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  1. Temperature variation in nests of Caiman crocodilus (Crocodylia: Alligatoridae

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    Armando H. Escobedo Galván

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Caiman crocodilus is a widely distributed species in the Neotropics; however, studies of incubation temperatures in wildlife are uncommon. Incubation temperature in four nests of Caiman crocodilus were measured with a digital thermometer, in the National Wildlife Refuge Caño Negro, Costa Rica. Average temperatures in these four nests (no. 1-4 were 32.13 + 0.92 °C (no. 1, 32.46 + 0.77 °C (no. 2, 33.60 + 0.95 °C (no. 3, and 31.78 + 2.30 °C (no. 4. Temperature variations recorded showed higher temperatures than those reported from other studies in Caño Negro. The temperatures registered in this study will lead to a higher proportion of males within the caiman population, reducing the number of future reproducing females and, therefore, in the population viability.

  2. Growth of Caiman crocodilus yacare in the Brazilian Pantanal.

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    Campos, Zilca; Mourão, Guilherme; Coutinho, Marcos; Magnusson, William E

    2014-01-01

    We studied growth of the caiman, Caiman crocodilus yacare, in the Brazilian Pantanal for 27 years between 1987 and 2013.We recaptured 647 of 7769 C. c. yacare initially marked in an area of 50 km(2), in two ranches. We were able to determine size at age accurately for 24 male and17 female caimans that had been marked at hatching or less than 1 year old, and recaptured over periods of 5 to 24 years. The other 606 caimans were used to evaluate short-term growth rates. Age-size relationships were estimated using growth models from the Richards family of curves (full model, von Bertalanffy and monomolecular). The form of the relationships differed between analyses based on caimans of known age and analyses based on integration of growth rate on size relationships for caimans whose ages were not known. Individuals showed large variation in short-term growth rates, but data on known-age animals indicated little between-individual variability in long-term growth rates. There was evidence of a small effect of rainfall, but not temperature, on short-term growth of small caimans, but most variation in growth rates was unexplained by variables other than age and sex. Data on known-age individuals indicated that female C. c. yacare generally reach sexual maturity between 10 and 15 years of age. Because of the asymptotic relationship between age and size, deviations of observations from the model for age are larger than for size, and estimates of age at a given size have greater errors than estimates of size at a given age. Integration of growth rate on size relationships may be adequate for estimating size from age in many cases, but accurate estimates of age from size require data on known-age individuals over the size range of the species.

  3. Pesticides in blood from spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) downstream of banana plantations in Costa Rica.

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    Grant, Paul B C; Woudneh, Million B; Ross, Peter S

    2013-11-01

    Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) are fish-eating crocodilians that inhabit freshwater habitat in tropical regions of the Americas. To assess the exposure of caiman to pesticides from banana plantations, the authors collected whole blood samples (30 mL) from 14 adult caiman that were captured in the North Atlantic region of Costa Rica. Blood samples were analyzed for 70 legacy- and current-use pesticides and breakdown products using newly developed ultra-trace, high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). Caiman accumulated pesticides ranked by concentration as dieldrin > permethrin > mirex > 4,4'-DDE > alpha-endosulfan > heptachlor epoxide > oxychlordane > heptachlor > cypermethrin. Caiman within the high-intensity banana crop watershed of Rio Suerte had higher pesticide burdens relative to other more remote locations (F = 12.79; p = 0.00). Pesticide concentration decreased with distance from upstream banana plantations in this river system (F = 20.76; p = 0.00). Caiman body condition was negatively correlated with total pesticide concentrations (F = 6.23; p = 0.02) and with proximity to banana plantations (F = 5.05; p = 0.04). This suggests that either pesticides elicited toxic effects in caiman, resulting in diminished overall health, or that the quantity or quality of their prey was reduced by pesticides downstream of plantation waterways. The authors' results indicate that pesticide use in banana plantations is impacting a high trophic level species inhabiting one of the most important wilderness areas in Costa Rica (Tortuguero National Park).

  4. Mechanics of the basilar membrane in Caiman crocodilus.

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    Wilson, J P; Smolders, J W; Klinke, R

    1985-04-01

    Vibration measurements were made at a number of positions near the proximal (basal) end of the basilar membrane, and on the columella footplate, of Caiman crocodilus using a capacitive probe. The measurements established the existence of a mechanical travelling wave in this species. They showed no significant change of mechanical tuning with temperature, and were highly significantly different from previous reports of neural temperature sensitivity (Smolders, J. and Klinke, R. (1984): J. Comp. Physiol. 155, 19-30). Thus the neural sensitivity to temperature change appears not to depend upon basilar membrane mechanics. One interpretation of this is that the basilar membrane passively precedes an active temperature-sensitive filter. It was also found that the limbus supporting the basilar membrane had a measurable, but unturned, vibration and that the effect of draining scala tympani for the measurements was to increase the basilar membrane tuning frequency by a factor of about 1.5.

  5. Evaluación sensorial de derivados cárnicos de carne de babilla (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus)

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    William Raúl Mayorga Rodríguez; Diego Giovanni Yepes Parra; Ernesto Vladimir Ortiz Peña; Jairo Humberto López Vargas; Miguel Ángel Alarcón García

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar sensorialmente dos productos cárnicos (jamón de alta inyección y costillas ahumadas) elaborados con base en carne de babilla (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus). Se utilizaron 21 animales con tallas entre los 90 y 120 cm de largo, los cuales procedían del Zoocriadero Santa Ana, situado en la ciudad de Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia. El análisis proximal (% grasa, % humedad, % proteína) de los productos cárnicos elaborados fue realizado en el Laboratorio de N...

  6. Aspectos reproductivos de la babilla Caiman crocodilus fuscus (Cope 1868, en condiciones de cautiverio

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    González Acosta Julio A.

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available Observations were made on reproduction parameters of Caiman crocodilus tuscus in confimenet in the farm Saurus Ltd. during two periods of nesting and laying ( years 1992 - 1993 .Se realizaron observaciones sobre parámetros reproductivos en Caimsn crocodilus tuscus mantenidos en cautividad en el zoocriadero Saurus Ltda, durante dos épocas de anidación y postura (años 1992 - 1993.

  7. Histologia do antro pilórico de Caiman crocodilus yacare (Crocodilia - Reptilia

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    Sonia Maria Jin

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available Descreve-se a histologia geral do antro pilórico do estômago de Caiman crocodilus yacare. Essa região gástrica apresenta: mucosa, submucosa, muscular e serosa. A mucosa é revestida por epitélio cilíndrico simples do tipo mucoso e apresenta lâmina própria delgada, com glândulas simples, tubulosas, ramificadas, esparsas; o epitélio glandular é do tipo mucoso e apresenta nas paredes algumas células poliédricas de núcleo central e citoplasma rico em grânulos acidófilos.The general histology of the pyloric antrum of the stomach of Caiman crocodilus yacare is described. In the pyloric antrum, from the lumen outward, are found the mucosa, the submucosa, the muscular and the serosa layers. The mucosa is lined by a simple columnar epithelium and shows lamina propria with tubulous mucous glands. The epithelium of the pyloric glands is mucous and shows in the walls some polyedric cells, with central nuclei and the cytoplasm is rich in acidophilic granules.

  8. Estructura poblacional y proporción de sexos en Caiman crocodilus en Caño Negro, Costa Rica Population structure and sex ratio in Caiman crocodilus in Caño Negro, Costa Rica

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    Armando H. Escobedo-Galván

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde 1986 se han llevado acabo evaluaciones sobre el estado poblacional de Caiman crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758 en el Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro. Sin embargo, solo se conoce información sobre la abundancia y el tamaño poblacional. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la estructura poblacional y proporción de sexos de C. crocodilus en Caño Negro. Se capturó un total de 145 caimanes mediante 22 conteos nocturnos desde Mayo 2004 a Mayo 2005. La mayoría de los individuos presentaron longitudes menores a 60 cm y entre 150 a 180 cm. La proporción de sexos promedio fue de 1: 6.06 hembra/machos, siendo una de las mayores diferencias reportadas para la especie; de mantenerse la proporción de sexos, es de esperar una disminución en la viabilidad poblacional a corto y mediano plazo.Evaluation of population status of Caiman crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758 in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge started in 1986. However, only information related with abundance and size of the population is known. The objective of this study was to evaluate population structure and sex ratio of C. crocodilus. We captured 145 caimans in 22 nocturnal spotlight surveys from May/2004 to May/2005. Most of caimans were less than 60 cm in length and between 150 to 180 cm. The average sex ratio was 1:6.06 female/male, being one of the highest differences reported for this species. If this sex ratio persists, there is going to be a decrease in the population viability in a short and long term period.

  9. Mercury and methyl mercury ratios in caimans (Caiman crocodilus yacare) from the Pantanal area, Brazil.

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    Vieira, L M; Nunes, V da S; Amaral, M C do A; Oliveira, A C; Hauser-Davis, R A; Campos, R C

    2011-02-01

    The Pantanal region is the largest floodplain area in the world and of great biological importance due to its unique flora and fauna. This area is continuously undergoing increasing anthropogenic threats, and has also experienced mercury contamination associated with gold mining and other anthropogenic activities. Pantanal caimans are top-level predators, and, as such, show great potential to accumulate mercury (Hg) by biomagnification. In this study 79 specimens from four locations in the Pantanal were analyzed for total Hg and methyl mercury (MeHg) by cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry. Total Hg contents ranged from 0.02 to 0.36 µg g(-1) (ww), and most specimens presented MeHg ratios above 70%. One of the sites, impacted by anthropogenic activities, presented significantly higher total Hg in comparison to three less impacted sites, supporting the hypothesis that caimans can, in fact, be considered effective bioindicators of ecosystem health.

  10. Evaluación sensorial de derivados cárnicos de carne de babilla (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus

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    William Raúl Mayorga Rodríguez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar sensorialmente dos productos cárnicos (jamón de alta inyección y costillas ahumadas elaborados con base en carne de babilla (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus. Se utilizaron 21 animales con tallas entre los 90 y 120 cm de largo, los cuales procedían del Zoocriadero Santa Ana, situado en la ciudad de Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia. El análisis proximal (% grasa, % humedad, % proteína de los productos cárnicos elaborados fue realizado en el Laboratorio de Nutrición de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y de Zootecnia de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia para confirmar su clasificación como Categoría Premium según la Norma Técnica Colombiana 1325, quinta actualización (ICONTEC, 2008. Se realizaron paneles de aceptación con visitantes ocasionales en el Centro Agroindustrial del Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje del Meta (sede Hachón, en la Feria Agroindustrial de Catama y almacenes Éxito, sucursal Sabana; todos en Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia; completando un total de 400 evaluaciones tanto de jamón como de costillas ahumadas. Se aplicó estadística descriptiva para establecer el grado de aceptación para lo cual se establecieron cuatro niveles de aprobación posible en que se podían clasificar los productos, siendo estos niveles determinados por características como color, textura, sabor y olor. El jamón y las costillas ahumadas elaboradas con carne de babilla presentaron altos niveles de aceptación para las características de textura, sabor y olor a diferencia del color, lo cual se atribuyó al color pálido característico de la carne de babilla que contrasta con el color típico de los productos cárnicos de res y de cerdo, el cual es asociado normalmente por el consumidor a productos cárnicos con atributos de frescura y salubridad. Los valores de aceptación tanto para jamón de babilla como para costillas ahumadas de babilla fueron del 99 %.

  11. Evaluación sensorial de derivados cárnicos de carne de babilla (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus

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    Miguel Ángel Alarcón García

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar sensorialmente dos productos cárnicos (jamón de alta inyección y costillas ahumadas elaborados con base en carne de babilla (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus. Se utilizaron 21 animales con tallas entre los 90 y 120 cm de largo, los cuales procedían del Zoocriadero Santa Ana, situado en la ciudad de Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia. El análisis proximal (% grasa, % humedad, % proteína de los productos cárnicos elaborados fue realizado en el Laboratorio de Nutrición de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y de Zootecnia de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia para confirmar su clasificación como Categoría Premium según la Norma Técnica Colombiana 1325, quinta actualización (ICONTEC, 2008. Se realizaron paneles de aceptación con visitantes ocasionales en el Centro Agroindustrial del Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje del Meta (sede Hachón, en la Feria Agroindustrial de Catama y almacenes Éxito, sucursal Sabana; todos en Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia; completando un total de 400 evaluaciones tanto de jamón como de costillas ahumadas. Se aplicó estadística descriptiva para establecer el grado de aceptación para lo cual se establecieron cuatro niveles de aprobación posible en que se podían clasificar los productos, siendo estos niveles determinados por características como color, textura, sabor y olor. El jamón y las costillas ahumadas elaboradas con carne de babilla presentaron altos niveles de aceptación para las características de textura, sabor y olor a diferencia del color, lo cual se atribuyó al color pálido característico de la carne de babilla que contrasta con el color típico de los productos cárnicos de res y de cerdo, el cual es asociado normalmente por el consumidor a productos cárnicos con atributos de frescura y salubridad. Los valores de aceptación tanto para jamón de babilla como para costillas ahumadas de babilla fueron del 99 %.

  12. Mortadella sausage manufactured with Caiman yacare (Caiman crocodilus yacare) meat, pork backfat, and soybean oil.

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    Morais, C S N; Morais Júnior, N N; Vicente-Neto, J; Ramos, E M; Almeida, J; Roseiro, C; Santos, C; Gama, L T; Bressan, M C

    2013-10-01

    Mortadellas manufactured using Caiman yacare meat (70%) and pork fat (30%) were reformulated by substituting pork fat with increasing amounts of soybean oil (25%, 50%, and 100%) and evaluated 7, 30, and 60 days post-manufacture. The substitutions resulted in an increase in fat content and in the percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (total PUFA; 18:2 n-6 and 18:3 n-3), and a reduction in saturated fatty acids (total SFA; 14:0 and 16:0). These alterations reduced (Poil compared to the original formulation. The levels of TBARS obtained at day 7 were positively correlated (P<0.01) with 18:2 n-6 and 18:3 n-3 (r=0.83 and 0.84, respectively) and negatively correlated with 17:0 and 17:1 (r=-0.91 and -0.89, respectively). All formulations received favourable overall acceptability by the sensory panel.

  13. Spleen morphology and vascularization in the alligator (Caiman crocodilus yacare – Daudin, 1802

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    Alan Peres Ferraz de Melo

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The Caiman crocodilus yacare is found from northern Argentina to the southern Amazon basin, mainly occurring in Pantanal. Its food consists of fishes and other aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates, such as crabs, winkles, and insects. Its length can reach 3 meters and this species is important because it provides biological control of other animal species, by feeding on weak, old, and ill individuals, unable to escape its attack. A total of 15 alligators were used, young males and females, using histological techniques; injection techniques with Neoprene latex 450 and vinyl acetate; and radiographic techniques to observe particularities of spleen in this species. The organ has a conical shape, being thicker at its cranial end and tapering at its caudal end. Spleen involved the cranial mesenteric artery, which went towards the intestines, from its origin in the celiac artery until its middle third, through the splenic parenchyma in all preparations. Spleen irrigation in the alligator was originated from the celiac artery, through its branch, the cranial mesenteric artery, which branched into splenic arteries, only within this organ. The splenic veins showed up as the cranial, craniomedial, medial, and caudal splenic veins which drain from the splenic capsule to the medullary region, going through the cortical region and going towards the hepatic portal vein. Spleen in the alligator showed no correspondence between the arteries and veins responsible for the vascularization of a certain splenic territory, but one observed arteries irrigating and veins draining particular areas of the splenic parenchyma.

  14. Several techniques for the preparation of flour from carcasses of the Pantanal alligator (Caiman crocodilus yacare

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    Vitória Regina Takeuchi FERNANDES

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available AbstractFlour prepared via current assay methodologies from the carcasses of the Pantanal alligator (Caiman crocodilus yacare was analyzed for its chemical composition, minerals, fatty acids, and sensorial profile. Carcasses of the Pantanal alligator, originating from the Coocrijapan scientific zoo, Cáceres MT Brazil, were utilized. The carcasses were cooked for 60 minutes in a pressure cooker with water containing 2% salt and 5% chimichurri. The cooked carcasses were then ground and the mass was used for the manufacture of flour via three techniques: non-smoked, hot-smoked, and liquid-smoked. After each technique, the carcasses were dehydrated at 60ºC for 3h and were ground. Alligator flour was then produced. The moisture of liquid-smoked flour (10.97% was higher than that of non-smoked flour (3.78% and hot-smoked flour (4.43%. The flours provided high protein (57.11% - 58.27% and ash (23.45 – 26.42% rates, and were predominantly calcium (6.77% - 7.69%, phosphorus (3.67% - 4.05%, and iron (73.13 – 273.73 ppm/100 mg. Smoked-flour had a better acceptance rate by tasters when compared to non-smoked flour. Results show that flours produced from alligator carcasses had high protein, ash, and mineral rates and a reasonable acceptability by most tasters.

  15. Two new species of Pseudotelorchis (Digenea, Telorchiidae, parasites of the Caiman, Caiman crocodilus yacare (Reptilia, Crocodylia from the Pantanal Mato-Grossense, Brazil

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    Joäo B. Catto

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available Pseudotelorchis caimanis n. sp. and P. yacarei n. sp. are described based on specimens collected from Caiman crocodilus yacare (Daudin in the Pantanal Mato-grossense, Brazil. This is the first record of any species of Telorchiidae Stunkard, 1924, parasitizing crocodilians. Pseudotelorchis caimanis n. sp. differs from P. comapactus, the only species described in the genus with seminal receptacle, testes in tandem, and genital pore lateral to acetabulum. Pseudotelorchis yacarei n. sp. differs from the two other species for its body shape, for infecting the intestine instead of the uterus, by having regularly disposed instead of irregulary disposed uterine loops, and by having the vitelline glands disposed in longitudinal lateral lines instead of in lateral bunches.

  16. Proterodiplostome Parasites (Digenea, Proterodiplostomidae of the Caiman, Caiman crocodilus yacare (Reptilia, Crocodylia in the Pantanal mato-Grossense, Brazil, with the description of two new species

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    João B. Catto

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available Two new species are described from the caiman. Caiman crocodilus yacare. Proterodiplostomum breve n. sp. differs from all other species in the genus by the following chacacteristics: (1 the paraprostate gland is shorter and club-shaped; (2 the genital cone is, in average, eight times longer than that of P. medusae; (3 the genital atrium is larger and without pseudosuckers; (4 the oral sucker and pharynx are longer; and (5 there are larger numbers of papillae surrounding the tribocytic organ (40 against 20 in P. longum, 16 in p. tumidilum, 8 in P. ophidum, and 16-18 in P. medusae. Proterodiplostomum globulare n. sp. differs from all the other species in the fenus by the following characteristics: (1 from P. tumidilum, P. lomgum, P. medusae, and P. breve n. sp. for the absense of pseudosuckers or muscular bunches in the inferior wall of the genital atrium; (2 the shape of the paraprostate gland, which is globular and not cylindrical as in P. longum, P. tumidilum, P. medusae, and P. ophidum; (3 the size of the tribocytic organ 201-407 long, 183-495 wide, while is 138-270 long, 102-292 wide in P. medusae, and 138-270 long, 255 wide in P. ophidum; (4 the number of papillae in the tribocytic organ (18-20 in P. globulare and 16-18 in P. medusae, and 8 in P. ophidum. Specimens belonging to six other species of proterodiplostomes are recorded for the first time infecting the caiman, C. c. yacare in the Pantanal Mato-grossense, Brazil, namely: Proterodiplostomum medusae, P. tumidilum, Cystodiplostomum hollyi, Prolecithodiplostomum constrictum, Paradiplostomum abbreviatum, and Herpetodiplostomum caimancola.

  17. Aspectos morfológicos e citoquímicos dos glóbulos sangüíneos de Caiman crocodilus yacare (Daudin, 1802) (Reptilia, Crocodilia)

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    Moura, Weber Leal De [UNIFESP; Matushima, Eliana Reiko; Oliveira, Luiz Waldemar [UNIFESP; EGAMI,MIZUE IMOTO

    1999-01-01

    Samples of peripheral blood were collected from 10 healthy Caiman crocodilus yacare and stained with Leishman, for morphological analysis, or submitted to the following cytochemical methods: PAS, Sudan black B, o-toluidine and mercury bromophenol blue. Seven types of cells were identified: erythrocytes, thrombocytes, heterophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes and azurofilic monocytes. Erythrocytes were elliptical and positive for bromophenol blue. Some mitotic figures were noted. Spindl...

  18. Descripción histológica del oviducto de Caiman crocodilus fuscus

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    Ramírez Martha Patricia

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Se describe la histología del oviducto de 27 hembras de Caiman crocodilus fuscusdurante tresetapas del ciclo reproductivo anual (previtelogénesis, vitelogénesis y gravidez por microscopíaóptica de alta resolución (MOAR y, en algunas regiones, por microscopía electrónica detransmisión (MET. Con ayuda de pruebas histoquímicas (ácido peryódico de Schiff P.A.S. yazul de Alcian A.A., pH 2,4, se aproxima la función de cada una de las regiones. El oviductode C. c. fuscuses un órgano pareado, funcional, en forma de tubo muy contorneado. Desdeel extremo proximal al caudal se reconocen histológicamente las siguientes regiones:infundíbulo anterior, infundíbulo posterior, tubo, transición tubo-útero anterior, úteroanterior, útero posterior y vagina. Tres capas conforman la pared del oviducto: una externade revestimiento (serosa con células cúbicas bajas que no presentan cambios significativosa lo largo del ciclo reproductivo, una capa muscular longitudinal externa y circular internaque cambian según el estado reproductivo y la región, y una capa mucosa más interna. Lamucosa se hipertrofia en vitelogénesis y gravidez y está revestida por cuatro tipos de células:ciliadas, no ciliadas y secretoras PAS y AA positivas las cuales producen mucosubstanciasácidas o neutras que pueden lubricar la superficie de la mucosa y/o tomar parte de huevoen formación. Glándulas tubulares simples se encuentran en la mucosa del tubo y úteroanterior, presentan actividad secretora (PAS y AA negativa durante todo el ciclo y se ramifican en vitelogénesis y gravidez. En el útero posterior hay glándulas tubulares simples sinevidencia de secreción, las células glandulares son similares a las células del útero poste-rior de Alligator mississippiensisy a las células que transportan iones y material el dilución deloviducto de las aves (Gallus domesticus; estas glándulas no se describen en el oviducto de otrosreptiles y al parecer son únicas de

  19. Caiman crocodilus yacare in Controlled Experiment: Statistical Confirmation of its Contribution to the Balance of Nutrients in an Aquatic Ecosystem of Mato-Grossense Pantanal, Brazil

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    Adelson Joel da Silva

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available This study has like purpose to confirm, statistically, through controlled experiments the contribution of Caiman crocodilus yacare for the nutrient cycling of the lake Baía das pedras, Pantanal de Poconé - MT. Studies with this focus, beginnings only on 90’s endings, on the lake, during dry phase were counted about 1000 individuals of Caiman crocodilus yacare on only 20.800 m2. On this period the productivity of the lake is very high in relation to high water period, when the water became transparent, being that the Caymans develop on that time a very important role. It was used for the experiment a captivity of 8x6 m, with only one exit for water. In the center of the captivity there is a pool with 4x2 m width and 30 cm of depth. The animal was putted after the stabilization of the limnological variables inside of the pool. It were collected 6 samples of water, being three before and three after of the presence of the Cayman. The Cayman with 2,18 m size, with 57,8 kg was feed every day, Just after the limnologicals determinations, with fresh fish of specie Prochilodus lineatus (including visceral parts. It were realized total nitrogen and phosphorous analyzes, ammonium, nitrate, nitrite and orthophosphate of the water collected from the pool. It was verified the important role of Cayman crocodilus yacare in the experiment and in the region where it leaves.

  20. Activity of Tabanids (Insecta: Diptera: Tabanidae Attacking the Reptiles Caiman crocodilus (Linn. (Alligatoridae and Eunectes murinus (Linn. (Boidae, in the Central Amazon, Brazil

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    Ruth LM Ferreira

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Tabanid females are better known as hematophagous on man and other mammals, and linked to mechanical transmission of parasites. The association between tabanids and reptiles is poorly known, but has been gaining more corroboration through experiments and occasional observation in the tropics. The present study was conducted at a military base (CIGS/BI-2, situated 54 km from Manaus, Amazonas, in a small stream in a clearing (02°45'33"S; 59°51'03"W. Observations were made monthly, from April 1997 to March 1998, during two consecutive days. At the same time, other vertebrate animals were offered, including humans. However in this paper only data obtained on a common caiman, Caiman crocodilus (Linn., and an anaconda, Eunectes murinus (Linn., in diurnal observations from 05:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m., will be discussed. A total of 254 tabanid specimens were collected, 40 from the anaconda and 214 from the caiman. Four tabanid species were recorded on these two reptiles: Stenotabanus cretatus Fairchild, S. bequaerti Rafael et al., Phaeotabanus nigriflavus (Kröber and Tabanus occidentalis Linn. Diurnal activities showed species-specific patterns. The first three species occurred only in the dry season. T. occidentalis occurred during the whole observation period, and with increased frequency at the end of the dry season. We observed preferences for body area and related behavior of the host. Observations on the attack of tabanids on one dead caiman are also presented.

  1. Caracterização do processo de rigor mortis do músculo Ilio-ischiocaudalis de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare) e maciez da carne Characterization of rigor mortis process of muscle Ilio-ischiocaudalis of pantanal alligator (Caiman crocodilus yacare) and meat tenderness

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    2012-01-01

    Este trabalho utilizou seis carcaças de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare) com o objetivo de caracterizar o processo de rigor mortis do músculo Ílio-ischiocaudalis durante o resfriamento industrial e avaliar a maciez dessa carne. Os jacarés foram escolhidos aleatoriamente e abatidos na Cooperativa de Criadores do Jacaré do Pantanal (COOCRIJAPAN), Cáceres, Mato Grosso. Após a sangria, aferiu-se as variações das temperaturas da câmara de resfriamento, das carcaças e o pH. Foram colhi...

  2. Incubação artificial a 28ºC e crescimento inicial de jacaré do pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare em diferentes temperaturas Artificial incubation at 28ºC and initial growth at different temperatures of Pantanal Caiman (Caiman crocodilus yacare

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    Elias Nunes Martins

    1999-11-01

    Full Text Available Vinte ovos de jacaré do pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare foram submetidos à incubação artificial, à temperatura de 28ºC. Durante a incubação foram abertos três ovos para se verificar sua viabilidade. Obteve-se 94,11% de eclodibilidade, com a eclosão de 16 ovos. Os animais eclodidos foram, em seguida, colocados a duas temperaturas de crescimento: 28 e 32ºC e submetidos à análise morfométrica. Os dados obtidos foram analisados através de análises de variância. As características peso do animal e largura da cabeça não apresentaram diferenças (P > 0,05 entre os tratamentos. Circunferência da barriga e largura das narinas tiveram melhores (P Twenty Pantanal Caiman (Caiman crocodilus yacare eggs were artificially incubated at 28°C. During the incubation, three eggs were opened in order to check their viability. 94.11% of hatchability was detected, with the hatching of 16 eggs. The hatched animals were kept under two different temperatures during growth (28ºC and 32°C, and submitted to morphometrical analysis. The collected data were analyzed according to the analysis of variance. The characteristics of the weight of the animals and the width of the head did not present significant differences (P > 0.05 between the treatments. The circumference of the belly and width of snout at nostrils were the ones that had the best (P < 0.05 results at 28°C. The other characteristics as total length, tail length ,snout-vent length ,head length, eye length, snout length, width of snout at mid-point and distance between limbs showed better results at 32°C. It may be concluded that temperature variation did not influence the gain of weight, but the temperature of 32°C was the best for the general development of the animals.

  3. Caracterização do processo de rigor mortis do músculo Ilio-ischiocaudalis de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare) e maciez da carne

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    2012-01-01

    Este trabalho utilizou seis carcaças de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare) com o objetivo de caracterizar o processo de rigor mortis do músculo Ílio-ischiocaudalis durante o resfriamento industrial e avaliar a maciez dessa carne. Os jacarés foram escolhidos aleatoriamente e abatidos na Cooperativa de Criadores do Jacaré do Pantanal (COOCRIJAPAN), Cáceres, Mato Grosso. Após a sangria, aferiu-se as variações das temperaturas da câmara de resfriamento, das carcaças e o pH. Foram colhi...

  4. Caracterização do processo de rigor mortis do músculo Ilio-ischiocaudalis de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare e maciez da carne Characterization of rigor mortis process of muscle Ilio-ischiocaudalis of pantanal alligator (Caiman crocodilus yacare and meat tenderness

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    Juliana Paulino Vieira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho utilizou seis carcaças de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare com o objetivo de caracterizar o processo de rigor mortis do músculo Ílio-ischiocaudalis durante o resfriamento industrial e avaliar a maciez dessa carne. Os jacarés foram escolhidos aleatoriamente e abatidos na Cooperativa de Criadores do Jacaré do Pantanal (COOCRIJAPAN, Cáceres, Mato Grosso. Após a sangria, aferiu-se as variações das temperaturas da câmara de resfriamento, das carcaças e o pH. Foram colhidas amostras para determinação do comprimento de sarcômero, da força de cisalhamento e perdas por cozimento em diferentes intervalos de tempo (0,5, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 24 e 36h. A temperatura da câmara de resfriamento variou de 2,6°C (0,5h a 0,9°C (36h e a temperatura média das carcaças variou de 21,0°C a 4,2°C, respectivamente. O pH médio inicial do músculo foi de 6,7 e o final 5,6 e a contração máxima do sarcômero do músculo Ilio-ischiocaudalis ocorreu na 15ª hora após a sangria (1,5µm. Essa carne apresentou força de cisalhamento menor que 6,0kg.This paper studied six pantanal alligators (Caiman crocodilus yacare carcass with goal of rigor mortis process characterization of Ilio-ischiocaudalis muscle during industrial cooling and meat tenderness. The alligators were randomly assembled and slaughtered at Cooperativa de Criadores do Jacaré do Pantanal (COOCRIJAPAN - Cáceres- Mato Grosso After exsanguination, were mensured temperature of chilling room and carcasses, pH and samples were collected for determination the sarcomere length, shear force and cooking loss at different times (0.5, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 24 and 36 hours. The temperature of chilling room varied from 2.6°C (0.5h to 0.9°C (36h and the mean carcass temperature from 21.0°C to 4.2°C, respectively. The mean initial pH of the muscle was 6.7 and the final was 5.6. The smallest sarcomere size ocurred at 15 hours after exsanguination (1.5µm. This meat presents

  5. Estudo do aproveitamento das vísceras do jacaré do pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare em farinha de carne Study of the utilization of the pantanal alligator's viscera for meat flour

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    Pedro Fernando Romanelli

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo a produção de farinha de carne a partir das vísceras do jacaré do pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare e o estudo das propriedades físico-químicas, bioquímicas e bacteriológicas da farinha elaborada. Essas características que servem de parâmetro de controle de qualidade, são normalmente exigidas na comercialização de farinhas de carne elaboradas a partir de vísceras e outros materiais de descarte para animais de consumo doméstico. Os resultados obtidos do pH, acidez solúvel, composição percentual dos componentes, dos minerais Ca e P, digestibilidade em pepsina, aspecto microbiológico (presença de "salmonela" e estabilidade avaliada pelo nº de TBARS da farinha mostram ser viável o uso das vísceras do jacaré do pantanal como fonte alternativa de nutrientes para incorporação nas formulações de ração animal .The present paper shidied study the production of the meat flour from the pantanal alligator's viscera as well as the physic-chemical, biochemical and microbiological proprieties of the obtained flour. These proprieties can be parameters of quality control and are normally demanded in the trade of meat flour made from viscera and other discharge animals for domestic use.The results obtained from pH, soluble acidity, components percentual composition, Ca and P minerals, digestibility in pepsin, the microbiological aspect (salmonella determination, and the stability to the meat flour according to the evaluation of the number of TBARS, demonstrate the use of the viscera of the pantanal alligator are feasible as alternate source of nutrients for the incorporation in the formulating of animal feed.

  6. Field and experimental evidence of a new caiman trypanosome species closely phylogenetically related to fish trypanosomes and transmitted by leeches

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    Fermino, Bruno R.; Paiva, Fernando; Soares, Priscilla; Tavares, Luiz Eduardo R.; Viola, Laerte B.; Ferreira, Robson C.; Botero-Arias, Robinson; de-Paula, Cátia D.; Campaner, Marta; Takata, Carmen S.A.; Teixeira, Marta M.G.; Camargo, Erney P.

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    Trypanosoma terena and Trypanosoma ralphi are known species of the South American crocodilians Caiman crocodilus, Caiman yacare and Melanosuchus niger and are phylogenetically related to the tsetse-transmitted Trypanosoma grayi of the African Crocodylus niloticus. These trypanosomes form the Crocodilian clade of the terrestrial clade of the genus Trypanosoma. A PCR-survey for trypanosomes in caiman blood samples and in leeches taken from caimans revealed unknown trypanosome diversity and frequent mixed infections. Phylogenies based on SSU (small subunit) of rRNA and gGAPDH (glycosomal Glyceraldehyde Phosphate Dehydrogenase) gene sequences revealed a new trypanosome species clustering with T. terena and T. ralphi in the crocodilian clade and an additional new species nesting in the distant Aquatic clade of trypanosomes, which is herein named Trypanosoma clandestinus n. sp. This new species was found in Caiman yacare, Caiman crocodilus and M. niger from the Pantanal and Amazonian biomes in Brazil. Large numbers of dividing epimastigotes and unique thin and long trypomastigotes were found in the guts of leeches (Haementeria sp.) removed from the mouths of caimans. The trypanosomes recovered from the leeches had sequences identical to those of T. clandestinus of caiman blood samples. Experimental infestation of young caimans (Caiman yacare) with infected leeches resulted in long-lasting T. clandestinus infections that permitted us to delineate its life cycle. In contrast to T. terena, T. ralphi and T. grayi, which are detectable by hemoculturing, microscopy and standard PCR of caiman blood, T. clandestinus passes undetected by these methods due to very low parasitemia and could be detected solely by the more sensitive nested PCR method. T. clandestinus n. sp. is the first crocodilian trypanosome known to be transmitted by leeches and positioned in the aquatic clade closest to fish trypanosomes. Our data show that caimans can host trypanosomes of the aquatic or

  7. Field and experimental evidence of a new caiman trypanosome species closely phylogenetically related to fish trypanosomes and transmitted by leeches

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    Bruno R. Fermino

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Trypanosoma terena and Trypanosoma ralphi are known species of the South American crocodilians Caiman crocodilus, Caiman yacare and Melanosuchus niger and are phylogenetically related to the tsetse-transmitted Trypanosoma grayi of the African Crocodylus niloticus. These trypanosomes form the Crocodilian clade of the terrestrial clade of the genus Trypanosoma. A PCR-survey for trypanosomes in caiman blood samples and in leeches taken from caimans revealed unknown trypanosome diversity and frequent mixed infections. Phylogenies based on SSU (small subunit of rRNA and gGAPDH (glycosomal Glyceraldehyde Phosphate Dehydrogenase gene sequences revealed a new trypanosome species clustering with T. terena and T. ralphi in the crocodilian clade and an additional new species nesting in the distant Aquatic clade of trypanosomes, which is herein named Trypanosoma clandestinus n. sp. This new species was found in Caiman yacare, Caiman crocodilus and M. niger from the Pantanal and Amazonian biomes in Brazil. Large numbers of dividing epimastigotes and unique thin and long trypomastigotes were found in the guts of leeches (Haementeria sp. removed from the mouths of caimans. The trypanosomes recovered from the leeches had sequences identical to those of T. clandestinus of caiman blood samples. Experimental infestation of young caimans (Caiman yacare with infected leeches resulted in long-lasting T. clandestinus infections that permitted us to delineate its life cycle. In contrast to T. terena, T. ralphi and T. grayi, which are detectable by hemoculturing, microscopy and standard PCR of caiman blood, T. clandestinus passes undetected by these methods due to very low parasitemia and could be detected solely by the more sensitive nested PCR method. T. clandestinus n. sp. is the first crocodilian trypanosome known to be transmitted by leeches and positioned in the aquatic clade closest to fish trypanosomes. Our data show that caimans can host trypanosomes

  8. Processamento da carne do jacaré do pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare Meat processing of pantanal alligator (Caiman crocodilus yacare

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    Pedro Fernando Romanelli

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo de algumas formas de processamento da carne de jacaré do pantanal como uma alternativa de consumo, de uma forma não convencional, da carne dessa espécie. Testa-se, ao mesmo tempo, a utilização de carne de cortes normalmente descartados tais como o tronco e os membros. Dessa forma relatam-se os seguintes processamentos: produtos de salsicharia não embutidos (tipo hambúrguer, carne em conserva (enlatado, carne curada e não cozida (defumada e produto curado e cozido (tipo apresuntado. Avalia-se a qualidade dos produtos através da análise sensorial e mede-se estatisticamente o grau de sua aceitação.This study considers different ways of processing alligator swampland meat as an alternative of consumption in a non conventional way for that species. It also evaluates the utilization of the meat coming from parts normally discarded such as muscle of the trunk and membranes. The following processes were accomplished to reach the objective: non sausage products (type hamburger preserved meat (canned, non-cooked cured meat (smoky, and cured cooked product (type ham. The quality of the products was evaluated through sensorial analyses and the data were submited to statistical treatment to determine the acceptance degree.

  9. Isolation of Salmonella spp. from yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) and broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) from the Argentine Chaco.

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    Uhart, Marcela; Ferreyra, Hebe; Mattiello, Rosana; Caffer, María Inés; Terragno, Raquel; Schettino, Adriana; Prado, Walter

    2011-04-01

    Presence of Salmonella spp. was evaluated in yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) and broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) from a ranching facility in the Argentine Chaco. Crocodilian ranching programs are based on captive breeding of wild-harvested eggs and release of excess hatchlings into the wild. Samples for bacterial isolation were collected from 102 captive (35 C. yacare and 67 C. latirostris) and seven free-ranging caiman (four C. yacare and three C. latirositris) between 2001 and 2005 and from three artificially incubated C. yacare wild eggs. Two Salmonella spp. of known zoonotic potential, S. infantis and S. nottingham, were isolated from captive caiman in 2001 and 2002, respectively. This is the first report for S. nottingham in reptiles and of S. infantis in caiman. Salmonella spp. prevalence varied significantly between years, with a 77% prevalence peak in 2002. Although the cause of this increase was not confirmed, we found no correlation with the type of enclosure, caiman species, or body weight. Deteriorated physical condition of caiman hatchlings due to dietary changes in 2002 could have influenced Salmonella spp. shedding. However, external sources such as food, water, or enclosures could not be ruled out. Pathogenic Salmonella spp. present a risk for human infection. Inadvertent introduction of Salmonella spp. or other bacteria into the environment when caiman are released could pose a threat to wild caiman populations. Prophylactic measures to detect and decrease Salmonella spp. presence in caiman ranching facilities are recommended to reduce risk to humans and make caiman-ranching a sound conservation strategy for crocodilian species.

  10. Osteology and cranial musculature of Caiman latirostris (crocodylia: Alligatoridae).

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    Bona, Paula; Desojo, Julia Brenda

    2011-07-01

    Caiman latirostris Daudin is one of the extant species of Caimaninae alligatorids characterized taxonomically only by external morphological features. In the present contribution, we describe the cranial osteology and myology of this species and its morphological variation. Several skull dissections and comparisons with other caimans were made. Although jaw muscles of living crocodiles show the same general "Bauplan" and alligatorids seem to have a similar cranial musculature pattern, we describe some morphological variations (e.g., in C. latirostris the superficial portion of the M. adductor mandibulae externus did not reach the postorbital; the M. adductor mandibulae internus pars pterygoideus dorsalis did not reach the pterygoid and lacrimal and contrary to the case of C. crocodilus the M. adductor mandibulae internus pars pterygoideus ventralis attaches to the posterodorsal surface of the pterygoid and the pterygoid aponeurosis, without contacting the dorsal and ventral surface of the pterygoid margin; the M. intermandibularis is attached to the anterior half of the splenial and posteriorly inserts medially by a medial raphe that serves as attachment zone for M. constrictor colli, and the M. constrictor colli profundus presents a medial notch in its anterior margin). In addition, the skull of C. latirostris differs from that of other caimans and possesses several characters that are potential diagnostic features of this species (e.g., outline of glenoid cavity in dorsal view, extension of the rostral ridges, and occlusion of the first dentary tooth). Nevertheless, these characters should be analyzed within the phylogenetic context of the Caimaninae to evaluate its evolutionary implications for the history of the group.

  11. Unidirectional photoreceptor-to-Muller glia coupling and unique K+ channel expression in Caiman retina.

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    Astrid Zayas-Santiago

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Müller cells, the principal glial cells of the vertebrate retina, are fundamental for the maintenance and function of neuronal cells. In most vertebrates, including humans, Müller cells abundantly express Kir4.1 inwardly rectifying potassium channels responsible for hyperpolarized membrane potential and for various vital functions such as potassium buffering and glutamate clearance; inter-species differences in Kir4.1 expression were, however, observed. Localization and function of potassium channels in Müller cells from the retina of crocodiles remain, hitherto, unknown. METHODS: We studied retinae of the Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus fuscus, endowed with both diurnal and nocturnal vision, by (i immunohistochemistry, (ii whole-cell voltage-clamp, and (iii fluorescent dye tracing to investigate K+ channel distribution and glia-to-neuron communications. RESULTS: Immunohistochemistry revealed that caiman Müller cells, similarly to other vertebrates, express vimentin, GFAP, S100β, and glutamine synthetase. In contrast, Kir4.1 channel protein was not found in Müller cells but was localized in photoreceptor cells. Instead, 2P-domain TASK-1 channels were expressed in Müller cells. Electrophysiological properties of enzymatically dissociated Müller cells without photoreceptors and isolated Müller cells with adhering photoreceptors were significantly different. This suggests ion coupling between Müller cells and photoreceptors in the caiman retina. Sulforhodamine-B injected into cones permeated to adhering Müller cells thus revealing a uni-directional dye coupling. CONCLUSION: Our data indicate that caiman Müller glial cells are unique among vertebrates studied so far by predominantly expressing TASK-1 rather than Kir4.1 K+ channels and by bi-directional ion and uni-directional dye coupling to photoreceptor cells. This coupling may play an important role in specific glia-neuron signaling pathways and in a new type of K

  12. ANÁLISE MICROBIOLÓGICA DA CARNE DE JACARÉ DO PANTANAL (Caiman crocodilus yacare MICROBIAL ANALYSIS CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ALLIGATOR'S MEAT (Caiman crocodilus yacare

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    Fernando Leite HOFFMANN

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar o levantamento das características microbiológicas da carne do jacaré, através da detecção e/ou enumeração dos microrganismos mais comumente encontrados na carne. Pela inexistência de padrões na legislação brasileira para a carne de jacaré, os resultados foram comparados com os padrões microbiológicos existentes para carne bovina e pescado. Encontrou-se a presença de S. aureus e de Salmonella sp, resultados estes considerados insatisfatórios, o que nos permitiu, classificar o produto como impróprio para o consumo. O trabalho sugere também, procedimentos para evitar e/ou minimizar a presença desses microrganismos indesejáveis na carne.This work subjects to collect data of the microbial characteristics of the alligator meat, and also to identify the microrganisms that can be found in it. The current Brazilian legislation does not have any specific regulations for the alligator meat, then the results were compaired to the microbial standards for the fresh beef and fish. The results has showed the presence of the S. aureus and Salmonella sp. These results let us to classify the product submited to the test, as unsatisfactory and, therefore, inadequate to the human consumption. The present study also suggests some procedures to avoid or minimize the presence of these microrganisms.

  13. Processamento da carne do jacaré do pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare)

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    2002-01-01

    Trata-se de um estudo de algumas formas de processamento da carne de jacaré do pantanal como uma alternativa de consumo, de uma forma não convencional, da carne dessa espécie. Testa-se, ao mesmo tempo, a utilização de carne de cortes normalmente descartados tais como o tronco e os membros. Dessa forma relatam-se os seguintes processamentos: produtos de salsicharia não embutidos (tipo hambúrguer), carne em conserva (enlatado), carne curada e não cozida (defumada) e produto curado e cozido (tip...

  14. Histologia geral dos intestinos do Caiman crocodilus yacare (Daudin, 1802 (Crocodilia: Reptilia

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    Sonia Maria Jin

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available General histology of small intestine (duodenum and jejunum and the large intestine (colon and cloaca of C. c. yacare (Daudin, 1802 Crocodilia-Reptilia. A comparative description is made of the histology of the small and large intestine of C. c. yacare. In all segments mucosa, submucosa, muscularis and serosa tunics were observed. The duodenum as very long villi, wich are well-developed and attached together to form irregular transverse ridges, covered with simple columnar epithelium with marginal and goblet cells. In the jejunum, the villi are shorter and less frequent. The colon as few folds, covered with the same epithelium; the lamina própria contains straight tubular glands with absortive cells, goblet and Paneth cells. The cloaca is very complex, with three well-defined regions: coprodeum, urodeum and proctodeum. In the coprodeum, the wall is folded, less muscular and the thin mucosa is covered by an epithelium with a few basal cells and mucosal cells. The urodeum as an additional external muscular tunic, with striated muscle fibers and a stritifield cylindrical epithelium with goblet cells. The proctodeum includes the free part of the penis in the male and, laterally, the ducts of a pair of holocrine cloacal glands. Near the opening of the ducts, the epithelium changes to a squamous keratinized type.

  15. Reactividad inmunoquímica de sueros anti- Caiman yacare y Caiman latirostris frente a sueros de diferentes especies

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    de Roodt, Adolfo Rafael

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la reactividad inmunoquímica entre los sueros de distintas especies de reptiles frente a sueros hiperinmunes experimentales anti-suero de Caiman yacare y anti-suero de Caiman latirostris. Los sueros que se probaron fueron los homólogos de Caiman yacare, Caiman latirostris y los heterólogos de Alligator missisipiensis, Tupinambis merinae, Tupinambis rufescens, Chelonoidis chilensis, Clelia rustica, Waglerophis merremii, Lystrophys dorbignyi, Phyton molurus, Boa constrictor occidentalis, Eunectes notaeus, Crotalus durissus terrificus, Bothrops alternatus, Bothrops diporus, Bothrops jararaca, Bothrops jararacussu, Bothrops moojeni, Pitangus sulphuratus y Gallus gallus. La reactividad inmunoquímica se determinó mediante las técnicas de doble inmunodifusión y ELISA, mostrándose importante entre los sueros de los crocodrílidos y baja entre estos y los de las otras especies de reptiles estudiadas. Se observó mayor reactividad entre los antisueros anti-Caiman respecto a los sueros de Caiman latirostris y Caiman yacare que frente al suero de Alligator missisipiensis. Además, se encontró una fuerte reactividad entre ambos sueros anti-Caiman y el de Gallus gallus poniendo en evidencia la fuerte reactividad entre los sueros de arcosaurios. In order to study the immunochemical reactivity among sera from different species of reptiles regarding sera from Caiman, the immunoreactivity of sera from reptiles against antisera to Caiman yacare or anti-Caiman latirostris sera was studied. These hiperimmune sera were tested against sera from Alligator missisipiensis, Tupinambis merinae, Tupinambis rufescens, Chelonoidis chilensis, Clelia rustica, Waglerophis merremii, Lystrophys dorbignyi, Phyton molurus, Boa constrictor occidentalis, Eunectes notaeus, Crotalus durissus terrificus, Bothrops alternatus, Bothrops neuwiedii, Bothrops jararaca, Bothrops jararacussu, Bothrops moojeni, Pitangus sulphuratus and Gallus gallus. The immunochemical

  16. Abundance and local range of broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris, Alligatoridae in the northwest of Santa Catarina Island

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    Walfrido Moraes Tomás

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This is the first report on the distribution and relative abundance of the broad-snouted caiman on Santa Catarina Island. The study estimated the relative abundance of caiman along the rivers at Estação Ecológica de Carijós, in addition to evaluating the occurrence of this species in the entire area of the Ratones River plain on the northwestern portion of the island. The mean relative abundance obtained by nocturnal counts was 0.25 (±0.07 caiman/km surveyed. There was a weak correlation between the number of caimans and the air temperature. Based on interviews with the local community and nocturnal surveys of caimans in rivers and reservoirs surrounding the protected area, we concluded that the range occupied by caimans covered the entire area of the Ratones river plain, inhabiting natural habitats (rivers, mangroves, swamps as well as artificial habitats (reservoirs and water channels. Although this study provides basic information about the broad-snouted caiman population on this part of the island, it is aimed mainly at providing guidance for future research.

  17. Linguistic Alternants and Code Selection in Baba Malay.

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    Pakir, Anne

    1989-01-01

    Provides a brief account and explanation of the phenomenon of language use among the Baba community, which uses Hokkien, Malay, and English in the process of code selection and code mixing/switching. Data are drawn from recordings of conversation of the Babas and Nyonyas. (Author/OD)

  18. The mitochondrial genomes of the iguana (Iguana iguana) and the caiman (Caiman crocodylus): implications for amniote phylogeny

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    Janke, Axel; Erpenbeck, Dirk; Nilsson, Malin; Arnason, Ulfur

    2001-01-01

    The complete mitochondrial genomes of two reptiles, the common iguana (Iguana iguana) and the caiman (Caiman crocodylus), were sequenced in order to investigate phylogenetic questions of tetrapod evolution. The addition of the two species allows analysis of reptilian relationships using data sets other than those including only fast-evolving species. The crocodilian mitochondrial genomes seem to have evolved generally at a higher rate than those of other vertebrates. Phylogenetic analyses of ...

  19. Evaluation of the infectivity of Trichinella spp. for reptiles (Caiman sclerops)

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    Kapel, C.M.O.; Webster, P.; Bjørn, H.

    1998-01-01

    Experimental inoculation with nine well-characterised Trichinella isolates was performed on caimans (Caiman sclerops) to determine their infectivity for reptiles belonging to the family Crocodilidae. As controls, the same larval batches of Trichinella isolates were inoculated into mice and guinea...... pigs, It was suggested that Trichinella pseudospiralis was more likely to infect reptiles than encapsulating species, but whereas all Trichinella species established in mice and guinea pigs, the caimans remained negative. The finding that caimans could not be experimentally infected contrasts...

  20. Roles of Helicobacter pylori BabA in gastroduodenal pathogenesis

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    2008-01-01

    Interactions between BabA and Lewis b (Leb) related antigens are the best characterized adhesin-receptor interactions in Helicobacter pylori (H pylori). Several mechanisms for the regulation of BabA expression are predicted, including at both transcriptional and translational levels. The formation of chimeric proteins (babA/B or babB/A chimeras) seems to play an especially important role in translational regulation. Chimeric BabB/A protein had the potential to bind Leb;however, protein production was subject to phase variation through slipped strand mispairing. The babA gene was cloned initially from strain CCUG17875, which contains a silent babA1 gene and an expressed babA2 gene. The sequence of these two genes differs only by the presence of a 10 bp deletion in the signal peptide sequence of babA1 that eliminates its translational initiation codon. However, the babA1 type deletion was found only in strain CCUG17875. A few studies evaluated BabA status by immunoblot and confirmed that BabA-positive status in Western strains was closely associated with severe clinical outcomes. BabA-positive status also was associated with the presence of other virulence factors (e.g. cagA-positive status and vacA s1 genotype). A small class of strains produced low levels of the BabA protein and lacked Leb binding activity. These were more likely to be associated with increased mucosal inflammation and severe clinical outcomes than BabA-positive strains that exhibited Leb binding activity. The underlying mechanism is unclear, and further studies will be necessary to investigate how the complex BabA-receptor network is functionally coordinated during the interaction of Hpylori with the gastric mucosa.

  1. Growth of broad-nosed caiman, Caiman latirostris (Daudin, 1802 hatchlings, fed with diets of animal origin

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    M. S. PINHEIRO

    Full Text Available The study was carried out to evaluate the growth rate of broad-nosed caiman, Caiman latirostris hatchlings, fed on four animal protein diets: (a dead poultry from a poultry farm; (b dead piglet from nursery and farrowing house in a swine farm; (c whole tilapia (Tilapia rendalli e Oreochromis niloticus; and (d a balanced mixture of a, b, and c sources. Sixteen seven-month old caimans, average weight of 208 g and, 38 cm of total lenght (TL were distributed in four treatments. Four groups of four caimans each were placed in cement enclosures inside a greenhouse. Diets were supplied at the average rate of 97.8% ± 34.8% of the body weight per week (average and standard deviation; wet weight basis. Body mass and total length of caimans were measured every 30 days for six months (Nov. 1995-April. 1996. An analysis of variance with repeated measures was performed. Diets provided suitable growth for weight and TL (mean ± standard deviation, respectively: (a 2,157 ± 743 g and 79.5 ± 6.9 cm; (b 1,811 ± 222 g and 75.7 ± 1.9 cm; (c 2,431 ± 780 g and 80.7 ± 5.8 cm; (d 1,683.5 ± 736 g and 74.5 ± 7.2 cm. There was no significant effect of diet on weight, but diet effect on TL of hatchlings approached significance (p < 0.10. It is concluded that all diets have good potential, in growth sense, to be used in commercial farms or ranches and for captivity propagation programs of caimans.

  2. Vocal patterns of adult females and juveniles Caiman yacare (Crocodilia: Alligatoridae) in Brazilian Pantanal wetland.

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    Sicuro, Fernando L; Iack-Ximenes, Gilson E; Wogel, Henrique; Bilate, Marcos

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    The Paraguayan caiman (Caiman yacare) is the main Caimaninae species occurring in the Brazilian Pantanal Wetland. Despite the relative availability of works focused on biology and conservation of the Paraguayan caiman, almost nothing is known about its vocal structure and behavior. We recorded aggressive calls of adult caiman females guarding nests and, afterwards, the distress calls of the new born juvenile caimans in seasonally flooded areas of the Nhecolândia (Southern Pantanal). The results of both observations and sonographic analyses diverged from studies with other crocodilian species. Aggressive vocalization of adult females of the Paraguayan caiman was longer and more complex than the same vocalization of larger Alligatoridae species. Vocalizations of the young caimans presented interspecific differences with other crocodilian offsprings. Moreover, we found statistically significant intraspecific variation in the distress call structure among different pods, even separated by few kilometers. Differences in distress call structure were tested by Canonical Discriminant Analysis (CDA). We obtained the squared Mahalanobis distances between the acoustic multivariate spaces of each pod provided by the CDA and compared with the geographic distance between the bays of origin of each pod through Mantel Test. The geographic distance by itself did not explain the differences found in the structure of the vocalization of young caimans from different pods. The adult females of Paraguayan caiman positively responded to playbacks of calls from juvenile caimans from pods of other regions, as well as to rough imitations of distress call. Since the adult caimans showed protective responses to quite heterogeneous vocalizations of distress by juveniles, we hypothesized that the variation in the distress call pattern may be associated to a low specificity in sound recognition by adult caimans.

  3. Systematization, description and territory of the middle and rostral cerebral arteries in broad-snouted caimans (Caiman latirostris)

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    Background: Information on the arterial vascularization of the broad-snouted caimans’ brain (Caiman latirostris), a specie from the Brazilian fauna, is inexistent and the literature consulted yielded only one description about the development of embryonic circulation and post-birth cerebrovascular alterations in the brain of three caymans. The objective of this study was to describe and systematize the cerebral arterial vascularization of this reptile, by providing a standard irrigation model...

  4. Acompanhamento das alterações post-mortem (Glicólise) no músculo do jacaré do pantanal (Caiman crocodilus yacare)

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    Taboga,Sebastião Roberto; Romanelli,Pedro Fernando; Felisbino, Sérgio Luis; Borges, Luciano de Figueiredo

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    Realizaram-se avaliações químicas, histológicas e medidas de pH ao longo do tempo da degradação do glicogênio no músculo longissumus dorsi do jacaré. A metabolização do glicogênio muscular durou em torno de 50 horas, situando-se o pH muscular inicial entre 6,6 e 6,7 e estabilizando-se, depois de 36 a 48 horas, em torno de 5,5-5,6. Oitenta a 85% do glicogênio inicial foi metabolizado nas primeiras 20-25 horas pós-abate. Histologicamente o teste do PAS revelou, ao longo do tempo de armazenament...

  5. Ecología poblacional de la babilla (caiman crocodilus fuscus) en el valle del río magdalena (cundinamarca, colombia)

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    Moreno Arias, Rafael; Ardila Robayo, María Cristina; Martínez Barreto, Willington; Suárez Daza, Robinson Manuel

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    Para proponer un plan de conservación de la babilla se estudiaron poblacionessilvestres y su hábitat en ambientes lóticos y lénticos en diez sitios en el valle delrío Magdalena, Cundinamarca. A partir de conteos nocturnos se registraron 464individuos y se estimaron densidades de hasta 4.3 babillas/ km en ambientes lóticosy de 11.6 babillas/ha en ambientes lénticos. En la estructura de tallas predominaronlos individuos juveniles y una proporción sexual 1:1. El hábitat entre los ambienteslótico...

  6. Cloning and expression and immunogenicity of Helicobacter pylori BabA2 gene

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    Yang Bai; Ya-Li Zhang; Ye Chen; Jian-Feng Jin; Zhao-Shan Zhang; Dian-Yuan Zhou

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To construct a recombinant strain which expresses BabA of Helicobacter pylori(H pylori) and to study the immunogenicity of BabA.METHODS: BabA2 DNA was amplified by PCR and inserted into the prokaryotie expression vector pET-22b (+) and expressed in the BL21 (DE3) E. coli strain. Furthermore,BabA immunogenicity was studied by animal test.RESULTS: DNA sequence analysis showed the sequence of BabA2 DNA was the same as the one published by GenBank.The BabA recombinant protein accounted for 34.8% of the total bacterial protein. The serum from H pylori infected patients and Balb/c miced immunized with BabA itself could recognize rBabA.CONCLUSION: BabA recombinant protein may be an potential vaccine for control and treatment of H pylori infection.

  7. Clinical relevance of Helicobacter pylori babA2 and babA2/B in Costa Rica and Japan

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    Sergio; A; Con; Hiroaki; Takeuchi; Mitsuaki; Nishioka; Norihito; Morimoto; Tetsuro; Sugiura; Nobufumi; Yasuda; Reinaldo; Con-Wong

    2010-01-01

    AIM:To evaluate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori(H.pylori ) babA2 ,babB and a recombinant gene between babA2 and babB(babA2/B ),and their role in the development of atrophic gastritis in Costa Rican and Japanese clinical isolates.METHODS:A total of 95 continuous H.pylori-positive Costa Rican(41 males and 54 females;mean age,50.65 years;SD,± 13.04 years) and 95 continuous H.pylori-positive Japanese(50 males and 45 females;mean age,63.43;SD,± 13.21 years) patients underwent upper endoscopy from October 2...

  8. Evolutionary history of trypanosomes from South American caiman (Caiman yacare) and African crocodiles inferred by phylogenetic analyses using SSU rDNA and gGAPDH genes.

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    Viola, L B; Almeida, R S; Ferreira, R C; Campaner, M; Takata, C S A; Rodrigues, A C; Paiva, F; Camargo, E P; Teixeira, M M G

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    In this study, using a combined data set of SSU rDNA and gGAPDH gene sequences, we provide phylogenetic evidence that supports clustering of crocodilian trypanosomes from the Brazilian Caiman yacare (Alligatoridae) and Trypanosoma grayi, a species that circulates between African crocodiles (Crocodilydae) and tsetse flies. In a survey of trypanosomes in Caiman yacare from the Brazilian Pantanal, the prevalence of trypanosome infection was 35% as determined by microhaematocrit and haemoculture, and 9 cultures were obtained. The morphology of trypomastigotes from caiman blood and tissue imprints was compared with those described for other crocodilian trypanosomes. Differences in morphology and growth behaviour of caiman trypanosomes were corroborated by molecular polymorphism that revealed 2 genotypes. Eight isolates were ascribed to genotype Cay01 and 1 to genotype Cay02. Phylogenetic inferences based on concatenated SSU rDNA and gGAPDH sequences showed that caiman isolates are closely related to T. grayi, constituting a well-supported monophyletic assemblage (clade T. grayi). Divergence time estimates based on clade composition, and biogeographical and geological events were used to discuss the relationships between the evolutionary histories of crocodilian trypanosomes and their hosts.

  9. Systematization, description and territory of the caudal cerebral artery of the brain in broad-snouted Caiman (Caiman latirostris

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    Lygia Almeida

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Thirty heads with the neck segment of Caiman latirostris were used. The animals were provided from a creation center called Mister Caiman, under the authorization of the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama. Animals were sacrificed according to the slaughtering routine of the abattoir, and the heads were sectioned at the level of the third cervical vertebra. The arterial system was washed with cold saline solution, with drainage through jugular veins. Subsequently, the system was filled with red colored latex injection. Pieces were than fixed in 20% formaldehyde, for seven days. The brains were removed, with a spinal cord segment, the duramater removed and the arteries dissected. At the level of the hypophysis, the internal carotid artery gave off a rostral branch, and a short caudal branch, continuing, naturally, as the caudal cerebral artery. This artery projected laterodorsalwards and, as it overpassed the optic tract, gave off its I (the first central branch. Penetrated in the cerebral transverse fissure, emitting the diencephalic artery and next its II (second central branch. Still inside the fissure, originated occipital hemispheric branches and a pineal branch. Emerged from the cerebral transverse fissure, over the occipital pole of the cerebral hemisphere. Projected rostralwards, sagital to the cerebral longitudinal fissure, as interhemispheric artery. This artery gave off medial and convex hemispheric branches to the respective surfaces of the cerebral hemispheres, anastomosed with its contralateral homologous, forming the common ethmoidal artery. This artery entered the fissure between the olfactory peduncles, emerging ventrally and dividing into ethmoidal arteries, right and left, which progressed towards the nasal cavities, vascularizing them. The territory of the caudal cerebral artery included the most caudal area of the base of the cerebral hemisphere, its convex surface, the olfactory

  10. Radiation of the red algal parasite Congracilaria babae onto a secondary host species, Hydropuntia sp. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta.

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    Poh-Kheng Ng

    Full Text Available Congracilaria babae was first reported as a red alga parasitic on the thallus of Gracilaria salicornia based on Japanese materials. It was circumscribed to have deep spermatangial cavities, coloration similar to its host and the absence of rhizoids. We observed a parasitic red alga with morphological and anatomical features suggestive of C. babae on a Hydropuntia species collected from Sabah, East Malaysia. We addressed the taxonomic affinities of the parasite growing on Hydropuntia sp. based on the DNA sequence of molecular markers from the nuclear, mitochondrial and plastid genomes (nuclear ITS region, mitochondrial cox1 gene and plastid rbcL gene. Phylogenetic analyses based on all genetic markers also implied the monophyly of the parasite from Hydropuntia sp. and C. babae, suggesting their conspecificity. The parasite from Hydropuntia sp. has a DNA signature characteristic to C. babae in having plastid rbcL gene sequence identical to G. salicornia. C. babae is likely to have evolved directly from G. salicornia and subsequently radiated onto a secondary host Hydropuntia sp. We also recommend the transfer of C. babae to the genus Gracilaria and propose a new combination, G. babae, based on the anatomical observations and molecular data.

  11. Geographic distribution and conservation status of Caiman latirostris (Crocodylia, Alligatoridae in Uruguay

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    Claudio Borteiro

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    Full Text Available Populations of Caiman latirostris are known to occur in Uruguay but their geographic distribution remains uncertain. This work presents anupdate of the species distribution and conservation status in Uruguay. Surveys conducted by the authors confirmed the presence of this species in the previously known distribution range of northwestern Uruguay, where it seems to be widespread and relatively abundant in contrast to earlier reports. We report new localities for C. latirostris, most relevant being those of the Cebollatí and Tacuarí Rivers, and the Pelotas, India Muerta and San Miguel stream basins, which significantly expand its distribution through important wetlands in the eastern part of the country. The overall distribution is coincident with different landscape types, where lagoons, artificial impoundments, livestock waterholes, rivers, streams, creeks and marshes are inhabited by caiman. Illegal non-commercial hunting was detected all over the country.

  12. BABA-primed defense responses to Phytophthora infestans in the next vegetative progeny of potato

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    Jolanta eFloryszak-Wieczorek

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    Full Text Available The transcript of the PR1 gene accumulation as an informative marker of systemic acquired resistance (SAR was analyzed in β-aminobutyric acid (BABA primed potato in the short-lasting (3 days and long-lasting (28 days time periods after induction and in the vegetative descendants of primed plants derived from tubers and from in vitro seedlings. BABA pretreatment resulted either in minimal or no PR1 gene expression, but sequential treatment with BABA followed by virulent P. infestans provided data on the imprint of post-stress information and its duration until fertilization, in the form of an enhanced PR1 transcript accumulation and a transient increase of basal resistance to the late blight disease. The primed state for defense of the susceptible potato cultivar was transmitted to its vegetative progeny as a potentiated PR1 mRNA accumulation following challenge inoculation. However,variation was observed between vegetative accessions of the BABA-primed potato genotype in responsiveness to disease. In contrast to plants derived from tubers, potato propagated through in vitro seedlings largely lost inducible resistance traits, although itretained primed PR1 gene expression.

  13. Low temperatures reduce skin healing in the Jacaré do Pantanal (Caiman yacare, Daudin 1802

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    Leandro Nogueira Pressinotti

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    Studies of skin wound healing in crocodilians are necessary given the frequent occurrence of cannibalism in intensive farming systems. Air temperature affects tissue recovery because crocodilians are ectothermic. Therefore, the kinetics of skin wound healing in Caiman yacare were examined at temperatures of 33°C and 23°C. Sixteen caiman were selected and divided into two groups of eight maintained at 23°C or 33°C. The studied individuals' scars were photographed after 1, 2, 3, 7, 15 and 30 days of the experimental conditions, and samples were collected for histological processing after 3, 7, 15 and 30 days. Macroscopically, the blood clot (heterophilic granuloma noticeably remained in place covering the wound longer for the caiman kept at 23°C. Microscopically, the temperature of 23°C slowed epidermal migration and skin repair. Comparatively, new blood vessels, labeled using von Willebrand factor (vWF antibody staining, were more frequently found in the scars of the 33°C group. The collagen fibers in the dermis were denser in the 33°C treatment. Considering the delayed healing at 23°C, producers are recommended to keep wounded animals at 33°C, especially when tanks are cold, to enable rapid wound closure and better repair of collagen fibers because such lesions tend to compromise the use of their skin as leather.

  14. Histological and immunohistochemical study of the thyroid gland of the broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v35i4.18444

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    Full Text Available The broad-snouted caiman, Caiman latirostris, is widely distributed in countries of South America. In Brazil it is considered an endangered species because of natural habitat destruction and illegal hunting.  In reptiles, the thyroid gland plays an integral part in ecdysis, reproduction, tail regeneration, growth, endocrine function and metabolism rate. The aim of the present study was to characterize the thyroid gland morphology of C. latirostris, based on histochemical and immunohistochemical techniques. The thyroid glands were fixed in Bouin's fluid and serial cross sections were stained with hematoxylin-eosin, Mallory’s trichrome, periodic acid-Schiff (PAS and Alcian blue (AB pH 1.5 and 2.5. The immunohistochemical technique for 5-HT-IR cells was used. The thyroid gland has a dense irregular connective tissue forms a capsule enveloping the gland. There are several follicular acini of varying size lined by simple cuboidal or columnar epithelium in the thyroid gland. The follicles are connected by interfollicular connective tissue which contains blood vessels. We observed the presence of lymph nodes around the entire gland. There was a positive PAS reaction and negative AB reaction in the colloid. 5-HT-IR cells were detected around the follicle cells. No striking morphological differences were observed between C. latirostris and other domesticated mammals.

  15. Overseas Environmental Baseline Guidance Document

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    crocodilus crocodilus Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname , Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru Caiman, Yacare Caiman yacare Bolivia...Bangladesh and Burma Viper, Lar Valley Vipera latifii Iran Amphibians Frog, California red-legged Rana aurora draytonii U.S.A., Mexico. Frog

  16. NNLO massive corrections to Bhabha scattering and theoretical precision of BabaYaga rate at NLO

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    Carloni Calame, C.M. [Southampton Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Physics; Czyz, H.; Gluza, J.; Gunia, M. [Silesia Univ., Katowice (Poland). Dept. of Field Theory and Particle Physics; Montagna, G. [Pavia Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica Nucleare e Teorica; INFN, Sezione di Pavia (Italy); Nicrosini, O.; Piccinini, F. [INFN, Sezione di Pavia (Italy); Riemann, T. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany); Worek, M. [Bergische Univ., Wuppertal (Germany). Fachbereich Physik

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    We provide an exact calculation of next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) massive corrections to Bhabha scattering in QED, relevant for precision luminosity monitoring at meson factories. Using realistic reference event selections, exact numerical results for leptonic and hadronic corrections are given and compared with the corresponding approximate predictions of the event generator BabaYaga rate at NLO. It is shown that the NNLO massive corrections are necessary for luminosity measurements with per mille precision. At the same time they are found to be well accounted for in the generator at an accuracy level below the one per mille. An update of the total theoretical precision of BabaYaga rate at NLO is presented and possible directions for a further error reduction are sketched. (orig.)

  17. Workplace and Home: Understanding the Sai Baba Movement in Bali as an Urban Phenomenon

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    Full Text Available AbstractSince the transition to post-New Order Indonesia in 1998, new religiousmovements such as Sai Baba have become popular in Bali. In contrastwith the New Order era when Sai Baba was under strict scrutiny, thesegroups are now warmly accepted by a far wider audience and especiallyfrom educated affluent urbanites. In this paper, I discuss several factorsthat make Sai Baba movement generally an urban phenomenon. I askhow change taking place in Bali regarding the economic and demographiccontext may have contributed to the people’s different mode of religiousarticulation. The economic transformation from agricultural economyto modern industrial economy in Bali has changed people’s occupationsand forced urbanization. I argue that the transformation also createstwo emerging cultural spaces of Workplace in the city and Home inthe villages of origin. Workplace is where people are bound to moderndisposition of time and Home is where people are tied to traditionaldisposition of time. These two cultural spaces determine people’s modeof religious articulation. As people move from their villages of origin tothe city, they also adopt a new mode of religious articulation in an urbancontext. I suggest that to understand the emergence of new religions andnew mode of religious articulation in Bali we have to look at specifictransformations at the economic and demographic level.

  18. Riscos na qualidade sanitária da carne de jacaré da Amazônia Centra | Sanitary risk assessment for caiman meat quality in Central Amazon

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    Adriana Sotero-Martins

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    production chain of wild populations. In Brazil, there are no protocols for this type of meat. The slaughter and processing were performed using a simplified, traditional floating raft system and a water treatment system that used both filtration and chemicals. The animals were caught using a hook, harpoon, resting pole, and cable snare. The wild caimans of two species (Melanosuchus niger and Caiman crocodilus were captured in the region of the Piagaçu-Purus Sustainable Development Reserve in Central Amazon during three harvesting events. After each event, we progressively improved the meat-processing protocol. Microbiological testing of the meat was performed as described in norms and Brazilian legislation for fish meat. As a result, we achieved improvements in the sanitary quality of the meat of the killed animals for 57%, 76.5% and 100% of the samples obtained during the first, second, and third harvesting events, respectively. There were significant differences in the microbiological quality of the meat, with a reduction in the disapproval of the samples. The process of capturing animals, the cable snare, and the restraining pole were the factors that least affected the quality of the meat; in addition, animals between 81 and 100 cm of CRC had a lower risk of microbiological contamination. We can conclude that health surveillance activities, such as hand hygiene when handling meat, improvements in water quality, selection of animals of the most appropriate size for slaughter, and capture by less invasive methods can reduce the potential for microbiological contamination of the meat contribute to decrease the potential for microbiological contamination of meat.

  19. Prevalence of vacA, cagA and babA2 genes in Cuban Helicobacter pylori isolates

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    Lino E Torres; Karelia Melián; Arlenis Moreno; Jordis Alonso; Carlos A Sabatier; Mayrín Hernández; Ludisleydis Bermúdez; Boris L Rodríguez

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    AIM: To investigate the prevalence of vacuolating cytotoxin ( vacA), cytotoxin associated gene A ( cagA) and blood adhesion binding antigen ( babA2) genotypes of Helicobacter pylori ( H pylori) isolates from Cuban dyspeptic patients. METHODS: DNA was extracted from H pylori-positive cultures taken from 130 dyspeptic patients. Genotyping was performed by PCR, using specific primers for vacA ( s1, s2, m1, m2), cagA and babA2 genes. Endoscopic observations and histological examinations were used to determine patient pathologies. RESULTS: vacA alleles s1, s2, m1 and m2 were detected in 96 (73.8%), 34 (26.2%), 75 (57.7%) and 52 isolates (40%), respectively, while the cagA gene was detected in 95 isolates (73.2%). One hundred and seven isolates (82.3%) were babA2-positive. A significant correlation was observed between vacAs1m1 and cagA and between vacAs1m1 and babA2 genotypes ( P < 0.001 and P < 0.05, respectively) and between babA2 genotype and cagA status ( P < 0.05); but, no correlation was observed between vacAs1 and babA2 genotypes. Eighty five (65.4%) and 73 (56.2%) strains were type 1 ( vacAs1- cagA-positive) and "triplepositive" ( vacAs1- cagA- babA2-positive), respectively, and their presence was significantly associated with duodenal ulcer ( P < 0.01 and P < 0.001, respectively). CONCLUSION: The distribution of the main virulence factors in the Cuban strains in this study resembled that of the Western-type strains, and the more virulent H pylori isolates were significantly associated with duodenal ulcer, ulcer disease being the worst pathology observed in the group studied.

  20. Prevalence of the Helicobacter pylori babA2 gene and correlation with the degree of gastritis in infected Slovenian children.

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    Homan, Matjaž; Šterbenc, Anja; Kocjan, Boštjan J; Luzar, Boštjan; Zidar, Nina; Orel, Rok; Poljak, Mario

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    The aims of our study were to determine the prevalence of the babA2 gene within Helicobacter pylori strains circulating in the Slovenian pediatric population, to further clarify its significance in causing inflammation of gastric mucosa in children and to verify whether cagA, vacA, iceA and babA genes work independently or synergistically in causing gastritis. A total of 163 H. pylori isolates obtained from the same number of children were tested for the presence of cagA, vacA and iceA genes using previously established methods, while the babA2 gene was determined using novel polymerase chain reaction assay targeting a 139-bp fragment of the central region of babA2. The babA2 gene was detected in 47.9% of H. pylori samples. The presence of the babA2 gene was strongly associated with cagA, vacA s1 and vacA m1 genotype. The babA2 status correlated positively with bacterial density score, activity of inflammation and chronic inflammation of gastric mucosa. No significant correlation was found between the babA2 status and the presence of atrophy or intestinal metaplasia. In addition, the activity of gastric inflammation and density score were significantly associated with the coexpression of the cagA, vacA s1, vacA m1 and babA2 genes. The study, which included the largest number of pediatric H. pylori samples to date, confirmed that babA2 gene plays an important role in the pathogenesis of H. pylori gastritis in children. Furthermore, our results suggest that babA2, cagA and vacA s1 and m1 gene products may work synergistically in worsening the inflammation of gastric mucosa.

  1. Microsatellite DNA markers applied to detection of multiple paternity in Caiman latirostris in Santa Fe, Argentina.

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    Amavet, Patricia; Rosso, Esteban; Markariani, Rosa; Piña, Carlos Ignacio

    2008-12-01

    Detecting multiple paternity in wild populations of the broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) has important implications for conservation efforts. We have applied microsatellite markers to examine genetic variation in C. latirostris and also have provided the first data concerning detection of multiple paternity in wild populations of this species. Blood samples from four nest-guarding C. latirostris females and their hatchlings were obtained from Santa Fe Province, Argentina. Amplified products were analyzed by electrophoresis on 10% polyacrylamide gels and visualized with silver staining. Four out of the eight markers tested reliably amplified and yielded useful data. Using polyacrylamide gels with silver staining provides high enough resolution to obtain individual genotypes. In order to assess the presence or absence of more than two parents in each nest, we used the single locus Minimum Method, and applied Cervus 3.0 and Gerud 2.0 software in parentage analyses. Our results indicate more than one father in at least two families. This behavior could be the consequence of high habitat variability in the area where our population was sampled. The ability to understand mating systems is important for maintaining viable populations of exploited taxa like C. latirostris.

  2. Caracterização molecular e anatômica do complexo babaçu (Attalea spp., Arecaceae)

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    Mata, Lorena Ramos da

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    O babaçu (Attalea spp.) é uma palmeira nativa com ampla distribuição no Brasil, sendo encontrado nas regiões Norte, Nordeste, Sudeste e Centro-Oeste. Constitui um recurso natural de elevada importância no nordeste brasileiro e é um dos principais produtos extrativistas do país. A identificação taxonômica do conjunto de espécies de babaçu é complexa, e não há consenso entre os diversos autores, por isso, esse conjunto de espécies é denominado “complexo babaçu”. Considerando-se as divergências ...

  3. Investigation of the effect of finite pulse errors on the BABA pulse sequence using the Floquet-Magnus expansion approach

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    Mananga, Eugene S.; Reid, Alicia E.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a study of finite pulse widths for the BABA pulse sequence using the Floquet-Magnus expansion (FME) approach. In the FME scheme, the first order ? is identical to its counterparts in average Hamiltonian theory (AHT) and Floquet theory (FT). However, the timing part in the FME approach is introduced via the ? function not present in other schemes. This function provides an easy way for evaluating the spin evolution during the time in between' through the Magnus expansion of the operator connected to the timing part of the evolution. The evaluation of ? is particularly useful for the analysis of the non-stroboscopic evolution. Here, the importance of the boundary conditions, which provide a natural choice of ? , is ignored. This work uses the ? function to compare the efficiency of the BABA pulse sequence with ? and the BABA pulse sequence with finite pulses. Calculations of ? and ? are presented.

  4. Trophic ecology of Lampanyctus crocodilus on north-west Mediterranean Sea slopes in relation to reproductive cycle and environmental variables.

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    Fanelli, E; Papiol, V; Cartes, J E; Rodriguez-Romeu, O

    2014-06-01

    This study examined the population structure, reproductive cycle and feeding pattern of the lanternfish Lampanyctus crocodilus in the Balearic Basin (north-west Mediterranean Sea) from a depth of 450 to 1800 m and at a seasonal scale. Juveniles were mainly located at shallower depths, but also at deepest stations in autumn, while adults mostly inhabited intermediate depths with their centre of population density (CPD) located at 800-1000 m of depth. The migration of adults to deeper depths was detected in late summer to autumn, probably linked to the occurrence of nepheloid layers at c. 1200 m, which in turn enhances the biomass of the zooplankton prey. The diet was mainly based on euphausiids and mysids, with marked seasonal variations both on the upper (450-800 m) and lower (1000-1800 m), where suprabenthic gammariids and pelagic decapods were also dominant. Stomach fullness increased from winter to autumn on the US, while it had a maximum in spring on the LS, in parallel with high consumption of gelatinous zooplankton, which is probably more available after the phytoplankton bloom in late winter. Reproduction occurred in winter, confirmed by the higher percentage of mature females and high gonadosomatic indices (I(G)) at both depth ranges. Hepatosomatic indices (I(H)) showed an inverse trend to I(G) on the US, except in autumn, and was almost parallel on the LS, probably attributable to the migration of adults, which determined different temporal schemes in energy use and storage for reproduction on the US v. LS. Consistent with the different patterns observed at the two depth ranges, environmental drivers of fullness (i.e. feeding intensity) and I(G) (as a proxy of reproductive cycle) differed on the US and LS. The biomass of mysids and euphausiids was the greatest explanatory variables of fullness on the US and LS, pointing to the increasing feeding intensity when a resource was more available. I(H) also explained fullness, suggesting that greater

  5. Seed priming with BABA (β-amino butyric acid): a cost-effective method of abiotic stress tolerance in Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek.

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    Jisha, K C; Puthur, Jos T

    2016-03-01

    The effects of β-amino butyric acid (BABA) on abiotic stress tolerance potential of three Vigna radiata varieties were studied. The reduction in the growth of seedlings subjected to NaCl/polyethylene glycol (PEG) stress is alleviated by BABA seed priming, which also enhanced photosynthetic pigment content and photosynthetic and mitochondrial activities, and also modified the chlorophyll a fluorescence-related parameters. Moreover, BABA seed priming reduced malondialdehyde content in the seedlings and enhanced the accumulation of proline, total protein, total carbohydrate, nitrate reductase activity, and activities of antioxidant enzymes like guaiacol peroxidase and superoxide dismutase. Most of these positive features of BABA priming were predominantly exhibited when the plants were encountered with stress (NaCl/PEG). The BABA content in the BABA-treated green gram seeds and seedlings was also detected and quantified with high-performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC), and it revealed that the priming effect of BABA initiated in seeds and further gets carried over to the seedlings. It was concluded that BABA seed priming improved the drought and salinity stress tolerance potential of all the three green gram varieties, and it was evident in the NaCl-tolerant variety Pusa Vishal as compared to Pusa Ratna (abiotic stress sensitive) and Pusa 9531(drought tolerant). Dual mode in cost effectiveness of BABA priming is evident from: (1) the positive features of priming are being exhibited more during the exposure of plants to stress, and (2) priming of seedlings can be carried out by BABA application to seeds at very low concentration and volume.

  6. Aerobic bacterial microflora of Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) oral cavity and cloaca, originating from parque Zoológico Arruda Câmara, Paraíba, Brazil.

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    Silva, J S A; Mota, R A; Pinheiro Júnior, J W; Almeida, M C S; Silva, D R; Ferreira, D R A; Azevedo, J C N

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was to isolate and identify the aerobic bacterial microflora from the oral cavity mucosa and cloaca's samples, collected from Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris), born and bred in captivity at Parque Zoológico Arruda Câmara, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. The most common bacteria were Staphylococcus sp. (14.74%), Corynebacterium sp. (13.68%), Escherichia coli (13.68%) and Shigella sp.(11.58%), and the less common were Citrobacter sp. (1.05%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (1.05%) and Salmonella sp. (1.05%).This emphasizes the importance of these microorganisms' participation in infectious processes (sepsis) and injuries caused by crocodilians.

  7. Music for Mothers and Babies Living in a Prison: A Report on a Special Production of "BebeBaba"

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    Rodrigues, Helena; Leite, Anabela; Faria, Cristina; Monteiro, Irene; Rodrigues, Paulo Maria

    2010-01-01

    "BebeBaba" is a project that combines education and artistic performance in a process that is centred on music, babies and their parents. We discovered that previous productions resulted in a very strong bonding among parents and babies, families and the community. In 2008 we implemented a special production in a prison in Oporto where mothers…

  8. Reservoir operation using El Niño forecasts-case study of Daule Peripa and Baba, Ecuador

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    Gelati, Emiliano; Madsen, Henrik; Rosbjerg, Dan

    2014-01-01

    Reservoir operation is studied for the Daule Peripa and Baba system in Ecuador, where El Niño events cause anomalously heavy precipitation. Reservoir inflow is modelled by a Markov-switching model using El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) indices as input. Inflow is forecast using 9-month lead time...

  9. Physico-chemical and sensory attributes of low-sodium restructured caiman steaks containing microbial transglutaminase and salt replacers.

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    Canto, Anna C V C S; Lima, Bruno R C Costa; Suman, Surendranath P; Lazaro, Cesar A; Monteiro, Maria Lucia G; Conte-Junior, Carlos A; Freitas, Monica Q; Cruz, Adriano G; Santos, Erica B; Silva, Teofilo J P

    2014-01-01

    Our objective was to examine the physico-chemical and sensory attributes of low-sodium restructured caiman steaks containing microbial transglutaminase (MTG) and salt replacers (KCl and MgCl2). Trimmings from caiman carcasses were processed into restructured steaks with or without MTG and salt replacers; the five treatments were CON (1.5% NaCl), T-1 (1.5% NaCl+1% MTG), T-2 (0.75% NaCl+1% MTG+0.75% KCl), T-3 (0.75% NaCl+1% MTG+0.75% MgCl2), and T-4 (0.75% NaCl+1% MTG+0.375% KCl+0.375% MgCl2). T-4 demonstrated the greatest (Ppurchase intention was for T-3. Furthermore, T-3 and T-4 were similar (P>0.05) to controls in salty flavor. Our findings suggest that the combination of MTG, KCl, and MgCl2 can be employed as a suitable salt reduction strategy in restructured caiman steaks without compromising sensory attributes and consumer acceptance.

  10. Hidrólise parcial enzimática da gordura de babaçu

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    OLIVEIRA Andréa Lícia de Almeida

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    Full Text Available Lipases são enzimas de origem animal, vegetal ou microbiana que catalisam a hidrólise total ou parcial de óleos e gorduras, fornecendo ácidos graxos livres, acilgliceróis parciais e glicerol. O trabalho teve como objetivo verificar a ação da lipase comercial FAP (Amano Pharmaceutical Co. no processo de hidrólise parcial da gordura de babaçu. Foi utilizada a Metodologia de Superfície de Resposta para representar o sistema na região estudada. O tratamento estatístico possibilitou analisar a influência das variáveis indepentes concentração de enzima (3 a 327U/mL e tempo de reação (1 a 31h na variável dependente: % de hidrólise. Os resultados experimentais observados nas reações, variaram de 6,52 a 41,44% de hidrólise da gordura de babaçu. Pela aplicação do modelo estatístico, os resultados estimados variaram de 13,57 a 43,80% de hidrólise. O nível de significância foi de 99% para o modelo % de hidrólise. Foi observado que 87,8% da variação da resposta pode ser explicada pela regressão múltipla, demostrando ser bom o ajustamento do modelo aos dados experimentais.

  11. Improved expression and purification of the Helicobacter pylori adhesin BabA through the incorporation of a hexa-lysine tag.

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    Hage, Naim; Renshaw, Jonathan G; Winkler, G Sebastiaan; Gellert, Paul; Stolnik, Snow; Falcone, Franco H

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    Helicobacter pylori is a pathogenic bacterium that has the remarkable ability to withstand the harsh conditions of the stomach for decades. This is achieved through unique evolutionary adaptations, which include binding Lewis(b) antigens found on the gastric epithelium using the outer membrane protein BabA. We show here the yield of a recombinant form of BabA, comprising its putative extracellular binding domain, can be significantly increased through the addition of a hexa-lysine tag to the C-terminus of the protein. BabA was expressed in the periplasmic space of Escherichia coli and purified using immobilised metal ion affinity and size exclusion chromatography - yielding approximately 1.8 mg of protein per litre of culture. The hexa-lysine tag does not inhibit the binding activity of BabA as the recombinant protein was found to possess affinity towards HSA-Lewis(b) glycoconjugates.

  12. Preliminary evaluation of an automatic device for extration of the almond of the babaçu coconut for impact

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    Paulo Sergio Feitosa Barroso

    2004-01-01

    Resumo: Este trabalho apresenta uma avaliação preliminar de um dispositivo automático para extração da amêndoa do coco babaçu por impacto. Nessa avaliação foram realizados testes para determinar a constante elástica do coco babaçu, bem como a força média de impacto capaz de quebrá-lo. A pneumática foi escolhida como tecnologia operativa do dispositivo por poder caracterizar-se como um sistema binário. A metodologia utilizada nas etapas de construção do circuito pneumático foi baseada na elabo...

  13. Investigation of the Effect of Finite Pulse Errors on BABA Pulse Sequence Using Floquet-Magnus Expansion Approach.

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    Mananga, Eugene S; Reid, Alicia E

    This paper presents the study of finite pulse widths for the BABA pulse sequence using the Floquet-Magnus expansion (FME) approach. In the FME scheme, the first order F1 is identical to its counterparts in average Hamiltonian theory (AHT) and Floquet theory (FT). However, the timing part in the FME approach is introduced via the Λ1 (t) function not present in other schemes. This function provides an easy way for evaluating the spin evolution during "the time in between" through the Magnus expansion of the operator connected to the timing part of the evolution. The evaluation of Λ1 (t) is useful especially for the analysis of the non-stroboscopic evolution. Here, the importance of the boundary conditions, which provides a natural choice of Λ1 (0) is ignored. This work uses the Λ1 (t) function to compare the efficiency of the BABA pulse sequence with δ - pulses and the BABA pulse sequence with finite pulses. Calculations of Λ1 (t) and F1 are presented.

  14. Baba Yaga, Monsters of the Week, and Pop Culture’s Formation of Wonder and Families through Monstrosity

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    Jill Terry Rudy

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    Full Text Available This paper considers transforming forms and their purposes in the popular culture trope of the televised Monster of the Week (MOTW. In the rare televised appearances outside of Slavic nations, Baba Yaga tends to show up in MOTW episodes. While some MOTW are contemporary inventions, many, like Baba Yaga, are mythological and fantastic creatures from folk narratives. Employing the concept of the folkloresque, we explore how contemporary audiovisual tropes gain integrity and traction by indexing traditional knowledge and belief systems. In the process, we examine key affordances of these forms involving the possibilities of wonder and the portability of tradition. Using digital humanities methods, we built a “monster typology” by scraping lists of folk creatures, mythological beasts, and other supernatural beings from online information sources, and we used topic modeling to investigate central concerns of MOTW series. Our findings indicate connections in these shows between crime, violence, family, and loss. The trope formulates wonder and families through folk narrative and monster forms and functions. We recognize Baba Yaga’s role as villain in these episodes and acknowledge that these series also shift between episodic and serial narrative arcs involving close relationships between characters and among viewers and fans.

  15. Caracterización mineralógica de tobas zeolitizadas del yacimiento Caimanes para su beneficio por molienda diferencial

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    Se caracterizaron mineralógicamente las tobas zeolitizadas del yacimiento Caimanes de la región de Moa, con vistas a beneficiar y concentrar las fases zeolíticas mediante la molienda diferencial. Se emplearon técnicas de difracción de rayos X, análisis químico, análisis térmicos, microscopía óptica y microscopía electrónica de barrido para determinar, en la muestra inicial, la composición mineralógica cualitativa y cuantificar las fases presentes, establecer la textura, el grado de intercreci...

  16. Aerobic bacterial microflora of Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris oral cavity and cloaca, originating from Parque Zoológico Arruda Câmara, Paraíba, Brazil Microflora bacteriana aeróbica da cavidade oral e cloaca de jacaré-de-papo-amarelo (Caiman latirostris procedentes do Zoológico de João Pessoa, PB, Brasil

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    J.S.A. Silva

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to isolate and identify the aerobic bacterial microflora from the oral cavity mucosa and cloaca's samples, collected from Broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris, born and bred in captivity at Parque Zoológico Arruda Câmara, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. The most common bacteria were Staphylococcus sp. (14.74%, Corynebacterium sp. (13.68%, Escherichia coli (13.68% and Shigella sp. (11.58%, and the less common were Citrobacter sp. (1.05%, Klebsiella pneumoniae (1.05% and Salmonella sp. (1.05%.This emphasizes the importance of these microorganisms' participation in infectious processes (sepsis and injuries caused by crocodilians.O presente estudo teve como objetivo isolar e identificar a microflora bacteriana aeróbica presente na mucosa da cavidade oral e da cloaca de exemplares de jacarés-de-papo-amarelo (Caiman latirostris nascidos e criados em cativeiro no Parque Zoológico Arruda Câmara, localizado na cidade de João Pessoa - PB. As bactérias mais freqüentes foram Staphylococcus sp. (14,74%, Corynebacterium sp.(13,68%, Escherichia coli (13,68% e Shigella sp. (11,58%, e as menos prevalentes foram Citrobacter sp.(1,05%, Klebsiella pneumoniae (1,05% e Salmonella sp. (1,05%. Ressalta-se a importância da participação desses microrganismos em processos infecciosos (septicemias e em feridas provocadas por crocodilianos.

  17. Sex reversal effects on Caiman latirostris exposed to environmentally relevant doses of the xenoestrogen bisphenol A.

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    Stoker, C; Rey, F; Rodriguez, H; Ramos, J G; Sirosky, P; Larriera, A; Luque, E H; Muñoz-de-Toro, M

    2003-10-01

    Exposure to environmental contaminants known as endocrine disruptors (EDs) alters the development and function of reproductive organs in several species. Bisphenol A (BPA) is an estrogenic chemical that leaches from dental materials and plastic food and beverage containers. BPA has been found in sewage, surface and drinking water, and therefore poses a potentially significant risk for human and wildlife. Prenatal exposure of rodents to environmentally relevant doses of BPA alters the development of the reproductive organs of male and female offspring. Species with temperature dependent sex determination (TSD) could act as sentinels of ecosystem health by providing sensitive biomarkers of endocrine disruptor's effects. We selected Caiman latirostris as an animal model to study endocrine disruption caused by BPA. The aim of this study was to determine whether exposure in ovum to BPA could cause estrogen-like effects on the reproductive system of C. latirostris. Sex determination and gonadal histoarchitecture were the endpoints evaluated after in ovum exposure to different doses of BPA and 17beta-estradiol (E(2)). We confirmed that C. latirostris is a species with TSD and additionally demonstrated that BPA causes estrogen-like developmental effects by reversing gonadal sex and altering gonadal histoarchitecture. Differences in responses to BPA and E(2) in our in vivo system were on the order of 100-fold. In contrast published in vitro studies have reported differences on the order of 10,000x or more. These results support the utility of C. latirostris, a species in which sex determination is temperature dependent, as a tool in assessing estrogenic activity in vivo and as a sentinel to monitor EDs in aquatic environment.

  18. Lacustrine sediments and Holocene climates in the southern Sahara: the example of paleolakes in the Grand Erg of Bilma (Zoo Baba and Dibella, eastern Niger)

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    Grunert, J.; Baumhauer, R.; Völkel, J.

    Two endoreic depressions of the central Erg of Bilma/eastern Republic of Niger are described here. Special interest is given to widespread lacustrine sediments (diatomites) in the depressions, indicating paleolakes with an extension of some 10 km 2. The minimum depth of the lakes has been found to be 25 m (Zoo Baba) and 36 m (Dibella). At Dibella there is evidence of two lacustrine phases of Early Holocene (9785-7890 years B.P.) and of Mid-Holocene age (about 6500 years B.P.). At Zoo Baba only one lacustrine phase of Mid-Holocene age (about 6000-5370 years B.P.) can be proven for Zoo Baba. The difference between the Early- and Mid-Holocene diatomites Di I and Di II is based not only on radiocarbon data but also on geomorphological characteristics. Despite the small distance of only 70 km between the two depressions, the reconstruction of pluvial water chemistry particularly by analyzing the diatoms shows great differences. The Mid-Holocene Zoo Baba lake was a freshwater lake; the Early- and Mid-Holocene Dibella lakes obviously contained brackish water with great fluctuations of salinity. An explanation may be given by the varying groundwater influence during the pluvial periods. It is supposed that Zoo Baba has been touched by the large Kaouar/Bilma aquifer while Dibella has been influenced by a smaller local aquifer. Any groundwater supply from Paleo-Chad can be excluded. Both the rising of groundwater table and of lake levels must have been induced by a largely increased annual precipitation rate (today 20-40 mm only), combined with a very effective reduction in evaporation rate. Based on lacrustine sediments, paleosoils and geomorphological features (fossil landslides of Zoo Baba), the Early Holocene annual precipitation rate is estimated at least at 300-400 mm, the Mid-Holocene rate at 200-300 mm. The special character of precipitations cannot be reconstructed.

  19. FOTOGRAFÍA, CINE Y TRADUCCIÓN EN "LAS BABAS DEL DIABLO"

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    Valeria de los Ríos

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza el cuento "Las babas del diablo" de Julio Cortázar desde una perspectiva visual. La hipótesis central de este texto es que Cortázar relaciona escritura, fotografía y cine para poner enjuego la relación entre arte, sujeto y realidad. Esta conexión está mediada por la técnica, específicamente por aparatos como la cámara fotográfica y la máquina de escribir. Cortázar vincula fotografía y escritura a partir del concepto de traducción, construyendo un protagonista que es al mismo tiempo un observador y un letrado. Este protagonista pasa de ser un sujeto eminentemente fotográfico, a convertirse en el involuntario espectador de un filme.In this article, I analyze the short story "Blow-up " by Julio Cortázar from a visual point of view. This text's central hypothesis is that Cortázar relates writing, photography and cinema in order to put into play the connection between art, subject and reality. This link is mediated by technique, specifically by apparatuses such as the photographic camera and the typewriter. Cortázar associates photography and writing through the concept of translation, constructing a protagonist that is at the same time an observer and a letrado. This protagonist, first a photographic subject, becomes an involuntary film spectator.

  20. MORFOLOGICAL AND HISTOCHEMICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE SALIVARY GLANDS OF THE ALLIGATOR Caiman latirostris OBSERVAÇÕES MORFOLÓGICAS E HISTOQUÍMICAS SOBRE AS GLÂNDULAS SALIVARES DO JACARÉ Caiman latirostris (Crocodilia Reptilia

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    Using histological and histochemical methods for glicoconjugates, the present work on the salivary glands of the alligator Caiman latirostris (Crocodilia Reptilia, was developed. On the bases of the results obtained, the authors believe that those glands are not well developed, appearing as unicellular structures goblet-like cells, in the stratified squamous epithelium of the oral cavity. Scattered glands alveolus without excretory tubules which extend directly with the epitelium were also present. By means of histochemical methods for glicoconjugates, it was possible to detect the glicoprotein and the sialic acid in the glandular formation of these animals.

    Empregando-se métodos histológicos e histoquímicos para glicoconjugados, desenvolveu-se um trabalho sobre glândulas salivares do jacaré Caiman latirostris. Com base nos resultados obtidos, constatou-se que estas glândulas são pouco desenvolvidas, aparecendo como estruturas unicelulares, semelhantes às células caliciformes, incluídas no epitélio estratificado pavimentoso da cavidade oral. Observou-se, ainda, a presença de esparsos alvéolos glandulares desprovidos de ductos excretores que continuam diretamente com o epitélio. Por meio de métodos histoquímicos para glicoconjugados, foi possível a detecção de glicoproteína e de ácido siálico nas formações glandulares desses animais.

  1. PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HIGHER EDUCATION TO RURAL GIRLS IN INDIAN PUNJAB: A CASE STUDY OF BABA AYA SINGH RIARKI COLLEGE

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    RANJIT SINGH GHUMAN

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    Full Text Available The paper highlights a case study of a rural girls college located in a remote village of Gurdaspur district in Indian Punjab. The idea of this unique college was conceptualised by one Baba Aya Singh, a social and religious activist, from a village near the college way back in 1925. It was really a revolutionary idea because female education in India, particularly higher education, was a distant dream at that time. The college was, however, started with only 14 rural girls after about half-a-century when the great visionary Baba Aya Singh had a dream to educate the rural girls. Access to and affordability of higher education is the uniqueness of this college. The student has to pay only Rs. 5800 (about US $ 65 per annum, which includes both the tuition fee and boarding and lodging. It is equally significant to note that the entire expenses of the college are met by this and the produce of agricultural land of the college. The college does not take any outside help. The meritorious senior class students teach the junior class students. The college in its own humble, but significant, way made a revolutionary contribution to the education of poor rural girls who, otherwise, would not have dreamt of college education. Apart from, class-room teaching and bookish knowledge, the students are taught social, ethical and management skills in a most natural manner. The product of the college has proved to be the agents of change and rural transformation.

  2. Orhan Pamuk’un Masumiyet Müzesi Romaninda Baba oğul ilişkisi

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    Baba oğul ilişkisi edebiyatta sıkça işlenen bir temadır Roman öncesi dönemde arkaik örneklerine rastlanan bu tema romanın bir tür olarak ortaya çıkmasıyla birçok edebiyatçı ve romancı tarafından değişik boyutlarıyla ele alınmıştır Benzer bir durum Türk Edebiyatı için de geçerlidir Özellikle gelenekçi modern Doğu Batı vb karşıtlıklar etrafında şekillenen bu baba oğul ilişkisinin temel özelliği kopuk gergin ve çatışmalı bir karakter taşımasıdır Tanzimat’tan günümüze uzanan süreç içerisi...

  3. Visit by His Excellency Mr. Mame Baba Cisse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Senegal to the United Nations Office at Geneva

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    In the context of exploring further collaboration between Senegal and CERN, His Excellency Mr. Mame Baba Cisse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Senegal to the United Nations Office at Geneva, visited CERN. Mrs. Fama Diagne Sene, visiting scientist from Université Alioune Diop De Bambey, is currently at CERN where she works within the Scientific Information Service on a photo-digitization project.

  4. Compensation of MEMS gyroscope error based on Caiman filter%基于卡尔曼滤波的MEMS陀螺仪漂移补偿

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    陈晨; 赵文宏; 徐慧鑫; 周芬芬; 安平

    2013-01-01

    Aiming at solving the problem that it is easy to produce the error of MEMS gyroscope in the test, the Caiman algorithm was investigated. After the analysis of the cause of the error of the gyroscope,the error model of gyroscope was established. The Caiman filter algorithm was presented and the effect of Caiman filter was evaluated on the Allan variance method, the gyroscopes were tested on the rotating speed device. The experimental results indicate that the combination of model and Caiman filter can reduce the error of gyroscope in the test.%为解决MEMS陀螺仪在测量过程中容易产生漂移的问题,将卡尔曼算法应用于陀螺仪的漂移补偿中.分析了陀螺仪误差源,建立了陀螺仪误差模型,提出了用卡尔曼滤波算法处理陀螺仪零点随机误差的方法,通过运用Allan方差分析法评价了卡尔曼滤波效果;最后,在转速测试平台上进行了陀螺仪测量试验.研究结果表明,通过建立误差模型和采用卡尔曼滤波算法能有效减小陀螺仪测量过程中的漂移.

  5. Categorización del estado de conservación de los caimanes (yacarés de la República Argentina

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    Waller, Tomás

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    Full Text Available Después de transcurridos más de 10 años desde la primera Lista Roja de la herpetofauna dela República Argentina realizada por la Asociación Herpetológica Argentina en el año 2000, se re-categorizaron las dos especies de caimanes presentes en el país (Caiman latirostris y C. yacare incorporando nueva información biológica, biogeográfica y ecológica y, correcciones metodológicas. Como resultado, ambas especies fueron categorizadas como No Amenazadas, en base a información actualizada sobre sus áreas de distribución y su abundancia. Los criterios aplicados para el desarrollo de los programas de manejo de ambas especies en Argentina han permitido ampliar el conocimiento de las mismas en una gran diversidad de aspectos. El aprovechamiento sostenible de los yacarés mediante la metodología de cría en granjas o "rancheo" ha demostrado ser de bajo impacto para las poblaciones silvestres y ha revalorizado los humedales que estos reptiles habitan. After more than a decade from the first Red List of the Herpetofauna of Argentina assessed in 2000, we reclassified the two species of argentine caimans, starting from actual information about their biology, biogeography and ecology and including methodological adjustments. As a result, both species Caiman latirostris and C. yacare were included in the Not Endangered category, based on new records about their geographic distribution and populations densities. The criteria applied to the development of management programs of crocodilians in Argentina has improved the knowledge of both species and made a great and wide contribution to several aspects of their biology. The sustainable use of both species of crocodilians has proved to have a minimum impact on wild populations and has put a new value on the wetlands inhabited by this reptiles.

  6. ADIYAMAN ÜRYAN BABA EFSANESİ’NİN YÖREYE TOPLUMSAL YANSIMALARI VE ÜÇ YENİ EŞ METNİ / SOCIAL REFLECTIONS OF ADIYAMAN URYAN BABA LEGEND AND İTS THERE NEW VARIANCES

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    Necdet TOZLU

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Bu makalede, Adıyaman’ın Anadolu coğrafyası ve tarihî bütünlüğü içindeki yeri ve önemi belirtilerek kadim dinî inanç ve kültürel zenginliklerine dikkat çekilmiştir. Adıyaman’ın Üryan Baba efsanesi ele alınmış ve bu efsanenin yöre halkının genel yaşam biçimine yansıması üzerinde durulmaya çalışılmıştır. Ardından Üryan Baba efsanesinin tahlil denemesi yapılarak yöre insanı üzerindeki etkileri yorumlanmıştır. Adı geçen efsanenin yöreden derlediğimiz üç yeni eş metni efsane dünyamıza kazandırılmıştır. Söz konusu efsanelerin yayılma alanları belirtilerek tip ve motif açısından Anadolu’daki diğer eş metinleri ile karşılaştırılmış, bunların birçok yönden benzer özellik taşıdığı görülmüştür. Anadolu efsanelerindeki bu ortak motiflerin Anadolu kültürünün oluşmasına katkısı da anlatılmaya çalışılmıştır.

  7. Use of BABA and INA as activators of a primed state in the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L..

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    Keren eMartínez-Aguilar

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available To survive in adverse conditions, plants have evolved complex mechanisms that prime their defense system to respond and adapt to stresses. Their competence to respond to such stresses fundamentally depends on its capacity to modulate the transcriptome rapidly and specifically. Thus, chromatin dynamics is a mechanism linked to transcriptional regulation and enhanced defense in plants. For example, in Arabidopsis, priming of the SA-dependent defense pathway is linked to histone lysine methylation. Such modifications could create a memory of the primary infection that is associated with an amplified gene response upon exposure to a second stress-stimulus. In addition, the priming status of a plant for induced resistance can be inherited to its offspring. However, analyses on the molecular mechanisms of generational and transgenerational priming in the common bean (Phaseolus vulagris L., an economically important crop, are absent.Here, we provide evidence that resistance to P. syringae pv. phaseolicola infection was induced in the common bean with the synthetic priming activators BABA and INA. Resistance was assessed by evaluating symptom appearance, pathogen accumulation, changes in gene expression of defense genes, as well as changes in the H3K4me3 and H3K36me3 marks at the promoter-exon regions of defense-associated genes. We conclude that defense priming in the common bean occurred in response to BABA and INA and that these synthetic activators primed distinct genes for enhanced disease resistance.We hope that an understanding of the molecular changes leading to defense priming and pathogen resistance will provide valuable knowledge for producing disease-resistant crop varieties by exposing parental plants to priming activators, as well as to the development of novel plant protection chemicals that stimulate the plant's inherent disease resistance mechanisms.

  8. Estudo da estabilidade do extrato hidrossolúvel "leite" de babaçu (Orbygnia speciosa pasteurizado e armazenado sob refrigeração

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    Bruna Lorena Aguiar Carneiro

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo desenvolver a tecnologia de conservação do extrato hidrossolúvel de babaçu baseado na pasteurização e na refrigeração. O extrato hidrossolúvel extraído da amêndoa de babaçu, também conhecido no Norte e Nordeste do Brasil como "leite" de babaçu, é um líquido branco ou levemente amarelado, de sabor e aroma muito semelhantes ao do leite de coco comum. O leite de babaçu extraído através de prensagem foi peneirado, pré-aquecido, adicionado de estabilizante carboximetilcelulose e homogeneizado em liquificador industrial. O leite de babaçu homogeneizado foi dividido em duas porções, adicionando-se em uma destas 0,4 % de metabissulfito de sódio, 0,4 % de sorbato de potássio e 0,01 % de ácido cítrico, e outra foi mantida sem conservantes (controle. Os leites sem e com conservantes foram envasados em garrafas de vidro e pasteurizados em banho-maria à temperatura de 90ºC por 30 minutos, resfriados à temperatura ambiente e mantidos sob refrigeração a 5ºC, durante 60 dias. As formulações foram caracterizadas físico-quimicamente quanto ao pH, sólidos solúveis (oBrix, acidez, açúcares totais e redutores, umidade, cinzas, gorduras e proteínas. Durante o armazenamento, a cada 15 dias, foram realizadas análises físico-químicas (pH, acidez total titulável e atividade de água, colorimétricas e microbiológicas. Os resultados mostram que houve pouca variação nos parâmetros físico-químicos; entretanto, microbiologicamente o leite de babaçu apresentou crescimento microbiano a partir dos 30 dias, atingindo valores elevados, acima dos padrões microbiológicos estabelecidos pela legislação, após os 60 dias de armazenamento.

  9. Desenvolvimento e projeto de colhedora de babaçu (Orbignya phalerata Mart. para agricultura familiar nas regiões de matas de transição da Amazônia Design and development of babaçu (Orbignya phalerata Mart. harvest for small farms in areas of forests transition of the Amazon

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    Daniel Albiero

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O babaçu (Orbignya phalerata é uma típica palmeira das matas de transição dos ecossistemas Amazônia/Cerrado e Amazônia/Caatinga, sendo de grande importância econômica, social e ambiental nestas regiões. Os produtos advindos dos babaçuais possibilitam renda para uma das camadas mais pobres da região amazônica e um dos entraves para a obtenção eficiente destes produtos é a colheita dos cocos de babaçu, que atualmente se faz no sistema extrativista. O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar o desenvolvimento e projeto de uma colhedora de babaçu adaptável ao ambiente de trabalho da agricultura familiar e as características das matas de transição amazônicas. Para tal foram realizados estudos de literatura que nortearam as decisões e simplificações de projeto, assim como foram realizados os cálculos e desenhos da nova colhedora. O projeto foi realizado através de ferramentas de engenharia que apresentaram como resultados o memorial de cálculo que descreve o caminho técnico para o dimensionamento dos elementos constituintes da colhedora e a partir destes os desenhos detalhados dos elementos da nova máquina. Pelos desenhos detalhados suas considerações e decisões concluí-se que a colhedora de babaçu apresenta-se passível de ser construída com materiais nacionais de baixo custo, além de fácil operação, manutenção e com mínimo efeito sobre os babaçuais naturais.The babaçu (Orbignya phalerata is a typical palm of transition forests of Amazon/Savana and Amazon/Caatinga econsystems; it is very important economically, socially and environmentally in this region. Products derived from babaçu provide income for the poor of these regions. One of the problems for obtaining this product efficiently is the extractivist system of harvesting. The objective of this work is to set up a self-propelling project of babaçu harvesting, for family farmers of the Amazonian transition forest region, which would not interfere in

  10. Caracterización mineralógica de tobas zeolitizadas del yacimiento Caimanes para su beneficio por molienda diferencial

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    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Se caracterizaron mineralógicamente las tobas zeolitizadas del yacimiento Caimanes de la región de Moa, con vistas a beneficiar y concentrar las fases zeolíticas mediante la molienda diferencial. Se emplearon técnicas de difracción de rayos X, análisis químico, análisis térmicos, microscopía óptica y microscopía electrónica de barrido para determinar, en la muestra inicial, la composición mineralógica cualitativa y cuantificar las fases presentes, establecer la textura, el grado de intercrecimiento y el tamaño de los granos. El software AUTOQUAN permitió determinar cuantitativamente las fases minerales en las diferentes clases granulométricas. Mediante la molienda diferencial se logró un concentrado del 95 % de zeolitas y contenido de clinoptilolita del 72 % en las fracciones menores de 0,074 mm al emplear molienda en seco durante 5 minutos y clasificación granulométrica por vía húmeda.

  11. Prospective, randomized, and controlled trial on ketamine infusion during bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic or endoscopic thyroidectomy: Effects on postoperative pain and recovery profiles

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    Kim, Dong-Ho; Choi, June Young; Kim, Byoung-Gook; Hwang, Jin-Young; Park, Seong-Joo; Oh, Ah-Young; Jeon, Young-Tae; Ryu, Jung-Hee

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    Abstract Background: Robotic or endoscopic thyroidectomy using bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) is frequently performed for excellent cosmesis. However, postoperative pain is remained as concerns due to the extent tissue dissection and tension during the operation. Ketamine is a noncompetitive N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist that reduces acute postoperative pain. We evaluated the effects of intraoperative ketamine infusion on postoperative pain control and recovery profiles following BABA robotic or endoscopic thyroidectomy. Methods: Fifty-eight adult patients scheduled for BABA robotic or endoscopic thyroidectomy were randomized into a control group (n = 29) and ketamine group (n = 29). Following induction of anesthesia, patients in each group were infused with the same volume of saline or ketamine solution (1 mg/kg bolus, 60 μg/kg/h continuous infusion). Total intravenous anesthesia with propofol and remifentanil was used to induce and maintain anesthesia. Pain scores (101-point numerical rating scale, 0 = no pain, 100 = the worst imaginable pain), the consumption of rescue analgesics, and other postoperative adverse effects were assessed at 1, 6, 24, and 48 hours postoperatively. Results: Patients in the ketamine group reported lower pain scores than those in the control group at 6 hours (30 [30] vs 50 [30]; P = 0.017), 24 hours (20 [10] vs 30 [20]; P robotic or endoscopic thyroidectomy, with no increase in adverse events. PMID:27930531

  12. DQ-DRENAR with back-to-back (BABA) excitation: Measuring homonuclear dipole-dipole interactions in multiple spin-1/2 systems.

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    Ren, Jinjun; Eckert, Hellmut

    2015-10-01

    A new pulse sequence entitled DQ-DRENAR, (Double-Quantum based Dipolar Recoupling Effects Nuclear Alignment Reduction) was recently described for the quantitative measurement of magnetic dipole-dipole interactions in homonuclear spin-1/2 systems involving multiple nuclei. The double quantum coherences were created via a windowless symmetry-based pulse sequence (POST-C7). The present contribution evaluates the performance of the "Back-to-Back" excitation pulse scheme BABA-xy16 in such DRENAR experiments. Using SIMPSON simulations, special attention is given to finite pulse length effects, dipolar truncation, and chemical shift anisotropy interference. Experimental results on model compounds demonstrate good stability up to long mixing times (>10 ms) as well as high accuracy. As its dipolar coupling efficiency is relatively high (the dipolar coupling scaling factor is 4.24 times as high as that of POST-C7), DQ-DRENAR-BABA-xy16 is most appropriate for the measurement of relatively weak dipolar coupling strengths (<400 Hz). Different from POST-C7, for which the spinning rate is limited to 1/7 of the nutation frequency, DQ-DRENAR-BABA-xy16 experiments can take full advantage of ultrafast MAS experiments.

  13. Teste de aceitação e composição centesimal de carne de jacaré-do-papo-amarelo (Caiman latirostris em conserva Acceptance test and percent composition of broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris canned meat

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    Isabela Ciarlini de Azevedo

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo, neste trabalho, foi avaliarem-se três formulações de carne de jacaré-do-papo-amarelo (Caiman latirostris em conserva: em óleo comestível, em salmoura com cebola e em salmoura temperada. Após o abate, foram separados cortes (seis pares de membros, uma cauda, duas costelas e dois lombos para a fabricação das conservas. Antes do processamento industrial, realizou-se a análise de ácidos graxos da carne in natura através de cromatografia gasosa. Após o processo de enlatamento, procedeu-se o teste de esterilidade comercial para alimentos de baixa acidez para as conservas elaboradas, para então avaliar a aceitação sensorial das três formulações, utilizando escala hedônica estruturada de nove pontos. Foram avaliadas a aparência e a impressão global. Foram analisados também o teor de cloreto de sódio, o pH e a composição centesimal (umidade, resíduo mineral fixo, proteínas e lipídeos das conservas. Os ácidos graxos saturados, monoinsaturados e poliinsaturados corresponderam, respectivamente, a 28,5; 42,5 e 29,0% do total de ácidos graxos da carne in natura. As conservas, com ausência de vazamento ou estufamento no teste de esterilidade, foram liberadas para análise sensorial. Em relação à aparência, observou-se que as três amostras diferiram significativamente entre si, sendo a conserva em cebola a menos aceita, seguida da conserva temperada e em óleo, que foi a mais aceita. Em relação à impressão global, a conserva em óleo também foi a mais aceita. O teor de cloreto de sódio variou de 0,5 a 1,2%, sendo mais elevado nas conservas em salmoura. A carne de jacaré-do-papo-amarelo em conserva apresentou um pH médio de 5,0, umidade de 76,0%, resíduo mineral fixo de 1,3%, concentração de proteínas de 12,4% e teor de lipídeos totais de 5,5%. A conserva em óleo apresentou um teor de lipídeos mais elevado (12,8%. De acordo com os resultados, pode-se concluir que a comercialização de carne de

  14. Low total mercury in Caiman yacare (Alligatoridae) as compared to carnivorous, and non-carnivorous fish consumed by Amazonian indigenous communities.

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    Rivera, S J; Pacheco, L F; Achá, D; Molina, C I; Miranda-Chumacero, G

    2016-11-01

    Mercury contamination in the River Beni basin is an important health risk factor, primarily for indigenous communities that live along the river. Among them are the Tacana, living in their original territory with sustainable use of their natural resources, consuming fish, Caiman yacare, and other riverine resources as their main source of protein. To assess mercury exposure to Tacana people, total mercury (THg) was evaluated in the muscle of seven commercial fish, and Caiman yacare (yacare caiman) during 2007 and 2008. THg was extracted by acid digestion and concentrations were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry. Mean mercury concentrations in C. yacare was 0.21 ± 0.22 μg g(-1)Hg w.w. (wet weight), which is lower than expected given its high trophic level, and its long life-span. It is possible that mercury in C. yacare is accumulated in other organs, not included in this study; but it is also possible that physiological mechanisms are involved that help caimans get rid of ingested mercury, or simply that C. yacare's diverse diet reduces THg accumulation. Carnivorous fishes (Pygocentrus nattereri, Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum, Zungaro zungaro, Plagioscion squamosissimus, and Leiarius marmoratus) had the highest total mercury concentrations, ranging from 0.35 to 1.27 μg g(-1)Hg w.w. moreover, most were above the limit recommended by WHO (0.5 μg g(-1)Hg w.w.); except for Leiarius marmuratus, which presented a mean of 0.353 ± 0.322 μg g(-1)Hg w.w. The two non-carnivorous fish species (Prochilodus nigricans, and Piaractus brachypomus) present mean concentrations of 0.099 ± 0.027, and 0.041 ± 0.019 μg g(-1)Hg w.w., respectively. Finally, recommendations on the consumption habits of Tacana communities are discussed.

  15. Helicobacter pylori vacA i region polymorphism but not babA2 status associated to gastric cancer risk in northwestern Iran.

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    Mottaghi, Batool; Safaralizadeh, Reza; Bonyadi, Morteza; Latifi-Navid, Saeid; Somi, Mohammad Hossein

    2016-02-01

    Helicobacter pylori-specific genotypes have been strongly associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer (GC). The aim of the present work was to study the associations of H. pylori virulence factors, vacA i region polymorphisms and babA2 status with GC risk in Azerbaijan patients. The DNA extracted from gastric biopsy specimens was used to access the babA2 and vacA genotypes. Overall, babA2 was present in 85.39 % (76/89) of H. pylori strains: 19 out of 24 (79.16 %) strains from GC, 16 out of 17 (94.14 %) strains from peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and 41 out of 48 (85.14 %) strains from chronic gastritis. No significant association was found between babA2 genotype and clinical outcomes (P > 0.05). i1 vacA polymorphism was detected in 46/89 (51.68 %) strains: in 21/24 (87.5 %), 6/17 (35.29 %) and 19/48 (39.58 %) patients with GC, PUD and chronic gastritis, respectively. i2 allele was detected in 43 (48.31 %) out of all 89 strains examined: 3 (14.28 %) of 24 strains from GC, 11 (64.71 %) of 17 from PUD, and 29 (60.42 %) of 48 strains from chronic gastritis. In this study, multiple linear regression analysis confirmed the strong association of i1 allele with GC (partial regression correlation 0.455 ± 0.101; P = 0). Results of multiple logistic regression analysis showed that vacA i1 genotype was significantly associated with GC compared with a control group (gastritis) (odds ratio 13.142, 95 % CI 3.116-55.430; P = 0). Findings from the measurement of H. pylori babA2 and vacA genotypes indicate a strong correlation between the vacA i1 allele and GC risk in the Azerbaijan area of Iran.

  16. Eflatun çiçekli ballıbaba (lamium purpureum polifenol oksidaz enziminin karakterizasyonu ve inhibisyonu

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    Elif Cerrahoğlu

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Bu çalışmada, Lamium purpureum (eflatun çiçekli ballıbaba bitkisinden elde edilen polifenol oksidaz (PPO enziminin kinetik özellikleri incelenmiştir. Karakterizasyon çalışmalarında substrat olarak 4-metil katekol kullanılmıştır. 4-metil katekol için Michaelis-Menten sabiti (KM ve maksimum reaksiyon hızı (Vmax hesaplanmıştır. Enziminin optimum pH değeri 7,5, optimum sıcaklık değerleri ise 10 °C bulunmuştur. Vmax ve KM değerleri ise sırasıyla 2,9977 mM ve 0,0087 EU/dak olarak hesaplanmıştır. PPO enzimi için sodyum azid, tiyoüre, L-Sistein, askorbik asit, sitrik asit, benzoik asit, 2-merkaptoetanol ile inhibisyon çalışması yapılmış, her bir inhibitör için I50 değeri hesaplanmıştır.

  17. Association Between Helicobacter pylori cagA, babA2 Virulence Factors and Gastric Mucosal Interleukin-33 mRNA Expression and Clinical Outcomes in Dyspeptic Patients.

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    Shahi, Heshmat; Reiisi, Somayeh; Bahreini, Rasol; Bagheri, Nader; Salimzadeh, Loghman; Shirzad, Hedayatollah

    2015-01-01

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection has been reported in more than half of the world human population. It is associated with gastric inflammation and noticeable infiltration of the immune cells to the stomach mucosa by several cytokines secretion. IL-1β, IL-18 have been shown to contribute to H. pylori induced gastritis, but the details of inflammation and association of virulence factors remain unclear. IL-1 cytokine family has a new additional cytokine, Interleukin-33 (IL-33), which is contemplated to have an important role for host defense against microorganisms. H. pylori virulence factors important in gastritis risk are the cag pathogenicity island (cag-PAI) and babA. This study evaluated IL-33 mucosal mRNA expression levels in infected and uninfected patients and its relationship with bacterial virulence factors cagA, babA2 and type of gastritis. Total RNA was extracted from gastric biopsies of 79 H. pylori-infected patients and 51 H. pylori-negative patients. Mucosal IL-33 mRNA expression levels in gastric biopsies were assessed using real-time PCR. Existence of virulence factors were detected by PCR. IL-33 mRNA expression was significantly higher in biopsies of H. pylori-infected patients compared to H. pylori-uninfected patients (P<0.0001). Also there was a direct relationship between virulence factor bab-A2 and enhancement in IL-33 mRNA expression. Furthermore, IL-33 mRNA expression level was significantly lower in chronic gastritis patients compared with patients with active gastritis (P<0.001). IL-33 may play a crucial role in the inflammatory response and induction of the chronic gastritis and severity of inflammatory changes in the gastric mucosa.

  18. Consumo e digestibilidade de dietas contendo níveis de farelo do mesocarpo de babaçu para ovinos

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    Objetivou-se avaliar o consumo, a digestibilidade aparente de nutrientes e o balanço de nitrogênio de dietas contendo farelo de mesocarpo de babaçu (FMB) em substituição à silagem de capim elefante (0; 21; 38; 62 e 78%). Utilizaram-se 20 ovinos alojados em gaiolas metabólicas individuais e distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. Foram coletados e registrados o consumo de alimentos e excreções de fezes e urina. Os consumos de matéria seca, matéria orgânica,...

  19. Geochemistry of rare earth elements in the Baba Ali magnetite skarn deposit, western Iran – a key to determine conditions of mineralisation

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    Zamanian Hassan

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The Baba Ali skarn deposit, situated 39 km to the northwest of Hamadan (Iran, is the result of a syenitic pluton that intruded and metamorphosed the diorite host rock. Rare earth element (REE values in the quartz syenite and diorite range between 35.4 and 560 ppm. Although the distribution pattern of REEs is more and less flat and smooth, light REEs (LREEs in general show higher concentrations than heavy REEs (HREEs in different lithounits. The skarn zone reveals the highest REE-enriched pattern, while the ore zone shows the maximum depletion pattern. A comparison of the concentration variations of LREEs (La–Nd, middle REEs (MREEs; Sm–Ho and HREEs (Er–Lu of the ore zone samples to the other zones elucidates two important points for the distribution of REEs: 1 the distribution patterns of LREEs and MREEs show a distinct depletion in the ore zone while representing a great enrichment in the skarn facies neighbouring the ore body border and decreasing towards the altered diorite host rock; 2 HREEs show the same pattern, but in the exoskarn do not reveal any distinct increase as observed for LREEs and MREEs. The ratio of La/Y in the Baba Ali skarn ranges from 0.37 to 2.89. The ore zone has the highest La/Y ratio. In this regard the skarn zones exhibit two distinctive portions: 1 one that has La/Y >1 beingadjacent to the ore body and; 2 another one with La/Y < 1 neighbouring altered diorite. Accordingly, the Baba Ali profile, from the quartz syenite to the middle part of the exoskarn, demonstrates chiefly alkaline conditions of formation, with a gradual change to acidic towards the altered diorite host rocks. Utilising three parameters, Ce/Ce*, Eu/Eu* and (Pr/Ybn, in different minerals implies that the hydrothermal fluids responsible for epidote and garnet were mostly of magmatic origin and for magnetite, actinolite and phlogopite these were of magmatic origin with low REE concentration or meteoric water involved.

  20. Ritual practices and detachment from the world: an ethnographic exploration of the ways in which Sai Baba groups control the mind

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    Rodolfo Puglisi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article begins by examining the concept Sai Baba groups have on the mind, and then argue that their ritual performances are “technologies of the self”, in Foucauldian terms, designed to quiet the mind and gain subjective attitude consisting “let things happen”. Subsequently, we explained that devotees strive to apply this attitude a everyday life give that “mundane” is considered an illusory product of the mind that distracts from the spiritual path. At this point try the classic Weberian theme of “attitude to the world” and how it manifests between Sai groups, especially in regard to the detachment and asceticism. Finally, we conclude that the ritual performances and detachment from worldly are the facets sacred and profane, respectively, of an overall strategy to “kill” the mind set on playing for the Sai devotees.

  1. La meditación en la Luz Sai Baba como performance ritual: acceso corpóreo-experimental a dios

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    Rodolfo Puglisi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve e analisa uma prática característica de grupos argentina devotos de Sai Baba, também conhecida como Meditação na Luz. Caracterizamos-a como uma performance ritual onde, também, encontramos representações simbólicas em torno á corporalidade que chamamos geografia corporal. Examinamos como se constrói a eficácia ritual em dita pratica, e se argumenta que esta performance é eficaz porque contribui para modificar a pessoa á lograr seu objetivo espiritual fundamental (a fusão com Deus. Neste ponto, contrastamos este tipo de meditação com as clássicas meditações metafísicas cartesianas. Finalmente, destaca se a relevância da inclusão da dimensão corporal performática na analise dos fenômenos religiosos.This article describes and analyzes a typical practice of Argentine devout groups of Sai Baba, known as Meditation on the Light. We characterize that as a ritual performance in which we find symbolic representations around the corporality, we call it corporal geography. We examine how the ritual efficacy is formed in this practice and argue that this performance is effective because contribute in the person modification to the success of this priority spiritual objective, (the fusion with God, at this point we contrast this kind of meditation with the classics Cartesians Metaphysics Meditations. Finally we bring into relief the inclusion of the corporal-Performatic dimension in the analysis of the religious phenomenon.

  2. Efficient theory of dipolar recoupling in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance of rotating solids using Floquet-Magnus expansion: application on BABA and C7 radiofrequency pulse sequences.

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    Mananga, Eugene S; Reid, Alicia E; Charpentier, Thibault

    2012-02-01

    This article describes the use of an alternative expansion scheme called Floquet-Magnus expansion (FME) to study the dynamics of spin system in solid-state NMR. The main tool used to describe the effect of time-dependent interactions in NMR is the average Hamiltonian theory (AHT). However, some NMR experiments, such as sample rotation and pulse crafting, seem to be more conveniently described using the Floquet theory (FT). Here, we present the first report highlighting the basics of the Floquet-Magnus expansion (FME) scheme and hint at its application on recoupling sequences that excite more efficiently double-quantum coherences, namely BABA and C7 radiofrequency pulse sequences. The use of Λ(n)(t) functions available only in the FME scheme, allows the comparison of the efficiency of BABA and C7 sequences.

  3. Coeficiente de digestibilidade aparente de cinco fontes energéticas para o jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare, Daudin, 1802 Apparent digestibility coefficients of five energetic food sources for the "jacaré-do-pantanal" (Caiman yacare, Daudin, 1802

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    Fernando Rodrigues Maciel

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um ensaio de digestibilidade nas instalações da Cooperativa de Criadores de Jacaré-do-pantanal, na cidade de Cáceres-MT, com o objetivo de avaliar o valor nutricional de cinco alimentos para o jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com 5 tratamentos e 3 repetições, sendo a unidade experimental formada por 3 jacarés, com peso total médio de 3940 ± 240 g, temperatura ambiente média de 30,5 ± 5,0ºC e temperatura média da água de 27,8 ± 1,0ºC. A quantidade de alimento fornecida por repetição a cada dois dias foi padronizada em 20 g de matéria seca por unidade de peso metabólico (kg0,75. As médias dos coeficientes de digestibilidade aparente foram comparadas pelo teste de Tukey. O coeficiente de digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca foi de 80,78; 68,08; 69,91; 30,12 e 58,95; e o coeficiente de digestibilidade aparente da energia bruta de 82,59; 60,58; 61,66; 25,17 e 48,57, para a glicose, dextrina, amido de milho, milho triturado e pectina, respectivamente. A glicose apresentou o maior CDAEB e o milho, o menor.A metabolism trial was carried out at the facilities of the Cooperative of growers of the "Jacaré do Pantanal" , in Cáceres - MT, with the objective of evaluating the nutritional value of five energetic feedstuffs for the "jacaré-do-pantanal" (Caiman yacare. A completely randomized design with five treatments and three replicates was utilized, the experimental unit being constituted of three caimans, with a total mean weight of 3940 ± 240 g, average environmental temperature of 30.5 ± 5.0ºC and average temperature of the water of 27.8 ± 1.0ºC. The amount of feed furnished per replicate every two days was standardized in 20 g of dry matter per unit of metabolic weight (kg0.75. The means of the coefficients of apparent digestibility were compared through Tukey’s test (P<0,05. The coefficient of apparent digestibility of dry matter was of 80.78; 68

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

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    de Oliveira, Adriana Idalina Torcato; Mahmoud, Talal Suleiman; do Nascimento, Guilherme Nobre L; da Silva, Juliana Fonseca Moreira; Pimenta, Raphael Sanzio; de Morais, Paula Benevides

    2016-01-01

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

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

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    Adriana Idalina Torcato de Oliveira

    2016-01-01

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

  6. BabA dependent binding of Helicobacter pylori to human gastric mucins cause aggregation that inhibits proliferation and is regulated via ArsS

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    Skoog, Emma C.; Padra, Médea; Åberg, Anna; Gideonsson, Pär; Obi, Ikenna; Quintana-Hayashi, Macarena P.; Arnqvist, Anna; Lindén, Sara K.

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    Mucins in the gastric mucus layer carry a range of glycan structures, which vary between individuals, can have antimicrobial effect or act as ligands for Helicobacter pylori. Mucins from various individuals and disease states modulate H. pylori proliferation and adhesin gene expression differently. Here we investigate the relationship between adhesin mediated binding, aggregation, proliferation and adhesin gene expression using human gastric mucins and synthetic adhesin ligand conjugates. By combining measurements of optical density, bacterial metabolic activity and live/dead stains, we could distinguish bacterial aggregation from viability changes, enabling elucidation of mechanisms behind the anti-prolific effects that mucins can have. Binding of H. pylori to Leb-glycoconjugates inhibited the proliferation of the bacteria in a BabA dependent manner, similarly to the effect of mucins carrying Leb. Furthermore, deletion of arsS lead to a decrease in binding to Leb-glycoconjugates and Leb-decorated mucins, accompanied by decreased aggregation and absence of anti-prolific effect of mucins and Leb-glycoconjugates. Inhibition of proliferation caused by adhesin dependent binding to mucins, and the subsequent aggregation suggests a new role of mucins in the host defense against H. pylori. This aggregating trait of mucins may be useful to incorporate into the design of adhesin inhibitors and other disease intervention molecules. PMID:28106125

  7. BabA dependent binding of Helicobacter pylori to human gastric mucins cause aggregation that inhibits proliferation and is regulated via ArsS.

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    Skoog, Emma C; Padra, Médea; Åberg, Anna; Gideonsson, Pär; Obi, Ikenna; Quintana-Hayashi, Macarena P; Arnqvist, Anna; Lindén, Sara K

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    Mucins in the gastric mucus layer carry a range of glycan structures, which vary between individuals, can have antimicrobial effect or act as ligands for Helicobacter pylori. Mucins from various individuals and disease states modulate H. pylori proliferation and adhesin gene expression differently. Here we investigate the relationship between adhesin mediated binding, aggregation, proliferation and adhesin gene expression using human gastric mucins and synthetic adhesin ligand conjugates. By combining measurements of optical density, bacterial metabolic activity and live/dead stains, we could distinguish bacterial aggregation from viability changes, enabling elucidation of mechanisms behind the anti-prolific effects that mucins can have. Binding of H. pylori to Le(b)-glycoconjugates inhibited the proliferation of the bacteria in a BabA dependent manner, similarly to the effect of mucins carrying Le(b). Furthermore, deletion of arsS lead to a decrease in binding to Le(b)-glycoconjugates and Le(b)-decorated mucins, accompanied by decreased aggregation and absence of anti-prolific effect of mucins and Le(b)-glycoconjugates. Inhibition of proliferation caused by adhesin dependent binding to mucins, and the subsequent aggregation suggests a new role of mucins in the host defense against H. pylori. This aggregating trait of mucins may be useful to incorporate into the design of adhesin inhibitors and other disease intervention molecules.

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

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

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

  9. Avaliação físico química da carne de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare Daudin 1802 de idades diferentes Physichist chymistry evaluation of swampland alligator meat (Caiman yacare Daudin 1802 of different ages

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a composição química e física da carne de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare Daudin 1802, de idades diferentes, foram coletadas amostras de dois cortes de 10 jacarés-do-pantanal, sendo: 05 animais 14 meses e 05 animais com 26 meses, criados em cativeiro. Os cortes utilizados foram filé da cauda e filé do dorso. Foram determinados na composição química: umidade, proteína, extrato etéreo e cinzas; e na composição física: perda de peso por cozimento (PPC e força de cisalhamento (FC. Houve interação (PWith the objective of evaluating the chemical and physical composition of swampland alligator meat (Caiman yacare Daudin 1802, of different ages, samples of two courts of 10 swampland alligator were collected, being: 05 animals 14 months and 05 animals with 26 months, servants in captivity. The used courts were of tail and neck. They were certain in the chemical composition: moisture, protein, ethereal extract and ashes; and in the physical composition: weight loss for cooking (WLC and break force (BF. There was interaction (P<0.05 for moisture and for break force (BF. The animals with 14 months presented average of higher moisture (76.75% in the tail that the animals with 26 months (74.48%. The averages of ethereal extract varied of: 0.40% to 0.54% among the courts for the animals of 14 months and of 0.51% to 0.84% for the animals of 26 months. The found protein values were: 23.57% in the tail and 24.37% in the neck in the animals of 14 months; and of 24.26% in the tail and 23.74% in the neck for the animals of 26 months. The medium value of WLC, in the animals with 14 months was larger (40.02%, that in the animals of 26 months (33.82%. The animals abated with age of 14 months presented softer meat and values of ethereal extract smaller the animals abated with 26 months, demonstrating for these parameters a better physical and chemical quality.

  10. Desempenho e digestibilidade de nutrientes em ovinos alimentados com rações contendo farelo de babaçu Performance and nutrient digestibility on lambs fed diets containing different levels of babassu meal

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o desempenho, o consumo voluntário e a digestibilidade dos nutrientes, foram utilizados 24 ovinos sem raça definida (SRD, machos não-castrados, com peso inicial de 20 ± 3,25 kg e 4,6 ± 0,8 meses de idade. Os animais foram mantidos em confinamento e alimentados com dietas com farelo de babaçu (0, 10, 20 e 30% em substituição ao feno de capim-colonião. As dietas, isoprotéicas e isoenergéticas, foram fornecidas em forma de ração completa. Utilizou-se um delineamento em blocos casualizados, com quatro tratamentos e seis repetições. O consumo de matéria seca foi influenciado pela inclusão do farelo de babaçu na dieta e apresentou redução de 302 g/dia a cada 10% de participação de farelo de babaçu. A ingestão dos nutrientes e o desempenho foram restringidos pela diminuição do consumo de matéria seca. A inclusão do farelo de babaçu reduziu linearmente o ganho de peso dos animais. A digestibilidade dos nutrientes foi influenciada pelos níveis de farelo de babaçu, mas esse aumento está associado às reduções na ingestão de matéria seca. O farelo de babaçu, ao ser utilizado como alternativa de alimento para cordeiros em crescimento, compromete o consumo de alimentos e o ganho de peso dos animais.With the objective to evaluate the performance, voluntary intake and nutrient digestibilities, 24 NDB (no defined breed, non castrated male lambs with 20 ± 3.25 BW initial and 4.6 ± 0.8 months old were used. Animals were kept in feedlot and fed diets with babassu meal (0, 10, 20 and 30% in substitution to Panicum maximum Jack hay. The diets, isoprotein and isonitrogenous, were fed in a complete mix ration. A completely blocks randomized design, with four treatments and six replicates was used. The dry matter intake was influenced by the inclusion of babassu meal in the diet and presented a reduction of 302 g/day for each 10% of babassu meal inclusion. Nutrient intake and performance were limited by

  11. Hambúrgueres de aparas de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare submetidos a diferentes técnicas de defumação

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    V.R.T. Fernandes

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    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se hambúrgueres de aparas de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare quanto à composição centesimal, cor e análise sensorial. O delineamento foi inteiramente ao acaso, em três tratamentos: T1= sem defumação; T2= defumação a quente e T3= defumação líquida, e nove repetições. As aparas foram moídas e condimentadas para o hambúrguer. Os hambúrgueres para defumação a quente foram colocados no defumador 60 min a 60ºC com gerador de fumaça por fricção. Foi pulverizada fumaça líquida, sobre os produtos (T3, e estes foram colocados em desidratador por 60 min a 60ºC. Houve diferença significativa quanto à composição centesimal entre os hambúrgueres defumados, T2 = 43,1% e T3 = 60,9%, e verificou-se menor teor de umidade em relação aos sem defumação, 73,3%. A proteína, 39,9%, e as cinzas, 6,1%, foram mais altas nos defumados a quente. Os hambúrgueres defumados a quente apresentaram menor luminosidade, 42,05, e maiores valores do croma a*, 14,65, e b*, 28,57, em relação aos demais tratamentos. As variáveis sensoriais foram significativas para sabor, textura e aceitação geral. Os produtos defumados a quente apresentaram a pior aceitação. Concluiu-se que a defumação a quente proporciona produtos com menor teor de umidade, com pigmentação mais intensa, porém menos aceitos pelos provadores.

  12. Sequência de ossificação do sincrânio e hioide em embriões de Caiman yacare (Crocodylia, Alligatoridae

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    Fabiano C. Lima

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    Full Text Available O crânio representa uma estrutura única e complexa dos vertebrados, sendo foco relevante objeto de estudos morfológicos e sistemáticos. Embora os crocodilianos constituam um importante grupo representante dos Archosauria, nossos conhecimentos acerca de seu desenvolvimento e homologias ainda são escassos. Aqui descrevemos uma sequência detalhada de ossificação dos ossos do crânio de Caiman yacare (Daudin, 1802, objetivando contribuir com informações de foco anatômico. Coletaram-se ao acaso embriões em intervalos regulares durante todo o período de incubação, sendo estes posteriormente submetidos a protocolo de diafanização e coloração de ossos. O padrão de ossificação em C. yacare segue parâmetros gerais em répteis e outros tetrápodes. Os primeiros centros de ossificação correspondem aos ossos dérmicos, envolvidos com funções primárias como a alimentação e respiração (e.g. maxila, dentário, esplenial, angular, pterigoide, ectopterigoide e jugal, incluindo ainda os dentes. Os ossos da porção dorsal do neurocrânio se ossificam posteriormente, evidenciando uma fontanela cranial que permanece até o momento da eclosão. Os ossos parietal, frontal e opstótico possuem mais de um centro de ossificação que se fundem durante a ontogenia. O centro de ossificação do parisfenoide está ausente, e apenas um centro de ossificação está presente para o basisfenoide. A porção posterior do crânio é formada por centros de substituição do condrocrânio que se ossificam em estágios posteriores.

  13. Descrição morfológica do sistema respiratório e do coração do jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare, DAUDIN, 1802) proveniente de zoocriatório

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    Com este estudo objetivou-se descrever os aspectos anatômicos e histológicos do sistema respiratório e do coração do jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare), proveniente de zoocriadouro. Para tanto, estudou-se13exemplares da espécie, os quais foram perfundidos e conservados em solução de formaldeído a 10% e submetidos às técnicas anatômicas específicas. O sistema respiratório e o coração foram separados e amostras colhidas e submetidas a procedimentos histológicos específicos. Macroscopicamente a ...

  14. 慢性胃炎和消化性溃疡中幽门螺杆菌babA2和cagA及vacA基因型分析%Analysis of babA2,cagA and vacA genotypes of Helicobacter pylori in chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer

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    茅海燕; 方平楚; 叶少菁; 尤建飞; 朱永良; 俞建国

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    目的:研究慢性胃炎和消化性溃疡中幽门螺杆菌(Hp)babA2、cagA、vacA基因型的分布,探讨Hp babA2、cagA、vacA基因型与慢性胃炎和消化性溃疡的关系.方法:用聚合酶链反应测定58株从浙江省慢性胃炎和消化性溃疡患者中分离的Hp babA2基因、cagA基因和vacA基因亚型.结果:58株Hp中babA2、cagA、vacA s1a、vacA m1、vacA m2基因的阳性率分别为87.9%、100%、93.1%、1.7%、65.5%.慢性胃炎和消化性溃疡患者感染的Hp babA2、vacA s1a、vacA m2基因阳性率差异无显著性(P>0.05).结论:从浙江地区慢性胃炎和消化性溃疡患者中分离的Hp babA2、cagA、vacA基因型均以babA2阳性、cagA阳性和vacA s1a/m2型为主,未发现Hp babA2、cagA和vacA基因型与慢性胃炎和消化性溃疡的关系.

  15. Rusçuklu Zarîfî Ömer Baba ve Manzum-Mensur Tasavvuf Terimleri Lügatçesi: Istılahât-ı Meşâyıh Zarîfî Omar Baba From Ruscuk and His Glossary Of Verse-Prose Sufi Terminology: Istilahât-i Mashayikh

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    Full Text Available There is not enough information about Zarîfî Omar Baba in the sources we have studied. According to the available sources Zarîfî Omar Baba, who was from Ruscuk village within the borders of Bulgaria today, participated in Sa’diyye Sect and he ascended to the position of sheikh in this sect. Zarîfî has two works which are mentioned in the biograhical antologies. These are Pend-name and Divan. Yet, in the catalogue searches we have done 7 more works, which are denoted to belong to him, have been identified. These works are: Tasavvuf-nâme, İsm-i A’zam, Kitâb-ı İ'tikâd, Hikâye-yi Kan Kalesi, Beyân-ı Ser-encâm, Kısasu’l-Enbiyâ and Istılahât-ı Mashayikh. As far as we could study, Zarîfî’s works have religion-sufism and moral contents. His work, Istılahât-ı Mashayikh, which has not been mentioned in the sources, is a kind of dictionary of sufism terms. In this work, which starts with 23 verses narrating some religion and sufism themes, 70 sufism terms are explained in all. It is possible to group these terms into two as names and positions. In this work, names and their characteristics are written in prose while positions are written in verse. Firstly in verse, the author explains the name which identifies the qualities and characterisitcs of human being in his own sufistic point. Then in prose, he explains the positions the one, who has the characteristics of this name, will get to. In this article Zarîfî’s life, his literary personality and works; language, style and contents of Istılahât-ı Mashayikh have been examined. Besides, some terms in this work have been compared to other sufism dictionaries in order to clarify that meanings ascribed to the same terms show difference according to sects, tariqah and perhaps according to time and place. Finally, the text of Istılahât-ı Mashayikh has been translated into contemporary letters in accordance with its two copies by critical edition method.

  16. Efecto potencial del cambio climático en la proporción de sexos del caimán en Costa Rica

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    Las especies que exhiben determinación sexual ambiental son vulnerables a los cambios continuos en las condiciones ambientales. Para evaluar cómo las poblaciones silvestres de cocodrilos podrían verse afectadas por las condiciones ambientales y el cambio climático, se consideró las relaciones entre las variables climáticas y la proporción de sexos en una población -natural de caimanes, Caiman crocodilus, en el Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro, en el norte de Costa Rica. Se observ...

  17. A review of the nutritional content and technological parameters of indigenous sources of meat in South America.

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    Meat yields, proximate compositions, fatty acids compositions and technological parameters are reviewed for species which might be further developed as indigenous sources of meat in South America. These include the alpaca (Lama pacos), capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), guanaco (Lama guanicoe), llama (Lama glama), nutria (Myocastor coypus), collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu), greater rhea (Rhea americana), lesser rhea (Rhea pennata), yacare (Caiman crocodilus yacare), tegu lizard (Tupinambis merianae) and green iguana (Iguana iguana).

  18. Anatomia descritiva aplicada à cinesiologia e biomecânica básica dos músculos da cintura peitoral, estilopódio e zeugopódio do jacaré do papo amarelo Descriptive anatomy applied to the kinesiology and basic biomechanics of the pectoral girdle, stylopodium and zeugopodium muscles of broad snouted caiman

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    Objetivou-se identificar os parâmetros de origem e inserção musculares da cintura peitoral e membro torácico de Caiman latirostris, mediante abordagem anatômica, cinesiológica e biomecânica básica. Foram utilizados dois exemplares de C. latirostris, machos, medindo, em média, 1,50cm de comprimento, adultos, pertencentes ao acervo do Laboratório de Ensino e Pesquisa em Animais Silvestres, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia/MG, Brasil. Foi notada postura isométrica entremeando movimentos rotati...

  19. O babaçu (Orbignya phalerata martins como provável fator de risco de infecção humana pelo agente da cromoblastomicose no Estado do Maranhão, Brasil

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    Full Text Available Após estudo de 30pacientes portadores de cromoblastomicose, acompanhados no hospital dos servidores do Estado do Maranhão, verificou-se em 2 (6,6% lesões ná região glútea, diferindo do que geralmente se observa, pois na cromoblastomicose existe sempre história de microtraumatismo sofridos durante o trabalho na lavoura, propiciando o desenvolvimento mais freqüente das lesões nas extremidades, principalmente dos membros inferiores. Ambos pacientes, doentes há 10 anos, apresentavam lesões nodulares e verrugo-confluentes em placas coalescentes na região glútea direita. O diagnóstico etiológico foi firmado através de exame histopatológico e cultura, com isolamento de Fonsecaea pedrosoi. Na investigação epidemiológica do tipo de exposição verificou-se que os mesmos desempenhavam a profissão de quebradores de coco-babaçu, atividade relativamente comum no Estado. Parece evidente a relação entre o tipo de atividade profissional e o desenvolvimento da infecção.During a survey of 30 patients with chromoblastomycosis followed at the Hospital dos Servidores do Estado do Maranhão, the authors observed in 2 (6.6%patients with lesions on the buttock. This is an uncommon site for the initial lesions of chromoblastomycosis. There is often a history of microtraumatism during the farming job hence the more frequent development of lesions in the lower limbs. Both patients had 10 years disease, with the presence of nodules and vegetant warty lesions in coalescentplaques on the right buttock. Etiologic diagnosis made through histopatologic and culture exams, with Fonsecaea pedrosoi isolated, the epidemiological exposure of the patients, was suggested by the fact that both worked as babaçu coconut cutters a common activity in Maranhão State. The relation betweenthis kind of professional activity and the development of infection merits for the investigation.

  20. BABA诱导香蕉果实抗病性与贮藏期活性氧积累的关系%Accumulation of Reactive Oxygen Species Related to Disease Resistance Induced by BABA in Postharvest Banana (Musa AAA. cv. Brazil) Fruit

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    谭卫萍; 庞学群; 张昭其; 黄雪梅

    2014-01-01

    【目的】研究β-氨基丁酸(BABA)对采后香蕉果实抗病性的诱导作用和贮藏期果皮活性氧含量、抗病相关酶及基因表达量的变化,为探索抗病保鲜新技术提供理论依据。【方法】香蕉果实经5 g·L-1 BABA溶液低压渗透处理,或预先用3.14 mg·L-1的二苯基碘(活性氧合成酶NADPH氧化酶的专一性抑制剂,diphenylene iodonium, DPI)低压渗透,再做BABA溶液低压渗透处理。处理后0、3、6、12、24、48、72 h分别接种2×105个/mL炭疽病菌孢子于果皮上,并测定接种果实在(20±2)℃、85%-95%湿度(RH)下贮藏5-16 d的病斑直径;测定处理24 h后接种果实在(20±2)℃、RH 85%-95%下贮藏期间的超氧阴离子()含量,过氧化氢酶(CAT)、抗坏血酸过氧化物酶(APX)、β-1,3-葡聚糖酶(GUN)、苯丙氨酸解氨酶(PAL)和几丁质酶(CHI)活性及其基因表达。【结果】处理果实贮藏5 d后,经BABA处理24 h后接种炭疽病菌孢子的果实病斑直径比对照果实的明显减小,表明 BABA 处理需要适当的诱导时间才能产生效果;该 BABA 处理果实在贮藏期间的产生速率和活性氧合成酶MaNOX表达在贮藏5-12 d均明显高于对照;CAT活性和MaCAT表达量分别于贮藏5 d 和1-5 d明显高于对照;APX活性和MaAPX表达量分别在5-8 d、14 d和1-5 d明显高于对照;CHI活性和MaCHI表达量分别在5-12 d和1-5 d高于对照,GUN活性和MaGLU表达量均于8-14 d高于对照,PAL活性和MaPAL1表达量均在12-14 d高于对照;其它时间点差异不大。二苯基碘(活性氧合成酶抑制剂,DPI,3.14 mg·L-1)结合BABA(5 g·L-1)处理香蕉果实抑制了上述BABA处理的效果。【结论】活性氧参与了BABA诱导香蕉抗病性的过程,BABA处理启动了香蕉活性氧的保护机制,包括活性氧水平提高、清除酶活性协同增强和抗病相关蛋白应答等,从而增强了香

  1. Helicobacter pylori isolated from Iranian drinking water: vacA, cagA, iceA, oipA and babA2 genotype status and antimicrobial resistance properties.

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    Ranjbar, Reza; Khamesipour, Faham; Jonaidi-Jafari, Nematollah; Rahimi, Ebrahim

    2016-05-01

    Despite the clinical importance of Helicobacter pylori in human gastric disorders, its exact route of transmission is still uncertain. Based on the contentious hypothesis and findings of previous investigations, water may play an important role in the transmission of H. pylori to humans. This study was carried out to investigate the vacA, cagA, oipA, iceA and babA2 genotype status and antimicrobial resistance properties of H. pylori strains isolated from the drinking water samples of four major provinces in Iran. A total of 400 drinking water samples were cultured and tested. H. pylori-positive strains were analyzed for the presence of various genotypes and antimicrobial resistance. Twelve of 400 (3%) water samples were positive for H. pylori. Samples from Isfahan province had the highest, while those from Shiraz had the lowest prevalence of H. pylori. The seasonal distribution was also determined, with the highest prevalence of bacteria in the summer season (7.36%). H. pylori strains harbored the highest levels of resistance against ampicillin (100%), erythromycin (75%), clarithromycin (75%), and trimethoprim (58.3%). The most commonly detected genotypes were vacAs1a (83.3%), vacAm1a (66.6%), vacAs2 (50%) and cagA (50%). The presence of similar genotypes in the H. pylori strains of drinking water and those of human clinical samples suggest that contaminated water maybe the sources of bacteria. Spiramycin and furazolidone are suggested for the treatment of cases of H. pylori infection.

  2. The Lost of Identity and Reconstruction:A Post-colonialist Reading of NyonyasandBabas%《娘惹与峇峇》中华人身份的迷失与重构

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    2014-01-01

    方北方的《娘惹与峇峇》通过叙述马来西亚父、子、孙三代华人家庭从鼎盛走向衰落的过程,控诉了殖民主义文化对马来西亚华人的思想、文化所造成的严重毒害。在殖民文化影响下,以娘惹为代表的华族社会内部形成了畸形的、扭曲的殖民文化观,这种畸形殖民文化观念挤压并扭曲了华人本土文化。作为对殖民主义文化的反抗策略,小说展望通过加强华文文化教育,从而使华人摆脱殖民思想文化的牢笼。%Fang Beifang’s Nyonyas and Babas accuses the colonialism of its poisoning influence upon Malaysian Chinese thoughts and culture and criticizes the western colonialism. Under the sweeping influence of colonialism, Peranakans in Chinese society develop an internalized and twisted colonialist ideology, and the internalization of the colonialist ideology of Chinese Malaysians made Chinese culture so extruded and twisted that Chinese Malaysians completely forget their Chinese identity, becoming culturally rootless orphans suffer-ing aphasia. As a reaction against colonialism culture, the novel envisions a great revival of glorious Chinese culture and traditions by strengthening Chinese cultural education, so that the Chinese can liberate themselves from the colonial cage.

  3. Algılanan anne-baba ve öğretmen akademik katılım ölçeğinin Türkçeye uyarlanması [The adaptation of the perceived parental and teacher academic involvement scale into Turkish

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Bu çalışma Régner, Loose ve Dumas (2009 tarafından geliştirilen Algılanan Anne-Baba ve Öğretmen Akademik Katılım Ölçeğinin Türkçeye uyarlanması amacıyla gerçekleştirilmiştir. Ölçeğin geçerlik ve güvenirlik çalışması ilkokul-ortaokul (n=302 ve lise öğrencilerinden (n=393 elde edilen veriler ile her iki grup için ayrı ayrı yapılmıştır. Yapılan geçerlik ve güvenirlik analizleri, ölçeğin Türkçe formunun her iki grupta da dört faktörlü olarak kullanılabileceğini göstermiştir. Ölçeğin Cronbach Alfa iç tutarlık katsayıları ilkokul-ortaokul öğrencilerinde .83 ile .87 arasında; lise öğrencilerinde ise .79 ile .83 arasında değişmektedir. Elde edilen sonuçlar, Algılanan Anne-Baba ve Öğretmen Akademik Katılım Ölçeği’nin Türkçe formunun, algılanan anne-baba akademik izleme, algılanan anne-baba akademik destek, algılanan öğretmen akademik izleme ve algılanan öğretmen akademik destek olmak üzere dört faktörlü olarak geçerli ve güvenilir bir ölçme aracı olduğunu göstermektedir.

  4. Conhecimento e usos do babaçu (Attalea speciosa Mart. e Attalea eichleri (Drude) A. J. Hend.) entre os Mebêngôkre-Kayapó da Terra Indígena Las Casas, estado do Pará, Brasil Knowledge and use of babassu (Attalea speciosa Mart. and Attalea eichleri ​​(Drude) A.J. Hend.) among Mebengokre-kayapó from Las Casas Indigenous Land, Pará state, Brazil

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    Sol Elizabeth González-Pérez; Márlia Coelho-Ferreira; Pascale de Robert; Claudia Leonor López Garcés

    2012-01-01

    O babaçu (A. speciosa) é uma das espécies que se destacam na subsistência de diversos povos e populações tradicionais que habitam o cerrado, região que ocupa aproximadamente 24% do território brasileiro. Neste estudo, efetuado entre o povo indígena Kayapó, foi feito um levantamento sobre os usos do babaçu na aldeia Las Casas, na Terra Indígena Las Casas, a qual está localizada dentro dos municípios de Pau D´Arco, Floresta do Araguaia e Redenção, no estado do Pará. Os dados foram obtidos atrav...

  5. Anatomia descritiva aplicada à cinesiologia e biomecânica básica dos músculos da cintura peitoral, estilopódio e zeugopódio do jacaré do papo amarelo Descriptive anatomy applied to the kinesiology and basic biomechanics of the pectoral girdle, stylopodium and zeugopodium muscles of broad snouted caiman

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    Mariluce Ferreira Romão

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se identificar os parâmetros de origem e inserção musculares da cintura peitoral e membro torácico de Caiman latirostris, mediante abordagem anatômica, cinesiológica e biomecânica básica. Foram utilizados dois exemplares de C. latirostris, machos, medindo, em média, 1,50cm de comprimento, adultos, pertencentes ao acervo do Laboratório de Ensino e Pesquisa em Animais Silvestres, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia/MG, Brasil. Foi notada postura isométrica entremeando movimentos rotativos, além de grande área de secção transversa, na maioria dos músculos extensores e estabilizadores, conferindo-lhes, maior força, denotando inferências funcionais e organizacionais. Foi possível reconhecer e predefinir o comportamento da espécie investigada, relacionando duração, direção e dimensão dos níveis de ação.The parameters of muscle origin and insertion points in the pectoral girdle and forelimbs of Caiman latirostris were identified by basic anatomical, kinesiological and biomechanical approach. This identification was made with two adults males specimens of C. latirostris, on average, 1.50cm in length, belonging to the collection of the Wild Animal Research Laboratory of the Federal University of Uberlândia/MG, Brazil. In this study, isometric postures intercalated with rotary movements were found, as well as a large cross-sectional area in most of the extensor and stabilizer muscles, giving them greater strength and denoting functional and organizational inferences. Based on the findings, it was possible to recognize and predefine the behavior of the species under investigation, correlating the duration, direction and dimension of the activity levels.

  6. Banco de sementes do solo em áreas de cultivo de subsistência na Floresta Ombrófila Aberta com Babaçu (Orbygnia phalerata Mart. no Maranhão

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    Mário Luiz Ribeiro Mesquita

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    Full Text Available Os objetivos desta pesquisa foram identificar e avaliar a estrutura das comunidades e a diversidade das espécies herbáceas invasoras presentes no banco de sementes do solo, em áreas de cultivo de subsistência nos Municípios de Bacabal, Lago Verde, São Luís Gonzaga e Vitorino Freire, localizados em trechos da Floresta Ombrófila Aberta com Babaçu, no Maranhão. Em cada município foram alocadas 15 parcelas de 50 m2, de onde foram retiradas 90 amostras de solo com um gabarito de metal vazado de 25 x 16 x 3 cm e colocadas em bandejas em casa telada. Foi avaliado o número de espécies e de indivíduos, bem como os valores relativos da densidade, frequência, abundância e o valor de importância de cada espécie. Os dados foram submetidos às Análises de Variância e de Coordenadas Principais. A diversidade foi calculada por meio do Índice de Diversidade de Shannon. O banco de sementes apresentou a maior riqueza florística em Bacabal, com 50 espécies de 34 gêneros e 17 famílias, bem como o maior número de indivíduos, 11.541. A maior similaridade florística foi observada entre Lago Verde e Vitorino Freire. As espécies predominantes, baseado no valor de importância, foram: Ludwigia octovalvis (VI = 34,8% em Bacabal; Scleria lithosperma (VI = 37,0%, em Lago Verde; e Boerhavia erecta (VI = 40,4%, em São Luís Gonzaga; e (VI = 57,0%, em Vitorino Freire. A maior diversidade foi observada em Bacabal, com H’ = 2,66 nats ind-1. Os resultados podem ser aplicados na previsão de infestações de plantas invasoras nos municípios da região.

  7. Tshelovek bez litsa vtjanul BABa v ubiistvo

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    2007-01-01

    Vene peaprokuratuuri esindajad küsitlesid Aleksandr Litvinenko surma asjus Londonis Boriss Berezovskit ja Ahmed Zakajevit. B. Berezovski oma vestlusest Vene uurijatega. Artiklis väidetakse, et telesaates "Vesti nedeli" avalikustatud Vene eriteenistuse endise kaastöötaja ülestunnistused viivad mõttele, et A. Litvinenko surma võib olla segatud B. Berezovski ise

  8. Avaliação dos modelos logístico bicompartimental e de Gompertz na estimativa da dinâmica de fermentação ruminal in vitro do farelo e da torta de babaçu (Orbignya martiana

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    L.N Farias

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Utilizaram-se dois modelos matemáticos para avaliar a produção de gases do farelo e da torta de babaçu, pela técnica in vitro semiautomática de produção de gases. Foram utilizados o modelo logístico e o de Gompertz. Os parâmetros de validação usados foram o quadrado médio do erro (QME, o coeficiente de determinação (R², o desvio médio absoluto dos resíduos (DMA e a análise gráfica dos resíduos. O modelo logístico bicompartimental apresentou menores valores (P0,05 quanto ao R². Os gráficos de dispersão mostraram semelhanças nos ajustes dos dois modelos. Na análise gráfica dos resíduos, os dois modelos descreveram bem cinética de produção de gases da matéria seca. No entanto, o modelo logístico apresentou melhor valor de QME. Para avaliação da cinética de fermentação ruminal do farelo e da torta de babaçu pela técnica in vitro semiautomática de produção de gases, recomenda-se adotar o modelo logístico

  9. Análise da cicatrização do cólon com uso do extrato aquoso da Orbignya phalerata (Babaçu em ratos Healing of colonic anastomosis with the use of extract aqueous of Orbignya phalerata (Babassu in rats

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    Raimundo Nonato Baldez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A cicatrização é processo complexo, com diferentes fases. Embora exista grande variedade de plantas medicinais poucas têm sido investigadas com intenção de melhorar a cicatrização de órgãos e tecidos, dentre elas, a Orbignya phalerata (babaçu. OBJETIVO: Analisar comparativamente as alterações tensiométricas e histológicas na cicatrização de anastomoses colônicas proporcionadas pelo uso do extrato aquoso do mesocarpo do babaçu (Orbignya phalerata. METODOS: Utilizaram-se 40 ratos Wistar, machos, separados em dois grupos de vinte, denominados grupos controle e experimento, Os ratos de cada grupo foram divididos em dois sub-grupos de 10 animais cada e avaliados no terceiro e sétimo dia de pós-operatório. Realizaram-se colotomia e colorrafia em plano único. Os animais do grupo controle receberam no ato operatório dose única de solução salina isotônica em dose e via de administração semelhantes ao grupo experimento e os do grupo experimento receberam extrato aquoso de babaçu em dose de 50 mg/kg/peso, concentração de 25 mg/ml por via intraperitoneal. Foram analisados os seguintes parâmetros: a avaliação macroscópica da parede e cavidade abdominal; b avaliação tensiométrica da anastomose (pressão e ruptura; c características histológicas da anastomose. RESULTADOS: O exame macroscópico evidenciou a presença de aderências em todos os animais, sendo estatisticamente maior no grupo experimento de três dias quando comparados com o grupo controle. Nos animais do grupo de sete dias não houve diferença. Não houve ocorrência de deiscência de anastomose, fístulas, abscessos e/ou hemorragia. Com relação à tensiometria, constatou-se que a média de ruptura dos grupos controle e experimento tanto para os animais do grupo de três dias (25,4 mmHg - 14,8 mmHg quanto para os de sete dias (183 mmHg - 175 mmHg, foram iguais, não ocorrendo diferença estatisticamente significante. A análise histol

  10. Propriedades da carne e perfil de ácidos graxos do pernil de catetos (Tayassu tajacu alimentados com torta de babaçu (Orbignya phalerata Meat properties and fatty acids profile of the ham of peccaries (Tayassu tajacu fed babassu (Orbignya phalerata meal

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    N.I. Albuquerque

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Analisaram-se as propriedades da carne e o perfil de ácidos graxos do pernil de catetos alimentados com dietas contendo diferentes porcentagens de torta de babaçu, usada como fonte energética alternativa substituindo parte do milho na alimentação, em sistemas de produção em cativeiro. Avaliou-se o pernil de 12 animais quanto às suas propriedades - perda de peso ao cozimento, força de cisalhamento, pH e capacidade de retenção de água-, depois extraiu-se o óleo da carne e determinou-se o perfil dos ácidos graxos. Não foram observados efeitos (P>0,05 das porcentagens de torta de babaçu sobre as propriedades da carne; os ácidos graxos (AG insaturados, mono e poli-insaturados, foram encontrados em maior quantidade (51,6-57,8% que os ácidos graxos saturados (42,2-48,4% na carne do pernil. Baseando-se na teoria de que os AG poli-insaturados ingeridos na dieta humana são responsáveis pela redução nos níveis séricos de colesterol, sugere-se que a carne de catetos seja uma boa fonte alternativa de proteína.The meat properties and the fatty acids profile of the ham of peccaries ham fed diets with different levels of babassu meal, used as an alternative energy source substituting part of corn on feeding peccaries in captivity, were studied. The ham meats of 12 animals were evaluated on their properties: cooking losses, shear force, pH, and water holding capacity. After that, the meat oil was extracted to determine the fatty acids contents. No effects (P>0.05 of the babassu meal levels on the meat properties were observed. The unsaturated fatty acids, mono and polyunsaturated, were found in higher quantity than the saturated fatty acids in the ham meat of peccaries. Based on the theory that the polyunsaturated fatty acids ingested in the human diet are responsible for reduction of the seric levels of cholesterol, it can be suggested that the peccary meat is a good alternative source of protein.

  11. Baroreflex control of heart rate in the broad-nosed caiman Caiman latirostris is temperature dependent

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    Hagensen, Mette K; Abe, Augusto S; Wang, Tobias

    2010-01-01

    It has been suggested that ectothermic vertebrates primarily control blood pressure to protect the pulmonary vasculature from oedema caused by high pressure, while endothermic vertebrates control blood pressure to maintain adequate oxygen delivery to the tissues. In the present study we have char...

  12. Allometria da palmeira babaçu em um agroecossistema de derruba-e-queima na periferia este da Amazônia Allometry of the babassu palm growing on a slash-and-burn agroecosystem of the eastern periphery of Amazonia

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    Christoph Gehring

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available A palmeira babaçu (Attalea speciosa C.Martius, Arecaceae tem grande importância socioeconômica e ecológica em grande parte da área tropical brasileira, especialmente em áreas degradadas por queimadas freqüentes na Amazônia. No entanto, ainda pouco se sabe sobre as características ecológicas desta espécie-chave. Este estudo investiga a alometria do babaçu com o objetivo de estabelecer uma metodologia eficiente na estimativa da biomassa aérea de palmeiras juvenis e adultas e para um melhor entendimento da sua arquitetura. A biomassa de palmeiras juvenis pode ser estimada facilmente e com precisão com o diâmetro mínimo das ráquis das folhas a 30 cm de extensão. A biomassa de palmeiras adultas pode ser estimada com base na altura do tronco lenhoso, também relativamente de fácil medição em campo. A biomassa foliar das palmeiras adultas foi em media 31,7% da biomassa aérea, porém houve uma alta variação e, portanto, somente pode ser estimada indiretamente através da relação entre a razão madeira:folha e biomassa aérea total. Os teores de carbono no babaçu apresentaram baixa variação, sem diferenças sistemáticas em relação ao tamanho ou estágio de crescimento, o que aponta à aplicabilidade geral dos valores 42.5% C para troncos, 39.8% C para folhas. Em conseqüência do limitado crescimento secundário do diâmetro inerente de palmeiras, não houve relação do diâmetro de tronco com a altura e a biomassa das palmeiras adultas. Observou-se que o afilamento do caule diminui com o aumento da altura das palmeiras, o que é parcialmente compensado pelo incremento da densidade de madeira em troncos quase-cilíndricos. No entanto, a altura máxima do babaçu, de cerca de 30 metros, aparentemente está definida por limitações na estabilidade mecânica. Todas as relações alométricas aqui descritas são independentes da idade da vegetação, indicando a aplicabilidade geral das relações encontradas

  13. Principales características y parámetros físicos y físico-mecánicos de tobas zeolitizadas del yacimiento Caimanes para la simulación de la preparación mecánica

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    Gerardo Orozco-Melgar

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available A partir de establecer las características y parámetros físicos y fisicomecánicos de las tobas zeolitizadas del yacimiento Caimanes se elaboró una propuesta de variante tecnológica para la preparación mecánica. La composición granulométrica de los productos triturados se determinó mediante el análisis de tamizado por vía seco-húmeda. El índice de Bond, la cinética de molienda y la función selección fueron establecidos según las metodologías recomendadas en la literatura. La función de rompimiento se determinó por el método del monotamaño y el Kapur-modificado. Para garantizar la reproducibilidad de los resultados se empleó el método de la 2s. Entre los principales resultados se obtuvo que el modelo experimental se asemeja considerablemente al modelo de Rozin- Rammler y el índice de Bond es de 13,51 kWh/t. Para obtener un producto granulométricamente más homogéneo y más fino se empleó un esquema de dos etapas de trituración en circuito cerrado, que es más efectivo que el esquema de dos etapas con circuito abierto. El valor de d80 obtenido fue de 1,823 mm.

  14. Farelo de mesocarpo de babaçu (Orbygnia sp. na terminação de bovinos: composição física da carcaça e qualidade da carne Babassu mesocarp bran for finishing cattle: carcass physical composition and meat quality

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    Fabrícia Rocha Chaves Miotto

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas a composição tecidual da carcaça e as características qualitativas da carne de 30 tourinhos mestiços (18,9 meses e 346,8kg iniciais alimentados com dietas formuladas com diferentes proporções de farelo de mesocarpo de babaçu (Orbygnia sp. em substituição ao milho: 0; 25; 50; 75 e 100% de substituição. Os animais foram abatidos com peso médio de 476,7kg. A porcentagem de músculo na carcaça aumentou de forma linear: 0,022% para cada ponto percentual de inclusão de farelo de mesocarpo de babaçu (FMB. Por sua vez, os percentuais de gordura e osso da carcaça variaram de forma quadrática, sendo a maior proporção de gordura observada quando a substituição de milho por FMB na dieta foi de 25% e a menor proporção de osso obtida com 50% de substituição. A relação porção comestível:osso foi maior com 42,5% de substituição do milho por FMB. À medida que se elevou a proporção de FMB nas dietas, houve decréscimo na espessura do coxão, escore muscular e compacidade da carcaça. A força de cisalhamento da carne teve acréscimos de 44kgf para cada ponto percentual de substituição do milho por FMB. Quanto à composição química da carne, verificou-se aumento no teor de matéria mineral. O uso de FMB em dietas de terminação de bovinos reduziu a maciez da carne, não alterando as demais características qualitativas.We evaluated the carcass composition and meat qualitative characteristics, of 30 young crossbred bulls (18.9 months and 346.8kg fed with diets with different proportion of babassu mesocarp bran (BMB (Orbygnia sp.; replacing corn: 0, 25, 50, 70 and 100% substitution. The percentage of muscle in the carcass increased linearly, 0.022% for each percentage point of including BMB and the percentages of fat and bone had a quadratic response in which adipose tissue has increased until the replacement of 25% and bone tissue decreased to 50% substitution. The ratio of edible portion: bone increased up

  15. Conhecimento e usos do babaçu (Attalea speciosa Mart. e Attalea eichleri (Drude A. J. Hend. entre os Mebêngôkre-Kayapó da Terra Indígena Las Casas, estado do Pará, Brasil Knowledge and use of babassu (Attalea speciosa Mart. and Attalea eichleri ​​(Drude A.J. Hend. among Mebengokre-kayapó from Las Casas Indigenous Land, Pará state, Brazil

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    Sol Elizabeth González-Pérez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O babaçu (A. speciosa é uma das espécies que se destacam na subsistência de diversos povos e populações tradicionais que habitam o cerrado, região que ocupa aproximadamente 24% do território brasileiro. Neste estudo, efetuado entre o povo indígena Kayapó, foi feito um levantamento sobre os usos do babaçu na aldeia Las Casas, na Terra Indígena Las Casas, a qual está localizada dentro dos municípios de Pau D´Arco, Floresta do Araguaia e Redenção, no estado do Pará. Os dados foram obtidos através de entrevistas semi-estruturadas com 25 interlocutores e a importância deste recurso para os Kayapó foi analisada com base nos tipos de usos mencionados, calculando o índice de diversidade de uso entre os indígenas. Os informantes reconheceram duas etnoespécies como babaçu, A. speciosa (rõn tire e A. eichleri (rõn ne com aproximadamente dez usos em cinco categorias: alimentação, construção, cosmético, doméstico e ritual. Os resultados obtidos para o valor de diversidade do informante (IDs foram de 22,89 para A. speciosa e 10, 35 para A. eichleri. Estes valores demonstram que os informantes possuem menor dependência dos recursos oferecidos por A. eichleri, quando comparada aos oferecidos por A. speciosa, e ainda que os valores entre as duas espécies sejam discrepantes, a importância delas está relacionada principalmente ao aproveitamento da amêndoa para a produção de óleo para usos rituais e cosméticos.The babassu palm (A. speciosa is a species that stands out in the economy and livelihood of the people who live in the Cerrado biome, which is approximately 24% of Brazilian territory. A survey on the use and knowledge of babassu was carried out in the village of Las Casas, in Las Casas Indigenous Land. This village is located in the municipalities of Pau D'Arco, Floresta do Araguaia and Redenção. The importance of babassu for the community was analyzed by taking into account the types of uses registered and their

  16. Jean Bruller, dessinateur et illustrateur de la littérature coloniale pour la jeunesse de l’entre-deux-guerres : de Loulou chez les nègres (1929 à Baba Diène et Morceau-de-Sucre (1937

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    Full Text Available Cet article vise à mettre en exergue l’évolution des prises de position contre le colonialisme du dessinateur Jean Bruller, futur écrivain Vercors (1902-1991, dans l’entre-deux-guerres. L’Appel des 121 que Vercors signa sans hésiter en 1960 pour clamer publiquement le droit à l'insoumission dans la guerre d'Algérie, son combat dès 1955 en faveur de l’indépendance de ce pays pourraient nous conduire à une interprétation rétrospective erronée, celle d’un homme et d’un mythe de la résistance anticolonialiste dès le début de l’entrée dans l’âge adulte et dans son parcours artistique vecteur de cette pensée. Les illustrations qu’il fournit pour la littérature de jeunesse de l’entre-deux-guerres, mais aussi l’une de ses créations personnelles prouvent au contraire que le dessinateur bascula d’une acceptation inconsciente à une interrogation critique du colonialisme du début des années vingt à la fin des années trente. De l’empan de Loulou chez les nègres à Baba Diène et Morceau-de-Sucre, nous distinguerons trois moments marqués par la publication d’ouvrages-clés pour comprendre la prise de conscience graduelle de Jean Bruller, visible dans ses choix collaboratifs comme dans les rapports entre le texte et ses dessins. Il est nécessaire de le situer dans un temps autant personnel qu’historique : celui d’un jeune homme dans un milieu éducatif et social donné, mais suffisamment attentif au monde pour avoir les moyens de s’en émanciper ; celui de l’artiste dans ses réalités symboliques et économiques, influencé par des réseaux de sociabilité correspondant à certains de ses idéaux ; celui d’artistes et d’écrivains qui s’interrogent, d’intellectuels qui prennent des positions de plus en plus tranchées au cours de ces années-là.

  17. Efeito do extrato aquoso de Orbignya phalerata (babaçu na cicatrização do estômago em ratos: estudo morfológico e tensiométrico Effect of watery extract of Orbignya phalerata (babassu in the gastric healing in rats: morfologic and tensiometric study

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A utilização de plantas na prevenção e no tratamento de doenças é prática milenar. O babaçu (Orbignya phalerata é uma palmeira nativa do meio norte do Brasil, tendo sua maior concentração no Estdo do Maranhão. O pó do mesocarpo do coco babaçu é popularmente conhecido como amido e tem sido usado como alimento e como medicamento por apresentar atividade antiinflamatória, imunomoduladora, analgésica e antipirética. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito do extrato aquoso do mesocarpo de Orbignya phalerata na cicatrização do estômago em ratos, sob aspectos morfológico e tensiométrico. MÉTODOS: Quarenta ratos da linhagem Wistar, adultos, machos foram submetidos à incisão longitudinal de 1cm no corpo gástrico e síntese em plano único com pontos separados de polipropilene 6-0. Após este procedimento comum, os animais foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em dois grupos, Orbignya (GO e Controle (GC, contendo 20 animais cada. No GO utilizou-se dose única intra-peritoneal de extrato aquoso da planta na dose de 50mg/kg e no GC, água destilada, 1ml/kg de peso. Cada grupo foi dividido em dois subgrupos de 10, conforme o dia da morte dos animais, nos 3° e 7° dias do período pós-operatório. Após a morte, foi realizado o inventário da cavidade abdominal e procedeu-se a retirada do estômago, com posterior avaliação tensiométrica e análise miccccroscópica. Na análise comparativa entre os dois grupos utilizou parâmetros macroscópicos e microscópicos da cicatrização. RESULTADOS: Não foram detectados abscessos, fístulas ou hematomas em nenhum animal. Houve aderências abdominais nos animais dos 3° e 7° dias do período pós-operatório nos dois grupos. Houve deiscência da gastrorrafia em um rato do sub-grupo GO morto no 3º dia. A resistência à insuflação de ar atmosférico foi maior no GC de três dias (p=0,087. A análise dos parâmetros histológicos demonstrou diferença estatisticamente significativa

  18. Análise da cicatrização na Linha Alba com uso de extrato aquoso de Orbignya phalerata (babaçu: estudo controlado em ratos Analysis of healing in the Alba Linea with the use of Orbignya phalerata (babassu water extract: controlled study in rats

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O mesocarpo do babaçu (Orbignya phalerata tem sido utilizado em estudos experimentais para verificar a sua ação antiinflamatória. No Maranhão, é muito utilizado como alimento e como remédio popular para cicatrização de ferimentos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar macroscópica, histológica e tensiometricamente, a ação do extrato de Orbygnia phalerata no processo de cicatrização de laparotomias medianas em ratos. MÉTODOS: Quarenta ratos da linhagem Wistar, adultos, machos, foram utilizados em procedimento experimental que consistiu em uma incisão na linha alba e síntese em plano único com pontos separados de fio de polipropileno 5-0. Após esse procedimento comum, os animais foram distribuídos em dois grupos de 20. Ao grupo chamado controle, foi utilizado injeção intraperitoneal, em dose única de 1mL de soro fisiológico para cada quilo de peso. Ao grupo experimento, utilizou-se solução aquosa de babaçu na dose de 50 mg por quilo de peso. Os animais foram acompanhados e mortos após três e sete dias, procedendo-se, a seguir, à análise tensiométrica e histológica. RESULTADOS: O exame macroscópico não mostrou presença de aderências importantes entre a linha alba e os órgãos intra-abdominais nos grupos de estudo. A avaliação histológica mostrou efeito marginalmente significativo (p=0,086 para inflamação aguda nos grupos controle e experimento de três dias e efeito significativo (p=0,003 para a reação gigantocelular (p=0,003. Diferença significativa (p-=0,023 foi observada para inflamação aguda no grupos controle experimento de sete dias. Na análise intra-grupo (controle três e sete, foi observado efeito marginalmente significativo (p=0,094 e p=0,05 respectivamente para as variáveis inflamação aguda e crônica. Na análise somente entre os grupos experimentos, as variáveis reação gigantocelular (0,002 e colagenização (0,016 apresentaram resultado significativo. A avaliação tensiom

  19. Baba-Nyonya's Ancestor Worship and Food Offerings:A Case Study of the Peranakan Chinese of the Straits of Malacca%簔簔-娘惹的祖先崇拜与祭祀饮食:一项关于马六甲海峡土生华人的研究

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    哈纳菲·忽辛[马来西亚; 王斯(译)

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    This paper discusses the ritual role of specific types of food heritage amongst the Peranakan Chi-nese of the Straits of Malacca in Malaysia. Food,in this context,is not merely for consumption but also func-tions as ritual apparatuses. These rituals,performed by the caretaker of a Peranakan Chinese family,invoke the unseen spiritual realm during a ritual event. The Peranakan Chinese community acknowledges the signifi-cance of specific food and drink as essential to these ceremonial proceedings. Food and drink function to con-nect between the realms of the seen and the unseen,and signify a metaphysical link between ritual practitioners and the supernatural world. The Peranakan Chinese,or commonly known as the Baba-Nyonyas of the Straits of Malacca,are descendants of 15th?-17th-century?Chinese immigrants from the Indonesian archipelago and British Malaya who adopted Nusantara customs and assimilate?into local communities. Food and drinks offered to the ancestors and spirits few times a year by family members who continue to maintain the tradition. Typically,the rituals coincide with events of the Chinese calendar such as Chinese New Year,Hungry Ghost Festival,etc. These series of rituals involve every household of the Peranakan Chinese community.%探讨马六甲海峡土生华人族群中颇为典型的祭祀饮食文化。文中的食物不仅仅是生活必须,还是具有仪式功能的祭品。土生华人家庭的主人通过这些仪式与灵魂世界进行对话。土生华人认为特定饮食在仪式中有着至关重要的作用。祭品连接了可见与不可见的世界,隐喻了仪式主体与超自然世界的联系。土生华人通常也叫马六甲海峡的簔簔-娘惹,他们是15至17世纪来自印度尼西亚群岛和英属马来西亚的华人移民。他们在马来群岛入乡随俗,逐渐融入本地生活。他们当中一直坚持传统的家庭,一年中有几次要用食物献祭祖先和神明。这些仪式通常

  20. Análise comparativa da cicatrização da pele com o uso intraperitoneal de extrato aquoso de Orbignya phalerata (babaçu. Estudo controlado em ratos Healing process in cutaneous surgical wounds in rats under the influence of Orbignya phalerata aqueous extract

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    Nelson Lúcio Parada Martins

    2006-01-01

    ção fibroblástica e reepitelização. CONCLUSÃO: observou-se efeito favorável do extrato aquoso do mesocarpo do babaçu em nível microscópico do processo de cicatrização, nas variáveis mononucleares e fibras colágenas, em todos os dias e entre os grupos.INTRODUCTION: The wounds healing is a highly complex process with many phases. Countless substances have been used since the remote times with the purpose a simulating the process. Among them the Orbignya phalerata extract was considered as having a stimulating action. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to verify the healing action of the Orbignya phalerata in the healing of skin surgical wounds by a comparative analysis of the alterations obtained in histological and morphologic aspects. METHODS: Sixty male adult Wistar rats were used. They were distributed in a randomly in two groups of 30 each and, in one group, Orbignya phalerata extrac was used intraperitoneally in a dose of 50 mg/Kg in the first day of surgery. The experimental procedure consisted in a circular incision of two centimeters of diameter with metallic punch. In the control group the substance was not used. The rats were killed in the 7th, 14th, 21st days of the post-operative period and submitted to macro and microscopic analysis. The macroscopic one was made with magnifying glass and paquimeter. For the histological analysis, the sheets were processed with Hematoxilina-Eosina (HE and tricromic of Masson and slides the vascular proliferation, monucleares cells, polimorfonuclear cells, fibroblastic proliferation, colagens fibers and reepitelization were assined. RESULTS: In the macroscopic view the experimental group of seven days had only one animal with small amount of secretion. In the animals of 14 days all of them had good aspect. The ones of 21 days, complete healing was observed in all animals. In the histological analysis, there was no significant difference among groups, except for the 7th day with significant difference in the fibroblastic

  1. Anti-Leptospira spp. antibodies in captive animals in Paraíba State

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    Arthur Brasil

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this survey was to verify the occurrence of anti-Leptospira spp. antibodies in captive animals in the Parque Zoobotânico Arruda Câmara, João Pessoa, Paraíba State, Northeastern Brazil. Blood samples were collected from 49 animals: 26 mammals of the species Sapajus libidinosus, Cebus flavius, Saimiri sciureu, Coendu sp., Pseudalopex vetulus, Leopardus pardalis, Leopardus tigrinus, Galactitis vitata, Eira barbara, Nasua nasua, Tayassu tajacu and Ratus norvegicus; 10 birds of the species Penelope jacucaca, Pavo cristatus, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, Ara chlorothpterus, Pionites leucogaster, Polyborus plancus, Geranoaetus melanoleucus and Urubitinga urubitinga; and 13 reptiles of the species Caiman latirostris, Paleosuchus trigonatus, Caiman crocodilus, Tupinabis merinae, Tupinambis teguixin, Boa constrictor, Corallus hortulanus, Python molurus, Bufocephala vanderhaegei, Geochelone denticulata and Geochelone carboraria. Sera were examined by the microscopic agglutination teste (MAT using 24 serovars as antigens and cut-off point of 1:100. One ocelot (Leopardo pardalis presented positive reaction for the Icterohaemorrhagiae serovar with titer of 100, however, it did not show any clinical sign of the infection. Sinantropic rodents are the main reservoirs of this serovar, which suggests the need of maintenance and continuous evaluation of rodent control programs.

  2. Detection of antibodies to a pathogenic mycoplasma in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis), broad-nosed Caimans (Caiman latirostris), and Siamese crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis).

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    Brown, D R; Schumacher, I M; Nogueira, M F; Richey, L J; Zacher, L A; Schoeb, T R; Vliet, K A; Bennett, R A; Jacobson, E R; Brown, M B

    2001-01-01

    An epidemic of pneumonia with fibrinous polyserositis and multifocal arthritis emerged in captive American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in Florida, United States, in 1995. Mycoplasma alligatoris sp. nov. was cultured from multiple organs, peripheral blood, synovial fluid, and cerebrospinal fluid of affected alligators. In a subsequent experimental inoculation study, the Henle-Koch-Evans postulates were fulfilled for M. alligatoris as the etiological agent of fatal mycoplasmosis of alligators. That finding was remarkable because mycoplasmal disease is rarely fatal in animals. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of antibodies produced by alligators in response to M. alligatoris exposure was developed by using plasma obtained from naturally infected alligators during the original epidemic. The assay was validated by using plasma obtained during an experimental dose-response study and applied to analyze plasma obtained from captive and wild crocodilian species. The ELISA reliably detected alligator seroconversion (P crocodile Crocodylus siamensis following experimental inoculation with M. alligatoris. The ELISA may be used to monitor exposure to the lethal pathogen M. alligatoris among captive, repatriated, and wild crocodilian species.

  3. Non-legalized commerce in game meat in the Brazilian Amazon: a case study.

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    Baía Jr, Pedro Chaves; Guimarães, Diva Anelie; Le Pendu, Yvonnick

    2010-09-01

    In tropical forests, wild game meat represents an option or the only protein source for some human populations. This study analyzed the wildlife meat trade destined to human consumption in an open market of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil. Wildlife meat trade was monitored during 2005 through interviews to vendors and consumers in order to evaluate the socioeconomic profile of the sellers, the main species and byproducts sold, their geographical origin, commercial value, frequency of sale and product demand. Data indicated that vendors were financially highly dependant of this activity, getting a monthly income up to US$271.49. During the survey, the amount of wildlife meat on sale added a total of 5 970kg, as follows: 63.2% capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), 34.4% cayman (Melanosuchus niger and/or Caiman crocodilus crocodilus), 1.1% paca (Cuniculus paca); 0.6% armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), 0.5% deer (Mazama americana), 0.2% matamata (Chelus fimbriatus), and 0.1% opossum (Didelphis marsupialis). Most of the commercialized species were not slaughtered locally. The consumption of wildlife meat was admitted by 94% of the interviewed, consisting of 27 ethno-species: 19 mammals, 6 reptiles, and 2 birds. The same percentage of the interviewed (94%) already bought wildlife meat of 18 species: 12 mammals and 6 reptiles. The great amount of wildlife meat traded and the important demand for these products by the local population, point out the necessity to adopt policies for a sustainable management of cinegetic species, guaranteeing the conservation of the environment, the improvement of living standards, and the maintenance of the local culture.

  4. [Vertebrate mortality in the Guanare-Guanarito road, Portuguesa state, Venezuela].

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    Seijas, Andrés Eloy; Araujo-Quintero, Alexis; Velásquez, Nadines

    2013-12-01

    Roads directly or indirectly affect the structure, dynamics and function of ecosystems that they traverse. Most studies on the effect of roads on wildlife focus on the evaluation of mortality of vertebrates by vehicle collisions. Despite the extensive road network that exists in Venezuela, studies of wildlife mortality in them are scarce. In this paper, we analyzed the temporal and spatial pattern of vertebrate's collisions along the road Guanare-Guanarito, in Portuguesa state. We travelled 26 times between these towns (74 km) to localize dead vertebrates, at a speed of 50-60km/h. of those trips were conducted from March 13 to October 26, 2010, and 10 additional trips from December 7, 2009 to December 14, 2010; these ones, with the aim to include months and seasons that were insufficiently sampled during the first period. The elapsed time between trips varied from 14 to 37 days. The total distance traveled was 1 924 km. Dead animals found amounted 464 individuals, 66 of them were birds (25 identified species), 130 mammals (15 species) and 268 reptiles (18 species). The species with the highest number of individuals were the snake Leptodeira annulata (n=119), the oppossum Didelphis marsupialis (n=39) and the spectacled caiman Caiman crocodilus (n=33). Excluding domestic animals, the rate of road-killed vertebrates was 0.2282 indiv./km, a figure 28.3% higher than previous studies in the same road. Changes in the relative number of collisions for some species, respect to the numbers reported 20 years ago, were linked to the increase in traffic flow and changes in land use. Road segments with collision rates higher than expected by chance were identified. Collition by cars may be the principal cause of mortality for species like the tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla) and the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), the last considered a vulnerable species. Some basic measures are proposed to reduce wildlife mortality on the road.

  5. Ne tolko Baba-Jaga bõvajet protiv / Aleksandr Perelõgin ; interv. Mihhail Petrov

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    2000-01-01

    Baltimaades elavate venelaste haridust toetava nõukogu istung pidi Tallinna asemel Riias toimuma, sest nõukogu sekretär V. Mamjan ei saanud Eesti viisat. V. Andrejevi kommentaar. Parlamendisaadik (V. Andrejev)

  6. Proyecto Multipropósito Baba : disputas sobre desarrollo y sustentabilidad

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación busca mostrar, cómo grandes proyectos de desarrollo como las represas con fines hidroeléctricos o multipropósito, materializan una constante contradicción en las sociedades modernas. Misma que se refiere a la forma en que, en nombre del desarrollo, se echa mano de la naturaleza y sus bienes, lo cual se traduce en el deterioro y destrucción de las relaciones sociales, culturales y económicas de asentamientos humanos, así como de ecosistemas enteros de una región a favor de otra que obtiene los beneficios del desarrollo.

  7. Die belewenis van ouers met ’n siek premature baba

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the experiences of the parents of an ill premature infant in order to identify the needs of the parents going through this potential crisis. As a result of the constant medical and technological progress the percentage of premature infants is continually increasing. It is therefore of vital importance that the nursing and other medical staff are made aware of the trauma that these parents experience. This will enable them in giving adequate support and accompaniment in the prevention of social pathology.

  8. Morphometry, bite-force, and paleobiology of the late miocene caiman Purussaurus brasiliensis.

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    Aureliano, Tito; Ghilardi, Aline M; Guilherme, Edson; Souza-Filho, Jonas P; Cavalcanti, Mauro; Riff, Douglas

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    Purussaurus brasiliensis thrived in the northwestern portion of South America during the Late Miocene. Although substantial material has been recovered since its early discovery, this fossil crocodilian can still be considered as very poorly understood. In the present work, we used regression equations based on modern crocodilians to present novel details about the morphometry, bite-force and paleobiology of this species. According to our results, an adult Purussaurus brasiliensis was estimated to reach around 12.5 m in length, weighing around 8.4 metric tons, with a mean daily food intake of 40.6 kg. It was capable of generating sustained bite forces of 69,000 N (around 7 metric tons-force). The extreme size and strength reached by this animal seems to have allowed it to include a wide range of prey in its diet, making it a top predator in its ecosystem. As an adult, it would have preyed upon large to very large vertebrates, and, being unmatched by any other carnivore, it avoided competition. The evolution of a large body size granted P. brasiliensis many advantages, but it may also have led to its vulnerability. The constantly changing environment on a large geological scale may have reduced its long-term survival, favoring smaller species more resilient to ecological shifts.

  9. Similarity of Crocodilian and Avian Lungs Indicates Unidirectional Flow Is Ancestral for Archosaurs.

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    Farmer, C G

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    Patterns of airflow and pulmonary anatomy were studied in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), the spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus), the dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis), the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), and Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii). In addition, anatomy was studied in the Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius). Airflow was measured using heated thermistor flow meters and visualized by endoscopy during insufflation of aerosolized propolene glycol and glycerol. Computed tomography and gross dissection were used to visualize the anatomy. In all species studied a bird-like pattern of unidirectional flow was present, in which air flowed caudad in the cervical ventral bronchus and its branches during both lung inflation and deflation and craniad in dorsobronchi and their branches. Tubular pathways connected the secondary bronchi to each other and allowed air to flow from the dorsobronchi into the ventrobronchi. No evidence for anatomical valves was found, suggesting that aerodynamic valves cause the unidirectional flow. In vivo data from the American alligator showed that unidirectional flow is present during periods of breath-holding (apnea) and is powered by the beating heart, suggesting that this pattern of flow harnesses the heart as a pump for air. Unidirectional flow may also facilitate washout of stale gases from the lung, reducing the cost of breathing, respiratory evaporative water loss, heat loss through the heat of vaporization, and facilitating crypsis. The similarity in structure and function of the bird lung with pulmonary anatomy of this broad range of crocodilian species indicates that a similar morphology and pattern of unidirectional flow were present in the lungs of the common ancestor of crocodilians and birds. These data suggest a paradigm shift is needed in our understanding of the evolution of this

  10. Roadkills of vertebrates in Venezuela Vertebrados mortos em estradas na Venezuela

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    Full Text Available This paper presents an analysis of vertebrate roadkills in five different habitats of tropical South America. Observations of vertebrate roadkills were conducted in 1978, on a 572 km road between Caracas and Mantecal/Apure in Venezuela, during the rainy season (June-October. During five passages on this route, which includes five distinct habitats, 79 vertebrate carcasses - mammals and reptiles - were found. If we assume that the carcasses remain for two days on the road, vehicles can be expected to strike 350 spectacled caimans Caiman crocodilus Linnaeus, 1758 (Alligatoridae during the rainy season alone. Similar calculations for other species yield 313 snakes and lizards, 294 opossums Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus, 1758 (Didelphidae, 220 crab-eating foxes Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus, 1776 (Canidae, 129 tamanduas Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758 (Myrmecophagidae, 55 capybaras Hydrochaerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus, 1766 (Hydrochaeridae and 37 eastern cottontails Sylvilagus floridanus Allen, 1890 (Leporidae. Numerous papers have been published on vertebrates killed by vehicles on roads in Europe, North America, and Australia, and several papers are available regarding vertebrate roadkills in Africa and Asia. From South America there are several papers on vertebrates, birds, and mammals, whereas from Venezuela only one and it deals with iguanas (Iguana iguana Linnaeus, 1758, Iguanidae.Este trabalho apresenta uma análise de vertebrados mortos em estrada em cinco habitats tropicais diferentes na América do Sul. As observações dos vertebrados mortos em estrada foram feitas em 1978, a 572 km da rodovia entre Caracas e Mantecal/Apure na Venezuela, durante a estação das chuvas (junho-outubro. Durante cinco passagens nesta rota, a qual inclui cinco habitats diferentes, foram encontradas 79 carcaças de vertebrados - répteis e mamíferos. Assumindo que as carcaças permaneçam por dois dias na estrada, é esperado que veículos matem 350

  11. Le B.A.-BA des normes de citation (6ème édition) de l'APA

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    Présentation très synthétique, en une seule page, des principales normes de citation de références bibliographiques de l'American Psychological Association (APA) pour les ouvrages, les chapitres d'ouvrages et les articles.

  12. Distribution patterns and predilection muscles of Trichinella zimbabwensis larvae in experimentally infected Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti).

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    La Grange, Louis J; Mukaratirwa, Samson

    2014-02-21

    No controlled studies have been conducted to determine the predilection muscles of Trichinella zimbabwensis larvae in Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) or the influence of infection intensity on the distribution of the larvae in crocodiles. The distribution of larvae in muscles of naturally infected Nile crocodiles and experimentally infected caimans (Caiman crocodilus) and varans (Varanus exanthematicus) have been reported in literature. To determine the distribution patterns of T. zimbabwensis larvae and predilection muscles, 15 crocodiles were randomly divided into three cohorts of five animals each, representing high infection (642 larvae/kg of bodyweight average), medium infection (414 larvae/kg of bodyweight average) and low infection (134 larvae/kg of bodyweight average) cohorts. In the high infection cohort, high percentages of larvae were observed in the triceps muscles (26%) and hind limb muscles (13%). In the medium infection cohort, high percentages of larvae were found in the triceps muscles (50%), sternomastoid (18%) and hind limb muscles (13%). In the low infection cohort, larvae were mainly found in the intercostal muscles (36%), longissimus complex (27%), forelimb muscles (20%) and hind limb muscles (10%). Predilection muscles in the high and medium infection cohorts were similar to those reported in naturally infected crocodiles despite changes in infection intensity. The high infection cohort had significantly higher numbers of larvae in the sternomastoid, triceps, intercostal, longissimus complex, external tibial flexor, longissimus caudalis and caudal femoral muscles (p crocodiles. Results from this study show that, in Nile crocodiles, larvae of T. zimbabwensis appear first to invade predilection muscles closest to their release site in the small intestine before occupying those muscles situated further away. The recommendation for the use of masseter, pterygoid and intercostal muscles as sampling sites for the detection of T. zimbabwensis

  13. Distribution patterns and predilection muscles of Trichinella zimbabwensis larvae in experimentally infected Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti

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    Full Text Available No controlled studies have been conducted to determine the predilection muscles of Trichinella zimbabwensis larvae in Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus or the influence of infection intensity on the distribution of the larvae in crocodiles. The distribution of larvae in muscles of naturally infected Nile crocodiles and experimentally infected caimans (Caiman crocodilus and varans (Varanus exanthematicus have been reported in literature. To determine the distribution patterns of T. zimbabwensis larvae and predilection muscles, 15 crocodiles were randomly divided into three cohorts of five animals each, representing high infection (642 larvae/kg of bodyweight average, medium infection (414 larvae/kg of bodyweight average and low infection (134 larvae/kg of bodyweight average cohorts. In the high infection cohort, high percentages of larvae were observed in the triceps muscles (26% and hind limb muscles (13%. In the medium infection cohort, high percentages of larvae were found in the triceps muscles (50%, sternomastoid (18% and hind limb muscles (13%. In the low infection cohort, larvae were mainly found in the intercostal muscles (36%, longissimus complex (27%, forelimb muscles (20% and hind limb muscles (10%. Predilection muscles in the high and medium infection cohorts were similar to those reported in naturally infected crocodiles despite changes in infection intensity. The high infection cohort had significantly higher numbers of larvae in the sternomastoid, triceps, intercostal, longissimus complex, external tibial flexor, longissimus caudalis and caudal femoral muscles (p < 0.05 compared with the medium infection cohort. In comparison with the low infection cohort, the high infection cohort harboured significantly higher numbers of larvae in all muscles (p < 0.05 except for the tongue. The high infection cohort harboured significantly higher numbers of larvae (p < 0.05 in the sternomastoid, triceps, intercostal, longissimus complex

  14. 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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    á (Polyborus plancus, jabiru (Jabiru mycteria; lizards (Tupinambis teguixin and small mammals, coati (Nasua nasua and crab-eating-fox (Cerdocyon thous. About 65,98% of nests of P. unifilis are predated (41,68% totally and 24,30% partially. Only 5,31% of P. expansa nests are partially predated. There are many aquatic predators, like carnivorous fish, mainly piranhas (Serrasalmus nattereri and caimans (Melanosuchus niger e Caimam crocodilus. The predators of P. unifilis females are: black caiman (Melanosuchus niger, jaguar (Panthera onca and puma (Puma concolor, and of P. expansa females is the P. onca. In average 3,93% of P. unifilis females are predated annually while that to P. expansa the average is 5,66%.

  15. 78 FR 38161 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing One Distinct Population Segment of Broad...

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    ... originating in Argentina, if certain conditions are met prior to exportation to the United States. DATES: This... broad- snouted caiman in Argentina from endangered to threatened in the List of Endangered and...) of the broad- snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris): A DPS in Argentina and a DPS encompassing...

  16. A new species of Paramunida Baba, 1988 from the Central Pacific Ocean and a new genus to accommodate P. granulata (Henderson, 1885

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    Full Text Available The genus Paramunida belongs to the most diverse family of galatheoids and it is commonly reported from the continental slope across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Examination of material collected by the NOAA RV Townsend Cromwell Cruise near Christmas (Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, revealed the existence of a new species of Paramunida (P. haigae, which represents the fourth record of the genus for the Central Pacific. Furthermore, recent efforts to unravel phylogenetic relationships and diversification patterns in Paramunida revealed P. granulata (Henderson, 1885 to be the most basally diverging taxon within the genus. This species is clearly distinguished from other species of Paramunida by the spinulation of the carapace and the length of the distomesial spine of the second antennal peduncle article, which in combination with a high level of genetic divergence suggest that this species represents a separate monotypic lineage. A new genus, Hendersonida gen. n., is proposed to accommodate this species based on morphological and molecular evidence. An updated dichotomous identification key for all species of Paramunida is presented.

  17. Biodiesel de babaçu (Orbignya sp. obtido por via etanólica Biodiesel from babassu (Orbignya sp. synthesized via ethanolic route

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    Full Text Available Biodiesel was obtained by transesterification of babassu oil in anhydrous ethanol and methanol, employing NaOH as catalyst. The products obtained were characterized by physico-chemical and thermogravimetric analysis. It could be concluded that the properties of the two types of biodiesel (ethanolic and methanolic are very similar when compared with diesel oil.

  18. A new species of Paramunida Baba, 1988 from the Central Pacific Ocean and a new genus to accommodate P. granulata (Henderson, 1885)

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    Cabezas, Patricia; Macpherson, Enrique

    2014-01-01

    Abstract The genus Paramunida belongs to the most diverse family of galatheoids and it is commonly reported from the continental slope across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Examination of material collected by the NOAA RV Townsend Cromwell Cruise near Christmas (Kiritimati) Island, Kiribati, revealed the existence of a new species of Paramunida (P. haigae), which represents the fourth record of the genus for the Central Pacific. Furthermore, recent efforts to unravel phylogenetic relationships and diversification patterns in Paramunida revealed P. granulata (Henderson, 1885) to be the most basally diverging taxon within the genus. This species is clearly distinguished from other species of Paramunida by the spinulation of the carapace and the length of the distomesial spine of the second antennal peduncle article, which in combination with a high level of genetic divergence suggest that this species represents a separate monotypic lineage. A new genus, Hendersonida gen. n., is proposed to accommodate this species based on morphological and molecular evidence. An updated dichotomous identification key for all species of Paramunida is presented. PMID:25147446

  19. COMERCIO DE FAUNA SILVESTRE EN COLOMBIA WILDLIFE TRADE IN COLOMBIA

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo ofrece un panorama sobre las actividades relacionadas con el comercio de bienes derivados de las especies de fauna silvestre en Colombia, abordando el tema desde el desarrollo que ha tenido su actividad productiva, el aprovechamiento extractivo, así como la dinámica de su comercio legal e ilegal en el país y el desarrollo y promoción de alternativas productivas sustentadas en su aprovechamiento. Se analizó la información secundaria de entidades como el Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial, las Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales y Autoridades Ambientales Urbanas, el Instituto Colombiano de Desarrollo Rural-INCODER, las Autoridades Policiales, los Institutos de Investigación, el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística, la Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales-DIAN, el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, y PROEXPORT. entre otras. En Colombia, el comercio de especies de fauna silvestre está centrado principalmente en la extracción de ejemplares de forma ilegal, lo cual ha generado desequilibrios en las poblaciones naturales y ha repercutido en el deterioro de la dinámica de los ecosistemas. El comercio legal de fauna silvestre se basa en la producción de unas pocas especies entre las que se destacan la babilla (Caiman crocodilus, el chigüiro (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris, cerca de 200 especies de peces ornamentales y en menor medida el lobo pollero (Tupinambis nigropunctatus, la iguana (Iguana iguana, la boa (Boa constrictor, escarabajos (Dynastes hercules y mariposas. En el país no se tiene información exacta sobre el número de incautaciones realizadas en los operativos de control al tráfico ilegal de fauna, y no existe un conocimiento de la dinámica de este comercio ilegal.This work offers a current view on the activities related to the trade of derived from the wildlife species in Colombia, approaching the topic from the development that has had its productive activity

  20. Composição centesimal e colesterol da carne de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare Daudin 1802 oriundo de zoocriadouro e habitat natural Proximate composition and cholesterol of the alligator-swampland meat (Caiman yacare Daudin 1802 originating from captivity and wild life

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    Full Text Available Foram utilizados 12 animais, sendo 06 (peso médio de 5,93 kg oriundos de zoocriadouro (Z autorizado pelo Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (IBAMA, Estado do Mato Grosso, Brasil, e 06 (peso médio de 6,78 kg oriundos do habitat natural (H, provenientes do município de Cáceres MT. As amostras foram coletadas dos músculos ílio-ischio-caudalis e occipito-cervicalis medialis, cauda e dorso, respectivamente. Nesses músculos foram determinados: umidade, extrato etéreo, proteína e cinzas. A extração de lipídeos foi conduzida com uso de clorofórmio/metanol (2:1. O colesterol foi determinado por colorimetria em espectrofotômetro. O corte da cauda dos jacarés Z apresentou médias de 74,50; 24,20; 0,83; 0,91% e o corte dorso 76,20; 23,68; 0,49 e 0,99% para umidade, proteína, extrato etéreo e cinzas, respectivamente. Nos animais H, as médias foram 72,29; 21,83; 5,43 e 1,09% na cauda e 76,70; 21,93; 0,54 e 1,25% no dorso (umidade, proteína, extrato etéreo e cinzas, respectivamente. As médias de colesterol nos animais Z foram de 48,82 e de 53,73 mg/100 g na cauda e dorso, respectivamente. Nos animais H, as médias foram de 37,05 mg/100 g na cauda e 40,61 mg/100 g no dorso. Assim, os jacarés de Z apresentaram carne mais magra, do que os jacarés H. E quando comparados os cortes, a cauda apresentou mais proteína e extrato etéreo, enquanto o dorso apresentou mais umidade, cinzas e colesterol.They were used 12 animals, 06 (with average weight of 5.93 kg originating from captivity, authorized by Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (IBAMA, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, and 06 (with average weight of 6.78 kg originating from natural habitat, every animals coming from municipal district of Cáceres, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. The samples were collected of the muscles ílio-ischio-caudalis and occipito-cervicalis medialis, tail and back, respectively. In those muscles they were determined: moisture, ethereal extract, protein and ashes. The lipids extraction was driven with chloroform/methanol (2:1. The cholesterol was determined by colorimeter in spectrophotometer. The cut tail of the alligators originating from captivity presented averages of 74.50; 24.20; 0.83; 0.91% and the cut back 76.20; 23.68; 0.49 and 0.99% for moisture, protein, ethereal extract and ashes, respectively. In the animals originating from natural habitat, the averages were 72.29; 21.83; 5.43 and 1.09% in the tail and 76.70; 21.93; 0.54 and 1.25% in the back (moisture, protein, ethereal extract and ashes, respectively. The cholesterol averages in the animals originating from captivity were of 48.82 and of 53.73 mg/100 g-1 in the tail and back, respectively. In the animals originating from natural habitat the averages were of 37.05 mg/100 g-1 in the tail and 40.61 mg/100 g in the back. Thus, the alligators originating from captivity presented thinner meat, than the alligators originating from natural habitat. When comparing the cuts, the tail presented higher protein and ethereal extract, while the neck presented higher moisture, ashes and cholesterol.

  1. 50 CFR 17.42 - Special rules-reptiles.

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    ... (CONTINUED) TAKING, POSSESSION, TRANSPORTATION, SALE, PURCHASE, BARTER, EXPORTATION, AND IMPORTATION OF... countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay) wishing to export specimens of yacare caiman to...

  2. BABA处理提高采后砂糖桔对青霉菌的抗病性%Postharvest BABA treatment induces resistance of mandrin(Citrus Reticulata Blancdo cv.Shiyueju)fruit to Penicillium digitatum

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    诱导抗病性是水果采后病害生物防治的重要内容之一.对非呼吸跃变型的砂糖桔(Citrus Reticulata Blancdo Cv.Shiyueju)果实进行BABA渗透处理后接种绿霉病菌孢子,结果表明:不同浓度 BABA处理果实的发病率和病斑面积均比对照果实的低,其中0.5g/L BABA处理效果最好,BABA处理提高了沙糖桔果实CHT、GUN、PAL、PPO、POD活性,提高了果皮H2O2含量.

  3. Estimation of the Motor Speed Based on Caiman Filter Aglorithm%基于卡尔曼滤波算法的电机转速精确估计

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    从无刷直流电机入手建立数学模型,利用卡尔曼Kalman (EKF)滤波原理算法,对无刷直流电机的转速进行精确估计,然后在Matlab环境下仿真,验证卡尔曼滤波算法对电机转速估计的精确性.

  4. Qualidade e composição química de cortes comerciais de carne de jacaré-do-pantanal (Caiman yacare Quality and chemistry composition of comercial cuts of alligator swanpland meat (Cayman yacare

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    Erika Cristina Rodrigues

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de caracterizar a carne de jacaré-do-pantanal, 20 peças (cortes comerciais foram obtidas de cinco carcaças de animais oriundos de zoocriadouros (Cáceres - MT, abatidos com peso entre 2,5 a 3,0 kg. Os cortes comparados foram: filé de cauda, filé de dorso, filé de lombo e membros. As características físico-químicas de perda de peso por cozimento (médias com variação de 38,99 a 42,28 %; força de cisalhamento (2,29 a 2,50 kgf e o componente de cor luminosidade (54,01 a 56,02 foram semelhantes nos diferentes cortes. O teor de vermelho foi mais elevado (PWith the objective of characterize the alligator swampland meat, a total of 20 parts (commercial cuts were taken of 5 carcass from these animals kept in captivity (Cáceres MT slaughtered with the weight ranged 2.5 to 3 Kg. The commercial cuts were tail filet, back filet, loin filet and members. The physical chemistry characterizes of weight loss (ranged means from 38.99 to 42.28% shear force (2.29 to 2.50 kgf and the color component luminosity (54.01 to 56.02 were similar in the different cuts. However, the tenor of red was higher (P0,05 among the cuts to total protein content. Therefore the results shows different in moisture, fat and ashes . The cut tail filet showed (P>0,05 higher fat percentage (0,54% than the others cuts loin filet, back filet and members (0,29; 0,40, and 0,34% respectively These results show that the meat of alligator presents cuts with appearance very clear, similar to the color of fish, and when cooked, presents high tenderness. Also the cuts shows low percentage of total lipids and the cut tail filet show to have more fat than the others cuts.

  5. Challenges to Malaysia’s National Security

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    royal regatta escorted by loyal Chinese warriors and accompanied by charming maids.4 This event was the beginning of the present " Baba and Nyonya ...Century there were two distinct groups of Chinese in Malaya. One consisted of the Baba - Nyonya or Straits Chinese, born and lived for the most part in...the Straits Settlements of Melaka and Penang Island, where their ancestors had come to enjoy the British law and order. The Babas (males) and the

  6. Crocodylian–chelonian carnivory

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    Predatory acts of the Recent Dwarf Caiman, Paleosuchus palpebrosus, preying on Red-eared Sliders, Trachemys scripta, are investigated with regard to bite traces left in the turtle shells and the technique applied by the caiman to crack open the carapace of the turtle. The caiman manipulated the t...... in rows; elongated scratch traces from the teeth scraping along the carapaces; and large crushed areas on the plastrons and carapaces from repeated bites applied to the same area. These are all traces that would be recognizable in fossil turtle material....

  7. Plant perception of β-aminobutyric acid is mediated by an aspartyl-tRNA synthetase

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    Luna, Estrella; van Hulten, Marieke; Zhang, Yuhua; Berkowitz, Oliver; López, Ana; Pétriacq, Pierre; Sellwood, Matthew A; Chen, Beining; Burrell, Mike; van de Meene, Allison; Pieterse, Corné M J; Flors, Victor; Ton, Jurriaan

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    Specific chemicals can prime the plant immune system for augmented defense. β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) is a priming agent that provides broad-spectrum disease protection. However, BABA also suppresses plant growth when applied in high doses, which has hampered its application as a crop defense activ

  8. Asian-Pacific Papers. Occasional Papers Number 10.

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    Sixteen papers are presented. Topics covered include language teaching, discourse analysis, code switching, phonetics, language and cultural identity, and descriptive and comparative studies. All presenters were from the Asia-Pacific area of the world. Papers include: "The Baba Malay Lexicon: Hokkien Loanwords in Baba Malay" (Anne…

  9. Proteomic analysis of B-aminobutyric acid priming and aba-induction of drought resistance in crabapple (Malus pumila): effect on general metabolism, the phenylpropanoid pathway and cell wall enzymes

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    In a variety of annual crops and model plants, the xenobiotic compound, DL-beta-aminobutyric acid (BABA), has been shown to enhance disease resistance and increase salt, drought, and thermotolerance. BABA does not activate stress genes directly but rather sensitizes plants to respond more quickly a...

  10. A Report on Five New Records of Nudibranch Molluscs from Korea

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    Full Text Available The Korean nudibranch faunal study has been conducted since 2011 and five species including Dermatobranchus otome Baba, 1992, Mexichromis festiva (Angas, 1864, Noumea nivalis Baba, 1937, Hoplodoris armata (Baba, 1993, and Okenia hiroi (Baba, 1938 were newly reported with re-descriptions and figures. Also, Noumea purpurea Baba, 1949 was re-described with illustrations because previous records for this species were given without a description. Two congeneric species in the genus Noumea could be distinguished by ground color, dorsal markings, color of the mantle edge and gills, and mantle and dorsal marking. In addition, mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI sequences of five species were provided for further molecular identification study. Consequently, a total of 43 species have been reported for the Korean nudibranch fauna.

  11. β-aminobutyric acid mediated drought stress alleviation in maize (Zea mays L.).

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    Shaw, Arun K; Bhardwaj, Pardeep K; Ghosh, Supriya; Roy, Sankhajit; Saha, Suman; Sherpa, Ang R; Saha, Samir K; Hossain, Zahed

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    The present study highlights the role of β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) in alleviating drought stress effects in maize (Zea mays L.). Chemical priming was imposed by pretreating 1-week-old plants with 600 μM BABA prior to applying drought stress. Specific activities of key antioxidant enzymes and metabolites (ascorbate and glutathione) levels of ascorbate-glutathione cycle were studied to unravel the priming-induced modulation of plant defense system. Furthermore, changes in endogenous ABA and JA concentrations as well as mRNA expressions of key genes involved in their respective biosynthesis pathways were monitored in BABA-primed (BABA+) and non-primed (BABA-) leaves of drought-challenged plants to better understand the mechanistic insights into the BABA-induced hormonal regulation of plant response to water-deficit stress. Accelerated stomatal closure, high relative water content, and less membrane damage were observed in BABA-primed leaves under water-deficit condition. Elevated APX and SOD activity in non-primed leaves found to be insufficient to scavenge all H2O2 and O2 (·-) resulting in oxidative burst as evident after histochemical staining with NBT and DAB. A higher proline accumulation in non-primed leaves also does not give much protection against drought stress. Increased GR activity supported with the enhanced mRNA and protein expressions might help the BABA-primed plants to maintain a high GSH pool essential for sustaining balanced redox status to counter drought-induced oxidative stress damages. Hormonal analysis suggests that in maize, BABA-potentiated drought tolerance is primarily mediated through JA-dependent pathway by the activation of antioxidant defense systems while ABA biosynthesis pathway also plays an important role in fine-tuning of drought stress response.

  12. Atomic force microscopy measurements reveal multiple bonds between Helicobacter pylori blood group antigen binding adhesin and Lewis b ligand.

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    Parreira, P; Shi, Q; Magalhaes, A; Reis, C A; Bugaytsova, J; Borén, T; Leckband, D; Martins, M C L

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    The strength of binding between the Helicobacter pylori blood group antigen-binding adhesin (BabA) and its cognate glycan receptor, the Lewis b blood group antigen (Le(b)), was measured by means of atomic force microscopy. High-resolution measurements of rupture forces between single receptor-ligand pairs were performed between the purified BabA and immobilized Le(b) structures on self-assembled monolayers. Dynamic force spectroscopy revealed two similar but statistically different bond populations. These findings suggest that the BabA may form different adhesive attachments to the gastric mucosa in ways that enhance the efficiency and stability of bacterial adhesion.

  13. Análise da cicatrização da bexiga com o uso do extrato aquoso da Orbignya phalerata (babaçu: estudo controlado em ratos Surgical blader wounds treated with Orbignya phalerata aqueous extract: controlled study in rats

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A cicatrização constitui processo complexo, envolvendo diferentes sistemas biológicos e imunológicos, sendo essencial para manter a integridade do organismo. Três fases bem definidas ocorrem: inflamatória, proliferativa e maturação. Falha ou prolongamento em uma delas pode resultar em retardo ou ausência da cicatrização. OBJETIVO: Analisar comparativamente as alterações histológicas proporcionadas pelo uso do extrato aquoso da Orbignya phalerata na cicatrização de lesões cirúrgicas da bexiga. MÉTODOS: Quarenta ratos da linhagem Wistar, adultos e machos foram utilizados. O procedimento experimental constituiu-se em incisão longitudinal de 2cm na bexiga e síntese em plano único com pontos separados de poliglactina 910 cinco zeros. Após este procedimento comum, os animais foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em dois subgrupos contendo 20 animais cada. No grupo controle não foi utilizada a substância Orbignya phalerata. No grupo-experimento utilizou-se solução aquosa de Orbignya phalerata na dose de 50mg/kg por via intraperitoneal. Os animais foram acompanhados e mortos em três e sete dias. Foi feita análise histológica comparativa entre os grupos. RESULTADOS: Os resultados mostraram que foi observada diferença estatística significante nas variáveis neoformação (p= 0,001 e proliferação fibroblástica (p= 0,010 nos subgrupos controle e experimento do 3º dia. Ainda no grupo experimento a neoformação capilar foi mais intensa que no grupo controle, apresentando significância estatística. No grupo de sete dias observou-se que as variáveis inflamação aguda (p= 0,001, inflamação crônica (p= 0,002 e proliferação fibroblástica (p=0,023 apresentaram significância estatística, sendo bem evidente a inflamação aguda no grupo controle. CONCLUSÃO: Foi observada homogeneidade no fator tempo da cicatrização nos grupos experimento e controle sendo mais rápida no grupo experimento. Houve efeito favorecedor cicatrizante na utilização do extrato aquoso do mesocarpo da Orbignya phalerata na bexiga do ratos.INTRODUCTION: Wound healing is a complex process that deals with different biological and immunological systems and is essential to keep the organism integrity. Three well-defined phases occur: inflammatory, proliferative and maturation. A failure or lengthy phase may result in a delay or absence of it. PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to analyse comparatively the histological alteration provided by the use of the aqueous extract of Orbignya phalerata, in the healing process of bladder surgical wounds. METHODS: Forty adult, male Wistar rats were used. The experimental procedure consisted of a longitudinal 2cm long bladder incision and single layer interrupted suture of 5-0 poliglactine 910. Post-operatively, the rats were randomly divided into two groups of 20. The substance was not used in the control group. The Orbignya phalerata aqueous solution was used in the study group. The animals were observed and killed three and seven days later. Comparative histological analysis was accomplished between the groups. Resuts: Significant statistical differences were observed in the neo-formation variables (p= 0,001, chronic inflammation (p= 0,002 and fibroblastic proliferation (p= 0,023. Acute inflammation was very evident in the control group. CONCLUSION: The time factor of wound healing showed homogeneity between experimental and control groups, however faster in the experimental one. The Orbignya phalerata had a favoring healing effect in the surgical incision on rats bladder.

  14. Avaliação da implantação de uma unidade de extração do óleo do coco babaçu para o desenvolvimento sustentável de comunidades tradicionais da região amazônica

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    Resumo: A sustentabilidade pode ser alcançada quando um projeto é ecologicamente correto, economicamente viável, socialmente justo e culturalmente aceito. Desta forma, o desenvolvimento de comunidades tradicionais, como indígenas e quilombolas, pode ter melhor sucesso quando baseado nesta filosofia. A situação social da comunidade de Axixá do Tocantins e seu potencial de gerar renda foram avaliados para proposição de uma atividade econômica que melhorasse a sustentabilidade do município. Para...

  15. Parental communication and perceived parental attitudes about sexuality among Turkish college students / Türk üniversite öğrencileri arasında cinsellikle ilgili konularda anne ve babayla iletişim ve algılanan anne baba tutumları

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    Nursel TOPKAYA

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThis current study was conducted to examine parental communication and perceived parental attitudes about sexuality with respect to gender among Turkish college students. Moreover, attitudes toward premarital sexuality with respect to gender were explored. A demographic data form, premarital sexual permissiveness scale, parental communication about sexuality scale and parental attitudes about sexuality scale were administered to 366 (217 female and 148 male college students, aged 18 to 26. The results indicated that females held more conservative premarital sexual attitudes than males; females talked to their mothers, while males talked to their fathers more about sexuality issues. Furthermore, the results demonstrated that gender was significant on the perceived maternal attitudes about sexuality, whereas perceived paternal attitudes about sexuality were not found to be significant with respect to gender. Future research is needed to explore variables that may contribute to the differences in parental communication and perceived parental attitudes about sexuality.

  16. Galatheoid squat lobsters (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura from Korean waters

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    Jung Nyun Kim

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Ten species of Galatheoidea (squat lobsters, belonging to two families, were collected in the Korean exclusive economic zone: Galathea balssi Miyake and Baba, 1964, Galathea orientalis Stimpson, 1858, Galathea pubescens Stimpson, 1858, and Galathea rubromaculata Miyake and Baba, 1967 belonging to Galatheidae; Bathymunida brevirostris Yokoya, 1933, Cervimunida princeps Benedict, 1902, Munida caesura Macpherson and Baba, 1993, Munida japonica Stimpson, 1858, Munida pherusa Macpherson and Baba, 1993, and Paramunida scabra (Henderson, 1885 belonging to Munididae. The present study comprises the morphological description of these ten species, including drawings and color photographs, a brief review of their regional records, and a key for their identification. Although all species are common in Japanese waters, G. balssi, G. rubromaculata, B. brevirostris, C. princeps, M. caesura, and M. pherusa are new to Korean marine fauna.

  17. Galatheid squat lobster species from Chinese waters

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    Dong, Chao; Li, Xinzheng

    2013-11-01

    Five galatheid squat lobster species belonging to four genera of two galatheid families are reported for the first time from Chinese waters, namely Lauriea simulata Macpherson and Robainas-Barcia, 2013, Phylladiorhynchus ikedai (Miyake and Baba, 1965), Phylladiorhynchus integrirostris (Dana, 1852), Babamunida sp., and Raymunida elegantissima (de Man, 1902). The genera Lauriea Baba, 1971 and Babamunida Cabezas, Macpherson, and Machordom, 2008 have not previously been recorded from Chinese waters.

  18. DL-β-aminobutyric acid-induced resistance in soybean against Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae.

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    Full Text Available Priming can improve plant innate capability to deal with the stresses caused by both biotic and abiotic factors. In this study, the effect of DL-β-amino-n-butyric acid (BABA against Aphis glycines Matsumura, the soybean aphid (SA was evaluated. We found that 25 mM BABA as a root drench had minimal adverse impact on plant growth and also efficiently protected soybean from SA infestation. In both choice and non-choice tests, SA number was significantly decreased to a low level in soybean seedlings drenched with 25 mM BABA compared to the control counterparts. BABA treatment resulted in a significant increase in the activities of several defense enzymes, such as phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL, peroxidase (POX, polyphenol oxidase (PPO, chitinase (CHI, and β-1, 3-glucanase (GLU in soybean seedlings attacked by aphid. Meanwhile, the induction of 15 defense-related genes by aphid, such as AOS, CHS, MMP2, NPR1-1, NPR1-2, and PR genes, were significantly augmented in BABA-treated soybean seedlings. Our study suggest that BABA application is a promising way to enhance soybean resistance against SA.

  19. Induction of Direct or Priming Resistance against Botrytis cinerea in Strawberries by β-Aminobutyric Acid and Their Effects on Sucrose Metabolism.

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    Wang, Kaituo; Liao, Yunxia; Xiong, Qi; Kan, Jianquan; Cao, Shifeng; Zheng, Yonghua

    2016-07-27

    The specific forms of disease resistance induced by β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) and their impacts on sucrose metabolism of postharvest strawberries were determined in the present research. Treatment with 10-500 mmol L(-1) BABA inhibited the Botrytis cinerea infection, possibly directly by suppressing the fungus growth and indirectly by triggering disease resistance. Moreover, BABA-induced resistance against B. cinerea infection in strawberries was associated with either one of two mechanisms, depending upon the concentration used: BABA at concentrations higher than 100 mmol L(-1) directly induced the defense response, including a H2O2 burst, modulation of the expression of PR genes, including FaPR1, FaChi3, Faβglu, and FaPAL, and increased activities of chitinase, β-1,3-glucanase, and PAL, whereas BABA at 10 mmol L(-1) activated a priming response because the BABA-treated fruits exhibited an increased capacity to express molecular defense only when the fruits were inoculated with B. cinerea. Activation of the priming defense appeared almost as effective against B. cinerea as inducing direct defense. However, the primed strawberries maintained higher activities of SS synthesis and SPS and SPP enzymes) and lower level of SS cleavage during the incubation; these activities contributed to higher sucrose, fructose, and glucose contents, sweetness index, and sensory scores compared to fruits exhibiting the direct defense. Thus, it is plausible that the priming defense, which can be activated by BABA at relatively low concentrations, represents an optimal strategy for combining the advantages of enhanced disease protection and soluble sugar accumulation.

  20. Masendav pilguheit Ida-Saksamaa lähiajaloole / Aare Ermel

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    Ermel, Aare, 1957-2013

    2006-01-01

    10. PÖFFi filme: Sakslase Florian Henkel von Donnersmarcki debüütlavastus, äsja parimaks Euroopa filmiks tunnistatud "Teiste elu" ("Das Leben der Anderen"), mehhiklase Guillermo Del Toro "Paani labürint" ("El laberinto del fauno", Mehhiko - Hispaania 2006), itaallase Nanni Moretti "Kaiman" ("The Caiman")

  1. H. pylori clinical isolates have diverse babAB genotype distributions over different topographic sites of stomach with correlation to clinical disease outcomes

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    Sheu Shew-Meei

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Intragenomic recombination between babA and babB mediates antigenic variations and may help H. pylori colonization. This study determined whether variable genotypes of babA and babB correlate to different clinical disease outcomes, and can distribute over the different gastric niches. Results This study enrolled 92 clinical strains (45 from peptic ulcer, 27 from gastritis, and 20 from gastric cancer to detect whether the babA and babB are at locus A or B by PCR reactions using the primers designed from the upstream and variable region of the babA and babB genes. Four genotypes of babA and babB (A B, AB B, A AB, AB AB were found. The distribution of the 4 genotypes in 92 clinical strains was significantly different among patients with different gastric diseases (p vs. 9.7%, p p p > 0.05. Besides, the study enrolled 19 patients to verify whether variable genotypes of babAB existed in the different gastric niches. Among the patients infected with more than one babAB genotypes over antrum and corpus, there were higher rate of genotypes as A B or AB AB in isolates from antrum than in those from corpus (75.0 % vs. 16.7%, p  Conclusions The H. pylori isolate with the AB AB genotype correlates with an increased gastric cancer risk, and colonize in an antrum predominant manner.

  2. Structural Insights into Polymorphic ABO Glycan Binding by Helicobacter pylori.

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    Moonens, Kristof; Gideonsson, Pär; Subedi, Suresh; Bugaytsova, Jeanna; Romaõ, Ema; Mendez, Melissa; Nordén, Jenny; Fallah, Mahsa; Rakhimova, Lena; Shevtsova, Anna; Lahmann, Martina; Castaldo, Gaetano; Brännström, Kristoffer; Coppens, Fanny; Lo, Alvin W; Ny, Tor; Solnick, Jay V; Vandenbussche, Guy; Oscarson, Stefan; Hammarström, Lennart; Arnqvist, Anna; Berg, Douglas E; Muyldermans, Serge; Borén, Thomas; Remaut, Han

    2016-01-13

    The Helicobacter pylori adhesin BabA binds mucosal ABO/Le(b) blood group (bg) carbohydrates. BabA facilitates bacterial attachment to gastric surfaces, increasing strain virulence and forming a recognized risk factor for peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. High sequence variation causes BabA functional diversity, but the underlying structural-molecular determinants are unknown. We generated X-ray structures of representative BabA isoforms that reveal a polymorphic, three-pronged Le(b) binding site. Two diversity loops, DL1 and DL2, provide adaptive control to binding affinity, notably ABO versus O bg preference. H. pylori strains can switch bg preference with single DL1 amino acid substitutions, and can coexpress functionally divergent BabA isoforms. The anchor point for receptor binding is the embrace of an ABO fucose residue by a disulfide-clasped loop, which is inactivated by reduction. Treatment with the redox-active pharmaceutic N-acetylcysteine lowers gastric mucosal neutrophil infiltration in H. pylori-infected Le(b)-expressing mice, providing perspectives on possible H. pylori eradication therapies.

  3. ESTUDOS FÍSICO-QUÍMICOS DO ÓLEO DE BABAÇU BRUTO (Orbignya phalerata Mart.) E DE UM SUBPRODUTO DA ETAPA DE DEGOMAGEM DO PROCESSO DE REFINO

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    Luz, Djavania A.; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Machado, Kedma Rejane G.; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Pinheiro, Renilma S.; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Maciel, Adeilton P.; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA; Souza, Antônio G.; Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB; Silva, Fernando C.; Universidade Federal do Maranhão - UFMA

    2011-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar físico-quimicamente tanto o óleo bruto de babaçu (Orbignya phalerata Mart.), quanto ao subproduto (borra) gerado pela primeira etapa do refino - Degomagem. Os resultados encontrados nas análises físico-químicas para o óleo bruto de babaçu e para a borra resultante do processo de degomagem foram satisfatórios, podendo-se garantir que este resíduo está apto para a extração de lecitinas, atribuindo desta maneira valor econômico ao mesmo.Palavras-chav...

  4. New Records of Four Doridoidean Nudibranchs from Korea

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    Daewui Jung

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Specimens of nudibranchs have been surveyed by scuba diving from 9 localities along the Korean coast. By examination of morphological characteristics, four species in the superfamily Doridoidea which are new to Korea were identified, and re-described: Thorunna florens (Baba, 1949, Diaulula sandiegensis (Cooper, 1863, Jorunna parva (Baba, 1938, and Doris odhneri (MacFarland, 1966. In addition, radulae of three species were observed and photographed by using scanning electron microscopy. As a result of the study, 16 species of doridoidean nudibranch are now known from Korean waters.

  5. Mehhiko filmikunst toob Cannes'i värskeid tuuli / Annika Koppel

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    Koppel, Annika

    2006-01-01

    Cannes'i filmifestival. Nähtud filmidest : soomlase Aki Kaurismäki "Äärelinna tuled" ("Laitakaupungin valot"), hispaanlase Pedro Almodovari "Volver" ("Tagasitulek"), inglase Ken Loach'i "Tuul sasib odrapõldu" ("The Wind that Shakes the Barely"), türklase Nuri Bilge Ceylani "Kliima", itaallase Nanni Moretti "Kaiman" ("The Caiman"), mehhiklase Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu USA mängufilm Brad Pitt'iga peaosas "Paabel" ("Babel")

  6. Evaluación mineralógica semi-cuantitativa de las cortezas de meteorización no niquelíferas en la región nororiental de Cuba

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    Gerardo Orozco-Melgar

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio presenta una evaluación mineralógica semi-cuantitativa de las cortezas de meteorización no niquelíferas en las áreas de Baconal, El Culebro, Caimanes y Farallones en la región nororiental de Cuba. El objetivo principal del presente trabajo es determinar las principales fases minerales, su distribución, concentración y grado de transformación de los minerales en los perfiles de meteorización. Las muestras, 16 en total, se analizaron mediante Difracción de Rayos X; los resultados se procesaron con los programas ANALYZE y AUTOQUAN. El grado de transformación de los minerales en relación con la distribución, concentración de las fases y el avance de la meteorización se determinó por el Índice Mineralógico de Alteración. Las principales fases minerales presentes en Baconal y El Culebro son caolinita (50-75%, caolinita- montmorillonita (50-75%,cuarzo (25-50%, plagioclasas, principalmente albita (25-50% y hematita (<10%. En Caimanes y Farallones las fases principales son caolinita hematita, cuarzo, feldespatos potásicos, principalmente ortoclasa, todos en más de un 50-75%. También están presentes la halloysita (<10% y montmorillonita (<10%. Se evidencia una transformación mineral extrema en los horizontes intermedios y superiores en Baconal, El Culebro y Caimanes (Índice Mineralógico de Alteración con valores entre 29 y 98%. Esta transformación también se observa en el perfil completo de Farallones (98-99%. Se concluye que las cortezas de meteorización en Baconal, El Culebro, Caimanes y Farallones son principalmente arcillas caoliníticas.

  7. The Authority and Charismas of Jack Ma's Leadership

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    陈希

    2014-01-01

    Jack Ma is the top manager of Ali Baba group, with a strong leadership. He mixes autocratic leadership and charismatic leadership together. The powers he used are from his position, the reward system of the company and the charismas to gain his leading power. In addition, he uses his charismas and his achievements to win the trust of the employees, which develop his leadership.

  8. Resistance to Citrus Canker in Key/Mexican Lime Induced by β-Aminobutyric Acid and Green Tea

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Citrus bacterial canker, caused by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xcc, is a destructive disease. So far used chemicals to control this pathogen are either not effective or have harmful effects on the environment. To improve control of this disease, lime (Citrus aurantifolia plants inoculated with Xcc were treated with β-Aminobutyric Acid (BABA, ascorbic acid (vitamin C, thiamin (vitamin B1, green tea (Camellia sinensis, copper oxychloride and distilled water. Lesion diameters of inoculated leaves were evaluated twenty days after treatment. The results showed that BABA and green tea had inhibitory effects on disease development. None of the agents used for plant treatment had direct antimicrobial activity on Xcc, except copper oxychloride. This indicated that the inhibitory effects of BABA and green tea resulted from strengthening the defense capacities of the plant. To support this claim, partial coding sequences of Pathogenesis-Related (PR genes from lime were cloned and sequenced. Analysis of PR gene expression showed increased mRNA levels of β-1,3-glucanase and chitinase, during disease development. Reduction in lesion size and lack of antimicrobial activity indicate that BABA and green tea might be useful treatments against Xcc infection.

  9. Robotic Thyroidectomy and Infection

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    2015-01-01

    Oncoplastic surgery is constantly improved because of increasing rates of thyroid cancer and requirement of a good cosmesis in those patients in order to eliminate a large neck scar. Bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) provides a symmetric and good view during the procedure. Follow-up studies show that permanent hypoparathyroidism (hypocalcemia) and laryngeal nerve damage (hoarseness) may be observed as postoperative complications.

  10. Theoretical improvements for luminosity monitoring at low energies

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    Gluza, Janusz; Gunia, Michal [Uniwersytet Slaski, Katowice (Poland). Inst. of Physics and Chemistry of Metals; Riemann, Tord [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany); Worek, Malgorzata [Bergische Univ., Wuppertal (Germany). Fachbereich Physik

    2012-01-15

    A comparison of theoretical results on NNLO leptonic and hadronic corrections to Bhabha scattering with the Monte Carlo generator BabaYaga rate at NLO used at meson factories is given. Complete NLO virtual corrections to the e{sup +}e{sup -}{yields}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}{gamma} process are discussed.

  11. Optimizing chemically induced resistance in tomato against Botrytis cinerea

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    Luna, Estrella; Beardon, Emily G; Ravnskov, Sabine

    2016-01-01

    resistance in tomato against Botrytis cinerea. In addition, we have studied non-target effects on plant growth and root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Germinating seeds for one week in BABA- or JA-containing solutions promoted seed germination efficiency, did not affect plant growth...

  12. 75 FR 29766 - Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing

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    ... a patient with hereditary Birt-Hogg-Dube' (BHD) syndrome and companion cell line UOK257-2 in which... the human Birt-Hogg- Dub gene pathway. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2008 Jan 15;180(2):100-109. 2. Baba...

  13. Technical specifications on the welding in fuel reprocessing plants

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    Karino, Motonobu; Uryu, Mitsuru; Matsui, N.; Nakazawa, Fumio; Imanishi, Makoto; Koizumi; Kazuhiko; Sugawara, Junichi; Tanaka, Hideo

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    The past specifications SGN of the welding in JNC was reexamined for the reprocessing plants in order to further promote the quality control. The specification first concerns the quality of raw materials, items of the quality tests, material management, and qualification standards of the welders. It extends over details of the welding techniques, welding design, welding testings, inspection and the judgment standards. (H. Baba)

  14. Kanuti gildi saalis toimub kuni 24. XI festival "Continental Breakfast Tallinn"

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    2005-01-01

    Korraldajad: Anders Härm, Priit Raud. 4. XI Tellervo Kalleineni (Soome) performance "Lase mind/Let me". 5. XI Saralundeni (Sara Lunden, Rootsi) muusikaline performance "Sweet Beat Tour". 8. ja 9. XI esineb babaLAN (Vlado Gotvan Repnik, Sloveenia) multimeedia-performance'iga

  15. Festivalipäevik Kanutist II / Anu Allas, Margit Tõnson, Margaret Tali

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    Allas, Anu, 1977-

    2005-01-01

    Tallinnas Kanuti Gildi saalis kestab 2.-24. novembrini 2005 a. "Continental Breakfast" Tallinn ehk rahvusvaheline NU Performance festival. 9. novembril esineb BabaLAN (Vlado Gotvan Repnik, Sloveenia ) multimeedia-performance'iga. Eva Meyer Kelleri performance "Surm on kindel" (esitaja Irina Müller)

  16. Influence of the palm tree species on the variability of Rhodnius nasutus Stål, 1859 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae).

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    Dias, Fernando Braga Stehling; Paula, Alexandre Silva de; Belisário, Carlota Josefovicz; Lorenzo, Marcelo Gustavo; Bezerra, Cláudia Mendonça; Harry, Myriam; Diotaiuti, Liléia

    2011-07-01

    This work evaluated the occurrence and genetic structure of Rhodnius nasutus sampled in two sites using morphometry and microsatellites. These sites, presented distinct abiotic features and palm trees: (i) nine Attalea speciosa palm trees, so called babaçu, were sampled from the Meruoca Mountain Ridge, a sloping region of reminiscent forest in the state of Ceará, Brazil, and (ii) 17 Copernicia prunifera palm trees, so called carnaúba, were sampled in the scrub savanna region (Sobral district) that surrounds the mountain ridge. Of the twenty-six palm trees dissected, 70.6% of carnauba and 88.9% of babaçu were infested by R. nasutus. The micro-climatic data where R. nasutus were sheltered demonstrated that the babaçu and carnaúba palm trees presented significant differences (p < 0.05) in relation to the external environment, except for temperature and relative humidity regulation, suggesting that the architecture of the babaçu crown keeps a more stable micro-environment. The morphometric studies of the F1 generation demonstrated that insects from the babaçu (A. speciosa) were significantly larger (p = 0.000) than those collected in carnaúba (C. prunifera) palm trees. Also, microsatellite analysis demonstrated a high genetic differentiation between the two groups of R. nasutus (R(st) = -0.77). Our results suggest that the difference in size between the populations is probably related to an incipient process of genetic drift in populations associated to each palm tree, probably also driven by the different climatic features observed in these micro-environments.

  17. Five new species of philometrid nematodes (Philometridae) from marine fishes off Java, Indonesia.

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    Moravec, Frantisek; Walter, Thorsten; Yuniar, Asri Trisnani

    2012-06-01

    Based on light and scanning electron microscopical studies, the following five species of the Philometridae (Nematoda: Dracunculoidea) are described from female specimens collected from marine fishes off the southwestern coast of Java, Indonesia: Philometra lobotidis sp. n. from the abdominal cavity of the Atlantic tripletail Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch) (Lobotidae, Perciformes); Philometra javaensis sp. n. from the abdominal cavity of the immaculate puffer Arothron immaculatus (Bloch et Schneider) (Tetraodontidae, Tetraodontiformes); Philometra psettoditis sp. n. from the musculature of the Indian spiny turbot Psettodes erumei (Bloch et Schneider) (Psettodidae, Pleuronectiformes); Philometroides indonesiensis sp. n. from the musculature of the hound needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus crocodilus (Péron et Lesueur) (Belonidae, Beloniformes); and Philometroides trichiuri sp. n. from the dorsal fin of the largehead hairtail Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus (type host) and the savalai hairtail Lepturacanthus savala (Cuvier) (both Trichiuridae, Perciformes). All these new species are distinguished from their congeners parasitizing marine fishes by morphological (mainly the shape and structure of the cephalic and caudal ends and of the oesophagus) and biometrical features. Besides previously known Philometra pellucida (Jägerskiöld, 1893) and Philometra ocularis Moravec, Ogawa, Suzuki, Miyazaki et Donai, 2002, they are the only nominal philometrid species recorded from Indonesian waters.

  18. Mothers’ access to supportive hospital services after the loss of a baby through stillbirth or neonatal death

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    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Every year, 3-5% of pregnant mothers in South Africa lose their babies to a stillbirth or neonatal death. These mothers need adequate services to prevent complications in their grieving process. Most of these babies are lost in hospital settings, so the treatment medical staff provide is vital. This study examined mothers’ experiences of accessing hospital, religious, formal and social services after a stillbirth or neonatal death. An exploratory research design was used to conduct applied research. A semi-structured interview schedule was used with a sample of 15 mothers who had lost a baby in the last 5 years. The findings were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. The primary focus of this article is the quantitative findings relating to hospital services. The sample was small and these results cannot be generalised, but some conclusions are reached and recommendations are made to service providers in hospitals working with mothers who have lost babies. Mothers generally experienced the support services from hospitals as inadequate, compared to what hospitals could offer. Mothers that receive support after the loss of a baby generally cope better. This support thus assists them in the grieving process. Hospital staff can be trained to provide these services. Opsomming In Suid-Afrika verloor 3-5% swanger moeders hulle babas deur stilgeboorte of neonatale dood. Hierdie moeders benodig voldoende dienste om komplikasies in die rouproses te verhoed. Die behandeling deur mediese personeel is uiters belangrik omdat die meeste van dié babas in ‘n hospitaalopset sterf. Hierdie studie het moeders se ervarings van die toeganklikheid van hospitaal-, godsdienstige, formele en sosiale dienste na die dood van hulle babas deur stilgeboorte of neonatale dood ondersoek. Toegepaste navorsing is met behulp van ‘n verkennende navorsingsontwerp gedoen. ‘n Semi-gestruktureerde onderhoudskedule is gebruik met ‘n steekproef van 15 moeders wat

  19. Cartooning Humor: How Arabs are Laughably Derided in Animations

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    Mohamed Belamghari

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Some animated movies use humor to capture the full attention of its audience. In so doing, the movie’s messages have become a great concern for many theorists and critics by virtue of the idea that a movie can be a repository of ideologies meant to construct a certain type of easy-going and noncritical audience. This paper, therefore, takes the example of Max Fleischer’s Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba and his Forty Thieves (1937 and Robert Clampett’s Ali Baba Bound (1941 as its case studies aiming at spotting the different manifestations of humor, taking Arabs as its subject-matter, becoming a leaked ideology and taming the discourse that is amplified, manipulated, and delivered to the Western public in unwarrantable ways compared to the imagery of Westerners.

  20. Sexually Transmitted Diseases on Bipartite Graph

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    Wen, Luo-Sheng; Zhong, Jiang; Yang, Xiao-Fan

    2009-01-01

    We study the susceptible-infected-susceptible (SIS) epidemic model on bipartite graph. According to the difference of sex conception in western and oriental nations, we construct the Barabási Albert-Barabási Albert (BA-BA) model and Barabási-Albert Homogeneity (BA-HO) model for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Applying the rate equation approach, the positive equilibria of both models are given analytically. We find that the ratio between infected females and infected males is distinctly different in both models and the infected density in the BA-HO model is much less than that in the BA-BA model. These results explain that the countries with small ratio have less infected density than those with large ratio. Our numerical simulations verify these theoretical results.

  1. Sexually Transmitted Diseases on Bipartite Graph

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    WEN Luo-Sheng; ZHONG Jiang; YANG Xiao-Fan

    2009-01-01

    We study the susceptible-infected-susceptible (SIS) epidemic model on bipartite graph. According to the dif-ference of sex conception in western and oriental nations, we construct the Barabasi Albert-Barabasi Albert (BA-BA) model and Barabasi-Albert Homogeneity (BA-HO) model for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Applying the rate equation approach, the positive equilibria of both models are given analytically. We lind that the ratio between infected females and infected males is distinctly different in both models and the infected den-sity in the BA-HO model is much less than that in the BA-BA model. These results explain that the countries with small ratio have less infected density than those with large ratio. Our numerical simulations verify these theoretical results.

  2. Regulation of Calcium on Resistance to Botrytis cinerea and Activities of Defensive Enzymes Induced by β-aminobutyric Acid in Tomato Leaves%钙素对β-氨基丁酸诱导番茄抗灰霉病和防御酶活性的调控作用

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    余朝阁; 周娣; 吕亭辉; 李天来

    2016-01-01

    In order to reveal the relationship between regulation of calcium on induced resistance by β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) and defense enzymes activities in tomato, changes of resistance and defense enzymes activities induced by BABA were investigated systematically after sprayed calcium or its antagonist on the plants. Results showed that: Resistance to gray mould was improved significantly after painted tomato leaves with BABA. Thus, disease index between treated and un-treated leaves of induced group was lower than that of control group 35.4% and 23.9% respectively. Moreover, induced resistance was farther enhanced by exogenous Ca2+ and disease index of BABA+Ca treatment group was lower than that of control group 53.6% and 34.4% in treated and un-treated leaves. But it was restrained badly by Ca2+ chelator as EGTA or the plasmalemma Ca2+ channel blocker as LaCl3. Activities of defensive enzymes such as PAL, PPO, POD and CAT in treated-leave and untreated-leave also rose after treated the plant with BABA. This response was promoted by exterior calcium while suppressed by the inhibitor of Ca2+such as EGTA and La3+ in a general way. However, activities of SOD induced by BABA were not regulated by calcium or inhibitor of Ca2+. Consequently, modulating of calcium on resistance to tomato gray mould induced by BABA may has relations with activities of some important defensive enzymes such as PAL, PPO, POD and CAT in tomato leaves.%为研究钙对β-氨基丁酸(BABA)诱导番茄抗病性的调控与防御酶活性的关系,本研究通过外源增钙和缺钙处理,系统探索β-氨基丁酸诱导的番茄抗病性和主要防御酶活性的变化。结果表明:用β-氨基丁酸处理番茄叶片后,处理叶片及其上位非处理叶片对灰霉病的抗性均显著增强,二者病情指数比对照分别降低35.4%和23.9%;外源Ca2+可以显著促进BABA诱导的番茄抗病程度,用BABA诱导同时外源喷施Ca2+,番茄诱导叶和非诱导叶的

  3. Konjenital Sifilis: Olgu Sunumu

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    Taştan, Yücel; Nasıroğlu, Ömer; Çam, Halit; Akgün, Gülçin; Demirli, Nilgün; İlter, Özdemir

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    Konjenital sifilis saptanan ve merkezi sinir sistemi tutulumu olan 12 saatlik erkek yenidoğan sunulmuştur Hastanın anne ve babasının ikinci dönem sifilis oldukları belirlenmiştir Amacımız konjenital sifilisi hatırlatmak ve korunmanın önemini vurgulamaktır Anahtar kelimeler: Sifilis Yenidoğan Nörosifilis

  4. Centrality Measures of Dynamic Social Networks

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    adapt to the disruption. In the future, I plan to incorporate these additional topics with a secondary case study of the more complex Enron data set...Army Research Laboratory: Aberdeen Proving Ground, 2012. 4. Diesner, J.; Carley, K.M. Exploration of Communication Networks from the Enron Email...Refinement of the Ali Baba Data Set; ARL-TN- 0476; U.S. Army Research Laboratory: Aberdeen Proving Ground, 2012. 16. Cohen, W. Enron Email Dataset

  5. Progress in spin dynamics solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance with the application of Floquet-Magnus expansion to chemical shift anisotropy.

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    Mananga, Eugene Stephane

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    The purpose of this article is to present an historical overview of theoretical approaches used for describing spin dynamics under static or rotating experiments in solid state nuclear magnetic resonance. The article gives a brief historical overview for major theories in nuclear magnetic resonance and the promising theories. We present the first application of Floquet-Magnus expansion to chemical shift anisotropy when irradiated by BABA pulse sequence.

  6. Effects of strategic versus tactical instructions on adaptation to changing contingencies in children with adhd.

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    This study examined the effects of two types of instructions on the academic responding of 4 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Tactical instructions specified how to distribute responding between two concurrently available sets of math problems associated with different variable-interval schedules of reinforcement. Strategic instructions provided a strategy to determine the best way to distribute responding. Instruction conditions were counterbalanced in an ABAB/BABA rev...

  7. The effectiveness of the auditory steady state response in diagnosing hearing loss in infants

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    Full Text Available This paper aims to provide a review of the emerging Auditory Steady State Response in light of existing procedures for diagnosis of hearing loss in infants. Opsomming Hierdie artikel poog om ‘n oorsig te verskaf van die opkomende Ouditief Standhoudende Respons teenoor huidige prosedures wat gebruik word om gehoorverlies in babas en jong kinders te diagnoseer. *Please note: This is a reduced version of the abstract. Please refer to PDF for full text.

  8. American Who Spied against Their Country Since World War 2

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    officers were John Walker Jr., Joseph Helmich , Jr., and James Hall Il1. Stephen Baba, the youngest officer, was a junior electronics material officer...seven spies who were paid between $100,000 and $1,000,000 were William Bell, James Hall Il1, James Harper, Jr., Joseph Helmich , Jr., Edward Howard...Conrad, Nelson Drummond, George French, George Gessner, James Harper, Jr., Joseph Helmich , Jr., Daulton Lee, Ronald Pelton, Jonathan Pollard, Arthur

  9. The Future of US-Pakistan Relations

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    India) in 1947 resulted in the Union of India. The subsequent partition of India ignited communal violence, displaced an estimated 12.5 million...40s). However, in spite of Western influences, the true prime mover for Pakistan “in South Asia was Muhammad Ali Jinnah , also known as Baba-e-Quam...the father of the country) or Quaid-e-Azam (the great leader). Jinnah and his Muslim League Party spearheaded the drive to independence.”29 On

  10. User Manual and Installation Guide for the Graph Matching Toolkit (GMT) Version 1.0

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    does not display a currently valid OMB control number. PLEAS E DO NO T RETURN YO UR FO RM TO TH E ABO VE ADDRESS. 1. REPORT DATE (DD-MM-YYYY...tested on multiple operating system platforms. GMT interfaces with the graph matching algorithm via flat files and stores the subgraph query in a GraphML...Different Heights and Different Spreads. Expert Systems With Applications 2009, 36 (3), 6833–6842. 7. Jaworowski, M.; Pavlak, S. Ali Baba Data Set

  11. What can two years of monitoring tell us about Venezuelan coral reefs? the Southern Tropical America Node of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (STA-GCRMN).

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    Cróquer, Aldo; Debrot, Denise; Klein, Eduardo; Kurten, Martina; Rodríguez, Sebastian; Bastidas, Carolina

    2010-05-01

    In spite of their economic importance, coral reef communities of the world are rapidly decreasing, and an adequate management planification is needed. The benthic and fish communities of Dos Mosquises Sur and Madrizqui at Los Roques National Park, and Caiman and Cayo Norte at Morrocoy National Park, in Venezuela were monitored during 2003 and 2004. The CARICOMP method was used to describe the benthic community, and the AGRRA protocol was applied to the fish community assessment. The benthic cover of five broad living categories (i.e. corals, algae, sponge and octocorals) differed across the sites (Nested ANOVA, p Curtis), whereas Caiman differed greatly (57- 68%) from all other sites. The cover of hard coral, algae, sponges and octocorals was similar between 2003 and 2004 in all four sites. Similarly, the fish community structure of both parks did not change over time, and was dominated by herbivores (Pomacentridac, Scaridae and Acanthuridae). However, commercially important carnivores (e.g. Lutjanids and Serranids) were more abundant in Los Roques than in Morrocoy. Although it was expected that the benthic cover and fish community would reflect greater differences between Los Roques and Morrocoy, only the fish community appeared healthier in Los Roques, whereas Cayo Norte (Morrocoy), had a coral cover similar or higher than both sites of Los Roques. Thus, our results suggest that in Venezuela, oceanic reef sites are not necessarily 'healthier' (i.e. higher coral cover) than land-influenced coral communities. The addition of three new sites and the reincorporation of Caiman has improved and expanded the monitoring capabilities in Venezuela and it represents the first step towards the consolidation of a coral reef monitoring program for the country.

  12. Preliminary report on the intestinal parasites and their diversity in captive Chinese alligators.

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    Zhao, Jinhong; Zhou, Yongkang; Wang, Shaosheng; Tu, Genjun; Tang, Xiaoniu; Wu, Xiaobing

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    Objetivo: Aunque los parásitos intestinales son comúnmente detectados en los cocodrilos salvajes o en criados en cautividad en otras partes del mundo, existen muy pocos informes el caso concreto del caimán chino criado en cautividad (Alligator sinensis), ya que sólo están distribuidos en las zonas del sur del río Yangtze. El presente trabajo fue realizado para investigar los parásitos intestinales y su diversidad en las especies de cocodrilo chino. Métodos: En mayo y octubre de 2013, se recopilaron aleatoriamente un total de 328 muestras fecales de caimanes chinos en cautividad de un centro de cría en el sur de la provincia de Anhui. Resultados: Fueron identificados tres géneros de protozoos (Entaoeba, Eimeria e Isospora), cinco géneros de nematodos (Ascaris, Dujardin Ascaris, Capillaria, Toxocara y Strongylus), dos géneros de trematodos (Echinostoma y Clonorchis) y dos familias de trematodos (Schistosomatidae y Cryptogonimidae), de los cuales la mayor prevalencia correspondió a Dujardin Ascaris y producían la mayor tasa de infección (14,33%); entaoeba se situó en el segundo puesto (13,11%). El número de especies, índice de riqueza, índice de diversidad y de equitatividad fue superior en los meses de julio y agosto, y éstos, relativamente más para caimanes jóvenes y sub-adultos. Conclusiones: Nuestros resultados apuntan la prevalencia de la infección por parásitos intestinales en caimanes chinos en cautividad y ello exige nuestra atención, ya sea para controlar o prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad parasitaria intestinal a los seres humanos, o para la conservación de esta especie en peligro de extinción.

  13. Helicobacter pylori and Its Virulence Factors' Effect on Serum Oxidative DNA Damages in Adults With Dyspepsia

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    Full Text Available Helicobacter Pylori infection is a common gastrointestinal infection that can cause pathological effects, increase oxidative stress and induce an inflammatory response in gastric mucosa. Inflammatory aspects may prompt the production of radical oxygen substance (ROS which may damage cells and release 8-hydroxydyoxyguanosine (8-OHdG to serum. In this study, we evaluate the prevalence of H. pylori virulence factors and the association between serum level of 8-OHdG, H. pylori infection, and its various virulence factors. The presence of H. pylori and prevalence of cagA, babA and oipA genes in samples were determined by rapid urease test (RUT, histopathological exam (HE and polymerase chain reaction (PCR and oxidative DNA damage situation were assessed by using serum level of 8-OHdG. There was not any direct relation between H. pylori negative and H. pylori oipA+specimens by 8-OHdG serum level (P>0.05. In all clinical observations, the presence of cagA and oipA genes was common. There was a statistical relationship between the presence of cagA, babA factors, and high serum level of 8-OHdG (P<0.05. The presence of cagA and babA virulence factors may be associated with increased serum 8-OHdG in dyspeptic patients and may induce the damage to gastric cells.

  14. Helicobacter pylori and Its Virulence Factors' Effect on Serum Oxidative DNA Damages in Adults With Dyspepsia.

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    Shahi, Heshmat; Bahreiny, Rasoul; Reiisi, Somayeh

    2016-11-01

    Helicobacter Pylori infection is a common gastrointestinal infection that can cause pathological effects, increase oxidative stress and induce an inflammatory response in gastric mucosa. Inflammatory aspects may prompt the production of radical oxygen substance (ROS) which may damage cells and release 8-hydroxydyoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) to serum. In this study, we evaluate the prevalence of H. pylori virulence factors and the association between serum level of 8-OHdG, H. pylori infection, and its various virulence factors. The presence of H. pylori and prevalence of cagA, babA and oipA genes in samples were determined by rapid urease test (RUT), histopathological exam (HE) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and oxidative DNA damage situation were assessed by using serum level of 8-OHdG. There was not any direct relation between H. pylori negative and H. pylori oipA+specimens by 8-OHdG serum level (P>0.05). In all clinical observations, the presence of cagA and oipA genes was common. There was a statistical relationship between the presence of cagA, babA factors, and high serum level of 8-OHdG (P<0.05). The presence of cagA and babA virulence factors may be associated with increased serum 8-OHdG in dyspeptic patients and may induce the damage to gastric cells.

  15. Yaratıcı drama eğitimi alan ve almayan ergenlerin yaratıcılıklarının bazı değişkenlere göre incelenmesi

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    TULGAY, Burçak

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      Bu araştırma, yaratıcı drama eğitimi alan ve almayan ergenlerin yaratıcılıklarının saptanması ve yaş, cinsiyet, kardeş sayısı, doğum sırası, anne- baba yaşı, anne-baba öğrenim durumu, anne-baba mesleği, yaratıcı drama eğitimi alma süresi gibi değişkenlerin ergenlerin yaratıcılık düzeyleri üzerinde etkilerinin incelenmesi amacıyla planlanmıştır.Araştırma, Devlet Tiyatroları Opera ve Balesi Çalışanları Yardımlaşma Vakfi'na (TOBAV) devam eden 50 ergen ile Mehmet A...

  16. Anatomia descritiva aplicada à cinesiologia e biomecânica básica dos músculos da cintura peitoral, estilopódio e zeugopódio do jacaré do papo amarelo

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    Objetivou-se identificar os parâmetros de origem e inserção musculares da cintura peitoral e membro torácico de Caiman latirostris, mediante abordagem anatômica, cinesiológica e biomecânica básica. Foram utilizados dois exemplares de C. latirostris, machos, medindo, em média, 1,50cm de comprimento, adultos, pertencentes ao acervo do Laboratório de Ensino e Pesquisa em Animais Silvestres, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia/MG, Brasil. Foi notada postura isométrica entremeando movimentos rotati...

  17. The role of lantern fish (Myctophidae) in the life-cycle of cetacean parasites from western Mediterranean waters

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    Mateu, Paula; Nardi, Valentina; Fraija-Fernández, Natalia; Mattiucci, Simonetta; Gil de Sola, Luis; Raga, Juan Antonio; Fernández, Mercedes; Aznar, Francisco Javier

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    Myctophids (lantern fish) and cephalopods play a key role in trophic webs from the continental slope and oceanic waters linking the zooplankton to top predators. Many cetaceans feed on both lantern fish and cephalopods, and such prey would thus be expected to bridge the trophic gap in the life-cycles of helminths infecting cetaceans. However, information on the life-cycles of most of these helminths is extremely scanty. We examined the parasite fauna of myctophids and cephalopods in two areas from the western Mediterranean where at least 21 helminth taxa from cetaceans have been reported and both cetacean diversity and abundance is high. A total of 1012 individuals of 8 lantern fish species, namely, Ceratoscopelus maderensis, Lampanyctus crocodilus, Notoscopelus elongatus, Benthosema glaciale, Myctophum punctatum, Lobianchia dofleini, Diaphus holti and Hygophum benoiti, and 792 individuals of 2 cephalopod species, Alloteuthis media and Sepietta oweniana, were collected from the Gulf of Valencia and Alboran Sea (Spanish Mediterranean) during 2010-2012 and examined for larval helminths. All these species have been reported as prey for at least some cetacean species in the area. Only five helminth taxa were found. The nematodes Anisakis pegreffii and Anisakis physeteris were detected in N. elongatus and C. maderensis (overall prevalence for Anisakis: 8.1% and 0.5%, respectively). Their prevalence in N. elongatus was significantly higher than that from the other three myctophid species with n>50 individuals. A single individual of Hysterothylacium sp. was found in N. elongatus (prevalence: 0.5%) and Raphidascarididae gen. spp. in N. elongatus and L. crocodilus (prevalence: 20.3% and 0.7%, respectively). Juvenile didymozoid digeneans (Torticaecum type) were detected in N. elongatus and L. crocodilus (prevalence: 18.5% and 4.3%, respectively). Two unidentified cestode plerocercoids were collected from N. elongatus. Our study suggests, for the first time, that myctophids

  18. Effect and Mechanism ofβ-Aminobutyric Acid on Incidence of Grey Mold Decay in Postharvest Grapes%BABA处理对葡萄果实采后灰霉病的影响及机理

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    2016-01-01

    The effects ofβ-aminobutyric acid (BABA) treatment on postharvest grey mold decay, the activities of defense-related enzymes and total phenolics content in Kyoho grapes were investigated. The grape fruits were pretreated with 75 mmol/L BABA, inoculated with Botrytis cinerea, and then stored at 25 ℃ for 60 h. The results showed that BABA treatment resulted in significantly lower disease incidence and smaller lesion diameter compared with the control fruit. Meanwhile, BABA treatment enhanced the activities of defense-related enzymes including chitinase, β-1,3 glucanase, phenylalanine ammonia-lyase, 4-coumarate coenzyme A ligase and cinnamate-4-hydroxylase and increased the content of total phenolics. These results suggest that BABA treatment can reduce the incidence and severity of gray mold decay by inducing disease resistance in grapes.%以‘巨峰’葡萄果实为实验材料,研究β-氨基丁酸(β-aminobutyric acid,BABA)处理对葡萄果实灰霉病、抗病相关酶活性和总酚含量的影响。葡萄果实先用75 mmol/L的BABA溶液处理后刺伤接种灰霉葡萄孢菌,然后转入25℃贮藏60 h。结果发现,BABA处理有效抑制了‘巨峰’葡萄果实的腐烂和病斑的扩展;同时BABA处理还诱导了果实中几丁质酶、β-1,3葡聚糖酶、苯丙氨酸解氨酶、4-香豆酸辅酶A连接酶和肉桂酸羟化酶等抗病相关酶活性以及总酚含量的提高。结果表明,BABA可诱导葡萄果实产生抗病性,从而减少灰霉病的发生。

  19. Parents’ lived experience of providing kangaroo care to their preterm infants

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    Angela Leonard

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    Full Text Available Premature and low birthweight infants pose particular challenges to health services in South Africa. While there is good evidence to demonstrate the benefits of kangaroo care in low birthweight infants, limited research has been conducted locally on the experiences of parents who provide kangaroo care to their preterm infants. This phenomenological study explores the lived experience of parents who provided their preterm infants with kangaroo care at a tertiary-level maternity centre in the Western Cape. In-depth interviews were conducted with six parents: four mothers and two fathers. Data was analysed using an adaptation of the approaches described by Colaizzi (1978:48-71 and Hycner (1985:280-294. To ensure trustworthiness, the trustworthiness criteria described by Guba and Lincoln (1989:242-243 were applied. Kangaroo care is a phased process, each phase bringing a unique set of experiences. The eight themes that emerged are described: unforeseen, unprepared and uncertain - the experience of birth; anxiety and barriers; an intimate connection; adjustments, roles and responsibilities; measuring success; a network of encouragement and support; living-in challenges; and living with the infant outside of hospital. Challenges facing health care providers are described and recommendations for information about kangaroo care and support for parents are made. Opsomming Vroeggebore babas en babas met ’n lae geboortegewig stel besondere uitdagings vir Suid-Afrikaanse gesondhiedsdienste. Daar bestaan goeie bewyse dat die kangaroesorgmetode voordelig is vir babas met ’n laegeboortegewig, dog is minimale plaaslike navorsing gedoen oor die ondervindinge van ouers wat hierdie metode gebruik om vir hul vroeggebore babas te sorg. Hierdie fenomenologiese studie verken die geleefde ervaringe van ouers wat vir hulle vroeggebore babas deur middel van die kangaroesorgmetode in ’n tersiêre kraamsentrum in die Weskaap gesorg het. Data is ingesamel deur in

  20. A Miocene hyperdiverse crocodylian community reveals peculiar trophic dynamics in proto-Amazonian mega-wetlands

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    Salas-Gismondi, Rodolfo; Flynn, John J.; Baby, Patrice; Tejada-Lara, Julia V.; Wesselingh, Frank P.; Antoine, Pierre-Olivier

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    Amazonia contains one of the world's richest biotas, but origins of this diversity remain obscure. Onset of the Amazon River drainage at approximately 10.5 Ma represented a major shift in Neotropical ecosystems, and proto-Amazonian biotas just prior to this pivotal episode are integral to understanding origins of Amazonian biodiversity, yet vertebrate fossil evidence is extraordinarily rare. Two new species-rich bonebeds from late Middle Miocene proto-Amazonian deposits of northeastern Peru document the same hyperdiverse assemblage of seven co-occurring crocodylian species. Besides the large-bodied Purussaurus and Mourasuchus, all other crocodylians are new taxa, including a stem caiman—Gnatusuchus pebasensis—bearing a massive shovel-shaped mandible, procumbent anterior and globular posterior teeth, and a mammal-like diastema. This unusual species is an extreme exemplar of a radiation of small caimans with crushing dentitions recording peculiar feeding strategies correlated with a peak in proto-Amazonian molluscan diversity and abundance. These faunas evolved within dysoxic marshes and swamps of the long-lived Pebas Mega-Wetland System and declined with inception of the transcontinental Amazon drainage, favouring diversification of longirostrine crocodylians and more modern generalist-feeding caimans. The rise and demise of distinctive, highly productive aquatic ecosystems substantially influenced evolution of Amazonian biodiversity hotspots of crocodylians and other organisms throughout the Neogene. PMID:25716785

  1. Can Scat Analysis Describe the Feeding Habits of Big Cats? A Case Study with Jaguars (Panthera onca in Southern Pantanal, Brazil.

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    Full Text Available Large cats feeding habits have been studied through two main methods: scat analysis and the carcasses of prey killed by monitored animals. From November 2001 to April 2004, we studied jaguar predation patterns using GPS telemetry location clusters on a cattle ranch in southern Pantanal. During this period, we recorded 431 carcasses of animals preyed upon by monitored jaguars. Concurrently, we collected 125 jaguar scats opportunistically. We compared the frequencies of prey found through each method. We also compared the prey communities using Bray-Curtis similarity coefficient. These comparisons allowed us to evaluate the use of scat analysis as a means to describe jaguar feeding habits. Both approaches identified prey communities with high similarity (Bray-Curtis coefficient > 70. According to either method, jaguars consume three main prey: cattle (Bos taurus, caiman (Caiman yacare and peccaries (Tayassu pecari and Pecari tajacu. The two methods did not differ in the frequency of the three main prey over dry and wet seasons or years sampled. Our results show that scat analysis is effective and capable of describing jaguar feeding habits.

  2. Can Scat Analysis Describe the Feeding Habits of Big Cats? A Case Study with Jaguars (Panthera onca) in Southern Pantanal, Brazil.

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    Perilli, Miriam L L; Lima, Fernando; Rodrigues, Flávio H G; Cavalcanti, Sandra M C

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    Large cats feeding habits have been studied through two main methods: scat analysis and the carcasses of prey killed by monitored animals. From November 2001 to April 2004, we studied jaguar predation patterns using GPS telemetry location clusters on a cattle ranch in southern Pantanal. During this period, we recorded 431 carcasses of animals preyed upon by monitored jaguars. Concurrently, we collected 125 jaguar scats opportunistically. We compared the frequencies of prey found through each method. We also compared the prey communities using Bray-Curtis similarity coefficient. These comparisons allowed us to evaluate the use of scat analysis as a means to describe jaguar feeding habits. Both approaches identified prey communities with high similarity (Bray-Curtis coefficient > 70). According to either method, jaguars consume three main prey: cattle (Bos taurus), caiman (Caiman yacare) and peccaries (Tayassu pecari and Pecari tajacu). The two methods did not differ in the frequency of the three main prey over dry and wet seasons or years sampled. Our results show that scat analysis is effective and capable of describing jaguar feeding habits.

  3. Neutralising antibodies for Mayaro virus in Pantanal, Brazil

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    Alex Pauvolid-Corrêa

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    Full Text Available The Pantanal hosts diverse wildlife species and therefore is a hotspot for arbovirus studies in South America. A serosurvey for Mayaro virus (MAYV, eastern (EEEV, western (WEEV and Venezuelan (VEEV equine encephalitis viruses was conducted with 237 sheep, 87 free-ranging caimans and 748 equids, including 37 collected from a ranch where a neurologic disorder outbreak had been recently reported. Sera were tested for specific viral antibodies using plaque-reduction neutralisation test. From a total of 748 equids, of which 264 were immunised with vaccine composed of EEEV and WEEV and 484 had no history of immunisation, 10 (1.3% were seropositive for MAYV and two (0.3% for VEEV using criteria of a ≥ 4-fold antibody titre difference. Among the 484 equids without history of immunisation, 48 (9.9% were seropositive for EEEV and four (0.8% for WEEV using the same criteria. Among the sheep, five were sero- positive for equine encephalitis alphaviruses, with one (0.4% for EEEV, one (0.4% for WEEV and three (1.3% for VEEV. Regarding free-ranging caimans, one (1.1% and three (3.4%, respectively, had low titres for neutralising antibodies to VEEV and undetermined alphaviruses. The neurological disorder outbreak could not be linked to the alphaviruses tested. Our findings represent strong evidence that MAYV and all equine encephalitis alphaviruses circulated in the Pantanal.

  4. Neutralising antibodies for Mayaro virus in Pantanal, Brazil.

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    Pauvolid-Corrêa, Alex; Juliano, Raquel Soares; Campos, Zilca; Velez, Jason; Nogueira, Rita Maria Ribeiro; Komar, Nicholas

    2015-02-01

    The Pantanal hosts diverse wildlife species and therefore is a hotspot for arbovirus studies in South America. A serosurvey for Mayaro virus (MAYV), eastern (EEEV), western (WEEV) and Venezuelan (VEEV) equine encephalitis viruses was conducted with 237 sheep, 87 free-ranging caimans and 748 equids, including 37 collected from a ranch where a neurologic disorder outbreak had been recently reported. Sera were tested for specific viral antibodies using plaque-reduction neutralisation test. From a total of 748 equids, of which 264 were immunised with vaccine composed of EEEV and WEEV and 484 had no history of immunisation, 10 (1.3%) were seropositive for MAYV and two (0.3%) for VEEV using criteria of a ≥ 4-fold antibody titre difference. Among the 484 equids without history of immunisation, 48 (9.9%) were seropositive for EEEV and four (0.8%) for WEEV using the same criteria. Among the sheep, five were sero- positive for equine encephalitis alphaviruses, with one (0.4%) for EEEV, one (0.4%) for WEEV and three (1.3%) for VEEV. Regarding free-ranging caimans, one (1.1%) and three (3.4%), respectively, had low titres for neutralising antibodies to VEEV and undetermined alphaviruses. The neurological disorder outbreak could not be linked to the alphaviruses tested. Our findings represent strong evidence that MAYV and all equine encephalitis alphaviruses circulated in the Pantanal.

  5. Serological evidence of widespread circulation of West Nile virus and other flaviviruses in equines of the Pantanal, Brazil.

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    Pauvolid-Corrêa, Alex; Campos, Zilca; Juliano, Raquel; Velez, Jason; Nogueira, Rita Maria Ribeiro; Komar, Nicholas

    2014-02-01

    A recent study reported neutralizing antibodies to West Nile virus (WNV) in horses from four ranches of southern Pantanal. To extend that study, a serosurvey for WNV and 11 Brazilian flaviviruses was conducted with 760 equines, 238 sheep and 61 caimans from 17 local cattle ranches. Among the tested equines, 32 were collected from a ranch where a neurologic disorder outbreak had been recently reported. The sera were initially screened by using a blocking ELISA and then titrated by 90% plaque-reduction neutralization test (PRNT90) for 12 flaviviruses. Employing the criterion of 4-fold greater titer, 78 (10.3%) equines were seropositive for Ilheus virus, 59 (7.8%) for Saint Louis encephalitis virus, 24 (3.2%) for WNV, two (0.3%) for Cacipacore virus and one (0.1%) for Rocio virus. No serological evidence was found linking the neurological disease that affected local equines to WNV. All caimans and sheep were negative by blocking ELISA for flaviviruses. There were no seropositive equines for Bussuquara, Iguape, Yellow fever and all four Dengue virus serotypes. The detection of WNV-seropositive equines in ten ranches and ILHV and SLEV-seropositive equines in fourteen ranches of two different sub-regions of Pantanal is strong evidence of widespread circulation of these flaviviruses in the region.

  6. Can Scat Analysis Describe the Feeding Habits of Big Cats? A Case Study with Jaguars (Panthera onca) in Southern Pantanal, Brazil

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    Perilli, Miriam L. L.; Lima, Fernando; Rodrigues, Flávio H. G.; Cavalcanti, Sandra M. C.

    2016-01-01

    Large cats feeding habits have been studied through two main methods: scat analysis and the carcasses of prey killed by monitored animals. From November 2001 to April 2004, we studied jaguar predation patterns using GPS telemetry location clusters on a cattle ranch in southern Pantanal. During this period, we recorded 431 carcasses of animals preyed upon by monitored jaguars. Concurrently, we collected 125 jaguar scats opportunistically. We compared the frequencies of prey found through each method. We also compared the prey communities using Bray-Curtis similarity coefficient. These comparisons allowed us to evaluate the use of scat analysis as a means to describe jaguar feeding habits. Both approaches identified prey communities with high similarity (Bray-Curtis coefficient > 70). According to either method, jaguars consume three main prey: cattle (Bos taurus), caiman (Caiman yacare) and peccaries (Tayassu pecari and Pecari tajacu). The two methods did not differ in the frequency of the three main prey over dry and wet seasons or years sampled. Our results show that scat analysis is effective and capable of describing jaguar feeding habits. PMID:27002524

  7. Reproduction performances of a synthetic rabbit line and rabbits of of local populations in Algeria, in 2 breeding locations

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    Nacira Zerrouki

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to compare the production of a synthetic line (Syn of rabbits to that of 2 local Algerian populations (W and Loc. The Syn line was obtained from the crossbreeding of a well adapted local population frequently used in Algerian familial farms (Loc with a more productive French strain. The W population is maintained by a public cooperative and is used mainly in Kabylia region; it is called “white” because of its albino phenotype. Rabbits were placed under the same experimental conditions in 2 rabbitries of a state technical institute. In Baba Ali (Algiers, 50 does of each genotype were raised during 2 yr. In Lamtar (Sidi Bel Abbes, 30 does of the Syn line and 30 of Loc population were compared during 16 mo of production. Natural mating was used 10-11 d after parturition. Kits were weaned at 33-35 d. Litter size and litter weights were measured at birth and weaning. In both locations Syn dams were heavier than those of the other genotypes: (3616, 3464 and 3305 g for Syn, W and Loc in Baba Ali, and 3592 and 3173 for Syn and Loc in Lamtar; P<0.001. The observed litter sizes showed a superiority (P<0.001 of the Syn line compared to W and Loc does at birth time (8.76, 6.78 and 6.19 for Syn, W and Loc in Baba Ali, and 8.02 and 5.90 for Syn and Loc in Lamtar and at weaning (6.85, 5.83 and 5.44 for Syn, W and Loc in Baba Ali, and 6.61 and 5.15 for Syn and Loc in Lamtar; P<0.001. Most probably as a consequence of the important difference in litter sizes, average individual weight at weaning was weaker for the synthetic line than for the Loc population: 543 vs. 563 g in Baba Ali and 561 vs. 621 g in Lamtar. For the W population in Baba Ali, the weaning weight was similar to that of the Loc population: 565 vs. 563 g. There were no genotype×season interactions which changed the genotypes ranking, and the Syn line performances were more regular from one season to the other than those of the 2 other genotypes

  8. Quantification of induced resistance against Phytophthora species expressing GFP as a vital marker: beta-aminobutyric acid but not BTH protects potato and Arabidopsis from infection.

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    Si-Ammour, Azeddine; Mauch-Mani, Brigitte; Mauch, Felix

    2003-07-01

    SUMMARY Induced resistance was studied in the model pathosystem Arabidopsis-Phytophthora brassicae (formerly P. porri) in comparison with the agronomically important late blight disease of potato caused by Phytophthora infestans. For the quantification of disease progress, both Phytophthora species were transformed with the vector p34GFN carrying the selectable marker gene neomycine phosphotransferase (nptII) and the reporter gene green fluorescent protein (gfp). Eighty five per cent of the transformants of P. brassicae and P. infestans constitutively expressed GFP at high levels at all developmental stages both in vitro and in planta. Transformants with high GFP expression and normal in vitro growth and virulence were selected to quantify pathogen growth by measuring the in planta emitted GFP fluorescence. This non-destructive monitoring of the infection process was applied to analyse the efficacy of two chemical inducers of disease resistance, a functional SA-analogue, benzothiadiazole (BTH), and beta-aminobutyric acid (BABA) which is involved in priming mechanisms of unknown nature. BABA pre-treatment (300 microm) via soil drench applied 24 h before inoculation completely protected the susceptible Arabidopsis accession Landsberg erecta (Ler) from infection with P. brassicae. A similar treatment with BTH (330 microm) did not induce resistance. Spraying the susceptible potato cultivar Bintje with BABA (1 mm) 2 days before inoculation resulted in a phenocopy of the incompatible interaction shown by the resistant potato cultivar Matilda while BTH (1.5 mm) did not protect Bintje from severe infection. Thus, in both pathosystems, the mechanisms of induced resistance appeared to be similar, suggesting that the Arabidopsis-P. brassicae pathosystem is a promising model for the molecular analysis of induced resistance mechanisms of potato against the late blight disease.

  9. Field Evaluation of Plant Defense Inducers for the Control of Citrus Huanglongbing.

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    Li, Jinyun; Trivedi, Pankaj; Wang, Nian

    2016-01-01

    Huanglongbing (HLB) is currently the most economically devastating disease of citrus worldwide and no established cure is available. Defense inducing compounds are able to induce plant resistance effective against various pathogens. In this study the effects of various chemical inducers on HLB diseased citrus were evaluated in four groves (three with sweet orange and one with mandarin) in Florida (United States) for two to four consecutive growing seasons. Results have demonstrated that plant defense inducers including β-aminobutyric acid (BABA), 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole (BTH), and 2,6-dichloroisonicotinic acid (INA), individually or in combination, were effective in suppressing progress of HLB disease. Ascorbic acid (AA) and the nonmetabolizable glucose analog 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DDG) also exhibited positive control effects on HLB. After three or four applications for each season, the treatments AA (60 to 600 µM), BABA (0.2 to 1.0 mM), BTH (1.0 mM), INA (0.1 mM), 2-DDG (100 µM), BABA (1.0 mM) plus BTH (1.0 mM), BTH (1.0 mM) plus AA (600 µM), and BTH (1.0 mM) plus 2-DDG (100 µM) slowed down the population growth in planta of 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus', the putative pathogen of HLB and reduced HLB disease severity by approximately 15 to 30% compared with the nontreated control, depending on the age and initial HLB severity of infected trees. These treatments also conferred positive effect on fruit yield and quality. Altogether, these findings indicate that plant defense inducers may be a useful strategy for the management of citrus HLB.

  10. Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein, HomC, shows geographic dependent polymorphism that is influenced by the Bab family.

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    Kim, Aeryun; Servetas, Stephanie L; Kang, Jieun; Kim, Jinmoon; Jang, Sungil; Choi, Yun Hui; Su, Hanfu; Jeon, Yeong-Eui; Hong, Youngmin A; Yoo, Yun-Jung; Merrell, D Scott; Cha, Jeong-Heon

    2016-12-01

    The array of outer membrane proteins (OMPs) found in Helicobacter pylori provides a crucial component for persistent colonization within the gastric niche. Not only does H. pylori harbor a wide number of OMPs, but these OMPs often vary across strains; this likely contributes to immune evasion, adaptation during long term colonization, and potentially differential disease progression. Previous work from our group described OMP differences among the Bab family (babA, babB, and babC) and Hom family (homA and homB) from 80 American H. pylori clinical isolates (AH) and 80 South Korean H. pylori clinical isolates (KH). In the current study, we expanded our investigation to include the less well characterized Hom family member, HomC.Overall, we identified and genotyped three homC variants: homC (S) , homC (L) , and homC (M) , in both populations. Similar to other polymorphic genes, the KH group showed less overall diversity, with 97.5% of strains harboring homC (L) . In contrast, a more heterogeneous profile was observed in strains derived from an American population; we found nearly equal distribution of homC (S) and homC (L) . Further analysis of the AH group identified associations between homC polymorphism and bab genotype; in AH strains, there was a significant association between homC (L) and carriage of babA at locus A. Since babA is an important virulence factor for the development of severe gastric disease, these data may suggest that homC polymorphism plays a role in H. pylori pathogenesis.

  11. Optimal carbon dioxide insufflation pressure during robot-assisted thyroidectomy in patients with various benign and malignant thyroid diseases

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    Kim Hoon

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Currently, data are not available concerning a safe insufflation pressure that provides a proper view of the surgical field without adverse metabolic and hemodynamic changes in humans undergoing the robot-assisted thyroidectomy bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA using the da Vinci robotic surgical system. The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal carbon dioxide (CO2 insufflation pressure in patients with various benign and malignant thyroid diseases when using the da Vinci robotic surgical system. Methods A total of 32 patients underwent thyroid surgery at 6 (n = 15, 9 (n = 15, and 12 (n = 2 mmHg. The partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2, pH, cardiac output, heart rate, and mean arterial pressure were measured at baseline, 30 min and 1, 1.5, and 2 hours after CO2 insufflation, and 30 min after desufflation. Results CO2 insufflation of 12 mmHg caused severe facial subcutaneous emphysema, hypercarbia, and acidosis during robot-assisted thyroidectomy with BABA. The study was stopped before completion for the patients’ safety in accordance with the study protocol. Applying 6- or 9- mmHg of CO2 insufflation pressure caused increases in PaCO2 and decreases in arterial pH. However, vital signs were stable and pH and PaCO2 were within the physiologic range during the surgery in the 6- and 9-mmHg groups. Conclusions We propose that a CO2 insufflation pressure under 10 mmHg in robot-assisted thyroidectomy with BABA is the optimal insufflation pressure for patient safety.

  12. Estratégias para desenvolvimento de um sistema operacional eficiente para a produção enzimática de monoglicerídeos

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    2009-01-01

    O presente projeto teve como objetivo selecionar a melhor rota enzimática para produção de monoglicerídeos empregando lipase imobilizada em matriz obtida pela técnica sol-gel, visando total aproveitamento do glicerol gerado como sub-produto na obtenção de biodiesel. Para alcançar o objetivo proposto foram analisadas duas metodologias: (1) esterificação do glicerol com ácidos graxos e (2) glicerólise do óleo de babaçu; testando lipases de diferentes fontes como Candida antarctica B, Thermomyce...

  13. Study on the transport by superconducting elevators

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    Ona, K. [Technov Inc., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-02-01

    A study on the development of a transport system using the pinning effect of a superconducting bulk structure was undertaken and a model of a flywheel for electric power storage was manufactured by introducing a bearing applying the pinning effect to investigate the feasibility through its operation. The operation behavior of vertical transport combining the superconducting bulk structure and the electromagnetic coils reproduced the predictions of simulation. As for the electric power storage via flywheel, it was confirmed that the lighting duration of a indicating lamp was elongated from the ordinary interval, 1 min., to 4 min. (H. Baba)

  14. The experiences of mothers who lost a baby during pregnancy

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    A GW Nolte

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of mothers who lost a baby during pregnancy and care given by doctors and midwives during this period. Opsomming Die doel van die studie was om die ervaring van moeders met betrekking tot die dood van ‘n baba tydens swangerskap te verken en te beskryf, asook die versorging wat hulle van vroedvroue en dokters gedurende die periode ontvang het. *Please note: This is a reduced version of the abstract. Please refer to PDF for full text.

  15. The aquatic habit and host plants of Paracles klagesi (Rothschild (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae in Brazil

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    Aurélio R. Meneses

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The aquatic habit and host plants of Paracles klagesi (Rothschild (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae in Brazil. The aquatic caterpillar Paracles klagesi (Rothschild, 1910 was collected from the headwaters of a stream in an ecotone between Cerrado and Babaçu forest in northeastern Brazil. The single caterpillar found was observed feeding on the macrophyte Tonina fluviatilis Aubl. (Eriocaulaceae and other aquatic plants of the family Nymphaeaceae present in the area, but also accepted as food Elodea canadensis Michx. (Hydrocharitaceae and Cabomba sp. (Cabombaceae under laboratory conditions.

  16. Characterizing and Targeting Androgen Receptor Pathway-Independent Prostate Cancer

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    2013-11-01

    Histone demethylation mediated by the nuclear amine oxidase homolog LSD1. Cell 119, 941–953. Shi, Y.J., Matson, C., Lan, F., Iwase, S., Baba, T., and...dione) pathway to DHT by protein resistance to ubiquitination and degradation rather than increased catalytic activity. Selection for 3bHSD1(367T) is... Bio -Rad) in an ABI-7500 Real-Time PCR machine (Applied Biosystems). Protein half- life was determined after transient transfection with pCMX-HSD3B1-HA

  17. Supports visuels réalisés dans le cadre des travaux pratiques de Chimie Analytique (Partie I)

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    Ziemons, Eric; Houbart, Virginie; Lejeune, Robert; Hubert, Philippe

    2007-01-01

    Plusieurs vidéos (utilisation de la burette, calibration de la balance analytique, nettoyage de la balance analytique, gravimétrie, rinçage des pipettes, prélèvement à l'aide d'une pipette à 1 trait, prélèvement à l'aide d'une pipette à 2 traits et transfert quantitatif) illustrent le B.A.-BA des manipulations des travaux pratiques de 2ème Baccalauréat en Sciences pharmaceutiques.

  18. Korunmaya Muhtaç Çocukların Eğitimi

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    Ünlü uzman John Bowlby'e göre, yüzyılımızda psikiyatrinin gösterdiği önemli gelişmelerden biri, çocuğun hayatının ilk yıllarında anne babasından gördüğü bakımın kalitesinin onun gelecek yıllardaki ruh sağlığında son derece önemli rol oynadığı konusunda ortaya konulan bulgulardır (Bowlby, 1955).

  19. Conjugacy Systems Based on Nonabelian Factorization Problems and Their Applications in Cryptography

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    Lize Gu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available To resist known quantum algorithm attacks, several nonabelian algebraic structures mounted upon the stage of modern cryptography. Recently, Baba et al. proposed an important analogy from the integer factorization problem to the factorization problem over nonabelian groups. In this paper, we propose several conjugated problems related to the factorization problem over nonabelian groups and then present three constructions of cryptographic primitives based on these newly introduced conjugacy systems: encryption, signature, and signcryption. Sample implementations of our proposal as well as the related performance analysis are also presented.

  20. Investigation report on the facilities and disposed materials related to the abolished Tokai refinement plants

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    1998-11-01

    Present situations were surveyed on the slay accumulation site, raw material ore, and demolished facilities. The survey revealed demolished materials buried in a restricted area of the Institute yard, and the result of investigation was published together with further investigation plan. As a result of the investigation, the area of buried slag and ore was pinpointed. At the same time, the situation of disposal of non-radioactive equipment materials and burnt ash generated from the fuel reprocessing plant was investigated. It was confirmed then that the waste storage did not effect the neighboring environment. (H. Baba)

  1. Association of Helicobacter pylori restriction endonuclease-replacing gene, hrgA with overt gastrointestinal diseases Associação entre o hrgA (Helicobacter pylori restriction endonuclease-replacing gene) com as principais doença gastrointestinais

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    Manoj G; Tiwari, Santosh K; Vishwas Sharma; Mohammed Aejaz Habeeb; Khan, Aleem A; Habibullah Cm

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND and AIM: Helicobacter pylori has been proven to be responsible for causing various gastrointestinal disorders including gastric adenocarcinoma. Several genes of pathogen (the genes of the cag-PAI, vacA, iceA, and babA) either in combination or independently have been reported to significantly increase the risk of ulceration/gastric carcinoma, with the cagA gene having the strongest predictive value. Pursuit to identify new genes which could serve as a marker of overt disease progre...

  2. From Protesters to MartyrsHow to Become a 'True' Sikh

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    Charlène Simon

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This article studies the protest which started in Punjab in May 2007 following a ceremony performed by Baba Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh (GRRS, head of Dera Sacha Sauda, which was considered as blasphemous by a section of the Sikh community. The aim of this article is to understand the motivation of the actors of the protest itself: How did the Sikh protesters legitimate their reaction one year later? What kinds of reasons have led hundreds of Sikhs from very different social background to take the streets?What kind of emotions played a role in the Sikhs’ mobilization?

  3. Caracterização físico-química e dielétrica de óleos biodegradáveis para transformadores elétricos Physico-chemical and dielectric characterization of biodegradable oils for electric transformers

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    Silva,Claudia R; Maria W. N. C Carvalho; Líbia de S. Conrado; Fook,Marcus V. L.; Leite,Krsthianna P. dos S

    2012-01-01

    O óleo mineral, originário do petróleo, é o fluido isolante tradicionalmente utilizado em transformadores elétricos. Diante do apelo por fontes de energia limpa e renovável o setor elétrico também é pressionado a apresentar alternativas ao fluido de origem fóssil. Neste estudo, óleos de algodão, babaçu, girassol, milho e soja, foram avaliados quanto ao seu potencial para utilização como fluido dielétrico. As propriedades avaliadas foram densidade, viscosidade, acidez, tensão de ruptura, fator...

  4. Percepción y patronos de uso de la fauna silvestre o comunidades indigenas Embera - Katíos en la cuenca del río San Jorge, zona amortiguadora del PNN - Paramillo.

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    Javier Alfonso Racero - Casarrubia

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available In workshops with four indigenous communities in the Embera-Katíos communal lands (resguardo , located in the upper San Jorge River Valley (Tres Playitas, Las Piedras, Boca San Cipriano, San Juan Medio, information about the wild fauna that they recognized inside their hunting grounds was collected. Mammals, reptiles, and birds, especially the Psittacidae family, are the vertebrates most used by the indigenous communities. No kind of use was found for amphibians. The consumption of reptiles such as Iguana iguana, Tupinambis teguixin, Caiman crocodylus fuscus, and Crocodylus acutus show them to be an important part of their culture. The indigenous communities associate environmental problems with habitat destruction due to the cultivation of illicit crops and forest clearing in the buffer zone around Paramillo National Park.

  5. Salmonella serotypes in reptiles and humans, French Guiana.

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    Gay, Noellie; Le Hello, Simon; Weill, François-Xavier; de Thoisy, Benoit; Berger, Franck

    2014-05-14

    In French Guiana, a French overseas territory located in the South American northern coast, nearly 50% of Salmonella serotypes isolated from human infections belong to serotypes rarely encountered in metropolitan France. A reptilian source of contamination has been investigated. Between April and June 2011, in the area around Cayenne, 151 reptiles were collected: 38 lizards, 37 snakes, 32 turtles, 23 green iguanas and 21 caimans. Cloacal swab samples were collected and cultured. Isolated Salmonella strains were identified biochemically and serotyped. The overall carriage frequency of carriage was 23.2% (95% confidence interval: 16.7-30.4) with 23 serotyped strains. The frequency of Salmonella carriage was significantly higher for wild reptiles. Near two-thirds of the Salmonella serotypes isolated from reptiles were also isolated from patients in French Guiana. Our results highlight the risk associated with the handling and consumption of reptiles and their role in the spread of Salmonella in the environment.

  6. Diet and feeding strategies of mesopelagic fishes in the western Mediterranean

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    Bernal, Ainhoa; Olivar, M. Pilar; Maynou, Francesc; Fernández de Puelles, M. Luz

    2015-06-01

    Myctophids, gonostomatids and sternoptychids are the most abundant teleosteans worldwide and constitute an important assemblage of the mesopelagic ecosystem, functioning as vehicles of energy and matter through trophic webs. This study concentrates on the trophic ecology of the most abundant mesopelagic fishes of the western Mediterranean (WM) based on stomach content analysis. The myctophids (in this study: Benthosema glaciale, Ceratoscopelus maderensis, Lobianchia dofleini, Myctophum punctatum, Hygophum benoiti, Hygophum hygomii, Lampanyctus crocodilus, Lampanyctus pusillus and Notoscopelus elongatus) perform extensive diel migrations across the water column, between the surface to as deep as 1000 m, interacting with plankton and micronekton at multiple depths, and generally feeding in the epipelagic layers at night. In contrast, the gonostomatids Cyclothone braueri, Cyclothone pygmaea, and the sternoptychid Argyropelecus hemigymnus remain below epipelagic layers, feeding at different times throughout the day and night. The diet composition, trophic niche breadth and prey selectivity of 11 of these fish species were determined for juvenile and adult individuals from two surveys performed in December 2009 and July 2010 in the western Mediterranean Sea. The number of prey items varied among species, e.g. Myctophum punctatum was the species with the highest feeding intensity, reaching ca. 700 prey items in a stomach, whereas the mean number of prey in Cyclothone braueri was low (usually 1 or 2 prey per stomach). A dietary shift towards larger prey was evident from juveniles to the largest and oldest adult individuals, despite trophic niche breadths did not increase with body length for any of these mesopelagic species. The diets of the small gonostomatids, sternoptychid and early juveniles of myctophids were dominated by non-calanoid copepods, ostracods, and other small zooplankton, whereas medium-sized myctophids, e.g. L. dofleini or H. benoiti, preyed mainly on

  7. Present status of iodine research at IPSN

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    Bardelay, J. [IPSN/DPEA/SEAC (France)

    1996-12-01

    Since several years, IPSN has conducted an effort in order to evaluate the release of radioactive iodine in case of hypothetical severe accident in a realistic manner. This source-term evaluation is performed with IODE code which is a module of the EXCADRE system of codes. This code is validated against: -analytical experiments: in these experiments, IPSN studies radiolytic effects and chemical processes in the sump, organic formation, mass transfer, effect of spray (CARAIDAS experiment), - the CAIMAN semi global experiment; this experiment will allow to study the phenomena linked to iodine behavior under representative containment geometry in the presence of painted surfaces and global irradiation, - the PHEBUS FP program. The paper consists to describe succinctly the current status of IODE and the various experiments for its validation. In case of hypothetical severe accident iodine can induce important perturbations of human organism. The effects are principally radiological, in particular on the thyroid. At short term, radioactive iodine is the most important contributor for the sanitary risk. It represents 55% of effective dose and 92% of thyroid dose at 10 km in case of controlled rejects with current assumptions. This is the reason why it must be actively studied. In France, the safety evaluations are performed with mechanistic codes or lumped parameter codes like EXCADRE which contains a module devoted to iodine studies: IODINE. The objective of the French experimental program on iodine is to understand and quantify important phenomena in order to put kinetic parameters in IODE module. The experiments can be classified in analytical experiments, the semi-global experiment CAIMAN which takes into account different phenomena studied in analytical experiments and the global experiment PHEBUS PF, not only devoted to iodine behavior study. In the following text we will present the needs of IODINE code and these different experiments. (author).

  8. Normoergic NO-dependent changes, triggered by a SAR inducer in potato, create more potent defense responses to Phytophthora infestans.

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    Janus, Łukasz; Milczarek, Grzegorz; Arasimowicz-Jelonek, Magdalena; Abramowski, Dariusz; Billert, Hanna; Floryszak-Wieczorek, Jolanta

    2013-10-01

    In our experimental approach we examined how potato leaves exposed to a chemical agent might induce nitric oxide (NO) dependent biochemical modifications for future mobilization of an effective resistance to Phytophthora infestans. After potato leaf treatment with one of the following SAR inducers, i.e. β-aminobutyric acid (BABA), 2,6-dichloroisonicotinic acid (INA) or Laminarin, we observed enhanced NO generation concomitant with biochemical changes related to a slight superoxide anion (O2(-)) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) accumulation dependent on minimal NADPH oxidase and peroxidase activities, respectively. These rather normoergic changes, linked to the NO message, were mediated by the temporary down-regulation of S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR). In turn, after challenge inoculation signal amplification promoted potato resistance manifested in the up-regulation of GSNOR activity tuned with the depletion of the SNO pool, which was observed by our team earlier (Floryszak-Wieczorek et al., 2012). Moreover, hyperergic defense responses related to an early and rapid O2(-)and H2O2 overproduction together with a temporary increase in NADPH oxidase and peroxidase activities were noted. BABA treatment was the most effective against P. infestans resulting in the enhanced activity of β-1,3-glucanase and callose deposition. Our results indicate that NO-mediated biochemical modifications might play an important role in creating more potent defense responses of potato to a subsequent P. infestans attack.

  9. Calculation of wave resistance by using Kochin function in the Rankine source method; Rankinsosuho ni okeru kochin kansu wo mochiita zoha teiko keisan

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    Yasukawa, H. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    In order to avoid negative wave resistance (which is physically incomprehensible) generated in calculating wave resistance by using the Rankine source method, a proposal was made on a wave resistance calculation method using the Kochin function which describes behavior of speed potential in regions far apart from a hull. The Baba`s condition was used as a free surface condition for the speed potential which expresses wave motions around a hull. This has allowed a new Kochin function which uses as unknown the speed potential on the hull surface and the free surface near the hull to be defined and combined with the Rankine source method. A comparison was made between the calculated values for wave resistance, hull subsidence and trim change of an ore transporting vessel (SR107 type of ship) in a fully loaded condition and the result of water tank tests. The wave resistance values derived from pressure integration have all become negative when the Froude number is from 0.1 to 0.2, while no negative resistance has appeared in the calculations by using the Kochin function, but the result has agreed with that of the water tank tests. Accuracy of the calculations at low speeds was improved. The trim change in the calculations was slightly smaller than that in the water tank tests. The subsidence showed a good agreement. 7 refs., 1 fig.

  10. GREETING TO SEHRİYAR ONTOLOGICAL ANALYSES OF HAYDAR BABA’YA SELAM / SEHRİYAR’A SELAM HAYDAR BABA’YA SELAM’IN ONTOLOJİK TAHLİLİ

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    Dr. Mümtaz SARIÇİÇEK

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Modern Azerbaijani poet Muhammed HüseyinSehriyar (1906-1988, who is one of the biggest poets ofthe Turkish world, lived in South Azerbaijan. His thebiggest masterpiece is Haydar Bara’ya Selâm poem. Thispoem is be named from Village Haydar Baba, where hewas born, is founded on hillside of Mount Haydar Baba.This Poem, a new form, is written syllabic meter of elevenand 125 ‘five line-stanza’.In this article, Haydar Baba’ya Selâm is analyzedby the method of ontological analysis. Although, thismethod is old one, it is rarely practiced in Turkey.According to this method, a literary work is composed ofdifferent categories and as understanding its value, thesecategories is analyzed separately. These categories isseperated two main headlines: Voices which constitutewoords and semantics which is seperated differentsubheades. In this area, Đsmail Tunalı wrote the book ofSanat Ontolojisi which is the most competent work inTurkey.In Sanat Ontolojisi, Tunalı analyzed views ofRoman Đngarden and Nicolai Hartmann and than heoffered the combined method which is composed of theirmethods. We practice only seven ‘five line-stanza’s ofHaydar Baba’ya Selâm by the method in this article.Because this poem is very long and it is impossibleanalyzing in an article.

  11. Arcosaurios (Crocodilia, Dinosauria del Cretácico superior de la Conca de Tremp (Lleida, España

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    1987-12-01

    Full Text Available The study of a great part of the material found during the excavation work carried out by a team of the «Institut de Paleontología de Sabadell» and other paleontologists of the universities of Madrid and Bellaterra, in the basin of Tremp (Maastrichtiense in 1984 and 1985 has made possible the recognition of: 1.º A large sized Crocodilian, attributable to an adult animal of the Alligatoridae family, comparable to Crocodilus affluvelensis. 2.° Dinosaur remains atributed to three difIerent families: Atlantosauridae (represented by a large sized Sauropod, probably Hypselosaurus; Iguanodontidae (afI. Rhabdodon, medium sized Omithopod; and Hadrosauridae (Ortbomerus, small sized. 3.° Dinosaur's footprints, not very well preserved, medium and large sized, attributable to biped Omithopod. The fauna remains were always found unconnected, scattered all over large areas and with no signs of depredation. The sort of materials found reveal a certain transport which caused a selective action over the remains. Later, the efIects of the orogenic processes suffered by this area in the Tertiary period would combine with this transport.El estudio de gran parte del material hallado en los trabajos de excavación realizados por un equipo del «Institut de Paleontología de Sabadell» y otros paleontólogos de las Universidades de Madrid y Bellaterra, en la cuenca de Tremp (Maastrichtiense, durante los años 1984 y 1985, ha permitido reconocer: 1.º Un crocodílido de gran talla, atribuible a un animal adulto de la familia Alligatoridae, comparable a Crocodilus affluvelensis. 2.° Restos de dinosaurios que se han atribuido a tres familias: Atlantosauridae (representada por un saurópodo de gran talla, probablemente Hypselosaurus; Iguanodontidae (afI. Rhabdodon, ornitópodo de talla media, y Hadrosauridae (Ortbomerus, de talla pequeña. 3.° Icnitas de dinosaurios, bastante mal conservadas, de tamaño medio y grande, atribuibles a omit

  12. Occurrence and Intensity of Anisakid Nematode Larvae in Some Commercially Important Fish Species in Persian Gulf

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    Maryam DADAR

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Anisakid nematodes are common parasites of fish, mammals, fish-eating birds, and reptiles with a worldwide distribution, causing diseases in human, fish and important economic losses.Methods: A preliminary epidemiological study was carried out on Anisakid nematodes larvae in some commercially important fish species to evaluate the anisakid nematode larvae from greater lizardfish, (Saurida tumbil, Japanese thread fin bream (Nemipterus japonicus, crocodile longtom (Tylosurus crocodilus crocodiles and longfin trevally (Carangoides armatus from the Persian Gulf of Iran.Result: The collected larvae were identified mainly as the third larval stage (L3 of Hysterothylacium larval type A, B and C, Anisakis sp., Raphidascaris sp., Pseudoterranova sp. and Philometra sp. (Nematoda: Philometridae. The prevalence of Anisakid larvae infection of examined fishes was 97.2% in N. japonicus, 90.3% in S. tumbil, 20.5% in crocodile longtom and 5.5% in longfin trevally. Anisakis type III for the first time was different from Anisakis type I and Anisakis type II.Discussion: Zoonotic anisakids by high prevalence in edible fish could be a health hazard for people. So health practices should be considered in these areas.

  13. A Cultural Herpetology of Nile Crocodiles in Africa

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    Simon Pooley

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Human-wildlife conflict is a growing problem worldwide wherever humans share landscapes with large predators, and negative encounters with eight species of the crocodilians is particularly widespread. Conservationists' responses to these adverse encounters have focused on the ecological and behavioural aspects of predators, rather than on the social, political, and cultural contexts, which have threatened their existence in the first place. Few studies have thus far tried to understand the rich, varied, contradictory, and complex relations that exist between particular humans and human societies, and particular predators and groups of predators. It is in the spirit of Brian Morris's explorations of the interactional encounters and co-produced sociabilities that exist between humans and animals in specific places and regions that this paper offers a cultural herpetology (an account of human-crocodile interrelations of the Nile crocodile (Crocodilus niloticus and C. suchus in Africa. It draws on extensive historical documentation of the interactions of humans and crocodiles across Africa to examine how diverse and complex human responses to Nile crocodiles have been, and continue to be, and suggests some implications for improving human-crocodile relations.

  14. Progress in the Rotational Analysis of the Ground and Low-Lying Vibrationally Excited States of Malonaldehyde

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    Goudreau, E. S.; Tokaryk, Dennis W.; Ross, Stephen Cary; Billinghurst, Brant E.

    2016-06-01

    Despite being an important prototype molecule for intramolecular proton tunnelling, the far-IR spectrum of the internally hydrogen-bonded species malonaldehyde (C_3O_2H_4) is not yet well understood. In the talk I gave at the ISMS meeting in 2015 I discussed the high-resolution spectra we obtained at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. These spectra include a number of fundamental vibrational bands in the 100-2000 cm-1 region. In our efforts to analyze these bands we have noticed that our ground state combination differences show a large drift (up to an order of magnitude larger than our experimental error) away from those calculated using constants established by Baba et al., particularly in regions of high J (above 30) and low Ka (below 5). An examination of the previous microwave and far-IR studies reveals that this region of J-Ka space was not represented in the lines that Baba et al. used to generate the values for their fitting parameters. By including our own measurements in the fitting, we were able to improve the characterization of the ground state so that it is now consistent with all of the existing data. This characterization now covers a much larger range of J-Ka space and has enabled us to make significant progress in analyzing our far-IR synchrotron spectra. These include an excited vibrational state at 241 cm-1 as well as several states split by the tunnelling effect at higher wavenumber. T. Baba, T. Tanaka, I. Morino, K. M. T. Yamada, K. Tanaka. Detection of the tunneling-rotation transitions of malonaldehyde in the submillimeter-wave region. J. Chem. Phys., 110. 4131-4133 (1999) P. Turner, S. L. Baughcum, S. L. Coy, Z. Smith. Microwave Spectroscopic Study of Malonaldehyde. 4. Vibration-Rotation Interaction in Parent Species. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 106. 2265-2267 (1984) D. W. Firth, K. Beyer, M. A. Dvorak, S. W. Reeve, A. Grushow, K. R. Leopold. Tunable far-infrared spectroscopy of malonaldehyde. J. Chem. Phys., 94. 1812

  15. Comparative Study between Robotic Total Thyroidectomy with Central Lymph Node Dissection via Bilateral Axillo-breast Approach and Conventional Open Procedure for Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma

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    Qing-Qing He; Jian Zhu; Da-Yong Zhuang; Zi-Yi Fan; Lu-Ming Zheng; Peng Zhou; Lei Hou

    2016-01-01

    Background:A large proportion of the patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma are young women.Therefore,minimally invasive endoscopic thyroidectomy with central neck dissection (CND) emerged and showed well-accepted results with improved cosmetic outcome,accelerated healing,and comforting the patients.This study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of robotic total thyroidectomy with CND via bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA),compared with conventional open procedure in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.Methods:One-hundred patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma from March 2014 to January 2015 in Jinan Military General Hospital of People's Liberation Army (PLA) were randomly assigned to robotic group or conventional open approach group (n =50 in each group).The total operative time,estimated intraoperative blood loss,numbers of lymph node removed,visual analog scale (VAS),postoperative hospital stay time,complications,and numerical scoring system (NSS,used to assess cosmetic effect) were analyzed.Results:The robotic total thyroidectomy with CND via BABA was successfully performed in robotic group.There were no conversion from the robotic surgeries to open or endoscopic surgery.The subclinical central lymph node metastasis rate was 35%.The mean operative time of the robotic group was longer than that of the conventional open approach group (118.8 ± 16.5 min vs.90.7 ± 10.3 min,P < 0.05).The study showed significant differences between the two groups in terms of the VASs (2.1 ± 1.0 vs.3.8 ± 1.2,P < 0.05) and NSS (8.9 ± 0.8 vs.4.8 ± 1.7,P < 0.05).The differences between the two groups in the estimated intraoperative blood loss,postoperative hospital stay time,numbers of lymph node removed,postoperative thyroglobulin levels,and complications were not statistically significant (all P > 0.05).Neither iatrogenic implantation nor metastasis occurred in punctured porous channel or chest wall in both groups.Postoperative cosmetic

  16. Desenvolvimento de colônias de abelhas com diferentes alimentos protéicos Development of honeybee colonies under protein diets

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    Fábia de Mello Pereira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho de produtos regionais do Nordeste na alimentação de colônias de abelhas (Apis mellifera, em um período de escassez de floradas. Foram fornecidas dietas às abelhas, contendo 20% de proteína bruta, à base de feno de mandioca (Manihot esculenta e farinha de vagem de algaroba (Prosopis juliflora, feno de mandioca e farelo de babaçu (Orbygnia martiana, farelo de babaçu e Purilac (sucedâneo para bezerros da marca Purina e pólen apícola de Palmae. As colônias foram analisadas quanto ao peso e às áreas de alimento e cria. Não foi observada diferença significativa entre os tratamentos em relação às áreas de cria. Apesar de a pasta com pólen ser a mais consumida, este alimento mostrou conversão alimentar menor do que as demais dietas fornecidas. As colônias que receberam pasta de feno de mandioca com farelo de babaçu tiveram maior peso final. Todos os alimentos mostraram-se eficientes na manutenção das colônias.The objective of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of some regional products of Brazil Northeast to feed Apis mellifera colonies. Diets with 20% of crude protein made of cassava hay (Manihot esculenta and mesquite pod meal (Prosopis juliflora, cassava hay and babassu bran (Orbygnia martiana, babassu bran and Purilac (succedaneous for calfskin from Purina and Palmae pollen were offered to the honeybees. Colonies were evaluated for weight gain, store area and brood area. There was no significant difference among the treatments in relation to the brood areas. Pollen treatment showed the highest intake but also showed the lowest food conversion. Beehives that received diet with cassava hay and babassu flour showed greater final weight gain. All diets were efficient in the maintenance of the colonies.

  17. 53rd Cement Technical Conference. Expansion and contraction 1; Dai 53 kai semento gijutsu taikai. Bocho, shushuku 1

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    Shimomura, Takumi [Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata (Japan)

    1999-08-10

    Mokuzen et al studied the relationship of gas pressure and speed constant while deriving suction speed constant from the results of suction experiments of gas molecule to minute pore wall, and discussed what changes will occur caused by different cement water ratio and ages of the cement. Baba et al reported the experiment results concerning changing of gap pressure and contraction of very initial age cement paste under dry and non-dry conditions. Yamada et al reported the experiment results concerning water motion and contraction properties inside plane plate specimens of super high strength concrete. Imori et al reported the experiment results of shearing resistance of reinforced concrete beams that have cracks pre-introduced in cross section by dry contraction or temperature stress, and discussed its calculation method. Hotta et al studied the experimental method concerning volume changing of cement paste including that before agglutination, and reported the experiment results. (NEDO)

  18. Robotic thyroidectomy and cervical neck dissection for thyroid cancer.

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    Paek, Se Hyun; Kang, Kyung Ho

    2016-06-01

    A robotic approach for thyroid surgery was developed to overcome the limitations of endoscopic thyroidectomy and provide many technical advantages. This approach facilitates the surgeon's control through a magnified three-dimensional view, decreased tremor, and freedom of motion with articulated instruments. Robotic thyroidectomy is safe and technically feasible in patients with well-differentiated, low-risk thyroid cancer. Furthermore, robotic thyroidectomy may become a good surgical alternative option for patients with more advanced thyroid cancer. Our modified bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) for central and lateral cervical neck lymph node (LN) dissection has yielded excellent surgical outcomes as an open procedure. The incorporation of robotics in thyroid cancer surgery will continue to evolve, and the surgical indications for robotic thyroidectomy will continue to expand. Further analyses that include long-term outcomes and randomized comparative trials remain important.

  19. Interaction between Na-type smectite and Fe{sup 2+} ions. Na{sup +}/Fe{sup 2+} ion exchange in the interlayer space of smectite

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    Shinozaki, Tomoko [ITC, Tokyo (Japan); Oda, Harue; Shibata, Masahiro; Kamei, Gento

    1998-02-01

    Adsorption-desorption tests for Fe{sup 2+} ions versus Na-type smectite were carried out in the solution under the controlled atmosphere (O{sub 2} < 0.1 ppm, CO{sub 2} < 2 ppm) in order to elucidate the interaction between bentonite and iron containers for underground waste disposal. Smectite after the adsorption test was subjected to the X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to study the Fe{sup 2+} adsorption site. As a result, the interaction between Fe{sup 2+} and smectite was shown to be reversible ion exchange between Na{sup +} and Fe{sup 2+} in the interlayer space of smectite. The ion exchange distribution coefficient was found to be log K = 1.08 {+-} 0.07 and 0.66 {+-} 0.19 for the ionic strength of 0.05 and 0.0016, respectively. (H. Baba)

  20. The effect of synthetic inducers of systemic resistance in inhibiting grey mold development on geranium and poinsettia

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    Jolanta Floryszak-Wieczorek

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Several chemical activators of resistance were tested to evaluate their efficiency in restricting development caused by Botryotinia fuckeliana (Botrytis cinerea on geranium and poinsettia leaves. The used signal pathway inducers of salicylic acid, such as DL-â-aminobutyric acid (BABA, g-aminobutyric acid (GABA and benzothiadiazole (BTH, at the applied rates markedly inhibited the development of grey mould in the both plant species. The mentioned inducers showed no toxic or restricting effect on the fungus growth and development under in vitro conditions. Only methyl jasmonate (Me-JA, a potential activator of independent signal transduction pathway, at the applied quantities (O,1-1,0 mg·ml-1, noticeably enhanced the disease spot development probably through stimulation of ethylene synthesis in plant. Me-JA added to medium with B.cinerea showed a strong antifungal action, whereas ethylene significantly stimulated mycelium growth in the in vitro cultures.

  1. Downgrading of Geis of cornstarch: the influence of sugars, lipids and types of starch

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    1981-01-01

    Resumo: A retrogradação de géis concentrados (amido-água) de 3 tipos de amido (extraídos de 3 variedades de milho: Normal, Amilose Extender e Waxy) e a influência de 3 tipos de açúcares (saca-rose, maltose e glicose) e 4 tipos de triglicerídeos (TCM, Láurico, Babaçu e Gordura) foram investigados através da medida do módulo de elasticidade. A teoria de Avrami para a cristalização de polímeros foi utilizada para estudar a cinética de retrogradação. A cristalização dos géis, em todos os casos es...

  2. Modeling Multivariate Volatility Processes: Theory and Evidence

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    Jelena Z. Minovic

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available This article presents theoretical and empirical methodology for estimation and modeling of multivariate volatility processes. It surveys the model specifications and the estimation methods. Multivariate GARCH models covered are VEC (initially due to Bollerslev, Engle and Wooldridge, 1988, diagonal VEC (DVEC, BEKK (named after Baba, Engle, Kraft and Kroner, 1995, Constant Conditional Correlation Model (CCC, Bollerslev, 1990, Dynamic Conditional Correlation Model (DCC models of Tse and Tsui, 2002, and Engle, 2002. I illustrate approach by applying it to daily data from the Belgrade stock exchange, I examine two pairs of daily log returns for stocks and index, report the results obtained, and compare them with the restricted version of BEKK, DVEC and CCC representations. The methods for estimation parameters used are maximum log-likehood (in BEKK and DVEC models and twostep approach (in CCC model.

  3. Enhancement of Structure, Tc and Irreversibility Line in High Tc Superconductors by Heat Treatments

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    Abdeljabar Aboulkassim

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available AC susceptibility (ac= ’+ i‖ and X ray diffraction (XRD are very useful for characterizing high Tc superconductors. We report here on the preparation, X-ray diffraction with Rietveld refinement, resistivity , AC magnetic susceptibility measurements and effect of heat treatments in (Y1-xNdxSrBaCu3O6+z. Each sample was subject to two types of heat treatment: oxygen annealing [O] and argon annealing followed by oxygen annealing [AO]. For each x, the [AO] heat treatment increases the orthorhombicity ε = (b-a/(b+a (for 0≤x0.2, the distance d[Cu(1-(Sr/Ba] (for x0.25; increase in cationic and chain oxygen ordering; psh and in-phase purity for the [AO] samples may account for the observed data.

  4. Comparative Properties of Amazonian Oils Obtained by Different Extraction Methods

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    Cláudio Galuppo Diniz

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb., babaçu (Orbignya phalerata Mart., buriti (Mauritia flexuosa, and passion fruit (Passiflora edulis oils were studied to determine their antibacterial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities, as well as their total phenol and carotenoid contents. The fatty acid contents were determined by GC-MS. The three types of passion fruit oils studied were refined, cold pressed or extracted from seeds in a Soxhlet apparatus. The oils thus obtained showed differences in antioxidant activity and carotenoid content, but were similar in regard to total phenols. Buriti and pequi had the highest carotenoid contents, while refined and cold pressed passion fruit oil displayed the highest antioxidant activity. Pequi oil was the only oil to display antibacterial and cytotoxic activity.

  5. A new two-pored species of Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado, with a key to the two-pored species of Amphisbaena.

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    Ribeiro, Síria; Gomes, Jerriane O; Silva, Helder Lúcio Rodrigues Da; Cintra, Carlos Eduardo D; Silva, Nelson Jorge Da Jr

    2016-08-03

    A new species of Amphisbaena is described from municipalities of Babaçulândia, State of Tocantins, and Estreito, State of Maranhão, northern Brazilian Cerrado. The new species differs from other two-pored species of the genus, by presenting mainly slender body shape; snout rounded in profile and dorsal view; high number of body annuli (328-342); 12-14 dorsal segments and 14-16 ventral in midbody half-annulus; autotomic site between 9-10th caudal annuli; absence of chevron-shaped anterior dorsal half-annuli; 20-23 caudal annuli; postmalar row absent; and precloacals pores arranged in a continuous series of the precloacal half-annuli. Additionally, we present a key for two-pored species of Amphisbaena.

  6. Return and Volatility Spillovers Among Asian Stock Markets

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    Prashant Joshi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The study examines the return and volatility spillover among Asian stock markets in India, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Jakarta, and Korea using a six-variable asymmetric generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity–Baba, Engle, Kraft, and Kroner (GARCH-BEKK model during February 2, 2007, to February 29, 2010. The author finds evidence of bidirectional return, shock, and volatility spillover among most of the stock markets. The magnitude of volatility linkages is low indicating weak integration of Asian stock markets. The study finds that own volatility spillover is higher than cross-market spillover. The overall persistence of stock market volatility is highest for Japan (0.931 and lowest for China (0.824. The implication of weak integration is that investors will benefit from reduction of diversifiable risk.

  7. SİCİLL-İ AHVAL DEFTERLERİNE GÖRE OSMANLI DÖNEMİ’NDE GÖREV YAPAN ANAMURLU MEMURLAR / Offıcials From Anamur Working During Ottoman Period According To Sicill-i Ahval

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    GAZEL, Ahmet Ali

    2010-01-01

    ÖZETOsmanlı Devlet teşkilatında görev alan memurların, görevde bulundukları süre içerisindeki hal tercümelerinin, özel veya memuriyetiyle ilgili durumlarının kaydolunmasına sicill-i ahval, bu tescillerin bulunduğu defterlere de Sicill-i Umumî denmektedir. Başbakanlık Osmanlı Arşivi’ndeki 1879 ve 1909 yılları arasına ait 201 defterde, tercüme-i hal sahiplerinin ismi, mahlası veya künyesi; babası memur ise rütbesi, bilinen bir kişi...

  8. Signatures of nonlocal Cooper-pair transport and of a singlet-triplet transition in the critical current of a double-quantum-dot Josephson junction

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    Probst, B.; Domínguez, F.; Schroer, A.; Yeyati, A. Levy; Recher, P.

    2016-10-01

    We study the critical Josephson current flowing through a double quantum dot weakly coupled to two superconducting leads. We use analytical as well as numerical methods to investigate this setup in the limit of small and large bandwidth leads in all possible charging states, where we account for on-site interactions exactly. Our results provide clear signatures of nonlocal spin-entangled pairs, which support interpretations of recent experiments [R. S. Deacon, A. Oiwa, J. Sailer, S. Baba, Y. Kanai, K. Shibata, K. Hirakawa, and S. Tarucha, Nat. Commun. 6, 7446 (2015), 10.1038/ncomms8446]. In addition, we find that the ground state with one electron on each quantum dot can undergo a tunable singlet-triplet phase transition in the regime where the superconducting gap in the leads is not too large, which gives rise to an additional new signature of nonlocal Cooper-pair transport.

  9. Thermophysical tests of buffer materials

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    Suzuki, H. [ITC, Tokyo (Japan); Taniguchi, Wataru

    1999-03-01

    Thermodynamic properties of buffer materials were measured for putting in order thermodynamic constants to be used in the near-field thermal analysis. The thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity were measured as functions of the water content and temperature to deduce the specific heat. The thermal conductivity and specific heat varied significantly as the water content changed. Obtained values of the specific heat agreed well the expected values calculated based on the constituents of the buffer material. Temperature dependence of the thermodynamic constants was found small below 90degC. From the findings, the thermal conductivity and specific heat of the buffer material were formulated as functions of the water content. Thermodynamic study of powdery bentonite was carried out as well with a purpose of use for filling apertures in the artificial barrier. (H. Baba)

  10. Desempenho agronômico de alface orgânica influenciado pelo sombreamento, época de plantio e preparo do solo no Acre

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    Eliana Mara Napoli Correia de Paula da Silva

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho agronômico do cultivo de alface orgânica sob diferentes níveis de sombreamento, épocas de plantio e preparo do solo, no Acre. Para cada cultivar de alface avaliada, lisa (Baba de Verão e crespa (Vera, foram instalados quatro experimentos em ambientes com níveis distintos de sombreamento (casa de vegetação, 35%; tela, 50%; latada de maracujazeiro, 52%; e a pleno sol, em duas épocas de plantio (estiagem e chuvosa. Utilizou-se o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, com três métodos de preparo do solo (plantio direto, cultivo mínimo e preparo convencional e quatro repetições. O cultivo em casa de vegetação proporciona maior massa de matéria fresca e produtividade de alface 'Vera', e desempenho similar ao observado sob tela de sombreamento, com preparo mínimo do solo, para as duas épocas de plantio avaliadas. O cultivo a pleno sol, em plantio direto, proporciona maior massa de matéria fresca e produtividade de alface 'Vera', para o período de estiagem. A massa de matéria seca da parte aérea das cultivares Baba de Verão e Vera é maior em cultivo em casa de vegetação, seguida do cultivo sob tela de sombreamento.

  11. Intraoperative neuromonitoring of the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve during robotic thyroid surgery: a preliminary prospective study

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    Kim, Su-jin; Oh, Byung-Mo; Oh, Eun Mee; Bae, Dong Sik; Choi, June Young; Myong, Jun Pyo; Youn, Yeo-Kyu

    2015-01-01

    Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of monitoring external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) during robotic thyroid surgery. Methods A total of 10 patients undergoing bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic thyroid surgery were enrolled. The nerve integrity monitor (NIM Response 2.0 System) was used for EBSLN monitoring. We performed voice assessments preoperatively and at 1 and 3 months postoperatively using Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10), maximal phonation time (MPT), phonation efficient index (PEI), and laryngeal electromyography (EMG). Results A total of 19 EBSLNs were at risk and 14 EBSLNs (73.7%) were identified using neuromonitoring. VHI-10 showed a change of voice over time (0.1 vs. 3.6 vs. 1.3); however, this was not statistically significant. VHI-10 scores normalized at 3 months postoperatively compared to the preoperative scores. MPT (a) (16.0 vs. 15.6 vs. 15.4), and MPT (e) (20.1 vs. 15.4 vs. 18.5) showed no significant differences preoperatively compared to the values obtained 1 and 3 months postoperatively. There was a significant change of PEI over time (4.8 vs. 1.1 vs. 4.6) (P = 0.036); however, the values normalized at 3 months postoperatively. Laryngeal EMG results showed 4 cases (21.2%) of neuropathy of EBSLNs at 1 month postoperatively, and electrodiagnostic studies revealed nearly complete recovery of the function of EBSLNs in 4 patients at 3 months postoperatively Conclusion It is suggested that neuromonitoring of EBSLNs during BABA robotic thyroid surgery is feasible and might be helpful to preserve voice quality. PMID:26576402

  12. Ocorrência e potencial biotecnológico de leveduras associadas aos frutos de Attalea speciosa

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    Stella Costa Santos do Vale

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O Babaçu (Attalea speciosa Mart ex. Spreng, é uma palmeira oleaginosa pertencente à família Arecaceae, das partes que compõem o fruto do babaçu, 15% do peso total do fruto correspondem ao epicarpo; 20% ao mesocarpo e 58% ao endocarpo (incluindo as amêndoas, sendo a amêndoa sua componente mais utilizada. Às leveduras estão intimamente associadas a uma grande variedade de insetos e de plantas. Dentre todos os órgãos dos vegetais em que há registro da existência de leveduras, os frutos representam importantes micro-habitats naturais para uma diversidade significativa de espécies de leveduras. O objetivo de este trabalho foi isolar e testar as habilidades enzimáticas de linhagens de leveduras associadas as amêndoas de Orbignya speciosa, e seu possível potencial biotecnológico para utilização com fins industriais. Foram realizadas 10 coletas, com sete dias de intervalo entre cada uma, durante 3 meses, onde foram obtidos 15 amêndoas por coleta. Foram isoladas 84 linhagens de leveduras. Atividade enzimática foi avaliada e dentre as oitenta e quatro linhagens de leveduras testadas quanto a capacidades de hidrolisar a caseína em meio protease, 26,04 % apresentaram potencial enzimático em pH ácido, 31,92% em pH neutro e 28,56% em pH alcalino, demonstrando potencial enzimático em diferentes pHs.A atividade lipolítica também foi satisfatória onde, sessenta e duas linhagens produtores de lipases podem ter uso potencial para testes de emprego comercial de lipases microbianas. Já a atividade celulolítica foi mais limitada, apenas dezenove linhagens se mostraram degradantes de celulose.

  13. Studies on assessment of traffic noise level in Aurangabad city, India

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    B J Bhosale

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    Full Text Available With the rapid rate of urbanization of Aurangabad city due to the expanding industrialization, the problem of noise pollution has become a concern for urban dwellers and government authority too. Noise pollution due to vehicular traffic is one of the growing environmental problems of urban centers. The study deals with the assessment of traffic noise levels in Aurangabad city. With respect to the total number of vehicles passing the road in unit time, which was surveyed by direct count method, six different sites from Aurangabad city, viz., Nagar Naka, Kranti Chowk, CIDCO bus stand, Railway station area, Dhoot Hospital and Baba petrol pump were selected to study the vehicular noise level. Noise measurements were carried out at these six locations on both working day and holiday during the peak traffic hours, i.e. 8:00 a.m. - 11:a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., in the morning, afternoon and evening sessions, respectively, after 5 minutes time interval. The noise level was monitored using noise level meter. The results obtained from this investigation showed that the Nagar Naka, Kranti chowk and CIDCO bus stand area have dense traffic zones when compared with the Railway station area, Dhoot Hospital and Baba petrol pump. The minimum and the maximum noise levels are 74 and 86 dB, respectively, on working day and 70 and 81 dB, respectively, on holiday. The measured noise level values exceed the prescribed noise level.

  14. Preparing to fight back: Generation and storage of priming compounds.

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    Victoria ePastor

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Immune-stimulated plants are able to respond more rapidly and adequately to various biotic stresses allowing them to efficiently combat an infection. During the priming phase, plant are stimulated in absence of a challenge, and can accumulate and store conjugates or precursors of molecules as well as other compounds that play a role in defense. These molecules can be released during the defensive phase following stress. These metabolites can also participate in the first stages of the stress perception. Here, we report the metabolic changes occuring in primed plants during the priming phase. β-aminobutyric acid (BABA causes a boost of the primary metabolism through the tricarboxylic acids (TCA such as citrate, fumarate, (S-malate and 2-oxoglutarate, and the potentiation of phenylpropanoid biosynthesis and the octodecanoic pathway. On the contrary, Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato (PstAvrRpt2 represses the same pathways. Both systems used to prime plants share some common signals like the changes in the synthesis of amino acids and the production of SA and its glycosides, as well as IAA. Interestingly, a product of the purine catabolism, xanthosine, was found to accumulate following both BABA- and PstAvrRpt2-treatement. The compounds that are strongly affected in this stage are called priming compounds, since their effect on the metabolism of the plant is to induce the production of primed compounds that will help to combat the stress. At the same time, additional identified metabolites suggest the possible defense pathways that plants are using to get ready for the battle.

  15. Multiplex-PCR-Based Screening and Computational Modeling of Virulence Factors and T-Cell Mediated Immunity in Helicobacter pylori Infections for Accurate Clinical Diagnosis.

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    Sinem Oktem-Okullu

    Full Text Available The outcome of H. pylori infection is closely related with bacteria's virulence factors and host immune response. The association between T cells and H. pylori infection has been identified, but the effects of the nine major H. pylori specific virulence factors; cagA, vacA, oipA, babA, hpaA, napA, dupA, ureA, ureB on T cell response in H. pylori infected patients have not been fully elucidated. We developed a multiplex- PCR assay to detect nine H. pylori virulence genes with in a three PCR reactions. Also, the expression levels of Th1, Th17 and Treg cell specific cytokines and transcription factors were detected by using qRT-PCR assays. Furthermore, a novel expert derived model is developed to identify set of factors and rules that can distinguish the ulcer patients from gastritis patients. Within all virulence factors that we tested, we identified a correlation between the presence of napA virulence gene and ulcer disease as a first data. Additionally, a positive correlation between the H. pylori dupA virulence factor and IFN-γ, and H. pylori babA virulence factor and IL-17 was detected in gastritis and ulcer patients respectively. By using computer-based models, clinical outcomes of a patients infected with H. pylori can be predicted by screening the patient's H. pylori vacA m1/m2, ureA and cagA status and IFN-γ (Th1, IL-17 (Th17, and FOXP3 (Treg expression levels. Herein, we report, for the first time, the relationship between H. pylori virulence factors and host immune responses for diagnostic prediction of gastric diseases using computer-based models.

  16. A pilot study of Helicobacter pylori genotypes and cytokine gene polymorphisms in reflux oesophagitis and peptic ulcer disease.

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    Akdogan, R A; Ozgur, O; Gucuyeter, S; Kaklikkaya, N; Cobanoglu, U; Aydin, F

    2014-01-01

    Helicobacter pylori causes various diseases such as chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. While majority of the people infected with H. pylori is asymptomatic, 15-20 % of them develop such diseases. The main factors, which determine the development of H. pylori related diseases might be bacterial virulence, host genetic and environmental factors.The aim of this study was to reveal the factors that play a role in the disease development in patients with reflux esophagitis and peptic ulcer, infected with Helicobacter pylori. Environmental factors such as medical agents, smoking and body mass index were evaluated. The factors specific to bacteria such as vacA, CagA, babA and iceA virulence genotypes and the host factors such as IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12, interferon-γ, TNF-α, ve TGF-β1 gene polymorphisms were compared between the two groups.H. pylori infected twenty five patients with reflux esophagitis and peptic ulcer were enrolled in the study. There was no statistical difference between the two groups regarding environmental factors. IL-2 -330T +166T (p=0.037) and IL10 -1082A; -819C (p=0.049) gene polymorphisms were significantly more common in the group of patients with peptic ulcer compared to the group with reflux esophagitis. In both groups of patients, either with reflux esophagitis or peptic ulcer, multiple H. pylori virulence genotypes (cagA, vacA, babA) (mean values 74 %, 78 %, 54 % respectively) were observed.In this study, we revealed that cytokine gene polymorphisms may play a role in the development peptic ulcer while H. pylori virulence genotypes seem to be crucial for the development of associated diseases (Tab. 4, Ref. 51).

  17. Larval fish distribution and their relationship with environmental factors in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea (central Mediterranean during two years of sampling

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    Adriana Profeta

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    The results of this study could have implications for the management of marine resources, because the investigated area has already been identified as a nursery area for many pelagic and coastal fishes and a natural habitat for many species of high commercial interest. Fig. 1. Results of CCA analysis for larval fish species and sampled stations during June 2006. Two first axes (CCA1 and CCA2 are represented. Species abbreviations in alphabetical order: An_a (Anthias anthias, Ap_i (Apogon imberbis, Ar_k (Arnoglossus kessleri, Ar_h (Argyropelecus hemigymnus, Ar_l (Arnoglossus laterna, Ar_r (Arnoglossus rueppelii, Ar_t (Arnoglossus thori, Be_g (Benthosema glaciale, Bl_o (Blennius ocellaris, Bo_b (Boops boops, Bo_p (Bothus podas, Ca_a (Capros aper, Ca_p (Callyonimus maculatus, Ce_m (Ceratoscopelus maderensis, Ce_m1(Cepola macrophtalma, Ci_l (Citharus linguatula, Co_j (Coris julis, Co_n (Ophidion barbatum, Cy_b (Cyclothone braueri, Cy_p (Cyclothone pygmaea, En_e (Engraulis encrasicolus, Di_a (Diplodus annularis, Di_h (Diaphus holti, Di_r (Diaphus rafinesquei, El_r (Electrona rissoi, Go_n (Gobius niger, He_d (Helicolenus dactylopterus, Hy_b (Hygophum benoiti, Hy_h (Hygophum hygomii, La_c (Lampanyctus crocodilus, La_p (Lampanyctus pusillus, Le_c (Lepidotrigla cavillone, Le_j (Lestidiops jayakari, Lo_d (Lobianchia dofleini, Ma_m (Maurolicus muelleri, Ma_s (Macrorhamphosus scolopax, Me_m (Merluccius merluccius, Mi_p (Micromesistius poutassou, My_p (Myctophum punctatum, Mu_s (Mullus surmuletus, Ne_s (Nemichthys scolopaceus, No_b (Notoscopelus bolini, No_e (Notoscopelus elongatus, No_r (Arctozenus risso, Ob_m (Oblada melanura, Pa_s (Paralepis speciosa. Sc_p (Scorpaena porcus, Sc_s (Scorpaena scrofa, Se_c (Serranus cabrilla, Se_h (Serranushepatus, Sp_f (Spicara maena, Sp_s (Spicara smaris, Sy sp. (Symphurus nigrescens, Sy_v, (Symphurus ligulatus, St_b (Stomias boa boa, Tr_d (Trachinus draco, Tr_me (Trachurus mediterraneus, Tr_t (Trachurus trachurus, Ur_s (Uranoscopus scaber

  18. Vertical distribution, diversity and assemblages of mesopelagic fishes in the western Mediterranean

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    Olivar, M. P.; Bernal, A.; Molí, B.; Peña, M.; Balbín, R.; Castellón, A.; Miquel, J.; Massutí, E.

    2012-04-01

    The mesopelagic fish community of the western Mediterranean was studied during two cruises carried out in December 2009 and July 2010 in the shelf and slope zones around the Balearic Islands. Much of what was previously known about this deep water group of fishes in the Mediterranean Sea came from studies performed using planktonic and small midwater nets. This study was the first attempt to use large pelagic trawls and small nets combined with information about the main sound scattering layers to analyse mesopelagic fish composition, diversity and species assemblages. This community is characterised by a relatively low diversity compared to other oceanic regions of the world, with Myctophiformes and Stomiiformes being the main contributors. Bathymetry and the level of the water column were the most important factors structuring the investigated fish assemblages, and similar vertical patterns were observed for the different species collected during the two study periods. A shelf assemblage composed of a few species of myctophids, with Notoscopelus elongatus being the main contributor, was distinguished. The slope assemblage included both Myctophiformes and Stomiiformes that showed differences in their day-night main location along the water column. In terms of species behaviour, two important groups were detected. The first was non-migrant or weakly migrant species, with the paradigmatic example being the gonostomatid Cyclothone braueri, which occurred at a depth of 400-600 m; this species is partly responsible for the permanent acoustic (38 kHz) response at this depth. The second group, near-surface migrants at night, was represented by most of the juvenile and adult myctophids, exemplified by Ceratoscopelus maderensis, with the exception of just a few of the largest size classes of some species, such as Lampanyctus crocodilus and N. elongatus that remain near the bottom.

  19. Isolation and characterisation of crocodile and python ovotransferrins.

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    Ciuraszkiewicz, Justyna; Olczak, Mariusz; Watorek, Wiesław

    2007-01-01

    Transferrins play a major role in iron homeostasis and metabolism. In vertebrates, these proteins are synthesised in the liver and dispersed within the organism by the bloodstream. In oviparous vertebrates additional expression is observed in the oviduct and the synthesised protein is deposited in egg white as ovotransferrin. Most research on ovotransferrin has been performed on the chicken protein. There is a limited amount of information on other bird transferrins, and until our previous paper on red-eared turtle protein there was no data on the isolation, sequencing and biochemical properties of reptilian ovotransferrins. Recently our laboratory deposited ten new sequences of reptilian transferrins in the EMBL database. A comparative analysis of these sequences indicates a possibility of different mechanisms of iron release among crocodile and snake transferrin. In the present paper we follow with the purification and analysis of the basic biochemical properties of two crocodile (Crocodilus niloticus, C. rhombifer) and one snake (Python molurus bivittatus) ovotransferrins. The proteins were purified by anion exchange and hydrophobic chromatography, and their N-terminal amino-acid sequences, molecular mass and isoelectric points were determined. All three proteins are glycosylated and their N-glycan chromatographic profiles show the largest contribution of neutral oligosaccharides in crocodile and disialylated glycans in python ovotransferrin. The absorption spectra of iron-saturated transferrins were analysed. Iron release from these proteins is pH-dependent, showing a biphasic character in crocodile ovotransferrins and a monophasic type in the python protein. The reason for the different types of iron release is discussed.

  20. Inappropriate feeding practice favors the transmission of Trichinella papuae from wild pigs to saltwater crocodiles in Papua New Guinea.

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    Pozio, Edoardo; Owen, Ifor L; Marucci, Gianluca; La Rosa, Giuseppe

    2005-02-28

    The recent discovery of Trichinella zimbabwensis in farmed crocodiles (Crocodilus niloticus) of Zimbabwe and its ability to infect mammals, and the development of both T. zimbabwensis and Trichinella papuae in experimentally infected reptiles led to an investigation of Trichinella infection in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) and in wild pigs (Sus scrofa) of Papua New Guinea, to see if T. papuae also, is present in both cold- and warm-blooded animals. Of 222 crocodiles examined, 47 animals (21.2%), all from Kikori, Gulf Province, were positive for non-encapsulated larvae in the muscles. The greatest number of larvae was found usually in the biceps, with an average of 7 larvae/g. One isolate from a crocodile infected successfully both laboratory rats and mice. Of 81 wild pigs examined, 9 from Bensbach river area (Western Province) and 1 from Kikori area (Gulf Province) were positive for non-encapsulated larvae in the muscles. Trichinella larvae from both saltwater crocodiles and wild pigs have been identified by multiplex-PCR analysis as T. papuae. The sequence analysis of the region within the large subunit ribosomal DNA, known as the expansion segment V, has shown the presence of a molecular marker distinguishing T. papuae isolates of Bensbach river area from those of Kikori area. This marker could be useful to trace back the geographical origin of the infected animal. The epidemiological investigation carried out in the Kikori area has shown that local people catch young crocodiles in the wild and keep them in holding pens for several months, before sending them to the crocodile farm in Lae (Morobe Province). They feed the crocodiles primarily with wild pig meat bought at the local market and also with fish. These results stress the importance of using artificial digestion for routinely screening of swine and crocodiles, and of adopting measures for preventing the spread of infection, such as the proper disposal of carcasses and the adequate freezing of

  1. Phorcotabanus cinereus (Wiedemann, 1821 (Diptera, Tabanidae, an ornithophilic species of Tabanid in Central Amazon, Brazil

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    Limeira-de-Oliveira Francisco

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available In Central Amazon, Brazil, the tabanid Phorcotabanus cinereus (Wiedemann was recorded attacking the native duck Cairina moschata (Linnaeus (Anseriformes, Anatidae. The flight and behavior of the tabanid during the attacks and the host's defenses were videotaped and analyzed in slow motion. The tabanid was recorded flying rapidly around the heads of the ducks before landing. Landing always took place on the beak, and then the tabanid walked to the fleshy caruncle on the basal part of the beak to bite and feed. Firstly the duck defends itself through lateral harsh head movements, and then, when it is being bitten, it defends itself by rubbing its head on the body, or dipping the head into water, when swimming. If disturbed, the fly resumed the same pattern of flight as before and would generally try to land again on the same host and bite in the same place. This feeding activity was observed predominantly between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm and always in open areas, near aquatic environments, from June 1996 to January 1997, the dry season in Central Amazon. To test the attractiveness of other animals to P. cinereus, mammals, caimans and domestic and wild birds were placed in suitable habitat and the response of P. cinereus observed. P. cinereus did not attack these animals, suggesting that this species has a preference for ducks, which are plentiful in the region.

  2. Observações sobre stomatopoda Squilla brasiliensis calman, 1917 na plataforma continental do Rio Grande do Sul Observation on the Stamatopoda Squilla brasiliensis Calman, 1917 on the continental shelf of the Rio Grande do Sul State

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    Luiz Roberto Tommasi

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    Full Text Available O Stomatopoda Squilla brasiliensis ocorreu em 60 estações na plataforma continental do Rio Grande do Sul. É aparentemente, bastante freqüente entre 19 e 285 m de profundidade, mas especialmente entre 100 e 150 m, temperatura da água de fundo de 12,22 a 24,45ºC, salinidade de 30,20 a 36,16º/.., fundo de areia fina e lodo com baixo teor de calcario (0-20% na fração menor do que 44µ. Ocorreu especialmente em fundos sob influencia da massa de água Subtropical. As maiores abundancias ocorreram entre 30º e 31ºS e entre 49º e 50ºW. Vários exemplares, tanto machos como fêmeas, apresentaram telso com bordos entumescidos, o que sugere não ser essa uma característica ligada ao sexo nesta espécie .The distribution of Squilla brasiliensis Caiman, 1917 (Crustacea Stomatopoda is by the first time discussed in the continental plataform in the region of Rio Grande do Sul State, in relationship with depth, temperature and salinity. Apparently the distribution of that species is more related to salinity than to depth and temperature, and specially to the water mass of Subtropical origin. The largest densities were found between 84 and 128 m depth.

  3. A laboratory study of the performance of the handheld diffusion size classifier (DiSCmini) for various aerosols in the 15-400 nm range.

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    Bau, S; Zimmermann, B; Payet, R; Witschger, O

    2015-02-01

    In addition to chemical composition, particle concentration and size are among the main parameters used to characterize exposure to airborne ultrafine or nanoparticles. To assess occupational inhalation exposure, real-time instruments are recommended in recent strategies published. Among portable devices for personal exposure assessment in the workplace, DiSCmini (Matter Aerosol AG, Switzerland) has been identified as a potential candidate with its capacity to measure the airborne nanoparticle concentration and average particle size with good time-resolution. Monodisperse and polydisperse test nanoaerosols of varying compositions and morphologies were produced in the laboratory using the CAIMAN facility. These aerosols covered a range of particle sizes between 15 and 400 nm and number concentrations from 700 to 840,000 cm(-3). The aerosols were used to investigate the behavior of DiSCmini, comparing experimental data to reference data. In spite of a slight tendency to underestimate particle size, all particle diameters, number concentrations and surface area concentrations measured were in the same order of magnitude as reference data. Furthermore, no significant effect due to particle composition or morphology was noted.

  4. FullSSR: Microsatellite Finder and Primer Designer

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    Sebastián Metz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Microsatellites are genomic sequences comprised of tandem repeats of short nucleotide motifs widely used as molecular markers in population genetics. FullSSR is a new bioinformatic tool for microsatellite (SSR loci detection and primer design using genomic data from NGS assay. The software was tested with 2000 sequences of Oryza sativa shotgun sequencing project from the National Center of Biotechnology Information Trace Archive and with partial genome sequencing with ROCHE 454® from Caiman latirostris, Salvator merianae, Aegla platensis, and Zilchiopsis collastinensis. FullSSR performance was compared against other similar SSR search programs. The results of the use of this kind of approach depend on the parameters set by the user. In addition, results can be affected by the analyzed sequences because of differences among the genomes. FullSSR simplifies the detection of SSRs and primer design on a big data set. The command line interface of FullSSR was intended to be used as part of genomic analysis tools pipeline; however, it can be used as a stand-alone program because the results are easily interpreted for a nonexpert user.

  5. When You Get What You Haven't Paid for: Molecular Identification of "Douradinha" Fish Fillets Can Help End the Illegal Use of River Dolphins as Bait in Brazil.

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    Cunha, Haydée A; da Silva, Vera M F; Santos, Teresa E C; Moreira, Stella M; do Carmo, Nivia A S; Solé-Cava, Antonio M

    2015-01-01

    The fishery for Calophysus macropterus, an Amazonian necrophagous catfish, is highly detrimental to river dolphins and caimans, which are deliberately killed for use as bait. In the Brazilian Amazon, this fishery has increased over the last decade, in spite of the rejection of scavenger fishes by Brazilian consumers. It was suspected that C. macropterus fillets were being sold in Brazilian markets, disguised as a fictitious fish (the "douradinha"). We collected 62 fillets from "douradinha" and other suspiciously named fish from 4 fish-processing plants sold at 6 markets in Manaus, in the Brazilian Amazon, and sequenced the cytochrome b gene to identify fillets to species. Sixty percent of fillets labeled "douradinha" or with other deceptive names were actually C. macropterus. Six other fish species of low commercial value were also found. The presence of dolphin tissue in the stomach contents of C. macropterus was confirmed by mtDNA control region sequencing. Our results formed the scientific basis for a moratorium on the fishing and fraudulent selling of C. macropterus, issued by the Brazilian Ministries of the Environment and Fisheries. Exposure of this fraud via the mass media can help end the illegal use of dolphins as bait in Brazil.

  6. An urban Northeastern United States alligator bite.

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    Shepherd, Suzanne Moore; Shoff, William H

    2014-05-01

    Individuals who live and work in the Southeastern coastal range of the 3 US crocodilian carnivores, American alligators, American crocodiles, and caiman, understand the risks of reptile-human encounters. Individuals who live in other parts of the country maybe exposed through contact with exotic pets at private homes, small menageries, or petting zoos or from escaped or abandoned animals. During these encounters, individuals may be severely injured.Emergency medical services, law enforcement, and animal welfare workers in nonhabitat areas are usually not trained in the handling and safe removal of injured individuals from the scene when the reptile is present. The emergency management of large crocodilian injuries is similar to that of other major trauma; however, providers also must take into consideration the significant crush component potentially inflicted by the tremendous bite power and shaking inflicting during attacks by these large reptiles, appropriate antibiotic coverage for less common organisms that inhabit their mouths, and management of possible psychological distress, including posttraumatic stress disorder produced by such an unusual attack. Emergency physicians should support the development of a readily available national database of scientifically collect information on attacks to inform appropriate care and support efforts to explore responsible measures that the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and other appropriate local, state, and federal agencies can take to ensure ethical and biologically sustainable management of our large reptiles, which also helps to ensure the safety of the public.

  7. FullSSR: Microsatellite Finder and Primer Designer

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    Metz, Sebastián; Cabrera, Juan Manuel; Rueda, Eva; Giri, Federico; Amavet, Patricia

    2016-01-01

    Microsatellites are genomic sequences comprised of tandem repeats of short nucleotide motifs widely used as molecular markers in population genetics. FullSSR is a new bioinformatic tool for microsatellite (SSR) loci detection and primer design using genomic data from NGS assay. The software was tested with 2000 sequences of Oryza sativa shotgun sequencing project from the National Center of Biotechnology Information Trace Archive and with partial genome sequencing with ROCHE 454® from Caiman latirostris, Salvator merianae, Aegla platensis, and Zilchiopsis collastinensis. FullSSR performance was compared against other similar SSR search programs. The results of the use of this kind of approach depend on the parameters set by the user. In addition, results can be affected by the analyzed sequences because of differences among the genomes. FullSSR simplifies the detection of SSRs and primer design on a big data set. The command line interface of FullSSR was intended to be used as part of genomic analysis tools pipeline; however, it can be used as a stand-alone program because the results are easily interpreted for a nonexpert user. PMID:27366148

  8. 雷达组网的精确极大似然误差配准算法%An Exact Maximum Likelihood Error Registration Algorithm for Radar Network

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    丰昌政; 薛强

    2012-01-01

    针对最小二乘法和卡尔曼滤波方法在雷达网系统中的误差配准问题,提出一种雷达组网的精确极大似然误差配准算法.采用基于圆极投影的极大似然配准算法,利用各雷达站的几何关系,通过极大似然混合高斯-牛顿迭代方法估计出雷达网的系统误差,并进行仿真.仿真结果证明:该配准方法具有良好的一致性,可以用于多雷达组网的误差配准.%For the least square method and Caiman filter method in radar network system's error registration problems, put forward a kind of radar netting exact maximum likelihood error registration algorithm. Using maximum likelihood registration algorithm based on circular polar projection, according to the radar station geometric relationship, to estimate the error of radar network system by maximum likelihood mixed Gauss-Newton iterative method, and carried out a simulation. The simulation results show that the algorithm has good compatibility, can be used for multi radar netted registration.

  9. Centenary of the death of Elie Metchnikoff: a visionary and an outstanding team leader.

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    Cavaillon, Jean-Marc; Legout, Sandra

    2016-10-01

    Elie Metchnikoff passed away on July 15th, 1916. He is considered to be the father of phagocytes, cellular innate immunity, probiotics, and gerontology. In all of these fields, he was a visionary. To achieve such a notability and produce so many masterpieces, Metchnikoff used more than 30 animal species to support his findings, and his pasteurian laboratory published more than 200 papers in the Annales de l'Institut Pasteur. As a wonderful team leader and a great mentor, during his 28 years at Institut Pasteur, he welcomed and supervised more than 100 young trainees. Trained as an embryologist, he contributed to the birth of immunology and to the understanding of physiology and pathology. Indeed, Metchnikoff and his team investigated inflammation in guinea pigs, rats, frogs; studied infectious diseases in monkeys, caimans, geese; investigated aging in parrots, dogs, humans; proposed hypotheses to understand age-associated senility using rabbits and humans; developed germ free tadpoles, flies, chicks; studied the gut flora in bats, horses, birds, humans; and popularized the use of probiotics as a tool to delay the deleterious effects of toxic compounds derived from putrefactive gut bacteria. He was also a philosopher and penned essays on human disharmony and on pessimism and optimism.

  10. International standard problem (ISP) no. 41 follow up exercise: Containment iodine computer code exercise: parametric studies

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    2001-11-01

    This report describes the results of the second phase of International Standard Problem (ISP) 41, an iodine behaviour code comparison exercise. The first phase of the study, which was based on a simple Radioiodine Test Facility (RTF) experiment, demonstrated that all of the iodine behaviour codes had the capability to reproduce iodine behaviour for a narrow range of conditions (single temperature, no organic impurities, controlled pH steps). The current phase, a parametric study, was designed to evaluate the sensitivity of iodine behaviour codes to boundary conditions such as pH, dose rate, temperature and initial I{sup -} concentration. The codes used in this exercise were IODE(IPSN), IODE(NRIR), IMPAIR(GRS), INSPECT(AEAT), IMOD(AECL) and LIRIC(AECL). The parametric study described in this report identified several areas of discrepancy between the various codes. In general, the codes agree regarding qualitative trends, but their predictions regarding the actual amount of volatile iodine varied considerably. The largest source of the discrepancies between code predictions appears to be their different approaches to modelling the formation and destruction of organic iodides. A recommendation arising from this exercise is that an additional code comparison exercise be performed on organic iodide formation, against data obtained front intermediate-scale studies (two RTF (AECL, Canada) and two CAIMAN facility, (IPSN, France) experiments have been chosen). This comparison will allow each of the code users to realistically evaluate and improve the organic iodide behaviour sub-models within their codes. (author)

  11. Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of Chinese alligator,Alligator sinensis, and phylogeny of crocodiles

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    WU Xiaobing; WANG Yiquan; ZHOU Kaiya; ZHU Weiquan; NIE Jishan; WANG Chaolin

    2003-01-01

    The 16746-neucleotide (nt) sequence of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of Chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis, was determined using the Long-PCR and primer walking methods. As is typical in vertebrates, the mtDNA encodes 13 proteins, 2 rRNA, 22 tRNA genes, and a noncoding control region. The composition of bases is respectively 29.43% A, 24.59% T, 14.86% G, 31.12% C. The gene arrangement differs from the common vertebrate gene arrangement, but is similar to that of other crocodiles. DNA sequence data from 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA, protein-coding genes and combined sequence data were used to reconstruct the phylogeny of reptiles with the MP and ML methods. With this large data set and an appropriate range of outgroup taxa,the authors demonstrate that Chinese alligator is most closely related to American alligator among three crocodilian species, which suppors the traditional viewpoint. According to the branch lengths of ML tree from the combined data set,the primary divergence between Alligator and Caiman genus was dated at about 74.9 Ma, the split between Chinese alligator and American alligator was dated at 50.9 Ma.

  12. Metodología para el Escalamiento de Agitadores Mecánicos Utilizados en Procesos con Fluidos No-Newtonianos

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    Oliveros T. Carlos E.

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    Full Text Available Se determinó experimentalmente la tasa promedia de cortante (TCP generada por dos rotores utilizados para el desmucilaginado mecánico del café en Colombia: El CENICAFE III y El COLMECANO. Los valores experimentales de TCP fueron comparados con datos estimados con un modelo teórico obtenido asumiendo que el campo de flujo generado por el rotor se asemeja al flujo tipo Couette (TCP y un modelo propuesto por Oliveros (1993,1995. Se utilizó la prueba de X^2 (con 5% de significancia para comparar los valores experimentales y teóricos y se observó que hay diferencias entre ellos. A partir del modelo TCP se obtuvo una expresión semiteórica para estimar la TCP generada por el rotor COLMECANO con alta con fiabilidad (r^2 = 0.982. A una misma velocidad de rotación el agitador COLMECANO genera mayores valores de TCP que el rotor CENICAFE 1/1. luego debe generar mayores tasas de desmucilaginado. La potencia requerida para agitar suspensiones de café en baba-mucílago+agua adicionada (1 L/kg de cps. en el rango de 300 a l. 200 rpm, utilizando los rotores CENICAFE III y COLMECANO, fué medida experimentalmente y estimada teóricamente con dos modelos: el modelo propuesto por Oliveros (1993.1995 Y un modelo obtenido asumiendo que el campo de flujo generado por los rotores es del tipo Couette (modelo pc. Los valores experimentales y estimados fueron comparados por medio de la prueba de X^2 (al 5% de significancia observándose diferencias entre ellos. Mediante un análisis de regresión lineal simple aplicado a los valores obtenidos con el modelo pe se obtuvo una expresión semi-teórica la cual permite estimar con alta confiabilidad la potencia para agitar las suspensiones de café en baba-mucílago+agua (r^2 = 0,982 con el rotor COLMECANO. A una misma velocidad de rotación, el rotor COLMECANO requiere menos potencia que el CENICAFE III para agitar suspensiones de café en baba-mucílago+agua (1 litro de agua/kg de cps. Se utilizó el concepto

  13. 钙对化学诱抗剂诱导番茄叶片酚类物质含量的影响%Effect of Calcium on Content of Phenolic Compounds Induced by Chemical Elicitors in Tomato Leaves

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    余朝阁; 周娜; 李天来; 刘志恒

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    为探索钙对化学诱抗剂水杨酸(SA)、茉莉酸甲酯(MeJA)、β-氨基丁酸(BABA)和龙胆酸(GA)诱导番茄酚类物质积累的影响,在番茄6叶期用上述化学诱抗剂处理第3叶片,并分别喷施CaCl2、蒸馏水(H2O)、LaCl3和EGTA,然后测定各处理第3叶片(诱导叶)和第5叶片(非诱导叶)中酚类物质含量的变化。结果表明:(1)化学诱抗剂处理后,番茄诱导叶及其上位非诱导叶中酚类物质含量均升高;其中,SA、MeJA和GA处理后第2天,酚类物质含量迅速升高并达到高峰,而BABA处理后第1天酚类物质含量即达到高峰。(2)外源Ca2+显著促进诱抗剂对番茄叶片中酚类物质积累的诱导,4种诱抗剂与Ca2+共同处理,番茄叶片中酚类物质含量比相应诱抗剂单独处理高10%以上;而Ca2+螯合剂EGTA和质膜钙通道抑制剂LaCl3,则不同程度抑制这些诱抗剂诱导番茄叶片中酚类物质含量的提高。由此认为,钙对上述诱抗剂诱导番茄叶片中酚类物质的合成具有正调控作用。%In order to investigate the effect of calcium on synthesis of phenolic compounds induced by salicylic acid (SA), Methyl jasmonate (MeJA), β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) and gentisic acid (GA) in tomato, the 3rd leaf was treated with above chemicals in six-leaf stage. At the sametime, these plants were sprayed with CaCl2, distilled water, LaCl3 or EGTA respectively. And then, content of phenolic compounds in the 3rd (induced) and 5th (un-induced) leaves were assayed at different time after treatments. Results showed that:(1) Content of phenolic compounds both in induced and un-induced leaves increased after treatment with chemical elicitors. It reached the peak on the 2nd day after treated with SA, MeJA and GA or on the 1st day after treated with BABA. (2) Content of phenolic compounds induced by chemical elicitors was promoted by exterior Ca2+. Content of phenolic compounds in leaves treated with chemical elicitors

  14. Bir Zarif Âşık: Rusçuklu Zarîfî Ve Dîvânı An Elegant Lover: Ruscuklu Zarifi And His Divan

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    Hüseyin GÖNEL

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    Full Text Available Zarîfî, who is mentioned as Zarîfî Baba, Zarîfî Ömer Efendi, ZarîfîBaba Ömer Efendi, Şeyh Ömer Zarîfî Efendi, Ömer Baba in the sources,was a 18th century Divan poet. In the history of literature, there are sixmore poets other than Zarifi who used the same nickname. Five of themlived before him while one of them is his contemporary. He was born inRuse (Pyce, within the borders of Bulgaria today, and died in 1795 inthe same place. As a Sheikh of the Sa‘diye cult he wrote ârifane poems.Zarîfî, who is also known as a Pendnâme poet, is recorded in biographicsources to have a Divan. However, it was believed either to havedefeated by time or lost. As a result of our researches, we discoveredthat the writing with the T 3863 registration number in IstanbulUniversity Library is actually the Divan of Ruscuklu Zarîfî. Although thepoet himself is a calligrapher, the so-called edition is not his owncalligraphy. The Divan, copied by Es-Seyyid İbrahim el-Rodosî is a rearrangedone. However, it does not contain all the components of a wellstructuredDivan. There are 31 poems in the first part which we callKaside, and there are 536 poems in the Gazels section. The Kasides areaddressed to God, the Prophets and the Saints. There are no poemsaddressing to any statesmen. There are poems in each letter in thealphabet from aleph ( ا to the last letter of the Arabic alphabet ‘y’( .(ىThere are five types of verses in Divan such as Mesnevi, Kaside, Gazel,Murabba and Muhammes. Although Zarîfî's poems are mainly Sufistic,the reflections of classical and hikemi style are also visible. The poet,who uses a simple and comprehensible language, also employs idiomsand proverbs in his works. The reflections of Pendnâme style are alsoevident in his works. The Divan was prepared for publication and itcame to light by being introduced broadly in this article. The life andliterary biography of Zarîfî, about whom there are very limited language

  15. Helicobacter pylori heterogeneity in patients with gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.

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    Armitano, Rita Inés; Matteo, Mario José; Goldman, Cinthia; Wonaga, Andrés; Viola, Luis Alberto; De Palma, Gerardo Zerbetto; Catalano, Mariana

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    Genetic diversification allows Helicobacter pylori to persist during chronic colonization/infection. We investigated the intra-host variation of several markers that suggested microevolution in patients with chonic gastritis (CG) and peptic ulcer disease (PUD). One-hundred twenty-six isolates recovered from 14 patients with CG and 13 patients with PUD were analysed. cag pathogenicity island (cagPAI), oipA, vacA, bab gene status and the presence of jhp0926, jhp0945, jhp0947, jhp0949 and jhp0940 genes from the genomic Plasticity Zone (PZ) were taken into accout to investigate intra-host variation. lspA-glmM-RFLP was performed to identify mixed infections. Only one patient was colonised/infected by two ancestrally unrelated strains. Among the 126 isolates, a significant association among cagPAI genotypes, oipA status and vacA alleles was indicated. Complete cagPAI, oipA "on", and vacA s1-m1 variants were significantly found in patients with PUD, without intra-host variations. Isolates from 7/14 patients with CG lacked babA in all chromosomal loci. In contrast, isolates from all or several biopsies of PUD patients carried babA, but in one patient only, the isolates showed positive Lewis b (Leb) binding assay. Considering cagPAI, vacA, oipA, bab genotypes, intra-host variation was also significantly higher in patients with CG. Conversely, a similarly high intra-host variation in almost PZ genes was observed in isolates from patients with CG and PUD. In conclusion, the lowest intra-host variation in cagPAI, oipA, vacA, and bab genes found in patients with PUD suggests the selection of a particular variant along the bacteria-host environment interplay during ulceration development. However, the predominance of this variant may be a refletion of the multifactorial etiology of the disease rather than the cause, as it was also found in patients with CG. The intra-host variation in PZ genes may predict that this genomic region and the other markers of microevolution studied

  16. Caracterização acústica da sonoridade dos fones plosivos do português brasileiro Acoustic characterization of the voicing of plosives phones in Brazilian Portuguese

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    Roberta Michelon Melo

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: investigar e comparar as características acústicas das plosivas surdas e sonoras na fala de crianças com desenvolvimento fonológico típico e, de adultos com padrões de fala típicos da língua. MÉTODO: a amostra do estudo é composta por dois grupos - 17 adultos e 11 crianças com desenvolvimento fonológico típico. Por meio de palavras/pseudopalavras (['papa], ['baba], ['tata], ['dada], ['kaka] e ['gaga] inseridas em frases-veículo ("Fala ___ papa de novo", mediu-se o voice onset time, a duração da vogal, a amplitude do burst e a duração da oclusão. Foram comparados os registros acústicos de plosivas surdas e sonoras intra e intergrupo por meio de testes estatísticos (pPURPOSE: to investigate and compare the acoustic characteristics of voiceless and voiced plosives in the speech of children with typical phonological development and adults with typical language speech patterns. METHOD: the study's sample is arranged in two groups - 17 adults and 11 children with typical phonological development. Through words/pseudowords (['papa], ['baba], ['tata], ['dada], ['kaka] and ['gaga] inserted into carrier phrases ("Say ___ papa again", the voice onset time, the length of the vowel, and we measured the burst amplitude and the length of the occlusion. The acoustic records of voiceless and voiced plosives intragroup and intergroup were compared through statistical tests (p<0.05. RESULTS: in general, the results suggest that: (1 the voice onset time was longer for voiced plosives when compared to the voiceless plosives; (2 the vowel length when followed or preceded by a voiced plosive was longer than in front of a voiceless plosive; (3 the burst amplitude was slightly superior during the production of voiced segments and; (4 the length of the occlusion was superior in the context of voiceless plosives. Furthermore, the adults and children showed many similarities related to the production of these parameters. CONCLUSION: the

  17. O olhar etnográfico e a voz subalterna

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    José Jorge de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available O artigo propõe, em primeiro lugar, uma revisão teórica da Antropologia, avaliando seu lugar no rol das teorias atuais das Ciências Humanas. Para tanto, constrói a metáfora das metamorfoses do olhar etnográfico, o que permite detectar momentos importantes da recepção e reprodução, em países periféricos como o Brasil, desse saber plasmado nos países centrais nos dias do colonialismo. Em seguida passa em revista as idéias de teóricos do pensamento pós-colonial e dos estudos subalternos, como Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak e Homi Bhabha. Num terceiro momento, discute as possibilidades de uma etnografia pós-colonial, voltada para a narração das vozes subalternas, o que aproxima a Antropologia da Literatura Comparada. Finalmente, ilustra essas discussões com a apresentação de uma narrativa extraordinária de uma quebradeira de côco de babaçu do Maranhão, texto que erijo como emblemático da condição contemporânea de desenraizamento e perplexidade a que estamos submetidos, tanto os nossos supostos nativos como os etnógrafos e intelectuais dos países periféricos.The essay presents, firstly, a review of anthropological theory, assessing its role in the context of contemporary theoretical developments in the Humanities. To do so, I developed the metaphor of the metamorphoses of the ethnographic eye, which allowed me to detect some crucial moments of the reception and reproduction, in peripheral countries such as Brazil, of this knowledge created in metropolitan places in the days of colonialism. Secondly, I review the ideas of some leading theorists of postcolonial and subaltern studies, such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha. Thirdly, I discuss the possibilities of a postcolonial ethnography, aimed at the narration of subaltern voices, which puts Anthropology close to Comparative Literature. Finally, I illustrate these discussions with the presentation of an extraordinary narrative of a woman gatherer of baba

  18. Analysis of the intactness of Helicobacter pylori cag pathogenicity island in Iranian strains by a new PCR-based strategy and its relationship with virulence genotypes and EPIYA motifs.

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    Yadegar, Abbas; Alebouyeh, Masoud; Zali, Mohammad Reza

    2015-10-01

    Variants of the Helicobacter pylori cag pathogenicity island (cagPAI) and certain virulence genotypes have been proposed to be associated with different gastric disorders. In the present study, we designed a new PCR-based strategy to investigate the intactness of cagPAI in Iranian patients using highly specific primer sets spanning the cagPAI region. The possible relationship between the cagPAI status of the strains and clinical outcomes was also determined. We also characterized virulence genotypes (cagL, cagA, vacA, babA2 and sabA) and variants of CagA EPIYA motifs in these strains. H. pylori was detected in 61 out of 126 patients with various gastroduodenal diseases. The cagL, cagA, vacA s1m1, vacA s1m2, vacA s2m2, babA2, and sabA genotypes were detected in 96.7%, 85.2%, 29.5%, 45.9%, 24.6%, 96.7%, and 83.6% of the strains, respectively. Among the 52 cagA-positive strains, EPIYA motifs ABC, ABCC, ABCCC, and mixed types were orderly detected in the 39, 7, 1, and 5 strains. The cagPAI positivity included both intact and partially deleted, with the overall frequencies of 70.5% and 26.2%, respectively. The majority of the strains from patients with PUD (87.5%), gastric erosion (83.3%) and cancer (80%) presented an intact cagPAI, while a lower frequency of cagPAI intactness was detected in gastritis patients (61.1%). However, no significant relationship was found between the possession of intact cagPAI and clinical outcomes. Furthermore, we found that cagA and vacA s1m1 genotypes were significantly correlated with intact cagPAI (P=0.015 and P=0.012). A significant correlation was also found between EPIYA-ABC and intact cagPAI (P=0.010). The proposed PCR-based scheme was found to be useful for determining the intactness of cagPAI. Our findings also indicate that the cagPAI appears to be intact and rather conserved in majority of Iranian strains. Finally, our study proposed that H. pylori strains with partially deleted cagPAI were less likely to cause severe diseases

  19. Strong purifying selection in endogenous retroviruses in the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus in the Northern Territory of Australia

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    Chong Amanda Yoon-Yee

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs are remnants of exogenous retroviruses that have integrated into the nuclear DNA of a germ-line cell. Here we present the results of a survey into the ERV complement of Crocodylus porosus, the saltwater crocodile, representing 45 individuals from 17 sampling locations in the Northern Territory of Australia. These retroelements were compared with published ERVs from other species of Crocodylia (Crocodilians; alligators, caimans, gharials and crocodiles as well as representatives from other vertebrates. This study represents one of the first in-depth studies of ERVs within a single reptilian species shedding light on the diversity of ERVs and proliferation mechanisms in crocodilians. Results Analyses of the retroviral pro-pol gene region have corroborated the presence of two major clades of ERVs in C. porosus and revealed 18 potentially functional fragments out of the 227 recovered that encode intact pro-pol ORFs. Interestingly, we have identified some patterns of diversification among those ERVs as well as a novel sequence that suggests the presence of an additional retroviral genus in C. porosus. In addition, considerable diversity but low genetic divergence within one of the C. porosus ERV lineages was identified. Conclusions We propose that the ERV complement of C. porosus has come about through a combination of recent infections and replication of ancestral ERVs. Strong purifying selection acting on these clades suggests that this activity is recent or still occurring in the genome of this species. The discovery of potentially functional elements is an interesting development that warrants further investigation.

  20. Selection and trans-species polymorphism of major histocompatibility complex class II genes in the order Crocodylia.

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    Weerachai Jaratlerdsiri

    Full Text Available Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC class II genes encode for molecules that aid in the presentation of antigens to helper T cells. MHC characterisation within and between major vertebrate taxa has shed light on the evolutionary mechanisms shaping the diversity within this genomic region, though little characterisation has been performed within the Order Crocodylia. Here we investigate the extent and effect of selective pressures and trans-species polymorphism on MHC class II α and β evolution among 20 extant species of Crocodylia. Selection detection analyses showed that diversifying selection influenced MHC class II β diversity, whilst diversity within MHC class II α is the result of strong purifying selection. Comparison of translated sequences between species revealed the presence of twelve trans-species polymorphisms, some of which appear to be specific to the genera Crocodylus and Caiman. Phylogenetic reconstruction clustered MHC class II α sequences into two major clades representing the families Crocodilidae and Alligatoridae. However, no further subdivision within these clades was evident and, based on the observation that most MHC class II α sequences shared the same trans-species polymorphisms, it is possible that they correspond to the same gene lineage across species. In contrast, phylogenetic analyses of MHC class II β sequences showed a mixture of subclades containing sequences from Crocodilidae and/or Alligatoridae, illustrating orthologous relationships among those genes. Interestingly, two of the subclades containing sequences from both Crocodilidae and Alligatoridae shared specific trans-species polymorphisms, suggesting that they may belong to ancient lineages pre-dating the divergence of these two families from the common ancestor 85-90 million years ago. The results presented herein provide an immunogenetic resource that may be used to further assess MHC diversity and functionality in Crocodylia.

  1. Selection and trans-species polymorphism of major histocompatibility complex class II genes in the order Crocodylia.

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    Jaratlerdsiri, Weerachai; Isberg, Sally R; Higgins, Damien P; Miles, Lee G; Gongora, Jaime

    2014-01-01

    Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class II genes encode for molecules that aid in the presentation of antigens to helper T cells. MHC characterisation within and between major vertebrate taxa has shed light on the evolutionary mechanisms shaping the diversity within this genomic region, though little characterisation has been performed within the Order Crocodylia. Here we investigate the extent and effect of selective pressures and trans-species polymorphism on MHC class II α and β evolution among 20 extant species of Crocodylia. Selection detection analyses showed that diversifying selection influenced MHC class II β diversity, whilst diversity within MHC class II α is the result of strong purifying selection. Comparison of translated sequences between species revealed the presence of twelve trans-species polymorphisms, some of which appear to be specific to the genera Crocodylus and Caiman. Phylogenetic reconstruction clustered MHC class II α sequences into two major clades representing the families Crocodilidae and Alligatoridae. However, no further subdivision within these clades was evident and, based on the observation that most MHC class II α sequences shared the same trans-species polymorphisms, it is possible that they correspond to the same gene lineage across species. In contrast, phylogenetic analyses of MHC class II β sequences showed a mixture of subclades containing sequences from Crocodilidae and/or Alligatoridae, illustrating orthologous relationships among those genes. Interestingly, two of the subclades containing sequences from both Crocodilidae and Alligatoridae shared specific trans-species polymorphisms, suggesting that they may belong to ancient lineages pre-dating the divergence of these two families from the common ancestor 85-90 million years ago. The results presented herein provide an immunogenetic resource that may be used to further assess MHC diversity and functionality in Crocodylia.

  2. VICHADA: LA HOSPITALIDAD DEL ORINOCO. Pag. 150-157

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    Wilmer Velandia

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    Full Text Available Donde el cielo y la sabana se unen en el infinito, se vislumbra una sola montaña en la lejanía, parece un gigante, antiguo y oscuro al final de la inmensidad un “Tepuye”, después de unas cuantas horas de camino se acerca este gran anciano que data del precámbrico, pero no está solo. Se observan algunos compañeros iguales a él, se podrían considerar como los guardianes del imponente y hermoso Orinoko, considerado en lengua Sikuani como la gran serpiente enroscada acompañada de una gran riqueza paisajística cultural y biodiversa; bosques de galería, diferentes tipos de sabana, esteros, lagunas, morichales, bosques inundables, las que recorren aguas blancas, negras y mixtas, rodeadas por diferentes etnias y grupos indígenas como Piaroas, Sikuanis – Guahibos, Cuibas y Amoruas, que viven en forma pacífica con llaneros y colonos, orgullosos de estas tierras, amables y hospitalarios que desde hace muchos años comparten este paraíso con: bagres, pirañas, anguilas, rayas, arawanas, anacondas, ranas, sapos, caimanes, babos, iguanas, tortugas, loros, búhos, guacamayas, azucareros, pavones, paujiles, águilas, zamuros, aulladores, armadillos, ocarros, chigüiros, osos hormigueros, ocelotes, jaguares, nutrias, murciélagos, cuerpo espines, zorros, venados y delfines, que pasan sus días entre; cedros, moriches, saladillos, caraños, yarumos, laureles, caimos, guaduas, guamos, alcornoques, chaparros, arepillos, palmiches y gualtes.

  3. Sharing the earth: case studies on population, wildlife, and the environment.

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    Waak-strom, P

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    In 1988 the National Audubon Society's population program began to develop a joint project on the issues of human population growth and wildlife management by comparing sites in the United States and overseas to identify actions necessary for a sustainable ecosystem. Eight US sites were matched with eight sites in other countries. The Audubon wildlife managers visited their partners' international settings and then hosted their counterparts at their own sanctuaries in the US. All sites involved water resources: three were coastal systems, two had major rivers, and three were freshwater wetlands. Coastal systems comprised Tampa Bay sanctuaries, Florida, Wat Phai Lom, Wat Asokaram, and Ban Lung Jorm, Thailand. In Thailand wildlife sanctuaries have been set aside within monastery grounds, hence Thai bird colonies are more secure than those of Rookery Bay Sanctuary, Florida and Pulau Rambut, Indonesia. An Audubon warden patrols southwest Florida's Rookery Bay, whereas in Pulau Rambut there is insufficient government staff to protect it from human disturbance. Along the Yucatan Peninsula, Louisiana's Rainey Sanctuary and Mexico's Rio Lagartos system both encompass great tracts of fertile wetlands teeming with wildlife. However, Louisiana is losing 130 square kilometers of coastal wetland a year, the most rapid loss on earth. Population growth, poverty, and unsustainable economic activities put pressure on the Sabal Palm Grove Sanctuary, Texas, and the Biotopo del Manati, Guatemala, river systems. Deforestation is a serious problem in both areas. Platte River, Nebraska, and Indus River, Pakistan. Indus River, Pakistan, still maintains much of its pristine quality, while Platte River, Nebraska, has been dammed and diverted. Freshwater Wetlands include the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida, Lake Nakuru, Kenya, Alkali Lake Sanctuary, North Dakota, and Estancia Caiman, Brazil. The Corkscrew area's growth is caused by migration, while Nakuru's growth is a result of migration

  4. Phylogenomic analyses support the position of turtles as the sister group of birds and crocodiles (Archosauria

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    Chiari Ylenia

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The morphological peculiarities of turtles have, for a long time, impeded their accurate placement in the phylogeny of amniotes. Molecular data used to address this major evolutionary question have so far been limited to a handful of markers and/or taxa. These studies have supported conflicting topologies, positioning turtles as either the sister group to all other reptiles, to lepidosaurs (tuatara, lizards and snakes, to archosaurs (birds and crocodiles, or to crocodilians. Genome-scale data have been shown to be useful in resolving other debated phylogenies, but no such adequate dataset is yet available for amniotes. Results In this study, we used next-generation sequencing to obtain seven new transcriptomes from the blood, liver, or jaws of four turtles, a caiman, a lizard, and a lungfish. We used a phylogenomic dataset based on 248 nuclear genes (187,026 nucleotide sites for 16 vertebrate taxa to resolve the origins of turtles. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian concatenation analyses and species tree approaches performed under the most realistic models of the nucleotide and amino acid substitution processes unambiguously support turtles as a sister group to birds and crocodiles. The use of more simplistic models of nucleotide substitution for both concatenation and species tree reconstruction methods leads to the artefactual grouping of turtles and crocodiles, most likely because of substitution saturation at third codon positions. Relaxed molecular clock methods estimate the divergence between turtles and archosaurs around 255 million years ago. The most recent common ancestor of living turtles, corresponding to the split between Pleurodira and Cryptodira, is estimated to have occurred around 157 million years ago, in the Upper Jurassic period. This is a more recent estimate than previously reported, and questions the interpretation of controversial Lower Jurassic fossils as being part of the extant turtles radiation

  5. Modeling the relationship between climate oscillations and drought by a multivariate GARCH model

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    Modarres, R.; Ouarda, T. B. M. J.

    2014-01-01

    Typical multivariate time series models may exhibit comovement in mean but not in variance of hydrologic and climatic variables. This paper introduces multivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (GARCH) models to capture the comovement of the variance or the conditional covariance between two hydroclimatic time series. The diagonal vectorized and Baba-Engle-Kroft-Kroner models are developed to evaluate the covariance between drought and two atmospheric circulations, Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) time series during 1954-2000. The univariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity model indicates a strong persistency level in conditional variance for NAO and a moderate persistency level for SOI. The conditional variance of short-term drought index indicates low level of persistency, while the long-term index drought indicates high level of persistency in conditional variance. The estimated conditional covariance between drought and atmospheric indices is shown to be weak and negative. It is also observed that the covariance between drought and atmospheric indices is largely dependent on short-run variance of atmospheric indices rather than their long-run variance. The nonlinearity and stationarity tests show that the conditional covariances are nonlinear but stationary. However, the degree of nonlinearity is higher for the covariance between long-term drought and atmospheric indices. It is also observed that the nonlinearity of NAO is higher than that for SOI, in contrast to the stationarity which is stronger for SOI time series.

  6. Cine-Club

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    Thursday 31 May 2012 at 20:30 CERN Council Chamber The Kite Runner By Marc Forster (USA, 2007) With: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni Original version English/Pashtu/Urdu; French subtitles; 128 minutes. In the 70's in Afghanistan, the Pushtun boy Amir and the Hazara boy Hassan, who is his loyal friend and son of their servant Ali, are raised together in Amir's father’s house, playing and kitting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. After Amir wins a competition of kitting, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but he is beaten and raped in an empty street to protect Amir's kite; the coward Amir witness the assault but does not help the loyal Hassam. On the day after his birthday party, Amir hides his new watch in Hassam's bed to frame the boy as a thief and force his father to fire Ali, releasing his conscience from recalling his cowardice and betrayal. In 1979, the Russians invade Afghanistan and Baba and Amir escape to Pakistan....

  7. A study on risk factors of breast cancer among patients attending the tertiary care hospital, in Udupi district

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    Ramchandra Kamath

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Cancer has become one of the ten leading causes of death in India. Breast cancer is the most common diagnosed malignancy in India, it ranks second to cervical cancer. An increasing trend in incidence is reported from various registries of national cancer registry project and now India is a country with largest estimated number of breast cancer deaths worldwide. Aim: To study the factors associated with breast cancer. Objectives: To study the association between breast cancer and selected exposure variables and to identify risk factors for breast cancer. Materials and Methods: A hospital based Case control study was conducted at Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Manipal, Udupi District. Results: Total 188 participants were included in the study, 94 cases and 94 controls. All the study participants were between 25 to 69 years of age group. The cases and controls were matched by ± 2 years age range. Non vegetarian diet was one of the important risk factors (OR 2.80, CI 1.15-6.81. More than 7 to 12 years of education (OR 4.84 CI 1.51-15.46 had 4.84 times risk of breast cancer as compared with illiterate women. Conclusion: The study suggests that non vegetarian diet is the important risk factor for Breast Cancer and the risk of Breast Cancer is more in educated women as compared with the illiterate women. Limitation: This is a Hospital based study so generalisability of the findings could be limited.

  8. Ecological aspects of Rhodnius nasutus Stål, 1859 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) in palms of the Chapada do Araripe in Ceará, Brazil.

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    Dias, Fernando Braga Stehling; Bezerra, Cláudia Mendonça; Machado, Evandro Marques de Menezes; Casanova, Cláudio; Diotaiuti, Liléia

    2008-12-01

    The aim of this work is to present aspects related to the ecology of Rhodnius nasutus Stål, 1859 in palms from Chapada do Araripe in Ceará, Brazil. The following five species of palms were investigated: babaçu (Attalea speciosa), buriti (Mauritia flexuosa), carnaúba (Copernicia prunifera), catolé (Syagrus oleracea) and macaúba-barriguda (Acrocomia intumescens). Fifth palms were dissected (10 specimens for each species). The overall infestation index was 86%, with a total of 521 triatomines collected. The Trypanosoma cruzi Chagas, 1909 Index was 16.8% and two insects presented mixed infection with Trypanosoma rangeli Tejera, 1920. A precipitin test showed that R. nasutus from palms of Chapada do Araripe are associated with opossum and bird although other possible bloodmeals were observed. Our results showing a high index of infestation of the palms as well as T. cruzi infection, the association of R. nasutus with the most diverse species of palms and proximity of these palms to houses demonstrate the importance of this area for sylvatic T. cruzi transmission and suggest the need for epidemiological surveillance in the region of the Chapada do Araripe.

  9. Fates of satellite ejecta in the Saturn system, II

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    Alvarellos, José Luis; Dobrovolskis, Anthony R.; Zahnle, Kevin J.; Hamill, Patrick; Dones, Luke; Robbins, Stuart

    2017-03-01

    We assess the fates of ejecta from the large craters Aeneas on Dione and Ali Baba on Enceladus (161 and 39 km in diameter, respectively), as well as that from Herschel (130 km in diameter) on Mimas. The ejecta are treated either as 'spalls' launched from hard surfaces, or as 'rubble' launched from a weak rubble pile regolith. Once in orbit we consider the ejecta as massless test particles subject to the gravity of Saturn and its classical satellites. The great majority of escaped ejecta get swept up by the source moons. The best fit to the ejecta population decay is a stretched exponential with exponent near 1/2 (Dobrovolskis et al., Icarus 188, 481-505, 2007). We bracket the characteristic ejecta sizes corresponding to Grady-Kipp fragments and spalls. Based on this and computed impact velocities and incidence angles, the resulting sesquinary craters, if they exist, should have diameters on the order of a few meters to a few km. The observed longitude distribution of small craters on Mimas along with the findings of Bierhaus et al. that small moons should not have a secondary crater population (Icarus 218, 602-621, 2012) suggest that the most likely place to find sesquinary craters in the Saturn system is the antapex of Mimas.

  10. Relationship between chronic sclerosing dacryoadenitis with high level of IgG4 and Castleman disease

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    Toshiyuki Oshitari

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Toshiyuki Oshitari1, Jiro Yotsukura1, Kaoru Asahagi1, Takayuki Baba1, Takashi Kishimoto2, Shuichi Yamamoto11Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2Department of Molecular Pathology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, JapanAbstract: The purpose of this study is to present a case of chronic sclerosing dacryoadenitis with high level of IgG4 in a patient diagnosed earlier with Castleman disease. A 79-year-old man noticed a swelling of his lower left jaw that was first seen 8 years earlier. He was diagnosed with Castleman disease from the histopathological examination of a biopsy of the submandibular gland. Since then, the size of the gland had not changed, and he had no systemic inflammatory signs or symptoms. He developed diplopia a year earlier, and CT scans showed bilateral swelling of the lacrimal glands. He was referred to our hospital for further examinations. The patient underwent partial dacryoadenectomy. From the histopathological examinations, he was diagnosed with chronic sclerosing dacryoadenitis with high level of the serum IgG4. He underwent oral steroid therapy and the swollen lacrimal glands were significantly improved. The results suggest that there may be pathological links between IgG4-related dacryoadenitis and Castleman disease.Keywords: IgG4, dacryoadenitis, Castleman disease, steroid

  11. Effects of strategic versus tactical instructions on adaptation to changing contingencies in children with adhd.

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    Bicard, David E; Neef, Nancy A

    2002-01-01

    This study examined the effects of two types of instructions on the academic responding of 4 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Tactical instructions specified how to distribute responding between two concurrently available sets of math problems associated with different variable-interval schedules of reinforcement. Strategic instructions provided a strategy to determine the best way to distribute responding. Instruction conditions were counterbalanced in an ABAB/BABA reversal design nested within a multiple baseline across participants design. Experimental sessions consisted of a learning session in which participants were provided with one type of instruction, followed by a test session in which no instruction was provided. The schedules of reinforcement were subsequently reversed during test sessions. When learning and test schedules were identical, the responding of all 4 participants closely matched the reinforcement schedules. When tactical instructions were provided and schedules were subsequently changed, responding often remained under the control of the instructions. When strategic instructions were provided, responding more quickly adapted to the changed contingencies. Analysis of postsession verbal reports indicated correspondence between the participants' verbal descriptions (whether accurate or inaccurate) and their nonverbal patterns of responding.

  12. Ecological aspects of Rhodnius nasutus Stål, 1859 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae in palms of the Chapada do Araripe in Ceará, Brazil

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    Fernando Braga Stehling Dias

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to present aspects related to the ecology of Rhodnius nasutus Stål, 1859 in palms from Chapada do Araripe in Ceará, Brazil. The following five species of palms were investigated: babaçu (Attalea speciosa, buriti (Mauritia flexuosa, carnaúba (Copernicia prunifera, catolé (Syagrus oleracea and macaúba-barriguda (Acrocomia intumescens. Fifth palms were dissected (10 specimens for each species. The overall infestation index was 86%, with a total of 521 triatomines collected. The Trypanosoma cruzi Chagas, 1909 Index was 16.8% and two insects presented mixed infection with Trypanosoma rangeli Tejera, 1920. A precipitin test showed that R. nasutus from palms of Chapada do Araripe are associated with opossum and bird although other possible bloodmeals were observed. Our results showing a high index of infestation of the palms as well as T. cruzi infection, the association of R. nasutus with the most diverse species of palms and proximity of these palms to houses demonstrate the importance of this area for sylvatic T. cruzi transmission and suggest the need for epidemiological surveillance in the region of the Chapada do Araripe.

  13. Separation characteristics of rare earth elements in the TOPO/DTPA - Salting-out reagent solution system

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    Miyahara, S.; Koma, Yoshikazu; Koyama, Tomozo; Tanaka, Yasumasa [Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Works; Kano, J.

    1998-11-01

    A test of mutual separation of rare earth elements was carried out using an organic phosphorus extraction solvent TOPO (tri-octyl phosphorus oxide). It was found that the distribution ratio monotonously increased with the atomic number and the separation factor of La/Ln was 10{sup 3}. Under the condition that a sufficient quantity of DTPA compared with the amount of rare earth metals and pH > 1.5 in which DTPA easily formed complexes with lanthanides, the following conclusions were obtained; (i) the separation factor was not affected by pH, the kind of salting-out reagent, or the concentration, (ii) the extraction reaction with TOPO and complex formation with DTPA mainly contributed to the separation of lanthanides, and (iii) the separation factor computed by means of the distribution ratio of TOPO extraction and complex formation constant for DTPA more or less agreed with the empirical value. Separation of rare earth elements using TOPO revealed similar characteristics to those of systems with CMPO and TBP. (H. Baba)

  14. MARKET OF NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS FROM BRAZILIAN SAVANNA

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    Sandra Regina Afonso

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available In this article, we analyze the main non-wood forest products from Brazilian savanna. We studied the behavior and the growth rates of production and prices of almond of babaçu, oil of copaiba, fiber of buriti, leaf of jaborandi, bark of barbatimão, bark of angico, fruit of mangaba, almonds of pequi, from 1982 to 2005. All the products exhibited decreasing production, with exception of the oil of copaiba and almonds of pequi, which showed positive growth rates: 12.9% and 8.5%, respectively. The analysis of prices for most products was not significant, except for barks of barbatimão and angico, and almonds of pequi, which showed positive trends: 10.9%, 6.7%, and 4.6%, respectively. We believe that results were not significant due to the severe variations of the Brazilian currency in the period. We conclude that pequi is the main product from savanna and that oil of copaiba has the biggest increase in the production because most of the production comes from the whole Brazilian Amazon region.

  15. HYBRIDCHECK: software for the rapid detection, visualization and dating of recombinant regions in genome sequence data.

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    Ward, Ben J; van Oosterhout, Cock

    2016-03-01

    HYBRIDCHECK is a software package to visualize the recombination signal in large DNA sequence data set, and it can be used to analyse recombination, genetic introgression, hybridization and horizontal gene transfer. It can scan large (multiple kb) contigs and whole-genome sequences of three or more individuals. HYBRIDCHECK is written in the r software for OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems, and it has a simple graphical user interface. In addition, the r code can be readily incorporated in scripts and analysis pipelines. HYBRIDCHECK implements several ABBA-BABA tests and visualizes the effects of hybridization and the resulting mosaic-like genome structure in high-density graphics. The package also reports the following: (i) the breakpoint positions, (ii) the number of mutations in each introgressed block, (iii) the probability that the identified region is not caused by recombination and (iv) the estimated age of each recombination event. The divergence times between the donor and recombinant sequence are calculated using a JC, K80, F81, HKY or GTR correction, and the dating algorithm is exceedingly fast. By estimating the coalescence time of introgressed blocks, it is possible to distinguish between hybridization and incomplete lineage sorting. HYBRIDCHECK is libré software and it and its manual are free to download from http://ward9250.github.io/HybridCheck/.

  16. Evaluación in vitro de Inductores de Resistencia sobre Mycosphaerella fijiensis Morelet In vitro Evaluation of Inductors of Resistance on Mycosphaerella fijiensis Morelet

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    Ángela María Mogollón Ortiz

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen. La sigatoka negra (Mycosphaerella fijiensis M., es la enfermedad foliar más importante del plátano y banano, ocasiona pérdidas entre el 30 y 40%. Su manejo basado en agroquímicos, representa el 40% de los costos de producción. Con el fin de encontrar nuevas alternativas de manejo de la enfermedad en plátano, se evaluó el efecto in vitro sobre el hongo de los inductores de resistencia ácido salicílico (AS, acibenzolar-S-metil (ASM, ácido 2,6- dicloroisonicotinico (INA, ácido 3- aminobutanoico (BABA y fosfito de potasio, y los fungicidas propiconazol y clorotalonil. Cada producto fue considerado como un experimento independiente con un diseño completamente aleatorio a una vía, constituido por cuatro tratamientos y 15 repeticiones. Se evaluó: número de colonias cm2-1, tamaño de colonias (mm, esporulación y germinación (% de M. fijiensis. El efecto de los inductores no mostró inhibición total sobre el crecimiento del hongo, pero, todas las variables de respuesta, a excepción de la germinación con AS, INA y BABA, presentaron diferencias significativas entre las concentraciones evaluadas. El número promedio de colonias cm2-1 con los inductores osciló entre 1,5 y 3,5 mientras el testigo presentó 2,1 y 3,8; el tamaño de las colonias varió entre 1 y 4,6 mm y en el testigo 3,8 y 4,6 mm; el número de conidias mL-1 fluctuó entre 1.142 y 4.700 y en el testigo 4.386 y 5.783; y la germinación de conidias con ASM y fosfito de potasio alternó entre 27 y 72,6%, mientras el testigo presentó 74 y 79%. Propiconazol y clorotalonil inhibieron completamente al hongo.Abstract. Black sigatoka (Mycosphaerella fijiensis M., is the most important foliar disease of both banana and plantain, causing yield losses between 30 and 40%. Its management based on fungicides, represents 40% of the production costs. In order to find new alternatives to manage the disease in plantain, it was evaluated in vitro the effect on the fungus of the

  17. Efeito de indutores no controle de míldio em Vitis labrusca Effect of elicitors in the control of downy mildew in Vitis labrusca

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    Regina Ceres Torres da Rosa

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    Full Text Available A cultura da uva, Vitis labrusca, é de grande importância econômica para a região do vale do Siriji - PE. No entanto, nos últimos anos, o míldio da videira vem pondo em risco essa atividade, fazendo com que os produtores invistam bastante recurso com o uso de fungicida visando o seu controle. Visando substituir o uso de agrotóxico foi avaliado nos municípios de São Vicente Férrer - PE (área 1, Natuba - PB (área 2 e Macaparana - PE (área 3 o efeito da indução de resistência promovida por ácido DL- â - aminobutírico (BABA, Agro-Mos (AM + Crop-set (Cs, Codavit (Cd e Ecolife (Ec em videiras da variedade 'Isabel'. Os resultados obtidos em relação à severidade do míldio demonstraram que o indutor AM + Cs destacou-se dos demais tratamentos, não diferindo estatisticamente dos indutores AM + Cs e Cd, na área 2, e de AM + Cs e Cd, e Ec na área 3. Quanto a eficiência de controle o AM + Cs foi capaz de reduzir a severidade da doença em 37,46%, 35,97% e 18, 57% nas áreas 1, 2 e 3, respectivamente. Nas áreas 1, 2 e 3 a severidade da doença desenvolveu-se obedecendo as seguintes equações, gompertz Y= e-3,36 . e -0,019 t-0,0199(R= 0,66**, logístico Y= 1/1 + 14,63 .e 0,037t (R= 0,84** e gompertz Y= e-4,13 . e-0,034 t-0,034t,(R= 0,62**, respectivamente. A severidade do míldio da videira em função do tempo na área 1, na maioria dos tratamentos, obedeceu ao modelo de gompertz, exceto o tratamento com BABA cujo modelo que se ajustou foi o logístico. Na área 2, o aumento da severidade da doença nos tratamentos estudados não apresentou predominância de um modelo. O modelo monomolecular apareceu com uma freqüência maior do que os demais, nos tratamentos da área 3.The culture of the grape, Vitis labrusca, is of great economic importance for the region of the valley of the Siriji - PE. However, in recent years, the mildew of the grapevine comes putting in rich this activity, making with that the producers sufficiently invest

  18. The end of a long controversy: systematics of the genus Limenandra (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Aeolidiidae)

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    Carmona, Leila; Pola, Marta; Gosliner, Terrence M.; Cervera, Juan Lucas

    2014-03-01

    Limenandra Haefelfinger and Stamm 1958 is a small genus within the Aeolidiidae with, until this paper, only two species: Limenandra nodosa Haefelfinger and Stamm 1958 and Limenandra fusiformis Baba 1949. Although most recent authors have regarded Limenandra as a junior synonym of Baeolidia Bergh 1888, recent molecular studies have demonstrated its monophyletic status and have rejected the circumtropical distribution attributed to the type species, L. nodosa. The present paper reviews the previously known species of Limenandra with additional morphological data and describes three new species: Limenandra barnosii sp. nov. and Limenandra rosanae sp. nov. from the Indo-Pacific are easily distinguished from all other Limenandra species by their vivid and bright colour patterns, while Limenandra confusa sp. nov., also from the Indo-Pacific, is very similar to the Atlantic and Mediterranean L. nodosa. The five species differ in colouration, the size and ornamentation of the cerata, the rhinophorial papillae, details of the reproductive system and the number of salivary glands. Additionally, Limenandra can be easily distinguished from other Aeolidiidae based on differences in the radular and receptaculum seminis morphology.

  19. TARİH ÖĞRETMENİ ADAYLARININ KOPYA ÇEKME EĞİLİMLERİNİN ÇEŞİTLİ DEĞİŞKENLER AÇISINDAN İNCELENMESİ

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    Eminoğlu Küçüktepe, Seval; KÜÇÜKTEPE, Coşkun

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    ÖZET Bu çalışma tarih öğretmeni adaylarının akademik sahtekarlık eğilim düzeylerini incelemek amacıyla yapılmıştır. Araştırmaya tarih öğretmenliği bölümünden 97 öğrenci katılmıştır. Bu çalışmada Eminoğlu (2008) tarafından geliştirilen ve geçerlik güvenirlik çalışmaları yapılan “Akademik Sahtekarlık Eğilimi Ölçeği” kullanılmıştır. Araştırma sonucunda öğrencilerin anne ve baba eğitim düzeylerine göre anlamlı bir farklılık saptanmamıştır. Öğrencilerin cinsiyetlerine, sınıf düzeylerine ve algı...

  20. Graduate student voice use and vocal efficiency in an opera rehearsal week: a case study.

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    Schloneger, Matthew J

    2011-11-01

    The purpose of this case study was to document graduate voice students' (N=2) voice use before, during, and after an intense week of opera rehearsals through (1) acquired Ambulatory Phonation Monitor (APM) data, (2) daily surveys, (3) participant activity logs, (4) three administrations of the Singing Voice Handicap Index (SVHI), and (5) pre- and post-stroboscopic laryngeal examinations. Two female graduate students, both of whom were cast in a university production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress (stage names Anne and Baba) and both of whom served as graduate teaching assistants in voice, wore APMs during waking hours for 9 days, including two pretest baseline days, a 5-day intensive rehearsal week just before the opera production week, and 2 baseline days after opera performances were completed. Mean phonation time dose percentages (Dt) and daily distance dose averages (Dd) were similar between the pre- and posttest periods and the intensive week. Disaggregation of acquired data by four types of activities (opera rehearsals, personal practice time, voice teaching time, and nonrehearsal or teaching time) indicated that the highest mean Dts and Dds were acquired during personal practice time and voice teaching time. Daily surveys and SVHI data as well as the pre- and post-stroboscopies indicated no notable changes occurring in vocal health. Results indicated that these singers were conscious about their voice use during periods of extensive performance demands. However, high vocal doses during voice teaching times suggest that these individuals might benefit from teacher voice care education.

  1. Structure of barium perrhenate tetrahydrate

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    Macicek, J.; Todorov, T. (Inst. of Applied Mineralogy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (Bulgaria))

    1992-04-15

    Ba(ReO{sub 4}){sub 2}.4H{sub 2}O, M{sub r}=709.80, monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/n, a=7.376(2), b=12.452(2), c=12.173(1) A, {beta}=90.04(1)deg. The metrically pseudo-orthorhombic structure has the approximate space group symmetry Pmmb (No. 62). Ba cations constitute a distorted hexagonal close-packed motif with 12 Ba-Ba distances ranging from 7.115 to 7.601 A. Along with Re atoms they are disposed on the pseudo-mirror plane (d{sub 200}=3.688 A). The coordination polyhedron of Ba is a distorted tetradecahedron with Ba-O distances with 2.831(7)-2.953(7) A. Two non-equivalent ReO{sub 4} tetrahedra have irregular geometry, Re-O 1.709(8)-1.743(8) A for Re(1), 1.709(8)-1.729(9) A for Re(2). The structure may be looked upon as composed of buckled {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}(Ba(ReO{sub 4}){sub 2}) layers coinciding with the (002) plane (d{sub 002}=6.087 A). The layers are interlinked by a Ba-O bond and an extensive system of hydrogen bonds with the participation of water molecules. (orig./GSCH).

  2. Antiviral activity of mycosynthesized silver nanoparticles against herpes simplex virus and human parainfluenza virus type 3

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    Full Text Available Swapnil Gaikwad,1 Avinash Ingle,1 Aniket Gade,1 Mahendra Rai,1 Annarita Falanga,3 Novella Incoronato,2 Luigi Russo,2 Stefania Galdiero,3 Massimilano Galdiero2 1Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India; 2Department of Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology, II University of Naples, 3Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples “Federico II”, DFM and Institute of Biostructures and Bioimages, Naples, Italy Abstract: The interaction between silver nanoparticles and viruses is attracting great interest due to the potential antiviral activity of these particles, and is the subject of much research effort in the treatment of infectious diseases. In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 and with human parainfluenza virus type 3. We show that production of silver nanoparticles from different fungi is feasible, and their antiviral activity is dependent on the production system used. Silver nanoparticles are capable of reducing viral infectivity, probably by blocking interaction of the virus with the cell, which might depend on the size and zeta potential of the silver nanoparticles. Smaller-sized nanoparticles were able to inhibit the infectivity of the viruses analyzed. Keywords: silver nanoparticles, antiviral, herpes simplex virus, parainfluenza virus

  3. Ages and Compositions of the Precambrian High-grade Basement of the Qilian Terrane and Its Adjacent Areas

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    Based on geological, chronological, geochemical and Nd isotopicstudies of the high-grade basement of the Qilian terrane, the authors have drawn the following main conclusions: (1) the high-grade basement of the Qilian terrane consists mainly of meta-argillo-arenaceous rocks and granites and its bulk part was formed in the period of 0.8-1.0 Ga (the Jinningian period); (2) most of the meta-argillo-arenaceous rocks and granitic rocks have strong negative Eu and Ba anomalies (Eu/Eu*= 0.47-0.71 and Ba/Ba*= 0.16-0.64), with tDM and εNd (1.0 Ga) ranging from 1.87 to 2.26 Ga and from -8.54 to -4.06 respectively, showing relatively high maturity; and (3) the Jinningian granitic rocks are a typical product of continent-continent collision, being probably related to the formation of the supercontinent Rodinia. These studies, com bined with the study of high-grade basement rocks near the Qilian terrane, suggest that before the Jinningian period, the Qilian-Qaidam northern-margin terrane and Dunhuang-Alxa terrane were separated from each other, belonging to differ ent plate systems of the North China craton and Yangtze platform respectively. The Qilian orogenic belt was the same as or similar to the Qiling orogenic belt in terms of the geological evolution history at least before the Jinningian period.

  4. Determinação do valor energético de alimentos para ruminantes pelo sistema de equações Determination of energy value of feed for ruminants by equations system

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    Vicente Ribeiro Rocha Júnior

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho objetivou-se avaliar o sistema de equações na determinação dos valores de NDT de seis alimentos volumosos (silagem de milho, cana-de-açúcar com 1% de uréia, feno de capim-coastcross 1, feno de capim-coastcross 2, silagem pré-secada de capim-tifton e capim-elefante e de 12 alimentos concentrados (fubá de milho, grão de sorgo moído, gérmen de milho, farelo de trigo, farelo de arroz integral, farelo de babaçu, farelo de soja, farelo de algodão, caroço de algodão, glúten de milho, farelo de glúten de milho e casca de soja, utilizando-se ovinos como animais experimentais. Volumosos e concentrados foram combinados em dois níveis, com quatro repetições para cada nível, a partir de um delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado. Os mesmos animais foram utilizados nos dois níveis do ingrediente concentrado, em dois períodos consecutivos. As dietas referentes aos dois níveis do alimento concentrado foram isonitrogenadas. A silagem de milho, a cana-de-açúcar com 1% de uréia, o feno de capim-coastcross 1, o feno de capim-coastcross 2, a silagem pré-secada de capim-tifton e o capim-elefante apresentaram os seguintes valores de NDT, respectivamente: 59,56; 60,57; 48,59; 50,24; 60,49; e 49,59%. Já para os concentrados, constataram-se os seguintes valores de NDT: fubá de milho (93,75%, grão de sorgo moído (82,82%, gérmen de milho (85,30%, farelo de trigo (74,28%, farelo de arroz integral (80,65%, farelo de babaçu (49,38%, farelo de soja (83,24%, farelo de algodão (67,75%, caroço de algodão (88,07%, glúten de milho (85,34%, farelo de glúten de milho (75,61% e casca de soja (68,95%. O sistema de equações foi eficiente na determinação do valor energético dos alimentos devido à alta correlação obtida entre esses valores e as digestibilidades da matéria seca e matéria orgânica do conjunto de alimentos avaliados.The objective was to evaluate the equations system for determination of the TDN of

  5. 娱乐节目影响下冰雪健身产业的兴起

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    袁泉; 刘彩惠

    2015-01-01

    In this paper,the entertainment program《Baba Qu Nar》in the snow town after broadcast,people have entered the village of snow experience stars shooting scenes and the Snow town characteristics for activity,from this star effect driven by soaring snow countryside tourism,this paper studies on the correlation analysis of the rise of entertainment fitness industry under the influence of ice and snow.%本文就娱乐节目《爸爸去哪儿》在雪乡播出后,人们纷纷进入雪乡体验明星们拍摄的场景及雪乡特色的活动,由这种明星效应带动雪乡旅游人数的暴涨,本文就对娱乐节目影响下冰雪健身产业的兴起进行相关分析研究。

  6. Synthesis and Crystal Structure of S,S'-Bis(8-quinolyl)-1,8-dithiaoctane

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    陈春龙; 苏成勇; 蔡跃鹏; 刘俊; 周忠远; 陈新滋; 康北笙

    2003-01-01

    The title compound S,S'-bis(8-quinolyl)-1,8-dithiaoctane crystallizes in the monoclinic system, space group P21/n with a = 7.537(1), b = 20.434(3), c = 13.857(2) A。, β = 97.102(3)°, V = 2117.8(5) A。3, Dc = 1.269 g/cm3, Z = 4, C24H24N2S2, Mr = 404.57, μ(MoKα) = 0.263 mm-1 and F(000) = 856, and its structure was refined to R = 0.0417 and wR = 0.1077 for 2814 observed reflections (I > 2σ(I)). The compound crystallizes in conformations A and B with equal occupation ratio. A acts as both a donor and acceptor in the C-H…π interactions, but B only acts as a donor. Edge-to-face C-H…π interactions between AA along the a axis and BABA along the c axis result in an infinite layered-structure in the ac plane.

  7. Measurement of homonuclear magnetic dipole-dipole interactions in multiple 1/2-spin systems using constant-time DQ-DRENAR NMR.

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    Ren, Jinjun; Eckert, Hellmut

    2015-11-01

    A new pulse sequence entitled DQ-DRENAR (Double-Quantum based Dipolar Recoupling Effects Nuclear Alignment Reduction) was recently described for the quantitative measurement of magnetic dipole-dipole interactions in homonuclear spin-1/2 systems involving multiple nuclei. As described in the present manuscript, the efficiency and performance of this sequence can be significantly improved, if the measurement is done in the constant-time mode. We describe both the theoretical analysis of this method and its experimental validation of a number of crystalline model compounds, considering both symmetry-based and back-to-back (BABA) DQ-coherence excitation schemes. Based on the combination of theoretical analysis and experimental results we discuss the effect of experimental parameters such as the chemical shift anisotropy (CSA), the spinning rate, and the radio frequency field inhomogeneity upon its performance. Our results indicate that constant-time (CT-) DRENAR is a method of high efficiency and accuracy for compounds with multiple homonuclear spin systems with particular promise for the analysis of stronger-coupled and short T2 spin systems.

  8. Principales factores de patogenia en la infección por Helicobacter pylori

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    Lino E. Torres

    2008-01-01

    posee una sofisticada batería de factores de colonización, como son la ureasa y los flagelos, que le brindan las adaptaciones necesarias para su supervivencia y establecimiento en la mucosa del estomago. Adicionalmente, varias proteínas de la bacteria se han reconocido como factores de patogenia, al estudiar su influencia en la aparición de las lesiones gástricas más severas. Son varios los factores de virulencia que posee este patógeno, pero los tres más relevantes son: la adhesina BabA y las toxinas VacA y CagA. En la última década, numerosos estudios han incrementado considerablemente el conocimiento sobre la función y los mecanismos moleculares de estos factores de virulencia y su influencia en la inducción de enfermedades gastroduodenales en los humanos. Esta revisión constituye un resumen de los principales aportes que se han publicado en los últimos años en el tema de los factores de patogenia de H. pylori.

  9. Band-selective heteronuclear dipolar recoupling with dual back-to-back pulses in rotating solids

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    Zhang, Zhengfeng; Chen, Yanke; Yang, Jun

    2016-11-01

    We propose a robust band-selective heteronuclear 15N-13C recoupling method using dual back-to-back (BABA) pulses (DBP). It contains four 90° pulses in each rotor period and corresponding phase cycling on each channel (13C and 15N). DBP aims at rapid band-selective heteronuclear magnetization transfer between 15N and 13Cα/13C‧, whose efficiency is close to that of the well-known SPECIFIC CP in membrane proteins with relatively short relaxation time in rotating frame (T1ρ). Compared to SPECIFIC CP, DBP is very simple to set up and highly robust to RF variations. Thus, it can reduce the efforts in experimental optimization, especially for low-sensitive samples, and is very suitable for long-time or quantitative experiments. The efficacy of DBP is demonstrated by the E. coli diacylglycerol kinase (DAGK) proteoliposome. We anticipate that DBP would be useful for (segments of) membrane proteins that undergo the μs-ms timescale motions in magic-angle spinning (MAS) solid-state NMR.

  10. Acetylated Rhamnogalacturonans from Immature Fruits of Abelmoschus esculentus Inhibit the Adhesion of Helicobacter pylori to Human Gastric Cells by Interaction with Outer Membrane Proteins

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    Christian Thöle

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    Full Text Available Polysaccharide containing extracts from immature fruits of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus are known to exhibit antiadhesive effects against bacterial adhesion of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori to stomach tissue. The present study investigates structural and functional features of polymers responsible for this inhibition of bacterial attachment to host cells. Ammonium sulfate precipitation of an aqueous extract yielded two fractions at 60% and 90% saturation with significant antiadhesive effects against H. pylori, strain J99, (FE60% 68% ± 15%; FE90% 75% ± 11% inhibition rates after preincubation of the bacteria at 1 mg/mL. Sequential extraction of okra fruits yielded hot buffer soluble solids (HBSS with dose dependent antiadhesive effects against strain J99 and three clinical isolates. Preincubation of H. pylori with HBSS (1 mg/mL led to reduced binding to 3ʹ-sialyl lactose, sialylated Lea and Lex. A reduction of bacterial binding to ligands complementary to BabA and SabA was observed when bacteria were pretreated with FE90%. Structural analysis of the antiadhesive polysaccharides (molecular weight, monomer composition, linkage analysis, stereochemistry, and acetylation indicated the presence of acetylated rhamnogalacturonan-I polymers, decorated with short galactose side chains. Deacetylation of HBSS and FE90% resulted in loss of the antiadhesive activity, indicating esterification being a prerequisite for antiadhesive activity.

  11. Relation between the occurrence of Burnout and differential pressure fluctuation characteristics caused by the disturbance waves passing by a flow obstacle in a vertical boiling two-phase upward flow in a narrow annular channel

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    Mori, Shoji [Yokohama National University, Yokohama 240-8501 (Japan)]. E-mail: morisho@ynu.ac.jp; Fukano, Tohru [Kurume Institute of University, Fukuoka 830-0052 (Japan)]. E-mail: fukanot@cc.kurume-it.ac.jp

    2006-05-15

    If a flow obstacle such as a spacer is placed in a boiling two-phase flow within a channel, the temperature on the surface of the heating tube is severely affected by the existence of the spacer. Under certain conditions the spacer has a cooling effect, and under other conditions the spacer causes dryout of the cooling water film on the heating surface, resulting in burnout of the tube. The burnout mechanism near the spacer, however, remains unclear. In a previous paper (Fukano, T., Mori, S., Akamatsu, S., Baba, A., 2002. Relation between temperature fluctuation of a heating surface and generation of drypatch caused by a cylindrical spacer in a vertical boiling two-phase upward flow in a narrow annular channel. Nucl. Eng. Des. 217, 81-90), we reported that the disturbance wave has a significant effect on dryout occurrence. Therefore, in the present paper, the relation between dryout, burnout occurrence, and interval between two successive disturbance waves obtained from the differential pressure fluctuation caused by the disturbance waves passing by a spacer, is further discussed in detail.

  12. AN ANALYSIS OF THE ISOPSEPHIC POEMS IN ANTEPLI AYNI’S DIVAN / ANTEPLI AYNÎ DIVANI’NDAKI TARIH MANZUMELERI ÜZERINE BIR INCELEME

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    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şenel DEMİREL

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    Full Text Available Isopsephy, within the framework of “Abjad numerals”, is a kindof literary art used to determine the date of an event, and is at the sametime the name of a system formed by eight meaningless words which were developed to make the Arabic letters learnt by heart easily bycombining the letters. In other words, Abjad numerals is a calculationsystem developed after totalling up all the numerical values of each ofthe letters basing the numbers corresponding to the Abjad numerals bygiving the date of an event with one or more words and lines in a verysubtle way.In the matter of Isopsephy( Abjad numerals among the Divanpoets, especially alongside such prominent ones as Hızır Bey, ÂdemBaba, Bursalı Hasimî and Sürûrî, Antepli Ayni is also anotherimportant poet that should be particularized. Antepli Ayni, with 522isopsephic poems in his Divan, is one of the most prominent names ofhis kind. His isopsephic poems including a rough period of 50 yearsdraw attention with their utterance in a variety of different subjects.In this paper, the isopsephic poems in Antepli Aynî’s Divan areevaluated in terms of date, theme, genre, method and style, and theresultant assessments are brought into sharp relief with collateralnumerical data.

  13. Epidemiologic studies of chagas' disease in the urban zone of Teresina. State of Piauí, northeastern Brazil

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    Dalva N. da C. Bento

    1984-12-01

    Full Text Available The triatomine species Rhodnius nasutus and Triatoma pseudomaculata were captured on palm trees Orbignya martiana "babaçu ", in the urban zone of Teresina. This kind of palm tree is largely distributed in Piauí State. The predominant species was R. nasutus; the young in stars predominated. The infestation index of palm trees and the infection index of triatomines by flagellates were 96.0 ana 29.1%, respectively. Marsupiais, bats and a rodent were captured in palm trees. The flagellates found in both triatomines ana marsupiais were morphologically and biologically indistinguishable from Trypanosoma cruzi. Forty seven percent (481/1,025 of triatomines were found concentrated in six palm trees where marsupiais circulated. Of the total of 1,025 triatomines 230 (22% were infected by flagellates and 53.0% (123/230 of these infected triatomines were present in the same six palm trees. No evidence of triatomine domiciliation or human transmission was observed in the houses in the vicinity of palm trees. The results suggest that marsupiais play an important role in the life-cycle of T. cruzi in this region. The natural focus of Chagas' disease, demonstrated in the present study could represent a potential epidemiological threat.

  14. Residual stress dependant anisotropic band gap of various (hkl) oriented BaI2 films

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    Kumar, Pradeep; Gulia, Vikash; Vedeshwar, Agnikumar G.

    2013-11-01

    The thermally evaporated layer structured BaI2 grows in various completely preferred (hkl) film orientations with different growth parameters like film thickness, deposition rate, substrate temperature, etc. which were characterized by structural, morphological, and optical absorption measurements. Structural analysis reveals the strain in the films and the optical absorption shows a direct type band gap. The varying band gaps of these films were found to scale linearly with their strain. The elastic moduli and other constants were also calculated using Density Functional Theory (DFT) formalism implemented in WIEN2K code for converting the strain into residual stress. Films of different six (hkl) orientations show stress free anisotropic band gaps (2.48-3.43 eV) and both positive and negative pressure coefficients. The negative and positive pressure coefficients of band gap are attributed to the strain in I-I (or Ba-Ba or both) and Ba-I distances along [hkl], respectively. The calculated band gaps are also compared with those experimentally determined. The average pressure coefficient of band gap of all six orientations (-0.071 eV/GPa) found to be significantly higher than that calculated (-0.047 eV/GPa) by volumetric pressure dependence. Various these issues have been discussed with consistent arguments. The electron effective mass me*=0.66m0 and the hole effective mass mh*=0.53m0 have been determined from the calculated band structure.

  15. Chagas' disease in the Amazon Basin: V. Periurban palms as habitats of Rhodnius robustus and Rhodnius pictipes - triatomine vectors of Chagas' disease

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    M. A. Miles

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    Full Text Available Trypanosoma cruzi infected Rhodnius robustus and/or Rhodnius pictipes were commonly found, in large numbers, in the Brazilian Amazonian palms Maximiliana regia ("inajá", Acrocomia sclerocarpa ("mucajá" and Orbignya speciosa ("babaçu". The common opossum, Didelphis marsupialis, was the animal most frequently associated with triatomine infested palms. R. pictipes, frequently light-attracted into houses from palm trees, was the probable source of an acute case of Chagas' disease in the vicinity of Belém. It is considered that triatomine infested palms are likely to cause some cases of acute Chagas' disease in the States of Amazonas and Rondônia. Possible control methods are suggested.Rhodnius robustus e/ou Rhodnius pictipes, infectados com Trypanosoma cruzi foram comumente encontrados, em grande numero, nas palmeiras Maximiliana regia (inaja, Acrocomia sclerocarpa (mucaja e Orbignya speciosa (babacu na Amazonia brasileira. O marsupial Didelphis marsupialis foi o animal encontrado mais frequentemente nas palmeiras associadas a alta prevalencia de triatomineos. R. pictipes que e atraido pela luz nas residencias de palmeiras vizinhas, provavelmente e a fonte de um caso agudo de doenca de Chagas nas vizinhancas de Belem. Sugere-se que as palmeiras albergando triatomineos poderiam ser relacionadas com infeccoes humanas de doenca de Chagas nos Estados de Amazonas e Rondonia. Sugere-se, tambem, possiveis metodos de controle.

  16. Politics of rural health in India.

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    Banerji, D

    2005-01-01

    The setting up of the National Rural Health Mission is yet another political move by the present government of India to make yet another promise to the long suffering rural population to improve their health status. As has happened so often in the past, it is based on questionable premises. It adopts a simplistic approach to a highly complex problem. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and its advisors, either because of ignorance or otherwise, have doggedly refused to learn from the many experiences of the past, both in terms of the efforts to earlier somewhat sincere efforts to develop endogenous mechanisms to offer access to health services as well as from the devastative impact on the painstakingly built rural health services of the imposition of prefabricated, ill-conceived, ill-formulated, techno-centric vertical programmes on the people of India. The also ignore some of the basic postulates of public health practice in a country like India. That did not substantiate the bases of some of their substantive contentions with scientific data obtained from health systems research reveals that they are not serious about their promise to rural population. This is yet another instance of what Romesh Thaper had called 'Baba Log playing government government'.

  17. [Absorption of medium chain triglycerides in patients with blind loop syndrome].

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    Pereira Filho, R A; Sevá-Pereira, A; de Magalhães, A F

    1988-01-01

    Absorption of medium chain triglycerides (MCT) was estimated in 10 patients with stagnant loop syndrome (SLS). Six patients had steatorrhea due to gastrojejunal anastomosis and 4 due to diabetic neuropathy. The diagnosis of SLS was confirmed by antibiotic therapeutic test after exclusion of other causes of malabsorption syndrome. Each patient was submitted to 2 types of diet during one week each, differing only in the type of added lipid. In the diet with long chain triglycerides (LCT), soy oil and butter were added. In the diet, with medium chain triglycerides, only MCT oil from babaçu was added. The excretion of lipid was determined in the feces in the last 3 days of each diet. The results showed that the medium fecal lipid excretion was 48.6 (sd = 19.8) g/d in the LCT diet and 26.6 (sd = 13.8) g/d in the MCT [d = 22.0; s(d) = 3.10; t = 7.10; p less than 0.001], which indicates that in patients with SLS, MCT diet was better absorbed than LCT diet. It is suggested that MCT oil may be used as a caloric source during nutritional recovery in SLS.

  18. Genetic battle between Helicobacter pylori and humans. The mechanism underlying homologous recombination in bacteria, which can infect human cells.

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    Hanada, Katsuhiro; Yamaoka, Yoshio

    2014-10-01

    Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative pathogenic bacterium that colonises the human stomach. The chronic infection it causes results in peptic ulcers and gastric cancers. H. pylori can easily establish a chronic infection even if the immune system attacks this pathogen with oxidative stress agents and immunoglobulins. This is attributed to bacterial defence mechanisms against these stresses. As a defence mechanism against oxidative stresses, in bacterial genomes, homologous recombination can act as a repair pathway of DNA's double-strand breaks (DSBs). Moreover, homologous recombination is also involved in the antigenic variation in H. pylori. Gene conversion alters genomic structures of babA and babB (encoding outer membrane proteins), resulting in escape from immunoglobulin attacks. Thus, homologous recombination in bacteria plays an important role in the maintenance of a chronic infection. In addition, H. pylori infection causes DSBs in human cells. Homologous recombination is also involved in the repair of DSBs in human cells. In this review, we describe the roles of homologous recombination with an emphasis on the maintenance of a chronic infection.

  19. Bacterial-binding chitosan microspheres for gastric infection treatment and prevention.

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    Gonçalves, Inês C; Magalhães, Ana; Fernandes, Mariana; Rodrigues, Inês V; Reis, Celso A; Martins, M Cristina L

    2013-12-01

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) colonizes the gastric mucosa of over 50% of the world population, causing several pathologies, such as gastric ulcers and gastric cancer. Since current antibiotic treatments are inefficient in 20% of cases alternative therapies are needed. This work reports the ability of chitosan microspheres to adhere to H. pylori and prevent/remove H. pylori colonization. Adhesion of H. pylori strains with different functional adhesins (BabA and/or SabA) to chitosan microspheres (diameter 167 ± 27 μm) occurs at both pH 2.6 and 6.0, but is higher at pH 6.0. Bacterial adhesion to a gastric cell line expressing sialylated carbohydrates (SabA receptors) was performed at the same pH values using H. pylori strains with and without SabA. At both pH values addition of microspheres to gastric cells before and after pre-incubation with H. pylori decreased bacterial adhesion to cells. Furthermore, the chitosan microspheres were non-cytotoxic. These findings reveal the potential of chitosan microspheres as an alternative or complementary treatment for H. pylori gastric eradication or prevention of H. pylori colonization.

  20. A mathematical model for reducing the composting time

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    Estefanía Larreategui

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The environment is still affected by the inappropriate use of organic matter waste, but a culture of recycling and reuse has been promoted in Ecuador to reduce carbon footprint. The composting, a technique to digest organic matter, which traditionally takes 16-24 weeks, is still inefficient to use. Therefore, this paper concerns the optimization of the composting process in both quality and production time. The variables studied were: type of waste (fruits and vegetables and type of bioaccelerator (yeast and indigenous microorganisms. By using a full factorial random design 22, a quality compost was obtained in 7 weeks of processing. Quality factors as temperature, density, moisture content, pH and carbon-nitrogen ratio allowed the best conditions for composting in the San Gabriel del Baba community (Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador. As a result of this study, a mathematical surface model which explains the relationship between the temperature and the digestion time of organic matter was obtained.

  1. Mesopelagic fishes across the tropical and equatorial Atlantic: Biogeographical and vertical patterns

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    Olivar, M. Pilar; Hulley, P. Alexander; Castellón, Arturo; Emelianov, Mikhail; López, Cristina; Tuset, Víctor M.; Contreras, Tabit; Molí, Balbina

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    In this investigation we analysed the changes in fish species occurrences and relative abundances across the tropical and equatorial Atlantic, and their vertical distribution patterns in relation to the different environmental scenarios. The study covers a wide region encompassing different water masses, and marked differences in productivity, from an oligotrophic zone close to the Brazilian coast, to a very productive upwelling region close to the Northwest African upwelling. Fishes were collected with a medium-sized midwater trawl (Mesopelagos), complemented by hauls made with a macrozooplankton net (MOCNESS). Species richness in the region was higher than in subtropical, temperate and cold regions. The total number of species and their overall abundance was lower in the stations closer to the Brazilian coast. Abundant species across the entire region were the gonostomatids Cyclothone alba, Cyclothone acclinidens, Cyclothone pallida and Cyclothone pseudopallida, the myctophid Lampanyctus alatus, the sternoptychid Sternoptyx diaphana, and the phosichthyid Vinciguerria nimbaria. The occurrences and abundances of C. parapallida, Lampanyctus nobilis and Lepidophanes guentheri were related to zones where AAIW waters occupied the mesopelagic layers, while other species such as Cyclothone livida and Polyipnus polli increased their abundance when AAIW disappears from their living depths. The presence of Eastern North Atlantic Central Water (ENACW) was associated with the occurrence of several myctophids (Benthosema glaciale, Ceratoscopelus maderensis, Diaphus holti, Diaphus rafinesquii, Hygophum hygomii, Lampanyctus crocodilus, Myctophum punctatum, Symbolophorus veranyi), and the gonostomatid Cyclothone braueri. In spite of the important differences in hydrographic features across the tropical and equatorial Atlantic, all stations showed either the general night migration into the epipelagic layers carried out by myctophids, phosicthyids, and some stomiids, or the

  2. İlk ve ortaokul öğretmenlerinin etik duyarlılıklarının çeşitli değişkenler açısından incelenmesi (Sinop ili örneği [An Analysis of ethical sensitivity of primary and secondary schools in the relations with students based on some variables (Case of Sinop province

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    Ayşe OTTEKİN-DEMİRBOLAT

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    Full Text Available Etik problemlerin anlaşılma ve çözümlenmesi sürecinde, öğretmenlerin etik duyarlık becerilerinin önemine olan inanç bu çalışmanın nedenini oluşturmaktadır. Çalışmanın amacı ilk ve orta öğretim kademelerinde görev alan öğretmenlerin etik duyarlılık düzeyini çeşitli değişkenler açısından incelemektir. Değişkenler öğretmenlerin kıdem, görev kademesi, cinsiyet, görev aldıkları eğitim kademesi, anne ve baba eğitim düzeyleri, üniversite öncesi yaşadıkları yerleşim merkezi ve en son mezun oldukları öğretim kurumudur. Araştırmanın evrenini Sinop il merkez ve ilçelerinin resmi ilk ve ortaokullarda görev yapmakta olan 1101 öğretmen oluşturmaktadır. Bu ilköğretim okullarında görevli olan ve basit seçkisiz örnekleme yöntemi ile seçilen 451 öğretmen araştırmanın örneklemini oluşturmaktadır. Araştırma sonucunda, öğretmenlerin etik duyarlılık düzeyleri yüksek bulunmuştur. En yüksek etik duyarlılık becerisi, “başka insanlarla ilişki kurmaya özen gösterme”, “eylem ve seçenek sonuçlarının belirlenmesi” boyutlarında bulunurken, en düşük etik duyarlık becerisi “sosyal önyargıları engelleme” boyutunda bulunmuştur. Ayrıca etik duyarlık becerisi ile ilgili bazı boyutlarda cinsiyet, branş, kıdem, baba eğitim düzeyi ve mezun olunan eğitim kurumu değişkenlerine göre bazı anlamlı farklılıklar saptanmıştır.

  3. Parâmetros acústicos do contraste de sonoridade das plosivas no desenvolvimento fonológico típico e no desviante Acoustic parameters of the voicing contrast of plosives in typical phonological development and phonological disorder

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    Roberta Michelon Melo

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar se as crianças com desvio fonológico apresentam características acústicas distintas de sons plosivos surdos e sonoros das crianças com desenvolvimento fonológico típico. MÉTODOS:Participaram do estudo 11 crianças com desenvolvimento fonológico típico e cinco com desvio fonológico e dificuldade na aquisição do traço [+voz] das consoantes plosivas. Por meio de palavras (['papa], ['baba], ['tata], ['dada], ['kaka] e ['gaga] inseridas em frases-veículo, mediu-se o voice onset time, a duração da vogal, a amplitude do burst e a duração da oclusão de cada plosivo. Foram comparados todos os registros acústicos de plosivos surdos e sonoros intra e intergrupo, por meio de testes estatísticos. RESULTADOS: As crianças com desenvolvimento fonológico típico apresentaram resultados significativos, principalmente, na diferenciação dos parâmetros de voice onset time, duração da vogal e oclusão de plosivos surdos e sonoros, diferentemente do observado para as crianças com desvio fonológico. A comparação entre os dois grupos mostrou diferenças quanto à produção de voice onset time e duração da oclusão dos plosivos sonoros. Com relação aos demais parâmetros analisados, os valores foram aproximados entre os grupos, sem diferença estatística. CONCLUSÃO: A marcação do contraste de sonoridade do grupo desviante mostra-se distinta em relação ao grupo de crianças com desenvolvimento fonológico típico, principalmente no que se refere ao voice onset time e à duração da oclusão dos segmentos sonoros.PURPOSE: To investigate if children with phonological disorder present different acoustic characteristics of voiceless and voiced plosives from children with typical phonological development. METHODS: Participants were 11 children with typical phonological development and five children with phonological disorder and difficulty to establish the distinctive feature [+voice] of plosives. Through words

  4. Caracterização fitofisionômica e levantamento florístico preliminar no Pantanal dos Rios Mortes-Araguaia, Cocalinho, Mato Grosso, Brasil Vegetation types and preliminary floristic survey in the Mortes-Araguaia Pantanal, Cocalinho, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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    Beatriz Schwantes Marimon

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo realizou-se no Pantanal dos Rios Mortes-Araguaia, extensa planície inundável localizada no municípo de Cocalinho, nordeste de Mato Grosso, Brasil. Efetuou-se uma caracterização fitofisionômica e um levantamento florístico preliminar da região. Foram selecionados três Sítios, com fitofisionomias representativas: proximidades do Rio das Mortes (12° 37'S; 50° 55'W, foz do Rio das Mortes com o Araguaia (11° 54'S; 50° 48'W e porção mediana do Rio Cristalino (12° 52'S; 50° 49'W. O método de amostragem adotado foi o de levantamentos rápidos. Foram identificadas oito fitofisionomias: Mata Inundável, Caapão, Babaçual, Cerradão, Cerrado stricto sensu, Campo de Murunduns, Campo de Byrsonima orbignyana e Campo Cerrado de Vochysia rufa. Foram levantadas 248 espécies de árvores, arbustos, sub-arbustos e lianas, distribuídas em 158 gêneros e 62 famílias. As fitofisionomias apresentaram um padrão heterogêneo, sendo que nenhuma das espécies ocorreu em todas elas. Porém, Alibertia edulis (L. Rich. A. Rich., Andira cuyabensis Benth., Maprounea guianensis (Aubl. M. Arg., entre outras, ocorreram em seis das oito fitofisionomias. As famílias com maior riqueza foram: Caesalpiniaceae, Annonaceae e Myrtaceae. Ocorreram algumas semelhanças florísticas com o Pantanal do Rio Paraguai, porém, são necessários estudos mais aprofundados para confirmar. Os padrões de heterogeneidade fitofisionômica indicam que a área estudada necessita de medidas conservacionistas.This study was carried out in the Pantanal of the Mortes and Araguaia rivers, a flooded plain located in Cocalinho, northeastern Mato Grosso, Brazil. The objectives of this study were to conduct a preliminary survey of the flora and to characterize the vegetation types. Three representative sites were selected: one near Rio das Mortes (12° 37'S; 50° 55'W, one at the mouth of Araguaia and Mortes rivers (11° 54'S; 50° 48'W and one in the middle portion of

  5. Anadolu Kültüründe Nazar ve Nazarlıklar: Safranbolu Örneği /Evil Eye and Amulets in Anatolian Culture: The Case of Safranbolu

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    Durmuş Gür

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Öz Bu araştırma, Anadolu kültüründe yer alan nazar inancı ve bu inancın somut bir yansıması olan nazarlıklarla ilgili günümüze ulaşan bazı örnekleri incelemektedir. Araştırma kapsamında, günümüzde Safranbolu’da bulunan sivil ve dini mimaride, özellikle su yapılarında görülen nazarlık çeşitleri, teknik, tür ve çeşitlilik açısından incelenmiş ve fotoğraflarla belgelenmiştir. Safranbolu’nun Bağlarbaşı, Kıranköy (Atatürk Mahallesi, Gümüş, Hacı Halil, Baba Sultan, Çeşme, Karaali, Çavuş Mahalleleri’ndeki mimari eserlerde bulunan nazarlıklar, araştırma konumuzun kaynağını oluşturmaktadır. Araştırmada önce nazar inancı ile ilgili yaklaşımlar ve bu inancın tarihi kökenleri incelenmiştir. Daha sonra nazara inanan insanların, kötü niyetli insanların bakışlarıyla yaydıkları olumsuz enerjiyi başka alanlara yönlendirebilmek amacıyla kullanmış oldukları nazarlıklar incelenmiştir. Kullanılan nazarlık çeşitleri sınıflandırılarak benzer uygulamalar aynı başlık altında incelenmiştir. Araştırmanın son kısmında ise bu nazarlıkların özelliklerini gösteren bir tablo ile birlikte kullanılan malzeme ve teknikler hakkında bilgi verilmiştir. Ayrıca, araştırma evreninde yer alan nazarlıklara ait bazı fotoğraflar araştırma sonuna eklenmiştir. Abstract This article examines the belief in evil eye in Anatolian culture and its concrete reflection, using amulets to defend oneself against it. The aim of this essay is to investigate and to certificate the types of amulets in civil and religious architecture, especially in water structures, in Safranbolu. In the study, the amulets existing in Baglarbasi, Kirankoy, Gumus, Haci Halil, Baba Sultan, Cesme, Karaali, and Cavus districts of Safranbolu is handled. The first part of the article examines the belief in evil eye and the historical basis of this belief. The second part examines the amulets used by the

  6. Epidemiologic studies of chagas' disease in the urban zone of Teresina. State of Piauí, northeastern Brazil

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    Full Text Available The triatomine species Rhodnius nasutus and Triatoma pseudomaculata were captured on palm trees Orbignya martiana "babaçu ", in the urban zone of Teresina. This kind of palm tree is largely distributed in Piauí State. The predominant species was R. nasutus; the young in stars predominated. The infestation index of palm trees and the infection index of triatomines by flagellates were 96.0 ana 29.1%, respectively. Marsupiais, bats and a rodent were captured in palm trees. The flagellates found in both triatomines ana marsupiais were morphologically and biologically indistinguishable from Trypanosoma cruzi. Forty seven percent (481/1,025 of triatomines were found concentrated in six palm trees where marsupiais circulated. Of the total of 1,025 triatomines 230 (22% were infected by flagellates and 53.0% (123/230 of these infected triatomines were present in the same six palm trees. No evidence of triatomine domiciliation or human transmission was observed in the houses in the vicinity of palm trees. The results suggest that marsupiais play an important role in the life-cycle of T. cruzi in this region. The natural focus of Chagas' disease, demonstrated in the present study could represent a potential epidemiological threat.As espécies de triatomíneos Rhodnius nasutus e Triatoma pseudomaculata foram capturados em palmeiras Orbignya martiana "babaçu", situadas na zona urbana de Teresina. Este tipo de palmeira é largamente distribuída no Estado do Piauí. R. nasutus foi a espécie predominante. O índice de infestação das palmeiras e o índice de infecção dos triatomíneos por flagelados foram 96.0 e 29.1%, respectivamente. O estádio de ninfa predominou entre os triatomíneos capturados. Em algumas palmeiras, foram capturados marsupiais, morcegos e um roedor. Os flagelados encontrados tanto nos triatomíneos como nos marsupiais eram morfologicamente e biologicamente indistinguíveis do Trypanosoma cruzi Quarenta e sete porcento (481

  7. Macular thickness and macular volume measurements using spectral domain optical coherence tomography in normal Nepalese eyes

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    Full Text Available Amrit Pokharel,1 Gauri Shankar Shrestha,2 Jyoti Baba Shrestha2 1Department of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, 2B P Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal Purpose: To record the normative values for macular thickness and macular volume in normal Nepalese eyes. Methods: In all, 126 eyes of 63 emmetropic subjects (mean age: 21.17±6.76 years; range: 10–37 years were assessed for macular thickness and macular volume, using spectral domain-optical coherence tomography over 6×6 mm2 in the posterior pole. A fast macular thickness protocol was employed. Statistics such as the mean, median, standard deviation, percentiles, and range were used, while a P-value was set at 0.05 to test significance. Results: Average macular thickness and total macular volume were larger in males compared to females. With each year of increasing age, these variables decreased by 0.556 µm and 0.0156 mm3 for average macular thickness and total macular volume, respectively. The macular thickness was greatest in the inner superior section and lowest at the center of the fovea. The volume was greatest in the outer nasal section and thinnest in the fovea. The central subfield thickness (r=-0.243, P=0.055 and foveal volume (r=0.216, P=0.09 did not correlate with age. Conclusion: Males and females differ significantly with regard to macular thickness and macular volume measurements. Reports by other studies that the increase in axial length reduced thickness and volume, were negated by this study which found a positive correlation among axial length, thickness, and volume. Keywords: macular thickness, macular volume, optical coherence tomography, Nepal

  8. "If you thought this story sour, sweeten it with your own telling" - a feminist poetics of rewriting in Susan Price's Ghost dance

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    Sanna Lehtonen

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The attempts to challenge conventional gendered discourses in children's fantasy have often resulted in feminist rewritings of earlier stories. Ghost dance (1994 by the English author Susan Price is a novel that reflects a specific feminist poetics of rewriting: metafictional passages highlight the constructedness of the narrative and at the end readers are invited to tell their own versions of the story. Moreover, the rewriting freely combines and recontextualises elements from different source texts and reformulates them to create a narrative that challenges conventional discourses of gender. While this poetics has an appeal from a feminist perspective, the play with cross-cultural intertexts and gender becomes more complex when the novel is examined in a postcolonialist framework in relation to ethnicity and the issue of cultural appropriation. Ghost dance is situated in a setting that has a real-world equivalent (Russia, involves characters that are identified with names of real-world ethnic groups (Lapps (Sámi, Russian, and mixes elements from Russian wonder tales, Nordic mythology and an Ojibwe legend. The novel does not aim at historical accuracy in its representations nor is it a direct retelling of any of the pre-texts but combines motifs, themes, names, characters and settings freely from each source. In this textual melting pot, the protagonist Shingebiss is, on one level, a revision of the witch Baba Yaga, but also described as a Lappish shaman with an Ojibwe name. To rewrite gendered discourses, certain elements from the pretexts are chosen and others left out – the question is, then, what effects does this recontextualisation have on the representation of ethnicity? Or, are the feminist rewriting strategies actually a form of cultural appropriation?

  9. Preventive effects of a phospholipid polymer coating on PMMA on biofilm formation by oral streptococci

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    Shibata, Yukie; Yamashita, Yoshihisa; Tsuru, Kanji; Ishihara, Kazuhiko; Fukazawa, Kyoko; Ishikawa, Kunio

    2016-12-01

    The regulation of biofilm formation on dental materials such as denture bases is key to oral health. Recently, a biocompatible phospholipid polymer, poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine-co-n-butyl methacrylate) (PMB) coating, was reported to inhibit sucrose-dependent biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans, a cariogenic bacterium, on the surface of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) denture bases. However, S. mutans is a minor component of the oral microbiome and does not play an important role in biofilm formation in the absence of sucrose. Other, more predominant oral streptococci must play an indispensable role in sucrose-independent biofilm formation. In the present study, the effect of PMB coating on PMMA was evaluated using various oral streptococci that are known to be initial colonizers during biofilm formation on tooth surfaces. PMB coating on PMMA drastically reduced sucrose-dependent tight biofilm formation by two cariogenic bacteria (S. mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus), among seven tested oral streptococci, as described previously [N. Takahashi, F. Iwasa, Y. Inoue, H. Morisaki, K. Ishihara, K. Baba, J. Prosthet. Dent. 112 (2014) 194-203]. Streptococci other than S. mutans and S. sobrinus did not exhibit tight biofilm formation even in the presence of sucrose. On the other hand, all seven species of oral streptococci exhibited distinctly reduced glucose-dependent soft biofilm retention on PMB-coated PMMA. We conclude that PMB coating on PMMA surfaces inhibits biofilm attachment by initial colonizer oral streptococci, even in the absence of sucrose, indicating that PMB coating may help maintain clean conditions on PMMA surfaces in the oral cavity.

  10. Review of the Blastobasinae of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Blastobasidae).

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    Adamski, David

    2013-02-25

    The Blastobasinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Blastobasidae) of Costa Rica are reviewed. Five new genera, Barbaloba, Hallicis, Koleps, Pheos, and Pseudokoleps, and 101 new species are described. They include: Barbaloba jubae, B. meleagrisellae, Hallicis bisetosellus, H. calvicula, Koleps angulatus, Pheos aculeatus, Pseudokoleps akainae, Blastobasis abollae, B. achaea, B. aedes, B. babae, B. balucis, B. beo, B. caetrae, B. chanes, B. custodis, B. dapis, B. deae, B. deliciolarum, B. dicionis, B. echus, B. erae, B. fax, B. furtivus, B. iuanae, B. lex, B. litis, B. lygdi, B. manto, B. neniae, B. nivis, B. orithyia, B. paludis, B. phaedra, B. rotae, B. rotullae, B. tapetae, B. thyone, B. usurae, B. vesta, B. xiphiae, Hypatopa actes, H. acus, H. agnae, H. arxcis, H. bilobata, H. caedis, H. caepae, H. cladis, H. cotis, H. cotytto, H. crux, H. cyane, H. dicax, H. dolo, H. dux, H. edax, H. eos, H. erato, H. fio, H. gena, H. hecate, H. hera, H. hora, H. io, H. ira, H. leda, H. limae, H. lucina, H. joniella, H. juno, H. manus, H. mora, H. musa, H. nex, H. nox, H. phoebe, H. pica, H. plebis, H. rabio, H. rea, H. rego, H. rudis, H. sais, H. scobis, H. semela, H. solea, H. styga, H. texla, H. texo, H. umbra, H. verax, H. vitis, H. vox, Pigritia dido, P. faux, P. gruis, P. haha, P. sedis, P. stips, and P. ululae. Diagnoses, descriptions, and type data are provided for each species. Photographs of imagos, illustrations of wing venation for selected species, male and female genitalia, and distribution maps are furnished. Keys to all genera in Blastobasinae and keys to all species within each genus are provided to assist with identifications. In addition, scanning electron micrographs of the inner surface of the dilated first antennal flagellomere and associated sex scales for all Blastobasis are provided. Blastobasis coffeaella (Busck, 1925), B. graminea Adamski, 1999, Hypatopa tapadulcea Adamski, 1999, and Pigritia marjoriella Adamski, 1998 are redescribed.

  11. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Nua Healthcare Services, Clare

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    Backert, Steffen

    2011-11-01

    Abstract Helicobacter pylori is a highly successful pathogen uniquely adapted to colonize humans. Gastric infections with this bacterium can induce pathology ranging from chronic gastritis and peptic ulcers to gastric cancer. More virulent H. pylori isolates harbour numerous well-known adhesins (BabA\\/B, SabA, AlpA\\/B, OipA and HopZ) and the cag (cytotoxin-associated genes) pathogenicity island encoding a type IV secretion system (T4SS). The adhesins establish tight bacterial contact with host target cells and the T4SS represents a needle-like pilus device for the delivery of effector proteins into host target cells such as CagA. BabA and SabA bind to blood group antigen and sialylated proteins respectively, and a series of T4SS components including CagI, CagL, CagY and CagA have been shown to target the integrin β1 receptor followed by injection of CagA across the host cell membrane. The interaction of CagA with membrane-anchored phosphatidylserine may also play a role in the delivery process. While substantial progress has been made in our current understanding of many of the above factors, the host cell receptors for OipA, HopZ and AlpA\\/B during infection are still unknown. Here we review the recent progress in characterizing the interactions of the various adhesins and structural T4SS proteins with host cell factors. The contribution of these interactions to H. pylori colonization and pathogenesis is discussed.

  12. Türkiye’de Siyasal Toplumsallaşma ve Siyasal Katılım Ziyaret Fenomeni Örneği / Political Socialization and Political Participation in Turkey Example of Visiting Phenomenon

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with political socialization and political participation, in the context of visiting phenomenon, in Turkey. We took the Ali Baba Tomb in central Sivas and Celtek Baba Tomb in Celtek village as the sample of our study. In the study, political socialization and participation was seen as a dialectical process between individual and society. Visiting phenomenon embodying a rich historical, religious and cultural accumulation is important in that it defines the religious tendency of huge masses. As a matter of fact, they have realized their potitical socialization in a pretty much authentic culture with different interests, duties, roles and positions. At the same time, they have shown their political participation with reference to the religious world of meaning. SUMMARY In the contrast to the secular paradigm, religion continues to keep its reciprocal relations with the whole social system without giving an opportunity to any speculation. Religion and politics are two important fields in which this living relationship is stood for institutional structures. This article focuses on political socialization and political participation in Turkey by taking into consideration the phenomenon of visiting. The question of how the visiting phenomenon provided an input to the political system in terms of political socialization and political participation constitutes the problem of the research. Ali Baba Tomb in the center of Sivas province and Celtek Baba Tomb situated in central Celtek Village were selected as samples for the study. The political socialization and participation were talked with 33 visitors who had been selected randomly from different days between September and December 2015 and were tried to understand the data obtained by semi-standardized interview form. It has been examined in terms of its historical development and orientation of relationship between the visiting phenomenon in the research and the political system

  13. Molecular cloning of a coiled-coil-nucleotide-binding-site-leucine-rich repeat gene from pearl millet and its expression pattern in response to the downy mildew pathogen.

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    Veena, Mariswamy; Melvin, Prasad; Prabhu, Sreedhara Ashok; Shailasree, Sekhar; Shetty, Hunthrike Shekar; Kini, Kukkundoor Ramachandra

    2016-03-01

    Downy mildew caused by Sclerospora graminicola is a devastating disease of pearl millet. Based on candidate gene approach, a set of 22 resistance gene analogues were identified. The clone RGPM 301 (AY117410) containing a partial sequence shared 83% similarity to rice R-proteins. A full-length R-gene RGA RGPM 301 of 3552 bp with 2979 bp open reading frame encoding 992 amino acids was isolated by the degenerate primers and rapid amplification of cDNA ends polymerase chain reaction (RACE-PCR) approach. It had a molecular mass of 113.96 kDa and isoelectric point (pI) of 8.71. The sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis grouped it to a non-TIR NBS LRR group. The quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis revealed higher accumulation of the transcripts following inoculation with S. graminicola in the resistant cultivar (IP18296) compared to susceptible cultivar (7042S). Further, significant induction in the transcript levels were observed when treated with abiotic elicitor β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) and biotic elicitor Pseudomonas fluorescens. Exogenous application of phytohormones jasmonic acid or salicylic acid also up-regulated the expression levels of RGA RGPM 301. The treatment of cultivar IP18296 with mitogen-activated protein kinase (MPK) inhibitors (PD98059 and U0126) suppressed the levels of RGA RGPM 301. A 3.5 kb RGA RGPM 301 which is a non-TIR NBS-LRR protein was isolated from pearl millet and its up-regulation during downy mildew interaction was demonstrated by qRT-PCR. These studies indicate a role for this RGA in pearl millet downy mildew interaction.

  14. Molecular mechanisms of gastric epithelial cell adhesion and injection of CagA by Helicobacter pylori

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    Backert, Steffen

    2011-11-01

    Abstract Helicobacter pylori is a highly successful pathogen uniquely adapted to colonize humans. Gastric infections with this bacterium can induce pathology ranging from chronic gastritis and peptic ulcers to gastric cancer. More virulent H. pylori isolates harbour numerous well-known adhesins (BabA\\/B, SabA, AlpA\\/B, OipA and HopZ) and the cag (cytotoxin-associated genes) pathogenicity island encoding a type IV secretion system (T4SS). The adhesins establish tight bacterial contact with host target cells and the T4SS represents a needle-like pilus device for the delivery of effector proteins into host target cells such as CagA. BabA and SabA bind to blood group antigen and sialylated proteins respectively, and a series of T4SS components including CagI, CagL, CagY and CagA have been shown to target the integrin β1 receptor followed by injection of CagA across the host cell membrane. The interaction of CagA with membrane-anchored phosphatidylserine may also play a role in the delivery process. While substantial progress has been made in our current understanding of many of the above factors, the host cell receptors for OipA, HopZ and AlpA\\/B during infection are still unknown. Here we review the recent progress in characterizing the interactions of the various adhesins and structural T4SS proteins with host cell factors. The contribution of these interactions to H. pylori colonization and pathogenesis is discussed.

  15. An Investigation of Pragmatic Functions and Position of Prevalent Persian Discourse Markers Used in Casual Conversations among Tehrani Speakers

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    Manizheh Alami

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Given that a systematic treatment of Persian Discourse Markers (hereafter DMs is almost absent in modern Persian linguistics and to bridge this gap, the audio-recorded data comprising 14 face to face casual conversations involving two-party and multi-party interactions among family members, acquaintances and close friends are used to shed light on these ‘frequently used’ but ‘frequently unnoticed’ linguistic elements. To document a list of the most common DMs typically used in Tehrani dialect of Persian language and to have a detailed description of their discoursal functions in talk, Brinton’s (1996 binary classification of DMs functions (textual and interpersonal was developed to provide an empirically-supported account of the functions and position of Persian DMs in interaction among Tehrani speakers. The present account of DMs which is basically ‘analytical description’ provides the reader with the knowledge about how Persian DMs operate in actual usage. The findings are built upon a 3105-word corpus including 14 audio-recorded conversations among 50 participants. Altogether 34 tokens of Persian DMs with an overall 254 occurrences were identified among which na/na baba (no/no daddy with the total of 33 (12.84% occurrences were the most frequently used Persian DM in the data which are followed by dige (no English equivalent, aare/ba’ale (yep/yes, yani (I mean, vali (but, haalaa/ alaan (now, bebin/nega kon (look and aslan (by no means/ never.To the author, research on the functions and distributional patterns of Persian DMs will broaden our knowledge of their discoursal behavior in language in general and contribute to the already growing cross-linguistic body of work on DMs. Keywords: Discourse Markers, Persian language, Textual function, Interpersonal function, Casual conversation

  16. Hidden histories of gene flow in highland birds revealed with genomic markers.

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    Zarza, Eugenia; Faircloth, Brant C; Tsai, Whitney L E; Bryson, Robert W; Klicka, John; McCormack, John E

    2016-10-01

    Genomic studies are revealing that divergence and speciation are marked by gene flow, but it is not clear whether gene flow has played a prominent role during the generation of biodiversity in species-rich regions of the world where vicariance is assumed to be the principal mode by which new species form. We revisit a well-studied organismal system in the Mexican Highlands, Aphelocoma jays, to test for gene flow among Mexican sierras. Prior results from mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) largely conformed to the standard model of allopatric divergence, although there was also evidence for more obscure histories of gene flow in a small sample of nuclear markers. We tested for these 'hidden histories' using genomic markers known as ultraconserved elements (UCEs) in concert with phylogenies, clustering algorithms and newer introgression tests specifically designed to detect ancient gene flow (e.g. ABBA/BABA tests). Results based on 4303 UCE loci and 2500 informative SNPs are consistent with varying degrees of gene flow among highland areas. In some cases, gene flow has been extensive and recent (although perhaps not ongoing today), whereas in other cases there is only a trace signature of ancient gene flow among species that diverged as long as 5 million years ago. These results show how a species complex thought to be a model for vicariance can reveal a more reticulate history when a broader portion of the genome is queried. As more organisms are studied with genomic data, we predict that speciation-with-bouts-of-gene-flow will turn out to be a common mode of speciation.

  17. Lipase production by solid-state fermentation in fixed-bed bioreactors

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    Elisa d'Avila Costa Cavalcanti

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    Full Text Available In the present work, packed bed bioreactors were employed with the aim of increasing productivity and scaling up of lipase production using Penicillium simplicissimum in solid-state fermentation. The influence of temperature and air flow rate on enzyme production was evaluated employing statistical experimental design, and an empirical model was adjusted to the experimental data. It was shown that higher lipase activities could be achieved at lower temperatures and higher air flow rates. The maximum lipase activity (26.4 U/g was obtained at the temperature of 27°C and air flow rate of 0.8 L/min.O fungo Penicillium simplicissimum se mostrou, em trabalhos anteriores, um ótimo produtor de lipase por fermentação no estado sólido, quando cultivado em biorreatores do tipo bandeja, utilizando a torta de babaçu como meio de cultura. Com o objetivo de aumentar a produtividade e possibilitar uma ampliação de escala, foi investigado, no presente trabalho, o emprego de biorreatores de leito fixo com aeração forçada. Os biorreatores utilizados tinham 4 cm de diâmetro interno e 14 cm de altura útil. Empregando-se planejamento estatístico de experimentos como ferramenta, foram avaliadas as influências da temperatura e da vazão de ar sobre a produção de lipase nestes biorreatores. Os resultados obtidos permitiram ajustar um modelo empírico, o qual indicou que maiores atividades lipásicas são alcançadas para temperaturas mais baixas e vazões de ar mais altas. A atividade lipásica máxima (26,4 U/g foi obtida para temperatura de 27°C e vazão de ar de 0,8 L/min.

  18. Three-dimensional conductivity image of the Society hotspot using marine magnetotelluric data

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    Tada, Noriko; Tarits, Pascal; Baba, Kiyoshi; Utada, Hisashi; Kasaya, Takafumi; Suetsugu, Daisuke

    2016-04-01

    The mantle upwellings are one of the most important features for understanding the mantle dynamics. A large-scale mantle upwelling beneath the French Polynesia region in the South Pacific has been suggested from seismic studies, which is called the South Pacific superplume, and a slow velocity anomaly continues from the core mantle boundary to the upper mantle just beneath the Society hotspot (e.g., Suetsugu et al., 2009). However, the previous studies are not enough to understand the geometry, temperature, and composition of the Society hotspot. Then, we carried out the TIARES project that composed of multi-sensor stations that include broadband ocean bottom seismometers, ocean bottom electromagnetometers (OBEMs), and differential pressure gauges from 2009 to 2010 (Suetsugu et al., 2012). In this study, we will present the results of observed data obtained from OBEMs. In order to obtain three-dimensional (3-D) image of the upwelling of the Society hotspot in terms of electrical conductivity, we newly settled eleven OBEMs. In addition to these data, the old data obtained by Nolasco et al. (1998) was reanalyzed, and we obtained magnetotelluric (MT) responses at 20 sites totally. A 3-D marine MT inversion program (Tada et al., 2012; Baba et al., 2013), which can treat topographic change distorting EM data, was applied to these MT responses to estimate 3-D electrical conductivity image beneath the seafloor. The result detected a 3-D shaped high conductive anomaly, like a thumb, elongating from the mantle transition zone to the uppermost upper mantle just below the Society hotspot. With regard to interpretations, we will make a presentation at another session (GD3.3/EMRP4.3/GMPV3.3/SM6.11).

  19. Molecular mechanisms of gastric epithelial cell adhesion and injection of CagA by Helicobacter pylori

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    Backert Steffen

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Helicobacter pylori is a highly successful pathogen uniquely adapted to colonize humans. Gastric infections with this bacterium can induce pathology ranging from chronic gastritis and peptic ulcers to gastric cancer. More virulent H. pylori isolates harbour numerous well-known adhesins (BabA/B, SabA, AlpA/B, OipA and HopZ and the cag (cytotoxin-associated genes pathogenicity island encoding a type IV secretion system (T4SS. The adhesins establish tight bacterial contact with host target cells and the T4SS represents a needle-like pilus device for the delivery of effector proteins into host target cells such as CagA. BabA and SabA bind to blood group antigen and sialylated proteins respectively, and a series of T4SS components including CagI, CagL, CagY and CagA have been shown to target the integrin β1 receptor followed by injection of CagA across the host cell membrane. The interaction of CagA with membrane-anchored phosphatidylserine may also play a role in the delivery process. While substantial progress has been made in our current understanding of many of the above factors, the host cell receptors for OipA, HopZ and AlpA/B during infection are still unknown. Here we review the recent progress in characterizing the interactions of the various adhesins and structural T4SS proteins with host cell factors. The contribution of these interactions to H. pylori colonization and pathogenesis is discussed.

  20. Human gastric mucins differently regulate Helicobacter pylori proliferation, gene expression and interactions with host cells.

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    Emma C Skoog

    Full Text Available Helicobacter pylori colonizes the mucus niche of the gastric mucosa and is a risk factor for gastritis, ulcers and cancer. The main components of the mucus layer are heavily glycosylated mucins, to which H. pylori can adhere. Mucin glycosylation differs between individuals and changes during disease. Here we have examined the H. pylori response to purified mucins from a range of tumor and normal human gastric tissue samples. Our results demonstrate that mucins from different individuals differ in how they modulate both proliferation and gene expression of H. pylori. The mucin effect on proliferation varied significantly between samples, and ranged from stimulatory to inhibitory, depending on the type of mucins and the ability of the mucins to bind to H. pylori. Tumor-derived mucins and mucins from the surface mucosa had potential to stimulate proliferation, while gland-derived mucins tended to inhibit proliferation and mucins from healthy uninfected individuals showed little effect. Artificial glycoconjugates containing H. pylori ligands also modulated H. pylori proliferation, albeit to a lesser degree than human mucins. Expression of genes important for the pathogenicity of H. pylori (babA, sabA, cagA, flaA and ureA appeared co-regulated in response to mucins. The addition of mucins to co-cultures of H. pylori and gastric epithelial cells protected the viability of the cells and modulated the cytokine production in a manner that differed between individuals, was partially dependent of adhesion of H. pylori to the gastric cells, but also revealed that other mucin factors in addition to adhesion are important for H. pylori-induced host signaling. The combined data reveal host-specific effects on proliferation, gene expression and virulence of H. pylori due to the gastric mucin environment, demonstrating a dynamic interplay between the bacterium and its host.

  1. The Essence of Hindu Doctrine and its Influence on Christianity in America and Europe

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    Alexandru-Corneliu Arion

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper addresses the topic of the identity of Hindu religion and its impact on Christianity in the West (i.e. in Europe and USA, which is to be seen, especially through Neo-Hindu movements (that occurred mainly during 1950s–1980s. Thus, features and key terms such as: authority of the Veda, Dharma, moksha, samsāra and karma, the paths to liberation, concept of God, Brahman-ātman, avidyā and māyā and AUM are sketchily presented in the first part of the paper. There are obvious differences between both Hindu schools and Christian faith which regards 1. Ultimate concern: For the Hindu, it is escape from the human condition, whereas for the Christian it is freedom from guilt, sin, and the devil; 2. Human nature: For the Christian it is creaturely and sinful; for the Hindu it is divine; 3. Human problem: It is moral sin for the Christian and intellectual ignorance for the Hindu; 4. Resolution: For the Christian it is a divine act at infinite cost to God; for the Hindu it is human effort, sometimes mixed with grace, without cost to the god. In the second part it is presented the debated problem of Gurus and their movements and Neo-Hindu movements sprung at the second half of 20th century, such as Satya Sai Baba, International Society for Krishna Consciousness and meditation for “transcendental consciousness” (TM. In any case, the Indian offspring demonstrate that we have come to an important moment in the history of religions, one in which new religious landscapes continually emerge like the images of a kaleidoscope and where people will have to learn whether it is possible to share the same planet.

  2. Comparative genomics and proteomics of Helicobacter mustelae, an ulcerogenic and carcinogenic gastric pathogen

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    O'Toole, Paul W

    2010-03-10

    Abstract Background Helicobacter mustelae causes gastritis, ulcers and gastric cancer in ferrets and other mustelids. H. mustelae remains the only helicobacter other than H. pylori that causes gastric ulceration and cancer in its natural host. To improve understanding of H. mustelae pathogenesis, and the ulcerogenic and carcinogenic potential of helicobacters in general, we sequenced the H. mustelae genome, and identified 425 expressed proteins in the envelope and cytosolic proteome. Results The H. mustelae genome lacks orthologs of major H. pylori virulence factors including CagA, VacA, BabA, SabA and OipA. However, it encodes ten autotransporter surface proteins, seven of which were detected in the expressed proteome, and which, except for the Hsr protein, are of unknown function. There are 26 putative outer membrane proteins in H. mustelae, some of which are most similar to the Hof proteins of H. pylori. Although homologs of putative virulence determinants of H. pylori (NapA, plasminogen adhesin, collagenase) and Campylobacter jejuni (CiaB, Peb4a) are present in the H. mustelae genome, it also includes a distinct complement of virulence-related genes including a haemagglutinin\\/haemolysin protein, and a glycosyl transferase for producing blood group A\\/B on its lipopolysaccharide. The most highly expressed 264 proteins in the cytosolic proteome included many corresponding proteins from H. pylori, but the rank profile in H. mustelae was distinctive. Of 27 genes shown to be essential for H. pylori colonization of the gerbil, all but three had orthologs in H. mustelae, identifying a shared set of core proteins for gastric persistence. Conclusions The determination of the genome sequence and expressed proteome of the ulcerogenic species H mustelae provides a comparative model for H. pylori to investigate bacterial gastric carcinogenesis in mammals, and to suggest ways whereby cag minus H. pylori strains might cause ulceration and cancer. The genome sequence was

  3. Electron microscopic, genetic and protein expression analyses of Helicobacter acinonychis strains from a Bengal tiger.

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    Nicole Tegtmeyer

    Full Text Available Colonization by Helicobacter species is commonly noted in many mammals. These infections often remain unrecognized, but can cause severe health complications or more subtle host immune perturbations. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize putative novel Helicobacter spp. from Bengal tigers in Thailand. Morphological investigation (Gram-staining and electron microscopy and genetic studies (16SrRNA, 23SrRNA, flagellin, urease and prophage gene analyses, RAPD DNA fingerprinting and restriction fragment polymorphisms as well as Western blotting were used to characterize the isolated Helicobacters. Electron microscopy revealed spiral-shaped bacteria, which varied in length (2.5-6 µm and contained up to four monopolar sheathed flagella. The 16SrRNA, 23SrRNA, sequencing and protein expression analyses identified novel H. acinonychis isolates closely related to H. pylori. These Asian isolates are genetically very similar to H. acinonychis strains of other big cats (cheetahs, lions, lion-tiger hybrid and other tigers from North America and Europe, which is remarkable in the context of the great genetic diversity among worldwide H. pylori strains. We also found by immunoblotting that the Bengal tiger isolates express UreaseA/B, flagellin, BabA adhesin, neutrophil-activating protein NapA, HtrA protease, γ-glutamyl-transpeptidase GGT, Slt lytic transglycosylase and two DNA transfer relaxase orthologs that were known from H. pylori, but not the cag pathogenicity island, nor CagA, VacA, SabA, DupA or OipA proteins. These results give fresh insights into H. acinonychis genetics and the expression of potential pathogenicity-associated factors and their possible pathophysiological relevance in related gastric infections.

  4. Comparative genomics and proteomics of Helicobacter mustelae, an ulcerogenic and carcinogenic gastric pathogen

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    McMullan Geoff

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Helicobacter mustelae causes gastritis, ulcers and gastric cancer in ferrets and other mustelids. H. mustelae remains the only helicobacter other than H. pylori that causes gastric ulceration and cancer in its natural host. To improve understanding of H. mustelae pathogenesis, and the ulcerogenic and carcinogenic potential of helicobacters in general, we sequenced the H. mustelae genome, and identified 425 expressed proteins in the envelope and cytosolic proteome. Results The H. mustelae genome lacks orthologs of major H. pylori virulence factors including CagA, VacA, BabA, SabA and OipA. However, it encodes ten autotransporter surface proteins, seven of which were detected in the expressed proteome, and which, except for the Hsr protein, are of unknown function. There are 26 putative outer membrane proteins in H. mustelae, some of which are most similar to the Hof proteins of H. pylori. Although homologs of putative virulence determinants of H. pylori (NapA, plasminogen adhesin, collagenase and Campylobacter jejuni (CiaB, Peb4a are present in the H. mustelae genome, it also includes a distinct complement of virulence-related genes including a haemagglutinin/haemolysin protein, and a glycosyl transferase for producing blood group A/B on its lipopolysaccharide. The most highly expressed 264 proteins in the cytosolic proteome included many corresponding proteins from H. pylori, but the rank profile in H. mustelae was distinctive. Of 27 genes shown to be essential for H. pylori colonization of the gerbil, all but three had orthologs in H. mustelae, identifying a shared set of core proteins for gastric persistence. Conclusions The determination of the genome sequence and expressed proteome of the ulcerogenic species H mustelae provides a comparative model for H. pylori to investigate bacterial gastric carcinogenesis in mammals, and to suggest ways whereby cag minus H. pylori strains might cause ulceration and cancer. The genome

  5. On the occurrence of burnout downstream of a flow obstacle in boiling two-phase upward flow within a vertical annular channel

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    Mori, Shoji [Yokohama National University, Yokohama 240-8501 (Japan)], E-mail: morisho@ynu.ac.jp; Tominaga, Akira [Ube National College of Technology, Ube 755-8555 (Japan)], E-mail: tominaga@ube-k.ac.jp; Fukano, Tohru [Kurume Institute of University, Fukuoka 830-0052 (Japan)], E-mail: fukanot@cc.kurume-it.ac.jp

    2007-12-15

    If a flow obstacle, such as a spacer is placed in a boiling two-phase flow within a channel, the temperature on the surface of the heating tube is severely affected by the existence of the spacer. Under certain conditions, a spacer has a cooling effect, and under other conditions, the spacer causes dryout of the cooling water film on the heating surface. The burnout mechanism, which always occurs upstream of a spacer, however, remains unclear. In a previous paper [Fukano, T., Mori, S., Akamatsu, S., Baba, A., 2002. Relation between temperature fluctuation of a heating surface and generation of drypatch caused by a cylindrical spacer in a vertical boiling two-phase upward flow in a narrow annular channel. Nucl. Eng. Des. 217, 81-90], we reported that the disturbance wave has a significant effect on dryout and burnout occurrence and that a spacer greatly affects the behavior of the liquid film downstream of the spacer. In the present study, we examined in detail the influences of a spacer on the heat transfer and film thickness characteristics downstream of the spacer by considering the result in steam-water and air-water systems. The main results are summarized as follows: (1)The spacer averages the liquid film in the disturbance wave flow. As a result, dryout tends not to occur downstream of the spacer. This means that large temperature increases do not occur there. However, traces of disturbance waves remain, even if the disturbance waves are averaged by the spacer. (2)There is a high probability that the location at which burnout occurs is upstream of the downstream spacer, irrespective of the spacer spacing. (3)The newly proposed burnout occurrence model can explain the phenomena that burnout does occur upstream of the downstream spacer, even if the liquid film thickness t{sub Fm} is approximately the same before and behind the spacer.

  6. Gene expression profiling in human gastric mucosa infected with Helicobacter pylori.

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    Hofman, Véronique J; Moreilhon, Chimène; Brest, Patrick D; Lassalle, Sandra; Le Brigand, Kevin; Sicard, Dominique; Raymond, Josette; Lamarque, Dominique; Hébuterne, Xavier A; Mari, Bernard; Barbry, Pascal Jp; Hofman, Paul M

    2007-09-01

    Pathogenic mechanisms associated with Helicobacter pylori infection enhance susceptibility of the gastric epithelium to carcinogenic conversion. We have characterized the gene expression profiles of gastric biopsies from 69 French Caucasian patients, of which 43 (62%) were infected with H. pylori. The bacterium was detected in 27 of the 42 antral biopsies examined and in 16 of the 27 fundic biopsies. Infected biopsies were selected for the presence of chronic active gastritis, in absence of metaplasia and dysplasia of the gastric mucosa. Infected antral and fundic biopsies exhibited distinct transcriptional responses. Altered responses were linked with: (1) the extent of polymorphonuclear leukocyte infiltration, (2) bacterial density, and (3) the presence of the virulence factors vacA, babA2, and cagA. Robust modulation of transcripts associated with Toll-like receptors, signal transduction, the immune response, apoptosis, and the cell cycle was consistent with expected responses to Gram-negative bacterial infection. Altered expression of interferon-regulated genes (IFITM1, IRF4, STAT6), indicative of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) II-mediated and Th1-specific responses, as well as altered expression of GATA6, have previously been described in precancerous states. Upregulation of genes abundantly expressed in cancer tissues (UBD, CXCL13, LY96, MAPK8, MMP7, RANKL, CCL18) or in stem cells (IFITM1 and WFDC2) may reveal a molecular switch towards a premalignant state in infected tissues. Tissue microarray analysis of a large number of biopsies, which were either positive or negative for the cag-A virulence factor, when compared to each other and to noninfected controls, confirmed observed gene alterations at the protein level, for eight key transcripts. This study provides 'proof-of-principle' data for identifying molecular mechanisms driving H. pylori-associated carcinogenesis before morphological evidence of changes along the neoplastic progression pathway.

  7. Neither gastric topological distribution nor principle virulence genes of Helicobacterpylori contributes to clinical outcomes

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    Yan Wing Ho; Khek Yu Ho; Felipe Ascencio; Bow Ho

    2004-01-01

    AIM: Studies on Helicobacter pylori(Hpylori) and gastroduodenal diseases have focused mainly on the distal sites of the stomach, but relationship with the gastric cardia is lacking. The aim of this study is to determine if the gastric topology and genotypic distribution of H pylori were associated with different upper gastrointestinal pathologies in a multiethnic Asian population.METHODS: Gastric biopsies from the cardia, body/corpus and antrum were endoscoped from a total of 155 patients with dyspepsia and/or reflux symptoms, with informed consent. H pylori isolates obtained were tested for the presence of 26kDa, ureC, cagA, vacA, iceA1, iceA2 and babA2 genes using PCR while DNA fingerprints were generated using random amplification polymorphic DNA(RAPD).RESULTS: H pyloriwas present in 51/155 (33%) of patients studied. Of these, 16, 15 and 20 were isolated from patients with peptic ulcer diseases, gastroesophageal reflux diseases and non-ulcer dyspepsia, respectively. Of the H pylori positive patients, 75% (38/51) had H pylori in all three gastric sites.The prevalence of various genes in the H pylori isolates was shown to be similar irrespective of their colonization sites as well as among the same site of different patients.The RAPD profiles of H pylori isolates from different gastric sites were highly similar among intra-patients but varied greatly between different patients.CONCLUSION: Topographic colonization of H pylori and the virulence genes harboured by these isolates have no direct bearing to the clinical state of the patients. In multiethnic Singapore, the stomach of each patient is colonized by a predominant strain of H pylori, irrespective of the clinical diagnosis.

  8. Electron microscopic, genetic and protein expression analyses of Helicobacter acinonychis strains from a Bengal tiger.

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    Tegtmeyer, Nicole; Rivas Traverso, Francisco; Rohde, Manfred; Oyarzabal, Omar A; Lehn, Norbert; Schneider-Brachert, Wulf; Ferrero, Richard L; Fox, James G; Berg, Douglas E; Backert, Steffen

    2013-01-01

    Colonization by Helicobacter species is commonly noted in many mammals. These infections often remain unrecognized, but can cause severe health complications or more subtle host immune perturbations. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize putative novel Helicobacter spp. from Bengal tigers in Thailand. Morphological investigation (Gram-staining and electron microscopy) and genetic studies (16SrRNA, 23SrRNA, flagellin, urease and prophage gene analyses, RAPD DNA fingerprinting and restriction fragment polymorphisms) as well as Western blotting were used to characterize the isolated Helicobacters. Electron microscopy revealed spiral-shaped bacteria, which varied in length (2.5-6 µm) and contained up to four monopolar sheathed flagella. The 16SrRNA, 23SrRNA, sequencing and protein expression analyses identified novel H. acinonychis isolates closely related to H. pylori. These Asian isolates are genetically very similar to H. acinonychis strains of other big cats (cheetahs, lions, lion-tiger hybrid and other tigers) from North America and Europe, which is remarkable in the context of the great genetic diversity among worldwide H. pylori strains. We also found by immunoblotting that the Bengal tiger isolates express UreaseA/B, flagellin, BabA adhesin, neutrophil-activating protein NapA, HtrA protease, γ-glutamyl-transpeptidase GGT, Slt lytic transglycosylase and two DNA transfer relaxase orthologs that were known from H. pylori, but not the cag pathogenicity island, nor CagA, VacA, SabA, DupA or OipA proteins. These results give fresh insights into H. acinonychis genetics and the expression of potential pathogenicity-associated factors and their possible pathophysiological relevance in related gastric infections.

  9. THE PERSONALITY AND WORKS OF UZBEK POET HALVETI AND HIS MATHNAVI “THE DECLARATIONOF YAHYA PROPHET’S -PEACE BE UPON HIM- MARTYRDOM” FROM HIS MEVLID ÖZBEK ŞAİRİ HALVETİ, ESERLERİ VE MEVLİD’İNDEN “YAHYA NEBİ ALEYHİ’S-SELAM’IN ŞEHİD BOLGANLARININ BEYANI” İSİMLİ MESNEVİSİ

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    Gönül AYAN

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    Full Text Available Halveti is contemporary Uzbek poet. There are two divans and three mathnawis. Especially the mathnawis was read among the people the like. Mevlid was Uzbek’s literary world was poem the first time was written by Halveti. This work was also repeatedly pressed. Another tale of Prophet Yahya without Mevlid, gives Halveti’s Mevlid. Long as 100 couplets in this mathnawi Prophet Yahya is kept very short parables. Parable of Yahya is with the mother of the Hz Muhammed and his father is a transition. This is among the prophets in the Muslim world unity to the world that is a reflection of the Uzbek beliefs and thoughts. Halveti çağdaş Özbek şairidir. 2 divanı, 3 mesnevisi vardır. Özellikle mesnevileri halk arasında sevilerek okunmuştur. Özbek edebi dünyasında ilk defa Halveti, Mevlidi nazm etmiştir. Bu eser de defalarca basılmıştır. Başka mevlidlerde bulunmayan Yahya Peygamber kıssasına, Halveti, Mevlid’inde yer verir. 100 beyit uzunluğunda olan bu mesnevide Yahya Peygamber kıssası çok kısa tutulur. Yahya Peygamber kıssası ile Hz Peygamberin annesine ve babasına bir geçiş yapılır. Bu, İslam dünyasında peygamberler arasındaki birlikteliğin Özbek inanç ve düşünce dünyasına da yansımasıdır.

  10. Diversification of the vacAs1m1 and vacAs2m2 strains of Helicobacter pylori in Meriones unguiculatus

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The bacterium Helicobacter pylori exhibits great genetic diversity, and the pathogenic roles of its virulence factors have been widely studied. However, the evolutionary dynamics of H. pylori strains during stomach colonization are not well characterized. Here, we analyzed the microevolutionary dynamics of the toxigenic strain vacAs1m1, the non-toxigenic strain vacAs2m2, and a combination of both strains in an animal model over time. Meriones unguiculatus were inoculated with the following bacteria: group 1–toxigenic strain vacAs1m1/cagA+/cagE+/babA2+; ST181, group 2–non-toxigenic strain vacAs2m2/ cagA+/ cagE+/ babA2+; ST2901, and group 3–both strains. The gerbils were euthanized at different time points (3, 6, 12 and 18 months. In group 1, genetic alterations were observed at 6 and 12 months. With the combination of both strains, group 3 also exhibited genetic alterations at 3 and 18 months; moreover, a chimera, vacA m1-m2, was detected. Additionally, four new sequence types (STs were reported in the PubMLST database for H. pylori. Synonymous and non-synonymous mutations were analyzed and associated with alterations in amino acids. Microevolutionary analysis of the STs (PHYLOViZ identified in each group revealed many mutational changes in the toxigenic (vacAs1m1 and non-toxigenic (vacAs2m2 strains. Phylogenetic assessments (eBURST did not reveal clonal complexes. Our findings indicate that the toxigenic strain, vacAs1m1, and a combination of toxigenic and non-toxigenic strains acquired genetic material by recombination. The allelic combination, vacAs2m1, displayed the best adaptation in the animal model over time, and a chimera, m1-m2, was also identified, which confirmed previous reports.

  11. DJ Goa Gil: Kalifornian Exile, Dark Yogi and Dreaded Anomaly

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    Graham St John

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Connecting three generations of music enthusiasts, Goa Gil is an imposing figure in the world of psychedelic trance. If the title of his 2007 compilation registers intent, he is a Worldbridger. Bristling with motifs of world sacred sites and appropriated "tribal" icons, with Gil seated cross-legged upon the apex of a Mayan temple, the album's cover artwork confabulates the physical, spiritual and cultural worlds he professes to bridge. Leading world-wide "trance dance rituals" Goa Gil operates under the guise of a "techno-shaman", a "cyber-baba" and a selector/mixer of traditions whose rituals are reputedly timeless and universal. But this intent is performed amid a highly mobile lifestyle spread across diverse psychedelic music cultures, scenes and sensibilities in discrete times and places. From the 1960s Haight-Ashbury psychedelic rock scene, to the psychedelic jam band scene on Anjuna beach, Goa, India, in the 1970s, to the adoption of electronic music in a DJ-led scene in the 1980s, to the birth of "Goa trance" in the 1990s, to his selection, production and performance of dark psychedelic trance in the 1990s/2000s onwards, DJ Goa Gil's life spans a breathtaking panorama of this-worldly psychedelic scenes. Gil is a freak bricoleur, an anomalous figure who evades modest circumscription. A Californian exile and sanctioned Shaivite practitioner with a professional hankering for darkpsy (as a DJ-producer, a hippie broker of the "Cosmic Spirit" and a post-apocalyptic punk, he is a spiritual authority and cultural outlaw touring the planet with an improbable mix of semiotic and sonic baggage. What's more, celebrated as a champion of the "Goa vibe" or derogated as an accomplice to its demise, Gil is a controversial figure who is the embodiment of considerable ambivalence. This article explores this holiest of anomalies in the world of DJing.

  12. 热处理结合β-氨基丁酸对苹果采后青霉病的控制%Effect of Hot Water Treatment Combined with β-Aminonbutyric Acid on Incidence of Blue Mold Rot Disease in Postharvest Apple Fruits

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    李永才; 尹燕; 陈松江; 毕阳; 申晓晶; 吴岳华

    2011-01-01

    研究热处理、β-氨基丁酸(BABA)及其复合处理对苹果青霉病控制效果的影响,并对其复合处理条件进行优化.研究表明45℃热处理和BABA单独处理均能降低处理后损伤接种Penicillium expansum的苹果病斑直径的扩展,45℃热处理8min与50mmol/L BABA处理5min其病斑直径仅为对照的82.86%、80.76%.初步复合处理实验表明热与BABA复合处理先后顺序对青霉病控制效果无显著性差异,处理间隔时间对控制效果有一定的影响.对复合处理条件进行正交试验优化,结果表明热处理时间对试验结果的影响最大,最优处理条件为45℃热处理6min、间隔10min后以50mmol/L BABA浸泡处理.验证实验表明,热与BABA复合处理能有效缩短热处理时间并显著地提高对苹果采后青霉病的控制效果.

  13. Changes in visual function and thickness of macula after photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration

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    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Kyoko Okada, Mariko Kubota-Taniai, Masayasu Kitahashi, Takayuki Baba, Yoshinori Mitamura, Shuichi YamamotoDepartment of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, JapanPurpose: To determine the correlation between the changes in the central retinal sensitivity and the changes in the foveal thickness (FT after photodynamic therapy (PDT for age-related macular degeneration (AMD.Methods: Nineteen eyes of 19 patients with choroidal neovasularizations (CNVs secondary to AMD were studied. The pretreatment values of the central retinal sensitivity determined by Micro Perimeter 1 (MP1; Nidek Technologies, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA, and optical coherence tomography (OCT-determined FT were compared to the postoperative values at three and six months after PDT.Results: At six months, the retinal sensitivity within the central 10° was significantly improved (P = 0.02 and the FT was significantly thinner (P = 0.016. The BCVA, however, did not change significantly (P = 0.80. The changes in the retinal sensitivities were significantly correlated with the changes in the decrease in the FT (r = -0.59, P = 0.012 within the central 10° at six months after PDT.Conclusion: Significant improvements in retinal sensitivities within the central 10° and a decrease in FT were observed even though the BCVA was not significantly improved. The measurement of retinal sensitivity by MP1 may be a better method to assess central visual function than the conventional visual acuity after PDT.Keywords: age-related macular degeneration, fundus-related microperimetry, optical coherence tomography, photodynamic therapy

  14. "Kissing the crone": on a Slavic and pre-Slavic mythological figure

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    Katja Hrobat Virgolet

    2012-07-01

    , crawling under the skirt of the ‘baba’ (the oldest woman in the village is believed to protect from diseases and bring fertility. The ‘baba’ is most commonly associated with a mountain, which could point to the wider Eurasian representations of the mountain as the earth and a woman/mother. The Karst tradition which has it that a person falling on the ground has kissed ‘the snotty baba’ could also suggest that the ‘snotty baba’ is nothing but the earth itself. As stone monoliths or mountain names, ‘Babas’ commonly appear in the vicinity of archaeological sites. The toponyms show a pattern of the Baba opposed to a celestial male deity (Slavic Perun, often in a tripartite structure. The lasciviousness of the traditions about the ‘baba’ can be compared to those surrounding the Slavic goddess Mokosh. Both figures are associated with adjectives of moisture, debauchery, sexual traits, and to Mother Earth. However, the analogies go beyond the Slavic world. The traditions of ‘kissing the crone on the buttocks’ on going somewhere for the first time are known also in Liguria, the valleys of Adda and Mera, and Friuli in northern Italy, in Benevento in southern Italy, and in France up to Brittany. Like in Slovenia, people in northern Italy used to predict bad weather by observing the mountain ridge named after the ‘baba’ or ‘crone’. Moreover, Liguria has the same saying about falling down on the ground as the Karst tradition mentioned above. The widespread analogies all over Europe suggest a much more ancient background for the ‘baba’ than has been supposed. Particularly striking is the similarity between such specific grotesque, lascivious traditions as ‘kissing the baba or blowing up her buttocks’. The ‘Baba’ is an ambivalent folklore figure. Her degraded principle can be seen in horrifying representations and in the threats with repulsive, muddy, and snotty ‘crones’ on entering a town, in her connection with a sudden cold, winter

  15. A check-list of the pentastomid parasites of crocodilians and freshwater chelonians

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    Full Text Available Based on published records and own data a summary is given of the geographical distribution of the currently known species of pentastomid parasites infecting crocodiles and alligators, as well as freshwater chelonians. A brief generic diagnosis is provided for each genus. Fourteen out of the currently 23 living crocodilian species have been recorded as being host to one or more pentastomes. Out of the 32 pentastome species six are considered species inquirendae. Presently, six genera of crocodilian pentastomes, Agema, Alofia, Leiperia, Sebekia, Selfia and Subtriquetra are recognized. African crocodiles harbour eight pentastome species, six of which have been recorded from the Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus. Three species belong to the genus Sebekia, Alofia being represented by two and Leiperia by only one species. Two species, Alofia parva and Agema silvaepalustris, occur in the dwarf crocodile, Osteolaemus tetraspis, and the slender-snouted crocodile, Crocodylus cataphractus, exclusively, but a single Sebekia species is shared with the Nile crocodile. The genus Agema is endemic to the African region. Infective stages of the pentastome Sub triquetra rileyi, thought to utilize Nile crocodiles as final hosts, have been recovered only from fishes. The largest number of pentastome species is found in the Australasian region. Of these, the Indo-Pacific croc odile, Crocodylus porosus, harbours seven, representing the genera Alofia, Sebekia, Lei peria and Selfia. Selfia is exclusive to the latter host. The genus Subtriquetra has been reported from "Indian crocodiles", a term possibly referring to either Crocodylus palustris, Crocodylus porosus or Gavialis gangeticus. Ten species of pentastomes parasitizing the crocodilian genera Alligator, Caiman, Crocodylus and Melanosuchus have been recorded from the Neotropical region including the southern states of the North American continent. The two most wide-spread pentastome genera, Alofia and Sebekia

  16. Check-list of the pentastomid parasites crocodilians and freshwater chelonians.

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    2006-03-01

    Based on published records and own data a summary is given of the geographical distribution of the currently known species of pentastomid parasites infecting crocodiles and alligators, as well as freshwater chelonians. A brief generic diagnosis is provided for each genus. Fourteen out of the currently 23 living crocodilian species have been recorded as being host to one or more pentastomes. Out of the 32 pentastome species six are considered species inquirendae. Presently, six genera of crocodilian pentastomes, Agema, Alofia, Leiperia, Sebekia, Selfia and Subtriquetra are recognized. African crocodiles harbour eight pentastome species, six of which have been recorded from the Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus. Three species belong to the genus Sebekia, Alofia being represented by two and Leiperia by only one species. Two species, Alofia parva and Agema silvae-palustris, occur in the dwarf crocodile, Osteolaemus tetraspis, and the slender-snouted crocodile, Crocodylus cataphractus, exclusively, but a single Sebekia species is shared with the Nile crocodile. The genus Agema is endemic to the African region. Infective stages of the pentastome Subtriquetra rileyi, thought to utilize Nile crocodiles as final hosts, have been recovered only from fishes. The largest number of pentastome species is found in the Australasian region. Of these, the Indo-Pacific crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, harbours seven, representing the genera Alofia, Sebekia, Leiperia and Selfia. Selfia is exclusive to the latter host. The genus Subtriquetra has been reported from "Indian crocodiles", a term possibly referring to either Crocodylus palustris, Crocodylus porosus or Gavialis gangeticus. Ten species of pentastomes parasitizing the crocodilian genera Alligator, Caiman, Crocodylus and Melanosuchus have been recorded from the Neotropical region including the southern states of the North American continent. The two most wide-spread pentastome genera, Alofia and Sebekia, have been recorded

  17. Different Types of Monetary Policy Tools and Regional Housing Prices: a Comparative Study on the Effects of Regulation%货币政策工具类型与区域房价:调控效果的比较研究

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    通过建立状态空间模型,运用卡尔曼滤波解法,并使用系统聚类法将我国各省区按照房价高低重新划分为三个区域,比较分析了两类货币政策工具对不同区域房价的动态影响特点。实证结果表明:以M2为代表的数量工具和以利率为代表的价格工具对各区域房价的影响力都在不断扩大,但是前者的影响力显著强于后者;数量工具的"分层效应"更明显,即区域差异性更大,对房价越高的地区影响力越大。因此要根据两类货币政策工具对区域房价影响效果的特点,在不同时期按照对房地产市场调控的需要,调整和优化货币政策的工具组合,才能达到我国房地产市场的调控目标。%by establishing a State--space model and applying the Caiman Filter calculation, and using system clustering method to classify China's provinces into 3 groups in accordance with the housing price level, so that to make a comparative analysis of effects of the two types of monetary policy tools towards different areas. The empirical results show that both the quantitative tools represented by M2 and the pricing tools represented by real rate, have increasing influence to regional housing prices, but the former influence is stronger than the latter; The regional differences of quantitative tools is much greater, which means the higher the housing prices in the region and the larger the influence will become. Therefore, according to these characteristics of the two types of monetary policy tools, we shall adjust and optimize the combination of monetary policy tools in different periods according to the requirements of the regulation of the real estate market, so that to achieve our regulation aim towards the real estate market.

  18. Food web structure and seasonality of slope megafauna in the NW Mediterranean elucidated by stable isotopes: Relationship with available food sources

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    The food-web structure and seasonality of the dominant taxa of benthopelagic megafauna (fishes and decapods) on the middle slope of the Catalan Sea (Balearic Basin, NW Mediterranean) were investigated using the carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios of 29 species. Macrofauna (infauna, suprabenthos and zooplankton) were also analysed as potential prey. Samples were collected on a seasonal basis from 600 to 1000 m depth between February 2007 and February 2008. The fishes and decapods were classified into feeding groups based on the literature: benthic feeders (including suprabenthos) and zooplankton feeders, the latter further separated into migratory and non-migratory species. Decapods exhibited depleted δ15N and enriched δ13C compared to fishes. Annual mean δ13C of fishes ranged from - 19.15‰ (Arctozenus risso) to - 16.65‰ (Phycis blennoides) and of δ15N from 7.27‰ (Lampanyctus crocodilus) to 11.31‰ (Nezumia aequalis). Annual mean values of δ13C of decapods were from - 18.94‰ (Sergestes arcticus) to - 14.78‰ (Pontophilus norvegicus), and of δ15N from 6.36‰ (Sergia robusta) to 9.72‰ (Paromola cuvieri). Stable isotopes distinguished well amongst the 3 feeding guilds established a priori, pointing to high levels of resource partitioning in deep-sea communities. The trophic structure of the community was a function of the position of predators along the benthic-pelagic gradient, with benthic feeders isotopically enriched relative to pelagic feeders. This difference allowed the identification of two food webs based on pelagic versus benthic consumption. Prey and predator sizes were also important in structuring the community. The most generalised seasonal pattern was δ13C depletion from winter to spring and summer, especially amongst migratory macroplankton feeders. This suggests greater consumption of pelagic prey, likely related with increases in pelagic production or with ontogenic migrations of organisms from mid-water to the Benthic

  19. Asperger Sendromlu ve Yüksek İşlevli Otistik Çocukların Eğitimden Yararlanma Düzeyleri

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    Full Text Available Bu çalışma, İzmir ilinde Eylül 1999 ve Haziran 2000 tarihleri arasında, üniversite hastaneleri çocuk psikiyatrisi kliniklerinde Asperger sendromu ve yüksek işlevli otizm tanısı almış olan, yaşları 20-48 ay arasında değişen, 28 çocukla gerçekleştirilmiştir. Çocuklara TEACCH ve HANEN yaklaşımı temel alınarak hazırlanan eğitim programı beş yıl süre ile uygulanmıştır. Çalışmaya katılan çocukların anne-babalarından gönüllü olan 17 anne-babaya 16 hafta süren aile eğitim programı uygulanmıştır. Bu araştırmanın temel amacı, çalışma grubunu oluşturan çocukların uygulanan eğitim programından sağladıkları gelişmeyi, Psiko-Eğitimsel Profil Revize formu (PEP-R ile taklit, algı, ince motor, kaba motor, el-göz koordinasyonu, bilişsel ve sözel olmak üzere yedi gelişimsel; ilişki ve duygulanım, oyun ve materyallere ilgi, dil, ve duyusal tepkilerden oluşan dört davranışsal alanda incelemektir. Çalışmacının diğer bir amacı, anne-babası aile eğitim programına katılan çocuklarla, katılmayan çocuklar arasında eğitimden yararlanma düzeyi açısından faklılık olup olmadığını belirlemektir. Çocukların başlangıç düzeyi performansları ve son değerlendirmeleri PEP-R kullanılarak gerçekleştirilmiştir. Bireyselleştirilmiş eğitim programları (BEP TEACCH ve HANEN programlarından yararlanılarak hazırlanmıştır. Çocukların gelişimsel alanların hepsinde giriş becerileriyle çıkış becerileri arasında olumlu yönde anlamlı düzeyde artış ve otistik davranış özelliklerinde azalma olduğu istatistiksel olarak belirlenmiştir. Yirmialtı çocuk, ilköğretim yaşı geldiğinde kaynaştırma eğitimine katılabilecek düzeye ulaşarak ilköğretime başlamış, iki çocuk ise özel eğitim ilköğretim okuluna geçiş yapmıştır. Anne-babası eğitim programına katılan 17 çocuğun taklit ve kaba motor gelişim alanlarında kazan

  20. Caracterização físico-química e dielétrica de óleos biodegradáveis para transformadores elétricos Physico-chemical and dielectric characterization of biodegradable oils for electric transformers

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    Full Text Available O óleo mineral, originário do petróleo, é o fluido isolante tradicionalmente utilizado em transformadores elétricos. Diante do apelo por fontes de energia limpa e renovável o setor elétrico também é pressionado a apresentar alternativas ao fluido de origem fóssil. Neste estudo, óleos de algodão, babaçu, girassol, milho e soja, foram avaliados quanto ao seu potencial para utilização como fluido dielétrico. As propriedades avaliadas foram densidade, viscosidade, acidez, tensão de ruptura, fator de perda, teor de água e corrosividade. Os resultados obtidos foram comparados aos limites estabelecidos na NBR 15422. Os óleos vegetais apresentaram densidade e viscosidade dentro dos limites recomendados; além disso, não se mostraram corrosivos mas devem ser submetidos a tratamentos específicos que os conduzam a atender outras especificações; o tratamento dos óleos com solução de hidróxido de sódio diminuiu a acidez, melhorou a tensão de ruptura e diminuiu o fator de perda.The mineral oil, originated from petroleum, is the insulating fluid traditionally used in electrical transformers. Responding to appeals for clean and renewable energy sources, the electrical sector is also under pressure to present alternatives to the fluid of fossil origin. In this study, cotton, `babassu', sunflower, corn and soybean oils were evaluated for their potential of utilization as a dielectric fluid. The properties investigated were density, viscosity, acidity, breakdown voltage, loss factor, water content and corrosivity. The results were compared with the values of the limits established in NBR 15422. Vegetable oils showed density and viscosity within the limits set by standard, however, higher than those presented by the studied mineral oil. It was found that vegetable oils have to pass through improvements to meet other specifications required. The treatment of oils with sodium hydroxide solution reduced the acidity, improved the breakdown

  1. Antioxidant Activity of Whey from Milk Fermented with Lactobacillus Species Isolated from Nigerian Fermented Foods

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    Full Text Available Eight Lactobacillus isolates obtained from five indigenous fermented foods (ogi, ogi baba, wara, kunnu and ugba were investigated. Wara is a dairy-based food while the others are not dairy-based. The bacteria were isolated on MRS agar and purified by successive streaking on the same medium. The whey fraction of skimmed milk fermented with each isolate was assayed for radical scavenging effects using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH radical. All the whey fractions showed radical scavenging activities. The five isolates with the highest activities were selected. On the basis of Gram stain reaction, cellular morphology, biochemical tests and carbohydrate utilization profiles they were identified as strains of Lactobacillus brevis, L. fermentum, L. plantarum, L. casei and L. delbrueckii. The antioxidant activities of whey fractions from 24-hour fermentations with the selected organisms were investigated using both radical scavenging effects and lipid peroxidation inhibitory activity. The radical scavenging activity was generally higher than the lipid peroxidation inhibition, except in the L. plantarum strain, which did not show any significant difference in both activities. The probiotic potential of the isolates was evaluated by pH and bile tolerance. None of the selected isolates showed any growth at pH=2.0 but L. casei and L. delbrueckii survived at this pH. Four of the five selected isolates were able to grow in 0.5 % dehydrated bile, with L. casei strain showing the highest level of growth, followed by L. delbrueckii. L. plantarum strain was not bile tolerant. The ability of L. casei and L. delbrueckii strains to survive at pH=2 and grow in the presence of bile indicates that the isolates may be able to colonize the gastrointestinal tract. The findings of this study indicate that Lactobacillus strains isolated from indigenous Nigerian fermented foods could be useful as starter cultures to provide antioxidants in food and that fermented milk

  2. Anne-Babaların Yılmazlık Algılarının Bazı Değişkenler Açısından İncelenmesi

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    Full Text Available Bu çalışmada, anne-babaların yılmazlık algıları, çocuklarında zihinsel yetersizliğin olup olmamasına, anne ya da baba olmalarına ve yaşlarına göre farklılaşıp farklılaşmadığı incelenmiştir. Araştırma grubu, zihinsel yetersizliği olan çocuğa sahip 105, çocuğu normal gelişim gösteren 419, toplam 524 anne-babadan oluşmaktadır. Araştırmada, Aile Yılmazlık Ölçeği kullanılmıştır. Veriler, MANCOVA ile analiz edilmiştir. Bulgular, Mücadelecilik, Öz-Yetkinlik, Yaşama Bağlılık alt ölçeklerinde ve ölçeğin toplamında normal gelişim gösteren çocuğa sahip anne-babaların kendilerini zihinsel yetersizliği olan çocuklu anne-babalara göre daha yılmaz algıladıklarını; babalara göre annelerin Öz-yetkinlik boyutunda daha yılmaz özelliklere sahip olduklarını; artan yaşla birlikte yılmazlığın öğelerinden olan öz-yetkinlik inançlarının ve yaşama bağlılığın anne-babalarda azaldığını ortaya koymuştur In this study, parental resilience was investigated in terms of having a child with and without intellectual disability, being mother or father, and parental age. Sample is consisted of 524 parents. 105 parents have children with intellectual disability, and 419 parents have typically developing children. Parental Resiliency Scale is used in this study. Data were analyzed by MANCOVA. Results showed that parents of children without disability perceived themselves more resilient in Challenge, Self-Efficacy, Commitment to Life subscales and also in Total than the other parent group; mothers have more resilient characteristics than fathers in SelfEfficacy subscale; parental resilience decreased by growth in age in Self-Efficacy and Commitment to Life subscales.

  3. A composite score for a measuring instrument utilising re-scaled Likert values and item weights from matrices of pairwise ratios

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    A methodology is proposed to develop a measuring instrument (metric for evaluating subjects from a population that cannot provide data to facilitate the development of such a metric (e.g. pre-term infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Central to this methodology is the employment of an expert group that decides on the items to be included in the metric, the weights assigned to these items, and an index associated with the Likert scale points for each item. The experts supply pairwise ratios of an importance between items, and the geometric mean method is applied to these to establish the item weights – a well-established procedure in multi-criteria decision analysis. The ratios are found by having a managed discussion before asking the members of the expert panel to mark a visual analogue scale for each item.

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    ‘n Metode word aangebied waarmee ‘n meetinstrument (metriek ontwikkel kan word vir die evaluering van persone uit ‘n populasie wat nie self die data vir die ontwikkeling van die metriek kan voorsien nie (bv. vroeggebore babas in die neonatale intensiewe sorgeenheid. Die kern van hierdie werkswyse is die gebruik van ‘n deskundige groep wat die items vir die meetinstrument kies, gewigte aan die items toeken, en vir elke item ‘n indeks opstel wat met die Likert-skaal punte geassosieer word. Die deskundiges het paarsgewyse verhoudings tussen items verskaf en die meetkundig-gemiddelde metode is hierop toegepas om die itemgewigte te verkry – ‘n goedgevestigde gebruik in meerdoelwitbesluitkunde. Die paarsgewyse verhoudings is gewerf deur die deskundiges, na ‘n bestuurde bespreking, vir elke item ‘n visuele analoogskaal te laat invul.

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  4. Complexity of the microstructure evolution for optimization cBN growth in a four-step ion-assisted deposition process

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    Wong, S.F. [Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)]. E-mail: 96586087.sf@polyu.edu.hk; Ong, C.W. [Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Pang, G.K.H. [Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Li, Q. [Department of Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territory, Hong Kong (China); Lau, W.M. [Department of Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territory, Hong Kong (China)

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    The changes in microstructure of a specially prepared boron nitride (BN) film as a function of film depth were studied by high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and other materials analysis tools. These changes were then correlated to the changes in processing parameters during film growth. The analyzed film was fabricated by the four-step ion-assisted deposition procedure known to be effective in film-stress engineering for the formation and retention of a thick cubic BN (cBN) layer with a three-step buffer-layer deposition. In this deposition, the energy of the ions assisting cBN formation was increased stepwise from 200 to 280, and then to 360 eV [S.F. Wong, C. W. Ong, G.K.H. Pang, K.Z. Baba-Kishi, W. M. Lau, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 22 (2004) 676]. The nominal thickness of the cBN layer was 650 nm and that for each of the three buffer layers was about 160 nm. Both the HRTEM and electron diffraction results confirmed that the top cBN layer, with a thickness of 643 nm, consisted of cBN grains with a preferred orientation of their c-axis along the film growth direction. In comparison, the three-step buffer layer deposition yielded complex and intriguing microstructures. In the first buffer layer adjacent to the substrate, grains containing sp{sup 2} planes with a preferred orientation of their basal planes parallel to the film growth direction were the main constituents. The increase of ion energy from 200 to 280 eV for the formation of the second buffer layer first led to an enrichment of the concentration of these sp{sup 2} grains with the preferred orientation. Then, bending of some of the sp{sup 2} planes into curved microstructures was evident. The microstructure became very complex and displayed multiple phases including some amorphous structures. The presence of a cBN-like phase was indeed detected by electron energy loss spectroscopy. This complex microstructure persisted until it was replaced by the cBN structure, without abrupt change

  5. A STUDY ON THE RELATION BETWEEN PARENTS’ GENERAL IDEAS ABOUT CHILDREN BOOKS AND CHILDREN’S PERCEPTIVE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT LEVEL ANNE VE BABALARIN ÇOCUK KİTAPLARI HAKKINDAKİ GENEL GÖRÜŞLERİ İLE ÇOCUKLARIN ALICI DİL GELİŞİM DÜZEYLERİ ARASINDAKİ İLİŞKİNİN İNCELENMESİ

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    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to identify the relation between parents’ general ideas about children books and children’s perceptive language development level. The study is conducted with randomly chosen 112 six year old children attending preschool classes and their parents. Parents’ and Teachers’ General Ideas about Children Books Questionnaire, and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT are used as data collection devices. In this study in addition to descriptive statistics like frequency, percentage, arithmetic average, and standard deviation, as an analysis technique Pearson's Product Moment Correlation Coefficient is also used. At the end of the study is found that there is no significant relation between parents’ ideas about children books and children’s perceptive language development level. Bu araştırmanın amacı, anne ve babaların çocuk kitapları hakkındaki genel görüşleri ile çocukların alıcı dil gelişimi düzeyleri arasındaki ilişkiyi belirlemektir. Araştırma tesadüfî örneklem yoluyla seçilen ilköğretim okullarının ana sınıflarına devam eden altı yaşındaki 112 çocuk ile bu çocukların anne ve babaları üzerinde yapılmıştır. Araştırmada veri toplama aracı olarak Anne Baba ve Öğretmenlerin Çocuk Kitapları ile İlgili Genel Görüşleri Anketi ve Peabody Resim-Kelime Testi (PRKT kullanılmıştır. Araştırmada frekans, yüzde, aritmetik ortalama ve standart sapma gibi betimsel istatistiklerin yanında, Pearson momentler çarpımı korelasyon katsayısı analiz tekniğinden yararlanılmıştır. Araştırma sonucunda, anne ve babaların çocuk kitapları hakkındaki genel görüşleri ile çocukların dil gelişimi düzeyleri arasında anlamlı bir ilişki saptanamamıştır.

  6. Helicobacter pylori bab Paralog Distribution and Association with cagA, vacA, and homA/B Genotypes in American and South Korean Clinical Isolates.

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    Kim, Aeryun; Servetas, Stephanie L; Kang, Jieun; Kim, Jinmoon; Jang, Sungil; Cha, Ho Jin; Lee, Wan Jin; Kim, June; Romero-Gallo, Judith; Peek, Richard M; Merrell, D Scott; Cha, Jeong-Heon

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    Helicobacter pylori genetic variation is a crucial component of colonization and persistence within the inhospitable niche of the gastric mucosa. As such, numerous H. pylori genes have been shown to vary in terms of presence and genomic location within this pathogen. Among the variable factors, the Bab family of outer membrane proteins (OMPs) has been shown to differ within subsets of strains. To better understand genetic variation among the bab genes and to determine whether this variation differed among isolates obtained from different geographic locations, we characterized the distribution of the Bab family members in 80 American H. pylori clinical isolates (AH) and 80 South Korean H. pylori clinical isolates (KH). Overall, we identified 23 different bab genotypes (19 in AH and 11 in KH), but only 5 occurred in greater than 5 isolates. Regardless of strain origin, a strain in which locus A and locus B were both occupied by a bab gene was the most common (85%); locus C was only occupied in those isolates that carried bab paralog at locus A and B. While the babA/babB/- genotype predominated in the KH (78.8%), no single genotype could account for greater than 40% in the AH collection. In addition to basic genotyping, we also identified associations between bab genotype and well known virulence factors cagA and vacA. Specifically, significant associations between babA at locus A and the cagA EPIYA-ABD motif (P<0.0001) and the vacA s1/i1/m1 allele (P<0.0001) were identified. Log-linear modeling further revealed a three-way association between bab carried at locus A, vacA, and number of OMPs from the HOM family (P<0.002). En masse this study provides a detailed characterization of the bab genotypes from two distinct populations. Our analysis suggests greater variability in the AH, perhaps due to adaptation to a more diverse host population. Furthermore, when considering the presence or absence of both the bab and homA/B paralogs at their given loci and the vac

  7. Isolation and Spectroscopic Characterization of Protonated Mixed [Tetrakis (4-pyridyl)porphyrinato] (phthal ocyaninato)Rare Earth (

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    JIANG; Jian-zhuang

    2001-01-01

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  8. Syntheses, Characterization and Anti-HIV Activity of Charge Transfer Heteropolycomplexes

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    LIU; Shu-xia

    2001-01-01

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  9. Topographic effect in marine magnetotelluric data and implications to the electrical conductivity structure of the mantle beneath the Tristan da Cunha hotspot area in southern Atlantic

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    Baba, K.; Chen, J.; Jegen, M. D.; Utada, H.; Kammann, J.; Geissler, W. H.

    2015-12-01

    Kiyoshi Baba1,2, Jin Chen2, Marion Jegen2, Hisashi Utada1, Janina Kammann3, and Wolfram H. Geissler4 1. Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo2. GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel3. University of Hamburg4. Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchTristan da Cunha Island is one of the hot spots in the Atlantic Ocean. The discussion about its source have not reached consensus yet whether it is in shallow asthenosphere or deeper mantle, because of lack of the geophysical observations in the area. A marine magnetotelluric (MT) experiment was conducted together with seismological observations in the area in 2012-2013 by collaboration between Germany and Japan, in order to give further constraints on the physical state of the mantle beneath the area. A total of 26 seafloor stations were deployed around the Tristan da Cunha islands and available data were retrieved from 23 stations. The MT responses were estimated for those available sites. The detailed data processing will be presented by Chen et al. in this meeting. In this study, we report on the topographic effect on the observed MT responses. During the cruises for seafloor instruments deployment and recovery, detailed bathymetry data were collected around the stations by onboard multi-narrow beam echo sounding (MBES) system. We compiled the MBES data and ETOPO1 data to incorporate the local and regional topography. Then, we applied iterative topographic effect correction and one-dimensional (1-D) conductivity structure inversion. The MT responses of each station were simulated by three-dimensional (3-D) forward modeling. Preliminary results show the overall feature of the observed MT responses at some stations were qualitatively well explained by the seafloor topography included in the conductivity structure model over the 1-D mantle structure. An extreme example is the station near the Tristan da Cunha Island. The impedance phases varies ~300 degrees in

  10. Myxomycetes em Palmeiras (Arecaceae Myxomycetes on palm trees (Arecaceae

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    Maria Helena Alves

    1996-07-01

    Full Text Available As palmeiras oferecem um ecossistema especializado que abriga organismos variados, incluindo Myxomycetes. Este trabalho relata doze espécies de Myxomycetes encontradas em folhas mortas, espata e estipe de Acrocomia intumescens Drude (macaúba, Copernicea prunifera (Mill. H. E. Moore (carnaúba, Mauritia flexuosa Mart, (buriti e Orbygnia phalerata Mart, (babaçu. Constitui-se área de coleta o Município do Crato, Ceará, Nordeste do Brasil (7º 30'00" S, 39º 00' 00" W, 400-1200 m de altitude. Coletas aleatórias foram efetuadas e as frutificações foram pesquisadas em órgãos vivos ou mortos das palmeiras. Exsicatas foram depositadas no Herbário UFP (Departamento de Botânica da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife - PE, Brasil. As espécies registradas pertencem aos gêneros Ceratiomyxa (1, Dictydium (1, Arcyria (1, Hemitrichia (1, Badhamia (1, Fuligo (1, Physarum (3, Stemonitis (2 e Comatricha (1. Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Miill. Macbr., Physarum stellatum (Mass. Mart., Stemonitis pallida Win. e Comatricha typhoides (Bull. Rost. são referidas pela primeira vez para este tipo de substrato. Este trabalho eleva para 35 o número de espécies de Myxomycetes assinaladas sobre palmeiras até o momento.Palm trees are specialized ecossystems which hosts a wide variety of organisms, including Myxomycetes. This paper reports twelve species of Myxomycetes found on dead leaves, spathes and stipitis of Acrocomia intumescens Drude, Copernicea prunifera (Mill. H. E. Moore, Mauritia flexuosa Mart., and Orbygnia phalerata Mart. The collecting area is located in the Municipality Crato of Ceará State, Northeastern Brazil (7º 30'00" S, 39º 00' 00" W, 400-1200 m altitude. Samples were taken at random and Myxomycetes fructifications were searched on dead and living organs of palm trees. Exsiccatae have been deposited in the Herbarium UFP (Department of Botany, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife-PE, Brazil. The species registered belong to the

  11. Disease association with two Helicobacter pylori duplicate outer membrane protein genes, homB and homA

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    Oleastro Monica

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background homB encodes a Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein. This gene was previously associated with peptic ulcer disease (PUD and was shown to induce activation of interleukin-8 secretion in vitro, as well as contributing to bacterial adherence. Its 90%-similar gene, homA, was previously correlated with gastritis. The present study aimed to evaluate the gastric disease association with homB and homA, as well as with the H. pylori virulence factors cagA, babA and vacA, in 415 H. pylori strains isolated from patients from East Asian and Western countries. The correlation among these genotypes was also evaluated. Results Both homB and homA genes were heterogeneously distributed worldwide, with a marked difference between East Asian and Western strains. In Western strains (n = 234, 124 PUD and 110 non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD, homB, cagA and vacA s1 were all significantly associated with PUD (p = 0.025, p = 0.014, p = 0.039, respectively, and homA was closely correlated with NUD (p = 0.072. In East Asian strains (n = 138, 73 PUD and 65 NUD, homB was found more frequently than homA, and none of these genes was associated with the clinical outcome. Overall, homB was associated with the presence of cagA (p = 0.043 and vacA s1 (p homA was found more frequently in cagA-negative (p = 0.062 and vacA s2 (p Polymorphisms in homB and homA copy number were observed, with a clear geographical specificity, suggesting an involvement of these genes in host adaptation. A correlation between the homB two-copy genotype and PUD was also observed, emphasizing the role of homB in the virulence of the strain. Conclusion The global results suggest that homB and homA contribute to the determination of clinical outcome.

  12. 和实生物:纳西族饮食民俗类别及特征%He and Shi:On Categories and Characteristics of the Naxi Diet Customs

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    杨杰宏

    2016-01-01

    纳西族饮食民俗既是历史传统中约定俗成的,也是在不同时代背景下得以重构而不断扬弃下沉淀生成的。纳西族饮食民俗按其内容可分为日常饮食、节庆宴席、娱乐休闲饮食等等三个类型,其风味食品以丽江粑粑、丽江黑凉粉、米灌肠为代表。纳西族饮食民俗特征主要有实用性、协调规范性、伦理审美性、发展变迁性。纳西族传统文化中强调“和合”思想,其传统宗教———东巴教主旨在于协调人与自然、人与社会如何和谐相处,表现在饮食文化及思想上,也主张调和五味,兼容并包,这与中华文化的“中和”思想是一脉相承的。%The diet custom of the Naxi people is a result of both natural evolution of a long history and a selection throughout different dimes. Foods of the Naxi can be categorized into three ! everyday diet, feast diet and leisure diet ! plus some specialty snacks such as Lijiang baba,Lijiang black liangfen and rice guanchang. These foods are characterized by their practicality,coordination,formality,ethic con-nation,beauty,development and evolution. The traditional Naxi culture emphasizes peace and harmony, which agrees with the local Dongba religion that advocates the ideas of coordination between man and na-ture and harmony among the individuals of the society. These beliefs are reflected in their diet customs of combination of a large variety of tastes and this is in comfort agreement with the culture of mean and harmo-ny of the Chinese culture in general.

  13. ÖMER NÂCİ A SHINING STAR OF AN ERA BİR DEVRİN PARLAYAN YILDIZI ÖMER NÂCİ

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    Sefa YÜCE

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Ömer Nâci, who lost his parents when he was very young, was raised in a foster family. He graduated form the Military High School and then the Military College and became a military officer. During his school years he was interested in literature. He had his poems published in various literary magazines. With his beautiful and effective speech skills he was renowned as an orator. He became an activist at secret societies before the 2nd Constitution.This study focuses on Ömer Nâci as a poet, his meeting with Mustafa Kemal, his role in the Committee of Union and Progress and also aims to introduce him as a model person to young generations. Küçük yaşta anne ve babasını kaybeden Ömer Nâci, evlatlık olarak büyür. Askeri İdadi ve Harp Okulunu bitirir. Subay olur. Okul yıllarında edebiyata ilgi duyar. Birçok edebî dergide şiirlerini yayımlar. Güzel ve etkili konuşmasıyla hatip unvanını alır. II. Meşrutiyet öncesi gizli cemiyetlerin aktif üyesi olur.Ömer Nâci, Trablusgarp, Balkan ve Birinci Dünya Savaşı’na gönüllü olarak katılır. Bu çalışmada Ömer Nâci’nin şairliği, Mustafa Kemal’le tanışması, İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti içinde oynadığı rol ele alınmış, ayrıca onun model bir şahsiyet olarak genç kuşaklara tanıtımı amaçlanmıştır.

  14. Turbidity anomaly and probability of slope failure following the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake

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    Noguchi, T.; Tanikawa, W.; Hirose, T.; Lin, W.; Kawagucci, S.; Yoshida, Y.; Honda, M. C.; Takai, K.; Kitazato, H.; Okamura, K.

    2011-12-01

    . Reference Mikada, H. K. Mitsuzawa, H. Matsumoto, T. Watanabe, S. Morita, R. Otsuka, H. Sugioka, T. Baba, E. Araki, K. Suyehiro, (2006), New discoveries in dynamics of an M8 earthquake-phenomena and their implications from the 2003 Tokachi-oki earthquake using a long term monitoring cabled observatory, Tectonophysics, 426, 95-105. Prior, D. B. (1984), Methods of stability analysis, in Slope Instability, Edited by Brunsden, D. and D. B. Prior, pp. 419-455, Wiley, New York. Thunnell, R., E. Tappa, R. Varela, M. Llano, Y. Astor, F. Muller-Karger, and R. Bohrer (1999), Increased marine sediment suspension and fluxes following an earthquake. Nature, 398, 233-236.

  15. Dense Ocean Floor Network for Earthquakes and Tsunamis; DONET/ DONET2, Part2 -Development and data application for the mega thrust earthquakes around the Nankai trough-

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    Kaneda, Y.; Kawaguchi, K.; Araki, E.; Matsumoto, H.; Nakamura, T.; Nakano, M.; Kamiya, S.; Ariyoshi, K.; Baba, T.; Ohori, M.; Hori, T.; Takahashi, N.; Kaneko, S.; Donet Research; Development Group

    2010-12-01

    Yoshiyuki Kaneda Katsuyoshi Kawaguchi*, Eiichiro Araki*, Shou Kaneko*, Hiroyuki Matsumoto*, Takeshi Nakamura*, Masaru Nakano*, Shinichirou Kamiya*, Keisuke Ariyoshi*, Toshitaka Baba*, Michihiro Ohori*, Narumi Takakahashi*, and Takane Hori** * Earthquake and Tsunami Research Project for Disaster Prevention, Leading Project , Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) **Institute for Research on Earth Evolution, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) DONET (Dense Ocean Floor Network for Earthquakes and Tsunamis) is the real time monitoring system of the Tonankai seismogenic zones around the Nankai trough southwestern Japan. We were starting to develop DONET to perform real time monitoring of crustal activities over there and the advanced early warning system. DONET will provide important and useful data to understand the Nankai trough maga thrust earthquake seismogenic zones and to improve the accuracy of the earthquake recurrence cycle simulation. Details of DONET concept are as follows. 1) Redundancy, Extendable function and advanced maintenance system using the looped cable system, junction boxes and the ROV/AUV. DONET has 20 observatories and incorporated in a double land stations concept. Also, we are developed ROV for the 10km cable extensions and heavy weight operations. 2) Multi kinds of sensors to observe broad band phenomena such as long period tremors, very low frequency earthquakes and strong motions of mega thrust earthquakes over M8: Therefore, sensors such as a broadband seismometer, an accelerometer, a hydrophone, a precise pressure gauge, a differential pressure gauge and a thermometer are equipped with each observatory in DONET. 3) For speedy detections, evaluations and notifications of earthquakes and tsunamis: DONET system will be deployed around the Tonankai seismogenic zone. 4) Provide data of ocean floor crustal deformations derived from pressure sensors: Simultaneously, the development of data

  16. Distribution and biogeographic trends of decapod assemblages from Galicia Bank (NE Atlantic) at depths between 700 and 1800 m, with connexions to regional water masses

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    Cartes, J. E.; Papiol, V.; Frutos, I.; Macpherson, E.; González-Pola, C.; Punzón, A.; Valeiras, X.; Serrano, A.

    2014-08-01

    The Galicia Bank (NE Atlantic, 42°67‧N-11°74‧W) is an isolated seamount, near NW Spain, a complex geomorphological and sedimentary structure that receives influences from contrasting water masses of both northern and southern origins. Within the project INDEMARES, three cruises were performed on the bank in 2009 (Ecomarg0709), 2010 (BanGal0810) and 2011 (BanGal0811) all in July-August. Decapods and other macrobenthic crustaceans (eucarids and peracarids) were collected with different sampling systems, mainly beam trawls (BT, 10 mm of mesh size at codend) and a GOC73 otter trawl (20 mm mesh size). Sixty-seven species of decapod crustaceans, 6 euphausiids, 19 peracarids and 1 ostracod were collected at depths between 744 and 1808 m. We found two new species, one a member of the Chirostylidae, Uroptychus cartesi Baba & Macpherson, 2012, the other of the Petalophthalmidae (Mysida) Petalophthalmus sp. A, in addition to a number of new biogeographic species records for European or Iberian waters. An analysis of assemblages showed a generalized species renewal with depth, with different assemblages between 744 and ca. 1400 m (the seamount top assemblage, STA) and between ca. 1500 and 1800 m (the deep-slope assemblage over seamount flanks, DSA). These were respectively associated with Mediterranean outflow waters (MOW) and with Labrador Sea Water (LSW). Another significant factor separating different assemblages over the Galician Bank was the co-occurrence of corals (both colonies of hard corals such as Lophelia pertusa and Madrepora oculata and/or gorgonians) in hauls. Munidopsids (Munidopsis spp.), chirostylids (Uroptychus spp.), and the homolodromiid Dicranodromia mahieuxii formed a part of this coral-associated assemblage. Dominant species at the STA were the pandalid Plesionika martia (a shrimp of subtropical-southern distribution) and the crabs Bathynectes maravigna and Polybius henslowii, whereas dominant species in the DSA were of northern origin, the

  17. Chinese culture and demographic trends in Thailand and Malaysia.

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    Barbie, J

    1992-01-01

    The Chinese nationality contributes to over 5 million of 10% of the total population of Thailand and almost 35% of the total population of Malaysia. The aim of this paper is to summarize the nature and extent of Chinese influence on Thai and Malay culture. Migration of Chinese to southeast Asia dates back 2000 years; on the Malay peninsula, the first arrivals were in 1349. In Malaysia, arrivals began in the 15th century. The reasons were population pressure, floods, and famines. Social and political unrest also accounted for migration between 1855 and 1970. The Chinese in Malaysia are characterized as having a lower population growth rate than Malays and an abnormal sex ratio of 1000:930 in 1957, but severe ratios of 8 men to 1 woman in the 1820s. Islam forbids intermarriages. The Chinese have benefited from improvement in health care and had a low birth rate of 25/1000 in 1980. Migration has traditionally been from south China, and included migrations from Fujian, Hakkas, Guangdong, Chaozhou, and Hainan. The Chinese have maintained their own culture among the Muslim population. In Thailand, migrations occurred during the 13th century, following the collapse of Nan-Chao in 1253, but are first recorded during the Ming dynasty at the end of the 16th century. There are larger numbers of Chinese in Thailand than Malaysia. Chinese assimilated and the current rate of annual growth is estimated at 2%. The sex ratio was 1.4:1 in the late 1940s. 50% of the Chinese live in Bangkok and central Thailand. Older traditions are still maintained in Bangkok. There is the Chaozhou opera on Chinese New Year's Day and marriage is still preferred within one's own dialect. After 1946, the Chinese were not permitted to receive their education in their native language. By the third generation, there is greater assimilation. The minority of minorities in Malaysia were the Baba, who spoke better Malay than other Chinese. In Thailand, the comparable minority is the Yunnan who do not belong

  18. Taking centre stage...

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    1998-11-01

    HAMLET (Highly Automated Multimedia Light Enhanced Theatre) was the star performance at the recent finals of the `Young Engineer for Britain' competition, held at the Commonwealth Institute in London. This state-of-the-art computer-controlled theatre lighting system won the title `Young Engineers for Britain 1998' for David Kelnar, Jonathan Scott, Ramsay Waller and John Wyllie (all aged 16) from Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. HAMLET replaces conventional manually-operated controls with a special computer program, and should find use in the thousands of small theatres, schools and amateur drama productions that operate with limited resources and without specialist expertise. The four students received a £2500 prize between them, along with £2500 for their school, and in addition they were invited to spend a special day with the Royal Engineers. A project designed to improve car locking systems enabled Ian Robinson of Durham University to take the `Working in industry award' worth £1000. He was also given the opportunity of a day at sea with the Royal Navy. Other prizewinners with their projects included: Jun Baba of Bloxham School, Banbury (a cardboard armchair which converts into a desk and chair); Kobika Sritharan and Gemma Hancock, Bancroft's School, Essex (a rain warning system for a washing line); and Alistair Clarke, Sam James and Ruth Jenkins, Bishop of Llandaff High School, Cardiff (a mechanism to open and close the retractable roof of the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff). The two principal national sponsors of the competition, which is organized by the Engineering Council, are Lloyd's Register and GEC. Industrial companies, professional engineering institutions and educational bodies also provided national and regional prizes and support. During this year's finals, various additional activities took place, allowing the students to surf the Internet and navigate individual engineering websites on a network of computers. They also visited the

  19. The perception of stress pattern in young cochlear implanted children: an EEG study

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    Niki Katerina Vavatzanidis

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Children with sensorineural hearing loss may (regain hearing with a cochlear implant – a device that transforms sounds into electric pulses and bypasses the dysfunctioning inner ear by stimulating the auditory nerve directly with an electrode array. Many implanted children master the acquisition of spoken language successfully, yet we still have little knowledge of the actual input they receive with the implant and specifically which language sensitive cues they hear. This would be important however, both for understanding the flexibility of the auditory system when presented with stimuli after a (life-long phase of deprivation and for planning therapeutic intervention. In rhythmic languages the general stress pattern conveys important information about word boundaries. Infant language acquisition relies on such cues and can be severely hampered when this information is missing, as seen for dyslexic children and children with specific language impairment. Here we ask whether children with a cochlear implant perceive differences in stress patterns during their language acquisition phase and if they do, whether it is present directly following implant stimulation or if and how much time is needed for the auditory system to adapt to the new sensory modality. We performed a longitudinal ERP study, testing in bimonthly intervals the stress pattern perception of 17 young hearing impaired children (age range: 9-50 months; mean: 22 months during their first 6 months of implant use. An additional session before the implantation served as control baseline. During a session they passively listened to an oddball paradigm featuring the disyllable baba, which was stressed either on the first or second syllable (trochaic vs. iambic stress pattern. A group of age-matched normal hearing children participated as controls.Our results show, that within the first 6 months of implant use the implanted children develop a negative mismatch response for iambic but not

  20. VOCABULARY RELATED MOTHERLESS AND FATHERLESS CHILDREN AT TURKISH /TÜRKÇEDE ÖKSÜZ VE YETİM ÇOCUKLARLA İLGİLİ SÖZLER

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    Okan Celal GÜNGÖR

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    Full Text Available Çocuğun sağlıklı bir birey olarak yetişmesinde ve topluma kazandırılmasında, toplumun çekirdeğini teşkil eden kurum olarak ailenin dolayısıyla ebeveynlerin rolü yadsınamaz. Bir çocuğun yaşayabileceği en büyük acılardan biri hiç şüphesiz anne ve baba şefkati, sevgisinden uzak öksüz ve yetim büyümektir. Orhun Abideleri’nde annesiz anlamıyla bir at için kullanılan öksüz ve ilk İslami eserlerden itibaren kullanılan Arapça yetim karşılığı Türkçenin tarihî metinlerinde, başta atasözleri olmak üzere sözlü kültür ürünlerinde ve Anadolu ağızlarında pek çok kullanım mevcuttur. Çalışma kavramsal ve yapısal inceleme olmak üzere iki kısımdan oluşmaktadır. Kavramsal inceleme kısmında bu kullanımlar hem tematik olarak hem de dönem ve saha açısından tasnif edilirken, yapısal inceleme kısmında ifadeler kelime, kelime grubu ve cümle düzeyindeki birlikler olarak ayrılmıştır. The role of family, constituting the core of society and thereby parents can not be ignored in raising a healthy child to grow into adults and integrate them into the society. One of the biggest tragedya child may suffer is to grow up with the lack of parental love and affection. Orphan, which was used to describe a hourse in Orhun Monuments and a person whose father and mother died in early İslamic works has a lot of uses in historical Turkish texts, mostly in proverbs, in oral culturel Works and in Anatolian dialects. This study consist of two conceptual and structural parts. While the material in conceptual study is classified in terms of both theme and period and field, expressions are divided into word, word group and sentences.

  1. Áreas de distribución y alimentación del manatí Trichechus manatus manatus en época de aguas altas en la zona de influencia Puerto Carreño, Vichada, Colombia

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    Zerda Ordóñez Enrique

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available En los meses de junio a octubre del año 2003, correspondientes a la época hidroclimática de aguas altas, se realizó un estudio sobre el río Orinoco, en la zona de influencia de Puerto Carreño cuyo objetivo perseguía la descripción de aspectos alimentarios del manatí antillano (Trichechus manatus manatus. Se recorrieron las orillas continentales y de las islas localizadas en el área comprendida entre Puerto Carreño y Tronconal. En estos recorridos se hizo la búsqueda de rastros de alimentación dejados por el manatí (comederos y se caracterizó cada comedero con tres variables: especie vegetal consumida, profundidad y tamaño del comedero. Paralelo a los recorridos, se realizaron entrevistas a los pobladores locales en las que se indagó acerca de la dieta del manatí y las áreas donde es posible encontrarlo en la época del estudio. Según el testimonio de los entrevistados, las áreas en las que es posible encontrar el manatí son: isla Caño Negro, Guaripa, isla
    Bizal, isla Charal, isla El Indio, isla Pañuelo, isla Santa Helena, La Ángela, La Orera, Tronconal, Boca del Bita, Hormiga, San José y Zazafra. En los recorridos se pudo confirmar la presencia de manatí en San José, la India, isla Charal e islas El Indio. En total se encontraron 39 comederos en los sectores San José (tres comederos, La Ángela (dos comederos y en las islas El Indio (13 comederos, Playa Caimanes (ocho comederos, Charal (12 y Chimborazo (un comedero. El primer período fue en el que se encontró la mayoría de comederos (19, en este período el nivel del río aún estaba en aumento, el registro de comederos varió a lo largo de los períodos de estudio. Se encontraron tres especies vegetales que presentaban tallos con rastros de alimentación de manatí, éstas fueron: paja  anatiza (Cf. Paspalum sp., paja de agua (Paspalum fasciculatum y
    gramalote (Paspalum repens. La profundidad a la cual se encontró la mayoría de comederos fue entre 3

  2. Mineralogía y cambios composicionales en fragmentos óseos atribuidos a un dinosaurio ornitópodo del yacimiento barremiense de Buenache de la Sierra (Formación Calizas de La Huérguina, Cuenca, España

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    Merino, L.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available X-ray diffraction, optical polarizing microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and electron microprobeto, have been used to analyse the diagenetic processes of isolated dinosaur bones and ribs attributed to an ornithopod dinosaur from Buenache de la Sierra (Upper Barremian, La Huérguina Formation. We also examine the geochemical and mineralogical bone mineralization of extant archosaurs (caiman and bird for comparison. Diagenetic processes have modified the original chemical composition of the studied fragments of bones, as well as its crystallinity, which increases in the fossil samples. In recent bones, hydroxyapatite results the main mineral constituent, while in fossils is fluorapatite. We found two types of mineralogical arrangements: one group exhibiting the spongy structure completely collapsed forming breccias of bone fragments, and a second group with well preserved spongy structure but substituted by calcium carbonate. Calcite is the most abundant authigenic mineral infilling pores and fissures of the fossilized remains. The presence of pyrite in bone cavities suggests an early burial stage under euxinic conditions of a reductor environment. The biostratinomic and fossildiagenetic alterations allow us to conclude that the remains have two distinct taphonomic histories, and that the association undergone taphonomical resedimentation.Las diferentes técnicas utilizadas (difracción de rayos X, microscopio petrográfico, microscopio electrónico de barrido y microsonda electrónica en el estudio de los restos óseos atribuidos a un ornitópodo del yacimiento Buenache de la Sierra (Baremiense superior, Formación La Huérguina han permitido caracterizar los procesos diagenéticos. Se han analizado huesos de arcosaurios vivos (caimán y ave, para comparar la mineralogía y la geoquímica del material óseo. Los procesos diagenéticos han modificado la composición química original de los fragmentos de huesos estudiados, así como su

  3. Vers la structuration d’une filière aurifère « durable » ? Etude du cas de la Guyane française

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    Jessica Oder

    2011-09-01

    sector an example as regards “sustainability”, as clearly expressed in the aftermath of the « Grenelle of the Environment ». Mainly based on semi-directing talks and archives, the article sought to analyze the key elements of this structuring: the project of Departmental Mining Master Plan (SDOM and several initiatives dedicated to improve the mining operators’ practices. However, this evolution of which pace is variously appreciated, is not done without disagreements, insofar as it puts in relief antagonisms between the stakeholders (mainly territorial collectivities and the central level, operators mining and environmentalists. Indeed, these antagonisms were revealed, on the one hand, during the Camp Caiman case (which involved Iamgold, and on the other hand during the development process of the SDOM itself. Related problems such as local claims of mining governance and the illegal artisanal and small scale gold mining draw up future prospects rather mitigated for the sector.

  4. 扬子鳄种群MHC Ⅱ类B基因第3外元多态性分析%Polymorphism of Exon 3 of MHC Class Ⅱ B Gene in Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis)

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    刘辉; 吴孝兵; 晏鹏; 蒋志刚

    2007-01-01

    The polymorphism of MHC class Ⅱ B gene in 14 Chinese alligators was analyzed, which came from three different areas: a wild population from Xuancheng, Anhui, a captive population from Changxing, Zhejiang, and a captive population from Anhui Research Center for Reproduction of Chinese Alligators. The gene fragment was amplified using a pair of specific primers designed from the MHC gene sequence of the spectacled caiman. A total of 34 sequence haplotypes of exon 3 were detected in the sampled Chinese alligators. The numbers of haplotypes of the 3 Chinese alligator populations were 15, 10, and 9, respectively. The overall estimation of the MHC polymorphism in the Chinese alligator population was higher than those in mammals and in cyprinid fish. The rates of nonsynonymous substitutions (dN) occurred at a significantly lower frequency than that of synonymous substitutions (ds), which were not consistent with the common rule. This result might suggest that the polymorphism of exon 3 seemed not to be maintained by the balancing selection. The neutrality test of Tajima excluded the null hypothesis that the polymorphism of exon 3 was generated by a random drift, and the fact that D = -0.401 indicated an excess of rare mutations in the Chinese alligator.The nucleotide diversity of the sequences and the phylogenetic relations were also analyzed, and the results suggested that there was no significant difference in genetic diversity among the 3 populations of Chinese alligator.%分析了取自安徽宣城野生种群、安徽省扬子鳄繁殖研究中心和浙江长兴养殖种群的14条扬子鳄MHCⅡ类B基因第3外元的多态性.在这些扬子鳄样本中共检测到34个单倍型,每个亚种群内检测到的单倍型数量分别为15,9和10个,与其他一些动物如哺乳动物和鲤科鱼类相比,扬子鳄MHC Ⅱ类B基因第3外元多态性较高.另外,非同义替换率显著小于同义替换率,这可能表明扬子鳄种群MHC Ⅱ类B基因第3外元

  5. Association of Helicobacter pylori restriction endonuclease-replacing gene, hrgA with overt gastrointestinal diseases Associação entre o hrgA (Helicobacter pylori restriction endonuclease-replacing gene com as principais doença gastrointestinais

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    Manoj G

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND and AIM: Helicobacter pylori has been proven to be responsible for causing various gastrointestinal disorders including gastric adenocarcinoma. Several genes of pathogen (the genes of the cag-PAI, vacA, iceA, and babA either in combination or independently have been reported to significantly increase the risk of ulceration/gastric carcinoma, with the cagA gene having the strongest predictive value. Pursuit to identify new genes which could serve as a marker of overt disease progression, lead to the discovery of hrgA gene. METHODS: Fifty-six indigenous strains of H. pylori from subjects with various gastric disorder were screened to assess the status of hrgA gene along with the cagA gene using simple polymerase chain reaction using specific oligonucleotide primers. Post-amplification, amplicons were subjected for sequencing to identify any strain specific variations in sequences from the H. pylori isolated from different disease manifestations. Histopathological analysis was done to ascertain any significant change in the histological scores of subjects infected with cagA+/hrgA+ and cagA-/hrg+ strains. RESULTS: All the 56 (100% subjects amplified with the oligonucleotide primers specific to hrgA gene, whereas 81.71% subjects showed the presence of cagA gene. Sequencing of the amplimers showed 99% homology. Histology of the cagA+/hrgA+ and cagA-/hrg+ subjects did not show any significant difference. CONCLUSION: hrgA gene of Helicobacter pylori is not a ideal surrogate marker for identifying individuals with higher risk of developing overt gastro-duodenal diseases such as neoplasia of the stomach.RACIONAL e OBJETIVOS: O Helicobacter pylori tem sido incriminado como causador de vários distúrbios digestivos, incluindo o adenocarcinoma gástrico. Diversos genes patogênicos (os genes do cag-PAI, vacA, iceA e babA, em combinação ou independentes, têm sido reportados como fatores de aumento de risco para ulceração/carcinoma g

  6. Examining the relationship between university students’ lifelong learning tendencies and their self-efficacy perceptionsÜniversite öğrencilerinin yaşam boyu öğrenme eğilimleri ile özyeterlik algıları arasındaki ilişkinin belirlenmesi

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    Aşkın Karaduman

    2017-02-01

    zyeterlik algıları arasındaki ilişkiyi belirlemektir. Araştırma ilişkisel bir tarama modelidir. Araştırmanın çalışma grubunu 2014-2015 akademik yılında Bartın Üniversitesi'nin farklı fakültelerinde/ yüksekokulunda lisans programlarına devam eden 1. ve 4. sınıf öğrencilerinden toplam 470 katılımcı oluşturmaktadır. Araştırmada veri toplama aracı olarak Yaşam Boyu Öğrenme Eğilimlerini Belirme Ölçeği (Coşkun, 2009 ile Genellenmiş Öz-yetkinlik Beklentisi Ölçeği (Jerusalem ve Schwarzer, 1979 kullanılmıştır. Araştırma sonuçlarına göre üniversite öğrencilerinin yaşam boyu öğrenme eğilimleri yüksek düzeydedir. Yaşam boyu öğrenme eğilimi araştırmanın demografik değişkenleri açısından incelendiğinde cinsiyet, baba mesleği ve serbest zaman etkinlikleri içerisinde yer alan kitap okuma ve televizyon izleme etkinliklerinde anlamlı bir farklılık bulunmuştur. Bu anlamlı farklılığın kızların, babası muhasebeci olanların, kitap okuyan ve televizyon izlemeyen üniversite öğrencileri lehine olduğu görülmüştür. Araştırma sonuçlarına göre üniversite öğrencilerinin özyeterlik algılarının da yüksek düzeyde olduğu tespit edilmiştir. Özyeterlik algıları araştırmanın demografik değişkenleri açısından incelendiğinde cinsiyet, fakülte/yüksekokul ve serbest zaman etkinlikleri içerisinde yer alan kitap okumama ve sinemaya gitme etkinliklerinde anlamlı bir farklılık bulunmuştur.  Anlamlı farklılığın erkeklerin,  Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksekokulu öğrencilerinin, kitap okumayan ve sinemaya giden üniversite öğrencilerinin lehine olduğu görülmüştür.  Üniversite öğrencilerinin yaşam boyu öğrenme eğilimleri ile özyeterlik algıları arasında pozitif yönde anlamlı bir ilişkinin olduğu tespit edilmiştir.

  7. Geometry and thermal structure of the Menderes Massif Core Complex (Western Turkey), implications for thermal evolution of Hellenic subduction zone

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    Roche, Vincent; Jolivet, Laurent; Guillou-Frottier, Laurent; Tuduri, Johann; Bouchot, Vincent; Beccaletto, Laurent; Lahfid, Abdeltif

    2016-04-01

    The eastern Mediterranean region is one of the most promising geothermal areas, with more than 250 geothermal fields discovered in Turkey (Parlaktuna, 2013), in a region of active tectonics and volcanism. Although the potential of these deep geothermal resources has not been systematically investigated yet, the geothermal activity of the western Turkey area is the most recent signature of the high heat flow (120-140 mW/m²; Aydin, 2005, from Teczan, 1995). Based on Turkish data, 2084 MWt are being utilized for direct applications and most of the energy originates from the Menderes Massif (Baba et al., 2015). This large-scale thermal anomaly at the surface is correlated to a long wavelength east-west increase of surface heat flow that could reflect the thermal state of Aegean subduction zone at depth. In order to better understand and characterize the possible connections between large-scale mantle dynamics and surface processes in space and time, we study the structure and thermal evolution of the Menderes Massif. Both the acceleration of the Aegean extension in the Middle Miocene and the recent escape of Anatolia have been proposed to result from several slab tearing events, the first one being located below western Turkey and the Eastern Aegean Sea. These events have triggered the formation of metamorphic complexes with contrasted exhumation P-T paths. While the extension in the Aegean domain is well-characterized with high-temperature domes in the center and east, the succession of several metamorphic events in the Menderes Massif and their significance in terms of geodynamics is still debated. Hence, the exhumation history is key to understanding the temporal and spatial distribution of the thermal signature of the Hellenic slab and its tearing/detachment. The Menderes Massif displays a large variety of metamorphic facies, from the Barrovian type metamorphism in the Eocene (the Main Menderes Metamorphism) to the coeval (?) HP-LT metamorphism on the southernmost

  8. A global homogenizing coupled pattern of interdep endent networks%一种全局同质化相依网络耦合模式∗

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    高彦丽; 陈世明

    2016-01-01

    Many infrastructure networks interact with and depend on each other to provide proper functionality. The interde-pendence between networks has catastrophic effects on their robustness. Events taking place in one system can propagate to any other coupled system. Recently, great efforts have been dedicated to the research on how the coupled pattern between two networks affects the robustness of interdependent networks. However, how to dynamically construct the links between two interdependent networks to obtain stronger robustness is rarely studied. To fill this gap, a global homogenizing coupled pattern between two scale-free networks is proposed in this paper. Making the final degrees of nodes distributed evenly is the principle for building the dependency links, which has the following two merits. First, the system robustness against random failure is enhanced by compressing the broadness of degree distribution. Second, the system invulnerability against targeted attack is improved by avoiding dependence on high-degree nodes. In order to better investigate its efficiency on improving the robustness of coupled networks against cascading failures, we adopt other four kinds of coupled patterns to make a comparative analysis, i.e., the assortative link (AL), the disassortative link (DL), the random link (RL) and global random link (GRL). We construct the BA-BA interdependent networks with the above 5 coupled patterns respectively. After applying targeted attacks and random failures to the networks, we use the ratio of giant component size after cascades to initial network size to measure the robustness of the coupled networks. It is numerically found that the interdependent network based on global homogenizing coupled pattern shows the strongest robustness under targeted attacks or random failures. The global homogenizing coupled pattern is more efficient to avoid the cascading propagation under targeted attack than random failure. Finally, the reasonable expla

  9. The fauna of phlebotomines (Diptera, Psychodidae in different phytogeographic regions of the state of Maranhão, Brazil Fauna de flebotomíneos (Diptera, Psychodidae em municípios de diferentes fitorregiões, no estado do Maranhão, Brasil

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    José Manuel Macário Rebêlo

    2010-01-01

    espécies, floresta ombrófila (31 e cerrados meridionais (23, sendo menor nas áreas de matas mistas (floresta com babaçu, cerrado e caatinga. O maior índice de similaridade foi observado entre a restinga e a floresta estacional perenifólia aberta (J = 0,48. A floresta estacional perenifólia densa apresentou maior similaridade com a floresta ombrófila (J = 0,38. A fauna de flebotomíneos mostrou-se rica e distribuída de maneira heterogênea no Maranhão, concordando com a complexidade fitogeográfica do Estado, que se manifesta na riqueza de ecossistemas e de zonas climáticas.

  10. Efeito da berinjela sobre os lípides plasmáticos, a peroxidação lipídica e a reversão da disfunção endotelial na hipercolesterolemia experimental Effect of eggplant on plasma lipid levels, lipidic peroxidation and reversion of endothelial dysfunction in experimental hypercholesterolemia

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    Paulo Afonso Ribeiro Jorge

    1998-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar o efeito do suco da berinjela sobre os lípides plasmáticos, o colesterol tecidual, a peroxidação lipídica das LDL nativas, oxidadas e da parede arterial e o relaxamento dependente do endotélio, em coelhos hipercolesterolêmicos. MÉTODOS: Coelhos foram separados em grupos controle (GC, hipercolesterolêmico (GH e berinjela (GB, (n=10. Os animais do GC foram alimentados com ração normal, o GH e o GB com ração acrescentada de colesterol (0,5% e gordura de babaçu (10% durante 30 dias. Ao GB acrescentou-se suco de berinjela, nos últimos 15 dias do experimento. Os lípides plasmáticos foram medidos através de kits enzimáticos, a peroxidação lipídica pela dosagem do malondialdeído (MDA e o relaxamento dependente do endotélio, por curvas de concentração efeito pela acetilcolina e nitroprussiato. RESULTADOS: O peso dos animais foi menor no GB em relação ao GC e GH (pPURPOSE: To study the effect of egg plant on endothelium-dependent relaxation, and plasma lipids in hypercholesterolemic rabbits, and to assess influence of this plant on the malondialdehyde (MDA content of LDL particles and the arterial wall. METHODS: Thirteen male rabbits were randomly assigned to control (C, hypercholesterolemic (H and egg plant (E treated groups (n=10 each. The H and E rabbits were fed a diet supplemented with cholesterol (0.5% and coconut oil (10% for 4 weeks. In addition, group E received 10mL of the fruit juice/day during the last 2 weeks.The animals were killed and the aorta removed to measure MDA content and the endothelium dependent relaxation responses. Total plasma cholesterol, VLDL, LDL, HDL and triglyceride levels were determined using commercial kits. MDA was quantified in native and oxidized LDL and in the arterial wall. RESULTS: After 4 weeks, the E group rabbits had a significantly lower weight , plasma cholesterol, LDL, triglyceride and aortic cholesterol contentthan group H(p<0.05. The MDA content that was

  11. CHARACTERIZATION AND CHEMICAL RECYCLING BY PYROLYSIS OF WASTE FROM WIND BLADES MANUFACTURING = CARACTERIZAÇÃO E RECICLAGEM QUÍMICA VIA PIRÓLISE DE RESÍDUOS DA FABRICAÇÃO DE PÁS EÓLICAS

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    Patrícia Carla Guerrero

    2011-01-01

    com mais de 70% de fibra de vidro e muito densas. Foram realizados ensaios de pirólise a seco e com óleo de babaçu, considerado o mais interessante perante vários possíveis e no qual o resíduo fica totalmente imerso, facilitando o inchamento e a troca de calor. Em um sistema de aquecimento com vácuo, foram obtidas mais de 97% de fibras em 30 minutos a 310 oC, justamente a temperatura em que uma análise termogravimétrica apontou ser a de início de altas taxas de degradação térmica.

  12. EDITORIAL: Focus on Heavy Ions in Biophysics and Medical Physics FOCUS ON HEAVY IONS IN BIOPHYSICS AND MEDICAL PHYSICS

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    Durante, Marco

    2008-07-01

    include carcinogenesis, late degenerative tissue effects (including damage to the central nervous system), and hereditary effects. For these studies, microbeams represent an essential tool, considering that in space each cell in the human body will not experience more than one heavy-ion traversal. Both NASA and ESA are investing important resources in ground-based space radiation research programs, to reduce risk uncertainty and to develop countermeasures. For both cancer therapy and space radiation protection a better understanding of the effects of energetic heavy ions is needed. Physics should be improved, especially the measurements of nuclear fragmentation cross-sections, and the transport calculations. Biological effects need to be studied in greater detail, and clearly only understanding the mechanisms of heavy-ion induced biological damage will reduce the uncertainty on late effects in humans. This focus issue of New Journal of Physics aims to provide the state-of-the-art of the biophysics of energetic heavy ions and to highlight the areas where more research is urgently needed for therapy and the space program. Focus on Heavy Ions in Biophysics and Medical Physics Contents Heavy ion microprobes: a unique tool for bystander research and other radiobiological applications K O Voss, C Fournier and G Taucher-Scholz Heavy ions light flashes and brain functions: recent observations at accelerators and in spaceflight L Narici Clinical advantages of carbon-ion radiotherapy Hirohiko Tsujii, Tadashi Kamada, Masayuki Baba, Hiroshi Tsuji, Hirotoshi Kato, Shingo Kato, Shigeru Yamada, Shigeo Yasuda, Takeshi Yanagi, Hiroyuki Kato, Ryusuke Hara, Naotaka Yamamoto and Junetsu Mizoe Heavy-ion effects: from track structure to DNA and chromosome damage F Ballarini, D Alloni, A Facoetti and A Ottolenghi Shielding experiments with high-energy heavy ions for spaceflight applications C Zeitlin, S Guetersloh, L Heilbronn, J Miller, N Elkhayari, A Empl, M LeBourgeois, B W Mayes, L Pinsky

  13. Influência do biofeedback respiratório associado ao padão quiet breathing sobre a função pulmonar e hábitos de respiradores bucais funcionais Influence of respiratory biofeedback associated with a quiet breathing pattern on the pulmonary function and habits of functional mouth breathers

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    EF Barbiero

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar os efeitos da utilização do biofeedback respiratório (BR associado ao padrão quiet breathing sobre a perimetria torácica, função pulmonar, força dos músculos respiratórios e os seguintes hábitos de respiradores bucais funcionais (RBF: vigília de boca aberta, boca aberta durante o sono, baba no travesseiro, despertar difícil, ronco e sono inquieto. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas 20 crianças RBF, as quais foram submetidas a 15 sessões de BR por meio do biofeedback pletsmovent (MICROHARD® V1.0, o qual proporciona o biofeedback dos movimentos tóraco-abdominais. Perimetria torácica, espirometria e medidas das pressões respiratórias máximas estáticas foram realizadas antes e após a terapia. Questões respondidas pelos responsáveis foram utilizadas para avaliar os hábitos dos RBF. Os dados foram analisados por meio de teste t de Student para dados pareados e testes não paramétricos. RESULTADOS: O uso do BR associado ao padrão quiet breathing não produziu alterações significativas na perimetria torácica e nos valores de volume expiratório forçado no primeiro segundo (VEF1, capacidade vital forçada (CVF, pico de fluxo expiratório (PFE, índice de Tiffeneau (IT e na pressão expiratória máxima (PEmáx. Entretanto, a pressão inspiratória máxima (PImáx apresentou diferença estatisticamente significativa (-53,6 ± 2,9 cmH2O vs. -65,0 ± 6,0 cmH2O; pOBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of using respiratory biofeedback associated with a quiet breathing pattern, on chest circumference, pulmonary function, respiratory muscle strength and the following functional mouth-breathing habits: watching things with mouth open, sleeping with mouth open, dribbling on the pillow, difficulty in waking up, snoring and restlessness during sleep. METHOD: Twenty functional mouth-breathing children were evaluated. They underwent 15 sessions of respiratory biofeedback by means of the biofeedback pletsmovent (MICROHARD® V1

  14. Prevalência de respiradores bucais em crianças de idade escolar Prevalence of mouth breathing in children from an elementary school

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    Josiane Marques Felcar

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    Full Text Available Pretende-se identificar a prevalência de respiradores bucais em crianças de uma escola do ensino fundamental. Foram aplicados 496 questionários aos pais ou responsáveis das crianças de 1ª à 4ª série de uma escola fundamental, para identificar respiradores bucais. O questionário incluía questões sobre hábitos, sono, comportamento, alimentação, cuidados pessoais e respiração. Para comparar as variáveis entre respiradores bucais e nasais, foi utilizado o teste de Mann-Whitney e qui-quadrado. Para medir o efeito da exposição das variáveis explicativas sobre o desfecho primário, foi utilizada regressão logística e sua magnitude foi calculada por meio do odds ratio. A significância estatística foi estipulada em 5%. A taxa de devolução dos questionários foi de 84,5%. A prevalência de respiração bucal nessa população foi 56,8%. A mediana de idade foi sete anos (6-9. Não houve diferença estatisticamente significante entre os gêneros, 49,1% masculino e 50,9% feminino. O modelo final de regressão logística identificou as variáveis baba, dorme bem (associação negativa e ronca como fatores que predizem a ocorrência da respiração bucal. A prevalência de respiradores bucais foi semelhante à encontrada na literatura pesquisada. As variáveis babar, roncar e dormir bem (associação negativa podem predizer a ocorrência da respiração bucal.The objective of this article is to identify the prevalence of mouth breathing in children from an elementary school. 496 questionnaires were answered by 1st and 4th grade children's parents or sponsors in order to identify mouth-breathing. There were questions about habits, sleeping, behavior, eating, personal care and breathing. Mann-Whitney and the Chi-square tests were used to compare the variables between mouth-breathing and nose-breathing among the groups. To measure the exposure effect of the explanatory variables on mouse breathing, the test of logistic regression was

  15. Grau de saponificação de óleos vegetais na flotação seletiva de apatita de minério carbonatítico

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    Full Text Available Ensaios de flotação, em bancada, de amostras de minério fosfático granulado e friável de Tapira-MG foram efetuados, testando-se diferentes graus de saponificação de três coletores aniônicos: "Hidrocol parcialmente hidrogenado", "Hidrocol sem hidrogenação" (obtidos a partir de soja e ácido oléico. Os graus de saponificação usados foram de 40 %, 55 %, 70 %, 85 % e 100 %. Os ensaios foram feitos em pH 9,5. O óleo de babaçu, também cogitado como coletor, não permitiu grau de saponificação além de 40 %, mas serviu de controle da metodologia de quantificação do grau de saponificação. O Hidrocol parcialmente hidrogenado com grau de saponificação de 55 % foi o melhor, em termos de teor e recuperação de fósforo, relação CaO/P2O5 e teor de magnésia no concentrado, motivando testes de flotação em estágio de limpeza, sem e com a adição do coletor KE883B, um sulfosuccinato, também em pH 9,5, utilizando-se os óleos com grau de saponificação de 55 %. O Hidrocol parcialmente hidrogenado sem KE883B deu melhor resultado. Usou-se amido como depressor em todos os ensaios.Bench scale flotation experiments were performed testing three anionic collectors here called "partially hydrogenated Hidrocol", "non hydrogenated Hidrocol" (very similar oils from soybean and oleic acid, with saponification degrees of 40 %, 55 %, 70 %, 85 % and 100 %, in order to purify carbonatitic phosphate ores from Tapira. The value of flotation pH was 9.5. A refined babassu oil sample (extracted from the babassu palm seed kernel did not achieve a saponification degree above 40 %. Using the P2O5 content and recovery, the CaO/P2O5 ratio and MgO content of the concentrate as quality indicators, the best results were achieved with the saponification degree of 55%, for the oils tested. Cleaner lab flotation tests were carried out using the collectors with a saponification degree of 55%, at pH 9.5, in the absence and in the presence of KE883B (alkyl

  16. Child abuse and neglectÇocuk istismarı ve ihmal

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    İlyas Özgentürk

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Children's physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect are widespread social and health problem across societies. Child abuse covers all kinds of attitudes and neglects that affect and limit children physical and emotional development by the parents or child careers. Child abuse affects the children’s emotional and physical development negatively. A child whose emotional development is disturbed lives with very serious psychological and communication problems as well as decrease of life quality. Child abuse can be a learned and passed through cognitive behavior. It is known that the perpetrators of child abuse are also victims of child abuse in their own childhoods. Child abuse can be one kind of cycle of violence. Today’s victims of child abuse have a tendency to become the perpetrators of tomorrow’s child of abuse. Child abuse can be prevented by the collective efforts of the whole community. Establishing a collective consciousness about the harms of the child abuse can become the initial step of fighting against child abuse. The considerable success can be reached when effective public policies, which attribute to collective consciousness addressing different fractions of the society are established. ÖzetÇocukların fiziksel, duygusal ve cinsel yönden istismar ve ihmal edilmesi tüm toplumlarda yaygın görülen bir sosyal ve sağlık sorunudur. Çocuk istismarı ve ihmali; çocuğun anne, babası ya da bakmakla yükümlü olan bir kimse tarafından çocuğun fiziksel ve duygusal gelişimini engelleyen ya da kısıtlayan eylem ve ihmallerin tümüdür Çocuk istismarı çocuğun duygusal ve fiziksel gelişimini olumsuz yönde etkiler. Duygusal gelişimleri bozulan çocukların yaşam kaliteleri düşer ve sonraki yaşamlarında ciddi psikolojik ve iletişim sorunları yaşarlar. Çocuk istismarı öğrenilen ve nesilden nesile aktarılan bir davranıştır. Çocuklarını istismar eden kişilerin bir zamanlar kendilerinin de

  17. 猪FUT1基因启动子区的确定及活性分析%Determination and Activity Analysis of Pig (Sus scorfa) FUT1 Gene Promoter Region

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    甘丽娜; 董文华; 王靖; 孙寿永; 朱国强; 吴圣龙; 包文斌

    2016-01-01

    F18大肠杆菌(Escherichia coli F18,E.coli F18)是养猪(Susscrofa)业中发生最普遍、危害最大的病原菌之一,球系列鞘糖脂生物合成通路及通路中α-(1,2)岩藻糖转移酶1基因(alpha(1,2)fucose transferase 1,FUT1)对断奶仔猪F18抗性具有重要调控作用.本研究运用生物信息学技术挖掘课题组前期获得的断奶仔猪转录组测序结果,确定FUT1基因的转录起始位点和启动子区.同时对启动子区序列进行CpG岛分析;采用双荧光素酶报告基因以及AliBaba 2.0软件,分别分析启动子区活性和CpG岛序列潜在的转录结合位点.通过比对人类(Homo sapiens)和猪的基因序列信息数据库,结果表明,FUT1基因转录起始区域具有5种可变剪接(AS-1,AS-2,AS-3,AS-4和AS-5)和2个启动子区域(启动子1和启动子2);双荧光素酶报告基因检测结果进一步显示,FUT1基因启动子2的转录活性极显著高于启动子1的转录活性(P<0.01),启动子2的活性是启动子1的2.75倍,根据结果可以推测启动子2在转录过程中起主导作用;CpG岛分析显示,猪FUT1基因启动子1和启动子2分别存在一个CpG岛.FUT1启动子1扩增片转录因子预测分析表明,FUT1基因启动子1存在20个潜在的转录因子结合位点,并且Sp1出现在多个转录结合位点处.本研究结果为猪FUT1基因的甲基化检测和调控机制分析提供一定的基础和依据.

  18. The expectations of fathers concerning care provided by midwives to the mothers during labour

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    2012-02-01

    ondersteun tydens die kraamproses. Vroedvroue verskaf moeder-gesentreerde sorg, maar dit is nogtans belangrik dat hulle onthou om die vaders te betrek in die besluitneming en hulle rol, verwagtinge en behoeftes te erken omdat die geboorte van ‘n kind een van die belangrikste gebeurtenisse in hulle lewens is. Die studie het gefokus op vaders se verwagtinge van die sorg wat verskaf word aan moeders tydens kraam. ‘n Kwalitatiewe, eksploratiewe, beskrywende en kontekstuele navorsingsontwerp is gebruik. Data is ingesamel deur in-diepte onderhoude met vaders te voer oor die sorg wat aan hul vroue of metgeselle tydens die kraamproses verskaf word deur vroedvroue. Data is daarna geanaliseer deur ‘n oop beskrywende metode te gebruik wat toepaslik is vir kwalitatiewe navorsing. Die resultate van die onderhoude is vervolgens geposisioneer binne ‘n holistiese, gesondheids-bevorderende teorie wat verwys na liggaam, psige en gees. Die resultate toon dat gemak en ondersteuning die twee hoofkategorieë is wat verskaf moet word deur vroedvroue aan moeders tydens die kraamproses. Die ander kategorieë wat aangedui word in die resultate, is dat vroedvroue hulle onderlinge kommunikasievaardighede moet verbeter, asook hul kommunikasie met die moeders en vaders indien laasgenoemde beskikbaar is. Die vaders het van vroedvroue verwag om hulle aan te moedig om moeders by te staan tydens die kraamproses en om binding tussen vader, moeder en baba aan te moedig.

    How to cite this article: Sengane, M.L.M. & Nolte, A.G.W., 2012, ‘The expectations of fathers concerning care provided by midwives to the mothers during labour’, Health SA Gesondheid 17(1, Art.#527, 10 pages. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/hsag.v17i1.527

  19. Book Reviews

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    horizon; Short stories from contemporary Indonesia. Clayton, Victoria: Monash Asia Institute, 1998, xxxviii + 201 pp. - John N. Miksic, Helena A. van Bemmel, Dvarapalas in Indonesia; Temple guardians and acculturation, 1994, xvii + 249 pp. Rotterdam: Balkema. [Modern Quarternary Research in Southeast Asia 13.] - Remco Raben, Paul van Beckum, Adoe Den Haag; Getuigessen uit Indisch Den Haag. Den Haag: SeaPress, 1998, 200 pp. - Cornelia M.J. van der Sluys, Colin Nicholas, Pathway to dependence; Commodity relations and the dissolution of Semai society. Clayton: Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, 1994, vii + 130 pp. [Monash Papers on Southeast Asia 33.] - David Stuart-Fox, Herman C. Kemp, Bibliographies on Southeast Asia. Leiden: KITLV Press, 1998, xvii + 1128 pp. - Sikko Visscher, Lynn Pan, The encyclopedia of the Chinese overseas. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 1999, 399 pp. - Sikko Visscher, Jurgen Rudolph, Reconstructing identities; A social history of the Babas in Singapore. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998, 507 pp. - Edwin Wieringa, Perry Moree, ‘Met vriend die God geleide’; Het Nederlands-Aziatisch postvervoer ten tijde van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie. Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 1998, 287 pp. - Edwin Wieringa, Monique Zaini-Lajoubert, L’image de la femme dans les littératures modernes indonésienne et malaise. Paris: Association Archipel, 1994, ix + 221 pp. [Cahiers d‘Archipel 24.

  20. Domestic violence impact on adolescentsAile içi şiddetin ergenler üzerindeki etkisi

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Objcective: This research was performed in order to evaluate the effects on adolescents of witnessing intrafamilial violence. Methods: 1196 students attending four high schools affiliated to the Ministry of Education in the Turkish province of Karaman represented the research sample in this descriptive and cross-sectional study. A questionnaire eliciting students’ individual characteristics, together with witnessing interparental violence, acceptance of interpersonal violence and use of violence scales were employed as data collection tools. Findings: Age, type of school, parental education levels, income, the family being in receipt of economic assistance, the student working in paid employment and number of siblings were significantly correlated with adolescent witnessing of violence. A positive correlation was determined between witnessing violence and acceptance and use of violence. Results: The research shows that adolescents witnessing violence has positive effects on their attitudes toward violence. Intrafamilial violence in particular therefore needs to be reduced and families need to receive counseling on the subject in order for the levels of violence in society to be lowered.   Özet Amaç: Buaraştırma; ergenlerin aile içi şiddete tanık olmasının şiddete yönelik tutumlarına etkilerini değerlendirmek amacıyla yapılmıştır. Yöntem: Tanımlayıcı ve kesitsel türdeki araştırmanın örneklemini Karaman ilinde Milli Eğitim bakanlığına bağlı dört lisedeki 1196 öğrenci oluşturmuştur. Araştırmada veri toplama aracı olarak; öğrencilerin bireysel özelliklerini belirlemeye yönelik soru formu, ebeveynler arası şiddete tanıklık ölçeği, şiddet kabullenme ve şiddet uygulama ölçekleri kullanılmıştır. Bulgular: Yaş, okul türü, baba ve annenin eğitim durumu, gelir durumu, ailenin ekonomik yardım alma durumu, öğrencinin gelir getiren bir işte çalışma durumu, kardeş sayısı de

  1. 钙对化学诱抗剂诱导番茄叶片木质素合成的影响%Effect of calcium on lignin synthesis induced by chemical elicitors

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    余朝阁; 黄欣阳; 李天来; 刘志恒

    2013-01-01

    The effects of calcium on synthesis of lignin induced by chemical elicitors in tomato were investigated in this study.The 3rd leaves were smeared with chemical elicitors:salicylic acid(SA), Methyl jasmonate(MeJA),β-aminobutyric acid ( BABA ) and gentisic acid ( GA ) separately at the six-leaf stage of tomato .After the third leaves dried under room temperature , all the tomato plants were sprayed with CaCl 2 , distilled water , EGTA and LaCl3 in turn.The contents of lignin in the third leaves ( induced ) and the fifth leaves ( un-induced ) were determined in 0, 1, 2, 3 and 5 days after treatments.The results show that:(1) The lignin content in both the induced leaves and un-induced leaves increased after treated with chemical elicitors .( 2 ) The lignin synthesis in treated tomato leaves were further promoted by exterior Ca 2+, but inhibited by Ca 2+ chelator EGTA and the plasmalemma Ca 2+ channel blocker La 3 + in different levels .These results indicated that Ca 2+play a positive regulation role in synthesis of lignin in tomato leaves induced by the above four chemical elicitors .%为探索钙对化学诱抗剂水杨酸(SA)、茉莉酸甲酯(MeJA)、龙胆酸(GA)和β-氨基丁酸(BABA)诱导番茄木质素合成的影响,在番茄六叶期用上述诱抗剂分别处理第3叶片,然后喷施CaCl 2、蒸馏水、乙二醇-双-(2-氨基乙醚)四乙酸( EGTA)或LaCl3,处理后0、1、2、3、5 d测定各处理番茄第3叶片(诱导叶)和第5叶片(非诱导叶)中木质素含量的变化。结果表明:(1)用上述化学诱抗剂处理番茄第3叶片,诱导叶及其上位非诱导叶中木质素含量均升高;(2)外源Ca2+进一步促进上述诱抗剂诱导番茄叶片中木质素含量的增加;而Ca2+螯合剂EGTA和质膜钙通道抑制剂LaCl3,则不同程度地抑制这些诱抗剂对木质素含量的诱导作用。这些结果表明,钙对上述4种诱抗剂诱导番茄叶片中木质素

  2. Desenvolvimento e validação de método analítico em CLAE-UV para a quantificação de ácido retinóico em microcápsulas de alginato e quitosana

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    Fabiana Toledo Velloso

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O ácido retinóico (AR tem sido utilizado para o tratamento de acne severa, rugas, estrias e celulite, no entanto, provoca irritação na pele e sofre rápida degradação quando exposto à luz e ao calor. Métodos analíticos rápidos para quantificação do AR são, portanto, necessários para ensaios de cinética de liberação in vitro. Nesse contexto, o objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver e validar um método rápido e sensível para o doseamento do AR em microcápsulas de alginato/quitosana contendo óleo de babaçu dispersas em gel natrosol® por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência associada à espectroscopia UV e aplicá-lo na avaliação do perfil de liberação in vitro dessas formulações. As análises foram realizadas em modo isocrático utilizando coluna C18 de fase reversa 150 x 4,6 mm (5 μm com detecção a 350 nm. A fase móvel foi constituída de metanol e ácido acético 1% (85:15 v/v com vazão de 1,8 mL/minuto. A faixa de linearidade do método foi de 0,5 a 60 μg/mL (r² = 0,999. O método validado mostrou-se sensível, específico, exato, preciso, de baixo custo e o tempo de retenção do AR foi de 5,8 ± 0,4 minutos sendo, desta forma, mais rápido do que os relatados na literatura.Retinoic acid (RA has been used in the treatment of severe acne, wrinkles and cellulite. However, it induces skin irritation and rapidly suffers degradation under light and high temperate exposure. Rapid analytical methods to quantify retinoic acid are therefore mandatory for in vitro drug release studies. In this framework, the aim of this study was to develop and validate a rapid and responsive method to quantify the RA in microcapsules of chitosan and alginate containing babassu oil dispersed in natrosol® hydrogel using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC. Furthermore this method was used to quantify in vitro release kinetics of RA from microcapsules. The analyses have been carried through an isocratic HPLC-UV method

  3. Investigation of Maths Oriented Academic Risk-Taking Behaviours of Secondary School Students by Some Variables [Ortaokul Öğrencilerinin Matematik Odaklı Akademik Risk Alma Davranışlarının Bazı Değişkenlere Göre İncelenmesi

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available In this study, secondary school students' academic risk-taking behaviours have been investigated to understand whether they vary according to some variables or not. These variables are: Gender, grade level, town, type of school, parents education level, economic status of the family, the previous year's maths scores. Survey method was used in the study. The population is students who are studying in secondary schools located in Akdeniz, Mezitli, Toroslar and Yenişehir provinces of Mersin, in the 2014 - 2015 academic year. The research sample is 1054 students who are studying at 14 of these schools. “Mathematics-oriented academic risk taking behaviors scale” was used for data collection. Data for the analysis of independent samples t-test and ANOVA were used. There is no significant variance between maths-oriented academic risk-taking behaviours of students based on variables such as gender, town, school type and economic status of the family whereas there is meaningful variance based on variables such as grade level, level of parents education and last year's mathematics score. [Bu araştırmada ortaokul öğrencilerinin akademik risk alma davranışlarının bazı değişkenlere göre farklılık gösterip göstermediği araştırılmıştır. Bu değişkenler şunlardır: Cinsiyet, sınıf düzeyi, ilçe, okul türü, anne ve baba eğitim düzeyi, ailelerin ekonomik durumu, bir önceki seneki matematik puanları. Çalışmada tarama yöntemi kullanılmıştır. Araştırma evreni, 2014 – 2015 eğitim öğretim yılında Mersin ili Akdeniz, Mezitli, Toroslar ve Yenişehir ilçelerinde bulunan ortaokullarda okumakta olan öğrencilerdir. Araştırma örneklemi ise bu okullardan 14 tanesinde okumakta olan 1054 öğrencidir. Veri toplama aracı olarak “Matematik Odaklı Akademik Risk Alma Ölçeği” kullanılmıştır. Verilerin analizi için bağımsız örneklem t testi ve ANOVA uygulanmıştır. Öğrencilerin matematik odakl

  4. Comparação da contenção farmacológica com cetamina e xilazina, administradas pela via intramuscular no membro torácico ou pélvico, em jacarés-do-papo-amarelo juvenis

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    Daniela Campagnol

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Os répteis possuem um sistema porta-renal, o qual pode desviar parte do sangue proveniente das porções caudais do corpo aos rins antes que a mesma atinja a circulação sistêmica. Em vista disto, vem sendo aconselhada a administração de medicamentos injetáveis nos membros torácicos, para que se evite a filtração imediata pelo parênquima renal, causando redução do efeito esperado. O objetivo do presente estudo foi comparar aspectos qualitativos e quantitativos da associação de cetamina (30 mg/kg e xilazina (1 mg/kg, injetada no membro torácico ou pélvico, em jacarés-do-papo-amarelo (Caiman latirostris juvenis. Oito animais machos com peso médio (±DP de 1,3 (±0,3 kg e, aproximadamente, dois anos de idade foram anestesiados em duas ocasiões distintas com intervalo de sete dias. Em cada ocasião, os animais receberam, de forma aleatória, a associação anestésica por via intramuscular em membro torácico (tratamento MT ou pélvico (tratamento MP. Foram avaliados os intervalos de tempo entre a administração do tratamento e a perda do reflexo de endireitamento (período de indução, entre a perda e o retorno desse reflexo (duração do efeito clínico importante e entre o retorno do reflexo de endireitamento e os primeiros movimentos de deambulação (duração do efeito residual, as frequências cardíaca e respiratória e as temperaturas ambiental e cloacal. Os escores de sedação/anestesia foram avaliados através de uma escala com variação de 0 (alerta/consciente a 10 (anestesia profunda/sobredosagem. No tratamento MP, dois animais não apresentaram perda de reflexo de endireitamento. Considerando somente aqueles que apresentaram a perda desse reflexo, o tempo de indução (21±9 e 17±5 minutos e a duração do efeito clínico importante (35±19 e 43±21 minutos e residual (28±31 e 12±11 minutos foram similares entre os tratamentos MT e MP (média±desvio padrão. O escore de sedação foi significativamente maior

  5. Adolescents’ opinions and thoughts about consanguineous marriages: A Turkey sample

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    Funda Özpulat

    2017-01-01

    iftlerin yaptığı ikinci derece akraba evliği olarak iki şekilde incelenmektedir. Kan bağını esas alan bu evlilikler sonucunda; sakat doğumlar, genetik yapıyı bozan patolojiler, bebek ölüm hızında artış, talasemi, perinatal ölüm hızında artış, doğumsal kalp hastalığı, spontan abortus, serebral palsi prevalansında artış, Akdeniz ateşi, 5 yaş altı ölümler, meydana gelmekte özürlü çocuk doğma riski iki kat fazla olmaktadır. Amaç: Bu araştırmanın amacı; geleceğin aile kurumunu ve yapısını oluşturacak adölesan nüfusun, akraba evliliklerine yönelik görüş ve yaklaşımlarının belirlenmesi yoluyla gereksinimlerinin saptanmasıdır. Metod: Kesitsel türdeki araştırma 12 Mart 2015- 15 Şubat 2016 tarihleri arasında Konya ilinde 4 lise, Ankara ilinde 3 lise olmak üzere 7 lisedeki 2073 öğrenciyle yapılmıştır. Bulgular: Annesi ve babası arasında akraba evliliği bulunan adölesanların oranı %12,1’dir. Akrabası arasında akraba evliliği bulunanların oranı %50,8’dir. Ailesinde veya akrabasında akraba evliliği yapanlarda sağlık problemi oluşanların çoğunluğunu fiziksel engellilik oluşturmaktadır. Akraba evliliğine tamamen karşı olan adölesanların oranı %36,3’tür. Akraba evliliğinin kaynağı olarak çoğunlukla (%56,3 aileleri baskısı/isteği gösterilmiştir. Sonuç ve Öneriler: Araştırma bulgularımızda geleceğin aile birimini oluşturacak adölesan grubun akraba evliliklerine karşı kesin bir görüş sunmaması, gençlerde farkındalık ve bilincin yeterince oluşturulamadığını düşündürmektedir. Araştırma bulgularımızda akraba evliliğine yönelik bilgilerin çoğunlukla okul derslerinden öğrenildiği düşünüldüğünde okullardaki eğitim müfredatının adölesanları bilinçlendirmede değerlendirilmesi gereken bir fırsat olduğu söylenebilir. Akraba evliliğine yönelik adölesan grubu bilinçlendirme çabalarının, ülke geneline yayılan okul ve toplum

  6. EDITORIAL: Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Outgoing Editor-in-Chief

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    Hauptmann, Peter

    2012-01-01

    biological, medical and life science applications or sensors and sensing systems. Selected papers or special features in recent issues of MST attest to this development [1-3]. In parallel with these new fields, board members have always kept their eye on the other journal topics. Many papers published in MST have been downloaded very often and highly cited. This shows the acceptance and reputation of MST. Thanks to the activity of all board members over the last ten years MST has published a number of excellent review articles. This has strengthened the prestige of MST. A new series of articles was introduced under the banner of 'Perspectives' in 2008. They highlight milestones in a selected field and indicate some future challenges from the point of view of the author [4]. In summary, it can be stated that MST is on a good path. This was created thanks to the activity of all members of the Editorial Board. In recent years we have enlarged this board with well known scientists from universities and industry from all over the world. This will ensure a continuously positive development of MST. As outgoing Editor-in-Chief, I can say that I have found my task fascinating and I have enjoyed it very much. I have learned a lot in this time because I have come into close contact with a large number of scientists from a vast spectrum of technical areas and parts of our world. My special gratitude is dedicated to all the Editorial Board members of the last ten years and especially to Sharon D'Souza from IOPP. Furthermore, I would like to pass on to my successor, Professor David Birch from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, my best wishes for an enjoyable and successful tenure as Editor-in-Chief! References [1] Tanaka M, Baba T and Postek M T 2011 Nanometrology Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 020101 [2] Potyrailo R A et al 2011 RFID sensors as the common sensing platform for single-use biopharmaceutical manufacturing Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 082001 [3] Fritze H 2011 High-temperature bulk

  7. Breastfeeding: Mothers and health practitioners in the context of private medical care in Gauteng

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    Diana du Plessis

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    first six weeks.

    Purposive convenient sampling, as described by Babbie and Mouton (2002:166, was used in both phases of the study. All participants chose a gynaecologist as the primary care giver and delivered in various private hospitals in Johannesburg. Data were collected by means of an anonymous questionnaire, compiled from national and international literature, as well as personal interviews. Data from the questionnaires were analysed by hand. Descriptive statistics were applied. The interviews were analysed according to the descriptive analysis suggested by Tesch (in Creswell, 1994:155. Themes that emerged were clustered and coded. A co-coder, experienced in the field of qualitative research, assisted with the analysis of the transcripts of the interviews. A literature control was conducted to validate the findings. Ethical considerations were based on the DENOSA Ethical Standards for Nurse Researchers (1998:2.3.2–2.3.4. Themes and sub-themes were identified.

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    Ten spyte van die goed gedokumenteerde gesondheidsvoordele van borsvoeding en die aanbevelings van die Departement van Gesondheid dat vroue vir ongeveer die eerste ses weke tot een jaar uitsluitlik moet borsvoed, word gevind dat 'n groot aantal Suid-Afrikaanse vroue hul babas nie borsvoed nie, of slegs vir 'n kort tydperk borsvoed. Geen nasionale Suid-Afrikaanse statistiek is beskikbaar nie, maar 64% van moeders wat 'n babakliniek besoek het op die Wes Rand in Gauteng borsvoed steeds op ses weke, waarna die aantal borsvoedende moeders verminder tot minder as 20% op drie maande (Truter 2007. Verskeie studies het die houding van gesondheidspersoneel ten opsigte van borsvoeding bepaal, maar min is bekend oor die tipe inligting wat deur die mediese praktisyn aangebied word. Hierdie praktisyn het eerstehandse kontak met die kliente en mag inligting aanbied wat borsvoeding kan bevorder of belemmer. Die volgende vraag is dus geformuleer: Met betrekking tot borsvoeding

  8. İlköğretim Öğrencilerinin İletişim Becerilerinin Çeşitli Değişkenler Açısından İncelenmesi Investigation of Primary School Students

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    2012-09-01

    . Bu sosyal becerilerden birisi de iletişim becerisidir. Daha küçük yaşlardan itibaren verilecek beceri eğitimi ile öğrencilerimize iletişim becerileri kazandırarak içinde yaşadığı toplumda mutlu, üretken ve etkili bir insan olmasını sağlayabiliriz. Bunun için öğrencilerimizin iletişim becerileri üzerinde etkili olabilecek faktörlerin bilinmesi önem arz etmektedir. Bu araştırmanın amacı da ilköğretim öğrencilerinin iletişim becerileri üzerinde etkili olan faktörleri ortaya koymaktır. Bu amaç doğrultusunda Ersanlı ve Balcı (1998 tarafından geliştirilen “İletişim Becerileri Envanteri" Ankara ve Kırşehir'de bulunan iki ilköğretim okulunun 6., 7. ve 8. sınıflarında öğrenim gören 373 öğrenciye uygulanmıştır. Verilerin analizi SPSS 15 istatistik programı kullanılarak yapılmıştır. Verilerin analizinde; betimsel istatistik, ilişkisiz örneklemler için t-testi, tek yönlü varyans analizi (ANOVA kullanılmıştır. Araştırma sonucunda ilköğretim öğrencilerinin iletişim becerileri üzerinde öğrencilerin yaşadıkları ilin, cinsiyetin, okul öncesi eğitimin, anne-baba eğitim durumunun ve sınıf düzeyinin etkili olduğu görülmüştür. Ayrıca öğrencilerin, Türkçe dersinden aldıkları not, okudukları kitap sayısı, günlük kitap okuma süreleri arttıkça iletişim becerileri artarken günlük televizyon izleme ve bilgisayar kullanma süreleri arttıkça iletişim becerileri azalmaktadır. Bu sonuçlar doğrultusunda öğretmenlerin derslerdeöğrencilerin kendilerini daha iyi ifade edebilecekleri ortamları oluşturmaları, öğrencilerin daha fazla kitap okuması için teşvik edilmesi, çocukların okul öncesi eğitime mümkün olduğunca erken başlatılması ve ebeveynlerin çocuklarının TV ve bilgisayar başında çok fazla zaman geçirmelerine izin verilmemeleri önerilmiştir.

  9. Degradação ruminal e digestibilidade intestinal da proteína bruta de alimentos para bovinos Rumen degradation and intestinal digestibility of crude protein in feeds for cattle

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    Marcos Inácio Marcondes

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido com os objetivos de determinar as frações A e B e a taxa de degradação ruminal (Kd da matéria seca (MS e da proteína bruta (PB de 27 alimentos e avaliar a digestibilidade intestinal da proteína nãodegradada no rúmen pelas técnicas do saco de náilon móvel e de três estágios. Os alimentos avaliados foram farelos de arroz, babaçu, gérmen de milho e trigo; milho desintegrado com palha e sabugo, milho desintegrado com sabugo, milho, polpa cítrica, sorgo, amireia, farelos de algodão com 28, 38 e 46% de PB, farelos de amendoim, girassol e soja; feijão-bandinha, glúten de milho, grão de soja, levedura, promil, refinazil, cascas de cacau, café e soja e silagens de capim-elefante e milho. Para obtenção da degradabilidade ruminal da MS e PB dos alimentos, utilizaram-se sacos de náilon de 10 × 20 cm e os tempos de incubação de 0, 2, 4, 6, 12, 16, 24, 48 e 72 horas. A digestibilidade intestinal foi determinada pelas técnicas do saco de náilon móvel e de três estágios. Os dados de degradação ruminal da matéria seca e da proteína bruta, em sua maioria, estão de acordo com a literatura. A técnica dos três estágios não estimou de forma satisfatória a digestibilidade interstinal de todos os alimentos estudados em conjunto, mas foi adequada para os alimentos proteicos. A maioria dos alimentos possui aproximadamente 90% de digestibilidade da PB, com exceção das cascas de soja, café e cacau e das silagens de milho e capimelefante. A técnica de três estágios estimou corretamente a digestibilidade intestinal dos alimentos proteicos, mas recomenda-se a utilização da equação DIPB (% = -5,1906 + 1,1053 × X para corrigir a digestibilidade obtida pela técnica dos três estágios para alimentos não-proteicos.The objective of the present study was to determine the A and B fractions and the rumen degradation rate (Kd of dry matter (DM and crude protein (CP in 27 feeds and determine the

  10. Book Reviews

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    1993-01-01

    . xvii + 267 pp. -William Roseberry, Rosalie Schwartz, Lawless liberators, political banditry and Cuban independence. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 1989. x + 297 pp. -Robert L. Paquette, Robert M. Levine, Cuba in the 1850's: Through the lens of Charles DeForest Fredricks. Tampa: University of South Florida Press, 1990. xv + 86 pp. -José Sánchez-Boudy, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, The Cuban condition: Translation and identity in modern Cuban literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. viii + 185 pp. -Dick Parker, Jules R. Benjamin, The United States and the origins of the Cuban revolution: An empire of liberty in an age of national liberation. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990. xi + 235 pp. -George Irvin, Andrew Zimbalist ,The Cuban economy: Measurement and analysis of socialist performance. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1989. xiv + 220 pp., Claes Brundenius (eds -Menno Vellinga, Frank T. Fitzgerald, Managing socialism: From old Cadres to new professionals in revolutionary Cuba. New York: Praeger, 1990. xiv + 161 pp. -Patricia R. Pessar, Eugenia Georges, The making of a transnational community: Migration, development, and cultural change in the Dominican republic. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990. xi + 270 pp. -Lucía Désir, Maria Dolores Hajosy Benedetti, Earth and spirit: Healing lore and more from Puerto Rico. Maplewood NJ: Waterfront Press, 1989. xvii + 245 pp. -Thomas J. Spinner, Jr., Percy C. Hintzen, The costs of regime survival: Racial mobilization, elite domination and control of the state in Guyana and Trinidad. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. x + 240 pp. -Judith Johnson, Morton Klass, Singing with the Sai Baba: The politics of revitalization in Trinidad. Boulder CO: Westview, 1991. xvi + 187 pp. -Aisha Khan, Selwyn Ryan, The Muslimeen grab for power: Race, religion and revolution in Trinidad and Tobago. Port of Spain: Inprint Caribbean, 1991. vii + 345 pp. -Drexel G. Woodson, Patrick Bellegarde

  11. The language of poverty or the effects of language codes of lower social class children on educational processYoksulluğun dili ya da alt sosyal sınıf çocuklarının dil kodlarının eğitim sürecine etkileri

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    Müjdat Avcı

    2013-03-01

    lı’nda Erzincan İli Merkez İlçeye bağlı yoksul semtlerdeki zorunlu eğitim kurumlarında öğrenim görürken okul başarısızlığı yaşayarak devamsızlık yapıp okuldan uzaklaşan 8 öğrencinin okul başarısızlıklarının arkasında yatan sosyo-linguistik boyutu ortaya çıkarmayı hedeflemektedir. Araştırmanın kuramsal çerçevesinde çocukların aile yapısı ve okul ortamıyla ilgili iletişim sorunları ve başarısızlık konuları üzerinde yoğunlaşılmıştır. Odak grup çalışması şeklinde gerçekleşen araştırma nitel veri toplama ve değerlendirme tekniklerinin kullanıldığı betimsel bir incelemedir. Araştırmanın literatür taramasını içeren ön hazırlığı altı ay, saha çalışması ise iki ay sürmüştür. Odak grup ve derinlemesine yapılan görüşmelerle, çocukların aile ve okul yaşamında karşılaştıkları sorunlar ve anne-baba, öğretmen ve diğer kurumlara yönelik beklentileriyle ilgili verilere ulaşılmış ve kuramsal arka plan bağlamında konu ile ilgili önerilerde bulunulmuştur.

  12. Üniversite öğrencilerinde madde kullanımı, şiddet ve bazı psikolojik özellikler

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    Cahit Özer

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available ÖzetAmaç: Madde bağımlılığı günümüzde önemli bir halk sağlığı sorunudur. Bu çalışma, üniversite öğrencilerinde sigara, alkol ve uyuşturucu madde kullanımının yaygınlığını ve bunu etkileyen faktörleri araştırmak amacı ile yapıldı. Yöntem: Kesitsel tipteki bu araştırmada veriler, Hatay Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi, Ziraat Fakültesi ve Reyhanlı Sağlık Meslek Yüksek Okulu öğrencilerinden elde edildi.  Her fakülte ya da yüksek okuldan bir, iki, üç ve dördüncü sınıflardan birer şube seçildi ve sınıflarda ½ sistematik örneklem ile de öğrenciler seçildi. Çalışmaya toplam 396 öğrenci katıldı. Araştırmaya katılmayı kabul edenlere gözlem altında soru kağıdı uygulandı. Bulgular: Katılan öğrencilerin yaş ortalaması 20.9±2.3 ve %55.1’i erkektir.  Yaşam boyu sigara, alkol ve uyuşturucu madde kullanımı sırasıyla %73.2, %56.6 ve %9.6 idi. Erkeklerde sigara, alkol ve uyuşturucu madde kullanımı daha yüksek bulundu. Babasında ve kardeşinde sigara ve alkol kullanımı öyküsü olanlarda sigara ve alkol kullanımı daha yüksek saptandı.  Yakın akrabalarında uyuşturucu madde kullanımı bildirenlerde, uyuşturucu madde kullanımı daha fazla bulundu. Sigara kullananlarda şiddete uğrama ve şiddet uygulama, sigara içmeyenlere göre daha yüksek idi (pSonuç: Sigara içme, alkol ve uyuşturucu madde kullanımı Hatay’da üniversite öğrencilerinde yaygındır. Bulgularımız uçucu madde kullanımı ile yüksek sürekli kaygı ve düşük sosyal destek arasında ilişki olduğunu desteklemektedir.Anahtar Kelimeler: Madde kullanımı, üniversite öğrencileri, özsaygı, özgüven, kaygı, şiddetAbstractAim: Substance abuse is an important public health problem. This study examined the prevalence of cigarette smoking, alcohol and substance use among the university students, as well as factors associated with the use of addictive

  13. Fıtrat Hadisi’nin Osmanlı'nın Devşirme Sisteminde Hayata Aksedişi 'The Hadith of Fitrah’ And How It Is Reflected On Life Ottoman’s Devshirme System

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    Mustafa IŞIK

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    -culture on thisevent with together ‘Devshirme’. ‘Her çocuk, fıtrat üzere doğar; sonra onu ana-babası Yahudileştirir, Hıristiyanlaştırır veya Mecusîleştirir’ hadisi, temel İslam bilimlerinde ‘fıtrat hadisi’ olarak bilinir. İslami literatürde, geçmişten günümüze, bu hadis hakkında çeşitli görüşler ortaya konmuştur. Fıtrat hadisinin, klasik hadis literatüründeki kaynakları ve hadis imamlarının bu hadise bakışları açısından daha çok ‘Çocuğun ölmesi halinde dinî ve hukukî durumunun ne olacağı?’ sorusu üzerinde durulmuştur. Ancak hadis bilginleri ve bazı interdisipliner İslam âlimleri, fıtrat’ın ‘insanlığın ortak dinî temeli’ olduğuna inanmaktadırlar. Bu görüşe bağlı olarak biz, fıtrat hadisi’nin Osmanlı’daki ‘devşirme’ hadisesiyle örtüştüğünü düşünüyoruz. Devşirme sisteminin, tarihi bir olgu olarak, Osmanlı’da gerçekleşen halini ele almak istiyoruz. Bu haliyle Osmanlı Devleti bu olguyu sistemleştirip kanun, tüzük ve yönetmeliği olan bir sistem haline koymadan önce dini yönünü hesaba kattığını; bu hadisteki ‘fıtrat gerçeği’nden hareket etmiş olabileceğini; güçlü kaslar ve çalışkan beyinler sayesinde özelde devletine genelde insanlığa hizmet ettiğini var sayıyoruz. O günün dünya devleti olan Osmanlı’dan bugünün dünya devleti ABD’ye baktığımızda, işleyiş ve yöntem farklı olsa da, birtakım paralellikler görmekteyiz. Farklı asırlarda, değişik coğrafyalarda, birbirine benzemeyen iki büyük medeniyetin ortaya koyduğu uygulamadaki benzerlik ve ulaştığı ortak nokta, eğitimin, başat belirleyici olduğu gerçeğidir. Bu makalenin amacı, sadece tarihî bir fenomeni dile getirmek değil; fıtratın anlamını, geçerliliğini bu tarihî olgudan hareketle yinelemektir. Makalemizde bu konuyu fıtrat yani insanın değişmeyen varlık yapısı ve eğitim-kültürün bu yapıya etkisini ‘devşirme’ olgusuyla

  14. Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Öğretmeni Adaylarının Öğretmenlik Mesleğine İlişkin Öz-Yeterlik İnançlarının İncelenmesi Investigate Of Teacher’s Self Efficacy Beliefs Of Physical Education And Sport Teacher Canditate’s

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    Makbule BAŞBAY

    2013-09-01

    teaching profession and the attitude towards theprofession. Öğretmen öz-yeterlik inancı öğretmenlerin mesleki başarısını önemli ölçüde etkileyen etmenler arasındadır. Öğretmen öz-yeterliği beden eğitimi ve spor öğretmenleri için de en az diğer alanlar kadar önemlidir çünkü genel eğitimin tamamlayıcısı ve ayrılmaz bir parçası olan beden eğitimi aynı zamanda kişiliğin de eğitimidir. Bir öğretmenin sahip olduğu yeterliklerin oluşturulmasında en belirleyici rolü öğretmenin hizmet öncesi eğitimi oynamaktadır. Bu araştırmayla, beden eğitimi ve spor öğretmeni adaylarının öz-yeterlik inanç düzeylerini bazı değişkenlere göre incelemek ve öğretmen öz-yeterlik inançlarıyla öğretmenlik mesleğine ilişkin tutumlar arasındaki ilişkiyi ortaya koymak amaçlanmaktadır. Araştırmanın örneklemini, farklı coğrafi bölgelerden 10 devlet üniversitesinde, 1. ve 4. sınıfta öğrenim gören toplam 558 beden eğitimi ve spor öğretmeni adayı oluşturmaktadır. Öğretmen adaylarına kişisel bilgi formu, öğretmenlik mesleğine ilişkin öz-yeterlik ölçeği ve öğretmenlik mesleğine yönelik tutum ölçeği uygulanmıştır. Bulgulara göre, beden eğitimi ve spor öğretmeni adaylarının öz-yeterlik inançlarının “oldukça yeterli” düzeyde olduğu tespit edilmiştir. Cinsiyete, sınıf düzeyine, anne eğitim düzeyine, spor branşının türüne göre öğretmen adaylarının öz-yeterlik inançlarının farklılaşmadığı, ancak bölümü isteyerek seçme, baba eğitim düzeyi, düzenli spor yapma durumlarına göre anlamlı farklılıklar olduğu tespit edilmiştir. Öğretmenlik mesleğine ilişkin öz-yeterlik inancıyla, mesleğe ilişkin tutum arasında ise orta düzeyde pozitif bir ilişki olduğu görülmüştür.

  15. Analyzing self efficacy and depression levels of mothers who have children in the preschool periodOkul öncesi dönemde çocuğu olan annelerin özyeterlilik ve depresyon düzeylerinin incelenmesi

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    Gülden Uyanık Balat

    2014-09-01

    Envanteri ve Susan Halloway (2005 tarafından geliştirilen ve Zembat ve ark. (2008 tarafından Türkçeye uyarlanan Berkeley Ebeveyn Özyeterlilik Ölçeği Okul Öncesi Formu kullanılmıştır. Araştırmada verilerin uygunluğuna göre tek yönlü ANOVA, t testi, Kruskall Wallis, Mann Whitney U testlerinden ve Pearson momentler çarpımı korelasyon katsayısı tekniğinden yararlanılmıştır. Araştırmaya katılan annelerin ebeveyn özyeterlilik ve depresyon düzeyleri çocuğun yararlandığı okul türü, cinsiyeti, anne baba eğitim düzeyi, annenin yaşı, çalışma durumu ve ailenin gelir düzeyine göre incelenmiştir. Erken çocukluk döneminde çocuğu olan annelerin depresyon düzeylerinde çocuğun yararlandığı okul türünün, babanın eğitiminin ve ailenin gelir durumunun etkili olduğu ve annenin özyeterlilik düzeyi ile depresyon düzeyi arasında negatif anlamlı bir korelasyon olduğu bulunmuştur.

  16. “Lisân-I Osmânî” Üzerine Bir İnceleme A Surveying of Book Called Lisân-ı Osmânî

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    Onur AKBAŞ

    2013-03-01

    Dadım Darılır (Mama, Nanny will Scold, comedy, serial, 1919STUDY-MONOGRAPHY: Lisan-ı Osmanî (The Ottoman Language, 1914, Lisan-ı Edebiyat (The Language of Literature, 1914, Recaizade Ekrem (Recaizade Ekrem, 1924, Mesalik-i Edebiye (Ways of Literature, 1928, Namık Kemal (Namık Kemal, 1930, Lisanımız (Our Language, 1930.2Also we are going to investigate (research his book called “Lisân-I Osmânî” on our this study. Tanzimat’ın birinci dönemi, edebi türlerde sureta eskiye bağlı kalmakla beraber içerik itibariyle yeni temlerin ele alındığı bir edebiyattı. Dilde sadeleşmeyi ve sanatı toplumun ve ideolojinin emrine vermeyi gaye edinen birinci dönem edebiyatının üç saç ayağından biri elbet de Namık Kemal’dir. Ancak yenileşme süreci bu anlayış üzerine devam etmeyecek birinci dönem Tanzimatçılarının tezgahından geçen ikinci dönem Tanzimatçıları “Güzel olan her şey sanatın konusu olabilir…” (R. Mahmut Ekrem düşüncesiyle sanatı ön plana çıkardılar. İşte o anlayışın yetiştirdiği isimlerden biri de Namık Kemal’in oğlu Ali Ekrem Bolayır’dı. Sadeleşme karşısında aruzun ve Osmanlıca’nın önemli savunucularından olan Bolayır, babasının yenilik adına dokunmadığı şiirin şeklini savunmasıyla tanınan bir şairdir. 1867’de İstanbul’da doğdu. Namık Kemal’in oğludur. İlköğrenimine Hûbyâr mahalle mektebinde başladı. Fatih Askeri Rüştiyesi’ne bir müddet devam ettikten sonra oradan alınarak özel hocalar yardımıyla eğitimini tamamlamış Arapça, farsça ve Fransızca dersleri almış, dokuz-on yaşlarında şiirle uğraşmaya başlamıştır. Padişahın delaletiyle saraya mabeyn katibi olan Ali Ekrem, Mabeyn’de on sekiz yıl çalışmıştır.1906 yılında Kudüs Mutasarrıflığı’na gönderildi. İkinci Meşrutiyet’in ilanından sonra Beyrut Valiliği’ne terfi ettirilmişse de üç gün sonra bu görevinden istifa ederek İstanbul’a d

  17. Ömer Seyfeddin'in Değiş(tirilen Andı The Manipulated And Of Ömer Seyfeddin

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    Fundagül APAK

    2013-07-01

    adaptation, word/meaning oriented translation… in the target culture as a result of the act of translation. Therefore this research intends to examine what kind of changes in terms of structure and meaning And has undergone and/or been exposed to, in its editions published after the passing away of its author and in which part of the map developed by Holmes these changes have originated from. According to the theory suggested by Vermeer and Reiss, decision making bodies effective in reshaping the source text during the process of translation, will be tried to be described. Thus covering the period from the establishment of the Republic until today, a pilot study, in terms of the functions of patronage and ideologies in Turkish literature influencing the reshaping of a literary product will be presented. And; Türk edebiyatında “modern öykücülüğün babası” kabul edilen Ömer Seyfeddin’in (1884-1920 yazdığı öykülerden birinin adıdır. Bu öykünün, yazarın ölümünden sonraki baskıları incelendiğinde, kurgunun, yapı ve anlam açısından bozulduğu ve birbirinden oldukça farklı metinlere dönüştüğü görülür. Kaynak metin; yabancı bir kültürün diline çevrilmişçesine, biçim ve içerik açısından pek çok darbe almıştır. 20. yüz yılda, James Holmes (1924-1986 tarafından salt ve uygulamalı olmak üzere ikiye ayrılıp kendi içinde dallanıp budaklanan çeviribilimde, salt alandaki ürün-süreç-işlev odaklı betimleyici çalışmaların yanı sıra, içinde hem genel hem de araç-alan-düzey-metin türü-zaman-sorun ile sınırlandırılmış bölütlü çalışmaların bulunduğu kuramsal aşamalar yer alır. Çevirmen eğitimi, çeviri destekleri ve çeviri eleştirisi ise çeviribilimin uygulamalı kolunu oluşturur. Hans Vermeer ve Katharina Reiss’in geliştirdiği Skopos (amaç kuramındaysa bir kaynak metni erek kültürde yeniden biçimlendirirken belirlenen amacın çevrilen kültüre ya da çevirmenin (ki

  18. Hz. Ali’nin Menkıbevî Hayatına Dair Bir Destan: Dâstân-ı Ejderhâ A Legend about the life of Ali: The Legend of Dragon

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    Ali KOZAN

    2013-07-01

    . Türkler, İslâmiyet’i kabul etmelerini müteakip yeni bir inanç ve kültür yapısına da kapı aralamışlardır. İslâmiyet’le adeta özdeşleştirdikleri şahsiyetleri ise sözlü gelenek çerçevesinde kahramanlık hikâyeleriyle anmışlardır. Bu minvalde özellikle Hz. Muhammed, dört halife ve sahâbeler, bu menkîbelerin vazgeçilmez karakterleri olagelmişlerdir. Çalışmamızın konusunu teşkil eden Hz. Ali de söz konusu kahramanlık temalı hikâyelerde, destanlarda, menkîbelerde Hz. Muhammed’in damadı, Hz. Hasan ve Hz. Hüseyin’in babası olarak yiğit, cengâver nitelikleri ile ön plana çıkarılmıştır. Bu gelenek İslâmî Dönem Türk Tarihi’ne ait eserlerle yazıya aktarılmıştır.Hz. Ali’nin cesaret ve yiğitliğinin anlatıldığı cenknâmelerden biri olan Dâstân-ı Ejderhâ da bu türden bir eserdir. Destan, mesnevî tarzında kaleme alınmış olup, aynı zamanda efsane ve masal türlerinin kimi özelliklerini de göstermektedir. Dâstân-ı Ejderhâ adı verilen eserde, uzak bir ülkeden Hz. Muhammed’in huzuruna gelen Müslümanların şikâyet ettikleri ejderhâdan ve Hz. Muhammed’in görevlendirmesiyle sahabelerin Hz. Ali öncülüğünde ejderhâ ile yaptığı savaştan ve ejderhâyı mağlup etmesinden bahsedilmektedir. Burada Hz. Ali, kahraman şahsiyetiyle olağanüstü güçleri bünyesinde barındıran ve bu sayede din düşmanı olarak tasvir edilen ejderhâya karşı koyan ve mücadeleden çekinmeyen bir yapıya sahiptir. Destanda Hz. Ali’nin bu uğurda ölümü bile göze alabileceğine vurgu yapılmak suretiyle Müslümanları gâzaya teşvik etme amacı güdülmüştür. Ayrıca hakikatte dinin İslâm dini olduğu ve asî olanların hazin bir son ile ortadan kaldırılacağı vurgusu ile gâzilere gazâ ve cihad ülküsü kazandırmak amaçlanmıştır.Çalışmamızda öncelikle Dâstân-ı Ejderhâ adlı eserin mevcut nüshaları temin edilerek metin karşılaştırması yapılmış ve

  19. Ortaöğretim Öğrencilerinin Savaş Ve Barış Kavramı İle İlgili Düşüncelerinin Çeşitli Değişkenler Açısından Değerlendirilmesi An Evaluation Of The Views Of Secondary Education Students Over The A Of War And Peace In Terms Of Different Variables

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    Özgür AKTAŞ

    2013-09-01

    ılının birinci döneminde Ankara ilinin Altındağ, Çankaya, Mamak ve Yenimahalle ilçelerinde bulunan liselerde uygulama yapılmıştır. Araştırma tarama yöntemine dayanmaktadır. Çalışma 3026 ortaöğretim öğrencisiyle gerçekleştirilmiştir. Ortaöğretim öğrencilerinin savaş ve barış konuları ile ilgili tutumları tespit edilmeye çalışılmıştır. Savaş ve barış tutum ölçeği 40 maddeden oluşmaktadır. Elde edilen veriler SPSS 15,0 paket programıyla değerlendirilmiştir. Araştırma sonuçları değerlendirildiğinde öğrencileri cinsiyet, savaş oyunu oynayıp oynamama ve bilgisayar oyunu oynayıp oynamama değişkenlerine göre farklıkları olduğu gözlenmiştir. Öğrenciler arasında en az farklılığın ise baba eğitim düzeyi ve sınıf düzeyi arasında olduğu görülmüştür.Ortaöğretim öğrencileri insanın savaşçılık özelliği ile doğduğu şeklindeki önermeye kararsız kalmıştır. Öğrenciler savaşların Tanrının takdiri olduğu görüşüneyse katılmamıştır. Ortaöğretim öğrencileri savaşların masum insanlara acı getirdiği ve savaşların başka savaşlara yol açtığı görüşünde olmuştur. Öğrencilere göre savaşı kazanan da savaşı kaybeden de savaşsın sonuçlarından acı çekmektedir. Ortaöğretim öğrencileri en büyük başarıların savaş meydanlarında kazanıldığı fikrine kararsız bir tutum sergilemiştir. Yine öğrenciler vatanseverlik gibi yüce duyguların savaş meydanlarında doğduğu fikrinde de kararsızdır. Buna karşı öğrenciler savaş kazanmak kadar barış kazanmanın da önemli olduğunu belirtmiştir. Öğrencilere göre barışa katkı sağlayan insanlar da kahraman ilan edilmelidir.Türkiye’de savaş ve barış kavramının hangi yaşlarda anlaşılabildiğine dair araştırmalar yapılmamıştır. Bu alanda araştırmalar alana katkı sağlayacaktır. Ayrıca savaşların niteliğine göre ayrılarak da araştırma yapılmasının önemli olduğu düşünülmektedir.

  20. O sofrimento psíquico do profissional de enfermagem

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    Glaudston Silva de Paula

    2012-04-01

    satisfação do profissional. O mesmo culmina na plenitude da realização profissional, em fazer o que gosta, não obstante os dissabores e conflitos no meio.CONCLUSÃODentro da pesquisa que nos propusemos a fazer atingimos o nosso objetivo, onde nossos dados confirmam que o maior sofrimento psíquico está diretamente ligado a organização do trabalho e não com a profissão. É notório que o orgulho de ser enfermeiro se conflita com uma condição de trabalho insatisfatória gerada também pela dificuldade de relacionamento interpessoal.Os resultados nos levam a essência da profissão, que se fundamenta no cuidar com amor ao próximo, com doação e humildade, pois a grande maioria dos entrevistados se consideram plenos, realizados e felizes em sua profissão. Assim, retomamos aos primórdios da profissão, cujas bases foram erigidas por Florence Nightingale galgadas pelo rol do altruísmo. REFERÊNCIAS1.     Baba V, Galaperin BL, Lituchy TR. Occupational mental health: a study of work-related depression among nurses in the Caribbean. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 1999; 36(1: 163-9.2.     Santos MS, Trevizan MA. Sofrimento psíquico no trabalho do enfermeiro. Nursing Rev Téc Enf. 2002; 52(1: 23-28.3.     Moos RH, Cronkite RC, Finney, JW. Health and Daily Living Form Manual. 2ª ed. California: Mind Garden; 1990.4.     Pitta AM. Hospital: dor e morte como ofício. São Paulo: Hucitec; 1990.5.      Minayo MCS. O desafio do conhecimento: pesquisa qualitativa em Saúde. São Paulo: Hucitec; 2004.6.     Dejours, C. Uma nova visão do sofrimento humano nas organizações In: Chanlat, JF. O indivíduo na Organização. 3ª ed. São Paulo: Atlas; 1996.7.     Dejours, C. A loucura do trabalho: estudo de psicopatologia do trabalho. 5ª ed. São Paulo: Cortez; 1992.8.     Milanesi K, Collet N, Viera CS, Oliveira BRG. Sofrimento Psíquico em Dejours. Seminário Nacional: Estado e Políticas Sociais no Brasil. Cascavel: Edunioeste

  1. Şeyh Hâlid Efendi’nin Divan’ında İnsan-ı Kâmil Düşüncesi / The Idea Of Human Perfection In The Collection Of Sheikh Halid Effendi

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    Kadir

    2016-12-01

    Kastamonulu Ganizade Mehmed Sadık Baba. Sheikh Mehmed Halid wrote three books called Hilafetnāme, Mektubāt, and Divan. He deals with issues of Sufism (mysticism in these works. Primarily, his works dwells into the matters of morals, worship, good manners (adab, customary practices, ingenuity, existence, and love. Sheikh Mehmed Halid’s sole attempt is to explain the relationship among Allah, man and universe in an understandable way. According to Sheikh Mehmed Halid’s conception of Sufism, existence is unique and that existence is only Allah. The existence of Allah is absolute while the existence of assets is relative. Things do not exist on their own. Universe is like a mirror. What is reflected in the mirror of universe are the shadows of Allah the Omnipotent. The graces of The Divine are reflected in this mirror. All the things that exist in the universe proves the Self of Allah and his properties. Each of the things in the universe are the words of Allah. The existence of the universe is a result of Allah’s mercy. Man is the fruit of the tree of the Universe.Man is both the embodiment and the reflection of Allah. We want to discuss the position of man in between Allah and the universe with Sheikh Halid’s verses. Perceiving plurality in unity and unity in plurality, Sheikh Mehmed Halid attributes the variety of things and existence in the universe to the Divine beauties of Allah. For those who can comprehend, the plurality/ abundance in existing objects in the universe indicates singularity and uniqueness of Allah. According to Sheikh Halid, Allah is independent from and beyond all the entities that exist in the universe. However, Allah, manifests Himself in the things that he creates and the actions he takes through His divine names and properties. According to Sheikh Halid, each object is a reflection of Allah’s divine properties. Every entity in the universe glorifies Allah with all their existence. For Sheikh Halid, Seyr u Suluk is the journey from weakness

  2. İlk “Mûsikî” Ders Programları ve Zati Bey’in “Talim-i Kıraat-i Mûsikî” İsimli Eserinin Analizi The First “Mûsıkî” Curriculums And The Analysis Of The Work Of Art Named “Talim-i Kıraat-i Mûsıkî” Of Zati Bey

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    Cahit AKSU

    2013-03-01

    cumhuriyet döneminde üretilen müzik eğitimikitaplarına rehberlik etmiştir. Bu kitapta yer alan çocuk şarkılarındakikonular, Türk insanının o zamanki duygu, düşünce, hissiyat veihtiyaçlarına işaret etmektedir. Savaşta şehirlerin kaybedilmesindenkaynaklanan büyük üzüntü, mücadele eden orduya maddi olarak dayardım etmenin erdemi, İstiklal Savaşı ile Türklük gururu, tarımsalkalkınmanın, üretimin ve tutumlu olmanın önemi bu kitaptakişarkılarda ele alınan başlıca konulardır. Kitapta bulunan şarkılarda elealınan konular şu şekildedir: “Oyun, Organlar, Günler, Sayılar,Mevsimler, Tasarruf Bilinci, Çalışmanın Önemi, Allah Sevgisi,Beslenme, Doğa Sevgisi, Anne-Baba Sevgisi, Eğitimin Önemi, Özlem,Kahramanlık, Vatan Sevgisi.”Cumhuriyet döneminin ilk yıllarında yazılan „Talim-i Kıraat-iMusiki” isimli eserde yer alan şarkılardaki konu çeşitliliğini diğerçalışmalarla karşılaştırdığımızda, konuların doğru bir pedagojikyaklaşımla ele alındığını ve bu karakteristiğiyle de ondan sonra yazılanbenzer müzik eğitimi kitaplarına öncülük ettiğini görmekteyiz.

  3. Measuring the degree of life quality satisfaction of old neighborhoods of Aran and Bidgol County

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    M. Shaterian

    2012-01-01

    is 74.3%. Satisfaction of living in the area is 74.7%. Facilities and educational areas is 43.5%, social trust is 55.9% and being proud of and belongings to the area of living is 72.4%.And general satisfaction (all economic, social, environmental and services shows that in social part we see satisfaction more than other parts and then we have economic indicators, service indicator, while the environmental indicator has the least satisfaction.The results for socio-economic status with the satisfaction gained through applying Pearson, Kendal and Spearman tests show that according to the significance level which is more than 0.5%, there is a relation between these variables and the hypothesis is confirmed. Therefore, it can be said that, the higher the level of socio-economic status, the more satisfaction of life quality indicators.4- Conclusion The results have shown that in different parts satisfaction in old parts inhabitants is more in social indicators and economic, service, environmental are the next. Having a general view, we can evaluate the satisfaction in old part of Aran and Bidgol of the life quality indicators in all factors which shows that those who have plan for cities have not considered the important role of people.5- SuggestionsFinally, it can be concluded that we can not ignore the influence of socio-economic status of people in having or not having satisfaction. The organizations’ proper functions in cities affairs and supporting the inhabitant's needs can provide their comforts and on the other hand lead them to participate in the cities affairs.ReferencesBaba, Y. and Austin, D. M. (1989, Neighborhood Environmental Satisfaction, Victimization, and Social Participation as Determinants of Perceived Neighborhood Safety, Environment and Behaviour, No 21 (6, pp763-780.Bahrami Nejad, D. (2004, survey and assessment of the urban environment quality in the inner city a case study of shraz, Master degree thesis urban and regional planning, shiraz

  4. El HTLV-I y la PET/HAM un modelo de investigación en virología y biología molecular

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    Felipe García Vallejo

    2004-03-01

    disease outcome. JAIDS and Hum. Retrovirol 1996; 13 :s146-s153.

    10. DOMÍNGUEZ M. C, TAMAYO O., EIZURU Y., VILLALOBOS J., GARCÍA-VALLEJO F. Spatial distribution of the Human T-Lymphotropic virus Type I (HTLV-Tax protein molecular mimicry in normal spinal cord of rats. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2003; 19: S-41.

    11. CABRERA J, GARCÍA-VALLEJO F. Aumento del número de amplicones obtenidos por IPCR en el ADN de personas seropositivas para HTLV-I afectadas con PET/HAM. Colombia Médica 2000; 31: 169-175.

    12. GARCÍA-VALLEJO F, CABRERA-MONCAYO J, MIYAKE H, CERÓN F, CASTILLO A, BABA M, et al. Molecular biology of the integration of human T-Lymphotropic virus (HTLV Type I proviral DNA in the genome of lymphocytes. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2003; 19: S-59.

    13. GARCÍA-VALLEJO F, CABRERA-MONCAYO J, CASTILLO A, EIZURU Y, AKIBA S, CERÓN F, et al. Molecular fingerprinting of the human T-Lymphotropic (HTLV type I integrated provirus using a substractive hybridization of AFLP fragments methodology (SHAFLP. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2003; 19: S-58.

    14. PANAY J, GARCIA-VALLEJO F, CASTILLO A, ORDÓÑEZ P, DOMÍNGUEZ M, CEBALLOS C. A computational model of the HTLV-1 Integrase. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2003; 19: S-60.