Valéria Nascimento da Silva

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Gibberella moniliformis is most commonly associated with maize worldwide and produces high levels of fumonisins, some of the most agriculturally important mycotoxins. Studies demonstrate that molecular methods can be helpful for a rapid identification of Fusarium species and their levels of toxin production. The purpose of this research was to apply(More)
The present study evaluated the effect of aflatoxin B(1) (AFB(1)) and fumonisin B(1) (FB(1)) either alone, or in association, on rat primary hepatocyte cultures. Cell viability was assessed by flow cytometry after propidium iodine intercalation. DNA fragmentation and apoptosis were assessed by agarose gel electrophoresis and acridine orange and ethidium(More)
Fusarium verticillioides (Gibberella fujikuroi mating population A) is a producer of fumonisins and one of the main contaminants of corn grains. In Brazil, some studies analyzing strains isolated from corn have demonstrated high levels of fumonisins, whereas the levels for strains isolated from sorghum have been found to be low. In the present study, we(More)
Fumonisins are mycotoxins, produced mainly by Fusarium verticillioides, that are potentially carcinogenic to humans and toxic to animals. Synthesis of these toxins is directed by a cluster of 15 genes, among which FUM1 is the largest; it encodes a polyketide synthase. This enzyme probably catalyzes the synthesis of a polyketide that forms a large portion of(More)
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