Rengin Eltem

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A method for the determination of ochratoxin A (OTA) in sultanas from Turkey using extraction with a sodium bicarbonate solution (2% NaHCO3) followed by immunoaffinity clean-up and liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection was used to assess the frequency of occurrence and level of OTA. In-house validation was carried out with spiked samples at(More)
The results of surveillance for ochratoxin A (OTA) in 1885 samples of sultanas taken during five crop years between 1999 and 2003 are reported. The analytical method was based on extraction with methanol + sodium bicarbonate and clean-up by immunoaffinity column chromatography followed by high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection.(More)
Two brands of latex rubber gloves and one brand of polyvinyl chloride glove were examined for their permeability. New and used gloves were included. All of the gloves were examined visually and then subjected to an air leakage test, an electrical test, and a microbiologic test. Permeability was evaluated independently by two researchers in a blind manner.(More)
  • R Eltem
  • International journal of food microbiology
  • 1996
The growth and aflatoxin production of five Aspergillus flavus and two Aspergillus parasiticus strains isolated from natural black olives in brine for table consumption, fresh whole black olives, fresh damaged black olives and fresh black olive paste were examined. Aspergillus flavus NRRL 6555 and A. parasiticus NRRL 2999 strains were also studied for(More)
Endophytes are microorganisms which live symbiotically with almost all varieties of plant and in turn helping the plant in a number of ways. Instead of satisfactory surface sterilization approaches, repeatedly occurring bacterial growth on in vitro rootstock cultures of peach and pear was identified and isolated as endophytic bacteria in our present study.(More)
PURPOSE The restorative materials amalgam (Standalloy F) and glass ionomer cements (Chelon Silver) were comparatively investigated to determine the number of mutans streptococci METHODS Saliva and plaque were collected from patients before and 40 days after the insertion of their restorations. RESULTS Total bateria and mutans streptococci counts were(More)
This study investigated the phosphate uptake capacities of bacteria isolated from aerobic and anaerobic phosphate removal tanks at a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Izmir, Turkey, removing chemical oxygen demand to nitrogen (COD-N) and phosphorus (P) on a full-scale basis. Conventional plating techniques and an enrichment culture method were used to(More)
In this study, two local strains of Penicillium chrysogenum named EGEK458 and EGEK469 were selected for enhancement of Penicillin G (PenG) production under solid state fermentation (SSF) conditions. These two strains were selected among seven strains according to their fermentation yields for PenG production during previous tests under submerged(More)
Sun drying of seedless grapes (Vitis vinifera cv. Sultanina) is widely practised in the western Aegean Region providing Turkey with a significant share in the world trade of sultanas. Research was initiated in 1998 to determine the incidence of ochratoxin A (OTA), to identify the major factors resulting in contamination and to develop techniques to reduce(More)
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