Franca Tommasi
University of Bari
GerminationEnvironmental chemistryReductaseHorticulturePeroxidaseGlutathione reductaseEnzymeChemistryOxidative stressAntioxidantGinkgo bilobaDehydroascorbic acidLipid peroxidationRare earthAscorbic acidLemna minorOxidase testReactive oxygen speciesGlutathioneBiosynthesisBiochemistryBotanyBiology
Publications 86
#1Franca TommasiH-Index: 19
#2Philippe J. Thomas (Carleton University)H-Index: 14
Last. Marco Trifuoggi (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 22
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Rare earth elements (REEs) are key constituents of modern technology and play important roles in various chemical and industrial applications. They also are increasingly used in agricultural and zootechnical applications, such as fertilizers and feed additives. Early applications of REEs in agriculture have originated in China over the past several decades with the objective of increasing crop productivity and improving livestock yield (e.g., egg production or piglet growth). Outside China, REE ...
Abstract null null Significant release of rare earth elements (REEs) into the environment is mainly due to active or abandoned mining sites, but their presence is globally increasing due to their use in several industrial sectors. The effects on primary producers as Raphidocelis subcapitata are still limited. This research focused on La and Ce as the two most widespread REEs that can be currently found up to hundreds of μg/L in water and wastewater. Microalgae were exposed to La and Ce for 3 day...
#1Philippe J. Thomas (Carleton University)H-Index: 14
#2Genevieve A. Perono (McMaster University)H-Index: 3
Last. Daniel Mark LyonsH-Index: 18
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Abstract The pervasive spread of microplastics (MPs) and nanoplastics (NPs) has raised significant concerns on their toxicity in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. These polymer-based materials have implications for plants, wildlife and human health, threatening food chain integrity and ultimate ecosystem resilience. An extensive – and growing – body of literature is available on MP- and NP-associated effects, including in a number of aquatic biota, with as yet limited reports in terrest...
#1Alessandra Villani (University of Bari)H-Index: 1
#2Franca Tommasi (University of Bari)H-Index: 19
Last. Costantino Paciolla (University of Bari)H-Index: 11
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Verticillium wilt, caused by the fungal pathogen Verticillium dahliae, is the most severe disease that threatens artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) plants. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) may represent a useful biological control strategy against this pathogen attack, replacing chemical compounds that, up to now, have been not very effective. In this study, we evaluated the effect of the AMF Glomus viscosum Nicolson in enhancing the plant tolerance towards the pathogen V. dahliae. The role of the...
#1Antonietta Siciliano (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 21
#2Marco Guida (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 34
Last. Giovanni Libralato (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 28
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Abstract The alteration of rare earth elements (REEs) biogeochemical cycles has increased the potential effects related to their environmental exposure in a one-health perspective. Cerium (Ce), gadolinium (Gd), lanthanum (La), and neodymium (Nd) are frequently related to technological applications and their environmental concentrations are already in the μg/kg – mg/kg (i.e., or L) range depending on the considered matrices. The effect of Ce, Gd, La, and Nd was investigated in a simulated AMD (0....
#1Benedetta Margiotta (National Research Council)H-Index: 12
#2G. Colaprico (National Research Council)H-Index: 8
Last. Valeria Tomaselli (University of Bari)
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Three Apulian (SE Italy) coastal sites, Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo (T), Punta della Contessa Salt Pans (S) and the La Vela Swamp (P), characterised by sandy shores and salt marshes recognise...
#1Giovanni BrunoH-Index: 49
Last. Franca TommasiH-Index: 19
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This study investigated some physiological features in a 20-year-old ‘Italia’ vineyard cropped in Apulia, Italy. Five vines with brown-wood-streaking associated to Phaeoacremonium minimum (sin. Pm. aleophilum) and Phaeomoniella chlamydospora (BWSV), five with brown-wood-streaking and white-rot caused by Fomitiporia mediterranea (BWSWRV) and five healthy vines (HV) were surveyed. Bleeding xylem sap (BXS) collected at bud-break, symptomless and symptomatic leaves taken during stretched-out leaves,...
#1Giovanni BrunoH-Index: 49
#2Samer SermaniH-Index: 2
Last. Franca TommasiH-Index: 19
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Abstract The effects of two purified fractions (formerly D-SXM and ND-SXM) produced in vitro by defoliating (Vd312D) and non-defoliating (Vd315ND) strains of Verticillium dahliae were studied on twigs of Olea europaea cvs Frantoio and Leccino. Symptoms, such as leaf curling, yellowing, and defoliation, which are observed on the two cultivars naturally affected by Verticillium wilt, were produced by these fractions. Physiological changes were induced during the first seven days after the absorpti...
#1Ezio Ranieri (University of Bari)H-Index: 21
#2Konstantinos Moustakas (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 1
Last. Franca Tommasi (University of Bari)H-Index: 19
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Mercury and chromium represent two important elements of environmental concern and with a strong impact on human health. Several technologies are available to clean up the environment from these kinds of contaminants, but most of them are costly and difficult to use to get optimum results. Currently, phytoextraction is an effective and affordable technological solution used to extract or remove metals from contaminated soil and water by the use of plants as tools. This technology is environment‐...
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