Full professor of Genetics (see @unifi) - Retired since Nov- 2018
1973: Degree in Biology (Laurea), University of Pavia
1975-1985: Institute of Genetics, University of Florence.
1986-1987: Department of Microbiology, University of Guelph, Canada.
1987- 2000: Associate Professor of Microbial Genetics, University of Florence.
2001-present: Full Professor of Genetics, University of Florence
- Molecular genetics and physiology of symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria; genetics and genomics of Sinorhizobium.
- Molecular microbial ecology and evolution of soil bacteria.
- Population genetics of plants associated, rhizospheric and endophytic bacteria.
- Population genetics of metal tolerant plants.
Author of about 100 peer-reviewed publications.
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