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  1. Haematological values of post-laying Arrau turtle (Podocnemis expansa) in the Orinoco River, Venezuela

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    Rossini, Mario; Blanco, P.A.; Marin, E.;

    2012-01-01

    The Arrau turtle (Podocnemis expansa) is an endangered species, as a result of long-lasting, unsustainable exploitation. To obtain reference haematological values from the wild Podocnemis expansa during postlaying, 20 turtles were captured in the Orinoco River. Blood was obtained from the dorsal...

  2. Aproveitamento de alimentos de origem animal pela tartaruga-da-amazônia: Podocnemis expansa criada em cativeiro The use of animal feed in the diet of captive Arrau sideneck: Podocnemis expansa

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    Cauê Guion de Almeida

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um trabalho para determinar o aproveitamento alimentar da farinha de carne e ossos (FCO, farinha de vísceras de aves (FVA e farinha de peixe (FP em tartaruga-da-amazônia, por meio dos coeficientes de digestibilidade aparente (CDA da matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE e energia bruta (EB. Os animais experimentais foram 136 filhotes provenientes do Projeto Quelônios da Amazônia, no estado do Mato Grosso, mantidos em caixas com renovação de água e temperatura média de 29ºC. Os CDA foram determinados com dietas contendo 0,1% do marcador óxido de crômio III (Cr2O3. Os CDA da MS, PB, EE e EB foram, respectivamente, de 79,10; 87,61; 93,83 e 79,61% para FCO; 92,45; 94,89; 96,55 e 92,71% para FV e 93,53; 95,13; 94,05 e 93,18% para FP. Os melhores coeficientes foram obtidos com a farinha de peixe e a farinha de vísceras de aves.The effect of animal feed was studied in the Arrau sideneck, by the evaluation of apparent digestibility coefficient (ADC of the dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, ether extract (EE and gross energy (GE of the meat and bone meal (MBM, poultry by-products meal (PBM and fish meal (FM. The turtles used were 136 hatchlings from Projeto Quelônios da Amazônia, State of Mato Grosso. Experimental animals were raised in plastic containers, with continuous water flow and mean temperature kept at 29ºC. ADC was determined by the use of diets labeled with 0.1% of chromium oxide III (Cr2O3. The ADC of DM, CP, EE and GE were, respectively, 79.10, 87.61, 93.83 and 79.61% for MBM, 92.45, 94.89, 96.55 and 92.71% for PBM and 93.53, 95.13, 94.05 and 93.18% for FM. The best coefficients were obtained with the fish meal and poultry by-products meal.

  3. Cytogenetic comparison of Podocnemis expansa and Podocnemis unifilis: A case of inversion and duplication involving constitutive heterochromatin

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    Gunski, Ricardo José; Cunha, Isabel Souza; Degrandi, Tiago Marafiga; Ledesma, Mario; Garnero, Analía Del Valle

    2013-01-01

    Podocnemis expansa and P. unifilis present 2n = 28 chromosomes, a diploid number similar to those observed in other species of the genus. The aim of this study was to characterize these two species using conventional staining and differential CBG-, GTG and Ag-NOR banding. We analyzed specimens of P. expansa and P. unifilis from the state of Tocantins (Brazil), in which we found a 2n = 28 and karyotypes differing in the morphology of the 13th pair, which was submetacentric in P. expansa and telocentric in P. unifilis. The CBG-banding patterns revealed a heterochromatic block in the short arm of pair 13 of P. expansa and an interstitial one in pair 13 of P. unifilis, suggesting a pericentric inversion. Pair 14 of P. unifilis showed an insterstitial band in the long arm that was absent in P. expansa, suggesting a duplication in this region. Ag-NORs were observed in the first chromosome pair of both species and was associated to a secondary constriction and heterochromatic blocks. PMID:24130442

  4. Pivotal temperature and sexual dimorphism of Podocnemis expansa hatchlings (Testudines: Podocnemididae from Bananal Island, Brazil

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    Adélio Lubiana

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A common problem when trying to identify the sex of hatchling turtles is that juveniles are not obviously externally dimorphic and current techniques to identify sex are often invasive. In this paper, 300 eggs of Podocnemis expansa from Bananal Island, state of Tocantins (Brazil, were incubated at constant temperatures. The carapaces of the hatchlings were photographed and subjected to geometric morphometric analysis. The hatchlings were subsequently euthanized and had their gonads removed for sex determination. The pivotal temperature of P. expansa was 33.5ºC, confirming that this species has the highest pivotal temperature among reptiles. Geometric morphometric analysis of the shape of the carapace proved efficient in differentiating the sex of the hatchlings and confirmed that this methodology can be efficient for studies that need to ascertain the sex ratio in P. expansa hatchlings.

  5. TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE MORPHOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL OF TURTLES (Podocnemis expansa and P. unifilis ON A RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY

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    Wallace Alves Barroso

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar os conhecimentos biológicos e a ecologia das espécies Podocnemis expansa (Tartaruga e Podocnemis unifilis (Tracajá na comunidade ribeirinha situada na bacia do Rio Araguaia no município de Santa Terezinha-MT, e entender a relação da comunidade com estas espécies. A característica importante para comunidade diferenciar essas espécies foi o casco. A morfologia desses animais é reconhecida pelos entrevistados. A comunidade estudada diferenciou as espécies pelo padrão morfológico e aparência dos indivíduos, demonstrando intrínseca relação etnoecológica. Palavras-chave: quelônios, Araguaia, conhecimento tradicional.

  6. Nesting ecology of Podocnemis expansa (Schweigger, 1812 and Podocnemis unifilis (Troschel, 1848 (Testudines, Podocnemididae in the Javaés River, Brazil

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    PD. Ferreira Júnior

    Full Text Available Nest site has influence on incubation duration and hatching success of two Neotropical turtles, the Giant Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis expansa and Yellow-Spotted Side-Neck Turtle (Podocnemis unifilis - "Tracajá". The 2000 and 2001 nesting seasons have been monitored at the Javaés River in Bananal Island, Brazil. Although they nest on the same beaches, there is a separation of the nesting areas of P unifilis and P. expansa nests on the upper parts of the beach. The incubation duration for P. expansa is influenced by the nesting period, the height of the nest from the river, the clutch size, and the grain size in the site of the nest. Nests of Podocnemis expansa placed in coarse sediments have shorter incubation duration than those placed in finer sediments. The hatching success in P. expansa is influenced by grain size, incubation duration, and nesting period. The grain size is negatively correlated with hatching success, indicating that the nests situated in finer-grained sand have better chances of successful egg hatching than those in coarser-grained sand. Nests of the end of the reproductive season have lower hatching success and incubation duration than those at the start of the season. For P. unifilis, the nesting period and nest depth influence the incubation duration; moreover, the river dynamics significantly affect the hatching success. The oscillation of the river level and the moment of initial increase, the height of the nest from the river level, and the nesting period are all decisive components for hatching success. The results of this research show the importance of protecting areas with great geological diversity, wherein the features of the environment can affect the microenvironment of nests, with consequences on incubation duration and hatching success.

  7. Morphology, development and heterochrony of the carapace of Giant Amazon River Turtle Podocnemis expansa (Testudines, Podocnemidae

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    Lucélia G. Vieira

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: With aim to report the ontogeny of the osseous elements of the carapace in Peurodiras, 62 embryos and 43 nestlings of Podocnemis expansa were collected and submitted to the clearing and staining technique of bones and cartilages and study of serial histological slices. The carapace has mixed osseous structure of endo and exoskeleton, formed by 8 pairs of costal bones associated with ribs, 7 neural bones associated with neural arches, 11 pairs of peripheral bones, 1 nuchal, 1 pygal and 1 suprapygal. This structure begins its formation in the beginning of stage 16 with the ossification of the periosteal collar of the ribs. With exception of the peripheral bones, the other ones begin their ossification during the embrionary period. In histologic investigation it was found that the costal bones and neural bones have a close relation to the endoskeleton components, originating themselves as intramembranous expansions of the periosteal collar of the ribs and neural arches, respectively. The condensation of the mesenchyme adjacent to the periosteal collar induces the formation of spikes that grow in trabeculae permeated by fibroblasts below the dermis. The nuchal bone also ossifies in an intramembranous way, but does not show direct relation to the endoskeleton. Such information confirms those related to the other Pleurodira, mainly with Podocnemis unifilis, sometimes with conspicuous variations in the chronology of the ossification events. The formation of dermal plates in the carapace of Pleurodira and Criptodira follow the same pattern.

  8. Chemical characteristics and thickness of Podocnemis expansa post-hatching eggshells (Testudines, Podocnemididae

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    Caio Henrique Ferreira

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Knowledge on chemical components of the post-hatching eggshell of reptiles may provide indicators of the quality of the diet offered to females kept in captivity. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the chemical characteristics of the calcareous layer, as well as the thickness of Podocnemis expansa post-hatching eggshells. Eggshell thickness was 183±1.405 µm. This value is similar to that of the eggs of other Testudines with flexible eggshells. As for the chemical composition, the following percentages were observed: nitrogen 7.983 ± 0.054; crude protein 49.91 ± 0.324; crude fat 0.068 ± 0.002; mineral matter 20.302 ± 0.807; calcium 13.374 ± 0.647; and phosphorus 0.176 ± 0.003. Knowledge on chemical composition of the eggshell may aid the nutrition of P. expansa raised in commercial facilities, once this species is an alternative and promising source of exotic meat.

  9. Enterobacteriaceae in mouth and cloaca of podocnemis expansa and P. Unifilis (testudines: chelonia) populations of national park of araguaia plains, Brazil

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    de Morais, Paula Benevides; de Souza, Denise Rodrigues; de Sousa, Francisca Maria Pinheiro; de Oliveira, Kleverson Wessel; Pimenta, Raphael Sanzio

    2011-01-01

    Shigella flexnerii and Escherichia coli were the most frequent Gram-negative bacteria found in the mouth cavity and cloacae of the turtles Podocnemis expansa and P. unifilis on beaches in the National Park of Araguaia, Brazil. Reptiles are known as Salmonella carriers, despite rarely isolated in these turtles. PMID:24031664

  10. Use and commercialization of Podocnemis expansa (Schweiger 1812 (Testudines: Podocnemididae for medicinal purposes in two communities in North of Brazil

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    Santana Gindomar G

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Throughout Brazil a large number of people seek out reptiles for their meat, leather, ornamental value and supposed medicinal importance. However, there is a dearth of information on the use of reptiles in folk medicine. In North Brazil, the freshwater turtle, Podocnemis expansa, is one of the most frequently used species in traditional medicines. Many products derived from P. expansa are utilized in rural areas and also commercialized in outdoor markets as a cure or treatment for different diseases. Here we document the use and commercialization of P. expansa for medicinal purposes in the state of Pará, Northern Brazil. Methods Data were gathered through interview-questionnaires, with some questions left open-ended. Information was collected in two localities in Pará State, North of Brazil. In the City of Belém, data was collected through interviews with 23 herbs or root sellers (13 men and 10 women. Attempts were made to interview all animal merchants in the markets visited. In fishing community of the Pesqueiro Beach, interviews were done with 41 inhabitants (23 men and 18 women and during the first contacts with the local population, we attempted to identify local people with a specialized knowledge of medicinal animal usage. Results P. expansa was traded for use in traditional medicines and cosmetics. Fat and egg shells were used to treat 16 different diseases. Turtle fat was the main product sold. The demand for these products is unknown. However, the use of this species in folk medicine might have a considerable impact on wild population, and this must be taken into account for the conservation and management of this species. Conclusion Our results indicated that the use and commercialization of P. expansa products for medicinal purposes is common in North of Brazil. More studies regarding the use and commerce of Brazilian turtles are urgently needed in order to evaluate the real impact of such activities on natural

  11. Ontogenia dos ossos do esqueleto da tartaruga-da-amazônia Podocnemis expansa Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines, Podocnemididae)

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    Vieira, Lucélia Gonçalves

    2008-01-01

    CAPITULO 2: O cágado Podocnemis expansa está distribuído pela bacia amazônica e ocorre em quase todos os seus afluentes. O esqueleto dos vertebrados é composto de cartilagem e osso e representa o produto de células de três linhagens embrionárias distintas. O crânio é formado por células da crista neural. O conhecimento do critério biológico para a seqüência de formação óssea é de suma importância para o entendimento da ontogenia. Assim, o propósito do presente estudo foi est...

  12. Avaliação da predação de Podocnemis expansa e Podocnemis unifilis (Testudines, Podocnemididae no rio Javaés, Tocantins Evaluation of predation in Podocnemis expansa and Podocnemis unifilis (Testudines, Podocnemididae in the Javaés River, Tocantins

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    Giovanni Salera Junior

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Podocnemis expansa e P. unifilis são animais de vida longa, com uma demorada maturação sexual, o que influencia uma baixa taxa de substituição de indivíduos. Suas populações são caracterizadas por uma pequena mortalidade dos animais adultos, mas alta taxa de mortalidade de filhotes e embriões. Sendo a predação natural de ninhos e filhotes um dos fatores mais importantes do baixo sucesso de eclosão dessas espécies. No rio Javaés, os ovos e recém-eclodidos podem ser predados por uma grande diversidade de animais: dentre as aves, urubus (Coragyps atratus e Cathartes aura, carcará (Polyborus plancus, jaburu (Jabiru mycteria; lagartos (Tupinambis teguixin e mamíferos de pequeno porte, coati (Nasua nasua e cachorro-do-mato (Cerdocyon thous. Do total anual de desovas de P. unifilis em média 65,98% são predadas, sendo 41,68% de forma total e 24,30% parcialmente. Enquanto que apenas 5,31% das ninhadas de P. expansa são sempre parcialmente predadas. Dentre os predadores aquáticos existem diversos peixes, principalmente piranhas (Serrasalmus nattereri e jacarés (Melanosuchus niger e Caimam crocodilus. Os predadores das fêmeas de P. unifilis são: jacaré-açu (Melanosuchus niger, onça-pintada (Panthera onca e onça-parda (Puma concolor. Enquanto que as fêmeas de P. expansa em postura, somente são predadas por P. onca. As fêmeas de P. unifilis em postura são predadas num total médio de 3,93% anualmente, enquanto que para P. expansa a média anual é 5,66% das fêmeas.Podocnemis expansa and P. unifilis long lived with late sexual maturation, which influences a low replacement rate of individuals. Their populations are characterized by low adults mortality, but high mortality of embryos and hatchlings. The natural nest predation is an important factor for hatchling success. In Javaés River, the eggs and hatchlings can be predated by a large number of animals such as birds, vultures (Coragyps atratus and Cathartes aura, carcar

  13. Association of acepromazine with propofol in giant amazon turtles Podocnemis expansa reared in captivity Associação da acepromazina com propofol em tartarugas-da-amazônia Podocnemis expansa criadas em cativeiro

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    José Roberto Ferreira Alves-Júnior

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of different concentrations of an anesthetic association in giant amazon turtles (Podocnemis expansa. METHODS: Twenty healthy P. expansa of both sexes weighing between 1.0 and 1.5kg commercially bred in the Araguaia River Valley, Goias, Brazil, were separated into two groups (G1 n=10 and G2 n=10. Each group received a respective protocol: P1= acepromazine (0.5 mg/kg IM and propofol (5 mg/kg IV and P2 = acepromazine (0.5 mg/kg IM and propofol (10 mg/kg IV. The acepromazine was administered in the left thoracic member and the propofol in the cervical vertebral sinus. Assessments were made of the anesthetic parameters of locomotion, muscle relaxation, response to pain stimuli in the right thoracic and pelvic members and heartbeat. RESULTS: The anesthetic induction time was the same for both protocols (P1 and P2; however the P2 effects were of a longer duration. CONCLUSION: The sedation achieved with both protocols (P1 and P2 were satisfactory for the biological sample collection, physical examinations and minor surgeries on this species.OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos de uma associação anestésica com diferentes concentrações em tartarugas-da-amazônia (Podocnemis expansa. MÉTODOS: Vinte P. expansa, hígidas, de ambos os sexos, com massa corporal entre 1,0 e 1,5 kg, de um criatório comercial localizado no vale do rio Araguaia, Goiás, Brasil, foram distribuídas em dois grupos (G1 n=10 e G2 n=10. Cada grupo recebeu um protocolo sendo: P1 = acepromazina (0,5 mg/kg IM e propofol (5 mg/kg IV e P2 = acepromazina (0,5 mg/kg IM e propofol (10 mg/kg IV, aplicados nos grupos G1 e G2, respectivamente. A acepromazina foi aplicada no membro torácico esquerdo e o propofol no seio vertebral cervical. Foram avaliados os parâmetros anestésicos: locomoção, relaxamento muscular, resposta aos estímulos dolorosos no membro torácico direito e nos membros pelvinos e frequência cardíaca. RESULTADOS: O tempo de indução anest

  14. Association of midazolam with ketamine in giant Amazon river turtles Podocnemis expansa breed in captivity Associação de midazolam com cetamina em tartarugas da Amazônia Podocnemis expansa de cativeiro

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    José Roberto Ferreira Alves-Júnior

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Evaluate the effects of two anesthetic associations in giant Amazon river turtles (P. expansa. METHODS: Twenty P. expansa, healthy, of both sexes, with weights between 1.0 and 1.5 kg of a commercial breeding facility located in the valley of the Araguaia River, Goiás, Brazil, were divided into two groups ( G1 n = 10 and G2 n = 10. Each group received a protocol being: P1 = midazolam (2 mg/kg IM and ketamine (20 mg/kg IM and P2 = midazolam (2 mg/kg IM and ketamine (60 mg/kg IM, applied on G1 and G2, respectively. The drugs were applied in the left forelimb. The clinical parameters evaluated were: locomotion, muscle relaxation, response to pain stimuli in the right thoracic and pelvic members and heart rate. These assessments were made at time 0 (immediately after injection and times of 5, 10, 20, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 minutes after the injections. RESULTS: Group 2 showed a higher heart rate than G1 and more rapid and prolonged immobilization. CONCLUSION: The sedation scores obtained by these protocols (P1 and P2 were satisfactory, with possible pharmacological contention for collecting biological samples and physical examination in P. expansa.OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos de duas associações anestésicas em tartarugas da Amazônia em (Podocnemis expansa. MÉTODOS: Vinte P. expansa, hígidas, de ambos os sexos, com massa corporal entre 1,0 e 1,5 kg, de um criatório comercial localizado no vale do rio Araguaia, Goiás, Brasil, foram distribuídas em dois grupos (G1 n=10 e G2 n=10. Cada grupo recebeu um protocolo sendo: P1 = midazolam (2 mg/kg IM com cetamina (20 mg/kg IM e P2 = midazolam (2 mg/kg IM com cetamina (60 mg/kg IM, aplicados nos grupos G1 e G2, respectivamente. Os fármacos foram aplicados no membro torácico esquerdo. Os parâmetros clínicos avaliados foram: locomoção, relaxamento muscular, resposta aos estímulos dolorosos nos membros torácico direito e pelvinos e freqüência cardíaca. Essas avalia

  15. A new genus and a new species of Cladorchiidae (Digenea: Dadayiinae) from Podocnemis expansa (Chelonia) of the neotropical region, State of Pará, Brazil.

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    Knoff, Marcelo; Brooks, Daniel Rusk; Mullins, Maria Cristina; Gomes, Delir Corrêa

    2012-04-01

    A new species of amphistome digenean from the stomach and intestine of Podocnemis expansa (Pelomedusidae), of the tropical rain forest, from the State of Pará, Brazil, is described and allocated to a new genus ( Oriximinatrema noronhae ). The new species is characterized by the presence of an esophageal bulb, an esophageal extension uncovered by an extension of the pharyngeal sacs, a well-developed cirrus sac, post-bifurcal genital sucker, a ventro-terminal acetabulum with an anterior lip, and medium-sized eggs. This is the first report of a Dadayiinae trematode infecting a reptilian host.

  16. Composição nutricional do casco da tartaruga-da-Amazônia (Podocnemis expansa criada em cativeiro e em idade de abate Centesimal nutrition of the tartaruga-da-Amazônia Podocnemis expansa shell bred in captivity and at slaughter age

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    Renata Cristina Scarlato

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available A criação de tartarugas em cativeiro no Brasil vem se expandindo nos últimos anos, destacando-se o aumento do volume de abate da espécie Podocnemis expansa para obtenção de carne. Este estudo foi realizado na UFRuralRJ, objetivando-se analisar quantitativamente a composição centesimal, valor calórico, teor de colesterol, perfil em ácidos graxos e aminoácidos, e minerais de 60 cascos de P. expansa em idade de abate mantidas em criatório legalizado e registrado pelo IBAMA. Concluiu-se que o casco de P. expansa é rico em nutrientes, apresentando proteína de alto valor biológico para adultos, lipídios, ácidos graxos essenciais, minerais e baixo teor de colesterol, possibilitando sua utilização como suplemento nutricional após estudos futuros comprobatórios da biodisponibilidade dos nutrientes presentes.Breeding of turtles in Brazil has increased recently, and the increase of the volume of the species Podocnemis expansa to obtain meat is significant. This study was done at UFRuralRJ, and the aim was to analyse the centesimal composition, caloric value, tenor of cholesterol, fatty acids and amino acids and minerals of 60 P. expansa shells quantitativity at slaughter age maintained by IBAMA, a legal and registered breeder. It can be concluded that the P. expansa shell is rich in nutrients, with a high biological value protein for adults, lipids, essentials fatty acids, minerals and low tenor of cholesterol, possible to use as a nutritional supplement after corroborating future studies of the biodisponibility of the present nutrients.

  17. Yeasts Occurring in Surface and Mouth Cavity of Two Chelonian Species, Podocnemis expansa Schweigger and P. unifilis Troschel (Reptilia: Chelonia: Pelomedusidae, in the Javaés River Border of Araguaia National Park in Brazil

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    Paula Benevides de Morais

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Thirty-eight specimens of free-ranging Podocnemis expansa (Amazon turtle and 22 of P. unifilis (Tracajá were screened for yeast isolation from surface (plastron, skin, and nails, eye, and mouth cavity. A hundred and eighteen yeast isolates belonging to 39 species were obtained. Debaryomyces hansenii, Candida galli, C. sake, and Rhodotorula mucilaginosa were the most frequent species isolated from these chelonians. Species diversity measured by Shannon's index was shown to be low and a degree of dominance could be detected as species known as potential pathogens were commonly isolated. The effective number of species in plastron of P. expansa was higher than in mouth samples, but not in P. unifilis probably due to dietary factors. P. expansa animals were captured on the beaches, and the superficial yeast populations may include terrestrial species. P. unifilis animals were captured in the water and the yeasts from superficial sites may represent species from river water.

  18. Yeasts Occurring in Surface and Mouth Cavity of Two Chelonian Species, Podocnemis expansa Schweigger and P. unifilis Troschel (Reptilia: Chelonia: Pelomedusidae), in the Javaés River Border of Araguaia National Park in Brazil

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    de Morais, Paula Benevides; Pimenta, Raphael Sanzio; Tavares, Inara Brito; de Garcia, Virginia; Rosa, Carlos Augusto

    2010-01-01

    Thirty-eight specimens of free-ranging Podocnemis expansa (Amazon turtle) and 22 of P. unifilis (Tracajá) were screened for yeast isolation from surface (plastron, skin, and nails), eye, and mouth cavity. A hundred and eighteen yeast isolates belonging to 39 species were obtained. Debaryomyces hansenii, Candida galli, C. sake, and Rhodotorula mucilaginosa were the most frequent species isolated from these chelonians. Species diversity measured by Shannon's index was shown to be low and a degree of dominance could be detected as species known as potential pathogens were commonly isolated. The effective number of species in plastron of P. expansa was higher than in mouth samples, but not in P. unifilis probably due to dietary factors. P. expansa animals were captured on the beaches, and the superficial yeast populations may include terrestrial species. P. unifilis animals were captured in the water and the yeasts from superficial sites may represent species from river water. PMID:20936145

  19. Ontogeny of the cranial bones of the giant amazon river turtle Podocnemis expansa Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines, Podocnemididae - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i2.5777 Ontogeny of the cranial bones of the giant amazon river turtle Podocnemis expansa Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines, Podocnemididae - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i2.5777

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    Fabiano Campos Lima

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available In order to determine the normal stages of formation in the sequence of ossification of the cranium of Podocnemis expansa in its various stages of development, embryos were collected starting on the 18th day of natural incubation and were subjected to bone diaphanization and staining. In the neurocranium, the basisphenoid and basioccipital bones present ossification centers in stage 19, the supraoccipital and opisthotic in stage 20, the exoccipital in stage 21, and lastly the prooptic in stage 24. Dermatocranium: the squamosal, pterygoid and maxilla are the first elements to begin the ossification process, which occurs in stage 16. However, ossification centers begin to appear in stage 17 in most of these bone elements, i.e., the frontal, jugal, postorbital, parietal, premaxilla and prefrontal, followed by the palatine and quadratojugal in stage 19 and lastly by the vomer in stage 25. The quadrate bone of the splanchnocranium ossifies in stage 23. The mandible and hyoid apparatus, the dentary, coronoid and supra-angular, show ossification centers in stage 16 and the branchial horn I in stage 17. The sequence and synchronization of ossification in P. expansa show similarities as well as differences when compared with other species of Testudines.In order to determine the normal stages of formation in the sequence of ossification of the cranium of Podocnemis expansa in its various stages of development, embryos were collected starting on the 18th day of natural incubation and were subjected to bone diaphanization and staining. In the neurocranium, the basisphenoid and basioccipital bones present ossification centers in stage 19, the supraoccipital and opisthotic in stage 20, the exoccipital in stage 21, and lastly the prooptic in stage 24. Dermatocranium: the squamosal, pterygoid and maxilla are the first elements to begin the ossification process, which occurs in stage 16. However, ossification centers begin to appear in stage 17 in most of these

  20. Morfometria e histologia das gônadas de machos e fêmeas recém-eclodidos de Podocnemis expansa e Podocnemis unifilis (Testudines, Podocnemididae=Morphometry and histology of the gonads of males and females hatchlings of Podocnemis expansa and Podocnemis. unifilis (Testudines, Podocnemididae

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    Adson Gomes de Ataídes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Considerando a importância da técnica histológica na sexagem de quelônios e os poucos trabalhos direcionados para esta técnica, é proposto neste estudo caracterizar morfometricamente e histologicamente as gônadas de P. expansa e P. unifilis. Todos os espécimes utilizados neste trabalho foram procedentes do rio Javaés, entorno do Parque Nacional do Araguaia, Estado do Tocantins, Brasil. Após estudo sob estereomicroscópio, foram coletadas as gônadas para o procedimento histológico de rotina. Foram analisadas 187 amostras de P. expansa, das quais 81,2% foram identificadas como fêmeas e 18,7% como machos; e 98 de P. unifilis, das quais 31,6% eram fêmeas e 68,4% machos. Não foram verificadas diferenças microscópicas relevantes na sexagem entre estas espécies. Os critérios utilizados no diagnóstico microscópico foram principalmente a morfologia das gônadas, a presença do apêndice no oviduto remanescente, a morfologia do oviduto e as características das células de revestimento dos folículos e túbulos seminíferos. Quando comparadas as medidas biométricas dos ovários e testículos, somente foram observadas diferenças para a largura. Considering the importance of the histological sexing technique of turtles and the few works directed to this objective, it was proposed in this study to morphometrically and histologically characterize the gonads of P. unifilis and P. expansa. All specimens used in this work originated in the Javaés river, around the Araguaia National Park, Tocantins State, Brazil. Following a study under a stereoscope, the gonads were collected for the routine histological procedure. A total of 187 samples of P. expansa were analyzed, of which 81.2% were identified as female and 18.7% as male; as well as 98 P. unifilis samples, of which 31.6% were female and 68.4% males. No relevant microscopic differences were verified in the sexing between these species. The criteria used in the microscopically diagnosis

  1. Morfometria do trato digestório da tartaruga-da-Amazônia (Podocnemis expansa criada em sistema comercial Digestive tract morphometric of tartaruga-da-Amazônia (Podocnemis expansa kept in commercial captive systems

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    Vera Lúcia Ferreira Luz

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available Estudos de parâmetros morfométricos do trato gastrointestinal (TGI são necessários para o conhecimento dos processos digestórios dos alimentos no organismo animal e indicar a preferência alimentar de uma espécie. Foram amostrados, bimensalmente, 100 filhotes capturados aleatoriamente em oito criadouros no município de Diorama, Goiás. O experimento foi conduzido com animais entre 23 a 29 meses de idade, que tiveram seus desempenhos avaliados por medidas biométricas do comprimento retilíneo da carapaça e do peso. Para o cálculo das relações corporais dos órgãos tomou-se como base o peso vivo individual de cinco tartarugas, em cada idade estudada, perfazendo um total de quatro colheitas com 20 exemplares de cada criadouro. As análises de comparação de médias foram realizadas pelo teste de Duncan. Os resultados indicaram que o estômago representou maior percentual do trato digestório, com 44,20%, seguido pelo intestino delgado, 28,48%, e o intestino grosso, com 20,93%, baseados na relação corporal com o TGI vazio. O TGI cheio apresentou comprimento médio de 72,75 cm. Para o intestino delgado foi obtida a média de 46,68 cm e para o intestino grosso 14,00 cm. As análises das relações corporais indicaram que o estômago e o intestino delgado apresentaram maior capacidade de armazenamento, sugerindo que desempenham importante função na digestão de alimentos consumidos.It is necessary to carry out a study that focuses on the morphometrical parameters of the gastrointestinal tract (TGI, which can provide subsidies for getting knowledge about the digestive processes that happen into the animal organism. Bimontly, it was sampled 100 P. expansa hatchlings, which were randomly captured from eight commercial flocks located at the county of Diorama, State of Goiás/Brazil. The experiment was conducted with animals of 23 to 29 months of ages, from which the biometrical measures were taken, in order to evaluate their growth

  2. Methodological limitations of counting total leukocytes and thrombocytes in reptiles (Amazon turtle, Podocnemis expansa: an analysis and discussion Limitações metodológicas de contagens de leucócitos e trombócitos totais em répteis (tartaruga da Amazônia, Podocnemis expansa: uma análise e discussão

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    Marcos Tavares-Dias

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to compare three different methods for counting white blood cells [WBC] (Natt and Herrick method, estimation with 1,000 and 2,000 erythrocytes and three methods for counting total thrombocytes [TT] (Wojtaszek method, estimation with 1,000 and 2,000 erythrocytes in a South American freshwater turtle species, Podocnemis expansa, Schweigger 1812 (Reptilia, Pelomedusidae. Direct WBC counts using the Natt and Herrick method showed limitations, which are discussed here. The WBC and TT counts using 1,000 erythrocytes from blood smears are not recommended for Amazon turtles nor other reptilian species, since wide variation in counts can be observed. Estimation methods for determining WBC and TT based on 2,000 erythrocytes of blood smears were most acceptable because they allow a differentiation between leukocytes and thrombocytes and also had a smaller variation. The methods investigated here for the Amazon turtle, which have been widely used in other reptile species, provided evidence that the most acceptable method is not that of using diluted stains and a hemocytometer.O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar três diferentes métodos para contar leucócitos totais [LT] (método de Natt & Herrick, de estimação em 1000 e 2000 eritrócitos e três métodos para contar trombócitos totais [TT] ( método de Wojtaszek, de estimação em 1000 e 2000 eritrócitos em uma espécie de tartaruga de água doce da América do Sul, Podocnemis expansa, Schweigger 1812 (Reptilia, Pelomedusidae. As contagens diretas de LT usando o método de Natt & Herrick mostraram limitações que são aqui discutidas. As contagens de LT e TT usando estimativa em 1000 eritrócitos na extensão sanguínea não são recomendadas para tartaruga-da-Amazônia nem para outras espécies de répteis, pois houve ampla variação nestas contagens. Os métodos para determinar LT e TT baseados em 2000 eritrócitos nas extensões sanguíneas foram mais aceitáveis porque

  3. Comportamento e preferência alimentar em Podocnemis expansa (Schweigger, P. unifilis (Troschel e P. sextuberculata (Cornalia em cativeiro (Testudines, Pelomedusidae Feeding behavior and food preference of Podocnemis expansa (Schweigger, P. unifilis (Troschel and P. sextuberculata (Cornalia in captivity (Testudines, Pelomedusidae

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    Adriana Malvasio

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available The feeding behavior and the food preference was studied in P. expansa (Schweigger, 1812 P. unifilis (Troschel, 1848 and P. sextuberculata (Cornalia, 1849. The method used for feeding behavior and food preference was the sampling of all occurrences. The Students' t test was applied on the food items, to compare differences during the development of each species. The main conclusions are: feeding behavior for food, except alive animals, is divided in foraging, approach, olfactory recognition, capture, laceration and ingestion; the persecution behavior was observed for prey activity; cleptoparasitism occurs in the three species and neustophagia mechanism was detected in P. unifilis; P. sextuberculata shows to be almost only carnivorous and P. expansa and P. unifilis show to be omnivorous; P. expansa can be considered more herbivorous in captivity than P. unifilis during the age between one and five years old and more than five years old; P. expansa is more sensitive than P. unifilis concerning the alteration of the food place, mainly the meat, decreasing its consumption, if it is put on a dry place.

  4. New distribution data for Podocnemis erythrocephala (Spix) with remarks on some other turtle taxa (Reptilia: Chelonia: Pelomedusidae)

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    Hoogmoed, M.S.; Avila-Pires, de T.C.S.

    1990-01-01

    During fieldwork in the Lago de Faro, the lower reaches of the Rio Nhamundá, on the border of the Brazilian states of Pará and Amazonas, several species of pelomedusid turtles were observed. Podocnemis erythrocephala and P. unifilis occur in the area and breed there; P. expansa seems to be absent or

  5. New records of digeneans from Podocnemis spp. (Testudines, Podocnemididae from Iquitos, Peru

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    Manuel Tantaleán

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available We obtained 8 digestive tract of the turtle Podocnemis expansa and 18 of P. unifilis from the Belen market (Iquitos, Peru. Only digeneans were studied and identified. Four species were found: Nematophila grandis (Diesing, 1839 Travassos, 1934, Halltrema avitellina Lent & Freitas, 1939, Podocnemitrema papillosum Alho & Vicente, 1964 and Telorchis hagmanni Lent & Freitas, 1937. Halltrema avitellina, Podocnemitrema papillosum and Telorchis hagmanni are new records from Peru.

  6. Serie normal del desarrollo organogénico embrionario de Podocnemis unifilistroschel, 1949 (testidinata, pelomedusinae

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    Guzman Ballesteros Nory Astrid

    1992-11-01

    Full Text Available The histological and organogenical development of the turtle Podocnemis unifilis are presented. This study covers 28 chronological steps which were defined in a period of 95 days.Se presenta el desarrollo histologico y organogénico de la tortuga Podocnemis unifilis. El estudio abarca 28 fases cronologicas registradas durante un período de 95 días.

  7. Abundance, Population Structure and Conservation of Podocnemis lewyana (Podocnemididae at the Prado River, Colombia

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    Adriana González-Zárate

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Along the Prado River, at southeast of Colombia, there is a population of Podocnemis lewyana, an endemic and endangered river turtle. Relative abundance, population structure and conservation threats were determined using field data obtained in 2007 and 2009. Relative abundance was estimated by turtle catch per unit of time, which was used to comparebetween the two sampling years. Additionally, turtles per kilometer were counted in 2009 alone, to compare with other populations distributed in the north of the country.The population structure was determined by the frequency of individuals of several size classes and sex ratio of captured animals. Sexual dimorphism was examined in adult animalsby morphometry. One hundred and ten turtles were captured in 2007 and 72 in 2009. The relative abundance of individuals observed was an averaged of 54.46 sightings/km representing the most abundant population of the country so far. The population’s structure was characterizedby a higher frequency of individuals of 21-30 cm maximum straight carapace length SCL and absence of individuals of less than 10 cm SCL or greater than 40 cm SCL. Sex ratio was 2.52:1 for 2007 and 2.75:1 for 2009, being higher forfemales. The main identified threats to the population of P. lewyana at Prado River were (i alterations of habitat, (ii changes in the natural flow of the river, (iii the use of inappropriate fishing arts and (iv probable interruption ofmigrations. Prado River is hereby proposed as priority area for further research and conservation of Podocnemis lewyana in the upper Magdalena river basin.ABUNDANCIA, ESTRUCTURA POBLACIONAL YCONSERVACIÓN DE Podocnemis lewyana (Podocnemididae EN EL RÍO PRADO, COLOMBIAEn el río Prado, localizado en el sur oriente de Colombia existe una población de Podocnemis lewyana, una tortuga endémica y en peligro de extinción. Para esta población se determinó la abundancia relativa, la estructura poblacional y las amenazas a la

  8. Gastrointestinal parasites of taricaya, Podocnemis unifilis (Troschel, 1848 (Testudines: Podocnemididae from Iquitos, Peru

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    Nofre Sánchez

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Many Amazonian animals are a valuable food source, for the rural and urban people of the Peruvian forest. Their meat is called carne de monte, and is the third source of protein food in the region. Podocnemis unifilis (Yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle or taricaya is utilized for both its meat and eggs. The efforts for restocking this reptile through breeding in semicaptivity and captivity, has allowed increasing the population, and now they are abundant. However, the breeding process had not taken into account the sanitary aspect, and this information is barely known in Peru. With the objective of identifying the parasitic fauna of the taricaya, the digestive tracts of 12 females (2 adults, 10 young captured in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve where examined. Different grades of parasitic infection were found in all turtles investigated. The parasites identified were the nematodes Serpinema amazonicus (100% and Ancyracanthus pinnatifidus Diesing, 1934 (83%, and the trematode Nematophila grandis (Diesing, 1939, Travassos, 1934 (100%. Ancyracanthus pinnatifidus is a new record from Peru.

  9. NESTING HABITAT OF THE ‘CUPISO’ Podocnemis sextuberculata (TESTUDINES: PODOCNEMIDIDAE IN EREPECU LAKE (PARÁ BRAZIL

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    Ana Lucía BERMUDEZ-ROMERO

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue identificar y explicar la influencia del hábitat sobre los nidos de la tortuga “cupiso” (Podocnemis sextuberculata, en el lago Erepecu ubicado en la Reserva Biológica del Río Trombetas (REBIO-Trombetas; Pará-Brasil. Inicialmente se describieron las principales características de las playas escogidas, los nidos encontrados fueron marcados y cercados para su protección contra la depredación natural. A través de regresiones lineales simples se determinó que el número de nidos por playa se correlacionó significativamente con el “área” de las playas. Los resultados muestran que la selección del lugar de nidificación en las playas del lago Erepecu por P. sextuberculata, podría depender en unos escenarios de compensación entre las amenazas naturales y un hábitat adecuado para anidar. Debido a la gran fluctuación hidrológica anual, es posible que el factor determinante para selección de las hembras sea el riesgo de exposición de las hembras durante la búsqueda de área de anidación, más que el tipo de hábitat en particular.

  10. Abiotic modulators of Podocnemis unifilis (Testudines: Podocnemididae abundances in the Peruvian Amazon

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    Darren Norris

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Previous studies have demonstrated that river-based surveys can provide an inexpensive source of information for neotropical zoologists, yet little information is available to inform the application of this technique for the long term monitoring of neotropical turtle species. We aimed to fill this gap by presenting an assessment of data collected during 333 river surveys over 50 months along rivers in a newly protected area in the Peruvian Amazon. A total of 14,138 basking Podocnemis unifilis Troschel, 1848 were recorded during 13,510 km of river-based surveys. We used generalized additive models (GAMs to explore the influence of a series of abiotic and seasonal variables on the recorded abundances at two temporal scales: monthly and per trip. Our analysis revealed that there was a significant increase in turtle abundances during the study period and we also found a significant seasonal periodicity in monthly abundances. Abiotic factors strongly influenced trip level abundances, with more individuals per kilometer recorded during sunny days in the dry season, with temperatures between 25 and 30°C. The results demonstrate that turtle populations are increasing following the establishment of the protected area and that river-based surveys are likely to be more effective when carried out within a limited set of key abiotic conditions.

  11. Serie normal del desarrollo morfológico embrionario de Podocnemis unifilis (Troschel, 1848 (Testudinata: Pelomedusidae Serie normal del desarrollo morfológico embrionario de Podocnemis unifilis (Troschel, 1848 (Testudinata: Pelomedusidae

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    Guzmán B., Nory A.

    1990-06-01

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    Embriologic development of Podocnemis unijilis on wild and laboratory conditions, from nesting, was monitored. Twenty eight phases, occurring in 95 days were identified, including embriogencsis as a normal series. A close relationship between the progressive expansion of a white zone of the egg-shell and the sequence development of the embriologic stages was found. This relationship is thought be useful as a method to identify externally the stage of the em bryo. It was determined that all the eggs of a nest do not hatch simultaneously, possibly because the embryos were seen to be in 4 different stages of development, and their growth is asynchronous. The physical parameters conditioning effective embryogenic process of this chelonia were registered.

    El desarrollo embriologico de Podocnemis unijil Iis fue estudiado en condiciones silvestres y de laboratorio, desde la anidación hasta la eclosión. Se identificaron 28 fases en los 95 días que comprende su embriogénesis como Serie Normal. Se encontró una estrecha relación entre la progresiva expansión de una zona blanca de la cascara del huevo y el desarrollo secuencial de las etapas embriogénicas; esta relación se muestra útil como método para identificar externamente la etapa de desarrollo en la que se encuentre el embrión. Se determinó que los huevos de una nidada no eclosionan simultáneamente, debido a que según se observe, los embriones pueden estar en cuatro grados de desarrollo, Y su crecimiento es asincrónico. Se definieron además los parámetros físicos que condicionan el éxito del proceso embrionario en este quelonio.

  12. ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS ON YELLOW-SPOTTED RIVER TURTLE Podocnemis unifilis (REPTILIA: PODOCNEMIDIDAE FROM THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON

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    Débora Regina Santos ARRAES

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio fue investigar la influencia de los impactos antropogénicos en nidos de Podocnemis unifilis en un tramo del Río Falsino, se investigó en dos reservas forestales y tramo urbano del río Araguari, Estado de Amapá, en Amazonia (Brasil. Un total de 180 nidos fueron localizados y 89,4 % estaban en las áreas de reservas forestales, pero sólo el 10,6 % en las zonas urbanas. En el río Falsino, hubo desove patrón, el número de nidos se correlacionó con la longitud y la anchura de los sitios de anidación. En Río Araguari, nidos de P. unifilis se encuentran generalmente en lugares con vegetación circundante de hasta 5 metros de altura, distancia mínima de 120 metros de residencial y de inmediato o después de los lugares de mayor explotación de los guijarros. En el río Falsino, aunque las hembras han demostrado huevos más pequeños, los recién nacidos fueron mayores y la puntuación cuerpo también es mayor que en los recién nacidos del río Araguari. En la región del Río Araguari, aproximadamente el 80 % de los nidos fueron depredados, debido a la gran colección de huevos para la alimentación. Se observó que la presión de caza en las tortugas adultas ha sido intensa. Aunque es una de las áreas a ser bosques protegidos, los impactos humanos fueron similares a los de las zonas urbanas, lo que indica la necesidad de implementar programas de protección para la conservación de P. unifilis .

  13. Anatomia vascular das artérias renais natomia e gonadais de Podocnemis unifilis Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines, Pelomedusidae = Vascular anatomy of renal and gonadal arteries of Podocnemis unifilis Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines-Pelomedusidae

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    Líria Queiroz Luz Hirano

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o intuito de enriquecer o conhecimento sobre a morfologia vascular das artérias renais e gonadais de Podocnemis unifilis, facilitando o entendimento da fisiologia clínica e cirúrgica destes animais. Foram utilizados cincoexemplares machos de Podocnemis unifilis (tracajá, coletados segundo a Licença nº 066/2004- Ibama/RAM. A artéria carótida esquerda e a veia femoral direita foram canuladas e, pelas mesmas, foi introduzida solução fisiológica para lavagem do sistema vascular; em seguida,aplicou-se solução de Neoprene Látex “450” corada com pigmento específico (Globo S/A Tintas e Pigmentos. O material foi fixado em solução de Formol tamponado a 10% por um período mínimo de 96h. Uma abertura central e de formato quadrangular foi feita na metade caudal do plastrão e casco, de forma a expor os ramos da artéria aorta que irrigam os rins e as gônadas. Observou-se que as artérias renais se originam da face ventral da artéria aorta dorsal, em número de dois pares para cada rim e, em um único exemplar, elas originaram uma artéria renal direita e duas esquerdas. A artéria gonadal surgiu a partir da artéria renal, e apenas um par penetrou pela face dorsal de cada gônada.This work was developed with the aim of enriching knowledge on the vascular morphology of renal and gonadal arteries of Podocnemisunifilis, thus increasing the understanding of the clinical and surgical physiology of these animals. Five Podocnemis unifilis males were used, collected according to license no. 066/2004-Ibama/RAM.The left carotid artery and right femoral vein were cannulated, and a serum solution was introduced to remove obstructions from the vascular system. A solution of Neoprene Latex “450” dye was injected. The material was fixed in a solution of 10% formaldehyde for a period of 96 hours. Next, a square-shaped central opening was made in the caudal end of the plastron and bridge, exposing the branches

  14. Caracterización citogenética de la tortuga sabanera Podocnemis vogli (reptilia: testudinata: podocnemididae Cytogenetic characterization of the Savannah Sideneck Turtle Podocnemis vogli (Reptilia: Testudinata: Podocnemididae

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    Bueno ML.

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron siete ejemplares de Podocnemis vogli, tres fueron colectados en las localidades de Puerto López y Puerto Gaitán, Meta, Colombia; cuatro carecen de datos de localidad. Todos los ejemplares presentaron un complemento constituido por 28 cromosomas, sin cromosomas sexuales, que se organizaron en tres grupos: el primero compuesto por cuatro pares submetacéntricos y uno subtelocéntrico, el segundo grupo por seis pares metacéntricos y el último grupo por tres pares acrocéntricos. Esta organización difiere de la descripción previa realizada por Rhodin et al. (1978, en la cual se encontraron dos pares acrocéntricos. Se describen los patrones de bandas C, G, NOR y Q para la especie. Las regiones organizadoras nucleolares se localizaron en el primer par cromosómico en una banda intercalar en brazos cortos, que se puede visualizar en interfase como uno o dos nucleolos. La técnica de bandas C permitió ubicar las regiones heterocromáticas de los cromosomas asociadas a regiones pericentroméricas. Se identificaron algunos polimorfismos heterocromáticos (bandas intercalares en los cromosomas 1, 2, 3 y 7, los cuales permiten suponer la existencia de marcadores a nivel cromosómico, que pueden estar asociados con diferentes poblaciones de P. vogli dentro de su distribución geográfica.Seven specimens of Podocnemis vogli were studied; three were collected at Puerto López and Puerto Gaitán in the Meta Department of Colombia, four lacks collecting data. All specimens presented a complement consisting of 28 chromosomes without sexual chromosomes. The first group was composed by four submetacentric pairs and one subtelocentric, the second group by six metacentric pairs and the third group by three acrocentric pairs, differing from the previous description by Rhodin et al. (1978 who found two acrocentric pairs. C, G, NOR and Q band patterns are described for the species. Nucleolar Organizer Regions were localized in the first chromosome

  15. Potential Distribution of Podocnemis lewyana (Reptilia:Podocnemididae and Its Possible Fluctuation Under Different Global Climate Change Scenarios

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    Carlos Ortiz-Yusty

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available We implemented a species distribution modelling approach to establish the potential distribution of Podocnemis lewyana, to explore the climatic factors that may influence the species’ distribution and to evaluate possible changes in distribution under future climate scenarios. The distribution models predicted a continuous distribution from south to north along the Magdalena River, from Rivera and Palermo in the department of Huila to the departments of Atlántico and Magdalena in the north. Temperature was the variable most influential in the distribution of P. lewyana; this species tends to be present in warm regions with low temperature variability. The distribution model predicted an increase in the geographic range of P. lewyana under climate change scenarios. However, taking into account the habitat preferences of this species and its strong association with water, this result should be treated with caution since the model considered only terrestrial climatic variables. Given the life history characteristics of this species (temperature-dependent sex determination, high pivotal temperature and a very narrow transition range and the negative effect of changes in hydrological regimes on embryo survival, expansion of the potential distribution of P. lewyana in the future does not mean that the species will not be affected by global climate change.DISTRIBUCIÓN POTENCIAL DE (Podocnemis lewyana, REPTILIA: Podocnemididae Y SU POSIBLE FLUCTUACIÓN BAJO ESCENARIOS DE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO GLOBALEn este estudio se implementó el modelaje de distribución de especies para establecer el rango de distribución potencial de Podocnemis lewyana, explorar los componentes del clima que pueden influenciar dicha distribución y evaluar posibles fluctuaciones de su distribución bajo escenarios de clima futuro. Los modelos obtenidos predicen una distribución continua de sur a norte por todo el río Magdalena, desde los municipios de Rivera y Palermo en el

  16. Effect of dietary cadmium on fitness, growth, genotoxicity and accumulation in the Yellow-spotted River Turtle, Podocnemis unifilis

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    Frossard, Alexandra; Ferreira, Paulo D. [Universidade Vila Velha, Vila Velha, ES (Brazil); Carneiro, Maria T.W.D. [Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES (Brazil); Heringer, Otávio A. [Universidade Vila Velha, Vila Velha, ES (Brazil); Tommasi Analítica, Vila Velha, ES (Brazil); Endringer, Denise C. [Universidade Vila Velha, Vila Velha, ES (Brazil); Gomes, Levy C., E-mail: levy.gomes@uvv.br [Universidade Vila Velha, Vila Velha, ES (Brazil)

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    The aim of this study was to expose the Yellow-spotted River Turtle, Podocnemis unifilis, to dietary cadmium (Cd) contamination. The P. unifilis were fed with a Cd contaminated diet (590 µg g{sup −1}) or a control diet for 30 and 60 days. After the Cd feeding period, the locomotor performance and specific growth rate were assessed. Blood samples were drawn for micronuclei analysis and tissues were collected to analyze the Cd concentration. Dietary Cd influenced the fitness of turtles at 30 days (righting time 752 s), but not after 60 days (righting time 43.67 s). Micronuclei in erythrocytes (12 ± 5‰) were significantly greater in contaminated turtle at 60 days. Cd accumulation is found in gut, intestine, kidney, fat, liver and blood of animals from contaminated diet group and the Cd concentration of almost all the tissues had increased following the 30–60-day feeding period. Cd does not impair animal the fitness after sixty days of dietary treatment, but it does can cause an accumulation on P. unifilis.

  17. Primer registro para el Perú de Nematophila grandis (Diesing, 1839 Travassos, 1934 (Trematoda, Diplodiscidae en Podocnemis unifilis (Troschel, 1848 (Testudines, Pelomedusidae

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    Patricia Salízar

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo registra por primera vez para el Perú a Nematophila grandis (Diesing, 1839 Travassos, 1934, en la tortuga de río Podocnemis unifilis «taricaya». Los hospederos fueron colectados en las localidades del Río Putumayo, Samiria, Iquitos (Loreto y Manu (Madre de Dios. El material identificado pertenece a la Colección Helmintológica del Departamento de Protozoología, Helmintología e Invertebrados Afines del Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

  18. Determinación de resistencia antihelmíntica (Moniezia expansa, Moniezia benedeni y Thysanosoma actioides frente a albendazol y febendazol en ovino en tres rebaños de La Paz – Bolivia (Anthelminthic resistance (Moniezia expansa, Moniezia benedeni and Thysanosoma actioides in sheep against albendazole and febendazole in three farms of La Paz - Bolivia

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    Mamani Linares Lindon Willy

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available ResumenResistencia antihelmíntica de cestodos frente a albendazol y febendazol en ovinos se determinó en tres rebaños del departamento de La Paz: uno cercano a Tambillo (Rebaño 1, otro cercano a Tihuanacu (Rebaño 2, y otro cercano a Batallas (Rebaño 3. Al azar se eligieron en cada rebaño 30 ovinos de 8 a 9 meses de edad, y los tratamientos fueron: grupo control, grupo tratado con 10 mg/kg de albendazol y grupo tratado con 10 mg/kg de febendazol. Los parámetros estudiados fueron: la prueba de reducción de la oviposición (FECRT y necropsia. Los corderos fueron sacrificados 21 días después del tratamiento y el número de parásitos fueron contados. La reducción de la oviposición se evaluó en la semana 2 y 3 postratamiento. Se observó mayor a 95% de reducción de la oviposición en el rebaño 1 para ambos fármacos. En el rebaño 2 se observó un 57% de reducción de la oviposición para febendazol y 68% de reducción para albendazol, con T. actinioides el más resistente seguido por M. expansa. En el rebaño 3 la resistencia frente a febendazol fue observado principalmente en Thysanosoma actinioides y seguido por Moniezia expansa. En animales sacrificados el porcentaje de eficacia fue: en el rebaño 1 mayor de 80% para ambos antiparasitarios, en el rebaño 2 para febendazol con 42%, para albendazol de 64 % de reducción de T. actinioides y en el rebaño 3 la eficacia fue menor al rebaño 2 para febendazol y albendazol de T. actinioides y M. expansa. Se concluyó que existe resistencia antihelmíntica frente a febendazol de T. actinioides y M. expansa en ovinos en los rebaños 2 y 3, mientras la resistencia a albendazol está en proceso de establecimiento. SummaryCestoids resistance in sheep against albendazole and febendazole wasevaluated in three farms in La Paz: one located near Tambillo (Farm 1, other near Tihuanacu (Farm 2 and the other near Batallas (Farm 3. Thirty male lambs of 8 to 9 months of age were selected in each farm

  19. Anatomia vascular das artérias renais e gonadais de Podocnemis unifilis Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines, Pelomedusidae - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i2.680 Vascular anatomy of renal and gonadal arteries of Podocnemis unifilis Schweigger, 1812 (Testudines-Pelomedusidae - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i2.680

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    Árthur Paulino Sanzo Kaminishi

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o intuito de enriquecer o conhecimento sobre a morfologia vascular das artérias renais e gonadais de Podocnemis unifilis, facilitando o entendimento da fisiologia clínica e cirúrgica destes animais. Foram utilizados cinco exemplares machos de Podocnemis unifilis (tracajá, coletados segundo a Licença nº 066/2004-Ibama/RAM. A artéria carótida esquerda e a veia femoral direita foram canuladas e, pelas mesmas, foi introduzida solução fisiológica para lavagem do sistema vascular; em seguida, aplicou-se solução de Neoprene Látex “450” corada com pigmento específico (Globo S/A Tintas e Pigmentos. O material foi fixado em solução de Formol tamponado a 10% por um período mínimo de 96h. Uma abertura central e de formato quadrangular foi feita na metade caudal do plastrão e casco, de forma a expor os ramos da artéria aorta que irrigam os rins e as gônadas. Observou-se que as artérias renais se originam da face ventral da artéria aorta dorsal, em número de dois pares para cada rim e, em um único exemplar, elas originaram uma artéria renal direita e duas esquerdas. A artéria gonadal surgiu a partir da artéria renal, e apenas um par penetrou pela face dorsal de cada gônada.This work was developed with the aim of enriching knowledge on the vascular morphology of renal and gonadal arteries of Podocnemis unifilis, thus increasing the understanding of the clinical and surgical physiology of these animals. Five Podocnemis unifilis males were used, collected according to license no. 066/2004-Ibama/RAM. The left carotid artery and right femoral vein were cannulated, and a serum solution was introduced to remove obstructions from the vascular system. A solution of Neoprene Latex “450” dye was injected. The material was fixed in a solution of 10% formaldehyde for a period of 96 hours. Next, a square-shaped central opening was made in the caudal end of the plastron and bridge, exposing the

  20. Description of behavioral patterns of Podocnemis erythrocephala (Spix, 1824 (Testudines: Podocnemididae (Red-headed river turtle in captivity, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil Descrição de padrões comportamentais de Podocnemis erythrocephala (Spix, 1824 (Testudines: Podocnemididae (Irapuca em cativeiro, Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The biology and ecology of South American turtles is still poorly known, particularly, for the Brazilian species. Laboratory studies are essential to understand the life cycles of aquatic turtles species and to help in formulating management plans for their conservation. As a contribution to the knowledge of Podocnemis erythrocephala species, we give a description of its species-typical behaviors, categorized as: maintenance, locomotion, feeding, agonistic and reproduction, based on captives observations of four pairs of turtles in an aquarium in Manaus, Brazil. Similarities and differences with the repertoires of other turtle species are discussed, concluding that turtles have much more complex adaptative strategies and social life than was believed.A biologia e ecologia dos quelônios da América do Sul é pouco conhecida, particularmente para as espécies brasileiras. Estudos em laboratório são essenciais para entender o ciclo de vida das espécies de tartarugas aquáticas e ajudar na formulação de planos de manejo para sua conservação. Como uma contribuição ao conhecimento da espécie Podocnemis erythrocephala, nós descrevemos os comportamentos típicos nas categorias manutenção, locomoção, alimentação, agonístico e reprodutivo, baseado em observações de quatro pares de tartarugas em um aquário na cidade de Manaus, Brasil. São discutidas similaridades e diferenças com repertórios de outras espécies de quelônios, concluindo que esses animais possuem estratégias adaptativas e vida social muito mais complexas do que tem sido ponderado.

  1. Effect of blanching time on selective mineral elements extraction from the spinach substitute (Tetragonia expansa commonly used in Brazil Efeito do tempo de branqueamento na extração seletiva de elementos minerais do substituto de espinafre (Tetragonia expansa comumente empregado no Brasil

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    Luciane M. Kawashima

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The true spinach (Spinacia oleracea does not grow well in warm climates and for that reason is not commercialized in Brazil. Instead, a spinach substitute (Tetragonia expansa, originally from New Zealand, is widely used in the country. There is scant information on the mineral profile and none on the soluble mineral fraction of this vegetable. The solubility of a mineral is one of the important factors for its absorption. For this reason, the calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, potassium, and sodium soluble fractions in the raw spinach substitute were determined and the effect of blanching times on the solubility of these minerals was investigated. Blanching times of 1, 5, and 15 minutes were employed. The magnesium, manganese, potassium, and sodium soluble fractions increased sizably with shorter blanching time. Longer blanching time (15 minutes caused large losses of minerals. The soluble mineral fractions can contribute poorly to diet in terms of potassium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. The spinach substitute cannot be considered a dietary source of calcium, iron and copper due to the insolubility of these minerals in the vegetable, possibly caused by the large oxalate content.O verdadeiro espinafre (Spinacia oleracea não se desenvolve bem em climas quentes e por esta razão não é comercializado no Brasil. Em seu lugar, um substituto de espinafre (Tetragonia expansa, originário da Nova Zelândia, é amplamente utilizado. A informação sobre o perfil mineral é resumida e inexistente sobre a fração solúvel de minerais deste vegetal. A solubilidade de um mineral é um dos fatores importantes para sua absorção. Por esta razão, as frações solúveis de cálcio, magnésio, ferro, manganês, cobre, zinco, potássio e sódio foram determinadas no substituto de espinafre cru, e o efeito dos tempos de branqueamento na solubilidade destes minerais foi investigado. Tempos de branqueamento de 1, 5, e 15 minutos foram

  2. Ultrastructure of vitellogenesis in cestode (Moniezia expansa) (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea)%扩张莫尼茨绦虫(绦虫纲:圆叶目)卵黄细胞发育的超微结构

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    李海云; GerardP.BRENNAN; DavidW.HALTON

    2003-01-01

    用透射电镜观察了扩张莫尼茨绦虫(Moniezia expansa)卵黄细胞发育的全过程.扩张莫尼茨绦虫卵黄细胞发育的规律为:(1)细胞体积不断增大;(2)质、核比不断增加而核体积几乎不发生改变,核表面从规则变为不规则,再由不规则变为规则,核内出现染色质浓缩成小块再分散的发育变化过程;(3)线粒体逐渐增多,发育不断完善;(4)粗面内质网及高尔基复合体出现由少到多,发育不断完善,再由多到少不断退化的变化;(5)由高尔基复合体组装的电子致密的小卵黄囊不断融合,至卵黄细胞成熟时仅有一卵黄囊,占据细胞大部分体积%Transmission electron microscopic observations have been made on vitellogenesis in the cestode, Moniezia expansa. Four continuous developmental stages were evident: (1) an immature gonial stage prior to differentiation; (2) an early stage of differentiation; (3) an advanced stage of differentiation; and (4) the mature vitellocyte. Mature vitelline follicles consist of cells in various stages of development, distributed irregularly. Maturation of the vitellocyte is completed before the cell leaves the follicle. The process of maturation is characterized by: (1) a gradual increase in cytoplasm/nucleus ratio and cell volume; (2) the presence of large numbers of mitochondria; (3) the appearance of granular endoplasmic reticulum and associated Golgi apparatus; (4) the production at the Golgi of small electron-dense vitelline vesicles that fuse and eventually amalgamate into one large vitelline vesicle, filling most of the cell volume.

  3. ESPÉCIES VEGETAIS UTILIZADAS NA ALIMENTAÇÃO DE Podocnemis unifilis, Troschel 1948 (REPTILIA, TESTUDINAE, PELOMEDUSIDAE NA REGIÃO DO PRACUÚBA -AMAPÁ-BRASIL

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    Yeda Soares de Lucena Bataus

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Foram obtidas, junto às comunidades que vivem às margens dos rios e lagos da região do Pracuúba, Estado do Amapá, informações sobre 35 espécies vegetais que fazem parte da alimentação natural de Podocnemis unifilis (tracajá. Após a identificação dos vegetais, procedeu-se à coleta de suas partes comestíveis, para posteriores classificação taxonômica e análise química. Foram encontrados vegetais de 21 famílias botânicas, sendo que as famílias Leguminosae e Graminae ocorreram em 22,81% e 8,57% do total. A caracterização físico-química mostrou a composição centesimal quanto aos níveis de proteína, lipídios, cálcio, fósforo, potássio e magnésio, fibra bruta e de resíduo mineral fixo. Dentre os vegetais analisados, 12 espécies mostraram teores de proteína superiores a 10%. Dentre estas, oito espécies apresentaram boa possibilidade de servirem como ingredientes de uma ração regional, em função de suas propriedades nutricionais e de sua disponibilidade na natureza. São elas: Commelina longicaulis (maria-mole (20,78%, Polyganum acuminatum (pimenteira brava (20,19%; Aschymene sensitiva (corticeira (19,93%; Macrolobium acaiae folium (jandaruá (17,06%; Oryza glandiglumes (canarana grande (15,00%; Thalia geniculata (14,14%; Nymphaeae rudgeana (11,55% e Hymenachine amplexicaulis (10,11%. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Podocnemis unifilis, tracajá, alimentação de quelônios na natureza.

  4. Estrutura populacional, razão sexual e abundância de Podocnemis sextuberculata (Testudines, Podocnemididae na Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá, Amazonas, Brasil

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    Augusto Fachín-Terán

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available We studied turtles in the focal area of the Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá from September 1996 through August 1998. The reserve is located in the western part of the Brazilian Amazon, between the Japurá, Solimões, and Auti-Paraná rivers, near the city of Tefé, in the state of Amazonas. In this study the population structure, sex ratio and abundance of Podocnemis sextuberculata were investigated. We intensively studied the population of turtles in the Jarauá river basin in order to determine population structure. We sampled turtles in different sectors in the focal area of the reserve for one month each year during July and August of 1997 and 1998. We captured the turtles using flag gill nets and trammel nets. The type of net and the size of the nets used influenced the size of the turtles captured. The nets used by the local fishermen were sexually selective in the capture of the turtles. Sevent-two percent of the P. sextuberculata captured were adults; 13% juveniles and 14.7% subadults. During the second year of the study we found a lower density of turtles in the five areas wich we sampled each years. The sex ratio of captured P. sextuberculata was 1.87 males per female.

  5. Socio-economic and spatial determinants of anthropogenic predation on Yellow-spotted River Turtle, Podocnemis unifilis (Testudines: Pelomedusidae, nests in the Brazilian Amazon: Implications for sustainable conservation and management

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    Darren Norris

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Human expansion has drastically affected wildlife species across Amazonian waterways and the continued increase in rural populations across Amazonia is likely to increase pressure on widely exploited chelonian species. The lack of information evaluating determinants of human consumption patterns limits the effective implementation of conservation strategies. Our objective was to determine the relative importance of social, economic, and spatial variables on human exploitation of Podocnemis unifilis Troschel, 1848 around a sustainable-use protected area in the eastern Brazilian Amazon. We conducted interviews with 51 riverine residents to evaluate attitudes towards and exploitation of P. unifilis. We used multimodel inference to evaluate 12 working hypothesis predicting social, economic, and spatial influences on the occurrence and intensity of P. unifilis egg consumption. None of the respondents reported catching and/or eating adult P. unifilis and none sold adults or eggs during the previous year. Although the majority (58.8% of respondents had eaten P. unifilis eggs during the previous year and the species was occasionally caught in fishing nets, P. unifilis was rarely cited as a liked or disliked species. Our information theoretic analysis showed that spatial hypotheses were the most strongly supported whereas social and economic hypotheses were only weakly supported in explaining if and how many P. unifilis eggs had been consumed by riverine residents during the previous year. Our findings suggest that current Amazonian development patterns may be associated with reduced consumption of adult P. unifilis, but consumption of eggs together with other indirect anthropogenic perturbations continue to threaten remaining P. unifilis populations.

  6. 扩展莫尼茨绦虫蛋白激酶C相互作用蛋白(PICK1)基因的克隆及序列分析%Cloning and Sequence Analysis of the cDNA Encoding Protein Interacting with C Kinase 1 (PICK1) in Moniezia expansa

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    赵文娟; 康立超; 薄新文; 王新华

    2011-01-01

    [目的]分离和鉴定扩展莫尼茨绦虫(Monieziaexpansa)新基因,为进一步研究该基因的功能奠定基础.[方法]构建扩展莫尼茨绦虫成虫cDNA文库,随机挑取重组阳性克隆进行测序,对部分序列进行引物步移法测序,获取其全长cDNA序列;采用生物信息学等分析技术对该cDNA序列进行开放阅读框(ORF)的寻找、编码氨基酸的推导、核苷酸和氨基酸同源性比较及蛋白质二级结构的初步预测.[结果]获得了1个扩展莫尼茨绦虫新基因蛋白激酶C相互作用蛋白,全长1 527 bp,编码447个氨基酸,CDS预测存在明显的BAR,PDZ结构域.编码蛋白的理论分子质量为50.173 3 ku,等电点为5.22.[结论]获得了扩展莫尼茨绦虫蛋白激酶C相互作用蛋白的全长cDNA序列,为该基因功能的试验性鉴定工作奠定基础.%[Objective] The purpose of this program was to clone and identify novel genes from an adult Monieda expansa (M. Expansa) cDNA library, and provide a foundation for further research. [Method]A cDNA library was constructed from M. Expansa adult stage. Clones were selected randomly from the cDNA library and were sequenced by using the method of expression sequence tags (ESTs) . Novel genes were acquired by primer -walking. The cDNA sequence encoding M. Expansa PICK1 protein was analyzed, including searching the ORF, translating the nucleotide to protein sequence, similarity searches and secondary structure predication with bioinformatics analysis. [ Result ] PICK 1 genes, 1527 bp and coding for 447 amino acids, was cloned and sequenced, then the sequence was submitted to GenBank and got an accession number, GH291479. The theoretical pi was 5.22 and molecular weight was SO. 173 3 ku. [Conclusion]The full - length cDNA encoding M. Expansa PICK1 was obtained, which laid the foundation for further functional study of this gene.

  7. Nuevos registros de nemátodes parásitos de animales de vida silvestre en el Perú

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    Manuel Tantaleán

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    Full Text Available Se registran, por primera vez para el Perú, 4 especies de nemátodes: Dipetalonema graciliformis Freitas, 1964 parásito de Saguinus labiatus; Evaginuris branickii (McCiure, 1932 Quentín, 1973 de Dinomys branickii; Alaeuris caudatus (Lent & Freitas, 1948 de Iguana iguana y Serpinema amazonicus de Podocnemis expansa. También, se considera a Saguinus labiatus como un nuevo huésped para Dipetalonema graciliformis.

  8. Reproducción y Esfuerzos de Conservación de la Tortuga del Río Magdalena (Podocnemis lewyana, Podocnemididae en el Río Claro Cocorná Sur, Antioquia, Colombia.

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    Claudia Patricia Ceballos

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Podocnemis lewyana es una tortuga endémica colombiana amenazada de conservación. Dentro de la información más necesaria para entender el estado de conservación de tales especies es el identificar, monitorear y proteger sus sitios de crecimiento y reproducción. Nosotros reportamos por primera vez la cantidad y lugares de anidación de P. lewyana en el río Claro Cocorná Sur, un tributario del río Magdalena. Un trayecto de 8 km del río que albergaban 14 playas arenosas fueron monitoreados sistemáticamente durante 2 estaciones de anidación en un año. Durante este tiempo se registraron 47 nidos, 957 huevos y 2 playas de mayor anidación: Alto Bonito con el 51%, y Bélgica con el 28.3% de dicha producción anual. AAFUVER, una organización de la comunidad local, ha liderado un programa de reforzamiento poblacional para disminuir la mortalidad de los huevos incubados in-situ. AAFUVER colecta e incuba ex-situ los huevos, cría los neonatos durante 1-5 meses, y los libera en el río de origen. Para entender efectos potenciales de esta manipulación de los huevos nosotros monitoreamos y comparamos las temperaturas de incubación in-situ y ex-situ. Nosotros encontramos que las temperaturas ex-situ son inferiores a la temperatura pivotal de P. lewyana y a las temperaturas en las playas de anidación. Finalmente, reportamos el crecimiento corporal de los tortuguillos dadas las condiciones de cautiverio de AAFUVER. El efecto materno del peso del huevo sobre el peso de los neonatos a los 7 días de edad fue significativo, efecto que se mantuvo e incluso aumentó a los 3 meses de edad. 

  9. Conservation of freshwater turtles in Amazonia: retrospective and future prospects

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    Aderson de Souza Alcântara

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to discuss the current status of conservation of freshwater turtles of the Amazon and the absence of the genus Podocnemis the Official List of Species of Brazilian Fauna Threatened with Extinction. Amazonian turtles are used as food by indigenous people and fisherman communities. However, fishing of adult females, uncontrolled egg collecting, habitat degradation and trafficking in wildlife have caused the decline of these populations. Nevertheless, Podocnemis expansa and Podocnemis unifilis were not included in the Brazil’s official list of animals threatened. Therefore, the turtles remain at great risk, due to the intense pressure that they are suffering. It is recommended that the criteria and the conservation status are reviewed including those animals in the category of vulnerable and to ensure a thorough review and modification in the current Brazilian law to be covered studies and management of turtles for subsistence, respecting and adding value to way of life of Amazonian peoples.

  10. Conservation of freshwater turtles in Amazonia:retrospective and future prospects

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    Aderson de Souza Alcântara

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to discuss the current status of conservation of freshwater turtles of the Amazon and the absence of the genus Podocnemis the Official List of Species of Brazilian Fauna Threatened with Extinction. Amazonian turtles are used as food by indigenous people and fisherman communities. However, fishing of adult females, uncontrolled egg collecting, habitat degradation and trafficking in wildlife have caused the decline of these populations. Nevertheless, Podocnemis expansa and Podocnemis unifilis were not included in the Brazil’s official list of animals threatened. Therefore, the turtles remain at great risk, due to the intense pressure that they are suffering. It is recommended that the criteria and the conservation status are reviewed including those animals in the category of vulnerable and to ensure a thorough review and modification in the current Brazilian law to be covered studies and management of turtles for subsistence, respecting and adding value to way of life of Amazonian peoples.

  11. Enzymes of energy metabolism in hatchlings of amazonian freshwater turtles (Testudines, Podocnemididae

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    Full Text Available The metabolic profiles of selected tissues were analyzed in hatchlings of the Amazonian freshwater turtles Podocnemis expansa, P. unifilis and P. sextuberculata. Metabolic design in these species was judged based on the key enzymes of energy metabolism, with special emphasis on carbohydrate, lipid, amino acid and ketone body metabolism. All species showed a high glycolytic potential in all sampled tissues. Based on low levels of hexokinase, glycogen may be an important fuel for these species. The high lactate dehydrogenase activity in the liver may play a significant role in carbohydrate catabolism, possibly during diving. Oxidative metabolism in P. sextuberculata appears to be designed for the use of lipids, amino acids and ketone bodies. The maximal activities of 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, malate dehydrogenase, glutamine dehydrogenase, alanine aminotransferase and succinyl-CoA keto transferase display high aerobic potential, especially in muscle and liver tissues of this species. Although amino acids and ketone bodies may be important fuels for oxidative metabolism, carbohydrates and lipids are the major fuels used by P. expansa and P. unifilis. Our results are consistent with the food habits and lifestyle of Amazonian freshwater turtles. The metabolic design, based on enzyme activities, suggests that hatchlings of P. unifilis and P. expansa are predominately herbivorous, whereas P. sextuberculata rely on a mixed diet of animal matter and vegetation.

  12. Validade comercial e aceitabilidade da carne de tartaruga-da-amazônia (P.expansa Shelf-life and acceptance of Amazon turtle meat (P.expansa

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    Arlene Gaspar

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    Full Text Available Esse experimento foi elaborado em parceria com o CENAQUA (Centro Nacional de Quelônios do Amazonas e a Pró-Fauna (localizada em Iguape - SP objetivando o estudo da validade comercial e a aceitabilidade da carne de tartaruga-da-amazônia criada em cativeiro. Foi avaliado o efeito do tempo de estocagem de amostras de carne de 14 tartarugas (7 fêmeas e 7 machos nos dias 01, 30, 60 e 120, estocadas a -10 ºC, nos valores de pH e de Bases Voláteis Totais (BVT, cor, textura, odor e prova de cocção. Observou-se diferença significativa entre os valores de pH em relação ao tempo de estocagem nos dias 01 (5,81 e 5,81, 30 (6,04 e 6,05, 60 (6,22 e 6,23 e 120 (6,30 e 6,30, respectivamente para a carne das fêmeas e machos. Entre os sexos não houve diferença significativa. Quanto a BVT o tempo de estocagem influenciou significativamente entre os dias 01 (11,34 e 11,74 g/100g, 30 (13,92 e 13,90 g/100g e 120 (17,62 e 17,82 g/100g; entre os dias 30 (13,92 e 13,90 g/100g e 60 (14,02 e 14,06 g/100g não observou-se diferença significativa, respectivamente para a carne de fêmeas e machos. Entre os sexos não ocorreu diferenças significativas. A cor, textura, odor e a prova de cocção não apresentaram alteração ao longo do tempo de estocagem. A carne de tartaruga obteve media de aceitabilidade global de 7,04. De acordo com os resultados obtidos concluímos que, pelas provas de pH e BVT, a carne de tartaruga pode ter uma validade comercial de 120 dias, quando embaladas a vácuo e estocadas a -10 ºC, e que a os provadores gostaram muito desse tipo de carne.This research was developed in partnership with CENAQUA and Pró-Fauna with the objective of studying commercial validity and acceptance of the meat of Amazon-turtle that was bred in captivity. The effect of the storage period was evaluated on meat samples of fourteen turtles (7 female and 7 male stored in a period of 1, 30, 60, and 120 days at a temperature of -100Celsius, concerning to values of pH, total volatile bases, color, scent, and cooking test. Significant difference was observed in relation to pH values and the period of storage as follow: in the period of 1 (5.81 and 5.81, 30 (6.04 and 6.05, 60 (6.22 and 6.23, and 120 (6.30 and 6.30 days, respectively either for the meat of female turtle or male. There was not significant difference concerning to sex. As for total volatile bases (TVB, the period of storage has influenced significantly: in the period of 1 (11.34 and 11.74 g/100g, 30 (13.92 and 13.90 g/100g, and 120 (17.62 and 17.82 g/100g; in the period of 30 (13.92 and 13.90g/100g and 60 (14.02 and 14.06g/100g days, significant difference was not observed, respectively for female and male meat. Not significant difference occurred in relation to sex. The result for color, texture, scent, and cooking test did not present any alteration along the period of storage. The meat of turtle obtained a 7.04 average of general acceptability that shows the acceptance of the tasters for this sort of meat. According to the results for pH and TVB, we have concluded that this meat of turtle may have 120 days of commercial validity once it is vacuum-packed and stored at -100Celsius, and that it presents good acceptance for the tasters.

  13. Conservation of freshwater turtles in Amazonia: retrospective and future prospects

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    This paper aims to discuss the current status of conservation of freshwater turtles of the Amazon and the absence of the genus Podocnemis the Official List of Species of Brazilian Fauna Threatened with Extinction. Amazonian turtles are used as food by indigenous people and fisherman communities. However, fishing of adult females, uncontrolled egg collecting, habitat degradation and trafficking in wildlife have caused the decline of these populations. Nevertheless, Podocnemis ex...

  14. GENUS EI:IOTIS MEYRICK (LEPIDOPTERA: OECOPHORIDAE) NEW FOR CHINA

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    Shu-xiaWang

    2004-01-01

    This paper reports the genus Erotis Meyrick for the first time from China. Two new species Erotis expansa sp. nov. and Erotis punctalosa sp. nov. are described. E. expansa sp. nov. is related to E. phosphora Meyrick both in appearance and in the male genitalia, but can be differentiated from the latter by uncus broader and slightly concave at middle of caudal margin, gnathos nearly as long as uncus and valva with costa almost straight in the male genitalia. E. punctalosa resembles E. expansa sp. nov. externally, but can be easily distinguished from the latter by the female genitalia: eighth tergite caudally almost straight; two signa large thorn-like, basal plate irregularly triangular in shape, with fine spines along anterior margin. The photographs of the adults and the genital structures of the new species are provided. A key to all the known species of Erotis is given.

  15. Prevalence and Scanning Electron Microscopic Identification of Anoplocephalid Cestodes among Small Ruminants in Senegal

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    Yanagida, Tetsuya; Ba, Cheikh Tidiane; Marchand, Bernard

    2016-01-01

    This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of anoplocephalid cestodes in sheep and goats in Senegal. Intestines of 462 sheep and 48 goats were examined; 47.4% of sheep and 6.2% of goats were infected. The species identified and their prevalence were, among sheep, Avitellina centripunctata 38.7%, Moniezia expansa 15.4%, Stilesia globipunctata 16.7%, and Thysaniezia ovilla 0.4%. Among goats, they were M. expansa 6.2% and T. ovilla 2.1%. The prevalence of all species was not statistically different between dry and rainy seasons. The infections were single or multiple. Indeed, 56.2% of sheep were infected by a single species, 37.4% by two species, and 6.4% by three species. For goats, 66.7% were infected by M. expansa and 33.3% by both M. expansa and T. ovilla. Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) observations of tapeworms show the general diagnosis characters of these species. PMID:27597893

  16. Prevalence and Scanning Electron Microscopic Identification of Anoplocephalid Cestodes among Small Ruminants in Senegal

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    Mallé Ndom

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of anoplocephalid cestodes in sheep and goats in Senegal. Intestines of 462 sheep and 48 goats were examined; 47.4% of sheep and 6.2% of goats were infected. The species identified and their prevalence were, among sheep, Avitellina centripunctata 38.7%, Moniezia expansa 15.4%, Stilesia globipunctata 16.7%, and Thysaniezia ovilla 0.4%. Among goats, they were M. expansa 6.2% and T. ovilla 2.1%. The prevalence of all species was not statistically different between dry and rainy seasons. The infections were single or multiple. Indeed, 56.2% of sheep were infected by a single species, 37.4% by two species, and 6.4% by three species. For goats, 66.7% were infected by M. expansa and 33.3% by both M. expansa and T. ovilla. Scanning electron microscopic (SEM observations of tapeworms show the general diagnosis characters of these species.

  17. Del arte ornamental. La formación escolar del artista industrial barcelonés en época isabelina

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    Estudio sobre la modernización de los planes pedagógicos de las enseñanzas de arte ornamental en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de Barcelona (Llotja) durante la época romántica. Se da a conocer parte de un manuscrito inédito que José Arrau y Barba, profesor de esta escuela, presentó en 1850 en la Sociedad Barcelonesa de Amigos del País, donde el autor reclama un nuevo sistema de educación escolar para que se unificaran los estudios de carácter artísticos, la clase de «dibujo de ornato», con los d...

  18. Glucogeno sintasa en helmintos parasitos: inhibicion por benzimidazoles

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    Se ha determinado el effecto inhibidor sobre la actividad Glucogeno sintetasa (E.C.2.41.11) por parte de cuatro antihelminticos: Albendazol, Mebendazol, Parbendazol y Tiabendazol. Observandose que en todos los casos, es el Parbendazol quien ha demostrado un mayor poder inhibidor sobre la glucógeno sintetasa de Ascaris suum, Fasciola hepatica y Moniezia expansa. El Tiabendazol es el anti-helmintico que menor efecto inhibidor ha presentado sobre la enzima en los tres parasitos objeto de nuestro...

  19. IN VITRO STUDY OF THE ANTHELMINTIC ACTION OF TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM L. GROWN IN IRAN

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    Full Text Available The water extract of Trigonella foenum graecum stem and leaves was tested for lethal activity against Hymenolepis nana, Syphacia obvelata, and Moniezia expansa. The plant extract demonstrated good anthelmintic activity in vitro which is directly related to the concentration of the extract used. The extract also prevents the formation of Ascaris larvae from the eggs of Ascaris lumbrico- ides (human. Department of Pharmacology and Department of Pathobiology, School of Medicine, Universety of Isfahan, Isfahan IRAN.

  20. Jouer du piano

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available La réflexion s’appuie dans un premier temps sur une opposition entre deux attitudes de pianistes  à l’égard du travail à l’instrument : Gould, qui revendique une séparation d’avec le clavier pour ne privilégier que la lecture; Arrau, dont la technique au contraire vise à « faire corps » avec son piano. L’étude de ces deux démarches d’interprètes conduit à une conclusion croisée : l’abstraction gouldienne n’est rien d’autre qu’un déplacement du jeu vers d’autres instruments (ceux qui servent à la prise de son et au montage de ses enregistrements ; le « faire-corps » hérité de la culture pianistique romantique est plus dialectique que fusionnel, et en cela implique une capacité de mise à distance. A partir de cette double conclusion, on tâche enfin de repenser la place du jeu à l’instrument dans la mise en œuvre d’une interprétation, en interrogeant le dialogue qui s’instaure entre la partition telle qu’elle s’écrit et le geste tel qu’il se joue.Our study leans on an opposition between two pianists' attitudes about their work with the instrument. Gould claims a necessary separation from the keyboard in order to prioritize reading. Arrau, on the contrary, relies on a technique which consists in “being one” with his piano. The analysis of these two interprets’ behaviours leads to a crossed conclusion: the gouldian abstraction is nothing else than a displacement of the playing towards another kind of instruments, the ones he uses in sound recording and cut up; Arrau’s “being one” is more dialectic than at first sight, and it therefore implies a real distancing from the piano. This constatation leads to rethink the place of the piano playing in the setting of an interpretation, and to highlight the real dialogue which develops itself between the score as it has been written and the gesture as it is played.

  1. Animais silvestres utilizados como recurso alimentar em assentamentos rurais no município de Uruará, Pará, Brasil

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    Reinaldo Lucas Cajaiba

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The consumption of hunting animals is of fundamental importance for human subsistence in different tropical areas. Knowing the chosen species, the techniques of capture and the quantity are fundamental aspects to understand how to use and the degree of threat of hunting on each wild species. In this perspective, the objective of this work was to record the wild animal species most commonly used as food resource in five rural settlements in the municipality of Uruará-PA, in addition to qualify the main techniques of capturing these species. The data collection was made through semi-structured interviews and participant observation. For the selection of the interviewees, we adopted the “snowball” method. As a result, we identified 38 species of animals consumed, most being mammals (42.1%, followed by birds (39.4% and reptiles (18.5%. The species most frequently mentioned were: Cuniculus paca (n=156, Euphractus sexcinctus (n=154 and Pecari tajacu (n=137. The most used technique was hunting with shotgun. Among the animals cited, Priodontes maximus, Tayassu pecari, Tapirus terrestris, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, Podocnemis unifilis, Tinamus tao, Crax fasciolata and Podocnemis unifilis are in the list of threatened species. The results point to the urgent need for educational programs to farmers regarding the unsustainable use of animals.

  2. DISTRIBUTION OF ANOPLOSEFALYATS (FAUNA, TAXONOMY AND BIOLOGY IN DOMESTIC RUMINANTS ANIMALS OF AZERBAIJAN AND THEIR ECOLOGICAL-GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

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    Full Text Available Anoplotsefalyats (Moniezia expansa, M. benedeni, M.autumnalia, Avitellina centripunctata, Thyzaniezia giardi are common in farm ruminants of Azerbaijan. There are no strict zoning in their distribution and no specificity for the hosts. It was established that in Azerbaijan there are 27 species of oribatid mites that are involved in the life cycle of monieziozis out of which 20 species recorded to be new to our fauna, as their intermediate hosts. Infection of the final (sheep, goats, cattle, buffalo and intermediate hosts (oribatid mites happens all the year round. Maximum infection occurs in early spring and late autumn.

  3. Staining of Platyhelminthes by herbal dyes: An eco-friendly technique for the taxonomist

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    Full Text Available Aim: An environment compatible technique to stain Platyhelminthes, Fasciola gigantica, Gastrothylax crumenifer, Taenia solium, and Moniezia expansa using aqueous and alcoholic extract of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris, China rose (Hibiscus rosasinensis, and red rose (Rosa hybrida were described to minimized the deleterious effects of the synthetic dyes. Materials and Methods: Aqueous/ethanolic extracts of roses were extracted from the flowers while red beet was extracted from the roots. Results: Stained helminthes acquired a comparable level of pigmentation with the distinction of their internal structure in these natural dyes. The flukes (liver and rumen internal structure, oral and ventral/posterior sucker, cirrus sac, gravid uterus, testes, ovary, and vitallaria were appeared pink color in aqueous and alcoholic extract of either China or red rose and yellow to brown color in sugar beet stain. The interior of the proglottid of T. solium and M. expansa took yellow to brown color with good contrast in sugar beet stain and of pink to pink-red in China and red rose stain. Conclusion: The extract of roses (red rose followed by China rose followed by red beet possess the potential to replace the conventional stains in the taxonomic study of Platyhelminthes parasites.

  4. Lipid content and composition of oocytes from five coral species: potential implications for future cryopreservation efforts.

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    Chiahsin Lin

    Full Text Available Given the previously documented importance of lipid concentration and composition in the successful cryopreservation of gorgonian corals, these parameters were assessed in oocytes of five species of scleractinian coral; Platygyra daedalea, Echinopora gemmacea, Echinophyllia aspera, Oxypora lacera and Astreopora expansa. Wax esters, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, and fatty acids were all measured at detectable levels, and the latter were produced at significantly elevated quantities in E. gemmacea, E. aspera, and O. lacera. On the other hand, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, and wax ester were found at significantly higher concentrations in A. expansa oocytes. Triacylglycerol was not present in any species. Interestingly, the total lipid content of oocytes from all five scleractinians was significantly lower than that of oocytes of two gorgonian species, Junceella juncea and Junceella fragilis. As higher total lipid concentrations may be correlated with greater degrees of cellular membrane fluidity at lower temperatures, it stands to reason that gorgonian coral oocytes may be more likely to survive the cryopreservation process than oocytes of scleractinian corals.

  5. Chlorotic spots on Clerodendrum, a disease caused by a nuclear type of Brevipalpus (Acari:Tenuipalpidae transmitted virus Mancha clorótica do Clerodendrum, uma enfermidade causada por um vírus do tipo nuclear, transmitido pelo ácaro Brevipalpus phoenicis (Acari:Tenuipalpidae

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    Elliot Watanabe Kitajima

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Chlorotic spots have been observed in plants of Clerodendrum x speciosum growing in residential gardens and parks in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. Thin sections of diseased tissues revealed characteristic cytopathic effects of the nuclear type of the Brevipalpus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae mite-transmitted viruses (BTrV. Brevipalpus mites, identified as B. phoenicis, infesting symptomatic C. x speciosum plants transmitted the pathogen to healthy C. x speciosum and to C. thomsonae, Gomphrena globosa, Hibiscus cannabinus, H. coccineus, H. schizopetalus, Salvia leucantha, Spathiphyllum wallasi and Tetragonia expansa causing chlorotic spots on their leaves. Mechanical inoculation using leaf extracts from infected C. x speciosum resulted in chlorotic spots on inoculated C. x speciosum, Chenopodium quinoa, C. amaranticolor, G. globosa, H. cannabinus, H. coccineus and T. expansa leaves. C. amaranticolor and C. quinoa kept at 28 - 30°C became systemically infected. The same cytopathic effects caused by the nuclear type of BTrV were seen in tissues from all infected test plants by electron microscopy. The virus was purified from systemically infected leaves of C. amaranticolor and C. quinoa. A polyclonal antiserum obtained from an immunized rabbit presented a strong reaction with the homologous antigen in ELISA tests. The results suggest that this chlorotic spot disease of C. x speciosum is caused by a new species of the nuclear type of BTrV, tentatively named Clerodendrum chlorotic spot virus (ClCSV.Manchas cloróticas e necróticas foram observadas em folhas de várias plantas de coração-sangrento (Clerodendrum x speciosum cultivadas em parques e jardins em Piracicaba, SP, associadas à infestação pelo ácaro tenuipalpídeo Brevipalpus phoenicis. Exames preliminares de secções de tecido das manchas cloróticas ao microscópio eletrônico revelaram a ocorrência de efeitos citopáticos característicos dos induzidos pelos vírus do tipo nuclear, transmitido

  6. Prevalence Rate of Intestinal Parasites in Camels in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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    Wafa A.I. Al-Megrin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The prevalence of intestinal parasites in camels was studied in the Riyadh region, central Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study was carried out over a population of 240 animals which examined their feces by coprological methods. Out of 240 samples of feces examined, 143 cases (59.6% were positive for intestinal parasites of whom 82 were male (34.2% and 61 were female (25.4%. There was a significant difference between male and female (pTrichostrongylus spp. (15.4%, Haemonchus spp. (10.4%, Trichuris spp. (8.8%, Nematodirus spp. (5%, Osrtertagia spp. (2.9% and cestoda: Moniezia expansa (6.7%, Stilesia spp. (3.3% coccidia: Eimeria cameli (7.1%. The high prevalence of intestinal parasites among camels reported during summer season.

  7. Glucogeno sintasa en helmintos parasitos: inhibicion por benzimidazoles

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    H. Gomez-Banqueri

    1987-08-01

    Full Text Available Se ha determinado el effecto inhibidor sobre la actividad Glucogeno sintetasa (E.C.2.41.11 por parte de cuatro antihelminticos: Albendazol, Mebendazol, Parbendazol y Tiabendazol. Observandose que en todos los casos, es el Parbendazol quien ha demostrado un mayor poder inhibidor sobre la glucógeno sintetasa de Ascaris suum, Fasciola hepatica y Moniezia expansa. El Tiabendazol es el anti-helmintico que menor efecto inhibidor ha presentado sobre la enzima en los tres parasitos objeto de nuestro estudio. Con el presente trabajo y otros previstos en la misma linea, se pretende aportar nuevos datos acerca del aun desconocido locus de acción de estos antihelminticos.

  8. DIVERSITY OF PTERIDOPHYTES IN THE PROTECTED AREA OF VÂLSAN VALLEY

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    Liliana Cristina Soare

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In the Vâlsan Valley there are two categories of regions that have been declared protected areas: The Natural Reserve Vâlsan Valley, code 2125 and The protected natural area of community interest Vâlsan Valley, code ROSCI0268. The aim of the research was to identify the species of pteridophytes in the protected areas, a necessary step for the conservation of their diversity. Within the area researched 26 species of pteridophytes were determined. Specific diversity across the genera identified ranges from 5 to 1, thus: Equisetum (5, Asplenium (4, Dryopteris (4, Polystichum (3 and Huperzia, Lycopodium, Selaginella, Botrychium, Polypodium, Phegopteris, Athyrium, Cystopteris, Gymnocarpium, Matteuccia with only one species. Concerning the abundance of the species identified, the pteridoflora in the area researched is made up of frequent (73% and sporadic species (27%, such as Huperzia selago, Lycopodium annotinum, Botrychium multifidum, Asplenium scolopendrium, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Dryopteris expansa, Polystichum braunii.

  9. Gastrointestinal parasites of sheep, municipality of Lajes, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Parasitos do trato gastrintestinal de ovinos, município de Lajes, Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil

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    Maria de Fátima de Souza

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the gastrointestinal parasitism by helminths and protozoa in sheep (Ovis aries Santa Inês breed, municipality of Lajes, Rio Grande do Norte. Monthly, from April 2005 to August 2007, stool samples were collected from two tracer lambs in the first day of the experiment and performed a necropsy of these animals in 44th day. A total of 64 lambs were sampled, but only 62 lambs were slaughtered. The fecal samples were examined by sedimentation in water. The contents of the abomasum, small intestine and large intestine were examined for the recovery of helminths. The parasitological examination revealed eggs of the following groups of helminths: Strongyloidea, Strongyloides sp., Trichuris sp., and Moniezia sp. Also were found oocysts of Eimeria spp., cysts of Entamoeba ovis and Giardia duodenalis. The helminths identified from examining the contents were: Haemonchus contortus, Cooperia pectinata, Cooperia punctata, Trichostrongylus colubriformis, Moniezia expansa, Oesophagostomum sp. Skrjabinema ovis and Trichuris sp.O presente estudo investigou o parasitismo gastrintestinal por helmintos e protozoários em ovinos (Ovis aries da raça Santa Inês, no município de Lajes, Rio Grande do Norte. Mensalmente, entre abril de 2005 e agosto de 2007, foram coletadas amostras fecais de dois cordeiros traçadores no primeiro dia do experimento e realizada a necropsia desses animais no 44º dia. O total de cordeiros amostrados foi 64, mas apenas 62 foram necropsiados. As amostras fecais foram examinadas pela técnica de sedimentação espontânea em água. Os conteúdos do abomaso, intestino delgado e intestino grosso dos cordeiros necropsiados foram examinados para a recuperação dos helmintos. Os exames parasitológicos evidenciaram ovos dos seguintes grupos de helmintos: Strongyloidea, Strongyloides sp. , Trichuris sp., e Moniezia sp. Também foram encontrados oocistos de Eimeria spp., cistos de Entamoeba ovis e de Giardia duodenalis

  10. Functional analysis of beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV) RNA4 in fungal transmission

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    Full-length RNA4 of beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV) and its mutants, including a frame-shift and deletions within the coding region, were inserted into a transcription plasmid. Transcripts derived from these plasmids and RNAs extracted from a BNYVV isolate containing only RNAs 1, 2 and 3 were coinoculated to Tetragona expansa. Then these recombinant isolates were inoculated to sugar beet plants grown in a sand culture system containing Polymyxa betae that had been freed of virus particles to test efficiency of BNYVV transmission. The result showed that the efficiency of BNYVV transmission among the plants by Polymyxa betae was highly decreased by different deletions in the coding region of RNA4, but not affected by the frame-shift mutant with four nucleotides insertion. The observations suggest that at least some of the RNA4 sequence encompassing the deleted region of 580 nucleotide acids (525-1105 nt) are necessary for high efficient transmission of the virus by the fungus.

  11. Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths in Mithun in Arunachal Pradesh

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The objective of this study was to know the prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI parasites in Mithun in Arunachal Pradesh. Materials and Methods: Approximately, 10 g of feces was collected from recently voided feces in airtight fecal collection vials (HiMedia, India. Fecal samples were subjected to the direct method and centrifuge flotation method for finding out parasitic ova. The ova were identified on the basis of morphological characters described by Soulsby, 1982. Result: A total of 78 fecal samples were collected. Of 78, 44 (56.41% samples were found positive. Most of the positive fecal sample showed mixed infection of different helminths parasites egg. Fasciola spp. and Amphistome spp. were the two predominant parasites among the flukes. In nematodes infection, Toxocara vitulorum was the least prevalent GI nematodes. In the case of cestodes Moniezia expansa was little higher (14% in semi-intensive. Conclusion: The present study reveals that Mithun is infected by several GI parasites. Among trematodes, Fasciola, and Amphistomes are predominantly spp. whereas, Strongyle and Trichuris are more prevalent spp. among nematodes and Moniezia among cestodes parasites.

  12. 蓝莓园金龟子类害虫种类调查与综合防治建议

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    通过多年调查,发现在江苏省各地和浙江省安吉县为害蓝莓的金龟子类害虫共有3科16种,主要食害蓝莓的叶、花和果.其中黑绒鳃金龟(Serica orientalis Motschulsky)、斑喙丽金龟(Adoretus tenuimaculatus Waterhose)、翼翅丽金龟(Anomala expansa Bates)、棉弧丽金龟(Popillia mutans Newman)和琉璃弧丽金龟(P.atrocoerulea Bates)或取食蓝莓嫩叶、嫩头和嫩花穗,咬成破碎状,或取食已成熟叶片和成熟果实,在一定的条件下都可造成严重的损失.针对金龟子类害虫是土栖昆虫,移动范围不大等特点,通过农艺、园艺、生物和人工防治可以取得较好的防效,害虫大发生时,应进行药剂防治.

  13. Diversity of Edible Mollusc (Gastropoda and Bivalvia at Selected Divison of Sarawak, Malaysia

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    Hadi Hamli

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Diversity of edible mollusc was studied at eight divisions of Sarawak from August 2010 to May 2011. At each division, diversity and number of species were collected from road site selling out lets and local wet markets. Total number of mollusc was comprised of 29 species namely  Solen regularies, S. lamarckii,  Pharella acutidens, Anadara granosa, Pholas orientalis, Gluconome virens, Circe scripta, Anodonta woodina, Paphia undulata, Amusium pleuronectes, Meretrix meretrix, M. lyrata, Polymesoda bengalensis, P. erosa and P. expansa  for bivalve and  Cerithidea rizophorarum, C. obtusa, Telescopium telescopium, Clithon retropictus, Nerita articulate, N. chamaeleon, N. albicilla, Ellobium aurisjuda, Trochus radiates, Planaxis sulcatus, Monodonta labio, Turbo crasus, Thais aculate  and Melo melo  for gastropod. The species number of bivalve was recorded highest (15 species in mollusc group from Sarawak. Mollusc diversity was found highest (14 species in Bintulu and lowest (1 species in the division of Sarikei. From this study, there is a wide chance of research to further explore both on the possibility of commercial value and ecosystem conservation.

  14. BIO-ECOLGICAL PHENOMENON OF POLY-PARASITISM – ACTUAL MAJOR PROBLEM IN BREEDING OF SHEEP AND GOATS

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    DOINA ARDELEANU

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of a extensive study concerning the parasites andcomplexe problems of the poly-parasitism on sheep and goats in Dobrudja. In thispaper we proposed ourselves to establish the sheep and goats endoparasites, thedistribution and frequency of these function to age, sex and maintenance conditions.The increase of morbidity through parasitical diseases, as well as the ecological andeconomic consequences of poly-parasitism represent a important problem in theintegration conditions of Romania in UE and imposes to apply some efficientmethods of prophylaxis and control of parasitosis and parasito- zoonozis. Thedrawing of copro-parazitologic samples was effected directly from rectum of sheepand goats, testing 10% of each lot, during grazing season and in period of keepingin sheds. The copro-parasitological examinations were carried out ovoscopicaly(flotation, by next methods: Willis, Mc. Master and sediment, by Benedect-Nemesseri and polyvalent methods, as well as larvoscopicaly by Baermann method.After copro-parasitological examinations of samples which were harvested fromthese animals it comes out that both sheep and goats presents poly-parasitism withsporozoa (coccidiae: Eimeria spp. , cestodae (Moniezia expansa and Monieziabenedeni, gastro-intestinal nematodes (Nematodirus spp. ,Trichostrongylidae,Strongyloides papillosus and pulmonary nematodes (Protostrongylus rufescens,Dictyocaulus filaria, Muellerius capillaris, the degree of parasitical infestationdepending on species, age, sex, maintenance conditions and environmental factors.

  15. ANTIPARASITICAL PROTECTION IN SHEEP FARMS

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    DOINA ARDELEANU

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Through our researches were carried out at ICDCOC- Palas, Constantza, we proposed ourselves to establish the poly-parasitism structure on sheep, as well as elaborating efficientical methods for anti-parasitical prophylaxis and fighting in sheep populations and pasture sourfaces, in order to ensuring anti-parasitical protection in sheep exploitations The copro-parasitological examinations was carried ovoscopicaly (flotation - by Willis and Mc. Master methods; sediment – by polyvalent method and larvoscopicaly – by Baermann method. The parasitological examination of coprological smears which were harvested on sheep showed the presence of polyparasitism phenomenon with protozoans (coccidiae: Eimeria spp. and helmints (cestodae: Moniesia expansa; gastro-intestinal nemathodes: Trichostrongylus spp., Nematodirus spp., Strongyloides papillosus and pulmonary nemathodes: Müellerius capillaris, Protostrongylus rufescens, Dictyocaulus filaria. Also, we proposed ourselves to study the paresites and their intermediary stages on pastures which were exploited with sheep, comparatively with mowed pastures. In the ansamble of research activities a special place is occupied by testing differents methods, in order to prevention and fighting of parasitical infestations on sheep and pasture in sheep farms.

  16. ЭФФЕКТИВНОСТЬ ПРАЗИФЕНА ПРИ МОНИЕЗИОЗЕ ОВЕЦ И КОЗ

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    Изучена эффективность празифена на основе празиквантела и фенбендазола при мониезиозе овец и коз. Празифен в дозе 1,0 мг/кг по празиквантелу показал 100%-ную эффективность против Moniezia expansa и M. benedeni

  17. Illegal Trade of Tortoises (Testudinata in Colombia: A Network Analysis Approach

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    Felber Jair Arroyave

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The use of wildlife is important for supporting the economic and demographic growth in emerging countries. Nevertheless, the products of wildlife usually come from illegal trade to supply fur, wild meat and pet markets. Illegal trade puts great pressure over wild populations and threats some endangered species. In Colombia, the trade of wildlife is important because of thevolumes traded and the cultural and economic connotation of some products. We describe the spatial structure of illegal trade of wildlife at departmental level for the five most traded genera of Colombian tortoises (Trachemys, Chelonoidis, Kinosternon, Podocnemis and Rhinoclemmys. This study is based on thereports of seizures between 2005 and 2009 compiled by the Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo of Colombia. Weapply Network Analysis to study and evidence that the illegal trade network of tortoises includes international markets and supplies the Andean region. The Caribbean, Pacific and Orinoquia regions are the principal suppliers. Quindio, Santander, Antioquia and Putumayo are the biggest jobbers and consumers of wild tortoises. We propose sociocultural and cohercitive actions to fragment the trade network andtheir illegal market as well as promoting the conservation and sustainable use of tortoises.TRÁFICO ILEGAL DE TORTUGAS CONTINENTALES (TESTUDINATA EN COLOMBIA: UNA APROXIMACIÓN DESDEEL ANÁLISIS DE REDESEl uso de productos extraídos o provenientes de la fauna silvestre es relevante para el desarrollo económico y el bienestar social en muchos lugares del mundo. Sin embargo, frecuentemente la fauna silvestre entra en los circuitos de tráfico ilegal para abastecer los mercados de mascotas y productos como pieles, plumas, “carne de monte”, entre otros. El tráfico ilegal genera enormes presiones sobre las especies sujetas a extracción y es una de las principales amenazas para estas. En Colombia, el tráfico de tortugas es de importancia debido a los vol

  18. O Registro de Quelônios do Cretáceo Brasileiro

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    Full Text Available No Brasil há uma grande variedade de espécies de quelônios, tanto fósseis como recentes. Os quelônios fósseis são abundantes em algumas bacias brasileiras, sendo que as carapaças têm diferentes morfologias, de acordo com o tipo de ambiente: as terrestres como os jabutis (Cryptodira têm carapaças bem arredondadas; as semi-aquáticas ou aquáticas como os cágados (Pleurodira e as tartarugas-de-água-doce (Cryptodira têm carapaça achatada; e as tartarugas- marinha (Cryptodira, têm carapaças muito achatadas chegando ao ponto de não conseguirem retrair a cabeça. No registro brasileiro os cágados são os que mais comumente se encontram como fósseis. Neste estudo são analisados alguns dos principais quelônios já coletados. Tratam-se de fósseis do Cretáceo, oriundos das bacias Potiguar, Araripe, Bauru, Parnaíba e São Luís- Grajaú. As três primeiras bacias são especialmente importantes, pois é delas que provêm os holótipos de Apodichelys lucianoi PRICE, 1954; Araripemys barretoi PRICE, 1973; Santanachelys gaffneyi HIRAYAMA, 1998;Roxochelys wanderleyi PRICE, 1953; Bauruemys elegans (SUAREZ, 1969 KISCHLAT, 1994; e as "Podocnemys". Estes quelônios também têm importância para as reconstituições paleoambientais, possibilitando a compreensão das antigas conexões entre rios, lagos e mares.

  19. TRÁFICO ILEGAL DE TORTUGAS CONTINENTALES (TESTUDINATA EN COLOMBIA: UNA APROXIMACIÓN DESDE EL ANÁLISIS DE REDES

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    FELBER JAIR ARROYAVE BERMUDEZ

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El uso de productos extraídos o provenientes de la fauna silvestre es relevante para el desarrollo económico y el bienestar social en muchos lugares del mundo. Sin embargo, frecuentemente la fauna silvestre entra en los circuitos de tráfico ilegal para abastecer los mercados de mascotas y productos como pieles, plumas, “carne de monte”, entre otros. El tráfico ilegal genera enormes presiones sobre las especies sujetas a extracción y es una de las principales amenazas para estas. En Colombia, el tráfico de tortugas es de importancia debido a los volúmenes explotados y al significado que tienen sus productos para las comunidades. Mediante el Análisis de Redes se caracterizó espacialmente, a nivel de Departamento, el tráfico de los cinco géneros de testudíneos continentales de Colombia más traficados (Trachemys, Chelonoidis, Kinosternon, Podocnemis y Rhinoclemmys, tomando como base los registros de incautación y decomiso recopilados por el Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible entre los años 2005 y 2009. Se encontró que la red de tráfico ilegal de testudíneos está articulada con mercados internacionales y propende por abastecer mercados del interior del país (región Andina, siendo los Departamentos de las costas Caribe y Pacífica, y de la Orinoquía, los principales extractores de especímenes. Se identificaron los Departamentos de Quindío, Santander, Antioquia y Putumayo como intermediarios y consumidores. Finalmente, se proponen medidas socioculturales y coercitivas como mecanismos de desarticulación de las redes de tráfico ilegal, siendo dichas acciones un soporte para la conservación y el uso sostenible de los recursos naturales.

  20. 广东沿海的砂壳纤毛虫及3种国内新纪录%TINTINNID CILIATES FROM COASTAL WATERS OFF GUANGDONG, WITH NOTES ON THREE NEW RECORDS OF CHINA (PROTOZOA, CILIOPHORA)

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    张伟; 姜勇; 李继秋; 马洪钢; 许恒龙

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    Tintinnid ciliates are an important component of plankton communities and widely distribute in the coastal waters. However, in morphological studies, the tintinnids belonged to the poorly known groups, especially in the water of the South China Sea. In the winter of 2008, the tintinnids sampled from the coastal waters in the South China Sea (Guangdong) were investigated. The water temperature was 17-20℃ and the salinity was about 30‰-31‰. Samples were collected by a horizontal tow net from 1.5 m under the water surface. Part of samples were immediately stored in 4℃ for in vivo observation and the others were fixed in formalin at a final concentration of 5% for future observations of lorica characteristics. The morphological characteristics including lorica features were observed and described by using light microscopical method. In this present study, 16 species were indentified and they belonged to Tintinnopsis, Codonella, Stenosemella and Favella. Three of them were believed to be the first records of China, Codonella apicata Kofoid & Campbell, 1929, Tintinnopsis turbo Meunier, 1919 and Stenosemella expansa Wailes, 1925. In addition, another three species were the first records in the semi-tropical and tropical areas of China, Tintinnopsis tubulosoides Meunier, 1910; Tintinnopsis lohmanni (Jorgensen, 1927) Laackmann, 1906, and Codonella rapa Kofoid & Campbell, 1929. The other 10 species included Tintinnopsis beroidea Stein, 1867, Tintinnopsis acuminata (Daday, 1887) Kofoid & Campbell, 1929, Tintinnopsis tocantinensis Kofoid & Campbell, 1929, Tintinnopsis tubulosoides Meunier, 1910, Tintinnopsis tublosa Levander, 1900, Tintinnopsis clongata Daday, 1887, Tintinnopsis lohmanni (Jorgensen, 1927) Laackmann,, 1906, Stenosemella parvicollis (Marshall, 1934) Hada, 1935, Favella campanula (Schmidt, 1901)J(o)rgensen, 1924, and Codonella rapa Kofoid & Campbell, 1929.%对广东沿海的砂壳纤毛虫进行了初步研究,涉及7属16种,其中3种确定为中

  1. Microbiological quality of organic vegetables produced in soil treated with different types of manure and mineral fertilizer Qualidade microbiológica de vegetais orgânicos produzidos em solo tratado com diferentes tipos de esterco e fertilizante mineral

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    Débora Cabral Machado

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    Full Text Available An attempt was made to evaluate microbiological quality of horticultural crops grown organically. Three species of vegetables were used, lettuce (Lactuva sativa, radish (Raphanus sativus and spinach (Tetragonia expansa, grown organically, in fertile soil. Six different treatments were applied: mineral fertilizer, chicken, cow, and pig manure, chicken litter and cow manure, in association with a liquid foliar biofertilizer. These crops were handled according to correct agronomic practices for growing crops organically for commercial purposes. Samples were examined for the Most Probable Number (MPN/g/mL of total and fecal coliforms and to detect the presence of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. All analyzed samples were considered acceptable for consumption, as Salmonella spp. was not detected. However, 63.3%, 50.0%, and 23.3% of the samples of lettuce, radish and spinach, respectively, contained >10² total coliforms/g of product. None of the samples of spinach or radish presented >10² fecal coliforms/g, and only 6.6% of lettuce samples contained >10² fecal coliforms/g. The presence of E. coli was confirmed in one sample of spinach, cultivated with cow manure.O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar a qualidade microbiológica de hortaliças orgânicas produzidas sob diferentes condições. Três espécies de vegetais, alface (Lactuva sativa, rabanete (Raphanus sativus e espinafre (Tetragonia expansa, foram cultivadas no sistema orgânico, em solo fertilizado com seis tratamentos diferentes: adubo mineral, estercos de galinha, bovino e suíno, cama de frango e esterco bovino associado com biofertilizante líquido de aplicação foliar. O cultivo das hortaliças foi feito de acordo com as práticas agronômicas recomendadas para o sistema orgânico em escala comercial. Das hortaliças cultivadas, foram coletadas amostras para a determinação do Número Mais Provável de coliformes totais e termotolerantes e detecção da presença de

  2. OCORRÊNCIA E DISTRIBUIÇÃO ESTACIONAL DE HELMINTOS GASTRINTESTINAIS DE CAPRINOS NO MUNICÍPIO DE TERESINA, PIAUÍ

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    Eneide Santiago Girão

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetiva verificar a ocorrência e distribuição estacional de helmintos gastrintestinais parasitas de caprinos durante as estações seca e chuvosa visando o estabelecimento de medidas adequadas para o controle da verminose. O experimento foi conduzido na base física da EMBRAPA/UEPAE de Teresina, no município de Teresina. Em um piquete de Brachiaria humidicola medindo dois hectares, foram colocados oito caprinos machos, entre seis a oito meses de idade. Cinco animais ficaram permanentes no piquete e não receberam tratamento anti-helmíntico durante todo o período (Testemunhas e três (incorporados ao trabalho a cada mês, após receberem três tratamentos anti-helmínticos, ficaram expostos à infecção helmíntica durante 30 dias no piquete (traçadores. Mensalmente, após 14 dias de estabulação, eram abatidos e necropsiados três caprinos traçadores e no final do experimento, os testemunhas para coleta, contagem e identificação dos helmintos. De janeiro/88 a fevereiro/90 foram necropsiados 70 caprinos traçadores e cinco testemunhas. Os helmintos identificados foram: Haemonchus contortus, Trichostrongylus colubriformis, Strongyloides papillosus, Moniezia expansa, Cooperia punctata, C. curticei, Oesophagostomum columbianum, Trichuris spp (T. ovis, Trichuris sp., T. skrjabini, Skrjabinema ovis, Cysticercus tenuicollis e Paramphistomum spp. As necropsias nos caprinos traçadores indicaram que ocorreu transmissão de helmintos durante o ano todo sendo em intensidades mais elevadas na época chuvosa e início da época seca e que o helminto de maior intensidade nos caprinos traçadores foi H. contortus, e nos testemunhas T. colubriformis.

  3. Sensitivity and efficiency of selected coproscopical methods-sedimentation, combined zinc sulfate sedimentation-flotation, and McMaster method.

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    Becker, Ann-Christin; Kraemer, Amelie; Epe, Christian; Strube, Christina

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    Coproscopical methods used in veterinary-parasitological diagnostics were validated according to their sensitivity (Se) and egg recovery rate [efficiency (Ef)]. Validation of the combined sedimentation-flotation method and the modified McMaster method was performed by using feces spiked with eggs of Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Cooperia oncophora, cyathostomins, Ascaris suum, Toxascaris leonina, Toxocara canis, Trichuris vulpis, Moniezia expansa, and Anoplocephala perfoliata. For validation of the sedimentation method, Fasciola hepatica eggs were used. With the combined sedimentation-flotation method using ZnSO4 as flotation medium [specific gravity (SG) 1.30], 5 g fecal samples of all tested parasite species (concentration levels 1, 5, 10, 20, 40, 60, and 80 epg) were reproducibly detected "positive" (100 % Se) as of 80 epg. The Ef of the combined sedimentation-flotation method, defined as percentage of rediscovered eggs, revealed clear differences between parasites and showed the highest value for cyathostomins and the lowest for U. stenocephala and T. leonina eggs. The average Ef for all parasite species at 80 epg was 1.50 %. With the McMaster method (concentration levels 1, 30, 50, 80, 100, 500, and 1000 epg), all tested parasite species were detected reliably positive as of 500 epg with a mean Ef of 46.4 %. When evaluating the sedimentation method (concentration levels 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 epg), F. hepatica eggs were reproducibly found in 5 g fecal samples as of 20 epg with 20.0 % Ef. The result that the combined zinc sulfate sedimentation-flotation method (SG 1.30) as flotation medium provides diagnostic certainty only as of 80 epg has to be considered at preventing zoonoses. If pet owners wish to prevent any zoonotic infection ("zero tolerance"), a monthly anthelminthic treatment should be advised instead of monthly fecal examinations.

  4. Homology of head sclerites in Burgess Shale euarthropods.

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    Ortega-Hernández, Javier

    2015-06-15

    The Cambrian fossil record of euarthropods (extant arachnids, myriapods, crustaceans, hexapods) has played a major role in understanding the origins of these successful animals and indicates that early ancestors underwent an evolutionary transition from soft-bodied taxa (lobopodians) to more familiar sclerotized forms with jointed appendages [1-3]. Recent advances in paleoneurology and developmental biology show that this major transformation is reflected by substantial changes in the head region of early euarthropods, as informed by the segmental affinity of the cephalic appendages [1, 4-6]. However, data on the implications of this reorganization for non-appendicular exoskeletal structures are lacking, given the difficulty of inferring the precise segmental affinities of these features. Here, I report neurological remains associated with the stalked eyes and "anterior sclerite" in the (middle Cambrian) Burgess Shale euarthropods Helmetia expansa and Odaraia alata and provide evidence that these features are associated with nerve traces originating from the anterior brain region, the protocerebrum. The position of the protocerebral ganglia in exceptionally preserved Cambrian euarthropods indicates the homology of the anterior sclerite in extinct groups (e.g., fuxianhuiids, bivalved forms, artiopodans [7, 8]) and allows new comparisons with the dorsal cephalic plate of radiodontans, large nektonic predators whose anterior segmental organization bears fundamental similarities to that of Paleozoic lobopodians [1, 6, 9, 10]. These observations allow reconstruction of the segmental architecture of the head region in the earliest sclerotized euarthropods and demonstrate the deep homology between exoskeletal features in an evolutionary continuum of taxa with distinct types of body organization.

  5. I. Identification and characterization of dasheen mosaic virus in Chinese evergreen plants (Aglaonema commutatum) in California. II. New approaches for detecting plant viruses

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    Kositratana, W.

    1985-01-01

    Chinese evergreen plants (Aglaonema commutatum) with symptoms of mild stunting, chlorosis, leaf distortion and mosaic, were observed in Southern California. Flexuous rods (ca. 750 nm) were detected in leaf dip and partially purified preparations. Dasheen mosac virus (DMV) was identified as the causal agent on the basis of host range, morphology and reaction with DMV antiserum in immunodouble diffusion and immunosorbent electron microscopy (ISEM) tests. Tetragonia expansa was found to be a new host of this virus. Surveys indicate that DMV is not widespread in cultivars of A. commutatum in Southern California. The virus was purified from leaves of seedling Philodendron selloum by clarification with CCl/sub 4/, CHCl/sub 3/, and Triton X-100, precipitation with PEG-8000 and centrifugation in either Cs/sub 2/SO/sub 4/-sucrose cushion gradients or Cs/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ equilibrium density gradients. Purified virions formed a single UV-absorbing infectious band with densities of 1.31 and 1.245 g/ml in CsCl/sub 2/ and Cs/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ equilibrium density gradients, respectively, and a sedimentation coefficient of 154 S as determined by a linear-log sucrose density gradient centrifugation. Dasheen mosaic virus has a plus-sense ssRNA with the M.W. of 3.2 x 10/sup 6/ under denaturing conditions. Molecular hybridization analysis using /sup 3/H-complementary DNA specific to DMV-Ca RNA showed that DMV-Ca isolate was more closely related to DMV-Fiji isolate than to DMV-Fla isolate, and was very distantly related to ZYMV, TEV. PeMoC and PVY.

  6. Ultrastructure of the surface structures and electron immunogold labeling of peptide immunoreactivity in the nervous system of Pseudothoracocotyla indica (Polyopisthocotylea: Monogenea).

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    Brennan, G P; Ramasamy, P

    1996-01-01

    Transmission electron microscope studies of the tegument of the tropical marine fish monogenean parasite Pseudothoracocotyla indica describe surface specialisations and detail the ultrastructure of the tegument and the haptor. The tegument consists of a syncytium, numerous electron-dense granules, electron-lucent vesicles and large multivesicular bodies. The posterior tegumental syncytium is infolded to form tegumental ridges that are present on both the ventral and dorsal surfaces. A thin coat of glycocalyx is present on the tegument surface. In contrast, the tegumental syncytium of the haptor is relatively thin, containing electron-dense granules and various-sized electron-lucent vesicles. Exocytosis of the electron-dense and electron-lucent vesicles apparently occurs in the syncytium of the haptor and general body surface. Tegumental damage was observed on the dorsal surface in the mid-body region and may possibly have been due to natural mechanical forces. The haptor consists of electron-dense clamp sclerites embedded within a matrix covered by the tegumental syncytium. The sclerites are connected to each other and to the basal lamina by radially oriented muscle fibres. The haptor is richly supplied with non-myelinated nerve axons. Both uniciliated and non-ciliated presumed sensory structures are present on the body surface and haptor. Uniciliated sensory structures were found mainly around the oral sucker. Groups of neurons and nerve processes containing neurosecretory vesicles were frequently observed in the vicinity of the clamps. Electron immunogold labelling studies demonstrated that neuropeptide F [NPF (Moniezia expansa)] immunoreactivity was confined to electron-dense-cored neurosecretory vesicles in nerve fibres from the posterior and haptor regions of the fluke.

  7. Upper Cambrian chitons (Mollusca, polyplacophora) from Missouri, USA

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    Pojeta, J.; Vendrasco, M.J.; Darrough, G.

    2010-01-01

    Numerous new specimens reveal a greater presence of chitons in Upper Cambrian rocks than previously suspected. Evidence is presented showing that the chiton esthete sensory system is present in all chiton species in this study at the very beginning of the known polyplacophoran fossil record. The stratigraphic occurrences and paleobiogeography of Late Cambrian chitons are documented. The 14 previously-named families of Cambrian and Ordovician chitons are reviewed and analyzed. Aulochitonidae n. fam. is defined, based on Aulochiton n. gen.; A. sannerae n. sp. is also defined. The long misunderstood family Preacanthochitonidae and its type genus Preacanthochiton Bergenhayn, 1960, are placed in synonymy with Mattheviidae and Chelodes Davidson & King, 1874, respectively; Eochelodes Marek, 1962, also is placed in synonymy with Chelodes, and Elongata Stinchcomb & Darrough, 1995, is placed in synonymy with Hemithecella Ulrich & Bridge, 1941. At the species level, H. elongata Stinchcomb & Darrough, 1995, and Elongata perplexa Stinchcomb & Darrough, 1995, are placed in synonymy with H. eminensis Stinchcomb & Darrough, 1995. The Ordovician species H. abrupta Stinchcomb & Darrough, 1995, is transferred to the genus Chelodes as C. abrupta (Stinchcomb & Darrough, 1995). The Ordovician species Preacanthochiton baueri Hoare & Pojeta, 2006, is transferred to the genus Helminthochiton as H. ? baueri (Hoare & Pojeta, 2006). The Ordovician species H. marginatus Hoare & Pojeta, 2006, is transferred to the genus Litochiton as L. marginatus (Hoare & Pojeta, 2006). Matthevia walcotti Runnegar, Pojeta, Taylor, & Collins, 1979, is treated as a synonym of Hemithecella expansa Ulrich & Bridge, 1941. In addition, other multivalved Cambrian mollusks are discussed; within this group, Dycheiidae n. fam. is defined, as well as Paradycheia dorisae n. gen. and n. sp. Cladistic analysis indicates a close relationship among the genera here assigned to the Mattheviidae, and between Echinochiton Pojeta

  8. Characterization of hydrophobic-ligand-binding proteins of Taenia solium that are expressed specifically in the adult stage.

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    Rahman, M; Lee, E-G; Kim, S-H; Bae, Y-A; Wang, H; Yang, Y; Kong, Y

    2012-09-01

    Taenia solium, a causative agent of taeniasis and cysticercosis, has evolved a repertoire of lipid uptake mechanisms. Proteome analysis of T. solium excretory-secretory products (TsESP) identified 10 kDa proteins displaying significant sequence identity with cestode hydrophobic-ligand-binding-proteins (HLBPs). Two distinct 362- and 352-bp-long cDNAs encoding 264- and 258-bp-long open reading frames (87 and 85 amino acid polypeptides) were isolated by mining the T. solium expressed sequence tags and a cDNA library screening (TsHLBP1 and TsHLBP2; 94% sequence identity). They clustered into the same clade with those found in Moniezia expansa and Hymenolepis diminuta. Genomic structure analysis revealed that these genes might have originated from a common ancestor. Both the crude TsESP and bacterially expressed recombinant proteins exhibited binding activity toward 1-anilinonaphthalene-8-sulfonic acid (1,8-ANS), which was competitively inhibited by oleic acid. The proteins also bound to cis-parinaric acid (cPnA) and 16-(9-anthroyloxy) palmitic acid (16-AP), but showed no binding activity against 11-[(5-dimethylaminonaphthalene-1-sulfonyl) amino] undecanoic acid (DAUDA) and dansyl-DL-α-aminocaprylic acid (DACA). Unsaturated fatty acids (FAs) showed greater affinity than saturated FAs. The proteins were specifically expressed in adult worms throughout the strobila. The TsHLBPs might be involved in uptake and/or sequestration of hydrophobic molecules provided by their hosts, thus contributing to host-parasite interface interrelationships.

  9. A carbon isotopic and sedimentological record of the latest Devonian (Famennian) from the Western U.S. and Germany

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    Myrow, P.M.; Strauss, J.V.; Creveling, J.R.; Sicard, K.R.; Ripperdan, R.; Sandberg, C.A.; Hartenfels, S.

    2011-01-01

    New carbon isotopic data from upper Famennian deposits in the western United States reveal two previously unrecognized major positive isotopic excursions. The first is an abrupt ~. 3??? positive excursion, herein referred to as ALFIE (A Late Famennian Isotopic Excursion), recorded in two sections of the Pinyon Peak Limestone of north-central Utah. Integration of detailed chemostratigraphic and biostratigraphic data suggests that ALFIE is the Laurentian record of the Dasberg Event, which has been linked to transgression in Europe and Morocco. Sedimentological data from the Chaffee Group of western Colorado also record transgression at a similar biostratigraphic position, with a shift from restricted to open-marine lithofacies. ALFIE is not evident in chemostratigraphic data from age-equivalent strata in Germany studied herein and in southern Europe, either because it is a uniquely North American phenomenon, or because the German sections are too condensed relative to those in Laurentia. A second positive carbon isotopic excursion from the upper Chaffee Group of Colorado is recorded in transgressive strata deposited directly above a previously unrecognized paleokarst interval. The age of this excursion, and the duration of the associated paleokarst hiatus, are not well constrained, although the events occurred sometime after the Late Famennian Middle expansa Zone. The high positive values recorded in this excursion are consistent with those associated with the youngest Famennian Middle to Late praesulcata Hangenberg Isotopic Excursion in Europe, the isotopic expression of the Hangenberg Event, which included mass extinction, widespread black shale deposition, and a glacio-eustatic fall and rise. If correct, this would considerably revise the age of the Upper Chaffee Group strata of western Colorado. ?? 2011 Elsevier B.V.

  10. About the status of certain species of Dryopteris Adans. s. str. in tne flora of Azerbaijan

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    A. M. Askerov

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    Full Text Available In this article the status of some taxa of fern genus Dryopteris Adans. s. str. (Dryopteridaceae Ch­ing is analyzed in South Caucasus. Based on the critical treatment of herbarium material both collected by authors in various regions of Azerbaijan and that deposited in BAK and LE, as well as analysis of relevant literature, D. talyschensis (Askerov et A. Bobr. Askerov et U. Aktcay, D. schorapanensis Askerov, D. iranica Fras.-Jenk., and D. raddeana (Fomin Fomin are recognized as worthy being accepted at the rank of a species, and D. borreri (Newm. Newm. ex Oberh. et Tavel, D. remota (A. Br. ex Döll. Druce, and D. assimilis S. Walker are prior names for the other South Caucasian representatives of the genus. Dryopteris talyschensis known before as D. raddeana var. talyschensis Askerov et A. Bobr. (Asgarov, Bobrov, 1972 by its morpho-biological and ecological featers differs considerably from D. raddeana which is a relic and endemic species of hircanian flora. Dryopteris schorapanensis initially (Askerov, 1978 described as a hybrid, later, based on morphological and cytogenetic studies, has been proven to be a distinct apomictic triploid species (Johns et al., 1996; Fraser-Jenkins, 2007. Similarly, it was demonstrated that D. affinis subsp. coriacea Fras.-Jenk. is rather widespread in the Caucasus, possess original morphology and should better be treated as another apomictic triploid species, D. iranica. Although Fraser-Jenkins (1977, 1986 considered D. radd­eana as D. pallida (Bory Fomin subsp. subsp. raddeana (Fomin Fr.-Jenk., we accepte it with species status. Finally, the names D. borreri, D. remota, and D. assimilis are recognized as prior for D. affinis p. p., D. kemulariae, and D. expansa p. p., respectively.

  11. A field survey on the status of gastrointestinal helminth parasites in hangul (Cervus elaphus hanglu) in Dachigam National Park of Kashmir.

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    Lone, Bashir A; Chishti, M Z; Ahmad, Fayaz; Tak, Hidayatullah; Bandh, Suhaib A; Khan, Abida

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    One year crossectional survey was carried out to determine and describe the prevalence and intensity of gastrointestinal parasite infections in hangul (Cervus elaphus hanglu) in Dachigam National Park of Kashmir through faecal examinations. Out of 153 faecal samples examined, 82 (53.59 %) were found infected with GIT helminthes. In present study seven helminth species were found, including five nematode [Haemonchus contortus (55.39 %), Trichuris ovis (39.75 %), Dictyocaulus viviparus (28.4.00 %), Oesophogostomum circumcincta (13.7 %) and Chabertia ovina (4.02 %)] one trematode [Fasciola hepatica (17.3 %)] and one cestode species [Moneizia expansa (6.05 %)]. Based on the severity of infection 81.7 % of hangul positive samples were severely infected (epg > 1,500), 8.3 % heavily infected (epg = 1,100-1,500), 3.8 % moderately infected (epg = 800-1,000) and 7.2 % mildly infected (epg = 500). Season, sex and age were the factors that influenced the epidemiological prevalence of GIT helminths in hangul in the present study. The maximum helminth infection was observed in summer season and lowest in winter (P = 0.003). Lower age groups were more infected than adult animals (P > 0.05). Prevalence was higher in males than females (P > 0.05). The present study will initially be of great significance to add to existing knowledge of the epidemiology of GIT helminth of hangul which is the pioneering study on this animal in the valley and the findings will be quite helpful to devise the appropriate control and prophylactic strategies for GIT helminthiasis of hangul in the Dachigam national park.

  12. Luz Sarmiento Bendezú

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    Full Text Available Luz Sarmiento Bendezú nació en Nazca, Ica, el 10 de enero de 1924. El camino que describieron sus actos refleja el decidido espíritu académico que la ha alentado siempre y aún proyecta a sus colegas y alumnos. La doctora Luz ingreso a la Facultad de Ciencias de Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos en 1942. Su interés e iniciación en el estudio de los parásitos los reafirmó con la tesis para Bachiller en Ciencias Biológicas “Identificación de Haemonchus contortus en carneros nacidos en la sierra del Perú” sustentada en 1946. Ese mismo año empezó su carrera docente como Jefe de Prácticas del curso Zoología Sistemática I en la Facultad de Ciencias de la UNMSM. En 1952 inició sus estudios de Maestría y participó como Asistente del curso de Parasitología del Dpto. del Biología de la Virginia Polytechnick Institute and State University, USA. En 1953 obtuvo el grado de Master of Science con la tesis “Gigantorhinchus ortizi n. sp. of Acanthocephalian from Metachyrus nudicaudatus”. En 1954 obtuvo el grado de Doctora en Ciencias Biológicas, en la UNMSM, con la tesis: “Descripción de Paratractis hystrix n. gen., n. sp. de Podocnemis dumeriliana”. Continúo desde 1954 hasta 1958 como profesora de Biología, Anatomía y Zoología en el Brenau College en Gainesville, Georgia, USA. En 1959 de regreso al Perú continuó su carrera docente como Catedrática Asociada y asumió el curso de Zoología Sistemática I y en 1970 fue nombrada Jefa de la Sección Helmintología del Museo de Historia Natural de la UNMSM.

  13. LA HERMENEUTICA COMO UNA PROPUESTA METODOLOGICA PARA EL ABORDAJE DE ESTUDIOS INTERCULTURALES: EL CASO DE LA CULTURAEN RELACION A LAS TORTUGAS

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    Full Text Available La hermenéutica es una propuesta metodológica en la cual la comprensión de la realidad social se asume bajo la metáfora de un texto, el cual es susceptible de ser interpretado. El objetivo de este artículo consiste en ejemplarizar el desarrollo metodológico del enfoque hermenéutico a partir dela investigaciónCultura y Tortugas, los niños hablan acerca de la Tortuga (P. expansa, la Terecay (P. unifilis y conservación (Camacho, 2012. Esta propuesta metodológica, según Sandoval (1993  comprende el análisis de dos construcciones esenciales, el Pre-Texto y el Texto. El primer apartado tiene en cuenta el conjunto de conceptos que fundamenta teóricamente el trabajo de investigación, además de la información concerniente al contexto de la zona de estudio. Mientras que el Texto corresponde a la estructuración sistemática de los resultados obtenidos a partir del uso de las diversas estrategias de investigación, como por ejemplo las entrevistas, las encuestas y otras charlas informales.  Desde esta perspectiva, el trabajo consistía en recuperar la información acerca de las Tortugas y comenzarlas a relacionar con los conocimientos ancestrales. Para ello se tuvo en cuenta un proceso que se conoce como codificación, que consiste en “generar conceptos a partir de nuestros datos y usar códigos como manera de lograrlo” (Coffeyet al, 2003.Ello exige un proceso de investigación arduo, que va desde la recopilación de información, su posterior transcripción, la codificación de estos y por último el análisis, la comprensión e interpretación de los resultados obtenidos.

  14. Presencia y distribución de micofilas en gramíneas de Argentina

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    Full Text Available The mycophyllas were studied in grasses (Poaceae from natural Argentinian grasslands. Festuca fiebrigii Pilg., F. hieronymi Hack. var. expansa (St. Yves Türpe, F. parodii St. Yves, Melica macra Nees, M. stuckertii Hack., Poa hieronymi Hack.. P. holciformis J. Presl, P. lilloi Hack., P. plicata Hack, and P. stuckertii (Hack. Parodi are reponed as new hosts and the distribution área of the association for Festuca arundinacea Schreb., F. hieronymi Hack, var. hieronymi and F. tucumanica E.B. Alexeev, has been extended. The interaction was a mutualistic symbiosis. Most of the species had both the culm parenchyma and the fruits colonized, except in Melica macra. Poa hieronymi and P. plicata, where the symbiont was only observed in the parenchyma. On the other hand, variation in the association was observed in relation to the host species, location and altitude.Se realiza un estudio de las micofilas encontradas en gramíneas (Poaceae de pastizales naturales de Argentina. La búsqueda del simbionte fúngico se efectuó en plantas vivas y herborizadas. Se dan a conocer como nuevos hospedantes a Festucafiebrigii Pilg., F. hieronymi Hack, var. expanda (St. Yves Türpe, F. parodii St. Yves, Melica macra Nees, M. stuckertii Hack., Poa hieronymi Hack., P. holciformis J. Presl, P. lilloi Hack., P. plicata Hack, y P. stuckertii (Hack. Parodi, y se amplía el área de distribución de la asociación para Festuca arundinacea Schreb., F. hieronymi Hack. var. hieronymi y F. tucumanica E.B. Alexeev. El tipo de interacción observada corresponde a una simbiosis mutualista. En la mayoría de las especies analizadas el endófito colonizó el parenquima de las cañas y los frutos, salvo en Melica macra. Poa hieronymi y P. alicata, en las que solo se observó en el parenquima. Por otro lado, la presencia de micofilas presentó variaciones con relación a la especie del hospedante, altitud y localidad de procedencia.

  15. Эффективность комбинированного препарата на основе никлозамида против аноплоцефалят разных видов и разного возраста

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    Изучено действие вигисокса, празиквантела, фенбендазола, альбендазола и никлозамида в дозах соответственно 60, 3, 10, 10 и 100 мг/кг против мониезий разного возраста на овцах, спонтанно инвазированных Moniezia expansa и M. benedeni. Эффективность против половозрелых Moniezia spp. составила вигисокса, никлозамида и празиквантела 100 %, альбендазола 88,0 и фенбендазола 84,0 %, а против неполовозрелых соответственно 89,3 %, 89,3, 100, 75 и 64,3 %. Получена незначительная разница в эффективности ...

  16. 新疆西准噶尔晚泥盆世法门晚期菊石动物群的发现及其意义%Discovery and significance of Late Famennian ammonoid faunas in western Jung- gar, Xinjiang

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    宗普; 马学平; 张美琼; 张宇波

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    A number of ammonoids are discovered for the first time from the Late Devonian (late Famennian) in the north of Hoxtol-gay of western Junggar, Xinjiang. The Platyclymenia fauna includes Platyclymenia (Pl.) subnautilina (Sandberger), Sporadoceras sp., Prionoceras frechi (Wedekind), and others, which was probably related to the Annulata Event. The cyrtoclymeniid fanua is character-ized by spectacularly large-sized Protactoclymenia sp. and Cyrtoclymenia? sp. with a diameter up to ca. 20 cm. These ammonoids can be correlated with the assemblage of the standard Devonian ammonoidⅣZone of West Europe (conodont Upper trachytera Zone to Lower expansa Zone). The occurrences of the late Famennian cyrtoclymeniid fauna in different sections in the area north of Hoxtolgay can be well correlated. The horizons bearing these fossils can be regarded as a marker layer for stratigraphic correlation in this area.%首次在新疆准噶尔盆地西北缘和什托洛盖以北地区的晚泥盆世法门晚期地层中发现板海神石及大型弓海神石菊石动物。板海神石动物群由Platyclymenia (Pl.) subnautilina (Sandberger)、Sporadoceras sp.和Prionoceras frechi (Wedekind)等分子组成;可能与Annulata事件有关。弓海神石动物群中Protactoclymenia sp.和Cyrtoclymenia?sp.以壳体硕大为显著特征,直径可达20cm。这些菊石可与西欧晚泥盆世标准菊石带第Ⅳ带的菊石组合进行对比(相当于牙形石Upper trachytera至Lower expansa带),而且在区域上的分布具有一定的稳定性,尤其是弓海神石动物群,其产出层位可作为和什托洛盖以北地区地层对比的标志层。

  17. Behavior of Sr-90 and transuranic elements in three areas in Finland[Radioecology

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    Ikaeheimonen, T.K.; Vartti, V.P.; Ilus, E. [STUK - Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki (Finland)

    2006-04-15

    The study was carried out in three areas (both terrestrial and aquatic): in the Maenttae area in Central Finland and in the environs of the Loviisa and Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plants. The highest Sr-90 concentrations were found in Ebilobium angustifolium, being 70 - 90 Bq/kg d.w., and Empetrum nigrum, 15 - 60 Bq/kg d.w. Concentrations of more than 10 Bq/kg d.w. were also detected in leaves of birch (Betula pendula), in berries of Empetrum nigrum and in ferns (Dryopteris carthusiana, Dryopteris expansa, Polypodium vulgare). The Sr-90 concentrations in mushrooms were less than 10 Bq/kg d.w. and varied considerably from one species to another. The concentrations of Pu-239,240 were below the detection limits in mushrooms and berries. Detectable amounts of Pu-239,240 were found in ferns. Am-241 was detected in ferns, but also in a Cantharellus tubaeformis sample and in Calluna vulgaris, in which the Pu-239,240 concentrations were below the detection limits. The highest concentrations of Sr-90 in fresh water environment were detected in shells and flesh of freshwater clam, Anodonta sp., and in marine environment in Saduria entomon and Macoma balthica. In Anodonta sp. (both shells and flesh), also Pu-239,240 and Am-241 were detected. Pu-239,240 was detectable in almost all the marine samples. Concentration factors (CF) of Pu-239,240 were roughly at the same level or greater than those of Sr-90, especially in the marine environment. Best indicator organism for Sr in the fresh water environment was Anodonta sp., and then Nuphar lutea (CFs 10{sup 3} - 10{sup 4}); and Macoma balthica and Fucus vesiculosus in the marine environment. Roots of Nymphaea candida and flesh of Anodonta sp. accumulated best Pu-239,240 in fresh water environment; The CFs of Pu-239,240 were greater in the marine environment compared to those in fresh water environment. Phytoplankton and periphyton accumulate most efficiently Pu-239,240 in the marine environment. The behavior of plutonium and americium

  18. de la Argentina y notas nomenclaturales

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta primera revisión del género Deyeuxia para la Argentina se reconocen 58 taxones nativos de América, tres de ellos son endémicos de la Argentina, y los restantes también crecen en Bolivia, Brasil y Chile. Se describen tres nuevos taxones para la ciencia: Deyeuxia alba subsp. breviaristata (Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay; Deyeuxia heterophylla var. puberilemma (Perú; Deyeuxia trichodonta var. hirsuta (Argentina: Salta. Se establece un nuevo nombre: Deyeuxia nana, para en Agrostis caespitosa. Las siguientes once entidades constituyen nuevas citas para Argentina, Bolivia, Chile y Ecuador: Deyeuxia brevifolia var. brevifolia y Deyeuxia brevifolia var. expansa (Chile; Deyeuxia cabrerae var. cabrerae, D. cabrerae var. aristulata (Chile; D. cabrerae var. trichopoda (Chile; Deyeuxia curta (Ecuador; Deyeuxia filifolia (Chile; D. diemii (Chile; Deyeuxia filifolia (Chile; Deyeuxia hackelii (Chile; Deyeuxia minima (Argentina y Ecuador; Deyeuxia sclerantha (Ecuador; Deyeuxia spicigera var. spicigera (Chile; Deyeuxia spicigera var. cephalotes (Argentina y Deyeuxia trichodonta var. trichodonta (Bolivia. Se establecen cinco nuevas combinaciones: Deyeuxia reitzii, Deyeuxia rupestris f. pilosa., Deyeuxia rupestris var. minor, D. tarmensis var. macrochaeta y Deyeuxia velutina var. nardifolia. Se adicionan nuevos sinónimos en las siguientes entidades: Deyeuxia heterophylla (Calama grostis mulleri, Calamagrostis macbridei; Deyeuxia rupestris f. pilosa (Calamagrostis leonardii, Calamagrostis longearistata f. pilosa y Calamagrostis epigeios (Calamagrostis chilensis. Esta revisión incluye una evaluación crítica de los caracteres morfológicos (algunos estudiados con MEB con valor taxonómico para Deyeuxia y sus especies aquí estudiadas, como también una discusión de las relaciones de Deyeuxia con sus géneros más afines. Se presentan en detalle consideraciones nomenclaturales sobre taxones problemáticos, claves dicotómicas para distinguir Deyeuxia de

  19. Devonian/Carboniferous boundary glacioeustatic fluctuations in a platform-to-basin direction: A geochemical approach of sequence stratigraphy in pelagic settings

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    Bábek, Ondrej; Kumpan, Tomáš; Kalvoda, Jiří; Matys Grygar, Tomáš

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    We investigated high-resolution stratigraphic distribution of selected major and trace elements and gamma-ray spectra of fourteen Devonian/Carboniferous (D/C) boundary sections of Europe located in the late Palaeozoic Laurussia and Gondwana. The aim was to trace the geochemical signature of a marked forced and normal regressive interval which was associated with rapid progradation of siliciclastics into the marine carbonate systems (Rhenish Massif) and a prominent hiatus in shallow-water ramp settings (Namur-Dinant Basin). This interval represents the late Devonian Hangenberg event (HBE) sensu lato (middle praesulcata conodont zone) as defined by previous authors. This regressive interval (FSST to LST) correlates with thin shale layers (HBE shale) sandwiched between monotonous nodular calcilutite/calcisiltite successions at five pelagic sections of Moravia, Carnic Alps, Montagne Noire, and Pyrenees. In all sections with continuous D/C sedimentation (i.e., except those of the Namur-Dinant Basin), the HBE s.l. interval is accompanied by elevated percentages of detrital proxies (Al, K, Rb, Zr) and changes in their ratios (Zr/Rb, K/Al, Rb/K) which are normally interpreted as indicators of increased siliciclastic input, provenance, and grain size. Zr/Rb and other proxies are traceable even without apparent lithological evidence and can, therefore, facilitate stratigraphic correlation. Paleoredox and productivity proxies (U/Th and Ni/Rb enrichment factors) only rarely show elevated values in the Hangenberg black shale interval, indicating that the associated water dysoxia/anoxia was a local rather than global phenomenon. Global correlations based on the HBE black shales should therefore be dropped in favor of the HBE s.l. interval. Moreover, analysis of sedimentation rates in the upper expansa to kockeli zone interval using the published radiometric ages suggests that the HBE s.l. was a time of significant increase in the rate of siliciclastic supply into the ocean, even

  20. Feeding preferences of Microtheca punctigera (Achard (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae for some Brassicaceae plants in multiple-choice assays Preferência alimentar de Microtheca punctigera (Achard (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae por algumas crucíferas em testes de mútipla escolha

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    Full Text Available Host plant feeding preference is important basic information for the development of insect management strategies. Multiple-choice feeding preference assays were conducted in the laboratory for the chrysomelid beetle, Microtheca punctigera (Achard. Feeding was assessed 72 h after onset of experiments. With one larva per Petri dish, food items comprised watercress, Nasturtium officinale L., arugula, Eruca sativa L., mustard, Brassica juncea Cosson, Chinese cabbage, B. pekinensis (Lour. Rupr. and wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum L.. Feeding ranking preferences were Chinese cabbage, mustard, wild radish, arugula and watercress (7.97, 1.85, 0.98, 0.36 and 0.11 mm², respectively. Feeding on Chinese cabbage was 4.31 times more intense than on mustard. The same experiment was repeated with one adult per dish. Responses of males and females were quite similar. Feeding was higher on mustard (87.2 and 142.8 for males and females, respectively. Feeding on arugula (51.5 and 132.7 and Chinese cabbage (51.8 and 89.0 were intermediate. Watercress (22.96 and 39.3 and wild radish (12.03 and 28.4 were the least preferred host plants. In a third experiment, ten larvae per dish were used and spinach, Tetragonia expansa Murr., radish, Raphanus sativus L. and collard, B. oleracea var. acephala L., were also included. Daily larval frequencies on each food were also measured. Feeding was similar on Chinese cabbage and mustard (47.89 and 53.78, respectively. Number of insects was greater on mustard, Chinese cabbage and wild radish. Probable explanations for results and proposals for further investigations are discussed.Preferência alimentar é informação básica importante para o desenvolvimento de estratégias de manejo. Experimentos de preferência alimentar com múltipla chance de escolha foram conduzidos em laboratório para o crisomelídeo Microtheca punctigera (Acherd. A alimentação foi avaliada 72h após o início dos experimentos. Com uma larva por placa

  1. Estudio anual de la eliminación de huevos y ooquistes de parásitos gastrointestinales y larvas de nemátodos pulmonares en ovinos de una estancia en Magallanes, Chile Annual study of the of egg and oocyst outputs of gastrointestinal parasites and lungworm larvae in a sheep station of Magallanes, Chile

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    G. SIEVERS

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de recabar antecedentes epidemiológicos sobre las endoparasitosis del ovino en Magallanes, XIIª Región de Chile, se trabajó en la estancia "Entre Vientos", comuna de Río Verde, durante un año (septiembre de 1999 a agosto del 2000. A partir de animales de 3 categorías de edad mantenidos bajo un sistema de explotación extensiva, compuestos por 9.800 corderos (nacidos durante la primavera de 1999, 1.800 borregas (1 año de edad y 13.500 ovejas (2 o más años de edad, se determinaron las tendencias de eliminación de huevos, ooquistes y larvas de parásitos gastrointestinales y pulmonares. Cada 14 días se obtuvo materia fecal desde el recto de 25 animales pertenecientes a cada grupo de edad, muestreados al azar, para realizar recuentos de huevos y diferenciación de larvas de nemátodos gastrointestinales, recuentos de huevos de cestodos, determinación de animales positivos a ooquistes de protozoos intestinales y detección de larvas de nemátodos pulmonares. Los corderos presentaron las mayores eliminaciones de huevos de nemátodos gastrointestinales durante el verano, con predominancia de los géneros Nematodirus y Ostertagia. En borregas y ovejas, las mayores eliminaciones de Ostertagia y Trichostrongylus se produjeron en primavera, coincidiendo con el alza de la temperatura ambiental. La categoría más contaminante fue la de las ovejas en primavera, mientras que los corderos lo fueron en el verano. Durante la primavera, la mayor parte de los animales eliminó ooquistes de Eimeria spp., pero fueron los corderos los mayores contaminantes. La mayor oviposición de huevos de Moniezia expansa se registró en corderos y borregas, durante el verano y primavera respectivamente. Larvas de Dictyocaulus filaria se detectaron principalmente en corderos durante el otoño e invierno. No se diagnosticaron casos de parasitosis clínicas durante los meses del estudio, lo que se puede explicar dado el sistema de crianza extensivo y al

  2. Propuesta para un plan de manejo de la colección de tortugas vivas de la Estación de Biología Tropical Roberto Franco, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia

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    Martínez Salas Mónica del Pilar

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    estudios con mayor  potencial se evidenció la importancia de realizar programas de reproducción en cautiverio con las especies Phrynops dahli y Podocnemis lewyana, que se encuentran amenazadas y son endémicas de Colombia, por lo que tienen un gran interés para la conservación ex situ.

  3. Sedimentology, conodonts and ostracods of the Devonian - Carboniferous strata of the Anseremme railway bridge section, Dinant Basin, Belgium

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    Casier, J.-G.; Mamet, B.; Preat, A.; Sandberg, C.A.

    2004-01-01

    Seven major carbonate microfacies are defined in the Devonian - Carboniferous (D/C) strata (50 m) of the Anseremme railway bridge section, south of Dinant. They permit recognition of several levels encompassing the Etroeungt and Hastie??re formations. "Bathymetric" sequences range from open marine, below the storm wave base, to semi-restricted lagoon. This sequence records a shallowing-upward trend of the relative sea level, from environments below the storm wave base to strongly eroded supraticial pre-evaporitic environments. Faunal components (echinoderms, brachiopods...) indicate open-marine domain for the first six microfacies located within the dysphoticeuphotic zone in relatively shallow waters. The textures of the rocks (mudstones to rudstones) associated with lamination characteristics indicate the position of the storm (SWB) and the fair-weather (FWWB) wave bases. Microfacies seven suggests a semi-restricted platform with salinity fluctuations from hypersaline brines to brackish waters. Thus, the boundary of the Etroeungt/Hastie??re formations is marked by an abrupt drop in sea level. Carbonate micro-conglomerates recording an important erosive phase and a sedimentary hiatus. The environment is again open marine in the upper part of the Hastie??re Formation. Our conclusion is that the Anseremme section is not a reliable continuous succession for the study of the D/C boundary. This confirms the VAN STEENWINKEL (1988, 1993 hypothesis based on other arguments. Conodont faunas demonstrate that the Devonian sequence spans the five youngest conodont zones, but that two of these zones are not represented. The Epinette Formation is dated as the youngest part of the Middle expansa Zone. Thus, the boundary with the Late praesulcata Zone probably coincides with the sharp sedimentological change at the base of the Etroeungt Formation, which is interpreted to belong entirely to this zone. The disconformably overlying basal bed 159 of the Hastie??re Formation is dated

  4. Diferenciação específica entre Taenia saginata e Taenia solium por ensaio de PCR e duplex-PCR

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    Jardim Eurione Antônio Garcia da Veiga

    2006-01-01

    quando testados com DNAt de Taenia hydatigena, Taenia taeniaeformis, Hymenolepis diminuta, Anoplocephala magna, Paranoplocephala mamillana e Moniezia expansa, nem frente ao DNAt dos hospedeiros Homo sapiens, Bos taurus e Sus scrofa.