Michaela Thamhesl

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Detoxification of the mycotoxin fumonisin B(1) comprises at least two enzymatic steps, an initial deesterification reaction, followed by deamination of the resulting hydrolyzed fumonisin B(1). In this study, two genes that are responsible for degradation of fumonisin B(1) by the bacterium Sphingopyxis sp. MTA144 were identified within a gene cluster,(More)
Previous research identified several microorganisms and pathways capable of degrading the mycotoxin fumonisin B1 (FB1). Degradation of FB1 by microorganisms seems to comprise two essential steps: hydrolysis to hydrolyzed fumonisin B1 (HFB1) and deamination of the hydrolysis product. One of the previously studied microorganisms was the Gram negative(More)
Ergopeptines are a predominant class of ergot alkaloids produced by tall fescue grass endophyte Neotyphodium coenophialum or cereal pathogen Claviceps purpurea. The vasoconstrictive activity of ergopeptines makes them toxic for mammals, and they can be a problem in animal husbandry. We isolated an ergopeptine degrading bacterial strain, MTHt3, and(More)
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