Gianni Barcaccia

Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Gianni Barcaccia holds an M.S. degree in agronomy science (March 1991) in biology and genetics of crop plants, University of Perugia (Italy) and a Ph.D. degree in basic genetics and molecular breeding (1 November 1991 – 31 October 1995) University of Perugia (Italy). Barcaccia was a Researcher in reproductive systems and population genetics (1 November 1996 – 31 October 1998) at the University of Perugia (Italy); a Lecturer of plant genetics and breeding (18 November 1998 – 6 January 2004) at the University of Padova (Italy); a Professor of general genetics, molecular breeding, genomics, and bioinformatics (7 January 2004 – To date) at the University of Padova (Italy). Barcaccia's ongoing research subjects and laboratory specialties include (i) plant reproductive barriers and systems, mainly genetic control of seed formation in model species; (ii) Genome analysis by means of RFLP and PCR-derived molecular markers aimed at the construction of genetic maps, identification of genes, and marker-assisted selection (MAS) schemes; (iii) transcriptome analysis by means of SSH and differential display cDNA-AFLP, mRNA profiling and next-generation sequencing (e.g. 454) methods, gene expression studies, and structural, bioinformatic and functional analyses of genes; (iv) analysis of genetic variability: characterization of varieties, races and ecotypes belonging to crops, trees and livestock species by means of AFLP fingerprinting and SSR genotyping; (v) development of molecular diagnostic assays for the genetic traceability of plant and fish derivatives using SNP haplotyping and cpDNA or mtDNA barcoding. Barcaccia has original articles published in international journals with referees: (58 available in the Web of Science, 57 retrievable from the Scopus database available at, and 25 retrievable from the PubMed database available at His main scientific papers include sequence records (NCBI databases): 2,636 nucleotide sequence records (genes and EST entries) and 943 protein sequence records.

Biography Updated on 8 March 2012

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