Istituto per il Sistema Produzione Animale in Ambiente Mediterraneo

Dipartimento di Scienze Bio-Agroalimentari

Animal Cytogenetics and Genomics

Animal Cytogenetics and Genomics


The research activities aim to the genetic improvement of farm animals and both human and animal health monitoring by integrated approaches:

  • Genetic selection of free chromosome abnormality reproducers, cause of ipofertility or sterility, through karyotype analysis.

  • Phylogenetic comparison studies among the major livestock species, through high resolution banding techniques and comparative FISH analysis.

  •  The extension of cytogenetic maps of farm animals, through FISH analysis, essential for advanced studies of genes related to both fertility and qualitative-quantitative animal productions.

  • Environmental monitoring, through “animal sentinel systems” (local animals), gives health information by chromosome damage analysis, due to the presence of several environmental contaminants, potentially hazardous to other animals or humans.


Leopoldo Iannuzzi

Leopoldo Iannuzzi -Associate Researcher-

Alfredo Pauciullo

Alfredo Pauciullo -Associate Researcher-

Angela Perucatti

Angela Perucatti -Senior Researcher-

Alessandra Iannuzzi

Alessandra Iannuzzi -Researcher-

Cristina Rossetti

Cristina Rossetti -Researcher-

Viviana Genualdo

Viviana Genualdo -Technologist-

Domenico Incarnato

Domenico Incarnato -Technician_

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