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Anna Alfani
University of Salerno
171Publications
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#1Alessandro BellinoH-Index: 6
#2Anna AlfaniH-Index: 27
Last.Daniela BaldantoniH-Index: 13
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Abstract Environmental monitoring in sensitive areas is crucial to develop and adapt governance policies. In this context, biomonitoring provides information not only on environmental contamination gradients, but also on the actual pollutant bioavailabilities and, using bioaccumulators, on their possible transfer through the food webs. The spatial distribution of suitable bioaccumulators, however, may limit the effectiveness of biomonitoring. To relieve this constraint, we investigated the usefu...
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Abstract Microbial degradation is the main responsible for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) removal from contaminated soils, and the understanding of this process is pivotal to define effective bioremediation approaches. To evaluate the contribution of several microbial groups in soil anthracene and benzo[a]pyrene degradation, the analysis of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) profiles and machine learning techniques were employed. To this end, PLFAs and PAH concentrations were analysed, alon...
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The effects of long-term soil fertilizations on nutrient and non-essential element concentrations in edible parts of three crops important in human diet were investigated repeating four treatments (biowaste compost, biowaste compost plus mineral nitrogen, mineral NPK, unfertilized control) for seven consecutive years (2007–2014). Fruits of Solanum lycopersicum cv San Marzano collected in 2011 and 2012, bulbs of Allium cepa cv Bianca di Pompei collected in 2012 and 2013, and bulbs of Foeniculum v...
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#1Felicia GrossoH-Index: 2
#2Paola IovienoH-Index: 9
Last.Flavia De NicolaH-Index: 10
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Abstract The effect of plant cover on soil microbial community structure and activity was investigated in forest ecosystems dominated by holm oak (Quercus ilex), Turkey oak (Quercus cerris) and beech (Fagus sylvatica), in two seasons (autumn and early summer). Microbial community structure was investigated by phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) profile and ergosterol determination. Microbial community activity was assessed by fluorescein diacetate hydrolisys, β-glucosidase and cellulase activities. T...
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#1Daniela BaldantoniH-Index: 13
Last.Flavia De NicolaH-Index: 10
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#1Daniela BaldantoniH-Index: 13
#2L. MorraH-Index: 7
Last.Anna AlfaniH-Index: 27
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#1Alessandro BellinoH-Index: 6
#2Anna AlfaniH-Index: 27
Last.Daniela BaldantoniH-Index: 13
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Abstract In order to validate the use of compost in soil PAH bioremediation, the degradation of anthracene and benzo(a)pyrene was monitored in soils artificially contaminated and incubated in mesocosms under controlled conditions. The dynamics observed in compost amended soil were compared to those observed in soil added with a fungal consortium and untreated soil. At the same time, three microbial enzyme activities usually involved in PAH degradation (laccase, o-diphenol oxidase and peroxidase ...
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Concentrations of four heavy metals (HMs) (Cd, Cr, Fe, Pb) and four polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (fluoranthene, phenanthrene, chrysene, benzo[a]pyrene) in Quercus ilex L. leaves collected at the Campania Region (Southern Italy) in previous air biomonitoring studies were employed to (1) test the correspondence with an a priori site subdivision (remote, periurban, and urban) and (2) evaluate long temporal trends of HM (approximately 20 years) and PAH (approximately 10 years) air contami...
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#2Daniela BaldantoniH-Index: 3
Last.Flavia De NicolaH-Index: 10
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