Manuela Casale

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Among the 19 non-native species of marine invertebrates which have invaded the Venice Lagoon and have established populations, Ruditapes philippinarum, deliberately introduced in 1983, is surely the most successful species. According to the hypothesis that alien species invasion could be favoured by an altered ecological, chemical or physical state of the(More)
Artemisia umbelliformis Lam. (syn. A. mutellina Vill., A. laxa (L.) Fritsch) is an herbaceous alpine plant belonging to the Asteraceae family, and most commonly growing in the wild at altitudes between 2,000 and 3,700 m a.s.l. Its flowers are used for the production of an alcohol-based infusion called genepì in Italian and génépi in French. Uncontrolled(More)
Artemisia umbelliformis, commonly known as "white génépi", is characterized by a volatile fraction rich in α- and β-thujones, two monoterpenoids; under European Union (EU) regulations these are limited to 35 mg/L in Artemisia-based beverages because of their recognized activity on the human central nervous system. This study reports the results of an(More)
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