Marli F Fiore

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The bacterial diversity present in sediments of a well-preserved mangrove in Ilha do Cardoso, located in the extreme south of São Paulo State coastline, Brazil, was assessed using culture-independent molecular approaches (denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and analysis of 166 sequences from a clone library). The data revealed a bacterial(More)
The cyanobacterial population in the Cajati waste stabilization pond system (WSP) from São Paulo State, Brazil was assessed by cell isolation and direct microscope counting techniques. Ten strains, belonging to five genera (Synechococcus, Merismopedia, Leptolyngbya, Limnothrix, and Nostoc), were isolated and identified by morphological and molecular(More)
A rapid miniprep method for isolation of DNA from 12 strains of cyanobacteria belonging to groups I, III, IV and V is described. The protocol is a modification of the methods of Boyle and Lew [Boyle, J.S., Lew, A.M., 1995. An inexpensive alternative to glassmilk for DNA purification. Trends Genet. 11, 8] and the cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB)(More)
Cyanobacterial strains isolated from terrestrial and freshwater habitats in Brazil were evaluated for their antimicrobial and siderophore activities. Metabolites of fifty isolates were extracted from the supernatant culture media and cells using ethyl acetate and methanol, respectively. The extracts of 24 isolates showed antimicrobial activity against(More)
Lipopeptides produced by Bacillus subtilis are known for their high antifungal activity. The aim of this paper is to show that at high concentration they can damage the surface ultra-structure of bacterial cells. A lipopeptide extract containing iturin and surfactin (5 mg mL−1) was prepared after isolation from B. subtilis (strain OG) by solid phase(More)
Five non-toxin producing cyanobacterial isolates from the genera Synechococcus, Trichormus, Microcystis, Leptolyngbya and Chlorogloea were examined in terms of quantity and quality as lipid feedstock for biofuel production. Under the conditions used in this study, the biomass productivity ranged from 3.7 to 52.7 mg·L-1·day-1 in relation to dry biomass,(More)
The cyanobacterial community from Brazilian mangrove ecosystems was examined using a culture-dependent method. Fifty cyanobacterial strains were isolated from soil, water and periphytic samples collected from Cardoso Island and Bertioga mangroves using specific cyanobacterial culture media. Unicellular, homocytous and heterocytous morphotypes were(More)
Mangroves are subject to the effects of tides and fluctuations in environmental conditions, which may reach extreme conditions. These ecosystems are severely threatened by human activities despite their ecological importance. Although mangroves are characterized by a highly specialized but low plant diversity in comparison to most other tropical ecosystems,(More)
The biosynthesis of algicides produced by a novelFischerellastrain was investigated. Two allelochemicals were identified, the aminoacylpolyketide fischerellin A (FsA) and the alkaloid 12-epi-hapalindole F (HapF). Based on the structure of FsA, genes that could be involved in its biosynthesis, including those encoding nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs)(More)
Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic prokaryotes found in a range of environments. They are infamous for the production of toxins, as well as bioactive compounds, which exhibit anticancer, antimicrobial and protease inhibition activities. Cyanobacteria produce a broad range of antifungals belonging to structural classes, such as peptides, polyketides and(More)