Marta Amelia Vattuone

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Fusarium species are worldwide causal agents of ear rot in cereals. Their toxigenic potential is a health risk for both humans and animals. In Argentina, most identification of these fungi has been based on morphological and cross-fertility criteria which are time consuming and require considerable expertise in Fusarium taxonomy and physiology. DNA based(More)
Members of the Fusarium graminearum species complex (Fg complex) are the causal agents of ear rot in maize and Fusarium head blight of wheat and other small grain cereals. The potential of these pathogens to contaminate cereals with trichothecene mycotoxins is a health risk for both humans and animals. A survey of ear rot isolates from maize collected in(More)
The soluble acid invertase (β-D-fructofuranoside fructohydrolase, EC 3.2.1.26) from potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Kennebec) tubers was located in the vacuoles. Although the functionality of this invertase in the vacuoles has been assumed, the activity of the enzyme has never been shown within isolated vacuoles. Vacuoles were prepared by gentle osmotic(More)
Propolis is extensively used in Argentine folk medicine. Alcoholic extracts of propolis from different regions of Argentina were prepared. The extracts were analysed for the determination of total flavonoid content (from 13.3 to 42.6 mg/g of propolis) by using the aluminum nitrate method, UV spectrophotometry and thin layer chromatography. All of them(More)
AIMS To determine the antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of northwestern Argentinian plants used in folk medicine. To compare the mentioned activities with those of five commercial antibiotics. To identify the compounds responsible for the antibacterial activity. METHODS AND RESULTS Plant extracts were prepared(More)
The aim of this work was to investigate the role of pericarp phenylpropanoids as resistance factors to F. verticillioides in eleven maize genotypes. Disease severity and kernel fumonisin accumulation were measured after inoculation with F. verticillioides and related to contents of pericarp phenylpropanoids in field trials conducted during 2 years. Grain(More)
The present work describes the purification and characterization of a novel extracellular polygalacturonase, PGase I, produced by Pycnoporus sanguineus when grown on citrus fruit pectin. This substrate gave enhanced enzyme production as compared to sucrose and lactose. PGase I is an exocellular enzyme releasing galacturonic acid as its principal hydrolysis(More)
The present study was conducted to investigate antibacterial activity of Zuccagnia punctata ethanolic extract against 47 strains of antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria and to identify bioactive compounds. Inhibition of bacterial growth was investigated using agar diffusion, agar macrodilution, broth microdilution and bioautographic methods.(More)
Propolis is extensively used in Argentine folk medicine. Alcoholic extracts of propolis from four localities of Amaicha del Valle (El Paraiso, La Banda Este, La Banda Oeste and El Molino), Province of Tucumán and from Cerrillos, Province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina were prepared. All showed antibacterial activity against Gram positive bacteria, the(More)