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H index (Scopus): 10.0

Peer review journals:

  1. Giagnoni, L., Arenella, M., Galardi, E., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G. Bacterial culturability and the viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state studied by a proteomic approach using an artificial soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2018, 118: 51-58.
  2. Varanini, Z., Cesco, S.,  Tomasi, N.,  Pinton, R.,  Guzzo, F.,  Zamboni, A.,  Schloter-Hai, B.,  Schloter, M.,  Giagnoni, L.,  Arenella, M.,  Nannipieri, P.,  Renella, G. Nitrate induction and physiological responses of two maize lines differing in nitrogen use efficiency: effects on N availability, microbial diversity and enzyme activity in the rhizosphere. Plant and Soil, 2018, 422: 331-347.
  3. Kumpiene, J., Giagnoni, L.,  Marschner, B.,  Denys, S.,  Mench, M.,  Adriansen, K.,  Vangronsveld, J.,  Puschenreiter, M.,  Renella, G. Assessment of Methods for Determining Bioavailability of Trace Elements in Soils: A Review. Pedosphere, 2017, 27:389-406.
  4. Šimek, M.,  Elhottová, D.,  Mench, M.,  Giagnoni, L.,  Nannipieri, P.,  Renella, G. Greenhouse gas emissions from a Cu-contaminated soil remediated by in situ stabilization and phytomanaged by a mixed stand of poplar, willows, and false indigo-bush. International Journal of phytoremediation, 2017, 19:976-984.
  5. Mattei, P., Pastorelli, R., Rami, G., Mocali, S., Giagnoni, L., Gonnelli, C., Renella, G. Evaluation of dredged sediment co-composted with green waste as plant growing media assessed by eco-toxicological tests, plant growth and microbial community structure, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 333: 144-153.
  6. Kumpiene, J., Giagnoni, L., Marschner, B., Denys, S., Mench, M., Adriansen, K., Vangronsveld, J., Puschenreiter, M., Renella, G. Assessment of Methods for Determining Bioavailability of Trace Elements in Soils: A Review. Pedosphere, 2017, 27:389-406.
  7. Mattei P., D’Acqui L.P., Nicese F.P., Lazzerini G., Masciandaro G., Macci C., Doni S., Sarteschi F., Giagnoni L., Renella G. Use of phytoremediated sediments dredged in maritime port as plant nursery growing media. Journal of Environmental Management, 2017. 186: 225-232.
  8. Nannipieri, P., Ascher-Jenull, J., Ceccherini, M.T., Giagnoni, L., Pietramellara, G., Renella, G. Nannipieri, P., Ascher, J., Ceccherini, M.T., Landi, L., Pietramellara, G. & Renella, G. 2003. Microbial diversity and soil functions. European Journal of Soil Science, 54, 655–670.: Reflections by P. Nannipieri, J. Ascher-Jenull, M. T. Ceccherini, L. Giagnoni, G. Pietramellara & G. Renella. European Journal of Soil Science, 2017, 68: 2-5.
  9. Imparato, V., Hansen, V., Santos, S.S., Nielsen T. K., Giagnoni, L., Hauggaard-Nielsen, H., Johansen, A., Renella, G., Winding, A. Gasification biochar has limited effects on functional and structural diversity of soil microbial communities in a temperate agroecosystem. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2016, 99: 128-136.
  10. Baraniya, D., Puglisi, E.,  Ceccherini, M.T., Pietramellara, G., Giagnoni, L., Arenella, M., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G. Protease encoding microbial communities and protease activity of the rhizosphere and bulk soils of two maize lines with different N uptake efficiency. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2016. 96:176-179.
  11. Giagnoni, L., Pastorelli, R., Mocali, S., Arenella, M., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G. Availability of different Nitrogen forms changes the microbial communities and enzyme activities in the rhizosphere of maize lines with different nitrogen use efficiency. Applied Soil Ecology, 2016. 98:30-38.
  12. Renella, G., Giagnoni, L. Light dazzles from the black box: whole-cell biosensors are ready to inform on fundamental soil biological processes. Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture, 2016. 3:8 DOI 10.1186/s40538-016-0059-3
  13. Pathan, S.I.,  Ceccherini, M.T., Hansen, M.A., Giagnoni, L., Ascher, J., Arenella, M., Sørensen, S.J., Pietramellara, G., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G. Maize lines with different nitrogen use efficiency select bacterial communities with different β-glucosidase-encoding genes and glucosidase activity in the rhizosphere. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 2015. DOI 10.1007/s00374-015-1045-9. 
  14. Vaccari, F.P., Maienza, A., Miglietta, F., Baronti, S., Di Lonardo, S., Giagnoni, L., Lagomarsino, A., Pozzi, A., Pusceddu, E., Ranieri, R., Valboa, G., Genesio, L. Biochar stimulates plant growth but not fruit yield of processing tomato in a fertile soil. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2015. 207:163–170
  15. Mancuso,S., Taiti, C., Bazihizina, N., Costa, C., Menesatti, P., Giagnoni, L., Arenella, M., Nannipieri, P. Soil volatile analysis by proton transfer reaction-time of flight mass spectrometry (PTR-TOF-MS). Applied Soil Ecology, 2015. 86:182-191
  16. Menichetti, L., Reyes Ortigoza, A.L., García, N., Giagnoni, L., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G. Thermal sensitivity of enzyme activity in tropical soils assessed by the Q10 and equilibrium model. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 2015. DOI 10.1007/s00374-014-0976-x.
  17. Xue, K., Zhou, J.Z., Van Nostrand, J.D., Vangronsveld, J., Witters, N., Janssen, J.O., Kumpiene, J., Siebielec, G., Galazka, R., Giagnoni, L., Arenella, M., Renella, G. Management with willow short rotation coppice increase the functional gene diversity and functional activity of a heavy metal polluted soil. Chemosphere, 2015. 138: 469-477.
  18. Renella, G., Ogunseitan, O., Giagnoni, L., Arenella, M. Environmental proteomics: A long march in the pedosphere. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2014. 69:34–37.
  19. Arenella, M., D’Acqui, L.P., Pucci, A., Giagnoni, L., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G. Contact with soil-borne humic substances interfere with the prion identification by mass spectrometry. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 2014. DOI 10.1007/s00374-014-0922-y
  20. Arenella, M., Giagnoni, L., Masciandaro, G., Ceccanti, B., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G.  Interactions between proteins and humic substances affect protein identification by mass spectrometry. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 2014, 50:447–454.
  21. Pathan, S.I., Ceccherini, M.T., Pietramellara, G., Puschenreiter, M., Giagnoni, L., Arenella, M., Varanini, Z., Nannpieri, P., Renella, G. Enzyme activity and microbial community structure in the rhizosphere of two maize lines differing in N use efficiency. Plant and Soil, 2014. DOI 10.1007/s11104-014-2306-3
  22. Giagnoni, L., Migliaccio, A., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G. High montmorillonite content may affect soil microbial proteomic analysis. Applied Soil Ecology, 2013, 72: 203–206
  23. Nannipieri, P., Giagnoni, L., Renella, G., Puglisi, E., Ceccanti, B., Masciandaro, G., Fornasier, F., Moscatelli, M.C., Marinari, S. Soil enzymology: classical and molecular approaches. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 2012. 48:743-762
  24. Giagnoni, L.,  Magherini, F., Landi, L., Taghavi, S., van der Lelie, D., Puglia, M., Bianchi, L., Bini, L., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G., Modesti, A. Soil solid phases effects on the proteomic analysis of Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 2012. 48: 425-433.
  25. Nannipieri, P., Landi, L., Giagnoni, L., Renella, G. Past, present and future in soil enzymology. Environmental Science and Engineering, 2012, Issue 9783642211614: 1-17.
  26. Renella, G., Landi, L., Garcia Mina, J.M., Giagnoni, L., Nannipieri, P. Microbial and hydrolase activity after release of indoleacetic acid and ethylene–polyamine precursors by a model root surface. Applied Soil Ecology, 2011, 47:106-110.
  27. Giagnoni, L., Magherini, F., Landi, L., Taghavi, S., Modesti, A., Bini, L., Nannipieri, P., van der Lelie, D., Renella, G. Extraction of microbial protein from soil: potential and limitations assessed through a model study. European Journal of Soil Science, 2011, 62: 74-81.


Book chapters:

  1. Renella G., Giagnoni, L., Mariarita Arenella, Paolo Nannipieri. Soil Proteomics. In: Paolo Nannipieri, Giacomo Pietramellara, Giancarlo Renella. Omics in Soil Science. p. 95-125, Norfolk - UK: Caister  Academic Press, 2014. pp. 95-125.
  2. Nannipieri, P., Giagnoni, L., Landi, L., Renella, G. Role of phosphatase enzymes in soil. In: E.K. Bunemann et al. (Eds.) Phosphorus in Action, Soil Biology, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2011. 26, pp.215-243
  3. Landi, L., Renella, G., Giagnoni, L., Nannipieri  P. Activities of Proteolytic Enzymes. In: R.P. Dick (Ed.) Methods of Soil Enzymology, Madison, Wisconsin, USA: Soil Science Society of America, 2011. pp. 247-260


May 25 2018                                     

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