Celia Flores

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The transcription of genes involved in alginate polymerization and depolymerization, as well as the alginase activity (extracellular and intracellular) under oxygen-limited and non oxygen-limited conditions in cultures of A. vinelandii, was studied. Two levels of dissolved oxygen tension (DOT) (1% and 5%, oxygen-limited and non-oxygen-limited, respectively)(More)
In this study, the respiratory activity and carbon usage of the mutant strain of A. vinelandii AT6, impaired in poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) production, and their relationship with the synthesis of alginate were evaluated. The alginate yield and the specific oxygen uptake rate were higher (2.5-fold and 62 %, respectively) for the AT6 strain, compared to the(More)
The independent effects of hydrodynamic stress (assessed as the Energy Dissipation/Circulation Function, EDCF) and dissolved oxygen tension (DOT) on the growth, morphology and laccase production by Pleurotus ostreatus CP50 were studied using a 3(2) factorial design in a 10L reactor. A bell-shape function for fungus growth between 8 and 22% DOT was observed,(More)
The ploidy levels and amounts of DNA of 23 Opuntia species from Mexico were determined by flow cytometry. Four different ploidy levels (2n = 2x, 2n = 4x, 2n = 6x, 2n = 8x) with 2C-DNA amount ranging from 4.17 pg (Opuntia incarnadilla Griffiths) to 6.53 pg (Opuntia heliabravoana Scheinvar) were determined among the samples analyzed. Polyploidy is widespread(More)
The influence of the agitation conditions on biomass growth, morphology, carbon metabolism, viability, and 6-pentyl-alpha-pyrone (6PP) production by Trichoderma harzianum were studied in an extractive fermentation system. Batch spore-inoculated cultures developed at dissolved oxygen concentrations above 35% of air saturation were carried out in a 14 L(More)
6-Pentyl-α-pyrone (6PP) production by Trichoderma harzianum, in an extractive fermentation system, was elicitated by Rhizoctonia solani. The extent of 6PP elicitation was related to the state of Rhizoctonia and to the Trichoderma inoculum type. The use of non-viable Rhizoctonia solani mycelium in mycelium-inoculated Trichoderma harzianum culture, yielded(More)
Brassica oleracea seeds were sterilized by gamma radiation and sodium hypochlorite washing. Xanthomonas campestris was inoculated into the seeds by incubating, under vacuum, a suspension of the bacteria with the seeds. After thorough washings with sterile distilled water, the seeds retained about 13 000 cells per seed. The seeds were maintained at 4°C(More)
Fluorescence microscopy and image analysis were evaluated in order to assess the viability of Trichoderma harzianum, an economically important filamentous fungus. After the evaluation of the two most commonly used fluorochromes, acridine orange (AO) and fluorescein diacetate (FDA) as metabolic indicator stains, AO gave ambiguous results and therefore FDA(More)
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