Carla Casals

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AIMS This study evaluated the effect of temperature (0-38 degrees C) and water activity (a(w): 0.87-0.99) on the lag phase prior to germination and the percentage of germination over time for Monilinia laxa, Monilinia fructicola and Monilinia fructigena. METHODS AND RESULTS More than 80% of viable conidia germinated at 25 degrees C and 0.99 a(w) within 2(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hot water (HW), antagonists and sodium bicarbonate (SBC) treatments applied separately or in combination to control Monilinia spp. during the postharvest storage of stone fruit. Firstly, we investigated the effect of HW temperatures (55–70°C) and exposure times (20–60 s), seven antagonists at two(More)
AIMS To study the improvement of tolerance to low water activity (aw) and desiccation during spray drying in Pantoea agglomerans cells subjected to mild osmotic stress during growth. METHODS AND RESULTS The micro-organism was cultured in an unmodified liquid (control) or in aw-modified media, and viability of these cells was evaluated on unstressed(More)
BACKGROUND Brown rot caused by Monilinia spp. is one of the most important postharvest diseases of stone fruit. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance of the main postharvest operations of fruit - hydrocooling, cold room, water dump, sorting and cooling tunnel - in the development of M. laxa on peaches and nectarines artificially infected 48,(More)
Brown rot on peaches and nectarines caused by Monilinia spp. results in significant economic losses in Europe. Experiments were conducted to study the effects of temperature (0-33 °C) on the temporal dynamics of decay and mycelium development and the subsequent sporulation on peaches and nectarine fruit infected by M. laxa and M. fructicola. The rates of(More)
Erratum to: Eur J Plant Pathol DOI: 10.1007/s10658–016–1120-6 The errors are present throughout the manuscript in the spelling of some scientific names. For example; It is written Botritys instead of Botrytis, Penicillum instead of Penicillium, Aspergilus or Aspergilius instead of Aspergillus and C. hervarum instead of C. herbarum. Eur J Plant Pathol (2017)(More)
In the present work, the fungal population present in the environment and on surfaces of equipment and facilities was determined and quantified in two stone fruit packinghouses during 2012 and 2013. The fungi present in the environment were sampled according to the gravimetric method. The fungi present on the surfaces of floors, walls, containers and lines(More)
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