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  1. MOTORES DE COMBUSTIÓN INTERNA (MCI OPERANDO CON MEZCLAS DE ETANOL GASOLINA: REVISIÓN

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    Alexander García Mariaca

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una revisión bibliográfica acerca del uso de etanol como combustible en motores de combustión interna de encendido provocado (MCI-EP. Este empieza por una breve descripción de las diversas formas de producción y principales productores en el mundo de etanol, para posteriormente profundizar en el desempeño, combustión y las emisiones en MCIEP al operar con diferentes mezclas de etanol y gasolina convencional. Los resultados obtenidos por los diferentes autores de los parámetros de desempeño, combustión y emisiones, como potencia, torque, presión media efectiva al freno (BME, eficiencia térmica, tasa de liberación de calor, eficiencia de combustión, presión en la cámara de combustión y emisiones reguladas (NOx, THC, CO, CO2 y MP, muestran que el etanol es un excelente comburente para utilizarse en mezcla con gasolina, especialmente en relaciones superiores al 20 % en volumen (E20; debido a que se produce un mejor proceso de combustión causado por el aumento en la cantidad de oxígeno, y se logran así mejoras en los parámetros de desempeño y emisiones del MCI, tales como incrementos en la potencia y la eficiencia térmica y disminución de las emisiones de CO y THC. Sin embargo, se generan aumentos en algunas emisiones contaminantes, como el CO2 y los NOx causados por el exceso de oxígeno en la combustión y el incremento de la temperatura de los gases de escape.

  2. Producción de etanol absoluto por destilación extractiva combinada con efecto salino

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    CÉSAR VÁSQUEZ

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados sobre la destilación extractiva de mezclas etanol-agua con polialcohol PAW y las sales CaCl2 y KCOOCH3 disueltas en él, utilizando una relación volumétrica 1:1 de etanol–agua a polialcohol y una concentración de 0.1 g/mL de sal en el polialcohol. Se encontró que el polialcohol PAW modificó el comportamiento azeotrópico de la mezcla etanol–agua según el tipo de sal usada y que presenta ventajas respecto a otros agentes de separación anteriormente reportados, desde el punto de vista de manipulación, costos y grado de modificación del azeótropo agua-etanol. Se propone un proceso industrial de destilación extractiva con sales disueltas en polialcohol PAW, que podría competir con los métodos tradicionales para producir etanol absoluto; el cual modificaría las volatilidades relativas de la mezcla, mejorando la eficiencia de separación, disminuyendo el consumo de energía, tamaño y costo de equipos, evitando problemas de corrosión y manejo de sólidos frecuentes en otros procesos.

  3. ESTUDIO EXPERIMENTAL PRELIMINAR DE LA DESHIDRATACIÓN DEL ETANOL CON CLORURO DE SODIO EN UN EQUIPO DE DESTILACIÓN DISCONTINUA CON COLUMNA EMPACADA DE ACERO INOXIDABLE

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    Otiniano Cáceres, Manuel Eduardo; Departamento de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química UNMSM; Romero y Otiniano, P.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, UNMSM.; Guerrero, M.; Departamento de Química Orgánica,Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química,Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos,Lima,Perú.; Linares, T.; Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, UNMSM.; Salas, G.; Departamento de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química UNMSM; Lombira, J.; Departamento de Operaciones Unitarias, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química UNMSM; Helfer, H.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, UNMSM.; Cárdenas, J.; Departamento de Análisis y Diseño de Procesos, Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

    2015-01-01

    Se presentan los resultados preliminares de los ensayos experimentales realizados para la obtención del etanol anhidro utilizando destilación discontinua extractiva con una sal disuelta como el cloruro de sodio. Para los ensayos se utilizaron una planta piloto de destilación discontinua de acero inoxidable que cuenta con un sistema de adquisición de datos.  Los resultados muestran que no se alcanza la composición del azeótropo que es de 95.6 % en peso de etanol.

  4. Crecimiento de mohos visible en panqué envasado con etanol

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    Marta Álvarez; Silvia Falco; Ada Castillo; Margarita Núñez de Villavicencio; Gwendolyne Hernández

    2010-01-01

    Se determinó cómo la aplicación de 1 % v/m de etanol al panqué en el momento del envase aumentó el tiempo de rechazo por aparición de mohos visibles. Se confeccionaron a escala de laboratorio tres lotes de panqués sin conservantes e igual cantidad con la adición en la fórmula de una mezcla de 0,15 % de propionato de calcio y 0,07 % de sorbato de potasio. Las muestras se envasaron en bolsas de polipropileno, se embalaron en cajas de cartón corrugado y se almacenaron a temperatura ambiental. Lo...

  5. Crecimiento de mohos visible en panqué envasado con etanol

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    Marta Álvarez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó cómo la aplicación de 1 % v/m de etanol al panqué en el momento del envase aumentó el tiempo de rechazo por aparición de mohos visibles. Se confeccionaron a escala de laboratorio tres lotes de panqués sin conservantes e igual cantidad con la adición en la fórmula de una mezcla de 0,15 % de propionato de calcio y 0,07 % de sorbato de potasio. Las muestras se envasaron en bolsas de polipropileno, se embalaron en cajas de cartón corrugado y se almacenaron a temperatura ambiental. Los panqués se caracterizaron respecto a humedad, pH, conteo de hongos filamentosos y levaduras viables, conteo total de microorganismos mesófilos viables, microorganismos coliformes totales y se evaluaron sensorialmente para determinar su aceptación o rechazo. Las muestras además se inspeccionaron visualmente por sobre el envase para detectar la aparición de mohos visibles. El rechazo de los lotes por aparición de mohos visibles en los panqués con alcohol y sin la mezcla de conservantes ocurrió a los 103 días, pero en los que la contenían no se determinó porque durante el tiempo de la experiencia (365 días no existió la suficiente cantidad de unidades contaminadas como para rechazar los lotes. En los panqués con conservantes y alcohol la muerte del producto ocurrió por deterioro sensorial a los 141 días. El rechazo sensorial de los panqués sin conservantes ocurrió a los 150 días.

  6. Crecimiento de mohos visible en panqué envasado con etanol

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    Marta Álvarez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó cómo la aplicación de 1 % v/m de etanol al panqué en el momento del envase aumentó el tiempo de rechazo por aparición de mohos visibles. Se confeccionaron a escala de laboratorio tres lotes de panqués sin conservantes e igual cantidad con la adición en la fórmula de una mezcla de 0,15 % de propionato de calcio y 0,07 % de sorbato de potasio. Las muestras se envasaron en bolsas de polipropileno, se embalaron en cajas de cartón corrugado y se almacenaron a temperatura ambiental. Los panqués se caracterizaron respecto a humedad, pH, conteo de hongos filamentosos y levaduras viables, conteo total de microorganismos mesófilos viables, microorganismos coliformes totales y se evaluaron sensorialmente para determinar su aceptación o rechazo. Las muestras además se inspeccionaron visualmente por sobre el envase para detectar la aparición de mohos visibles. El rechazo de los lotes por aparición de mohos visibles en los panqués con alcohol y sin la mezcla de conservantes ocurrió a los 103 días, pero en los que la contenían no se determinó porque durante el tiempo de la experiencia (365 días no existió la suficiente cantidad de unidades contaminadas como para rechazar los lotes. En los panqués con conservantes y alcohol la muerte del producto ocurrió por deterioro sensorial a los 141 días. El rechazo sensorial de los panqués sin conservantes ocurrió a los 150 días.

  7. Obtención de etanol anhidro a partir de un proceso de destilación con adición de electrolitos

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    López Jiménez, Jimmy Andrés; Lozada Salgado, Herlendy

    2005-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se estudió la posibilidad de obtener etanol anhidro a partir de un proceso de destilación con adición de electrolitos. Para el desarrollo de éste, se contaron con software de programación y simulación como el MATLAB y Aspen Plus, respectivamente, que sirvieron de base para la parte experimental. El software MATLAB sirvió de apoyo para determinar el equilibrio líquido-vapor del sistema etanol-agua-sal, para la posterior elección del electrolito que desplace de mejor mane...

  8. Revisión y estado del arte de la corrosividad del etanol y sus mezclas con gasolina

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    Berlanga, C.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Ethanol is currently an important source of renewable combustible for the automotive sector. It is known that traditional fuels such as gasoline have not caused corrosion problems due mainly to low miscibility with water. On the other hand, the alcohol based biofuels can contain a considerable amount of water, and in addition, partial oxidation of their components might be produced by exposition to the atmosphere, and this may lead to corrosion and subsequent failure of any metallic component in contact with the ethanol-gasoline blends. In consequence, all the industrial sectors related to this fuel, producing companies, logistics, dispensers and manufacturers of vehicles might be affected by this problem. This makes this topic very interesting, both from a scientific and an industrial point of view. This paper systematically reviews all aspects related to the corrosive behaviour of ethanol and ethanol-gasoline blends, with the aim of assessing the current state-of the-art as well as serving as a guide for further works that take the study of this subject matter.

    Actualmente, el etanol se presenta como una fuente importante de combustible renovable para el sector de la automoción. Se sabe que los carburantes tradicionales, como la gasolina, no han causado problemas de corrosión, debido principalmente a su baja miscibilidad en el agua. En cambio, los biocarburantes en base alcohol pueden contener una considerable cantidad de agua y, además, se puede producir la oxidación parcial de sus componentes por su exposición a la atmósfera. Estas reacciones pueden ocasionar corrosión y posterior fallo, de cualquier componente metálico en contacto con las mezclas etanol-gasolina. En consecuencia, todos los sectores relacionados con la industria que emplean este combustible, empresas productoras, logística, dispensadores y fabricantes de vehículos, pueden estar afectados por esta problemática. Esto hace que este tema sea muy interesante

  9. Etanol celulósico: una alternativa energética sustentable sin competencia con los alimentos

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    2009-01-01

    Se muestran los avances logrados para la obtención de glucosa y xilosa como sustrato para la producción de etanol a partir de bagazo de caña. La etapa de pretratamiento del bagazo de caña se obtuvo por hidrólisis alcalina a partir de NaOH al 3 %, en 3 ciclos con remoción del 80 % de la celulosa. Se determinó que el bagazo podía ser pretratado en forma molida o integral sin diferencias significativas en la remoción. El tamaño del hidromódulo se consideró factible en 1:10 (peso de bagazo: peso ...

  10. Efecto de diámetro de esfera y densidad celular en la producción de etanol con levadura inmovilizada en alginato

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    Martha V. Jiménez

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Effect of pellet diameter and cell density on ethanol production with alginate immobilized yeast Título corto: Producción de etanol con levadura inmovilizada ResumenLas células inmovilizadas tienen aplicación potencial en la producción de biocombustibles posibilitando la reutilización de biomasa, el empleo de diversas configuraciones de reactores y sistemas de cultivo, el manejo de altas densidades celulares alcanzando altas productividades volumétricas, y la simplificación de operaciones de procesamiento de salida. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar la influencia del diámetro de las perlas y la densidad celular en la producción de etanol con Saccharomyces uvarum inmovilizada en alginato al 2% (p/v. Para ello se evaluaron tres diámetros de perlas de 2, 2,5 y 3 mm. Las células inmovilizadas fueron cultivadas en medio con 12% (p/v de glucosa en biorreactores de columna sin agitación a 28 ºC, y se operaron cuatro lotes consecutivos de 48 horas cada uno. En cada lote se cuantificó el consumo de glucosa y se determinó la cantidad de etanol producido. Los rendimientos máximos de etanol para las esferas de 2, 2,5 y 3 mm de diámetro fueron 81, 83 y 97% del rendimiento teórico. La máxima productividad volumétrica de etanol fue 1,2 g/L-1/h-1 con un consumo de glucosa de 99,8% al término del lote, correspondiente a las columnas con perlas de 3 mm y con una producción de 0,017 g de etanol por esfera. La producción de etanol acumulada en cada sistema fue 178, 189 y 200 g/L-1 para 2, 2,5 y 3 mm respectivamente, encontrándose una relación directa con el diámetro de perla e inversa respecto a la densidad celular. Los rendimientos de etanol obtenidos son superiores a los reportados para la misma especie. Palabras clave: inmovilización, alginato, Saccharomyces uvarum, etanol, lote repetido.AbstractImmobilized cells have a potential use in biofuel production. They also allow re-using biomass, using diverse reactor

  11. PSICOFÍSICA COMPARADA: EFECTOS DE LA PÉRDIDA DE INCENTIVOS EN RATAS NORMALES E INYECTADAS CON ETANOL

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    SANTIAGO PELLEGRINI

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Un problema de la Psicofísica particularmente relevante para el estudio de procesos de condicionamiento es el de la re lación entre las propiedades de refuerzo y físicas de los es tímulos. Papi ni y Pellegrini (2006 observaron que el nivel de res puestas de consumo en ratas expuestas a una disminución sor presiva en la con centración de soluciones azucaradas resulta si milar, si la razón de cambio de las soluciones (concentración post-cambio / pre-cambio es la misma. Por ejemplo, una dismi nución de 32 a 4% y una de 16 a 2% produjeron niveles de consumo similares. Estos resultados son acordes a la Ley de Weber y podrían implicar el desarrollo de procesos emocionales; algo que se ha establecido mediante el estudio de drogas ansiolíticas. En situaciones experimentales análogas en las que se estudió el efecto de contraste negativo de incentivo (con una dis minución de 32 a 4% se demostró que la administración de etanol en el segundo ensayo post-cambio produce una recuperación más rápida de las respuestas deprimidas debido a una disminución del refuerzo (Becker & Flaherty, 1982, en com paración con controles que recibieron salina. En el presente trabajo se informa un experimento que involucró ocho grupos de ratas y que buscó replicar ambos fenómenos así como estudiar sus posibles interacciones. Se hallaron resultados compatibles con los datos previos, pero no se pudo concluir si el etanol afecta de manera determinante los niveles de respuesta proporcionales observados durante disminuciones de incentivo. Los resultados se discuten en términos de su implicancia para el estudio de la Psicofísica Comparada.

  12. Simulación en Matlab, Scilab y GNU Octave del reformado de etanol con vapor de agua para producir hidrógeno en un microrreactor

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    Barroso Rodríguez, Pablo

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo se realizará una simulación en MATLAB, SCILAB (sólo una de las dos pàrtes) y GNU OCTAVE del reformado de etanol con vapor de agua para producir hidrógeno en un microrreactor de sección reactangular con una serie de microcanales con catalizador en su superficie de Paladio y de determinada longitud. En dos microcanales contigüos pasarán una corriente de gases reactivos por uno de ellos y gases de combustión por otro. Los gases reactivos serán vapores de agua y eta...

  13. Etanol celulósico: una alternativa energética sustentable sin competencia con los alimentos

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    Georgina Michelena

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se muestran los avances logrados para la obtención de glucosa y xilosa como sustrato para la producción de etanol a partir de bagazo de caña. La etapa de pretratamiento del bagazo de caña se obtuvo por hidrólisis alcalina a partir de NaOH al 3 %, en 3 ciclos con remoción del 80 % de la celulosa. Se determinó que el bagazo podía ser pretratado en forma molida o integral sin diferencias significativas en la remoción. El tamaño del hidromódulo se consideró factible en 1:10 (peso de bagazo: peso de la NaOH 3%. El bagazo pretratado fue caracterizado en cuanto al contenido de celulosa, hemicelulosa y lignina. Se determinaron las características cinéticas de la hidrólisis enzimática, definiéndose la concentración de enzima y la temperatura del proceso en la cinética enzimática. Se definió dosis de 1/90 concentración de enzima y temperatura de 30 oC para un proceso de 16 horas. Se trabajó en dos ciclos de reuso de la enzima y se obtuvo un rendimiento de 0.83 l de enzima (1:90/kg de bagazo.

  14. Modificación de un motor de baja cilindrada para mejorar la eficiencia con el empleo de etanol utilizado en la Shell Eco-Marathon

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    2016-01-01

    [ES] En este proyecto se realizara un estudio y modificación de un motor de baja cilindrada para mejorar la eficiencia con el empleo de etanol para la competición Shell Eco-Marathon, en el cual pretendemos consumir la menor cantidad de combustible ya que en esta competición se mide el grado de eficiencia energética alcanzado. El proyecto se concreta en reducir el consumo de combustible de un motor térmico de cuatro tiempos. Bocanegra Sánchez, D. (2016). Modificación de un motor de baja ...

  15. Analysis of physicochemical properties of Mexican gasoline and diesel reformulated with ethanol; Analisis de las propiedades fisicoquimicas de gasolina y diesel mexicanos reformulados con etanol

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    Castillo-Hernandez, Patricia; Mendoza-Dominguez, Alberto; Caballero-Mata, Porfirio [Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Mexico)]. E-mails: pcastillohdz@gmail.com; mendoza.alberto@itesm.mx; pcaballe@itesm.mx

    2012-07-15

    High energy prices, environmental issues and increasing importation of fossil fuels has provoked, in some countries, a reorientation of resources towards the development of biofuels that can partially substitute the consumption of fossil fuels. Ethanol is one of the biofuels more commonly used in the world; in the United States, Brazil and Australia gasoline blends that reach up to 85% Ethanol are commercialized. This work presents the results of a physicochemical characterization of commercial Mexican gasoline (Magna and Premium) and diesel blends with 10% vol. and 15% vol. anhydrous Ethanol. The analytical testing included: Research Octane Number, Motor Octane Number, Cetane Number, Reid Vapor Pressure, Distillation Curve and Heating Value. The stability of the blends was also evaluated. The theoretical emissions of CO{sub 2} were calculated based on the results of the physicochemical characterization. The ethanol-gasoline blends increased their Octane Number with respect to the commercial gasoline, while conserving an appropriate Distillation Index. The Cetane Number of the ethanol-diesel blends showed a substantial decrease, while the heating value of gasoline and diesel blends was negatively affected by the addition of ethanol. Nevertheless, taking into account the credits by the use of a renewable fuel, the use of the reformulated gasoline blends would imply a maximum theoretical reduction of 7.5% in CO{sub 2} emissions whereas in the case of ethanol-diesel blends it would represent a 9.2% decrease. [Spanish] Los altos precios de los energeticos, la problematica ambiental y las importaciones de combustibles continuamente a la alza, han ocasionado que algunos paises redirijan sus esfuerzos al desarrollo de biocombustibles con la finalidad de sustituir parcialmente a los combustibles fosiles. El Etanol es uno de los biocombustibles mas usados; Estados Unidos, Brasil y Australia comercializan gasolina con Etanol con una concentracion de hasta 85% en volumen. El

  16. Deshidratación de etanol con materiales adsorbentes de origen amiláceo y celulósico

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    Quintero Suárez, Julián Andrés

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se evaluaron el almidón de bore, de maíz y de yuca, y el bagazo de caña como potenciales adsorbentes para el proceso de deshidratación de etanol debido a su conocida afinidad hacia el agua y a su bajo costo de obtención, principalmente el del bagazo de caña, el cual es catalogado como un residuo agroindustrial y aunque en la actualidad es usado como material combustible dicha disposición será prohibida en poco tiempo como resultado del fortalecimiento de las leyes ambientales....

  17. Efectos conductuales y modulación de la síntesis de monoaminas y de la vía de quinasas mitogénicas en cerebro de rata tras tratamientos con cannabinoides y etanol

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    Moranta Mesquida, David

    2005-01-01

    A pesar de que el uso del cannabis y el alcohol como sustancias psicoactivas es muy antiguo y que su uso como drogas recreacionales está muy extendido, los mecanismos a través de los cuales producen sus efectos psicoactivos se han empezado a conocer hace relativamente poco tiempo. En la presente tesis se estudia como afectan distintos tratamientos sistémicos, tanto con etanol como con distintos compuestos cannabinoides, simultáneamente sobre la síntesis de las distintas monoaminas en diferent...

  18. Uso de granos secos con solubles (DDGS) provenientes de la destilería del maíz en suplementos para vacas lactantes en pastoreo de Estrella Africana (Cynodon nlemfluensis)

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    Macaya-Quirós, Sofía; Rojas-Bourrillón, Augusto

    2009-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio con granos secos con solubles (DDGS), provenientes de la destilería del maíz, para evaluar el efecto de diferentes niveles de inclusión de este ingrediente en la dieta de vacas lecheras pastoreando Estrella Africana, sobre la producción y composición de la leche. Se escogió 36 vacas Holstein y fueron aleatorizadas en los siguientes tratamientos: 0, 22, 32 y 42% de inclusión de DDGS en el alimento balanceado. La mayor producción diaria de leche corregida al 4% de grasa y ...

  19. PSICOFÍSICA COMPARADA: EFECTOS DE LA PÉRDIDA DE INCENTIVOS EN RATAS NORMALES E INYECTADAS CON ETANOL

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    SANTIAGO PELLEGRINI; LUCAS CUENYA; ALBA ELISABETH MUSTACA; GISELLE VANESA KAMENETZKY

    2009-01-01

    Un problema de la Psicofísica particularmente relevante para el estudio de procesos de condicionamiento es el de la re lación entre las propiedades de refuerzo y físicas de los es tímulos. Papi ni y Pellegrini (2006) observaron que el nivel de res puestas de consumo en ratas expuestas a una disminución sor presiva en la con centración de soluciones azucaradas resulta si milar, si la razón de cambio de las soluciones (concentración post-cambio / pre-cambio) es la misma. Por ejemplo, una dismi ...

  20. Levaduras autóctonas con capacidad fermentativa en la producción de etanol a partir de pulpa de excedentes de plátano Musa (AAB Simmonds en el departamento de Córdoba, Colombia

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    Luis Oviedo Zumaqué

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Autoctonous yeasts having fermentation ability in producing ethanol from Musa (AAB Simmonds plantain surplus pulp in the Córdoba department of Colombia Resumen: Se evaluó la capacidad fermentativa de levaduras nativas de la zona costanera del departamento de Córdoba, Colombia, para la obtención de etanol a partir de la pulpa de excedentes de plátano Musa (AAB Simmonds, con el objetivo de encontrar cepas eficientes. Los microorganismos utilizados correspondieron a las especies: Kloeckera sp, Candida guillliermondii 14AD, Candida albicans y Candida guillliermondii 13AD (nativas, y una cepa comercial de referencia, Saccharomyces cerevisiae T73. La fermentación se realizó a diferentes concentraciones de sustrato, siendo la concentración del 40% la mejor; se evaluó la producción de etanol mediante el método colorimétrico del dicromato de potasio utilizando un equipo espectrofotómetro Lambda 11. Se observó que la levadura Candida guilliermondii 14AD nativa fue la más eficiente con una producción promedio de 3,45% v/v de etanol a las 72 horas de fermentación; no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas con la producción de etanol a partir de la cepa de referencia, la cual produjo 3,59% v/v. Estos resultados sugieren la existencia de levaduras nativas con capacidad para ser utilizadas en la obtención de etanol a partir de material residuo de plátano.Palabras clave: etanol; fermentación; levaduras; método del dicromato de potasio. Abstract: Native yeasts’ (Cordoba, Colombia fermentation ability for producing ethanol from plantain (Musa AAB Simmonds surplus pulp was evaluated; the object was to find efficient yeasts. The microorganisms used here came from the Kloeckera sp, Candida guillliermondii (14AD, Candida albicans and Candida guilllier-mondii 13AD strains (native and Saccharomyces cerevisiae T73 (a commercial reference yeast. Fermentation was carried out on different substrate concentrations, the 40

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

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    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

  2. Estudio de las etapas de fermentación y destilación con membranas acopladas para la producción de etanol en continuo utilizando experimentación y simulación

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    Chamorro Morales, Elizabeth; Sánchez Tuirán, Eduardo Luis; Muvdi Nova, Carlos Jesús

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    Artículo de Reflexión La producción de biocombustibles durante la última década ha incrementado por la búsqueda de fuentes energéticas amigables con el medio ambiente. El etanol es el biocombustible de mayor producción a nivel mundial; sin embargo, las técnicas de obtención y los efectos de inhibición por producto durante la fermentación alcohólica hacen que sea poco rentable en comparación con la producción de combustibles fósiles. Por medio de esta investigación se estudiaron las etapas ...

  3. Evaluación del pretratamiento con ácido sulfúrico diluido del pasto maralfalfa (Pennisetum glaucum x Pennisetum purpureum para la producción de etanol

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    Lady Mateus

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Título en ingles: Dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment of goliath grass (Pennisetum glaucum x Pennisetum purpureum for ethanol cellulosic Resumen : Evaluar la producción de etanol a partir de cultivos lignocelulósicos, específicamente pastos de rápido crecimiento en la región, constituye una alternativa a la demanda de biocombustibles. En la presente investigación se seleccionó el pasto Maralfalfa (Pennisetum  glaucum x Pennisetum  purpureum utilizando el pretratamiento con ácido sulfúrico diluido a diferentes temperaturas (110, 130, 150, 170 y 190 °C y concentraciones de ácido (0.8, 1.2 y 2.0% (p/p, seguido de un proceso de hidrólisis enzimática utilizando celulasas y celobiosas comerciales y un proceso de hidrólisis y fermentación simultanea. La máxima producción de etanol obtenido fue 117 mg etanol/ g biomasa pretratada a 190 °C y 1,2 %(p/p de ácido sulfúrico. El líquido hidrolizado fue caracterizado calculando el porcentaje de glucosa, xilosa y lignina solubilizadas y degradadas durante el pretratamiento. Palabras clave: etanol lignocelulósico; celulosa; hemicelulosa. Abstract: The goliath grass (Pennisetum  glaucum x Pennisetum  purpureum was pretreated with different sulfuric acid concentrations (0.8, 1.2 y 2.0% (w/w from low to high temperatures (110, 130, 150, 170 y 190 °C followed by enzymatic hydrolysis and SSF of remaining solids. The maximum yield was 117 mg of ethanol/g biomass to 190 °C and 1.2 % (w/w of sulfuric acid. Key words: lignocellulosic ethanol; hemicelluloses; cellulose.

  4. Metabolismo do etanol

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    Vieira, Joana Margarida Fernandes

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    Projeto de Pós-Graduação/Dissertação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ciências Farmacêuticas De todas as drogas de abuso, o etanol é uma das drogas mais acessíveis e com maior taxa de consumo abusivo por parte dos Portugueses, sendo talvez uma das drogas mais antigas utilizadas pela espécie humana, os efeitos do seu consumo excessivo são conhecidos desde a Antiguidade. O álcool ou etanol é uma droga legalizada e come...

  5. Competitividade territorial do etanol

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    Guido Junior, José Rubens [UNESP

    2010-01-01

    Este estudo, faz uma análise da competitividade territorial do etanol paulista. A partir de um referencial teórico, procurou-se entender a relação entre competitividade e território, ao considerar que o poder de competir das empresas está atrelado aos elementos presentes no local que estão inseridas, através de seus recursos, organizações, instituições e normas vigentes. O etanol produzido em São Paulo, foi o alvo de estudo que proporcionou estabelecer a ligação entre o fortalecimento competi...

  6. Producción de hidrógeno a partir de etanol y purificación con un catalizador de Au/TiO2

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    Moreno Porras, Nuria

    2011-01-01

    Uno de los principales objetivos de la ciencia y la ingeniería es el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías para la obtención de energía de forma limpia y eficiente, es en ese sentido que el desarrollo de celdas de combustible ha cobrado un gran valor en los últimos años, ya que provocan un mínimo impacto sobre el ambiente debido a su alta eficiencia y su baja emisión de contaminantes. El etanol, materia prima en el presente proyecto, es una de las sustancias más atractivas para ser ...

  7. Ethanol reformation combined with CO{sub 2} absorption for the production of hydrogen; Reformacion de etanol combinada con absorcion de CO{sub 2} para produccion de hidrogeno

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    Beltran-Pina, B.B.; Delgado-Vigil, M.D.; Salinas-Gutierrez, J.M.; Lopez-Ortiz, A.; Collins-Martinez, V. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados S. C, Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico)]. E-mail: bogdan.beltran@cimav.edu.mx

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    This work studied the ethanol reforming reaction combined with carbonatation of a metallic oxide to produce hydrogen with CO{sub 2} capture in one single step. A catalyst mixture was used composed of 10 %wt Ni/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} with a CO{sub 2} absorbent material such as calcined dolomite (CaO*MgO) and sodium zirconate (Na{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}). The materials synthesized were characterized with x-ray diffraction (XRD), sweep electron microscopy (SEM) and surface area (BET isotherma). A catalyst with a very dispersed active phase and surface area of 170 m{sup 2}/gr was obtained. The evaluation of the ethanol steam reforming reaction was conducted considering a transient system and a stainless steel fixed-bed reactor where catalyst mixtures and CO{sub 2} absorbents were introduced. The reaction was carried out at a temperature of 600 degrees Celsius, with a water/alcohol ratio of 6:1. The quantification of the gases produced during the reaction (H{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, CO and CH{sub 4}) was performed with gas chromatography. An increase was observed in the hydrogen selectivity when adding absorbent to the catalytic bed from 85% to 98% with dolomite and 97% with sodium zirconate. In addition, a considerable decrease was observed in the selectivity to by-products such as CH{sub 4} and CO{sub 2}. The amount of carbon deposited on the surface of the materials was determined. This increase in the production of hydrogen is attributable to a shift in the thermal dynamic equilibrium of the reforming reaction, according to the Chatelier's principle. [Spanish] Se ha estudiado la reaccion de reformacion de etanol combinada con la carbonatacion de un oxido metalico para la produccion de hidrogeno con captura de CO{sub 2} en un solo paso. Se utilizo una mezcla de un catalizador compuesto de 10 %wt Ni/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} con un material absorbente de CO{sub 2}, tal como: CaO*MgO (dolomita calcinada) y Na{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} (zirconato de sodio). Los materiales sintetizados fueron

  8. para celdas de combustible de etanol

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    CARLOS MONSALVE GIL

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se elaboraron dos membranas nanocompuestas de Nafion®- TiO2 con 2 y 4% del cerámico por el método del “recasting”. El análisis de composición del microscopio de barrido electrónico (SEMEDS mostró una estructura de dos capas, una enriquecida en cerámico y otra con menos cantidad, pero con dispersión uniforme. Se midió la velocidad de permeación de etanol y la absorción de solventes en estas membranas a diferentes temperaturas y concentraciones y los resultados fueron comparados con los obtenidos para la membrana de Nafion® sin modificar. Los resultados experimentales mostraron un incremento de la permeación y de la absorción de solvente con la concentración de etanol y la temperatura. La absorción de agua también mostró un incremento en las membranas compuestas lo cual puede permitir operar a mayores temperaturas y menores humedades relativas y aumentar el desempeño de la celda de combustible.

  9. Uso de etanol carburado en motores Diesel

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    Rodríguez Luis Arnoby

    1990-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se ejecutó en el Taller de Maquinaria Agrícola de la Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Seccional Palmira. Un motor diesel de 2 cilindros, 1260 cm3 y relación de comprensión 23:1, fue alimentado mediante un sistema dual formado por el sistema de inyección para ACPM y un sistema de carburación para etanol y mezclas etanol-agua. En primer término se varió el avance de la inyección entre 18 y 26° APMS(Antes de Punto Muerto Superior con el fin de determinar el avance óptimo de inyección en el motor original y el motor alimentado con el sistema dual. Con base en el punto de máxima potencia, se seleccionaron 20 y 22" como avances óptimos. En la segunda prueba, al operar el motor con carga y velocidad variables y alimentarlo con cuatro combustibles (ACPM, etanol y mezclas etanol- agua con 20 y 40 % agua, se incrementaron la velocidad en 10% la potencia máxima en 6.5% ; y el torque máximo en 3.73%, desde el motor original al sistema dual alimentado con la mezcla carburada de 40% agua. La mayor sustitución de combustible se presentó a alta velocidad donde se reemplazó hasta el 32 % de ACPM por etanol. Solo a alta velocidad se justifica la sobrealimentación con etanol carburado. En este rango se presentaron aumentos de potencia, velocidad, par torsor y sustitución de combustible.This work was performed in the Agricultural Mechanics Shop of the Universidad Nacional of Colombia in Palmira. A two-cylinder, 1260 cm3 diesel engine with a compression ratio of 23:1 was fueled by a dual system formed by its injection system for diesel oil and a carburation system for ethanol and ethanol-water blends. In a first test, m e injection advance was varied between 18 and 26 o BTDC (Before Top Dead Center to determine the optimum injection advance in the original engine and the engine fueled with the dual system. According to the maximum power point, 20 and 22° BTDC were selected as the optimum

  10. The Africana world

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    diaspora in order for the unity and renaissance dreamed of to become a reality. The chapters in Africana World: From Fragmentation to Unity and Renaissance address colonial and postcolonial African realities with a view to present a holistic and transcontinental appraisal of questions, issues...... engagements with Africa's rich cultural heritage, its lingering contemporary challenges, its multifaceted systems of knowledge and its future in the exciting context of the twenty-first century. Africana World: From Fragmentation to Unity and Renaissance is put together in order to help develop the study...... and challenges that confront the continent. Contributors are drawn from different parts of the world - Africa, Europe and the Americas - and it is this eclectic range of scholarly views that lends a rich historicity to the meaning of Africanity. The book contains multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary...

  11. Origen étnico y estructura genética de tres poblaciones colombianas con ascendencia africana: estudio combinado de microsatélites y marcadores bialélicos del cromosoma Y

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    Keyeux B. Genoveva

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la genotipificación de cinco marcadores bialélicos (YAP, PoliA, PN3, DYS257 y DYS271 y tres microsatélites (DYS19, YCAIIa/b y DYS413a/b del cromosoma Y en las tres poblaciones afrocolombianas de Palenque de San Basilio, Quibdó y Providencia, se establecieron relaciones genéticas patrilineales entre las mismas y con poblaciones africanas en las que se han estudiado los mismos marcadores genéticos. Se utilizó la técnica de la PCR para amplificar todos los loci mencionados en un total de 58 individuos; para YAP y los microsatélites se obtuvo el estado alélico por diferencias en el tamaño del fragmento amplificado, y para los otros marcadores se utilizaron enzimas de restricción específicas para cada caso y se observaron diferencias en el patrón de bandas generadas. Se realizaron análisis de varianza molecular teniendo en cuenta los datos obtenidos en este estudio y otros reportados en la literatura en los que se incluyen poblaciones africanas y afroamericanas. También se hicieron diagramas de agrupación a partir de diferentes distancias genéticas. Se observó una mayor estructuración poblacional para los marcadores bialélicos que para los microsatelitales, aunque también se observaron diferencias marcadas para cada uno de los dos tipos de marcadores al comparar los resultados obtenidos para las poblaciones afrocolombianas con los reportados en diferentes estudios. La población de Providencia se diferencia claramente de las de Quibdó y Palenque para los marcadores bialélicos, y se asemeja más a grupos caucásicos, en los que predominan los haplotipos YAP-. Esta composición genética se asemeja a la que se ha encontrado en poblaciones afrouruguayas. La cercanía de la población de Providencia a grupos caucásicos puede deberse a un proceso de mezcla por vía paterna con poblaciones inglesas, lo que se vería reflejado en el idioma que se habla en la isla, la predominancia de apellidos ingleses y la composici

  12. PREDICCION DE PROPIEDADES DE MEZCLAS GASOLINA-ETANOL MEDIANTE ESPECTROSCOPIA DE INFRARROJO

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    Felipe Sánchez-Minero; Edgar Ramirez-Jimenez; Guadalupe Silva-Oliver; Berenice Hernandez-Castillejos

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    El efecto del etanol en la reformulación de una gasolina fue estudiado mediante espectroscopia de infrarrojo (IR). Para ello, se prepararon seis mezclas gasolina-etanol con diferente contenido de alcohol (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 y 100% volumen). Los espectros IR de estas mezclas fueron obtenidos en la región de 4000 a 850 cm -1. A continuación, se determinó un factor característico del etanol (F CO), el cual relaciona el área bajo la curva de la banda a 1050 cm-1 y el área bajo la curva total del e...

  13. Catalizadores anódicos basados en platino para celdas de combustible de etanol. / Pt - based anode catalysts for direct etanol fuel cells.

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    2007-01-01

    Se estudió el comportamiento electro catalítico de platino puro y aleaciones basadas en él con Ru, Sn, Ir y Os soportados en carbón para la electro oxidación de etanol con el propósito de desarrollar catalizadores anódicos para celdas de combustible directas de etanol. Adicionalmente, se construyeron electrodos porosos y ensambles electrodo-membrana para celdas de combustible poliméricas, en las cuales se probaron los ánodos. La caracterización de los catalizadores se realizó mediante voltame...

  14. Sociedades y culturas africanas en clave de mujeres y en perspectiva de g??nero

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    Seg??n cuenta la investigadora Carmen Magall??n en la presentaci??n del texto (Magall??n, 2011: 15): Al aproximarse a la sociedad y las culturas africanas en clave de mujeres, Soledad Vieitez Cerde??o refiere c??mo los movimientos de mujeres africanas hablan de sus enormes avances aunque queda mucho para alcanzar la igualdad de g??nero. De lo que no cabe duda es de la capacidad organizativa y de incidencia de las africanas. Ellas han sabido engarzarse con los mo- vimientos globales para ejerc...

  15. La demanda de etanol en Estados Unidos, 1981-2009

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    Luis Armando Becerra Pérez

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se define una función de demanda del etanol para la economía de Estados Unidos. Se realizó un ejercicio de cointegración, con series de tiempo para el periodo 1981-2009, utilizando la metodología de Johansen. Se encontró el vector normalizado de cointegración, y los resultados coinciden con los signos teóricos esperados. Éstos indican que la demanda de etanol es muy elástica a su precio, pero lo es aún más al de la gasolina, y también resultó ser muy inelástica a la venta final automotriz. Por lo tanto, ante un escenario internacional de precios alcistas del petróleo y, por consiguiente de la gasolina, la demanda de etanol en Estados Unidos aumentará consistentemente en el tiempo, con lo que también tenderán a hacerlo las importaciones de este biocombustible.

  16. Catalizadores anodicos basados en platino para celdas de combustible de etanol

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    Se estudio el comportamiento electro catalítico de platino puro y aleaciones basadas en el con Ru, Sn, Ir y Os soportados en carbón para la electro oxidación de etanol con el propósito de desarrollar catalizadores anódicos para celdas de combustible directas de etanol. Adicionalmente, se construyeron electrodos porosos y ensambles electrodo-membrana para celdas de combustible poliméricas, en las cuales se probaron los ánodos. La caracterización de los catalizadores se realizo mediante voltame...

  17. EVALUACIÓN DE LA PRODUCCIÓN DE ETANOL UTILIZANDO CEPAS RECOMBINANTES DE Saccharomyces cerevisiae A PARTIR DE MELAZA DE CAÑA DE AZÚCAR

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    CAROLINA PEÑA

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la producción de etanol, el crecimiento celular y el consumo de sustrato de tres cepas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae: CBS8066 (control y dos recombinantes desarrolladas en la Unidad de Biotecnología Vegetal de CIB, GG570-CIBI y GG570-CIBII. Dichas cepas estuvieron bajo el efecto de dos concentraciones de sacarosa (170 y 250g/L y dos sustratos (industrial con melaza caña azúcar y sintético con sacarosa. Durante la fermentación en sustrato industrial se obtuvo mayor producción de etanol a concentración de 250g sacarosa/L. Bajo estas condiciones, la cepa GG570-CIBII produjo en promedio 2,34g etanol/L mas con respecto a la cepa control y en adición, a las 10h, produjo 8,02g/L por encima de la cepa control. Por otro lado, la cepa GG570- CIBI produjo 3,46g etanol/L menos que la cepa control. De esta forma, se encontró que la cepa GG570-CIBII es tolerante a alta concentración de sacarosa, y además, es capaz de producir una concentración mayor de etanol con respecto a la cepa control en melaza caña azúcar con 250g/L sacarosa.

  18. EFECTOS COOPERATIVOS EN HETEROTETRÁMEROS (ETANOL3-AGUA

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    Sol M. Mejía

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available La teoría de funcionales de la densidad (DFT: B3LYP/6-31+G(d fue empleada para la optimización de agregados estables sobre la superficie de energía potencial de los heterotetrámeros (etanol3-agua.  Las energías de tetramerización pueden llegar a valores hasta de −21,00 kcal/mol.  Esta energía no se puede obtener considerando solo contribuciones de interacciones entre dos moléculas del agregado, lo cual sugiere la presencia de efectos cooperativos globales (positivos.  Tales efectos son reflejados en distancias menores de los puentes de hidrógeno y distancias menores oxígeno-oxígeno, lo mismo que en elongaciones mayores del enlace O-H en la molécula dadora de protón con un corrimiento hacia el rojo mayor en los heterotetrámeros comparado con los heterodímeros de etanol-agua y el dímero de etanol.  La mayor cooperatividad fue observada en los cuatro puentes de hidrógeno dispuestos en el patrón geométrico cíclico más grande posible, actuando todas las moléculas como aceptoras y dadoras de protón simultáneamente.  Un análisis similar al de la caracterización de heterotetrámeros de (etanol3-agua se llevó a cabo para los heterotetrámeros  (metanol3-agua y tetrámeros de etanol y metanol.  La comparación de estos valores mostró que existe una gran similitud entre todos los parámetros analizados para agregados con el mismo patrón geométrico.  

  19. Social learning in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana africana).

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    Greco, Brian J; Brown, Tracey K; Andrews, Jeff R M; Swaisgood, Ronald R; Caine, Nancy G

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    Social learning is a more efficient method of information acquisition and application than trial and error learning and is prevalent across a variety of animal taxa. Social learning is assumed to be important for elephants, but evidence in support of that claim is mostly anecdotal. Using a herd of six adult female African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana africana) at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, we evaluated whether viewing a conspecific's interactions facilitated learning of a novel task. The tasks used feeding apparatus that could be solved in one of two distinct ways. Contrary to our hypothesis, the method the demonstrating animal used did not predict the method used by the observer. However, we did find evidence of social learning: After watching the model, subjects spent a greater percentage of their time interacting with the apparatus than they did in unmodeled trials. These results suggest that the demonstrations of a model may increase the motivation of elephants to explore novel foraging tasks.

  20. Obtención de etanol a partir de biomasa lignocelulósica

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    Se muestra el estado de la literatura en cuanto a la obtención de etanol a partir de hidrolizados lignocelulósicos, una alternativa muy estudiada en la actualidad en el mundo con vistas a disminuir el costo del etanol combustible. Se reportan los materiales lignocelulósicos que están en estudio siendo el bagazo de caña de azúcar y los derivados del maíz los más utilizados. Se presentan los métodos de pre-tratamiento, purificación del hidrolizado, fraccionamiento de la celulosa, obtención de m...

  1. Nutrient content of Prosopis africana seeds.

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    Barminas, J T; Maina, H M; Ali, J

    1998-01-01

    The proximate and mineral compositions of Prosopis africana seeds used in the preparation of a local condiment in Nigeria and as animal feed were investigated. The proximate analysis showed that protein, ash and fiber values were comparable to Parkia africana seeds. However, the crude lipid content was lower than Parkia filicoidea seeds and decorticated groundnut. Phosphorus, potassium and calcium were the major mineral elements of the seeds, thereby suggesting that they could contribute partially to the overall daily intake of these elements.

  2. Obtención de etanol a partir de biomasa lignocelulósica

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    Mabel Viñals-Verde

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se muestra el estado de la literatura en cuanto a la obtención de etanol a partir de hidrolizados lignocelulósicos, una alternativa muy estudiada en la actualidad en el mundo con vistas a disminuir el costo del etanol combustible. Se reportan los materiales lignocelulósicos que están en estudio siendo el bagazo de caña de azúcar y los derivados del maíz los más utilizados. Se presentan los métodos de pre-tratamiento, purificación del hidrolizado, fraccionamiento de la celulosa, obtención de microorganismos geneticamente modificados y producción a nivel de planta piloto e industrial. Los métodos de pretratamiento por explosión por vapor y de purificación por "overliming" son los más estudiados con resultados satisfactorios. Entre los métodos de fraccionamiento de la celulosa, la sacarificación y fermentación simultáneas (SSF se reporta como el proceso más novedoso y eficiente para la obtención de etanol a partir de biomasa aunque a nivel de planta piloto e industrial se continúa trabajando con el sistema de hidrólisis ácida. Se muestran algunos resultados obtenidos con microorganismos genéticamente modificados como la levadura Saccharomyces y la bacteria Escherichia coli.

  3. Modificaciones estructurales y ultraestructurales en la mucosa gastrointestinal por acción de radicales libres. Posible efecto protector del etanol

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    M. Falcón Romero

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar como se modifica la estructura de la mucosa gastrointestinal al verse expuesta a radicales libres y determinar si el etanol puede disminuir los daños producidos por estos radicales libres. Para ello hemos estudiado las alteraciones histológicas (estructurales y ultraestructurales de la mucosa gastroduodenal de ratas tratadas con el reactivo de Fenton (generador de radicales libres con y sin etanol. Nuestros resultados muestran que a nivel estructural, el grupo de ratas a las que se administró etanol junto con el reactivo de Fenton presentaban menos lesiones de tipo inflamatorio que el grupo de animales tratados solo con el reactivo de Fenton sin etanol, lo que indica que el etanol sí amortigua la acción de estos radicales libres. Sin embargo a nivel ultraestructural no podemos hacer diferenciaciones entre los dos grupos ya que todas las lesiones encontradas son lesiones celulares inespecíficas y aparecen con igual frecuencia en los mismos. Por lo tanto, debido a la inespecificidad de las alteraciones histológicas producidas por los radicales libres, estas solo nos pueden reflejar la intensidad del daño producido pero no su etiología.

  4. Posibilidad de aprovechamiento de residuos textiles para la obtención de etanol

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    Zurima Menéndez-Ramírez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El uso del bioetanol como combustible es una alternativa para minimizar los efectos negativos al medioambiente, ya que reduce el efecto invernadero. En este trabajo se estudian residuos textiles como candidatos para la producción de etanol. Los residuos textiles pretratados con NaOH 12 % (p/v 0 °C, 3 h (TEP y sin pretratar (TESP y TDSP, fueron sometidos a procesos simultáneos de sacarificación y fermentación (37 °C, 145 r/min, pH 4,8 a 5. Durante la sacarificación y fermentación, la velocidad de transformación de glucosa a etanol, por la levadura Saccharomyces cerevisiae CCUG 53310, fue mayor en todos los casos, a la velocidad de transformación de la celulosa en glucosa por las enzimas. Para el sustrato TEP, la concentración de etanol en 48 h fue de 10,38 g/L, mientras que para los sustratos TESP y TDSP en 120 h fue de 5,23 y 4,32 g/L respectivamente. El rendimiento se mantuvo prácticamente constante a partir de 12 h para los tres casos, por lo que un tiempo de operación mayor de 72 h no sería aconsejable. Los rendimientos obtenidos en 72 h fueron 36,08 % para el residuo textil TEP, 15,36 % para el sustrato TESP y 17,25 % para el sustrato TDSP. Las concentraciones y rendimientos de etanol para el residuo textil TEP fueron superiores. Se demostró la posibilidad de obtención de etanol a partir de residuos textiles, lo que contribuiría a reducir la contaminación ambiental si se utiliza como combustible.

  5. PRODUKSI ETANOL DARI SISA GULA LIMBAH PABRIK BREM

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    I Putu Oka Suartama

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui potensi gula yang terkandung dalam limbah pabrik brem untuk produksi etanol. Kadungan gula pereduksi dan kadar etanol ditentukan berturut-turut dengan metode luff schoorl and hydrometer. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kandungan rata-rata gula pereduksi pada limbah pabrik brem sekitar 4,55% (b/v dan jumlah ini cukup untuk difermentasi oleh Saccharomyces cerevisiae menjadi etanol. Pada akhir proses (hari ke 21 konsentrasi etanol yang terbentuk sebesar 2,9% (v/v atau 22,64 g/liter atau 0,49 mol/liter. Hasil ini menunjukkan bahwa efisiensi proses pengubahan gula menjadi etanol mencapai 96%. Selama proses fermentasi terjadi penurunan pH dari 4,25 ±0.00 (pada hari ke 0 menjadi 3.58±0.10 (pada hari ke 21. Hasil penelitian ini memberikan gambaran bahwa limbah pabrik brem sangat berpotensi sebagai sumber gula pereduksiuntuk produksi etanol.

  6. Mezclas etanol-gasolina como combustible de motores de encendido por chispa

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    Rodríguez Luis Arnoby

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available In the Agricultural Mechanics Shop at Texas A&I University in Kingsville (TX, six ethanolgasoline blends (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100% ethanol were used to operated a six-cylinder engine at different operating conditions of air-fuel ratio, timing, load and speed. A main jet the carburator was used for each fuel to obtaining its stoichiometric air-fuel ratio. The main jet diameter was enlarged 1262 times from gasoline to ethanol. To select the optimun timing, timing was varied from Oto 26° BTOC (Before Top Oead Center and the engine tes1ed at maximun power. The optimun advance timings were respectively 6, 6, 10, 14, 18 and 220 BTOC. It was not necessary to introduce modifications to operate the engine with blends containing upto 20 % ethanol. For blends with more than 20% ethanol, the advance timing (V and the ethanol conmnt (X, followed the relation V = 2.0 + 02 X. In the last test, the engine was set at the optimun advance timing for each fuel. All the fuels performed in the same way. They followed the s e characteristic curves for power, torque, specific fuel consumption and efficiency with the following differences from gasoline to straight ethanol: maximun power and torque decreased 10.6% and 8.7% respectively; specific fuel consumption and efficiency increased 49% and 5.2%.
    En el Taller de Mecánica Agrícola de Texas A&T University en Kingsville (TX, se usaron seis mezclas etanol-gasolina (0,20,40,60,80 y 100% etanol para operar un motor de seis cilindros variando la razón aire-combustible, avance de encendido, carga y velocidad. Con cada combustible se usó una tobera principal para obtener su razón estequiométrica. De gasolina a etanol el diámetro de la tobera se aumentó 1262 veces. El avance de la chispa se varió entre 0 y 26° APMS (Antes de Punto Muerto Superior. Se seleccionó como óptimo el avance al que el motor desarrolló máxima potencia. Los avances óptimos fueron 6, 6, 10, 14, 18 y 22° APMS. No fue necesario

  7. El papel de Fedepalma y Procolombia en la competitividad de las exportaciones de aceite de palma africana de Colombia hacia Alemania después de la firma del acuerdo comercial con la Unión Europea

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    Gutiérrez Delgado, Ximena

    2016-01-01

    Este estudio de caso tiene como objetivo principal determinar el papel que desarrollan Fedepalma (Federación Nacional de Cultivadores de Palma de Aceite) y Procolombia en la competitividad de las exportaciones de aceite de palma de Colombia hacia Alemania, después de la firma del Acuerdo Comercial con la Unión Europea. Con este fin, este estudio presenta una descripción tanto del Sector Palma de Aceite y su relevancia en la agroindustria colombiana, como del mercado nacional e ...

  8. La Orilla Africana y la búsqueda de Identidad

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    Hala Abdel Salam Awaad

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available La orilla africana, de Rodrigo Rey Rosa, aborda el tema de la crisis de la identidad y la búsqueda de horizontes nuevos. En Tánger, marco geográfico de la acción, un turista colombiano ha de alargar su estancia en la ciudad tras la pérdida de su pasaporte. A partir de ese momento, el héroe se ve involucrado en la atmósfera de bajos fondos de la ciudad que poco a poco se convierte en la de novela negra con sus consabidos elementos de intriga, acoso, sangre, fuga, etc. El personaje del colombiano es el punto de flexión entre dos mundos, Oriente y Occidente. Asimismo, mediante unos elementos técnicos innovadores basados en la reducción temporal, la constante ruptura de la secuencia narrativa y de narración circular, la novela es también una anatomía de un lugar mítico tan abordado y exaltado por tantos y tantos viajeros. La belleza de Tánger radica en su ambivalente imagen. Por un lado, la ciudad tradicional con su embrujo oriental y, por otro, la urbe del crimen organizado, la droga y la violencia. La novela consagra la maestría de Rey Rosa en crear momentos de tránsito entre dos mundos o entre dos cosmovisiones.Palabras Claves: La orilla africana, identidad, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Tánger, novela negra.

  9. Producción de hidrógeno a partir de etanol en un catalizador micromonolítico de silicio

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    2009-01-01

    Actualmente, la mayor parte del hidrógeno producido proviene de combustibles fósiles, fuentes de energía no renovables. Sin embargo, una manera prometedora de utilizar el etanol, que puede obtenerse por vías biológicas, es el proceso de reformado de etanol con vapor para producir hidrógeno que pueda transferirse a una celda de combustible para generar electricidad. El presente proyecto estudia la operación de un dispositivo para la producción de hidrógeno en la microescala, ...

  10. Equilibrio de fases para sistemas etanol-agua en presencia de polialcoholes y sales

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    LUIS RIOS; JUAN MARÍN

    2011-01-01

    Se propone un modelo termodinámico semiempírico para el equilibrio líquido-vapor del sistema etanol-agua con polialcoholes y sales. El modelo usa las ecuaciones Gibbs-Duhem y Debye-Hückel, las cuales modifican el modelo UNIQUAC-E. Se consideran las fuertes interacciones químicas asociadas a los fenómenos de solvatación e hidratación de iones, y el concepto de solvatación del modelo de Ohe. Se tienen en cuenta las interacciones de corto alcance, dadas por las fuerzas de van der Waals, y las in...

  11. Catalizadores anodicos basados en platino para celdas de combustible de etanol

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    BIBIAN HOYOS

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el comportamiento electro catalítico de platino puro y aleaciones basadas en él con Ru, Sn, Ir y Os soportados en carbón para la electro oxidación de etanol con el propósito de desarrollar catalizadores anódicos para celdas de combustible directas de etanol. Adicionalmente, se construyeron electrodos porosos y ensambles electrodo-membrana para celdas de combustible poliméricas, en las cuales se probaron los ánodos. La caracterización de los catalizadores se realizó mediante voltametría cíclica, mientras que las pruebas del desempeño de las celdas se realizaron mediante pruebas de polarización corriente-potencial. En general, todas las aleaciones mostraron un menor potencial de inicio de la reacción y mayor actividad catalítica que el platino puro. Sin embargo en la zona de altos sobre potenciales, el platino puro tiene mayor actividad catalítica que las aleaciones. De acuerdo con estos resultados, las aleaciones estudiadas podrían ser útiles en celdas de combustible operando a corrientes moderadas y bajas

  12. Múltiples estados de desorden en el etanol sólido

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    Fernández-Perea, R.

    El diagrama de fases del etanol por debajo de los 169 K será presentado. Se mostrará que el etanol puede solidificarse en tres fases con diversos niveles de desorden,(como un vidrio(G), como un vidrio orientacional (OG) y como un cristal de fase rotora (RP)) además de en una fase totalmente cristalina. Las estructuras de estas tres fases serán presentadas tal y como se deducen a partir de diversas medidas de difracción de neutrones al igual que las proporciones de los isómeros de dicho material en las fases desordenadas y se compararán con los resultados de la fase cristalina y del líquido superenfriado. Igualmente diversas medidas sobre su dinámica serán presentadas, tanto de dispersión de neutrones, como de capacidad calorífica y de medidas dieléctricas y comparadas con modelos teóricos y simulaciones para tratar de explicar los procesos de relajación observados y las transiciones entre las diversas fases.

  13. Mezclas gasolina-etanol en motores de combustión interna en Colombia

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    Juan Mantilla

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el cambio sobre el desempeño y las emisiones de los motores encendidos por chispa cuando la gasolina es reemplazada por una mezcla de gasolina y etanol. Inicialmente se investiga la diferencia en las propiedades fisicoquímicas del combustible, y sus posibles efectos sobre el motor. Posteriormente se examina el efecto documentado del cambio de combustible en el desempeño y las emisiones del motor. Para llevar a cabo estos objetivos se realizó una revisión bibliográfica profunda de estos temas que sirve para proponer nuevas preguntas de acuerdo con el entorno colombiano. Los resultados de todos los puntos considerados indican que para que el cambio de combustible se convierta en una política efectiva, diferentes modificaciones deben realizarse al combustible y a los motores. Las inquietudes planteadas, junto con los resultados del análisis llevado a cabo, pueden utilizarse además como insumo para continuar con el desarrollo de trabajos de investigación e innovación tendientes a aprovechar el potencial del etanol como combustible.

  14. Asociación Sulfametoxazol-Etanol por estudios dieléctricos

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    2001-01-01

    Sobre la base de mediciones dieléctricas de soluciones muy diluidas de sulfametoxazol en etanol a 25 °C se calculó su momento dipolar (µ) utilizando la ecuación de Buckingham que resultó µ=11,61 D. El estudio teórico del soluto aislado se realizó con el Programa MOPAC 93, utilizando el método semiempírico AMI, que dio un valor de µ=6,67 D. El análisis teórico de las interacciones soluto-solvente se realizó con la teoría de Onsager, que considera los enlaces hidrógeno como el resultado d...

  15. Caracterización de producción de etanol a partir de zacate buffel y sus implicaciones ambientales

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    Kareen Krizzan Encinas Soto

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se caracterizó el potencial para la obtención de etanol a partir de la planta silvestre Cenchrus ciliaris, también conocida como zacate buffel. A partir de estudios experimentales a nivel laboratorio, se determinaron los rendimientos técnicos y requerimientos energéticos de las etapas de pretratamiento ácido, hidrólisis enzimática y fermentación. Los valores obtenidos fueron comparados con los reportados en la literatura para otros procesos de producción de combustibles. Los resultados del presente trabajo indican que el procesamiento de Cenchrus ciliaris consume la tercera parte de la energía requerida para procesar gasolina por 1 MJ de etanol producido. Asimismo, mediante este proceso es factible la reducción de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero por 1 MJ de energía de etanol producido en aproximadamente 40 % su valor actual.

  16. Perspectives for sustainable Prunus africana production and trade. Factsheets

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    Ingram, V.J.; Loo, van J.; Dawson, I.; Vinceti, B.; Duminil, J.; Muchugi, A.; Awono, A.; Asaah, E.

    2015-01-01

    This brief documents current knowledge about pygeum (Prunus africana). It aims to inform decision makers in governments in producing and consumer countries, international and civil society organisations and researchers, about sustainable (international) trade and governance of the species.

  17. Anhydrous ethanol production in sugar mills; Produccion de etanol anhidro en ingenios azucareros

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    Enriquez Poy, Manuel. E-mail:poymanuel@prodigy.net.mx

    2007-04-15

    The anhydrous ethanol production is recent and limited, because the disadvantage of the renewable energies is the economic impossibility of the projects. Nevertheless, there are aspects to consider to achieve the anhydrous ethanol production, among which are: the cost of the raw material, the self-sufficiency of energy from the sugar cane bagasse without the need of oil burning, the larger size of the distilleries, incorporation of the Cogeneration with delivery of electricity to the public network in the sugar mill facilities, the introduction of the biotechnology to improve the processes of fermentation and subsidies to agriculture. [Spanish] La produccion de etanol anhidro es reciente y limitada, debido a que la desventaja de las energias renovables es la inviabilidad economica de los proyectos. Sin embargo hay aspectos a considerar para lograr la produccion de etanol anhidro, entre los cuales estan: el costo de la materia prima, la autosuficiencia energetica a partir del bagazo de la cana sin necesidad de petroleo, mayor tamano de las destilerias, incorporacion de la Cogeneracion con entrega de electricidad a la red publica en el ingenio, la introduccion de la biotecnologia para mejorar los procesos de fermentacion y subsidios a la agricultura.

  18. Evaluación del etanol obtenido a partir de residuos forestales como aditivo en gasolina para motores de combustión interna

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    Flores Quintero, Jesús Enrique; Marín Lopez, Angie M.

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigación consistió en la obtención de etanol a partir de residuos forestales para ser evaluado como aditivo en gasolina. Se obtuvo un mosto (a partir de residuos forestales) rico en azúcares a través de una hidrólisis ácida con ácido sulfúrico al 6% por 3 horas a 80 ºC. Se definieron experimentalmente las condiciones del proceso de fermentación del mosto obtenido con levadura Saccharomices cerevisiae al 50% durante 6 días y destilación simple para la purificación del etanol h...

  19. Evaluación de diferentes concentraciones de etanol rectificado en la producción del “bioaroma” acetato de etilo y proteína unicelular por Candida utilis var. major C.E.C.T. 1430

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    Carlos León Torres; Julio Arellano Barragán; Carlos Nomberto Rodriguez; Cecilia Bardales Vásquez; José Mostacero León; Guillermo Linares Luján

    2010-01-01

    El trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar diferentes concentraciones de etanol rectificado en la producción del “bioaroma” acetato de etilo y proteína unicelular por Candida utilis var.major . Se construyó un biorreactor de 16 cm de altura tipo tanque agitado con turbina Rushton. La preparación del inóculo fue realizada a partir de la cepa Candida utilis var.major C.E.C.T. 1430. El medio de cultivo fue formulado a partir de diluciones de etanol rectificado desde 10 hasta 35 g /L en intervalos de ...

  20. El etanol como materia prima petroquímica

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    Luis M. Carballo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los aspectos relevantes de un programa a de investigación, aprobado por el CINDEC y COLCIENCIAS, sobre el desarrollo y estudio cinético de catalizadores para algunas reacciones químicas en las que el etanol está involucrado como reactante.

  1. El etanol como materia prima petroquímica

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    Luis M. Carballo; Francisco Sánchez

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan los aspectos relevantes de un programa a de investigación, aprobado por el CINDEC y COLCIENCIAS, sobre el desarrollo y estudio cinético de catalizadores para algunas reacciones químicas en las que el etanol está involucrado como reactante.

  2. Estudio fisicoquímico de la solubilidad de diclofenaco sodico en mezclas etanol + agua

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    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta la información fisicoquímica del proceso de disolución en mezclas cosolventes etanol + agua, de diclofenaco sódico, una sal orgánica de interés farmacéutico. A partir de los datos experimentales de solubilidad determinados a diferentes temperaturas (293,15 K a 313,15 K), mediante el uso de las ecuaciones de Van't Hoff y Gibbs, se calcularon las funciones termodinámicas estándar de solución, energía Gibbs, entalpía y entropía de solución. En contraste con otro...

  3. OPTIMASI YIELD ETIL P METOKSISINAMAT PADA EKSTRAKSI OLEORESIN KENCUR (Kaempferia galanga) MENGGUNAKAN PELARUT ETANOL

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    Eko Setyawan; Pandhu Putratama; Asriningtyas Ajeng; Wara Dyah Pita Rengga

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    Kencur (Kaempferia galanga L.) banyak digunakan sebagai bahan baku obat tradisional (jamu), fitofarmaka, industri kosmetika, industri makanan, dan industri insektisida. Minyak atsiri rimpang kencur mengandung etil sinnamat dan metil p-metoksi sinamat (EPMS). Ekstraksi oleoresin kencur dilakukan dengan etanol sebagai pelarut. Optimasi yield EPMS diteliti terhadap perbandingan massa serbuk kering kencur dan etanol dan waktu ekstraksi. Perbandingan kencur : etanol yang digunakan adalah 1 : 2, 1 ...

  4. Membranas nanocompuestas de nafion® – tio2 para celdas de combustible de etanol

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    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se elaboraron dos membranas nanocompuestas de Nafion®- TiO2 con 2 y 4% del cerámico por el método del “recastingâ€�. El análisis de composición del microscopio de barrido electrónico (SEMEDS) mostró una estructura de dos capas, una enriquecida en cerámico y otra con menos cantidad, pero con dispersión uniforme. Se midió la velocidad de permeación de etanol y la absorción de solventes en estas membranas a diferentes temperaturas y concentraciones y los resultados fueron compa...

  5. O Metodismo Primitivo e a Valoração da Cultura Africana: reflexões sobre os Direitos Humanos em Wesley

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    Gercymar Wellington Lima e Silva

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available O Metodismo Primitivo e a Valoração da Cultura Africana: reflexões sobre os Direitos Humanos em WesleyPrimitve Methodism and the valorization of African culture: reflections upon human rights in WesleyResumoO metodismo foi um movimento que, comonenhum outro, esteve atento às necessidades desua época. A preocupação de John Wesley com obem-estar do ser humano é vista na amplitude dadiscussão dos Direitos Humanos, na qual pode seincluir a análise de valores da cultura africana e aafirmação negra. Estabelecer uma pontehermenêutica entre a prática wesleyana e avivência atual constitui-se em desafio para refletirsobre o metodismo e o valor da cultura africana apartir de Wesley.ResumenEl metodismo fue un movimiento que, como ni otro,estuvo atento a las necesidades de su época. Lapreocupación de Juan Wesley con el bien estar delser humano es vista en la amplitud de la discusiónde los derechos Humanos, en el cual pude incluirsela análisis de valores de la cultura africana y laafirmación negra. Establecer un puenteHermenéutico entre la práctica Wesleyana y lavivencia actual constituyese en desafío parareflexionar sobre metodismo y el valor de la culturaafricana a partir de Wesley.

  6. El Mecanismo de la Electro - oxidación de Metanol y Etanol una Revisión Bibliográfica

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    Bibian Hoyos

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una revisión bibliográfica del estudio de electro-oxidación de metanol y etanol en ánodos para celdas de combustible. Se muestran las dificultades principales para la comparación cuantitativa de los diversos resultados publicados, con énfasis en el resumen del estado del arte en la determinación del área de electrodos porosos y se plantean los mecanismos de las reacciones de oxidación de metanol y etanol en metales del grupo del platino, anotando las discrepancias y consensos actuales sobre el tema. Se sugieren además nuevas direcciones de investigación para trabajos futuros

  7. POTENSI EKSTRAK ETANOL KULIT BUAH MANGGIS (Garcinia Mangostana L. DALAM MENURUNKAN KADAR MALONDIALDEHID (MDA PADA TIKUS WISTAR YANG MENGKONSUMSI ETANOL

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    Ni Putu Widya Astuti

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAK: Minuman beralkohol adalah minuman yang mengandung etil alkohol yang bila dikonsumsi dalam waktu yang lama akan mengakibatkan peningkatan peroksidasi lipid dan Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS. Salah satu peredam radikal bebas di dalam tubuh yaitu senyawa antioksidan. Kulit buah manggis (Garcinia Mangostana L. merupakan salah satu sumber dari senyawa antioksidan. Tujuan penelitian ini untuk membuktikan potensi ekstrak etanol kulit buah manggis dalam menurunkan kadar malondialdehid (MDA pada tikus wistar yang mengkonsumsi etanol. Penelitian ini dilakukan dengan menggunakan rancangan pre and post test control group design. Setiap kelompok diberikan etanol 30% selama 14 hari dan hari berikutnya diberikan ekstrak etanol kulit buah manggis dengan dosis 0 mg/kg BB (kontrol, 50 mg/kg BB (P1, 75 mg/kg BB (P2 dan 100 mg/kg BB (P3 selama 14 hari. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan ekstrak etanol kulit buah manggis dapat menurunkan kadar MDA dalam darah tikus wistar setelah konsumsi etanol sebesar 40,36%, 53,05% dan 74,48 % pada masing perlakuan di atas.  ABSTACT: Alcohol beverage is a drink containing ethanol that if it is consumed in a long period of time can lead to lipid peroxidation and liver damage beginning with the increase of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS. Antioxidant compounds are free radical scavengers. The rind of mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana L. is one of the source of antioxidant compounds. This study was aimed to prove the potencial of ethanol extract of mangosteen’s rind in reducing the level of malondialdehyde in wistar rats due to intake of ethanol. The study was performed using a pre- and post-test control group desain. Each group was forced to take a solution of ethanol 30% for 14 days followed by taking ethanol extract of mangosteen’s rind with dose of 0 mg/kg (control, 50 mg/kg (P1, 75 mg/kg (P2, and 100 mg/kg (P3 for 14 days. The results showed that the ethanol extract of mangosteen’s rind significantly reduced malondialdehyde

  8. Recommendations of technical specifications for ethanol and its blends (E6) and the infrastructure for their management in Mexico; Recomendaciones de especificaciones tecnicas para el etanol y sus mezclas (E6) y la infraestructura para su manejo en Mexico

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    2011-07-15

    next few years in Mexico. [Spanish] Este documento describe la importancia y los beneficios del uso de la mezcla bioetanol-gasolina como sustituto de la gasolina pura. Presenta datos del mercado mundial de etanol, asi como de los principales productores, procesos involucrados para diferentes materias primas e indicadores de productividad. Discute las principales propiedades a ser monitoreadas en el etanol y la importancia de cada una. Tambien revisa el impacto de la adicion de etanol en las gasolinas automotrices y la influencian de cada propiedad en el funcionamiento de los automoviles y el medio ambiente. Presenta un diagnostico de las especificaciones internacionales del etanol anhidro usadas en los Estados Unidos, Brasil y la Union Europea, asi como sugerencias de armonizacion para los limites de los principales parametros y para las metodologias, a partir de estudios publicados recientemente (White Paper- Bioetahnol Task Force y Guidelines to Ethanol from Worldwide Fuel Charter Committee). Incluye la especificacion de las gasolinas brasilenas, adicionadas con un 25% de etanol (E25). Sugiere una especificacion de etanol anhidro, asi como una especificacion para mezclas gasolina/etanol E6 para su implementacion en Mexico. Presenta una priorizacion de los metodos de prueba de laboratorio para el etanol y la gasolina mezclada con etanol en tres categorias, indicando las pruebas mas adecuadas para ser usados en diferentes puntos de la cadena de distribucion de los productos. Discute el impacto del etanol en las instalaciones de distribucion de los combustibles, acciones para el control de posibles problemas, seleccion de materiales y equipamiento, presenta procedimientos de seguridad y el proceso de mezcla gasolina/etanol. Describe tambien el sistema brasileno de produccion/distribucion de combustibles y la experiencia de este pais en el control de calidad de los combustibles a partir de la legislacion vigente. Se incluye un cuadro con los principales equipos, sus

  9. Two Novel Antibacterial Flavonoids from Myrsine Africana L.

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    KANG,Lu; ZHOU,Jian-Xia; SHEN,Zheng-Wu

    2007-01-01

    Two novel flavonoids, myrsininone A (1), an isoflavone and myrsininone B (2), a flavanone, with very strong antibacterial activities, were isolated from the stems of Myrsine africana L. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses. The antibacterial activities were determined by modified Resazuric MIC methods.

  10. Paz y seguridad humana en África: una visión desde la Unión Africana

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    Jerónimo Delgado

    2009-01-01

    En este artículo se analizan las diferentes iniciativas que ha tenido el continente africano en materia de solución de conflictos y consolidación de la paz desde la perspectiva de la seguridad humana. En la primera parte, se identifican los componentes de la seguridad humana y los factores de inseguridad a los que se exponen los individuos en África, para luego examinar los avances del marco legal de la Unión Africana en la prevención de conflictos con énfasis en la seguridad de los individuo...

  11. Catalizadores y estudio cinético de la obtención de acetato de etilo a partir del etanol en fase de vapor

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    Alvaro Gómez Peña

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se presentan los resultados de la evaluación, caracterización y estudio cinético de los catalizadores utilizados para la producción de acetato de etilo en un solo paso a partir de etanol. Se seleccionaron los catalizadores de Paladio metálico soportado en carbón activado en dos composiciones nominales (0.5% y 1.5%, y mezclas binarias de óxidos de Antimonio-Molibdeno y Bismuto-Molibdeno, en las proporciones atómicas de Sb:Mo = 2:1 y Bi:Mo = 1:9. La mayor actividad se presentó en los catalizadores de Paladio, mientras que los óxidos resultaron ser más selectivos hacia acetaldehido y ácido acético. La esterificación del etanol sobre Paladio en carbón activado puede representarse mediante un modelo Eley-Rideal, en el cual el oxígeno quimisorbido reacciona con el etanol en fase gaseosa siendo este el paso determinante.

  12. Volúmenes molares parciales de transferencia de la benzocaína desde mezclas agua-etanol hasta etanol absoluto a 25.0 °c

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    Ávila, Carolina; Martinez, Fleming

    2008-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se presentan los volúmenes molares parciales de transferencia a dilución infinita del anestésico local benzocaína (BZC) desde algunos medios acuoso-etanólicos hasta el etanol puro, obtenidos a partir de los valores de volúmenes molares aparentes en función de la concentración determinados a 25.0 ºC, en mezclas agua-etanol de fracción molar 0.2 y 0.5 de etanol, y en etanol absoluto, a diferentes concentraciones de BZC desde 0.010 hasta 0.100 mol-L-1. Según los resultados...

  13. Producción de etanol a partir de la cáscara de banano y de almidón de yuca

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    JOHN F. MONSALVE G.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se evaluó la hidrólisis ácida del almidón presente en yuca y de la celulosa presente en cáscara de banano y su posterior fermentación a etanol, se ajustaron los medios de fermentación para los microorganismos Saccharomyces cerevisiae NRRL Y-2034 y Zymomonas mobilis CP4. Se caracterizó la cáscara de banano, la cual posee un contenido de almidón, celulosa y hemicelulosa que representan más del 80 % de la cáscara ameritando el estudio de ésta como fuente de carbono. La hidrólisis ácida de cascara de banano produce 20 g/l de azúcares reductores. Para la Yuca con 170 g/l de almidón a; pH 0.8 en 5 horas se logra conversión completa a azúcares reductores y no se nota ningún efecto inhibitorio por parte de los cultivos realizados con cáscara de banano y yuca por la presencia de cianuro en la yuca y por la formación de compuestos tóxicos al hidrolizar la celulosa en banano. Para la fermentación realizada con Sacharomyces cerevisiae se logra una concentración de etanol de 7.92±0.31% y no se aprecia una producción considerable de etanol (menor de 0.1 g/l para ninguno de los medios fermentados con Zymomonas mobilis.

  14. Fermentation of Agave tequilana juice by Kloeckera africana: influence of amino-acid supplementations.

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    Valle-Rodríguez, Juan Octavio; Hernández-Cortés, Guillermo; Córdova, Jesús; Estarrón-Espinosa, Mirna; Díaz-Montaño, Dulce María

    2012-02-01

    This study aimed to improve the fermentation efficiency of Kloeckera africana K1, in tequila fermentations. We investigated organic and inorganic nitrogen source requirements in continuous K. africana fermentations fed with Agave tequilana juice. The addition of a mixture of 20 amino-acids greatly improved the fermentation efficiency of this yeast, increasing the consumption of reducing sugars and production of ethanol, compared with fermentations supplemented with ammonium sulfate. The preference of K. africana for each of the 20 amino-acids was further determined in batch fermentations and we found that asparagine supplementation increased K. africana biomass production, reducing sugar consumption and ethanol production (by 30, 36.7 and 45%, respectively) over fermentations supplemented with ammonium sulfate. Therefore, asparagine appears to overcome K. africana nutritional limitation in Agave juice. Surprisingly, K. africana produced a high concentration of ethanol. This contrasts to poor ethanol productivities reported for other non-Saccharomyces yeasts indicating a relatively high ethanol tolerance for the K. africana K1 strain. Kloeckera spp. strains are known to synthesize a wide variety of volatile compounds and we have shown that amino-acid supplements influenced the synthesis by K. africana of important metabolites involved in the bouquet of tequila. The findings of this study have revealed important nutritional limitations of non-Saccharomyces yeasts fermenting Agave tequilana juice, and have highlighted the potential of K. africana in tequila production processes.

  15. Imagens e palavras: suas correspondências na arte africana

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    Maria Corina Rocha

    2007-01-01

    Esta dissertação constitui-se da pesquisa e do estudo bibliográfico sobre cultura material e arte africana tradicional, aqui entendida como a arte de origem anterior ao período da colonização européia, antes do século XIX, mas também a produzida durante este período, especificamente a arte da África central. Nossa pesquisa reflete o fato de haver no Brasil uma omissão considerável de fontes bibliográficas e de informações específicas sobre arte e cultura material africana em língua portuguesa...

  16. Plasma preparation and storage for African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Knauf, Sascha; Blad-Stahl, Julia; Lawrenz, Arne; Schuerer, Ulrich; Wehrend, Axel

    2009-03-01

    The use of plasma as a life-saving tool for neonatal African elephants (Loxodonta africana) that failed passive transfer of immunoglobulins is proposed. The methodology of blood sampling, plasma extraction, and plasma storage is described. Values for cellular component sedimentation and biochemical parameters of extracted plasma that was collected from 2 female elephants is presented. The proposal for a central plasma bank for elephants in European zoos is suggested.

  17. Evaluación preliminar del etanol anhidro como solvente en la extracción de aceite de semillas de jatrofa (Jatropha curcas L.

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    Pighinelli, Anna L.

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A preliminary evaluation was performed on anhydrous ethanol as a solvent for the extraction of oil from whole Jatropha curcas L. seeds (32.24 % lipids, 16.05 % proteins, supplied from Mato Grosso, Brazil. The methodology of factorial 2k designs was followed, which included a comparison between pressing and n-hexane extraction methods. The regression model corresponding to the comparison between ethanol and n-hexane, varying extraction time, did not have lack of fit and presented an R2 of 99%. The experimental design for the pressing method, varying press rotation speed and temperature, yielded a poorly fitted linear model. The oil composition extracted with ethanol was similar to those obtained by n-hexane and by pressing. The highest yield (36.7% was obtained using ethanol for 4 hours. The excess of extracted material was attributed to additional solubilization of impurities that could be diminished by limiting the extraction time to 1 hour. The oil extracted with ethanol and by pressing have the same color. It is presumed that the purification steps for both oils should be similar. Further studies using mixtures of ethanol with small proportions of n-hexane are suggested.Fue realizada una evaluación preliminar de la extracción con etanol anhidro, del aceite de semillas enteras de Jatropha curcas L. (32,24% lípidos y 16,05% proteínas provenientes de Mato Grosso, Brasil. El estudio incluye una comparación con las extracciones por n-hexano y prensado, que siguió la metodología de diseños factoriales 2k. El modelo de regresión correspondiente a la comparación etanol/n-hexano, variando el tiempo de extracción, presenta buen ajuste y R2 de 99%. Sin embargo, el diseño para el prensado, variando velocidad de rotación de la prensa y temperatura, condujo a un modelo lineal que resultó inapropiado. La composición del aceite extraído con etanol es similar a las obtenidas por prensado y por n-hexano. El mayor rendimiento (36,7% fue obtenido

  18. PRODUCCIÓN DE ETANOL A PARTIR DE HARINA DE YUCA EN UN SISTEMA DE HIDRÓLISIS ENZIMÁTICA Y FERMENTACIÓN SIMULTÁNEA

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    HADER CASTAÑO PELAEZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La necesidad mundial en la producción de biocombustibles, ha llevado a explorar nuevas estaretegias de proceso y a usar materias primas alternativas con el objetivo de optimizar la producción; por tal razón se desarrolla en esta investigación el estudio del proceso de producción de etanol a partir de harina de yuca integrando las etapas de hidrólisis enzimatica (licuefacción y sacarificación y fermentación simultaneamente (HEFS, mediante el uso del complejo enzimático Stargen TM 001. El diseño experimental fue una Superficie de Respuesta de un diseño Central Compuesto de dos factores a dos niveles (48 - 80 ° C y 400 - 600 rpm en la etapas de prelicuado, y luego la temperatura se ajusto a 37 °C manteniendo las otras condiciones de proceso en la integración de los etapas. La experimentacion se desarrollo con una concentración de sólidos de la harina de yuca de 28% p/v, pH de 5.3, inóculo de 0.75 g/l de la levadura Ethanol Red® y una carga enzimática de 4 ml/l. La temperatura es la variable de mayor efecto sobre la producción de etanol si se compará con la agitación; aunque, ambos factores presentan significancia estadístca sobre la variable de respuesta. A 64° C y 500 rpm se alcanza una concentración de etanol de 14.6% v/v y una productividad de 2.5 g/lh (48 horas de proceso.

  19. Evaluación de diferentes concentraciones de etanol rectificado en la producción del “bioaroma” acetato de etilo y proteína unicelular por Candida utilis var. major C.E.C.T. 1430

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    Carlos León Torres

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar diferentes concentraciones de etanol rectificado en la producción del “bioaroma” acetato de etilo y proteína unicelular por Candida utilis var.major . Se construyó un biorreactor de 16 cm de altura tipo tanque agitado con turbina Rushton. La preparación del inóculo fue realizada a partir de la cepa Candida utilis var.major C.E.C.T. 1430. El medio de cultivo fue formulado a partir de diluciones de etanol rectificado desde 10 hasta 35 g /L en intervalos de cada 5 unidades. El bioproceso se llevó a cabo a 25 ºC, pH de 4.5 – 5.5 y durante 60 horas. Se encontró que la biomasa y la productividad aumentan progresivamente, de 4.82 a 7.90 g/L y de 0.082 a 0.108 g/L - h respectivamente. Así mismo se determinó que a medida que aumenta la concentración (g/L de etanol rectificado, la producción y la productividad disminuyen. El rendimiento de acetato de etilo, fue máximo a la concentración de 15 g/L de etanol rectificado (5.7% y mínimo a 35 g/L y ( 1.97% respectivamente. Se concluye que el incremento de la concentración de etanol rectificado no influye aumentando la producción y rendimiento del “bioaroma” acetato de etilo y de la proteína unicelular de Candida utilis var. major .

  20. Optimasi Proses Produksi Etanol dari Molases Menggunakan Teknik Fermentasi- Ekstraktif

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    Firda Atikah Rosyadi

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan yield dan produktivitas etanol menggunakan fermentasi kontinyu pada packed bed bioreaktor dan proses fermentasi yang diintegrasikan proses ekstraksi dengan recycle dari rafinat yang dikembalikan pada fermentor serta mengetahui jenis pelarut yang terbaik untuk proses fermentasi ekstraktif ditinjau dari sifat inhibisi serta melakukan optimasi dengan mengembangkan model matematis dari proses fermentasi-ekstraktif menggunakan MATLAB 7.0 dengan metode Golden Section serta membandingkan hasilnya antara eksperimen dan pemodelannya. Pada proses ini digunakan molases sebagai bahan baku dan n-amyl alcohol, 1-octanol dan 1-dodecanol sebagai solvent pada proses ekstraksi. Konsentrasi awal molases adalah 161,14 g/L (17%. Variabel recycle ratio yang digunakan sebesar 40%, 50%, 60% dan 70% terhadap feed. Pelarut yang digunakan ada tiga macam berdasarkan jumlah atom C-nya yaitu n-amyl alcohol (C-5, 1-octanol (C-8, dan 1-dodecanol(C-12. Konsentrasi gula reduksi sisa dianalisa dengan metode DNS (Dinitrosalisilic acid, sedangkan kadar etanol dianalisa dengan metode Gas Cromatography (CG. Fermentasi-ekstraktif dilakukan secara eksperimen dan pemodelan dengan metode Golden Section. Yield optimum untuk pelarut n-amyl alcohol adalah sebesar 10,0049%. Pada recycle ratio 0.4 . Nilai yield optimum yang didapatkan untuk pelarut 1-octanol dan 1-dodecanol adalah saat tidak ada recycle sebesar 9,9949% dan 9,992%. Berdasarkan hasil tersebut maka diketahui bahwa n-amyl-alkohol merupakan pelarut terbaik yang digunakan pada proses fermentasi ekstraktif.

  1. PRODUCCIÓN DE ETANOL A PARTIR DE HARINA DE YUCA EN UN SISTEMA DE HIDRÓLISIS ENZIMÁTICA Y FERMENTACIÓN SIMULTÁNEA

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    HADER CASTAÑO PELAEZ; MARIANA CARDONA BETANCUR; CARLOS MEJÍA GOMEZ; ALEJANDRO ACOSTA CÁRDENAS

    2011-01-01

    La necesidad mundial en la producción de biocombustibles, ha llevado a explorar nuevas estaretegias de proceso y a usar materias primas alternativas con el objetivo de optimizar la producción; por tal razón se desarrolla en esta investigación el estudio del proceso de producción de etanol a partir de harina de yuca integrando las etapas de hidrólisis enzimatica (licuefacción y sacarificación) y fermentación sumultaneamente (HEFS), mediante el uso del complejo enzimático Stargen TM 001. El d...

  2. Competencias clave del éxito del personal operativo de la planta productora de etanol del Ingenio Providencia S.A.

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    Fuertes Díaz, Martha lucía; Guzmán Perdomo, Offir

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo de investigación surge de la necesidad de contribuir al mejoramiento de la gestión del área de talento humano del Ingenio Providencia S.A., mediante la identificación de competencias clave de éxito que aporten al logro del desempeño sobresaliente del personal operativo vinculado a su planta productora de Etanol. Con este propósito se inició la investigación sobre el marco teórico de las competencias desde diferentes escenarios estableciendo que el modelo conductista, propu...

  3. Modelación y simulación de un pervaporador acoplado a un proceso de sacarificación-fermentación para la producción de etanol

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    Jairo Antonio Cubillos-Lobo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, la integración de procesos es considerada una opción viable para reducir costos en la producción de etanol a partir de biomasa. Simulaciones y resultados experimentales han demostrado los beneficios de la integración de las etapas de sacarificación y fermentación y del acoplamiento del proceso de fermentación a la recuperación in-situ de etanol por pervaporación en la producción de bioetanol; sin embargo, no se han publicado estudios de la integración del proceso de sacarificación-fermentación simultánea con membranas de separación, para la remoción insitu de etanol a partir del caldo de fermentación. En este trabajo se aborda esta necesidad, mediante la modelación y simulación de la producción de etanol a partir de almidón de yuca por sacarificación-fermentación simultánea, acopladas a un sistema de remoción in-situ de etanol por pervaporación, con membranas a base de polidimetilsiloxano (PDMS, silicalita y PDMS-Silicalita. La membrana de PDMS se modeló usando el mecanismo de solución-difusión, mientras que para la membrana de silicalita se utilizó el modelo de adsorción-difusión. Para el modelo del proceso de sacarificación-fermentación simultánea (SSF se utilizó una fusión del modelo multicadena (Michaelis–Menten, junto con un modelo tipo Monod. El ajuste del modelo de SSF a los datos experimentales reportados, así como de los modelos de membranas de PDMS y silicalita a los valores reportados en la literatura es bueno: la máxima desviación encontrada es del orden de 3%. El modelo integrado se utilizó para predecir la concentración de etanol en función del tiempo durante la sacarificación-fermentación simultánea.

  4. Estado del arte del potencial del henenquén para la obtención de etanol

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    Yaniris Lorenzo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza una actualización bibliográfica sobre el henequén y su potencial como materia prima industrial, fundamentalmente en la producción de bebidas alcohólicas y en la producción de etanol. Se presenta un minucioso estudio de la planta del henequén, considerando su clasificación, sus características botánicas, las características del jugo y de la fibra, así como la producción de diferentes bebidas alcohólicas tradicionales de México como, el Pulque, Mezcal y el Tequila. Se discuten los posibles géneros de microorganismos capaces de producir alcohol de acuerdo con el contenido de celulosa presente, tanto en el jugo como en las hojas de la planta. Se dan a conocer otros usos poco difundidos y aplicados.

  5. Efecto de la temperatura sobre algunas propiedades volumétricas del sistema binario etanol-agua

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    2008-01-01

    A partir de medidas de densidad sobre todo el intervalo de composición, se evaluaron los volúmenes molares de exceso y molares parciales de los componentes en el sistema etanol-agua a 20.0, 25.0, 30.0, 35.0 y 40.0 °C. Los volúmenes de exceso se ajustaron al modelo de Redlich-Kister usando polinomios de tercer grado y los resultados fueron comparados con los presentados por otros sistemas líquidos. Este sistema presentó volúmenes de exceso altamente negativos (hasta 1.09 cm3 mol–1) debido a ...

  6. Análisis de productividad de etanol de caña de azúcar en ingenios azucareros de México

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    Noé Aguilar Rivera

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se desarrolla una metodología de sistemas complejos para evaluar la productividad cañera en municipios con ingenios azucareros para la obtención de etanol mediante el proceso de jerarquías analíticas (ahp. Los resultados establecen que variables: rendimiento de campo (tch y agroindustrial (tsh, acceso a crédito y riego explican el 75% de la capacidad para expandir la productividad cañera para la producción de azúcar y etanol con inconsistencia de 0.07. Del total de municipios, sólo 16 (28% presenta alta y muy alta capacidad, lo que implica la integración del territorio en forma de cluster o distrito agroindustrial, innovaciones y políticas públicas diferenciadas para obtener nuevas producciones con base en la caña de azúcar para incrementar el nivel de competitividad.

  7. Estudio del azeotropo etanol – agua. caracterización molecular de dímeros de etanol, heterodímeros y heterotrímeros de etanol-agua.

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    Mejía,Sol M.; Espinal,Juan F.; MONDRAGÓN, FANOR

    2011-01-01

    En esta investigación, como una primera etapa, se estudio la estructura y estabilidad de los dímeros, heterodímeros y heterotrímeros como agregados de etanol y etanol-agua respectivamente. El estudio fue llevado a cabo por medio de modelación molecular usando el híbrido B3LYP de la teoría de funcionales de la densidad (DFT). Se analizaron longitudes de enlace O-H, distancias del puente de hidrogeno, ángulos diedrales CCOH, energías, entalpias y energías libres de Gibbs de dimerización y trim...

  8. Molecular Characterization of Candida africana in Genital Specimens in Shanghai, China

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    Yang Hu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Candida africana, an emerging yeast pathogen, is closely related to Candida albicans and most commonly involved in vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC. However, its prevalence in candidal balanoposthitis is still unclear. In this study, the prevalence of C. africana in both candidal balanoposthitis and VVC in a sexually transmitted diseases (STD clinic in Shanghai, China, was analyzed, and the molecular characterization and susceptible profiles of C. africana isolates were investigated. As results, C. africana was only isolated in 5 out of 79 (6.3% cases of candidal balanoposthitis rather than cases with vulvovaginal candidiasis. Among them, 4 out of 5 isolates share the same genotype of DST 782 with an isolate from vaginal swab in Japan published previously. All C. africana isolates were susceptible to amphotericin B, flucytosine, fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, posaconazole, caspofungin, and micafungin.

  9. OPTIMALISASI FERMENTOR UNTUK PRODUKSI ETANOL DAN ANALISIS HASIL FERMENTASI MENGGUNAKAN GAS CHROMATOGRAFI

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    Muhammad Khak

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Produksi etanol dilakukan dengan beberapa perlakuan antara lain pengenceran larutan stok menjadi 4 variasi konsentrasi, penambahan nutrisi, pengaturan pH, sterilisasi bahan, pendinginan, penambahan inokulum Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Penelitian ini bertujuan mengoptimalisasi pemanfaatan fermentor dan Gas Chromatography untuk fermentasi etanol dan analisis hasilnya. Fermentasi dilakukan selama 96 jam dan pengambilan sampel dilakukan setiap 24 jam. Pengujian hasil fermentasi dilakukan dengan cara melakukan uji kadar alkohol metode conway, uji kadar alkohol metode GC setelah dilakukan pemekatan 5 kali dengan cara destilasi, uji gula dengan metode DNS untuk mengetahui sisa gula yang digunakan dalam fermentasi, uji TPC dan kekeruhan untuk mengetahui pertumbuhan sel Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Hasil uji dibuat grafik dan dianalisis menggunakan SPSS untuk mengetahui penambahan kadar alkohol tiap jam fermentasi, untuk mengetahui apakah data dianggap linier secara statistik dan untuk mengetahui berapa waktu optimal produksi etanol dengan kadar tertinggi. Hasil menunjukkan waktu optimal pemanfaatan fermentor adalah 72 jam dengan kemurnian etanol tertinggi 43,44%.

  10. Uji Efek Antidiare Ekstrak Etanol Kulit Batang Salam (Syzygium polyanthum (Wight) Walp.) Terhadap Mencit Jantan

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    Winda Gusti Enda

    2010-01-01

    Telah dilakukan karakterisasi simplisia kulit batang salam (Syzygium polyanthum (Wight) Walp.) dan uji efek antidiare ekstrak etanol kulit batang salam terhadap mencit jantan. Karakterisasi simplisia kulit batang salam meliputi penetapan kadar air (7,33%), penetapan kadar abu total (4,96%), penetapan kadar abu yang tidak larut dalam asam (0,14%), penetapan kadar sari yang larut dalam etanol (20,95 %) dan penetapan kadar sari yang larut dalam air (12,70 %). Uji efek antidiare ekstrak eta...

  11. KINETIKA REAKSI PADA PROSES PRODUKSI DIETIL ETER DARI ETANOL DENGAN KATALIS H-ZEOLIT

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    Widayat Widayat; Achmad Roesyadi; Muhammad Rachimoellah

    2012-01-01

    DiEtil Eter diproduksi dari etanol dengan proses dehidrasi. Penelitian ini bertujuan untukmempelajari kinetika reaksi proses dehidrasi etanol dengan katalis H-zeolit. Katalis H-zeolitdisintesis dengan proses dealuminasi dan kalsinasi dan impregnasi dengan logam Al dan prosesreduksi dan kalsinasi. Proses produksi DiEtil Eter dilaksanakan dengan proses adsorpsi dan reaksikatalitik sedangkan proses studi kinetika reaksi menggunakan pendekatan Langmuir-Hinshelwood.Proses analisis kinetika reaksi ...

  12. Uncommon mandibular osteomyelitis in a cat caused by Nocardia africana

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Nocardiosis is an unusual infection in companion animals characterized by suppurative to pyogranulomatous lesions, localized or disseminated. Cutaneous-subcutaneous, pulmonary and systemic signs are observed in feline nocardiosis. However, osteomyelitis is a rare clinical manifestation in cats. Nocardia cyriacigeorgica (formerly N. asteroides sensu stricto, Nocardia brasiliensis, Nocardia otitidiscaviarum, and Nocardia nova are the most common pathogenic species identified in cats, based on recent molecular classification (16S rRNA gene. The present report is, to our knowledge, the first case of mandibular osteomyelitis in a cat caused by Nocardia africana, diagnosed based upon a combination of methods, including molecular techniques. Case presentation A one-year-old non-neutered female cat, raised in a rural area, was admitted to the Companion Animal Hospital-PUCPR, São José dos Pinhais, State of Paraná, Brazil, with a history a progressive facial lesion, difficulty apprehending food, loss of appetite, apathy and emaciation. Clinical examination showed fever, submandibular lymphadenitis, and a painless, 8 cm diameter mass, which was irregularly-shaped, of firm consistency, and located in the region of the left mandible. The skin around the lesion was friable, with diffuse inflammation (cellulitis, multiple draining sinuses, and exudation of serosanguinous material containing whitish “sulfur” granules. Diagnosis was based initially in clinical signs, microbiological culture, cytological, and histopathological findings, and radiographic images. Molecular sequencing of 16S rRNA of isolate allowed diagnosis of Nocardia africana. Despite supportive care and antimicrobial therapy based on in vitro susceptibility testing the animal died. Conclusion The present report describes a rare clinical case of feline osteomyelitis caused by Nocardia africana, diagnosed based upon a combination of clinical signs, microbiological

  13. Efectos cooperativos en heterotetrámeros (etanol)3-agua

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    2009-01-01

    La teoría de funcionales de la densidad (DFT: B3LYP/6-31+G(d)) fue empleada para la optimización de agregados estables sobre la superficie de energía potencial de los heterotetrámeros (etanol)3-agua.  Las energías de tetramerización pueden llegar a valores hasta de −21,00 kcal/mol.  Esta energía no se puede obtener considerando solo contribuciones de interacciones entre dos moléculas del agregado, lo cual sugiere la presencia de efectos cooperativos globales (positivos).  Tales efectos son re...

  14. Recommendations of technical specifications for ethanol and its blends (E6) and the infrastructure for their management in Mexico; Recomendaciones de especificaciones tecnicas para el etanol y sus mezclas (E6) y la infraestructura para su manejo en Mexico

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    next few years in Mexico. [Spanish] Este documento describe la importancia y los beneficios del uso de la mezcla bioetanol-gasolina como sustituto de la gasolina pura. Presenta datos del mercado mundial de etanol, asi como de los principales productores, procesos involucrados para diferentes materias primas e indicadores de productividad. Discute las principales propiedades a ser monitoreadas en el etanol y la importancia de cada una. Tambien revisa el impacto de la adicion de etanol en las gasolinas automotrices y la influencian de cada propiedad en el funcionamiento de los automoviles y el medio ambiente. Presenta un diagnostico de las especificaciones internacionales del etanol anhidro usadas en los Estados Unidos, Brasil y la Union Europea, asi como sugerencias de armonizacion para los limites de los principales parametros y para las metodologias, a partir de estudios publicados recientemente (White Paper- Bioetahnol Task Force y Guidelines to Ethanol from Worldwide Fuel Charter Committee). Incluye la especificacion de las gasolinas brasilenas, adicionadas con un 25% de etanol (E25). Sugiere una especificacion de etanol anhidro, asi como una especificacion para mezclas gasolina/etanol E6 para su implementacion en Mexico. Presenta una priorizacion de los metodos de prueba de laboratorio para el etanol y la gasolina mezclada con etanol en tres categorias, indicando las pruebas mas adecuadas para ser usados en diferentes puntos de la cadena de distribucion de los productos. Discute el impacto del etanol en las instalaciones de distribucion de los combustibles, acciones para el control de posibles problemas, seleccion de materiales y equipamiento, presenta procedimientos de seguridad y el proceso de mezcla gasolina/etanol. Describe tambien el sistema brasileno de produccion/distribucion de combustibles y la experiencia de este pais en el control de calidad de los combustibles a partir de la legislacion vigente. Se incluye un cuadro con los principales equipos, sus

  15. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the methanol stem bark extract of Prosopis africana.

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    Ayanwuyi, Lydia O; Yaro, Abdullahi H; Abodunde, Olajumoke M

    2010-03-01

    Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub. (Mimosoideae) is a shrub used for menstrual and general body pain in Nupe land in north central Nigeria. In this study, the methanol extract of the stem bark of Prosopis africana (at doses of 62.5, 125, and 250 mg/kg) was evaluated for analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities using acetic acid-induced writhing assay and carrageenan-induced inflammation in rats. The extract significantly (P 5000 mg/kg in rats. This study supports the folkloric claim of the use of Prosopis africana in the management of pain.

  16. Simulación de procesos híbridos de destilación-pervaporación para la deshidratación de soluciones acuosas de etanol

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    Arturo, Jaime; Rubio, Juan; Sánchez, Cesar

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    Se evaluaron procesos híbridos de separación destilación-pervaporación mediante simulaciones realizadas por el acople entre el simulador comercial de procesos químicos Aspen Plus 7.3® con Excel 2007® y Matlab R2012b®, se tomó como caso de estudio la deshidratación del etanol debido a la importancia que tiene este compuesto para la industria del alcohol carburante. La evaluación de los procesos híbridos se centró en el consumo de energía y los resultados fueron comparados con los o...

  17. Metabolismo Del Etanol: Comparación Del Efecto De Las Grasas Saturadas E Insaturadas En La Reducción De Problemas Hepáticos Inducidos Por El Alcohol

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    Carmona, Juan Carlos; Químico, B.S. in Chemistry Texas Wesleyan University, Especialista en Educación Ambiental Universidad El Bosque Profesor Asistente Bioquímica. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Manizales. e-mail:

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    El alcohol en su proceso metabólico, en el ser humano, aporta compuestos oxidantes altamente reactivos, el acetaldehído y los derivados de los citocromos son algunos de ellos. La reacción que estos compuestos hace con macromoléculas como lasproteínas y los lípidos son determinantes en diferentes desequilibrios bioquímicos. El consumo de grasas y de alcohol (términos alcohol, etanol y bebidas alcohólicas se emplean indiferentemente en este trabajo) en exceso está directamente relacionado con d...

  18. Optimización de las condiciones de fermentación para la producción de etanol de melaza de caña por Kluyveromyces marxianus CCEBI 2011

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    Odalys Rodríguez-Gámez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El alcohol, debido a sus múltiples usos, en particular como combustible renovable, ha devenido motivo de numerosas investigaciones en los últimos años con el propósito de mejorar la eficiencia económica de su producción. Una de las alternativas exploradas está relacionada con la búsqueda de levaduras termotolerantes y etanol-resistentes, capaces de superar las limitaciones que se presentan con las cepas tradicionalmente usadas de la especie Saccharomyces cerevisiae. El presente estudio se realizó con el objetivo de encontrar las condiciones óptimas de fermentación para la obtención de etanol de melazas de caña con la levadura termotolerante y pectinolítica Kluyveromyces marxianus CCEBI 2011, mediante el uso de la Metodología Superficie de Respuesta. Se utilizó un diseño compuesto central rotacional para la optimización de tres parámetros: concentración de iones hidrógeno (pH, temperatura y concentración de azúcares reductores totales. Los datos experimentales se ajustaron a un polinomio de segundo orden con un coeficiente R2 de 0,931. La temperatura y concentración de azúcares reductores fueron las variables cuya influencia resultó estadísticamente significativa (p < 0,05 sobre la producción de etanol. Las condiciones óptimas calculadas de la ecuación de regresión fueron: pH 4,55, temperatura 35,2 oC y concentración de azúcares reductores totales 105 g/L . Se obtuvieron valores experimentales promedio de productividad volumétrica, concentración de etanol y eficiencia de fermentación de 0,8 g/Lh, 53,1 g/L y 95,1 %, respectivamente, los cuales resultan compatibles con las exigencias de la producción industrial.

  19. Bilateral ovarian cystadenoma in a geriatric African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Hoby, Stefan; Aloisio, Fabio; Schumacher, Vanessa L

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    A 59-yr-old, captive female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) died of a cardiovascular collapse. Necropsy revealed bilateral replacement of the ovarian tissue by multiple cystic formations of up to 10 cm in diameter. The cysts were thin walled and filled with clear watery fluid. Smaller solid masses with an irregular surface projected from the wall of a few of the cysts. Histologically, the cystic structures were characterized by a single layer of well-differentiated cuboidal epithelial cells resting on a basement membrane. Occasionally the cysts contained nodular proliferations of single-layered, well-differentiated cuboidal epithelial cells forming anastomosing tubules and occasional papillary projections. The ovarian neoplasia was diagnosed as a bilateral multilocular serous ovarian cystadenoma. The nulliparous status and the advanced age may have contributed to the ovarian pathology.

  20. Exploratory rigid laparoscopy in an African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Sweet, Julia; Hendrickson, Dean A; Stetter, Mark; Neiffer, Donald L

    2014-12-01

    In March 2009, a 25-yr-old captive female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) underwent an exploratory laparoscopy after several weeks of diarrhea, submandibular and ventral edema, and swelling on medial and lateral aspects of all feet. Although there have been recent advances in laparoscopic vasectomies in free-ranging African elephants in South Africa utilizing specially designed rigid laparoscopes and insufflation devices, this was the first attempt at using these same techniques for an exploratory purpose. The elephant was sedated in a static restraint chute and remained standing for the duration of the procedure. Laparoscopy provided visibility of the dorsal abdomen, enabled collection of reproductive tract biopsies and peritoneal fluid samples, and allowed for instillation of antibiotics and crystalloid fluids directly into the abdominal cavity. Abdominal exploration, collection of tissue samples, and local therapy is possible via standing laparoscopy in megavertebrates.

  1. Obtención de Etanol y Biogás a Partir de Banano de Rechazo Biogas and Bioethanol Production from Non-Exportable Low Quality Banana

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    Carlos A Guevara

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se desarrolló un proceso fermentativo mediante hidrólisis endógena inducida para producir etanol a partir de banano verde no apto para exportación. El potencial de las vinazas también fue evaluado para obtener biogás. A escala de 1 litro se comparó la hidrólisis endógena inducida con la hidrólisis exógena usando enzimas comerciales, y la hidrólisis ácida tomando como punto de referencia el etanol producido en la fermentación. Con la hidrólisis endógena se obtuvo los mayores rendimientos y con esta metodología se realizaron fermentaciones a 15 litros Los rendimientos de etanol en promedio fueron 0.065 litros por kilogramo de banano verde y los del biogás fueron 2.24 litros por litro de vinaza. El proceso propuesto presenta rendimientos comparables con los de la fermentación de caña de azúcar. Además presenta ventajas, tales como su bajo costo, fácil operación y por ser una alternativa de solución ambientalmente compatible en el área del manejo de residuos de cosecha.In this study was developed a fermentative process to produce ethanol from green banana non optimal for exportation through one induced endogenous hydrolysis. The potential of the stillage to produce biogas was also evaluated. It was compared the induced endogenous hydrolysis, with the exogenous hydrolysis that uses commercial enzymes and the traditional acid hydrolysis done all of them in a final volume of 1 liter, the reference point was the ethanol produced in the fermentation process. The maximum performance was obtained with the endogenous hydrolysis and with these methodology fermentations at 15 liter as done. The average of ethanol produced was 0.065 liters from one kilogram of green banana and the biogas production was 2.24 liter per liter of stillage. The proposed process shows performance comparable with that obtained by sugar cane fermentation. Also the methodology demonstrated several advantages, such as low cost, simple to operate, and because it

  2. İmmobilize Hücrelerle Sürekli Etanol Fermentasyonu

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    Özçelik, Filiz; Dönmez, Sedat

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    Fermentasyon yoluyla etanol üretiminde klasik kesikli üretim yöntemlerinin yeterince ekonomik olmaması nedeniyle, sürekli üretim yöntemleri geliştirmek üzere yoğun çalışmalar yapılmaktadır. Bu çalışmalar kapsamında son 15 yıl içerisinde immobilize hücre teknolojisiyle gerçekleştirilen sürekli etanol fermentasyonu, klasik etanol fermentasyonuna göre çeşitli üstünlükler göstermektedir.

  3. Actividad antifúngica del extracto de etanol Schinus molle y el fluconazol sobre Candida albicans

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    Saravia León, Natalia; Guillinta Vallejos, Guido

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    Objetivo. Determinar la actividad antifúngica del extracto de etanol Schinus molle y fluconazol sobre Candida albicans. Material y métodos. El estudio es experimental y transversal. La planta se recolectó en el departamento de Huancavelica provincia de Junín, se utilizó las hojas para preparar el extracto etanolico de Schinus molle. Los discos de extracto de etanol Schinus molle se obtuvieron en la Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. El f...

  4. Pemisahan Campuran Etanol-Oktanol-Air dengan Metode Distilasi dalam Structured Packing

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    Adesya Abdullah

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Keberadaan bahan bakar minyak (BBM yang merupakan bahan bakar berbahan fosil sudah menjadi suatu kebutuhan utama masyarakat dunia, namun keberadaannya saat ini semakin menipis. Salah satu potensi yang relatif besar adalah pengembangan bioetanol menggunakan metode fermentasi ekstraktif. Hasil bioetanol dari metode fermentasi ekstraktif masih rendah, yaitu sekitar 15% sehingga diperlukan penelitian untuk pemurniannya. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah mendapatkan kadar etanol tertinggi dengan metode distilasi dalam structured packing. Dari hasil penelitian didapatkan pada variabel suhu 80ᵒC pada porositas 20%, 40% dan 60% didapatkan kadar etanol sebesar 88,24% ; 91,95% dan 85,85%.

  5. Síntesis de hidrogeles de acrilamida en soluciones acuosas de etanol

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    Luis Guillermo de Jesús García Sánchez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se realizó la polimerización de acrilamida en soluciones acuosas de etanol, variando la composición del etanol en la solución; obteniéndose tanto nanogeles como macrogeles. Se determinó la capacidad de absorber agua de los macrogeles; obteniéndose materiales que tienen una capacidad de absorber desde 40 y hasta 90 gramos de agua por gramo de xerogel y el tamaño de partícula de los nanogeles fueron desde 71 nm y hasta 463 nm.

  6. Effect of ethanol consumption on colon cancer in an experimental model Efecto de la ingesta de etanol en un modelo experimental de cáncer de colon

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    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Aims: the present study was designed to examine the effect of an ethanol supplement on experimental colon carcinogenesis. Material and methods: one hundred and ten 10-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups: group A (20 rats received no treatment. Group B (20 rats received a supplement of ethanol at 1.23 g/kg of body weight per day added to their drinking water for 24 weeks. Group C (30 rats received 18 weekly doses of dimethylhydrazine (DMH at 21 mg/kg of body weight from the beginning of the study. Group D (20 rats received ethylen-diamin-tetracetic acid (EDTA solution only for 18 weeks. Group E (20 rats received ethanol at the same dose as group B plus DMH injections at the same dose as the rats in group C from the beginning of the study. All experimental animals were sacrified after 25-27 weeks. Results: no significant differences in the number of rats that developed tumors, number of tumor-free animals, and number of tumors per rat, as well as in macro-microscopic tumoral findings were observed for animals in group C compared to animals in group E. Conclusions: we concluded that the addition of an ethanol supplement does not modify colorectal carcinogenesis using a dynamic model of tumor induction with DMH.Objetivos: el presente trabajo experimental fue diseñado para examinar el efecto de la adición de un suplemento de etanol oral en ratas, en la aparición y desarrollo de la carcinogénesis colónica. Material y métodos: se utilizaron un total de ciento diez ratas de la raza "Sprague-Dawley" de 10 semanas de vida, que se dividieron en 5 grupos: grupo A (20 ratas, sin tratamiento. Grupo B (20 ratas, con adición de etanol a la dosis de 1,23 g/kg peso al día, añadido al agua de bebida, durante 24 semanas. Grupo C (30 ratas, tratadas con 18 dosis semanales de dimetilhidracina (DMH a la dosis de 21 mg/kg peso, cada una, desde la semana 10 de vida. Grupo D (20 ratas, tratadas únicamente con solución de ácido etilen

  7. Diseño y puesta en marcha de un "sistema semicontinuo en dos etapas: hidrólisis • fermentación" para la producción de etanol a partir de almidón de papa usando simultáneamente Aspergillus nigery Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Amleto León Téllez

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el diseño y evaluación de las variables que gobiernan el sistem semicontinuo en dos etapas: hidrólisis fermentación para la producción de etanol a partir de almidón de papa usando simultáneamente Aspergillus niger y Saccharomyces cerevisiae, con resultados comparables a los del método clásico de monocultivo pero con tiempos de bioproducción inferiores. La hidrólisis del almidón y posterior fermentación produjo cantidades significativas de biomasa, azúcares simples, y enzimas como productos colaterales al etanol.

  8. Antioxidative, anti-inflammatory potentials and phytochemical profile of Commiphora africana(A. Rich.) Engl.(Burseraceae) and Loeseneriella africana(Willd.)(Celastraceae) stem leaves extracts

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    Moussa Compaoré; Roland Ng-Tiéro Meda; Sahabi Bakasso; Laurian Vlase; Martin Kiendrebeogo

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    Objective: To assess the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities as well as to determine the flavonoids and phenolic acids content of active fractions.Methods: Two medicinal plant samples were extracted successively in Soxhlet apparatus with n-hexane, dichloromethane, acetonitrile, ethyl acetate, methanol and n-butanol. Five methods were used to evaluate the antioxidant activity. Anti-inflammatory activity was done through the inhibition of the cyclooxygenase enzymes(COX-1 and COX-2).Polyphenolic compounds were analyzed by using a spectrophotometrical and high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry(HPLC-MS) methods.Results: The data showed that the stem leaves extracts of Commiphora africana and Loeseneriella africana possessed significant in vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Polar extracts had radical scavenging effects and they reduced iron(III). The prostaglandin production was significantly stopped by acetonitrile and methanol extracts.These biological activities were supported by some bioactive compounds quantified by using the HPLC-MS. p-Coumaric acid, ferulic acid, isoquercitrin, quercitrin, quercetin,rutin, kaempferol and apigenin were the most metabolites quantified.Conclusions: The present study may explain the effectiveness of plants in traditional medicine of Burkina Faso, singularly Commiphora africana and Loeseneriella africana.The next investigation was to sub-fractionate the methanol fraction in order to isolate new antioxidant and/or anti-inflammatory compounds.

  9. Monocapas de ácidos grasos I. Ácido esteárico sobre disoluciones acuosas de etanol

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    Rodríguez Patino, J. M.; de la Fuente Feria, J.; Gómez Herrera, C.

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    Monocapas de ácidos grasos. I. Acido esteárico sobre disoluciones acuosas de etanol. Se ha estudiado la estructura y estabilidad de monocapas de ácido esteárico esparcidas sobre disoluciones acuosas que contienen etanol. Las experiencias se han realizado en una iaalanza de superficie comercial tipo Langmuir y se ha operado en condiciones isotérmicas. Las monocapas presentan estructuras de tipo sólida o de líquido condensado en función de la concentración de etanol en la subíase. La estructura...

  10. Fermentación alcohólica con jugo de caña mezclado en Heriberto Duquesne

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron dos cepas industriales de Saccharomyces cerevisiae en la producción de etanol a partir de jugos en la Empresa Mielera Heriberto Duquesne de la provincia de Villa Clara. La cepa Turbo, de procedencia sueca y desarrollada con propósitos específicos de producción de etanol, alcanzó una concentración de etanol en el medio fermentado 36 % superior a la Collico de propósitos panaderos, en presencia de 0.1 g/L de fosfato y sulfato diamónico. En ausencia de las sales, estas concentraciones se redujeron en 71 y 52 %, respectivamente.

  11. Neuronal morphology in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) neocortex.

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    Jacobs, Bob; Lubs, Jessica; Hannan, Markus; Anderson, Kaeley; Butti, Camilla; Sherwood, Chet C; Hof, Patrick R; Manger, Paul R

    2011-01-01

    Virtually nothing is known about the morphology of cortical neurons in the elephant. To this end, the current study provides the first documentation of neuronal morphology in frontal and occipital regions of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). Cortical tissue from the perfusion-fixed brains of two free-ranging African elephants was stained with a modified Golgi technique. Neurons of different types (N=75), with a focus on superficial (i.e., layers II-III) pyramidal neurons, were quantified on a computer-assisted microscopy system using Neurolucida software. Qualitatively, elephant neocortex exhibited large, complex spiny neurons, many of which differed in morphology/orientation from typical primate and rodent pyramidal neurons. Elephant cortex exhibited a V-shaped arrangement of bifurcating apical dendritic bundles. Quantitatively, the dendrites of superficial pyramidal neurons in elephant frontal cortex were more complex than in occipital cortex. In comparison to human supragranular pyramidal neurons, elephant superficial pyramidal neurons exhibited similar overall basilar dendritic length, but the dendritic segments tended to be longer in the elephant with less intricate branching. Finally, elephant aspiny interneurons appeared to be morphologically consistent with other eutherian mammals. The current results thus elaborate on the evolutionary roots of Afrotherian brain organization and highlight unique aspects of neural architecture in elephants.

  12. Aktivitas Zymomonas mobilis pada produk etanol dari buah semu jambu mete (Anacardium occidentale dengan variasi sumber nitrogen

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    Full Text Available Mustofa A, Suranto. 2010. Aktivitas Zymomonas mobilis pada produk etanol daribuah semu jambu mete (Anacardium occidentale dengan variasi sumber nitrogen. Bioteknologi 7: 1-9. Penelitian ini bertujuan mengetahui kemampuan Zymomonas mobilis dalam memproduksi etanol melalui proses fermentasi batch (selama 24, 48 dan 72 jam, menggunakan sumber karbon sari buah jambu mete (varietas merah, hijau dan kuning dan sumber nitrogen berupa urea, ammonium sulfat, ekstrak kecambah kacang hijau dan ekstrak kacang koro (Mucuna pruriens. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa varietas buah jambu mete hijau dengan sumber nitrogen ammonium sulfat dan lama fermentasi 24 jam memberikan hasil etanol yang paling optimal. Pada perlakuan tersebut diperoleh nilai pH 5,87, kadar gula reduksi 7,64 g/100 mL (tingkat konsumsi 48,44%, jumlah bakteri 8,0x107 (µ = 0,154 dan etanol sebesar 33,02 g/L (Ye = 90,19%.

  13. Paz y seguridad humana en África: una visión desde la Unión Africana

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    Jerónimo Delgado

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan las diferentes iniciativas que ha tenido el continente africano en materia de solución de conflictos y consolidación de la paz desde la perspectiva de la seguridad humana. En la primera parte, se identifican los componentes de la seguridad humana y los factores de inseguridad a los que se exponen los individuos en África, para luego examinar los avances del marco legal de la Unión Africana en la prevención de conflictos con énfasis en la seguridad de los individuos.La segunda parte contiene un estudio de las medidas enmarcadas dentro de la seguridad humana con las que cuentan los estados africanos y la comunidad internacional para la adecuada protección de los individuos, mientras se da un acercamiento entre las partes del conflicto para alcanzar el fin de las hostilidades. Finalmente, se afirma que África reconoce que la seguridad de sus ciudadanos es viable si se entienda que ésta es una responsabilidad compartida por todo el continente, en donde el individuo juega un papel central.

  14. Uma Nota Sobre o Impacto do Preço do Açúcar, do Etanol e da Gasolina na Produção do Setor Sucroalcooleiro

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    André de Souza Melo

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho relaciona os mercados de açúcar, etanol e gasolina. O açúcar brasileiro se mostra consolidado no mercado internacional. O etanol também ganha destaque com a introdução dos veículos flex, surgindo umtrade-off entre a produção de etanol e açúcar de acordo com os preços das commodities e da gasolina. Utilizando o modelo de Vetores Autorregressivos, analisou-se como as ofertas de etanol e açúcar respondem a choques dos preços do etanol, açúcar e gasolina. Como resultado, o produtor reage mais fortemente a uma mudança no preço do açúcar do que no preço do etanol, demonstrando a preferência em produzir açúcar.

  15. Atravessar as fronteiras africanas – migração e mobilidade

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    Rodrigues, Cristina Udelsmann

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    O interesse académico e prático sobre as fronteiras africanas na actualidade é quase sempre rapidamente associado às crescentes vagas de migrações do continente para a Europa, envolvendo migrantes em condições de vida – e de atravessamento da própria fronteira – extremamente precárias. Contudo, a reflexão sobre as fronteiras africanas integra não só um conjunto amplo de outros assuntos – e mesmo de outros problemas – como se tem concentrado noutros períodos históricos de rel...

  16. The production of 'Kpaye'--a fermented condiment from Prosopis africana (Guill and Perr) Taub. Seeds.

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    Omafuvbe, B O; Abiose, S H; Adaraloye, O O

    1999-10-15

    'Kpaye', a fermented condiment from Prosopis africana seeds was produced using the traditional method. Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus pumilus were consistently isolated in the fermentations lasting 120 h. 'Kpaye'production involved a rise in pH, moisture content and total free amino acids while titratable acidity and reducing sugar decreased gradually after 24 h and 72 h of fermentation respectively.

  17. Notes on the chemical immobilisation and restraint of the Addo Elephant (Loxodonta Africana

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    E Young

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    Full Text Available The physiological response of Addo elephants (Loxo- donta africana to etorphine hydrochloride (M-99 and acetylpromazine maleate is discussed. As in the case of Kruger National Park elephants, the described dosage rates of drugs are highly effective for safe anaesthesia of these elephants.

  18. Efeito genotóxico do etanol em células da mucosa bucal

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    Reis Silvia Regina de Almeida

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O etanol é um dos agentes químicos relacionados ao desenvolvimento de neoplasias malignas bucais. Os micronúcleos são porções de cromatina que permanecem próximas ao núcleo, resultantes de mitoses aberrantes após a ação de agentes genotóxicos. Dessa forma, sua ocorrência reflete o grau de exposição celular a carcinógenos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a freqüência de micronúcleos em células esfoliadas da língua e da mucosa jugal de indivíduos dependentes químicos de etanol. A amostra constou de células esfoliadas da língua e da mucosa jugal de 40 indivíduos alcoólatras não fumantes e de 20 abstêmios de álcool e fumo. As células obtidas foram coradas pelo método de Feulgen e contracoradas pelo "Fast Green". Observou-se um aumento estatisticamente significativo da freqüência de micronúcleos em células esfoliadas da língua no grupo de indivíduos expostos ao etanol em relação ao grupo controle (p 0,05. Conclui-se, portanto, que o consumo excessivo de etanol promove alterações efetivas em células da mucosa bucal, mesmo na ausência de exposição ao fumo. Tais alterações apresentam-se mais expressivas no bordo lateral de língua, um sítio mais exposto à ação de carcinógenos quando comparado à mucosa jugal.

  19. Descripción de un caso de hiperplasia endometrial quística en una leona africana (Panthera leo) Description of a cystic endometrial hyperplasia case in an African lion (Panthera leo)

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    A.L. Migliorisi; A.T. Soto; M.V. Gómez; Laplace, R.; A. Massone

    2010-01-01

    En el presente trabajo, se describe un caso de hiperplasia endometrial quística en una leona africana (Panthera leo) de 13 años de edad aproximada, alojada en el Jardín Botánico y Zoológico de la ciudad de La Plata. El estudio anatómico, histopatológico y ultrasonográfico del aparato reproductor fueron realizados posteriormente a la ovariohisterectomía. Los principales hallazgos correspondieron a un proceso crónico de hiperplasia endometrial quística con infiltración linfoplasmocitaria, prese...

  20. Produção de etanol a partir de lactossoro industrial

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    Isanna M. Florêncio

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Entre os principais subprodutos do setor de laticínios se encontra o soro de queijo, obtido após precipitação da caseína do leite. Com o avanço da tecnologia a elaboração de queijos passou de um processo tradicional para um processo industrial no qual são produzidos diariamente milhares de litros de soro. A fermentação do soro do queijo objetivando a produção de etanol pode apresentar-se como alternativa tecnicamente viável pois, além de reduzir o potencial poluidor deste resíduo, ainda pode gerar um produto de maior valor agregado. Desta forma, o objetivo deste trabalho foi a obtenção do etanol utilizando-se o soro de queijo "tipo coalho", desproteinizado, como substrato para a levedura Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Foram utilizadas a ferramenta de planejamento fatorial e a análise de superfície de resposta para otimização do processo estudando-se diferentes concentrações de levedura e percentagens de sacarose. O melhor resultado foi obtido ao se adicionar 100 g L-1 de sacarose e 6,0 g L-1 de levedura ao soro obtendo-se uma porcentagem de conversão de substrato em etanol de 76,14%.

  1. KINETIKA REAKSI PADA PROSES PRODUKSI DIETIL ETER DARI ETANOL DENGAN KATALIS H-ZEOLIT

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    Widayat Widayat

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    Full Text Available DiEtil Eter diproduksi dari etanol dengan proses dehidrasi. Penelitian ini bertujuan untukmempelajari kinetika reaksi proses dehidrasi etanol dengan katalis H-zeolit. Katalis H-zeolitdisintesis dengan proses dealuminasi dan kalsinasi dan impregnasi dengan logam Al dan prosesreduksi dan kalsinasi. Proses produksi DiEtil Eter dilaksanakan dengan proses adsorpsi dan reaksikatalitik sedangkan proses studi kinetika reaksi menggunakan pendekatan Langmuir-Hinshelwood.Proses analisis kinetika reaksi menggunakan perangkat lunak MATLAB. Model kinetika reaksi prosesdehidrasi etanol menjadi DiEtil Eter dan etilen dengan katalis H-zeolit pada konsentrasi umpanetanol 85-95% dan rentang temperatur 140-240oC, dimana reaksi permukaan yang mengontrol reaksiglobal adalahDiEthyl Ether is produced by using ethanol dehydrationprocess. The objective of this research was to study the reaction kinetic of ethanol dehydrationprocess by H-zeolite catalyst from natural zeolite. The H-zeolite catalyst was prepared bydealumination, calcination, impregnation with Al and reduction processes. DiEthyl Ether productionwas produced by using adsorption-catalytic reaction. The kinetic study was did with MATLABsoftware. Kinetic model of ethanol dehydration processes into DiEthyl Ether and ethylene with Hzeolitecatalyst and ethanol feed concentration among 85-95% and temperature between 140-240oCunder surface reaction is shown by

  2. The fluidity of blood in African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Windberger, U; Plasenzotti, R; Voracek, Th

    2005-01-01

    The large cellular volume of erythrocytes and the increased plasma concentration of proteins in elephants are factors which potentially affect blood rheology adversely. To verify blood rheology, routine hemorheologic variables were analyzed in four African elephants (Loxodonta africana), housed in the zoo of Vienna. Whole blood viscosity at three different shear rates (WBV at low shear rate: WBV 0.7 s(-1) and WBV 2.4 s(-1); WBV at high shear rate: WBV 94 s(-1) done by LS30, Contraves) and erythrocyte aggregation (aggregation indices AI by LS30; aggregation indices M0, M1 by Myrenne aggregometer) were high (WBV 94 s(-1): 5.368 (5.246/5.648); WBV 2.4 s(-1): 16.291 (15.605/17.629); WBV 0.7 s(-1): 28.28 (25.537/32.173) mPa s; AI 2.4 s(-1): 0.25 (0.23/0.30); AI 0.7 s(-1): 0.24 (0.23/0.28); M0: 7.8 (6.4/8.4); M1: 30.2 (25/31)). Plasma viscosity (PV) was increased as well (1.865 (1.857/1.912) mPa s) compared to other mammalian species. These parameters would indicate a decrease in blood fluidity in elephants. However, erythrocyte rigidity (LORCA, Mechatronics) was decreased, which in contrast, has a promotive effect on peripheral perfusion. Blood rheology of the elephants was determined by a high whole blood and plasma viscosity as the result of pronounced erythrocyte aggregation and high plasma protein concentration. Thus, in the terminal vessels the resistance to flow will be increased. The large erythrocytes, which might impede blood flow further due to geometrical reasons, however, had a pronounced flexibility. We conclude that the effect of the increased inner resistance to peripheral blood flow was counteracted by the decreased rigidity of the erythrocytes to enable an adequate blood flow in African elephants.

  3. Pequeños productores, reestructuración y expansión de la palma africana en Chiapas

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    Héctor B. Fletes Ocón

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    Full Text Available En el contexto del dinamismo y contradicciones del sector agroalimentario, en la actualidad los pequeños productores son impulsados a emprender una reestructuración de sus prácticas productivas, a través de la plantación de cultivos orientados a biocombustibles, como el de la palma africana. En este artículo se analizan los procesos de reestructuración productiva, promovida por corpora-ciones de distinto origen y por el Estado, y las acciones realizadas por pequeños productores en un municipio con alta marginación, localizado en una región agroexportadora de Chiapas. Se revisan las contradicciones sociales y ambientales de este cambio y sus implicaciones a futuro, en términos del desarrollo agrícola y alimentario nacional. La expansión de este cultivo acentúa las desigualdades sociales, degrada los recursos naturales, utiliza mucha energía fósil, impulsa la concentración de la tierra, debilita los sistemas locales de provisión de alimentos y reduce los márgenes del valor generado en la cadena agroalimentaria para los pequeños productores.

  4. OPTIMASI YIELD ETIL P METOKSISINAMAT PADA EKSTRAKSI OLEORESIN KENCUR (Kaempferia galanga MENGGUNAKAN PELARUT ETANOL

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    Eko Setyawan

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    Full Text Available Kencur (Kaempferia galanga L. banyak digunakan sebagai bahan baku obat tradisional (jamu, fitofarmaka, industri kosmetika, industri makanan, dan industri insektisida. Minyak atsiri rimpang kencur mengandung etil sinnamat dan metil p-metoksi sinamat (EPMS. Ekstraksi oleoresin kencur dilakukan dengan etanol sebagai pelarut. Optimasi yield EPMS diteliti terhadap perbandingan massa serbuk kering kencur dan etanol dan waktu ekstraksi. Perbandingan kencur : etanol yang digunakan adalah 1 : 2, 1 : 3, dan 1 : 4. Waktu operasi yang digunakan adalah 2 s.d 5 jam. Tahapan proses ekstraksi oleoresin kencur adalah preparasi bahan, ekstraksi, evaporasi dan pemurnian. Oleoresin hasil ekstraksi dianalisis dengan uji GC-MS untuk mengetahui kandungan EPMS dan kandungan minyak atsiri lain dalam oleoresin kencur. Oleoresin hasil ekstraksi berwarna coklat tua dengan yield antara 6-8%. Kandungan EPMS dalam oleoresin bervariasi antara 67,77 hingga 87,57%. Massa oleoresin optimal hasil ekstraksi adalah 6,09 gram pada perbandingan kencur dan etanol 1:4 selama 4 jam. Pendekatan persamaan hasil ekperimen ekstraksi kencur dan etanol menghasilkan titik optimal EPMS pada waktu ekstraksi 3,62 dengan massa EPMS 6,04 gram Lesser galangal (Kaempferia galanga L. is widely used as a traditional medicine (herbal medicine, fitofarmaka, cosmetics industry, food industry, and insecticide industry. The essential oils in the Lesser galangal contain ethyl sinnamat and methyl p-methoxy cinnamic (EPMS. The oleoresin extraction of Lesser galangal was performed using ethanol as a solvent. Optimization of the EPMS yield was investigated to dry powder mass ratio of Lesser galangal and ethanol as well as the extraction time. The ratio of Lesser galangal : ethanol was  varied from 1: 2, 1: 3 and 1: 4. The chosen operating time were 2 to 5 hours. The procedure of the oleoresin extraction process of Lesser galangal includes the preparation of materials, extraction, evaporation and

  5. PENGARUH PEMBERIAN EKSTRAK ETANOL DAUN KELOR (Moringa oleifera L. TERHADAP AKTIVITAS ANALGESIK DAN ANTIINFLAMASI MELALUI EKSPRESI ENZIM SIKLOOKSIGENASE

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    Rini Sulistyawati

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    Full Text Available Kelor (Moringa oleifera L. contains flavonoid as a major of bioactive constituent. Quercetin as a flvonoid group inhibits COX-2 in inflammatory process. This study aimed to determine the effect of etanol extract of the kelor leaves on the analgesics and antiiinflamatory in mice. Etanol extract of the kelor leaves were evaluated for analgesics activity through writhing assay test at doses of 12.5; 25 and 50 mg/kgBW using Swiss albino mice. On the other hand antiinflammatory assay was performed by carrageenan induced paw edema of the etanol extract of the kelor leaves at 35; 70 and 140 mg/kgBW. Aspirin and sodiumdiclofenac were employeed as a standard for analgesic and antiinflammatory studies respectively. The result of the analysis show that etanol extract of the kelor leaves at doses 25 and 50 mg/kgBW decrease the number of writhing so that it have an analgesic power of 76.41±2.73% and 80.41±5.20%. Etanol extract of the kelor leaves at dosage 140 mg/kgBW show 24.30±2.960% antiinflammatory power and 46.37±6.434% on decreased COX-2 expression.

  6. Preparasi Bentonit Terpilar Alumina dari Bentonit Alam dan Pemanfaatannya sebagai Katalis pada Reaksi Dehidrasi Etanol, 1-Propanol serta 2-Propanol

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    Surya Lubis

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    Full Text Available Penelitian tentang modifikasi bentonit dari Kuala Dewa, Aceh Utara menjadi bentonit terpilar alumina dan uji aktivitasnya pada reaksi dehidrasi etanol, 1-propanol dan 2-propanol telah dilakukan. Bentonit alam (Ca-bentonit dimodifikasi melalui proses pertukaran kation menjadi Na-bentonit dan H-bentonit, kemudian dipilarisasi menggunakan AlCl3 dan NaOH menghasilkan bentonit terpilar alumina. Bentonit terpilar alumina yang diperoleh mempunyai luas permukaan spesifik (72,42 m2/gram yang lebih besar dibanding dengan bentonit tidak terpilar. Uji aktivitas katalitis bentonit terpilar alumina pada reaksi dehidrasi etanol, 1-propanol dan 2-propanol dilakukan pada suhu 200°C - 400°C. Suhu optimum reaksi dehidrasi etanol, 1-propanol dan 2-propanol menggunakan katalis bentonit terpilar alumina berturutturut adalah 250, 400 dan 200°C dengan konsentrasi dietil eter 25,44; 2,31 dan 3,29%. Aktivitas katalis bentonit terpilar alumina pada reaksi dehidrasi alkohol sesuai dengan urutan etanol > 2-propanol > 1-propanol. Kata kunci: bentonit terpilar alumina, dehidrasi, etanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol

  7. Evaluación de la etapa de prehidrólisis del bagazo de caña para la obtención de etanol en planta piloto

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    Marelys Medina-Estevez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudia la etapa de prehidrólisis del bagazo de la caña de azúcar en el proceso de obtención de etanol a partir de residuos lignocelulósicos. Se obtienen parámetros tecnológicos que permitan garantizar las condiciones óptimas de trabajo y aumentar el rendimiento de la etapa. Se cuenta con un modelo matemático que describe el comportamiento del material en estudio bajo diferentes condiciones de operación. Estos resultados, permiten disponer de toda la información requerida para acometer los estudios de inversión de plantas industriales, lo cual contribuirá a la solución de las necesidades crecientes de energía de la humanidad, de forma amigable con el medio ambiente.

  8. Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, and Wound Healing Properties of Kigelia africana (Lam. Beneth. and Strophanthus hispidus DC.

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    Christian Agyare

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Microbial infections of various types of wounds are a challenge to the treatment of wounds and wound healing. The study was to investigate antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of methanol leaf and stem bark extracts of Kigelia africana and methanol leaf and root extracts of Strophanthus hispidus and also to determine wound healing properties of the extracts. The antimicrobial activities of the methanol extracts were determined against two Gram-positive and two Gram-negative bacteria and a fungus using agar diffusion and micro-dilution methods. The antioxidant activity was determined using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl–hydrazyl (DPPH method. The influence of the extracts on rate of wound closure was investigated using the excision wound model and histopathological investigation of treated and untreated wound tissues performed. The MICs of leaf extract of K. africana against test organisms were 2.5–7.5 mg/mL and stem bark extract were 2.25–7.5 mg/mL. The leaf extract of S. hispidus had MIC range of 2.5–7.5 mg/mL and 2.5–10 mg/mL for root extract. The IC50 of leaf and stem bark extracts of K. africana were 56.9 and 13.7 μg/mL, respectively and leaf and root of S. hispidus were 49.8 and 45.1 μg/mL, respectively. K. africana extracts (7.5% w/w showed significant ( wound contraction at day 7 with 72% of wound closure whiles significant ( wound contractions were observed on day 11 for stem bark of K. africana, leaf and root extracts of S. hispidus. Wound tissues treated with the extracts showed improved collagenation, re-epitheliazition and rapid granulation formation compared with untreated wound tissues. The extracts were found to contain alkaloids, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, carbohydrates, and sapogenetic glycosides. The HPLC finger-printing of the extracts were developed. The leaf, stem bark and root extracts of K. africana and S. hispidus exhibited antimicrobial, antioxidant, and enhanced wound healing properties and these

  9. Dimethylhydrazine model is not appropriate for evaluating effect of ethanol on colorectal cancer El modelo de la dimetilhidrazina no sirve para evaluar el efecto del etanol sobre el cáncer colorrectal

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    M. Perše

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available 1,2 dimethylhydrazine (DMH rat model has been proven to be a valuable animal model of colorectal cancer. Because of its morphological similarity to human colorectal cancer, DMH rat model was used to produce information in histology and biochemistry of tumours development as well as on factors that retard or enhance tumorigenesis. Nevertheless, it has been shown that DMH model has limitations, which raise the question, whether experiments evaluating effect of ethanol on DMH model are ethically justified. In this paper authors summarize experimental results evaluating effect of ethanol consumption on DMH rat model with aim to prevent unnecessary duplication of animal experimentation or execution of ethically unjustified animal experiments in the future and to warn scientists that results from studies evaluating ethanol on DMH rat model can not be generalized to humans.Se ha observado que el modelo de la 1,2-dimetilhidrazina (DMH en la rata es un valioso modelo animal de cáncer colorrectal. Debido a su parecido morfológico con el cáncer colorrectal humano, el modelo de la DMH en la rata se ha empleado para conseguir información acerca de la histología y la bioquímica del desarrollo tumoral, además de sobre los factores que retrasan o potencian la tumorigénesis. No obstante, se ha visto que el modelo de la DMH tiene sus limitaciones, lo que lleva a preguntarse si están justificados, desde el punto de vista ético, los experimentos que evalúan el efecto del etanol sobre este modelo. En este documento, los autores resumen los resultados experimentales que evalúan el efecto del consumo de etanol sobre el modelo de la DMH en la rata con el fin de evitar la duplicación innecesaria de la experimentación animal o la ejecución de experimentos con animales sin justificación ética en el futuro, además de avisar a los científicos de que los resultados obtenidos de los estudios que han evaluado el etanol con el modelo de la DMH en la rata no

  10. CARACTERIZACIÓN AMBIENTAL DE LAS VINAZAS DE RESIDUOS DE CAÑA DE AZÚCAR RESULTANTES DE LA PRODUCCIÓN DE ETANOL

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    VANESSA ZÚÑIGA CERÓN

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    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo presenta los resultados de la caracterización ambiental de las vinazas resultantes de la producción de etanol de segunda generación a partir de dos fuentes: la primera, de substratos sintéticos producidos en el laboratorio que simulan las condiciones de los residuos de caña, y la segunda, a partir de los hidrolizados de residuos de caña de azúcar. Esto con el fin de identificar alternativas de tratamiento que disminuyan su impacto y potencial de contaminación. Se determinaron parámetros de importancia para la calidad de las mismas, como son Demanda Biológica de Oxígeno (DBO5, Demanda Química de Oxígeno (DQO, sólidos en suspensión, nitratos, fosfatos, etc. los cuales arrojaron una menor carga contaminante al compararse con las resultantes de otros procesos cuya materia prima es diferente. Sin embargo, contienen altos valores de DBO5 y DQO, así como de nitratos, fosfatos y sólidos totales, que exceden la legislación colombiana para vertimientos de efluentes.

  11. ANÁLISIS DE LA SOLUBILIDAD DE LA MEZCLA GASOLINA-ETANOL-AGUA A DIFERENTES PRESIONES Y TEMPERATURAS

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    En este artículo se presenta el efecto de pruebas de solubilidad hechas a mezclas gasolina-etanol-agua mediante ensayos de tolerancia al agua (temperatura de separación de fase) paramuestras de E10, E15, E20, E25 y E30. Adicionalmente, se estudia el efecto de la presión de vacíosobre la separación de la mezcla. Los resultados muestran que las temperaturas de separacióndependen inversamente de la cantidad de etanol en la mezcla combustible y directamente de lacantidad de agua en la misma. Así ...

  12. Estudio de la adaptación a estrés por etanol en cepas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Los mecanismos de tolerancia a etanol han sido ampliamente estudiados en la levadura Saccharomyces cerevisiae debido a su importancia en el sector industrial de bebidas fermentadas y obtención de biocombustibles, siendo las cepas de laboratorio las más utilizadas en los estudios experimentales. A pesar del gran número de estudios llevados a cabo, nuestra comprensión de la respuesta transcripcional y fisiológica al etanol continúa siendo limitada debido al uso de cepas no adecuadas para este...

  13. Enhanced seed dispersal of Prunus africana in fragmented and disturbed forests?

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    Farwig, Nina; Böhning-Gaese, Katrin; Bleher, Bärbel

    2006-03-01

    Forest destruction and disturbance can have long-term consequences for species diversity and ecosystem processes such as seed dispersal. Understanding these consequences is a crucial component of conserving vulnerable ecosystems. In the heavily fragmented and disturbed Kakamega Forest, western Kenya, we studied seed dispersal of Prunus africana (Rosaceae). In the main forest, five forest fragments, and differently disturbed sites, we quantified the overall frugivore community as an indicator for species diversity. Furthermore, we determined the frugivores on 28 fruiting P. africana trees, estimated seed dispersal, crop size and the general fruit availability of surrounding trees. During the overall frugivore census we recorded 49 frugivorous species; 36 of them were observed visiting P. africana trees and feeding on their fruits. Although overall frugivore species richness was 1.1 times lower in fragments than in main forest sites and 1.02 times higher in highly disturbed than in less disturbed sites, P. africana experienced 1.1 times higher numbers of frugivores in fragments than in main forest sites and 1.5 times higher numbers of frugivores in highly disturbed than in less disturbed sites. Correspondingly, seed dispersal was 1.5 times higher in fragments than in main forest sites and 1.5 times higher in more disturbed than less disturbed sites. Fruit availability of surrounding trees and crop size influenced the number of visitors to some degree. Thus, the number of dispersed seeds seemed to be slightly higher in fragmented and highly disturbed sites. This indicates that loss of single species does not necessarily lead to a decrease of ecosystem services. However, loss of diversity could be a problem in the long term, as a multitude of species might act as buffer against future environmental change.

  14. Aproximações brasileiras às filosofias africanas: caminhos desde uma ontologia Ubuntu

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    Wanderson Flor do Nascimento

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Este artigo objetiva discutir uma possibilidade de aproximação às filosofias africanas por meio de uma breve introdução da abordagem da ontologia ubuntu, categoria importante de algumas filosofias bantas sobre a humanidade dos humanos. Frente à ausência dos estudos sobre o pensamento filosófico africano em nosso país, resultado do racismo epistêmico, buscar possibilidades de entrada nesse campo de estudos é importante, seja pela tarefa de incrementar a história da filosofia com outros campos e lugares da produção filosófica, reagindo ao discurso racista sobre o continente africano e sua produção intelectual, seja para atender a determinação legal de inserir conteúdos de história e cultura africanas nos currículos dos ensinos fundamental e médio, o que demanda do ensino da filosofia o conhecimento de filosofias africanas. Palavras-chave: Ubuntu, Filosofias Africanas, Racismo Epistêmico, Ontologias Relacionais.   Abstract: This article aims to discuss the possibility of approach to African philosophies through a brief introduction of ubuntu ontology, an important category of some Bantu philosophies about the humanity of humans. Due to the lack of studies on African philosophical thought in Brazil, as a result of epistemic racism, it is important to seek input possibilities in this field of study in order to improve the dialogue of the history of philosophy with other fields. It is essential to react to the racist discourse on African continent as well as to its intellectual production in order to include African history and culture contents in the curricula of primary and secondary education. For this reason, the knowledge of African philosophies is thus essential to the teaching of philosophy. Keywords: Ubuntu, African Philosophies, Epistemic Racism, Relational Ontologies.

  15. Interactions of antibiotics and methanolic crude extracts of Afzelia Africana (Smith.) against drug resistance bacterial isolates.

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    Aiyegoro, Olayinka; Adewusi, Adekanmi; Oyedemi, Sunday; Akinpelu, David; Okoh, Anthony

    2011-01-01

    Infection due to multidrug resistance pathogens is difficult to manage due to bacterial virulence factors and because of a relatively limited choice of antimicrobial agents. Thus, it is imperative to discover fresh antimicrobials or new practices that are effective for the treatment of infectious diseases caused by drug-resistant microorganisms. The objective of this experiment is to investigate for synergistic outcomes when crude methanolic extract of the stem bark of Afzelia africana and antibiotics were combined against a panel of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains that have been implicated in infections. Standard microbiological protocols were used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of the extract and antibiotics, as well as to investigate the effect of combinations of the methanolic extract of A. africana stem bark and selected antibiotics using the time-kill assay method. The extract of Afzelia africana exhibited antibacterial activities against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria made up of environmental and standard strains at a screening concentration of 5 mg/mL. The MICs of the crude extracts and the antibiotics varied between 1 μg/mL and 5.0 mg/mL. Overall, synergistic response constituted about 63.79% of all manner of combinations of extract and antibiotics against all test organisms; antagonism was not detected among the 176 tests carried out. The extract from A. africana stem bark showed potentials of synergy in combination with antibiotics against strains of pathogenic bacteria. The detection of synergy between the extract and antibiotics demonstrates the potential of this plant as a source of antibiotic resistance modulating compounds.

  16. Evaluation of Prosopis africana Seed Gum as an Extended Release Polymer for Tablet Formulation

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    Nadaf, Sameer; Nnamani, Petra; Jadhav, Namdeo

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    In the present work, an attempt has been made to screen Prosopis africana seed gum (PG), anionic polymer for extended release tablet formulation. Different categories of drugs (charge basis) like diclofenac sodium (DS), chlorpheniramine maleate (CPM), and ibuprofen (IB) were compacted with PG and compared with different polymers (charge basis) like xanthan gum (XG), hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC-K100M), and chitosan (CP). For each drug, 12 batches of tablets were prepared by wet granul...

  17. [Chemical and DNA analyses for the products of a psychoactive plant, Voacanga africana].

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    Kikura-Hanajiri, Ruri; Maruyama, Takuro; Miyashita, Akinori; Goda, Yukihiro

    2009-08-01

    Voacanga africana (Apocynaceae) is a small tropical African tree. The root bark and seeds of this tree contain a number of alkaloids, including ibogaine (a hallucinogenic/aphrodisiac compound in bark), tabersonine (a major constituteent of seeds) and other voacanga alkaloids, traditionally used in Africa for religious purposes. Recently, some kinds of products containing this plant (root bark and seeds) have been distributed in the drug market in expectation of its hallucinogenic/aphrodisiac effects. There has been no report that has discussed quantitative analyses of these alkaloids in the products and their botanical origins. In this study, to investigate the trend of such a non-controlled psychotropic plant of abuse, a simultaneous analytical method was developed using LC/MS for the voacanga alkaloids including ibogaine and tabersonine in the commercial products of V. africana. Moreover, the botanical origins of these products were investigated by DNA analyses. As a result of the LC/MS analyses, the products were classified into two chemical types; an ibogaine-type and a tabersonine-type. The samples of the ibogaine-type contain ibogaine (0.05-0.6%) and other voacanga alkaloids; voacamine, voacamidine and voacangine, while those of the tabersonine-type mainly contain tabersonine (0.6-1.6%). The sequence analyses of chloroplast DNA, trnL-F region suggested that most of the products were derived from V. africana or closely related plants. They were classified into four genotypes based on nucleotide sequence of the trnL-F IGS region. The proposed methods of chemical and DNA analyses would be useful for investigating the trend in the distribution of the products of V. africana.

  18. Cenários prospectivos para o comércio internacional de etanol em 2020

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    Antonio Thiago Benedete da Silva

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Há crescentes pressões para que sejam adotados hábitos sustentáveis pela sociedade, o que impacta diversos mercados, incluindo os de energia. Combustíveis fósseis são fontes finitas, não renováveis e responsáveis por emissões consideráveis de CO2 na atmosfera. Nesse contexto, o etanol é apontado com umas das alternativas mais viáveis de fornecimento de energia limpa e renovável. O Brasil possui liderança tecnológica no setor devido ao lançamento do Proálcool na década de 1970. Nos anos 2000, o País despontou novamente na produção do biocombustível, passando a enfrentar concorrência maior de players norte-americanos e da União Europeia. Para o futuro, podem ser apontadas diversas incertezas que o setor enfrentará, sendo a prospecção baseada em cenários uma forma de modelar tais incertezas e auxiliar o desenvolvimento de estratégias robustas para as empresas que pretendem investir no setor. O objetivo neste trabalho foi desenvolver quatro cenários para o comércio internacional de etanol em 2020 e discutir as implicações para as estratégias empresariais. Para tanto, foi utilizado o método de elaboração de cenários em uma abordagem exploratória e qualitativa. Os cenários apresentados no estudo podem ser utilizados por empresas e diferentes stakeholders para testar opções estratégicas e de investimentos no setor de etanol.

  19. Detection of Self Incompatibility Genotypes in Prunus africana: Characterization, Evolution and Spatial Analysis.

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    Judith Ssali Nantongo

    Full Text Available In flowering plants, self-incompatibility is an effective genetic mechanism that prevents self-fertilization. Most Prunus tree species exhibit a homomorphic gametophytic self-incompatibility (GSI system, in which the pollen phenotype is encoded by its own haploid genome. To date, no identification of S-alleles had been done in Prunus africana, the only member of the genus in Africa. To identify S-RNase alleles and hence determine S-genotypes in African cherry (Prunus africana from Mabira Forest Reserve, Uganda, primers flanking the first and second intron were designed and these amplified two bands in most individuals. PCR bands on agarose indicated 26 and 8 different S-alleles for second and first intron respectively. Partial or full sequences were obtained for all these fragments. Comparison with published S-RNase data indicated that the amplified products were S-RNase alleles with very high interspecies homology despite the high intraspecific variation. Against expectations for a locus under balancing selection, frequency and spatial distribution of the alleles in a study plot was not random. Implications of the results to breeding efforts in the species are discussed, and mating experiments are strongly suggested to finally prove the functionality of SI in P. africana.

  20. Detection of Self Incompatibility Genotypes in Prunus africana: Characterization, Evolution and Spatial Analysis.

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    Nantongo, Judith Ssali; Eilu, Gerald; Geburek, Thomas; Schueler, Silvio; Konrad, Heino

    2016-01-01

    In flowering plants, self-incompatibility is an effective genetic mechanism that prevents self-fertilization. Most Prunus tree species exhibit a homomorphic gametophytic self-incompatibility (GSI) system, in which the pollen phenotype is encoded by its own haploid genome. To date, no identification of S-alleles had been done in Prunus africana, the only member of the genus in Africa. To identify S-RNase alleles and hence determine S-genotypes in African cherry (Prunus africana) from Mabira Forest Reserve, Uganda, primers flanking the first and second intron were designed and these amplified two bands in most individuals. PCR bands on agarose indicated 26 and 8 different S-alleles for second and first intron respectively. Partial or full sequences were obtained for all these fragments. Comparison with published S-RNase data indicated that the amplified products were S-RNase alleles with very high interspecies homology despite the high intraspecific variation. Against expectations for a locus under balancing selection, frequency and spatial distribution of the alleles in a study plot was not random. Implications of the results to breeding efforts in the species are discussed, and mating experiments are strongly suggested to finally prove the functionality of SI in P. africana.

  1. A inquietude de Eduardo Agualusa: Passado, identidade e transculturação na Literatura Africana

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    Waleska Rodrigues de Matos Oliveira Martins

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A Literatura Africana possui embates que dialogam com as crises da chamada Pós-modernidade. Uma delas é a questão da identidade. Com base na leitura do livro “O vendedor de Passados” (2004, pretende-se discutir sobre a multiplicidade identitária tanto de suas personagens, como da própria África, refletindo sobre o conceito de transculturação, identidade, revisitação do passado. Na obra do escritor angolano Eduardo Agualusa, a trama discursiva se mistura ao projeto inventado e transformado da realidade. Invenção, história, sonho e passado se reinventam para criar uma identidade africana no discurso da obra “O vendedor de Passados”. A perspectiva da transculturação surge para questionar paradigmas, para impulsionar outros pontos de partida da história. Literatura, História e Sociedade africanas se encontram em um cenário quase irreal, em que comprar um passado é ter outra identidade e assumi-la.

  2. Anti-Quorum Sensing Potential of Crude Kigelia africana Fruit Extracts

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    Hafizah Y. Chenia

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The increasing incidence of multidrug-resistant pathogens has stimulated the search for novel anti-virulence compounds. Although many phytochemicals show promising antimicrobial activity, their power lies in their anti-virulence properties. Thus the quorum sensing (QS inhibitory activity of four crude Kigelia africana fruit extracts was assessed qualitatively and quantitatively using the Chromobacterium violaceum and Agrobacterium tumefaciens biosensor systems. Inhibition of QS-controlled violacein production in C. violaceum was assayed using the qualitative agar diffusion assay as well as by quantifying violacein inhibition using K. africana extracts ranging from 0.31–8.2 mg/mL. Qualitative modulation of QS activity was investigated using the agar diffusion double ring assay. All four extracts showed varying levels of anti-QS activity with zones of violacein inhibition ranging from 9–10 mm. The effect on violacein inhibition was significant in the following order: hexane > dichloromethane > ethyl acetate > methanol. Inhibition was concentration-dependent, with the ≥90% inhibition being obtained with ≥1.3 mg/mL of the hexane extract. Both LuxI and LuxR activity were affected by crude extracts suggesting that the phytochemicals target both QS signal and receptor. K. africana extracts with their anti-QS activity, have the potential to be novel therapeutic agents, which might be important in reducing virulence and pathogenicity of drug-resistant bacteria in vivo.

  3. Biodiesel from the seed oil of Treculia africana with high free fatty acid content

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    Adewuyi, Adewale [Redeemer' s University, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Redemption City, Ogun State (Nigeria); Oderinde, Rotimi A.; Ojo, David F.K. [University of Ibadan, Industrial Unit, Department of Chemistry, Ibadan, Oyo State (Nigeria)

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    Oil was extracted from the seed of Treculia africana using hexane. The oil was characterized and used in the production of biodiesel. Biodiesel was produced from the seed oil of T. africana using a two-step reaction system. The first step was a pretreatment which involved the use of 2 % sulfuric acid in methanol, and secondly, transesterification reaction using KOH as catalyst. Saponification value of the oil was 201.70 {+-} 0.20 mg KOH/g, free fatty acid was 8.20 {+-} 0.50 %, while iodine value was 118.20 {+-} 0.50 g iodine/100 g. The most dominant fatty acid was C18:2 (44 %). The result of the method applied showed a conversion which has ester content above 98 %, flash point of 131 {+-} 1.30 C, and phosphorus content below 1 ppm in the biodiesel. The biodiesel produced exhibited properties that were in agreement with the European standard (EN 14214). This study showed that the high free fatty acid content of T. africana seed oil can be reduced in a one-step pretreatment of esterification reaction using H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} as catalyst. (orig.)

  4. Genetic identification of five strongyle nematode parasites in wild african elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    McLean, E R; Kinsella, J M; Chiyo, P; Obanda, V; Moss, C; Archie, E A

    2012-07-01

    African savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana) are an ecologically and economically important species in many African habitats. However, despite the importance of elephants, research on their parasites is limited, especially in wild populations. Currently, we lack genetic tools to identify elephant parasites. We present genetic markers from ribosomal DNA (rDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to identify five elephant-specific nematode parasites in the family Strongylidae: Murshidia linstowi, Murshidia longicaudata, Murshidia africana, Quilonia africana, and Khalilia sameera. We collected adult nematodes from feces deposited by wild elephants living in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Using both morphologic and genetic techniques, we found that the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region in rDNA provides a reliable marker to distinguish these species of strongyles. We found no evidence for cryptic genetic species within these morphologic species according to the cox-1 region of mtDNA. Levels of genetic diversity in strongyles from elephants were consistent with the genetic diversity seen within other strongyle species. We anticipate that these results will be a useful tool for identifying gastrointestinal nematode parasites in elephants.

  5. INGENIERIA METABOLICA PARA INCREMENTAR EL FLUX Y RENDIMIENTO DE ETANOL EN Escherichia coli ETANOLOGENICA

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    G. Huerta-Beristain; J. Utrilla-Carreri; G. Hernández-Chávez; Bolívar, F; Gosset, G; A. Martínez

    2005-01-01

    Se estudió el efecto de sobreexpresar genes del metabolismo de carbono sobre la velocidad específica (flux) de formación de etanol, en la cepa de Escherichia coli etanologénica KO11, la cual tiene integrado en el cromosoma los genes que codifican para las enzimas piruvato decarboxilasa (PdcZm) y la alcohol deshidrogenasa (AdhBZm) de Zymomonas mobilis. Los resultados muestran que en la cepa KO11, el control del flux de carbono está parcialmente fuera de la glucólisis y existe una actividad lim...

  6. Mezclas gasolina-etanol en motores de combustión interna en Colombia

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    En este trabajo se analiza el cambio sobre el desempeño y las emisiones de los motores encendidos por chispa cuando la gasolina es reemplazada por una mezcla de gasolina y etanol. Inicialmente se investiga la diferencia en las propiedades fisicoquímicas del combustible, y sus posibles efectos sobre el motor. Posteriormente se examina el efecto documentado del cambio de combustible en el desempeño y las emisiones del motor. Para llevar a cabo estos objetivos se realizó una revisión bibliográfi...

  7. Estudo da obtenção de extrato de gengibre (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) com etanol

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    Nadia Cristina Fernandes Correa

    2001-01-01

    Resumo: o gengibre (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) bem como o seu extrato, óleo essencial e oleoresina, é muito utilizado por contribuir com o sabor de uma variedade de alimentos. O extrato total ou a oleoresina que contém a característica aromatizante (óleo volátil) e pungente (gingeróis e shogaois), são obtidos geralmente por extração com solvente orgânico. O etanol é um solvente que extrai oleoresina dentro da faixa extraída pelos outros solventes e ainda permite um resíduo na oleoresina e...

  8. Influência do consumo de etanol nas glândulas salivares

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    Carrard, Vinicius Coelho et al.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Realizar uma revisão da literatura sobre os efeitos do consumo de etanol nas glândulas salivares. Fonte de dados: Foi realizada uma busca no banco de dados Medline, utilizando as palavras alcohol/ ethanol, salivary glands. Síntese dos dados: Tem sido observada na população uma elevação no consumo de bebidas alcoólicas pela população, ocasionando alterações em diversos sistemas. Aumento de volume das glândulas salivares e redução do fluxo salivar são freqüentes em indivíduos alcoolistas. Como a saliva tem propriedades protetoras, a redução do fluxo torna a boca mais suscetível a injúrias, como as relacionadas à cárie e à periodontite. Podem ser observadas alterações morfológicas, como acúmulo de tecido adiposo, hiperplasia dos ductos e redução da proporção de células acinares. O consumo de etanol é responsável ainda pela redução dos níveis de imunoglobulinas presentes na saliva. A degradação do etanol gera metabólitos tóxicos, como o acetaldeído, que podem modificar a função das glândulas salivares. Existe a possibilidade de a saliva redistribuir o acetaldeído na boca, potencializando o dano produzido pelo consumo de etanol. Além disso, outros mecanismos podem estar presentes, como redução das prostaglandinas, desnutrição, alterações do sistema imune e estresse oxidativo, este último envolvido na patogênese de uma série de doenças crônico-degenerativas, entre elas o câncer. Conclusões: Os pacientes alcoolistas devem receber uma atenção especial em relação aos cuidados bucais, pois suas condições locais e sistêmicas os tornam mais suscetíveis a doenças da boca, como cárie, periodontite e câncer.

  9. PARÁMETROS FISICOQUÍMICOS PARA LA SÍNTESIS DE ÁCIDO LÁCTICO O ETANOL DE LA BACTERIA (Corynebacterium glutamicum

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    ANGÉLICA CASTELLANOS

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    Full Text Available El interés por obtener productos para la industria de biocombustibles a partir de dese- chos agrícolas, conduce a la búsqueda de nuevos sistemas biotecnológicos resistentes y costo-efectivos. Corynebacterium glutamicum , es un microorganismo usado para producir amino-ácidos que crece en gran variedad de sustratos y es resistente durante la fermentación, a variaciones de pH, temperatura, presión osmótica y acumulación de alcohol, características que lo hacen candidato a ser mejorado para la síntesis de ácido láctico y etanol. Aún se desconocen aspectos de su fisiología que aumenten su eficiencia en convertir azúcares (C5 y C6 en estos dos metabolitos. Por tanto, este trabajo buscó identificar los parámetros fisicoquímicos que tuvieron un mayor efecto sobre crecimiento bacteriano y síntesis de ácido láctico o etanol en un sistema por lotes. Para lograr este objetivo, ocho variables fueron evaluadas en un modelo estadístico producido en erlenmeyer; con los resultados obtenidos, se hallaron las mejores condiciones que fue- ron puestas a prueba en un cultivo en biorreactor. La temperatura, concentración de biotina y azúcar fueron las variables de mayor impacto (p< 0,05. Usando las mejores condiciones, 36 °C; 6,1 mg/L de biotina y 50 g/L de glucosa, se obtiene una μ max de 0,394 h -1 , 16 g/L de ácido láctico a las 15 h del proceso con un rendimiento del 32%; observándose un mayor consumo de sustrato durante el crecimiento y poca disponibilidad para la fermentación, sugiriendo una alimentación del cultivo al final de la fase exponencial que aumente los rendimientos de producción.

  10. Sintesis Molibdenum Oksida Berpenyangga Silika sebagai Katalis pada Reaksi Oksidasi Etanol Menjadi Asetaldehida

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    Achyar Rasyidi

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Oksidasi etanol membentuk asetaldehida dengan menggunakan katalis molibdenum oksida berpenyangga silika oksida telah dilakukan. Preparasi katalis dilakukan dengan metode impregnasi dengan rasio Mo : Si 1 : 1, 3 : 1, 6 : 1, 9 : 1. Karakterisasi katalis dilakukan menggunakan X-Ray Difractometer (XRD. Hasil identifikasi menunjukkan bahwa komponen katalis yang telah dibuat mengandung kristal MoO3 dan SiO2. Uji kinerja katalis dilakukan terhadap reaksi oksidasi etanol menjadi asetaldehida. Reaksi oksidasi dilangsungkan dalam reaktor pipa lurus berunggun tetap yang beroperasi pada suhu 200oC, 225oC, 250oC, 275oC, 300oC, 325oC, dan 350oC pada tekanan atmosfir. Hasil uji kinerja menunjukkan bahwa konversi tertinggi diperoleh sebesar 91,99% pada temperatur 350oC menggunakan katalis dengan rasio Mo : Si = 9 : 1. Selektivitas tertinggi diperoleh sebesar 89,10% pada temperatur 200oC dengan rasio Mo : Si = 9 : 1. Yield tertinggi diperoleh sebesar 74,80% pada temperatur 350oC pada katalis dengan rasio Mo : Si = 9 : 1.

  11. Monocapas de ácidos grasos. I. Ácido esteárico sobre disoluciones acuosas de etanol

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    Full Text Available The structure and stability of fatty acid monolayers spread on aqueous solutions with ethanol has been studied. The experiments were carried out isothermically using a commercial Langmuir balance (Lauda. Monolayers exhibit solid or condensed liquid structure depending of the ethanol concentration in the subphase. Temperature has not a significant influence on the monolayer. Structure there is a loss of stearic acid film through solution into the adjacent subphase. This loss is increased with the temperature and ethanol concentration in the subphase.

    Monocapas de ácidos grasos. I. Acido esteárico sobre disoluciones acuosas de etanol. Se ha estudiado la estructura y estabilidad de monocapas de ácido esteárico esparcidas sobre disoluciones acuosas que contienen etanol. Las experiencias se han realizado en una balanza de superficie comercial tipo Langmuir y se ha operado en condiciones isotérmicas. Las monocapas presentan estructuras de tipo sólida o de líquido condensado en función de la concentración de etanol en la subfase. La estructura que adopta la monocapa es prácticamente independiente de la temperatura. La pérdida de moléculas de ácido esteárico de la monocapa por disolución en la subfase se incrementa a los valores más elevados de temperatura y de concentración de etanol.

  12. APLIKASI CRUDE ENZIM SELULASE DARI TONGKOL JAGUNG (Zea mays L PADA PRODUKSI ETANOL DENGAN METODE SIMULTANEOUS SACCHARIFICATION AND FERMENTATION (SSF

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    Ery Susiany Retnoningtyas

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    Full Text Available Tongkol jagung yang melimpah sebagai produk samping dari hasil pengolahan industri jagung pipilan, memberikan peluang untuk dimanfaatkan sebagai substrat dalam produksi crude enzim selulase. Crude enzim selulase dari tongkol jagung selanjutnya diaplikasikan pada produksi etanol dengan memanfaatkan tongkol jagung juga dengan metode simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mempelajari pengaruh volume crude enzim selulase terhadap kadar etanol, kinerja crude enzim selulase dalam memproduksi etanol dan membandingkan kinerjanya dengan crude enzim komersial. Penelitian ini terbagi dalam dua tahap yaitu : pretreatment tongkol jagung, dan fermentasi. Tongkol jagung yang sudah dikeringkan, dihaluskan hingga menjadi serbuk dengan ukuran 12 mesh, dan diberi perlakuan hidrolisis dengan uap panas (steam explosion selama 60 menit. Serbuk tongkol jagung difermentasi,dengan penambahan nutrisi, crude enzim selulase dan jamur Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proses fermentasi dilakukan pada suhu 30oC selama 120 jam, sedangkan pengamatan dilakukan setiap 24 jam. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan produksi etanol yang dihasilkan dengan menggunakan crude enzim selulase dan crude enzim komersial berturut-turut adalah 1,28 dan 2,89 %.

  13. Pengaruh Variasi Mikroorganisme dan Pelarut Dalam Produksi Etanol Dari Nira Tebu (Sachharum officinarum Dengan Proses Fermentasi Ekstraktif

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    Yusfa Anugrah Baihaki

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    Full Text Available Kebutuhan energi dari bahan bakar minyak bumi (BBM didunia semakin tahun mengalami peningkatan tajam. Salah satu energi alternatif yang didorong pemerintah Indonesia adalah dengan memproduksi bioetanol. Salah satu bahan yang sangat berpotensial sebagai bahan baku utama dalam pembuatan bioetanol adalah nira batang tebu. Upaya peningkatan produktivitas etanol dilakukan secara kontinyu dikarenakan pada fermentasi konvensional terdapat kendala pada produktivitas dan konsentrasi etanol yang rendah. Untuk itu perlu dilakukan penelitian untuk produksi etanol dengan keunggulan keterpaduan proses dan rendah energi yang selanjutnya dapat dijadikan sebagai dasar desain untuk rancang bangun skala industri kecil. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui performa terbaik dari variasi mikroorganisme dan pelarut yang digunakan dalam memproduksi etanol dengan proses fermentasi ekstraktif dan untuk mengetahui karakteristik kinerja sistem fermentasi kontinyu dalam bioreaktor packed bed dengan variasi mikroorganisme. Dalam penelitian ini digunakan macam variasi mikroorganisme Zymomonasmobilis A3 termutasi dan campuran Saccharomyces cerevisiae dan Pichiastipitis dengan sistem tanpa recycle dan pelarut n-Amyl Alcohol. Dari penelitian yang telah dilakukan diperoleh kesimpulan bahwa proses fermentasi kontinyu dan ekstraksi tanpa recycle menggunakan Zymomonas mobilis A3 dan pelarut n-Amyl Alkohol memberikan hasil produktivitas dan yield yang terbaik, yaitu sebesar 133,417 g/l.jam dan 35,049%.

  14. Estresse Isolado ou Associado ao Etanol Libera Prostanóides em Aorta de Ratos via ?2-Adrenoceptores

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    Rafaela de Fátima Ferreira Baptista

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Estresse e etanol são ambos, independentemente, importantes fatores de risco cardiovascular. Objetivo: avaliar o risco cardiovascular do consumo de etanol e exposição ao estresse, isolados e em associação, em ratos machos adultos. Métodos: Os ratos foram separados em quatro grupos: controle, etanol (20% na água de beber durante seis semanas, estresse (imobilização 1h dia/5 dias por semana/ 6 semanas e estresse/etanol. As curvas de concentração-resposta à noradrenalina - na ausência e na presença de ioimbina, L-NAME ou indometacina - ou fenilefrina foram determinadas em aortas torácicas com e sem endotélio. EC50 e resposta máxima (n = 8-12 foram comparadas através de ANOVA de dois fatores (two-way / método de Bonferroni. Resultados: Estresse ou estresse em associação com o consumo de etanol aumentaram as respostas máximas de noradrenalina em aortas intactas. Essa hiper-reatividade foi eliminada pela remoção do endotélio, ou pela presença da indometacina ou ioimbina, mas não foi alterada pela presença de L-NAME. Enquanto isso, o consumo de etanol não alterou a reatividade à noradrenalina. As respostas da fenilefrina em aortas com e sem endotélio também permaneceram inalteradas independentemente do protocolo. Conclusão: O estresse crônico aumentou as respostas aórticas dos ratos à noradrenalina. Esse efeito é dependente do endotélio vascular e envolve a liberação de prostanóides vasoconstritores através da estimulação de α-2 adrenoceptores endoteliais. Além disso, o consumo crônico de etanol pareceu não influenciar as respostas de noradrenalina em aorta de rato, nem modificar o aumento de tais respostas observadas em consequência da exposição ao estresse.

  15. KARAKTERISASI EKSTRAK ETANOL BIJI KLABET (Trigonella foenum-graecum L SEBAGAI TANAMAN OBAT PELANCAR ASI

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    Ani Isnawati

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    Full Text Available Abstract. Background. From the collection of data (SDKI in 2002-2003, it was found that the number of exclusive breastfeeding in infants below the age of two months covers only 64% of total infants. The most alarming facts was that 13% of infants under two months have been fed infant milk formula and one of three infants aged 2-3 months has been given additional food. A survey reveals that 38% of mothers stop giving breastfeeding because they cannot provide enough breast milk. Klabet (Trigonella foenum-graecum L. is a herbal  that is used in Europe as facilitating breast milk. Therefore, using Klabet as herba to facilitating breast milk is needed as extract requirement. In addition, this research considers characterization of Klabet extract as a first step to standardize Klabet extract. Method. Sample was extract of Klabet seed from East Java. To ensure the quality requirements of 50% ethanol extract from Klabet seed for herbal medicine, it had to meet the quality requirement guidelines established by BPOM. Examination includes non-specific parameter such as water content, total ash, total acid insoluble ash, and extract microscopic examination. In the other side, specific parameter includes content of dilute alkohol, content of dilute water, assay of Trigonelline and chemistry compound test. Result.Characteristic of 50 % ethanol extract from Klabet seed semen for non-specific parameter were water content 13,70%, total ash 1,16%, total acid insoluble ash 0,06% and loss on drying 20,59% , whereas characteristic of spesific parameter for content of dilute etanol 59,58%, content of dilute water 47,78%, and assay of total alkaloid with Trigonellin standard 9,72 %. Content of Chemistry coumpound are tannin, saponin, steroid,  sterol-triterpenoid, flavanoid, and  alkaloid Keywords: ethanol extract from Klabet seed, breast milk , trigonelline   Abstrak.  Submit : 05-04-2012  Review : 23-04-2012 Review : 23-04-2012 revisi : 04–09-2012 Latar

  16. Producción de etanol a partir de yuca en condiciones de alta concentración de sólidos (VHG.

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    Mabel Betariz Esquivia Mercado

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Título en ingles: Ethanol production from cassava using very high gravity conditions (VHGTítulo corto: Producción de etanol a partir de harina de yuca var. CopiblancaResumen: La investigación realizada evalúa el efecto del medio fermentativo y la concentración de azúcares iniciales sobre la producción de etanol en sistemas batch, cuando se emplean sacarificados de harina de yuca (Manihot esculenta, como fuente de carbono. El diseño experimental ejecutado fue de tipo bifactorial de efectos fijos y analiza la productividad de bioetanol en cuatro medios fermentativos diferentes, dos de los cuales se suplementaron con sacarificados de harina de yuca variedad Copiblanca. Las concentraciones de azúcares iniciales evaluadas en estos sustratos fueron de 250, 300 y 350 g/L. Estos tratamientos fermentativos fueron inoculados con una variedad etanologénica comercial de S. cerevisiae a una concentración de 0.05% (p/v. Las condiciones de proceso incluyeron un volumen final de 150 mL, una incubación a 35°C por 48 horas, agitación constante de 150 rpm y pH entre 4.0 y 4.5. Los sacarificados provenientes de esta variedad de yuca usados como fuente de carbono, mostraron ser excelentes sustratos para la obtención de etanol. Se evidenciaron aumentos de más del 500% en términos de productividad volumétrica con respecto al control experimental y se alcanzaron concentraciones finales de etanol del 14.7%v/v, asociadas a rendimientos producto/sustrato de 0,48 g/g y productividades de 2,4 g/L/h. Estos parámetros cinéticos fueron logrados con el medio fermentativo más simple evaluado, medio compuesto por los sacarificados como fuente de carbono y como única fuente nutricional, bajo concentraciones de azúcares iniciales de 250g/L; lo que demuestra la aptitud de estos sustratos para efectos de producción etanólica.Palabras clave: Bioetanol; sacarificados de harina de yuca;  fermentaciones con alto contenido de sólidos.Abstract: This research

  17. Efectos de la exposición crónica al etanol sobre el tráfico intracelular y citoesqueleto como factores implicados en la migración neuronal

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    El consumo de etanol durante la gestación puede inducir una serie de alteraciones graves en el desarrollo del feto, la manifestación más extrema da lugar al Síndrome Alcohólico Fetal (SAF). La exposición prenatal al alcohol es la causa conocida y, además evitable, más importante de retraso mental en el mundo occidental. Además de déficits cognitivos, los niños con SAF presentan múltiples anomalías estructurales en el sistema nervioso central, como reducción de la masa cerebral, y a nivel celu...

  18. VALIDEZ DEL MÉTODO EXTENDIDO DE HILDEBRAND EN LA PREDICCIÓN DE LAS SOLUBILIDADES DE IBUPROFÉN Y NAPROXÉN EN MEZCLAS PROPILENOGLICOL + ETANOL

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    Diana Pacheco

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available En la presente investigación, el Método Extendido de Solubilidad de Hildebrand (MESH, desarrollado por Martin y cols.,. se ha aplicado al estudio de la solubilidad del ibuprofén (IBP y del naproxén (NAP en mezclas binarias propilenoglicol + etanol a 298,15 K ± 0,05 K. Se  utilizaron los volúmenes molares aparentes de los solutos y las fracciones volumétricas de los solventes en las respectivas soluciones saturadas. Se encontró una adecuada capacidad predictiva del MESH al utilizar modelos polinómicos regulares de cuarto orden para IBP y de tercer orden para NAP, relacionando el parámetro de interacción W con el parámetro de solubilidad de las mezclas solventes. Sin embargo, las desviaciones obtenidas en la solubilidad estimada, respecto a los valores experimentales, fueron de magnitud semejante a las obtenidas al calcular esta propiedad directamente, utilizando regresiones empíricas de la solubilidad experimental de los fármacos en función del parámetro de solubilidad de las mezclas cosolventes.

  19. Potentials of leaves of Aspilia africana (Compositae in wound care: an experimental evaluation

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    Akah PA

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The potentials of the leaves of the haemorrhage plant, Aspilia africana C. D Adams (Compositae in wound care was evaluated using experimental models. A. africana, which is widespread in Africa, is used in traditional medicine to stop bleeding from wounds, clean the surfaces of sores, in the treatment of rheumatic pains, bee and scorpion stings and for removal of opacities and foreign bodies from the eyes. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the potentials for use of leaves of this plant in wound care. Methods The effect of the methanol extract (ME and the hexane (HF and methanol (MF fractions (obtained by cold maceration and graded solvent extraction respectively on bleeding/clotting time of fresh experimentally-induced wounds in rats, coagulation time of whole rat blood, growth of microbial wound contaminants and rate of healing of experimentally-induced wounds in rats were studied as well as the acute toxicity and lethality (LD50 of the methanol extract and phytochemical analysis of the extract and fractions. Results The extract and fractions significantly (P ME>HF. Also, the extract and fractions caused varying degrees of inhibition of the growth of clinical isolates of Pseudomonas fluorescens and Staphylococcus aureus, as well as typed strains of Ps. aeruginosa (ATCC 10145 and Staph. aureus (ATCC 12600, and reduced epithelialisation period of wounds experimentally-induced in rats. Acute toxicity and lethality (LD50 test in mice established an i.p LD50 of 894 mg/kg for the methanol extract (ME. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, resins, sterols, terpenoids and carbohydrates. Conclusion The leaves of A. africana possess constituents capable of arresting wound bleeding, inhibiting the growth of microbial wound contaminants and accelerating wound healing which suggest good potentials for use in wound care.

  20. Amino acid profile of raw and locally processed seeds of Prosopis africana and Ricinus communis: potential antidotes to protein malnutrition

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    Chidi U. Igwe

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Increasing incidence of malnutrition occasioned by high incidence of hunger,worsening food situation in the world, insufficient availability and high cost of animal protein sources, has necessitated extensive research into and use of alternative plant protein sources especially underexploited leguminous seeds.Methods: Flours from raw, boiled and fermented seeds of Prosopis africana and Ricinus communis were evaluated for crude protein and amino acid (AA profiles, and their protein qualities determined. Results: Fermentation improved the protein contents of raw seeds of P. africana and R. communis by 18.70% and 3.95% respectively. In the raw and fermented P. africana seeds, glutamate at 132.60 ± 1.30 and 182.70 ± 3.02 mg/g crude protein (mg/gcp was the most abundant amino acid (AA, while leucine (62.80 ± 0.60 and 79.50 ± 2.01 mg/gcp was the most concentrated essential amino acid (EAA. Aspartate (151.90 ± 2.01 and 170.10 ± 2.00 mg/gcp and arginine (72.80 ± 2.01 and 78.60 ± 2.00 mg/gcp were the most concentrated and abundant non-essential amino acid (NEAA and EAA in the raw and fermented samples of R. communisrespectively. The total AA concentrations (mg/gcp of raw and fermented P. africana were 733.00 and 962.60 respectively, while those of R. communis were 823.50 and 894.10 respectively. The total EAA contents (mg/gcp for P. africana were 311.00 (raw and 404.50 (fermented, and for R. communis; 401.10 (raw and 430.30 (fermented. Threonine was the limiting EAA in raw and fermented P. africana, whereas lysine was the limiting EAA in R. communis raw sample. Fermentation significantly (p<0.05 increased the individual AA compositions of P. africana and R. communis by 94% and 53% respectively, while boiling reduced these parameters significantly (p<0.05 by 47% and 82% respectively. Conclusion: P. africana and R. communis seeds are potentially important plant sources of protein and essential amino acids, and so could be of great

  1. El cambio del clima y la barrera biogeográfica del estrecho de Gibraltar para las aves africanas

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    Chamorro, Darío; Olivero,Jesús; Real, Raimundo; Muñoz, Antonio Román

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    El reciente cambio del clima está afectando a la distribución de las especies, siendo habitual que se provoquen desplazamientos latitudinales. En el estrecho de Gibraltar, frontera biogeográica que separa la biota africana de la europea y, a su vez, puente de migración para muchas especies, estos cambios son de especial importancia. En esta investigación se han recopilado los registros homologados en España de varias especies de rapaces típicamente africanas que comienzan a observarse en E...

  2. [Treatment of prostatic disorders with a combination of Prunus africana and benzidamine].

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    Ahmad Samhan, K

    1980-01-01

    A combination of Prunus africana and benzidamine has been administered to thirty-seven patients suffering from several prostate processes, with a predominance of prostatites and prostate adenoma into first two phases in the male and pseudoprostatism in the female. The patients' ages ranged between 28 and 82 years. Good results were achieved in 90% of the cases and there was perfect tolerance in 85%. The authors explain the methods of study and discuss the results. As there are no toxic or hormone risks, their final conclusion is to recommend this combination for prostate patients before attempting any other solution.

  3. Identification of components of Prunus africana extract that inhibit lipid peroxidation.

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    Hass, M A; Nowak, D M; Leonova, E; Levin, R M; Longhurst, P A

    1999-11-01

    Extractive and chromatographic separations were performed on V-1326, a chloroform extract from the bark of Prunus africana (also referred to as Pygeum africanum), which is used to treat the symptoms associated with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). The relative amounts of eleven identified constituents in crude V-1326 and in separated fractions were determined using gas chromatographic analysis. The ability of V-1326 and its separated fractions to inhibit ferrous ion-induced stimulation of lipid peroxidation in microsomal preparations from rabbit livers was evaluated. The extract, V-1326, and fractions containing high levels of myristic acid potently inhibited lipid peroxidation.

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

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    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.

  5. Microbiology of the external ear canal in six African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Chinnadurai, S K; Suedmeyer, W K; Fales, W H

    2009-02-21

    Samples collected from both external ear canals of six adult female African elephants (Loxodonta africana) were cultured for fungi, yeasts and aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. All the samples produced heavy growths of several aerobic bacteria, but anaerobic bacteria were rare and no fungi or yeasts were isolated. The most common bacterium isolated was Staphylococcus epidermidis, which was cultured from 11 of the 12 ears. Acinetobacter calcoaceticus lwoffi, alpha-haemolytic Streptococcus and Corynebacterium species, and Aeromonas caviae were all isolated from at least six of the 12 ears.

  6. Influencia do etanol na solubilidade de hidrocarbonetos monoaromaticos em aquiferos contaminados com gasolina

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    Fernandes,Marilda

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnologico O derramamento de gasolina a partir de tanques de armazenamento subterrâneos é uma grande preocupação para a proteção ambiental. O benzeno, tolueno e xilenos são os compostos mais solúveis em água presentes na gasolina e são produtos tóxicos. Por serem solúveis, estes compostos podem atingir o lençol freático afetando as reservas hídricas e impossibilitando o uso da água para consumo humano. O uso do etanol...

  7. In memoriam: Cristiana Patta, DVM, 1958-2012, Virologa ed esperta di peste suina africana e malattie esotiche

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    Anon.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Il mondo della veterinaria è profondamente costernato per la scomparsa prematura di Cristiana Patta, Dirigente dell’Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna.Valente virologa di rilevanza nazionale ed internazionale, si è sempre distinta, nel corso della sua intensa seppure troppo breve esistenza, per competenza e professionalità. Ha iniziato la sua attività come ricercatrice presso l’Istituto di Sassari nel settore delle malattie virali degli animali. Ha conseguito la Specializzazionein microbiologia e virologia con indirizzo in tecniche microbiologiche e virologiche presso la Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia dell’Università di Sassari. L’approfondimento delle sue competenze ha poi riguardato i principali aspetti delle malattie esotiche, dalla diagnosi al loro controllo, e la pianificazione e gestione dei piani di eradicazione delle principali malattie infettive sottoposte a controllo a livello comunitario (pesti suine, brucellosi, tubercolosi, blue tongue.Le conoscenze che ha avuto modo di acquisire nella lotta alle pesti suine ed in particolare alla peste suina africana, hanno fatto si che diventasse una esperta a livello nazionale ed internazionale nel settore del controllo di questa malattia. È in tale veste che ha ricoperto il ruolo di un membro del roster degli esperti del Ministero della Salute e della Commissione Europea. Ha contribuito a numerosi progetti di ricerca europei ed è stata invitata, in qualità di relatore, in numerosi consessi scientifici promossi dalle Istituzioni internazionali quali OIE, FAO ed UE.Cristiana Patta ha collaborato in varie circostanze, con la sua autorevole presenza, anche alle iniziative formative che l’Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale” di Teramo ha promosso in qualità di Centro di Collaborazione OIE per la Formazione Veterinaria, l’Epidemiologia, la Sicurezza Alimentare e il Benessere Animale, offrendo il suo contributo in

  8. Determinación de la solubilidad de Etanol Anhidro y Etanol Acuoso en gasolina sintética y gasolina refinada y la tolerencia de agua a 298,15 k, 308,15 k y 318,15 k

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    Trujillo Ponce, Ramón Ignacio

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    En el presente proyecto de investigación se determinó la solubilidad de agua en las mezclas. Se estudiaron los equilibrios líquido-líquido de sistemas ternarios formados por isooctano-m-xileno-etanol acuosos (95.6% peso); gasolina sintética-etano-agua y gasolina magna-etanol-agua; y adicionalmente determinando el efecto de un aditivo (alcohol terbutílico) presente en el sistema gasolina-etanol. Los datos obtneidos permitieron la construcción de las curvas binodales y líneas de unión de estos ...

  9. Effects of Particle Size on the Thermal Properties of Sawdust, Corncobs and Prosopis Africana Charcoal Briquettes.

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    Tokan, A

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The thermal properties of Sawdust, Corncobs and Prosopis Africana Charcoal briquettes were studied as a function of particle size. The particle sizes were 300, 425, 600, 1180 and 2000µm. The sieved materials were compressed into briquettes and pellets. The pellets were 12.5mm diameter and 13mm in length. The properties determined were moisture content, ash content and calorific value. The calorific value for Sawdust particle were 300µm =16.04MJ/kg and 2000µm = 17.82MJ/kg which indicates an increased with increase in particle size. For Corncobs the calorific value also rises from 16.63MJ/kg to 17.51MJ/kg for 300 µm and 2000 µm respectively. In the same vain Prosopis Africana charcoal gives 24.94MJ/kg for 300µm size and 29.67MJ/kg for 2000µm. It was observed that for all the materials investigated, an increase in particle size was accompanied by higher energy output.

  10. Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Screening of Flavanones and Chalcones from Galenia africana and Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis.

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    Ticha, Lawrence A; Klaasen, Jeremy A; Green, Ivan R; Naidoo, Sivapregasen; Baker, Bienyameen; Pietersen, Ray-Dean

    2015-07-01

    This study focused on an 80% ethanol:water extract of Galenia africana and Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis in which a phytochemical study revealed the presence of flavonoids as the major secondary plant metabolites. Eleven pure flavonoids viz., (E)-2',4'-dihydroxychalcone 1, (S)-7-hydroxyflavanone 2, (E)-2',4'-dihydroxy-2,3-dihydrochalcone 3, (S)-5,7-dihydroxyflavanone 4, (S)-2',5,7,-trihydroxyflavanone 5, (S)-5,7-dihydroxy-2'-methoxyflavanone 6, 5,7-dihydroxy-4H-chromen-4-one 7, (S)-5-hydroxy-7-methoxyflavanone 8 and (E)-2-hydroxy-3',6'-dimethoxychalcone 9 were isolated from G. africana, while [sakuranetin] (S)-4',5-dihydroxy-7-methoxyflavanone 10 and [eriodictyol-3',7-dimethyl ether] (S)-4',5-dihydroxy-3',7-dimethoxyflavanone 11 were isolated from D. rhinocerotis. Compounds 6 and 9 are new while this is the first reported isolation of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 from these plants. All isolated compounds were tested for their antimycobacterial activity against the reference strain Mtb H37Rv. The most active compound, 9, demonstrated a MIC99 of 5 μM against Mtb H37Rv American Type Culture (ATCC) and (ATCC27294), which were also sensitive to Isoniazid (INH) and Rifampicin. The antibacterial activity of 9 might be ascribed to the presence of features such as the α,β-unsaturated ketone and the substitution patterns on the A and B rings.

  11. EVALUATION OF CEMENT-BONDED PARTICLE BOARD PRODUCED FROM AFZELIA AFRICANA WOOD RESIDUES

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    OLUFEMI A. SOTANNDE

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The study was design to evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of cement-bonded particleboards produced from Afzelia africana wood residues. The production variables investigated were three wood particle types (flakes, flake-sawdust mix and sawdust, three chemical accelerators (CaCl2, MgCl2 and AlCl3 and four wood-cement ratios (1:2.0, 1:2.5, 1:3.0 and 1:3.5. The accelerators were based on 2% by weight of cement used. The boards produced were subjected to physical tests such as density, percentage water absorption and thickness swelling. Mechanical properties evaluated were modulus of rupture, internal bonding strength and compressive strength. The results revealed that the type of particle used, wood-cement ratio and chemical additives had a marked influence on the physical and mechanical properties of the boards (p < 0.05. From quality view point, flake-sawdust composite ranked best while flake boards ranked least. Similarly, CaCl2 had the best influence on the setting of the boards followed by MgCl2 and AlCl3. Finally, it has been shown that particle boards that satisfied the BISON type HZ requirement and ISO 8335 can be produced from Afzelia africana particularly at wood-cement of 1:2.5 and above.

  12. Chromosome analysis in the Kruger National Park: Mitotic and meiotic studies in the African elephant loxodonta africana

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    C. Wallace

    1978-09-01

    Full Text Available The present report is published because of the paucity of publication on the mitotic chromosomes of the African elephant Loxodonta africana, and because it is the fisrt study in which the meiotic chromosomes of the species are described.

  13. Literaturas africanas de expressão portuguesa : o século XIX : belas-letras e realismo

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    Laranjeira, Pires

    1996-01-01

    Académico - Licenciaturas As influências do Romantismo, do Realismo, do Simbolismo e de outros ismos nas literaturas africanas oitocentistas, nomeadamente na angolana, cabo-verdiana, são-tomense e moçambicana. Alguns exemplos de textos e temáticas. Depoimento de Ana Mafalda Leite, professora da Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa.

  14. ANÁLISIS DE LA SOLUBILIDAD DE LA MEZCLA GASOLINA-ETANOL-AGUA A DIFERENTES PRESIONES Y TEMPERATURAS

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    Michael Fernando Rondón

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el efecto de pruebas de solubilidad hechas a mezclas gasolina-etanol-agua mediante ensayos de tolerancia al agua (temperatura de separación de fase paramuestras de E10, E15, E20, E25 y E30. Adicionalmente, se estudia el efecto de la presión de vacíosobre la separación de la mezcla. Los resultados muestran que las temperaturas de separacióndependen inversamente de la cantidad de etanol en la mezcla combustible y directamente de lacantidad de agua en la misma. Así mismo, se encontró que la influencia de la presión de vacío esmínima cuando la mezcla combustible se encuentra en estado líquido.

  15. Efeitos da exposição de curta e longa duração ao etanol

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    Ferreira, Vania Maria Moraes

    2000-01-01

    Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Biológicas. A participação das vias nitrérgicas e dos [receptores glutamatérgicos] ionotrópicos nos efeitos da exposição de curta e longa duração ao [etanol] foi avaliada no [hipocampo] de ratos. Inibidor e estimuladores das vias nitrérgicas indicam que estas vias opõem-se ao efeito [ansiolítico] do etanol e podem ter um papel importante no desenvolvimento da dependência ao álcool. A exposição de longa duração a...

  16. Impactos do controle do preço da gasolina sobre o etanol biocombustível no Brasil

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    Cinthia Cabral da Costa

    Full Text Available Resumo Este trabalho estimou os efeitos do controle de preço da gasolina A sobre os preços do etanol hidratado e da gasolina C no Brasil. Para isto, foram estimados os preços que teriam prevalecido sem a intervenção. Os resultados mostram que a intervenção do governo no preço da gasolina beneficiou a produção do etanol hidratado por manter seu preço 9% acima do que poderia ter ocorrido, em média, no período 2006 a 2010. No período 2011 a 2014, a intervenção governamental reduziu o preço da gasolina, afetando negativamente o preço do etanol hidratado (7% abaixo do preço estimado e sua produção, além da saúde financeira da empresa estatal ofertante de gasolina A. Em 2015, o governo restringiu a internalização de reduções no preço internacional da gasolina, mantendo o preço doméstico 7% acima do esperado, e prejudicando a competitividade de setores da economia brasileira demandantes de combustível fóssil como insumo de produção.

  17. Conservation priorities for Prunus africana defined with the aid of spatial analysis of genetic data and climatic variables.

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    Barbara Vinceti

    Full Text Available Conservation priorities for Prunus africana, a tree species found across Afromontane regions, which is of great commercial interest internationally and of local value for rural communities, were defined with the aid of spatial analyses applied to a set of georeferenced molecular marker data (chloroplast and nuclear microsatellites from 32 populations in 9 African countries. Two approaches for the selection of priority populations for conservation were used, differing in the way they optimize representation of intra-specific diversity of P. africana across a minimum number of populations. The first method (S1 was aimed at maximizing genetic diversity of the conservation units and their distinctiveness with regard to climatic conditions, the second method (S2 at optimizing representativeness of the genetic diversity found throughout the species' range. Populations in East African countries (especially Kenya and Tanzania were found to be of great conservation value, as suggested by previous findings. These populations are complemented by those in Madagascar and Cameroon. The combination of the two methods for prioritization led to the identification of a set of 6 priority populations. The potential distribution of P. africana was then modeled based on a dataset of 1,500 georeferenced observations. This enabled an assessment of whether the priority populations identified are exposed to threats from agricultural expansion and climate change, and whether they are located within the boundaries of protected areas. The range of the species has been affected by past climate change and the modeled distribution of P. africana indicates that the species is likely to be negatively affected in future, with an expected decrease in distribution by 2050. Based on these insights, further research at the regional and national scale is recommended, in order to strengthen P. africana conservation efforts.

  18. Conservation priorities for Prunus africana defined with the aid of spatial analysis of genetic data and climatic variables.

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    Vinceti, Barbara; Loo, Judy; Gaisberger, Hannes; van Zonneveld, Maarten J; Schueler, Silvio; Konrad, Heino; Kadu, Caroline A C; Geburek, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    Conservation priorities for Prunus africana, a tree species found across Afromontane regions, which is of great commercial interest internationally and of local value for rural communities, were defined with the aid of spatial analyses applied to a set of georeferenced molecular marker data (chloroplast and nuclear microsatellites) from 32 populations in 9 African countries. Two approaches for the selection of priority populations for conservation were used, differing in the way they optimize representation of intra-specific diversity of P. africana across a minimum number of populations. The first method (S1) was aimed at maximizing genetic diversity of the conservation units and their distinctiveness with regard to climatic conditions, the second method (S2) at optimizing representativeness of the genetic diversity found throughout the species' range. Populations in East African countries (especially Kenya and Tanzania) were found to be of great conservation value, as suggested by previous findings. These populations are complemented by those in Madagascar and Cameroon. The combination of the two methods for prioritization led to the identification of a set of 6 priority populations. The potential distribution of P. africana was then modeled based on a dataset of 1,500 georeferenced observations. This enabled an assessment of whether the priority populations identified are exposed to threats from agricultural expansion and climate change, and whether they are located within the boundaries of protected areas. The range of the species has been affected by past climate change and the modeled distribution of P. africana indicates that the species is likely to be negatively affected in future, with an expected decrease in distribution by 2050. Based on these insights, further research at the regional and national scale is recommended, in order to strengthen P. africana conservation efforts.

  19. Producción de etanol a partir de cebada no malteada hidrolizada con a y b amilasas comerciales

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    Herberth Espitia-Rivera

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Ethanol production from hydrolyzed unmalted barley using commercial a- and b-amylase. Objective. To find the optimumconcentration of commercial a- and b-amylase for the obtainment of ethanol from unmalted barley. Materials and methods. Unmaltedbarley was hydrolyzed using various concentrations of commercial a- and b-amylase (Genencor International, following conditionsestablished by the manufacturer. The products of hydrolysis were used as substrates for the production of ethanol by Saccharomycescerevisiae. In addition, a reference assay was performed using malted barley following the conditions established by the distillery.Results. The percentage of starch hydrolysis was 89.4% when adding a-and b-amylase at a concentration of 1 g L-1. Moreover, thisconcentration of amylases yielded a maximum ethanol production (5.02 % significantly higher than when malted barley was used (3.76%. Conclusions. It was demonstrated that ethanol can be obtained from starch of unmalted barley by adding commercial a- and b-amylase. However, optimization of the process is required due to the higher costs when compared to the traditional process with maltedbarley.

  20. Aprendendo yorubá nas redes educativas dos terreiros: história, culturas africanas e enfrentamento da intolerância nas escolas.

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    STELA GUEDES CAPUTO

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta algunos resultados de la investigación sobre cómo los niños y jóvenes aprenden yoruba , una lengua africana viva practicada en candomblé en Brasil. El estudio se realizó en una casa de candomblé en la Baixada Fluminense, en Río de Janeiro, desde abril de 2012 hasta septiembre de 2013. Comparte la misma comprensión de Alves (2010, para quien las paredes de la escuela son creaciones imaginarias y todos aprenden dentro y fuera de las mismas, es decir, en las redes educativas. Entendemos las casas de candomblé como parte de estas redes, con sus comidas, hojas, mitos, artefactos. El yoruba impregna todos estos conocimientos como una cadena del lenguaje que ilumina, organiza y mantiene la comunicación de los miembros de esta comunidad. La investigación también nos mostró que el conocimiento de estas culturas –incluidas sus lenguas– puede sugerir pistas para la enseñanza de la historia de África, así como reducir la intolerancia religiosa en las escuelas

  1. Matrices coloniales y diásporas africanas: Hacia una investigación de las culturas negra y mulata en la Nueva Granada

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    Rafael Antonio Díaz Díaz

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Witches who steal your soul by embracing you, councils of blacks and mulattos, secret dances, dances of blacks during religious festivals and games of all type, prohibited drums, demons of resistance, communities of runaway slaves, parties of mulattos, mulattos dressed up as women, singing instruments-these are some of the most important cultural manifestations of the black and mulatto population in the Kingdom of New Granada. However, they share with other social sectors (Native Americans, Spaniards and mestizos their own processes of constructing a wide array of colonial cultures, shaded by regional spaces and their own historic, social and demographic dynamic. This article, then, takes as its primary axis of investigation an analysis of the make-up of that which, provisionally, I will call black and mulatto culture. To achieve this, the research will be shaped by theory of colonial culture. Later, I will focus on the field of the transatlantic stages as a fluid scene of the African Diaspora, and I will attempt to recuperate the African dimension of this Diaspora.//Brujas que roban el alma al abrazar, concilios de negros y mulatos, danzas secretas, danzas de negros durante festivales religiosos y juegos de todo tipo, tambores prohibidos, demonios, comunidades de esclavos fugitivos, fiestas de mulatos, mulatos vestidos como mujeres, instrumentos de canto. Estas son unas de las manifestaciones culturales de las poblaciones negra y mulata en el Reino de la Nueva Granada. Sin embargo, ellos comparten con otros sectores sociales (nativos americanos, españoles y mestizos su propio proceso de construcción de una amplia matriz de cultural coloniales, ensombrecida por los espacios regionales y por sus propias dinámicas históricas, demográficas y sociales. Este artículo toma como eje principal de investigación el análisis de la construcción de algo que en primera instancia llamaré cultura negra y mulata. Para lograr este objetivo el ensayo

  2. Celdas Solares Sensibilizadas por Colorante Basadas en Dióxido de Titanio Modificado con Oxido de Cobre

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    Martinez Rojas, Vanessa Celia

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    Se prepararon celdas solares sensibilizadas empleando pel__culas fabricadas a partir de nano partículas de dióxido de titanio comercial modificado con oxido de cobre. Para obtener el recubrimiento modificado se mezcló una pequeña cantidad de CuO en polvo con el producto comercial P25 (TiO2 nano estructurado) en etanol hasta obtener una pasta homogénea. La pasta resultante se depositó, por el método del doctor Blade, sobre un sustrato conductor, al cual se le deposito previamente una película ...

  3. Saponinas esteroidales de la planta Agave brittoniana (Agavaceae) con actividad contra el parásito Trichomona vaginalis

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    El género Agave, familia Agavaceae, tiene más de 300 especies, con aproximadamente 16 distribuidas en toda Cuba. Una de ellas, el Agave brittoniana Trel. (ssp. brachypus), es una subespecie endémica y sus hojas son tradicionalmente utilizadas en el tratamiento de enfermedades parasitarias. Se realizaron estudios "in vitro" de la actividad de productos de esta planta frente a Trichomona vaginalis. Las hojas secas y pulverizadas fueron extraídas tres veces con una mezcla de etanol-agua (7: 3) m...

  4. EKSTRAKSI MINYAK KETUMBAR (Coriander Oil DENGAN PELARUT ETANOL DAN n-HEKSANA

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    Prima Astuti Handayani

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    Full Text Available Indonesia memiliki banyak sumber daya alam, diantaranya minyak atsiri. Salah satu sumber daya alam yang potensial adalah minyak biji ketumbar (coriandrum oil. Kandungan terbesar dalam minyak ketumbar adalah senyawa linalool yang dapat dimanfaatkan sebagai bahan baku parfum, farmasi, aroma makanan dan minuman, sabun mandi, bahan dasar lilin, sabun cuci, sintesis vitamin E dan pestisida maupun insektida. Tujuan dari percobaan ini adalah untuk mempelajari pengaruh penggunaan pelarut etanol dan n-heksana terhadap rendemen minyak ketumbar yang dihasilkan serta senyawa kimia yang terdapat dalam minyak ketumbar. Ekstraksi minyak ketumbar dengan pelarut etanol dan n-heksana menggunakan alat ekstraktor soxhlet. Biji ketumbar yang tua dan kering dihancurkan kemudian dibungkus kertas saring dan dimasukan dalam ekstraktor soxhlet. Temperatur proses ekstraksi sesuai dengan titik didih dari pelarut yang digunakan. Ekstraksi berakhir jika warna pelarut dalam ekstraktor seperti warna pelarut semula. Filtrat yang diperoleh kemudian di recovery dengan ekstraktor soxhlet untuk memisahkan minyak atsiri dari pelarutnya. Minyak ketumbar kemudian di analisis dengan uji GC-MS untuk mengetahui senyawa kimia yang terkandung dalam minyak tersebut. Dari hasil percobaan diperoleh bahwa rendemen minyak ketumbar dengan pelarut etanol sebesar 1,17% dengan kadar linalool sebesar 57,13%, sedangkan dengan pelarut n-heksana diperoleh rendemen minyak ketumbar sebesar 0,84% dengan kadar linalool sebesar 47,25%. Indonesia has many natural resources, such as the essential oils. One of the potential re-sources is the coriander seed oil (coriandrum oil. The greatest content in coriander oil is linalool compounds that can be used as raw materials of perfumes, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage scent, soap, basic materials for candles, laundry soap, synthetic vitamin E and pesticides as well as insecticide. The purpose of this experiment was to study the effect of the use of ethanol

  5. Effect of the presence of initial ethanol on ethanol production in sugar cane juice fermented by Zymomonas mobilis Efeito da presença de etanol inicial na produção de etanol em caldo de cana-de-açúcar fermentado por Zymomonas mobilis

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    Marcia Sadae Tano

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    Full Text Available Ethanol production in sugar cane juice in high initial sugar concentration, fermented by Z. mobilis in the presence and absence of ethanol, was evaluated. Ethanol production was low in both media. The presence of initial ethanol in the sugar cane juice reduced ethanol production by 48.8%, biomass production by 25.0% and the total sugar consumption by 28.3%. The presence of initial ethanol in the medium did not affect significantly levan production and biomass yield coefficient (g biomass/g sugar consumed.Foi avaliada a produção de etanol em caldo de cana-de-açúcar com alta concentração de açúcar inicial, fermentado por Z. mobilis, na presença e na ausência de etanol inicial. A produção de etanol nos dois meios foi baixa. A presença de etanol inicial no caldo de cana-de-açúcar causou uma redução de 48,8% na produção de etanol, de 25% na produção de biomassa e de 28,3% no consumo de açúcar total. A presença de etanol inicial ao meio não teve efeito significante para a produção de levana e no coeficiente de produtividade em biomassa (g biomassa/g açúcar consumido.

  6. NORMALIZAÇÃO PARA O COMÉRCIO DE ETANOL

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    TOVAJAR, João Gabriel

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    Full Text Available This paper presents a study on the current situation of normalization of ethanol and thesearch for a global standardization. Showing the differences between the producer countries on thespecifications of this product as well as their attempts to agreements. With international meetings such asoccurred in Brussels in Belgium, where he held a conference organised by the European commission,with active participation of representatives of the governments of the United States, Brazil and theEuropean Union and also the International Forum on Biofuels, government initiative between Brazil,China, the European Commission, India, South Africa, and the United States in order to promote thesustainable use and production of biofuels around the globe. Thus international standardization ofbioethanol becomes paramount factor for the liberalisation of markets and growth package of demand andsupply d this biofuel. So it is very important for the understanding of these countries there is a realinternational marketing of ethanol. Este trabalho apresenta um estudo sobre a atual situação da normalização do etanol e abusca para uma padronização mundial. Mostrando as divergências entre os países produtores sobre asespecificações deste produto bem como suas tentativas de acordos. Com reuniões internacionais comoocorrida em Bruxelas na Bélgica, onde se realizou uma conferência organizada pela comissão européia,com participação ativa de representantes dos governos dos Estados Unidos, do Brasil e da União Européiae também o Fórum Internacional dos Biocombustíveis, iniciativa governamental entre Brasil, China,Comissão Européia, Índia, África do Sul, e os Estados Unidos, com o intuito de promover a utilizaçãosustentada e produção de biocombustíveis em todo o globo. Sendo assim padronização internacional dobioetanol se torna fator primordial para a liberalização dos mercados e crescimento conjunto de demandae oferta deste biocombust

  7. Kinetic Model of the Sorption of Cu2+ and Pb2+ From Aqueous Solution Using Carbonized Treculia Africana Husk as Biomass

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    The sorption kinetics of model (Cu2+ and Pb“) from aqueous solution using carbonized Africana brad fruit (Treculia Africana) husk was investigated. The effect of contact time, variation in mass and particle size of adsorbent and adsorption isotherms were studied. The time-dependent experiment showed rapid sorption between 15-30 minutes with maximum sorption at 30mins, after which the rate of adsorption became almost constant. The sorption capacity is dependent on its particle size. A particle...

  8. Evaluation of the physico-chemical properties of a new polysaccharide gum from Prosopis africana.

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    Adikwu, M U; Ezeabasili, S I; Esimone, C O

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    The gum obtained from the ripe seeds of Prosopis africana was processed to compendial standard for plant gums and characterised. Toxicological studies of the polysaccharide on mice showed the material to be safe. The material hydrates slowly in aqueous media to form a colloidal dispersion. Swelling studies on the gum shows that the gum has a higher swelling capacity than methylcellulose. Rheological studies showed that the material is more viscous than tragacanth gum at equivalent concentrations. Acid hydrolysis and thin layer chromatography of the resulting hydrolysates showed that the gum contains glucose, fructose, galactose and xylose as the monosaccharide components. Microbial tests showed the gum to contain 8.26 x 10(4) viable cells per gram when freshly prepared. Other properties of the gum evaluated includes; melting or charring temperature, optical properties, true density, ash values, element content as well as its reactions with lead subacetate solution and 0.02 M iodine.

  9. African elephants (Loxodonta africana) recognize visual attention from face and body orientation.

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    Smet, Anna F; Byrne, Richard W

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    How do animals determine when others are able and disposed to receive their communicative signals? In particular, it is futile to make a silent gesture when the intended audience cannot see it. Some non-human primates use the head and body orientation of their audience to infer visual attentiveness when signalling, but whether species relying less on visual information use such cues when producing visual signals is unknown. Here, we test whether African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are sensitive to the visual perspective of a human experimenter. We examined whether the frequency of gestures of head and trunk, produced to request food, was influenced by indications of an experimenter's visual attention. Elephants signalled significantly more towards the experimenter when her face was oriented towards them, except when her body faced away from them. These results suggest that elephants understand the importance of visual attention for effective communication.

  10. Adubação com macro e micronutrientes ajustada à demanda nutricional da violeta africana

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    Santos, Glaucio Leboso Alemparte Abrantes dos

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    A violeta africana (Saintpaulia ionantha Wendl) é uma espécie ornamental muito apreciada. No entanto, porque a adubação e a nutrição dessa espécie são baseadas apenas na experiência de produtores e dos fabricantes de fertilizantes, as indicações de adubação são controversas, e formulações químicas N-P-K de outras culturas são indicadas. Ocorre, ainda, que não há informações sobre adubação com micronutrientes. No momento, porém, a empresa B&G Flores está a lançar experimentalmente uma formulaç...

  11. Initial findings on visual acuity thresholds in an African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Shyan-Norwalt, Melissa R; Peterson, Jeff; Milankow King, Barbara; Staggs, Timothy E; Dale, Robert H I

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    There are only a few published examinations of elephant visual acuity. All involved Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and found visual acuity to be between 8' and 11' of arc for a stimulus near the tip of the trunk, equivalent to a 0.50 cm gap, at a distance of about 2 m from the eyes. We predicted that African elephants (Loxodonta africana) would have similarly high visual acuity, necessary to facilitate eye-trunk coordination for feeding, drinking and social interactions. When tested on a discrimination task using Landolt-C stimuli, one African elephant cow demonstrated a visual acuity of 48' of arc. This represents the ability to discriminate a gap as small as 2.75 cm in a stimulus 196 cm from the eye. This single-subject study provides a preliminary estimate of the visual acuity of African elephants.

  12. FATAL ENCEPHALOMYOCARDITIS VIRUS INFECTION IN AN AFRICAN SAVANNA ELEPHANT (LOXODONTA AFRICANA) IN A FRENCH ZOO.

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    Lamglait, Benjamin; Joris, Antoine; Romey, Aurore; Bakkali-Kassimi, Labib; Lemberger, Karin

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    A fatal case of encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) involving an African elephant ( Loxodonta africana ) occurred in November 2013 at the Réserve Africaine de Sigean, France. An adult female was found dead without any preliminary symptoms. Gross pathologic changes consisted of petechiae and hemorrhages on mucosae and internal organs, abundant transudate in the abdominal and pericardial cavities, and myocarditis. Histopathologic examination showed extensive degeneration and necrosis of ventricular cardiomyocytes with concurrent lymphoplasmocytic and eosinophilic infiltrate. An EMCV was isolated from several organs and considered the causative agent of the myocarditis. The same strain of virus was also isolated in rodents captured on zoo premises and considered to be the reservoir of the virus. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first EMCV case in a captive African elephant in Europe.

  13. Plasma and erythrocyte fatty acids in captive Asian (Elephas maximus) and African (Loxodonta africana) elephants.

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    Clauss, M; Wang, Y; Ghebremeskel, K; Lendl, C E; Streich, W J

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    The fatty acid components of the plasma triglycerides and the phospholipid fractions of the red blood cells of a captive group of two African (Loxodonta africana) and four Asian (Elephas maximus) elephants were investigated. All the animals received the same diet of hay, fruits and vegetables, and concentrates. A comparison with data from free-ranging African elephants or Asian work-camp elephants showed that the captive elephants had lower proportions of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and for several lipid fractions a higher n-6:n-3 ratio, than their counterparts in the wild or under the more natural, in terms of diet, work-camp conditions. The difference in PUFA content was smaller in the African than in the Asian elephants. The captive Asian elephants tended to have lower levels of n-3 and total unsaturated fatty acids in their red blood cells than the captive African elephants.

  14. Strangulating intestinal obstructions in four captive elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta africana).

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    Wiedner, Ellen B; Peddie, James; Peddie, Linda Reeve; Abou-Madi, Noha; Kollias, George V; Doyle, Charles; Lindsay, William A; Isaza, Ramiro; Terrell, Scott; Lynch, Tim M; Johnson, Kari; Johnson, Gary; Sammut, Charlie; Daft, Barbara; Uzal, Francisco

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    Three captive-born (5-day-old, 8-day-old, and 4-yr-old) Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and one captive-born 22-yr-old African elephant (Loxodonta africana) from three private elephant facilities and one zoo in the United States presented with depression, anorexia, and tachycardia as well as gastrointestinal signs of disease including abdominal distention, decreased borborygmi, tenesmus, hematochezia, or diarrhea. All elephants showed some evidence of discomfort including agitation, vocalization, or postural changes. One animal had abnormal rectal findings. Nonmotile bowel loops were seen on transabdominal ultrasound in another case. Duration of signs ranged from 6 to 36 hr. All elephants received analgesics and were given oral or rectal fluids. Other treatments included warm-water enemas or walking. One elephant underwent exploratory celiotomy. Three animals died, and the elephant taken to surgery was euthanized prior to anesthetic recovery. At necropsy, all animals had severe, strangulating intestinal lesions.

  15. Secondary Metabolites from Jacaranda Mimosifolia and Kigelia Africana (Bignoniaceae and Their Anticandidal Activity

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    Lazare Sidjui Sidjui

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    Full Text Available From the stem barks of Jacaranda mimosifolia benzoic acid (1, 1-naphthaleneacetic acid, 5-carboxy- 1,2,3,4,4a,7,8,8a-octahydro-1,2,4a-trimethyl-[1S-(1α,2β,4aβ,8aα] ( 2, betulinic acid ( 3, lupeol (4 and ursolic acid (5 were isolated. Similarly, lapachol (6, dehydro-α-lapachone (7, 2- acetylfuro-1, 4-naphthoquinone (8, p-coumaric acid (9, caffeic acid (10, nonacosanoic acid, 2-(4-hydroxyphenylethyl ester (11, β-sitosterol (12, kigelinol (13, oleanolic acid (14, β-friedelinol (15, pomolic acid (16, and kojic acid (17 were isolated from the stem barks of Kigelia africana. All the isolated compounds were characterized by using spectroscopic methods especially 1D and 2D NMR and ESI mass spectrometry and comparison with literature data. To the best of our knowledge, compounds 1, 2, 3 and 5, and compounds 11, 14, 15 and 16 were isolated for the first time from Jacaranda mimosifolia and Kigelia africana, respectively. All these compounds were screened for anticandidal activity by agar diffusion method and microbroth dilution technique on four Candida albicans strains (ATCCL26, ATCC12C, ATCCP37039, and ATCCP37037. Among them, compounds 9, 10, and 17 exhibited the highest anticandidal activity that varied between the microbial species (MIC= 0.01 ± 0.00 − 0.03 ± 0.00 mg/mL on C. albicans ATCCL26, ATCCP37037, ATCCP37039 and ATCC12C strains. Compound 17 was likely the most active against the four Candida albicans strains (MIC= 0.01 ± 0.00 − 0.02 ± 0.00 mg/mL.

  16. Structural Characterization of Prosopis africana Populations (Guill., Perrott., and Rich. Taub in Benin

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    Towanou Houètchégnon

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    Full Text Available The structural characterization of Prosopis africana of Benin was studied on the basis of forest inventory conducted in three different vegetation types (savannah, fallow, and field and three climate zones. The data collected in 139 plots of 1000 m2 each related to the diameter at breast (1.3 m above ground, total height, identification, and measurement of DBH related P. africana species height. Tree-ring parameters such as Blackman and Green indices, basal area, average diameter, height of Lorey, and density were calculated and interpreted. Dendrometric settings of vegetation type and climate zone (Guinea, Sudan-Guinea, and Sudan were compared through analysis of variance (ANOVA. There is a significant difference in dendrometric settings according to the type of vegetation and climate zone. Basal area, density, and average diameter are, respectively, 4.47 m2/ha, 34.95 stems/ha, and 37.02 cm in the fields; 3.01 m2/ha, 34.74 stems/ha, and 33.66 cm in fallows; 3.31 m2/ha, 52.39 stems/ha, and 29.61 cm in the savannahs. The diameter distribution and height observed at the theoretical Weibull distribution show that the diameter and height of the populations of the species are present in all positively skewed distributions or asymmetric left, a characteristic of single-species stands with predominance of young individuals or small diameters or heights.

  17. Principales daños sanitarios y sociales relacionados con el consumo de alcohol

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    El alcohol afecta al cerebro y a la mayoría de los órganos y sistemas y se relaciona con numerosos problemas sanitarios, incluyendo enfermedades mentales, neurológicas, digestivas, cardiovasculares, endocrinas y metabólicas, perinatales, cáncer, infecciones y lesiones intencionadas y no intencionadas. Los mecanismos fisiopatológicos aún no se comprenden bien, aunque se ha postulado toxicidad directa del etanol y de sus metabolitos, déficits nutricionales y absorción de endotoxinas microbianas...

  18. PARÁMETROS FISICOQUÍMICOS PARA LA SÍNTESIS DE ÁCIDO LÁCTICO Ó ETANOL DE LA BACTERIA (Corynebacterium glutamicum

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    Garcia Lina Marcela

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    Full Text Available El interés por obtener productos para la industria de biocombustibles a partir de desechos agrícolas, conduce a las investigaciones en la búsqueda de sistemas microbianos resistentes y costo-efectivos. La Corynebacterium glutamicum, es un microorganismo usado para producir amino-ácidos, crece en gran variedad de sustratos y es resistente durante la fermentación, a variaciones en el pH, temperatura, presión osmótica y acumulación de alcohol, características que lo hacen candidato a ser mejorado para la síntesis de ácido láctico y etanol. Aún se desconocen aspectos de su fisiología que aumenten su eficiencia en convertir azúcares (C5 y C6 en estos dos metabolitos. Por tanto, este trabajo se basó en estudiar e identificar los parámetros fisicoquímicos que tuvieron un mayor efecto sobre el crecimiento bacteriano y la síntesis de ácido láctico. Para lograr este objetivo, ocho variables fueron evaluadas en un modelo estadístico producido en erlenmeyer, con estos resultados se hallaron las condiciones óptimas que fueron evaluadas en un cultivo por lotes en biorreactor. La temperatura, la concentración de biotina y azúcar fueron las variables con mayor impacto (p< 0,05 sobre el cultivo. Usando las condiciones óptimas, 36 °C; 6,1 mg/L de biotina y 50 g/L de glucosa, se obtuvo una max de 0,394 h-1, 16 g/L de ácido láctico a las 15 h del proceso con un rendimiento del 32%; observándose un mayor consumo de sustrato durante el crecimiento y poca disponibilidad para la fermentación, que sugiriendo una alimentación del cultivo al final de la fase exponencial que aumente los rendimientos de producción.

  19. Cultivos de alta densidad celular por retención interna: aplicación a la fermentación continua de etanol High cell density cultures produced by internal retention: application in continuous ethanol fermentation

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    Godoy Rubén Darío

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    Full Text Available El etanol ha generado gran interés por su potencial como combustible alternativo. No obstante, para que este producto sea competitivo económicamente, es necesario desarrollar procesos de fermentación que incrementen la baja productividad volumétrica lograda en cultivos convencionales (por lote o continuo, por medio de técnicas que permitan altas concentraciones celulares y reduzcan la inhibición por producto. Uno de los métodos empleados frecuentemente involucra la recirculación celular; por ello, en este trabajo se desarrolló un reactor de membrana incorporando un módulo de filtración, con unidades tubulares de 5 u,m en acero inoxidable, dentro de un fermentador de tanque agitado de 3L, para investigar su aplicación en la producción continua de etanol. Los efectos de la concentración celular y la caída de presión transmembranal sobre el flux de permeado fueron evaluados para probar el desempeño del módulo de filtración. Previa selección de las condiciones de fermentación (30 °C, 1,25 -1,75 vvm, pH 4,5, el sistema con retención celular interna fue operado en el cultivo continuo de Saccharomyces cerevisiae a partir de sacarosa. La permeabilidad de las unidades filtrantes fue mantenida mediante la aplicación de pulsos de aire. Más del 97% de las células cultivadas fueron retenidas en el fermentador, alcanzándose una concentración celular de 51 g/L y una productividad promedio de etanol, en el cultivo con retención celular, de 8,51 g/L.h, la cual fue dos veces mayor a la que se obtiene en un cultivo continuo convencional. Palabras clave: reactor de membrana, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, fermentación alcohólica, recirculación celular.Ethanol has provoked great interest due to its potential as an alternative fuel. Nevertheless, fermentation processes must be developed by increasing the low volumetric productivity achieved in conventional cultures (batch or continuous to make this product become economically competitive

  20. Anti-spasmodic action of crude methanolic extract and a new compound isolated from the aerial parts of Myrsine africana

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    Ahmad Bashir

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Myrsine africana is an herbaceous plant that is traditionally used as appetizer and carminative. Locally, it is used for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism and diarrhea by healers. The aims of the current study were to screen the crude methanol extract obtained from the aerial parts (leaves and stem of M. africana, for antispasmodic actions on isolated tissues and further to subject the ethyl acetate (EtOAc fraction of plant to column chromatography for isolation of pure compounds. Methods The antispasmodic action of the crude methanol extract was measured on the spontaneous rabbit's jejunum preparations at concentration 0.01, 0.03, 0.1, 0.3, 1.0, 5.0 and 10.0 mg/ml. The crude extract was also applied, in similar concentrations, on KCl (80 mM induced contractions to explain its possible mode of action. Results A new compound Myrsigenin was isolated from the EtOAc fraction of M. africana. The structure of the compound was identified with the help of 13C-NMR, 1H-NMR, HMBC, HMQC, NOESY and COSY. The plant crude methanol extract showed a significant antispasmodic action on rabbit jejunum and abolished the tissue contraction completely at concentration of 5.0 mg/ml. Conclusion The study concludes that the methanol crude extract of aerial parts of M. africana has antispasmodic action possibly through the calcium channel blocking mechanisms. A new compound Myrsigenin was isolated from the EtOAc fraction of the plant.

  1. Renal effects of Mammea africana Sabine (Guttiferae stem bark methanol/methylene chloride extract on L-NAME hypertensive rats

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    Full Text Available Objective : The present study aims at evaluating the effects of methanol/methylene chloride extract of the stem bark of Mammea africana on the renal function of L-NAME treated rats. Material and Methods : Normotensive male Wistar rats were divided into five groups respectively treated with distilled water, L-NAME (40 mg/kg/day, L-NAME + L-arginine (100 mg/kg/day, L-NAME + captopril (20 mg/kg/day or L-NAME + M. africana extract (200 mg/kg/day for 30 days. Systolic blood pressure was measured before and at the end of treatment. Body weight was measured at the end of each week. Urine was collected 6 and 24 h after the first administration and further on day 15 and 30 of treatment for creatinine, sodium and potassium quantification, while plasma was collected at the end of treatment for the creatinine assay. ANOVA two way followed by Bonferonni or one way followed by Tukey were used for statistical analysis. Results : M. africana successfully prevented the rise in blood pressure and the acute natriuresis and diuresis induced by L-NAME. When given chronically, the extract produced a sustained antinatriuretic effect, a non-significant increase in urine excretion and reduced the glomerular hyperfiltration induced by L-NAME. Conclusions : The above results suggest that the methanol/methylene chloride extract of the stem bark of M. africana may protect kidney against renal dysfunction and further demonstrate that its antihypertensive effect does not depend on a diuretic or natriuretic activity.

  2. Papel de los receptores tlr y el inflamasoma en el daño que induce el etanol en el cerebro

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    “PAPEL DE LOS RECEPTORES TLR Y EL INFLAMASOMA EN EL DAÑO QUE INDUCE EL ETANOL EN EL CEREBRO” Realizada por: Juan R. Ureña Peralta. Licenciado en Bioquímica por la Universidad de Valencia Dirigida por: Dra. Consuelo Guerri Sirera. Los efectos del alcohol en el sistema neuro-inmunitario y su acción en la neuroinflamación, desmielinización y daño cerebral han sido ampliamente demostrados por nuestro laboratorio. Los resultados previos muestran que el etanol es capaz de activar a lo...

  3. Estudo morfológico no músculo gastrocnêmio de camundongos C57 BL10 submetidos à ingestão prolongada de etanol

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    João Batista Guedes e Silva; Lisboa,Jorge A. da Costa; de Freitas, Marcos R.G.; Nascimento, Osvaldo J.M.

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    Os efeitos do alcoolismo crônico no músculo gastrocnêmio de camundongos bem nutridos foram estudados morfologicamente com a finalidade de se avaliar a hipótese de que o etanol exerce um papel tóxico direto sobre o músculo esquelético. Foram usados 30 camundongos C57BL10 machos, adultos jovens, divididos em dois grupos: Grupo A (controle) consistindo de 10 camundongos que beberam água e Grupo B (alcoólico) de 20 camundongos que beberam etanol a 25%. Todos os animais receberam" uma ração balanc...

  4. Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkman: the overexploitation of a medicinal plant species and its legal context.

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    Bodeker, Gerard; van 't Klooster, Charlotte; Weisbord, Emma

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    The linkage between herbal medicines and the sustainability of medical plants from which they are manufactured is increasingly being understood and receiving attention through international accords and trade labeling systems. However, little attention is paid to the fair trade aspects of this sector, including the issue of benefit-sharing agreements with traditional societies whose knowledge and resources are being exploited for commercial herbal medicine development and production. This article examines the case of Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkman, from equatorial Africa. While the conservation and cultivation dimension of the trade in P. africana has been much discussed in literature, no research appears to have focused on the traditional resource rights and related ethical dimensions of this trade in traditional medicine of Africa. Serving as a cautionary tale for the unbridled exploitation of medicinal plants, the history of P. africana extraction is considered here in the context of relevant treaties and agreements existing today. These include the Nagoya Protocol, a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights agreement from the World Trade Organization, and two African regional frameworks: the Swakopmund Protocol and the Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle Initiative. In the context of strengthening medicinal plant research in Africa, a novel international capacity-building project on traditional medicines for better public health in Africa will be discussed, illustrating how access and benefit sharing principles might be incorporated in future projects on traditional medicines.

  5. Selected Wood Properties of Prunus Africana (Hook Grown in Kenya as Possible Reasons for its High Natural Durability

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    Francis Mburu

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Studies were carried out on the influence of Prunus africana heartwood extractives on the growth of selected wood decay fungi. Also, wood chemical and mineral content, dimensional stability and anatomical features of P. africana were studied. Heartwood extractives were tested in 100 ppm and 500 ppm concentrations on white, brown rot, and blue stain fungi and growth inhibition was determined as a factor of time. Dimensional stability was determined by computing the swelling coefficient after the blocks were saturated with moisture. Klason lignin, Kürschner cellulose, extractive and ash contents were determined by standard procedures. Infrared analyses were performed using Perkin Elmer FTIR spectrometer. Microscopic examination was performed using an environmental scanning electron microscope. The results showed that the wood is dimensionally stable, and contains 12.7 % extractives, 37.6 % cellulose and 30.4 % lignin. Extractives deposited in vessels are highly soluble in dichloromethane and mainly composed of terpenes. Extractives were able to inhibit the growth of white rot fungi Coriolus versicolor, brown rot fungi Poria placenta and blue stain fungi Aureobasidium pullulans at different concentrations tested and could explain the high durability of Prunus africana wood species.

  6. Dormancy breaking and seed germination of the annual weeds Thlaspi arvense, Descurainia sophia and Malcolmia africana (Brassicaceae

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    Karimmojeni Hassan

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In Iran, Descurainia sophia, Malcolmia africana, and Thlaspi arvense are abundantly found as importunate weeds in winter cereal. Understanding the timing of seed germination under natural conditions is crucial for learning how to manage these annual weeds. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the effect of soil burial, dry storage, cold stratification, KNO3, GA3, and scarification on the seed dormancy and germination of these three species. Species had significantly different responses to the treatment. In D. sophia, seeds buried at a depth of 10 cm for 60 days (55%, and seeds dry stored at 20°C for 180 days (45% showed the highest level of germination. In M. africana, the germination percentage reached 95% when seeds buried at a depth of 1 cm were soaked in a GA3 concentration of 150 ppm. T. arvense had the lowest level of germination compared to the other species. The highest percentage of T. arvense germination was obtained in seeds treated with 150 ppm GA3. Potassium nitrate partly increased germinability in seeds of M. africana, which initially were less dormant than those of T. arvense and D. sophia.

  7. Sharing fruit of Treculia africana among western gorillas in the Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon: preliminary report.

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    Yamagiwa, Juichi; Tsubokawa, Keiko; Inoue, Eiji; Ando, Chieko

    2015-01-01

    We report the first 18 observed cases of fruit (Treculia africana) transfer among western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon. The fruit transfer occurred during our observations of a habituated group of gorillas in 2010 and 2013. Pieces of the fruits were transferred among adults and immatures, and three cases involved a silverback male. Once an individual picked up a fallen fruit of Treculia africana, other members of the group approached the possessor, who laid pieces of the fruits nearby and tolerated the others getting them. Agonistic interaction was rarely observed between the possessor and the non-possessor. Only the silverback male seemed to force another gorilla, a subadult male, to relinquish the fruit on the ground. He tolerated an adult female taking a piece of fruit on his leg and copulated with her on the following days. From these preliminary observations, most interactions over the fruit of Treculia africana among western gorillas in Moukalaba were not active transfer by the possessor but probably passive sharing. They were not only interpreted as a means of acquiring foraging skills by immatures (Nowell and Fletcher 2006) but also similar to behaviors observed in chimpanzees and bonobos in various social contexts.

  8. Physicochemical and Sensory Properties of Boiled Prosopis africana Seed Endosperm Macerated in Various Ethanol-water Mixtures

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    James E. Obiegbuna

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The processing of boiled Prosopis africana endosperm for better utilization using ethanol-water mixtures was explored. Prosopis africana seeds were boiled for 5 h to softness and the endosperm fraction separated from the kernel (cotyledon and the hull. The endosperm was divided into five equal parts which were individually macerated in absolute (Abs ethanol, 80, 60 and 40% ethanol in water prior to sun-drying (32±2°C, 3 days. The fifth sample, which served as control, was left untreated with ethanol. The samples were ground using a hand milling machine and analyzed for the proximate composition, water and oil absorption capacities, foaming capacity and foam stability, bulk density, emulsion activity and stability, colour preference, texture preference and overall acceptability. The results revealed that treatment of the endosperm significantly affected the moisture, protein, fat, ash and carbohydrate contents; water and oil absorption capacities, foaming capacity and foam stability; and the sensory properties. The moisture and protein contents, oil absorption capacity, foam stability, appearance, texture and overall acceptability of endosperm treated with 40% ethanol in water differed significantly (p<0.05 from that treated with absolute ethanol. There was also significant (p<0.05 differences in moisture, protein and carbohydrate contents, oil absorption capacity and foam stability of the 40% ethanol in water treated endosperm and the control. Slightly above 40% ethanol in water (50-60% should be used to macerate Prosopis africana endosperm to reduce the cost of using absolute ethanol.

  9. Consequências da ingestão moderada de etanol na discriminação de notas musicais

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    Jandilson Avelino da Silva

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar se existe relação entre a ingestão moderada de etanol e a discriminação das notas musicais RÉ, FÁ, e LÁ, em adultos jovens. Essas notas apresentam frequências fundamentais respectivamente de 293,665 Hz, 349,228 Hz e 440 Hz, de temperamento igual, escolhidas devido estarem em localização central na escala musical ocidental padrão. Participaram do estudo 40 voluntários de 18 a 29 anos, não músicos, saudáveis, não usuários de fármacos ou outras substâncias tóxicas, exceto o etanol de forma moderada e aguda. Por meio do software"Psysounds", criado especificamente para esse estudo, esses voluntários tiveram de escolher, entre duas notas musicais, uma das notas teste apresentada inicialmente. Os dados foram tratados com um teste X2 de aderência para comparar as frequências de acertos das notas musicais de teste nas condições de ingestão e de não ingestão de álcool. As análises mostraram diferenças significantes nas frequências de acertos para todas as notas utilizadas, sugerindo que a ingestão de etanol prejudica a discriminação das notas musicais RÉ, FÁ e LÁ.

  10. Produção de cervejas com teor reduzido de etanol, contendo quinoa malteada como adjunto

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    A legislação brasileira permite a substituição parcial do malte de cevada por adjuntos, malteados ou não, para produção de cervejas. Esses adjuntos proporcionam redução de custos de produção e a obtenção de bebidas com diferentes características sensoriais. A proposta deste trabalho foi a de produzir uma bebida com teor reduzido de etanol, utilizando quinoa malteada como adjunto. Foram avaliadas três linhagens de levedura, duas comerciais, S-23 e W-3470 (Fermentis - França) e uma do banco de ...

  11. Estudos fisiológicos com leveduras industriais produtoras de etanol: efeito da natureza da fonte de nitrogênio

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    Miranda Junior, Messias [UNESP

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    A principal meta deste trabalho foi a de realizar estudos com leveduras industriais brasileiras utilizadas em usinas, na tentativa de viabilizar o emprego da Tecnologia de Fermentação de Mostos com Altos Teores de Açúcares Fermentecíveis, na produção de etanol combustível. Inicialmente, foram realizados experimentos para obtenção de informações relativas as linhagens, na fermentação de sacarose, maltose e glicose, em meios contendo uma base nitrogenada e suplementado com fontes de nitrogênio ...

  12. Analisis Pengaruh Temperatur Reaksi Dan Konsentrasi Katalis Koh Dalam Media Etanol Terhadap Perubahan Karakteristik Fisika Biodiesel Minyak Kelapa

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    Hisar Tambun

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    Telah dilakukan transesterifikasi minyak kelapa dalam media etanol dengan katalis KOH pada temperatur reaksi dan konsentrasi katalis yang berbeda-beda. Variasi temperatur reaksi (T1: 30 0C, T : 50 0C, dan T3 : 70 0C ) dan variasi konsentrasi katalis (K1 : 0,375 b/b, K2 : 0,500 b/b, K3 : 0,625 b/b) pada proses transesterifikasi akan menghasilkan karakteristik fisika Biodiesel minyak kelapa yang berbeda-beda untuk setiap variasi suhu dan konsentrasi katalis (T1K1, T1K2, T1K3, T2K1, T2K2, T2K3, ...

  13. Prevalence and antifungal susceptibility of Candida albicans and its related species Candida dubliniensis and Candida africana isolated from vulvovaginal samples in a hospital of Argentina.

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    Theill, Laura; Dudiuk, Catiana; Morano, Susana; Gamarra, Soledad; Nardin, María Elena; Méndez, Emilce; Garcia-Effron, Guillermo

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    Candida africana taxonomical status is controversial. It was proposed as a separate species within the Candida albicans species complex; however, phylogenetic analyses suggested that it is an unusual variety of C. albicans. The prevalence of C. albicans-related species (Candida dubliniensis and C. africana) as vulvovaginal pathogens is not known in Argentina. Moreover, data on antifungal susceptibility of isolates causing vulvovaginal candidiasis is scarce. The aims of this study were to establish the prevalence of C. dubliniensis and C. africana in vaginal samples and to evaluate the antifungal susceptibilities of vaginal C. albicans species complex strains. We used a molecular-based method coupled with a new pooled DNA extraction methodology to differentiate C. dubliniensis and C. africana in a collection of 287 strains originally identified as C. albicans isolated from an Argentinian hospital during 2013. Antifungal susceptibilities to fluconazole, clotrimazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, nystatin, amphotericin B and terbinafine were evaluated by using the CLSI M27-A3 and M27-S4 documents. Of the 287 isolates, 4 C. dubliniensis and one C. africana strains (1.39% and 0.35% prevalence, respectively) were identified. This is the first description of C. africana in Argentina and its identification was confirmed by sequencing the ITS2 region and the hwp1 gene. C. dubliniensis and C. africana strains showed very low MIC values for all the tested antifungals. Fluconazole-reduced-susceptibility and azole cross-resistance were observed in 3.55% and 1.41% of the C. albicans isolates, respectively. These results demonstrate that antifungal resistance is still a rare phenomenon in this kind of isolates.

  14. MEZCLAS BINARIAS DE LÍQUIDO IÓNICO CON SOLVENTE MOLECULAR: PREDICCIÓN DEL VOLUMEN DE EXCESO MOLAR DESDE ÍNDICES DE REFRACCIÓN

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    El volumen de exceso molar de 30 mezclas binarias que contienen líquidos iónicos de imidazolio con diferentes solventes moleculares: (metanol, etanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, acetona, 2- butanona, 2-pentanona, acetato de metilo, acetato de etilo, acetato de butilo, carbonato de dimetilo, carbonato de dietilo, nitrometano, 1,3-dicloropropano y etilenglicol),se predice desde datos de índice de refracción, usando tres tipos de métodos acoplados con diferentes reglas de mezcla para el cálculo del...

  15. EVALUACIÓN CUALITATIVA DE MONOTERPENOS EN Rosmarinus officinalis CULTIVADOS CON AGUA TRATADA MAGNÉTICAMENTE

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    Yilan Fung Boix

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    Full Text Available La familia Lamiaceae (labiatae labiadas, está formada por numerosas especies entre ellas el Rosmarinus officinalis L. La misma constituye una de las especies con mayor poder antioxidante por la presencia de sus aceites esenciales, monoterpenos y compuestos fenólicos. Su propagación vegetativa en Cuba es una de sus dificultades y en estos momentos se encuentra retirada del Formulario Nacional de Fitofármacos, debido a la disponibilidad en el país. El agua tratada magnéticamente ha sido muy utilizada en el riego ya que estimula el crecimiento y desarrollo de las plantas, mostrando que su aplicación puede activar el metabolismo de las células; sin embargo, los estudios han sido muy limitados en estos aspectos. El objetivo del trabajo fue evaluar los compuestos bioactivos monoterpenos presentes en la especie Rosmarinus officinalis L., cultivadas con agua tratada magnéticamente en Santiago de Cuba. Los extractos n-hexano fueron analizados a través del método de cromatografía de capa fina de alta resolución (HPTLC, en sílica gel (placas Fluka, alufoils analítica espesor 0,2 mm, con sistema de solvente de tolueno y acetato de etilo, soluciones estándares de monoterpenos: cineol, borneol, geraniol, linalol, citral, eucaliptol, citronelal y dos tipos de reveladores la vainillina en etanol al 10 % y una solución de ácido sulfúrico en etanol, la observación fueron con luz blanca. Se obtuvo como resultado que los extractos de las plantas tratadas con 120 mT y las plantas control, se identificaron la presencia de monoterpenos con un factor de retención (Rf entre 0,08-0,93.

  16. Pengaruh Konsentrasi dan Waktu Kontak Ekstrak Etanol Lerak (Sapindus rarak DC) Sebagai Alternatif Bahan Irigasi Saluran Akar Terhadap Kelarutan Jaringan Pulpa (Penelitian in Vitro)

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    Teo, Heng Yan

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    Pengaruh Konsentrasi Dan Waktu Kontak Ekstrak Etanol Lerak (Sapindus rarak DC) Sebagai Alternatif Bahan Irigasi Saluran Akar Terhadap Kelarutan Jaringan Pulpa (Penelitian in Vitro) xi + 48 halaman Keberhasilan perawatan endodontik tergantung pada penyingkiran jaringan pulpa, debris dentin dan bakteri secara kemomekanis. Konsentrasi dan waktu kontak bahan irigasi akan mempengaruhi daya kelarutan jaringan pulpa. Buah lerak dapat digunakan sebagai alternatif bahan irigasi saluran akar karena ...

  17. Toxicity of chloroform extract of prunus africana stem bark in rats: gross and histological lesions.

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    Gathumbi, P K; Mwangi, J W; Mugera, G M; Njiro, S M

    2002-05-01

    Chloroform extract of Prunus africana (Hook f. (Rosaceae) did not cause clinical signs or pathology in rats at daily oral doses of up to 1,000 mg/kg for 8 weeks. The extract caused marked clinical signs, organ damage and a 50% mortality rate at a dose of 3.3 g/kg for 6 days. The main lesions observed at this dose were marked centrilobular hepatocellular degeneration and necrosis, diffuse nephrosis, myocardial degeneration, lymphocytic necrosis and neuronal degeneration. The morphological damage in these tissues caused a corresponding rise in blood biochemical parameters namely, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, creatine kinase and blood urea nitrogen. The target organs of toxicity of this extract are the liver, kidney and heart. Overt toxicity occurred only after the administration of multiple doses of 3.3 g/kg body weight. These findings confirm the suitability of this extract for therapeutic use, since the doses used in the therapy of prostate gland are much lower than those used in this study and would therefore not be expected to cause pathological changes.

  18. Fine-scale spatial genetic dynamics over the life cycle of the tropical tree Prunus africana.

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    Berens, D G; Braun, C; González-Martínez, S C; Griebeler, E M; Nathan, R; Böhning-Gaese, K

    2014-11-01

    Studying fine-scale spatial genetic patterns across life stages is a powerful approach to identify ecological processes acting within tree populations. We investigated spatial genetic dynamics across five life stages in the insect-pollinated and vertebrate-dispersed tropical tree Prunus africana in Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Using six highly polymorphic microsatellite loci, we assessed genetic diversity and spatial genetic structure (SGS) from seed rain and seedlings, and different sapling stages to adult trees. We found significant SGS in all stages, potentially caused by limited seed dispersal and high recruitment rates in areas with high light availability. SGS decreased from seed and early seedling stages to older juvenile stages. Interestingly, SGS was stronger in adults than in late juveniles. The initial decrease in SGS was probably driven by both random and non-random thinning of offspring clusters during recruitment. Intergenerational variation in SGS could have been driven by variation in gene flow processes, overlapping generations in the adult stage or local selection. Our study shows that complex sequential processes during recruitment contribute to SGS of tree populations.

  19. The African cherry (Prunus africana): can lessons be learned from an over-exploited medicinal tree?

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    Stewart, K M

    2003-11-01

    For the last 35 years, the African cherry (Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalm.) has been used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and other disorders. The bark, from which the treatment is derived, is entirely wild-collected. The major exporters of bark include Cameroon, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, and Kenya. Groupe Fournier of France and Indena of Italy produce 86% of the world's bark extract, both for their own products and for the free market. Worldwide exports of dried bark in 2000 have been estimated at 1350-1525 metric tons per year, down from its peak of 3225 tons in 1997. Bark extracts (6370-7225 kg per year) are worth an estimated $4.36 million US dollars per year. In 2000, Plantecam, the largest bark exporter in Africa, closed its extraction factory in Cameroon, due to complex ecological, social, and economic factors. Wild-collection is no longer sustainable (and probably never was) where harvest seriously affects morbidity and mortality rates of harvested populations. Since 1995, it has been included in CITES Appendix II as an endangered species. In this paper, alternatives to wild-collection to meet future market demand are investigated, including conservation practices, enrichment plantings, small- and large-scale production, and protection of genetic resources. The species is at the beginning of a transition from an exclusively wild-collected species to that of a cultivated medicinal tree.

  20. Microorganisms associated with natural fermentation of Prosopis africana seeds for the production of okpiye.

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    Achi, O K

    1992-10-01

    Okpiye is a food condiment prepared by the fermentation of Prosopis africana seeds. The traditional process for the production and microbiological characteristics of the condiment were investigated. During laboratory fermentation that lasted 96 h, the mesquite seeds underwent a natural fermentation that was characterised by the growth of microorganisms to 10(6)-10(8) cfu/g. Several species of bacteria especially B. subtilis, B. licheniformis, B. megaterium, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Micrococcus spp were found to be the most actively involved organisms. However, significant contributions to the microbial ecology were made by Enterobacter cloacae and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Lactobacillus spp were present in low numbers towards the end of the fermentation. The presence of Proteus and Pseudomonas spp in traditional fermented samples demonstrate the variability which may exist in the microflora of individual fermented samples. Variations in the important microbial groups show that Bacillus spp were the most prevalent species and occurred until the end of fermentation. Temperature, pH and titratable acidity varied with time and were influenced by the metabolic activities of the microorganisms.

  1. Acute death associated with Citrobacter freundii infection in an African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Ortega, Joaquín; Corpa, Juan M; Orden, José A; Blanco, Jorge; Carbonell, María D; Gerique, Amalia C; Latimer, Erin; Hayward, Gary S; Roemmelt, Andreas; Kraemer, Thomas; Romey, Aurore; Kassimi, Labib B; Casares, Miguel

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    A 21-year-old male African elephant (Loxodonta africana) died suddenly with no previous medical history. Grossly, there were severe multifocal epicardial and endocardial hemorrhages of the atria and ventricles, hydropericardium, multifocal pleural hemorrhages, and severe pulmonary congestion and edema. Histologically, there was fibrinoid vasculitis and thrombosis in the heart and lung and myocardial necrosis. Citrobacter freundii was isolated in abundance in pure culture from liver and heart samples. Low levels of multiples types of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV-6, EEHV-2B, and EEHV-3A) were detected in spleen samples, but not in heart samples. The levels of EEHV DNA found were much lower than those usually associated with acute EEHV hemorrhagic disease, and many other genomic loci that would normally be found in such cases were evidently below the level of detection. Therefore, these findings are unlikely to indicate lethal EEHV disease. Polymerase chain reaction for encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) and toxicology for oleander (Nerium oleander) were negative. Stress, resulting from recent transport, and antimicrobial therapy may have contributed to the death of this animal.

  2. How Bees Deter Elephants: Beehive Trials with Forest Elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) in Gabon.

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    Ngama, Steeve; Korte, Lisa; Bindelle, Jérôme; Vermeulen, Cédric; Poulsen, John R

    2016-01-01

    In Gabon, like elsewhere in Africa, crops are often sources of conflict between humans and wildlife. Wildlife damage to crops can drastically reduce income, amplifying poverty and creating a negative perception of wild animal conservation among rural people. In this context, crop-raiding animals like elephants quickly become "problem animals". To deter elephants from raiding crops beehives have been successfully employed in East Africa; however, this method has not yet been tested in Central Africa. We experimentally examined whether the presence of Apis mellifera adansonii, the African honey bee species present in Central Africa, deters forest elephants (Loxodonta Africana cyclotis) from feeding on fruit trees. We show for the first time that the effectiveness of beehives as deterrents of elephants is related to bee activity. Empty hives and those housing colonies of low bee activity do not deter elephants all the time; but beehives with high bee activity do. Although elephant disturbance of hives does not impede honey production, there is a tradeoff between deterrence and the quantity of honey produced. To best achieve the dual goals of deterring elephants and producing honey colonies must maintain an optimum activity level of 40 to 60 bee movements per minute. Thus, beehives colonized by Apis mellifera adansonii bees can be effective elephant deterrents, but people must actively manage hives to maintain bee colonies at the optimum activity level.

  3. A preliminary analysis of the immunoglobulin genes in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana.

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    Yongchen Guo

    Full Text Available The genomic organization of the IgH (Immunoglobulin heavy chain, Igκ (Immunoglobulin kappa chain, and Igλ (Immunoglobulin lambda chain loci in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana was annotated using available genome data. The elephant IgH locus on scaffold 57 spans over 2,974 kb, and consists of at least 112 V(H gene segments, 87 D(H gene segments (the largest number in mammals examined so far, six J(H gene segments, a single μ, a δ remnant, and eight γ genes (α and ε genes are missing, most likely due to sequence gaps. The Igκ locus, found on three scaffolds (202, 50 and 86, contains a total of 153 V(κ gene segments, three J(κ segments, and a single C(κ gene. Two different transcriptional orientations were determined for these V(κ gene segments. In contrast, the Igλ locus on scaffold 68 includes 15 V(λ gene segments, all with the same transcriptional polarity as the downstream J(λ-C(λ cluster. These data suggest that the elephant immunoglobulin gene repertoire is highly diverse and complex. Our results provide insights into the immunoglobulin genes in a placental mammal that is evolutionarily distant from humans, mice, and domestic animals.

  4. A preliminary analysis of the immunoglobulin genes in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Guo, Yongchen; Bao, Yonghua; Wang, Hui; Hu, Xiaoxiang; Zhao, Zhihui; Li, Ning; Zhao, Yaofeng

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    The genomic organization of the IgH (Immunoglobulin heavy chain), Igκ (Immunoglobulin kappa chain), and Igλ (Immunoglobulin lambda chain) loci in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) was annotated using available genome data. The elephant IgH locus on scaffold 57 spans over 2,974 kb, and consists of at least 112 V(H) gene segments, 87 D(H) gene segments (the largest number in mammals examined so far), six J(H) gene segments, a single μ, a δ remnant, and eight γ genes (α and ε genes are missing, most likely due to sequence gaps). The Igκ locus, found on three scaffolds (202, 50 and 86), contains a total of 153 V(κ) gene segments, three J(κ) segments, and a single C(κ) gene. Two different transcriptional orientations were determined for these V(κ) gene segments. In contrast, the Igλ locus on scaffold 68 includes 15 V(λ) gene segments, all with the same transcriptional polarity as the downstream J(λ)-C(λ) cluster. These data suggest that the elephant immunoglobulin gene repertoire is highly diverse and complex. Our results provide insights into the immunoglobulin genes in a placental mammal that is evolutionarily distant from humans, mice, and domestic animals.

  5. Dilated ureters, renal dysplasia, and chronic renal failure in an African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Jankowski, Gwen; Langan, Jennifer N; Adkesson, Michael J; Terio, Karen A; Mylniczenko, Natalie D; Meehan, Tom; Schmitt, Dennis

    2012-03-01

    An ultrasonographic reproductive health examination of a 26-yr-old female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) revealed bilateral ureteral wall thickening and dilatation. On ultrasonographic examination, the bladder and both ureters were normal near the trigone; however, the cranial-most aspect of each ureter was dilated and thickened for a length of 30-50 cm. The same month, elevated blood creatinine (3.0 mg/dl), and urine protein-creatinine ratio (4.0) were observed. Chronic renal failure was diagnosed based on these abnormalities, and the persistent ureteral dilatation was seen on subsequent ultrasound examinations. Complete blood cell counts, serum chemistries, and urinalyses remained relatively unchanged until 24 mo after diagnosis, at which time azotemia, hypophosphatemia, and hypercalcemia (including elevated ionized calcium) developed. Hydronephrosis of both kidneys and prominent sacculation of the left ureter were noted on ultrasonographic examination. Lethargy, ventral edema, and oral mucosal ulceration acutely developed 30 mo after diagnosis. Although blood urea nitrogen remained elevated, creatinine, total calcium, and ionized calcium returned to within reference ranges at that time. Due to rapid clinical decline and grave prognosis, humane euthanasia was elected. Bilateral ureteral dilatation, dysplasia of the right kidney, and chronic nephritis of the left kidney were identified postmortem.

  6. Assessment of ovarian cycles in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) by measurement of salivary progesterone metabolites.

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    Illera, Juan-Carlos; Silván, Gema; Cáceres, Sara; Carbonell, Maria-Dolores; Gerique, Cati; Martínez-Fernández, Leticia; Munro, Coralie; Casares, Miguel

    2014-01-01

    Monitoring ovarian cycles through hormonal analysis is important in order to improve breeding management of captive elephants, and non-invasive collection techniques are particularly interesting for this purpose. However, there are some practical difficulties in collecting proper samples, and easier and more practical methods may be an advantage for some institutions and/or some animals. This study describes the development and validation of an enzymeimmunoassay (EIA) for progestins in salivary samples of African elephants, Loxodonta africana. Weekly urinary and salivary samples from five non-pregnant elephant cows aged 7-12 years were obtained for 28 weeks and analyzed using EIA. Both techniques correlated positively (r = 0.799; P < 0.001), and the cycle characteristics obtained were identical. The results clearly show that ovarian cycles can be monitored by measuring progestins from salivary samples in the African elephant. This is a simple and non-invasive method that may be a practical alternative to other sampling methods used in the species.

  7. Physical, physiological, and behavioral correlates of musth in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Ganswindt, Andre; Heistermann, Michael; Hodges, Keith

    2005-01-01

    Although musth in male African elephants (Loxodonta africana) is known to be associated with increased aggressiveness, urine dribbling (UD), temporal gland secretion (TGS), and elevated androgens, the temporal relationship between these changes has not been examined. Here, we describe the pattern of musth-related characteristics in 14 captive elephant bulls by combining long-term observations of physical and behavioral changes with physiological data on testicular and adrenal function. The length of musth periods was highly variable but according to our data set not related to age. Our data also confirm that musth is associated with elevated androgens and, in this respect, show that TGS and UD are downstream effects of this elevation, with TGS responding earlier and to lower androgen levels than UD. Because the majority of musth periods were associated with a decrease in glucocorticoid levels, our data also indicate that musth does not represent a physiological stress mediated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the occurrence of musth is associated with increased aggression and that this is presumably androgen mediated because aggressive males had higher androgen levels. Collectively, the information generated contributes to a better understanding of what characterizes and initiates musth in captive African elephants and provides a basis for further studies designed to examine in more detail the factors regulating the intensity and duration of musth.

  8. Harvesting and chewing as constraints to forage consumption by the African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)

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    O’Connor, Timothy G.

    2016-01-01

    As a foundation for understanding the diet of African savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana), adult bulls and cows were observed over an annual cycle to determine whether harvesting (Pt), chewing (Ct) and handling times (Ht) differed across food types and harvesting methods (handling time is defined as the time to harvest, chew and swallow a trunkload of food). Bulls and cows were observed 105 and 26 times, respectively (94 and 26 individuals), with a total of 64 h of feeding recorded across 32 vegetation types. Some food types took longer to harvest and chew than others, which may influence intake rate and affect choice of diet. The method used to gather a trunkload of food had a significant effect on harvesting time, with simple foraging actions being comparatively rapid and more difficult tasks taking longer. Handling time was constrained by chewing for bulls, except for the processing of roots from woody plants, which was limited by harvesting. Time to gather a trunkload had a greater influence on handling time for cows compared to bulls. Harvesting and handling times were longer for bulls than cows, with the sexes adopting foraging behaviors that best suited their energy requirements. PMID:27688971

  9. Estrous synchrony in a group of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) under human care.

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    Weissenböck, Nicole M; Schwammer, Harald M; Ruf, Thomas

    2009-07-01

    Synchrony of estrous, and consequently of conception and birth of young, may be of adaptive significance for certain mammals. Among the species in which estrous synchrony has been suspected several times are elephants, but clear evidence is still missing. We determined estrous cycles of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) (n=4) at the Vienna Zoo, Austria, between June 2003 and January 2006 by measuring serum progesterone levels from weekly blood samples. Except for the dominant female when she was intensively lactating, all animals showed clear cycles or progesterone release with a mean period of 105.3+/-15.37 days. For most of the study period, estrous cycles were asynchronous between females. However, after re-occurrence of the progesterone cycle in the dominant female following the first period of lactation, all four females showed high synchrony of progesterone release over the two subsequent cycles. Large changes in individual period lengths indicated that synchronization was due to the adjustment of cycle length in subdominants to that of the dominant female. We used a bootstrap procedure, based on resampling measured times of progesterone peaks, to determine if this apparent synchrony could have been caused by chance alone. This statistical analysis indicated that between-individual variances of the timing of progesterone peaks were much smaller that to be expected by chance (P=0.009). This finding represents the first evidence for estrous synchrony between elephants. We discuss various hypotheses to explain the biological function of cycle synchrony in elephants.

  10. The relationship between social behaviour and habitat familiarity in African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Pinter-Wollman, Noa; Isbell, Lynne A; Hart, Lynette A

    2009-03-22

    Social associations with conspecifics can expedite animals' acclimation to novel environments. However, the benefits gained from sociality may change as the habitat becomes familiar. Furthermore, the particular individuals with whom animals associate upon arrival at a new place, familiar conspecifics or knowledgeable unfamiliar residents, may influence the type of information they acquire about their new home. To examine animals' social dynamics in novel habitats, we studied the social behaviour of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) translocated into a novel environment. We found that the translocated elephants' association with conspecifics decreased over time supporting our hypothesis that sociality provides added benefits in novel environments. In addition, we found a positive correlation between body condition and social association, suggesting that elephants gain direct benefits from sociality. Furthermore, the translocated elephants associated significantly less than expected with the local residents and more than expected with familiar, but not necessarily genetically related, translocated elephants. The social segregation between the translocated and resident elephants declined over time, suggesting that elephants can integrate into an existing social setting. Knowledge of the relationship between sociality and habitat familiarity is highly important in our constantly changing world to both conservation practice and our understanding of animals' behaviour in novel environments.

  11. GPS assessment of the use of exhibit space and resources by African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Leighty, Katherine A; Soltis, Joseph; Savage, Anne

    2010-01-01

    In public discussions of animal rights and welfare, we as members and proponents of zoological institutions often face significant challenges addressing the concerns of our detractors due to an unfortunate deficiency in systematically collected and published data on the animals in our collections. In the case of elephants, there has been a paucity of information describing their use of space within captive environments. Here, using collar-mounted GPS recording devices, we documented the use of exhibit space and resources by a herd of five adult female African elephants (Loxodonta africana) housed at Disney's Animal Kingdom((R)). We found that dominant animals within the herd used a greater percentage of the available space and subordinate females avoided narrow or enclosed regions of the enclosure that we termed "restricted flow areas." In their use of other resources, dominant females demonstrated increased occupation of the watering hole over subordinate females, but all females demonstrated relatively equivalent use of the mud wallow. Overall, our results provide preliminary evidence that position within the dominancy hierarchy impacts the percentage of space occupied in a captive setting and may contribute to resource accessibility. These findings can be applied to future decisions on exhibit design and resource distribution for this species.

  12. Etorphine-halothane anaesthesia in two five-year-old African elephants (Loxodonta africana : clinical communication

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    G.F. Stegmann

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available Anaesthesia of 2 five-year-old femaleAfrican elephants (Loxodonta africana was required for dental surgery. The animals were each premedicated with 120 mg of azaperone 60 min before transportation to the hospital. Before offloading, 1 mg etorphine was administered intramuscularly (i.m. to each elephant to facilitate walking them to the equine induction / recovery room. For induction, 2 mg etorphine was administered i.m. to each animal. Induction was complete within 6 min. Surgical anaesthesia was induced with halothane-in-oxygen after intubation of the trunk. During surgery the mean heart rate was 61 and 45 beats / min respectively. Systolic blood pressures increased to 27.5 and 25.6 kPa respectively, and were treated with intravenous azaperone. Blood pressure decreased thereafter to a mean systolic pressure of 18.1 and 19.8 kPa, respectively. Rectal temperature was 35.6 and 33.9 oC at the onset of surgery, and decreased to 35.3 and 33.5 oC, respectively, at the end of anaesthesia. Etorphine anaesthesia was reversed with 5mg diprenorphine at the completion of 90 min of surgery.

  13. Harvesting and chewing as constraints to forage consumption by the African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana

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    Bruce W. Clegg

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available As a foundation for understanding the diet of African savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana, adult bulls and cows were observed over an annual cycle to determine whether harvesting (Pt, chewing (Ct and handling times (Ht differed across food types and harvesting methods (handling time is defined as the time to harvest, chew and swallow a trunkload of food. Bulls and cows were observed 105 and 26 times, respectively (94 and 26 individuals, with a total of 64 h of feeding recorded across 32 vegetation types. Some food types took longer to harvest and chew than others, which may influence intake rate and affect choice of diet. The method used to gather a trunkload of food had a significant effect on harvesting time, with simple foraging actions being comparatively rapid and more difficult tasks taking longer. Handling time was constrained by chewing for bulls, except for the processing of roots from woody plants, which was limited by harvesting. Time to gather a trunkload had a greater influence on handling time for cows compared to bulls. Harvesting and handling times were longer for bulls than cows, with the sexes adopting foraging behaviors that best suited their energy requirements.

  14. GPS determination of walking rates in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Leighty, Katherine A; Soltis, Joseph; Wesolek, Christina M; Savage, Anne; Mellen, Jill; Lehnhardt, John

    2009-01-01

    The movements of elephants in captivity have been an issue of concern for animal welfare activists and zoological professionals alike in recent years. In order to fully understand how movement rates reflect animal welfare, we must first determine the exact distances these animals move in the captive environment. We outfitted seven adult female African elephants (Loxodonta africana) at Disney's Animal Kingdom with collar-mounted global positioning recording systems to document their movement rates while housed in outdoor guest viewing habitats. Further, we conducted preliminary analyses to address potential factors impacting movement rates including body size, temperature, enclosure size, and social grouping complexity. We found that our elephants moved at an average rate of 0.409+/-0.007 km/hr during the 9-hr data collection periods. This rate translates to an average of 3.68 km traveled during the observation periods, at a rate comparable to that observed in the wild. Although movement rate did not have a significant relationship with an individual's body size in this herd, the movements of four females demonstrated a significant positive correlation with temperature. Further, females in our largest social group demonstrated a significant increase in movement rates when residing in larger enclosures. We also present preliminary evidence suggesting that increased social group complexity, including the presence of infants in the herd, may be associated with increased walking rates, whereas factors such as reproductive and social status may constrain movements.

  15. Wild female African elephants (Loxodonta africana) exhibit personality traits of leadership and social integration.

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    Lee, Phyllis C; Moss, Cynthia J

    2012-08-01

    Animal personalities have been demonstrated for almost 200 species, with stable dimensions of responses (aggressive to fearful; shy to bold) across contexts and with a heritable basis to these traits. As a long-lived and highly social species, elephants (Loxodonta africana) were expected to demonstrate complex dimensions to individual characteristics or personalities, which would be obvious to human observers and validated by behavioral observations. We used principal-components analysis of ratings on 26 behavioral adjectives applied to one social unit, coded as the EB family, which has been observed for 38 years. Eleven adult females were rated by four observers and found to have individually variable traits on four dimensions described by principal-components analysis. The first component was associated with effective and confident family leadership. Component 2 was age-related, and defined by playfulness, exploration and high levels of activity, suggesting both an experience and an age-related element to its structure. Component 3 represented gentleness and at its other extreme, aggression, and Component 4 was related to constancy (predictability and popularity), with both of these latter components reflecting social integration. Leadership among elephant females represents the successful negotiation among individual interests, and our components were related to a capacity to affect the behavior of others in the absence of aggressive dominance. The family matriarch, Echo, was high on elements associated with leadership. The importance of the matriarch in this family's success suggests that elements of personality may underlie interfamilial variation in long-term survival and reproduction.

  16. Organisation and chemical neuroanatomy of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) olfactory bulb.

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    Ngwenya, Ayanda; Patzke, Nina; Ihunwo, Amadi O; Manger, Paul R

    2011-11-01

    The olfactory system of mammals can be divided into a main and accessory olfactory system with initial processing for each system occurring in the olfactory bulb. The main and accessory olfactory bulbs have similar structural features, even though they appear to be functionally independent. In mammals the main olfactory bulb (MOB) is also one of two established sites of lifelong generation of new cells. The present study describes the histological and immunohistochemical neuroanatomy of the olfactory bulb of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). The morphology of MOB of the elephant does not differ significantly from that described in other mammals; however, it lacks the internal plexiform layer. In addition, the glomeruli of the glomerular layer are organised in 2-4 "honey-combed" layers, a feature not commonly observed. The cell types and structures revealed with immunohistochemical stains (parvalbumin, calbindin, calretinin, tyrosine hydroxylase, orexin-A, glial fibrillary acidic protein) were similar to other mammals. Neurogenesis was examined using the neurogenic marker doublecortin. Migration of newly generated cells was observed in most layers of the MOB. No accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) was observed. Based on the general anatomy and the immunohistochemical observations, it is evident that the morphology of the African elephant MOB is, for the most part, similar to that of all mammals, although very large in absolute size.

  17. La literatura autobiográfica africana escrita por mujeres: contratos de lectura

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    Elena Cuasante

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo parte de la idea de que el estudio de los géneros literarios exige considerar no solo los rasgos formales del texto, sino también las diferentes modalidades contractuales susceptibles de aparecer en su recepción. Dicho de otro modo, un texto solo se integra en un género de escritura concreto cuando es reconocido como tal por parte del destinatario, operación que, aunque comporta ciertos conocimientos teóricos, es de carácter pragmático. El lector será quien, de manera individual, y apoyándose en todos los datos que tiene a su alcance, decida el modo de lectura que le resulta más apropiado. En este trabajo intentaremos ilustrar este proceso analizando un corpus de textos autobiográficos pertenecientes a la primera generación de escritoras africanas de expresión francesa, elección que pretende satisfacer al mismo tiempo los criterios de cohesión (todas las escritoras comparten un mismo contexto socio-histórico y de representatividad, pues pensamos que nuestras conclusiones son trasladables a otros corpus similares, en particular a los que se derivan de las denominadas “literaturas emergentes”.

  18. How Bees Deter Elephants: Beehive Trials with Forest Elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis in Gabon.

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    Steeve Ngama

    Full Text Available In Gabon, like elsewhere in Africa, crops are often sources of conflict between humans and wildlife. Wildlife damage to crops can drastically reduce income, amplifying poverty and creating a negative perception of wild animal conservation among rural people. In this context, crop-raiding animals like elephants quickly become "problem animals". To deter elephants from raiding crops beehives have been successfully employed in East Africa; however, this method has not yet been tested in Central Africa. We experimentally examined whether the presence of Apis mellifera adansonii, the African honey bee species present in Central Africa, deters forest elephants (Loxodonta Africana cyclotis from feeding on fruit trees. We show for the first time that the effectiveness of beehives as deterrents of elephants is related to bee activity. Empty hives and those housing colonies of low bee activity do not deter elephants all the time; but beehives with high bee activity do. Although elephant disturbance of hives does not impede honey production, there is a tradeoff between deterrence and the quantity of honey produced. To best achieve the dual goals of deterring elephants and producing honey colonies must maintain an optimum activity level of 40 to 60 bee movements per minute. Thus, beehives colonized by Apis mellifera adansonii bees can be effective elephant deterrents, but people must actively manage hives to maintain bee colonies at the optimum activity level.

  19. Biochemical changes during the fermentation of Prosopis africana seeds for ogiri-okpei production.

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    Odibo, F J C; Ezeaku, E O; Ogbo, F C

    2008-09-01

    Biochemical changes during fermentation of seeds of Prosopis africana for production of ogiri-okpei, a food condiment popular among people of West Africa were studied. Fermentation resulted in a net increase in concentrations of total soluble sugars and free amino acids, both reaching a peak after 72 h of fermentation but declining thereafter. Corresponding increases were observed in amylase and protease activities, respectively. Lipase activity was observed to be very strong, increasing throughout the duration of fermentation. Analyses of amino and fatty acid composition using an amino acid analyzer and gas liquid chromatography, respectively, revealed a wide variety of amino acids including glutamine > cystine > arginine and the fatty acids stearic > Arachidic > linolenic > linoleic in the unfermented seed in the highest concentrations. Fluctuations in the concentrations of these compounds were observed during the fermentation. At the end of 96 h fermentation, glutamine > cystine > lysine and an unidentified fatty acid > arachidic > linolenic acids were found in the highest concentrations. Marked increases in composition with increasing period of fermentation were observed for Ca, P, K, Mn, and Z. Transformations of amino acids, fatty acids, and minerals during the fermentation of this seed revealed during this study will contribute towards the development of an industrial process for ogiri-okpei as well as an understanding of its contribution to the nutrition of its consumers.

  20. Specialised use of working memory by Portia africana, a spider-eating salticid.

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    Cross, Fiona R; Jackson, Robert R

    2014-03-01

    Using expectancy-violation methods, we investigated the role of working memory in the predatory strategy of Portia africana, a salticid spider from Kenya that preys by preference on other spiders. One of this predator's tactics is to launch opportunistic leaping attacks on to other spiders in their webs. Focussing on this particular tactic, our experiments began with a test spider on a ramp facing a lure (dead prey spider mounted on a cork disc) that could be reached by leaping. After the test spider faced the lure for 30 s, we blocked the test spider's view of the lure by lowering an opaque shutter before the spider leapt. When the shutter was raised 90 s later, either the same lure came into view again (control) or a different lure came into view (experimental: different prey type in same orientation or same prey type in different orientation). We recorded attack frequency (number of test spiders that leapt at the lure) and attack latency (time elapsing between shutter being raised and spiders initiating a leap). Attack latencies in control trials were not significantly different from attack latencies in experimental trials, regardless of whether it was prey type or prey orientation that changed in the experimental trials. However, compared with test spiders in the no-change control trials, significantly fewer test spiders leapt when prey type changed. There was no significant effect on attack frequency when prey orientation changed. These findings suggest that this predator represents prey type independently of prey orientation.

  1. Capacidad de penetración de los agentes adhesivos con acondicionamiento total que utilizan diferentes solventes

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    Neyra Colchado, Omar; Perez Tuanama, Hugo; Iturri Reátegui, Ingrid Rosa Isabel

    2004-01-01

    Los agentes adhesivos constituyen un importante y necesario requisito en la odontología restauradora. Los adhesivos dentales con acondicionamiento total basan su eficacia en la formación de la capa híbrida y en la penetración en la dentina. Se han evaluado distintos agentes adhesivos que utilizan diferentes solventes como vehículo de penetración: Etanol (Single Bond, 3M), Acetona (Solo Bond, VOCO), Agua (One Coat Bond-COLTENE), para lo cual se seleccionaron 30 terceras molares humanas recient...

  2. PRODUKSI ETANOL DARI TETES TEBU OLEH Saccharomyces cerevisiae PEMBENTUK FLOK (NRRL – Y 265 (Ethanol Production from Cane Molasses by Flocculant Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NRRL – Y 265

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    Agustin Krisna Wardani

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The potential use of sugar cane molasses by flocculant Saccharomyces cerevisiae in ethanol production was investigated. In order to minimize the negative effect of calcium on yeast growth, pretreated sugar cane molasses with dilute acid was performed. The influence of process parameters such as sugar concentration and inoculum concentration were evaluated for enhancing bioethanol production. Result showed that maximum ethanol concentration of 8,792% (b/v was obtained at the best condition of inoculum concentration 10% (v/v and sugar concentration 15% (b/v. Based on the experimental data, maximum yield of ethanol production of 65% was obtained. This result demonstrated the potential of molasses as promising biomass resources for ethanol production. Keywords: Ethanol, preteated cane molasses, flocculant Saccharomyces cerevisiae, fermentation   ABSTRAK Efisiensi produksi bioetanol diperoleh melalui ketepatan pemilihan jenis mikroorganisme, bahan baku, dan kontrol proses fermentasi. Alternatif proses untuk meminimalisasi biaya produksi etanol adalah dengan mengeliminasi tahap pemisahan sentrifugasi sel dari produk karena memerlukan biaya instalasi dan biaya perawatan yang tinggi. Proses sentrifugasi merupakan tahapan penting untuk memisahkan sel mikroba dari medium fermentasi pada produksi bioetanol. Untuk meminimalisir biaya produksi akibat proses tersebut digunakan inokulum Saccharomyces cerevisiae pembentuk flok dan tetes tebu sebagai sumber gula. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendapatkan konsentrasi penambahan inokulum Saccharomyces cerevisiae pembentuk flok dan konsentrasi sumber gula dalam tetes tebu yang tepat dalam produksi etanol yang maksimum. Saccharomyces cerevisiae sebanyak 5%, 10%, dan 15% (v/v diinokulasikan pada medium tetes tebu hasil pretreatment dengan kandungan gula 15%, 20%, dan 25% (b/v pada pH 5. Fermentasi dilakukan pada suhu 30°C dan agitasi 100 rpm selama 72 jam. Etanol tertinggi didapat pada kondisi konsentrasi inokulum

  3. Qualitative comparison of the cranio-dental osteology of the extant elephants, Elephas Maximus (Asian elephant) and Loxodonta africana (African elephant).

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    Todd, Nancy E

    2010-01-01

    Few osteological descriptions of the extant elephants and no detailed morphological comparison of the two genera, Elephas and Loxodonta, have been done in recent years. In this study, 786 specimens of extant elephants (crania, mandibles, and molars) were examined for characters unique to each species. Differences between sexes in each species were described, as well as differences between subspecies of each species. Striking differences in morphology were noted between sexes of both elephants and between subspecies, which may complement current genetic studies, the focus of which is to determine division at the subspecies or species level, particularly differences between the savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana africana) and the forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis). In addition, examination of the two living elephants provides an excellent dataset for identifying phylogenetic characters for use in examining evolutionary relationships within and between fossil lineages of elephantids.

  4. Comparison of the in vitro activity of echinocandins against Candida albicans, Candida dubliniensis, and Candida africana by time-kill curves.

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    Gil-Alonso, Sandra; Jauregizar, Nerea; Cantón, Emilia; Eraso, Elena; Quindós, Guillermo

    2015-05-01

    Candida albicans remains the most common fungal pathogen. This species is closely related to 2 phenotypically similar cryptic species, Candida dubliniensis and Candida africana. This study aims to compare the antifungal activities of echinocandins against 7 C. albicans, 5 C. dubliniensis, and 2 C. africana strains by time-kill methodology. MIC values were similar for the 3 species; however, differences in killing activity were observed among species, isolates, and echinocandins. Echinocandins produced weak killing activity against the 3 species. In all drugs, the fungicidal endpoint (99.9% mortality) was reached at ≤31 h with ≥0.5 μg/mL for anidulafungin in 4 C. albicans and 1 C. dubliniensis, for caspofungin in 1 C. albicans and 2 C. dubliniensis, and for micafungin in 4 C. albicans and 1 C. dubliniensis. None of echinocandins showed lethality against C. africana. Identification of these new cryptic species and time-kill studies would be recommendable when echinocandin treatment fails.

  5. The effects of smoke derivatives on in vitro seed germination and development of the leopard orchid Ansellia africana.

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    Papenfus, H B; Naidoo, D; Pošta, M; Finnie, J F; Van Staden, J

    2016-03-01

    Plant-derived smoke and smoke-isolated compounds stimulate germination in seeds from over 80 genera. It has also been reported that smoke affects overall plant vigour and has a stimulatory effect on pollen growth. The effect of smoke on orchid seeds, however, has not been assessed. In South Africa, orchid seeds from several genera may be exposed to smoke when they are released from their seedpods. It is therefore possible that smoke may affect their germination and growth. Therefore, the effects of smoke [applied as smoke-water (SW)] and two smoke-derived compounds, karrikinolide (KAR1 ) and trimethylbutenolide (TMB), were investigated on the germination and growth of orchid seeds in vitro. The effect of SW, KAR1 and TMB were investigated on the endangered epiphytic orchid, Ansellia africana, which is indigenous to tropical areas of Africa. Smoke-water, KAR1 and TMB were infused in half-strength MS medium. The number of germinated seeds and number of seeds and protocorm bodies to reach predetermined developmental stages were recorded on a weekly basis using a dissecting microscope for a 13-week period. Infusing SW 1:250 (v:v) into half-strength MS medium significantly increased the germination rate index (GRI) and the development rate index (DRI) of the A. africana seeds. All the SW treatments significantly increased the number of large protocorm bodies at the final stage of development. Infusing KAR1 into the growing medium had no significant effect on germination or development of the seeds. The TMB treatment, however, significantly reduced the GRI and DRI of A. africana seeds.

  6. Proyecto de desarrollo para evaluar la factibilidad del cultivo de palma africana como materia prima exportable para la producción de biodiesel

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    Marcillo Chasy, Lorena Elizabeth; Vargas Campoverde, Maria Fernanda; Veloz Pacheco, Jessica

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    Hay cultivos agrícolas, como el de la Palma Africana, que están sustituyendo a la producción de oleaginosas tradicionales en el Ecuador y los productos provenientes del extranjero, que poco a poco van teniendo un impacto positivo en la vida de las comunidades indígenas y campesinas (generación de empleo). La palma africana también es conocida como palma aceitera, porque de ella se extrae aceite comestible, pero también tiene diversos usos, como por ejemplo; para productos alimenticios, med...

  7. Effet de prétraitements des semences sur la germination de Prosopis africana (Guill., Perrot. et Rich.) Taub., (Césalpiniacées)

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    Effect of Seed Treatments on the Germination of Iron Tree Prosopis africana (Guill., Perrot. et Rich.) Taub. The effect of four seed treatments (i) soaking in concentrate sulphuric acid for 15 mn, (ii) soaking in hot water at 100 oC for 3 mm followed by in immersion into tap water for 24 hours, (iii) scarification with razor blade (iv) no treatment on the germination of Prosopis africana seeds was evaluated on two types of growing substrate: erosion sand and ferrallitic soil. Non treated seed...

  8. The adrenals of the African elephant(Loxodonta africana: A few observations. 1. The capsule, zona glomerulosa and zona fasciculata

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    F. G. W. Strassberger

    1994-07-01

    Full Text Available The structure of the capsule, zona glomerulosa and zona fasciculata of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana is described. The gland is surrounded by a connective tissue capsule from which connective tissue trabeculae extend towards the medulla. The arrangement of the cells in the zona glomerulosa and the zona fasciculata are similar to that described for other mammals. Two types of cells are found in the zona glomerulosa and three types in the zona fasciculata. Organelles in these two zones are as described for other cells that secrete steroids. Unidentified structures were observed in the zona fasciculata.

  9. Filosofia africana para descolonizar olhares: perspectivas para o ensino das relações étnico-raciais

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    Machado, Adilbênia Freire; UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA BAHIA

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    Resumo: O texto traz uma teia que tem como centro a Filosofia Africana; para se chegar a esse centro, no intento de trazer contribuições e perspectivas outras para “descolonizar olhares” e implicando perspectivas para o ensino das relações étnico-raciais, três conceitos fundamentais serão trabalhados: ancestralidade, encantamento e alteridade. Sabe-se que a filosofia, por séculos, fora usada como meio de colonização, justificando as barbáries cometidas em nome de uma “civilização”, usurpando ...

  10. Avanços tecnológicos na obtenção de Etanol a partir de Sorgo Sacarino: Sorghum Bicolor (l. Moench

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    Sandro Pedroso Cunha

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A substituição da utilização de gasolina por etanol em veículos reduz em até 90% a emissão de CO2, isto justifica o interesse nautilização de bioetanol como energia renovável. Além da cana-de-açúcar, mandioca, milho e beterraba especial destaque vemsendo dado ao sorgo sacarino (Sorgo bicolor L. Moench para produção de etanol pela sua produtividade e resistência. O sorgo écultivado no Rio Grande do Sul com uma produção de cerca de 70.000 t/ano. A Embrapa possui um programa de desenvolvimentode cultivares de sorgo sacarino desde a época do Pró-Álcool e atualmente novas variedades estão sendo avaliadas. Diversos fatorestêm relevância na otimização da produção como, aumento da produtividade e redução de custos na produção do etanol. Estetrabalho objetivou o levantamento de dados recentes que possibilitem avaliar parâmetros produtivos de etanol a partir de sorgo.Fatores como a diminuição dos riscos de contaminação bacteriana, meios propícios aos processos fermentativos do grão ou talo desorgo através da utilização do pré tratamento da amostra, têm sido de grande importância, pois trata-se de transformar biomassabasicamente celulósica em açúcares fermentáveis. Genótipos superiores de sorgo sacarino para produção de etanol são de sumaimportância, assim como processos mais adequados à conversão de açúcares em etanol. A lignina, tóxica frente aosmicrorganismos, impede a conversão da lignocelulose em etanol. A conversão de compostos lignocelulósicos a etanol baseia-seem: hidrólise da celulose produzindo açúcares simples e fermentação destes açúcares a etanol por via microbiológica.Abstract Replacing the use of gasoline by ethanol invehicles reduces by 90% the emission of CO2 which justifiesthe interest in the use of bioethanol as renewable energy.Besides sugar cane, cassava, maize and sugar beet therehave been given emphasis to sweet sorghum (Sorghumbicolor L. Moench to produce ethanol

  11. Eradication of elephant ear mites (Loxoanoetus bassoni) in two African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Wyatt, Jeff; DiVincenti, Louis

    2012-03-01

    Elephant ear mites, not previously described in North America, were eradicated in two African elephants (Loxodonta africana) after six otic instillations of ivermectin at 2-wk intervals. The microscopic examination of a clear, mucoid discharge collected from the external ear canals of two wild-born African elephants housed in a New York State zoo for 25 yr revealed live mites (Loxoaneotus bassoni). The cytologic examination demonstrated no evidence of inflammation or infection. Both elephants were asymptomatic with normal hemograms and serum chemistry panels. A diagnosis of otoacariasis was made. Each elephant was treated six times with 5 ml of 1% ivermectin syrup instilled in each ear canal once every 2 wk. Microscopic examinations of clear mucus collected from each elephant's ear canals 9 days after the first instillation of ivermectin were negative for any life stages of ear mites. Microscopic examinations of mucus collected from both elephants' ear canals at 6, 11, and 16 wk, as well as annually post-treatment for 7 yr, confirmed eradication of the ear mites. The L. bassoni ear mite was first identified in the external ear canals of wild, asymptomatic, lesion-free, African elephants culled in Kruger National Park in South Africa. However, a new species in the same genus of mites (Loxoanoetus lenae) was identified at the necropsy of an 86-yr-old Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) living in a circus in Australia. The autopsy revealed a marked, ballooning distension of bone around the left external acoustic meatus, suggestive of mite-induced otitis externa, as seen in cattle infested with ear mites (Raillieta auris). Elephant health care providers should identify the prevalence of, and consider treatment of, elephants in their care infested with ear mites, given the possible risk for adverse health effects.

  12. Molecular characterization of adipose tissue in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Nilsson, Emeli M; Fainberg, Hernan P; Choong, Siew S; Giles, Thomas C; Sells, James; May, Sean; Stansfield, Fiona J; Allen, William R; Emes, Richard D; Mostyn, Alison; Mongan, Nigel P; Yon, Lisa

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    Adipose tissue (AT) is a dynamic and flexible organ with regulatory roles in physiological functions including metabolism, reproduction and inflammation; secreted adipokines, including leptin, and fatty acids facilitate many of these roles. The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is experiencing serious challenges to optimal reproduction in captivity. The physiological and molecular basis of this impaired fertility remains unknown. AT production of leptin is a crucial molecular link between nutritional status, adiposity and fertility in many species. We propose that leptin has a similar function in the African elephant. African elephant visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue (AT) was obtained from both sexes and a range of ages including females with known pregnancy status. RNA was extracted and histological sections created and analyzed by microarray, PCR and immunohistochemistry respectively. Gas-chromatography was used to determine the fatty acid composition of AT. Microarray expression profiling was used to compare gene expression profiles of AT from pre-pubertal versus reproductively competent adult African elephants. This study demonstrates, for the first time, leptin mRNA and protein expression in African elephant AT. The derived protein sequence of the elephant leptin protein was exploited to determine its relationship within the class I helical cytokine superfamily, which indicates that elephant leptin is most closely related to the leptin orthologs of Oryctolagus cuniculus (European rabbit), Lepus oiostolus (woolly hare), and members of the Ochotonidae (Pika). Immunohistological analysis identified considerable leptin staining within the cytoplasm of adipocytes. Significant differences in fatty acid profiles between pregnant and non-pregnant animals were revealed, most notably a reduction in both linoleic and α linoleic acid in pregnant animals. This report forms the basis for future studies to address the effect of nutrient composition and body

  13. Molecular characterization of adipose tissue in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana.

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    Full Text Available Adipose tissue (AT is a dynamic and flexible organ with regulatory roles in physiological functions including metabolism, reproduction and inflammation; secreted adipokines, including leptin, and fatty acids facilitate many of these roles. The African elephant (Loxodonta africana is experiencing serious challenges to optimal reproduction in captivity. The physiological and molecular basis of this impaired fertility remains unknown. AT production of leptin is a crucial molecular link between nutritional status, adiposity and fertility in many species. We propose that leptin has a similar function in the African elephant. African elephant visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue (AT was obtained from both sexes and a range of ages including females with known pregnancy status. RNA was extracted and histological sections created and analyzed by microarray, PCR and immunohistochemistry respectively. Gas-chromatography was used to determine the fatty acid composition of AT. Microarray expression profiling was used to compare gene expression profiles of AT from pre-pubertal versus reproductively competent adult African elephants. This study demonstrates, for the first time, leptin mRNA and protein expression in African elephant AT. The derived protein sequence of the elephant leptin protein was exploited to determine its relationship within the class I helical cytokine superfamily, which indicates that elephant leptin is most closely related to the leptin orthologs of Oryctolagus cuniculus (European rabbit, Lepus oiostolus (woolly hare, and members of the Ochotonidae (Pika. Immunohistological analysis identified considerable leptin staining within the cytoplasm of adipocytes. Significant differences in fatty acid profiles between pregnant and non-pregnant animals were revealed, most notably a reduction in both linoleic and α linoleic acid in pregnant animals. This report forms the basis for future studies to address the effect of nutrient composition

  14. Liquid semen storage in elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta africana): species differences and storage optimization.

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    Kiso, Wendy K; Brown, Janine L; Siewerdt, Frank; Schmitt, Dennis L; Olson, Deborah; Crichton, Elizabeth G; Pukazhenthi, Budhan S

    2011-01-01

    Artificial insemination plays a key role in the genetic management of elephants in zoos. Because freshly extended semen is typically used for artificial insemination in elephants, it has become imperative to optimize conditions for liquid storage and semen transport. The objectives of this study were to examine the interactions between different extenders and storage temperatures on sperm total motility, progressive motility, and acrosomal integrity in Asian (Elephas maximus) and African (Loxodonta africana) elephants. Ejaculates were collected by rectal massage, diluted using a split-sample technique in 5 semen extenders: TL-Hepes (HEP), Modena (MOD), Biladyl (BIL), TEST refrigeration medium (TES), and INRA96 (INR), maintained at 35°C, 22°C, or 4°C. At 0, 4, 6, 12, and 24 hours, aliquots were removed and assessed for sperm total motility, progressive motility, and acrosomal integrity. After 24 hours of storage, African elephant spermatozoa exhibited greater longevity and higher values in sperm quality parameters compared with those of Asian elephants. In both species, semen storage at 35°C resulted in a sharp decline in all sperm quality parameters after 4 hours of storage, whereas storage at 22°C and 4°C facilitated sperm survival. In Asian elephants, MOD and HEP were most detrimental, whereas BIL, TES, and INR maintained motility up to 12 hours when spermatozoa were cooled to 22°Cor4°C. In African elephants, there were no differences among extenders. All media maintained good sperm quality parameters at 22°C or 4°C. However, although MOD, BIL, and INR were most effective at lower temperatures, HEP and TES maintained sperm motility at all storage temperatures. This study demonstrated sperm sensitivity to components of various semen extenders and storage temperatures and offers recommendations for semen extender choices for liquid semen storage for both Asian and African elephants.

  15. The structure of the cushions in the feet of African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Weissengruber, G E; Egger, G F; Hutchinson, J R; Groenewald, H B; Elsässer, L; Famini, D; Forstenpointner, G

    2006-12-01

    The uniquely designed limbs of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana, support the weight of the largest terrestrial animal. Besides other morphological peculiarities, the feet are equipped with large subcutaneous cushions which play an important role in distributing forces during weight bearing and in storing or absorbing mechanical forces. Although the cushions have been discussed in the literature and captive elephants, in particular, are frequently affected by foot disorders, precise morphological data are sparse. The cushions in the feet of African elephants were examined by means of standard anatomical and histological techniques, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In both the forelimb and the hindlimb a 6th ray, the prepollex or prehallux, is present. These cartilaginous rods support the metacarpal or metatarsal compartment of the cushions. None of the rays touches the ground directly. The cushions consist of sheets or strands of fibrous connective tissue forming larger metacarpal/metatarsal and digital compartments and smaller chambers which were filled with adipose tissue. The compartments are situated between tarsal, metatarsal, metacarpal bones, proximal phalanges or other structures of the locomotor apparatus covering the bones palmarly/plantarly and the thick sole skin. Within the cushions, collagen, reticulin and elastic fibres are found. In the main parts, vascular supply is good and numerous nerves course within the entire cushion. Vater-Pacinian corpuscles are embedded within the collagenous tissue of the cushions and within the dermis. Meissner corpuscles are found in the dermal papillae of the foot skin. The micromorphology of elephant feet cushions resembles that of digital cushions in cattle or of the foot pads in humans but not that of digital cushions in horses. Besides their important mechanical properties, foot cushions in elephants seem to be very sensitive structures.

  16. Neocortical neuronal morphology in the newborn giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) and African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Jacobs, Bob; Lee, Laura; Schall, Matthew; Raghanti, Mary Ann; Lewandowski, Albert H; Kottwitz, Jack J; Roberts, John F; Hof, Patrick R; Sherwood, Chet C

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    Although neocortical neuronal morphology has been documented in the adult giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) and African elephant (Loxodonta africana), no research has explored the cortical architecture in newborns of these species. To this end, the current study examined the morphology of neurons from several cortical areas in the newborn giraffe and elephant. After cortical neurons were stained with a modified Golgi technique (N = 153), dendritic branching and spine distributions were analyzed by using computer-assisted morphometry. The results showed that newborn elephant neurons were considerably larger in terms of all dendritic and spine measures than newborn giraffe neurons. Qualitatively, neurons in the newborns appeared morphologically comparable to those in their adult counterparts. Neurons in the newborn elephant differed considerably from those observed in other placental mammals, including the giraffe, particularly with regard to the morphology of spiny projection neurons. Projection neurons were observed in both species, with a much larger variety in the elephant (e.g., flattened pyramidal, nonpyramidal multipolar, and inverted pyramidal neurons). Although local circuit neurons (i.e., interneurons, neurogliaform, Cajal-Retzius neurons) resembled those observed in other eutherian mammals, these were usually spiny, which contrasts with their adult, aspiny equivalents. Newborn projection neurons were smaller than the adult equivalents in both species, but newborn interneurons were approximately the same size as their adult counterparts. Cortical neuromorphology in the newborn giraffe is thus generally consistent with what has been observed in other cetartiodactyls, whereas newborn and adult elephant morphology appears to deviate substantially from what is commonly observed in other placental mammals.

  17. The spatial structure of hunter access determines the local abundance of forest elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis).

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    Yackulic, Charles B; Strindberg, Samantha; Maisels, Fiona; Blake, Stephen

    2011-06-01

    In many previously remote regions in the world, increasing and often unregulated access is leading to dramatic increases in hunting pressure and declines in the densities of prey species, sometimes to the point of local extinction. Not surprisingly, numerous studies have found a correlation between the distance to the closest access point and prey densities. Here we hypothesized that, for many wide-ranging species, local abundances are reduced by hunting associated with multiple access points as opposed to just the closest access points. We also hypothesized that the distribution of hunter access determines both patterns of occupancy and abundance in occupied areas and that these two patterns (occupancy and abundance) respond to access at different spatial scales. Using data on the distribution of abundances of African forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) in and around five national parks in Central Africa, we tested these hypotheses using a model comparison framework. We found that models including an index based on the distance to multiple roads outperformed models including other access-based covariates, including a model based on distance to the closest road only. We also found that models that allowed us to model occupancy and abundance separately outperformed simpler models. Occupancy responds to access at the same scale as previous estimates of average maximum displacement in the subspecies, while the scale of the response of abundance is more ambiguous, but appears to be greater. Lastly, we show that incorporating indices based on multiple access points and modeling abundance and occupancy has important practical consequences for our understanding of overall regional abundances and the distribution of abundances within regions.

  18. The pharmacokinetics of orally administered ivermectin in African elephants (Loxodonta africana): implications for parasite elimination.

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    Gandolf, A Rae; Lifschitz, A; Stadler, C; Watson, B; Galvanek, L; Ballent, M; Lanusse, C

    2009-03-01

    Loxodonta africana are susceptible to a wide variety of parasites that are often treated with the broad spectrum antiparasitic ivermectin (IVM) based on empirical knowledge. The objectives of this study were to 1) measure plasma IVM levels following administration of 0.1 mg/kg IVM p.o., 2) compare plasma IVM levels following administration with regular versus restricted feed rations, 3) measure IVM excretion in feces, and 4) use these findings to generate dosing recommendations for this species. Using a crossover design, six African elephants were divided into two groups. Ivermectin was administered and typical grain rations were either provided or withheld for 2 hr. Blood and fecal samples were collected for 7 days following drug administration. After a 5-wk washout period, groups were switched and the procedure repeated. Plasma and fecal IVM were analyzed using high-performance liquid chromatography. There was no statistically significant difference detected in the pharmacokinetic data between the fed and fasted groups. Peak plasma concentration, area under the curve, and half-life for plasma ranged between 5.41-8.49 ng/ml, 17.1-20.3 ng x day/ml, and 3.12-4.47 day, respectively. High IVM concentrations were detected in feces. The peak concentration values in feces were between 264-311-fold higher than those obtained in plasma. The comparatively large area under the curve and short time to maximum concentration in feces indicate elimination prior to absorption of much of the drug. Plasma IVM concentrations were low when compared to other species. Based on these findings, administration of 0.2-0.4 mg/kg p.o. should be appropriate for eliminating many types of parasites in elephants, and could minimize development of parasite resistance.

  19. Wire netting reduces African elephant (Loxodonta africana impact to selected trees in South Africa

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    Full Text Available African elephants (Loxodonta africana are ecosystem engineers in that they substantially alter the environment through their unique foraging and feeding habits. At high densities, elephants potentially have negative impacts on the environment, specifically for large trees. Because of this, recent increases of elephants in the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park (KNP, South Africa, have caused concern regarding the survival of several tree species. Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of wrapping protective wire netting around the trunk of the tree for preventing and reducing bark stripping, branch breaking, and felling by elephants. We assessed 2668 trees – 1352 Sclerocarya birrea (marula, 857 Acacia nigrescens (knobthorn, and 459 Lannea schweinfurthii (false marula – for elephant impact in the APNR, 1387 (52% of which had previously been wrapped in protective wire netting (789, 548 and 50, respectively. Wire netting was effective in reducing the severity of bark stripping and the relative proportion of trees that were bark stripped. In addition, wire netting had an effect on the level of impact, with a higher relative frequency of wire-net-protected trees found in lower impact categories compared with unprotected trees. Since tree mortality has been attributed to high levels of elephant impact, the use of wire netting could serve to maintain individual trees or populations particularly vulnerable to elephant impact in areas with locally high densities of elephants.Conservation implications: Since wire netting is a relatively low cost and ecologically unobtrusive strategy, it could be used to reduce elephant impact in problem areas. This method focuses on protecting trees rather than some other strategies such as environmental manipulation, translocation, contraceptives, and culling that instead focus on reducing elephant numbers.Keywords: Elephant impact; bark stripping

  20. Lack of spatial and behavioral responses to immunocontraception application in African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Delsink, Audrey K; Kirkpatrick, Jay; van Altena, J J; Bertschinger, Henk J; Ferreira, Sam M; Slotow, Robert

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    Opinions are divided as to whether human intervention to control elephant (Loxodonta africana) population growth is desirable, partly because of elephant welfare concerns. Female contraception through immunization with porcine zona pellucida (PZP) proteins is viable. The effects of sustained use and application of the PZP vaccine on elephant behavioral and spatial responses were examined by evaluating herd ranging, fission-fusion dynamics, association patterns, and reproductive and sexual behaviors. Minimal change was anticipated as a result of long calf dependence on and association with cows, a reduced but not indefinite 0% growth rate and the known mechanism of action of PZP vaccines, and minimal expected change in resource requirements necessitating behavioral or spatial use adaptations. Although behavioral effects identified in previous hormonal contraceptive trials were evident, it was demonstrated that immunocontraception caused no prolonged behavioral, social, or spatial changes over the 11-yr study period. Individually identified elephants were monitored from 1999 to 2011. Minimal, short-term social disruption, with temporary changes to the herds' core ranges, was observed during the annual treatment events, particularly in the first three treatment years, when vaccinations were conducted exclusively from the ground. Thereafter, when vaccinations were conducted aerially, minor disruptions were confined to the morning of administration only. Despite sustained treatments resulting in demographic changes of fewer calves being born, treatments did not alter spatial range use, and no adverse interherd-intraherd relations were observed. Similarly, resource requirements did not change as calving still occurred, although in fewer numbers. It was concluded that PZP immunocontraception has no detectable behavioral or social consequences in elephants over the course of 11 yr, providing a convincing argument for the use of sustained immunocontraception in the medium

  1. Circadian rhythm of salivary cortisol secretion in female zoo-kept African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Casares, Miguel; Silván, Gema; Carbonell, Maria Dolores; Gerique, Cati; Martinez-Fernandez, Leticia; Cáceres, Sara; Illera, Juan Carlos

    2016-01-01

    Salivary samples were collected over a 24-hr period from one group of six juvenile (7-12 years) and one group of three adult (24-25 years) African elephant females, Loxodonta africana, and the cortisol concentration was measured in unextracted samples by EIA. Samples were collected during May, June, and November 2012 (n = 147) using cotton swabs at 4-hr intervals from 20:00 to 20:00 of the next day (seven samples per animal in each trial). The animals are kept under standard zoo management: the herd is maintained in their indoor enclosures until 10:00 and then released into the outdoor enclosures until 21:00-21:30 (May/June) and 18:30-19:00 (November). No adult elephant bull was present at the zoo during this time. The results demonstrate a clear diurnal pattern of cortisol secretion with the lowest concentration observed at 20:00 (2.03 ± 0.08 ng/ml saliva) and the peak concentrations at 08:00 (5.26 ± 0.35 ng/ml saliva). Although the cortisol values were higher in the adult cows compared to the juvenile cows in the May-June period, the differences were not significant. However, the values obtained in November from the juvenile group were significantly higher (P < 0.05) than the concentrations measured in this group in June. In conclusion, salivary cortisol in zoo elephants follows a circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle) adapted to daily zoo husbandry routines.

  2. Pharmacokinetics of orally administered phenylbutazone in African and Asian elephants (Loxodonta africana and Elephas maximus).

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    Bechert, Ursula; Christensen, J Mark; Nguyen, C; Neelkant, R; Bendas, E

    2008-06-01

    The pharmacokinetic parameters of phenylbutazone were determined in 18 elephants (Loxodonta africana and Elephas maximus) after single-dose oral administration of 2, 3, and 4 mg/kg phenylbutazone, as well as multiple-dose administrations with a 4-wk washout period between trials. After administration of 2 mg/kg phenylbutazone, mean serum concentrations peaked in approximately 7.5 hr at 4.3 +/- 2.02 microg/ml and 9.7 hr at 7.1 +/- 2.36 microg/ml for African and Asian elephants, respectively, while 3 mg/kg dosages resulted in peak serum concentrations of 7.2 +/- 4.06 microg/ml in 8.4 hr and 12.1 +/- 3.13 microg/ml in 14 hr. The harmonic mean half-life was long, ranging between 13 and 15 hr and 39 and 45 hr for African and Asian elephants, respectively. There was evidence of enterohepatic cycling of phenylbutazone in Asian elephants. Significant differences (P < 0.0001) in pharmacokinetic values occurred between African and Asian elephants for clearance (27.9 and 7.6 ml/hr/kg, respectively), terminal half-life (15.0 and 38.7 hr, respectively), and mean residence time (22.5 and 55.5 hr, respectively) using 2-mg/kg dosages as an example. This suggests that different treatment regimens for Asian and African elephants should be used. There were no apparent gender differences in these parameters for either elephant species.

  3. Serum concentrations of calcium, phosphorus, and 25-hydroxyvitamin d in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Miller, Michele; Chen, Tai C; Holick, Michael F; Mikota, Susan; Dierenfeld, Ellen

    2009-06-01

    Seventy-two serum samples were collected from 14 healthy African elephants (Loxodonta africana), including three calves, to test for 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] as well as for performing biochemical panels. Samples were collected between July 1997 and January 2008 to establish normal 25(OH)D values for the species and to examine the relationship of season and time on these values. Although the number of samples from the calves was small (n = 7), there was no statistically significant difference in the mean 25(OH)D levels between adults and calves (15.7 +/- 7.7 ng/ml versus 17.1 +/- 5.8 ng/ml, P > 0.05, respectively). The comparison of mean and individual values among seasons showed some variation, but was not statistically different; therefore, all values were combined for further analyses. The mean value of 25(OH)D for all samples was 15.8 +/- 7.5 ng/ml (n = 72), with a 95% confidence interval of 14.0-17.6 ng/ml. There did not appear to be a direct correlation between 25(OH)D levels and calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), or calcium:phosphorus ratio (Ca:P) based on regression analyses (P < 0.05). Values measured approximated normal distributions. Mean calcium value was 10.5 +/- 0.6 mg/dl (n = 61); mean phosphorus value was 5.2 +/- 0.8 mg/dl (n = 50); and mean Ca:P was 2.06 +/- 0.34. Since all animals appeared healthy during the course of sample collection, and bone density on foot radiographs was assessed as good, the results are considered to be normal for this herd. With the incidence of joint disease in older elephants, and metabolic bone disease in hand-reared calves, these values will provide a basis for further studies of calcium metabolism in elephants.

  4. Evaluation of Prosopis africana Seed Gum as an Extended Release Polymer for Tablet Formulation.

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    Nadaf, Sameer; Nnamani, Petra; Jadhav, Namdeo

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    In the present work, an attempt has been made to screen Prosopis africana seed gum (PG), anionic polymer for extended release tablet formulation. Different categories of drugs (charge basis) like diclofenac sodium (DS), chlorpheniramine maleate (CPM), and ibuprofen (IB) were compacted with PG and compared with different polymers (charge basis) like xanthan gum (XG), hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC-K100M), and chitosan (CP). For each drug, 12 batches of tablets were prepared by wet granulation technique, and granules were evaluated for flow properties, compressibility, and compactibility by Heckel and Leuenberger analysis, swelling index, in vitro dissolution studies, etc. It has been observed that granules of all batches showed acceptable flowability. According to Heckel and Leuenberger analysis, granules of PG-containing compacts showed similar and satisfactory compressibility and compactibility compared to granules of other polymers. PG showed significant swelling (P < 0.05) compared to HPMC, and better than CP and XG. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) study showed no interaction between drugs and polymers. From all PG-containing compacts of aforesaid drugs, drug release was sustained for 12 h following anomalous transport. Especially, polyelectrolyte complex formation retarded the release of oppositely charged drug (CPM-PG). However, extended release was noted in both anionic (DS) and nonionic (IB) drugs, maybe due to swollen gel. All compacts were found to be stable for 3-month period during stability study. This concludes that swelling and release retardation of PG has close resemblance to HPMC, so it can be used as extended release polymer for all types of drugs.

  5. Caracterización clínica de pacientes adultos angolanos con VIH/sida:contribución de la lucha contra el SIDA en Africa

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    Se realizó el estudio de 1139 pacientes angolanos adultos con la infección-enfermedad VIH/sida durante el período comprendido entre julio 2001 a diciembre 2005, en la Clínica Multiperfil de Luanda, con el fin de caracterizar clínicamente la enfermedad, pues se conoce que existen diferencias en su evolución clínica en distintas subregiones africanas,. La descripción por médicos calificados de las formas clínicas de presentación, de la respuesta terapéutica y el estudio del comportamiento de ot...

  6. The Condition Factor, Length – Weight Relationship and Abundance of Ilisha africana (Block, 1795 from Nkoro River Niger Delta, Nigeria

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    Full Text Available The condition factor, length-weight relationship and abundance of Ilisha africana from Nkoro Riverin the Niger Delta area of Nigeria was studied for a period of one year (January-December 2008. From asample size of 113 specimens, K value was 0.999 and the exponential equation was Wt = 0.05998 (TL2.719,indicating an isometric growth pattern. The highest catch w as recorded in February (1.61, followed by March(1.00, January (0.90, December (0.60 and June (0.10. April, May, July, August, September, October andNovember recorded no catch during the study. The highest condition factor value (1.58 was recorded inFebruary and the low est (0.00 in Septem ber. The highest catch per unit effort (1.13 was recorded in stations2 and 4, followed by station 1 (1.12 and station 3 (0.72 each. Ilisha africana in Nkoro river is in a stableenvironment and w as more abundant in the dry season months of February, March, January and December.

  7. Afritoxinones A and B, dihydrofuropyran-2-ones produced by Diplodia africana the causal agent of branch dieback on Juniperus phoenicea.

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    Evidente, Antonio; Masi, Marco; Linaldeddu, Benedetto T; Franceschini, Antonio; Scanu, Bruno; Cimmino, Alessio; Andolfi, Anna; Motta, Andrea; Maddau, Lucia

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    Two phytotoxic dihydrofuropyran-2-ones, named afritoxinones A and B, were isolated from liquid culture of Diplodia africana, a fungal pathogen responsible for branch dieback of Phoenicean juniper in Italy. Additionally, six others known metabolites were isolated and characterized: oxysporone, sphaeropsidin A, epi-sphaeropsidone, R-(-)-mellein, (3R,4R)-4-hydroxymellein and (3R,4S)-4-hydroxymellein. The structures of afritoxinones A and B were established by spectroscopic and optical methods and determined to be as (3aS(*),6R(*),7aS)-6-methoxy-3a,7a-dihydro-3H,6H-furo[2,3-b]pyran-2-one and (3aR(*),6R(*),7aS)-6-methoxy-3a,7a-dihydro-3H,6H-furo[2,3-b]pyran-2-one, respectively. The phytotoxic activity of afritoxinones A and B and oxysporone was evaluated on host (Phoenicean juniper) and non-host plant (holm oak, cork oak and tomato) by cutting and leaf puncture assay. Oxysporone proved to be the most phytotoxic compound. This study represents the first report of secondary metabolites produced by D. africana. In addition, the taxonomic implications of secondary metabolites in Botryosphaeriaceae family studies are discussed.

  8. Investigation of minor species Candida africana, Candida stellatoidea and Candida dubliniensis in the Candida albicans complex among Yaoundé (Cameroon) HIV-infected patients.

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    Ngouana, Thierry K; Krasteva, Donika; Drakulovski, Pascal; Toghueo, Rufin K; Kouanfack, Charles; Ambe, Akaba; Reynes, Jacques; Delaporte, Eric; Boyom, Fabrice F; Mallié, Michèle; Bertout, Sébastien

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    Minor species of the Candida albicans complex may cause overestimation of the epidemiology of C. albicans, and misidentifications could mask their implication in human pathology. Authors determined the occurrence of minor species of the C. albicans complex (C. africana, C. dubliniensis and C. stellatoidea) among Yaoundé HIV-infected patients, Cameroon. Stool, vaginal discharge, urine and oropharyngeal samples were analysed by mycological diagnosis. Isolates were identified by conventional methods and mass spectrometry (MS; carried out by the matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionisation time-of-flight MS protocol). Candida albicans isolates were thereafter submitted to the PCR amplification of the Hwp1 gene. The susceptibility of isolates to antifungal drugs was tested using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute M27-A3 protocol. From 115 C. albicans obtained isolates, neither C. dubliniensis nor C. stellatoidea was observed; two strains of C. africana (422PV and 448PV) were identified by PCR electrophoretic profiles at 700 bp. These two C. africana strains were vaginal isolates. The isolate 448PV was resistant to ketoconazole at the minimal inhibitory concentration of 2 μg ml(-1), and showed reduced susceptibility to amphotericin B at 1 μg ml(-1). This first report on C. africana occurrence in Cameroon brings clues for the understanding of the global epidemiology of this yeast as well as that of minor species of the C. albicans complex.

  9. Expression of human cell cycle regulators in the primary cell line of the African savannah elephant (loxodonta africana) increases proliferation until senescence, but does not induce immortalization.

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    Fukuda, Tomokazu; Iino, Yuuka; Onuma, Manabu; Gen, Bando; Inoue-Murayama, Miho; Kiyono, Tohru

    2016-01-01

    The African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana) is one of the critically endangered animals. Conservation of genetic and cellular resources is important for the promotion of wild life-related research. Although primary cultured cells are a useful model for the physiology and genomics of the wild-type animals, their distribution is restricted due to the limited number of cell divisions allowed in them. Here, we tried to immortalize a primary cell line of L. africana with by overexpressing human mutant form of cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4R24C), cyclin D, and telomerase (TERT). It has been shown before that the combination of human CDK4R24C, cyclin D, and TERT induces the efficient cellular immortalization of cells derived from humans, bovine, swine, and monkeys. Interestingly, although the combination of these three genes extended the cellular proliferation of the L. africana-derived cells, they did not induce cellular immortalization. This study suggest that control of cellular senescence in L. africana-derived cells would be different molecular mechanisms compared to those governing human, bovine, swine, and monkey cells.

  10. Remote sensing of the link between arable field and elephant (Loxodonta africana) distribution change along a tsetse eradication gradient in the Zambezi valley, Zimbabwe

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    Murwira, A.; Skidmore, A.K.; Huizing, H.G.J.; Prins, H.H.T.

    2010-01-01

    We investigated whether the proportion of remotely sensed arable fields increased along a tsetse eradication gradient in the Sebungwe region. We also investigated whether and to what extent this increase in arable fields affected the distribution of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) between

  11. Diversidad genetica de aislamientos de cornezuelo (Claviceps africana fredrickson, mantle, y de milliano) de sorgo [Sorghum bicolor (l.) moench.] en Mexico

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    This study was conducted in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, and Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, in which pathogenicity of two isolates of ergot (Claviceps africana) obtained from the same two locations, were evaluated on six hybrids and three male sterile sorghum lines. Also, a genetic variance indicated signif...

  12. Biosíntesis de dextranos de alto peso molecular mediante la inoculación con Leuconostoc Mesenteroides, var. Mesenteroides (atcc 10830 de jugos residuales de la agroindustria de la piña: síntesis y caracterización de hierro-dextranos

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    José Roberto Vega Baudrit

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se muestran los estudios realizados para obtener dextranos a partir de desechos de la agroindustria de piña. La fermentación se llevó a cabo en un biorreactor (10 L, se inoculó con un cultivo de Leuconostoc mesenteroides, var. mesenteroides (ATCC 10830. Se centrifugó y se precipitó y purificó con etanol. Fue caracterizado por medio de viscosidad, peso molecular y grupos funcionales por espectroscopía infrarroja. Este dextrano fue tratado con el fin de obtener hierro-dextranos.

  13. Influencia del soporte sobre la actividad catalítica del paladio en la oxidación selectiva del etanol

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    Luis Carballo Suárez

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    Full Text Available Aquí se reporta la comparación de los resultados obtenidos en cuanto a las diferencias en selectividades y conversiones de etanol hacia ácido acético y acetato de etilo, utilizando catalizadores de paladio metálico (0.5% en peso soportados en alfa-alúmina y carbón activado. Se pudo observar que el catalizador de paladio sobre alfa-alúmina presentó mayores conversiones del etanol alimentado hacia el ácido acético y por consiguiente mayor selectividad hacia éste producto, que el de paladio soportado sobre carbón activado, el cual mostró una mayor selectividad hacia el acetato de etilo.

  14. Catalisadores de Pt e PtSn suportados em biocarvões ativados para a eletro-oxidação do etanol

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    As células a combustível de etanol direto (DEFCs, Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells) são baseadas na eletro-oxidação do etanol à baixa temperatura e necessitam catalisadores à base de metais nobres, devido à cinética mais lenta para as reações de oxi-redução. Entre os catalisadores, a platina e as ligas de platina são os mais utilizados. Materiais para suportar os catalisadores são necessários a fim de reduzir a carga do mesmo empregada. Um dos suportes de catalisadores mais versáteis é o carvão ativ...

  15. Análise da situação da produção de etanol e biodiesel no Brasil

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    Kohlhepp,Gerd

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    Um dos objetivos da política energética é a redução das emissões de CO2. Os biocombustíveis são uma das alternativas para o setor de transportes. O Brasil é o líder na produção de etanol extraído da cana-de-açúcar. Os preconceitos existentes nos Estados Unidos e na Europa com relação à importação do etanol brasileiro não têm fundamento, pois esse produto apresenta o melhor balanço ecológico e não diminui a produção de gêneros alimentícios. Na produção de biodiesel à base de soja, os preconcei...

  16. El caso de la producción de etanol en Brasil: ¿un ejemplo para los países de América Latina?

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    Prado Sampaio Mateus de Almeida

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    Full Text Available Este artículo de corte historiográfico analiza en detalle, hasta su situación presente, el camino evolutivo del etanol de caña de azúcar en Brasil. El tema de los biocombustibles reanudó su importancia en los últimos años debido a los altos precios del petróleo y al proceso de calentamiento global. El objetivo es mostrar cómo ocurrió ese proceso de desarrollo y uso, y enfatizar sus virtudes y defectos. La metodología fue apoyadapor el uso de datos estadísticos, la lectura de documentos oficiales (leyes y tratados internacionales y la revisión de laliteratura. Se concluye que la producción de etanol en Brasil causó grandes transformaciones socioespaciales en el pasado y que aún presenta un potencial de cambio bastante fuerte.

  17. El caso de la producción de etanol en Brasil: ¿un ejemplo para los países de América Latina?

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    Mateus de Almeida Prado Sampaio

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo de corte historiográfico analiza en detalle, hasta su situación presente, el camino evolutivo del etanol de caña de azúcar en Brasil. El tema de los biocombustibles reanudó su importancia en los últimos años debido a los altos precios del petróleo y al proceso de calentamiento global. El objetivo es mostrar cómo ocurrió ese proceso de desarrollo y uso, y enfatizar sus virtudes y defectos. La metodología fue apoyada por el uso de datos estadísticos, la lectura de documentos oficiales (leyes y tratados internacionales y la revisión de la literatura. Se concluye que la producción de etanol en Brasil causó grandes transformaciones socioespaciales en el pasado y que aún presenta un potencial de cambio bastante fuerte.

  18. Influência do borbulhamento de ar no sistema água e etanol: desenvolvimento do modelo de C. H. Weis.

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    Célia Regina Andrade dos Santos

    2009-01-01

    O conhecimento das pressões parciais do etanol e da água, em função da composição da respectiva mistura binária líquida, para dada temperatura, permite efetuar a integração numérica da equação diferencial que rege a troca de componentes entre a fase gasosa e a líquida. Para isto é suposto que o ar na saída da mistura etanol e água corresponda ao equilíbrio. A equação diferencial utilizada é uma variante da clássica equação de Rayleigh para destilação simples. Partindo de dados tabelados para ...

  19. Influência do etanol na solubilidade de hidrocarbonetos aromáticos em aqüíferos contaminados por óleo diesel

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    Kaipper, Beatriz Inês Almeida

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    Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Físicas e Matemáticas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Química. O etanol é um co-solvente que pode aumentar as concentrações dos hidrocarbonetos de petróleo em contaminações de águas subterrâneas. Neste trabalho avaliou-se o efeito co-solvente do etanol nas concentrações de hidrocarbonetos do óleo diesel, em laboratório, e no próprio ambiente subterrâneo. Este efeito foi estudado para os hidrocarbonetos monoaromátic...

  20. Bioactive constituents in Prunus africana: geographical variation throughout Africa and associations with environmental and genetic parameters.

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    Kadu, Caroline A C; Parich, Alexandra; Schueler, Silvio; Konrad, Heino; Muluvi, Geoffrey M; Eyog-Matig, Oscar; Muchugi, Alice; Williams, Vivienne L; Ramamonjisoa, Lolona; Kapinga, Consolatha; Foahom, Bernard; Katsvanga, Cuthbert; Hafashimana, David; Obama, Crisantos; Vinceti, Barbara; Schumacher, Rainer; Geburek, Thomas

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    Prunus africana--an evergreen tree found in Afromontane forests--is used in traditional medicine to cure benign prostate hyperplasia. Different bioactive constituents derived from bark extracts from 20 tree populations sampled throughout the species' natural range in Africa were studied by means of GC-MSD. The average concentration [mg/kgw/w] in increasing order was: lauric acid (18), myristic acid (22), n-docosanol (25), ferulic acid (49), β-sitostenone (198), β-sitosterol (490), and ursolic acid (743). The concentrations of many bark constituents were significantly correlated and concentration of n-docosanol was highly significantly correlated with all other analytes. Estimates of variance components revealed the highest variation among populations for ursolic acid (66%) and the lowest for β-sitosterol (20%). In general, environmental parameters recorded (temperature, precipitation, altitude) for the samples sites were not correlated with the concentration of most constituents; however, concentration of ferulic acid was significantly correlated with annual precipitation. Because the concentration of compounds in bark extracts may be affected by tree size, the diameter of sampled plants at 1.3m tree height (as proxy of age) was recorded. The only relationship with tree diameter was a negative correlation with ursolic acid. Under the assumption that genetically less variable populations have less variable concentrations of bark compounds, correlations between variation parameters of the concentration and the respective genetic composition based on chloroplast and nuclear DNA markers were assessed. Only variation of β-sitosterol concentration was significantly correlated with haplotypic diversity. The fixation index (F(IS)) was positively correlated with the variation in concentration of ferulic acid. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) indicated a weak geographic pattern. Mantel tests, however, revealed associations between the geographic patterns of bioactive

  1. Standing sedation in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) using detomidine-butorphanol combinations.

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    Neiffer, Donald L; Miller, Michele A; Weber, Martha; Stetter, Mark; Fontenot, Deidre K; Robbins, P K; Pye, Geoffrey W

    2005-06-01

    Standing sedation was provided for 14 clinical procedures in three African elephants (Loxodonta africana) managed by combined protected and modified-protected contact and trained through operant conditioning. An initial hand-injection of detomidine hydrochloride and butorphanol tartrate at a ratio of 1:1 on a microg:microg basis was administered intramuscularly, with a dosage range of 50-70 mg (12.9-19.7 microg/kg) for each drug. The initial injection resulted in adequate sedation for initiation and completion of eight procedures, whereas supplemental doses were required for the remaining procedures. The dosage range for the supplemental injections of each drug was 4.0-7.3 microg/kg. Initial effect was noted within 3.0-25 min (mean = 11.6 min, SD +/- 5.9 min), with maximal effect occurring at 25-30 min for those procedures not requiring supplementation. In all but one procedure, this effect was maintained until the end of the procedure, which ranged from 47 to 98 min (mean = 74.7 min, SD +/- 18.8 min). No cardiac or respiratory depression was appreciated. Recovery after administration of reversal agents was rapid and complete, ranging from 2 to 20 min (mean = 9.0 min, SD +/- 7.0 min). On the basis of the authors' experience, recommended dosage ranges for reversal agents would be intravenous yohimbine (73.4-98.5 microg/kg), intravenous naltrexone (48.9-98.5 microg/kg), and intramuscular naltrexone (73.4-98.5 microg/kg). Approximately one-third to one-half of the total naltrexone dose should be administered intravenously. Mild adverse side effects limited to the gastrointestinal tract were observed in association with five procedures including abdominal distention with or without transient anorexia. Administration of reversal agents, encouraging exercise and water consumption, and administration of flunixin meglumine were helpful in the resolution of signs. In addition to gastrointestinal signs, slight ataxia was observed before initiation of surgical stimulation

  2. Pharmacokinetics of orally administered ibuprofen in African and Asian elephants (Loxodonta africana and Elephas maximus).

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    Bechert, Ursula; Christensen, J Mark

    2007-06-01

    The pharmacokinetic parameters of S(+) and R(-) ibuprofen were determined in 20 elephants after oral administration of preliminary 4-, 5-, and 6-mg/kg doses of racemic ibuprofen. Following administration of 4 mg/kg ibuprofen, serum concentrations of ibuprofen peaked at 5 hr at 3.9 +/- 2.07 microg/ml R(-) and 10.65 +/- 5.64 microg/ml S(+) (mean +/- SD) in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and at 3 hr at 5.14 +/- 1.39 microg/ml R(-) and 13.77 +/- 3.75 microg/ml S(+) in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), respectively. Six-milligram/kilogram dosages resulted in peak serum concentrations of 5.91 +/- 2.17 microg/ml R(-) and 14.82 +/- 9.71 microg/ml S(+) in African elephants, and 5.72 +/- 1.60 microg/ml R(-) and 18.32 +/- 10.35 microg/ml S(+) in Asian elephants. Ibuprofen was eliminated with first-order kinetics characteristic of a single-compartment model with a half-life of 2.2-2.4 hr R(-) and 4.5-5.1 hr S(+) in African elephants and 2.4-2.9 hr R(-) and 5.9-7.7 hr S(+) in Asian elephants. Serum concentrations of R(-) ibuprofen were undetectable at 24 hr, whereas S(+) ibuprofen decreased to below 5 microg/ml 24 hr postadministration in all elephants. The volume of distribution was estimated to be between 322 and 356 ml/kg R(-) and 133 and 173 ml/kg S(+) in Asian elephants and 360-431 ml/kg R(-) and 179-207 ml/kg S(+) in African elephants. Steady-state serum concentrations of ibuprofen ranged from 2.2 to 10.5 microg/ml R(-) and 5.5 to 32.0 microg/ml S(+) (mean: 5.17 +/- 0.7 R(-) and 13.95 +/- 0.9 S(+) microg/ml in African elephants and 5.0 +/- 1.09 microg/ml R(-) and 14.1 +/- 2.8 microg/ml S(+) in Asian elephants). Racemic ibuprofen administered at 6 mg/kg/12 hr for Asian elephants and at 7 mg/kg/12 hr for African elephants results in therapeutic serum concentrations of this antiinflammatory agent.

  3. Pemanfaatan Ekstrak Etanol Daun Dandang Gendis (Clinacanthus nutans (Burm f.) Lindau) Menggunakan Matriks Nata De Coco Dan Gel Dalam Penyembuhan Luka Sayat

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    Putri, Siti Rizkya

    2011-01-01

    Clinacanthus nutans (Burm f.) Lindau family Acanthaceae can be used as a healing of injury. Usually, the antiinflamatory and antibacterial as steroid, flavonoid and tannin were used for healing of injury. The aim of this research is to get ethanol extract of Clinacanthus nutans which formulated in nata de coco matrix and gel as healing of injury. Clinacanthus nutans simplex was extracted with etanol for 5 days, serparated, maceration recidue on back for 2 days. Maserat obtained in evavorat...

  4. In vitro studies to assess the antioxidative, radical scavenging and arginase inhibitory potentials of extracts from Artocarpus altilis, Ficus exasperate and Kigelia africana

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    Olubukola Oyebimpe Akanni; Solomon Eduviere Owumi; Oluwatosin Adekunle Adaramoye

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    Objective: To justify the use of Artocarpus altilis (A. altilis), Ficus exasperata (F. exasperata) and Kigelia africana (K. africana) in ethnomedicine for the treatment of several ailments and to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant, radical scavenging and arginase inhibitory potentials of these herbs and compared with catechin (Standard). Methods:The A. altilis, F. exasperata and K. africana showed dose-dependent and significant Antioxidant activities were determined by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), nitric oxide, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and hydroxyl (OH) radicals scavenging methods. The flavonoids and phenolics content, inhibition of arginase activity, Fe2+/ascorbate-induced lipid peroxidation (LPO) and reducing power were also determined.Results:scavenging of DPPH, H2O2 and OH radicals in vitro relative to catechin. The A. altilis and F.exasperata effectively scavenged DPPH radical with IC50 of 593 and 635 µg/mL and, OH with IC50 of 487 and 514 µg/mL, respectively. The DPPH and OH radicals scavenging activities followed the order A. altilis>F. exasperata>K. africana. In addition, A. altilis and F. exasperata significantly (PCatechin>F. exasperata>K. africana at 1000 µg/mL. The A. altilis at 500 and 750 µg/mL significantly (P<0.05) inhibited arginase activity by 63% and 67%, respectively. The flavonoids contents were found to be highest in A. altilis.Conclusions:Extracts of A. altilis and F. exasperata are potent antioxidative agents with strong radical radical scavenging activity and inhibition of lipid peroxidation.

  5. Cambio en azúcares fermentables en la remolacha azucarera almacenada en atmósferas aerobia y anaerobia para la producción de etanol

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    Juan Manuel Vargas Ramírez

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Los métodos de almacenamiento de largo plazo son necesarios para preservar los azúcares fermentables en la remolacha y permitir el funcionamiento exitoso a lo largo del año en las plantas procesadoras para la obtención de etanol. Se estudió el almacenamiento anaeróbico de la remolacha azucarera como una alternativa al almacenamiento convencional en pilas a la intemperie utilizado actualmente en fábricas de azúcar de remolacha. Los resultados experimentales indican una pérdida de <15% en el total de los azúcares fermentables en la remolacha azucarera almacenada anaeróbicamente durante 14 semanas a 4 °C. Después de 14 semanas de almacenamiento, 99 ± 4% de los azúcares fermentables iniciales fueron preservados en la remolacha almacenada en condiciones aeróbicas a 4 °C. El almacenamiento aeróbico y anaeróbico de remolacha azucarera a 25 ° C conserva 82 ± 9 y 48 ± 11% del contenido de azúcar fermentable, respectivamente. Los azúcares fermentables y etanol en exudados contribuyeron insignificantemente (<3% para el rendimiento del etanol global de remolacha azucarera después del almacenamiento.

  6. Biochemical and haematological changes in rats administered an aqueous extract of Prunus africana stem-bark at various dosage levels.

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    Gathumbi, P K; Mwangi, J W; Njiro, S M; Mugera, G M

    2000-06-01

    An aqueous extract of Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkm. (syn. Pygeum africanum) (Hook. f.) (Rosaceae) was administered daily at dosage rates of 10, 100 and 1,000 mg/kg body mass to randomized groups of Sprague Dawley rats. The extract caused a moderate rise in plasma alanine aminotransferase and creatine kinase mainly at rates of 1,000 mg/kg body mass, but it did not cause any significant variations in haematological parameters or in plasma levels of total proteins, albumin, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase and blood urea nitrogen at the dosage levels used. There were no overt clinical signs in any of the rats. It was concluded that the extract may contain components that are mildly toxic to the liver and heart of rats after repeated daily oral administrations of 1,000 mg/kg body mass.

  7. Experiencias de esclavitud femenina: africanas, afrodescendientes e indígenas en el México virreinal

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    Velázquez, María Elisa

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    Introducción Al menos cuatro concepciones o significados culturales sobre la esclavitud estuvieron presentes durante la época virreinal en México: el proveniente de Europa, el de tradición indígena americana, el de las diversas sociedades africanas y el que se creó en la Nueva España bajo la nueva dinámica económica y social. Es cierto que en la aplicación del orden jurídico se trataron de imponer las normas y costumbres hispánicas; sin embargo, en la práctica convivieron, negociaron y se enf...

  8. Birth statistics for African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian (Elephas maximus) elephants in human care: history and implications for elephant welfare.

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    Dale, Robert H I

    2010-01-01

    African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) have lived in the care of humans for many years, yet there is no consensus concerning some basic parameters describing their newborn calves. This study provides a broad empirical basis for generalizations about the birth heights, birth weights, birth times and gestation periods of elephant calves born in captivity. I obtained data concerning at least one of these four characteristics for 218 newborn calves from 74 institutions. Over the past 30 years, newborn Asian elephants have been taller and heavier than newborn African elephants. Neonatal African elephants exhibited sex differences in both weight and height, whereas neonatal Asian elephants have exhibited sex differences only in height. Primiparous dams ex situ are at least as old as their in situ counterparts, whereas ex situ sires appear to be younger than sires in range countries. Confirming earlier anecdotal evidence, both African [N=47] and Asian [N=91] dams gave birth most often at night.

  9. Enduring consequences of early experiences: 40 year effects on survival and success among African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Lee, Phyllis C; Bussière, Luc F; Webber, C Elizabeth; Poole, Joyce H; Moss, Cynthia J

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    Growth from conception to reproductive onset in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) provides insights into phenotypic plasticity, individual adaptive plastic responses and facultative maternal investment. Using growth for 867 and life histories for 2652 elephants over 40 years, we demonstrate that maternal inexperience plus drought in early life result in reduced growth rates for sons and higher mortality for both sexes. Slow growth during early lactation was associated with smaller adult size, later age at first reproduction, reduced lifetime survival and consequently limited reproductive output. These enduring effects of trading slow early growth against immediate survival were apparent over the very long term; delayed downstream consequences were unexpected for a species with a maximum longevity of 70+ years and unpredictable environmental experiences.

  10. Effects of rainfall, host demography, and musth on strongyle fecal egg counts in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Namibia.

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    Thurber, M I; O'Connell-Rodwell, C E; Turner, W C; Nambandi, K; Kinzley, C; Rodwell, T C; Faulkner, C T; Felt, S A; Bouley, D M

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    Wild African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are commonly infected with intestinal strongyle parasites. Our objective was to determine baseline fecal strongyle egg counts for elephants in the northeast region of Etosha National Park, Namibia and determine if these numbers were affected by annual rainfall, elephant demography (age of individuals and composition of groups), and hormonal state of males. We found that matriarchal family group members have significantly higher fecal egg counts than male elephants (bulls). Among family group members, strongyle egg counts increased with age, whereas among bulls, strongyle egg counts decreased with age. Years of higher rainfall were correlated with decreased numbers of strongyle eggs among bulls. Finally, bulls were not affected by their physiologic (hormonal) status (musth vs. nonmusth). These results suggest that infection by strongyle parasites in Namibian African elephants is a dynamic process affected by intrinsic and extrinsic factors including host demography and rainfall.

  11. The elephants of Zoba Gash Barka, Eritrea: part 4. Cholelithiasis in a wild African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Agnew, Dalen W; Hagey, Lee; Shoshani, Jeheskel

    2005-12-01

    A 4.0-kg cholelith was found within the abdominal cavity of a dead wild African elephant (Loxodonta africana) in Eritrea. Analysis of this cholelith by histochemistry, electron microscopy, electrospray mass spectroscopy, and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy revealed it was composed of bile alcohols but no calcium, bilirubin, or cholesterol. Bacteria were also found in the cholelith. Similar, but smaller, bile stones have been identified previously in other wild African elephants and an excavated mammoth (Mammuthus columbi). Choleliths have been reported only once in a captive Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Elephants, along with hyraxes (Procavia capensis) and manatees (Trichechus manatus), are unique among mammals in producing only bile alcohols and no bile acids, which may predispose them to cholelithiasis, particularly in association with bacterial infection. Dietary factors may also play an important role in cholelith formation.

  12. Efeitos da intoxicação crônica com o etanol na evolução da Tripanosomíase cruzi experimental no camundongo

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    Nildete das Graças Lima Gomes

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available Dois experimentos foram realizados para estudar o efeito da intoxicação crônica com o etanol (solução a 7% como única fonte de líquido sobre a evolução da infecção pelo T. cruzi em camundongos: (1 animais após 60 dias de infecção com cepa miotrópica do T. cruzi foram submetidos à intoxicação crônica com o etanol durante 6 meses; (2 animais cronicamente intoxicados com etanol durante 5 meses foram infectados com a mesma cepa do T. cruzi e, continuando a ingestão do etanol, foram acompanhados até 45 dias após a infecção. Os animais infectados e tratados com etanol apresentaram, em relação aos que não ingeriram álcool etílico: (a mortalidade semelhante nos dois experimentos; (b parasitemia mais alta na fase aguda e parasitemia patente mais freqüente na fase crônica; (b miocardite com exsudato inflamatório menos intenso e fibrose miocárdica mais extensa na fase crônica; (c no músculo esquelético, miosite menos intensa e arterite com trombose hialina menos freqüente.

  13. DETECCIÓN DE EXPLOSIVOS CON LA AYUDA DE ANIMALES: UNA REVISIÓN DE LA LITERATURA CIENTÍFICA

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    Luisa Fernanda Méndez Pardo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se efectuó una revisión sistemática de la literatura científica sobre la detección de explosivos con la ayuda de animales entrenados. El entrenamiento en aprendizaje discriminativo por olfato ha sido especialmente útil para la detección de minas antipersonales. La especie más aprovechada ha sido el perro, seguido de diferentes especies de roedores (rata gigante africana y rata albina; más recientemente, se han puesto a prueba también especies invertebradas como abejas y hormigas. Se concluye con la confirmación de la utilidad de la detección animal, la cual es compatible y complementaria con otras tecnologías de detección como los dispositivos físicos por radiación.

  14. Assessment of Flooring Renovations on African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Behavior and Glucocorticoid Response.

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    Boyle, Sarah A; Roberts, Beth; Pope, Brittany M; Blake, Margaret R; Leavelle, Stephen E; Marshall, Jennifer J; Smith, Andrew; Hadicke, Amanda; Falcone, Josephine F; Knott, Katrina; Kouba, Andrew J

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    Captive African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian (Elephas maximus) elephants can experience foot pathologies and arthritis. As a preventative measure against these pathologies and to alleviate the potential discomfort due to concrete substrates, some zoological institutions have renovated elephant housing to increase the amount of natural or shock-absorbent substrates. The objective of this study was to compare behavioral (diurnal and nocturnal) and glucorticoid (e.g., serum cortisol) responses of three female African elephants before, during, and after renovation to their indoor housing floor to assess whether renovations had short-term effects on the elephants' behavior and stress physiology. Behavioral data were collected using scan-sampling methods, and activity budgets were constructed for each of the three elephants. In addition, the duration of all lying rest activities were recorded. Weekly serum cortisol concentrations were determined with enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Overall, eating was the most prevalent behavior exhibited outdoors during the day, while resting (either in a lying or standing position) were most common during the indoor, nocturnal periods. Although variation existed among the three elephants, all three females spent significantly more time walking and less time eating during the day after the completion of the renovations. The extent to which the three elephants exhibited nocturnal lying rest behavior varied among the elephants, with the oldest elephant exhibiting the least amount (an average of 13.2 ± 2.8% of the nightly behavioral scans) compared to the two younger elephants (an average of 34.5 ± 2.1% and 56.6 ± 2.8% of the nightly behavioral scans). There was a significant increase in lying rest behavior for one elephant and standing rest for a second elephant following renovations. Baseline cortisol concentrations prior to renovations were 3.0 ± 0.4 ng/ml, 4.5 ± 0.5 ng/ml, and 4.9 ± 0.5 ng/ml for the three elephants. Cortisol

  15. Assessment of Flooring Renovations on African Elephant (Loxodonta africana Behavior and Glucocorticoid Response.

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    Full Text Available Captive African (Loxodonta africana and Asian (Elephas maximus elephants can experience foot pathologies and arthritis. As a preventative measure against these pathologies and to alleviate the potential discomfort due to concrete substrates, some zoological institutions have renovated elephant housing to increase the amount of natural or shock-absorbent substrates. The objective of this study was to compare behavioral (diurnal and nocturnal and glucorticoid (e.g., serum cortisol responses of three female African elephants before, during, and after renovation to their indoor housing floor to assess whether renovations had short-term effects on the elephants' behavior and stress physiology. Behavioral data were collected using scan-sampling methods, and activity budgets were constructed for each of the three elephants. In addition, the duration of all lying rest activities were recorded. Weekly serum cortisol concentrations were determined with enzyme immunoassay (EIA. Overall, eating was the most prevalent behavior exhibited outdoors during the day, while resting (either in a lying or standing position were most common during the indoor, nocturnal periods. Although variation existed among the three elephants, all three females spent significantly more time walking and less time eating during the day after the completion of the renovations. The extent to which the three elephants exhibited nocturnal lying rest behavior varied among the elephants, with the oldest elephant exhibiting the least amount (an average of 13.2 ± 2.8% of the nightly behavioral scans compared to the two younger elephants (an average of 34.5 ± 2.1% and 56.6 ± 2.8% of the nightly behavioral scans. There was a significant increase in lying rest behavior for one elephant and standing rest for a second elephant following renovations. Baseline cortisol concentrations prior to renovations were 3.0 ± 0.4 ng/ml, 4.5 ± 0.5 ng/ml, and 4.9 ± 0.5 ng/ml for the three elephants

  16. Descripción de un caso de hiperplasia endometrial quística en una leona africana (Panthera leo Description of a cystic endometrial hyperplasia case in an African lion (Panthera leo

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo, se describe un caso de hiperplasia endometrial quística en una leona africana (Panthera leo de 13 años de edad aproximada, alojada en el Jardín Botánico y Zoológico de la ciudad de La Plata. El estudio anatómico, histopatológico y ultrasonográfico del aparato reproductor fueron realizados posteriormente a la ovariohisterectomía. Los principales hallazgos correspondieron a un proceso crónico de hiperplasia endometrial quística con infiltración linfoplasmocitaria, presencia de un quiste folicular parcialmente luteinizado y cuerpo lúteo en uno de sus ovarios. La edad del animal, la administración de anticonceptivos progestágenos por varios años y la reciente ovulación espontánea, verificada por el hallazgo de un cuerpo lúteo, se corresponden con las causas predisponentes del cuadro descripto.This paper presents an anatomical, histopathological and ultrasonographic description of a cystic endometrial hyperplasia in an African lion (Panthera leo The study, of the reproductive tract, was made after the ovariohysterectomy. The main findings corresponded to a chronic cystic endometrial hyperplasia with linfoplasmocitarian infiltration, the presence of a luteinized follicular cyst and a corpus luteum in one of the ovaries. The age of the animal, the administration of progestin contraceptive and the recent spontaneous ovulation were coincident with causes that predispose these findings.

  17. Preparasi Katalis Cu/Silika Gel dari Kristobalit Alam Sabang serta Uji Aktivitasnya pada Reaksi Dehidrogenasi Etanol

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    Full Text Available Cu/Silica gel catalyst preparation by using silica content which is obtained from Sabang natural crystobalit has been done. Isolated silica from crystobalit is reacted with natrium hidroxide to produce silicate natrium that reacted further with sulphate acid to produce silica gel. Silica gel is characterized by infra red spektroscopy dan BET test. BET test result showed that silica gel obtained has specific surface area 260,04 m2/gram and ion Cu  impregnation into silica gel pores produce Cu/silica gel catalyst with spesific surace area 158,53 m/gram ith Cu2+ metal content = 193 ppm. Catalyst activation test Cu/silica gel at dehidrogenation reaction of etanol to produce asetaldehide was done at temperature 100oC – 300oC. Reseach showed that the highest asetaldehide consentration (20,24% is obtained at temperature 300oC.   Keywords: asetaldehide, crystobalit, Cu/silica gel, dehidrogenation, ethanol

  18. PENGARUH WAKTU DEALUMINASI DAN JENIS SUMBER ZEOLIT ALAM TERHADAP KINERJA H-ZEOLIT UNTUK PROSES DEHIDRASI ETANOL

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    Widayat Widayat

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    Full Text Available Katalis H-zeolit telah disintesa dari zeolit alam. Proses pembuatan katalis meliputi tahap proses pelakuan kimia, penyaringan dan pencucian, pengeringan dan proses kalsinasi. Penelitian ini bertujuan mempelajari waktu dan sumber bahan baku terhadap karakteristik katalis yang meliputi perbandingan Si/Al, X ray Diffraction (XRD dan luas permukaan. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa perlakuan kimia menyebabkan penurunan kadar CaO, MgO dan Na2O karena melarut dalam asam klorida. Perbandingan Si/Al juga menurun dengan meningkatnya waktu operasi dan nilai Si/Al tertinggi pada waktu perlakuan kimia 7 jam. Hasil analisa XRD dari produk katalis tidak dipengaruhi oleh waktu. Luas permukaan spesifik dan volume total pori bernilai tertinggi pada waktu operasi 10 jam sebesar 184,52 m2/gram dan volume total pori 108,243 x 10-3 cc/gram. Hasil uji katalitik menunjukkan bahwa katalis KZ A dan KZ B dapat digunakan untuk proses dehidrasi etanol, yang ditunjukkan adanya produk DiEtil Eter pada proses dehidrasi. Yield DiEtil Eter terbaik diperoleh untuk katalis zeolit KZ A 10 yaitu sebesar 1,78% dan KZ B 15 sebesar 0,28%.

  19. Análise do desempenho de membranas de pervaporação no processo convencional de fermentação para produção de etanol

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    Orientador: Prof. Dr. Reynaldo Palácios Bereche Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do ABC. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Energia, 2015. No presente trabalho foi desenvolvida uma análise de desempenho da inserção da tecnologia de membranas, visando a potencialização da produção de etanol, e o impacto desta sobre a destilação convencional para a separação do etanol até o grau de etanol hidratado combustível (EHC). A pervaporação com membranas de PDMS (polidimetilsiloxano) foi ad...

  20. A África por ela mesma: a perspectiva africana na História Geral da África (UNESCO)

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    2012-01-01

    Esta tese traz uma análise da perspectiva africana na coleção História Geral da África (UNESCO). Para isto, baseia-se no exame da história institucional do projeto que lhe originou e da escrita da história ali presente, em seus oito volumes. Tais considerações levaram a definição da perspectiva africana como uma perspectiva que privilegia os fatores internos ao continente, em oposição aos externos, na explicação histórica, científica, da África. Ademais, constatou-se que esta perspectiva se d...

  1. Complete genome sequence of the halophilic bacterium Spirochaeta africana type strain (Z-7692T) from the alkaline Lake Magadi in the East African Rift

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    Liolios, Konstantinos [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Abt, Birte [DSMZ - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany; Scheuner, Carmen [DSMZ - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany; Teshima, Hazuki [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Held, Brittany [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Lapidus, Alla L. [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Nolan, Matt [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Lucas, Susan [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Deshpande, Shweta [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Cheng, Jan-Fang [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Tapia, Roxanne [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Goodwin, Lynne A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Pitluck, Sam [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Pagani, Ioanna [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Ivanova, N [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Mavromatis, K [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Mikhailova, Natalia [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Huntemann, Marcel [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Pati, Amrita [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Chen, Amy [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Palaniappan, Krishna [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Land, Miriam L [ORNL; Rohde, Manfred [HZI - Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany; Tindall, Brian [DSMZ - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany; Detter, J. Chris [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Goker, Markus [DSMZ - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany; Bristow, James [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Eisen, Jonathan [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Markowitz, Victor [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Hugenholtz, Philip [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Woyke, Tanja [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Klenk, Hans-Peter [DSMZ - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany; Kyrpides, Nikos C [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute

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    Spirochaeta africana Zhilina et al. 1996 is an anaerobic, aerotolerant, spiral-shaped bacte- rium that is motile via periplasmic flagella. The type strain of the species, Z-7692T, was iso- lated in 1993 or earlier from a bacterial bloom in the brine under the trona layer in a shallow lagoon of the alkaline equatorial Lake Magadi in Kenya. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and annotation. Considering the pending reclassification of S. caldaria to the genus Treponema, S. africana is only the second 'true' member of the genus Spirochaeta with a genome-sequenced type strain to be pub- lished. The 3,285,855 bp long genome of strain Z-7692T with its 2,817 protein-coding and 57 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

  2. Complete genome sequence of the halophilic bacterium Spirochaeta africana type strain (Z-7692T) from the alkaline Lake Magadi in the East African Rift

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    Liolos, Konstantinos; Abt, Birte; Scheuner, Carmen; Teshima, Hazuki; Held, Brittany; Lapidus, Alla; Nolan, Matt; Lucas, Susan; Deshpande, Shweta; Cheng, Jan-Fang; Tapia, Roxanne; Goodwin, Lynne A.; Pitluck, Sam; Pagani, Ioanna; Ivanova, Natalia; Mavromatis, Konstantinos; Mikhailova, Natalia; Huntemann, Marcel; Pati, Amrita; Chen, Amy; Palaniappan, Krishna; Land, Miriam; Rohde, Manfred; Tindall, Brian J.; Detter, John C.; Göker, Markus; Bristow, James; Eisen, Jonathan A.; Markowitz, Victor; Hugenholtz, Philip; Woyke, Tanja; Klenk, Hans-Peter; Kyrpides, Nikos C.

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    Spirochaeta africana Zhilina et al. 1996 is an anaerobic, aerotolerant, spiral-shaped bacterium that is motile via periplasmic flagella. The type strain of the species, Z-7692T, was isolated in 1993 or earlier from a bacterial bloom in the brine under the trona layer in a shallow lagoon of the alkaline equatorial Lake Magadi in Kenya. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and annotation. Considering the pending reclassification of S. caldaria to the genus Treponema, S. africana is only the second 'true' member of the genus Spirochaeta with a genome-sequenced type strain to be published. The 3,285,855 bp long genome of strain Z-7692T with its 2,817 protein-coding and 57 RNA genes is a part of the G enomic E ncyclopedia of B acteria and A rchaea project. PMID:23991249

  3. The impact of male contraception on dominance hierarchy and herd association patterns of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in a fenced game reserve

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    Overpopulation of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in fenced reserves in South Africa is becoming increasingly problematic to wildlife managers. With growing opposition to culling and the high cost of translocation, alternative management strategies focusing on male elephants are being investigated. In this study, hormonal treatment via Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) suppression, and surgical treatment via vasectomy were trialled. Focusing on behavioural responses, we tested the ...

  4. Estudio cinético para la oxidación selectiva de etanol a acetaldehido

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    Francisco j. Sánchez C.; Luis M. Carballo S.

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    Se explica una metodología para efectuar el Desarrollo del Catalizador. Se hace una revisión bibliográfica, análisis termodinámico, patrones de actividad de catalizadores, pruebas preliminares. Con base en los resultados experimentales se plantea un mecanismo de reacción y una expresión cinética para esta reacción. Se demuestra que bajo las condiciones experimentales ensayadas los efectos de Transferencia de masa y calor, no influyen en la cinética encontrada, por tal razón esta cinética corr...

  5. ÍNDICES DE REFRACCIÓN, DENSIDADES Y PROPIEDADES DERIVADAS DE MEZCLAS BINARIAS DE SOLVENTES HIDROXÍLICOS CON LÍQUIDOS IÓNICOS (1-ETIL-3-METILIMIDAZOLIO ETILSULFATO Y 1-METIL-3- METILIMIDAZOLIO METILSULFATO DE 298,15 A 318,15 K

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    Marlon Martínez reina

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se midieron densidades e índices de refracciónde mezclas binarias de agua,metanol y etanol con 1-Etil-3-metilimidazolioEtilsulfato (EMIM-EtSO4 y deetanol con 1-Metil-3-metilimidazolioMetilsulfato (MMIM-MeSO4 en el rangode temperatura de (298,15, 308,15 y318,15 K. Se calcularon los volúmenesde exceso molar (VME y la desviación delíndice de refracción (dh, que se ajustarona una ecuación polinomial de Redlich-Kister de orden cuatro.

  6. Capacidade de restabelecimento da grama-estrela-africana após aplicação de glifosato em pré-semeadura de milho

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    Alexandre Magno Brighenti

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a capacidade de restabelecimento de pastagem de grama-estrela-africana (Cynodon nlemfuensis após aplicação do herbicida glifosato, na pré-semeadura da cultura do milho. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram: doses do equivalente ácido (e.a. do herbicida glifosato (0, 720, 1.440, 2.160, 2.880 e 3.600 g ha-1 e a testemunha capinada. A grama-estrela-africana é tolerante às doses normalmente recomendadas do herbicida (720 a 1.080 g ha-1 de e.a. Doses de glifosato de 1.232 a 1.439 g ha-1 de e.a. suprimem a grama-estrela-africana, evitam sua competição com a cultura do milho, e permitem a recuperação da pastagem após a colheita do milho.

  7. Elasticidade-preço da demanda por etanol no Brasil: como renda e preços relativos explicam diferenças entre estados

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    Veronica Fernandez Orellano

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    Full Text Available Este artigo estuda a demanda por etanol no Brasil no período 2001-2009, considerando as características regionais de renda e de preços relativos. Essas características explicam variação relevante na elasticidade-preço da demanda, aspecto até então desconsiderado em estudos anteriores. Foi estimado um modelo econométrico a partir de um painel de dados estaduais mensais, no qual variáveis instrumentais foram usadas para controlar a endogeneidade na análise da demanda. Conclui-se que a demanda é mais elástica em estados mais pobres e em que o preço relativo está próximo a 70%, a taxa técnica de substituição entre etanol e gasolina, parâmetro relevante para as decisões de consumo de proprietários de veículos flex-fuel. Essas regiões apresentam maiores elasticidades-preço da demanda, em última análise, por conta de diferenças logísticas e tributárias, as quais definem o preço relativo. Esses resultados diferem daqueles obtidos por Salvo e Huse (2013, pois identificam diferenças regionais que independem da heterogeneidade das preferências dos consumidores, mas decorrem da configuração logística e de renda. Os resultados sugerem implicações para as políticas tributária e de infraestrutura logística, as quais, ao afetarem o nível de preços relativos de etanol e gasolina, afetam a sensibilidade da demanda com relação às variações de preço.

  8. Análise da situação da produção de etanol e biodiesel no Brasil

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    Gerd Kohlhepp

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Um dos objetivos da política energética é a redução das emissões de CO2. Os biocombustíveis são uma das alternativas para o setor de transportes. O Brasil é o líder na produção de etanol extraído da cana-de-açúcar. Os preconceitos existentes nos Estados Unidos e na Europa com relação à importação do etanol brasileiro não têm fundamento, pois esse produto apresenta o melhor balanço ecológico e não diminui a produção de gêneros alimentícios. Na produção de biodiesel à base de soja, os preconceitos são, em parte, justificados. Quanto ao etanol, os países industrializados não deveriam usar critérios exagerados à sustentabilidade da produção como pretexto para proteger seus próprios produtores contra a importação de produtos brasileiros com preço mais competidor.One of the aims of energy policies is reducing CO2 emissions. In transports bio-fuels are one of the alternatives. Brazil is the world leader in producing ethanol from sugar cane. Prejudice against imports of Brazilian ethanol in US and EU markets is unjustified, as it represents the best ecological balance and does not reduce production of basic food in Brazil. As to biodiesel on the basis of soybeans social and ecological reserves partly are in order. Regarding ethanol industrialized countries should not use exaggerated criteria as to sustainability of production as pretext for protecting their own producers from imports of cheaper Brazilian bio-fuels.

  9. Exposição pré-natal ao etanol: toxicidade, biomarcadores e métodos de detecção

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    Carina Cassini

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A exposição pré-natal ao etanol pode produzir diversos efeitos adversos no desenvolvimento fetal denominados doença espectral do alcoolismo fetal (DEAF. A detecção precoce de exposição ao etanol permite que medidas preventivas sejam tomadas para minimizar os efeitos adversos da exposição. OBJETIVOS: O presente trabalho teve como objetivo revisar os principais efeitos tóxicos do etanol no neonato e os biomarcadores de exposição ao álcool. MÉTODOS: Foi realizada uma pesquisa bibliográfica na base de dados PubMed utilizando os descritores "effects maternal ethanol exposure" e "biomarkers ethanol prenatal exposure", além de referências cruzadas dos artigos selecionados. RESULTADOS: Diversos efeitos adversos no desenvolvimento fetal têm sido descritos, especialmente os prejuízos no sistema nervoso central. Os biomarcadores de exposição mais citados na literatura são os etil ésteres de ácidos graxos (EEAG, etil glicuronídeo (EtG e etil sulfato (EtS utilizando mecônio e cabelo como matriz biológica. CONCLUSÃO: A detecção precoce de exposição ao álcool na vida intrauterina pode ser realizada e é um instrumento para prevenir efeitos secundários, porque possibilita a intervenção farmacológica e educacional na criança com DEAF.

  10. MANEJO TERAPÉUTICO DE LA INTOXICACIÓN CON FLUORACETATO DE SODIO (GUAYAQUIL® EN CANINOS: REPORTE DE CINCO CASOS –2012-2013–

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    V. M. Molina

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    Full Text Available El presente reporte relata el manejo terapéutico de la intoxicación con fluoracetato de sodio dispensado a cinco caninos en la Clínica Veterinaria de Antioquia, Medellín (Co-lombia, entre los años 2012 y 2013. Cinco pacientes caninos llegaron a consulta con cuadro neurológico, disforia y convulsiones, con una hora de evolución. Los animales entraron en contacto con el fluoracetato de sodio (rodenticida Guayaquil® por vía oral. Los pacientes fueron sometidos a un protocolo de manejo que incluyó canalización de vena cefálica externa a solución lactato de Ringer, así como control de las convulsio-nes con pentobarbital (10 mg/kg endovenoso como dosis inicial, después de lo cual fueron intubados. Recibieron además etanol (28%, 10 ml/kg diluidos en solución de Hartmann, gluconato de calcio (1 mg/kg en infusión y guayacolato de glicerilo (110 mg/kg, endovenoso lento. Los pacientes fueron evaluados respecto de sus constantes fisiológicas y estado neurológico según la escala Glasgow. Se mantuvo el protocolo cita-do hasta obtener ausencia de signos convulsivos, disforia y delirio. Los cinco pacientes sobrevivieron a la intoxicación y el promedio de recuperación fue de tres días. Aunque no se pudo determinar ocurrencia de secuelas neurológicas posteriores a la intoxicación, los pacientes recibieron control médico durante 15 días. El manejo oportuno del cuadro tóxico, con anticonvulsivantes, soluciones alcalinizantes, gluconato de calcio, guayacolato de glicerilo y etanol, demostraron ser efectivas como estrategias para el manejo de la intoxicación por fluoracetato de sodio.

  11. Determinação simultânea de ferro e cobre em etanol combustível utilizando eletrodo de nanotubos de carbono modificados

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    2013-01-01

    O Brasil ocupa uma posição de destaque na produção de biocombustíveis, sendo o segundo maior produtor mundial de bietanol, o etanol produzido a partir da biomassa. A demanda interna para este produto é elevada e faz parte de uma estratégia de desenvolvimento do setor energético iniciada na década de 1970. Hoje, o bioetanol tem papel de destaque na matriz energética brasileira e reduz o consumo de gasolina a metade do que seria consumido na sua ausência. Desta forma fica evidente a importância...

  12. Cultivos de alta densidad celular por retención interna: aplicación a la fermentación continua de etanol

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    2007-01-01

    El etanol ha generado gran interés por su potencial como combustible alternativo. No obstante, para que este producto sea competitivo económicamente, es necesario desarrollar procesos de fermentación que incrementen la baja productividad volumétrica lograda en cultivos convencionales (por lote o continuo), por medio de técnicas que permitan altas concentraciones celulares y reduzcan la inhibición por producto. Uno de los métodos empleados frecuentemente involucra la recirculación celular; por...

  13. Volúmenes molales parciales de transferencia de algunas sulfonamidas desde el agua hasta la mezcla agua-etanol (X = 0.5)

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    2002-01-01

    A partir de valores de densidad de soluciones de diferentes concentraciones, determinados a 25,00 °C, se calcularon los volúmenes molales parciales de transferencia a dilución infinita de algunas sulfonamidas estructuralmente relacionadas, como especies moleculares y como sales sódicas, desde el agua hasta la mezcla agua-etanol de composición 0.5 en fracción molar; adicionalmente se calcularon los volúmenes de los grupos sustituyentes. Los resultados se discuten en términos de interacciones e...

  14. LA BIOMASA COMO ALTERNATIVA AL PETRÓLEO PARA LA OBTENCIÓN DE PRODUCTOS QUÍMICOS: ACETONA Y ETANOL COMO MOLÉCULAS PLATAFORMA

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    Jorge Quesada; Laura Faba; Eva Díaz; Salvador Ordóñez

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    En este trabajo se pretende reflejar el potencial de la biomasa como materia prima para la obtención de productos químicos de elevado valor añadido, integrando su viabilidad económica y técnica dentro del concepto de biorefinería. Considerando el gran número de trabajos existentes acerca de la obtención de biocombustibles, se hace hincapié en el aprovechamiento de los subproductos de estos procesos, abordando la transformación de dos de las moléculas plataforma de mayor proyección: el etanol ...

  15. La dimensión social en la evaluación de tecnologías: el caso del etanol utilizado como biocombustible

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    [ES]Los biocombustibles constituyen una de las mayores apuestas políticas en materia de alternativas energéticas para el sector de transporte bajo el paradigma del cambio climático y frente al pico en la producción de petróleo. Estados Unidos y Brasil lideran la producción de etanol de primera generación a partir del maíz y de la caña de azúcar, actualmente el biocombustible más producido en el mundo. La Unión Europea igualmente representa un importante mercado para l...

  16. ¿La neurotoxicidad del etanol depende del estadío de diferenciación neuronal? Estudio en cultivos primarios de neuronas corticales

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    Guadagnoli, Tamara

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    El abuso de alcohol conduce a graves problemas sanitarios y sociales, tanto por la elevada incidencia de su consumo como por las diferentes patologías asociadas a él, entre las que merecen destacarse las producidas a nivel del Sistema Nervioso Central (SNC). Las neuronas son particularmente sensibles al efecto neurotóxico del etanol (EtOH). En este trabajo se demostró que las neuronas corticales en cultivo son suceptibles al daño inducido por el EtOH. Es sabido que no todas las neuronas son i...

  17. Efeitos do consumo agudo e crônico de etanol sobre as funções mitocondriais : estudos em ratos Wistar (Rattus novergicus)

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    Felipe Gustavo Ravagnani

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: O número de indivíduos que sofrem com patologias associadas ao consumo abusivo de etanol tem aumentado significativamente no último século. Como consequência desse fato, os custos associados ao tratamento do alcoolismo, bem como das doenças associadas a ele também têm aumentado, onerando o sistema de saúde e se tornando um problema de saúde pública de grande relevância atualmente. Os mecanismos moleculares que desencadeiam muitas dessas doenças não estão completamente esclarecidos. O ...

  18. PARÁMETROS FISICOQUÍMICOS PARA LA SÍNTESIS DE ÁCIDO LÁCTICO O ETANOL DE LA BACTERIA (Corynebacterium glutamicum Physico-Chemical Parameter for Production of Lactic Acid or Ethanol of (Corynebacterium glutamicum Bacteria

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    ANGÉLICA CASTELLANOS

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El interés por obtener productos para la industria de biocombustibles a partir de desechos agrícolas, conduce a la búsqueda de nuevos sistemas biotecnológicos resistentes y costo-efectivos. Corynebacterium glutamicum, es un microorganismo usado para producir amino-ácidos que crece en gran variedad de sustratos y es resistente durante la fermentación, a variaciones de pH, temperatura, presión osmótica y acumulación de alcohol, características que lo hacen candidato a ser mejorado para la síntesis de ácido láctico y etanol. Aún se desconocen aspectos de su fisiología que aumenten su eficiencia en convertir azúcares (C5 y C6 en estos dos metabolitos. Por tanto, este trabajo buscó identificar los parámetros fisicoquímicos que tuvieron un mayor efecto sobre crecimiento bacteriano y síntesis de ácido láctico o etanol en un sistema por lotes. Para lograr este objetivo, ocho variables fueron evaluadas en un modelo estadístico producido en erlenmeyer; con los resultados obtenidos, se hallaron las mejores condiciones que fueron puestas a prueba en un cultivo en biorreactor. La temperatura, concentración de biotina y azúcar fueron las variables de mayor impacto (pThe interest to obtain products for the bio-fuel industry from renewable resources has directed research to find resistant and costs-effective biotechnological systems. Corynebacterium glutamicum, is a microorganism used to produce amino acids, that grows in wide variety of substrates and its resistance during fermentation to pH, temperature, osmotic pressure variations and alcohol aggregate, renders this organism a suitable candidate to improve by genetic modifications lactic acid and ethanol synthesis. However, some aspects of its physiology remain unknown, such us increase lactic acid and ethanol production from C5 and C6 sugars. For this reason, the main aim in our work was to identify the most important variables with impact on culture and the best culture conditions

  19. Factores de escala para la producción biotecnológica de etanol carburante

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    Ruiz Colorado, Angela Adriana

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    Resumen: Tradicionalmente el escalado de procesos químicos y bioquímicos se ha realizado con el uso de los números adimensionales. En el caso de los procesos bioquímicos, se tiene en cuenta relaciones que dan información acerca de las necesidades ambientales de la célula como la cantidad de oxígeno requerida para el transporte de electrones en los procesos metabólicos. Estos métodos de escalado se fundamentan en un régimen de operación asociado al fenómeno de transferencia de masa, energía y...

  20. Sellado con antibióticos o antisépticos en pacientes pediátricos con nutrición parenteral domiciliaria: puesta al día

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    Full Text Available Introducción: la nutrición parenteral domiciliaria se ha convertido en un punto clave en el tratamiento de pacientes con fracaso intestinal crónico. A pesar de los importantes avances que se han producido en las últimas décadas, tanto en los accesos vasculares como en las soluciones empleadas, las infecciones asociadas a catéter venoso central siguen constituyendo una de las complicaciones más importantes. Dentro de las estrategias para la prevención o el tratamiento de estas infecciones se encuentra el empleo de sellados con antisépticos, como el etanol o la taurolidina, o de antibióticos. Objetivo: el objetivo de este artículo es revisar la evidencia disponible sobre el empleo de sellados con antisépticos o antibióticos en el manejo de pacientes pediátricos con nutrición parenteral domiciliaria. Material y métodos: el uso de sellados con etanol o taurolidina para prevenir el desarrollo de infecciones asociadas a catéter central estaría indicado en pacientes con nutrición parenteral domiciliaria que hayan tenido más de una infección en el año anterior o que se consideren pacientes de riesgo. Los sellados con antibióticos están indicados en el tratamiento de bacteriemias asociadas a catéter central producidas por S. coagulasa-negativo o gramnegativos, asociados a un tratamiento sistémico, siempre que sea posible, con el fin de salvar el catéter. Se debería llevar a cabo la retirada del mismo cuando existan signos de infección del punto de entrada o del trayecto subcutáneo, o cuando el germen responsable de la infección sea S. aureus o Candida. Conclusión: a pesar de que la fuerza de la evidencia sobre la eficacia del sellado en la prevención o el tratamiento de infecciones asociadas al catéter es limitada, tanto en el niño como en el adulto, cada vez existen más datos a usar esta alternativa en pacientes con nutrición parenteral domiciliaria en los que la atención y salvaguarda de los catéteres es

  1. Avaliação da influência do etanol sobre o grau de volatilização BTEX em solos impactados por derrames de gasolina/etanol Evaluation of the ethanol influence over the volatilization grade of BTEX in soil impacted by gasoline/ethanol spills

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    Alexandra Rodrigues Finotti

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O principal objetivo deste trabalho foi a avaliação quantitativa da influência do etanol sobre a volatilização de BTEX (benzeno, tolueno, etilbenzeno e xilenos em mistura de gasolina e etanol anidro 25% (v/v em colunas experimentais, que simularam solos contaminados com gasolina pura e gasolina/etanol. Todos os BTEX apresentaram expressivo aumento das taxas de volatilização na coluna contendo a mistura gasolina/etanol. Porém, em termos percentuais, o maior e menor aumento nas taxas de volatilização foi observado para tolueno e benzeno, respectivamente. Em amostras de controle, com o percentual de etanol variando entre 0 e 25%, não foi observado aumento no grau de volatilização do etilbenzeno, enquanto que o grau de volatilização dos xilenos foi reduzido. Estes resultados sugerem que, além de forças de interação intermoleculares, efeitos de interação líquido/estrutura do solo podem estar exercendo importante papel na volatilização dos BTEX.The main objective of this paper was the quantitative evaluation of the ethanol's influence about the volatilization of BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes in a mixture of gasoline and anhydrous ethanol 25% (v/v in experimental columns that simulated soil contamination with gasoline/ethanol. All the BTEX presented expressive increase of volatilization rates in the gasoline-ethanol column. However, in terms of percentage, the highest and lowest volatilization grades were observed for toluene and benzene, respectively. In batch tests (control samples, with mixtures of gasoline ethanol with 0 and 25% (v/v in ethanol, no increase of the volatilization grade was observed for ethylbenzene and the volatilization grade for xylenes was reduced. Matrix effects seem to be, besides the intermolecular interaction forces, important contributions for the volatilization grade of BTEX in this kind of sample.

  2. Mansonia africana and Mansonia uniformis are Vectors in the transmission of Wuchereria bancrofti lymphatic filariasis in Ghana

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    Ughasi Josephine

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recent data from Ghana indicates that after seven rounds of annual mass drug administration (MDA there is still sustained transmission albeit at low levels in certain areas where Anopheles melas, An. gambiae s.s., Mansonia and Culex species are the main biting mosquitoes. Anopheles gambiae s.l. and An. funestus are the known vectors in Ghana and a recent report indicated that An. melas could transmit at low level microfilaraemia. However, because An. melas is not found everywhere there was the need to determine whether any of the other culicine species could also be playing a role in the transmission of LF. Methods Indoor mosquitoes collected once a month for three months using pyrethrum spray catches in six communities within the Kommenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA District, Central Region of Ghana were morphologically identified, dissected and examined for the presence of W. bancrofti. Additionally, stored mosquito samples collected during previous years in 8 communities from the Gomoa District also in the Central Region were similarly processed. The identities of all W. bancrofti parasites found were confirmed using an established PCR method. Results A total of 825 indoor resting mosquitoes comprising of 501 Anopheles species, 239 Mansonia species, 84 Culex species and 1 Aedes species were dissected and examined for the presence of W. bancrofti. Mansonia africana had infection and infectivity rates of 2.5%. and 2.1% respectively. Anopheles gambiae s.l. had an infection rate of 0.4% and a similar infectivity rate. None of the Culex sp. and Aedes sp were found with infection. From the stored mosquitoes the infection and infectivity rates for M. africana were 7.6% (N = 144 and 2.8% respectively whilst the corresponding rates for M. uniformis were 2.9% (N = 244 and 0.8%. Conclusions This is the first report of Mansonia species as vectors of lymphatic filariasis (LF in Ghana and in West Africa since that of 1958 in

  3. Actividad antioxidante y gastroprotectora del extracto hidroalcohólico de hojas de Heliotropum arborescens L, en úlceras inducidas con etanol en estómago de ratas

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    Palomino, Miriam; Facultad de Medicina UNMSM; Huamán, Oscar; Facultad de Medicina UNMSM; Béjar, Elsa; Facultad de Medicina UNMSM; Palomino, Christian; Facultad de Medicina UNMSM; Najarro, Justina; Facultad de Medicina UNMSM

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    Objetivos: Evaluar la actividad antioxidante y protectora del extracto hidroalcohólico de Heliotropium arborescens L ‘cayaraja’ sobre la mucosa gástrica en úlceras inducidas en ratas. Evaluar el efecto antioxidante. Evaluar el grado de protección del extracto en estómago de ratas Diseño: Descriptivo transversal Institución: Facultad de Medicina UNMSM. material biológico: 48 ratas machos y 30 ratones. Intervenciones: Para evaluar el efecto protector se administró fármacos y extracto a 6 grupos...

  4. Bloqueo auriculoventricular transitorio de primer grado en paciente con poliintoxicación por drogas de abuso y etanol: The Holiday Heart Syndrome

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    P Poveda Velázquez

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    Full Text Available Las intoxicaciones por alcohol y drogas de abuso son una causa frecuente de consulta en los Servicios de Urgencias. Las alteraciones electrocardiográficas y las arritmias debidas a la ingesta de alcohol se conocen como Holiday Heart Syndrome. Este síndrome se define como la presencia de alteraciones del ritmo o de la conducción cardiaca asociadas al consumo de alcohol que revierten tras la intoxicación y que se producen en una persona sin enfermedad cardiaca conocida. La alteración más común es la fibrilación auricular. Se presenta el caso de una paciente joven que ingresa en urgencias por intoxicación por alcohol y diferentes drogas y que presentaba un bloqueo auriculoventricular de primer grado transitorio. Se discute el posible efecto causal de las drogas y del alcohol en los cambios electrocardiográficos observados en esta paciente.

  5. Monocapas de ácidos grasos. III. Ácidos paimítico, láurico y oleíco sobre disoluciones acuosas que contienen solutos con grupos funcionales alcohólicos.

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    Fuente Feria, Julia de la; Gómez Herrera, Carlos; Rodríguez Patino, Juan Miguel

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    Monocapas de ácidos grasos. III. Ácidos palmítico, láurico y oleico sobre disoluciones acuosas que contienen solutos con grupos funcionales alcohólicos. Se ha estudiado la influencia que ejercen la longitud y la insaturación de la cadena acílica sobre las características de las monocapas de ácidos grasos sparcidas sobre medios acuosos que contienen etanol, glicerina, glucosa o sacarosa, utilizando una balanza de superficie de tipo Langmuir. La estabilidad de la monocapa es función de la long...

  6. EQUILIBRIO DE FASES PARA SISTEMAS ETANOL-AGUA EN PRESENCIA DE POLIALCOHOLES Y SALES

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    LUIS RIOS

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se propone un modelo termodinámico semiempírico para el equilibrio líquidovapor del sistema etanolagua con polialcoholes y sales. El modelo usa las ecuaciones GibbsDuhem y DebyeHückel, las cuales modifican el modelo UNIQUACE. Se consideran las fuertes interacciones químicas asociadas a los fenómenos de solvatación e hidratación de iones, y el concepto de solvatación del modelo de Ohe. Se tienen en cuenta las interacciones de corto alcance, dadas por las fuerzas de van der Waals, y las interacciones de largo alcanceconsideradas en el término de DebyeHückel. Se determinaron los parámetros empíricos de ajuste para los sistemas etanolaguapolialcoholcloruro de calcio y acetato de potasio; estos sistemas son de interés industrial debido a que la adición de polialcohol y sal mejora la eficiencia de la separación.. Las mediciones isobáricas del equilibrio líquidovapor se realizaron en un destilador Othmer. Este modelo termodinámico sería útil para diseñar y simular columnas para destilación extractiva aguaetanol.

  7. Botryosphaeriaceae as potential pathogens of prunus species in South Africa, with descriptions of Diplodia africana and Lasiodiplodia plurivora sp. nov.

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    Damm, Ulrike; Crous, Pedro W; Fourie, Paul H

    2007-01-01

    Botryosphaeriaceae are common dieback and canker pathogens of woody host plants, including stone fruit trees. In the present study the diversity of members of the Botryosphaeriaceae isolated from symptomatic wood of Prunus species (plum, peach, nectarine and apricot) was determined in stone fruit-growing areas in South Africa. Morphological and cultural characteristics as well as DNA sequence data (5.8S rDNA, ITS-1, ITS-2 and EF-1a) were used to identify known members and describe novel members of Botryosphaeriaceae. From the total number of wood samples collected (258) 67 isolates of Botryosphaeriaceae were obtained, from which eight species were identified. All species were associated with wood necrosis. Diplodia seriata (= "Botryosphaeria" obtusa) was dominant, and present on all four Prunus species sampled, followed by Neofusicoccum vitifusiforme and N. australe. First reports from Prunus spp. include N. vitifusiforme, Dothiorella viticola and Diplodia pinea. This is also the first report of D. mutila from South Africa. Two species are newly described, namely Lasiodiplodia plurivora sp. nov. from P. salicina and Diplodia africana sp. nov. from P. persica. All species, except Dothiorella viticola, caused lesions on green nectarine and/or plum shoots in a detached shoot pathogenicity assay.

  8. Phylogeography of the Afromontane Prunus africana reveals a former migration corridor between East and West African highlands.

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    Kadu, C A C; Schueler, S; Konrad, H; Muluvi, G M M; Eyog-Matig, O; Muchugi, A; Williams, V L; Ramamonjisoa, L; Kapinga, C; Foahom, B; Katsvanga, C; Hafashimana, D; Obama, C; Geburek, T

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    Scattered populations of the same tree species in montane forests through Africa have led to speculations on the origins of distributions. Here, we inferred the colonization history of the Afromontane tree Prunus africana using seven chloroplast DNA loci to study 582 individuals from 32 populations sampled in a range-wide survey from across Africa, revealing 22 haplotypes. The predominant haplotype, HT1a, occurred in 13 populations of eastern and southern Africa, while a second common haplotype, HT1m, occurred in populations of western Uganda and western Africa. The high differentiation observed between populations in East Africa was unexpected, with stands in western Uganda belonging with the western African lineage. High genetic differentiation among populations revealed using ordered alleles (N(ST) = 0.840) compared with unordered alleles (G(ST) = 0.735), indicated a clear phylogeographic pattern. Bayesian coalescence modelling suggested that 'east' and 'west' African types likely split early during southward migration of the species, while further more recent splitting events occurred among populations in the East of the continent. The high genetic similarity found between western Uganda and west African populations indicates that a former Afromontane migration corridor may have existed through Equatorial Africa.

  9. Elephant (Loxodonta africana home ranges in Sabi Sand Reserve and Kruger National Park: a five-year satellite tracking study.

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    Bindi Thomas

    Full Text Available During a five-year GPS satellite tracking study in Sabi Sand Reserve (SSR and Kruger National Park (KNP we monitored the daily movements of an elephant cow (Loxodonta africana from September 2003 to August 2008. The study animal was confirmed to be part of a group of seven elephants therefore her position is representative of the matriarchal group. We found that the study animal did not use habitat randomly and confirmed strong seasonal fidelity to its summer and winter five-year home ranges. The cow's summer home range was in KNP in an area more than four times that of her SSR winter home range. She exhibited clear park habitation with up to three visits per year travelling via a well-defined northern or southern corridor. There was a positive correlation between the daily distance the elephant walked and minimum daily temperature and the elephant was significantly closer to rivers and artificial waterholes than would be expected if it were moving randomly in KNP and SSR. Transect lines established through the home ranges were surveyed to further understand the fine scale of the landscape and vegetation representative of the home ranges.

  10. Characterization of a novel polyomavirus isolated from a fibroma on the trunk of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Stevens, Hans; Bertelsen, Mads Frost; Sijmons, Steven; Van Ranst, Marc; Maes, Piet

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    Viruses of the family Polyomaviridae infect a wide variety of avian and mammalian hosts with a broad spectrum of outcomes including asymptomatic infection, acute systemic disease, and tumor induction. In this study a novel polyomavirus, the African elephant polyomavirus 1 (AelPyV-1) found in a protruding hyperplastic fibrous lesion on the trunk of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana) was characterized. The AelPyV-1 genome is 5722 bp in size and is one of the largest polyomaviruses characterized to date. Analysis of the AelPyV-1 genome reveals five putative open-reading frames coding for the classic small and large T antigens in the early region, and the VP1, VP2 and VP3 capsid proteins in the late region. In the area preceding the VP2 start codon three putative open-reading frames, possibly coding for an agnoprotein, could be localized. A regulatory, non-coding region separates the 2 coding regions. Unique for polyomaviruses is the presence of a second 854 bp long non-coding region between the end of the early region and the end of the late region. Based on maximum likelihood phylogenetic analyses of the large T antigen of the AelPyV-1 and 61 other polyomavirus sequences, AelPyV-1 clusters within a heterogeneous group of polyomaviruses that have been isolated from bats, new world primates and rodents.

  11. Two cases of atypical mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium szulgai associated with mortality in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Lacasse, Claude; Terio, Karen; Kinsel, Michael J; Farina, Lisa L; Travis, Dominic A; Greenwald, Rena; Lyashchenko, Konstantin P; Miller, Michele; Gamble, Kathryn C

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    Mycobacterium szulgai was associated with mortality in two captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana) housed at Lincoln Park Zoo. The first elephant presented with severe, acute lameness of the left rear limb. Despite extensive treatments, the animal collapsed and died 13 mo after initial presentation. Necropsy revealed osteomyelitis with loss of the femoral head and acetabulum and pulmonary granulomas with intralesional M. szulgai. The second elephant collapsed during transport to another institution with no premonitory clinical signs. This animal was euthanized because of prolonged recumbency. Granulomatous pneumonia with intralesional M. szulgai was found at necropsy. Two novel immunoassays performed on banked serum samples detected antibody responses to mycobacterial antigens in both infected elephants. It was not possible to determine when the infection was established or how the elephants were infected. When reviewing the epidemiology of this organism in humans, however, transmission between elephants seemed unlikely because human-to-human transmission of this organism has never been reported and a third elephant in the herd was not affected. In addition to Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, atypical mycobacterial organisms need to be considered potentially pathogenic in elephants.

  12. Characterization of a novel polyomavirus isolated from a fibroma on the trunk of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana.

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    Hans Stevens

    Full Text Available Viruses of the family Polyomaviridae infect a wide variety of avian and mammalian hosts with a broad spectrum of outcomes including asymptomatic infection, acute systemic disease, and tumor induction. In this study a novel polyomavirus, the African elephant polyomavirus 1 (AelPyV-1 found in a protruding hyperplastic fibrous lesion on the trunk of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana was characterized. The AelPyV-1 genome is 5722 bp in size and is one of the largest polyomaviruses characterized to date. Analysis of the AelPyV-1 genome reveals five putative open-reading frames coding for the classic small and large T antigens in the early region, and the VP1, VP2 and VP3 capsid proteins in the late region. In the area preceding the VP2 start codon three putative open-reading frames, possibly coding for an agnoprotein, could be localized. A regulatory, non-coding region separates the 2 coding regions. Unique for polyomaviruses is the presence of a second 854 bp long non-coding region between the end of the early region and the end of the late region. Based on maximum likelihood phylogenetic analyses of the large T antigen of the AelPyV-1 and 61 other polyomavirus sequences, AelPyV-1 clusters within a heterogeneous group of polyomaviruses that have been isolated from bats, new world primates and rodents.

  13. Prolactin in the Afrotheria: characterization of genes encoding prolactin in elephant (Loxodonta africana), hyrax (Procavia capensis) and tenrec (Echinops telfairi).

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    Wallis, Michael

    2009-02-01

    Pituitary prolactin shows an episodic pattern of molecular evolution, with occasional short bursts of rapid change imposed on a generally rather slow evolutionary rate. In mammals, episodes of rapid change occurred in the evolution of primates, cetartiodactyls, rodents and the elephant. The bursts of rapid evolution in cetartiodactyls and rodents were followed by duplications of the prolactin gene that gave rise to large families of prolactin-related proteins including placental lactogens, while in primates the burst was followed by corresponding duplications of the related GH gene. The position in elephant is less clear. Extensive data relating to the genomic sequences of elephant and two additional members of the group Afrotheria are now available, and have been used here to characterize the prolactin genes in these species and explore whether additional prolactin-related genes are present. The results confirm the rapid evolution of elephant (Loxodonta africana) prolactin - the sequence of elephant prolactin is substantially different from that predicted for the ancestral placental mammal. Hyrax (Procavia capensis) prolactin is even more divergent but tenrec (Echinops telfairi) prolactin is strongly conserved. No evidence was obtained from searches of public databases for additional genes encoding prolactin-like proteins in any of these species. Detailed analysis of evolutionary rates, and other factors, indicates that the episode of rapid change in hyrax, and probably elephant, was adaptive, though the nature of the associated biological change(s) is not clear.

  14. Elephant (Loxodonta africana) home ranges in Sabi Sand Reserve and Kruger National Park: a five-year satellite tracking study.

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    Thomas, Bindi; Holland, John D; Minot, Edward O

    2008-01-01

    During a five-year GPS satellite tracking study in Sabi Sand Reserve (SSR) and Kruger National Park (KNP) we monitored the daily movements of an elephant cow (Loxodonta africana) from September 2003 to August 2008. The study animal was confirmed to be part of a group of seven elephants therefore her position is representative of the matriarchal group. We found that the study animal did not use habitat randomly and confirmed strong seasonal fidelity to its summer and winter five-year home ranges. The cow's summer home range was in KNP in an area more than four times that of her SSR winter home range. She exhibited clear park habitation with up to three visits per year travelling via a well-defined northern or southern corridor. There was a positive correlation between the daily distance the elephant walked and minimum daily temperature and the elephant was significantly closer to rivers and artificial waterholes than would be expected if it were moving randomly in KNP and SSR. Transect lines established through the home ranges were surveyed to further understand the fine scale of the landscape and vegetation representative of the home ranges.

  15. EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF TWO ISOLATES FROM ASPILIA AFRICANA [PERS] C.D. ADAMS

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    Faleye Francis Jide

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    Full Text Available Aspilia africana [PERS] C.D. Adams belong to the family of Asteraceae. It is a medicinal plant used by traditional herbal practitioners in Nigeria and some parts of West Africa for the treatment of various infections of bacterial origin (gonorrhea and stomach trouble. Powdered plant material was subjected to phytochemical screening using standard experimental procedures. Bioassay directed fractionation of the ethyl acetate soluble leaves extract has led to the isolation of two active compounds identified as: trans Ethyl 3 – (3, 4 – dihydroxyphenyl acrylate 1 and 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl-2-oxo-2H-chromene-6-carbaldehyde 2. The molecular structure elucidation of both compounds was carried out using spectroscopic studies (1HNMR, 13CNMR, and MS. These compounds were reported from this species for the first time. A DPPH spectrophotometric assay was used to evaluate the antioxidant potential of the compounds while their antimicrobial activities were carried out using agar diffusion and bioautography methods. Compound 1 had very strong antioxidant activity (EC50 14.49 ± 0.84 μM in comparison with L-ascorbic acid (EC50 13.18 ± 0.63 μM which was used as standard.

  16. SPESIFIKASI SIMPLISIA DAN EKSTRAK ETANOL BIJI PINANG (ARECA CATECHU L ASAL TAWANGMANGU SERTA TOKSISITAS AKUT DAN KHASIAT HEMOSTATIKNYA PADA HEWAN COBA

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    Sa'roni Sa'roni

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Biji pinang (Areca catechu L secara tradisional diantaranya digunakan untuk obat menghentikan cucur darah dan haid banyak mengeluarkan darah. Untuk membuktikan penggunaan tersebut perlu dilakukan penelitian apakah ekstrak biji pinang mempunyai khasiat hemostatik, yaitu dapat mempercepat waktu beku darah serta untuk mendapatkan gambaran toksisitasnya ditentukan harga LD50 nya. Sebelum penelitian dilakukan spesifikasi simplisia dan ekstrak total dari biji pinang. Penelitian LD50 menurut cara Weil ,C.S dengan menggunakan hewan mencit dan penelitian khasiat hemostatik menurut cara Lee-White dengan menggunakan hewan tikus putih. Penelitian khasiat hemostatik dilakukan pada 3 macam  dosis ekstrak biji pinang yaitu 1,63mg, 4,9mg dan 16,3mg/100g.bobot badan tikus. Spesifikasi simplisia biji pinang asal Tawangmangu berwarna coklat, rasa pahit, kadar abu 4,2%± 0,1 kadar air  6,9%± 0,27. Spesifikasi ekstrak etanol biji pinang berwarna coklat kemerahan rasa pahit, kental, mengandung kaloid, saponin, flavonoid, tanin, polifenol dan antrakinon. Besar LD50 ekstrak etanol biji pinang 4,14 (3,31-5,18mg/10g. bobot badan secara ip pada mencit. Ekstrak dosis 16,3mg/100g.bobot badan tikus mempunyai khasiat hemostatik yang tidak berbeda dengan transamin dosis 4,5mg/100g.bobot badan tikus.   Kata kunci :  Areca catecu L; Toksisitas akut; Hemostatik

  17. A geoeconomia do etanol: as condicionantes e as oportunidades para a consolidação de um mercado global 10.5102/uri.v13i2.3570

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    Emily Aparecida Ferreira Brandão

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    Full Text Available Há uma potencial demanda crescente pelos biocombustíveis ditada, sobretudo, por Estados Unidos e União Europeia que na última década estabeleceram metas para o consumo de combustíveis renováveis. No entanto, o mercado global para os biocombustíveis ainda não se consolidou, em função das diversas barreiras técnicas e protecionistas que condicionam a sua formação. Em contrapartida, superando-se essas barreiras, há oportunidades claras de se explorar etanol de primeira geração produzido a partir de cana-de-açúcar, enquanto se desenvolvem tecnologias para a produção economicamente viável de biocombustíveis de segunda geração. Diante disso, o objetivo deste artigo é analisar a geopolítica do etanol, considerando as condicionantes e as oportunidades para a ampliação desse mercado e também a África como uma fronteira para a diplomacia brasileira. Observou-se que a política diplomática brasileira de internacionalização do etanol perdeu força ao longo do governo Dilma Rousseff, enfraquecendo o projeto brasileiro de se tornar uma força hegemônica do etanol no mundo.

  18. Botánica y Medicina africanas en la Nueva Granada, Siglo XVII.

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    Luz Adriana Maya Restrepo.

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    Full Text Available La relación que los bozales (africanos que llegaban directamente de Africa que no se expresaban en lengua castellana ni conocían la fe católica y sus hijos nacidos en la Nueva Granada mantuvieron con los vegetales y los animales, en particular las aves, es otro de los legados ancestrales que la nación colombiana le debe a Africa. Los africanos le transmitieron a sus descendientes saberes y técnicas sobre el mundo vegetal y animal. Estos conocimientos, que fueron utilizados para curar los males del cuerpo y los del alma, se caracterizaban por un componente experimental cuyo éxito dependía también de la interacción con los espíritus. De ahí que el Tribunal de la Inquisición de Cartagena hubiera juzgado a los africanos y a sus hijos en calidad de "brujos(as", "hechiceros(as" y "curanderos(as".

  19. Estudio cinético para la oxidación selectiva de etanol a acetaldehido

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    Full Text Available Se explica una metodología para efectuar el Desarrollo del Catalizador. Se hace una revisión bibliográfica, análisis termodinámico, patrones de actividad de catalizadores, pruebas preliminares. Con base en los resultados experimentales se plantea un mecanismo de reacción y una expresión cinética para esta reacción. Se demuestra que bajo las condiciones experimentales ensayadas los efectos de Transferencia de masa y calor, no influyen en la cinética encontrada, por tal razón esta cinética corresponde a la cinética intrínseca. MARCO DE REFERENCIA: Esta investigación hace parte del programa ALCOHOLQUIMICA del Departamento de Ingeniería Química. Como primer objetivo busca formar un grupo de Investigadores y adquirir conocimiento y destreza en la preparación de catalizadores, estudios cinéticos. Diseño, construcción, simulación y manejo de reactores catalíticos heterogéneos. Como segundo objetivo, el desarrollo de tecnología para la producción de materias primas Químicas actualmente inportadas al país, a partir de materias primas disponibles en Colombia. Los materiales para la preparación de los catalizadores y la tecnología desarrollada, han de poder conseguirse e implementarse en nuestro medio.

  20. Calidad y rendimiento en canal de corderos en pastoreo suplementados con caña de azúcar fermentada

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    J. C. Frías

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo fue medir el rendimiento de la canal y la calidad de la carne de corderos alimentados con pasto, suplementados con caña de azúcar fermentada en forma aeróbica. Se llevó a cabo en dos sitios. Se trabajó con un grupo de 13 corderos de 11.5 kg de peso vivo inicial, estabulados y alimentados con pasto, suplementados con caña de azúcar fermentada en Cunduacán, Tabasco, y 24 corderos con 20 kg de peso vivo inicial, semiestabulado en pastoreo con pasto Estrella Africana, suplementados con caña de azúcar fermentada, en Huimanguillo, Tabasco. Se sacrificaron a un peso de 32 kg. Los resultados fueron analizados mediante estadística descriptiva. La ganancia diaria de peso fue de 109 y 85 g para el sistema Cunduacán y Huimanguillo, respectivamente. El peso y rendimiento de la canal en frío y caliente fue de 13.5 y de 14.14 kg, 42.04 y 43.09% y 40.28 y 41.45%, para el sistema Cunduacán y Huimanguillo, respectivamente. La relación entre el peso al sacrificio con el rendimiento de la canal tuvo correlación negativa de -0.41. Las piezas de mayor peso fueron, pierna, costilla/falda, lomo y paleta. La capacidad de retención de agua fue 12.78, 12.8, y elpH, 5.49 y 5.71, para el sistema Cunduacán y Huimanguillo, respectivamente. El color de la grasa fue blanco para las canales de ovinos, en ambos sitios. Se concluye que los corderos de pelo alimentados con pasto y caña fermentada producen canales con bajo rendimiento magro y con grasa de color blanca.

  1. MEZCLAS BINARIAS DE LÍQUIDO IÓNICO CON SOLVENTE MOLECULAR: PREDICCIÓN DEL VOLUMEN DE EXCESO MOLAR DESDE ÍNDICES DE REFRACCIÓN

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    Marlon Doney Martínez Reina

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El volumen de exceso molar de 30 mezclas binarias que contienen líquidos iónicos de imidazolio con diferentes solventes moleculares: (metanol, etanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, acetona, 2- butanona, 2-pentanona, acetato de metilo, acetato de etilo, acetato de butilo, carbonato de dimetilo, carbonato de dietilo, nitrometano, 1,3-dicloropropano y etilenglicol,se predice desde datos de índice de refracción, usando tres tipos de métodos acoplados con diferentes reglas de mezcla para el cálculo del índice de refracción: Lorentz-Lorenz, Dale-Gladstone, Eykman, Arago- Biot, Newton y Oster. En estos sistemas, las interacciones moleculares y las fuerzas intermoleculares provocan, durante la mezcla, desviaciones positivas o negativas del comportamiento ideal. Los resultados obtenidos se analizan en términos de la naturaleza del líquido iónico y solvente molecular.

  2. Simulación de una planta de producción de Acetaldehído en estado estacionario con estudio de rentabilidad

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    En respuesta a la necesidad de producir químicos con biomasa como materia prima y a generar fuentes renovables de energía, se realizó un estudio de la rentabilidad a doce años de un proceso productor de acetaldehído por deshidrogenación de etanol anhidro al 98.41% mol-g/mol-g, 25.00 ºC y 101.32 kPa, a partir de una simulación en estado estacionario en Aspen Hysys ® V8.4 -- En la que se utilizó un reactor de lecho empacado con catalizador cromita de cobre a unas condiciones de reacción de 285....

  3. Situação atual e perspectivas do etanol The current situation and prospects for ethanol

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    Isaias C. Macedo

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    Full Text Available Nos últimos trinta anos, a produção de etanol da cana-de-açúcar no Brasil avançou para 17 milhões de metros cúbicos, com perspectivas de atingir 35,7 milhões de metros cúbicos em 2012-2013. Esse crescimento ocorreu com grande aporte de tecnologia, por meio de geração, importação, adaptação e transferência interna. Uma análise das diferentes fases desse desenvolvimento é apresentada, com a evolução dos parâmetros tecnológicos e a grande competitividade atingida. A visão atual é que o setor poderá continuar a evoluir com melhorias contínuas ainda de modo importante, mas grandes "saltos" tecnológicos são possíveis mediante o desenvolvimento de tecnologias para o melhor uso da biomassa residual da cana (cerca de dois terços da biomassa total. Os estudos em curso indicam que a contribuição da cana para o suprimento de energia poderá ser muito superior (e diversificada que a atual, e poderá ocorrer em paralelo com o desenvolvimento de biorrefinarias, levando a produtos de maior valor agregado.In the last 30 years, the production of ethanol from sugar cane in Brazil reached 17 million cubic meters and it is expected to achieve 35.7 million cubic meters by 2012-2013. This growth has taken place due to great technological support by means of production, imports, adaptations and internal transferences. An analysis of the different phases of this development, with the evolution of its technological parameters and the great competition of the sector, is presented in the article. Nowadays, foresights state that the sector may keep evolving with continuous improvements, but sudden technological boosts are also possible through the development of technologies directed towards a better use of the residual biomass of sugar cane (which represents about two thirds of the total biomass. Studies in progress indicate that the sugar cane contribution to energy supply may be superior and more diversified than the current one. They

  4. Uji Efek Antibakteri Ekstrak Etanol Kulit Batang Salam {Syzigium polyanthum (Wight Walp} terhadap Staphylococcus aureus dan Escherichia coli secara Invitro

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    Full Text Available AbstrakTumbuhan salam (Syzygium polyanthum (Wight Walp. telah dikenal sejak dahulu untuk mengobati berbagai penyakit. Bagian tumbuhan yang dapat dimanfaatkan sebagai obat selain daun adalah bagian kulit batang. Beberapa penelitian yang telah dilakukan terbukti bahwa daun salam memiliki efek antibakteri. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui bagaimana efek antibakteri dari kulit batang salam. Penelitian ini bersifat deskriptif menggunakan metode difusi agar. Konsentrasi ekstrak yang digunakan adalah 25%, 50%, 75%, dan 100%. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ekstrak etanol kulit batang salam memiliki efek antibakteri terhadap Staphylococcus aureus dengan konsentrasi 25%, 50%, 75%, dan 100% memberikan daya hambat terhadap pertumbuhan bakteri sebesar 12 mm, 13,67 mm, 12,33 mm, dan 9 mm, sedangkan pada konsentrasi yang sama untuk Escherichia coli tidak terlihat daya hambat terhadap pertumbuhan bakteri. Konsentrasi ekstrak yang paling efektif dalam menghambat S. aureus adalah konsentrasi 50%, dimana konsentrasi 75% dan 100% kurang efektif.Kata kunci: uji efek antibakteri, kulit batang salam, staphylococcus aureus, eschericia coli AbstractSalam plants (Syzygium polyanthum (Wight Walp. Salam plants have been known since ancient to treat various diseases. The parts of the plant that can be used as drug are bark. From the research that has been conducted has proven that Salam leaves has an antibacterial effect. The objective of this study was to determine the antibacterial effect of salam bark.This was a descriptive study by using agar diffusion method. The concentration of the extract used was 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%. The results showed that the ethanol extract of Salam bark has antibacterial effects to Staphylococcus aureus with the concentration of 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% gives the inhibition of the growth of bacteria on 12 mm, 13.67 mm, 12.33 mm, and the 9 mm, while at the same concentration for Escherichia coli was no bacterial inhibition

  5. Estudio de prefactibilidad para el diseño de una planta de etanol a partir de residuos de cosecha de caña de azúcar (Pre-feasibility study for design of a ethanol plant from waste of sugar sugarcane

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    Yenny del Carmen Velásquez Riascos

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    Full Text Available En el Valle del Cauca se generan alrededor de 5 millones de toneladas anuales de desechos lignocelulósicos de la caña de azúcar, constituidos principalmente por hojas y cogollos. Esta biomasa dependiendo de su variedad, posee un estimado promedio en peso de 42% de celulosa, 26% de hemicelulosa y 22% de lignina en base seca, siendo apta para obtener azúcares fermentables para conseguir etanol deshidratado como combustible. Basados en las anteriores consideraciones, el grupo de investigación en biocombustibles y biorefinerías de la Escuela de Ingeniería Química de la Universidad del Valle junto con el Laboratorio de Biotecnología de la Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, viene ajustando el diseño de una planta de obtención de etanol a partir de las hojas y cogollos que son dejados en el suelo tras realizar la cosecha de la caña de azúcar, por esta razón el presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo estudiar la prefactibilidad de montar la planta para la producción de etanol como producto principal y de otras sustancias que puedan ser aprovechables (lignina y proteína a partir de estos residuos lignocelulósicos. Para este estudio se hizo uso de los estudios experimentales previos ejecutados por los investigadores del grupo en biocombustibles y realizando el proceso a partir de 1000 toneladas de hojas y cogollos usando los datos de pruebas realizadas en el laboratorio y mediante cálculos de balances, que fueron incluidos en un simulador comercial Aspen Plus versión 10.8.1. Se logró obtener 121.000 litros/día de etanol anhidro con un rendimiento del 78,57% y 202 ton/día en base seca de lignina con 94,5% y 6,4 ton/día de proteína con 40% de recuperación como subproductos principales. El análisis económico muestra que la capacidad mínima de la planta de producción es de 285.000 litros/día, presentada a una tasa interna de retorno de 34% y VPN de US$ 36.839.602. (Abstract. In Valle of Cauca are grown around 100,153 hectares of

  6. 伏康树籽挥发油的GC-MS分析%GC-MS study on chemical constituents of essential oil from seeds of Voacanga africana Stapf

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    苏艳红; 陈晓春; 白坷坷; 刘海峰; 李晖

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    目的:分析伏康树籽的挥发油成分.方法:采用水蒸气蒸馏法提取伏康树籽挥发油,通过气相色谱-质谱联用技术对其成分进行鉴定,同时采用面积归一法测定其含量.结果:分离出32种物质,鉴定出22个化合物,占总馏出组分的97.85%,其中脂肪酸类百分含量为80.93%.结论:伏康树籽挥发油主要成分为油酸(30.46%),棕桐酸(28.65%),亚油酸(12.31%)等.通过对伏康树籽挥发油成分的分析鉴定,为进一步开发利用其资源提供科学依据.%Objective :To analyze the chemical components of the essential oil from the seeds of Voacanga africana Methods : The essential oil was extracted by steam distillation , the components were identified by GC - MS and their amount were determined by area normalization. Results:32 kinds of substances were isolated and 22 compounds were identified representing 97. 85% of the total distillate composition,including fatty acids percentage content of 80. 93 % . Conclusion : The main components of the oil were 9 - octadecenoic acid ( z) - ( 30. 46% ) , hexadecanoic acid ( 28. 65 % ) ,9,12 - octadecadienoic acid ( Z, Z) ( 12. 31% ) , etc. The determination of chemical constituents of volatile oil from seeds of Voacanga africana will provide important foundation for further exploitation of Voacanga africana.

  7. Gestión de un sistema de control para la utilización del cuesco de la palma africana como parte de los aridos en la fabricación de hormigón compactado.

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    La Gestión de un Sistema de Control para la utilización del cuesco de la palma africana como parte de los áridos en la fabricación de hormigón compactado, pretende la definición de un modelo de gestión participativa que les permita a las empresas e instituciones involucradas en dicho sistema de control, gestionar de una forma organizada y controlada el problema ambiental que es generado por la carencia de sistemas de manejo de residuos como es el caso del cuesco de la palma africana, cuyo ...

  8. La africanidad de España memoria y reconocimiento: la memoria y el reconocimiento de la comunidad africana y africano-descendiente negra en España, el papel de la vanguardia panafricanista

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    Toasijé, Antumi

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    Las personas africanas y africano-descendientes negras en España suman en torno al millón de personas, el asociacionismo ha sido desde los inicios de la nueva migración africana de los años 80 del siglo XX, la fórmula escogida por estas comunidades para establecer redes, reforzar lazos y afrontar problemáticas específicas. Desde los años 90 del siglo XX, un pequeño grupo de asociaciones de carácter panafricanista está constituyéndose en vanguardia de las reivindicaciones negras, entre las que...

  9. Reconfiguración territorial y cultivo de palma africana en el Magdalena Medio. El caso de San Pablo Sur de Bolívar

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    Blanco Herrero, Sergio

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    El trabajo muestra el problema de la reconfiguración territorial en el Magdalena Medio a partir de la expansión de los cultivos agroindustriales de la palma africana en un contexto de conflicto armado y en el marco de las relaciones Norte-Sur. The work shows the problem of territorial reconfiguration in the Middle Magdalena from the expansion of agro-industrial crops of oil palm in a context of armed conflict and in the context of North-South relations.

  10. The adrenals of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana: A few observations. 2. The zona reticularis, medullary capsule, F - zone and medulla

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    Full Text Available The structure of the zona reticularis, medullary capsule, F-zone and medulla of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana is described. Three types of cells, arranged as described in other mammals, are found in the zona reticularis. Organelles in this zone are as descibed for other cells that secrete steroids. The ultrastructure of the cells in the F-zone is very similar to that of cells that secrete steroids. Two types of cells, roughly similar to those of other mammals, are found in the medulla.

  11. De Guinea-Bissau a Colombia. Benkos Biohó, resistencia y (es) Palenque. Un caso de la diáspora africana

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    Arenas Valencia, Henry

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    En este texto hago referencia al caso de Benkos Biohó como una figura simbólica de la resistencia africana, afrodescendiente y afrocolombiana dada desde los palenques (en Brasil se utiliza la expresión "quilombos"), manifestaciones de resistencia que comenzaron en África y más tarde se reprodujeron en toda América durante el tráfico de personas, la colonización y la esclavización. Hoy estas estrategias están siendo reinventadas y reformuladas por los afrodescendientes, mujeres y hombres, que ...

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

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    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.

  13. Arteterapia con personas con discapacidad intelectual

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    Este proyecto pretende hacer una aproximaci??n al mundo del Arte Terapia y los beneficios que esta disciplina puede aportar a las personas con discapacidad intelectual. La idea surge de la experiencia previa de la autora en este ??mbito y con este colectivo. A trav??s de la documentaci??n bibliogr??fica se busca ampliar el conocimiento en cuanto al concepto de arteterapia y sus antecedentes, con la finalidad de elaborar una propuesta pr??ctica que se basar?? en el dise??o de un taller de arte...

  14. Evaluación de los pretratamientos con ácido sulfúrico diluido y AFEX en la biomasa lignocelulósica del tipo pasto gigante “Pennisetum Sp”

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    Mateus Fontecha, Lady

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    El objetivo de esta investigación fue estudiar la efectividad del pretratamiento con ácido sulfúrico diluido y la explosión de fibras con solución de amoníaco (AFEX) sobre la biomasa lignocelulósica de Pennisetum sp en la hidrólisis de carbohidratos fermentables para la producción de etanol. En el pretratamiento con ácido sulfúrico se estudio el efecto de la temperatura (110, 130, 150, 170 y 190 °C) y la concentración del ácido [0,8; 1,2 y 2,0 % (p/p)], mientras que en el pretratamiento AFEX ...

  15. Avaliação dos efeitos da retirada do etanol em curto e longo prazo sobre respostas comportamentais relacionadas à ansiedade e sobre células imunorreativas para a serotonina no núcleo dorsal da Rafe em ratas

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    Santos, Raliny Oliveira

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    Indivíduos dependentes de etanol, ao reduzirem ou cessarem seu consumo, apresentam um conjunto de sinais e sintomas, dentre eles, alguns relacionados à ansiedade. Para um melhor entendimento das bases neurais envolvidas com a ansiedade na abstinência, ensaios pré-clínicos vêm utilizando modelos de consumo de etanol seguido de retirada em ratos submetidos a distintos testes de ansiedade, dentre eles, o labirinto em cruz elevado. O presente estudo teve por objetivo investigar ...

  16. Pasados (indiscutidos: Conmemoraciones de la presencia afrodescendiente y africana en la Argentina

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    Paola Carolina Monkevicius

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo se propone indagar sobre la relación entre los procesos de memoria social y las demandas identitarias y políticas en la actualidad, tomando como referente al colectivo compuesto por afrodescendientes y africanos en la Argentina. Específicamente, abordaremos los actos conmemorativos en tanto expresiones principales de la memoria entendida como proceso subjetivo que requiere soportes externos. Partimos de la idea de que las conmemoraciones se establecen como uno de los soportes privilegiados a través de los cuales se reconstruye identidad y sentido de pertenencia entre el colectivo “afro”, a la vez que son utilizados como herramienta de lucha política en cuanto a las demandas de derechos y al reclamo por el reconocimiento de presencias históricas como componente poblacional de la Nación. Por lo tanto, nos proponemos fijar la atención sobre los actos conmemorativos en los que se rememora el pasado de los negros en la Argentina a partir del trabajo de memoria realizado por sectores de liderazgo denominado “afro” en articulación/disputa respecto a las nuevas narrativas estatales de inclusión de las “otras” memorias silenciadas. Consideramos a las memorias como arena de disputa entre diferentes agrupamientos al interior del colectivo afro y en relación con el Estado.

  17. Tilapia africana en el Lago de Nicaragua: ecosistema en transición.

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    Jeffrey K. McCrary

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    Full Text Available Los grandes lagos de Nicaragua, son comparables con el sistema de grandes lagos africanos. Contienen una gran diversidad de peces, incluyendo varios peces endémicos de la familia Cichlidae. La captura de peces en el Lago de Cocibolca, estandarizada en 100 metros de red, promedió 4.34 kilogramos en el área de Ometepe, en donde la tilapia constituyó el 1.5 % del peso total de la captura. Este promedio fue de 0.80 kilogramos en la costa septentrional, donde la tilapia constituyó 54% del peso total de la captura. Un estudio ruso efectuado en 1983 y desarrollado en todo el Lago, demostró que el promedio era de 4.66 kilogramos. Los autores del presente artículo recomiendan que en el Lago Cocibolca se implemente un plan de manejo adecuado para controlar la población de tilapia y rescatar un ecosistema en peligro de colapso

  18. Housing and Social Environments of African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian (Elephas maximus) Elephants in North American Zoos.

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    Meehan, Cheryl L; Hogan, Jennifer N; Bonaparte-Saller, Mary K; Mench, Joy A

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    We evaluated 255 African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian (Elephas maximus) elephants living in 68 North American zoos over one year to quantify housing and social variables. All parameters were quantified for the both the day and the night and comparisons were made across these time periods as well as by species and sex. To assess housing, we evaluated not only total exhibit size, but also individual animals' experiences based on the time they spent in the unique environments into which the exhibits were subdivided. Variables developed to assess housing included measurements of area as a function of time (Total Space Experience), environment type (Indoor, Outdoor, In/Out Choice) and time spent on hard and soft flooring. Over the year, Total Space Experience values ranged from 1,273 square feet to 169,692 square feet, with Day values significantly greater than Night values (pSocial factors included number of animals functionally housed together (Social Experience) and social group characteristics such as time spent with juveniles and in mixed-sex groups. Overall Social Experience scores ranged from 1 to 11.2 and were significantly greater during the Day than at Night (psocial or housing differences between African (N = 138) and Asian (N = 117) species or between males (N = 54) and females (N = 201). The most notable exception was Total Space Experience, with African and male elephants having larger Total Space Experience than Asian and female elephants, respectively (P-valuehousing and social variables evaluated herein have been used in a series of subsequent epidemiological analyses relating to various elephant welfare outcomes.

  19. Migración africana y formación social en las Américas, 1500-2000

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    Moya, José C.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Around 11 million Africans reached the New World between 1500 and 1866 in what constitutes the first massive transoceanic migration in the history of humanity. This article approaches that movement from the perspective of the history of migrations and socio-racial formations in the Americas. The first part establishes the origins, timing, and geographic distribution of the arrivals using a database with information on some 35,000 slave ship voyages. We go on to analyze how this determined the demographic impact, socio-economic development, African cultural presence, adaptation and acculturation strategies, and the construction of racial taxonomies and identities in the receiving regions.

    Unos 11 millones de africanos llegaron al Nuevo Mundo entre 1500 y 1866 en lo que constituye la primera migración masiva transoceánica en la historia de la humanidad. Este artículo estudia ese movimiento desde la perspectiva de la historia de las migraciones y formaciones socio-raciales en las Américas. La primera parte establece el origen, ritmo temporal y distribución geográfica de las llegadas empleando una base de datos que contiene información sobre unos 35.000 viajes de barcos negreros. Sobre esta base, se analiza el impacto demográfico, el desarrollo socioeconómico, la presencia cultural africana, las estrategias de adaptación y aculturación, y la construcción de taxonomías e identidades raciales en las regiones receptoras.

  20. Recurrence of hyperprolactinemia and continuation of ovarian acyclicity in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana) treated with cabergoline.

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    Morfeld, Kari A; Ball, Ray L; Brown, Janine L

    2014-09-01

    Hyperprolactinemia is associated with reproductive acyclicity in zoo African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and may contribute to the non-self-sustainability of the captive population in North America. It is a common cause of infertility in women and other mammals and can be treated with the dopamine agonist cabergoline. The objectives of this study were to assess prolactin responses to cabergoline treatment in hyperprolactinemic, acyclic African elephants and to determine the subsequent impact on ovarian cyclic activity. Five elephants, diagnosed as hyperprolactinemic (>11 ng/ml prolactin) and acyclic (maintenance of baseline progestagens for at least 1 yr), were treated with 1-2 mg cabergoline orally twice weekly for 16-82 wk. Cabergoline reduced (P elephants (11.5 +/- 3.2 vs. 9.1 +/- 3.4 ng/ml; 20.3 +/- 16.7 vs. 7.9 +/- 9.8 ng/ml; 26.4 +/- 15.0 vs. 6.8 +/- 1.5 ng/ml; 42.2 +/- 22.6 vs. 18.6 +/- 8.9 ng/ml). However, none of the females resumed ovarian cyclicity based on serum progestagen analyses up to 1 yr posttreatment. In addition, within 1 to 6 wk after cessation of oral cabergoline, serum prolactin concentrations returned to concentrations that were as high as or higher than before treatment (P elephant that exhibited the highest pretreatment prolactin concentration (75.2 +/- 10.5 ng/ml) did not respond to cabergoline and maintained elevated levels throughout the study. Thus, oral cabergoline administration reduced prolactin concentrations in elephants with hyperprolactinemia, but there was no resumption of ovarian cyclicity, and a significant prolactin rebound effect was observed. It is possible that higher doses or longer treatment intervals may be required for cabergoline treatment to result in permanent suppression of prolactin secretion and to mitigate associated ovarian cycle problems.

  1. The social and ecological integration of captive-raised adolescent male African elephants (Loxodonta africana into a wild population.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: A rapid rise in the number of captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana used in the tourism industry in southern Africa and orphaned elephants in human care has led to concerns about their long-term management, particularly males. One solution is to release them into the wild at adolescence, when young males naturally leave their herd. However, this raises significant welfare concerns: little is known about how well released elephants integrate into wild populations and whether they pose a greater threat to humans than wild elephants. We document the release of three captive-raised adolescent male African elephants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Despite having been part of a herd of working elephants for at least eight years, the three males progressively integrated into the complex fission-fusion society of wild bull elephants. In the three years following release, they showed no tendency to be closer to human habitation, and there were no significant differences between wild and captive-raised adolescent males in the total number of social interactions, size of ranges and habitat use. However, the captive-raised elephants sparred less and vocalised more, and spent more time alone and in smaller social groups. Thereafter the released elephants continued to expand their ranges and interact with both mixed-sex herds and males. One male was shot by farmers 94 months after release, along with ten wild elephants, on a ranch outside the protected area. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: We show that captive-raised adolescent male elephants can integrate into a wild population. Long-term studies are required to determine the longevity, breeding success, and eventual fate of released male elephants, but we identified no significant short-term welfare problems for the released elephants or recipient population. Release of captive-raised mammals with complex social systems is a husbandry option that should be

  2. Characterisation of the sympathetic nervous system of Asian (Elephas maximus) and African (Loxodonta africana) elephants based on urinary catecholamine analyses.

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    Dehnhard, M

    2007-05-01

    Assessing the welfare status of captive animals using non-invasive measurements of hormones is of growing interest because this can serve as an effective tool to facilitate the optimization of environmental and husbandry conditions. Both the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) exhibit extremely low breeding success in captivity, and because elevated levels of stress may negatively influence reproductive functions, this study sought to establish a method for assessing sympathoadrenal activity in captive female elephants. We found a circadian variation in urinary noradrenaline (norepinephrine, NE), adrenaline (epinephrine, Epi) and dopamine (DA) under short day length. Peak activity of noradrenaline and dopamine was noted at 3 a.m. Adrenaline showed a biphasic pattern with a minor peak recorded at 3 a.m. and a major peak 9 a.m. Under long-day photoperiodic conditions, simultaneous peaks of noradrenaline and adrenaline were again noted at 3 a.m. whereas dopamine does not appear to have a distinct circadian pattern under long-day length. A transfer of two elephant cows resulted in a marked increase in urinary adrenaline and noradrenaline levels, confirming that the transfer represented a stressful event. During the peripartal period, noradrenaline concentrations increased and maximum concentrations were obtained at delivery. Daily measurements of urinary dopamine throughout the follicular phase revealed an increase in dopamine secretion close to ovulation. This increase might indicate a role of dopamine in the ovulatory mechanisms. These results suggest that changes in urinary catecholamine excretion reflect fluctuations in sympathoadrenal activity and may be a useful indicator of stress.

  3. BREADFRUIT (Treculia africana MARKETING ACTIVITIES AND RETURNS IN AHIAZU MBAISE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OF IMO STATE, NIGERIA

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    Ogbonna Christopher EMEROLE

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    Full Text Available This study on marketing of breadfruits (Treculia africana and returns was done in Ahiazu Mbaise local Government area of Imo State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to describe socio-economic characteristics of respondents (sellers and buyers of African breadfruit; identify value-chain activities available in processing and its storage in compliance with consumers’ order and preferences; determine factors influencing decision to supply African breadfruit; and constraints with its post-harvest management in the study area. Three-stage random sampling technique was used in selecting locations and respondents through which eighty (80 farm households who gather/harvest, process and sell breadfruits were selected and interviewed with structured questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and probit regression model. Result revealed that 65.80% of the respondents were females and 81.20% of them were married with mean household size of 9 members. Their literacy level was high as 97.6% of them had at least primary education. Predominant marketing activities were fruit gathering/harvesting, processing, storage and packaging, transportation, and sales. Socio-economic factors of gender, household size, income, level of education, years of farming experience and labour significantly influenced supply of breadfruits to consumers with challenges of seasonal scarcity, and tedious methods of processing deterring the enterprise in the area. We recommended provision of credit support to enable fruit gatherers purchase and use shelling machines and good storage facilities to smooth any fluctuations in supplies during off-seasons and help fight overdependence of households on roots and tubers.

  4. A susceptibilidade à nicotina e etanol é afetada pela exposição à nicotina, fumaça de cigarro e etanol durante o período gestacional: alterações comportamentais e eletrofisiológicas no período pós-natal de camundongos

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    Uma questão particularmente relevante é o fato de exposições precoces a drogas de abuso durante o desenvolvimento potencialmente aumentarem a susceptibilidade a estas drogas posteriormente durante o desenvolvimento. No presente estudo utilizando estudos comportamentais e eletrofisiológicos, investigamos efeitos tardios da exposição de camundongos à fumaça de cigarro, à nicotina e ao etanol durante o período que corresponde à gestação em humanos. Para tal, esta tese foi dividida em 2 estudos. ...

  5. Plantas de la Diáspora Africana en la botánica americana de la fase Colonial

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    Judith Carney

    2003-12-01

    botany.//Las plantaciones revolucionarias y los intercambios ecológicos que acompañaron la expansión marítima europea después de 1492 son muy apreciados en la actualidad. De igual manera lo son los significados de las nuevas plantas dentro de la sociedad europea en tanto que modificaron preferencias culinarias, la economía y el comercio incluso más allá de las fronteras del viejo continente. El papel del maíz amerindio y de la mandioca en África occidental ha recibido una amplia atención así como el arroz asiático dentro de la región. Pero la literatura sobre el intercambio de alimentos sigue siendo muy escasa en cuanto a la difusión de plantas africanas y a las vías mediante las que dicha dispersión fue posible. Para estudiar este problema es necesario atender al comercio de esclavos y a la forma en la que éstos pudieron establecer preferencias alimentarias en las Américas. Este ensayo examina las plantas de origen africano que se convirtieron en productos esenciales dentro de las economías en la era de las plantaciones esclavistas. Tres centros de domesticación agrícola en el África Subsahariana contribuyeron a la diversidad de recursos que ayudaron a la subsistencia de millones y que fueron llevadas más allá del Atlántico debido al comercio de esclavos. La plantación de dichos productos se llevó a cabo en las Américas gracias a los “jardines botánicos” de los desposeídos: los campos de subsistencia de las plantaciones, jardines, patios y en parcelas agrícolas de las comunidades mulatas. Al llamar la atención sobre la Diáspora africana de plantas se abre la posibilidad de comprender los sistemas de conocimiento africanos. La expresión de dichos sistemas se refleja en las relaciones de poder prevalecientes, en las preferencias de alimentos, la identidad cultural, y las luchas por el proceso de trabajo.Al mostrar las plantas africanas establecidas en América, este trabajo busca corregir las distorsiones en las narrativas del

  6. Estabilización de la albúmina con caprilato de sodio durante su obtención y pasteurización

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    Aniel Moya

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A partir de plasma humano se obtuvo albúmina mediante un método de termocoagulación selectiva. Se utilizaron diferentes combinaciones de caprilato de sodio y un tanto por ciento de etanol, lo cual permitió precipitar las globulinas manteniendo la albúmina en solución. En todas las pruebas se fijaron los parámetros siguientes: pH 6,9, temperatura 69 °C y tiempo de calentamiento 30 min. Los mejores resultados de concentración de proteínas y rendimiento proteico se obtuvieron a una concentración de caprilato de 0,004 M, 5% de etanol, pH 6,9 y 30 min de calentamiento. En la pasteurización 10 h a 60 °C los mejores resultados se obtuvieron con caprilato de sodio 0,04 M y la mezcla de caprilato de sodio 0,02 M y acetiltriptofanato de sodio 0,02.

  7. Effect of alloxan-induced diabetes mellitus and ethanol on pregnancy outcome in mice Efeito do diabetes mellitus induzido por aloxana e etanol na gestação de camundongos

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    Luiz Cesar Peres

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of ethanol, diabetes mellitus and the combination of both on mouse fetuses. METHODS: We used 24 female Swiss mice, dividing them into four groups of 6 each: control (C, ethanol (E, diabetes (D (blood glucose > 200 mg/dL and diabetes + ethanol (DE. Diabetes was induced by alloxan (40 mg/kg on day 7 of pregnancy. Groups E and DE received 4 g/kg of 25% v/v ethanol intraperitoneally, whereas groups C and D received saline. On day 18, all fetuses were harvested. RESULTS: In group DE the following anomalies were found: exencephaly, situs inversus totalis, situs inversus partialis, eyelid skin tag and one animal from group E had pulmonary artery hypoplasia. Ethanol administration partially reverted diabetes-fetal resorption caused by diabetes, yet it induced late fetal death. Both diabetes and ethanol reduced placental diameter and increased its weight. Ethanol had more effect on fetal length in males than in females, however, such bias was not found for diabetes. Ethanol prevented diabetes-induced tail shortening in both genders. CONCLUSIONS: These results show that, although ethanol might improve energy metabolism in early gestation, it causes cell damage that leads to cardiovascular, limb and neural tube defects, late fetal death and reduced placental size.INTRODUÇÃO E OBJETIVOS: Investigar o efeito do etanol, do diabetes mellitus (DM e da associação de ambos sobre os fetos de camundongo. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizadas 24 fêmeas de camundongos Swiss divididas em quatro grupos de seis animais cada: controle (C; etanol (E; diabetes (D (glicemia > 200 mg/dl, e diabetes + etanol (DE. O diabetes foi induzido pela aloxana (40 mg/kg no dia 7 da gestação. Os animais dos grupos E e DE receberam 4 g/kg de solução a 25% v/v de etanol intraperitoneal (IP, enquanto os animais dos grupos C e D receberam salina. No dia 18, todos os fetos foram coletados. RESULTADOS: Foram encontradas as seguintes

  8. Produção conjunta de fibras celulósicas e etanol a partir do bambu Combined production of cellulosic fibers and ethanol from bamboo culm

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    Anisio Azzini

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    Full Text Available No presente estudo com Bambusa vulgaris Schrad., procurou-se desenvolver um novo processo de utilização do bambu, visando à produção conjunta de etanol e fibras celulósicas para papel. Os rendimentos em fibras celulósicas e etanol foram obtidos em função da idade do colmo (1, 3 e 5 anos e região de amostragem em cada colmo (base, meio e ponta. Esses rendimentos, bem como outros relacionados com a fração fibrosa, glicose e amido, foram determinados com solução diluída de ácido sulfúrico. A densidade básica dos colmos foi determinada em cavacos antes do seu tratamento. Pelos resultados obtidos, é tecnicamente possível a produção conjunta de etanol e fibras celulósicas a partir do bambu. Os rendimentos em fibras celulósicas (46,85 a 56,04% e etanol (12,77 a 14,79 litros/100 kg de cavacos foram mais elevados nas regiões mediana e ponta dos colmos mais velhos. Essa mesma tendência foi observada para a glicose (teores de 22,80 a 26,41% e amido hidrolisado (18,99 a 24,27%. O rendimento em fibras brutas ou fração fibrosa (69,35 a 76,35% foi mais elevado nos cavacos provenientes dos colmos mais novos. A densidade básica dos cavacos não variou em função da idade do colmo (0,573 a 0,628 g/cm³, mas em função da região de amostragem (0,518 a 0,683 g/cm³, sendo mais densos os cavacos das regiões mediana e ponta dos colmos.In this study with Bambusa vulgaris Schrad, a new process of bamboo utilization was established to produce cellulosic fibers for papermaking and ethanol. The yields of ethanol and cellulosic fibers were determined in function of culm age (1, 3 and 5 years and portion of sampling in each culm (base, middle and top. The yields of cellulosic fibers, ethanol and compounds like glucose and starch were determined in shreddered chips after treatment with diluted sulphuric acid solution. The combined production of ethanol and cellulosic fibers was feasible technically. The yields of cellulosic fibers varied from

  9. Vegetative Propagation Trial of Prosopis africana (Guill. et Perr. Taub. by Air Layering under Sudano-Sahelian Climate in the South-Central Niger

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    Laouali Abdou

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    Full Text Available Prosopis africana is a species of great socioeconomic importance but threatened with extinction in Niger because of overuse and regeneration problem. This study, conducted in the Maradi (Niger area, precisely at El Gueza in the south of Gazaoua department, aims to evaluate the vegetative propagation capacity of P. africana by air layering under the Sudano-Sahelian climate of the south-central Niger. A ring of bark was taken on each selected branch and the wound was covered with a black plastic filled with a damp mixture of soil and wood debris. The chosen parameters are the diameter class and the position on the branch. In all, 60 branches were treated and followed for 130 days: 28.33% produced shoots and there was no significant difference between the diameter classes and between the positions. These results show that propagating trees of the species by air layering is possible and this technique can be used to multiply and keep this species, which will reduce the regeneration problem linked to a low seed germination rate.

  10. Antidiabetic and haematological effect of aqueous extract of stem bark of Afzelia africana (Smith) on streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats

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    Oyedemi SO; Adewusi EA; Aiyegoro OA; Akinpelu DA

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the antidiabetic properties of aqueous extract of stem bark of Afzeliaafricana (A. africana) and its beneficial effect on haematological parameters in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Methods: A total of 30 rats including 24 diabetic and 6 normal rats were used for this study. Diabetes was induced in male Wistar rats by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin. After being confirmed diabetic, animals were orally treated with distilled water or extracts at 100 or 200 mg/kg body weight daily for 10 days. The haematological parameters including red blood and white blood cells and their functional indices were evaluated in diabetic treated groups compared with the controls. Results: The extract significantly reduced the blood glucose levels while the best result was obtained at 200 mg/kg body weight. The feed and water intake in diabetic rats were significantly reduced while weight loss was minimized at both dosages. Similarly, the levels of red blood, white blood cells and their functional indices were significantly improved after extract administration at both doses. Conclusions: It can be concluded that the aqueous extract of bark of A. africana possesses antihyperglycemic properties. In addition, the extract can prevent various complications of diabetes and improve some haematological parameters. Further experimental investigation is needed to exploit its relevant therapeutic effect to substantiate its ethnomedicinal usage.

  11. Effet de prétraitements des semences sur la germination de Prosopis africana (Guill., Perrot. et Rich. Taub., (Césalpiniacées

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    M'po Ifonti M'po

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Effect of Seed Treatments on the Germination of Iron Tree Prosopis africana (Guill., Perrot. et Rich. Taub. The effect of four seed treatments (i soaking in concentrate sulphuric acid for 15 mn, (ii soaking in hot water at 100 oC for 3 mm followed by in immersion into tap water for 24 hours, (iii scarification with razor blade (iv no treatment on the germination of Prosopis africana seeds was evaluated on two types of growing substrate: erosion sand and ferrallitic soil. Non treated seeds gave the highest rates of germination on the two types of growing substrate (100% on erosion sand and 89% on ferrallitic soil and by much longer duration of germination compared to treated seeds (46 days on erosion sand and 42 days on ferrallitic soil. Overall, germination is better (rates and speed on erosion sand. Treatments of the seeds in concentrate sulphuric acid are prejudicial to the survival of the embryo and yield low germination rates (30% on erosion sand and 20% on ferrallitic soil. Scarification by razor blade and soaking in hot water at 100 oC gave the highest germination rate (85%, 18 days after sowing on erosion sand and allowed to accelerate the germination. Because of their simplicity and their low cost, these two seed treatments can be recommended for planters and the use of erosion sand for the sowing.

  12. Phytochemical screening by LC-MS and LC-PDA of ethanolic extracts from the fruits of Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.

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    Costa, Rosaria; Albergamo, Ambrogina; Pellizzeri, Vito; Dugo, Giacomo

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    Kigelia africana is a tree native to Africa, with a local employment in numerous fields, ranging from traditional medicine to cosmetics and religious rituals. Parts of the plant generally used are stem bark, fruits, roots and leaves. The fruits, which have a singular 'sausage' shape, are widely exploited by local folk, in particular for applications/products involving genito-urinary apparatus of both human genders. The scope of this work was to make a consistent chemical investigation on this plant species, in order to clarify and increase the information at present available in literature. To this aim, ethanolic extracts of K. africana fruits were analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array (HPLC-PDA) and electrospray-mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS) detection, revealing the presence of polyphenols and iridoids. The two detection systems used along with standard co-injection and comparison with previous reports, led to the identification and quantification of six phenolic compounds and three iridoids.

  13. Formas de carbono orgánico en suelos con diferentes usos en el departamento del Magdalena (Colombia

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    José Rafael Vásquez-Polo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Las fracciones de materia orgánica del suelo (MOS lábiles y humificadas pueden ser afectadas por las prácticas de uso y manejo; sin embargo el impacto de estos cambios no se ha evaluado en suelos y ambientes tropicales. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar los contenidos y algunas formas de carbono orgánico del suelo (COS en cinco zonas de clima cálido tropical (0 - 1110 m.s.n.m. del departamento del Magdalena (Colombia y el efecto que sobre ellas han tenido las prácticas asociadas a suelos cultivados con café (Coffea arabica, banano (Musa sp., palma africana (Elaeis guineensis y sábila (Aloe vera, comparados con suelos de bosques naturales. No se encontraron diferencias (P < 0.05 tanto entre zonas como entre usos del suelo, se presentaron valores medios a bajos de MOS en las zonas de estudio y contenidos de carbono total (Ct mayores en suelos de bosques que en suelos cultivados, así los suelos de bosques presentan una acumulación media de Ct de 42.4 mg/ha a 20 cm, frente a 33.8 mg/ha en los suelos cultivados, esto equivale a una pérdida media de Ct del 23% por efecto del manejo de los cultivos. En relación con el carbono extraíble con pirofosfato sódico altamente relacionado con las fracciones humificadas de la MOS (Cp se observaron valores muy bajos en los suelos cultivados y casi nulos en suelos de bosques; sin embargo estos últimos presentan mayor contenido de formas de carbono no-oxidables o estables (Cnox determinado por diferencia entre Ct - carbono oxidable (Cox. En el suelo cultivado con banano, el Ct corresponde en su totalidad a formas de Cox; mientras que en el suelo cultivado con palma africana las formas estables Cnox representaron 83% del carbono total.

  14. Formas de carbono orgánico en suelos con diferentes usos en el departamento del Magdalena (Colombia

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    Menjivar Flores Juan Carlos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Las fracciones de materia orgánica del suelo (MOS lábiles y humificadas pueden ser afectadas por las prácticas de uso y manejo; sin embargo el impacto de estos cambios no se ha evaluado en suelos y ambientes tropicales. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar los contenidos y algunas formas de carbono orgánico del suelo (COS en cinco zonas de clima cálido tropical (0 - 1110 m.s.n.m. del departamento del Magdalena (Colombia y el efecto que sobre ellas han tenido las prácticas asociadas a suelos cultivados con café (Coffea arabica, banano (Musa sp., palma africana (Elaeis guineensis y sábila (Aloe vera, comparados con suelos de bosques naturales. No se encontraron diferencias (P < 0.05 tanto entre zonas como entre usos del suelo, se presentaron valores medios a bajos de MOS en las zonas de estudio y contenidos de carbono total (Ct mayores en suelos de bosques que en suelos cultivados, así los suelos de bosques presentan una acumulación media de Ct de 42.4 mg/ha a 20 cm, frente a 33.8 mg/ha en los suelos cultivados, esto equivale a una pérdida media de Ct del 23% por efecto del manejo de los cultivos. En relación con el carbono extraíble con pirofosfato sódico altamente relacionado con las fracciones humificadas de la MOS (Cp se observaron valores muy bajos en los suelos cultivados y casi nulos en suelos de bosques; sin embargo estos últimos presentan mayor contenido de formas de carbono no-oxidables o estables (Cnox determinado por diferencia entre Ct - carbono oxidable (Cox. En el suelo cultivado con banano, el Ct corresponde en su totalidad a formas de Cox; mientras que en el suelo cultivado con palma africana las formas estables Cnox representaron 83% del carbono total.

  15. Avaliação nutricional da grama-estrela cv. Africana para vacas leiteiras em condições de pastejo Nutritional analysis of stargrass cv. Africana for dairy cattle under rotational grazing

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    Maurício Gomes Favoreto

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar nutricionalmente a grama-estrela (Cynodon nlemfuensis cv. Africana utilizada sob pastejo rotacionado por vacas leiteiras. Dez vacas mestiças foram manejadas em 2 ha de grama-estrela e divididas em 11 piquetes/ha. O período de pastejo foi de três dias e os 30 subseqüentes foram destinados à recuperação da pastagem. Durante o período experimental, os animais foram ordenhados duas vezes ao dia e receberam suplementação com 2 kg de concentrado. Amostras representativas do pasto ingeridas (extrusa foram colhidas para determinação de sua composição nutricional. O consumo de matéria seca (MS pelos animais foi estimado utilizando-se cromo e a MS indigestível como indicadores externo e interno. O desempenho individual das vacas foi avaliado pela produção de leite diária e pela pesagem dos animais. A dinâmica da matéria alimentar foi estimada com base nas técnicas in vitro gravimétricas, de produção cumulativa de gases da fermentação microbiana e da estimativa da cinética de passagem das fases sólida e líquida. A quantidade de energia líquida total (ELt, em MJ/dia, atendeu à demanda energética exigida pelos animais. Os valores de proteína metabolizável (PM preditos corresponderam ao suprimento de 91% da PM exigida por esses animais. As predições das exigências em macrominerais atenderam apenas 75% do Ca exigido, mas atenderam às exigências dos demais macrominerais. A grama-estrela atende à demanda energética nutricional de mantença e produção de 11,7 kg de leite por dia. Nas circunstâncias estudadas, é necessário suplementar nutrientes que complementem a PM e Ca não atendidos completamente. O teor e as características cinéticas da fibra não causam repleção ruminal e restrição sobre o consumo de vacas leiteiras em pastejo.An nutritional analysis of stargrass cv. Africana fed dairy cattle under rotational grazing was evaluated in this research. Ten Holstein-Zebu crossbred cows were

  16. Housing and Social Environments of African (Loxodonta africana and Asian (Elephas maximus Elephants in North American Zoos.

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    Cheryl L Meehan

    Full Text Available We evaluated 255 African (Loxodonta africana and Asian (Elephas maximus elephants living in 68 North American zoos over one year to quantify housing and social variables. All parameters were quantified for the both the day and the night and comparisons were made across these time periods as well as by species and sex. To assess housing, we evaluated not only total exhibit size, but also individual animals' experiences based on the time they spent in the unique environments into which the exhibits were subdivided. Variables developed to assess housing included measurements of area as a function of time (Total Space Experience, environment type (Indoor, Outdoor, In/Out Choice and time spent on hard and soft flooring. Over the year, Total Space Experience values ranged from 1,273 square feet to 169,692 square feet, with Day values significantly greater than Night values (p<0.001. Elephants spent an average of 55.1% of their time outdoors, 28.9% indoors, and 16% in areas with a choice between being in or out. Time spent on hard flooring substrate ranged from 0% to 66.7%, with Night values significantly greater than Day (p<0.001. Social factors included number of animals functionally housed together (Social Experience and social group characteristics such as time spent with juveniles and in mixed-sex groups. Overall Social Experience scores ranged from 1 to 11.2 and were significantly greater during the Day than at Night (p<0.001. There were few significant social or housing differences between African (N = 138 and Asian (N = 117 species or between males (N = 54 and females (N = 201. The most notable exception was Total Space Experience, with African and male elephants having larger Total Space Experience than Asian and female elephants, respectively (P-value<0.05. The housing and social variables evaluated herein have been used in a series of subsequent epidemiological analyses relating to various elephant welfare outcomes.

  17. Efeito da adição de praseodímio em catalisadores de Pt e PtSn/C para eletro-oxidação de etanol

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    Patricia Gon Corradini

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    O efeito da presença do praseodímio em catalisadores de Pt/C e PtSn/C para eletro-oxidação de etanol foi estudado neste trabalho. Os principais objetivos foram estudar alterações na rota sintética da metodologia do ácido fórmico, visando catalisadores com propriedades físico-químicas que aumentem a eficiência frente a reação de oxidação de etanol; entender o motivo das variações na atividade catalítica; e avaliar a estabilidade dos catalisadores nas condições de operação da célula. A atmosfer...

  18. Estudo do equilíbrio líquido-vapor do sistema água+etanol+líquido iônico visando a separação do álcool anidro

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    Maciel, Jéssica Caroline da Silva Linhares

    2012-01-01

    O etanol anidro tem ampla aplicação em indústrias química, farmacêutica e de combustíveis. No entanto, os processos atuais para a sua obtenção envolvem custo elevado, alta demanda de energia e a utilização de solventes tóxicos e poluentes. Esse problema ocorre devido à formação de azeótropo na mistura etanol + água, não permitindo a separação completa por métodos convencionais tais como destilação simples. Como uma alternativa aos processos atualmente utilizados, este estudo pr...

  19. Influence of ethanol and morphine on pain perception evoked by deep tissue injury A influência do etanol e da morfina sobre a percepção dolorosa provocada por injúria tecidual profunda

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    Gustavo Hauber Gameiro

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ethanol and morphine on nociceptive behavioral responses evoked by the injection of formalin into the temporomandibular joint region of rats (the TMJ formalin test. In experiment 1, animals were given an ethanol solution (6.5% or tap water to drink for 4 and 10 days, before the procedure for TMJ pain. In the group treated for 4 days, significant analgesia was observed in the TMJ formalin test, whereas the group treated for 10 days did not show this effect, revealing the development of tolerance to ethanol antinociceptive effects. In experiment 2, animals were submitted to chronic regimen of ethanol (6.5% for 10 days and the control group was given tap water to drink. After this period, morphine (10 mg/kg i.p. was administrated 30 minutes before the TMJ formalin test. Morphine had the same analgesic effect in both groups, showing that the treatment with ethanol was not able to alter the analgesic potency of morphine. The results showed that ethanol can affect nociceptive behavioral responses related to pain from deep tissues, like the TMJ, and the absence of interaction between ethanol and morphine suggest that ethanol-induced analgesia was mediated by nonopiate mechanisms.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito do etanol e da morfina sobre as respostas comportamentais nociceptivas provocadas pelo teste da formalina na ATM de ratos (Teste da formalina na ATM. No experimento 1, os animais receberam uma solução de etanol 6,5 % ou água comum para beber durante 4 e 10 dias, antes da realização do teste da formalina na ATM. No grupo tratado por 4 dias, observou-se analgesia significativa ao teste da formalina, enquanto que no grupo tratado por 10 dias esse efeito não ocorreu, demonstrando o desenvolvimento de tolerância aos efeitos antinociceptivos do etanol. No experimento 2, os animais foram submetidos ao regime crônico de etanol (6,5% por 10 dias e o grupo controle recebeu água comum

  20. Estudo teórico da cinética de reações de abstração de hidrogênio do etanol e metanol.

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    Edson Firmino Viana de Carvalho

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    Este trabalho está baseado no estudo de reações de combustão do metanol e do etanol empregando métodos de cálculos de estrutura eletrônica e da teoria variacional do estado de transição (TVET). Os sistemas propostos são reações de abstração de hidrogênio entre os radicais H (2S) e O (3P) e as moléculas de etanol (C2H5OH) e metanol (CH3OH). Numa primeira etapa, diferentes métodos como os da teoria do funcional da densidade, da teoria de perturbação de segunda-ordem Møller-Plesset (MP2) são emp...

  1. Biorremediação de águas subterrâneas impactadas por gasolina e etanol com o uso de nitrato Nitrate bioremediation of groundwater impacted with gasoline and ethanol

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    Ana Hilda Romero Costa

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo, avaliou-se, durante 32 meses e por meio de um experimento de campo, a utilização da biorremediação com injeção de nitrato na recuperação de águas subterrâneas impactadas por gasolina com 25% de etanol. Por meio da análise da massa e da distribuição espacial dos compostos dissolvidos, verificou-se que a bioestimulação influenciou positivamente na biodegradação do etanol e dos BTEX, evitou a formação de zonas altamente redutoras (90% dos valores foram superiores a +100 mV e impediu o avanço das plumas de BTEX e etanol na área monitorada. Os resultados indicam que a bioestimulação com nitrato é uma alternativa altamente eficiente para se remediarem águas subterrâneas impactadas por gasolina contendo etanol.In this study, nitrate bioremediation in groundwater impacted with gasoline containing 25% ethanol was evaluated during 32 months in a field experiment. By means of mass and spatial distribution analysis of the dissolved compounds, biostimulation was found to have a positive influence on ethanol and BTEX biodegradation, and prevented the formation of highly reducing zones (90% of values were higher than + 100 mV and BTEX and ethanol plume migration in the monitoring area. Results indicate that nitrate biostimulation is a highly efficient alternative in remediating groundwater impacted by gasohol.

  2. Mensuração das elasticidades-preço da demanda, cruzada e renda no mercado de etanol brasileiro: um estudo usando painéis cointegrados

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    Leonardo Chaves Borges Cardoso

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A futura escassez das fontes fósseis de energia não é opinião partilhada por toda a academia, mas a necessidade de fontes energéticas renováveis é, sim, um consenso. Com base nisso, o etanol de primeira geração a partir da cana-de-açúcar brasileira se torna uma excelente alternativa energética por apresentar melhores indicadores nos quesitos intensidade em terras, custo de produção e redução de CO2 em relação a outras culturas para produção de etanol. Porém, não há estudos que estimem a demanda de longo prazo utilizando dados em painel e que obtenham estimativas regionais para as cinco regiões brasileiras. Diante de tal lacuna, este artigo tem por objetivo estimar as elasticidades-preço, renda e cruzada da demanda por etanol, tanto no curto quanto no longo prazo. As estimativas são feitas para todo o Brasil e para as cinco regiões brasileiras, no período de julho de 2001 a julho de 2011, com bases mensais. São usados dados em painel, e as estimativas utilizam como principais estimadores o General Least Squares (GLS com correção para heterocedasticidade para encontrar as relações de curto prazo e Dynamic Ordinary Least Squares (DOLS para as de longo prazo. Os resultados indicam que o etanol é um bem elástico a preço, com elasticidade por volta de -1,42 e -3,30 para o curto e longo prazo, respectivamente, e que as elasticidades-preço e cruzada de curto prazo aumentaram no período pós-flex.

  3. Experiencias en la producción de etanol a partir de jugos de caña mezclados. Parte II. Efecto de la temperatura y la concentración de azúcares

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    Miguel A. Otero

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una prueba industrial de producción de etanol a partir de jugos mezclados de caña en las instalaciones de la destilería anexa a la EA Heriberto Duquesne en Villa Clara. Los factores de mayor incidencia en la eficiencia del proceso fueron la temperatura de fermentación y la concentración de azúcares en los fermentadores. Se demostró que temperaturas de 35 ± 1ºC son las óptimas para obtener eficiencias del orden de 85% y productividades de etanol de 2,5 Lm-3h-1, en tanto que la concentración de azúcares alimentados se encuentre entre 105 y 115 kgm-3. El arreglo tecnológico seleccionado permite derivar jugos de menor calidad como son los jugos de filtros hacia la producción de etanol lo que confiere una gran flexibilidad a la instalación. El uso de los jugos, el control de temperatura y el empleo de levaduras de mayor especificidad productiva, permite incrementos significativos de eficiencia de producción sin grandes inversiones en la destilería. Las vinazas procedentes de la destilación presentan valores de carga orgánica 30-40% menores que sus homólogas de melazas.

  4. Un valioso documento acerca de la diáspora africana en las Américas / Raízes negras da América: diáspora dos escravos”

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    Leslie Sedrez Chaves

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El continente americano fue el destino de la gran mayoría de los africanos traficados y, muchas veces, también sirvió como segundo punto de partida, pues se revendían muchos negros esclavizados después de que habían desembarcado en las Américas. Con la propuesta de recuperar la historia y valorar la contribución de los afrodescendientes en la construcción de las identidades de los países de ese continente, que se configuró como una de las principales rutas del tráfico negrero, el libro "Afrodescendientes en América: de esclavos a ciudadanos" trae una contribución consistente y detallada acerca del tema. Además de los aspectos históricos, también se retratan los contextos económicos y sociales, y las condiciones de vida de los afrodescendientes y sus estrategias de supervivencia y contra la subordinación. El libro hace ese repaso histórico a partir de tres ejes que organizan la obra: parte I, "África en América"; parte II, "El largo camino hacia la visibilidad"; y parte III, "Atlas de la afrodesdendncia".O tráfico de africanos escravizados, sem dúvida, foi um dos capítulos mais importantes e lamentáveis da história mundial. A relevância desse acontecimento reside no fato de que a diáspora africana espalhou-se por todo o globo terrestre, reconstruindo o contexto histórico, social, econômico e cultural dos diversos países onde esteve presente. A parte deplorável desse processo foram os meios e os motivos escusos utilizados para promover a distribuição de grandes contingentes de africanos pelo mundo. Pertencentes a variados povos da África, homens, mulheres e até crianças foram capturados e reduzidos a objetos, sendo destituídos de sua condição humana. Por outro lado, essa situação sempre coexistiu com inúmeras formas de resistências e luta por parte dos africanos e seus descendentes ao longo da trajetória do regime escravocrata.

  5. Determinación experimental del equilibrio líquido-vapor del sistema etanol-agua-glicerina

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    Chasoy Rojas, William Andrés

    2012-01-01

    Actualmente, la obtención de alcohol anhidro se lleva a cabo mediante el uso de tecnologías como tamices moleculares, destilación extractiva con etilenglicol y destilación azeotrópica; esta última reemplazada casi totalmente por su alto consumo energético en relación a las otras y por la toxicidad del solvente que se utiliza en el proceso. Siendo la destilación extractiva una alternativa para la obtención del alcohol anhidro que puede competir con la tecnología de tamices molec...

  6. Efeito da temperatura das amostras de leite na concentração de cálcio solúvel e de beta-caseína: interferência no teste de estabilidade frente ao etanol

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    F.F. Costa

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a variação do perfil proteico e do cálcio solúvel na coagulação do leite pelo etanol nas temperaturas de 4ºC, 10ºC, 15ºC e 20ºC. Amostras de leite de 61 animais foram avaliadas quanto à estabilidade ao etanol nas concentrações de 66 a 92% (v/v nas temperaturas de 4ºC, 10ºC, 15ºC e 20ºC. Três amostras, após 24 horas de armazenamento a 4ºC, foram ultracentrifugadas em quadruplicata (40.000 x g a 4ºC e a 20ºC, respectivamente, por 60 minutos. Em seguida, o sobrenadante foi retirado e submetido à análise do cálcio solúvel pela técnica via úmida (digestão nitroperclórica e leitura em espectrofotômetro de absorção atômica. O perfil proteico foi analisado pela técnica de eletroforese capilar empregando kit específico para determinação proteica. Os resultados mostraram uma correlação positiva entre o aumento da temperatura das amostras e a estabilidade do leite frente às diferentes concentrações de etanol. A porcentagem de cálcio solúvel no sobrenadante após ultracentrifugação foi maior nas amostras tratadas a 4ºC (P<0,05. As amostras ultracentrifugadas na temperatura de 4ºC apresentaram quantidades superiores de β-caseína no sobrenadante em comparação com as amostras tratadas a 20ºC. O abaixamento da temperatura favoreceu a migração da β-caseína e do cálcio coloidal para a fase solúvel do leite, o que possivelmente favoreceu o aumento da instabilidade das amostras no teste do etanol. Os resultados sugerem que a temperatura ideal para a realização de teste de estabilidade do leite frente ao etanol deveria ser de 21ºC.

  7. Educar con significado o con sentido

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    José Joaquín García García

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Hoy día, tres tendencias influyen directamente en la conformación de la escuela. En primer lugar, el afán de encontrar la esencia de todo encumbró a la razón e hizo de la racionalidad el único valor a defender en las aulas. En segundo lugar, el sistema capitalista hizo lo mismo con aquello que tiene valor de uso y valor de cambio, es decir, con la mercancía, validando solo lo que puede tener una utilidad económica conocida o posible. Esto convirtió a la educación en un proceso para certificar y ganar dinero, desdibujando así su intención de formar personas. Finalmente, la visión masculina y eurocéntrica con su locura por quererlo dominar todo, y de pensar que el hombre era el dueño del planeta e inclusive la vida y el destino de los otros hombres, mutiló culturas y eliminó a la naturaleza de los currículums en los centros educativos.

  8. PARA“REORIENTAR” LA HISTORIA DE AMÉRICA: EN BUSCA DE SUS RELACIONES CON LA ECUMENE EUROAFROASIÁTICA

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    Hernán G. H. Taboada

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Se adapta al título del libro de Andre Gunder Frank para proponer un esquema de conjunto de la historia americana desde una visión no eurocéntrica y desde la historia mundial. El acento no se coloca en la relación del continente con la Europa mediterránea o atlántica, ni en procesos endógenos, sino en los contactos que mantuvo con las otras civilizaciones del Viejo Mundo: África, la Europa oriental, Rusia, el Medio Oriente, India, China y el Pacífico. Se argumenta que antes de la llegada europea hubo una etapa fuertemente influida por las relaciones con Asia. Éstas continuaron aún en época colonial, en términos comerciales, demográficos y artísticos, junto a una fuerte inmigración e influencia cultural africana. Si bien la independencia supuso una serie de ilusiones sobre el fomento de las relaciones con Asia, el siglo xix fue de creciente influencia europea (demográfica, militar, política,  económica, cultural. El esquema propuesto puede servir para entender mejor los procesos por los cuales en nuestros días América, como el resto del mundo, está entrando nuevamente en la órbita asiática.

  9. Clarificación de vinazas de caña de azúcar por tratamiento fisicoquímico y filtración con membranas

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    Becerra Ospina, Nubia Liliana

    2014-01-01

    En este estudio se evaluó la disminución de carga contaminante de vinaza generada en la producción de etanol a partir de caña de azúcar mediante las operaciones de coagulación/floculación, sedimentación, microfiltración y ultrafiltración con membranas de poliétersulfona de 100 y 5 kDa. Se obtuvo una reducción de la Demanda Química de Oxígeno (DQO) desde 46294 hasta 14862 mg/L de O2, remoción del 92 % en el color y del 67 % en sólidos totales. En la etapa de coagulación/floculación se utilizó ...

  10. The effects of replacing groundnut cake with Afzelia africana (Mahogany seed meal on performance, organ weights and haematological indices of finisher broiler chickens

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    C.O. Obun,

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    Full Text Available A 56-days feeding trial involving 200 day-old Marshal broilers was carried out in a completely randomized design to evaluate the performance, organ characteristics and blood indices of broilers fed Afzelia africana seed meal (ASM as a replacement for ground nut cake at dietary levels of 25, 50, 75 and 100%, respectively. The results showed that feed intake, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio, organ weights and blood indices of birds on the control (0 %, 25 and 50 % ASM were significantly (P<0.05 superior to the groups on 75 and 100 % ASM. It is concluded that ASM could replaced GNC at level not exceeding 50% in broiler diets without any deleterious effects.

  11. Proyecto de cultivo y producción de palma africana en la provincia de los ríos, Ecuador

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    El proyecta se enfoca en el cultivo de 1000 hectáreas de Palma Africana en la zona de Los Ríos, específicamente en el cantón Pueblo Viejo. El Cultivo se ejecuta en dos etapas: al primer año y la segunda al sexto año, en lotes de 500 hectáreas. Además se ofrece como alternativa de inversión de bajo riesgo a largo plazo Una de las características enfáticas del proyecto es que se desarrolla en un área de la provincia que fue abandonada hace más de 5 años por diversos factores, entre ellos: l...

  12. El rol de la Unión Africana (UA) en el Cuerno de África a partir del caso de Somalia - AMISOM (2007-2013)

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    Angulo Ramos, Miguel Eduardo

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    El propósito de esta monografía es comprender cuál ha sido el rol de la Unión Africana (UA), dentro de la misión de paz AMISOM en el periodo de 2007- 2013. Por ello, el trabajo abarca aspectos geopolíticos e históricos, que han influido en la configuración del conflicto armado de Somalía y que han llevado progresivamente a la creación, evolución e implementación de mecanismos como las misiones de paz. Además, se abarcan los planteamientos del neo-funcionalismo y e...

  13. Phosphate-haemoglobin interaction. The primary structure of the haemoglobin of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana, Proboscidea): asparagine in position 2 of the beta-chain.

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    Braunitzer, G; Stangl, A; Schrank, B; Krombach, C; Wiesner, H

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    The primary structure of the haemoglobin of the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is reported. The sequence was determined by means of a sequenator. The haemoglobin differs in 26 amino acids in the alpha-chains and in 27 in the beta-chains from that of adult human haemoglobin. The haemoglobin of the African Elephant, like that of the Indian Elephant and Ilama, has only 5 binding sites for polyphosphate. This finding explains the low p(O2)50 value in whole blood as a result of the lower 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate-haemoglobin interaction. This is discussed in relation to aspects of respiratory physiology; some points are also of interest with regard to the Second Punic War and Hannibal's crossing of the Alps.

  14. Antimicrobial activity and probable mechanisms of action of medicinal plants of Kenya: Withania somnifera, Warbugia ugandensis, Prunus africana and Plectrunthus barbatus.

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    Mwitari, Peter G; Ayeka, Peter A; Ondicho, Joyce; Matu, Esther N; Bii, Christine C

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    Withania somnifera, Warbugia ugandensis, Prunus africana and Plectrunthus barbatus are used traditionally in Kenya for treatment of microbial infections and cancer. Information on their use is available, but scientific data on their bioactivity, safety and mechanisms of action is still scanty. A study was conducted on the effect of organic extracts of these plants on both bacterial and fungal strains, and their mechanisms of action. Extracts were evaluated through the disc diffusion assay. Bacteria and yeast test strains were cultured on Mueller-Hinton agar and on Sabouraud dextrose agar for the filamentous fungi. A 0.5 McFarland standard suspension was prepared. Sterile paper discs 6 mm in diameter impregnated with 10 µl of the test extract (100 mg/ml) were aseptically placed onto the surface of the inoculated media. Chloramphenicol (30 µg) and fluconazole (25 µg) were used as standards. Discs impregnated with dissolution medium were used as controls. Activity of the extracts was expressed according to zone of inhibition diameter. MIC was determined at 0.78-100 mg/ml. Safety studies were carried using Cell Counting Kit 8 cell proliferation assay protocol. To evaluate extracts mechanisms of action, IEC-6 cells and RT-PCR technique was employed in vitro to evaluate Interleukin 7 cytokine. Investigated plants extracts have both bactericidal and fungicidal activity. W. ugandensis is cytotoxic at IC50Prunus africana shuts down expression of IL 7 mRNA at 50 µg/ml. W. somnifera has the best antimicrobial (1.5625 mg/ml), immunopotentiation (2 times IL 7 mRNA expression) and safety level (IC50>200 µg/ml). Fractions from W. ugandensis and W. somnifera too demonstrated antimicrobial activity. Mechanisms of action can largely be attributed to cytotoxicity, Gene silencing and immunopotentiation. Use of medicinal plants in traditional medicine has been justified and possible mechanisms of action demonstrated. Studies to isolate and characterize the bioactive constituents

  15. Consumo da costa africana: comunicações entre os portos turísticos sul-africanos do oceano Índico

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    Pamila Gupta

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Do início até meados do século XX, os cruzeiros turísticos ao longo da costa sul-africana eram uma atividade de lazer popular, empreendida pelas elites (brancas europeias (predominantemente os britânicos, americanas e sul-africanas, com paradas que incluíam diversas cidades portuárias do oceano Índico, como Cidade do Cabo e Durban, na África do Sul, e Lourenço Marques e Beira, no Moçambique português. Considerando as cidades portuárias anteriormente mencionadas como cidades-gêmeas em relação aos seus entrelaçados passados coloniais e turísticos e como funcionando dentro de um “corredor cultural” regional distinto (NUTALL, 2009 da África do Sul, este artigo explora uma série de portos de lazer interligados via cruzeiros de passageiros. A base da minha navegação histórica são os anuários de turismo produzidos pelas companhias de cruzeiro marítimo Union-Castle Line e serviço Round África em 1939 e 1949, respectivamente. A justificativa é que esses guias de viagem servem como entrada ao microcosmo cosmopolita de barcos de cruzeiro, o que os torna inestimáveis para entender a história do lazer (concomitantemente aos bens de consumo e publicidade relacionados na África do Sul.

  16. Calorific value of Prosopis africana and Balanites aegyptiaca wood: Relationships with tree growth, wood density and rainfall gradients in the West African Sahel

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    Montes, Carmen Sotelo; Weber, John C. [World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Sahel Office, B.P. E 5118 Bamako (Mali); Silva, Dimas Agostinho da; Bolzon de Muniz, Graciela Ines [Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Av. Lothario Meissner, 900, CEP.: 80270-170-Curitiba (Brazil); Garcia, Rosilei A. [Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Instituto de Florestas, Departamento de Produtos Florestais, BR 465, km 07, 23890-000, Seropedica, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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    Prosopis africana and Balanites aegyptiaca are native tree species in the West African Sahel and provide wood for fuel, construction and other essential products. A provenance/progeny test of each species was established at one relatively dry site in Niger, and evaluated at 13 years. Gross calorific value of the wood was determined for a random sample of trees in each test: gross CV and CVm{sup 3} = gross calorific value in MJ kg{sup -1} and MJ m{sup -3}, respectively. The major objectives were to determine if gross CV was positively correlated with wood density and tree growth, and if gross CV and/or CVm{sup 3} varied with rainfall gradients in the sample region. Provenances were grouped into a drier and more humid zone, and correlations were computed among all trees and separately in each zone. Results indicated that gross CV was not significantly correlated with density in either species. Gross CV was positively correlated with growth of P. africana (but not B. aegyptiaca) only in the drier zone. Gross CVm{sup 3} was positively correlated with growth of both species, and the correlations were stronger in the drier zone. Multiple regressions with provenance latitude, longitude and elevation indicated that provenance means for gross CV increased, in general, from the drier to the more humid zones. Regressions with gross CVm{sup 3} were not significant. Results are compared with earlier research reports from the provenance/progeny tests and with other tropical hardwood species; and practical implications are presented for tree improvement and conservation programs in the region. (author)

  17. Grupos de comercialização de etanol e governança em rede Ethanol trading groups and network governance

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    Dalton Siqueira Pitta Marques

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Embora um dos mais importantes da economia brasileira, o setor sucroalcooleiro é pouco estudado no que se refere às transações entre os elos de produção e distribuição. Este trabalho avança nesta temática, com foco especial nos grupos de comercialização de etanol, uma iniciativa das usinas para venda conjunta de sua produção, que adquire características de redes de empresas. Desta forma, este artigo tem como objetivo mostrar os modos de organização de diferentes grupos de comercialização de etanol e os mecanismos de governança constituídos para a venda do produto. Para isso, foram realizados estudos de caso com três grupos atuantes na região Centro-Sul do Brasil, que indicaram que os grupos caracterizam uma governança em rede multifacetada e que altera as dinâmicas das transações e os fluxos de informações entre os atores. Os grupos não se restringem aos intermediários das transações entre usinas e distribuidoras; eles criam uma nova dinâmica, propiciando melhor acesso ao mercado, sinalizando preços, administrando contratos e organizando arranjos logísticos.Although being one of the most important economic industry, the Brazilian sugar and ethanol industry is scarcely studied with regard to transactions between production and distribution actors. This article deepens the study of this topic focusing on ethanol trading groups, an initiative of ethanol manufacturers for joint sale exhibiting characteristics of company networks. Therefore, this study aims to show the forms of organization of the ethanol trading groups and their governance mechanisms. Case studies were conducted with three groups operating in the Mid-south region of Brazil indicating a multi-faceted network governance, which changes the dynamics of transactions and the information flow between the actors. The trading groups play the role of transactions' intermediaries, and they also create a new dynamics providing better access to markets

  18. Investigando con personas con dificultades de aprendizaje

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    Borja González Luna

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo muestra los orígenes de lo que Walmsley (2008 denomina «investigación inclusiva». Para comprender qué se entiende por investigación inclusiva tenemos que remontarnos a los debates epistemológicos sobre las metodologías cuantitativas y cualitativas, acontecidos en la década de los 90, en torno a la revista Disability & Society. A partir de una síntesis de dichos debates, focalizados en el ámbito de la «discapacidad intelectual y del desarrollo», se exponen dos estrategias de colaboración con dicha población: a una aproximación etnográfica (de trabajo grupal, y b una aproximación biográfica (de trabajo individual. A continuación se esboza un posible diseño de trabajo de campo que intenta superar el paradigma cualitativo «clásico» con el objetivo de incluir a dicho colectivo más allá del rol de «sujetos de la investigación». Para finalizar se recoge el debate sobre la accesibilidad de los resultados de la investigación a los participantes en dichas investigaciones, y con ello la necesaria innovación en el ámbito de las «devoluciones» de los resultados, cuando se trata de incluir a personas que presentan limitaciones para la comprensión del lenguaje abstracto oral y/o escrito.

  19. Catalizadores de alúmina y estudio cinético de la deshidratación de etanol a etileno

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    Orlando Franco Hernández

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Los catalizadores de alúmina conocidos por su poder catalítico en la deshidratación del etanol, se prepararon por el método de precipitación determinando experimentalmente la optimización de los parámetros de preparación. Se describe el proceso de selección utilizando un reactor diferencial, siguiendo la técnica del diseño factorial de experimentos para escoger el que de mayor conversión y selectividad, y luego emplearlo en la determinación del comportamiento cinético de la reacción, para así establecer una expresión de la velocidad de reacción en función de la presión parcial de los reactantes y productos. Los productos se analizaron por la técnica de la cromatografía de gases, esta parte corresponde a la evaluación. EI estudio cinético se hizo a una temperatura de 325, 350 y 370 grados centígrados; los resultados indican que la expresión de la velocidad de reacción puede emplearse para diseñar un reactor catalítico a nivel de planta piloto.

  20. MÉTODO EXTENDIDO DE HILDEBRAND EN LA ESTIMACIÓN DE LA SOLUBILIDAD DE LA INDOMETACINA EN MEZCLAS ACETATO DE ETILO + ETANOL

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    Miller Ruidiaz

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    Full Text Available La indometacina (IMC es un anti-inflamatorio no esteroidal de amplio uso en la actualidad, sin embargo, sus propiedades fisicoquímicas aún no han sido estudiadas en su totalidad. En la presente investigación, se aplicó el método extendido de solubilidad de Hildebrand (MESH al estudio de la solubilidad de la IMC en mezclas binarias acetato de etilo + etanol a 298,15 K. Se obtuvo una adecuada capacidad predictiva del MESH al utilizar un modelo polinómico regular de quinto orden, relacionando el parámetro de interacciónWcon el parámetro de solubilidad de las mezclas solventes. Sin embargo, las desviaciones obtenidas en la solubilidad estimada, fueron de magnitud semejante a las obtenidas al calcular esta propiedad directamente, utilizando una regresión empírica regular del mismo orden, de la solubilidad experimental del fármaco en función del parámetro de solubilidad de las mezclas disolventes.

  1. LA BIOMASA COMO ALTERNATIVA AL PETRÓLEO PARA LA OBTENCIÓN DE PRODUCTOS QUÍMICOS: ACETONA Y ETANOL COMO MOLÉCULAS PLATAFORMA

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    Jorge Quesada

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se pretende reflejar el potencial de la biomasa como materia prima para la obtención de productos químicos de elevado valor añadido, integrando su viabilidad económica y técnica dentro del concepto de biorefinería. Considerando el gran número de trabajos existentes acerca de la obtención de biocombustibles, se hace hincapié en el aprovechamiento de los subproductos de estos procesos, abordando la transformación de dos de las moléculas plataforma de mayor proyección: el etanol y la acetona. Si bien gran parte de los procesos químicos que se exponen no son novedosos, la necesidad de sustituir el petróleo por una materia prima renovable ha impulsado de nuevo su estudio y la optimización de los parámetros que actualmente limitan su implantación en la industria, desarrollando nuevos catalizadores y estudiando la influencia de diferentes condiciones de reacción.

  2. Desambiguadores empleados para indicar la pluralidad nominal en el español no estándar de la región suroriental cubana: influencia africana y haitiana

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    Vicente Jesús Figueroa Arencibia

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visa analisar desambiguadores utilizados para aindicação de pluralidade nominal no espanhol não padrão de quatropovoados da região sudeste cubana, na qual predomina a populaçãonegra. Os resultados são comparados com outras modalidades doespanhol, sobretudo com as modalidades meridionais peninsularese as caribenhas, com diversas falas afro-hispânicas atestadas emtextos do século XIX, bem como com línguas africanas, línguascrioulas e o kreyol do Haiti. Objetiva-se demonstrar a influênciadas línguas africanas, da fala boçal e do kreyol haitiano na formaçãodo espanhol não padrão dessa região cubana.

  3. Estudio del empleo de un convertidor catalítico para las emisiones gaseosas en un motor de ignición por chispa usando etanol como combustible. // Study of the employment of a catalytic convertor for the gassy emissions in an spark ignition engine using et

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    K. C. R. Martins

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Con este trabajo de investigación se estudia el índice de emisiones gaseosas en un motor de ignición por chispa movido conetanol y se analiza el control de estas emisiones con aplicación de un convertidor catalítico platino/paladio (Pt/Pd en elsistema de descarga del motor. Fueron realizados ensayos dinamométricos de un motor de combustión interna MCI paraanalizar las emisiones y el control de estas, en condiciones operacionales, en función de la rotación y ángulo de avance deignición. El convertidor catalítico alcanzó un 75% de eficiencia cuando el ángulo de avance de ignición del motor aumentópara 16o. Se observó que en rotaciones de 2000 r.p.m el convertidor catalítico presentó mayor reducción de las emisionesde hidrocarburos no quemados HC, monóxido de carbono CO y óxidos de nitrógeno NOx. Con la aplicación de unconvertidor catalítico en un vehículo se debe estandarizar nuevas regulaciones en cuanto al ángulo de avance de igniciónpara optimizar el funcionamiento del motor.Palabras claves: Convertidor catalítico; emisiones de escape; eficiencia catalítica; etanol.____________________________________________________________________________Summary.With this investigation work the index of gassy emissions is studied in an spark ignition engine using ethanol, the control ofthese emissions is analyzed with application of a platinum/palladium (Pt/Pd catalytic convector in the engine dischargesystem. Rehearsals carried out in engines in order to analyze the emissions and the control of these, under operationalconditions, in function of the rotation and angle of ignition advance were carried out. The catalytic convector reaches 75%of efficiency when the ignition advance angle of the engine increased to 16o. It was observed that in rotations of 2000r.p.m the catalytic convector presented bigger reduction of the emissions of non-burnt hydrocarbons HC, monoxide ofcarbon CO and nitrogen oxides NOx. With the application of a

  4. Influência da variável concentração de etanol ingerido na perda óssea alveolar em modelo de periodontite em ratos = Influence of variable concentration of ethanol intake on alveolar bone loos in rats periodontitis model

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    Souza, Daniela Martins de

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: O propósito deste estudo foi avaliar morfometricamente o efeito de variáveis concentrações de etanol consumido, na perda óssea alveolar associada a periodontite induzida por ligadura em ratos. Metodologia: Trinta e seis ratos machos (wistar, 120 dias foram randomicamente divididos em quatro grupos de nove animais. Os ratos receberam diariamente ração e água livremente (controle, 10% de álcool na dieta (10% etanol, 20% de álcool na dieta (20% etanol ou 30% de álcool na dieta (30% etanol. Após anestesia, ligaduras de algodão foram colocadas entorno da cervical do segundo molar superior direito, mantendo o dente contra lateral sem ligadura. Após 8 semanas, os ratos foram sacrificados e o osso maxilar foi removido e a perda óssea alveolar foi analisada pela mensuração da distancia entre a junção cemento-esmalte e a crista óssea alveolar na face vestibular do segundo molar superior direito. Resultados: Os grupos sem ligadura não apresentaram diferença estatística entre eles (p>0,05. Nos grupos com ligadura, os ratos que receberam 10%, 20% e 30% de etanol apresentaram perda óssea significativamente maior que os ratos controle. Conclusão: Estes resultados demonstram que variáveis concentrações de etanol podem aumentar a perda óssea alveolar em ratos machos, independente da dose usada, associado a periodontite induzida por ligadura em ratos

  5. Financiarización, cadenas globales de valor e inversión extranjera en la producción de etanol en Brasil a partir de la liberalización de la agroindustria: una interpretación marxista del período de 1990 a 2010

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    Santana Borges, Rodrigo Emmanuel

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    La temática abordada en esta tesis es la participación del capital extranjero en la producción de etanol (alcohol carburante) en Brasil. El recorte temporal elegido parte del inicio de la implementación abierta del recetario neoliberal en el país, para terminar en el 2010, momento en que los impactos más profundos de la crisis global empezaron a sentirse en el gigante sudamericano. El etanol de caña de azúcar se encuentra en el cruce de varias dimensiones críticas para las formaciones sociale...

  6. Soledad con espectador

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    Este proyecto se plantea como una investigación de las posibilidades del dibujo como una herramienta para relatar una historia propia que se empapa de realidad y de ficción con el deseo de confundir al espectador y suscitarle preguntas. Para ello me he servido de mi propia imagen como personaje central. Éste se presenta duplicado, multiplicado, repetido e interactúa consigo mismo en un espacio imaginario con intención de simular aquello que se revela en el interior de la psique. Mi trabajo se...

  7. Giochiamo con i robot

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    Andrea Bonarini

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    Full Text Available "Giochiamo con i robot" e' un laboratorio interattivo per grandi e piccini realizzato per l'edizione 2007 del Festival della Scienza di Genova. Lungo un percorso che va dalla telerobotica alla robotica evolutiva, il laboratorio sviluppa il tema di dare intelligenza ai robot. Questo percorso, le cui tappe sono le varie installazioni, si conclude nella "bottega" dove e' possibile costruire e programmare i propri robot o smontare e modificare quelli esposti durante il percorso didattico. I visitatori sono coinvolti in attivita' ludiche grazie alle quali possonoentrare in contatto con alcune delle idee potenti della robotica,

  8. en pacientes con obesidad

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    Alcia María Alvarado Sánchez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la eficacia de una intervención psicológica en pacientes con obesidad. Se utilizó un diseño cuasiexperimental con un grupo de estudio y un grupo control. Después de la intervención, se encontró una diferencia significativa en la reducción de peso entre los grupos. Asimismo, hubo un incremento significativo en la autoestima del grupo estudiado.

  9. Funcionando con la computadora

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    Álvarez, Eduardo; Astiz, Mercedes; Medina, Perla; Montero, Y.; Oliver, María; Rocerau, M. Cristina; VALDEZ, Guillermo; Vecino, María; Vilanova, Silvia

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    En este trabajo se presenta la descripción y resultados de la segunda etapa de una experiencia planteada con el objetivo de indagar la manera en que los alumnos determinan e interpretan funciones que explican situaciones problemáticas valiéndose de una nueva forma de trabajo en el aula: la utilización de la computadora como herramienta y un programa asistente matemático. La primera etapa consistió en el desarrollo de un taller optativo con alumnos de entre 14 y 15 años de edad del Colegio Dr....

  10. Coordenação e coesão em grupos de comercialização de etanol da região Centro-Sul do Brasil

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    Dalton Siqueira Pitta Marques

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Um dos principais reflexos do período pós-desregulamentação do setor sucroalcooleiro foi a criação de grupos de comercialização de etanol, uma estratégia das usinas para se defender do poder de barganha das distribuidoras de combustíveis que impuseram à época condições de preço bastante desfavoráveis ao segmento de produção de etanol. A dificuldade de coordenação, porém, sempre foi característica do setor sucroalcooleiro, o que levanta dúvidas sobre o sucesso dos grupos em coordenar as vendas e manter a coesão. Partindo-se desse ponto, este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar a coordenação e a coesão de grupos de comercialização de etanol atuantes na região Centro-Sul do Brasil. Para isso, conduziu-se um estudo de casos múltiplos, sendo analisados três dos quatro grupos de comercialização atuantes na região Centro-Sul. Ao final, concluiu-se que, embora problemas de coordenação existam, os grupos, cada qual com suas características, dando maior ou menor importância para questões econômico/contratuais e relacionais, são bem-sucedidos e permitem melhora no poder de barganha junto às distribuidoras de combustível.

  11. Diseño de un método de análisis espectrofluorométrico, para la determinación de etanol en aire

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    Rosa Alfaro Solís

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Se diseñó un método simple y rápido para la determinación de etanol en aire, se utilizó una espiral de vidrio refrigerada para el muestreo y un sistema de inyección por flujo, acoplado a una columna que contiene alcohol oxidasa, inmovilizada sobre perlas de vidrio y un sistema de detección por fluorescencia para el análisis. Se evaluaron y se fijaron la longitud de onda de excitación (310 nm y la de emisión (410 nm, el flujo de la fase móvil (1,05 mL min-1, la longitud del reactor (1,00 m, la longitud (7,00 cm y el diámetro de la columna de vidrio que contenía la alcohol oxidasa (3,0 mm y la concentración de la disolución de hidróxido de sodio (0,15 M. El método de análisis fue lineal de 1,00 μmol L-1 a 5,00 μmol L-1 de etanol. Se obtuvo un coeficiente de correlación de 0,995, una repetibilidad de 0,8 %, un límite de detección y de cuantificación de 0,350 μmol L-1 y 0,670 μmol L-1, respectivamente. La metodología se evaluó en campo. Las concentraciones de etanol en aire oscilaron entre 0,356 ± 0,001 mg/m3 y 1 200 ± 2 mg/m3. Estas concentraciones no superaron el límite máximo permitido de 1884 mg/m3 por la OSHA.

  12. Efecto del consumo intensivo y repetido de etanol sobre la integridad de la barrera hematoencefálica. Implicación de los receptores toll-like 4 (TLR4)

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    Porcu, Francesca

    2014-01-01

    La presente Tesis Doctoral consiste en el estudio de los efectos producidos por el consumo intensivo y repetido de etanol sobre la barrera hematoencefálica (BHE) en ratones adultos jóvenes y la implicación del receptor Toll-like 4 (TLR4). La BHE puede definirse como una propiedad funcional de los vasos sanguíneos que limita de manera selectiva el intercambio de iones y moléculas orgánicas entre el plasma sanguíneo y el líquido intersticial cerebral regulando de esta manera la concentración de...

  13. A defesa do etanol : as estratégias da União da Indústria de Cana-de-Açúcar (UNICA) frente a US Environmental Protection Agengy (EPA), de 2002 a 2010

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    Sylvio Henrique Neto

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    Resumo: Esta pesquisa buscará compreender como a UNICA (União da Indústria de Cana-de-açúcar do Estado de São Paulo) organiza-se para atuar na defesa dos interesses dos seus associados do setor sucroalcooleiro brasileiro, principalmente no tocante à construção de arranjos cooperativos internacionais facilitadores da liberalização do comércio de etanol, visando transformá-lo em uma commodity energética global. Para tanto, mapearemos suas estratégias de duplo-lobby, as quais consistem na manipu...

  14. Observador No Lineal para la Estimación de Concentraciones en un Proceso de Destilación Metanol/Etanol A Nonlinear Observer for Estimating Concentrations in a Methanol/Ethanol Distillation Process

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    Carlos M Astorga; Enrique Quintero-Mármol; Luis G Vela; Lizeth Torres

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    En este artículo se presenta el diseño de un observador no lineal de ganancia constante para la estimación de las composiciones en los platos de una columna de destilación a partir de las mediciones de las temperaturas en el hervidor y en el condensador. El observador se basa en un modelo no lineal de un proceso de destilación binaria metanol/etanol. Tanto el modelo, como el observador, son validados experimentalmente en una columna de destilación de laboratorio. La característica principal d...

  15. Papel de los grupos sulfhidrilos, las prostaglandinas y el óxido nítrico endógeno, en la gastroprotección del lanosterol sobre las lesiones gástricas inducidas por etanol en rata

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    Jesús Arrieta; Benito Reyes-Trejo; Adelfo Reyes-Ramírez; María Elena Sánchez-Mendoza

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    En el presente trabajo se evaluó la actividad gastroprotectora del lanosterol sobre las lesiones gástricas inducidas por etanol en ratas. El lanosterol a las dosis de 3, 10, 30 y 100 mg/kg presentó un 26, 33, 51 y 59 % de gastroprotección, respectivamente. La gastroprotección fue atenuada por N-etilmaleimida (10 mg/kg, s.c.) lo que sugiere una participación de los grupos sulfhidrilos. Sin embargo, el efecto gastroprotector no fue afectado por el éster metílico de la NG-nitro L-arginina (70 mg...

  16. Produção de etanol de segunda geração por Scheffersomyces stipitis a partir de pentoses em processo extrativo à vácuo

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    Daniele Farias

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    Resumo: A produção biotecnológica de etanol de segunda geração (2G) mediante o cultivo de Scheffersomyces stipitis a partir de pentoses de hidrolisados hemicelulósicos de resíduos agroindustriais é de grande interesse econômico. Isso porque esse processo pode agregar valor a estes resíduos, possibilitando substituir os combustíveis fósseis, além de promover um aproveitamento mais completo dos materiais. Somando-se a isso, a utilização de meios fermentativos com alta concentração de substrato ...

  17. REGULACION DE RECEPTORES DE GLICINA POR SISTEMAS DE TRANSDUCCION DE SEÑALES ACOPLADOS A PROTEINAS G. PAPEL DE LAS PROTEINAS G EN LA POTENCIACION DEL RECEPTOR DE GLICINA POR ETANOL

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    YEVENES CRISOSTOMO, GONZALO ENRIQUE

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    El receptor de glicina es un miembro de la superfamilia de canales iónicos activados por ligando y posee un rol importante en la regulación de la excitabilidad neuronal en la medula espinal y bulbo raquídeo de mamíferos. La función del R-Gii puede ser modulada por ligandos exógenos de diferentes naturalezas químicas, como por ejemplo, el alcaloide estricnina, iones zinc, anestésicos generales y etanol. Por otra parte, la actividad del receptor también puede ser regulada intracelularmente, a t...

  18. fertilizada con diferentes abonos

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    Jorge Alberto Elizondo-Salazar

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Producción y calidad de la biomasa de morera (Morus alba fertilizada con diferentes abonos. Se llevó a cabo un experimento en la Estación Experimental “Alfredo Volio Mata” de la Universidad de Costa Rica con el fi n de evaluar la aplicación de 150 kg de N/ha/año proveniente de dos abonos orgánicos: lombriabono y compostaje; y de un fertilizante químico, sobre la producción y calidad de la biomasa de morera. El periodo experimental comprendió un ciclo de 12 meses, iniciando en julio del 2003 y fi nalizando en julio del 2004. Se utilizó una plantación de morera de 12 años de establecida con una densidad de siembra de 27.777 plantas/ ha. Se empleó un diseño de bloques completos al azar con cuatro tratamientos: dos abonos orgánicos, nitrato de amonio (33,5% N y un control. Las plantas se podaron a 0,6 m sobre el nivel del suelo al inicio del ensayo. Durante el periodo experimental, las plantas fueron podadas consecutivamente cada 90 días. Las hojas y los tallos fueron separados y analizados para determinar el contenido de materia seca y proteína cruda. La producción de materia seca fue 23% superior y el contenido de proteína cruda fue signifi cativamente mayor con el nitrógeno químico, mientras que el contenido de materia seca fue menor. No se encontraron diferencias signifi cativas entre el tratamiento control y los tratamientos orgánicos.

  19. Características das transações do etanol carburante entre distribuidoras e revendedores Characteristics of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol fuel transactions between distributors and retail stations

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    Maíra Bacha Lopes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O advento dos carros bicombustíveis no Brasil e a necessidade de uma fonte de energia alternativa ao petróleo acarretaram uma nova configuração no processo de distribuição do etanol. Essas mudanças trouxeram oportunidades para as empresas sucroalcooleiras do país e abriram diferentes horizontes para o desenvolvimento de canais de distribuição desse combustível nos âmbitos nacional e internacional. O presente trabalho tem o objetivo de mostrar como ocorrem as transações na relação entre as distribuidoras e os postos revendedores que compõem os canais de distribuição de etanol carburante. Na revisão de literatura, optou-se pelos conhecimentos da economia dos custos de transação, de modo a sustentar as variáveis utilizadas na análise (especificidades do negócio, frequências e riscos das transações. Na parte empírica, foram elaborados estudos de casos múltiplos, a partir de entrevistas pessoais realizadas em nove empresas (distribuidoras e postos revendedores do Estado de São Paulo. Os resultados mostram que as especificidades mais importantes do negócio de uma distribuidora de combustíveis estão ligadas às especificidades físicas, de local e de marca. As principais especificidades relacionadas aos postos revendedores são iguais às identificadas nas distribuidoras, apresentando diferenças somente nas especificidades locacionais e físicas. Na relação entre esses agentes, destacam-se as formas de governança de mercado spot e contratual.The development of flexible-fuel vehicles in Brazil and the need for an alternative energy source to oil (Petroleum has lead to a reconfiguration of the ethanol distribution process. These changes have brought new opportunities to the Brazilian sugarcane ethanol fuel industry and new directions to the development of ethanol marketing channels in the national and international levels. The present study aims to show how transactions between ethanol distributors and retail

  20. Principales daños sanitarios y sociales relacionados con el consumo de alcohol

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    Ana Sarasa-Renedo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El alcohol afecta al cerebro y a la mayoría de los órganos y sistemas y se relaciona con numerosos problemas sanitarios, incluyendo enfermedades mentales, neurológicas, digestivas, cardiovasculares, endocrinas y metabólicas, perinatales, cáncer, infecciones y lesiones intencionadas y no intencionadas. Los mecanismos fisiopatológicos aún no se comprenden bien, aunque se ha postulado toxicidad directa del etanol y de sus metabolitos, déficits nutricionales y absorción de endotoxinas microbianas intestinales, todo modulado por los patrones de consumo y factores genéticos y ambientales. A nivel individual no puede predecirse con precisión quién tendrá o no problemas. A nivel poblacional para muchos problemas, como varios tipos de cánceres, hepatopatías, lesiones y probablemente conductas de riesgo, como relaciones sexuales sin protección, se suele observar una relación dosis respuesta lineal o exponencial. Para otros, como mortalidad general en mayores de 45 años, enfermedades isquémicas o diabetes mellitus la relación es en forma de J. Su impacto sobre la carga global de enfermedad es enorme, incluso después de descontar los efectos beneficiosos sobre la enfermedad cardiovascular, con diferencias importantes según país, edad, género, posición socioeconómica y otros factores. Buena parte de los daños se relacionan con su capacidad para producir dependencia y con la intoxicación aguda. A menudo genera también consecuencias negativas para otras personas (violencia, incumplimiento de responsabilidades familiares o laborales, molestias que no suelen considerarse al evaluar la carga de enfermedad. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir los principales daños sociales y sanitarios relacionados con el consumo de alcohol y los mecanismos que los generan a partir de fuentes secundarias.

  1. sistema Web con JSP

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    César Viloria Núñez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el desarrollo de un sistema de información que permite la adquisición y la administración de información relacionada con los signos vitales como la presión arterial, la frecuencia cardiaca y respiratoria, y la saturación de oxígeno en la sangre de un paciente. La implementación del sistema se basa en una solución Web, permitiendo así que médicos especialistas puedan monitorear a sus pacientes desde cualquier punto conectado a la red en tiempo real y, al mismo tiempo, dar indicaciones críticas al personal médico que se encuentra en el lugar con el paciente.

  2. Transporte forestal con cables

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    2012-01-01

    La explotación forestal es un problema fundamentalmente de transporte. El apeo y la preparación de las trozas, aunque a veces presentan algunas dificultades, son operaciones fáciles de resolver comparadas con la operación de transporte la cual absorbe del 60% al 70% o más del costo total del aprovechamiento del bosque. El 30% o 40% restante es absorbido por las faenas previas de apeo y troceo.

  3. Encuentros con Elena Poniatowska

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    Uzquiza González, José Ignacio

    2008-01-01

    El autor analiza, desde su encuentro con Elena Poniatowska, la vertiente de la literatura testimonial como literatura de mujeres. Un análisis interior de la relación entre realidad y ficción, entre Elena, Jesusa o Tinísima. The author analyzes testimonial literature from the perspective of female literature through his meeting with Elena Poniatowska. An analysis of reality vs. Fiction in Elena, Jesusa and Tinisima.

  4. pacientes con falla cardiaca

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    Diana Marcela Achury Saldaña

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar la adherencia al tratamiento de pacientes con falla cardiaca hospitalizados, al aplicar un plan educativo quefomenta el autocuidado.Método: estudio cuasiexperimental (entrevistas enfermera-paciente realizado entre diciembre de 2004 y mayo de 2006, con unamuestra de 50 pacientes seleccionados por conveniencia. Se diseñó un instrumento para evaluar los comportamientos de los pacientes,con base en algunos resultados de la adherencia y sus respectivos indicadores de la taxonomía NOC (Nursing out comes classification. Laadherencia al tratamiento fue medida en dos momentos: el primero durante la hospitalización, seguido de la aplicación del plan educativoantes del alta, que proporcionaba información en el manejo de su enfermedad desde una dimensión física, psicológica y social quepromueve el autocuidado; y el segundo un mes después del alta en su domicilio.Resultados: diferencias estadísticamente significativas (P=0,0001 que demuestran cómo mediante la capacitación al paciente enel manejo de su tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico, el establecimiento de una sana relación entre el profesional de enfermeríay el paciente, y la participación de la familia, se logra una total adherencia al tratamiento.Conclusiones: para lograr una adherencia total del paciente con falla cardiaca al tratamiento es necesario un proceso educativo y unseguimiento continuo y personalizado que motive permanentemente al paciente y se le reconozca el papel protagónico en su cuidado y manejo de la enfermedad.

  5. Lectura con adolescentes

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    Silvia Méndez Anchía

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Con base en la premisa de que la lectura de textos literarios tiene una función formadora y que esta se acentúa en la adolescencia, me propongo demostrar que el cuento “Rapunzel” puede utilizarse como estrategia para explorar algunas situaciones que los sujetos adolescentes perciben como particulares en relación con su vida, pero que se inscriben dentro de grandes problemáticas estudiadas por varias disciplinas. Para ello, he identificado, desde dos marcos de referencia (sociológico y psicoanalítico, diversas problemáticas y discursos que se desprenden de la lectura del cuento realizada por dos mujeres adolescentes, quienes respondieron una guía de lectura y participaron en una entrevista a profundidad. Concluyo que la lectura y comentario del cuento hacen posible que una serie de experiencias que los sujetos adolescentes viven como únicas (como el embarazo de una amiga, las críticas de las personas adultas y las exigencias de padres y madres, ingresen en el circuito de los conocimientos generales al relacionarlas con los discursos y problemáticas en que se inscriben (por ejemplo, el discurso de la “crisis” de la adolescencia, el enfoque de derechos humanos, el mundo fantasmático materno. Por ello, recomiendo la lectura y comentario de textos literarios como estrategia didáctica para contribuir a la elaboración de la subjetividad de personas adolescentes.

  6. African histoplasmosis: report of the first case in Brazil and treatment with itraconazole Histoplasmose africana: relato do primeiro caso no Brasil e tratado pelo itraconazol

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    Leonardo Abrucio Neto

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    Full Text Available We report the first case of African histoplasmosis diagnosed in Brazil. The patient was an immigrant from Angola who had come to Brazil six months after the appearance of the skin lesion. The skin of the right retroauricular area was the only site of involvement. The diagnosis was established by direct mycologic examination, culture and by histopathologic examination of the lesion. The patient was successfully treated with Itraconazole 100mg a day for 52 days. No recurrent skin lesions were observed during the ten month follow-up period.Relata-se o primeiro caso de histoplasmose africana diagnosticado em nosso meio, em indivíduo angolano que imigrou para o Brasil seis meses após o início das lesões. Quadro clínico de forma localizada exclusivamente na pele na região retro auricular direita. O diagnóstico foi estabelecido através do exame micológico direto, cultura e exame anátomo-patológico. Houve sucesso terapêutico com a administração de itraconazol, na dose de 100mg/dia durante 52 dias. Não houve recidiva do quadro cutâneo no seguimento clínico do doente após 10 meses de interrupção do tratamento.

  7. 伏康树中生物碱化学成分研究%Study on the Alkaloids Constituents from Voacanga africana

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    梅玲; 邓赟; 李甫; 郭大乐; 陆崇玉

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    Objective:To study the alkaloids of Voacanga africana. Methods: The alkaloids were isolated by normal phase silica gel and Sephadex LH-20 column chromatography. Their structures were elucidated by analysis of spectroscopic data Results: Eight alkaloids were isolated and their structures were elucidated as voacangine(l) ,voacangine hydroxyindolenine(2) ,19R-epi-voacristine(3), epi-ibogaine(4) ,vobasine(S) ,19-epi-heyneanine(6) ,vobtusine(7) and voacamine(8). Conclusion:Compounds 2 -4 and 6 are isolated from this plant for the first time.%目的:研究伏康树中生物碱部分的化学成分.方法:采用正相硅胶、Sephadex LH-20等色谱方法进行分离纯化,并运用波谱分析的方法鉴定化合物结构.结果:分离并鉴定了8个生物碱类化合物,分别为:voacangine (1)、voacangine hydroxyindolenine(2)、19R-epi-voacristine(3)、epi-ibogaine(4)、vobasine(5)、19-epi-heyneanine(6)、vobtusine(7)和voacamine (8).结论:其中,化合物2~4、6均为首次从该植物中分离得到.

  8. Assessment of Body Condition in African (Loxodonta africana and Asian (Elephas maximus Elephants in North American Zoos and Management Practices Associated with High Body Condition Scores.

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    Kari A Morfeld

    Full Text Available Obesity has a negative effect on health and welfare of many species, and has been speculated to be a problem for zoo elephants. To address this concern, we assessed the body condition of 240 elephants housed in North American zoos based on a set of standardized photographs using a 5-point Body Condition Score index (1 = thinnest; 5 = fattest. A multi-variable regression analysis was then used to determine how demographic, management, housing, and social factors were associated with an elevated body condition score in 132 African (Loxodonta africana and 108 Asian (Elephas maximus elephants. The highest BCS of 5, suggestive of obesity, was observed in 34% of zoo elephants. In both species, the majority of elephants had elevated BCS, with 74% in the BCS 4 (40% and 5 (34% categories. Only 22% of elephants had BCS 3, and less than 5% of the population was assigned the lowest BCS categories (BCS 1 and 2. The strongest multi-variable model demonstrated that staff-directed walking exercise of 14 hours or more per week and highly unpredictable feeding schedules were associated with decreased risk of BCS 4 or 5, while increased diversity in feeding methods and being female was associated with increased risk of BCS 4 or 5. Our data suggest that high body condition is prevalent among North American zoo elephants, and management strategies that help prevent and mitigate obesity may lead to improvements in welfare of zoo elephants.

  9. O dom e a iniciação revisitados: o dado e o feito em religiões de matriz africana no brasil

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    Marcio Goldman

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Partindo da conhecida oposição entre o que derivaria do "dom" e o que derivaria da "iniciação" nas religiões de matriz africana no Brasil, este trabalho visa, em um primeiro movimento, demonstrar etnograficamente que esse dualismo oculta um triadismo. O desdobramento da análise etnográfica levará, contudo e em seguida, à substituição desse triadismo por um modelo simultaneamente unitário e múltiplo. Neste, a "participação", em seus múltiplos sentidos, deverá ter um lugar ao lado do "dom" e da "iniciação", e as três categorias deverão ser entendidas como atualizações de um princípio subjacente único.Beginning with the known opposition between that which derives from the "gift" and that which derives from "initiation" in African-oriented religions in Brazil, this work aims to ethnographically demonstrate that said dualism actually conceals a triadism. The unfolding of ethnographic analysis in the article will, however, lead us to replace this triadism with a model that is simultaneously unified and multiple. In this, "participation" (in its multiple meanings should have a place next to the "gift" and "initiation" and the three categories should be construed as updates of a single under-lying principle.

  10. Housing and Demographic Risk Factors Impacting Foot and Musculoskeletal Health in African Elephants [Loxodonta africana] and Asian Elephants [Elephas maximus] in North American Zoos.

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    Michele A Miller

    Full Text Available For more than three decades, foot and musculoskeletal conditions have been documented among both Asian [Elephas maximus] and African [Loxodonta africana] elephants in zoos. Although environmental factors have been hypothesized to play a contributing role in the development of foot and musculoskeletal pathology, there is a paucity of evidence-based research assessing risk. We investigated the associations between foot and musculoskeletal health conditions with demographic characteristics, space, flooring, exercise, enrichment, and body condition for elephants housed in North American zoos during 2012. Clinical examinations and medical records were used to assess health indicators and provide scores to quantitate conditions. Using multivariable regression models, associations were found between foot health and age [P value = 0.076; Odds Ratio = 1.018], time spent on hard substrates [P value = 0.022; Odds Ratio = 1.014], space experienced during the night [P value = 0.041; Odds Ratio = 1.008], and percent of time spent in indoor/outdoor exhibits during the day [P value < 0.001; Odds Ratio = 1.003]. Similarly, the main risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders included time on hard substrate [P value = 0.002; Odds Ratio = 1.050] and space experienced in indoor/outdoor exhibits [P value = 0.039; Odds Ratio = 1.037]. These results suggest that facility and management changes that decrease time spent on hard substrates will improve elephant welfare through better foot and musculoskeletal health.

  11. Assessment of Body Condition in African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian (Elephas maximus) Elephants in North American Zoos and Management Practices Associated with High Body Condition Scores.

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    Morfeld, Kari A; Meehan, Cheryl L; Hogan, Jennifer N; Brown, Janine L

    2016-01-01

    Obesity has a negative effect on health and welfare of many species, and has been speculated to be a problem for zoo elephants. To address this concern, we assessed the body condition of 240 elephants housed in North American zoos based on a set of standardized photographs using a 5-point Body Condition Score index (1 = thinnest; 5 = fattest). A multi-variable regression analysis was then used to determine how demographic, management, housing, and social factors were associated with an elevated body condition score in 132 African (Loxodonta africana) and 108 Asian (Elephas maximus) elephants. The highest BCS of 5, suggestive of obesity, was observed in 34% of zoo elephants. In both species, the majority of elephants had elevated BCS, with 74% in the BCS 4 (40%) and 5 (34%) categories. Only 22% of elephants had BCS 3, and less than 5% of the population was assigned the lowest BCS categories (BCS 1 and 2). The strongest multi-variable model demonstrated that staff-directed walking exercise of 14 hours or more per week and highly unpredictable feeding schedules were associated with decreased risk of BCS 4 or 5, while increased diversity in feeding methods and being female was associated with increased risk of BCS 4 or 5. Our data suggest that high body condition is prevalent among North American zoo elephants, and management strategies that help prevent and mitigate obesity may lead to improvements in welfare of zoo elephants.

  12. Housing and Demographic Risk Factors Impacting Foot and Musculoskeletal Health in African Elephants [Loxodonta africana] and Asian Elephants [Elephas maximus] in North American Zoos.

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    Miller, Michele A; Hogan, Jennifer N; Meehan, Cheryl L

    2016-01-01

    For more than three decades, foot and musculoskeletal conditions have been documented among both Asian [Elephas maximus] and African [Loxodonta africana] elephants in zoos. Although environmental factors have been hypothesized to play a contributing role in the development of foot and musculoskeletal pathology, there is a paucity of evidence-based research assessing risk. We investigated the associations between foot and musculoskeletal health conditions with demographic characteristics, space, flooring, exercise, enrichment, and body condition for elephants housed in North American zoos during 2012. Clinical examinations and medical records were used to assess health indicators and provide scores to quantitate conditions. Using multivariable regression models, associations were found between foot health and age [P value = 0.076; Odds Ratio = 1.018], time spent on hard substrates [P value = 0.022; Odds Ratio = 1.014], space experienced during the night [P value = 0.041; Odds Ratio = 1.008], and percent of time spent in indoor/outdoor exhibits during the day [P value < 0.001; Odds Ratio = 1.003]. Similarly, the main risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders included time on hard substrate [P value = 0.002; Odds Ratio = 1.050] and space experienced in indoor/outdoor exhibits [P value = 0.039; Odds Ratio = 1.037]. These results suggest that facility and management changes that decrease time spent on hard substrates will improve elephant welfare through better foot and musculoskeletal health.

  13. The sexually active states of free-ranging male African elephants (Loxodonta africana): defining musth and non-musth using endocrinology, physical signals, and behavior.

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    Ganswindt, André; Rasmussen, Henrik B; Heistermann, Michael; Hodges, J Keith

    2005-01-01

    Musth in male African elephants, Loxodonta africana, is associated with increased aggressive behavior, continuous discharge of urine, copious secretions from the swollen temporal glands, and elevated androgen levels. During musth, bulls actively seek out and are preferred by estrous females although sexual activity is not restricted to the musth condition. The present study combines recently established methods of fecal hormone analysis with long-term observations on male-female associations as well as the presence and intensity of physical signals to provide a more detailed picture about the physical, physiological, and behavioral characteristics of different states of sexual activity in free-ranging African elephants. Based on quantitative shifts in individual bull association patterns, the presence of different physical signals, and significant differences in androgen levels, a total of three potential sub-categories for sexually active bulls could be established. The results demonstrate that elevations in androgen levels are only observed in sexually active animals showing temporal gland secretion and/or urine dribbling, but are not related to the age of the individual. Further, none of the sexually active states showed elevated glucocorticoid output indicating that musth does not represent an HPA-mediated stress condition. On the basis of these results, we suggest that the term "musth" should be exclusively used for the competitive state in sexually active male elephants and that the presence of urine dribbling should be the physical signal used for defining this state.

  14. Estudio comparativo de la generación de CO2 en fermentaciones con células libres e inmovilizadas de zymomonas mobilis

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    Luis Alfonso Caicedo M.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La bacteria Zymomonas mobilis es estudiada actualmente como agente de la fermentación alcohólica gracias a las ventajas que presenta en relación con las levaduras, tales como, su alto factor de conversión sustrato a producto y la bala producción de células, entre otras. La inmovilización de microorganismos es una técnica que permite altas productividades y menores tiempos de fermentación. EI presente trabajo hace un estudio comparativo de la generación de C02, como medida indirecta de la formación de etanol en la fermentación alcohólica, cuando se emplean células libres e inmovilizadas en alginato de calcio y en procesos por lotes. Los resultados muestran que en las fermentaciones con células libres y en la primera fermentación con células inmovilizadas la fase lag puede llegar a 24 horas, pero la reutilización de las células inmovilizadas disminuye la duración de la fase lag llegando a valores de cero. Un periodo largo de almacenamiento, a balas temperaturas, puede llevar a una inactivación de las células aumentando ligeramente el tiempo de adaptación.

  15. Cementos con cenizas volantes

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    Ossa M., Mauricio

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    additions of 20 and 30% .

    Casi la generalidad de los estudios realizados sobre cementos con adición de cenizas volantes se refieren a sus características y comportamiento en pastas, morteros y hormigones, siempre en relación con aquéllos del cemento portland. Esta vez, se desarrolló un trabajo experimental orientado a relacionar entre sí los cementos con adiciones de cenizas volantes y de puzolana natural. Para ello se fabricaron a escala de laboratorio cementos de ambos tipos, empleando como materias primas comunes clinker y yeso y, como variables, diferentes porcentajes de las dos adiciones, que cumplieron previamente los requisitos normalizados en cuanto a sus actividades puzolánicas. La calidad de los cementos fabricados resultó adecuada y concordante con la del cemento portland-puzolánico obtenido a escala industrial con los mismos clinker, yeso y puzolana natural de este estudio. Posteriormente, se determinaron las características de los cementos experimentales y se confeccionaron morteros normales para la realización de ensayos físicos y mecánicos. Los resultados de ensayos indicaron que los cementos con adición de cenizas volantes (CCV requieren menos agua para consistencia normal, presentan tiempos de fraguado mayores y expansiones en autoclave menores que los cementos con adición de puzolana (CP. Los calores de hidratación a 7 y 28 días de edad fueron aproximadamente similares para ambos tipos de cemento. En morteros normales, los cementos CCV mostraron menor retracción de secado, mayor retentividad y mayor fluidez (para igual cantidad de agua que los cementos CP. En los ensayos de exudación se observó que ésta depende más de la finura que el tipo de adición. Finalmente, los ensayos mecánicos señalaron que las resistencias a compresión y flexotracción de los morteros con cementos CCV son menores a edades inferiores que 14 días (del orden de 5 a 10% a un día de edad, pero que a partir de entonces pasan a ser mayores que las de

  16. Cytologic alterations in the oral mucosa after chronic exposure to ethanol Alterações citológicas na mucosa bucal após exposição crônica ao etanol

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    Sílvia Regina de Almeida Reis

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    Full Text Available The effects of ethanol alone on the oral mucosa are still poorly understood, especially because there are few non-smoking chronic consumers of alcoholic beverages. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of micronucleus, abnormal nucleus/cytoplasm ratio, pyknosis, karyorrhexis and karyolysis in exfoliated cells from the buccal mucosa and from the lateral border of the tongue in 36 non-smoker alcoholics (ethanol group and 18 non-smokers and non-drinkers (control group. The Papanicolaou method was used. Since alcoholics generally have hepatobiliary involvement, the association between serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT and some of the analyzed oral mucosa alterations was also investigated. The ethanol group showed a significant increase in the frequency of all alterations analyzed in the tongue cells when compared with the control group (p 0.05; Mann-Whitney. In the ethanol group, the correlation between serum GGT and the frequency of micronucleus and abnormal nucleus/cytoplasm ratio in oral mucosa cells was not significant (p > 0.05; Spearman. In conclusion, chronic exposure to ethanol may be associated with carcinogenic cytologic changes in the oral mucosa, even in the absence of tobacco smoking. These alterations were not correlated with hepatobiliary injury.Os efeitos do etanol isoladamente sobre a mucosa bucal permanecem pouco esclarecidos, sobretudo devido ao baixo número de não-fumantes consumidores crônicos de bebidas alcoólicas. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar as freqüências de micronúcleo, relação núcleo/citoplasma anormal, picnose, cariorrexe e cariólise em células esfoliadas da mucosa jugal e do bordo lateral da língua de 36 alcoólatras não-fumantes (grupo etanol e 18 abstêmios de álcool e fumo (grupo controle. O método de Papanicolaou foi utilizado. Uma vez que indivíduos alcoólatras geralmente apresentam comprometimento hepatobiliar, a associação entre gama-glutamil transpeptidase (GGT s

  17. Influência da composição do meio para a produção de etanol, por Zymomonas mobilis = Influence of medium composition in the production of ethanol by Zymomonas mobilis

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    Fernanda Maria Pagane Guereschi Ernandes

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A bactéria Zymomonas mobilis tem despertado interesse pelo seu potencial na produção de etanol, produzindo cerca de 1,9 mol de etanol por mol de glicose, com velocidade três a quatro vezes maior que Saccharomyces cereviseae. A influência do pH, da temperatura, assim como a composição do meio de fermentação, são parâmetros que podem direcionar o metabolismo para a produção de etanol. O trabalho teve, como objetivo, avaliar a produção de etanol pela bactéria Zymomonas mobilis CCT 4494, por meio da variação do pH, da temperatura e das concentrações de KCl, K2SO4, MgSO4, CaCl2 e sacarose, seguindo planejamento fatorial do tipo 27-2, de acordo com o modelo proposto por Box et al. (1978. Foi utilizado, como única fonte de carbono, o caldo de cana-de-açúcar, por ser barato e defácil acesso na região de São José do Rio Preto, Estado de São Paulo. De acordo com o planejamento experimental, a bactéria Zymomonas mobilis CCT 4494 se adaptou no meio de fermentação que continha altas concentrações de sacarose, bem como suportou a variação do pH e da temperatura de fermentação. A maior produção de etanol foi de 8,89 mg mL-1 e, de todas as variáveis testadas, apenas K2SO4 afetou significativamente (p The production of ethanol using Zymomonas mobilis had been reportedto be three to four times larger than with Saccharomyces cereviseae. The influence of pH, temperature and composition of the means of fermentation are parameters that can direct the metabolism for the production of ethanol. The objective of this study was to evaluatethe production of ethanol by Zymomonas mobilis CCT 4494, by variations of the initial pH, temperature and concentrations KCl, K2SO4, MgSO4, CaCl2 and sucrose, by a factorial experimental design of type 27-2, according to the model proposed by Box et al. (1978. For this, the broth of sugar cane was used as sole carbon source, because it is cheap and easily accessible in the region of São José do

  18. con problemas de aprendizaje

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    Claudia Jaquelina González Trujillo

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    Full Text Available Un grupo de niños con diversos problemas de aprendizaje fue atendido bajo un programa de intervención de integración y adaptación social. Mejoras importantes se obtienen en competencias académicas bajo el presente programa de intervención y delimitan áreas de oportunidad para la mejora en aspectos cognitivos como el del proceso de atención e integración social. Las implicaciones de los resultados se discuten bajo un programa de apoyo psicopedagógico para la educación especial.

  19. Mayonesa con quitosano

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    Gaffrey, María Celeste

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    Introducción: El quitosano es un polímero natural que se obtiene a partir de la quitina, la cual forma parte de la estructura de soporte de numerosos organismos vivos, tales como artrópodos (crustáceos e insectos), moluscos y hongos. Presenta propiedades aplicables en los alimentos, como estabilizante, emulsificante, y quelante. No puede ser digerido por los seres humanos por lo cual está considerado como una fibra dietética con un contenido calórico cero. Objetivos: Evaluar...

  20. Atender con ansiedad

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    Alberto Acosta

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Tener una personalidad ansiosa o estar ansioso en una determinada situación hace que atendamos de modo diferente a lo que acontece. Investigaciones recientes están descubriendo las relaciones específicas de la ansiedad-rasgo y de la ansiedad-estado con diferentes procesos atencionales. La intervención terapéutica para aliviar los trastornos de ansiedad, tan frecuentes en nuestra época, se va a beneficiar de este conocimiento.

  1. Creo con mis dedos

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    S??nchez Aniceto, Monta??a

    2015-01-01

    Las artes pl??sticas son muy importantes para los ni??os/as sobre todo para Educaci??n Infantil ya que promueven la creatividad mediante diferentes recursos y t??cnicas lo que favorece su motivaci??n en las competencias desde la edad temprana hasta la adolescencia. Es la primera forma que tiene el ni??o/a de expresarse en el mundo (a trav??s de los garabatos), de comunicarse, compartir sus emociones con los dem??s, creando su propio lenguaje que evolucionar?? hacia el lenguaje oral y escri...

  2. Eugenistas, pero con prudencia

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    Pogliano, Claudio

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    Full Text Available Thinking that one could not describe eugenics like a unique movement, since numerous bound varians took place related to the geographical and cultural context, this article tries to demostrate the peculiarity of the Italian case. If already in 1889 Giuseppe Sergi wanted that the artificial selection take it to end what should make the natural, avoiding the risk of the so called «degeneration», only in the face of the First World War seems to grow the alarm for the decadent quality of the population, finding a more and more wide echo. In 1919 the Siges was born (Società italiana de genetica ed eugenica shocked under the impression of the difusse fear about the butcher the war had caused. From there from now on fastens a «nazional» direction closely related to the traditional thought and also with the new political temper. A «moderate» direction, Fascist, Catholic, that was built in consonance with the pronatalism of the regime and in rough polemic with the presumed Anglo-Saxon eugenics aberration.

    Partiendo de la base de que no se puede describir la eugénica como un movimiento unitario, ya que se produjeron numerosas variantes ligadas al contexto geográfico y cultural, este artículo intenta demostrar la peculiaridad del caso italiano. Si ya en 1889 Giuseppe Sergi deseaba que la selección artificial llevase a cabo lo que debía de hacer la natural, evitando así el riesgo de la «degeneración », sólo ante la Primera Guerra Mundial parece crecer la alarma por la decadente calidad de la población, encontrando un eco cada vez más amplio. En 1919 nació la Sige (Società italiana de genetica ed eugenica bajo la impresión del difuso temor que la carnicería bélica había provocado. De ahí en adelante prende rápidamente una dirección «nazional» que se imbrica tanto con una tradición del pensamiento como con el nuevo temple político. Una dirección «moderada» fascista, católica, que se construyó en consonancia con el

  3. Arquitectura con discurso

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    Schaposnik, Viviana

    2001-01-01

    En particular a la Carrera Arquitectura le compete un doble rol social: uno general, "educar" desde la Universidad y otro, específico, el que le es propio: dar respuesta a las necesidades planteadas por la sociedad haciéndole su lugar: construyéndolo junto con ella. Aparece la figura del "alumno de arquitectura"' nuestro destinatario específico. El alumno de arquitectura, también deberá tomar conciencia, entender, que el "espacio" que él deberá dominar a través d...

  4. Consideraciones sobre la producción de etanol a partir de la biomasa lignocelulósica

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    José C. Villar

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años, como consecuencia del aumento de los precios del petróleo y las exigencias ecológicas, ha crecido el interés por la producción de bioetanol como combustible de vehículos automotores. En Brasil y EEUU, los principales productores, se estima una producción por cada país en el 2006 de alrededor de los 19 mil millones de litros. Brasil planea aumentar la producción hasta 26.5 mil millones en el 2016 mientras que para esa misma fecha EEUU pretende alcanzar los 45,4 mil millones de litros. Las materias primas más empleadas son maíz y caña de azúcar. Sería de interés incluir entre éstas a la biomasa lignocelulósica que se obtiene como subproductos agrícolas y forestales (pajas de cereales, bagazo, aserrín y virutas de madera que no son aptos para el consumo humano y por su composición química son susceptibles de ser sacarificados por hidrólisis química o enzimática. Se analizan críticamente las posibles vías para desarrollar la producción de alcohol a partir de estos materiales, en especial la vía química, cuya perspectiva de éxito se encuentra estrechamente vinculada al desarrollo de reactores continuos. De esta manera, se pueden intensificar las condiciones de reacción que permitan incrementar la productividad del proceso, mediante la obtención de los máximos rendimientos de azúcares con el empleo de los menores volúmenes del equipamiento, sin descuidar la disminución de la concentración de sustancias inhibidoras de la fermentación en el sistema.

  5. Entrevista con Geoffrey Lloyd.

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    Fernando Colina Pérez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Helenista y también sinólogo de relieve internacional, Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd nació en Londres (1933, de padres galeses. Es un gran historiador de la ciencia y del pensamiento griegos. En 1940 fue evacuado de Londres con su madre. Sus estudios significativos comenzaron, tras algún rodeo, en el King’s College donde estudiaba su hermano. Éste sería, como su padre, médico, y él mismo dudó en estudiar esa profesión, que late en sus libros. Pero un profesor de clásicas como John Raven –que redactó, con Geoffrey Kirk, Los filósofos presocráticos–, le indujo a ocuparse de la filosofía antigua; y otro maestro, William Guthrie –a quien debemos la gran Historia de la filosofía griega–, le inició, además, en la medicina griega.

  6. con la cosecha mecanizada

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    Arturo Martínez Rodríguez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Las investigaciones dirigidas a incrementar los indicadores de eficiencia y calidad durante la cosecha mecanizada del café, constituyen un tema de gran actualidad a nivel internacional. La determinación de las propiedades físico-mecánicas de los frutos y del sistema frutopedúnculo, es una etapa indispensable durante las investigaciones relacionadas con la cosecha mecanizada de este producto. En este trabajo se brindan los resultados sobre la determinación de un grupo de propiedades dimensionales, inerciales y elásticas del sistema fruto-pedúnculo de coffea arabica variedad Catuai en diferentes estadios de maduración, relacionadas con la cosecha mecanizada de este cultivo.Así mismo se determina el momento flector requerido para la ruptura de la unión fruto pedúnculo. Durante la investigación se emplearon técnicas de procesamiento de imágenes digitales, así como de extensometría eléctrica. Como resultado de la medición de las diferentes propiedades se apreciaron diferencias sustanciales en las características dimensionales, inerciales y elásticas de los frutos maduros y verdes, así como en el momento requerido para el desprendimiento de los frutos y en las formas en que se produce el desprendimiento.

  7. Entrevista con Patricia Ariza

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    Esperanza Londoño La Rotta

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Pensamiento, Palabra y Obra entrevista a una artista, feminista y activista política, quien como mujer y artista ha permitido pensar el arte más allá de un simple espectáculo. Toda una vida dedicada al teatro y a darle voz, a través de sus obras, a víctimas del conflicto colombiano, defensora de derechos humanos; además de hacer evidente en su vida y a través de la plataforma “Artistas por la paz”, las múltiples relaciones que se pueden establecer entre el arte, la construcción de paz y la resolución de conflictos. Hablamos en su casa, en medio del calor de la bienvenida con Patricia Ariza, directora del festival alternativo de teatro, de Mujeres en Escena y de la Corporación Colombiana de Teatro, entre otras muchas actividades que voluntariamente su espíritu libertario ha asumido. Esta entrevista se realizó antes del 2 de octubre, pero con la revisión de los acuerdos que propició el plebiscito ganado por una ínfima minoría por el no, sigue siendo vigente este planteamiento.

  8. Effet du biotope sur la diversité floristique et le polymorphisme phénotypique des groupements à Tamarix africana Poir. dans les zones arides de la région de Khenchela (Est Algerien

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    Khabtane Abdelhamid

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    Full Text Available RESUME Le genre Tamarix (Tamaricaceae regroupe plus de 80 espèces, parmi eux le Tamarix africana Poir. qui représente une très grande ubiquité en Algérie, soit du point de vue climatique (humidité et sécheresse, édaphique (sols salés et calcaires; où il représente l’espèce  à caractère typique des plantes thermo xérophytes. Pour contribuer à la connaissance de cette espèce et de son comportement nous avons essayé de suivre le comportement  phytosociologique ainsi que sa variabilité morphologique (l’hauteur, le recouvrement basale, nombre des ramifications à la base.. dans trois biotopes, extrêmement différents du point de vue climatique et édaphique,  dans les zones steppiques arides de la région de Khenchela (Est Algérien et qui sont  choisis  selon un transect Nord - Sud. Les résultats révèlent que les groupements à Tamarix africana Poir. représentent une richesse floristique importante, qui se diffère d’un site à l’autre, avec un polymorphisme phénotypique adaptée aux conditions spécifiques à chacun des trois sites et qui lui permet d’être l’espèce à forme arbustive  la plus adaptée pour la réhabilitation des écosystèmes dégradés dans les zones de transitions Désert-NordMots clés Tamarix africana P. - ubiquité- thermo xérophytes-  régions arides- halophytes- polymorphisme phénotypique

  9. O ETANOL DA CANA DE AÇÚCAR: POSSIBILIDADES ENERGÉTICAS DA REGIÃO DE CEARÁ-MIRIM-RN

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    Annelyse Farias de Aquino

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available O uso indiscriminado de energias não renováveis, como o petróleo, vem reduzindo drasticamente as fontes de combustíveis fósseis e ocasionando graves prejuízos ambientais, como o agravamento do natural efeito estufa, o famoso aquecimento global, pelo lançamento excessivo de Dióxido de Carbono (CO2, dentre outros gases-estufa, na atmosfera. Tal fato vem chamando atenção para a importância de um desenvolvimento sustentável, realizando uma mudança intensa na matriz energética mundial, amplificando, então, a utilização de energias renováveis – eólica, solar, da biomassa, etc. – como alternativa às não renováveis. Assim, esse trabalho apresenta o histórico e as vantagens de uma fonte de energia “limpa” que vem se destacando na matriz energética brasileira, com o foco na sua produção no Vale do Ceará-Mirim, no Rio Grande do Norte. Essa fonte é a cana-de-açúcar da qual é possível extrair o etanol que pode ser utilizado como opção à gasolina produzida a partir do petróleo. Seus co-produtos e subprodutos, como o açúcar, a garapa, a vinhaça e o bagaço também assumem grande importância econômica e sustentável. Dessa forma, os atuais métodos de cultivo e produção da cana-de-açúcar comprovam a possibilidade da integração entre o lado econômico e suas vantagens, o desenvolvimento sustentável e o aspecto social, portanto, é de extrema importância que o país invista nos potenciais energéticos presentes em seu território.

  10. Educação continuada e o ensino de história e cultura afro-brasileira e africana: um estudo sobre o programa São Paulo educando pela diferença para a igualdade

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    O interesse em desenvolver esta pesquisa surgiu, de um lado, de minha participação em 2005, como professora de Língua Portuguesa da rede estadual de ensino do Estado de São Paulo de um programa de formação continuada denominado São Paulo: Educando pela Diferença para a Igualdade, cuja finalidade é inserir com base na Lei nº. 10.639/03, no currículo das escolas estaduais de Ensino Fundamental e Médio, o ensino da cultura e da história afrobrasileira e africana e, de outro lado, de questões ...

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  12. Entrevista con Juan Marichal.

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    Full Text Available Juan Marichal nació en Santa Cruz de Tenerife, en 1922, en el seno de una familia ligada al partido republicano insular. Muy joven, en 1935, se trasladó a Madrid, ciudad en la que vive el estallido de la guerra civil. En 1937, pasa a Valencia y luego a Barcelona; tras su exilio en 1938, prosigue sus estudios secundarios en un liceo de París, concluyéndolos en Casablanca. En 1941 emigra a México, formándose en la UNAM: fue alumno de los exiliados José Gaos y Joaquín Xirau así como del mexicano Edmundo O 'Gorman. Luego, becado en Princeton desde 1946, lo fue de América Castro, donde preparó una tesis sobre Feijoo. Apoyado en las vastas perspectivas de sus maestros, fue orientándose hada nuestra historia intelectual, desde el siglo XV hasta hoy. Su carrera profesional se ha desarrollado en los Estados Unidos (coincidiendo con Amado Alonso y con Ferrater Mora: ha sido profesor de estudios hispánicos en la Universidad de Harvard, desde 1948 hasta 1988, año en que se jubiló voluntariamente como numerario (aunque había permanecido en el Bryn Mawr College, entre 1953 y 1957. A este trabajo se suman, con todo, sus conferencias en América Latina y en España. Ha colaborado en las revistas más importantes, en este campo, de México, Nueva York, Puerto Rico, La Habana, Buenos Aires o París así como de las españolas, desde los sesenta. Juan Marichal -hoy, miembro de la Junta Directiva de los Amigos de la Residencia de Estudiantes, director del Boletín de la Institución Libre de Enseñanza y asociado al Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset-, reside en España desde otoño de 1989: se considera a sí mismo «voluntario en Madrid», como había dicho Alfonso Reyes en su estancia madrileña (1914-1924.

  13. Synchronicity of pollination and inoculation with Claviceps africana and its effects on pollen-pistil compatibility and seed production in sorghum.

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    Cisneros-López, Ma Eugenia; Mendoza-Onofre, Leopoldo E; González-Hernández, Víctor A; Zavaleta-Mancera, H Araceli; Mora-Aguilera, Gustavo; Hernández-Martínez, Miguel; Córdova-Téllez, Leobigildo

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    Sorghum ergot (caused by Claviceps africana) is a disease that affects sorghum seed development and yield. The interaction between pollen tube growth and hyphal development determines whether ovaries will be fertilized or colonized. Thus their respective deposition times on the stigma are critical. The effect of the time interval between pollination and inoculation on stigma receptivity and seed production was measured under field conditions in the male-sterile line A9 at Montecillo, State of México (2240m altitude). Pollination and inoculation treatments, from simultaneous application to 2 and 4h difference, were imposed when all stigmas on the panicle had emerged. Control panicles were either only pollinated or only inoculated. Eighteen hours later, pollen grains that adhered to, and germinated within the stigma, pollen tubes in the style and ovary, and fertilized pistils were counted. Pistils showing some disease expression (germinated spores, mycelium growth, or tissue necrosis) at 18, 48, and 72h were recorded. The number of diseased florets was registered at the dough growth stage, while number of seeds, grain yield and 100-seeds weight was measured at the physiological maturity. The pathogen applied in a water suspension of macro and secondary conidia caused a decrease in stigma receptivity; the greatest decrease (40-60%) occurred when the pollen and the inoculum were deposited almost simultaneously, regardless of which was deposited first. The route of the pollen tube was also the route for fungal infection. On average, treatments first inoculated had 60% more diseased florets and 36% less grain yield, 30% fewer seeds and seed size decreased 8%, than those first pollinated.

  14. Antimicrobial activity and probable mechanisms of action of medicinal plants of Kenya: Withania somnifera, Warbugia ugandensis, Prunus africana and Plectrunthus barbatus.

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    Full Text Available Withania somnifera, Warbugia ugandensis, Prunus africana and Plectrunthus barbatus are used traditionally in Kenya for treatment of microbial infections and cancer. Information on their use is available, but scientific data on their bioactivity, safety and mechanisms of action is still scanty. A study was conducted on the effect of organic extracts of these plants on both bacterial and fungal strains, and their mechanisms of action. Extracts were evaluated through the disc diffusion assay. Bacteria and yeast test strains were cultured on Mueller-Hinton agar and on Sabouraud dextrose agar for the filamentous fungi. A 0.5 McFarland standard suspension was prepared. Sterile paper discs 6 mm in diameter impregnated with 10 µl of the test extract (100 mg/ml were aseptically placed onto the surface of the inoculated media. Chloramphenicol (30 µg and fluconazole (25 µg were used as standards. Discs impregnated with dissolution medium were used as controls. Activity of the extracts was expressed according to zone of inhibition diameter. MIC was determined at 0.78-100 mg/ml. Safety studies were carried using Cell Counting Kit 8 cell proliferation assay protocol. To evaluate extracts mechanisms of action, IEC-6 cells and RT-PCR technique was employed in vitro to evaluate Interleukin 7 cytokine. Investigated plants extracts have both bactericidal and fungicidal activity. W. ugandensis is cytotoxic at IC50200 µg/ml. Fractions from W. ugandensis and W. somnifera too demonstrated antimicrobial activity. Mechanisms of action can largely be attributed to cytotoxicity, Gene silencing and immunopotentiation. Use of medicinal plants in traditional medicine has been justified and possible mechanisms of action demonstrated. Studies to isolate and characterize the bioactive constituents continue.

  15. Effect of calcium and cholecalciferol supplementation on several parameters of calcium status in plasma and urine of captive Asian (Elephas maximus) and African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    van Sonsbeek, Gerda R; van der Kolk, Johannes H; van Leeuwen, Johannes P T M; Everts, Hendrik; Marais, Johan; Schaftenaar, Willem

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    The aim of the current study was to assess the effect of oral calcium and cholecalciferol supplementation on several parameters of calcium status in plasma and urine of captive Asian (Elephas maximus; n=10) and African elephants (Loxodonta africana; n=6) and to detect potential species differences. Calcium and cholecalciferol supplementation were investigated in a feeding trial using a crossover design consisting of five periods of 28 days each in summer. From days 28-56 (period 2), elephants were fed the Ca-supplemented diet and from days 84-112, elephants were fed the cholecalciferol-supplemented diet (period 4). The control diet was fed during the other periods and was based on their regular ration, and the study was repeated similarly during winter. Periods 1, 3, and 5 were regarded as washout periods. This study revealed species-specific differences with reference to calcium and cholecalciferol supplementation. Asian elephants showed a significant increase in mean plasma total calcium concentration following calcium supplementation during summer, suggesting summer-associated subclinical hypocalcemia in Western Europe. During winter, no effect was seen after oral calcium supplementation, but a significant increase was seen both in mean plasma, total, and ionized calcium concentrations after cholecalciferol supplementation in Asian elephants. In contrast, evidence of subclinical hypocalcemia could be demonstrated neither in summer nor in winter in African elephants, although 28 days of cholecalciferol supplementation during winter reversed the decrease in plasma 1,25(OH)2-cholecalciferol and was followed by a significant increase in mean plasma total calcium concentration. Preliminary findings indicate that the advisable permanent daily intake for calcium in Asian elephants and cholecalciferol in both elephant species at least during winter might be higher than current guidelines. It is strongly recommended to monitor blood calcium concentrations and, if

  16. The use of GPS radio-collars to track elephants (Loxodonta africana in the Tarangire National Park (Tanzania

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    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The GPS (Global Positioning System telemetry was used in Tarangire National Park (Tanzania to study migration routes and the use of space by elephants (Loxodonta africana. Five female elephants were captured in November 1997 in five different areas of Tarangire National Park and fitted with GPS collars. The collar consists of a 6 channel Global Positioning System (GPS receiver, a radio-modem for data communication, a non volatile memory, and an independent VHF transmitter. The operator can «communicate» with the collar through a command unit connected to a PC. The GPS collar receives signals from different satellites which permits automatic calculation of its position, with an accuracy of 25 m. The data collected in the period November 1997 - April 1998 show that three female elephants mainly used the northern sector of the park, moving sometimes outside the protected area about 10 to 20 km NE of the park boundary. Also the two female elephants captured in the southern sector of the park moved outside, travelling about 80 km SE of the park boundary. Home range size varied between 159 and 660 km² for the northern elephants (n=3, and between 2104 and 3314 km² for the southern elephants (n=2. The elephants whose ranges extended outside the park exhibited their highest movement rate from 4 p.m. to 12 p.m., while those animals within the park had the highest movement rates during daylight hours (from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. We discuss the advantages and shortcomings of GPS-telemetry as a means of gathering useful information on space use and movements of elephants for the development of long-term conservation strategies for large herbivores in the whole Tarangire area.

  17. The mummified brain of a pleistocene woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) compared with the brain of the extant African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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    Kharlamova, Anastasia S; Saveliev, Sergei V; Protopopov, Albert V; Maseko, Busisiwe C; Bhagwandin, Adhil; Manger, Paul R

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    This study presents the results of an examination of the mummified brain of a pleistocene woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) recovered from the Yakutian permafrost in Siberia, Russia. This unique specimen (from 39,440-38,850 years BP) provides the rare opportunity to compare the brain morphology of this extinct species with a related extant species, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). An anatomical description of the preserved brain of the woolly mammoth is provided, along with a series of quantitative analyses of various brain structures. These descriptions are based on visual inspection of the actual specimen as well as qualitative and quantitative comparison of computed tomography imaging data obtained for the woolly mammoth in comparison with magnetic resonance imaging data from three African elephant brains. In general, the brain of the woolly mammoth specimen examined, estimated to weigh between 4,230 and 4,340 g, showed the typical shape, size, and gross structures observed in extant elephants. Quantitative comparative analyses of various features of the brain, such as the amygdala, corpus callosum, cerebellum, and gyrnecephalic index, all indicate that the brain of the woolly mammoth specimen examined has many similarities with that of modern African elephants. The analysis provided here indicates that a specific brain type representative of the Elephantidae is likely to be a feature of this mammalian family. In addition, the extensive similarities between the woolly mammoth brain and the African elephant brain indicate that the specializations observed in the extant elephant brain are likely to have been present in the woolly mammoth.

  18. Musicalizarte con las Tics

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    Gamarra, Patricia Mabel; Velázquez, Helvecia Mercedes del Rocío; Verón, José María

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    El presente trabajo hace referencia a un relato de experiencia didáctica desarrollada en el Instituto Superior de Música “Prof. Carmelo H. de Biasi” de Corrientes- Argentina, donde el área de interés de Tecnología en Educación se dirige hacia “Aplicación de las TIC en Educación/ Experiencias concretas de utilización de TIC en Educación”. En el diagnóstico realizado en la institución, se pudo observar la escasa transversalidad e interrelación con las distintas áreas curriculares como ser: l...

  19. Mirando con la cabeza

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    Corrales, Capi

    2006-01-01

    Las matemáticas y la pintura trabajan con ideas. La palabra idea viene del griego ειδω, que significa ver, mirar u observar, y de ειδοζ, que significa figura, forma, aspecto o visión. Detrás de una montaña concreta está la idea de montaña, un dibujo abstracto, unas líneas que permiten reconocer la montaña detrás de las rocas, los pinos o la nieve. La diferencia entre este árbol y árbol, entre un círculo que dibujamos en la pizarra y círculo: la diferencia entre la cosa y la idea de la cosa. E...

  20. Entrevista con Georges Duby.

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    Full Text Available Duby, heredero de dos grandes historiadores como Marc Bloch y Lucien Febvre, es uno de los más importantes medievalistas europeos. Fue, y sigue siendo, un motor de la importante reforma en la historia producida desde los sesenta. En sus primeros trabajos se acusa la recepción de las ideas económicas y geográficas de la mejor historiografía. Su riguroso estudio sobre la base material de la Edad Media, le permitirá luego irrumpir en la historia de las mentalidades, analizando, como decía Febvre, el utillaje mental (vocabulario, sintaxis, lugares comunes, cuadros lógicos, etc. del Medioevo. Así, el ejemplo de Mauss y LéviStrauss le anima a trabajar sobre el matrimonio, la sexualidad y ciertos sistemas del pensamiento: el primero, con su defensa de los hechos sociales totales, y el segundo, que buscaba las dimensiones simbólicas de lo social, le impulsan a trabajar sobre la ideología entendida no como mero reflejo de la situación material sino como «proyecto de acción sobre lo vivido». A su obra individual, atenta a los impulsos culturales más vivos, se suma su empuje decisivo en la realización de proyectos colectivos como la Historia de la vida privada o la Historia de las mujeres. Prácticamente, han sido traducidos todos sus libros al castellano, y han podido verse en España asimismo varios de sus programas televisivos (ha sido presidente de la SEPT, cadena de televisión cultural fundada en 1985. La amplitud de sus intereses intelectuales, transmitidos en su obra con un lenguaje a la vez muy claro y bellamente elaborado, se hace palpable también en este diálogo.

  1. Diagramas de equilibrio para la extracción con solvente de aceite e insecticida de semilla molida de nim

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    R. Espinosa

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se construyeron diagramas de equilibrio para la extracción con hexano de aceite de la semilla molida de nim (GNSK y de la extracción posterior con etanol de insecticida de la GNSK sin aceite. Los datos experimentales fueron obtenidos a diferentes temperaturas, poniendo en contacto sólido y solvente en diferentes proporciones en frascos Erlenmeyer. Se suministró agitación y se mantuvo la temperatura controlada hasta alcanzar el equilibrio. La composición del extracto y del refinado se determinó separando los solventes por evaporación. Se propone ecuaciones para la curva de refinado y la curva de distribución. En ambas extracciones, la fracción de solución retenida dentro de la estructura celular del sólido molido aumenta con la temperatura. La concentración del extracto tiene más influencia en la cantidad de solución retenida para la extracción de insecticida que para la extracción de aceite. Para extractos diluidos, la concentración de soluto tiende a ser mayor en el extracto que en la solución retenida. Esta tendencia es más pronunciada cuando la temperatura aumenta. A temperaturas cercanas al punto de ebullición, hay mayor tendencia a la retención de solvente por el sólido, a cualquier concentración.

  2. Extração e fracionamento simultâneo do óleo da castanha-do-Brasil com etanol Extraction and simultaneous separation of the Brazil nuts oil with ethanol

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    Suely Pereira Freitas

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi utilizar o etanol comercial para extração e fracionamento simultâneos das frações lipídicas presentes na castanha-do-Brasil (Bertholletia excelsea H.B.K.. O óleo foi obtido a partir da castanha desidratada e moída. O processo foi conduzido na proporção 4:1 solvente/substrato (v.p-1 em banho termostatizado a 65 °C, sob agitação de 30 rpm. A mistura foi filtrada, resfriada a 10 °C e, a seguir, centrifugada para separação das fases: uma fase com consistência de gel (micela rica, contendo 75% de óleo e 25% de etanol, e a outra líquida, contendo 2,4% de óleo e 97,6% de etanol (micela pobre. Pelas características apresentadas, a micela rica tem potencial para ser utilizada no preparo de cremes vegetais como substituto parcial de gorduras hidrogenadas, cujos efeitos biológicos na saúde dos consumidores vêm provocando muitas polêmicas. Além de ser uma alternativa na obtenção de gorduras para a formulação de alimentos mais seguros, a tecnologia proposta poderá ser estendida a diferentes oleaginosas de interesse comercial, eliminando o uso de n-hexano no processamento de óleos e gorduras vegetais.In this work, the extraction and simultaneous separation of lipids from Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa H.B.K. with ethanol were investigated. Brazil nuts were dried and triturated prior to oil extraction. The process was carried out at a rate of 4:1 solvent to substrate (v.w-1. The raw material and ethanol were placed in an erlenmeyer flask and maintained in a temperature-controlled bath at 65 °C and 30 rpm. After 1 hour, the mixture was filtered under a vacuum and the resultant miscella was maintained at 10 °C and centrifuged for phase separation. A rich miscella containing 75% oil and 25% ethanol was obtained presenting a gel consistency while a poor miscella, containing 2.4% oil and 97.6% ethanol, was liquid. The rich miscella presented an important potential to partially replace hydrogenate

  3. Respiração e produção de etanol e de etileno em mangas armazenadas sob diferentes concentrações de dióxido de carbono e oxigênio

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    BENDER RENAR JOÃO

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a respiração e produção de etanol e etileno em mangas armazenadas sob reduzidas concentrações de oxigênio (O2 e elevadas concentrações de dióxido de carbono (CO2. Mangas pré-climatéricas das cultivares Kent e Tommy Atkins foram armazenadas, sob fluxo contínuo, por 14 ou 21 dias, a 12°C em três concentrações de O2: 3%, 5% ou 21% em mistura com concentrações de 5%, 15%, 25%, 35%, 45%, 50% ou 70% de CO2. O tratamento-testemunha constou de armazenagem em ar sob fluxo contínuo. Após o período em atmosfera controlada (AC, as mangas foram transferidas e mantidas por 5 dias em ar a 20°C. Mangas sob concentrações de 50% e 70% de CO2 produziram mais etanol que nas demais concentrações de CO2. A redução para 3% de O2 na atmosfera de armazenagem aparentemente não teve efeito adicional ao CO2 na produção de etanol. A atividade respiratória de mangas em AC com CO2 acima de 45% foi muito mais intensa do que a respiração sob as concentrações de CO2 mais baixas; a produção de etileno, no entanto, esteve suprimida, e, mesmo após a transferência para ar, não se recuperou, permanecendo inferior aos demais tratamentos. A queda na atividade respiratória das mangas armazenadas a 50% e 70% de CO2, quando foram transferidas para ar a 20°C indica que as elevadas concentrações de CO2 causaram dano irreparável aos tecidos.

  4. Coordenação e coesão em grupos de comercialização de etanol da região Centro-Sul do Brasil

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    Dalton Siqueira Pitta Marques

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Um dos principais reflexos do período pós-desregulamentação do setor sucroalcooleiro foi a criação de grupos de comercialização de etanol, uma estratégia das usinas para se defender do poder de barganha das distribuidoras de combustíveis que impuseram à época condições de preço bastante desfavoráveis ao segmento de produção de etanol. A dificuldade de coordenação, porém, sempre foi característica do setor sucroalcooleiro, o que levanta dúvidas sobre o sucesso dos grupos em coordenar as vendas e manter a coesão. Partindo-se desse ponto, este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar a coordenação e a coesão de grupos de comercialização de etanol atuantes na região Centro-Sul do Brasil. Para isso, conduziu-se um estudo de casos múltiplos, sendo analisados três dos quatro grupos de comercialização atuantes na região Centro-Sul. Ao final, concluiu-se que, embora problemas de coordenação existam, os grupos, cada qual com suas características, dando maior ou menor importância para questões econômico/contratuais e relacionais, são bem-sucedidos e permitem melhora no poder de barganha junto às distribuidoras de combustível.One of the major consequences of the deregulation period in the sugar and ethanol industry was the creation of ethanol trading groups. Ethanol producers adopted this strategy to defend themselves against the market power of fuel distributors, which, at that time, imposed very unfavorable price conditions to the production segment. However, coordination problems have always been a characteristic of this industry, which raise doubts about the success of the trading groups to coordinate sales and maintain group cohesion. Based on this point, this paper aims to examine the coordination and cohesion of ethanol trading groups. For this purpose, a multiple case study was conducted, with three of the four trading groups operating in the Central-Southern region in Brazil. The conclusion was that although

  5. preescolares desnutridos con madres con obesidad y sin obesidad

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    Viridiana Vanessa Conzuelo-González

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El primer objetivo fue conocer cuántos menores de cinco años con diferentes grados de desnutrición tienen una madre con sobrepeso/obesidad/ en una comunidad indígena que vive en extrema pobreza y bajo condiciones de migración masculina internacional. El segundo fue comparar tres variables socionutricionales (ingreso familiar, educación de la madre y adecuación nutrimental de la dieta diaria entre estos hogares y los hogares con desnutrición infantil y madres sin obesidad. Se realizó un estudio transversal (2006-2007, en la comunidad mazahua de San Francisco Tepeolulco, Municipio de Temascalcingo; que incluyó a 85 hogares integrados por preescolares con desnutrición inscritos al programa Oportunidades. Se determinó el estado nutrición de los preescolares con indicadores antropométricos y se obtuvo el IMC de las madres de estos infantes. Se aplicó una encuesta socionutricional, incluida el recordatorio de 24 horas, y complementado con la observación participante (cualitativa. Se encontró que 83% de las madres mazahuas presentaron sobrepeso u obesidad. El estado de nutrición de los preescolares con madres con obesidad presentó un porcentaje mayor de desnutrición (76%. En la variable género, se encontró que 54% de los niños con madres con obesidad tenía baja talla. Al relacionar el nivel educativo de la madre, esta variable resultó ser estadísticamente significativa (p=0.015, donde el analfabetismo está más relacionado con la desnutrición infantil que tienen madres de bajo y/o peso normal. La elevada prevalencia de hogares conformados con preescolares con desnutrición y madres con obesidad, es un síntoma más de la pobreza en zonas indígenas en México, con bajo índice de desarrollo humano.

  6. Determinación de bacterias contaminantes en el proceso de producción de alcohol etílico y su relación con la floculación de Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Bayona Martín

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se desarrolló en una planta productora de etanol, y tuvo como finalidad estudiar los contaminantes bacterianos durante las etapas de dilución de la melaza, reproducción de la levadura y fermentación, mediante recuentos microbiológicos, aislamiento e identificación de las bacterias predominantes, y la relación entre la contaminación bacteriana y la floculación de las células de levadura. Se determinó el efecto de un desinfectante comercial como microbicida en el control de dichos contaminantes. Inicialmente se procedió a realizar muéstreos con el fin de estandarizar la metodología a nivel laboratorio para la identificación de los contaminantes bacterianos en la melaza y la levadura productora de etanol. Los resultados obtenidos indican que los microorganismos contaminantes en el proceso analizado son: Lactobacillus sp. en un nivel promedio de 10 X 105 UFC/ml, y Zymomonas mobilis en un nivel promedio de 10 X 10 UFC/ml. Se comprobó que la presencia de bacterias contaminantes tiene relación directa con la floculación de la levadura, presentándose con niveles de 106 UFC/ml de Lactobacillus sp, 105 UFC/ml de Zymomonas mobilis o 10 UFC/ml de la mezcla de estos microorganismos. Este fenómeno depende también de otros factores como las características de la cepa de levadura, las condiciones del cultivo y el medio empleado. Además, se utilizó un desinfectante comercial (Sanitech ® y se observó que es muy efectivo para el control de Zymomonas mobilis. De otra parte, en inocules con adición de penicilina (Alipen ®, se estableció que este agente actúa de forma adecuada en la inhibición del Lactobacillus sp. Finalmente, se comprobó que con una concentración de 20 ppm del desinfectante comercial, no se afecta la viabilidad del Saccharomyces cerevisiae, aunque los niveles de contaminación alcanzaron poblaciones de 10 UFC/ml. 

  7. Vigas preesforzadas con refuerzo externo

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    Juan José Ferrer Narvaez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Es de gran interés para la ingeniería colombiana el efecto del refuerzo externo de elementos estructurales con elementos metálicos. La Unidad de Estructuras ha venido realizando en el transcurso de esta década estudios en elementos en concreto con refuerzos externos a flexión con resultados satisfactorios. El proyecto ''Vigas preesforzadas con refuerzo externo" sirve de base en el estudio del comportamiento de este tipo de elementos estructurales y la extrapolación de los resultados obtenidos en elementos de concreto reforzado a concreto preesforzado.

  8. Entrevista con Giovanni Levi.

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    Full Text Available Nacido en Milán en 1939, Giovanni Levi, el importante y original historiador italiano, es heredero de una tradición familiar de grandes defensores de la libertad tanto cultural como política. En su práctica investigadora late siempre, de hecho, la memoria de un momento tan crítico de la historia italiana como el final del fascismo. Por añadidura, sus antepasados son judíos del Piamonte. Esta experiencia vital y las luchas sociales de los sesenta han marcado su quehacer como historiador y como estudioso. Levi, reconocido en Italia y asimismo en Europa y América, fue profesor en la Universidad de Turín y luego en la de Viterbo; actualmente es catedrático de Historia económica en Venecia, ejerciendo como profesor visitante en Francia. Su trabajo, muy creativo, aborda aspectos de la historia de la familia, la demografía y la agricultura en los siglos XVII y XVIII, pero su crítica como intelectual comprometido con el dudoso presente desborda su estricto ámbito de estudio.

  9. Efeitos da nicotina e/ou etanol no hipocampo de camundongos adolescentes: morte celular e densidade neuronal e glial ao final da exposição e após a retirada das drogas

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    Fumar e consumir bebidas alcoólicas estão frequentemente associados durante a adolescência. Contudo, poucos estudos em modelos animais têm como foco as bases neurobiológicas da exposição combinada à nicotina e ao etanol no cérebro de adolescentes. Nesse estudo investigamos morte celular e alterações na densidade neuronal e glial nas regiões granulosa do giro denteado (GrDG), camada moleuclar (Mol), CA1, CA2 e CA3 do hipocampo, durante a exposição e dois e cinco dias após o seu término. Para t...

  10. A política externa do etanol : estratégias do estado logístico para inserção internacional dos biocombustíveis brasileiros

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    O aumento da demanda internacional por fontes renováveis, limpas e seguras de energia, tendo em vista a escassez do petróleo e os impactos ambientais decorrentes de sua ampla influência na matriz energética dos países, abriu novas perspectivas para a ação externa brasileira. Com a inauguração da quarta fase do álcool combustível, agora denominado “etanol”, no início do século XXI, o Brasil consolidou uma política doméstica e construiu uma política externa para o etanol. A partir dessa realida...

  11. EL CONTEXTO COMO MODULADOR DE LA ASOCIACION ENTRE LAS CLAVES PRE-DROGA Y EL EFECTO ATAXICO DEL ETANOL EN RATAS

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    INOSTROZA PARODI, MARION A.

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    Existe considerable evidencia de que las claves pareadas con las drogas se asocian con los efectos de éstas. De acuerdo con un análisis desde el condicionamiento pavloviano, la tolerancia a las drogas, al menos en parte, sería el resultado de estas asociaciones. Esto es, las claves actuarían como estímulos condicionados (ECs) y elicitarían respuestas condicionadas compensatorias (RCCs) a los efectos de las drogas (EI), contribuyendo así a la tolerancia. Existe evidencia de que las clave...

  12. La regulación del precio del etanol en Colombia. ¿Teoría del interés general o teoría del interés privado?

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    Luz Marina Romero Alvarado

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es presentar los resultados del trabajo de investigación en el que la unidad de análisis se delimitó a la regulación del precio del etanol en Colombia, desde la perspectiva de la regulación económica, siguiendo los enfoques de la teoría del interés general versus teoría del interés privado. El desarrollo del trabajo consistió en hallar la percepción del conocimiento de la norma y posición o juicio acerca del riesgo de captura del regulador en la formación del precio, procedimiento en el que se encontró el punto que muestra el espacio que define el síntoma de riesgo de captura del regulador. Está estructurado en siete partes. La primera parte presenta el contexto de la investigación, la segunda parte contiene el marco teórico y conceptos básicos de la Teoría de la regulación económica, la tercera parte evidencia el panorama de la situación actual del etanol a nivel internacional y nacional, la cuarta parte centra los aspectos claves de la regulación del precio, la quinta parte explica el diseño metodológico de la investigación, la sexta parte muestra los resultados de las variables analizadas y finalmente, la última parte esboza algunas conclusiones.

  13. Importância do etanol na atenuação natural de águas subterrâneas impactadas por gasolina Importance of ethanol on natural attenuation of groundwater impacted by gasohol

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    Cristina Cardoso Nunes

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Nesse estudo, foram avaliados os resultados de um experimento de derramamento controlado de gasolina brasileira em água subterrânea durante 6,5 anos de monitoramento. A exaustão do etanol, aos 32 meses de monitoramento, e a significativa redução de mais de 90% da massa máxima dos compostos BTEX dissolvidos no meio, aos 79 meses, associadas ao uso dos receptores de elétrons e acúmulo de seus subprodutos metabólicos, demonstraram a eficácia da atenuação natural monitorada para contaminações de águas subterrâneas sem riscos imediatos a receptores críticos. Constatou-se ainda que a biodegradação do etanol permitiu a formação de uma biobarreira natural que, após a sua completa degradação, acelerou a taxa de biodegradação dos BTEX e impediu o avanço da pluma destes contaminantes.In this study, results of 6.5 years of a controlled release experiment with Brazilian gasoline in groundwater were evaluated. Ethanol exhaustion after 32 months and the significant dissolved BTEX mass reduction of more than 90% after 79 months, associated with the electron acceptors use and their metabolic byproducts accumulation, demonstrated the efficiency of monitored natural attenuation for groundwater contamination without immediate risk to receptors. Moreover, ethanol degradation provided a natural biobarrier formation that increased BTEX biodegradation rate and prevented the BTEX plume expansion.

  14. Estudio de la modificación de catalizadores de Ni-soportados para la producción de hidrógeno por reformado con vapor de etanol

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    Martínez del Monte, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    Proyecto Fin de Carrera leído en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos en el curso académico 2010/2011. Directores del Proyecto: José Antonio Calles Martín y Marcos Montaña Lindo El presente proyecto forma parte de la línea de investigación desarrollada en el Grupo de Ingeniería Química y Ambiental de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos sobre producción y almacenamiento de hidrógeno. Desde el siglo XX hasta la actualidad la dependencia de la energía y a partir de ella de los combustibles fósiles se...

  15. Entrevista con Alberto Tenenti.

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    Full Text Available Gran especialista en historia moderna, Alberto Tenenti nació en Viareggio, en 1924. Tras realizar estudios superiores en Italia, trabajó en el Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique varios años, asesorado por Lucien Febvre. Ha dirigido el Archivo del Estado de Brescia; y, más tarde, ha enseñado en París, desde una cátedra en la École Pratique des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (VI Sección, alIado de Braudel. Su Il senso della morte e l'amore della vita nel Rinascimento, de 1957, es una obra maestra sobre los orígenes de la sensibilidad moderna: sin olvidar el naciente vitalismo, estudia el desarrollo de dos motivos, el del ars moriendi, que tiene su evolución propia desde 1350 hasta su difusión impresa, y el de lo macabro, que refleja la crisis de conciencia del siglo XV y adquiere «unas dimensiones desconocidas y verdaderamente anormales». En este libro sobre un problema clave como la muerte, apela de modo notable a la iconografía: Tenenti ha recordado que la cultura tradicional, eclesiástica sobre todo, percibió un mayor peligro en la capacidad de reflexión autónoma y de crítica de los hombres de letras, que en las renovaciones radicales de los artistas. Numerosos trabajos de conjunto realizados por él han perseguido una historia global: Los fundamentos del mundo moderno; Florencia en la época de los Medicis; La formación del mundo moderno; El Renacimiento; el primero de ellos estaba firmado con un historiador de su misma generación, R. Romano, estudioso de las relaciones comerciales en la época moderna en Europa y en la América española. Tenenti ha publicado monografías (Venezia e i corsari, 1961, colecciones de artículos (Credence, ideologie, libertinismi tra medioevo ed eta moderna, 1978; Stato: un'idea, una logica. Dal comune italiano all'assolutismo francese, 1987 y editado a clásicos como Il libri della famiglia de L. B. Alberti, 1969. Es también especialista en temas económicos, como el del

  16. Puentes con vigas pretensadas

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    Editorial, Equipo

    1965-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes one of the three bridges which Hidrocivil, S. A., has built in Catalonia (northern Spain, over the river Ripoll. The other two bridges are very similar to this one, both in construction and design, and show only minor adjustments to the local topography. The contracting firm proposed several alterations in the prefabrication and constructional procedure, in relation to the initial project, and these changes were accepted. The main feature of these projects is the use of prestressed beams, built at the workshop in sections, and joined together by means of sixty 7 mm cables in each beam. As the shear forces are more acute at the joints, the end of each section has a kind of diaphragm, to provide a large contact area, and hence greater surface to transmit the shear forces. The methods of construction are also of interest. Briefly, they involve building the bridge piles, and use these to support a provisional structure with transversal movement. This provisional structure, in turn, served as platform for two bridge cranes, which lifted the girders to their final location. After the first span was completed, the deck was concreted and the auxiliary structure pushed forward to the next span, to repeat the same operations. This arrangement saved the use of provisional framework.En este trabajo se describe uno de los tres puentes que Hidrocivil, S. A., ha construido.—previo concurso— en la región catalana; concretamente, el que salva el río Ripoll. Los otros dos no han sido objeto de descripción general por ser muy similares, en lo que a ejecución y concepción se refiere, con la única variante que presentan las características topográficas locales. La empresa propuso ciertas variantes— que fueron aceptadas— en la prefabricación y métodos de construcción. El interés de estas obras se centra en el empleo de vigas pretensadas, prefabricadas en taller por trozos, y solidarizados en el mismo mediante las operaciones

  17. Entrevista con Bernard Vincent.

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    Fernando Colina Pérez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Nacido en París (1941, Bernard Vincent es un historiador de renombre en Europa y América del Sur. Consiguió su agregación universitaria en 1966, y desde sus inicios se centró en la Historia Moderna, particularmente en grupos marginales de la España de los siglos XVI-XVII. Ha residido en nuestro país muchos años. Vincent fue miembro de la sección científica de la Casa de Velázquez inicialmente (1968-1971, algo más tarde director de estudios (1977-1978, y a continuación secretario general (1978-1982 de dicha institución. Asimismo ha encabezado el programa de cooperación francoespañol en ciencias sociales (1993-1996. Por otra parte, ha enseñado en la Universidad de París VII, en varias etapas de su vida; pero, sobre todo, ha pertenecido siempre a centros superiores de investigación: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1976-1978, y a la École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, en donde ha sido director de estudios desde 1988 –era doctor de Estado ya en 1986–, y luego responsable de la Sección de Historia, desde 1996 hasta hoy. Sus colaboraciones con las universidades y centros investigadores españoles han sido constantes hasta el presente. Por añadidura, ha sido miembro del Consejo Nacional de las Universidades en Francia, en lo relativo a la historia moderna y contemporánea (1987-1988, 1992-1995, y es desde hace años miembro de la madrileña Academia de la Historia.

  18. AKTIVITAS ANTIOKSIDAN SENYAWA FLAVONOID EKSTRAK ETANOL BIJI TERONG BELANDA (Solanum betaceum, syn DALAM MENGHAMBAT REAKSI PEROKSIDASI LEMAK PADA PLASMA DARAH TIKUS WISTAR

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    Ni Wayan Oktarini A.C.Dewi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAK : Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui aktivitas antioksidan dari biji terong belanda dalam menghambat reaksi peroksidasi lemak plasma darah pada tikus dan menentukan golongan flavonoid yang aktif sebagai antioksidan. Uji aktivitas antioksidan dilakukan dengan metode DPPH dan pengukuran kadar MDA darah tikus Wistar. Partisi ekstrak etanol biji menghasilkan fraksi n-heksan, etil asetat, dan n-butanol. Fraksi etil asetat dan n-butanol positif mengandung senyawa flavonoid. Uji aktivitas antioksidan menggunakan metode DPPH menunjukkan bahwa fraksi etil asetat memiliki aktivitas antioksidan lebih besar dengan nilai IC50 1162,608 ppm. Fraksi etil asetat dipisahkan dengan kromatografi kolom menggunakan eluen n-heksan:etil asetat:n-butanol (6:4:0,1, diperoleh dua fraksi (Fraksi A dan fraksi B. Analisis dengan spektroskopi inframerah menunjukkan bahwa kedua isolat diduga mengandung gugus fungsi yang sama (OH, CH, C=O, C=C aromatik, C-O, CH alifatik. Analisis dengan spektroskopi UV-Vis diindikasikan bahwa fraksi A merupakan golongan dihidroflavonol dengan gugus hidroksi pada cincin A yaitu pada atom C-6, C-7 atau C-7, C-8 dan fraksi B merupakan golongan flavanon dengan gugus hidroksi pada cincin A yaitu pada atol C-7 dan C-8. Hasil analisis statistik pada pengukuran kadar MDA darah tikus Wistar menunjukkan bahwa fraksi etil asetat dengan dosis 200 mg/kgBB mampu menurunkan kadar MDA darah tikus Wistar yang diberi aktivitas fisik maksimal. Kata kunci : Solanum betaceum, syn, malondialdehid, peroksidasi lemak, flavonoid ABSTRACT : The aims of this study are to determine the antioxidant activity of flavonoid compounds extracted from  Dutch eggplant seeds in inhibiting lipid peroxidation reactions in the Wistar rat blood plasma and to determine the active flavonoid compounds as antioxidants. The test of antioxidant activity was carried out with DPPH (diphenilpikril hidrazil method and measurment of MDA (malondialdehyde level of blood of the

  19. Efeito do tratamento com etanol sobre a gliconeogênese em ratos intolerantes à glicose = Effect of ethanol treatment on gluconeogenesis in glucoseintolerant rats

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    Juarez de Souza

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência do tratamento com etanol (Et sobre a gliconeogênese em ratos intolerantes à glicose. A intolerância à glicose foi induzida pela injeção de dexametasona (DEXA (0,1 mg kg-1; s.c., quatro dias. O teste de tolerância àglicose (GTT e os experimentos de perfusão de fígado in situ (avaliação da gliconeogênese foram realizados em ratos submetidos a jejum de 15h dos grupos experimentais: Controle (salina 0,9%, s.c., quatro dias; DEX (DEXA 0,1 mg kg-1; s.c., quatro dias; DEX+Et 3% (per os, 14 dias; DEX+Et 20% (per os, 14 dias; DEX+Met (Mettformina 300 mg kg-1, per os, quatro dias. Os animais tratados com DEX apresentaram elevada concentração de glicose sanguínea e também no perfusato coletado. O tratamento com metformina promoveu redução significativa na concentração de glicose no perfusato obtido de animais intolerantes à glicose. Entretanto, somente o tratamento com Et 3% promoveu redução na intolerância à glicose, mas não na produção da glicose hepática observada em animais DEX. Os dados obtidos demonstram que a administração de Et 3% melhora a intolerância à glicose induzida pela DEX sem influenciar na gliconeogênese, diferentemente do observado pelo tratamento com a metformina.In this work, the influence of ethanol (Et treatment on gluconeogenesis in glucose-intolerance rats was evaluated. Glucose intolerance in rats was induced by dexamethasone (DEXA injection (0.1 mg kg-1; s.c., 4 days. The glucose tolerance test (GTT and liver perfusion in situ experiments (gluconeogenesis evaluation were performed with 15-hour fasted rats in the following experimental groups: Control (saline 0.9%, s.c., 4 days; DEX (DEXA 0.1 mg kg-1; s.c., 4 days; DEX+Et 3% (per os, 14 days; DEX+Et 20% (per os, 14 days; DEX+Met (Metformin 300 mg kg-1, per os, 4 days. DEX-treated animals showed high glucose concentration in blood and also in the perfusate collected. Metformin treatment resulted

  20. Reproductive Health Assessment of Female Elephants in North American Zoos and Association of Husbandry Practices with Reproductive Dysfunction in African Elephants (Loxodonta africana.

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    Janine L Brown

    Full Text Available As part of a multi-institutional study of zoo elephant welfare, we evaluated female elephants managed by zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and applied epidemiological methods to determine what factors in the zoo environment are associated with reproductive problems, including ovarian acyclicity and hyperprolactinemia. Bi-weekly blood samples were collected from 95 African (Loxodonta africana and 75 Asian (Elephas maximus (8-55 years of age elephants over a 12-month period for analysis of serum progestogens and prolactin. Females were categorized as normal cycling (regular 13- to 17-week cycles, irregular cycling (cycles longer or shorter than normal or acyclic (baseline progestogens, <0.1 ng/ml throughout, and having Low/Normal (<14 or 18 ng/ml or High (≥14 or 18 ng/ml prolactin for Asian and African elephants, respectively. Rates of normal cycling, acyclicity and irregular cycling were 73.2, 22.5 and 4.2% for Asian, and 48.4, 37.9 and 13.7% for African elephants, respectively, all of which differed between species (P < 0.05. For African elephants, univariate assessment found that social isolation decreased and higher enrichment diversity increased the chance a female would cycle normally. The strongest multi-variable models included Age (positive and Enrichment Diversity (negative as important factors of acyclicity among African elephants. The Asian elephant data set was not robust enough to support multi-variable analyses of cyclicity status. Additionally, only 3% of Asian elephants were found to be hyperprolactinemic as compared to 28% of Africans, so predictive analyses of prolactin status were conducted on African elephants only. The strongest multi-variable model included Age (positive, Enrichment Diversity (negative, Alternate Feeding Methods (negative and Social Group Contact (positive as predictors of hyperprolactinemia. In summary, the incidence of ovarian cycle problems and hyperprolactinemia predominantly

  1. The Days and Nights of Zoo Elephants: Using Epidemiology to Better Understand Stereotypic Behavior of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana and Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus in North American Zoos.

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    Brian J Greco

    Full Text Available Stereotypic behavior is an important indicator of compromised welfare. Zoo elephants are documented to perform stereotypic behavior, but the factors that contribute to performance have not been systematically assessed. We collected behavioral data on 89 elephants (47 African [Loxodonta africana], 42 Asian [Elephas maximus] at 39 North American zoos during the summer and winter. Elephants were videoed for a median of 12 daytime hours per season. A subset of 32 elephants (19 African, 13 Asian was also observed live for a median of 10.5 nighttime hours. Percentages of visible behavior scans were calculated from five minute instantaneous samples. Stereotypic behavior was the second most commonly performed behavior (after feeding, making up 15.5% of observations during the daytime and 24.8% at nighttime. Negative binomial regression models fitted with generalized estimating equations were used to determine which social, housing, management, life history, and demographic variables were associated with daytime and nighttime stereotypic behavior rates. Species was a significant risk factor in both models, with Asian elephants at greater risk (daytime: p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 4.087; nighttime: p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 8.015. For both species, spending time housed separately (p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 1.009, and having experienced inter-zoo transfers (p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 1.175, increased the risk of performing higher rates of stereotypy during the day, while spending more time with juvenile elephants (p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 0.985, and engaging with zoo staff reduced this risk (p = 0.018, Risk Ratio = 0.988. At night, spending more time in environments with both indoor and outdoor areas (p = 0.013, Risk Ratio = 0.987 and in larger social groups (p = 0.039, Risk Ratio = 0.752 corresponded with reduced risk of performing higher rates of stereotypy, while having experienced inter-zoo transfers (p = 0.033, Risk Ratio = 1.115 increased this risk. Overall, our results

  2. The Days and Nights of Zoo Elephants: Using Epidemiology to Better Understand Stereotypic Behavior of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) and Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in North American Zoos.

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    Greco, Brian J; Meehan, Cheryl L; Hogan, Jen N; Leighty, Katherine A; Mellen, Jill; Mason, Georgia J; Mench, Joy A

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    Stereotypic behavior is an important indicator of compromised welfare. Zoo elephants are documented to perform stereotypic behavior, but the factors that contribute to performance have not been systematically assessed. We collected behavioral data on 89 elephants (47 African [Loxodonta africana], 42 Asian [Elephas maximus]) at 39 North American zoos during the summer and winter. Elephants were videoed for a median of 12 daytime hours per season. A subset of 32 elephants (19 African, 13 Asian) was also observed live for a median of 10.5 nighttime hours. Percentages of visible behavior scans were calculated from five minute instantaneous samples. Stereotypic behavior was the second most commonly performed behavior (after feeding), making up 15.5% of observations during the daytime and 24.8% at nighttime. Negative binomial regression models fitted with generalized estimating equations were used to determine which social, housing, management, life history, and demographic variables were associated with daytime and nighttime stereotypic behavior rates. Species was a significant risk factor in both models, with Asian elephants at greater risk (daytime: p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 4.087; nighttime: p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 8.015). For both species, spending time housed separately (p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 1.009), and having experienced inter-zoo transfers (p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 1.175), increased the risk of performing higher rates of stereotypy during the day, while spending more time with juvenile elephants (p<0.001, Risk Ratio = 0.985), and engaging with zoo staff reduced this risk (p = 0.018, Risk Ratio = 0.988). At night, spending more time in environments with both indoor and outdoor areas (p = 0.013, Risk Ratio = 0.987) and in larger social groups (p = 0.039, Risk Ratio = 0.752) corresponded with reduced risk of performing higher rates of stereotypy, while having experienced inter-zoo transfers (p = 0.033, Risk Ratio = 1.115) increased this risk. Overall, our results indicate

  3. Reproductive Health Assessment of Female Elephants in North American Zoos and Association of Husbandry Practices with Reproductive Dysfunction in African Elephants (Loxodonta africana).

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    Brown, Janine L; Paris, Stephen; Prado-Oviedo, Natalia A; Meehan, Cheryl L; Hogan, Jennifer N; Morfeld, Kari A; Carlstead, Kathy

    2016-01-01

    As part of a multi-institutional study of zoo elephant welfare, we evaluated female elephants managed by zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and applied epidemiological methods to determine what factors in the zoo environment are associated with reproductive problems, including ovarian acyclicity and hyperprolactinemia. Bi-weekly blood samples were collected from 95 African (Loxodonta africana) and 75 Asian (Elephas maximus) (8-55 years of age) elephants over a 12-month period for analysis of serum progestogens and prolactin. Females were categorized as normal cycling (regular 13- to 17-week cycles), irregular cycling (cycles longer or shorter than normal) or acyclic (baseline progestogens, <0.1 ng/ml throughout), and having Low/Normal (<14 or 18 ng/ml) or High (≥14 or 18 ng/ml) prolactin for Asian and African elephants, respectively. Rates of normal cycling, acyclicity and irregular cycling were 73.2, 22.5 and 4.2% for Asian, and 48.4, 37.9 and 13.7% for African elephants, respectively, all of which differed between species (P < 0.05). For African elephants, univariate assessment found that social isolation decreased and higher enrichment diversity increased the chance a female would cycle normally. The strongest multi-variable models included Age (positive) and Enrichment Diversity (negative) as important factors of acyclicity among African elephants. The Asian elephant data set was not robust enough to support multi-variable analyses of cyclicity status. Additionally, only 3% of Asian elephants were found to be hyperprolactinemic as compared to 28% of Africans, so predictive analyses of prolactin status were conducted on African elephants only. The strongest multi-variable model included Age (positive), Enrichment Diversity (negative), Alternate Feeding Methods (negative) and Social Group Contact (positive) as predictors of hyperprolactinemia. In summary, the incidence of ovarian cycle problems and hyperprolactinemia predominantly affects

  4. Matrices con entradas enteras e inversa con entradas enteras

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    Mora, Walter

    2004-01-01

    Algunos artículos publicados en The American Mathematical Monthly discuten acerca de la construcción de matrices con entradas enteras, valores propios enteros y vectores propios con componentes enteras, en particular en [1] se hace una construcción que además permite construir, de manera sencilla, matrices con entradas enteras cuya inversa también tiene entradas enteras. Este artículo trata de estas últimas construcciones e incluye software en Java para generar y modificar ejemplos y para hac...

  5. con el aborto provocado

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    José Luis Redondo Calderón

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Las vacunas de células diploides humanas (WI-38, MRC-5 tienen un origen éticamente objetable, dado que dichas células proceden de abortos provocados. Entre ellas destacan vacunas empleadas contra rubéola, sarampión, parotiditis, rabia, poliomielitis, viruela, hepatitis A, varicela y herpes zóster. Actualmente se encuentran en desarrollo otras vacunas cultivadas en células (293, PER.C6 transformadas mediante virus, procedentes de abortos. Entre ellas hay vacunas contra la gripe, virus respiratorio sincitial, parainfl uenza, HIV, virus del Nilo Occidental, virus Ébola, Marburg y Lassa, hepatitis B y C, glosopeda, encefalitis japonesa, dengue, tuberculosis, carbunco, peste, tétanos y paludismo. También con igual origen se trabaja en la elaboración de anticuerpos monoclonales y otras proteínas, terapia génica y genómica. Existe la tecnología necesaria para producir todo lo descrito sin recurrir a abortos provocados. Debe indicarse en los prospectos de vacunas y otros productos el origen de las células empleadas. Debe facilitarse el acceso a las vacunas existentes no cultivadas en células procedentes de abortos provocados. Debe potenciarse la investigación de opciones en aquellos casos en los que no exista una vacuna no originada en células procedentes de abortos provocados. Debe potenciarse la elaboración de anticuerpos monoclonales y de otras proteínas, así como la terapia génica y la genómica sin recurrir a células procedentes de abortos provocados. No sería consecuente rechazar productos obtenidos a partir de células troncales embrionarias y aceptar los originados en células procedentes de abortos provocados. Se debe evitar que la biotecnología basada en el aborto provocado invada todos los terrenos de la medicina.

  6. Perfil del trabajador con discapacidad

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    Capgemini y la Fundación Adeco analizan y reflexionan sobre empleo de las personas con discapacidad. A pesar de los avances que se están registrando en este ámbito, la situación laboral de las personas con discapacidad aún está lejos de alcanzar las cotas deseadas de normalización: mientras que la tasa de actividad de las personas sin discapacidad se sitúa en el 76,3%, la de las que sí la tienen desciende bruscamente hasta el 36,5%. En otras palabras, un 63,4% de las personas con discapacidad...

  7. Varicela sobreinfectada con Staphylococcus Aureus

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    Fabiana A. Bellot

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Paciente masculino de 5 años de edad internado por presentar un cuadro clínico de más o menos cuatro días de evolución caracterizado por la presencia de fiebre, malestar general, anorexia y dolor abdominal leve complicándose con la aparición de erupciones en piel, cuero cabelludo, cara, tronco y mucosas de características maculo-papulosas eritematosas con un halo eritematoso. Las mismas de tamaños y formas variables, tensas, con contenido purulento, acompañado de fiebre de 38 C°. Al examen físico se evidencian: lesiones dérmicas sobreinfectadas con secreción purulenta en algunas regiones del cuerpo (rostro y tronco. El diagnóstico de ingreso fue varicela sobreinfectada por estafilococo.

  8. O papel das Nações Unidas (ONU) e da União Africana (UA) Nna medição do processo de independência do Suldão do Sul (2005-2012)

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    Freitas, Jeane Silva de

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    Esta dissertação tem como objetivo debater a efetividade do papel mediador da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU) e da União Africana (UA) na resolução do conflito do Sudão do Sul. Argumenta-se que essa atuação mediadora impactou de forma considerável nas negociações entre a república do Sudão e a república do Sudão do Sul, uma vez que: (i) percebeu-se um cessar-fogo nas hostilidades entre as partes beligerantes, especialmente, nas regiões fronteiriças entre os dois Estados sud...

  9. con mala calidad de vida

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    Agustín Martín-Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio ex post facto se ha analizado si los familiares de pacientes con mala calidad de vida presentan diferencias en las variables clínicas de personalidad y relaciones familiares en función de que el paciente haya estado o no ingresado en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos. Seleccionamos dos grupos: 29 familiares de pacientes traumatizados graves transcurridos cuatro años de su ingreso en una UCI de Traumatología y con mala calidad de vida (debido a secuelas físicas y/o psicológicas tras el ingreso, tales como traumatismos craneoencefálicos, politraumatismos y tetraplejias traumáticas y 32 familiares de pacientes con mala calidad de vida con cuatro años de evolución de su enfermedad física (hipertensión, diabetes, artritis reumatoide y síndrome de intestino irritable que no han estado ingresados en la UCI. Para alcanzar nuestro objetivo empleamos una Encuesta Psicosocial y los siguientes instrumentos: Cuestionario de Análisis Clínico, Escala de Clima Social en la Familia y Escala de Adaptación Psicosocial de la Enfermedad. Los resultados mostraron que los familiares de pacientes con mala calidad de vida que estuvieron ingresados en la UCI hace cuatro años, presentan diferencias significativas en las variables agitación y expresividad comparados con los familiares de pacientes con mala calidad de vida que no han estado ingresados en la UCI.

  10. Trolox reduces the effect of ethanol on acetylcholine-induced contractions and oxidative stress in the isolated rabbit duodenum El Trolox reduce el efecto del etanol sobre las contracciones inducidas a la acetilcolina y el estrés oxidativo en duodeno aislado de conejo

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    Diego S. Fagundes

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    Full Text Available Trolox is a hydrophilic analogue of vitamin E and a free radical scavenger. Ethanol diminishes the amplitude of spontaneous contractions and acetylcholine (ACh-induced contractions in rabbit duodenum. The aim of this work was to study the effect of Trolox on the alterations induced by ethanol on contractility and lipid peroxidation in the duodenum. The duodenal contractility studies in vitro were carried out in an organ bath and the levels of malondialdehyde and 4-hydroxyalkenals (MDA+4-HAD were measured by spectrophotometry. Trolox increased the reduction induced by ethanol on the amplitude of spontaneous contractions in longitudinal muscle but not in circular muscle. Trolox 4 mM decreased the effects of ethanol on ACh-induced contractions and on MDA+4-HDA concentrations. We conclude that Trolox might prevent oxidative stress induced by ethanol in the duodenum.El Trolox es un análogo hidrofílico de la vitamina E y un agente que secuestra radicales libres. El etanol disminuye la amplitud de las contracciones espontáneas y las contracciones inducidas a la acetilcolina en el duodeno de conejo. El objetivo de este trabajo era estudiar el efecto del Trolox en las alteraciones inducidas por el etanol sobre la contractilidad y la peroxidación lipídica en el duodeno. Los estudios de contractilidad duodenal in vitro se realizaron en un baño de órganos y los niveles de MDA+4-HDA se midieron por espectofotometría. El Trolox aumentó la reducción inducida por el etanol sobre la amplitud de las contracciones espontáneas en el músculo longitudinal pero no en el músculo circular de duodeno. El Trolox 4 mM redujo los efectos del etanol sobre las contracciones inducidas a la acetilcolina y sobre las concentraciones de MDA+4-HDA. Se concluye que el Trolox podría prevenir el estrés oxidativo inducido por el etanol en el duodeno.

  11. Encuentro con el tiempo: Adagio con variaciones de Alfredo Aracil

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    Rosa María Rodríguez Hernández

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    Full Text Available Examinando analíticamente la obra sinfónica Adagio con variaciones de Aracil, estudiaremos los principales componentes para concluir con una evaluación de los mismos. A través de la cronología de la obra de Aracil175, observamos la importancia que adquiere en su trayectoria la memoria; su pensamiento va siempre unido a ésta. Uno de sus recursos principales es la cita; es Adagio con variaciones donde claramente observaremos la memoria lejana e inmediata al tiempo: Wagner es el punto de referencia al pasado, Wolf impulsa hacia el presente, y, Aracil advierte el devenir en cada una de sus variaciones.

  12. Ekspresi COX-2 setelah pemberian ekstrak etanolik kulit manggis (Garcinia mangostana Linn pada tikus wistar (COX-2 expression after mangosteen rind (Garcinia mangostana Linn etanolic extract administration in wistar rats

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    Rendra Chriestedy Prasetya

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    Full Text Available Background: Cyclooxygenase is an enzyme for prostaglandins (PGs synthesis from arachidonic acid. Cyclooxygenase have been characterized and named as COX-1 and COX-2. COX-1 is responsible for constitutive PGs production under physiological condition and maintains normal function. On the other hand, while COX-2 expression is inducible by cytokines and endotoxin. Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by anaerobic bacteria especially gram negative bacteria. The periodontitis occurrence is followed by increased of COX-2 expression. Mangosteen rind (Garcinia mangostana Linn contains gamma mangostin which inhibits the synthesis of PGE2 through inhibition of COX-2 expression. Purpose: This research was aimed to study COX-2 expression in experimental-induced periodontitis in wistar rats after mangosteen rind etanolic extract administration. Methods: Forty eight male wistar rats were induced periodontitis by putting silk ligature subgingivally around the cervical of the anterior lower teeth for 7 days. After the ligation was taken out, the rats were divided into 4 groups, and treated orally with mangosteen rind extract 60 mg/kg BB, 30 mg/kg BB, ibuprofen and saline respectively. The rats were sacrificed on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th day after the treatment. The rats’ anterior lower jaws were processed for paraffin embedded tissue, cut serially and stained with immunohistochemistry. COX-2 expression were observed and counted under the microscope (400x. The data were analyzed using kruskall wallis test. Results: Kruskal wallis test showed a significant difference COX-2 expression among group indicating that mangosteen rind etanolic extract affected COX-2 expression. Conclusion: Mangosteen rind etanolic extract reduced COX-2 expression in periodontitis rats.Latar belakang: Siklooksigenase adalah enzim yang mensintesis prostaglandin (PG dari asam arakhidonat. Siklooksigenase dibagi menjadi 2 yaitu COX-1 dan COX-2. COX-1 bertanggung jawab pada

  13. Disclosure ambiental dos produtores de etanol com ações listadas na Bovespa e Nyse - Environmental disclosure by ethanol producers listed on the Bovespa and Nyse stock exchanges

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    Full Text Available Ao mesmo tempo em que a empresa proporciona valor aos seus acionistas, também pode fornecer educação, cultura, lazer e justiça social aos funcionários; e ainda, não prejudicar a vida e a diversidade dos ecossistemas. Ou seja, a empresa pode atuar em três dimensões da Sustentabilidade Empresarial: Econômica, Social e Ambiental. Este artigo foca nessa última. Alguns setores como o do etanol, por serem muitas vezes divulgado como um setor ligado a energia renovável, deveriam ser exemplo de evidenciação ambiental. Este artigo objetiva responder ao seguinte questionamento: como as empresas produtoras de etanol, com ações listadas na BOVESPA e NYSE, informam sobre os gastos e benefícios incorridos nas atividades ambientais: por meio de palavras apenas ou valores monetários são também divulgados? Há um padrão na evidenciação? Por meio de uma Pesquisa Estudo de Caso, conclui-se que as empresas produtoras de etanol com ações listadas na BOVESPA e NYSE evidenciam informações ambientais por meio de textos escritos e não financeiros contidos dos relatórios contábeis enviados à SEC e CVM. Valores dos gastos e benefícios ambientais não são citados por completo. Percebe-se que há um padrão, mas ainda em evolução. Pode-se dizer que as empresas ainda informam somente o exigido por leis e órgãos fiscalizadores. Não foram encontradas evidências de relatórios econômico-financeiro-ambientais. At the same time a firm provides value to its stockholders, it can offer education, culture, leisure activities and social justice to its employees and not harm life and ecosystem diversity. In other words, the firm can act in the three dimensions of corporate sustainability: economic, social and environmental. This article focuses on the latter. The ethanol sector, often portrayed as being linked to renewable energy, should serve to exemplify environmental disclosure. This article seeks to answer the following question: how do

  14. Los nenes con los zombies, las nenas con los vampiros

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    López Corral, Manuela

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    En este artículo nos circunscribiremos, dentro de este género literario, a las sagas de reciente salida editorial y, con mayor precisión, a las sagas de novelas románticas para adolescentes tales como Crepúsculo (Stephenie Meyer, 2005), Hush Hush (Becca Fitzpatrick, 2009), Cazadores de Sombras (Cassandra Clare, 2007), Fallen (Lauren Kate, 2010), y otras similares, dejando de lado sagas con otro tipo de particularidades como los citados libros de Harry Potter o los pertenecientes a la trilogía...

  15. Africana: Folklore Collections for Children

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    Herman, Gertrude B.

    1972-01-01

    Some general citeria for the evaluation of folklore for children are defined; some of the particular characteristics of African folklore are identified and a selected bibliography of recommended books is presented in this article. (49 references) (Author/NH)

  16. Consumo de combustível e emissões de poluentes em um motor Diesel convertido a etanol para geração térmica de energia elétrica

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    Vinícius Rückert Roso

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Nos esforços globais para a minimização nas emissões de gases do efeito estufa e redução da pegada de carbono, combustíveis renováveis têm sido extensivamente utilizados em substituição aos combustíveis fósseis nos motores de combustão interna. Particularmente para geração de energia elétrica local, motores diesel são os mais utilizados devido à elevada eficiência térmica e a robustez, se comparado a motores de ignição por centelha. Entretanto, estes sistemas apresentam elevados níveis de emissões de óxido de nitrogênio (NOx e material particulado, trazendo sérias consequências para o meio ambiente. Assim, esta pesquisa combina simulação computacional e resultados experimentais da conversão de um motor diesel para a operação com etanol, sendo sua utilização na geração de energia elétrica. Como este combustível renovável é largamente produzido no Brasil utilizando a cana-de-açúcar, acaba por possuir seu custo reduzido em especial próximo à produtores e refinarias. Dados experimentais foram utilizados na validação do modelo computacional unidimensional desenvolvido para a conversão, onde resultados foram analisados para a comparação de ambos combustíveis. Análises econômicas para diferentes condições de carga forneceram informações de custos operacionais em locais próximos às fontes de produção de etanol. Os resultados apontam as vantagens no uso do combustível renovável para a geração de energia elétrica, como o custo reduzido e a menor emissão de NOx ao longo de toda a gama de operação.

  17. Determination of acrolein, ethanol, volatile acidity, and copper in different samples of sugarcane spirits Determinação de acroleína, etanol, acidez volátil e cobre em diferentes amostras de aguardentes de cana

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    José Masson

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Seventy-one samples of sugarcane spirits from small and average size stills produced in the northern and southern Minas Gerais (Brazil were analyzed for acrolein using HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Ethanol and copper concentrations and volatile acidity were also determined according to methods established by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA. A total of 9.85% of the samples tested showed levels of acrolein above the legal limits, while the copper concentrations of 21.00% of the samples and the volatile acidity of 8.85% of the samples were higher than the limits established by the Brazilian legislation. The concentration of acrolein varied from 0 to 21.97 mg.100 mL-1 of ethanol. However, no significant difference at 5% of significance was observed between the samples produced in the northern and southern Minas Gerais. The method used for determination of acrolein in sugarcane spirits involved the formation of a derivative with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH and subsequent analysis by HPLC.As setenta e uma amostras de aguardentes de cana coletadas em alambiques de pequeno e médio porte, provenientes das regiões norte e sul de Minas Gerais, foram avaliadas por CLAE (Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Eficiência quanto ao teor de acroleína. Avaliaram-se também as concentrações de etanol, acidez volátil e cobre, utilizando-se as metodologias estabelecidas pelo Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA. Do total de amostras, 9,85% apresentaram níveis de acroleína acima do limite legal, 21,00% apresentaram teores de cobre e 8,85% de acidez volátil acima dos limites estabelecidos pela legislação brasileira. Os teores de acroleína variaram de 0 a 21,97 mg.100 mL-1 de etanol. Entretanto, não ocorreu diferença significativa no nível de 5% de significância entre as amostras do norte e as do sul de Minas Gerais. O método aplicado para a determinação de acroleína em aguardente de

  18. Entrevista con Hans Robert Jauss.

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    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available El importante teórico y crítico literario alemán nació en 1921. Tras el largo paréntesis de la segunda guerra mundial, Jauss realizará sus estudios superiores, a partir de 1948, en Heidelberg, licenciándose en filología románica. Se doctora pronto con una tesis, publicada en 1955, sobre el tiempo y el recuerdo en la obra capital de Marcel Proust, En busca del tiempo perdido, y se habilita en 1957 con un trabajo sobre la epopeya animal en la Edad Media. A continuación, escribe un conjunto de estudios sobre la alegoría, y codirige con el gran especialista Erich Kohler una monumental historia de la literatura medieval, campo al que ha dedicado otros artículos, a la par que proseguía sus investigaciones iniciales.

  19. Tratamiento con implantes Leader-Nano en paciente con oligodoncia

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    Salvador Javier Santos Medina

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Los implantes dentales de titanio han revolucionado el mundo de la rehabilitación desde su surgimiento. De manera particular, el empleo de implantes de carga inmediata acorta el tiempo quirúrgico y protésico, con el consiguiente bienestar estético. Se presenta el caso de una paciente femenina de 32 años de edad, con antecedentes de oligodoncia de ambos incisivos laterales superiores y portadora de prótesis parcial acrílica. Fue atendida por el equipo multidisciplinario de implantes en la Clínica Estomatológica Docente “3 de Octubre” y se le realizó tratamiento de rehabilitación integral con implantes Leader-Nano y prótesis fija con corona acrílica sobre dichos implantes. La implantología fue satisfactoria en la paciente; la mejoría estética y funcional, así como la satisfacción de la paciente, fueron los principales logros obtenidos

  20. ARLAB: Laboratorio con Realidad Aumentada

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    Rodríguez Calderón, Rosalino; Santillana Arbesú, Rafael

    2013-01-01

    ResumenARLAB es una innovación que incorporar tecnología de realidad aumentada a los experimentos clásicos decontrol y automatización industrial, permitiendo integrar y que interactúen varias tecnologías desarrollándoseexperimentos mixtos, parte real y parte virtual en 3D, que se visualiza con un dispositivo inteligente, como lo esun celular o tableta electrónica; con el fin de generar una visión del conocimiento más profunda y clara.