Monika Walter

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Excessive adiposity has long been associated with increased incidence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, and with increased mortality from breast cancer, regardless of the menopausal status. Although adipose tissue-derived estrogen contributes to obesity-associated risk for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer, the estrogen-independent(More)
A new Salmonella enterica phage, Det7, was isolated from sewage and shown by electron microscopy to belong to the Myoviridae morphogroup of bacteriophages. Det7 contains a 75-kDa protein with 50% overall sequence identity to the tail spike endorhamnosidase of podovirus P22. Adsorption of myoviruses to their bacterial hosts is normally mediated by long and(More)
The effect of fungal inoculum properties on colonization of nonsterile soil by three isolates of the white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor was investigated. Fungal inoculum properties were examined in separate experiments and were fungal inoculum composition, age of fungal inoculum, concentration of the inoculum and inoculation method. The fungal inoculum(More)
A range of microorganisms, with previously identified antagonistic properties towards a variety of plant pathogens, were screened for their biological control activity against the foliar necrotroph Botrytis cinerea. On detached, senescing strawberry leaves the most successful isolate, Trichoderma atroviride LU132, was able to inhibit B. cinerea lesion(More)
Nine New Zealand native white-rot fungi were studied for their ability to grow and survive on different substrates formulated from bark, wheat straw, sawdust, apple pomace and maize products in order to identify their pentachlorophenol (PCP) biodegradation potential and to select a fungal carrier for bioaugmentation of polluted soils. Isolates were also(More)
The effects of temperature, relative humidity (RH), leaf wetness and leaf age on conidium germination were investigated for Spilocaea oleagina, the causal organism of olive leaf spot. Detached leaves of five ages (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 weeks after emergence), six different temperatures (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30°C), eight wetness periods (0, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36(More)
This study was conducted to improve the pentachlorophenol (PCP) bioremediation ability of white-rot fungi in highly contaminated field soils by manipulating bioaugmentation variables. These were the dry weight percentage of fungal inoculum addition (31-175 g kg(-1)), PCP concentration (100-2137 mg kg(-1) PCP), fungal inoculum formulation, and time (1-7 wk).(More)
Downy mildew caused by Peronospora sparsa has resulted in serious production losses in boysenberry (Rubus hybrid), blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), and rose (Rosa sp.) in New Zealand, Mexico, and the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively. Development of a model to predict downy mildew risk would facilitate development and implementation of a(More)
Olive leaf spot caused by the fungus, Spilocaea oleagina, is the most important leaf disease of olives in many olive-growing regions worldwide with yield losses of up to 20%. The genetic structure of S. oleagina populations was investigated with universally primed-polymerase chain reaction (UP-PCR) techniques. Ninety-eight S. oleagina isolates were(More)
Das chronische Schmerzsyndrom des Beckens („chronic pelvic pain syndrome“, CPPS) ist gemäß den Richtlinien der „European Association of Urology“ charakterisiert als ein nicht-maligner Schmerz, der in Bezug auf die Strukturen des weiblichen oder männlichen Beckens über einen Zeitraum von mindestens 6 Monaten wahrgenommen wird, ohne dass eine Infektion oder(More)