Mayra Kassawara Martins

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Ochratoxin A (OA) is a nephrotoxic and carcinogenic mycotoxin that has been found in cereal and food commodities. Currently, Aspergillus carbonarius, A. niger and A. ochraceus have been recognized as the species responsible for OA in coffee beans. With the aim of developing multiplex-PCR for detection of these species in coffee bean samples, we first(More)
Neste trabalho foram avaliados 212 fungos isolados de plantas da Região Amazônica quanto ao potencial de aplicação em biocatálise como fornecedores de lipases ligadas ao micélio. Estes isolados foram submetidos a ensaios de atividade hidrolítica e sintética. Quando submetidos ao ensaio com o substrato tributirina, 87% dos isolados apresentaram atividade(More)
The genus Streptomyces is considered to be of great industrial importance because of its ability to produce secondary metabolites that account for 80% of the antibiotics currently in use. To optimise the production of antimicrobial compounds from three strains of Streptomyces spp. isolated from the Amazon’s soil, we investigated the influence of physical(More)
Bands of dsRNA were detected in five out of seven isolates of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium flavoviride. The identity of these bands was proven by RNase and S1-nuclease treatments. The transference of dsRNA between isolates (from CG291 to CG442) was successfully carried out through forced heterokaryons. Isogenic strains, with or without dsRNA,(More)
Streptomyces is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria that grows in various environments, and its shape resembles filamentous fungi. The morphological differentiation of Streptomyces involves the formation of a layer of hyphae that can differentiate into a chain of spores. The most interesting property of Streptomyces is the ability to produce bioactive(More)
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