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Loredana Scalschi


Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Department of Ciencias Agrarias y Medio Natural, University Jaume I, Castellon, Spain, 2013

Current position

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel


  1. Scalschi, L., Sanmartin, M., Camañes, G., Troncho, P., Sanchez-Serrano, J. J., García-Agustín, P. and Vicedo, B. (2015). Silencing of OPR3 in tomato reveals the role of OPDA in callose deposition during the activation of defense responses against Botrytis cinerea. Plant J 81(2): 304-315.
  2. Camañes, G., Scalschi, L., Vicedo, B., Gonzñlez-Bosch, C. and García-Agustín, P. (2015). An untargeted global metabolomic analysis reveals the biochemical changes underlying basal resistance and priming in Solanum lycopersicum, and identifies 1-methyltryptophan as a metabolite involved in plant responses to Botrytis cinerea and Pseudomonas syringae. Plant J 84(1): 125-139.
  3. Llorens, E., Scalschi, L., Fernandez-Crespo, E., Lapeña, L. and García-Agustín, P. (2015). Hexanoic acid provides long- lasting protection in 'Fortune' mandarin against Alternaria alternate. Physiol Mol Plant P 91:38-45.
  4. Fernández-Crespo, E., Scalschi, L., Llorens, E., García-Agustín, P. and Camañes, G. (2015). NH4 + induces resistance against Pseudomonas syringae in tomato plants. J Exp Bot.
  5. Scalschi, L., Camañes, G., Llorens, E., Fernandez-Crespo, E., Lopez, M. M., García-Agustín, P. and Vicedo, B. (2014). Resistance inducers modulate Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato strain DC3000 response in tomato plants. PLoS One 9(9): e106429.
  6. Fernandez-Crespo, E., Pastor-Gómez, R., Matallana, E., Scalschi, L., Llorens, E., Camañes, G. and García-Agustín, P. (2014). NH4+ induces antioxidant cellular machinery and provides resistance to salt stress in citrus plants. Tree Struct Funct 28(6):1693-1704.
  7. Scalschi, L., Vicedo, B.,Camañes, G., Fernandez-Crespo, E., Lapeña, L., González-Bosch, C. and García-Agustín, P. (2013). The resistance inducer hexanoic acid protects tomato plants against Pseudomonas syringae by priming both JA- and SA pathway. Mol Plant Pathol 14(4):342-355.
Protocols by Loredana Scalschi
  1. Quantification of Callose Deposition in Plant Leaves