Ovidiu Popa

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Squalene is a natural dehydrotriterpenic hydrocarbon (C30H50) with six double bonds, known as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of phytosterol or cholesterol in plants or animals. We have briefly reviewed the natural sources for squalene and focused on the main methods and techniques to obtain and to determine it. Some of its applications in different(More)
Few papers investigated the electrical properties of interlevel high temperature oxides low pressure chemically vapour deposited (LPCVD HTO) Si02. Silicon dioxide obtained by the surface reaction between SiH,Cl, and N,O at 900°C on LPCVD polysilicon shows lower electrical conductivity in comparison to SiO, thermally grown on polysilicon. It was demonstrated(More)
The latest world trends in scientific research are directed towards the production and application of secondary metabolites. The plant of the genus Capsicum produces a fruit (chilli pepper) with unique bioactive compounds. Pepper fruits are a rich source of metabolites with potential health-promoting properties, for example carotenoids (provitamin A),(More)
Antarctic ice-free inland sites provide a unique perspective on the strategies coevolving organisms have developed for survival at the limits of life. Here, we provide the first combined description of the ecological and genetic diversity of lichen photobionts colonising an isolated Antarctic inland site, Coal Nunatak, on south-east Alexander Island(More)
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