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  1. Efecto del boro en la deformación en caliente de un acero al carbono

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    2005-01-01

    En el presente estudio se evalúa el comportamiento a fluencia de tres aceros al carbono con distinto contenido en boro. Las curvas de fluencia se han obtenido a partir de ensayos de compresión uniaxial en caliente, realizada sobre probetas cilíndricas en una máquina de ensayos INSTRON que disponía de un horno de calentamiento por radiación adaptado al sistema. Los ensayos se realizaron a velocidad de deformación constante de 0,1s-1, 0,01s-1 y 0,001s-1, y las temperaturas de ens...

  2. Efecto del contenido de silicio en el comportamiento a fluencia de un acero al carbono

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    2004-01-01

    En el presente estudio se evalúa el comportamiento a fluencia de tres aceros al carbono con distinto contenido en silicio. Las curvas experimentales de fluencia se han obtenido a partir de ensayos de compresión en caliente, realizados sobre probetas cilíndricas en una máquina universal de ensayos, que disponía de un horno de calentamiento por radiación adaptado al sistema. Los ensayos se realizaron a velocidades de deformación constante sobre un intervalo de 3·10-4 s-1 a 0,1 s-1, y a las temp...

  3. APIs

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    Jacobson, Daniel; Woods, Dan

    2011-01-01

    Programmers used to be the only people excited about APIs, but now a growing number of companies see them as a hot new product channel. This concise guide describes the tremendous business potential of APIs, and demonstrates how you can use them to provide valuable services to clients, partners, or the public via the Internet. You'll learn all the steps necessary for building a cohesive API business strategy from experts in the trenches. Facebook and Twitter APIs continue to be extremely successful, and many other companies find that API demand greatly exceeds website traffic. This book offe

  4. Variacion del modulo de 'Young' con el tratamiento termico en aceros al carbono hipoeutectoides

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    Villuendas Latorre, Aránzazu; Jorba, Jordi; Roca, Antoni

    2005-01-01

    En trabajos anteriores se ha constatado que varios aceros al carbono hipoeutectoides, en estado de temple, presentan valores del módulo de Young inferiores a los correspondientes en estado de revenido. En todos los casos la determinación se ha realizado mediante ultrasonidos. En concreto, para el acero C22E (EN 10083), el módulo se incrementa ligeramente desde 209 GPa (material templado) hasta 211 GPa (revenido a 650 °C), para el acero C45E el módulo aumenta desde 199 GPa hasta 211 GPa (reven...

  5. Selección automatizada de electrodos para la soldadura manual de los aceros al carbono

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    Alexander Velázquez Font

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se aborda lo relativo a un sistema para la selección automatizada de electrodos en la soldadura de los aceros al carbono. Se inicia con una breve revisión de los problemas que presentan estos en su soldabilidad y los factores concernientes a la selección correcta del electrodo en los mismos. En el mismo se expone el fundamento teórico sobre el diseño del sistema el cual da solución a lo anteriormente expuesto. En la elaboración del software se tiene en cuenta los siguientes principios: propiedades mecánicas de la unión soldada, tipo de revestimiento, posición de la soldadura, etc. Se tienen en cuenta en el trabajo diferentes firmas y normas de fabricantes de electrodos y países que mas se utilizan en la industria mecánica en Cuba. El software tiene la ventaja de ser sencillo, rápido y seguro, garantizando la selección correcta de los electrodos para cada caso y situación. El software supone que el usuario no tenga que tener conocimientos profundos de soldadura, debido a que el sistema se encarga de la mayor parte de las decisiones para la selección del electrodo, procedimiento que con métodos convencionales, exigen del usuario una determinada experiencia en la selección de estos materiales para la soldadura de los aceros al carbono.

  6. Alótropos del carbono: experimentos de laboratorio que se hacen famosos años después

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    F. Rodríguez Reinoso

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Es destacable que el “descubrimiento” de los tres últimos alótropos del elemento carbono se haya producido en un intervalo de pocos años: fullerenos en 1985, nanotubos en 1991 y grafeno en 2004.

  7. EXPOSICIÓN AL MONÓXIDO DE CARBONO DEL PERSONAL ESPECIALISTA EN EXTINCIÓN DE INCENDIOS FORESTALES

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    Belén Carballo Leyenda

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Se ha descrito que la salud y el rendimiento laboral del personal dedicado a la extinción de los incendios forestales se ven perjudicados principalmente por el monóxido de carbono (CO. El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido analizar la exposición al CO a la que se ve sometido el personal especialista en la extinción de los incendios. Métodos: Durante 58 incendios reales se monitorizó en 44 sujetos la exposición al CO a la que se vieron sometidos. También se analizó la concentración ponderada para una jornada de 8h (VA-ED. Todos los incendios fueron divididos en función del tipo de trabajo realizado (ataque directo, indirecto y combinado y del combustible presente (pasto, matorral, bajo arbolado y mixto. Las variables analizadas fueron estudiadas mediante la prueba de Kruskal-Wallis, se usó el test de Mann-Whitney para establecer las diferencias entre medias. Resultados: La concentración media de CO en los incendios fue de 18,4±1,7 ppm, lo que supuso una VA-ED de 7,0±1,0 ppm. Las mayores exposiciones al CO se analizaron en los ataques combinados (20,4±2,3 ppm seguidas de las obtenidas en los ataques directos (17,5±2,7 ppm e indirectos (10,6±5,4 ppm. Únicamente se obtuvieron diferencias significativas (p<0,05 al comparar las exposiciones al CO generadas por la combustión del matorral (19,8±2,2 y bajo arbolado (17,2±3,9 y pasto (12,0±5,6. Conclusiones: Las exposiciones de CO analizadas se vieron influidas por el tipo de combustible y trabajo desempeñado. Los valores medios obtenidos se situaron dentro de los límites establecidos como seguros por diferentes organismos nacionales (INSHT e internacionales (NIOSH, OSHA.

  8. Carbono, matéria orgânica leve e frações oxidáveis do carbono orgânico sob sistemas de aléias

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    Roni Fernandes Guareschi

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os teores de carbono orgânico (COT do solo, matéria orgânica leve (MOL em água e as frações oxidáveis do COT em uma área de cultivo de milho em aléias de Flemingia macrophylla submetida a diferentes manejos de sua parte aérea. A área de estudo está localizada na “Fazendinha Agroecológica”, no município de Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. O desenho experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, com 3 tratamentos e 8 repetições, consistindo dos seguintes tratamentos: testemunha (cultivo de milho com ausência de aléias; cultivo de milho em sistema de aléias com poda de 0,6 m de altura e cultivo de milho em sistema de aléias sem poda. Em cada uma das áreas foram coletadas amostras compostas nas profundidades de 0-5 cm. A presença de aléias, bem como, as podas realizadas em Flemingia macrophylla na área que essa encontrava-se associada ao cultivo de milho não alterou o teor de COT do solo. No entanto, a utilização dos caules e das folhas como adubo verde oriunda do tratamento onde se realizou a poda da parte aérea das aléias de Flemingia macrophylla, proporcionou ao solo aumento dos teores de MOL, Conteúdo de C da MOL e da fração F1.

  9. RESISTENCIA A LA CORROSIÓN DE LAS MULTICAPAS DE [TIN/ALTIN]n DEPOSITADAS SOBRE ACERO AL CARBONO AISI 1045

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    WILLIAM APERADOR

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el mejoramiento frente a la corrosión de los recubrimientos multicapas de [TiN/AlTiN]n con periodos de 2, 6, 12 y 24 bicapas depositados mediante la técnica de PVD magnetrón Sputtering sobre acero al carbono AISI 1045. La evaluación electroquímica se realizó mediante las técnicas espectroscopia de impedancia electroquímica (EIS y curvas de polarización Tafel, en una solución de 0.5M de H2SO4 + 3.5% wt. de NaCl. La resistencia a la corrosión aumentó de forma gradual en función del número de bicapas en comparación al sustrato encontrando valores de velocidad de corrosión de 18.51 mpy para el sustrato sin recubrir y de 1x10 6 mpy para la muestra con 24 bicapas. Los resultados electroquímicos revelan el efecto positivo en cuanto a la protección superficial del acero 1045 con el incremento del periodo en las multicapas de [TiN /AlTiN]n.

  10. Variación del módulo de Young con el tratamiento térmico en aceros al carbono hipoeutectoides

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    Roca, A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available In previous papers, several hipoeutectoide carbon steels in quenched condition showed values of Young's modulus inferior to values corresponding to tempered condition. In all cases, Young's modulus was measured by ultrasound techniques. In fact, modulus of C22E steel (EN 10083 increases from 209 GPa (quenched condition up to 211 GPa (tempered to 650 °C; for C45E steel, modulus increases from 199 GPa to 211 GPa (tempered to 500 °C, and for C55E steel Young's modulus varies from 202 GPa to 209 GPa for tempered steel to 650 °C. The present work focuses on the microstructural characterization of these steels at different heat conditions using reflection optical microscopy and also scanning electronic microscopy and the authors propose an explanation of the modulus variation using the behaviour of the dislocations array and their interaction with solute atoms and other dislocations present in steel.En trabajos anteriores se ha constatado que varios aceros al carbono hipoeutectoides, en estado de temple, presentan valores del módulo de Young inferiores a los correspondientes en estado de revenido. En todos los casos la determinación se ha realizado mediante ultrasonidos. En concreto, para el acero C22E (EN 10083, el módulo se incrementa ligeramente desde 209 GPa (material templado hasta 211 GPa (revenido a 650 °C, para el acero C45E el módulo aumenta desde 199 GPa hasta 211 GPa (revenido a 500 °C y para el acero C55E el módulo varía desde 202 GPa hasta 209 GPa para el acero revenido a 650 °C. El presente trabajo se centra en la caracterización estructural de los tres aceros mencionados a los distintos estados de tratamiento térmico, utilizando las técnicas de microscopía óptica de reflexión y microscopía electrónica de barrido, y se propone una explicación de la variación del módulo a partir del comportamiento de las dislocaciones y su interacción con átomos de soluto y con otras dislocaciones.

  11. Mejora de la tenacidad de un acero de ultraalto contenido en carbono nnediante unión por laminación con un acero al cromo y molibdeno

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    Pozuelo, M.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Laminated composite materials containing five layers of ultrahigh carbon steel, 1.35%C, and five layers of a Cr-Mo steel were processed by roll bonding. The rolling procedure improves the bonding of layers and refines the microstructure, diminishing grain size and removing the pearlitic zones. Charpy impact tests were carried out to evaluate the impact properties. Toughness of the laminated composite was highly improved respect to the ultrahigh carbon steel. Moreover, it was double than that of the Cr-Mo steel in the arrester orientation. These results reveal the important role of the interfaces in the mechanical properties of the composite materials.

    Se procesaron mediante unión por laminación, dos materiales compuestos laminados de 10 capas: cinco capas de un acero de ultraalto contenido en carbono con 1,35 % C, alternadas con otras cinco de un acero al cromo y molibdeno. La laminación en caliente consolida la unión entre las capas y afina la microestructura, reduciendo el tamaño de grano y eliminando las zonas de perlita presentes inicialmente. Se realizaron ensayos de impacto Charpy para evaluar su resistencia al impacto. El material compuesto laminado mejoró sustancialmente la tenacidad del acero de ultraalto carbono, además de duplicar la resiliencia del acero al cromo y molibdeno en la orientación "en serie". Estos resultados ponen de manifiesto la importancia de las intercaras en las propiedades mecánicas de los materiales compuestos.

  12. Comportamiento del acero de baja aleación SA-508 y del acero al carbono A-410b en las condiciones de operación y parada del circuito primario de los reactores de agua ligera tipo PWR

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    García-Redondo, María del Sol

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion rate of low alloy steel SA-508 and carbon steel A-410b in simulated operation and shutdown conditions of pressurized water reactor has been determined. Moreover potentiodynamic polarization curves and galvanic effect through coupling of AISI-304 have been carried out under shutdown simulated condition.

    En este trabajo se ha determinado la cinética de corrosión del acero de baja aleación SA-508 y del acero al carbono A-410b en condiciones que simulan la operación y la parada de los reactores de agua ligera a presión. También se han realizado curvas de polarización potenciodinámica y se ha estudiado el acoplamiento galvánico con AISI-304 en condiciones de parada de los reactores de agua ligera a presión.

  13. Application of digital image processing to determine the causes of failures in SAE 1018 carbon steel; Aplicacion del procesamiento digital de imagenes para la determinacion de las causas que provocan fallas en el acero al carbono SAE 1018

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    Bolanos-Rodriguez, E [Escuela Superior de Tizayuca, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Tizayuca, Hidalgo (Mexico)]. E-mail: bola7112@yahoo.com.mx; Gonzalez-Islas, J.C. [Universidad Tecnologica de Tulancingo, Tulancingo, Hidalgo (Mexico)]. E-mail: juanc.gonzalez@utec-tgo.edu.mx; Felipe-Riveron, E.M. [Centro de Investigacion en Computacion, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: edgardo@cic.ipn.mx

    2013-03-15

    The research is focused on determining the causes of failures in the SAE 1018 carbon steel that is used in pipes carrying drinking water. Digital processing of images captured by photomicrographs by scanning electron microscopy coupled with the technique of X-ray microanalysis. The results demonstrate that the low quality of the raw materials and the manufacturing process of steel are the reasons for the occurrence of cracks observed in the material. [Spanish] La investigacion se centra en determinar las causas que provocan fallas en el acero al carbono SAE 1018 que es utilizado en tuberias que transportan agua potable. Se emplea el procesamiento digital de imagenes de las microfotografias captadas por medio de microscopia electronica de barrido, unido a la tecnica de microanalisis de rayos X. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran que la baja calidad de las materias primas y el proceso de manufactura del acero son las razones de la ocurrencia de fisuras observadas en el material.

  14. Objetivos y características de la química computacional y su aplicación al estudio de los materiales de carbono

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    D. Suarez

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de la Química Computacional(QC es predecir todo tipo de propiedadesmoleculares de sistemas químicos. Adicionalmente,la QC ofrece información útil para racionalizar ointerpretar tendencias y enunciar relaciones deestructura-actividad. Para ello, la QC emplea unaamplia gama de técnicas teóricas en constantedesarrollo y mejora. La naturaleza del modelomolecular de interés y la del problema o propiedada estudiar condicionan la selección del método(s autilizar. Muchas de las herramientas de la QC puedenser aplicadas por todo tipo de científicos, no sólopor especialistas. Es necesario un conocimientobásico de los fundamentos de los métodos teóricos,capacidad de análisis crítico de los resultados, ciertahabilidad en el manejo del software y acceso arecursos de hardware optimizados para cálculo dealtas prestaciones. La caracterización de los nuevosmateriales de carbono (nanotubos, grafenos, etc.ha venido haciendo un uso intensivo de la QC. Perola aplicación de la QC es igualmente interesantepara comprender las bases moleculares delcomportamiento de todo tipo de materiales decarbono.

  15. Empleo de la cáscara de arroz en la fundición de piezas de acero al carbono//Using of rice husk in the carbon steel casting parts process

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    Juan Carlos Cruz-Pérez

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Los materiales auxiliares desempeñan un papel importante en el aumento de la eficiencia tecnológica del proceso de fundición de piezas de acero al carbono. En este artículo se exponen los primeros resultados del empleo de la cáscara de arroz como material termoaislante en la obtención de piezas fundidas de acero al carbono. En los experimentos se evaluó la influencia  de seis combinaciones de las variables espesor de pared del casquillo y capa de cobertura. En la confección de los casquillos se utilizó cáscara de arroz triturada, la que posteriormente fue aglutinada con silicato de sodio, apisonada y endurecida con CO2, mientras que la cobertura se utilizó sin procesamiento previo. El mayor nivel de entrega de acero se obtuvo al emplear un espesor de casquillo de 65 mm y una altura de cobertura de 85 mm. El valor del ASAF generado por las variantes experimentales resultó igual o inferior a 0,48. Palabras claves: casquillo termoaislante, polvo de cobertura, cáscara de arroz, acero fundido.______________________________________________________________________________ Abstract Feeding auxiliary materials perform a very important role in improves technological efficiency of carbon steel casting parts process. In this article are exposing the first results in the rice husk using as an insulating material in such process. The variables sleeve thickness and covering thickness’ influence were evaluated in six combinations by means of experiments. In sleeves preparation was used crushed rice husk, which was agglutinated with sodium silicate, compacted and hardened with CO2, meanwhile as covering it was uses without previous preparation. The mayor liquid steel delivering level was get employing 65 mm sleeve thickness and 85 mm covering thickness. The ASAF value generated for experimental variants was equal or inferior to 0.48. Key words: insulating sleeve, riser sleeve, hot topping, rice husk, steel cast.

  16. Helioviewer API

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Helioviewer Project maintains a set of Public APIs with the goal of improving access to solar and heliospheric datasets to scientists, educators, developers,...

  17. Recalls API

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    General Services Administration — This Recalls API allows you to tap into a list of (1) drug and food safety recalls from the Food and Drug Administration, Food Safety and Inspection Service, and...

  18. Jobs API

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    General Services Administration — This Jobs API returns job openings across the federal government and includes all current openings posted on USAJobs.gov that are open to the public and located in...

  19. Compuestos del ciclo del carbono en la zona litoral del municipio Playa, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba.

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    Montalvo, J. F.; García, I.; Esponda, S.C.; Cesar, M.E.; Alburquerque, O.

    2009-01-01

    Se realizaron cinco muestreos entre enero de 2007 y junio de 2008 a la zona costera del municipio Playa, con el fin de evaluar los contenidos de los compuestos del ciclo del carbono. Los parámetros estudiados en la matriz agua fueron carbón orgánico, pH, alcalinidad total, alcalinidad al carbonato, dióxido de carbono total, dióxido de carbono libre, presión parcial de CO2, y contenidos de bicarbonato y carbonato. Los compuestos de carbono orgánico e inorgánico tuvieron una distribución muy he...

  20. Producción de aceros al carbono en hornos de arco eléctrico en condiciones de mineral de manganeso. // Steel production in electric arc furnaces in the condition of use of manganese.

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    E. E. Navas Medina

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo constituye una segunda etapa de investigación relacionada con la producción de acero en hornos de arcoeléctrico con revestimiento básico en condiciones de utilización de mineral de manganeso como sustituto del ferromanganeso.En la investigación se caracteriza el acero producido utilizando el mineral de manganeso en dos variantes tecnológicasdiferentes y se determinan parámetros importantes, tales como la estructura del acero obtenido, la influencia de lacomposición química y la temperatura en la reducción del Mn. Adicionalmente, se determina la composición química de laescoria, su basicidad e influencia en el aprovechamiento del Mn del mineral, así como, lo que significa la sustitución delFeMn en la problemática medioambiental.Palabras claves: Producción de aceros al carbono, hornos de arco eléctricos, mineral de manganeso.______________________________________________________________________________Abstract:This present work constitutes the second stage of investigation in relation with the steel production bymeans of electric arc furnaces in the condition of use of manganese ores as a substitute of theferromanganese. In the investigation, the steel manufactured is analyzed the manganese ore in twodifferent technological variants and some important parameters are determined such as: the chemicalcomposition's structure of the steel, the influence of temperature in the reduction of Mn. Moreover, ananalysis of the chemical composition of the slag and the influence in the environmental is realized.Key words: Carbon steel production, electric arc furnaces, manganese mineral.

  1. Filamentos de carbono en hormigones

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    J. Vera-Agulló

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se exponen las principales ventajas de las fibras de carbono en su aplicación como refuerzo en hormigones, haciendo también mención a sus importantes limitaciones económicas.

  2. Procedimientos y análisis END y ED de soldaduras a tope SMAW, MAG y TIG, de acero al carbono F-114 para construcción

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    CLIMENT BALBASTRE, JUAN JOSÉ

    2011-01-01

    Trabajo científico técnico.El objeto del proyecto es la comparación entre tres chapas. Cada una de las chapas tiene un procedimiento de soldadura diferente: Chapa 1. Método SMAW. Chapa 2. Método MAG. Chapa 3. Método TIG. Una vez estas han sido soldadas, se procederá mediante ensayos no destructivos y ensayos destructivos a descubrir las características de estas. Al final de la realización de todos estos ensayos, se concluirá con la elección de la soldadura más apropiada para este acero. La...

  3. Drug Interaction API

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Interaction API is a web service for accessing drug-drug interactions. No license is needed to use the Interaction API. Currently, the API uses DrugBank for its...

  4. Study of an API migration for two XML APIs

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    Bartholomei, T.T.; Czarnecki, K.; Lämmel, R.; Storm, T. van der; Brand, M.G.J. van den; Gasevic, D.; Gray, J.

    2010-01-01

    API migration refers to adapting an application such that its dependence on a given API (the source API) is eliminated in favor of depending on an alternative API (the target API) with the source and target APIs serving the same domain. One may attempt to automate API migration by code transformatio

  5. Las nanoestructuras de carbono como analitos y herramientas en la química analítica actual

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    Suárez González, Beatriz

    2011-01-01

    Esta Tesis Doctoral se ha centrado en: 1,- El desarrollo de procesos analíticos eficaces y fiables que permitan la caracterización y cuantificación de nanoestructuras de carbono (fundamentalmente nanotubos de carbono mono- y multicapa). 2,- Desarrollar nuevas herramientas analíticas basadas en el uso de nanoestructuras de carbonos que comprenden dos aspectos básicos: como material absorbente en procesos de extracción en fase sólida y como fase pseudoestacionaria con vistas al desarrollo de nu...

  6. SIMULACIÓN EXPERIMENTAL Y NUMÉRICA DE UN PROCESO DE TREFILADO HÚMEDO DE UN ALAMBRE DE ACERO AL CARBONO EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE DAMP WIRE DRAWING PROCESS OF A CARBON STEEL

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    Ennio L Rojas

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un análisis experimental y numérico para la descripción del comportamiento mecánico de un alambre de acero al carbono durante un proceso industrial de trefilado húmedo. En primer lugar, se hizo una campaña experimental de mediciones de fuerza de trefilado de las doce reducciones presentes en el proceso. En segundo lugar, se llevaron a cabo ensayos de tracción con objeto de caracterizar el comportamiento mecánico del material en cada etapa de reducción. En estos ensayos se obtuvieron curvas de tensión-deformación que, en conjunto a las respuestas calculadas a partir de la simulación de los ensayos, permitieron derivar la evolución de los parámetros elásticos y plásticos característicos del material a medida que se reduce su diámetro. De dicha evolución se constató el gran endurecimiento que experimenta el material durante el proceso el que, a su vez, condiciona fuertemente su trefilabilidad. Las simulaciones se realizaron por medio de un modelo elastoplástico de grandes deformaciones implementado en un programa de cálculo preexistente, basado en el método de elementos finitos, denominado VULCAN. Luego, los parámetros del material obtenidos en los ensayos de tracción fueron considerados en la simulación del proceso de deformación que ocurre durante el paso del alambre a través de los dados. Los resultados de la simulación se consideran aceptables y representativos del comportamiento del alambre en el proceso.This paper presents an experimental and numerical analysis for the description of the mechanical behaviour of a carbon steel wire during an industrial process of damp drawing. Firstly, an experimental procedure aimed at measuring wire drawing forces in the twelve reductions present in the process was performed. Secondly, tensile tests were carried out in order to characterize the mechanical behavior of the material for each reduction step. The resulting stress-strain curves together with

  7. Analyzing the Change-Proneness of APIs and web APIs

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    Romano, D.

    2015-01-01

    Analyzing the Change-Proneness of APIs and web APIs APIs and web APIs are used to expose existing business logic and, hence, to ease the reuse of functionalities across multiple software systems. Software systems can use the business logic of legacy systems by binding their APIs and web APIs. With t

  8. Healthcare Finder API

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — All of the data used on the Finder.HealthCare.gov web application is available through this API. There are multiple collections of data available through the API. 1....

  9. NASA Techport API

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The NASA TechPort system provides a RESTful web services API to make technology project data available in a machine-readable format. This API can be used to export...

  10. Resistencia a la oxidación de aleaciones Ni-Cr-Al plaqueadas por láser sobre aceros al carbono e inoxidables austeníticos

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    de Damborenea, J.

    1995-04-01

    Full Text Available Laser surface cladding has been carried out by means of a 5 kW CO2 continuous wave laser on both a mild and a stainless steel. A powder injection technique has been used to deliver a Ni-Cr-Al alloy onto the steel molten pool. After processing, samples were analyzed by optical and scanning electron microscopy in order to know the microstructure and composition of present phases. High temperature corrosion resistance tests were done in an oxidant environment at temperatures of 950 °C. Phase transformations and corrosion behaviour are discussed. A general conclusion is the suitability of these alloys to bear oxidation due to the formation of protective oxide layers on their surface.

    Se realiza un estudio sobre la obtención de recubrimientos de superficie mediante un láser continuo de CO2 de 5 kW de potencia de salida. Mediante la técnica de inyección de partículas, se realizaron plaqueados en superficie de Ni-Cr-Al sobre un acero suave y otro inoxidable de tipo 316. Tras el procesado, se estudió la microestructura de las probetas obtenidas. Posteriormente, se procedió a su ensayo en atmósfera oxidante a 950 °C, observándose la evolución de la microestructura, la formación de las capas de óxido y la cinética del proceso. Como conclusión general, destaca, independientemente de la base sobre la que se obtienen los recubrimientos, la gran resistencia del material a la oxidación, seguramente debida a la formación de capas de alúmina que actúan como barreras frente al ataque del oxidante.

  11. Android quick APIs reference

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    Cinar, Onur

    2015-01-01

    The Android Quick APIs Reference is a condensed code and APIs reference for the new Google Android 5.0 SDK. It presents the essential Android APIs in a well-organized format that can be used as a handy reference. You won't find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a software development kit and APIs reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any mobile or Android app developer or programmer. In the Android Quick APIs Refe

  12. Nuevos recubrimientos basados en disposiciones ordenadas de nanoparticulas metálicas y nanofibras de carbono

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    Full Text Available Debido al alto grado de control que permite llevar a cabo, el depósito químico en fase vapor (CVD catalizado es uno de los métodos más atractivos para el crecimiento de nanotubos y nanofibras de carbono sobre distintas superficies.

  13. Development of Zn-Al-Cu coatings by hot dip coated technology: preparation and characterization; Obtencion y caracterizacion de recubrimientos Zn-Al-Cu por inmersion en caliente sobre aceros de bajo carbono

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    Cervantes, J.; Barba, A.; Hernandez, M. A.; Salas, J.; Espinoza, J. L.; Denova, C.; Torres-Villasenor, G.; Conde, A.; Covelo, A.; Valdez, R.

    2013-07-01

    In the present study, research concerning Zn-Al-Cu coatings on low carbon steels has been conducted in order to characterize different properties obtained by a hot-dip coated process. The results include preparation procedure as well as the processing parameters of the coatings. The obtained coatings were subjected to a cold rolling process followed by an anneal heat treatment at different temperatures and under different time conditions. The structural characteristics of coatings have been investigated by optical and electron microscopy. The mechanical properties were obtained by using micro-hardness testing, deep drawing and wear tests whereas chemical analyses were carried out using the SEM/EDAX microprobe. The corrosion properties were achieved by using a salt spray fog chamber and potentiodynamic tests in a saline solution. The coatings are resistant to corrosion and wear in the presence of sodium chloride, therefore, the coatings could be an attractive alternative for application in coastal areas, and adequate wear adhesive resistance. (Author)

  14. Technological impact in steels degree API 5L X-70 for the manufacture of resistant ducts of 36 inches of diameter to the bitter gas; Impacto tecnologico de aceros grado API 5L X-70 para la fabricacion de ductos de 36 pulgadas de diametro resistentes al gas amargo

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    Aramburo Perez, G.; Garcia Galan, S.; Perez Campos, R.; Juarez Islas, J.A. [Facultad de Quimica, UNAM, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

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    Several steel plates in the as-hot rolled plus cooled condition were studied, in order to evaluate the impact of the steelmaking route and the controlled thermomechanical processing plus the cooling media. The steelmaking route to produce the slabs involved the use of 100% sponge iron which was feed into an electric arc furnace, vacuum degassed, ladle treated and continuously cast. After soaking, a controlled thermomechanical processing the resulting steel plates cooled in air showed a banded structure, which sometimes presented a central segregation region. The worst plates with a central segregation region showed intermetallic compounds in it. After modifications of the steelmaking route and the controlled thermomechanical/cooling schedule, a steel plate with a ferritic microstructure plus 0.5% in vol of bainite was obtained. This microstructure together with the resulting mechanical properties, fulfilled the API grade 5LX-70 properties, required by the petroleum industry. [Spanish] Se evaluo el impacto del proceso en la fabricacion de planchones de acero grado APIX-70, asimismo, el proceso de deformacion termomecanico controlado, mas enfriamiento de placas. El proceso para producir los planchones involucra el uso de 100% de hierro esponja, el cual es alimentado a un horno electrico, desgasificado al vacio y colado continuamente. Al planchon resultante se le aplica un programa de laminacion en caliente controlado y a las placas resultantes se le aplica un enfriamiento al aire o acelerado. La mayoria de las placas enfriadas al aire mostraron una estructura bandeada, algunas presentaron una region con segregacion central y otras las segregacion central mas la presencia de intermetalicos. Despues de modificar el proceso de fabricacion del acero, su control termomecanico y su programa de enfriamiento, se obtuvo una placa con una microestructura ferrifica mas un 0.5% en volumen de bainita. Esta microestructura junto con el resultado de sus propiedades mecanicas

  15. API Global Sourcing Strategies 2010.

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    Bennett, Shannon

    2010-09-01

    The API Global Sourcing Strategies 2010 Conference, held in Berlin, included topics covering new developments in the field of global sourcing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). This conference report highlights selected presentations on development in Eastern API markets, specifically India and China, factors influencing changes in global API sourcing, and risk mitigation in API sourcing.

  16. Google Ajax Search API

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    2007-01-01

    Use the Google Ajax Search API to integrateweb search, image search, localsearch, and other types of search intoyour web site by embedding a simple, dynamicsearch box to display search resultsin your own web pages using a fewlines of JavaScript. For those who do not want to write code,the search wizards and solutions builtwith the Google Ajax Search API generatecode to accomplish common taskslike adding local search results to a GoogleMaps API mashup, adding videosearch thumbnails to your web site, oradding a news reel with the latest up todate stories to your blog. More advanced users can

  17. Corporate Consumer Contact API

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    General Services Administration — The data in the Corporate Consumer Contact API is based on the content you can find in the Corporate Consumer Contact listing in the Consumer Action Handbook (PDF)....

  18. Mars Rover Photos API

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This API is designed to collect image data gathered by NASA's Curiosity, Opportunity, and Spirit rovers on Mars and make it more easily available to other...

  19. GIBS API for Developers

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — API using Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) designed to deliver global, full-resolution satellite imagery to users in a highly responsive manner, enabling...

  20. Aspectos Contábeis dos Créditos de Carbono: Estudo com Autores Nacionais

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetiva verificar o entendimento de autores nacionais no que concerne à classificação, forma de reconhecimento e mensuração das operações com créditos de carbono. O estudo de natureza descritiva foi realizado em 2011, por meio de pesquisa de levantamento ou survey, com abordagem quantitativa. Utilizou-se o questionário como instrumento de coleta de dados, que foi enviado a 23 pesquisadores nacionais que possuem publicação de artigos relacionados à contabilização dos créditos de carbono em periódicos nacionais. Obtiveram-se nove respostas, que constituíram numa amostra por acessibilidade. Para a análise dos dados obtidos optou-se pelo uso da técnica da entropia informacional. Os resultados do estudo mostraram que, quanto à classificação dos créditos de carbono, há um entendimento maior entre os autores de que se trata de ativos especiais e que não podem ser considerados como commodity. Observou-se que não há consenso entre os autores em classificar os créditos de carbono como ativo intangível ou estoque. Deste modo, concluiu-se que ainda existem divergências no entendimento dos autores analisados no que concerne aos aspectos contábeis das operações com créditos de carbono. O artigo contribui principalmente na medida em que busca consolidar diferentes opiniões de autores, que pesquisam sobre a temática, demonstrando aspectos convergentes e divergentes, além de enfatizar lacunas para desenvolver pesquisas futuras.

  1. IBM System i APIs at Work

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    Vining, Bruce; Hawkins, Ron

    2007-01-01

    This new edition of the bestselling i5 application programming interface (API) book includes powerful new APIs and updated code to give programmers a working knowledge of the APIs available under i5/OS. Using real business-world examples, this book explains APIs that serve webpages, list APIs, APIs that work with user spaces, dynamic index APIs, APIs that retrieve system values, job information and job queue information APIs, APIs that work with data queues, APIs for error handling and message handling, and spool file APIs, among many others. Completely revised and including eight new chapters

  2. Uma breve revisão histórica do desenvolvimento da soldagem dos aços API para tubulações A brief history review of development on API steels welding for pipeline

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    Jaime Casanova Soeiro Junior

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho enfoca o desenvolvimento dos aços API para tubulações desde o aço API 5L X42, desenvolvido em 1948, através de laminação a quente seguida de tratamento térmico. Desde então foram feitos diferentes desenvolvimentos visando aumentar a resistência mecânica e a tenacidade, além de melhorar a soldabilidade. Entre eles, a adição de elementos de liga, produzindo os aços ARBL e a utilização de rotas de processamento termomecânico durante a laminação. Inicialmente a rota utilizada era a laminação a quente controlada (TMCR, com utilização de elemento microligante como Nb para os aços X60 e o conjunto Nb e V para os aços X65 e X70, associado a uma redução do teor de carbono. Posteriormente foi implantada a rota de fabricação do aço por laminação controlada seguida de resfriamento controlado (TMCP, com redução de carbono e adição de Nb e Ti para os aços X80, e adições de Mo, Nb, Be Ti para os X100. A redução do carbono foi motivada também para melhorar a sua soldabilidade e, por este motivo, estes aços são soldados por diferentes processos de soldagem, como o eletrodo revestido. Desenvolvimentos recentes com raiz feita com MAG-TC e enchimento com arame tubular tem dado resultados animadores.This paper is a brief history on the development of pipelines steels since the API 5L X42 steel, developed in 1948 by hot rolling followed by heat treatment. Subsequently different developments were made to increase the strength and toughness of these materials, and to improve their weldability. Among them, the addition of microalloying elements, producing HSLA steels and thermomechanical processing routes during hot rolling. Initially the route used was the controlled hot rolling (TMCR, together with microalloying element such as Nb for X60 steel and Nb plus V for X65 and X70 steels, associated with a reduction in carbon content. Later, the thermomechanical controlled process (TMCP manufacturing route was

  3. Comparative study in the induced corrosion by sulfate reducing microorganisms, in a stainless steel 304L sensitized and a carbon steel API X65; Estudio comparativo de la corrosion inducida por microorganismos sulfatorreductores, en un acero inoxidable 304L sensibilizado y un acero al carbono API X65

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    Diaz S, A.; Gonzalez F, E.; Arganis J, C.; Luna C, P.; Carapia M, L. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca Km. 36.5, 52045 Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: ads@nuclear.inin.mx

    2004-07-01

    In spite of the operational experience related with the presence of the phenomenon of microbiological corrosion (MIC) in industrial components, it was not but until the decade of the 80 s when the nuclear industry recognized its influence in some systems of Nuclear Generating Power plants. At the moment, diverse studies that have tried to explain the generation mechanism of this phenomenon exist; however, they are even important queries that to solve, especially those related with the particularities of the affected metallic substrates. Presently work, the electrochemical behavior of samples of stainless steel AISI 304L sensitized is evaluated and the carbon steel APIX65, before the action of sulfate reducing microorganisms low the same experimental conditions; found that for the APIX65 the presence of this type of bacteria promoted the formation of a stable biofilm that allowed the maintenance of the microorganisms that damaged the material in isolated places where stings were generated; while in the AISI 304L, it was not detected damage associated to the inoculated media. The techniques of Resistance to the Polarization and Tafel Extrapolation, allowed the calculation of the speed of uniform corrosion, parameter that doesn't seem to be influenced by the presence of the microorganisms; while that noise electrochemical it distinguished in real time, the effect of the sulfate reducing in the steel APIX65. (Author)

  4. Contracting the Facebook API

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    Ben Rubinger

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, there has been an explosive growth in the popularity of online social networks such as Facebook. In a new twist, third party developers are now able to create their own web applications which plug into Facebook and work with Facebook's "social" data, enabling the entire Facebook user base of more than 400 million active users to use such applications. These client applications can contain subtle errors that can be hard to debug if they misuse the Facebook API. In this paper we present an experience report on applying Microsoft's new code contract system for the .NET framework to the Facebook API.We wrote contracts for several classes in the Facebook API wrapper which allows Microsoft .NET developers to implement Facebook applications. We evaluated the usefulness of these contracts during implementation of a new Facebook application. Our experience indicates that having code contracts provides a better and quicker software development experience.

  5. Mars Atmospheric Aggregation System API

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The {MAAS} API is an open source REST API built to help make it easier and more efficient to build interactive applications that want to utilize the wealth of...

  6. Data.gov CKAN API

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    General Services Administration — The data.gov catalog is powered by CKAN, a powerful open source data platform that includes a robust API. Please be aware that data.gov and the data.gov CKAN API...

  7. Evaluación del secuestro de carbono con diferentes alternativas de gestión selvícola en monte bajo de castaño en el Norte de España

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    Prada Monteagudo, Marta

    2014-01-01

    Las masas forestales y las actividades de manejo forestal juegan un papel importante en la fijación del carbono. Los objetivos del estudio fueron determinar la línea base de almacenamiento de carbono en monte bajo de castaño (Castanea sativa Mill.), evaluar el efecto de la gestión forestal y validar los resultados del modelo. El área de estudio se localiza en el norte de España. El modelo CO2FIX se utilizó para estimar el contenido de carbono en la biomasa, suelo y productos, evaluándose 5 al...

  8. Secuestro de carbono en la biomasa aérea de un sistema agrosilvopastoril de Cocos nucifera, Leucaena leucocephala Var. Cunningham y Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115

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    J. M. Anguiano

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de estimar el secuestro de carbono en la biomasa aérea de un sistema agrosilvopastoril (sasp compuesto por cocotero (Cocos nucifera, Leucaena leucocephala Var. Cunningham sembrada en alta densidad y Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115, se llevó a cabo un estudio en un suelo con textura franco arcillo- arenosa. Se utilizó un diseño en bloques al azar con arreglo en parcelas divididas con cuatro tratamientos 0, 40, 60 y 80 mil árboles de leucaena ha-1 y tres repeticiones; la evaluación duró desde su establecimiento hasta 340 días de edad. Los resultados muestran diferencia estadística (P<0.001 en el secuestro de carbono con 101.19d, 109.73c, 122.00b y 128.62a t C+ha-1año-1 para los sasp de 0, 40, 60 y 80 mil plantas de leucaena ha-1, respectivamente. El mayor aporte de secuestro de carbono lo realizó el cocotero que aportó del 60 al 80% del total del sasp y existió una relación inversa de secuestro de carbono de la gramínea al incrementar la densidad de la leguminosa. El tratamiento que incorpora la siembra en alta densidad de la leguminosa arbórea logró un mayor secuestro de carbono.

  9. Evaluación de la susceptibilidad a la corrosión por picado del acero API 5L x42 expuesto a un ambiente con cloruros y CO2 mediante la técnica de ruido electroquímico

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    Rodríguez-Vanegas, N.

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The concentration of chloride ions and the partial pressure of CO2 play an important role in the degradation of low-carbon steels used for the construction of pipelines in oil and gas industry. In order to evaluate the susceptibility of carbon steel API 5L X42 to pitting corrosion electrochemical noise and linear polarization resistance measurements were carried out in aqueous solutions containing chloride ions and CO2. The concentration of chloride ions was varied between, 10000 and 18000 ppm, and the CO2 partial pressure between 10 psi and 18 psi. Experimental results pointed out that the formation of protective layer, consisting mainly of FeCO 3, depends on the partial pressure of CO2 in the system. Nevertheless, the stability of this layer was considerably affected by increasing the concentration of chloride ions causing that localized corrosion has taken place in some areas of the surface of API 5L X42, which were detected by electrochemical noise echnique.La concentración de iones cloruro y la presión parcial de CO2, tienen un papel importante en el proceso de degradación de los aceros de bajo carbono empleados en la construcción de líneas de transporte en industrias petroleras. Con el fin de evaluar la susceptibilidad del acero al carbono API 5L X42 a la corrosión por picado, se realizaron medidas de ruido electroquímico y resistencia a la polarización lineal en soluciones acuosas de iones cloruro con concentraciones entre 10.000 y 18.000 ppm, variando la presión parcial de CO2 entre 10 psi y 18 psi. Los resultados indican que la formación de una capa protectora, constituida principalmente por FeCO3, depende de la presión parcial de CO2 del sistema. No obstante, la estabilidad de dicha capa es afectada significativamente por el aumento de la concentración de iones cloruro, que producen fenómenos de corrosión localizada en algunas áreas de la superficie del acero API 5L X42, los cuales fueron detectados por la técnica de

  10. CARBONO LÁBIL COMO UN INDICADOR DE CAMBIOS EN DOS SUELOS BAJO DIFERENTES USOS

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    Milagros Ginebra Aguilar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La materia orgánica en el suelo es un componente clave en la reserva y ciclo del carbono. En condiciones naturales el carbono se incorpora al suelo a través del aporte continuo de material orgánico; sin embargo, existen prácticas de uso de la tierra que generan una disminución del carbono orgánico en el tiempo, a la vez hay prácticas de uso sostenible que favorecen su captura y acumulación. La determinación de fracciones lábiles de carbono orgánico del suelo, constituye una práctica frecuente para evaluar cambios en la calidad de la materia orgánica bajo distintos manejos. Se comparó el contenido de carbono lábil (COS L en la capa 0-20 cm de un suelo Ferralítico Rojo Típico con el de un Ferrítico Rojo Oscuro Típico, sometidos a tres usos del suelo (sin explotación, cultivo diversificado y cultivo intensivo. La extracción del COS L se realizó por oxidación con permanganato de potasio a 0,02 mg L -1 y las determinaciones se hicieron colorimétricamente. Se encontró que independientemente del uso, el contenido de COS L fue superior en el suelo Ferralítico que en el Ferrítico y que para ambos suelos los contenidos disminuyeron en las áreas bajo cultivo intensivo con relación a las áreas sin explotación; además, en el sistema diversificado, donde se aplican principios de Manejo Sostenible de Tierras, este indicador tiende a recuperarse. Estos resultados sugieren la inclusión de la determinación del COS L , como indicador de alerta del efecto de los usos del suelo sobre su calidad

  11. Web API Fragility: How Robust is Your Web API Client

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    Espinha, T.; Zaidman, A.; Gross, H.G.

    2014-01-01

    Web APIs provide a systematic and extensible approach for application-to-application interaction. A large number of mobile applications makes use of web APIs to integrate services into apps. Each Web API’s evolution pace is determined by their respective developer and mobile application developers a

  12. Materiales de carbono para desalinización de aguas mediante desionización capacitiva

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    Díaz Baizán, Patricia

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo muestra los resultados obtenidos al emplear materiales de carbono de elevada área superficial en el proceso de desalinización de aguas mediante desionización capacitiva (CDI). Esta técnica electroquímica, basada en la formación de la doble capa eléctrica en la interfase electrodo/electrolito para retener las sales presentes en el agua tratada, es una alternativa energéticamente menos costosa a las tecnologías comúnmente empleadas como son la ósmosis inversa y la destilació...

  13. CAMBIOS EN LAS RESERVAS DE CARBONO ORGÁNICO DEL SUELO BAJO DIFERENTES COBERTURAS

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    José I. Bojórquez Serrano; Lucía A. Castillo Pacheco; Alberto Hernández Jiménez; Juan D. García Paredes; Alberto Madueño Molina

    2015-01-01

    Las reservas de carbono orgánico en los suelos (COS) y sus cambios en el tiempo son un tema ambiental de actualidad, asimismo las pérdidas de COS que ocurren con la conversión de ecosistemas naturales a agrosistemas, contribuyen con emisiones a la atmósfera, al calentamiento global y el cambio climático. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar los cambios en las reservas de COS bajo diferentes coberturas de la cuenca del río Mololoa, Nayarit, México. El análisis de los cambios se rea...

  14. Learning Bing maps API

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    Sinani, Artan

    2013-01-01

    This is a practical, hands-on guide with illustrative examples, which will help you explore the vast universe of Bing maps.If you are a developer who wants to learn how to exploit the numerous features of Bing Maps then this book is ideal for you. It can also be useful for more experienced developers who wish to explore other areas of the APIs. It is assumed that you have some knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. For some chapters a working knowledge of .Net and Visual Studio is also needed.

  15. AUTOMATED API TESTING APPROACH

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    SUNIL L. BANGARE

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Software testing is an investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the product or service under test. With the help of software testing we can verify or validate the software product. Normally testing will be done after development of software but we can perform the software testing at the time of development process also. This paper will give you a brief introduction about Automated API Testing Tool. This tool of testing will reduce lots of headache after the whole development of software. It saves time as well as money. Such type of testing is helpful in the Industries & Colleges also.

  16. Contracting the Facebook API

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    2010-01-01

    In recent years, there has been an explosive growth in the popularity of online social networks such as Facebook. In a new twist, third party developers are now able to create their own web applications which plug into Facebook and work with Facebook's "social" data, enabling the entire Facebook user base of more than 400 million active users to use such applications. These client applications can contain subtle errors that can be hard to debug if they misuse the Facebook API. In this paper w...

  17. Variabilidad climática y la acumulación de carbono orgánico en el sector sur de la Corriente de California durante las etapas isotópicas marinas 1, 2 y 3

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    Alberto Sánchez; Carriquiry, José D.; B. Estela López-Ortiz

    2010-01-01

    La bomba biológica en el océano desempeña un papel muy importante en el ciclo de carbono global. Las tasas de enterramiento de carbono orgánico (Corg) al sur de los 40° de latitud norte en el Pacífico nororiental sugieren una mejor preservación de la productividad exportada durante el último periodo glaciar. La compilación de datos sobre la tasa de acumulación de Corg permitió extender el registro del Pacífico nororiental al sector sur de la Corriente de California, que corresponde al Pacífic...

  18. Twitter manager GO API intended for GNU Social API

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    Janiga, Jaroslav

    2015-01-01

    The bachelor’s thesis had two goals. The first one was to create API for GO programming language that communicates with GNU Social API. The second one was to create an application that uses the mentioned API. The main purpose of creating the application was to reduce the time spent with the login and logout of the accounts by the members in the white team. The application is intended for training purposes in JYVSECTEC project at JAMK University of Applied Sciences. JYVSECTEC sta...

  19. A Review on Genomics APIs

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    Rajeswari Swaminathan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The constant improvement and falling prices of whole human genome Next Generation Sequencing (NGS has resulted in rapid adoption of genomic information at both clinics and research institutions. Considered together, the complexity of genomics data, due to its large volume and diversity along with the need for genomic data sharing, has resulted in the creation of Application Programming Interface (API for secure, modular, interoperable access to genomic data from different applications, platforms, and even organizations. The Genomics APIs are a set of special protocols that assist software developers in dealing with multiple genomic data sources for building seamless, interoperable applications leading to the advancement of both genomic and clinical research. These APIs help define a standard for retrieval of genomic data from multiple sources as well as to better package genomic information for integration with Electronic Health Records. This review covers three currently available Genomics APIs: a Google Genomics, b SMART Genomics, and c 23andMe. The functionalities, reference implementations (if available and authentication protocols of each API are reviewed. A comparative analysis of the different features across the three APIs is provided in the Discussion section. Though Genomics APIs are still under active development and have yet to reach widespread adoption, they hold the promise to make building of complicated genomics applications easier with downstream constructive effects on healthcare.

  20. Intro to the Zotero API

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    Amanda Morton

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use python with the Zotero API to interact with your Zotero library. The Zotero API is a powerful interface that would allow you to build a complete Zotero client from scratch if you so desired. But like most APIs, it works in small, discrete steps, so we have to build our way up to the complicated requests we might want to use to access our Zotero libraries. But this incremental building gives us plenty of time to learn as we go along.

  1. Contribuição dos créditos de carbono na viabilidade econômica dos contratos de fomento florestal no sul da Bahia

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    Erlon Barbosa Valdetaro

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A região do extremo sul da Bahia é caracterizada por sua extensa produção de eucalipto. Grandes empresas do setor de celulose e papel desempenham importante função na economia da região através dos programas de fomento florestal. Além disso, tem-se que alguns produtores fomentados por essas empresas possuem interesse em incrementar o retorno financeiro de seus contratos de fomento florestal através do recebimento de crédito de carbono. Nesse contexto, este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a contribuição dos créditos de carbono na viabilidade econômica nos contratos de fomento florestal da região. O Valor Presente Líquido (VPL, a Taxa Interna de Retorno (TIR e o Valor Anual Equivalente (VAE foram os indicadores utilizados na avaliação financeira, a uma taxa de desconto de 10% ao ano, em 45 contratos de fomento distribuídos em 11 municípios da região, e estimou-se o potencial de estocagem de carbono utilizando dados de estoque de carbono do momento em que os contratos atingiram a idade técnica de corte. Os produtores florestais informaram dados referentes à produção, produtividade e rentabilidade do plantio de eucalipto em seus contratos de fomento. Os resultados da pesquisa mostram que a comercialização dos créditos de carbono pode aumentar consideravelmente a viabilidade financeira do contrato de fomento. Dessa forma, pode-se concluir que o comércio de créditos de carbono é uma atividade viável na região e aumentará os ganhos dos produtores fomentados.

  2. ALMACÉN DE CARBONO EN SISTEMAS AGROFORESTALES CON CAFÉ

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    William Espinoza-Domínguez; L. Krishnamurthy; Antonio Vázquez-Alarcón; Antonio Torres- Rivera

    2012-01-01

    El presente estudio se realizó con el objetivo de estimar el almacén de carbono en sistemas agroforestales (SAF) con base en café en la región de Huatusco, zona de mayor producción de café (Coffea arabiga L.) en el estado de Veracruz, México, a fin de obtener información cuantitativa sobre el potencial de mitigación de carbono en los SAF de la región. Para ello, se estimaron los reservorios de carbono en biomasa vegetal y la materia orgánica edáfica existentes en sistemas agroforestales de ca...

  3. Efecto de plantaciones dendroenergéticas en el carbono a nivel de suelo, en dos suelos contrastantes de la región de Biobío, Chile

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    Edwin Esquivel; Rafael Rubilar; Simón Sandoval; Eduardo Acuña; Jorge Cancino; Miguel Espinosa; Fernando Muñoz

    2013-01-01

    La biomasa forestal como fuente de energía proveniente de plantaciones dendroenergéticas, al compararla con combustibles fósiles, presenta la ventaja de producir energía carbono-neutral, dado el secuestro de carbono (C) fijado en la biomasa producida y los aportes al suelo. Plantaciones forestales de corta rotación, altas densidades, y localizadas en terrenos marginales pueden representar una excelente oportunidad de producción de biomasa para la producción de energía o combustibles. Sin emba...

  4. Study of the sulphide stress corrosion cracking (SSCC) resistance of API SL GR B and X60 pipeline steels. Evaluacion de la resistencia al agrietamiento por corrosion-tension en medios sulfhidricos (SSCC) de aceros para tuberias Calidad API 5L Grados B y X60

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    Bao-Iturbe, C. (Babcock and Wilcox Espaola. S.A. Bilbao (Spain)); Gutierrez de Saiz-Solabarria (Univ. Pais Vasco. Departamento Ingenieria Metalurgica y Control de Materiales. Bilbao (Spain))

    1993-01-01

    A study of the sulphide stress corrosion cracking resistance at room temperature of API 5L Cr B and X60 pipeline steels has been carried out. The theoretical mechanisms in order to explain these phenomena and several operational failures of pipeline steel due to SSCC have been reviewed and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) standard concerning SSCC has been described. The main factors of influence of the SSCC have been analysed, results are presented and conclusions are elaborated. (Author) 32 ref.

  5. Comportamiento del monóxido de carbono y el clima en la ciudad de Toluca, de 1995 a 2001

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    Julio César Hernández Romero

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los gases contaminantes con mayor distribución y concentración en Toluca y su área metropolitana es el monóxido de carbono que, al igual que el dióxido de azufre y el dióxido de carbono, es generado principalmente por la combustión automotriz y, en segundo lugar por el sector industrial. Sin embargo, debido a la activa dinámica de los vientos en la mayor parte del año, estos gases tienden a dispersarse en todo el valle; solamente durante el invierno la concentración y la distribución del monóxido de carbono se encuentran por encima de las normas establecidas en la legislación vigente. Por eso se considera la calidad del aire como satisfactoria, aunque por su combinación con las bajas temperaturas del periodo invernal y la baja humedad del aire, tiende a representar riesgos para la salud humana.

  6. Efecto del vanadio en la forja en tibio de un acero con contenido medio de carbono

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    García-Mateo, C.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available In the present work the influence of vanadium on the microstructure and mechanical properties of a medium carbon steel forged below 900°C is analysed. Undisolved V(CN refines the microstructure and together with reprecipitated particles during cooling contribute to strengthening. Both effects maintain mechanical strength levels without decreasing toughness values.

    En el presente trabajo se analiza la influencia del vanadio en la microestructura y en la resistencia mecánica de un acero con contenido medio de carbono, tras ser deformado por compresión plana a temperaturas inferiores a 900°C. Los carbonitruros de vanadio no disueltos afinan la microestructura y junto a los reprecipitados durante el enfriamiento contribuyen al endurecimiento por precipitación, manteniendo la resistencia mecánica y logrando una tenacidad aceptable al bajar la temperatura de deformación.

  7. La Dieta del Dióxido de Carbono (CO2

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    Jorge Medina Valtierra

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Hoy en día y frecuentemente estamos viviendo el incremento de los desastres naturales en nuestro planeta y además sabemos que esto se debe al fenómeno llamado calentamiento global. Si este fenómeno continúa en aumento, muy pronto se tendrá un resultado devastador en el clima de la Tierra, aún para un aumento global de tan solo 2 ºC en un tiempo corto. El dióxido de carbono (CO2 es un importante contaminante cuya concentración aumenta y contribuye notablemente a tal sistema anómalo. Pero, un aumento en la temperatura del aire incrementará también la cantidad de vapor de agua en la atmósfera, añadiendo con esto más "fuego" al fenómeno señalado.

  8. Aggressiveness index of Apis Mellifera (Hymenoptera: Aapidae) Índice de agresividad en Apis mellifera ( Hymenoptera: Aapidae )

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    Sierra Omar Danilo; Insuasty Torres Jennyfer

    2004-01-01

    An index measuring the aggressiveness among ten colonies of Apis mellifera was elaborated based on the third generation synthetic indices by Charum et al. (1999). The index values are subject to a fixed parameter used as the beginning or standard value, and correspond to the aggressive features of some Africans colonies studied by Rothenbuler et al. (1968). In the ten colonies the index values are notably smaller than those of African colonies and are biased to the lowest values. This indicat...

  9. Maximização do teor de carbono fixo em biocarvão aplicado ao sequestro de carbono

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    Alessandra L. da Róz

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOA emissão de dióxido de carbono é, atualmente, a principal causa do aquecimento global, devido ao efeito estufa. Ao redor do planeta pesquisadores têm-se esforçado na busca de soluções viáveis para o problema; com isto, o biocarvão está entre as mais recentes propostas de mitigação das mudanças climáticas em razão da sua simplicidade e eficiência. Desta forma, este trabalho teve, por objetivo, maximizar o teor de carbono fixo na produção de biocarvão. Para isso, analisaram-se sete tratamentos, temperaturas de pirólise: 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 e 500 °C. A partir do rendimento gravimétrico de produção e do teor de carbono fixo calcularam-se os respectivos fatores de rendimento gravimétrico para cada tratamento, os quais indicam em qual temperatura se tem a maior quantidade de carbono fixo em função do biocarvão produzido. A pirólise com temperatura máxima de 300 °C indicou o maior fator de rendimento gravimétrico, atingindo 0,22672 C/biocarvão.

  10. Automated Ply Inspection (API) for AFP Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Automated Ply Inspection (API) system autonomously inspects layups created by high speed automated fiber placement (AFP) machines. API comprises a high accuracy...

  11. USAJOBS Job Opportunity Announcements (JOA) SOAP API

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    Office of Personnel Management — The purpose of the SOAP based API is to provide the full Federal Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) content to the consumer. It is anticipated that this API will be...

  12. USAJOBS Job Opportunity Announcements (JOA) REST API

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    Office of Personnel Management — This REST-based API is designed to support lightweight Federal Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) content consumption by consumers. It is anticipated that this API...

  13. API E MIELE NEL MEDITERRANEO ANTICO

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    Matteo Bormetti

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available L’importanza del miele come sostanza culturalmente ed economicamente rilevante nel mondo antico non è stata ancora del tutto indagata. Il miele e le api sono nondimeno presenze assidue e trasversali ai generi e alle tipologie di fonti antiche greche e romane, ed è pertanto da esse che una ricerca sull’argomento deve partire. I manufatti, le tecniche e i concetti descritti dagli antichi devono però essere relazionati con cautela al materiale archeologico rinvenuto, per fare ciò pare indispensabile un approccio che tenga conto delle nozioni biologiche, etologiche e zootecniche di base. Attraverso quest’ottica sono state ricapitolate le evidenze materiali provenienti dal bacino del Mediterraneo e concernenti gli strumenti e le strutture relative all’apicoltura, dalle arnie agli apiari, peril lungo arco cronologico che va dall’età del bronzo alla tarda antichità. Ciò è possibile per la tematica apicola grazie alla conservatività delle tecniche, strettamente legate ai severi dettami della natura fino alla rivoluzione ottocentesca delle arnie razionali a telai mobili del reverendo Langstroth. Sono inoltre analizzati gli utilizzi più frequenti del miele per come descritti dalle fonti letterarie nonché le implicazioni di api e miele nella ritualità e nel simbolismo della morte, del genere e della regalità, sebbene i risultati siano scarsi data la povertà dei riscontri archeologici e la limitata attenzione di cui questo argomento ha fin ora goduto.

  14. The global warming, public goods and carbon market; Calentamiento global, bienes publicos y mercado de carbono

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    Quadri de la Torre, Gabriel [EcoSecurities (Mexico)

    2007-07-15

    The global warming is an issue of the public goods, and demands an outstanding multilateral action, which must to ensure both efficiency and unchanging transition towards an economy of low intensity of carbon. The new system, which is going to replace the Kyoto Protocol, will have compromises for the developing countries and deep implication in the relative competitivity of the nations and companies. [Spanish] El calentamiento global es un problema de bienes publicos que exige una extraordinaria accion multilateral. Esta debe asegurar eficiencia y una transicion fluida hacia una economia de baja intensidad de carbono. El nuevo sistema que sucedera al Protocolo de Kyoto significara compromisos para los paises en vias de desarrollo, y tendra profundas implicaciones en la competitividad relativa de naciones y empresas.

  15. Integración del ciclo del carbono en el proceso de nutrición y bioquímica celular para alcanzar aprendizajes significativos en estudiantes del grado 11 de la Escuela Normal Superior De Ibagué

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    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo pretende a través de estrategias pedagógicas de aula Iintegrar el ciclo del carbono en el proceso nutrición y la bioquímica celular para potenciar un aprendizaje significativo, desarrollar habilidades de pensamiento, y lograr una reflexión en torno a la protección del ambiente, y al auto-cuidado del cuerpo, se espera que los alumnos del grado undécimo de la Escuela Normal Superior de Ibagué tomen conciencia de la importancia del carbono en los carbohidratos, lípidos, prot...

  16. Síntesis, Activación Química y Aplicaciones de Nanoestructuras de Carbono

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    Jiménez Cotillas, Vicente

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo forma parte de un amplio programa de investigación sobre la preparación de nanoestructuras de carbono y su aplicación en procesos de interés energético, industrial y medioambiental que, desde el año 2003 hasta la actualidad, se está desarrollando en el Departamento de Ingeniería Química de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Durante las últimas décadas se ha asistido al inicio de una revolución científica basada en la capacidad de medir, manipular y organizar l...

  17. Flujo de Carbono Orgánico Total (COT en una cuenca andina: caso subcuenca Río Las Piedras

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    María Cristina Ordóñez Díaz

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El estudio se realizó para calcular el flujo de carbono transportado por la cuenca del río Las Piedras, típica representativa de los Andes tropicales suramericanos, reservorio estratégico del recurso hídrico. Se desarrolló una investigación observacional durante 20 meses sobre el recurso hídrico, mediante un diseño completamente aleatorio, estratificado por altura (msnm, analizando el contenido de COT, las propiedades físico-químicas del agua y variables hidrometeorológicas (caudal y variación estacional. La concentración promedio de COT aportada principalmente desde la zona alta fue 9 mgL-1. Se transporta en promedio un flujo de 2003,5 Kg.dia-1 de COT, asociado al caudal y la estacionalidad húmeda. El análisis en relación con variables físico-químicas permite concluir que el río disuelve CO2 en sus aguas. Este estudio contribuye al análisis del comportamiento de los ríos andinos y su aporte al ciclo global del carbono.

  18. Estudo microestrutural do catalisador Ni/gama-Al2O3: efeito da adição de CeO2 na reforma do metano com dióxido de carbono Microstructural study of Ni/gamma-Al2O3 catalyst: addition effects of CeO2 on carbon dioxide reforming of methane

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    Antoninho Valentini

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available The carbon dioxide reforming of methane was carried out over nickel catalysts supported on the gamma-Al2O3/CeO2 system prepared by wet impregnation. With the increase of the CeO2 weight in the catalyst, a higher stability was observed in the catalytic activity, together with an excellent resistance to carbon deposition and a better Ni dispersion. The catalysts were characterized by means of surface area measurements, TPR, H2 chemisorption, XRD, SEM, EDX, XPS and TEM. An interaction between Ni and CeO2 was observed to the Ni/CeO2 sample after activation in a H2 atmosphere above 300 ºC. Such behavior has a significantly influence on the catalytic activity.

  19. Procesos de certificación de proyectos de captura de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI En los Mercados Internacionales de Carbono

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    Sabogal Aguilar Javier

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available En el marco de la mitigación al cambio climático, subyacen dos tipos de mecanismos destinados a disminuir las concentraciones de gases efecto invernadero: en primer lugar, la reducción de emisiones por las fuentes contaminantes; y en segundo lugar, el secuestro o captura de los gases de efecto invernadero (GEI cuantificados en CO2 equivalente en proyectos forestales (conocidos como LULUCF.Los proyectos de mitigación se abordan en el presente artículo por la comparación de los procesos de certificación que deben cumplir los proyectos de captura de gases de efecto invernadero, para acceder a los Mercados Internacionales de Carbono, tanto del Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio (MDL adoptado por el Protocolo de Kioto, como de los Mercados Voluntarios de Carbono (MVC.Como resultados, se presenta el aporte al desarrollo sustentable "local y regional": social, económico y ambiental en disponibilidad y mantenimiento de bienes y servicios ambientales; se resaltan las críticas a los esquemas de mercado analizados, y la incidencia del aporte a la sustentabilidad regional y local en la aprobación. De acuerdo con a lo anterior, los mercados voluntarios de carbono resultan ser más acordes con proyectos de pequeña y mediana escala mientras que el mecanismo de desarrollo limpio favorece en mayor medida aquellos proyectos de mediana y gran escala.

  20. Modelación simple y operativa de la distribución del carbono orgánico por fracciones físicas en los suelos

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    Fernando Paz

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Las emisiones de gases efecto invernadero asociadas al carbono orgánico del suelo (COS son importantes para estudiar cambios en los ecosistemas terrestres. Hay modelos simples que, ofrecen la oportunidad de analizar la dinámica de las alteraciones provocadas por los cambios en el uso de suelo, la vegetación y las prácticas de manejo. En México se dispone de información del COS total y la textura del suelo. En el presente trabajo se analizan diferentes esquemas para parametrizar el modelo COLPOS, el cual se desarrolló para caracterizar la distribución del COS en fracciones físicas del suelo. El modelo considera el COS de diferentes almacenes: materia orgánica particulada (MOP, materia orgánica lábil y complejos organominerales (MO + arena-limo-arcilla. El carbono orgánico inerte (COI, con tiempos medios de residencia de cientos a miles de años, y el tamaño de partícula asociado, permiten precisar los parámetros del modelo COLPOS y determinar las pérdidas potenciales de carbono orgánico del suelo. La validación de los métodos de parametrización del modelo COLPOS permite su implementación operativa empleando solamente la información disponible en México (COS y textura del suelo. La parametrización se desarrolló con base en los datos de experimentos de distribución del carbono asociadas al fraccionamiento físico de los suelos, después de la aplicación de dispersión ultrasónica para lograr fraccionamientos completos.

  1. Automated information extraction from web APIs documentation

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    Ly, Papa Alioune; Pedrinaci, Carlos; Domingue, John

    2012-01-01

    A fundamental characteristic of Web APIs is the fact that, de facto, providers hardly follow any standard practices while implementing, publishing, and documenting their APIs. As a consequence, the discovery and use of these services by third parties is significantly hampered. In order to achieve further automation while exploiting Web APIs we present an approach for automatically extracting relevant technical information from the Web pages documenting them. In particular we have devised two ...

  2. Accessing Inaccessible Android APIs: An Empirical Study

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    Li, LI; Bissyande, Tegawendé François D Assise; Le Traon, Yves; Klein, Jacques

    2016-01-01

    As Android becomes a de-facto choice of development platform for mobile apps, developers extensively leverage its accompanying Software Development Kit to quickly build their apps. This SDK comes with a set of APIs which developers may find limited in comparison to what system apps can do or what framework developers are preparing to harness capabilities of new generation devices. Thus, developers may attempt to explore in advance the normally “inaccessible” APIs for building unique API-based...

  3. BusinessUSA Resource Access API

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    General Services Administration — BusinessUSA connects businesses to government services and information. The API provides access to resource abstracts including programs, services, data, events, and...

  4. AKTIVITAS ANTIOKSIDAN DAN EFEK HEPATOPROTEKTIF DAUN BAKAU API-API PUTIH

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    safrina dyah hardiningtyas

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendapatkan ekstrak kasar daun api-api putih yang memiliki aktivitas antioksidan terbaik, menentukan kandungan fitokimia dan efek Hepatoprotektif ekstrak kasar yang dipilih secara in vivo. Daun api-api putih diekstrak menggunakan tiga jenis pelarut, yakni metanol, etil asetat dan n-heksana. Dalam uji in vivo dilakukan evaluasi terhadap kadar malondialdehid (MDA, enzim aspartat transaminase (AST, enzim alanin transaminase (ALT, dan histopatologi. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ekstraksi daun api-api putih dengan pelarut etil asetat menghasilkan aktivitas antioksidan terbaik dengan kandungan fitokimia terdiri dari flavonoid dan steroid/triterpenoid. Pemberian ekstrak etil asetat daun api-api putih pada tikus yang telah diinduksi CCl4 dapat menormalkan berbagai parameter biokimia stres oksidatif (kadar MDA, AST, dan ALT dibandingkan dengan standar Silymarin. Ekstrak daun api-api putih berpotensi untuk melindungi hati tikus dari kerusakan oksidatif yang diinduksi CCl4. Efek Hepatoprotektif ekstrak daun api-api putih berkorelasi dengan aktivitas antioksidannya.Kata kunci: antioksidan, Avicennia marina, ekstrak, hepatoprotektor

  5. Evidence of Apis cerana Sacbrood virus Infection in Apis mellifera

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    Gong, Hong-Ri; Chen, Xiu-Xian; Chen, Yan Ping; Hu, Fu-Liang; Zhang, Jiang-Lin; Lin, Zhe-Guang; Yu, Ji-Wei

    2016-01-01

    Sacbrood virus (SBV) is one of the most destructive viruses in the Asian honeybee Apis cerana but is much less destructive in Apis mellifera. In previous studies, SBV isolates infecting A. cerana (AcSBV) and SBV isolates infecting A. mellifera (AmSBV) were identified as different serotypes, suggesting a species barrier in SBV infection. In order to investigate this species isolation, we examined the presence of SBV infection in 318 A. mellifera colonies and 64 A. cerana colonies, and we identified the genotypes of SBV isolates. We also performed artificial infection experiments under both laboratory and field conditions. The results showed that 38 A. mellifera colonies and 37 A. cerana colonies were positive for SBV infection. Phylogenetic analysis based on RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) gene sequences indicated that A. cerana isolates and most A. mellifera isolates formed two distinct clades but two strains isolated from A. mellifera were clustered with the A. cerana isolates. In the artificial-infection experiments, AcSBV negative-strand RNA could be detected in both adult bees and larvae of A. mellifera, although there were no obvious signs of the disease, demonstrating the replication of AcSBV in A. mellifera. Our results suggest that AcSBV is able to infect A. mellifera colonies with low prevalence (0.63% in this study) and pathogenicity. This work will help explain the different susceptibilities of A. cerana and A. mellifera to sacbrood disease and is potentially useful for guiding beekeeping practices. PMID:26801569

  6. Distribución a profundidad del carbono orgánico en los suelos de México

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    Fernando Paz

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available La caracterización de la distribución vertical del carbono orgánico en los suelos (COS en México es una tarea importante, dada la evidencia acumulada que muestra que el COS puede ser desestabilizado por diferentes mecanismos al incrementar la profundidad a la que se encuentra en el perfil. Con el objetivo de modelar la variación del COS con la profundidad, se analizó una base de datos de COS de perfiles de suelos distribuidos en todo México (base de datos INEGI-COLPOS. Esta base se depuró usando diferentes restricciones congruentes con el objetivo de desarrollar modelos matemáticos de la distribución del carbono con la profundidad (z. Los resultados de los ajustes estadísticos mostraron que modelo logarítmico, COS(z=a-b ln(z, resultó adecuado para lo planteado, por lo que se procedió a su síntesis. Se usó la propiedad de que un conjunto de rectas que se intersectan en un punto común, sus parámetros generan una línea recta. Con base en ella se desarrolló un esquema para estimar el carbono orgánico inerte (COI del espacio b-a del modelo logarítmico. Adicionalmente, para realizar estimaciones del COS a profundidad (hasta su valor máximo usando sólo el valor del COS de 0 a 30 cm, se desarrolló un método para realizar estas estimaciones a partir de parámetros asociados a los ecosistemas y tipos de vegetación. Los resultados de los ejercicios realizados para estimar el COI y el carbono orgánico a profundidad en los suelo usando sólo el COS 30 cm muestran ser adecuados y pueden ser implementados en forma operativa.

  7. Evaluación preliminar del potencial de indicadores de salud y calidad relacionados con el ciclo del carbono de suelos del humedal de Jaboque (Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Pulido Barrios Hannier Wadith

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se evaluó el potencial de las actividades enzimáticas celulasa y ‚glucosidasa, de la
    biomasa microbiana por carbono, del porcentaje de carbono orgánico total y del pH en suelos y sedimentos aledaños al humedal de Jaboque (Bogotá-Colombia para determinar su posible utilidad como indicadores del estado de salud y calidad. Para ello se evaluaron los resultados obtenidos en dos épocas del año y en nueve puntos del humedal, que corresponden a problemáticas específicas: cuatro de ellos son suelos, dos son de carácter agrícola, mientras que los cinco puntos restantes son sedimentos. El análisis estadístico de los datos se realizó por el método no paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis (p=0,05 arrojando diferencias significativas entre los diferentes puntos del humedal y los diferentes tiempos de muestreo, excepto para el parámetro ecofisiológico tasa metabólica (qCO2. La biomasa por carbono en general se relaciona con la respiración y el porcentaje de acumulación de la materia orgánica. Se encontró que las actividades enzimáticas junto con los otros parámetros medidos, exceptuando la tasa metabólica varían significativamente en los distintos puntos
    de muestreo y en las dos épocas de muestreo. Para todos los puntos de muestreo se hizo una aproximación al estado de los procesos involucrados en el ciclo de carbono en el humedal. Los porcentajes de carbono orgánico son significativamente altos, lo que estaría implicando una eutrofización generalizada para todo el humedal. Las diferencias significativas encontradas en los parámetros medidos dan cuenta de la sensibilidad de éstos al problema de contaminación del humedal.

  8. Para onde vamos com o sequestro de carbono? A rede sociotécnica do carbono assimilado por manguezais

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    Viviane Fernandez

    2015-01-01

    O presente estudo defende a tese de que o desenvolvimento da capacidade de abordar a realidade de forma integrada, através de exercícios interdisciplinares e/ou transdisciplinares, torna a ciência mais interessante, completa e, ao mesmo tempo, mais comum. Para alcançá-la, em lugar de abordar o "estoque e sequestro de carbono em manguezais" como um objeto de estudo natural e pertinente às disciplinas Oceanografia, Ecologia, Engenharia Florestal e outras do mesmo campo, optou-se ...

  9. Validation of the Parlay API through prototyping

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    Hellenthal, J.W.; Planken, F.J.M.; Wegdam, M.

    2001-01-01

    The desire within the telecommunications world for new and faster business growth has been a major drive towards the development of open network API. Over the past 7 years several (semi) standardization groups have announced work on network API, including TINA-C, JAIN, IEEE P1520, INforum, 3GPP, JAI

  10. Análisis de soldabilidad de aceros inoxidables con aceros de medio y bajo carbono por SMAW

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    José Luddey Marulanda Arevalo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio de la soldabilidad de aceros inoxidables austeníticos AISI 304 y AISI 316 con aceros de bajo y medio carbono AISI 1020 – AISI 1045, empleando como materiales de aporte los electrodos EutecTrode® 52 NG, 54 NG y 57 NG, mediante el proceso de arco eléctrico con electrodo revestido (SMAW. Para analizar la soldabilidad de estos electrodos cuando se realiza la unión de aceros inoxidables con aceros al carbono, se practicaron pruebas metalográficas y ensayos mecánicos de dureza, doblez y tracción, con el fin de observar el comportamiento tanto de la zona afectada térmicamente como del cordón de soldadura, a partir del cambio en las propiedades mecánicas y metalúrgicas en las diferentes regiones de las uniones soldadas. Durante el proceso de soldadura se siguió una especificación del procedimiento de soldadura (WPS, para que los resultados fueran repetibles, minimizando los problemas de agrietamiento en caliente, agrietamiento en frío, formación de fase sigma y precipitación de carburos.

  11. Caracterización del aceite de semilla de borraja extraído con dióxido de carbono supercrítico

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    Delgado Andújar, A.

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available The present work is based on a comparative study of the borage seed's oil obtained with supercritical carbon dioxide by means of the conventional extraction using hexane as a solvent. In the optimal working conditions, the results obtained in the extraction with carbon dioxide are comparable to those obtained in the extraction with hexane, although the oil's quality is higher. Therefore, the process of supercritical extraction with carbon dioxide could be more effective than conventional extraction because the solvent removal is not necessary and several steps of the oil refining process can be reduced notably.

    En el presente trabajo se realiza un estudio comparativo de la calidad del aceite de semilla de borraja obtenido con dióxido de carbono supercrítico y mediante extracción convencional empleando hexano como disolvente. La calidad del aceite extraído con dióxido de carbono es superior. En las condiciones óptimas de operación, los rendimientos encontrados en la extracción con dióxido de carbono, son comparables a los obtenidos en la extracción con hexano, si bien la calidad del aceite es superior. Por tanto, el proceso de Extracción Supercrítica con dióxido de carbono, al eliminar la etapa de recuperación del disolvente y simplificar sensiblemente el proceso de refinado del aceite, se presenta como una alternativa competitiva con la extracción convencional.

  12. Transporte electronico en nanoestructuras de carbono

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    Jodar Ferrandez, Esther

    transmission function. We analyze the influence of the width of the cavity and the distance between them (in the case of multiple cavities). Some interesting results are obtained in these calculations which have been published in international journals (Jodar et al. 2006, Jodar y Perez-Garrido 2007). We emphasize the presence of quasi-localized states in the cavities, which affects to the transmission function, the behaviour of some cavities formed with semi-conductor as quantum dots, or the study of the evolution of the system with multiple cavities to the limit of infinite cavities. (4) Chapter 4: Bloch Oscillations. In this chapter we investigate the properties of carbon nanotubes under a constant electric field. This configuration show Bloch oscillations, according to the work of Bloch and Zener. We study here the dynamics of these oscillations for different geometries as a function of the electric field applied. Specially, the behaviour of the occupation probability and the averaged quadratic displacement as a function of time. We have not found bibliography that deals with this phenomenon in Carbon Nanotubes, which is the aim of this chapter. We first study the behaviour of electrons in pure carbon nanotubes in a constant electric field, for different lengths of the CNT and different values of the electric field applied. We show how wavefunctions oscillate with a period that coincides with that given by theoretical expressions of Bloch oscillations for linear chains of atoms. Besides, we show the different kind of behaviour of localized and extended waves. In the final part of this chapter we apply a constant electric field to the structure studied in the chapter 3, i.e., the cavity. We show in this case that, besides Bloch oscillations, electrons can be confined in certain regions only by inserting the nanotube in an electric field.

  13. Modelo global do ciclo biogeoquímico do carbono-enxofre

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    Cleyde Corrêa Roncaratti

    1995-01-01

    Os dois ciclos mais importantes nas reações de oxi-redução, no ambiente de superfície, são o do carbono e o do enxofre que fazem parte de um sistema maior que compreende a atmosfera, biosfera e litosfera sedimentar. Levando isso em conta, partimos de um modelo de simulação numérica do ciclo biogeoquímico global, para investigar o papel do sistema carbono-oxigênio-enxofre. A modelagem se baseia em estudos nos quais o ciclo do carbono é conjugado com o ciclo do enxofre, elaborada a partir dos p...

  14. Evidence of Apis cerana Sacbrood virus Infection in Apis mellifera.

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    Gong, Hong-Ri; Chen, Xiu-Xian; Chen, Yan Ping; Hu, Fu-Liang; Zhang, Jiang-Lin; Lin, Zhe-Guang; Yu, Ji-Wei; Zheng, Huo-Qing

    2016-04-01

    Sacbrood virus(SBV) is one of the most destructive viruses in the Asian honeybee Apis cerana but is much less destructive in Apis mellifera In previous studies, SBV isolates infecting A. cerana(AcSBV) and SBV isolates infecting A. mellifera(AmSBV) were identified as different serotypes, suggesting a species barrier in SBV infection. In order to investigate this species isolation, we examined the presence of SBV infection in 318A. mellifera colonies and 64A. cerana colonies, and we identified the genotypes of SBV isolates. We also performed artificial infection experiments under both laboratory and field conditions. The results showed that 38A. mellifera colonies and 37A. cerana colonies were positive for SBV infection. Phylogenetic analysis based on RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) gene sequences indicated that A. cerana isolates and most A. mellifera isolates formed two distinct clades but two strains isolated fromA. mellifera were clustered with theA. cerana isolates. In the artificial-infection experiments, AcSBV negative-strand RNA could be detected in both adult bees and larvae ofA. mellifera, although there were no obvious signs of the disease, demonstrating the replication of AcSBV inA. mellifera Our results suggest that AcSBV is able to infectA. melliferacolonies with low prevalence (0.63% in this study) and pathogenicity. This work will help explain the different susceptibilities ofA. cerana and A. melliferato sacbrood disease and is potentially useful for guiding beekeeping practices.

  15. Cogeneration and Carbon bonds: clean development; Cogeneracion y bonos de carbono: desarrollo limpio

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    Navarro Perez, Nidia [Facultad de Contaduria y Administracion, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2004-06-15

    The growing preoccupation for the environment in our country and its interest to ratify the Kyoto Protocol with respect to the contamination of the atmosphere, offers great opportunities for the cogeneration so that it fortifies the scientific and technological research and gives a good international image about the sustainable development and care of the environment, so that companies that invest in clean technology will be able to assign a monetary value to their environmental patrimony, this through the so called Green Bonds or Carbon Bonds, this opens a new dimension to finance projects by means of these bonds that can be negotiated at an international level; by means of the Clean of Energy Production the investment can be stimulated and revenues for projects that contribute to the sustainable development of the country and the power efficiency. At the moment the country has at least 13 projects in different analysis stages to enter the carbon bond market, which are presented as co-generation projects of energy, in addition to the formation of the Mexican Committee for Projects of Reduction and Capture of Gas Discharges of Greenhouse Effect. [Spanish] La creciente preocupacion por el medio ambiente en nuestro pais y su interes por ratificar el Protocolo de Kyoto en lo referente a la contaminacion de la atmosfera, ofrece grandes oportunidades para la cogeneracion de manera que fortalezca la investigacion cientifica y tecnologica y dar una buena imagen internacional en torno a temas de desarrollo sustentable y cuidado del medio ambiente, de manera que empresas que invierten en tecnologia limpia podran asignar un valor monetario a su patrimonio ambiental, esto a traves de los llamados Bonos Verdes o Bonos de Carbono, esto abre una dimension nueva para financiar proyectos por medio de estos bonos que pueden negociarse a nivel internacional; por medio de la Produccion Limpia de energia se puede estimular inversion y ganancias para proyectos que contribuyan al

  16. How do developers use APIs? A case study in concurrency

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    Blom, Stefan; Kiniry, Joseph; Huisman, Marieke

    2013-01-01

    With the omnipresent usage of APIs in software development, it has become important to analyse how the routines and functionalities of APIs are actually used. This information is in particular useful for API developers, to make decisions about future updates of the API. However, also for developers

  17. Web API Growing Pains: Loosely Coupled yet Strongly Tied

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    Espinha, T.; Zaidman, A.; Gross, H.G.

    2014-01-01

    Web APIs provide a systematic and extensible approach for application-toapplication interaction. Developers using web APIs are forced to accompany the API providers in their software evolution tasks. In order to understand the distress caused by this imposition on web API client developers we perfor

  18. Analysis and Applications API eBay

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    ŠIK, Martin

    2013-01-01

    The subject of this bachelor thesis "Analysis and Applications API eBay" is to create application based on the use of Application Programming Interface (API), released by eBay. The theoretical part is focused on explaining the fundamental issue of Internet auctions, e-commmerce, comparsion of auction portals and term "trust" as a key attribute of e-commerce. The practical part is based on analyse of principles and instruments of eBay API and create an application based on this interface. The ...

  19. DySectAPI: Scalable Prescriptive Debugging

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    Jensen, Nicklas Bo; Karlsson, Sven; Quarfot Nielsen, Niklas;

    We present the DySectAPI, a tool that allow users to construct probe trees for automatic, event-driven debugging at scale. The traditional, interactive debugging model, whereby users manually step through and inspect their application, does not scale well even for current supercomputers. While...... lightweight debugging models scale well, they can currently only debug a subset of bug classes. DySectAPI fills the gap between these two approaches with a novel user-guided approach. Using both experimental results and analytical modeling we show how DySectAPI scales and can run with a low overhead...

  20. El lago Chinchaycocha en el mercado de bonos de carbono

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    Wilfredo Bulege Gutiérrez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El cambio climático como fenómeno global preocupa a todo el mundo y se manifiesta en lo cotidiano a través de diversos desórdenes del clima. El Panel Intergubernamental de Cambio Climático (IPCC, en su cuarto informe de evaluación presentado el 2007, y la Organización Mundial de Meteorología (OMM han establecido que desde el 2001 la temperatura media global en el planeta registra el nivel de aumento más alto de nuestra historia. A este ritmo, y por lo difícil que resulta encontrar una solución aun en el mediano plazo, todo indica que el 2013 no será la excepción. Las causas del cambio climático son atribuidas a factores naturales pero también antropogénicos; existe ya consenso respecto a la influencia de los gases de efecto invernadero (GEI, sobre todo el dióxido de carbono (CO2 en este proceso acelerado de calentamiento del planeta. Esta crisis del clima, como una forma de ser enfrentada, hoy está obligando a los países a promover proyectos que reduzcan las emisiones de GEI y permitan el almacenamiento de carbono. Uno de los mecanismos internacionales establecidos para concretar este objetivo son los bonos de carbono, iniciativa dispuesta por el Protocolo de Kioto, acuerdo jurídicamente vinculante firmado en 1997 y en vigor desde el 2005. Expiró el año pasado, pero la histórica Conferencia de Doha, Catar, decidió en diciembre último prorrogar la vigencia del tratado hasta el 2020. El protocolo, en su primera fase, exige a las grandes potencias reducir durante el período 2008-2012 la emisión de gases en un 5,2% por debajo del nivel de 1990. Lo interesante es que las empresas de tales potencias, para cumplir esta obligación, pueden hacerlo en cualquier lugar o comprar bonos de carbono de países que superen las metas exigidas. La emisión de estos bonos es, después de todo, una iniciativa de descontaminación, que permite que los países industrializados sigan con sus prácticas contaminantes, en tanto

  1. Real World Uses For Nagios APIs

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    Singh, Janice

    2014-01-01

    This presentation describes the Nagios 4 APIs and how the NASA Advanced Supercomputing at Ames Research Center is employing them to upgrade its graphical status display (the HUD) and explain why it's worth trying to use them yourselves.

  2. BeXRB Monitor Data API

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — A fully queryable REST API with JSON, XML, and CSV output as well as inline, runable examples. This is a monitor using data from Swift/BAT, MAXI and Fermi/GBM...

  3. ChemSpell Web Service API

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The ChemSpell Web Service API provides chemical name spell checking and chemical name synonym look-up. ChemSpell contains more than 1.3 million chemical names...

  4. System for Award Management (SAM) API

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    General Services Administration — The SAM API is a RESTful method of retrieving public information about the businesses, organizations, or individuals (referred to as entities) within the SAM entity...

  5. Bonos de carbono: financiarización del medioambiente en México

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    Vania López-Toache

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar las medidas de mitigación para la emisión de gases efecto invernadero ( GEI al medioambiente –bonos de carbono– establecidos en el Protocolo de Kyoto. Estos parten del estudio del Teorema de Coase, el cual plantea que el mercado asignará de manera adecuada los derechos de propiedad de las externalidades provocadas por los distintos agentes económicos. Por los resultados se puede afirmar que los bonos de carbono son una forma de financiarización del medioambiente, lo cual está creando en la práctica derechos de contaminación, lo que permite que los países industrializados y empresas contaminantes reduzcan sus emisiones de GEI en países subdesarrollados como México a través de proyectos de energía renovables donde les resulta más económico y rentable.

  6. Secuestro de carbono en la biomasa aérea de un sistema agrosilvopastoril de Cocos nucifera, Leucaena leucocephala Var. Cunningham y Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115

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    J. M. Anguiano; Aguirre, J.; Palma, J.M. (José Manuel)

    2013-01-01

    Con el objetivo de estimar el secuestro de carbono en la biomasa aérea de un sistema agrosilvopastoril (sasp) compuesto por cocotero (Cocos nucifera), Leucaena leucocephala Var. Cunningham sembrada en alta densidad y Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115, se llevó a cabo un estudio en un suelo con textura franco arcillo- arenosa. Se utilizó un diseño en bloques al azar con arreglo en parcelas divididas con cuatro tratamientos 0, 40, 60 y 80 mil árboles de leucaena ha-1 y tres repeticiones; la eval...

  7. Diseño de un proceso de fabricación de un material compuesto de aluminio reforzado con fibra de carbono

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    De Robles Besné, Blanca; Morera Roca, Sara

    2013-01-01

    En el presente proyecto se diseña un proceso para la fabricación de un material compuesto con matriz de Al12Si y refuerzo de fibras de carbono de alto módulo. Se ha escogido el proceso de pulvimetalurgia ya que es uno de los menos investigados para estos materiales. El proceso de experimentación empieza con el mezclado de los materiales. La proporción se mantuvo en todo momento entre el 5% y el 10% en volumen de refuerzo. La medida de las fibras se fijó en 5 mm. Esta longitud se redujo a e...

  8. Catalizadores Pd/líquido iónico soportados en materiales de carbono: diseño, preparación y aplicación en reacciones de formación de enlace carbono-carbono

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    Menéndez Vázquez, Carmen

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo consiste en la preparación y evaluación de la actividad de los catalizadores soportados sobre material de carbono y el estudio de su reutilización. A su vez, se lleva a cabo un estudio de la posible influencia que pueda tener el propio diseño del catalizador sobre el rendimiento del mismo.

  9. Huella de carbono en cinco establecimientos de salud del tercer nivel de atención de Perú, 2013

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    Celso Bambarén-Alatrista

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio para calcular la huella de carbono generada por los establecimientos de salud del tercer nivel de atención ubicados en la ciudad de Lima, Perú, en el año 2013. Se obtuvieron los reportes del consumo de recursos energéticos y agua, así como la generación de residuos de cinco establecimientos, los cuales contribuyeron al cambio climático con la emisión de 14 462 teq CO2. El 46% de estas emisiones están asociadas al consumo de combustible para el funcionamiento de la casa de fuerza, generadores eléctricos y vehículos de transporte. Un 44% se relacionan con el consumo de energía eléctrica, y el restante 10% con la utilización de agua y generación de residuos sólidos hospitalarios. CO2, N2O y CH4 son los gases de efecto invernadero incluidos en la estimación de la huella de carbono. Los hospitales tienen un impacto ambiental negativo, principalmente debido al consumo de combustibles fósiles.

  10. Gestión Ambiental empresarial: cálculo de la huella de carbono en la industria vitivinícola.

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    Rosa Ana Rodriguez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La huella de carbono es un indicador ambiental que busca cuantificar la cantidad de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GHG. Su medición se convierte en una herramienta que permite trabajar bajo el concepto de eco-eficiencia e identificar oportunidades de reducción de consumo energético, ya que este último es la principal fuente de emisión de GHG a nivel mundial. El presente trabajo aplica la metodología PAS 2050:2011 para la medición de la huella de carbono, en la producción del vino blanco. La misma excluye las emisiones asociadas con los insumos humanos de energía, el transporte de los consumidores al punto de venta y el transporte provisto por animales. Sin embargo, se consideran todas las emisiones involucradas con el ciclo de vida del producto. Como producto principal de este trabajo, se obtuvo una planilla de cálculo que puede aplicarse al cálculo de huella de carbono de cualquier producción de vino blanco, independientemente de su tamaño y proceso. Se incluyó una estimación de la emisión de GHG, teniendo en cuenta todas las posibles variantes que pudiese tener el proceso en la región de Cuyo, definiéndose los límites de la empresa y operaciones a evaluar, desde la vendimia hasta la disposición final.

  11. APIs and Researchers: The Emperor's New Clothes?

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    Jennifer Edmond

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available As part of the Europeana Cloud (eCloud project, Trinity College Dublin investigated best practice in the use of web services, such as APIs, for accessing large data sets from cultural heritage collections. This research looked into the provision and use of APIs, and moreover, whether or not more customised programmatic access to datasets is what researchers want or need. In order to understand whether current patterns of API usage reflect a skills gap on the part of researchers or a mismatch of tool to purpose, we looked not only at the creators and developer/users of APIs, but also at humanists already re-using big data; approaches in cultural heritage institutions and other research infrastructures to bring API use to non-technical audiences; and the kinds of training and other support services available or emerging within the data-intensive humanities research lifecycle. We conducted both desk research and a series of 11 interviews with figures working as researchers, developers or data providers, including figures from both the API development and the data usage communities. This research, conducted under the eCloud project and supported by the European Commission’s ICT Policy and Support Programme (Grant number 325091, was begun in March 2014 and is now in its concluding validation stage. The results of the research are not yet finalised, but the contribution is already emerging of this work to the debate about APIs being either the way forward for digital cultural heritage collections, or the Emperor’s New Clothes (or maybe a bit of both.

  12. Comparative Foraging Behavior of Apis Cerana F. and Apis Mellifera L. in Rapeseed under Cage Condition in Chitwan, Nepal

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    Rameshwor Pudasaini

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available An experiment was conducted to determine the foraging behavior of Apis mellifera L. and Apis cerana F. in rapeseed under cage condition in Chitwan, Nepal during 2012-2013. This experiment showed that Apis cerana F. foraged extra 42 minute per day as compared to Apis mellifera L. Apis cerana F. were more attracted to nectar, whereas Apis mellifera L. were more attracted to pollen collection throughout the day. The activities, in into hives and out from hives, for both species were recorded more at 2:00 pm and least at 8:00 am. The highest in-out were observed at 2:00 pm on both species as Apis mellifera L. 44.33 bees entered into hives and 49.66 bees went out of hives, whereas lower number of Apis cerana F. 43.66 bees entered into hives and 48.16 bees were out of hives. Apis mellifera L. collect 1.22:1 and 0.41:1 pollen nectar ratio at 10:00 am and 4:00 am whereas at same hours Apis cerana collect 1.16:1 and 0.30:1 pollen nectar ratio. Apis cerana F. foraged significantly higher number of rapeseed flowers and plants as compared to Apis mellifera L. under caged condition. It shows that Apis cerana F. was more efficient pollinator as compared to Apis mellifera L. under caged condition.

  13. CALIBRATION, OPTIMIZATION, AND SENSITIVITY AND UNCERTAINTY ALGORITHMS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (COSU-API)

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    The Application Programming Interface (API) for Uncertainty Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, and Parameter Estimation (UA/SA/PE API) tool development, here fore referred to as the Calibration, Optimization, and Sensitivity and Uncertainty Algorithms API (COSU-API), was initially d...

  14. Advanced API security securing APIs with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWS, and JWE

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    Siriwardena, Prabath

    2014-01-01

    Advanced API Security is a complete reference to the next wave of challenges in enterprise security--securing public and private APIs. API adoption in both consumer and enterprises has gone beyond predictions. It has become the 'coolest' way of exposing business functionalities to the outside world. Both your public and private APIs, need to be protected, monitored and managed. Security is not an afterthought, but API security has evolved a lot in last five years. The growth of standards, out there, has been exponential. That's where AdvancedAPI Security comes in--to wade through the weeds

  15. Caracterización del aceite de germen de trigo extraído con dióxido de carbono líquido y supercrítico.

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    Molero Gómez, A.

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available In this work the quality of wheat germ oil obtained by extraction with liquid and supercritical carbon dioxide was studied. At the optimum operating conditions, the yield of supercritical extraction is similar to the conventional extraction by organic solvent, but the quality of the wheat germ oil extracted by supercritical carbon dioxide is higher. Furthermore, supercritical extraction could be more economical than organic extraction because the solvent removal by distillation is not necessary and several steps of the following oil refining process can be simplified.

    En el presente trabajo se realiza un estudio de la calidad del aceite de germen de trigo obtenido mediante la extracción con dióxido de carbono a alta presión. En las condiciones operativas óptimas del proceso, el rendimiento de la extracción con dióxido de carbono líquido y supercrítico es similar al de la extracción con disolventes orgánicos, si bien la calidad del aceite obtenido es superior. De ello se desprende el hecho de que el proceso de extracción utilizando dióxido de carbono, en condiciones sub- y supercríticas, puede resultar competitivo con el convencional al simplificar sustancialmente las etapas de refinado del aceite y eliminar la destilación del disolvente, las más costosas desde el punto de vista energético.

  16. PRODUCCIÓN DE NANOPARTÍCULAS DEL SISTEMA Al‐Cu‐Fe POR MOLIENDA MECÁNICA PARA SINTETIZAR NANOESTRUCTURAS DE CARBONO Y PRODUCCIÓN DE HIDRÓGENO

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    Patiño Carachure, Cristobal

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo, se estudia la síntesis de nanoestructuras de carbono empleando como un nuevo método, la molienda mecánica de nanopartículas del sistema Al-Cu-Fe en un medio de etanol. Siendo éste una fuente de carbono. Por otro lado, también es evaluada la producción de hidrógeno como subproducto de la reacción de fragilización inducida por la molienda mecánica de bolas en un medio húmedo de las aleaciones, cuya composición poseen una cantidad de aluminio en mayor proporción. ...

  17. COMPORTAMIENTO HIDRODINÁMICO Y ABSORCIÓN DE DIÓXIDO DE CARBONO MEDIANTE REACCIÓN QUÍMICA CON GLUCOSAMINA EN UN REACTOR AIR-LIFT

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    Alicia García-Abuín

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se ha estudiado el comportamiento de disoluciones acuosas de glucosamina como absorbente para la captura de dióxido de carbono, empleando un reactor “air-lift”. Los resultados experimentales indican que este reactivo (glucosamina muestra un comportamiento similar al observado para otras disoluciones acuosas de aminas ampliamente utilizadas para la captura de dióxido de carbono, en relación a la velocidad a la cual se produce la absorción. El valor de la velocidad de transferencia de masa ha sido determinado, así como el efecto de distintas condiciones de operación sobre el valor de este parámetro y del área interfacial gas-líquido, tales como concentración de amina, pH o caudal de gas alimentado.

  18. AVALIAÇÃO DA FORÇA DE RETENÇÃO DE COMPOSTOS ORGÂNICOS (COV EM NANOESTRUTURAS DE CARBONO “CUP STACKED”

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    Waldir Nagel Schirmer

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Adsorventes carbonados estão entre as melhores opções na remoção de compostos orgânicos voláteis (COV de correntes gasosas, pela boa afinidade que apresentam com compostos dessa natureza, além de baixo custo e disponibilidade. O presente trabalho avalia o desempenho do ciclo adsorção/dessorção de dois compostos orgânicos voláteis (fenol e tolueno em nanotubos de carbono (NTC comparativamente a um carbono grafitizado de aplicação tipicamente analítica (Carbotrap. As metodologias de amostragem e análise empregadas compreendem a coleta de gases por bombeamento (amostragem ativa em cartuchos (tubos, contendo o material adsorvente com posterior análise por cromatografia gasosa e espectrometria de massa (CG/EM, de acordo com o Método TO-17 da USEPA. Em relação ao desempenho dos adsorventes, o nanotubo obteve clara vantagem em relação ao Carbotrap, conseguindo reter mais adsorbato por massa de adsorvente. Além disso, não foi verificada interação diferenciada do fenol e tolueno com os dois adsorventes, tanto na etapa de adsorção quanto na de dessorção.

  19. AVALIAÇÃO DA FORÇA DE RETENÇÃO DE COMPOSTOS ORGÂNICOS (COV EM NANOESTRUTURAS DE CARBONO “CUP STACKED”

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    Waldir Nagel Schirmer

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Adsorventes carbonados estão entre as melhores opções na remoção de compostos orgânicos voláteis (COV de correntes gasosas,pela boa afinidade que apresentam com compostos dessa natureza, além de baixo custo e disponibilidade. O presente trabalhoavalia o desempenho do ciclo adsorção/dessorção de dois compostos orgânicos voláteis (fenol e tolueno em nanotubos de carbono(NTC comparativamente a um carbono grafitizado de aplicação tipicamente analítica (Carbotrap. As metodologias deamostragem e análise empregadas compreendem a coleta de gases por bombeamento (amostragem ativa em cartuchos (tubos,contendo o material adsorvente com posterior análise por cromatografia gasosa e espectrometria de massa (CG/EM, de acordocom o Método TO-17 da USEPA. Em relação ao desempenho dos adsorventes, o nanotubo obteve clara vantagem em relação aoCarbotrap, conseguindo reter mais adsorbato por massa de adsorvente. Além disso, não foi verificada interação diferenciada dofenol e tolueno com os dois adsorventes, tanto na etapa de adsorção quanto na de dessorção.

  20. Comparative virulence and competition between Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera).

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    Milbrath, Meghan O; van Tran, Toan; Huang, Wei-Fong; Solter, Leellen F; Tarpy, David R; Lawrence, Frank; Huang, Zachary Y

    2015-02-01

    Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are infected by two species of microsporidia: Nosema apis and Nosemaceranae. Epidemiological evidence indicates that N. ceranae may be replacing N. apis globally in A. mellifera populations, suggesting a potential competitive advantage of N. ceranae. Mixed infections of the two species occur, and little is known about the interactions among the host and the two pathogens that have allowed N. ceranae to become dominant in most geographical areas. We demonstrated that mixed Nosema species infections negatively affected honey bee survival (median survival=15-17days) more than single species infections (median survival=21days and 20days for N. apis and N. ceranae, respectively), with median survival of control bees of 27days. We found similar rates of infection (percentage of bees with active infections after inoculation) for both species in mixed infections, with N. apis having a slightly higher rate (91% compared to 86% for N. ceranae). We observed slightly higher spore counts in bees infected with N. ceranae than in bees infected with N. apis in single microsporidia infections, especially at the midpoint of infection (day 10). Bees with mixed infections of both species had higher spore counts than bees with single infections, but spore counts in mixed infections were highly variable. We did not see a competitive advantage for N. ceranae in mixed infections; N. apis spore counts were either higher or counts were similar for both species and more N. apis spores were produced in 62% of bees inoculated with equal dosages of the two microsporidian species. N. ceranae does not, therefore, appear to have a strong within-host advantage for either infectivity or spore growth, suggesting that direct competition in these worker bee mid-guts is not responsible for its apparent replacement of N. apis.

  1. Unified Medical Language System Terminology Services (UTS) API

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The UTS API is intended for application developers to perform Web service calls and retrieve UMLS data within their own applications. The UTS API provides the...

  2. MODAPS Web Services API for LANCE-MODIS

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — MODAPS Web Services API for LANCE-MODIS. This Application Programming Interface (API) encompasses a library of functions that provides programmatic data access to...

  3. Comparing Speech Recognition Systems (Microsoft API, Google API And CMU Sphinx

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    Veton Këpuska

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    Full Text Available The idea of this paper is to design a tool that will be used to test and compare commercial speech recognition systems, such as Microsoft Speech API and Google Speech API, with open-source speech recognition systems such as Sphinx-4. The best way to compare automatic speech recognition systems in different environments is by using some audio recordings that were selected from different sources and calculating the word error rate (WER. Although the WER of the three aforementioned systems were acceptable, it was observed that the Google API is superior.

  4. Pro REST API development with nodejs

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    Doglio, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    Pro REST API Development with Node.js is your guide to managing and understanding the full capabilities of successful REST development. API design is a hot topic in the programming world, but not many resources exist for developers to really understand how you can leverage the advantages. This book will provide a brief background on REST and the tools it provides (well known and not so well known). Understand how there is more to REST than just JSON and URLs. You will then cover and compare the maintained modules currently available in the npm community, including Express, Restify, Vatican,

  5. Crecimiento de nanotubos de carbono sobre materiales de uso convencional en ingeniería

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    García Ruiz, Máximo

    2012-01-01

    Los nanotubos de carbono son una forma alotrópica del carbono, como el diamante o el grafito, que, debido a sus propiedades físicas, mecánicas y eléctricas están generando un gran interés de investigación en los últimos años. Típicamente, éstos son formados a partir de precursores tales como el monóxido de carbono, metano, acetileno, tolueno, alcohol, etc. En este proyecto se utilizó tolueno para la síntesis, empleando ferroceno como catalizador. El método utilizado para llevarlo a cabo, fue ...

  6. 47 CFR 61.46 - Adjustments to the API.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Adjustments to the API. 61.46 Section 61.46... Rules for Dominant Carriers § 61.46 Adjustments to the API. (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (d) and... carrier must calculate an API for each affected basket pursuant to the following methodology: APIt =...

  7. Microbiological corrosion in low carbon steels; Corrosion microbiologica en aceros de bajo carbono

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    Medina-Custodio, O; Ortiz-Prado, A; Jacobo-Armendariz, V. H; Schouwenaars-Franssens, R [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: medina_1979@yahoo.com; armandoo@servidor.unam.mx; vjacobo@dgapa.unam.mx; raf_schouweenaars@yahoo.com

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    The Microbiologically Induced Corrosion affects several industries, such as oil industry where it is estimated that 20% to 30% pipes failures are related with microorganism. The chemical reactions generate ions transfer, this validate the use of electrochemical technique for its analysis. Coupons submerged in a nutritional medium with presence and absence of three different microorganisms during two periods, 48 hours and 28 days were studied. Polarization resistance (Rp) and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) techniques were applied to determine the corrosively of the systems. The results show a greater corrosive effect of abiotic systems, this indicates a microorganisms protection effect to the metal, opposite to the first hypothesis. This result was ratified observing surface coupons by using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) technique. A possible mechanism based on Evans - Tafel graph is proposed to explain inhibitor microorganism effect. [Spanish] La corrosion microbiologica es un tipo comun de deterioro que afecta diversas industrias, una de ellas es la petrolera en la que se estiman que el 20% o 30% de fallas en las tuberias de trasporte de hidrocarburos es favorecida por microorganismos. Las reacciones quimicas que sustentan estos, generan transferencia de iones, lo que justifica el empleo de tecnicas electroquimicas para su analisis. En este trabajo, se estudiaron probetas de acero de bajo carbono SAE 1018, sumergidas en un medio nutritivo rico en cloruros en presencia y ausencia de tres diferentes cargas microbianas, en tiempos de exposicion de 48 horas y 28 dias. Se realizaron ensayos de resistencia a la polarizacion (Rp) y espectroscopia de impedancia electroquimica (EIS) para determinar el efecto corrosivo de los diferentes sistemas. Los resultados muestran que el medio abiotico causa el mayor efecto corrosivo, lo que indica un efecto protector de los microorganismos al metal contradiciendo la hipotesis inicialmente propuesta. La observacion

  8. CAMBIOS EN LAS RESERVAS DE CARBONO ORGÁNICO DEL SUELO BAJO DIFERENTES COBERTURAS

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    José I. Bojórquez Serrano

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Las reservas de carbono orgánico en los suelos (COS y sus cambios en el tiempo son un tema ambiental de actualidad, asimismo las pérdidas de COS que ocurren con la conversión de ecosistemas naturales a agrosistemas, contribuyen con emisiones a la atmósfera, al calentamiento global y el cambio climático. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar los cambios en las reservas de COS bajo diferentes coberturas de la cuenca del río Mololoa, Nayarit, México. El análisis de los cambios se realiza por diferencia en las reservas de COS en los primeros 20 cm de 13 perfiles de suelos con diferentes coberturas, dos en bosques de encino, dos en bosques de pino, uno en pastizal, uno en cultivo de aguacate y siete en terrenos cultivados con caña de azúcar. Las coberturas estables de bosque y pastizal generan ganancias en las reservas de COS; siendo el pastizal el que registra la mayor cantidad (2,65 Mg ha -1 año -1 , seguido por el bosque de encino (0,40-0,47 Mg ha -1 año -1 , el bosque de pino (0,15-0,38 Mg ha -1 año -1 y la arboleda de aguacate (0,29 Mg ha -1 año -1 . Mientras que la cobertura de cultivo de caña de azúcar generó pérdidas en las reservas de COS, entre 0,12-0,84 Mg ha -1 año -1

  9. Dinámica del carbono (almacenes y flujos) en manglares de México

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    La cobertura de los manglares de México los coloca en cuarto lugar a nivel mundial. Se reconocen sus múltiples servicios ecosistémicos, pero también altas tasas de deforestación. Evaluaciones en otras partes del mundo destacan el papel de los manglares en el ciclo del carbono, principalmente como almacenes de carbono orgánico (Corg) en los sedimentos y exportadores de Corg disuelto y particulado. Para estimar la contribución de los manglares, a escala local, regional y de país, en estrategias...

  10. Nanomateriales de carbono, síntesis, funcionalización y aplicaciones

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    González Velázquez, Viviana Jehová

    2016-01-01

    Mención Internacional en el título de doctor La presente tesis trata acerca del estudio y la búsqueda de aplicaciones de nanomateriales de carbono, principalmente enfocándonos en nanotubos de carbono y grafeno oxidado. La razón por la cual se eligieron estos nanomateriales es debido a su gran versatilidad, a sus excelentes propiedades tanto eléctricas, mecánicas, su gran aspecto superficial que en si engloban a todos estos materiales, haciéndolos candidatos para la era del postsilicio,...

  11. Standard methods for Apis mellifera propolis research

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    Propolis is one of the most fascinating honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) products. It is a plant derived product that bees produce from resins that they collect from different plant organs and with which they mix beeswax. Propolis is a building material and a protective agent in the beehive. It also pl...

  12. The Apis mellifera filamentous virus genome

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    A complete reference genome of the Apis mellifera Filamentous virus (AmFV) was determined using Illumina Hiseq sequencing. The AmFV genome is a double strand DNA molecule of approximately 498’500 nucleotides with a GC content of 50.8%. It encompasses 251 non overlapping open reading frames (ORFs), e...

  13. Integrated platform and API for electrophysiological data.

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    Sobolev, Andrey; Stoewer, Adrian; Leonhardt, Aljoscha; Rautenberg, Philipp L; Kellner, Christian J; Garbers, Christian; Wachtler, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Recent advancements in technology and methodology have led to growing amounts of increasingly complex neuroscience data recorded from various species, modalities, and levels of study. The rapid data growth has made efficient data access and flexible, machine-readable data annotation a crucial requisite for neuroscientists. Clear and consistent annotation and organization of data is not only an important ingredient for reproducibility of results and re-use of data, but also essential for collaborative research and data sharing. In particular, efficient data management and interoperability requires a unified approach that integrates data and metadata and provides a common way of accessing this information. In this paper we describe GNData, a data management platform for neurophysiological data. GNData provides a storage system based on a data representation that is suitable to organize data and metadata from any electrophysiological experiment, with a functionality exposed via a common application programming interface (API). Data representation and API structure are compatible with existing approaches for data and metadata representation in neurophysiology. The API implementation is based on the Representational State Transfer (REST) pattern, which enables data access integration in software applications and facilitates the development of tools that communicate with the service. Client libraries that interact with the API provide direct data access from computing environments like Matlab or Python, enabling integration of data management into the scientist's experimental or analysis routines.

  14. DySectAPI: Scalable Prescriptive Debugging

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    Jensen, Nicklas Bo; Karlsson, Sven; Quarfot Nielsen, Niklas;

    We present the DySectAPI, a tool that allow users to construct probe trees for automatic, event-driven debugging at scale. The traditional, interactive debugging model, whereby users manually step through and inspect their application, does not scale well even for current supercomputers. While...

  15. How Do Developers Use APIs? A Case Study in Concurrency

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    Blom, Stefan; Kiniry, Joseph; Huisman, Marieke

    2013-01-01

    With the omnipresent usage of APIs in software development, it has become important to analyse how the routines and functionalities of APIs are actually used. This information is in particular useful for API developers, to make decisions about future updates of the API. However, also for developers...... of static analysis and verification tools this information is highly important, because it indicates where and how to put the most efficient effort in annotating APIs, to make them usable for the static analysis and verification tools. This paper presents an analysis of the usage of the routines...

  16. Fraccionamiento químico del carbono en suelos con diferentes usos en el departamento de Magdalena, Colombia

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    José Rafael Vásquez Polo

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    Full Text Available El cambio en el uso y manejo de los suelos puede afectar su capacidad para capturar carbono, cuya magnitud es desconocida en la región norte del departamento de Magdalena, Colombia. En este sentido es importante avanzar en estudios de caracterización cualitativa de la materia orgánica del suelo y el efecto que sobre ella han tenido los cambios de uso y el manejo de suelos dedicados al monocultivo. Por tal motivo se estudió la relación de los diferentes usos del suelo sobre los contenidos y formas de carbono (C en seis zonas edafoclimáticas al norte de dicho departamento, ubicado entre 5 y 956 m de altitud, con temperaturas medias entre 24 y 30 °C y precipitaciones medias entre 663 y 2000 mm. En cada zona se muestrearon dos sitios, cultivos tropicales y bosques (húmedos y secos tropicales, tomando cuatro muestras compuestas por diez submuestras aleatorias por sitio, en las que se determinó C total (Ct, C oxidable total (Cox, C hidrolizable con HCl 6N (Ch, C ligado al material húmico (Cp mediante extracción con pirofosfato sódico y C no oxidable (Cnox o C recalcitrante calculado como la diferencia Ct-Cox. El C total almacenado (Cta por unidad de superficie se calculó teniendo en cuenta la densidad aparente (Da y la profundidad de muestreo. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticas significativas por el efecto de las zonas, los valores mayores en porcentaje de Nt (0.32, Ct (3.90, Cox (3.85, Ch (2.05 y Cp (1.15 y Cta (109 Mg ha-1 se presentaron en los suelos de bosque húmedo de la zona 1, siendo la de mayor altitud (956 m, precipitación (2000 mm y menor temperatura (24 °C. Para el factor usos del suelo solo presentaron diferencias significativas las propiedades: Nt, Ct, Cox y Ch. Los valores de las formas de C más estables para los suelos de bosques, superaron los de los suelos de cultivo, en este contexto, Cox y Cnox representaron 95% y 5% del Ct, respectivamente Se observó en promedio una pérdida de 26% del Ct en suelos de

  17. An Implementation Model of Parlay MMCCS API Based on SIP

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    GUAN You-qing; SHEN Su-bin

    2006-01-01

    Parlay Multi Media Call Control Services(MMCCS) Application Programming Interfaces (API) based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is essential for the implementation of Parlay Call Control (CC) API. This paper first proposes an implementation model of Parlay MMCCS API based on SIP, then presents a mapping between SIP and MMCCS API as far as methods and parameters are concerned, illustrates corresponding relationships between different components of SIP and MMCCS API by means of an application collaboration diagram, and finally presents an application using Java codes as well as some SIP messages. The application shows that a majority of MMCCS API based on SIP can be implemented and therefore verifies our mapping between MMCCS API and SIP.

  18. Labile carbon pools and biological activity in volcanic soils of the Canary Islands Fracciones de carbono orgánico lábil y actividad biológica en suelos de origen volcánico de las Islas Canarias Frações de carbono orgânico lábil e actividade biológica em solos de origem vulcânica das Ilhas Canárias

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    Cecilia María Armas Herrera

    2013-03-01

    predominaron los carbohidratos simples procedentes principalmente de aportes orgánicos radiculares y de restos vegetales no-leñosos aéreos. Entre las fracciones físico-químicas de SOC analizadas, el HWC (3.1 g kg-1 de promedio a 0-30 cm de profundidad en Andosoles fue el que mejor se correlacionó con el C0 (1,2 g kg-1 y por tanto el que mejor representó el SOC inmediatamente mineralizable. El PSC (0,77 g kg-1, que representa un reservorio de baja biodisponibilidad, se encuentra protegido de la mineralización por su adsorción a la alófana en Andosoles silándicos.A avaliação da susceptibilidade à mineralização do carbono orgânico do solo (SOC é essencial para a previsão da resposta a curto prazo dos reservatórios de carbono da biosfera às alterações das condições ambientais. Neste trabalho investigou-se o estudo da fração lábil do SOC (fração facilmente mineralizável em solos vulcânicos, onde a biodisponibilidade do SOC é afetada de forma típica por mecanismos de estabilidade físico-química carateristícos destes solos. Com este objectivo selecionaram-se dez solos representativos (sobretudo Andossolos de habitats naturais (vegetação xerofítica e floresta de loureiros e pinheiros das Ilhas Canárias, um arquipélago vulcânico. Durante dois anos mediram-se diversas frações físico-químicas do SOC com diferentes graus de biodisponibilidade: carbono solúvel em água em amostras frescas de solo (WSC e no extracto de saturação (WSCse, carbono extraível com água quente (HWC, carbono extraível com sulfato de potássio (PSC, carbono da biomassa microbiana (MBC, carbono orgânico particulado (POC, carbono das substâncias húmicas (HSC, e carbono orgânico total (TOC e fizeram-se medições das emissões de CO2 com recurso a ensaios de incubação. Estas medições foram relacionadas com os "inputs" de carbono de resíduos vegetais e raízes bem como com a atividade de enzimas hidrolíticas (CM-celulase, ?-D-glucosidase, e deshidrogenases

  19. Funcionalización de nanomateriales de carbono: Propiedades optoelectrónicas de nanotubos de carbono y aplicaciones de nanopartículas de diamante en catálisis y biocatálisis

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    Martín González, Roberto

    2011-01-01

    TÍTULO: Funcionalización de nanomateriales de carbono: Propiedades optoelectrónicas de nanotubos de carbono y aplicaciones de nanopartículas de diamante en catálisis y biocatálisis. INTRODUCCIÓN: En las últimas décadas los nanomateriales han adquirido gran importancia debido a su repercusión en la sociedad. De entre los nanomateriales, aquellos basados en carbono se encuentran entre los más estudiados por sus potenciales aplicaciones. La presente tesis doctoral se ha centrado en la fun...

  20. Population Genetics of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae: One Host (Apis mellifera) and Two Different Histories.

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    Maside, Xulio; Gómez-Moracho, Tamara; Jara, Laura; Martín-Hernández, Raquel; De la Rúa, Pilar; Higes, Mariano; Bartolomé, Carolina

    2015-01-01

    Two microsporidians are known to infect honey bees: Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae. Whereas population genetics data for the latter have been released in the last few years, such information is still missing for N. apis. Here we analyze the patterns of nucleotide polymorphism at three single-copy loci (PTP2, PTP3 and RPB1) in a collection of Apis mellifera isolates from all over the world, naturally infected either with N. apis (N = 22) or N. ceranae (N = 23), to provide new insights into the genetic diversity, demography and evolution of N. apis, as well as to compare them with evidence from N. ceranae. Neutral variation in N. apis and N. ceranae is of the order of 1%. This amount of diversity suggests that there is no substantial differentiation between the genetic content of the two nuclei present in these parasites, and evidence for genetic recombination provides a putative mechanism for the flow of genetic information between chromosomes. The analysis of the frequency spectrum of neutral variants reveals a significant surplus of low frequency variants, particularly in N. ceranae, and suggests that the populations of the two pathogens are not in mutation-drift equilibrium and that they have experienced a population expansion. Most of the variation in both species occurs within honey bee colonies (between 62%-90% of the total genetic variance), although in N. apis there is evidence for differentiation between parasites isolated from distinct A. mellifera lineages (20%-34% of the total variance), specifically between those collected from lineages A and C (or M). This scenario is consistent with a long-term host-parasite relationship and contrasts with the lack of differentiation observed among host-lineages in N. ceranae (mellifera worldwide population is a recent event.

  1. Apiñamiento dentario en escolares de 3 a 12 años. Holguín 2008

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    Elisabeth Carmona Vidal; Yolanda Ayala Pérez; José Eduardo Díaz Morell

    2009-01-01

    Aborda un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal en 2200 niños de 3-12 años de edad que reciben atención en las clínicas: Mario Pozo, Artemio Mastrapa y Manuel Angulo, en el período de septiembre del 2007 a septiembre del 2008; con el objetivo de contribuir al conocimiento sobre la presencia de apiñamiento en la muestra seleccionada, su clasificación, localización, grupos dentarios afectados y los factores de riesgo asociados. Se pudo conocer que existe una alta prevalencia de apiñamiento, ...

  2. JUPITER: Joint Universal Parameter IdenTification and Evaluation of Reliability - An Application Programming Interface (API) for Model Analysis

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    Banta, Edward R.; Poeter, Eileen P.; Doherty, John E.; Hill, Mary C.

    2006-01-01

    The Joint Universal Parameter IdenTification and Evaluation of Reliability Application Programming Interface (JUPITER API) improves the computer programming resources available to those developing applications (computer programs) for model analysis. The JUPITER API consists of eleven Fortran-90 modules that provide for encapsulation of data and operations on that data. Each module contains one or more entities: data, data types, subroutines, functions, and generic interfaces. The modules do not constitute computer programs themselves; instead, they are used to construct computer programs. Such computer programs are called applications of the API. The API provides common modeling operations for use by a variety of computer applications. The models being analyzed are referred to here as process models, and may, for example, represent the physics, chemistry, and(or) biology of a field or laboratory system. Process models commonly are constructed using published models such as MODFLOW (Harbaugh et al., 2000; Harbaugh, 2005), MT3DMS (Zheng and Wang, 1996), HSPF (Bicknell et al., 1997), PRMS (Leavesley and Stannard, 1995), and many others. The process model may be accessed by a JUPITER API application as an external program, or it may be implemented as a subroutine within a JUPITER API application . In either case, execution of the model takes place in a framework designed by the application programmer. This framework can be designed to take advantage of any parallel processing capabilities possessed by the process model, as well as the parallel-processing capabilities of the JUPITER API. Model analyses for which the JUPITER API could be useful include, for example: * Compare model results to observed values to determine how well the model reproduces system processes and characteristics. * Use sensitivity analysis to determine the information provided by observations to parameters and predictions of interest. * Determine the additional data needed to improve selected

  3. Experiencias prácticas de aplicación de Huella de Carbono a productos agroalimentarios

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    Experiencias prácticas de aplicación de Huella de Carbono a productos agroalimentarios ¿Cómo ser más competitivo ecoinnovando? La huella ambiental de productos agroalimentarios.Estrategias y resultados

  4. Método de producción de nanotubos de carbono en ausencia de catalizadores metálicos

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    2011-01-01

    Hemos patentado una nueva técnica para la síntesis de nanotubos de carbono a partir de la descomposición, de sustancias con contenido en carbono, por un plasma a presión atmosférica, sin la utilización de catalizadores metálicos ni procesos químicos complementarios. . El método de producción consiste en introducir en estado gaseoso la fuente de carbono en una plasma a presión atmosférica. Las partículas del plasma rompen los enlaces de las moléculas de dicha fuente de carbono dando lugar a la...

  5. Efectos térmicos en mecanizado de piezas de acero al carbono

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    Morán González, José Luis

    2011-01-01

    En esta Tesis se trata de predecir el calentamiento de una pieza durante su mecanizado, para ello se han utilizado dos modelos matemáticos diferentes para simular las temperaturas que se alcanzan en las distintas partes de una pieza debidas a un proceso de mecanizado por arranque de viruta. De los dos modelos utilizados uno ha sido un programa comercial que utiliza un algoritmo basado en elementos finitos y el otros es un programa de desarrollo propio basado en volumenes finitos. Este segu...

  6. APIs for QoS configuration in Software Defined Networks

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    Caba, Cosmin Marius; Soler, José

    2015-01-01

    such as configuration of devices, ports, queues, etc. An Application Programming Interface (API) for dynamic configuration of QoS resources in the network devices is implemented herein, by using the capabilities of OVSDB. Further, the paper demonstrates the possibility to create network services with coarse granularity...... on top of the fine granular services exposed by the QoS configuration API at the SDNC. A series of tests emphasize the capabilities and the performance of the implemented QoS configuration API....

  7. Privacy Issues of the W3C Geolocation API

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    Doty, Nick; Wilde, Erik

    2010-01-01

    The W3C's Geolocation API may rapidly standardize the transmission of location information on the Web, but, in dealing with such sensitive information, it also raises serious privacy concerns. We analyze the manner and extent to which the current W3C Geolocation API provides mechanisms to support privacy. We propose a privacy framework for the consideration of location information and use it to evaluate the W3C Geolocation API, both the specification and its use in the wild, and recommend some modifications to the API as a result of our analysis.

  8. Depósito de capas de nitruro de carbono mediante ablación láser

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    Soto, R.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available The preparation of carbon nitride thin films by ablation of different target compounds (graphite, guanazole in a reactive atmosphere of ammonia with an ArF excimer laser (193 nm is reported. The films were deposited on different substrates (silicon wafers and aluminium plates and were analysed with different techniques such as profilometry, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX. For both targets, a comparative study of the influence of the ammonia total pressure on the growth rate, composition and properties of the obtained material has been done. A gradual nitrogen incorporation in the films with increasing ammonia pressure and also the presence of nitrogen bonded to carbon in different configurations (simple, double and/or triple bonds was observed. The use of guanazole targets leads to higher efficiency in the nitrogen incorporation and in the formation of simple C-N bonds.

    Se presenta la preparación de capas finas de nitruro de carbono mediante la ablación de diferentes tipos de blancos (grafito, guanazol en una atmósfera reactiva de amoniaco utilizando un láser de excímero de ArF (193 nm. Las capas se han depositado sobre diferentes soportes (obleas de silicio y aluminio y se han analizado empleando técnicas de caracterización básicas como la espectroscopia infrarroja mediante transformada de Fourier (FTIR, espectroscopia de rayos X por dispersión de energía (EDX y perfilometría. Se ha realizado, para los dos blancos utilizados, un estudio comparativo de la influencia de la presión total de amoniaco en la velocidad de depósito, composición y propiedades del material obtenido. Se ha observado en ambos casos la progresiva incorporación de nitrógeno en las capas con el aumento de la presión de amoniaco, estando el nitrógeno enlazado al carbono en diferentes configuraciones (enlaces simples, dobles y/o triples. La utilización del blanco de guanazol se muestra más eficiente en

  9. VARIABILIDAD ESPACIAL DEL CARBONO EN UN SUELO DESPUÉS DE 10 AÑOS DE RETIRO E INCORPORACIÓN DE RESIDUOS DE COSECHA

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    David Cristóbal Acevedo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Determinar con exactitud el comportamiento del carbono orgánico del suelo, cuando se utilizan agroquímicos y se retiran los residuos de cosecha (manejo convencional, MC y cuando los residuos de cosecha se incorporan al suelo sin el uso de agroquímicos (manejo orgánico, MO tiene implicaciones ambientales y productivas. Para evaluar el efecto del MO y MC, sobre la densidad aparente del suelo (DAP, el carbono orgánico del suelo (COS y el carbono capturado por el suelo (CCS, se llevó a cabo un experimento en parcelas cultivadas con maíz durante 10 años. Al final de los 10 años se efectuó un muestreo sistemático con espaciamientos de 5 m; se tomaron 152 muestras en la parcela orgánica y 72 en la parcela convencional determinando la DAP, COS y CCS. Con los datos obtenidos se analizó el comportamiento de cada variable por medio de técnicas de estadística clásica y geoestadística. El MO presentó un mayor % de COS y cantidad de CCS, así como una menor DAP en comparación con el MC; aunque desde el punto de vista estadístico no se tuvo efecto significativo (P > 0.05 por estas prácticas. El MO incrementó la variabilidad estadística del COS y el CCS, y no afecto la variabilidad estadística de la DAP. La variabilidad espacial del COS y el CCS expresada mediante los semivariogramas y los mapas de isovalores coincidió con la variabilidad expresada por los coeficientes de variación, dados por la estadística clásica. La estructura espacial del COS y del CCS denotada por el semivariograma experimental, fue semejante para el MO y el MC. El MO provocó un incremento en la estructura espacial del COS y CCS y no tuvo efecto sobre la DAP.

  10. PARÁMETROS CINÉTICOS Y PERFIL DE ÁCIDOS GRASOS DE CADENA CORTA DE BACTERIAS ÁCIDO LÁCTICAS TERMOTOLERANTES CON DIFERENTES FUENTES DE CARBONO

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    Juan DÍAZ-VELA; Lino MAYORGA-REYES; Alfonso TOTOSAUS S.; María de Lourdes PÉREZ-CHABELA

    2012-01-01

    Antecedentes: Los prebióticos son sustancias obtenidas de fuentes vegetales, las cuales son digeribles enel colon donde se sitúa el mayor número de flora intestinal. Las inulinas de achicoria y agave son utilizadas como prebióticos en distintos alimentos, proporcionando beneficios al aumentar la flora microbiana benéfica. Objetivos: Determinar el efecto de diferentes fuentes de carbono como inulina de agave, achicoria,y albedo de naranja sobre los parámetros cinéticos y el perfil de ácidos ...

  11. Diseño e implantación de un sistema de gestión de calidad para los procesos de fabricación de piezas de fibra de carbono

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    Gómez Vega, Francisco

    2005-01-01

    El objeto del proyecto es el diseño y la implantación del Sistema de Gestión de Calidad (EGC), para conseguir la ampliación de la certificación en base a la norma EN 9100:2003 de la empresa Easy Industrial Solutions (EIS), de modo que dicha certificación alcance al nuevo proceso productivo que la empresa desarrolla y que consiste en la fabricación de piezas de fibra de carbono de pequeño tamaño.

  12. Integration of Environmental Sensors with BIM: case studies using Arduino, Dynamo, and the Revit API

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    Kensek, K. M.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the feasibility of connecting environmental sensors such as light, humidity, or CO2 receptors to a building information model (BIM. A base case was created in Rhino; using Grasshopper and Firefly, a simple digital model responded to lighting-levels detected by a photoresistor on an Arduino board. The case study was duplicated using Revit Architecture, a popular BIM software, and Dynamo, a visual programming environment, in an innovative application. Another case study followed a similar procedure by implementing the Revit API directly instead of using Dynamo. Then the process was reversed to demonstrate that not only could data could be sent from sensors to change the 3D model, but changes to parameters of a 3D model could effect a physical model through the use of actuators. It is intended that these virtual/physical prototypes could be used as the basis for testing intelligent façade systems before constructing full size mock-ups.Este estudio investiga la posibilidad de conectar sensores ambientales como de luz, humedad, o dióxido de carbono con un modelo de información de un edificio (siglas BIM en inglés. Un caso base fue creado en Rhino; usando Grasshopper and Firefly, donde un simple modelo digital respondió a niveles de luz detectados por un foto resistor en una tarjeta Arduino. El caso de estudio fue duplicado usando Revit Architecture, una herramienta popular en BIM, y Dynamo, un ambiente de programación gráfica, en una creativa aplicación. Un segundo caso de estudio siguió un procedimiento similar implementando Revit API directamente en vez de usar Dynamo. Entonces el proceso fue revertido para demostrar que no solamente la información podría ser enviada desde sensores para cambiar el modelo tridimensional, pero cambios en los parámetros de un modelo tridimensional podrían afectar un modelo físico mediante el uso de actuadores. Se espera que esos modelos virtuales puedan ser usados como base para

  13. Reatividade de intermediários inseridos em matriz de carbono

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-graduação em Engenharia Química Tem sido proposto que a redução de SO2 em carbonos acontece através de intermediários reativos unidos a matriz de carbono, no qual 2-oxido de 1,2-oxatieteno (ou sultina), e 1,3,2-dioxatiolano são decompostos formando epissulfeto e CO2. A reatividade desses intermediários foi estudada neste trabalho através de várias reações, usando espectros XPS e NMR para po...

  14. Estabelecimento de parâmetros reológicos na obtenção de compósitos carbono/fenólica

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    Edson C. Botelho; Scherbakoff,Natália; Mirabel C Rezende

    1999-01-01

    As resinas fenólicas têm sido utilizadas no processamento de compósitos carbono/carbono, produzindo um material intermediário conhecido como compósito carbono/fenólica. O presente trabalho mostra os resultados obtidos de análises reológicas, cromatográficas e por calorimetria exploratória diferencial (DSC) de duas amostras de resinas fenólicas tipo novolaca e uma resol, visando escolher a matéria-prima e os parâmetros mais adequados ao processamento de compósitos carbono/fenólica. Os resultad...

  15. Adaptive runtime for a multiprocessing API

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    Antao, Samuel F.; Bertolli, Carlo; Eichenberger, Alexandre E.; O' Brien, John K.

    2016-10-11

    A computer-implemented method includes selecting a runtime for executing a program. The runtime includes a first combination of feature implementations, where each feature implementation implements a feature of an application programming interface (API). Execution of the program is monitored, and the execution uses the runtime. Monitor data is generated based on the monitoring. A second combination of feature implementations are selected, by a computer processor, where the selection is based at least in part on the monitor data. The runtime is modified by activating the second combination of feature implementations to replace the first combination of feature implementations.

  16. Adaptive runtime for a multiprocessing API

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    Antao, Samuel F.; Bertolli, Carlo; Eichenberger, Alexandre E.; O' Brien, John K.

    2016-11-15

    A computer-implemented method includes selecting a runtime for executing a program. The runtime includes a first combination of feature implementations, where each feature implementation implements a feature of an application programming interface (API). Execution of the program is monitored, and the execution uses the runtime. Monitor data is generated based on the monitoring. A second combination of feature implementations are selected, by a computer processor, where the selection is based at least in part on the monitor data. The runtime is modified by activating the second combination of feature implementations to replace the first combination of feature implementations.

  17. Rare royal families in honeybees, Apis mellifera

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    Moritz, Robin F. A.; Lattorff, H. Michael G.; Neumann, Peter; Kraus, F. Bernhard; Radloff, Sarah E.; Hepburn, H. Randall

    2005-10-01

    The queen is the dominant female in the honeybee colony, Apis mellifera, and controls reproduction. Queen larvae are selected by the workers and are fed a special diet (royal jelly), which determines caste. Because queens mate with many males a large number of subfamilies coexist in the colony. As a consequence, there is a considerable potential for conflict among the subfamilies over queen rearing. Here we show that honeybee queens are not reared at random but are preferentially reared from rare “royal” subfamilies, which have extremely low frequencies in the colony's worker force but a high frequency in the queens reared.

  18. Mutantes de Lactobacilus casei con regulación defectuosa del catabolismo del carbono

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    Pérez Martínez, Gaspar; Monedero, Vicente; Deutscher, Josef; Viana, Rosa; Benbadis, Laurent; Pierson, Anne; Faurie, Jean Michel

    2007-01-01

    Utilización de un mutante de L. casei que presenta por lo menos una mutación en el gen ptsI, en la que dicha mutación perjudica la regulación de un mecanismo de represión catabólica por carbono (CCR) que implica la proteína PTS HPr, para la preparación de un producto alimenticio.

  19. Renovação do carbono-13 em figueiras 'Roxo de Valinhos'

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    Andréa Carvalho da Silva

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi determinar a taxa de renovação do carbono-13 ("turnover", dos diferentes órgãos da figueira 'Roxo de Valinhos'. O experimento foi conduzido no pomar da Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, FCA/UNESP, Câmpus de Botucatu-SP. Determinou-se previamente, através das trocas gasosas com um medidor aberto portátil de fotossíntese, IRGA, a principal folha fotossinteticamente ativa. Essa folha foi colocada em uma câmara onde ocorreu a injeção do gás enriquecido. O tempo de enriquecimento da folha foi de 30 minutos. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por sete plantas de figueira, que foram retiradas do solo após: 6; 24; 48; 72; 120; 168 e 360 horas do enriquecimento com 13C, e suas partes seccionadas em: gema apical, folha jovem, folhas adultas (fotossinteticamente ativas, brotações laterais, frutos e ramo. Os resultados obtidos permitiram o estabelecimento da sequência de metabolização do carbono-13 nas partições estudadas: Folhas novas > Frutos > Brotações > Folhas Adultas > Gema Apical > Ramo > Folha marcada. Plantas de figueira 'Roxo de Valinhos' apresentam reciclagem do 13C de 24 horas e um tempo de meia-vida de duração do carbono-13 inferior a 11 horas.

  20. XEROGELES DE CARBONO COMPETITIVOS DISEÑADOS PARA APLICACIONES ESPECÍFICAS

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    Ángel H. Moreno

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de su gran potencial, los xerogeles de carbono no se producen a gran escala debido a los largos y tediosos procesos tradicionales de obtención. El objetivo ha sido desarrollar un nuevo método de síntesis que permita su producción a gran escala de forma competitiva, sin perder el control de las propiedades y la posibilidad de producirlos a medida de cada aplicación. En este trabajo se presenta un nuevo proceso de obtención que permite reducir notablemente el tiempo del proceso de síntesis (>75% y utilizando un único dispositivo, constituyendo un paso muy importante para la implementación a escala industrial de la producción de xerogeles de carbono. En este trabajo se presentan resultados notables de dichos xerogeles de carbono en aplicaciones tan diversas como el almacenamiento de hidrógeno, como material activo en supercondensadores o como material de relleno en columnas de separación de gases, mostrando la gran versatilidad de estos materiales.

  1. Carbono orgânico e biomassa microbiana do solo em plantios de Acacia mangium no Cerrado de Roraima Soil organic carbon and soil microbial biomass in Acacia mangium plantation in the Savanna of Roraima

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    Sara Magda Oliveira Simões

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar os efeitos de plantios de Acacia mangium, localizados no cerrado em Roraima, sobre o carbono orgânico e biomassa microbiana do solo. Foram realizadas amostragens de solo nas profundidades de 0-20 cm e 20-40 cm em dois plantios de A. mangium com cerca de cinco anos de idade, e em duas áreas de Cerrado nativo consideradas referência. Um dos plantios de A. mangium (localizado na Fazenda Cigolina correspondeu a um plantio homogêneo (espa��amento de 3,6 m entre linhas e 2,0 m entre plantas enquanto que o outro (localizado no Campo Experimental Água Boa - CEAB correspondeu a um plantio em faixas com duas linhas de plantio (espaçamento de 6 m entre linhas, 2,5 m entre plantas e cerca de 30 m entre faixas. As amostras de solo foram analisadas quanto ao carbono orgânico, carbono da biomassa microbiana, respiração basal do solo e quociente metabólico, além de atributos químicos de fertilidade. Foi verificado que os plantios de A. mangium não proporcionaram aumentos significativos do carbono orgânico do solo em comparação às áreas de referência. Entretanto, na média geral, esses plantios proporcionaram aumento do carbono da biomassa microbiana do solo e redução do quociente metabólico, indicando a possibilidade de acúmulo de carbono orgânico no solo em longo prazo. Também foi observado que, em comparação ao plantio da fazenda Cigolina e às áreas de referência, o carbono microbiano do solo foi maior e acompanhado de menor quociente metabólico no plantio de A. mangium no CEAB, mostrando que a estrutura de plantio exerceu influência sobre a biomassa microbiana do solo.The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Acacia mangium plantation in the Roraima's Savanna, on soil organic carbon and soil microbial biomass. Soil samplings were collected on the depths of 0-20 cm and 20-40 cm in two Acacia mangium plantation sites, about five years old, and in two sites of native savanna as

  2. grlc Makes GitHub Taste Like Linked Data APIs

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    Meroño-Peñuela, A.; Hoekstra, Rinke; Sack, H; Rizzo, G; Steinmetz, N; Mladenić, D; Auer, S; Lange, C

    2016-01-01

    Building Web APIs on top of SPARQL endpoints is becoming a common practice to enable universal access to the integration favorable dataspace of Linked Data. However, the Linked Data community cannot expect users to learn SPARQL to query this dataspace, and Web APIs are the most extended way of enabl

  3. API and CPTDC Jointly Promote Chinese Enterprises to Go Abroad

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    2005-01-01

    @@ In order to push the certification forward and help more Chinese enterprises to go abroad, API (American Petroleum Institute) and CPTDC (China Petroleum Technology & Development Corporation) jointly held a meeting between March 4 and 8, 2004, to promote API certification of Chinese enterprises.

  4. Interfacing RASCAL with Java APIs. Automated mapping with Apache POI

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    Marmanidis, G.

    2013-01-01

    Interfacing RASCAL with Java APIs and reusing existing implementations is a required functionality in order to reduce effort and time in contrast with implementing a new one from scratch. In this study we are trying to interface RASCAL with Apache POI, a Java implemented API in order to import and a

  5. Experience API: Flexible, Decentralized and Activity-Centric Data Collection

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    Kevan, Jonathan M.; Ryan, Paul R.

    2016-01-01

    This emerging technology report describes the Experience API (xAPI), a new e-learning specification designed to support the learning community in standardizing and collecting both formal and informal distributed learning activities. Informed by Activity Theory, a framework aligned with constructivism, data is collected in the form of activity…

  6. Investigating an API for resilient exascale computing.

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    Stearley, Jon R.; Tomkins, James; VanDyke, John P.; Ferreira, Kurt Brian; Laros, James H.,; Bridges, Patrick

    2013-05-01

    Increased HPC capability comes with increased complexity, part counts, and fault occurrences. In- creasing the resilience of systems and applications to faults is a critical requirement facing the viability of exascale systems, as the overhead of traditional checkpoint/restart is projected to outweigh its bene ts due to fault rates outpacing I/O bandwidths. As faults occur and propagate throughout hardware and software layers, pervasive noti cation and handling mechanisms are necessary. This report describes an initial investigation of fault types and programming interfaces to mitigate them. Proof-of-concept APIs are presented for the frequent and important cases of memory errors and node failures, and a strategy proposed for lesystem failures. These involve changes to the operating system, runtime, I/O library, and application layers. While a single API for fault handling among hardware and OS and application system-wide remains elusive, the e ort increased our understanding of both the mountainous challenges and the promising trailheads. 3

  7. La huella del carbono vinculada a la viticultura

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    Sotés Ruiz, Vicente

    2011-01-01

    El cambio climático afecta al viñedo en varios aspectos con posibles consecuencias económicas y tecnológicas, por lo que muchos productores son conscientes de la problemática y están estudiando el desarrollo de diversas alternativas. A nivel político global existen dos tipos de actuaciones para limitar el cambio climático, la mitigación (reducción de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero –GEI–) y la adaptación (medidas para reducir los impactos, riesgo de daños y la vulnerabilidad al c...

  8. Almacenamiento de carbono en especies predominantes de flora en el lago Chinchaycocha

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    Ronald Medrano Yanqui

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar la cantidad de carbono que almacenan las especies predominantes de flora del lago Chinchaycocha. Métodos: La investigación fue de tipo básica, de corte transversal y con un nivel exploratorio-comparativo. El estudio se hizo en tres ecosistemas dentro del humedal: bofedal, pajonal y totoral, las áreas fueron identificadas con ayuda de imágenes satelitales Landsat. El procedimiento estuvo basado en la recolección de muestras divididas en: biomasa aérea, biomasa radicular y muestras de suelo, hallándose el contenido de carbono de cada una. Resultados: En el totoral se obtuvo que Schoenoplectus californicus Var. Tatora almacena 30,65 tC/ha y Juncos arcticus Var. Andicola 8,70 tC/ha. En el pajonal Deyeuxia recta Kunth almacena 7,02 tC/ha en su biomasa aérea y 8,41 tC/ha en su biomasa radicular. En el bofedal: Plantago tubulosa almacena 0,81 t C/ha en su biomasa aérea y 1,88 t C/ha en su biomasa radicular, Eleocharis albibracteata almacena 0,22 t C/ha en su biomasa aérea y 2,95 tC/ha en su biomasa radicular, y Limosella australis almacena 0,22 tC/ha en su biomasa aérea y 0,38 tC/ha en su biomasa radicular. En el almacenamiento de carbono en suelos se determinó 774,76 tC/ ha en pajonales y 684,58 tC/ha en bofedales. Conclusiones: Se concluye que en el lago Chinchaycocha el ecosistema que brinda mayor almacenamiento de carbono es el totoral, seguido por el pajonal y en menor proporción el bofedal. Asimismo los suelos son considerados los mayores sumideros de carbono.

  9. Coming 5th Edition of the API Standard 618: major changes compared to the API 618, 4th edition

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    Pyle, A.; Eijk, A.; Elferink, H.

    2003-01-01

    This paper will present the highlights of changes that will be found in the 5th Edition of API 618, which is expected to be published in late 2003 or early 2004. Approximately every 5 years the API Standards are revised in such a way that the latest field experiences and proven designs are included

  10. EVALUACIÓN DE PARÁMETROS DE CALIDAD PARA LA DETERMINACIÓN DE CARBONO ORGÁNICO EN SUELOS

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    johnbrynner García Galvis

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available En el estudio de la cuantificación de carbono orgánico en suelos por el método Walkley-Black se compararon dos técnicas de análisis (colorimetría y volumetría con el fin de evaluar los parámetros de calidad y así indicar la técnica más conveniente para implementarla en el análisis de suelos. Se determinó un intervalo lineal de 5 a 50 mg/mL de sacarosa a una longitud de onda de máxima absorción de 585 nm del ácido crómico reducido. Al comparar los dos métodos de cuantificación se encontraron evidencias de errores sistemáticos en el método volumétrico para los niveles evaluados (alto, medio y bajo de concentración de sacarosa, mientras que por el método colorimétrico la cuantificación fue más exacta y además los valores de desviación estándar y coeficientes de variación fueron menores, parámetros que lo catalogan como el método más preciso. Además, para tener un mayor soporte analítico se implementaron las metodologías en diferentes tipos de suelos; los resultados indicaron que el método colorimétrico para la determinación de carbono orgánico en suelos presentó menores costos y número de reactivos por análisis, y a su vez fue el que ofreció la mejor repetibilidad.

  11. Comparison of learning and memory of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera.

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    Qin, Qiu-Hong; He, Xu-Jiang; Tian, Liu-Qing; Zhang, Shao-Wu; Zeng, Zhi-Jiang

    2012-10-01

    The honeybee is an excellent model organism for research on learning and memory among invertebrates. Learning and memory in honeybees has intrigued neuroscientists and entomologists in the last few decades, but attention has focused almost solely on the Western honeybee, Apis mellifera. In contrast, there have been few studies on learning and memory in the Eastern honeybee, Apis cerana. Here we report comparative behavioral data of color and grating learning and memory for A. cerana and A. mellifera in China, gathered using a Y-maze apparatus. We show for the first time that the learning and memory performance of A. cerana is significantly better on both color and grating patterns than that of A. mellifera. This study provides the first evidence of a learning and memory difference between A. cerana and A. mellifera under controlled conditions, and it is an important basis for the further study of the mechanism of learning and memory in honeybees.

  12. Studies of the eddy structure in the lower ionosphere by the API technique

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    Bakhmetieva, Nataliya V.; Grigoriev, Gennadii I.; Lapin, Victor G.

    2016-07-01

    We present a new application of the API technique to study of turbulent phenomena in the lower ionosphere. The main objective of these studies is experimental diagnostics of natural ordered eddy structures at the altitudes of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, such as those that occur when internal gravity waves propagate in stratified flows in the atmospheric boundary layer. To this end, we considered the impact of eddy motions in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere on the relaxation time and the frequency of the signal scattered by periodic irregularities. Theoretical study of eddy structures base on experiments using SURA heating facility (56,14 N; 44,1 W). It is known, artificial periodic irregularities (APIs) are formed in the field of the powerful standing wave as a result of the interference of the incident wave and reflected from the ionosphere (Belikovich et al., Ionospheric Research by Means of Artificial Periodic Irregularities - 2002. Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. Copernicus GmbH. 160 p.). The relaxation or decay of the periodic structure is specified by the ambipolar diffusion process. The atmospheric turbulence causes reduction of the amplitude and decay time of the API scattered signal in comparison with the diffusion time. We found a relation between the eddy period and the characteristic decay time of scattered signal, for which the synchronism of the waves scattered by a periodic structure is broken. Besides, it is shown, when the eddy structure moves by a horizontal wind exists at these heights, the frequency of the radio wave scattered by API structure will periodically increase and decrease compared with the frequency of the radiated diagnostic (probing) radio-wave. The work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation under grant No 14-12-00556.

  13. Compositional mining of multiple object API protocols through state abstraction.

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    Dai, Ziying; Mao, Xiaoguang; Lei, Yan; Qi, Yuhua; Wang, Rui; Gu, Bin

    2013-01-01

    API protocols specify correct sequences of method invocations. Despite their usefulness, API protocols are often unavailable in practice because writing them is cumbersome and error prone. Multiple object API protocols are more expressive than single object API protocols. However, the huge number of objects of typical object-oriented programs poses a major challenge to the automatic mining of multiple object API protocols: besides maintaining scalability, it is important to capture various object interactions. Current approaches utilize various heuristics to focus on small sets of methods. In this paper, we present a general, scalable, multiple object API protocols mining approach that can capture all object interactions. Our approach uses abstract field values to label object states during the mining process. We first mine single object typestates as finite state automata whose transitions are annotated with states of interacting objects before and after the execution of the corresponding method and then construct multiple object API protocols by composing these annotated single object typestates. We implement our approach for Java and evaluate it through a series of experiments.

  14. Óxidos de hierro libres asociados a carbono orgánico en agregados de suelos del partido de Balcarce Free iron oxides associated to organic carbon in soils aggregates in Balcarce county

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    Fabián Néstor Cabria

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Cuando la materia orgánica es el agente estabilizador principal y la estructura de los agregados es jerárquica, el mecanismo de formación de los agregados conduce a recluir el carbono orgánico en macroagregados estables. Este concepto surge de investigaciones que estudiaron el modo en que la labranza altera la formación y degradación de agregados y, consecuentemente, la dinámica natural de la materia orgánica particulada y asociaciones órgano-minerales. No contando con información local que corrobore cual es el contenido de carbono orgánico asociado a minerales dentro de los agregados y, además, entendiendo que una mejor información sobre la naturaleza y dinámica de las asociaciones órgano-minerales redundará en el entendimiento de la dinámica de la estructura y del secuestro y ciclo del carbono en los suelos, en este trabajo se extrajeron químicamente óxidos de hierro asociados al carbono orgánico en distintos tamaños de agregados en tres series de suelos bajo agricultura continua con labranza convencional (ACLC y paturras cultivadas (PC. Los resultados conducen a entender que la ferrihidrita, óxido de hierro paracristalino, sería un constituyente de las asociaciones órgano-minerales. La cantidad de este mineral disminuiría bajo ACLC, pero la magnitud de este resultado no fue similar en las tres series de suelo. En los dos sistemas de manejo el hierro removido desde los óxidos de hierro asociados al carbono orgánico fue más abundante en los macroagregados que en los microagregados. Bajo ACLC el hierro disminuyó en los macroagregados y aumento en los microagregados. Nosotros sugerimos que en los suelos disturbados el secuestro de carbono orgánico asociado a minerales, ferrihidrita, entre otros, ocurriría dentro de los microagregados que finalmente son recluidos en macroagregados estables.When organic matter is the principal stabilizing agent and soil aggregates structure is hierarchical, the mechanism of formation

  15. The pheromones of laying workers in two honeybee sister species: Apis cerana and Apis mellifera.

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    Tan, Ken; Yang, Mingxian; Wang, Zhengwei; Radloff, Sarah E; Pirk, Christian W W

    2012-04-01

    When a honeybee colony loses its queen, workers activate their ovaries and begin to lay eggs. This is accompanied by a shift in their pheromonal bouquet, which becomes more queen like. Workers of the Asian hive bee Apis cerana show unusually high levels of ovary activation and this can be interpreted as evidence for a recent evolutionary arms race between queens and workers over worker reproduction in this species. To further explore this, we compared the rate of pheromonal bouquet change between two honeybee sister species of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera under queenright and queenless conditions. We show that in both species, the pheromonal components HOB, 9-ODA, HVA, 9-HDA, 10-HDAA and 10-HDA have significantly higher amounts in laying workers than in non-laying workers. In the queenright colonies of A. mellifera and A. cerana, the ratios (9-ODA)/(9-ODA + 9-HDA + 10-HDAA + 10-HDA) are not significantly different between the two species, but in queenless A. cerana colonies the ratio is significant higher than in A. mellifera, suggesting that in A. cerana, the workers' pheromonal bouquet is dominated by the queen compound, 9-ODA. The amount of 9-ODA in laying A. cerana workers increased by over 585% compared with the non-laying workers, that is 6.75 times higher than in A. mellifera where laying workers only had 86% more 9-ODA compared with non-laying workers.

  16. A framework for API solubility modelling

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    Conte, Elisa; Gani, Rafiqul; Crafts, Peter

    The solubility of solid organic compounds in water and organic solvents is a fundamental thermodynamic property for many purposes such as product-process design and optimization, for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Experimental literature solubility data are usually scarce and temperature......-dependent measurements are expensive in terms of time and resources. The few available data are badly organized and difficult to use for fast solubility calculations and solvent screening. Available models often require time consuming and complex implementation together with a good user expertise for their efficient use....... In addition, most of the models are not predictive and requires experimental data for the calculation of the needed parameters. This work aims at developing an efficient framework for the solubility modelling of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) in water and organic solvents. With this framework...

  17. Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node

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    Amundsen, Mike

    2011-01-01

    With this concise book, you'll learn the art of building hypermedia APIs that don't simply run on the Web, but that actually exist in the Web. You'll start with the general principles and technologies behind this architectural approach, and then dive hands-on into three fully-functional API examples. Too many APIs rely on concepts rooted in desktop and local area network patterns that don't scale well-costly solutions that are difficult to maintain over time. This book shows system architects and web developers how to design and implement human- and machine-readable web services that remain

  18. Incentivos econômicos e projeto de supply chain para captura e sequestro de carbono: caso Brasil

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    Ernesto del Rosario Santibañez Gonzalez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, analisamos uma estratégia para reduzir as emissões de carbono que combina simultaneamente a criação de políticas de incentivo econômico e o desenvolvimento de uma infraestrutura de rede para captura e sequestro de carbono (CCS. Propomos um modelo de otimização linear inteira mista que considera aspectos técnicos e teóricos e permite analisar simultaneamente os efeitos de estabelecer preços para as emissões de carbono (carbon tax em conjunto com uma estratégia de implementação de uma rede de supply chain para capturar, transportar e sequestrar CO2 em reservatórios geológicos. Apresentamos resultados para o caso da indústria de cimento do Brasil usando CO2 tax estabelecidas atualmente em outros países.

  19. DISTRIBUCIÓN DEL CARBONO ORGÁNICO EN LOS DIFERENTES TAMAÑOS DE PARTÍCULAS DEL SUELO: MODELO SIMPLE DE CINÉTICA LINEAL

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    Full Text Available La modelación de la dinámica del carbono orgánico en los suelos (COS permite establecer ganancias y pérdidas asociadas a perturbaciones de la vegetación y prácticas de manejo. En especial, la estimación de cambios en los reservorios de carbono, lábiles y recalcitrantes, sin consideraciones de estados de equilibrio, plantea la necesidad de establecer un modelo de distribución del COS en las fracciones físicas de los suelos (tamaño de partículas que pueda ser parametrizado con la información disponible en los inventarios nacionales (COS total y textura. En este trabajo se propone un modelo simplificado de la distribución del COS, el cual es producto del balance de masa entre las fracciones de carbono del suelo, el cual se plantea como directamente asociado al tamaño de las partículas y no a su distribución de masa. El modelo fue calibrado usando una base de datos de fraccionamientos físicos en Andosoles, Cambisoles y Acrisoles en sistemas agrícolas y forestales en Atécuaro, Michoacán, México, considerando solo el COS asociado a la parte organomineral y el total (organomineral + particulada. El modelo de la distribución del COS por tamaño de las partículas del suelo fue ajustado a datos experimentales. El mismo parte del conocimiento del COS total y del COS para un tamaño de partícula de referencia, estimada experimentalmente o supuesta. Los resultados mostraron que para el caso de los sistemas agrícolas el modelo se ajustó bien a las mediciones (R2 > 0.999. Para el caso de los sistemas forestales, las estimaciones son buenas (R2 > 0.97. Al final se discuten las implicaciones del modelo desarrollado, donde el concepto clásico de saturación de COS de los suelos es cuestionado y explicado en términos de las tasas de descomposición y asimilación de la fracción particulada y organomineral; asimismo, la relación entre la textura del suelo y el COS asociado al tamaño de las partículas no es soportada, al considerar a

  20. Die Expression humoraler und zellulärer Immunreaktionen bei Drohnenlarven und adulten Drohnen der Honigbiene (Apis mellifera)

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    2012-01-01

    Soziale Insekten wie die Honigbiene (Apis mellifera) besitzen ein breites Spektrum an Abwehrmechanismen gegen Pathogenbefall, sowohl auf der Ebene der Kolonie (soziale Immunität) als auch auf der Stufe des Individuums (angeborenes Immunsystem). Die Hauptaufgabe der relativ kurzlebigen Drohnen besteht in der Begattung von Jungköniginnen. Daher stellte sich die Frage, ob auch die Drohnen ähnlich den Arbeiterinnen mit energieaufwendigen Immunreaktionen auf Infektionen reagieren. Wie im Folgenden...

  1. A PEGADA DE CARBONO DA UNIDADE SEDE DA PETROBRAS EM NATAL-RN

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    Ricardo Teixeira Gregório Andrade

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Face ao contexto contemporâneo das alterações climáticas, os setores industriais e empresariais têm buscado medidas para minimizar os impactos das suas emissões de Gases Efeito Estufa. Contudo, a maioria das ações de Responsabilidade SocioAmbiental Empresarial quanto à temática referem-se apenas às emissões diretas dos principais processos produtivos empresariais, sem considerar as emissões upstream e downstream, que originam a maior parte das emissões derivadas da existência de uma empresa. A consideração das emissões de todo o ciclo de vida produtivo de produtos e processos, desde a extração da matéria-prima até a distribuição do produto final e descarte, constitui a Pegada de Carbono. O objetivo desse estudo foi a mensuração, e estudo de formas de minoração, de parte da Pegada de Carbono da Unidade Sede da Petrobras em Natal-RN. Trata-se de um levantamento, em que os dados foram submetidos à metodologia apropriada e laborados com uso do software GEMIS 4.6. Os itens avaliados foram os veículos automotivos (emissões diretas, energia elétrica, papel e copos plásticos descartáveis (emissões indiretas, totalizando emissões de 3.811,94 tCO2eq em 2009. Dado o porte da Petrobras, sua atenção quanto à redução de sua Pegada de Carbono serve de exemplo a outras empresas, instruindo lições de gestão e melhores práticas ambientais.

  2. Calidad del carbono orgánico del suelo en diferentes técnicas de manejo de residuos forestales

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    Ana Maria Lupi

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198050985736Las distintas técnicas de cosecha y manejo de residuos pueden provocar cambios en la cantidad y calidad de la materia orgánica (MO del suelo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar las modificaciones en la concentración y la calidad de la MO en un Ultisol con diferentes manejos de los residuos de la cosecha forestal del Pinus elliottii Engelm, al inicio de la segunda rotación. Los tratamientos analizados fueron: a extracción manual de los residuos de la cosecha y del piso forestal, suelo descubierto (ER, b quema de residuos y del mantillo, y laboreo con rastra (PI, c conservación de residuos y del mantillo sobre el suelo (PC. Se determinó el carbono orgánico (CO en todo el suelo y en las fracciones de ácidos fúlvicos (AF, ácidos húmicos (AH, huminas (HU y en la fracción liviana (CL. La conservación de los residuos de la cosecha no aumentó el CO ni el CL. Se observó una pérdida de la fracción de ácidos fúlvicos (AF particularmente en PI. Los tratamientos sin residuos forestales (ER y PI muestran un aumento en el grado de estabilización de la MO con un incremento de las HU y de la relación CAH/CAF.

  3. Estudio reológico de dispersiones de líquido iónico con nanotubos de carbono

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    García Sánchez, Juan

    2012-01-01

    Los objetivos principales de este proyecto son:1. Caracterización reológica de líquido iónico y dispersiones con nanotubos de carbono. 2. Estudio comparativo del comportamiento reológico de líquido iónico y dispersiones con nanotubos de carbono. 3. Influencia de la temperatura. 4. Influencia de la velocidad de cizalla. 5. Determinación de las curvas de viscosidad Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

  4. Balanço de carbono em fotobiorreato com cultivo de Chlorella bulgaris em excesso de 'C 'O IND.2'

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    Mônica Regina Piovani

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: As microalgas são microrganismos que vem sendo utilizados na bioconversão de carbono em produtos com interesse comercial como, por exemplo, biocombustíveis, corantes, suplementos alimentares e cosméticos. Elas podem ser cultivadas em sistemas autotróficos e heterotróficas sendo que as fontes de carbono, gasosas ou líquidas, podem ser provenientes de resíduos industriais reduzindo os custos de sua produção. Para identificar quais os possíveis produtos gerados durante o cultivo o objeti...

  5. Reserva de carbono en biomasa forestal y suelos minerales en el Parque Nacional Malinche (México)

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    María Eugenia Valdez Pérez; Gandhi González Guerrero; Rafael Morales Ibarra; Rut Yadira Bolaños Suárez

    2016-01-01

    Las áreas naturales protegidas representan una de las estrategias para la mitigación del cambio climático. El objetivo de esta investigación consistió en estimar el contenido de carbono en biomasa forestal en suelos minerales y calcular las pérdidas de carbono por cambios de uso del suelo en el Parque Nacional Malinche (PNM). La superficie de bosque del PNM es de 17.496,34 ha y almacena 1.544.377,66 mg en bosque y 4.148.985,97 mg en suelos. Para estimar el contenido de biomasa forestal se apl...

  6. Tóxicos detectados en muertes relacionadas con fuegos e intoxicaciones por monóxido de carbono

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    2003-01-01

    Se presentan en este trabajo las conclusiones del estudio realizado sobre los resultados de los análisis efectuados en muestras de sangre de 882 personas que resultaron fallecidas o intoxicadas en fuegos o a consecuencia de la inhalación de monóxido de carbono y/o de otros gases de combustión. En ellas se investigó la presencia de monóxido de carbono, cianuro y otros tóxicos tales como el alcohol etílico y los psicofármacos. Se realizan dos subgrupos, el de muertes produc...

  7. Uma modelagem de sequestro e armazenamento de dióxido de carbono atmosférico

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    Ferrufino, Gretta Larisa Aurora Arce [UNESP

    2008-01-01

    O dióxido de carbono (CO2) é um importante gás de efeito estufa. No entanto, um aumento gradual ameaça substancialmente o clima. Um dos principais desafios do planejamento ambiental é identificar um modelo que vincule todos os fatores do ciclo de carbono, ou seja, oceano – ecossistema terrestre – emissão antropogênica – atmosfera. Princípios básicos de Termodinâmica podem ser aplicados em uma modelagem estatística com bases em séries históricas para obter concentrações de CO2 na atmosfera, po...

  8. Financiamiento de proyectos urbano-ecológicos mediante intercambio de bonos de carbono

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    Gino Pérez Lancellotti

    2015-01-01

    Esta publicación, presenta una de las posibilidades que existen hoy en el mundo de poder fi nanciar en parte ya sea la construcción, la operación o el mantenimiento de proyectos urbanos y territoriales, diseñados o ejecutados dentro de un esquema de sustentabilidad y amabilidad con el Medio Ambiente. Se trata de la generación por parte de estos proyectos de los llamados Bonos Verdes o bonos de carbono los cuales pueden ser transados en el mercado internacional. Los proyectos que pueden gen...

  9. FINANCIAMIENTO DE PROYECTOS URBANO-ECOLÓGICOS MEDIANTE INTERCAMBIO DE BONOS DE CARBONO

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    Gino Pérez Lancellotti

    2010-01-01

    a diversas escalas, nos concentraremos específi camente en proyectos a escala urbana, los llamados proyectos "Ecociudad". Los bonos verdes o bonos de carbono, son instrumentos fi nancieros hasta hoy muy utilizados en proyectos más bien ligados a la generación de energías renovables. Este trabajo, revisará principalmente algunos proyectos de Ecociudad que se están llevando, a cabo y específi camente el caso de Dongtan en China.

  10. Anclaje químico para barras de fibra de carbono. Aproximación experimental

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    2010-01-01

    Se han llevado a cabo diferentes ensayos experimentales casi – estáticos en un entorno de laboratorio para poder determinar el diagrama de tensión tangencial en las uniones adhesivas entre resina estructural y laminado fibra de carbono. Por otra parte, se ha determinado la tensión tangencial media en el momento de rotura de dicha unión. Toda esta información experimental se ha contrastado con el método analítico de Volkersen de uniones adhesivas de doble solape. Puesto que los valores e...

  11. Videografia digital na estimativa de carbono em florestas implantadas com espécies nativas

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    Couto, Hilton Thadeu Zarate do; Universidade de São Paulo - USP - Escola Superior de Agricultura Queiroz Filho; Justo, Guilherme do Couto; Universidade de São Paulo - USP - Escola Superior de Agricultura Queiroz Filho; Polizel, Jefferson Lordelo; Universidade de São Paulo - USP; Silva Filho, Demóstenes Ferreira da; Universidade de São Paulo - USP

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    O objetivo do presente trabalho e utilizar a videografia digital como ferramenta para a estimativa do carbono em florestas implantadas com essências nativas, utilizando para isso o índice de vegetação NDVI. As imagens aéreas foram obtidas com o auxilio de uma aeronave modelo Cessna 180, equipada com o sistema de rastreamento e armazenamento de dados, que inclui uma câmera digital multiespectral de alta resolução. A partir das imagens geradas pelo sistema foi analisado o índice de vegetação ou...

  12. Practical Implementation of 10 Rules for Writing REST APIs

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    Full Text Available This paper shows a practical implementation of “10 Rules for Writing REST APIs introduced in the article” (Hradil, 2016. The application is done in Invoice Home (Wikilane, 2016, an invoicing web application for small business and entrepreneurs available world-wide. The API is implemented in JSON hypermedia format (ECMA International, 2016 and with Ruby on Rails framework (Hansson, 2016. The main purpose of the API is to allow connection of Invoice Home with external systems and offer Invoice Home data in simpler format compared to the current HTML format of the full-stack web application. The paper could be also used as a basic template or pattern for any other implementation of the JSON API in any web-based application.

  13. Drone competition at drone congregation areas in four Apis species

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    2005-01-01

    International audience; In Apis mellifera the estimated average number of drones visiting a drone congregation area (DCA) was 11 750 + 2 145. Drones of the species Apis cerana, A. koschevnikovi, A. dorsata and A. mellifera, which pursued a queen dummy moving in circular course, flew in a comet shaped formation. Median numbers of drones in a comet ranged from 9 drones (A. koschevnikovi) to 31 drones (A. mellifera). In none of the species we observed aggression between drones. Drone density beh...

  14. Pengaruh Busur Api Terhadap Kekuatan Dielektrik Gas SF6

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    Jhony

    2011-01-01

    Bahan isolasi gas yang sering digunakan adalah gas SF6. Sifat –sifat dari gas SF6 ini tidak berwarna, tidak beracun, tidak berbau. Salah satu pemanfaatan dari gas SF6 ini sebagai bahan isolasi adalah pada pemutus tenaga (circuit breaker). Jika pemutus tenaga SF6 membuka, maka pada sela kontaknya akan terjadi busur api. Busur api akan menaikkan temperatur gas SF6 sehingga ada dugaan gas SF6 mengalami perubahan struktur kimia, sehingga sifat listriknya berubah. Tugas akhir ini ak...

  15. Analysis of the specific consumption of energy and of carbon specific emissions of the mexican Iron and steel industry; Analisis del consumo especifico de energia y de las emisiones especificas de carbono de la industria siderurgica mexicana

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    Ozawa, L; Sheinbaum, C. [Instituto de Ingenieria de la UNAM, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    electricidad. Se observo que las disminuciones tanto en el consumo especifico de energia como en las emisiones especificas de carbono se debieron principalmente a mejoras tecnologicas en la fabricacion del acero: la sustitucion completa de los hornos de hogar abierto y una amplia penetracion de la colada continua. A pesar de estas mejoras en le eficiencia energetica y a la paulatina sustitucion del coque por gas natural al aumentar la produccion de hierro de reduccion directa. Sin embargo, el factor de emision de la electricidad se incremento debido a una mayor participacion de las plantas termoelectricas en 1995 en comparacion a 1970. Se compararon los indicadores de eficiencia energetica de esta industria con otros paises tomando en cuenta su propia estructura. Finalmente se hacen recomendaciones de medidas de ahorro de energia.

  16. GIANT API: an application programming interface for functional genomics

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    Roberts, Andrew M.; Wong, Aaron K.; Fisk, Ian; Troyanskaya, Olga G.

    2016-01-01

    GIANT API provides biomedical researchers programmatic access to tissue-specific and global networks in humans and model organisms, and associated tools, which includes functional re-prioritization of existing genome-wide association study (GWAS) data. Using tissue-specific interaction networks, researchers are able to predict relationships between genes specific to a tissue or cell lineage, identify the changing roles of genes across tissues and uncover disease-gene associations. Additionally, GIANT API enables computational tools like NetWAS, which leverages tissue-specific networks for re-prioritization of GWAS results. The web services covered by the API include 144 tissue-specific functional gene networks in human, global functional networks for human and six common model organisms and the NetWAS method. GIANT API conforms to the REST architecture, which makes it stateless, cacheable and highly scalable. It can be used by a diverse range of clients including web browsers, command terminals, programming languages and standalone apps for data analysis and visualization. The API is freely available for use at http://giant-api.princeton.edu. PMID:27098035

  17. Mining Effective Temporal Specifications from Heterogeneous API Data

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    Qian Wu; Guang-Tai Liang; Qian-Xiang Wang; Hong Mei

    2011-01-01

    Temporal specifications for Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) serve as an important basis for many defect detection tools.As these specifications are often not well documented,various approaches have been proposed to automatically mine specifications typically from API library source code or from API client programs.However,the library-based approaches take substantial computational resources and produce rather limited useful specifications,while the client-based approaches suffer from high false positive rates.To address the issues of existing approaches,we propose a novel specification miniug approach,called MineHEAD,which exploits heterogeneous API data,including information from API client programs as well as API library source code and comments,to produce effective specifications for defect detection with low cost.In particular,MineHEAD first applies client-based specification mining to produce a collection of candidate specifications,and then exploits the related library source code and comments to identify and refine the real specifications from the candidates.Our evaluation results on nine open source projects show that MineHEAD produces effective specifications with average precision of 97.2%.

  18. GIANT API: an application programming interface for functional genomics.

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    Roberts, Andrew M; Wong, Aaron K; Fisk, Ian; Troyanskaya, Olga G

    2016-07-08

    GIANT API provides biomedical researchers programmatic access to tissue-specific and global networks in humans and model organisms, and associated tools, which includes functional re-prioritization of existing genome-wide association study (GWAS) data. Using tissue-specific interaction networks, researchers are able to predict relationships between genes specific to a tissue or cell lineage, identify the changing roles of genes across tissues and uncover disease-gene associations. Additionally, GIANT API enables computational tools like NetWAS, which leverages tissue-specific networks for re-prioritization of GWAS results. The web services covered by the API include 144 tissue-specific functional gene networks in human, global functional networks for human and six common model organisms and the NetWAS method. GIANT API conforms to the REST architecture, which makes it stateless, cacheable and highly scalable. It can be used by a diverse range of clients including web browsers, command terminals, programming languages and standalone apps for data analysis and visualization. The API is freely available for use at http://giant-api.princeton.edu.

  19. Identification of Complete Repertoire of Apis florea Odorant Receptors Reveals Complex Orthologous Relationships with Apis mellifera.

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    Karpe, Snehal D; Jain, Rikesh; Brockmann, Axel; Sowdhamini, Ramanathan

    2016-09-26

    We developed a computational pipeline for homology based identification of the complete repertoire of olfactory receptor (OR) genes in the Asian honey bee species, Apis florea Apis florea is phylogenetically the most basal honey bee species and also the most distant sister species to the Western honey bee Apis mellifera, for which all OR genes had been identified before. Using our pipeline, we identified 180 OR genes in A. florea, which is very similar to the number of ORs identified in A. mellifera (177 ORs). Many characteristics of the ORs including gene structure, synteny of tandemly repeated ORs and basic phylogenetic clustering are highly conserved. The composite phylogenetic tree of A. florea and A. mellifera ORs could be divided into 21 clades which are in harmony with the existing Hymenopteran tree. However, we found a few nonorthologous OR relationships between both species as well as independent pseudogenization of ORs suggesting separate evolutionary changes. Particularly, a subgroup of the OR gene clade XI, which had been hypothesized to code cuticular hydrocarbon receptors showed a high number of species-specific ORs RNAseq analysis detected a total number of 145 OR transcripts in male and 162 in female antennae. Most of the OR genes were highly expressed on the female antennae. However, we detected five distinct male-biased OR genes, out of which three genes (AfOr11, AfOr18, AfOr170P) were shown to be male-biased in A. mellifera, too, thus corroborating a behavioral function in sex-pheromone communication.

  20. Variance in spermatozoa number among Apis dorsata drones and among Apis mellifera drones

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    Koeniger, Gudrun; KOENIGER, Nikolaus; Tingek, Salim; Phiancharoen, Mananya

    2005-01-01

    International audience; Published estimates of the mean spermatozoa numbers for Apis dorsata drones vary from 1.2 × 106 and 2.4 × 106; the number of spermatozoa per individual drone vary from 0.22 × 106 to 2.65 × 106. Counts presented here revealed 1.19 × 106 + 0.25 × 106 spermatozoa in drones sampled near a colony and 1.59 × 106 + 0.18 × 106 in drones sampled at a drone congregation area (DCA) in Sabah, Borneo. The difference between the two sites is significant. Further, the degree of varia...

  1. Variation morphogeometrics of Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera in Brazil Variação morfogeométrica das abelhas africanizadas (Apis mellifera no Brasil

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    Lorena A. Nunes

    2012-09-01

    étricos. Foi realizada uma amostragem em 14 localidades no Brasil, abrangendo as cinco regiões geográficas. A partir de análise de forma e análises multivariadas verificou-se que a forma da asa revelou um padrão geográfico entre as populações de Apis mellifera no Brasil. As variações geográficas podem ser atribuídas à grande extensão territorial do Brasil, além de poder estar associada à diferenças entre ecorregiões.

  2. Honeybee (Apis mellifera ligustica) drone embryo proteomes.

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    Li, Jianke; Fang, Yu; Zhang, Lan; Begna, Desalegn

    2011-03-01

    Little attention has been paid to the drone honeybee (Apis mellifera ligustica) which is a haploid individual carrying only the set of alleles that it inherits from its mother. Molecular mechanisms underlying drone embryogenesis are poorly understood. This study evaluated protein expression profiles of drone embryogenesis at embryonic ages of 24, 48 and 72h. More than 100 reproducible proteins were analyzed by mass spectrometry on 2D electrophoresis gels. Sixty-two proteins were significantly changed at the selected three experimental age points. Expression of the metabolic energy requirement-related protein peaked at the embryonic age of 48h, whereas development and metabolizing amino acid-related proteins expressed optimally at 72h. Cytoskeleton, protein folding and antioxidant-related proteins were highly expressed at 48 and 72h. Protein networks of the identified proteins were constructed and protein expressions were validated at the transcription level. This first proteomic study of drone embryogenesis in the honeybee may provide geneticists an exact timetable and candidate protein outline for further manipulations of drone stem cells.

  3. The Apis mellifera Filamentous Virus Genome

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    Laurent Gauthier

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A complete reference genome of the Apis mellifera Filamentous virus (AmFV was determined using Illumina Hiseq sequencing. The AmFV genome is a double stranded DNA molecule of approximately 498,500 nucleotides with a GC content of 50.8%. It encompasses 247 non-overlapping open reading frames (ORFs, equally distributed on both strands, which cover 65% of the genome. While most of the ORFs lacked threshold sequence alignments to reference protein databases, twenty-eight were found to display significant homologies with proteins present in other large double stranded DNA viruses. Remarkably, 13 ORFs had strong similarity with typical baculovirus domains such as PIFs (per os infectivity factor genes: pif-1, pif-2, pif-3 and p74 and BRO (Baculovirus Repeated Open Reading Frame. The putative AmFV DNA polymerase is of type B, but is only distantly related to those of the baculoviruses. The ORFs encoding proteins involved in nucleotide metabolism had the highest percent identity to viral proteins in GenBank. Other notable features include the presence of several collagen-like, chitin-binding, kinesin and pacifastin domains. Due to the large size of the AmFV genome and the inconsistent affiliation with other large double stranded DNA virus families infecting invertebrates, AmFV may belong to a new virus family.

  4. The Apis mellifera Filamentous Virus Genome.

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    Gauthier, Laurent; Cornman, Scott; Hartmann, Ulrike; Cousserans, François; Evans, Jay D; de Miranda, Joachim R; Neumann, Peter

    2015-07-09

    A complete reference genome of the Apis mellifera Filamentous virus (AmFV) was determined using Illumina Hiseq sequencing. The AmFV genome is a double stranded DNA molecule of approximately 498,500 nucleotides with a GC content of 50.8%. It encompasses 247 non-overlapping open reading frames (ORFs), equally distributed on both strands, which cover 65% of the genome. While most of the ORFs lacked threshold sequence alignments to reference protein databases, twenty-eight were found to display significant homologies with proteins present in other large double stranded DNA viruses. Remarkably, 13 ORFs had strong similarity with typical baculovirus domains such as PIFs (per os infectivity factor genes: pif-1, pif-2, pif-3 and p74) and BRO (Baculovirus Repeated Open Reading Frame). The putative AmFV DNA polymerase is of type B, but is only distantly related to those of the baculoviruses. The ORFs encoding proteins involved in nucleotide metabolism had the highest percent identity to viral proteins in GenBank. Other notable features include the presence of several collagen-like, chitin-binding, kinesin and pacifastin domains. Due to the large size of the AmFV genome and the inconsistent affiliation with other large double stranded DNA virus families infecting invertebrates, AmFV may belong to a new virus family.

  5. Uso de dióxido de carbono na agricultura Use of carbon dioxide in agriculture

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    José Maria Pinto

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available O ciclo do carbono na biosfera tem sido significativamente alterado pela atividade do homem nos últimos 150 anos. O CO2 emitido pela atividade humana é da ordem de 8,5 bilhões de toneladas anuais, como conseqüência a concentração de CO2 atmosférico está aumentando. Estudos relacionando os efeitos do aumento artificial da concentração de CO2 nas plantas para obtenção de produtos em maior quantidade e melhor qualidade permitem conhecer a capacidade das plantas de adaptarem-se a esses ambientes. No entanto, fatores relacionados à aplicação de dióxido de carbono necessitam de estudos ecofisiológicos mais detalhados referentes às trocas de CO2.The carbon cycle in the biosphere has been significantly altered by man's activities in the last 150 years. The CO2 emitted by human activity is approximately 8.5 billion of tons yearly, as a consequence, the carbon dioxide concentration is increasing. Studies related to the artificial increase effects of CO2 concentration on plants used for obtaining products in greater quantity and with a better quality permit us to know the capacity of the plants to adapt in this environment. Therefore, factors related to the application of carbon dioxide need more accurate studies concerning to carbon dioxide changes.

  6. Caracterización del aceite de semilla de uva extraído con dióxido de carbono supercrítico

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    Molero Gómez, A.

    1995-02-01

    Full Text Available In this work the quality of grape seed oil obtained by extraction with supercritical carbon dioxide was studied. At the optimun operating conditions (313 K and 25 MPa, the yield of supercritical extraction is similar to the conventional extraction by liquid solvent, but the quality of the grape seed oil extracted by supercritical carbon dioxide is higher.
    Furthermore, supercritical extraction could be more economical than liquid extraction because the solvent removal by distillation is not necessary and several steps of the subsequent oil refining process can be eliminated.

    En este trabajo se realiza un estudio de la calidad del aceite de semillas de uva obtenido por extracción con dióxido de carbono supercrítico. En las condiciones operativas óptimas del proceso (313 K y 25 MPa el rendimiento de la extracción supercrítica es similar al de la extracción con disolventes líquidos, pero la calidad del aceite es muy superior.
    En consecuencia, el proceso supercrítico resulta competitivo con el convencional al reducir las etapas de refinado del aceite y eliminar la destilación del disolvente, las más costosas desde el punto de vista energético.

  7. Nanotubos de carbono: Estructura porosa y sus implicaciones en el campo de la energía

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    2005-01-01

    Tesis doctoral Universidad de Zaragoza, Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Química Orgánica y Química Física e Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB-CSIC), Grupo de Nanoestructuras de Carbono y Nanotecnología.-- Fecha de lectura: 01/04/2005

  8. Inhibiting DNA methylation alters olfactory extinction but not acquisition learning in Apis cerana and Apis mellifera.

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    Gong, Zhiwen; Wang, Chao; Nieh, James C; Tan, Ken

    2016-07-01

    DNA methylation plays a key role in invertebrate acquisition and extinction memory. Honey bees have excellent olfactory learning, but the role of DNA methylation in memory formation has, to date, only been studied in Apis mellifera. We inhibited DNA methylation by inhibiting DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) with zebularine (zeb) and studied the resulting effects upon olfactory acquisition and extinction memory in two honey bee species, Apis cerana and A. mellifera. We used the proboscis extension reflex (PER) assay to measure memory. We provide the first demonstration that DNA methylation is also important in the olfactory extinction learning of A. cerana. DNMT did not reduce acquisition learning in either species. However, zeb bidirectionally and differentially altered extinction learning in both species. In particular, zeb provided 1h before acquisition learning improved extinction memory retention in A. mellifera, but reduced extinction memory retention in A. cerana. The reasons for these differences are unclear, but provide a basis for future studies to explore species-specific differences in the effects of methylation on memory formation.

  9. Factores críticos para lograr la carbono neutralidad: Mejorando la vinculación del sector forestal costarricense con las empresas C-Neutral

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    Meza-Picado, Víctor; Chavarría-Vargas, Manuel; Barrantes-Rodríguez, Alfonso

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    : Costa Rica se propuso alcanzar la "carbono neutralidad" para el año 2021. Para lograrlo, dos actores claves han sido identificados: por un lado se encuentran las organizaciones que contribuyen con la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero y; por otro, el componente forestal, el cual contribuye a la mitigación por medio de la remoción y almacenamiento del dióxido de carbono en sus componentes. Con la intención de alcanzar la Marca País C-Neutral (lograr la declaración de carbono neutralidad ...

  10. Estoques de carbono e agregados do solo cultivado com cana-de-açucar: efeito da palhada e do clima no centro-sul do Brasil

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    Gábor Gyula Julius Szakács

    2007-01-01

    O estudo foi dividido em quatro partes. Na primeira parte analisou-se o impacto do clima na estocagem de carbono em solos de canaviais sem a queima da palhada. Foram escolhidos três regimes climáticos contrastantes do centro-sul do Brasil. O potencial de seqüestro de carbono orgânica no solo (COS) foi determinado, em cada regime climático, de acordo com a taxa anual de carbono remanescente no solo proveniente da palhada depositada. Para obter esta taxa, compararam-se os estoques de COS em can...

  11. A quick guide to API 510 certified pressure vessel inspector syllabus example questions and worked answers

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    Matthews, Clifford

    2010-01-01

    The API Individual Certification Programs (ICPs) are well established worldwide in the oil, gas, and petroleum industries. This Quick Guide is unique in providing simple, accessible and well-structured guidance for anyone studying the API 510 Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector syllabus by summarizing and helping them through the syllabus and providing multiple example questions and worked answers.Technical standards are referenced from the API 'body of knowledge' for the examination, i.e. API 510 Pressure vessel inspection, alteration, rerating; API 572 Pressure vessel inspection; API

  12. A knowledge discovery object model API for Java

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    Jones Steven JM

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Biological data resources have become heterogeneous and derive from multiple sources. This introduces challenges in the management and utilization of this data in software development. Although efforts are underway to create a standard format for the transmission and storage of biological data, this objective has yet to be fully realized. Results This work describes an application programming interface (API that provides a framework for developing an effective biological knowledge ontology for Java-based software projects. The API provides a robust framework for the data acquisition and management needs of an ontology implementation. In addition, the API contains classes to assist in creating GUIs to represent this data visually. Conclusions The Knowledge Discovery Object Model (KDOM API is particularly useful for medium to large applications, or for a number of smaller software projects with common characteristics or objectives. KDOM can be coupled effectively with other biologically relevant APIs and classes. Source code, libraries, documentation and examples are available at http://www.bcgsc.ca/bioinfo/software.

  13. Thermodynamic phase behavior of API/polymer solid dispersions.

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    Prudic, Anke; Ji, Yuanhui; Sadowski, Gabriele

    2014-07-07

    To improve the bioavailability of poorly soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), these materials are often integrated into a polymer matrix that acts as a carrier. The resulting mixture is called a solid dispersion. In this work, the phase behaviors of solid dispersions were investigated as a function of the API as well as of the type and molecular weight of the carrier polymer. Specifically, the solubility of artemisinin and indomethacin was measured in different poly(ethylene glycol)s (PEG 400, PEG 6000, and PEG 35000). The measured solubility data and the solubility of sulfonamides in poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) K10 and PEG 35000 were modeled using the perturbed-chain statistical associating fluid theory (PC-SAFT). The results show that PC-SAFT predictions are in a good accordance with the experimental data, and PC-SAFT can be used to predict the whole phase diagram of an API/polymer solid dispersion as a function of the kind of API and polymer and of the polymer's molecular weight. This remarkably simplifies the screening process for suitable API/polymer combinations.

  14. Dinámica del carbono (almacenes y flujos en manglares de México

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    Jorge A. Herrera Silveira

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La cobertura de los manglares de México los coloca en cuarto lugar a nivel mundial. Se reconocen sus múltiples servicios ecosistémicos, pero también altas tasas de deforestación. Evaluaciones en otras partes del mundo destacan el papel de los manglares en el ciclo del carbono, principalmente como almacenes de carbono orgánico (Corg en los sedimentos y exportadores de Corg disuelto y particulado. Para estimar la contribución de los manglares, a escala local, regional y de país, en estrategias como la Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación (REDD+, es indispensable determinar los almacenes de Corg como línea base de emisiones. En este estudio se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica sobre almacenes y flujos de carbono en manglares de México mediante diferentes fuentes de información. De más de 200 estudios, solo 48 contenían datos o información para hacer una revisión del estado que guarda el conocimiento de almacenes y flujos de Corg en los manglares de México. Regionalmente, la zona del Pacífico Central tiene menos información y la Península de Yucatán donde más datos existen. Los mayores almacenes de Corg total se localizan en el Golfo de México y en los manglares de tipo ribereño (>1200 Mg C ha-1. Existe menos información sobre flujos de Corg, dominando los relacionados con la caída de hojarasca. En la zona del Pacífico Sur y en el manglar ribereño se observaron los valores más altos. La extensión y variabilidad de condiciones ambientales en los manglares de México son una oportunidad para desarrollar múltiples temas de investigación, como la caracterización de paisajes y mapas locales de coberturas relacionados con variables del agua (hidroperíodo, del suelo (topografía y procesos microbiológicos. La extensión y distribución de los manglares ofrecen la oportunidad para formar grupos de investigadores a escala regional y abordar de forma consensada estudios bajo una estrategia metodol

  15. Nosema ceranae in drone honey bees (Apis mellifera).

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    Traver, Brenna E; Fell, Richard D

    2011-07-01

    Nosema ceranae is a microsporidian intracellular parasite of honey bees, Apis mellifera. Previously Nosema apis was thought to be the only cause of nosemosis, but it has recently been proposed that N. ceranae is displacing N. apis. The rapid spread of N. ceranae could be due to additional transmission mechanisms, as well as higher infectivity. We analyzed drones for N. ceranae infections using duplex qPCR with species specific primers and probes. We found that both immature and mature drones are infected with N. ceranae at low levels. This is the first report detecting N. ceranae in immature bees. Our data suggest that because drones are known to drift from their parent hives to other hives, they could provide a means for disease spread within and between apiaries.

  16. Acinetobacter apis sp. nov., isolated from the intestinal tract of a honey bee, Apis mellifera.

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    Kim, Pil Soo; Shin, Na-Ri; Kim, Joon Yong; Yun, Ji-Hyun; Hyun, Dong-Wook; Bae, Jin-Woo

    2014-08-01

    A novel Gram-negative, obligate aerobic, non-motile, and both coccobacillus- and bacillus-shaped bacterium, designated strain HYN18(T), was isolated from the intestinal tract of a honey bee (Apis mellifera). The isolate was oxidase-negative and catalase-positive. Strain HYN18(T) showed optimum growth at 25°C, pH 6-7, and in the presence of 1% (w/v) NaCl in trypticase soy broth medium. The isolate was negative for hydrolyses of starch, casein, gelatin and urea, indole production from tryptone and hemolysis on sheep blood agar. A phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene and rpoB gene sequence showed that strain HYN18(T) was most closely related to Acinetobacter nectaris SAP 763.2(T) and A. boissieri SAP 284.1(T) with 98.3% and 98.1% similarity (16S rRNA gene), respectively, and 84.4% similarity with Acinetobacter nectaris SAP 763.2(T) (rpoB gene). The major cellular fatty acids were summed features 3 (comprising C16:1ω7c /C16:1ω6c ), C12:0 and C16:0. The main isoprenoid quinone was ubiquinone-9 (Q-9). The polar lipids of strain HYN18(T) were phosphatidylethanolamine, three unidentified lipids, an unidentified phospholipid and an unidentified glycolipid. The DNA G+C content was 40.6 mol%. DNA-DNA hybridization experiments indicated less than 33 ± 10% relatedness to the closest phylogenetic species, Acinetobacter nectaris SAP 763.2(T). Thus, the phenotypic, phylogenetic and genotypic analyses indicate that strain HYN18(T) is a novel species within the genus Acinetobacter, for which the name Acinetobacter apis is proposed. The type strain is HYN18(T) (=KACC 16906(T) =JCM 18575(T)).

  17. Carbon Bonds and the saving of energy; Bonos de carbono y el ahorro de energia

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    Alvarez Ramirez, Alejandro [NovaEnergia (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    This document deals with the development of the carbon bond project, the energy saving and the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol at a world-wide level. In this project Mexico opts for a development model in which the economic growth brakes ties with the discharge of greenhouse effect gases and in which the progress does not mean more damages to our planet. [Spanish] Este documento trata sobre el desarrollo del proyecto de bonos de carbono, ahorro de energia y la entrada en vigor del Protocolo de Kyoto a nivel mundial, en el cual Mexico opta por un modelo de desarrollo en el que el crecimiento economico esta desvinculado de la emision de gases de efecto invernadero y en donde el progreso no signifique mas danos a nuestro planeta.

  18. Diseño de polvos de molde para colada continua de slabs de aceros bajo carbono

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    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Commercial fluxes were characterized by laboratory tests, and their original properties were changed with additions of chemical reagents in order to establish criteria and design strategies to produce new fluxes. The characterization of the commercial fluxes reveals that they are produced by simple mechanical blend of minerals, using feldspars and clays as base materials, containing SiO2, Al2O3, Na2 O and in less quantity K2O, MgO, Fe2 O3and MnO; limestone as the main source of CaO, fluorspar (CaF2 used to control the viscosity and graphite as carbon source. Melting-solidification tests revealed melting and fluidity temperatures and the existence of abundant mineralogical phases formed during the flux solidification. Some important mineralogical compounds are the nepheline (NaAlSiO4 and cuspidine (Ca4Si2O7F2; these species have a direct influence on the heat transfer phenomena from strand to mold and therefore on the phase transformations and the shrinkage of the steel.

    A partir de la caracterización de polvos comerciales mediante pruebas de laboratorio y la modificación de sus propiedades mediante adiciones de compuestos químicos, se identificaron y desarrollaron criterios y estrategias de diseño que sirvieron de base para elaborar nuevos polvos. La caracterización de los polvos comerciales indica que se fabrican por simple mezcla mecánica de minerales, utilizando feldespatos y arcillas como materiales base, que contienen SiO2, Al2O3, Na2 O y, en menor proporción, K 2O, MgO, Fe2 O3 y MnO, caliza como fuente principal de CaO, fluorita (CaF2 como fluidificante y grafito como fuente de carbono. Mediante pruebas de fusión-solidificación se determinaron las temperaturas de fusión y fluidez de los polvos y

  19. Análisis de Ciclo de Vida en la determinación de la energía contenida y la huella de carbono en el proceso de fabricación del hormigón premezclado. Caso estudio planta productora Región del Bío Bío, Chile

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    Claudia Muñoz Sanguinetti

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo muestra resultados acerca de la determinación de la energía contenida y la huella de carbono asociadas al proceso de fabricación de hormigones, en una planta premezcladora en la región del Biobío, Chile, a través de un Análisis de Ciclo de Vida simplificado. El inventario ambiental consideró primordialmente: transporte de materias primas, proceso de dosificación, carguío y despacho de los principales insumos materiales. Para todas estas actividades se cuantificaron consumos energéticos y emisiones de CO2 durante un año de producción, excluyendo consumo energético y huella de carbono corporativa. Al aplicar el “inventario ciclo de vida” (ICV, según IS0 14.040-2006, el caso de estudio mostró que para producir un metro cúbico de hormigón premezclado se requieren 342 MJ, lo que genera una huella de carbono de 26 Kg/CO2. Al comparar este resultado con bases de datos internacionales, el mismo caso demostró ser un 37,5% más bajo en energía contenida y más de un 50% inferior en emisiones de CO2. Esta investigación permitió concluir que el proceso unitario con mayor impacto ambiental desde el punto de vista del consumo energético y emisiones de CO2, está constituido por los transportes indirectos de las materias primas, principalmente áridos, que representan un 46% del total del sistema estudiado.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Comportamento de cilindros de carbono/epóxi submetidos a cargas compressivas axiais Mechanical behavior of carbon/epoxy cylinders under axial compressive loads

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    Adriano Gonçalves

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Para estruturas utilizadas no setor aeroespacial, os requisitos de baixo peso, alta resistência e rigidez, além de estabilidade dimensional, têm propiciado o aumento da utilização de materiais compósitos nas suas manufaturas. Em particular, cascas cilíndricas ou estruturas construídas pela junção de cilindros de paredes finas, confeccionadas em fibra de carbono e resina epóxi, são amplamente utilizadas neste tipo de aplicação. Neste trabalho, um programa experimental foi desenvolvido para determinar as tensões de falha, os módulos de elasticidade e o modo de falha de 47 cilindros com diâmetro interno de 40 mm e espessura nominal de 0,6 mm (com exceção de 2 corpos de prova, fabricados em carbono/epóxi, quando submetidos a cargas compressivas uniaxiais. Os espécimes testados possuíam diferentes razões entre comprimento e diâmetro (variando de 2,50 a 11,25 e seqüências de laminação variadas (orientações de camadas. Os resultados dos ensaios foram comparados aos obtidos em análises realizadas com programas de elementos finitos e os fatores que influenciaram o comportamento mecânico destes cilindros foram analisados.The requirements of low weight and dimensional stability, combined with high strength and stiffness, for aerospace structures has prompted an increasing use of fiber reinforced materials in manufacturing such structures. In particular, carbon/epoxy cylinders have been widely used in aerospace applications. In this work, an experimental program was developed to determine failure loads, modulus of elasticity and failure modes of 47 carbon/epoxy cylinders shells under compressive loads. The specimens tested had several different length/diameter (from 2.50 to 11.25 ratios and laminate lay-up. These results were compared to the analytical results from finite element code and the most important factors influencing the mechanical behavior of this type of structure were analyzed.

  3. Mudanças no carbono e nitrogênio em diferentes compartimentos da matéria orgânica sob sistema agrossilvipastoril

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    Beno Wendling

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Em um sistema agrossilvipastoril, que vem sendo implantado anualmente desde 1993, em Paracatu/MG, foi estudado o efeito de sua introdução sobre as mudanças nos teores de Carbono e Nitrogênio em diferentes compartimentos da matéria orgânica do solo. O sistema foi implantado em solo sob floresta de eucaliptos, abandonada após três cortes. No primeiro ano, além dos eucaliptos plantados em espaçamento de 10 x 4 m, nas entre linhas e entre linhas, respectivamente, foi realizado um cultivo com arroz (Oryza sativum sp, no segundo ano cultivou-se soja (Glicyne max sp e no terceiro ano, a braquiária (Brachiaria bizantina sp. Após o terceiro ano, a prática de pastejo da braquiária por bovinos de corte foi iniciada, permanecendo na área até o final do ciclo do sistema, previsto para o 11° ano. Uma área de cerrado e outra área com eucaliptos em sistema de cultivo convencional foram usadas, como referência à condição natural e às condições existentes antes da implantação do sistema agrossilvipastoril, respectivamente. Foram coletadas amostras nas idades de 1, 2, 3, 6 e 10 anos do eucalipto. De acordo com os resultados, verificou-se que houve significativa diminuição nos teores e estoques de carbono e nitrogênio totais, bem como na biomassa microbiana. Com o avanço da idade do sistema, iniciou-se uma tendência para recuperação dos teores e estoques dessas frações. Entre as substâncias húmicas, a fração ácido fúlvico foi a menos afetada pela introdução do sistema. Verifica-se que o sistema agrossilvipastoril foi desfavorável a manutenção da matéria orgânica do solo nos primeiros anos, porém, apresenta potencial para recuperação da mesma com o avanço da idade.

  4. Almacenes y dinámica del carbono orgánico en ecosistemas forestales tropicales de México

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    Julio Campo

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El efecto del régimen de precipitación en la dinámica del carbono en los bosques tropicales es poco conocido a pesar de su importante papel en el ciclo global del C. El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar si existe un efecto de la lluvia y del uso de la tierra en el ciclo del C. También se analizó la recuperación de los almacenes del C luego del abandono del pastoreo por ganado en regiones tropicales forestales distribuidas en un amplio rango de precipitación media anual. Se analizaron datos publicados de ocho bosques tropicales mexicanos, que incluyó un intervalo de precipitación media anual entre 642 y 4725 mm. El análisis indicó que el C en la biomasa aumentó con la precipitación media anual. La concentración de C en los primeros 20 cm del suelo tendió a aumentar con la precipitación media anual, pero presentó un pico también en el extremo más seco del gradiente, probablemente debido a su limitada descomposición. El almacén total de C en el suelo aumentó con la precipitación y, en particular, en el subsuelo (>30 cm, donde se acumuló del 49 al 60% del total. Los efectos del uso del suelo en el C parecen depender del régimen de precipitación. En contraste, el C del suelo durante la sucesión secundaria no varió con la intensidad de la sequía, aun cuando el número de estudios fue muy limitado. El análisis sugiere que el régimen de precipitación juega un papel central en la dinámica del ciclo del C en los bosques tropicales.

  5. Simulación de los cambios de carbono orgánico del suelo en sistema de cultivo con higuerilla por el modelo RothC

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    Lucila González Molina

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue la simulación de los cambios del carbono orgánico del suelo (COS, por el modelo RothC, en razón del cambio de uso de suelo del sistema tradicional - asociación maíz-calabaza (TMC - a sistemas con higuerilla (Ricinus communis: multiestratos (MUL, callejones (CALL y monocultivo de higuerilla (HIG. Las simulaciones del COS se hicieron para las profundidades de suelo 0-20 y 0-40 cm, para el periodo de 1980-2040, considerándose como línea base al sistema TMC. Las tasas de cambio de COS estimadas con el RothC, en ambas profundidades de suelo, estuvieron en 0,5-1,2, 0,4-0,8, 0,3-0,5 y 0,04-0,1 Mg ha-1 de C por año en los sistemas HIG, MUL, CALL y TMC, respectivamente, y fueron consistentes con las reportadas en la literatura. El desempeño del RothC tuvo 89% de eficiencia (EF, con R²=0,9, lo que muestra que este modelo puede usarse con información temporal del COS escasa, información de la historia de uso de suelo y mediciones de la entrada de residuos vegetales aéreos y subterráneos en el suelo.

  6. Evaluación del empleo de aceros de bajo contenido de carbono en la fabricación del cuerpo de cilindros oleohidráulicos. // Low carbon steel evaluation for oleohydraulic cylinders manufacturing.

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    V. Gómez Rodríguez

    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se realiza una evaluación del empleo de aceros de bajo contenido de carbono en la fabricación del cuerpo decilindros oleohidráulicos de producción nacional. Se estudia la influencia del cambio de material en la calidad superficial,la resistencia al desgaste y el comportamiento desde el punto de vista de la corrosión.Palabras claves: Cilindros oleohidráulicos, resistencia superficial, corrosión, acero._________________________________________________________________________________Abstract.In this paper, an evaluation of the use of low carbon steel used to manufacture the hydraulic homemade cylinders body iscarried out. The influence of change of material in surface quality, the wear resistance and the behaviour from the corrosionpoint of view, are studied.Key words: Oleohydraulic cylinders, superficial strength, corrosion, steel.

  7. Produção de grafeno pela abertura de nanotubos de carbono auxiliada por líquido iônico e uso em nanocompósitos de resina epoxídica

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    No fim do século XX cresceu o interesse por materiais com potencial para aplicação na área da nanotecnologia. Um destes materiais é o grafeno (alótropo do carbono da espessura de um átomo), indicado para aplicações que exploram desde propriedades ópticas até mecânicas. Todavia, os métodos de produção estabelecidos até o momento geram normalmente um produto com alto grau de defeitos estruturais. Por isso, o objetivo deste estudo foi desenvolver um método mais brando para obtenção de grafeno, p...

  8. Análisis de Ciclo de Vida en la determinación de la energía contenida y la huella de carbono en el proceso de fabricación del hormigón premezclado. Caso estudio planta productora Región del Bío Bío, Chile

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    El presente artículo muestra resultados acerca de la determinación de la energía contenida y la huella de carbono asociadas al proceso de fabricación de hormigones, en una planta premezcladora en la región del Biobío, Chile, a través de un Análisis de Ciclo de Vida simplificado. El inventario ambiental consideró primordialmente: transporte de materias primas, proceso de dosificación, carguío y despacho de los principales insumos materiales. Para todas estas actividades se cuantificaron consum...

  9. Dinámica del carbono en sistemas agrícolas bajo siembra directa : nuevas evidencias obtenidas mediante el uso de 13 C sobre la importancia de las raíces, la calidad de los residuos y el laboreo

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    2015-01-01

    El carbono orgánico del suelo (COS) es uno de los principales determinantes de la productividad de los ecosistemas, afectando la fertilidad del suelo y su capacidad de secuestrar CO2. La agricultura es uno de los principales cambios de uso del suelo que afecta significativamente el COS. En esta tesis se examinan, mediante experimentos de campo y usando al 13C como trazador isotópico, tres aspectos de la dinámica de C en sistemas agrícolas: 1) la importancia de las raíces en la formación de CO...

  10. Apiñamiento dentario en escolares de 3 a 12 años. Holguín 2008

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    Elisabeth Carmona Vidal

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Aborda un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal en 2200 niños de 3-12 años de edad que reciben atención en las clínicas: Mario Pozo, Artemio Mastrapa y Manuel Angulo, en el período de septiembre del 2007 a septiembre del 2008; con el objetivo de contribuir al conocimiento sobre la presencia de apiñamiento en la muestra seleccionada, su clasificación, localización, grupos dentarios afectados y los factores de riesgo asociados. Se pudo conocer que existe una alta prevalencia de apiñamiento, 779 infantes afectados, predominando el apiñamiento secundario sobre el primario a medida que avanza la edad; en la mandíbula se localizó con mayor frecuencia, 393 niños y el grupo incisomandibular fue el más afectado con 610 pacientes. Además se encontraron diferentes factores de riesgo como: las caries interproximales en 169 pequeños, seguidas de las pérdidas prematuras, la falta de espacio interincisivo y primate, la disfunción neuromuscular y los hábitos de succión.

  11. Tendencies in the energy consumption and in the carbon dioxide emissions in the Mexican cement industry; Tendencias del consumo de energia y emisiones de bioxido de carbono de la industria cementera mexicana

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    Ozawa M, Leticia; Sheinbaum P, Claudia [Instituto de Ingenieria UNAM, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    This paper analyzes the changes occurred in the energy consumption and carbon dioxide in the Mexican cement industry. For this purpose, the energy consumption and the emissions are broken up into three types of changes that affect the energy demand of an industry: activity, structure and energy intensity. According to this analysis it is found that the Mexican cement industry has suffered an important reduction in the energy intensity as a result of the disappearance, almost complete, of the wet production process, of the increment in the production of pozzolanic cement and in the opening of new high technology industries. With respect to the intensity of carbon dioxide emissions it does not decrease at the same rate than the energy intensity due to the increased consumption of the fuel oil over the natural gas. At the end of this paper an international comparison is presented of the energy specific consumption and of its emissions. [Espanol] En este articulo se analizan los cambios ocurridos en el consumo de energia y emisiones de bioxido de carbono de la industria cementera mexicana. Para ello, se desagrega el consumo de energia y las emisiones en tres tipos de cambios que influyen en la demanda energetica de una industria: actividad, estructura, e intensidad energetica. De acuerdo con este analisis se encuentra que la industria cementera mexicana ha sufrido un importante decremento en la intensidad energetica producto de la desaparicion, casi por completo, del proceso de produccion por via humeda, del incremento en la produccion del cemento puzolanico y de la apertura de nuevas industrias con alta tecnologia. Por su parte, la intensidad en las emisiones de bioxido de carbono no disminuye a la misma tasa que la intensidad energetica debido al incremento en el uso del combustoleo sobre el gas natural. Al final del articulo se presenta una comparacion internacional del consumo especifico de energia y de las emisiones.

  12. Efecto de plantaciones dendroenergéticas en el carbono a nivel de suelo, en dos suelos contrastantes de la región de Biobío, Chile

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    Edwin Esquivel

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La biomasa forestal como fuente de energía proveniente de plantaciones dendroenergéticas, al compararla con combustibles fósiles, presenta la ventaja de producir energía carbono-neutral, dado el secuestro de carbono (C fijado en la biomasa producida y los aportes al suelo. Plantaciones forestales de corta rotación, altas densidades, y localizadas en terrenos marginales pueden representar una excelente oportunidad de producción de biomasa para la producción de energía o combustibles. Sin embargo, los beneficios en el corto plazo del aumento del C a nivel de suelo en sitios marginales han sido cuestionados. Se establecieron plantaciones dendroenergéticas con las especies Eucalyptus camaldulensis, E. nitens, E. globulus, y Acacia melanoxylon a densidades de 5.000, 7.500 y 10.000 plantas por hectárea, en dos sitios de producción forestal marginal con suelos contrastantes (arenales y granítico localizados en la Región del Biobío de Chile. Evaluaciones periódicas durante 4 años a 0-20 y 20-40 cm de profundidad, del nivel de C en cada uno de los suelos evaluados, sugiere efectos de la edad (tiempo desde el establecimiento de la plantación (P < 0,001. A pesar de los cambios observados en el tiempo, la escasa diferencia en los niveles observados de C en el suelo mineral para los 48 meses de estudio comparados a los primeros 2 meses post-plantación, sugiere una rápida capacidad de recuperación de los niveles de C del suelo en un corto periodo.

  13. Disclosure of carbon credit operations in management publications Divulgación de las operaciones con créditos de carbono en los in informes de la administración y las notas explicativas Evidenciação das operações com crédito de carbono nos relatórios da administração e nas notas explicativas

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    Vanderlei dos Santos

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    Full Text Available This study identifies the level of disclosure in management reports and explanatory notes regarding carbon credit operations as related to projects, funding, markets, accounting and taxation. A descriptive research with a qualitative approach was carried out in document analysis of 14 Brazilian companies, publicly traded, that have Clean Development Mechanism projects approved by the Interministerial Commission of Global Climate Change as listed by the Ministry of Science and Technology. By November28, 2008, 195 projects had been approved, 25 of these belonged to these 14 companies. Content analysis technique for management reports and explanatory notes was used for collection of data from the first carbon credits up to the third quarter of 2008. Results show that these companies do not disclose accounting and taxation of the carbon credit transactions in their reporting. Information most often published related to the form of generation of these credits and cost of investment. In conclusion, it is evident that management reports and explanatory notes of these companies with respect to transactions with carbon credits do not respect the full disclosure principleEl estudio tiene el objetivo de identificar el nivel de divulgación, en los informes de la administración y en las notas explicativas, de las operaciones con créditos de carbono relacionadas a los proyectos, medios de financiamiento y mercado, contabilización y tributación. Se realizó una investigación descriptiva, con abordaje cualitativo, mediante análisis de documentos, en las 14 empresas brasileñas de capital abierto que poseen proyectos de Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio (MDL aprobados por la Comisión Interministerial de Mudanza Global del Clima, de acuerdo al listado del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. El 28 de noviembre de 2008 había 195 proyectos aprobados, 25 de los cuales pertenecían a 14 empresas de capital abierto. Para la recogida de los datos, se aplicó la t

  14. Sperm use economy of honeybee (Apis mellifera) queens

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    Baer, Boris; Collins, Jason; Maalaps, Kristiina;

    2016-01-01

    the fecundity and longevity of queens and therefore colony fitness. We quantified the number of sperm that honeybee (Apis mellifera) queens use to fertilize eggs. We examined sperm use in naturally mated queens of different ages and in queens artificially inseminated with different volumes of semen. We found...

  15. Standard methods for research on apis mellifera gut symbionts

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    Gut microbes can play an important role in digestion, disease resistance, and the general health of animals, but little is known about the biology of gut symbionts in Apis mellifera. This paper is part of a series on honey bee research methods, providing protocols for studying gut symbionts. We desc...

  16. The Proteins API: accessing key integrated protein and genome information.

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    Nightingale, Andrew; Antunes, Ricardo; Alpi, Emanuele; Bursteinas, Borisas; Gonzales, Leonardo; Liu, Wudong; Luo, Jie; Qi, Guoying; Turner, Edd; Martin, Maria

    2017-04-05

    The Proteins API provides searching and programmatic access to protein and associated genomics data such as curated protein sequence positional annotations from UniProtKB, as well as mapped variation and proteomics data from large scale data sources (LSS). Using the coordinates service, researchers are able to retrieve the genomic sequence coordinates for proteins in UniProtKB. This, the LSS genomics and proteomics data for UniProt proteins is programmatically only available through this service. A Swagger UI has been implemented to provide documentation, an interface for users, with little or no programming experience, to 'talk' to the services to quickly and easily formulate queries with the services and obtain dynamically generated source code for popular programming languages, such as Java, Perl, Python and Ruby. Search results are returned as standard JSON, XML or GFF data objects. The Proteins API is a scalable, reliable, fast, easy to use RESTful services that provides a broad protein information resource for users to ask questions based upon their field of expertise and allowing them to gain an integrated overview of protein annotations available to aid their knowledge gain on proteins in biological processes. The Proteins API is available at (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/proteins/api/doc).

  17. Fertile diploid drones in africanized honeybees, Apis mellifera adansonii.

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    Chaud-Netto, J

    1977-02-15

    59 diploid drones of Apis mellifera adansonii, 12-37 days old, were tested for the presence of semen after provoked ejaculation; 13 drones ejaculated semen enough to be used in an instrumental insemination, but only three on them (5%) furnished 1 mm3 of semen. The problems referring to the attainment of descendants from the 2n drones are briefly discussed.

  18. The MPO API: A tool for recording scientific workflows

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    Wright, John C., E-mail: jcwright@mit.edu [MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA (United States); Greenwald, Martin; Stillerman, Joshua [MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA (United States); Abla, Gheni; Chanthavong, Bobby; Flanagan, Sean; Schissel, David; Lee, Xia [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Romosan, Alex; Shoshani, Arie [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2014-05-15

    Highlights: • A description of a new framework and tool for recording scientific workflows, especially those resulting from simulation and analysis. • An explanation of the underlying technologies used to implement this web based tool. • Several examples of using the tool. - Abstract: Data from large-scale experiments and extreme-scale computing is expensive to produce and may be used for high-consequence applications. The Metadata, Provenance and Ontology (MPO) project builds on previous work [M. Greenwald, Fusion Eng. Des. 87 (2012) 2205–2208] and is focused on providing documentation of workflows, data provenance and the ability to data-mine large sets of results. While there are important design and development aspects to the data structures and user interfaces, we concern ourselves in this paper with the application programming interface (API) – the set of functions that interface with the data server. Our approach for the data server is to follow the Representational State Transfer (RESTful) software architecture style for client–server communication. At its core, the API uses the POST and GET methods of the HTTP protocol to transfer workflow information in message bodies to targets specified in the URL to and from the database via a web server. Higher level API calls are built upon this core API. This design facilitates implementation on different platforms and in different languages and is robust to changes in the underlying technologies used. The command line client implementation can communicate with the data server from any machine with HTTP access.

  19. PrismTech Data Distribution Service Java API Evaluation

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    Riggs, Cortney

    2008-01-01

    My internship duties with Launch Control Systems required me to start performance testing of an Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) specification implementation by PrismTech Limited through the Java programming language application programming interface (API). DDS is a networking middleware for Real-Time Data Distribution. The performance testing involves latency, redundant publishers, extended duration, redundant failover, and read performance. Time constraints allowed only for a data throughput test. I have designed the testing applications to perform all performance tests when time is allowed. Performance evaluation data such as megabits per second and central processing unit (CPU) time consumption were not easily attainable through the Java programming language; they required new methods and classes created in the test applications. Evaluation of this product showed the rate that data can be sent across the network. Performance rates are better on Linux platforms than AIX and Sun platforms. Compared to previous C++ programming language API, the performance evaluation also shows the language differences for the implementation. The Java API of the DDS has a lower throughput performance than the C++ API.

  20. The Automatic Start Method of Application Program Using API

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    2003-01-01

    This paper introduces on a method about the au-tomactic start of application program. Through defining Registryby API function, the automatic start of specified application pro-gram is fulfilled when Windows98 is taking action. It gives facil-ities to many computer application works.

  1. Modelling the subgenual organ of the honeybee, Apis mellifera

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    Storm, Jesper; Kilpinen, Ole

    1998-01-01

    In a recent study on the honeybee (Apis mellifera), the subgenual organ was observed moving inside the leg during sinusoidal vibrations of the leg (Kilpinen and Storm 1997). The subgenual organ of the honeybee is suspended in a haemolymph channel in the tibia of each leg. When the leg accelerates...

  2. Equações alométricas para estimativa de carbono em árvores de uma área urbana em Viçosa-MG

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    Daniel Brianezi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo gerar equações para estimar o carbono presente na arborização do campus-sede da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, contribuindo para o conhecimento sobre a capacidade das áreas verdes urbanas no sequestro e estocagem de carbono. Assim, inventariaram-se todas as árvores com DAP igual ou superior a 5 cm presentes na Universidade. Para as árvores não palmeiras, selecionaram-se 721 árvores-amostra, que foram cubadas rigorosamente em pé através da aplicação sucessiva da expressão de Smalian até o diâmetro-limite de 5 cm, tanto para o fuste quanto para os galhos. No caso das palmeiras, cubaram-se 100% dos indivíduos utilizando a expressão de Huber. A densidade básica da madeira com casca e o teor de carbono foram obtidos, nas palmeiras, com a retirada de um disco na porção do DAP, dada a dificuldade de tradagem. Já nas demais árvores, utilizou-se um trado mecânico. Com base no volume, na densidade básica e no teor de carbono, calcularam-se o carbono total e o carbono dos galhos. Ademais, avaliaram-se os modelos de Schumacher e Hall (1933 e Spurr (1952, modificado para estimar o carbono fixado nesses indivíduos. Nas árvores não palmeiras do campus-sede da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, o carbono total e o carbono dos galhos podem ser estimados, em kg, em razão do Diâmetro à Altura do Peito (DAP, em cm e da Altura Total (Ht, em m, por -0,906586+1,60421*LnDAP+0,37162*LnHt e por -2,052673+1,89903*LnDAP+0,24156*LnHt, respectivamente. Nas palmeiras, o carbono total pode ser estimado por -4,46988+199082*LnDAP+1,06420*LnHt.

  3. Reserva de carbono en biomasa forestal y suelos minerales en el Parque Nacional Malinche (México

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    María Eugenia Valdez Pérez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Las áreas naturales protegidas representan una de las estrategias para la mitigación del cambio climático. El objetivo de esta investigación consistió en estimar el contenido de carbono en biomasa forestal en suelos minerales y calcular las pérdidas de carbono por cambios de uso del suelo en el Parque Nacional Malinche (PNM. La superficie de bosque del PNM es de 17.496,34 ha y almacena 1.544.377,66 mg en bosque y 4.148.985,97 mg en suelos. Para estimar el contenido de biomasa forestal se aplicaron ecuaciones alométricas y se trabajó con la cartografía del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI en el análisis espacio-temporal de los cambios de uso de suelo. Para el carbono en suelos se aplicaron los valores del Panel Intergubernamental de Cambio Climático (IPCC.

  4. Solubilização de fostatos por microrganismos na presença de fontes de carbono

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    G. N. Silva Filho

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available O potencial de solubilização de fosfatos por bactérias e fungos cultivados em meio de cultura GEL (Glicose-Extrato de Levedura, suplementado com diferentes formas de fosfatos (cálcio, alumínio e ferro e fontes de carbono (celulose, amido, sacarose, glicose, frutose e xilose, foi avaliado em laboratório. O crescimento, o diâmetro da área solubilizada e a relação halo/colônia variaram conforme o tipo de microrganismo e a fonte de fósforo e de carbono. Dos 57 isolados utilizados, 56 formaram halo na presença de fosfato de cálcio e cinco apenas na presença de fosfato de alumínio e nenhum foi capaz de solubilizar fosfato de ferro. Contudo, seis isolados cresceram melhor no meio com fosfato de ferro em comparação com o meio testemunha. As maiores colônias e halos foram observados nos isolados de Rhizopus e Aspergillus, enquanto as maiores relações halo/colônia foram encontradas em Paecilomyces e Penicillium. Todos os isolados cresceram no meio GEL base (testemunha sem açúcar, mas a solubilização ocorreu apenas na presença de carbono adicionado ao meio, destacando-se xilose, glicose, frutose e sacarose.

  5. EXPERIENCE API – NEW STANDARD OF E-LEARNING SOFTWARE AND EXAMPLES OF ITS PRACTICAL USE

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    Oleksandr A. Shcherbyna

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the article is to analyze features of the new standard of e-learning software - Experience API (xAPI, previously also known as the Tin Can API. The standard defines a way of interaction between xAPI-clients – software which students work with while e-learning process, and xAPI-servers – Learning Record Stores (LRS, which store data about their results. Standard also defines LRS data representation format and a way of data transfers between LRS, which makes it possible to combine several LRS into distributed database that could accumulate information about people training in formal, non-formal and informal education throughout life. The article contains review of available xAPI-clients, xAPI-servers, and the results of their testing, which prove the possibility of their usage in our educational institutions.

  6. Host Specificity in the Honeybee Parasitic Mite, Varroa spp. in Apis mellifera and Apis cerana.

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    Alexis L Beaurepaire

    Full Text Available The ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major global threat to the Western honeybee Apis mellifera. This mite was originally a parasite of A. cerana in Asia but managed to spill over into colonies of A. mellifera which had been introduced to this continent for honey production. To date, only two almost clonal types of V. destructor from Korea and Japan have been detected in A. mellifera colonies. However, since both A. mellifera and A. cerana colonies are kept in close proximity throughout Asia, not only new spill overs but also spill backs of highly virulent types may be possible, with unpredictable consequences for both honeybee species. We studied the dispersal and hybridisation potential of Varroa from sympatric colonies of the two hosts in Northern Vietnam and the Philippines using mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA markers. We found a very distinct mtDNA haplotype equally invading both A. mellifera and A. cerana in the Philippines. In contrast, we observed a complete reproductive isolation of various Vietnamese Varroa populations in A. mellifera and A. cerana colonies even if kept in the same apiaries. In light of this variance in host specificity, the adaptation of the mite to its hosts seems to have generated much more genetic diversity than previously recognised and the Varroa species complex may include substantial cryptic speciation.

  7. Changes in Alternative Splicing in Apis Mellifera Bees Fed Apis Cerana Royal Jelly

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    Shi Yuan Yuan

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The Western honey bee (Apis mellifera is a social insect characterized by caste differentiation in which the queen bee and worker bees display marked differences in morphology, behavior, reproduction, and longevity despite their identical genomes. The main causative factor in caste differentiation is the food fed to queen larvae, termed royal jelly (RJ. Alternative splicing (AS is an important RNA-mediated post-transcriptional process in eukaryotes. Here we report AS changes in A. mellifera after being fed either A. mellifera RJ or A. cerana RJ. The results demonstrated that the RJ type affected 4 types of AS in adult A. mellifera: exon skipping, intron retention, alternative 5’ splice sites, and alternative 3’splice sites. After feeding with A. cerana RJ, AS occurred in many genes in adult A. mellifera that encode proteins involved in development, growth, the tricarboxylic acid cycle, and substance metabolism. This study provides the first evidence that heterospecific RJ can influence the AS of many genes related to honey bee development and growth.

  8. Host Specificity in the Honeybee Parasitic Mite, Varroa spp. in Apis mellifera and Apis cerana.

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    Beaurepaire, Alexis L; Truong, Tuan A; Fajardo, Alejandro C; Dinh, Tam Q; Cervancia, Cleofas; Moritz, Robin F A

    2015-01-01

    The ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major global threat to the Western honeybee Apis mellifera. This mite was originally a parasite of A. cerana in Asia but managed to spill over into colonies of A. mellifera which had been introduced to this continent for honey production. To date, only two almost clonal types of V. destructor from Korea and Japan have been detected in A. mellifera colonies. However, since both A. mellifera and A. cerana colonies are kept in close proximity throughout Asia, not only new spill overs but also spill backs of highly virulent types may be possible, with unpredictable consequences for both honeybee species. We studied the dispersal and hybridisation potential of Varroa from sympatric colonies of the two hosts in Northern Vietnam and the Philippines using mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA markers. We found a very distinct mtDNA haplotype equally invading both A. mellifera and A. cerana in the Philippines. In contrast, we observed a complete reproductive isolation of various Vietnamese Varroa populations in A. mellifera and A. cerana colonies even if kept in the same apiaries. In light of this variance in host specificity, the adaptation of the mite to its hosts seems to have generated much more genetic diversity than previously recognised and the Varroa species complex may include substantial cryptic speciation.

  9. Caracterización de aceros API-5L por medio de la medición de ruido magnético Barkhausen

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    P. Martínez-Ortiz; J. H Espina-Hernández; Hallen, J. M.; R. Linares y Miranda

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta la caracterización de aceros API- 5L (grado X52, X56, X60) a través de ruido magnético Barkhausen. Un campo magnético sinusoidal de 10 Hz de frecuencia e intensidad de 5.2 kA/m se aplicó a las muestras de acero API-5L. Se demostró que cada acero genera un señal de ruido magnético Barkhausen propia que depende de su composición química y microestructura. Se comprobó la anisotropía magnética de los aceros a través de la señal de ruido magnético Barkhausen. Se proces...

  10. Huella del Carbono. Parte 1: Conceptos, Métodos de Estimación y Complejidades Metodológicas Carbon Footprint. Part 1: Concepts, Estimation Methods and Methodological Complexities

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    César Espíndola

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta y analiza el concepto de huella del carbono, su origen, su relación con los gases efecto invernadero, y sobre los procedimientos para cuantificarla. El efecto invernadero provoca que la energía que llega a la Tierra sea devuelta más lentamente, por lo que es mantenida más tiempo junto a la superficie elevando la temperatura. Es aceptado hoy en día que este efecto es producido por algunos gases liberados en forma natural o por las acciones humanas. La Huella de Carbono es considerada una de las más importantes herramientas para cuantificar las emisiones de gases efecto invernadero y en forma muy general, representa la cantidad de gases efecto invernadero emitidos a la atmósfera derivados de las actividades de producción o consumo de bienes y servicios. Al no existir consenso en cuanto a la definición y menos en la cuantificación de la huella del carbono, la primera parte de este trabajo analiza las principales corrientes y enfoques actuales.The concept of Carbon Footprint, its origin, its relation with greenhouse gases and the methods to quantify it are presented and analyzed. The so-called greenhouse effect causes that the energy that reaches the earth at a certain rate is returned to a slower rate, increasing the temperature of the earth surface. Additionally, it is nowadays accepted that this effect is produced by some gases that are naturally emitted or produced by human actions. The Carbon Footprint is considered to be one of the most important tools for quantifying greenhouse emissions and in a general form it represents the quantity of gases emitted to the atmosphere and that is produced by human activities, and by goods and service consumption. Since there is no consensus about the definition of Carbon Footprint or the forms of quantifying it, this first part of the paper series analyzes the main concept and the main present views on the Carbon Footprint.

  11. Modelización de la formación isotérmica de ferrita alotriomórfica a temperaturas inferiores a la del eutectoide en un acero microaleado de medio carbono

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    Capdevila Montes, Carlos

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available The present paper is concerned to the theoretical and experimental description of the isothermal growth kinetics of allotriomorphic ferrite in a medium carbon vanadiumtitanium microalloyed steel at temperatures below its eutectoid temperature and above any adiffusional transformation start temperature. Since pearlite is formed at these temperatures, the carbon enrichment of austenite far from the α/γ interface remains the same as the overall carbon content of the steel, and the soft-impingement effect can be neglected. Therefore, allotriomorphic ferrite can be considered to grow under a parabolic law, and the assumption of a semi-infinite extent austenite with constant boundary conditions is suitable for the kinetics of the isothermal decomposition of austenite at temperatures below eutectoid and above any adiffusional transformation. Moreover, the influence of the austenite grain size and isothermal temperature on the kinetics of the allotriomorphic ferrite transformation has been analyzed.

    En un acero microaleado al vanadio y titanio, de contenido medio en carbono, se realiza un estudio teórico y experimental de la cinética de la transformación isotérmica de la austenita en ferrita alotriomórfica, para temperaturas inferiores a la de su eutectoide y superiores a la de cualquier transformación adifusional. Debido a la formación de perlita a dichas temperaturas, el contenido en carbono de la austenita en zonas alejadas de la intercara de transformación α/γ permanece igual que la concentración nominal de carbono del acero, y el efecto de soft-impingement puede ser despreciado. Por lo tanto, se puede considerar que la ferrita alotriomórfica crece bajo una ley parabólica y que la suposición de un grano austenítico de longitud semi-infinita, con condiciones de contorno constantes, es adecuada para describir la cinética de la descomposición isotérmica de la austenita en ferrita alotriomórfica para temperaturas

  12. ANÁLISE ISOTÓPICA DO CARBONO EM NÉCTARES DE CAJU

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    Ricardo FIGUEIRA

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram determinar a composição isotópica de néctares comerciais de caju e, por meio de modelos de mistura, quantificar aporcentagem de carbono proveniente de plantas do ciclo fotossintético C3 , a fim de identificar as bebidas que não estavam em conformidade com as normas do Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA. Para isso, foram produzidos néctares em laboratório conforme a legislação brasileira. Também foi produzida bebida adulterada com quantidade de polpa de caju abaixo do limite estabelecido. Nesses néctares, as porcentagens teóricas de fonte C3 foram calculadas por meio do balanço de massa de sólidos solú- veis. Para a análise isotópica foram mensurados os valores isotópicos dos açúcares de cana, dos néctares de caju e de suas frações açúcares purificados e sólidos insolúveis. Com esses valores, foram calculadas as porcentagens práticas de fonte C3 (reais por meio da análise isotópica, em espectrô- metro de massa. Os resultados práticos foram comparados com os teóricos para definir a melhor forma de quantifi- cação de fonte C3 . Para identificar os néctares comerciais adulterados, foi desenvolvido um limite de legalidade conforme a legislação brasileira. Quatro marcas de néctares de caju foram analisadas e todas classificadas como legais. O limite de legalidade possibilitou identificar as bebidas em conformidade com a lei. A metodologia foi eficiente para quantificar o carbono de origem C3 em néctares comerciais de caju.

  13. El valor de las emisiones de carbono asociadas al sistema agrícola de roza, tumba y quema

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    Borrego, A.; Salinas Melgoza, M.A.; Skutsch, M.; Paz Pellat, F.; Wong Gonzalez, J.C.; Torres Alamilla, R.

    2015-01-01

    A large part of Mexico´s forests are degraded but present the opportunity for recuperation of carbon stocks through natural growth, once the drivers of degradation are removed. However, there are opportunity costs involved since most of the drivers are related to economic activities including shifti

  14. Almacén y dinámica del carbono orgánico del suelo en bosques templados de México

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    Leopoldo Galicia

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    Full Text Available Los bosques templados se establecen sobre diversos tipos de suelo, sin embargo la información sobre las características físicas, químicas y biológicas de estos suelos y su influencia en el ciclo del carbono es escasa. El objetivo de la presente revisión fue conocer el almacenamiento de carbono en suelos cubiertos por bosques templados. Estos bosques se distribuyen sobre 23 tipos de suelo, principalmente Leptosoles, Regosoles, Luvisoles, Phaeozems, Cambisoles, Umbrisoles y Andosoles formados a partir de materiales volcánicos en el centro del país, sedimentarios en la Sierra Madre Oriental y una variedad amplia de sustratos en la Sierra Madre Occidental. La información sobre el potencial de captura de carbono en los bosques templados está sesgada a la biomasa aérea; y existe menos información sobre los almacenes de carbono edáficos y un escaso entendimiento de los procesos de su estabilización. El almacenamiento de carbono del suelo varió con el tipo de suelo, la composición de especies y el relieve. Los Andosoles, a pesar de su escasa abundancia, son los suelos con la mayor capacidad de almacenar carbono debido a sus características mineralógicas. Los cambios en el carbono orgánico del suelo y los flujos de carbono en los bosques templados en México son el resultado de cambios locales, generados por las actividades humanas como el cambio de uso, el manejo forestal, los incendios, la regeneración y la sustitución de especies. El cambio de uso de suelo es uno de los principales factores que explican los flujos de carbono en estos ecosistemas, sin embargo, aún no existe evidencia clara de que sea en sentido negativo. Esta revisión resume la información existente y propone investigaciones futuras que permitan conocer mejor los procesos de estabilización de la materia orgánica en los suelos de bosques templados.

  15. Infra-population and -community dynamics of the parasites Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae, and consequences for honey bee (Apis mellifera hosts.

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    Geoffrey R Williams

    Full Text Available Nosema spp. fungal gut parasites are among myriad possible explanations for contemporary increased mortality of western honey bees (Apis mellifera, hereafter honey bee in many regions of the world. Invasive Nosema ceranae is particularly worrisome because some evidence suggests it has greater virulence than its congener N. apis. N. ceranae appears to have recently switched hosts from Asian honey bees (Apis cerana and now has a nearly global distribution in honey bees, apparently displacing N. apis. We examined parasite reproduction and effects of N. apis, N. ceranae, and mixed Nosema infections on honey bee hosts in laboratory experiments. Both infection intensity and honey bee mortality were significantly greater for N. ceranae than for N. apis or mixed infections; mixed infection resulted in mortality similar to N. apis parasitism and reduced spore intensity, possibly due to inter-specific competition. This is the first long-term laboratory study to demonstrate lethal consequences of N. apis and N. ceranae and mixed Nosema parasitism in honey bees, and suggests that differences in reproduction and intra-host competition may explain apparent heterogeneous exclusion of the historic parasite by the invasive species.

  16. PREPARACIÓN DE CATALIZADORES DE HIERRO Y COBALTO SOPORTADOS EN AEROGELES DE CARBONO

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    Ingrid Y. Aguilar

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Se prepararon catalizadores de hierro y cobalto, soportados en aerogeles de carbono (AGC, por los métodos de humedad incipiente, intercambio catiónico y adición de una sal del metal a la mezcla precursora de los aerogeles. La caracterización de los catalizadores se realizó por adsorción de N2 a 77 K, descomposición con temperatura programada (DTP y difracción de rayos X (DRX. Se encontró que los catalizadores preparados por humedad incipiente e intercambio catiónico tienen una textura microporosa, mientras que los preparados por adición de la sal del metal a la mezcla inicial son mesoporosos. Los resultados de DTP muestran que la química superficial del aerogel está influida por el método de preparación y la naturaleza química del metal, y los análisis de DRX pusieron en evidencia que la matriz carbonosa de los aerogeles tiene un carácter reductor capaz de carburizar o reducir el metal incorporado.

  17. Nanotubos de carbono aplicados às neurociências: perspectivas e desafios

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    Virginia Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Os nanotubos de carbono (NTCs são os nanomateriais mais promissores para aplicação terapêutica em doenças neurodegenerativas. Aplicações potenciais incluem sistemas de liberação controlada de fármacos, interfaces elétricas e substratos para crescimento celular. OBJETIVO: Descrever o estado da arte e as perspectivas e desafios da aplicação dos NTCs nas neurociências. MÉTODO: Procedeu-se a uma busca sistemática nos indexadores Medline, Lilacs e SciELO, utilizando os descritores "carbon nanotubes", "drug delivery", "electrical interface", "tissue regeneration", "neuroscience", "biocompatibility" e "nanotechnology", devidamente agrupados. RESULTADOS: A revisão da literatura evidenciou controvérsias nos estudos relativos à biocompatibilidade dos NTCs, embora tenha ratificado o seu potencial para a neuromedicina e neurociências. CONCLUSÃO: Os dados obtidos apontam a necessidade de estudos padronizados sobre as aplicações e interações dessas nanoestruturas com os sistemas biológicos.

  18. “Wrapping” X3DOM around Web Audio API

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    Andreas Stamoulias

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Spatial sound has a conceptual role in the Web3D environments, due to highly realism scenes that can provide. Lately the efforts are concentrated on the extension of the X3D/ X3DOM through spatial sound attributes. This paper presents a novel method for the introduction of spatial sound components in the X3DOM framework, based on X3D specification and Web Audio API. The proposed method incorporates the introduction of enhanced sound nodes for X3DOM which are derived by the implementation of the X3D standard components, enriched with accessional features of Web Audio API. Moreover, several examples-scenarios developed for the evaluation of our approach. The implemented examples established the achievability of new registered nodes in X3DOM, for spatial sound characteristics in Web3D virtual worlds.

  19. The Auroral Planetary Imaging and Spectroscopy (APIS) service

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    Lamy, Laurent; Henry, Florence; Sidaner, Pierre Le

    2015-01-01

    The Auroral Planetary Imaging and Spectroscopy (APIS) service, accessible online, provides an open and interactive access to processed auroral observations of the outer planets and their satellites. Such observations are of interest for a wide community at the interface between planetology and magnetospheric and heliospheric physics. APIS consists of (i) a high level database, built from planetary auroral observations acquired by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) since 1997 with its mostly used Far-UltraViolet spectro-imagers, (ii) a dedicated search interface aimed at browsing efficiently this database through relevant conditional search criteria and (iii) the ability to interactively work with the data online through plotting tools developed by the Virtual Observatory (VO) community, such as Aladin and Specview. This service is VO compliant and can therefore also been queried by external search tools of the VO community. The diversity of available data and the capability to sort them out by relevant physical...

  20. Draft genome sequence of the Algerian bee Apis mellifera intermissa.

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    Haddad, Nizar Jamal; Loucif-Ayad, Wahida; Adjlane, Noureddine; Saini, Deepti; Manchiganti, Rushiraj; Krishnamurthy, Venkatesh; AlShagoor, Banan; Batainh, Ahmed Mahmud; Mugasimangalam, Raja

    2015-06-01

    Apis mellifera intermissa is the native honeybee subspecies of Algeria. A. m. intermissa occurs in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, between the Atlas and the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. This bee is very important due to its high ability to adapt to great variations in climatic conditions and due to its preferable cleaning behavior. Here we report the draft genome sequence of this honey bee, its Whole Genome Shotgun project has been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the accession JSUV00000000. The 240-Mb genome is being annotated and analyzed. Comparison with the genome of other Apis mellifera sub-species promises to yield insights into the evolution of adaptations to high temperature and resistance to Varroa parasite infestation.

  1. Symptomatic nucleus of homeopathic remedies derived from carbon. Nucleo sintomático de los medicamentos homeopaticos derivados de carbono Núcleo sintomático dos medicamentos homeopáticos derivados do Carbono

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    Luciana Costa Lima Thomaz

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    style="font-size:1.8em; font-weight:normal; line-height:1.35em; margin:0 1em 0.25em 0; padding-top:0.75em;"> Nucleo sintomático de los medicamentos homeopaticos derivados de carbono

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    La praxis homeopática exige simultáneamente rapidez y precisión en el diagnóstico y prescripción del tratamiento en consultas en tiempo real. Por eso, diversas estrategias han sido buscadas para facilitar este proceso, incluyendo criterios para agrupar los medicamentos homeopáticos. El presente estudio se propuso establecer si clasificaciones basadas en la composición química de las sustancias utilizadas como base de los medicamentos homeopáticos tienen correlación con la materia médica homeopática experimental. Métodos: como estudio de caso, fueron seleccionados los medicamentos homeopáticos derivados de carbono; los síntomas experimentales de estos medicamentos fueron comparado de manera a definir un núcleo de síntomas común al grupo; este núcleo fue comparado a los correspondientes a los síntomas experimentales de los medicamentos homeopáticos derivados de azufre y fósforo, con el propósito de determinar la especificidad cualitativa del núcleo carbónico propuesto; finalmente, el núcleo propuesto fue comparado con el cuadro tradicional atribuido a la así llamada constitución carbónica homeopática, con el propósito de establecer si ésta última tiene fundamentos experimentales. Resultados: fue encontrado efectivamente un núcleo sintomático común a los medicamentos homeopáticos derivados de carbono, cualitativamente diferente de los núcleos sintomáticos de los medicamentos homeopáticos derivados de azufre y fósforo; no fue detectada correlación entre este núcleo y el cuadro clínico de la así llamada constitución carbónica.
  1. Comportamiento de vigas de hormigón reforzadas a cortante con tejidos de fibras de carbono pegados con resina epoxi

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    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se muestran los resultados experimentales obtenidos sobre vigas de hormigón reforzadas a cortante con tejidos de fibra de carbono pegados exteriormente con resinas epoxi. Durante el desarrollo del trabajo se han analizado los desplazamientos de las vigas reforzadas con CFRP (polímeros reforzados con fibras de carbono) y se ha realizado una comparación del comportamiento mecánico de los sistemas de refuerzo estudiados. Se han realizado cuatro vigas de hormigón de 1.200 mm ...

  2. Niveles de carbono orgánico total en el Suelo de Conservación del Distrito Federal, centro de México

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    Gilberto Vela Correa; Jorge López Blanco; María de Lourdes Rodríguez Gamiño

    2012-01-01

    El Suelo de Conservación (SC) del Distrito Federal es un reservorio de carbono, por lo que es importante contar con datos sobre su capacidad de almacenamiento bajo diferentes tipos de cobertura vegetal. En este trabajo se estimó el contenido de carbono orgánico total en suelos (COS) de áreas con cobertura de bosque, uso agrícola y en áreas reforestadas. Se delimitaron unidades geomorfogenéticas que sirvieron de base para el muestreo de suelos. En total se estudiaron 50 sitios con muestras ...

  3. OPORTUNIDADES DO MERCADO DE CRÉDITO DE CARBONO PARA USINAS SUCROALCOOLEIRAS DO BRASIL

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    RODRIGUES, Elaine Miranda

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Because of production and competitiveness in industry and technology, the global climate is in constant change, involving important discussions about this issue, for example, the increaseof carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by industrially countries. The questions have as objective to revert the situation, involving some steps and processes that demonstrate the importance of this discussion as an current model of sustainable use of nature. From these negotiations that Kyoto’s Protocol was created, generating new income resources. The general objective of this paper was to investigate, by literature, what opportunities are been created to the firms, specially of cane sugar cultivation – animportant segment to invest cause of the energy co-generation projects – with the purpose to reduce the environmental damage and increase the incomes, by the concept of Clean DevelopmentMechanism. After an important process of interviews we can conclude that there are opportunities to the firms of cane sugar process and cultivation, because of the national and international demand by clean energy use.Com o aumento da produção e competitividade no ramo industrial e tecnológico, o climado planeta vem passando por constantes transformações, envolvendo sérias discussões sobre o assunto, aexemplo disso, o aumento de gás carbônico lançado na atmosfera por países mais industrializados. Oquestionamento tem como relevância reverter à situação em que se encontra o mundo, envolvendoalgumas das etapas que demonstram a importância do assunto no modelo atual de consumo sustentável danatureza. E a partir de negociações como essas é que se deu a origem do Protocolo de Kyoto em 1997 noJapão, que estipula metas de redução das emissões de poluição para países mais desenvolvidos, ofertandoassim a possibilidade de países em desenvolvimento comercializarem emissões no Mercado de Crédito deCarbono, gerando uma nova fonte de renda. O

  4. Efeito de leguminosas nos atributos físicos e carbono orgânico de um Luvissolo

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    Nascimento,João Tavares; Silva,Ivandro de França da; Santiago,Roberval Diniz; Silva Neto,Luiz de França da

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    A degradação de um solo sob cultivo é resultante, principalmente, de seu manejo inadequado, com reflexos nas baixas produtividades das culturas. Com a finalidade de avaliar o efeito de leguminosas nos atributos físicos e carbono orgânico (CO) de um Luvissolo, realizou-se, no município de Alagoinha (PB), um experimento entre 1997 e 1999, com as seguintes espécies: crotalária (Crotalaria juncea, L), guandu (Cajanus cajan,L), guandu anão (Cajanus cajan (L) Millsp), calopogônio (Calopogonium mucu...

  5. Remoción de Contaminantes Atmosféricos Sox y Nox mediante Nanotubos de Carbono

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    Saavedra Labastida, Erika

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    En el presente proyecto de investigación se realizó la evaluación de la remoción de los contaminantes atmosféricos provenientes de fuentes móviles, mediante nanotubos de carbono (NTC) comerciales. Para conocer las propiedades de los NTC empleados, fueron caracterizados fisicoquímicamente mediante diferentes análisis tales como MEB, MET, Raman, DRX y BET, los resultados que se obtuvieron mostraron óptimas propiedades fisicoquímicas las cuales permiten que sean empleados como ...

  6. Influência do nanotubo de carbono no processo de cura da resina epóxi

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    Luciana De Simone Cividanes Coppio

    2012-01-01

    Recentemente, nanotubos de carbono (CNTs), em especial os funcionalizados, têm sido adicionados em matrizes epóxi devido às suas extraordinárias propriedades mecânicas, elétricas e térmicas. Entretanto, não está claro como os nanotubos, funcionalizados ou não, influenciam o processo de cura da resina epóxi. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho é estudar a influência de CNTs, funcionalizados ou não, no processo de cura da resina epóxi, utilizando em especial a técnica de espectroscopia de luminesc...

  7. Aportes para la estimación de la huella de carbono en los grandes asentamientos urbanos de Argentina

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    Rosana Ferraro; María Cecilia Gareis; Laura Zulaica

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    El cambio climático y su efecto más inmediato, el calentamiento global, plantean desafíos para la gestión ambiental de las ciudades. Uno de ellos es estimar su huella de carbono con la finalidad de morigerar los potenciales impactos. El presente trabajo propone calcular las emisiones de CO2 producidas por las actividades antrópicas de los 15 asentamientos urbanos de Argentina de más de 300.000 habitantes. Para ello se analizaron por localidad los consumos de energía eléctrica y se calcularon ...

  8. Propriedades microbiológicas e bioquímicas do ciclo do carbono em solo sob diferentes coberturas vegetais

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    Marina Yumi Horta Miyauchi

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    Os distúrbios causados pela interferência humana no ambiente demandam atenção quanto a alterações nas propriedades químicas, físicas, microbiológicas e bioquímicas do solo, as quais podem ser usadas como indicadoras de sustentabilidade de um determinado ecossistema terrestre. O objetivo desse trabalho foi avaliar algumas propriedades microbiológicas e bioquímicas relacionadas ao ciclo do carbono em solo sob quatro diferentes coberturas vegetais (vegetação nativa - NAT, área reflorestada com a...

  9. Sistema de seguridad para elaborar nanopartículas de carbono a escala de laboratorio

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    Dania Soguero González

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Las nanopartículas de carbono (NPC han sido de las más utilizadas, debido a sus propiedades. Muchas de estas propiedades que hacen tan útil a las NPC también pueden hacerlas tóxicas para las células y el organismo y por lo tanto deben ser manipuladas con precaución. El Centro de Aplicaciones Tecnológicas y Desarrollo Nuclear (CEADEN está desarrollando un programa de investigación que incluye la síntesis NPC usando el método de descarga de arco sumergida en agua. En este trabajo se describe el sistema de nanoseguridad implementado en los laboratorios del CEADEN para el desarrollo de las mejores prácticas con NPC. Dicho sistema se construyó sobre la base de un análisis de seguridad. Se usó el método ¿Qué pasa si? y un procedimiento que emplea un árbol de decisiones que permite clasificar los laboratorios en clases de acuerdo a niveles de peligrosidad. Se identificaron los peligros de importancia significativa. Para la estimación del riesgo de estas se construyó una matriz Probabilidad/Consecuencia, donde se reflejó el riesgo asociado a cada uno de los eventos analizados y se clasificó en las categorías de alto, medio y bajo riesgo. Finalmente, se procedió a implementar las medidas de protección personal, técnicas y organizativas definidas a partir del análisis de riesgo efectuado en forma de procedimientos.

  10. Detección de Malpighamoeba mellificae (Protista: Amoebozoa en Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae de Argentina

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    Santiago PLISCHUK

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Debido a su rol como polinizador y productor de miel, la abeja Apis mellifera L. es considerado un insecto beneficioso. Si bien Argentina juega un papel de liderazgo en la producción de miel, existe un considerable vacío en el conocimiento acerca de las enfermedades de etiología protista que afectan las abejas en el país. La ameba Malpighamoeba mellificae Prell es un protista entomopatógeno que invade los túbulos de Malpighi de las abejas e interfiere con el proceso de excreción, debilitando al huésped y posiblemente facilitando la acción de otros patógenos. En esta contribución se presentan los primeros hallazgos de M. mellificae en Argentina y se brindan datos iniciales acerca de su frecuencia, intensidad de las infecciones, y co-ocurrencia con Nosema sp. Malpighamoeba mellificae se halló en dos de 36 localidades prospectadas: San Cayetano, al Sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires y San Carlos de Bariloche, en el Oeste de la provincia de Río Negro.

  11. Solar Eclipse Computer API: Planning Ahead for August 2017

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    Bartlett, Jennifer L.; Chizek Frouard, Malynda; Lesniak, Michael V.; Bell, Steve

    2016-01-01

    With the total solar eclipse of 2017 August 21 over the continental United States approaching, the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) on-line Solar Eclipse Computer can now be accessed via an application programming interface (API). This flexible interface returns local circumstances for any solar eclipse in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) that can be incorporated into third-party Web sites or applications. For a given year, it can also return a list of solar eclipses that can be used to build a more specific request for local circumstances. Over the course of a particular eclipse as viewed from a specific site, several events may be visible: the beginning and ending of the eclipse (first and fourth contacts), the beginning and ending of totality (second and third contacts), the moment of maximum eclipse, sunrise, or sunset. For each of these events, the USNO Solar Eclipse Computer reports the time, Sun's altitude and azimuth, and the event's position and vertex angles. The computer also reports the duration of the total phase, the duration of the eclipse, the magnitude of the eclipse, and the percent of the Sun obscured for a particular eclipse site. On-line documentation for using the API-enabled Solar Eclipse Computer, including sample calls, is available (http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/api.php). The same Web page also describes how to reach the Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day, Phases of the Moon, Day and Night Across the Earth, and Apparent Disk of a Solar System Object services using API calls.For those who prefer using a traditional data input form, local circumstances can still be requested that way at http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/SolarEclipses.php. In addition, the 2017 August 21 Solar Eclipse Resource page (http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/Eclipse2017.php) consolidates all of the USNO resources for this event, including a Google Map view of the eclipse track designed by Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO). Looking further ahead, a

  12. Nitrogênio, carbono e compactação do solo como fatores limitantes do processo de recuperação de matas ciliares

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    Rafael Leandro de Figueiredo Vasconcellos

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    Full Text Available A recuperação de áreas de floresta, principalmente de matas ciliares, tornou-se fator-chave para a adequação ambiental da agricultura, com o propósito de proteger os recursos hídricos e a biota. Entretanto, o cultivo agrícola tradicional, além de ter alterado a ciclagem de nutrientes com a perda de matéria orgânica, biomassa e atividade microbiana, causou também a compactação do solo, o que influencia a posterior implantação de reflorestamentos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar quais atributos do solo (físicos, químicos e microbiológicos mais influenciam o teor de C, N, P e umidade da serapilheira em áreas de mata ciliar com diferentes idades de recuperação (20, 10 e cinco anos, em comparação com uma área nativa (NT. A partir da ANOVA e dos testes de médias (Duncan e correlação (Pearson, foram verificados quais atributos acompanham o tempo de recuperação e qual a relação entre eles. A análise multivariada de partição da inércia a partir da análise de redundância (pRDA foi feita a fim de identificar quais atributos do solo foram mais importantes para discriminar entre as áreas, com base nos teores de C, N, P e umidade da serapilheira encontrados nessas áreas. Maior relação C/N da serapilheira foi encontrada nas áreas de 20 (26,8 e de cinco (29,9 anos. Entre os atributos microbiológicos avaliados, observou-se que a respiração basal do solo (C-CO2, o carbono da biomassa microbiana (CBM e a atividade das enzimas desidrogenase e urease foram diretamente proporcionais ao aumento da idade das áreas. O C e N totais do solo, o N-NO3, o nitrogênio da biomassa microbiana (NBM, a atividade das enzimas desidrogenase e urease, bem como a macroporosidade correlacionaram-se positivamente e a microporosidade, negativamente, com o C e N da serapilheira. A partir da pRDA, o NBM e o carbono total do solo foram os atributos mais importantes para explicar o teor de N e C da serapilheira; a explica

  13. Influencia del carbono y el cromo en el comportamiento tribológico de aleaciones férreas

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    García, A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available This study compares the abrasive wear resistance of a carbon steel, used in the linings of coal mills, and ferrous alloys with different chromium and carbon content. It also analyses the influence of chromium and carbon content on mechanical properties, such as hardness, and microstructure. The abrasive wear resistance of the different materials was determined by means of ASTM G 105, "Standard Test Method for Conducting Wet Sand/Rubber Wheel Abrasion Test". A blasting test was used to study erosive wear resistance.

    En este estudio se analiza la influencia, en las propiedades tribológicas, del contenido en carbono para distintas aleaciones férreas con similares contenidos en cromo, así como la influencia del cromo cuando el contenido en carbono es semejante. También, se analizó la influencia de estos elementos en propiedades como la dureza y en la microestructura de las aleaciones. Para el estudio tribológico se llevaron a cabo dos ensayos, el ensayo descrito en la norma ASTM G105: Standard Test Method for Conducting Wet Sand/Rubber Wheel Abrasion Test y ensayos de chorreo.

  14. DESCRIPCIÓN DE LA DINÁMICA DE CARBONO EN SUELOS FORESTALES MEDIANTE UN MODELO DE RESERVORIOS

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    Gustavo Orellana-Rivadeneyra

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    Full Text Available Se propone una aproximación sobre variables medioambientales mediante funciones de distribución dependientes del tiempo para simplificar un modelo de la dinámica del carbono orgánico en el suelo. El modelo se basa en el concepto de reservorios, que supone que los diferentes estados de la materia orgánica del suelo constituyen masas homogéneas. Este modelo se enfoca en el intercambio de materia orgánica entre dichas masas, estableciendo relaciones de contacto. Usando el modelo simplificado se calculó la acumulación de materia orgánica en el suelo y la emisión de CO2 desde un ecosistema de bosque de pino (Pinus elliottii ubicado en Gainesville, Florida, EU. Se verificó la viabilidad de las aproximaciones en el modelo para estudiar la dinámica del carbono orgánico en suelos forestales. Se calculó la acumulación relativa de materia orgánica en el suelo. Con esto se obtuvo una estimación de la actividad del bosque de P. elliottii como secuestrador.

  15. Macelignan inhibits bee pathogenic fungi Ascophaera apis growth through HOG1 pathway

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    Y.K. Shin

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    Full Text Available Ascosphaera apis is a bee pathogen that causes bee larvae infection disease, to which treatment is not yet well investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate antifungal susceptibility in vitro against A. apis and to identify a new antifungal agent for this pathogen through minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC assay and western blot analysis. Macelignan had 1.56 and 3.125 μg/mL MIC against A. apis after 24 and 48 h, respectively, exhibiting the strongest growth inhibition against A. apis among the tested compounds (corosolic acid, dehydrocostus lactone, loganic acid, tracheloside, fangchinoline and emodin-8-O-β-D-glucopyranoside. Furthermore, macelignan showed a narrow-ranged spectrum against various fungal strains without any mammalian cell cytotoxicity. In spite of miconazole having powerful broad-ranged anti-fungal activity including A. apis, it demonstrated strong cytotoxicity. Therefore, even if macelignan alone was effective as an antifungal agent to treat A. apis, combined treatment with miconazole was more useful to overcome toxicity, drug resistance occurrence and cost effectiveness. Finally, HOG1 was revealed as a target molecule of macelignan in the anti-A. apis activity by inhibiting phosphorylation using S. cerevisiae as a model system. Based on our results, macelignan, a food-grade antimicrobial compound, would be an effective antifungal agent against A. apis infection in bees.

  16. Improvements and extensions to API 618 related to pulsation and mechanical response studies

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    Eijk, A.; Smeulers, J.P.M.; Blodgett, L.E.; Smalley, A.J.

    1999-01-01

    Purchasers of reciprocating compressors need a standard to help ensure reliable installations. The PNEUROP standard evolved in Europe, and the API 618 Standard in the U.S.A. Frequent application and generally good experience, worldwide, have led to four releases of API 618, the last dated June 1995.

  17. Influence of humidity on the phase behavior of API/polymer formulations.

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    Prudic, Anke; Ji, Yuanhui; Luebbert, Christian; Sadowski, Gabriele

    2015-08-01

    Amorphous formulations of APIs in polymers tend to absorb water from the atmosphere. This absorption of water can induce API recrystallization, leading to reduced long-term stability during storage. In this work, the phase behavior of different formulations was investigated as a function of relative humidity. Indomethacin and naproxen were chosen as model APIs and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate) (PVPVA64) as excipients. The formulations were prepared by spray drying. The water sorption in pure polymers and in formulations was measured at 25°C and at different values of relative humidity (RH=25%, 50% and 75%). Most water was absorbed in PVP-containing systems, and water sorption was decreasing with increasing API content. These trends could also be predicted in good agreement with the experimental data using the thermodynamic model PC-SAFT. Furthermore, the effect of absorbed water on API solubility in the polymer and on the glass-transition temperature of the formulations was predicted with PC-SAFT and the Gordon-Taylor equation, respectively. The absorbed water was found to significantly decrease the API solubility in the polymer as well as the glass-transition temperature of the formulation. Based on a quantitative modeling of the API/polymer phase diagrams as a function of relative humidity, appropriate API/polymer compositions can now be selected to ensure long-term stable amorphous formulations at given storage conditions.

  18. APIS - a novel approach for conditioning honey bees

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    Nicholas Hagen Kirkerud

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Honey bees perform robustly in different conditioning paradigms. This makes them excellent candidates for studying mechanisms of learning and memory at both an individual and a population level. Here we introduce a novel method of honey bee conditioning: APIS, the Automatic Performance Index System. In an enclosed walking arena where the interior is covered with an electric grid, presentation of odours from either end can be combined with weak electric shocks to form aversive associations. To quantify behavioural responses, we continuously monitor the movement of the bee by an automatic tracking system. We found that escapes from one side to the other, changes in velocity as well as distance and time spent away from the punished odour are suitable parameters to describe the bee’s learning capabilities.Our data show that in a short-term memory test the response rate for the conditioned stimulus in APIS correlates well with response rate obtained from conventional Proboscis Extension Response (PER-conditioning. Additionally, we discovered that bees modulate their behaviour to aversively learned odours by reducing their rate, speed and magnitude of escapes and that both generalisation and extinction seem to be different between appetitive and aversive stimuli. The advantages of this automatic system make it ideal for assessing learning rates in a standardised and convenient way, and its flexibility adds to our toolbox for studying honey bee behaviour.

  19. From where did the Western honeybee (Apis mellifera) originate?

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    Han, Fan; Wallberg, Andreas; Webster, Matthew T

    2012-08-01

    The native range of the honeybee Apis mellifera encompasses Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, whereas the nine other species of Apis are found exclusively in Asia. It is therefore commonly assumed that A. mellifera arose in Asia and expanded into Europe and Africa. However, other hypotheses for the origin of A. mellifera have also been proposed based on phylogenetic trees constructed from genetic markers. In particular, an analysis based on >1000 single-nucleotide polymorphism markers placed the root of the tree of A. mellifera subspecies among samples from Africa, suggestive of an out-of-Africa expansion. Here, we re-evaluate the evidence for this and other hypotheses by testing the robustness of the tree topology to different tree-building methods and by removing specimens with a potentially hybrid background. These analyses do not unequivocally place the root of the tree of A. mellifera subspecies within Africa, and are potentially consistent with a variety of hypotheses for honeybee evolution, including an expansion out of Asia. Our analyses also support high divergence between western and eastern European populations of A. mellifera, suggesting they are likely derived from two distinct colonization routes, although the sources of these expansions are still unclear.

  20. Genetic variation in natural honeybee populations, Apis mellifera capensis

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    Hepburn, Randall; Neumann, Peter; Radloff, Sarah E.

    2004-09-01

    Genetic variation in honeybee, Apis mellifera, populations can be considerably influenced by breeding and commercial introductions, especially in areas with abundant beekeeping. However, in southern Africa apiculture is based on the capture of wild swarms, and queen rearing is virtually absent. Moreover, the introduction of European subspecies constantly failed in the Cape region. We therefore hypothesize a low human impact on genetic variation in populations of Cape honeybees, Apis mellifera capensis. A novel solution to studying genetic variation in honeybee populations based on thelytokous worker reproduction is applied to test this hypothesis. Environmental effects on metrical morphological characters of the phenotype are separated to obtain a genetic residual component. The genetic residuals are then re-calculated as coefficients of genetic variation. Characters measured included hair length on the abdomen, width and length of wax plate, and three wing angles. The data show for the first time that genetic variation in Cape honeybee populations is independent of beekeeping density and probably reflects naturally occurring processes such as gene flow due to topographic and climatic variation on a microscale.

  1. Parasitic Cape honeybee workers, Apis mellifera capensis, evade policing

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    Martin, Stephen J.; Beekman, Madeleine; Wossler, Theresa C.; Ratnieks, Francis L. W.

    2002-01-01

    Relocation of the Cape honeybee, Apis mellifera capensis, by bee-keepers from southern to northern South Africa in 1990 has caused widespread death of managed African honeybee, A. m. scutellata, colonies. Apis mellifera capensis worker bees are able to lay diploid, female eggs without mating by means of automictic thelytoky (meiosis followed by fusion of two meiotic products to restore egg diploidy), whereas workers of other honeybee subspecies are able to lay only haploid, male eggs. The A. m. capensis workers, which are parasitizing and killing A. m. scutellata colonies in northern South Africa, are the asexual offspring of a single, original worker in which the small amount of genetic variation observed is due to crossing over during meiosis (P. Kryger, personal communication). Here we elucidate two principal mechanisms underlying this parasitism. Parasitic A. m. capensis workers activate their ovaries in host colonies that have a queen present (queenright colonies), and they lay eggs that evade being killed by other workers (worker policing)-the normal fate of worker-laid eggs in colonies with a queen. This unique parasitism by workers is an instance in which a society is unable to control the selfish actions of its members.

  2. Polymorphism analysis of csd gene in six Apis mellifera subspecies.

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    Wang, Zilong; Liu, Zhiyong; Wu, Xiaobo; Yan, Weiyu; Zeng, Zhijiang

    2012-03-01

    The complementary sex determination (csd) gene is the primary gene determining the gender of honey bees (Apis spp). In this study we analyzed the polymorphism of csd gene in six Apis mellifera subspecies. The genomic region 3 of csd gene in these six A. mellifera was cloned, and identified. A total of 79 haplotypes were obtained from these six subspecies. Analysis showed that region 3 of csd gene has a high level of polymorphism in all the six A. mellifera subspecies. The A. m. anatolica subspecies has a slightly higher nucleotide diversity (π) than other subspecies, while the π values showed no significant difference among the other five subspecies. The phylogenetic tree showed that all the csd haplotypes from different A. mellifera subspecies are scattered throughout the tree, without forming six different clades. Population differentiation analysis showed that there are significant genetic differentiations among some of the subspecies. The NJ phylogenetic tree showed that the A. m. caucasica and A. m. carnica have the closest relationship, followed by A. m. ssp, A. m. ligustica, A. m. carpatica and A. m. anatolica that were gathered in the tree in turn.

  3. 往复压缩机标准API-618、API-11P的异同点及其应用浅谈%The Similarities and Differences of Reciprocating Compressor Standards of API-618 and API-11P and Discussion of Its Application

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    李明悦; 扈滨

    2011-01-01

    PI Standard 618 and API Specification 11P are the standards for reciprocating compressors by American Petroleum Institute ( API) .This paper has speeified the applications of the two standards in the compressors which used in the Cas Treatment Plant of SES natural gas pmject.And the similarities and differences between them are compared.%API Standard 618和API Specification 11P都是美国石油学会(API)针对往复压缩机制定的标准.结合中海石油SES天然气项目中的气体处理厂压缩机单元对这两个标准的应用,对两者之间的异同点进行比较.

  4. Towards Standardized Patient Data Exchange: Integrating a FHIR Based API for the Open Medical Record System.

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    Kasthurirathne, Suranga N; Mamlin, Burke; Grieve, Grahame; Biondich, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Interoperability is essential to address limitations caused by the ad hoc implementation of clinical information systems and the distributed nature of modern medical care. The HL7 V2 and V3 standards have played a significant role in ensuring interoperability for healthcare. FHIR is a next generation standard created to address fundamental limitations in HL7 V2 and V3. FHIR is particularly relevant to OpenMRS, an Open Source Medical Record System widely used across emerging economies. FHIR has the potential to allow OpenMRS to move away from a bespoke, application specific API to a standards based API. We describe efforts to design and implement a FHIR based API for the OpenMRS platform. Lessons learned from this effort were used to define long term plans to transition from the legacy OpenMRS API to a FHIR based API that greatly reduces the learning curve for developers and helps enhance adhernce to standards.

  5. Durability of API class B cement pastes exposed to aqueous solutions containing chloride, sulphate and magnesium ions

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    Hernández, M. E.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses a durability study conducted on API class B cement, the type used in shallow oil wells, when exposed to aggressive formation water. Its resistance to the major ions, namely –SO4=, Mg+2 and Cl-–, is related both to its capacity to assimilate the aggressive action of each harmful agent and to the changes in the chemical reactivity of some of its components. The methodology used consisted in preparing and immersing cement specimens in neutral solutions containing variable concentrations of these ions to monitor the chemical reactions taking place. These solutions were analyzed and XRD studies were conducted for over a year to identify mineralogical variations. The purposes of the study were to determine the effects of joint ionic attack on this kind of cement and to monitor the variations in the calcium concentration in the aqueous solutions of Na2SO4, MgCl2 and NaCl in contact with API class B cement pastesEste trabajo se basa en el estudio de la durabilidad de un cemento API clase B, utilizado en pozos petrolíferos someros, frente a la agresividad de las aguas de formación a las que puede estar expuesto. Su eficacia frente a la exposición a los iones más importantes –SO4=, Mg+2 y Cl-– se relaciona con su capacidad de asimilar la acción agresiva de cada agente perjudicial, así como de las reacciones químicas que sufra por la reactividad de alguno de sus compuestos. La metodología aplicada supone la preparación de probetas de este cemento y su inmersión en disoluciones neutras, conteniendo los referidos iones a distintas concentraciones, para evaluar el desarrollo de las reacciones existentes en su seno. A tal fin se realizaron análisis de las disoluciones y estudios de DRX durante más de un año para conocer su evolución mineralógica. El objetivo del trabajo ha sido determinar los efectos resultantes de los ataques conjuntos de los citados iones al referido cemento; así como la observación de las

  6. The Ruby UCSC API: accessing the UCSC genome database using Ruby

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    Mishima Hiroyuki

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC genome database is among the most used sources of genomic annotation in human and other organisms. The database offers an excellent web-based graphical user interface (the UCSC genome browser and several means for programmatic queries. A simple application programming interface (API in a scripting language aimed at the biologist was however not yet available. Here, we present the Ruby UCSC API, a library to access the UCSC genome database using Ruby. Results The API is designed as a BioRuby plug-in and built on the ActiveRecord 3 framework for the object-relational mapping, making writing SQL statements unnecessary. The current version of the API supports databases of all organisms in the UCSC genome database including human, mammals, vertebrates, deuterostomes, insects, nematodes, and yeast. The API uses the bin index—if available—when querying for genomic intervals. The API also supports genomic sequence queries using locally downloaded *.2bit files that are not stored in the official MySQL database. The API is implemented in pure Ruby and is therefore available in different environments and with different Ruby interpreters (including JRuby. Conclusions Assisted by the straightforward object-oriented design of Ruby and ActiveRecord, the Ruby UCSC API will facilitate biologists to query the UCSC genome database programmatically. The API is available through the RubyGem system. Source code and documentation are available at https://github.com/misshie/bioruby-ucsc-api/ under the Ruby license. Feedback and help is provided via the website at http://rubyucscapi.userecho.com/.

  7. Almacenes y flujos de carbono en ecosistemas áridos y semiáridos de México: síntesis y perspectivas

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    Noé Manuel Montaño

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    Full Text Available Los ecosistemas áridos y semiáridos constituyen un tercio de la superficie terrestre global y un 60% del territorio mexicano, pero poco se sabe sobre su importancia en el ciclo del carbono (C. Este trabajo sintetiza y analiza la información disponible sobre almacenes, flujos y controles de la dinámica del C en las regiones áridas y semiáridas de México. En estos ecosistemas, la productividad neta del ecosistema, la respiración del suelo, la producción y la descomposición de la hojarasca están determinadas por la variabilidad de la precipitación, aunque la descomposición depende también de la radiación solar y temperatura. El suelo es el principal almacén de C, representa 45 y 90% del C en la biomasa del matorral y pastizal, respectivamente. Las regiones semiáridas podrían almacenar más C orgánico e inorgánico que las regiones áridas. El cambio de uso de suelo disminuye hasta en 50% el C orgánico del suelo (COS, pero las especies vegetales formadoras de islas de fertilidad y de recursos amortiguan el impacto de la perturbación en el almacenamiento del C, al actuar como “hotspots” de conservación y trasformación del COS. Las biocostras también controlan la acumulación del COS, debido a su rápida respuesta a la humedad que potencia los flujos del C y la transformación de los nutrimentos en el suelo. El COS controla la estequiometría microbiana que regula la disponibilidad de otros nutrimentos en el suelo. La información sobre la dinámica del C para las regiones áridas y semiáridas de México es aún escasa y fragmentada, ya que la mayoría se limita al COS, en los primeros 30 cm del perfil, sin considerar el C inorgánico del suelo. En consecuencia, es necesario y urgente estandarizar metodologías para cuantificar los almacenes y flujos a diferentes escalas espacio-temporales en los ecosistemas áridos y semiáridos del país.

  8. Valoración económica del almacenamiento de agua y carbono en la comunidad campesina Villa de Junín

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    Miguel Vila Balbin

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    Full Text Available El objetivo ha sido estimar el valor económico que generan los bofedales en el almacenamiento de agua y carbono en la comunidad campesina Villa de Junín en el departamento de Junín, Perú. El proceso de recolección de datos a estado enfocado en datos meteorológicos (temperatura y precipitación, datos de la actividad económica predominante (ganadería, recolección de muestras de suelo para hallar el contenido de carbono y capacidad volumétrica; posteriormente se hizo la comparación del beneficio percibido por la actividad ganadera y el beneficio que se podría obtener por los servicios que brinda un bofedal (almacenamiento de agua y carbono. Entre los resultados respecto a la precipitación anual se ha determinado 22 367 664 m3/año, del cual un 42,56 % (9 294 933,67 m3/ año regresa a la atmósfera a través del proceso de la evapotranspiración, quedando una oferta hídrica disponible de 13 072 730,33 m3/año, que representa un 57,44 % de la oferta hídrica total; la productividad hídrica es de 0,01 S/./m3. El costo de oportunidad que tiene la ganadería es de 200,38 S/./ha /año; el valor económico de agua y carbono es de S/. 48 974 181,79 y S/. 44 305 010,31 respectivamente. Se concluye que el almacenamiento de agua y carbono brindan mayores ingresos económicos a la población que la actividad ganadera.

  9. UTILIZAÇÃO DE LODO ANAERÓBIO COMO FONTE EXTERNA DE CARBONO NO PROCESSO DE DESNITRIFICAÇÃO DE ÁGUAS RESIDUÁRIAS

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    José Tavares de Sousa

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO O processo de desnitrificação reduz, de forma geral, nitrato a nitrogênio molecular; essa redução acontece associada ao ganho de elétrons. Na desnitrificação, as bactérias heterotróficas utilizam carbono orgânico como fonte doadora de elétrons. No caso de esgotos sanitários já tratados (tratamento secundário e como estes não dispõem de carbono orgânico suficiente exigem, portanto, uma fonte externa de carbono orgânico. Assim sendo, o objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar o potencial de desnitrificação de uma coluna preenchida com lodo anaeróbio sem o uso de outra fonte externa de carbono; esta coluna foi carregada pelo topo superior com lodo e, por meio de bomba peristáltica, o afluente nitrificado alimentava a coluna em fluxo ascendente. Durante 30 semanas de operação, a eficiência de remoção na coluna de desnitrificação permaneceu em torno de 72%, o lodo anaróbio se comportou como fonte externa de carbono adequada para o processo e a maior eficiência de remoção de nitrato ocorreu quando a coluna foi operada com maior concentração de sólidos suspenso voláteis (SSV; portanto, a eficiência de remoção de nitrato é função da concentração de SSV e, consequentemente, da masssa de lodo na coluna.

  10. Asynchronous API Pattern and its Application%异步接口模式及其应用

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    何华海; 丁柯

    2002-01-01

    In distributed systems,high efficiency can be achieved using asynchronous API between client and server.This paper provides an architectural pattern that implements asynchronous API generally. Asynchronous methods donot execute operations directly,however,they delegate the sending and receiving process to individual threads via aqueue ,the client deals with results by means of callback ,wait or check. Synchronous API is implemented on the baseof asynchronous API. Presently the asynchronous API pattern has been employed in the implementation of messagequeue middleware ISMQ.

  11. Research on API Based on Visual Programming Platforms%基于可视化平台的 API 接口研究

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    关玉蓉

    2015-01-01

    In a variety of visual programming platforms, especially with the external network environment, , a large number of API functions under Windows can help reflect strong advanced programming skills proving to be a multiplier effect. This paper firstly introduces the API function and the dynamic link library DLL, then briefly ex-plains the classification of API functions, and focuses on how to call the API function and its application of API function in the visual platform. The paper finally describes the skills and notes to pay attention for users when call-ing the API function, which enables them to master the advanced programming skills of API interface.%在各种可视化编程平台中,尤其是与外部网络环境相结合,为了体现强大的高级编程能力,可用Windows系统提供的大量API函数,必然会起到事半功倍的效果。本文首先介绍了API函数以及动态链接库DLL,其次简要说明了API函数的分类,然后重点分析了在可视化平台中如何调用API函数及其应用API函数的高级编程能力,最后阐述了用户调用API函数的技巧和注意事项,以提高用户灵活掌握API接口的高级编程应用能力。

  12. API5 confers cancer stem cell-like properties through the FGF2-NANOG axis

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    Song, K-H; Cho, H; Kim, S; Lee, H-J; Oh, S J; Woo, S R; Hong, S-O; Jang, H S; Noh, K H; Choi, C H; Chung, J-Y; Hewitt, S M; Kim, J-H; Son, M; Kim, S-H; Lee, B I; Park, H-C; Bae, Y-K; Kim, T W

    2017-01-01

    Immune selection drives the evolution of tumor cells toward an immune-resistant and cancer stem cell (CSC)-like phenotype. We reported that apoptosis inhibitor-5 (API5) acts as an immune escape factor, which has a significant role in controlling immune resistance to antigen-specific T cells, but its functional association with CSC-like properties remains largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that API5 confers CSC-like properties, including NANOG expression, the frequency of CD44-positive cells and sphere-forming capacity. Critically, these CSC-like properties mediated by API5 are dependent on FGFR1 signaling, which is triggered by E2F1-dependent FGF2 expression. Furthermore, we uncovered the FGF2-NANOG molecular axis as a downstream component of API5 signaling that is conserved in cervical cancer patients. Finally, we found that the blockade of FGFR signaling is an effective strategy to control API5high human cancer. Thus, our findings reveal a crucial role of API5 in linking immune resistance and CSC-like properties, and provide the rationale for its therapeutic application for the treatment of API5+ refractory tumors. PMID:28092370

  13. Apoptosis inhibitor 5 (API-5; AAC-11; FIF) is upregulated in human carcinomas in vivo.

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    Koci, Lenka; Chlebova, Katarina; Hyzdalova, Martina; Hofmanova, Jirina; Jira, Miroslav; Kysela, Petr; Kozubik, Alois; Kala, Zdenek; Krejci, Pavel

    2012-04-01

    Apoptosis inhibitor 5 (API-5) is a 55 kDa nuclear protein with potent anti-apoptotic signaling in tumor cells in vitro. In this study, we analyzed the expression of the API-5 protein in vivo in a broad spectrum of human carcinomas, including those of the colon, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, stomach and esophagus using tumor tissues obtained during tumor resection. The results showed significant upregulation of API-5 expression in biopsies of lung (23%, n=13) and colorectal tumors (33%, n=27) in comparison with biopsies from the adjacent normal tissue. Colon cancer biopsies were used to study the cell populations with an upregulated level of expression of API-5 more closely. Using a magnetic bead-based selection for the epithelial cell marker EpCAM, we purified epithelial cells from the tumor and control tissues and analyzed these cells for API-5 expression by western immunoblotting. We observed that EpCAM-positive tumor cells expressed API-5 in all three colorectal cancer cases tested, in contrast to the control EpCAM-positive and EpCAM-negative cells isolated from the control or tumor tissues. These data suggest that the expression of the API-5 protein is upregulated in tumor epithelial cells and may serve as a prognostic marker in colorectal cancer.

  14. api, A novel Medicago truncatula symbiotic mutant impaired in nodule primordium invasion.

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    Teillet, Alice; Garcia, Joseph; de Billy, Françoise; Gherardi, Michèle; Huguet, Thierry; Barker, David G; de Carvalho-Niebel, Fernanda; Journet, Etienne-Pascal

    2008-05-01

    Genetic approaches have proved to be extremely useful in dissecting the complex nitrogen-fixing Rhizobium-legume endosymbiotic association. Here we describe a novel Medicago truncatula mutant called api, whose primary phenotype is the blockage of rhizobial infection just prior to nodule primordium invasion, leading to the formation of large infection pockets within the cortex of noninvaded root outgrowths. The mutant api originally was identified as a double symbiotic mutant associated with a new allele (nip-3) of the NIP/LATD gene, following the screening of an ethylmethane sulphonate-mutagenized population. Detailed characterization of the segregating single api mutant showed that rhizobial infection is also defective at the earlier stage of infection thread (IT) initiation in root hairs, as well as later during IT growth in the small percentage of nodules which overcome the primordium invasion block. Neither modulating ethylene biosynthesis (with L-alpha-(2-aminoethoxyvinylglycine or 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid) nor reducing ethylene sensitivity in a skl genetic background alters the basic api phenotype, suggesting that API function is not closely linked to ethylene metabolism or signaling. Genetic mapping places the API gene on the upper arm of the M. truncatula linkage group 4, and epistasis analyses show that API functions downstream of BIT1/ERN1 and LIN and upstream of NIP/LATD and the DNF genes.

  15. Investigation into process-induced de-aggregation of cohesive micronised API particles.

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    Hoffmann, Magnus; Wray, Patrick S; Gamble, John F; Tobyn, Mike

    2015-09-30

    The aim of this study was to assess the impact of unit processes on the de-aggregation of a cohesive micronised API within a pharmaceutical formulation using near-infrared chemical imaging. The impact on the primary API particles was also investigated using an image-based particle characterization system with integrated Raman analysis. The blended material was shown to contain large, API rich domains which were distributed in-homogeneously across the sample, suggesting that the blending process was not aggressive enough to disperse aggregates of micronised drug particles. Cone milling, routinely used to improve the homogeneity of such cohesive formulations, was observed to substantially reduce the number and size of API rich domains; however, several smaller API domains survived the milling process. Conveyance of the cone milled formulation through the Alexanderwerk WP120 powder feed system completely dispersed all remaining aggregates. Importantly, powder feed transmission of the un-milled formulation was observed to produce an equally homogeneous API distribution. The size of the micronised primary drug particles remained unchanged during powder feed transmission. These findings provide further evidence that this powder feed system does induce shear, and is in fact better able to disperse aggregates of a cohesive micronised API within a blend than the blend-mill-blend step.

  16. EDGE REMOVAL OF 3D POLYGONAL MODEL USING MAYA API

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In various applications of computer graphics, 3D polygonal modeling is used, which consists millions of triangular polygon. In this polygon attributes – vertices, edges and faces’ details are to be stored. In order to control the processing time, storing space, and transfer speed, it is often required to reduce the information ofthese polygonal 3D models. In this paper an effort is made to reduce the number of edges. There are various methods to reduce faces and edges of these 3D models. A C++ dynamic link library as Maya Plugin has been created to remove number of edges of 3D triangular polygon model using the Quadric Error Metrics (QEM in MAYA v2010 x64 API. QEM allows fast and accurate geometric simplification of 3D models.

  17. AES Encryption and Decryption Using Direct3D 10 API

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    Adrian Marius Chiuta

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Current video cards (GPUs – Graphics Processing Units are very programmable, have become much more powerful than the CPUs and they are very affordable. In this paper, we present an implementation for the AES algorithm using Direct3D 10 certified GPUs. The graphics API Direct3D 10 is the first version that allows the use of integer operations, making from the traditional GPUs (that works only with floating point numbers, General Purpose GPUs that can be used for a large number of algorithms, including encryption. We present the performance of the symmetric key encryption algorithm – AES, on a middle range GPU and on a middle range quad core CPU. On the testing system, the developed solution is almost 3 times faster on the GPU than on one single core CPU, showing that the GPU can perform as an efficient cryptographic accelerator.

  18. Fragilización por Hidrógeno de los Aceros API 5L X60 y API 5L X80 Hydrogen Embrittlement of API 5L X60 and API 5L X80 Steels

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    Bruno A Araújo; Jorge A Palma; Vilar, Eudésio O.; Silva, Antonio A.

    2011-01-01

    Se ha determinado el comportamiento mecánico de los aceros API 5L grados X60 y X80, fragilizados por hidrógeno ambiental y por hidrógeno interno. El potencial y la densidad de corriente para la generación del hidrógeno fueron determinados por polarización potenciodinámica, y el tiempo de saturación estimado a partir de datos de difusividad y solubilidad obtenidos en ensayos de permeación con una célula electroquímica. La carga de hidrógeno para reproducir las condiciones de la fragilización p...

  19. API, Cloud computing, WebGIS and cartography

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    Andrea Favretto

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores some of the digital mapping processes available on the Internet in order to analyse their cartographic congruence. It will focus on WebGIS-based cartography in relation to what is produced using Mash-up site maps. These websites often use Googlebased maps in order to produce their own cartography. Thus, we can identify two main typologies of Internet mapping sites, which are characterized by the ownership or non-ownership of their cartographic bases. This paper will critically assess the cartography employed in the two different instances. A concise introduction to the Cloud Computing Internet propagated phenomenon is also premised in order to provide the reader with an accurate frame of reference. Cloud Computing has encouraged a significant Internet participation via the Application Programming Interface software (API, leading to mash-up cartographic websites.

  20. Pheromonal contest between honeybee workers ( Apis mellifera capensis)

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    Moritz, R. F. A.; Simon, U. E.; Crewe, R. M.

    2000-10-01

    Queenless workers of the Cape honeybee ( Apis mellifera capensis) can develop into reproductives termed pseudoqueens. Although they morphologically remain workers they become physiologically queenlike, produce offspring, and secrete mandibular gland pheromones similar to those of true queens. However, after queen loss only very few workers gain pseudoqueen status. A strong intracolonial selection governs which workers start oviposition and which remain sterile. The "queen substance", 9-keto-2(E)-decenoic acid (9-ODA), the dominant compound of the queen's mandibular gland pheromones, suppresses the secretion of queenlike mandibular gland pheromones in workers. It may act as an important signal in pseudoqueen selection. By analysing the mandibular gland pheromones of workers kept in pairs, we found that A. m. capensis workers compete to produce the strongest queen-like signal.

  1. A non-policing honey bee colony (Apis mellifera capensis)

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    Beekman, Madeleine; Good, Gregory; Allsopp, Mike; Radloff, Sarah; Pirk, Chris; Ratnieks, Francis

    2002-09-01

    In the Cape honey bee Apis mellifera capensis, workers lay female eggs without mating by thelytokous parthenogenesis. As a result, workers are as related to worker-laid eggs as they are to queen-laid eggs and therefore worker policing is expected to be lower, or even absent. This was tested by transferring worker- and queen-laid eggs into three queenright A. m. capensis discriminator colonies and monitoring their removal. Our results show that worker policing is variable in A. m. capensis and that in one colony worker-laid eggs were not removed. This is the first report of a non-policing queenright honey bee colony. DNA microsatellite and morphometric analysis suggests that the racial composition of the three discriminator colonies was different. The variation in policing rates could be explained by differences in degrees of hybridisation between A. m. capensis and A. m. scutellata, although a larger survey is needed to confirm this.

  2. ATRIBUTOS FÍSICO-HÍDRICOS E ESTOQUE DE CARBONO EM NEOSSOLO QUARTZARÊNICO SOB PLANTIO DE Eucalyptus urograndis

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    Allan Libanio Pelissari

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    Full Text Available O objetivo  do  trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da colheita do eucalipto  nos atributos físico-hídricos e no estoque de carbono em Neossolo Quartzarênico. O estudo foi conduzido em um povoamento  de  Eucalyptus urograndis  com sete anos de idade, em Dom Aquino, MT, Brasil.  As avaliações  foram realizadas em dois períodos do ano (chuvoso e seco, e coletadas amostras de solo nas profundidades de 0–0,2; 0,2–0,4; 0,4–0,6; 0,6–0,8 e 0,8–1,0 m, antes e após a colheita semimecanizada, para a determinação da porosidade total, densidade, condutividade hidráulica saturada, conteúdo de água e estoque de carbono no solo, enquanto a resistência à penetração foi determinada até  0,8 m. O sistema semimecanizado de colheita alterou significativamente a resistência do solo à penetração e a porosidade total no período chuvoso do ano. A densidade do solo  foi inferior nas camadas superficiais, ao passo que a condutividade hidráulica saturada reduziu após a colheita. O conteúdo de água no solo foi o atributo que regulou  o impacto da colheita semimecanizada sobre o solo.  O estoque de carbono aumentou  após a colheita no período chuvoso.Palavra-chave compactação do solo, carbono orgânico, colheita de madeira.PHYSICAL-HYDRIC ATTRIBUTES AND CARBON STOCK IN TYPIC QUARTZIPISAMMENT UNDER Eucalyptus urograndis STANDS ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of eucalyptus harvesting in the physical-hydric attributes and carbon storage in Typic Quartzipisamment. The study was conducted with seven years old Eucalyptus urograndis stand, in Dom Aquino, MT, Brazil. The evaluations were conducted in two seasons (wet and dry, with soil sampling at depths of 0-0.2, 0.2-0.4, 0.4-0.6, 0.6-0.8 and 0.8-1.0 m, before and after the semi-mechanized harvesting, for the total porosity determination, bulk density, hydraulic conductivity, water content and soil carbon stock, while the soil penetration resistance was

  3. Síntesis y caracterización de materiales híbridos basados en nanotubos de carbono

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    García Gutiérrez, Ángel Pablo

    2013-01-01

    Los nanotubos de carbono están despertando un gran interés investigativo en los últimos años debido a sus excepcionales propiedades electrónicas, mecánicas, térmicas, químicas y por sus potenciales aplicaciones en nanociencia y nanotecnología. Por otro lado, el óxido de zinc también genera un gran interés tanto científico como tecnológico debido a sus extraordinarias propiedades ópticas y eléctricas. Se trata de un material semiconductor con demostradas propiedades fotocatalíticas, que le con...

  4. Aportes para la estimación de la huella de carbono en los grandes asentamientos urbanos de Argentina

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    Rosana Ferraro

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El cambio climático y su efecto más inmediato, el calentamiento global, plantean desafíos para la gestión ambiental de las ciudades. Uno de ellos es estimar su huella de carbono con la finalidad de morigerar los potenciales impactos. El presente trabajo propone calcular las emisiones de CO2 producidas por las actividades antrópicas de los 15 asentamientos urbanos de Argentina de más de 300.000 habitantes. Para ello se analizaron por localidad los consumos de energía eléctrica y se calcularon las emisiones de CO2 por sector de demanda eléctrica. Los resultados muestran que Argentina, en general, y los grandes asentamientos, en particular, tienen una baja contribución de emisiones de CO2, que se asocian en orden decreciente con la actividad industrial, residencial y comercial.

  5. Aportes para la estimación de la huella de carbono en los grandes asentamientos urbanos de Argentina

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    Rosana Ferraro

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El cambio climático y su efecto más inmediato, el calentamiento global, plantean desafíos para la gestión ambiental de las ciudades. Uno de ellos es estimar su huella de carbono con la finalidad de morigerar los potenciales impactos. El presente trabajo propone calcular las emisiones de CO2 producidas por las actividades antrópicas de los 15 asentamientos urbanos de Argentina de más de 300.000 habitantes. Para ello se analizaron por localidad los consumos de energía eléctrica y se calcularon las emisiones de CO2 por sector de demanda eléctrica. Los resultados muestran que Argentina, en general, y los grandes asentamientos, en particular, tienen una baja contribución de emisiones de CO2, que se asocian en orden decreciente con la actividad industrial, residencial y comercial.

  6. Projeto e análise de uma roda em fibra de carbono de um jato regional.

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    Rodrigo Borin

    2008-01-01

    Esta dissertação apresenta o projeto preliminar e a análise estrutural por elementos finitos de uma roda em fibra de carbono com perfil aerodinâmico de uma aeronave da categoria jato regional, juntamente com seus componentes, como rolamentos e chavetas de transmissão de força de frenagem. Será descrito o perfil aerodinâmico das hélices, assim como a geometria da roda e os materiais selecionados. Considerações térmicas e aerodinâmicas a respeito da roda também serão levadas em conta, assim com...

  7. Dinámica del carbono en los ecosistemas de páramo de los Andes neotropicales: revisión de literatura sobre modelos y parámetros relevantes

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    Sevink, J.; Tonneijck, F.H.; Kalbitz, K.; Cammeraat, L.H.; Cuesta, F.; Sevink, J.; Llambí, L.D.; De Bièvre, B.; Posner, J.

    2014-01-01

    Resumen Los suelos del páramo almacenan cantidades excepcionales de carbono debido a las condiciones edáficas y climáticas sobre las cuales se desarrollan. Este gran reservorio de carbono está amenazado debido a los efectos del cambio climático y las dinámicas de uso de la tierra. No obstante, el de

  8. Genetic structure of Apis mellifera macedonica in the Balkan Peninsula based on microsatellite DNA polymorphism

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    Uzunov, Aleksandar; Meixner, Marina D; Kiprijanovska, Hrisula;

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    The genetic variability of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) from south eastern Europe was investigated using microsatellite analyses of 107 samples from Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria together with 42 reference samples (Apis mellifera carnica) from Slovenia. Genetic structure...... and spatial analyses of the microsatellite data showed a clear distinction between the Slovenian bees and all other populations, and confirmed the existence of Apis mellifera macedonica as an indigenous honey bee population in the regions that were sampled. In most areas however, varying degrees...

  9. Clarification of some api characteristics in relation to caribou (Rangifer tarandus

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    William O. Pruitt, Jr.

    1990-09-01

    Full Text Available A total of 2177 comparisons of api hardness vs. density in northern Saskatchewan, southeastern Manitoba and northeastern Finland revealed no consistent correlation (r varied from +.70 to -.17. A total of 1395 comparisons of horizontal hardness of the top layer of api to vertical hardness of the same layer of api in southeastern Manitoba, northeastern Finland and far eastern middle Finland revealed no consistent correlation (r varied from +.99 to -.20. Therefore one cannot substitute density for hardness nor horizontal hardness of the top layer for vertical hardness of the top layer in the terms of the Värriö Snow Index.

  10. Estimación de carbono almacenado en bosques de oyamel y ciprés en Texcoco, Estado de México

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    Yunuen Bolaños González

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    Full Text Available Las emisiones de carbono (C a la atmósfera, así como sus reservorios, en el sector de agricultura, silvicultura y otros usos del suelo son significativas en el balance global del ciclo del carbono; sin embargo, a pesar de esta importancia, es el sector con la mayor incertidumbre en el balance global debido principalmente a la falta de conocimiento preciso de los factores de emisión, por lo que se requiere mayor investigación en el tema. Debido a lo anterior, este trabajo tuvo como objetivo estimar el C almacenado en los cinco depósitos considerados en ecosistemas forestales: biomasa viva sobre el suelo, biomasa viva debajo del suelo, madera muerta sobre el suelo, mantillo y carbono orgánico del suelo (COS en dos sitios de muestreo ubicados en las faldas del Monte Tláloc, Texcoco, Estado de México: el primero en un bosque de oyamel (Abies religiosa y el segundo en un bosque de ciprés (Cupressus lusitanica. El promedio de la densidad de carbono en el bosque de oyamel en los cinco depósitos estimados fue de 376 Mg ha‑1, siendo el depósito más importante el de biomasa aérea (59%, seguido del COS (22%; en tanto que en el bosque de ciprés fue de 205 Mg ha-1, siendo el depósito con mayor densidad el COS (50%, seguido de biomasa aérea (36%. Los valores de densidad de carbono para biomasa aérea en el caso de bosque de oyamel fueron superiores a los reportados en otros trabajos; lo cual se explica por la existencia de árboles de grandes dimensiones de esta especie en el sitio de muestreo, lo cual nos da una idea precisa del potencial como almacén de carbono que este tipo de vegetación tiene cuando llegan a estados maduros.

  11. The Arabidopsis apyrase AtAPY1 is localized in the Golgi instead of the extracellular space

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    Schiller Madlen

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The two highly similar Arabidopsis apyrases AtAPY1 and AtAPY2 were previously shown to be involved in plant growth and development, evidently by regulating extracellular ATP signals. The subcellular localization of AtAPY1 was investigated to corroborate an extracellular function. Results Transgenic Arabidopsis lines expressing AtAPY1 fused to the SNAP-(O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase-tag were used for indirect immunofluorescence and AtAPY1 was detected in punctate structures within the cell. The same signal pattern was found in seedlings stably overexpressing AtAPY1-GFP by indirect immunofluorescence and live imaging. In order to identify the nature of the AtAPY1-positive structures, AtAPY1-GFP expressing seedlings were treated with the endocytic marker stain FM4-64 (N-(3-triethylammoniumpropyl-4-(p-diethylaminophenyl-hexatrienyl-pyridinium dibromide and crossed with a transgenic line expressing the trans-Golgi marker Rab E1d. Neither FM4-64 nor Rab E1d co-localized with AtAPY1. However, live imaging of transgenic Arabidopsis lines expressing AtAPY1-GFP and either the fluorescent protein-tagged Golgi marker Membrin 12, Syntaxin of plants 32 or Golgi transport 1 protein homolog showed co-localization. The Golgi localization was confirmed by immunogold labeling of AtAPY1-GFP. There was no indication of extracellular AtAPY1 by indirect immunofluorescence using antibodies against SNAP and GFP, live imaging of AtAPY1-GFP and immunogold labeling of AtAPY1-GFP. Activity assays with AtAPY1-GFP revealed GDP, UDP and IDP as substrates, but neither ATP nor ADP. To determine if AtAPY1 is a soluble or membrane protein, microsomal membranes were isolated and treated with various solubilizing agents. Only SDS and urea (not alkaline or high salt conditions were able to release the AtAPY1 protein from microsomal membranes. Conclusions AtAPY1 is an integral Golgi protein with the substrate specificity typical for Golgi apyrases. It is

  12. Estudio de la actividad antifúngica de un extracto de propóleo de la abeja Apis mellifera proveniente del estado de México

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    Amparo Londoño Orozco; José Guillermo Pinieres Carrillo; Carlos Gerardo García Tovar; Liborio Carrillo M.; María Leonor Quintero Mora; Susana Elvira García Vásquez; Marco Antonio Mendoza Saavedra; To natiuh Antonio Cruz Sánchez

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    El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar la acción inhibitoria de un extracto etanólico al 15% de propóleo de la abeja Apis mellifera, procedente del apiario de la Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlán, UNAM, sobre el crecimiento de Candida albicans (ATCC 14055), Cryptococcus neoformans, y Aspergillus fumigatus, mediante dos pruebas de susceptibilidad: difusión en agar y microdilución. Se impregnaron los discos con el extracto de propóleo. Las pruebas de difusión fueron efectuadas so...

  13. IgE recognition of chimeric isoforms of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) venom allergen Api m 10 evaluated by protein array technology.

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    Van Vaerenbergh, Matthias; De Smet, Lina; Rafei-Shamsabadi, David; Blank, Simon; Spillner, Edzard; Ebo, Didier G; Devreese, Bart; Jakob, Thilo; de Graaf, Dirk C

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    Api m 10 has recently been established as novel major allergen that is recognized by more than 60% of honeybee venom (HBV) allergic patients. Previous studies suggest Api m 10 protein heterogeneity which may have implications for diagnosis and immunotherapy of HBV allergy. In the present study, RT-PCR revealed the expression of at least nine additional Api m 10 transcript isoforms by the venom glands. Two distinct mechanisms are responsible for the generation of these isoforms: while the previously known variant 2 is produced by an alternative splicing event, novel identified isoforms are intragenic chimeric transcripts. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the identification of chimeric transcripts generated by the honeybee. By a retrospective proteomic analysis we found evidence for the presence of several of these isoforms in the venom proteome. Additionally, we analyzed IgE reactivity to different isoforms by protein array technology using sera from HBV allergic patients, which revealed that IgE recognition of Api m 10 is both isoform- and patient-specific. While it was previously demonstrated that the majority of HBV allergic patients display IgE reactivity to variant 2, our study also shows that some patients lacking IgE antibodies for variant 2 display IgE reactivity to two of the novel identified Api m 10 variants, i.e. variants 3 and 4.

  14. Histochemical Comparison of the Hypopharyngeal Gland in Apis cerana Fabricius, 1793 Workers and Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758 Workers

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    Guntima Suwannapong

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Hypopharyngeal glands of honeybee are age-dependent structures that change with the size of acini and are correlated with various social behaviors. The histochemical structure of Apis cerana and A. mellifera worker hypopharyngeal glands in four different developmental stages wes stained with ninhydrin Schiff's and periodic acid Schiff's reagents (PAS for localization of proteins and carbohydrates, respectively, and examined with light microscopy. Nurse bees of both honeybee species had significantly larger glands as compared to guards and forgers, but there were no statistically significant differences between these two species after accounting for caste. Gland protein concentration increased progressively in nurse bees, and this was correlated with the appearance of enriched protein granules in the cytoplasm. In addition, the hypopharyngeal gland protein concentration of A. mellifera was higher than that of A. cerana even though gland size was not significantly different between species. However, gland size was shown to have decreased progressively in foragers and guards.

  15. Use of carb counting in the dietary treatment of diabetes mellitus Utilización del contaje de hidratos de carbono en el tratamiento dietético de la diabetes mellitus

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    D. Lopes Souto

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Currently, carb counting is a nutritional strategy that has allowed a greater adherence and dietary management of patients with diabetes mellitus, because it allows the consumption of a greater variety of foods. However, also requires greater adherence by the patient to maintain an adequate blood glucose monitoring and the ability to determine the amount of carbohydrates in the meals. Since diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease, a more flexible and varied diet will allow better monitoring, taking into account their glycemic control in long-term. The objective of this study was to examine the applicability of this method to a less restrictive diet and nutritionally adequate for the patient with diabetes mellitus, as well an individual dietary adjustment that is needed to better glycemic control, identifying nutritional advantages and disadvantages of the method.En la actualidad, el contaje del contenido de hidratos de carbono es una estrategia de nutrición que ha permitido mayor adherencia al tratamiento dietético del paciente con diabetes mellitus ya que permite el consumo de una mayor diversidad de comidas. Sin embargo, también se hace necesario una mayor implicación por parte del paciente para mantener una adecuada monitorización de su glucemia, así como la capacidad para determinar la cantidad de hidratos de carbono en las ingestas. Dado que el diabetes mellitus es una enfermedad crónica, una dieta más flexible y variada permitirá un mejor seguimiento, teniendo en cuenta a su vez el control glucémico a largo plazo. El objetivo del estudio fue revisar la aplicabilidad de este método para formular una dieta menos restrictiva y nutricionalmente adecuada para el paciente con diabetes mellitus, así como el ajuste dietético individual que se hace necesario para el mejor control glucémico, identificando ventajas y desventajas nutricionales del método.

  16. Susceptibilidad y síntomas respiratorios asociados a la exposición a dióxido de carbono y dióxido de azufre provenientes del volcán Turrialba, Costa Rica

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    Marisol Yglesias-González

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El volcán Turrialba ha mantenido en los últimos años una actividad de desgasificación, y paulatinamente se han mostrado los efectos de este dinamismo sobre la vegetación e infraestructuras de las comunidades aledañas. Entre las sustancias que conforman esta actividad de desgasificación se encuentra el dióxido de carbono y el dióxido de azufre que se han ido incrementando y son capaces de afectar la salud respiratoria de quienes se exponen a ellas. El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar la proclividad de las poblaciones aledañas de desarrollar síntomas respiratorios ante las exposiciones vía aérea de dióxido de carbono y dióxido de azufre provenientes del volcán Turrialba. La investigación consistió en un estudio transversal, descriptivo, analítico y cuantitativo. Se trabajó con ocho comunidades, y se obtuvo una muestra de 502 personas. Las comunidades estudiadas fueron: Hacienda La Fuente, La Central, La Silvia, Miravalles, Finca El Retiro, Guayabo Arriba, Las Virtudes y La Alegría. Esta última fue la comunidad control. Los estratos con mayor riesgo de presentar molestias en la garganta cuando hay exposición a gases volcánicos fueron los niños y adultos mayores (OR=1,93, mujeres (OR=1,86, personas que emplean varios tipos de cocina (OR=2,07, individuos con ocupaciones al aire libre (OR=1,51 y personas con ingresos iguales o mayores a los USD $475 (OR=2,09. Los estratos con mayor riesgo de presentar molestias en la nariz fueron los niños y adultos mayores (OR=1,37, mujeres (OR=1,83, personas que emplean cocina eléctrica (OR=2,23, individuos con ocupaciones dentro de edificaciones (2,12 y personas con ingresos inferiores a los USD $475 (OR=2,30.

  17. Susceptibilidad y síntomas respiratorios asociados a la exposición a dióxido de carbono y dióxido de azufre provenientes del volcán Turrialba, Costa Rica

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    Marisol Yglesias-González

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El volcán Turrialba ha mantenido en los últimos años una actividad de desgasificación, y paulatinamente se han mostrado los efectos de este dinamismo sobre la vegetación e infraestructuras de las comunidades aledañas. Entre las sustancias que conforman esta actividad de desgasificación se encuentra el dióxido de carbono y el dióxido de azufre que se han ido incrementando y son capaces de afectar la salud respiratoria de quienes se exponen a ellas. El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar la proclividad de las poblaciones aledañas de desarrollar síntomas respiratorios ante las exposiciones vía aérea de dióxido de carbono y dióxido de azufre provenientes del volcán Turrialba. La investigación consistió en un estudio transversal, descriptivo, analítico y cuantitativo. Se trabajó con ocho comunidades, y se obtuvo una muestra de 502 personas. Las comunidades estudiadas fueron: Hacienda La Fuente, La Central, La Silvia, Miravalles, Finca El Retiro, Guayabo Arriba, Las Virtudes y La Alegría. Esta última fue la comunidad control. Los estratos con mayor riesgo de presentar molestias en la garganta cuando hay exposición a gases volcánicos fueron los niños y adultos mayores (OR=1,93, mujeres (OR=1,86, personas que emplean varios tipos de cocina (OR=2,07, individuos con ocupaciones al aire libre (OR=1,51 y personas con ingresos iguales o mayores a los USD $475 (OR=2,09. Los estratos con mayor riesgo de presentar molestias en la nariz fueron los niños y adultos mayores (OR=1,37, mujeres (OR=1,83, personas que emplean cocina eléctrica (OR=2,23, individuos con ocupaciones dentro de edificaciones (2,12 y personas con ingresos inferiores a los USD $475 (OR=2,30.

  18. Comportamiento de hormigones de alta resistencia con fibras de acero frente al impacto de proyectiles

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    Cánovas, M. F.; Gaitán Rodríguez, Vidal Hernando

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta los resultados de la investigación llevada a cabo por los autores sobre el comportamiento de hormigón de 80 MPa de resistencia característica a compresión reforzado con diferentes cuantías de fibras de acero de alto contenido en carbono sometido al impacto de proyectiles de distintos calibres, determinando el espesor de muros de este tipo de hormigón que sería preciso disponer para impedir su perforación por dichos proyectiles, así como los valores máximos de penetración...

  19. Huella del Carbono. Parte 2: La Visión de las Empresas, los Cuestionamientos y el Futuro Carbon Footprint: Part 2: Enterprises Viewpoint, Doubts and the Future

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    César Espíndola

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta segunda parte de la serie, se discute sobre la visión y posición que tienen las empresas frente al concepto de Huella del Carbono (HdC y de los métodos para cuantificarla. Se analiza los criterios de clasificación de emisiones en las principales metodologías de cálculo de la HdC y se discute sobre los principales cuestionamientos a la HdC, sobre los temas a resolver y sus alternativas de solución. Se presenta una base comparativa para los cuatro principales métodos de determinación de HdC actualmente vigentes en el mercado y se propone un método denominado Abaco para la contabilización de emisiones de CO2 equivalente , que permite identificar las características comunes de estos métodos. Todo esto puede servir de base en la toma de decisiones gerenciales para adoptar una determinada metodología. Se concluye que d e mantenerse la falta de claridad y comparabilidad en la determinación de emisiones podría provocar la pérdida de una gran oportunidad para lanzar una nueva economía medio-ambientalmente sostenible.In this second part of the series, the viewpoint of the enterprises and their position with respect to the implementation of carbon footprint (CFP quantification. The criteria for classification of emissions and the main methodologies for calculating the CFP are discussed and analyzed. The main questions and doubts about the CFP, on the subjects to be discussed and the alternatives of solution. A comparison of the main four methods currently used for determining the CFP and a method named Abacus for quantifying emissions of equivalent CO2 that allows identifying the common characteristics to all of them. All this can serve as basis for decision-making to adopt a given methodology. It is concluded that if the present situation of confusion of the different approaches to quantify the CFP continues, the companies and governments are loosing a great opportunity to arrive to a new environmentally sustainable economy.

  20. Simulación de la fluencia en caliente de un acero microaleado con un contenido medio de carbono. III parte. Ecuaciones constitutivas

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    Cabrera, J. M.

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    Full Text Available According to the part 1 of this work the constitutive equations of the hot flow behaviour of a commercial microalloyed steel have been obtained. For this purpose, the uniaxial hot compression tests described in the part 2 were employed. Tests were carried out over a range of 5 orders of magnitude in strain rate and 300 °C of temperature. Experimental results are compared with the theoretical model introduced in the first part of this study. It is concluded that deviations between experimental and theoretical curves are lower than 10 %. It is shown that the classical hiperbolic sine constitutive equation described accurately the experimental behaviour provided that stresses are normalized by the Young's modulus and strain rates by the self-diffusion coefficient. An internal stress must also be introduced in the latter equation when the initial grain size is fine enough.

    Siguiendo el planteamiento teórico efectuado en la I parte de este trabajo, se determinaron las ecuaciones constitutivas del comportamiento a la deformación en caliente de un acero comercial microaleado con un contenido medio de carbono. Para este objetivo se emplearon los ensayos de compresión uniaxial en caliente ya descritos en la II parte, los cuales se efectuaron en un rango de cinco órdenes de magnitud en velocidad de deformación y 300 °C de temperatura. Se comparan los resultados experimentales con el modelo teórico introducido en la I parte y se verifica que el error es inferior al 10 %. Se comprobó que la clásica ecuación del seno hiperbólico podía describir con precisión el comportamiento observado siempre y cuando las tensiones se normalicen por el módulo de Young, las velocidades de deformación por el coeficiente de autodifusión de la austenita, y se considere un efecto adicional sobre la tensión cuando el tamaño de grano inicial sea suficientemente fino.

  1. Carbono e nitrogênio de um Argissolo Vermelho sob floresta, pastagem e mata nativa Carbon and nitrogen of an Alfisol under forest, pasture and native forest

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    Clenio Nailto Pillon

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O monitoramento da matéria orgânica do solo (MOS constitui um indicador da qualidade do sistema de uso adotado. No Sul do Brasil, são escassos os trabalhos que avaliam as alterações no carbono orgânico total (COT, nitrogênio total (NT e a labilidade da MOS em sistemas de produção florestal. Diante desse contexto, este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a concentração de COT e de NT no solo e na fração leve e livre (FLL da MOS de um Argissolo Vermelho distrófico sob eucalipto após 13 e 20 anos de implantação, adotando-se a mata nativa e um sistema com produção de pastagem como áreas de referência. Além disso, foi quantificado o estoque de COT e de NT na serrapilheira e na liteira das áreas florestais. As avaliações foram feitas, aleatoriamente, em três trincheiras por área, nas camadas de 0,00 a 0,05; 0,05 a 0,10; 0,10 a 0,20 e 0,20 a 0,40m. Maiores concentrações de COT, de NT e da FLL foram verificadas na camada superficial, sendo estas favorecidas pela adição de resíduos vegetais e pela minimização das operações de revolvimento do solo.The monitoring of soil organic matter content (MOS has been considered soil quality indicator. Few studies, in Southern Brazil, have evaluated changes in the total organic carbon (COT, total nitrogen (NT and in the lability of MOS in forestry systems. This study aimed to evaluate the COT, NT and free light fraction of MOS from 0.00 to 0.05, 0.05 to 0.10, 0.10 to 0.20 and 0.20 to 0.40m depths of the Alfisol under eucalyptus, native forest and pasture. In addition, it was quantified the stock of COT and NT in plant residues in forestry areas. The concentration of COT and NT and labile fractions of MOS increased favored by the addition of vegetables residues and by minimizing soil disturbance.

  2. Oxidación óptima de alambrones de acero de bajo carbono, durante el enfriamiento a la salida de un laminador de barras

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    Camurri, C.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available The increasing environmental exigencies demand that the oxide removal of steel wire rod before drawing is carried out by mechanical means, replacing the traditional descaling, wich is polluting. In such sense the objective of the present work is to settle down the operational conditions during the cooling of low carbon steel wire rod of 5.5 mm in diameter in order to have a minimum increase in the amount of rod oxide, so that it is more easily removable by mechanical cleaning before drawing. An additional objective is to simulate by means of the explicit finite differences method the temperature distribution of these wire rod during cooling. A good correlation model-experience is obtained, with temperature differences that do not exceed 4 %. On the other hand it is found that slowing water cooling is results in an increase of the total oxide to values averaging 0.7 % in weight, as specified by the drawing industry.

    Las crecientes exigencias medioambientales exigen que la remoción de óxidos de los alambrones de acero para posterior trefilación se efectúe por medios mecánicos, reemplazando así el tradicional y contaminante decapado. En tal sentido, el objetivo del presente trabajo es determinar las condiciones operacionales en el enfriamiento a la salida del laminador de barras, tales que produzcan un pequeño aumento en la cantidad de óxido total en alambrones de acero de bajo carbono de 5,5 mm de diámetro, a valores óptimos que permitan una adecuada limpieza mecánica previa al trefilado. Adicionalmente, simular, mediante el método explícito de las diferencias finitas, la distribución de temperaturas de esos mismos alambrones, durante el enfriamiento. Se obtiene una buena correlación modelo-experiencia, con diferencias para la temperatura que no sobrepasan el 4 % entre ambos. Por otro lado, se encuentra que, retardando el enfriamiento con agua, se logra incrementar el óxido a los valores promedio exigidos del 0,7 % en peso.

  3. Atributos do Solo e Acúmulo de Carbono na Integração Lavoura-Pecuária em Sistema Plantio Direto

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    Nídia Raquel Costa

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Em sistemas de produção como a integração lavoura-pecuária (ILP em sistema plantio direto (SPD têm sido observadas melhorias nos atributos químicos, físicos e biológicos do solo. Sendo assim, objetivou-se avaliar as alterações nos atributos químicos e físicos do solo e o acúmulo de carbono (C num Latossolo Vermelho distrófico típico argiloso utilizado em sistema de ILP em SPD com irrigação, no Cerrado. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram dispostos em parcelas subdivididas no tempo, e as parcelas experimentais foram compostas pelas culturas do milho e do sorgo forrageiro cultivadas exclusivamente ou consorciadas com as espécies forrageiras Urochloa brizantha cv. Xaraés e Megathyrsus maximum cv. Tanzânia para ensilagem; pelas espécies forrageiras no período de entressafra; e pela cultura da soja em sucessão. Foram realizadas durante a condução dos experimentos, além da análise com a caracterização inicial do solo, cinco avaliações (épocas dos atributos químicos e físicos do solo ao final de cada ciclo produtivo durante os anos agrícolas 2010/2011, 2011/2012 e 2012/2013. Os sistemas de produção na ILP em SPD, mesmo com alta exportação de nutrientes e tráfego de máquinas, foram eficientes para manutenção e melhoria da fertilidade e dos estoques de C do solo. Ao longo de três anos, os sistemas de ILP promoveram redução da compactação do solo pelo efeito positivo de incremento da macroporosidade e porosidade total e diminuição da resistência mecânica à penetração e densidade do solo, nas camadas de 0-0,10 e 0,10-0,20 m.

  4. Homology differences between complete Sacbrood virus genomes from infected Apis mellifera and Apis cerana honeybees in Korea.

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    Reddy, Kondreddy Eswar; Yoo, Mi Sun; Kim, Young-Ha; Kim, Nam-Hee; Ramya, Mummadireddy; Jung, Ha-Na; Thao, Le Thi Bich; Lee, Hee-Soo; Kang, Seung-Won

    2016-04-01

    Sacbrood virus (SBV) represents a serious threat to the health of managed honeybees. We determined four complete SBV genomic sequences (AmSBV-Kor1, AmSBV-Kor2, AcSBV-Kor3, and AcSBV-Kor4) isolated from Apis mellifera and Apis cerana in various regions of South Korea. A phylogenetic tree was constructed from the complete genomic sequences of these Korean SBVs (KSBVs) and 21 previously reported SBV sequences from other countries. Three KSBVs (not AmSBV-Kor1) clustered with previously reported Korean genomes, but separately from SBV genomes from other countries. The KSBVs shared 90-98 % identity, and 89-97 % identity with the genomes from other countries. AmSBV-Kor1 was least similar (~90 % identity) to the other KSBVs, and was most similar to previously reported strains AmSBV-Kor21 (97 %) and AmSBV-UK (93 %). Phylogenetic analysis of the partial VP1 region sequences indicated that SBVs clustered by host species and country of origin. The KSBVs were aligned with nine previously reported complete SBV genomes and compared. The KSBVs were most different from the other genomes at the end of the 5' untranslated region and in the entire open reading frame. A SimPlot graph of the VP1 region confirmed its high variability, especially between the SBVs infecting A. mellifera and A. cerana. In this genomic region, SBVs from A. mellifera species contain an extra continuous 51-nucleotide sequence relative to the SBVs from A. cerana. This genomic diversity may reflect the adaptation of SBV to specific hosts, viral cross-infections, and the spatial distances separating the KSBVs from other SBVs.

  5. Estudo da cinética de decomposição de compósitos nanoestruturados de poli (sulfeto de fenileno reforçados com nanotubos de carbono

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    Bruno Ribeiro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho consiste na obtenção de compósitos nanoestruturados de poli (sulfeto de fenileno (PPS reforçados com nanotubos de carbono de paredes múltiplas (MWCNT por meio da técnica de mistura em fusão, e posterior caracterização de suas propriedades morfológicas e térmicas. A análise por microscopia eletrônica de transmissão foi utilizada com o intuito de avaliar a qualidade da dispersão dos MWCNTs na matriz polimérica. A partir das curvas de termogravimetria obtidas, foi observado um aumento na temperatura máxima de degradação pela adição do nanoreforço na matriz polimérica. Além disso, o modelo matemático de Ozawa-Wall-Flynn foi utilizado com o intuito de determinar os parâmetros cinéticos de degradação. Os resultados mostraram um aumento de aproximadamente 25 ºC na temperatura máxima de degradação (Tmax quando uma pequena quantidade de MWCNT (0,5 wt % foi considerada. Este fato contribuiu para o aumento da estabilidade térmica do PPS.

  6. Tratamiento de las leucoplasias orales mediante el laser de dióxido de carbono

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    Mogedas Vegara, Alfonso

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    Les leucoplàsies orals són les lesions premalignes més freqüents de la cavitat oral. La possibilitat de degeneració d'aquestes lesions a un carcinoma escamós (taxa de supervivència estimada del 30 al 40% als 5 anys), fa necessari trobar un tractament que sigui capaç de prevenir aquesta transformació maligna alhora de tenir mínims efectes secundaris. Es presenta una tesi doctoral per compendi d'articles. Els resultats es van publicar al Journal of cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (IF 2,933 en 201...

  7. Telephone Interpreter Services (TIS)-Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Language Fiscal Year Quarterly Dataset

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    Social Security Administration — This dataset displays our quarterly national TIS call volume for over 45 API languages for the current fiscal year. A fiscal year runs from October through September...

  8. Telephone Interpreter Services (TIS)-Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Language Yearly Dataset

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    Social Security Administration — This dataset displays our national TIS call volume for over 45 API languages for the last three fiscal years. A fiscal year runs from October through September. We...

  9. Bilingual education, indigenous language and culture: the case of Apyãwa Tapirapé

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    Maria Gorete Neto

    Full Text Available Bilingual schools are recognized as an important resource to increase the chances of language survival but in many cases have proven to be ineffective. Within the Apyãwa Tapirapé Indian Tribe (central Brazil, an effective bilingual school does exist; however, this study shows that even a successful school brings complications for the community. Audio-recorded interviews, in which teachers and leaders discuss their bilingual school and its consequences for the Apyãwa Tapirapé people, reveal that they feel that the school has changed the Apyãwa Tapirapé lifestyle in both negative and positive ways. A continuous evaluation and ongoing reconstruction of educational aspects is proposed as a way to both attend to the needs and to relieve the worries of groups like the Apyãwa Tapirapé with respect to the impact of their school on the community.

  10. A review on the taste masking of bitter APIs: hot-melt extrusion (HME) evaluation.

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    Maniruzzaman, Mohammed; Boateng, Joshua S; Chowdhry, Babur Z; Snowden, Martin J; Douroumis, Dennis

    2014-02-01

    The majority of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) found in oral dosage forms have a bitter taste. Masking the unpleasant taste of bitter, APIs is a major challenge in the development of such oral dosage forms. Taste assessment is an important quality-control parameter for evaluating taste-masked formulations of any new molecular entity. Hot-melt extrusion (HME) techniques, have very recently, been accepted from an industrial compliance viewpoint in relation to both manufacturing operations and development of pharmaceuticals. HME achieves taste masking of bitter APIs via various mechanisms such as the formation of solid dispersions and inter-molecular interactions and this has led to its wide-spread use in pharmaceutical formulation research. In this article, the uses of various taste evaluation methods and HME as continuous processing techniques for taste masking of bitter APIs used for the oral delivery of drugs are reviewed.

  11. Candida albicans response to spaceflight (NASA STS-115) --- GSM1231690_Slide_43 API

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  12. Dosis Letal Media (DL50 de algunos aceites esenciales y biocidas efectivos para el control de Ascosphaera apis en Apis mellifera L. - Median Lethal Dose (LD50 of some essential oils and biocides effective for the control of Ascosphaera apis on Apis mellifera L

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    Albo, Graciela N

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa ascofaeriosis o cría yesificada, es una enfermedad de la abeja melífera (Apis mellifera L. causada por el hongo Ascosphaera apis que produce la momificación de las larvas. Los aceites esenciales poseen efectos antimicrobianos y han sido utilizados para el control de cría yesificada. Por otra parte, a nivel mundial se han probado gran cantidad de productos de síntesis, pero ninguno ha resultado 100 % eficaz. SummaryChalkbrood is a disease of the honeybee (Apis mellifera L caused by the fungus Ascosphaera apis that transforms larvae into mummies. Essential oils have showed antimicrobial activity and have been used in the control of chalkbrood. Moreover, world-wide, great number of synthesized products have been assayed but no one has resulted 100% effective.

  13. S E- GEOD-50881 Study Samples --- Candida albicans response to spaceflight (NASA STS-115) API

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  14. A E- GEOD-50881 Gene Chip Assay --- Candida albicans response to spaceflight (NASA STS-115) API

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — A fully queryable REST API with JSON, XML, and CSV output as well as inline, runable examples using data from the transcriptional profiling and phenotypic...

  15. BUILDING MODEL ANALYSIS APPLICATIONS WITH THE JOINT UNIVERSAL PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF RELIABILITY (JUPITER) API

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    The open-source, public domain JUPITER (Joint Universal Parameter IdenTification and Evaluation of Reliability) API (Application Programming Interface) provides conventions and Fortran-90 modules to develop applications (computer programs) for analyzing process models. The input ...

  16. Three-dimensional model of the honeybee venom allergen Api m 7: structural and functional insights.

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    Georgieva, Dessislava; Greunke, Kerstin; Betzel, Christian

    2010-06-01

    Api m 7 is one of the major protease allergens of the honeybee venom. It consists of a serine protease-like (SPL) and a CUB domain. The knowledge about the structure and function of Api m 7 is limited mainly to its amino acid sequence. Three-dimensional models of the two structural domains were constructed using their amino acid sequences and the crystallographic coordinates of prophenoloxidase-activating factor (PPAF-II) as a template for the SPL domain and the coordinates of porcine spermadhesin PSP-II for the CUB domain. The structural organization of Api m 7 suggests that the CUB domain is involved in interactions with natural substrates while the SPL domain probably activates zymogens. IgE epitopes and antigenic sites were predicted. Api m 7 shows structural and functional similarity to the members of the PPAF-II family. Possible substrates, function and evolution of the enzyme are discussed in the paper.

  17. Antagonistic Effect of Gut Bacteria in the Hybrid Carniolan Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera Carnica, Against Ascosphaera Apis, the Causal Organism of Chalkbrood Disease

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    Omar Mohamed O. M.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to isolate and characterize bacterial strains associated with the gut of the hybrid Carniolan honey bee, Apis mellifera carnica, and to determine their in vitro and in vivo potential against Ascosphaera apis, the causal organism of chalkbrood disease, with the purpose of exploring feasible biological control. Six bacterial strains were isolated from healthy worker honey bees by culture-dependent methods. Six fungal strains (A3, A4, A7, A8, A9, and A15 of A. apis were isolated from larvae suffering from chalkbrood disease on Yeast-Glucose-Starch agar (YGPSA medium. All bacteria were identified by a combination of morphology, Gram stain, and 16S rRNA sequence analysis, and fungal strains were identified by morphology and 5.8S rRNA. In vitro and in vivo inhibition assays were carried out to determine the ability of bacterial isolates to inhibit A. apis, the causal agent of chalkbrood disease. The analysis of 16S rRNA sequences revealed that four bacterial strains (B2, B4, B10, and B100 belong to Bacillus subtilis species, and two strains (P1 and P5 belong to Pseudomonas fluorescence. Significant differences in antagonistic activity of all bacterial strains were observed. B. subtilis isolate B2 showed the highest antagonistic activity, as measured by the inhibition zone against A. apis, followed by the P1 strain of P. fluorescence. SEM analysis also supports the antagonistic activity of these bacteria against A. apis. This study provides a theoretical basis for biological control of honey bee chalkbrood disease.

  18. Revoke and Let Live: A Secure Key Revocation API for Cryptographic Devices

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    Cortier, Véronique; Steel,Graham; Wiedling, Cyrille

    2012-01-01

    While extensive research addresses the problem of establishing session keys through cryptographic protocols, relatively little work has appeared addressing the problem of revocation and update of long term keys. We present an API for symmetric key management on embedded devices that supports revocation and prove security properties design in the symbolic model of cryptography. Our API supports two modes of revocation: a passive mode where keys have an expiration time, and an active mode where...

  19. Sensitivity Analysis of Fatigue Crack Growth Model for API Steels in Gaseous Hydrogen

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    Amaro, Robert L; Rustagi, Neha; Drexler, Elizabeth S; Slifka, Andrew J

    2014-01-01

    A model to predict fatigue crack growth of API pipeline steels in high pressure gaseous hydrogen has been developed and is presented elsewhere. The model currently has several parameters that must be calibrated for each pipeline steel of interest. This work provides a sensitivity analysis of the model parameters in order to provide (a) insight to the underlying mathematical and mechanistic aspects of the model, and (b) guidance for model calibration of other API steels. PMID:26601024

  20. Sensitivity Analysis of Fatigue Crack Growth Model for API Steels in Gaseous Hydrogen.

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    Amaro, Robert L; Rustagi, Neha; Drexler, Elizabeth S; Slifka, Andrew J

    2014-01-01

    A model to predict fatigue crack growth of API pipeline steels in high pressure gaseous hydrogen has been developed and is presented elsewhere. The model currently has several parameters that must be calibrated for each pipeline steel of interest. This work provides a sensitivity analysis of the model parameters in order to provide (a) insight to the underlying mathematical and mechanistic aspects of the model, and (b) guidance for model calibration of other API steels.

  1. A RESTful API for accessing microbial community data for MG-RAST.

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    Wilke, Andreas; Bischof, Jared; Harrison, Travis; Brettin, Tom; D'Souza, Mark; Gerlach, Wolfgang; Matthews, Hunter; Paczian, Tobias; Wilkening, Jared; Glass, Elizabeth M; Desai, Narayan; Meyer, Folker

    2015-01-01

    Metagenomic sequencing has produced significant amounts of data in recent years. For example, as of summer 2013, MG-RAST has been used to annotate over 110,000 data sets totaling over 43 Terabases. With metagenomic sequencing finding even wider adoption in the scientific community, the existing web-based analysis tools and infrastructure in MG-RAST provide limited capability for data retrieval and analysis, such as comparative analysis between multiple data sets. Moreover, although the system provides many analysis tools, it is not comprehensive. By opening MG-RAST up via a web services API (application programmers interface) we have greatly expanded access to MG-RAST data, as well as provided a mechanism for the use of third-party analysis tools with MG-RAST data. This RESTful API makes all data and data objects created by the MG-RAST pipeline accessible as JSON objects. As part of the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase project (KBase, http://kbase.us) we have implemented a web services API for MG-RAST. This API complements the existing MG-RAST web interface and constitutes the basis of KBase's microbial community capabilities. In addition, the API exposes a comprehensive collection of data to programmers. This API, which uses a RESTful (Representational State Transfer) implementation, is compatible with most programming environments and should be easy to use for end users and third parties. It provides comprehensive access to sequence data, quality control results, annotations, and many other data types. Where feasible, we have used standards to expose data and metadata. Code examples are provided in a number of languages both to show the versatility of the API and to provide a starting point for users. We present an API that exposes the data in MG-RAST for consumption by our users, greatly enhancing the utility of the MG-RAST service.

  2. A RESTful API for accessing microbial community data for MG-RAST.

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    Andreas Wilke

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Metagenomic sequencing has produced significant amounts of data in recent years. For example, as of summer 2013, MG-RAST has been used to annotate over 110,000 data sets totaling over 43 Terabases. With metagenomic sequencing finding even wider adoption in the scientific community, the existing web-based analysis tools and infrastructure in MG-RAST provide limited capability for data retrieval and analysis, such as comparative analysis between multiple data sets. Moreover, although the system provides many analysis tools, it is not comprehensive. By opening MG-RAST up via a web services API (application programmers interface we have greatly expanded access to MG-RAST data, as well as provided a mechanism for the use of third-party analysis tools with MG-RAST data. This RESTful API makes all data and data objects created by the MG-RAST pipeline accessible as JSON objects. As part of the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase project (KBase, http://kbase.us we have implemented a web services API for MG-RAST. This API complements the existing MG-RAST web interface and constitutes the basis of KBase's microbial community capabilities. In addition, the API exposes a comprehensive collection of data to programmers. This API, which uses a RESTful (Representational State Transfer implementation, is compatible with most programming environments and should be easy to use for end users and third parties. It provides comprehensive access to sequence data, quality control results, annotations, and many other data types. Where feasible, we have used standards to expose data and metadata. Code examples are provided in a number of languages both to show the versatility of the API and to provide a starting point for users. We present an API that exposes the data in MG-RAST for consumption by our users, greatly enhancing the utility of the MG-RAST service.

  3. Using DLL as Interface between API an VC#.NET Applications

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    Marian DARDALA

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a solution for using complex Win32API data structures and functions in Visual C# .NET applications. We built DLL (Dynamic Link Library to manage the API functions and data structures and we used DLL modules in a C# application. This is an easier working way compared with the traditional way of importing and managing API’s functions in C# programs.

  4. Hot-stage microscopy for determination of API particles in a formulated tablet.

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    Simek, Michal; Grünwaldová, Veronika; Kratochvíl, Bohumil

    2014-01-01

    Although methods exist to readily determine the particle size distribution (PSD) of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) before its formulation into a final product, the primary challenge is to develop a method to determine the PSD of APIs in a finished tablet. To address the limitations of existing PSD methods, we used hot-stage microscopy to observe tablet disintegration during temperature change and, thus, reveal the API particles in a tablet. Both mechanical and liquid disintegration were evaluated after we had identified optimum milling time for mechanical disintegration and optimum volume of water for liquid disintegration. In each case, hot-stage micrographs, taken before and after the API melting point, were compared with image analysis software to obtain the PSDs. Then, the PSDs of the APIs from the disintegrated tablets were compared with the PSDs of raw APIs. Good agreement was obtained, thereby confirming the robustness of our methodology. The availability of such a method equips pharmaceutical scientists with an in vitro assessment method that will more reliably determine the PSD of active substances in finished tablets.

  5. The Matchmaker Exchange API: automating patient matching through the exchange of structured phenotypic and genotypic profiles.

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    Buske, Orion J; Schiettecatte, François; Hutton, Benjamin; Dumitriu, Sergiu; Misyura, Andriy; Huang, Lijia; Hartley, Taila; Girdea, Marta; Sobreira, Nara; Mungall, Chris; Brudno, Michael

    2015-10-01

    Despite the increasing prevalence of clinical sequencing, the difficulty of identifying additional affected families is a key obstacle to solving many rare diseases. There may only be a handful of similar patients worldwide, and their data may be stored in diverse clinical and research databases. Computational methods are necessary to enable finding similar patients across the growing number of patient repositories and registries. We present the Matchmaker Exchange Application Programming Interface (MME API), a protocol and data format for exchanging phenotype and genotype profiles to enable matchmaking among patient databases, facilitate the identification of additional cohorts, and increase the rate with which rare diseases can be researched and diagnosed. We designed the API to be straightforward and flexible in order to simplify its adoption on a large number of data types and workflows. We also provide a public test data set, curated from the literature, to facilitate implementation of the API and development of new matching algorithms. The initial version of the API has been successfully implemented by three members of the Matchmaker Exchange and was immediately able to reproduce previously identified matches and generate several new leads currently being validated. The API is available at https://github.com/ga4gh/mme-apis.

  6. An analysis of multifractal characteristics of API time series in Nanjing, China

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    Shen, Chen-hua; Huang, Yi; Yan, Ya-ni

    2016-06-01

    This paper describes multifractal characteristics of daily air pollution index (API) records in Nanjing from 2001 to 2012. The entire daily API time series is first divided into 12 parts that serve as research objects, and the generalized Hurst exponent is calculated for each series. And then, the multifractal sources are analyzed and singularity spectra are shown. Next, based on a singularity spectrum, the multifractal-characteristics parameters (maximum exponent α0, spectrum width Δ α, and asymmetry Δ αas) are introduced. The results show that the fractality of daily API for each year is multifractal. The multifractal sources originate from both a broad probability density function and different long-range correlations with small and large fluctuations. The strength of the distribution multifractality is stronger than that of the correlation multifractality. The variation in the structure of API time series with increasing years is mainly related to long-range correlations. The structure of API time series in some years is richer. These findings can provide a scientific basis for further probing into the complexity of API.

  7. Simulação e análise dosimétrica de protonterapia e íons de carbono no tratamento do melanoma uveal

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    Marília Tavares Christóvão

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este artigo apresenta a avaliação dosimétrica da radioterapia por íons de carbono em comparação à protonterapia. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: As simulações computacionais foram elaboradas no código Geant4 (GEometry ANd Tracking. Um modelo de olho discretizado em voxels implementado no sistema Siscodes (sistema computacional para dosimetria em radioterapia foi empregado, em que perfis de dose em profundidade e curvas de isodose foram gerados e superpostos. Nas simulações com feixe de íons de carbono, distintos valores de energia do feixe foram adotados, enquanto nas simulações com feixe de prótons os dispositivos da linha de irradiação foram incluídos e diferentes espessuras do material absorvedor foram aplicadas. RESULTADOS: As saídas das simulações foram processadas e integradas ao Siscodes para gerar as distribuições espaciais de dose no modelo ocular, considerando alterações do posicionamento de entrada do feixe. Os percentuais de dose foram normalizados em função da dose máxima para um feixe em posição de entrada específica, energia da partícula incidente e número de íons de carbono e de prótons incidentes. CONCLUSÃO: Os benefícios descritos e os resultados apresentados contribuem para o desenvolvimento das aplicações clínicas e das pesquisas em radioterapia ocular por íons de carbono e prótons.

  8. Fluxos fluviais de carbono orgânico dissolvido para o complexo estuarino de Paranaguá, Paraná, Brasil

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    Libardoni, Bruno Guides

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    Resumo: O crescimento populacional desordenado e a degradacao excessiva dos recursos naturais, como os cursos d fagua, limitam a sustentabilidade dos sistemas naturais e dos humanos que deles dependem. Dentre os diversos constituintes particulados e dissolvidos, carreados por estes cursos d fagua, encontra-se o Carbono Organico Dissolvido (COD), cujo transporte e ciclo biogeoquimico podem ser transformados e modificados pelas atividades humanas. Este constituinte e de grande importancia nas i...

  9. Modelo para calculo estimación del carbono en Tipo Forestal Roble-Raulí-Coigüe en la Reserva Nacional Malleco: Chile

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    Norman Moreno Garcia

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es la selección de un modelo para estimación de carbono en Tipo Forestal Roble-Raulí y Coigüe. La recolección de datos se realizo en la Reserva Nacional Malleco. Cada sitio fue representado por un grupo de 5 parcelas (cuadradas, de lado 35m, superficie 1225m2, ubicadas en un transecto según la pendiente más fuerte. Fueron estimados los volúmenes de madera con y sin corteza de la totalidad de los individuos por medio de funciones para cada especie del tipo forestal en estudio. La cantidad de carbono almacenado a nivel de fuste de las parcelas fue estimada aplicando la función universal de carbono. En cada parcela se contabilizaron los árboles por clase diamétrico de DAP, siendo definidas las clases a partir del DAP mínimo de 3 cm y con una amplitud de 5 cm. Fueron ajustados los modelos de Spurr, Meyer, Stoate, Naslund y Schumacher-Hall. El modelo Schumacher-Hall presento el mejor ajuste de acuerdo a los indicadores estadísticos considerados, además de una mejor distribución de residuales.

  10. blend4php: a PHP API for galaxy.

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    Wytko, Connor; Soto, Brian; Ficklin, Stephen P

    2017-01-01

    Galaxy is a popular framework for execution of complex analytical pipelines typically for large data sets, and is a commonly used for (but not limited to) genomic, genetic and related biological analysis. It provides a web front-end and integrates with high performance computing resources. Here we report the development of the blend4php library that wraps Galaxy's RESTful API into a PHP-based library. PHP-based web applications can use blend4php to automate execution, monitoring and management of a remote Galaxy server, including its users, workflows, jobs and more. The blend4php library was specifically developed for the integration of Galaxy with Tripal, the open-source toolkit for the creation of online genomic and genetic web sites. However, it was designed as an independent library for use by any application, and is freely available under version 3 of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LPGL v3.0) at https://github.com/galaxyproject/blend4phpDatabase URL: https://github.com/galaxyproject/blend4php.

  11. When API Mass Spectrometry Meets Super Atmospheric Pressure Ion Sources.

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    Chen, Lee Chuin

    2015-01-01

    In a tutorial paper on the application of free-jet technique for API-MS, John Fenn mentioned that "…for a number of years and a number of reasons, it has been found advantageous in many situations to carry out the ionization process in gas at pressures up to 1000 Torr or more" (Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 200: 459-478, 2000). In fact, the first ESI mass spectrometer constructed by Yamashita and Fenn had a counter-flow curtain gas source at 1050 Torr (ca. 1.4 atm) to sweep away the neutral (J. Phys. Chem. 88: 4451-4459, 1984). For gaseous ionization using electrospray plume, theoretical analysis also shows that "super-atmospheric operation would be more preferable in space-charge-limited situations."(Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 300: 182-193, 2011). However, electrospray and the corona-based chemical ion source (APCI) in most commercial instrument are basically operated under an atmospheric pressure ambient, perhaps out of the concern of safety, convenience and simplicity in maintenance. Running the ion source at pressure much higher than 1 atm is not so common, but had been done by a number of groups as well as in our laboratory. A brief review on these ion sources will be given in this paper.

  12. Mating flights select for symmetry in honeybee drones (Apis mellifera).

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    Jaffé, Rodolfo; Moritz, Robin F A

    2010-03-01

    Males of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) fly to specific drone congregation areas (DCAs), which virgin queens visit in order to mate. From the thousands of drones that are reared in a single colony, only very few succeed in copulating with a queen, and therefore, a strong selection is expected to act on adult drones during their mating flights. In consequence, the gathering of drones at DCAs may serve as an indirect mate selection mechanism, assuring that queens only mate with those individuals having a better flight ability and a higher responsiveness to the queen's visual and chemical cues. Here, we tested this idea relying on wing fluctuating asymmetry (FA) as a measure of phenotypic quality. By recapturing marked drones at a natural DCA and comparing their size and FA with a control sample of drones collected at their maternal hives, we were able to detect any selection on wing size and wing FA occurring during the mating flights. Although we found no solid evidence for selection on wing size, wing FA was found to be significantly lower in the drones collected at the DCA than in those collected at the hives. Our results demonstrate the action of selection during drone mating flights for the first time, showing that developmental stability can influence the mating ability of honeybee drones. We therefore conclude that selection during honeybee drone mating flights may confer some fitness advantages to the queens.

  13. Energetic feedings influence beeswax production by Apis mellifera L. honeybees

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    Marcela Pedraza Carrillo

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The effect of different types of energy feeding (sugar syrup, inverted sugar and juice of sugar-cane on beeswax production and its economic feasibility are evaluated. Twenty beehives of Africanized Apis mellifera were selected, and five were used for each type of feeding. The treatments were T1 (sugar-cane juice, T2 (sugar syrup and T3 (inverted sugar. Feedings was provided by Boardman feeders and the amount was adjusted according to consumption. A layer of beeswax was manually set up into the honeybee nest and beeswax built area was measured weekly. Total reducing sugar, calorimetry, dry matter and ashes of all feedings were analyzed. Data were analyzed by analysis of variance with Tukey’s test to determine differences among averages. The average consumption of inverted sugar was significantly lower than that of other treatments. The highest beeswax production average occurred in the sugar syrup treatment. The highest average of ashes, dry matter and reducing sugar occurred, respectively, in sugar-cane juice, inverted sugar and sugar syrup. Sugar syrup may be an alternative energy source for beeswax production, although sugar-cane juice may be more profitable.

  14. Web API for biology with a workflow navigation system.

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    Kwon, Yeondae; Shigemoto, Yasumasa; Kuwana, Yoshikazu; Sugawara, Hideaki

    2009-07-01

    DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) provides Web-based systems for biological analysis, called Web APIs for biology (WABI). So far, we have developed over 20 SOAP services and several workflows that consist of a series of method invocations. In this article, we present newly developed services of WABI, that is, REST-based Web services, additional workflows and a workflow navigation system. Each Web service and workflow can be used as a complete service or a building block for programmers to construct more complex information processing systems. The workflow navigation system aims to help non-programming biologists perform analysis tasks by providing next applicable services on Web browsers according to the output of a previously selected service. With this function, users can apply multiple services consecutively only by following links without any programming or manual copy-and-paste operations on Web browsers. The listed services are determined automatically by the system referring to the dictionaries of service categories, the input/output types of services and HTML tags. WABI and the workflow navigation system are freely accessible at http://www.xml.nig.ac.jp/index.html and http://cyclamen.ddbj.nig.ac.jp/, respectively.

  15. The Influence of Niobium on SSC Resistance in API Steels

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    Malina, J.; Malina, M.; Novosel-Radovic, V. [Zagreb Univ., Faculty of Metallurgy (Croatia)

    2004-07-01

    Full text of publication follows: Oil country tubular goods are often exposed to aggressive sour environments in oil wells where H{sub 2}S promotes sulfide stress cracking, SSC. This is one of the most dangerous corrosion phenomena characterized by unpredictable and sudden cracking of steel constructions in service. SSC results in a variety of fracture features having a common relationship to the presence of hydrogen in metal and therefore it belongs to hydrogen embrittlement phenomena, HE. For the production of sulfide stress cracking resistant (SSC) tubing from steels included in Group 3 of API Specification 5CT, in this study two experimental Cr-Mo steels (without niobium and with niobium microalloyed) were tested. The influence of Nb precipitates in pipeline steels on the sensitivity to sulfide stress cracking was examined in laboratory experiments using three point bent beam tests. High mechanical properties were achieved through quenching and tempering procedures. Better corrosion resistance of Nb-containing steel is the consequence of microstructural parameters obtained through strengthening mechanism with microalloying element. Besides the usual mechanical, metallographic, SEM and TEM analyses, as complementary method the X-ray diffraction was used. It was revealed that tetragonality of crystal lattice, dislocation density and residual stresses are in good correlation with Sc-vales from corrosion tests. Nb precipitates (especially niobium carbides) have beneficial influence when producing the steels with low sensitivity to SSC. (authors)

  16. SIP APIs for Voice and Video Communications on the Web

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    Davids, Carol; Singh, Kundan; Sinnreich, Henry; Wimmreuter, Wilhelm

    2011-01-01

    Existing standard protocols for the web and Internet telephony fail to deliver real-time interactive communication from within a web browser. In particular, the client-server web protocol over reliable TCP is not always suitable for end-to-end low latency media path needed for interactive voice and video communication. To solve this, we compare the available platform options using the existing technologies such as modifying the web programming language and protocol, using an existing web browser plugin, and a separate host resident application that the web browser can talk to. We argue that using a separate application as an adaptor is a promising short term as well as long-term strategy for voice and video communications on the web. Our project aims at developing the open technology and sample implementations for web-based real-time voice and video communication applications. We describe the architecture of our project including (1) a RESTful web communication API over HTTP inspired by SIP message flows, (2)...

  17. Nosema Tolerant Honeybees (Apis mellifera) Escape Parasitic Manipulation of Apoptosis

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    Kurze, Christoph; Le Conte, Yves; Dussaubat, Claudia; Erler, Silvio; Kryger, Per; Lewkowski, Oleg; Müller, Thomas; Widder, Miriam; Moritz, Robin F. A.

    2015-01-01

    Apoptosis is not only pivotal for development, but also for pathogen defence in multicellular organisms. Although numerous intracellular pathogens are known to interfere with the host’s apoptotic machinery to overcome this defence, its importance for host-parasite coevolution has been neglected. We conducted three inoculation experiments to investigate in the apoptotic respond during infection with the intracellular gut pathogen Nosema ceranae, which is considered as potential global threat to the honeybee (Apis mellifera) and other bee pollinators, in sensitive and tolerant honeybees. To explore apoptotic processes in the gut epithelium, we visualised apoptotic cells using TUNEL assays and measured the relative expression levels of subset of candidate genes involved in the apoptotic machinery using qPCR. Our results suggest that N. ceranae reduces apoptosis in sensitive honeybees by enhancing inhibitor of apoptosis protein-(iap)-2 gene transcription. Interestingly, this seems not be the case in Nosema tolerant honeybees. We propose that these tolerant honeybees are able to escape the manipulation of apoptosis by N. ceranae, which may have evolved a mechanism to regulate an anti-apoptotic gene as key adaptation for improved host invasion. PMID:26445372

  18. Nosema Tolerant Honeybees (Apis mellifera Escape Parasitic Manipulation of Apoptosis.

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    Full Text Available Apoptosis is not only pivotal for development, but also for pathogen defence in multicellular organisms. Although numerous intracellular pathogens are known to interfere with the host's apoptotic machinery to overcome this defence, its importance for host-parasite coevolution has been neglected. We conducted three inoculation experiments to investigate in the apoptotic respond during infection with the intracellular gut pathogen Nosema ceranae, which is considered as potential global threat to the honeybee (Apis mellifera and other bee pollinators, in sensitive and tolerant honeybees. To explore apoptotic processes in the gut epithelium, we visualised apoptotic cells using TUNEL assays and measured the relative expression levels of subset of candidate genes involved in the apoptotic machinery using qPCR. Our results suggest that N. ceranae reduces apoptosis in sensitive honeybees by enhancing inhibitor of apoptosis protein-(iap-2 gene transcription. Interestingly, this seems not be the case in Nosema tolerant honeybees. We propose that these tolerant honeybees are able to escape the manipulation of apoptosis by N. ceranae, which may have evolved a mechanism to regulate an anti-apoptotic gene as key adaptation for improved host invasion.

  19. Cytosine modifications in the honey bee (Apis mellifera worker genome

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    Erik Magne Koscielniak Rasmussen

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Epigenetic changes enable genomes to respond to changes in the environment, such as altered nutrition, activity, or social setting. Epigenetic modifications, thereby, provides a source of phenotypic plasticity in many species. The honey bee (Apis mellifera uses nutritionally sensitive epigenetic control mechanisms in the development of the royal caste (queens and the workers. The workers are functionally sterile females that can take on a range of distinct physiological and/or behavioral phenotypes in response to environmental changes. Honey bees have a wide repertoire of epigenetic mechanisms which, as in mammals, includes cytosine methylation, hydroxymethylated cytosines, together with the enzymatic machinery responsible for these cytosine modifications. Current data suggests that honey bees provide an excellent system for studying the social repertoire of the epigenome. In this review, we elucidate what is known so far about the honey bee epigenome and its mechanisms. Our discussion includes what may distinguish honey bees from other model animals, how the epigenome can influence worker behavioral task separation, and how future studies can answer central questions about the role of the epigenome in social behavior.

  20. blend4php: a PHP API for galaxy

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    Wytko, Connor; Soto, Brian; Ficklin, Stephen P.

    2017-01-01

    Galaxy is a popular framework for execution of complex analytical pipelines typically for large data sets, and is a commonly used for (but not limited to) genomic, genetic and related biological analysis. It provides a web front-end and integrates with high performance computing resources. Here we report the development of the blend4php library that wraps Galaxy’s RESTful API into a PHP-based library. PHP-based web applications can use blend4php to automate execution, monitoring and management of a remote Galaxy server, including its users, workflows, jobs and more. The blend4php library was specifically developed for the integration of Galaxy with Tripal, the open-source toolkit for the creation of online genomic and genetic web sites. However, it was designed as an independent library for use by any application, and is freely available under version 3 of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LPGL v3.0) at https://github.com/galaxyproject/blend4php. Database URL: https://github.com/galaxyproject/blend4php PMID:28077564

  1. Activity of telomerase and telomeric length in Apis mellifera.

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    Korandová, Michala; Frydrychová, Radmila Čapková

    2016-06-01

    Telomerase is an enzyme that adds repeats of DNA sequences to the ends of chromosomes, thereby preventing their shortening. Telomerase activity is associated with proliferative status of cells, organismal development, and aging. We report an analysis of telomerase activity and telomere length in the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Telomerase activity was found to be regulated in a development and caste-specific manner. During the development of somatic tissues of larval drones and workers, telomerase activity declined to 10 % of its level in embryos and remained low during pupal and adult stages but was upregulated in testes of late pupae, where it reached 70 % of the embryo level. Upregulation of telomerase activity was observed in the ovaries of late pupal queens, reaching 160 % of the level in embryos. Compared to workers and drones, queens displayed higher levels of telomerase activity. In the third larval instar of queens, telomerase activity reached the embryo level, and an enormous increase was observed in adult brains of queens, showing a 70-fold increase compared to a brain of an adult worker. Southern hybridization of terminal TTAGG fragments revealed a high variability of telomeric length between different individuals, although the same pattern of hybridization signals was observed in different tissues of each individual.

  2. Mating flights select for symmetry in honeybee drones ( Apis mellifera)

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    Jaffé, Rodolfo; Moritz, Robin F. A.

    2010-03-01

    Males of the honeybee ( Apis mellifera) fly to specific drone congregation areas (DCAs), which virgin queens visit in order to mate. From the thousands of drones that are reared in a single colony, only very few succeed in copulating with a queen, and therefore, a strong selection is expected to act on adult drones during their mating flights. In consequence, the gathering of drones at DCAs may serve as an indirect mate selection mechanism, assuring that queens only mate with those individuals having a better flight ability and a higher responsiveness to the queen’s visual and chemical cues. Here, we tested this idea relying on wing fluctuating asymmetry (FA) as a measure of phenotypic quality. By recapturing marked drones at a natural DCA and comparing their size and FA with a control sample of drones collected at their maternal hives, we were able to detect any selection on wing size and wing FA occurring during the mating flights. Although we found no solid evidence for selection on wing size, wing FA was found to be significantly lower in the drones collected at the DCA than in those collected at the hives. Our results demonstrate the action of selection during drone mating flights for the first time, showing that developmental stability can influence the mating ability of honeybee drones. We therefore conclude that selection during honeybee drone mating flights may confer some fitness advantages to the queens.

  3. Comparative sucrose responsiveness in Apis mellifera and A. cerana foragers.

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    Yang, Wenchao; Kuang, Haiou; Wang, Shanshan; Wang, Jie; Liu, Wei; Wu, Zhenhong; Tian, Yuanyuan; Huang, Zachary Y; Miao, Xiaoqing

    2013-01-01

    In the European honey bee, Apis mellifera, pollen foragers have a higher sucrose responsiveness than nectar foragers when tested using a proboscis extension response (PER) assay. In addition, Africanized honey bees have a higher sucrose responsiveness than European honey bees. Based on the biology of the Eastern honey bee, A. cerana, we hypothesized that A. cerana should also have a higher responsiveness to sucrose than A. mellifera. To test this hypothesis, we compared the sucrose thresholds of pollen foragers and nectar foragers in both A. cerana and A. mellifera in Fujian Province, China. Pollen foragers were more responsive to sucrose than nectar foragers in both species, consistent with previous studies. However, contrary to our hypothesis, A. mellifera was more responsive than A. cerana. We also demonstrated that this higher sucrose responsiveness in A. mellifera was not due to differences in the colony environment by co-fostering two species of bees in the same mixed-species colonies. Because A. mellifera foragers were more responsive to sucrose, we predicted that their nectar foragers should bring in less concentrated nectar compared to that of A. cerana. However, we found no differences between the two species. We conclude that A. cerana shows a different pattern in sucrose responsiveness from that of Africanized bees. There may be other mechanisms that enable A. cerana to perform well in areas with sparse nectar resources.

  4. Western honeybee drones and workers (Apis mellifera ligustica) have different olfactory mechanisms than eastern honeybees (Apis cerana cerana).

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    Woltedji, Dereje; Song, Feifei; Zhang, Lan; Gala, Alemayehu; Han, Bin; Feng, Mao; Fang, Yu; Li, Jianke

    2012-09-07

    The honeybees Apis mellifera ligustica (Aml) and Apis cerana cerana (Acc) are two different western and eastern bee species that evolved in distinct ecologies and developed specific antennal olfactory systems for their survival. Knowledge of how their antennal olfactory systems function in regards to the success of each respective bee species is scarce. We compared the antennal morphology and proteome between respective sexually mature drones and foraging workers of both species using a scanning electron microscope, two-dimensional electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Despite the general similarities in antennal morphology of the drone and worker bees between the two species, a total of 106 and 100 proteins altered their expression in the drones' and the workers' antennae, respectively. This suggests that the differences in the olfactory function of each respective bee are supported by the change of their proteome. Of the 106 proteins that altered their expression in the drones, 72 (68%) and 34 (32%) were overexpressed in the drones of Aml and Acc, respectively. The antennae of the Aml drones were built up by the highly expressed proteins that were involved in carbohydrate metabolism and energy production, molecular transporters, antioxidation, and fatty acid metabolism in contrast to the Acc drones. This is believed to enhance the antennal olfactory functions of the Aml drones as compared to the Acc drones during their mating flight. Likewise, of the 100 proteins with expression changes between the worker bees of the two species, 67% were expressed in higher levels in the antennae of Aml worker contrasting to 33% in the Acc worker. The overall higher expressions of proteins related to carbohydrate metabolism and energy production, molecular transporters, and antioxidation in the Aml workers compared with the Acc workers indicate the Aml workers require more antennal proteins for their olfactory

  5. The construction of prokaryotic expression system for human Api6 fusion protein%人Api6融合蛋白原核表达系统的构建

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    方严; 练雪梅

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To further study the pathophysiological function of human Api6 fusion protein expression using a prokaryotic expression system. Methods: Api6 cDNA was inserted into ppSUMO vector to form recombinant plasmid pp-SUMO-Api6;recombinant plasmid ppSUMO-Api6 was trans-formed into prokaryotic expression host E.coli Rosetta;prokaryotic expression method was optimized to induce expression of recombi-nant protein Api6 in different conditions of E.coli density,temperature,IPTG concentration and induction time;recombinant protein Api6 was identified by Western blot. Results:The recombinant plasmid ppSUMO-Api6 was successfully constructed;the recombinant protein Api6 was successfully induced,and the expression of recombinant protein ppSUMO-Api6 from the prokaryotic expression system was optimized in the condition of OD600=0.5-0.8,16℃,0.5 mmol/L IPTG and 16 h induction.Conclusion:Recombinant plasmid ppSUMO-Api6 was converted into the prokaryotic expression host E.coli Rosetta to get the recombinant strain ppSUMO-Api6-Rosetta.Recombinant protein ppSUMO-Api6 was expressed using a prokaryotic expression system at the optimal expression conditions.%目的:本研究拟采用蛋白原核表达的方法,诱导表达人Api6(Apoptosis inhibitor 6)融合蛋白,为进一步研究Api6在凋亡抑制、脂质代谢和肿瘤发生中的作用奠定基础.方法:利用PCR技术扩增人Api6基因,将其克隆至原核表达载体ppSUMO,构建重组质粒ppSUMO-Api6;重组质粒转化原核表达宿主菌E.coli Rosetta感受态;采用蛋白原核表达的方法,不同诱导前菌液浓度,不同温度、不同异丙基硫化半乳糖苷(Isopropy 1-β-D-thiogalaotopyrano-side,IPTG)浓度、不同诱导时间,筛选诱导表达Api6重组蛋白的最优条件;Western blot鉴定其表达情况.结果:成功构建重组质粒ppSUMO-Api6;成功诱导Api6重组蛋白的原核表达,表达的最优条件为:OD600=0.5~0.8的重组菌,16℃、0.5 mmol/L IPTG诱导16 h.结论:含有人Api6 c

  6. Carbono orgánico en suelos agrícolas de México: investigación y políticas públicas

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    Helena Cotler

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El análisis de una extensa revisión bibliográfica sobre la investigación en conservación de carbono en suelos de México muestra que prácticas de agricultura de conservación y diversos sistemas de producción tradicionales pueden incrementar de manera considerable el carbono orgánico en suelos, lo que repercute en su resistencia ante el impacto de la lluvia, mejora la tasa de infiltración y la cantidad de agua disponible, incrementa el contenido de la biomasa microbiana, disminuye la erosión y mitiga la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero. La relevancia que adquiere la calidad de los suelos en la seguridad alimentaria y en los impactos ambientales, incluyendo el cambio climático, explica la importancia de su incorporación en las políticas públicas del país. Sin embargo, la revisión de instrumentos de política pública del presente sexenio (2013-2018 expone grandes vacíos y contradicciones que se presentan a través de ejemplos concretos de acciones. El escaso presupuesto destinado a la conservación de suelos (2.12% del presupuesto total de SAGARPA en 2014 aplicado mayormente (más de 80% a infraestructura hidráulica señala por un lado, la ausencia del reconocimiento del suelo como medio para infiltrar y retener agua; y por el otro, la incipiente incorporación de los estudios sobre carbono en suelos en los instrumentos de política pública correspondientes. Se identifican varios aspectos necesarios para mejorar la transversalidad en torno a la conservación de carbono en suelos: (i generar políticas públicas que reconozcan las funciones y los servicios ecosistémicos que proveen los suelos, (ii fortalecer la institucionalidad acerca del tema de suelos, (iii incentivar los programas de conservación de suelos in situ, que incorporen carbono a través de la promoción de agroecosistemas adaptados a las diversas condiciones territoriales.

  7. Comparison of API 20E and invA PCR for identification of Salmonella enterica isolates from swine production units.

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    Nucera, Daniele M; Maddox, Carol W; Hoien-Dalen, Patricia; Weigel, Ronald M

    2006-09-01

    API 20E and invA PCR were evaluated for the identification of Salmonella enterica isolates from swine farms. API 20E had the highest agreement with other tests at the 99.9% likelihood level. Both tests had 100% sensitivity and 96% specificity compared to 16S rRNA sequencing. Compared to serotyping, both tests had 96% sensitivity; specificity was 86% for API 20E and 79% for invA PCR.

  8. Mutational epitope analysis and cross-reactivity of two isoforms of Api g 1, the major celery allergen.

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    Wangorsch, Andrea; Ballmer-Weber, Barbara K; Rösch, Paul; Holzhauser, Thomas; Vieths, Stefan

    2007-04-01

    For better understanding the cross-reactivity between the major birch pollen and celery allergens, Bet v 1 and Api g 1, respectively, putative epitope areas and structurally important positions for IgE-binding of the isoforms Api g 1.01 and Api g 1.02 were point mutated. The IgE binding capacities were measured in ELISA, the IgE cross-reactivity between the isoforms, mutants and Bet v 1 investigated by ELISA-inhibition experiments with serum pools from patients with confirmed celery allergy (DBPCFC). Api g 1.01 displayed a clearly higher frequency and capacity of IgE binding than Api g 1.02. In Api g 1.01, substitution of lysine against glutamic acid at amino acid position 44, a key residue of the Bet v 1 "P-loop", increased the IgE-binding properties. Structural instability due to proline insertion at position 111/112 resulted in loss of IgE binding of Api g 1.01, but not of Api g 1.02. Between Api g 1.01 and Api g 1.02 only partial cross-reactivity was seen. The data suggest that the IgE epitopes of the two isoforms are distinct and that in contrast to Api g 1.01, the "P-loop" region plays an important role for IgE binding of celery allergic subjects to Api g 1.02. Understanding and investigation of the molecular mechanisms in celery allergy is an important step to generate hypoallergenic proteins for safe and efficacious immunotherapy of food allergy.

  9. Software Defined GPS API: Development and Implementation of GPS Correlator Architectures Using MATLAB with Focus on SDR Implementations

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    NO. 0704-0188 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) - UU UU UU UU Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Software Defined GPS API : Development...and Implementation of GPS Correlator Architectures Using MATLAB with Focus on SDR Implementations The Software Defined GPS API was created with the...ABOVE ADDRESS. Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico 377 Ponce de Leon Ave. Hato Rey, PR 00918 -0000 ABSTRACT Software Defined GPS API : Development and

  10. Windows API funkcijų sekų perėmimo bibliotekų tyrimas Windows API Hooking Libraries Research

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    2011-08-01

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    Nagrinėjamos bibliotekos, skirtos Windows API funkcijų sekų perėmimui. Sekų perėmimas gali būti panaudojamas įvairiose srityse: siekiant išsiaiškinti operacinės sistemos veikimo principus, norint atlikti programos derinimą arba pridėti papildomą funkcionalumą prie jau esamo. Straipsnyje apžvelgiamos Windows API ir pateikiamos trečiųjų šalių priemonės funkcijų sekoms  perimti. Aptariamos jų teikiamos galimybės, panaudojimo specifika. Taip pat atlikti testai, siekiant išsiaiškinti, kuri biblioteka su užduotimis susitvarko greičiausiai. Tyrimui pasirinkti du nemokami gaminiai: Microsoft Detours ir EasyHook bibliotekos.

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    The paper describes methods how to apply Windows API hooking with third party libraries and solutions. In this research were used Windows API function SetWindowsHookEx, Detours and EasyHook libraries. Libraries methods, features and advantages were discussed in this paper. The practical part contains libraries tests. In analysis we tested target program start with hooking library and injected function call.

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  11. Generación de inclusiones no metálicas y su efecto sobre el bloqueo de boquillas de colada continua en aceros ultra bajo carbono estabilizados con titanio

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    Vega-Becerra, O.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available This work presents a thermodynamic and experimental analysis of the phases that precipitate in the non metallic inclusions depending on the contents of aluminium (Al, titanium (Ti and oxygen (O in the steel, and their influence on the nozzle clogging. For the thermodynamic analysis, the program FACT WIN (Facility For The Analysis of Chemical Thermodynamics subroutine Equilib. was used. The experimental tests were carried out in an TAMMANN furnace, in an argon atmosphere. The control of the content of dissolved oxygen was carried out by means of sensors of solid electrolyte bases zirconia. The characterization of the inclusions was carried out with SEM, EDS and by means of the technique of fractional reduction with carbon. A good agreement was observed between the thermodynamic predictions and the experimental results.

    En este trabajo se presenta un análisis termodinámico y experimental de las fases que precipitan en inclusiones no metálicas en función de los contenidos de aluminio (Al, titanio (Ti y oxígeno (O en el acero y su influencia sobre el bloqueo de boquillas de colada continua. Para el análisis termodinámico se utilizó el programa FACT-WIN (Facility For The Analysis of Chemical Thermodynamics subrutina Equilib. Las pruebas experimentales se realizaron en un horno TAMMANN, en atmósfera de argón. El control del contenido de oxígeno disuelto se llevó a cabo mediante sensores de electrólito sólido base zirconia. La caracterización de las inclusiones se realizó por SEM, EDS y mediante la técnica de reducción fraccionada con carbono. Se observó una buena concordancia entre las predicciones termodinámicas y los resultados experimentales.

  12. Development of API 5 CT grade P110 steel casing; Desenvolvimento de tubos casing API 5 CT grau P110

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    Kojima, Sergio Seijo; Roza, Juliana Espinossi

    2003-07-01

    This paper has as objective to discuss the results gotten in experiences carried through in industrial scale for the development of pipes class API 5CT P110 (1), with 244 mm of diameter and 12 mm of thickness. The pipes were welded longitudinally by process ERW (electric resistance welding) and submitted to quenching and tempering heat treatments. A C-Mn-Cr alloy with adequate quenching ability was used for the attainment of a martensite microstructure after quenching. The pipes at a temperature of 880 deg C were quenched in water and subsequently tempered at 515 deg C. The integrity of the weld region was evaluated through non destructive tests and flattening tests, Charpy impact tests and fracture toughness tests (CTOD). The pipes achieved the tension properties stipulated in the standard (yield strength bigger limit of 758 Mpa), and also the energy in the Charpy impact test (transversal), considering that the energy value obtained was 55 J (at 0 deg C) for base metal and 44 J in the weld metal. (author)

  13. [Melissopalynology and trophic niche of Apis cerana ceraca and Apis mellifera ligustica in Yunnan Province of Southwest China].

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    Liu, Yu-Jia; Zhao, Tian-Rui; Zhao, Feng-Yun

    2013-01-01

    In 2010 and 2011, the honey samples of Apis cerana cerana and A. mellifera ligustica were collected from Kunming and Mengzi of Yunnan Province, respectively, aimed to analyze the melissopalynology and tropic niche of the two bee species. The absolute pollen concentration of the honey of A. cerana cerana was 1.55 x 10(4) ind x g(-1), being significantly higher than that (1.01 x 10(4) ind x g(-1)) of A. mellifera ligustica, and the number of nectar plant species collected by A. cerana cerana was 12.9, also significantly higher than that (7.7) collected by A. mellifera ligustica, indicating that A. cerana cerana could utilize more nectar plants, while A. mellifera ligustica had stronger selectivity to the nectar plants. The trophic niche breadth of A. cerana cerana was 0.35, which was significantly higher than that (0.23) of A. mellifera ligustica. The trophic niche overlap index between the two bee species was 0.71, and the interspecific competition index was 0.93, suggesting that the food competition between A. cerana cerana and A. mellifera ligustica was fierce.

  14. 一种基于新型图模型的 API 推荐系统%APISynth:A New Graph-Based API Recommender System

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    吕晨; 姜伟; 虎嵩林

    2015-01-01

    对象实例化是软件工程类库复用中一个常见、复杂的问题.即根据已知源类型的对象,用户需要编写代码对目标类型进行实例化.研究人员提出了若干种 API 自动推荐系统辅助用户解决上述问题.然而这些系统不能同时兼顾准确率和查全率,因此在一定程度上影响了系统的实用性.该文提出了一种兼顾准确率和查全率,基于新型图模型的 API 推荐系统———APISynth.在查全率方面,APISynth 使用一个新颖的全局图模型来表达类库中所有的API 依赖关系和 API 历史使用信息.利用新的全局图模型具有的特殊 Tag 元素和可达性质以避免错误的 API 调用.在准确率方面,APISynth 首先将对象实例化问题建模为 Top-K 子图查询问题,然后设计一种新的支持 DAG 形式解的图搜索算法,避免了传统的最短路径图搜索算法导致的查不准问题.实验结果表明,与现有多种方法相比, APISynth 在准确率和查全率两方面均获得了较大提升.%How to perform object instantiation is a common and complex problem in reusing an existing library.In this problem,given the object of source type,users need to write code to instantiate the destination type.Recently,researchers have proposed a variety of related API automatic recommender systems to fulfill this problem.These systems can assist users to solve the above issue in some degree.However,it is very difficult for such systems to achieve both good recall and precision,which affects the usability.This paper presents APISynth,a new graph-based API recommender system.In order to improve the recall,APISynth utilizes a new global graph model to give a better representation for the API dependencies in the relevant class library,and to include API historical usage information in.A special tag element is added to the new graph together with a new reach ability property to avoid false invocation of APIs

  15. Linfadenocromatografia perigástrica com carbono ativado (CH40: estudo experimental Perigastric lymphadenochromatography with activated carbon (CH40: experimental study

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    Minao Okawa

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Procedimento cirúrgico bem instituído e planejado constitui ainda a única terapêutica efetiva para o câncer gástrico. Entretanto, os resultados de cura não têm melhorado significativamente nas últimas décadas, principalmente no ocidente. O principal benefício de introdução endoscópica de corantes na submucosa gástrica está na facilitação de linfadenectomias regradas, podendo facilitar a localização acurada dos linfonodos. Além disso, a linfadenocromatografia possibilita futuras pesquisas para a detecção do linfonodo sentinela e sua aplicabilidade racional e seletiva na indicação precisa da linfadenectomia, principalmente dos grupos de linfonodos de ressecção mais trabalhosa e com maiores possibilidades de complicações. A linfadenocromatografia com carbono ativado (CH40 foi analisada neste estudo experimental (fase 1. OBJETIVOS: Testar a efetividade e inocuidade da linfadenocromatografia com CH40, em três espécies animais diferentes. MÉTODOS: Como preconizado pela Associação Brasileira de Pesquisas Clínicas (Resoluções nº 196/96 e 251/97, CNS/MS, foram utilizados três espécies diferentes de animais: 3 cães, 10 coelhos e 20 ratos. Em todos os cães, a introdução de CH40 na camada submucosa de estômago foi realizada através da endoscopia gástrica e utilizando, cateter de polietileno agulhado, usualmente empregado na esclerose de varizes esofageanas. O período de observação variou de 43 a 125 dias, quando o procedimento cirúrgico foi realizado. Em todos os coelhos e ratos a introdução de CH40 foi realizada através de agulha hipodérmica e seringa insulínica, na região subcutânea inguinal. O período de observação foi de 102 a 105 dias e 110 a 122 dias, respectivamente. RESULTADOS: Nos períodos de observação, desde a injeção até a eutanásia, não se detectou em nenhum animal efeito colateral ou óbito. Nos cães, linfonodos perigástricos foram corados pelo CH40. Em todos os

  16. Transcriptome analysis of the Asian honey bee Apis cerana cerana.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The Eastern hive honey bee, Apis cerana cerana is a native and widely bred honey bee species in China. Molecular biology research about this honey bee species is scarce, and genomic information for A. c. cerana is not currently available. Transcriptome and expression profiling data for this species are therefore important resources needed to better understand the biological mechanisms of A. c. cerana. In this study, we obtained the transcriptome information of A. c. cerana by RNA-sequencing and compared gene expression differences between queens and workers of A. c. cerana by digital gene expression (DGE analysis. RESULTS: Using high-throughput Illumina RNA sequencing we obtained 51,581,510 clean reads corresponding to 4.64 Gb total nucleotides from a single run. These reads were assembled into 46,999 unigenes with a mean length of 676 bp. Based on a sequence similarity search against the five public databases (NR, Swissport, GO, COG, KEGG with a cut-off E-value of 10(-5 using BLASTX, a total of 24,630 unigenes were annotated with gene descriptions, gene ontology terms, or metabolic pathways. Using these transcriptome data as references we analyzed the gene expression differences between the queens and workers of A. c. cerana using a tag-based digital gene expression method. We obtained 5.96 and 5.66 million clean tags from the queen and worker samples, respectively. A total of 414 genes were differentially expressed between them, with 189 up-regulated and 225 down-regulated in queens. CONCLUSIONS: Our transcriptome data provide a comprehensive sequence resource for future A. c. cerana study, establishing an important public information platform for functional genomic studies in A. c. cerana. Furthermore, the DGE data provide comprehensive gene expression information for the queens and workers, which will facilitate our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of the different physiological aspects of the two castes.

  17. Social waves in giant honeybees (Apis dorsata) elicit nest vibrations.

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    Kastberger, Gerald; Weihmann, Frank; Hoetzl, Thomas

    2013-07-01

    Giant honeybees (Apis dorsata) nest in the open and have developed a wide array of strategies for colony defence, including the Mexican wave-like shimmering behaviour. In this collective response, the colony members perform upward flipping of their abdomens in coordinated cascades across the nest surface. The time-space properties of these emergent waves are response patterns which have become of adaptive significance for repelling enemies in the visual domain. We report for the first time that the mechanical impulse patterns provoked by these social waves and measured by laser Doppler vibrometry generate vibrations at the central comb of the nest at the basic (='natural') frequency of 2.156 ± 0.042 Hz which is more than double the average repetition rate of the driving shimmering waves. Analysis of the Fourier spectra of the comb vibrations under quiescence and arousal conditions provoked by mass flight activity and shimmering waves gives rise to the proposal of two possible models for the compound physical system of the bee nest: According to the elastic oscillatory plate model, the comb vibrations deliver supra-threshold cues preferentially to those colony members positioned close to the comb. The mechanical pendulum model predicts that the comb vibrations are sensed by the members of the bee curtain in general, enabling mechanoreceptive signalling across the nest, also through the comb itself. The findings show that weak and stochastic forces, such as general quiescence or diffuse mass flight activity, cause a harmonic frequency spectrum of the comb, driving the comb as an elastic plate. However, shimmering waves provide sufficiently strong forces to move the nest as a mechanical pendulum. This vibratory behaviour may support the colony-intrinsic information hypothesis herein that the mechanical vibrations of the comb provoked by shimmering do have the potential to facilitate immediate communication of the momentary defensive state of the honeybee nest to

  18. Viruses associated with ovarian degeneration in Apis mellifera L. queens.

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    Laurent Gauthier

    Full Text Available Queen fecundity is a critical issue for the health of honeybee (Apis mellifera L. colonies, as she is the only reproductive female in the colony and responsible for the constant renewal of the worker bee population. Any factor affecting the queen's fecundity will stagnate colony development, increasing its susceptibility to opportunistic pathogens. We discovered a pathology affecting the ovaries, characterized by a yellow discoloration concentrated in the apex of the ovaries resulting from degenerative lesions in the follicles. In extreme cases, marked by intense discoloration, the majority of the ovarioles were affected and these cases were universally associated with egg-laying deficiencies in the queens. Microscopic examination of the degenerated follicles showed extensive paracrystal lattices of 30 nm icosahedral viral particles. A cDNA library from degenerated ovaries contained a high frequency of deformed wing virus (DWV and Varroa destructor virus 1 (VDV-1 sequences, two common and closely related honeybee Iflaviruses. These could also be identified by in situ hybridization in various parts of the ovary. A large-scale survey for 10 distinct honeybee viruses showed that DWV and VDV-1 were by far the most prevalent honeybee viruses in queen populations, with distinctly higher prevalence in mated queens (100% and 67%, respectively for DWV and VDV-1 than in virgin queens (37% and 0%, respectively. Since very high viral titres could be recorded in the ovaries and abdomens of both functional and deficient queens, no significant correlation could be made between viral titre and ovarian degeneration or egg-laying deficiency among the wider population of queens. Although our data suggest that DWV and VDV-1 have a role in extreme cases of ovarian degeneration, infection of the ovaries by these viruses does not necessarily result in ovarian degeneration, even at high titres, and additional factors are likely to be involved in this pathology.

  19. Detection of Illicit Drugs by Trained Honeybees (Apis mellifera.

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    Full Text Available Illegal drugs exacerbate global social challenges such as substance addiction, mental health issues and violent crime. Police and customs officials often rely on specially-trained sniffer dogs, which act as sensitive biological detectors to find concealed illegal drugs. However, the dog "alert" is no longer sufficient evidence to allow a search without a warrant or additional probable cause because cannabis has been legalized in two US states and is decriminalized in many others. Retraining dogs to recognize a narrower spectrum of drugs is difficult and training new dogs is time consuming, yet there are no analytical devices with the portability and sensitivity necessary to detect substance-specific chemical signatures. This means there is currently no substitute for sniffer dogs. Here we describe an insect screening procedure showing that the western honeybee (Apis mellifera can sense volatiles associated with pure samples of heroin and cocaine. We developed a portable electroantennographic device for the on-site measurement of volatile perception by these insects, and found a positive correlation between honeybee antennal responses and the concentration of specific drugs in test samples. Furthermore, we tested the ability of honeybees to learn the scent of heroin and trained them to show a reliable behavioral response in the presence of a highly-diluted scent of pure heroin. Trained honeybees could therefore be used to complement or replace the role of sniffer dogs as part of an automated drug detection system. Insects are highly sensitive to volatile compounds and provide an untapped resource for the development of biosensors. Automated conditioning as presented in this study could be developed as a platform for the practical detection of illicit drugs using insect-based sensors.

  20. Acaricide, fungicide and drug interactions in honey bees (Apis mellifera.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Chemical analysis shows that honey bees (Apis mellifera and hive products contain many pesticides derived from various sources. The most abundant pesticides are acaricides applied by beekeepers to control Varroa destructor. Beekeepers also apply antimicrobial drugs to control bacterial and microsporidial diseases. Fungicides may enter the hive when applied to nearby flowering crops. Acaricides, antimicrobial drugs and fungicides are not highly toxic to bees alone, but in combination there is potential for heightened toxicity due to interactive effects. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Laboratory bioassays based on mortality rates in adult worker bees demonstrated interactive effects among acaricides, as well as between acaricides and antimicrobial drugs and between acaricides and fungicides. Toxicity of the acaricide tau-fluvalinate increased in combination with other acaricides and most other compounds tested (15 of 17 while amitraz toxicity was mostly unchanged (1 of 15. The sterol biosynthesis inhibiting (SBI fungicide prochloraz elevated the toxicity of the acaricides tau-fluvalinate, coumaphos and fenpyroximate, likely through inhibition of detoxicative cytochrome P450 monooxygenase activity. Four other SBI fungicides increased the toxicity of tau-fluvalinate in a dose-dependent manner, although possible evidence of P450 induction was observed at the lowest fungicide doses. Non-transitive interactions between some acaricides were observed. Sublethal amitraz pre-treatment increased the toxicity of the three P450-detoxified acaricides, but amitraz toxicity was not changed by sublethal treatment with the same three acaricides. A two-fold change in the toxicity of tau-fluvalinate was observed between years, suggesting a possible change in the genetic composition of the bees tested. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Interactions with acaricides in honey bees are similar to drug interactions in other animals in that P450-mediated detoxication

  1. Neutralization of Apis mellifera bee venom activities by suramin.

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    El-Kik, Camila Z; Fernandes, Fabrício F A; Tomaz, Marcelo Amorim; Gaban, Glauco A; Fonseca, Tatiane F; Calil-Elias, Sabrina; Oliveira, Suellen D S; Silva, Claudia L M; Martinez, Ana Maria Blanco; Melo, Paulo A

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    In this work we evaluated the ability of suramin, a polysulfonated naphthylurea derivative, to antagonize the cytotoxic and enzymatic effects of the crude venom of Apis mellifera. Suramin was efficient to decrease the lethality in a dose-dependent way. The hemoconcentration caused by lethal dose injection of bee venom was abolished by suramin (30 μg/g). The edematogenic activity of the venom (0.3 μg/g) was antagonized by suramin (10 μg/g) in all treatment protocols. The changes in the vascular permeability caused by A. mellifera (1 μg/g) venom were inhibited by suramin (30 μg/g) in the pre- and posttreatment as well as when the venom was preincubated with suramin. In addition, suramin also inhibited cultured endothelial cell lesion, as well as in vitro myotoxicity, evaluated in mouse extensor digitorum longus muscle, which was inhibited by suramin (10 and 25 μM), decreasing the rate of CK release, showing that suramin protected the sarcolemma against damage induced by components of bee venom (2.5 μg/mL). Moreover, suramin inhibited the in vivo myotoxicity induced by i.m. injection of A. mellifera venom in mice (0.5 μg/g). The analysis of the area under the plasma CK vs. time curve showed that preincubation, pre- and posttreatment with suramin (30 μg/g) inhibited bee venom myotoxic activity in mice by about 89%, 45% and 40%, respectively. Suramin markedly inhibited the PLA2 activity in a concentration-dependent way (1-30 μM). Being suramin a polyanion molecule, the effects observed may be due to the interaction of its charges with the polycation components present in A. mellifera bee venom.

  2. DINÂMICA DOS ATRIBUTOS FÍSICO-QUÍMICOS E VARIAÇÃO SAZONAL DOS ESTOQUES DE CARBONO NO SOLO EM DIFERENTES FITOFISIONOMIAS DO PANTANAL NORTE MATO-GROSSENSE

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    Juliana Milesi Mello

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    Full Text Available O bioma Pantanal pode ser considerado um ambiente de hipersazonalidade, onde há um período de inundação pronunciada seguido por extenso período seco com temperaturas muito elevadas. A diversidade de suas fitofisionomias ocasiona aportes de carbono para o solo em quantidade e qualidade distintas. Com esse foco, este trabalho teve por objetivo verificar o efeito do ciclo hidrológico do Pantanal (enchente, cheia, vazante e estiagem sobre a dinâmica do estoque carbono orgânico do solo nas fitofisionomias de Cambarazal, de Floresta Ripária, de Cordilheira e de Espinheiral. Verificou-se que as fitofisionomias puderam ser separadas pela análise de componentes principais (ACP em três grupos distintos, caracterizados pela reserva de nutrientes e pela acidez do solo. O estoque de carbono do solo está condicionado por fatores sazonais e igualmente dependentes da fitofisionomia local que ocorreram nas fitofisionomias que apresentaram maior nível de fertilidade natural, ou seja, respectivamente o Cambarazal e o Espinheiral. O maior teor de carbono foi observado no período de enchente, na maioria das fitofisionomias, e o menor estoque de carbono aconteceu no período de vazante (2008, após o período de anaerobiose em razão da enchente e antes que o período seco passasse a ser determinante.

  3. ESTUDIO DE LA RESISTENCIA MECÁNICA DE MATERIALES COMPUESTOS POLIMÉRICOS REFORZADOS CON FIBRAS DE CARBONO

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    Enrique Rocha-Rangel

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    Full Text Available Materiales compuestos hechos de una resina epóxica reforzada con diferentes contenidos de fibra de carbono, fueron preparados por dos técnicas de laminación diferentes. Se aplicó 1 Kg/cm2 de presión en los laminados, mientras, que otros laminados se sometieron a un vacío de 1 atm. De los resultados se tiene que las resistencias a la flexión y tensión de los compósitos son mejoradas con el aumento en el contenido de fibra en los mismos. Los compósitos resultantes presentan un mejor comportamiento mecánico bajo esfuerzos de tensión que cuando lo hacen bajo esfuerzos de flexión, debido a que en flexión las fibras se rompen eventualmente, provocando que el material falle a bajos valores de esfuerzo. Cuando los materiales compuestos son sometidos a tensión, las fibras trasmiten los esfuerzos entre ellas y el material falla hasta que se acumula la energía necesaria para romper todas las fibras de una sola vez.

  4. EXTRACCIÓN DE PLAGUICIDAS EN SUELO EMPLEANDO DIÓXIDO DE CARBONO SUPERCRÍTICO-COSOLVENTES

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    Jose Forero

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    Full Text Available En este estudio se evaluó la eficiencia de tres solventes orgánicos (acetato de etilo, metanol y acetona empleados como cosolventes en la extracción con fluidos supercríticos (EFS de una mezcla de plaguicidas con diferentes características fisicoquímicas. Los análisis se realizaron por medio de cromatografía de gases con detección simultánea por microcaptura electrónica (_ECD y nitrógeno-fósforo (NPD acoplados en paralelo. Se hicieron extracciones a muestras de suelo fortificadas con los plaguicidas empleando dióxido de carbono supercrítico (CO2SC como fase extractante a 35 ºC y 14 MPa adicionando 10 mL de cada cosolvente. Se encontró que el metanol ofrece la mayor eficiencia en el proceso de extracción obteniendo valores de recuperación entre 51,24 y 123,50%.

  5. An Effective Method for Protecting Native API Hook Attacks in User-mode

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    K. Muthumanickam

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    Full Text Available Today, many modern malware developers is taking the advantage of Application Programming Interface (API hook technique to take the control of the victim computer which making it difficult to detect their presence. Because of the sophistication of rootkit tools, a remote attacker can use native API to compromise any computer which can later be used for many illegal activities such as sniffing network lines, capturing passwords, sending spam and DDoS attack, etc. Thus to protect end-system by identifying and preventing native API malicious code hooking is a challenging problem to the defenders. Today, many different malware-analysis tools incur specific features against malwares but manual and error-prone. In this study, we proposed a behavior-based monitoring detection system to effectively deal native API hooks in user-mode. Unlike other malware identification techniques, our approach involved dynamically analyzing the behavior of native API call hooking malwares. Comparing our experimental evaluation results with existing tools show better performance with no false positive.

  6. Produtos naturais no comportamento defensivo de Apis mellifera L. = Natural products in the defensive behaviour of Apis mellifera L.

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    Renata Leonardo Lomele

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos do estudo foram investigar a influência de produtos naturais como capim-limão (Cymbopogon citratus, folhas de abacateiro (Persea americana, casca de café (Coffea arabica e sementes de mamona (Ricinus communis na defensividade de Apis mellifera, e avaliar o efeito destes produtos no desenvolvimento populacional da colmeia. O comportamento defensivo foi avaliado por meio do tempo da primeira ferroada (TPF, número de ferrões (NFB e, o desenvolvimento populacional, pela área de cria aberta e fechada. Observou-se que o tratamento fumaça + sete sementes de mamona apresentou aumento significativo no TPF, em relação ao tratamento sem e com fumaça de maravalha. Com relação ao NFB, verificou-se que os tratamentos fumaça de maravalha + sete sementes de mamona e fumaça de maravalha + 20% de folhas de café foram diferentes do tratamento sem e com fumaça. Os demais tratamentos não diferiram significativamente em relação ao uso da fumaça ou sua ausência. A casca de café e a semente de mamona nãointerferiram no desenvolvimento populacional, sugerindo que estes compostos não foram tóxicos. Pode-se concluir que o uso de sementes de mamona e casca de café na fumaça pode representar importante ferramenta para a redução da defensividade, sem promover toxicidade para A. mellifera.The goal was to investigate the influence of natural products such as lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus, dried avocado leaves (Persea americana, coffee husk (Coffea arabica and castor bean (Ricinus communis in the defense of Apis mellifera, as well the effect of these products on the population development of the beehive. Defensive behavior was evaluated by time of first sting (TFS and number of stingers (NS, and population development, by open brood area and operculated brood. It was observed that the treatment with smoke + seven castor beans presented significant increase in the TFS, for treatment without and with smoke. Regarding NS, it was verified

  7. [New Approach to the Mitotype Classification in Black Honeybee Apis mellifera mellifera and Iberian Honeybee Apis mellifera iberiensis].

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    Ilyasov, R A; Poskryakov, A V; Petukhov, A V; Nikolenko, A G

    2016-03-01

    The black honeybee Apis mellifera mellifera L. is today the only subspecies of honeybee which is suitable for commercial breeding in the climatic conditions of Northern Europe with long cold winters. The main problem of the black honeybee in Russia and European countries is the preservation of the indigenous gene pool purity, which is lost as a result of hybridization with subspecies, A. m. caucasica, A. m. carnica, A. m. carpatica, and A. m. armeniaca, introduced from southern regions. Genetic identification of the subspecies will reduce the extent of hybridization and provide the gene pool conservation of the black honeybee. Modern classification of the honeybee mitotypes is mainly based on the combined use ofthe DraI restriction endonuclease recognition site polymorphism and sequence polymorphism of the mtDNA COI-COII region. We performed a comparative analysis of the mtDNA COI-COII region sequence polymorphism in the honeybees ofthe evolutionary lineage M from Ural and West European populations of black honeybee A. m. mellifera and Spanish bee A. m. iberiensis. A new approach to the classification of the honeybee M mitotypes was suggested. Using this approach and on the basis of the seven most informative SNPs of the mtDNA COI-COII region, eight honeybee mitotype groups were identified. In addition, it is suggested that this approach will simplify the previously proposed complicated mitotype classification and will make it possible to assess the level of the mitotype diversity and to identify the mitotypes that are the most valuable for the honeybee breeding and rearing.

  8. API SPEC 5L会标认证审核企业需做的主要准备工作%The Main Preparatory Work for Enterprise API SPEC 5L Monogram Certification

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    2009-01-01

    随着TSG Z0004标准实施和API SPEC 5L以及API SPEC Q1标准的换版,当前申请API SPEC 5L会标使用许可证的企业应及时做好各项准备工作,接受审核组的审核.审核前需做的准备工作主要包括:①及时与审核员充分沟通;②各种审核文件的整理和完善;③维护和保养生产现场设备,完善各岗位现场作业指导文件,确保现场各种记录完整清楚.%Along TSG Z0004 standard implement and renewal edition of API SPEC 5L and API SPEC Q1,enterprises should make all preparations for applying API SPEC 5L monogram use permit right to receive auditor check.The main preparatory work include:①to completely communicate with auditor in time;②to file and improve all kinds of documents which will be checked;③to maintain equipments in production site,improve each job-site guidance document,and insure all kinds of records integrity and clarity. Key words:certification audit;API SPEC 5L;API SPEC Q1;monogram use permit

  9. Bonos de carbono: financiarización del medioambiente en México

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    Vania López-Toache; Jorge Romero-Amado; Guadalupe Toache-Berttolini; Silberio García-Sánchez

    2016-01-01

    El trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar las medidas de mitigación para la emisión de gases efecto invernadero ( GEI ) al medioambiente –bonos de carbono– establecidos en el Protocolo de Kyoto. Estos parten del estudio del Teorema de Coase, el cual plantea que el mercado asignará de manera adecuada los derechos de propiedad de las externalidades provocadas por los distintos agentes económicos. Por los resultados se puede afirmar que los bonos de car...

  10. A Comparison of Article Search APIs via Blinded Experiment and Developer Review

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study looks at perceived user preference between products that can provide a scholarly article search service via an application programming interface (API. The study set up a blinded review and asked users at Johns Hopkins to select the service that provided the most useful results. Few statistically significant preferences were detected, and some interpretation is provided of what the results might tell us. The specific products evaluated for this study are: Serials Solutions Summon, Ex Libris Primo, EBSCO EDS, EBSCOHost ‘traditional’ API, and Elsevier Scopus. Re-usable open source tools for implementing article search were created to support the study and future development, and a developer review of the APIs is included based on the developer's experience in this implementation.

  11. Studi Eksperimen Distribusi Temperatur Nyala Api Kompor Bioetanol Tipe Side Burner dengan Variasi Diameter Firewall

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    R.R. Vienna Sona Saputri Soetadi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Untuk mendapatkan kompor bioetanol efisiensi thermal maksimal diperlukan penelitian komprehensif. Salah satunya adalah penelitian terhadap posisi peletakkan beban pada kompor bioetanol kompak. Pengujian dilakukan pada kompor uji bioetanol dengan kadar 99%, yaitu kompor bioetanol tipe side burner dengan firewall 2.5 inci dan firewall 3 inci. Pengukuran temperatur api dengan 13 thermocouple K dengan pengukuran searah api keatas setiap 5 mm-an. Kemudian, water boiling test dilakukan untuk mendapatkan daya dan beban dan dilanjutkan mengukur waktu pendidihan air. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan gambaran total distribusi temperatur nyala api difusi. Hasil menunjukkan untuk kompor 2.5 inci dengan daya 1.6 kW mempunyai temperatur 542 ºC dengan jarak ketinggian 5 mm dari rim kompor sedangkan kompor 3 inci menghasilkan daya 2.38 kW dengan temperatur 516 ºC.

  12. API2-MALT1 oncoprotein promotes lymphomagenesis via unique program of substrate ubiquitination and proteolysis.

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    Rosebeck, Shaun; Lim, Megan S; Elenitoba-Johnson, Kojo S J; McAllister-Lucas, Linda M; Lucas, Peter C

    2016-02-26

    Lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) is the most common extranodal B cell tumor and accounts for 8% of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Gastric MALT lymphoma is the best-studied example and is a prototypical neoplasm that occurs in the setting of chronic inflammation brought on by persistent infection or autoimmune disease. Cytogenetic abnormalities are commonly acquired during the course of disease and the most common is chromosomal translocation t(11;18)(q21;q21), which creates the API2-MALT1 fusion oncoprotein. t(11;18)-positive lymphomas can be clinically aggressive and have a higher rate of dissemination than t(11;18)-negative tumors. Many cancers, including MALT lymphomas, characteristically exhibit deregulated over-activation of cellular survival pathways, such as the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathway. Molecular characterization of API2-MALT1 has revealed it to be a potent activator of NF-κB, which is required for API2-MALT1-induced cellular transformation, however the mechanisms by which API2-MALT1 exerts these effects are only recently becoming apparent. The API2 moiety of the fusion binds tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor associated factor (TRAF) 2 and receptor interacting protein 1 (RIP1), two proteins essential for TNF receptor-induced NF-κB activation. By effectively mimicking ligand-bound TNF receptor, API2-MALT1 promotes TRAF2-dependent ubiquitination of RIP1, which then acts as a scaffold for nucleating and activating the canonical NF-κB machinery. Activation occurs, in part, through MALT1 moiety-dependent recruitment of TRAF6, which can directly modify NF-κB essential modulator, the principal downstream regulator of NF-κB. While the intrinsic MALT1 protease catalytic activity is dispensable for this canonical NF-κB signaling, it is critical for non-canonical NF-κB activation. In this regard, API2-MALT1 recognizes NF-κB inducing kinase (NIK), the essential upstream regulator of non-canonical NF-κB, and cleaves it to

  13. The SEMAINE API: Towards a Standards-Based Framework for Building Emotion-Oriented Systems

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the SEMAINE API, an open source framework for building emotion-oriented systems. By encouraging and simplifying the use of standard representation formats, the framework aims to contribute to interoperability and reuse of system components in the research community. By providing a Java and C++ wrapper around a message-oriented middleware, the API makes it easy to integrate components running on different operating systems and written in different programming languages. The SEMAINE system 1.0 is presented as an example of a full-scale system built on top of the SEMAINE API. Three small example systems are described in detail to illustrate how integration between existing and new components is realised with minimal effort.

  14. Using the RxNorm web services API for quality assurance purposes.

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    Peters, Lee; Bodenreider, Olivier

    2008-11-06

    Auditing large, rapidly evolving terminological systems is still a challenge. In the case of RxNorm, a standardized nomenclature for clinical drugs, we argue that quality assurance processes can benefit from the recently released application programming interface (API) provided by RxNav. We demonstrate the usefulness of the API by performing a systematic comparison of alternative paths in the RxNorm graph, over several thousands of drug entities. This study revealed potential errors in RxNorm, currently under review. The results also prompted us to modify the implementation of RxNav to navigate the RxNorm graph more accurately. The RxNav web services API used in this experiment is robust and fast.

  15. An API for Integrating Spatial Context Models with Spatial Reasoning Algorithms

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    Kjærgaard, Mikkel Baun

    2006-01-01

    The integration of context-aware applications with spatial context models is often done using a common query language. However, algorithms that estimate and reason about spatial context information can benefit from a tighter integration. An object-oriented API makes such integration possible and ...... modeling. The utility of the API is evaluated in several real-world cases from an indoor location system, and spans several types of spatial reasoning algorithms.......The integration of context-aware applications with spatial context models is often done using a common query language. However, algorithms that estimate and reason about spatial context information can benefit from a tighter integration. An object-oriented API makes such integration possible...

  16. APIS : a value-added database of HST UV planetary auroral observations acquired since 1997

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    Lamy, L.; Henry, F.; Prangé, R.; Le Sidaner, P.

    2014-04-01

    The APIS service http://lesia.obspm.fr/apis/ (Auroral Planetary Imaging and Spectroscopy), aimed at facilitating the use of planetary auroral observations, was presented at EPSC last year, following its opening to the community in July 2013. This facility consists of : - a high level database derived from public Far-UV observations of Jupiter, Io, Ganymede, Saturn, Titan and Uranus acquired by the Hubble Space Telescope since 1997 (36 observational campaigns so far) ; - a specific search interface (Figure 1), aimed at browsing the database freely, quickly and efficiently through relevant search criteria (as planetary longitudes, moon or spacecraft ephemeris etc.). - Virtual-Observatory tools which enable the user to interactively work with images and spectra online. We will present the updated capabilities of APIS and illustrate them with several examples. Several tutorials are also directly available online.

  17. API2-MALT1 oncoprotein promotes lymphomagenesis via unique program of substrate ubiquitination and proteolysis

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    Shaun Rosebeck; Megan S Lim; Kojo SJ Elenitoba-Johnson; Linda MMcAllister-Lucas; Peter C Lucas

    2016-01-01

    Lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue(MALT lymphoma) is the most common extranodal B cell tumor and accounts for 8% of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. Gastric MALT lymphoma is the best-studied example and is a prototypical neoplasm that occurs in the setting of chronic inflammation brought on by persistent infection or autoimmune disease. Cytogenetic abnormalities are commonly acquired during the course of disease and the most common is chromosomal translocation t(11;18)(q21;q21), which creates the API2-MALT1 fusion oncoprotein. t(11;18)-positive lymphomas can be clinically aggressive and have a higher rate of dissemination than t(11;18)-negative tumors. Many cancers, including MALT lymphomas, characteristically exhibit deregulated over-activation of cellular survival pathways, such as the nuclear factor-κB(NF-κB) pathway. Molecular characterization of API2-MALT1 has revealed it to be a potent activator of NF-κB, which is required for API2-MALT1-induced cellular transformation, however the mechanisms by which API2-MALT1 exerts these effects are only recently becoming apparent. The API2 moiety of the fusion binds tumor necrosis factor(TNF) receptor associated factor(TRAF) 2 and receptor interacting protein 1(RIP1), two proteins essential for TNF receptor induced NF-κB activation. By effectively mimicking ligand-bound TNF receptor, API2-MALT1 promotes TRAF2-dependent ubiquitination of RIP1, which then acts as a scaffold for nucleating and activating the canonical NF-κB machinery. Activation occurs, in part, through MALT1 moiety-dependent recruitment of TRAF6, which can directly modify NF-κB essential modulator, the principal downstream regulator of NF-κB. While theintrinsic MALT1 protease catalytic activity is dispensable for this canonical NF-κB signaling, it is critical for noncanonical NF-κB activation. In this regard, API2-MALT1 recognizes NF-κB inducing kinase(NIK), the essential upstream regulator of non-canonical NF-κB, and cleaves it to generate

  18. MicroRNA-1 promotes apoptosis of hepatocarcinoma cells by targeting apoptosis inhibitor-5 (API-5).

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    Li, Dong; Liu, Yu; Li, Hua; Peng, Jing-Jing; Tan, Yan; Zou, Qiang; Song, Xiao-Feng; Du, Min; Yang, Zheng-Hui; Tan, Yong; Zhou, Jin-Jun; Xu, Tao; Fu, Zeng-Qiang; Feng, Jian-Qiong; Cheng, Peng; chen, Tao; Wei, Dong; Su, Xiao-Mei; Liu, Huan-Yi; Qi, Zhong-Chun; Tang, Li-Jun; Wang, Tao; Guo, Xin; Hu, Yong-He; Zhang, Tao

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    Although microRNA-1 (miR-1) is a known liver cancer suppressor, the role of miR-1 in apoptosis of hepatoma cells has remained largely unknown. Our study shows that ectopic miR-1 overexpression induced apoptosis of liver hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells. Apoptosis inhibitor 5 (API-5) was found to be a potential regulator of miR-1 induced apoptosis, using a bioinformatics approach. Furthermore, an inverse relationship between miR-1 and API-5 expression was observed in human liver cancer tissues and adjacent normal liver tissues. Negative regulation of API-5 expression by miR-1 was demonstrated to promote apoptosis of HepG2 cells. Our study provides a novel regulatory mechanism of miR-1 in the apoptosis of hepatoma cells.

  19. The Design and Implementation of Cryptographic API%加密API的设计与实现

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    2004-01-01

    文章设计了一种简单易用、可扩展和可移植的加密API,简称SEPC-API.SEPC-API采用标准的C/C++来编写,并使用抽象密钥类分层结构来构造.文中详细描述了SEPC-API的设计和实现,并给出了应用示例.此外,SEPC-API中的多数函数设计遵循微软Crypto API的语法,这意味着微软Crypto API用户只需修改很少的代码就可以移植到SEPC-API.

  20. Estudo e comparação de materiais eletrocatalíticos de Pd e PdBi suportados em carbono e nanotubos de carbono para posterior uso em uma célula a combustível alcalina alimentada diretamente por etanol

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    2015-01-01

    Orientador: Prof. Dr. Mauro Coelho dos Santos Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do ABC. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia/Química, 2015. A reação de oxidação eletroquímica do etanol foi estudada em meio alcalino utilizando-se os eletrocatalisadores Pd e PdBi (razões atômicas 90:10, 50:50 e 70:30 em 20% de metais) suportados em carbono e nanotubos de carbono. As formulações propostas foram preparadas pelo método de redução por borohidreto de sódio. Os eletroca...

  1. Nanotubos de carbono: potencial de uso em medicina veterinária

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    Ingrid Rios Lima Machado

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de nanomateriais em sistemas de segurança alimentar, detecção de patógenos, proteção de ambientes, no diagnóstico e tratamento de doenças, como sistema de entrega de fármacos e na bioengenharia tecidual tem contribuído para os avanços alcançados na ciência animal. Suas propriedades físicas, químicas e mecânicas, além de seu grande potencial de associação com outros materiais contribuem para sua aplicação em diferentes campos da medicina veterinária, por exemplo, como biomarcadores, onde as propriedades eletrônicas e ópticas possibilitam a transdução de sinais, na terapia fototérmica, devido à habilidade em converter a luz infravermelha (LIV em calor, na engenharia tecidual, graças à resistência mecânica, flexibilidade, elasticidade e baixa densidade, além de muitas outras possíveis aplicações. O objetivo deste trabalho é informar sobre conceitos, propriedades e aplicações dos NTCs, destacando sua aplicabilidade nas áreas biomédicas, com destaque para setores da medicina veterinária que já se utilizam desse material

  2. AN OVERVIEW OF THE UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS, SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS, AND PARAMETER ESTIMATION (UA/SA/PE) API AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT IT

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    The Application Programming Interface (API) for Uncertainty Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, andParameter Estimation (UA/SA/PE API) (also known as Calibration, Optimization and Sensitivity and Uncertainty (CUSO)) was developed in a joint effort between several members of both ...

  3. An overview of the CellML API and its implementation

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background CellML is an XML based language for representing mathematical models, in a machine-independent form which is suitable for their exchange between different authors, and for archival in a model repository. Allowing for the exchange and archival of models in a computer readable form is a key strategic goal in bioinformatics, because of the associated improvements in scientific record accuracy, the faster iterative process of scientific development, and the ability to combine models into large integrative models. However, for CellML models to be useful, tools which can process them correctly are needed. Due to some of the more complex features present in CellML models, such as imports, developing code ab initio to correctly process models can be an onerous task. For this reason, there is a clear and pressing need for an application programming interface (API, and a good implementation of that API, upon which tools can base their support for CellML. Results We developed an API which allows the information in CellML models to be retrieved and/or modified. We also developed a series of optional extension APIs, for tasks such as simplifying the handling of connections between variables, dealing with physical units, validating models, and translating models into different procedural languages. We have also provided a Free/Open Source implementation of this application programming interface, optimised to achieve good performance. Conclusions Tools have been developed using the API which are mature enough for widespread use. The API has the potential to accelerate the development of additional tools capable of processing CellML, and ultimately lead to an increased level of sharing of mathematical model descriptions.

  4. There-apy: The Use of Task, Imagery, and Symbolism To Connect the Inner and Outer Worlds.

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    Eisenstein-Naveh, A. Rosa

    2001-01-01

    Presents a model of therapy called there-apy, which weaves together the use of task, symbolism, and imagery into an ongoing process. Concrete tasks take on symbolic meaning, and symbolism gets actualized through achieving concrete tasks. There-apy connects the individual's outside and inside worlds and often involves the partner or family in the…

  5. Physicochemical characterisation and investigation of the bonding mechanisms of API-titanate nanotube composites as new drug carrier systems.

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    Sipos, Barbara; Pintye-Hódi, Klára; Kónya, Zoltán; Kelemen, András; Regdon, Géza; Sovány, Tamás

    2017-02-25

    Titanate nanotube (TNT) has recently been explored as a new carrier material for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The aim of the present work was to reveal the physicochemical properties of API-TNT composites, focusing on the interactions between the TNTs and the incorporated APIs. Drugs belonging to different Biopharmaceutical Classification System (BCS) classes were loaded into TNTs: diltiazem hydrochloride (BCS I.), diclofenac sodium (BCS II.), atenolol (BCS III.) and hydrochlorothiazide (BCS IV.). Experimental results demonstrated that it is feasible for spiral cross-sectioned titanate nanotubes to carry drugs and maintain their bioactivity. The structural properties of the composites were characterized by a range of analytical techniques, including FT-IR, DSC, TG-MS, etc. The interactions between APIs and TNTs were identified as electrostatic attractions, mainly dominated by hydrogen bonds. Based on the results, it can be stated that the strength of the association depends on the hydrogen donor strength of the API. The drug release of incorporated APIs was evaluated from compressed tablets and compared to that of pure APIs. Differences noticed in the dissolution profiles due to incorporation showed a correlation with the strength of interactions between the APIs and the TNTs observed in the above analytical studies.

  6. A geographical information system using the Google Map API for guidance to referral hospitals.

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    Kobayashi, Shinji; Fujioka, Tetsushi; Tanaka, Yuji; Inoue, Michiyoshi; Niho, Yoshiyuki; Miyoshi, Akira

    2010-12-01

    Our hospital acts as a regional core hospital through inter-hospital collaboration. Geographical information is necessary to guide patients to the other hospitals. Although paper maps, which contain directions, nearest public transportation, etc., are usually provided to guide patients to the hospitals, the geographical information tends to change daily. However, updating the geographical information on the maps is costly. We constructed an electronic geographical information system using the Google Map API ( http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ ) with open source software to improve our ability to collaborate with other clinics.

  7. Oriental orchid (Cymbidium pumilum) attracts drones of the Japanese honeybee (Apis cerana japonica) as pollinators.

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    Sasaki, M; Ono, M; Asada, S; Yoshida, T

    1991-12-01

    The discovery that drones of the Japanese honeybee (Apis cerana japonica) pollinate the oriental orchid (Cymbidium pumilum) is reported. Drones are attracted to the orchid flower aroma mainly during their mating flights in April through May. Some drones cluster on the flower racemes and others insert their heads deep into the flowers. Drones with pollinia on their scutellum visit other orchids, which facilitates pollination. Individual workers and swarming colonies are also strongly attracted by the flower aroma, but the allopatric western honeybee (Apis mellifera) is not attracted.

  8. When is it Biased? Assessing the Representativeness of Twitter's Streaming API

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    Morstatter, Fred; Pfeffer, Jürgen; Liu, Huan

    2014-01-01

    Twitter has captured the interest of the scientific community not only for its massive user base and content, but also for its openness in sharing its data. Twitter shares a free 1% sample of its tweets through the "Streaming API", a service that returns a sample of tweets according to a set of parameters set by the researcher. Recently, research has pointed to evidence of bias in the data returned through the Streaming API, raising concern in the integrity of this data service for use in res...

  9. Develop 3G Application with The J2ME SATSA API

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    JunWu, Xu; JunLing, Liang

    This paper describes research in the use of the Security and Trust Services API for J2ME (SATSA) to develop mobile applications. for 3G networks. SATSA defines a set of APIs that allows J2ME applications to communicate with and access functionality, secure storage and cryptographic operations provided by security elements such as smart cards and Wireless Identification Modules (WIM). A Java Card application could also work as an authentication module in a J2ME-based e-bank application. The e-bank application would allow its users to access their bank accounts using their cell phones.

  10. Heterosis en la longevidad de obreras Apis mielífera

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    Soares AE.

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estimó la media y la heterosis de la longevidad en obreras de abejas Apis mellifera. El expe-rimento fue desarrollado en el Apiario del Departamento de Genética de la Facultad de Medi-cina de la USP-Ribeirão Preto-Brasil y en Jaboticabal-SP, de 03/1997 a 05/1999. Seleccionamos 8 matrices inseminadas del apiário-USP (2africanizadas, 2italianas, 2cárnicasy 2italianas*cárnicos y 2 matrices (grupo-testigo de abejas Africanizadas-Silvestres.

  11. Predominant Api m 10 sensitization as risk factor for treatment failure in honey bee venom immunotherapy

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    Frick, Marcel; Fischer, Jörg; Helbling, Arthur;

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Component resolution recently identified distinct sensitization profiles in honey bee venom (HBV) allergy, some of which were dominated by specific IgE to Api m 3 and/or Api m 10, which have been reported to be underrepresented in therapeutic HBV preparations. OBJECTIVE: We performed...... a retrospective analysis of component-resolved sensitization profiles in HBV-allergic patients and association with treatment outcome. METHODS: HBV-allergic patients who had undergone controlled honey bee sting challenge after at least 6 months of HBV immunotherapy (n = 115) were included and classified...

  12. Corrosión atmosférica del acero bajo en carbono en un ambiente marino polar. Estudio del efecto del régimen de vientos

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    Rivero, S.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available The present work studies the atmospheric corrosion of carbon steel (UNE-EN 10130 in a sub-polar marine environment (Artigas Antarctic Scientific Base (BCAA, Uruguay as a function of site atmospheric salinity and exposure time. A linear relationship is established between corrosion rate and airborne salinity deposition rate, valid in the deposition range encountered (125-225 mg Cl/m2•d, and a bilogarithmic relationship is established between corrosion and exposure time (1-4 years. Atmospheric salinity is related with the monthly wind speed average, based on the concept of the wind run. Chloride ion deposition rates of less than 300 mg Cl/m2•d are related with remote (oceanic winds and coastal winds basically of speeds between 1-40 km/h, while higher deposition rates (300-700 mg Cl/m2•d correspond to coastal marine winds of a certain persistence with speeds of between 41-80 km/h.

    En el trabajo se estudia la corrosión atmosférica del acero al carbono (UNE-EN 10130 en un ambiente marino polar (Base Científica Antártica Artigas (BCAA, Uruguay, en función de la salinidad atmosférica del lugar y del tiempo de exposición. Se establece una relación lineal entre corrosión en el primer año de exposición atmosférica y velocidad de deposición de salinidad en el intervalo de salinidades medias encontrado (125-225 mg Cl/m2•d, así como una relación bilogarítmica entre corrosión y tiempo de exposición (1-4 años. Se relaciona la salinidad atmosférica con la velocidad media mensual del viento y su dirección característica, a partir del concepto de recorrido del viento. Velocidades de depósito de iones cloruro inferiores a 300 mg Cl/m2•d se deben a vientos lejanos oceánicos y vientos costeros con velocidades, fundamentalmente, en el intervalo 1-40 km/h, en tanto que velocidades de depósito superiores

  13. Fabrication and tribological properties of Al reinforced with carbon fibers

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    Estrems Amestoy, Manuel

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available The present work studies the manufacturing process of Al reinforced with Carbon Fibres (CF by "Squeeze Casting", establishing the variables for obtaining an acceptable product with little Al4C3 at the interface. Friction and wear tests are performed and the necessary conditions for the formation of a tribofilm are established. The tests show an increasing resistance to abrasion due to their own wear mechanism. Certain design criteria for those components subjected to friction are recommended in order to maximise the mechanical performance of the tribological system.

    Este trabajo estudia el proceso de fabricación de composites Al reforzado con fibras de carbono mediante la técnica ''Squeeze Casting'', estableciendo las variables para obtener un producto aceptable que tenga poca cantidad de Al4C3 en la interfase. Se han realizado ensayos de fricción y desgaste y se han establecido las condiciones necesarias para la formación de la tribocapa. Se muestra la alta capacidad de resistencia a la abrasión de las piezas producidas debido a su propio mecanismo de desgaste y se recomiendan ciertos criterios de diseño para componentes mecánicos con el fin de optimizar las prestaciones mecánicas en un sistema tribológico.

  14. Atributos físicos e estoque de carbono do solo em áreas de Terra Preta Arqueológica da Amazônia

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    José Maurício da Cunha

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Para se avaliar a qualidade do solo e a sustentabilidade em ambientes de Terra Preta Arqueológica da Amazônia, é importante a caracterização dos impactos de uso de solo dos diferentes tipos de cobertura. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os atributos físicos e o carbono orgânico em áreas de Terra Preta Arqueológica, no município de Novo Aripuanã, AM, sob os cultivos feijão guandu (Cajanus cajan e pastagem, em comparação com a cobertura de floresta, com base em técnicas de estatística tradicional univariada e multivariada e de geoestatística. Para isso foram delimitadas malhas com espaçamentos regulares e 88 pontos amostrais georreferenciados por malha. Foram coletadas amostras em blocos de solo com estrutura preservada e anéis volumétricos, para a determinação das propriedades físicas e do carbono orgânico do solo. O feijão guandu e pastagem diferem estatisticamente da floresta, que apresentaram características de estabilidade dos agregados acima da média, mas características texturais e carbono orgânico abaixo da média. O modelo exponencial, pelo semivariograma escalonado, mostrou que atributos físicos do solo apresentaram predominância, com grau de dependência de forte a moderado, sendo a área sob feijão guandu com maior variabilidade dos atributos do solo.

  15. The Assessment of DNA in Royal Jelly from Apis mellifera and Apis cerana by RAPD markers%中蜂与意蜂王浆中DNA的RAPD分析

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    邹阳; 黄康; 颜伟玉; 曾志将

    2007-01-01

    以中华蜜蜂(Apis cerana cerana)和意大利蜜蜂( Apis mellifera ligustica)王浆为材料,用改进的苯酚-氯仿法提取蜂王浆中的DNA,利用35个随机引物对提取出来的DNA进行RAPD扩增,结果表明:有6个随机引物能扩增出谱带,其中1个引物对所有王浆DNA样品的扩增结果完全相同,5个引物出现多态性.共检测到32条扩增谱带,其中24条为多态带.

  16. Alternativas de reducción de las emisiones de dióxido de carbono (CO2 en la producción de cemento. Propuesta de un modelo de evaluación

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    Ana Gessa Perera

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La combinación óptima de las medidas disponibles de ajuste de emisiones de dióxido de carbono (CO2 para compatibilizar los objetivos de producción con las exigencias medioambientales requiere planteamientos en la planificación de la producción industrial, con incorporación de nuevos parámetros y variables que permitan evaluar el impacto de las decisiones operativas sobre dichas emisiones, sujetas a las limitaciones del Protocolo de Kyoto. Tras realizar un análisis detallado del potencial de mejora de las alternativas disponibles para reducir las emisiones de CO2 derivadas de la producción de cemento, abordamos en este trabajo las decisiones de optimización con un enfoque integrado, empleando un modelo de programación lineal que contempla conjuntamente las alternativas viables para reducir las emisiones y considerando tanto las derivadas de la aplicación de los mecanismos de flexibilidad del Protocolo de Kyoto como las destinadas a mejorar los productos y los procesos productivos. Su aplicación permitirá mejorar el proceso de toma de decisiones, al permitir considerar diferentes escenarios y obtener información relevante a través del análisis postoptimal. Se incluye, entre otras alternativas, la cantidad máxima a pagar por las instalaciones en el mercado de derechos para emitir una tonelada adicional de CO2 o posibles cambios en el mix de producción para aumentar la rentabilidad, tanto relativos a tipo de productos como a cantidad a fabricar de los mismos.

  17. INVENTÁRIO DE EMISSÕES DE DIÓXIDO DE CARBONO (CO2 GERADAS POR FONTES MÓVEIS NO ESTADO DO RIO GRANDE DO NORTE – PERÍODO DE JANEIRO DE 2003 A JUNHO DE 2004

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    Rafael Freire de Macêdo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A elevada contribuição de fontes móveis para o aumento das concentrações de dióxido de carbono na atmosfera torna-se fator de estudo. O estado do Rio Grande do Norte apresenta um alto índice de motorização, cerca de 35 veículos por cada 100 habitantes, portanto, um elevado consumo de combustíveis derivados do petróleo. Estatísticas apontam que 97% das emissões veiculares são de CO2, comprovando a preocupação de se realizar inventários destas. A método top-down, reconhecido internacionalmente e recomendado pela ONU, foi seguido para a quantificação de gases de efeito estufa emitidos pela combustão de combustíveis fósseis em motores de veículos rodoviários, comprovando os altos teores de poluentes atmosféricos lançados na atmosfera do estado. A poluição atmosférica afeta a saúde ambiental bem como a estética urbana, acarretando perdas econômicas. A substituição do modal de transporte particular pelo coletivo e a adoção de novas tecnologias trarão ganhos ambientais além de impulsionar novas matrizes energéticas.

  18. Modelización de la formación isotérmica de ferrita idiomórfica en aceros de medio carbono microaleados con vanadio-titanio

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    Capdevila, C.

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available A theoretical model is presented in this work to calculate the evolution of isothermal austenite-to-idiomorphic ferrite transformation in a medium carbon vanadium-titanium microalloyed steel. This model has been developed on the basis of the study of the nucleation and growth kinetics of idiomorphic ferrite, considering the influence of the nature, size and distribution of the inclusions, which are responsible of the intragranular nucleation of idiomorphic ferrite. Moreover, the influence of the austenite grain size on the isothermal decomposition of austenite in idiomorphic ferrite has been thoroughly analysed. An excellent agreement (85 % in R has been obtained between experimental and predicted values of volume fraction of idiomorphic ferrite.

    En este trabajo se presenta un modelo teórico para calcular la evolución con el tiempo de la transformación isotérmica de la austenita en ferrita idiomórfica en un acero de medio carbono microaleado con vanadio-titanio. En dicho modelo, desarrollado en base al estudio de la cinética de nucleación y crecimiento de ferrita idiomórfica, se ha valorado la influencia de la naturaleza, tamaño y distribución de las inclusiones responsables de la nucleación intragranular de ferrita. Así mismo, se ha analizado, con detenimiento, la influencia que tiene el tamaño de grano austenítico. El modelo ha sido validado experimentalmente, mostrándose un excelente acuerdo (85 % en R entre los resultados experimentales y los predichos por el modelo de transformación propuesto en este trabajo.

  19. Influência da Posição e dos Parâmetros de Soldagem na Soldagem TIG Orbital Aplicada a Tubulações de Aço Baixo Carbono

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    Daniel Wallerstein Figueirôa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo A característica mais marcante da soldagem TIG Orbital é a constante alteração na posição de soldagem enquanto a tocha acompanha o perfil geométrico dos tubos. No contexto da soldagem TIG orbital de tubos de grande diâmetro e paredes espessas, é investigada a relação entre a posição de soldagem, uso de corrente constante ou pulsada e ainda valor da corrente média nas características geométricas dos cordões obtidos. Foram realizadas soldas de deposição em tubos de aço carbono SAE 1020, bem como macrografias das seções transversais dos cordões via microscopia óptica. Filmagens em alta definição contribuíram para a compreensão do comportamento da poça de fusão nas diferentes posições de soldagem. As características geométricas foram quantificadas através das macrografias com o uso de um software e foi traçada a relação destas com as variáveis citadas. Além disso, foi feita uma análise microestrutural das amostras, correlacionando com a microdureza Vickers. Concluiu-se que cordões soldados com corrente pulsada apresentam maiores reforço e largura, bem como maior dureza e microestrutura mais refinada. A posição vertical ascendente resulta em cordões com menor fator de forma e maior penetração, e a posição sobre cabeça resulta em cordões de baixo fator de forma.

  20. Estudo das propriedades elétricas do compósito de polianilina e nanotubos de carbono com palicação em transistores de efeito de campo

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    Resumo: Neste trabalho, é apresentado um estudo das propriedades elétricas e morfológicas de nanocompósitos de polianilina e nanotubos de carbono preenchidos com óxido de ferro ou ferro metálico, bem como a sua utilização na construção de dispositivos transistores de efeito de campo - FET (Field Effect Transistor). Desses estudos, pode-se verificar que o nanocompósito de polianilina com nanotubos de carbono apresenta um aumento de três ordens de grandeza na condutividade elétrica e de duas o...

  1. Equações para estimar o estoque de carbono no fuste de árvores individuais e em plantios comerciais de eucalipto Equations to estimate carbon stock in stems of individual trees ans stands of eucalyptus

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    Carlos Pedro Boechat Soares; Helio Garcia Leite; Eric Bastos Görgens

    2005-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi ajustar equações para estimar o carbono presente no fuste de árvores individuais de eucalipto e o estoque de carbono, por unidade de área, em diferentes condições de plantio. Para isso, foram utilizadas 532 árvores para ajustar a equação referente ao modelo alométrico de Schumacher e Hall (1933) e 95 parcelas permanentes para ajustar as equações referentes aos modelos de crescimento e produção, incluindo as seguintes variáveis independentes: idade (I), área basal...

  2. Cirrose experimental induzida pela inalação de tetracloreto de carbono: adaptação da técnica e avaliação da peroxidação lipídica

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    CREMONESE Ricardo Viégas

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Racional - Administração a longo prazo de tetracloreto de carbono é modelo experimental para produzir fibrose hepática. O estresse oxidativo parece ser o mecanismo envolvido na hepatoxicidade por tetracloreto de carbono, onde as espécies ativas de oxigênio têm importante papel na patogênese da fibrose hepática. Objetivos - Avaliar a eficácia de um modelo experimental de cirrose hepática induzida pela inalação de tetracloreto de carbono em ratos, bem como avaliar a peroxidação lipídica e as características do líquido de ascite neste modelo. Material e Métodos - Inicialmente, acompanhou-se a evolução dos achados histológicos, através da técnica de hematoxilina e eosina, mediante o uso de tetracloreto de carbono inalatório ao longo das diferentes semanas (5ª, 7ª, 9ª, 12ª. Posteriormente, ao final da 15ª semana de estudo, os ratos, então divididos em três grupos (controle; controle + fenobarbital; e tetracloreto de carbono + fenobarbital, foram avaliados em sua histologia hepática, peroxidação lipídica e as características do líquido de ascite. Para as análises de peroxidação lipídica utilizaram-se as técnicas de substâncias reativas ao ácido tiobarbitúrico e de quimiluminescência. No líquido de ascite avaliaram-se a citologia e a bacteriologia. Resultados - Observou-se entre a 12ª e 15ª semanas de inalação o estabelecimento de cirrose em 100% dos animais submetidos a inalação com tetracloreto de carbono, acompanhada de um aumento significante na peroxidação lipídica no fígado dos ratos inalados com tetracloreto de carbono. Evidenciou-se a presença de infecção do líquido de ascite em um dos sete casos nos quais esta estava presente. Conclusão - O método inalatório desenvolvido é eficaz na indução de cirrose hepática e formação de ascite, sendo o estresse oxidativo um dos principais mecanismos da indução de cirrose pelo tetracloreto de carbono.

  3. SÍNTESIS DE NANOTUBOS DE CARBONO POR PIRÓLISIS DE ALFA-PINENO: MODELADO MATEMÁTICO Y VALIDACIÓN EXPERIMENTAL

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    López Tinoco, Julián

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue realizar y validar de manera experimental un modelo matemático para hacer más eficiente la producción de nanotubos de carbono (NTC). La síntesis de los NTC se llevó a cabo mediante el método de spray pirólisis variando los flujos del gas acarreador de 2.5 lpm a 7.5 lpm, manteniendo constante la concentración de catalizador y la temperatura de reacción. Los materiales obtenidos se caracterizaron mediante Análisis Termogravimetrico (TGA) y Micro...

  4. Cálculo de la Huella de Carbono en la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena : en busca de la ecoeficiencia

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    Hermosilla Alcaraz, Arantzazu

    2015-01-01

    El presente Trabajo Fin de Máster se plantea como objetivo global el estudio de la problemática ambiental en la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), a través de la herramienta de gestión ambiental conocida como Huella de Carbono, con el deseo de que sirva como referencia para estudios y campañas posteriores de sensibilización ambiental de nuestra comunidad universitaria. Para ello, se plantean los siguientes objetivos específicos: I. Dar a conocer las distintas herramientas que exi...

  5. Avaliação do ciclo de vida e estoque de carbono da produção de leite em Pastoreio Racional Voisin

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    Seó, Hizumi Lua Sarti

    2015-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agroecossistemas, Florianópolis, 2015. Neste trabalho avaliou-se o desempenho ambiental do sistema de manejo Pastoreio Racional Voisin (PRV). Para tanto, estimou-se o estoque de carbono neste sistema e comparou-se ao sistema de plantio direto (SPD) de milho em sucessão com consórcio de azevém e aveia. Durante a produção de leite, ocorre a emissão de poluentes ao ambien...

  6. Modelo para calculo estimación del carbono en Tipo Forestal Roble-Raulí-Coigüe en la Reserva Nacional Malleco: Chile

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    Norman Moreno Garcia; Miguel Angel Herrera Machuca; Rinaldo Luiz Caraciolo Ferreira

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es la selección de un modelo para estimación de carbono en Tipo Forestal Roble-Raulí y Coigüe. La recolección de datos se realizo en la Reserva Nacional Malleco. Cada sitio fue representado por un grupo de 5 parcelas (cuadradas, de lado 35m, superficie 1225m2), ubicadas en un transecto según la pendiente más fuerte. Fueron estimados los volúmenes de madera con y sin corteza de la totalidad de los individuos por medio de funciones para cada especie del tipo forestal...

  7. Decomposição de diferentes doses de palhada de cana-de-açúcar e seu efeito sobre o carbono do solo

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    José Geraldo de Abreu Sousa Junior

    2015-01-01

    O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a decomposição de diferentes quantidades iniciais de palhada de cana-de-açúcar depositadas sobre o solo, sob diferentes práticas de manejo e determinar o acúmulo de carbono orgânico total (COT) neste solo ao longo de três cortes da cana. Para tanto, foram instalados três ensaios em lavoura de cana-de-açúcar no município de Piracicaba. No experimento 1 foram depositadas na entrelinha da cultura, sobre o solo, diferentes quantidades de palhada (3,5; 7; 14 e...

  8. jqcML: an open-source java API for mass spectrometry quality control data in the qcML format.

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    Bittremieux, Wout; Kelchtermans, Pieter; Valkenborg, Dirk; Martens, Lennart; Laukens, Kris

    2014-07-03

    The awareness that systematic quality control is an essential factor to enable the growth of proteomics into a mature analytical discipline has increased over the past few years. To this aim, a controlled vocabulary and document structure have recently been proposed by Walzer et al. to store and disseminate quality-control metrics for mass-spectrometry-based proteomics experiments, called qcML. To facilitate the adoption of this standardized quality control routine, we introduce jqcML, a Java application programming interface (API) for the qcML data format. First, jqcML provides a complete object model to represent qcML data. Second, jqcML provides the ability to read, write, and work in a uniform manner with qcML data from different sources, including the XML-based qcML file format and the relational database qcDB. Interaction with the XML-based file format is obtained through the Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB), while generic database functionality is obtained by the Java Persistence API (JPA). jqcML is released as open-source software under the permissive Apache 2.0 license and can be downloaded from https://bitbucket.org/proteinspector/jqcml .

  9. An example of how to handle amorphous fractions in API during early pharmaceutical development: SAR114137--a successful approach.

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    Petzoldt, Christine; Bley, Oliver; Byard, Stephen J; Andert, Doris; Baumgartner, Bruno; Nagel, Norbert; Tappertzhofen, Christoph; Feth, Martin Philipp

    2014-04-01

    The so-called pharmaceutical solid chain, which encompasses drug substance micronisation to the final tablet production, at pilot plant scale is presented as a case study for a novel, highly potent, pharmaceutical compound: SAR114137. Various solid-state analytical methods, such as solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (ssNMR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Dynamic Water Vapour Sorption Gravimetry (DWVSG), hot-stage Raman spectroscopy and X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) were applied and evaluated to characterise and quantify amorphous content during the course of the physical treatment of crystalline active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). DSC was successfully used to monitor the changes in amorphous content during micronisation of the API, as well as during stability studies. (19)F solid-state NMR was found to be the method of choice for the detection and quantification of low levels of amorphous API, even in the final drug product (DP), since compaction during tablet manufacture was identified as a further source for the formation of amorphous API. The application of different jet milling techniques was a critical factor with respect to amorphous content formation. In the present case, the change from spiral jet milling to loop jet milling led to a decrease in amorphous API content from 20-30 w/w% to nearly 0 w/w% respectively. The use of loop jet milling also improved the processability of the API. Stability investigations on both the milled API and the DP showed a marked tendency for recrystallisation of the amorphous API content on exposure to elevated levels of relative humidity. No significant impact of amorphous API on either the chemical stability or the dissolution rate of the API in drug formulation was observed. Therefore, the presence of amorphous content in the oral formulation was of no consequence for the clinical trial phases I and II.

  10. Comportamiento mecánico de la aleación AZ31 reforzada con nanofibras de carbono

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    Adeva, P.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of reinforcing AZ31 with carbon nanofibres. The materials AZ31, AZ31-1 % C y AZ31-2 % C were produced by a conventional powder metallurgy route consisting of mechanical mixing of nanofibres and powders of AZ31, cool compactation and extrusion at 350 °C. After extrusion the three materials exhibited a recrystallized microstructure of similar grain size, fine and rather inhomogeneous. Furthermore, they presented a weak fibre texture with basal plane parallel to the extrusion direction. The tensile properties were affected by the nanofibres presence only at 100 °C. At this temperature, yield strength and tensile strength were 30% higher than in the unreinforced alloy.

    En este trabajo se ha estudiado el efecto de la adición de nanofibras de carbono en las propiedades mecánicas de la aleación AZ31 procesada por una ruta pulvimetalúrgica convencional. Se prepararon tres materiales, AZ31, AZ31- 1 % C y AZ31-2 % C. Tras una mezcla mecánica de las nanofibras con los polvos de AZ31, se precompactaron en frío y se extruyeron a 350 °C. Los tres presentan una microestructura recristalizada con un tamaño de grano similar, fino aunque algo heterogéneo. Los tres materiales presentan una débil textura de fibra con el plano basal paralelo a la dirección de extrusión. Las propiedades mecánicas a tracción únicamente se ven afectadas por la presencia de nanofibras a 100 °C superando los materiales reforzados en un 30 % a los valores de límite elástico y resistencia de la aleación sin reforzar.

  11. Comportamiento a la Corrosión del Acero API X70 Soldado por el Proceso de Doble Arco Sumergido Inmerso en Diferentes Medios Corrosivos

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    Full Text Available Resumen Los aceros API X70 son aplicados en fabricación y construcción de tuberías para el transporte de hidrocarburos, sin embargo, a un lapso de tiempo se degradan debido al medio ambiente al cual están expuestos; influyendo en la velocidad y tipo de corrosión sobre las superficies del metal base (MB, zona afectada por el calor (ZAC y zona de fusión (ZF. A fin de conocer y evaluar la susceptibilidad a la corrosión en uniones del acero API X70 sometido a diferentes medios corrosivos, varias pruebas se llevaron a cabo por el proceso de soldadura de doble arco sumergido (DSAW, por sus siglas en inglés, las cuales fueron inmersas en diferentes electrolitos: Cloruro de Sodio (NaCl al 3,5% y Agua (H2O a temperatura ambiente para conocer su comportamiento. Se utilizaron técnicas electroquímicas de ruido electroquímico (RE y curvas de polarización cíclica (CPC para obtener velocidad y tipo de corrosión producida en cada una de las muestras analizadas, incluyendo las tres zonas: MB, ZAC y ZF. Además, se utilizaron técnicas de caracterización como microscopía óptica (MO y microscopía electrónica de barrido (MEB para el análisis superficial. La mayoría de las soldaduras presentan corrosión mixta, con mayores velocidades de corrosión en 3,5% de NaCl.

  12. Influência da relação estequiométrica resina/endurecedor em propriedades mecânicas de compósitos ternários hierárquicos resina - epóxi/tecido de fibra de carbono/nanotubos de carbono

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    Full Text Available A produção de materiais que apresentem alto desempenho em suas aplicações exige avanços tecnológicos e científicos. Os elevados valores de resistência à tração e módulo de elasticidade, aliados à flexibilidade, baixa densidade e alta razão de aspecto, fazem dos nanotubos de carbono excepcionais candidatos para reforçar compósitos poliméricos. Preparamos por laminação sistemas compósitos ternários à base de resina epóxi/tecidos de fibra de carbono (para os binários, acrescendo nanotubos de carbono para os sistemas ternários. Os parâmetros estequiométricos do sistema epoxídico (valor de Phr e concentração de nanotubos de carbono empregado nos sistemas compósitos tiveram avaliadas suas morfologias (MEV, propriedades térmicas (TG e mecânicas (ASTM D790. Embora o sistema epoxídico com Phr 10,0 tenha apresentado uma maior estabilidade térmica, os compósitos ternários produzidos a partir do sistema com Phr 26,6 mostraram valores de tensão máxima e módulo de elasticidade até 8 vezes maiores que aqueles produzidos com o sistema Phr 10. A adição de nanotubos de carbono aos compósitos com Phr 26,6 resultou em ganhos adicionais de aproximadamente 38 e 15% na tensão máxima e no módulo de elasticidade, respectivamente. Esses resultados revelaram a limitação nos métodos de integralização de nanoestruturas a sistemas compósitos, onde as dispersões estão limitadas a uma série de fatores inerentes a interação química e/ou física durante a fabricação dos compósitos nanoestruturados.

  13. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera

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    Hauser, Frank; Cazzamali, Giuseppe; Williamson, Michael

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    Here we report the genome sequence of the honeybee Apis mellifera, a key model for social behaviour and essential to global ecology through pollination. Compared with other sequenced insect genomes, the A. mellifera genome has high A+T and CpG contents, lacks major transposon families, evolves mo...

  14. Sperm use economy of honeybee (Apis mellifera) queens

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    Baer, Boris; Collins, Jason; Maalaps, Kristiina;

    2016-01-01

    the fecundity and longevity of queens and therefore colony fitness. We quantified the number of sperm that honeybee (Apis mellifera) queens use to fertilize eggs. We examined sperm use in naturally mated queens of different ages and in queens artificially inseminated with different volumes of semen. We found...

  15. Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services.

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    Brittain, Claire; Williams, Neal; Kremen, Claire; Klein, Alexandra-Maria

    2013-03-07

    In diverse pollinator communities, interspecific interactions may modify the behaviour and increase the pollination effectiveness of individual species. Because agricultural production reliant on pollination is growing, improving pollination effectiveness could increase crop yield without any increase in agricultural intensity or area. In California almond, a crop highly dependent on honey bee pollination, we explored the foraging behaviour and pollination effectiveness of honey bees in orchards with simple (honey bee only) and diverse (non-Apis bees present) bee communities. In orchards with non-Apis bees, the foraging behaviour of honey bees changed and the pollination effectiveness of a single honey bee visit was greater than in orchards where non-Apis bees were absent. This change translated to a greater proportion of fruit set in these orchards. Our field experiments show that increased pollinator diversity can synergistically increase pollination service, through species interactions that alter the behaviour and resulting functional quality of a dominant pollinator species. These results of functional synergy between species were supported by an additional controlled cage experiment with Osmia lignaria and Apis mellifera. Our findings highlight a largely unexplored facilitative component of the benefit of biodiversity to ecosystem services, and represent a way to improve pollinator-dependent crop yields in a sustainable manner.

  16. Gas chromatography coupled to atmospheric pressure ionization mass spectrometry (GC-API-MS): review.

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    Li, Du-Xin; Gan, Lin; Bronja, Amela; Schmitz, Oliver J

    2015-09-03

    Although the coupling of GC/MS with atmospheric pressure ionization (API) has been reported in 1970s, the interest in coupling GC with atmospheric pressure ion source was expanded in the last decade. The demand of a "soft" ion source for preserving highly diagnostic molecular ion is desirable, as compared to the "hard" ionization technique such as electron ionization (EI) in traditional GC/MS, which fragments the molecule in an extensive way. These API sources include atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI), atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI), atmospheric pressure laser ionization (APLI), electrospray ionization (ESI) and low temperature plasma (LTP). This review discusses the advantages and drawbacks of this analytical platform. After an introduction in atmospheric pressure ionization the review gives an overview about the history and explains the mechanisms of various atmospheric pressure ionization techniques used in combination with GC such as APCI, APPI, APLI, ESI and LTP. Also new developments made in ion source geometry, ion source miniaturization and multipurpose ion source constructions are discussed and a comparison between GC-FID, GC-EI-MS and GC-API-MS shows the advantages and drawbacks of these techniques. The review ends with an overview of applications realized with GC-API-MS.

  17. Dispersibility of lactose fines as compared to API in dry powders for inhalation.

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    Thalberg, Kyrre; Åslund, Simon; Skogevall, Marcus; Andersson, Patrik

    2016-05-17

    This work investigates the dispersion performance of fine lactose particles as function of processing time, and compares it to the API, using Beclomethasone Dipropionate (BDP) as model API. The total load of fine particles is kept constant in the formulations while the proportions of API and lactose fines are varied. Fine particle assessment demonstrates that the lactose fines have higher dispersibility than the API. For standard formulations, processing time has a limited effect on the Fine Particle Fraction (FPF). For formulations containing magnesium stearate (MgSt), FPF of BDP is heavily influenced by processing time, with an initial increase, followed by a decrease at longer mixing times. An equation modeling the observed behavior is presented. Surprisingly, the dispersibility of the lactose fines present in the same formulation remains unaffected by mixing time. Magnesium analysis demonstrates that MgSt is transferred to the fine particles during the mixing process, thus lubrication both BDP and lactose fines, which leads to an increased FPF. Dry particle sizing of the formulations reveals a loss of fine particles at longer mixing times. Incorporation of fine particles into the carrier surfaces is believed to be behind this, and is hence a mechanism of importance as regards the dispersion performance of dry powders for inhalation.

  18. ApiNATOMY: a novel toolkit for visualizing multiscale anatomy schematics with phenotype-related information.

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    de Bono, Bernard; Grenon, Pierre; Sammut, Stephen John

    2012-05-01

    A significant proportion of biomedical resources carries information that cross references to anatomical structures across multiple scales. To improve the visualization of such resources in their anatomical context, we developed an automated methodology that produces anatomy schematics in a consistent manner,and provides for the overlay of anatomy-related resource information onto the same diagram. This methodology, called ApiNATOMY, draws upon the topology of ontology graphs to automatically lay out treemaps representing body parts as well as semantic metadata linking to such ontologies. More generally, ApiNATOMY treemaps provide an efficient and manageable way to visualize large biomedical ontologies in a meaningful and consistent manner. In the anatomy domain, such treemaps will allow epidemiologists, clinicians, and biomedical scientists to review, and interact with, anatomically aggregated heterogeneous data and model resources. Such an approach supports the visual identification of functional relations between anatomically colocalized resources that may not be immediately amenable to automation by ontology-based inferencing. We also describe the application of ApiNATOMY schematics to integrate, and add value to, human phenotype-related information—results are found at http://apinatomy.org. The long-term goal for the ApiNATOMY toolkit is to support clinical and scientific graphical user interfaces and dashboards for biomedical resource management and data analytics.

  19. Spatial and temporal variation of metal concentrations in adult honeybees (Apis mellifera L.)

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    Steen, van der J.J.M.; Kraker, J.; Grotenhuis, J.T.C.

    2012-01-01

    Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) have great potential for detecting and monitoring environmental pollution, given their wide-ranging foraging behaviour. Previous studies have demonstrated that concentrations of metals in adult honeybees were significantly higher at polluted than at control locations. T

  20. Testing of the structure of macromolecular polymer films containing solid active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) particles

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    Boelcskei, E. [Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Szeged, H-6720 Szeged, Eoetvoes u. 6 (Hungary); Suevegh, K. [Laboratory of Nuclear Chemistry, Eoetvoes Lorand University, H-1518 Budapest 112, P.O. Box 32 (Hungary); Marek, T. [Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Group for Nuclear Techniques in Structural Chemistry, Eoetvoes Lorand University, H-1518 Budapest 112, P.O. Box 32 (Hungary); Regdon, G. [Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Szeged, H-6720 Szeged, Eoetvoes u. 6 (Hungary); Pintye-Hodi, K., E-mail: klara.hodi@pharm.u-szeged.h [Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Szeged, H-6720 Szeged, Eoetvoes u. 6 (Hungary)

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    The aim of the present study was to investigate the structure of free films of Eudragit{sup L} 30D-55 containing different concentrations (0%, 1% or 5%) of diclofenac sodium by positron annihilation spectroscopy. The data revealed that the size of the free-volume holes and the lifetimes of ortho-positronium atoms decreased with increase of the API concentration. Films containing 5% of the API exhibited a different behavior during storage (17 {sup o}C, 65% relative humidity (RH)) in consequence of the uptake of water from the air. -- Highlights: {yields} The aim of the present study was to investigate the structure of free films of Eudragit{sup L} 30D-55 containing different concentrations (0%, 1% or 5%) of diclofenac sodium by positron annihilation spectroscopy. {yields} The data revealed that the size of the free-volume holes and the lifetimes of ortho-positronium atoms decreased with increase of the API concentration (). {yields} The API distorts the original polymer structure, but as time goes by, the metastable structure relaxes and it is almost totally restored after 3 weeks of storage (17 {sup o}C, 65% RH).

  1. ACME algorithms for contact in a multiphysics environment API version 2.2.

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    Heinstein, Martin Wilhelm; Glass, Micheal W.; Gullerud, Arne S.; Brown, Kevin H.; Voth, Thomas Eugene; Jones, Reese E.

    2004-07-01

    An effort is underway at Sandia National Laboratories to develop a library of algorithms to search for potential interactions between surfaces represented by analytic and discretized topological entities. This effort is also developing algorithms to determine forces due to these interactions for transient dynamics applications. This document describes the Application Programming Interface (API) for the ACME (Algorithms for Contact in a Multiphysics Environment) library.

  2. Reliability of the Advanced Psychodiagnostic Interpretation (API) Scoring System for the Bender Gestalt.

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    Aucone, Ernest J.; Raphael, Alan J.; Golden, Charles J.; Espe-Pfeifer, Patricia; Seldon, Jen; Pospisil, Tanya; Dornheim, Liane; Proctor-Weber, Zoe; Calabria, Michael

    1999-01-01

    Assessed the interrater reliability of the revised Advanced Psychodiagnostic Interpretation (API) (A. Raphael and C. Golden, 1998) scoring system for the Bender Gestalt Test (L. Bender, 1938). Agreement across nine raters exceeded 90% for each of three clinical protocols, and kappa statistics indicated good interrater reliability. (SLD)

  3. Identification of clinical yeasts by Vitek MS system compared with API ID 32 C.

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    Durán-Valle, M Teresa; Sanz-Rodríguez, Nuria; Muñoz-Paraíso, Carmen; Almagro-Moltó, María; Gómez-Garcés, José Luis

    2014-05-01

    We performed a clinical evaluation of the Vitek MS matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) system with the commercial database version 2.0 for rapid identification of medically important yeasts as compared with the conventional phenotypic method API ID 32 C. We tested 161 clinical isolates, nine isolates from culture collections and five reference strains. In case of discrepant results or no identification with one or both methods, molecular identification techniques were employed. Concordance between both methods was observed with 160/175 isolates (91.42%) and misidentifications by both systems occurred only when taxa were not included in the respective databases, i.e., one isolate of Candida etchellsii was identified as C. globosa by Vitek MS and two isolates of C. orthopsilosis were identified as C. parapsilosis by API ID 32 C. Vitek MS could not identify nine strains (5.14%) and API ID 32 C did not identify 13 (7.42%). Vitek MS was more reliable than API ID 32 C and reduced the time required for the identification of clinical isolates to only a few minutes.

  4. Continuous API-crystal coating via coacervation in a tubular reactor.

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    Besenhard, M O; Thurnberger, A; Hohl, R; Faulhammer, E; Rattenberger, J; Khinast, J G

    2014-11-20

    We present a proof-of-concept study of a continuous coating process of single API crystals in a tubular reactor using coacervation as a microencapsulation technique. Continuous API crystal coating can have several advantages, as in a single step (following crystallization) individual crystals can be prepared with a functional coating, either to change the release behavior, to protect the API from gastric juice or to modify the surface energetics of the API (i.e., to tailor the hydrophobic/hydrophilic characteristics, flowability or agglomeration tendency, etc.). The coating process was developed for the microencapsulation of a lipophilic core material (ibuprofen crystals of 20 μm- to 100 μm-size), with either hypromellose phthalate (HPMCP) or Eudragit L100-55. The core material was suspended in an aqueous solution containing one of these enteric polymers, fed into the tubing and mixed continuously with a sodium sulfate solution as an antisolvent to induce coacervation. A subsequent temperature treatment was applied to optimize the microencapsulation of crystals via the polymer-rich coacervate phase. Cross-linking of the coating shell was achieved by mixing the processed material with an acidic solution (pH<3). Flow rates, temperature profiles and polymer-to-antisolvent ratios had to be tightly controlled to avoid excessive aggregation, leading to pipe plugging. This work demonstrates the potential of a tubular reactor design for continuous coating applications and is the basis for future work, combining continuous crystallization and coating.

  5. Does Year Round Schooling Affect the Outcome and Growth of California's API Scores?

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    Wu, Amery D.; Stone, Jake E.

    2010-01-01

    This paper examined whether year round schooling (YRS) in California had an effect upon the outcome and growth of schools' Academic Performance Index (API) scores. While many previous studies had examined the connection between YRS and academic achievement, most had lacked the statistical rigour required to provide reliable interpretations. As a…

  6. An Auto-Configuration System for the GMSEC Architecture and API

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    Moholt, Joseph; Mayorga, Arturo

    2007-01-01

    A viewgraph presentation on an automated configuration concept for The Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC) architecture and Application Program Interface (API) is shown. The topics include: 1) The Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC); 2) Automated Configuration Concept; 3) Implementation Approach; and 4) Key Components and Benefits.

  7. Responses of Varroa-resistant honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) to Deformed wing virus

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    The negative impact of Deformedwing virus (DWV) on European honey bees Apis mellifera is magnified by Varroa destructor parasitism. This study compared the responses of two Varroa-resistant honey bee stocks, pure Russian honey bees (RHB) and out-crossed Varroa Sensitive Hygienic bees, Pol-line (POL)...

  8. Young and old honey bee (Apis mellifera) larvae differentially prime the developmental maturation of their caregivers

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    In eusocial insects daughters rear the offspring of the queen to adulthood. In the honey bee, Apis mellifera, nurses differentially regulate larval nutrition. Among worker-destined larvae, younger instars receive an unrestricted diet paralleling that of queen larvae in protein composition but with r...

  9. Involvement of Phosphorylated "Apis Mellifera" CREB in Gating a Honeybee's Behavioral Response to an External Stimulus

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    Gehring, Katrin B.; Heufelder, Karin; Feige, Janina; Bauer, Paul; Dyck, Yan; Ehrhardt, Lea; Kühnemund, Johannes; Bergmann, Anja; Göbel, Josefine; Isecke, Marlene; Eisenhardt, Dorothea

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    The transcription factor cAMP-response element-binding protein (CREB) is involved in neuronal plasticity. Phosphorylation activates CREB and an increased level of phosphorylated CREB is regarded as an indicator of CREB-dependent transcriptional activation. In honeybees ("Apis mellifera") we recently demonstrated a particular high…

  10. Polymorphic DNA sequences of the fungal honey bee pathogen Ascosphaera apis

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    Jensen, Annette B; Welker, Dennis L; Kryger, Per

    2012-01-01

    was then compared among the different loci, and three were found to have the greatest detection power for identifying A. apis haplotypes. The described loci can help to resolve strain differences and population genetic structures, to elucidate host–pathogen interaction and to test evolutionary hypotheses...

  11. Registro de Nephridiophaga sp. (Protista: Nephridiophagidae en Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae del Sur de la región Pampeana Record of Nephridiophaga sp. (Protista: Nephridiophagidae in Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae of the southern Pampas

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    Full Text Available Durante estudios prospectivos tendientes a la detección de protistas asociados a ápidos en la región Pampeana, se observó la presencia de esporos ovales bicóncavos y grupos de esporos (cúmulos en los túbulos de Malpighi de abejas de Dufaur, partido de Saavedra, sudoeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Los esporos maduros midieron 4,8 ± 0,05 x 2,4 ± 0,03 μm y la carga (intensidad promedió 5,71 ± 1,49 x 10(6 esporos/abeja. Las detecciones se efectuaron entre julio y octubre de 2006 y la prevalencia en las colmenas positivas osciló entre 1 y 16,7 %. Las características morfológicas de los esporos, el lugar de desarrollo y la especie huésped involucrada sugieren que el microorganismo en cuestión, pertenece al género Nephridiophaga y sería N. apis Ivani, especie tipo cuyo conocimiento es extremadamente limitado. El hallazgo constituye el primer registro de un nefridiofágido asociado a A mellifera fuera del continente europeo.During surveys for the detection of protists associated to Apidae in the Pampas region, biconcave oval spores, and spore clumps were observed in the Malpighian tubules of honeybees from Dufaur, Saavedra county, southwestern Buenos Aires province. Mature spores measured 4.8 ± 0.05 x 2.4 ± 0.03 μm, and mean spore load was 5.71 ± 1.49 x 10(6 per honeybee. Detections were from July to October 2006, and prevalence in positive colonies ranged from 1 to 16.7%. Morphology of the spores, the site of development, and the identity of the host species suggest that the isolated microorganism belongs to the genus Nephridiophaga and would be N apis Ivani, the type species, knowledge on which is extremely limited. The finding constitutes the first record of a nephridiophagid in honeybees outside of Europe.

  12. Enabling Mobile Air Quality App Development with an AirNow API

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    Dye, T.; White, J. E.; Ludewig, S. A.; Dickerson, P.; Healy, A. N.; West, J. W.; Prince, L. A.

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) AirNow program works with over 130 participating state, local, and federal air quality agencies to obtain, quality control, and store real-time air quality observations and forecasts. From these data, the AirNow system generates thousands of maps and products each hour. Each day, information from AirNow is published online and in other media to assist the public in making health-based decisions related to air quality. However, an increasing number of people use mobile devices as their primary tool for obtaining information, and AirNow has responded to this trend by publishing an easy-to-use Web API that is useful for mobile app developers. This presentation will describe the various features of the AirNow application programming interface (API), including Representational State Transfer (REST)-type web services, file outputs, and RSS feeds. In addition, a web portal for the AirNow API will be shown, including documentation on use of the system, a query tool for configuring and running web services, and general information about the air quality data and forecasts available. Data published via the AirNow API includes corresponding Air Quality Index (AQI) levels for each pollutant. We will highlight examples of mobile apps that are using the AirNow API to provide location-based, real-time air quality information. Examples will include mobile apps developed for Minnesota ('Minnesota Air') and Washington, D.C. ('Clean Air Partners Air Quality'), and an app developed by EPA ('EPA AirNow').

  13. Estudio Experimental de Piezas Lineales de Hormigón Reforzadas con Fibras de Carbono Experimental Study of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Carbon Fibers

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    Full Text Available Se ha estudiado el comportamiento de seis vigas reforzadas simultáneamente con láminas y tejidos de fibra de carbono. Se analiza, para este tipo de refuerzos, la validez de dos de los métodos de cálculo posiblemente más utilizados. En ambos métodos se plantean las ecuaciones de equilibrio de fuerzas y momentos, pero se introducen suposiciones diferentes: i el acero tiene suficiente capacidad plástica para no romperse y ii el agotamiento se produce siempre por rotura de la lámina. Los resultados obtenidos ponen de manifiesto que refuerzos de láminas y tejidos de fibra de carbono influyen notablemente sobre las piezas, mejorando su capacidad portante y modificando su comportamiento estructural en cuanto a rigidez y ductilidadA study on the behaviour of six beams reinforced with carbon fiber laminates and fabrics was done. The validity of the two most commonly used methods of evaluating the effects of these reinforcements was analyzed. Both methods propose equilibrium equations based on forces and moments, although introducing two different suppositions: i that the steel posesses enough elasticity to avoid breakage, and ii failure is always produced by the breakage of the laminate. The results obtained demonstrate that carbon fiber laminates and fabric reinforcements have notable influence on the pieces, improving their loading capacities and modifying their structural behavior regarding stiffness and ductility

  14. Questionando a comensuração do carbono: Algumas emissões são mais iguais que outras

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    Full Text Available O comércio de emissões é normalmente apresentado na literatura económica como um instrumento de regulação que permite atingir um objetivo ambiental minimizando os custos. Abrindo a “caixa negra” do processo de construção de um mercado de emissões, contudo, é possível ver como pressupõe um conjunto de processos sociais que vão influenciar a sua performance de formas não previstas pelos seus defensores.Com base na literatura crítica dos mercados de carbono, este artigo apresenta uma revisão das críticas à comensuração de emissões, enquadrando‑as numa taxonomia de argumentos baseados em ideias de rigor científico, justiça, sustentabilidade ou democracia. Estes argumentos mostram como os processos de comensuração inerentes aos mercados de carbono excluem do processo de decisão informação relevante e invisibilizam atores e instituições envolvidos. A conclusão apresenta uma discussão sobre o potencial de reforma destes mercados.

  15. Alteration Summary of the 8th Edition API SPEC Q1 as Opposed to the 7th Edition%API SPEC Q1第8版相对第7版变更摘要

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    @@ API SPEC Q1是API标准中一项重要的技术政策性标准,通用于API的所有产品规范.API Q1第8版于2007年12月发布, 2008年6月15日生效.2008年6月15日以后对申请会标公司质量管理体系的审核,将按API Q1第8版的要求进行.

  16. Small Molecule APY606 Displays Extensive Antitumor Activity in Pancreatic Cancer via Impairing Ras-MAPK Signaling

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    Guo, Na; Liu, Zuojia; Zhao, Wenjing; Wang, Erkang; Wang, Jin

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    Pancreatic cancer has been found with abnormal expression or mutation in Ras proteins. Oncogenic Ras activation exploits their extensive signaling reach to affect multiple cellular processes, in which the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling exerts important roles in tumorigenesis. Therapies targeted Ras are thus of major benefit for pancreatic cancer. Although small molecule APY606 has been successfully picked out by virtual drug screening based on Ras target receptor, its in-depth mechanism remains to be elucidated. We herein assessed the antitumor activity of APY606 against human pancreatic cancer Capan-1 and SW1990 cell lines and explored the effect of Ras-MAPK and apoptosis-related signaling pathway on the activity of APY606. APY606 treatment resulted in a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of cancer cell viability. Additionally, APY606 exhibited strong antitumor activity, as evidenced not only by reduction in tumor cell invasion, migration and mitochondrial membrane potential but also by alteration in several apoptotic indexes. Furthermore, APY606 treatment directly inhibited Ras-GTP and the downstream activation of MAPK, which resulted in the down-regulation of anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2, leading to the up-regulation of mitochondrial apoptosis pathway-related proteins (Bax, cytosolic Cytochrome c and Caspase 3) and of cyclin-dependent kinase 2 and Cyclin A, E. These data suggest that impairing Ras-MAPK signaling is a novel mechanism of action for APY606 during therapeutic intervention in pancreatic cancer. PMID:27223122

  17. Pim-2 activates API-5 to inhibit the apoptosis of hepatocellular carcinoma cells through NF-kappaB pathway.

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    Ren, Ke; Zhang, Wei; Shi, Yujun; Gong, Jianping

    2010-06-01

    Pim-2 is proved to be relevant to the tumorigenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but the mechanism is unclear. We studied the relationship among Pim-2, NF-kappaB and API-5. In our experiment, expression level of the three factors and phosphorylation level of API-5, as well as NF-kappaB activity, were detected in HCC tissues and the nontumorous controls. Then Pim-2 gene was transfected into nontumorous liver cells L02, and Pim-2 SiRNA was transfected into hepatoblastoma cell line HepG2. Parthenolide was added as NF-kappaB inhibitor. The same detections as above were repeated in the cells, along with the apoptosis analysis. We found the levels of Pim-2, NF-kappaB and API-5, as well as NF-kappaB activity, were significantly higher in HCC tissues. Pim-2 level was increased in L02 cells after the transfection of Pim-2 gene, but decreased in HepG2 cells after the transfection of Pim-2 SiRNA. The levels of NF-kappaB and API-5, as well as NF-kappaB activity and API-5 phosphorylation level, were in accordance with Pim-2 level, but could be reversed by Parthenolide. Cell apoptosis rates were negatively correlated with API-5 phosphorylation level. Therefore, we infer that Pim-2 could activate API-5 to inhibit the apoptosis of liver cells, and NF-kappaB is the key regulator.

  18. Producción de aceros al carbono en hornos de arco eléctrico en condiciones de mineral de manganeso.

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    E. E. Navas Medina

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo constituye una segunda etapa de investigación relacionada con la producción de acero en hornos de arco eléctrico con revestimiento básico en condiciones de utilización de mineral de manganeso como sustituto del ferro-manganeso. En la investigación se caracteriza el acero producido utilizando el mineral de manganeso en dos variantes tecnológicas diferentes y se determinan parámetros importantes, tales como la estructura del acero obtenido, la influencia de la composición química y la temperatura en la reducción del Mn. Adicionalmente, se determina la composición química de la escoria, su basicidad e influencia en el aprovechamiento del Mn del mineral, así como, lo que significa la sustitución del FeMn en la problemática medioambiental. This present work constitutes the second stage of investigation in relation with the steel production by means of electric arc furnaces in the condition of use of manganese ores as a substitute of the ferromanganese. In the investigation, the steel manufactured is analyzed the manganese ore in two different technological variants and some important parameters are determined such as: the chemical composition's structure of the steel, the influence of temperature in the reduction of Mn. Moreover, an analysis of the chemical composition of the slag and the influence in the environmental is realized.

  19. Variación del módulo de Young con el tratamiento térmico en aceros al carbono hipoeutectoides

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    Roca, A.; Jorba, J.; Villuendas, A.

    2005-01-01

    In previous papers, several hipoeutectoide carbon steels in quenched condition showed values of Young's modulus inferior to values corresponding to tempered condition. In all cases, Young's modulus was measured by ultrasound techniques. In fact, modulus of C22E steel (EN 10083) increases from 209 GPa (quenched condition) up to 211 GPa (tempered to 650 °C); for C45E steel, modulus increases from 199 GPa to 211 GPa (tempered to 500 °C), and for C55E steel Young's modulus varies from 202 GPa to ...

  20. Registro de Nephridiophaga sp. (Protista: Nephridiophagidae en Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae del Sur de la región Pampeana

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    Santiago PLISCHUK

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante estudios prospectivos tendientes a la detección de protistas asociados a ápidos en la región Pampeana, se observó la presencia de esporos ovales bicóncavos y grupos de esporos (cúmulos en los túbulos de Malpighi de abejas de Dufaur, partido de Saavedra, sudoeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Los esporos maduros midieron 4,8 ± 0,05 x 2,4 ± 0,03 μm y la carga (intensidad promedió 5,71 ± 1,49 x 106 esporos/abeja. Las detecciones se efectuaron entre julio y octubre de 2006 y la prevalencia en las colmenas positivas osciló entre 1 y 16,7 %. Las características morfológicas de los esporos, el lugar de desarrollo y la especie huésped involucrada sugieren que el microorganismo en cuestión, pertenece al género Nephridiophaga y sería N. apis Ivanić, especie tipo cuyo conocimiento es extremadamente limitado. El hallazgo constituye el primer registro de un nefridiofágido asociado a A. mellifera fuera del continente europeo.

  1. El uso de las cubiertas verdes como reducción de la huella de carbono por absorción vegetal. Caso de Villaverde

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    Jorge Miguel Carretero Monteagudo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl tema de este trabajo es a grandes rasgos la comprobación de la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes en la reducción de la huella de carbono, centrándonos exclusivamente en las capacidades asimilativas del dióxido de carbono de la vegetación contenida sobre estas cubiertas. La presente comprobación de la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes, fue realizada sobre el contexto del distrito de Villaverde en la Periferia Sur de Madrid. Sobre este distrito, se analizaron diferentes factores en relación con la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes. Para a posteriori establecer cuáles podrían ser los casos de zona homogénea dentro del distrito que pudieran dar datos más relevantes acerca de la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes. Considerando paralelamente un análisis de las capacidades de asimilación de los diferentes tipos de cubierta verde (Intensiva y extensiva. Finalmente se establecieron cuatro escenarios de aplicación sobre las zonas más relevantes derivadas de la selección anterior, para comprobar finalmente las aportaciones en la reducción de dióxido de carbono que una cubierta verde puede aportar a un tejido urbano. Se comprobó que la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes en la absorción del dióxido de carbono es muy limitada, siendo más adecuada la regeneración natural del espacio público.Palabras clave  Reducción Dióxido Carbono Tejidos Naturalización CubiertasAbstractThe main issue of this report is the study of the green roofs reliability aimed to carbon footprint reduction, Focusing only in carbon dioxin assimilative capabilities of vegetation placed on. This study was done in the background of Villaverde district placed in the southern outskirts of Madrid. About this district, different facts related to the reliability of green roofs were analyzed, in order to remark the most relevant cases of urban fabrics within the district, whose results could be the most interesting ones about the efficiency of green roofs. In a

  2. Estudio de flujos verticales de carbono y nitrógeno en ambientes acuáticos controlados en la bahía de Knebel, Dinamarca utilizando isótopos estables de nitrógeno y carbono (15N y 13C A study of the vertical flow of carbon and nitrogen in controlled aquatic environments at the Knebel Bay, Denmark, with the use of the stable isotopes of nitrogen and carbon (15N y 13C

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    GIOVANNI DANERI

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se utilizaron isótopos estables como trazadores para caracterizar y cuantificar el flujo vertical de carbono y nitrógeno. Los experimentos se llevaron a cabo en la bahía de Knebel, Dinamarca (56 08' N, 10 11' E, en dos ambientes acuáticos controlados tipo mesocosmos. La adición de nutrientes inorgánicos estimuló el afloramiento del flagelado no-tóxico Prorocentrum minimum, determinando un comportamiento similar en las mediciones de clorofila a (Clo-a, nitrógeno orgánico particulado (NOP y carbono orgánico particulado (COP en ambos mesocosmos. Bajo condiciones no limitantes de nutrientes inorgánicos existió una baja discriminación isotópica resultando en bajos valores de delta13C en el COP en suspensión y sedimentado. El desfase entre los máximos de NOP, Clo-a y COP así como la rápida asimilación del nitrato adicionado en menos de tres días y una razón C/N variable indican que P. minimum posee una gran habilidad para asimilar nitrógeno inorgánico. La razón C/N alcanzó un mínimo al inicio del experimento, para luego aumentar una vez agotado el nitrato de la columna de agua. El nitrógeno nuevo sedimentado alcanzó un 10 a 11 % del total originalmente adicionado a la columna de agua en la forma de nitrato, sin que se observara una sedimentación masiva de P. minimum durante los días de duración de este experimentoStable isotopes were used as tracers to characterize and quantify the downward flux of carbon and nitrogen. The experiments were conducted in Knebel bay, Denmark (56 08' N, 10 11' E, in two controlled aquatic environments (mesocosm type. The addition of inorganic nutrients to the mesocosms stimulated a bloom of the non-toxic flagellate Prorocentrum minimum. A similar pattern in the concentration of chlorophyll a (Chl-a, particulate organic nitrogen (PON and particulate organic carbon (POC was observed in both mesocosms. The elevated nutrient conditions resulted in low isotopic discrimination

  3. Attack of carbonic anhydride and hydrogen sulfide on API class H cement slurries exposed to saline formation waters

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    Márquez, G.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the attack of the major ions (sulfate, chloride, and magnesium and sour gases, present in natural gas (CO2 y SH2, on API class H cement, the type used in gas wells under high pressure and temperature. The effects of these chemical agents on this cement was simulated to study the physicochemical changes due to the action of sour gases and formation water. Cement specimens were immersed in neutral solutions containing fixed concentrations of the major ions inside Parr reactors. These solutions were analysed and XRD analyses were conducted for over two months to identify mineralogical variations from 14 to 60 days. The objective of this research was to determine the effects of the joint attack of major ions and sour gases on cement pastes. The main effects of both gases, jointly or separately, on cement durability were, respectively, the carbonation process and the leaching of some components.

    Se simuló la acción agresiva de los denominados iones fundamentales (sulfato, cloruro y magnesio y los gases agrios presentes en el gas natural (CO2 y H2S sobre un cemento API clase H utilizado en pozos gasíferos a presión y temperatura elevadas, al objeto de observar sus alteraciones fisicoquímicas por la acción combinada de tales gases y las aguas de formación. Se prepararon varias probetas del material cementante para su inmersión en disoluciones neutras, conteniendo los iones fundamentales en concentraciones fijas, dentro de reactores tipo Parr. Se analizaron durante más de dos meses una serie de disoluciones en contacto con el cemento utilizado; así como, mediante DRX, la evolución de la mineralogía de dicho material entre los 14 y los 60 días. Los principales efectos de ambos gases, en conjunto o por separado, sobre la durabilidad del cemento fueron, respectivamente, la formación de carbonato cálcico y la lixiviación de algunos componentes.

  4. Calidad de los suelos de viñedo en la Denominación de Ori­gen Rioja: Indice de riesgo de encostramiento (FAO­PNUMA, contenido de carbono orgánico y relación con la fertilidad del suelo Soil quality of vineyards in the Origin Denomination Rioja: Index of overcrusting risk (FAO-PNUMA, content of organic carbon and rela­tion with soil fertility

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    F. Peregrina

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar en primera aproximación la calidad de los suelos de viñedo en la Denominación de Origen Calificada (D.O.Ca Rioja. Pa­ra ello se tomaron los 30 cm superficia­les de 123 suelos de viñedo con laboreo convencional. Se analizó el carbono or­gánico, pH, C.E., carbonatos, textura, bases de cambio y P Olsen; se determinó también el índice de riesgo de formación de costra superficial (FAO-PNUMA. Según este índice FAO-PNUMA más del 50 % de los suelos tienen un riesgo medio-alto de encostramiento. El conte­nido de carbono orgánico, está por deba­jo del 1%, inferior al nivel necesario para mantenimiento de la calidad del suelo. El carbono orgánico está correlacionado con la fracción arcilla y con el P Olsen, indicando el favorable efecto de la materia orgánica en la disponibilidad del P.The aim of this study was evaluate in first approximation the soil quality in vineyards of the Origin Denomination Rioja. For this study, soil samples were collected from 0 cm to 30 cm depth in 123 vineyards under conventional tillage, and were determined the organic carbon, pH, C.E, % carbonates, texture, ex­changeables bases and P Olsen. Also was calculated the index of overcrusting risk by FAO-PNUMA. According FAO­PNUMA index, over 50 % of the soils had a medium-high overcrusting risk. The average organic carbon content was inferior to the 1 % necessary level to maintain the quality of the soil. Also organic car­bon was correlated with the clay content and with the P Olsen, indicating the posi­tive effect of the organic matter in the P availability.

  5. AL Amyloidosis

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    Desport Estelle

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Definition of the disease AL amyloidosis results from extra-cellular deposition of fibril-forming monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig light chains (LC (most commonly of lambda isotype usually secreted by a small plasma cell clone. Most patients have evidence of isolated monoclonal gammopathy or smoldering myeloma, and the occurrence of AL amyloidosis in patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma or other B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders is unusual. The key event in the development of AL amyloidosis is the change in the secondary or tertiary structure of an abnormal monoclonal LC, which results in instable conformation. This conformational change is responsible for abnormal folding of the LC, rich in β leaves, which assemble into monomers that stack together to form amyloid fibrils. Epidemiology AL amyloidosis is the most common type of systemic amyloidois in developed countries with an estimated incidence of 9 cases/million inhabitant/year. The average age of diagnosed patients is 65 years and less than 10% of patients are under 50. Clinical description The clinical presentation is protean, because of the wide number of tissues or organs that may be affected. The most common presenting symptoms are asthenia and dyspnoea, which are poorly specific and may account for delayed diagnosis. Renal manifestations are the most frequent, affecting two thirds of patients at presentation. They are characterized by heavy proteinuria, with nephrotic syndrome and impaired renal function in half of the patients. Heart involvement, which is present at diagnosis in more than 50% of patients, leading to restrictive cardiopathy, is the most serious complication and engages prognosis. Diagnostic methods The diagnosis relies on pathological examination of an involved site showing Congo red-positive amyloid deposits, with typical apple-green birefringence under polarized light, that stain positive with an anti-LC antibody by immunohistochemistry and

  6. Vitellogenins are new high molecular weight components and allergens (Api m 12 and Ves v 6 of Apis mellifera and Vespula vulgaris venom.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Anaphylaxis due to hymenoptera stings is one of the most severe clinical outcomes of IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions. Although allergic reactions to hymenoptera stings are often considered as a general model for the underlying principles of allergic disease, venom immunotherapy is still hampered by severe systemic side effects and incomplete protection. The identification and detailed characterization of all allergens of hymenoptera venoms might result in an improvement in this field and promote the detailed understanding of the allergological mechanism. Our aim was the identification and detailed immunochemical and allergological characterization of the low abundant IgE-reactive 200 kDa proteins of Apis mellifera and Vespula vulgaris venom. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Tandem mass spectrometry-based sequencing of a 200 kDa venom protein yielded peptides that could be assigned to honeybee vitellogenin. The coding regions of the honeybee protein as well as of the homologue from yellow jacket venom were cloned from venom gland cDNA. The newly identified 200 kDa proteins share a sequence identity on protein level of 40% and belong to the family of vitellogenins, present in all oviparous animals, and are the first vitellogenins identified as components of venom. Both vitellogenins could be recombinantly produced as soluble proteins in insect cells and assessed for their specific IgE reactivity. The particular vitellogenins were recognized by approximately 40% of sera of venom-allergic patients even in the absence of cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants. CONCLUSION: With the vitellogenins of Apis mellifera and Vespula vulgaris venom a new homologous pair of venom allergens was identified and becomes available for future applications. Due to their allergenic properties the honeybee and the yellow jacket venom vitellogenin were designated as allergens Api m 12 and Ves v 6, respectively.

  7. Analisis Struktur Mikro Dan Perubahan Fasa γ-TiAl Sebagai Material Paduan Tahan Temperatur Tinggi

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    Dyka Rahayu Meyla Sari

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Kebutuhan material paduan tahan temperatur tinggi semakin meningkat salah satunya pada industri pesawat terbang. Paduan intermetalik γ-TiAl dijadikan kandidat sebagai konstruksi aplikasi temperatur tinggi karena lebih ringan dan memiliki ketahanan pembakaran yang baik. Sintesa substrat dilakukan melalui proses mechanical alloying menggunakan Modification Horizontal Ball Mill selama 10 jam dengan kecepatan 400 rpm dilanjutkan annealing pada 900oC selama 30 menit. Sintesa paduan γ-TiAl melibatkan serbuk titanium dan aluminium dengan komposisi Ti64wt%-Al. Pengujian thermal cyclic dilakukan pada temperatur 8000C selama satu jam kemudian didinginkan sampai temperatur kamar dan dibiarkan selama 30 menit untuk setiap siklusnya dengan menggunakan burner oxygen acetelene sebagai simulasi aplikasi paduan g-TiAl pada temperatur tinggi. Pengujian XRD dilakukan untuk mengidentifikasi transformasi fasa dari senyawa yang terbentuk, SEM-EDAX dilakukan untuk mengamati morfologi dan komposisi unsur dari mikrostruktur. Fasa intermealik γ-TiAl terbentuk sebagai hasil sintesa paduan setelah mechanical alloying dan annealing. Perlakuan thermal cyclic hingga  siklus kelima terbentuk oksida Al2O3, TiO2 dan Al2TiO5 sebagai produk oksidasi dari paduan γ-TiAl. Oksida SiO2 dan Mg(SiO3 muncul akibat kereaktifan unsur yang berada pada batu tahan api yang digunakan sebagai tempat spesimen saat dilakukan pemanasan sehingga kedepannya disarankan untuk tidak menggunakan batu tahan api.

  8. Avaliação da correlação entre o dióxido de carbono expirado e o débito cardíaco em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca com circulação extracorpórea Evaluación de la correlación entre el dióxido de carbono expirado y el débito cardíaco en pacientes sometidos a la cirugía cardíaca con circulación extracorpórea Correlation between end-tidal carbon dioxide levels and cardiac output during cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

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    Karina Takesaki Miyaji

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O CO2 expirado (P ET CO2 reflete, além da ventilação pulmonar (eliminação, a produção de dióxido de carbono (metabolismo e o fluxo sangüíneo pulmonar (circulação. Quando o metabolismo e a ventilação são constantes, o CO2 expirado reflete o fluxo sangüíneo pulmonar e, desta forma, o débito cardíaco (DC. Este estudo tem como objetivo a avaliação da correlação entre o dióxido de carbono expirado (P ET CO2 e o débito cardíaco em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca com circulação extracorpórea (CEC. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 25 pacientes submetidos à cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica com CEC. Após a intubação traqueal iniciou-se a monitorização da P ET CO2. A determinação do débito cardíaco (DC foi feita por método de termodiluição com o uso de cateter de Swan-Ganz e a PaCO2 foi avaliada através de gasometria arterial. Os parâmetros do estudo foram avaliados em quatro momentos: logo após a indução da anestesia geral; antes da circulação extracorpórea, ao término da circulação extracorpórea e ao final da cirurgia. RESULTADOS: O teste estatístico não demonstrou uma correlação entre o CO2 expirado e o DC, assim como o gradiente de dióxido de carbono arterial e expirado (Ga-eCO2 e o DC. Foi encontrada correlação entre a variação dos valores da P ET CO2, Ga-eCO2 e DC em relação ao basal antes da CEC com perda da correlação após a CEC até o final da cirurgia. CONCLUSÕES: Neste estudo, onde se avaliam pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca com CEC, as alterações de relação ventilação/perfusão ocorridas ao longo do procedimento são, provavelmente, os fatores determinantes da diminuição da correlação entre o débito cardíaco e o valor de dióxido de carbono expirado.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El CO2 expirado (P ET CO2 refleja, además de la ventilación pulmonar (eliminación, la producción de dióxido de carbono (metabolismo y el

  9. OpenSearch (ECHO-ESIP) & REST API for Earth Science Data Access

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    Mitchell, A.; Cechini, M.; Pilone, D.

    2010-12-01

    This presentation will provide a brief technical overview of OpenSearch, the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federated Search framework, and the REST architecture; discuss NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) ClearingHOuse’s (ECHO) implementation lessons learned; and demonstrate the simplified usage of these technologies. SOAP, as a framework for web service communication has numerous advantages for Enterprise applications and Java/C# type programming languages. As a technical solution, SOAP has been a reliable framework on top of which many applications have been successfully developed and deployed. However, as interest grows for quick development cycles and more intriguing “mashups,” the SOAP API loses its appeal. Lightweight and simple are the vogue characteristics that are sought after. Enter the REST API architecture and OpenSearch format. Both of these items provide a new path for application development addressing some of the issues unresolved by SOAP. ECHO has made available all of its discovery, order submission, and data management services through a publicly accessible SOAP API. This interface is utilized by a variety of ECHO client and data partners to provide valuable capabilities to end users. As ECHO interacted with current and potential partners looking to develop Earth Science tools utilizing ECHO, it became apparent that the development overhead required to interact with the SOAP API was a growing barrier to entry. ECHO acknowledged the technical issues that were being uncovered by its partner community and chose to provide two new interfaces for interacting with the ECHO metadata catalog. The first interface is built upon the OpenSearch format and ESIP Federated Search framework. Leveraging these two items, a client (ECHO-ESIP) was developed with a focus on simplified searching and results presentation. The second interface is built upon the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture. Leveraging the REST architecture, a

  10. Polinização de morangueiro por Apis mellifera em ambiente protegido Strawberry polinization through Apis mellifera in protected environment

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    Eunice Oliveira Calvete

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou comparar a produtividade e a qualidade dos frutos comerciáveis no morangueiro, em ambiente protegido, utilizando a espécie de abelha Apis mellifera em relação à ausência de um agente polinizador. Foram instalados dois experimentos, utilizando-se das cultivares Camarosa, Oso Grande, Diamante e Aromas (tratamentos, no período de 05 de maio a 19 de dezembro de 2006. No primeiro experimento, não havia polinizadores (testemunha. O segundo foi polinizado pela espécie de abelha Apis mellifera. Os tratamentos (cultivares foram dispostos, em cada experimento, em um delineamento completamente casualizado, com seis repetições. Foram avaliadas características de rendimento, bem como análise físico-química dos frutos de cada cultivar. Quanto ao rendimento, a maior produção obtida foi com a cultivar Camarosa tanto na ausência quanto na presença de polinizadores (907,46 g. planta-1 e 1.054,93 g. planta-1, respectivamente, ao passo que a cultivar Oso Grande apresentou menor número de frutos deformados.This work objectified to compare the productivity and the quality of the strawberry marketable fruits in protected environment, using the species of bee Apis mellifera in relation of the absence of a polinizator agent. It was installed two experiments using the cultivates Camarosa, Oso Grande, Diamante and Aromas (treatments, in the period of May 5 th until December 19th of 2006. The first experiment did not have polinizatores agents (control. The second was polinizated by the species of bee Apis mellifera. The treatments (cultivars had been arranged, in each experiment in a randomized blocks with 6 repetitions. They were evaluated income characteristics, as well as analysis physicist-chemistry of the fruits of each cultivar. For the income, the biggest production was gotten in cultivar Camarosa, for the first and the second experiment (907,46 g. plant-1 and 1054,93 g. plant-1, respectively, in the way that the cultivate

  11. Estudio comparativo del comportamiento clínico cardiovascular y electrocardiográfico en dos poblaciones expuestas a monóxido de carbono A comparative study of clinical cardiovascular and electrocardiographic patterns in two populations exposed to carbon monoxide

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    Álvaro L. FajardoZapata

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. El monóxido de carbono es un gas tóxico que por difusión simple pasa a la sangre donde se une reversiblemente con la hemoglobina formando un compuesto denominado carboxihemoglobina que desplaza al oxígeno y disminuye el contenido de oxígeno arterial. El efecto tóxico directo sobre el miocardio puede provocar arritmias cardíacas que constituyen la causa más frecuente de muerte precoz en esta intoxicación. Objetivo. Comparar los hallazgos cardiovasculares y electrocardiográficos en dos poblaciones expuestas a monóxido de carbono: una ocupacionalmente y la otra ambientalmente. Material y métodos. Estudio descriptivo transversal de prevalencias. A las poblaciones estudiadas se les realizó: examen cardiovascular y electrocardiográfico y en una muestra de sangre se determinó el nivel de carboxihemoglobina. Resultados. Las alteraciones electrocardiográficas se presentaron en mayor proporción en la población laboral 62.2%, frente a un 56% de la población ambientalmente expuesta. Dentro de las alteraciones cardiovasculares la bradicardia fue el hallazgo más importante, 24.7% en la población laboral y 14.4% en la población ambientalmente expuesta. El supradesnivel del segmento ST, se encontró en un 52% de la población laboral y un 30% en la población ambientalmente expuesta. Conclusiones. Las personas expuestas laboralmente al monóxido de carbono tienen un mayor riesgo de tener alteraciones cardiovasculares y del trazo electrocardiográfico que las personas ambientalmente expuestas (p=0.0022172, Chi2=9,36; 0.R=1,7307; 95%IC (1,21642,6425. Existe mayor riesgo entre tener valores de carboxihemoglobina superiores a 3.5% y tener alteraciones del segmento ST (p=0.0000002; Chi2=27,5443; 0.R=0,3572; 95%IC (0,24160,5281.Background: Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas which enters the blood through simple diffusion where it combines reversibly with haemoglobin; it forms a compound called carboxyhaemoglobin which displaces oxygen

  12. Development of a GIS-Based Online Discussion System for Scientists with Google Earth API and Twitter

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    Ohtake, S.; Demura, H.; Hirata, N.; Terazono, J.

    2011-03-01

    This study has developed an online discussion system cooperating with GIS for researchers in planetary sciences. We focused on mushup approach with the existing web services; Google Earth API and Twitter.

  13. The indigenous honey bees of Saudi Arabia (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Apis mellifera jemenitica Ruttner): Their natural history and role in beekeeping.

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    Alqarni, Abdulaziz S; Hannan, Mohammed A; Owayss, Ayman A; Engel, Michael S

    2011-01-01

    Apis mellifera jemenitica Ruttner (= yemenitica auctorum: videEngel 1999) has been used in apiculture throughout the Arabian Peninsula since at least 2000 BC. Existing literature demonstrates that these populations are well adapted for the harsh extremes of the region. Populations of Apis mellifera jemenitica native to Saudi Arabia are far more heat tolerant than the standard races often imported from Europe. Central Saudi Arabia has the highest summer temperatures for the Arabian Peninsula, and it is in this region where only Apis mellifera jemenitica survives, while other subspecies fail to persist. The indigenous race of Saudi Arabia differs from other subspecies in the region in some morphological, biological, and behavioral characteristics. Further taxonomic investigation, as well as molecular studies, is needed in order to confirm whether the Saudi indigenous bee populations represent a race distinct from Apis mellifera jemenitica, or merely an ecotype of this subspecies.

  14. Construction and assembly of pipelines using API 5L grade X80 tubes - considerations to be observed with high-strength steels; Construcao e montagem de dutos terrestres utilizando tubos API 5L Gr. X80

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    Oliveira, Ailton C. de; Rabello, Jose Mauricio B. [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2005-07-01

    The use of line pipes API 5L Grade X80, at the point of view of designer allows: reduction of wall thickness and pipe weight or increase of design pressure. In the pipeline construction point of view, the use of line pipes API 5L Grade X80 provide some advantages, however some difficulties must be expected in several stages of the construction and assembly. The implications in cost, productivity, inspection and integrity, with the application of these high resistance steels, complying with PETROBRAS Standard N - 464 Construcao, Montagem e Condicionamento de Dutos Terrestres (Rev. H - 2004 Dec) and the experience consolidated in pipelines construction abroad were presented. At the design stage, a comparison between pipelines designed using API 5L-X70 and API 5L-X80 was carried out approaching the aspects of variation of thickness, pressure design and design factor. An evaluation of the expected gains when choosing API 5L Grade X80 steels were done, regarding reduction of costs and pipe weight. Regarding API 5L-X80 pipe fabrication, the obtained results were reported, proving that this aspect was already overcome, showing the viability of its production in Brazil. Difficulties were detected regarding construction and assembly stage and showing the need of revision of PETROBRAS standard N-464. (author)

  15. PERLETAKAN STASIUN KERETA API DALAM TATA RUANG KOTA-KOTA DI JAWA (KHUSUSNYA JAWA TIMUR PADA MASA KOLONIAL

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    Handinoto Handinoto

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Railway Company in Indonesia started in 1860's. They were held by both government (SS- Staad Spoorwegen and private (NIS, etc. The same happened as in Europe after rev. industry, railway station's placement as new kind of building became very important in urban planning. Faster progression,in railway services in Indonesia in the begining 20 th century, that reached almost all of town in Java; caused railway station's placement, either in larger city or Kabupaten city will be importance. In the end of 19 th and 20 th century, railway transportation was one of important infrastructure.But in the second part of 20 th century, after independence, the roadway progression caused railway services become come down, so railway stations were careless. In the end of 20 th century, the dense of roadway in Java caused railway's function raise again. In general towns has been develop, so railway station placement which been though exactly in urban planning, become to make trouble for city trafic. The scoupe of this paper covered about the placement of railway station in the past, as input for development city in Java for the future. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Per kereta api an di Indonesia baru dimulai pada th. 1860 an. Perusahaan kereta api ditangani oleh dua instansi yaitu oleh pihak pemerintah (seperti: S.S - Staad Spoorwegen dan pihak swasta (seperti :NIS - Nederlandsch Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij, dan sebagainya. Seperti halnya di Eropa setelah revolusi industri, perletakkan stasiun sebagai suatu jenis bangunan baru, menjadi sangat penting dalam tata ruang kota. Dengan makin majunya per kereta api an di Indonesia pada awal abad ke 20, yang hampir mencapai seluruh kota di Jawa, maka penempatan stasiun kereta api baik di kota-kota besar maupun kota Kabupaten menjadi suatu pemikiran yang penting. Pada akhir abad ke 19 dan abad ke 20, angkutan dengan kereta api, menjadi salah satu sarana yang sangat penting, baik angkutan barang maupun manusia. Tapi

  16. Avaliação da dureza superficial de cimentos de ionômero de vidro reforçados por nanotubos de carbono

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    Mayra Manoella Perez Reis dos Santos

    Full Text Available Introdução Os cimentos de ionômero de vidro (CIV são materiais com baixa resistência à tração e ao cisalhamento, mostrando-se, portanto, contraindicados para áreas sujeitas às grandes cargas oclusais. Objetivo Avaliar o efeito da incorporação de nanotubos de carbono em CIV por meio de dureza superficial Knoop. Material e método Foram confeccionados 48 espécimes, divididos em quatro grupos, de acordo com o tipo de CIV (n=12 – convencional ou de alta viscosidade, incorporados ou não de nanotubos de carbono (NC a 2%: (A Vidrion R; (B Vidrion R + NC 2%; (C Vitro Molar, e (D Vitro Molar + NC 2%. Os espécimes foram preparados utilizando-se seringa Centrix, para inserção do material em moldes plásticos, e armazenados em água deionizada por 24 horas. Após polimento, realizou-se o teste de dureza superficial com penetrador do tipo Knoop. Foram realizadas cinco endentações em cada espécime, distanciadas entre si em 100 µm. Resultado Os valores médios de dureza foram 58,96 ± 8,29 (A, 34,81 ± 5,78 (B, 60,84 ± 4,91 (C e 41,97 ± 5,45 (D. O teste ANOVA detectou diferenças estatisticamente significantes para os dois parâmetros estudados, tipo de material (p=0,016 e inclusão de NC (p0,05, enquanto os grupos B e D apresentaram diferenças significativas (p<0,05. Ao comparar o fator incorporação ou não de NC, observou-se diferença significativa entre os grupos A e B, e entre os grupos C e D (p<0,05. Conclusão A incorporação de nanotubos de carbono influenciou negativamente os valores de dureza superficial para os dois tipos de CIV utilizados.

  17. Carbono edáfico en Chiapas: planteamiento de políticas públicas de mitigación de emisiones

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    Sara Covaleda

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    Full Text Available Ante los retos que plantea la mitigación del cambio climático en el sector AFOLU (agricultura, forestería y otros usos del suelo, es necesario plantear actividades que, a la vez que disminuyan las emisiones de CO2 a la atmósfera tengan un impacto socio-económico positivo. En Chiapas, el 76% de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero están ligadas a las actividades que realizan los productores rurales, por lo cual es fundamental que los tomadores de decisiones cuenten con herramientas sencillas de planeación que les permitan desarrollar actividades y programas de política pública encaminados a contribuir en la resolución de esta problemática. Por otra parte, en el estado, aproximadamente la mitad de las emisiones provienen de los suelos. En este trabajo, mediante análisis cartográfico, se identificaron las principales dinámicas de cambio de uso del suelo en Chiapas entre 2007 y 2011 a nivel regional, las cuales fueron: deforestación de bosques secundarios templados para establecer parcelas agrícolas de subsistencia (milpa en los Altos, deforestación de vegetación secundaria de selva alta perennifolia por ganadería extensiva en La Selva y degradación forestal de bosques de pino encino en la Sierra Madre. Utilizando modelos de dinámica de uso del suelo asociado a carbono para distintas regiones de Chiapas, se analizaron sus impactos sobre el carbono edáfico y sus costos de oportunidad para los productores. Además utilizando estos mismos modelos se propusieron actividades de política pública con impactos positivos sobre el almacén de carbono edáfico y sobre indicadores socio-económicos. Los sistemas propuestos como alternativa sustentable fueron: la labranza de conservación y el MIAF (maíz intercalado con árboles frutales, en los Altos, sistemas silvopastoriles en la Selva y protección de bosques secundarios, bosques con plan de manejo forestal y plantaciones forestales en la Sierra.

  18. Renovação do carbono-13 em figueiras 'Roxo de Valinhos' Carbon-13 turnover in fig trees 'Roxo de Valinhos'

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    Andréa Carvalho da Silva

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi determinar a taxa de renova��ão do carbono-13 ("turnover", dos diferentes órgãos da figueira 'Roxo de Valinhos'. O experimento foi conduzido no pomar da Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, FCA/UNESP, Câmpus de Botucatu-SP. Determinou-se previamente, através das trocas gasosas com um medidor aberto portátil de fotossíntese, IRGA, a principal folha fotossinteticamente ativa. Essa folha foi colocada em uma câmara onde ocorreu a injeção do gás enriquecido. O tempo de enriquecimento da folha foi de 30 minutos. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por sete plantas de figueira, que foram retiradas do solo após: 6; 24; 48; 72; 120; 168 e 360 horas do enriquecimento com 13C, e suas partes seccionadas em: gema apical, folha jovem, folhas adultas (fotossinteticamente ativas, brotações laterais, frutos e ramo. Os resultados obtidos permitiram o estabelecimento da sequência de metabolização do carbono-13 nas partições estudadas: Folhas novas > Frutos > Brotações > Folhas Adultas > Gema Apical > Ramo > Folha marcada. Plantas de figueira 'Roxo de Valinhos' apresentam reciclagem do 13C de 24 horas e um tempo de meia-vida de duração do carbono-13 inferior a 11 horas.The aim of this study was to assess carbon-13 turnover in different organs of the fig tree cultivar 'Roxo de Valinhos'. The experiment was carried out in an orchard at School of Agronomical Sciences, FCA/UNESP, Botucatu Campus, São Paulo State, Brazil. The main photosynthetically active leaf was previously determined based on gas exchanges by means of an open portable photosynthesis system, IRGA. That leaf was placed in a chamber where the enriched gas injection occurred. The leaf enrichment time was 30 minutes. Treatments were constituted of seven fig trees harvested of soil after: 6; 24; 48; 72; 120; 168 and 360 hours of enrichment using 13C, and their parts were sectioned into: apical bud, young leaves, adult leaves (photosynthetically active

  19. Analysis of API2-MALT1 fusion, trisomies, and immunoglobulin VH genes in pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma.

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    Xia, Hongjing; Nakayama, Takahisa; Sakuma, Hidenori; Yamada, Seiji; Sato, Fumihiko; Takino, Hisashi; Okabe, Mitsukuni; Fujiyoshi, Yukio; Hattori, Hideo; Inagaki, Hiroshi

    2011-09-01

    Pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma is unique in that chronic inflammation is rare and that API2-MALT1 fusion, resulting from t(11;18)(q21;q21), occurs frequently. In this study, we examined 20 cases for API2-MALT1 fusion using the multiplex reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction and looked for trisomy 3, trisomy 18, and abnormalities of MALT1 and IGH genes using fluorescence in situ hybridization. In addition, we analyzed VH genes by subcloning of the monoclonal polymerase chain reaction products. Of 20 cases studied, we detected gene abnormalities in 16: API2-MALT1 fusion in 9, trisomy 3 in 5, trisomy 18 in 4, MALT1 abnormality in 13, and IGH abnormality in 1. MALT1 gene abnormalities were concordant with API2-MALT1 fusion or trisomy 18. One case showed API2-MALT1 fusion and trisomy 3. On detection of API2-MALT1 fusion and trisomies, we were able to divide our cases into 3 groups, API2-MALT1 positive, trisomy positive, and no detectable gene abnormality, suggesting that tumor development had processed along different genetic pathways. All 20 cases were analyzed for VH genes. Most of the VH genes selected by the lymphomas belonged to the VH3 family, but there was no restriction to any particular VH fragment. Of interest, VH genes were unmutated in 7 cases, suggesting that T-cell-independent extrafollicular B-cell maturation may be important in the development of this lymphoma. In addition, both mutated and unmutated tumor cases were found to carry the API2-MALT1 fusion and trisomy 3. This observation suggests that these gene abnormalities may occur in microenvironments found before or outside of follicular germinal centers.

  20. 环境空气中臭氧API评价探讨%Study on Air Ozone API Evaluation

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    徐建平

    2012-01-01

    Air ozone API evaluation is considered that area of influence on ozone concentration exceed ambient air quality, ozone API correction on hours on ozone concentration exceed ambient air quality and Ozone average concentration exceed ambient air quality.%环境空气中臭氧API评价应考虑臭氧超标影响范围、臭氧超标小时数和超标平均浓度对臭氧API修正.