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Scientific sector BIO/01 - GENERAL BOTANICS
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Office hours
Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 studio n°15 IV piano Sud complesso Vallisneri
(updated on 21/06/2018 10:57)

Proposals for thesis
- Morphological, ultrastructural, biochemical and molecular investigations on cyanobacteria and microalgae.
- Morphological and molecular surveys on the seaweed biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea, with particular attention to the allochthonous taxa.
- Surveys on the xenobiotics in microalgae.
- Surveys on the phytoplankton of the North Adriatic Sea.

Curriculum Vitae
Isabella Moro was born in Padova on 23/01/1965. She graduated in Biology at the University of Padova in 1989. From 1992 to 2005 she was technician at the Department of Biology
(University of Padova). In 2002 she got her Ph.D. degree in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Padova. From 1 January 2006 she is researcher of Botany at the Department of
Biology (University of Padova). Her main research fields are surveys on the biodiversity of cyanobacteria, microalgae, and macroalgae through morphological, ultrastructural,
biochemical and molecular approaches. In particular, her research projects involve: a) molecular and phylogenetics analyses on different macroalgal species in order to identify new
alien taxa recently introduced in the Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean, Italy); b) DNA barcoding to solve current problems of systematics of cyanobacteria and algae; c) surveys on adaptive
mechanisms by microorganisms (cyanobacteria and microalgae) to extreme growth environments. Isabella Moro has an extensive experience in light and electron microscopy, and
molecular techniques. She is author and co-author of 66 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. She has been referee for several scientific journals. She is a member of
Italian Society of Botany (SBI) and of Federation of European Phycological Society (FEPS).

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 47EEA9AF559AA489CEF76EEDCBE95CF9.pdf

Research areas
- Morphological, ultrastructural, biochemical and molecular investigations on cyanobacteria and microalgae living in different environments;
- Surveys on the seaweed biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea, through morphological and molecular analyses, with particular attention to the allochthonous taxa;
- Effects of xenobiotics on microalgae, macroalgae, and higher plants.

- Rossi D., Moro I., Dobrzyński D., Realdon N. (2015). Evaluation of the influence of chemical composition of Euganean thermal waters on the growth of biologic species during the maturation process of peloids. Acta balneologica, vol. LVII, p. 193-194, ISSN: 2082-1867
- Sciuto K., Moro I. (2015) Cyanobacteria: the bright and dark sides of a charming group. Biodiversity and Conservation, 24: 711–738. DOI 10.1007/s10531-015-0898-4
- Wolf M.A., Maneveldt G.W., Kaleb S., Moro I. & Falace A. (2015) Morphological and molecular characterization of Hydrolithon rupestre (Corallinaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta): first report from the Mediterranean Sea. Phytotaxa 224 (1): 59–71. DOI 10.11646/phytotaxa.224.1.4
- Sciuto K., Lewis L.A., Verleyen E., Moro I., La Rocca N. (2015) Chodatodesmus australis sp. nov. (Scenedesmaceae, Chlorophyta) from Antarctica, with the emended description of the genus Chodatodesmus, and circumscription of Flechtneria rotunda gen. et sp. nov. Journal of Phycology, 51: 1172–1188 DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12355
- Moro I., La Rocca N., Rascio N. (2016) Photosynthetic Apparatus in Cyanobacteria and Microalgae. In: Pessarakli M. (Ed.) Handbook of Photosynthesis, Third Edition. 349-367 pp.
- La Rocca N., Moro I., Rascio N. (2016) Excess light and limited carbon: two problems that cyanobacteria and microalgae have to cope with. In: Pessarakli M. (Ed.) Handbook of Photosynthesis, Third Edition. 369-396 pp.
- Wolf M.A., Falace A., Kaleb S., Moro I. (2016) Molecular data confirm the existence of attached crustose tetrasporangial thalli in Phymatolithon calcareum (Melobesioideae, Hapalidiaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean Sea. Aquatic Botany 10.1016/j.aquabot.2016.07.006, 134: 75-81.
- Sciuto K., Moro I. (2016) Detection of the new cosmopolitan genus Thermoleptolyngbya
(Cyanobacteria, Leptolyngbyaceae) using the 16S rRNA gene and 16S–23S ITS region. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 105: 15-35.
- Rossi D., Dobrzynski D., Moro I., Zancato M. & Realdon N. (2017). The importance of an integrated analytic approach to the study of physico chemical characteristics of natural thermal waters used for pelotherapy aims: Perspectives for reusing cooled thermal waters for treatments related to thermalism applications. In: Bundschuh & Tomaszewska, Geothermal Water Management, Series Sustainable Water Developments - Resources, Management, Treatment, Efficiency and Reuse. CRC Press, 365-389 pp.
- Sciuto K., Moschin E. & Moro I. (2017). Cryptic cyanobacterial diversity in the giant cave (Trieste, Italy): the new genus Timaviella (Leptolyngbyaceae). Cryptogamie, Algologie, 38(4): 285-323.
- Sfriso A., Wolf M.A., Moro I., Sfriso A.A., Buosi A., Verlaque M. (2018) Rediscovery of a forgotten Mediterranean Chaetomorpha species in the Venice Lagoon (North Adriatic Sea): Chaetomorpha stricta Schiffner (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie, in stampa. IF 1.511, ISI Marine and Freshwater Biology, ranking 51/105.
- Cerchier P., Pezzato L., Moschin E., Bertolucci Coelho L., Marjorie Olivier M.G., Moro I., Magrini M. (2018). Antifouling properties of different Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation coatings on 7075 aluminium alloy. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, in stampa, (IF 2.962).

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 47EEA9AF559AA489CEF76EEDCBE95CF9.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IF0360 COMMON SCN1032606 7 1st Year (2019/20) Second
SC1165 COMMON SC08101002 6 2nd Year (2019/20) Second