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Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 Seconda Stecca, 2° Piano (EST) - DAFNAE - Agripolis (Legnaro, PD) L'orario di ricevimento è indicativo. Si consiglia di prendere preventivamente accordi via email o telefono (vedi contatti).
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Proposals for thesis
1) Fruitlet thinning and abscission in apple: molecular mechanisms determining fruit load
2) Fruit development and ripening (apple, peach, grape)
3) Effect of climate changes and extreme weather events on fruit development and quality (apple and grape)

Curriculum Vitae
Alessandro Botton graduated cum laude in Agricultural Biotechnology at the University of Padova in the A.Y. 2003-2004. He carried out several studies on different fruit species (mainly apple and peach), focusing on diverse aspects of quality, from the organoleptic parameters to nutritional value and health-related issues, also in relation to pre- and post-harvest management, and mainly from a molecular/physiological point of view. He took the PhD in Crop Science in the A.Y. 2007-2008 with a dissertation titled "A transcriptomic approach to food safety-Fruit allergens and mycotoxins". During his PhD, he spent a few months at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg (Germany), carrying out phenotypic characterization of RNAi lines and functional characterization of the AtMob1 gene. After the PhD and up to 2011, he worked as a post-doc on apple fruitlet abscission, ripening of climacteric (peach) and non-climacteric (grape berry) fruits, and on seed-fruit signalling. In 2011, he was enrolled as a researcher at the University of Padova, widening its field of action also on new topics. During the last five years, Alessandro gained experience also in coordinating projects and collaborating with several colleagues at national/international level. He has been invited to give seminars/ keynotes in summer schools and international conferences. Alessandro is currently carrying out his research on fleshy fruits species (i.e. apple, peach, and grape), mainly focusing on the hormonal regulation of fruit development by means of integrated ‘omic’ approaches, including not only transcriptomics, but also metabolomics and bioinformatics according to a systems biology perspective. All his research activity is certified by several publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals and books.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 21274FCC27A527D488F9F446E25D7124.pdf

Pubblicazioni recenti (selezione degli ultimi 5 anni)

-M. Vegro; G. Eccher; F. Populin; C. Sorgato; F. Savazzini; G. Pagliarani; S. Tartarini; G. Pasini; A. Curioni; A. Antico; A. Botton (2016). Old Apple (Malus domestica L. Borkh) varieties with hypoallergenic properties: an integrated approach for studying apple allergenicity. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY 64 (48), 9224-9236.
- Botton A., Rasori A., Ziliotto F., Moing A., Maucourt M., Bernillon S., Deborde C., Petterle A., Varotto S., Bonghi C. (2016). The peach HECATE3-like gene FLESHY plays a double role during fruit development. PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 91(1-2):97-114, dos: 10.3168/jds.2015-10420
- Eccher Giulia, Begheldo Maura, Boschetti Andrea, Ruperti Benedetto, Botton Alessandro (2015). Roles of Ethylene Production and Ethylene Receptor Expression in Regulating Apple Fruitlet Abscission. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 169, p. 125-137, doi: 10.1104/pp.15.00358
- Sergio Ferrero, Lorenzo Carretero-Paulet, Marta Adelina Mendes, Alessandro Botton, Giulia Eccher, Simona Masiero, Lucia Colombo (2015). Transcriptomic Signatures in Seeds of Apple (Malus domestica L. Borkh) during Fruitlet Abscission. PLOS ONE, vol. 10, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120503
- Trevisan Sara, Manoli Alessandro, Ravazzolo Laura, Botton Alessandro, Pivato Micaela, Masi Antonio, Quaggiotti Silvia (2015). Nitrate sensing by the maize root apex transition zone: A merged transcriptomic and proteomic survey. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, vol. 66, p. 3699-3715, doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv165
- Giulia Eccher, Sergio Ferrero, Francesca Populin, Lucia Colombo, Alessandro Botton (2014). Apple (Malus domesticaL. Borkh) as an emerging model for fruit development. PLANT BIOSYSTEMS, vol. 148, p. 157-168, doi: 10.1080/11263504.2013.870254
- A. Lovisetto, F. Guzzo, A. Tadiello, E. Confortin, A. Pavanello, A. Botton, G. Casadoro (2013). Characterization of a bZIP gene highly expressed during ripening of the peach fruit. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, vol. 70, p. 462-470, doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2013.06.014
- Giulia Eccher, Alessandro Botton, Mariano Dimauro, Andrea Boschetti, Benedetto Ruperti, Angelo Ramina (2013). Early induction of apple fruitlet abscission is characterized by an increase of both isoprene emission and abscisic acid content. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 161, p. 1952-1969, doi: 10.1104/pp.112.208470
- Ziliotto F., Corso M., Rizzini F. M., Rasori A., Botton A., Bonghi C. (2012). Grape berry ripening delay induced by a pre-veraison NAA treatment is paralleled by a shift in the expression pattern of auxin- and ethylene-related genes. BMC PLANT BIOLOGY, doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-12-185

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List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
No course unit for this A.Y.

Responsibility of other activity for A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
AG0064 COMMON AG01105201 4 1st Year First
AG0065 COMMON AG01105201 4 1st Year First
AG0063 COMMON AG01105201 4 1st Year First
MV0991 COMMON MV02105165 3 1st Year First
AG0062 COMMON AG01105201 4 1st Year First
IF0321 COMMON AG01105201 4 1st Year First