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The strains PAl5 and UAP5541 of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus were able to produce endoglucanase (EG), endopolymethylgalacturonase (EPMG) and endoxyloglucanase (EXG) enzymes using sucrose or the corresponding substrate as the sole source of carbon. The results indicate that the hydrolytic activity of the PAl5 strain was inducible, whereas that of the(More)
Various government agencies around the world have proposed vegetable oils and their conversion to biodiesel as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Due to its adaptability to marginal soils and environments, the cultivation of Jatropha curcas is frequently mentioned as the best option for producing biodiesel. In the present work the current situation of(More)
Two strains of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Pal 5, UAP5541) and the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices increased both the shoot and root dry weight of sorghum 45 days after inoculation, whereas they had no effect on the shoot and root dry weight of maize. Co-inoculation (Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus plus Glomus mosseae) did not(More)
Sex expression and floral morphology studies are central to understand breeding behavior and to define the productive potential of plant genotypes. In particular, the new bioenergy crop Jatropha curcas L. has been classified as a monoecious species. Nonetheless, there is no information about its reproductive diversity in the Mesoamerican region, which is(More)
Cacao trees have been cultivated in Mesoamerica for at least 4,000 years. In this study, we analyzed sequence variation in the chloroplast DNA trnH-psbA intergenic spacer from 28 cacao trees from different farms in the Soconusco region in southern Mexico. Genetic relationships were established by two analysis approaches based on geographic origin (five(More)
This study addresses the in vitro culture as an alternative to obtain compounds with cytotoxic activity from the medicinal plant Jatropha curcas (Euphorbiaceae). We determined the presence of cytotoxic compounds in both whole plants and dedifferentiated cells. We evaluated the effect of auxin, cytokinins and light on callus induction in cotyledon explants.(More)
A genetic sexing strain of Anastrepha ludens (Loew), Tapachula-7, was developed by the Mexican Program Against Fruit Flies to produce and release only males in programs where the sterile insect technique (SIT) is applied. Currently, breeding are found at a massive scale, and it is necessary to determine the optimum irradiation dose that releases sterile(More)
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