Francesco Nazzi

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InstitutionDipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali
Università degli Studi di Udine
Postal addressvia delle Scienze 206
Office phone+390432558513
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
Research interestsVarroa biology
 honeybee pathology
 chemical ecology
PublicationsNazzi F. (1992) - Morphometric analysis of honey bees from an area of racial hybridization in northeastern Italy. Apidologie, 23: 89-96.
Nazzi F. (1992) - Fluctuation of forewing characters in hybrid honeybees from northeastern Italy. Journal of Apicultural Research, 31: 27-31.
Greatti M., Milani N., Nazzi F. (1992) - Reinfestation of an acaricide-treated apiary by Varroa jacobsoni Oud.. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 16: 279-286.
Dedej S., Nazzi F. (1994) - Two distances of fore-wing venation as estimates of wing size. Journal of Apicultural Research, 33: 59-60.
Nazzi F., Milani N. (1994) - A technique for reproduction of Varroa jacobsoni Oud. under laboratory conditions. Apidologie, 25: 579-584.
Nazzi F., Milani N. (1996) - The presence of inhibitors of the reproduction of Varroa jacobsoni Oud. (Gamasida: Varroidae) in infested cells. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 20: 617-623.
Nazzi F., Milani N., Della Vedova G., Nimis M. (2001) - Semiochemicals from larval food affect the locomotory behaviour of the varroa mite. Apidologie, 32: 149-155.
Nazzi F., Milani N., Della Vedova G. (2002) - (Z)-8-Heptadecene from infested cells reduces the reproduction of Varroa destructor under laboratory conditions. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 28: 2181-2190.
Nazzi F., Della Vedova G., D’Agaro M. (2004) - A semiochemical from brood cells infested by Varroa destructor triggers hygienic behaviour in Apis mellifera. Apidologie, 35: 65-70.
Milani N., Della Vedova G., Nazzi F. (2004) - (Z)-8-Heptadecene reduces the reproduction of Varroa destructor in brood cells. Apidologie, 35: 265-273.
Nazzi F., Milani N., Della Vedova G. (2004) - A semiochemical from larval food influences the entrance of Varroa destructor into brood cells. Apidologie, 35: 403–410.
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.
Del Piccolo F., Nazzi F., Della Vedova G., Milani N. (2010) - Selection of Apis mellifera workers by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor using host cuticular hydrocarbons. Parasitology, 137: 967-973.
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 Pathog 8(6): e1002735. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002735.
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.
Dietemann V., Nazzi F., Martin S.J., Anderson D.L., Locke B., Delaplane K.S., Wauquiez Q., Tannahill C., Frey E., Ziegelmann B., Rosenkranz P., Ellis J.D. (2013) - Standard methods for varroa research. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(1). doi: 10.3896/IBRA.
Torto B., Carroll M.J., Duehl A., Fombong A.T., Gozansky T.K., Nazzi F., Soroker V., Teal P.E.A. (2013) - Standard methods for chemical ecology research in Apis mellifera. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52 (4): 1-34.
Pirk C.W.W., de Miranda J.R., Kramer M., Murray T.E., Nazzi F., Shutler D., van der Steen J.J.M., van Dooremalen C. (2013) - Statistical guidelines for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(4): 1-24.
Prisco G.D., 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, 110 (46): 18466-18471.