A. Mariano Esteban

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The effects of temperature (5-45 degrees C) on the growth and production of ochratoxin A (OTA) by eighteen strains of Aspergillus section Nigri, cultured on Czapek yeast autolysate agar (CYA) and on yeast extract sucrose agar (YES), were studied for an incubation period of 30 days. Isolates were selected to include different sources and different reported(More)
The effect of water activity (aw) (0.78-0.99) and temperature (15 and 30 degrees C) on growth and production of ochratoxin A (OTA) of six Aspergillus carbonarius strains was studied in two culture media: Czapek yeast autolysate (CYA) agar and yeast extract sucrose (YES) agar, during a period of 30 days. The strains were selected to include different sources(More)
A new viable remediation technique based on the use of diatomaceous earth is proposed to improve the ecological system. Its ability to remove atrazine and the four organophosphorus pesticides parathion-methyl, chlorpyriphos, fenamiphos and methidathion from river and waste waters has been proven. A series of experiments including variable conditions, such(More)
The effect of pH (2-10) on growth and ochratoxin A (OTA) production by 12 Aspergillus niger aggregate strains was studied in two culture media: Czapek yeast autolysate agar (CYA) and yeast extract sucrose agar (YES), over 30 days. The strains were selected to include different sources, different reported abilities to produce OTA and different ITS-5.8S rDNA(More)
The effect of water activity (a(w)) (0.82-0.99) on growth and ochratoxin A (OTA) production by twelve Aspergillus niger aggregate strains, cultured in Czapek Yeast Autolysate agar (CYA) and Yeast Extract Sucrose agar (YES), was studied for an incubation period of 30 days. The strains were selected to include diverse sources, different reported abilities to(More)
The effect of pH (2 to 10) and temperature (15 and 30 degrees C) on growth and production of ochratoxin A (OTA) of six strains of Aspergillus carbonarius was studied in two culture media: Czapek yeast autolysate agar and yeast extract sucrose agar. Isolates were selected by their different source and different reported ability to produce OTA. Regardless of(More)
Microsatellite markers and the results of amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) were compared in the characterization of 68 Aspergillus carbonarius and A. niger aggregate strains of differing ochratoxin-producing ability and from different geographic areas, isolated mainly from grapes and soil. AFLP was applied to both A. carbonarius and A. niger(More)
The use of the agar diffusion Neo-Sensitabs method to determine antifungal susceptibility of 59 isolates of dermatophytes, namely Epidermophyton floccosum, Microsporum canis, M. gypseum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, T. rubrum and T. tonsurans to Clotrimazole (CLZ), Itraconazole (ITZ) and Terbinafine (TBF) is described. Results obtained are compared to the(More)
A multicenter study was conducted to define the most suitable testing conditions for antifungal susceptibility of dermatophytes. Broth microdilution MICs of clotrimazole, itraconazole, and terbinafine were determined in three centers against 60 strains of dermatophytes. The effects of inoculum density (ca. 10(3) and 10(4) CFU/ml), incubation time (3, 7, and(More)
The apcC gene from Mastigocladus laminosus encodes the linker polypeptide LC8.9 located in the phycobilisome core. A T7 RNA polymerase expression system was used to express the linker polypeptide LC8.9 from M. laminosus in Escherichia coli. The apcC gene product was expressed as an inclusion body which was solubilized in a buffer containing 8M urea. Final(More)