Ignazio Floris

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InstitutionDipartimento Agraria, Università di Sassari (Sardegna, Italia)
Department of Agricultural Sciences, Sassari University (Sardinia, Italy)
Postal addressVia De Nicola sn
Office phone+39 079 229360
Mobile phone+39 320 9225542
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Environment,Diversity & Conservation
Research interestsBee Diseases (integrated approach)
 Honey and other hive products ( Characterization, properties)
 Melliferous sources
 Entomopathogenic bacteria
PublicationsCiulu, M, Floris, I, Nurchi, VM, Panzanelli, A, Pilo, MI, Spano, N, Sanna, G (2015). A Possible Freshness Marker for Royal Jelly: Formation of 5-Hydroxymethy1-2-furaldehyde as a Function of Storage Temperature and Time. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, Vol: 63 Issue: 16 Pages: 4190-4195 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b00873.

Ruiu, L , Falchi, G , Floris, I , Marche, MG , Mura, ME , Satta, A (2015). Pathogenicity and characterization of a novel Bacillus cereus sensu lato isolate toxic to the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata Wied. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY Vol: 126 Pages: 71-77
DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2015.01.010

Ruiu L, Satta A, Floris I (2014). Administration of Brevibacillus laterosporus spores as a poultry feed additive to inhibit house fly development in feces: A new eco-sustainable concept. POULTRY SCIENCE, vol. 93, p. 519-526, ISSN: 0032-5791, doi: doi.org/10.3382

Ruffinengo SR, Maggi MD, Fuselli S, De Piano FG, Negri P, Brasesco C, Satta A, Floris I, Eguaras M (2014). Bioactivity of microencapsulated essentials oils and perspectives of their use in the control of Varroa destructor. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, vol. 67, p. 81-86, ISSN: 1721-8861

Gende LB, Mendiara S, Fernandez NJ, Van Baren C, Di Leo Lira A, Bandoni A, Fritz R, Floris I, Eguaras M (2014). Essentials oils of some Mentha spp. and their relation with antimicrobial activity against Paenibacillus larvae, the causative agent of American foulbrood in honey bees, by using the bioautography technique. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, vol. 67, p. 13-20, ISSN: 1721-8861

Floris I, Nazzi F (2014). Acari parassiti. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): Carpana, Emanuele, Lodesani, Marco (Eds.), Patologia e avversità dell’alveare. p. 211-254, Springer, ISBN: 978-88-470-5649-7

Floris I (2014). Approccio integrato alla gestione sanitaria degli apiari. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): Carpana, Emanuele, Lodesani, Marco (Eds.) , Patologia e avversità dell'alveare. p. 341-350, Springer, ISBN: 978-88-470-5649-7

Floris I, Carpana E, Bassi S, Formato G, Cersini A, Lodesani M (2014). Malattie batterichee. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): Carpana, Emanuele, Lodesani, Marco (Eds.), Patologia e avversità dell’alveare. p. 49-121, Springer, ISBN: 978-88-470-5649-7

Lodesani M, Floris I (2014). Problemi legati ai trattamenti farmacologici. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): Carpana, Emanuele, Lodesani, Marco (Eds.) , Patologia e avversità dell'alveare. p. 323-339, Springer, ISBN: 978-88-470-5649-7

Ciulu M, Farre R, Floris I, Nurchi VM, Panzanelli A, Pilo MI, Spano N, Sanna G (2013). Determination of 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde in royal jelly by a rapid reversed phase HPLC method. ANALYTICAL METHODS, vol. 5, p. 5010-5013, ISSN: 1759-9660, doi: 10.1039/c3ay40634b

Bagella S, Satta A, Floris I, Caria MC, Rossetti I, Podani J (2013). Effects of plant community composition and flowering phenology on honeybee foraging in Mediterranean sylvo-pastoral systems. APPLIED VEGETATION SCIENCE, vol. 16, WOS:000324090800015, ISSN: 1402-2001, doi: 10.1111/avsc.12023

Ruiu L, Satta A, Floris I (2013). Emerging entomopathogenic bacteria for insect pest management. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, vol. 66, p. 181-186, ISSN: 1721-8861

Ciulu M, Floris I, Nurchi VM, Panzanelli A, Pilo MI, Spano N, Sanna G (2013). HPLC determination of pantothenic acid in royal jelly. ANALYTICAL METHODS, vol. 5, p. 6682-6685, ISSN: 1759-9660, doi: 10.1039/c3ay41284a

CIULU M, SPANO N, SALIS S, PILO M, FLORIS I, PIREDDU L, SANNA G (2012). Assay of B vitamins and other water soluble vitamins in honey. In: (a cura di): Victor R. Preedy, Food and Nutritional Components in Focus, No. 4, “B Vitamins and Folate: Chemistry, Analysis, Function and Effects”. vol. 4, p. 171-194, CHAMBRIDGE:The Royal Society of Chemistry, ISBN: 978-1849733694, doi: 10.1039/ 9781849733694

Satta A, Verdinelli M, Ruiu L, Buffa F, Salis S, Sassu A, Floris I (2012). Combination of beehive matrices analysis and ant biodiversity to study heavy metal pollution impact in a post-mining area (Sardinia, Italy). ENVIRONMETAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, vol. 19, p. 3977-3988, ISSN: 1614-7499, doi: 10.1007/s11356-012-0921-1

Ruiu L, Satta A, Floris I (2012). Observations on house fly larvae midgut ultrastructure after Brevibacillus laterosporus ingestion. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, vol. 111, p. 211-216, ISSN: 0022-2011, doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2012.08.005


RUIU L, SATTA A, FLORIS I (2011). Comparative applications of azadirachtin and Brevibacillus laterosporus based formulations for house fly management experiments in dairy farms. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 48, p. 345-350, ISSN: 0022-2585

TUBEROSO CIG, BIFULCO E, CABONI P, SARAIS G, COTTIGLIA F, FLORIS I (2011). Lumichrome and phenyllactic acid as chemical markers of thistle (Galactites tomentosa Moench) honey. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol. 59, p. 364-369, ISSN: 0021-8561

Ruiu L, Satta A, Floris I (2011). Potential of a Brevibacillus laterosporus and azadirachtin combination in immature house fly integrated management. IOBC/WPRS BULLETIN, vol. 66, p. 49-52, ISSN: 1027-3115

CIULU M, SOLINAS S, FLORIS I, PANZANELLI A, PILO M.I, PIU P.C, SPANO N, SANNA G (2011). RP-HPLC determination of water-soluble vitamins in honey. TALANTA, vol. 83, p. 924-929, ISSN: 0039-9140

Gende L, Satta A, Ligios V, Ruiu L, Buffa F, Fernandez N, Churio S, Eguaras M, Fiori M, Floris I (2011). Searching for an American foulbrood early detection threshold by the determination of paenibacillus larvae spore load in worker honey bees. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, vol. 64, p. 229-233, ISSN: 1721-8861

MAGGI M.D, RUFFINENGO S.R, MENDOZA Y, OJEDA P, RAMALLO G, FLORIS I, EGUARAS M.J (2011). Susceptibility of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) to synthetic acaricides in Uruguay: Varroa mites' potential to develop acaricide resistance. PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH, vol. 108, p. 815-821, ISSN: 0932-0113

TUBEROSO C.I.G, BIFULCO E, CABONI P, COTTIGLIA F, CABRAS P, FLORIS I (2010). Floral markers of strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo L.) honey. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol. 58, p. 384-389, ISSN: 0021-8561

GENDE L.B, FERNANDEZ N, BUFFA F, RUIU L, SATTA A, FRITZ R, EGUARAS M.J, FLORIS I (2010). Susceptibility of Paenibacillus larvae isolates to a tetracycline hydrochloride and Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil mixture. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, vol. 63, p. 247-250, ISSN: 1721-8861

SPANO N, CIULU M, FLORIS I, PANZANELLI A, PILO M.I, PIU P.C, SALIS S, SANNA G (2009). A direct RP-HPLC method for the determination of furanic aldehydes and acids in honey. TALANTA, vol. 78, p. 310-314, ISSN: 0039-9140, doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2008.11.015

GENDE L.B, MAGGI M.D, DAMIANI N, FRITZ R, EGUARAS M.J, FLORIS I (2009). Advances in the apiary control of the honeybee American Foulbrood with Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, vol. 62, p. 93-97, ISSN: 1721-8861

TUBEROSO C.I.G, BIFULCO E, JERKOVIC I, CABONI P, CABRAS P, FLORIS I (2009). Methyl Syringate: A Chemical Marker of Asphode(Asphodelus microcarpus Salzm. et Viv.) Monofloral Honey. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol. 57, p. 3895-3900, ISSN: 0021-8561, doi: 10.1021/jf803991j

SPANO N, PIRAS I, CIULU M, FLORIS I, PANZANELLI A, PILO M.I, PIU P.C, SANNA G (2009). Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatographic Profile of Free Amino Acids in Strawberry-tree (Arbutus unedo L.) Honey. JOURNAL OF AOAC INTERNATIONAL, vol. 92, p. 1145-1156, ISSN: 1060-3271

GENDE LB, FLORIS I, FRITZ R, EGUARAS M (2008). Antimicrobial activity of cinnamon oil (Cynnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil and its main components against Paenibacillus larvae from Argentine. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, vol. 61, p. 1-4, ISSN: 1721-8861

NANNINI M, RUIU L, FLORIS I (2008). Ceratittis capitata larvae as an alternative food source for Macrolophus caliginosus. IOBC/WPRS BULLETIN, vol. 32, p. 147-150, ISSN: 1027-3115

SPANO N, CIULU M, FLORIS I, PANZANELLA A, PILO M.I, PIU P.C, SCANU R, SANNA G (2008). Chemical characterization of a traditional honey-based Sardinian product: Abbamele. FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol. 108, p. 81-85, ISSN: 0308-8146, doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2007.10.046

RUIU L, SATTA A, FLORIS I (2008). Effects of an azadirachtin-based formulation on the non-target muscoid fly parasitoid Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, vol. 47, p. 66-70, ISSN: 1049-9644, doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2008.06.013

RUIU L, SATTA A, FLORIS I (2008). Immature house fly (Musca domestica) control in breeding sites with a new Brevibacillus laterosporus formulation. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 37, p. 505-509, ISSN: 0046-225X

SATTA A, FLORIS I, CABONI PL, CABRAS P, EGUARAS M. VELIS G (2008). New experimental data on the use of rotenone as an acaricide for the control of Varroa destructor in honey bee colonies. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 101, p. 1075-1080, ISSN: 0022-0493

RUIU L, SATTA A, ELLAR D.J, FLORIS I (2008). New hope for the biological control of Musca domestica L. IOBC/WPRS BULLETIN, vol. 31, p. 93-98, ISSN: 1027-3115

DANUSO F, BARBATTINI R, BERNARDINELLI I, DAGARO M, DEL PICCOLO F, MEDRZYCKY P, SABATINI A.G, SGOLASTRA F, MANCA M, FLORIS I (2007). APIPOP: An integrated model for honeybee population dynamics and hive management. REDIA, vol. XC, p. 101-104, ISSN: 0370-4327

RUIU L, DELRIO G, FLORIS I, SATTA A, SOLINAS M (2007). Histopathological observations in the midgut and behaviour of olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae Gmelin) adults treated with a strain of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner. IOBC/WPRS BULLETIN, vol. 30, p. 67-71, ISSN: 1027-3115

FLORIS I, SATTA A, RUIU L (2007). Honeys of Sardinia (Italy). JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, vol. 46 (3), p. 194-204, ISSN: 0021-8839

Floris I, Ruiu L, Satta A, Delrio G, Ellar DJ, Rubino S, Paglietta B, Loru L, Verdinelli M (2007). Researches on entomopathogenic bacteria and applications for fly pest control in a Mediterranean region (Sardinia, Italy). IOBC/WPRS BULLETIN, vol. 30, p. 159-163, ISSN: 1027-3115

FLORIS I, SATTA A, RUI L, BUFFA F (2007). Searching for the origin of Sardinian honeybees. Morphometric comparison between samples from Sardinia and Northern Tunisia. REDIA, vol. XC, p. 105-108, ISSN: 0370-4327

RUIU L, FLORIS I, SATTA A, FOIS X (2007). Susceptibility of the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) to entomopathogenic bacterial toxins used for the biological control. REDIA, vol. XC, p. 87-90, ISSN: 0370-4327

RUIU L, SATTA A, FLORIS I (2007). Susceptibility of the house fly pupal parasitoid Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) to the entomopathogenic bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis and Brevibacillus laterosporus. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, vol. 43, p. 188-194, ISSN: 1049-9644

RUIU L, FLORIS I, SATTA A, ELLAR D.J (2007). Toxicity of a Brevibacillus laterosporus strain lacking parasporal crystals against Musca domestica and Aedes aegypti. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, vol. 43, p. 136-143, ISSN: 1049-9644

SATTA A, FLORIS I, RUIU L, PALMIERI N (2007). Trap-nesting of some Megachilidae bees (hymenoptera Apoidea) in the North-West of Sardinia (Italy). REDIA, vol. XC, p. 131-134, ISSN: 0370-4327

RUFFINENGO S.R, MAGGI M, FUSELLI S, FLORIS I, CLEMENTE G, FIRPO N.H, BAILAC P.N, PONZI M.I (2006). Laboratory Evaluation of Heterothalamus alienus Essential Oil Against Different Pest of Apis mellifera. JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH, vol. 18, p. 704-707, ISSN: 1041-2905

RUIU L., DELRIO G., ELLAR D.J., FLORIS I, PAGLIETTA B., RUBINO S., SATTA A. (2006). Lethal and sublethal effects of Brevibacillus laterosporus on the housefly (Musca domestica). ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, vol. 118, p. 137-144, ISSN: 0013-8703

SATTA A., FLORIS I, EGUARAS M., CABRAS P., GARAU V.L., MELIS M. (2005). Formic acid-based treatments for the control of Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman in a Mediterranean area. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 98, p. 267-273, ISSN: 0022-0493

RUFFINENGO S, EGUARAS M, FLORIS I, FAVERIN C, BAILAC P, PONZI M (2005). LD50 and repellents effects of different essential oils from Argentina wild plant species on Varroa destructor mite. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 98, p. 651-655, ISSN: 0022-0493

Eguaras M, Floris I, Satta A, Bolognesi A, Velis G, Mariani F (2005). Manejo orgánico de la varroosis en colonias de abejas con presencia de cría permanente. VIDA APÍCOLA, vol. 131, p. 44-47, ISSN: 0213-1005

Eguaras M, Del Hoyo M, Benavente M, Palacio A, Velis G, Floris I, Satta A (2005). Rotenone for Varroa destructor control: effectiveness in field trials. BIOPESTICIDES INTERNATIONAL, vol. 1, p. 104-108, ISSN: 0973-483X

FLORIS I, RUIU L., SATTA A., PAGLIETTI B. (2005). Susceptibility of Musca domestica L. to soil-occurring Bacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) isolates. REDIA, vol. LXXXVIII, ISSN: 0370-4327

TRONA F., RUIU L., FLORIS I, SOLINAS M. (2004). Comparative behavioural and anatomo-pathological investigations on Musca domestica L. adults treated with a new strains of Bacillus sp. related to B. thuringiensis (Berliner). ENTOMOLOGICA, vol. 38, p. 49-73, ISSN: 0425-1016

FLORIS I, SATTA A, CABRAS P, GARAU V.L, ANGIONI A (2004). Comparison between two Thymol Formulations in the Control of Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman: Effectiveness, Persistence and Residues. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 97, p. 187-191, ISSN: 0022-0493

FLORIS I, SATTA A., DALLOLIO R., LODESANI M. (2005). Le razze di Apis mellifera L. in Italia: tecniche di studio, strumenti di tutela e di gestione (Studying methods and management of honeybee races in Italy). APOIDEA, vol. 2, p. 64-71, ISSN: 1724-8167

SATTA A., FLORIS I, PIGLIARU G (2004). DataBees: uno strumento informatico per la gestione delle risorse Api e Mieli (DataBees: a tool for bee and honey resource management). APOIDEA, vol. 1, p. 25-30, ISSN: 1724-8167

SATTA A., FLORIS I (2004). Effetti del sughero sull’isolamento termico e sulla termoregolazione dell’alveare (Effects of the cork on the thermal insulation and the thermoregulation of beehive). APOIDEA, vol. 1, p. 80-87, ISSN: 1724-8167


SATTA A., RUIU L., FLORIS I (2002). Climatic factors and foraging activity of Apis mellifera L. and Eucera numida Lep. (Hymenoptera Apidae and Anthophoridae) on sulla (Hedysarum coronarium L.) flowers in a Mediterranean environment. INSECT SOCIAL LIFE, vol. 4, p. 125-130, ISSN: 1826-2635

Floris I, Satta A, Garau VL, Melis M, Cabras P, Aloul N (2001). Effectiveness, persistence, and residue of amitraz plastic strips in the apiary control of Varroa destructor. APIDOLOGIE, vol. 32, p. 577-585, ISSN: 0044-8435

FLORIS I, CABRAS P., GARAU V.L., MINELLI E.V., SATTA A., TROULLIER J. (2001). Persistence and effectiveness of pyrethroids in plastic strips against Varroa jacobsoni (Acari: Varroidae), and mite resistance in a Mediterranean area. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 94, p. 806-810, ISSN: 0022-0493

Satta A, Acciaro M, Floris I, Lentini A, Sulas L (2000). Insect pollination of sulla (Hedysarum coronarium L.) and its effect on seed production in a Mediterranean environment. CAHIERS OPTIONS MÉDITERRANÉENNES, vol. 45, p. 373-377, ISSN: 1022-1379

FLORIS I, SATTA A., LENTINI A. (2000). Monitoring of insect pollinators in two different agricultural landscapes (Sardinia, ITALY). INSECT SOCIAL LIFE, vol. 3, p. 115-118, ISSN: 1826-2635

SATTA A., FLORIS I, ACCIARO M (2000). Observations on the insects pollinating Hedysarum coronarium L., in Sardinia (Italy). INSECT SOCIAL LIFE, vol. 3, p. 161-166, ISSN: 1826-2635

Cabras P, Angioni A, Tuberoso C, Floris I, Reniero F, Guillou C, Ghelli S (1999). Homogentisic Acid: A Phenolic Acid as a Marker of Strawberry-Tree (Arbutus unedo L.) Honey. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol. 47, p. 4064-4067, ISSN: 0021-8561

Floris I, Satta A, Mutinelli F, Prandin L (1998). Efficacy of winter application of oxalic acid against Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans in Beehives in a Mediterranean Area (Sardinia, Italy). REDIA, vol. LXXXI, p. 143-150, ISSN: 0370-4327

FLORIS I (1997). A sequential sampling technique for female adult mites of varroa jacobsoni Oudemans in the sealed worker brood of Apis mellifera ligustica Spin. APIDOLOGIE, vol. 28, p. 63-70, ISSN: 0044-8435

Cabras P, Floris I, Garau VL, Melis M, Prota R (1997). Fluvalinate content of Apistan strips during treatment and efficacy in colonies containing sealed worker brood. APIDOLOGIE, vol. 28, p. 91-96, ISSN: 0044-8435

FLORIS I, CARTA C., MORETTI M.D.L. (1996). Activity of various essential oils against Bacillus larvae White in vitro and in apiary trials (Activité in vitro sur bacillus larvae White de plusieurs huiles essentielles et essai d'utilisation au rucher). APIDOLOGIE, vol. 27, p. 111-119, ISSN: 0044-8435

Papoff CM, Floris I, Farris GA, Campus R, Prota R (1995). INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE STORAGE ON THE FOOD QUALITY OF STRAWBERRY-TREE HONEY (ARBUTUS-UNEDO L) (Effetti della temperatura di conservazione sulla qualità alimentare del miele di Corbezzolo (Arbutus unedo L.)). INDUSTRIE ALIMENTARI, vol. 34, p. 268-273, ISSN: 0019-901X

Floris I (1991). Dispersion index and sampling plans for the honeybee (Apis mellifera ligustica Spin.) mite Varroa jacobsoni Oud.. APICOLTURA, vol. 7, p. 161-170, ISSN: 0393-4241

Floris I, Carta C (1990). In vivo activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees essential oil against Bacillus larvae White. APICOLTURA, vol. 6, p. 57-61, ISSN: 0393-4241