Dr. Vittorio Venturi


Research interests are on focused on (i) the formation and signaling g in bacterial multispecies communities, (ii) interkingdom signaling between plants and plant associated bacteria and (iii) the role of signaling in emerging bacterial plant pathogens and beneficial endophytes. In addition, applied research is also performed specifically aimed at finding microbial solutions for sustainable agriculture.

Some recent papers:

Coutinho, B.G., et al., Plant-Influenced Gene Expression in the Rice Endophyte Burkholderia kururiensis M130. Mol Plant Microbe Interact, 2015. 28(1): p. 10-21.

Passos da Silva, D., et al., Bacterial multispecies studies and microbiome analysis of a plant disease. Microbiology, 2014. 160(Pt 3): p. 556-66.

Venturi, V. and C. Fuqua, Chemical signaling between plants and plant-pathogenic bacteria. Annu Rev Phytopathol, 2013. 51: p. 17-37.

Gonzalez, J.F. and V. Venturi, A novel widespread interkingdom signaling circuit. Trends Plant Sci, 2013. 18(3): p. 167-74.

Coutinho, B.G., et al., Regulon studies and in planta role of the BraI/R quorum sensing system in the plant beneficial Burkholderia cluster. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2013. 79: p. 4421-4432.

Venturi, V. and D. Passos da Silva, Incoming pathogens team up with harmless ‘resident’ bacteria. Trends Microbiol, 2012. 20: p. 160-164.