Maddalena del Gallo

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  1. Del Gallo, M., Ercole, C., and Matteucci, F. 2017. Plant-bacteria interaction at the microscope. In: Microscopy and imaging science: practical approaches to applied research and education. A. Mendez-Vilas (Ed). FORMATEX. Microscopy Book Series Nº 7. ISBN-13: 978-84-942134-9-6. 312-317.


  2. Moretti, F., Matteucci, F., Ercole, C., Veglio, F., Del Gallo, M. 2016. Microbial community distribution and genetic analysis in a sludge active treatment for a complex industrial wastewater: a study using microbiological and molecular analysis and principal component analysis. Annals of Microbiology. 66:397–405.


  3. Matteucci, F., Ercole, C., and Del Gallo, M. 2015. A study of chlorinated solvent contamination of the aquifers of an industrial area in central Italy: a possibility of bioremediation. Frontiers in Microbioloy. 6(924). doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00924.


  4. Cacchio, P., Ferrini, G., Ercole, C., Del Gallo, M. and Lepidi, A. 2014 Biogenicity and characterization of moonmilk in the Grotta Nera (Majella National Park, Abruzzi, Central Italy). Journal of Cave Karst Studies in press.


  5. Botta, A. L., Santacecilia, A., Ercole, C., Cacchio, P. and Del Gallo, M. 2013 In vitro and in vivo inoculation of four endophytic bacteria on Lycopersicon esculentum. New Biotechnology 18: 829–839


  6. Cacchio, P, Ercole, C., Contento, R., Cappuccio, G., Preite Martinez, M., Del Gallo, M. and Lepidi, A. 2012 Involvement of bacteria in the origin of a newly described speleothem in the gypsm cave of Grave Grubbo (Crotone, Italy). Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 74: 7-18

  7. Bozzini, A. and Del Gallo, M. 2012 Two starategic objectives for the development of sustainable food production: crops with a perennial habit and N2 fixation. Agriculture for Development 2 24-26

  8. Ercole, C., Bozzelli, P., Altieri, F., Cacchio, P. and Del Gallo, M. 2012 Calcium carbonate mineralization: Involvement of extracellular polymeric materials isolated from calcifying bacteria. Microscopy Microanalysis 18: 829–839

  9. Santacecilia, A., Matteucci, F., Cacchio, P., Ercole, C. and Del Gallo, M. 2012 Biofilm formation by endophytic bacteria Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 11: S149

  10. Matteucci, F., Santacecilia, A., Sprocati, A., Chiavarini, S., Cacchio, P. and Del Gallo, M. 2012 A microcosm study of degradation of chlorinated solvents from a contaminated area in central Italy. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 11: S110

  11. Ercole, C., Bozzelli, P., Altieri, F., Cacchio, P., Santacecilia, A. and Del Gallo, M. 2012 Exopolymeric substances involved in calcium carbonate biomineralization and their use to preserve and restore stone monuments. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 11: S150

  12. Cacchio, P., Ercole, C., Matteucci, F., Santacecilia, A. and Del Gallo, M. 2012 Biogenicity and characterization of moonmilk deposits in the Grotta Nera, a limestone cave in the Majella National Park (Abruzzi, Central Italy). Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 11: S150


  13. Ercole, c., Bozzelli, p., Altieri, F., Cacchio, P., Del Gallo, M., Centi, V. and Lepidi. A. 2010 Extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) and capsular polysaccharides (CPS) isolated from calcifying bacteria and their utilization as a limestone consolidant. Journal of Biotechnology 150: 211-212

  14. Del Gallo, M., Santacecilia, A., Bozzelli, P., Cacchio, P., Ercole, C. and Lepidi, A. 2010 Inoculation of four endophytic bacteria on Lycopersicon esculentum and their antagonism towards some pathogenic fungi Journal of Biotechnology 150: 494

  15. Centi, V., Ercole, C., Del Gallo, M. and Lepidi, A. 2010 Biochemical and microbiological aspects of “marzolino” raw ewes’milk cheese. Journal of Biotechnology 150: 306-307

  16. Cacchio. P., Ercole, C., Del Gallo, M., Bozzelli, P., Santacecilia, A. and Lepidi, A. 2010 Role in natural Karst environments of calcifying Bacillus strains and their practical uses. 4th European Spores Conference. Cortona, Italy May 27th-29th , 2010.


  17. Centi, V., Ercole, C., Del Gallo, M., Contento, R., Cacchio, P., Lepidi, A. 2009 Pecorino d’Abruzzo Raw Ewes’ milk cheese: seasonal factors of biochemical and microbiological aspects. Annals of Microbiology 59: 48

  18. Cacchio, P., Contento, R., Ercole, C., Centi, V., Del Gallo, M., Lepidi, A. 2009 Calcium carbonate precipitation in natural habitats: a possible microbial origin. In The Second National Conference SIMTREA (Vol. 17, p. 89).


  19. Cacchio, P., Ercole, C., Contento, R., Ferrini, G., Del Gallo, M. and Lepidi, A. 2008 Involvement of bacteria in the origin of calcium carbonate deposits in cave. Tufas, speleothems and stromatolites. I24th (University of Hull).


  20. Ercole C., Cacchio, P., Botta, A.L., Centi, V., del Gallo, M. and Lepidi, A. 2007 Bacterially induced mineralization of calcium carbonate: the role of exopolysaccharides and capsular polysaccharides. Microscopy Microanalysis 13: 1-9

  21. Francaviglia, R., Roggero, P.P., Ledda, L., Fani, R., Bevivino, A.M., Pietramellara, G., Pagliai, M., Bazzicalupo, M., Del Gallo, M., Bonfante, P., Rea, E. and Benedetti, A. 2007 Climate change and agro-forestry systems: impacts on soil carbon sink and microbial diversity. In proceeding of: Farming System Design 2007


  22. Biondi, E., Marini, F., Altieri, F., Bonzi, L., Bazzicalupo, M. and Del Gallo, M. 2004 Extended phenotype of mreB-like mutant in Azospirillum brasilense. Microbiology 150: 2465-2474

  23. Del Gallo, M. 2004 Le radici e i batteri associati: l’ecosistema pianta : II capitolo in “Il sistema suolo vegetazione” Ed. by M. Amato, A. Migliozzi and S. Mazzoleni, pp 17-27. Liguori Editore, Napoli.

  24. Grilli-Caiola, M., Canini, A., Botta, A. L. and Del Gallo, M. 2004 Localization of Azospirillum brasilense Cd in inoculated tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) roots. Annals of Microbiology 54: 365-380


  25. Ercole, C., Del Gallo, M., Pantalone, M., Mosiello, L., Laconi, C. and Lepidi, A. 2003 Escherichia coli detection in vegetable food by a potentiometric biosensor. Sensor and Actuators 93: 315-320

  26. Mosiello, L., Laconi, C., Del Gallo, M., Ercole, C. and Lepidi, A. 2003 Development of a monoclonal-antibody-based potentiometric biosensor for therbuthylazine detection. Sensor and Actuators 95: 123-127


  27. Ercole, C., Del Gallo, M., Pantalone, m., Santucci, S., Mosiello, L., Laconi, C. and Lepidi, A. 2002 A biosensor for Escherichia coli based on a potentiometric alternating biosensing (PAB) transducer. Sensor and Actuators B 83: 48-52

  28. Baccella, S., Botta, A. L., Manfroni, S., Trinchera, A., Imperiale, P. L., Benedetti, A., Del Gallo, M. and Lepidi, A. 2002 Use of Actinobacteria in Composting of Sheep Litter pp.505-516; In "Microbiology of Composting". Ed by H. Insam, N. Riddech and S. Klammer. Springer Verlag, 2002.

  29. Antonelli, M., Botta, A. and Del Gallo, M. 2002 Hippophae rhamnoides: una risorsa autoctona per la conservazione dei suoli e della loro biodiversità. SISS 51: 361-370


  30. Fabbri, P., Mannelli, S., Botta, A. L., Del Gallo, M., Sonnino, A. 2001 Patata, meno concime Colture Protette 5: 96-102


  31. Ercole, C., Altieri, F., Piccone, C., del Gallo, M. and Lepidi, A. 1999 Influence of manganese dioxide and manganic ions on the production of two proteins in Arthrobacter 16: 9-103

  32. Pia Di Bonaventura, M.M., Del Gallo, M., Cacchio, P., Ercole, C. and Lepidi, A. 1999 Microbial formation of oxalate films on monument surfaces: bioprotection or biodeterioration? Geomicrobiology 16: 55-64


  33. Pennelli, B., Fabbri, P., Isopi, R., Del Gallo, M. and Puppi, G. 1994 Coinoculation of the mycorrhizal fungus Glomus constrictum trappe [Glomales] and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria on Sorghum. Giornale Botanico Italiano 128: 264-264

  34. Bevivino, A., Tabacchioni, S., Chiarini, L., Carusi, M. V., Del Gallo, M., and Visca, P. 1994 Phenotypic comparison between rhizosphere and clinical isolates of Burkholderia cepacia. Microbiology 140: 1069-1077


  35. Forni, C., Haegi, A., Del Gallo, M. and Grilli Caiola, M. 1992 Production of polysaccharides by Arthrobacter globiformis associated with Anabaena azollae in Azolla leaf cavity. FEMS Microbiology Letters 93: 269-273


  36. Del Gallo M. and Fabbri P. 1991. Effect of soil organic matter on chickpea inoculated with Azospirillum brasilense and Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. ciceri. Plant and Soil 137: 171-175


  37. Del Gallo M., Negi, M. and Neyra C.A. 1989. Calcofluor- and lectin-binding exocellular polysaccharides of Azospirillum brasilense and Azospirillum lipoferum. Journal of Bacteriology 171: 3504-3510


  38. Del Gallo, M., Gratani, L., Morpurgo, G. 1987. Azospirillum brasilense, a nitrogen-fixing bacterium which lacks the SOS error-prone repair system . Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis 178: 195-200


  39. Cacciari, I., Del Gallo, M., Ippoliti, S., Lippi, D., Pietrosanti, T. and Pietrosanti, W. 1986 Growth and survival of Azospirillum brasilense and Arthrobacter giacomelloi in binary continuous culture. Plant and Soil 90: 107-116


  40. Martinez-Dretz, G., Del Gallo, M., Burpee, C. and Burris, R. 1984 Catabolism of carbohydrates and organic acids and expression of nitrogenase by Azospirilla. Journal of Bacteriology 159: 80-85

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