Journal articles

Specialized metabolites: Physiological and biochemical role in stress resistance, strategies to improve their accumulation, and new applications in crop breeding and management

Marone, D.; Mastrangelo, A.M.; Borrelli, G.M.; Mores, A.; Laidò, G.; Russo, M.A.; Ficco, D.B.M.; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 172 (2022) 48–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2021.12.037

Does Plant Breeding for Antioxidant-Rich Foods Have an Impact on Human Health?

Bassolino, L.; Petroni, K.; Polito, A.; Marinelli, A.; Azzini, E.; Ferrari, M.; Ficco, D.B.M.; Mazzucotelli, E.; Tondelli, A.; Fricano, A.; Paris, R.; García-Robles, I.; Rausell, C.; Real, M.D.; Pozzi, C.M.; Mandolino, G.; Habyarimana, E.; Cattivelli, L. 2022 Antioxidants, 11, 794. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox11040794

Life Cycle Environmental Impacts and Health Effects of Protein-Rich Food as Meat Alternatives: A Review

Cellura, M., Cusenza, M.A., Longo, S., Luu, L.Q. and Skurk, T., 2022. Sustainability14(2), p.979.  https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020979

Influence of Climate Change on Metabolism and Biological Characteristics in Perennial Woody Fruit Crops in the Mediterranean Environment

Medda, S., Fadda, A., Mulas, M., 2022. Horticulturae8(4), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8040273

Innovative and Sustainable Technologies to Enhance the Oxidative Stability of Vegetable Oils

Fadda, A., Sanna, D., Sakar, E.H., Gharby, S., Mulas, M., Medda, S., Yesilcubuk, N.S., Karaca, A.C., Gozukirmizi, C.K., Lucarini, M. and Lombardi-Boccia, G., 2022. Sustainability14(2), p.849.. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020849

Antimicrobial multi-component lipid-based nanoemulsion of Eucalyptus globulus and Mentha piperita as natural preservative

Fathi, F.; Ebrahimi, S. N.; Salehi, P.; Safari, A.; Shahsavari, Z.; Hadian, J.; Carlos Matos, L. C.; Alves, R. C.; Oliveira, M. B. P. P. 2021. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology https://doi.org/10.1080/01932691.2021.2021087

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01932691.2021.2021087

Exploring Gunnera tinctoria: From Nutritional and Anti-Tumoral Properties to Phytosome Development Following Structural Arrangement Based on Molecular Docking.

Fathi, F.; Samad N. Ebrahimi, S. N.; Valadão, A. I. G.; Andrade, N.; Costa, A. S. G.; Silva, C.; Fathi, A.; Salehi, P.; Fátima Martel, F.; Alves, R. C.; Oliveira, M. B. P. P. 2021. Molecules 26, 5935. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26195935

Source in open access: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/19/5935

Formulation of Nano/Micro-Carriers Loaded with an Enriched Extract of Coffee Silverskin: Physicochemical Properties, in vitro Release Mechanism and In Silico Molecular Modeling.

Fathi, F.; Samad N. Ebrahimi, S. N.; João A. V. Prior, J. A. V.; Machado, S. M. L.; Kouchaksaraee, R. M.; Oliveira, M. B. P. P.; Alves, R. C., 2022. Pharmaceutics 14, 112. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics14010112

Source in open access: https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4923/14/1/112

The Promotions of Sustainable Lunch Meals in School Feeding Programs: The Case of Italy

Rossi Laura; Ferrari Marika; Martone Deborah; Benvenuti Luca; De Santis Alberto. 2021. Nutrients 13, no. 5: 1571. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051571

Source in open access: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1571

Un Network dinamico per affrontare le nuove sfide del sistema alimentare

Pacifico Daniela, Ficco Donatella, De Vita Pasquale Pasta e Pastai Maggio 2021, 180, 2-3

A Metafrontier Analysis on the Performance of Grain-Producing Regions in Norway

Alem, H., 2021. Economies9(1), 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies9010010

Effect of Sowing Date on Bioactive Compounds and Grain Morphology of Three Pigmented Cereal Species

Beleggia, R., Ficco, D., Nigro, F.M., Giovanniello, V., Colecchia, S.A., Pecorella, I. and De Vita, P., 2021. Agronomy11(3), p.591. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030591

Machine learning models based on remote and proximal sensing as potential methods for in-season biomass yields prediction in commercial sorghum fields. 

Habyarimana, E. and Baloch, F.S., 2021. PloS one16(3), p.e0249136. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249136

Performance of the Norwegian dairy farms: A dynamic stochastic approach

Alem, H., 2020. Research in Economics74(3), 263-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rie.2020.07.006

Economic performance among Norwegian crop farms accounting for farm management and socio-economic factors

Alem, H., 2020. International Journal of Business Performance Management21(4), 417-436. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBPM.2020.110825

The Global Durum wheat Panel (GDP): an international platform to identify and exchange beneficial alleles

Mazzucotelli, E., Sciara, G., Mastrangelo, A.M., Desiderio, F., Xu, S.S., Faris, J., Hayden, M.J., Tricker, P.J., Ozkan, H., Echenique, V. and Steffenson, B.J., 2020. Frontiers in plant science11.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.569905

Genome-Wide Association Study for Biomass Related Traits in a Panel of Sorghum bicolor and S. bicolor× S. halepense Populations. 

Habyarimana, E., De Franceschi, P., Ercisli, S., Baloch, F.S. and Dall’Agata, M., 2020. Frontiers in Plant Science11, 1796. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.551305

Control of postharvest diseases caused by Penicillium spp. with myrtle leaf phenolic extracts: in vitro and in vivo study on mandarin fruit during storage.

Fadda A., Sarais G., Lai C., Sale L., Mulas M., 2021. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 101, 4229-4240. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jsfa.11062

Expression of Structural Flavonoid Biosynthesis Genes in Dark-Blue and White Myrtle Berries (Myrtus communis L.).

Medda S., Sanchez-Ballesta M.T., Romero I., Dessena L., Mulas M., 2021. Plants, 10: 316. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10020316

Quantification of Total Phenols, Tannins, Anthocyanins Content in Myrtus communis L. and Antioxidant Activity Evaluation in Function of Plant Development Stages and Altitude of Origin Site

Medda S., Fadda A., Dessena L., Mulas M., 2021. Agronomy, 11(6), 1059. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11061059

Climate change impacts on the Alpine, Continental and Mediterranean
grassland systems of Italy: A review

Dibari C., Pulina A., Argenti G., Aglietti C., Bindi M., Moriondo M., Mula L., Pasqui M., Seddaiu G., Roggero P.P., 2021 Italian Journal of Agronomy, 16:1843

An Italian Case Study for Assessing Nutrient Intake through Nutrition-Related Mobile Apps

Mistura, L.; Comendador Azcarraga, F.J.; D’Addezio, L.; Martone, D.; Turrini, A., 2021 Nutrients 13, 3073. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093073 https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/9/3073/htm  

Fruit Quality Characters of Myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) Selections: Review of a Domestication Process.

Medda, S.; Mulas, M., 2021 Sustainability, 13(16): 8785. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13168785

Occurrence of pesticides and environmental contaminants in vineyards: Case study of Portuguese grapevine canes.

Dorosh, O., Fernandes, V. C., Moreira, M. M., & Delerue-Matos, C., 2021. The Science of the total environment, 791, 148395. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148395

Validation and Evaluation of Selected Organic Pollutants in Shrimp and Seawater Samples from the NW Portuguese Coast

Silva, A., Rodrigues, C., Garcia-Oliveira, P., Lourenço-Lopes, C., Silva, S. A., Garcia-Perez, P., Carvalho, A. P., Domingues, V. F., Barroso, M. F., Delerue-Matos, C., Simal-Gandara, J., & Prieto, M. A., 2021. Foods, 10(8), 1915https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26195774

Salicornia ramosissima Bioactive Composition and Safety: Eco-Friendly Extractions Approach (Microwave-Assisted Extraction vs. Conventional Maceration).

Silva, A. M., Lago, J. P., Pinto, D., Moreira, M. M., Grosso, C., Cruz Fernandes, V., Delerue-Matos, C., & Rodrigues, F., 2021. Applied Sciences, 11(11), 4744. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11114744

Bioactive Lipids of Seaweeds from the Portuguese North Coast: Health Benefits versus Potential Contamination.

Soares, C., Sousa, S., Machado, S., Vieira, E., Carvalho, A. P., Ramalhosa, M. J., Morais, S., Correia, M., Oliva-Teles, T., Domingues, V. F., & Delerue-Matos, C., 2021. Foods, 10(6), 1366. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10061366

Vitamin d-fortified bread: Systematic review of fortification approaches and clinical studies.

Souza, S. V. S., Borges, N., & Vieira, E. F., 2022. Food Chem, 372, 131325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.131325

New insights of phytochemical profile and in vitro antioxidant and neuroprotective activities from optimized extract of Horned Melon fruit.

Vieira, E. F., Podlasiak, M., Moreira, M. M., Grosso, C., Rodrigues, F., Fernandes, V. C., & Delerue-Matos, C., 2022. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11694-022-01307-3

Effects of biochar on berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrinum, L.) growth and heavy metal (Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn) accumulation.

Pescatore, A., Grassi, C., Rizzo, A.M., Orlandini, S., Napoli, M., 2022. Chemosphere, 287, 131986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131986

Making a Sustainable Diet Acceptable: An Emerging Programming Model With Applications to Schools and Nursing Homes Menus

Benvenuti, L., De Santis, A., 2020. Frontiers in Nature. 0.3389/fnut.2020.562833

Multi-indicator design and assessment of sustainable diet plans

Benvenuti, L., De Santis, A., Cacchione, P., 2021. Journal of Cleaner Production. 313, 127699. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127699