Desiderato Annoscia

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InstitutionUniversità degli Studi di Udine

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali
Postal addressVia delle Scienze, 206
Office phone+390432558515
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Varroa control
Research interestsApis mellifera pathology
 Biology of Varroa destructor
Publications1. Nazzi F., Bortolomeazzi R., Della Vedova G., Del Piccolo F., Annoscia D., Milani N. (2009) – Octanoic acid confers to royal jelly varroa-repellent properties. Naturwissenschaften, 96: 309-314.

2. Nazzi F., Brown S. P., Annoscia D., Del Piccolo F., Di Prisco G., Varricchio P., Della Vedova G., Cattonaro F., Caprio E., Pennacchio F. (2012) – Synergistic Parasite-Pathogen Interactions Mediated by Host Immunity Can Drive the Collapse of Honeybee Colonies. PLoS Pathogens, 8 (6): e1002735.

3. Annoscia D., Del Piccolo F., Nazzi F. (2012) – How does the mite Varroa destructor kill the honeybee Apis mellifera? Alteration of cuticular hydrocarbons and water loss in infested honeybees. Journal of Insect Physiology, 58: 1548-1555.

4. Di Prisco G., Cavaliere V., Annoscia D., Varricchio P., Caprio E., Nazzi F., Gargiulo G., Pennacchio F. (2013) – Neonicotinoid clothianidin adversely affects insect immunity and promotes replication of a viral pathogen in honey bees. PNAS, 111 (46), doi:10.1073/pnas.1314923110..

5. Nazzi F., Annoscia D., Del Fabbro S., Del Piccolo F. (2014) – Research and education for sustainability in a beekeeping project in sub-Saharan Africa. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 16: 619-632.