Maria Fernanda Antunes Cruz

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The aim of this study was to use scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to elucidate the infection process of Pyricularia oryzae on leaf surfaces of wheat seedlings. Wheat seedlings were inoculated with a conidial suspension of P. oryzae (105 conidia/mL), and leaf samples were collected for observation via SEM. The first blast symptoms appeared 48 h after(More)
Macrospora leaf spot, caused by Stenocarpella macrospora, is an important disease of maize. However, little information is available regarding the infection process of this fungus on maize leaves. This study aimed to describe stages of the infection process of S. macrospora on maize leaves by using both light and scanning electron microscopy. The adaxial(More)
It is well known that silicon (Si) increases the resistance of many plant species to several pathogens, including Pyricularia oryzae, the causal agent of blast on wheat, but the mechanisms underlying such resistance remain elusive. This study was carried out to investigate whether Si-mediated wheat resistance to blast could be linked to host defense(More)
The cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) present in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has two essential components, the ccr gene complex and the mec gene complex. Additionally, SCCmec has non-essential components called J regions which are used for MRSA subtyping. This study was performed to determine subtypes MRSA strains carrying SCCmec type(More)
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