Fernanda B. Ferrari

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The Citrus leprosis disease (CiL) is associated to a virus (CiLV) transmitted by Brevipalpus spp. mites (Acari: Tenuipalpidae). CiL is endemic in Brazil and its recently spreading to Central America represents a threat to citrus industry in the USA. Electron microscopy images show two forms of CiLV: a rare nuclear form, characterized by rod-shaped naked(More)
Citrus sudden death (CSD) is a new disease that has killed approximately 1 million orange trees in Brazil. Here we report the identification of a new virus associated with the disease. RNAs isolated from CSD-affected and nonaffected trees were used to construct cDNA libraries. A set of viral sequences present exclusively in libraries of CSD-affected trees(More)
The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa is the causative agent of a number of economically important crop diseases, including citrus variegated chlorosis. Although its complete genome is already sequenced, X. fastidiosa is very poorly characterized by biochemical approaches at the protein level. In an initial effort to characterize protein expression in X.(More)
Several mixed cultures able to grow on different aromatic hydrocarbons were obtained from different depths (between 3500 and 3660 m under the sea surface) of water/brine interfaces (1 to 5 m over the estimated brine surface) of three deep hypersaline anoxic basins (Urania, Discovery and Atalante) in the eastern Mediterranean sea. Eight strains which(More)
Developing accessible Websites is essential to enable disabled people to have access to content and day-to-day services. As stated by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, "access to the Web by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect". This paper presents a summary of a short course on techniques to help design more accessible Web and(More)
Methanogenic bacteria are anaerobic, oxygen-intolerant microorganisms, and it is only by studying the different habitats of such bacteria that fundamental information about their ecology becomes available. This research has evaluated methanogenic bacteria in apparently aerobic ecosystems, in foodstuffs not subjected to chemical-physical reclamation(More)
The ambitious idea of using a short piece of DNA for large-scale species identification (DNA barcoding) is already a powerful tool for scientists and the application of this standard technique seems promising in a range of fields including forensic genetics. While DNA barcoding enjoyed a remarkable success for animal identification through cytochrome c(More)
The structure of epiphytic diatom communities in a reservoir and a stream were studied with regard to different taxonomic levels (species, genera, and families) and biological traits (strategies of attachment to the substrate). We expected that strongly attached diatoms would abound in the stream, and those employing a loosely attached strategy should(More)
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