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Molecular Mechanisms of Ultraviolet Radiation-Induced DNA Damage and Repair
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This review deals with UV-induced alterations in DNA and its maintenance by various repair mechanisms that are operative in various organisms with the expense of specific gene products. Expand
Assessment of Thymus vulgaris L. essential oil as a safe botanical preservative against post harvest fungal infestation of food commodities
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The thyme essential oil is recommended for large scale application as a plant based preservative for stored food items because of its strong antifungal as well as antiaflatoxigenic efficacy. Expand
Characterization of Novel Plant Growth Promoting Endophytic Bacterium Achromobacter xylosoxidans from Wheat Plant
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Plant growth promoting features coupled with cross-infection ability suggest that this endophytic bacterium may be exploited as agricultural agent for various crops after a thorough and critical pathogenicity test. Expand
Chemical profile, antifungal, antiaflatoxigenic and antioxidant activity of Citrus maxima Burm. and Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck essential oils and their cyclic monoterpene, DL-limonene.
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The EOs were found non-mammalian toxic showing high LD(50) for mice (oral, acute) and may be recommended as safe plant based antimicrobials as well as antioxidants for enhancement of shelf life of food commodities by checking their fungal infestation, aflatoxin production as wellAs lipid peroxidation. Expand
Chemical composition, antifungal and antiaflatoxigenic activities of Ocimum sanctum L. essential oil and its safety assessment as plant based antimicrobial.
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The findings of present study reveals the possible exploitation of O. sanctum EO and eugenol as plant based safe preservatives against fungal spoilage of food stuffs during storage. Expand
Efficacy of chemically characterized Piper betle L. essential oil against fungal and aflatoxin contamination of some edible commodities and its antioxidant activity.
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P. betle EO exhibited special merits possessing antifungal, aflatoxin suppressive and antioxidant characters which are desirable for an ideal preservative and its application as a plant based food additive in protection and enhancement of shelf life of edible commodities during storage and processing is strongly recommended in view of the toxicological implications by synthetic preservatives. Expand
Potassium solubilizing rhizobacteria (KSR): Isolation, identification, and K-release dynamics from waste mica
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KSR represent an enormous potential to transform the problems associated with the agrarian sector and demonstrated significant reduction in media pH and increased K release with incubation period under both waste muscovite and biotite as a sole source of insoluble K mineral. Expand
Spirulina fusiformis provides protection against mercuric chloride induced oxidative stress in Swiss albino mice.
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Results clearly demonstrate that Spirulina treatment augments the antioxidants defense mechanism in mercuric chloride induced toxicity and provides evidence that it may have a therapeutic role in free radical mediated diseases. Expand
Inactivation of Cyanobacterial Nitrogenase After Exposure to Ultraviolet-B Radiation
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Estimation of nitrogenase activity in diazotrophic species may be used as a marker enzyme for assessing the impact of UV-B radiation and it was demonstrated that restoration of nitrogenases activity in aUV-B-treated culture occurred by fresh synthesis of nitrogen enzyme polypeptide. Expand
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