Andreas Rossmann

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Analysing the isotope ratio of light elements in human tissue of an unknown person helps to reconstruct the life history with regard to geographical origin and/or typical food supply. In this study the isotope ratios of the bio-elements in hair samples of 111 persons from 13 different countries all over the world were measured with the aim of provenance(More)
The biosynthetic pathway of gallic acid in leaves of Rhus typhina is studied by oxygen isotope ratio mass spectrometry at natural oxygen isotope abundance. The observed delta18O-values of gallic acid indicate an 18O-enrichment of the phenolic oxygen atoms of more than 30 per thousand above that of the leaf water. This enrichment implies biogenetical(More)
The exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced from sucrose by Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis LTH2590 is predominantly composed of fructose. EPS production during sourdough fermentation has the potential to affect rheological properties of the dough as well as the volume, texture, and keepability of bread. Its in situ production by L. sanfranciscensis LTH2590 was(More)
Multielement isotope ratio analysis was checked for its suitability as a means for the discrimination between agricultural products from integrated/conventional or organic production, respectively. Differences were mainly found for delta15N-values. Paprika and tomatoes from organic production in greenhouses showed delta15N-values above+7 per thousand,(More)
The paper discusses the (2)H/(1)H, (18)O/(16)O and (13)C/(12)C ratios of 196 authentic Italian extra-virgin olive oils produced in 3 years on the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic coasts. The (2)H/(1)H and (18)O/(16)O ratios were linearly and positively correlated. The year of production influenced mainly (18)O/(16)O in relation to the amount of rainfall and the(More)
The study focuses on the (2)H/H, (13)C/(12)C, (15)N/(14)N, (18)O/(16)O and (34)S/(32)S values of defatted dry matter (DFDM) and on the (2)H/H, (13)C/(12)C and (18)O/(16)O values of the fat fraction of meat samples from various lamb types reared in seven Italian regions, following different feeding regimes (forage, concentrate, milk). The (13)C/(12)C (r =(More)
The isotope ratio of each of the light elements preserves individual information on the origin and history of organic natural compounds. Therefore, a multi-element isotope ratio analysis is the most efficient means for the origin and authenticity assignment of food, and also for the solution of various problems in ecology, archaeology and criminology. Due(More)
Multi-element (H,C,N,S) stable isotope ratio analysis was tested for its suitability as a means for geographical provenance assignment of lamb meat from several European regions. The defatted dry matter (crude protein fraction) from lamb meat was found to be a suitable probe for "light" element stable isotope ratio analysis. Significant differences were(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize the isotopic composition and protect "Peretta" cows' milk cheese, a typical product of Sardinia, against other cheeses of the same appearance sold under the same name, but made of raw materials from northern Europe. The study was concerned with 3 types of cheese: those produced in local dairies from milk from(More)
H, C, and O stable isotope ratios and the elemental profile of 267 olive oils and 314 surface waters collected from 8 European sites are presented and discussed. The aim of the study was to investigate if olive oils produced in areas with different climatic and geological characteristics could be discriminated on the basis of isotopic and elemental data.(More)