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Polytechnic Institute
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CIMO

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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Eliana Andreia Pires Castilho Pereira

Junior Researcher
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Supervisor: Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Phone: 273303532
E-mail: eliana@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0003-2854-6745
Scopus Author ID: 55938912300

Career

  • Since 2018: Junior Researcher at CIMO-IPB for the Valor Natural Project
  • 2017 - 2018: Research Fellow of the Mountain Research Centre
  • 2016 - 2017: Research Fellow of the REQUIMTE
  • 2012 - 2016: Research Fellow of the Mountain Research Centre

Qualifications

  • 2016 - in Pharmacy and Health, Universidade de Salamanca, Espanha
  • 2011 - in Food Quality and Safety, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • 2010 - Food Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Interests

  • Chemistry of Natural Products: Extraction, identification, fractionation and isolation of chemical compounds in natural matrices
  • Technology of Natural Products: Emerging technologies for conservation of plants (Research fellow by the PRODER project)
  • Development of functional foods by direct use or incorporation of extracts / fractions / compounds of vegetal origin (Research fellow in REQUIMTE and CIMO)
  • Biowaste valorisation. Optimization of extraction and stabilization methods. Bio-based ingredients.

Projects:

TRANSCOLAB - Laboratorio Colaborativo Transfronterizo para la transicion verde del sector Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial
Funding body: POCTEP 2021-2027 - Programa de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Portugal – Espanha
Reference: 0112_TRANSCOLAB_PLUS_2_P
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2023-10-01
End: 2026-12-31
TextBlueStyle - Obtenção de corantes azuis naturais e sustentáveis para aplicação têxtil
Funding body: LA CAIXA - Promove - Regiões Fronteiriças
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Manuel Ricardo Costa Calhelha
Start: 2023-07-01
End: 2026-06-30
Mush4Chol - Development of an efficient hypocholesterolemic formulation from mushroom bioresidues through a sustainable integrated strategy
Funding body: FCT - PTDC
Reference: 2022.08844.PTDC
Principal Investigator:Sandrina Alves Heleno
Start: 2023-03-01
End: 2026-02-28
RevestCAST - Otimização dos processos industriais de aplicação de revestimentos comestíveis para a conservação pós-colheita da castanha (Castanea sativa)
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020 - COMPETE 2020 - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização
Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-049276
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2021-01-31
End: 2023-06-30
PreVineGrape - Desenvolvimento de um biofungicida para combate a doenças da videira
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020 - COMPETE 2020 - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização
Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-049695
Principal Investigator:Sandrina Alves Heleno
Start: 2021-01-01
End: 2023-06-29
BIOma - Soluções integradas de BIOeconomia para a Mobilização cadeia Agroalimentar
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020 - COMPETE 2020 - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização
Reference: POCI-1-0247-FEDER-046112
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-07-01
End: 2023-06-03
VALORNATURAL - Valorização de Recursos Naturais através da Extração de Ingredientes de Elevado Valor Acrescentado para Aplicações na Indústria Alimentar
Funding body: NORTE 2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte
Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-024479
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2018-09-01
End: 2022-08-31
TRANSCoLAB - Laboratorio Colaborativo Transfronterizo para la sostenibilidad y innovación del sector Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial
Funding body: POCTEP 2014-2020 - Programa de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Portugal – Espanha
Reference: 0612_TRANS_CO_LAB_2_P
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2018-01-01
End: 2022-04-05
IBERPHENOL - Red cooperativa de investigación en el ámbito de polifenoles y sus aplicaciones industriales
Funding body: POCTEP 2014-2020 - Programa de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Portugal – Espanha
Reference: 0377_IBERPHENOL_6_E
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2015-10-01
End: 2020-12-31
AROMAP - Preservation of aromatic condiment plants
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 2014-05-01
End: 2016-10-31
SteamRadSter - Food ingredients decontamination by steam and irradiation
Funding body: EUREKA
Reference: No. 9147
Principal Investigator:Bento, Albino
Start: 2014-05-01
End: 2016-05-01
- Influence of the radiation process in bioactive compounds in edible flowers
Funding body: Bilateral action FCT-CNP, Portugal/Brazil
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 2014-01-01
End: 2015-12-31
- Fostering E-beam Food Irradiation: Modelling and Validation
Funding body: C2TN/IST
Reference: 19220
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 0000-00-00
End: 0000-00-00

Total results: 59
1
Silva B.N.,Cadavez V.,Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Calhelha R.C.,Molina A.K.,Finimundy T.,Kostić M.,Soković M.,Teixeira J.A.,Barros L.,Gonzales-Barron U.
Chemical profiles and bioactivities of polyphenolic extracts of Lavandula stoechas L., Artemisia dracunculus L. and Ocimum basilicum L.
Food Chemistry, 451, , 2024

2
Gómez M.,Pereira E.
Grain Products: Traditional and Innovative Technologies
Foods, 13, , 2024

3
Mesias M.,Morales F.J.,Caleja C.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Calhelha R.C.,Barros L.,Pereira E.
Nutritional profiling, fiber content and in vitro bioactivities of wheat-based biscuits formulated with novel ingredients
Food and Function, 15, 4051-4064, 2024

4
Ueda J.M.,Griebler K.R.,Finimundy T.C.,Rodrigues D.B.,Veríssimo L.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Gonçalves J.,Fernandes I.P.,Pereira E.,Barros L.,Heleno S.A.,Calhelha R.C.
Polyphenol Composition by HPLC-DAD-(ESI-)MS/MS and Bioactivities of Extracts from Grape Agri-Food Wastes
Molecules, 28, , 2023

5
Lopes A.I.,Melo A.,Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Finimundy T.C.,Afonso T.B.,Silva S.,Ivanov M.,Soković M.,Tavaria F.K.,Barros L.,Pintado M.
Evaluation of Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activities of Alginate Edible Coatings Incorporated with Plant Extracts
Coatings, 13, , 2023

6
Cerino M.C.,Pinela J.,Caleja C.,Saux C.,Pereira E.,Barros L.
Dynamic Maceration of Acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) Fruit Waste: An Optimization Study to Recover Anthocyanins
Agronomy, 13, , 2023

7
Menezes B.,Caleja C.,Calhelha R.C.,Pinela J.,Dias M.I.,Stojković D.,Soković M.,Gonçalves O.H.,Leimann F.V.,Pereira E.,Barros L.
Use of Bio-Waste of Ilex paraguariensis A. St. Hil. (Yerba mate) to Obtain an Extract Rich in Phenolic Compounds with Preservative Potential
Foods, 12, , 2023

8
Oliveira T.C.G.,Caleja C.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Pereira E.,Barros L.
Reuse of fruits and vegetables biowaste for sustainable development of natural ingredients
Food Bioscience, 53, , 2023

9
Silva B.N.,Cadavez V.,Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Calhelha R.C.,Añibarro-Ortega M.,Finimundy T.,Kostić M.,Soković M.,Teixeira J.A.,Barros L.,Gonzales-Barron U.
Phytochemical Composition and Bioactive Potential of Melissa officinalis L., Salvia officinalis L. and Mentha spicata L. Extracts
Foods, 12, , 2023

10
Pereira E.,Fernandes F.A.,Mandim F.,Ayuso M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Caleja C.,Barros L.
Non-alkaloid nitrogen containing compounds
Natural Secondary Metabolites: From Nature, Through Science, to Industry, 331-362, 2023

11
Antonio A.L.,Fernandes Â.,Pereira E.,Barreira J.C.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Gamma and electron beam for food processing
Food Packaging and Preservation: Antimicrobial Materials and Technologies, 187-213, 2023

12
Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
High-added-value compounds from agro-food industry wastewater
Advanced Technologies in Wastewater Treatment: Food Processing Industry, 1-24, 2023

13
Mascoloti Spréa R.,Caleja C.,Pinela J.,Finimundy T.C.,Calhelha R.C.,Kostić M.,Sokovic M.,Prieto M.A.,Pereira E.,Amaral J.S.,Barros L.
Comparative study on the phenolic composition and in vitro bioactivity of medicinal and aromatic plants from the Lamiaceae family
Food Research International, 161, , 2022

14
Garcia-Oliveira P.,Carreira-Casais A.,Pereira E.,Dias M.I.,Pereira C.,Calhelha R.C.,Stojković D.,Sokovic M.,Simal-Gandara J.,Prieto M.A.,Caleja C.,Barros L.
From Tradition to Health: Chemical and Bioactive Characterization of Five Traditional Plants
Molecules, 27, , 2022

15
Moreira B.,Pereira E.,Finimundy T.C.,Pinela J.,Calhelha R.C.,Carocho M.,Stojković D.,Sokovic M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Caleja C.,Barros L.
Pineapple by-products as a source of bioactive compounds with potential for industrial food application
Food and Function, 13, 9959-9972, 2022

16
Pinto S.M.,Campos S.,Oliveira L.,Atilano J.,Barros L.,Pereira e.C.
Environmental and economic assessment of food additive production from mushroom bio-residues
Cleaner Environmental Systems, 6, , 2022

17
López-Hortas L.,Caleja C.,Pinela J.,Petrović J.,Soković M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Torres M.D.,Domínguez H.,Pereira E.,Barros L.
Comparative evaluation of physicochemical profile and bioactive properties of red edible seaweed Chondrus crispus subjected to different drying methods
Food Chemistry, 383, , 2022

18
Carvalho A.S.d.,Rezende S.C.d.,Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Barros L.,Fernandes I.,Manrique Y.A.,Gonçalves O.H.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barreiro M.F.
β-Carotene colouring systems based on solid lipid particles produced by hot melt dispersion
Food Control, 129, , 2021

19
Pires E.d.O.,Pereira E.,Carocho M.,Pereira C.,Dias M.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Ćirić A.,Soković M.,Garcia C.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Caleja C.,Barros L.
Study on the potential application of impatiens balsamina l. Flowers extract as a natural colouring ingredient in a pastry product
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, , 2021

20
Alaya I.B.,Pereira E.,Dias M.I.,Pinela J.,Calhelha R.C.,Soković M.,Kostić M.,Prieto M.A.,Essid F.,Caleja C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Development of a natural preservative from chestnut flowers: Ultrasound-assisted extraction optimization and functionality assessment
Chemosensors, 9, , 2021

21
Carpena M.,Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Pereira C.,Ćirić A.,Soković M.,Soria-Lopez A.,Fraga-Corral M.,Simal-Gandara J.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.,Prieto M.A.
Red seaweeds as a source of nutrients and bioactive compounds: Optimization of the extraction
Chemosensors, 9, , 2021

22
Alves E.,Ntungwe E.N.,Gregório J.,Rodrigues L.M.,Pereira-Leite C.,Caleja C.,Pereira E.,Barros L.,Aguilar-Vilas M.V.,Rosado C.,Rijo P.
Characterization of kefir produced in household conditions: Physicochemical and nutritional profile, and storage stability
Foods, 10, , 2021

23
Pires E.d.O.,Pereira E.,Pereira C.,Dias M.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Ćirić A.,Soković M.,Hassemer G.,Garcia C.C.,Caleja C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical composition and bioactive characterisation of Impatiens walleriana
Molecules, 26, , 2021

24
Pantuzza Silva G.F.,Pereira E.,Melgar B.,Stojković D.,Sokovic M.,Calhelha R.C.,Pereira C.,Abreu R.M.V.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Barros L.
Eggplant fruit (Solanum melongena l.) and bio‐residues as a source of nutrients, bioactive compounds, and food colorants, using innovative food technologies
Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11, 1-24, 2021

25
Pereira E.,Cadavez V.,Barros L.,Encina-Zelada C.,Stojković D.,Sokovic M.,Calhelha R.C.,Gonzales-Barron U.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chenopodium quinoa Willd. (quinoa) grains: A good source of phenolic compounds
Food Research International, 137, , 2020

26
Ghada B.,Pereira E.,Pinela J.,Prieto M.A.,Pereira C.,Calhelha R.C.,Stojkovic D.,Sokóvic M.,Zaghdoudi K.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Recovery of anthocyanins from passion fruit epicarp for food colorants: Extraction process optimization and evaluation of bioactive properties
Molecules, 25, , 2020

27
Arribas C.,Pereira E.,Barros L.,Alves M.J.,Calhelha R.C.,Guillamón E.,Pedrosa M.M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Healthy novel gluten-free formulations based on beans, carob fruit and rice: Extrusion effect on organic acids, tocopherols, phenolic compounds and bioactivity
Food Chemistry, 292, 304-313, 2019

28
Da Silva L.P.,Pereira E.,Prieto M.A.,Simal-Gandara J.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Alves M.J.,Calhelha R.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Rubus ulmifolius Schott as a Novel Source of Food Colorant: Extraction optimization of coloring pigments and incorporation in a bakery product
Molecules, 24, , 2019

29
Fernandes F.,Pereira E.,Círić A.,Soković M.,Calhelha R.C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Ocimum basilicum var. Purpurascens leaves (red rubin basil): A source of bioactive compounds and natural pigments for the food industry
Food and Function, 10, 3161-3171, 2019

30
Pereira E.,Encina-Zelada C.,Barros L.,Gonzales-Barron U.,Cadavez V.,C.F.R. Ferreira I.
Chemical and nutritional characterization of Chenopodium quinoa Willd (quinoa) grains: A good alternative to nutritious food
Food Chemistry, 280, 110-114, 2019

31
da Silva L.P.,Pereira E.,Pires T.C.S.P.,Alves M.J.,Pereira O.R.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Rubus ulmifolius Schott fruits: A detailed study of its nutritional, chemical and bioactive properties
Food Research International, 119, 34-43, 2019

32
Jabeur I.,Pereira E.,Caleja C.,Calhelha R.C.,Soković M.,Catarino L.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Exploring the chemical and bioactive properties of: Hibiscus sabdariffa L. calyces from Guinea-Bissau (West Africa)
Food and Function, 10, 2234-2243, 2019

33
Pinela J.,Prieto M.A.,Pereira E.,Jabeur I.,Barreiro M.F.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Optimization of heat- and ultrasound-assisted extraction of anthocyanins from Hibiscus sabdariffa calyces for natural food colorants
Food Chemistry, 275, 309-321, 2019

34
Fernandes F.,Pereira E.,Prieto M.A.,Calhelha R.C.,Ćirić A.,Soković M.,Simal-Gandara J.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Optimization of the Extraction Process to Obtain a Colorant Ingredient from Leaves of Ocimum basilicum var. Purpurascens
Molecules, 24, , 2019

35
Pereira E.,Pimenta A.I.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Antonio A.L.,Cabo Verde S.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Effects of gamma radiation on the bioactivity of medicinal and aromatic plants: Mentha × piperita L., Thymus vulgaris L. and Aloysia citrodora Paláu as case studies
Food and Function, 9, 5150-5161, 2018

36
Pereira E.,Antonio A.L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Verde S.C.,Barros L.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Evaluation of gamma-irradiated aromatic herbs: Chemometric study of samples submitted to extended storage periods
Food Research International, 111, 272-280, 2018

37
Pereira E.,Antonio A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Santos-Buelga C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
How gamma and electron-beam irradiations modulate phenolic profile expression in Melissa officinalis L. and Melittis melissophyllum L.
Food Chemistry, 240, 253-258, 2018

38
Lopes C.L.,Pereira E.,Soković M.,Carvalho A.M.,Barata A.M.,Lopes V.,Rocha F.,Calhelha R.C.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Phenolic Composition and Bioactivity of Lavandula pedunculata (Mill.) Cav. Samples from Different Geographical Origin
Molecules, 23, , 2018

39
Melgar B.,Pereira E.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Garcia-Castello E.M.,Rodriguez-Lopez A.D.,Sokovic M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Extensive profiling of three varieties of Opuntia spp. fruit for innovative food ingredients
Food Research International, 101, 259-265, 2017

40
Jabeur I.,Pereira E.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Soković M.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Hibiscus sabdariffa L. as a source of nutrients, bioactive compounds and colouring agents
Food Research International, 100, 717-723, 2017

41
Pereira E.,Barros L.,Antonio A.L.,Verde S.C.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Rodrigues P.
Is gamma radiation suitable to preserve phenolic compounds and to decontaminate mycotoxins in aromatic plants? A case-study with aloysia citrodora paláu
Molecules, 22, , 2017

42
Pereira E.,Pimenta A.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Antonio A.L.,Barros L.,Santos-Buelga C.,Verde S.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Infusions of gamma irradiated Aloysia citrodora L. and Mentha x piperita L.: Effects on phenolic composition, cytotoxicity, antibacterial and virucidal activities
Industrial Crops and Products, 97, 582-590, 2017

43
Antonio A.L.,Pereira E.,Pinela J.,Heleno S.,Pereira C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Determination of antioxidant compounds in foodstuff
Food Safety: Innovative Analytical Tools for Safety Assessment, 179-220, 2016

44
Pereira E.,Barros L.,Antonio A.L.,Cabo Verde S.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Infusions from Thymus vulgaris L. treated at different gamma radiation doses: Effects on antioxidant activity and phenolic composition
LWT, 74, 34-39, 2016

45
Pereira E.,Pimenta A.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Antonio A.L.,Verde S.C.,Barros L.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Effects of gamma irradiation on cytotoxicity and phenolic compounds of Thymus vulgaris L. and Mentha x piperita L.
LWT, 71, 370-377, 2016

46
Antonio A.L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Fernandes Â.,Pereira E.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Gamma and electron beam for nutrients and bioactives conservation in chestnuts, mushrooms, and dried plants
Food Processing Technologies: Impact on Product Attributes, 623-647, 2016

47
Pereira E.,Barros L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Carvalho A.M.,Antonio A.L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Electron beam and gamma irradiation as feasible conservation technologies for wild Arenaria montana L.: Effects on chemical and antioxidant parameters
Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 36, 269-276, 2016

48
Pereira E.,Antonio A.L.,Rafalski A.,Barreira J.C.M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Extending the use of irradiation to preserve chemical and bioactive properties of medicinal and aromatic plants: A case study with four species submitted to electron beam
Industrial Crops and Products, 77, 972-982, 2015

49
Pereira E.,Barros L.,Dueñas M.,Antonio A.L.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Gamma irradiation improves the extractability of phenolic compounds in Ginkgo biloba L.
Industrial Crops and Products, 74, 144-149, 2015

50
Pereira E.,Barros L.,Antonio A.,Bento A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Analytical Methods Applied to Assess the Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Color, Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Ginkgo biloba L
Food Analytical Methods, 8, 154-163, 2015

51
Pereira E.,Antonio A.L.,Barreira J.C.M.,Barros L.,Bento A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Gamma irradiation as a practical alternative to preserve the chemical and bioactive wholesomeness of widely used aromatic plants
Food Research International, 67, 338-348, 2015

52
Pereira E.,Barros L.,Calhelha R.C.,Dueñas M.,Carvalho A.M.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Bioactxf Arenaria montana L
Food and Function, 5, 1848-1855, 2014

53
Pereira E.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical characterization of Ginkgo biloba L. and antioxidant properties of its extracts and dietary supplements
Industrial Crops and Products, 51, 244-248, 2013

54
Barros L.,Pereira E.,Calhelha R.C.,Dueñas M.,Carvalho A.M.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Bioactivity and chemical characterization in hydrophilic and lipophilic compounds of Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Journal of Functional Foods, 5, 1732-1740, 2013

55
Barreira J.C.M.,Pereira E.,Dueñas M.,Carvalho A.M.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Bryonia dioica, Tamus communis and Lonicera periclymenum fruits: Characterization in phenolic compounds and incorporation of their extracts in hydrogel formulations for topical application
Industrial Crops and Products, 49, 169-176, 2013

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57
Dias M.I.,Barros L.,Dueñas M.,Pereira E.,Carvalho A.M.,Alves R.C.,Oliveira M.B.P.P.,Santos-Buelga C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Chemical composition of wild and commercial Achillea millefolium L. and bioactivity of the methanolic extract, infusion and decoction
Food Chemistry, 141, 4152-4160, 2013

58
Pereira E.,Barros L.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Towards chemical and nutritional inventory of Portuguese wild edible mushrooms in different habitats
Food Chemistry, 130, 394-403, 2012

59
Reis F.S.,Pereira E.,Barros L.,Sousa M.J.,Martins A.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Biomolecule profiles in inedible wild mushrooms with antioxidant value
Molecules, 16, 4328-4338, 2011