Sérgio Paulo Severo de Souza Diniz

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Fusarium vascular wilt (caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. passiflorae) is a limiting factor in the cultivation of yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis). Since there is no effective and economically viable control available, development of resistant or at least tolerant cultivars are in demand. A number of procedures have been used for the initial(More)
Rosmarinus officinalis L. (Family Lamiaceae), popularly named rosemary, is a common household plant grown in many parts of the world, including Brazil. Rosemary leaves are used for food flavoring and have been used in folk medicine for many conditions; they have antispasmodic, analgesic, antirheumatic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, expectorant, and(More)
The effects of fusaric acid, a phytotoxin produced byFusarium pathogens, on the metabolism of isolated maize root mitochondria and on maize seed germination and seedling growth were investigated. The phytotoxin inhibited basal and coupled respiration when succinate and α-ketoglutarate were the substrates. Coupled respiration dependent on NADH was inhibited,(More)
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