Giuseppe Concheri

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To gain further insight into the macromolecular behaviour of humic substances we treated a humic material with simple organic compounds and followed the change in molecular size distribution. Monocarboxylic, dicarboxylic, and tricarboxylic acids shifted the humic absorbance from high to low molecular sizes in size exclusion chromatograms. Mineral acids,(More)
In order to study the different soil organic matter mobilisation by agrarian (Zea mais: cultivars Paolo and Sandek) and forest (Picea abies Karst. and Pinus sylvestris L.) root exudates, three different soils (Dystric Spodic Cambisol--S1, Haplic Luvisol--S2 and Calcaric Cambisol--S3) have been considered. Treating the soils with water (control) or plant(More)
The influences on soil chemical and microbial properties of parent material, north south aspect and time measured as stand age were investigated in six spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) forests located in the alpine range of Northern Italy. Soil samples from A horizons were analysed for humic substances and in parallel Amplified Ribosomal DNA Restriction(More)
This paper describes the accumulation pattern of 42 mineral elements in Vitis vinifera L. berries during development and ripening and their distribution in berry skin, seeds, and flesh around harvest time. Grape berries were sampled in two different vineyards with alkaline soil and analyzed using a ICP-MS. Although elemental amounts were significantly(More)
BACKGROUND The scientific contribution to the solution of crime cases, or throughout the consequent forensic trials, is a crucial aspect of the justice system. The possibility to extract meaningful information from trace amounts of samples, and to match and validate evidences with robust and unambiguous statistical tests, are the key points of such process.(More)
Tree colonization and feeding activity of the invasive wood-borer Asian longhorn beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), an Asian pest introduced into North America and Europe, was studied in a newly invaded area in Italy. The hypothesis being tested was that the reproductive success of the insect depend on habitat type and tree suitability. Adult beetles were(More)
Hedysarum coronarium (sulla) is a legume native to the Mediterranean basin, known for its broad tolerance to various environmental stresses, and its ability to thrive without signs of chlorosis when growing in arid and alkaline soils up to pH 9.6. A unique but poorly known morphological feature of its root system is the production of “shovels”, modified(More)
Leaf explants of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia were compared in cultures supplemented with hormones or humic substances (extracted from faeces of Allolobophora caliginosa) of various molecular complexity and concentration. The results showed that the humic substances (F1, F2, and T) at the concentration of 1 mg C l-1 produced greater leaf explants than those(More)
Carrot cells were grown in cultures supplemented with two hormones [2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 6-benzylaminopurine (6BAP)] and two humic fractions extracted from earthworm faeces, one with high acidity and a low apparent molecular size (<3500) and the other with low acidity and a large molecular size. 2,4-D stimulated growth through an(More)
The analysis of environmental microbial communities has largely relied on a PCR-dependent amplification of genes entailing species identity as 16S rRNA. This approach is susceptible to biases depending on the level of primer matching in different species. Moreover, possible yet-to-discover taxa whose rRNA could differ enough from known ones would not be(More)