About the Authors

Antonio Bevilacqua

Contributed equally to this work with: Antonio Bevilacqua, Monica Mischitelli

Affiliation Department of the Science of Agriculture, Food and Environment (SAFE), University of Foggia, Via Napoli, 25, 71122, Foggia, Italy

Monica Mischitelli

Contributed equally to this work with: Antonio Bevilacqua, Monica Mischitelli

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro, 5, 00185, Rome, Italy

Valeria Pietropaolo

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro, 5, 00185, Rome, Italy

Emanuela Ciuffreda

Affiliation Department of the Science of Agriculture, Food and Environment (SAFE), University of Foggia, Via Napoli, 25, 71122, Foggia, Italy

Milena Sinigaglia

Affiliation Department of the Science of Agriculture, Food and Environment (SAFE), University of Foggia, Via Napoli, 25, 71122, Foggia, Italy

Maria Rosaria Corbo

mariarosaria.corbo@unifg.it

Affiliation Department of the Science of Agriculture, Food and Environment (SAFE), University of Foggia, Via Napoli, 25, 71122, Foggia, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MRC AB MM VP MS. Performed the experiments: AB MM EC. Analyzed the data: MM AB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MRC MS VP. Wrote the paper: MM AB MRC VP MS.