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The effects of carotenoid and food availability on resistance to a naturally occurring parasite (Gyrodactylus turnbulli) in guppies (Poecilia reticulata)
The results obtained suggest that carotenoids strengthen parasite resistance at low levels but either benefit parasites or suppress host immunity at high levels, and emphasize the importance of evaluating the effects of diet on multiple aspects of immune system function. Expand
The first identified winter feeding ground of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) in the Mediterranean Sea
A 14-day boat survey was carried out in the waters surrounding the island of Lampedusa, where fin whales occur at this time of the year, and the information obtained suggests that this area may be an important winter feeding ground for fin whales. Expand
Extraction and purification of arabinoxylan from destarched wheat bran in a pilot scale
Abstract The effects of increasing amounts of sodium hydroxide at a range of temperatures and sodium chlorite at 70°C on the extraction and delignification of arabinoxylan from destarched wheat branExpand
Osmotic dehydrofreezing of strawberries: polyphenolic content, volatile profile and consumer acceptance.
We evaluated dehydrofreezing in strawberries in terms of retention of healthy compounds (i.e. polyphenolics) and sensory qualities for direct consumption in substitution of fresh fruit. DifferentExpand
Diving behavior of the giant devil ray in the Mediterranean Sea
The giant devil ray Mobula mobular is the only mobulid species regularly present in the Mediterranean Sea. The spatial ecology and biology of this species are poorly known, and given its high bycatchExpand
Effect of vacuum impregnation on the phenolic content of Granny Smith and Stark Delicious frozen apple cvv
ABTS•+ test, o-diphenols (spectrophotometric) and HPLC-DAD phenolic content in vacuum impregnated apple slices from Stark Delicious and Granny Smith cvv. were studied. Vacuum impregnation (VI) wasExpand
CZE separation of strawberry anthocyanins with acidic buffer and comparison with HPLC.
The electrophoretic method permitted the separation of the three main anthocyanins of strawberry extracts, namely pelargonidin 3-glucoside (Pg-glu), pelargonids 3-rutinoside and cyanidin3-glue, and these results were compared to those achieved in HPLC, the analytical technique traditionally used for the investigation of anthcyanins in vegetable matrix. Expand
The population of Errina aspera (Hydrozoa: Stylasteridae) of the Messina Strait (Mediterranean Sea)
A study carried out with the aid of a ROV on a horizontal transect 350 m long at a depth comprised between 83 and 105 m where an extremely dense population of this stylasterid E. aspera was recorded and the association with the gastropod ovulid Pedicularia sicula is confirmed. Expand
Effect of frozen storage on the phenolic content of vacuum impregnated Granny Smith and Stark Delicious apple cvv.
The phenolic fraction modification was evaluated in untreated vacuum impregnated frozen apple slices from two varieties (Granny Smith and Stark Delicious) a few days after freezing and after 12Expand
Phenolic content and antioxidant capacity versus consumer acceptance of soaked and vacuum impregnated frozen nectarines
Nectarines (Prunus persica L. cv. Maria Laura) were manually selected, cut in slices and divided into four groups: fresh, untreated frozen, soaked in osmotic solution and subsequently frozen, andExpand