Bosco Domenico


2019 up to now: Full Professor of Agricultural Entomology
2011-2018: Associate Professor of Agricultural Entomology
1994-2011: Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology
1992-1993: Post-doc at the CNR, Institute of Plant Virology,Torino
1989-1991: PhD student in Agricultural Entomology
1988: Master Degree in Agriculture (110/110 cum laude), University of Torino
Main scientific interests:
Hemipteran vectors and epidemiology of phytoplasmas, plant viruses and Xylella fastidiosa (leafhopper vectors of phytoplasmas, whiteflies and mealybugs vectors of plant viruses, spittlebugs vectors of X. fastidiosa)
Biology, ecology and behavior of vector insects
Biological and molecular mechanisms of transmission of plant pathogens by vectors
Genetic characterization of vector insects
Activity of insecticides and of resistance elicitors in preventing transmission of plant viruses and phytoplasmas
CNR Fellowship (1996). Visiting scientist at the Centre for Plant Breeding and Reproduction Research (CPRO-DLO), Section of Resistance to Insects, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Fulbright Research Scholar (2007). Visiting scientist at the University of California Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, USA
CNR Fellowship (2016). Visiting scientist at the Unité Mixte de Recherche Biologie du Fruit et Pathologie INRA et Université de Bordeaux, Francia

Bodino N., Cavalieri V., Dongiovanni C., Plazio E., Saladini M.A., Volani S., Simonetto A., Fumarola G., Di Carolo M., Porcelli F., Gilioli G., Bosco D., 2019. Phenology, seasonal abundance and stage-structure of spittlebug (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) populations in olive groves in Italy. Scientific Reports
Bertin, S., Pacifico, D., Cavalieri, V., Marzachì, C., & Bosco, D. 2016. Transmission of Grapevine virus A and Grapevine leafroll‐associated viruses 1 and 3 by Planococcus ficus and Planococcus citri fed on mixed‐infected plants. Annals of Applied Biology, 169, 53–63.
Galetto L., Miliordos D., Roggia C., Rashidi M., Sacco D., Marzachì C., Bosco D., 2014. Acquisition capability of the grapevine Flavescence dorée by the leafhopper vector Scaphoideus titanus Ball correlates with phytoplasma titre in the source plant. Journal of Pest Science, 87: 671-679. ISSN: 1612-4758. DOI 10.1007/s10340-014-0593-3.
Bosco D., Galetto L., Leoncini P., Saracco P., Raccah B., Marzachì C., 2007. Interrelationships between “Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris” and its leafhopper vectors (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 100(5): 1504-1511.
Bosco D., Mason G., Accotto G.P. 2004. TYLCSV DNA, but not infectivity, can be transovarially inherited by the progeny of the whitefly vector Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius). Virology, 323: 276-283.