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Alberto  Bressan

Name :

Alberto Bressan

Title :

Assistant Professor

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Address :

3050 Maile Way
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Gilmore Hall 513A

Phone :


E-mail :

Research Interests :

Integrated Pest Management of insect vectors in agro-ecosystems. Ecology and epidemiology of diseases caused by insect-vectored plant pathogens. Evolution and molecular interaction among insects and microorganisms (bacteria and viruses).

Selected Recent Publications :

  • Galetto L., Nardi M., Saracco P., Bressan A., Marzachì C., and Bosco D. Different titres of chrysanthemum yellows phytoplasma, “Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris”, may explain variation in vector competency of Euscelidius variegates Accepted to Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.
  • Arneodo J.D., Bressan A., Lherminier J., Michel J., and Boudon-Padieu E. 2008. Ultrastructural detection of an unusual intranuclear bacterium in Pentastiridius leporinus (Hemiptera: Cixiidae) Journal of Invertebrate Pathology,97: 310-313.
  • Bressan A., Sémétey O., Nusillard B., Clair D., and Boudon-Padieu E. 2008. Insect Vectors (Hemiptera: Cixiidae) and pathogens associated with the disease syndrome “Basses richesses” of Sugar Beet in France. Plant Disease. 92: 113-119.
  • Sémétey O., Bressan A., Clair D., Boudon-Padieu E. 2007. Specific detection of the γ-3 Proteobacteria associated with the syndrome of ‘‘Basses richesses’’ in Pentastiridius sp. by using a Ribosomal Intergenic Spacer Analysis (RISA). Plant Pathology. 56: 797-804.
  • Bressan A., Turata R., Maixner M., Spiazzi S., Boudon-Padieu E., Girolami V., 2007. Vector activity of Hyalesthes obsoletus living on nettles and transmitting a Stolbur phytoplasma to grapevines. A case study. Annals of Applied Biology. 150: 331-339.
  • Sémétey O., Gatineau F., Bressan A., Boudon-Padieu E., 2007. Characterization of a γ-3 Proteobacteria responsible for the syndrome “basses richesses” of sugar beet transmitted by Pentastiridius sp. (Hemiptera, Cixiidae). Phytopathology. 97: 72-78.
  • Bressan A., Clair D., Sémétey O., Boudon-Padieu E., 2006. Insect injection and artificial feeding bioassays to test the vector specificity of Flavescence dorée phytoplasma. Phytopathology. 96: 790-796.
  • Bressan A., Larrue J., Boudon-Padieu E., 2006. Patterns of phytoplasma-infected and infective Scaphoideus titanus leafhoppers in vineyards with high incidence of Flavescence dorée. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 119: 61-69.
  • Bressan A., Purcell A.H., 2005. Effect of benzothiadiazole on the transmission of X-disease phytoplasma by the leafhopper vector Colladonus montanus to Arabidopsis thaliana, a new experimental host plant. Plant Disease. 89: 1121-1124.
  • Bressan A., Girolami V., Boudon-Padieu E., 2005. Reduced fitness of the leafhopper vector Scaphoideus titanus exposed to Flavescence dorée phytoplasma. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 115: 283-290.