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Incoronata (Tella) Galasso


Email: galasso * ibba.cnr.it | Phone: 02-23699676 | Fax: 02-23699411


Education and Professional Experience


Degree in Agricultural Science, University of Bari. 1988. Research fellowship at the Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Basilicata – Potenza. 1989-1993. Research training associate awarded by the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan (Nigeria), for research on the cytogenetics of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) and wild relatives, at the Istituto di Genetica Vegetale IGV-CNR, Bari. 1993-1994. Research fellowship at the John Innes Institute (JII), Karyobiology Group, Dep. Cell. Biology, Norwich, (UK) on the molecular cytogenetics of Vigna and Arabidopsis species. 1994-1997. Research contract (art. 23) at the Istituto del Germoplasma, Bari, on the genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships in the genus Triticum and Vigna using molecular cytogenetics methods. 1995-1996. Two short-term mobility fellowships (CNR-British Council), at the John Innes Institute (JII), Karyobiology Group, Norwich (UK), as part of a joint programme of research on the molecular cytogenetics of Triticeae species by FISH using SSR molecular marker. 1997-1999. Tree short-term mobility fellowships (CNR-DFG), one at the Cell Biology Dept. of Biology di Kaiserslautern (Germany), and two at the Institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding Christian-Albrechts-University di Kiel (Germany), as part of a joint programme of research on the development and use of high repetitive DNA and mobile DNA elements as novel molecular markers to study genetic diversity in plants.


Plant and Animal Biodiversity, Biomass and Bioenergy

Molecular biology, Genome analysis

Ongoing projects

Research Project “VeLiCa – From ancient crops materials and products for the Future” financed by Regione Lombardia/CNR - Accordo Istituzionale n.14840/RCC 2011-2013 Project “Use of non-food plants for biofuel production”, belonging to the Project 2 “Biological resources and innovative technologies for sustainable development of the agro-food system”, funded by Regione Lombardia/CNR (2008-2012) http://ribitinnova.ibba.cnr.it Joint Project 2009/2011 CNR/CSIR Agreement. Project Title: “Selection of Jatropha curcas L. accessions capable of stable and high yield oil production for renewable fuels” (2009-2011).

Selected Publications

  • Galasso I., Manca A., Braglia L., Martinelli T., Morello L., Breviario D. (2011) h-TBP: an ILP-based approach for the rapid isolation and characterization of the multiple members of the b-tubulin gene family in Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz. Molecular Breeding. (doi:10.1007/s11032-010-9515-0)
  • Martinelli T. and Galasso I. (2011) Phenological growth stages of Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz according to the extended BBCH scale. Annals of Applied Biology 158: 87-94
  • Manca A., Galasso I. (2010) Development of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers in Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz. MINERVA BIOTEC 2010;22 Suppl. 1 No. 2:43-5
  • Fileppi M., Galasso I., Tagliabue G., Daminati M.G., Campion B.;,Doria E., Sparvoli F. (2010) Characterisation of structural genes involved in phytic acid biosynthesis in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Molecular Breeding 3: 453-470
  • Lioi L., Galasso I., Daminati M.G., Piergiovanni A.R. (2010) Inhibitory properties and binding loop polymorphism in Bowman-Birk inhibitors from Phaseolus species. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 57:533-542
  • Galasso I., Piergiovanni A.R., Lioi L., Campion B., Bollini R., Sparvoli F. (2009) Genome organization of Bowman-Birk inhibitor in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Molecular Breeding, 23: 617-624 .
  • Campion B., Perrone D., Galasso I., Bollini R. (2009) Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) lines devoid of major lectin proteins. Plant Breeding, 128: 199-204.
  • Campion B., Sparvoli F., Doria E., Tagliabue G., Galasso I., Fileppi M. Bollini R., Nielsen E (2009). Isolation and characterisation of a lpa (low phytic acid) mutant in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 118: 1211-1221.

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