María Flavia Luna

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Periplasmic glucose oxidation (by way of a pyrrolo-quinoline-quinone [PQQ]–linked glucose dehydrogenase [GDH]) was observed in continuous cultures of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus regardless of the carbon source (glucose or gluconate) and the nitrogen source (N2 or NH3). Its synthesis was stimulated by conditions of high energetic demand (i.e.,(More)
Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus PAL3 was grown in a chemostat with N(2) and mixtures of xylose and gluconate. Xylose was oxidized to xylonate, which was accumulated in the culture supernatants. Biomass yields and carbon from gluconate incorporated into biomass increased with the rate of xylose oxidation. By using metabolic balances it is demonstrated that(More)
We have previously reported detection of significant pyrroloquinoline quinone-linked glucose dehydrogenase activity in Sinorhizobium meliloti cells isolated from alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) nodules. In this work, we report the expression of the gcd gene (SMc00110) during root nodule development and characterize the symbiotic phenotype of S. meliloti gcd(More)
The expression of the pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)-dependent glucose dehydrogenase (GDH) of Rhizobium tropici CIAT899 and Sinorhizobium meliloti RCR2011 was investigated under different nutrient-limiting conditions in continuous cultures, under different conditions of phosphate availability, and in S. meliloti bacteroids. The presence of free PQQ in(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze if cofactor pyrroquinoline quinone from Serratia sp. S119 is involved in the inorganic phosphate solubilization mechanism and in its ability to promote the plant growth. Site directed mutagenesis was performed to obtain a pqqE- minus mutant of strain Serratia sp. S119. The phosphate solubilization ability, gluconate and(More)
Purpureocillium lilacinum (Thom) Samsom is one of the most studied fungi in the control of plant parasitic nematodes. However, there is not specific information on its ability to inhibit some pathogenic bacteria, fungi, or yeast. This work reports the production of several antifungal hydrolytic enzymes by a strain of P. lilacinum when it is grown in a(More)
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