Brancini, Guilherme T. P.
Ferreira, Marcia Eliana da S.
Rangel, Drauzio E. N.
Braga, Gilberto U. L.
Total Authors: 5
 Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut Ribeirao Preto, Dept Anal Clin Toxicol & Bromatol, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto, Dept Fis, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut Ribeirao Preto, Dept Ciencias Farmaceut, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
 Univ Fed Goias, Inst Patol Trop & Saude Publ, BR-74605050 Goiania, Go - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Journal of Invertebrate Pathology;
Web of Science Citations:
Metarhiziun acridum is an entomopathogen currently used against acridids. We have previously reported that exposing mycelium to visible light increases M. acridum tolerance to ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation. Here we evaluated if light could also increase tolerance to ultraviolet-C (UV-C) radiation. We observed that, as opposed to UV-B radiation, light did not increase tolerance to UV-C radiation under dark repair conditions. However, light did increase tolerance to UV-C radiation if photoreactivating light was present after UV-C exposure. Quantitative PCR experiments revealed that light up-regulates a photolyase gene. This is the first report showing that light regulates photoreactivating ability in M. acridum. (AU)