Recent publications

2017

2016

  • Nazzi F. (2016) - The hexagonal shape of the honeycomb cells depends on the construction behavior of bees. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 28341. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep28341
  • Nazzi F., Le Conte Y. (2016) – Ecology of Varroa destructor the major ectoparasite of the western honey bee Apis mellifera. Annual Review of Entomology, 61: 417-432.
  • Sánchez-Bayo F., Goulson D., Pennacchio F., Nazzi F., Goka K., Desneux, N. (2016) - Are bee diseases linked to pesticides? - A brief review. Environment International 89–90: 7-11.
  • Di Prisco G., Annoscia D., Margiotta M., Ferrara R., Varricchio P., Zanni V., Caprio E., Nazzi F., Pennacchio F. (2016) - A mutualistic symbiosis between a parasitic mite and a pathogenic virus undermines honey bee immunity and health. PNAS, 113: 3203-3208.

2015

  • Del Fabbro S., Gollino S., Zuliani M., Nazzi F. (2015) - Investigating the relationship between environmental factors and tick abundance in a small, highly heterogeneous region. Journal of Vector Ecology, 40: 107-116.
  • Annoscia D., Del Piccolo F., Covre F., Nazzi F. (2015) - Mite infestation during development alters the in-hive behaviour of adult honeybees. Apidologie, 46: 306-314.

2014

  • Nazzi F., Pennacchio F. (2014) - Disentangling multiple interactions in the hive ecosystem. Trends in Parasitology 30: 556-561.

2013

  • Nazzi F., Annoscia D., Del Fabbro S., Del Piccolo F. (2013) - Research and education for sustainability in a beekeeping project in sub-Saharan Africa. Environment, Development and Sustainability, DOI 10.1007/s10668-013-9497-2.
  • Di Prisco G., Cavaliere V., Annoscia D., Varricchio P., Caprio E., Nazzi F., Gargiulo G., Pennacchio F. (2013) - Neonicotinoid clothianidin adversely affects insect immunity and promotes replication of a viral pathogen in honey bees. PNAS, 110: 18466-18471. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/10/18/1314923110
  • Torto B., Carroll M.J., Duehl A., Fombong A.T., Gozansky T.K., Nazzi F., Soroker V., Teal P.E.A. (2013) - Standard methods for chemical ecology research in Apis mellifera. Journal of Apicultural Research 52 (4): 1-34. http://www.ibra.org.uk/articles/Standard-methods-for-chemical-ecology-re...
  • Pirk C.W.W., de Miranda J.R., Kramer M., Murray T.E., Nazzi F., Shutler D., van der Steen J.J.M., van Dooremalen C. (2013) - Statistical guidelines for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4): 1-24. http://www.ibra.org.uk/articles/Statistical-guidelines-for-Apis-mellifer...
  • Del Fabbro S., Nazzi F. (2013) - From Chemistry to Behavior. Molecular Structure and Bioactivity of Repellents against Ixodes ricinus Ticks. PLoS ONE 8(6): e67832. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067832. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0067832
  • Dietemann V., Nazzi F., Martin S.J., Anderson D.L., Locke B., Delaplane K.S., Wauquiez Q., Tannahill C., Frey E., Ziegelmann B., Rosenkranz P., Ellis J.D. (2013) - Standard methods for varroa research. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(1). doi: 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.09. http://www.ibra.org.uk/articles/The-COLOSS-BEEBOOK-varroa

2012

  • Annoscia D., Del Piccolo F., Nazzi F. (2012) - How does the mite Varroa destructor kill the honeybee Apis mellifera? Alteration of cuticular hydrocarbons and water loss in infested honeybees. Journal of Insect Physiology, 58: 1548-1555.

2010

  • Del Piccolo F., Nazzi F., Della Vedova G., Milani N. (2010) - Selection of Apis mellifera workers by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor using host cuticular hydrocarbons. Parasitology, 137: 967-973.
  • Nazzi F., Martinelli E., Del Fabbro S., Bernardinelli I., Milani N., Iob A., Pischiutti P., Campello C., D’Agaro P. (2010) - Ticks and Lyme Borreliosis in an alpine area in North-Eastern Italy. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 24: 220-226.

2009

  • Nazzi F., Bortolomeazzi R., Della Vedova G., Del Piccolo F., Annoscia D., Milani N. (2009) - Octanoic acid confers to royal jelly varroa-repellent properties. Naturwissenschaften, 96: 309-314.
  • D'Agaro P., Martinelli E., Burgnich P., Nazzi F., Del Fabbro S., Iob A., Ruscio M., Pischiutti P., Campello C. (2009) - Prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Ixodes ricinus from a novel endemic area of North Eastern Italy. Journal of Medical Virology, 81: 309-316.

2008

  • Del Fabbro S., Nazzi F. (2008) - Repellent effect of sweet basil compounds on Ixodes ricinus ticks. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 45: 219-228.
  • Nazzi, F., Vidoni and F., Frilli F. (2008) - Semiochemicals affecting the host-related behaviour of the dry bean beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus (Say). Journal of Stored Products Research, 44: 108-114.
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