Anna Maria Pappalardo

Ricercatrice di Anatomia comparata e Citologia [BIO/06]
Sezione di appartenenza: Biologia animale
Ufficio: Via Androne 81 -95124 Catania
Telefono: 0957306051
Orario di ricevimento: Venerdì dalle 11:00 alle 13:00 previo appuntamento via email


           Articoli in riviste ISI

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  1. Pappalardo A.M.*,Raffa A., Calogero G.S., Ferrito V. (submitted). Geographic pattern of sushi product misdescription in Italy - A crosstalk between citizen science and DNA barcoding. Foods (IF: 4.092)
  2. Francisco S.M., Castilho R., Lima C.S., Almada F., Rodrigues F., Sanda R., Vukic J., Pappalardo A.M., Ferrito V., Robalo J.I. (under review) Genetic hypervariability across the Pillars of Hercules in a venomous rockfish. PeerJ (IF: 2.380)
  3. Pappalardo A.M.,*Ferrito V., Biscotti, M.A., Canapa, A., Capriglione, T. (under review) Transposable elements and stress in vertebrates: an overview. International Journal of Molecular Science.(IF: 4.556)
  4. Torri M., Pappalardo A.M.*,Ferrito V., et al. (under review). Signals from the deep-sea: genetic structure, morphometric analysis and ecological implications of Cyclothone braueri(Pisces, Gonostomatidae) early life stage in the Central Mediterranean Sea.Marine Environmental Research (IF: 2.727)
  5. Čekovska K., Šanda R., Kovačic M., Zogaris S., Pappalardo A.M.,Vukić J. (2020). Population genetic diversity of two marine gobies (Gobiidae, Gobiiformes) from the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering(IF: 2.033)
  6. Pappalardo A.M.*, Copat C., Raffa A., Rossitto L., Grasso A., Fiore M., Ferrante M., Ferrito V. (2020).Fish-based baby food concern: from species authentication to exposure risk assessment. Molecules25, 3961(IF: 3.267)
  7. Ferrito V., Raffa A., Rossitto L., Federico C., Saccone S., Pappalardo A.M.* (2019). Swordfish or shark slice? A rapid response by COIBar-RFLP. Foods8 (11), 537.  DOI: 10.3390/foods8110537(IF: 3.011)
  8. Pappalardo A.M.*, Petraccioli A., CapriglioneT., FerritoV. (2019). From fish eggs to fish name: caviar species discrimination by COIBar-RFLP, an efficient molecular approach to detect fraudulent caviar trade. Molecules24(13), 2468.  (IF: 3.098)
  9. Conti E., Mulder C., Pappalardo A.M.,Ferrito V., Costa G. (2019). How soil granulometry, temperature and water predict genetic differentiation in namibianAriadnaspiders and explain their behaviour. Ecology and Evolution 9(8): 4382- 4391. DOI:10.1002/ece3.4929 (IF: 2.340)
  10. Pappalardo A.M.*,Federico C., Saccone S., Ferrito V. (2018). Differential flatfish species detection by COIBar-RFLP in processed seafood products. European Food Research and Technology 244(12): 2191-2201. DOI: 10.1007/s00217-018-3129-x(IF: 1.919)
  11. Federico C., Lombardo D., La Porta N., Pappalardo A.M., Ferrito V., Lombardo F., Saccone S. (2018). Rapid molecular identification of necrophagous Diptera by means of variable-length of intron sequences in the wingless gene. Journal of Forensic and Legal medicine56: 66-72.(IF: 1.135)
  12. Federico C., Pappalardo A.M., Ferrito V., Tosi S., Saccone S. (2017). Genomic properties of chromosomal bands are linked to evolutionary rearrangements and new centromere formation in primates. Chromosome Researchdoi:10.1007/s10577-017-9560-1 (IF: 2.385)
  13. Ferrante M., Pappalardo A.M., Ferrito V., Pulvirenti V., Fruciano C., Grasso A., Sciacca S., Tigano C., Copat C. (2017). Bioaccumulation of metals and biomarkers of environmental stress in Parablennius sanguinolentus(Pallas, 1814) sampled along the Italian coast. Marine Pollution Bulletin (IF. 3.146) 
  14. Pappalardo A.M., Francisco S.M., Fruciano C., Lima C.S., Pulvirenti V., Tigano C., Robalo J.I., Ferrito V. (2017). Mitochondrial and nuclear intraspecific variation in the rusty blenny (Parablennius sanguinolentus, Blenniidae). Hydrobiologia  802(1): 141-154.(IF: 2.056)
  15. Ferrito V. & Pappalardo A.M.(2017). Seafood species identification by DNA barcoding, a molecular tool for food traceability. Biodiversity Journal 8 (1): 65-72.
  16. PappalardoA.M., Copat C., Grasso A., Ferrito V., Ferrante M. (2017). Heavy metal content and molecular species identification in canned tuna: insights into human food safety. Molecular Medicine Reports 15: 3430-3437. (IF: 1.559)
  17. FedericoC., Palmieri C., PappalardoA.M., FerritoV., PappalardoM., LibrandoV., SacconeS. (2016). Mutagenic properties of linuron and chlorbromuron evaluated by means of cytogenetic biomarkers in mammalian cell lines. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23:17018-17025. (IF: 2.760) 
  18. Ferrito V., Bertolino V., Pappalardo A.M.* (2016).White fish authentication by COIBar-RFLP: toward a common strategy for the rapid identification of species in convenience seafood. Food Control 70:130-137.(IF: 3.388)
  19. Pappalardo A.M., D’Urso V., Viscuso R., Ferrito V., Giunta M.C., Cupani S., Vitale D.G.M. (2016). Morphostructural investigation of the female reproductive system and molecular evidence for Wolbachia in Balclutha brevisLindberg 1954 (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae). Micron 81: 23-33.doi:10.1016/j.micron.2015.12.003. (IF: 1.838) 
  20. Pappalardo A.M. , Federico C., Sabella G., Saccone S., Ferrito V. (2015).  A COI non-synonymous mutation as diagnostic tool for intraspecific discrimination in European anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus(Linnaeus). PLoS ONE 10(11): e0143297. doi:10.1371.(IF: 4.411) 
  21. Vitale D.G.M., Viscuso R., D’Urso V., Gibilras S., Sardella A., Marletta A., Pappalardo A. M. (2015) Morphostructural analysis of the male reproductive system and DNA barcoding in Balclutha brevisLindberg, 1954 (Homoptera, Cicadellidae). Micron 79: 36 – 45. (IF: 1.838) 
  22. Pappalardo A.M.*,Ferrito V. (2015) A COIBar-RFLP strategy for the rapid detection of Engraulis encrasicolusin processed anchovy products. Food Control57: 385 – 392.  doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2015.03.038 (IF: 3.388)
  23. Pappalardo A.M.*, Gonzalez E. G., Tigano C., Doadrio I., Ferrito V. (2015) Comparative pattern of genetic structure in two Mediterranean killifishes (Aphanius fasciatusand A. iberus) inferred from both mitochondrial and nuclear data. Journal of Fish Biology. 87: 69 – 87. doi:10.1111/jfb.12693 (IF: 1.246) 
  24. Cuttitta A., Patti B., Maggio T., Quinci E. M., Pappalardo A.M., Ferrito V., De Pinto V., Torri M., et al. (2015) Larval population structure of Engraulis encrasicolusin the Strait of Sicily as revealed by morphometric and genetic analyses. Fisheries Oceanography 24 (2): 135-149.(IF: 2.73) 
  25. Pappalardo A.M.*, Cuttitta A., Sardella A., Musco M., Maggio T., Patti B., Mazzola S., Ferrito V. (2015) DNA Barcoding and COI sequence variation in Mediterranean lanternfishes larvae. Hydrobiologia 745: 155-167. (IF: 2.051)
  26. Pappalardo A.M.*, Ferrito V. (2015) DNA barcoding species identification unveils mislabeling of processed flatfish products in southern Italy markets. Fisheries Research 164: 153-158. (IF: 2.23) 
  27. Fruciano C., Pappalardo A.M., Tigano C., Ferrito V. (2014)Phylogeographical relationships of Sicilian brown trout and the effects of genetic introgression on morphospace occupation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112 (3): 387-398. (IF: 2.264) 
  28. Pappalardo A.M. (2013). DNA Barcoding e biodiversità molecolare. Casi di studio nel settore ittico. Edizioni Accademiche Italiane. ISBN 978-3-639-70418-1.
  29. Ferrito V., Pappalardo A.M.,Canapa A., Barucca M., Doadrio I., Olmo E., Tigano C. (2013). Mitochondrial phylogeography of the killifish Aphanius fasciatus(Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae) reveals highly divergent Mediterranean populations. Marine Biology, 160 (12): 3193- 3208.(IF: 2.61) 
  30. De PintoV., ReinaS., MagrìA, GuarinoF, PappalardoA.M., MillesiS., BenzR.,CeccarelliM, MessinaA. (2012)Beta barrels 9 and 10 are equally important for the gating properties of VDAC1 than the N-terminus domain.Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Bioenergetics1817, ISSN: 0005-2728, doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2012.06.109 (IF: 4.624)
  31. Pappalardo A.M., Guarino F., Reina S., Messina A., De Pinto V. (2011). Geographically widespread swordfish barcode stock identification: a case study of its application.PLoS ONE 6(10): e25516. doi:10.1371.(IF: 4.092) 
  32. Pappalardo A.M.,Guarino F., Messina A., De Pinto V. (2011). Swordfish COI-DNA barcoding as a suitable tool for species and stock identification. 36th FEBS Congress, Torino, June 25-30, 2011.The FEBS Journal vol 278 Suppl.1 June 2011, p. 440.(IF: 3.79)
  33. Ferrito V., Pappalardo A. M., Fruciano C., Tigano C. (2009). Morphology of scale lepidonts in the genus Aphanius(Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae) using SEM. Italian Journal of Zoology, 76 (2): 173-178. (IF: 0.8) 
  34. Pappalardo A.M., Ferrito V., Messina A., Patarnello T., De Pinto V., Guarino F., Tigano C. (2008). Genetic structure of the killifish Aphanius fasciatusNardo 1827 (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae), results of mitochondrial DNA analysis. Journal of Fish Biology,72: 1154-1173. (IF: 1.246) 
  35. Rocco L., Ferrito V., Costagliola D., Marsilio A., Pappalardo A.M., Stingo V. and Tigano C. (2007). Genetic divergence among and within four Italian populations of Aphanius fasciatus(Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes). Italianl Journal of Zoology, 74(4): 371-379.(IF: 0.552) 
  36. Ferrito V., Mannino M.C., Pappalardo A.M. and Tigano C. (2007). Morphological variation among populations of Aphanius fasciatus, Nardo, 1827 (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae) from the Mediterranean. Journal of Fish Biology,70: 1-20. (IF: 1.246)
  37. Babbucci M., Pappalardo A.M.,Ferrito V., Barbisan F., Patarnello T. and Tigano C. (2007). Isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite markers in Aphanius fasciatus (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7:293-295  (IF:1.605) 
  38. Tigano C., Rocco L., Ferrito V. Costagliola D., Pappalardo A.M.and Stingo V. (2004). Chromosomal mapping and nucleotide sequences of ribosomal genes in Lebias fasciata(Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae). Genetica 121: 95-100. (IF:1.207)

Tesi dottorato

     1) Pappalardo A.M. (2006). Variazione intraspecifica nel killifish Aphanius fasciatus, Nardo (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae): evidenze molecolari e morfologiche. (ARCHIVIA:

     2) Pappalardo A.M. (2012). DNA Barcoding e biodiversità molecolare: casi di studio nel settore ittico. (ARCHIVIA:







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