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Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis to evaluate acetic acid bacteria in traditional balsamic vinegar.
Acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are fastidious micro-organisms to isolate and cultivate despite of the great number of growth media available. Moreover, conventional techniques used to study AABExpand
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Diversity of lactic acid bacteria population in ripened Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
The diversity of dominant lactic acid bacteria population in 12 months ripened Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses was investigated by a polyphasic approach including culture-dependent and independentExpand
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Influence of secondary forest succession on plant diversity patterns in a Mediterranean landscape
ABSTRACTAim As a consequence of multiple cycles of deforestation and reforestation,most forest landscapes in Europe consist of a complex mosaic of patches ofdifferent successional ages. Despite theExpand
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Effect of oenological practices on microbial populations using culture-independent techniques.
Sulphur dioxide (SO(2)) addition and yeast inoculation are well-established practices in winemaking for restricting the growth of indigenous yeasts and bacterial populations. The effect of theseExpand
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Anthropogenic drivers of plant diversity: perspective on land use change in a dynamic cultural landscape
Changes in land use are among the forces shaping Earth’s surface. In many industrialized areas, the loss of a traditional state of dynamic equilibrium between traditional management and naturalExpand
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Is floristic quality assessment reliable in human-managed ecosystems?
The Floristic Quality Analysis (FQA) is a method to assess the quality of a flora based on the assignment of scores to plant species and subsequent calculation of indices. This method is widelyExpand
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Molecular assessment of indigenous yeast population from traditional balsamic vinegar
Aims:  To identify and describe the indigenous yeast population involved in traditional balsamic vinegar (TBV) fermentation.
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Effect of fermentation temperature on microbial population evolution using culture-independent and dependent techniques
Abstract The population dynamics of micro-organisms during grape-must fermentation has been thoroughly studied. However, the main approach has relied on microbiological methods based on plating. ThisExpand
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Plant recording across two centuries reveals dramatic changes in species diversity of a Mediterranean archipelago
Although islands are model systems for investigating assembly of biological communities, long-term changes in archipelago communities are not well understood because of the lack of reliable data. ByExpand
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Landscape structure effects on forest plant diversity at local scale: Exploring the role of spatial extent
Abstract Since landscape attributes show different patterns at different spatial extents, it is fundamental to identify how the relation between landscape structure and plant species diversity atExpand
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