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Cristina Restuccia
University of Catania
68Publications
19H-index
1,067Citations
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Postharvest Biology and Technology 3.11
D. Aiello8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Catania),
Cristina Restuccia19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Catania)
+ 2 AuthorsGabriella Cirvilleri12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Catania)
Abstract The biocontrol properties of the endophyte Pseudomonas synxantha DLS65 were tested in vitro and in vivo against Monilinia fructicola and Monilinia fructigena , causal agents of postharvest brown rot of stone fruit. P. synxantha cells significantly reduced the mycelial growth of both pathogens on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA), and strongly inhibited the Monilinia fructicola growth on Peach Extract Agar (PEA). Cell-free culture filtrates inhibited the pathogens on PDA and PEA to lesser exten...
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Published on Sep 1, 2019in Food Microbiology 4.09
Rosaria Contarino (University of Catania), Selina Brighina2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Catania)
+ 3 AuthorsCristina Restuccia19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Catania)
Abstract The Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by biocontrol yeast strains which belong to the Wickerhamomyces anomalus , Metschnikowia pulcherrima , Aureobasidium pullulans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae species were identified by solid phase microextraction (SPME) coupled with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). Alcohols (ethyl alcohol, 3-methyl-1-butanol and phenylethyl alcohol) and esters (ethyl acetate and isoamyl acetate) were found to be the main VOCs emitted by the yeast...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Industrial Crops and Products 3.85
Aurelio Scavo1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Catania),
Gaetano Pandino15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Catania)
+ 3 AuthorsGiovanni Mauromicale24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Catania)
Abstract The growth inhibition of bacterial species through bioactive natural compounds is an already consolidated purpose in the scientific community, with the dual aim to reduce environmental and health hazards derived from synthetic products and to manage the increasing diffusion of antimicrobial resistance. Aqueous, methanolic and ethanolic extracts at two different concentrations from cultivated cardoon leaves ( Cynara cardunculus L. var. altilis DC.) were assessed in vitro for antimicrobia...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Postharvest Biology and Technology 3.11
Sara Lombardo17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Catania),
Valeria Rizzo6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Catania)
+ 6 AuthorsGiovanni Mauromicale24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Catania)
Abstract The paper addresses the effect of nitrogen fertilization rate, storage time, packaging film and locust bean gum (LBG)-based edible coating on the quality maintenance of fresh-cut ready-to-fry potato sticks. Quality change was assessed monitoring color and firmness, microbiological parameters and content of bioactive components. Results demonstrate that the highest (280 kg ha −1 ) nitrogen fertilization rate determines rapid color changes, lower firmness and faster microbial (total mesop...
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Food Packaging and Shelf Life
Fabio Licciardello1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Modena and Reggio Emilia),
Samira Kharchoufi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Carthage University)
+ 1 AuthorsCristina Restuccia19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Catania)
Abstract The present study aimed at assessing the potential of edible coatings based on chitosan (Ch) and locust bean gum (LBG) incorporating pomegranate peel extract (PPE) to maintain quality of shrimps during cold storage. Firstly, the study evaluated different PPE concentrations applied to Ch and LBG against Pseudomonas putida in vitro . Then, in vivo trials were carried out on headed and peeled shrimps coated with Ch and LBG incorporating the most effective PPE level, to evaluate the effect ...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Food and Chemical Toxicology 3.98
Rosa Palmeri10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Catania),
Lucia Parafati4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Catania)
+ 1 AuthorsBiagio Fallico19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Catania)
Abstract The research aimed to expand the knowledge on the use of natural bioactive compounds for food preservation. First-crop fruit of prickly pear were subjected to water extraction and evaluated for total polyphenol content, antioxidant activity, in vitro antimicrobial performance against food spoilage and pathogenic bacteria, and betacyanin and betaxanthin content. The extract was then applied by dipping technique to packed sliced beef, to evaluate its effect on physical and chemical parame...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Industrial Crops and Products 3.85
Samira Kharchoufi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Carthage University),
Laura Siracusa11
Estimated H-index: 11
+ 3 AuthorsCristina Restuccia19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Catania)
Abstract The work aimed at optimizing the extraction protocol of ʽGabsi’ pomegranate peel (PP) and evaluating the total phenol content and profile, antioxidant activity and antimicrobial effect of the extracts obtained. Water and methanol as solvents were compared at different peel/solvent ratios; three different temperatures were also compared for the water extraction. Methanol pomegranate peel extract (MPPE) and water extracts (WPPE) were analysed for their DPPH antioxidant activity and polyph...
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Food Microbiology 4.09
Samira Kharchoufi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Carthage University),
Lucia Parafati4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Catania)
+ 4 AuthorsCristina Restuccia19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Catania)
Abstract This study investigated the potential use of two edible coatings, chitosan (CH) and locust bean gum (LBG), which incorporated chemically characterized water pomegranate peel extract (WPPE) or methanol pomegranate peel extract (MPPE) and the biocontrol agent (BCA) Wickerhamomyces anomalus, to control the growth of Penicillium digitatum and to reduce the postharvest decay of oranges. CH and LBG including pomegranate peel extracts (PPEs) at different concentrations were tested in vitro aga...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Lwt - Food Science and Technology 3.13
Valeria Rizzo6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Catania),
Luana Amoroso1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Catania)
+ 7 AuthorsGiovanni Mauromicale24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Catania)
Abstract Selection of suitable raw materials and technologies are essential for the fresh-cut segment, since they represent key factors to be competitive in the modern markets. This study aimed at assessing the suitability of six early potato cultivars, grown in an experimental field, for minimal processing. In particular, the sous vide packaging method, in association with rosemary essential oil (REO), was evaluated as a strategy for the quality preservation of sliced potatoes. Physical, mechan...
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Published on Nov 2, 2017in Journal of Essential Oil Research 1.01
Alessandra La Pergola3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Catania),
Cristina Restuccia19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Catania)
+ 4 AuthorsPompeo Suma8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Catania)
AbstractThe composition of two different Origanum vulgare essential oils (EOs) was analysed by gas chromatography-flame ionization detection (GC-FID) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS); their repellent and antimicrobial effects were evaluated against adults and late-instar larvae of Tribolium confusum and adults of Sitophilus oryzae (Insecta: Coleoptera), Gram-negative and -positive bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus and the p...
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