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Marginal agricultural land low-input systems for biomass production
Cossel, Moritz Von ; Lewandowski, Iris ; Elbersen, Berien ; Staritsky, Igor ; Eupen, Michiel Van; Iqbal, Yasir ; Mantel, Stefan ; Scordia, Danilo ; Testa, Giorgio ; Cosentino, Salvatore Luciano ; Maliarenko, Oksana ; Eleftheriadis, Ioannis ; Zanetti, Federica ; Monti, Andrea ; Lazdina, Dagnija ; Neimane, Santa ; Lamy, Isabelle ; Ciadamidaro, Lisa ; Sanz, Marina ; Carrasco, Juan Esteban ; Ciria, Pilar ; McCallum, Ian ; Trindade, Luisa M. ; Loo, Eibertus N. Van; Elbersen, Wolter ; Fernando, Ana Luisa ; Papazoglou, Eleni G. ; Alexopoulou, Efthymia - \ 2019
Energies 12 (2019)16. - ISSN 1996-1073
Bio-based industry - Bioeconomy - Bioenergy - Biomass - Industrial crop - Low-input agriculture - MALLIS - Marginal land - Perennial crop - Sustainable agriculture

This study deals with approaches for a social-ecological friendly European bioeconomy based on biomass from industrial crops cultivated on marginal agricultural land. The selected crops to be investigated are: Biomass sorghum, camelina, cardoon, castor, crambe, Ethiopian mustard, giant reed, hemp, lupin, miscanthus, pennycress, poplar, reed canary grass, safflower, Siberian elm, switchgrass, tall wheatgrass, wild sugarcane, and willow. The research question focused on the overall crop growth suitability under low-input management. The study assessed: (i) How the growth suitability of industrial crops can be defined under the given natural constraints of European marginal agricultural lands; and (ii) which agricultural practices are required for marginal agricultural land low-input systems (MALLIS). For the growth-suitability analysis, available thresholds and growth requirements of the selected industrial crops were defined. The marginal agricultural land was categorized according to the agro-ecological zone (AEZ) concept in combination with the marginality constraints, so-called 'marginal agro-ecological zones' (M-AEZ). It was found that both large marginal agricultural areas and numerous agricultural practices are available for industrial crop cultivation on European marginal agricultural lands. These results help to further describe the suitability of industrial crops for the development of social-ecologically friendly MALLIS in Europe.

The Metabolomics Society—Current State of the Membership and Future Directions
Zanetti, Krista A. ; Hall, R.D. ; Griffin, J.L. ; Putri, Sastia ; Salek, Reza M. ; Styczynski, Mark P. ; Tugizimana, Fidele ; Hooft, J.J.J. van der - \ 2019
Metabolites 9 (2019). - ISSN 2218-1989
Metabolomics Society; membership; metabolomics; survey
Background: In 2017, the Metabolomics Society conducted a survey among its members to assess the degree of its current success, define opportunities for improving its service to the community and make plans to establish future goals and direction of the Society. Methods: A 32-question online survey was sent via e-mail to all Metabolomics Society members as of 19 June 2017 (n = 644).
In addition to the direct e-mails, the link to access the survey was made available through social media. The survey was open until 10 August 2017. Question-specific data were reported using the summary data generated by SurveyMonkey and additional stratified analyses performed using Stata 15. Results: The number of respondents was 394 (61%) with 348 (88%) completing the multiple-choice questions in survey. Metabolomics Society annual meetings, networking and the opportunity to join the global metabolomics community were among the most important benefits expressed by the Metabolomics
Society members. Conclusions: The survey collected the first data focusing on membership issues from Society members. The Society should focus on collecting and monitoring of demographic data during the membership registration process; continuing to support the early-career members of
the Society; and developing initiatives that focus on member networking to retain and increase Society membership.
Agronomic performance and seed quality attributes of Camelina (Camelina sativa L. crantz) in multi-environment trials across Europe and Canada
Zanetti, Federica ; Eynck, Christina ; Christou, Myrsini ; Krzyzaniak, Michal ; Righini, Daria ; Alexopoulou, Efthimia ; Stolarski, Mariusz J. ; Loo, Eibertus N. van; Puttick, Debbie ; Monti, Andrea - \ 2017
Industrial Crops and Products 107 (2017). - ISSN 0926-6690 - p. 602 - 608.
Eicosenoic acid - Oil - Oil yield - Oilseed - Protein - TKW - α-linolenic acid

Camelina (Camelina sativa L. Crantz) is considered a relatively new oilseed Brassicacea in both Europe and North America, even though its history as a crop dates back to the Bronze Age. Camelina has recently received renewed interest from both the scientific community and bio-based industries around the world. The main attractive features of this species are: drought and frost tolerance, disease and pest resistance, a unique seed oil composition with high levels of n-3 fatty acids, a considerably high seed oil content, and satisfactory seed yields, in particular under low-input management and in limiting environments. Aiming at evaluating the feasible introduction of recently released camelina breeding lines under different environmental conditions and their productive potential a multi-location trial was set up. The agronomic performance of nine improved genotypes of camelina was evaluated in a wide range of environments in Europe (Greece, Italy, Poland) and in five locations across Canada, in two consecutive growing seasons (2015 and 2016). Sowing time was optimized for each location according to the different climatic conditions. Camelina proved to be a highly adaptable species, reaching seed yields of about 1MgDMha-1 under the most limiting conditions (i.e., low precipitation, poor soil quality, extremely high temperature at flowering). Growing environments characterized by mild temperatures and adequate rainfall (>170mm, during the growing season) resulted in higher average seed yields. The length of the growing cycle varied greatly between different locations (80-110d), but the cumulative thermal time was quite stable (∼1200 GDD, growing degree days). The advanced breeding line 787-08, which possesses up to 30% larger seed compared to the mean seed size of all other test entries, proved to be the most promising genotype across all locations in Europe and Canada, combining high seed yields (1.1-2.7MgDMha-1) with improved yield stability. To the best of our knowledge, for the first time, camelina lines with improved oil composition (i.e., increased oleic and α-linolenic and lower linoleic acid contents) for feed, food and industrial applications were identified (789-02 and 887).

Camelina & crambe: Underutilized oil crops with new perspectives for Europe
Christou, M. ; Alexopoulou, E. ; Zanetti, F. ; Girolamo, G. Di; Righini, D. ; Monti, A. ; Stolarski, M. ; Krzyżaniak, M. ; Loo, E.N. Van; Eynck, C. ; Grushcow, J. - \ 2016
European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings 2016 (2016)24thEUBCE. - ISSN 2282-5819 - p. 147 - 150.
Oil crops - Oleochemicals

The on-going EU-funded project ‘COSMOS - Camelina & crambe Oil crops as Sources for Mediumchain Oils for Specialty oleochemicals’ aims to turn two underutilized crops, camelina and crambe, into profitable, sustainable, multipurpose, non-GMO European oil crops for the production of oleochemicals. These crops do not compete with food crops in terms of agricultural lands as they can grow on less fertile soils, under low inputs (water, nitrogen, pesticides etc.). Presently, the cultivation of these oil crops is not at a commercial scale in Europe, while the majority of published data on camelina derived from trials performed mainly in the USA. From preliminary research in previous and on-going projects (ICON, EUROBIOREF, ITAKA, COSMOS) these crops emerged as ideal candidates for larger-scale development in Europe. Several field trials comparing a high number of genotypes were established across Europe (Greece, Italy, Poland and The Netherlands) aiming at identifying the most promising ones in terms of seed and oil yields and their quality. From the first results crambe and camelina showed good adaptation in all field trials. Camelina showed better adaptability to differentiate environments demonstrating more stable yields than crambe across locations. In northern environments (i.e., Poland and north Italy) crambe yield was double than in Greece; for southern environments, characterized by mild winter, the anticipation of sowing to fall/winter could be a feasible option to increase crambe yields.

Corrigendum to "Estimating the cost of different strategies for measuring farmland biodiversity: Evidence from a Europe-wide field evaluation"
Targetti, S. ; Herzog, F. ; Geijzendorffer, I.R. ; Wolfrum, S. ; Arndorfer, M. ; Balàzs, K. ; Choisis, J.P. ; Dennis, P. ; Eiter, S. ; Fjellstad, W. ; Friedel, J.K. ; Jeanneret, P. ; Jongman, R.H.G. ; Kainz, M. ; Luescher, G. ; Moreno, G. ; Zanetti, T. ; Sarthou, J.P. ; Stoyanova, S. ; Wiley, D. ; Paoletti, M.G. ; Viaggi, D. - \ 2015
Ecological Indicators 48 (2015). - ISSN 1470-160X - p. 728 - 728.
HYDRO – Climate and Water Cycle at the Basin Scale - Chapter 2
Fowler, H.J. ; Gutierrez, A. ; Marani, M. ; Blenkinsop, S. ; Burton, A. ; Stollsteiner, P. ; Brouyere, S. ; Goderniaux, P. ; Vliet, M.T.H. van; Zanetti, S. ; Girard, J.F. ; Dautrebande, S. ; Baes, D. ; Mouvet, C. ; Baran, N. ; Baltassat, J.M. ; Bovolo, C.I. ; Bellin, A. ; Majone, B. ; Zanbrano-Bigiarini, M. ; Boni, M. ; Jouin, F. ; Klinka, T. ; Janniche, G.S. ; Albrechtsen, H.J.A. ; Nygaard, B. ; Morvan, X. ; Wuilleumier, A. ; Gigleux, S. - \ 2010
In: Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Global Change - AquaTerra / Finkel, M., Grathwohl, P., Barth, J., Londen : IWA Publishing - ISBN 9781843393726
The recombinant alpha subunit of glutamate synthase: spectroscopic and catalytic properties.
Vanoni, M.A. ; Fischer, F. ; Ravasio, S. ; Verzotti, E. ; Edmondson, D.E. ; Hagen, W.R. ; Zanetti, G. ; Curti, B. - \ 1998
Biochemistry 37 (1998). - ISSN 0006-2960 - p. 1828 - 1838.
Direct electrochemistry and EPR spectroscopy of spinach ferredoxin mutants with modified electron transfer properties.
Aliverti, A. ; Hagen, W.R. ; Zanetti, G. - \ 1995
FEBS Letters 368 (1995). - ISSN 0014-5793 - p. 220 - 224.
Site-directed mutagenesis of p-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase from Pseudomonas fluorescens.
Westphal, A.H. ; Eschrich, K. ; Dongen, W.M.A.M. van; Benen, J.A.E. ; Kok, A. de; Berkel, W.J.H. van - \ 1991
In: Flavins and Flavoproteins / Curti, B., Ronchi, S., Zanetti, G., Berlin : Walter de Gruyter en Co - p. 231 - 234.
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