Daniela S Tosto

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Sequence analysis of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene was used to study bacterial diversity of a pristine forest soil and of two cultures of the same soil enriched with cellulolytic bacteria. Our analysis revealed high bacterial diversity in the native soil sample, evidencing at least 10 phyla, in which Actinobacteria, Proteobacteria and Acidobacteria accounted(More)
This article documents the addition of 96 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Clarias batrachus, Marmota himalayana, Schizothorax richardsonii, Sitophilus zeamais and Syagrus romanzoffiana. These loci were cross-tested on the following species: Clarias dussumeri, Clarias(More)
1 Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Quimicas y Naturales, Félix de Azara 1552, 6°Piso, 3300 Posadas, Misiones, Argentina; 2 Biological Sciences Center, Dept of Genetics and Cell Biology, 1!,l,5 Gartner Ave, St Paul, MN, USA; 3 Dept Ciencias Biolôgicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales,(More)
Deschampsia antarctica E. Desv. is the only monocot in the Antarctic floristic zone. We evaluated the phylogenetic relationships of Deschampsia antarctica to other grasses using parsimony as the optimality criterion. Five different sets of gap, transversion and transitions costs were explored to analyze the effect of parameter choice on the phylogenetic(More)
Single sequence repeats (SSR) developed for Sorghum bicolor were used to characterize the genetic distance of 46 different Sorghum halepense (Johnsongrass) accessions from Argentina some of which have evolved toward glyphosate resistance. Since Johnsongrass is an allotetraploid and only one subgenome is homologous to cultivated sorghum, some SSR loci(More)
The “algarrobo” [Prosopis chilensis (Molina) Stuntz] is a tree species that represents an important natural resource in arid and semi-arid regions of Argentina. In this paper, we analysed and compared the variability of 46 RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) loci with previous estimates obtained from 12 isozyme markers in nine Argentinean populations of(More)
O. tuberosa is an Andean crop that belongs to the worldwide distributed genusOxalis. On the basis of their chromosome numbers the following species (O. herrerae, O. lotoides, O. medicaginea, O. mollissima, O. oblongiformis, O. peduncularis, O. spiralis, O. subintegra, O. tabaconanensis, O. tuberosa, O. villosula) were placed in an alliance. To analyse five(More)
Some species belonging to the genera Galactia, Camptosema and Collaea from southern Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay are grouped into a complex based on exomorphological affinities. The diagnostic morphological features sometimes overlap among species of different genera and dissimilar criteria have been adopted to delimit them, thus generating(More)
Plant populations are seriously threatened by anthropogenic habitat disturbance. In particular, defaunation may disrupt plant-disperser mutualisms, thus reducing levels of seed-mediated gene flow and genetic variation in animal-dispersed plants. This may ultimately limit their adaptive potential and ability to cope with environmental change. Tropical forest(More)
The Helicoverpa/Heliothis complex can cause serious damage to agricultural crops. Phenotypic similarity makes it difficult to discriminate between closely related Helicoverpa species. Currently, morphology of the male genitalia complemented with molecular techniques constitutes the best approach for species identification. In this work, a broad microscopic(More)