Patrizia Ricciuti

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BACKGROUND Epidemiology of celiac disease (CD) is increasing. CD mainly presents in early childhood with small intestinal villous atrophy and signs of malabsorption. Compared to healthy individuals, CD patients seemed to be characterized by higher numbers of Gram-negative bacteria and lower numbers Gram-positive bacteria. RESULTS This study aimed at(More)
Driven by growing desertification and increases in the global demand for food, the necessity to adopt sustainable fertilization and crop management systems have greatly increased. In dryland soils, certain crops such as sorghum could provide important advantages. The impact of 3 years of N-fertilization with two rates of compost amendment on the composition(More)
Comprehensive studies of the biodiversity of the microbial epilithic community on monuments may provide critical insights for clarifying factors involved in the colonization processes. We carried out a high-throughput investigation of the communities colonizing the medieval church of San Leonardo di Siponto (Italy) by Illumina-based deep sequencing. The(More)
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