About the Authors

Emanuela Ventrella

Affiliation Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

Zbigniew Adamski

Affiliations Electron and Confocal Microscope Laboratory, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, Department of Animal Physiology and Developmental Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Ewa Chudzińska

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Mariola Miądowicz-Kobielska

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Paweł Marciniak

Affiliation Department of Animal Physiology and Developmental Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Ender Büyükgüzel

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey

Kemal Büyükgüzel

Affiliation Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey

Meltem Erdem

Affiliation Bülent Ecevit University Ahmet Erdoğan Vocational School of Health Services, Zonguldak, Turkey

Patrizia Falabella

Affiliation Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

Laura Scrano

Affiliation Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures, University of Basilicata, Matera, Italy

Sabino Aurelio Bufo

sabino.bufo@unibas.it

Affiliation Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZA PM PF SB EC. Performed the experiments: EV EC ME LS MMK. Analyzed the data: ZA PM PF SB EV EB KB EC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZA PM SB EV EB KB EC ME. Wrote the paper: ZA PF SB EV PM EC.