Jessica Scalzo

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OBJECTIVE We wanted to determine the total antioxidant capacity (6-hydroxy-2,5,7,8-tetramethylchromane-2-carboxylic acid equivalent antioxidant assay; TEAC) of different species and cultivars (strawberry and apple) and to characterize the TEAC among fruits of the same varieties (peach and apricot) but grafted on different rootstocks. METHODS The study was(More)
The nutritional value of fruit has been widely studied and is demanded by consumers, especially for protection against cardiovascular disorder, cancer and other diseases, as well as for general health benefits. These benefits can also be ascribed to the total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of fruit. Fruit nutritional quality can be described by a standard(More)
Breeding and biotechnological approaches are currently used to increase the content of specific bioactive components of plants, but the manipulation of plant metabolism is still not easy to address. There is an increasing awareness that multiple genetic and environmental factors affect production and accumulation of bioactive compounds, but these factors(More)
BACKGROUND Parthenocarpic tomato lines transgenic for the DefH9-RI-iaaM gene have been cultivated under open field conditions to address some aspects of the equivalence of genetically modified (GM) fruit in comparison to controls (non-GM). RESULTS Under open field cultivation conditions, two tomato lines (UC 82) transgenic for the DefH9-RI-iaaM gene(More)
It has been stated in the recent literature that the lead content of N2 endodontic filling material poses a hazard of lead otxicity to the patient. No clinical evidence in humans was offered in support of the statements. In the studies here reported, it was determined that endodontic fillings of RC2B, A U.S. variant of the N2 material, contain, per(More)
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