Kulandaivelu Velmourougane

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Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a toxic metabolite, produced by Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium verrucosum, that is nephrotoxic and possibly carcinogenic to humans. The aim of this study was to evaluate OTA contamination in batches of green coffee destined for export. Analysis of 80 green coffee samples indicated that, although a high incidence (74%) of OTA(More)
Coffee berry borer (CBB, Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari) is a common insect pest in coffee plantations and is a suspected vector of various mycotoxin-producing molds. In the present study, field trials were undertaken consecutively for 3 years to evaluate the impact of CBB on the microbial contamination of Arabica and Robusta coffee bean varieties, with(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact and contribution of various drying surfaces (soil, cement, and tarpaulin) and raking frequencies (1 and 4/day) on the incidence of toxigenic molds, ochratoxin A (OTA) production, and on the overall cup quality during preparation of arabica and robusta coffee cherry in India. Two individual experimental(More)
Microbial biofilms are a fascinating subject, due to their significant roles in the environment, industry, and health. Advances in biochemical and molecular techniques have helped in enhancing our understanding of biofilm structure and development. In the past, research on biofilms primarily focussed on health and industrial sectors; however, lately,(More)
AIM The effects of l-amino acids on growth and biofilm formation in Azotobacter chroococcum (Az) and Trichoderma viride (Tv) as single (Az, Tv) and staggered inoculated cultures (Az-Tv, Tv-Az) were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS A preliminary study using a set of 20 l-amino acids, identified 6 amino acids (l-Glu, l-Gln, l-His, l-Ser, l-Thr and l-Trp)(More)
Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) are important structural components of biofilms. In the present study, the EPS in biofilms developed using two agriculturally beneficial organisms-Azotobacter chroococcum (Az) and Trichoderma viride (Tv) were quantified and characterised. Time course experiments were undertaken to optimise the EPS yield of biofilm(More)
The effect of growth media manipulation on the in vitro biofilm forming ability of Azotobacter chroococcum MTCC 25045 and Trichoderma viride ITCC 2211, both as individual cultures and co-culture was evaluated for 16 days. Growth curves (Bioscreen C lab system) and type of microbial population (planktonic and biofilm) helped to validate the aggregation and(More)
The abundance of phyllosphere bacterial communities of seven genotypes of rice ADT- 38, ADT-43, CR-1009, PB-1, PS-5, P-44, and PB-1509 was investigated, in relation to nutrient dynamics of rhizosphere and leaves. P-44 genotype recorded highest pigment accumulation, while genotypes CR-1009 and P-44 exhibited most number of different bacterial morphotypes,(More)
Phototrophic biofilms are complex conglomerations of light-driven microorganisms as autotrophs with heterotrophs embedded in a mucilaginous matrix comprising EPS (extracellular polymeric substances), attached to a solid surface. EPS provide structural and functional integrity and is essential for the physico-chemical and biological properties of the(More)
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