Alberto Alma

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Publications of Alberto Alma

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2019) 167, 171-185
Elena Gonella, Rosemarie Tedeschi, Elena Crotti and Alberto Alma (2019)
Multiple guests in a single host: interactions across symbiotic and phytopathogenic bacteria in phloem-feeding vectors – a review

Journal of Pest Science (2019) 92, 353-359
Chiara Ferracini, Ester Ferrari, Marianna Pontini, Matteo A. Saladini and Alberto Alma (2019)
Effectiveness of Torymus sinensis: a successful long-term control of the Asian chestnut gall wasp in Italy

Insect Systematics and Evolution (2019) 50, 327-345
M. Montagna, E. Gonella, V. Mereghetti, G. Magoga, E. Ferrari, M. Pontini, C. Ferracini and A. Alma (2019)
Molecular species delimitation of the Asian chestnut gall wasp biocontrol agent released in Italy

Annals of Applied Biology (2018) 173, 55-62
A. Alma, F. Lessio, E. Gonella, L. Picciau, M. Mandrioli and F. Tota (2018)
New insights in phytoplasma-vector interaction: acquisition and inoculation of flavescence dorée phytoplasma by Scaphoideus titanus adults in a short window of time

Journal of Pest Science (2018) 91, 1033-1046
Elena Gonella, Elena Crotti, Mauro Mandrioli, Daniele Daffonchio and Alberto Alma (2018)
Asaia symbionts interfere with infection by Flavescence dorée phytoplasma in leafhoppers

Bulletin of Insectology (2017) 70, 49-55
Luca Picciau, Chiara Ferracini and Alberto Alma (2017)
Reproductive traits in Torymus sinensis, biocontrol agent of the Asian chestnut gall wasp: implications for biological control success

Environmental Microbiology Reports (2017) 9, 91-103
Violetta Vacchini, Elena Gonella, Elena Crotti, Erica M. Prosdocimi, Fabio Mazzetto, Bessem Chouaia, Matteo Callegari, Francesca Mapelli, Mauro Mandrioli, Alberto Alma and Daniele Daffonchio (2017)
Bacterial diversity shift determined by different diets in the gut of the spotted wing fly Drosophila suzukii is primarily reflected on acetic acid bacteria

BioControl (2017) 62, 445-456
Chiara Ferracini, Ester Ferrari, Marianna Pontini, Lindsay Karen Hernández Nova, Matteo A. Saladini and Alberto Alma (2017)
Post-release evaluation of non-target effects of Torymus sinensis, the biological control agent of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Italy

Journal of Pest Science (2016) 89, 783-792
Fabio Mazzetto, Elena Gonella, Elena Crotti, Violetta Vacchini, Michail Syrpas, Marianna Pontini, Sven Mangelinckx, Daniele Daffonchio and Alberto Alma (2016)
Olfactory attraction of Drosophila suzukii by symbiotic acetic acid bacteria

Bulletin of Insectology (2016) 69, 277-289
Federico Lessio, Luca Picciau, Elena Gonella, Mauro Mandrioli, Federica Tota and Alberto Alma (2016)
The mosaic leafhopper Orientus ishidae: host plants, spatial distribution, infectivity, and transmission of 16SrV phytoplasmas to vines

Journal of Pest Science (2015) 88, 135-142
Sandro Bertolino, Laura Asteggiano, Matteo A. Saladini, Luca Giordani, Graziano Vittone and Alberto Alma (2015)
Environmental factors and agronomic practices associated with Savi's pine vole abundance in Italian apple orchards

BioControl (2015) 60, 169-177
Chiara Ferracini, Elena Gonella, Ester Ferrari, Matteo Alessandro Saladini, Luca Picciau, Federica Tota, Marianna Pontini and Alberto Alma (2015)
Novel insight in the life cycle of Torymus sinensis, biocontrol agent of the chestnut gall wasp

Bulletin of Insectology (2015) 68, 127-134
Santolo Francati, Alberto Alma, Chiara Ferracini, Aldo Pollini and Maria Luisa Dindo (2015)
Indigenous parasitoids associated with Dryocosmus kuriphilus in a chestnut production area of Emilia Romagna (Italy)

Bulletin of Insectology (2015) 68, 153-157
Fabio Mazzetto, Elena Gonella and Alberto Alma (2015)
Wolbachia infection affects female fecundity in Drosophila suzukii

BioControl (2015) 60, 583-594
Chiara Ferracini, Ester Ferrari, Matteo Alessandro Saladini, Marianna Pontini, Marida Corradetti and Alberto Alma (2015)
Non-target host risk assessment for the parasitoid Torymus sinensis

Annals of Applied Biology (2014) 165, 395-403
Y. Abou-Jawdah, A. Abdel Sater, M. Jawhari, H. Sobh, H. Abdul-Nour, P.A. Bianco, M. Molino Lova and A. Alma (2014)
Asymmetrasca decedens (Cicadellidae, Typhlocybinae), a natural vector of ' Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium'

Bulletin of Entomological Research (2014) 104, 432-443
F. Lessio, F. Tota and A. Alma (2014)
Tracking the dispersion of Scaphoideus titanus Ball (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from wild to cultivated grapevine: use of a novel mark-capture technique

International Journal of Pest Management (2014) 60, 246-257
Simone Falzoi, Federico Lessio, Federico Spanna and Alberto Alma (2014)
Influence of temperature on the embryonic and post-embryonic development of Scaphoideus titanus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), vector of grapevine Flavescence dorée

Plant Disease (2013) 97, p. 1505 (Salem et al.)
N.M. Salem, F. Quaglino, A. Abdeen, P. Casati, D. Bulgari, A. Alma and P.A. Bianco (2013)
First report of ´Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' strains associated with grapevine bois noir in Jordan

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2013) 23, 1342-1348
Maria Luisa Dindo, Santolo Francati, Elisa Marchetti, Chiara Ferracini, Ambra Quacchia and Alberto Alma (2013)
Acceptance and suitability of Cacyreus marshalli (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) as host for three indigenous parasitoids

Journal of Pest Science (2013) 86, 635-647
Lucia Zappalà, Antonio Biondi, Alberto Alma, Ibrahim J. Al-Jboory, Judit Arnó, Ahmet Bayram, Anaïs Chailleux, Ashraf El-Arnaouty, Dan Gerling, Yamina Guenaoui, Liora Shaltiel-Harpaz, Gaetano Siscaro, Menelaos Stavrinides, Luciana Tavella, Rosa Vercher Aznar, Alberto Urbaneja and Nicolas Desneux (2013)
Natural enemies of the South American moth, Tuta absoluta, in Europe, North Africa and Middle East, and their potential use in pest control strategies

Phytoparasitica (2012) 40, 213-221
Caterina Camerota, Noura Raddadi, Alan Pizzinat, Elena Gonella, Elena Crotti, Rosemarie Tedeschi, Netta Mozes-Daube, Ibolya Ember, Zoltan Acs, Maria Kolber, Einat Zchori-Fein, Daniele Daffonchio and Alberto Alma (2012)
Incidence of `Candidatus Liberibacter europaeus' and phytoplasmas in Cacopsylla species (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) and their host/shelter plants

Journal of Economic Entomology (2012) 105, 1311-1319
Chiara Ferracini, Barbara Letizia Ingegno, Paolo Navone, Ester Ferrari, Marco Mosti, Luciana Tavella and Alberto Alma (2012)
Adaptation of indigenous larval parasitoids to Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Italy

Phytopathologia Mediterranea (2011) 50, 273-282
Marina Molino Lova, Fabio Quaglino, Yusuf Abou-Jawdah, Elia Choueiri, Hana Sobh, Paola Casati, Rosemarie Tedeschi, Alberto Alma and Piero A. Bianco (2011)
Identification of new 16SrIX subgroups, -F and -G, among `Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium' strains infecting almond, peach and nectarine in Lebanon

Bulletin of Insectology (2011) 64, S123-S124
Yusuf Abou-Jawdah, Hala Dakhil, Marina Molino Lova, Hana Sobh, Maya Nehme, Efat Abou Fakhr-Hammad, Alberto Alma, Jamil Samsatly, Maan Jawhari, Hani Abdul-Nour and Piero A. Bianco (2011)
Preliminary survey of potential vectors of `Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium' in Lebanon and probability of occurrence of apricot chlorotic leaf roll (ACLR) phytoplasma
Second International Phytoplasmologist Working Group Meeting (IPWG), Neustadt an der Weinstraße (Germany) September 12-15, 2011

International Journal of Pest Management (2011) 57, 205-216
Federico Lessio, Enrico Borgogno Mondino and Alberto Alma (2011)
Spatial patterns of Scaphoideus titanus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae): a geostatistical and neural network approach

Bulletin of Insectology (2011) 64, S135-S136
Alan Pizzinat, Rosemarie Tedeschi and Alberto Alma (2011)
Cacopsylla melanoneura (Foerster): aestivation and overwintering habitats in Northwest Italy
Second International Phytoplasmologist Working Group Meeting (IPWG), Neustadt an der Weinstraße (Germany) September 12-15, 2011

Bulletin of Insectology (2011) 64, S267-S268
Marina Molino Lova, Fabio Quaglino, Youssuf Abou-Jawdah, Elia Choueiri, Hana Sobh, Alberto Alma, Rosemarie Tedeschi, Paola Casati and Piero A. Bianco (2011)
´Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium'-related strains infecting almond, peach and nectarine in Lebanon
Second International Phytoplasmologist Working Group Meeting (IPWG), Neustadt an der Weinstraße (Germany) September 12-15, 2011

BioControl (2011) 56, 527-538
Melanie Gibbs, Karsten Schönrogge, Alberto Alma, George Melika, Ambra Quacchia, Graham N. Stone and Alexandre Aebi (2011)
Torymus sinensis: a viable management option for the biological control of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Europe?

Environmental Microbiology (2011) 13, 911-921
Irene Ricci, Claudia Damiani, Patrizia Scuppa, Michela Mosca, Elena Crotti, Paolo Rossi, Aurora Rizzi, Aida Capone, Elena Gonella, Patrizia Ballarini, Bessem Chouaia, N' fale Sagnon, Fulvio Esposito, Alberto Alma, Mauro Mandrioli, Luciano Sacchi, Claudio Bandi, Daniele Daffonchio, Guido Favia (2011)
The yeast Wickerhamomyces anomalus (Pichia anomala) inhabits the midgut and reproductive system of the Asian malaria vector Anopheles stephensi

Environmental Microbiology (2011) 13, 414-426
Noura Raddadi, Elena Gonella, Caterina Camerota, Alan Pizzinat, Rosemarie Tedeschi, Elena Crotti, Mauro Mandrioli, Piero Attilio Bianco, Daniele Daffonchio and Alberto Alma (2011)
´Candidatus Liberibacter europaeus' sp. nov. that is associated with and transmitted by the psyllid Cacopsylla pyri apparently behaves as an endophyte rather than a pathogen

Bulletin of Insectology (2011) 64, S269-S270
Federico Lessio, Ivan Albertin, Dario M. Lombardo, Paola Gotta and Alberto Alma (2011)
Monitoring Scaphoideus titanus for IPM purposes: results of a pilot-project in Piedmont (NW Italy)
Second International Phytoplasmologist Working Group Meeting (IPWG), Neustadt an der Weinstraße (Germany) September 12-15, 2011

Bulletin of Insectology (2011) 64, S91-S92
Valeria Longone, Flor González, Alan Zamorano, Ana Maria Pino, Jaime Araya, Verónica Díaz, Samanta Paltrinieri, Alberto Calari, Assunta Bertaccini, Luca Picciau, Alberto Alma and Nicola Fiore (2011)
Epidemiological aspects of phytoplasmas in Chilean grapevines
Second International Phytoplasmologist Working Group Meeting (IPWG), Neustadt an der Weinstraße (Germany) September 12-15, 2011

Annals of Applied Biology (2010) 157, 435-445
Sabrina Bertin, Luca Picciau, Zoltán Ács, Alberto Alma and Domenico Bosco (2010)
Molecular identification of the Hyalesthes species (Hemiptera: Cixiidae) occurring in vineyard agroecosystems

Journal of Phytopathology (2010) 158, 81-87
Paola Casati, Fabio Quaglino, Rosemarie Tedeschi, Fabio Mario Spiga, Alberto Alma, Paola Spadone and Piero Attilio Bianco (2010)
Identification and molecular characterization of `Candidatus Phytoplasma mali' isolates in north-western Italy

Pest Management Science (2010) 66, 767-772
Chiara Ferracini, Paolo Curir, Marcello Dolci, Virginia Lanzotti and Alberto Alma (2010)
Aesculus pavia foliar saponins: defensive role against the leafminer Cameraria ohridella

Bulletin of Insectology (2009) 62, 143-148
Peter John Mazzoglio, Paola Dolci, Federico Lessio and Alberto Alma (2009)
Zoophthora radicans affecting Zyginidia pullula

Bulletin of Entomological Research (2009) 99, 377-383
F. Lessio, R. Tedeschi, M. Pajoro and A. Alma (2009)
Seasonal progression of sex ratio and phytoplasma infection in Scaphoideus titanus Ball (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)

European Journal of Plant Pathology (2009) 123, 301-310
Rosemarie Tedeschi, Pavel Lauterer, Lorenzo Brusetti, Federica Tota and Alberto Alma (2009)
Composition, abundance and phytoplasma infection in the hawthorn psyllid fauna of northwestern Italy

Phytopathology (2009) 99, 711-715
D. Pacifico, A. Alma, B. Bagnoli, X. Foissac, G. Pasquini, M. Tessitori and C. Marzachì (2009)
Characterization of bois noir isolates by restriction fragment length polymorphism of a stolbur-specific putative membrane protein gene

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences (2009) 276, 2485-2491
Ilaria Negri, Antonella Franchini, Elena Gonella, Daniele Daffonchio, Peter John Mazzoglio, Mauro Mandrioli and Alberto Alma (2009)
Unravelling the Wolbachia evolutionary role: the reprogramming of the host genomic imprinting

Bulletin of Insectology (2008) 61, 199-200
Federico Lessio and Alberto Alma (2008)
Host plants and seasonal presence of Dictyophara europaea in the vineyard agro-ecosystem
4th European Hemiptera Congress, Ivrea (Turin, Italy) - Sept. 10-14, 2007

Bulletin of Insectology (2008) 61, 217-218
Massimo Pajoro, Massimo Marzorati, Ilaria Negri, Luciano Sacchi, Daniele Daffonchio and Alberto Alma (2008)
Investigation over the life cycle of ST1-C the endosymbiont of Scaphoideus titanus
4th European Hemiptera Congress, Ivrea (Turin, Italy) - Sept. 10-14, 2007

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2008) 129, 32-36
Marco Tasin, Daniele Demaria, Camilla Ryne, Alessandro Cesano, Aldo Galliano, Gianfranco Anfora, Claudio Ioriatti and Alberto Alma (2008)
Effect of anti-hail nets on Cydia pomonella behavior in apple orchards

Bulletin of Insectology (2008) 61, 221-222
Elena Gonella, Ilaria Negri, Massimo Marzorati, Lorenzo Brusetti, Massimo Pajoro, Mauro Mandrioli, Rosemarie Tedeschi, Daniele Daffonchio and Alberto Alma (2008)
Study of the bacterial community affiliated to Hyalesthes obsoletus, the insect vector of 'bois noir' phytoplasma of grape
4th European Hemiptera Congress, Ivrea (Turin, Italy) - Sept. 10-14, 2007

Bulletin of Insectology (2008) 61, 327-331
Bojan Duduk, Pantelija Peric, Dejan Marcic, Tanja Drobnjakovic, Luca Picciau, Alberto Alma and Assunta Bertaccini (2008)
Phytoplasmas in carrots: disease and potential vectors in Serbia

Pest Management Science (2008) 64, 1170-1178
Matteo A. Saladini, Massimo Blandino, Amedeo Reyneri and Alberto Alma (2008)
Impact of insecticide treatments on Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and their influence on the mycotoxin contamination of maize kernels

Bulletin of Insectology (2008) 61, 193-194
Chiara Ferracini and Alberto Alma (2008)
Arocatus melanocephalus a hemipteran pest on elm in the urban environment
4th European Hemiptera Congress, Ivrea (Turin, Italy) - Sept. 10-14, 2007

Bulletin of Insectology (2008) 61, 197-198
Luca Picciau, Federico Lessio and Alberto Alma (2008)
Preliminary data on the Cixiid fauna of the vineyard agro-ecosystem in Piedmont (North-Western Italy)
4th European Hemiptera Congress, Ivrea (Turin, Italy) - Sept. 10-14, 2007

BioControl (2008) 53, 829-839
Ambra Quacchia, Seiichi Moriya, Giovanni Bosio, Ivano Scapin and Alberto Alma (2008)
Rearing, release and settlement prospect in Italy of Torymus sinensis , the biological control agent of the chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus

Journal of Economic Entomology (2007) 100, 1910-1915
Chiara Ferracini and Alberto Alma (2007)
Sequential sampling plan for Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) on horse chestnut tree

Bulletin of Insectology (2007) 60, 199-200
Z. Dér, S. Koczor, B. Zsolnai, I. Ember, M. Kölber, A. Bertaccini and A. Alma (2007)
Scaphoideus titanus identified in Hungary
First International Phytoplasmologist Working Group Meeting (IPWG), Bologna (Italy) November 12-15, 2007

Bulletin of Insectology (2007) 60, 373-374
F. Lessio, R. Tedeschi and A. Alma (2007)
Presence of Scaphoideus titanus on American grapevine in woodlands, and infection with 'flavescence dorée' phytoplasmas
First International Phytoplasmologist Working Group Meeting (IPWG), Bologna (Italy) November 12-15, 2007

Environmental Entomology (2007) 36, 1147-1153
Chiara Ferracini and Alberto Alma (2007)
Evaluation of the community of native eulophid parasitoids on Cameraria ohridella Deschka and Dimic in urban areas

Bulletin of Insectology (2007) 60, 187-188
R. Tedeschi and A. Alma (2007)
´Candidatus Phytoplasma mali': the current situation of insect vectors in northwestern Italy
First International Phytoplasmologist Working Group Meeting (IPWG), Bologna (Italy) November 12-15, 2007

Journal of Plant Pathology (2007) 89, 97-102
E. Lessio, R. Tedeschi and A. Alma (2007)
Population dynamics, host plants and infection rate with stolbur phytoplasma of Hyalesthes obsoletus Signoret in north-western Italy

Journal of Economic Entomology (2006) 99, 578-582
Federico Lessio and Alberto Alma (2006)
Spatial distribution of nymphs of Scaphoideus titanus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) in grapes, and evaluation of sequential sampling plans

Bulletin of Insectology (2006) 59, 111-114
Jacopo Rossi, Ursula Gamba, Massimo Pinna, Sandra Spagnolo, Cristina Visentin and Alberto Alma (2006)
Hoverflies in organic apple orchards in north-western Italy

Plant Disease (2006) 90, 284-290
Rosemarie Tedeschi and Alberto Alma (2006)
Fieberiella florii (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha) as a vector of `Candidatus Phytoplasma mali'

Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2006) 72, 1467-1475
Massimo Marzorati, Alberto Alma, Luciano Sacchi, Massimo Pajoro, Simona Palermo, Lorenzo Brusetti, Noura Raddadi, Annalisa Balloi, Rosemarie Tedeschi, E. Clementi, S. Corona, F. Quaglino, P.A. Bianco, T. Beninati, C. Bandi and D. Daffonchio (2006)
A novel Bacteroidetes symbiont is localized in Scaphoideus titanus, the insect vector of flavescence dorée in Vitis vinifera

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2006) 121, 229-234
Chiara Ferracini, Guy Boivin and Alberto Alma (2006)
Costs and benefits of host feeding in the parasitoid wasp Trichogramma turkestanica

International Journal of Pest Management (2005) 51, 165-173
Alberto Alma, Federico Lessio, Amedeo Reyneri and Massimo Blandino (2005)
Relationships between Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) feeding activity, crop technique and mycotoxin contamination of corn kernel in northwestern Italy

Environmental Entomology (2005) 34, 819-824
Alberto Alma, Chiara Ferracini and Giovanni Burgio (2005)
Development of a sequential plan to evaluate Neodryinus typhlocybae (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae) population associated with Metcalfa pruinosa (Say) (Homoptera: Flatidae) infestation in northwestern Italy

Environmental Entomology (2004) 33, 1689-1694
Federico Lessio and Alberto Alma (2004)
Seasonal and daily movement of Scaphoideus titanus Ball (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)

Journal of Economic Entomology (2004) 97, 8-13
Rosemarie Tedeschi and Alberto Alma (2004)
Transmission of apple proliferation phytoplasma by Cacopsylla melanoneura (Homoptera: Psyllidae)

Agricultural and Forest Entomology (2004) 6, 121-128
Federico Lessio and Alberto Alma (2004)
Dispersal patterns and chromatic response of Scaphoideus titanus Ball (Homoptera Cicadellidae), vector of the phytoplasma agent of grapevine flavescence dorée

Phytopathologia Mediterranea (2003) 42, 257-267
Akhtar J. Khan, Simona Botti, Ali M. Al-Subhi, Mohsin A. Zaidi, Illimar Altosaar, Alberto Alma and Assunta Bertaccini (2003)
Molecular characterization of the 16S rRNA gene of phytoplasmas detected in two leafhopper species associated with alfalfa plants infected with witches' broom in Oman

Journal of Economic Entomology (2002) 95, 544-551
Rosemarie Tedeschi, Domenico Bosco and Alberto Alma (2002)
Population dynamics of Cacopsylla melanoneura (Homoptera: Psyllidae), a vector of apple proliferation phytoplasma in northwestern Italy

Plant Protection Science (2001) 37, 49-56
P.A. Bianco, A. Alma, P. Casati, G. Scattini and A. Arzone (2001)
Transmission of 16SrV phytoplasmas by Scaphoideus titanus Ball in northern Italy

Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Agraria (2001) 57, 93-102
Valeria Giordano, Alessandra Arzone and Alberto Alma (2001)
Reperti bio-etologici di Driinidi Anteonini su Cicadellidi (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae - Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)
[Bio-ethological findings of Dryinidae Anteoninae on cicadellids (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae - Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)]

Journal of Plant Pathology (2001) 83, 181-187
A. Alma, S. Palermo, G. Boccardo and M. Conti (2001)
Transmission of chrysanthemum yellows, a subgroup 16SrI-B phytoplasma, to grapevine by four leafhopper species

Annals of Applied Biology (2000) 136, 173-178
A. Alma, C. Marzachi, M. D'Aquillo and D. Bosco (2000)
Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum L.): dead-end host species for 16Sr-IB and -IC subgroup phytoplasmas

Annals of Applied Biology (1997) 130, 1-11
D. Bosco, A. Alma and A. Arzone (1997)
Studies on population dynamics and spatial distribution of leafhoppers in vineyards (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)