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Data-driven, participatory characterization of traditional farmer varieties discloses teff (Eragrostis tef) adaptive and breeding potential under current and future climates

Aemiro Bezabih Woldeyohannes, Sessen Daniel Iohannes, Mara Miculan, Leonardo Caproni, Jemal Seid Ahmed, Ermias Abate Desta, Carlo Fadda, Mario Enrico Pe', Matteo Dell'Acqua

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.27.457623v1

 

2021


Data-driven decentralized breeding increases prediction accuracy in a challenging crop production environment

Kauê de Sousa, Jacob van Etten, Jesse Poland, Carlo Fadda, Jean-Luc Jannink, Yosef Gebrehawaryat Kidane, Basazen Fantahun Lakew, Dejene Kassahun Mengistu, Mario Enrico Pè, Svein Øivind Solberg,  Matteo Dell’Acqua

Communications Biology, https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02463-w

 

A forward genetics approach integrating GWAS and eQTL mapping to dissect leaf development in maize (Zea mays).

Mara Miculan, Hilde Nelissen, Manel Ben Hassen, Fabio Marroni, Dirk Inzè, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell’Acqua

The Plant Journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15364

 

Genome wide association study of agronomic and seed traits in a world collection of proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) 

Boukail Sameh, Mercy Wairimu Macharia, Mara Miculan, Alberto Masoni, Alessandro Calamai, Enrico Palchetti, Matteo Dell’Acqua

BMC Plant Biology, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-021-03111-5

 

Genetic diversity and selection signatures in maize landraces compared across 50 years of in situ and ex situ conservation

Francis Denisse McLean-Rodríguez, Denise Elston Costich, Tania Carolina Camacho-Villa, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell’Acqua

Heredity, 1-16, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41437-021-00423-y

 

Traditional knowledge affects soil management ability of smallholder farmers in marginal areas

Martina Occelli, Alberto Mantino, Giorgio Ragaglini, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Carlo Fadda, Mario Enrico Pè, Alessandro Nuvolari

Agronomy for Sustainable Development 41 (1), 1-15, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-020-00664-x

 

2020


Are farmers willing to pay for climate related traits of wheat? Evidence from rural parts of Ethiopia

Ermias Tesfaye Teferi, Girma T. Kassie, Mario Enrico Pè, Carlo Fadda

Agricultural Systems https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.102947

 

Evaluation of the Agronomic Traits of 80 Accessions of Proso Millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) under Mediterranean Pedoclimatic Conditions

Alessandro Calamai, Alberto Masoni, Lorenzo Marini, Matteo Dell'acqua, Paola Ganugi, Sameh Boukail, Stefano Benedettelli, Enrico Palchetti

Agriculture 10 (12), 578, https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10120578

 

Multi-parent populations in crops: A toolbox integrating genomics and genetic mapping with breeding

Michael F Scott, Olufunmilayo Ladejobi, Samer Amer, Alison R Bentley, Jay Biernaskie, Scott A Boden, Matt Clark, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Laura E Dixon, Carla V Filippi, Nick Fradgley, Keith A Gardner, Ian J Mackay, Donal O’Sullivan, Lawrence Percival-Alwyn, Manish Roorkiwal, Rakesh Kumar Singh, Mahendar Thudi, Rajeev Kumar Varshney, Luca Venturini, Alex Whan, James Cockram, Richard Mott

Heredity 125 (6), 396-416, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41437-020-0336-6

 

Current and projected eco-geographic adaptation and phenotypic diversity of Ethiopian teff (Eragrostis teff) across its cultivation range

Aemiro Bezabih Woldeyohannes, Caterina Accotto, Ermias Abate Desta, Yosef Gebrehawaryat Kidane, Carlo Fadda, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell’Acqua

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 300, 107020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.107020

 

Genome‐wide association study of agronomic and quality traits in a world collection of the wild wheat relative Triticum urartu

Rebecca F Talini, Andrea Brandolini, Mara Miculan, Alice Brunazzi, Patrizia Vaccino, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell'Acqua

The Plant Journal 102 (3), 555-568, https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14650

 

Integrating conventional and participatory crop improvement for smallholder agriculture using the Seeds for Needs Approach: a review

Carlo Fadda, Dejene K Mengistu, Yosef G Kidane, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Mario Enrico Pè, Jacob Van Etten

Frontiers in Plant Science 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.559515

 

2019


The abandonment of maize landraces over the last 50 years in Morelos, Mexico: a tracing study using a multi-level perspective

Francis Denisse McLean-Rodríguez, Tania Carolina Camacho-Villa, Conny JM Almekinders, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Denise E Costich

Agriculture and Human Values 36 (4), 651-668, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-019-09932-3

 

A large nested association mapping population for breeding and quantitative trait locus mapping in Ethiopian durum wheat

Yosef G Kidane, Cherinet A Gesesse, Bogale N Hailemariam, Ermias A Desta, Dejene K Mengistu, Carlo Fadda, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell'Acqua

Plant biotechnology journal 17 (7), 1380-1393, https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13062

 

High-throughput genotype, morphology, and quality traits evaluation for the assessment of genetic diversity of wheat landraces from sicily

Maria Carola Fiore, Francesco Mercati, Alfio Spina, Sebastiano Blangiforti, Gianfranco Venora, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Antonio Lupini, Giovanni Preiti, Michele Monti, Mario Enrico Pè, Francesco Sunseri

Plants 8 (5), 116, https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8050116

 

Unravelling the genetic basis of Fusarium seedling rot resistance in the MAGIC maize population: novel targets for breeding

Popi Septiani, Alessandra Lanubile, Lorenzo Stagnati, Matteo Busconi, Hilde Nelissen, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Adriano Marocco

Scientific reports 9 (1), 1-10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42248-0

 

Crop variety management for climate adaptation supported by citizen science

Jacob van Etten, Kauê de Sousa, Amílcar Aguilar, Mirna Barrios, Allan Coto, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Carlo Fadda, Yosef Gebrehawaryat, Jeske van de Gevel, Arnab Gupta, Afewerki Y Kiros, Brandon Madriz, Prem Mathur, Dejene K Mengistu, Leida Mercado, Jemal Nurhisen Mohammed, Ambica Paliwal, Mario Enrico Pè, Carlos F Quirós, Juan Carlos Rosas, Neeraj Sharma, SS Singh, Iswhar S Solanki, Jonathan Steinke

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (10), 4194-4199, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1813720116

 

Unraveling diversity in wheat competitive ability traits can improve integrated weed management

Mariateresa Lazzaro, Paolo Bàrberi, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Mario Enrico Pè, Margherita Limonta, Delfina Barabaschi, Luigi Cattivelli, Paolo Laino, Patrizia Vaccino

Agronomy for Sustainable Development 39 (1), 6, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-018-0551-1

 

2018


Molecular diversity and landscape genomics of the crop wild relative Triticum urartu across the Fertile Crescent

Alice Brunazzi, Davide Scaglione, Rebecca Fiorella Talini, Mara Miculan, Federica Magni, Jesse Poland, Mario Enrico Pè, Andrea Brandolini, Matteo Dell'Acqua

The Plant Journal 94 (4), 670-684, https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13888

 

2017


Genome-wide association study of Septoria tritici blotch resistance in Ethiopian durum wheat landraces

Yosef G Kidane, Bogale N Hailemariam, Dejene K Mengistu, Carlo Fadda, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell'Acqua

Frontiers in plant science 8, 1586, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01586

 

Joining smallholder farmers’ traditional knowledge with metric traits to select better varieties of Ethiopian wheat

Chiara Mancini, Yosef G Kidane, Dejene K Mengistu, Melfa and Workaye Farming Community, Mario Enrico Pè, Carlo Fadda, Matteo Dell’Acqua

Scientific reports 7 (1), 1-11, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07628-4

 

Genome wide association study to identify the genetic base of smallholder farmer preferences of durum wheat traits

Yosef G Kidane, Chiara Mancini, Dejene K Mengistu, Elisabetta Frascaroli, Carlo Fadda, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell'Acqua

Frontiers in plant science 8, 1230, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01230

 

2016


High‐density molecular characterization and association mapping in Ethiopian durum wheat landraces reveals high diversity and potential for wheat breeding

Dejene Kassahun Mengistu, Yosef Gebrehawaryat Kidane, Marcello Catellani, Elisabetta Frascaroli, Carlo Fadda, Mario Enrico Pè, Matteo Dell'Acqua

Plant biotechnology journal 14 (9), 1800-1812, https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.12538

 

Designing ecological corridors in a fragmented landscape: a fuzzy approach to circuit connectivity analysis

Mario Enrico Pierik, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Roberto Confalonieri, Stefano Bocchi, Stefano Gomarasca

Ecological Indicators 67, 807-820, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.03.032

 

Combined large-scale phenotyping and transcriptomics in maize reveals a robust growth regulatory network

Joke Baute, Dorota Herman, Frederik Coppens, Jolien De Block, Bram Slabbinck, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Mario Enrico Pè, Steven Maere, Hilde Nelissen, Dirk Inzé

Plant physiology 170 (3), 1848-1867, https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.15.01883

 

Identification and characterization of abundant repetitive sequences in Eragrostis tef cv. Enatite genome

Yohannes Gedamu Gebre, Edoardo Bertolini, Mario Enrico Pè, Andrea Zuccolo.

BMC Plant Biology 16(39), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-016-0725-4

 

2015


Genetic properties of the MAGIC maize population: a new platform for high definition QTL mapping in Zea mays

Matteo Dell’Acqua, Daniel M Gatti, Giorgio Pea, Federica Cattonaro, Frederik Coppens, Gabriele Magris, Aye L Hlaing, Htay H Aung, Hilde Nelissen, Joke Baute, Elisabetta Frascaroli, Gary A Churchill, Dirk Inzé, Michele Morgante, Mario Enrico Pè

Genome biology 16 (1), 1-23, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-015-0716-z

 

Correlation analysis of the transcriptome of growing leaves with mature leaf parameters in a maize RIL population

Joke Baute, Dorota Herman, Frederik Coppens, Jolien De Block, Bram Slabbinck, Matteo Dell’Acqua, Mario Enrico Pè, Steven Maere, Hilde Nelissen, Dirk Inzé

Genome biology 16 (1), 1-26, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-015-0735-9

 

2014


Genome scan of Kenyan Themeda triandra populations by AFLP markers reveals a complex genetic structure and hints for ongoing environmental selection

Matteo Dell'Acqua, Agostino Fricano, Stefano Gomarasca, Marco Caccianiga, Pietro Piffanelli, Stefano Bocchi, Luca Gianfranceschi

South African Journal of Botany 92, 28-38, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2014.01.013

 

Targeting environmental adaptation in the monocot model Brachypodium distachyon: a multi-faceted approach

Matteo Dell'Acqua, Andrea Zuccolo, Metin Tuna, Luca Gianfranceschi, Mario Enrico Pè

BMC Genomics, https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-15-801

 

2013


A tropical grass resource for pasture improvement and landscape management: Themeda triandra Forssk

Matteo Dell'Acqua, Stefano Gomarasca, Andrea Porro, Stefano Bocchi

Grass and Forage Science 68 (2), 205-215, https://doi.org/10.1111/gfs.12019