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ABSTRACT Contamination of apples (Malus domestica) and derived juices with fungicide residues and patulin produced by Penicillium expansum are major issues of food safety. Biocontrol agents represent an alternative or supplement to chemicals for disease control. Our data show that these microbes could also contribute to actively decreasing patulin(More)
We present a child with an MCA pattern of sclerocornea, hypertelorism, pterygium colli, upper limb syndactyly, ambiguous genitalia, abnormal ears and nose, umbilical hernia, congenital heart disease, and normal chromosomes (46,XX). Although the defects observed in this case follow the diagnostic criteria for Fraser syndrome proposed by Thomas et al. [1986:(More)
Authors have studied 45 babies born during past five years to drug-addicted mothers. Increase in number han been remarkable: from 0.095 per thousand live births in 1980 to 1.57 in 1984. There was and 16.3% incidence for preterm infants, 34.8% for low birth weight and 18.6% were small for gestational age. One third (30.2%) suffered infections, mostly sepsis.(More)
An increasing number of people regularly eats lunch away from home, using catering services. In this context, therefore, it is extremely important to improve the meals' quality, remaining faithful to the principles of hygiene, nutritional and organoleptic quality and proper food handling. At the same time, it is necessary to promote food choices,(More)
Authors report two patients from different families who present similar abnormalities caused by an "almost complete" trisomy of the short arm of chromosome 5 [case No. 1: 46, XY, der (20), t (5; 20) (p11;p13), mat; case No.2: 46, XY, dup (5p)]. Several family members of case No. 1 were balanced translocation carriers. Case No. 2 is probably due to de novo(More)
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