Paloma Sánchez-Torres

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Using a DNA fragment containing the Aspergillus niger abfB gene as a probe, the homologous Aspergillus nidulans gene, designated abfB, has been cloned from a genomic library containing size-selected HindIII fragments. The nucleotide sequence of the A. nidulans abfB gene shows strong homology with the A. niger abfB, Trichoderma reesei abf-1 and Trichoderma(More)
Postharvest losses of citrus fruit due to green mold decay, caused by the fungus Penicillium digitaum, have a considerable economic impact. However, little is known about the molecular processes underlying the response of citrus fruit to P. digitatum. Here we describe the construction of a subtracted cDNA library enriched in citrus genes preferentially(More)
Plant pathogenic fungi are the causal agents of the most detrimental diseases in plants, including economically important crops, provoking considerable yield losses worldwide. Fungal pathogens can infect a wide range of plant species or be restricted to one or few host species. Some of them are obligate parasites requiring the presence of the living host to(More)
SUMMARY Differences in gene expression during the susceptible interaction between 'Golden Delicious' apple fruits and the fungus Penicillium expansum were investigated by differential display (DD) RT-PCR. Partial cDNAs from 26 clones from both the fungus and the fruit were selected for nucleotide sequence determination and homology searches, and 20 were(More)
Strictly conserved charged residues among polygalacturonases (Asp-180, Asp-201, Asp-202, His-223, Arg-256, and Lys-258) were subjected to site-directed mutagenesis in Aspergillus niger endopolygalacturonase II. Specific activity, product progression, and kinetic parameters (K(m) and V(max)) were determined on polygalacturonic acid for the purified mutated(More)
Population dynamics of natural and inoculated industrial wine fermentations have been studied by using a simple molecular biology technique based on mitochondrial DNA restriction analysis profile. The predominance of the inoculated strain in the inoculated fermentations is obvious. A genetic transformation system has been developed for an industrial wine(More)
The cDNA encoding vanillyl-alcohol oxidase (EC was selected from a cDNA library constructed from mRNA isolated from Penicillium simplicissimum CBS 170.90 grown on veratryl alcohol by immunochemical screening. The vaoA-cDNA nucleotide sequence revealed an open reading frame of 1680 base pairs encoding a 560-amino acid protein with a deduced mass of(More)
A recombinant wine yeast strain has been constructed expressing the gene coding for alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase B from Aspergillus niger under the control of the yeast actin gene promoter. The protein is efficiently secreted by the recombinant yeast, allowing its purification and characterisation. The heterologous alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase B shows similar(More)
‘Algerie’ is currently the most important loquat cultivar in Spain. The incidence and etiology of postharvest diseases affecting this cultivar were determined under local conditions. Latent and wound pathogens were evaluated for two consecutive seasons on commercially grown loquats from two orchards. Healthy loquats were either surface-disinfected or(More)
Blue mould disease caused by Penicillium expansum infection is one of the most important diseases of pome fruit accounting for important economic losses. In the present study, the PeSte12 transcription factor gene was identified, and deletant mutants were produced by gene replacement. Knockout mutants showed a significant decrease of virulence during apple(More)