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Research activity: it mainly concerns topics about the floral and fruiting biology of deciduous and evergreen fruit tree species. In particular, issues are addressed to: - biological, anatomical and biochemical aspects of bud development; - pollen compatibility; - olive genetic improvement of the main cultivars of the Tuscan germplasm; - tolerance to abiotic stress; - influence of pre-harvest factors on fruit quality and their pomological and nutraceutical characterization of new and ancient cultivars; - creation of 'sensory paths beyond sight', a sensory analysis developed with people with visual impairments; - recovery of phytochemical compounds from residues of the transformation of fruit and vegetable products for their possible use as natural antioxidants.