A. Gentile

A. Gentile
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia · Area territoriale diagnosi

Bachelor of biologia ed ecologia dell'ambiente

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Introduction
A. Gentile currently works at the batteriologia, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia. research in Parasitology, Microbiology and Ecology marina. Their most recent publication is 'Supplemental Information 1'.
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - December 2018
Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)
Position
  • Collaboratore
Description
  • MARINE STRATEGY (LITTER e BIOTA PROTOCOLLO SPERIMENTALE PER Caretta Caretta). Tendenze nella qualità e composizione dei rifiuti ingeriti dagli animali marini tramite analisi stomacali
February 2017 - June 2017
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare
Position
  • ricercatore-collaboratore
Description
  • Ricerca rifiuti nel biota. Raccolta dati sulle misure biometriche,campioni da tessuto per analisi di contaminanti; raccolta sul numero di individui ospedalizzati(tartarughe marine) e sottoposti a terapia, attività di recupero nel territorio siciliano.
Education
September 2001 - March 2014
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Field of study
  • Biologia -ecologia

Publications

Publications (24)
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Seawater could be considered a reservoir of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. In this communication, we evaluated the presence of bacterial strains in seawater collected from different coasts of Sicily by combining microbiological and molecular methods. Specifically, we isolated viable bacteria that were tested for thei...
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We provide new data on the presence of helminth parasites in 64 individual loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta stranded along the coasts of Sicily and the northwest Adriatic Sea between June 2014 and August 2016. The necropsy examination revealed 31 individuals (48.4%) positive for endoparasites, showing a greater prevalence of trematodes than n...
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Tropical theileriosis is a tick-borne disease caused by haemoprotozoan parasites with considerable veterinary and economic impact worldwide. Ticks transmitting the disease belong to the Haemaphysalis, Rhipicephalus and Hyalomma genera. Hyalomma genus is very common in Sicily (Italy) and represents the main Theileria annulata vector in the island. D...
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Wild environments and wildlife can be reservoirs of pathogens and antibiotic resistance. Various studies have reported the presence of zoonotic bacteria, resistant strains, and genetic elements that determine antibiotic resistance in wild animals, especially near urban centers or agricultural and zootechnical activities. The purpose of this study w...
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Vector-borne pathogens such as Erlichia canis and Rickettsia conorii are widespread in the Mediterranean basin. Rhipicephalus sanguineus, is considered the main vector in Mediterranean climatic areas. Seroprevalence in dogs is variable in relation to environmental factors, presence of vectors, and dogs’ management. We investigated the seroprevalenc...
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Sea turtles can be considered a sentinel species for monitoring the health of marine ecosystems, acting, at the same time, as a carrier of microorganisms. Indeed, sea turtles can acquire the microbiota from their reproductive sites and feeding, contributing to the diffusion of antibiotic-resistant strains to uncontaminated environments. This study...
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Caretta caretta is threatened by many dangers in the Mediterranean basin, but most are human related. The purpose of this research were: i) to investigate microflora in samples from six loggerhead sea turtle nests located on the Sicilian coast; and ii) to understand microbial diversity associated with nests, with particular attention to bacteria an...
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Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) together with Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) is the most representative Cheloniidae species in the Mediterranean basin. Currently, at the National Reference Centre in the "Istituto Zooprofilattico" of Sicily (Italy), damaged subjects are rehabilitated before they are released again. Clinical, physiological and mole...
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Introduction: Equine piroplasmosis in donkeys is a serious problem of economic importance (1). Infection caused by Theileria equi, Babesia caballi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum are endemic disease in Sicily, although very few data are available on the prevalence of these tick borne parasites in donkeys from Sicily. The possible risk factors are sea...
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The turtle Caretta caretta is the most abundant of sea turtles that reproduces in the Mediterranean Sea. Caretta caretta is also classified as a vulnerable species and the Mediterranean population in the past years has been in decline. The danger for these marine organisms is linked to the anthropization of the coasts, to marine traffic, to the pol...
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Caretta caretta is the most common sea turtle species in the Mediterranean Sea. The species is threatened by anthropomorphic activity that causes thousands of deaths and hundreds of strandings along the Mediterranean coast. Stranded turtles are often cared for in rehabilitation centres until they recover or die. The objective of this study was to c...
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In the last few decades antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been a worrying threat to the effective treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by several pathogens. AMR results in reduced efficacy of antibacterial, often with multiple resistances. Several studies have shown that resistance genes were evidenced in pathogens, commensal...
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It has been estimated that 44,000 Caretta caretta turtles die every year due to anthropomorphic activity in the Mediterranean Sea, and that longline fishing is one of the most significant causes of mortality. A total of 482 specimens of C. caretta were rescued from different parts of the Sicilian coast (Mediterranean Sea) from 2014 to 2016. The mos...
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The purpose of this research was to investigate the occurrence of pathogen microorganisms in C. caretta eggs in nests from Eastern Sicily shores.
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We report three new records of leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) recovered in February 2011 and in spring-summer 2016 in the Strait of Sicily. The individuals were handed over dead to the IZS of Palermo for necropsy. The first specimen measured 139 and 91 cm of CCL and CCW respectively and was found beached and alive but...
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Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is a protected species often reported in the Mediterranean Sea and unfortunately often stranded. Several dangers jeopardize their survival e.g. accidental bycatches and infectious diseases. Among the hazard affecting the nest, fungal infections cause huge losses. The aim of this study was to identify the pres...

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