Research in Zoology

Research in Zoology is a peer-reviewed journal that plays an important role in disseminating information on field-based, experimental, and theoretical research on the zoology of the region. It covers all aspects of basic, comparative, and applied protozoan and animal biology at molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, population, and community-ecosystem levels.

Livia Lucentini

Editorial Board Member of Research in Zoology

Professor, Dip. Biologia Cellulare e Ambientale, University of Perugia, Italy

Research Areas

Molecular Biology Applied in Biodiversity, Taxonomy and Conservation


presentProfessor at University of Perugia, Italy

Academic Achievement

Young Researcher Grant of the University of Perugia for her PhD thesis
Graduate Research Award of the Italian freshwater fish fauna association (AIIAD)for the thesis in natural sciences
Juvenile Researchers Award of the AIIAD for the researches on the Italian freshwater fish iodiversity
Field expert for the scientific sectors BIO06, BIO08 and BIO18

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Lucentini L., Carosi A., Erra R., Giovinazzo G., Lorenzoni M., M. Mearelli. 1997. Fluctuating asymmetry in Perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) from three lakes of the region Umbria (Italy) as a tool to demonstrate the impact of man-made lakes on developmental stability. Italian Journal of Zoology 65 (Suppl):445-447.
[2]  Erra R., Lucentini L., La Porta G., Lorenzoni M., Mearelli M., G. Giovinazzo. 1999. Schiusa e allevamento di Persico reale (Perca fluviatilis L.) in condizioni di stress termico controllato. Quaderni ETP. 28:155-159.
[3]  Pellegrini M., Panara F., Angiolillo A., Lucentini L., Maras B., F. Panara. 2001. Structural and immunological similarities between high molecular weight zinc ion-dependent p-itrphenylphosphatase and fructose-1,6-bisphosphae aldolase from bovine liver. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-protein structure and molecular enzymology. 1546:226-233.
[4]  Lucentini L., Lorenzoni M., Panara F., M. Mearelli. 2002. Effects of short-and long-term thermal stress in perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) determined through fluctuating asymmetry and HSP70 expression. Italian Journal of Zoology. 69:13-17.
[5]  Lucentini L., Angiolillo A., Varasano E., F. Panara. 2002. Low molecular weight phosphotyrosyl protein phosphatase expression in brain of chick and some lower vertebrates. Italian Journal of Zoology. 69: 97-102.
[6]  Lucentini L., Fulle S., Ricciolini C., Lancioni H., F. Panara. 2003. Purification of low molecular weight phosphotyrosine protein phosphatase from PC12 cells. Some properties and NGF-induced changes. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. 35(9):1378-1387.
[7]  Lancioni H., Marcucci F., Albini R., Sensi L., Lucentini L., F. Panara. 2003. Presence of Ecp-like proteins in the freshwater bivalve Anodonta sp., but not in sponges (Ephidatia fluviatilis) and planarians (Dugesia polychroa). Italian Journal of Zoology. 70; 305-308.
[8]  Lucentini L., Ricciolini C., Lancioni H., Baldoni L., F. Panara. 2004. Analisi della diversità genetica delle popolazioni di luccio (Esox lucius L.) del Lago Trasimeno. Biologia Ambientale. 18(1):15-18.
[9]  Vercillo F., Lucentini L., Mucci N., Ragni B., Randi E., F. Panara. 2004. A simple and rapid PCR-RFLP method to distinguishing Martes martes and Martes foina. Conservation Genetics. 5(6):869-871.
[10]  Rebora M.*, Lucentini L.*, Palomba A., Panara F., E. Gaino. 2005. Genetic differentiation among populations of Baetis rhodani (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in three Italian streams. Italian Journal of Zoology. 72:121-126.
[11]  Lancioni H., Lucentini L., F. Panara. 2005. Ontogenetic changes of circulating erythroid cells and hemoglobin components in northern pike (Esox lucius Linnaeus, 1758). Journal of Fish Biology. 66(6):1576-1588.
[12]  Lucentini L., Palomba A., Lancioni H., Natali M., F. Panara. 2006. A nondestructive, rapid, reliable and inexpensive method to sample, store and extract high-quality DNA from fish body mucus and buccal cells. Molecular Ecology Notes. 6:257-260.
[13]  Lucentini L., Caporali S., Palomba A., Lancioni H., F. Panara. 2006. A comparison of conservative DNA extraction methods from fins and scales of freshwater fish: a useful tool for conservation genetics. Conservation Genetics. 6:1009-1012.
[14]  Lucentini L., Palomba A., Gigliarelli L., Lancioni H., Viali P., F. Panara. 2006. Genetic characterization of a putative indigenous brown trout (Salmo trutta fario) population in a secondary stream of the Nera River Basin (Central Italy) assessed by means of three molecular markers. Italian Journal of Zoology. 73(3):263-273.
[15]  Lucentini L., Palomba A., Gigliarelli L., Lancioni H., Natali M., F. Panara. 2006. Microsatellite polymorphism in Italian populations of northern pike (Esox lucius L.). Fisheries Research. 80:251-262.
[16]  Reale S., Doveri S., Diaz A., Angiolillo A., Lucentini L., Pilla F., Martin A., Donini P, D. Lee. 2006. SNP-based markers for discriminating olive (Olea europaea L.) cultivars. Genome. 49: 1193-1205.
[17]  Vercillo F., Lucentini L., Mucci N., Panara F., Randi E., B. Ragni. 2006. Morphological and RFLP markers for distinguish Italian pine and beech marten species. Proceedings of the 4th International Martes Symposium-Martes in Carnivore Communities. 203-210.
[18]  Lancioni H., Lucentini L., Palomba A., Fulle S., Micheli MR., F. Panara. 2007. Muscle actin isoforms are differentially expressed in human satellite cells isolated from donors of different ages., Cell Biology International. (1065-6995). 30:180-185.
[19]  Lucentini L., Vercillo F., Palomba A., Panara F., B. Ragni. 2007. A PCR-RFLP method on faecal samples to distinguish Martes martes, Martes foina, Mustela putorius and Vulpes vulpes. Conservation Genetics. 8:757-759.
[20]  Gigliarelli L., Lucentini L., Palomba A., Sgaravizzi G., Lancioni H., Lanfaloni L., Willenz P., Gaino E., F. Panara. 2008. PCR-RFLP molecular probes distinguish the freshwater sponges Ephydatia fluviatilis and Ephydatia mülleri. Hydrobiologia. 605:265–269. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-008-9327-y.
[21]  Lucentini L., Palomba A., Gigliarelli L., Sgaravizzi G., Lancioni H., Lanfaloni L., Natali M., Panara F. 2009. Temporal changes and effective population size of an Italian isolated and supportive-breeding managed northern pike (Esox lucius) population. Fisheries Research. 96 (2-3): 139-147.
[22]  Gigliarelli L., Lucentini L., Palomba A., Puletti M.E., Lanfaloni L., Bruford M.W., Panara F. 2010. Isolation of microsatellite markers in the freshwater sponge Ephydatia fluviatilis (Porifera: Spongillidae) and cross-priming testing within the Demospongiae class. In stampa: Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02851.x.
[23]  Lucentini L., Gigliarelli L., Palomba A., Puletti M.E., Panara F. 2010. Temporal study of stress-induced effects caused by developmental temperature changes and water quality in an isolated northern pike (Esox lucius L.) population. Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP). Volume 2, Number 2 (Feb. 2010), pp. 167-180. DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2010.22019.
[24]  Lucentini L., Gigliarelli L., Puletti ME, Volpi L., Panara F. 2010. Comparison of conservative DNA Extraction methods for two Galliformes: grey partridge (Perdix perdix Linnaeus 1758) and red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa Linnaeus 1758). Conservation Genetic Resources. 2: 381-384.
[25]  Lucentini L., Ricciolini C., Palomba A., Gigliarelli L., Puletti ME, Lanfaloni L., Panara F. 2010a. Marcatori molecolari AFLP, ma non i microsatelliti, indicano una relazione fra genotipi e livree nel luccio (Esox lucius L.). Atti XII Congresso Nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana Ittiologi Acque Dolci (AIIAD). Studi Trent. Sci. Nat., 87 (2010): 67-71 67.
[26]  Lucentini L., Rebora M., Puletti M.E., Gigliarelli L., Fontaneto D., Gaino E., Panara F. 2011. Geographical and seasonal evidence of cryptic diversity in the Baetis rhodani complex (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) revealed by means of DNA taxonomy. Hydrobiologia. DOI 10.1007/s10750-011-0778-1.