Thesis Laurea Magistralis in
Molecular biology and genetics

  1. Valerio Federica. 27 September 2017.
    Molecular and bioinformatic characterization of virus-like integrations in the genome of Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus.
  2. Iovino Giuseppe. 28 July 2017.
    Characterization of the genes of the piRNA pathway in Aedes albopictus.
  3. Palatini Umberto. 28 July 2017.
    An evolutionary perspective of viral integrations in mosquito genomes using comparative genomics.

Scientific Publications

2015 - Today
  1. Bonizzoni M, Attardo G. 2017. Editorial overview: Vectors and medical and veterinary entomology: Becoming vectors or victims, the intriguing interplay between insects and viruses.
    Current Opinion in Insect Science. 10.1016/j.cois.2017.07.010.
  2. Waterhouse R M, IWAA Participants, Chen X, Bonizzoni M, Gasperi G. 2017. The third International Workshop on Aedes albopictus building scientific alliances in the fight against the globally invasive Asian tiger mosquito.
    Pathogens and Global Health. 10.1080/20477724.2017.1333560
  3. Olson K E, Bonizzoni M. 2017. Nonretroviral integrated RNA viruses in arthropod vectors: an occasional event or something more?
    Current Opinion in Insect Science. 10.1016/j.cois.2017.05.010
  4. Palatini U, Miesen P, Carballar-Lejarazu R, Ometto L, Rizzo E, Tu Z, Van Rij RP, Bonizzoni M. 2017. Comparative Genomics Shows That Viral Integrations Are Abundant And Express piRNAs In The Arboviral Vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.
    BMC Genomics. 10.1186/s12864-017-3903-3.
  5. Manni M, Guglielmino CR, Scolari F, Vega-RĂșa A, Failloux AB, Somboon P, Lisa A, Savini G, Bonizzoni M, Gomulski LM, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G. 2017. Genetic evidence for a worldwide chaotic dispersion pattern of the arbovirus vector, Aedes albopictus.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 11:e0005332.
  6. Xu J, Bonizzoni M, Zhong D, Zhou G, Cai S, Li Y, Wang X, Lo E, Lee R, Sheen R, Duan J, Yan G, Chen XG. 2016. Multi-country Survey Revealed Prevalent and Novel F1534S Mutation in Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel (VGSC) Gene in Aedes albopictus.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 10:e0004696.
  7. Chang X, Zhong D, Lo E, Fang Q, Bonizzoni M, Wang X, Lee MC, Zhou G, Zhu G, Qin Q, Chen X, Cui L, Yan G. 2016. Landscape genetic structure and evolutionary genetics of insecticide resistance gene mutations in Anopheles sinensis.
    Parasit Vectors 9:228
2015 and prior
  1. Manni M, Lima KM, Guglielmino CR, Lanzavecchia SB, Juri M, Vera T, Cladera J, Scolari F, Gomulski L, Bonizzoni M, Gasperi G, Silva JG, Malacrida AR. 2015. Relevant genetic differentiation among Brazilian populations of Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera, Tephritidae).
    Zookeys (540):157-173.
  2. Chen XG, Jiang X, Gu J, Xu M, Wu Y, Deng Y, Zhang C, Bonizzoni M, Dermauw W, Vontas J, Armbruster P, Huang X, Yang Y, Zhang H, He W, Peng H, Liu Y, Wu K, Chen J, Lirakis M, Topalis P, Van Leeuwen T, Hall AB, Jiang X, Thorpe C, Mueller RL, Sun C, Waterhouse RM, Yan G, Tu ZJ, Fang X, James AA. 2015. Genome sequence of the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, reveals insights into its biology, genetics, and evolution.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112(44): E5907-15.
  3. Bonizzoni M, Ochomo E, Dunn WA, Britton M, Afrane Y, Zhou G, Hartsel J, Lee MC, Xu J, Githeko A, Fass J, Yan G. 2015. RNA-seq analyses of changes in the Anopheles gambiae transcriptome associated with resistance to pyrethroids in Kenya: identification of candidate-resistance genes and candidate-resistance SNPs.
    Parasit Vectors. 8:474. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015- 1083-z.
  4. Evans BR, Gloria-Soria A, Hou L, McBride C, Bonizzoni M, Zhao H, Powell JR. 2015. A Multipurpose, High-Throughput Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Chip for the Dengue and Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti. G3 (Bethesda).
    5(5):711-8. doi: 10.1534/g3.114.016196.
  5. Macias V, Coleman J, Bonizzoni M, James AA. 2014. piRNA pathway gene expression in the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi.
    Insect Mol Biol. 2014, 23:579-86. doi: 10.1111/imb.12106.
  6. Bonizzoni M, Britton M, Marinotti O, Dunn WA, Fass J, James AA. 2013. Probing functional polymorphisms in the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti.
    BMC Genomics 2013, 14:739. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164- 14-739.
  7. Bonizzoni M, Gasperi G, Chen X, James AA. 2013. The invasive mosquito species Aedes albopictus current knowledge and future perspectives.
    Trends Parasitol. 2013, 29(9):460-8. doi: 10.1016/
  8. Zhong D, Lo E, Hu R, Metzger ME, Cummings R, Bonizzoni M, Fujioka KK, Sorvillo TE, Kluh S, Healy SP, Fredregill C, Kramer VL, Chen X, Yan G. 2013. Genetic analysis of invasive Aedes albopictus populations in Los Angeles County, California and its potential public health impact.
    PLoS One. 2013 8(7):e68586. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068586.
  9. Zhong D, Chang X, Zhou G, He Z, Fu F, Yan Z, Zhu G, Xu T, Bonizzoni M, Wang MH, Cui L, Zheng B, Chen B, Yan G. 2013. Relationship between knockdown resistance, metabolic detoxification and organismal resistance to pyrethroids in Anopheles sinensis.
    PLoS One 2013;8(2):e55475. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055475.
  10. Bonizzoni M, Dunn WA, Campbell CL, Olson KE, Marinotti O, James AA. 2012. Complex modulation of the Aedes aegypti transcriptome in response to dengue virus infection.
    PLoS One. 2012, 7(11):e50512. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050512.
  11. Bonizzoni M, Afrane Y, Dunn WA, Atieli FK, Zhou G, Zhong D, Li J, Githeko A, Yan G. 2012. Comparative transcriptome analyses of deltamethrin-resistant and susceptible Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes from Kenya by RNA-Seq.
    PLoS One 2012, 7(9):e44607. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044607.
  12. Liu C, Mauk MG, Hart R, Bonizzoni M, Yan G, Bau HH. 2012. A low-cost microfluidic chip for rapid genotyping of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes.
    One 2012, 7(8):e42222. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042222.
  13. Bonizzoni M, Dunn WA, Campbell CL, Olson KE, Marinotti O, James AA. 2012. Strain Variation in the Transcriptome of the Dengue Fever Vector, Aedes aegypti.
    G3 2012, 2(1):103-14. doi: 10.1534/g3.111.001107.
  14. Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium, Bonizzoni M, Bourjea J, Chen B, Crain BJ, Cui L, Fiorentino V, Hartmann S, Hendricks S, Ketmaier V, Ma X, Muths D, Pavesi L, Pfautsch S, Rieger MA, Santonastaso T, Sattabongkot J, Taron CH, Taron DJ, Tiedemann R, Yan G, Zheng B, Zhong D. 2011. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database.
    1 April 2011-31 May 2011. Mol Ecol Resour. 2011 11(5):935-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03046.x.
  15. Zhong D, Bonizzoni M, Zhou G, Wang G, Chen B, Vardo-Zalik A, Cui L, Yan G, Zheng B. 2011. Genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax malaria in China and Myanmar.
    Genet Evol. 2011, 11(6):1419-25. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2011.05.009.
  16. Bonizzoni M, Dunn WA, Campbell CL, Olson KE, Dimon MT, Marinotti O, James AA. 2011. RNA-seq analyses of blood-induced changes in gene expression in the mosquito vector species, Aedes aegypti.
    BMC Genomics. 2011, 12:82. doi:10.1186/1471-2164- 12-82.
  17. Baliraine FN, Afrane YA, Amenya DA, Bonizzoni M, Vardo-Zalik AM, Menge DM, Githeko AK, Yan G. 2010. A cohort study of Plasmodium falciparum infection dynamics in Western Kenya Highlands.
    Infect Dis. 2010, 10:283. doi:10.1186/1471-2334- 10-283.
  18. Bertin S, Scolari F, Guglielmino CR, Bonizzoni M, Bonomi A, Marchini D, Gomulski LM, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR, Matessi C. 2010. Sperm storage and use in polyandrous females of the globally invasive fruitfly, Ceratitis capitata.
    J Insect Physiol. 2010, 6(11):1542-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.05.006.
  19. Khatoon L, Baliraine FN, Bonizzoni M, Malik SA, Yan G. 2010. Genetic structure of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum in the Bannu district of Pakistan.
    Malar J. 2010, 9:112. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875- 9-112.
  20. Amenya DA, Bonizzoni M, Isaacs AT, Jasinskiene N, Chen H, Marinotti O, Yan G, James AA. 2010. Comparative fitness assessment of Anopheles stephensi transgenic lines receptive to site-specific integration.
    Insect Mol Biol. 2010, 19(2):263-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2009.00986.x.
  21. Bonizzoni M, Afrane Y, Yan G. 2009. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for rapid identification of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 81(6):1030-4. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2009.09-0333.
  22. Khatoon L, Baliraine FN, Bonizzoni M, Malik SA, Yan G. 2009. Prevalence of antimalarial drug resistance mutations in Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum from a malaria-endemic area of Pakistan.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 81(3):525-8.
  23. Baliraine FN, Afrane YA, Amenya DA, Bonizzoni M, Menge DM, Zhou G, Zhong D, Vardo-Zalik AM, Githeko AK, Yan G. 2009. High prevalence of asymptomatic plasmodium falciparum infections in a highland area of western Kenya: a cohort study.
    Infect Dis. 2009 200(1):66-74. doi: 10.1086/599317.
  24. Bonizzoni M, Afrane Y, Baliraine FN, Amenya DA, Githeko AK, Yan G. 2009. Genetic structure of Plasmodium falciparum populations between lowland and highland sites and antimalarial drug resistance in Western Kenya.
    Genet Evol. 2009 (5):806-12. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2009.04.015.
  25. Aketarawong N, Bonizzoni M, Thanaphum S, Gomulski LM, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR, Gugliemino CR. 2007. Inferences on the population structure and colonization process of the invasive oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel).
    Mol Ecol. 2007 16(17):3522-32.
  26. Bonizzoni M, Gomulski LM, Malacrida AR, Capy P, Gasperi G. 2007. Highly similar piggyBac transposase-like sequences from various Bactrocera (Diptera, Tephritidae) species.
    Insect Mol Biol. 2007,16(5):645-50.
  27. Malacrida AR, Gomulski LM, Bonizzoni M, Bertin S, Gasperi G, Guglielmino CR. 2007. Globalization and fruitfly invasion and expansion: the medfly paradigm.
    Genetica. 2007 131(1):1-9.
  28. Bonizzoni M, Gomulski LM, Mossinson S, Guglielmino CR, Malacrida AR, Yuval B, Gasperi G. 2006. Is polyandry a common event among wild populations of the pest Ceratitis capitata?
    J Econ Entomol. 2006 99(4):1420-9.
  29. Torti C, Gomulski LM, Bonizzoni M, Murelli V, Moralli D, Guglielmino CR, Raimondi E, Crisafulli D, Capy P, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR. 2005. Cchobo, a hobo-related sequence in Ceratitis capitata.
    Genetica. 2005;123(3):313-25.
  30. Bonizzoni M, Guglielmino CR, Smallridge CJ, Gomulski M, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G. 2004. On the origins of medfly invasion and expansion in Australia.
    Mol Ecol. 2004;13(12):3845-55.
  31. Kanzok SM, Hoa NT, Bonizzoni M, Luna C, Huang Y, Malacrida AR, Zheng L. 2004. Origin of Toll-like receptor-mediated innate immunity.
    J Mol Evol. 2004;58(4):442-8.
  32. Gomulski LM, Torti C, Murelli V, Bonizzoni M, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR. 2004. Medfly transposable elements: diversity, evolution, genomic impact and possible applications.
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2004;34(2):139-48.
  33. Baliraine FN, Bonizzoni M, Guglielmino CR, Osir EO, Lux SA, Mulaa FJ, Gomulski LM, Zheng L, Quilici S, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR. 2004. Population genetics of the potentially invasive African fruit fly species, Ceratitis rosa and Ceratitis fasciventris (Diptera: Tephritidae).
    Mol Ecol. 2004;13(3):683-95.
  34. Shao ZY, Mao HX, Fu WJ, Ono M, Wang DS, Bonizzoni M, Zhang YP. 2004. Genetic structure of Asian populations of Bombus ignitus (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
    J Hered. 2004;95(1):46-52.
  35. Baliraine FN, Bonizzoni M, Osir EO, Lux SA, Mulaa FJ, Zheng L, Gomulski LM, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR. 2003. Comparative analysis of microsatellite loci in four fruit fly species of the genus Ceratitis (Diptera: Tephritidae).
    Bull Entomol Res. 2003 93(1):1-10.
  36. Gasperi G, Bonizzoni M, Gomulski LM, Murelli V, Torti C, Malacrida AR, Guglielmino CR. 2002. Genetic differentiation, gene flow and the origin of infestations of the medfly, Ceratitis capitata.
    Genetica. 2002 116(1):125-35.
  37. Bonizzoni M, Katsoyannos BI, Marguerie R, Guglielmino CR, Gasperi G, Malacrida A, Chapman T. 2002. Microsatellite analysis reveals remating by wild Mediterranean fruit fly females, Ceratitis capitata.
    Mol Ecol. 2002 11(10):1915-21.
  38. Bonizzoni M, Zheng L, Guglielmino CR, Haymer DS, Gasperi G, Gomulski LM, Malacrida AR. 2001. Microsatellite analysis of medfly bioinfestations in California.
    Ecol. 2001 10(10):2515-24.
  39. Gomulski LM, Torti C, Bonizzoni M, Moralli D, Raimondi E, Capy P, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR. 2001. A new basal subfamily of mariner elements in Ceratitis rosa and other tephritid flies.
    J Mol Evol. 2001 53(6):597-606.
  40. Luna C, Bonizzoni M, Cheng Q, Robinson AS, Aksoy S, Zheng L. 2001. Microsatellite polymorphism in tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae).
    J Med Entomol. 2001 38(3):376-81.
  41. Bonizzoni M, Malacrida AR, Guglielmino CR, Gomulski LM, Gasperi G, Zheng L. 2000. Microsatellite polymorphism in the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.
    Insect Mol Biol. 2000 9(3):251-61.