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Harmless strains of Aspergillus prevent maize crop loss, by competing out toxic strains

Harmless strains of Aspergillus prevent maize crop loss, by competing out toxic strainsTue, 02/06/2018 - 11:53News blog
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Source: Mycoses - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractAflatoxins are toxic and carcinogenic secondary metabolites produced primarily by the filamentous fungiAspergillus flavus andAspergillus parasiticus and cause toxin contamination in food chain worldwide.Aspergillus oryzae andAspergillus sojae are highly valued as koji molds in the traditional preparation of fermented foods, such as miso, sake, and shoyu. Koji mold species are generally perceived of as being nontoxigenic and are generally recognized as safe (GRAS). Fungal isolates were collected from a California orchard and a few were initially identified to beA. sojae usingβ-tubulin gene sequences blasted aga...
Source: Mycotoxin Research - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2018 Source:The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics Author(s): Julie Denis, Faezeh Forouzanfar, Raoul Herbrecht, Elise Toussaint, Romain Kessler, Marcela Sabou, Ermanno Candolfi, Valérie Letsher-Bru Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a common complication of immunosuppression. Rapid diagnosis using molecular techniques is essential to improve patient survival. PCR techniques are promising in enhancing Aspergillus detection in blood and respiratory samples. Here, we evaluate for the first time the performances of two commercial Real-Time PCR kits, the A. fumigatus&r...
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Mutations in this chloride channel lead to mucus accumulation, subsequent recurrent pulmonary infections, and inflammation, which, in turn, cause chronic lung disease and respiratory failure. Recently, rates of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in CF patients have been increasing. Of particular relevance is infection with Mycobacterium abscessus, which causes a serious, life-threatening disease and constitutes one of the most antibiotic-resistant NTM species. Interestingly, an in...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Host Response and Inflammation Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to test the efficacy of producing lovastatin in rice straw treated withAspergillus terreus in larger laboratory scale following the procedure previously reported and to investigate the effectiveness of the treated rice straw containing lovastatin on methane mitigation in goats. The concentration of lovastatin in the treated rice straw was 0.69  ± 0.05 g/kg dry matter (DM) rice straw. Our results showed that supplementation of lovastatin at 4.14 mg/kg BW reduced methane production by 32% while improving the DM digestibility by 13% (P 
Source: Tropical Animal Health and Production - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
BLACK mould and damp is a common problem during this time of year and respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma can be a result of infestations. Inhaling tiny bits of mould can also cause a condition called aspergillosis. The NHS explains how best to get rid of mould and damp problems.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a common complication of immunosuppression. Rapid diagnosis using molecular techniques is essential to improve patient survival. PCR techniques are promising in enhancing Aspergillus detection in blood and respiratory samples. Here, we evaluate for the first time the performances of two commercial Real-Time PCR kits, the A. fumigatus ® Bio-Evolution and the MycoGENIE® A. fumigatus for the detection of A. fumigatus DNA in broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) from patients with and without IPA.
Source: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research
Diby Paul The present study was aimed at using cellulolytic bacterium Enhydrobacter and fungi Aspergillus sp. for preparing compost from rice husk (RH). Further, the prepared compost was tested for their effect on blackgram growth promotion along with different levels of recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) in black soil (typic Haplustalf) and red soil (typic Rhodustalf) soil. The results revealed that, inoculation with lignocellulolytic fungus (LCF) Aspergillus sp. @ 2% was considered as the most efficient method of composting within a short period. Characterization of composted rice husk (CRH) was examined through sc...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractA new type of magnetic bioadsorbent (CDAB) was synthesized by reaction of amidoxime modified calix[6]arene derivative with theAspergillus niger-Fe3O4 bio-nanocomposite, the bioadsorbent have been well characterized with FT-IR, SEM-EDS, XPS and VSM. The effects of various experimental parameters include pH, contact time, initial uranium(VI) concentration, adsorbent dosage and temperature on the bioadsorption of uranium(VI) were investigated in detail. Adsorption experimental results showed the adsorption process of CDAB was pseudo-second order kinetic model and Langmuir adsorption isotherm model. The maximum adsorpt...
Source: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
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