Ulivo alchemy: the bio- and tecno-molecular approach to MAC-Mediterranean aliment culture

Ann Chim. 2003 Jan-Feb;93(1-2):169-80.


Sccoiridoid biophenols, contained in olive drupes, are enzymatically activated to provide a complex mechanism for the biological defence against pathogen attack. Their identification, quantitation and metabolic behaviour are investigated, by HPLC and NMR experiments, for the improvement of olivegrowing and of the production of oil and table olives.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Olea / chemistry*
  • Olive Oil
  • Plant Oils / chemistry*


  • Olive Oil
  • Plant Oils