RNAi, what is its position in agriculture?


Mezzetti B, Smagghe G, Arpaia, S, Christiaens O, Dietz-Pfeilstetter A, Jones H, Kostov K, Sabbadini S, Opsahl-Sorteberg H-G, Ventura V, Taning CNT, Sweet J

Journal of Pest Science, 2020, 93(4), pp. 1125–1130


Biosafety of GM Crop Plants Expressing dsRNA: Data Requirements and EU Regulatory Considerations

Salvatore Arpaia, Olivier Christiaens, Kara Giddings, Huw Jones, Bruno Mezzetti, Felix Moronta-Barrios, Joe N. Perry, Jeremy B Sweet, Clauvis N. T. Taning, Guy Smagghe and Antje Dietz-Pfeilstetter

Frontiers in Plant Science, 2020, 11, 940


Does RNAi-Based Technology Fit within EU Sustainability Goals?

Taning, C.N.T., Mezzetti, B., Kleter, G., Smagghe, G., Baraldi, E.

Trends in Biotechnology, 12, (DOI:10.1016/j.tibtech.2020.11.008)

RNA-based biocontrol compounds: current status and perspectives to reach the market

Taning, C.N.T., Arpaia, S., Christiaens, O.,Dietz‐Pfeilstetter A., Jones H, Mezzetti B., Sabbadini S., Sorteberg HG, Sweet J., Ventura, V., Smagghe, G.

Pest Management Sciences, 73, 3:841-845


RNA Interference Strategies for Future Management of Plant Pathogenic Fungi: Prospects and Challenges

Daniel Gebremichael, Zeraye Mehari Haile, Francesca Negrini, Silvia Sabbadini, Luca Capriotti, Bruno Mezzetti and Elena Baraldi,

Plants 2021, 10(4), 650


Adventitious Shoot Regeneration from In Vitro Leaf Explants of the Peach Rootstock Hansen 536

Angela Ricci, Luca Capriotti, Bruno Mezzetti, Oriano Navacchi and Silvia Sabbadini

Plants 2020, 9(6), 755


Genetic Transformation in Peach (Prunus persica L.): Challenges and Ways Forward. Ricci, A.; Sabbadini, S.; Prieto, H.; Padilla, I.M.; Dardick, C.; Li, Z.; Scorza, R.; Limera, C.; Mezzetti, B.; Perez-Jimenez, M.; Burgos, L.; Petri, C. Plants 2020, 9, 971 (
Biotechnological Approaches: Gene Overexpression, Gene Silencing, and Genome Editing to Control Fungal and Oomycete Diseases in Grapevine Capriotti, L.; Baraldi, E.; Mezzetti, B.; Limera, C.; Sabbadini, S.

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 5701

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RNAi for Plant Improvement and Protection

Edited by: Bruno Mezzetti, Jeremy Sweet, Lorenzo Burgos

April 2021 | Hardback | 216 Pages | 9781789248890

Biosafety of bee pollinators in genetically modified agroecosystems: Current approach and further development in the EU

Salvatore Arpaia, Guy Smagghe, Jeremy B Sweet

Pest Management Science

Double-stranded RNA targeting Dicer-like genes compromises the pathogenicity of Plasmopara viticola on grapevine

Zeraye M. Haile, Daniel Gebremichael, Luca Capriotti, Barbara Molesini, Francesca Negrini, Marina Collina, Silvia Sabbadini, Bruno Mezzetti, Elena Baraldi

Frontiers in Plant Science

doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.667539

dsRNA-Mediated Pest Management of Tuta absoluta Is Compatible with Its Biological Control Agent Nesidiocoris tenuis

Nomi Sarmah, Athanasios Kaldis, Clauvis Nji Tizi Taning, Dionysios Perdikis, Guy Smagghe and Andreas Voloudakis

Insects 2021, 12(4), 274;

Robust Response to Plum Pox Virus Infection Via Plant Biotechnology Michel Ravelonandro, Pascal Briard, Ralph Scorza, Ann Callahan, Christopher Dardick, Ioan Zagrai and Jiban Kumar Kundu Genes in press