I joined Friberg’s Lab in January 2017 as postdoc. I’m widely interested in entomology, and I aim to study different aspects of the ecology and evolution of insects using molecular biology and bioinformatics tools.

I received both my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences studying at University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), and a Ph.D. in Agriculture, Forestry and Environmental Sciences from University of Palermo (Italy). During my doctoral studies, I focused on the interaction between insects and microorganisms. I’ve been visiting researcher at the James Hutton Institute (Scotland, UK) working on the impact of herbivory on plant and rhizosphere microbial communities.

At Linköping University I’m mainly focusing on dissecting the mechanisms behind the condition-dependent sexual dimorphism, using Drosophila melanogaster as model species. At the same time, I’m collaborating on projects dealing with plant-microorganism-insect interactions, on understanding the role of microbial symbionts in biological invasions, and on the insect-microorganisms relationship in polyphagous species.

More info on my research on ResearchGate and Google Scholar, and on Publons about my academic publishing activity.

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Publications

2018

Cinzia P. Strano, Antonino Malacrinò, Orlando Campolo, Vincenzo Palmeri

Influence of Host Plant on Thaumetopoea pityocampa Gut Bacterial Community

In Microbial Ecology

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Ahmed Abdelfattah, Antonino Malacrinò, Michael Wisniewski, Santa O. Cacciola, Leonardo Schena

Metabarcoding: A powerful tool to investigate microbial communities and shape future plant protection strategies

In Biological control (Print)

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Antonino Malacrinò, Orlando Campolo, Raul F Medina, Vincenzo Palmeri

Instar- and host-associated differentiation of bacterial communities in the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata

In PLoS ONE

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Ahmed Abdelfattah, Antonino Malacrinò, Michael Wisniewski, Santa O. Cacciola, Leonardo Schena

Metabarcoding: A powerful tool to investigate microbial communities and shape future plant protection strategies

In Biological control (Print)

Article in journal

Antonino Malacrinó, Orlando Campolo, Raul F. Medina, Vincenzo Palmeri

Instar- and host-associated differentiation of bacterial communities in the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata

In PLoS ONE

Article in journal

2017

Orlando Campolo, Antonino Malacrinò, Francesca Laudani, Giuseppe M. Algeri, Giulia Giunti, Cinzia P. Strano, Paolo Zoccali, Vincenzo Palmeri

Field efficacy of two organic acids against Varroa destructor

In Entomologia generalis

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Antonino Malacrinò, Leonardo Schena, Orlando Campolo, Francesca Laudani, Saveria Mosca, Giulia Giunti, Cinzia Patricia Strano, Vincenzo Palmeri

A Metabarcoding Survey on the Fungal Microbiota Associated to the Olive Fruit Fly

In Microbial Ecology

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Paolo Zoccali, Antonino Malacrinò, Orlando Campolo, Francesca Laudani, Giuseppe M. Algeri, Giulia Giunti, Cinzia P. Strano, Giovanni Benelli, Vincenzo Palmeri

A novel GIS-based approach to assess beekeeping suitability of Mediterranean lands

In , SAUDI JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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Francesca Laudani, Cinzia P. Strano, Martin G. Edwards, Antonino Malacrinó, Orlando Campolo, Hesham M. Abd El Halim, Angharad M. R. Gatehouse, Vincenzo Palmeri

RNAi-mediated gene silencing in Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Oliver) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

In , Open Life Sciences

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Antonino Malacrinó, Davide Rassati, Leonardo Schena, Rupa Mehzabin, Andrea Battisti, Vincenzo Palmeri

Fungal communities associated with bark and ambrosia beetles trapped at international harbours

In Fungal ecology

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2016

Antonino Malacrinò, O. Campolo, F. Laudani, V. Palmeri

Fumigant and Repellent Activity of Limonene Enantiomers Against Tribolium confusum du Val

In Neotropical Entomology

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Orlando Campolo, Flora V. Romeo, Giuseppe M. Algeri, Francesca Laudani, Antonino Malacrinò, Nicolina Timpanaro, Vincenzo Palmeri

Larvicidal Effects of Four Citrus Peel Essential Oils Against the Arbovirus Vector Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)

In Journal of Economic Entomology

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O. Campolo, L. Zappala, Antonino Malacrinò, F. Laudani, V. Palmeri

Bees visiting flowers of Thymus longicaulis (Lamiaceae)

In Plant Biosystems

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2015

Vincenzo Palmeri, Giuseppe Scirto, Antonino Malacrinò, Francesca Laudani, Orlando Campolo

A scientific note on a new pest for European honeybees: first report of small hive beetle Aethina tumida, (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Italy

In Apidologie

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Orlando Campolo, Antonino Malacrinò, Saverio B. Grande, Eleonora Chiera, Vincenzo Palmeri

Efficacy of Selected Insecticides for the Control of the California Red Scale in Southern Italy

In Acta Horticulturae

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Orlando Campolo, Vincenzo Palmeri, Antonino Malacrinò, Francesca Laudani, Cristina Castracani, Alessandra Mori, Donato A. Grasso

Interaction between ants and the Mediterranean fruit fly: New insights for biological control

In Biological control (Print)

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Antonino Malacrinò, Leonardo Schena, Orlando Campolo, Francesca Laudani, Vincenzo Palmeri

Molecular analysis of the fungal microbiome associated with the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae

In Fungal ecology

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2014

Vincenzo Palmeri, Pasquale Cascone, Orlando Campolo, Saverio B. Grande, Francesca Laudani, Antonino Malacrinò, Emilio Guerrieri

Hymenoptera wasps associated with the Asian gall wasp of chestnut (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) in Calabria, Italy

In Phytoparasitica

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Orlando Campolo, Flora Valeria Romeo, Antonino Malacrinò, Francesca Laudani, Guido Carpinteri, Simona Fabroni, Paolo Rapisarda, Vincenzo Palmeri

Effects of inert dusts applied alone and in combination with sweet orange essential oil against Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and wheat microbial population

In Industrial crops and products (Print)

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Orlando Campolo, Antonino Malacrinò, Lucia Zappala, Francesca Laudani, Eleonora Chiera, Demetrio Serra, Mariateresa Russo, Vincenzo Palmeri

Fumigant bioactivity of five Citrus essential oils against Tribolium confusum

In Phytoparasitica

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