Bioecopest has developed a proprietary platform dedicated to testing and studying entomopathogenic microbials (bacteria, fungi, nematodes) and has its own collection of strains with potential for pest management.

In line with the ongoing business investment plan, the implementation of laboratories with GLP accreditation  is underway.


List of scientific pubblications (in collaboration with University of Sassari, Italy):

Ruiu Luca, Virdis Barbara, Mura Maria Elena, Floris Ignazio, Satta Alberto,Tarasco Eustachio (2017). Oral insecticidal activity of new bacterial isolates against insects in two orders. BIOCONTROL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, p. 1-17, ISSN: 0958-3157, doi:10.1080/09583157.2017.1355964

Mura Maria Elena, Ruiu Luca (2017). Brevibacillus laterosporus pathogenesis and local immune response regulation in the house fly midgut. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, vol. 145, p. 55-61, ISSN: 0022-2011, doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2017.03.009

Marche Maria Giovanna, Mura Maria Elena, Falchi Giovanni, Ruiu Luca (2017). Spore surface proteins of Brevibacillus laterosporus are involved in insect pathogenesis. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol. 7, ISSN: 2045-2322, doi: 10.1038/srep43805

Camiolo Salvatore, Porceddu Andrea, Ruiu Luca (2017). Genome sequence of Brevibacillus laterosporus UNISS 18, a pathogen of mosquitoes and flies. GENOME ANNOUNCEMENTS, vol. 5, ISSN: 2169-8287, doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00419-17

Marche Maria Giovanna, Mura Maria Elena, Ruiu Luca (2016). Brevibacillus laterosporus inside the insect body: Beneficial resident or pathogenic outsider?. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, vol. 137, p. 58-61, ISSN: 0022-2011, doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2016.05.002

Contarini M, Ruiu L, Pilarska D, Luciano P (2016). Different susceptibility of indigenous populations of Lymantria dispar to the exotic entomopathogen Entomophaga maimaiga. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 140, p. 317-321, ISSN: 1439-0418, doi: 10.1111/jen.12267

Foxi Cipriano, Delrio Gavino, Falchi Giovanni, Marche Maria Giovanna, Satta Giuseppe, Ruiu Luca (2016). Role of different Culicoides vectors (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in bluetongue virus transmission and overwintering in Sardinia (Italy). PARASITES & VECTORS, vol. 9, p. 1-13, ISSN: 1756-3305, doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1733-9

Contarini M, RUIU L, Pilarska D, Luciano P (2015). Potential impact of Entomophaga maimaiga Humber, Shimazu, and Soper (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae) on the lepidopteran fauna inhabiting cork forests in Sardinia (Italy). REDIA, vol. 48, p. 93-97, ISSN: 0370-4327

Falchi G, Marche MG, Mura ME, Ruiu L (2015). Hydrophobins from aerial conidia of Beauveria bassiana interfere with Ceratitis capitata oviposition behavior. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, vol. 81, p. 37-43, ISSN: 1049-9644, doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2014.11.005

RUIU L (2015). Insect Pathogenic Bacteria in Integrated Pest Management. INSECTS, vol. 6, p. 352-367, ISSN: 2075-4450, doi: 10.3390/insects6020352

Ruiu L, Falchi G, Floris I, Marche MG, Mura ME, Satta A (2015). Pathogenicity and characterization of a novel Bacillus cereus sensu lato isolate toxic to the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata Wied. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, vol. 126, p. 71-77, ISSN: 0022-2011, doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2015.01.010

Ruiu L, Satta A, Floris I (2014). Administration of Brevibacillus laterosporus spores as a poultry feed additive to inhibit house fly development in feces: A new eco-sustainable concept. POULTRY SCIENCE, vol. 93, p. 519-526, ISSN: 0032-5791, doi: 10.3382/ps.2013-03418

RUIU L (2013). Brevibacillus laterosporus, a Pathogen of Invertebrates and a Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Species. INSECTS, vol. 4, p. 476-492, ISSN: 2075-4450, doi: 10.3390/insects4030476

Ruiu L, Satta A, Floris I (2013). Emerging entomopathogenic bacteria for insect pest management. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, vol. 66, p. 181-186, ISSN: 1721-8861

Ruiu L, Mannu R, Falchi G, Braggio A, Luciano P (2013). Evaluation of different Bacillus thuringiensis sv kurstaki formulations against Lymantria dispar and Malacosoma neustria larvae infesting Quercus suber trees. REDIA, vol. 96, p. 27-31, ISSN: 0370-4327

Satta A, Verdinelli M, Ruiu L, Buffa F, Salis S, Sassu A, Floris I (2012). Combination of beehive matrices analysis and ant biodiversity to study heavy metal pollution impact in a post-mining area (Sardinia, Italy). ENVIRONMETAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, vol. 19, p. 3977-3988, ISSN: 1614-7499, doi: 10.1007/s11356-012-0921-1

Ruiu L, Satta A, Floris I (2012). Observations on house fly larvae midgut ultrastructure after Brevibacillus laterosporus ingestion. JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, vol. 111, p. 211-216, ISSN: 0022-2011, doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2012.08.005

RUIU L, SATTA A, FLORIS I (2011). Comparative applications of azadirachtin and Brevibacillus laterosporus based formulations for house fly management experiments in dairy farms. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 48, p. 345-350, ISSN: 0022-2585, doi: DOI: 10.1603/ME09299

RUIU L, SATTA A, FLORIS I (2008). Immature house fly (Musca domestica) control in breeding sites with a new Brevibacillus laterosporus formulation. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 37, p. 505-509, ISSN: 0046-225X, doi: 10.1603/0046-225X(2008)37[505:IHFMDC]2.0.CO;2

RUIU L, SATTA A, FLORIS I (2008). Effects of an azadirachtin-based formulation on the non-target muscoid fly parasitoid Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, vol. 47, p. 66-70, ISSN: 1049-9644, doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2008.06.013

RUIU L, SATTA A, FLORIS I (2007). Susceptibility of the house fly pupal parasitoid Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) to the entomopathogenic bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis and Brevibacillus laterosporus. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, vol. 43, p. 188-194, ISSN: 1049-9644, doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2007.08.005

RUIU L, FLORIS I, SATTA A, ELLAR D.J (2007). Toxicity of a Brevibacillus laterosporus strain lacking parasporal crystals against Musca domestica and Aedes aegypti. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, vol. 43, p. 136-143, ISSN: 1049-9644, doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2007.07.002

RUIU L., DELRIO G., ELLAR D.J., FLORIS I, PAGLIETTA B., RUBINO S., SATTA A. (2006). Lethal and sublethal effects of Brevibacillus laterosporus on the housefly (Musca domestica). ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, vol. 118, p. 137-144, ISSN: 0013-8703, doi: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2006.00370.x