Franco Favilli

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  1. Aquilanti, L., Favilli, F. and Clementi, F. (2004) Comparison of different strategies for isolation and preliminary identification of Azotobacter from soil samples. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 36 : 1475-1483


  2. Favilli, F. and Brighigna, L. (2001) Microbiological research on phyllosphere of neotropical epiphytes. Journal of Balkan Ecology 4: 15-18


  3. Brighigna, L., Gori, A., Gonnelli, S. and Favilli, F. (2000) The influence of air pollution on the phyllosphere microflora composition of Tillandsia leaves (Bromeliaceae). Revista de Biologia Tropical 48: 511-517

  4. Viti C., Favilli F. and Giovannetti L. (2000). Diversity of bacterial community in soils with different level of chromium. In: COST Actions 831, 837 and 838 Inter-COST Workshop on Bioremediation, pp.148-150 (Roma, Italia).

  5. Viti C., Favilli F., & Giovannetti L. (2000). Effect of chromium on the soil microbial community. In: Biotechnology of soil: monitoring, conservation and remediation. A. Benedetti, F. Tittarelli, S. de Bertoldi. Eds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, pp. 357-362 (Luxemburg, Belgium).


  6. Gori, A. and Favilli, F. (1995) First results on individual and dual inoculation with Azospirillum-Glomus on wheat in: Azospirillum and related microorganisms (I. Fendrik et al. eds.) NATO ASI Series, Vol. G.37 pp. 245-249. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

  7. Pastorelli, R., Gori, A. and Favilli, F. (1995) Adhesion of rhizosphere bacteria to roots of maize and wheat in: Azospirillum and related microorganisms. NATO ASI Series, ( I. Fendrik et al. eds) Vol. 37 pp. 543-547, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

  8. Forlani, G., Mantelli, M., Branzoni, M., Nielsen, E. and Favilli, F. (1995) Differential Sensitivity of Plant Growth-promoting Rhizobacteria to Sulfonylurea and Imidazolinone herbicides. Plant and Soil 176: 243-253.

  9. Forlani, G., Pastorelli, R., Branzoni, M. and Favilli, F. (1995) Root colonization efficiency, plant-growth-promoting activity and potentially related properties in plant-associated bacteria. Journal of Genetics and Breeding 49: 343-352.


  10. Lumini, E., Bosco, M., Puppi, G., Isopi, R., Frattegiani, M., Buresti, E. and Favilli, F. (1994) Field performance of Alnus cordata Loisel (Italian Alder ) inoculated with Frankia and V.A mycorrhizal strains in mine-spoil afforestation plot. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 26: 659-661.

  11. Isopi, R., Lumini, E., Frattegiani, M., Puppi, G., Bosco, M., Favilli, F. and Buresti, E. (1994) Inoculation of Alnus cordata with selected microsymbionts. Effect of Frankia and Glomus spp. on seedling growth and development. Symbiosis 17: 237-245


  12. Milicia, F. and Favilli, F. (1993) Azolla symbiotic sistem's application as biofertilizer for green garden crops.Symbiosis 14: 495-500

  13. Favilli, F., Pastorelli R. and Gori, A. (1993) Response of sugar beet to Azospirillum bacterization in field experiments. Agricoltura Mediterranea 123: 281-285.


  14. Favilli, F. (1992) A little-known group of Nitrogen fixers in the phyllosphere of Neotropical Epiphytes. In: First Contribution of the University of Florence to the Study of the Environmental Realities of Latin America. (L. Brighigna, ed.) pp.77-94. New Graph, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze.

  15. Messini, A., Lumini, E., and Favilli, F. (1992) Microbial Ecology and White-fir decline in the Trento forest . In Response of Forest Ecosystems to Environmental Changes. (A. Teller, P. Mathy and J.N.R. Jeffers eds.), pp. 740-741. Elsevier Applied Science. London and New York.

  16. Lumini, E., Bosco, M., Favilli, F. and Wheeler, C.T. (1992) Production of spores in nodules of Alnus glutinosa inoculated with non-host Frankia strains. Acta Oecologica 13: 506-508.

  17. Brighigna, L. Montaini, P., Favilli F. and Carabez Trejo A. (1992) Role of the nitrogen-fixing bacterial microflora in the epiphytisms of Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae) . American Journal of Botany 79: 723-727

  18. Fedi, S. Montaini P., Favilli F. (1992) Chemotactic Response of Azospirillum towards C3 and C4 plants. Symbiosis 13: 101-105


  19. Favilli, F.( 1991) The Azolla-Anabaena symbiosis. A renewable source of biofertilizer for the agriculture. Biologi Italiani 11: 14-19.


  20. Messini, A. and Favilli, F. (1990) Calcium oxalate decomposing microorganisms; a microbial group of the rhizosphere of forest plants. Annali di Microbiologia ed Enzimologia 40: 93-102.

  21. Tomaselli, L., Giovannetti, L., Biagiolini, S., Favilli, F. and Materassi, R. (1990) Selection of dinitrogen fixing cyanobacteria for soil inoculation. Annali di Microbiologia ed Enzimologia 40: 103-110

  22. Montaini, P., Brighigna, L., Fedi, S. and Favilli, F. (1990) Phyllospheric nitrogen fixing bacteria in Tillandsia leaves. In: Nitrogen Fixation (M. Polsinelli, R. Materassi and M. Vincenzini eds.), pp. 77-78, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrech/ Boston/ London.

  23. Montaini P., Fedi S., Maruca S. And Favilli F. (1990) Nitrogenase activity in the tobacco rhizosphere. In: Nitrogen Fixation (M. Polsinelli, R. Materassi and M. Vincenzini eds.), pp. 353 354, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrech/Boston/London.

  24. Milicia, F. and Favilli, F. (1990) Azolla biomass as green manure for rice in Calabria. In:Nitrogen Fixation(M. Polsinelli, R. Materassi and M. Vincenzini eds.), pp.593-594. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrech/Boston/London.

  25. Favilli, F. and Messini, A. (1990) Nitrogen Fixation at phyllospheric level in coniferous plants in Italy. Plant and Soil 128: 91-95.


  26. Margheri, M.C., Bosco, M., Vagnoli, L. and Favilli, F. (1989) Compatibility of Frankia Strains Belonging to Different Host-Specificity Groups with Alnus glutinosa, A. incana and A. cordata. Annali di Microbiologia ed Enzimologia 37: 247-255.


  27. Favilli, F., Milicia, F., Balloni, W., Vincenzini, M. and Materassi, R. (1988) Azolla biomass utilization as green manure in paddy fields in southern Italy. In: Soil Management for Sustainable Rice Production in the Tropics, Samarn Panichapong and Hidenori Wada (eds), p. 267-272. Colin R. Elliott and Robin N. Leslie Publication Editors, The International Board for Soil Research and Management IBSRAM. Monograph n. 2.


  28. Balloni, W. and Favilli, F. (1987) Effect of some agricultural practices on the biological soil fertility. In: Scientific basis for soil protection in the European Community. (Barsth H. and L' Hermite P. eds.), p. 161-175. Elsevier Appl. Science, London and New York.

  29. Favilli, F., Trinci, F. and Balloni, W. (1987) Azospirillum spp. ecology of some soils of the Somali Republic. In:Azospirillum IV. Genetics, Phisiology, Ecology (W. Klingmuller ed.), pp. 223-233. Verlag/Springer. Berlin, Heidelberg.

  30. Carlozzi, P., Favilli, F., Pushparaj, B. and Balloni, W. (1987) Biomass production and N2-fixation by Azolla filiculoides in outdoor mass culture. In: Proceedings of the 1986 International Congress on Renewable Energy Sources. pp. 175-182. Madrid, Spain.


  31. Bazzicalupo, M., Cresta, E. and Favilli, F. (1985) An in vitro assay for evaluating the Azospirillum-wheat association. In:Azospirillum III Genetics, Physiology ,Ecology. Proceedings of the third Bayreuth Azospirillum workshop. ( W. Klingmuller ed.). Springer-Verlag Berlin, pp. 139-146.


  32. Favilli, F., Materassi, R., Balloni, W. and Florenzano G. (1983) The fate of Azolla biomass in the soil. Proceed. of the VIIIth Intern. Symp. Humus et Planta, II, pp. 388-391, Prague CSSR.


  33. Bani, D., Barberio, C., Bazzicalupo, M., Favilli, F., Gallori, E. and Polsinelli, M. (1980) Isolation and characterisation of glutamate synthase mutans of Azospirillum brasilense. Journal of General Microbiology 119: 239-244.


  34. Curto, S. and Favilli, F. ( 1971) Stimulative effect of certain microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, microalgae) upon fruit-body formation of Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Sing. Proceed. VIIIth Intern. Congr. Mushroom Sci., London. pp 67-74.

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