Teresa L. O’Keeffe

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A s the notion that some bacteria live in structurally complex, multicellular communities gains momentum, let us pause to collect our thoughts. Many microbiologists consign organisms with complex structures or behaviors as “weird” and outside the mainstream. Thus, microbiologists who focus on Escherichia coli K-12 acknowledge the complexities of(More)
The phenolic antioxidants, gallic acid, vanillic acid, protocatechuic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, catechin, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid were studied for their effects on ochratoxin A (OTA) production and fungal growth of ochratoxigenic Aspergilli. Of the 12 strains tested, which included A. alliaceus, A. lanosus, A. ochraceus, A. albertensis, A.(More)
Mycotoxins such as aflatoxins, fumonisins, trichothecenes, and ochratoxins are contaminants of many agronomic crops worldwide, and cause both economic losses and health effects. The potential of antagonistic microorganisms to be developed into biological control agents has been investigated in several crop systems, as alternatives to chemical fungicides for(More)
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