Rosanna Giordano

Current address:

Department of Biology

120a Marsh Life Science Building

University of Vermont


VT 05405

Phone: 802-656-2922


Rosanna, together with her husband Felipe Soto-Adames, moved in Fall 1998 to the Department of Biology at the University of Vermont at Burlington, by way of the Department of Biology at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She was supported by a USDA grant to study the Wolbachia infections of corn rootworms and worked in the lab of Jan Conn. She is now a Research Associate there in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, working amongst other things on soil invertebrates.

For her PhD Rosanna completed several studies of Wolbachia infections of various insects, including some Drosophila flies, Diabrotica beetles, and Gryllus crickets.

Papers derived from Rosanna's work with us are:

O'Neill, S. L., R. Giordano, A. M. E. Colbert, T. L. Karr and H. M. Robertson 1992. 16S rRNA phylogenetic analysis of the bacterial endosymbionts associated with cytoplasmic incompatibility in insects. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89, 2699-2702.

Giordano, R., S. L. O'Neill, and H. M. Robertson 1995. Wolbachia infections and the expression of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila sechellia and D. mauritiana. Genetics 140, 1307-1317.

Giordano, R., J. J. Jackson and H. M. Robertson 1997. The role of Wolbachia bacteria in reproductive incompatibilities and hybrid zones of Diabrotica beetles and Gryllus crickets. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94, 11439-11444.

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