Stefano Costa

Stefano Costa

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Publications (23)
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We present he results of ringing activities carried on by ringers of GPSO (Gruppo Piemontese Studi Ornitologici) in Piedmont and Aosta Valley between 1974 and 2016. 74 ringers and even more collaborators have undertaken 41180 person-days of ringing activities over 43 years. This involved 1080 ringing stations distributed in all districts of the two...
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We present he results of ringing activities carried on by ringers of GPSO (Gruppo Piemontese Studi Ornitologici) in Piedmont and Aosta Valley between 1974 and 2016. 74 ringers and even more collaborators have undertaken 41180 person-days of ringing activities over 43 years. This involved 1080 ringing stations distributed in all districts of the two...
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Arthropod vectors are responsible for the transmission of human pathogens worldwide. Several arthropod species are bird ectoparasites, however, no study to date has characterized their microbiota as a whole. We sampled hematophagous ectoparasites that feed on migratory birds and performed 16S rRNA gene metabarcoding to characterize their microbial...
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Bar plot of the relative abundance of Rickettsiales in ticks. The abundance is relative only to the Rickettsiales family and not to the total microbiota. (PDF)
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Bar plot representing the relative abundance of the RSVs by genus in the Hippoboscidae diptera. Abundance is relative to the total microbiota. To improve color-coding readability, RSV numbering is assigned by genus, so that RSV 1 in Wolbachia is not the same as RSV 1 in Arsenophonus. (PDF)
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List of the ectoparasites with their scientific name as obtained by partial sequencing of the COI gene. The number of sampled individuals and the number of pools are reported. (DOC)
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Blast output of the reads classified as E. ovina by MSR and visualized in MEGAN. (PDF)
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Map of sampling sites. Sites in Liguria, Latium, and Sicily were located on the islands of Palmaria, Ventotene, and Ustica, respectively. Each of these map tile sets are Stamen Design, under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0) license. (PDF)
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Bar plot of the relative abundance by family of bacteria in Hippoboscidae diptera. The abundance is relative only to the family considered and not to the total microbiota. (PDF)
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List of bird species caught during ringing sessions and hosting the ectoparasites sampled. (DOC)
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Bar plot representing the relative abundance of the RSVs in ticks for the most common genera. Abundance is relative to only the genera considered. To improve color-coding readability, RSV numbering is assigned by genus, so that RSV 1 in Wolbachia is not the same as RSV 1 in Rickettsia. (PNG)
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Number of reads before and after filtering for each sample and its relative parasite group. (DOC)
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Stato della banca dati del 'Gruppo inanellatori piemontesi e valdostani' e presentazione della monografia 'L'attività di inanellamento a scopo scientifico in Piemonte e Valle d'Aosta: anni 1974-2016'.
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Genetic traceability has a key role in the product certification, but it is rarely implemented in sheep so far, especially in the fresh meat sector. In this study, the case of the Sambucana sheep is analysed with the aim of developing a genetic system able to certify the origin of its traditional product, the Sambucano lamb, protected by a register...
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In recent years, the "forest-specialist" pine marten Martes martes has been reported to also occur also in largely fragmented, lowland landscapes of north-western Italy. The colonization of such an apparently unsuitable area provided the opportunity for investigating pine marten ecological requirements and predicting its potential south- and eastwa...
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Permission from the European Environment Agency (EEA) to publish Fig 1 under the specific Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL), CC BY 4.0. (PDF)
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Permission from ESRI to publish Fig 1 under the specific Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL), CC BY 4.0. (PDF)
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Coordinates of pine marten records in the western valley of the River Po (Italy). (DOCX)
Conference Paper
Heritable traits owned by animals raised in captivity may severely affect wild populations, in case of hybridization subsequent to accidental escapes or intentional releases of captive-bred individuals. A strong genetic divergence between wild (WP) and captive populations (CP) can be the effect of breeding practices aimed at modifying some species’...
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Hybridization between wild boar (Sus scrofa) and domestic pig occurred in the past and still occurs today, having great evolutionary and management implications. In fact, genetic introgression from the domestic form may alter traits like behavior, reproduction rate, and immunology in wild populations, with likely demographic impacts. Thus, it is cr...
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Aim Climate changes in the past had a deep impact on the evolutionary history of many species and left genetic signatures that are often still detectable today. We investigated the geographical pattern of mitochondrial DNA diversity in the European wild boar (Sus scrofa). Our final aims were to clarify the influence of present and past climatic co...
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LIPU section will present the preliminary results of a survey carried out between 1959 to 2006 on the White Stork nesting in the districts of Vercelli and Biella. At the same time deposition sites, reproductive trend and territory conservation actions will be underlined.
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In 19 th century the wild boar totally disappeared in northern Italy. Since 1919 a natural Piedmont recolonisation, coming from France, has been started (Bassano et al., 1995). Since then Sus scrofa L. population has been increasing, also for artificial lawful and lawless restocking. In Biella district, a Piedmont province, the first wild boar's da...

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