Flor Nohemí Rivera-Orduña

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The aim of this work was the isolation and taxonomic characterization of endophytic fungi from Taxus globosa at the Sierra Alta Hidalguense, Mexico. A total of 116 fungi were isolated from the bark, branches, leaves and roots of healthy yew trees. Based on morphological characteristics 57 were selected for taxonomic characterization through phylogenetic(More)
We studied the endophytic mycoflora associated with Taxus globosa, the Mexican yew. The study localities; Las Avispas (LA), San Gaspar (SG), and La Mina (LM) were three segments of cloud forest within the range of Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, México. Overall, 245 endophytes were isolated and 105 representative Ascomycota (morphotaxons) were chosen for(More)
Paclitaxel is a potent and widely used antitumor agent. Considerable worldwide research efforts have been carried out on different production alternatives. Since the description of the first paclitaxel-producing fungi, more than 15 years ago, microorganisms have been investigated as potential alternatives for an environmentally acceptable, relatively simple(More)
In order to investigate bean-nodulating rhizobia in different types of soil, 41 nodule isolates from acid and alkaline soils in Mexico were characterized. Based upon the phylogenetic studies of 16S rRNA, atpD, glnII, recA, rpoB, gyrB, nifH and nodC genes, the isolates originating from acid soils were identified as the phaseoli symbiovar of the Rhizobium(More)
Bark beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and associated microorganisms must overcome a complex tree's defence system, which includes toxic monoterpenes, to successfully complete their life cycle. A number of studies have suggested these microorganisms could have ecological roles related with the nutrition, detoxification, and semiochemical production. In(More)
Aiming at learning the functional bacterial community in the high humus content, saline-alkaline soils of chinampas, the cellulolytic bacteria were quantified and 100 bacterial isolates were isolated and characterized in the present study. Analysis of 16S-23S IGS (intergenic spacer) RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) grouped the isolates into(More)
Bacterial communities are important not only in the cycling of organic compounds but also in maintaining ecosystems. Specific bacterial groups can be affected as a result of changes in environmental conditions caused by human activities, such as agricultural practices. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of different forms of tillage and(More)
To evaluate the interactions among endophytes, plants and heavy metal/arsenic contamination, root endophytic bacteria of Prosopis laevigata (Humb and Bonpl. ex Willd) and Sphaeralcea angustifolia grown in a heavy metal(loid)-contaminated zone in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, were isolated and characterized. Greater abundance and species richness were found in(More)
With the aim of studying the biodiversity and the biotechnological potential of endophytic fungi associated with the medicinal plant Dendropanax arboreus, 45 fungal isolates were recovered from ten plants grown at the “El Cielo” Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Based on the sequence analysis of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions and the observation of(More)
Bark beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) feed on the xylem and phloem of their host, which are composed of structural carbohydrates and organic compounds that are not easily degraded by the insects. Some of these compounds might be hydrolyzed by digestive enzymes produced by microbes present in the gut of these insects. In this study, we evaluated the(More)