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  1. Food Value of Mealworm Grown on Acrocomia aculeata Pulp Flour

    Ariana Vieira Alves; Eliana Janet Sanjinez-Argandoña; Adelita Maria Linzmeier; Claudia Andrea Lima Cardoso; Maria Lígia Rodrigues Macedo

    2016-01-01

    Insects have played an important role as human food throughout history, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. A good example of edible insects is the mealworm, Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae), which are eaten in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. This species is easily bred in captivity, requiring simple management. The bocaiuva (Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd) is an abundant palm tree found in the Brazilian Cerrado, providing fruits with high nutri...

  2. Food Value of Mealworm Grown on Acrocomia aculeata Pulp Flour.

    Ariana Vieira Alves

    Full Text Available Insects have played an important role as human food throughout history, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. A good example of edible insects is the mealworm, Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, which are eaten in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. This species is easily bred in captivity, requiring simple management. The bocaiuva (Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd is an abundant palm tree found in the Brazilian Cerrado, providing fruits with high nutritional value. The aim of this work was to determine the chemical composition of T. molitor grown in different artificial diets with bocaiuva pulp flour. The nutritional composition, fatty acid composition, antioxidant activity, trypsin activity and anti-nutritional factors of larvae were analyzed. The results showed that mealworms grown on artificial diet with bocaiuva are a good source of protein (44.83% and lipid (40.45%, with significant levels of unsaturated fatty acids (65.99%, antioxidant activity (4.5 μM Trolox/g of oil extracted from larvae and absence of anti-nutritional factors. This study indicates a new source of biomass for growing mealworms and shows that it is possible to breed mealworms in artificial diet with bocaiuva flour without compromising the nutritional quality of the larvae.

  3. Food Value of Mealworm Grown on Acrocomia aculeata Pulp Flour.

    Alves, Ariana Vieira; Sanjinez-Argandoña, Eliana Janet; Linzmeier, Adelita Maria; Cardoso, Claudia Andrea Lima; Macedo, Maria Lígia Rodrigues

    2016-01-01

    Insects have played an important role as human food throughout history, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. A good example of edible insects is the mealworm, Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae), which are eaten in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. This species is easily bred in captivity, requiring simple management. The bocaiuva (Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd) is an abundant palm tree found in the Brazilian Cerrado, providing fruits with high nutritional value. The aim of this work was to determine the chemical composition of T. molitor grown in different artificial diets with bocaiuva pulp flour. The nutritional composition, fatty acid composition, antioxidant activity, trypsin activity and anti-nutritional factors of larvae were analyzed. The results showed that mealworms grown on artificial diet with bocaiuva are a good source of protein (44.83%) and lipid (40.45%), with significant levels of unsaturated fatty acids (65.99%), antioxidant activity (4.5 μM Trolox/g of oil extracted from larvae) and absence of anti-nutritional factors. This study indicates a new source of biomass for growing mealworms and shows that it is possible to breed mealworms in artificial diet with bocaiuva flour without compromising the nutritional quality of the larvae. PMID:26974840

  4. Food Value of Mealworm Grown on Acrocomia aculeata Pulp Flour

    Alves, Ariana Vieira; Sanjinez-Argandoña, Eliana Janet; Linzmeier, Adelita Maria; Cardoso, Claudia Andrea Lima; Macedo, Maria Lígia Rodrigues

    2016-01-01

    Insects have played an important role as human food throughout history, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. A good example of edible insects is the mealworm, Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae), which are eaten in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. This species is easily bred in captivity, requiring simple management. The bocaiuva (Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd) is an abundant palm tree found in the Brazilian Cerrado, providing fruits with high nutritional value. The aim of this work was to determine the chemical composition of T. molitor grown in different artificial diets with bocaiuva pulp flour. The nutritional composition, fatty acid composition, antioxidant activity, trypsin activity and anti-nutritional factors of larvae were analyzed. The results showed that mealworms grown on artificial diet with bocaiuva are a good source of protein (44.83%) and lipid (40.45%), with significant levels of unsaturated fatty acids (65.99%), antioxidant activity (4.5 μM Trolox/g of oil extracted from larvae) and absence of anti-nutritional factors. This study indicates a new source of biomass for growing mealworms and shows that it is possible to breed mealworms in artificial diet with bocaiuva flour without compromising the nutritional quality of the larvae. PMID:26974840

  5. Chemical Composition and Food Potential of Pachymerus nucleorum Larvae Parasitizing Acrocomia aculeata Kernels

    Ariana Vieira Alves; Eliana Janet Sanjinez Argandoña; Adelita Maria Linzmeier; Claudia Andrea Lima Cardoso; Maria Lígia Rodrigues Macedo

    2016-01-01

    Insect consumption as food is culturally practiced in various regions of the world. In Brazil, there are more than 130 species of edible insects registered, from nine orders, among which stands out the Coleoptera. The larva of the beetle Pachymerus nucleorum Fabricius, 1792, grows into the bocaiuva fruit (Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd. Ex Mart., 1845), which has proven nutritional quality. The aim of this work was to evaluate the nutritional potential of P. nucleorum larvae compared to boca...

  6. Efecto de la Refinación Física Sobre el Aceite de la Almendra del Corozo (Acrocomia aculeata Effect of Physical Refining on the Oil of the Corozo’s Kernel (Acrocomia aculeata

    Carlos Hernández

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal fue evaluar el efecto de la refinación física sobre las características del aceite de la almendra del fruto de la palma corozo (Acrocomia aculeata. La metodología se inició con un plan de muestreo que permitió obtener una muestra representativa del fruto del lugar de estudio. Se extrajo el aceite utilizando la operación de prensado en frío, luego se realizó una refinación física que consistió en un desgomado, blanqueado, desodorizado y desacidificación. Al aceite crudo y refinado se le determinó el perfil de ácidos grasos. En la etapa de desacidificación y desodorización el índice de peróxido fue de 1,974 miliequivalente de O2 kg-1 de aceite. El grado de acidez determinado como ácido oleico para el aceite crudo y refinado fue de 0,620 y 0,100%, respectivamente. La refinación física aplicada redujo el olor y el grado de acidez de forma apreciable, pudiéndose recomendar para la purificación de este aceite.The principal objective was to evaluate the effect of the physical refining on the characteristics in the oil of the corozo’s palm kernel fruit (Acrocomia aculeata. The methodology, it began with a plan of sampling that allowed to obtain a representative sample of the fruit of the place of study. The oil was extracted using the operation of pressing in cold, then there was realized a physical refining that consisted of a degumming, bleaching, deodorized and desacidification. To the raw and refined oil there decided the profile of oily acids. In the stage of desacidification and deodorized the index of peroxide was of 1,974 miliequivalent of O2 kg-1 of oil. The degree of acidity determined as acid oleic for the raw and refined oil was of 0,620 and 0,100%, respectively. The physical refining applied reduced the smell and the degree of acidity of valuable form, being able to be recommended for the purification of this oil.

  7. Acrocomia aculeata prevents toxicogenetic damage caused by the antitumor agent cyclophosphamide.

    Magosso, M F; Carvalho, P C; Shneider, B U C; Pessatto, L R; Pesarini, J R; Silva, P V B; Correa, W A; Kassuya, C A L; Muzzi, R M; Oliveira, R J

    2016-01-01

    Acrocomia aculeata is a plant rich in antioxidant compounds. Studies suggest that this plant has anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and diuretic potential. We assessed the antigenotoxic, antimutagenic, immunomodulation, and apoptotic potentials of A. aculeata alone and in combination with an antitumor agent, cyclophosphamide. Swiss male mice (N = 140) were used. The animals were divided into 14 experimental groups as follows: a negative group, a positive group (100 mg/kg cyclophosphamide), groups that only received the oil extracted from the almond (AO) and from the pulp (PO) of A. aculeata at doses of 3, 15, and 30 mg/kg, and the associated treatment groups (oils combined with cyclophosphamide) involving pretreatment, simultaneous, and post-treatment protocols. Data suggest that both oils were chemopreventive at all doses, based on the tested protocols. The highest damage reduction percentages, observed for AO and PO were 88.19 and 90.03%, respectively, for the comet assay and 69.73 and 70.93%, respectively, for the micronucleus assay. Both AO and PO demonstrated immunomodulatory activity. The oils reduced the capacity of cyclophosphamide to trigger apoptosis in the liver, spleen, and kidney cells. These results suggest that A. aculeate AO and PO can be classified as a functional food and also enrich other functional foods and nutraceuticals with chemopreventive features. However, they are not appropriate sources for chemotherapeutic adjuvants, in particular for those used in combination with cyclophosphamide. PMID:27173316

  8. Chemical and nutritional evaluation of kernels of bocaiuva, Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd. Avaliação química e nutricional de amêndoas da bocaiúva, Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd.

    Priscila A. Hiane; Paulo Aparecido Baldasso; Sérgio Marangoni; Maria Lígia R. Macedo

    2006-01-01

    Protein characterization and results of proximate composition and mineral analyses of fruit kernels of bocaiuva, Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd., are reported. The kernels presented high contents of oil (51.7%), protein (17.6%) and fiber (15.8%). The seeds´ soluble proteins were isolated according to their solubility. The main separated proteins were globulins (53.5%) and glutelins (40.0%). Moreover, the presence of low molecular mass proteases in these two fractions was shown by the S...

  9. Qualidade nutricional da polpa de bocaiúva Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd. Nutritional quality of the pulp of bocaiuva Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd.

    Maria Isabel Lima Ramos

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de incentivar o consumo e o aproveitamento de alimentos oriundos do Cerrado Brasileiro, foram determinados os teores de umidade, lipídios totais, proteínas, carboidratos, cinzas, fibra, minerais e os principais carotenóides da polpa de bocaiúva, Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd. A porção comestível do fruto (polpa e amêndoa representou aproximadamente a metade do peso total do fruto. A polpa apresentou 52,99% de umidade, 8,14% de lipídios totais, 1,5% de proteínas, 22,08% de carboidratos, 1,51% de cinzas e 13,76% de fibra. O valor energético foi estimado em 167,67 kcal.100 g-1 de polpa úmida, o qual mostrou-se superior ao de outros frutos da região Centro-Oeste. Entre os minerais avaliados, a maior concentração foi a do potássio (766,37 ± 18,36 mg.100 g-1, seguida do cálcio (61,96 ± 2,30 mg.100 g-1 e do fósforo (36,70 mg.100 g-1. Relacionando-se os resultados de minerais às IDR de referências dos mesmos, a polpa de bocaiúva pode ser classificada como rica em cobre para crianças, como fonte de zinco e potássio para crianças e como fonte de cobre e potássio para adultos. A polpa mostrou-se rica em β-caroteno (49,0 ± 2,0 µg.g-1 de polpa integral, principal carotenóide identificado no fruto analisado, podendo contribuir com o enriquecimento da dieta regional em programas de suplementação alimentar, como uma fonte natural desse nutriente e dos minerais cobre, potássio e zinco.With the aim at stimulating the consumption of natural food from the Brazilian Cerrado (vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, the contens of moisture, lipid, protein, carbohydrate, ash, fiber, minerals, and main carotenoids were determinated in the bocaiuva Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd. pulp. The edible portion of the fruit (pulp and kernel corresponded to 50% of the whole fruit. The pulp presented 52.99% of moisture, 8.14% of total lipids, 1.5% of protein, 22.08% of carbohydrates, 1.51% of ash, and 13.76% of fiber. The

  10. Development of agroclimatic zoning model to delimit the potential growing areas for macaw palm (Acrocomia aculeata)

    Falasca, Silvia; Ulberich, Ana; Pitta-Alvarez, Sandra

    2016-07-01

    The growing biodiesel production requires the use of new technologies and alternative feedstocks to maintain the growing demand of this biofuel. The macaw (Acrocomia aculeata) is a palm native to Argentina whose fruits present high oil content. Due to its tolerance to prolonged drought, it is a promising crop for biodiesel and biokerosene production. The aim of this work was to design an agroclimatic zoning model to define the potential growing areas from macaw in Argentina. To define the agroclimatic suitability to produce oil, it was necessary to identify the requirements, limits, and biometeorological tolerance for this palm. In order to define the agroclimatic fitness of this crop in Argentina, the meteorological data corresponding to the period 1981-2010 were employed. The agroclimatic indices were integrated in a Geographic Information System. The maps were superimposed and the overlapping regions delineated the agroclimatic zoning. The agroclimatic zonation classified zones with homogeneous characteristics responding to bioclimatic requirements of this species, resulting in optimal, very suitable, suitable, and nonsuitable areas for macaw cultivation. The authors designed an agroclimatic zoning model based on bibliography. This model can be used in any part of the world, employing the same agroclimatic indices presented in this work.

  11. Chemical Composition and Food Potential of Pachymerus nucleorum Larvae Parasitizing Acrocomia aculeata Kernels.

    Alves, Ariana Vieira; Sanjinez Argandoña, Eliana Janet; Linzmeier, Adelita Maria; Cardoso, Claudia Andrea Lima; Macedo, Maria Lígia Rodrigues

    2016-01-01

    Insect consumption as food is culturally practiced in various regions of the world. In Brazil, there are more than 130 species of edible insects registered, from nine orders, among which stands out the Coleoptera. The larva of the beetle Pachymerus nucleorum Fabricius, 1792, grows into the bocaiuva fruit (Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd. Ex Mart., 1845), which has proven nutritional quality. The aim of this work was to evaluate the nutritional potential of P. nucleorum larvae compared to bocaiuva kernels for human consumption. Proteins were the second largest portion of the larvae nutritional composition (33.13%), with percentage higher than the bocaiuva kernels (14.21%). The larval lipid content (37.87%) was also high, very close to the kernels (44.96%). The fraction corresponding to fatty acids in the oil extracted from the larvae was 40.17% for the saturated and 46.52% for the unsaturated. The antioxidant activity value was 24.3 uM trolox/g of oil extracted from larvae. The larvae tryptic activity was 0.032±0.006 nmol BAPNA/min. Both the larvae and the bocaiuva kernel presented absence of anti-nutritional factors. These results favor the use of P. nucleorum larvae as food, which are a great protein and lipid sources with considerable concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids compared to the bocaiuva kernel. PMID:27031500

  12. Chemical Composition and Food Potential of Pachymerus nucleorum Larvae Parasitizing Acrocomia aculeata Kernels.

    Ariana Vieira Alves

    Full Text Available Insect consumption as food is culturally practiced in various regions of the world. In Brazil, there are more than 130 species of edible insects registered, from nine orders, among which stands out the Coleoptera. The larva of the beetle Pachymerus nucleorum Fabricius, 1792, grows into the bocaiuva fruit (Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd. Ex Mart., 1845, which has proven nutritional quality. The aim of this work was to evaluate the nutritional potential of P. nucleorum larvae compared to bocaiuva kernels for human consumption. Proteins were the second largest portion of the larvae nutritional composition (33.13%, with percentage higher than the bocaiuva kernels (14.21%. The larval lipid content (37.87% was also high, very close to the kernels (44.96%. The fraction corresponding to fatty acids in the oil extracted from the larvae was 40.17% for the saturated and 46.52% for the unsaturated. The antioxidant activity value was 24.3 uM trolox/g of oil extracted from larvae. The larvae tryptic activity was 0.032±0.006 nmol BAPNA/min. Both the larvae and the bocaiuva kernel presented absence of anti-nutritional factors. These results favor the use of P. nucleorum larvae as food, which are a great protein and lipid sources with considerable concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids compared to the bocaiuva kernel.

  13. Chemical and nutritional evaluation of kernels of bocaiuva, Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd. Avaliação química e nutricional de amêndoas da bocaiúva, Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd.

    Priscila A. Hiane

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Protein characterization and results of proximate composition and mineral analyses of fruit kernels of bocaiuva, Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd., are reported. The kernels presented high contents of oil (51.7%, protein (17.6% and fiber (15.8%. The seeds´ soluble proteins were isolated according to their solubility. The main separated proteins were globulins (53.5% and glutelins (40.0%. Moreover, the presence of low molecular mass proteases in these two fractions was shown by the SDS-PAGE method. The assays of protease-inhibitory and hemagglutinating activities showed that bocaiuva´s protein fractions were not resistant to trypsin or chymotrypsin activities and that both had low lectin content. The globulin in vitro digestibility assay resembled a casein standard. Neither globulin nor glutelin enzymatic hydrolyses increased significantly (p Caracterização de proteínas e análises da composição centesimal e teores de minerais foram realizados nas amêndoas da bocaiúva, Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd. As amêndoas apresentaram alto teor de lipídio (51,7%, proteína (17,6% e fibra (15,8%. Proteínas solúveis das sementes foram fracionadas de acordo com a sua solubilidade. As principais proteínas separadas foram as globulinas (53,5% e glutelinas (40,0%, e a presença de proteases de baixo peso molecular nessas duas frações foi revelada por eletroforese em gel de poliacrilamida (SDS-PAGE. Ensaios da atividade inibitória de proteases e da hemaglutinação mostraram que as frações protéicas da bocaiúva não foram resistentes à ação da tripsina e quimotripsina e apresentaram baixo teor de lectina. A digestibilidade in vitro da globulina foi semelhante à da caseína padrão. Hidrólises enzimáticas da globulina e glutelina não aumentaram significativamente (p < 0,05, com o aquecimento. Treonina e lisina são os aminoácidos mais limitantes, respectivamente, das duas principais frações de proteínas da amêndoa da bocaiúva, a

  14. Evaluación fisico-química de la semilla y del aceite de corozo ( Acrocomia aculeata Jacq.

    Medina, Carlos

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available In this research, physicochemical characteristics of the seed and seed oil of corozo ( Acrocomia aculeata Jacq., a wild palm from Central and South America , were evaluated. Seeds obtained from mature fruits from “El Chaparro” town, Anzoategui state, Venezuela, harvested in March 2003, were decorticated; the endospermus was transformed to meal by means of grinding and then using a sieve (425 µm, and its oil was extracted with n-hexane. The whole seed showed an average weight of 9.67 ± 0.32 (PEl objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar algunas características físicas y químicas de la semilla y del aceite crudo extraído de la semilla del fruto de corozo ( Acrocomia aculeata Jacq., una palmera silvestre distribuida en Centroamérica y Sudamérica. A un lote se semillas obtenidas de frutos maduros procedentes de la población de “El Chaparro”, estado Anzoátegui, Venezuela, cosechados en Marzo 2003, se le separó el pericarpio y el endospermo. El endospermo fue transformado en harina, mediante molienda y tamizado (apertura 425 μm, y a ésta se le extrajo el aceite con n-hexano. A la semilla entera se le determinó la masa promedio (9,67 ± 0,32; P<0,05 y la proporción de pericarpio (75,39 % y endospermo (24,61 %. A la harina del endospermo de le determinó la composición proximal, presentando niveles importantes de grasa (53,13 %, proteína (13,75 % y fibra cruda (25,82 %. El aceite crudo de corozo presentó baja acidez libre (0,40 %, expresada como ácido oleico y alta resistencia a la oxidación (no se detectó peróxidos y el índice de estabilidad OSI fue de 100 h; sus índices de yodo y saponificación fueron 29,87 cg I/g y 205 mg KOH/g, respectivamente. La composición en ácidos grasos, determinada mediante cromatografía de gas, mostró mayor proporción de ácidos saturados (79,6 %, siendo el ácido láurico el de mayor concentración. La semilla de corozo es un recurso oleaginoso que puede ser útil

  15. Toxicología aguda en conejos del D-005, extracto lipídico del fruto de Acrocomia Crispa (palma corojo)

    Ariadne Gutiérrez-Martínez; Carlos Nodal-Flores; Isury Bucarano-Lliteras; Regla Placeres-Hernández; Zenaida Tolón-Gato; Edy Goicochea-Carrero

    2016-01-01

    El D-005 es un extracto lipídico del fruto de Acrocomia crispa (palma corojo), palma endémica de la familia Arecaceae, que contiene una mezcla de ácidos grasos, principalmente láurico, oleico, mirístico y palmítico y en menores proporciones esteárico, caprílico, cáprico y palmitoleico. El tratamiento con D-005 por vía oral redujo el agrandamiento prostático inducido por testosterona en ratas. La toxicología preclínica de un nuevo compuesto incluye la evaluación aguda en una especie no roedora...

  16. Caracterização biométrica, física e química de frutos da palmeira bocaiuva Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq Lodd

    Eliana Janet Sanjinez-Argandoña

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Frutos de palmeira bocaiuva (Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Lodd., coletados em Dourados (MS e Presidente Epitácio (SP, foram analisados quanto ao aspecto biométrico, a composição química e as características físicas, visando a avaliar seu potencial alimentício. Os frutos de bocaiuva das regiões de procedência não apresentaram diferenças significativas entre si nas características biométricas. O rendimento médio da polpa foi de 42% em relação ao fruto inteiro, sendo superior ao encontrado na literatura para outros frutos de palmeiras. As determinações físicas e químicas da polpa dos frutos das regiões de Mato Grosso do Sul e São Paulo caracterizam a polpa como sendo pouco ácida (pH 5,70 a 6,29. As amostras de Dourados - MS, foram consideradas mais doces (14,53% de açúcares redutores totais e com maior teor de vitamina C (34,57 mg.100 g-1 em relação às amostras de Presidente Epitácio-SP (11,46 mg.100 g-1. Porém, a intensidade da cor amarelo-laranja foi maior na polpa dos frutos de Presidente Epitácio (SP, sugerindo maior conteúdo de carotenoides.

  17. Analysis of different management systems for water and soil conservation in experimental plots of "macauba" (Acrocomia aculeata) in Araponga (MG, Brazil)

    Batista Lúcio-Correa, João; Cristina-Tonello, Kelly; Taguas, Encarnación V.; Texeira-Dias, Herly C.

    2015-04-01

    In Brazil, the conservation of water resources and agricultural soil are key environmental and economic aspects to mantain land services and the quality of life people in rural and urban communities. The macaw - Acrocomia aculeata) (Jacq.) Lodd. (Ex Martius) - is a Brazilian native oleaginous palm, whose potential has been highlighted in the scientific community due to its high economic potential and its recent advances in crop farming. This study aims to quantify the runoff in macaw plantation, comparing different techniques of crop management for a period of one year (from September 2012 to August 2013). The data from this study were collected in the Experimental Farm of the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) located in the municipality of Araponga, MG, Brazil. The seedlings took place in February 2009, in holes, spaced 5X5 in an area of 1.7 ha (680 plants) with a slope of 25%. Rainfall was monitored through three pluviometers with expose area of 162.86 cm² whereas the impact of different management systems on runoff was measured by using 10 plots of 63 m² each: 3 treatments with three repetitions plus the control plot. Each plot presented four macaw plants. The treatment one (T1), was formed by macaw plants without using any soil conservation technique; the treatment two (T2) consisted of macaws with a contour cord with 40 cm wide by 30 cm deep, located between the plantation lines; for the treatment three (T3) beans were planted forming vegetation strips; the control (T0) was represented by a portion without macaws plants, with spontaneous vegetation growing throughout the plot, which was not used any soil conservation technique. T2 presented the lowest values of runoff during the twelve months and at the same time, the greatest requirements of initial rainfall for runoff generation. In contrast, T3 showed the highest volumes of runoff for the study period, with a small reduction with the exception of January and February 2013, when the bean plants were well

  18. Effect of drying and soaking fruits and seeds on germination of macaw palm (Acrocomia aculeata [Jacq.] Loddiges ex MART.=Efeito da secagem e embebição de frutos e sementes na germinação de macaúba (Acrocomia aculeata [Jacq.] Loddiges ex MART.

    Marcus Vinícius Vieira da Silva

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated mechanisms of the dehydration and rehydration of fruits and seeds on the resulting embryo viability of the macaw palm, Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Loddiges ex Mart. Dehydration was performed in a forced-air oven at 37 ± 2°C for 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 or 15 days, and after these periods, the embryo viability was evaluated by the tetrazolium test. The effect of hydration on the germination percentage and velocity index was evaluated by the imbibition of seeds with distilled water in a germinator at 30 ± 2°C for 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 days. The seeds were then treated with fungicide and maintained in a Mangelsdorf germinator at 30 ± 2°C. Drying caused a progressive water loss in the fruits and facilitated the extraction of the seeds. Fruits subjected to drying for up to nine days had no loss of vigor; however, after dehydration for 15 days, a loss in seed viability was observed. Simple linear regression estimated the seed water content based on the fruit water content. Seed imbibition in distilled water favored an increase in dead by fungally contaminated seeds.Objetivou-se com esse estudo elucidar os mecanismos de desidratação e hidratação de frutos e sementes na viabilidade de embriões de macaúba Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Loddiges ex Mart. A desidratação foi realizada em estufa de circulação de ar, ajustada a 37 ± 2°C por 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 e 15 dias, após esses períodos, foi avaliada a viabilidade dos embriões pelo teste de tetrazólio. O efeito da hidratação na porcentagem e velocidade de germinação foi avaliado pela embebição das sementes em água destilada em germinador com temperatura a 30 ± 2°C por 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 e 10 dias. As sementes foram tratadas com fungicida e mantidas em germinador do tipo Mangelsdorf. A secagem promoveu perda pregressiva no conteúdo de água dos frutos e facilitou a extração das sementes. Quando os frutos foram secos por nove dias não há perda de vigor, no entanto, depois de 15

  19. Toxicología aguda en conejos del D-005, extracto lipídico del fruto de Acrocomia Crispa (palma corojo

    Ariadne Gutiérrez-Martínez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El D-005 es un extracto lipídico del fruto de Acrocomia crispa (palma corojo, palma endémica de la familia Arecaceae, que contiene una mezcla de ácidos grasos, principalmente láurico, oleico, mirístico y palmítico y en menores proporciones esteárico, caprílico, cáprico y palmitoleico. El tratamiento con D-005 por vía oral redujo el agrandamiento prostático inducido por testosterona en ratas. La toxicología preclínica de un nuevo compuesto incluye la evaluación aguda en una especie no roedora. Este estudio se realizó con el objetivo de determinar los efectos tóxicos del D-005 administrado por vía oral a dosis de 2 000 mg/kg, a conejos Nueva Zelanda Blanco de ambos sexos. Se realizó utilizando el método de las clases. Se administró una dosis de 2 000 mg/kg de peso corporal. Luego de la única administración, los animales fueron observados diariamente durante 14 d. El peso corporal se controló al inicio y al final de la experiencia. No existieron diferencias significativas en el análisis de la mortalidad, signos clínicos, peso corporal, consumo de alimento y observaciones macroscópicas entre los grupos tratados y el control en ninguno de los sexos. El D-005 presentó una toxicidad intrínseca baja, mostrando una toxicidad superior a los 2 000 mg/kg de peso corporal. No se evidenciaron signos indicativos de toxicidad en ninguno de los sexos, por lo que su toxicidad se puede declarar como no clasificable según el método de las clases de toxicidad aguda.

  20. Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Potential of Palm Leaf Extracts from Babaçu (Attalea speciosa), Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa), and Macaúba (Acrocomia aculeata)

    Mahmoud, Talal Suleiman; do Nascimento, Guilherme Nobre L.; da Silva, Juliana Fonseca Moreira

    2016-01-01

    Babaçu (A. speciosa), Buriti (M. flexuosa), and Macaúba (A. aculeata) are palm trees typical of the ecotone area between Cerrado and the Amazon rainforest. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial potential of the extracts prepared from the leaves of those palms as well as determine their chemical compositions. The ethanol extracts were prepared in a Soxhlet apparatus and tested by disk diffusion and agar dilution technique against Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and Candida parapsilosis. However, there was no significant activity at concentrations of 25, 50, and 100 mg·Ml−1. Moreover, the phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of tannins, flavonoids, catechins, steroids, triterpenes, and saponins. Gas chromatography (GC/MS) analysis also identified organic acids, such as capric (decanoic) acid, lauric (dodecanoic) acid, myristic (tetradecanoic) acid, phthalic (1,2-benzenedicarboxylic) acid, palmitic (hexadecanoic) acid, stearic (octadecanoic) acid, linoleic (9,12-octadecadienoic) acid (omega-6), linolenic (octadecatrienoic) acid (omega-3), and the terpenes citronellol and phytol. Based on the chemical composition in the palm leaf extracts, the palms have the potential to be useful in the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. PMID:27529077

  1. A associação entre Crepidula aculeata (Gastropoda, Calyptraeidae) a alga calcárea Amphiroa beauvoisii, na Baía de Santos, São Paulo, Brasil

    Setuko Masunari

    1988-01-01

    Association Crepidula aculeata - Amphiroa beauvoisii. Population study of Crepidula aculeata Gmelin, 1791) (Gastropoda Calyptraeidae) and analysis of protocooperative association between the mollusc and the alga were carried out in the phytal of calcareous alga Amphiroa beauvoisii Lamouroux, 1816 at Ilha das Palmas, Santos Bay (24º00'S - 46º19'W). Samples were collected at three sites of different degree of water movement in the intertidal zone and sublittoral fringe during 1975 and 1976. Fro...

  2. Obtention of Free Fatty Acids of Macauba Oil (Acrocomia Aculeata) in Organic Solvent Free System

    Caroline Portilho Trentini; Djéssica Tatiane Raspe; Camila da Silva

    2014-01-01

    The present study aimed to investigate the enzymatic hydrolysis of oil Macaúba, to obtain a hydrolyzate rich in free fatty acids (FFA) for later use in step esterification. The effect of process variables (percentage of catalyst, temperature and water content) was evaluated in the FFA yield, using a factorial experimental design 23, where the positive and significant effect of the variables was observed. The results reported yields of 50.5% in FFA in 6 hours of reaction at 60ºC, water percent...

  3. Heterogeneous Esterification of Free Fatty Acids of Macauba pulp oil (Acrocomia aculeata in ethanol

    Talita Amábile S. Colonelli

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate the utilization of KSF clay and Amberlyst®15 resin as catalysts in esterification reaction of free fatty acids (FFAs from Macauba pulp oil in ethanol. The results obtained showed that the Amberlyst®15 is most efficient for esterification of FFAs when compared with KSF clay. In the reactions using resin it was found that the variables temperature and amount of catalyst presented positive significant effect on the conversion reaction, and the best results were obtained when 20% of the catalyst added to the reaction (in relation to FFA mass. The effect of reaction time was evaluated and at temperature of 80 °C, molar ratio (FFA: ethanol of 1:4 and 20% catalyst, conversions > 90% are reported.

  4. Obtention of Free Fatty Acids of Macauba Oil (Acrocomia Aculeata in Organic Solvent Free System

    Caroline Portilho Trentini

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The present study aimed to investigate the enzymatic hydrolysis of oil Macaúba, to obtain a hydrolyzate rich in free fatty acids (FFA for later use in step esterification. The effect of process variables (percentage of catalyst, temperature and water content was evaluated in the FFA yield, using a factorial experimental design 23, where the positive and significant effect of the variables was observed. The results reported yields of 50.5% in FFA in 6 hours of reaction at 60ºC, water percentage of 15 wt% and catalyst percentage of 5 wt%.

  5. Low-pressure solvent extraction of oil from macauba (Acrocomia aculeata) pulp: characterization of oil and defatted meal

    Caroline Portilho Trentini; Dalany Menezes Oliveira; Cristina Maria Zanette; Camila da Silva

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to extract the oil from macauba pulp using a low-pressure solvent extraction, as well as characterisation of the extracts and defatted meal obtained using different solvents (n-hexane, ethyl acetate and isopropanol). Results reported higher yields in oil, 27.43%, using isopropanol (P0.05) on the composition; however, in the quantification of free glycerol compounds, isopropanol showed higher levels, 104.15mg 100g-1, of these compounds (P

  6. Low-pressure solvent extraction of oil from macauba (Acrocomia aculeata pulp: characterization of oil and defatted meal

    Caroline Portilho Trentini

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: This study aimed to extract the oil from macauba pulp using a low-pressure solvent extraction, as well as characterisation of the extracts and defatted meal obtained using different solvents (n-hexane, ethyl acetate and isopropanol. Results reported higher yields in oil, 27.43%, using isopropanol (P0.05 on the composition; however, in the quantification of free glycerol compounds, isopropanol showed higher levels, 104.15mg 100g-1, of these compounds (P<0.05. Meals had higher ash, protein and fibre content when compared to pulp. Thus, oil removal can be stated to promote water retention capacity; however, it has no influence on the other technological characteristics evaluated.

  7. Estetica de Jose Palma

    Isaac J. Donoso

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The day after the death of José Palma (1876—1903, El Renacimiento featured his last verses, an unfinished poem that was entitled “El dolor era el pensamiento fijo de su mente” (Pain was the lasting thought of his mind. This article analyzes the poetic and human career of José Palma within a context, that of the “Philippine Generation of ’98”, especially the revolutionary success which was aborted by an American colonial alienation. Hence, at present, the works of the author of the Philippine national anthem are practically unknown, even if almost one hundred million Filipinos sing the national anthem every day in translated versions. Consequently, the poetics and historical context that generated the Himno Nacional Filipino are compromised. In order to comprehend the cultural scenario during which the Philippine Revolution arose, this paper will analyze the poetic features that distinguished José Palma’s works, and the gloomy conundrum exposed in his literary testament.

  8. Methods for overcoming dormancy of Parkinsonia aculeata L. seeds

    Pollyanna Freire Montenegro Agra; Roberta Sales Guedes; Maria Lúcia Maurício da Silva; Vênia Camelo de Souza; Leonaldo Alves de Andrade; Edna Ursulino Alves

    2015-01-01

    The Parkinsonia aculeata L seeds have tegumentary dormancy, which makes them last for a long period in the seed bank of the earth so that their germination occurs in favorable conditions. Our aim was to evaluate the influence of pregermination treatments for overcoming the dormancy of P. aculeata seeds. The seeds were submitted to the following treatments: sample – intact seeds (T1); mechanical scarification with water sandpaper no. 80, followed by room temperature water soaking for 12 and 24...

  9. PHARMACOGNOSTIC STUDIES OF THE BARK OF PARKINSONIA ACULEATA

    D.Saha,

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The bark of Parkinsonia aculeata (fam. Leguminosae was studied to fix the parameters for pharmacognostical standards. The results of organoleptic study offer a scientific basis for the use of P. aculeata which possess characters like brown colour, characteristic odour and slightly bitter taste. The fluorescence analysis under visible light & under UV light by treatment with different chemical reagents showed different colour changes. The presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, steroids, and reducing sugars was confirmed during preliminary phytochemical screening.

  10. Dormancy breaking in macaw palm [Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq. Loddiges ex Mart.] seeds doi: 10.4025/actasciagron.v36i1.13220

    Aurélio Rúbio Neto

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was performed to improve the speed of and standardize the process for the germination of macaw palm seeds. The effect of mechanical scarification (removal of the tegument in the hilum region, thermal scarification (imbibition of seeds in water at approximately 100°C for two or four minutes and chemical scarification (98% sulfuric acid treatment for two or four minutes were compared to a control (no scarification in both a germination chamber and a greenhouse, representing trials one and two, respectively. The effect of imbibition speed (fast or slow and different concentrations of gibberellic acid (0, 100 or 200 mg L-1 on the germination percentage and index of germination velocity were evaluated during a third trial. Mechanical scarification to remove the seed tegument in the hilum region enhanced the germination of the seeds in the germination chamber and seedling emergence in the greenhouse, and this type of scarification should be recommended for breaking dormancy in this species. Not obtained increase in seed germination with gibberellic acid, regardless of the application form in the seeds.

  11. Dormancy breaking in macaw palm [Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Loddiges ex Mart.] seeds doi: 10.4025/actasciagron.v36i1.13220

    Aurélio Rúbio Neto; Fabiano Guimarães Silva; Juliana de Fátima Sales; Edésio Fialho dos Reis; Laila Queiroz Silva; Rafael Cândido Campos

    2014-01-01

    This study was performed to improve the speed of and standardize the process for the germination of macaw palm seeds. The effect of mechanical scarification (removal of the tegument in the hilum region), thermal scarification (imbibition of seeds in water at approximately 100°C for two or four minutes) and chemical scarification (98% sulfuric acid treatment for two or four minutes) were compared to a control (no scarification) in both a germination chamber and a greenhouse, representing trial...

  12. Methods for overcoming dormancy of Parkinsonia aculeata L. seeds

    Pollyanna Freire Montenegro Agra

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The Parkinsonia aculeata L seeds have tegumentary dormancy, which makes them last for a long period in the seed bank of the earth so that their germination occurs in favorable conditions. Our aim was to evaluate the influence of pregermination treatments for overcoming the dormancy of P. aculeata seeds. The seeds were submitted to the following treatments: sample – intact seeds (T1; mechanical scarification with water sandpaper no. 80, followed by room temperature water soaking for 12 and 24 hours (T3 e T4, respectively; immersion in sulfuric acid for 5, 10, 15 and 20 minutes (T5, T6, T7 e T8, respectively; immersion in water in 60ºC, 70ºC, 80ºC and 90ºC for one minute (T9, T10, T11 e T12, respectively. The characteristics evaluated were: percentage of emergence, emergence first count, emergence speed index, height and dry weight of seedlings. In the treatments that involved immersion in water in 60ºC, 70ºC, 80ºC and 90ºC, a low percentage of emergence was obtained. The P. aculeate seeds tegumentary dormancy is overcome with maximum efficiency by the mechanical scarification with sandpaper, suggesting that, in natural environment the movement of contraction and expansion of the soil results in a mechanical scarification of the tegument of the seeds, thus, allowing a high percentage of germination with distribution as time passes.

  13. Occurrence of a Sawback Angelshark (Squatina aculeata Cuvier, 1829) off the Eastern Mediterranean Coast of Turkey

    Başusta, Nuri

    2002-01-01

    A specimen of Squatina aculeata (sawback angelshark) was caught in a trawl on 15 May 1997 in Iskenderun Bay at about 120-200 m depth and recorded for the first time from the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Thus, a new species of fish was recently added to the chondrictyes fish fauna in the eastern Mediterranean Sea off Turkey.

  14. Ethnobotanic study of Randia aculeata (Rubiaceae) in Jamapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and its anti-snake venom effects on mouse tissue

    CA Gallardo-Casas; G Guevara-Balcázar; E Morales-Ramos; Y Tadeo-Jiménez; O Gutiérrez-Flores; N Jiménez-Sánchez; MT Valadez-Omaña; MT Valenzuela-Vargas; MC Castillo-Hernández

    2012-01-01

    In Mexico, medicinal plants are widely used. The use of Randia aculeata by healers against snakebites has never been scientifically tested in relation to possible effects on blood parameters and muscle tissue damage. Interviews were carried out in Jamapa, Veracuz, Mexico, with local residents to collect information about the traditional use of Randia aculeata. In this locality, seven pieces of fruit from the plant are mixed in a liter of alcohol, and then administered orally against snakebite...

  15. Ethnobotanic study of Randia aculeata (Rubiaceae in Jamapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and its anti-snake venom effects on mouse tissue

    CA Gallardo-Casas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In Mexico, medicinal plants are widely used. The use of Randia aculeata by healers against snakebites has never been scientifically tested in relation to possible effects on blood parameters and muscle tissue damage. Interviews were carried out in Jamapa, Veracuz, Mexico, with local residents to collect information about the traditional use of Randia aculeata. In this locality, seven pieces of fruit from the plant are mixed in a liter of alcohol, and then administered orally against snakebites. By using histological techniques and a murine model, we explored its cytoprotective properties against the effects of Crotalus simus and Bothrops asper venoms. Possible protections provided by the plant against tissue damage to skeletal and cardiac muscles and against the typical loss of red blood cells were analyzed. Randia aculeata caused an increase in microhematocrit and total hemoglobin, parameters that are often decremented in association with the loss of red blood cells, which is a characteristic effect of animal venom. Randia aculeata was also shown to protect against the lowering of platelet levels caused by Bothrops asper venom. Finally, Randia aculeata produced a partial inhibition of necrosis following administration of snake venom in skeletal and myocardial muscles. The present results provide solid evidence for the traditional use of Randia aculeata against snakebites, as demonstrated by protection against muscular tissue damage and the diminution of red blood cells.

  16. Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and HPTLC Fingerprinting of Leaf Extracts of Pisonea Aculeata

    Ayesha Yasmeen; Mamoon Hussain Syed; Mohammad Suleman Hussain; N. Siva Subramanian; M.Ramadevi

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To establish the fingerprint profile of Pisonea aculeata using high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) technique. Methods: Preliminary phytochemical screening was done and HPTLC studies were carried out. CAMAG HPTLC system equipped with Linomat V applicator, TLC scanner 3, Reprostar 3 and WIN CATS-4 software were used. Results: Preliminary phytochemical screening of the extract showed the presence of alkaloids, triterpenes, tannins, saponnins, glycosides, phenolic compou...

  17. Temperature requirements for seed germination of Pereskia aculeata and Pereskia grandifolia.

    Souza, Lucéia F; Gasparetto, Bruno F; Lopes, Rodrigo R; Barros, Ingrid B I

    2016-04-01

    Pereskia aculeata and Pereskia grandifolia have been studied widely due to their high nutritional and therapeutic values. However, little is known about the biological requirements of their seeds for the various germination factors. Thus, this experiment aimed to evaluate the thermal effects on the germination of these species at the temperatures of 24°C, 27°C, 30°C, 33°C and 36°C. After verification of the existence of differences in the performance of germination, a non-linear regression was carried out, relating the germination to temperature and identifying its point of maximum efficiency. We found that the lowest synchronization indexes of germination were observed close to 30°C. The best germination response of the P. aculeata and P. grandifolia was observed at 30°C and 33°C, respectively, with greater germination strength and fewer days to attain 63.21% of germinations. The results obtained from the germination of P. aculeata and P. grandifolia can be described by the Weindull distribution model with three parameters, as proposed by Carneiro and Guedes (1992). PMID:27033034

  18. Importancia agroecológica del coyul (Acrocomia mexicana Karw. ex Mart.

    Blanca C. Ramírez Hernández

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Acrocomia mexicana Karw. ex Mart. es una especie que se extiende desde el Pacífico mexicano hasta Centro y Sudamérica. El fruto (coyul es apreciado desde la época prehispánica, sin embargo, su consumo ha disminuido frente a otros frutos nativos y así como de los introducidos con mayor aceptación en el mercado. Se realizó un estudio en San Blas, Nayarit, México, en el que se llevó a cabo la caracterización de un agroecosistema típico donde se explotan poblaciones silvestres y cultivadas de coyul de forma tradicional y se resaltó la importancia económica, ecológica y cultural de la especie. Asimismo, se realizó la caracterización fisicoquímica del fruto; la pulpa y la semilla son fuente principalmente de grasas. De esta especie se pueden obtener subproductos tales como aceites comestibles, alimento para ganado, artesanías, entre otros; igualmente se exponen alternativas de uso llevadas a cabo por otras regiones y países que puedan conducir a conservar espacios ecológicos y culturales.

  19. Material vegetal seco y molido del fruto de acrocomia crispa para la producción de D005

    Roxana de la Caridad Sierra Pérez; Víctor Luis González Canavaciolo; Roxana Vicente Murillo; Carmen Luisa Morales Rico; Eduardo A Rodríguez Leyes; David Marrero Delange

    2015-01-01

    El D005, nuevo ingrediente activo antiinflamatorio, se obtiene a partir de frutos maduros de Acrocomia crispa (KunthC.F. Baker ex. Becc. Al no existir experiencias previas sobre el procesamiento de estos frutos, ni sobre las características físico-químicas, ni composición del material vegetal empleado para obtener el D005. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo establecer los métodos de secado y molienda de estos frutos y caracterizar el material vegetal obtenido. Para determinar el método de proces...

  20. La enseñanza de las palmas flamencas

    Utrilla Almagro, Jerónimo

    2010-01-01

    El aprendizaje de las palmas flamencas no ha contado hasta muy recientemente con la ayuda de maestros, escuelas o métodos para poder llevarse a cabo. Este aprendizaje se realizó siempre de manera intuitiva, vivencial y generalmente tras una larga trayectoria profesional en el cante o el baile por parte de los artistas flamencos. En este artículo ofrecemos una breve presentación de nuestro planteamiento didáctico y de cómo entendemos la interpretación de las palmas flamencas. Indicamos asim...

  1. Notas sobre palmas colombianas y una del brasil

    2012-01-01

    Por mucho tiempo se ha creído que la palma de moriche de los Llanos orientales, en la región del Meta, era la Mauritia flexuosa L. f., especie típica del genero y originaria de Surinam. Al menos todas las obras botánicas publicadas por autores colombianos sobre la flora de nuestro país coinciden en la identificación anotada, incluso mi reciente trabajo sobre las Palmas de Colombia (Caldasia: 1: 22 y 32. 1940). Sin embargo, en este último trabajo, -que no es más que una nómina preliminar de la...

  2. La importancia de palmas en el oeste de la cuenca Amazónica

    Balslev, Henrik

    2011-01-01

    Las palmas forman un elemento conspicuo y dominante en muchos bosques tropicales en el oeste de la cuenca Amazónica. Existen alrededor de 100 especies de palmas en la zona, y tienen densidades de hasta 8000 individuos por hectárea. Además de su importancia ecológica, las palmas son de gran...

  3. Wound healing properties and mucilage content of Pereskia aculeata from different substrates

    Eber Goulart Carvalho

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Physiologic growth parameters Wound healing Pereskia aculeata Mill., Cactaceae, is a cactus with high mucilage production, well-known for its nutritional properties. Folk use consists on skin injuries, and mucilage is probably involved in the wound healing activity. This work studied some aspects of its cultivation, specifically regarding soil (substrate, to correlate the effects of nutritional content to mucilage production and to the wound-healing property. Plants were grown under five different soil treatment (sand, crude soil, sand and soil, sand and cattle manure, soil and cattle manure, and after eight months extracts were prepared by turbo-extraction to obtain a crude hydroethanolic extract. We evaluated the effects of these extracts on swelling index, cytotoxicity, and in vitro wound healing property. The results show that the substrate used in cultivation may interfere with mucilage production, but not with cytotoxicity and wound healing, this shows the safety of its use, despite the soil treatment received along the various biomes where P. aculeata is cultivated. Furthermore, morphological studies demonstrated the beneficial effect of the mucilage-containing extract on the fibroblast cell culture, corroborating its folk use for wound healing.

  4. Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and HPTLC Fingerprinting of Leaf Extracts of Pisonea Aculeata

    Ayesha Yasmeen

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To establish the fingerprint profile of Pisonea aculeata using high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC technique. Methods: Preliminary phytochemical screening was done and HPTLC studies were carried out. CAMAG HPTLC system equipped with Linomat V applicator, TLC scanner 3, Reprostar 3 and WIN CATS-4 software were used. Results: Preliminary phytochemical screening of the extract showed the presence of alkaloids, triterpenes, tannins, saponnins, glycosides, phenolic compounds and flavonoids. HPTLC finger printing of chloroform extract of leaf revealed 14 peaks with Rf values in the range of 0.03 to 0.95; ethyl acetate extract of leaf showed 6 peaks with Rf values in the range of 0.04 to 0.94 and 90% ethanolic extract of leaf revealed 11 peaks with Rf values in the range of 0.03 to 0.93. Conclusions: It can be concluded that HPTLC fingerprint analysis of leaf extract of Pisonea aculeata can be used as a diagnostic tool for the correct identification of the plant and it is useful as a phytochemical marker and also a good estimator of genetic variability in plant populations.

  5. PALMA, an improved algorithm for DOSY signal processing

    Cherni, Afef; Delsuc, Marc-André

    2016-01-01

    NMR is a tool of choice for the measure of diffusion coefficients of species in solution. The DOSY experiment, a 2D implementation of this measure, has proven to be particularly useful for the study of complex mixtures, molecular interactions, polymers, etc. However, DOSY data analysis requires to resort to inverse Laplace transform, in particular for polydisperse samples. This is a known difficult numerical task, for which we present here a novel approach. A new algorithm based on a splitting scheme and on the use of proximity operators is introduced. Used in conjunction with a Maximum Entropy and $\\ell_1$ hybrid regularisation, this algorithm converges rapidly and produces results robust against experimental noise. This method has been called PALMA. It is able to reproduce faithfully monodisperse as well as polydisperse systems, and numerous simulated and experimental examples are presented. It has been implemented on the server http://palma. labo.igbmc.fr where users can have their datasets processed autom...

  6. Metabolismo de carbohidratos en palmas de aceite (elaeis guineensis jacq.) afectadas por marchitez letal

    Pèrez Angela Patricia; Cayòn Gerardo

    2010-01-01

    La enfermedad conocida como “marchitez letal” se presenta
    en plantaciones de la zona baja del río Upía, en palmas de siete
    años de sembradas. No se conoce el posible agente causal o
    factores que predisponen a las palmas a la enfermedad, y no se
    ha registrado hasta la fecha en otras zonas palmeras del país. Se
    analizó el metabolismo de carbohidratos en palmas de aceite
    con síntomas iniciales de la enfermedad, palmas sospechosas&...

  7. Four new species of Arenga (Palmae from Indonesia

    Johanis Palar Mogea

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available MOGEA, JOHANIS P. 2004. Four new species of Arenga (Palmae from Indonesia. Reinwardtia 12 (2: 181 – 189. ― Arenga distincta from Borneo and A. longipes, A. plicata, and A. talamauensis from Sumatra are described and illustrated for the first time. The descriptions are followed by  information regarding the habitat and  geographical distribution, and notes on morphological similarities with other, presumably related species.  Leaves of A. longipes and A.  talamauensis are paripinnate while the other two species are imparipinnate.  

  8. Characterization of the galactomannans from Parkinsonia aculeata seeds and their application on affinity chromatography

    Ivone Garros-Rosa

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Successive aqueous (10 ºC, 25 ºC and 80 ºC and alkaline (1M NaOH; 25 ºC extractions of milled Parkinsonia aculeata endosperms gave rise to four galactomannan fractions. These extractions furnished viscous galactomannans with Man:Gal ratios ranging from 3.1:1; 3.7:1; 4.9:1 and 6.1:1 (P1, P2, P3 and P4, respectively. Fraction P1 was used for structural studies by using methylation analysis, periodate oxidation and 13C-NMR. It showed a linear backbone of beta(1->4 linked D-mannose units, to which single alpha(1->6-linked D-galactose are attached. This galactomannan has Mw 775700 g/mol and intrinsic viscosity of 558 mL/g. The four fractions and the crude endosperm were treated with epichlorydrin and used as matrix for affinity chromatography. All columns tested showed ability to bind lectin samples. The efficiency is related to the degree and pattern of substitution of galactosyl units on the D-mannan backbone.

  9. Carotenoids profile and total polyphenols in fruits of Pereskia aculeata Miller

    Tânia da Silveira Agostini-Costa

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Pereskia aculeata Mill. (Ora-pro-nóbis is a native cactaceae from tropical America, whose leaves have high protein content. In Brazil it is found in all territorial extension between the states of Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul. Most studies have focused on chemical characterization of the leaves of this specie. The objective was to assess the carotenoids profile and the total polyphenols present in the fruits of P. aculeate. Carotenoids were determined by HPLC-PAD (high performance liquid chromatography - photodiode array detector, total polyphenols were determined by Folin-Ciocalteu and vanillin methods. Trans-β-carotene was the main carotenoid, followed by α-carotene, lutein and other minor carotenoids. It was found 64.9 ± 1.1 mg.100g-1 of gallic acid equivalent, 14.8 ± 0.2 mg.100g-1 of catechin equivalent. Carotenoid identification of P. aculeate fruits are presented here by the first time and indicate that these fruits can be researched as source of bioactive substances, especially antioxidant and provitamin A carotenoids.

  10. Type specimens of Hymenoptera deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (excluding Aculeata

    Helena C. Onody

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The present paper lists the type specimens of Hymenoptera, excluding Aculeata, deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. We record all labels contents and also additional information from MZSP registers, published material, and other available sources. High resolution photographs of holotypes, lectotypes and syntypes are available through links to Specimage - the image database of The Ohio State University, where they are archived. The collection comprises a total of 332 type-specimens (32 holotypes, 266 paratypes, 12 syntypes, 20 paralectotypes and two lectotypes of eight superfamilies, 18 families, 31 subfamilies, 43 genera and 83 species.

  11. Low genetic diversity in Antarctic populations of the lichen-forming ascomycete Cetraria aculeata and its photobiont

    Stephanie Domaschke

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Lichens, symbiotic associations of fungi (mycobionts and green algae or cyanobacteria (photobionts, are poikilohydric organisms that are particularly well adapted to withstand adverse environmental conditions. Terrestrial ecosystems of the Antarctic are therefore largely dominated by lichens. The effects of global climate change are especially pronounced in the maritime Antarctic and it may be assumed that the lichen vegetation will profoundly change in the future. The genetic diversity of populations is closely correlated to their ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions and to their future evolutionary potential. In this study, we present evidence for low genetic diversity in Antarctic mycobiont and photobiont populations of the widespread lichen Cetraria aculeata. We compared between 110 and 219 DNA sequences from each of three gene loci for each symbiont. A total of 222 individuals from three Antarctic and nine antiboreal, temperate and Arctic populations were investigated. The mycobiont diversity is highest in Arctic populations, while the photobionts are most diverse in temperate regions. Photobiont diversity decreases significantly towards the Antarctic but less markedly towards the Arctic, indicating that ecological factors play a minor role in determining the diversity of Antarctic photobiont populations. Richness estimators calculated for the four geographical regions suggest that the low genetic diversity of Antarctic populations is not a sampling artefact. Cetraria aculeata appears to have diversified in the Arctic and subsequently expanded its range into the Southern Hemisphere. The reduced genetic diversity in the Antarctic is most likely due to founder effects during long-distance colonization.

  12. Biogenic ZnO nanoparticles synthesized using L. aculeata leaf extract and their antifungal activity against plant fungal pathogens

    S Narendhran; Rajeshwari Sivaraj

    2016-02-01

    In this study, Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles were synthesized using aqueous extract of Lantana aculeata Linn. leaf and assessed their effects on antifungal activity against the plant fungal pathogens. Synthesized nanoparticles were confirmed by ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer, X-ray diffractometer, Field-emission scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The antifungal activity of ZnO nanoparticles were determined using the well diffusion method. All the characterization analyses revealed that nanoparticles were highly stable and crystalline in nature. L. aculeata-mediated ZnO nanoparticles were spherical in shape with an average particle size of 12 ± 3 nm. Antifungal studies concluded that the maximum zone of inhibition was observed in Aspergillus flavus (21 ± 1.0 mm) and Fusarium oxysporum (19 ± 1.0 mm) at 100 g ml-1 concentration. These results clearly indicated the benefits of using ZnO nanoparticles synthesized using biological methods and shown to have antifungal activities and also that it can be effectively used as antifungal agent in environmental aspect of agricultural development.

  13. The 1677 eruption of La Palma, Canary Islands

    Rodríguez Badiola, E.

    1996-08-01

    Full Text Available The 1677 volcanic eruption, located close to the town of Fuencaliente at the south end of La Palma, has been associated with the large volcanic cone of San Antonio, an emission centre showing relatively high energy phreatomagmatic phases. However, detailed geological mapping and a reinterpretation of available eye-witness accounts elearly prove the San Antonio emission centre to be a preexisting volcano related to an eruption that occurred several thousands years earlier. The 1677 eruption, or Volcán de Fuencaliente is a low magnitude eruption composed of a small strombolian vent and a cluster of aligned spatter vents. About 75-125 x 106 m3 of lavas from these spatter vents covered an area of 4.5 x 106 m2 and formed a wide coastal platform with 1.6 x 106 m2 of new land gained from the sea. This modest magnitude eruption is in better accord with the negligible damage caused to the area reported in the contemporary accounts. This revision of the 1677 eruption and its magnitude is relevant for the precise reconstruction of the recent volcanism of La Palma and the correct definition of volcanic hazards in the island.La erupción de 1677, localizada cerca de la población de Fuencaliente en el S de la isla de La Palma, ha sido asociada hasta ahora con el cono volcánico denominado San Antonio. Este centro de emisión presenta fases eruptivas de energía relativamente elevada. El estudio geológico de detalle de esta erupción y la reinterpretación de los relatos de la época indican que el volcán San Antonio es, en realidad, un aparato volcánico preexistente, relacionado con algún episodio eruptivo de varios miles de años de antigüedad. La verdadera erupción de 1677 o Volcán de Fuencaliente, es de baja magnitud y está formada por pequeños centros eruptivos estrombolianos y conos alineados de escorias. El volumen de lavas emitidas es de unos 75-125 x 106 m3 y cubre una extensión de aproximadamente 4.5 x 106 m2, de los cuales 1.6 x 106 m2

  14. Comunidades de palmas en América

    Balslev, Henrik

    2011-01-01

    .3 ± 11.3 DE especies. Los principales factores que determinan la riqueza de especies en las comunidades son el clima, los suelos, la hidrología y la topografía. Los bosques tropicales lluviosos de tierras bajas no-inundados son los más ricos en especies, en tanto que los bosques que se inundan o que...... crecen en suelos arenosos o en zonas con climas estacionales tienen mucho menos especies. Las 789 especies de palmas de América tropical pertenecen al modelo de Corner (cespitosas, 268 especies, 33%) o el modelo de Tomlinson (solitarias, 521 especies, 66%) para el patrón de ramificación. Asignamos las...

  15. Material vegetal seco y molido del fruto de acrocomia crispa para la producción de D005

    Roxana de la Caridad Sierra Pérez

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El D005, nuevo ingrediente activo antiinflamatorio, se obtiene a partir de frutos maduros de Acrocomia crispa (KunthC.F. Baker ex. Becc. Al no existir experiencias previas sobre el procesamiento de estos frutos, ni sobre las características físico-químicas, ni composición del material vegetal empleado para obtener el D005. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo establecer los métodos de secado y molienda de estos frutos y caracterizar el material vegetal obtenido. Para determinar el método de procesamiento más adecuado, muestras de frutos frescos se secaron a 60 °C y a temperatura ambiente, y muestras de frutos secos se molieron con molinos de bolas y de martillo. Se implantó el secado a temperatura ambiente a la sombra durante 25 días, y el empleo de un molino de martillos con malla de 2,36 mm de diámetro de poro. Ocho lotes procesados de la forma anterior se caracterizaron en cuanto a humedad residual (< 8 %, contenido de cenizas (totales: 2,30-3,87 %; insolubles en ácido: 0,70-0,97 %; solubles en agua: 0,44-1,59 %, contenido de aceite (13-18 % y contenido de ácidos grasos (totales: 92-96 % y libres: 1-3 % en el aceite. Se estableció el método de procesamiento de los frutos maduros de A. crispa y se caracterizó preliminar del material vegetal seco y molido obtenido.

  16. Läänemere strateegia arvestab kodanike ettepanekutega / Jose Palma Andres ; interv. Erkki Bahovski

    Palma Andres, Jose

    2008-01-01

    Euroopa Komisjoni regionaalpoliitika peadirektoraadi direktor Jose Palma Andres vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad avalikku debatti Läänemere strateegia üle ning Venemaa partnerlust Läänemere strateegias. Lisa: [Läänemere strateegia

  17. Wastewater Treatment Project for Palma Soriano, Cuba: Assessment of Cultural and Ecological Conditions

    Corvillon, Daniela Peña

    2014-01-01

    The Palma Project is an experiment in the use of cultural identity as a social trigger to address ecological degradation. The research methodology draws from environmental, social and urban analyses to unveil the best strategy to address the ecological, river restoration and water treatment challenges in Berkeley, California’s “Sister City” in southeast Cuba, Palma Soriano. The objective is to provide a better quality of life and to create new opportunities for the local community to reconne...

  18. Palmas Americanas, Sistemática y Cambios Climáticos

    Balslev, Henrik

    2011-01-01

    La familia de las palmas incluye alrededor de 2440 especies de distribución pantropical. Las palmas son elementos importantes en la vegetación en regiones tropicales y subtropicales. La riqueza y la composición sistemática de las palmas están estructuradas geográficamente de manera muy fuerte....... Empleando ecoinformática geoespacial estudiamos factores ecológicos y evolutivos-históricos que determinan la estructura de la riqueza de las palmas. El clima actual influye fuertemente en la distribución de la riqueza de las palmas, pero la relación tiene también componentes evolutivos muy fuertes....... La diversificación está elevada hacia la línea ecuatorial y en sitios con climas cálidos y húmedos. Aparentemente estas condiciones han formado la riqueza actual durante todo el Terciario. El éxito de las palmas en climas cálidos y húmedos está fuertemente relacionado con sus limitaciones...

  19. Impact of cytomixis on meiosis, pollen viability and pollen size in wild populations of Himalayan poppy (Meconopsis aculeata Royle)

    V K Singhal; Puneet Kumar

    2008-09-01

    We report the occurrence of cytomixis in wild populations of Himalayan poppy (Meconopsis aculeata Royle), which is considered to be an important and threatened medicinal plant growing in the high hills of the Himalayas. The impact of cytomixis on meiotic behaviour, reduced pollen viability and heterogeneous-sized pollen grains was also studied. Cytological studies in the seven wild populations from the high hills of Himachal Pradesh revealed that all the Himalayan populations exist uniformly at the tetraploid level (2n=56) on x=14. The phenomenon of chromatin transfer among the proximate pollen mother cells (PMCs) in six populations caused various meiotic abnormalities. Chromatin transfer also resulted in the formation of coenocytes, aneuploid, polyploid and anucleated PMCs. Among individuals that showed chromatin transfer, chromosome stickiness and interbivalent connections were frequently observed in some PMCs. The phenomenon of cytomixis in the species seems to be directly under genetic control; it affects the meiotic course considerably and results in reduced pollen viability.

  20. Crystal structure of pyruvate decarboxylase from Zymobacter palmae.

    Buddrus, Lisa; Andrews, Emma S V; Leak, David J; Danson, Michael J; Arcus, Vickery L; Crennell, Susan J

    2016-09-01

    Pyruvate decarboxylase (PDC; EC 4.1.1.1) is a thiamine pyrophosphate- and Mg(2+) ion-dependent enzyme that catalyses the non-oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvate to acetaldehyde and carbon dioxide. It is rare in bacteria, but is a key enzyme in homofermentative metabolism, where ethanol is the major product. Here, the previously unreported crystal structure of the bacterial pyruvate decarboxylase from Zymobacter palmae is presented. The crystals were shown to diffract to 2.15 Å resolution. They belonged to space group P21, with unit-cell parameters a = 204.56, b = 177.39, c = 244.55 Å and Rr.i.m. = 0.175 (0.714 in the highest resolution bin). The structure was solved by molecular replacement using PDB entry 2vbi as a model and the final R values were Rwork = 0.186 (0.271 in the highest resolution bin) and Rfree = 0.220 (0.300 in the highest resolution bin). Each of the six tetramers is a dimer of dimers, with each monomer sharing its thiamine pyrophosphate across the dimer interface, and some contain ethylene glycol mimicking the substrate pyruvate in the active site. Comparison with other bacterial PDCs shows a correlation of higher thermostability with greater tetramer interface area and number of interactions. PMID:27599861

  1. SAGE CALCULATIONS OF THE TSUNAMI THREAT FROM LA PALMA

    Galen Gisler

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available With the LANL multiphysics hydrocode SAGE, we have performed several two-dimensional calculations and one three-dimensional calculation using the full Navier-Stokes equations, of a hypothetical landslide resembling the event posited by Ward and Day (2001, a lateral flank collapse of the Cumbre Vieja Volcano on La Palma that would produce a tsunami. The SAGE code has previously been used to model the Lituya Bay landslide-generated tsunami (Mader & Gittings, 2002, and has also been used to examine tsunami generation by asteroid impacts (Gisler, Weaver, Mader, & Gittings, 2003. This code uses continuous adaptive mesh refinement to focus computing resources where they are needed most, and accurate equations of state for water, air, and rock. We find that while high-amplitude waves are produced that would be highly dangerous to nearby communities (in the Canary Islands, and the shores of Morocco, Spain, and Portugal, the wavelengths and periods of these waves are relatively short, and they will not propagate efficiently over long distances.

  2. Home dispossession: the uneven geography of evictions in Palma (Majorca

    Vives-Miró, Sònia

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Affordable housing, either owner-occupied or rented, is regarded as a key element of social reproduction. However, processes of housing commodification and financialization have increasingly resulted in precariatization of the population and the loss of the right to housing. In the Spanish case, neoliberal policies geared to the revalorization of built environments had caused a housing bubble of historical magnitude. Since it burst, a large number of households have been dispossessed of housing, clearly reflected in the avalanche of foreclosures and evictions that hit Spanish cities as the crisis unfolded. This paper focuses on the urban area of Palma (Majorca by analyzing the foreclosures exerted on home­owners and the evictions of tenants who, from the start of the crisis of 2008, have not been able to afford their mortgage payments or rents. These evictions and foreclosures are correlated with the social status of the urban areas affected. The results show that the increase of evictions and foreclosures has emerged unevenly around the city. While tenant evictions have affected all types of urban areas, foreclosures have become much more evident in urban areas of low social status.

  3. Toxicología aguda oral del extracto lipídico de Acrocomia crispa en ratones NMRI

    Ariadne Gutiérrez Martínez; Carlos Nodal Flores; Isury Bucarano Lliteras; Eddy Goicochea Carrero

    2016-01-01

    El D-005 es un extracto lipídico del fruto de A. crispa (palma corojo), que contiene una mezcla de ácidos grasos, principalmente láurico, oleico, mirístico y palmítico. El tratamiento con D-005 por vía oral redujo el agrandamiento prostático inducido por testosterona en ratas. Se realizó el ensayo de toxicidad del D-005 con el objetivo de determinar los efectos tóxicos del D-005 administrado por vía oral, a ratones NMRI de ambos sexos. Se utilizó el método de las clases de toxicidad aguda, ad...

  4. Induction of spawning in Capoeta aculeata, (Valenciennes in Cuv. & Val., 1844) (Teleostei, Cyprinidae), using carp pituitary extract

    Reza Kamali-Far; Jamshid Amiri-Moghaddam; Fateme Maniei

    2009-01-01

    Capoeta aculeata is a benthopelagic fresh-water fish that lives in subtropical climates and has awidely distribution in Iranian river basins. Hatchery production of fish for stocking is an important means oftemporarily supplementing insufficient natural reproduction, thus help to maintain or restore eroded fishpopulation. This study was done in May and June 2007 on captured brood fish from Zayandeh-Rood River,Iran in order to reach a suitable technique of artificial reproduction of C. aculeat...

  5. Metasomatism in the oceanic lithosphere beneath La Palma, Canary Islands

    Janisch, Astrid; Ntaflos, Theodoros

    2016-04-01

    La Palma is the most active island within the Canary archipelago with historical eruption along the Cumbre Vieja Rift. Mantle peridotite xenoliths brought to the surface during the eruption 1677/78 at the site of San Antonio Volcano, close to Fuencaliente in the south of the island, gives us an excellent opportunity to study an old oceanic lithosphere. The collection of xenoliths comprises sp-harzburgites, sp-lherzolites, sp-dunites and pyroxenites but only the first three were used for this work. Metasomatic processes are evident in all samples. A common feature is a variable channelling of melt flow through the mantle xenoliths displayed in variations from pervasively metasomatized, through veined to dyke intruded peridotites. Orthopyroxene breakdown into olivine, clinopyroxene and glass is evidence for anhydrous melt percolation. Furthermore, fine-grained veins in various thicknesses consisting of olivine, pyroxene as well as amphibole with apatite and phlogopite reveal additional anhydrous and hydrous metasomatic processes, respectively. Peridotites mainly influenced by anhydrous metasomatism exhibit locally phlogopite and/or amphibole around spinel or in glass-veinlets. Pentlandite has been found in all veined samples. Amphiboles are mostly pargasites but kaersutites are also present in the amphibole-bearing veins. Two different types of amphibole veins have been recognized. The first type is an amphibole-apatite-glass-bearing amphibolite, forming a cross-cutting vein that propagates through the xenolith. The amphiboles in this vein are coarse-grained while the disseminated amphiboles are fine-grained. Clinopyroxene always occurs in association with amphibole and in textural equilibrium suggesting that both minerals have grown together. The glass is of tephritic/basanitic to trachy-basaltic composition. The second amphibole-vein contains phlogopite and traces of apatite. Textural evidence (cross-cutting olivine grains and the absence of hydrous minerals in the

  6. Nuevos Laparocerus Schoenherr, 1834 de La Palma, islas Canarias (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae)

    MacHado, A

    2009-01-01

    Sixteen new endemic taxa of the genus Laparocerus from the island of La Palma are described: Laparocerus aeneotinctus n. sp., L. acyphus n. sp., L. femoralis n. sp., L. arrochai n. sp., L. cristatus n. sp., L. tanausu n. sp., L. elongatus n. sp., L. mucronatus n. sp., L. feloi n. sp., L. tarsalis n. sp., L. astralis n. sp., L. supranubius n. sp., L. orone aridane n. ssp., L. amicorum n. sp., L. decipiens n. sp. and L. morrisi n. sp. A key for all Laparocerus from La Palma is provided in Spani...

  7. Estudios ecológicos y evolutivos en ceroxylon (palmae: ceroxyloideae)

    Sanín Pérez, María José

    2013-01-01

    Esta tesis busca tender el puente entre la ecología y la evolución a través del estudio de los patrones filogenéticos y los procesos microevolutivos y demográficos que los subyacen, explicándolos dentro del contexto geográfico. El estudio se centra en los Andes tropicales y en el género Ceroxylon. Estas palmas son endémicas de los bosques montanos en los Andes tropicales, reúnen adaptaciones ecológicas únicas en la familia de las palmas y existen en poblaciones aisladas a lo la...

  8. EFFECT OF HARVESTING AGE ON THE CHEMICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF DHAINCHA (SESBANIA ACULEATA AND ITS PULPABILITY AND BLEACHABILITY

    M. Sarwar Jahan

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata is one of the annual plants in Bangladesh that has potential as a fiber source. It is a crop generally cultivated for its nutritive value to soil. This paper describes the effect of harvesting age of dhaincha on chemical, morphological, pulp, and papermaking properties and its bleachability. Dhaincha is a short length fiber that can be used as a substitute to hardwood. Fiber length was found to increase slightly with increasing age of the plant. The alpha-cellulose content in dhaincha increased and pentosan decreased with increasing age. Dhaincha pulp was prepared from 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 month old plants under identical cooking conditions. Pulp yield (43-45 % and kappa number (26-30 did not follow direct correlation with plant age. But physical properties of unbleached pulp increased linearly with the increase of age. Bleachability of dhaincha pulp was quite poor. The bleachability of pulp was improved when the age of dhaincha was increased.

  9. Growth, nodulation and N2 fixation in sesbania aculeata grown in soil supplied with different rates of phosphogypsum using 15N isotopic dilution technique

    The impact of five rates of phosphogypsum PG (0, 5, 10, 20 and 40 ton/ha) on growth, nodulation and N2 fixation by dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata Pers.) was evaluated in a pot experiment. The same effect on the growth of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L), which was utilized as a reference crop for measuring N2 fixation by the legume crop using the 15N isotope dilution method, was also investigated. Dry matter of sorghum doubled when soil supplied with the lowest rate of PG (5 t/ha). In sesbania, the highest rate of PG (40 t/ha) was found to have a significant effect on dry matter yield. PG had a beneficial effect on P accumulation on both plant species, particularly in sesbania's nodules. The beneficial effect of PG in S. aculeata was more pronounced on nodulation and N2 fixation than on growth of the host plant. The highest value of %N2-fixation (67%) obtained following the addition of 10 t of PG/ha; whereas, it was only 35% in the control treatment (PG0). Moreover, the amount of N2 fixed was doubled when soil supplied with PG, particularly in the PG10 treatment. Concentrations of fluorine in shoots of both plant species were less than 10 mg/kg which remained less than the allowable level. Soil supply with PG, particularly 10 t/ha, can be considered as an effective way for improving nodulation, N2 fixation and P availability in Sesbania aculeata with minimal soil N uptake. (author)

  10. Toxicología aguda oral del extracto lipídico de Acrocomia crispa en ratones NMRI

    Ariadne Gutiérrez Martínez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El D-005 es un extracto lipídico del fruto de A. crispa (palma corojo, que contiene una mezcla de ácidos grasos, principalmente láurico, oleico, mirístico y palmítico. El tratamiento con D-005 por vía oral redujo el agrandamiento prostático inducido por testosterona en ratas. Se realizó el ensayo de toxicidad del D-005 con el objetivo de determinar los efectos tóxicos del D-005 administrado por vía oral, a ratones NMRI de ambos sexos. Se utilizó el método de las clases de toxicidad aguda, administrando una dosis de 2 000 mg/kg de peso corporal. Luego de la única administración, los animales fueron observados diariamente durante 14 d. Las variables analizadas fueron: mortalidad y signos clínicos, peso corporal, consumo de alimento y observaciones macroscópicas. No existieron diferencias significativas en ninguna de estas variables entre el grupo tratado y el control en ninguno de los sexos. No se evidenció ningún efecto tóxico relacionado con el tratamiento. El D-005 presentó una toxicidad intrínseca baja, mostrando una toxicidad superior a los 2 000 mg/kg de peso corporal, dosis a la que no se evidenciaron signos indicativos de toxicidad en ninguno de los sexos, por lo que su toxicidad se puede declarar como no clasificable según el método de las clases de toxicidad aguda.

  11. Patrones de asociación entre insectos polinizadores y palmas silvestres en Colombia con énfasis en palmas de importancia económica

    Núñez Avellaneda, Luis Alberto

    2014-01-01

    Se describe, analiza y valida el papel de los insectos que han sido considerados los principales polinizadores de palmas neotropicales: las especies del género Mystrops (Nitidulidae), diferentes grupos de gorgojos (Curculionidae), los escarabajos del género Cyclocephala (Dynastidae), especies de y Abejas sin aguijón (Apidae Meliponinae). El estudio se realizó a partir de un análisis multiespecífico y multitemporal de polinizadores que involucró la colecta, separación e identificacion de visit...

  12. Consideration of the ultramafic intrusive rocks in Arroyo Las Palmas (ex Cerro Chato - Las Canias) Durazno. R. O. del Uruguay

    This work is about the ultramafic rocks which its chemistry composition fluctuate since the basic to the ultra basic field and appear in the nascent of the Las Palmas stream near Las Canias and Cerro Chato district.

  13. Phantom of the Paradise de Brian De Palma, ou comment la captation sauve de la mort

    Ribac, François

    2006-01-01

    J’ai récemment lu sur un site web consacré à Brian De Palma, qu’il avait eu l’idée du film après qu’il ait entendu une version instrumentale d’une chanson des Beatles dans un ascenseur, ce que l’on appelait dans les années soixante-dix la muzak, une musique d’ambiance réalisée pour les lieux publics à base de tubes réarrangés.Mais Brian de Palma n’a pas seulement réalisé un film sur les relations du rock et du show-bizz et une parodie féroce des producteurs. Le film est également une réflexio...

  14. Fraccionamiento e interesterificacion del aceite de palma (Elaeis guineensis cultivado en la amazonia peruana

    Mancini Filho, Jorge

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the physical and chemical characteristics of the fruit of the oily palm coming from the river basin of the Manití (Region Loreto - Peru were studied. Also, the fractionation of the palm oil and the interesterification of mixtures of palm oil/estearin was carried out. Physico- chemical properties of the crude oil and of the products obtained and fatty acids were analysed by gas chromatography. The level of saturated fatty acids increased from 51,17% in the palm oil to 54,31% in the stearin. The best products for the food industry were the interesterified samples as they had melting points close to 37 °C.En el presente trabajo se realizó el estudio de las características físicas y químicas del fruto de la palma aceitera procedente de la cuenca del Manití. (Región Loreto - Perú. Del mismo modo se realizó el fraccionamiento e interesterificación de las mezclas de aceite de palma y estearina en las proporciones. Sobre el aceite crudo y los productos se determinaron las propiedades físico-químicos y análisis de ácidos grasos mediante la cromatografía gaseosa. El aceite de palma presenta una concentración de ácido grasos saturados de 51,17% y cuando fraccionado a 25 °C, este se incrementa en la estearina a 54,31%. Los mejores productos para la industria de alimentos son las mezclas interesterificadas de estearina tanto sola como con sus mezclas con aceite de palma, dado que presentan puntos de fusión próximos a 37 °C.

  15. Depth profile of 236U/238U in soil samples in La Palma, Canary Islands

    Srncik, M.; P. Steier; Wallner, G.

    2011-01-01

    The vertical distribution of the 236U/238U isotopic ratio was investigated in soil samples from three different locations on La Palma (one of the seven Canary Islands, Spain). Additionally the 240Pu/239Pu atomic ratio, as it is a well establish tool for the source identification, was determined. The radiochemical procedure consisted of a U separation step by extraction chromatography using UTEVA® Resin (Eichrom Technologies, Inc.). Afterwards Pu was separated from Th and Np by anion exchange ...

  16. The problem of employment in Palmas-PR: a proposal of breaking the vicious cycle

    Alexandre Luiz Schlemper

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The study presents a brief reflection on the development status in Palmas-Paraná State (Brazil, from a diagnosis of employment dynamics. For such aspects concerning the distribution of employment by economic activities, their turnover and internal migration are posed. The methodology used secondary data on employment with CAGED as a source, in addition to interview with the workers agency in Palmas. The diagnosis concludes that there is a problem of high turnover of jobs, mainly in the timber industry of plywood sheets, in which labor migrates seasonally to the temporary activities of apple and potato harvest, later returning to industry, thus forming a vicious cycle. This cycle is evaluated by Gunnar Myrdal’s theory of circular and cumulative causation, according to which, also are presented suggestions for breaching and converting it into a virtuous cycle. The proposals are based on the opportunity to build a participative planning led by the movement of the organized civil society called Palmas Developed and the performance of Parana Federal Institute in its teaching, research and extension, promoting new economic activities driving local development. JEL-Code | J61; O15; R38.

  17. TEORES DE ÁCIDOS GRACOS E COMPOSIÇÃO CENTESIMAL DO FRUTO E DA FARINHA DA BOCAIÚVA (Acrocomia mokayáyba Barb. Rodr.

    PRISCILA AIKO HIANE

    2009-07-01

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    RESUMO: Foram analisados o perfil dos ácidos graxos e a composição centesimal das polpas dos frutos e da farinha de bocaiúva (Acrocomia mokayáyba Barb. Rodr. provenientes do Estado de mato Grosso do Sul. A polpa do fruto apresentou 16% de fração lipídica, composta de 73% de ácido oléico e 16% de ácido palmítico como ácidos graxos predominantes; enquanto a farinha da bocaiúva apresentou, em sua fração lipídica, uma diminuição nos teores dos ácidos graxos insaturados. PALAVRAS – CHAVE: Bocaiúva; Acrocomia mokayáyba Barb. Rodr.; ácidos graxos.

  18. Solidarity finance through community development banks as a strategy for reshaping local economies: lessons from Banco Palmas

    Genauto Carvalho de França Filho

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the possibilities and challenges of Community Development Banks (CDBs as an innovative method of socioeconomic management of microcredit for poor populations. To this end, we will discuss the case of Banco Palmas in Conjunto Palmeiras in the city of Fortaleza, in the northeastern state of Ceará, as an empirical case study. The analyses presented here are based on information obtained from Banco Palmas between late 2011 and early 2012. In addition, previous studies by other researchers on the bank and other studies on CDBs were important. The primary data collected at Banco Palmas came from documents made available by the bank, such as reports and mappings. The analyses describe some of the characteristics of the granting of microcredit and allow one to situate it in the universe of microfinance and solidarity finance. They also show the significant growth of local consumption, mostly through the use of the Palmas social currency. The Banco Palmas experience, aside from influencing national public policies of solidarity finance, initiated a CDBs network that encourages the replication of these experiences throughout the country.

  19. Stability analysis of Western flank of Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma) using numerical modelling

    Bru, Guadalupe; Gonzalez, Pablo J.; Fernandez-Merodo, Jose A.; Fernandez, Jose

    2016-04-01

    La Palma volcanic island is one of the youngest of the Canary archipelago, being a composite volcano formed by three overlapping volcanic centers. There are clear onshore and offshore evidences of past giant landslides that have occurred during its evolution. Currently, the active Cumbre Vieja volcano is in an early development state (Carracedo et al., 2001). The study of flank instability processes aim to assess, among other hazards, catastrophic collapse and potential tsunami generation. Early studies of the potential instability of Cumbre Vieja volcano western flank have focused on the use of sparse geodetic networks (Moss et al. 1999), surface geological mapping techniques (Day et al. 1999) and offshore bathymetry (Urgeles et al. 1999). Recently, a dense GNSS network and satellite radar interferometry results indicate ground motion consistent with deep-seated creeping processes (Prieto et al. 2009, Gonzalez et al. 2010). In this work, we present a geomechanical advanced numerical model that captures the ongoing deformation processes at Cumbre Vieja. We choose the Finite Elements Method (FEM) which is based in continuum mechanics and is the most used for geotechnical applications. FEM has the ability of using arbitrary geometry, heterogeneities, irregular boundaries and different constitutive models representative of the geotechnical units involved. Our main contribution is the introduction of an inverse approach to constrain the geomechanical parameters using satellite radar interferometry displacements. This is the first application of such approach on a large volcano flank study. We suggest that the use of surface displacements and inverse methods to rigorously constrain the geomechanical model parameter space is a powerful tool to understand volcano flank instability. A particular important result of the studied case is the estimation of displaced rock volume, which is a parameter of critical importance for simulations of Cumbre Vieja tsunamigenic hazard

  20. Cephaloleia sp. Cerca a Vagelineata Pic*, una Plaga de la Palma Africana

    Urueta Sandino Eduardo

    1972-08-01

    Full Text Available Cephalolia sp. y Cephaloleila sp, se han empleado como sinónimos del género Cepaloleia sp. (Lepesme. 1947. Se sabe que los estados de larva y adulto atacan el follaje de la palma africana (Elaeis guineensis Jacq. trayendo muchas veces como consecuencia secamientos en los folíolos o su invasión por hongos. En Colombia el Cephaloleia próximo a vagelineata Pic se presenta en la zona de Urabá y posiblemente en el Departamento de Santander.

  1. THE GINI ILLUSION OF TURKEY: AN APPROACH TO INEQUALITIES ON THE BASIS OF THE PALMA RATIO

    Emine TAHSİN

    2013-01-01

    The paper primarily aims to focus on inequality measurement on the basis of Gini coefficient following 2001 in case of Turkey. Although the Gini coefficient indicates some specific improvements in Turkey, there is a need to investigate in real terms the approaches to inequalities in the Turkish case. Drawing upon TurkStat, OECD and World Bank Development Indicators data related to Turkey, the Palma ratio (2011), the share of top 10 percent income to the bottom 40 percent income (D10/D1-D4) ap...

  2. La Crisis de Salinidad del Messiniense en la cuenca sedimentaria de Palma (Mallorca, Islas Baleares)

    Mas Gornals, Guillem; Fornós Astó, Joan J.

    2012-01-01

    El registro estratigráfico del Messiniense y Plioceno de la cuenca de Palma (Mallorca) muestra cuatro unidades estratigráficas y dos superficies de discontinuidad importantes. La Unidad Arrecifal (Tortoniense superior-Messiniense) registra la sedimentación marina pre-evaporítica (depósitos precrisis). Esta unidad se encuentra limitada a techo por la superficie de discontinuidad intra-Messiniense, representando una fase erosiva subaérea relacionada con una primera gran caída ...

  3. El cine clonado. Clemente Palma y la intertextualidad f??lmica en su novela XYZ

    Portela Lopa, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    El novelista Clemente Palma, considerado uno delos mayores escritores peruanos, cultiv?? una personal literatura fant??stica. Su novela XYZ (Novela grotesca) (1935) es un temprano ejemplo de empleo de la fantaciencia medi??tica. En ella se une la realidad inmediata de la cultura de masas a la ficci??n: las estrellas del cine de los a??os 30 y el terror cient??fico, en un original intento de acercar referentes culturales hasta el momento dispares. Confinados en una isla, para??so al mismo tiem...

  4. El cultivo de palma camedor (Chamaedorea sp.) en sistemas agroforestales de Cuichapa, Veracruz

    Diodoro Granados Sánchez; Miguel A. Hernández García; G. F. López Ríos; M. Santiago López

    2004-01-01

    Dentro de la familia de las palmas, uno de los géneros de mayor importancia económica en México es Chamaedorea, el cual está representado por 54 especies. De las 17 especies que se hallan en el estado de Veracruz, sólo tres, Ch. tepejilote, Ch. Sarstorii y Ch. elegans, se aprovechan comercialmente en la región de Cuichapa como follaje verde y se cultivan en tres sistemas agroforestales: de montaña, de lomerío y de huerto familiar, que fueron definidos de acuerdo con el us...

  5. Producing a “Successful City”: Neoliberal Urbanism and Gentrification in the Tourist City—The Case of Palma (Majorca

    Sònia Vives Miró

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Since the 1990s, the intensification of capital accumulation, especially in its financial dimension, has been one of the keystones for the triumph of neoliberalism. Spanish neoliberal policies have focused on the flexibilization of the real estate sector, leading to the specialization in the secondary circuit of accumulation. This has generated a third real estate boom which has been accompanied with an outstanding housing bubble. The Balearic Islands are a paradigmatic case within these logics, tourist specialization being the main trigger of the process. In Palma, the region's capital, neoliberal urban planning policies have been implemented in order to convert it into a “successful city” within the global urban network competition. These policies have led to Palma's uneven geographical development through processes like gentrification, as is the case of the Gerreria, a neighborhood of Palma's city center.

  6. Factores que influyen en la embriogénesis somática in vitro de palmas (arecaceae)

    María Viñas; Jiménez, Víctor M.

    2012-01-01

    Título en ingles: Factors affecting in vitro somatic embryogenesis of palms (Arecaceae) Resumen La embriogénesis somática (ES) es una vía de desarrollo in vitro que presenta una serie de ventajas sobre otras técnicas utilizadas para la regeneración de palmas. Esta técnica tiene gran potencial para superar las limitaciones observadas al tratar de propagar clonalmente estas plantas utilizando yemas basales. A pesar de la conocida recalcitrancia que presentan las palmas al cultivo in vitro, si...

  7. Growth and N-uptake of sorghum grown on saline soil as affected by green manuring with sesbania aculeata plant residues using the indirect 15N isotopic dilution method

    A field experiment was conducted to determine the effects of manuring with three types of plant residues (R, roots; L, shoots and L+R shoots plus roots) of dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata Pers.) on the growth of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) grown on a saline soil using the indirect 15N isotopic dilution technique. The use of Sesbania aculeata residues, particularly the shoots, as green manure, can provide a substantial portion of total N in sorghum, enhanced soil N uptake, and increased water use efficiency. Moreover, the use of sesbania green manure in saline soils, as a bio-reclaiming material, can be a promising approach for enhancing plant growth on a sustainable basis. (author)

  8. Some water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia from Caldera de Taburiente National Park (La Palma, Canary Islands

    Valdecasas, A. G.

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Protzia cf. lata, Lebertia fimbriata Thor, 1899; Limnesia martianezi Lundblad, 1962; Atractides gomerae Lundblad, 1962 are mentioned for the first time for the island of La Palma: Feltria menzeli Walter, 1922 and Aturus atlantica Lundblad, 1942 for the first time in the Canary islands. It is the first record of the genus Feltria Koenike, 1892 in Macaronesia.

    Protzia cf. lata, Lebertia fimbriata Thor, 1899; Limnesia martianezi Lundblad, 1962; Atractides gomerae Lundblad, 1962 han sido encontradas por primera vez en la isla de La Palma: Feltria menzeli Walter, 1922 y Aturus atlantica Lundblad, 1942 son nueva cita para las islas Canarias y es la primera vez que se registra el género Feltria Koenike, 1892 en Macaronesia.

  9. Longevidad y anillos de crecimiento en el Pino de la Virgen (El Paso, La Palma

    María del Mar Génova Fuester

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available En el seno del proyecto de investigación que se está desarrollando en Canarias orientado a la reconstrucción de la variabilidad climática del Archipiélago a lo largo del último milenio a partir de la información climática contenida en los anillos de crecimiento de ejemplares de pino canario, uno de los árboles estudiados ha sido el célebre Pino de la Virgen de El Paso, La Palma. Su alto valor simbólico y cultural ha llevado a un análisis más detenido, centrado en la aplicación de técnicas específicas para la estimación de su edad.Within the framework of the investigation wich is being developed in the Canary Islans for the reconstruction of the last millennium climatic variability in the Archipelago from the climatic information recorded in canary pine tree-rings, one of the analized trees has been the renowed Pino de La VIrgen de El Paso, La Palma. Its high simbolic and cultural value deserved the application of specific techniques for the estimation of its age. 

  10. Methodology for generation of hydrogeologic maps: rio da Palma watershed case study, DF, Brazil

    Hélio Nóbile Diniz

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper had the objective of developing a methodology to support the management of water resources, based on hydro geological cartography, tested for the hydro geologic conditions of a watershed located at Central Brazil. Results show two major products: a hydro geologic, and a potential infiltration and recharge maps of the high course of the Rio da Palma watershed. This paper is presented in six parts. The first one discusses the map’s elements, essential thematic maps and appropriate scales. The second part proposes the graphic criteria for the integrated representation of the major parameters of overlaying aquifers. The third part demonstrates the importance of the data basis for the hydro geologic cartography, i.e., the contribution of each theme such as soil, geology, slope, climate and land use, when appropriately integrated. The fourth part discusses the selection and the integration of the main information layers for the Rio da Palma watershed using a Geographic Information System (GIS. On the fifth part, the result of the integration of the porous domain with the fractured domain aquifer information layers is shown and, finally, the potential infiltration and recharge map of the studied area, elaborated from the integration of overlapping of the data basis information layers is presented and discussed. In general, in the studied area, regions with high infiltration potential prevail where human interference is still moderate. Large portions of low infiltration potential are either associated with high slopes, with shallow soils (Cambissolos or else with urban constructions.

  11. Crypsis aculeata (L.) Ait

    Hroudová, Zdenka; Lustyk, P.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 44, č. 2 (2009), s. 227-228. ISSN 1211-5258 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : endangered species * halophile vegetation * restoration of saline habitat Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  12. Effect of different saline water levels on growth, nodulation, and N2-fixation by sesbania aculeata pers, and on growth of helianthus annuus l. using 15N tracer technique

    Effect of different levels of salinity of the irrigation water having electrical conductivities (ECw) in a range 1.1 to 33 ds/m on nodulation dry matter production and N2 fixation by dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata Pers) was evaluated in a pot experiment. Such an effect was also studied on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L) as a reference crop for measuring N2-fixation by the legume crop using a 15N isotope dilution method. Irrigation with water having ECw of more than 4.03 ds/m reduced plant growth and the reduction was more pronounced in S. Aculeata than in H. Annuus. %N2 fixation was significantly enhanced under a moderate salinity level in irrigated water (ECw of 4.3 ds/m), whereas, small effects were obtained at higher saline water levels (up to 12.3 ds/m). The results indicated that Sesbania aculeata and Helianthus annuus grown in saline soils can be irrigated either with water having up to 8.03 ds/m for the former and 12.3 ds/m for the latter species, or with gradually increased levels of salinity for both of them. (author)

  13. Copiar o crear: La postmodernidad desde el cine de Michelangelo Antonioni y Brian de Palma Copy or Creation: Postmodernity from films by Michelangelo Antonioni and Brian de Palma

    Inmaculada Murcia Serrano

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando dos películas como pretexto, Blow up de Michelangelo Antonioni y Blow-out de Brian de Palma, en este artículo se abordan distintas teorías postmodernas en relación al impacto de las nuevas tecnologías sobre la distinción metafísica y moderna entre esencia y apariencia. A la luz de los dos films, se estudian y valoran los conceptos de «simulación» y «simulacro», así como los presupuestos del pensamiento débil en relación a la desaparición tecnológica de la realidad.Using two movies as an excuse, Blow up by Michelangelo Antonioni and Blow-out by Brian de Palm, this article will approach different postmodern theories according to the impact of new technologies on the metaphysical and modern distinction between essence and appearance. In the light of both films, the concepts of «simulation» and «simulacra» will be studied, as well as the budgets of «weak thought» in relation to the technological disappearance of reality.

  14. Palma: The oscillating core of a suspended periphery. An imagologic approach to an island city and its discourse of pleasure

    Eduard Moyà

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In the first decades of the twentieth century Palma emerged as a city worth visiting with a promising network of hotels and organised tours. Palma became an urban playground for British bohemians, artists, expatriates, and socialites. Their notion of leisure and pleasure (on a faraway island provided the leitmotiv for the years to come. The purpose of this paper is to inspect the extent of which the different discourses adopted by British travel writers in the beginning of the twentieth century (coinciding with the birth of modern tourism on the island worked to conform a contemporary vision of Palma and its coastal suburban areas (such as Magaluf or El Arenal as opposed to the (rural and allegedly ‘authentic’ island. Firstly, the paper examines the different stages through which both Palma and the island are discursively constructed as opposed entities in the travel accounts in Mallorca’s first stages of tourism. A special focus is given to the discursive and ideological tools deployed to embellish upon or belittle the city and the island. Finally, I suggest that the images proposed by travellers in their accounts a hundred years ago evolve in today’s imagotypes of the island and its city.

  15. pt5m - a 0.5m robotic telescope on La Palma

    Hardy, L K; Dhillon, V S; Littlefair, S P; Wilson, R W

    2015-01-01

    pt5m is a 0.5m robotic telescope located on the roof of the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope (WHT) building, at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma. Using a 5-position filter wheel and CCD detector, and bespoke control software, pt5m provides a high quality robotic observing facility. The telescope first began robotic observing in 2012, and is now contributing to transient follow-up and time-resolved astronomical studies. In this paper we present the scientific motivation behind pt5m, as well as the specifications and unique features of the facility. We also present an example of the science we have performed with pt5m, where we measure the radius of the transiting exoplanet WASP-33b. We find a planetary radius of 1.603 +/- 0.014 R(J).

  16. Different decay patterns observed in a nineteenth-century building (Palma, Spain).

    Genestar, Catalina; Pons, Carmen; Cerro, José Carlos; Cerdà, Víctor

    2014-01-01

    The effects of atmospheric pollutants and climatic conditions were studied in a decayed column in the Seminary of Sant Pere. This nineteenth-century building is situated in the historic centre of Palma (Mallorca, Spain), less than 0.5 km from the sea. Samples were collected from the internal and external part of the crusts formed in the four sides of the column. The samples were analysed by means of thermal analysis, X-ray diffractometry, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and ion chromatography. Results show significant differences in the four sides of the column. A high degree of carbonate stone sulfation is observed in all of the samples analysed. A synergistic effect between atmospheric factors and micropollutants on the deterioration of stone is observed. A high uptake of atmospheric particulate matter is found in the external part of the black crusts. PMID:24705948

  17. Contribution to knowledge of Palmas Grassland mammals, Paraná, Brazil

    Fernando de Camargo Passos

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The southern region of Paraná State is considered to be a priority area for mammal research in the state. This work aimed to present an inventory of the mammal species occurring in the locality known as Campos de Palmas, Paraná, Southern Brazil (26º34’59”S and 51º36’16”W, and to promote discussion about their importance for regional conservation. This assessment was carried out in two field stages, totaling 15 days. Thirty-five mammal species were recorded by direct observation, capture with mist nets, presence of feces and tracks, and identification of animals killed on the BR-280 highway. This inventory registered endangered species for Paraná and Brazil, as well as other important records of some mammal species at regional and national level.

  18. Diversidad y estructura genética de accesiones de palma de aceite (Elaeis guineesis Jacq.) provenientes de Camerún

    Jose Estiben Pacheco Diaz; Diana Marcela Arias Moreno; Zaida Zarely Ojeda Perez; Hernán Mauricio Romero Angulo

    2014-01-01

    Título en español: Diversidad y estructura genética de accesiones de palma de aceite (Elaeis guineesis Jacq.) provenientes de CamerúnTítulo en ingles: Diversity and genetic structure of oil palm accession (Elaeis guineesis Jacq.)  from CameroonTítulo corto: Diversidad genética de accesiones de palma de aceiteResumen: La palma de aceite Elaeis guineesis Jacq. posee gran importancia debido al aceite que se extrae de sus frutos, del cual se obtienen derivados refinados de gran valor comercial co...

  19. Grazing effects on species composition in different vegetation types (La Palma, Canary Islands)

    Arévalo, J. R.; de Nascimento, L.; Fernández-Lugo, S.; Mata, J.; Bermejo, L.

    2011-05-01

    Grazing management is probably one of the most extensive land uses, but its effects on plant communities have in many cases been revealed to be contradictory. Some authors have related these contradictions to the stochastic character of grazing systems. Because of that, it is necessary to implement specific analyses of grazing effects on each community, especially in natural protected areas, in order to provide the best information to managers. We studied the effects of grazing on the species composition of the main vegetation types where it takes place (grasslands, shrublands and pine forests) on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands. We used the point-quadrat intersect method to study the species composition of grazed and ungrazed areas, which also were characterized by their altitude, distance to farms, distance to settlements, year of sampling, herbaceous aboveground biomass and soil organic matter. The variables organic matter, productivity and species richness were not significantly affected by grazing. The species composition of the analyzed plant communities was affected more by variables such as altitude or distance to farms than by extensive grazing that has been traditionally carried out on the island of La Palma involving certain practices such as continuous monitoring of animals by goat keepers, medium stocking rates adjusted to the availability of natural pastures, supplementation during the dry season using local forage shrubs or mown pastures and rotating animals within grazing areas Although some studies have shown a negative effect of grazing on endangered plant species, these results cannot be freely extrapolated to the traditional grazing systems that exert a low pressure on plant communities (as has been found in this study). We consider extensive grazing as a viable way of ensuring sustainable management of the studied ecosystems.

  20. Projecte de Variant de la carretera BV-2421 al seu pas pel nucli urbà de La Palma de Cervelló

    Prat Roura, Josep

    2013-01-01

    La Palma de Cervelló és un nucli situat a les Serres d'Ordal i que va créixer al voltant de l'actual carretera BV-2421, que exerceix de carrer principal. El creixement de l'urbanització dispersa a municipis veïns com Corbera de Llobregat i Pallejà, i també de La Palma, ha fet que el vehicle privat predomini com a mode de transport. El nucli de La Palma es veu travessat cada dia per un trànsit intens, amb els problemes que això provoca tant pels habitants de La Palma com pels conductors que la...

  1. Patogenicidad de Pestalotiopsis palmarum Cooke, sobre plantas de vivero de palma aceitera (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) Patalotiopsis palmarum Cooke, pathogenicity on nursery-oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) plants

    M. Labarca; N. Sanabria; A. Arcia

    2006-01-01

    La palma de aceite (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.), es la oleaginosa que mayor cantidad de aceite produce por superficie, obteniéndose de ella dos tipos de aceite libres de colesterol, que han suplantado en gran parte las grasas animales. La siembra de plantaciones de palma, crea un microclima con condiciones favorables para el desarrollo de plagas y enfermedades. Una de las enfermedades más importantes es la Pestalotiopsis, la cual es causada por los hongos Pestalotiopsis palmarum y Pestalotiopsis...

  2. Compadrio e família escrava em Palmas, Província do Paraná (1843-1888)

    Weigert, Daniele

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: O presente estudo tem como objetivo analisar as possibilidades de formação e manutenção das famílias escravas e as relações que mantinham por via do compadrio em Palmas, na Província do Paraná, no período de 1843 a 1888. Os Campos de Palmas se localizavam em fronteiras internacionais e provinciais, sua colonização foi incentivada pelo governo Imperial devido às ameaças de ocupação dessas terras pelos argentinos. Durante fins da década de 1830 chegaram a essa região estancieiros vindos...

  3. INFLUENCIA DE LA TEMPERATURA Y EL PORCENTAJE DEL CATALIZADOR EN LA ETANÓLISIS DEL ACEITE DE PALMA

    Paulo César Narváez

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta la influencia de la temperatura y el porcentaje de catalizador sobre la etanólisis del aceite de palma, y los resultados se comparan con los obtenidos para la metanólisis del mismo aceite. Se realizaron ensayos a 60, 70 y 75 ºC, empleando como catalizador NaOH. Los porcentajes en peso de catalizadorcon respecto al aceite de palma fueron 0,20; 0,50 y 1,00. Los resultados muestran que incrementos en la temperaturay en el porcentaje de catalizador aumentan el rendimiento de la reacción. En comparación con la metanólisis, en la etanólisisse observó disminución en el rendimiento y en la selectividad.

  4. La utilización diferencial del espacio urbano en el sector de Arenales. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Silvia Sobral García

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se aborda el análisis de los usos urbanos registrados en el barrio de Arenales, uno de los sectores más representativos de la ciudad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. En este sentido, se ofrece un ejemplo de cómo utilizar de forma más racional el suelo,  de acuerdo a las características morfológicas y urbanas del área y al papel que juega dentro de la ciudad.This article deals with the analysis of the urban uses in the area of Arenales which is one of the most representative districts in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and it seeks to suggest a more rational land use according to the morphologic and urban features of the area in question and to the role it plays in this town.

  5. Factores que influyen en la embriogénesis somática in vitro de palmas (Arecaceae

    María Viñas

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Título en ingles: Factors affecting in vitro somatic embryogenesis of palms (Arecaceae Resumen La embriogénesis somática (ES es una vía de desarrollo in vitro que presenta una serie de ventajas sobre otras técnicas utilizadas para la regeneración de palmas. Esta técnica tiene gran potencial para superar las limitaciones observadas al tratar de propagar clonalmente estas plantas utilizando yemas basales. A pesar de la conocida recalcitrancia que presentan las palmas al cultivo in vitro, si se utilizan los reguladores de crecimiento apropiados, el tipo y el estado de desarrollo del explante adecuados, así como genotipos con buena respuesta, es muy probable que se obtengan buenos resultados. Esto ha sido demostrado parcialmente en Phoenix dactylifera (palma dátil, Elaeis guineensis (palma aceitera, Bactris gasipaes (pejibaye y Cocos nucifera (coco. También se ha logrado generar protocolos eficientes en otras palmas menos estudiadas, como Geonoma gamiova (una palma ornamental, Euterpe edulis (palmito dulce y Areca catechu (palma de betel. La inducción de ES se ha conseguido principalmente con el uso de auxinas. De ellas, la que se ha utilizado con más frecuencia es el ácido 2,4-diclorofenoxiacético (2,4-D, aunque en algunos casos (como en pejibaye y palma aceitera se ha usado picloram y dicamba, también con buenos resultados. Los explantes más utilizados han sido inflorescencias, ápices y segmentos basales de hojas, todos con un estado de desarrollo incipiente. También se ha visto que el tamaño del explante y el medio de cultivo juegan un papel importante en la respuesta. En este trabajo se presenta una recopilación de los trabajos más importantes sobre ES en esta familia de plantas y del efecto de varios factores sobre su establecimiento y desarrollo. Palabras clave: Explante; genotipo; medio de cultivo; regeneración; reguladores de crecimiento

  6. Implementació del programari lliure al web de la Biblioteca Pública de Palma Can Sales

    Ordóñez Nievas, Ramón

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Es descriu el projecte de disseny i implementació del web de la Biblioteca Pública de Palma Can Sales per mitjà d'un sistema de gestió de continguts open source que permeti integrar les noves tecnologies de la informació i comunicació, obtenir un major grau d'accessibilitat i usabilitat i un disseny visual més amigable, acord amb les noves tendències web. S'incorporen les noves eines web 2.0 per aconseguir una major participació dels usuaris en l'elaboració dels continguts i millorar així els serveis oferts. Finalment, es destaca en aquest procés la utilització d'eines, extensions i altres aplicacions de programari lliure en totes les etapes del seu desenvolupament.Se describe el proyecto de diseño e implementación de la página web de la Biblioteca Pública de Can Sales a través de un sistema de gestión de contenidos open source que permita integrar las nuevas tecnologías de la información y comunicación, obtener un mayor grado de accesibilidad y usabilidad y un diseño visual más amigable acorde con las nuevas tendencias web. Se incorporan las nuevas herramientas web 2.0 para conseguir una mayor participación de los usuarios en la elaboración de los contenidos y mejorar así los servicios ofrecidos. Finalmente se destaca en este proceso la utilización de herramientas, extensiones y demás aplicaciones de software libre en todas las etapas de su desarrollo.This paper reports on the design and development of the website of Can Sales, the public library in Palma, Majorca whose open source contents management system has made it possible to integrate the new ITs, improve site accessibility and usability and make the website’s visual experience more user friendly. The website has incorporated new Web 2.0 tools to improve its services and allow users to participate more actively in the design and development of the contents. Finally, the paper also focuses on the importance, at all stages of the project, of the tools

  7. Inhibition of plasma butyrylcholinesterase activity in the lizard Gallotia galloti palmae by pesticides: a field study

    A field study was performed to evaluate the effect of exposure to organophosphorus (OP) and carbamate (CB) pesticides on the lizard Gallotia galloti palmae. Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) activity was measured in the plasma of 420 lizards collected from agricultural and reference areas on the Island of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) in two sampling periods. Exposure to cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides was evaluated by a statistical criterion based on a threshold value (two standard deviations below the mean enzyme activity) calculated for the reference group, and a chemical criterion based on the in vitro reactivation of BChE activity using pyridine-2-aldoxime methochloride (2-PAM) or after water dilution of the sample. Mean (±SD) BChE activity for lizards from agricultural areas was significantly lower (Fuencaliente site = 2.00 ± 0.98 μmol min-1 ml-1, Tazacorte site = 2.88 ± 1.08) than that for lizards from the reference areas (Los Llanos site = 3.06 ± 1.17 μmol min-1 ml-1, Tigalate site = 3.96 ± 1.62). According to the statistical criterion, the number of lizards with BChE depressed was higher at Fuencaliente (22% of males and 25.4% of females) than that sampled at Tazacorte (7.8% of males and 6.2% of females). According to the chemical criterion, Fuencaliente also yielded a higher number of individuals (112 males and 47 females) with BChE activity inhibited by both OP and CB pesticides. CBs appeared to be the pesticides most responsible for BChE inhibition because most of the samples showed reactivation of BChE activity after water treatment (63.3% from Fuencaliente and 29% from Tazacorte). We concluded that the use of reactivation techniques on plasma BChE activity is a better and more accurate method for assessing field exposure to OP/CB pesticides in this lizard species than making direct comparisons of enzyme activity levels between sampling areas. - Capsule: Chemical reactivation of lizard BChE activity is a suitable diagnostic method for

  8. Consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill) e palma orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp.) = Intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill) and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.)

    Agenor Costa Ribeiro Neto; Valéria Louro Ribeiro; Adriana Guim; Mário de Andrade Lira; Ângela Maria Vieira Batista; Maria Caroline de Almeida Cavalcanti

    2008-01-01

    O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma Gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill) e palma Orelhade-elefante (Opuntia sp.). Foram utilizados 20 animais mestiços, sendo dez caprinos e dez ovinos, alojados em galpão coletivo, contidos individualmente por meio de cordas, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em um arranjo fatorial 2 x 2 (duas espécies animais e duas variedades de palma). As observações...

  9. BIODIESEL A PARTIR DE BIOETANOL Y ACEITE DE PALMA. ESTUDIO TECNOECONÓMICO

    JENNYFER RAMOS-ABRIL

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El biodiesel representa una alternativa tecnológica para disminuir el consumo de combustibles fósiles. La transesterificación de aceites vegetales con metanol es la ruta más utilizada industrialmente por presentar alta conversión de triglicéridos y por la disponibilidad y precio de este alcohol. El metanol proviene fundamentalmente de metano, un insumo fósil, mientras que el bioetanol es renovable por lo que su uso representaría una mejor opción ambiental. Se analizó la prefactibilidad técnicoeconómica de la producción de biodiesel utilizando bioetanol y aceite de palma como materias primas. Se analizaron dos procesos (catálisis básica y ácida con ayuda del simulador Aspen Plus TM . Se simuló el biodiesel tomando como molécula representativa el oleato de etilo y se establecieron las propiedades de la mezcla ajustando el modelo NRTL a partir de datos experimentales del equilibrio líquidolíquido. El proceso resultaría rentable implementando la ruta catalítica ácida homogénea (H2SO4 siempre que la conversión sea superior a 95%.

  10. Measurement of N2 fixation in Sesbania aculeata pers. and Sorghum bicolor L. grown in intercropping system, under saline conditions, using 15N isotopic dilution technique

    A field experiment was conducted under saline conditions (soil ECe 15, water ECw 8 dS/m/m) to evaluate the performance of sole crops and inter crops of Sesbania aculeata and Sorghum bicolor (1:1 row ratio) in terms of dry matter production, total N yield, soil N uptake and N2-fixation using 15N isotope dilution method. Dry matter yield in sole crop of sesbania was significantly higher that that of sole sorghum; whereas, that of the inter cropping was significantly lower than sole sesbania, but was similar to that produced by sole sorghum. Total nitrogen yield in sole sesbania was four-fold than that accumulated in sole sorghum, whereas, that of mixed cropping was 2.6 fold compared to that of sole sorghum. The LER of total N yield was higher than 1 reflecting a greater advantage of inter cropping system in terms of land use efficiency. The proportion of N derived from N2 fixation (%Ndfa) in the sesbania was increased from 63 to 79%, for sole and inter cropping system, respectively. There was no evidence of a significant transfer of N from the sesbania to the sorghum. Results on the relative growth of plants on saline soil compared with non-saline soil clearly demonstrated that sesbania was more salt tolerant than the sorghum. soil nitrogen uptake by plants, particularly in sorghum, was adversely affected by salinity. However, amounts of N2 fixed by sole sesbania grown is saline soil was close or even higher than on non-saline soil. The use of inter cropping systems of legumes and non-legumes could be a promising agricultural approach to reutilize wasted lands, after a careful selection of appropriate tolerant genotypes to prevailing saline conditions. (author)

  11. Measurement of N2 fixation in Sesbania aculeata and Sorghum bicolor L. grown in intercropping system using 15N isotopic dilution technique

    A field experiment on Sesbania aculeata and Sorghum bicolor grown in mono cropping and in inter cropping systems was conducted under non-saline conditions (soil ECe 0.16, water ECw1dS/m) to evaluate dry matter production, total N yield, soil N uptake and N2-fixation using 15N isotope dilution method. Three different row ratios of sesbania (ses) and sorghum (sor) were subjected in the inter cropping system (2ses: 1sot; 1ses: 1sor and 1ses: 2sor row ratio). Dry matter yield of sole sorghum was higher than that of sole sesbania, and it was similar to that produced by the inter cropping treatments. However, total N yield of sole sorghum was significantly the lowest, with no differences being obtained between sole sesbania and inter cropping treatments. The LERs of total N yield were, in all cases, higher than 1, reflecting a greater advantage of inter cropping system in terms of land use efficiency. Percentages of N2 fixation in the inter cropped sesbania were considerably enhanced compared with the pure stand of sesbania. This was mainly attributed to the depletion of soil N resulting from the greater apparent competitiveness of sorghum for soil N, and consequently, a greater dependence of sesbania on N2 fixation. However, the degree of the intraspecific competition for soil N uptake was affected by the proportion of crops in the mixture, and it was considerably reduced in the 2ses: 1sor row ratio. This was demonstrated when an equal depletion of soil and fertilizer N uptake occurred for both crops. We excluded in all-inter cropping treatments the possibility of N transfer from sesbania to sorghum. Row inter cropping, with crops grown in alternation of two rows of sesbania with one row of sorghum, seemed to be the most adequate row ratio in terms of total N yield, LER, N2-fixation and soil N uptake balance of the component crops. (author)

  12. Efecto de la alimentación con lodo de palma (Elaeis guineensis sobre la producción de leche

    Ramón Zambrano Morán

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La escasez de alimento para el ganado vacuno en la época de pocas lluvias ocasiona la pérdida de peso y producción en vacas lac-tantes. Este estudio pretende demostrar la viabilidad de reemplazar la pastura por lodo de palma durante los períodos de escasez manteniendo los niveles de producción de leche y carne de las vacas lactantes. Para esto se contó con cinco tratamientos donde se adicionó 2, 5, 8 y 11 kg de lodo de palma más un tratamiento sin adición (control por 60 días. Durante este lapso de tiempo se registró el peso de la leche y del animal cada tres días. Para la variable peso del animal se obtuvo que el mejor y peor tratamiento corresponde al control y 11 kg de lodo de palma respectivamente; para la variable producción de leche el mejor tratamiento corresponde a 11 kg de lodo de palma y el peor tratamiento es el control. Se concluye que el tratamiento que presenta una buena relación de peso del animal y producción de leche corresponde a las vacas alimentadas con 5 kg de lodo de palma ya que ambas variables se ubican como segundo mejor tratamiento con una variación de 11% y 9,50% respectivamente.

  13. The husk fiber of Cocos nucifera L. (Palmae is a source of anti-neoplastic activity

    P.R. Koschek

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, we investigated the in vitro anti-tumoral activities of fractions from aqueous extracts of the husk fiber of the typical A and common varieties of Cocos nucifera (Palmae. Cytotoxicity against leukemia cells was determined by the 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT assay. Cells (2 x 104/well were incubated with 0, 5, 50 or 500 µg/mL high- or low-molecular weight fractions for 48 h, treated with MTT and absorbance was measured with an ELISA reader. The results showed that both varieties have almost similar antitumoral activity against the leukemia cell line K562 (60.1 ± 8.5 and 47.5 ± 11.9% for the typical A and common varieties, respectively. Separation of the crude extracts with Amicon membranes yielded fractions with molecular weights ranging in size from 1-3 kDa (fraction A to 3-10 kDa (fraction B and to more than 10 kDa (fraction C. Cells were treated with 500 µg/mL of these fractions and cytotoxicity was evaluated by MTT. Fractions ranging in molecular weight from 1-10 kDa had higher cytotoxicity. Interestingly, C. nucifera extracts were also active against Lucena 1, a multidrug-resistant leukemia cell line. Their cytotoxicity against this cell line was about 50% (51.9 ± 3.2 and 56.3 ± 2.9 for varieties typical A and common, respectively. Since the common C. nucifera variety is extensively cultured in Brazil and the husk fiber is its industrial by-product, the results obtained in the present study suggest that it might be a very inexpensive source of new antineoplastic and anti-multidrug resistant drugs that warrants further investigation.

  14. Under the volcano: phylogeography and evolution of the cave-dwelling Palmorchestia hypogaea (Amphipoda, Crustacea at La Palma (Canary Islands

    Oromí Pedro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The amphipod crustacean Palmorchestia hypogaea occurs only in La Palma (Canary Islands and is one of the few terrestrial amphipods in the world that have adapted to a strictly troglobitic life in volcanic cave habitats. A surface-dwelling closely related species (Palmorchestia epigaea lives in the humid laurel forest on the same island. Previous studies have suggested that an ancestral littoral Orchestia species colonized the humid forests of La Palma and that subsequent drought episodes in the Canaries reduced the distribution of P. epigaea favouring the colonization of lava tubes through an adaptive shift. This was followed by dispersal via the hypogean crevicular system. Results P. hypogaea and P. epigaea did not form reciprocally monophyletic mitochondrial DNA clades. They showed geographically highly structured and genetically divergent populations with current gene flow limited to geographically close surface locations. Coalescence times using Bayesian estimations assuming a non-correlated relaxed clock with a normal prior distribution of the age of La Palma, together with the lack of association of habitat type with ancestral and recent haplotypes, suggest that their adaptation to cave life is relatively ancient. Conclusion The data gathered here provide evidence for multiple invasions of the volcanic cave systems that have acted as refuges. A re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of the extant species of Palmorchestia is needed, as the division of the two species by habitat and ecology is unnatural. The information obtained here, and that from previous studies on hypogean fauna, shows the importance of factors such as the uncoupling of morphological and genetic evolution, the role of climatic change and regressive evolution as key processes in leading to subterranean biodiversity.

  15. Financiación estructurada en la cadena productiva palma, aceites, grasas vegetales y biocombustibles en Colombia

    Quintero Jaramillo, Camilo Eduardo

    2015-01-01

    Los principales hitos en proyectos de inversión en la cadena productiva denominada “palma, aceites, grasas vegetales y biocombustibles” en Colombia y su financiación no se encuentran acompasados con una oferta apropiada, la estructura de financiación ofrecida por el mercado no identifica la existencia de la cadena productiva o esta no se revela como tal ante el sistema financiero -- Haciendo una revisión del portafolio de productos y servicios ofrecido en la actualidad por el sistema financie...

  16. Estructura genética de poblaciones naturales de palma de aceite (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) procedentes de Angola

    Barrera Galvis, Sandra Nereida

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar la diversidad y estructura genética de una colección de 455 entradas de palma africana (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) colectadas en 5 zonas geográficas de la República de Angola y 9 híbridos interespecíficos, con 19 loci microsatélite. Un total de 79 alelos fueron detectados con un promedio de 5.61, trece loci fueron polimórficos con un PIC (índice de información polimórfica) promedio de 0,533. La heterocigosidad esperada promedio (0,561) mostro un...

  17. Epidemiología de la pudrición del cogollo de la palma de aceite

    Benítez Sastoque, Edgar Ricardo

    2011-01-01

    En el periodo entre los años 2008 a 2010 se organizó una campaña fitosanitaria en la región comprendida entre los departamentos de Antioquia, Cesar, Santander y Magdalena, también conocida como la Zona Central Palmera Colombiana o Magdalena Medio Colombiano (MMC). El objetivo fue el de implementar una estrategías regional de manejo de la enfermedad pudrición del cogollo de la palma de aceite (PC). Los objetivos específicos se centraron en aspectos de modelación de la enfe...

  18. Fatores de risco relacionados com suicidios em Palmas (TO), Brasil, 2006-2009, investigados por meio de autopsia psicossocial

    Neci Sena-Ferreira; Valdir Filgueiras Pessoa; Raphael Boechat-Barros; Ana Elisa Bastos Figueiredo; Maria Cecilia de Souza Minayo

    2014-01-01

    Este artigo objetiva analisar e descrever os fatores de risco e seus determinantes, associados a 24 casos de suicídios ocorridos na cidade de Palmas (TO), no período de 2006 a 2009. Utilizou-se o método de autópsia psicológica e psicossocial, a qual, por meio de entrevistas com familiares, busca investigar os suicídios consumados, contextualizando características da vida do sujeito, e compreender os processos familiares e as circunstâncias afetivas, sociais, econômicas e culturais, fundamenta...

  19. Emisiones gaseosas y opacidad del humo de un motor operando con bajas concentraciones de biodiesel de palma

    John R Agudelo; Iván D. Bedoya; Andrés F. Agudelo

    2005-01-01

    En este artículo se presentan los resultados de las prestaciones mecánicas y ambientales de un motor diesel de automoción de 2.5 litros de cilindrada, turboalimentado, montado en banco de ensayos, que utiliza diesel corriente y biodiesel de aceite de palma mezclado al 5, 10 y 20% en volumen. Los ensayos se realizaron a igualdad de energía en el cigüeñal para cada combustible, en cinco grados de carga estacionarios, representativos de las condiciones de operación del vehículo en...

  20. Yacimiento arqueológico de la Necrópolis de La Cucaracha. Mazo, La Palma (Islas Canarias)

    Rodríguez Ruiz, Patricia; Rodríguez Badiola, Eduardo; Carracedo, Juan Carlos; Guillou, Hervé; Pérez Torrado, Francisco José

    2004-01-01

    La necrópolis de La Cucaracha es uno de los enterramientos con restos arqueológicos y humanos más representativos de la población aborigen prehispánica de La Palma (benahoaritas), situada en el flanco del cono estromboliano de la Montaña La Cucaracha, localizada en la vertiente meridional de la dorsal de Cumbre Vieja. La gran profusión de restos arqueológicos – fragmentos de cerámica, industria lítica y restos humanos procedentes de enterramientos y otros ritos funerarios– justifican por sí m...

  1. Registro de los cambios del nivel del mar durante el cuaternario en las Islas Canarias Occidentales (Tenerife y La Palma

    Dabrio, C. J.

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Deposits and erosional marine features representing Quaternary interglaciars interstadials have been analyzed based on geological mapping, sedimentological and paleontological studies. Isotopic measurements and aminoacid racemization dating have been used for chronological purpose. The most complete marine sequence consists of five marine terraces at elevation between O m and 18 m above mean sea leve1 (asl in Tenerife, where deposits of the Last Interglacial (01s 5e include Strombus bubonius and «Senegalese» fauna. For La Palma only preliminary results are presented, but two clear marine levels can be distinguished in the Northeast coast at elevation between O m and 4 m asl; the most recent is Holocene, and the oldest, probably, developed during the Last Interglacial. The rate of vertical movements for the last -135,000 years has been calculated for both Islands, the values show a gently subsiding trend in Tenerife and a gently uplifting trend in La Palma.Depósitos y superficies de erosión asociados a los períodos interglaciares o interestadiales cuaternarios, han sido analizados utilizando cartografías ~eomorfológicas, datos sedimentológicos y paleontológicos. Medidas isotópicas ( 14C y Th/U y datos de racemización de aminoácidos, a partir de las conchas de los moluscos, han sido utilizados con fines cronológicos. La secuencia marina más completa se desarrolla en la isla de Tenerife, y consiste en cinco terrazas marinas localizadas entre los O y 18 m (por encima del nivel medio del mar; en esta misma isla los depósitos del Ultimo Interglacial (01s 5e incluyen Strombus bubonius y fauna «senegalesa». Los datos sobre la isla de La Palma son preliminares, aunque dos niveles marinos diferentes pueden ser claramente diferenciados entre las cotas de O y 4 m en la costa noreste de la isla; el más reciente Holoceno y el más antiguo probablemente desarrollado durante el Ultimo Interglacial. Los valores medios de movimientos

  2. Los Diputados del Común y el Síndico Personero del ayuntamiento de Palma (1766-1808).

    Pascual Ramos, Eduardo

    2015-01-01

    La reforma municipal de Carlos III, precedida por el motín de Esquilache sucedido en Madrid durante los meses de marzo y abril de 1766, fue el principal intento para resolver los graves problemas que padecía la administración local. La reforma alteró la estructura municipal al introducir a representantes del común y reducir el poder de los regidores (nobleza-oligarquía local). Este trabajo analiza las figuras del Diputado del Común y Síndicos Personeros del ayuntamiento de Palma en el periodo...

  3. Estructura poblacional de la palma iriartea deltoidea, en un bosque de tierra firme de la amazonia colombiana

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar la densidad y la estructura poblacional de la palma bombona Iriartea deltoidea en un bosque de tierra firme de la zona sur del Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu, en la Amazonia Colombiana. En seis parcelas de 1 ha y 90 transectos de 50 x 1 m, se censaron todos los individuos de la especie. Para cada individuo, se registró la altura del tallo, el estado morfológico de las hojas (i.e. hojas enteras, hojas divididas, forma de las pinnas), la for...

  4. Costos ambientales en el proceso de extracción del aceite de palma. Estudio de un caso

    Doris C. Reinosa Pulido

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de la presente investigación es establecer los factores que inciden en la conformación de los costos ambientales en el procesamiento de extracción del aceite de palma en la planta procesadora Palmeras San Simón, en el Municipio Colón, Estado Zulia. La investigación se enmarca dentro de la contabilidad financiera, sobre la base de los costos internos. El tipo de investigación es descriptiva, de campo, las técnicas utilizadas fueron la entrevista, la observación directa y el cuestio...

  5. Regeneración de palmas en plantaciones y bosques nativos en el santuario de fauna y flora Otún, Quimbaya (Risaralda, Colombia)

    Vargas Ríos Orlando; Correa Gómez Diego Felipe

    2006-01-01

    Las palmas constituyen un grupo clave en el estudio de los procesos sucesionales en bosques montanos neotropicales, por su alta representatividad estructural, funcional y ecológica. En el presente estudio se evaluó la regeneración diferencial de palmas y su estructura de edades en diferentes tipos de bosque (nativo maduro, nativo secundario, pino, roble urapán) del Santuario de Fauna y Flora Otún-Quimbaya (Risaralda, Colombia), en términos de la distribución diferencial de las especies y de l...

  6. Caracterización del aceite de coquito de palma chilena (Jubaea chilensis

    Torija, M. Esperanza

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The characteristics of the seeds from Chilean palm and the detailed composition of its fat are studied starting from 4 lots of seeds from the two regions being the major producers of Chilean palm seeds. From the proximate composition of the seeds a high content of fats is deduced with a mean value of 67.3%. The contents of proteins, carbohydrates and fibre were in the range of 7-11%. A detailed analysis of the fat indicates a high content of saturated fatty acids being capric, caprilic, lauric and miristic acids the major fatty acids. For this reason the presence of a high percentage of medium-chain triglycerides are detected in the triglyceride analysis. As for tocopherols, the fat contains low amounts of α-, γ- y δ-tocopherol with a total average of 84 mg/kg. Concerning phytosterols, the total content was around 1000 mg/kg being β-sitosterol and Δ7-estigmastenol the two major sterolsSe analizan las características generales del coquito de palma chilena y se estudia con detalle la composición de su aceite. Con este objetivo, se analizan 4 lotes de coquitos procedentes de las dos regiones de Chile donde existe mayor producción. La composición proximal del coquito indica un contenido muy mayoritario de grasa, con un promedio de 67,3% mientras los contenidos de proteínas, hidratos de carbono y fibra se encuentran entre el 7 y el 11%. Un análisis detallado de la grasa muestra un contenido elevado de ácidos grasos saturados (alrededor del 85% siendo los ácidos cáprico, caprílico, láurico y mirístico los que se encuentran en mayor concentración, lo que origina un elevado porcentaje de triglicéridos de cadena media. Respecto a los tocoferoles, el aceite contiene cantidades limitadas de α-, γ- y δ-tocoferol con un valor promedio total de 84 mg/kg, no detectándose la presencia de tocotrienoles. Respecto a los fitoesteroles, el contenido total es del orden de 1000 mg/kg siendo los esteroles mayoritarios el

  7. Magma transport beneath La Palma: inferences based on fluid inclusion and mineral-melt thermobarometry

    Galipp, K.; Kluegel, A.; Hansteen, T.

    2003-04-01

    La Palma (Canary Islands) represents a hotspot island with an active rift zone, inferred to have formed during the last 800 ka following southward growth of the former radial-symmetrical stratovolcano Taburiente /1/. The aim of our study is to model the magmatic evolution of the rift system from its early stage (Cumbre Nueva) through the short Bejenado volcano phase which followed the Cumbre Nueva collapse (560-549 ka) to the presently active rift zone (Cumbre Vieja). Clinopyroxene-melt thermobarometry and microthermometry of fluid inclusions were applied to constrain magma pathways and major levels of magma stagnation. CO2- dominated fluid inclusions in olivine and clinopyroxene in Taburiente picrites show density distributions with maxima at 0.7-0.85 g/cm-3. These values correspond to equilibrium pressures of 400-600 MPa, in accordance with other Taburiente data /2/. Inclusion data of a Cumbre Nueva ankaramite give pressure estimates of 200-300 MPa. In comparison, fluid inclusions in Recent Cumbre Vieja rocks yield a pronounced pressure estimate at 200-400 MPa, which overlaps with the Cumbre Nueva data but is shallower than that for Taburiente. Clinopyroxene-melt barometry of phenocryst rims and glassy groundmass yield pressure maxima between 600 and 900 MPa for Taburiente, Bejenado and Cumbre Nueva. This pressure range partly overlaps with that for Cumbre Vieja (maximum between 500 and 800 MPa) but has a tendency to higher pressures. The combined data indicate that two separate magma stagnation levels are distinct for each rift phase: (1) a main fractionation level within the upper mantle which is common to all phases, and (2) intermittent stagnation close to the Moho for the Taburiente volcano and above the Moho for both the Cumbre Nueva and Cumbre Vieja. Observing that the present rift system and the early stages of the rift show different levels of fractionation and magma stagnation and also show compositional differences between the lavas, we suggest that

  8. El «Edificio Central» en las Palmas de Gran Canaria – España

    Ruiz Duerto, A.

    1972-11-01

    Full Text Available A description is given of the program, characteristics, and building solutions for this unique building, situated in downtown Las Palmas. The building complex is composed of two underground levels for parking, a ground-floor and mezzanine for commercial purposes, and open plaza with swimming pool, dressing rooms, cafeteria, restaurant, dance spot, playground, and a block of 15 floors containing 137 apartments of varying size arranged so as to minimize sun overexposure and maximize privacy. The structure is of reinforced concrete and lightweight slabs, and enjoys quality fixtures which assure excellent functioning.Se describe el programa, características y solución constructiva de este edificio singular, situado en el centro cívico de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Se compone de: — dos plantas de sótano para estacionamiento de vehículos; planta baja comercial; — entreplanta comercial; — planta libre ajardinada con piscina, vestuarios-aseos, cafetería, restaurante, club de baile, juego de niños, guardería, etc.; — un bloque de 15 plantas con 137 apartamentos, de superficie variada, y dispuesto de forma que evite perjuicios de soleamiento y vistas a los edificios circundantes. Estructura de hormigón armado y losas aligeradas, con toda suerte de instalaciones que aseguren su perfecto funcionamiento.

  9. ANÁLISIS ESPACIAL DE LA CORRELACIÓN ENTRE CULTIVO DE PALMA DE ACEITE Y DESPLAZAMIENTO FORZADO EN COLOMBIA

    Camilo Rey Sabogal

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se examina la existencia de una posible correlación entre cultivos de palma de aceite y el desplazamiento forzado en Colombia. Este análisis se plantea con la perspectiva de la econometría espacial porque se identificó autocorrelación y clústeres en las variables entre las unidades geográficas municipales. Por ello se emplea la estrategia regresión geográficamente ponderada, la cual estima ecuaciones municipales que tienen en cuenta el comportamiento de las variables en los municipios vecinos. Como resultado se encontró un patrón de relación directa entre cultivos de palma y desplazamiento en unidades geográficas en el cual los cultivos se impulsaron en la última década. Se debe aclarar que este artículo no evalúa aún la relación de causalidad entre las variables, aspecto que requiere nuevos datos y ajustes metodológicos.

  10. SÍNTOMAS ASOCIADOS A LA DEFICIENCIA DE BORO EN LA PALMA ACEITERA (Elaeis guineensis JACQ. EN COSTA RICA

    Marco V. Guti\\u00E9rrez-Soto

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es brindar información fisiológica relativa a las funciones, la disponibilidad, la economía y la deficiencia de boro en las plantas, con énfasis en la palma aceitera cultivada en Coto, Costa Rica. Se exponen las generalidades sobre la química del boro en el suelo y en las plantas, y se discuten sus posibles funciones estructurales, metabólicas y morfogenéticas. Se resalta su papel en la formación y la estabilidad de la pared celular, el transporte de azúcares, el control de los niveles de auxinas y en el desarrollo reproductivo. Se compara la susceptibilidad relativa de las hojas y las raíces a la deficiencia de boro. Se describen los síntomas de la deficiencia de boro observados en la palma aceitera, los posibles mecanismos causales y los métodos apropiados para su diagnóstico. Se discuten además las terapias, formulaciones químicas y métodos agronómicos disponibles para su corrección.

  11. El comportamiento térmico de la ciudad de Las Palmas de G. C.: La Isla de calor nocturna

    Lidia Esther Romero Martín

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan las principales pautas del comportamiento térmico de la ciudad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Utilizando el método de los recorridos urbanos, durante un año se registraron los datos de temperatura y humedad de 42 puntos de la ciudad, que incluyen áreas formales y funcionales diferentes. Los resultados confirman la existencia de una isla de calor nocturna de carácter bifocal y de intensidad moderada, aunque puede llegar a alcanzar valores de 5.3º C. Su localización está controlada fundamentalmente por la densidad edificatoria y la intensidad del tráfico. El Istmo de la Isleta se comporta como una isla de frescor.In this article, we present the outlines of the thermal behaviour of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Using the method of travelling around the city, we recorded temperature and humidity data for 42 sites in the city, including different formal and functional areas. The results confirm that there is a bi-focal and moderate island of nocturnal heat, although it can reach 5.3ºC. This is determined fundamentally by building density and the intensity of the traffic. The Isthmus of La Isleta acts as an island of fresh temperatures.

  12. Insular identity and urban contexts: representations of the local in the construction of an image of Palma (Mallorca, Balearic Islands

    Mercè Picornell

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses the relationship between island and city in the configuration of an insular identity. The hypothesis addresses the special visibility that, in the case of small islands, results from the confrontation between two relevant singularities – the city and the island – in the symbolic conceptualization of territory. The opposition between island contexts and urban spaces is thus considered in terms of the local/global and rural/urban binaries. These are analysed in contemporary cultural representations of the relationship between the island of Mallorca and its historical and administrative capital, Palma. Since the 1960s, Mallorca has become a mass tourism destination with a considerable demographic impact, especially in the capital, which is the island’s gateway for both tourism and immigration. This paper considers geographical, literary and media discourses along with particular mass-consumption cultural products to argue that Palma is represented as a predatory ‘monster’ devouring the island’s ‘local’ identity. It is argued that different types of neo-ruralism have emerged and reinforced the opposition between the island and the city. This opposition underlies a process of counter-acculturation that delineates and strengthens Mallorcan self-representation in a context defined by an increasingly diverse population as a result of tourism and migratory flows.

  13. Estudio micológico de El Canal y Los Tiles (La Palma, Islas Canarias. V. Datos adicionales

    Leal, Julio

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available An annotated catalogue of 66 taxa, collected in the early MAB Reserve El Canal y Los Tiles is presented. Among these taxa, 11 species are new for La Palma island and 5 are recorded for the first time in the Canary Islands. Taxonomic comments on some critical species and information about the distribution in the Macaronesian bioregion of all the studied taxa are given. Based on our previous publications, global data on biodiversity, substrates and distribution of the mycobiota in the different plant communities present in the sampled area are analyzed.

    Se presenta un estudio sobre 66 especies, pertenecientes a las divisiones Myxomycota (21, Ascomycota (29 y Basidiomycota (16, encontradas en la antigua Reserva de la Biosfera El Canal y Los Tiles. De ellas 11 se citan por primera vez para la isla de La Palma, siendo 5 de éstas nuevas para Canarias. Se hacen comentarios taxonómicos sobre algunos táxones conflictivos, además de amplia información sobre su distribución en la Región Macaronésica. En base a publicaciones propias anteriores, se aportan datos globales sobre biodiversidad, sustratos y distribución de la micobiota en las diferentes unidades ambientales presentes en el área de estudio.

  14. LA PALMA AMARGA (Sabal mauritiiformis, Arecaceae EN SISTEMAS PRODUCTIVOS DEL CARIBE COLOMBIANO: ESTUDIO DE CASO EN PIOJÓ, ATLÁNTICO

    Viviana Andrade-Erazo

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENLa palma Sabal mauritiiformis es un recurso importante en el Caribe colombiano debido al uso de sus hojas para techar. Para evaluar el estado de sus poblaciones en Piojó (Atlántico, uno de los municipios más productores de hojas, se estudió la densidad y la estructura poblacional de la palma. Se establecieron 16 parcelas de 0,1 ha, en los tres sistemas de uso de suelo más comunes en la zona: ganadería (6, cultivos (5 y rastrojo (5. Se encontró que la palma amarga constituye un recurso silvestre, muy resistente y capaz de adaptarse a ambientes perturbados pues está incorporada en sistemas productivos de cultivos, rastrojos y ganadería, donde las prácticas de manejo influyen en la densidad y estructura de sus poblaciones. La palma es muy resistente y capaz de adaptarse a ambientes perturbados. El área estudiada incluyó 5349 individuos distribuidos en cuatro categorías de tamaño. Los rastrojos (3620 ± 2808 individuos/hectárea y los cultivos (5612 ± 3361 ind/ha presentaron más individuos y mejores estructuras poblacionales que las áreas de ganadería (1488 ± 827 ind/ha, en las cuales se encontraron poblaciones más deterioradas por efecto del pisoteo y el forrajeo. La prevalencia de individuos en algunas clases de tamaño refleja las condiciones de manejo actual e histórico; actividades como el pastoreo o las quemas, sin una apropiada planificación, pueden comprometer el desarrollo de las poblaciones de la palma y la futura disponibilidad del recurso.ABSTRACTThe palm Sabal mauritiiformis is an important resource in the Colombian Caribbean, as its leaves are used for thatching. In order to assess the status of its populations in Piojó (Atlántico department, one of the major leaf producers in the region, palm population structure was studied by randomly establishing 16 sample plots of 0.1 ha in the three major use areas where the palm occurs:: pastures (6, crops (5 and fallows (5. We found that the bitter palm is a

  15. Farelo de palma forrageira (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill em substituição ao milho: 1. digestibilidade aparente de nutrientes

    Veras Robson Magno Liberal

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o consumo e a digestibilidade aparente de nutrientes em dietas com quatro níveis de substituição do milho (0, 25, 50 e 75% pelo farelo de palma forrageira. Dezesseis carneiros com 30 meses de idade e peso vivo médio de 40 kg foram alocados em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso. Não houve efeito dos níveis de substituição do milho pelo farelo de palma sobre o consumo de nutrientes, o qual foi restrito em 2,5% do peso vivo. A inclusão do farelo de palma forrageira não influenciou o coeficiente de digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca, matéria orgânica, fibra em detergente neutro, carboidratos totais, extrato etéreo e proteína bruta. O coeficiente de digestibilidade aparente da fibra em detergente ácido aumentou linearmente com a inclusão de palma forrageira na dieta.

  16. Estrategia ambiental en el manejo de efluentes en la extracción de aceite de palma

    María Bonomie

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available En el proceso de extracción de aceite de palma, se consideran alternativas de separación de los residuos sólidos y líquidos para el aprovechamiento (si es posible total del efluente. Estos residuos sólidos de naturaleza orgánica, y las descargas líquidas, suelen considerarse de bajo impacto en comparación con otros procesos productivos de algunos sectores industriales. En este sentido, la presente investigación tiene como propósito analizar el manejo de los efluentes en el proceso de extracción de aceite de palma o aceite rojo. Asimismo, se presenta la estrategia ambiental en este tipo de proceso utilizando la producción más limpia. La investigación es de tipo analítica, no experimental de campo; la población se delimitó a las empresas del sector de palma aceitera que desarrolla el proceso de extracción de aceite. Se realizaron varias visitas y entrevistas al personal de estas empresas; siendo necesario aclarar que para efectos de esta investigación, solamente se considera la producción de aceite rojo, en virtud de que del proceso de producción se obtienen dos sub productos, aceite de palmiste y harina de palmiste. Los resultados, indican que existen efluentes en las diferentes etapas del proceso de extracción de aceite, los cuales reciben un tratamiento especial, por lo que requieren de áreas que desempeñan actividades de apoyo, tales como: control de calidad, mantenimiento y generación de energía, las cuales intervienen en la generación y tratamiento de los efluentes. Se concluye que las empresas que utilizan este tipo de proceso productivo, emplean estrategias innovadoras para disminuir el impacto ambiental, en aras de mejorar el desempeño ambiental en este tipo de organización.

  17. Ausência de Trichinella spiralis em suínos adultos abatidos em Palmas, Estado do Paraná, Brasil Absence of Trichinella spiralis in adult swines slaughtered in Palmas, Paraná, Brazil

    Heitor Daguer

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Foram examinadas amostras de 3.774 suínos adultos, abatidos sob inspeção federal entre os anos de 2002 e 2004 na cidade de Palmas, Estado do Paraná, Brasil, utilizando-se a técnica da digestão artificial de amostras coletivas com agitador magnético para pesquisa de larvas de Trichinella spiralis. Os animais eram provenientes de 68 municípios dos três estados da região Sul do Brasil. A técnica utilizada seguiu as recomendações européias e as amostras examinadas consistiam de fragmentos musculares do masseter, base da língua e diafragma de cada animal. Não foram detectadas larvas do parasita nos animais examinados, sugerindo que a infecção por T. spiralis não ocorre nas criações de suínos examinadas.Samples of 3.774 adult pigs, slaughtered under federal inspection between the years of 2002 and 2004 in the county of Palmas, State of Paraná, Brazil, were examined by pooled sample artificial digestion with magnetic stirrer for a survey of Trichinella spiralis larvae. Animals proceeded from 68 counties of the three states of the South region of Brazil. The employed essay was the recommended by the European commission. The samples were formed by muscular pieces of masseter, tongue and diaphragm of each animal. No larvae were detected in the animals, indicating that T. spiralis infection does not occur in the examined swine stocks.

  18. Representações sobre meio ambiente de alunos da Educação Básica de Palmas (TO Palmas (TO Basic Education students' representations of the environment

    Berenice Feitosa da Costa Aires

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available As representações sociais sobre meio ambiente, de 791 alunos da Educação Básica de Palmas (TO, no Ensino Fundamental e Médio das redes privada, municipal e estadual, foram investigadas mediante análise de documentos e pesquisa de campo, utilizando-se a técnica de mapas mentais. A identificação dos elementos das representações de meio ambiente, apresentada pelos alunos, tomou por base a análise global dos desenhos de cada aluno das fases de Ensino Fundamental I e II, e Ensino Médio. Possivelmente, as origens das representações categorizadas estejam associadas, sobretudo, aos discursos dos professores e à própria vivência de cada aluno, à percepção que cada um tem do ambiente/lugar no qual reside.The social representations of the environment of 791 students of Basic Education for Palmas (TO in elementary and high school networks both private, municipal and state were investigated by examining documents and field research, using the technique of mind mapping. The identification of elements of representations of the Environment, presented by the students was based on the overall analysis of each student's drawings of the stages of elementary school I and II, and High School. We considered that the origins of the representations are linked through categorization, especially the discourses of teachers and the very existence of each student, and the perception that each has of the environment / location in which they reside.

  19. Saharan mineral dust outbreaks observed over the North Atlantic island of La Palma in summertime between 1984 and 2012

    Laken, Benjamin A; Pallé, Enric; Shahbaz, Tariq

    2013-01-01

    We estimate the frequency of Saharan mineral dust outbreak events observed over the North Atlantic island of La Palma based on in situ nightly atmospheric extinction measurements recorded almost continuously since 1984 by the Carlsberg Meridian Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos observatory. The outbreak frequency shows a well-defined seasonal peak in the months of July to September, during which time the occurrence of Saharan dust events (SDEs) is approximately 28\\pm6%. We find considerable year-to-year variability in the summertime SDEs frequency, observing a steady reduction between 1984 and 1997, followed by a period of relative mean stability from 1999 to 2012. We investigated changes in the atmospheric extinction of the SDEs as an indicator of strength of the episodes and found that this parameter approximately follows the SDE frequency, however, instrumental limitations prevented us from deriving precise conclusions regarding their long-term changes. A lagged correlation analysis between SDE prope...

  20. Arquitectura y poder local: los orígenes de la comandancia de marina de Las Palmas

    Javier Márquez Quevedo

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available La construcción de edificaciones representativas del poder ha sido siempre una constante. En el caso de Canarias, una región pobre y alejada del centro político de Estado, esta arquitectura tomó una gran relevancia debido a su escasez. En una etapa de creciente rivalidad entre la capital provincial, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, y Las Palmas, ciudad que despuntaba con el auge del Puerto de La Luz, el deseo de contar cuanto antes con un vistoso edificio para la Comandancia de Marina tuvo un evidente objetivo político. Este artículo es un breve repaso a los orígenes de esta construcción y sus dificultades para realizarla.The representative authority building has ever been manifest. In Canary Islands, needy and distant region from metropolis, this architecture obtains large importance owing to her shortness. In the times of increasing competition between the chief town, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Las Palmas, one place that expanding through Puerto de La Luz’s summit, to have a desire to count upon a showy commandership building rapidly it was an obvious political objective. In this essay, we will analyse the origins of this building and the objections in order to achieve it.

  1. ESTUDO DE NEUTRALIZAÇÃO DOS GASES DE EFEITO ESTUFA DA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO TOCANTINS - REITORIA E CAMPUS UNIVERSITÁRIO DE PALMAS: UMA FORMA DE MITIGAÇÃO AMBIENTAL STUDY OF GREENHOUSE GASES OFFSETS OF THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TOCANTINS STATE, BRAZIL – ACADEMIC SENATE AND CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PALMAS: A WAY OF ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION

    Diego Robson Rocha dos Santos; Aurélio Pessôa Picanço; Girlene Figueiredo Maciel; Juan Carlos Valdés Serra

    2010-01-01

    The main objective of this paper was to establish an inventory of the Federal University of Tocantins’Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) emissions derived from controlled sources and administrative activities conducted in 2009 by the Rectory and the University Campus of Palmas, in order to calculate the number of Savanna’s native trees to be planted in the region of the county of Palmas-TO to neutralize GHG emissions reported in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). Utilizing the Specifications of the Brazi...

  2. Consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill) e palma orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp.) - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i2.4684 Intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill) and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.) - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i2.4684

    Valéria Louro Ribeiro; Mário de Andrade Lira; Adriana Guim; Ângela Maria Vieira Batista; Maria Caroline de Almeida Cavalcanti; Agenor Costa Ribeiro Neto

    2008-01-01

    O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma Gigante (Opuntia fícus-indica Mill) e palma Orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp.). Foram utilizados 20 animais mestiços, sendo dez caprinos e dez ovinos, alojados em galpão coletivo, contidos individualmente por meio de cordas, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em um arranjo fatorial 2 x 2 (duas espécies animais e duas variedades de palma). As observaçõe...

  3. Efecto de la alimentación con lodo de palma (Elaeis guineensis) sobre la producción de leche

    Ramón Zambrano Morán; Guido Kuffo Lara; Brenda Alcívar Hidalgo; Janet Intriago García

    2016-01-01

    La escasez de alimento para el ganado vacuno en la época de pocas lluvias ocasiona la pérdida de peso y producción en vacas lac-tantes. Este estudio pretende demostrar la viabilidad de reemplazar la pastura por lodo de palma durante los períodos de escasez manteniendo los niveles de producción de leche y carne de las vacas lactantes. Para esto se contó con cinco tratamientos donde se adicionó 2, 5, 8 y 11 kg de lodo de palma más un tratamiento sin adición (control) por 60 días. Durante este l...

  4. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LA FASE UPSTREAM DE LA CADENA DE VALOR Y ABASTECIMIENTO DE LA AGROINDUSTRIA DE LA PALMA DE ACEITE EN COLOMBIA

    Rafael García Cáceres

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo proporciona una descripción de la fase upstream de la cadena agroindustrial de la palma de aceite. El trabajo caracteriza la funcionalidad y relaciones de eslabones y escalones de la cadena de abastecimiento y de valor de la cadena en Colombia. El trabajo representa un esfuerzo pionero que busca contribuir a mejorar la eficiencia y eficacia del sector palmero colombiano.

  5. DISEÑO DE MEZCLA ASFÁLTICA TIBIA A PARTIR DE LA MEZCLA DE ASFALTO Y ACEITE CRUDO DE PALMA

    Conrado H. Lopera Palacio

    2013-01-01

    de penetración 60-70, modificado con crudo de palma al 1%. El diseño se realizó por el método Marshall, la temperatura de producción de la mezcla se redujo, así como la viscosidad del asfalto y se mejoró el desempeño de la mezcla asfáltica tibia comparada con la mezcla asfáltica en caliente.

  6. A study on distribution and population size of Androcymbium hierrense (Colchicaceae) an endangered taxon, in La Palma Biosphere Reserve (Canary Islands)

    Manuel Medina, Félix; Fernández de León, Raúl

    2015-01-01

    The scarce knowledge on the distribution of the natural populations of the Canarian endemic Androcymbium hierrense (Colchicaceae), an endangered species in the island of La Palma hampers the identification of priorities for undertaking actions for its conservation. Here we present a survey in which, the species is distributed in 14 locations grouped into two differentiated areas. This result represents an increase of ca. 200% in the occupancy area known for the species until now. A total of 1...

  7. Comunidades del zooplankton en los ríos Teaone, Esmeraldas, Terminal Petrolero y el balneario Las Palmas de Esmeraldas, durante el 2004

    Naranjo, Ch.

    2005-01-01

    Los estudios del zooplancton en diferentes áreas principalmente en el río Teaone, Esmeraldas y la zona marino costera frente a la ciudad que incluye, el área del balneario Las Palmas, en el último año se ha intensificado con el objetivo de obtener un conocimiento detallado de la presencia de estos organismos y las características físico-químicas que condicionan su abundancia y distribución.

  8. Les relacions epistolars de les ciutats de Barcelona, València i Palma entre els segles XVI i XVII (c. 1510 – c. 1630

    Vicent Baydal Sala

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Resum: L’article analitza les epístoles enviades pels Consells municipals de Barcelona, Valènciai Palma entre els segles XVI i XVII, a través de l’estudi detallat de tres talls cronològics triennalsentre 1510 i 1629. En concret, s’hi atén comparativament a quatre factors: les raons que motivaren la tramesa de cartes per part dels governs urbans, el tipus de destinataris a les quals s’adreçaren, la xarxa de connexions territorials que el seu enviament ocasionà i les formes epistolars emprades pels escrivans en la seua confecció. Així, s’hi pot observar que, compartint una mateixa cultura epistolar, l’activitat de cada Consell fou ben diversa en funció del seu propi poder polític i la seua relació amb la monarquia.Paraules clau: Epístoles, Edat Moderna, Barcelona, València, PalmaAbstract: This paper examines the epistles sent by the City Councils of Barcelona, Valènciaand Palma between the 16th and 17th centuries through the detailed study of three triennialchronological sections between 1510 and 1629. Specifically, it deals comparatively with four issues:the reasons that motivated the letters, the type of addressees, the network of territorial connectionsestablished by the sending of the letters and the epistolary forms used by the scribes. It is observedthat, sharing the same epistolary culture, the activity of each Council was very diverse dependingon its own political power and its relationship with the monarchy.Keywords: Epistles, Early Modern Ages, Barcelona, Valencia, Palma

  9. Estimates of matter yield and N-uptake in sorghum grown on saline and non-saline soils manured with dhaincha (sesbania aculeata) plant residues utilizing 15N tracer techniques

    Pot experiments were conducted to study the effect of manuring with three types of plant residues (roots, shoots or roots plus shoots) of Dhaincha (Sesbania aculeata Pers.) on the yield and N-uptake of Sorghum bicolor grown in saline and non-saline soils. For measuring various sources of N-uptake, two isotopic dilution techniques were utilized by adding to these soils either 15N-labelled inorganic N-fertilizer (indirect method) or 15N-labelled sesbania leaves (direct method). For the indirect method, both soils manured with each type of sesbania residue, received four split applications of 15N-labelled ammonium sulphate. Results indicated that each type of sesbania residue, applied as a green manure, resulted in significant increases in both dry matter yield and N-uptake of sorghum as compared with the un manured control. Moreover, sesbania residues decreased the harmful effect of salinity on plant growth. Percentages of N derived from residues (%Ndfr) in sorghum grown in non saline soil ranged between 3.9 and 33%; whereas, in saline soil, the observed values ranged between 4.9 and 19.8%. N recoveries in sorghum grown in non saline soil were 61, 45 and 37% of the total amount contained in the sesbania root, shoot and root plus shoot; whereas, values in sorghum grown in saline soils were 48, 14,8 and 15.7%, respectively. The beneficial effects of sesbania residues have been attributed not only to the additional N availability to the plants, but also to its effects on the enhancement of soil N uptake. Percentages and amounts of Ndfr calculated using the indirect method were not significantly different from those obtained by the direct method indicating that the indirect method used herein is feasible and simple for measuring N release from organic residues. It is suggested that the use of Sesbania aculeata residues, particularly the shoots, as a green manure, can provide a substantial portion of total N in sorghum. Moreover, the use of sesbania green manure in saline

  10. Emisiones gaseosas y opacidad del humo de un motor operando con bajas concentraciones de biodiesel de palma

    John R. Agudelo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los resultados de las prestaciones mecánicas y ambientales de un motor diesel de automoción de 2.5 litros de cilindrada, turboalimentado, montado en banco de ensayos, que utiliza diesel corriente y biodiesel de aceite de palma mezclado al 5, 10 y 20% en volumen. Los ensayos se realizaron a igualdad de energía en el cigüeñal para cada combustible, en cinco grados de carga estacionarios, representativos de las condiciones de operación del vehículo en ciudad. Se obtuvo un incremento en el consumo específico de combustible respecto al diesel corriente en torno a 0.5, 1 y 1.7% al usar B5, B10 y B20 respectivamente. El rendimiento efectivo no sufrió cambios estadísticamente significativos, con lo cual se comprobó que la relación energía suministrada a energía obtenida en el cigüeñal se mantuvo constante independientemente de la mezcla de biodiesel. Las emisiones específicas de THC (gTHC/kWh disminuyeron aproximadamente en la misma proporción que el contenido de biodiesel en la mezcla (5, 10 y 20%, para B5, B10 y B20 respectivamente. Las de CO y la opacidad de humos (% disminuyeron en la misma proporción, correspondiente con la mitad del contenido de biodiesel en la mezcla (2.5, 5 y 10%, para B5, B10 y B20 respectivamente. Las emisiones específicas de NOx incrementaron ligeramente, y alcanzaron un máximo para la mezcla B20 en torno al 3% respecto al diesel corriente. Se presentan los índices de emisión en términos de masa de contaminante por unidad de masa de combustible quemado. Los resultados permiten concluir que el uso del biodiesel de aceite de palma mezclado en concentraciones inferiores al 20% con diesel convencional tiene ventajas ambientales significativas. Desde el punto de vista mecánico, el consumo adicional de combustible se ve apenas ligeramente incrementado sin afectar el rendimiento efectivo del motor.

  11. Implementación del software libre en la web de la Biblioteca Pública de Palma Can Sales

    Ordóñez Nievas, Ramón

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Es descriu el projecte de disseny i implementació del web de la Biblioteca Pública de Palma Can Sales per mitjà d'un sistema de gestió de continguts open source que permeti integrar les noves tecnologies de la informació i comunicació, obtenir un major grau d'accessibilitat i usabilitat i un disseny visual més amigable, acord amb les noves tendències web. S'incorporen les noves eines web 2.0 per aconseguir una major participació dels usuaris en l'elaboració dels continguts i millorar així els serveis oferts. Finalment, es destaca en aquest procés la utilització d'eines, extensions i altres aplicacions de programari lliure en totes les etapes del seu desenvolupament.Se describe el proyecto de diseño e implementación de la página web de la Biblioteca Pública de Can Sales a través de un sistema de gestión de contenidos open source que permita integrar las nuevas tecnologías de la información y comunicación, obtener un mayor grado de accesibilidad y usabilidad y un diseño visual más amigable acorde con las nuevas tendencias web. Se incorporan las nuevas herramientas web 2.0 para conseguir una mayor participación de los usuarios en la elaboración de los contenidos y mejorar así los servicios ofrecidos. Finalmente se destaca en este proceso la utilización de herramientas, extensiones y demás aplicaciones de software libre en todas las etapas de su desarrollo.This paper reports on the design and development of the website of Can Sales, the public library in Palma, Majorca whose open source contents management system has made it possible to integrate the new ITs, improve site accessibility and usability and make the website’s visual experience more user friendly. The website has incorporated new Web 2.0 tools to improve its services and allow users to participate more actively in the design and development of the contents. Finally, the paper also focuses on the importance, at all stages of the project, of the tools

  12. Agricultura y explotación rural: Los contratos agrarios en La Palma entre 1600 y 1625

    Pedro C. Quintana Andrés

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available La propiedad y la explotación de la tierra en Canarias durante el Antiguo Régimen son factores fundamentales para comprender la evolución histórica de su formación social. Las relaciones de producción, de acumulación de la propiedad agraria y la distribución de las rentas son algunos de los parámetros sobre los que descansa el sistema socioeconómico regional. Los contratos agrarios registrados en La Palma –arrendamientos, medianerías- se muestran como valiosas referencias para conocer los procesos de deforestación, de avance de la agricultura, de las transformaciones en la producción agraria, en la concentración de la propiedad o en la movilidad de la mano de obra campesina. Los acuerdos contractuales para la explotación de la tierra reflejan, en gran medida, la progresión de los procesos de profundización en el mundo agrario del sistema de complementariedad económica regional, de los efectos de las fluctuaciones del mercado exterior, sobre todo en referencia a la producción de vinos, o las tendencias del consumo en Canarias.Property and the use of land in the Canary Islands under the previous regime are fundamental factors for understanding the historical evolution of their social formation. The relations of the factors of production, the accumulation of agricultural property and the distribution of wealth are some of the parameters on which the regional socio-economic system rests. The agrarian contracts on record in La Palma - leases, tenancy farming- are valuable references for discovering the processes of deforestation, the advance of agriculture, the transformation in ownership of agricultural lands, the concentration of ownership and the mobility of rural labour. The contractual agreements for working the land show, to a large extent, the progression of the processes of development of the agrarian world of the regional system of complementary economic advantages, the effects of the fluctuations in the overseas market

  13. Three Neoclassicisms. Exploring the Possibilities of a Comparative Average Shot Length Through Clint Eastwood, Brian De Palma and Woody Allen

    Agustín Rubio Alcover

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This study is intended to compare the complete filmographies of the three American directors whose works are analyzed. They are Clint Eastwood, Brian De Palma and Woody Allen. We define the approach as a trampoline for leaping over the wall of a difficult conceptual and methodological blind alley—an understanding of movie editors and their task, but above all their contribution. Their work is disguised as something merely technical and obvious but, even in the best of cases, this attitude never anything other than lazy. It is the analysis route upheld and cultivated by the David Bordwell and Barry Salt that we are prepared to travel along. If we want to abjure an unsustainably radical anti-empiricism without precipitating ourselves into neo-empiricist infantilism or regressing to a chaotic teratology—that is: to try to remain focused on both the wood and the trees—a statistical-type study, aided by the latest-generation digital and computer tools and, more specifically, an Average Shot Length study (which we will refer to from now on with the acronym ASL appears to us an objective and, consequently, literally unobjectionable criterion. It is probably as reductionist as it is stimulating when it comes to reaching conclusions that are non-definitive but undoubtedly worthy of interest, because, faced with the subjectivity of the analysis and at the general macroscopic level of the movie, the normative and the standard blends with the deviant, or exceptional.   

  14. Costos ambientales en el proceso de extracción del aceite de palma. Estudio de un caso

    Doris C. Reinosa Pulido

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la presente investigación es establecer los factores que inciden en la conformación de los costos ambientales en el procesamiento de extracción del aceite de palma en la planta procesadora Palmeras San Simón, en el Municipio Colón, Estado Zulia. La investigación se enmarca dentro de la contabilidad financiera, sobre la base de los costos internos. El tipo de investigación es descriptiva, de campo, las técnicas utilizadas fueron la entrevista, la observación directa y el cuestionario. Se obtuvieron los siguientes resultados: 1 La empresa conoce los principales efluentes, impacto ambiental y ha establecido acciones tendentes a mejorar su gestión, aunque no existe un departamento formal de gestión ambiental. (2 No existe vinculación entre el departamento de contabilidad y la gestión ambiental ejecutada. (3 El sistema contable no permita establecer los costos ambientales. Se concluyó lo siguiente: Se debe implantar una metodología que permita acumular los costos ambientales donde se imputen al costo del producto, actividad o periodo, y no segregarlos en un centro de costos ambientales separado.

  15. Fatores de risco relacionados com suicidios em Palmas (TO, Brasil, 2006-2009, investigados por meio de autopsia psicossocial

    Neci Sena-Ferreira

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva analisar e descrever os fatores de risco e seus determinantes, associados a 24 casos de suicídios ocorridos na cidade de Palmas (TO, no período de 2006 a 2009. Utilizou-se o método de autópsia psicológica e psicossocial, a qual, por meio de entrevistas com familiares, busca investigar os suicídios consumados, contextualizando características da vida do sujeito, e compreender os processos familiares e as circunstâncias afetivas, sociais, econômicas e culturais, fundamentando-se na reconstrução da história e da personalidade da pessoa. Os fatores socioeconômicos associados foram: ser do sexo masculino, solteiro, de cor parda, estar na faixa etária de 20 a 40 anos e com ensino fundamental. Os principais fatores de risco identificados foram: transtornos mentais, abuso de álcool e outras drogas, relacionamento familiar conturbado e histórico de tentativas anteriores. Buscamos contextualizar e refletir sobre alguns casos relatados pelos familiares e sobre a resposta das equipes de saúde às demandas das famílias. A necessidade de implantar programas de prevenção e de capacitar os profissionais da atenção básica foi verificada.

  16. Geología y vulcanología de La Palma y El Hierro, Canarias Occidentales

    Pérez Torrado, F. J.

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available The western Canaries, relatively little studied until a few years ago from the geological point of view, have however provided decisive data for understanding many of the most important geological problems of the Archipelago, which would probably have been dilucidated earlier, had the study begun with the most recent islands, as occurs in similar chains of oceanic volcanic islands in other parts of the world. To summarize the main geological features and evolutionary characteristics of both islands we emphasize the following stages of development: During the Pliocene, a submarine volcanic edifice or seamount formed in the island of La Palma, made up of pillow lavas, pillow breccias and hyaloclastites, intruded by trachytic domes, plugs of gabbros, and a highly dense dyke swarm. The intense magmatic and dyke intrusion uplifted the searnount up to 1,500 m, tilting it 45-50" to the SW. This intrusive phase was followed by a period of quiescence and erosion of the emerged submarine edifice. The definitive consolidation and progression of the construction of the island continued from at least 1.77 ma in angular and erosive discordance over the submarine basement. The subaerial volcanic reactivation, in which explosive volcanism predominated during the initial stages, producing abundant volcanoclastic and phreatomagmatic materials at the base of the subaerial edifice, persisted in a highly continuous manner until at least 0.41 ma. This initial subaerial stage shaped the northern volcanic shield, formed by the accumulation of several superimposed volcanoes, approximately concentric in relation to one another and the submarine basement. The initial stage of the northern volcanic shield lasted between 1.77 and 1.20 ma, during which period the Garafía volcano was built to a height of 2,500-3,000 m, with steeply sloping flanks, formed predominantly by alkaline basalts with abundant pahoehoe lavas. The rapid growth and progressive instability of the Garaf

  17. [Composition, abundance and infestation rate of ant species in a children's hospital in the city of Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil].

    Bragança, Marcos A L; Lima, Jefferson D

    2010-01-01

    This first survey of the ant fauna in a children's hospital in the city of Palmas, state of Tocantins, compares species composition, abundance and infestation rate of ants between rainy and dry seasons, day and night periods, and among 15 hospital sectors. Forty-eight collections, being 12 diurnal and 12 nocturnal in each season using five attractive baits distributed per sector, maintained for 3h per sampling. A total of 34,309 ants were collected, distributed in 12 species: Acromyrmex sp., Brachymyrmex sp., Camponotus spp. (four morphospecies), Dorymyrmex sp., Tetramorium sp., Solenopsis globularia (Creighton), Solenopsis saevissima Smith, Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius) and Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille). The hospital presented an average building infestation rate (40.3%), when compared with hospitals from other Brazilian regions. In general, there was no difference in the species composition between seasons and the period of the day, although abundance of ants was higher at night. The dry season and the nocturnal period showed the highest infestation rate, mainly by T.melanocephalum and S.globularia. Gynecologic ward, lactation unit, preconception and pediatric ward access ramp showed higher infestation rate, although these varied between seasons. The significant infestation levels by the three species above, especially in sectors with restricted access such as lactation unit, laboratory, Intensive Care Unit e surgery center, indicate potential risks for contamination of patients by multi resistant pathogens possibly present in ants' bodies, as verified in others studies. PMID:20305908

  18. HABITS OF PATIENTS AND IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATOR IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE II IN PALMAS, TOCANTINS, BRAZIL

    Maynard Noleto SALES

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes mellitus, a non-communicable disease that can affect men and women, can be classified as type I or type II. This disease is in the 4th position in numbers of deaths in Brazil, and therefore, involves attention, both from the government, as the patients and family. The aims of this study is describe the lifestyle in relation to diet, foot care and proper medication, and the point of view of patients with diabetes mellitus type II, on the importance of the practice of physical exercise, coordinated and programmed. We performed a study using Questionnaire of Self-Care Activities with Diabetes (QAD and a second questionnaire with questions related to the importance of exercise for patients with diabetes mellitus type II. Questionnaires were applied in 20 patients with the disease (08 men and 12 women, living in the city of Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil. Result: We noticed that even with the recommendations of healthcare professionals, most patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 has not adapted verification of blood glucose, proper nutrition and foot care. Moreover, despite the interviewees know the importance of performing regular physical activity, we noticed that these do not know how much of weekly days in which they must get physical exercise in order to control the disease. Most interviewees adopt just walk as the physical activity, and we have not verified from the answers of patients, if they know what the most beneficial exercises to control this disease.

  19. Whole-system metabolism and CO2 fluxes in a Mediterranean Bay dominated by seagrass beds (Palma Bay, NW Mediterranean

    A. V. Borges

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between whole-system metabolism estimates based on planktonic and benthic incubations (bare sediments and seagrass, Posidonia oceanica meadows, and CO2 fluxes across the air-sea interface were examined in the Bay of Palma (Mallorca, Spain during two cruises in March and June 2002. Moreover, planktonic and benthic incubations were performed at monthly intervals from March 2001 to October 2002 in a seagrass vegetated area of the bay. From the annual study, results showed a contrast between the planktonic compartment, which was heterotrophic during most of the year, except for occasional bloom episodes, and the benthic compartment, which was slightly autotrophic. Whereas the seagrass community was autotrophic, the excess organic carbon production therein could only balance the excess respiration of the planktonic compartment in shallow waters (2 fields and fluxes across the bay observed during the two extensive cruises in 2002. Finally, dissolved inorganic carbon and oxygen budgets provided NEP estimates in fair agreement with those derived from direct metabolic estimates based on incubated samples over the Posidonia oceanica meadow.

  20. Leaf and stem CO/sub 2/ uptake in the three subfamilies of the Cactaceae. [Pereskia aculeata; Pereskia grandifolia; Maihuenia poeppigii; Carnegiea gigantea; Ferocactus acanthodes; Coryphantha vivipara; Mammillaria dioica; Opuntia ficus-inidica; Pereskiopsis porteri; Quiabentia chacoensis; Austrocylindropuntia subulata

    Nobel, P.S.; Hartsock, T.L.

    1986-04-01

    Net CO/sub 2/ uptake over 24-hour periods was examined for the leaves and for the stems of 11 species of cacti representing all three subfamilies. For Pereskia aculeata, Pereskia grandifolia, and Maihuenia poeppigii (subfamily Pereskioideae), all the net shoot CO/sub 2/ uptake was by the leaves and during the daytime. In contrast, for the leafless species Carnegiea gigantea, Ferocactus acanthodes, Coryphantha vivipara, and Mammillaria dioica (subfamily Cactoideae), all the shoot net CO/sub 2/ uptake was by the stems and at night. Similarly, for leafless Opuntia ficus-indica (subfamily Opuntioideae), all net CO/sub 2/ uptake occurred at night. For leafy members of the Opuntioideae (Pereskiopsis porteri, Quiabentia chacoensis, Austrocylindropuntia subulata), at least 88% of the shoot CO/sub 2/ uptake over 24 hours was by the leaves and some CO/sub 2/ uptake occurred at night. Leaves responded to the instantaneous level of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) during the daytime, as occurs for C/sub 3/ plants, whereas nocturnal CO/sub 2/ uptake by stems of O. ficus-indica and F. acanthodes responded to the total daily PAR, as occurs for Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) plants. Thus, under the well-watered conditions employed, the Pereskioideae behaved as C/sub 3/ plants, the Cactoideae behaved as CAM plants, and the Opuntioideae exhibited characteristics of both pathways.

  1. Molecular and parasitological detection of Leishmania spp. in dogs caught in Palmas, TO, Brazil Detecção molecular e parasitológica de Leishmania spp. em cães capturados em Palmas, TO, Brasil

    Natália Melquie Monteiro Teles

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated occurrences of Leishmania infantum in dogs in the municipality of Palmas, Tocantins, comparing diagnostic data obtained using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR and parasitological diagnosis. Blood samples and lymph node aspirates were collected from 63 dogs of males and females and various ages and races, with or without owners, between August 2009 and June 2010. Slides containing smears of lymph node aspirates were stained with Giemsa stained. In PCR, the 145 bp target sequence of the LT1 fragment, located in the Leishmania donovani kDNA minicircle was detected using the RV1 and RV2 oligonucleotide primers. The chi-square test revealed that there was a significant relationship between the symptoms and dogs that were positive for visceral leishmaniasis (VL. The parasitological investigation showed concordance of 66.7% with PCR on blood and 84.1% with PCR on lymph node aspirate. In addition to these tests, evaluations of the diagnoses in parallel and in series were conducted, which showed concordances with the parasitological test of 76.2% and 74.6%, respectively. The results make it possible to suggest that PCR on lymph nodes should be used in evaluating large populations (surveys and that the parasitological test should be used for initial clinical evaluations in veterinary consultation offices.Avaliou-se a ocorrência de Leishmania infantum em cães do município de Palmas-TO, comparando dados diagnósticos obtidos pela Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase (PCR e pelo diagnóstico parasitológico. Foram coletadas amostras de sangue e de aspirado de linfonodo de 63 cães machos e fêmeas, várias idades e raças, domiciliares ou não de agosto de 2009 a junho de 2010. As lâminas contendo esfregaço dos aspirados de linfonodos foram coradas pelo corante Giemsa. Na PCR, a sequência alvo de 145 pb do fragmento LT1, situado no minicírculo do kDNA do grupo Leishmania donovani, foi detectada através dos oligonucleot

  2. Evaluación de Varios Insecticidas para el Control del Cephaloleiaspcerca avagelineataPic, Plaga de la Palma Africana

    Urueta Sandino Eduardo

    1974-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen. Se efectuaron varios ensayos para determinar el efecto de carbofuran 1.0, 1.5 y 2. 0 kg I. A./ha; carbaril 1.5 y 2. 0 kg I. A. /ha; lindano 1.0 y 1.5 kg I. A. /ha; diazinon 0.5 lt I. A./ha; dicrotofos 0. 5 lt I. A. /ha; fosfamidon 0.6 lt. I. A/ha; y fention 0.5 lt I. A./ha, sobre adultos y larvas de Cephaloleiasp. cerca avagelineataPic., una plaga de la palma africana en Colombia. Todos los insecticidas fueron efectivos para controlar larvas de Cephaloleiasp. en cogollos, hasta por periodos de más de 30 días. El carbofuran 2.0 kg I. A./ha carbaril 2.0 kg l . A./ha y lindano 1. 5 kg I.A. /hafueron los productos más eficientes para controlar adultos de Cephaloleia. sp. protegiendo por 15 días las hojas más jóvenes. Dicrotofos 0.5 lt I. A./ha; diazinon0.5 lt l. A./ha; fention 0.5 itI. A./ha y fosfamidon 0.6 lt I. A/ha, aparentemente no fueron efectivos para controlar las formas adultas de Cephaloleiasp. Ninguno de los insecticidas fue fitotóxico para la palma africana. /Abstract. Several tests were carried out to determine the effectiveness of carbofuran 1. 0, 1.5 and 2.0 kg A.I./ha; carbaryl 1.5, 2.0 kg. A.I./ha; lindane 1.0, 1.5 kg. A.I./ha; phosphamidon 0.6 lt. A.I./ha; fenthion 0.5 lt. A.I./ha; dicrotophos 0.5 lt. A.I /ha; diazinon 0.5 lt. A.I./ha on larvae and adults of Cephaloleia. sp. near vagelineata Pic a Chrysomelidae that affects young oil palm (Elaeisguineensis leaves in Colombia. All of these insecticides controlled well Cepbaloleia sp. larvae for periods over a month. carbofuran 2 kg. A.I./ha; carbaryl 2kg. A.I./ha and lindane 1.5 kg. A. I./ha gave the best control of Cephaloleia. sp. adults, protecting young oil palm leaves up to 15 days. Dicrotophos 0.5 lts. A.I./ha; fenthion 0.5 lt. A. I./ha; phosphamidon 0.6 lt. A.I./ha; diazinon 0.5 lt. A.I./ha; apparently were not effective to control adults of Cephaloleia sp. None of the insecticides tested showed to be phytotoxic to the oil palm.

  3. Assessment of environmentally available metals in sediment samples from water for public supply of the city of Palmas, Tocantis, Brazil

    The sediments are an important compartment used as a tool for assessment of aquatic ecosystems quality, for indicating the presence of contaminants released continuously into the environment as a result of human activities. Among chemical substances discharged to surface water, there are metals that in undesirable amounts, can be toxic to biota. Due to the importance of sediment and of shortage of data of water quality of the Araguaia-Tocantins river system, the present study conducted an assessment of environmentally available metals in sediment samples from water for public supply of the city of Palmas, in Tocantins, Brazil. The concentrations of As, Cd, Pb and Se were analyzed by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS), Ag, Al, B, Ba, Be, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Sb, Sc, Si, Ti, V and Zn were analyzed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICPOES) and Hg by Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (CVAAS). Two partial solubilization processes were performed for a comparative study, one with HCl 0,1 M and agitation at room temperature, considered a milder method for metal extraction from anthropogenic origin, and another with HNO3 8 M and microwave heating, considered as an alternative to more complex methods of total digestion, since it provides a good evaluation of the total concentration of the elements. The sediment quality evaluation was realized by comparing the concentration values of the elements As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn with the quality guidelines (TEL and PEL) adopted by Canadian Council of Minister of the Environment (CCME), to thereby contribute to the environmental quality of the water of the Araguaia-Tocantins river system. (author)

  4. SnO2 COMO CATALIZADOR Y SOPORTE DE Ni Y Sn EN LA ALCOHOLISIS DEL ACEITE DE PALMA

    CARLOS E. ARARAT

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El óxido de estaño en forma de SnO2 (casiterita ha sido usado como catalizador en diferentes procesos de interés de la industria química, tales como la de deshidrogenación, cracking, isomerización y oxidación de hidrocarburos. En este trabajo se estudió la aplicación de SnO2 como catalizador y como soporte de especies de níquel y estaño, en la alcohólisis del aceite de palma. La obtención del SnO2 se realizó por el método de precipitación y la incorporación de níquel y estaño, al soporte, por el método de impregnación. Se determinó que el SnO2 presentaba una mayor actividad frente a la reacción de alcohólisis en comparación con otros óxidos, tal como el MgO, y que esta actividad era afectada por la adición de níquel y estaño en su superficie. Se utilizó cromatografía de gases CG para el seguimiento de las reacciones, así como la espectroscopia FTIR para realizar el análisis de los productos obtenidos después del proceso. Los catalizadores fueron analizados por DRX para la determinación de las fases cristalinas presentes y del análisis de área superficial, volumen y tamaño de poro, para determinar las propiedades texturales de los catalizadores.

  5. Estado de conservación de las poblaciones de tres palmas amenazadas del departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia

    Galeano Gloria

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el estado de conservación de Attalea amygdalina, Aiphanes duquei y Bactris gasipaes var. chichagüi, tres
    palmas amenazadas del Valle del Cauca (Colombia, dentro del proyecto “Evaluación y conservación del departamento del Valle del Cauca, basada en principio de planeación sistemática de la conservación”. Para la evaluación, se determinó la distribución actual, las densidades, las estructuras de edad y se identificaron los factores de vulnerabilidad de las poblaciones. Para el caso de Aiphanes duquei se estudiaron 0,65 ha (11 parcelas donde se encontraron densidades bajas y una estructura de edad de una población en crecimiento. Se estimaron unos 250 individuos adultos ocupando solamente 15 ha. Para Attalea amygdalina se estudiaron 0,4 ha (cuatro parcelas y se encontraron poblaciones con densidades altas y estructuras de edad de poblaciones en crecimiento, pero todas en hábitats muy fragmentados, de menos de 4 ha; se estimaron unos 4.000 adultos en el Valle del Cauca. Por último, para Bactris gasipaes var. chichagüi se estudiaron 0,85 ha (10 parcelas donde se encontraron en general densidades bajas y estructuras de edad incompletas y de
    poblaciones decreciendo. De acuerdo a esta información se propusieron medidas de conservación in situ y ex situ para cada especie.

  6. [Displacements of the green iguana (Iguana iguana) (Squamata: Iguanidae) during the dry season in La Palma, Veracruz, Mexico].

    Morales-Mávil, Jorge E; Vogt, Richard C; Gadsden-Esparza, Héctor

    2007-06-01

    The green iguana (Iguana iguana) is said to be primarily sedentary, although the females travel long distances to nest. Displacement patterns must be known to help predict the effects of environmental disturbance on iguanas' survival. We studied nesting season (February-July) movements in La Palma, Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico (18 degrees 33' N, 95 degrees 03' W). Individual movements and activity were monitored by radio tracking. The transmitters were implanted surgically in eight adult iguanas (four males and four females). Snout vent length (SVL) was used to determine the relationship between size of the body and size of home range. To estimate the size of home range, three or more points were used. Minimum convex polygons estimates of home range were calculated with McPAAL. The iguanas were radio-located between 23 and 30 occasions, mainly in trees (56% between 3-9 m); only 4% were localized under a height of 3 m (forest floor). The occupation area mean was larger for males (9,158.06+/-3,025.3 m2 vs. 6,591.24+/-4,001.1 m2) although the differences were not significant (t= 0.51, p>0.05). SVL was correlated with home range (r= 0.76; gl= 7; p<0.05). Breeding males defended their home range vigorously against other adult males. We observed one separate male home range and large portions of overlap between the sexes. The home range generally formed a conglomerate of polygons and only two had linear shapes along the river: apparently iguanas use the riparian vegetation for foraging. The females display two strategies for nesting: 1) moving to the sandy area near the sea or, 2) laying eggs near the river, in loam. Iguanas responded to habitat fragmentation and reduction by modifying their nesting strategy. PMID:19069782

  7. Whole-system metabolism and CO2 fluxes in a Mediterranean Bay dominated by seagrass beds (Palma Bay, NW Mediterranean

    F. Gazeau

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Planktonic and benthic incubations (bare and Posidonia oceanica vegetated sediments were performed at monthly intervals from March 2001 to October 2002 in a seagrass vegetated area of the Bay of Palma (Mallorca, Spain. Results showed a contrast between the planktonic compartment, which was on average near metabolic balance (−4.6±5.9 mmol O2 m-2 d-1 and the benthic compartment, which was autotrophic (17.6±8.5 mmol O2 m-2 d-1. During two cruises in March and June 2002, planktonic and benthic incubations were performed at several stations in the bay to estimate the whole-system metabolism and to examine its relationship with partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2 and apparent oxygen utilisation (AOU spatial patterns. Moreover, during the second cruise, when the residence time of water was long enough, net ecosystem production (NEP estimates based on incubations were compared, over the Posidonia oceanica meadow, to rates derived from dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC and oxygen (O2 mass balance budgets. These budgets provided NEP estimates in fair agreement with those derived from direct metabolic estimates based on incubated samples over the Posidonia oceanica meadow. Whereas the seagrass community was autotrophic, the excess organic carbon production therein could only balance the planktonic heterotrophy in shallow waters relative to the maximum depth of the bay (55 m. This generated a horizontal gradient from autotrophic or balanced communities in the shallow seagrass-covered areas, to strongly heterotrophic communities in deeper areas of the bay. It seems therefore that, on an annual scale in the whole bay, the organic matter production by the Posidonia oceanica may not be sufficient to fully compensate the heterotrophy of the planktonic compartment, which may require external organic carbon inputs, most likely from land.

  8. Physical and chemical composition and in situ degradability of macauba palm cake and leaves

    Vanda Patrícia Barros Ferreira; Rosana Aparecida Possenti; Patrícia Brás; Ailton Marques Piza; Joaquim Adelino Azevedo Filho

    2013-01-01

    Macauba palm coconuts are rich in essential nutrients for animal feed formulation and after oil extraction, a large amount of residual biomass is produced, which must be used rationally to environmental preservation. This study aimed to determine the nutritional value of macauba palm (Acrocomia aculeata), cake and leaves, for its physical and chemical composition, dry matter (DM) in vitro digestibility (IVD) and in situ degradability. The test of in situ degradability was done using three rum...

  9. Regeneración de palmas en plantaciones y bosques nativos en el santuario de fauna y flora Otún, Quimbaya (Risaralda, Colombia

    Vargas Ríos Orlando

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Las palmas constituyen un grupo clave en el estudio de los procesos sucesionales en bosques montanos neotropicales, por su alta representatividad estructural, funcional y ecológica. En el presente estudio se evaluó la regeneración diferencial de palmas y su estructura de edades en diferentes tipos de bosque (nativo maduro, nativo secundario, pino, roble urapán del Santuario de Fauna y Flora Otún-Quimbaya (Risaralda, Colombia, en términos de la distribución diferencial de las especies y de la determinación de las estructuras de edad por
    especie para cada tipo de bosque. La regeneración diferencial se explica en términos de rasgos de la historia de vida de las especies y factores sucesionales. Se registraron diez especies de palmas. La especie más abundante fue Geonoma undata, con cerca de la mitad del total de individuos muestreados, seguida de Prestoea acuminata, Chamaedorea pinnatifrons y Ceroxylon alpinum. Las plantaciones de urapán presentaron los menores valores de diversidad y uniformidad. Los bosques nativos maduros presentaron los mayores valores de diversidad. C. alpinum fue la especie con mayor frecuencia de aparición en todos los transectos muestreados, seguida de G.
    undata, Ch. pinnatifron y P. acuminata. En general, las clases plántulas y juveniles 1 contuvieron la mayor cantidad de individuos, con un máximo del 92% de total de individuos de G. undata encontrados en las urapaneras.

  10. Identificación y clasificación en biotipos de las malezas asociadas con el cultivo de la palma de aceite

    Carlos Andrés Ariza

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available En dos plantaciones de palma de aceite, ubicadas en los municipios de Villanueva, Casanare, y Barranca de Upía, Meta, (Colombia, zona del Bajo Upía, se realizó un reconocimiento y clasificación en biotipos de las malezas asociadas con la palma de aceite. Para realizar el trabajo se visitaron las dos fincas, y se procedió a recoger muestras y fotografiar las malezas que se encontraban dentro del cultivo, así como en su contorno. La identificación y descripción se realizó siguiendo la metodología binaria latina expuesta por Linneo y especificada en el Código Internacional de Nomenclatura Botánica, reportada para las especies reconocidas, mediante los servicios del herbario de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, y referencias de autores como Doll et al. (1972, Lemus y Lemus (2004, Rentería et al. (2006, Blair y Madrigal (2005, Fuentes et al. (1998, Kress et al. (2004, Becerra y Chaparro (1999 y Genty (1993. Para la agrupación de las malezas en biotipos (lianas, herbáceas, arbustos y árboles se tuvieron en cuenta sus características morfológicas. Se encontraron en  total 195 especies de malezas asociadas con el cultivo de la palma de aceite, 145 dicotiledóneas y 50 monocotiledóneas, pertenecientes a 43 familias.

  11. Desempenho de diferentes lipases imobilizadas na síntese de biodiesel de óleo de palma = Performance of different immobilized lipases in palm oil biodiesel synthesis

    Grazielle dos Santos Silva

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo determinar as condicoes otimizadas da sintese enzimatica de biodiesel, a partir do oleo de palma e etanol, empregando diferentes lipases imobilizadas (lipase de Pseudomonas fluorescens imobilizada em SiO2-PVA e lipase de Candida antartica imobilizada em resina acrilica - Novozym„µ 435 em meio isento de solvente. Uma matriz de planejamento fatorial foi utilizada para avaliar a influencia da temperatura (42 ¡V 58„aC e a razao molar entre etanol e oleo de palma (6:1 ¡V 18:1 no rendimento detransesterificacao alcancado para cada preparacao de lipase. Os efeitos principais foram ajustados por analise de regressao multipla a modelos lineares e o rendimento maximo foi obtido quando o sistema operacional foi operado a 42„aC com substratos contendo etanol eoleo de palma na razao molar de 18:1. Os modelos matematicos que representam o rendimento global da reacao para cada lipase imobilizada foram considerados adequados para descrever os resultados experimentais.Optimized conditions for palm oil and ethanol enzymatic biodiesel synthesis were determined with different immobilized lipases SiO2-PVA-immobilized lipase from Pseudomonas fluorescens and acrylic resin-immobilized lipase, NovozymR435, from Candida antartica, in solvent-free medium. A full factorial design assessed the influence oftemperature (42 ¡V 58¢XC and ethanol: palm oil (6:1 ¡V 18:1 molar ratio on the transesterification yield. Main effects were adjusted by multiple regression analysis to linear models and the maximum transesterification yield was obtained at 42¢XC and 18:1 ethanol:palm oil molar ratio. Mathematical models featuring total yield for each immobilized lipase were suitable to describe the experimental results.

  12. Variación intraespecifica en el uso de Percha Nocturna de Basiliscus galeritus (Sauria: Corytophanidae) en Isla Palma, Pacífico Colombiano

    Óscar Darío Hernández-Córdoba; Olga Lucía Agudelo-Valderrama; Juan Pablo Ospina-Fajardo

    2012-01-01

    Las variaciones en el uso de percha nocturna son en parte un reflejo de la partición de recursos que permite la coexistencia al disminuir la competencia intraespecifica entre individuos de diferentes sexos y tamaños. En este trabajo se evaluó el uso de percha nocturna en los machos, las hembras y los juveniles de Basiliscus galeritus en Isla Palma - Pacífico Colombiano en abril de 2011. Los individuos fueron capturados manualmente y se tomó la información de la altura de la percha, posición e...

  13. Aplicaciones de la agricultura de precisión en palma de aceite “Elaeis Guineensis” e hibrido O x G

    Iván Alberto Lizarazo Salcedo; Oscar Alberto Alfonso Carvajal

    2011-01-01

    La agricultura de precisión está basada en el reconocimiento de la variabilidad espacial y temporal del clima, los suelos y los cultivos, y consecuentemente, de la importancia de proporcionar un manejo agronómico específico que tenga en cuenta esas diferencias. En este artículo se describe la perspectiva y los conceptos de agricultura de precisión que se están desarrollando en el sector de la palma de aceite en Colombia. En particular, se presentan dos aplicaciones que resuelven las limit...

  14. Alternativa de purificación de biodiésel obtenido por transesterificación de aceite de palma con metanol supercrítico

    Garay Mayorga, Edgar Asdraldo

    2014-01-01

    En estudios recientes sobre la producción de biodiésel obtenido por transesterificación de aceite de palma con metanol, se han diseñado reactores que trabajan a condiciones supercríticas en ausencia de un catalizador, con resultados de conversiones superiores al 96%. Sin embargo, a la salida del reactor también hay glicerol (coproducto) y metanol (reactivo en exceso). Este proceso se lleva a cabo a condiciones de alta presión y alta temperatura, lo que se traduce en un proceso costoso de alto...

  15. Fenología reproductiva y demografía de la palma Wettinia kalbreyeri (Burret) en un bosque altoandino de Colombia.

    Lara Vásquez , Carlos Esteban

    2011-01-01

    Se estudió durante un año en un bosque altoandino de la cordillera occidental de Colombia, la fenología poblacional, la fenología de las inflorescencias y la visita de insectos en la palma macana (Wettinia kalbreyeri). A nivel poblacional no se encontró un ciclo fenológico anual y la producción de inflorescencias pistiladas fue asincrónica. Durante todo el año se encontraron frutos en formación, con un pico de producción durante el periodo seco y una notable disminución durante el periodo ...

  16. EVALUACIÓN DEL IMPACTO DE LA SELECCIÓN PARTICIPATIVA DE VARIEDADES DE FRIJOL (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) EN LA PALMA, PINAR DEL RÍO

    N. G. Lamin; Sandra Miranda; H. Ríos

    2005-01-01

    El presente trabajo se realizó en el municipio La Palma, provincia Pinar del Río, Cuba, para evaluar el impacto del fitomejoramiento participativo sobre el sistema local de semillas de los pequeños agricultores del frijol común (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). El trabajo de investigación consideró realizar el primer ejercicio de selección participativa de variedades de frijol en una feria de diversidad efectuada en una comunidad rural en Cuba, la cual fue organizada por un agricultor en la localidad ...

  17. Estimación de la huella de carbono en una planta extractora de aceite de palma en Colombia: estudio de caso

    Moreno García, José Edwin

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo de grado presenta una estimación de la Huella de Carbono que la empresa Guaicaramo S.A. generó durante el año de estudio. La metodología aplicada permitió determinar la actividad del proceso de extracción de aceite de palma que contribuye en mayor proporción al incremento de este indicador. Los resultados obtenidos pueden ser utilizados como una línea base para para el control de emisiones por parte de la empresa. Se estimó la emisión de los gases dióxido de carbono, metan...

  18. COYUNTURA ECONÓMICA Y CAMBIO EN LOS USOS DEL SUELO EN LA ISLA DE LA PALMA (CANARIAS), EL EJEMPLO DEL MUNICIPIO DE TAZACORTE

    Carlos S. Martín Fernández; Daranas Carballo, Rafael J.; J. Israel García Cruz

    2011-01-01

    El sector terciario y, en concreto, el turismo ha constituido el eje estructurador de la economía canaria en las últimas décadas. Un proceso que, en competencia con la agricultura, no se ha manifestado de igual forma en todas las islas. En esta línea, presentamos lo acontecido en la isla de La Palma, donde una rentable agricultura comercial, y por tanto un escaso interés de los propietarios por el cambio sectorial, ralentizó la penetración del fenómeno turístico. Para explicar este fenómeno, ...

  19. Contaminación visual por vallas en la vía Las Palmas en el Valle de Aburrá

    Pérez Giraldo, Juan Sebastián

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta la problemática existente en la vía Las Palmas, en relación con la contaminación visual generada por vallas publicitarias, por medio de un registro fotográfico, encuestas y datos de accidentalidad, a su vez para asentar la investigación, se analiza el registro fotográfico con respecto a la normatividad existente y se realiza una encuesta buscando encontrar alguna relación entre la contaminación visual existente y la accidentalidad en la vía

  20. La medición de la calidad de los servicios prestados por los destinos turísticos: el caso de las isla de La Palma

    Bethencourt Cejas, María

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Mature tourist destinations, such as Canary Islands, have been obliged by an increasing globalizationof tourist offer destinations, located in non developed countries which are highly pricecompetitive,to improve the quality of their tourist services in self-defence. This work is based on aninquiry carried out in La Palma Island. This research took a representative sample of the visitors in theisland. Starting from a previous definition of the quality concept applied to the tourist product, we analyzedtourists’ expectations as well as its assembly to the quality of the services tourists received, usingSERVQUAL as measure scale

  1. Etnobotánica de palmas en la Amazonia Colombiana: comunidades indígenas Piapocos del río Guaviare, como estudio de caso

    Mesa Castellanos, Laura Isabel

    2011-01-01

    La importancia de las palmas dentro de las actividades materiales y simbólicas de los pueblos amazónicos ha sido reconocida de hace décadas. Sin embargo, la información sobre el uso y manejo de este recurso se encuentra dispersa en la literatura científica y, para muchas regiones y grupos humanos, es mínima o completamente inexistente. Esta situación dificulta, en gran medida, el planteamiento de proyectos que contribuyan al mantenimiento de un recurso de tanto valor ecológico y cultura...

  2. Producción de biodiesel a partir de aceite crudo de palma: 2. evaluación económica

    CARLOS DAVID ZAPATA; IVÁN DARÍO MARTÍNEZ; ERIKA ARENAS CASTIBLANCO; CARLOS ANDRÉS HENAO URIBE

    2008-01-01

    Se realizó la evaluación económica de dos procesos continuos de producción de biodiesel a partir de aceite crudo palma. Se calcularon los costos de capital, operativos y de manufactura para ambos procesos. Como criterios de evaluación económica se utilizaron la tasa interna de retorno (TIR) y el valor presente neto (VPN). Se efectuó un análisis de sensibilidad para estudiar el efecto de los precios de las materias primas y los productos sobre la rentabilidad. Ambos procesos requie...

  3. Estudio de la hidrólisis del crudo de aceite de palma africana empleando como catalizador la lipasa de la levadura C.rugosa

    Miguel Molano; Diana Riveros; Edgar Vargas

    2005-01-01

    En este artículo se presenta el estudio de la hidrólisis del crudo de aceite de palma por medio de la lipasa Candida rugosa. Los factores estudiados en esta investigación fueron el nivel de agitación, el efecto de blanqueo y la cantidad de lipasa. Experimentalmente fueron alcanzados porcentajes de hidrólisis del 79 - 93% en períodos de tiempo de 2 horas y media. Se pudo obtener un incremento de la reacción al aumentar la rotación del agitador al igual que incrementando la concentración de lip...

  4. La gestión de los recursos naturales, la energía y el medio ambiente en la «revalorización integral de la Platja de Palma»

    Picornell Cladera, Mateu; Ramis Cirer, Catalina I.; Arrom Munar, Joana M.

    2011-01-01

    La cuarta estrategia en la planificación de la Reconversión Integral de la Platja de Palma, «Carga ecológica global y local», estudia y analiza la gestión de los recursos y el medio ambiente para la Platja de Palma con el objetivo de obtener, para el año 2020, una Platja de Palma sostenible en energía, agua, residuos, contaminación acústica y movilidad. Se pretende un uso más eficiente de la energía, consumo sostenible, uso de energías renovables y reducciones de las emisiones CO2 a través de...

  5. Rehabilitación de edificios bajo objetivos de reducción de impacto ambiental: un caso piloto de vivienda plurifamiliar en el área de Playa de Palma, Mallorca

    Wadel, G.

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available This article presents briefly the work Pilot study to reduce environmental impact: evaluation and assessment of a sustainable refurbishment of an existing residential building in Playa de Palma carried out by the Consortium of Palma Beach. It will be explained by how the environmental impacts of the building can be reduced by 50% or more as a result of future refurbishment and subsequent management, referring to both its current situation and refurbishment standards in residential buildings. It also includes an approximated evaluation of the CO2 emission reduction achieved in the building life cycle and the projected costs for the various actions of the refurbishment model proposed by the Consortium, to be carried out in other renovation operations in Palma Beach.

    Este artículo resume el estudio Experiencia piloto para la reducción del impacto ambiental: evaluación y asesoramiento a la rehabilitación sostenible de un edificio de viviendas existente en Playa de Palma realizado para el Consorci de Platja de Palma. Se explica a través de qué medidas es posible reducir en un 50% o más los impactos ambientales del edificio como producto de su futura rehabilitación y posterior gestión respecto tanto de su situación actual como de los estándares de rehabilitación al uso en edificios de vivienda. Asimismo, se incluye también una aproximación a las reducciones de emisiones de CO2 que se consiguen en el ciclo de vida del edificio y a los costes previstos para las distintas actuaciones del modelo de rehabilitación que el citado consorcio propone para las operaciones de rehabilitación a llevarse adelante en Playa de Palma.

  6. Consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill e palma orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp. = Intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.

    Agenor Costa Ribeiro Neto

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma Gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill e palma Orelhade-elefante (Opuntia sp.. Foram utilizados 20 animais mestiços, sendo dez caprinos e dez ovinos, alojados em galpão coletivo, contidos individualmente por meio de cordas, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em um arranjo fatorial 2 x 2 (duas espécies animais e duas variedades de palma. As observações comportamentais foram realizadas em intervalos de 5 min. por um período de 24h. Os consumos de matéria seca, extrato etéreo, fibra em detergenteácido, carboidratos totais e carboidratos não-fibrosos foram menores (p 0,05 sobre o tempo gasto comalimentação e eficiência de alimentação. O tempo gasto com ruminação foi maior para a dieta com palma Gigante, consequentemente os animais da dieta com palma Orelha-de-elefante permaneceram mais tempo em ócio. Comparando as espécies caprina e ovina, verificou-se que aeficiência de ruminação, tanto de MS quanto de FDN, foi maior para a espécie ovina. Os animais gastaram mais tempo ruminando deitados do que em pé, mas não foi verificada diferença quanto ao lado escolhido para deitarem.The objective of this study was to evaluate the intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.. Twenty crossbred animals – 10 sheep and 10 goats – were used. They were lodged in a collective shed, contained individually with ropes, distributed using a completely randomized design, and treated with a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement (2 animal species and 2 varieties of cactus. Behavioralobservations were made at five-minute intervals during a 24-hour period. Dry matter, ether extract, acid detergent fiber, total carbohydrate and non-fibrous carbohydrate intake were reduced (p 0.05 on feeding time and feeding efficiency. The time spent with

  7. Estudio de las variables de proceso mediante superficie de respuesta para la optimización de la producción de biodiesel utilizando aceite de palma africana (Elaeis guineenis Jacq) como materia prima.

    Anguebes Franseschi, Francisco

    2014-01-01

    El aceite de palma africana (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) representa una opción atractiva para emplearse como materia prima en la fabricación de biodiesel. El Objetivo de este trabajo fue maximizar el rendimiento de biodiesel sintetizado a partir de oleína cruda de palma africana en el laboratorio. La síntesis de biodiesel se realizó en dos etapas: a) una esterificación ácida realizada con ácido sulfúrico y b) una transesterificación alcalina empleando hidróxido de sodio. Para hallar las condicion...

  8. Estudio experimental de las, variables que afectan, la reacción de transesterificación del, aceite crudo de palma para la obtención de biodiesel

    Benjumea Hernández, Pedro Nel

    2004-01-01

    Resumen: Este trabajo constituye la etapa inicial de un proyecto de investigación interinstitucional denominado "Optimización del Proceso de Obtención de Biodiesel de Aceite de Palma", el cual se desarrolla en dos fases que se complementan entre sí. La primera fase comprende el trabajo experimental y de campo, propiamente orientado a obtener un biodiesel de calidad a partir del aceite crudo de palma que se produce en el país. En la segunda fase se evalúa el desempeño de motores de encendido p...

  9. Optimización de los parámetros de extracción de aceite de palma africana utilizando co2 supercrítico Parameters of extraction of African palm oil using supercritical CO2

    Osmar Morillo; Solymar Fernández; Helis Hernández; Gilda Castillo; Germania Marquina

    2010-01-01

    Los aceites y grasas son componentes esenciales de la dieta humana, ya que contienen ácidos grasos y vitaminas que son indispensables para el crecimiento y la salud de los seres humanos. El aceite de palma, que se obtiene del pericarpio del fruto de la palma africana (Elaeis guineensis), específicamente del mesocarpio, contiene entre 45 y 55 % de grasa. La extracción de este aceite por fluido supercrítico ha demostrado que CO2 supercrítico ofrece la posibilidad de desarrollar un proceso compl...

  10. [Genetic diversity and kin relationships among wild and cultivated populations of the pejibaye palm (Bactris gasipaes, Palmae) using microsatellite markers].

    Ugalde, José Alfredo Hernández; Urpí, Jorge Mora; Nuñez, Oscar Rocha

    2008-03-01

    Genetic diversity and kin relationships among wild and cultivated populations of the pejibaye palm (Bactris gasipaes, Palmae) using microsatellite markers. The genetic diversity of the peach palm (Pejibaye, Bactris gasipaes Kunth) was evaluated using four nuclear DNA microsatellites in an effort to elucidate the evolution and domestication of this crop. A total of 258 samples from seven wild populations and eleven races were analyzed. All loci were polymorphic and a total of 50 alleles were identified. Average genetic diversity (0.67) and genetic differentiation among populations (Fst=0.16) were high when all populations were considered. Genetic differentiation was lower when the populations were grouped according to their origin into Western and Eastern populations (Fst=0.13 for both). Gene flow was slightly higher among Western populations (Nm=1.71) than among Eastern populations (Nm=1.62). The Putumayo, Yurimaguas, Vaupés, Tucurrique and Guatuso races seem to have been subjected to intense human selection. Hybrid populations exist in Azuero, Tuira, Cauca, Vaupés, Puerto Ayacucho and Solimões, probably resulting from exchange and introgressions among sympatric wild and cultivated populations. Genetic distance (Dm) was estimated to determine the degree of relationship among populations using the neighbor-joining method; the wild populations from Maracaibo were used as the outgroup. The populations were divided into three general groups: Maracaibo (B. caribaea, B. macana var veragua and B. macana var arapuey), Eastern Amazon (Tembe, Pará and Acre) and a third group with two subgroups, Western (Azuero, Chontilla, Tuira, Cauca, Tucurrique and Guatuso) and Upper Amazon (B. dahlgreniana, Puerto Ayacucho, Solimões, Vaupés and Putumayo). The genetic relationships strongly support the hypothesis that peach palm was brought into cultivation independently in no less than three areas: the Western Andes (extending into lower Central America); Upper Amazon (extending

  11. Características fisicoquímicas del aceite del endospermo de la Palma Yagua (Attalea cryptanther

    Linares, Oscar

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available In this research, the physicochemical characteristics of the yagua palm (Attalea cryptanther endospermus oil were evaluated. Seeds of mature fruits from Santa Ana hill, Canoabo, Bejuma municipality, Carabobo state-Venezuela, harvested in November 2003, were decorticated and the endospermus was transformed to meal by means of grinding. The oil from meal was extracted with n-hexane using Soxhlet equipment. Yagua endospermus crude oil showed the following characteristics: iodine index 13.77 cg I2/g; refraction index 1.4441 at 60 ºC; saponification value 233 mg KOH/g; peroxide value 0.20 meq O2/kg; unsaponifiable matter 0.97 %; AOM stability 31 h; solid fat content 54 % at 10 ºC and 10 % at 20 ºC; Lovibond color: R 3.2 and Y 1.3. The major fatty acids were lauric acid (58 % and miristic acid (16.5 %.Yagua endospermus is an alternative oleaginousEl objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar físicoquímicamente el aceite de la palma Yagua (Attalea cryptanther. El endospermo de frutos maduros procedentes del cerro Santa Ana, Canoabo, municipio Bejuma, estado Carabobo Venezuela, pertenecientes a la cosecha Noviembre 2003, fueron transformados en harina mediante molienda. Una vez obtenida la harina se procedió a la extracción del aceite mediante un equipo Soxhlet utilizando como solvente n-Hexano. El aceite crudo extraído fue caracterizado mediante normas COVENIN y AOCS. Se determinaron valores de índice de yodo de 13,77 cg I2/g, índice de refracción 1,4441 a 60 °C, índice de saponificación 233mg KOH/g, índice de peroxido 0,20 meq O2/Kg, materia insaponificable 0,97%, estabilidad AOM (31 horas, contenido de grasa sólida (54% a 10 °C y 10% a 20 °C, color (R: 3,2- A: 1,3-A: 0. Los ácidos grasos mayoritarios encontrados fueron el ácido laurico (58% y el ácido miristico (16,5%. El endospermo evaluado es una alternativa como materia prima para la obtención de aceite ya que presenta características similares al aceite de coco y

  12. APORTE DEL SISTEMA FORMAL EN SEMILLAS MEJORADAS DE GRANOS BÁSICOS Y CEREALES A LA SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA DE LA PALMA, PINAR DEL RÍO

    E. M. Ferro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se llevó a cabo una investigación en el municipio La Palma, Pinar del Río, con el objetivo de valorar el papel que ha jugado el sistema formal de producción y distribución de semillas mejoradas de granos principales: frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris, L., maíz (Zea mays, L. y arroz (Oryza sativus, L., en apoyo a la seguridad alimentaria de este municipio. Para ello, se analizaron los registros históricos de la entrada de semillas de estos granos a través de la granja urbana durante los últimos siete años, referentes a variedades introducidas, precios y cantidades vendidas. Para el análisis de los datos, se plotearon gráficos de comportamiento tendencial y se realizaron análisis de correlación. Se encontró que la agricultura de los granos principales de La Palma se lleva a cabo en más de un 94.8 % con semillas de producción campesina y que el sistema formal de semillas ha tenido un aporte pobre a la seguridad alimentaria de este municipio, contribuyendo con un 4.08 % de semilla mejorada para el cultivo del maíz, 5.20 % al frijol y 0 % al arroz.

  13. Platería europea en Canarias. La bandeja de Teguise, la copa con tapa y las fuentes de la cetadral de Las Palmas

    Jesús Pérez Morera

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Abordamos en este trabajo la correcta clasificaci6n de una serie de piezas da platería de origen flamenco, alemán y portugués existentes en Canarias que, aunque conocidas, habían pasado por españolas o americanas. Destacarnos la bandeja de la parroquia de Teguise (Lanzarote, labrada en Hamburgo por juergen Richels hacia 1680; la copa con tapa de la catedral de Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, realizada en Amberes por el maestro del compás en 1548-1549; y !as fuentes pertenecientes al obispo Vicuña y Zuazo de la misma catedral, marcadas en Lisboa a finales del siglo XVII.The current article approaches the correct classification of a variety o¡ flemish, german and portuguese silversmith's pieces located in the Canary Islands which, though very well known, had been considered form Spanish or american origin. We emphasize the tray from the Parisf of Teguise (Lanzarote\\, wrought in Hamburg by Juergen Richels circa 1680; the Chalice with Lid Las Palmas cathedral (Gran Canaria made in Antwerp by the Master  of  the compass in 1548-49; and the fountains belonging to Bishop Vicuña y Zuazo from the same cathedral, marked in Lisbon at the end of XVII century. 

  14. USO DE WINRHIZO® EN LA CUANTIFICACIÓN DE LAS RAÍCES Y SU APLICACIÓN EN LA PALMA ACEITERA (Elaeis guineensis JACQ.

    Marco V. Guti\\u00E9rrez-Soto

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta nota técnica es introducir el uso de WinRhizo ® para el análisis cuantitativo de muestras del sistema radical de los cultivos en general y de la palma aceitera en particular. Se mencionan las características mor - fológicas, topológicas y funcionales de las raíces de impor - tancia agronómica, y la contribución del análisis cuantitativo realizado por paquetes informáticos especializados como WinRhizo ® . La información sobre la topología, la morfolo - gía, el diámetro, las ramificaciones y el color de las raíces, entre otras variables cuantificadas por WinRhizo ® , es una importante herramienta para el diagnóstico, la prevención y el tratamiento del estrés, y en la evaluación de numerosas prácticas agronómicas como la aplicación de fertilizantes, enmiendas, compostas y coberturas de diversos tipos. Se revisa el procedimiento para el procesamiento de raíces y se indican los ajustes necesarios para la cuantificación de las raíces de la palma aceitera.

  15. EVALUACIÓN DEL IMPACTO DE LA SELECCIÓN PARTICIPATIVA DE VARIEDADES DE FRIJOL (Phaseolus vulgaris L. EN LA PALMA, PINAR DEL RÍO

    N. G. Lamin

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se realizó en el municipio La Palma, provincia Pinar del Río, Cuba, para evaluar el impacto del fitomejoramiento participativo sobre el sistema local de semillas de los pequeños agricultores del frijol común (Phaseolus vulgaris L.. El trabajo de investigación consideró realizar el primer ejercicio de selección participativa de variedades de frijol en una feria de diversidad efectuada en una comunidad rural en Cuba, la cual fue organizada por un agricultor en la localidad La Jocuma, municipio La Palma. En dicho ejercicio participaron 58 agricultores del municipio y se expusieron 50 variedades de frijol de orígenes comercial, precomercial y criollo, provenientes de los sectores formal e informal de semillas. En este evento, los agricultores tuvieron la oportunidad de seleccionar hasta cinco variedades de su preferencia, de acuerdo con sus propios criterios de selección. En general, se puede afirmar que la selección participativa de variedades facilitó el acceso a los agricultores a una amplia diversidad de variedades, lo que contribuyó al incremento de la diversidad varietal de frijol común en las comunidades participantes. Además, dicha selección comprobó su eficacia como estrategia para fomentar la adopción y diseminación de nuevas variedades por los pequeños agricultores, tanto dentro de sus comunidades como en las vecinas.

  16. Avaliação do tratamento cirúrgico da doença de Dupuytren pela técnica da palma aberta modificada

    Thiago Almeida Guilhen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: avaliar o tratamento cirúrgico com o uso da técnica da palma aberta modificada para o tratamento das contraturas graves da doença de Dupuytren. Métodos: em quatro anos, foram submetidos ao tratamento cirúrgico 16 pacientes, que pertenciam aos estágios III e IV da classificação proposta por Tubiana et al. Foram feitas aferições do déficit de extensão das articulações metacarpofalangeanas e inferfalangeana proximal e distal nos períodos pré-operatório, pós-operatório (três meses e pós-operatório tardio (cinco a oito anos. Angulações maiores do que 30° nas articulações metacarpofalangeanas e 15° nas interfalangeanas proximais foram consideradas como recidiva cirúrgica. Resultados: obtivemos uma média de déficit de extensão de 6,3° ao nível da articulação metacarpofalangeana, 13,8° na interfalangeana proximal e 1,9° na interfalangeana distal. Conclusão: a técnica da palma aberta modificada é um método eficaz no tratamento cirúrgico das contraturas graves na doença de Dupuytren.

  17. Shallow fractionation signature of phase chemistry in Taburiente lavas, La Palma, Canary Islands: Results of MELTS modeling

    Guetschow, H. A.; Nelson, B. K.

    2002-12-01

    Depth of crystal fractionation influences the chemical evolution of ocean island basalts and has significant implications for the physical structures of these volcanoes. In contrast to dominantly shallow systems such as Hawaii, a range of fractionation depths have been reported for Canary Islands lavas. Magmas erupted on La Palma preserve fluid- and melt-inclusion evidence for high-pressure (> 10 kbar) crystallization (Klügel et al., 1998; Hansteen et al., 1998; Nikogosian et al., 2002). If high-pressure fractional crystallization were an early and dominant process, it would generate specific patterns in rock and phase chemistry of eruptive sequences. Alkalic basalts from Taburiente volcano display coherent major element trends consistent with evolution dominated by fractional crystallization while their phenocryst compositions, trace elements, and isotopic trends require mixing between multiple sources. The current model confirms the importance of both fractionation and mixing to achieve the full range of lavas observed. A low-pressure (1 kbar) thermodynamic fractional crystallization model performed with the MELTS (Ghiorso and Sack, 1995) software closely reproduces major element trends from two stratigraphic sequences. This model also predicts the observed sequence of groundmass clinopyroxene compositions and phenocryst zoning reversals. In all low pressure simulations, olivine remains a modally significant liquidus phase during the first 20% and last 30% of the crystallization sequence, resulting in a negative correlation between the CaO and Fo content of olivine. These results are consistent with the presence of olivine phenocrysts that bear petrographic evidence of early crystallization, as well as observed compositional trends of groundmass olivine and clinopyroxene in Taburiente lavas. MELTS models that include an initial period of high pressure (12 kbar) clinopyroxene fractionation produce major element trends comparable to the low pressure model, but

  18. Post-fire soil erosion on vineyards and canary pine-stands on the subtropical island of La Palma: scope of application of TLS?

    Umstaedter, Kathrin; Haas, Florian; Becht, Michael

    2013-04-01

    Land use is considered as a main factor regarding post-fire soil erosion. Especially in the subtropical climate with extreme rainfall events in winter and drought periods during summer times, soil erosion can clearly exceed the soil reproduction rate. On the Canary Island of La Palma frequent wildfires and steep slopes contribute to a high likelihood of post-fire soil erosion. For a quantitative measurement of the erosion rate a terrestrial Laser Scanner with high resolution in combination with a dGPS is used. The main target of this study is to quantify the post-fire soil erosion rates on study sites with a different land use on the island of La Palma (Canary Islands). The investigation focuses on two land use forms; both are very common and widespread on the island: canary pine stands and vineyard areas. The study sites are characterized by a varying steepness, a different fire history (wildfires in 2000, 2009 and 2012) and different stages of soil development. Both denudation and gully erosion processes are spread over the sites. Intense precipitation events can trigger debris flows and extensive soil erosion on post-fire sites, like in the year 2009 in the south or in 2012 on the west and east side of La Palma. Regarding that, erosion is not just a problem for agriculture, but for the infrastructure. For our project we assume, that different topography, different land use and different forest fire history can result in a different soil erosion rate and type (gully incision, denudation processes). To calculate the post-fire erosion rates of the two land use forms, 24 study sites - 10 sites in vineyard areas, 14 in canary pines stands - were selected. By means of a 3D terrestrial Laser Scanner (Riegl LMS Z420i), high resolution digital terrain models of the study sites were compiled. The data acquisition was carried out in October 2011, May 2012 and December 2012 and subsequently the terrain models were compared. With this method not only erosion rates can be

  19. Measurement of N2 fixation in Sesbania aculeata pers. and Sorghum bicolor L. grown in intercropping system, using sup 1 sup 5 N isotopic dilution technique. 1: Field evaluation under non-saline conditions

    A field experiment on Sesbania aculeata and Sorghum bicolor grown in mono cropping and in inter cropping systems was conducted under non-saline conditions (soil EC sub e 0.16, water EC sub w 1 ds/m/m) to evaluate dry matter production, total N yield, soil N uptake and N sub 2 -fixation using sup 1 sup 5 N isotope dilution method. Three different row ratios of sesbania (ses) and sorghum (sor) were subjected in the inter cropping system (2 ses: 1 sor; 1 ses: 1 sor and 1 ses: 2 sor row ratio). Dry matter yield of sole sorghum was higher than that of sole sesbania, and it was similar to that produced by the inter cropping treatments. However, total N yield of sole sorghum was significantly the lowest, with no differences being obtained between sole sesbania and inter cropping treatments. The LERs of total N yield were, in all cases, higher than 1, reflecting a greater advantage of inter cropping system in terms of land use efficiency. Percentages of N sub 2 fixation in the inter cropped sesbania were considerably enhanced compared with the pure stand of sesbania. This was mainly attributed to the depletion of soil N resulting from the greater apparent competitiveness of sorghum for soil N, and consequently, a greater dependence of sesbania on N sub 2 fixation. However, the degree of the intraspecific competition for soil N uptake was affected by the proportion of crops in the mixture, and it was considerably reduced in the 2 ses: 1 sor row ratio. This was demonstrated when an equal depletion of soil and fertilizer N uptake occurred for both crops. We excluded in all-inter cropping treatments the possibility of N transfer from sesbania to sorghum. Row inter cropping, with crops grown in alternation of two rows of sesbania with one row of sorghum, seemed to be the most adequate row ratio in terms of total N yield, LER, N sub 2 -fixation and soil N uptake balance of the component crops. (author)

  20. Transesterificación del aceite de palma con metanol por medio de una catálisis heterogénea empleando un catalizador ácido

    Lina Marcela Riveros Santamaría; Miguel Ángel Molano

    2006-01-01

    La transesterificación del aceite de palma crudo con metanol se llevó a cabo en un reactor Batch bajo un rango de temperatura de 129-140°C y una presión manométrica de 6.4-9.4 bares, en presencia de Oxido de Zinc. Los factores estudiados fueron la cantidad de catalizador y la relación molar aceite:metanol alimentadas a la reacción La producción de esteres metílicos se incrementó al aumentar la cantidad de Óxido de Zinc, mientras que la relación aceite:metanol óptima fue de 1:30. El mayor ren...

  1. Palm tree syrup: nutritional composition of a natural edulcorant Miel de palma: composición nutricional de un edulcorante natural

    G. Luis

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Palm syrup is a typical product from the Canary Islands, traditionally produced from the sap of the tropical palm tree Phoenix canariensis. Its high caloric content has led to its increasing use as a health food supplement for athletes, children and elderly. Furthermore, demand for this natural syrup is continuously increasing due also to its medicinal uses in homeopathic medicine. Objective: Palm Tree syrup samples prepared with palm sap from primary producers in La Gomera island (Canary Islands, Spain were analyzed for their nutritional composition (moisture, ash, sugars, fat, vitamins and minerals. Methods: 35 syrup samples from five different producing regions in La Gomera island were analyzed. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC was used to determine sugars and vitamins and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (FAAS was used to analyze the minerals. Results: Major carbohydrates were sucrose (37.8%, glucose (9.50% and fructose (4.80%, respectively. The presence of arabinose could not be confirmed. Niacin was the water-soluble vitamin with the highest concentration with an average content of 0.003%. Fat content was found to be under 0.20%. Potassium was the mineral with highest contents (0.45%. Conclusions: Results suggest that palm tree syrup can play an important role as a sugar and mineral source in human nutrition, suggesting that future applications for this product could be developed.Introducción: La miel de palma es un producto típico de las Islas Canarias, tradicionalmente producido a partir de la savia de la palmera Phoenix canariensis. El alto contenido calórico lo convierte en un producto cada vez más utilizado como suplemento alimenticio para atletas, niños y mayores. Además, la demanda de este sirope natural, está en constante crecimiento debido también a sus usos medicinales en la medicina homeopática. Objetivo: Analizar la composición nutricional (humedad, cenizas, azúcares, grasa

  2. The glass furnace of the 17th Century of Sa Gerreria (Palma, Mallorca): Historical context and preliminary analysis of the materials

    In this paper the materials of the glass furnace of Sa Gerreria (Palma) dated in the second half of the 17th Century A.D. are analysed. On the one hand, we discuss the available information regarding this glass workshop as well as the raw material management strategies made during the studied period. On the other hand, we focus on the materials produced by this workshop and we carry out a preliminary archaeometrical analysis of the glass lumps, frits and slags recovered as well as some glass pieces by means of scanning electron microscope and X-ray dispersive energy. The final aim is to characterise the chemical composition and the properties of the raw materials used in this workshop as well as to approach some of the technical processes put in practice by the glass makers who inhabited Mallorca during the 17th Century. (Author)

  3. A study on distribution and population size of Androcymbium hierrense (Colchicaceae an endangered taxon, in La Palma Biosphere Reserve (Canary Islands

    Manuel Medina, Félix

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The scarce knowledge on the distribution of the natural populations of the Canarian endemic Androcymbium hierrense (Colchicaceae, an endangered species in the island of La Palma hampers the identification of priorities for undertaking actions for its conservation. Here we present a survey in which, the species is distributed in 14 locations grouped into two differentiated areas. This result represents an increase of ca. 200% in the occupancy area known for the species until now. A total of 15010 individuals were recorded: 1294 individuals in the northern parts of the island (Garafía, and 13716 in the east (Mazo. The species exhibits an average density of 8.80±24.03 SD (n=1559 and an estimated population size of 21593-24851 individuals (with a 95% confidence interval, given a total population of 217995 plants for the entire species distribution area on the island. Considering these estimates and the current distribution of the species, it is important to analyse its actual conservation status in La Palma both at regional and global scales, taking into account that the main threat for the species is habitat destruction by human activities.El escaso conocimiento que se posee sobre la abundancia y distribución de Androcymbium hierrense (Colchicaceae, una especie vegetal endémica y amenazada del archipiélago canario presente en la isla de La Palma, impide que se puedan establecer las medidas adecuadas para su conservación. En un censo llevado a cabo en 2005, cuyos resultados se presentan en esta contribución, muestran que la especie está distribuida en 14 localidades correspondientes a dos áreas diferentes. Este resultado supone un incremento aproximado del 200% en su área de ocupación conocida hasta la actualidad. Se contabilizaron un total de 15010 individuos: 1394 plantas en el norte de la isla (Garafía y 13716 individuos en el este (Mazo. La especie presenta una densidad media de 8.80±24.03 SD (n=1559 y un tamaño poblacional

  4. COYUNTURA ECONÓMICA Y CAMBIO EN LOS USOS DEL SUELO EN LA ISLA DE LA PALMA (CANARIAS, EL EJEMPLO DEL MUNICIPIO DE TAZACORTE

    Carlos S. Martín Fernández

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El sector terciario y, en concreto, el turismo ha constituido el eje estructurador de la economía canaria en las últimas décadas. Un proceso que, en competencia con la agricultura, no se ha manifestado de igual forma en todas las islas. En esta línea, presentamos lo acontecido en la isla de La Palma, donde una rentable agricultura comercial, y por tanto un escaso interés de los propietarios por el cambio sectorial, ralentizó la penetración del fenómeno turístico. Para explicar este fenómeno, utilizamos el ejemplo del municipio de Tazacorte, uno de los emblemáticos enclaves plataneros insulares y, a la vez, uno de los más activos en el reciente cambio de funcionalización territorial.

  5. Desplazamientos de la iguana verde, Iguana iguana (Squamata: Iguanidae) durante la estación seca en La Palma, Veracruz, México

    Jorge E. MORALES-MÁVIL; Richard C Vogt; Héctor Gadsden-Esparza

    2007-01-01

    Usamos radiotransmisores para determinar los desplazamientos de la iguana verde (Iguana iguana) en el periodo de anidación (febrero-julio) en La Palma, Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México (18°33’ N, 95°03’ W). Las iguanas fueron radiolocalizadas entre 23 y 30 ocasiones, principalmente en árboles (56 % entre 3-9 m); sólo 4 % fueron localizadas en el suelo. El tamaño del ámbito hogareño de machos y de hembras fue similar (9 158.06±3 025.3 m² vs. 6 591.24±4 001.1 m², respectivamente; t= 0.51, p>0.05)....

  6. Spatial and temporal characterization of some water quality physical parameters and their relationships with land-use in Água Fria watershed (Palmas – TO, Brazil

    Harry Edmar Schulz

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Due to a high population growth that has been occurring in Palmas and due to land use changes that are caused by this population growth and development, the goal of this paper was to study the behavior of four physical parameters of water quality of the Água Fria watershed. The parameters were turbidity, total suspended solids, settleable solids and total dissolved solids. Eight gauging stations were established and the water samples were monthly collected from February/1998 to February/1999. The water bodies of the watershed were generally in good condition concerning these four parameters. However, there were some cases of seasonal irregularity of some parameters, as well as no correlation among some of studied parameters. This might be an indicator of some impacts like accelerated erosion due to a misuse of the lands and misuse of local water resources.

  7. Cálcul estructural d'un Observatori Astronómic situat a La Palma (Canàries), segons Normativa ENV 1993-1-1

    Lacroizette i Mañas, Xavier

    2004-01-01

    Premi al millor Projecte de Fi de Carrera presentat durant el curs 2004-2005 en l'àmbit de Construcció que atorga el GREMI DE CONSTRUCTORS D'OBRES El present Projecte de Fi de Carrera està dedicat al disseny i càlcul estructural d’un dels complexes que composen l’Observatori Astronòmic del "Roque de los Muchachos", situat a la illa de la Palma (Canàries). Els diferents càlculs de la estructura metàl·lica s’han realitzat segons la normativa experimental europea ENV 1993-1-1, més coneg...

  8. Tierra, palma africana y conflicto armado en el Bajo Atrato chocoano, Colombia. Una lectura desde el cambio en los órdenes de extracción

    Paola García Reyes

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde la década de 1990 la región del Pacífico colombiano vive un proceso inédito de agudización del conflicto armado interno. Algunos estudios han descrito este hecho como una consecuencia no intencionada del reconocimiento de las poblaciones negras de la región como grupos étnicos propietarios de los territorios en los que habitan. En este artículo me pregunto de qué forma resultaron modificadas las dinámicas de conflicto en la subregión del Bajo Atrato chocoano (1985-2005 en Colombia, si esto se vincula con la explotación de sus recursos naturales, en particular la palma de aceite y cuál fue el papel que jugó en estas dinámicas el cambio en el régimen de propiedad de la tierra. Para responder a estas preguntas me baso en los estudios sobre la economía política de los conflictos armados e introduzco el concepto de órdenes de extracción con el fin de analizar las acciones de los actores del conflicto, los empresarios de la palma, el Estado como agente regulador y las poblaciones negras. Mi conclusión principal es que el cambio en la estructura de propiedad de la tierra no fue causa del conflicto y que el tipo de actor involucrado es una variable relevante.

  9. Testing the Palma-Clary Reduced Dimensionality Model Using Classical Mechanics on the CH4 + H → CH3 + H2 Reaction.

    Vikár, Anna; Nagy, Tibor; Lendvay, György

    2016-07-14

    Application of exact quantum scattering methods in theoretical reaction dynamics of bimolecular reactions is limited by the complexity of the equations of nuclear motion to be solved. Simplification is often achieved by reducing the number of degrees of freedom to be explicitly handled by freezing the less important spectator modes. The reaction cross sections obtained in reduced-dimensionality (RD) quantum scattering methods can be used in the calculation of rate coefficients, but their physical meaning is limited. The accurate test of the performance of a reduced-dimensionality method would be a comparison of the RD cross sections with those obtained in accurate full-dimensional (FD) calculations, which is not feasible because of the lack of complete full-dimensional results. However, classical mechanics allows one to perform reaction dynamics calculations using both the RD and the FD model. In this paper, an RD versus FD comparison is made for the 8-dimensional Palma-Clary model on the example of four isotopologs of the CH4 + H → CH3 + H2 reaction, which has 12 internal dimensions. In the Palma-Clary model, the only restriction is that the methyl group is confined to maintain C3v symmetry. Both RD and FD opacity and excitation functions as well as differential cross sections were calculated using the quasiclassical trajectory method. The initial reactant separation has been handled according to our one-period averaging method [ Nagy et al. J. Chem. Phys. 2016, 144, 014104 ]. The RD and FD excitation functions were found to be close to each other for some isotopologs, but in general, the RD reactivity parameters are lower than the FD reactivity parameters beyond statistical error, and for one of the isotopologs, the deviation is significant. This indicates that the goodness of RD cross sections cannot be taken for granted. PMID:26918703

  10. La cerámica romana de paredes finas del Santuario de So n'Oms, Palma de Mallorca. Nuevas producciones de Mallorca e Ibiza

    López Mullor, Alberto

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Inside the talayotic complex known as So n'Oms, in the municipal area of Palma (Mallorca, Balearic Islands, there is a sanctuary excavated in the sixties which produced an ample series of thin walled pottery that were dedicated as offerings to the gods. All the material found can be dated between 20-10 a.C.-. and 50 d.C. It is so well preserved that it has been possible to recognise and determine decoration and paste and, therefore, to reach to the conclusion that most of them belongs to production centers situated in Mallorca and Ibiza (from this last almost the 70%. There are, also, italic and betican productions.Dentro del conjunto talayótico conocido como So n'Oms, situado en el término municipal de Palma (Mallorca, islas Baleares, existe un santuario excavado en la década de los sesenta, que proporcionó un extenso lote de cerámica de paredes finas, depositadas allí como ofrenda. Los materiales pueden situarse entre los años 20/10 a.C. y 50 de nuestra era. Destaca su buen estado de conservación, que ha permitido un reconocimiento minucioso de pastas y decoraciones, habiéndose podido atribuir una gran parte de las piezas a centros productores de Mallorca y sobre todo —más del 70 %— de Ibiza. También se han localizado vasos héticos e itálicos.

  11. ESTUDO DE NEUTRALIZAÇÃO DOS GASES DE EFEITO ESTUFA DA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO TOCANTINS - REITORIA E CAMPUS UNIVERSITÁRIO DE PALMAS: UMA FORMA DE MITIGAÇÃO AMBIENTAL STUDY OF GREENHOUSE GASES OFFSETS OF THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TOCANTINS STATE, BRAZIL – ACADEMIC SENATE AND CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PALMAS: A WAY OF ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION

    Diego Robson Rocha dos Santos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper was to establish an inventory of the Federal University of Tocantins’Greenhouse Gases (GHGs emissions derived from controlled sources and administrative activities conducted in 2009 by the Rectory and the University Campus of Palmas, in order to calculate the number of Savanna’s native trees to be planted in the region of the county of Palmas-TO to neutralize GHG emissions reported in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e. Utilizing the Specifications of the Brazilian Program GHG (Greenhouse Gas Protocol for this purpose associated with the calculus methodologies of GHG emissions published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC for the completion of the inventory, as well as using the Good Practice Guide for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF published by the IPCC forneutralization of CO2e calculus. The inventory result showed that the listed units emitted around 218tCO2e and for its neutralization, it would be necessary to plant approximately 1.702 trees for sequestering all CO2e over a period of 20 years. The methodologies used for the composition of the GHG inventory came up as excellent tools for determining the emission profile. Despite the uncertainties about the carbon fixation rate, it can be used to calculate the neutralization of GHG as a way of environmental mitigation.

  12. Substituição do milho por palma forrageira em dietas completas para vacas em lactação Replacement of corn by forage cactus in the total mixed rations for crossbreed lactating cows

    Paulo Renato Barros Araújo

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com este experimento, avaliar o efeito da substituição do milho por palma forrageira sobre o desempenho de vacas mestiças em lactação e a digestibilidade dos nutrientes. Foram utilizadas oito vacas mestiças (5/8 HZ, distribuídas em dois quadrados latinos 4 x 4 em esquema fatorial 2 x 2 (duas cultivares de palma forrageira, com ou sem milho. Não houve interação entre palma e milho e o efeito dos dois alimentos foi analisado de forma isolada. Os consumos de matéria seca, de fibra em detergente ácido, dematéria orgânica, de proteína bruta, de extrato etéreo e de carboidratos totais não foram influenciados pelas cultivares de palma utilizadas. Animais que receberam palma gigante nas dietas apresentaram maior consumo de fibra em detergente neutro. As dietas com milho proporcionaram maior consumo de matéria seca (kg/dia e % de PV. O consumo de NDT, os coeficientes de digestibilidade de todos os nutrientes, a produção de leite corrigida, o teor de gordura e a eficiência alimentar não foram influenciados pelas cultivares de palma forrageira ou pela inclusão milho.The experiment was conduced to evaluate the effects of corn replacement for forage cactus on the performance of crossbreed lactating cows and nutrient digestibility. Eight cows were assigned a two latin square design in a factorial 2 x 2 arrangement (two forage cactus cultivars, with or without corn.There was not interaction between forage cactus and corn and the effect of both were analyzed in an isolated way. The intake of dry matter, organic matter, acid detergent fiber, crude protein, ether extract and total carbohydrates were not affected by the forage cactus. Animals that received giant cultivar presented larger neutral detergent fiber intake. The diets with corn presented larger dry matter intake (kg/day and % of LW. The intake of TDN, the coefficients of digestibility of all nutrients, the fat corrected milk production, fat content and kg of milk

  13. Utilização de Três Fontes de Nitrogênio Associadas à Palma Forrageira (Opuntia ficus-indica, Mill. Cv. Gigante na Suplementação de Vacas Leiteiras Mantidas em Pasto Diferido

    Albuquerque Samuel Salgado Cavalcanti de

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O fornecimento da palma forrageira como único alimento não atende as necessidades nutricionais do rebanho, notadamente em proteína e fibra. Nesta pesquisa avaliaram-se fontes de suplementação protéica sobre o desempenho de vacas leiteiras alimentadas com palma e pasto diferido, durante a estação seca, bem como a composição botânica da pastagem. Testaram-se três tratamentos: T1 = pasto diferido (PD + palma + cama de aviário; T2 = PD + palma + farelo de soja e T3 = PD + palma + uréia/sulfato de amônio, em um delineamento de blocos casualizados. Utilizaram-se 12 vacas mestiças 5/8 Holando-Zebu, com produção média de leite de 5,6 kg/dia/vaca e peso vivo (PV médio de 452 kg. O experimento teve duração de 121 dias, sendo 21 dias de período de adaptação. Os resultados para produção de leite in natura (3,38, 5,33 e 3,38 kg/vaca/dia, produção de leite corrigido para 4% de gordura (3,15, 4,98 e 3,11 kg/vaca/dia, variação de peso vivo (-351, 77 e -401 g/vaca/dia e consumo in natura de palma (26,3, 37,8 e 26,3 kg/vaca/dia, para T1, T2 e T3, respectivamente, demonstraram a superioridade do farelo de soja como fonte protéica, em relação aos demais tratamentos. No pasto diferido foram identificados 18 famílias, 32 gêneros e 36 espécies. O capim-milhã (Brachiaria plantaginea (Link Hitch foi o componente de maior participação na composição botânica da pastagem (28,72%.

  14. El componente sistemático de la variabilidad de algunos parámetros de producción en palma africana adulta (Elaeis guineensis, Jacq en Casanare.

    Acevedo A. Néstor

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available Mediante análisis de tendencia y geoestadísticos fue evaluado el componente determinístico de la variabilidad del peso de racimos de fruta fresca (PR, de la tasa de extracción de aceite (TEA y de la cantidad de ácidos grasos libres (AGL, en palmas con diferente grado de recuperación de PC en un cultivo ubicado en la región del Bajo Upía, Casanare. Los análisis no detectaron ninguna variabilidad estructural en las propiedades evaluadas por lo que se concluye que las diferencias significativas encontradas por Acevedo (2000 entre ellas, mediante análisis de varianza, si están controladas por el grado de recuperación que muestran las palmas, después de haber sido atacadas por PC.

  15. Control Químico de la Mosca de los Establos, Stomoxys Calcitrans (L y Otros Insectos Asociados con Estipes de Palma Africana en Descomposición

    Ureta Sandino Eduardo

    1972-12-01

    Full Text Available En ensayos para determinar el efecto del diazinon 1% I.A. (ingrediente activo; bromophos 1 % I.A.; dieldrin 0.5% I.A., 2% I.A. y methomyl 0.1 % I.A. sobre larvas de Stomoxys calcilrans y otros insectos asociados con tipes de palma africana (Elaeis guineensis en descomposición, se encontró que los tratamientos con diazinon 1% I.A. y bromophos 1% I.A. fueron los más efectivos para impedir la proliferación en éstos de las larvas de Slomoxys calcilralls. Ambos insecticidas protegieron eficientemente los estipes por lo menos durante dos semanas. El dieldrin al 0.5% I. A. y 2% I. A., aunque inferior al bromophos 1% I.A. y al diazinon 1% I.A. también fue efectivo para impedir la proliferación de larvas de la mosca en los troncos de palma africana en descomposición. El tratamiento con methomyl 0.1 % I. A. al parecer no impidió la multiplicación de las larvas en los estipes, según pudo observarse en muestras tomadas a las dos semanas de haber sido aplicado el producto. El diazinon 1% I.A: bromophos 1 % I.A.; dieldrin 0.5% I.A. y 2% I.A., aparentemente fueron eficaces para controlar los adultos de Limnobaris calandriformis y Metamasius hemipterus, los cuales eran atraídos en grandes cantidades a los trozos de tallo de palma recién rajada, así como también impidieron la proliferación en éstos de las larvas de los dípteros Ormidea obesa y Hermelia sp./Abstract Several tests were carried out to determine the effectiveness of diazinon 1% I.A., bromophos 1% I.A., dieldrin 0.5 and 2% I.A., and methomyl 0.1 % on larvae of the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, and other insects associated with dead trunks of the oil palm (Elaeis guineesis.The results showed by the author indicate that diazinon and bromophos were the most effective materials tested. Both insecticides protected well the dead trunks for at least two weeks. Dieldrin (both doses although less efficient than diazinon, was also effective in preventing the development of great numbers of

  16. Desplazamientos de la iguana verde, Iguana iguana (Squamata: Iguanidae durante la estación seca en La Palma, Veracruz, México

    Jorge E Morales-Mávil

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Usamos radiotransmisores para determinar los desplazamientos de la iguana verde (Iguana iguana en el periodo de anidación (febrero-julio en La Palma, Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México (18°33’ N, 95°03’ W. Las iguanas fueron radiolocalizadas entre 23 y 30 ocasiones, principalmente en árboles (56 % entre 3-9 m; sólo 4 % fueron localizadas en el suelo. El tamaño del ámbito hogareño de machos y de hembras fue similar (9 158.06±3 025.3 m² vs. 6 591.24±4 001.1 m², respectivamente; t= 0.51, p>0.05. Se encontró una correlación significativa entre la LHC y el ámbito hogareño (r= 0.76, gl= 7, pDisplacements of the green iguana (Iguana iguana (Squamata: Iguanidae during the dry season in La Palma, Veracruz, Mexico. The green iguana (Iguana iguana is said to be primarily sedentary, although the females travel long distances to nest. Displacement patterns must be known to help predict the effects of environmental disturbance on iguanas’ survival. We studied nesting season (February-July movements in La Palma, Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico (18°33’ N, 95°03’ W. Individual movements and activity were monitored by radio tracking. The transmitters were implanted surgically in eight adult iguanas (four males and four females. Snout vent length (SVL was used to determine the relationship between size of the body and size of home range. To estimate the size of home range, three or more points were used. Minimum convex polygons estimates of home range were calculated with McPAAL. The iguanas were radio-located between 23 and 30 occasions, mainly in trees (56 % between 3-9 m; only 4 % were localized under a height of 3 m (forest floor. The occupation area mean was larger for males (9 158.06±3 025.3m² vs. 6 591.24±4 001.1 m² although the differences were not significant (t= 0.51, p>0.05. SVL was correlated with home range (r= 0.76; gl= 7; p<0.05. Breeding males defended their home range vigorously against other adult males. We observed one

  17. Dos nuevas especies de lepidópteros defoliadores en plantaciones de palma Aceitera elaeis guineensis jacq. En venezuela Two new lepidoptera species defoliating oil palm plantations Elaeis guineensis Jacq. in Venezuela

    Francisco Sosa; Francisco Díaz

    2008-01-01

    Se realizaron estudios de campo con el objetivo de determinar la presencia de lepidópteros defoliadores en plantaciones de palma aceitera (Elaeis guinnesis Jacq.) en una zona del estado Yaracuy, Venezuela. Para ello se realizaron dos muestreos mensuales desde mayo hasta agosto de 2006. Las diferentes fases insectiles colectadas se colocaron en bolsas plásticas dentro de cavas refrigeradas para luego ser trasladadas al laboratorio. Entre otros defoliadores que atacaban al cultivo, se identific...

  18. Substituição do milho por farelo de palma forrageira em dietas de ovinos em crescimento: desempenho Replacement of corn by forage cactus meal in growing lambs diets: performance

    Robson Magno Liberal Véras

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, avaliar quatro níveis de substituição do milho (0; 33; 67 e 100% pelo farelo de palma forrageira sobre o desempenho de ovinos em crescimento terminados em confinamento. Vinte carneiros mestiços Santa Inês foram distribuídos em delineamento em blocos ao acaso, com quatro tratamentos (níveis de substituição do milho pelo farelo de palma e cinco repetições. Além do milho e/ou farelo de palma, os animais receberam feno de Tifton (Cynodon dactylon, como volumoso, farelo de soja, calcário e sal mineral. O ganho de peso e a conversão alimentar diminuíram, enquanto os consumos de FDN e de FDA aumentaram linearmente com a substituição. Os consumos de matéria seca, de proteína bruta, de matéria orgânica e de carboidratos totais e o rendimento de carcaça não foram influenciados pela substituição do milho pelo farelo de palma.The objective of this work was to evaluate four corn replacement levels (0, 33, 67 and 100% by forage cactus meal on performance of feedlot growing lambs. Twenty crossbred lambs were allotted to a completely randomized block design with four treatments (replacement of corn by forage cactus meal and five replications. Besides corn and/or forage cactus meal, the animals were fed Tifton hay (Cynodon dactylon, as forage, soybean meal, limestone and mineral salt. Weight gain and feed:gain ratio decreased and intakes of NDF and ADF increased linearly with corn replacement. The intakes of dry matter, crude protein, organic matter and total carbohydrates and carcass yield were not affected by replacement of corn by forage cactus meal.

  19. Effects of palma reflexology massage and music therapy on cancer pain management%足底按摩加音乐疗法对癌痛干预的研究

    曹娟妹; 田利; 黄丽艳; 周群英; 李惠玲

    2011-01-01

    目的 应用足底反射区按摩、音乐疗法缓解癌症患者的疼痛,提高其生活质量.方法 将60例癌痛患者随机分为实验组和对照组各30例,分别采用足底反射区按摩加音乐疗法和单纯的足底反射区按摩进行干预治疗,观察比较两组患者的干预效果.结果 两组患者的疼痛情况均有不同程度的缓解,但两组患者的疼痛缓解情况无统计学差异(P>0.05).结论 足底反射区按摩对癌痛具有一定的缓解作用,音乐疗法在癌症患者疼痛干预中效果甚微,音乐疗法在癌痛干预中的应用还有待于进一步的研究.%Objective To investigate the therapeutic effect of palma reflexology massage and music therapy on the treatment of cancer pain and improvement of the life quality. Methods Sixty patients admitted were randomly divided into 2 groups: group Ⅰ palma reflexology massage plus music therapy; group Ⅱ palma reflexology massage. Results Pain alleviation was observed in both groups. However, the curative effects didn't show significant difference between this two groups ( P >0.05). Conclusion Palma reflexology massage proves to be an effective strategy against cancer pain. While the abirritation of music therapy was indeterminate. The application of music therapy in cancer pain treatment still needs more investigation.

  20. EFECTO DE ASPERSIONES FOLIARES CON UNA MEZCLA DE OLIGOGALACTURÓNIDOS EN EL CRECIMIENTO DE PLANTAS DE PALMA ARECA (Dypsis lutescens H. Wendel

    Bárbara Benítez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, recientemente denominada Dypsis lutescens, es una de las plantas más usadas a nivel mundial en paisajismo y está catalogada como una de las más populares plantas del interior de edificios en el mundo; la Golden Cane o Areca Palm apenas necesita una introducción. El Pectimorf es un bioestimulante vegetal obtenido en el Departamento de Fisiología y Bioquímica Vegetal del INCA, a partir de la degradación enzimática del ácido péctico de la corteza de los frutos cítricos. Debido a la corta viabilidad que presentan las semillas de estas plantas, son sembradas todas al unísono, alcanzando su estado óptimo para la comercialización al mismo tiempo, por lo que el objetivo de nuestro trabajo estuvo encaminado a evaluar el efecto del Pectimorf en el crecimiento de plantas de palma areca (Dypsis lutescens. El experimento se realizó en áreas del INCA, en el que se realizaron aspersiones foliares de Pectimorf (1, 5 y 10 mg.L-1 y un tratamiento control. Las aspersiones se realizaron en tres momentos: tres, tres y seis meses, y tres y nueve meses, y las evaluaciones se hicieron en tres momentos del ciclo del cultivo: seis, nueve y 12 meses después de emergidas las plantas. Las variables del crecimiento evaluadas fueron: altura de las plantas, diámetro (ø del tallo, número de hojas, longitud de las raíces, y masa seca de parte aérea y raíces. Los resultados mostraron la potencialidad del Pectimorf como estimulador del crecimiento de las plantas de palma areca, obteniéndose que cuando estas fueron asperjadas a los tres y seis meses, con concentraciones de 1 mg.L-1, se incrementaron significativamente las variables de crecimiento relacionadas con la parte aérea de las plantas, en comparación con el tratamiento control, favoreciendo las propiedades ornamentales de esta especie.

  1. Flutuação Populacional de Rhynchophorus palmarum L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae em Plantios de Palma de Óleo em Roraima

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo avaliar a flutuação populacional de Rhynchophorus palmarum L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae em plantios de Elaeis guineensis Jacq, em ecossistemas de savana e floresta no estado de Roraima. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida durante o período de janeiro de 2011 a fevereiro de 2012 nos campos experimentais da Embrapa Roraima: Monte Cristo e Caroebe, numa área de 2 hectares com a cultura da Palma de Óleo, em cada campo. Foram distribuídas armadilhas iscadas com roletes de cana-de-açúcar e feromônio de agregação para captura dos insetos no entorno dos plantios. Ocorreu flutuação de R. palmarum com picos populacionais nos meses de julho e agosto no ecossistema de savana e de abril a setembro no ambiente de floresta. A população de R. palmarum foi menor em meses de baixa precipitação pluviométrica nos dois ambientes avaliados com a Palma de Óleo em Roraima Population Fluctuation of Rhynchophorus palmarum L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae in Plantations of Oil Palm in Roraima Abstract. This research aimed to evaluate the population fluctuation Rhynchophorus palmarum L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae in Elaeis guineensis Jacq plantations in forest and savanna ecosystems in the state of Roraima. The research was conducted during the period from January 2011 to February 2012 in the experimental field of Embrapa Roraima: Monte Cristo and Caroebe in an area of 2 hectares with culture Oil Palm in each field. Traps baited with rollers cane sugar and aggregation pheromone for capturing insects in the vicinity of the plantations were distributed. Fluctuation occurred R. palmarum with population peaks in the months of July and August in the savanna ecosystem and from April to September in the forest environment. The population of R. palmarum was lower in months of low rainfall in the two environments assessed with a palm-oil-in Roraima.

  2. Desempenho de diferentes lipases imobilizadas na síntese de biodiesel de óleo de palma - doi: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v33i2.7594

    Grazielle dos Santos Silva

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo determinar as condições otimizadas da síntese enzimática de biodiesel, a partir do óleo de palma e etanol, empregando diferentes lipases imobilizadas (lipase de Pseudomonas fluorescens imobilizada em SiO2-PVA e lipase de Candida antártica imobilizada em resina acrílica – Novozym® 435 em meio isento de solvente. Uma matriz de planejamento fatorial foi utilizada para avaliar a influência da temperatura (42 – 58°C e a razão molar entre etanol e óleo de palma (6:1 – 18:1 no rendimento de transesterificação alcançado para cada preparação de lipase. Os efeitos principais foram ajustados por análise de regressão múltipla a modelos lineares e o rendimento máximo foi obtido quando o sistema operacional foi operado a 42°C com substratos contendo etanol e óleo de palma na razão molar de 18:1. Os modelos matemáticos que representam o rendimento global da reação para cada lipase imobilizada foram considerados adequados para descrever os resultados experimentais.

  3. The glass furnace of the 17th Century of Sa Gerreria (Palma, Mallorca): Historical context and preliminary analysis of the materials; El horno de vidrio del siglo XVII de Sa Gerreria (Palma, Mallorca): contextualizacion historica y analisis preliminar de los materiales

    Capella Galmes, M. A.; Albero Santacreu, D.

    2015-10-01

    In this paper the materials of the glass furnace of Sa Gerreria (Palma) dated in the second half of the 17th Century A.D. are analysed. On the one hand, we discuss the available information regarding this glass workshop as well as the raw material management strategies made during the studied period. On the other hand, we focus on the materials produced by this workshop and we carry out a preliminary archaeometrical analysis of the glass lumps, frits and slags recovered as well as some glass pieces by means of scanning electron microscope and X-ray dispersive energy. The final aim is to characterise the chemical composition and the properties of the raw materials used in this workshop as well as to approach some of the technical processes put in practice by the glass makers who inhabited Mallorca during the 17th Century. (Author)

  4. Avaliação dos benefícios da coleta de lixo em Palmas, Tocantins: uma aplicação do método de avaliação contingente Evaluation of the garbage collection benefits in Palmas, Tocantins: an application of contingent evaluation method

    Wilians dos Santos Silva

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O acesso aos serviços de saneamento ambiental, em especial, a coleta e a disposição final dos resíduos sólidos, é fundamental para a saúde pública e a preservação do meio ambiente, pois com a redução da má disposição do lixo, ocorre uma diminuição das endemias e da contaminação do solo. O investimento em saneamento ambiental é um dos grandes desafios para os gestores públicos, devido a sua ampla relação entre meio ambiente, saúde pública e desenvolvimento local. O presente trabalho visou estimar a máxima disposição a pagar pelo serviço de coleta de lixo para o município de Palmas, em Tocantins, por meio do método de avaliação contingente. Os resultados obtidos indicam que os principais fatores determinantes da disposição a pagar são: o nível de renda e a escolaridade.The access to environmental sanitation services, especially the collection and final disposition of solid residues, is fundamental for the public health and environment preservation, because by reducing the bad garbage disposition, there is a decrease of the endemic diseases and soil contamination. The investment in environmental sanitation is one of the great challenges for public managers, due to its wide relationship among the environment, public health, and local development. The present work sought to esteem the willingness to pay for the garbage collection service for the municipal district of Palmas, in Tocantins, through the contingent evaluation method. The obtained results indicate that the main decisive factors of the willingness to pay are: the level of income and the education.

  5. Variación intraespecifica en el uso de Percha Nocturna de Basiliscus galeritus (Sauria: Corytophanidae en Isla Palma, Pacífico Colombiano

    Óscar Darío Hernández-Córdoba

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Las variaciones en el uso de percha nocturna son en parte un reflejo de la partición de recursos que permite la coexistencia al disminuir la competencia intraespecifica entre individuos de diferentes sexos y tamaños. En este trabajo se evaluó el uso de percha nocturna en los machos, las hembras y los juveniles de Basiliscus galeritus en Isla Palma - Pacífico Colombiano en abril de 2011. Los individuos fueron capturados manualmente y se tomó la información de la altura de la percha, posición en la que estaban perchados, longitud rostro cloacal y cobertura vegetal. Se registraron 39 individuos, encontrando que el tipo de percha utilizado con mayor frecuencia fueron las ramas (46,15% seguido por las hojas (38,46% y ocasionalmente fueron observados sobre lianas, suelo y tallos. Se evaluo el grado de asociación entre los sexos y cada una de las variables estudiadas con la altura de percha utilizando tablas de contingencia. No se detectó asociación alguna aunque el uso de percha estuvo relacionado con el tamaño corporal del individuo, independiente de su sexo. (rs = ‑0,08, p = 0,7.

  6. Producción de biodiesel a partir de aceite crudo de palma: 2. Evaluación económica

    CARLOS DAVID ZAPATA

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó la evaluación económica de dos procesos continuos de producción de biodiesel a partir de aceite crudo palma. Se calcularon los costos de capital, operativos y de manufactura para ambos procesos. Como criterios de evaluación económica se utilizaron la tasa interna de retorno (TIR y el valor presente neto (VPN. Se efectuó un análisis de sensibilidad para estudiar el efecto de los precios de las materias primas y los productos sobre la rentabilidad. Ambos procesos requieren una inversión de capital fijo del orden de 2 millones de dólares (± 25% y un costo total de manufactura de 2.2 dólares/galón. El proceso con neutralización previa de los ácidos grasos libres presentó una mayor rentabilidad en todos los escenarios evaluados.

  7. Aplicaciones de la agricultura de precisión en palma de aceite “Elaeis Guineensis” e hibrido O x G

    Iván Alberto Lizarazo Salcedo

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La agricultura de precisión está basada en el reconocimiento de la variabilidad espacial y temporal del clima, los suelos y los cultivos, y consecuentemente, de la importancia de proporcionar un manejo agronómico específico que tenga en cuenta esas diferencias. En este artículo se describe la perspectiva y los conceptos de agricultura de precisión que se están desarrollando en el sector de la palma de aceite en Colombia. En particular, se presentan dos aplicaciones que resuelven las limitaciones asociadas a las prácticas agrícolas convencionales: una, relacionada con el trazado de una plantación; y otra referida al manejo de plagas y enfermedades./ Precision agriculture is based on the recognition of the spatial and temporal variability of weather, soils and crops. Thus, its importance lies in providing a specific agricultural management that takes into account these differences. This article describes the vision and concepts developed for precision farming of oil palm in Colombia. In particular, there are two applications that address the limitations associated with conventional farming practices: one is connected to plantation layouts, and the other to pest and disease management.

  8. Estudio de la hidrólisis del crudo de aceite de palma africana empleando como catalizador la lipasa de la levadura C.rugosa

    Miguel Molano

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el estudio de la hidrólisis del crudo de aceite de palma por medio de la lipasa Candida rugosa. Los factores estudiados en esta investigación fueron el nivel de agitación, el efecto de blanqueo y la cantidad de lipasa. Experimentalmente fueron alcanzados porcentajes de hidrólisis del 79 - 93% en períodos de tiempo de 2 horas y media. Se pudo obtener un incremento de la reacción al aumentar la rotación del agitador al igual que incrementando la concentración de lipasa. Aunque la literatura cita el blanqueado como una ventaja para la hidrólisis enzimática, este procedimiento parece no tener un efecto benéfico en la reacción. / This paper shows the study of the hydrolysis reaction of crude palm oil giving by lipase from Candida rugosa. The studied factors were agitation level, bleaching effect and lipase concentration. Experimentally 79 - 93% hydrolysis were achieved in 2 and a half hour. The reaction rate was increased with the increment of the impeller rotational speed as well as increasing the lipase concentration. Although the literature cites bleaching as a beneficial advantages to enzymatic hydrolysis, this procedure do not have a significant beneficial effect on the reaction.

  9. Conservação de produtos refrigerados e congelados expostos para a venda em supermercados da cidade de Palmas-TO

    Phaollo Rocha

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Esse estudo teve o intuito de avaliar se as temperaturas de produtos refrigerados e congelados expostos à venda estão dentro das normas estabelecidas para que não ocorram transformações indesejáveis no produto. Foram realizadas 200 medidas de temperatura em três supermercados localizados em três diferentes regiões (Norte, Centro e Sul da cidade de Palmas. As leituras eram feitas 1 vez por semana 2 vezes ao dia para cada supermercado. A primeira medição feita das 7:00 às 8:00 h e a segunda das 17:00 às 18:00 h, em cinco tipos de alimentos sendo, refrigerados: leite pasteurizado e iogurte e congelados: frango, pizza e hambúrguer. Observou-se que a temperatura dos alimentos refrigerados divergiu que pode ter ocorrido pela utilização de diferentes equipamentos e/ou pela utilização de um equipamento não adequado para o tipo de alimento. Em relação aos congelados foi notório que todos os supermercados estavam com no mínimo mais de 70 % de amostras fora das normas estabelecidas pela legislação e pelo fabricante.

  10. Familia, profesión y estado social: la villa de Palma del Río (Córdoba, a mediados del setecientos

    Gómez Navarro, María Soledad

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta es una aportación al conocimiento de la estructura familiar, económico-profesional y social de la corona de Castilla a mediados del Setecientos según los Libros de Familias de Seglares del catastro de Ensenada, a través, en concreto, de una localidad bien representativa del reino de Córdoba como es Palma del Río. Aunque conocida como emanación de aquella magna encuesta, la documentación base de este trabajo aún está, sin embargo, muy poco explotada desde la triple perspectiva que lo intitula, y que hay que analizar y entender en el contexto de un Estado cada vez más necesitado de saber, fiscalizar y controlar a sus súbditos para gobernar, como fue, en definitiva, el ilustrado. Para el logro de nuestros objetivos y la comprensión del texto básicos son cuantificación y aparato estadístico subsiguiente. Finalmente, este primer acercamiento presenta un estado más lineal de conocimientos sobre la realidad local que explora, que se aquilata en otra fase posterior con el análisis específico y selectivo de las distintas variables que ahora sólo se examinan básicamente, o con su entrecruzamiento.

  11. Digestibilidade e absorção aparentes em vacas da raça holandesa alimentadas com palma forrageira (Opuntia ficus-indica mill em substituição à silagem de sorgo (Sorghum bicolor (L. moench

    Andrade Dulciene Karla Bezerra de

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliado o efeito de quatro níveis (0, 12, 24 e 36% de palma forrageira em substituição à silagem de sorgo, na ração de vacas da raça holandesa em lactação, sobre a digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca (DAMS, da matéria orgânica (DAMO, da proteína bruta (DAPB, do extrato etéreo (DAEE, da fibra em detergente neutro (DAFDN, da fibra em detergente ácido (DAFDA, dos carboidratos totais (DACHT e dos carboidratos não-fibrosos (DACNF, o teor de nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT e os coeficientes de absorção aparente de cálcio (Ca, fósforo (P, potássio (K e sódio (Na. Foram utilizadas oito vacas, com peso médio de 590 kg e produção média de leite de 27 kg/dia, distribuídas em dois quadrados latinos simultâneos (4x4, sendo quatro animais, quatro períodos e quatro níveis de inclusão de palma na ração. A inclusão de palma forrageira na dieta influenciou a digestibilidade aparente de todos os nutrientes, sendo descrito por função quadrática. Foi possível estimar por intermédio desta função um teor máximo de NDT de 77,43% para utilização de 16,51% de palma na dieta. O aumento nos teores de CNF e a redução da FDN das rações foram responsáveis pelo comportamento quadrático na digestibilidade dos nutrientes. As absorções aparentes de Ca, P e Na foram influenciadas quadraticamente com o aumento dos níveis de palma na ração, enquanto o K aumentou linearmente. A relação Ca:P que proporcionou a melhor absorção desses elementos minerais foi de 1,9:1.

  12. Severidade da lixa-grande do coqueiro-anão e incidência de hiperparasitismo em Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte Disease severity and incidence of hiperparasitism in coconut (Cocos nucifera L. leaves affected by the fungi Sphaerodothis acrocomiae in Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil

    Renato Augusto Gouveia de Carvalho

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo foi realizado em um coqueiral localizado na Estação Experimental Rammel Mesquita de Farias localizada no município de Parnamirim-RN, no período compreendido entre abril de 2000 e março de 2001. Foram efetuadas observações quanto ao progresso (incidência e severidade da lixa-grande do coqueiro causada pelo fungo Sphaerodothis acrocomiae e a ocorrência de hiperparasitismo sobre o agente causal da doença. Durante o período de observação, a incidência da lixa-grande foi igual a 100%. O progresso da severidade apresentou tendências distintas de aumento entre os meses de abril e julho de 2000 e de decréscimo a partir do mês seguinte até março de 2001; da mesma forma, foram as tendências da incidência de hiperparasitismo. A severidade da lixa-grande e a incidência de hiperparasitas correlacionaram-se positiva e significativamente com as variáveis climáticas, precipitação pluviométrica e umidade relativa, e negativamente com as temperaturas.The study was realized at the Experimental Station Rammel Mesquita Farias in the municipal district of Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil, in the period from April, 2000, to March, 2001. The observations were concerned to the disease progress (incidence and severity on the coconut leaflets, as well as the occurrence of hiperparasitism on the causal agent. In all observations the disease incidence was equal to 100%. The progress of the severity presented different tendencies: increasing - from April to July, 2000 and decreasing from this month to Mach of 2001. In the same way were the tendencies of the hiperparasitism incidence. The disease severity and the hiperparasitism incidence were correlated positively and significantly with the climatic variables, pluviometric precipitation and relative humidity and, negatively with the temperatures.

  13. Inventariando la biodiversidad en el Parque Nacional de La Caldera de Taburiente (La Palma, Islas Canarias, España: novedades científicas

    Domingo-Quero, Teresa

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is the first result of an agreement between the Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, entitled “Inventory and study of the Invertebrate Fauna of the National Park of La Caldera de Taburiente”. A detailed account of the faunistic novelties found up to now among the specimens of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates collected along the two years of sampling (July 1999 to July 2001, whose number is estimated in ca. 500,000, is given. A brief description of planning and of methodology applied to the inventory of the invertebrate fauna is made and a tabulated summary of novelties is presented. The list shows at present 284 families, 594 genera and 739 species. For the Canary Islands, the present record of new taxa is 29 families, 115 genera (1 of them confirmed as new to Science and 3 awaiting confirmation and 187 species (24 new to Science. Moreover, 242 genera and 338 species are new to the fauna of La Palma I., being known from other islands of the archipelago. Other 47 taxa, still being studied, could be new to Science as well. These results have been reached with the study of just a minimal part of the whole material, which underlines the need for systematic, continued sampling to evaluate the faunistic richness of poorly explored areas and its possible necessity for protection. Therefore, one should expect more novelties and the inventory may increase significantly when all the material is revised.

    El presente artículo es el primer resultado de un convenio entre el Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales y el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, denominado “Inventario y estudio de la Fauna Invertebrada del Parque Nacional de La Caldera de Taburiente”. Se detallan las novedades faunísticas encontradas hasta el momento entre los ejemplares de invertebrados terrestres y dulceacuícolas recogidos durante los dos años de muestreo (julio de 1999 a

  14. Substituição do milho por palma forrageira: comportamento ingestivo de vacas mestiças em lactação - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i2.2029 Replacement of the corn by forage cactus: Ingestive behavior of crossbreed lactating cows - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i2.2029

    Maria Adélia Oliveira Monteiro Cruz

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar o efeito da substituição do milho por palma forrageira sobre o comportamento ingestivo de 8 vacas 5/8 Holandês-Zebu, distribuídas em 2 quadrados latinos 4 x 4. Os tratamentos consistiram na combinação fatorial de 2 cultivares de palma (miúda e gigante e 2 níveis de milho (com e sem. Não houve interação entre palma e milho (p > 0,05. As vacas que consumiram palma gigante gastaram mais tempo para se alimentar e as que consumiram palma miúda permanecerem maior tempo descansando (p The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of replacement of corn by forage cactus on the ingestive behavior of eight crossbreed cows, assigned to a two 4 x 4 Latin square design. The treatments were a factorial 2 x 2 arrangement (two cultivars of forage cactus and two corn levels, with and without. There wasn’t interaction between forage cactus and corn (p > 0,05. The cows that consumed giant forage cactus spent more time eating and those that consumed small forage cactus spent more time resting (p < 0,01. The intake of water was lower for the animals that consumed diets with giant forage cactus and without corn (p < 0,01.

  15. Transesterificación del aceite de palma con metanol por medio de una catálisis heterogénea empleando un catalizador ácido

    Lina Marcela Riveros Santamaría

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available La transesterificación del aceite de palma crudo con metanol se llevó a cabo en un reactor Batch bajo un rango de temperatura de 129-140°C y una presión manométrica de 6.4-9.4 bares, en presencia de Oxido de Zinc. Los factores estudiados fueron la cantidad de catalizador y la relación molar aceite:metanol alimentadas a la reacción La producción de esteres metílicos se incrementó al aumentar la cantidad de Óxido de Zinc, mientras que la relación aceite:metanol óptima fue de 1:30. El mayor rendimiento de esteres alcanzado fue de 38.75%. Los valores de Densidad, Viscosidad y Punto de nube determinados más cercanos a los estándar para Biodiesel fueron 0.871 gr/ml, 3.77 cSt y 12°C respectivamente./ Transesterification of crude palm oil with methanol was carried out using a Batch reactor under a range of temperature from 129 to 140°C, and a manometric pressure of 6.4-9.4 bars, in the presence of Zinc Oxide. The studied factors were the amount of catalyst and the molar relation of oil:methanol in the reaction. The production of methyl esters was increased with the amount of Zinc Oxide, while the optimal molar relation oil:methanol was 1:30. The greatest yield of methyl esters achieved was 38.75%. The closest Density, Viscosity and Cloud point values to Biodiesel standard values were 0.871 gr/ml, 3.77 cSt y 12°C respectively.

  16. Avaliação ambiental com base em indicador microbiológico de balneabilidade no município de Palmas-TO

    Dayane Juliate Barros

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O reservatório da UHE Lajeado-TO localiza-se na região central do estado do Tocantins e possui condições propícias a atividades de lazer. Suas margens apresentam um elevado potencial recreacional, portanto, as condições sanitárias necessárias às atividades de contato primário devem ser asseguradas à população. Indicadores de balneabilidade devem ser avaliados em ambientes com fins recreacionais com o objetivo de prever e evitar efeitos adversos à saúde humana e à biota aquática. O presente trabalho realizou a avaliação do parâmetro indicador de contaminação fecal, Escherichia coli, para a classificação da balneabilidade em quatro praias na capital do Estado do Tocantins, Palmas. São elas as Praias do: Caju, Prata, Graciosa e das Arnos. Para tal, foram realizadas a detecção e contagens de Escherichia coli pela técnica do substrato cromogênico, de amostras coletas em cinco semanas, entre os anos de 2012 e 2015. As águas apresentaram baixas contagens de Escherichia coli, que permitiram a classificação como muito boa ou excelente balneabilidade, conforme a Resolução CONAMA Nº 274/2000. Dessa forma, o trabalho contribui para assegurar as atividades de lazer com segurança, e construir um banco de dados importante sobre as condições microbiológicas das praias pertencentes ao reservatório.

  17. Patrones de distribución, abundancia y riqueza de especies de la avifauna terrestre de la isla de La Palma (islas Canarias

    Carrascal, L. M.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available We estimate the population size and density, habitat preferences, habitat breadth and probable population trends in the last 25-15 years of the diurnal terrestrial bird species breeding in La Palma island (Canary islands. Data were obtained in a large extensive census program carried out during the 2007 nesting period using line transects that allowed detectability estimations. We also explored patterns of species richness both at inter-habitat and local scale. Local species richness (species per 0.5 km transects showed an important geographical component, increasing from south to north, from west to east, and reaching maximum values at altitudes around 600-1,000 m a.s.l. It was also positively related to vegetation development (specially in the herbaceous and shrub layer, and negatively associated with urbanization and agriculture. Total bird density reached the highest figures in the ‘monteverde’ (laurel and heath forests ca. 650 aves/km2, and in the transition pinewoods-laurel forests (509 aves/km2, while the lowest figures were recorded in high altitude shrublands (153 aves/km2 and recent lava fields (58 aves/km2. The bird species with lower population sizes are Falco [peregrinus] pelegrinoides, Burhinus oedicnemus distinctus, Upupa epops, Carduelis carduelis, Miliaria calandra and Petronia petronia, while the last five species have undergone more negative population trends in the last 15-25 years.

    Se estiman los niveles poblacionales, las densidades ecológicas, los principales patrones de preferencia de hábitat, las posibles tendencias demográficas habidas en los últimos 25 y 15 años, y el estatus de conservación actual de las especies de aves terrestres diurnas reproductoras en la isla de La Palma. Los datos fueron obtenidos durante el periodo reproductor de 2007, utilizando transectos lineales. En total se efectuaron 437 transectos de 0,5 km repartidos por toda la

  18. Comportamento ingestivo de vacas em lactação e de ovinos alimentados com dietas contendo palma forrageira Ingestive behavior of lactating cows and sheep fed diets with spineless cactus

    Safira Valença Bispo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram realizados dois experimentos, o primeiro com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da substituição do feno de capim-elefante por palma forrageira e o segundo para avaliar o efeito da substituição total do milho, e parcial da soja, por palma e ureia sobre o comportamento ingestivo de ovinos e de vacas em lactação, respectivamente. No experimento 1, foram utilizados cinco ovinos machos, não-castrados, sem raça definida, com peso médio de 25,8 kg, distribuídos em quadrado latino 5 x 5. No experimento 2, foram utilizadas 8 vacas em lactação, com produção média inicial de 14 kg leite/dia, distribuídas em dois quadrados latino 4 x 4. A observação dos dados comportamentais foi realizada visualmente, durante 24 horas, em ambos os experimentos. No experimento 1, com a inclusão da palma forrageira, os consumos de matéria seca, o tempo de alimentação e as eficiências de ruminação aumentaram linearmente, ao passo que o tempo de ruminação reduziu, linearmente também; o consumo de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e as eficiências de alimentação apresentaram comportamento quadrático. No experimento 2, a inclusão de palma e ureia não influenciou os consumos de matéria seca e FDN nem os tempos de alimentação e ruminação e as eficiências de alimentação e de ruminação (kgMS/hora, no entanto, a eficiência de ruminação (kg FDN/hora apresentou comportamento quadrático. O tempo de mastigação total e o tempo de ócio não foram influenciados pela inclusão de palma na dieta nos dois experimentos. Recomenda-se para ração de ruminantes com alta proporção de palma forrageira a inclusão de uma fonte de fibra fisicamente efetiva.It was carried out two experiments, the first aiming to assess the effect of substituting elephant grass hay by spineless cactus and the second to evaluate the total replacement of corn and partial replacement of soybean by cactus and urea regarding to the ingestion behavior of sheep and lactating

  19. Correlações do índice de área do cladódio com características morfogênicas e produtivas da palma forrageira

    Karina Mendes Pinheiro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as correlações do índice de área do cladódio com características morfogênicas e produtivas da palma forrageira (Nopalea sp. e Opuntia sp.. Foram avaliados três clones de palma forrageira, em condições de sequeiro: IPA Sertânia, Miúda e Orelha de Elefante Mexicana. Dados morfológicos dos cladódios e da planta, índice de área do cladódio e biomassa acumulada foram obtidos na ocasião da colheita. A relação entre os dados coletados foi avaliada por meio da análise de trilha, após a aplicação da matriz de correlação de Pearson e do teste de multicolinearidade. Foram observadas maiores correlações das características morfogênicas com o rendimento da cultura do que com o índice de área do cladódio, com R2 entre 0,5930 e 0,9502. As variáveis altura x largura e número total de cladódios foram as que melhor explicaram a variação do índice de área do cladódio. O número total de cladódios, o índice de área do cladódio e a morfologia dos cladódios de quarta ordem são as variáveis que melhor explicam a variabilidade do rendimento dos clones de palma forrageira avaliados em ambiente semiárido.

  20. El componente sistemático de la variabilidad de algunos parámetros de producción en palma africana adulta (elaeis guineensis, jacq) en casanare.

    Acevedo A. Néstor; Jaramillo J. Daniel F.

    2011-01-01

    Mediante análisis de tendencia y geoestadísticos fue evaluado el componente determinístico de la variabilidad del peso de racimos de fruta fresca (PR), de la tasa de extracción de aceite (TEA) y de la cantidad de ácidos grasos libres (AGL), en palmas con diferente grado de recuperación de PC en un cultivo ubicado en la región del Bajo Upía, Casanare. Los análisis no detectaron ninguna variabilidad estructural en las propiedades evaluadas por lo que se concluye que las diferencias signif...

  1. Análisis de las últimas investigaciones sobre pudrición del cogollo en palma de aceite (Elaeis guineensis jacq) / Analysis of the last researchs concerning bud rotting in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis jacq)

    Santos Rubio, Álvaro Eduardo

    2010-01-01

    La pudrición de cogollo es una enfermedad compleja que afecta a la mayoría de los materiales de palma de aceite y que puede ser muy severa dependiendo de las características de la zona en que se encuentre. Es responsable de grandes pérdidas de algunas plantaciones. Por muchas décadas el agente causal de la enfermedad fue relacionado con microorganismos como hongos, virus, bacterias, factores climáticos, desordenes fisiológicos y nutricionales, problemas de suelos e insectos. La enfermedad por...

  2. Capacidade de Absorção do Conhecimento e a Comunicação com o Ambiente Externo: Uma Análise em Empresas de Palmas/TO

    Nunes, Suzana Gilioli

    2015-01-01

    O objetivo principal desta pesquisa foi avaliar a capacidade de absorção do conhecimento organizacional, tendo como uma das suas dimensões a comunicação com o ambiente externo. Foi desenvolvida uma pesquisa de caráter quantitativo com cem empresas pertencentes aos setores de comércio e de serviços, localizadas na cidade de Palmas, TO. O questionário aplicado envolveu a utilização de uma escala da capacidade de absorção do conhecimento, desenvolvida por Matusik e Heeley (2005). Os autores aval...

  3. Determinación de las condiciones óptimas para la producción de biodiesel a partir de aceite de Higuerilla (Ricinus Communis) y aceite de Palma Mil Pesos (Oenocarpus Bataua)

    Pérez Muñoz, Natalia; Uribe Morón, Jacqueline

    2008-01-01

    Se desarrolla un diseño de experimentos de tres factores y dos niveles con una sola réplica para la producción de Biodiesel a escala de laboratorio a partir de dos fuentes de triglicéridos: Aceite de Higuerilla (Ricinus Communis) y aceite de Palma mil pesos (Oenocarpus bataua). La producción de Biodiesel se lleva a cabo a partir de la reacción de transesterificación alcalina usando como catalizador hidróxido de sodio con metanol para obtener finalmente el biodiesel y la glicerina como subprod...

  4. Herederos de la modernidad : Reseña a Dante Augusto Palma (2014). El sujeto de derecho del siglo XXI. Ficción, lenguaje performativo e identidades estratégicas de las minorías

    Giacopuzzi, Candela

    2015-01-01

    El libro que aquí se reseña es el resultado de la tesis doctoral en Ciencias Políticas del filósofo y ensayista argentino Dante Palma: El sujeto de derecho del siglo XXI. Ficción, lenguaje performativo e identidades estratégicas de las minorías. El autor parte de la necesidad de problematizar la noción de sujeto de derecho con una carga fuertemente individualista, desde el adentramiento al siglo XXI con cambios categóricos, visibles tanto en el ámbito social, como en el cultural y el instituc...

  5. Evaluacion ambiental de la produccion del cultivo de tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.), bajo condiciones protegidas en Las Palmas Gran Canaria, España, mediante la utilizacion de la metodologia del analisis del ciclo de vida (acv), 2007-2009

    De León Cifuentes, Willian Erik

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo principal de esta tesis doctoral fue realizar una evaluación ambiental, efectuando una comparación de los invernaderos tipo parral y multitúnel y de tres tipos diferentes de sustratos utilizados en la producción de tomate bajo condiciones protegidas en las Palmas Gran Canaria. Para llevar a cabo esta cuantificación se utilizó la metodología del Análisis del Ciclo de Vida (ACV). Esta tesis esta estructurada en capítulos, en el primer capítulo, aparece la introducción, objetivos, el...

  6. Estandarización de la técnica molecular de aflp en palma de aceite tipo dura (elaeis guineensis jacq.) y estudio preliminar de caracterización

    Galeano, Carlos Hernando

    2012-01-01

    La palma de aceite (Elaeis guinnensis Jacq.) desempeña un importante papel en la econo­mía de algunos países tropicales; Colombia ocupa el primer puesto en producción en América Latina y el quinto lugar a nivel mundial. En esta especie el mejo­ramiento genético busca generar materiales con alta producción de aceite y adaptados a las características edafoclimáticas de las diferentes zonas palmeras. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue estandarizar la téc­nica de AFLP (Amplified Fragment-Length...

  7. ANÁLISIS DE LA DIVERSIDAD FENOTÍPICA DE VARIEDADES DE FRIJOL (P. vulgaris L.) UTILIZADAS POR LOS CAMPESINOS EN LA COMUNIDAD "LA PALMA" EN PINAR DEL RÍO

    María E. Viñals; Ortiz, R.; M. Ponce; H. Ríos

    2002-01-01

    Con el objetivo de evaluar la diversidad fenotípica de las variedades de frijol utilizadas por los campesinos en la comunidad de "La Palma" en Pinar del Río, para su posterior uso en el fitomejoramiento participativo, se desarrolló este experimento en las áreas del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA), San José de las Lajas. Para su ejecución se seleccionaron 57 materiales de diversos colores y tamaños de granos, que incluyó materiales procedentes de una comunidad campesina en "La ...

  8. Palma Forrageira (Opuntia Fícus- Indica Mill) como alternativa na alimentação se ruminantes (Forage Palm (Opuntia Fícus- Indica Mill) As Alternative In Ruminant Feeding)

    Cristina Cavalcante Félix da Silva; Luciana Carvalho Santos

    2007-01-01

    ResumoA exploração pecuária na região Nordeste éprejudicada pelas constantes secas eirregularidade das chuvas, causando assim,uma baixa produtividade de seu rebanho.Considerando essa má distribuição dechuvas, é necessária a busca de alimentosalternativos e mais baratos, como a palmaforrageira. A palma forrageira sem espinhonão é nativa do Brasil. No Nordeste do Brasilsão encontrados três tipos distintos depalma: gigante, redonda e miúda. Essaforrageira apresenta alta produção dematéria seca p...

  9. Efectos del D-004, extracto lipídico de los frutos de la Palma Real (Roystonea regia), sobre el granuloma inducido por algodón en ratas y sobre la lipoxigenasa presente en leucocitos polimorfonucleares (PMNs)

    Menéndez, Roberto; Carvajal, Daysi; Mas, Rosa; Pérez, Yohanis; Molina, Vivian; Arruzazabala, María de Lourdes; González, Rosa María

    2006-01-01

    El D-004 es un extracto lipídico del fruto de la palma real (Roystonea regia, Arecaceae), en el cual los ácidos oleico, laurico y palmítico son los principales componentes. La administración oral inhibe significativamente la hiperplasia prostática inducida por testosterona en roedores. El objetivo del presente trabajo consistió en investigar los efectos anti-inflamatorios inducidos por el tratamiento oral con D-004 en el modelo de granuloma por algodón y sus efectos in vitro sobre la activida...

  10. Caracterización y cuantificación de la contaminación producida por hidrocarburos en el entorno de las centrales térmicas de la provincia de Las Palmas 

    Rodríguez Sosa, Víctor Manuel

    2002-01-01

    [ES] En el entorno de las centrales térmicas de Las Palmas (Barranco de Tirajana, Jinámar- Gran Canaria-, Punta Grande -Lanzarote- y Las Salinas -Fuerteventura-) se produce frecuentemente contaminación por hidrocarburos debido a vertidos ocasionales de las propias centrales y de los entornos habitados. Los vertidos que se producen en la zona son de carácter heterogéneo, por lo que sería conveniente estudiar el tipo de compuestos orgánicos existentes (Hidrocarburos aromáticos policíclicos y PC...