CLAUDIA MARIA LONGA

CLAUDIA MARIA LONGA
Phone
0461615508
E-mail
claudia.longaSPAMFILTER@fmach.it

Research activity

Characterization of microbial biodiversity on soil through the screening of populations in agricultural and forest environments using microbiological and molecular techniques (DGGE). Population dynamics of  natural populations of biocontrol agents (Trichoderma spp.) on soil. Morphological and molecular identification of filamentous fungi. Isolation, selection and preservation of antagonistic microorganisms.

Research interests

Metagenomic approach to soil microbial diversity and functions. Soil microbiology. Fungal taxonomy, diversity and eco-physiology.  Biological control of plant pathogens.

Curriculum Vitae

PhD on Experimental Ecology and Geobotany, 2007; University of Pavia (Italy), Dipartimento di Ecologia del Territorio e degli Ambienti Terrestri,; PhD. Thesis: "Fungal biocontrol agents: Identification and fate of Trichoderma atroviride P. Karst. in the environment";
Master on Biological Science, 2003; University of Bahia (Brazil), Thesis: "Biological control of Rhizoctonia solani in Catharanthus roseus";
Master on Applied Mycology, 2001; University of Pavia (Italy), Dipartimento di Ecologia del Territorio e degli Ambienti Terrestri;
Bachelor of Science in Biological Science, 1993. Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil). Bachelor Thesis: Macrozooplancton da reserve biologica do Atol das Rocas;
Licenciature in Biology, 1988. Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil).