Araceli Tomasini-Campocosio

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The selective inoculation of specific hydrocarbon-degrading microbes into the plant rhizosphere offers a useful means for remediating hydrocarbon-contaminated soils. The effect of inoculating a seed-borne filamentous fungus (Lewia sp.) on hydrocarbon removal by Festuca arundinacea and its growth was studied on perlite (model soil) and soil, both spiked with(More)
Some of the most widely used products in the food industry are flavour compounds. These products can be obtained either by chemical synthesis and therefore are called synthetic or by fermentation thus called natural flavors. There is a tendency towards the use of natural products by the consumer, therefore there is an increasing industrial interest in them.(More)
Two series of 120 h mixed cultures of Pediococcus pentosaceus MITJ-10 and Lactobacillus acidophilus Hansen 1748 were grown in semisolid maize-based media, applying an orthogonal factorial design in order to establish the most adequate parameters to get compounds related to butter-like flavor. Conditions of maize pre-treatment established in the first series(More)
The objective of this work was to study the stability of astaxanthin, obtained from shrimp wastes, and incorporated to 2 model systems: egg albumin protein solution and sunflower oil. Shrimp wastes were ensiled by a treatment with formic/acetic acids (4%-4% v/w wastes) and stored at 4 degrees C for 24 h. The pigment was extracted with organic solvents(More)
Phanerochœte chrysosporium strain H-298 grown on sugarcane bagasse pith, a lignocellulosic residue, is proposed as a bioremediation agent for aromatic contaminated soils. To investigate the use of pith for the development of a fungal inoculum, the effect of culture conditions on fungus survival and microbial respiration under solid fermentation were(More)
The purpose of this work was to demonstrate that a Fenton (H(2)O(2)/Fe) reaction was involved in DDT [1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane)] degradation in a culture of Penicillium sp. spiked with FeSO(4). A commercial DDT mixture (10% DDE [1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene], 30% o,p-DDT and 60% of p,p' -DDT) of 10 mg L(-1) was used.(More)
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