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Ilaria  Moscetti

Ilaria Moscetti


Ph.D in Plant Biotechnology,  Department of Agriculture Forestry Nature and Energy (DAFNE), University of Tuscia (Italy), 2014.

Current position

Postdoctoral researcher at Biophysics and Nanoscience Center, Department of Ecology and Biology (DEB), University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.


  1. Moscetti, I., Faoro, F., Moro, S., Sabbadin, D., Sella, L., Favaron, F. and D'Ovidio, R. (2015). The xylanase inhibitor TAXI-III counteracts the necrotic activity of a Fusarium graminearum xylanase in vitro and in durum wheat transgenic plants. Mol Plant Pathol 16(6): 583-592.
  2. Forte, P., Virili, M.E., Kuzmanović, L., Moscetti, I., Gennaro, A., D’Ovidio, R., Ceoloni, C. (2014). A novel assembly of Thinopyrum ponticum genes into the durum wheat genome: pyramiding Fusarium head blight resistance onto recombinant lines previously engineered for other beneficial traits from the same alien species. Mol. Breed. 1–16. doi:10.1007/s11032-014-0175-3
  3. Cinelli, T., Moscetti, I. and Marchi, G. (2014). PsasM2I, a type II restriction-modification system in Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi: differential distribution of carrier strains in the environment and the evolutionary history of homologous RM systems in the Pseudomonas syringae complex. Microb Ecol 68(4): 842-858.
  4. Moscetti, I., Tundo, S., Janni, M., Sella, L., Gazzetti, K., Tauzin, A., Giardina, T., Masci, S., Favaron, F. and D'Ovidio, R. (2013). Constitutive expression of the xylanase inhibitor TAXI-III delays Fusarium head blight symptoms in durum wheat transgenic plants. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26(12): 1464-1472.
  5. Janni, M., Bozzini, T., Moscetti, I., Volpi, C. and D'Ovidio, R. (2013). Functional characterisation of wheat Pgip genes reveals their involvement in the local response to wounding. Plant Biol (Stuttg) 15(6): 1019-1024.
Protocols by Ilaria Moscetti
  1. An Improved and Simplified Radial Gel Diffusion Assay for the Detection of Xylanase Activity