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A taxonomic study was carried out on bacterial strain H3(T), which was isolated from the toxic marine diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries. Cells of strain H3(T) were Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped, non-motile and capable of reducing nitrate to nitrite, but not denitrification. Growth was observed at NaCl concentrations of 1-9%, pH 6-12 and 10-37 °C. It was(More)
The marine diatom Chaetoceros muelleri grown under air (0.03% CO2), 10%, 20%, and 30% CO2 conditions was evaluated to determine its potential for CO2 reduction coupled with biodiesel production. The results indicated that C. muelleri grows well with high CO2 aeration levels (10-20%) and is induced to accumulate lipids under 10-30% CO2. In particular, the(More)
Thirty-six strains of endophytic Colletotrichum species were isolated from leaves of Bletilla ochracea Schltr. (Orchidaceae) collected from 5 sites in Guizhou, China. Seventeen different species, including 7 new species (namely C. bletillum, C. caudasporum, C. duyunensis, C. endophytum, C. excelsum-altitudum and C. guizhouensis and C. ochracea), 8(More)
Rare sugars, referred to as monosaccharides and their derivatives that rarely exist in nature, can be applied in many areas ranging from foodstuffs to pharmaceutical and nutrition industry, or as starting materials for various natural products and drug candidates. Unfortunately, an important factor restricting the utilization of rare sugars is their limited(More)
Surfaces of amphiphilic phosphorylcholine polymer (PC1036) prepared by spin-coating were characterized by spectroscopic ellipsometry, water contact angle and atomic force microscopy. The antifouling properties of the PC1036 films to marine benthic diatom Nitzschia closterium MMDL533 were also investigated. The results showed that the dry PC1036 film(More)
The Diaporthe species include important plant pathogenic fungi with wide host ranges and geographic distributions. In this paper, species associated with Lithocarpus glabra were examined using a multi-locus phylogeny based on a combined rDNA-internal transcribed spacer (ITS), and partial translation elongation factor 1-alpha (TEF1), beta tubulin (TUB), and(More)
Three new species of Phomopsis causing leaf spots on multiple hosts in Gutianshan Nature Reserve are characterized and illustrated. Phylogenetic analyses and morphological characteristics are employed to justify the introduction of the new species. The phylogenetic relationships of the three new species were inferred by analyses based on combined(More)
This study characterized the changes of nitric oxide (NO) production during the growth of Microcystis aerugrinosa, a cyanobacterium which usually cause cyanobacterial blooms. Results showed a drastic NO release accompanying with cell density and Chl-a content sharp rises when M. aerugrinosa grew from fifth day to sixth day. Moreover, high N:P ratio(More)
In this paper, the detailed morphology of Prorocentrum donghaiense was studied. Taxonomic comparison was made between P. donghaiense and other relevant Prorocentrum species. The results suggested that distinct differences existed among them with respect to their conservative characteristics of morphology and cell sizes. This kind of discrepancy was far(More)
Food proteins have been widely used as carrier materials due to their multiple functional properties. Hydrophobic bioactives are generally dissolved in the oil phase of O/W emulsions. Ligand-binding properties provide the possibility of binding bioactives to the protein membrane of oil droplets. In this study, the influence of whey protein isolate (WPI)(More)