About the Authors

Gaetano Distefano

Affiliations Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Agrarie e Alimentari, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

Marco Caruso

Affiliation Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Agrarie e Alimentari, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Stefano La Malfa

Affiliation Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Agrarie e Alimentari, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Alessandra Gentile

shubiao.wu@une.edu.au (S-BW); gentilea@unict.it (AG)

Affiliation Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Agrarie e Alimentari, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Shu-Biao Wu

shubiao.wu@une.edu.au (S-BW); gentilea@unict.it (AG)

Affiliation School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SBW AG GD SLM. Performed the experiments: GD MC SLM SBW. Analyzed the data: GD MC SLM SBW. Wrote the paper: GD SBW. Revised the manuscript critically: AG MC SLM.