Elisa Masi, Marzena Ciszak, Diego Comparini, Emanuela Monetti, Camilla Pandolfi, Elisa Azzarello, Sergio Mugnai, Frantisek Baluška & Stefano Mancuso The Electrical Network of Maize Root Apex is Gravity Dependent. Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 7730 doi:10.1038/srep07730

Ivanchenko M.G., Zhu J., Wang B., Du Y., Azzarello E., Mancuso S., Megrow M., Filichkin S., Dubrovsky J., Friml J., Markus G. (in press)The cyclophilin-A DIAGEOTROPICA plays a dual role in the auxin pathway in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Development. In press

Bazihizina N., Colzi I., Giorni E., Mancuso S., Gonnelli C. (in press)Photosynthesizing on metal excess: copper differently induced changes in various photosynthetic parameters in copper tolerant and sensitive Silene paradoxa L. populations. Plant Science. In press

Otsuka K., Maruta S., Noriyasu A., Nakazawa K., Bouteau F., Mancuso S. Kawano T. (in press)On-chip platform for biological cellular automata models using swimming paramecium cells: towards simulation of bio-robotics and micro-traffic controls. ICIC Express Letters. In press

Grasso D., Pandolfi C., Bazihizina N., Nocentini D., Nepi M., Mancuso S. (in press)Extrafloral-nectar based partner manipulation in plant-ant relationship. AoB PLANTS. In press

Chatterjee S.K., Das S., Maharatnaa K., Masi E., Santopolo L., Mancuso S., Vitaletti A. (in press)Exploring Strategies for Classification of External Stimuli Using Statistical Features of the Plant Electrical Response. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. In press

Bazihizina N., Redwan M., Taiti C., Giordano C., Monetti E., Masi E., Azzarello E., Mancuso S. (2015)Root based responses account for Psidium guajava survival at high nickel concentration. Journal of Plant Physiology 174: 137–146

Mancuso S., Taiti C., Bazihizina N., Giagnoni L., Costa C., Menesatti P., Arenella M., Nannipieri P., Renella G. (2015)Analysis of volatile profiles of three soils by Proton Transfer Reaction-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (PTR-TOF). Applied Soil Ecology 86: 182-191.

Iwase J. Furukawa H., Hiramatsu T., Bouteau F., Mancuso S., Tanaka K., Okazaki T., Kawano T. (2014)Protection of tobacco cells from oxidative copper toxicity by catalytically active metal-binding DNA oligomers. Journal of Experimental Botany 65 (5): 1391–1402.

Monetti E., Kadono T., Tran D., Azzarello E., Arbelet-Bonnin D., Biligui B., Briand J., Kawano T. Mancuso S., Bouteau F. (2014)Deciphering in early events involved or not in hyperosmotic stress-induced programmed cell death in tobacco BY-2 Cells. Journal of Experimental Botany 65 (5): 1361–1375.

Chatterjee S. K., Ghosh S., Das S., Manzella V., Vitaletti A., Masi E., Santopolo L., Mancuso S., Maharatna K. (2014)Forward and Inverse Modelling Approaches for Prediction of Light Stimulus from Electrophysiological Response in Plants. Measurement 53: 101–116

Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2014) – Synaptic view of eukaryotic cell. International Journal of General Systems 43 (7): 740-756.

Arru L., Fornaciari S., Mancuso S. (2014)New insight into the metabolic and molecular mechanisms for plant response to anoxia in roots. International Review on Cell and Molecular Biology 311: 231–264.

Yokawa K., Derrien-Maze N., Mancuso S., Baluška S. (2014)Binary Decisions in Maize Root Behavior: Y-Maze System as Tool for Unconventional Computation in Plants. International Journal of Unconventional Computing 10: 381-390.

Bazihizina N., Taiti C., Rodrigo-Moreno A., Caparrotta S., Giordano C., Marti L., Spinelli F., Gori M., Azzarello E., Mancuso S. (2014)Early Zn2+-induced changes at the root level account for the increased zinc tolerance of acclimated tobacco plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 65 (17): 4931-4942.

Gremieux A., Yokawa K., Mancuso S., Baluska F. (2014)Plant anesthesia supports similarities between animal and plants: Claude Bernard’s forgotten study. Plant Signaling & Behavior; 9:e27886; PMID: 24476640

Taiti C., Costa C., Menesatti P., Comparini D., Bazihizina N., Azzarello E., Masi E., Mancuso S. (2014)Class-modeling approach to PTR-TOF-MS data: a peppers case study. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.6761

Bouteau F., Bassaglia Y., Monetti E., Tran D., Navet S., Mancuso S., El-Maarouf-Bouteau H., Bonnaud L. (2014)Could FaRP-like peptides participate to regulation of hyperosmotic stress responses in plants? Frontiers in Endocrinology. Aug 14;5:132. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2014.00132.

Masi E., Romani A., Pandolfi C., Heimler D., Mancuso S. (2014)PTR-TOF-MS analysis of volatile compounds in olive fruits. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.6837

Masi E., Ciszak M., Santopolo L., Giovannetti L., Marchi E., Viti C., Mancuso S. (2014)Electrical spiking in bacterial biofilms. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12: 20141036.

Pandolfi C., Voigt B., Masi E., Mugnai S., Volkman D., Mancuso S. (2014)Effect of gravity on the closure of traps in Dionea muscipola. BioMed Research International.

Mugnai S., Pandolfi C., Masi E., Azzarello E., Monetti E., Comparini D., Voigt B., Volkmann D., Mancuso S. (2014) – Oxidative Stress and NO Signalling in the Root Apex as an Early Response to Changes in Gravity Conditions. BioMed Research International.

Tran D., El-Maarouf-Bouteau H., Rossi M., Biligui B., Briand J., Kawano T., Mancuso S., Bouteau F. (2013) Post-transcriptional regulation of GORK channels by superoxide anion contributes to increases in outward rectifying K+ currents. New Phytologist DOI: 10.1111/nph.12226

Daniel Tran, Marika Rossi, Bernadette Biligui, Tomonori Kawano, Stefano Mancuso, François Bouteau (2013) Ozone-induced caspase-like activities are dependent on early ion channel regulations and ROS generation in Arabidopsis thaliana cells.Plant signaling & behavior 06/2013; 8(8).

Russino A, Ascrizzi A, Popova L, Tonazzini A, Mancuso S, Mazzolai B (2013) A Novel Tracking Tool for Analysis and Quantification of Plant Root Tip Movements. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics DOI:10.1088/1748-3182/8/2/025004

Barbara Mazzolai, Stefano Mancuso (2013) Smart solutions from the plant kingdom. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 8(2):020301. DOI:10.1088/1748-3182/8/2/020301

E Sinibaldi, G L Puleo, F Mattioli, V Mattoli, F Di Michele, L Beccai, F Tramacere, S Mancuso, B Mazzolai (2013) Osmotic actuation modelling for innovative biorobotic solutions inspired by the plant kingdom. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 8(2):025002. DOI:10.1088/1748-3182/8/2/025002

Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2013) Root Apex Transition Zone As Oscillatory Zone. Frontiers in plant science 01/2013; 4:354. DOI:10.3389/fpls.2013.00354

Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2013) Microorganism and filamentous fungi drive evolution of plant synapses. Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology 01/2013; 3:44. DOI:10.3389/fcimb.2013.00044

Bailly A., Wang B., Zwiewka M., Henrichs S., Sovero V., Bouchard R., Pollmann S., Schenck D., Lüthen H., Azzarello E., Mancuso S., Friml J., Schulz A., Geisler M. (2013) Arabidopsis TWISTED DWARF1 Functionally Interacts with Auxin Exporter ABCB1 on the Root Plasma Membrane. Plant Cell 25(1):202-214. Plant Cell doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​112.​

Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2013) Ion Channels in Plants: From Bioelectricity, via Signaling, to Behavioral Actions. Plant Signaling & Behavior

Furlan S., Comparini D., Ciszak M., Beccai L., Mancuso S., Mazzolai B. (2012) Origin of Polar Order in Dense Suspensions of Phototactic Micro-Swimmers. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37382. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037382

Henrichs S, Wang B, Fukao Y, Zhu J, Charrier L, Bailly A, Oehring SC, Linnert M, Weiwad M, Endler A, Nanni P, Pollmann S, Mancuso S, Schulz A, Geisler M. (2012) Regulation of ABCB1/PGP1-catalysed auxin transport by linker phosphorylation. The EMBO Journal 31:2965-2980.

Kawano T., Bouteau F., Mancuso S. (2012) Finding and defining the natural automata acting in living plants: Toward the synthetic biology for robotics and informatics in vivo. Communicative and Integrative Biology 5: 519-526.

Gagliano M., Renton M., Duvdevani N., Timmins M., Mancuso S. (2012) Out of Sight but Not out of Mind: Alternative Means of Communication in Plants. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37382. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037382

Pandolfi C., Mancuso. S., Shabala S. (2012) Physiology of acclimation to salinity stress in pea (Pisum sativum). Environmental and Experimental Botany 84: 44-51.

VUKICH M, GANGA P.G. (BIOKIS), CAVALIERI D., RIZZETTO L., DAMARIZ RIVERO L. (BIOS-SPORE); POLLASTRI S., MUGNAI S., MANCUSO S. (ARABIDOPS-ISS) et al. (2012) BIOKIS: a model payload for multidisciplinary experiments in microgravity. Microgravity Science and Technology 24:397–409.

Ciszack M., Comparini D., Mazzolai B., Baluska F., Arecchi F.T., Vicsek T., Mancuso S. (2012) Swarming behavior in plant roots. Plos One, 7 (1) e29759

Gagliano M., Renton M., Duvdevani N., Timmins M., Mancuso S. (2012) Acoustic and magnetic communication in plants: Is it possible? Plant Signalling & Behavior 7: 1346 – 1348.

Wan Y, Jasik J, Wang L, Hao H, Volkmann D, Menzel D, Mancuso S, Baluska F, Lin J (2012) The Signal Transducer NPH3 Integrates the Phototropin1 Photosensor with PIN2-Based Polar Auxin Transport in Arabidopsis Root Phototropism. Plant Cell 24(2):551-65.

Azzarello A., Pandolfi C., Giordano C., Rossi M., Mugnai S., Mancuso S. (2012) Ultramorphological and physiological modifications induced by high zinc levels in Paulownia tomentosa. Environmental and Experimental Botany 81: 11– 17.

Gagliano M, Mancuso S, Robert D. (2012) Towards understanding plant bioacoustics. Trends in Plant Science 17 (6): 323-325.

Mugnai S., Azzarello A., Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2012) Local Root Apex Hypoxia Induces NO-Mediated Hypoxic Acclimation of the Entire Root. Plant Cell Physiology 53(5): 912–920.

Pavlovicˇ A., Slovakova L., Pandolfi C., Mancuso S. (2011) On the mechanism underlying photosynthetic limitation upon trigger hair irritation in the carnivorous plant Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula Ellis). Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 1991–2000

Wegner L.H., Stefano G., Shabala L., Rossi M., Mancuso S., Shabala S. (2011) Sequential depolarization of root cortical and stelar cells induced by an acute salt shock – implications for Na+ and K+ transport into xylem vessels. Plant Cell & Environment 34: 859–869

Cuin T.A., Bose J., Stefano J., Jha D., Tester M., Mancuso S., Shabala S. (2011) Assessing the role of root plasma membrane and tonoplast Na+/H+ exchangers in salinity tolerance in wheat: in planta quantification methods. Plant Cell & Environment 34: 947-961

Pavlovic A., Mancuso S. (2011) Electrical signaling and photosynthesis: can they co-exist together? Plant Signaling & Behavior 6: 840-842

Mugnai S., Marras A.M., Mancuso S. (2011) Effect of hypoxic acclimation on anoxia tolerance in Vitis roots: response of metabolic activity and K+ fluxes. Plant & Cell Physiology 52(6): 1107–1116

Yokawa K., Kagenishi T., Kawano T., Mancuso S., Baluška F. (2011) Illumination of Arabidopsis roots induces immediate burst of ROS production. Plant Signaling and Behavior 6: 1460-1464

Mazzolai B., Laschi C., Dario P., Mugnai S., Mancuso S. (2010) The plant as a biomechatronic system. Plant Signaling and Behavior 5(2): 90-93

Pandolfi C., Pottosin I., Cuin T., Mancuso S., Shabala S. (2010) Specificity of polyamine effects on NaCl-induced ion flux kinetics and salt stress amelioration in plants. Plant & Cell Physiology 51(3): 422–434

Neumann P., Weismann R., Stefano G., Mancuso S. (2010) Accumulation of xylem transported protein at pit membranes and associated reductions in hydraulic conductance. Journal of Experimental Botany 61: 1711–1717

Baluska F., Mancuso S., Volkmann D., Barlow P. (2010) Root apex transition zone: a signalling response nexus in the root. Trends in Plant Science 15(7): 402-8

Kim JY, Henrichs S, Bailly A, Vincenzetti V, Sovero V, Mancuso S, Pollmann S, Kim D, Geisler M, Nam HG (2010) Identification of an ABCB/P-glycoprotein-specific inhibitor of auxin transport by chemical genomics. Journal of Biological Chemistry 285(30):23309-17

Mancuso S. (2010) Federico Delpino and the foundation of plant biology. Plant Signaling & Behavior 5 (9): 1067-1071

Stefano G., Renna L., Rossi M., Azzarello E., Pollastri S., Brandizzi F., Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2010) AGD5 is a GTPase-activating protein at the trans-Golgi network. Plant Journal 64: 790-799

Baluska F., Lev-Yadun S., Mancuso S. (2010) Swarm intelligence in plant roots. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25: 682-683

Masi E., Ciszak M., Stefano G., Renna L., Azzarello E., Pandolfi C., Mugnai S., Baluška F., Arecchi F.T., Mancuso S. (2009) Spatio-temporal dynamics of the electrical network activity in the root apex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: 4048-4053

Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2009) Deep evolutionary origins of neurobiology: turning the essence of neural upside-down. Communicative & Integrative Biology 2: 60-65

Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2009) Plant neurobiology: from sensory biology, via plant communication, to social plant behaviour. Cognitive Processing 10 (Suppl 1):3–7.

Baluska F., Mancuso S., Volkmann D., Barlow P. (2009) The ‘root-brain’ hypothesis of Charles and Francis Darwin. Revival after more than 125 years. Plant Signaling and Behavior 4(12): 1121-1127

Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2009) Plant neurobiology: From stimulus perception to adaptive behavior of plants, via integrated chemical and electrical signaling. Plant Signaling and Behavior 4(6): 475-476

Pandolfi C., Mugnai S., Azzarello E., Bergamasco S., Masi E., Mancuso S. (2009) Artificial neural networks as a tool for the assessment of genetic diversity: a case study on Vietnamese tea accessions. Euphytica 166: 411-421

Messina G., Pandolfi C., Mugnai S., Azzarello E., Dixon K., Mancuso S. (2009) Identification of eighty-four accessions belonging to Banksia genus by phyllometric parameters and Artificial Neural Networks. Australian Journal of Systematic Botany 22: 31-38

Azzarello E., Mugnai S., Pandolfi C., Masi E., Marone E., Mancuso S. (2009) Comparing image (fractal analysis) and electrochemical (impedance spectroscopy and electrolyte leakage) techniques for the assessment of the freezing tolerance in olive. Trees 23: 159–167

Pandolfi C., Messina G., Mugnai S., Azzarello E., Dixon K., Mancuso S. (2009) Banksia integrifolia (Proteaceae): discrimination and identification of morphotypes by an ANN (Artificial Neural Network) based on digital morphological and fractal characterization of leaves and flowers. Taxon 58: 925–933

Shen H., Hou N., Schlicht M., Wan Y-L., Mancuso S., Baluska F. (2008) Aluminium toxicity target PIN2 in Arabidopsis root apices: effects on PIN2 endocytosis, vesicular recycling, and polar auxin transport. Chinese Science Bulletin 53 (16): 2480-2487

Schlicht M., Šamajová O., Schachtschabel D., Mancuso S., Lichtscheidl I., Menzel D., Boland B., Baluška F. (2008) D’orenone Blocks Polarized Tip-Growth of Root Hairs by Interfering with the Auxin Transport Network. Plant Journal 55 (4): 709 – 717.

Mugnai S., Pandolfi C., Azzarello E., Mancuso S. (2008) Camellia japonica L. genotypes identified by an artificial neural network based on phyllometric and fractal parameters. Plant Systematics and Evolution 270: 95-108

Doumett S., Lamperi L., Checchini L., Azzarello E., Mugnai S., Mancuso S., Petruzzelli G., Del Bubba M. (2008) Heavy metal distribution between contaminated soil and plant (Paulownia Tomentosa) in a pilot-scale assisted phytoremediation study: influence of different complexing agents. Chemosphere 72 (10): 1481-1490.

Baluska F., Schlicht M., Volkmann D., Mancuso S. (2008) Vesicular Secretion of Auxin: evidences and implication. Plant Signaling and Behavior 3: 254-256.

Mugnai S., Pandolfi C., Azzarello E., Salamagne S., Briand X., Mancuso S. (2008) Ammonium and potassium root influxes enhancement by the application of marine bioactive substances positively affects Vitis vinifera plant growth – Journal of Applied Phycology 20: 177-182.

Schapire A.L, Voigt B, Jasik J., Rosado A., Lopez-Cobollo R., Salinas J., Menzel D., Mancuso S., Valpuesta V., Baluska F., Botella M.A. (2008) Arabidopsis Synaptotagmin-Like Protein 1 is essential for plasma membrane viability after abiotic stress. Plant Cell 20: 3374-3388

Mancuso S., Marras A.M., Mugnai S., Schlicht M., Žársky V., Li G., Song L., Hong-Wei X. Baluška F. (2007) Phospholipase Dζ2 drives vesicular secretion of auxin for its polar cell-cell transport in the transition zone of the root apex. Plant Signaling and Behavior 2: 240-244.

Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2007) Plant neurobiology as paradigm shift not only in plant sciences. Plant Signaling and Behavior 2: 205-207.

Brenner E.D., Stahlberg R., Mancuso S., Baluška F., Van Volkenburgh E. (2007) Response to Alpi et al.: Plant Neurobiology: the gain is more than the name – Trends in Plant Science 12: 285-286.

Bouchard R., Bailly A., Blakeslee J.J., Vincenzetti V., Paponov I., Palme K., Mancuso S., Murphy A. S., Schulz B., Geisler M. (2006) Immunophilin-like TWISTED DWARF1 functions as a sensor in P-glycoprotein-mediated auxin transport. Journal of Biological Chemistry 283 (31): 21817-21826

Brenner E.D., Stahlberg R., Mancuso S., Vivanco J., Baluška F., Van Volkenburgh E. (2006) Plant Neurobiology: an Integrated View of Plant Signaling – Trends in Plant Science 11: 413-419.

Bouchard R., Bailly A., Blakeslee J.J., Vincenzetti V., Paponov I., Palme K., Mancuso S., Murphy A. S., Schulz B., Geisler M. (2006) Immunophilin-like TWISTED DWARF1 modulates auxin efflux activities of Arabidopsis p-glycoproteins. Journal of Biological Chemistry 281: 30603 – 30612.

Schlicht M., Strnad S., Scanlon M., Mancuso S., Hochholdinger F., Palme K., Volkmann D., Menzel D., Baluska F. (2006) Auxin immulocalization implicate vesicular neurotransmitter-like mode of polar auxin transport in root apices. Plant Signaling and Behavior 1: 122-133.

Mancuso S., Marras A.M. (2006) Adaptive responses of Vitis root to anoxia. Plant and Cell Physiology 47: 401-409.

Shabala S., Shabala L., Gradmann D., Chen Z., Newman I, Mancuso S. (2006) – Oscillations in plant membrane-transport activity: model predictions, experimental validation, and physiological implications. Journal of Experimental Botany 57: 171-184. Oscillations in plant membrane-transport activity: model predictions, experimental validation, and physiological implications. Journal of Experimental Botany 57: 171-184.

Mancuso S., Baluska F., Barlow P., Volkmann D. (2006) Actin Turnover-Mediated Gravity Sensing Outside the Root Cap. Plant Signaling and Behavior 1: 52-58.

Santelia D., Vincenzetti V., Azzarello E., Bovet L., Fukao Y., Düchtig P., Mancuso S., Martinoia E., Geisler M. (2005) MDR-like ABC transporter AtPGP4 is involved in auxin-mediated lateral root and root hair development. FEBS Letter 579: 5399-5406.

Mancuso S., Marras A.M., Volker M., Baluska F. (2005) Non-invasive and continuous recordings of auxin fluxes in intact root apex with a carbon-nanotube-modified and self-referencing microelectrode. Analytical Biochemistry 341: 344-351.

Book Chapters

Mugnai S., Mancuso S. (2010) Oxygen transport in the sapwood of trees. In Waterlogging signalling and tollerance in plants. Eds Stefano Mancuso and Sergey Shabala. Springer

Baluska F., Mancuso S. (2009) Plant and animals: convergent evolution in action? In “Plant-Environment Interactions” Ed. Frantisek Baluska. Springer. Pp. 285-301

Mugnai S., Azzarello E., Masi E., Pandolfi C., Mancuso S. (2007) Nutation in plants. In “Rhythms in plants” Eds. Stefano Mancuso and Sergey Shabala. Springer. Pp. 77-90

Baluska F. Barlow P., Volkmann D., Mancuso S. (2006) Gravity related paradoxes in plants: can plant neurobiology provide the clue? In: Biosemiotics in Transdisciplinary Context. Witzany G (ed), Umweb, Helsinki

Azzarello E., Mugnai S., Pandolfi C., Masi E., Mancuso S. (2006) Stress assessment in plants by impedance spectroscopy. In “Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology” Vol. III. Ed. Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva. Pp. 140-148. Global Science Book, UK.

MUGNAI S., PANDOLFI C., MASI E., AZZARELLO E., MANCUSO S. (2006) Using vibrating selective microelectrodes for flux measurements in roots. In “Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology” Vol. IV. Ed. Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva. Pp. 176-12. Global Science Book, UK.

Pandolfi C., Mugnai S., Masi E., Azzarello E., Mancuso S., (2006) Fractal geometry and neural networks for the identification and characterization of ornamental plants. In “Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology” Vol. IV. Ed. Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva. Pp. Global Science Book, UK.

Mancuso S., Mugnai S. (2006) Long-distance signal transmission in trees In “Plant communications – Neuronal aspects of plant life” Eds. Frantisek Baluska, Stefano Mancuso, Dieter Volkmann. Springer. Pp. 333-349.

Baluska F., Hlavacka A., Volkmann D., Mancuso S., Barlow P. (2006) Neurobiological view of plants and their body plan. In “Plant communications – Neuronal aspects of plant life” Eds. Frantisek Baluska, Stefano Mancuso, Dieter Volkmann. Springer. Pp. 19-35

Mancuso S., Marras A.M. (2006) New solid state microsensors in plant physiology. In “Plant Electrophysiology – Theory and methods” Ed. Alexander Volkov. Springer. Pp. 155-172.