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First Report of Tumorigenic Agrobacterium radiobacter on Raspberry in Serbia
Svetlana Milija?evi?,Veljko Gavrilovi?,Svetlana ?ivkovi?,Nenad Trkulja
Pesticidi i Fitomedicina , 2007,
Abstract: During the spring of 2003, gall symptoms on the roots and crowns of young raspberry plants cv. Vilamette were observed near Valjevo. Phytopathogenic bacteria were isolated from diseased plant samples. Based on the pathogenic, morphological, differential biochemicaland physiological characteristics, the isolated strains were identified as tumorigenic Agrobacterium radiobacter (biovar 1 Agrobacterium). In order to confirm the identity of isolated strains by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers complementary to tms2 genelocated on the Ti plasmid were used. In the first PCR protocol using a tms2F1 + tms2R2 primer pair, 617 bp products specific for tumorigenic Agrobacterium strains were amplified. The second PCR protocol, using a tms2F1 + tms2B primer pair, amplified the expected 458 bp products. On the basis of multiplex PCR with primers complementary to chromosomal gene coding for 23S rRNA, the isolated strains were classified as biovar 1 Agrobacterium (A. radiobacter). This is the first report of tumorigenic A. radiobacter on raspberry in Serbia.
In vitro and in vivo toxicity studies of Agrobacterium radiobacter k84 biopolymer (ARB) Estudos in vitro e in vivo de toxicidade de biopolímero de Agrobacterium radiobacter k84 (ARB)  [cached]
Caroline Maria Calliari,Marciane Magnani,Alexandre Ykuio Saito,Pedro Sebasti?o Dionízio Filho
Semina : Ciências Agrárias , 2011,
Abstract: Sugar cane molasses is a cheaper carbon source alternative than glucose traditionally used in fermentation processes. In the present study a biopolymer soluble from Agrobacterium radiobacter k84 (ARB) was obtained by fermentation using sugar cane molasses as a carbon source in a process with yield of 10.0 g.L-1. The ARB is composed by minerals (40%), carbohydrate (35%) and protein (15%). In vitro test of the cytotoxic effect of ARB at concentrations 2.5 mg/mL, 5.0 mg/mL and 10.0 mg/mL in LLC MK2 (Rhesus Monkey Kidney) cells revealed a 50% cytotoxic concentration (CC50) of 9.32 mg/mL. In a 30-day in vivo oral toxicity study, Swiss mice were administered ARB by gavage at 5 mg/mL, 15 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL and 150 mg/mL (approximately 25 mg/kg/day, 75 mg/kg/day, 250 mg/kg/day and 750 mg/kg/day). The results did not present any hematological or histopathological signs of adverse effects, leading us to define the no observed adverse effect level (NOAEL) as 150 mg/mL (approximately 750 mg/kg/day). O mela o de cana-de-a úcar é uma fonte de carbono alternativa de menor custo que a glicose tradicionalmente utilizada em processos fermentativos. No presente estudo, um biopolímero solúvel de Agrobacterium radiobacter k84 (ARB) foi obtido por fermenta o utilizando mela o de cana de a úcar como fonte de carbono em um processo com rendimento de 10,0 g.L-1. O ARB é composto de minerais (40%), carboidratos (35%) e proteínas (15%). O teste do efeito citotóxico do ARB in vitro nas concentra es de 2,5 mg/mL, 5,0 mg/mL e 10,0 mg/mL em células LLC MK2 (Rim de Macaco Rhesus) revelou uma concentra o citotóxica 50% (CC50) de 9,32 mg/mL. Em estudo in vivo de toxicidade oral durante 30 dias, camundongos Swiss receberam por gavagem solu es de ARB nas concentra es de 5 mg/mL, 15 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL e 150 mg/mL (aproximadamente 25 mg/kg/dia, 75 mg/kg/dia, 250 mg/ kg/dia e 750 mg/kg/dia). Os resultados n o apresentaram sinais hematológicos ou histopatológicos de efeitos adversos, levando a definir a dose sem efeito adverso observado (NOAEL) como 150 mg/mL (aproximadamente 750 mg/kg/dia).
Production, characterization and technological properties of biopolymer produced by Agrobacterium radiobacter k84 Produ o, caracteriza o e propriedades tecnológicas de um biopolímero produzido por Agrobacterium radiobacter k84  [cached]
Caroline Maria Calliari,Marciane Magnani,Raúl Jorge Hernan Castro Gómez
Semina : Ciências Agrárias , 2011,
Abstract: In this study, a biopolymer composed of carbohydrates (35%), protein (15%) and minerals (40%) was obtained through fermentation using sugar cane molasses as the sole carbon source for Agrobacterium radiobacter k84. The process yield was 10 gL-1 of biopolymer, which showed high solubility in water, neutral pH in aqueous solution and low water activity (0.52). The analysis in Scanning Electron Microscopy revealed microstructure characteristic of an amorphous solid, with particles of irregular shapes and sizes. In the evaluation of technological properties, the biopolymer showed formation of viscous solutions at room temperature from concentration of 0.5% in aqueous solution, gelling activity in solution at 2%, emulsifying (56.11±1.39%) and stabilizing activity (98.02±0.78%). The results suggest that the biopolymer from Agrobacterium radiobacter k84 is a promising candidate for industrial use. No presente estudo, utilizando mela o de cana-de-a úcar como única fonte de carbono para Agrobacterium radiobacter k84 foi obtido, em processo fermentativo, um biopolímero composto por carboidratos (35%), proteínas (15%) e minerais (40%). O rendimento do processo foi de 10 g.L-1 do biopolímero que apresentou elevada solubilidade em água, pH neutro em solu o aquosa e baixa atividade de água (0.52). As análises em Microscopia Eletr nica de Varredura revelaram microestrutura característica de um sólido amorfo, com partículas de formas irregulares e tamanhos variáveis. Na avalia o das propriedades tecnológicas, o biopolímero mostrou viscosidade à temperatura ambiente a partir da concentra o 0.5% em solu o aquosa, atividade geleificante em solu o a 2%, atividade emulsificante (56.11±0.78%) e estabilizante (98.02±1.39%). Os resultados sugerem o biopolímero de Agrobacterium radiobacter k84 como um candidato promissor para uso industrial.
Avalia??o da mutagenicidade e antimutagenicidade de um biopolímero extraído do microorganismo Agrobacterium radiobacter em camundongos Swiss
Primo, Milka Selestina;Calliari, Caroline Maria;Castro-Gómez, Raúl Jorge Hernan;Mauro, Mariana de Oliveira;Mantovani, Mário Sérgio;Oliveira, Rodrigo Juliano;
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-695X2010000300009
Abstract: this study evaluated the mutagenic and ant mutagenic action of a biopolymer of glucose extracted from agrobacterium radiobacter (biopolymer of agrobacterium radiobacter). the experiment was conducted with swiss male mice divided into eight groups. treatment with the biopolymer was performed in a single dose by gavage at a dose of concomitant phosphate buffer groups in the evaluation of mutagenicity, or the agent of inducing dna damage, cyclophosphamide, the concentration of 50 mg/kg (body weight --b.w.), in groups of assessment ant mutagenic. we used the micronucleus test in peripheral blood. the blood sample was held 24 and 48 h after application of the test substances. statistical analysis showed that the biopolymer has no mutagenic activity and it is effective in preventing damage to dna. the percentages of damage reduction in groups of ant mutagenic were 83.9%, 89.1% and 103.1% in 24 h and 101.24%, 98.14% and 120.64% at doses of 48 to 75, 150 and 300 mg/kg (b.w.) respectively. the high percentage of damage reduction associated with the absence of mutagenic effects indicates the possibility of biopolymer chemoprotection action. it can also be considered a functional food candidate to be used as co-adjuvant chemotherapy to prevent side effects.
Influence of Uracil in Fermentation Media on β-Glucan Production by Agrobacterium Radiobacter A 1.5 and Agrobacterium sp. Bro 1.2.1
Kusmiati,Salmah Muhamad,Sukma Nuswantara,Swasono R.Tamat
Makara Seri Sains , 2007,
Abstract: Optimum β-glucan production can be achieved by an optimum condition in the fermentation media. Uracil, as a precursor of UDP-glucose, may act as a glucose donor in the formation of polysaccharides such as β-glucan. It is expected that addition of certain quantity of uracil into the fermentation media in a suitable growth phase of Agrobacterium radiobacter A 1.5 and Agrobacterium sp. Bro 1.2.1, will significantly increase the β-glucan production. In this investigation, 0.025%; 0.05% or 0.1% of uracil were added into the fermentation media during the logarithmic phase (24 hour) or stationary phase (46 hour) of growth. The β-glucan product was evaluated from the β-glucan (crude) dry-weight and from the β-glucan content. Beta-glucan content was determined as glucose by the Hisamatsu-AOAC and HPLC methods. The highest β-glucan (crude) dry-weight produced by the A. 1.5 was in a medium containg 0.025% uracil (24 hour), whilst by the A. Bro 1.2.1 was in a medium containg 0.1% uracil (46 hour), both higher than control. The highest β-glucan content produced by the A. 1.5 (27.03%) was in a medium containg 0.025% uracil (46 hour), while control produced only 23.28%. The highest β-glucan content produced by the Bro 1.2.1 (29.34%) was in a medium containg 0.025% uracil (24 hour), while control produced only 28.75%. Two-way anova analysis showed that there were no significant influence difference (α = 0,05) from various concentration of uracil in either growth phases, to the yield of β-glucan (crude) dry-weight nor to the β-glucan equivalent glucose content.
Peritonitis due to Rhizobium radiobacter  [PDF]
Raquel Marta,Catarina Damaso,José Esteves da Silva,Margarida Almeida
Einstein (S?o Paulo) , 2011,
Abstract: Rhizobium radiobacter (Agrobacterium radiobacter) is an aerobicGram-negative rod belonging to Agrobacterium genus, a groupof phytopathogenic bacteria present in the soil that has beenimplicated in human opportunistic infections. We report a clinicalcase of bacterial peritonitis in a 5-year-old child with chronic renaldisease in peritoneal dialysis, who had a history of direct soilcontact identified. The infection was treated with ceftazidime andpiperaciline+tazobactam without relapses or the need to remove theperitoneal dialysis catheter.
Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Transfer in Batch Reactor  [PDF]
Baghli, H.,M. Benyettou
Journal of Applied Sciences , 2006,
Abstract: Batch reactors are frequently used in chemical, petrochemical or biochemical industry, for the production of various quality products. Processes used are discontinuous and varied. Indeed, they are characterized by non stationary and non linear systems. An optimal control of the process; requires a modeling and a simulation of the thermal behaviors inside the agitated jacketed reactor in view of the improvement of a high product quality and conditions of security. In certain fields, where the cost and the difficulty of tests are limiting factors, it is advantageous to develop the numeric simulations of these chemical processes. Thus, this study concerns the modeling and simulation of the thermal transfer in an agitated jacketed batch reactor, it is based on a model developed from the global energy balance and empiric correlations which give relationships between thermal transfer coefficients and the stirrer speed. We have achieved the validation of the model by confronting model results with several sets of experiences; for two types of stirrers.
Biodegradation of Crystal Violet by Agrobacterium radiobacter

G K Parshetti,S G Parshetti,A A Telke,D C Kalyani,R A Doong,P Govindwar,

环境科学学报(英文版) , 2011,
Catheter associated bloodstream infection caused by R. radiobacter  [cached]
Sood S,Nerurkar V,Malvankar S
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology , 2010,
Abstract: Rhizobium radiobacter is a gram negative bacillus that is infrequently recognized in clinical specimens but is emerging as an opportunistic human pathogen. Infections due to Rhizobium radiobacter are strongly related to the presence of foreign plastic material and effective treatment often requires removal of the device. We report a case of R. radiobacter bloodstream infection associated with a central venous catheter which was easily controlled by antimicrobial treatment and did not require removal of intravascular device. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report from India implicating R. radiobacter as a cause of human infection.
Statistical Modeling and Online Monitoring for Batch Processes

LU Ning-Yun,WANG Fu-Li,GAO Fu-Rong,WANG Shu,

自动化学报 , 2006,
Abstract: The focus of modern process industry has shifted to the production of higher-value-added products through batch processes. Statistical process monitoring (SPM) has shown to be effective in ensuring process safety and product consistency for batch processes. This paper presents a review of multivariate statistical modeling and monitoring for batch process applications. Based on analysis of the nature of batch processes, this paper reviews each key method in terms of its motivation, development, and application prospective. The review ends with the authors' personal views of challenges and future directions for the area.
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