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Olive tree (Olea europaea) leaves: potential beneficial effects on human health

Suppression of Leopard Moth (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) Populations in Olive Trees in Egypt Through Mating Disruption

Inhibition of photosynthesis in olive trees (Olea europaea L.) during water stress and rewatering

Spatial sap flow and xylem anatomical characteristics in olive trees under different irrigation regimes

Osmotic regulation in leaves and roots of olive trees during a water deficit and rewatering

Variability with xylem depth in sap flow in trunks and branches of mature olive trees

Sodium replacement of potassium in physiological processes of olive trees (var. Barnea) as affected by drought

Regulation of photosynthesis and stomatal and mesophyll conductance under water stress and recovery in olive trees: correlation with gene expression of carbonic anhydrase and aquaporins

Seasonal Pheromone Trap Catches of Male Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Northern California: Asynchrony With Host (Olive Tree) Phenology?

Role of hydraulic and chemical signals in leaves, stems and roots in the stomatal behaviour of olive trees under water stress and recovery conditions

Calibration of sap flow estimated by the compensation heat pulse method in olive, plum and orange trees: relationships with xylem anatomy

Polyphenol oxidase and its relationship with oleuropein concentration in fruits and leaves of olive (Olea europaea) cv. ‘Picual’ trees during fruit ripening

Correlations between morpho-anatomical changes and radial hydraulic conductivity in roots of olive trees under water deficit and rewatering


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A fragmented coalition of centre‐left parties in Italy. Created in 1995, it became the major centre‐left coalition, known as the Union, and formed a government in 1996–2001, and from 2006. Led into the 1996 election by Prodi, it obtained a majority against Berlusconi's Forza Italia. However, with the responsibility of government its internal political differences were accentuated, especially when a number of cuts in public spending had to be enacted to prepare the country for entry into the euro. Prodi was unable to keep the coalition united behind his policies, and in 1998 he was succeeded by Massimo D'Alema, the leader of the Democratic Socialists (Communist Party, Italy). Two years later, D'Alema was in turn succeeded by the more popular Guiliano Amato.

The coalition lost the 2001 elections to Berlusconi's House of Liberties Alliance. It regrouped in 2006 under Prodi, and narrowly won the elections by 25,000 votes. With a narrow majority in both Houses of Parliament, the new Union government, which combined not just the three parties comprising the Olive Tree alliance, but seven other splinter parties, struggled to assemble the compromises necessary to realize essential social reform. In an effort to overcome the fragmentation of the centre‐left, the two largest parties of the Union, the Christian‐Democratic Margherita Alliance and the ex‐Communist ‘Refondazione’ proposed to unite as the ‘Democratic Party’ in 2008.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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