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  1. Vigas de concreto reforçadas com bambu Dendrocalamus giganteus. I: análise experimental Concrete beams reinforced with bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus. I: experimental analysis

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    Humberto C. Lima Júnior

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, apresenta-se e se discute um estudo experimental sobre o comportamento estrutural de vigas de concreto reforçadas com bambu. Ensaiaram-se dez vigas de concreto armado, sendo oito vigas armadas longitudinalmente com varas de bambu Dendrocalamus giganteus e duas vigas de referência, armadas com barras de aço. Duas variáveis foram estudadas: a taxa de armadura longitudinal (1,6 e 3,2% e a relação área/perímetro das varas de bambu (0,25 e 0,33 cm. Para cada combinação de variáveis foram confeccionadas duas vigas. Curvas força vs. deslocamento e força vs. deformação dos materiais são apresentadas e discutidas. Constatou-se que o comportamento estrutural das vigas de concreto reforçadas com bambu segue a teoria de flexão de Bernoulli-Kirchoff, sendo possível a aplicação dos procedimentos usuais de dimensionamento do concreto armado no projeto desses elementos. Observou-se, também, que a capacidade de carga dessas vigas se assemelha à das vigas de aço; contudo, estas são mais rígidas que aquelas.In this paper, an experimental study about bamboo reinforced concrete beams is presented and discussed. Ten reinforced concrete beams were tested, where eight of them were reinforced with Dendrocalamus giganteus bamboo-splint and two reference beams were reinforced with steel bars. Two factors were studied: the longitudinal reinforcement ratio (1.6 and 3.2% and the area/perimeter ratio of the bamboo-splint (0.25 and 0.33 cm. For each factor combination, two beams were cast. Force vs. displacement and force vs. strain curves are presented and discussed. It was found out that the structural behaviour of bamboo-concrete beams follow the Bernoulli-Kirchoff bending theory. Therefore, the usual design procedures of reinforced concrete can be used to design the bamboo-concrete beams. The load capacity of the bamboo-concrete beams is almost the same as that of reinforced with steel; nevertheless, are more stiffer than those

  2. Análise química do bambu-gigante (Dendrocalamus giganteus Wall. ex Munro em diferentes idades

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    Nelson Potenciano Marinho

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198050985749O bambu é uma planta monocotiledônea de origem tropical, de rápido crescimento, sendo considerado um importante regenerador ambiental devido ao seu sistema radicular. O Dendrocalamus giganteus é popularmente conhecido por bambu-gigante, sendo uma espécie entouceirante de grande porte, cujos colmos podem variar de 24 a 40 metros de altura, com diâmetros entre 10 e 20 cm. Esse trabalho teve como objetivo analisar quimicamente os colmos do bambu-gigante visando fornecer informações sobre a sua composição química nas idades de 2 a 6 anos. Os colmos do bambu foram coletados na área Experimental Agrícola do Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica da UNESP-Bauru, onde é realizado o manejo sistemático de diversas espécies de bambu para fins de pesquisas e divulgação dessa planta. Foram retiradas amostras da base entre bambus com idade de 2 a 6 anos de uma mesma touceira, totalizando 5 amostras, com 2 metros de altura cada, colhidas na lua minguante no mês de março. As análises químicas foram feitas com os entrenós, utilizando as normas e procedimentos da TAPPI. A porcentagem média de extrativos em água quente, extrativos em água fria, extrativos totais e teor de cinzas não apresentaram relação direta com a idade. A maior porcentagem de extrativos em água quente, com valor de 12,04%, extrativos em água fria, com 10,25%, e extrativos totais, com 12,91%, foi observada aos 2 anos de idade. A maior porcentagem de cinzas foi obtida aos três anos, com valores de 1,09%. O teor médio de extrativos em NaOH diminui de 25,72% aos dois anos para 20,17% aos seis anos de idade. O mesmo comportamento foi observado para os extrativos em etanol tolueno, diminuindo de 10,91% para 4,61%. O teor médio de lignina não sofreu influência da idade, variando de 22,66 a 24,11%.

  3. Caracterização físico-mecânica do laminado colado de bambu (Dendrocalamus giganteus.

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    Juarez Benigno Paes

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo avaliar a influência do tratamento preservativo e do tipo de adesivo nas propriedades físico-mecânicas do laminado colado, confeccionado com o bambu Dendrocalamus giganteus. Para tanto, colmos de bambu foram tratados pelo método de imersão em produto químico (solução de 1% de ingredientes ativos de borato de cobre cromatado - CCB e em água, durante 15 dias. Dos colmos tratados, foram retiradas as camadas externa e interna, obtendo-se lâminas com espessuras de 4 mm, comprimento de 45 cm e largura de 5 cm. Para a colagem das lâminas, utilizaram-se os adesivos "Cascophen RS" (resorcinol-formol e "Cascorez-Extra" (acetato polivinílico. O adesivo à base de resorcinol-formol proporcionou maior resistência à umidade ao BLC, quando comparado àquele à base de acetato polivinílico, tendo as amostras provenientes de peças tratadas com CCB sido mais estáveis que as tratadas com água. Dentre as propriedades mecânicas testadas, o adesivo apresentou resultado significativo para o cisalhamento na linha de cola e o tratamento preservativo para o MOE. A interação dos fatores adesivo e tratamento foi significativa para o MOE, resistência a compressão paralela ao cisalhamento na linha de cola, tendo as peças tratadas com água e aderidas com resorcinol-formol apresentado melhores resultados para o MOE e compressão paralela às fibras e aquelas tratadas com CCB, para o cisalhamento na linha de cola.

  4. ANÁLISE QUÍMICA DO BAMBU-GIGANTE (DENDROCALAMUS GIGANTEUS WALL. EX MUNRO EM DIFERENTES IDADES

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    Nelson Potenciano Marinho

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Bamboo is a monocotyledon of tropical origin which grows fast and is considered an important environment regenerator because of its root system. Dendrocalamus giganteus is popular learned by giant bamboo, being a big bush species, its culms can be from 24 to 40 meters high, with diameters from 10 and 20 centimeters. This work had the objective of a chemical analysis from giant bamboo to aim at giving information from its chemical composition from 2 to 6 years of age. Bamboo culms were collected in the Agriculture Experimental area of the Mechanical Engineering Department of UNESP -Bauru, where it is carried out the systematic handling from different bamboo species to this plant research and divulgation. Samples from base were collected from 2 and 6 years in the same bush, in total of 5 samples, with 2 high meters each, cropped in March, half moon. Chemical analysis was done with internodes using TAPPI Methods. The average percentage extractives from hot water, cool water, total extractives and ash content were not related to the age. The major percentage of hot water extractives, with values of 12.04%, cold water extractives, with 10.25%, and total extractives, with 12.91%, was observed by the age of two years. The major ash content was obtained on three years, with value of 1.09%. The mean value of NaOH extractives decreased from 25.72%, in two years, to 20.17% at six years old. The same behavior was observed for ethanol toluene extractives, decreasing from 10.91% to 4.61%. The mean lignin content was not influenced by age, varying from 22.66 to 24.11%.

  5. SIFAT MEKANIS BAMBU BETUNG (Dendrocalamus asper

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    Fengky S. Yoresta

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan mendapatkan nilai kekakuan dan kekuatan lentur maksimum bambu betung (Dendrocalamus asper dengan posisi kulit bambu yang berbeda, serta untuk menentukan nilai kekuatan tarik sejajar serat bambu betung. Kekakuan, kekuatan lentur maksimum, dan kekuatan tarik sejajar serat berturut-turut dinyatakan dalam MOE (modulus of elastcity, MOR (modulus of rupture, dan σtr// (maximum tensile strength. Bambu betung yang berumur +­ 4 tahun digunakan dalam penelitian ini. Sepuluh spesimen uji masing-masing digunakan untuk pengujian lentur dengan posisi kulit bambu di serat atas/daerah tekan, di serat bawah/daerah tarik, dan pengujian tarik sejajar serat. Pengujian dilaboratorium dilakukan berdasarkan ASTM D143-05. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa posisi kulit bambu mempengaruhi nilai MOE dan MOR. Bambu dengan posisi kulit di serat atas/daerah tekan cenderung memiliki nilai MOE dan MOR lebih tinggi dibandingkan bambu dengan posisi kulit di serat bawah/daerah tarik. Bambu dengan posisi kulit di serat atas memiliki nilai MOE = 62118,90 kg/cm2dan MOR = 826,36 kg/cm2, sedangkan bambu dengan posisi kulit di serat bawah memiliki nilai MOE = 51563,20 kg/cm2dan MOR = 633,38 kg/cm2. Kekuatan tarik sejajar serat bambu diperoleh sebesar 2309,00 kg/cm2. Kata Kunci: Kekakuan, Kekuatan Lentur, MOE, MOR, Kekuatan Tarik

  6. Production of Particleboards with Bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus Reinforcement

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    Ulysses José Zaia

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The focus of this research was to study the utilization of residues from bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus lamination in the manufacturing of panels for structural purposes. Bamboo particleboards were produced under three conditions: pure boards, reinforced with bamboo laminas, and with treated particles. Castor oil-based polyurethane was the resin binder, in view of using lower toxicity materials. The mechanical tests were performed according to Brazilian Standard (NBR 14810-3 (2006 and European Standard (EN 310 (2000. The results were superior to those recommended by these and other standards for internal adhesion resistance, modulus of rupture, and elasticity in static bending, as well as to the results of other studies. Starch treatment was an unnecessary stage. According to the conditions of this process, the studied panels showed a good potential for construction use. Moreover, the bamboo particleboards are an economically viable, environmentally friendly, and sustainable alternative for the use of waste generated during the processing of Dendrocalamus giganteus bamboo species, allied with castor oil-based polyurethane resin. The reinforced particleboard and its production process are being licensed as an Innovation Patent in Brazil, (BR 1020130133919-1-2013.

  7. Pengaruh Lama Penyinaran Gelombang Mikro Terhadap Pembentukan Struktur dan Sifat Thermal Karbon Hitam dari Bambu Ori (Bambusa arundinacea dan Bambu Petung (Dendrocalamus asper

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    Rahma Rei Sakura

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Bambu merupakan salah satu tumbuhan yang memiliki bentuk batang tinggi, berongga, berbentuk bulat dan memiliki kekuatan yang baik. Penelitian ini bertujuan mempelajari pengaruh proses penyinaran gelombang mikro terhadap pembentukan struktur dan sifat thermal karbon hitam dari bambu ori (Bambusa arundinacea dan bambu petung (Dendrocalamus asper. Metode sintesis karbon hitam yaitu dengan melakukan penyinaran gelombang mikro dengan variasi lama penyinaran selama 1, 2, 3, 4, dan 5 menit, serta variasi daya 400, 600, dan 800 watt. Pengujian nilai kalor terhadap karbon hitam untuk mengetahui potensi bahan bakar. Perubahan gugus fungsi diuji dengan Fourier Transforms Infrared Spectrometer. Untuk mengidentifikasi senyawa atau fasa, dilakukan pengujian X-Ray Difraction. Struktur mikro akan dipelajari menggunakan uji Scanning Electron Microscope. Hasil dari pengujian tersebut yaitu semakin lama pemanasan gelombang mikro, maka berat sisa yang dihasilkan semakin sedikit. Semakin tinggi daya, maka karbon yang dihasilkan semakin homogen. Waktu pemanasan yang semakin lama, mengakibatkan karbon yang terbentuk semakin baik dan homogen.

  8. EVALUATION OF FIBER DIMENSIONS OF Dendrocalamus giganteus (Wall Munro BAMBOO CULMS AT DIFFERENT AGES

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    Nelson Potenciano Marinho

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1980509813342This study aimed to evaluate the fiber dimension of Dendrocalamus giganteus culms in 2-6 years old. Samples from basal portion of culms were macerated and sliced in sliding microtome for dimension fibers evaluation and histological cut production. Results showed that fibers increased in length with culms age, being the smallest and the biggest lengths 3266 and 3878.57 μm, observed in 3º and 6º years, respectively. The fibers showed smaller and bigger wall thickness in 6º and 2º years, with value of 7.11 and 10.46 μm, respectively. The anatomical tissue of culms varied from 12.8, 47.6 and 39.6 for vascular bundles, fibers and parenchyma, respectively.

  9. Profiling the Chemical Composition and Growth Strain of Giant Bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro

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    Hui-Ting Chang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The chemical composition of the wax layer and green epidermis at the surface of giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro culms were conveniently analyzed through the diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform (DRIFT with Si-Carb sampling technique. Results from the radial lignin content profiling of giant bamboo showed that the lignin content in the middle layer was lower than the layers either from the inner or outer culms. As for the longitudinal depth profiling, the lignin contents of bamboo culms increased gradually from the top toward base portion. The distribution of growth strains in the radial direction of giant bamboo culm was investigated by the kerf method with strain gauges. The longitudinal tensile strains in various positions of giant bamboo culm were found to decrease in the order of the middle layer, the outer layer, and the inner layer. The tensile strains of different layers in the radial direction of giant bamboo culm correlate with their lignin content. The highest tensile strain on the middle layer of the bamboo culm was associated with the lowest lignin content. These results provided experimental evidence in the relationship between longitudinal tensile strain and lignin content of bamboo culm.

  10. PEMANFAATAN SERESAH DAUN BAMBU (Dendrocalamus asper SEBAGAI BIOHERBISIDA PENGENDALI GULMA YANG RAMAH LINGKUNGAN

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    Lutfy Ditya Cahyanti

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Uncontrolled weed growth in the early stages of crop establishment, can decrease final crop yield. Phytochemical compounds from bamboo’s (Dendrocalamus sasper leaves known as flavonoids, phenolic and coumarin that inhibit the growth and development of weeds. The objective of this study was to utilizing bamboo’s leaves litter as bioherbicide for sustainable agricultural system. Weedy area used for observation of the effectiveness solution of bamboo’s leaves litter as bioherbicide is 1 m², first area for solution of bamboo’s leaves litter 10%, the second area for solution of bamboo’s leaves litter 5% and third plot only distilled water as a control treatment. Weeds SDR observations was done before spraying and 7 days after spraying bamboo’s leaves litter. The selected plot is a plot with diverse species of weeds. Observations SDR weeds to determine the level of effectiveness of a solution of bamboo’s leaf litter, was conducted used quadrant plots Weed species that dominated on our plot are Mikania micrantha, Eleusine indica, Cyperus rotundus, Cynodon stolon, Cynodon dactylon, Axonopus compressus dan Sanchus arvensis. Solution of bamboo’s leaves litter as bioherbicide are only capable controlled bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon, both at a dose of 5 % and 10 %. For other species, solution of bamboo’s leaves litter did not work at

  11. Ensaios de arrancamento e de empuxamento aplicados a taliscas de bambu encravadas em corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento

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    Wilza G. R. Lopes; Wesley J. Freire; Gisleiva C. dos S. Ferreira

    2002-01-01

    Neste trabalho, taliscas de bambu da espécie Dendrocalamus giganteus, engastadas em corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento, foram submetidas a ensaios de arrancamento (pull-out) e de empuxamento (push-out) a fim de se determinar sua resistência de aderência. Para esta finalidade, foi utilizado um solo-cimento feito a partir de um solo arenoso que continha aproximadamente 70% de areia. Corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento, de 15 cm de diâmetro e 30 cm de altura, foram moldados com 14% de cimento na umidad...

  12. Análise mecânica de pilares mistos bambu-concreto Mechanical analysis of hybrid bamboo-concrete columns

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    Humberto C. Lima Júnior

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o comportamento de pilares de bambu da espécie Dendrocalamus giganteus com e sem o preenchimento interior de concreto. Foram ensaiados, a compressão axial, 18 pilares com comprimentos de 1, 1,5 e 2 m e, para cada comprimento, tal como 6 pilares, sendo 3 mistos de bambu-concreto e 3 formados apenas por colmos de bambu. Os resultados foram analisados através da teoria da instabilidade de casca cilíndrica e das propriedades mecânicas dos materiais. Curvas força vs. deformação, teóricas e experimentais, são apresentadas e a influência do comprimento dos pilares sobre as últimas forças resistentes foi avaliada por meio de análise de variância. Os pilares mistos bambu-concreto apresentaram comportamento não-linear e, em média, suas últimas forças resistentes mostraram valor da ordem de 50% da obtida pela Teoria da Resistência dos Materiais; já os pilares formados apenas por colmos de bambu, indicaram comportamento linear e suas últimas forças diferiram apenas 5% das teóricas, calculadas pela Teoria da Resistência dos Materiais. Verifica-se que a utilização de pilares de bambu sem preenchimento de concreto apresenta maior viabilidade estrutural e econômica, podendo ser utilizada em obras de pequeno porte e de baixo custo.This work aimed to investigate the mechanical behaviour of Dendrocalamus giganteus bamboo columns filled with concrete. Eighteen columns were tested under axial compression. The columns were 1, 1.5 and 2 m high and, for each height, 6 columns were studied, in which three were filled with concrete and three were made only with the bamboo culms. The results were analysed by the instability theory of cylindrical shell and by the mechanical properties of the material. Theoretical and experimental load versus strain curves are presented and the influence of column height on the columns load capacity were evaluated by variance analysis. The bamboo-concrete columns presented a

  13. PENGUJIAN SIFAT FISIS-MEKANIS DAN NONDESTRUKTIF METODE GELOMBANG SUARA PAPAN WOL SEMEN BERKERAPATAN SEDANG-TINGGI BAMBU BETUNG (DENDROCALAMUS ASPER

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    Lina Karlinasari

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Cement board is a composite wood product has advantages such as fire resistance, termite, water resistant, and has good sound insulation properties. Bamboo is suitable material that can be used as a raw material of cement board. The objectove of this study was to determine the physical-mechanical properties of wool cement boards from betung bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper in various densities. Mechanical testing included nondestructive testing performed using the sound waves velocity method (stress wave velocity. The material used was particles of wool/ excelsior dimensions. The adhesive used was Portland cement type I by the ratio of bamboo: cement: water 1:2:1. Target board densities were 0.5 g/cm3; 0.8 g/cm3; and 1.0 g/cm3. The results showed the higher density of the board the higher mechanical properties of boards. The difference density cement board was more influential on mechanical properties (MOE, MOR, SW board compared with those physical properties. Nondestrcutive testing using sound waves velocity method can be used to predict mechanical bending properties of wool cement board of betung bamboo as indicated by the close relationship between the parameter estimators (dynamic MOE and static testing value (MOE and MOR.

  14. INVENTARISASI JENIS-JENIS BAMBU YANG BERPOTENSI SEBAGAI OBAT DI KABUPATEN KARANGASEM BALI

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    Wawan Sujarwo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Bamboo occurs from lowland to highland. It is commonly utilized for construction, handicrafts and households, but its use as medicine is less known. This inventory revealed that there are six bamboo species that are potential to be used as medicine, i.e. bambu tali (Gigantochloa opus (J.A. & J.H. Schult. Kurz, bambu ampel gading (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex Wendl. var stricta, bambu pingit (Gigantochloa hasskarliana (Kurz Backer ex Heyne, bambu tamblang gading (Schizostachyum brachycladum Kurz, bambu buluh lengis (Schizostachyum lima (Blanco Merr. and bambu petung (Dendrocalamus asper (Schult. Backer ex Heyne. Further research is needed to determine the content of active compounds of those bamboo.

  15. Caracterização física e térmica de compósito de poliuretano derivado de óleo de mamona associado com partículas de bambu Physical and thermal characterization of polyurethane based on castor oil composite with bamboo particles

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    P. Marinho Nelson

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Compósitos de resina Poliuretana (PU derivada de óleo de mamona e partículas de bambu (Dendrocalamus giganteus foram preparados com 10, 15 e 20% em peso de PU pelo processo de prensagem. O objetivo do presente estudo foi criar uma solução para aproveitar resíduos da manufatura do bambu, minimizando impactos negativos ao meio ambiente, adicionando-lhe uma resina que não contém compostos orgânicos voláteis (COV. A sua caracterização foi feita através de análises físicas e termogravimetria. A associação de PU com partículas de bambu produziu efeitos esperados como a diminuição no teor de umidade, inchamento e absorção de água com o aumento do percentual de PU. Nos ensaios de dureza Shore D obteve-se um aumento gradual da rigidez superficial com o acréscimo em percentual de resina PU.Composites of Polyurethane (PU resin derived from castor oil and bamboo particles (Dendrocalamus giganteus were prepared by pressing with 10, 15 and 20% weight of PU. The aim of this study was to develop a new application of wastes from bamboo manufacture, minimizing the negative impact to the environment, adding a resin free of volatile organic compounds (COV. The composite characterization was performed with physical and thermogravimetric analysis. The association of PU and bamboo particles produced the expected effects, including a decrease in moisture content, swelling and water absorption as PU percentage increased. The Shore D hardness increased with the percentage of resin PU in the composite.

  16. RESISTÊNCIA DE DUAS ESPÉCIES DE BAMBU TRATADAS CONTRA FUNGOS XILÓFAGOS

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    Rogy Frigeri Tiburtino

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOO objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a resistência de bambus das espécies Bambusa vulgaris e Dendrocalamus giganteus após serem expostos a três métodos de tratamentos químicos preservativos, contra a ação dos fungos Postia placenta e Polyporus fumosus. Os métodos de tratamento empregados foram o de transpiração (diafragma íntegro e rompido, imersão prolongada e Boucherie modificado. As hastes de bambu foram transformadas em colmos de 2,0 m de comprimento e tratadas em solução de 1 ou 3% de ingredientes ativos (i.a. de um produto comercial à base de cobre, cromo e boro (CCB. Nos métodos por transpiração e imersão prolongada, os colmos foram expostos nas soluções por períodos de 5, 10 ou 15 dias, enquanto no método de Boucherie modificado não houve segregação do tratamento entre tempos de tratamento. Para avaliar a eficiência dos tratamentos, foram empregados os fungos Postia placenta e Polyporus fumosus. A partir dos resultados, observou-se que, em média, em ambas as espécies de bambu tratadas e métodos empregados, a perda de massa das amostras de bambu, depois de submetidas ao ataque dos fungos, foi baixa, tendo variado de 2,44 a 14,26%.

  17. Ensaios de arrancamento e de empuxamento aplicados a taliscas de bambu encravadas em corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento Pull-out and push-in tests of bamboo splint embedded in soil-cement specimen

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    Wilza G. R. Lopes

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, taliscas de bambu da espécie Dendrocalamus giganteus, engastadas em corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento, foram submetidas a ensaios de arrancamento (pull-out e de empuxamento (push-out a fim de se determinar sua resistência de aderência. Para esta finalidade, foi utilizado um solo-cimento feito a partir de um solo arenoso que continha aproximadamente 70% de areia. Corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento, de 15 cm de diâmetro e 30 cm de altura, foram moldados com 14% de cimento na umidade ótima de 10,7%. As taliscas de bambu foram preparadas com 2 cm de largura e comprimentos de 40, 50 e 60 cm, para o ensaio de arrancamento, e de 70 cm para o ensaio de empuxamento. Metade das taliscas foi deixada sem tratamento impermeabilizante e a outra metade foi revestida com emulsão asfáltica, impregnada com areia limpa grossa, para produzir uma superfície áspera e garantir melhor aderência com o solo-cimento. Os corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento com as taliscas de bambu engastadas, foram deixados a curar em câmara úmida, durante 28 d, antes de serem ensaiados. Ambos os ensaios foram realizados em uma máquina universal de ensaio adaptada, sendo as deformações medidas com um relógio comparador aferido, de sensibilidade igual a 0,01 mm. A resistência de aderência, quer fosse determinada pelo ensaio de arrancamento quer pelo ensaio de empuxamento, foi obtida dividindo-se a máxima carga verificada no ensaio pela área lateral da talisca de bambu efetivamente engastada no solo-cimento. Os melhores resultados foram obtidos sem aplicação de material impermeabilizante, para o ensaio de arrancamento, enquanto nenhuma diferença foi observada entre os dois tratamentos para o ensaio de empuxamento.In this study, Dendrocalamus giganteus bamboo splints (split culm embedded in soil-cement specimens were submitted to pull-out and push-in tests in order to determine its bonding strength. For this purpose a sandy soil was utilized. The 15.0 cm diameter

  18. Pengaruh Ukuran Pelupuh (Zephyr) Dan Buku Bambu (Node) Terhadap Kualitas Laminasi Bambu Betung (Dendrocalamus asper)

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    Nadia, Annisa

    2015-01-01

    The bamboo form is like a tubular with a circular cavity in the base and the top, so to make it as a construction material, the form of bamboo need to be changed for easy to use. One method that can be used to change the form of bamboo is with laminated technology. The goals from this research are to evaluate the effect of zephyr’s size dan bamboo’s node existence on physical and mechanical properties of bamboo laminated, and determine the best zephyr’s size and bamboo’s node for laminated m...

  19. INFLUÊNCIAS DA ESPÉCIE, TRATAMENTO PRESERVATIVO E ADESIVOS NAS PROPRIEDADES FÍSICAS DO BAMBU LAMINADO COLADO

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    Rafael Amorim Rosa

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This work aimed to evaluate the physical properties of laminated bamboo lumber - LBL in relation to species, preservative treatments and adhesive employed. Laths of Dendrocalamus giganteus and Bambusa vulgaris bamboos older than three years were produced cross-linked polyvinil acetate (PVAc the other in solution of disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (Na 2 B 8 O 13 4H 2 O - Timbor, with 2% concentration, during 15 days. After treated and air season, the laths were transformed into strips with dimensions of 0.5 x 3.0 x 45 cm (thickness x width x length and employed in the manufacture of laminated bamboo lumbers. The adhesives used for gluing the strips were the basis of polymer isocyanate emulsion (PIE, melamine urea formaldehyde (MUF, polyvinyl acetate cross (PVAc and resorcinol formaldehyde (RF. The preservative treatments and the adhesives did not influence the densities of LBLs manufactured with Dendrocalamus giganteus . For the Bambusa vulgaris, the densities of LBLs were affected by the type of adhesive. It was observed that the LBLs manufactured with Dendrocalamus giganteus had a higher dimensional stability than those produced with the Bambusa vulgaris . The MUF and RF adhesives have given greater dimensional stability to the BLCs produced with both species of bamboo. The LBLs adhered with EPI or PVA had greater delamination, regardless the species of bamboo and the preservative treatment, not being suitable for external uses.

  20. ANALISIS POTENSI TEGAKAN BAMBU PARRING (Gigantochloa atter) SEBAGAI PENYERAP DAN PENYIMPAN KARBON (Studi Kasus Pengelolaan Hutan Bambu Rakyat di Tanralili Kabupaten Maros)

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    Baharuddin

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    Analisis Potensi Tegakan Bambu Parring (Gigantochloa atter) Sebagai Penyerap Dan Penyimpan Karbon:Studi Kasus Pengelolaan Hutan Bambu Rakyat di Tanralili Kabupaten Maros. (dibimbing oleh Djamal Sanusi, Daud Malamassam, dan Kaimuddin. Peneltian ini bertujuan, menghitung potensi bambu, biomassa bambu, serapan CO2 dan cadangan karbon pada hutan rakyat bambu. Menentukan model pendugaan biomassa terbaik sebagai dasar dalam perhitungan potensi serapan karbon bambu. Menganalisis pengelolaan...

  1. Vigas de concreto armadas com bambu

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    Gisleiva Cristina dos Santos Ferreira

    2002-01-01

    Resumo: A utilização do bambu como armadura em vigas de concreto pode viabilizar construções rurais, uma vez que se trata de material de baixo custo e de fácil obtenção no meio rural. Neste sentido, este trabalho pretendeu apresentar soluções aos principais problemas de utilização do bambu como armadura em elementos estruturais de concreto, tais como o modelo de dimensionamento e a aderência do bambu ao concreto. Para tanto, foram construídas seis vigas de concreto armadas com taliscas de bam...

  2. PERANCANGAN MESIN PENYAYAT BAMBU SECARA ERGONOMIS

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    Agung Kristanto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Jamboel Kipas adalah UKM yang memproduksi souvenir kipas dengan sistem pesanan make to order. Seiring perkembangan waktu, Jamboel Kipas tidak dapat memenuhi pesanan karena keterbatasan kapasitas produksi souvenir kipas. Hal ini disebabkan karena waktu proses yang lama terjadi pada bagian penyayatan bambu, yaitu sebesar 22 detik/iratan. Penelitian ini ditujukan untuk meningkatkan produktivitas penyayatan bambu serta memperbaiki posisi operator saat bekerja, dengan perancangan mesin penyayat bambu berdasar anthropometri ukuran tubuh operator, keluhan selama bekerja, dan waktu proses penyayatan bambu. Hasil penelitian setelah perancangan menunjukan posisi operator saat bekerja cukup ergonomis karena ukuran tempat kerja disesuaikan dengan dimensi antropometri operator. Waktu baku pada kondisi sebelum perancangan sebesar 21,16 detik/iratan dan output standar sebesar 170,09 iratan/jam. Sedangkan setelah perancangan sebesar 4,42 detik/iratan dan output standarnya sebesar 815,22 iratan/jam dengan peningkatan output standar 479,46%, terjadi penurunan waktu baku sebesar 378,73%. Sementara itu nilai break event point terjadi ketika UKM Jamboel Kipas sudah memproduksi 12927 kipas.

  3. PERANCANGAN MESIN PENYAYAT BAMBU SECARA ERGONOMIS

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    Agung Kristanto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Jamboel Kipas adalah UKM yang memproduksi souvenir kipas dengan sistem pesanan make to order. Seiring perkembangan waktu, Jamboel Kipas tidak dapat memenuhi pesanan karena keterbatasan kapasitas produksi souvenir kipas. Hal ini disebabkan karena waktu proses yang lama terjadi pada bagian penyayatan bambu, yaitu sebesar 22 detik/iratan. Penelitian ini ditujukan untuk meningkatkan produktivitas penyayatan bambu serta memperbaiki posisi operator saat bekerja, dengan perancangan mesin penyayat bambu berdasar anthropometri ukuran tubuh operator, keluhan selama bekerja, dan waktu proses penyayatan bambu. Hasil penelitian setelah perancangan menunjukan posisi operator saat bekerja cukup ergonomis karena ukuran tempat kerja disesuaikan dengan dimensi antropometri operator. Waktu baku pada kondisi sebelum perancangan sebesar 21,16 detik/iratan dan output standar sebesar 170,09 iratan/jam. Sedangkan setelah perancangan sebesar 4,42 detik/iratan dan output standarnya sebesar 815,22 iratan/jam dengan peningkatan output standar 479,46%, terjadi penurunan waktu baku sebesar 378,73%. Sementara itu nilai break event point terjadi ketika UKM Jamboel Kipas sudah memproduksi 12927  kipas.

  4. INVENTARISASI JENIS-JENIS BAMBU YANG BERPOTENSI SEBAGAI OBAT DI KABUPATEN KARANGASEM BALI

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    Wawan Sujarwo; Ida Bagus Ketut Arinasa; I Nyoman Peneng

    2010-01-01

    Bamboo occurs from lowland to highland. It is commonly utilized for construction, handicrafts and households, but its use as medicine is less known. This inventory revealed that there are six bamboo species that are potential to be used as medicine, i.e. bambu tali (Gigantochloa opus (J.A. & J.H. Schult.) Kurz), bambu ampel gading (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex Wendl. var stricta), bambu pingit (Gigantochloa hasskarliana (Kurz) Backer ex Heyne), bambu tamblang gading (Schizostachyum brachyc...

  5. EVALUASI KARAKTERISTIK PONDASI BAMBU RAFT & PILE SEBAGAI PERKUATAN TANAH PADA EMBANKMENT JALAN

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    Harianto, Tri; Maricar, Iskandar; Djamaluddin, Abd. Rahman; Sitepu, M.Farid; Abdi Putra, Pebryanto

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    Desain pondasi dengan menggunakan bahan yang ramah lingkungan telah banyak digunakan sebagai inovasi dalam upaya mereduksi deformasi tanah dan penurunan sebagai uniform settlement. Tipe raft bambu digunakan untuk menghasilkan penurunan yang merata pada seluruh bidang lateral embankment jalan. Pile bambu dimanfaaatkan untuk dapat mendukung pondasi raft bambu yang pada aplikasinya sebagai tiang tekan yang mampu menahan tekanan vertical yang ditumpu oleh raft bambu. Untuk menginvestigasi efektif...

  6. Identifikasi Potensi Dan Pemasaran Produk Dari Hutan Rakyat Bambu (Studi Kasus: Desa Pertumbukan Kec. Wampu Kab. Langkat)

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    Sigit Prasetyo

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    Tanaman bambu merupakan tanaman yang mudah untuk dibudidayakan dan memiliki potensi ekonomi yang cukup tinggi. Akan tetapi sayangnya potensi yang tinggi tersebut tidak dimanfaatkan secara maksimal. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui potensi, sistem pengelolaan, produk-produk bambu yang dihasilkan oleh petani bambu dan pemasaran produk-produk bambu di Desa Pertumbukan, Kecamatan Wampu, Kabupaten Langkat. Data diambil dengan melakukan inventarisasi hutan rakyat bambu dan wawancara terhad...

  7. Analisis Ekonomi dan Kontribusi Tanaman Bambu terhadap Pendapatan Masyarakat Desa Pondok Buluh, Kecamatan Dolok Panribuan, Kabupaten Simalungun

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    Rajagukguk, Valentino Afrio

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    Bambu (Bambusa sp) merupakan tumbuhan hutan yang memiliki banyak manfaat tetapi belum banyak dimanfaatkan masyarakat sekitar hutan. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui nilai ekonomi dan kontribusi tanaman bambu terhadap pendapatan masyarakat. Pengambilan sampel dilakukan dengan teknik purposive sampling. Berdasarkan penelitian yang dilakukan diketahui tanaman bambu tumbuh di ketinggian 700-1100 mdpl, nilai ekonomi tertinggi dari bambu adalah Rp. 3.600.000/tahun dan nilai ekonomi teren...

  8. INFLUÊNCIA DO DIAFRAGMA NO TRATAMENTO PRESERVATIVO DE DUAS ESPÉCIES DE BAMBU POR SUBSTITUIÇÃO DE SEIVA

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    Rogy Frigeri Tiburtino

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This research aimed to evaluate the influence of removing the diaphragm on the quality of the preservative treatment of bamboo culms of Dendrocalamus giganteus and Bambusa vulgaris submitted to sap displacement method. The bamboos were collected in clumps in Alegre and Jerônimo Monteiro, south of Espírito Santo state, Brazil. The stems were sectioned in culms of 2.0 m in length. One part of the culms had the diaphragm removed while in the other they were kept unbroken. The culms were treated in soutions of 1% and 3% of active ingredients (a.i. of copper, chromated copper borate (CCB. The culms were kept in the solution for 5, 10 and 15 days. The preservative treatment quality was evaluated by means of penetration and retention of CCB in culms. There was greater penetration of copper and boron at the base of the culms, the removing of the diaphragm provided greater movement of the solution in the culms and the retention was, for most treatment conditions, below than the one recommended by Brazilian standards for wood preservative treatment.

  9. RESISTÊNCIA DE DUAS ESPÉCIES DE BAMBU TRATADAS COM CCB CONTRA CUPINS E COLEÓPTEROS XILÓFAGOS

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    Rogy Frigeri Tiburtino

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThe research aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of CCB preservative in improving the resistance of twobamboo species (Bambusa vulgarisandDendrocalamus giganteus the action of termites and xylophagousbeetles. The bamboo stems collected in the vicinity of Alegre and Jerônimo Monteiro, towns of southernEspírito Santo state, Brazil, were transformed into culms of 2.0 m long and treated in a solution of 1 or 3%active ingredient (a.i. of the commercial product “MOQ OX 50”, based on copper, chromium and boron (CCB.The treatment methods used were the sap displacement (intact and ruptured diaphragm, long-termimmersion and Boucherie modified. In the methods by sap displacement and the long-term immersion thestems were exposed in solutions for periods of 5, 10 or 15 days, and in Boucherie’s modified method oftreatment there was no segregation between treatment times. To assess the efficiency of the methods, testsamples were taken at the position of 50 cm from the base of the stems. In the tests, the termite speciesNasutitermes cornigerand the beetleDinoderus minutuswere used. Based on the analysis of the resultsobtained, it was found that the two species of bamboo treated showed high resistance to attack by termitesand beetles, and including untreated samples showed low mass loss when subjected to the tests.

  10. Analisis Teknis dan Ekonomis Ketebalan Bilah Laminasi Bambu sebagai Material Lambung Kapal

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    Andika Prabowo

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    Full Text Available Laminasi bambu terdiri dari bilah-bilah yang nantinya akan direkatkan menjadi satu lapisan dan kemudian dibuat laminasi dari beberapa lapisan tersebut sehingga perlu dilakukan pengujian pengaruh ketebalan bilah terhadap mechanical properties dan sisi ekonomis laminasi bambu. Konfigurasi bilah yang digunakan dalam proses laminasi adalah sistem carvel dengan variasi ketebalan bilah 5 mm, 8 mm, dan 10 mm. Pengujian yang dilakukan adalah pengujian tarik (Tensile Test dan pengujian tekan (Compressive Test dengan menggunakan standar pengujian SNI. Hasil pengujian tarik menunjukkan bahwa besar ketebalan bilah berbanding terbalik dengan kuat tariknya meskipun tidak begitu signifikan. Nilai kuat tarik tertinggi dihasilkan oleh laminasi bambu dengan ketebalan bilah 5 mm sebesar 135,87 MPa dengan selisih terhadap kuat tarik terendah hanya 1,72 MPa. Sedangkan hasil pengujian tekan menunjukkan bahwa kuat tekan berbanding lurus dengan ketebalan bilah laminasi bambu. Kuat tekan tertinggi dihasilkan oleh laminasi bambu dengan ketebalan bilah 10 mm dengan nilai 52,56 MPa. Perhitungan ekonomis menunjukkan bahwa besar ketebalan bambu berbanding lurus dengan semakin sedikitnya biaya material total kulit lambung kapal yang harus dikeluarkan. Biaya material total terkecil dihasilkan dengan ketebalan bilah 10 mm dengan nilai Rp 11.203.049,00/m3. Ketebalan bilah 10 mm merupakan ketebalan bilah laminasi bambu yang paling baik karena menghasilkan kuat tarik yang tidak jauh berbeda dengan kuat tarik tertinggi, memiliki kuat tekan dan nilai ekonomis paling tinggi.

  11. Termite Resistance of Thermally-Modified Dendrocalamus asper (Schultes f. Backer ex Heyne

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    Ronniel D. Manalo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The effects of thermal modification on the resistance of Dendrocalamus asper against Microcerotermes losbañosensis were investigated after exposure to virgin coconut oil at 140–200 °C for 30–120 min. The results showed that heat treatment significantly improved bamboo’s resistance to termites based on mass losses and visual observations. The enhancement was highest at 200 °C. Prolonged treatment had a positive effect on the resistance at lower temperatures only.

  12. Termite Resistance of Thermally-Modified Dendrocalamus asper (Schultes f.) Backer ex Heyne.

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    Manalo, Ronniel D; Garcia, Carlos M

    2012-03-27

    The effects of thermal modification on the resistance of Dendrocalamus asper against Microcerotermes losbañosensis were investigated after exposure to virgin coconut oil at 140-200 °C for 30-120 min. The results showed that heat treatment significantly improved bamboo's resistance to termites based on mass losses and visual observations. The enhancement was highest at 200 °C. Prolonged treatment had a positive effect on the resistance at lower temperatures only.

  13. Effect of growth regulators on the in vitro multiplication of Dendrocalamus Hamiltonii

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    Shatakshi Kapruwan,

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    Full Text Available Bamboos are versatile multipurpose forest product, which are important economically and are often referred to as ‘GREEN GOLD’. Dendrocalamus hamiltonii is one of the economically important species of Bamboo in India. Government of India is running National Bamboo Mission to encourage the production of Bamboos in India. The present work was undertaken to study the effect of Auxins and Cytokinins on the in vitro multiplication of nodal cuttings with axillary buds Dendrocalamus hamiltonii a bamboo species growing in North east region of India and north western Himalayas. The growth medium used was MS (1962 basal medium supplemented with BAP, Kn and NAA at varying concentrations. The multiplication rate of shoots increased with increasing the concentration of NAA and Kn. However the optimum results were obtained on MS medium supplemented with a combination of 0.5 mg/l NAA, 0.5 mg/l Kn and 1 mg/l BAP. Effect of TDZ concentration was also observed, and the results revealed that 0.25 mg/l TDZ, 0.25 mg/l PGH with 1 mg/l BAP were found to be most suitable for in vitro multiplication of Dendrocalamus hamiltonii.

  14. SIFAT MEKANIK BAHAN GESEK REM KOMPOSIT DIPERKUAT SERAT BAMBU

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    Full Text Available Bahan gesek komposit diperkuat serat bambu untuk kampas rem otomotif dibuat menggunakan mesin pres isostatik panas pada 19oC selama 3 jam. Jumlah serat bambu dan serbuk logam di dalam pencampuran dioptimasi, setiap komposisi komponen lain dibuat tetap, pengaruhnya pada sifat-sifat mekanik dan struktur mikro diselidiki. Serat bambu disini digunakan sebagai pengganti serat asbes yang jumlahnya divariasi antara 2,86-17,14% dari volume total dan fraksi berat masing-masing unsur penyusun ditentukan menggunakan energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Angka kekerasan Brinell, kekuatan tarik maksimum, dan ketahanan aus khas bahan gesek yang difabrikasi berada pada rentang 21,7-43,4 kg/mm2, 0,021-0,036 ton, dan 1,5exp-11-5,2exp-11 m2/N.Friction materials of bamboo fibers reinforced composites for automotive brakes were made using hot isostatic pressing machine at 190oC for 3 hours. The contents of bamboo fiber and metal powder in the mixing were optimized, each composition of other components was fixed, its effects on mechanical properties and microstructure were investigated. Bamboo fibers were used here as substitutes for asbestos fibers whose number varied between 2.86 to 17.14% of the total volume and weight fraction of each constituent element is determined using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Brinell hardness number, the maximum tensile strength and specific wear resistance of friction materials fabricated in the ranges of 21.7 to 43.4 kg/mm2, 0.021 to 0.036 tons, and 1.5 exp-11-5, 2exp-11 m2 / N, respectively.

  15. O bambu na arquitetura: desing de conexões estruturais

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    Padovan, Roberval Bráz [UNESP

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    O bambu é considerado um dos mais antigos materiais para habitações, porém, o desenvolvimento de tecnologia própria, como material de construção de qualidade, vem acontecendo somente nas últimas três décadas, quando surgiu uma discussão mundial sobre sustentabilidade. A variável ambiental passou, então, a ser considerada em qualquer projeto de desenvolvimento, uma vez que influencia tanto na disponibilidade futura de matérias-primas e energia, quanto na qualidade de vida das populações. Uma d...

  16. PENGARUH ORIENTASI AGREGAT SERAT BAMBU TERHADAP MORFOLOGI DAN KUAT LENTUR KOMPOSIT GEOPOLIMER BERBASIS METAKAOLIN

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    - Nurhayati

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    Full Text Available Telah dilakukan penelitian mengenai pengaruh orientasi agregat serat bambu terhadap morfologi dan kuat lentur komposit geopolimer berbasis metakaolin. Mineral metakaolin diperoleh melalui proses dehidroksilasi kaolin pada suhu 750oC selama 6 jam. Pasta geopolimer disintesis melalui metode aktivasi larutan alkali dan dicuring pada suhu 60oC selama 1 jam. Serat bambu diproduksi secara termo-mekanik dengan panjang sekitar 20,00 mm dan diameter 20 -100 ìm, digunakan sebagai agregat dengan susunan acak atau membanjar searah panjang sampel. Karakterisasi mikro bahan dasar dan material yang dihasilkan dilakukan dengan menggunakan scanning electron microscopy (SEM yang dilengkapi dengan electron dispersive spectroscopy (EDS. Struktur kristal dan komposisi kimia bahan dasar dan sampel dikarakterisai dengan X-Ray Diffraction (XRD. Sifat termal serat bambu diukur dengan menggunakan differential scanning caloritmetry (DSC 400 PerkinElmer. Hasil karakterisasi dengan SEM-EDS menunjukkan bahwa matriks geopolimer cukup homogen, namun ikatan antara matriks dengan agregat serat bambu tampak belum sempurna akibat kehadiran celah yang cukup besar pada daerah antar zona antara matriks dengan agregat serat bambu. Hasil karakterisasi dengan XRD memperlihatkan bahwa matriks komposit geopolimer yang dihasilkan bersifat amorf. Uji mekanik berupa three bending points flexural strength dilakukan terhadap 3 sampel untuk setiap jenis sampel memperlihatkan bahwa kehadiran agregat serat bambu, orientasi serat dan suhu curing sangat berpengaruh terhadap kuat lentur komposit geopolimer yang dihasilkan.

  17. Hepatoprotective Effects of Panus giganteus (Berk.) Corner against Thioacetamide- (TAA-) Induced Liver Injury in Rats.

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    Wong, Wei-Lun; Abdulla, Mahmood Ameen; Chua, Kek-Heng; Kuppusamy, Umah Rani; Tan, Yee-Shin; Sabaratnam, Vikineswary

    2012-01-01

    Panus giganteus, a culinary and medicinal mushroom consumed by selected indigenous communities in Malaysia, is currently being considered for large scale cultivation. This study was undertaken to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of P. giganteus against thioacetamide- (TAA-) induced liver injury in Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were injected intraperitoneally with TAA thrice weekly and were orally administered freeze-dried fruiting bodies of P. giganteus (0.5 or 1 g/kg) daily for two months, while control rats were given vehicle or P. giganteus only. After 60 days, rats administered with P. giganteus showed lower liver body weight ratio, restored levels of serum liver biomarkers and oxidative stress parameters comparable to treatment with the standard drug silymarin. Gross necropsy and histopathological examination further confirmed the hepatoprotective effects of P. giganteus. This is the first report on hepatoprotective effects of P. giganteus. The present study showed that P. giganteus was able to prevent or reduce the severity of TAA-induced liver injury.

  18. Hepatoprotective Effects of Panus giganteus (Berk. Corner against Thioacetamide- (TAA- Induced Liver Injury in Rats

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Panus giganteus, a culinary and medicinal mushroom consumed by selected indigenous communities in Malaysia, is currently being considered for large scale cultivation. This study was undertaken to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of P. giganteus against thioacetamide- (TAA- induced liver injury in Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were injected intraperitoneally with TAA thrice weekly and were orally administered freeze-dried fruiting bodies of P. giganteus (0.5 or 1 g/kg daily for two months, while control rats were given vehicle or P. giganteus only. After 60 days, rats administered with P. giganteus showed lower liver body weight ratio, restored levels of serum liver biomarkers and oxidative stress parameters comparable to treatment with the standard drug silymarin. Gross necropsy and histopathological examination further confirmed the hepatoprotective effects of P. giganteus. This is the first report on hepatoprotective effects of P. giganteus. The present study showed that P. giganteus was able to prevent or reduce the severity of TAA-induced liver injury.

  19. Somatic embryogenesis and regeneration of plants in the bamboo Dendrocalamus strictus.

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    Rao, I U; Ramanuja Rao, I V; Narang, V

    1985-08-01

    Somatic embryogenesis leading to plant regeneration has been achieved in the bamboo, Dendrocalamus strictus, by culturing seeds (caryopses) on B5 basal medium supplemented with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Callus cultures obtained from the embryonal end of the seeds differentiated chlorophyllous embryoids. On transfer to a germination medium (B5 liquid, sucrose, indolebutyric acid, and ∝ -naphthaleneacetic acid) 40% of the embryoids developed into plantlets. Further development of the plantlets occured on B5 liquid medium (half strength) + sucrose (1%) + IBA (5 × 10(-7)M) + NAA (10(-7)M).

  20. PARIWISATA KREATIF DAN KEGIATAN EKSTRAKURIKULER BERBASIS BAMBU DALAM PENGEMBANGAN MODEL BISNIS CV SURATIN BAMBOO

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    Dewa Ayu Tenara Kardinia Cidhy

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to design a prototype of a future business model which would be adopted to achieve balance between the aspects of new business opportunities and competitive advantages of CV Suratin Bamboo. The analytical method utilized in the study was the business model canvas approach (BMC supported by the blue ocean strategy and SWOT.  The results revealed that through this business model development, bamboo workshop is expected to provide information regarding bamboo derived products, raise awareness of preserving the indigenous bamboo culture, increase sense of belonging to domestic products, as well as become the primary support of innovation and ideas in constructing Indonesia as a nation. Meanwhile, for businesses actors, besides increasing revenue, conducting bamboo workshops is expected to increase the company growths for the long term. The opportunity to maneuver in the development of bamboo-based business model demonstrates that bamboo business with high quality products has both tangible and intangible potentials to be developed further.Keywords: bamboo, blue ocean strategy, business model canvas, creative tourism, extracurricularABSTRAKTujuan penelitian ini adalah merancang prototype model bisnis masa depan yang akan digunakan untuk menemukan keseimbangan antara aspek peluang bisnis yang baru dan aspek keuntungan kompetitif CV Suratin Bamboo. Metode analisis yang digunakan adalah dengan pendekatan kanvas model bisnis (BMC dilengkapi dengan blue ocean strategy serta SWOT. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan melalui pengembangan model bisnis ini, pelatihan bambu diharapkan mampu memberikan informasi tentang produk turunan bambu, meningkatkan kesadaran melestarikan kearifan lokal budaya bambu, meningkatkan rasa cinta produk dalam negeri, serta menjadi pendorong lahirnya inovasi dan gagasan yang membangun bangsa Indonesia. Sementara bagi pelaku usaha, selain peningkatan revenue, pelatihan bambu diharapkan mampu meningkatkan

  1. Grafting of acrylonitrile onto cellulosic material derived from bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus

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    Full Text Available Bamboo, a lignocellulosic biopolymer material, is of interest as feedstock for production of cellulose derivatives by chemical functionalization. Optimization of grafting of acrylonitrile onto cellulosic material (average Degree of Polymerization 816, isolated from bamboo (Dendrocalamus stictus was performed by varying the process parameters such as duration of soaking of cellulosic material in ceric ammonium nitrate solution, ceric ammonium nitrate concentration, polymerization time, temperature of reaction and acrylonitrile concentration to study their influence on percent grafting and grafting efficiency. Graft copolymerization of acrylonitrile onto cellulosic material derived from bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus in heterogenous medium can be initiated effectively with ceric ammonium nitrate. The optimum reaction conditions obtained for grafting of acrylonitrile onto cellulosic material were: duration of dipping cellulosic material in ceric ammonium nitrate solution 1 hr, ceric ammonium nitrate concentration 0.02 M, acrylonitrile concentration 24.6 mol/anhydroglucose unit, temperature of reaction 40°C and polymerization time 4 hrs. The percent grafting for optimized samples is 210.3% and grafting efficiency is 97%. The characterization of the grafted products by means of FTIR and Scanning Electron Microscopy furnished the evidence of grafting of acrylonitrile onto the cellulosic material.

  2. Técnicas construtivas sustentáveis: lajes de terra armada com bambu

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    Carlos, Ambrósio Joaquim

    2012-01-01

    Atendendo às crescentes preocupações ambientais na indústria da construção e às potencialidades do bambu como material ecológico, neste trabalho, é apresentado uma técnica construtiva sustentável e inovadora de conceção de lajes de terra e bambu. Para tal, foram desenvolvidos ensaios de caracterização mecânica de bambu da espécie Phyllostachys nidulária e de argamassas de terra estabilizadas com cal e/ou cimento. Com os materiais caracterizados, partiu-se para o dimensionamento e construção d...

  3. Amido a partir de bambu Starch from bamboo culm

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    Anísio Azzini

    1984-01-01

    Full Text Available Em colmos de bambu da espécie tida como Guadua flabellata, determinaram-se os teores de amido e das frações fibrosa, parenquimatosa e solúvel em água. O comprimento e o diâmetro dos colmos processados foram também determinados. Os resultados mostraram que o teor médio de amido extraído foi 8,53% (base seca, representando cerca de 59% da fração solúvel em água e 32% do total de amido existente no colmo. Os teores médios das frações fibrosa, parenquimatosa e solúvel em água foram, respectivamente, 61,76%, 23,05% e 15,18%, Quanto às dimensões do colmo, a espécie em estudo pode ser considerada de porte mediano, em comparação com as espécies mais difundidas em nossas condições.In bamboo culms of the species reported as Guadua flabellata were determined the contents of starch, fibrous fraction, parenchymatous fractions and water soluble fractions. The height and diameter of the bamboo culms were also determined. The results showed that the average content of extracted starch was 8.53% (over dry material. This content corresponds to about 59% of the fractions and 32% of the total starch present in the bamboo culm. The fibrous fractions and water soluble fractions were, respectively 61.76% and 23.05%. Regarding to culm dimensions, this species can be considered as a middle sized culm.

  4. Discussed on Vegetative Propagation Techniques of Dendrocalamus. brandisii%云南甜龙竹无性繁殖技术探讨

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    陈和彦; 巫金明

    2013-01-01

    According to Dendrocalamus. brandisii. biological,ecological characteristics and the suitable environment conditions,based on the Dendrocalamus. brandisii seedling cultivation experience and observational datas,3 methods for Dendrocalamus. brandisii seedling cultivation were introduced.Seed selection was the key to Dendrocalamus. brandisii vegetative propagation seedling cultivation technology.Mother Dendrocalamus. brandisii shoot age and quality of segmental branches,the location and the quality were the key of success and failure of asexual reproduction.%根据云南甜龙竹生物学及生态学特性以及对适生环境条件的要求,在云南甜龙竹育苗经验和观测数据基础上,对云南甜龙竹育苗常用的埋节、扦插、分株再繁等3种方法进行了阐述,认为选种是云南甜龙竹无性繁殖育苗技术的关键环节。母竹母枝的年龄和质量、竹节竹枝的位置和质量2个方面的选择是否恰当,是决定竹类无性繁殖育苗成败的关键。

  5. 梁山慈竹化学成分的变异性1)%Variation on Chemical Properties of Dendrocalamus farinosus

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    杨喜; 刘杏娥; 杨淑敏; 田根林; 马建峰

    2015-01-01

    We studied the chemical compositions of holocellulose , α-cellulose, lignin, pentosan, benzene-alcohol extractive, water extractive , hot-water extractive , 1%of NaOH extractive and ash in Dendrocalamus farinosus, and their variations with bamboo age and culm height .The content of holocellulose decreased from two-to five-year old with no significant difference in α-cellulose , nevertheless significant difference in remaining compositions between five-year bamboos .Lignin and pentosan increased to four-year old and then falling with extreme value at four-year old, oppositely four kinds of extrac-tives and ash were slightly decreased to four-year-old and then increased .Along culm height, the contents of four kinds of extractives in base position reached maximum as well as holocellulose and α-cellulose , while lignin and pentosan at the minimum .The contents of chemical compositions in upper position were just opposite to the base , middle position with al-most medium .There were significant differences in α-cellulose and benzene-alcohol extractives among three culm positions at 0.01 level.Holocellulose content in D.farion sus was lower than that in Bamb usar igida, and a little higher than that in B amdusa pervariadil s×Grandis Nin, D.giganteus, and Bambusa sinospinosa.Four kinds of extractives and ash in D.fari-nosus were slightly higher than those in Bambusa rigid, but lower than those in other three sympodial bamboos .%对梁山慈竹综纤维素、α-纤维素、木质素、聚戊糖、苯醇抽出物、冷水抽出物、热水抽出物、1%NaOH抽出物和灰分等9个化学成分指标及其随竹龄和竹高部位的变化情况进行了系统的研究。结果表明:梁山慈竹从2年生至5年生,综纤维素和4种抽出物质量分数表现减小的趋势;α-纤维素变化幅度极小;木质素和聚戊糖表现增大趋势,4年生时达到最大。除α-纤维素外,其他8项化学组分在4个竹龄上均表现极显著差

  6. The influence of co-cultivation on expression of the antifungal protein in Aspergillus giganteus.

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    Meyer, Vera; Stahl, Ulf

    2003-01-01

    The afp gene of Aspergillus giganteus encodes a small, highly basic polypeptide with antifungal activity, named Antifungal Protein (AFP). The protein is secreted by the mould and inhibits the growth of various filamentous fungi. In this paper we report that co-cultivation of A. giganteus with various microorganisms alters afp expression. It was found that co-cultivation modulates afp expression on the level of transcription, using a reporter system based on the beta-glucuronidase gene. The presence of Fusarium oxysporum triggered afp transcription whereas dual cultures of A. giganteus and A. niger resulted in suppression of afp transcription. Growth tests performed with several carbon and nitrogen sources, revealed that the influence of co-cultivation is strongly dependent on the medium composition.

  7. COMPARATIVE FOLIAR EPIDERMAL STUDIES IN CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS (STAPF. AND CYMBOPOGON GIGANTEUS (HOCHST. CHIOV. IN NIGERIA

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    Abayomi Ezekiel FOLORUNSO

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available The foliar epidermal studies were carried out on Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon giganteus with the aim of determining the patterns of variation in their epidermal characteristics and assessing their value in species identification and classification. The characters of diagnostic importance in the identification of C. citratus are the micro hairs, which are sparsely distributed in the adaxial epidermis and prickle hairs present in both abaxial and adaxial epidermis. The diagnostic character for C. giganteus is the papillae seen alongside their long cells.

  8. Micropropagation and assessment of genetic fidelity of Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) nees using RAPD and ISSR markers.

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    Goyal, Arvind Kumar; Pradhan, Sushen; Basistha, Bharat Chandra; Sen, Arnab

    2015-08-01

    Dendrocalamus strictus popularly known as 'Male bamboo' is a multipurpose bamboo which is extensively utilized in pharmaceutical, paper, agricultural and other industrial implements. In this study, in vitro regeneration of D. strictus through nodal culture has been attempted. Murashige and Skoog's medium supplemented with 4 mg/l BAP was found to be most effective in shoot regeneration with 3.68 ± 0.37 shoots per explant. The effect of Kn was found to be moderate. These hormones also had considerable effect on the shoot length. The highest shoot length after 6 weeks (3.11 ± 0.41 cm) was noted with 5 mg/l BAP followed by 3.07 ± 0.28 cm with 5 mg/l Kn, while decrease in the shoot length was noted with other treatments. The effect of IBA and NAA individually or in combination at different concentrations on rooting was evaluated. The highest number of root (1.36 ± 0.04) was regenerated on full-strength MS medium supplemented with 3 mg/l NAA, while maximum length of 1.64 ± 0.03 cm of roots was recorded with combination of 1 mg/l IBA and 3 mg/l NAA. Tissue-cultured plants thus obtained were successfully transferred to the soil. The clonal fidelity among the in vitro-regenerated plantlets was assessed by RAPD and ISSR markers. The ten RAPD decamers produced 58 amplicons, while nine ISSR primers generated a total of 66 bands. All the bands generated were monomorphic. These results confirmed the clonal fidelity of the tissue culture-raised D. strictus plantlets and corroborated the fact that nodal culture is perhaps the safest mode for multiplication of true to type plants.

  9. UJI AKTIVITAS EKSTRAK REBUNG BAMBU TABAH (Gigantochloa nigrociliata BUSE-KURZ TERHADAP PERILAKU KAWIN MENCIT JANTAN (Mus musculus L.

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    A. A. Istri Mas Padmiswari

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Penelitan ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh ekstrak rebung bambu tabah terhadap perilaku kawin mencit jantan. Rancangan yang digunakan pada penelitian ini adalah rancangan eksperimental sederhana dengan4 kelompok perlakuan dan 6 ulangan, yaitu P0: Kontrol (Perlakuan  dengan pemberian CMC Na 0,5 %, P1: (Perlakuan dengan pemberian ekstrak 200 mg/kg bb, P2: (Perlakuan dengan pemberian ekstrak 300 mg/kg bb dan P3: (Perlakuan dengan pemberian ekstrak 400 mg/kg. Perlakuan ekstrak rebung bambu tabah diberikan pada mencit jantan secara oral setiap hari selama 33 hari dan pengamatan perilaku kawin dilakukan 3 hari sekali. Variabel yang diamati untuk menilai perilaku kawin mencit jantan adalah jumlah mount. Data dianalisa dengan menggunakan uji One Way Annova. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pemberian ekstrak rebung bambu tabah berpengaruh signifikan terhadap peningkatan perilaku kawin mencit jantan (P<0,05.

  10. Avaliação do comportamento estrutural de vigas de concreto armado com taliscas de bambu reforçadas nos nós

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    Tsutsumoto, Nayra Yumi [UNESP

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    O bambu é uma planta renovável, perene, tropical e que apresenta uma série de vantagens, tais como: crescimento rápido, elevada resistência mecânica, grande versatilidade, beleza, e não necessita do replantio de colmos. Certamente, fica evidente que o bambu é um material de grande potencial, para diversos setores, sobretudo da construção civil, em que o mesmo vem sendo utilizado desde os tempos mais remotos. Nas estruturas de concreto, o bambu tem sido estudado como um elemento passível de re...

  11. Transcriptome Sequencing and Analysis for Culm Elongation of the World's Largest Bamboo (Dendrocalamus sinicus.

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    Kai Cui

    Full Text Available Dendrocalamus sinicus is the world's largest bamboo species with strong woody culms, and known for its fast-growing culms. As an economic bamboo species, it was popularized for multi-functional applications including furniture, construction, and industrial paper pulp. To comprehensively elucidate the molecular processes involved in its culm elongation, Illumina paired-end sequencing was conducted. About 65.08 million high-quality reads were produced, and assembled into 81,744 unigenes with an average length of 723 bp. A total of 64,338 (79% unigenes were annotated for their functions, of which, 56,587 were annotated in the NCBI non-redundant protein database and 35,262 were annotated in the Swiss-Prot database. Also, 42,508 and 21,009 annotated unigenes were allocated to gene ontology (GO categories and clusters of orthologous groups (COG, respectively. By searching against the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Pathway database (KEGG, 33,920 unigenes were assigned to 128 KEGG pathways. Meanwhile, 8,553 simple sequence repeats (SSRs and 81,534 single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs were identified, respectively. Additionally, 388 transcripts encoding lignin biosynthesis were detected, among which, 27 transcripts encoding Shikimate O-hydroxycinnamoyltransferase (HCT specifically expressed in D. sinicus when compared to other bamboo species and rice. The phylogenetic relationship between D. sinicus and other plants was analyzed, suggesting functional diversity of HCT unigenes in D. sinicus. We conjectured that HCT might lead to the high lignin content and giant culm. Given that the leaves are not yet formed and culm is covered with sheaths during culm elongation, the existence of photosynthesis of bamboo culm is usually neglected. Surprisedly, 109 transcripts encoding photosynthesis were identified, including photosystem I and II, cytochrome b6/f complex, photosynthetic electron transport and F-type ATPase, and 24 transcripts were characterized

  12. Transcriptome Sequencing and Analysis for Culm Elongation of the World's Largest Bamboo (Dendrocalamus sinicus).

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    Cui, Kai; Wang, Haiying; Liao, Shengxi; Tang, Qi; Li, Li; Cui, Yongzhong; He, Yuan

    2016-01-01

    Dendrocalamus sinicus is the world's largest bamboo species with strong woody culms, and known for its fast-growing culms. As an economic bamboo species, it was popularized for multi-functional applications including furniture, construction, and industrial paper pulp. To comprehensively elucidate the molecular processes involved in its culm elongation, Illumina paired-end sequencing was conducted. About 65.08 million high-quality reads were produced, and assembled into 81,744 unigenes with an average length of 723 bp. A total of 64,338 (79%) unigenes were annotated for their functions, of which, 56,587 were annotated in the NCBI non-redundant protein database and 35,262 were annotated in the Swiss-Prot database. Also, 42,508 and 21,009 annotated unigenes were allocated to gene ontology (GO) categories and clusters of orthologous groups (COG), respectively. By searching against the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Pathway database (KEGG), 33,920 unigenes were assigned to 128 KEGG pathways. Meanwhile, 8,553 simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and 81,534 single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) were identified, respectively. Additionally, 388 transcripts encoding lignin biosynthesis were detected, among which, 27 transcripts encoding Shikimate O-hydroxycinnamoyltransferase (HCT) specifically expressed in D. sinicus when compared to other bamboo species and rice. The phylogenetic relationship between D. sinicus and other plants was analyzed, suggesting functional diversity of HCT unigenes in D. sinicus. We conjectured that HCT might lead to the high lignin content and giant culm. Given that the leaves are not yet formed and culm is covered with sheaths during culm elongation, the existence of photosynthesis of bamboo culm is usually neglected. Surprisedly, 109 transcripts encoding photosynthesis were identified, including photosystem I and II, cytochrome b6/f complex, photosynthetic electron transport and F-type ATPase, and 24 transcripts were characterized as antenna

  13. Transcriptome Sequencing and Analysis for Culm Elongation of the World’s Largest Bamboo (Dendrocalamus sinicus)

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    Cui, Kai; Wang, Haiying; Liao, Shengxi; Tang, Qi; Li, Li; Cui, Yongzhong; He, Yuan

    2016-01-01

    Dendrocalamus sinicus is the world’s largest bamboo species with strong woody culms, and known for its fast-growing culms. As an economic bamboo species, it was popularized for multi-functional applications including furniture, construction, and industrial paper pulp. To comprehensively elucidate the molecular processes involved in its culm elongation, Illumina paired-end sequencing was conducted. About 65.08 million high-quality reads were produced, and assembled into 81,744 unigenes with an average length of 723 bp. A total of 64,338 (79%) unigenes were annotated for their functions, of which, 56,587 were annotated in the NCBI non-redundant protein database and 35,262 were annotated in the Swiss-Prot database. Also, 42,508 and 21,009 annotated unigenes were allocated to gene ontology (GO) categories and clusters of orthologous groups (COG), respectively. By searching against the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Pathway database (KEGG), 33,920 unigenes were assigned to 128 KEGG pathways. Meanwhile, 8,553 simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and 81,534 single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) were identified, respectively. Additionally, 388 transcripts encoding lignin biosynthesis were detected, among which, 27 transcripts encoding Shikimate O-hydroxycinnamoyltransferase (HCT) specifically expressed in D. sinicus when compared to other bamboo species and rice. The phylogenetic relationship between D. sinicus and other plants was analyzed, suggesting functional diversity of HCT unigenes in D. sinicus. We conjectured that HCT might lead to the high lignin content and giant culm. Given that the leaves are not yet formed and culm is covered with sheaths during culm elongation, the existence of photosynthesis of bamboo culm is usually neglected. Surprisedly, 109 transcripts encoding photosynthesis were identified, including photosystem I and II, cytochrome b6/f complex, photosynthetic electron transport and F-type ATPase, and 24 transcripts were characterized as antenna

  14. Design e análises de mastros de bambu para aplicações estruturais

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    Fernando Jose da Silva

    2014-01-01

    O presente trabalho consiste no desenvolvimento de mastros híbridos, composto e de feixe com barras de bambu da espécie Phyllostachys pubescens e estabelecimento de estados limites de utilização. Foram realizadas pesquisas quanto ao uso de mastros em estruturas arquitetônicas e seu funcionamento, desde as estruturas mais remotas às mais recentes que usam sistemas de coberturas de membranas. A construção e ensaios experimentais possibilitaram o conhecimento e desenvolvimento de técnicas que pe...

  15. Effect of Steam Explosion Pretreatment on the Specific Methane Yield of Miscanthus x giganteus

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    Franz Theuretzbacher; Javier Lizasoain; Simona Menardo; Paal Jahre Nilsen; Andreas Gronauer; Alexander Bauer

    2014-01-01

    A highly promising energy crop for biogas production can be Miscanthus x giganteus. It has multiple advantages, which include low soil requirements and the existence of genotypes adapted to dry conditions in comparison to other energy crops. Miscanthus cannot be used in the biogas plant without a pretreatment due to the recalcitrant nature of lignocelluloses. One of the most efficient pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic biomass is steam explosion. This includes heating the biomass...

  16. Florescimento e frutificação em bambu Flowering and seeding of bamboo (Melocanna baccifera

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    Anísio Azzini

    1982-01-01

    Full Text Available Em fevereiro de 1977, foi observado o florescimento e frutificação da espécie tida como Melocanna baccifera Kurz, da coleção de bambu existente no Centro Experimental de Campinas, do Instituto Agronômico. Tanto os estudos morfológicos realizados como os caracteres botânicos observados se enquadram perfeitamente às diagnoses da tribo e gênero da espécie Melocanna baccifera Kurz.In February 1977 the flowering and seeding of bamboo specie Melocanna baccifera Kurz was observed at the Campinas Experimental Station. The morphological and botanical characteristics observed showed that the material belongs to the above mentioned specie.

  17. Potential uses of biomass from fast-growing crop miscanthus×giganteus

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    Babović Nada V.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available There is an increasing interest in perennial grasses as a renewable source of bioenergy and feedstock for second-generation cellulosic biofuels. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum and miscanthus (Miscanthus×giganteus, belonging to the parennial grasses group, are the major lignocellulosic materials being studied today as sources for direct energy production, biofuels, bioremediation and other. They have the ability to grow at low cost on marginal land where they will not compete with the traditional food crops. Miscanthus×giganteus possesses a number of advantages in comparison with the other potential energy crops such as are: high yields, low moisture content at harvest, high water and nitrogen use efficiencies, low need for annual agronomic inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides, high cellulose content, non-invasive character, low susceptibility to pests and diseases and broad adaptation to temperate growing environments. The main problems are low rate of survival during the first winter after the creation of plantation and the relatively high establishment costs. Miscanthus×giganteus is grown primarily for heat and electricity generation but can also be used to produce transport fuels. Miscanthus biomass has a very good combustion quality due to its low water concentration as well as its low Cl, K, N, S and ash concentrations compared to other lignocellulose plants. It is expected that miscanthus will provide cheaper and more sustainable source of cellulose for production of bioethanol than annual crops such as corn. Miscanthus has great promise as a renewable energy source, but it can only be realised when the grass production has been optimised for large-scale commercial cultivation. However, further research is still needed to optimise agronomy of miscanthus, to develop the production chain and pre-treatment as well as to optimise energy conversation route to produce heat, electricity, and/or fuels from biomass, if miscanthus is to

  18. Roosting behaviour and habitat selection of Pteropus giganteus reveals potential links to Nipah virus epidemiology.

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    Hahn, Micah B; Epstein, Jonathan H; Gurley, Emily S; Islam, Mohammad S; Luby, Stephen P; Daszak, Peter; Patz, Jonathan A

    2014-04-01

    1. Flying foxes Pteropus spp. play a key role in forest regeneration as seed dispersers and are also the reservoir of many viruses, including Nipah virus in Bangladesh. Little is known about their habitat requirements, particularly in South Asia. Identifying Pteropus habitat preferences could assist in understanding the risk of zoonotic disease transmission broadly, and in Bangladesh, could help explain the spatial distribution of human Nipah virus cases. 2. We analysed characteristics of Pteropus giganteus roosts and constructed an ecological niche model to identify suitable habitat in Bangladesh. We also assessed the distribution of suitable habitat in relation to the location of human Nipah virus cases. 3. Compared to non-roost trees, P. giganteus roost trees are taller with larger diameters, and are more frequently canopy trees. Colony size was larger in densely forested regions and smaller in flood-affected areas. Roosts were located in areas with lower annual precipitation and higher human population density than non-roost sites. 4. We predicted that 2-17% of Bangladesh's land area is suitable roosting habitat. Nipah virus outbreak villages were 2.6 times more likely to be located in areas predicted as highly suitable habitat for P. giganteus compared to non-outbreak villages. 5. Synthesis and applications. Habitat suitability modelling may help identify previously undocumented Nipah outbreak locations and improve our understanding of Nipah virus ecology by highlighting regions where there is suitable bat habitat but no reported human Nipah virus. Conservation and public health education is a key component of P. giganteus management in Bangladesh due to the general misunderstanding and fear of bats that are a reservoir of Nipah virus. Affiliation between Old World fruit bats (Pteropodidae) and people is common throughout their range, and in order to conserve these keystone bat species and prevent emergence of zoonotic viruses, it is imperative that we

  19. Growth characteristics and nutrient depletion of Miscanthus x ogiformis Honda 'Giganteus' suspension cultures

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    1998-01-01

    The growth characteristics and nutrient depletion in suspension cultures of Miscanthus ogiformis Honda ‘Giganteus' grown in media containing either Murashige and Skoog or N6 basal nutrient salts were studied during a culture period of 15 days. Proline was added to both media in concentrations from...

  20. Estimativas de biomassa para plantas de bambu do gênero Guadua

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    Francelo Mognon

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou ajustar equações para estimar a biomassa total de plantas de bambu, do gênero Guadua, bem como comparar o ajuste de equações por regressão linear com a técnica de mineração de dados. Foram utilizados 38 colmos de bambu, nos quais foram mensuradas as variáveis diâmetro à altura do peito (dap, diâmetro do colo do colmo e altura do colmo, seguido da determinação de massa total por método destrutivo. A biomassa determinada em 25 colmos foi utilizada para ajuste de equações pelo método dos mínimos quadrados e 13 colmos serviram para a validação da melhor equação. As frações de biomassa por compartimento diferem significativamente (p < 0,05 entre si. A maior fração da biomassa corresponde ao colmo, representando 69,2% do total, seguida pela dos rizomas, dos galhos e da folhagem, com 15,7; 10,8 e 4,2%, respectivamente. A melhor equação ajustada para estimar a biomassa total apresentou coeficiente de determinação de 0,93 e erro padrão da estimativa de 15%. Já a técnica de mineração de dados apresentou coeficiente de determinação de 0,81, com erro padrão de 23,8%. Pode-se estimar acuradamente a biomassa de Guadua por regressão linear e por mineração dos dados. Neste trabalho, o método de regressão apresentou melhor desempenho. A limitação de dados pode ser o fator determinante para o pior desempenho da técnica de mineração de dados, pois requer uma massa de dados mais ampla para funcionar satisfatoriamente.

  1. O bambu como material eco-eficiente: caracterização e estudos exploratórios de aplicações

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    Delgado,Patrícia Santos

    2011-01-01

    O objetivo principal deste trabalho foi apresentar o bambu e suas potencialidades, as possibilidades de uso como material de design, tanto em sua forma natural em substituição a outros materiais quanto como reforço a outros materiais. Foi também objetivo apresentar uma investigação a respeito do bambu como material eco-eficiente devido a sua grande capacidade de realizar o sequestro de carbono. O trabalho foi dividido da seguinte maneira, primeiro foi feito um levantamento bibliográfico a res...

  2. Strategi Pemasaran Mebel Kayu Sentra Industri Kecil Pondok Bambu, Jakarta Timur (Wood Furniture Marketing Strategy on Pondok Bambu Small Industry Centre, East Jakarta

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    Yulius Hero

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Furniture is one of wood products to fulfill the household needs, especially for household furnishing. Wood product which is used for furniture tends to decrease because of the substitution products, i.e.: plastic, rattan, bamboo, glass, and metal. To continue their effort, small industries in Indonesia face hard problems and challanges. To solve the hard problems and challenges, then a new marketing strategy through the study on marketing strategy of small wood-furniture industry is needed. This research objectives are to know several factors which have relation toward marketing of woodfurniture and compile alternative small industrial marketing strategy of wood-furniture. Research conducts in Small Industry Centre, Pondok Bambu, East Jakarta from June to July 2008. Some tools are used in this research, such as: questionaire, calculator, camera, and stationery. The method of data collection is purposive sampling with total amount of responden is 30 people-small industry owners. Data analysis uses regression and SWOT method (Strength, Weaknesses. Opportunities, Threath. Result of the research for the regression equation of wood-furniture marketing Y= 9,001 - 0,6798 X1 - 1,4834 X2 - 1,4834 X3 + 0,4818 X4 with value R2 is equal to 51.3%. Linearity test model indicates that F Calculated is 6.57 in significat level α = 1%. Factors that influence wood-furniture marketing of sale volume are variation of product, wood-furniture price, distribution system and promotion. The relation between sale volume with variable of product variation, wood-furniture price, and distribution system is significant with negative direction. It means that smaller product variation, lower wood-furniture price, and more efficient distribution system; will effect to higher sale volume. Whereas the relation between sale volume with variable of promotion is not significant with positive direction. It

  3. Obesity and underweight among Brazilian elderly: the Bambuí Health and Aging Study Obesidade e baixo peso entre idosos brasileiros: Projeto Bambuí

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    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available The coexistence of obesity (body mass index, BMI > or = 30kg/m² and underweight (BMI or = 2 hospitalizations in the previous 12 months. Both obesity and underweight were associated with increased morbidity. The association of underweight with T. cruzi infection, increased hospitalization, and low family income may reflect illness-related weight loss and social deprivation of elderly in this community. Aging in poverty may lead to an increase in nutritional deficiencies and health-related problems among the elderly.A coexistência de obesidade (Índice de Massa Corpórea: IMC > ou = 30kg/m² e de baixo peso (IMC <=20kg/m² e seus fatores relacionados foram investigados em 1.451 idosos, 85,5% da população com 60+ anos residente em Bambuí, Minas Gerais, utilizando-se a análise logística multinomial. O IMC (média = 25,0; DP = 4,9kg/m² foi maior nas mulheres e diminuiu com a idade. A obesidade ocorreu em 12,5% dos idosos; foi associada positivamente ao sexo feminino, à maior renda familiar e presença de hipertensão e diabete, e inversamente à atividade física. O baixo peso ocorreu em 14,8% dos idosos, aumentou com a idade, foi maior nos homens e nas famílias com menor renda, esteve inversamente associado à presença de hipertensão e de hiperglicemia e diretamente associado à infecção por Tripanossoma cruzi e duas ou mais internações no último ano. A obesidade e o baixo peso foram ambos associados a uma maior morbidade. A associação do baixo peso com a infecção por T. cruzi, maior hospitalização e menor renda pode estar refletindo a perda de peso secundária a doenças ou à privação social do idoso nesta comunidade. Envelhecer na pobreza pode aumentar as deficiências nutricionais e os problemas de saúde entre idosos.

  4. Dermoglyphus giganteus sp, nov. : eine neue Art der Federmilben aus der Familie Dermoglyphidae (Astigmata, Analgoidea) vom Sperlingstäubchen Columbigal/ina passerina (Aves, Columbiformes)

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    Dabert, Jacek; Ehrnsberger, Rainer

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    Es wird die neue Art Dermoglyphus giganteus sp.n. aus der Federmilbenfamilie Dermoglyphidae (Astigmata, Analgoidea) vom Sperlingstäubchen Collumbigallina passerina (Columbiformes) beschrieben. Es werden Angaben zum Mikrohabitat und zur Lebensweise dieser Art gemacht. The new species Dermoglyphus giganteus sp.n. of the feather mite family Dermoglyphidae (Astigmata, Analgoidea) from the Common Ground-Dove Columbigallina passerina (Columbiformes) is described. The life conditions and microha...

  5. Obesity and underweight among Brazilian elderly: the Bambuí Health and Aging Study.

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    Barreto, Sandhi M; Passos, Valéria M A; Lima-Costa, Maria Fernanda F

    2003-01-01

    The coexistence of obesity (body mass index, BMI > or = 30kg/m ) and underweight (BMI Bambu , Minas Gerais State, using multinomial logistic regression. 1,451 (85.5%) of the town's elderly participated. Mean BMI was 25.0 (SD = 4.9kg/m ) and was higher for women and decreased with age. Prevalence of obesity was 12.5% and was positively associated with female gender, family income, hypertension, and diabetes and inversely related to physical activity. Underweight affected 14.8% of participants, increased with age, and was higher among men and low-income families. It was negatively associated with hypertension and diabetes and directly associated with Trypanosoma cruzi infection and > or = 2 hospitalizations in the previous 12 months. Both obesity and underweight were associated with increased morbidity. The association of underweight with T. cruzi infection, increased hospitalization, and low family income may reflect illness-related weight loss and social deprivation of elderly in this community. Aging in poverty may lead to an increase in nutritional deficiencies and health-related problems among the elderly.

  6. Comparing the performance of Miscanthus x giganteus and wheat straw biomass in sulfuric acid based pretreatment.

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    Kärcher, M A; Iqbal, Y; Lewandowski, I; Senn, T

    2015-03-01

    The objective of this study was to assess and compare the suitability of Miscanthus x giganteus and wheat straw biomass in dilute acid catalyzed pretreatment. Miscanthus and wheat straw were treated in a dilute sulfuric acid/steam explosion pretreatment. As a result of combining dilute sulfuric acid- and steam explosion pretreatment the hemicellulose hydrolysis yields (96% in wheat straw and 90% in miscanthus) in both substrates were higher than reported in literature. The combined severity factor (=CSF) for optimal hemicellulose hydrolysis was 1.9 and 1.5 in for miscanthus and wheat straw respectively. Because of the higher CSF value more furfural, furfuryl alcohol, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and acetic acid was formed in miscanthus than in wheat straw pretreatment.

  7. The effect of daytime rain on the Indian Flying Fox (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Pteropodidae Pteropus giganteus

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    S. Baskaran

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Excessive water loss during the day due to heat stress in bats of the genus Pteropus appears to be inevitable, because these bats are exposed to direct sunlight.  Rain also affects the rest pattern of the Indian Flying Fox Pteropus giganteus during the day.  When rain occurred during the day, most of the bats hung in a slanting position and did not exhibit any movements.  After rain, they licked both ventral and dorsal surfaces of the wing membrane and scratched their body with their thumb claws.  They also licked the water droplets that remained on the leaves and branches of the tree.  Even though their rest had been affected by the rain the bats utilized the water droplets to quench their thirst, cool their body and clean their fur.  The construction of water reservoirs near Pteropus roosts will help to assure their long-term conservation. 

  8. Increased metal concentrations in giant sungazer lizards (Smaug giganteus) from mining areas in South Africa.

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    McIntyre, Trevor; Whiting, Martin J

    2012-11-01

    Environmental contaminants from anthropogenic activity such as mining can have profound health effects on the animals living in adjacent areas. We investigated whether inorganic contaminants associated with gold-mining waste discharges were accumulated by a threatened species of lizard, Smaug giganteus, in South Africa. Lizards were sampled from two mining sites and two control sites. Blood samples from the most contaminated mining site had significantly greater concentrations of lithium, sodium, aluminum, sulfur, silicon, chromium, manganese, iron, nickel, copper, tungsten, and bismuth than the remaining sites. Contaminant concentrations were not significantly related to lizard body condition, although these relationships were consistently negative. The adult sex ratio of the population inhabiting the most contaminated site also deviated from an expected 1:1 ratio in favour of female lizards. We demonstrate that lizards at these mining sites contained high concentrations of heavy metals that may be imposing as yet poorly understood costs to these lizards.

  9. Generation and analysis of expressed sequence tags from a normalized cDNA library of young leaf from Ma bamboo (Dendrocalamus latiflorus Munro).

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    Gao, Z M; Li, C L; Peng, Z H

    2011-11-01

    Ma bamboo (Dendrocalamus latiflorus Munro) belongs to Dendrocalamus genus, Bambusease tribe, Bambusoideae subfamily, Poaceae family. It is a representative species of clumping bamboo, and a principal commercial species for various construction purposes using mature culms and for human consumption using young shoots. A normalized cDNA library was constructed from young leaves of Ma bamboo and 9,574 high-quality ESTs were generated, from which 5,317 unigenes including 1,502 contigs and 3,815 singletons were assembled. The unigenes were assigned into different gene ontology (GO) categories and summarized into 13 broad biologically functional groups according to similar functional characteristics or cellular roles by BLAST search against public databases. Eight hundred and ninety-one unigenes were assigned by KO identifiers and mapped to six KEGG biochemical pathways. The transcripts involved in biosynthesis of secondary metabolites such as cytochrome 450, flavonol synthase/flavanone 3-hydroxylase, and dihydroflavonol-4-reductase were well represented by 14 unigenes in the unigene set. The candidate genes involved in phytohormone metabolism, signal transduction and encoding cell wall-associated receptor kinases were also identified. Sixty-seven unigenes related to plant resistance (R) genes, including RPP genes, RGAs and RDL/RF genes, were discovered. These results will provide genome-wide knowledge about the molecular physiology of Ma bamboo young leaves and tools for advanced studies of molecular mechanism underlying leaf growth and development.

  10. Provenance and sedimentary analysis of the basal portion of the Bambuí Group at Arcos (MG

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    Matheus Kuchenbecker

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    Full Text Available The origin and evolution of Bambuí Basin has been a matter of debate, in much intensified by the recent exploratory efforts carried out by public and private companies looking for natural gas. In the southeastern portion of the basin there are rare opportunities to access the contact between the sedimentary rocks and its basement, whose characteristics are crucial to understanding the processes of basin installation and the early sedimentation. The analysis of drill cores allowed us to describe the lowermost Bambuí Group in Arcos (MG region, including its basement. The sampled section displays as basement an archean granodiorite (ca. 2.8 – 2.9 Ga, fractured at the time of sedimentation. The Bambuí Group basal unit is dm-thick, massive lodgment tillite. Grains of zircon separated from the tillite matrix were dated and show a main age peak at ca. 2.8 Ga, indicating provenance from the own basement. On the tillite rests an impure limestone that passes gradually to a muddy unit, in a retrogradational filling trend. Terrigenous fragments in the impure limestone suggests that the basement has continued to be a source of sediments in the bottom of the section. The pelitic rocks that occurs to the top has a litochemical signature compatible with acidic source rocks, and shows Sm-Nd model ages of 1.7 Ga. These data suggests that rocks from the Brasília Belt have acted as a source for the pelitic rocks, supporting the interpretation of a foreland set for the basin.

  11. Projeto Bambuí: maneiras de pensar e agir de idosos hipertensos

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    Firmo Josélia Oliveira Araújo

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    Full Text Available As maneiras de pensar e de agir de idosos frente à hipertensão arterial foram investigadas, utilizando-se uma abordagem antropológica baseada no modelo de Signos, Significados e Ações ¹. Participaram do trabalho 26 idos os (> 60 anos, selecionados aleatoriamente entre hipertensos participantes da linha de base da coorte de Bambuí. O eixo organizador das narrativas mostrou uma clara distinção entre "problema de pressão" e "pressão alta". A "pressão alta" é desencadeada especialmente por problemas familiares e pode ser facilmente reconhecida pela identificação de algumas manifestações específicas; o que é considerado problemático é o momento em que a pressão sobe, único momento em que as intervenções são vistas como necessárias. Desta forma, a importância de buscar o tratamento ou seguir corretamente a prescrição médica fica dependente da identificação de um aumento da pressão, seja pela presença de sintomas específicos, seja pela presença de condições subjetivas favoráveis à elevação da pressão arterial. Dificuldades financeiras para a obtenção da consulta médica e para a aquisição dos medicamentos são também identificadas pelos idosos como fatores que dificultam o início ou a continuidade do tratamento da hipertensão arterial.

  12. Allocation of aboveground biomass and model optimization of Dendrocalamus latilforusmunro%麻竹地上器官生物量分配及其模型优化

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    徐振国; 黄大勇; 郭起荣; 李忠国

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    选择广西南宁市良庆区大塘镇横州村麻竹林为研究对象,采用方差分析、线形相关分析、主成分分析及回归分析等方法,探讨其地上器官生物量分配及模型优化。结果表明:立竹年龄对麻竹竹秆、竹枝的含水率有较大的影响,竹秆与竹叶、竹枝与竹叶的含水率差异显著,不同年龄年麻竹的竹秆与竹叶的含水率差异显著;胸径与竹秆、竹枝生物量的回归分析优化模型分别为:H=2.47+0.86D-0.029D2,R2=0.94;H =1.48+3.41D-0.11D2, R2=0.91。本研究建立的竹秆生物量与胸径的数学模型在一定程度上可以指导实践工作,并为麻竹林经营提供了理论依据。%Dendrocalamus latilforusMunro in Hengzhou village, Datang town, Liangqing district, Nanning city in Guangxi was chosen as the research object to study allocation of aboveground organs’ biomass and model optimization using the methods of variance analysis、linear correlation analysis、principal component analysis and regression analysis. The results showed that: it has a great influence of bamboo age on the moisture content of culm and branch ofDendrocalamus latilforusMunro; the difference of moisture content between bamboo culm and bamboo leaves is significant, the same as bamboo branches and bamboo leaves, the optimization model for regression analysis between diameter at breast height(DBH)and bamboo culm biomass isH=2.47+0.86D-0.029D2, R2=0.94; and the same model between DBH and bamboo branches biomass isH =1.48+3.41D-0.11D2,R2=0.91.the mathematical model of bamboo culm and DBH established in the study can guide the practical word to a certain extent, and provide a theoretical basis for management ofDendrocalamus latilforus Munro.

  13. Projeto Bambuí: a experiência do cuidado domiciliário por esposas de idosos dependentes The Bambuí Health and Aging Study (BHAS: the experience with home care provided by wives of dependent elderly

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    Karla C. Giacomin

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por objetivo investigar as características do processo de cuidar e a experiência de mulheres que cuidam de seus maridos idosos em Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Entre os participantes do Projeto Bambuí, selecionaram-se dez idosos que necessitavam de cuidador e disseram ser cuidados por suas esposas. As dez esposas foram entrevistadas, utilizando-se de um roteiro de questões, com os grandes eixos temáticos sugeridos pela literatura. A análise dos dados inspirou-se na corrente interpretativa da antropologia e nos remete a uma cultura que define o papel, as responsabilidades e as obrigações da mulher, determina as regras que regem as relações conjugais, dita normas e modelos de comportamento e estabelece que cuidar de um idoso dependente é uma obrigação "natural" da mulher. Apesar de todas as evidências, as mulheres têm dificuldade em dissociar o cuidado de seu papel de esposas e em admitir o fardo. Cuidador e necessitados de cuidados vivem a dura realidade da incapacidade funcional, de modo integral, intuitivo e improvisado. Essa reflexão reforça a responsabilidade pela sistematização do cuidado domiciliário no nosso meio.This paper investigates the characteristics of caregiving and the experience of women that care for their elderly husbands in Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Among the elderly population in this community, the authors interviewed ten wives, using a survey exploring the main themes on the subject of caregiving. The data were interpreted based on an anthropological model of analysis. This model places the interaction between the individual and the context in the center of the interpretative process, underlying the construction and expression of diverse forms of human experience. The results of the survey highlighted the role, responsibilities, and obligations of women in Brazilian society with respect to caregiving for dependent elders. Women are seen as "natural" caregivers, whereby it is

  14. Ultralong Cycle Life Achieved by a Natural Plant: Miscanthus × giganteus for Lithium Oxygen Batteries.

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    Li, Shu; Bi, Xuanxuan; Tao, Ran; Wang, Qingzhen; Yao, Ying; Wu, Feng; Zhang, Cunzhong

    2017-02-08

    Large energy-storage systems and electric vehicles require energy devices with high power and high energy density. Lithium oxygen (Li-O2) batteries could achieve high energy density, but they are still facing problems such as low practical capacity and poor cyclability. Here, we prepare activated carbons (MGACs) based on the natural plant Miscanthus × giganteus (MG) through slow pyrolysis. It possesses a large surface area, plenty of active sites, and high porosity, which are beneficial to the utilization of oxygen electrode in Li-O2 batteries. The MGACs-based oxygen electrode delivers a high specific capacity of 9400 mAh/g at 0.02 mA/cm(2), and long cycle life of 601 cycles (with a cutoff capacity of 500 mAh/g) and 295 cycles (with a cutoff capacity of 1000 mAh/g) at 0.2 mA/cm(2), respectively. Additionally, the material exhibits high rate capability and high reversibility, which is a promising candidate for the application in Li-O2 batteries.

  15. Environmental hazards related to Miscanthus x giganteus cultivation on heavy metal contaminated soil

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    Pogrzeba M.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available According to recent estimates reaching the target of a 20% share of renewable energy sources (RES in the final energy balance in Poland by 2020 will result in the demand for more than 8 million tons of biomass, which, in turn, will entail the necessity of creating large-scale energy crop plantations. According to EU assumptions the most effective way to produce biomass for energy purposes is cultivation of energy crops in agricultural areas. It is particularly vital for Poland, because these areas constitute a relatively large part of the country (59%, 76% of them being used as farmlands. In Silesia, the most industrialized region of the country, 5-10% of agricultural soils are contaminated with cadmium, lead and zinc. The main objective of the presented study was to estimate the accumulation of heavy metals in the tissues of Miscanthus x giganteus grown on contaminated soils and calculate concentrations of Pb, Cd and Zn in crops. It was shown that the large intake of heavy metals by that species could cause high emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere during its improper combustion. As a side effect, winter harvesting led to the loss of even 30% of biomass. Plant residues (leaves can be the source of pollution after decomposing and releasing metals back into the soil. Moreover, miscanthus leaves can be transferred by wind to the surrounding areas. It is very likely that ash coming from the combustion of contaminated biomass cannot be used as a fertilizer.

  16. Gasification of torrefied Miscanthus × giganteus in an air-blown bubbling fluidized bed gasifier.

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    Xue, G; Kwapinska, M; Horvat, A; Kwapinski, W; Rabou, L P L M; Dooley, S; Czajka, K M; Leahy, J J

    2014-05-01

    Torrefaction is suggested to be an effective method to improve the fuel properties of biomass and gasification of torrefied biomass should provide a higher quality product gas than that from unprocessed biomass. In this study, both raw and torrefied Miscanthus × giganteus (M×G) were gasified in an air-blown bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) gasifier using olivine as the bed material. The effects of equivalence ratio (ER) (0.18-0.32) and bed temperature (660-850°C) on the gasification performance were investigated. The results obtained suggest the optimum gasification conditions for the torrefied M × G are ER 0.21 and 800°C. The product gas from these process conditions had a higher heating value (HHV) of 6.70 MJ/m(3), gas yield 2m(3)/kg biomass (H2 8.6%, CO 16.4% and CH4 4.4%) and cold gas efficiency 62.7%. The comparison between raw and torrefied M × G indicates that the torrefied M × G is more suitable BFB gasification.

  17. Cutaneous and diphtheritic avian poxvirus infection in a nestling Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) from Antarctica

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    Shearn-Bochsler, Valerie; Green, David Earl; Converse, K.A.; Docherty, D.E.; Thiel, T.; Geisz, H.N.; Fraser, William R.; Patterson-Fraser, Donna L.

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    The Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus) is declining over much of its range and currently is listed as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Island-specific breeding colonies near Palmer Station, Antarctica, have been monitored for over 30 years, and because this population continues to increase, it is critically important to conservation. In austral summer 2004, six diseased giant petrel chicks were observed in four of these colonies. Diseased chicks were 6a??9 weeks old and had multiple proliferative nodules on their bills and skin. One severely affected chick was found dead on the nest and was salvaged for necropsy. Histopathological examination of nodules from the dead chick revealed epithelial cell hyperplasia and hypertrophy with numerous eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusions (B??llinger bodies). A poxvirus was isolated from multiple nodules. Poxviral infection has not been reported in this species, and the reason for its emergence and its potential impact on the population are not yet known.

  18. Catalytic pyrolysis of miscanthus × giganteus in a spouted bed reactor.

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    Du, Shoucheng; Sun, Yijia; Gamliel, David P; Valla, Julia A; Bollas, George M

    2014-10-01

    A conical spouted bed reactor was designed and tested for fast catalytic pyrolysis of miscanthus × giganteus over Zeolite Socony Mobil-5 (ZSM-5) catalyst, in the temperature range of 400-600 °C and catalyst to biomass ratios 1:1-5:1. The effect of operating conditions on the lumped product distribution, bio-oil selectivity and gas composition was investigated. In particular, it was shown that higher temperature favors the production of gas and bio-oil aromatics and results in lower solid and liquid yields. Higher catalyst to biomass ratios increased the gas yield, at the expense of liquid and solid products, while enhancing aromatic selectivity. The separate catalytic effects of ZSM-5 catalyst and its Al2O3 support were studied. The support contributes to increased coke/char formation, due to the uncontrolled spatial distribution and activity of its alumina sites. The presence of ZSM-5 zeolite in the catalyst enhanced the production of aromatics due to its proper pore size distribution and activity.

  19. Spatio-temporal variation of core and satellite arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus communities in Miscanthus giganteus

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    Christopher James Barnes

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    Full Text Available Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF are a group of obligate plant symbionts which can promote plant nutrition. AMF communities are diverse, but the factors which control their assembly in space and time remain unclear. In this study, the contributions of geographical distance, environmental heterogeneity and time to shaping AMF communities associated with Miscanthus giganteus were determined over a 13 month period. In particular, the community was partitioned into core (abundant and persistent taxa and satellite (taxa with low abundance and persistence constituents and the drivers of community assembly for each determined. We show that AMF richness and community composition changed over time associated with fluctuation within both the core and satellite communities. The degree to which AMF community variation was explained by soil properties was consistently higher in the core community than the combined and satellite communities, suggesting that the satellite community had considerable stochasticity associated with it. We suggest that the partitioning of communities into their core and satellite constituents could be employed to enhance the variation explained within microbial community analyses.

  20. Spatio-Temporal Variation of Core and Satellite Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Communities in Miscanthus giganteus

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    Barnes, Christopher J.; Burns, Caitlin A.; van der Gast, Christopher J.; McNamara, Niall P.; Bending, Gary D.

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    Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are a group of obligate plant symbionts which can promote plant nutrition. AMF communities are diverse, but the factors which control their assembly in space and time remain unclear. In this study, the contributions of geographical distance, environmental heterogeneity and time in shaping AMF communities associated with Miscanthus giganteus (a perennial grass originating from south-east Asia) were determined over a 13 months period. In particular, the community was partitioned into core (abundant and persistent taxa) and satellite (taxa with low abundance and persistence) constituents and the drivers of community assembly for each determined. β-diversity was exceptionally low across the 140 m line transects, and there was limited evidence of geographical scaling effects on the composition of the core, satellite or combined communities. However, AMF richness and community composition changed over time associated with fluctuation within both the core and satellite communities. The degree to which AMF community variation was explained by soil properties was consistently higher in the core community than the combined and satellite communities, suggesting that the satellite community had considerable stochasticity associated with it. We suggest that the partitioning of communities into their core and satellite constituents could be employed to enhance the variation explained within microbial community analyses. PMID:27597844

  1. PENGEMBANGAN BAHAN KAMPAS REM SEPEDA MOTOR DARI KOMPOSIT SERAT BAMBU TERHADAP KETAHANAN AUS PADA KONDISI KERING DAN BASAH

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    Pramuko Ilmu Purboputro

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini untuk menemukan komposisi bahan kampas rem yang optimal  non asbes, yang mempunyai karakteristik dinamik yang lebih baik. Komposisi dilakukan dari serat bambu,fiberglass, serbuk aluminium, dengan pengikat poliester. Pengujian awal yang dilakukan adalah kekerasan bahan dan keausan pada kondisi kering dan pembasahan air. Hasil yang didapat adalah kampas rem dengan komposisi Variasi 1 adalah paling keras , dengan harga kekerasan sebesar  14,47 BHN yang lebih keras dibanding produk di pasaran dengan harga kekerasan 13,7 BHN.  Pengujian Keausan Ogoshi pada kondisi kering maksimal mempunyai nilai keausan yang paling rendah yaitu sebesar 0.00041mm2/kg. Untuk Pengujian Keausan Ogoshi Kondisi basah dengan air, diperoleh bahwa, bahan kampas rem dengan Variasi 1 paling rendah keausannya yaitu sebesar 0,0062 mm2/kg. Kondisi basah dengan oli, diperoleh bahwa, bahan kampas rem dengan Variasi 2 paling rendah keausannya yaitu sebesar 0,0003 mm2/kg.

  2. Sifat Fisika Mekanika dan Ketahanan Papan Partikel Bambu dengan Perekat Asam Sitrat terhadap Serangan Rayap Kayu Kering

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    Ragil Widyorini

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    Full Text Available Penelitian mengenai penggunaan asam sitrat sebagai agen pengikat alami masih relatif sedikit. Oleh karena itu penelitian ini difokuskan pada pengaruh jumlah asam sitrat dan suhu pengempaan terhadap sifat papan partikel bambu, termasuk ketahanannya terhadap serangan rayap kayu kering. Bahan penelitian adalah partikel bambu petung. Komposisi kimia bahan baku bambu diuji untuk kadar ekstraktif, holoselulosa, lignin, dan alfa selulosa. Faktor pada penelitian ini adalah jumlah asam sitrat (0 - 40% berdasarkan berat kering udara partikel dan suhu pengempaan (200 oC dan 220 oC. Sifat fisika dan mekanika papan partikel diuji berdasarkan standar pengujian JIS A 5908. Analisis menggunakan Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR juga dilakukan untuk mengetahui perubahan gugus ester pada berbagai jumlah asam sitrat dan suhu pengempaan. Pengujian ketahanan terhadap serangan rayap kayu kering juga dilakukan dengan menghitung nilai pengurangan berat dan mortalitas rayap setelah 6 minggu. Hasil pengujian menunjukkan bahwa interaksi kedua faktor berpengaruh nyata terhadap nilai pengembangan tebal, penyerapan air, modulus elastisitas dan modulus patah. Intensitas gugus C=O yang ditunjukkan pada puncak 1720 cm-1 semakin bertambah besar seiiring dengan semakin banyaknya jumlah asam sitrat, yang menyebabkan kekuatan perekatan dan stabilitas dimensi papan partikel menjadi semakin kuat. Kondisi optimum pada penelitian ini adalah papan partikel dengan penambahan jumlah asam sitrat 20 % pada suhu pengempaan 200 oC dengan kualitas yang dapat memenuhi standar JIS A 5908 tipe 8. Penambahan asam sitrat dapat meningkatkan mortalitas rayap kayu kering secara nyata. Penambahan 20 % asam sitrat pada suhu pengempaan 200 oC menghasilkan nilai pengurangan berat 0,9 % dan mortalitas rayap 57 %. Kata kunci: bambu petung, asam sitrat, suhu pengempaan, jumlah asam sitrat.   Mechanical properties and durability against the dry termite attacks of particleboard made from bamboo

  3. O bambu e a construção da arquitetura contemporânea: um olhar às obras no Brasil

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    A proposta deste estudo é demonstrar a possibilidade de utilização do bambu, como material construtivo, na arquitetura contem porânea. Com intuito de referenciá-las, pauta-se em alguns exemplos, compreendidos entre 1995 e 2014, no Brasil e no exterior, abordando aspectos técnicos específicos inerentes à sua aplicação e traçando um panorama atual do seu emprego. O critério de seleção, das obras apresentadas, deu-se em função da relevância do papel estrutural desempenhado pelo bambu. A pesqu...

  4. Characterization of Miscanthus giganteus lignin isolated by ethanol organosolv process under reflux condition.

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    Bauer, Stefan; Sorek, Hagit; Mitchell, Valerie D; Ibáñez, Ana B; Wemmer, David E

    2012-08-22

    Miscanthus giganteus lignin was extracted by an organosolv process under reflux conditions (4 h) with varying concentrations of ethanol (65%, 75%, 85%, 95%) and 0.2 M hydrochloric acid as catalyst. The resulting lignin was extensively characterized by size exclusion chromatography (SEC), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS), two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (2D-NMR), and chemical analysis (residual sugars, Klason lignin, ash). The predominant linkage units present were β-O-4' (82-84%), resinol (6-7%), and phenylcoumaran (10-11%). The 65% ethanol solvent system gave the lowest lignin yield (14% of starting biomass) compared to 29-32% of the other systems. Increasing ethanol concentration resulted in decreasing carbohydrate content of the lignins (3.6-1.1%), a higher solubility in tetrahydrofuran (THF), a slight reduction of the molecular weight (M(w) 2.72-2.25 KDa), an increasing α-ethoxylation, and an increase in ethoxylated phenylpropenoic compounds (p-coumaric and ferulic acid), but the S/G ratio of the monolignols (0.63, GC/MS) and Klason lignin content (86-88%) were unaffected. An extraction method for these ethyl-esterified phenylpropenoids and smaller molecular weight lignin compounds was developed. The effect of reaction time (2, 4, and 8 h) was investigated for the 95% ethanol solvent system. Besides increased lignin yield (13-43%), a slight increase in M(w) (2.21-2.38 kDa) and S/G ratio (0.53-0.68, GC-MS) was observed. Consecutive extractions suggested that these changes were not from lignin modifications (e.g., condensations) but rather from extraction of lignin of different composition. The results were compared to similar solvent systems with 95% acetone and 95% dioxane.

  5. Effect of Steam Explosion Pretreatment on the Specific Methane Yield of Miscanthus x giganteus

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    Franz Theuretzbacher

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available A highly promising energy crop for biogas production can be Miscanthus x giganteus. It has multiple advantages, which include low soil requirements and the existence of genotypes adapted to dry conditions in comparison to other energy crops. Miscanthus cannot be used in the biogas plant without a pretreatment due to the recalcitrant nature of lignocelluloses. One of the most efficient pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic biomass is steam explosion. This includes heating the biomass at high temperature values, followed by mechanical disruption of the biomass fibres by a rapid pressure drop. The objective of this study is to analyse the effect of the steam explosion pretreatment on the specific biogas and methane production of miscanthus. In addition methane hectare yields are calculated and compared to those of maize. Steam explosion pretreatment was carried out in a laboratory scale facility in Ĺs, Norway. The miscanthus was mixed with water and heated up to the desired temperature. After a defined pretreatment time the pressure in the reaction vessel was reduced rapidly, which caused the liquid water to vaporize immediately. The material was cooled down in a flushing tank and was then stored at 5°C until further analytical procedures. Pretreatment temperatures were 190°C and 210°C; holding times were 5, 10 and 15 minutes. Determination of the specific methane yield was done in triplicate using batch tests according to VDI 4630. The material was inoculated with the liquid fermentation residue of a biogas plant. The produced gas was collected in eudiometers and then analysed for the CH4 and CO2 content.

  6. Effect of Steam Explosion Pretreatment on the Specific Methane Yield of Miscanthus x giganteus

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    Franz Theuretzbacher

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available A highly promising energy crop for biogas production can be Miscanthus x giganteus. It has multiple advantages, which include low soil requirements and the existence of genotypes adapted to dry conditions in comparison to other energy crops. Miscanthus cannot be used in the biogas plant without a pretreatment due to the recalcitrant nature of lignocelluloses. One of the most efficient pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic biomass is steam explosion. This includes heating the biomass at high temperature values, followed by mechanical disruption of the biomass fibres by a rapid pressure drop. The objective of this study is to analyse the effect of the steam explosion pretreatment on the specific biogas and methane production of miscanthus. In addition methane hectare yields are calculated and compared to those of maize. Steam explosion pretreatment was carried out in a laboratory scale facility in Ĺs, Norway. The miscanthus was mixed with water and heated up to the desired temperature. After a defined pretreatment time the pressure in the reaction vessel was reduced rapidly, which caused the liquid water to vaporize immediately. The material was cooled down in a flushing tank and was then stored at 5°C until further analytical procedures. Pretreatment temperatures were 190°C and 210°C; holding times were 5, 10 and 15 minutes. Determination of the specific methane yield was done in triplicate using batch tests according to VDI 4630. The material was inoculated with the liquid fermentation residue of a biogas plant. The produced gas was collected in eudiometers and then analysed for the CH4 and CO2 content. 

  7. 不同纬度引种地马来甜龙竹(Dendrocalamus asper)光合特性的比较%Comparison of the photosynthetic characteristics of Dendrocalamus asper introduced in different latitude regions

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    杜旭华; 丁兴萃; 陈岩; 吴寿国; 邹跃国; 巫广文

    2012-01-01

    Through the research on photosynthesis of bamboo species (Dendrocalamus asper) introduced from Thailand and planted in Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangdong provinces, their physiological adaptation response to different environments during domestication process were discussed. Results got in the 3 experimental fields were as follows; Photosynthetic capacity of D. Asper was significantly different in three different regions. Its net photosynthetic rate ( Pn ) , phto-synthetic capacity, transpiration rate( Tr) etc. Varied with the latitude,I. E. ,the one in Rui'an where has the highest latitude and relatively low light and temperature showed lower photosynthetic capacity than those in Hua'an and Guangning. The diurnal change of Pn in Rui'an demonstrated a "single-peak", whose peak time appeared at 12:00 am, while the other two were "twin peaks" , whose peak time appeared at 10:00 and 14:00 respectively, and the first peak was higher than the latter. The photoresponse characteristic parameters also demonstrated that the photosynthesis capacity of D. Asper in Rui'an was weaker than the other two places. The Pn,max in Rui'an was only about 80 % of that in Hua'an and Guangning. Rui'an's light compensation point(P1c) and light saturation point(P1s) were also very low, only 38.4 and 712.60 μmol/(m · s) respectively. Among three places, P1c and P1s of D. Asper's in Hua'an was the highest. In the morning, the Gs was the essential factor to Pn, comparing that Pn might be effected mainly by other factors in the afternoon. Gs in Rui'an was obviously lower than that in the other two regions, therefore, the intercellular CO2 concentration and Pn in Rui'an was the lowerest among the three. The dormancy of Pn in the noon time was mainly caused by the inhibition of GB, while in the afternoon, the intercellular CO2 concentration kept high, as the low rate of Pn was caused by non-stomatal factors.%对试种于浙江、福建、广东等3省不同纬度试验地的马来甜龙竹(泰国

  8. Evaluation of suitability of Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus Greef et Deu. in phytoextraction of copper and zinc from soil

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    Full Text Available The main objective of this study was to determine the suitability of Miscanthus × giganteus to phytoextraction of copper and zinc from soil, as well as evaluation of the tolerance of this species to the increasing concentration of the metals. Potential for phytoextraction of Miscanthus × giganteus had been studied for two years, pot experiment in the plastic greenhouse when they grown in mineral soil (which was slightly loamy sand and soil with raised peat substrate with four levels of copper and zinc: control (native Cu and Zn content, Cu – 80 mg·dm-3, Zn – 300 mg·dm-3 – weak pollution, Cu – 100 mg·dm-3, Zn – 1000 mg·dm-3 – medium pollution, Cu – 500 mg·dm-3, Zn – 3000 mg·dm-3 – strong pollution. Assessing their potential for copper and zinc phytoextraction from the soil, it was found that it is not significant. No hyperaccumulation of heavy metals in the aboveground biomass was found in this study.

  9. Preliminary Results on Growing Second Generation Biofuel Crop Miscanthus X Giganteus at The Polluted Military Site in Ukraine

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    Full Text Available The semi-field research on using second-generation biofuel crop Miscanthus x giganteus for restoration of former military site in Kamenetz-Podilsky, Ukraine was carried out during two vegetation seasons. Despite high metal pollution of soil, in particular, by Fe, Mn, Ti, and Zr, no growth inhibition was observed. The concentrations followed pattern soil > roots > stems > leaves. Accumulation of particular metals in roots was different: Fe, Mn and Ti were accumulated rather palpably after the first vegetation season and less tangible after the second one. Cu, Pb and Zn were less accumulative in both vegetation seasons, and for As and Pb the accumulative concentrations were very small. Accumulations in the aboveground parts of the plant in comparison to roots were significantly lower in case of Fe, Ti, Mn, Cu, Zn, Sr and even statistically comparable to zero in case of As, Pb and Zr. Calculated translocation ratio of metals in the plant’s parts preferably indicated lack of metals’ hyper accumulation. Generally, no correlations were observed between concentrations of metals in the soil and in the upper plant’s parts. The research confirmed the ability of Miscanthus x giganteus to grow on the military soils predominantly contaminated by metals.

  10. Potential growth and biomass productivity of Miscanthus x giganteus as affected by plant density and N-fertilization in central Greece

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    Danalatos, N.G.; Archontoulis, S.V.; Mitsios, I.

    2007-01-01

    The potential growth and biomass productivity of Miscanthus x giganteus was investigated under constraint-free conditions during two years with appreciable different climatic conditions in central Greece, and under three different plant densities (0.66, 1, 2 pl m(-2)) and two different nitrogen dres

  11. Production and characterization of charcoal from species and varieties of bamboos; Producao e caracterizacao do carvao vegetal de especies e variedades de bambu

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    Brito, J.O.; Tomazello Filho, M. [Sao Paulo Univ., Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz; Barros Salgado, A.L. de [Instituto Agronomico de Campinas, SP (Brazil)

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    Samples of bamboo culms (B. vulgaris var. vittata, B vulgaris, B. tuldoides. Dendrocalamus, Guandua angustifolia) were collected in three longitudinal positions from adult culms and carbonized in laboratory conditions. Eucalypt (E. urophilla hybrid) wood was used as a comparative parameter. Differences between the charcoal from the bamboo species and Eucalypt were observed. The bamboo culms presented higher values of lignin and holorcelulose in relation to wood samples. The bamboo culms provided higher charcoal yields and non-condensable gases.The bamboo charcoal was denser and with higher ash content in relation to wood charcoal. (author). 17 refs., 5 tabs

  12. Seasonal dynamics of nutrient accumulation and partitioning in the perennial C{sub 4}-grasses Miscanthus x giganteus and Spartina cynosuroides

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    Beale, C.V. [Writtle College, Chelmsford (United Kingdom)] Long, S.P. [Essex Univ., Colchester (United Kingdom). Dept. of Biological and Chemical Sciences

    1997-12-31

    Seasonal variation in the accumulation and partitioning of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium was determined in both the above-ground and below-ground dry matter of the potential energy crops Miscanthus x giganteus and Spartina cynosuroides. It is desirable from both economic and environmental perspectives that such crops should exhibit a high nutrient use efficiency and minimal nutrient losses to the environment. The N, P and K concentrations in the above-ground dry matter, at final harvest, were 5.0, 0.6 and 12.0 mg g{sup -1} respectively in M. x giganteus and 3.0, 0.4 and 1.0 mg g{sup -1} in S. cynosurodes. Both species exhibited the high N-use efficiency expected of C{sub 4} plants. Nitrate leaching was negligible. At the end of the growing season, nutrients were translocated to the rhizomes and, in the case of M. giganteus, recycled to the soil in shed leaves. Consequently the nutrient content of the crop offtake was low. It was calculated that the N, P and K requirements of a M. x giganteus crop producing an above-ground harvest of 1.5 kg m{sup -2} dry matter would be 9.2, .3 and 20.4 g m{sup -2} respectively. The corresponding nutrient requirements for S. cynosuroides would be 7.5, 1.7 and 8.8 g m{sup -2}. Except for the K requirements of M. x giganteus, the N, P and K demands of both species were less than those of typical graminaceous crops, including maize. (Author)

  13. Genome-Wide Transcriptional Profiling to Elucidate Key Candidates Involved in Bud Burst and Rattling Growth in a Subtropical Bamboo (Dendrocalamus hamiltonii)

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    Bhandawat, Abhishek; Singh, Gagandeep; Seth, Romit; Singh, Pradeep; Sharma, Ram K.

    2017-01-01

    Bamboo, one of the fastest growing plants, can be a promising model system to understand growth. The study provides an insight into the complex interplay between environmental signaling and cellular machineries governing initiation and persistence of growth in a subtropical bamboo (Dendrocalamus hamiltonii). Phenological and spatio-temporal transcriptome analysis of rhizome and shoot during the major vegetative developmental transitions of D. hamiltonii was performed to dissect factors governing growth. Our work signifies the role of environmental cues, predominantly rainfall, decreasing day length, and high humidity for activating dormant bud to produce new shoot, possibly through complex molecular interactions among phosphatidylinositol, calcium signaling pathways, phytohormones, circadian rhythm, and humidity responses. We found the coordinated regulation of auxin, cytokinin, brassinosteroid signaling and cell cycle modulators; facilitating cell proliferation, cell expansion, and cell wall biogenesis supporting persistent growth of emerging shoot. Putative master regulators among these candidates were identified using predetermined Arabidopsis thaliana protein-protein interaction network. We got clues that the growth signaling begins far back in rhizome even before it emerges out as new shoot. Putative growth candidates identified in our study can serve in devising strategies to engineer bamboos and timber trees with enhanced growth and biomass potentials. PMID:28123391

  14. First proteome study of sporadic flowering in bamboo species (Bambusa vulgaris and Dendrocalamus manipureanus) reveal the boom is associated with stress and mobile genetic elements.

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    Louis, Bengyella; Waikhom, Sayanika Devi; Goyari, Sailendra; Jose, Robinson C; Roy, Pranab; Talukdar, Narayan Chandra

    2015-12-15

    Bamboo species are the fastest-growing plants having a long vegetative cycle. Abrupt switching from the vegetative phase to the reproductive phase via sporadic flowering boom, occasionally leads to death of bamboo clumps, and threatens the existence of many bamboo species. To apprehend the molecular mechanism driving sporadic flowering, proteome changes in the initial and advanced floral buds of two edible bamboo species (Bambusa vulgaris and Dendrocalamus manipureanus) was dissected by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE). A total of 39 differentially expressed peptide spots were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-TOF/MS). In both B. vulgaris and D. manipureanus, identified proteins were categorized as transposon-related, defence and stress-related, cell cycle related, metabolism related, signal transduction related, and some lacked known putative domains. Proteins such as SEPALLATA3, ubiquitin, histone 3, thaumatin-like protein, putative tethering factor, SF-assemblin, polyubiquitin, mitochondrial carrier-like protein and RPT2-like protein were significantly expressed. Differences in D. manipureanus and B. vulgaris suggested that bamboo species have diverse 'drivers' or 'passengers' genes that govern natural sporadic flowering boom. This first floral proteomics analysis of bamboos revealed that sporadic boom is a highly energetic process, associated with stress elements, mobile genetic elements and signal transduction cross-talk elements.

  15. Characterisation of siRNAs derived from new isolates of bamboo mosaic virus and their associated satellites in infected ma bamboo (Dendrocalamus latiflorus).

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    Lin, Wenwu; Yan, Wenkai; Yang, Wenting; Yu, Chaowei; Chen, Huihuang; Zhang, Wen; Wu, Zujian; Yang, Liang; Xie, Lianhui

    2017-02-01

    We characterised the virus-derived small interfering RNAs (vsiRNA) of bamboo mosaic virus (Ba-vsiRNAs) and its associated satellite RNA (satRNA)-derived siRNAs (satsiRNAs) in a bamboo plant (Dendrocalamus latiflorus) by deep sequencing. Ba-vsiRNAs and satsiRNAs of 21-22 nt in length, with both (+) and (-) polarity, predominated. The 5'-terminal base of Ba-vsiRNA was biased towards A, whereas a bias towards C/U was observed in sense satsiRNAs, and towards A in antisense satsiRNAs. A large set of bamboo genes were identified as potential targets of Ba-vsiRNAs and satsiRNAs, revealing RNA silencing-based virus-host interactions in plants. Moreover, we isolated and characterised new isolates of bamboo mosaic virus (BaMV; 6,350 nt) and BaMV-associated satRNA (satBaMV; 834 nt), designated BaMV-MAZSL1 and satBaMV-MAZSL1, respectively.

  16. Identification of GBV-D, a novel GB-like flavivirus from old world frugivorous bats (Pteropus giganteus in Bangladesh.

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    Full Text Available Bats are reservoirs for a wide range of zoonotic agents including lyssa-, henipah-, SARS-like corona-, Marburg-, Ebola-, and astroviruses. In an effort to survey for the presence of other infectious agents, known and unknown, we screened sera from 16 Pteropus giganteus bats from Faridpur, Bangladesh, using high-throughput pyrosequencing. Sequence analyses indicated the presence of a previously undescribed virus that has approximately 50% identity at the amino acid level to GB virus A and C (GBV-A and -C. Viral nucleic acid was present in 5 of 98 sera (5% from a single colony of free-ranging bats. Infection was not associated with evidence of hepatitis or hepatic dysfunction. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that this first GBV-like flavivirus reported in bats constitutes a distinct species within the Flaviviridae family and is ancestral to the GBV-A and -C virus clades.

  17. Developing County-level Water Footprints of Biofuel Produced from Switchgrass and Miscanthus x Giganteus in the United States

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    Wu, May M. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Chiu, Yi-Wen [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2014-09-30

    Perennial grass has been proposed as a potential candidate for producing cellulosic biofuel because of its promising productivity and benefits to water quality, and because it is a non-food feedstock. While extensive research focuses on selecting and developing species and conversion technologies, the impact of grass-based biofuel production on water resources remains less clear. As feedstock growth requires water and the type of water consumed may vary considerably from region to region, water use must be characterized with spatial resolution and on a fuel production basis. This report summarizes a study that assesses the impact of biofuel production on water resource use and water quality at county, state, and regional scales by developing a water footprint of biofuel produced from switchgrass and Miscanthus × giganteus via biochemical conversion.

  18. Ecological aspects of phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from a cave of the speleological province of Bambuí, Brazil.

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    Carvalho, Gustavo Mayr de Lima; Brazil, Reginaldo Peçanha; Ramos, Mariana Campos das Neves Farah; Serra e Meira, Paula Cavalcante Lamy; Zenóbio, Ana Paula Lusardo de Almeida; Botelho, Helbert Antônio; Sanguinette, Cristiani de Castilho; Saraiva, Lara; Andrade Filho, José Dilermando

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    Phlebotomines are invertebrate hosts of Leishmania genus species which are etiological agents of leishmaniases in humans and other mammals. Sandflies are often collected in entomological studies of caves both in the inner area and the adjacent environments. Caves are ecotypes clearly different from the external environment. Several caves have been opened to public visitation before any studies were performed and the places do not have scientific monitoring of the fauna, flora, geological and geographical characteristics. These events can lead to the loss of geological and biological information. Considering these aspects, this study aimed to describe the sand fly fauna, including the ecological features, in a limestone cave at the Speleological Province of Bambuí (Minas Gerais State, Brazil). A total of 8,354 specimens of sandflies belonging to 29 species were analyzed: Lutzomyia cavernicola (20%), Nyssomyia intermedia (15%), Martinsmyia oliveirai (13%), Evandromyia spelunca (12%), Evandromyia sallesi (11%), Migonemyia migonei (9%), Nyssomyia whitmani (9%), Sciopemyia sordellii (4%) and Lutzomyia longipalpis (2%). The others species represent 5% of the total. This manuscript presents data found on richness, diversity, evenness and seasonality, comparing the sand fly fauna trapped in the cave and its surroundings.

  19. High sensitivity C-reactive protein distribution in the elderly: the Bambuí Cohort Study, Brazil

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The measurement of the serum concentration of the acute-phase reactant C-reactive protein (CRP provides a useful marker in clinical practice. However, the distribution of CRP is not available for all age and population groups. This study assessed the distribution of high sensitivity-CRP (hs-CRP by gender and age in 1470 elderly individuals from a Brazilian community that participates in the Bambuí Cohort Study. Blood samples were collected after 12 h of fasting and serum samples were stored at -70°C. Measurements were made with a commercial hs-CRP immunonephelometric instrument. More than 50% of the results were above 3.0 mg/L for both genders. Mean hs-CRP was higher in women (3.62 ± 2.58 mg/L than in men (3.03 ± 2.50 mg/L. This difference was observed for all ages, except for the over-80 age group. This is the first population-based study to describe hs-CRP values in Latin American elderly subjects. Our results indicate that significant gender differences exist in the distribution of hs-CRP, and suggest that gender-specific cut-off points for hs-CRP would be necessary for the prediction of cardiovascular risks.

  20. High sensitivity C-reactive protein distribution in the elderly: the Bambuí Cohort Study, Brazil

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    Assunção, L.G.S. [Programa de Pós-Graduação em Patologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Eloi-Santos, S.M. [Programa de Pós-Graduação em Patologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Departamento de Propedêutica Complementar, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Peixoto, S.V. [Departamento de Enfermagem Aplicada, Escola de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Lima-Costa, M.F. [Departamento de Medicina Preventiva e Social, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Vidigal, P.G. [Programa de Pós-Graduação em Patologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Departamento de Propedêutica Complementar, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

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    The measurement of the serum concentration of the acute-phase reactant C-reactive protein (CRP) provides a useful marker in clinical practice. However, the distribution of CRP is not available for all age and population groups. This study assessed the distribution of high sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) by gender and age in 1470 elderly individuals from a Brazilian community that participates in the Bambuí Cohort Study. Blood samples were collected after 12 h of fasting and serum samples were stored at -70°C. Measurements were made with a commercial hs-CRP immunonephelometric instrument. More than 50% of the results were above 3.0 mg/L for both genders. Mean hs-CRP was higher in women (3.62 ± 2.58 mg/L) than in men (3.03 ± 2.50 mg/L). This difference was observed for all ages, except for the over-80 age group. This is the first population-based study to describe hs-CRP values in Latin American elderly subjects. Our results indicate that significant gender differences exist in the distribution of hs-CRP, and suggest that gender-specific cut-off points for hs-CRP would be necessary for the prediction of cardiovascular risks.

  1. Arthromitus (Bacillus cereus) symbionts in the cockroach Blaberus giganteus: dietary influences on bacterial development and population density

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    Feinberg, L.; Jorgensen, J.; Haselton, A.; Pitt, A.; Rudner, R.; Margulis, L.

    1999-01-01

    The filamentous spore-forming bacterium Arthromitus, discovered in termites, millipedes, sow bugs and other soil-dwelling arthropods by Leidy (1850), is the intestinal stage of Bacillus cereus. We extend the range of Arthromitus habitats to include the hindgut of Blaberus giganteus, the large tropical American cockroach. The occurrence and morphology of the intestinal form of the bacillus were compared in individual cockroaches (n=24) placed on four different diet regimes: diurnally maintained insects fed (1) dog food, (2) soy protein only, (3)purified cellulose only, and (4) a dog food-fed group maintained in continuous darkness. Food quality exerted strong influence on population densities and developmental stages of the filamentous bacterium and on fecal pellet composition. The most dramatic rise in Arthromitus populations, defined as the spore-forming filament intestinal stage, occurred in adult cockroaches kept in the dark on a dog food diet. Limited intake of cellulose or protein alone reduced both the frequency of Arthromitus filaments and the rate of weight gain of the insects. Spores isolated from termites, sow bugs, cockroaches and moths, grown on various hard surfaces display a branching mobility and resistance to antibiotics characteristic to group I Bacilli whose members include B. cereus, B. circulans, B. alvei and B. macerans. DNA isolated from pure cultures of these bacilli taken from the guts of Blaberus giganteus (cockroach), Junonia coenia (moth), Porcellio scaber (sow bug) and Cryptotermes brevis (termite) and subjected to Southern hybridization with a 23S-5S B. subtilis ribosomal sequence probe verified that they are indistinguishable from laboratory strains of Bacillus cereus.

  2. Energy expenditure through physical activity in a population of community-dwelling Brazilian elderly: cross-sectional evidences from the Bambuí cohort study of aging

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    Juciany Rodrigues de Oliveira Ramalho; Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa; Josélia O. A. Firmo; Sérgio Viana Peixoto

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    The aim of this study was to estimate physical activity energy expenditure among older adults. The study comprised 1,585 residents in Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, aged > 60 years (91% of the town's total elderly), and examined the frequency and duration of 23 types of physical activity among them. Median energy expenditure was 975 MET.min/week (1,195.8 among men and 803.1 among women), declining significantly with age in both sexes. The prevalence of sedentary lifestyles (< 450 MET....

  3. Avaliação físico-mecânica de colmos de bambu tratados Physico-mechanical evaluation of treated bamboo culms

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    Jean C. C. Espelho

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O bambu é um material renovável e de baixo custo, encontrado em abundância em regiões tropicais e subtropicais; no entanto, a maior parte das espécies de bambu é altamente suscetível ao ataque de fungos e insetos. Basicamente, pode-se aumentar a durabilidade dos colmos de bambu; de duas maneiras: por procedimentos culturais (naturais e pelo tratamento dos colmos com produtos químicos. Neste trabalho, testou-se a eficiência da aplicação do Método de Boucherie Modificado, comparando-se o aumento na durabilidade das amostras tratadas (taliscas de bambu com amostras não tratadas ou testemunhas. Para tal, avaliaram-se os efeitos de algumas variáveis, tais como: posição da amostra no colmo, tipos de preservativo e sua concentração, duração do tratamento e tempo de exposição das taliscas em dois ambientes (protegido e exposto e se realizaram ensaios não destrutivos - END (visual, pesagem das amostras e de ultra-som e destrutivo (flexão estática. Verificou-se a ineficiência do uso de soluções com baixa concentração, principalmente quando elas foram combinadas com tratamentos de curta duração. Os ensaios de ultra-som e de flexão estática foram suficientemente sensíveis para detectar a melhor combinação do efeito dos parâmetros avaliados.Bamboo is a renewable raw material and is available in tropical and subtropical regions, where it is considered as an inexpensive material. Nevertheless, most bamboo species are highly susceptible to insect and fungi attacks. Basically, bamboo culm protection can be obtained by means of two types of treatment: natural protection and chemical protection. In this study the performance of a Boucherie Modified Method was evaluated, comparing treated bamboo samples (bamboo splits with untreated samples (control. The effects of the sample position in the culm, chemical solution type and its concentration, treatment duration and the exposition period in two environments (protected and

  4. A population-based study on binge drinking among elderly Brazilian men: evidence from the Belo Horizonte and Bambu?? health surveys

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    Prais, Hugo Alejandro Cano; Loyola Filho, Ant??nio Ign??cio de; Firmo, Joselia Oliveira Araujo; Lima Costa, Maria Fernanda; Demicheli, Maria Elizabeth Uch??a de Oliveira

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: Determinar a preval??ncia e fatores associados ao consumo epis??dico excessivo de ??lcool em duas popula????es idosas (??? 60 anos). M??TODO: Foi selecionada uma amostra probabil??stica de 685 idosos na Regi??o Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte e 642 (92,6% do total de residentes) idosos na cidade de Bambu?? (15.000 habitantes), ambas situadas em Minas Gerais. A vari??vel dependente do estudo foi consumo de ??? 5 drinques em uma ??nica ocasi??o nos ??ltimos 30 dias e as vari??vei...

  5. Factors associated to smoking habit among older adults (The Bambuí Health and Aging Study Fatores associados ao hábito de fumar entre idosos (Projeto Bambuí

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    Sérgio Viana Peixoto

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics and associated factors of the smoking habit among older adults. METHODS: A population-based study was carried out comprising 1,606 (92.2% older adults (>60 years old living in the Bambuí town, Southeastern Brazil in 1997. Data was obtained by means of interview and socio-demographic factors, health status, physical functioning, use of healthcare services and medication were considered. The multiple multinomial logistic regression was used to assess independent associations between smoking habits (current and former smokers and the exploratory variables. RESULTS: The prevalence of current and past smoking was 31.4% and 40.2% among men, and 10.3% and 11.2% among women, respectively (p80 years and schooling (>8 years and positive association with poor health perception and not being married. Among women, independent and negative associations with current smoking were observed for age (75-79 and >80 years and schooling (4-7 and >8 years. CONCLUSIONS: Smoking was a public health concern among older adults in the studied community, particularly for men. Yet, in a low schooling population, a slightly higher level was a protective factor against smoking for both men and women. Programs for reducing smoking in the elderly population should take these findings into consideration.OBJETIVO: Descrever as características e fatores associados ao hábito de fumar em uma população idosa. MÉTODOS: Estudo de base populacional realizado com 1.606 (92,2% idosos (>60 anos residentes na cidade de Bambuí, Estado de Minas Gerais, em 1997. As variáveis estudadas foram: fatores sociodemográficos, condições de saúde, função física, uso de serviço de saúde e de medicamentos. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista. A regressão logística multinomial foi utilizada para avaliar associações independentes entre o hábito de fumar (atual e passado e as variáveis exploratórias. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de

  6. A estrutura da auto-avaliação da saúde entre idosos: projeto Bambuí The structure of self-rated health among older adults: the Bambuí health and ageing study (BHAS

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    Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar os fatores associados à auto-avaliação da saúde entre idosos, considerando-se cinco dimensões: sociodemográfica, suporte social, hábitos de vida relacionados à saúde, condições de saúde e acesso e uso de serviços de saúde. MÉTODOS: Dos 1.742 idosos (>60 anos residentes na cidade de Bambuí (Minas Gerais, 1.516 (87,0% participaram do estudo. As informações foram obtidas por meio de entrevistas, exames físicos e laboratoriais. RESULTADOS: A auto-avaliação da saúde como boa/muito boa, razoável e ruim/muito ruim foi relatada, respectivamente, por 24,7%, 49,2% e 26,1% dos participantes. As seguintes características apresentaram associações independentes e positivas com pior percepção da saúde: suporte social (insatisfação com os relacionamentos pessoais e menor freqüência a clubes ou associações, condições de saúde (sintomas depressivos/ansiosos nas últimas duas semanas, queixa de insônia nos últimos 30 dias, maior número de medicamentos prescritos usados nos últimos 30 dias e acesso/uso de serviços de saúde (queixas quando necessita de serviços médicos, maior número de consultas médicas nos últimos 12 meses e maior número de internações hospitalares no período. Associação negativa e independente foi encontrada para renda domiciliar mensal (4 salários-mínimos. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados mostraram uma estrutura multidimensional da auto-avaliação da saúde em idosos, compreendendo a situação socioeconômica, suporte social, condições de saúde (destacando-se a saúde mental e acesso e uso de serviços de saúde.OBJECTIVE: To determine factors associated with self-rated health among older adults, considering five dimensions: sociodemographic variables, social support, lifestyle risk factors, health status, and access to/use of healthcare services. METHODS: Of the 1,742 older adults (>60 years living in the town of Bambuí (southeastern Brazil, 1,516 (87.0% participated

  7. The evaluation of growth and phytoextraction potential of Miscanthus x giganteus and Sida hermaphrodita on soil contaminated simultaneously with Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn.

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    Kocoń, Anna; Jurga, Beata

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    One of the cheapest, environmentally friendly methods for cleaning an environment polluted by heavy metals is phytoextraction. It builds on the uptake of pollutants from the soil by the plants, which are able to grow under conditions of high concentrations of toxic metals. The aim of this work was to assess the possibility of growing and phytoextraction potential of Miscanthus x giganteus and Sida hermaphrodita cultivated on two different soils contaminated with five heavy metals simultaneously: Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn. A 3-year microplot experiment with two perennial energy crops, M. x giganteus and S. hermaphrodita, was conducted in the experimental station of IUNG-PIB in Poland (5° 25' N, 21° 58 'E), in the years of 2008-2010. Miscanthus was found more tolerant to concomitant soil contamination with heavy metals and produced almost double biomass than Sida in all three tested years, independent of soil type. Miscanthus collected greater amount of heavy metals (except for cadmium) in the biomass than Sida. Both energy crops absorb high levels of zinc, lower levels of lead, copper, and nickel, and absorbed cadmium at least, generally more metals were taken from the sandy soil, where plants also yielded better. Photosynthesis net rate of Miscanthus was on average 40% higher compared to Sida. Obtained results indicate that M. x giganteus and S. hermaphrodita can successfully be grown on moderately contaminated soil with heavy metals.

  8. [The Bambuí Project: a population-based study of factors associated with regular utilization of dental services in adults].

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    Matos, D L; Lima-Costa, M F; Guerra, H L; Marcenes, W

    2001-01-01

    A cross-sectional study was conducted in Bambuí, Minas Gerais, to identify factors associated with regular use of dental services. Participants were interviewed with a structured questionnaire and previously validated questions. 999/1,221 (81.8%) randomly selected individuals aged > 18 years participated in the Bambuí dental survey. Of these, 654 out of 656 individuals who had at least one natural tooth and had visited a dentist during their lifetime participated in the study. Results adjusted by multiple logistic regression showed that regular use of dental services was significantly related to having > 8 and 4-7 years of schooling (OR = 9.90; 95% CI = 2.90-33.77 and OR = 3.87; 95% CI = 1.11-13.51, respectively), having a preference for restorative treatment rather than extraction (OR = 4.91; 95% CI = 2.23-10.79), having no present need of dental treatment (OR = 4.87; 95% CI = 3.17-7.49), and belief that visiting the dentist prevents tooth decay and gum disease (OR = 1.73; 95% CI = 1.13-2.65). The results show that regular use of dental services was related to factors distributed in the Andersen and Newman model (1973) explaining use of dentistry services.

  9. Sistema radicular do fórmio, sisal e bambu imperial Root systems of new zealand flax, sisal, and imperial bamboo

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    Júlio César Medina

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    Full Text Available Os autores apresentam e discutem os resultados de estudos preliminares sôbre o sistema radicular do fórmio (Phormium tenax Forster, sisal (Agave sisalana Perrine e bambu .imperial (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. var. vittata A. ,& C, Riv.. Concluem, que o sistema radicular do fórmio é relativamente raso, o do sisal bastante superficial é o do bambu imperial se limitada às primeiras carnadas do solo.Results of preliminary studies on root-systems of New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax Forster, sisal (Agave sisalana Perrine, and imperial bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. var. vittata A. & C. Riv. plants by the method of soil block, are apresented and discussed by the authors. According to local soil conditions, it is concluded that the root-system of New Zealand flax is relatively superficial, with the main concentration of roots in the 12 in. soil top layer. In sisal, the root-systems of the three plants investigated were found to occur in the soil surface layer, with more of 90% of the roots in the top 6 in. Finally, in the imperial bamboo clump atudied, the main concentration of roots was found in the layer 6-12 in. deep.

  10. Projeto Bambuí: um estudo de base populacional da prevalência e dos fatores associados à necessidade de cuidador entre idosos

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    Karla C. Giacomin

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem por objetivo determinar a prevalência e os fatores associados com a necessidade de cuidador entre idosos residentes na comunidade. Foram selecionados todos os residentes na cidade de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil, com > 60 anos de idade (n = 1.742. Destes, 92% foram entrevistados e 86% examinados. A variável dependente - necessidade de cuidador - foi definida como: (1 relato de incapacidade para realizar pelo menos uma das atividades da vida diária e/ou (2 escore inferior a 13 no Mini Mental State Examen. A prevalência da necessidade de cuidador foi de 23%. Apresentaram associações positivas e independentes com a necessidade de cuidador: idade, ser solteiro, história de alcoolismo prévio, hipertensão arterial, obesidade e uso de medicamentos prescritos. Observaram-se associações negativas e independentes para: escolaridade, renda familiar, viver só, colesterol total > 240mmHg e ter plano privado de saúde. Assim, a necessidade de cuidador em Bambuí estava associada a piores condições sócio-econômicas e de saúde. O cuidado dos idosos dependentes é um problema de saúde pública.

  11. Apolipoprotein E polymorphism distribution in an elderly Brazilian population: the Bambuí Health and Aging Study

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    A.K. Fuzikawa

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Apolipoprotein E (ApoE is one of the most extensively studied genes in the context of aging, but there are few population-based studies on ApoE polymorphism in the elderly in developing countries. The objective of the present study was to assess ApoE allele and genotype distribution in a large elderly community-based sample and its association with age, sex and skin color. Participants included 1408 subjects (80.8% of all residents aged ³60 years residing in Bambuí city, MG, Brazil. The DNA samples were subjected to the polymerase chain reaction amplification, followed by the restriction fragment length polymorphism technique, with digestion by HhaI. Analysis was carried out taking into consideration the six ApoE genotypes (e3/e3, e3/e4, e2/e3, e4/e4, e2/e4, and e2/e2, the three ApoE alleles, and the number of ApoE4 alleles for each individual. The e3 allele predominated (80.0%, followed by e4 (13.5% and e2 (6.5%. All six possible genotypes were observed, the e3/e3 genotype being the most frequent (63.4%. This distribution was similar to that described in other western populations. Sex was not associated with number of ApoE4 alleles. Black skin color was significantly and independently associated with the presence of two ApoE4 alleles (age-sex adjusted OR = 7.38; 95%CI = 1.93-28.25, showing that the African-Brazilian elderly have a high prevalence of the e4 allele, as observed in blacks from Africa. No association between number of ApoE4 alleles and age was found, suggesting the absence of association of ApoE genotype with mortality in this population.

  12. Associated factors to self-rated health among hypertensive and/or diabetic elderly: results from Bambuí project

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    Antônio Ignácio de Loyola Filho

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    Full Text Available Objective: This study investigated the associated factors with negative self-rated health among hypertensive and/or diabetic elderly. Methods: All the participants of Bambuí Project elderly cohort who suffered from hypertension and/or diabetes and who answered the questionnaire without the help of a close informant were selected for this (n = 942. Covariates encompassed sociodemographic characteristics, social support, health behaviors, health status and use of health services. Results: Negative self-rated health showed positively associated with dissatisfaction with social relations (PR = 1.98, 95%CI 1.42 - 2.76, attendance at religious services less than once a month (PR = 1.96, 95%CI 1.44 - 2.68; be smokers (PR = 1.64, 95%CI 1.24 - 2.17, presence of arthritis (PR = 1.35, 95%CI 1.07 - 1.71, depressive symptoms (PR = 1.81, 95%CI 1.37 - 2.39 and insomnia (PR = 1.37, 95%CI 1.06 - 1.78, having consulted the doctor two or more times in the last twelve months (PR = 2.18; 95%CI 1.14 - 4.19 and PR = 3.96; 95%CI 2.10 - 7.48, respectively for "2 - 3" and "4+" visits, and have hypertension and diabetes (compared to the isolated presence of hypertension Conclusions: Our results confirmed the multidimensional nature of self-rated health and were consistent with that observed in other national and international studies.

  13. Optimization of ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of Miscanthus x giganteus to fermentable sugars.

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    Murnen, Hannah K; Balan, Venkatesh; Chundawat, Shishir P S; Bals, Bryan; Sousa, Leonardo da Costa; Dale, Bruce E

    2007-01-01

    Miscanthus x giganteus is a tall perennial grass whose suitability as an energy crop is presently being appraised. There is very little information on the effect of pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of Miscanthus to produce fermentable sugars. This paper reports sugar yields during enzymatic hydrolysis from ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) pretreated Miscanthus. Pretreatment conditions including temperature, moisture, ammonia loading, residence time, and enzyme loadings are varied to maximize hydrolysis yields. In addition, further treatments such as soaking the biomass prior to AFEX as well as washing the pretreated material were also attempted to improve sugar yields. The optimal AFEX conditions determined were 160 degrees C, 2:1 (w/w) ammonia to biomass loading, 233% moisture (dry weight basis), and 5 min reaction time for water-soaked Miscanthus. Approximately 96% glucan and 81% xylan conversions were achieved after 168 h enzymatic hydrolysis at 1% glucan loading using 15 FPU/(g of glucan) of cellulase and 64 p-NPGU/(g of glucan) of beta-glucosidase along with xylanase and tween-80 supplementation. A mass balance for the AFEX pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis process is presented.

  14. Purification and Characterization of a Unique Pectin Lyase from Aspergillus giganteus Able to Release Unsaturated Monogalacturonate during Pectin Degradation.

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    Pedrolli, Danielle Biscaro; Carmona, Eleonora Cano

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    A pectin lyase, named PLIII, was purified to homogeneity from the culture filtrate of Aspergillus giganteus grown in submerged culture containing orange peel waste as carbon source. PLIII was able to digest apple pectin and citrus pectins with different degrees of methyl esterification. Interestingly, the PLIII activity was stimulated in the presence of some divalent cations including Pb(2+) and was not significantly affected by Hg(2+). Like other pectin lyases, PLIII is stimulated by but is not dependent on Ca(2+). The main soluble product released during the degradation of pectic substances promoted by the PLIII is compatible with an unsaturated monogalacturonate. PLIII is a unique enzyme able to release unsaturated monogalacturonate as the only soluble product during the degradation of pectic substances; therefore, PLIII was classified as an exo-pectin lyase. To our knowledge, this is the first characterization of an exo-pectin lyase. The PLIII described in this work is potentially useful for ethanol production from pectin-rich biomass, besides other common applications for alkaline pectinases like preparation of textile fibers, coffee and tea fermentation, vegetable oil extraction, and the treatment of pulp in papermaking.

  15. Purification and Characterization of a Unique Pectin Lyase from Aspergillus giganteus Able to Release Unsaturated Monogalacturonate during Pectin Degradation

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    Danielle Biscaro Pedrolli

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    Full Text Available A pectin lyase, named PLIII, was purified to homogeneity from the culture filtrate of Aspergillus giganteus grown in submerged culture containing orange peel waste as carbon source. PLIII was able to digest apple pectin and citrus pectins with different degrees of methyl esterification. Interestingly, the PLIII activity was stimulated in the presence of some divalent cations including Pb2+ and was not significantly affected by Hg2+. Like other pectin lyases, PLIII is stimulated by but is not dependent on Ca2+. The main soluble product released during the degradation of pectic substances promoted by the PLIII is compatible with an unsaturated monogalacturonate. PLIII is a unique enzyme able to release unsaturated monogalacturonate as the only soluble product during the degradation of pectic substances; therefore, PLIII was classified as an exo-pectin lyase. To our knowledge, this is the first characterization of an exo-pectin lyase. The PLIII described in this work is potentially useful for ethanol production from pectin-rich biomass, besides other common applications for alkaline pectinases like preparation of textile fibers, coffee and tea fermentation, vegetable oil extraction, and the treatment of pulp in papermaking.

  16. Projeto Bambuí: avaliação de serviços odontológicos privados, públicos e de sindicato Bambuí Project: an evaluation of private, public and unionized dental services

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    Divane Leite Matos

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Partindo do princípio de que um dos objetivos dos serviços odontológicos públicos é reduzir os efeitos das desigualdades sociais sobre a saúde bucal, investigou-se se essas desigualdades estão presentes entre usuários dos serviços odontológicos públicos, privados e de sindicato. MÉTODOS: A população estudada foi constituída por uma amostra representativa de adultos residentes na cidade de Bambuí, MG. Os participantes foram entrevistados por meio de um questionário estruturado. RESULTADOS: Entre os 1.664 moradores amostrados, 1.382 (83,1% participaram do inquérito de saúde bucal. Destes, 656 preenchiam os critérios de inclusão (idade >18 anos, presença de pelo menos um dente natural e visita ao dentista pelo menos uma vez na vida e participaram do trabalho. Os usuários dos serviços privados estavam mais satisfeitos com a aparência dos dentes (ORaj=3,03; IC95%=1,70-5,39 e com a mastigação (ORaj=2,27; IC95%=1,17-4,40 do que os usuários de serviços públicos. Aqueles também percebiam menos necessidade atual de tratamento odontológico (ORaj=0,39; IC95%=0,18-0,86 e receberam com mais freqüência tratamento restaurador (ORaj=9,57; IC95%=4,72-19,43 ou preventivo (ORaj=5,57; IC95%=2,31-13,40 na última visita ao dentista. Aqueles que usaram os serviços do sindicato também receberam mais tratamentos restauradores (ORaj=8,51; IC95%=2,80-25,92 e preventivos (ORaj=11,42; IC95%=3,49-37,43 na última visita ao dentista do que os usuários de serviços públicos. Nenhuma diferença foi encontrada em relação à satisfação com a aparência dos dentes, à capacidade de mastigação e à percepção de necessidade de tratamento odontológico. CONCLUSÃO: Os serviços públicos odontológicos, com base no estudo da comunidade local, aparentemente não têm conseguido reduzir as desigualdades sociais com referência à saúde bucal.OBJECTIVE: Since one of the goals of dental services is to reduce the effects of social

  17. 2年生麻竹地上部营养元素的吸收积累与分配%Accumulation and Distribution of Nutrients at Aerial Part of Two-year-old Dendrocalamus latiflorus

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    张梅坤

    2015-01-01

    Dendrocalamus latiflorus is one of the important dual-use clumping bamboo materials, the study of the absorption, accumulation and distribution of nutrients by standing bamboo organs can provide the basis for soil nutrient management in the D.latiflorus woodland.It is determined and analyzed the contents of nine nutrients in the leaves, branches and stalks of two-year-old Dendrocalamus latiflorus including N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu. The results showed that the contents of nutrient in different aerial part organs were ranked as leaves>branches>stalks except Zn of branches>leaves>stalks, the contents of nutrient were ranked as N>K>P>Ca>Mg>Mn>Fe>Zn>Cu in three organs.The total accumulated contents of nine nutrients were 249.13 kg/hm2 , of which, the con-tents in leaves, branches and stalks were 106.25 kg/hm2、82.01kg/hm2、60.87 kg/hm2 respectively.The accumula-ted content of N was ranked the top, reaching 61.0%of total contents.The allocation percentage of nine kinds of nu-trients in different organs was branches (37.0%)>leaf (35.9%)>stalk (27.1%).Therefore, more application of N fertilizer during the planting of Dendrocalamus latiflorus will promote the growth and benefit of bamboo land.%麻竹( Dendrocalamus latiflorus)是优良的笋材两用丛生竹种,研究立竹器官营养元素的吸收、积累和分配,可为麻竹林的土壤养分管理提供参考。通过对麻竹2年生立竹叶、枝、秆的氮( N)、磷( P)、钾( K)、钙( Ca)、镁( Mg)、铁( Fe)、锰( Mn)、锌( Zn)和铜( Cu)等9种营养元素含量进行测定分析,结果表明:试验麻竹林2年生立竹地上部分器官营养元素含量除Zn为枝>叶>秆外,其他8种营养元素含量均为叶>枝>秆,营养元素含量大小均为N>K>P>Ca>Mg>Mn>Fe>Zn>Cu。2年生立竹地上部分9种营养元素的积累量为249.13 kg/hm2,枝(106.25 kg/hm2)>秆(82.01kg/hm2)>叶(60.87 kg

  18. Developmental and Post-Eruptive Defects in Molar Enamel of Free-Ranging Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus Exposed to High Environmental Levels of Fluoride.

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    Uwe Kierdorf

    Full Text Available Dental fluorosis has recently been diagnosed in wild marsupials inhabiting a high-fluoride area in Victoria, Australia. Information on the histopathology of fluorotic marsupial enamel has thus far not been available. This study analyzed the developmental and post-eruptive defects in fluorotic molar enamel of eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus from the same high-fluoride area using light microscopy and backscattered electron imaging in the scanning electron microscope. The fluorotic enamel exhibited a brownish to blackish discolouration due to post-eruptive infiltration of stains from the oral cavity and was less resistant to wear than normally mineralized enamel of kangaroos from low-fluoride areas. Developmental defects of enamel included enamel hypoplasia and a pronounced hypomineralization of the outer (sub-surface enamel underneath a thin rim of well-mineralized surface enamel. While the hypoplastic defects denote a disturbance of ameloblast function during the secretory stage of amelogenesis, the hypomineralization is attributed to an impairment of enamel maturation. In addition to hypoplastic defects, the fluorotic molars also exhibited numerous post-eruptive enamel defects due to the flaking-off of portions of the outer, hypomineralized enamel layer during mastication. The macroscopic and histopathological lesions in fluorotic enamel of M. giganteus match those previously described for placental mammals. It is therefore concluded that there exist no principal differences in the pathogenic mechanisms of dental fluorosis between marsupial and placental mammals. The regular occurrence of hypomineralized, opaque outer enamel in the teeth of M. giganteus and other macropodids must be considered in the differential diagnosis of dental fluorosis in these species.

  19. Developmental and Post-Eruptive Defects in Molar Enamel of Free-Ranging Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) Exposed to High Environmental Levels of Fluoride

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    Kierdorf, Uwe; Death, Clare; Hufschmid, Jasmin; Witzel, Carsten; Kierdorf, Horst

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    Dental fluorosis has recently been diagnosed in wild marsupials inhabiting a high-fluoride area in Victoria, Australia. Information on the histopathology of fluorotic marsupial enamel has thus far not been available. This study analyzed the developmental and post-eruptive defects in fluorotic molar enamel of eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) from the same high-fluoride area using light microscopy and backscattered electron imaging in the scanning electron microscope. The fluorotic enamel exhibited a brownish to blackish discolouration due to post-eruptive infiltration of stains from the oral cavity and was less resistant to wear than normally mineralized enamel of kangaroos from low-fluoride areas. Developmental defects of enamel included enamel hypoplasia and a pronounced hypomineralization of the outer (sub-surface) enamel underneath a thin rim of well-mineralized surface enamel. While the hypoplastic defects denote a disturbance of ameloblast function during the secretory stage of amelogenesis, the hypomineralization is attributed to an impairment of enamel maturation. In addition to hypoplastic defects, the fluorotic molars also exhibited numerous post-eruptive enamel defects due to the flaking-off of portions of the outer, hypomineralized enamel layer during mastication. The macroscopic and histopathological lesions in fluorotic enamel of M. giganteus match those previously described for placental mammals. It is therefore concluded that there exist no principal differences in the pathogenic mechanisms of dental fluorosis between marsupial and placental mammals. The regular occurrence of hypomineralized, opaque outer enamel in the teeth of M. giganteus and other macropodids must be considered in the differential diagnosis of dental fluorosis in these species. PMID:26895178

  20. Developmental and Post-Eruptive Defects in Molar Enamel of Free-Ranging Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) Exposed to High Environmental Levels of Fluoride.

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    Kierdorf, Uwe; Death, Clare; Hufschmid, Jasmin; Witzel, Carsten; Kierdorf, Horst

    2016-01-01

    Dental fluorosis has recently been diagnosed in wild marsupials inhabiting a high-fluoride area in Victoria, Australia. Information on the histopathology of fluorotic marsupial enamel has thus far not been available. This study analyzed the developmental and post-eruptive defects in fluorotic molar enamel of eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) from the same high-fluoride area using light microscopy and backscattered electron imaging in the scanning electron microscope. The fluorotic enamel exhibited a brownish to blackish discolouration due to post-eruptive infiltration of stains from the oral cavity and was less resistant to wear than normally mineralized enamel of kangaroos from low-fluoride areas. Developmental defects of enamel included enamel hypoplasia and a pronounced hypomineralization of the outer (sub-surface) enamel underneath a thin rim of well-mineralized surface enamel. While the hypoplastic defects denote a disturbance of ameloblast function during the secretory stage of amelogenesis, the hypomineralization is attributed to an impairment of enamel maturation. In addition to hypoplastic defects, the fluorotic molars also exhibited numerous post-eruptive enamel defects due to the flaking-off of portions of the outer, hypomineralized enamel layer during mastication. The macroscopic and histopathological lesions in fluorotic enamel of M. giganteus match those previously described for placental mammals. It is therefore concluded that there exist no principal differences in the pathogenic mechanisms of dental fluorosis between marsupial and placental mammals. The regular occurrence of hypomineralized, opaque outer enamel in the teeth of M. giganteus and other macropodids must be considered in the differential diagnosis of dental fluorosis in these species.

  1. The diet of the Indian Flying Fox Pteropus giganteus (Brünnich. 1782 (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae in Myanmar - conflicts with local people?

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    Sein Sein Win

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The diet of Pteropus giganteus from three roosts in Mandalay Region, central Myanmar was investigated for over two years by examining feeding remains in and around two villages.  It consists of 24 species of fruits, six species of flowers and three of leaves.  Of these, 13 species of fruits are eaten by the local people, three of which are also marketed.  Two are used in traditional medicine and one for stuffing pillows. Most dietary plants are native, mangoes are seasonally superabundant and are eaten in large numbers.  Interviews revealed no evidence of conflict between bats and villagers. 

  2. Refuge or reservoir? The potential impacts of the biofuel crop Miscanthus x giganteus on a major pest of maize.

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    Joseph L Spencer

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Interest in the cultivation of biomass crops like the C4 grass Miscanthus x giganteus (Miscanthus is increasing as global demand for biofuel grows. In the US, Miscanthus is promoted as a crop well-suited to the Corn Belt where it could be cultivated on marginal land interposed with maize and soybean. Interactions (direct and indirect of Miscanthus, maize, and the major Corn Belt pest of maize, the western corn rootworm, (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, WCR are unknown. Adding a perennial grass/biomass crop to this system is concerning since WCR is adapted to the continuous availability of its grass host, maize (Zea mays. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In a greenhouse and field study, we investigated WCR development and oviposition on Miscanthus. The suitability of Miscanthus for WCR development varied across different WCR populations. Data trends indicate that WCR populations that express behavioural resistance to crop rotation performed as well on Miscanthus as on maize. Over the entire study, total adult WCR emergence from Miscanthus (212 WCR was 29.6% of that from maize (717 WCR. Adult dry weight was 75-80% that of WCR from maize; female emergence patterns on Miscanthus were similar to females developing on maize. There was no difference in the mean no. of WCR eggs laid at the base of Miscanthus and maize in the field. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Field oviposition and significant WCR emergence from Miscanthus raises many questions about the nature of likely interactions between Miscanthus, maize and WCR and the potential for Miscanthus to act as a refuge or reservoir for Corn Belt WCR. Responsible consideration of the benefits and risks associated with Corn Belt Miscanthus are critical to protecting an agroecosystem that we depend on for food, feed, and increasingly, fuel. Implications for European agroecosystems in which Miscanthus is being proposed are also discussed in light of the WCR's recent invasion into Europe.

  3. Influence of light and nitrogen on the photosynthetic efficiency in the C4 plant Miscanthus × giganteus.

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    Ma, Jian-Ying; Sun, Wei; Koteyeva, Nuria K; Voznesenskaya, Elena; Stutz, Samantha S; Gandin, Anthony; Smith-Moritz, Andreia M; Heazlewood, Joshua L; Cousins, Asaph B

    2017-01-01

    There are numerous studies describing how growth conditions influence the efficiency of C4 photosynthesis. However, it remains unclear how changes in the biochemical capacity versus leaf anatomy drives this acclimation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine how growth light and nitrogen availability influence leaf anatomy, biochemistry and the efficiency of the CO2 concentrating mechanism in Miscanthus × giganteus. There was an increase in the mesophyll cell wall surface area but not cell well thickness in the high-light (HL) compared to the low-light (LL) grown plants suggesting a higher mesophyll conductance in the HL plants, which also had greater photosynthetic capacity. Additionally, the HL plants had greater surface area and thickness of bundle-sheath cell walls compared to LL plants, suggesting limited differences in bundle-sheath CO2 conductance because the increased area was offset by thicker cell walls. The gas exchange estimates of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPc) activity were significantly less than the in vitro PEPc activity, suggesting limited substrate availability in the leaf due to low mesophyll CO2 conductance. Finally, leakiness was similar across all growth conditions and generally did not change under the different measurement light conditions. However, differences in the stable isotope composition of leaf material did not correlate with leakiness indicating that dry matter isotope measurements are not a good proxy for leakiness. Taken together, these data suggest that the CO2 concentrating mechanism in Miscanthus is robust under low-light and limited nitrogen growth conditions, and that the observed changes in leaf anatomy and biochemistry likely help to maintain this efficiency.

  4. Persistent organic pollutants in blood samples of Southern Giant Petrels (Macronectes giganteus) from the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

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    Colabuono, Fernanda I; Vander Pol, Stacy S; Huncik, Kevin M; Taniguchi, Satie; Petry, Maria V; Kucklick, John R; Montone, Rosalinda C

    2016-09-01

    Seabirds play an important role as top consumers in the food web and can be used as biomonitors of exposure to pollutants. Contamination studies involving non-destructive sampling methods are of considerable importance, allowing better evaluation of the levels of pollutants and their toxic effects. In the present study, organohalogen contaminants were analyzed in 113 blood samples from Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) adults and chicks collected in the austral summer of 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 from colonies on Elephant and Livingston Islands, South Shetland, Antarctica. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), pentachlorobenzene (PeCB), mirex, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroetane and derivatives (DDTs) and chlordanes were detected in all birds, whereas polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were not detected in any blood samples. No significant differences were found in organochlorine levels between sampling events. Adults exhibited significantly higher levels than chicks, except for PeCB. PCBs, HCB, mirex and DDTs were statistically similar in males and females from Elephant Island. Females on Livingston Island exhibited higher HCB values than males, but no sex differences were found regarding other organochlorines. The similarity in organochlorine levels between sexes in birds with very marked sexual segregation in feeding habits during the breeding season may indicate that significant amounts of contaminants are acquired during migration to lower latitudes, when the diets of males and females are similar. Birds sampled on Livingston Island exhibited significantly lower levels of PCBs, HCB, DDTs, mirex and chlordanes in comparison to those on Elephant Island, which could be the result of distinct foraging patterns between the two colonies. Organochlorine levels were similar between years in birds captured in two consecutive breeding seasons. Blood samples from Southern Giant Petrels adults and chicks proved to be useful for the comparison

  5. Projeto Bambuí: um estudo de base populacional da prevalência e dos fatores associados à necessidade de cuidador entre idosos The Bambuí Health and Aging Study (BHAS: a population-based cohort study of prevalence and factors associated with the needs of caregivers for the elderly

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    Karla C. Giacomin

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem por objetivo determinar a prevalência e os fatores associados com a necessidade de cuidador entre idosos residentes na comunidade. Foram selecionados todos os residentes na cidade de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil, com > 60 anos de idade (n = 1.742. Destes, 92% foram entrevistados e 86% examinados. A variável dependente - necessidade de cuidador - foi definida como: (1 relato de incapacidade para realizar pelo menos uma das atividades da vida diária e/ou (2 escore inferior a 13 no Mini Mental State Examen. A prevalência da necessidade de cuidador foi de 23%. Apresentaram associações positivas e independentes com a necessidade de cuidador: idade, ser solteiro, história de alcoolismo prévio, hipertensão arterial, obesidade e uso de medicamentos prescritos. Observaram-se associações negativas e independentes para: escolaridade, renda familiar, viver só, colesterol total > 240mmHg e ter plano privado de saúde. Assim, a necessidade de cuidador em Bambuí estava associada a piores condições sócio-econômicas e de saúde. O cuidado dos idosos dependentes é um problema de saúde pública.The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with the needs of caregivers for older adults living in the community. All residents (n = 1,742 of Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (15,000 inhabitants aged > 60 years were selected. Of these, 92% were interviewed and 86% were examined. The dependent variable "need for a caregiver" was defined as the inability to perform at least one of the basic activities of daily living and/or a Mini Mental score under 13. Some 23% of the elderly required caregivers. After adjustment for confounding, independent and positive associations with the need for a caregiver were found for: age, single marital status, history of alcohol abuse, hypertension, obesity, and use of > 2 prescription drugs. Independent and negative associations were found for: level of schooling

  6. Mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sedimentation in forebulge grabens: An example from the Ediacaran Bambuí Group, São Francisco Basin, Brazil

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    Reis, Humberto L. S.; Suss, João F.

    2016-06-01

    Mixed carbonate-siliciclastic successions have been described in multiple Phanerozoic sedimentary settings recording the dynamic interplay of tectonics, eustasy, climate, in situ carbonate production, and variations in siliciclastic sediment supply. The Ediacaran Bambuí 1st-order sequence (i.e., Bambuí Group) covers most of the intracratonic São Francisco basin (southeast Brazil) and encompasses thick packages of carbonate and fine- to coarse-grained siliciclastic strata. Recording a marine foreland basin stage that developed in the São Francisco plate during the Neoproterozoic-early Paleozoic West Gondwana assembly, the Ediacaran deposits unconformably overlie Archean-Paleoproterozoic metamorphic assemblages of the Sete Lagoas basement high and fill a series of kilometer-long grabens in the southern São Francisco basin. Seismic data reveal that these troughs developed through the extensional reactivation of ancient basement structures along with the tectonically driven forebulge uplift of the Sete Lagoas high, in the early evolutionary stages of the Bambuí basin cycle. Based on the detailed description of continuous drill cores of a well recently drilled during hydrocarbon exploration campaigns, we recognized two transgressive-regressive 2nd-order sequences preserved within one of the focused grabens: (i) Sequence 1 includes the glaciogenic deposits of the basal Carrancas Formation that grade upward into the carbonate ramp successions of the Sete Lagoas Formation; (ii) Sequence 2 contains the siliciclastic-dominated and deep water to deltaic strata of the Serra de Santa Helena Formation and passes upward into peritidal carbonates of the Lagoa do Jacaré Formation. These sedimentary successions encompass suites of retrogradational, aggradational, and progradational lower-rank cycles and are bounded by erosional surfaces. Regional seismic interpretation, well data, and the available literature indicate that most of these deposits and their correlatives are

  7. Tratamentos superficiais visando à melhoria da aderência entre gesso e taliscas de bambu Surface treatments aimed at improving the adhesion between plaster and bamboo slivers

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    Cibelle G Silva

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O gesso é um aglomerante com aplicações sobretudo na fabricação de placas de forro, elementos decorativos e em paredes divisórias. No entanto, utilizando-se de uma baixa relação água/gesso e procedimentos tais como vibração, torna-se possível obter resistências mecânicas compatíveis para outras aplicações na construção civil, como é o caso de elementos estruturais. A investigação reportada no presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar, experimentalmente, a possibilidade de se melhorar o compósito estudado. Foram realizados tratamentos para redução da absorção de água pelas taliscas, por meio da utilização de extrato vegetal B Carbon, resina polimérica e piche. Na tentativa de melhorar a aderência na interface gesso/bambu foram utilizados adesivo epóxi, massa plástica e piche, além de confeccionados corpos de prova de gesso reforçados com taliscas de bambu, tratadas com diferentes produtos, cuja eficiência foi avaliada em ensaios mecânicos. Observou-se que, para ocorrer uma boa aderência na interface do compósito, são necessários tratamentos complementares que reduzam os efeitos da instabilidade dimensional.The gypsum is a binder with applications primarily in the manufacture of ceiling tile, decorative elements and partition walls. However, using a low water/plaster ratio and procedures such as vibration, it is possible to obtain mechanical strength compatible to other applications in construction as in the case of structural elements. The research reported in this study aimed to evaluate experimentally the possibility of improving the compound studied. Treatments were carried out to reduce water absorption by slivers through the use of plant extract B Carbon, polymer resin, and tar. In an attempt to improve the adhesion at the interface plaster/epoxy adhesive, bamboo, plastic and tar mass were used. Test specimens were made of plaster reinforced with slivers of bamboo, treated with different products

  8. HUBUNGAN DUKUNGAN SOSIAL TERHADAP DEPRESI REMAJA MANTAN PENYALAHGUNAAN NAPZA DI LEMBAGA PEMASYARAKATAN KELAS II A PONDOK BAMBU JAKARTA TIMUR TAHUN 2009

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    Heni Nurhaeni

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    Full Text Available Background: Narcotic abuse and  fluid ( NAPZA influenced by 3 factor that is ( 1 Factor family contribution  cover intimacy of adolescent relation with old fellow, pattern take care of, life, and adherence believe in, ( 2 Factor of predisposisi that is worriing, anti tendency and social have nerorotic personality, ( 3 Factor  of precipitation cover  environmental influence of friend a group of and availibility of NAPZA alone and also deviation of condition of psichosocial at individual like depression  at abuse of NAPZA. Adolescent  which occupy Institute of Pemasyarakatan (Lapas have psychological susceptance the resulting adolescent problem of depression is adolescent post o consumer of NAPZA. For the cure of depression is adolescent most important. Support factor, good of support of family, direct coresponding others and also friend adolescently (Depkes,2007. But not yet many data mentioning the existence of social support relation with visit of family dan friend to Lapas to adolescent depression of post consumer of NAPZA in Institute of Pemasyarakatan. Methodologies Research: This Type Research is descriptive research of corelational as a mean to know about relation between social support  with depression is adolescent  of drug abuse of NAPZA. Population  in this research is entire/all  dweller of Lapas/rutan ( Institute Pemasyarakatan/prison Class of II A Pondok Bambu of Jakarta East which  have adolescent age in 18-22 year. Technique intake of data that is sampling random simple on 6 October 2009. At 11.30 amount of dweller of Lapas/rutan is 1207 people, passing formula of sampel discovered by sampel counted 110 people and also tolerated by mistake percentage 2. Result: Result of research show difference of depresi is adolescent of drug abuse of NAPZA according to loss history one who is loved. There is relation between family support with depresi is adolescent of drug abuse of NAPZA correlation test show social support

  9. Balking blood pressure "control" by older persons of Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil: an ethno-epidemiological inquiry A resistência contra o "controle" da pressão arterial na população idosa de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil: um inquérito etno-epidemiológico

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    Marilyn Nations

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This ethno-epidemiological inquiry aims to comprehend hypertension-related experiences in the elderly population of Bambuí, in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It combines ethnographic descriptions with statistical data. The subjective significance of factors associated with adequate arterial pressure control is explored. A baseline cohort of 26 people with hypertension, randomly selected from a total number of 1,494 residents over the age of 60, was interviewed utilizing signs, meanings and actions methodology. Multivariate analysis shows an association (p Esta pesquisa etno-epidemiológica objetiva compreender a experiência humana da hipertensão enquanto percebida por pessoas idosas em Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Mescla descrições etnográficas com dados numéricos. Significados acerca dos fatores correlacionados ao controle da pressão arterial são aprofundados. De 1,494 residentes > 60 anos em uma base de coorte, 26 hipertensos idosos foram aleatoriamente selecionados e entrevistados utilizando signos, significados e ações. A análise multivariada associou (p < 0,001 o sexo feminino e renda mensal domiciliar ao tratamento da hipertensão mas não com controle da pressão adequado. Construções culturais conflitantes de "problema de pressão" contribuem para a "não-adesão" ao tratamento. Há uma tensão entre o "controle" da pressão arterial e os profissionais de saúde "controlando" a vida. "Regimes" prescritos pelos médicos proíbem os prazeres da vida, "controlando" a liberdade pessoal e o livre arbítrio. Dar voz aos idosos sobre suas condições sociais pode promover autonomia, bem estar e felicidade na últimas etapas da vida.

  10. Embryogenic callus formation, growth and regeneration in callus and suspension cultures of Miscanthus x ogiformis Honda 'Giganteus' as affected by proline

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    Holme, Inger Bæksted; Krogstrup, Peter; Hansen, Jürgen

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    The effects of proline additions to culture systems of Miscanthus x ogiformis Honda Giganteus' were investigated. Proline was added in concentrations of 0, 12.5, 25, 50, 100 or 300 mM to the callus induction and suspension culture media containing either Murashige and Skoog or N6 basal salts and 22...... with Murashige and Skoog salts increased embryogenic callus formation on shoot apices and leaf explants while proline had no effect on embryogenic callus formation in medium with N6 salts. Increased growth with increasing proline concentration was obtained in suspension aggregates grown in medium with N6 salts......, whereas proline only increased growth of suspension aggregates grown in medium with Murashige and Skoog salts at concentrations of 12.5 or 25 mM. A stimulating effect of proline on plant regeneration was observed in short-term cultures of callus as well as in long-term cultures of suspension aggregates...

  11. The coordination of C4 photosynthesis and the CO2-concentrating mechanism in maize and Miscanthus x giganteus in response to transient changes in light quality.

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    Sun, Wei; Ubierna, Nerea; Ma, Jian-Ying; Walker, Berkley J; Kramer, David M; Cousins, Asaph B

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    Unequal absorption of photons between photosystems I and II, and between bundle-sheath and mesophyll cells, are likely to affect the efficiency of the CO2-concentrating mechanism in C4 plants. Under steady-state conditions, it is expected that the biochemical distribution of energy (ATP and NADPH) and photosynthetic metabolite concentrations will adjust to maintain the efficiency of C4 photosynthesis through the coordination of the C3 (Calvin-Benson-Bassham) and C4 (CO2 pump) cycles. However, under transient conditions, changes in light quality will likely alter the coordination of the C3 and C4 cycles, influencing rates of CO2 assimilation and decreasing the efficiency of the CO2-concentrating mechanism. To test these hypotheses, we measured leaf gas exchange, leaf discrimination, chlorophyll fluorescence, electrochromatic shift, photosynthetic metabolite pools, and chloroplast movement in maize (Zea mays) and Miscanthus × giganteus following transitional changes in light quality. In both species, the rate of net CO2 assimilation responded quickly to changes in light treatments, with lower rates of net CO2 assimilation under blue light compared with red, green, and blue light, red light, and green light. Under steady state, the efficiency of CO2-concentrating mechanisms was similar; however, transient changes affected the coordination of C3 and C4 cycles in M. giganteus but to a lesser extent in maize. The species differences in the ability to coordinate the activities of C3 and C4 cycles appear to be related to differences in the response of cyclic electron flux around photosystem I and potentially chloroplast rearrangement in response to changes in light quality.

  12. Energy expenditure through physical activity in a population of community-dwelling Brazilian elderly: cross-sectional evidences from the Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging.

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    Ramalho, Juciany Rodrigues de Oliveira; Lima-Costa, Maria Fernanda; Firmo, Josélia O A; Peixoto, Sérgio Viana

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to estimate physical activity energy expenditure among older adults. The study comprised 1,585 residents in Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, aged > 60 years (91% of the town's total elderly), and examined the frequency and duration of 23 types of physical activity among them. Median energy expenditure was 975 MET.min/week (1,195.8 among men and 803.1 among women), declining significantly with age in both sexes. The prevalence of sedentary lifestyles (MET.min/week) was 31.2%. Unhurried walking accounted for about 1/3 of total energy expenditure. Multivariate analysis based on ordinal logistic regression showed inverse associations between energy expenditure and age and hospitalizations in both sexes. Among men, inverse associations were observed with smoking, number of chronic diseases and number of medical appointments. These results emphasize the need for effective strategies to increase physical activity in older elderly, and underscore the high prevalence of walking in this group.

  13. Satisfaction with the neighborhood environment and health in older elderly: cross-sectional evidence from the Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging.

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    Luz, Tatiana Chama Borges; César, Cibele Comini; Lima-Costa, Maria Fernanda; Proietti, Fernando Augusto

    2011-01-01

    In order to investigate the association between satisfaction with the neighborhood environment and self-rated health among older elderly, data from 814 participants of the eleventh wave of the Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging were analyzed using robust Poisson regression analyses. Those elderly with higher satisfaction with their neighborhoods (PR = 0.75; 95%CI: 0.63-0.87) were less likely to report worse self-rated health. The number of chronic diseases (two, PR = 1.69; 95%CI: 1.05-2.70, three or more, PR = 1.99, 95%CI: 1.27-3.13), difficulty in performing daily activities (PR = 1.51; 95%CI: 1.28-1.78), presence of depressive symptoms (PR = 1.68; 95%CI: 1.44-1.95) and frequency of leisure-time exercise in previous 90 days (less than once a week, PR =1.24; 95%CI: 1.03-1.50) were all positively and significantly associated with poor self-rated health. This study provided empirical evidence that satisfaction with the neighborhood environment was associated with the health of the older elderly. The findings further suggest the potential importance of including this indicator in analyses of place and health among the elderly.

  14. The threat of reintroduction of natural transmission of Chagas' disease in Bambuí, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, due to Panstrongylus megistus

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    Alexandre José Fernandes

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    Full Text Available In the Epidemiological Surveillance Program in the county of Bambuí, Minas Gerais, between August 1986 and December 1988, 154 Panstrongylus megistus were captured by the local population in both peridomicile and intradomicile environments. Fifteen (9.8% of the P. megistus harboured Trypanosoma cruzi. Preciptin tests showed that the most frequent triatomine blood meal sources were birds, but other sources were dogs, men and cats. The isoenzyme characterization of 13 T. cruzi strains showed that six belonged to zymodeme Z1, corresponding to the wild parasites, and seven belonged to zymodeme Z2, corresponding to parasites isolated from chronic chagasic patients (domestic cycle. As P. megistus were found to be naturally infected by parasites from both cycles, they are cleary able to transmit T. cruzi from the wild cycle to the domestic cycle. Furthermore the capacity of P. megistus in colonizing houses was observed in one residence, vacant for several years, in wich 153 triatomines were captured. The data show the possibility of P. megistus reintroducing transmission of Chaga's disease in the county if Epidemiological Surveillance is interrupted.

  15. Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Stratigraphy of the Ediacaran Jaíba Formation, Upper Bambuí Group, Brazil: Insights into Paleogeography and Sedimentary Environments after a Neoproterozoic Glaciation.

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    Caxito, F.; Uhlein, G. J.; Sial, A. N.; Uhlein, A.

    2015-12-01

    The Neoproterozoic Era was a time of extreme climatic variation as recorded in sedimentary rocks of this age across the globe, leading to a number of controversial hypotheses (e.g. the Snowball Earth glaciations). In eastern Brazil, the Bambuí Gr. is a thick carbonatic-siliciclastic unit that covers the São Francisco Craton and preserves remnants of a Neoproterozoic glaciation and their respective cap carbonate (1). Recent findings of Cloudina in the Januária region (2) suggest that at least part of the sequence might be upper Ediacaran or even Cambrian. Here we present the first carbon-oxygen isotope data for the Jaíba Fm., a ca. 50 m thick carbonate unit that occurs in the topmost portion of the Bambuí Gr. in this same region. The Jaíba Fm. post-dates the cap carbonate sequence and the fossil-bearing layers, and thus was probably deposited in the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition. Three stratigraphic columns were analyzed, and yielded similar ratios. Values of δ13CVPDB are between 0.8 and 3.4 ‰, while δ18OVPDB values are mostly around -8 ‰. These values contrasts with the negative δ13C values found for the base of the Bambuí Gr., followed by highly positive δ13C (up to +14‰) on its middle portion. The unusually high δ13C values are commonly interpreted as evidence for deposition on a restricted basin, such as in a foreland setting. The return to values which are close to the PDB standard in the uppermost Bambuí Gr. might thus indicate a change in the paleogeography and tectonic environment of the basin, suggesting an open, ventilated environment along with a recovery of the biological and hydrological cycle after a Late Neoproterozoic glaciation. Ongoing detailed sedimentological, geochemical and isotopic work might help to further clarify these issues and to provide new clues for unraveling Late Neoproterozoic paleoclimate, paleogeography and ocean chemistry. We thank FAPEMIG (Brazil) for finnacial support through grants n. APQ-00914-14 and PPM

  16. Anemia e nível de hemoglobina como fatores prognósticos da mortalidade entre idosos residentes na comunidade: evidências da Coorte de Idosos de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi examinar a influência de baixos níveis de hemoglobina (Hb) e anemia na mortalidade entre idosos ao longo de dez anos de seguimento (1997 a 2007). Entre os 1.742 idosos participantes da linha de base da coorte de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 1.322 (82,3%) foram acompanhados pelo tempo médio de 8,9 anos. A probabilidade de sobrevida foi estimada pelo método de Kaplan-Meier e o modelo de riscos proporcionais de Cox foi utilizado, estimando-se os hazard ratios (HR) ...

  17. Produção conjunta de fibras celulósicas e etanol a partir do bambu Combined production of cellulosic fibers and ethanol from bamboo culm

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    Anisio Azzini

    1987-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente estudo com Bambusa vulgaris Schrad., procurou-se desenvolver um novo processo de utilização do bambu, visando à produção conjunta de etanol e fibras celulósicas para papel. Os rendimentos em fibras celulósicas e etanol foram obtidos em função da idade do colmo (1, 3 e 5 anos e região de amostragem em cada colmo (base, meio e ponta. Esses rendimentos, bem como outros relacionados com a fração fibrosa, glicose e amido, foram determinados com solução diluída de ácido sulfúrico. A densidade básica dos colmos foi determinada em cavacos antes do seu tratamento. Pelos resultados obtidos, é tecnicamente possível a produção conjunta de etanol e fibras celulósicas a partir do bambu. Os rendimentos em fibras celulósicas (46,85 a 56,04% e etanol (12,77 a 14,79 litros/100 kg de cavacos foram mais elevados nas regiões mediana e ponta dos colmos mais velhos. Essa mesma tendência foi observada para a glicose (teores de 22,80 a 26,41% e amido hidrolisado (18,99 a 24,27%. O rendimento em fibras brutas ou fração fibrosa (69,35 a 76,35% foi mais elevado nos cavacos provenientes dos colmos mais novos. A densidade básica dos cavacos não variou em função da idade do colmo (0,573 a 0,628 g/cm³, mas em função da região de amostragem (0,518 a 0,683 g/cm³, sendo mais densos os cavacos das regiões mediana e ponta dos colmos.In this study with Bambusa vulgaris Schrad, a new process of bamboo utilization was established to produce cellulosic fibers for papermaking and ethanol. The yields of ethanol and cellulosic fibers were determined in function of culm age (1, 3 and 5 years and portion of sampling in each culm (base, middle and top. The yields of cellulosic fibers, ethanol and compounds like glucose and starch were determined in shreddered chips after treatment with diluted sulphuric acid solution. The combined production of ethanol and cellulosic fibers was feasible technically. The yields of cellulosic fibers varied from

  18. Nível de hemoglobina entre idosos e sua associação com indicadores do estado nutricional e uso de serviços de saúde: Projeto Bambuí Hemoglobin level in older adults and the association with nutritional status and use of health services: the Bambuí Project

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    Clarice Lima Álvares da Silva

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever a prevalência de anemia e avaliar a associação de nível de hemoglobina (Hb com indicadores do estado nutricional e uso de serviços de saúde em uma população idosa (≥ 60 anos. Dos 1.742 idosos participantes da linha de base da coorte de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil, foram incluídos 1.441 (82,7%. A variável dependente foi o nível de Hb e as independentes foram número de hospitalizações e visitas ao médico nos 12 meses precedentes à entrevista, índice de massa corporal (IMC e albumina sérica. Foi realizada regressão linear multivariada estratificada por sexo e ajustada por fatores de confusão. A prevalência de anemia foi baixa na população (4,5%, sem diferenças entre sexos e significativamente maior em idosos mais velhos (10,2%. Baixos níveis de Hb foram associados ao maior número de consultas médicas e a menores valores de albumina sérica e IMC em ambos os sexos. O estudo sugere um ciclo complexo entre baixos níveis de Hb, desnutrição e atendimento médico, o que deve ser considerado na estruturação de programas de saúde para idosos.This study aimed to describe the prevalence of anemia and to evaluate the association between hemoglobin (Hb level and indicators of nutritional status and health services utilization in an elderly population (≥ 60 years. Of the 1,742 older adults in the baseline of the Bambuí cohort, 1,441 (82.7% were included. The dependent variable was Hb level, and the independent variables were number of hospitalizations and physician visits in the previous 12 months, body mass index (BMI, and serum albumin. Multivariate linear regression was performed, stratified by gender and adjusted for confounding factors. Prevalence of anemia was low (4.5%, with no difference by gender, and higher in the oldest old (10.2%. Low Hb level was associated with more physician visits and lower serum albumin and BMI in both men and women, suggesting a complex cycle between

  19. Norms for the mini-mental state examination: adjustment of the cut-off point in population-based studies (evidences from the Bambuí health aging study Normas para o uso do mini-exame do estado mental: adequação do ponto de corte em estudos populacionais (evidências do Projeto Bambuí

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of cognitive impairment in an elderly population-based cohort, using several Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE cut-off points recommended by Brazilian authors and to examine the percentile distribution of MMSE scores in the study population. METHOD: A total of 1558 subjects aged >60 years (89.4% of the total, living in the city of Bambuí, MG, completed the MMSE and were included in the present study. RESULTS: The estimated prevalences of cognitive impairment varied from 13.2% to 27.0% depending on the cut-off point and agreement varied widely between them (kappa range: 0.38 to 0.88. Cut-off point 13/14 corresponded to the 5th percentile and 21/22 corresponded to the lower quartile of the MMSE score distribution. CONCLUSION: In the absence of comparable cut-off points, percentile distributions are more adequate for population-based studies of elderly with low schooling level.OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de déficit cognitivo em uma base populacional de idosos, utilizando-se os diferentes pontos de corte do Mini-Exame do Estado Mental (MEEM recomendados por autores brasileiros e verificar a distribuição em percentis da pontuação do MEEM na população estudada. MÉTODO: Participaram do estudo 1558 (89,4% do total indivíduos com idade >60 anos residentes na cidade de Bambuí, MG, que foram submetidos ao MEEM. RESULTADOS: A prevalência estimada de déficit cognitivo variou de 13,2% a 27,0%, dependendo do ponto de corte utilizado, observando-se grande variação na sua concordância (índices de kappa entre 0,38 e 0,88. O ponto de corte de 13/14 correspondeu ao 5º percentil e o de 21/22, ao quartil inferior da distribuição dos escores do MEEM. CONCLUSÃO: Na ausência de pontos de corte comparáveis, a distribuição em percentis é mais adequada para estudos de base populacional de idosos com baixa escolaridade.

  20. Predictors of 10-year mortality in a population of community-dwelling Brazilian elderly: the Bambuí cohort study of aging Determinantes da mortalidade em 10 anos de idosos Brasileiros residentes na comunidade: estudo de coorte de idosos de Bambuí

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    Full Text Available We used data on 1,399 participants aged 60 and over from the Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging to examine predictors of mortality in a socioeconomically disadvantaged population. From 1997 to 2007, 599 participants died and 6.2% were lost to follow-up, leading to 12,415 person-years (pyrs of observation. The death rate was 48.3 per 1,000 pyrs. Age (adjusted hazard ratio [HR] = 1.40, male gender (HR = 1.80, never married (HR = 1.78 or a widow (HR = 1.26, poor self-rated health (HR = 1.31, inability to perform four or more activities of daily living (HR = 3.29, number of cardiovascular risk factors (HR = 1.51 for two and HR = 1.91 for three or more, Trypanosoma cruzi infection (HR = 1.27, and number of medications (HR = 1.06 were each significantly (p Foram utilizadas informações de 1.399 participantes (> 60 anos do Estudo de Coorte de Idosos de Bambuí, para examinar os determinantes da mortalidade em uma população com nível socioeconômico baixo. Entre 1997 e 2007, 599 participantes faleceram e 6,2% foram perdidos para acompanhamento, resultando em 12.415 pessoas-ano de observação. A taxa de mortalidade foi de 48,3 por mil pessoas-ano. Idade (hazard ratio ajustada [HR] = 1,40, sexo masculino (HR = 1,80, ser solteiro (HR = 1,78 ou viúvo (HR = 1,26, pior autoavaliação da saúde (HR = 1,31, incapacidade para realizar quatro ou mais atividades da vida diária (HR = 3,29, número de fatores de risco cardiovascular (HR = 1,51 para dois e HR = 1,91 para três ou mais, infecção pelo Trypanosoma cruzi (HR = 1,27 e número de medicamentos (HR = 1,06 apresentaram associações significantes (p < 0,05 e independentes com o evento. O escore do Mini-Exame do Estado Mental mostrou efeito protetor (HR = 0,96. Exceto a infecção pelo T. cruzi, os outros preditores da mortalidade foram consistentes com o observado em populações idosas com melhor situação socioeconômica.

  1. Projeto Bambuí: estudo de base populacional dos fatores associados com o uso regular de serviços odontológicos em adultos

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Um estudo seccional foi desenvolvido na cidade de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, com o objetivo de identificar fatores associados ao uso regular de serviços odontológicos entre adultos. Os participantes foram entrevistados utilizando-se um questionário estruturado e questões previamente validadas. Um total de 999/1221 (81,8% indivíduos com idade > ou = 18 anos selecionados aleatoriamente participaram do inquérito de saúde bucal. Destes, 654 entre 656 indivíduos que possuíam pelo menos um dente natural e haviam visitado o dentista pelo menos uma vez na vida participaram do presente trabalho. Resultados ajustados pela regressão logística múltipla mostraram que o uso regular de serviços odontológicos foi significativamente associado a ter > ou = 8 e 4-7 anos de escolaridade (OR = 9,90; IC 95% = 2,90-33,77 e OR = 3,87; IC 95% = 1,11-13,51, respectivamente, ter preferência para tratamento dentário restaurador em comparação à extração (OR = 4,91; IC 95% = 2,23-10,79, não ter necessidade atual de tratamento dentário (OR = 4,87; IC 95% = 3,17-7,49 e acreditar que ir ao dentista previne a cárie e a doença na gengiva (OR = 1,73; IC 95% = 1,13-2,65. Os resultados mostram que o uso regular de serviços odontológicos na população estudada foi explicado nas diferentes dimensões do modelo elaborado por Andersen & Newman (1973.

  2. Distribution Characteristics, Flowering and Seeding of Dendrocalamus sinicus in Yunnan, China%巨龙竹资源分布特点及其开花结实现象

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    谷志佳; 杨汉奇; 孙茂盛; 杨宇明

    2012-01-01

    巨龙竹Dendrocalamus sinicus Chia et J.L.Sun是云南特有的重要经济竹种之一,为了保护和开发巨龙竹资源,本文调查了18个典型的巨龙竹种群,并对近6年来巨龙竹开花结实现象进行了分析.研究结果显示巨龙竹分布区域十分狭窄,以滇西南的沧源、西盟和孟连3个县为中心,集中分布于22°09′~23°30′N,98°56′~99°37′E,海拔1 000~1 500 m之间的低中山区.同时,巨龙竹秆型依照分布区由南向北表现出明显的弯曲型——弯曲型与通直型混生(混生型)——通直型的变化趋势.种群平均胸径与分布区海拔之间呈现极显著的正相关关系.巨龙竹野外多见零星开花,以通直型为主,但结实少见且结实率低,约为0.34%~0.64%,这可能主要是由于个体零星开花以及小花雌雄异熟等原因造成的结果.土蜂Apis cerana Fabricius的访问可能是巨龙竹有性繁殖中传粉的重要补充方式.%Dendrocalamus sinicus Chia et J. L. Sun is one of the endemic and the most important economic bamboo species in Yunnan Province, China. In order to protect and excavate the native germplasm resources of this species, 18 typical populations were investigated and the flowering and seeding of D. Sinicus in Yunnan Province in the past years were analyzed. The results show that D. Sinicus is narrowly distributed in Southwest Yunnan, with the distribution centre locates in the lower and medium mountain areas at the altitude of 1 000 ~ 1 500 m above sea level in Cangyuan, Ximeng and Menglian Counties, ranging in 22° 09'~23° 30'N, 98° 56'~99° 37'E. Meanwhile, from south to north within distributions, the culm type of D. Sinicus shows an obvious trend as from bending-culmed, mixed type, to straight-culmed. The average diameter at the breast height is significantly and positively correlated with the altitude of populations. Sporadic flowering of D. Sinicus was observed in the wild, especially for the straight-culmed type

  3. A retrospective study of Babesia macropus associated with morbidity and mortality in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus and agile wallabies (Macropus agilis

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    Shannon L. Donahoe

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    Full Text Available This is a retrospective study of 38 cases of infection by Babesia macropus, associated with a syndrome of anaemia and debility in hand-reared or free-ranging juvenile eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus from coastal New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland between 1995 and 2013. Infection with B. macropus is recorded for the first time in agile wallabies (Macropus agilis from far north Queensland. Animals in which B. macropus infection was considered to be the primary cause of morbidity had marked anaemia, lethargy and neurological signs, and often died. In these cases, parasitised erythrocytes were few or undetectable in peripheral blood samples but were sequestered in large numbers within small vessels of visceral organs, particularly in the kidney and brain, associated with distinctive clusters of extraerythrocytic organisms. Initial identification of this piroplasm in peripheral blood smears and in tissue impression smears and histological sections was confirmed using transmission electron microscopy and molecular analysis. Samples of kidney, brain or blood were tested using PCR and DNA sequencing of the 18S ribosomal RNA and heat shock protein 70 gene using primers specific for piroplasms. The piroplasm detected in these samples had 100% sequence identity in the 18S rRNA region with the recently described Babesia macropus in two eastern grey kangaroos from New South Wales and Queensland, and a high degree of similarity to an unnamed Babesia sp. recently detected in three woylies (Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi in Western Australia.

  4. Detection of renal dysfunction based on serum creatinine levels in a Brazilian community: the Bambuí Health and Ageing Study.

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    Passos, V M A; Barreto, S M; Lima-Costa, M F F

    2003-03-01

    There are few population-based studies of renal dysfunction and none conducted in developing countries. In the present study the prevalence and predictors of elevated serum creatinine levels (SCr > or = 1.3 mg/dl for men and 1.1 mg/dl for women) were determined among Brazilian adults (18-59 years) and older adults (>60 years). Participants included all older adults (N = 1742) and a probabilistic sample of adults (N = 818) from Bambu town, MG, Southeast Brazil. Predictors were investigated using multiple logistic regression. Mean SCr levels were 0.77 +/- 0.15 mg/dl for adults, 1.02 +/- 0.39 mg/dl for older men, and 0.81 +/- 0.17 mg/dl for older women. Because there were only 4 cases (0.48%) with elevated SCr levels among adults, the analysis of elevated SCr levels was restricted to older adults. The overall prevalence of elevated SCr levels among the elderly was 5.09% (76/1494). The prevalence of hypercreatinemia increased significantly with age (chi = 26.17, P = 0.000), being higher for older men (8.19%) than for older women (5.29%, chi = 5.00, P = 0.02). Elevated SCr levels were associated with age 70-79 years (odds ratio [OR] = 2.25, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.15-4.42), hypertension (OR = 3.04, 95% CI: 1.34-6.92), use of antihypertensive drugs (OR = 2.46, 95% CI: 1.26-4.82), chest pain (OR = 3.37, 95% CI: 1.31-8.74), and claudication (OR = 3.43, 95% CI: 1.30-9.09) among men, and with age >80 years (OR = 4.88, 95% CI: 2.24-10.65), use of antihypertensive drugs (OR = 4.06, 95% CI: 1.67-9.86), physical inactivity (OR = 2.11, 95% CI: 1.11-4.02) and myocardial infarction (OR = 3.89, 95% CI: 1.58-9.62) among women. The prevalence of renal dysfunction observed was much lower than that reported in other population-based studies, but predictors were similar. New investigations are needed to confirm the variability in prevalence and associated factors of renal dysfunction among populations.

  5. Final Report DE-SC0006634. Quantifying phenotypic and genetic diversity of Miscanthus sinensis as a resource for knowledge-based improvement of M. ×giganteus (M. sinensis × M. sacchariflorus)

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    Sacks, Erik [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)

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    Miscanthus is especially attractive as a bioenergy crop for temperate environments because it produces high yields, needs few inputs, and grows well during the cool weather of early spring and late fall when few warm-season grasses can. However, Miscanthus feedstock production for the emerging U.S. bioenergy industry and for existing demand in Europe is based on a single sterile, vegetatively propagated variety of M. ×giganteus. M. ×giganteus is an interspecific hybrid of the parental species M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus. Prior to the current study, little information existed about the genetic diversity and breeding potential of either M. ×giganteus parental species. In the current project, we studied more than 600 accessions of M. sinensis from throughout its native range in China, Japan, and Korea, in addition to ornamental cultivars and U.S. naturalized populations. Using thousands of DNA markers, we identified seven geographically distinct genetic groups of M. sinensis. Notably, we found that the ornamental cultivars and U.S. naturalized populations were derived from only a subset of the Southern Japan group, indicating that our study greatly increased the genetic diversity available for breeding new biomass cultivars. Additionally, this new understanding of M. sinensis population structure could be used to predict which crosses may produce progeny with the greatest hybrid vigor. Replicated field trials were also established at multiple locations in North America and Asia. Data on traits of importance for biomass productivity, such as flowering time, yield and height, were taken. Analyses of the phenotypic data from the field trials along with the DNA markers allowed us to identify many marker-trait associations. These results will enable marker-assisted breeding, which will allow selection at the seedling stage rather than waiting two to three years to obtain phenotypic data. Thus, this study is expected to greatly increase the efficiency of breeding

  6. COMUNICAÇÃO COMUNITÁRIA NA ERA DIGITAL: ESTRATÉGIAS DE MOBILIZAÇÃO E MIDIATIZAÇÃO EM AÇÕES SOCIAIS DA ESCOLA DE BAMBU

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    Discute-se a midiatização no âmbito de interação do projeto Escola de Bambu. Analisa as estratégias de divulgação e mobilização de interagentes através do documentário, site, redes sociais e do canal no Youtube. A pesquisa relata as estratégias midiáticas de circulação e questiona os modos de participação dos internautas, podendo estes interagir e servir de fonte de propagação e concretização de ações comunitárias.Comunicación de la Comunidad en la era digital: Estrategias y la movilización d...

  7. Método de determinação de açúcares aldeídicos a partir do amido de bambu Method for aldehydic sugar determination from bamboo starch

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    Full Text Available O amido de bambu foi hidrolisado sob diferentes condições de sacarificação, empregando-se soluções de ácido clorídrico com diversas concentrações (0,5; 1,0; 1,5; 2,5; 5,0 e 10,0% base v/v e tempos de reação (30, 60 e 90 minutos. Os resultados mostraram que o amido de bambu foi completamente hidrolisado, após 60 minutos de reação sob refluxo em solução ácida com 2,5% de concentração. Os açúcares aldeídicos obtidos foram determinados por um método volumétrico, baseado na oxidação dos açúcares por uma solução de iodo (KI/I2. Este método analítico é simples, de fácil execução e apresentou bom nível de exatidão avaliado através de curva-padrão.Bamboo starch was hydrolized under different saccharification conditions using hydrochloric acid at several concentrations (0.5;1.5; 2.5; 5.0 and 10.0% and reaction time (30; 60 and 90 min. The results showed that bamboo starch was completely hydrolized by hydrochloric acid solution (2.5 % after 60 min of reaction. The aldehydic sugars obtained, were determined by a volumetric method based on sugar oxidation by a KI/I2 solution and tritation of the I2 excess with a solution of Na2S2O3. The method is rapid, easy, precise, and can be used routinely for determination of aldehydic sugars (glucose after saccharification.

  8. The Bambuí Health and Aging Study (BHAS: private health plan and medical care utilization by older adults Projeto Bambuí: plano privado de saúde e utilização de serviços médicos pela população idosa

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    Maria Fernanda F. Lima-Costa

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this cross sectional study was to investigate whether holding a private health plan affects the consumption of medical services (hospitalization and visits to a doctor and use of medications by older adults. All residents in Bambuí town (Minas Gerais, Brazil aged > or = 60 years (n = 1,742 were selected. From these, 92.2% were interviewed and 85.9% were examined (blood tests and physical measurements. After adjustments for counfounders, those under exclusive public coverage (n = 1,296, compared with those holding a private health plan (n = 310, presented some evidence of having worse health status, reported less visits to a doctor, and used a small number of prescribed medications. The main explanation for the aged holding a private health plan was economic, not health. Even though those who had only public health coverage complained more in relation to medical care (70.9%, an important proportion of the aged with a private health care plan presented some kind of complaint (45.2%. Another worrying factor was the difficulty to acquire medication because of financial problems (47.2 and 25.2% reported, respectively. Further investigations are needed to verify whether our results can be generalized to other communities of the country.O objetivo deste estudo seccional foi investigar se a cobertura de um plano privado de saúde afeta o uso de serviços médicos (consultas e hospitalizações e o consumo de medicamentos entre idosos. Todos os residentes na cidade de Bambuí (Minas Gerais com idade > ou = 60 anos (n = 1.742 foram selecionados. Destes, 92,2% e 85,9% foram entrevistados e examinados (exames de sangue e medidas físicas, respectivamente. Após ajustamentos por variáveis de confusão, os idosos que dependiam dos serviços públicos (n = 1.296, em comparação aos que possuíam plano privado de saúde (n = 310, apresentaram evidências de pior condição de saúde, visitaram menos o médico e usaram menor número de medicamentos

  9. Avaliação da esquistossomose e de outras parasitoses intestinais, em escolares do município de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil Evaluation of the schistosomiasis and others intestinal parasitosis in the school children of Bambuí county, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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    Roberto Sena Rocha

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desse trabalho foi determinar a prevalência das parasitoses em escolares de Bambuí, através de exames coprológicos (direto e Kato-Katz e reavaliar os criadouros de moluscos descritos no município. Dos 2.901 escolares examinados, 20,1% estavam parasitados, sendo que Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba coli, Ascaris lumbricoides e ancilostomídeos foram os parasitas mais freqüentes, com prevalências de 6,2%, 6,2%, 4,8% e 1,4%, respectivamente. Os ancilostomídeos foram significativamente mais freqüentes na zona rural e nos alunos com mais de 14 anos, enquanto a prevalência da E. coli foi maior na zona urbana e a G. lamblia mais freqüente na faixa etária de 0-6 anos. Somente três crianças eliminavam ovos de Schistosoma mansoni. O único hospedeiro intermediário encontrado foi a Biomphalaria glabrata e nenhuma delas estava eliminando cercárias de S. mansoni . Comparando-se estes dados a de levantamentos realizados anteriormente no município, observou-se uma queda na prevalência de todos os parasitas. Algumas hipóteses para tentar explicar esta queda são discutidas tais como: processo intenso de urbanização e a melhoria das condições sócio-sanitárias do município.This work was carried out with the purpose of determining the prevalence of intestinal parasitoses in the school children of Bambuí, through parasitological examinations (direct and Kato-Katz methods and reevaluating the snails' breeding places described in the county. Of the 2,091 school children examined, 20.1% had at least one parasitic infection. Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba coli, Ascaris lumbricoides and hookworm are the most frequent parasites, with a prevalence of 6.2%, 6.2%, 4.8% and 1.4%, respectively. The hookworms were significantly more frequent among students from the rural area and in those aged over 14 years, while the prevalence of E. coli was greater in the urban area and the G. lamblia was more frequent in children under 6 years old. Only three

  10. A population based study on health conditions associated with the use of benzodiazepines among older adults (The Bambuí Health and Aging Study Estudo de base populacional sobre condições de saúde associadas ao uso de benzodiazepínicos em idosos (Projeto Bambuí

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to assess the health conditions and use of health services among elderly users of benzodiazepines. The study was carried out in the city of Bambuí in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Of 1,742 inhabitants aged over 60, 1,419 participated in the study. Information about benzodiazepine and the use of other medications was obtained by means of interviews and checking medication packaging. After adjustments for confounding variables, benzodiazepine remained significantly associated with poorer self reported health (prevalence ratio = 1.94 and 2.04 for reasonable and bad/very bad health, respectively, common mental disorders (1.33, myocardial infarction (1.42, number of doctor visits in the previous 12 months (1.90 and 2.24 for 2-3 and 4+ visits, respectively and concomitant use of other medications (1.84 and 1.83 for 2-4 and 5+ medications. The results showed that the factors associated with the use of benzodiazepine were similar to those observed in the elderly in higher income countries. The concomitant use of benzodiazepines and two or more medications was highly prevalent (59.5%, characterizing a situation of risk, which deserves attention as a public health problem.O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar condições de saúde e usos de serviços de saúde associados ao uso de benzodiazepínicos entre idosos. O estudo foi conduzido na cidade de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Entre os 1.742 residentes com idade > 60 anos, 1.419 participaram do estudo. Informações sobre o uso de benzodiazepínicos e de outros medicamentos foram obtidas por meio de entrevista e verificação da embalagem. Após ajustamentos por variáveis de confusão, o uso de benzodiazepínicos permaneceu significativamente associado com pior auto-avaliação da saúde (razões de prevalência = 1,94 e 2,04 para razoável e ruim/muito ruim, respectivamente, transtornos mentais comuns (1,33, infarto do miocárdio (1,42, número de visitas médicas nos

  11. Hybridization and back-crossing in giant petrels (Macronectes giganteus and M. halli) at Bird Island, South Georgia, and a summary of hybridization in seabirds.

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    Brown, Ruth M; Techow, N M S Mareile; Wood, Andrew G; Phillips, Richard A

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    Hybridization in natural populations provides an opportunity to study the evolutionary processes that shape divergence and genetic isolation of species. The emergence of pre-mating barriers is often the precursor to complete reproductive isolation. However, in recently diverged species, pre-mating barriers may be incomplete, leading to hybridization between seemingly distinct taxa. Here we report results of a long-term study at Bird Island, South Georgia, of the extent of hybridization, mate fidelity, timing of breeding and breeding success in mixed and conspecific pairs of the sibling species, Macronectes halli (northern giant petrel) and M. giganteus (southern giant petrel). The proportion of mixed-species pairs varied annually from 0.4-2.4% (mean of 1.5%), and showed no linear trend with time. Mean laying date in mixed-species pairs tended to be later than in northern giant petrel, and always earlier than in southern giant petrel pairs, and their breeding success (15.6%) was lower than that of conspecific pairs. By comparison, mixed-species pairs at both Marion and Macquarie islands always failed before hatching. Histories of birds in mixed-species pairs at Bird Island were variable; some bred previously or subsequently with a conspecific partner, others subsequently with a different allospecific partner, and some mixed-species pairs remained together for multiple seasons. We also report the first verified back-crossing of a hybrid giant petrel with a female northern giant petrel. We discuss the potential causes and evolutionary consequences of hybridization and back-crossing in giant petrels and summarize the incidence of back-crossing in other seabird species.

  12. Phylogeny in defining model plants for lignocellulosic ethanol production: a comparative study of Brachypodium distachyon, wheat, maize, and Miscanthus x giganteus leaf and stem biomass.

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    Meineke, Till; Manisseri, Chithra; Voigt, Christian A

    2014-01-01

    The production of ethanol from pretreated plant biomass during fermentation is a strategy to mitigate climate change by substituting fossil fuels. However, biomass conversion is mainly limited by the recalcitrant nature of the plant cell wall. To overcome recalcitrance, the optimization of the plant cell wall for subsequent processing is a promising approach. Based on their phylogenetic proximity to existing and emerging energy crops, model plants have been proposed to study bioenergy-related cell wall biochemistry. One example is Brachypodium distachyon, which has been considered as a general model plant for cell wall analysis in grasses. To test whether relative phylogenetic proximity would be sufficient to qualify as a model plant not only for cell wall composition but also for the complete process leading to bioethanol production, we compared the processing of leaf and stem biomass from the C3 grasses B. distachyon and Triticum aestivum (wheat) with the C4 grasses Zea mays (maize) and Miscanthus x giganteus, a perennial energy crop. Lambda scanning with a confocal laser-scanning microscope allowed a rapid qualitative analysis of biomass saccharification. A maximum of 108-117 mg ethanol·g(-1) dry biomass was yielded from thermo-chemically and enzymatically pretreated stem biomass of the tested plant species. Principal component analysis revealed that a relatively strong correlation between similarities in lignocellulosic ethanol production and phylogenetic relation was only given for stem and leaf biomass of the two tested C4 grasses. Our results suggest that suitability of B. distachyon as a model plant for biomass conversion of energy crops has to be specifically tested based on applied processing parameters and biomass tissue type.

  13. Projeto Bambuí: avaliação de serviços odontológicos privados, públicos e de sindicato

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    Matos Divane Leite

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Partindo do princípio de que um dos objetivos dos serviços odontológicos públicos é reduzir os efeitos das desigualdades sociais sobre a saúde bucal, investigou-se se essas desigualdades estão presentes entre usuários dos serviços odontológicos públicos, privados e de sindicato. MÉTODOS: A população estudada foi constituída por uma amostra representativa de adultos residentes na cidade de Bambuí, MG. Os participantes foram entrevistados por meio de um questionário estruturado. RESULTADOS: Entre os 1.664 moradores amostrados, 1.382 (83,1% participaram do inquérito de saúde bucal. Destes, 656 preenchiam os critérios de inclusão (idade >18 anos, presença de pelo menos um dente natural e visita ao dentista pelo menos uma vez na vida e participaram do trabalho. Os usuários dos serviços privados estavam mais satisfeitos com a aparência dos dentes (ORaj=3,03; IC95%=1,70-5,39 e com a mastigação (ORaj=2,27; IC95%=1,17-4,40 do que os usuários de serviços públicos. Aqueles também percebiam menos necessidade atual de tratamento odontológico (ORaj=0,39; IC95%=0,18-0,86 e receberam com mais freqüência tratamento restaurador (ORaj=9,57; IC95%=4,72-19,43 ou preventivo (ORaj=5,57; IC95%=2,31-13,40 na última visita ao dentista. Aqueles que usaram os serviços do sindicato também receberam mais tratamentos restauradores (ORaj=8,51; IC95%=2,80-25,92 e preventivos (ORaj=11,42; IC95%=3,49-37,43 na última visita ao dentista do que os usuários de serviços públicos. Nenhuma diferença foi encontrada em relação à satisfação com a aparência dos dentes, à capacidade de mastigação e à percepção de necessidade de tratamento odontológico. CONCLUSÃO: Os serviços públicos odontológicos, com base no estudo da comunidade local, aparentemente não têm conseguido reduzir as desigualdades sociais com referência à saúde bucal.

  14. Projeto Bambuí: avaliação de serviços odontológicos privados, públicos e de sindicato

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    Divane Leite Matos

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Partindo do princípio de que um dos objetivos dos serviços odontológicos públicos é reduzir os efeitos das desigualdades sociais sobre a saúde bucal, investigou-se se essas desigualdades estão presentes entre usuários dos serviços odontológicos públicos, privados e de sindicato. MÉTODOS: A população estudada foi constituída por uma amostra representativa de adultos residentes na cidade de Bambuí, MG. Os participantes foram entrevistados por meio de um questionário estruturado. RESULTADOS: Entre os 1.664 moradores amostrados, 1.382 (83,1% participaram do inquérito de saúde bucal. Destes, 656 preenchiam os critérios de inclusão (idade >18 anos, presença de pelo menos um dente natural e visita ao dentista pelo menos uma vez na vida e participaram do trabalho. Os usuários dos serviços privados estavam mais satisfeitos com a aparência dos dentes (ORaj=3,03; IC95%=1,70-5,39 e com a mastigação (ORaj=2,27; IC95%=1,17-4,40 do que os usuários de serviços públicos. Aqueles também percebiam menos necessidade atual de tratamento odontológico (ORaj=0,39; IC95%=0,18-0,86 e receberam com mais freqüência tratamento restaurador (ORaj=9,57; IC95%=4,72-19,43 ou preventivo (ORaj=5,57; IC95%=2,31-13,40 na última visita ao dentista. Aqueles que usaram os serviços do sindicato também receberam mais tratamentos restauradores (ORaj=8,51; IC95%=2,80-25,92 e preventivos (ORaj=11,42; IC95%=3,49-37,43 na última visita ao dentista do que os usuários de serviços públicos. Nenhuma diferença foi encontrada em relação à satisfação com a aparência dos dentes, à capacidade de mastigação e à percepção de necessidade de tratamento odontológico. CONCLUSÃO: Os serviços públicos odontológicos, com base no estudo da comunidade local, aparentemente não têm conseguido reduzir as desigualdades sociais com referência à saúde bucal.

  15. Química e mineralogia de solos derivados de rochas do Grupo Bambuí no norte de Minas Gerais

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    C. V. Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Perfis de solos representativos do Distrito Agroindustrial do Jaíba, norte de Minas Gerais, foram descritos morfologicamente, tendo sido suas amostras coletadas e analisadas química, física e mineralogicamente, com o fim de obter informações que contribuam para sua melhor exploração agrícola. Embora provenientes, em sua quase totalidade, de calcário do grupo Bambuí, e com aparente homogeneidade fisiográfica (relevo plano e floresta caducifólia, os solos apresentaram grande diversidade nesses aspectos. Mineralogicamente, observaram-se a ilita e a caulinita como minerais comuns, esta última presente mesmo em Vertissolo e Rendzina, solos com expressiva quantidade de carbonatos livres. A presença de esmectita no Vertissolo, na Rendzina e no Cambissolo de argila de atividade alta indica que a escassez de chuva, a riqueza do material de origem e sua superficialidade em topografia plana dificultam a saída de sílica e bases do sistema, favorecendo a formação de esmectita. Tal mineralogia, associada à sazonalidade climática, parece responsável pelo fendilhamento expressivo desses solos no período seco. Os solos apresentam cores variadas: solos vermelhos e vermelho-amarelados, graças à presença de hematita e goethita, referem-se principalmente aos Latossolos situados em posições ligeiramente mais elevadas na paisagem, dispondo de melhor drenagem; amarelos e bruno-amarelados, normalmente situados em áreas mais deprimidas, que, aliados à superficialidade e massividade do material de origem, restringem a drenagem, favorecendo a gênese da goethita e levando à formação de concreções ferro-manganosas em quantidades expressivas; nestes ambientes, foram constatados Cambissolos de argila de atividade alta (Ta e baixa (Tb, Vertissolos ou solos com características vérticas, também brunados, e Rendzina. A baixa relação Fe o/Fe d (ferro oxalato/ferro ditionito revelou predomínio de óxidos mais cristalinos. Os solos eutr

  16. Anemia e nível de hemoglobina como fatores prognósticos da mortalidade entre idosos residentes na comunidade: evidências da Coorte de Idosos de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Clarice Lima Álvares da Silva

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi examinar a influência de baixos níveis de hemoglobina (Hb e anemia na mortalidade entre idosos ao longo de dez anos de seguimento (1997 a 2007. Entre os 1.742 idosos participantes da linha de base da coorte de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 1.322 (82,3% foram acompanhados pelo tempo médio de 8,9 anos. A probabilidade de sobrevida foi estimada pelo método de Kaplan-Meier e o modelo de riscos proporcionais de Cox foi utilizado, estimando-se os hazard ratios (HR e intervalos de 95% de confiança (IC95%, considerando-se os potenciais fatores de confusão. Idosos anêmicos e com baixos níveis de Hb (primeiro tercil apresentaram maior risco de óbito (HR = 2,63; IC95%: 1,83-3,76 e HR = 1,38; IC95%: 1,07-1,79, respectivamente comparados aos não anêmicos e aos de maior nível de Hb. Os resultados demonstram que a ocorrência de anemia e/ou baixos níveis de Hb (independente do diagnóstico de anemia devem ser interpretados e tratados como determinante independente da mortalidade nessa população idosa.

  17. Time trends and predictors of mortality from ill-defined causes in old age: 9 year folllow-up of the Bambuí cohort study (Brazil Tendências e fatores associados aos óbitos por causas mal definidas em idosos: nove anos de seguimento da coorte de Bambuí (Brasil

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    Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

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    Full Text Available The study objective was to examine differentials in time trends and predictors of deaths assigned to symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions in comparison with other ill-defined conditions (ill-defined cardiovascular diseases, cancer and injury in a population-based cohort study. Of 1,606 baseline participants aged 60 years and over, 524 died during 9-year follow-up and were included in this study. Deaths coded to "symptoms" declined by 77% in the period from 1997-1999 to 2003-2005. Deaths coded to other ill-defined conditions remained unchanged. The calendar period 2003-2005 (RR = 0.25; 95%CI: 0.09-0.70 and in-hospital deaths (RR = 0.16; 95%CI: 0.08-0.34 were independently associated with "symptoms", but not with other ill-defined conditions. Baseline socio-demographic characteristics and chronic diseases were not predictors of these outcomes. International and national agencies have focused on the reduction of deaths assigned to "symptoms" to improve the registration of vital statistics, while other ill-defined conditions have received little attention. Our data provide evidence supporting the need to redress this situation.As tendências e os determinantes dos óbitos codificados como sinais, sintomas e afecções mal definidas ("sintomas" foram comparados a outras causas mal definidas (algumas doenças cardiovasculares, neoplasias e causas externas. De 1.606 participantes da coorte de base populacional de idosos de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 524 faleceram em nove anos de seguimento e foram incluídos no estudo. As mortes por "sintomas" diminuíram 77% entre 1997-1999 e 2003-2005. Os óbitos por outras causas mal definidas permaneceram inalterados. O período de 2003-2005 (RR = 0,25; IC95%: 0,09-0,70 e os óbitos hospitalares (RR = 0,16; IC95%: 0,08-0,34 associaram-se independentemente com "sintomas", e não com as outras causas mal definidas. Características sócio-demográficas e doenças crônicas na linha de base não apresentaram

  18. 麻竹山地笋用林水文过程及养分动态%Hydrological process and nutrient dynamics in mountainous bamboo-shoot-oriented Dendrocalamus latiflorus stand

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    郑郁善; 陈卓梅; 陈礼光; 陈羡德; 邱黎苏; 尤志达

    2004-01-01

    在福建省南靖国有林场的小山城工区设置试验地,进行了麻竹林生态系统水文特征和养分动态研究.实验表明:在一定降雨量级范围内,林冠截留量随着降水量的增加而增加,且较小雨量级时增加较快,较大雨量级时增加较慢,并趋于一定值;林冠截留量与一次性降雨量的关系可以用Richards函数较好地拟合.由于雨季降雨量大,林冠截留、穿透水和茎流量都具有明显的季节性,穿透水和茎流量明显多于旱季,林冠截留率则明显小于旱季.全年林冠截留、穿透水和竹秆茎流量分别是283.10、1720.45和99.09 mm.年均林冠截留率、穿透率和竹秆茎流率分别为13.47%,81.82%和4.71%.在养分动态方面,在实验地分别实施全翻、带翻及扩穴(即按农户常规土壤管理,每年3月扩穴,不深翻)3 种不同的土壤垦复措施,结果显示全翻垦复措施地表径流的N,P,K的流失量最大,其中又以中K的流失量最大(3.84 kg/hm2),N,P,K的年流失量大小顺序为全翻>带翻>扩穴.就林地养分利用率而言,带翻是3 种措施中最高的为21.22%,其次为全翻为20.46%,最小为扩穴19.61%,且N、P和K的年盈余量也是3 种措施中最少的,分别为783.18 kg/hm2,120.68kg/hm2和184 .50kg/hm2,所以带翻的经营方式,在带来最好的经济效益的同时,不至于显著提高水土流失,是值得推广的一种麻竹林经营方式.%The study on hydrological process and nutrient dynamics of Dendrocalamus latiflorus stand ecosystem was conducted in Nanjing National Forest Farm, Fujian Province. The results were presented in this paper. Within certain rainfall range, the canopy interception increased quickly with increasing rainfall during light rainfall events, but slightly during heavy rainfall events, and then tended to a fixed value. The relationship between canopy interception and precipitation was well simulated by the Richards Function. The canopy interception, through fall and

  19. Study on the wild imitation cultivation technique for Dictyophora indusiata in Dendrocalamus latiflorus stands%麻竹林下竹荪仿野生种植关键技术研究

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    卢鹏; 谢锦忠; 童龙; 王玲; 陈丽洁; 张玮; 耿养会; 吕玉奎

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    An imitation wild cultivation technique for Dictyophora indusiata has been studied in Dendrocalamus latiflorus stands in Rongchang District of Chongqing City, to promote the economy of regional forests in Chongqing, and to make sure that the project of returning farmland to forest does not rebound. The germination time, fresh weight, dry weight, and stem length of D. indusiata, and air temperature of the germination period were measured respectively. The effects of different cultivation patterns on yield and quality of the wild cultivated D. indusiata and its economic benefit were ana⁃lyzed. The results showed that:① The yield of D. indusiata had a double peak along with the growth time and tempera⁃ture inside the forest was more than 35 ℃, the growth of D. indusiata was restrained. ②The optimized configuration of the key cultivation technique has been carried. The results showed that the matrix usage was the first factor affecting ex⁃tremely yield of D. indusiata. The second factor was the amount of strain, and the third was forest canopy density. But the latter two factors were not significant.③ D89 was the optimal strain in D. latiflorus stands in Rongchang District of Chongqing City. The best model was that in the early march, the bacteria amount was controlled in about 5 000 kg/hm2 . The different substrates was layered in different position of D. latiflorus stands. The lower layer of bamboo branches and leaves was 66 700 kg/hm2 , and the upper layer of bamboo chips was 83 300 kg/hm2 . Forest canopy density was con⁃trolled in 0.6. The fresh output and the net income could respectively reach 15 360 kg/hm2 and 241 890 yuan/hm2 .%以重庆市荣昌区退耕还林区麻竹林下竹荪为对象,进行了仿野生种植关键技术研究。笔者分别测定了竹荪的发菇时间、鲜/干质量、菌柄长度与发菇期的温度,探讨了不同栽培处理方式对竹荪产量的影响,并对仿野生竹荪的品质及其效益进行了

  20. Avaliação de estrutura de bambu como elemento construtivo para casa de vegetação Evaluation of the bamboo structure use as constructive element for greenhouses

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    Wellington Mary

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    Full Text Available O uso da tecnologia do cultivo protegido no Brasil, para a produção de hortaliças e plantas ornamentais, passou por diversas fases de adaptação, visando a atender às necessidades de oferta e de qualidade dos produtos, com a preocupação de minimizar os custos de produção e os efeitos negativos do clima. A grande maioria dessas adaptações partiu da iniciativa dos próprios agricultores, utilizando-se de diferentes materiais e de outros artifícios para contornar problemas cotidianos. O experimento foi realizado na área da Faculdade de Engenharia Agrícola/UNICAMP, no período compreendido entre dezembro de 2002 e janeiro de 2003, com o objetivo de avaliar as deformações do sistema construtivo de estrutura de bambu para utilização em casa de vegetação, em diferentes espaçamentos entre colunas e sob diferentes esforços verticais de cargas. Testou-se o uso de vigas e colunas construídas com colmos de bambu da espécie Bambusa tuldoides Munro e estruturadas com espaçadores de plástico, especialmente projetados para facilitar e padronizar a construção, conferindo-lhe maior resistência e estabilidade. Foram avaliados três espaçamentos entre colunas (2,0; 2,5 e 3,0 m sob diferentes esforços de carga, dos quais o melhor resultado foi obtido com o espaçamento de 2,5 m.The use of technology to protect and produce vegetables and ornamental plants was developed over several adaptation phases that supported the demand for quality and amount of products. These developments also reduced production costs and climate damage to the crops. Many of these adaptations were carried out by farmers on their own initiative, using different materials and devices to solve their problems. This study was carried out at Agricultural Engineering College - Campinas University/UNICAMP, from December 2002 to January 2003, with the objective of evaluating the deformations of the constructive system of bamboo structure for greenhouses, submitted to

  1. Gênese de latossolos e cambissolos desenvolvidos de rochas pelíticas do grupo Bambuí - Minas Gerais Genesis of latosols and cambisols developed from pelitic rocks of the Bambui group, Minas Gerais state - Brazil

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    Thiago Torres Costa Pereira

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    Full Text Available Considerando a expressividade de Cambissolos (rasos, adensados e siltosos e Latossolos argilosos e muito argilosos desenvolvidos de rochas pelíticas do Grupo Bambuí, bem como os poucos estudos relacionados à gênese e potencialidade agrícola desses solos, selecionaram-se duas áreas no município de Curvelo-MG, cujo objetivo foi estudar suas características físicas, químicas e mineralógicas. Para isso, foram descritos e coletados perfis de Cambissolos Háplicos (CX, Latossolos Vermelho-Amarelos (LVA e Latossolos Vermelhos (LV, sendo a TFSA submetida às análises físicas e químicas de rotina, digestão total e sulfúrica, além das análises mineralógicas. Os difratogramas de raios X (DRX e o índice de intemperismo (Ki dos CX indicaram menor grau de pedogênese e maior proporção de caulinita e ilita na fração argila (comparativamente aos Latossolos, que coexistem com gibbsita (Gb e vermiculita com Al-hidroxi entrecamadas (VHE. Nesse caso, a ocorrência de gibbsita não é um bom indicativo de intemperização acentuada. Nos CX, os elevados teores de silte associados à possibilidade de forte ajuste face a face de caulinita/ilita podem ser os principais fatores que interferem na quase ausência de organização estrutural, no adensamento, na pouca percolação de água e na formação de selamento superficial. Na fração argila dos Latossolos foi constatada coexistência de argilominerais e óxidos de Fe e Al muito semelhante à encontrada para os CX, porém com menores proporções de ilita e maiores de gibbsita, inferidos pelos resultados do Ki em torno de 1,4. Ainda que não haja diferenciações químicas e físicas marcantes entre os Latossolos, constatou-se em LV magnetização considerável na fração areia, cujo DRX confirmou a presença de magnetita, fato pouco comum em Latossolos desenvolvidos de rochas pelíticas do Grupo Bambuí, mas constatado em estudos anteriores.The widespread occurrence of Cambisols (shallow

  2. 产抗真菌蛋白(AFP)巨大曲霉的分离鉴定及AFP的提纯%The Screening of a Antifungal Protein(AFP)-Producing Aspergillus giganteus and Purification of AFP

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    元月; 王德良; 郭立芸; 林智平; 江伟

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    从土壤中分离出1株可产抗真菌蛋白的菌株,通过形态观察和分子生物学实验等方法鉴定其为巨大曲霉,编号AF-11。研究证明,利用纤维素阳离子交换柱层析法和凝胶柱层析法可从该菌的发酵上清液中分离纯化出高活性的抗真菌蛋白(AFP),该蛋白对青霉属、曲霉属和镰刀霉属等产毒丝状真菌的生长具有明显的抑制作用。%A strain which can produce antifungal protein was isolated from soil and was identified as Aspergillus giganteus,numbered AF-11,through morphologic observation and molecular biology experiments.It has been proven that the high activity and purity antifungal protein(AFP) which can obviously inhibit the growth of filamentous fungi such as Penicillium,Aspergillus and Fusarium,can be separated from the fermentation supernatant by using cellulose cation exchange column chromatography and gelatin column chromatography.

  3. The influence of light quality on C4 photosynthesis under steady-state conditions in Zea mays and Miscanthus×giganteus: changes in rates of photosynthesis but not the efficiency of the CO2 concentrating mechanism.

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    Sun, Wei; Ubierna, Nerea; Ma, Jian-Ying; Cousins, Asaph B

    2012-05-01

    Differences in light quality penetration within a leaf and absorption by the photosystems alter rates of CO(2) assimilation in C(3) plants. It is also expected that light quality will have a profound impact on C(4) photosynthesis due to disrupted coordination of the C(4) and C(3) cycles. To test this hypothesis, we measured leaf gas exchange, (13) CO(2) discrimination (Δ(13) C), photosynthetic metabolite pools and Rubisco activation state in Zea mays and Miscanthus × giganteus under steady-state red, green, blue and white light. Photosynthetic rates, quantum yield of CO(2) assimilation, and maximum phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase activity were significantly lower under blue light than white, red and green light in both species. However, similar leakiness under all light treatments suggests the C(4) and C(3) cycles were coordinated to maintain the photosynthetic efficiency. Measurements of photosynthetic metabolite pools also suggest coordination of C(4) and C(3) cycles across light treatments. The energy limitation under blue light affected both C(4) and C(3) cycles, as we observed a reduction in C(4) pumping of CO(2) into bundle-sheath cells and a limitation in the conversion of C(3) metabolite phosphoglycerate to triose phosphate. Overall, light quality affects rates of CO(2) assimilation, but not the efficiency of CO(2) concentrating mechanism.

  4. The distributions of bitter and astringent taste compounds in the bamboo shoot of Dendrocalamus latiflorus under different light intensities%不同光强下麻竹笋不同部位苦涩味物质含量的变化

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    李雪蕾; 丁兴萃; 张闪闪; 章志远; 蔡函江; 郑友苗

    2015-01-01

    This study analyzed the change of bitter and astringent taste compound content, such as tannin, flavonoid, oxalic acid and amino acid in the bamboo shoot of Dendrocalamus latiflorus under different light intensities. The results indicated that the content of tannin, flavonoid and amino acid all decreased as the decline of light intensity. The amount of oxalic acid increased initially and deceased later as the reduction of light intensity. Under the same light intensity, the taste was much better in the basal part of bamboo shoot than that of the top one. The shoot concentration of tannin and a⁃mino acid spaciously peaked at the top, i.e. 1.8-3.4 and 1.4-3.4 times higher than those at the bottom respectively. In contrast, the content of flavonoid in the shoot decreased 29�4%-60. 2% less than that in the shoot bottom. The oxalic acid content declined in order from the middle, top to the bottom part. In conclusion, the bamboo shoot of D. latiflorus behaves the most bitter and astringent taste in natural sun light. The bitter and astringent taste compounds are mostly concentrated at the top of the shoot. It is proved that lessening light intensity can improve edible taste of bamboo shoot of D. latiflorus.%以麻竹( Dendrocalamus latiflorus)笋为材料,分析不同光照强度下麻竹笋不同部位单宁、类黄酮、草酸以及氨基酸等苦涩味物质的含量。结果表明:在6种光照强度下,随着光照强度降低,单宁、类黄酮、氨基酸等苦涩味物质的含量减少,而草酸含量呈先上升后下降的趋势;在相同光照强度处理下,麻竹笋单宁、氨基酸含量以笋尖部最高,分别是笋基部的1.8~3.4、1.4~3.4倍;类黄酮含量变化趋势与其相反,笋基部到笋尖部减少了29�4%~60�2%;草酸含量在笋中部最高,其次为笋尖部,笋基部最少。在自然光照条件下,笋尖部苦涩味物质含量最高,苦涩味最重,适量降低

  5. 不同供锗水平对巨大革耳子实体可溶性蛋白和细胞保护酶活性的影响%Soluble Protein,Superoxide Dismutase, Peroxidase,Polyphenol Oxidase and Catalase Levels in Panus giganteus Fruit Bodies Grown on Substrates Supplemented with Different Concentrations of Germanium

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    颜振兰

    2014-01-01

    研究培养料中锗(Ge)不同添加水平对巨大革耳(Panus giganteus)子实体内可溶性蛋白含量和超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)、过氧化物酶(POD)和过氧化氢酶(CAT)等细胞保护酶活性的影响。结果表明,Ge 添加浓度为18 mg/kg时,巨大革耳子实体内可溶性蛋白含量、SOD和 POD活性平均分别比对照提高8.80%、193.9%和43.3%,与对照间差异极显著(P<0.01);CAT活性也平均比对照提高8.9%,与对照差异显著(P<0.05)。%Superoxide dismutase (SOD),peroxidase (POD),polyphenol oxidase (PPO),catalase (CAT)and soluble protein levels were determined in Panus giganteus fruit bodies grown on substrates supplemented with different GeO2 concentrations.Soluble protein,SOD,POD and CAT levels in P.giganteus fruit bodies cultivated on a substrate supplemented with 18 mg/kg GeO2 were 8.8% (P<0.01),193.9% (P<0.01), 43.3% (P<0.01)and 8.9% (P<0.05)higher,respectively compared to controls grown without added germanium.

  6. Compósitos à base de cimento reforçado com polpa celulósica de bambu. Parte II: Uso de resíduos cerâmicos na matriz Cement-based composite reinforced with bamboo pulp. Part II: Use of ceramic residues in matrix

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    Marcos A. S. dos Anjos

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Este é o segundo dos dois artigos relativos aos resultados experimentais da combinação de matriz cimentícia reforçada com polpa celulósica de bambu. Neste trabalho, são mostrados os resultados da investigação da substituição parcial do cimento por resíduo de fábrica de blocos cerâmicos. O cimento foi substituído em percentagens de 20, 30 e 40% em relação à massa de cimento. Essas combinações foram reforçadas com polpa de bambu refinada. Os procedimentos e programas experimentais foram os mesmos adotados no artigo anterior (Parte 1. Considerando-se os resultados dos ensaios de obtenção das propriedades mecânicas, a substituição de 20% foi a que apresentou melhor performance.This paper is the second part of a series of two articles concerning the experimental results of newly developed composite with cementations matrix reinforced with bamboo pulp. In this part the results of the investigations concerning the partial substitution of Portland cement by grinded residues from a brick factory are presented. The cement was partially replaced in percentages of 20, 30 and 40% by weight. These composites were reinforced with only refined bamboo pulp. The same procedures described in Part I were adopted and used in the experimental program. Considering the results of the mechanical properties it is verified that 20% of cement replacement presented the best results.

  7. Propagação vegetativa do Bambu imperial (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. var. vittata A. et C. Riv. Propagation of Bambusa vulgaris schrad. var. vittata a. & c. riv. by branch cuttings and culm setions.

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    Júlio César Medina

    1962-01-01

    Full Text Available Êste estudo trata da multiplicação vegetativa do bambu imperial, por meio de estacas de ramos e toletes de côlmo. Teve, por finalidade, verificar a praticobilidade desses processos em substituição ao método ortodoxo da subdivisão de touceiros, usado pora sua propagação. Os resultados obtidos mostram que ambos os processos são bastante eficientes, desde que sejam respeitadas os seguintes regras básicas: 1 utilizar apenas 05 bases de ramos para fornecimento das estacas; 2 plantar os toletes de côlmo em posição horizontal. Foram obtidas, dessa maneira, os seguintes porcentagens de enraizamento: 70,5% para estacas de base de ramo e 99% para toletes de côlmo.The common method of propagating Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. var. vittata A. et C. Riv., like other clump bamboos, is by division. This method, although quite effective, has the disadvantage of being economically impractical to supply commercial demands of planting material for large scale bamboo plantations. This study deals with the assexual propagation of this bamboo species by branch cuttings and culm sections as propagating material, to overcome the disadvantage of propagation by clump division. Branch cuttings and culm sections were obtained from 80 culms, 40 being about I year old and 40 about 3 years old. Two hundred branch cuttings and one hundred culm sections were taken for each culm age group and divided into five subgroups for treatment or not with the following root-promoting substances: Trilone (2,4-D, Dieradix D, Dieradix MD, and alpha-naphthylacetic acid. Two types of branch cuttings were taken from the middle and top sections of each culm age group: a the basal enlarged portion of the branch, including 3 nodes and 2 internodes, besides a little portion of the culm wood attached to the base; b the next portion of the same branch, including 3 nodes and 2 internodes. So, there were 10 branch cuttings in each treatment including the untreated check, for each culm age

  8. Impactos do agrupamento do bambu Actinocladum verticillatum (Nees McClure ex Soderstr. (POACEAE sobre a vegetação lenhosa de duas fitofisionomias de Cerrado na transição Cerrado-Floresta Amazônica Impact of Actinocladum verticillatum (Nees McClure ex Soderstr. (POACEAE clumps on the woody vegetation in two Cerrado physiognomies in transition Cerrado & Floresta Amazônica, east of Mato Grosso, Brazil

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    Divino Vicente Silvério

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo analisou os efeitos do agrupamento de uma espécie de bambu nativa do Cerrado (Actinocladum verticillatum sobre a composição florística, diversidade e estrutura da vegetação lenhosa de um cerradão e de um cerrado típico adjacentes no Parque Municipal do Bacaba, Nova Xavantina-MT. Foram instaladas 60 parcelas de 10x10 m, sendo 30 no cerradão e 30 no cerrado típico. Em cada fitofisionomia, foram instaladas 15 parcelas em um sítio sem bambu (SB e 15 em um sítio com cobertura estimada de folhagem de bambu superior a 90% (CB. Foram amostrados todos os indivíduos arbustivo-arbóreos com diâmetro a 30 centímetros do solo (DAS ≥ 3 cm. Foi avaliada a riqueza, a diversidade de espécies, a similaridade florística, a distribuição de diâmetros e alturas e o índice de valor de importância das espécies (VI. De forma geral, os sítios CB das duas fitofisionomias apresentaram menores valores quanto ao número de indivíduos, espécies, gêneros, famílias, densidades e áreas basais em relação aos sítios SB, com redução mais acentuada nestes parâmetros no cerrado típico em relação ao cerradão. Os resultados sugerem que a ocupação do espaço e a redução da incidência luminosa causada pelas touceiras do bambu dificultam a germinação das sementes e o estabelecimento das plântulas de espécies arbustivo-arbóreas, selecionando as espécies mais tolerantes ao sombreamento modificando a composição florística e a estrutura da vegetação.This study evaluated the effects of a Cerrado native bamboo species (Actinocladum verticillatum clumps on the floristic composition, diversity and structure of the woody vegetation in two adjacent areas of “cerradão” and typical “cerrado” in the Bacaba Municipal Park, Nova Xavantina, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Sixty plots of 10 x 10 m were established, 30 in each forest physiognomy. In each physiognomy, 15 plots were placed in a bamboo-free site (SB and 15 in a site

  9. PENGGUNAAN PENGHUBUNG GESER DARI RANTING BAMBU SEBAGAI UPAYA UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KEKUATAN DAN KEKAKUAN BALOK BAMBU SUSUN

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    Masdar, Astuti

    2016-01-01

    AbstractBamboo is an environmentally friendly construction material that has great potential to be used as a structural material. As a structural material, bamboo can be used in a variety of building components such as beams, columns, or as a truss structure. High strength bamboo material cannot be fully utilized due to the stiffness of the structure. One of the efforts is by making bamboo beam stacking using shear connectors in order to obtain good stiffness and deflection does not exceed th...

  10. PENERAPAN TEKNIK GRAVITASI DALAM PENGAWETAN BAMBU UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KUALITAS BAMBU PASCA PENEBANGAN

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    IN. Simpen

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The Community Service was held to produce bamboo preserved by borax solution through using gravity technique toward the bamboo crafting raw material in Desa Pengotan, Bangli, therefore people are free from beetle attack. The preserved bamboo will improve quality. The activity was realized by several steps, namely surveys to fix the activity schedule, prepare materials, perform the demonstration plot, apply test, execute, and discuss. From the training in technological application, tuition, and evaluation conducted, the people is very enthusiastic in attending execution of this activity. They considered because the applied technology and yielded product are something new. Besides, the people do not find difficulties in accepting and executing this technology so that they can yield raw material bamboo which have been easily preserved.

  11. Impact of Avoiding Light on Bitterness and Astringency,Tannin Content,Morphology and Distribution of Dendrocalamus latiflorus%避光对麻竹笋苦涩味及单宁含量、形态与分布的影响

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    章志远; 丁兴萃; 崔逢欣; 蔡函江

    2016-01-01

    Dendrocalamus latiflorus.[Method ]The distribution and morphology of tannin cells as well as the concentration of tannin in bamboo shoot of D.latiflorus were investigated on the three treatments of Mulching with soil (EP),Double-layer light-proof bagging (CLPB),and Natural growth (CK)by means of sensory evaluation,optical microscopy,transmission electron microscopy (TEM)and phospho-tungstic acid-sodium tungstate colorimetry.[Result](1 )The results of three treatments showed the bitterness and astringency were increasingly enhanced from base to top of bamboo shoot and the bitterness and astringency of three treatments was:CK>CLPB>EP.(2)The cells with tannins(CWT)of D.latiflorus could be dyed black by 2%FeCl2 solution method which made a clear distinguishing between CWT and non-tannin cells and proved to be effec-tive.(3)Most of the tannin was distributed inside the parenchyma cells,a little was found in fiber cells,but none was detected in the sieve tube and the vessel cell of vascular bundles.(4)Most of the tannin was located inside the cytoplasm and a little distributed in vacuole,the morphology of tannin were flocculent,granular and plate-like under the electron microscope.(5 )The tannin content range of the bamboo shoot under different treatment are as follows:CK:1 .15 2.67 mg·g-1 ,CLPB:1 .03 1 .43 mg·g-1 ,and EP:0.36 1 .13 mg·g-1 ,and the order of CWT distribution density of three treatments was:CK>CLPB>EP,both the order of tannin content and CWT of three treatments in different parts were:top>middle>bottom.[Conclusion]The bitterness and astringency intensity and tannin content of bamboo shoots had a positive relationship with light,and was much higher in natural light condi-tion than in light-proof one;while the CWT distribution and morphology of bamboo shoots had no relationship with light,the tannin cell morphology was just closely related to the position of bamboo shoot.Such light-proof measures as EP and CLPB significantly reduced the tannin content of bamboo shoot

  12. Compósitos à base de cimento reforçados com polpa celulósica de bambu. Parte I: Determinação do teor de reforço ótimo Cement-based composite reinforced with bamboo pulp. Part I: Determination of optimum reinforcement percentage

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    Marcos A. S. dos Anjos

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta os resultados experimentais de um estudo em que se procurou desenvolver compósitos de matriz cimentícia reforçada com polpa de bambu. Foram usados dois tipos de polpa: refinada e sem refino. Fez-se variar o teor de fibras de 0 a 16% em massa de cimento e se desenvolveu um processo com sucção, moldagem e prensagem para fabricação dos compósitos. As relações constitutivas dos compósitos foram definidas através de ensaio a compressão e tração de corpos-de-prova cilíndricos de 5x10 cm e do ensaio de flexão em três pontos. A partir delas, foi obtida a capacidade de absorção de energia. Determinaram-se, também, algumas propriedades físicas, como absorção, porosidade aparente, densidade seca e úmida dos compósitos. Os resultados mostraram melhor performance dos compósitos com fibras refinadas em relação àquelas com fibras sem refino e também indicaram que o teor ótimo de fibras refinadas se situou em torno de 8%, quando promoveram notáveis melhoramentos das propriedades mecânicas dos compósitos em relação à matriz plena.This work presents the experimental results of a study which intended to develop a composite with cementations matrix reinforced with bamboo pulp. Two types of pulps were used: refined and unrefined pulps. The fibre content varied between 0 and 16% cement (weight basis. After the preparation of fresh composite mix the experimental specimens were prepared applying a specially developed process based on Hastshek method using suction then moulding and pressing. The compression, tension and the flexural behavior and their constitutive relations were established using 5 cm diameter by 10 cm high cylindrical specimens and three point bending tests at respectively. The energy absorbing capacity of the new composites was also established. Physical properties such as water absorption, apparent porosity, dry and humid density were also obtained. The results showed a better performance

  13. Chemical fertilization, organic fertilization and pyroligneous extract in the development of seedlings of areca bamboo palm (Dypsis lutescens=Adubação química, adubação orgânica e extrato pirolenhoso no desenvolvimento de mudas da palmeira areca bambu (Dypsis lutescens

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    Ricardo Tadeu de Faria

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The effect of using chemical fertilization, organic and pyroligneous extract (EPL on the seedling development of areca bamboo palm was evaluated. Treatments were: T1 = no fertilizer (control, T2 = 0.1% EPL, T3 = 0.2% EPL, T4 = NPK-20-5-20, T5 = NPK-20-5-20 + 0.1% EPL, T6 = NPK-20-05-20 + 0.2% EPL, T7 = castor bean cake, T8 = castor bean cake + 0.1% EPL and T9 = castor bean cake + 0.2% EPL. The EPL solutions were 0.1 or 0.2%, 100 mL per pot, applied every two weeks. NPK 20-5-20 chemical fertilizer was applied at three month intervals and castor bean cake organic fertilizer was applied once a month (40 g per pot for both. Plant height and the number of leaves and shoots were evaluated one year after the beginning of the trial. The organic fertilizer on its own and with EPL (T7, T8 and T9 produced the tallest plants and highest number of leaves. Organic fertilizer with 0.1 and 0.2% EPL produced the most shoots. For all variables, chemical fertilizer, both with and without EPL, was less effective than organic fertilizer with EPL and treatment with only EPL was less effective than treatment with organic fertilizer.O efeito da utilização do extrato pirolenhoso (EPL aplicado isoladamente e em mistura com adubação orgânica e química foi avaliado no desenvolvimento de mudas de areca bambu. Os tratamentos foram T1= sem adubação (testemunha; T2= T2= EPL 0,1%; T3= EPL 0,2%; T4= NPK-20-5-20; T5= NPK-20-5-20 + EPL 0,1%; T6= NPK-20-5-20 + EPL 0,2%; T7= torta de mamona; T8= torta de mamona + EPL 0,1% e T9= torta de mamona + EPL 0,2%. As soluções de EPL foram 0,1% e 0,2%, aplicados 100 mL por vaso, quinzenalmente. O adubo químico NPK 20-5-20 foi aplicado trimestralmente e a torta de mamona, adubo orgânico utilizado, foi aplicado mensalmente (ambos 40 g por vaso. A altura da planta, o número de folhas e o número de brotações foram avaliados após um ano do início do experimento. A adubação orgânica isolada e com adição de EPL (T7, T8 e T9

  14. Bambu como matéria-prima para papel: IV - Estudos sôbre o emprêgo de cinco espécies de Bambusa,na produção de celulose sulfato Bamboo as a raw material for the pulp and paper industry: IV - Study of Bambusa tuldoides, B. textilis, B. ventricosa, B. malingensis and B. dissimulator in the production of kraft pulp

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    Anísio Azzini

    1971-05-01

    Full Text Available Com o presente trabalho, os autores dão continuidade aos estudos com que se procura determinar as características papeleiras das principais espécies de bambu com bom desenvolvimento nas condições ecológicas do Estado de São Paulo. Bambusa tuldoides, B. textilis, B. ventricosa, B. malingensis e B. dissimulator foram estudadas levando-se em consideração as seguintes variáveis: dimensões dos colmos, densidade básica, análise micrométrica das fibras, rendimento em celulose sulfato (Kraft e características físico-mecânicas das pastas produzidas. As densidades básicas médias calculadas para as espécies em estudo não apresentaram muita variação, com valores extremos de 0,62 e 0,78. Relativamente ao comprimento médio das fibras, as espécies de bambu estudadas mostraram ocupar uma posição intermediária entre as resinosas e as principais espécies arbóreas folhosas utilizadas pela indústria de papel. Os rendimentos médios em celulose sulfato, considerando cinco repetições, foram de 43,75% para B. textilis, 42,53% para B. tuldoides, 41,74% para B. ventricosa, 36,57% para B. dissimulator e 35,82% para B. malingensis, com número de permanganato variando de 18,37 a 17,03. Análise estatística dos dados de resistência do papel demonstrou que B. dissimulator, com exceção do índice de rasgo, apresentou maiores valores que as demais espécies em estudo.Five bamboo species, very similar in the agronomic features, were studied in the production of kraft pulp. All of them have culms with about 9 m in height, 4-5 cm in diameter and weight of 4-5 kg, growing very well in the soil and climate conditions of São Paulo State. Determinations of the basic density of culms and dimension of fibres were made. Chips were obtained mechanically and the cookings were made by the sulfate process at 160°C for l hour, using 14% Na(20 and 25% sul-phidity. Bambusa textilis and B. tuldoides which yielded, respectively 43.75% and 42.53% of

  15. Karakteristik Fisis Dan Mekanis Papan Partikel Bambu Betung

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    Muharis, Satria

    2012-01-01

    One of weakness of particleboard is the widht of thickness swelling. In this study, additvies many use to decrease of water absorbtion. This additivies are the treatment of bamboo particle board, namely both paraffin and ceramics. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of particle board produced from bamboo Betung with the addition of paraffin and ceramic additives. Factor treatment used is the addition of different types of additives (paraffin and...

  16. EL BAMBU: UNA ALTERNATIVA DE USO EN CONSTRUCCION DE VIVIENDA

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    2011-01-01

    Con el objetivo de utilizar el bambú en la construcción de vivienda de interés social, se presentan los resultados experimentales de la caracterización físico-mecánica de la especia “guadua” en Costa Rica, y su comparación con otras especies de madera de uso comercial.

  17. Potensi Penggunaan Bambu Sebagai Tabung Resonator Thermoacoustics Refrigertion

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    Edy Hartulistiyoso

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Thermoacoustics refrigeration is considered as one of cooling method, which recently developed. This method can be applied for cooling of foods in particular vegetables. The important components in thermoacoustics refrigeration are: resonator tube, Stack, acoustics driver and working fluid. The advantages of thermoacousic refrigeration include the use of relatively simple components, consequent energy saving, and most importantly thing is environmentally friendly. Recent researches has highlighted the necessity to develop resonator tube and stack concerning shape, design, size and basic material which is used to produce resonator tube and stack. This paper comprehensively reviews the current state of technology to develop shape, design, size, and basic material in the development of thermoacoustics refrigeration. It is concluded that the use of bamboo as basic material can be applied with continuing research of its application may lead to the use of thermoacoustic refrigeration for food and vegetables.

  18. Bambu sebagai Substitusi Kayu dalam Penyediaan Rumah Pasca Bencana

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    Budi Setiawan

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Great nation is a nation whos always appreciates their own history, that was a statements from Bung Karno. This papers trying to lift a heritage district in Kota Tua Jakarta. A legacy that full of arts, cultures, stories, romance and tragedy that happened, and how the origin of the city formed. It's very unfortunate if you see the condition right now. When all of the nations soo proud of their culture and history, everyone is competing to maintain and conserve their heritage and run the management very well. What happened with our heritage? Nowadays, Kota Tua district has been revitalized, but sadly, the process didn't maintained well. So the results looks neglected and not in the good shape.

  19. ADAPTACION DE ESPECIES DE BAMBU DE CLIMA TEMPLADO EN CHILE

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    CAMPOS ROASIO, JORGE NELSON

    2005-01-01

    Hasta la fecha no se había estudiado la posibilidad de adaptar especies exóticas de las mejores especies de bambú, a las condiciones agroclimáticas de Chile con fines industriales. Sólo había pequeñas muestras de adaptación de algunas especies, las que fueron traídas a Chile básicamente con fines ornamentales. Considerando estos antecedentes y la existencia a nivel mundial de más de 1.300 especies, algunas de las cuales se desarrollan en climas templados, se desarrolló el proyecto “Adap...

  20. CARBON DE BAMBU Y PRODUCTOS DERIVADOS, DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y COMERCIAL

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    KAHLER GONZALEZ, CARLOS

    2008-01-01

    La utilización de carbones vegetales con fines de adsorción, presenta un consumo creciente a nivel mundial. Esta tendencia se deriva principalmente de la implementación de procesos de producción mas limpia aplicables a diferentes industrias. Los bambúes, gracias a su porosidad y alta superficie específica en sus paredes interiores; y debido a su alta tasa de crecimiento y sustentabilidad, se han incorporado en los últimos años como una eficiente alternativa para la fabricación de carbones ...

  1. Efektivitas Ovitrap Bambu terhadap Jumlah Jentik Aedes sp yang Terperangkap

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    Wiwit Aditama

    2015-05-01

    places of 10 subdistricts. Data of trapped Aedes sp larvae numbers was collected four times repeatedly within one week time-lapse. Analysis was conducted using the mean number of larvae in ovitraps and ovitrap index. The number of Aedes sp larvae trapped was 1,265. The most effective ovitrap is piece of bamboo, mean = 123, p value = 0.006, HI = 10.01% (16.66 26.67%, CI = 36.8% (336.06 - 39.74%, BI = 29.97% (73.33 - 103.3%. Health authorities should promote bamboo ovitrap, especially to public as an effort to control Aedes sp.

  2. The characteristic changes of betung bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper pretreated by fungal pretreatment

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    Widya Fatriasari

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The fungal pretreatment effect on chemical structural and morphological changes of Betung Bamboo was evaluated based on its biomass components after being cultivated by white rot fungi, Trametes versicolor. Betung bamboo powder (15 g was exposed to liquid inoculum of white rot fungi and incubated at 270C for 15, 30 and 45 days. The treated samples were then characterized by FT-IR spectroscopy, X-Ray diffraction and SEM-EDS analyses. Cultivation for 30 days with 5 and 10% loadings retained greater selectivity compared to that of the other treatments. FTIR spectra demonstrated that the fungus affected the decreasing of functional group quantities without changing the functional groups. The decrease in intensity at wave number of 1246 cm-1 (guaiacyl of lignin was greater than that at wave number of 1328 cm-1 (deformation combination of syringyl and xylan after fungal treatment. X-ray analysis showed the pretreated samples had a higher crystallinity than the untreated ones which might be due to the cleavage of amorphous fractions of cellulose. The pretreated samples have more fragile than the untreated ones confirmed by SEM. Crystalline allomorph calculated by XRD analysis showed that fungus pretreatment for 30 days has transformed triclinic structure of cellulose to monoclinic structure.

  3. Investigations on gradient a.c. conductivity characteristics of bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus)

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    Navin Chand; Deepak Jain; Archana Nigrawal

    2006-04-01

    Effect of temperature and frequency variation on a.c. conductivity of bamboo was determined by using a 4274 A Multi-Frequencies LCR meter. Electrical measurements were carried out in the temperature range 24–120°C and in the frequency range 4–100 kHz. It was observed that the a.c. conductivity increased initially and then decreased with increase of temperature and frequencies. The increase of distance from outer surface to the inner surface side increased the a.c. conductivity values and showed the grading in a.c. conductivity behaviour. Two phases of a.c. conductivity behaviour with temperature exist in bamboo. At 10 mm distance a.c. conductivity suddenly increases which is the critical depth from skin for this bamboo. Increase of temperature, at all the frequencies increases the a.c. conductivity initially and then decreases. Downward peaks in a.c. conductivities are observed at all the frequencies due to the presence of moisture in bamboo, which liberated on heating. Sharp peak is observed in case of sample 4, which is inner most strip. Maximum sharp peak is observed at lowest 4 kHz frequency.

  4. KEBERADAAN MATERIAL BAMBU SEBAGAI SUBTITUSI MATERIAL KAYU PADA PENERAPAN DESAIN INTERIOR DAN ARSITEKTUR

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    Grace Hartanti

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Wood is a building material that is frequently used as the main component in interior design and architecture. But, the use of wood is declining today and it is replaced by bamboo. Now, wood material is difficult to find and this condition causes high price in market. Article presents the availability of bamboo that has been known by our society because of its benefit. They use bamboo to meet their everyday life, such as clothes, food, and house needs. Bamboo is also used for the development of interior design as well as architecture , especially in Indonesia.

  5. Pengaruh Pola Susunan Laminasi Balok Bambu Tali (Gigantochloa apus Kurz terhadap Kerapatan, Delaminasi dan Keteguhan Patah

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    Muhammad Faisal Mahdie

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Effect of Lamination Pattern of Tali Bamboo (Gigantochloa apus Kurz Beam  on Density, Delamination, And Rupture Strength Bamboo is a potential species as its price is relatively less expensive than wood logs while it also represents a fast growing plant and is easy to plant. In general bamboos in South Kalimantan have not been exploited optimally. Its utilization for construction purposes is very limited. This study aims to identify the effects of lamination pattern on the density, delamination and rupture impregnability (Modulus of Rupture, MoR of laminated bamboo blocks, with the combinations of a (reed wall- reed wall, b (reed wall-husk, and c (husk- husk and reed wall-reed wall. The results showed that lamination patterns affected the density, delamination and rupture impregnability of the laminae produced. The average density (kg/cm3 is 0.5321, 0.6923, and 0.6746 for treatments a, b, and c respectively. Delamination percentage (% is 6.55, 16.65, and 21.1, while the rupture impregnability level (kg/cm2 is 228.99, 152.09,and 171.97 for treatments a, b, and c respectively. Delamination percentage of less than 10%  suggets that the laminae produced can be used for building construction. that It is concluded that lamination pattern of reed wall-reed wall gave the best performance of bamboo lamina with the average density of 0.5321 kg/cm3, the delamination percentage of 6.55% , and the rupture impregnability level of 228.99 kg/cm2.

  6. Peningkatan kualitas air limbah terolah industri penyamakah kulit menggunakan taman tanaman air dengan tumbuhan bambu air

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    Prayitno Prayitno

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A research of constructed wetland system vegetated with Equisetum hyemale for treating of treated tannery wastewater have been conducted. The constructed wetland was 3 m long, 1 m wide, and 1 m deep or equal with volume of 3 m3. The construction of wetland consisted of 4 main layers (from the bottom to the top: 0.3 m of rock; 0.3 m of gravel; 0.1 m of black sugar-palm fiber; and 0.3 m of sand. The wetland was operated with subsurface flow system (SSF. The detention time was varied at 3.125; 2.083; and 1.563 days. The result showed that the optimum removal were 60.60% for COD with detention time of 3.125 days, 60.17% for BOD with detention time of 2.083 days, 93.76% for TSS with detention time of 3.125 days, 89.02% for S with detention time of 3.125 days and 96.89% for total chrome wth detention time of 2.083 days.

  7. Sustentabilidade socioambiental: desenvolvimento de sistemas construtivos em bambu no Vale do Ribeira, SP

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    O discurso corrente sobre termos como \\"desenvolvimento sustentável\\" e \\"sustentabilidade\\" tende a ser atribuído diretamente a uma matriz de pensamento \\"verde\\" que se desenvolve de maneira independente em relação à realidade social envolvida. No entanto, a manutenção de uma sociedade sustentável deve resgatar, sobretudo, o conceito de qualidade de vida das sociedades. Assim, configura-se a demanda de elaboração de possíveis formas de organizações sustentáveis baseadas nos valores históric...

  8. Callus induction and plant regeneration from different explant types of Miscanthus x ogiformis Honda 'Giganteus'

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    Holme, Inger Bæksted; Petersen, Karen Koefoed

    1996-01-01

    . The explants were cultured on urashige and Skoog medium supplemented with 4.5, 13.6, 22.6 or 31.7 μM 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Three types of callus were formed but only one was embryogenic and regenerated plants. Callus induction and formation of embryogenic callus depended on the type and developmental...

  9. Kinetics of levulinic acid and furfural production from Miscanthus × giganteus.

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    Dussan, K; Girisuta, B; Haverty, D; Leahy, J J; Hayes, M H B

    2013-12-01

    This study investigated the kinetics of acid hydrolysis of the cellulose and hemicellulose in Miscanthus to produce levulinic acid and furfural under mild temperature and high acid concentration. Experiments were carried out in an 8L-batch reactor with 9%-wt. biomass loading, acid concentrations between 0.10 and 0.53 M H2SO4, and at temperatures between 150 and 200°C. The concentrations of xylose, glucose, furfural, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and levulinic acid were used in two mechanistic kinetic models for the prediction of the performance of ideal continuous reactors for the optimisation of levulinic acid and the concurrent production of furfural. A two-stage arrangement was found to maximise furfural in the first reactor (PFR - 185°C, 0.5M H2SO4, 27.3%-mol). A second stage leads to levulinic acid yields between 58% and 72%-mol at temperatures between 160 and 200°C.

  10. A Reproductive Management Program for an Urban Population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus

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    Andrew Tribe

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    Full Text Available Traditionally, culling has been the expedient, most common, and in many cases, the only tool used to control free-ranging kangaroo populations. We applied a reproductive control program to a population of eastern grey kangaroos confined to a golf course in South East Queensland. The program aimed to reduce fecundity sufficiently for the population to decrease over time so that overgrazing of the fairways and the frequency of human–animal conflict situations were minimised. In 2003, 92% of the female kangaroos above 5 kg bodyweight were implanted with the GnRH agonist deslorelin after darting with a dissociative anaesthetic. In 2007, 86% of the females above 5 kg were implanted with deslorelin and also 87% of the males above 5 kg were sterilised by either orchidectomy or vasectomy. In 2005, 2008 and 2009, the population was censused to assess the effect of each treatment. The 2003 deslorelin program resulted in effective zero population growth for approximately 2.5 years. The combined deslorelin–surgery program in 2007 reduced the birth rate from 0.3 to 0.06%/year for 16 months, resulting in a 27% population reduction by November 2009. The results were consistent with implants conferring contraception to 100% of implanted females for at least 12 months. The iatrogenic mortality rates for each program were 10.5% and 4.9%, respectively, with 50% of all mortalities due to darting-related injuries, exertional myopathy/hyperthermia or recovery misadventure. The short term sexual and agonistic behaviour of the males was assessed for the 2007 program: no significant changes were seen in adult males given the vasectomy procedure, while sexual behaviours’ were decreased in adult males given the orchidectomy procedure. It is concluded that female reproduction was effectively controlled by implantation with deslorrelin and male reproductive behaviour was reduced by orchidectomy, which together achieved population control.

  11. Effects of thermal treatment on the physicochemical characteristics of giant bamboo

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    Wandivaldi Antonio Colla

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Despite countless use possibilities for bamboo, this material has two major disadvantages. One drawback is the low natural durability of most bamboo species due to presence of starch in their parenchyma cells. The other equally important drawback is the tendency bamboo has to present dimensional variations if subjected to environmental change conditions. In an attempt to minimize these inconveniences, strips (laths of Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro were taken from different portions of the culm and subjected to several temperatures, namely 140 °C, 180 °C, 220 °C, 260 °C and 300 °C under laboratory conditions, at the ESALQ-USP college of agriculture. The thermal treatment process was conducted in noninert and inert atmospheres (with nitrogen, depending on temperature Specimens were then subjected to physicomechanical characterization tests in order to determine optimum thermal treatment conditions in which to preserve to the extent possible the original bamboo properties. Results revealed that there is an optimum temperature range, between 140 ° and 220 °C, whereby thermally treated bamboo does not significantly lose its mechanical properties while at the same time showing greater dimensional stability in the presence of moisture.

  12. Medium Density Particleboard Reinforced with Bamboo Laminas

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    Juliana Cortez Barbosa

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of the addition of bamboo laminas of the species Dendrocalamus giganteus to three-layer medium density particleboard (MDP. These laminas were glued onto both the top and the bottom of each panel. With the manufactured panels laminated with bamboo, mechanical tests based on the Brazilian Standard ABNT NBR 14810 were carried out to determine the modulus of rupture (MOR in static bending and the tensile strength parallel-to-surface. These mechanical tests were realized in particleboards of eucalyptus and in reinforced particleboard, both produced in the laboratory. The modulus of rupture and tensile strength parallel-to-surface of the laminated MDP had values close to those that have been reported. The reinforcements increased the values of these studied properties. Nevertheless, this fact indicated the possibility to produce a stronger MDP using bamboo lamina as surface layers. These results show the possibility of using coated-bamboo MDP for utilization in large spans, for example, in flooring for mezzanines with finish on both sides, and for robust furniture as bookshelves, beds, tables, etc.

  13. CARACTERIZAÇÃO DE PAINÉIS LAMINADOS COLADOS PRODUZIDOS COM TALISCAS DE BAMBU (Guadua magna NATIVO DO CERRADO

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    Divino Eterno Teixeira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Panels were produced with strips of bamboo (Guadua magna in layers crossed at angles of 90° and bonded with phenol-formaldehyde or PVA based resin, glued in three and five plies. The panels were tested and the physical and mechanical properties determined. The tests were primarily related to the commercial adhesives used as well as the number of layers of bamboo used. The density ranged from 0.690 to 0.768 g.cm-3. Panels bonded with PVA resin showed low mechanical strength, with MOR between 6.7 and 7.8 MPa. Those bonded with phenol-formaldehyde adhesive showed high strength, with modulus of rupture (MOR ranging from 55.5 to 87.0 MPa, which is excellent for boards similar to wood-based panels. Panels with phenolic resin also had reduced thickness swelling, up to 8.4%. The panels made with three layers showed higher resistance to bending than those made with five layers.

  14. Obtenção de amido a partir do colmo de bambu Starch from bamboo culm

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    Anísio Azzini

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    Full Text Available Bamboo chips (Guadua flabellata Fournier was desintegrated in presence of cold water (25°C. The starch was isolated by decantation from the material soluble in water. Regarding color, the bamboo starch is similar to the soluble potato starch but its average dimension is smaller.

  15. Pengaruh Bungkil Inti dan Lumpur Sawit yang Difermentasi dengan Aspergillus sp asal Akar Bambu terhadap Kandungan Lemak Ayam Broiler

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    Bambang Hartoyo

    2015-10-01

    ABSTRACT. The objective of this research was to determine the effect of palm kernel cake and palm oil sludge fermented with Aspergillus sp derived from bamboo root on broiler’s fat content including liver fat, abdominal fat and meat fat. Study was conducted for 8 weeks in Experimental Farm, Animal Science Faculty Jenderal Soedirman University, Purwokerto. Research utilized 196 male DOC strain Lohman, ration treatments, cage and other utilities. Seven allotted rations were R0 = control ration (without FPKC and FPOS, R1 = 7.5% FPKC, R2 = 15% FPKC, R3 = 22.5% FPKC, R4 = 7.5% FPOS, R5 = 15% FPOS, R6 = 22.5% FPOS. Each treatment unit used 7 (seven DOCs with 4 (four replicates. The obtained data were subject to analysis of variance followed by Orthogonal Contrasts. Result demonstrated that liver fat level was 1,79 – 3,86%, abdominal fat was 0,52 – 2,04%, and meat fat was 0,21 – 0,61%.  Analysis of variance result showed that supplementing palm kernel cake and palm oil sludge fermented with Aspergillus sp derived from bamboo root highly significantly affected (P 0.05 broiler meat fat level.

  16. Produção de mudas de bambu Guadua angustifolia Kunth (Poaceae) por propagação vegetativa.

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    The bamboo is a tropical, renewable, perennial culture of fast growth and with several uses. However, its use and research is moistly restricted to Asian countries. In Brazil the demand for bamboo has increased in the last years. From November 2005 to September 2006, experiments were carried out with the objective to evaluate the ability of Guadua angustifolia to produce new plants from cuttings of secondary branches and clump division of two years seedlings. There were evaluated the sp...

  17. Pengaruh Ekstrak Tembakau terhadap Serangan Rayap Kayu Kering Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light pada Bambu Apus (Gigantochloa apus Kurz

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    Sutjipto A Hadikusumo

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    Full Text Available Effect of Tobacco Extracts on   Apus Bamboo (Gigantochloa apus Kurz  resistance  against  Drywood Termite Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light (Gigantochloa apus Kurz Attacks Bamboo is one of community forest products and people use it for many purposes. Due to insect attack such as termite, the life time of bamboo product is short. To avoid chemical pollution in bamboo preservation process, tobacco extract was used. Tobacco was extracted in water, in the amounts of 100, 150 and 200 g in 1 l of water, at  temperature of 70-80°C for 3 hours. Bamboo trees were cut, the bottom parts were soaked in tobacco extract solution for 1, 3 and 5 days. Samples were cut into 5 cm x 3 cm x bamboo thickness at the bottom, middle and upper parts of the bamboo tree. After being air dried, each sample was exposed to 50 dry wood termites in a small glass tube for two months. The results showed that bamboo preservation by diffusion with high concentration of tobacco extract (200 g tobacco extracted in 1 l of water resulted in 61% termite mortality.

  18. Stratigraphy of the Lower Bambuí Group in the Arcos Region (MG: a Contribution from Boreholes

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    Marly Babinski

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This study presents the fi rst results of the sample analysis of two boreholes drilled in a quarry located in the Arcos region(MG. Petrographic analysis (macro- and microscopic observations was performed and made possible to study in detailan approximately 175 meter-section, which shows the basement and 10 sedimentary units. The basement is represented bydark green to gray fi ne- to medium-grained granodiorite. At the base of the sedimentary sequence, Unit 1 is representedby a decimetric layer of polymictic diamictite and is overlain by the impure limestones of Unit 2. Unit 3 is carbonatic andcontains calcilutite and layers of carbonaceous shale. This unit gradually changes to Unit 4, which is composed of marland mudstone. Unit 5 is composed of a thick sequence of massive calcarenites, which begins to show lamellar layers andmicrobial structures in Unit 6. Unit 7 is similar to the previous one, but contains several intraclastic layers. The numberof lamellar layers decreases sharply, giving rise to a thick interval with considerable granulometric variations in Unit 8, which grades to the oolitic calcarenite of Unit 9. At the top of the sequence, Unit 10 is a thick package of stromatolitic dolarenite. Thisstratigraphic arrangement allows the identifi cation of progradational/retrogradational trends. The sedimentological features, especially those present in the basal portion, suggest that at least part of the carbonatic sequence could represent a cap carbonate, supporting a glacial origin for the diamictite. Other data also collected from the basal units suggest that changes occurred in the source area at the beginning of the fi lling of the basin.

  19. Studi pengaruh umur dan tinggi batang terhadap struktur serat sifat fisik morfologi dan kimia batang bambu apus Gigantochloa Apus Kurz

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    Hery Purnobasuki

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Characteristic and anatomical study of Gigantochloa apus was carried out to know the fiber structure, morphological, physical, and chemical properties on various age and part of culm height. The research was done by ex post facto design and the data was analyzed by observational description. For anatomical observation, materials were processed using paraffin, PEG, and wood method and maceration for fiber structure. The result showed that inter-nodus amount, diameter, and wall thickness was increase in older culm. Fiber length was 3.8 mm in average, and older culms have longer fiber than the young ones and within the same culm, the lower part had longer fibers than the upper part. The fresh density (0.97-1.17 g/ml and the oven dry density (0.57-0.79 g/ml of this bamboo, it was higher for the older culm than younger culm. Liquor sorption (in NaOH 5% solution into bamboo chips was fairly good. The sorption into the young bamboo was faster and better than into older bamboo. Young bamboo culms contain more water than older culms and the top part within the same culm contain litte water than lower part. The total cellulose in young bamboo culm was higher than the older (64%-54%, but the lignin on the contrary in lower (14%-28%. At the bottom part, the lignin was higher than the upper prt. The ash content was high (1.6%-4.5% and its fluctuated based on age and the height part of culm.

  20. Measurement of Chlorophyll Fluorescence Parameters of Flowering Dendrocalamus latiflorus%开花麻竹叶绿素荧光参数测定

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    孙化雨; 娄永峰; 赵韩生; 高志民

    2014-01-01

    叶绿素荧光是研究光合作用的有效探针.为了探讨开花对麻竹光合作用的影响,应用PAM-100分别测定了开花与未开化麻竹的叶绿素荧光参数.结果表明,随着光强的升高[0~2000 μmol/ (m2·s)],在开始阶段[0~200 μmol/ (m2·s)]麻竹叶片的NPQ、Y(NPQ)、Y(ND)、ETR(Ⅱ)和ETR(Ⅰ)均迅速升高,Y(Ⅱ)和Y(Ⅰ)却迅速下降,之后变化缓慢并趋于平稳,而Y(NA)和Y(NO)几乎一直维持平稳;其中未开花麻竹的NPQ、Y(Ⅰ)和ETR(Ⅰ)均高于开花麻竹,Y(Ⅱ)、Fv/Fm和ETR(Ⅱ)无明显差异.在本实验培养光照下[230μmol/ (m2·s)],未开花麻竹的NPQ、Y(Ⅰ)和ETR(Ⅰ)也均高于开花麻竹.由此表明,开花引起麻竹PSⅠ的Y(Ⅰ)和ETR(Ⅰ)以及PS Ⅱ的NPQ降低,这意味着开花麻竹的光保护能力下降,使得PS Ⅰ受体侧电子积累,导致光合效率下降.

  1. The Effects of Land-Use Change from Grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus on Soil N2O Emissions

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    Michael Williams

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available A one year field trial was carried out on three adjacent unfertilised plots; an 18 year old grassland, a 14 year old established Miscanthus crop, and a 7 month old newly planted Miscanthus crop. Measurements of N2O, soil temperature, water filled pore space (WFPS, and inorganic nitrogen concentrations, were made every one to two weeks. Soil temperature, WFPS and NO3− and NH4+ concentrations were all found to be significantly affected by land use. Temporal crop effects were also observed in soil inorganic nitrogen dynamics, due in part to C4 litter incorporation into the soil under Miscanthus. Nonetheless, soil N2O fluxes were not significantly affected by land use. Cumulative yearly N2O fluxes were relatively low, 216 ± 163, 613 ± 294, and 377 ± 132 g·N·ha−1·yr−1 from the grassland, newly planted Miscanthus, and established Miscanthus plots respectively, and fell within the range commonly observed for unfertilised grasslands dominated by perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne. Higher mean cumulative fluxes were measured in the newly planted Miscanthus, which may be linked to a possible unobserved increase immediately after establishment. However, these differences were not statistically significant. Based on the results of this experiment, land-use change from grassland to Miscanthus will have a neutral impact on medium to long-term N2O emissions.

  2. Genetic variation in Miscanthus x giganteus and the importance of estimating genetic distance tresholds for differentiating clones

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    Glowacka, K; Clark, L; Adhikari, S;

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    with samples of the parental species M. sacchariflorus and M. sinensis. Estimates of genotyping error rates were essential for distinguishing between experimental error and true genotypic differences among accessions. Given differences in estimated error rates and costs per marker for SSRs and RAD......-seq, the former is currently more cost-effective for determining if two accessions are genetically identical. We concluded that all of the Mxg legacy cultivars were derived via vegetative propagation from a single genet. In contrast with the Mxg legacy cultivars, genetic similarity to the type-specimen of eight...... new triploid Mxg progeny ranged from 0.46 to 0.56. Though genetic diversity among the Mxg legacy cultivars is critically low, new crosses can provide much-needed variation to growers...

  3. Environ: E00198 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available ol, Vitamin Bambusa tuldoides [TAX:318046], Phyllostachys nigra [TAX:281083], Phyllostachys bambu...soides [TAX:35706] Same as: D06907 Poaceae (grass family) Bambusa tuldoides, Phyllostachys nigra, Phyllostachys bambu

  4. Spatial distribution and variability of carbon storage in different sympodial bamboo species in China.

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    Teng, Jiangnan; Xiang, Tingting; Huang, Zhangting; Wu, Jiasen; Jiang, Peikun; Meng, Cifu; Li, Yongfu; Fuhrmann, Jeffry J

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    Selection of tree species is potentially an important management decision for increasing carbon storage in forest ecosystems. This study investigated and compared spatial distribution and variability of carbon storage in 8 sympodial bamboo species in China. The results of this study showed that average carbon densities (CDs) in the different organs decreased in the order: culms (0.4754 g g(-1)) > below-ground (0.4701 g g(-1)) > branches (0.4662 g g(-1)) > leaves (0.4420 g g(-1)). Spatial distribution of carbon storage (CS) on an area basis in the biomass of 8 sympodial bamboo species was in the order: culms (17.4-77.1%) > below-ground (10.6-71.7%) > branches (3.8-11.6%) > leaves (0.9-5.1%). Total CSs in the sympodial bamboo ecosystems ranged from 103.6 Mg C ha(-1) in Bambusa textilis McClure stand to 194.2 Mg C ha(-1) in Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro stand. Spatial distribution of CSs in 8 sympodial bamboo ecosystems decreased in the order: soil (68.0-83.5%) > vegetation (16.8-31.1%) > litter (0.3-1.7%). Total current CS and biomass carbon sequestration rate in the sympodial bamboo stands studied in China is 93.184 × 10(6) Mg C ha(-1) and 8.573 × 10(6) Mg C yr(-1), respectively. The sympodial bamboos had a greater CSs and higher carbon sequestration rates relative to other bamboo species. Sympodial bamboos can play an important role in improving climate and economy in the widely cultivated areas of the world.

  5. Compósito reforçado por laminado de bambu com matriz de poliuretano e epóxi

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência e Engenharia de Materiais Os compósitos poliméricos, em especial polímeros reforçados com fibras vegetais, se comparados com outros materiais poliméricos ou mesmo metais, possuem baixa densidade e alta resistência específica, o que os torna adequados para serem utilizados principalmente nas indústrias automotiva, moveleira e de construção civil. Estes materiais também a...

  6. Metodologia de curvatura de bambu laminado colado (BLAC) para fabricação de mobiliário: diretrizes para o design

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    Ramos, Bruno Perazzelli Farias [UNESP

    2014-01-01

    With the growing shortage of wood supply and the constant research to create environmentally freendly products, bamboo has been attracting increasing attention as a renewable raw material for the development of furniture. Being a material widely exploited in Eastern contries, where it presents a wide range of users, it is still unfamiliar and rarelly used in our country, requiring further studies for their proper development. For the manufacture of furniture with Glued Laminated Bamboo (GLB) ...

  7. [Assessment of the technology of care relations in the health services: perception of the elderly included in the family health strategy in Bambuí, Brazil].

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    Santos, Wagner Jorge dos; Giacomin, Karla Cristina; Firmo, Josélia Oliveira Araújo

    2014-08-01

    In the health field, technologies of care relations are in the scope of the worker-user encounter, implying intersubjectivity with the development of relationships between subjects, resulting in action. Evaluation studies synthesize knowledge produced on the consequences of using these technologies for society. This anthropological study aims to understand the perception of the elderly regarding the resolution capability and effectiveness of the acts produced in health care relationships in the context of the Family Health Strategy (ESF). The group studied consisted of 57 elderly residents in Bambui, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The model of signs, meanings and actions was used for collecting and analyzing data and the semi-structured interview was applied as a research technique. Elderly individuals assess resolution capability and effectiveness of the acts of care in the ESF as negative, with relation to the quality of user and professional interaction. The ESF is not effective and the desired change in the health care model has not occurred in practice. It repeats the centrality of the medical-drug-procedure model that treats the disease rather than the patient, perceiving old age as a disease and illness as being related to aging.

  8. Gambaran Faktor-Faktor Yang Memengaruhi Pasien Terhadap Pengobatan Akupuntur Keluarga Besar Serumpun Bambu Di Kecamatan Percut Sei Tuan Kabupaten Deli Serdang Tahun 2010

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    Traditional treatment is one of alternative care and treatment that is given out of medical science. The fact shows that both of the health care either traditional or modern treatment. Still have been accepted by the community until now. This research aims to know the discription of the factors which influence the patient to choose acupunture treatment. The type of the research is quantitive study that describes the factors which influence the patient to choose acupunture treatment in K...

  9. Time trends and predictors of mortality from ill-defined causes in old age: 9 year follow-up of the Bambuí cohort study (Brazil).

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    Lima-Costa, Maria Fernanda; Matos, Divane Leite; Laurenti, Ruy; Mello-Jorge, Maria Helena Prado de; Cesar, Cibele Comini

    2010-03-01

    The study objective was to examine differentials in time trends and predictors of deaths assigned to symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions in comparison with other ill-defined conditions (ill-defined cardiovascular diseases, cancer and injury) in a population-based cohort study. Of 1,606 baseline participants aged 60 years and over, 524 died during 9-year follow-up and were included in this study. Deaths coded to "symptoms" declined by 77% in the period from 1997-1999 to 2003-2005. Deaths coded to other ill-defined conditions remained unchanged. The calendar period 2003-2005 (RR = 0.25; 95%CI: 0.09-0.70) and in-hospital deaths (RR = 0.16; 95%CI: 0.08-0.34) were independently associated with "symptoms", but not with other ill-defined conditions. Baseline socio-demographic characteristics and chronic diseases were not predictors of these outcomes. International and national agencies have focused on the reduction of deaths assigned to "symptoms" to improve the registration of vital statistics, while other ill-defined conditions have received little attention. Our data provide evidence supporting the need to redress this situation.

  10. Karst Depression Detection Using ASTER, ALOS/PRISM and SRTM-Derived Digital Elevation Models in the Bambuí Group, Brazil

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    Osmar Abílio de Carvalho

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Remote sensing has been used in karst studies to identify limestone terrain, describe exokarst features, analyze karst depressions, and detect geological structures important to karst development. The aim of this work is to investigate the use of ASTER-, SRTM- and ALOS/PRISM-derived digital elevation models (DEMs to detect and quantify natural karst depressions along the São Francisco River near Barreiras city, northeast Brazil. The study area is a karst landscape characterized by karst depressions (dolines, closed depressions in limestone, many of which contain standing water connected with the ground-water table. The base of dolines is typically sealed with an impermeable clay layer covered by standing water or herbaceous vegetation. We identify dolines by combining the extraction of sink depth from DEMs, morphometric analysis using GIS, and visual interpretation. Our methodology is a semi-automatic approach involving several steps: (a DEM acquisition; (b sink-depth calculation using the difference between the raw DEM and the corresponding DEM with sinks filled; and (c elimination of falsely identified karst depressions using morphometric attributes. The advantages and limitations of the applied methodology using different DEMs are examined by comparison with a sinkhole map generated from traditional geomorphological investigations based on visual interpretation of the high-resolution remote sensing images and field surveys. The threshold values of the depth, area size and circularity index appropriate for distinguishing dolines were identified from the maximum overall accuracy obtained by comparison with a true doline map. Our results indicate that the best performance of the proposed methodology for meso-scale karst feature detection was using ALOS/PRISM data with a threshold depth > 2 m; areas > 13,125 m2 and circularity indexes > 0.3 (overall accuracy of 0.53. The overall correct identification of around half of the true dolines suggests the potential to substantially improve doline identification using higher-resolution LiDAR-generated DEMs.

  11. Veränderung der Erkennungsspezifität ausgewählter Restriktions-Modifikationssysteme aus dem Bodenbakterium Herpetosiphon giganteus

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    Falgenhauer, Linda

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    Das Ziel dieser Arbeit war es, die natürliche Bildung eines neuen Restriktions-Modifikationssystem anhand des Beispiels der als nicht klonierbar geltenden S176N Mutante des Restiktionsenzyms R.HgiBI nachzuahmen. Die Nichtklonierbarkeit dieser Mutante sollte dabei entweder durch eine neue Spezifität oder durch eine im Vergleich zum Wildtyp erhöhte Aktivität hervorgerufen werden, die nicht mehr durch die Methyltransferase M.HgiBI abgedeckt wird. Als Untersuchungsobjekt boten sich die drei s...

  12. Can the exceptional chilling tolerance of C4 photosynthesis found in Miscanthus × giganteus be exceeded? Screening of a novel Miscanthus Japanese germplasm collection

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    Glowacka, Katarzyna; Jørgensen, Uffe; Kjeldsen, Jens Bonderup

    2015-01-01

    of this study was to search for genotypes with greater potential than Mxg for photosynthesis and frost survival under these conditions. Methods A total of 864 accessions representing 164 local populations of M. sacchariflorus (Msa), M. sinensis (Msi) and M. tinctorius (Mti) collected across Japan were studied...... at chilling temperatures were identified. Msa accession ‘73/2’ developed leaves in the spring that survived night-time frost, and during growth under chilling maintained a statistically significant 79 % higher ΦCO2,max, as a measure of light-limited photosynthesis, and a 70 % higher Asat, as a measure...... of light-saturated photosynthesis. A second Msa accession, ‘73/3’ also showed significantly higher rates of leaf uptake of CO2. Conclusions As remarkable as Mxg has proved in its chilling tolerance of C4 photosynthesis, this study shows that there is still value and potential in searching for yet more...

  13. Caracterização química, física e mecânica de briquetes de duas variedades de bambu. Chemical, physical and mechanical characterization of briquettes from two bamboo varieties.

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    Paula Martucheli AMARAL

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available A demanda por energia de fontes renováveis vêm aumentando a cada dia, propiciando o uso de biomassa para que esta possa vir a ser uma alternativa viável como combustível sólido, sendo esta limpa e potencialmente expressiva em termos econômicos. Investigações sobre briquetes para uso doméstico também têm aumentado, pois este material compacto é de fácil transporte e apresenta elevado poder energético, além de contribuir para a preservação ambiental ao substituir matérias-primas não renováveis. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi caracterizar física, mecânica e quimicamente os briquetes de resíduos oriundos de Bambusa vulgaris var. vitatta e Bambusa vulgaris var. vulgaris, analisando o seu potencial para a produção de combustível sólido. Os teores de cinzas e voláteis reportados para a variedade vitatta foram de 7,19 e 75,54% na devida ordem, e para a variedade vulgaris, de 7,09 e 73,95%, respectivamente. O produto final de cada material compactado teve expansão longitudinal considerada normal, sendo estas de 7,3% para vitatta e 7,5% para vulgaris e apresentaram boa resistência à compressão suportando forças de 510,44 e 499,80 N, respectivamente, para variedade vitatta e vulgaris. Portanto, os briquetes produzidos usando-se resíduos das duas espécies estudadas neste trabalho, Bambusa vulgaris var. vitatta e Bambusa vulgaris var. vulgaris, apresentaram propriedades químicas, físicas e mecânicas satisfatórias para seu uso final como combustível sólido. Nowadays, the request for renewable energy sources are increasing, leading to the use of biomass as a viable alternative for solid fuel, being cleaner and potentially significant regarding to economical values. The search for domestic use of briquettes has also increased because the solid compact has high source of energy power and can be easily transported, as well as contributes to environmental preservation as a substitute to the use of non-renewable materials. The objective of this study was the physical, mechanical and chemical characterization of briquettes produced with waste of two bamboo varieties, Bambusa vulgaris var. vitatta and Bambusa vulgaris var. vulgaris, analyzing their potential for solid fuel production. The ash and volatile contents reported for vitatta variety were 7.19 and 75.54% in proper order, and for vulgaris variety were of 7.09 and 73.95% respectively. The final product of each compacted material had a longitudinal expansion considered normal, being that of 7.4% for vitatta and 7.5% for vulgaris, and presented a proper compressive strength, tolerating forces of 510.44 and 499.80 N, for vitatta and vulgaris varieties respectively. Therefore, the briquettes produced in this study using the waste of the two species Bambusa vulgaris var. vitatta and Bambusa vulgaris var. vulgaris, have presented satisfactory chemical, physical and mechanical properties for the final use as solid fuel.

  14. Anemia e n??vel de hemoglobina associados ao estado nutricional, uso de servi??os de sa??de e mortalidade entre idosos: estudo de coorte de idosos de Bambu??

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    Silva, Clarice Lima ??lvares da

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    N??veis de hemoglobina (Hb) diminuem com o aumento da idade e est??o associados a diversos eventos adversos entre idosos. Estudos sobre anemia e sua rela????o com condi????es de sa??de e sobrevida na popula????o idosa s??o escassos em pa??ses em desenvolvimento. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram (1) caracterizar a anemia, distribui????o do n??vel de Hb e sua associa????o com estado nutricional e uso de servi??os de sa??de entre participantes da linha de base da coorte de i...

  15. «Hanseníase e Doença de Chagas»: estudos realizados no Sanatório São Francisco de Assis, Bambuí, Minas Gerais

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    João Carlos Pinto Dias

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    Full Text Available Em hansenianos internados num sanatório em Bambui, Minas Gerais, área endêmica de doença de Chagas, encotrou-se 38.63% de positividade da reação de Guerreiro & Machado, realizando-se exames clínicos, radiològicos e eletrocardiográficos em pacientes do grupo positivo e negativo. Os resultados são comparados a outros dados da região, sugerindo que o tratamento sulfônico. nestes casos, não interferiu na positividade daquela reação. Não parece ter havido influência do processo leprótico sobre a evolução da doença de Chagas e nem desta sóbre a lepra. Os estudos realizados sôbre o grupo não chagásico deixam entrever a possibilidade da existência de conseqüências cardiovasculares da hanseniase, aparentemente mal delimitadas e pouco estudadas na literatura.

  16. Anaerobic digestion of cassava wastewater in fixed bed reactor using bamboo medium support; Digestao anaerobica de agua residuaria de fecularia em reator de leito fixo utilizando meio suporte de aneis de bambu

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    Watthier, Elisangela; Andreani, Cristiane L.; Silva, Jefferson L.G. [Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana (UNIOESTE), Cascavel, PR (Brazil)], E-mail: eliswa@hotmail.com; Gomes, Simone D. [Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana (UNIOESTE), Cascavel, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Recursos Hidricos e Saneamento Ambiental

    2012-11-01

    Cassava wastewater causes damage to the environment due to high organic loads and presence of cyanide and hydrocyanic acid. An alternative treatment anaerobic which add value for biogas production. To allow use of higher load sand reducing the TDH support means are used. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of the anaerobic treatment of liquid effluent of cassava industry, using bamboo as support media. The wastewater used was derived from starch factory located in Toledo. Was used PVC reactor with a diameter of 15 cm and length 90 cm. Were used as support means 52 bamboo rings and useful reactor volume 61. A total of 13 load increasing, from 1,675 to 15.158 g.L{sup -1}.d{sup -1}, until reaching the maximum load bearable. For each load data was collected for 15 days by daily samples at entrance and exit of the reactors. The samples were analyzed: DQO, alkalinity, volatile acidity and biogas production. There was a system instability in 12,394 g.L{sup -1}.d{sup -1}, with values of AV/AT above 0.5, but the system began to show signs of stability in the next load. The reactor showed biogas production up 1.57 L.L{sup -1}.d{sup -1}. (author)

  17. Comparison between two different supporting media at the manipueira anaerobic treatment: bamboo and polyurethane; Comparacao entre dois diferentes meios de suportes no tratamento anaerobico da manipueira: bambu e poliuretano

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    Torres, Douglas Guedes Batista; Citolin, Antonio Carlos; Gomes, Simone Damasceno; Alcantara, Michael Steinhorst; Mendonca, Elisabete Ferro [Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana (UNIOESTE), PR (Brazil). Curso de Engenharia Agricola], E-mail: simoned@unioeste.br

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    It was compared the anaerobic bio digestion for the processing starch waste water in natura at horizontal reactors with continuous flux, 15 cm diameter and 90 cm, using two supporting media: bamboo and polyurethane, varying the load rate. The organic load evaluated were 0.548, 1.156, 1.471, 3.049 gCOD.L{sub reactorday}{sup -1} and it was shown that there wasn't supporting media influence on the total and volatile solid removals, with greatest reductions 85 % and 93 %, significantly equals by the Tukey test, for the 1.156 and 1.471 gDQO.L{sub reactorday}{sup -1} loads. The biogas production was greatest at the bio digestion with bamboo acting as supporting media, resulting in 1.696 L{sub biogas}.gSV{sub consumida}{sup -1} for the organic load value of 3.049 gDQO.L{sub reactorday}{sup -1}. (author)

  18. Aplicaciones biotecnológicas del gen "afp" (Antifungical Protein) de "Aspergillus giganteus" para la protección de plantas frente a infección por patógenos

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    Moreno Gonçalves, Ana Beatriz

    2006-01-01

    Las plantas están constantemente sometidas a estreses ambientales y los hongos son sus principales patógenos. Actualmente, el control de las enfermedades que causan se realiza utilizando compuestos químicos, generando impacto en el medio ambiente. Una alternativa es la obtención de plantas transgénicas resistentes. En un principio, la mayoría de los transgenes provenían de las propias plantas (genes involucrados en las respuestas de densa). Actualmente, y dada su reducida efectividad, se está...

  19. 麻竹山地笋用林笋期叶片光合及呼吸性状研究%STUDY ON THE PHOTOSYNTHETIC AND RESPIRATORY CHARACTER OFLEAVES OF FOREST PLANTED ON MOUNTAIN AND USED FOR SHOOT OF DENDROCALAMUS LATIFLORUS DURING GROWING SHOOTS

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    邱尔发; 洪伟; 郑郁善; 陈卓梅; 陈礼光

    2001-01-01

    Through analyzing the various position leaves character of 3 ages bamboo, including net photosyntheticrate, light respiratory rate, dark respiratory rate, CO2 compensation point and light compensation point, in five-years - old forest during different growing shoot stages in stated - own forestry farm of Nanjin, results showed thatleaves had vigorous physiological function during prosperity stage of growing shoot. Net photosynthetic rate was high-er, light respiratory rate, dark respiratory rate, CO2 compensation point and light compensation point were lower,the photosynthetic coefficients was larger.2- year bamboo and 3 - year bamboo had stronger photosynthetic ability. Different photosynthetic and respiratory indexes of various position leaves were not consistent, but in generally, mid-dle leaf had stronger assimilation ability.

  20. Introducing Dendrocalamus latiflorus to Sinaloa Mexico:Strategy for Food Safety Tackling the Climate Change%墨西哥锡那罗亚引种麻竹:应对气候变化的粮食安全战略

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    Jesus Daniel Stamatis Portugal

    2016-01-01

    Sinaloa Mexico is the most important region of food production of Latin America. Since 2009 , unexpected frost winds hitting the region has caused burning 25% of the total crop production ( Equal to the value of 500 $million USD) per year. Introducing Dendrocalaus latiflorus to Sinaloa as a main “cash crop”, aims to compensate for the lost, bringing 170 000 hectares of new bamboo forests in northwest Mexico. Such action will provide fresh bamboo shoots for market in south of USA, Mexico and Central America. This article aims to illustrate the potency of bamboo as a powerful ally and a social business model for humankind during the climate change. Focusing on the direction of a pilot project to establish a bamboo social business in Mexico, with a large contribution from China. As a consequence, the quality of life for habitants in Sinaloa will be strongly influenced by the socioeconomic aspects of bamboo and other complementary systems.%墨西哥锡那罗亚是拉丁美洲最重要的粮食生产区。2009年以来,霜冻和大风不断袭击该区,造成作物减产25%,损毁作物17万hm2,每年损失粮食折合5亿美元。在锡那罗亚州,引种麻竹作为一种主要的经济作物,可以弥补因气候变化导致的粮食损失,并可为墨西哥西北部地区增加17万hm2的竹林。麻竹鲜笋亦可销往墨西哥其他地区、美国南部和中美洲各国。文章旨在阐述当前气候变化背景下竹子资源为人类带来巨大效益的潜力,并可进行商业性生产。在中国的大力帮助下,在墨西哥设计建立了一个竹子商业性生产的试验项目,以此说明竹子在提高人们生活质量方面的潜力。总之,竹子及其相关产业的社会经济价值会极大地影响墨西哥锡那罗亚人们的生活方式。

  1. 碱提麻竹竹秆多糖的相对分子质量测定及单糖组成分析%Determination of Relative Molecular Weight of Polysaccharides Extracting by Alkali Solution from the Pole of Dendrocalamus latiflo-rus and Analysis of Their Mono saccharide Composition

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    潘文慧; 阮期平; 边清泉

    2016-01-01

    [目的]获得更多的竹资源信息。[方法]采用碱法提取麻竹竹秆多糖,提取物用Sevag法去蛋白,95%乙醇醇沉,透析,DEAE-52纤维素柱分离纯化,得到多糖DLP1和DLP2,并对多糖进行了相对分子质量测定及单糖组成分析。[结果]测得多糖DLP1和DLP2的相对分子质量分别为61500和1780000 u;经气象色谱测定DLP1由岩藻糖、鼠李糖、阿拉伯糖、葡萄糖和半乳糖组成,其质量比为111.25∶17.81∶1∶12.43∶2.43;DLP2由岩藻糖、鼠李糖、阿拉伯糖、葡萄糖、半乳糖和甘露醇组成,其质量比为198.22∶3.27∶9.16∶25.06∶10.96∶1。[结论]该实验为麻竹多糖研究打下基础,为竹资源的深度开发提供科学依据。%Objective] To know more about bamboo.[Method] The polysaccharides in the pole of D.latiflorus were extracted by alkali solu-tion.The proteins were removed by Sevag agent from extraction.The polysaccharides in extraction were precipitated by alcohol of 95%, and then dialyzed by dialysis bag, separated by DEAE-52 cellulose column.Polysaccharides of DLP1 and DLP2 were obtained, and their relative molecular weights were measured and monosaccharide compositions were analyzed .[ Result] The relative molecular weights of polysaccharides DLP1 and DLP2 were detected to be 61 500 and 1 780 000 u.Their monosaccharide composition was determined by gas chromatography. DLP1 was composed of fucose (Fuc), rhamnose (Rha), alabinose (Ala), glucose (Glu) and galactose (Gal) at a quality ratio of 111.25∶17.81∶1∶12.43∶2.43.DLP2 was composed of fucose (Fuc), rhamnose (Rha), alabinose (Ala), glucose (Glu), galactose (Gal) and mannitol (Mnt) at a quality ratio of 198.22∶3.27∶9.16∶25.06∶10.96∶1.[Conclusion] The work laid a good foundation for studying on poly-saccharides of D.latiflorus, and provided scientific basis for further development of bamboo resource .

  2. Simultaneous Determination of 13 Flavonoids in Bamboo Leaves by HPLC%高效液相色谱法同时测定竹叶中13种黄酮类化合物

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    魏琦; 王淑英; 汤锋; 张华新; 喻谨; 岳永德

    2015-01-01

    Objective]Most flavonoids possess a variety of medical and biological activities such as anti-free radical, antioxidant,antiaging,anti-inflammatory,etc. They are widely used in pharmaceutical,health products and cosmetic fields. The objective of this paper was to establish a HPLC method for simultaneously qualitative-quantitative analysis of 13 flavonoids ( isoorientin, orientin, vitexin, isovitexin, apigenin, luteolin, tricin, 7-methoxy-tricin, tricin-7-O-glucopyranoside, apigenin-7-O-glucopyranoside, demethyltorosaflavone, apigenin-7-O-glucopyranoside-6″-O-rhamnoside and 6-trans-(2″-O-α-rhamnopyranosyl)ethenyl-5,7,3',4'-tetrahydroxyflavone ) in bamboo leaves,and leaf flavonoids in 10 species of Dendrocalamus ( D. latiflorus,D. giganteus,D. strictus,D. membranceus,D. farinosus,D. minor var. amoenus,D. yunnanicus, D. fugongensis, D. brandisii and D. hamiltonii ) were comparatively analyzed by the established method with the aims to provide a guidance for qualitative and quantitative analysis of flavonoids, the development and utilization of Dendrocalamus bamboo leaves and the selection of bamboo species for flavonoids extraction.[Method]The flavonoids were separated by HPLC gradient elution method,and the validation was guaranteed by accuracy of equipment,LOD,LOQ,intraday/interday precision and recovery rate. Bamboo leaves were extracted with 70% ( v/v) ethanol-water by ultrasonic extraction,and then tested by HPLC after petroleum ether extraction. [Result]A good separation was found for each flavonoid,the retention times were ranged from 13. 23 to 54. 67 min. The standard curves showed a good linearity in the corresponding ranges between 0. 01 and 500 mg·L -1 ( R2≥0. 999 6). The equipment accuracy RSD were 1. 06% -2. 55%,LOD and LOQ ranged from 0. 01 to 0. 10 mg·kg -1 ,and from 0. 03 to 0. 34 mg· kg -1 ,respectively. The RSD values of instrument accuracy, and intraday/interday precision indicated that it was reasonable to analyze the samples within 5

  3. Effect of compatibilizer, bamboo fiber size and content on the mechanical properties of PP-g-MA compatibilized polypropylene/bamboo fiber composites; Estudo da influencia dos teores de fibra, agente compatibilizante e tamanho de fibra nas propriedades de compositos de polipropileno com fiobra de bambu

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    Caranti, Lilian R.A.; Bonse, Baltus C.; Costa, Ricardo A. da, E-mail: prebbonse@fei.edu.br [Dept. da Engenharia dos Materiais, Centro Universitario de FEI, Sao Bernardo do Campo, SP (Brazil)

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    The contemporary need for ecological preservation is a challenge to the realms of science to develop environmentally sustainable materials and processes. Research on composites reinforced with natural cellulosic fibers seeks to meet that need. An investigation was performed on the mechanical and thermal behavior of a composite comprising a polypropylene thermoplastic matrix and bamboo fibers (Phyllostachys Edulis). Interfacial adhesion between the two materials was achieved by the addition of compatibilizer maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene PPg- MA. An investigation was carried out with 8 compositions by varying the average fiber size (lower level = 0.94 mm and upper level = 2.19 mm), fiber content (20 and 40 weight %) and compatibilizer PP-g-MA (1 and 4 weight %). The mechanical behavior of the composites was studied by carrying out tensile, flexural, impact and fatigue tests. Thermal behavior was investigated by heat deflection temperature tests. Crystallinity was measured by means of X Ray diffraction and fractured surfaces were observed and analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. (author)

  4. DURABILITY OF THE TREATED BAMBOO REINFORCEMENT USED AS AN ENHANCEMENT ON THE CONCRETE COLUMNS

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    LEANDRO SILVA FERREIRA

    2005-01-01

    O bambu é um material potencialmente promissor que vem demonstrando grandes qualidades para a construção civil. É um material leve, flexível e de fácil manuseio. Sua leveza associada a uma alta resistência, torna-o um forte candidato para substituir o aço em estruturas de concreto armado. Este trabalho tem como objetivo estudar a durabilidade das armaduras de bambu utilizadas como reforço em pilares de concreto armado. Foi feita uma revisão bibliográfica...

  5. The Purification of the Antifungal Protein (AFP) from Aspergillus giganteus%巨大曲霉产抗真菌蛋白(AFP)的分离纯化及在制麦过程中的应用研究

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    元月; 林智平; 王德良; 郭立芸; 贾凤超

    2011-01-01

    本研究从巨大曲霉AF-11发酵上清液中提取抗真菌蛋白(AFP),并在实验室和生产制麦条件下分析AFP在制麦过程中的应用及影响。试验结果显示,AFP可有效抑制大麦表面霉菌的生长,控制真菌毒素残留,降低啤酒喷涌概率,并且对麦芽、麦汁质量无负面影响。%In this study, the antifungal protein (AFP) was isolated from the the fermentation of AFP in malting were analysed under conditions of Laboratory and malting. Results showed that AFP can effectively and sigificantly inhibit the growth of mold on barley, and reduce both the residues of mycotoxin, and corresponding gushing potential, however, the data also show that its application has no negative effect on the quality of mah and wort.

  6. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U04628-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 453 ) Palm lethal yellowing phytoplasma strain LYSS put... 32 7.5 2 ( AB301595 ) Cerataphis bambusifoliae mi...tochondrial genes for ... 34 7.5 2 ( AB301594 ) Cerataphis bambusifoliae mitochon...drial genes for ... 34 7.5 2 ( AB301593 ) Cerataphis bambusifoliae mitochondrial genes for ... 34 7.5 2 ( AB301592 ) Cerataphis bambu

  7. 竹叶抑制NO合酶活性成分研究

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    李洪玉; 孙静芸; 戴诗文

    2003-01-01

    @@ 竹叶是禾本科(Poaceae)竹亚科(Bambu-soideae)多年生常绿植物竹子的叶.气味辛、平、大寒、无毒.记载竹叶可治疗"上气发热"、"时行发黄"、"牙齿出血"等多种疾病.

  8. Analisis Penggunaan Lean Manufacturing Untuk Meminimisasi Waste Pada PT. Bamindo Agrapersada

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    Sinaga, Antony

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    PT. Bamindo Agrapersada adalah suatu industri yang bergerak di bidang pengolahan bambu. Produk yang dihasilkan adalah berbagai jenis kertas budaya cina atau dalam istilah kebudayaan cina disebut dengan uangdoa. Tahapan produksi yang dilalui dimulai dari chopping (pencacahan), extenuation (pelunakan/perendaman), mushing (pembuburan), rolling & drying (pembentukan lembaran kertas), printing (pencetakan kaligrafi), cutting (pemotongan), dan packing (pengepakan). Pemborosan yang adalah waktu menu...

  9. Diversity of Bamboos around springs in Malang East Java

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    Full Text Available Bamboos have important roles to people in the villages area. They are planted and used by the people for making houses, food, buckets, fences, ropes, fuels, musical instruments and plaits. The root distribution of Bamboos is large and fibrous, also the growth of their new clumps is ascendant so the Bamboos has good potency for water and soil conservation on river banks, around the springs, hillsides and scarps. The survey to invent the bamboos growing around the springs was conducted in Singosari, Lawang, Karangploso, Dau and Lowokwaru Malang East Java in May 2009. The Bamboos invented at 0-100 m from the springs. The results Showed that there were four Bamboos founded around the springs namely Bambusa blumeana,Dendrocalamus asper, Gigantochloa atter and Gigantochloa apus. Dendrocalamus asper was the most dominant species founded around the springs with relative frequency, relative density and important value index is 45.83 ; 58.49 and 104.32 respectively.

  10. CHARACTERISTIC OF BINDERLESS PARTICLEBOARD MADE FROM THREE SPECIES OF SULAWESI BAMBOO

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    Three species of sulawesi bamboo were used to produce binderless particleboard (BP). Parring bamboo (Gigantochloa ater) was taken from Tanralili Maros, while betung bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper) and tallang bamboo (Schizostacyum barcahycladum) were taken from Batu Papan Makale Tana Toraja. The skin and nodia were removed before converted into chip. Particle was produced from chip after it air dried. The particles were oxidized using hydrogen peroxide 15% based on oven dry particle weight and 7...

  11. Modeling long-term yield trends of Miscanthusxgiganteus using experimental data from across Europe

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    Lesur, Claire; Jeuffroy, Marie-Hélène; Makowski, David;

    2013-01-01

    Miscanthus × giganteus is a perennial grass that is considered to have a high feedstock potential for bioenergy production. Assessment of that potential is however highly related to the crop yields and to their change through the crop lifetime, which is expected to be longer than 20 years. M....... giganteus is known to have an establishment phase during which annual yields increased as a function of crop age, followed by a ceiling phase, the duration of which is unknown. We built a database including 16 European long-term experiments (i) to describe the yield evolution during the establishment...

  12. 设计新品

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    刘轶楠

    2011-01-01

    柔软的碗(Bambu)竹制品环保品牌Bambu,于2011年推出了全新的软术产品。在不砍伐树木的情况下,通过割取树木外层提取出软木纤维,制作成柔软的软木面科。这一系列的软木碗,呈现出柔软的手感,而且具有持久耐用、防水抗污,并可用于洗碗机等特点。如此做法可以减少对自然的破坏,而且这种软木纤维以更加天然的质感呈现出独特的魅力,令厨房用品更加富有生机。www.bambuhome.com

  13. Pembuatan Aplikasi Permainan “Egrang Run” Berbasis Android

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    Riyadhi Sholikhin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Permainan tradisional adalah suatu jenis permainan yang ada pada suatu daerah tertentu yang berdasarkan kepada budaya daerah tersebut. Egrang bambu merupakan salah satu dari sekian banyak permainan tradisional Indonesia yang perlu dilestarikan keberadaannya. Perkembangan teknologi sekarang ini sudah merambah ke segala bidang termasuk perkembambangan game (permainan. Pengenalan tentang permainan tradisional egrang dapat memanfaatkan peran kemajuan teknologi saat ini dibidang tersebut. Oleh karena itu muncul sebuah ide untuk merancang dan membangun aplikasi permainan “Egrang Run” ini diharapkan dapat menjadi suatu sarana pengenalan tentang permainan tradisional Indonesia khususnya permainan egrang bambu. Aplikasi permainan “Egrang Run” dibuat menggunakan perangkat lunak Unity versi 5. Unity merupakan suatu toolkit untuk membuat suatu video games 3 dimensi maupun 2 dimensi. Aplikasi permainan ini dikembangkan dengan metode Multimedia Development Life Cycle (MDLC yang memiliki enam tahap, yaitu tahap konsep (Concept, tahap perancangan (Design, tahap pengumpulan materi (Material Collecting, tahap pembuatan (Assembly, tahap pengujian (testing, dan tahap distribusi (Distribution. Pengujian black-box juga digunakan pada aplikasi ini. Hasil dari penelitian ini adalah berupa aplikasi permainan “Egrang Run” yang dapat berjalan pada perangkat berbasis android. Aplikasi ini berisi pengenalan permainan tradisional egrang bambu. Berdasarkan pengujian dengan menggunakan metode black-box, seluruh fungsi yang ada dalam aplikasi permainan telah berhasil dan berjalan sesuai dengan fungsinya masing-masing.

  14. Management factors affecting establishment and yield of bioenergy miscanthus on claypan soil landscapes

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    Bioenergy crop Miscanthus x giganteus has been well studied for its establishment and yield in Europe and certain parts of the US Midwest but little has been done to investigate these properties when grown on degraded soils, which are typified as being less productive, and consequently, economically...

  15. Nitrogen management of switchgrass and miscanthus on marginal soils

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    Miscanthus × giganteus and switchgrass yield and fertilizer N requirements have been well studied in Europe and parts of the United States, but few reports have investigated their production on eroded claypan soils economically marginal for grain crops. This study was conducted to evaluate yield pot...

  16. A stochastic approach for predicting the profitability of bioenergy grasses

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    Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) and miscanthus (Miscanthus giganteus) have potential to meet a growing demand for renewable energy. Before producers will invest in planting these crops, they need credible estimations of the potential profits. The objective of this study was to examine profitabilit...

  17. Visualizing heterogeneity of photosynthetic properties of plant leaves with two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy

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    Iermak, Ievgeniia; Vink, Jochem; Bader, Arjen N.; Wientjes, Emilie; Amerongen, van Herbert

    2016-01-01

    Two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) was used to analyse the distribution and properties of Photosystem I (PSI) and Photosystem II (PSII) in palisade and spongy chloroplasts of leaves from the C3 plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the C4 plant Miscanthus x giganteus. This was ac

  18. Yield comparison between switchgrass and miscanthus based on multi-year side by side comparison in Europe

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    Lasorella, M.V.; Monti, A.; Alexopoulou, E.; Riche, A.; Sharma, N.; Cadoux, S.; Diepen, van C.A.; Elbersen, B.S.; Atzema, A.J.; Elbersen, H.W.

    2011-01-01

    Energy crops are expected to provide a significant amount of biomass to achieve the European targets on renewable energy. Here we focus on switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) and Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus Greef & Deuter) two rhizomatous perennial grasses which have received particular int

  19. 酒竹人工林土壤呼吸对氮输入的响应及其因子分析%Effects of nitrogen levels on soil respiration of sympodial bamboo plantation and factor analysis

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    李伟成; 王曙光; 盛海燕; 郑友苗; 王树东; 钟哲科

    2013-01-01

    of bamboo species such as Oxytenanthera braunii Pilger ap . Engler , Dendrocalamus brandisii Kurz and D . giganteus Munro is encouraged by the government but without scientific directions . And chemical fertilizers are usually applied into fields unscientifically and blindly in the villages of southwest China . Subsequently , what will happen to the soil structure and how to balance soil nutrient environment in the situation of chemical fertilizer abuse? In the context of climate change , the amount of nitrogen allocated to the soil is predicted to increase with the productivity of terrestrial ecosystem , and may alter soil carbon storage capacities . To provide the proof of soil respiration responding to the nitrogen input for sympodial bamboo afforestation at the beginning period , we set up four nitrogen fertilization (CO( NH2 ) 2 ) levels in mid‐high mountain of southeast China , i .e . N content of 0 , 40 , 80 , 160 kg/hm2 (expressed on N0 , N40 , N80 , N160 , respectively) , using the two‐year old stump of wine bamboo which were planted every five meters . The soil respiration rate is measured by using trenching method and infrared gas analyzer . The responding mechanism is discussed through analyzing the change of soil temperature at 10 cm depth ( T10) , as well as changes of soil water‐soluble organic carbon content (WSOC) and soil water content (SW) . Results showed that soil respiration rate was quite different between rainy and dry seasons . The soil respiration rate increased at the end of April or in the beginning of May when the rainy season arrived . Its wave crest arrived in July , Aug . and Sept . , and then the rate decreased along with the dry season in Nov . , Dec . , Feb . and Mar . , then the trough of soil respiration rate appeared . The variation rule of T 10 , WSOC and SW was similar as this way . Exponential function could be used to describe the relationship between T 10 and respiration rate . Meanwhile , WSOC and SW showed a linear

  20. Activity syndromes and metabolism in giant deep-sea isopods

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    Wilson, Alexander D. M.; Szekeres, Petra; Violich, Mackellar; Gutowsky, Lee F. G.; Eliason, Erika J.; Cooke, Steven J.

    2017-03-01

    Despite growing interest, the behavioural ecology of deep-sea organisms is largely unknown. Much of this scarcity in knowledge can be attributed to deepwater animals being secretive or comparatively 'rare', as well as technical difficulties associated with accessing such remote habitats. Here we tested whether two species of giant marine isopod (Bathynomus giganteus, Booralana tricarinata) captured from 653 to 875 m in the Caribbean Sea near Eleuthera, The Bahamas, exhibited an activity behavioural syndrome across two environmental contexts (presence/absence of food stimulus) and further whether this syndrome carried over consistently between sexes. We also measured routine metabolic rate and oxygen consumption in response to a food stimulus in B. giganteus to assess whether these variables are related to individual differences in personality. We found that both species show an activity syndrome across environmental contexts, but the underlying mechanistic basis of this syndrome, particularly in B. giganteus, is unclear. Contrary to our initial predictions, neither B. giganteus nor B. tricarinata showed any differences between mean expression of behavioural traits between sexes. Both sexes of B. tricarinata showed strong evidence of an activity syndrome underlying movement and foraging ecology, whereas only male B. giganteus showed evidence of an activity syndrome. Generally, individuals that were more active and bolder, in a standard open arena test were also more active when a food stimulus was present. Interestingly, individual differences in metabolism were not related to individual differences in behaviour based on present data. Our study provides the first measurements of behavioural syndromes and metabolism in giant deep-sea isopods.

  1. Structure and Property of Bamboo Fiber

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    The chemical composition, fiber characteristics, crystalline structure, mechanical properties and thermal behavior of the five species of bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis cv.Pachyloe, Bambusa tootisk, Arundinaia amabilis, B.vulgaris cv. Vittata, and Dendrocalamus affinis) were studied with IR, X-ray, DSC and chemical analyses. The results indicated that the benzene-ethanol extractive content of bamboo was higher than that of wood, the content of lignin and the content of pentosan were 19.1% - 25.3% and 14.9% - ...

  2. Comparative Study of the Resistance of Six Hawaii-Grown Bamboo Species to Attack by the Subterranean Termites Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann) (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae).

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    Hapukotuwa, Nirmala K; Grace, J Kenneth

    2011-11-03

    Bamboo is widely grown and utilized as a construction material around the world, particularly in the tropics. At present, there are about 70 bamboo species and varieties recorded from Hawaii. The objective of our study was to determine the relative resistance of six Hawaii-grown bamboo species to attack by Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann). Four-week laboratory feeding trials were performed as described in standard E1-09 of the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA 2009). Samples of each of the six bamboo species were individually exposed to 200 termites (with 10% soldiers); and termite mortality, wood mass loss, and visual appearance of the samples (on a scale of 0-10) were recorded at the conclusion of the trail. Mean mass losses of the six species as a result of termite feeding ranged from 13-29%; with the two most resistant bamboo species, Gigantocholoa pseudoarundinacea and Bambusa oldhamii, demonstrating significantly greater resistance to termite attack than the most susceptible bamboo species, Guadua anguistifolia, with both termite species. Dendrocalamus brandisii, Dendrocalamus latiflorus, and Bambusa hirose were intermediate in their termite resistance. Overall, we observed very little difference in wood preference between C. formosanus and C. gestroi. Although bamboo is a very promising construction material, and species clearly differ in their susceptibility to termite attack, all six species evaluated in the present study would require additional protection for use under conditions of high termite pressure.

  3. Comparative Study of the Resistance of Six Hawaii-Grown Bamboo Species to Attack by the Subterranean Termites Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae

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    J. Kenneth Grace

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Bamboo is widely grown and utilized as a construction material around the world, particularly in the tropics. At present, there are about 70 bamboo species and varieties recorded from Hawaii. The objective of our study was to determine the relative resistance of six Hawaii-grown bamboo species to attack by Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann. Four-week laboratory feeding trials were performed as described in standard E1-09 of the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA 2009. Samples of each of the six bamboo species were individually exposed to 200 termites (with 10% soldiers; and termite mortality, wood mass loss, and visual appearance of the samples (on a scale of 0–10 were recorded at the conclusion of the trail. Mean mass losses of the six species as a result of termite feeding ranged from 13–29%; with the two most resistant bamboo species, Gigantocholoa pseudoarundinacea and Bambusa oldhamii, demonstrating significantly greater resistance to termite attack than the most susceptible bamboo species, Guadua anguistifolia, with both termite species. Dendrocalamus brandisii, Dendrocalamus latiflorus, and Bambusa hirose were intermediate in their termite resistance. Overall, we observed very little difference in wood preference between C. formosanus and C. gestroi. Although bamboo is a very promising construction material, and species clearly differ in their susceptibility to termite attack, all six species evaluated in the present study would require additional protection for use under conditions of high termite pressure.

  4. Surface properties correlate to the digestibility of hydrothermally pretreated lignocellulosic Poaceae biomass feedstocks

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    Tristan Djajadi, Demi; Hansen, Aleksander R.; Jensen, Anders

    2017-01-01

    in response to hydrothermal pretreatment at different severities are still not sufficiently understood. Results: Potentially important lignocellulosic feedstocks for biorefining, corn stover (Zea mays subsp. mays L.), stalks of Miscanthus × giganteus, and wheat straw (Triticum aestivum L.) were systematically...... hydrothermally pretreated; each at three different severities of 3.65, 3.83, and 3.97, respectively, and the enzymatic digestibility was assessed.Pretreated samples of Miscanthus × giganteus stalks were the least digestible among the biomass feedstocks producing~24 to 66.6% lower glucose yields than the other...... feedstocks depending on pretreatment severity and enzymedosage. Bulk biomass composition analyses, 2D nuclear magnetic resonance, and comprehensive microarray polymer profiling were not able to explain the observed differences in recalcitrance among the pretreated feedstocks. However, methods characterizing...

  5. Etude des propriétés anti-oxydantes, anti-inflammatoires, anti-prolifératives et anti-migratoires des huiles essentielles de quelques plantes médicinales du Burkina Faso sur des lignées cellulaires du cancer de la prostate et de glioblastomes

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    Bayala, Bagora

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    Essential oils are natural complex of volatile and odorous molecules, synthesized by aromatic plants. They have anti-infective, antioxidant, anticancer properties... The present work concerned the chemical composition, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer propertiesof essential oils of Cymbopogon giganteus Chiov., Cymbopogon citratus [DC] Stapf, Ocimum basilicum Linnæus, Ocimum americanum Linnæus, Hyptis spicigera Lamarck, Lippia multiflora Moldenk, Ageratum conyzoides Linnæus, Eucal...

  6. Parasitic macrofungi (Basidiomycetes on fruit shrubs and trees in the Tarnów town (S Poland

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    Marcin Piątek

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    Full Text Available Results of 6 years of research carried out in the Tarnów town, southern Poland, are presented. Total number of 27 species of Basidiomycetes were recorded on 7 species of fruit shrubs and trees. Some of them were found on hosts new for Poland, on Malus domestica - Abortiporus biennis, Ganoderma australe, Meripilus giganteus, Stereum hirsutum and Volvariella bombycina; on Juglans regia - Ganoderma applanalum and Hineola auricula-judae.

  7. Estudo de fibras vegetais, mucilagem de cacto e gesso em componentes construtivos

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    Neste trabalho, foram estudados três diferentes materiais: fibras vegetais (fibras de bambu, de sisal e de coco), gesso e mucilagem dos cactos Opuntia ficus-indica e Nopalea cochenillifera. A mucilagem do cacto Nopalea possui propriedades aditivas tal como o cacto Opuntia. A mucilagem adicionada às pastas de gesso possibilitou a redução do traço e aumento do tempo de pega, permitindo a elaboração de uma pasta consistente e, nos corpos-de-prova elaborados com estas misturas, os melhores result...

  8. Ecologia de mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae em criadouros naturais e artificiais de área rural do Norte do Estado do Paraná, Brasil. V. Coleta de larvas em recipientes artificiais instalados em mata ciliar

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A utilização pelos Culicidae de recipientes contendo água para a colocação de seus ovos, em área antropogênica, pode indicar plasticidade genética que os direcione evolutivamente no sentido da domiciliação. Nesse sentido, foram coletadas as diferentes espécies de Culicidae que colonizam recipientes alocados em mata ciliar, na área rural. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram instalados recipientes de pneu, plástico, lata e bambu, em mata ciliar, em área rural no Norte do Paraná, Brasil. RESULTADOS: Coletaram-se larvas de Cx. grupo coronator, Cx. declarator, Cx. laticlasper, Cx. (Melanoconion secção Spissipes, Cx. tatoi, Tr. compressum, Tr. pallidiventer, Ae. terrens, Cx. mollis, Cx. bigoti, Hg. leucocelaenus, Cx. eduardoi, Cx. quinquefasciatus, Li. durhamii e Toxorhynchites sp. As cinco primeiras espécies foram específicas de pneus. As duas espécies de Trichoprosopon ficaram restritas a bambu. Ae. terrens e Cx. mollis foram caletadas em pneu e bambu, Cx. bigoti foi coletada em pneu, lata e bambu, enquanto que Hg. leucocelaenus só não foi encontrada em lata. As quatro últimas espécies foram coletadas em todos os tipos de recipientes. Cx. quinquefasciatus, Cx. eduardoi, Li. durhamii tiveram significante flutuação populacional. CONCLUSÕES: O pneu caracterizou-se como o recipiente mais aceito pelos culicídeos. As áreas onde a mata ciliar esteve mais densa e o locais onde o solo esteve mais úmido foram os pontos com maior número de capturas. A mata ciliar, mesmo muito reduzida e alterada, foi suficiente para abrigar várias espécies de culicídeos. As espécies caputradas podem ser portadoras de plasticidade gênica que as capacitem a colonizar ambientes antropogênicos.

  9. Ecologia de mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae em criadouros naturais e artificiais de área rural do Norte do Estado do Paraná, Brasil. V. Coleta de larvas em recipientes artificiais instalados em mata ciliar

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    Lopes José

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A utilização pelos Culicidae de recipientes contendo água para a colocação de seus ovos, em área antropogênica, pode indicar plasticidade genética que os direcione evolutivamente no sentido da domiciliação. Nesse sentido, foram coletadas as diferentes espécies de Culicidae que colonizam recipientes alocados em mata ciliar, na área rural. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram instalados recipientes de pneu, plástico, lata e bambu, em mata ciliar, em área rural no Norte do Paraná, Brasil. RESULTADOS: Coletaram-se larvas de Cx. grupo coronator, Cx. declarator, Cx. laticlasper, Cx. (Melanoconion secção Spissipes, Cx. tatoi, Tr. compressum, Tr. pallidiventer, Ae. terrens, Cx. mollis, Cx. bigoti, Hg. leucocelaenus, Cx. eduardoi, Cx. quinquefasciatus, Li. durhamii e Toxorhynchites sp. As cinco primeiras espécies foram específicas de pneus. As duas espécies de Trichoprosopon ficaram restritas a bambu. Ae. terrens e Cx. mollis foram caletadas em pneu e bambu, Cx. bigoti foi coletada em pneu, lata e bambu, enquanto que Hg. leucocelaenus só não foi encontrada em lata. As quatro últimas espécies foram coletadas em todos os tipos de recipientes. Cx. quinquefasciatus, Cx. eduardoi, Li. durhamii tiveram significante flutuação populacional. CONCLUSÕES: O pneu caracterizou-se como o recipiente mais aceito pelos culicídeos. As áreas onde a mata ciliar esteve mais densa e o locais onde o solo esteve mais úmido foram os pontos com maior número de capturas. A mata ciliar, mesmo muito reduzida e alterada, foi suficiente para abrigar várias espécies de culicídeos. As espécies caputradas podem ser portadoras de plasticidade gênica que as capacitem a colonizar ambientes antropogênicos.

  10. 开花复壮桂竹林的生产力

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    渡边政俊

    1983-01-01

    @@ 一、引言 日本的桂竹(Phyllostachys bambu-soides)在60年代至70年代这段时间,由于发生群集开花而遭到致命的打击.近年来,这些竹林又从严重衰败中逐渐在恢复正常生长.本文论述了开花复壮幼令桂竹的生产力.

  11. 恋恋自然

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    2011-01-01

    环保品牌bambu from Nest继续推进天然清爽竹概念推出一系列竹制新品,Trio Tea Light三重奏烛台造型圆滑流畅,是打造优雅居室的完美选择,Coaster with Tree树杯垫,装饰清新可爱,经水洗处理,Hybrid coaster软木和竹混合杯垫,质感舒适,所有产品均利用可持续材料制作。

  12. Influência da pressão e temperatura na cristalinidade da illita em sequências Proterozoicas: Norte do Distrito Federal e Goiás, Brasil

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    Full Text Available As sequências Proterozoicas, ao Norte no Distrito Federal e na região de Bezerra e Vila Boa (Goiás, são constituídas por calcários e dolomitos, pelitos e arenitos correspondentes aos Grupos Bambuí e Paranoá. No Distrito Federal, tais unidades são sobrepostas tectonicamente por rochas metassedimentares de fácies xisto-verde do Grupo Canastra. Entre os constituintes minerais dos termos pelíticos de todas estas unidades, predominam os filossilicatos, particularmente a illita e a muscovita, identificados por difração de Raios X, com o auxílio de decomposição da reflexão em d(001. O Índice de Kübler (Índice de Cristalinidade da Illita complementa a interpretação da diagênese local e da possível influência de carga tectônica sobre diagênese/metamorfismo, resultante da sobreposição por falha de empurrão das rochas do Grupo Canastra sobre aquelas dos grupos Paranoá e Bambuí, na região do Distrito Federal. Os resultados indicam condições de epizona para as amostras analisadas do Grupo Canastra e anquizona para aquelas dos Grupos Bambuí e Paranoá, sendo que os valores do Índice de Kübler são menores nas rochas expostas ao norte do Distrito Federal do que na região de Bezerra, em Vila Boa. Além disso, os índices das rochas do Grupo Bambuí são inferiores aos do Paranoá em toda a região estudada, indicando que a influência da carga tectônica ocorre de forma gradativa, partindo do ponto de maior carga.

  13. Como as ações de saúde pensam o homem e como o homem as repensa: uma análise antropológica do controle da doença de Chagas How health activities view man and how man rethinks them: an anthropological analysis of Chagas disease control

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    Claudia Magnani

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    Full Text Available Estudo antropológico sobre a percepção cultural de um grupo de residentes no Município de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil, em relação à experiência de doença de Chagas e ao impacto das ações de saúde na vida social. Foi realizada uma pesquisa etnográfica baseada no instrumento de entrevista aberta, buscando identificar a percepção individual de 35 habitantes de Bambuí (chagásicos e não que viveram na região desde os anos quarenta, quando as ações de saúde foram promovidas para combater a doença de Chagas. Dentro de uma ampla análise da percepção social do efeito das ações de saúde implementadas, procurou-se observar as representações culturais do processo do adoecer. O estudo pretende contribuir para que as intervenções de saúde possam atuar de forma integral, incluindo os aspectos sócio-culturais com a população à qual se dirigem. A perspectiva cultural assume um importante papel para evitar sofrimento social.This anthropological study addresses the cultural perceptions of a group of residents in the city of Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, in relation to experience with Chagas disease and the impact of health measures on social life. The ethnographic study was based on open interviews, seeking to identify individual perceptions among 35 inhabitants of Bambuí (with and without Chagas disease living in the region since the 1940s, when Chagas disease control activities were launched. Within a broad analysis of social perceptions concerning the effect of these health measures, the study sought to observe the cultural representations of the illness process. The study is intended to contribute to comprehensive work in health interventions, including the target population's socio-cultural characteristics. The cultural perspective plays an important role in preventing social distress.

  14. VEKTOR PENEBAR MAUT PEYAKIT DEMAM BERDARAH DENGUE

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    Full Text Available Demam Berdarah Dengue merupakan penyakit akut yang disebabkan oleh virus Dengue yang terdiri empat type yaitu D1, D2, D3 dan D4, ditularkan dari orang ke orang melalui gigitan nyamuk yang infected (mengandung virus dengue. Jenis nyamuk penular Demam Berdarah adalah Aedes yang berkembang biak pada genangan air jernih yang tidak langsung berhubungan dengan tanah meliputi bejana buatan manusia (container, maupun genangan air jernih di alam seperti: lubang pohon, pelepah pisang, bekas potongan bambu yang terisi air hujan.

  15. Efeito inibidor dos extratos hidroalcóolicos de coberturas mortas sobre a germinação de sementes de cenoura e alface

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    Cláudio L. M. de Souza; Morais,Verônica de; Silva,Elania R. da; Higino M. Lopes; Tozani,Roberto; M.S. Parraga; Carvalho,Geizi J. A. de

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi obter a prospecção fitoquímica e avaliar o efeito inibitório dos extratos hidroalcóolicos de capim-gordura (Melinis minutiflora), capim-jaraguá (Hyparrhenia rufa), capim-colonião (Panicum maximum), mucuna (Mucuna aterrima) e serrapilheira de bambu (Bambuza spp.), sobre a germinação de sementes de alface e cenoura. O teste de germinação foi conduzido sobre papel umedecido com extrato das espécies citadas diluídos em 25, 50, 75 e 100 % (v/v), e água destilada. Aval...

  16. Nuclear SSR markers for Miscanthus, Saccharum, and related grasses (Saccharinae, Poaceae)1

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    Hodkinson, Trevor R.; de Cesare, Mariateresa; Barth, Susanne

    2013-01-01

    • Premise of the study: We developed nuclear simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for the characterization of the biomass crop Miscanthus, especially M. sacchariflorus, M. sinensis, and M. ×giganteus, and tested for cross-species amplification. • Methods and Results: Twenty-nine SSR markers (di- and tetranucleotide repeats) were developed from DNA sequences obtained from 192 clones from an enriched genomic library of M. sinensis. All markers were successfully amplified in M. sacchariflorus, M. sinensis, and M. ×giganteus, and 19 amplified across a broad range of Miscanthus species. Polymorphism information content and expected heterozygosity values (19 locus sample) were 0.88 and 0.89, respectively, for M. sinensis, 0.48 and 0.54 for M. sacchariflorus, and were the lowest in M. ×giganteus (0.33, 0.41). Thirteen out of 19 primer pairs showed cross-species amplification in non-Miscanthus sensu stricto taxa. • Conclusions: The new set of 29 SSR markers will be of high value for characterizing Miscanthus germplasm collections, for prebreeding, and for assessing variation in natural populations. PMID:25202497

  17. Nuclear SSR Markers for Miscanthus, Saccharum, and Related Grasses (Saccharinae, Poaceae

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    Trevor R. Hodkinson

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Premise of the study: We developed nuclear simple sequence repeat (SSR markers for the characterization of the biomass crop Miscanthus, especially M. sacchariflorus, M. sinensis, and M. ×giganteus, and tested for cross-species amplification. Methods and Results: Twenty-nine SSR markers (di- and tetranucleotide repeats were developed from DNA sequences obtained from 192 clones from an enriched genomic library of M. sinensis. All markers were successfully amplified in M. sacchariflorus, M. sinensis, and M. ×giganteus, and 19 amplified across a broad range of Miscanthus species. Polymorphism information content and expected heterozygosity values (19 locus sample were 0.88 and 0.89, respectively, for M. sinensis, 0.48 and 0.54 for M. sacchariflorus, and were the lowest in M. ×giganteus (0.33, 0.41. Thirteen out of 19 primer pairs showed cross-species amplification in non-Miscanthus sensu stricto taxa. Conclusions: The new set of 29 SSR markers will be of high value for characterizing Miscanthus germplasm collections, for prebreeding, and for assessing variation in natural populations.

  18. A comparison of canopy evapotranspiration between perennial rhizomatous grasses and Zea mays

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    Hickman, G.; Bernacchi, C.; Dohleman, F.

    2008-12-01

    Perennial rhizomatous C4 grasses are currently considered one of the most promising vegetation types to accommodate a cellulosic feedstock based liquid fuel economy. The current focus on using these vegetation types as a source of renewable fuel has sparked numerous concerns associated with environmental impacts. Of particular interest is the impact that altering the composition of vegetation at the landscape scale would have on local and regional hydrological cycles. We hypothesize that evapotranspiration, ET, will be higher for perennial grasses relative to maize as a result higher leaf area, higher above-ground biomass and prolonged growing seasons. To test this hypothesis, a technique in which ET is estimated as the residual in the energy balance equation from measurements of net radiation and sensible and latent heat fluxes was employed. Measurements were made during the 2007 growing season for three replicate plots of the perennial rhizomatous grasses Miscanthus giganteus and Panicum virgatum, as well as for Zea mays planted at the University of Illinois South Farms. When averaged across the entire growing season, ET for M. giganteus was double relative to Z. mays, and 130% of P. virgatum ET. When compared over the periods in which all three species experienced mature and closed canopies (from day of year 200 to 250), M. giganteus still showed higher rates of ET compared with Z. mays, however, the increase was only ~15%. We conclude that ET associated with perennial alternative energy crops are higher relative to annual row crop; with most ET disparity, particularly for P. virgatum, being driven by phenology, quicker canopy closure and a prolonged growing season. Physiological rates of ET were highest for M. giganteus, followed by Z. mays, followed P. virgatum. Differences in phenology were more important than those of physiology for ET overshadowing effects from increased biomass associated with M. giganteus and/or a physiological difference between these

  19. AVALIAÇÃO DA QUALIDADE DO SOMBREAMENTO ARBÓREO NO MEIO RURAL

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    Cristiane Guiselini

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, avaliar a qualidade das sombras proporcionadas por algumas espécies arbóreas, de forma a quantificar e estabelecer um critério para indicação aos produtores rurais e paisagistas. Foram avaliadas as sombras das espécies: Melia azedarach (Santa Babara, Leucaena leucocephala (Leucena, Terminalia catappa (Chapéu de Sol e Bambusa vulgaris (Bambu cujos dados foram colhidos de hora em hora; no período entre as 9:00 até as 17:00 h, registrou-se: temperatura de bulbo seco, temperatura de bulbo úmido, umidade relativa, temperatura de globo negro e velocidade do vento, com instrumentos localizados debaixo da sombra respectiva e, a partir dos dados coletados, obtiveram-se os índices de conforto térmico: carga térmica radiante (CTR, índice de termômetro de globo negro (WBGT e índice de temperatura e umidade relativa (THI. Os resultados obtidos após a análise estatística dos dados, permitiram concluir que a Leucena possui qualidade de sombra inferior às demais e que o Bambu apresentou melhores características térmicas. A Santa Bárbara e Chapéu de Sol não se diferenciaram estatisticamente e apresentaram valores intermediários.

  20. O GERENCIAMENTO DOS RESÍDUOS SÓLIDOS URBANOS DO MUNICÍPIO DE BAMBUÍ/MG E SEUS POSSÍVEIS REFLEXOS NO DESENVOLVIMENTO DA ATIVIDADE TURÍSTICA

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    Lilian Carla Moreira Bento, Stefânia Mara de Faria

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Os resíduos sólidos são um dos grandes problemas da atualidade, provocando impactos sócio-econômicose ambientais. Nessa perspectiva, é interessante analisar como a gestão desses resíduos pode afetar naimagem e desenvolvimento turísticos de uma localidade. O objetivo dessa pesquisa é analisar como omunicípio de Bambuí, região centro-oeste de Minas Gerais, gerencia os resíduos sólidos urbanos queproduz e como este gerenciamento pode influenciar no seu desenvolvimento turístico. A metodologiaempregada envolveu revisão bibliográfica, trabalhos de campo e entrevistas. Depreende-se que o municípioem questão apresenta um gerenciamento inadequado dos resíduos sólidos, comprometendo a sadiaqualidade de vida da comunidade e do meio ambiente de Bambuí, bem como a imagem e desenvolvimentoturísticos, sinalizando para a necessidade da realização integrada do planejamento ambiental e do turismo.

  1. Microbiological Quality of Various Medicinal Herbal Teas and Coffee Substitutes

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    V.H. Tournas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Various herbal teas including German chamomile, Chrysanthemum Vascuflow herb tea, hop, jasmine and orange flowers, sweet marjoram, spearmint and thyme leaves, and papaya-mint tea as well as coffee substitutes (Bambu instant Swiss, Teeccino chocolate-mint, and Teeccino Mediterranean Espresso were analyzed for fungal contamination and the presence of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (APC. The results of this investigation showed that fungal counts reached levels as high as 5.8 × 105 colony forming units (cfu per gram. German chamomile harbored the highest fungal contamination. The most common fungi found in herbal teas were Aspergillus niger, Penicillium spp., Eurotium rubrum, E. chevalieri, A. flavus, Fusarium spp., Alternaria alternata, and yeasts. Among the coffee substitutes, only the chocolate-mint coffee was contaminated with low numbers (<1.0 × 103 cfu g−1 of E. rubrum, Ulocladium spp. and Phoma spp., and with yeasts (<100–6.8 × 103 cfu g−1. Aerobic mesophilic bacteria were recovered from 100% of the herbal tea, chocolate-mint and Mediterranean Espresso, and from 50% of the Bambu instant Swiss coffee samples. The highest APC counts of 1.2 × 107 cfu g−1 were observed in spearmint leaves.

  2. Adsorption of dimethyl sulfide from aqueous solution by a cost-effective bamboo charcoal.

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    Wang, Ming; Huang, Zheng-Hong; Liu, Guangjia; Kang, Feiyu

    2011-06-15

    The adsorption of dimethyl sulfide from an aqueous solution by a cost-effective bamboo charcoal from Dendrocalamus was studied in comparison with other carbon adsorbents. The bamboo charcoal exhibited superior adsorption on dimethyl sulfide compared with powdered activated carbons at different adsorbent dosages. The adsorption characteristics of dimethyl sulfide onto bamboo charcoal were investigated under varying experimental conditions such as particle size, contact time, initial concentration and adsorbent dosage. The dimethyl sulfide removal was enhanced from 31 to 63% as the particle size was decreased from 24-40 to >300 mesh for the bamboo charcoal. The removal efficiency increased with increasing the adsorbent dosage from 0.5 to 10mg, and reached 70% removal efficiency at 10mg adsorbed. The adsorption capacity (μg/g) increased with increasing concentration of dimethyl sulfide while the removal efficiency decreased. The adsorption process conforms well to a pseudo-second-order kinetics model. The adsorption of dimethyl sulfide is more appropriately described by the Freundlich isotherm (R(2), 0.9926) than by the Langmuir isotherm (R(2), 0.8685). Bamboo charcoal was characterized by various analytical methods to understand the adsorption mechanism. Bamboo charcoal is abundant in acidic and alcohol functional groups normally not observed in PAC. A distinct difference is that the superior mineral composition of Fe (0.4 wt%) and Mn (0.6 wt%) was detected in bamboo charcoal-elements not found in PAC. Acidic functional group and specific adsorption sites would be responsible for the strong adsorption of dimethyl sulfide onto bamboo charcoal of Dendrocalamus origin.

  3. The first complete skeleton of Megaloceros verticornis (Dawkins, 1868 Cervidae, Mammalia, from Bilshausen (Lower Saxony, Germany: description and phylogenetic implications

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    T. Pfeiffer

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The first well preserved, articulated skeleton of a young male deer of Megaloceros verticornis (Dawkins, 1868 was excavated from early Middle Pleistocene sediments of the clay pit of Bilshausen (Unter-Eichsfeld, Lower Saxony. This find made it possible, for the first time, to establish, using cladistic techniques, the systematic position of Megaloceros verticornis among Pleistocene and Holocene plesiometacarpal and telemetacarpal cervids. By contrast to the antler and tooth characters, the postcranial characters, in particular, are suitable for phylogeny reconstruction. Megaloceros verticornis from Bilshausen shows great similarity with M. giganteus of the Upper Pleistocene of Europe in its skeletal morphology, and bootstrap values (BP = 100 show strong support for the monophyly of M. giganteus and M. verticornis. The analysis yields no evidence, however, of a close relationship between Dama and Megaloceros, which has been widely discussed in the literature because of the presence of large, palmated antlers in both genera. Aus der Tongrube von Bilshausen (Unter-Eichsfeld, Niedersachsen konnte das erste, vollständige Skelett eines jugen Hirsches von Megaloceros verticornis (Dawkins, 1868 aus mittelpleistozänen Sedimentablagerungen geborgen werden. Dieser Fund ermöglichte es erstmalig, die systematische Stellung von Megaloceros verticornis im System plesiometacarpaler und telemetacarpaler Hirsche des Pleistozäns und Holozäns auf breiter Basis zu untersuchen. Im Gegensatz zu den Geweih- und Zahnmerkmalen eignen sich die postcranialen Merkmale des Skelettes besonders gut für eine phylogenetische Rekonstruktion der Hirsche. Die Gemeinsamkeit Großer Schaufelgeweihe bei Dama dama und dem Riesenhirsch Megaloceros giganteus hat dazu geführt, beide in eine enge phylogenetische Beziehung zu setzen, was in der Literatur zu einer anhaltenden Kontroverse geführt hat. Die Analyse der Morphologie der postcranialen Elemente zeigt jedoch, dass es keine

  4. C4 bioenergy crops for cool climates, with special emphasis on perennial C4 grasses.

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    Sage, Rowan F; de Melo Peixoto, Murilo; Friesen, Patrick; Deen, Bill

    2015-07-01

    There is much interest in cultivating C4 perennial plants in northern climates where there is an abundance of land and a potential large market for biofuels. C4 feedstocks can exhibit superior yields to C3 alternatives during the long warm days of summer at high latitude, but their summer success depends on an ability to tolerate deep winter cold, spring frosts, and early growth-season chill. Here, we review cold tolerance limits in C4 perennial grasses. Dozens of C4 species are known from high latitudes to 63 °N and elevations up to 5200 m, demonstrating that C4 plants can adapt to cold climates. Of the three leading C4 grasses being considered for bioenergy production in cold climates--Miscanthus spp., switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), and prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)--all are tolerant of cool temperatures (10-15 °C), but only cordgrass tolerates hard spring frosts. All three species overwinter as dormant rhizomes. In the productive Miscanthus×giganteus hybrids, exposure to temperatures below -3 °C to -7 °C will kill overwintering rhizomes, while for upland switchgrass and cordgrass, rhizomes survive exposure to temperatures above -20 °C to -24 °C. Cordgrass emerges earlier than switchgrass and M. giganteus genotypes, but lacks the Miscanthus growth potential once warmer days of late spring arrive. To enable C4-based bioenergy production in colder climates, breeding priorities should emphasize improved cold tolerance of M.×giganteus, and enhanced productivity of switchgrass and cordgrass. This should be feasible in the near future, because wild populations of each species exhibit a diverse range of cold tolerance and growth capabilities.

  5. Técnicas de colheita para tomate de mesa Harvesting methods for fresh market tomatoes

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    Marcos David Ferreira

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Comparou-se a qualidade de frutos provenientes de colheita utilizando cestas de bambu e sacolas de lona plástica em campos de produção na região de Mogi-Guaçu, SP. Utilizou-se como testemunha frutos não submetidos ao manuseio. O delineamento utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial (sistemas de colheita x dias após a colheita com três repetições. Foram observados o tempo de colheita, incidência de danos físicos (% originados no campo e/ou no processo de colheita, perda de masa (% durante o armazenamento, e a qualidade visual após armazenamento por 21 dias a temperatura ambiente (23ºC. O tempo necessário para realizar a colheita no mesmo número de plantas utilizando-se cesta de bambu foi superior em 20%, em relação à sacola plástica. A incidência de danos físicos (% e perda de massa (%, apesar de maiores nos frutos colhidos com sacola, não foram significativamente diferentes dos colhidos com cestas de bambus. Observou-se maior perda de massa (% durante o armazenamento nos frutos colhidos utilizando-se sacolas de lonas plásticas. Após armazenamento por 21 dias, frutos colhidos com sacola plástica apresentavam maiores perdas do que aqueles colhidos utilizando-se cestas de bambu, principalmente devido a danos físicos e podridões.Quality of tomato fruits harvested using traditional bamboo baskets was compared to fruits harvested using harvest bags in the Mogi Guaçu region, São Paulo State, Brazil. Fruits not submitted to handling were used as control. The trial was totally randomized (harvest system x days after harvest in a factorial design. The observed data were time spent for each harvest operation, mechanical injury (% caused either in the field or/and in the process of harvesting, weight loss (% during storage and final quality of fruits after storage for 21 days at room temperature (23ºC. The time necessary for the harvest with bamboo baskets was 20% higher than using plastic bags. The results

  6. Published data and new records to the fauna of Eupelmidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera in Bulgaria

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    MIROSLAV ANTOV

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This study presents information about published data on eupelmid fauna of Bulgaria and new records of 16 species distributed in the country. Some of them are reared from Cynipidae (Hymenoptera galls on Quercus, Rosa, Hypecoum, as well as from Cecidomyiidae (Diptera developing in stems of Eryngium campestre L. Other species are reared from pods of Astragalus glycyphyllos L. and seeds of Dianthus giganteus dʼUrv. New host associations are established. As a result of the study 4 species and 1 genus are new to the fauna of Bulgaria.

  7. The effect of harvest time, dry matter content and mechanical pretreatments on anaerobic digestion and enzymatic hydrolysis of miscanthus

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    Nielsen, Susanne Frydendal; Hjorth, Maibritt; Baby, Sanmohan;

    2016-01-01

    the highest methane yield and highest levels of enzymatically-accessible cellulose. The driest biomass gave the best effect from extrusion but with the highest energy consumption, whereas roller-milling was most efficient on wet biomass. The addition of water to the last harvest improved the effect of roller......Miscanthus x giganteus was harvested as both green and mature biomass and the dry matter content of the driest harvest was artificially decreased by adding water in two subsamples, giving a total of five dry matter contents. All five biomass types were mechanically pretreated by roller...

  8. Marker-Trait Association for Biomass Yield of Potential Bio-fuel Feedstock Miscanthus sinensis from Southwest China

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    Gang eNie

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available As a great potential bio-fuel feedstock, the genus Miscanthus has been widely studied around the world, especially Miscanthus × giganteus owing to its high biomass yield in Europe and North America. However, the narrow genetic basis and sterile characteristics of M. × giganteus have become a limitation for utilization and adaptation to extreme climate conditions. In this study, we focused on one of the progenitors of M. × giganteus, Miscanthus sinensis, which was originally distributed in East Asia with abundant genetic resources and comparable biomass yield potential to M. × giganteus in some areas. A collection of 138 individuals was selected for conducting a three-year trial of biomass production and analyzed by using 104 pairs of SRAP, ISAP, and SSR primers for genetic diversity as well as marker-trait association. Significant differences in biomass yield and related traits were observed among individuals. Tiller number, fresh biomass yield per plant and dry biomass yield per plant had a high level of phenotypic variation among individuals and the coefficient of variation were all above 40% in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The majority of the traits had a significant correlation with the biomass yield except for the length and width of flag leaves. Plant height was a highly stable trait correlated with biomass yield. A total of 1059 discernible loci were detected by markers across individuals. The population structure (Q and cluster analyses identified three subpopulations in the collection and family relative kinship (K represented a very complex relationship among M. sinensis populations from Southwest China. Model testing identified that Q+K was the best model for describing the associations between the markers and traits, compared to the simple linear, Q or K model. Using the Q+K model, 12 significant associations (P < 0.001 were identified including four markers with plant height and one with biomass yield. Such associations would serve an

  9. GIANT MISCANTHUS AS A SUBSTRATE FOR BIOGAS PRODUCTION

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    Joanna Kazimierowicz

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    Full Text Available One unconventional source of energy, which may be applied in numerous production and municipal processes, is energy accumulated in plants. As a result of photosynthesis, solar energy is transformed into chemical energy accumulated in a form of carbohydrates in the plant biomass, which becomes the material that is more and more sought by power distribution companies and individual users. Currently, a lot of research on obtaining biogas from energy crops is conducted. Corn silage is used most often, however, there is a demand for alternative plants. The experiment described in this article was conducted with the use of giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus Giganteus.

  10. HOUSE-SCALE TRIAL OF FENFLUTHRIN (OMS-2013 AGAINST DDT RESISTANT ANOPHELES ACONITUS IN CENTRAL JAVA

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    Barodji Barodji

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Pengujian racun serangga fenfluthrin 5% w.d.p. dengan dosis 20 mg/m2 tingkat perumahan telah dilakukan untuk menanggulangi vektor malaria Anopheles aconitus yang sudah kebal terhadap DDT di desa Sekolo, Kecamatan Boja, Jawa Tengah. Penilaian entomologi dikerjakan dengan cara pengujian hayati kontak langsung, kontak tidak langsung dan penangkapan An. aconitus yang istirahat di dalam kandang pagi hari. Hasil pengujian hayati kontak langsung menunjukkan bahwa umur residu fenfluthrin yang disem­protkan pada permukaan dinding dengan dosis 20 mg/m2 adalah tidak lama (hanya sekitar 1 bulan. Umur residu yang efektip (kematian >70% hanya dipermukaan bambu pada 4 hari setelah penyemprot­an. Pengaruh fumigasi racun serangga ini sangat lemah, kematian hanya sebesar 14% dalam pengujian hayati kontak tidak langsung pada 4 hari setelah penyemprotan.

  11. Durabilidade natural de painéis aglomerados confeccionados com Eucalyptus grandis e Bambusa vulgaris em ensaio de apodrecimento acelerado Natural durability of Eucalyptus grandis and Bambusa vulgaris particleboards under accelerated fungi decay test

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    Diego Martins Stangerlin

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    Full Text Available O conhecimento acerca da resistência dos compostos ligno-celulósicos ao ataque de microrganismos é primordial para servir de base à prevenção da deterioração e a correta destinação de emprego do material. Nesse sentido, avaliou-se a resistência natural a fungos apodrecedores de painéis aglomerados confeccionados com partículas de madeira (Eucalyptus grandis e/ou bambu (Bambusa vulgaris. Foram produzidas, em laboratório, chapas aglomeradas nas dimensões 50x50x0,95cm e massa específica pré-estabelecida em 0,70g cm-3, nas proporções de 100:0, 75:25, 50:50, 25:75 e 0:100 de madeira e bambu, respectivamente. A massa de partículas representou 91% da massa seca de cada painel, sendo, o restante, formado pelo adesivo ureia-formaldeído (8% e parafina (1%. Para determinação da resistência natural ao ataque de fungos xilófagos, os painéis foram testados em laboratório e utilizados os fungos Gloeophyllum trabeum (podridão parda e Trametes versicolor (podridão branca, de acordo com a ASTM D 2017 (2005. Quanto aos resultados, foi observado que os painéis confeccionados com mistura de partículas de madeira e bambu apresentaram menor resistência ao ataque dos fungos apodrecedores. Painéis que utilizaram apenas bambu ou madeira apresentaram resistência biológica semelhante. Dentre os fungos, T. versicolor atacou mais severamente os painéis.The knowledge about lignocellulosic compounds strength to the attack of microorganisms is essential for preventing deterioration and also for knowing the correct usage of the material. Accordingly it was evaluated the natural resistance of wood panels made of particles of wood (Eucalyptus grandis and/or bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris to decay fungi. Particleboards were produced in laboratory, each of them with dimensions 50x50x0.95cm and density pre-set at 0.70g cm-3, in proportions of 100:0, 75:25, 50:50, 25:75 and 0:100 of wood and bamboo, respectively. The particles mass represented 91% of the

  12. Ecologia de mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae em criadouros naturais e artificiais de área rural do Norte do Estado do Paraná, Brasil. V. Coleta de larvas em recipientes artificiais instalados em mata ciliar Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae ecology of natural and artificial rural breeding places in horthern Parana, Brazil. V. Larvae captured in artificial reservoirs installed in ciliary forest

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    José Lopes

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A utilização pelos Culicidae de recipientes contendo água para a colocação de seus ovos, em área antropogênica, pode indicar plasticidade genética que os direcione evolutivamente no sentido da domiciliação. Nesse sentido, foram coletadas as diferentes espécies de Culicidae que colonizam recipientes alocados em mata ciliar, na área rural. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram instalados recipientes de pneu, plástico, lata e bambu, em mata ciliar, em área rural no Norte do Paraná, Brasil. RESULTADOS: Coletaram-se larvas de Cx. grupo coronator, Cx. declarator, Cx. laticlasper, Cx. (Melanoconion secção Spissipes, Cx. tatoi, Tr. compressum, Tr. pallidiventer, Ae. terrens, Cx. mollis, Cx. bigoti, Hg. leucocelaenus, Cx. eduardoi, Cx. quinquefasciatus, Li. durhamii e Toxorhynchites sp. As cinco primeiras espécies foram específicas de pneus. As duas espécies de Trichoprosopon ficaram restritas a bambu. Ae. terrens e Cx. mollis foram caletadas em pneu e bambu, Cx. bigoti foi coletada em pneu, lata e bambu, enquanto que Hg. leucocelaenus só não foi encontrada em lata. As quatro últimas espécies foram coletadas em todos os tipos de recipientes. Cx. quinquefasciatus, Cx. eduardoi, Li. durhamii tiveram significante flutuação populacional. CONCLUSÕES: O pneu caracterizou-se como o recipiente mais aceito pelos culicídeos. As áreas onde a mata ciliar esteve mais densa e o locais onde o solo esteve mais úmido foram os pontos com maior número de capturas. A mata ciliar, mesmo muito reduzida e alterada, foi suficiente para abrigar várias espécies de culicídeos. As espécies caputradas podem ser portadoras de plasticidade gênica que as capacitem a colonizar ambientes antropogênicos.INTRODUCTION: The use of receptacles containing water for the laying of the Culicidae eggs in an anthropogenic area, may indicate a genetic plasticity thet leads them evolutionarily towards domiciliation. Thus, the varions species of Culicidae which

  13. First record of Eremotherium laurillardi (Lund, 1842) (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Megatheriidae) in the Quaternary of Uberaba, Triângulo Mineiro (Minas Gerais State), Brazil

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    Martinelli, Agustín G.; Ferraz, Patrícia Fonseca; Cunha, Gabriel Cardoso; Cunha, Isabella Cardoso; de Souza Carvalho, Ismar; Borges Ribeiro, Luiz Carlos; Neto, Francisco Macedo; Cavellani, Camila Lourencini; de Paula Antunes Teixeira, Vicente; da Fonseca Ferraz, Mara Lúcia

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    Although the occurrence of Pleistocene mammals is abundant in many localities of Minas Gerais State (e.g., Lagoa Santa, Janaúba, Bambuí, Cordisburgo, Patos de Minas, Araxá), there are no references at present of Quaternary megafauna in Uberaba, Triângulo Mineiro, southeastern Brazil. This region is traditionally recognized for its taxonomically diverse fauna of the Late Cretaceous Bauru Group. In 2006, fossil material attributed to giant ground sloth Eremotherium laurillardi (Xenarthra, Megatheriidae), a typical taxon of the Brazilian Pleistocene, was discovered in the Uberaba City (Minas Gerais State). The specimen (CPP 1122) which is here described consists of several cranial and postcranial bones of a single individual. The material was confined to a small alluvial deposit, yielding in the Córrego da Saudade stream, which due its restricted area distribution it is not represented in geological maps.

  14. Aspectos clínicos, sociais e trabalhistas da doença de Chagas em área endêmica sob controle do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    João Carlos Pinto Dias

    1993-06-01

    Full Text Available Candidatos a emprego em construção civil na região de Bambuí, MG, submeteram-se a sorologia para doença de Chagas, eletrocardiograma e Rx de tórax e esôfago. De 301 candidatos recentes uma prevalência de 11,6% de infecção chagásica foi detectada, sendo 5,0% no grupo etário de 18-29 anos, 13,8% no de 30-39 e 39,4% no de 40 anos e acima. A ocorrência de ECGs alterados foi de 31,3% no grupo soropositivo contra 7,1% nos soronegativos (p Among 301 construction workers examined in Bambuí, Brasil, 11.6% presented positive serology for American trypanosomiasis, with aprevalence of 5.0% in the age group 17-29 years, 13.8% in the 30-39 and 39.4% in the 40-57. Electrocardiographic disturbances were detected in 31.3% of the seropositive and in 7.1% of the seronegative individuals, with a significant difference in the age group 40-57 years. Cardiac enlargement and oesophagopathy were detected respectivety in 8.6% and 8.6% of the positive and 1.5% and 0.8% of the negative group. Chagasic and non-chagasic individuals came from the same region and social status, but the seropositive group was more associated with low scholar ship and immediate antecedent of rural activities. The effectiveness of the programme of vector control installed in the Region in the years 1970 is once more confirmed by its positive impact on the prevalence and morbidity of human Chagas disease. Congenital and transfusional Chagas disease seem to play a very small epidemiologic role in the Region at the present time.

  15. C-, Sr-isotope stratigraphy of carbonate rocks from the Southern Espinhaço Ridge, Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil

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    LUCIO M.S. FRAGA

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Neoproterozoic carbonate rocks comprise different stratigraphic units in the southern part of the Espinhaço Ridge, Minas Gerais, Brazil. C, O- and Sr-isotope analyses were carried out along four selected stratigraphic sections across these formations. These are: (i the Rio Pardo Grande Formation in the upper portion of the Espinhaço Supergroup, sampled in section 3; (ii Macaúbas Group laminated limestones (Tijucuçu Farm and dolostone layers (Domingas Formation have been respectively sampled along the so-called sections 1 and 2, and (iii the lower stratigraphic units of the Bambuí Group, sampled in section 4. Laminated limestone samples from the Macaúbas Group have δ13C values as high as 10.9‰ decreasing up section to -1.1‰ and 87Sr/86Sr values vary from 0.7072 to 0.7076, a range commonly observed in Cryogenian rocks. In section 2, dolomitic samples exhibit 87Sr/86Sr from 0.7076 to 0.7077 while in section 3, 87Sr/86Sr from 0.7074 to 0.7079. In section 4, 87Sr/86Sr values are around 0.7080. The values of 87Sr/86Sr observed in carbonate samples from the Macaúbas Group are similar to those observed in the Sr-isotope secular curve for the Neoproterozoic. Carbonate samples from the base of the Bambuí Group correlate with Ediacaran fingerprints, after the Marinoan (ca. 635 Ma glaciation.

  16. Visualizing heterogeneity of photosynthetic properties of plant leaves with two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy.

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    Iermak, Ievgeniia; Vink, Jochem; Bader, Arjen N; Wientjes, Emilie; van Amerongen, Herbert

    2016-09-01

    Two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) was used to analyse the distribution and properties of Photosystem I (PSI) and Photosystem II (PSII) in palisade and spongy chloroplasts of leaves from the C3 plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the C4 plant Miscanthus x giganteus. This was achieved by separating the time-resolved fluorescence of PSI and PSII in the leaf. It is found that the PSII antenna size is larger on the abaxial side of A. thaliana leaves, presumably because chloroplasts in the spongy mesophyll are "shaded" by the palisade cells. The number of chlorophylls in PSI on the adaxial side of the A. thaliana leaf is slightly higher. The C4 plant M. x giganteus contains both mesophyll and bundle sheath cells, which have a different PSI/PSII ratio. It is shown that the time-resolved fluorescence of bundle sheath and mesophyll cells can be analysed separately. The relative number of chlorophylls, which belong to PSI (as compared to PSII) in the bundle sheath cells is at least 2.5 times higher than in mesophyll cells. FLIM is thus demonstrated to be a useful technique to study the PSI/PSII ratio and PSII antenna size in well-defined regions of plant leaves without having to isolate pigment-protein complexes.

  17. Mineral element levels in wild edible mushrooms from Yunnan, China.

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    Liu, Honggao; Zhang, Ji; Li, Tao; Shi, Yundong; Wang, Yuanzhong

    2012-06-01

    Ten species of wild edible mushrooms (Boletus griseus, Boletus speciosus, Lactarius hygrophoroides, Leucopaxillus giganteus, Macrocybe gigantea, Melanoleuca arcuata, Morchella deliciosa, Mycena haematopus, Pulveroboletus ravenelii, and Tricholoma matsutake) collected from Yunnan province of China, were analyzed for ten mineral elements (calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, and zinc) contents using ICP-AES. The minimum and maximum element contents of mushrooms were determined as milligrams per kilograms dry weight for Ca (38-470), Cr (0.45-6.3), Co (0.29-2.3), Cu (13-58), Fe (22-510), Mg (84-550), Mn (1.4-70), K (1,300-4,600), Na (190-670), and Zn (16-160). The mushrooms species with the highest levels of mineral elements were B. griseus for K and Na, P. ravenelii for Cu, M. deliciosa for Mn, L. giganteus for Cr and Fe, M. gigantea for Ca, Mg and Zn, T. matsutake for Co. These results demonstrate that the mineral element contents in mushrooms are considerably species dependent and affected by environmental factors.

  18. A multi-adaptive framework for the crop choice in paludicultural cropping systems

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    Nicola Silvestri

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The conventional cultivation of drained peatland causes peat oxidation, soil subsidence, nutrient loss, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity reduction. Paludiculture has been identified as an alternative management strategy consisting in the cultivation of biomass on wet and rewetted peatlands. This strategy can save these habitats and restore the ecosystem services provided by the peatlands both on the local and global scale. This paper illustrates the most important features to optimise the crop choice phase which is the crucial point for the success of paludiculture systems. A multi-adaptive framework was proposed. It was based on four points that should be checked to identify suitable crops for paludicultural cropping system: biological traits, biomass production, attitude to cultivation and biomass quality. The main agronomic implications were explored with the help of some results from a plurennial open-field experimentation carried out in a paludicultural system set up in the Massaciuccoli Lake Basin (Tuscany, Italy and a complete example of the method application was provided. The tested crops were Arundo donax L., Miscanthus×giganteus Greef et Deuter, Phragmites australis L., Populus×canadensis Moench. and Salix alba L. The results showed a different level of suitability ascribable to the different plant species proving that the proposed framework can discriminate the behaviour of tested crops. Phragmites australis L. was the most suitable crop whereas Populus×canadensis Moench and Miscanthus×giganteus Greef et Deuter (in the case of biogas conversion occupied the last positions in the ranking.

  19. Food and foraging preferences of three pteropodid bats in southern India

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    M.R Sudhakaran

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A study on the food, foraging and flight height in three species of pteropodid bats, namely Cynopterus sphinx, Rousettus leschenaultii and Pteropus giganteus was conducted in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts of southern Tamil Nadu, India. A total of 37 species of plants were identified as potential food plants of the pteropodid bats. The preference for fruits by pteropodids varied according to the developmental stages of fruits namely, immature, unripe and ripe. There is a relationship between the foraging activities of bats and the moon phase. Bats exhibit a varied foraging pattern and flight height. A variation in the foraging flight height was observed in C. sphinx and R. leschenaultii. R. leschenaultii was observed to have a higher foraging echelon than that of the C. sphinx. In our study we found that the C. sphinx forages normally at canopy level (up to 3.5m, R. leschenaultii forages at upper canopy levels (up to 9m and P. giganteus at a height above the canopy area (>9m.

  20. Cellulase and xylanase activity during the decomposition of three aquatic macrophytes in a tropical oxbow lagoon

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    L Sciessere

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Due to the connection between enzymatic activity and degradation of different fractions of organic matter, enzyme assays can be used to estimate degradation rates of particulate and dissolved organic carbon in freshwater systems. The aim of this study was to quantify and model the enzymatic degradation involving the decomposition of macrophytes, describing temporal activity of cellulases (EC 3.2.1.4 and EC 3.2.1.91 and xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8 during in situ decomposition of three aquatic macrophytes (Salvinia sp., Eichhornia azurea and Cyperus giganteus on the surface and water-sediment interface (w-s interface of an oxbow lagoon (Óleo lagoon within a natural Brazilian Savanna Reserve. Overall, the enzymatic degradation of aquatic macrophytes in Óleo lagoon occurred during the whole year and was initiated together with leaching. Xylanase production was ca. 5 times higher than cellulase values due to easy access to this compound by cellulolytic microorganisms. Enzymatic production and detritus mass decay were similar on the surface and w-s interface. Salvinia sp. was the most recalcitrant detritus, with low mass decay and enzymatic activity. E. azurea and C. giganteus decomposition rates and enzymatic production were high and similar. Due to the physicochemical homogeneity observed in the Óleo lagoon, the differences between the decay rates of each species are mostly related with detritus chemical quality.

  1. A doença de Chagas em Minas Gerais: esbôco crítico dos trabalhos publicados até 1951 Chagas' disease in Minas Geraes: a critical sudy of the papers published up to 1951

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    J. Pellegrino

    1953-12-01

    engrandece a ciência latino-americana. Os trabalhos publicados sôbre a doença de Chagas em Minas Gerais, compreendendo tôdas as inves tigações aí realizadas e as contribuições que com material procedente do Estado se realizaram fora dêle, foram divididos em cinco grandes grupos: l.º — Trabalhos realizados em Lassance 2.º — Trabalhos realizados em Bambuí 3.º — Trabalhos realizados em Belo Horizonte 4.º — Trabalhos realizados em outras zonas do Estado 5.º — Profilaxia da doença de Chagas em larga escala. I — Os trabalhos realizados em Lassance cobrem um longo período de quase 30 anos, período êsse que vai desde 1909, data da descoberta de um novo tripanosoma e da descrição da nova entidade mórbida do homem feita por CHAGAS, ate 1936, data da publicação de trabalhos de pesquisadores de Manguinhos, apresentados no ano anterior à Nona Reunião da Sociedade Argentina de Patologia Regional convocada em homenagem à memória do grande tropicalista brasileiro CARLOS CHAGAS. Pràticamente, as pesquisas desenvolvidas em Lassance e os trabalhos realizados com o abundante material que de lá foi canalizado para o Instituto Oswaldo Cruz — investigações condensadas em uma centena de publicações — foram feitas por CHAGAS e colaboradores durante a vida do descobridor da esquizotripanose. Neste período, CHAGAS e pesquisadores que, sob sua orientação, trabalharam em Lassance e Manguinhos, descreveram a nova doença nas suas diversas...The critical study of the papers published up to 1951 on Chagas' disease in the State of Minas Geraes (Brazil, was divided into five chapters: 1 Work made in Lassance; 2 Work made in Bambuí; 3 Work made in Belo Horizonte; 4 Work made in other parts of the State; 5 Large-scale prophylaxis of Chagas' disease. 1 The work made in Lassance covers a long period of almost 30 years, from 1909, when a new trypanosoma was discovered and the corresponding disease was described by Chagas, up to 1936. The researches made in

  2. Macroelements and heavy metals in some lignicolous and tericolous fungi

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    Karaman Maja A.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Considering the importance of Basidiomycotina fungi as bioindicators and the increasing tendency of air and soil contamination nowadays, content of macroelements: N, P, K, Ca, Mg and Na, and some of heavy metals (microelements: Fe, Pb, Cu, Cr, Zn in sporocarps of 22 species of macrofungi from National park Fruška Gora was analyzed in this work. The majority of them are lignicolous species from the class: Homobasidiomycetes order Aphyllophorales s. lato and two of them belong to subdivision Ascomycotina. Special attention was given to the medically important fungal species widely distributed in this area: Ganoderma lucidum, Ganoderma applanatum, Coriolus. versicolor, Flammulina velutipes, Meripilus giganteus and Omphalotus olearius. Since fungi uptake macro- and microelements from the substrate, the soil and tree samples were also analyzed. The aim of this study was to determine the common concentration data of these elements in unpolluted area. According to the obtained results, fungi tended to accumulate K, P and N with lower variability recorded than that for Ca, Mg and Na due to essential importance of these elements in fungal metabolic processes, independently from ecological group affiliation and habitats. The analysing substrate (wood contain higher concentration of Ca and Pb in relevance to fungi. As a result of transfer factors (TFs that were estimated from the ratio of "concentration in fungi on dry weight basis" to "concentration in the tree or soil on dry weight basis" analyzed fungi tended to accumulate Cu and Zn, and partially Cr. Among the species that accumulate microelements the following species could be emphasized: Meripilus giganteus (except for Zn Schizophyllum commune (except for Pb, Ganoderma applanatum (except for Fe and Zn. Superaccumulators of Fe were the lignicolous, medically imortant species M. giganteus, G. lucidum, Sch. commune, and tericolous ones: C. atramentari- us, F. velutipes, and P. vernalis. Good Cu

  3. Optimizing the use of bamboo biomass for energy and fiber from small-scale plantations in Thailand

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    Darabant, András; Haruthaithanasan, Maliwan; Atkla, Wanida; Phudphong, Tepa; Thanavat, Eakpong; Haruthaithanasan, Kasem

    2014-05-01

    Farmers in Thailand have recently started to establish bamboo plantations on marginal land, aiming at utilizing them for bioenergy and fiber. On two sites in eastern Thailand, first-year yield data of Bambusa beecheyana and Dendrocalamus membranaceus plantations indicated vast differences between sites (1 vs. 18 t*ha-1*a-1), but none between species. In terms of feedstock quality for power plants, High Heating Values (19.2 to 19.5 MJ*t-1) did not, but culm moisture contents did differ between species (51% for B. beecheyana vs. 45% for D. membranaceus), and culm sections (38% wet base at top vs. 55% at bottom). This gradient was stronger in D. membranaceus, which additionally showed significantly higher moisture content in internodes, as compared to nodes (46% vs. 43%). Analysis of fiber yield and quality indicated better suitability of D. membranaceus as opposed to B. beecheyana to be used in the textile industry. Our results provide guidance on increasing value addition to bamboo biomass by optimizing the allotment of different species and biomass compartments to different uses (bioenergy, fibers).

  4. The evolution and utility of ribosomal ITS sequences in Bambusinae and related species: divergence, pseudogenes, and implications for phylogeny

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    Xui-Xing Song; Xu-Ping Gao; Ming-Yan Jiang; Guang-Li Liu; Xiao-Fang Yu; Qi-Bing Chen

    2012-08-01

    Ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences are commonly used for phylogenetic reconstruction because they are highly reiterated as components of rDNA repeats, and hence are often subject to rapid homogenization through concerted evolution. Concerted evolution leads to intragenomic uniformity of repeats even between loci on nonhomologous chromosomes. However, a number of studies have shown that the ITS polymorphism within individuals is quite common. The molecular systematics of Bambusinae and related species were recently assessed by different teams using independently generated ITS sequences, and the results disagreed in some remarkable features. Here we compared the ITS sequences of the members of Bambusa s. l., the genera Dendrocalamus, Dinochloa, Gigantochloa, Guadua, Melocalamus, Monocladus, Oxytenanthera, Thyrsostachys, Pleioblastus, Pseudosasa and Schizostachyum. We have reanalysed the ITS sequences used by different research teams to reveal the underlying patterns of their different results. After excluding the sequences suspected to represent paralogous loci, a phylogenetic analysis of the subtribe Bambusinae species were performed using maximum parsimony and maximum-likelihood methods. The implications of the findings are discussed. The risk of incorporating ITS paralogues in plant evolutionary studies that can distort the phylogenetic signal should caution molecular systematists.

  5. Standardization of harvesting age of bamboo shoots with respect to nutritional and anti-nutritional components

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    Ashok K.Pandey; Vijayalakshmi Ojha

    2013-01-01

    Bamboo shoots can be harvested at different ages but the data on the changes in nutritional composition with age are scanty.We standardized harvesting age of bamboo shoots in central India to obtain best quality produce with respect to nutritional composition.The shoots harvested on different days (2-20 days after emergence from ground)were analyzed for their nutritional (dietary fibres,carbohydrates,proteins,total phenols,ascorbic acid,sodium,potassium,phosphorus,calcium,magnesium and phenolic acids) and anti nutritional (cyanogen) constituents.A significant variation (at p ≤ 0.5) was observed in the nutritional composition of shoots of Dendrocalamus asper,D.strictus and Bambusa tulda harvested at different days.An overall decrease was observed in proteins and total phenols while dietary fibres and carbohydrates increased with ages.Significant variation (atp ≤ 0.5) was also observed in phenolic acids while minerals did not vary significantly.Results revealed that the optimum harvesting age for D.asper,D.strictus and B.tulda was on 10-14 days,6-10 days and 10-16 days (after emergence from the ground) respectively.These results can be used to obtain quality bamboo shoots.

  6. A new shock wave assisted wood preservative injection system

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    Rao, K. S.; Ravikumar, G.; Lai, Ram; Jagadeesh, G.

    Preservative treatment of many tropical hard woods and bamboo pose severe problem. A number of wood preservatives (chemical formulations toxic to wood decay/ destroying organisms like fungi, wood destroying termites, marine borers etc.) and wood impregnating techniques are currently in use for improving bio resistance of timber and bamboo and thereby enhancing service life for different end uses. How ever, some species of tropical hardwoods and many species of bamboo are difficult to treat, posing technical problems. In this paper we report preliminary results of treatment of bamboo with a novel Shockwave assisted injection treatment. Samples (30×2.5×1.00 cm) of an Indian species of bamboo Dendrocalamus strictus prepared from defect free culms of dry bamboo are placed in the driven section of a vertical shock tube filled with the 4Coppepr-Chrome-Arsenic(CCA) preservative solution.The bamboo samples are subjected to repeated shock wave loading (3 shots) with typical over pressures of 30 bar. The results from the study indicate excellent penetration and retention of CCA preservative in bamboo samples. The method itself is much faster compared to the conventional methods like pressure treatment or hot and cold process.

  7. Bamboo stumps as mosquito larval habitats in Darjeeling Himalayas,India:A spatial scale analysis

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    Gautam Aditya; Rakesh Tamang; Dipendra Sharma; Francis Subba; Goutam K.Saha

    2008-01-01

    Bamboo stumps can be a congenial breeding habitat of the mosquitoes.In view of this,a preliminary assessment of the dipteran immatures inhabiting the stumps of bamboo groves in the Darjeeling Himalayas was carried out at a spatial scale.Of the 104 stumps of Dendrocalamus hamiltoni surveyed,70 were found to host immatures of three dipteran species,the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus and the midges Chironomus sp.in varying densities.Though the stumps varied in diameter,in each stump on average 12.1 immatures were found.The abundance of the immatures was positively correlated with the diameter of the stumps (r = +0.382;P < 0.001) but negatively with the pH of the water present in the stumps (r = -0.336;P < 0.01).The coefficient of association was found to be +8.4 for the Ae.aegypti and Chironomus immatures,while in the rest of the species pair the association seemed to be independent.Thus it can be concluded that the stumps in the bamboo groves of Darjeeling Himalayas provides a favourable habitat for the mosquito and chironomid immatures.

  8. Designing and Evaluating Bamboo Harvesting Methods for Local Needs: Integrating Local Ecological Knowledge and Science

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    Darabant, András; Rai, Prem Bahadur; Staudhammer, Christina Lynn; Dorji, Tshewang

    2016-08-01

    Dendrocalamus hamiltonii, a large, clump-forming bamboo, has great potential to contribute towards poverty alleviation efforts across its distributional range. Harvesting methods that maximize yield while they fulfill local objectives and ensure sustainability are a research priority. Documenting local ecological knowledge on the species and identifying local users' goals for its production, we defined three harvesting treatments (selective cut, horseshoe cut, clear cut) and experimentally compared them with a no-intervention control treatment in an action research framework. We implemented harvesting over three seasons and monitored annually and two years post-treatment. Even though the total number of culms positively influenced the number of shoots regenerated, a much stronger relationship was detected between the number of culms harvested and the number of shoots regenerated, indicating compensatory growth mechanisms to guide shoot regeneration. Shoot recruitment declined over time in all treatments as well as the control; however, there was no difference among harvest treatments. Culm recruitment declined with an increase in harvesting intensity. When univariately assessing the number of harvested culms and shoots, there were no differences among treatments. However, multivariate analyses simultaneously considering both variables showed that harvested output of shoots and culms was higher with clear cut and horseshoe cut as compared to selective cut. Given the ease of implementation and issues of work safety, users preferred the horseshoe cut, but the lack of sustainability of shoot production calls for investigating longer cutting cycles.

  9. Proposal for qualitative and quantitative descriptors to characterise bamboo germplasm

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    Andressa Leal Generoso

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Bamboo is a genetic resource with evident potential for use from construction until the recovery of degraded areas. Although, characterization and evaluation studies involving bamboo species are scarce and it is difficult to define a list of specific descriptors to better meet the different genres and or bamboo species. Thus, the objective of this work were propose and test the effectiveness of qualitative and quantitative descriptors for phenotypic characterization and the study of genetic diversity among six species of bamboo introduced in Brazil. Fifteen qualitative and nine quantitative descriptors were proposed and tested in clones with one year of planting. Individuals belonging to six species of bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris, Bambusa vulgaris var. vittata, Drepanostachyum falcatum, Dendrocalamus latiforus, Phyllostachys aurea var. albovariegada and Phyllostachys edulis were characterized on the basis of vegetative descriptors, pseudopetiole, sheath, ligule, gems and culm. The genetic divergence between the clones was estimated by the methods of grouping of Tocher and UPGMA with use of average Euclidean distance and the principal component in two-dimensional plane. Qualitative and quantitative descriptors proposed were efficient to differentiate the six species studied and quantify genetic diversity. The quantitative descriptor of sheath length was the largest contributor to differentiate the species studied.

  10. Comparative Study on Phosphorus Contents of Soil in Karst Rocky Desertification Area during Eco-restoration Process in Guangxi Province%石漠化生态恢复过程中土壤磷含量的比较研究

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    覃勇荣; 刘旭辉; 曾忠良; 周春梅; 蓝崇钰

    2008-01-01

    [Objective] The research aimed to study change law of phosphorus content of soil in karst rocky desertification region(KRD) during eco-restoration process such as Northwest Guangxi Province.[Method] The soil samples were collected from typical KRD in Pingguo County and Yizhou City.The determining quotas of different soil samples such as soil total phosphorus content and available phosphorus content were detected,in addition the soil total phosphorus content,available phosphorus content, urease activity, catalase activity and organic matter content in different soil samples were analyzed comparatively.[Result] Aspect,vegetation type and recovery time generated obviously influences on phosphorus contents in different soil samples.The concrete influence order was listed as follow: phosphorus content in soil of south slope was higher than that in soil of north slope;phosphorus content in soil where Zenia insignis Chun was planted was higher than that in soil of closed forest and that of soil where Dendrocalamus minor Var. amoen was planted,additionally,phosphorus increased with recovery time. Urease activity could be used as a monitoring index of soil fertility because it is related to the change of phosphorus content.[Conclusion] The soil of karst rocky desertification region in Northwest Guangxi Province could be recovered gradually if excessive human disturbance was stopped.If proper natural method of recovery promoted by human was taken,the recovery would reach a better result.

  11. 桂西南岩溶区封山育林综合技术研究%Comprehensive Techniques of Forest Conservation in Karst Areas of Southwest Guangxi

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    侯远瑞; 黄宝珍; 黄宏珊; 庞世龙; 陈金艳; 李文付

    2013-01-01

    封山育林是恢复植被的重要技术措施.进行6年封山育林试验研究,分析封山育林期间植被覆盖率、郁闭度、植物丰富度、多样性指数、均匀度、生态优势度等数量特征变化,土壤肥力和水土保持作用的动态变化状况,以及不同树种补植效果.封山育林增加植被覆盖度达20%,郁闭时间缩短30%以上,增加了植物丰富度,提高了土壤肥力,有效防止水土流失.顶果木(Acrocarpus frxnifolius)、任豆(Zenia insignis)、银合欢(Leucaena leucocephala)、吊丝竹(Dendrocalamus minor)等树种补植效果好.

  12. Adsorptive Removal of Formaldehyde by Chemically Bamboo Activated Carbon with addition of Ag nanoparticle: Equilibrium and Kinetic

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    Pita Rengga Wara Dyah

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    Full Text Available Carbon was prepared from dried waste bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper using chemical activation with KOH. The carbon was prepared with the activating agent in a mass ratio of KOH and dried bamboo (3:1 at 800oC. Using impregnation technique, the bamboo-based activated carbon has developed with modified Ag nanoparticle (Ag-AC to capture formaldehyde. The Ag-AC has characteristics of moderate surface area of 685 m2/g and average pore size of 2.7 nm. The adsorption equilibriums and kinetics of formaldehyde on Ag-AC measured. The influences of initial formaldehyde on adsorption performance have measured in a batch system. The equilibrium data were evaluated by isotherm models of Langmuir, Freundlich, and Temkin. The Langmuir model well describes the adsorptive removal of formaldehyde on Ag-AC in this study. Pseudo-first-order and pseudo-second-order kinetic equations were applied to test the experimental data. The pseudo-second-order exhibited the best fit for kinetic study.

  13. Heavy metal concentrations in redeveloping soil of mine spoil under plantations of certain native woody species in dry tropical environment, India

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    Anand N. Singh; ZEHG De-hui; CHEN Fu-sheng

    2005-01-01

    Total concentration of heavy metals(Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Ni, Mn and Zn) was estimated in the redeveloping soil of mine spoil under 5-yr old plantations of four woody species namely: Albizia lebbeck, Albizia procera, Tectona grandis and Dendrocalamus strictus.The data recorded in the present study were compared with other unplanted coal mine spoil colliery, which was around to the study site and adjoining area of dry tropical forest. Among all the heavy metals, the maximum concentration was found for Fe and minimum for Cd.However, among all four species, total concentrations of these heavy metals were recorded maximally in the plantation plots of T. grandis except for Fe, while minimally in A. lebbeck except for Zn, whereas, the maximum concentration of Fe and Zn was in the plantation plots of D. strictus and A. procera. Statistical analysis revealed significant differences due to species for all the heavy metals except Cu.Among four species, A. lebbeck, A. procera and D. strictus showed more efficient for reducing heavy metal concentrations whereas T. grandis was not more effective to reduce heavy metal concentrations in redeveloping soil of mine spoil.

  14. Fuel properties and combustion characteristics of some promising bamboo species in India

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    Ritesh Kumar; N.Chandrashekar

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the fuel characteristics of five important bamboo species viz., Dendrocalamus strictus, D. brandisii, D. stocksii, Bambusa bambos and B. balcooa. The selected species cover more than 85%of the total growing stock of bamboo in India. Basic density varied from 0.48 to 0.78 g⋅cm-3 among the bamboo species studied. Ash content, volatile matter content and fixed carbon content ranged between 1.4%-3.0%, 77.2%-80.8%and 17.6%-21.1%, respectively. Variation in calorific value (18.7-19.6 MJ⋅kg-1) was marginal. Fuel value index var-ied widely (586-2120) among bamboo species. The highest calorific value (19.6 MJ⋅kg-1) and fuel value index (2120) were found in B. bal-cooa. Ash elemental analysis revealed that silica and potassium are the major ash forming minerals in bamboo biomass. Silica content ranged from 8.7%to 49.0%, while potassium ranged from 20.6%to 69.8%. We studied combustion characteristics under oxidizing atmosphere. Burning profiles of the samples were derived by applying the derivative thermo-gravimetric technique which is discussed in detail. The five bamboo species were different in their combustion behaviour, mainly due to differences in physical and chemical properties. We compare fuel prop-erties, ash elemental analysis and combustion characteristics of bamboo biomass with wood biomass of Eucalyptus hybrid (Eucalyptus tereticor-nis × Eucalyptus camaldulensis).

  15. Grappling the High Altitude for Safe Edible Bamboo Shoots with Rich Nutritional Attributes and Escaping Cyanogenic Toxicity

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    Sayanika Devi Waikhom

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Consumption of bamboo species with high level of total cyanogenic content (TCC in Asia by many ethnic groups is significantly associated with food poisoning and occasionally Konzo (a neurological disorder. Adequate characterization of edible bamboo species with low level of TCC and high nutritious attributes is required for consumer’s safety as well as for the conservation of the gene pool. Here, we employed morphological descriptors, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, RAPD, and trnL-F intergenic spacer to characterize 15 indigenous edible bamboo species of north-east India. The study indicates that morphologically and genetically evolved edible bamboo species having large and robust bamboo-shoot texture and growing at low altitude contain high level of TCC, low antioxidant properties, and low levels of beneficial macronutrients and micronutrients. Importantly, Dendrocalamus species are shown to be rich in TCC irrespective of the growing altitude while Bambusa species are found to have moderate level of TCC. The findings clearly demonstrated that Chimonobambusa callosa growing at high altitude represents safe edible bamboo species with nutritious attributes.

  16. Nesting behaviour of the Baya Weaver bird, Ploceus philippinus (Ploceidae and the life-cycle of the Plains Cupid butterfly, Chilades pandava (Lycaenidae with the red-listed Cycas spheric and C. beddomei (Cycadaceae

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    A.J.S. Raju

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    Full Text Available The Baya Weaver bird, Ploceus philippinus utilizes the well developed leaves of Cycas sphaerica for nest construction and offspring production. It constructs nest on the leaf tips of this species; the nest material used is exclusively Dendrocalamus strictus. This bird species does not utilize Cycas beddomei for nest construction and offspring production. The Plains Cupid butterfly, Chilades pandava utilizes the newly emerging leaves of both C. sphaerica and C. beddomei for raising its offspring. In both the Cycas species, the new leaves emerge as a crown at the top of the plant; the larvae of C. pandava feed on these leaves and make the plant as leafless until the next leaf flushing season. New leaf production occurs after coning event in Cycas species; coning is not annual event. In consequence, the plants utilized by C. pandava for the production of its offspring remain leafless until the next coning season and their survival during this period depends on the nutrient status within the shoot system and in the soil system. The study suggests that there is no direct or indirect interaction between C. pandava and P. philippinus. C. sphaerica serves as a host plant for these two animal species at different times; but the interaction of these animal species is dependent on the leaves only; C. pandava on newly emerging leaves while P. philippinus on well developed leaves.

  17. Isolation and ectopic expression of a bamboo MADS-box gene

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    TIAN Bo; CHEN Yongyan; YAN Yuanxin; LI Dezhu

    2005-01-01

    A cDNA named DlMADS18 was isolated from the young spikelets of the sweet bamboo, Dendrocalamus latiflorus by RACE. DNA sequence analysis showed that DlMADS18 was composed of full ORF and 3'UTR, but without 5′UTR. The cDNA contained 1039 nucleotides and encoded a putative protein of 249 amino acid residues. The gene displayed the structure of a typical plant MADS box gene, which consisted of an MADS domain, K domain, a short I region, and the C-terminal region. Phylogenetic analysis of plant MADS box genes based on amino acid sequences revealed that DlMADS18 was grouped into the AGAMOUS-LIKE 6 (AGL6)-like subfamily. It was most likely homologous to the OsMADS6 of rice (Oryza sativa), with 88% sequence identity for the entire amino acid sequences. The DlMADS18 also showed relatively high amino acid sequence identity (59%) to AGL6 of Arabidopsis thaliana. To study the functions of DlMADS18, DlMADS18 cDNA clone driven by the CaMV 35S promoter was transformed into Arabidopsis plants. Transgenic plants of DlMADS18 exhibited the phenotypes of curled leaves, dwarfism, and early flowering with clustered terminal flowers. These results indicated that DlMADS18 may probably be involved in controlling the flowering time of D. Latiflorus.

  18. Macroscopic and Microscopic Gradient Structures of Bamboo Culms

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    Suwat SUTNAUN

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This work studied the structure of bamboo culms which is naturally designed to retard the bending stress caused by a wind load. A macroscopic gradient structure (diameter, thickness and internodal length and a microscopic one (distribution of fiber of three sympodial bamboo species i.e. Tong bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper Backer., Pah bamboo (Gigantochloa bambos and Pak bamboo (Gigantochloa hasskarliana were examined. From the macroscopic point of view, the wind-load generated bending stress for the tapered hollow tube of bamboo was found to vary uniformly with height, especially at the middle of the culms. Furthermore, the macroscopic shape of bamboo culm is about 2-6 times stiffer in bending mode than one with a solid circular section for the same amount of wood material. Microscopically, the distribution of fiber in the radial direction linearly decreases from the outer surface to the inner surface in the same manner as that of the distribution of the bending stress in the radial direction. Distribution of fiber along the vertical length of bamboos at each height is proportional to the level of bending stress generated by the wind load. Both macroscopic and microscopic gradient structures of sympodial type bamboos were found to be less effective to retard the bending stress than those of monopodial type bamboo.

  19. Effects of indigenous woody plantations on total nutrients of mine spoil in Singrauli Coalfield, India

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    A. N. Singh; D. H. Zeng

    2008-01-01

    A study was conducted on high-density young plantations of three native trees (Albizia lebbeck, Albizia. procera and Tectona grandis) and one native woody grass species (Dendrocalamus strictus) to examine their influence on total nutrient concentrations of coal mine spoil during early phase of plantation establishment. Soil samples were analyzed for total organic carbon (SOC), Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN) and phosphorus (TP) at spoil depths of 0-10 and 10-20 cm under 4- and 5-year-old plantations of all species. A significant effect on concentrations of total SOC, TKN and TP were observed due to plantation age, species and soil depth. However, corresponding concentrations (SOC, TKN and TP) were substantially lower at spoil profile of 10-20 cm. In comparison, plantation of A. lebbeck showed greater SOC and nutrient concentrations followed by D. strictus, A. procera and T. grandis, respectively. Therefore, present study clearly indicates attributing qualities of plantation towards improving redeveloping soil of mine spoil varied with species.

  20. ETHNOBOTANY OF THARUS OF DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK, INDIA

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    Bharati K Avinash

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    Full Text Available Tharus are inhabited on southern foothills of the Himalayas along Indo-Nepal border. They have been using many plant species to meet their day-to-day needs. The aim of this study was to collect information on the traditional uses of different plants and to document the potential economic use of these plants. Fieldwork was conducted over a period of two years in Dudhwa National Park, utilizing the “transect walk” method of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA. The data was analyzed using the following techniques: frequency of citation and informant consensus factor (Fic. The present communication gives information on 86 species belonging to 38 families of plants used by Tharu tribes of Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh. The frequency of citation was very high for Alstonia scholaris (fire-wood, Antidesma acidum, Artocarpus lakoocha (edible, Bauhinia vahlii, Butea monosperma (food plate, Dendrocalamus strictus (hut preparation, Hibiscus cannabinus (rope, Oryza rufipogon (food, Phoenix acaulis (edible and Tamarix dioica (broom.

  1. The effect of pyrolysis temperature on the physical properties of monolithic carbons derived from solid iron bamboo

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    Krzesinska, Marta [Institute of Chemistry and Environment Protection, Jan Dlugosz University Czestochowa, Al. Armii Krajowej 13-15, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Institute of Coal Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sowinskiego 5, 44-121 Gliwice (Poland); Zachariasz, Justyna [Institute of Coal Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sowinskiego 5, 44-121 Gliwice (Poland)

    2007-08-15

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of pyrolysis temperature on the physical properties of new monolithic porous carbon materials derived from exceptional kind of bamboo characterized by solid, very strong stem, i.e., from iron bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus). Raw and carbonised bamboo (carbon content up to 82%) was characterized using various methods: elemental analysis, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), helium gas densitometry, ultrasonic measurements, light and scanning electron microscopes. The DSC thermogram showed that the thermal decomposition of iron bamboo was characterized by T{sub 1} = 264 C and T{sub 2} = 356 C, i.e., was finished at T > 400 C. For the higher carbonisation temperatures, above 600 C, weight loss and carbon content were found to be almost constant, while the true density and the elastic parameters: the ultrasonic velocity and the dynamic elastic modulus still increased. This means that more intensive heating did not remove any compounds from stem, but there was probably reorganization of structure of carbonised iron bamboo, resulting in more compact matrix in porous carbon. (author)

  2. Bird community in an Araucaria forest fragment in relation to changes in the surrounding landscape in Southern Brazil Comunidade de aves em um fragmento de floresta de araucária em relação a mudanças na paisagem circundante no sul do Brasil

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    Pedro Scherer-Neto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The dynamics of the bird community in a small forest fragment was evaluated along seven years in relation to changes in the surrounding landscape. The study area is an Araucaria forest fragment in Southern Brazil (state of Paraná. The sampling period covered the years 1988 through 1994 and the mark-release-recapture method was utilized. The landscape analysis was based on Landsat TM images, and changes in exotic tree plantations, native forest, open areas (agriculture, pasture, bare soil, and abandoned field, and "capoeira"(native vegetation Este estudo avaliou a dinâmica da comunidade de aves em um fragmento florestal ao longo de sete anos e correlacionou às mudanças ocorridas na paisagem circundante. A área de estudo localiza-se na Região Sul do Brasil (Estado do Paraná e a vegetação está representada por Floresta Ombrófila Mista. O período de amostragem ocorreu entre os anos de 1988 a 1994 e o método utilizado foi captura-marcação e recaptura. Para análise da mudança no uso e cobertura da paisagem foram utilizadas imagens Landsat TM e um sistema de informação geográfico. Quatro classes foram usadas, sendo: plantios com espécies exóticas, floresta nativa, capoeiras (vegetação nativa < 2 m de altura e áreas abertas (campo abandonado, pastagens, área agrícola e solo exposto. Foi analisada a relação entre as mudanças na paisagem e as mudanças na abundância e diversidade de aves de floresta, de área aberta, de borda e especialistas de bambu. Foram calculadas as estimativas de riqueza para cada ano estudado. A riqueza registrada na área de estudo foi de 96 espécies e as estimativas foram 114, 118 e 110 espécies para Chao 1, Jackknife 1 e Bootstrap, respectivamente. A comunidade de aves variou em abundância, riqueza e diversidade entre os anos estudados. Considerando a diversidade de espécies, os valores observados em 1991, 1993 e 1994 foram significativamente diferentes. As modificações na paisagem tamb

  3. Extreme adaptations for probable visual courtship behaviour in a Cretaceous dancing damselfly

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    Zheng, Daran; Nel, André; Jarzembowski, Edmund A.; Chang, Su-Chin; Zhang, Haichun; Xia, Fangyuan; Liu, Haoying; Wang, Bo

    2017-01-01

    Courtship behaviours, frequent among modern insects, have left extremely rare fossil traces. None are known previously for fossil odonatans. Fossil traces of such behaviours are better known among the vertebrates, e.g. the hypertelic antlers of the Pleistocene giant deer Megaloceros giganteus. Here we describe spectacular extremely expanded, pod-like tibiae in males of a platycnemidid damselfly from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Such structures in modern damselflies, help to fend off other suitors as well as attract mating females, increasing the chances of successful mating. Modern Platycnemidinae and Chlorocyphidae convergently acquired similar but less developed structures. The new findings provide suggestive evidence of damselfly courtship behaviour as far back as the mid-Cretaceous. These data show an unexpected morphological disparity in dancing damselfly leg structure, and shed new light on mechanisms of sexual selection involving intra- and intersex reproductive competition during the Cretaceous. PMID:28317876

  4. Permanent genetic resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 December 2010-31 January 2011.

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    Agata, Kiyokazu; Alasaad, Samer; Almeida-Val, Vera Maria Fonseca; Alvarez-Dios, J A; Barbisan, F; Beadell, Jon S; Beltrán, J F; Benítez, M; Bino, G; Bleay, Colin; Bloor, P; Bohlmann, Jörg; Booth, Warren; Boscari, E; Caccone, Adalgisa; Campos, Tatiana; Carvalho, B M; Climaco, Gisele Torres; Clobert, Jean; Congiu, L; Cowger, Christina; Dias, G; Doadrio, I; Farias, Izeni Pires; Ferrand, N; Freitas, Patrícia D; Fusco, G; Galetti, Pedro M; Gallardo-Escárate, Cristian; Gaunt, Michael W; Ocampo, Zaneli Gomez; Gonçalves, H; Gonzalez, E G; Haye, Pilar; Honnay, O; Hyseni, Chaz; Jacquemyn, H; Jowers, Michael J; Kakezawa, Akihiro; Kawaguchi, Eri; Keeling, Christopher I; Kwan, Ye-Seul; La Spina, Michelangelo; Lee, Wan-Ok; Leśniewska, M; Li, Yang; Liu, Haixia; Liu, Xiaolin; Lopes, S; Martínez, P; Meeus, S; Murray, Brent W; Nunes, Aline G; Okedi, Loyce M; Ouma, Johnson O; Pardo, B G; Parks, Ryan; Paula-Silva, Maria Nazaré; Pedraza-Lara, C; Perera, Omaththage P; Pino-Querido, A; Richard, Murielle; Rossini, Bruno C; Samarasekera, N Gayathri; Sánchez, Antonio; Sanchez, Juan A; Santos, Carlos Henrique Dos Anjos; Shinohara, Wataru; Soriguer, Ramón C; Sousa, Adna Cristina Barbosa; Sousa, Carolina Fernandes Da Silva; Stevens, Virginie M; Tejedo, M; Valenzuela-Bustamante, Myriam; Van de Vliet, M S; Vandepitte, K; Vera, M; Wandeler, Peter; Wang, Weimin; Won, Yong-Jin; Yamashiro, A; Yamashiro, T; Zhu, Changcheng

    2011-05-01

    This article documents the addition of 238 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Alytes dickhilleni, Arapaima gigas, Austropotamobius italicus, Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici, Cobitis lutheri, Dendroctonus ponderosae, Glossina morsitans morsitans, Haplophilus subterraneus, Kirengeshoma palmata, Lysimachia japonica, Macrolophus pygmaeus, Microtus cabrerae, Mytilus galloprovincialis, Pallisentis (Neosentis) celatus, Pulmonaria officinalis, Salminus franciscanus, Thais chocolata and Zootoca vivipara. These loci were cross-tested on the following species: Acanthina monodon, Alytes cisternasii, Alytes maurus, Alytes muletensis, Alytes obstetricans almogavarii, Alytes obstetricans boscai, Alytes obstetricans obstetricans, Alytes obstetricans pertinax, Cambarellus montezumae, Cambarellus zempoalensis, Chorus giganteus, Cobitis tetralineata, Glossina fuscipes fuscipes, Glossina pallidipes, Lysimachia japonica var. japonica, Lysimachia japonica var. minutissima, Orconectes virilis, Pacifastacus leniusculus, Procambarus clarkii, Salminus brasiliensis and Salminus hilarii.

  5. Low temperature leaf photosynthesis of a Miscanthus germplasm collection correlates positively to shoot growth rate and specific leaf area

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    Jiao, Xiurong; Sørensen, Kirsten Kørup; Andersen, Mathias Neumann

    2016-01-01

    were selected and grown under warm (24 °C) and cold (14 °C) conditions in a controlled environment. Dark-adapted chlorophyll fluorescence, specific leaf area (SLA) and net photosynthetic rate at a photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) of 1000 μmol m–2 s–1 (A1000) were measured. Photosynthetic light...... conditions and A1000 at 14 °C in a climate chamber. When lowering the temperature from 24 to 14 °C, one M. sacchariflorus exhibited significantly higher Asat and maximum photosynthetic rate in the CO2 response curve (Vmax) than other genotypes at 14 °C, except M. × giganteus ‘Hornum’. Several genotypes...... and CO2 response curves were obtained from 11 of the genotypes, and shoot growth rate was measured under field conditions. Key Results A positive linear relationship was found between SLA and light-saturated photosynthesis (Asat) across genotypes, and also between shoot growth rate under cool field...

  6. Molecular characterization of Eimeria species in macropods.

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    Yang, Rongchang; Fenwick, Stan; Potter, Abbey; Elliot, Aileen; Power, Michelle; Beveridge, Ian; Ryan, Una

    2012-10-01

    A total of 597 faecal samples were collected from western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), Euros (M. robustus), red kangaroos (M. rufus) in Western Australia and Eastern Grey Kangaroos (M. giganteus) from Victoria and screened for the presence of Eimeria by PCR at the 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) locus. The overall prevalence was 24.3% (145/597). At the 18S rRNA locus, sequences were obtained for 25 of the 145 positives. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that all the macropod-derived Eimeria species grouped in a separate marsupial clade that included Eimeria trichosuri from brushtail possums. At least 6 different clades were identified within the marsupial isolates and many of the genotypes identified are likely to be valid species, however morphological and biological data need to be collected to match sequences to previously characterized Eimeria species or identify if they are new species.

  7. Structural studies of naturally occurring toxicogenic compounds

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    Springer, J. P.

    1977-10-01

    The paralytic shellfish poison (PSP), saxitoxin, is a neurotoxin isolated from Alaska butter clams (Saxidomus giganteus), mussels (Mytilus californianus) and axenic cultures of the dinoflagellate Gonyaulax catenella. The structure of saxitoxin has been determined through the use of single crystal X-ray diffraction. It possesses a unique tricyclic arrangement of atoms containing two guanidinium moieties and also a hydrated ketone. The relative stereochemistry is presented as well as the absolute configuration. The chemical constitution of a tremorgenic metabolite, paxilline, isolated from extracts of the fungus Penicillium paxilli Bainier has been determined. Paxilline represents a previously unreported class of natural compounds formed by the combination of tryptophan and mevalonate subunits. The complete stereostructure of two other fungal metabolites, paspaline and paspalicine, closely related to paxilline but isolated from Claviceps paspali Stammes have also been determined and are presented. The stereochemistries of paxilline, paspaline and paspalicine are identical at corresponding chiral centers.

  8. Marsupial, insectivore, and chiropteran anesthesia.

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    Pye, G W

    2001-01-01

    This article covers the manual restraint and anesthesia of marsupials, insectivores, and chiroptera. Marsupials commonly kept as pets in the U.S. [e.g., eastern gray kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), Bennett's wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), and sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps)] are covered in detail. Marsupial species kept in zoological parks [e.g., Tasmanian devils, koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), and common wombats (Vombatus ursinus)] are covered in less detail. Of the insectivores, only the African hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) and the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) are commonly kept as pets and, consequently, the insectivore section concentrates on discussing these two species. The section on chiropteran anesthesia is divided into two broad categories: the megachiropterans (flying foxes and fruit bats) and the microchiropterans (insectivorous bats). Most of the information on the species covered in this article is anecdotal, and this should be kept in mind when using the anesthesia protocols described.

  9. Bioenergy production from perennial energy crops: A consequential LCA of 12 bioenergy scenarios including land use changes

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    Tonini, Davide; Hamelin, Lorie; Wenzel, Henrik

    2012-01-01

    In the endeavor of optimizing the sustainability of bioenergy production in Denmark, this consequential life cycle assessment (LCA) evaluated the environmental impacts associated with the production of heat and electricity from one hectare of Danish arable land cultivated with three perennial crops......: ryegrass (Lolium perenne), willow (Salix viminalis) and Miscanthus giganteus. For each, four conversion pathways were assessed against a fossil fuel reference: (I) anaerobic co-digestion with manure, (II) gasification, (III) combustion in small-to-medium scale biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plants...... and IV) co-firing in large scale coal-fired CHP plants. Soil carbon changes, direct and indirect land use changes as well as uncertainty analysis (sensitivity, MonteCarlo) were included in the LCA. Results showed that global warming was the bottleneck impact, where only two scenarios, namely willow...

  10. Uptake of NO, NO 2 and O 3 by sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L.) and tobacco plants ( Nicotiana tabacum L.): dependence on stomatal conductivity

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    Neubert, A.; Kley, D.; Wildt, J.; Segschneider, H. J.; Förstel, H.

    The uptake of NO, NO 2 and O 3 by sunflowers ( Helianthus annuus L. var. giganteus) and tobacco plants ( Nicotiana tabacum L. var. Bel W3), using concentrations representative for moderately polluted air, has been determined by gas exchange experiments. Conductivities for these trace gases were measured at different light fluxes ranging from 820 μEm -2s -1 to darkness. The conductivities to water vapor and the trace gases are highly correlated. It is concluded that the uptake of NO, NO 2 and O 3 by sunflowers and tobacco plants is linearly dependent on stomatal opening. While the uptake of NO is limited by the mesophyll resistance, the uptake of NO 2 is only by diffusion through the stomata. Loss processes by deposition to the leaf surfaces are more pronounced for O 3 than for NO and NO 2.

  11. 南极菲尔德斯半岛海鸟与种群分布%SPECIES AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE BIRDS ON FILDES PENINSULA, KING GEORGE ISLAND, ANTARCTICA

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    王自磐; Hans Urlich Peter; Simone Pfeiffer

    2004-01-01

    2000/2001-2002/2003南极夏季期间,对中国南极长城站所在地乔治王岛菲尔德斯半岛及邻近区海鸟群落组成与种群分布特征进行了观测研究.本文报道了对该地区三次考察期间记录的海鸟共11科25种.其中,有繁殖活动的海鸟12种,优势种有白眉企鹅(Pygoscelis papua)和黄蹼洋海燕(Oceanites oceanicus),常见种有纹颊企鹅(Pygoscelis antarctica)、巨鹱(Macronectes giganteus)、花斑鹱(Daption capenis)、南极燕鸥(Sterna vittata) 和灰贼鸥(Catharacta antarctica)等.

  12. Nuclear DNA content in Miscanthus sp. and the geographical variation pattern in Miscanthus lutarioriparius

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    Sheng, Jiajing; Hu, Xiaohu; Zeng, Xiaofei; Li, Ye; Zhou, Fasong; Hu, Zhongli; Jin, Surong; Diao, Ying

    2016-10-01

    The genome sizes of five Miscanthus species, including 79 accessions of M. lutarioriparius, 8 of M. floridulus, 6 of M. sacchariflorus, 7 of M. sinensis, and 4 of M. × giganteus were examined using flow cytometry. The overall average nuclear DNA content were 4.256 ± 0.6 pg/2C in M. lutarioriparius, 5.175 ± 0.3 pg/2C in M. floridulus, 3.956 ± 0.2 pg/2C in M. sacchariflorus, 5.272 ± 0.2 pg/2C in M. sinensis, and 6.932 ± 0.1 pg/2C in M. × giganteus. Interspecific variation was found at the diploid level, suggesting that DNA content might be a parameter that can be used to differentiate the species. Tetraploid populations were found in M. lutarioriparius, M. sacchariflorus, and M. sinensis, and their DNA content were 8.34 ± 1.2, 8.52, and 8.355 pg, respectively. The association between the DNA content of M. lutarioriparius, collected from representative ranges across the Yangtze River, and its geographic distribution was statistically analyzed. A consistent pattern of DNA content variation in 79 M. lutarioriparius accessions across its entire geographic range was found in this study. Along the Yangtze River, the DNA content of M. lutarioriparius tended to increase from the upstream to the downstream areas, and almost all tetraploids gathered in the upstream area extended to coastal regions.

  13. Wild Mushroom Extracts as Inhibitors of Bacterial Biofilm Formation

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    Maria José Alves

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    Full Text Available Microorganisms can colonize a wide variety of medical devices, putting patients in risk for local and systemic infectious complications, including local-site infections, catheter-related bloodstream infections, and endocarditis. These microorganisms are able to grow adhered to almost every surface, forming architecturally complex communities termed biofilms. The use of natural products has been extremely successful in the discovery of new medicine, and mushrooms could be a source of natural antimicrobials. The present study reports the capacity of wild mushroom extracts to inhibit in vitro biofilm formation by multi-resistant bacteria. Four Gram-negative bacteria biofilm producers (Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from urine were used to verify the activity of Russula delica, Fistulina hepatica, Mycena rosea, Leucopaxilus giganteus, and Lepista nuda extracts. The results obtained showed that all tested mushroom extracts presented some extent of inhibition of biofilm production. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the microorganism with the highest capacity of biofilm production, being also the most susceptible to the extracts inhibition capacity (equal or higher than 50%. Among the five tested extracts against E. coli, Leucopaxillus giganteus (47.8% and Mycenas rosea (44.8% presented the highest inhibition of biofilm formation. The extracts exhibiting the highest inhibitory effect upon P. mirabilis biofilm formation were Sarcodon imbricatus (45.4% and Russula delica (53.1%. Acinetobacter baumannii was the microorganism with the lowest susceptibility to mushroom extracts inhibitory effect on biofilm production (highest inhibition—almost 29%, by Russula delica extract. This is a pioneer study since, as far as we know, there are no reports on the inhibition of biofilm production by the studied mushroom extracts and in particular against multi-resistant clinical isolates; nevertheless, other

  14. Avaliação laríngea em pacientes reumatológicos Laryngeal assessment in reumatic disease patients

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    Hugo Valter Lisboa Ramos

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available As doenças reumáticas produzem alterações sistêmicas e podem, por isso, comprometer os vasos sangüíneos, as serosas e as mucosas de todo o trato aerodigestivo. Casos esporádicos de acometimento laríngeo por doenças reumáticas têm sido descritos. Esse estudo tem por objetivo avaliar e descrever as alterações laríngeas encontradas em pacientes reumatológicos. FORMA DE ESTUDO: coorte transversal. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo transversal com pacientes portadores de lúpus eritematoso sistêmico, esclerodermia e doença mista do tecido conjuntivo. Os pacientes submeteram-se a exame clínico otorrinolaringológico e à videolaringoestroboscopia. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos no estudo 27 pacientes sendo que 26 conseguiram realizar a videolaringoestroboscopia. Alterações laríngeas foram observadas em 11 dos 12 pacientes portadores de lúpus, nos 11 pacientes portadores de esclerodermia e nos 3 pacientes portadores de doença mista do tecido conjuntivo. Lesões sugestivas de nódulo em bambu foram identificados em 5 pacientes e 92,3% dos pacientes apresentaram sinais laríngeos de síndrome faringolaríngea do refluxo. CONCLUSÃO: Neste estudo identificamos 5 lesões sugestivas de nódulos em bambu e sinais laríngeos de refluxo em quase todos os pacientes.Rheumatic diseases usually promote several systemic disorders, which can affect blood vessels, mucosa and serosa of the aerodigestive tract. Scarce laryngeal involvement has been described in these patients and this study aims at investigating laryngeal alterations found in patients with rheumatic diseases. STUDY DESIGN: transversal cohort. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A transversal study was developed with systemic lupus erythematous, systemic sclerosis and mixed connective tissue disease's patients. They were evaluated by means of clinical examinations and videolaryngoestroboscopy. RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients were included in the study, 26 succeeded in completing the

  15. Physiological and sanity seed quality of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L. from Goias state / Qualidade fisiológica e sanitária de sementes de feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris L. provenientes do estado de Goiás

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    Myrna Hilal Moraes

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L. is a fabacea sufficiently spread out in all domestic territory. However, the quality of its seeds represents one of the main causes of low productivity in the beans farmings in Brazil. The objective of this work was to evaluate physiological and sanitary seed qualities of eleven bean cultivars. The physiological seed quality was evaluated trough standard germination and vigor tests. The sanitary seed quality was evaluated through two tests: blotter test was employed to evaluate fungi incidence and “Koch & Menten” method was employed to observe Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib de Bary occurrence. Xamego, BRS Valente, Bambu and Pérola had the best results of physiological tests. Jalo Precoce, Roxo 90, Corrente and Aporé had no good results of vigor and germination, besides presenting the lowest indices of died seeds. Fusarium sp., Aspergillus spp., Penicillium sp., Phoma sp., Rhizopus sp. and Botrytis sp. were the fungi detected in the sanity tests.O feijoeiro comum (Phaseolus vulgaris L. é uma fabacea bastante difundida em todo território nacional. A baixa qualidade de suas sementes representa uma das principais causas de baixa produtividade nas lavouras de feijão no Brasil. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a qualidade fisiológica e sanitária de sementes de nove cultivares de feijão provenientes do Estado de Goiás. A qualidade fisiológica das sementes foi avaliada através dos testes de germinação e vigor, e a análise sanitária, através dos métodos de papel de filtro, para verificar a ocorrência de fungos em geral, e do método de Koch e Menten, para a avaliação de Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib de Bary. As cultivares que tiveram os melhores desempenhos nos testes fisiológicos foram Xamego, BRS Radiante, Bambu e Pérola. As cultivares Jalo Precoce, Roxo 90, Corrente e Aporé apresentaram baixos índices de vigor e germinação de plântulas normais, além de apresentarem os maiores

  16. Produção do tomateiro em função dos sistemas de condução de plantas Fruits production of tomatoes as a result of plant training systems

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    Anderson Fernando Wamser

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito dos métodos de tutoramento e de condução de plantas sobre a produtividade e qualidade de frutos em quatro cultivares de tomate. Dois experimentos foram realizados nas safras 2004/05 e 2005/06 em Caçador (SC. Os tratamentos consistiram na combinação de duas cultivares (Carmen e Débora Max, em 2004/05, e Nemo Netta e San Vito, em 2005/06, quatro métodos de tutoramento (cruzado, mexicano, vertical com bambu e vertical com fitilho e dois métodos de condução de plantas (com uma e duas hastes por planta mantendo o mesmo número de hastes por área, dispostos no delineamento de parcelas sub-subdivididas, com quatro repetições. Não houve interação entre cultivar, método de tutoramento e de condução. O método de tutoramento vertical com bambu foi superior aos demais métodos e todos os métodos de condução vertical foram superiores ao método cruzado na produção total e comercial de frutos. A condução de uma haste por planta obteve maior produção total e comercial de frutos, em relação à condução de duas hastes por planta.The effect of plant staking and training methods was studied on fruit yield and quality of four tomato cultivars. Two experiments were carried out in 2004/2005 and 2005/2006, in Caçador, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The treatments were a combination of two cultivars (Carmen and Débora Max, in 2004/05, and Nemo Netta and San Vito, in 2005/06, four staking methods (crossed fence, Mexican, vertical staking with bamboo and vertical staking with polypropylene cord and two training methods (one and two stems per plant keeping the same number of stems per area, using the sub subplots experimental design. There was no statistical interaction between cultivars, training methods and among staking methods. The vertical staking with bamboo increased the production of fruits, when compared with other staking methods, and all vertical-staking methods increased

  17. Concomitância de infecção chagásica e esquistossomose numa população brasileira

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    Kurt Kloetzel

    1973-12-01

    Full Text Available A população estudada, composta de 201 indivíduos do sexo masculino, 85% dos quais com idade superior a 30 anos, exibiu elevada prevalência de esquistossomose mansônica (95% pela intradermoreação e 79% pela reação de hemaglutinação, bem como sorologia positiva para T. cruzi em pelo menos 28% dos casos. A severidade da infecção chagásica, avaliada através do ECG e de um exame clínico, mostrou-se bastante superior àquela reportada de diversas outras regiões endêmicas, notadamente o Rio Grande do Sul, e semelhante àquela descrita para Bambuí (M.G.: 47% dos indivíduos com positividade sorológica apresentavam alterações eletrocardiográficas, contra apenas 24% daqueles com sorologia negativa. A correlação entre sorologia e sintomas e sinais clínicos também foi tentada. Embora se trate de região trabalhada pelas equipes da SUCAM, é de se ressaltar que a transmissão de T. cruzi ainda não foi interrompida.The population surveyed in this study comprised 201 males, 85% of which over 30 years of age. The prevalence of schistasoriasis mansoni was very high (95% positives by the intradermal test, 79% by the hemaglutination test, and at least 28% of the subjects exhibited positive serology for T. cruzi (hemaglutination test. The severity of Chagas' infection, as indicated by an EKG and clinical examination, was found to be very much higher than in some other endemic areas, such as the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and comparable to findings previously reported from Bambuí (State of Minas Gerais: 47% of those with positive serology exhibited électrocardiographic abnormalities, as against 24% of the individuais negative for Chagas' infection. We have also attempted to draw some correlations between serological findings and clinical signs and symptoms. While the area surveyed is included in the control programms run by the Public Health authorities, it has to be stressed that the transmission of trypanosomiasis has not yet been

  18. KARAKTERISTIK DAN PENDEKATAN KINETIKA GLOBAL PADA PIROLISIS LAMBAT SAMPAH KOTA TERSELEKSI

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    Dwi Aries Himawanto

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    Full Text Available CHARACTERISTICS AND GLOBAL KINETIC APPROACH ON THE SLOW PYROLYSIS OF SELECTED MUNICIPAL WASTE. Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW has a great potential as a clean renewable feedstock for producing modern energy carriers through thermochemical conversion processes called pyrolysis. However, despite their enormous potential as energy sources, their thermal characteristics are still not well known. In the present study, the pyrolysis characteristics and pyrolysis kinetics of MSW single components (i.e bamboo wastes, banana leaves wastes, wrapping wastes, and styrofoam wastes and their mixture were investigated. The 20 grams sample were heated in a furnace under nitrogen environment from ambient temperature to 400°C at a heating rate of 10°C/min and held for 30 min. The results of the research showed that bamboo wastes and banana leaves wastes could be catogorized as low stability organics, while wrapping wastes could be catagorized as polymer mixture materials, while styrofoam wastes could be catagorized as plastic materials. The research also revealed that the global kinetic method  could be used to predict the MSW single component activation energy. Sampah kota mempunyai potensi untuk dikembangkan menjadi sumber energi alternatif terbarukan melalui proses pirolisis. Namun demikian, pemahaman mengenai karakteristik termal proses pirolisis dari sampah kota masih belum banyak diketahui. Dalam penelitian ini, dilakukan analisa thermogravimetry dari komponen-komponen tunggal sampah kota yang meliputi sampah bambu, sampah daun, sampah bahan pengemas, dan sampah styrofoam maupun campuran antara komponen-komponen tersebut. Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk mendapatkan karakteristik pirolisis komponen-komponen yang diteliti, meliputi profil proses devolatilisasi dan energi kinetik. Penelitian dilakukan dengan menempatkan sampel seberat 20 gram dalam sebuah tungku dan menaikkan temperatur tungku dengan laju pemanasan 10°C/min. Temperatur akhir sampel

  19. Comparing the prevalence rates of social phobia in a community according to ICD-10 and DSM-III-R Comparando estimativas de prevalência da fobia social na comunidade empregando-se a CID-10 e a DSM-III-R

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    Fábio Lopes Rocha

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This population-based study aimed to compare the prevalence rates of social phobia using DSM-III-R and CID-10, based on the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI, in a Brazilian community. METHODS: This survey was carried out in a representative sample of 1,041 residents from Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brazil (attrition rate = 14.7%. The Brazilian version of the CIDI was used. One-month, one-year and lifetime social phobia prevalence rates were estimated, employing the DSM-III-R and ICD-10 classifications, using the CIDI computer program. RESULTS: One-month, one-year, and life prevalence rates of social phobia, based on the DSM-III-R (7.9, 9.0 and 11.7% respectively were higher than those based on the ICD-10 (4.7, 5.2 and 6.7% respectively; p OBJETIVO: Este estudo populacional visa comparar estimativas de prevalência de fobia social empregando-se a CID-10 e a DSM-III-R em uma comunidade brasileira. MÉTODOS: O levantamento foi realizado em uma amostra representativa de 1.041 residentes de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil (perda = 14,7%. Foi utilizada a versão brasileira da Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI. As prevalências de 1 mês, 1 ano e vida foram estimadas empregando-se as classificações CID-10 e DSM-III-R, utilizando-se o programa de computador da CIDI. RESULTADOS: As prevalências de 1 mês, 1 ano e vida da fobia social, baseadas na DSM-III-R (7,9, 9,0 e 11,7% respectivamente foram mais elevadas que aquelas baseadas na CID-10 (4,7, 5,2 e 6,7%, respectivamente; p < 0,01 para todos. CONCLUSÃO: Nossos resultados reforçam a hipótese de que as taxas de prevalência de fobia social são mais elevadas quando baseadas na DSM-III-R em comparação com a CID-10.

  20. Thermal comfort in reduced models of broilers' houses, under different types of roofing materials Conforto térmico em modelos reduzidos de galpões para frangos de corte, utilizando-se de diferentes tipos de coberturas

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    Eduardo A. de Almeida

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The research was developed to evaluate the use of different types of roofing materials regularly used in poultry houses. Measurements of thermal comfort were made through the use of techniques such as the Black Globe and Humidity Index (BGHI, the Thermal Heat Load (THL and Enthalpy (H. Conducted in the State University of Goiás, during the months of April and May, 2011, the experiment was composed of five different treatments: AC - Asbestos cement tiles, BA -Bamboo tiles, BAP - Bamboo tiles painted in white, FB -Vegetable fiber tiles and bitumen, FBP -Vegetable fiber tiles and bitumen painted in white. The experiment consisted in 15 repetitions, which were considered the different days of measurements taken. Throughout the studied period, the time of the day considered the least comfortable was the one observed at 2:00pm, and the coverage of vegetable fiber and bitumen showed the highest value of BGHI (84.1 when compared to other types of coverage, characterizing a situation of lower thermal comfort, and no difference was found for THL and H on treatments in the studied region.Esta pesquisa foi conduzida com o objetivo de avaliar diferentes tipos de coberturas em instalações para aves, por meio do Índice de Temperatura de Globo Negro e Umidade (ITGU, Carga Térmica de Radiação (CTR e Entalpia (H. O experimento foi conduzido na Universidade Estadual de Goiás, entre os meses de abril e maio de 2011, sendo composto por cinco tratamentos (coberturas: CA -Telha de cimento-amianto; BA -Telha de bambu; BAP -Telha de bambu pintada de branco; FB -Telha de fibra vegetal e betume; FBP -Telha de fibra vegetal e betume pintada de branco, com 15 repetições, sendo as repetições os dias de medição. Dentre os horários estudados, o considerado menos confortável foi às 14h, sendo que a cobertura de fibra vegetal e betume foi a que apresentou maior valor de ITGU (84,1 quando comparada às demais coberturas, caracterizando uma situação de menor

  1. [The clinical, social and occupational aspects of Chagas disease in an endemic area under the control of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil].

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    Dias, J C

    1993-01-01

    Among 301 construction workers examined in Bambuí, Brasil, 11.6% presented positive serology for American trypanosomiasis, with a prevalence of 5.0% in the age group 17-29 years, 13.8% in the 30-39 and 39.4% in the 40-57. Electrocardiographic disturbances were detected in 31.3% of the seropositive and in 7.1% of the seronegative individuals, with a significant difference in the age group 40-57 years. Cardiac enlargement and esophagopathy were detected respectively in 8.6% and 8.6% of the positive and 1.5% and 0.8% of the negative group. Chagasic and non-Chagasic individuals came from the same region and social status, but the seropositive group was more associated with low scholarship and immediate antecedent of rural activities. The effectiveness of the programme of vector control installed in the Region in the years 1970 is once more confirmed by its positive impact on the prevalence and morbidity of human Chagas disease. Congenital and transfusional Chagas disease seem to play a very small epidemiologic role in the Region at the present time.

  2. Science, health and development: Chagas disease in Brazil, 1943-1962.

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    Kropf, S Petraglia

    2005-12-01

    The present paper discusses the historical construction and legitimacy of Chagas disease as a distinct nosological entity and as a public health issue in Brazil. It focuses on the activities of a group of researchers from Oswaldo Cruz Institute who worked at the Centre for the Study and Prevention of Chagas disease, located in Bambuí, Minas Gerais. Led in the 1940s and 50s by Emmanuel Dias, disciple of Carlos Chagas, the group made important contributions to the clinical characterization of Chagas disease as a cardiac illness, established the fact that it was technically possible to control the disease by using residual insecticides, and engaged in intense political mobilization to have the disease included as part of the Health Ministry sanitation campaigns. My hypothesis is that the group's work was a determining factor in the overcoming of certain unresolved controversies that had surrounded the medical and social identity of the disease since the 1920s. I examine to what extent this process was directly linked both to post-war optimism over new possibilities of combating infectious diseases and to the national and international debate on the relation between health and economic and social development.

  3. Difference planted season and creeper-pole on both growth and yield of the two cultivars of velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens (L. DC.

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    SUPRIYONO

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available The aims of this research were to know the effect of different cultivars, planted seasons and creeper poles at velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens (L. DC. growth, yield and their interactions. This research was conducted on litosol soil in Tancep, Ngawen, Gunungkidul on 170 m up sea level and 9-10° elevation. The depth of soil tillage was 5-17 cm. Design utilization was Randomized Completed Block Design (RCBD with factorial 3 factors. The treatment was (i cultivars: rase and putih Gunungkidul (ii planted seasons: dry and rainy seasons and (iii creeper-poles: control, corn 0 weeks old, corn 2 weeks old, corn 4 weeks old and bambu. There is replicated 3 times. The result of this research was the 1st velvet bean growth on rainy season was rapidly but they have long time planted. The 2nd, by splited rase cultivars, rainy season and creeper-pole utilization was yield increased. The 3rd, on the rainy season, the high yield was come by rase cultivar and creeper-pole utilization. The 4th, with the 2 times velvet bean density and without calculated corn yield, rase cultivar planted on rainy season and bamboo creeper-pole coused the highest velvet bean yield but no significant different with 4 weeks corn creeper-pole.

  4. Geologic conceptual model of the municipality of Sete Lagoas (MG, Brazil and the surroundings

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    PAULO GALVÃO

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The study area is located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, among the municipalities of Pedro Leopoldo, Matozinhos, and Sete Lagoas, with Velhas River as the eastern boundary. It is located in the São Francisco Craton, where carbonated argillo-arenaceous sediments are emplaced giving origin to the Bambuí Group, in the São Francisco Basin. Despite the geological knowledge previously developed, the region needs work on integration and detailing of such information. For this reason, the main objective was to contribute to the quality of the geologic cartography, the spatial distribution, and the structural framework geometry. Thus, geologic mapping, aerial photography interpretation, and evaluation of 270 lithologic well profiles were carried out. It was possible to establish a new geologic perspective of the region by obtaining the detailed geologic map of the municipality of Sete Lagoas, 14 geologic cross sections, and a geologic conceptual model. The study showed that the area is within a basin border, presenting a geometry conditioned by horst and graben system controlled by faulting. This structural feature displaced stratigraphic sequences positioning them side by side with lithologic sequences with different ages.

  5. A VILLAGE-SCALE TRIAL OF BAYTHROID (OMS-2012 FOR CONTROL OF THE MALARIA VECTOR ANOPHELES ACONITUS IN CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA

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    Barodji Barodji

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Pengujian racun serangga baythroid 10 % wdp. tingkat pedesaan (stage IV dosis 100 mg/m2 telah dilakukan untuk menanggulangi vektor malaria Anopheles aconitus yang telah kebal terhadap DDT di daerah pedesaan dekat Semarang, Jawa Tengah. Hasil percobaan ini menunjukkan bahwa penyemprotan racun serangga baythroid efektip selama 8 minggu untuk menanggulangi populasi An. aconitus yang hinggap di kandang malam hari, di dalam rumah dan di luar rumah pada pagi hari. Sedang jumlah An. aconitus yang menggigit orang di dalam dan di luar rumah pada 3 minggu sesudah penyemprotan tampak mulai meningkat. Umur residu yang efektip racun serangga ini (kematian An. aconitus > 70 % pada permukaan bambu di dalam rumah adalah selama 5 minggu setelah penyemprotan, sedang pada permukaan kayu kematian tidak mencapai 70 %, kecuali pada penilaian minggu ke 4 setelah penyemprotan. Pengaruh fumigasi racun serangga baythroid adalah sangat lemah, kematian hanya sebesar 3,5 % di dalam rumah dan 4 % di dalam kandang pada 4 hari setelah penyemprotan. Selama percobaan tidak ditemui adanya kesulitan dalam membuat suspensi, hambatan pada tangki penyemprot, maupun masalah keracunan dalam penggunaan racun serangga ini.

  6. Chemical characterization of the lignins of corn and soybean agricultural residues Caracterização química das ligninas dos resíduos agrícolas de milho e de soja

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    E.O.S. Saliba

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Corn (CR and soybean (SR culture wastes were submitted to extraction with organic solvents for lignin isolation (LGS. The obtained lignin was chemically characterized, and based on studies of functional groups and microanalyses, it was possible to determine the minimum formula. LGS of CR has characteristics that resemble wood and of bamboo lignin, possessing a larger amount of methoxyl groups and vanillin.Foram utilizados dois restos de cultura, resíduo de milho (CR e resíduo da cultura de soja (SR e o material foi submetido à extração com solventes orgânicos para isolamento da lignina (LGS. A lignina assim obtida foi caracterizada quimicamente. Com base em estudos de grupos funcionais e microanálise foi possível determinar a fórmula mínima para as ligninas. A LGS de CR tem características que a assemelham à lignina de madeira e do bambu, apresentando maior quantidade de grupos metoxila e de vanilina derivada.

  7. HOUSE—SCALE TRIALS OF ALPHAMETHRIN (OMS—3004 AGAINST DDT RESISTANT ANOPHELES ACONITUS IN CENTRAL JAVA

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    Barodji Barodji

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Uji coba racun serangga alphamethrin (OMS—3004 tingkat perumahan (Stage IV telah dilakukan untuk menanggulangi vektor malaria Anopheles aconitus di desa Kaligading, Kecamatan Boja, Jawa Tengah. Alphamethrin 5 % disemprotkan pada permukaan dinding dengan dosis 100 mg/m2 dan 200 mg/m2. Penilaian entomologi dilakukan dengan cara pengujian hayati kontak langsung, kontak tidak langsung dan penangkapan An. aconitus di kandang pagi hari. An. aconitus penuh darah hasil penangkapan dipelihara selama 24 jam untuk diperiksa kematiannya. Hasil pengujian hayati kontak langsung menunjukkan bahwa umur residu racun serangga alphamethrin adalah cukup baik pada permukaan bambu maupun kayu. Umur residu yang^efek-tip (kematian > 70 % adalah selama 25 minggu setelah penyemprotan dosis 100 mg/m dan selama 29 minggu setelah penyemprotan 200 mg/m2. Efek fumigasi racun serangga alphamethrin adalah sangat lemah baik pada penyemprotan dosis 100 mg/m2 maupun pada 200 mg/m2. Kema­tian An. aconitus hanya sebesar 2 % pada 4 hari setelah penyemprotan dosis 100 mg/m2 dan 4 % pada 4 hari setelah penyemprotan 200 mg/m2.

  8. POLITIK HUKUM PENANGGULANGAN TINDAK PIDANA TERHADAP PEDAGANG KAKI LIMA

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    fitri setiyani dwiarti

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available abstractThis research aimed to describe the choice of law carried out by Local Government of Bandar Lampung in tackling illegal activities of street vendors in the Bambu Kuning Market. By using normative approach and utilizing secondary data, it could be concluded that use of a means of penal or (law criminal in a policy is a way to streamline the implementation of the regulation. In addition, it can be concluded that the existence of criminal in a regulation will only be effective if: 1 the criminal is seriously preventing, 2 criminal it does not cause an even more dangerous or harmful than would occur if the criminal is not charged, and 3 no other criminal that can effectively prevent the harm or loss smaller. The provision of criminal sanctions in a regulation serves to prevent the occurrence of crime, and in addition, if a crime has occurred, then the function of criminal provisions is to give deterrent effect to the perpetrators. Keywords: Legal Politics, Criminal Law and Street Vendors.

  9. PENINGKATAN DAYA DUKUNG PONDASI DANGKAL DENGAN MENGGUNAKAN CERUCUK SUATU STUDI MODEL

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    Soebianto Tjandrawibawa

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available “Cerucuk” are widely used in foundation engineering to increase bearing capacity of the foundation and reduce the settlement. In order to study the behavior of the cerucuk some laboratory tests have been conducted on foundation model using bamboo sticks as cerucuk. Three positions of cerucuk namely, vertical, inclined and combination of vertical-inclimed are tested. Based on the test result, it is concluded that 60% increase of bearing capacity is achieved by inclined cerucuk, 37% by vertical cerucuk and 33% by combination of vertical-inclined cerucuk. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Cerucuk banyak dipakai untuk meningkatkan daya dukung pondasi dan mengurangi penurunan yang akan terjadi. Untuk mengetahui perilaku pondasi dengan cerucuk tersebut, telah dilakukan penelitian berupa test pembebanan pada suatu model pondasi dengan menggunakan “biting” bambu sebagai cerucuk. Tiga macam pemasangan cerucuk yaitu tegak, miring dan kombinasi tegak miring dilakukan pada test tersebut. Hasil percobaan menunjukkan adanya peningkatan daya dukung tanah sebesar 60% oleh cerucuk miring, 37% oleh cerucuk tegak dan 33% bila dipakai kombinasi tegak miring.

  10. Planos locais de promoção da saúde: intersetorialidade(s construída(s no território

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    Simone Tetu Moysés

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aponta para a importância de se considerar as especificidades dos espaços/territórios/locais de vida individual e coletiva na construção de ações de promoção da saúde e explora como essa abordagem tem consolidado conceitualmente o respeito às territorialidades e à territorialização das ações como um princípio e uma estratégia operacional da promoção da saúde. Com base na literatura selecionada, os autores discutem a necessidade de se vislumbrar o território vivido enquanto locus para operacionalizar intersetorialidade(s, dando voz às pessoas que ali vivem, desejam e resolvem seus problemas complexos, às redes sociais já existentes e àquelas emergentes. Apresentam ainda uma estratégia/método validado (Método Bambu nacional e internacionalmente para elaboração de planos locais de promoção da saúde, o qual permite a priorização de ações mediante a escuta da população e dos gestores.

  11. Concomitância de infecção chagásica e esquistossomose numa população brasileira

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    Kurt Kloetzel

    1973-12-01

    Full Text Available A população estudada, composta de 201 indivíduos do sexo masculino, 85% dos quais com idade superior a 30 anos, exibiu elevada prevalência de esquistossomose mansônica (95% pela intradermoreação e 79% pela reação de hemaglutinação, bem como sorologia positiva para T. cruzi em pelo menos 28% dos casos. A severidade da infecção chagásica, avaliada através do ECG e de um exame clínico, mostrou-se bastante superior àquela reportada de diversas outras regiões endêmicas, notadamente o Rio Grande do Sul, e semelhante àquela descrita para Bambuí (M.G.: 47% dos indivíduos com positividade sorológica apresentavam alterações eletrocardiográficas, contra apenas 24% daqueles com sorologia negativa. A correlação entre sorologia e sintomas e sinais clínicos também foi tentada. Embora se trate de região trabalhada pelas equipes da SUCAM, é de se ressaltar que a transmissão de T. cruzi ainda não foi interrompida.

  12. Old age, disability and care in public health.

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    Giacomin, Karla Cristina; Firmo, Josélia Oliveira Araújo

    2015-12-01

    Aging of the population profoundly changes the scope of action of public health, altering the profile of morbidity-mortality and increasing the demand for chronic care. In the aging population, disability serves as an indicator of health and a guideline for actions and policies. This enquiry, with a qualitative approach, based on interpretative anthropology and the emic perspective, aims to understand the way of thinking and acting of old people in the face of 'old age with disability' and their relationships with public health. Individual interviews were held at the subject's homes, using a semi-structured script, with 57 old people living in the city, including participants from the cohort of Bambuí. Collection and analysis of the data was oriented by the methodology of Signs, Meanings and Actions, making possible anthropological investigation of the representations and concrete behaviors associated with disability in old age in the local culture. Two categories relating to the relationships between old age, disability and public healthcare emerged from the analysis: (i) experience of care in old age with disability; and (ii) the fear of lack of care. The results reveal that public health needs to review its concepts about disability in old age and incorporate disability into the agenda of the functional dimension of health and care for old age.

  13. IDENTIFICAÇÃO E MAPEAMENTO DAS MATAS SECAS ASSOCIADAS AO CARSTE CARBONÁTICO DE SANTO HIPÓLITO E MONJOLOS

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    Bruno Durão Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available This study is planned to identify and map the occurrence of dry forests (Seasonal Dry Forests or Florestas Estacionais Deciduais associated with carbonates of the Bambuí Group in the karst region of Santo Hipólito and Monjolos - Minas Gerais. The dry forests in carbonates are typically found at interfluvial landscapes presenting an expressive importance in the ecosystem especially for being associated with karst recharge areas, as well as supplying biomass to the endokarst environment. Therefore, seasonal dry forests are crucial for karst systems and caves. The historical significance of the mentioned region is confirmed by the visits of the Danish naturalist Peter W. Lund in the nineteenth century. In biogeographical terms, the area is located in the contact zone between the dry forests and mountainous fields (rupestral fields or campos rupestres of the Espinhaço ridge. The preservation of such biomes is necessary to reduce impacts on natural and man- -made environments. For the identification of carbonate dry forests, the authors used Landsat 5 images with field control. The methodology was adapted to be used in the tropical karst and is based on the proposal by Kokalj and Oštir (2007 who identified through remote sensing techniques different land uses (including deciduous forests in the Slovene “classical karst”.

  14. 矮牵牛pMA DS4基因的克隆及序列分析%Cloning and Sequence Analysis of pMADS4 Gene from Petunia

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    郭伟; 樊金会; 董秀春; 李青; 束怀瑞

    2008-01-01

    利用RT-PCR方法从矮牵牛(Petunia hybrida)中克隆了MADS盒基因pMADS4,进行了全序列测定.测序结果显示,所得到的基因与发表的序列同源率为100%.该基因长度为910 bp,含有一个开放阅读框,编码253个氨基酸残基组成的蛋白,具有典型的植物MADS盒基因的结构,该蛋白序列与玉米(Zea mays)ZAG3、麻竹(Dendrocalamus latiflorus)DIMADS18和拟南芥(Arabidopsis thaliana)AGL6的同源性分别为64%、64%和61%,说明pMADS4是AGL6在矮牵牛中的同源基因,推测它们具有相似的功能,都促进开花并且调节花器官形成.进化树分析显示,AP1/AGL9亚家族分为SEP、AGL6和AP1三个分枝,且AGL6分枝又进一步分为三组,分别与裸子植物、单子叶植物和双子叶植物类群相对应,预测通过分离植物的AGL6同源基因可以准确的判断植物所属类群.通过蛋白预测说明pMADS4蛋白以同源或异源二聚体的形式存在,具有结合DNA的功能.%MADS box gene Pmads4 WAS ISOLATED FROM Petunia hybrida by RT-PCR. The result of the sequencing showed that this nucleotide sequence of Pmads4 GENE HAS 100% edentity with the published sequences. The gene is 910 bp in length, with an open reading frame encoding a 253 amino acid protien, which displayed the structure of typical plant MADS box protein and is close similar to ZAG3 of Zea mays, DIMADS18 of Dendrocalamus latiflorus and AGL6 homolog and might have the same function as other AGL 6 homologous genex, which might promote flower and regulate floral organ formation. The phylogenetic tree analysis revealed that AP1/AGL9 group was split into SEP, AGL6 and AP1 clades. The AGL6 clade was further divided into three groups which coincided with gymnosperm, dicotyledon and monocotyledon taxa and we put forward a gypothesis to tag species according to the A GL6-like genes. The predicted structure showed that the subunits of Pmads4 protein interact to form both homodimers and heterodimers and the protein dimers have

  15. Water Use Patterns of Four Tropical Bamboo Species Assessed with Sap Flux Measurements.

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    Mei, Tingting; Fang, Dongming; Röll, Alexander; Niu, Furong; Hendrayanto; Hölscher, Dirk

    2015-01-01

    Bamboos are grasses (Poaceae) that are widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. We aimed at exploring water use patterns of four tropical bamboo species (Bambusa vulgaris, Dendrocalamus asper, Gigantochloa atroviolacea, and G. apus) with sap flux measurement techniques. Our approach included three experimental steps: (1) a pot experiment with a comparison of thermal dissipation probes (TDPs), the stem heat balance (SHB) method and gravimetric readings using potted B. vulgaris culms, (2) an in situ calibration of TDPs with the SHB method for the four bamboo species, and (3) field monitoring of sap flux of the four bamboo species along with three tropical tree species (Gmelina arborea, Shorea leprosula, and Hevea brasiliensis) during a dry and a wet period. In the pot experiment, it was confirmed that the SHB method is well suited for bamboos but that TDPs need to be calibrated. In situ, species-specific parameters for such calibration formulas were derived. During field monitoring we found that some bamboo species reached high maximum sap flux densities. Across bamboo species, maximal sap flux density increased with decreasing culm diameter. In the diurnal course, sap flux densities in bamboos peaked much earlier than radiation and vapor pressure deficit (VPD), and also much earlier than sap flux densities in trees. There was a pronounced hysteresis between sap flux density and VPD in bamboos, which was less pronounced in trees. Three of the four bamboo species showed reduced sap flux densities at high VPD values during the dry period, which was associated with a decrease in soil moisture content. Possible roles of internal water storage, root pressure and stomatal sensitivity are discussed.

  16. Remote Sensing Based Biophysical Characterization of Tropical Deciduous Forest in Central India

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    Singh, R. P.; Goroshi, S.; Sharma, N. K.; Bairagi, G. D.; Sharma, R.; Jalil, P.; Jain, A.; Sonakia, A.; Parihar, J. S.

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    The paper reports the measurements of biophysical parameters using field and satellite data over a tropical deciduous forest Kanha National Park (KNP), central India. Field measurement (GBH, LAI, litter, soil moisture) was carried out over ten quadrates of 0.1ha in KNP for characterization of biophysical parameters with specified measurement protocol and sampling. Satellite based remote sensing analysis (LAI, Phenology, and NPP) was carried out using multi date observations of IRS-LISS-III, IMS-1MX, SPOT-VEGETATION and EOS-MODIS instruments. Rank correlation analysis using field data collected in the selected quadrates at KNP showed Sal (Shorea robusta) is dominant forest species followed by Lendia, Jamun (Syzygium cumini), Saja, Harra and Dhawda etc. Field measurement of Sal showed GBH range from 20 cm to 170 cm. Different forest classes such as Sal; Sal mixed with Jamun, Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) etc, including grasslands/scrubland were classified with overall accuracy of 85.56 percent using March, May and October multi spectral data. Sal has distinct growth characteristics (low vegetation growth/ leaf fall in March instead of May) as compared to other vegetation species. As per the Leaf Area Index (LAI) measurement using hemispherical photographs, Sal showed the highest LAI (6.95 m2/m2) during September and lowest LAI (2.63 m2/m2) during March. Overall good agreement (r= 0.79) was found between the LAI generated from LISS-III and MODIS data product. It was observed from SPOT-VEGETATION analysis that NPP varied from 8.4 tC/ha/year (dry deciduous forest) to 14.25 tC/ha/year (Moist deciduous forest) in KNP.

  17. Projections of Biofuel Growth Patterns Reveal the Potential Importance of Nitrogen Fixation for Miscanthus Productivity

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    Davis, S. C.; Parton, W. J.; Dohleman, F. G.; Gottel, N. R.; Smith, C. M.; Kent, A. D.; Delucia, E. H.

    2008-12-01

    Demand for liquid biofuels is increasing because of the disparity between fuel demand and supply. Relative to grain crops, the more intensive harvest required for second generation liquid biofuel production leads to the removal of significantly more carbon and nitrogen from the soil. These elements are conventionally litter products of crops that are returned to the soil and can accumulate over time. This loss of organic matter represents a management challenge because the energy cost associated with fertilizers or external sources of organic matter reduce the net energy value of the biofuel crops. Plants that have exceptional strategies for exploiting nutrients may be the most viable options for sustainable biofuel yields because of low management and energy cost. Miscanthus x giganteus has high N retranslocation rates, maintains high photosynthetic rates over a large temperature range, exploits a longer-than-average growing season, and yields at least twice the biomass of other candidate biofuel grass crops (i.e. switchgrass). We employed the DAYCENT model to project potential productivity of Miscanthus, corn, switchgrass, and mixed prairie communities based on our current knowledge of these species. Ecosystem process descriptions that have been validated for many crop species did not accurately predict Miscanthus yields and lead to new hypotheses about unknown N cycling mechanisms for this species. We tested the hypothesis that Miscanthus hosts N-fixing bacteria in several ways. First, we used enrichment culture and molecular methods to detect N-fixing bacteria in Miscanthus. Then, we demonstrated the plant-growth promoting effect of diazotrophs isolated from Miscanthus rhizomes on a model grass. And finally, we applied 15N2 to the soil and rooting zone of field grown Miscanthus plants to determine if atmospheric N2 was incorporated into plant tissue, a process that requires N-fixation. These experiments are the first tests of N-fixation in Miscanthus x

  18. Revisión taxonómica y estratigráfica de esporas cicatricosas del Cretácico Inferior de Patagonia: 1. Géneros Appendicisporites Weyland & Krieger, Nodosisporites Deák y Plicatella Maljavkina Taxonomic and stratigraphic revision of Lower Cretaceous cicatricose spores from Patagonia: 1. Genera Appendicisporites Weyland & Krieger, Nodosisporites Deák and Plicatella Maljavkina

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    Sergio Archangelsky

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    Full Text Available Sedimentitas del Cretácico Inferior halladas en distintas localidades de la Cuenca Austral, Patagonia, incluyen numerosos tipos de esporas cicatricosas de helechos que pertenecen a la familia Anemiaceae. En esta contribución inicial se presenta el estudio taxonómico de 13 especies que se refieren a los géneros Appendicisporites Weyland & Krieger, Nodosisporites Deák y Plicatella Maljavkina. Se discuten los criterios más actualizados sobre la caracterización de estos géneros, los que permiten sugerir varios cambios sistemáticos de taxones descriptos previamente en Argentina. El material procede de perfiles de superficie y de sondeos de la Plataforma Continental, y corresponde a varias unidades litoestratigráficas cuyas edades oscilan entre el Valanginiano y Albiano. Por primera vez se citan para Argentina las especies Nodosisporites cf. N. genuinus (Bolkhovitina Davies, Appendicisporites cf. N. unicus (Markova Singh, Plicatipollenites jansonii (Pocock Davies, P. cf. P. degenerata (Thiergart Davies y P. pseudotripartita (Bolkhovitina como una nueva combinación. Además se aceptan las combinaciones realizadas por otros autores de las siguientes especies argentinas: P. archangelskyi Davies (por Cicatricosisporites giganteus Archangelsky & Gamerro y Plicatipollenites baqueroensis (Archangelsky & Gamerro Davies. Finalmente, se efectúan comentarios sobre la distribución estratigráfica de las especies estudiadas en perfiles y secciones de subsuelo.Lower Cretaceous sediments found in different localities of the Austral Basin in Patagonia, contain several cicatricose fern spore types belonging to the family Anemiaceae. This initial contribution is a taxonomic study of 13 species referred to the genera Appendicisporites Weyland & Krieger, Nodosisporites Deák and Plicatella Maljavkina. The most recent criteria to characterise these genera are discussed and systematic changes of taxa previously described in Argentina are suggested. The

  19. Effect of different plant species in pilot constructed wetlands for wastewater reuse in agriculture

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    Salvatore Barbagallo

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    Full Text Available In this paper the first results of an experiment carried out in Southern Italy (Sicily on the evapotranspiration (ET and removal in constructed wetlands with five plant species are presented. The pilot plant used for this study is made of twelve horizontal sub-surface flow constructed wetlands (each with a surface area of 4.5 m2 functioning in parallel, and it is used for tertiary treatment of part of the effluents from a conventional municipal wastewater treatment plant (trickling filter. Two beds are unplanted (control while ten beds are planted with five different macrophyte species: Cyperus papyrus, Vetiveria zizanoides, Miscanthus x giganteus, Arundo donax and Phragmites australis (i.e., every specie is planted in two beds to have a replication. The influent flow rate is measured in continuous by an electronic flow meter. The effluent is evaluated by an automatic system that measure the discharged volume for each bed. Physical, chemical and microbiological analyses were carried out on wastewater samples collected at the inlet of CW plant and at the outlet of the twelve beds. An automatic weather station is installed close to the experimental plant, measuring air temperature, wind speed and direction, rainfall, global radiation, relative humidity. This allows to calculate the reference Evapotranspiration (ET0 with the Penman-Monteith formula, while the ET of different plant species is measured through the water balance of the beds. The first results show no great differences in the mean removal performances of the different plant species for TSS, COD and E.coli, ranged from, respectively, 82% to 88%, 60% to 64% and 2.7 to 3.1 Ulog. The average removal efficiency of nutrient (64% for TN; 61 for NH4-N, 31% for PO4-P in the P.australis beds was higher than that other beds. From April to November 2012 ET measured for plant species were completely different from ET0 and ETcontrol, underlining the strong effect of vegetation. The cumulative

  20. Evaluation of herbaceous crops irrigated with treated wastewater for ethanol production

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    Salvatore Barbagallo

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    Full Text Available The competition for freshwater between agricultural, industrial, and civil uses has greatly increased in Mediterranean basin characterized by prolonged dry seasons. The aim of this study was to evaluate biomass production and the potential ethanol production of promising “no-food” herbaceous crops irrigated with low quality water at different ETc restitutions (0%, 50 and 100%. The research was carried out, in 2011 and 2012, in an open field near the full-scale constructed wetland (CW municipal treatment plant located in the Eastern Sicily (Italy. The CW effluent has been applied in a experimental irrigation field of Vetiveria zizanoides (L. Nash, Miscanthus x giganteus Greef et Deu. and Arundo donax (L.. Physical, chemical and microbiological analyses were carried out on wastewater samples collected at inlet and outlet of CW and pollutant removal efficiencies were calculated for each parameter. Bio-agronomical analysis on herbaceous species were made with the goal to evaluate the main parameters such as the plant dimension, the growth response and the biomass production. Biomass dry samples were processed with a three-step chemical pretreatment, hydrolysed with a mix of commercial enzymes and next fermented to obtain the yield of ethanol production. Average TSS, COD and TN removal for CW were about 74%, 67% and 68%, respectively. Although the satisfactory Escherichia coli removal, about 3.5 log unit for both beds on average, CW didn’t achieve the restrictive Italian law limits for wastewater reuse. As expected, irrigation was beneficial and the full ET replenishment increase the biomass productivity as compared to the other two treatment. The mean productivity of Vetiveria zizanoides and Myscanthus x giganteus were about 9, 26 and 38 t ha–1 and 3, 7 and 12 t ha–1 respectively in 0%, 50% and 100% ETc restitutions. Arundo donax gave higher values of dry biomass (78 t ha–1 in 100% ETc restitution in 2011 season, and potential ethanol

  1. Crevillente 15 y Crevillente 16, dos nuevos yacimientos con macromamíferos en el Mioceno superior de Alicante (España

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    Alberdi, M. T.

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    Full Text Available Two new fossiliferous localities with macromammals from the Upper Miocene of Crevillente (Alicante, Spain are studied. Crevillente 15 and Crevillente 16 are geographically very close and have provided similar fossil assemblages dated as Middle Turolian (MNI2. The stratigraphic position of these localities has been related to Crevillente 2, which is the most important locality in the general area. The lithologic interval that includes both new outcrops has also been described. The paleontological study of the macrommamal remains allows us the identification of the following taxa: Simocyon sp., Paramachairodus cf. orientalis. Machairodus giganteus. Microstonys major. Cervidae indet., Tragoportax gaudryi, cf. Hispanodorcas sp., Hipparion concudense cf. aguirrei. Dicerorhinus schleiermacheri. Deinotherium cf. giganteum and Tetralophodon longirostris. This work supplies new data concerning the, hitherto poorly known, Turolian mammal assemblages in the eastern margin of the Iberian Peninsula.En el presente trabajo se estudian dos nuevos yacimientos descubiertos recientemente en el área de Crevillente (Alicante, los cuales han proporcionado restos de macromamíferos. Ambos afloramientos, denominados Crevillente 15 y Crevillente 16, se encuentran próximos entre sí, y sus respectivas asociaciones fósiles son muy semejantes, indicando una edad Turoliense medio (MN12. Desde el punto de vista geológico, se ha precisado la posición estratigráfica de las localidades con respecto a Crevillente 2, que es el yacimiento más importante de los conocidos en esta área. Además, también se ha descrito la estratigrafía de detalle del tramo en que se encuentran los dos niveles estudiados. Por otro lado, se ha llevado a cabo la descripción y el estudio sistemático de los restos de macromamíferos recuperados. Esto ha permitido diferenciar once taxones: Simocyon sp., Paramachairodus cf. orientalis, Machairodus giganteus. Microstonyx major, Cervidae indet

  2. Desempenho de híbridos de tomate de crescimento indeterminado em função de sistemas de condução de plantas Performance of tomato hybrids of indeterminate growth depending on training systems

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    Evandro S Matos

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar dois sistemas de tutoramento e condução de plantas na produtividade e seus componentes em híbridos de tomateiro dos segmentos Salada Longa Vida e Santa Cruz de crescimento indeterminado, visando ao consumo in natura. Adotou-se o delineamento em blocos ao acaso com os tratamentos em esquema fatorial 5x2, quatro repetições, sendo avaliados cinco híbridos comerciais, três pertencentes ao grupo Salada Longa Vida ('Alambra', 'Paron' e 'Forty' e dois do grupo Santa Cruz ('Débora Pto' e 'Ellus', em dois sistemas de condução de plantas (bambu e fitilho. O experimento foi conduzido em condições de campo, em Itatiba (SP, de julho de 2007 a janeiro de 2008. Foram consideradas todas as plantas de cada parcela e avaliaram-se a produtividade total, produtividade comercial, produção por planta, massa média de frutos, número total de frutos, número de frutos comercializáveis, número de frutos das classes '3A', '2A' e '1A', número de frutos manchado e com lóculo aberto. Não houve interação entre cultivar e sistema de condução de planta para maioria das características avaliadas, exceto número total de frutos, número de frutos comercializáveis e número de frutos da classe '2A'. O sistema de condução de plantas com uma haste tutorada com fitilho proporcionou incremento na massa média de frutos e número de frutos da classe '3A', e decréscimo do número de frutos da classe '1A', sem reduzir a produtividade total e comercial quando comparado ao método de condução tradicional no bambu com duas hastes por planta.The objective of this work was to determine the effect of training and of two staking systems for plants on yield potential and its components of tomato hybrids of the Salad Extended Shelf Life and Santa Cruz types of indeterminate growth, aiming in natura market. In this experiment we adopted the randomized block design with the treatments in a 5x2 factorial scheme, and four

  3. Comparação da eficiência de diferentes armadilhas utilizadas para a captura de Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae (de Geer, 1778 Comparison of different sampling traps for Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae (de Geer, 1778

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    Lucas M. Cunha

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo comparar a eficiência de armadilhas de papel corrugado com a de armadilhas de colmo de bambu taquaril (Phyllostachys sp. seco na captura de Dermanyssus gallinae, presentes em uma bateria de gaiolas de metal utilizadas na criação de galinhas de postura. A presença de ovos no interior de cada tipo de armadilha foi comparada por meio do teste de Qui-Quadrado e pelo intervalo de confiança para duas proporções. Os valores das somas de estágios móveis nas diferentes armadilhas a cada intervalo de tempo foram comparados utilizando-se o teste de Wilcoxon. A proporção de armadilhas contendo ovos não foi diferente nos dois tipos de armadilha (p This work aims to compare the performance of corrugated paper and "taquaril" bamboo (Phyllostachys sp. straw traps for collecting (in sampling Dermanyssus gallinae in a metal cages battery laying hens. The presence of eggs in the two trap models were compared using a Qui-square test and a proportion confidence interval test. Total daily values of mobile instars gathered in each type of trap were compared using the Wilcoxon's test. The amount of traps containing eggs was not different in neither of the traps (p < 0,05. The number of mobile instars sampled at every two days per trap model was different (p < 0,01. Counting in the corrugated paper traps showed a Gauss distribution histogram and was superior to the values of the bamboo straw traps.

  4. Chronic use of benzodiazepines among older adults

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE To analyze the perception of and motivation for the chronic use of benzodiazepine among older adults. METHODS A qualitative study was conducted on 22 older adults living in Bambuí, MG, Southeastern Brazil, who were taking benzodiazepines and had the clinical and cognitive ability to respond to interview questions. The collected data were analyzed on the basis of the “signs, meanings, and actions” model. RESULTS The main reasons pointed out for the use of benzodiazepines were “nervousness”, “sleep problems”, and “worry” due to family and financial problems, everyday problems, and existential difficulties. None of the interviewees said that they used benzodiazepines in a dose higher than that recommended or had been warned by health professionals about any risks of their continuous use. Different strategies were used to obtain the prescription for the medication, and any physician would prescribe it, indicating that a bond was established with the drug and not with the health professional or healthcare service. Obtaining and consuming the medication turned into a crucial issue because benzodiazepine assumes the status of an essential food, which leads users to not think but sleep. It causes a feeling of relief from their problems such as awareness of human finitude and fragility, existential difficulties, and family problems. CONCLUSIONS Benzodiazepine assumes the characteristics of polyvalence among older adults, which extrapolate specific clinical indications, and of essentiality to deal with life’s problems in old age. Although it relieves the “nerves”, the chronic use of benzodiazepines buffers suffering and prevents older adults from going through the suffering. This shows important difficulties in the organization and planning of strategies that are necessary for minimizing the chronic use in this population.

  5. Velhice, incapacidade e cuidado na saúde pública

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    Karla Cristina Giacomin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O envelhecimento populacional modifica profundamente o escopo de atuação da saúde coletiva, altera o perfil de morbimortalidade e aumenta a demanda por cuidados crônicos. Na população idosa, a incapacidade serve como indicador de saúde e balizador de ações e políticas. Esta pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa, fundamentada na antropologia interpretativa e na perspectiva êmica, tem por objetivo compreender a forma de pensar e agir dos idosos diante da “velhice com incapacidade” e suas relações com a saúde pública. Foram realizadas entrevistas individuais no domicílio, com roteiro semiestruturado, junto a 57 idosos residentes na cidade, inclusive participantes da coorte de Bambuí. A metodologia de Signos, Significados e Ações orientou a coleta e a análise dos dados, possibilitando a investigação antropológica das representações e comportamentos concretos associados à incapacidade na velhice na cultura local. Emergiram da análise duas categorias acerca das relações entre velhice, incapacidade e cuidado na saúde pública: experiências de cuidado na velhice com incapacidade; o medo da falta de cuidados. Os resultados revelam que a saúde pública precisa rever seus conceitos sobre incapacidade na velhice e incorporar a dimensão funcional da saúde e o cuidado à velhice com incapacidade na agenda.

  6. Evolution of the clinical and epidemiological knowledge about Chagas disease 90 years after its discovery

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    Prata Aluízio

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    Full Text Available Three different periods may be considered in the evolution of knowledge about the clinical and epidemiological aspects of Chagas disease since its discovery: (a early period concerning the studies carried out by Carlos Chagas in Lassance with the collaboration of other investigators of the Manguinhos School. At that time the disease was described and the parasite, transmitters and reservoirs were studied. The coexistence of endemic goiter in the same region generated some confusion about the clinical forms of the disease; (b second period involving uncertainty and the description of isolated cases, which lasted until the 1940 decade. Many acute cases were described during this period and the disease was recognized in many Latin American countries. Particularly important were the studies of the Argentine Mission of Regional Pathology Studies, which culminated with the description of the Romaña sign in the 1930 decade, facilitating the diagnosis of the early phase of the disease. However, the chronic phase, which was the most important, continued to be difficult to recognize; (c period of consolidation of knowledge and recognition of the importance of Chagas disease. Studies conducted by Laranja, Dias and Nóbrega in Bambuí updated the description of Chagas heart disease made by Carlos Chagas and Eurico Villela. From then on, the disease was more easily recognized, especially with the emphasis on the use of a serologic diagnosis; (d period of enlargement of knowledges on the disease. The studies on denervation conducted in Ribeirão Preto by Fritz Köberle starting in the 1950 decade led to a better understanding of the relations between Chagas disease and megaesophagus and other visceral megas detected in endemic areas.

  7. Soil oribatid mite in four typical vegetation communities of Misiones forest in the Iguazú area, Argentina Ácaros oribatídeos do solo em quatro comunidades vegetais da floresta de Misiones, na região de Iguazú, Argentina

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    Pablo Antonio Martínez

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to assess the soil oribatid mite communities in four sites of the Upper Paraná Bosque Atlántico, in the Iguazú National Park, Argentina and in surrounding areas: bamboo forest, palm forest and two mixed forests. A comparison between each pair of sites, based on the presence-absence of oribatid species, was performed using Jaccard's index. This is the first systematic sampling of oribatid mites in this area. A total of 56 genera and 96 oribatid species were found, 25 and 49 of them, respectively, are new citation for Argentina. The highest similarity was found between mixed forests. Almost 68% and 34% of the genera were cited for similar biotopes in Brazil and Paraguay, respectively.O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as comunidades de oribatídeos em quatro sítios da Mata Atlântica do Alto Paraná, na área do Parque Nacional Iguazú, Argentina, e em áreas adjacentes: floresta de bambu, floresta de palmito e duas florestas mistas. Foi feita uma comparação de cada par de sítios, com base na presença/ausência de oribatídeos, por meio do índice de Jaccard. Esta é a primeira amostragem sistemática dos oribatídeos dessa região. Cinquenta e seis gêneros e 96 espécies de oribatídeos foram encontrados, dos quais 25 e 49, respectivamente, são citados pela primeira vez para a Argentina. A maior similiraridade foi encontrada entre as duas florestas mistas. Quase 68% e 34% dos gêneros já foram coletados em biótopos similares no Brasil e no Paraguai, respectivamente.

  8. Chronic use of benzodiazepines among older adults.

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    Alvarenga, Jussara Mendonça; Giacomin, Karla Cristina; Loyola Filho, Antônio Ignácio de; Uchoa, Elizabeth; Firmo, Josélia Oliveira Araújo

    2014-12-01

    OBJECTIVE To analyze the perception of and motivation for the chronic use of benzodiazepine among older adults. METHODS A qualitative study was conducted on 22 older adults living in Bambuí, MG, Southeastern Brazil, who were taking benzodiazepines and had the clinical and cognitive ability to respond to interview questions. The collected data were analyzed on the basis of the "signs, meanings, and actions" model. RESULTS The main reasons pointed out for the use of benzodiazepines were "nervousness", "sleep problems", and "worry" due to family and financial problems, everyday problems, and existential difficulties. None of the interviewees said that they used benzodiazepines in a dose higher than that recommended or had been warned by health professionals about any risks of their continuous use. Different strategies were used to obtain the prescription for the medication, and any physician would prescribe it, indicating that a bond was established with the drug and not with the health professional or healthcare service. Obtaining and consuming the medication turned into a crucial issue because benzodiazepine assumes the status of an essential food, which leads users to not think but sleep. It causes a feeling of relief from their problems such as awareness of human finitude and fragility, existential difficulties, and family problems. CONCLUSIONS Benzodiazepine assumes the characteristics of polyvalence among older adults, which extrapolate specific clinical indications, and of essentiality to deal with life's problems in old age. Although it relieves the "nerves", the chronic use of benzodiazepines buffers suffering and prevents older adults from going through the suffering. This shows important difficulties in the organization and planning of strategies that are necessary for minimizing the chronic use in this population.

  9. Potencial produtivo de carvão vegetal da espécie Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. cultivado em Timon, Ma

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    J. K. B. Andrade

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Em decorrência da escassez de madeira para produção energética, alguns setores tem se empenhado com grandes esforços para a produção de seus próprios insumos. Uma alternativa a essa problemática é a utilização do bambu na produção de carvão vegetal, pois é uma espécie tolerante aos mais variados tipos de ambientes e apresenta boa capacidade produtiva. Nesse contexto, o presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o potencial produtivo de carvão vegetal de Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. cultivado em Timon, MA. As amostras foram coletadas num bambuzal de 48,56 ha dividido em quatro talhões (tratamentos, no município de Timon, MA. Em seguida, levadas ao Laboratório de Tecnologia da Madeira da UFCG/CSTR onde se determinou a densidade básica dos colmos do bambu, o rendimento em carvão, rendimento em líquido pirolenhoso, gases incondensáveis e análise química imediata. A densidade básica média do bambu foi de 490 kg/m3, não apresentando diferença significativa entre as médias dos quatro tratamentos. O rendimento médio em carvão vegetal foi de 39,05%, sendo que os tratamentos 1 e 4 apresentaram os maiores valores, com médias de 40,34% e 39,85%, entretanto não diferiram estatisticamente. O rendimento médio em gases condensáveis foi de 12,17%. A densidade aparente variou de 1,945 a 2,833 g/cm3. Os teores médios de materiais voláteis, carbono fixo e rendimento em carbono fixo foram respectivamente 28,55%, 64,11% e 25,04%, não apresentando diferença significativa entre os tratamentos. De acordo com as análises realizadas, verificou-se que o carvão vegetal produzido a partir dos colmos de Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. possui potencial para comercialização e utilização como fonte energética.Productive potential of species Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. charcoal grown in Timon, MaAs a result of the scarcity of raw material (wood for the production of energy, some sectors have committed themselves with great efforts to produce

  10. Papel da autonomia na auto-avaliação da saúde do idoso Papel de la autonomía en la autoevaluación de la salud del anciano Role of autonomy in self-assessment of health by the elderly

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    Maria das Graças Uchôa Penido Fonseca

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Compreender os significados atribuídos à auto-avaliação da saúde do idoso. PROCEDIMENTOS METODOLÓGICOS: Estudo qualitativo, realizado com 17 idosos (> 70 anos de ambos os sexos residentes em Bambuí, MG, em 2008. Foi utilizada abordagem antropológica baseada no modelo de signos, significados e ações que relaciona ações individuais, códigos culturais e contexto macrossocial. Foram realizadas entrevistas semi-estruturadas centradas na auto-avaliação da saúde, descrição de saúde "boa" e saúde "ruim" e nos critérios utilizados pelos idosos na auto-avaliação da saúde. ANÁLISE DOS RESULTADOS: A idéia organizadora dos relatos vincula a autoavaliação da saúde do idoso às lógicas "participar da vida" e "ancoragem à vida". A primeira tem a autonomia como fio condutor, englobando as seguintes categorias: permanecer ativo dentro das capacidades funcionais instrumentais avançadas, ser dono da própria vida (como oposição a ser dependente, ser capaz de resolver problemas e poder agir como desejar. A segunda lógica unifica as seguintes categorias: capacidade de interação, estar engajado em relações significativas e poder contar com familiares, amigos ou vizinhos. CONCLUSÕES: A saúde é entendida pelos idosos como ter autonomia no exercício de competências funcionais demandadas pela sociedade, tais como capacidade de responder às obrigações familiares e capacidade de desempenhar papéis sociais. Ao definir sua saúde como boa ou razoável, o idoso não se caracteriza como pessoa livre de doenças, mas como sujeito capaz de agir sobre o ambiente.OBJETIVO: Comprender los significados atribuidos a la auto-evaluación de la salud del anciano. PROCEDIMIENTOS METODOLÓGICOS: Estudio cualitativo, realizado con 17 anciano (>70 años de ambos sexos residentes en la ciudad de Bambuí, Sureste de Brasil, en 2008. Fue utilizado abordaje antropológica basada en el modelo de signos, significados y acciones que

  11. Value addition to bamboo shoots: a review.

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    Choudhury, Debangana; Sahu, Jatindra K; Sharma, G D

    2012-08-01

    Bamboo shoot forms a traditional delicacy in many countries. Being low in fat content and high in potassium, carbohydrate, dietary fibres, Vitamins and active materials, bamboo shoots are consumed in raw, canned, boiled, marinated, fermented, frozen, liquid and medicinal forms. Although the fresh bamboo shoots of species like Dendraocalamus giganteus are healthier and nutritionally rich, the young shoots, after fortification, can be consumed by processing into a wide range of food products with longer shelf-life and better organoleptic qualities. However, the consumption pattern of bamboo shoots in most of the countries is traditional, non-standardized, seasonal and region-specific with little value addition. Therefore, there exists a great opportunity, especially for the organized food processing sectors to take up the processing of bamboo shoot-based food products in an organized manner. The present article gives an insight into the global scenario of bamboo shoot-based food products and their consumption pattern, the quality attributes, and the opportunities for value addition along with future prospects in view of international food safety, security and nutrition.

  12. Mesozoic palynology and continental sediments in NE Africa (Egypt and Sudan) - a review

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    Schrank, E.

    In Egypt and Sudan most palynogical data are derived from predominantly clastic sequences in research wells for oil, water and other sedimentary deposits. The partly coal-bearing Middle Jurassic is characterized by dominance of pteridophytes while increasing percentages of gymnosperms may be noted in the Late Jurassic. The Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary is difficult to define, but Ischyosporites-Cicatricosisporites assemblages have been interpreted as Late Jurassic and overlying assemblages with Impardecispora, Geicheniidites, Classopollis etc. as Neocomian. The appearance of rare early angiosperms and their subsequent rise is documented e.g. in the Six Hills (Barremian) and in the shallow marine Abu Ballas Formation (Aptian). More advanced angiosperm types (tricolpates, tricolporates, triporates) occur in the post-Aptian. Elater-bearing spores ( Elaterosporites) associated with Afropollis form a distinctive element of the Albian (to Early Cenomanian) palynofloras known from Northern Egypt and recently discovered in Northern Sudan. In the Coniacian-Santonian, the spinose tetrads of Droseridites senonicus and large tricolpate pollen of the Foveotricolpites giganteus group become the most characteristic members of the terrestrial palynofloras. Distinctly marine palynomorphs reach the middle latitudes of Egypt for the first time with the Campanian-Maastrichtian transgression. Reduced salinity in the Phosphate Formation is reflected by peridinoid (e.g. Andalusiella, Senegalinium) communities interfingering with pollen and spores dominated associations. More open marine conditions in the overlying Dakhla Shale are documented by the rise of cosmopolitan gonyaulacoids such as Spiniferites, Glaphyrocysta and Florentinia.

  13. Dental fluorosis and skeletal fluoride content as biomarkers of excess fluoride exposure in marsupials.

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    Death, Clare; Coulson, Graeme; Kierdorf, Uwe; Kierdorf, Horst; Morris, William K; Hufschmid, Jasmin

    2015-11-15

    Particulate and gaseous fluoride emissions contaminate vegetation near fluoride-emitting industries, potentially impacting herbivorous wildlife in neighboring areas. Dental fluorosis has been associated with consumption of fluoride-contaminated foliage by juvenile livestock and wildlife in Europe and North America. For the first time, we explored the epidemiology and comparative pathology of dental fluorosis in Australian marsupials residing near an aluminium smelter. Six species (Macropus giganteus, Macropus rufogriseus, Wallabia bicolor, Phascolarctos cinereus, Trichosurus vulpecula, Pseudocheirus peregrinus) demonstrated significantly higher bone fluoride levels in the high (n=161 individuals), compared to the low (n=67 individuals), fluoride areas (pdental fluorosis in eutherian mammals. Within the high-fluoride area, 67% of individuals across the six species showed dental enamel lesions, compared to 3% in the low-fluoride areas. Molars that erupted before weaning were significantly less likely to display pathological lesions than those developing later, and molars in the posterior portion of the dental arcade were more severely fluorotic than anterior molars in all six species. The severity of dental lesions was positively associated with increasing bone fluoride levels in all species, revealing a potential biomarker of excess fluoride exposure.

  14. Cascading effects of defaunation on the coexistence of two specialized insect seed predators.

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    Peguero, Guille; Muller-Landau, Helene C; Jansen, Patrick A; Wright, S Joseph

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    Identification of the mechanisms enabling stable coexistence of species with similar resource requirements is a central challenge in ecology. Such coexistence can be facilitated by species at higher trophic levels through complex multi-trophic interactions, a mechanism that could be compromised by ongoing defaunation. We investigated cascading effects of defaunation on Pachymerus cardo and Speciomerus giganteus, the specialized insect seed predators of the Neotropical palm Attalea butyracea, testing the hypothesis that vertebrate frugivores and granivores facilitate their coexistence. Laboratory experiments showed that the two seed parasitoid species differed strongly in their reproductive ecology. Pachymerus produced many small eggs that it deposited exclusively on the fruit exocarp (exterior). Speciomerus produced few large eggs that it deposited exclusively on the endocarp, which is normally exposed only after a vertebrate handles the fruit. When eggs of the two species were deposited on the same fruit, Pachymerus triumphed only when it had a long head start, and the loser always succumbed to intraguild predation. We collected field data on the fates of 6569 Attalea seeds across sites in central Panama with contrasting degrees of defaunation and wide variation in the abundance of vertebrate frugivores and granivores. Speciomerus dominated where vertebrate communities were intact, whereas Pachymerus dominated in defaunated sites. Variation in the relative abundance of Speciomerus across all 84 sampling sites was strongly positively related to the proportion of seeds attacked by rodents, an indicator of local vertebrate abundance.

  15. CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF MISCANTHUS FLORIDULUS STEMS AND STUDY OF THEIR OIL ABSORPTION ABILITY USING GOLD NANOPARTICLES

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    Wayne Liao,

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Miscanthus floridulus, which originated from a high elevation mountain area in Taiwan, is a newly cultivated species of Miscanthus. Instead of Miscanthus × giganteus, M. floridulus can be used as an alternative fuel for energy production as well. Except for leaves, stems of M. floridulus count for a major portion of the biomass. In this study, the lignin and cellulose contents of M. floridulus stems were determined to be 22.33 ± 2.21% and 43.13 ± 2.79%, respectively. In addition, a new application of M. floridulus stems was proposed. Oil absorption ability represented by the amount of soybean and motor oils absorbed by one gram of pulverized M. floridulus stems was estimated to be 2.25 ± 0.25 and 2.33 ± 0.18 g, respectively. Gold nanoparticles were used to investigate the absorption ability of M. floridulus stems. The absorption of gold nanoparticles by M. floridulus stems was visualized using SEM and TEM. In addition, the IR spectrum of M. floridulus stems was recorded for comparison with other studies.

  16. Model for Energy Analysis of Miscanthus Production and Transportation

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    Alessandro Sopegno

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available A computational tool is developed for the estimation of the energy requirements of Miscanthus x giganteus on individual fields that includes a detailed analysis and account of the involved in-field and transport operations. The tool takes into account all the individual involved in-field and transport operations and provides a detailed analysis on the energy requirements of the components that contribute to the energy input. A basic scenario was implemented to demonstrate the capabilities of the tool. Specifically, the variability of the energy requirements as a function of field area and field-storage distance changes was shown. The field-storage distance highly affects the energy requirements resulting in a variation in the efficiency if energy (output/input ratio from 15.8 up to 23.7 for the targeted cases. Not only the field-distance highly affects the energy requirements but also the biomass transportation system. Based on the presented example, different transportation systems adhering to the same configuration of the production system creates variation in the efficiency of energy (EoE between 12.9 and 17.5. The presented tool provides individualized results that can be used for the processes of designing or evaluating a specific production system since the outcomes are not based on average norms.

  17. Effect of thermal and alkaline pretreatment of giant miscanthus and Chinese fountaingrass on biogas production.

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    Nkemka, Valentine Nkongndem; Li, Yongqiang; Hao, Xiying

    2016-01-01

    Giant miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus) and Chinese fountaingrass (Pennisetum alopecuroides (L.) Spreng), cultivated for landscaping and soil conservation, are potential energy crops. The study investigated the effect of combined thermal and alkaline pretreatments on biogas production of these energy crops. The pretreatment included two types of alkali (6% CaO and 6% NaOH) at 22, 70 and 100 °C. The alkaline pretreatment resulted in a greater breakdown of the hemicellulose fraction, with CaO more effective than NaOH. Pretreatment of giant miscanthus with 6% CaO at 100 °C for 24 h produced a CH4 yield (313 mL g(-1) volatile solids (VS)) that was 1.7 times that of the untreated sample (186 mL g(-1) VS). However, pretreatment of Chinese fountaingrass with 6% CaO or 6% NaOH at 70 °C for 24 h resulted in similar CH4 yields (328 and 302 mL g(-1) VS for CaO and NaOH pretreatments) as the untreated sample (311 mL g(-1) VS). Chinese fountaingrass was more easily digestible but had a low overall CH4 yield per hectare (1,831 m(3) ha(-1) y(-1)) compared to giant miscanthus (6,868 m(3) ha(-1) y(-1)). This study demonstrates the potential of thermal/alkaline pretreatment and the use of giant miscanthus and Chinese fountaingrass for biogas production.

  18. Role of arthropod communities in bioenergy crop litter decomposition†.

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    Zangerl, Arthur R; Miresmailli, Saber; Nabity, Paul; Lawrance, Allen; Yanahan, Alan; Mitchell, Corey A; Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J; David, Mark B; Berenbaum, May R; DeLucia, Evan H

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    The extensive land use conversion expected to occur to meet demands for bioenergy feedstock production will likely have widespread impacts on agroecosystem biodiversity and ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration. Although arthropod detritivores are known to contribute to litter decomposition and thus energy flow and nutrient cycling in many plant communities, their importance in bioenergy feedstock communities has not yet been assessed. We undertook an experimental study quantifying rates of litter mass loss and nutrient cycling in the presence and absence of these organisms in three bioenergy feedstock crops-miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), and a planted prairie community. Overall arthropod abundance and litter decomposition rates were similar in all three communities. Despite effective reduction of arthropods in experimental plots via insecticide application, litter decomposition rates, inorganic nitrogen leaching, and carbon-nitrogen ratios did not differ significantly between control (with arthropods) and treatment (without arthropods) plots in any of the three community types. Our findings suggest that changes in arthropod faunal composition associated with widespread adoption of bioenergy feedstock crops may not be associated with profoundly altered arthropod-mediated litter decomposition and nutrient release.

  19. Comparing net ecosystem carbon dioxide exchange at adjacent commercial bioenergy and conventional cropping systems in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

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    Morrison, Ross; Brooks, Milo; Evans, Jonathan; Finch, Jon; Rowe, Rebecca; Rylett, Daniel; McNamara, Niall

    2016-04-01

    The conversion of agricultural land to bioenergy plantations represents one option in the national and global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst meeting future energy demand. Despite an increase in the area of (e.g. perennial) bioenergy crops in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, the biophysical and biogeochemical impacts of large scale conversion of arable and other land cover types to bioenergy cropping systems remain poorly characterised and uncertain. Here, the results of four years of eddy covariance (EC) flux measurements of net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE) obtained at a commercial farm in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom (UK) are reported. CO2 flux measurements are presented and compared for arable crops (winter wheat, oilseed rape, spring barely) and plantations of the perennial biofuel crops Miscanthus x. giganteus (C4) and short rotation coppice (SRC) willow (Salix sp.,C3). Ecosystem light and temperature response functions were used to analyse and compare temporal trends and spatial variations in NEE across the three land covers. All three crops were net in situ sinks for atmospheric CO2 but were characterised by large temporal and between site variability in NEE. Environmental and biological controls driving the spatial and temporal variations in CO2 exchange processes, as well as the influences of land management, will be analysed and discussed.

  20. The influence of drought and heat stress on long-term carbon fluxes of bioenergy crops grown in the Midwestern USA.

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    Joo, Eva; Hussain, Mir Zaman; Zeri, Marcelo; Masters, Michael D; Miller, Jesse N; Gomez-Casanovas, Nuria; DeLucia, Evan H; Bernacchi, Carl J

    2016-09-01

    Perennial grasses are promising feedstocks for bioenergy production in the Midwestern USA. Few experiments have addressed how drought influences their carbon fluxes and storage. This study provides a direct comparison of ecosystem-scale measurements of carbon fluxes associated with miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), restored native prairie and maize (Zea mays)/soybean (Glycine max) ecosystems. The main objective of this study was to assess the influence of a naturally occurring drought during 2012 on key components of the carbon cycle and plant development relative to non-extreme years. The perennials reached full maturity 3-5 years after establishment. Miscanthus had the highest gross primary production (GPP) and lowest net ecosystem exchange (NEE) in 2012 followed by similar values for switchgrass and prairie, and the row crops had the lowest GPP and highest NEE. A post-drought effect was observed for miscanthus. Over the duration of the experiment, perennial ecosystems were carbon sinks, as indicated by negative net ecosystem carbon balance (NECB), while maize/soybean was a net carbon source. Our observations suggest that perennial ecosystems, and in particular miscanthus, can provide a high yield and a large potential for CO2 fixation even during drought, although drought may negatively influence carbon uptake in the following year, questioning the long-term consequence of its maintained productivity.

  1. Bioenergy crops grown for hyperaccumulation of phosphorous in the Delmarva Peninsula and their biofuels potential.

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    Boateng, Akwasi A; Serapiglia, Michelle J; Mullen, Charles A; Dien, Bruce S; Hashem, Fawzy M; Dadson, Robert B

    2015-03-01

    Herbaceous bioenergy crops, including sorghum, switchgrass, and miscanthus, were evaluated for their potential as phytoremediators for the uptake of phosphorus in the Delmarva Peninsula and their subsequent conversion to biofuel intermediates (bio-oil) by fast pyrolysis using pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. Four cultivars of sorghum, five cultivars of switchgrass and one miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus) were grown in soils with two different levels of poultry manure (PM) applications. Little variation was seen in phosphorus uptake in the two different soils indicating that the levels of available phosphorus in the soil already saturated the uptake ability of the plants. However, all plants regardless of trial took up more phosphorus than that measured for the non- PM treated control. Sorghum accumulated greater levels of nutrients including phosphorus and potassium compared to switchgrass and miscanthus. The levels of these nutrients in the biomass did not have an effect on carbohydrate contents. However, the potential yield and composition of bio-oil from fast pyrolysis were affected by both agronomics and differences in mineral concentrations.

  2. Comparative feedstock analysis in Setaria viridis L. as a model for C4 bioenergy grasses and Panicoid crop species

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    Carloalberto ePetti

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    Full Text Available Second generation feedstocks for bioethanol will likely include a sizable proportion of perennial C4 grasses, principally in the Panicoideae clade. The Panicoideae contain agronomically important annual grasses including Zea mays L. (maize, Sorghum bicolor (L. Moench (sorghum, and Saccharum officinarum L. (sugar cane as well as promising second generation perennial feedstocks including Miscanthus x giganteus and Panicum virgatum L. (switchgrass. The underlying complexity of these polyploid grass genomes is a major limitation for their direct manipulation and thus driving a need for rapidly cycling comparative model. Setaria viridis (green millet is a rapid cycling C4 Panicoid grass with a relatively small and sequenced diploid genome and abundant seed production. Stable, transient and protoplast transformation technologies have also been developed for S. viridis making it a potentially excellent model for other C4 bioenergy grasses. Here, the lignocellulosic feedstock composition, cellulose biosynthesis inhibitor (CBI response and saccharification dynamics of S. viridis are compared with the annual s00orghum and maize and the perennial switchgrass bioenergy crops as a baseline study into the applicability for translational research. A genome-wide systematic investigation of the cellulose synthase-A (CesA genes was performed identifying eight candidate sequences. Two-developmental stages; a metabolically active young tissue and b metabolically plateaued (mature material are examined to compare biomass performance metrics.

  3. Dietary flexibility and niche partitioning of large herbivores through the Pleistocene of Britain

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    Rivals, Florent; Lister, Adrian M.

    2016-08-01

    Tooth wear analysis techniques (mesowear and microwear) are employed to analyze dietary traits in proboscideans, perissodactyls and artiodactyls from 33 Pleistocene localities in Britain. The objectives of this study are to examine the variability in each taxon, to track dietary shifts through time, and to investigate resource partitioning among species. The integration of mesowear and microwear results first allowed us to examine dietary variability. We identified differences in variability among species, from more stenotopic species such as Capreolus capreolus to more eurytopic species such as Megaloceros giganteus and Cervus elaphus. Broad dietary shifts at the community level are seen between climatic phases, and are the result of species turnover as well as dietary shifts in the more flexible species. The species present at each locality are generally spread over a large part of the dietary spectrum, and resource partitioning was identified at most of these localities. Mixed feeders always coexist with at least one of the two strict dietary groups, grazers or browsers. Finally, for some species, a discrepancy is observed between meso- and microwear signals and may imply that individuals tended to die at a time of year when their normal food was in short supply.

  4. Examining the impact of land cover change for biofuel production on the Midwestern U.S. hydroclimate using a regional climate model.

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    Harding, K. J.; Twine, T. E.; VanLoocke, A.; Bagley, J. E.

    2015-12-01

    The perennial grasses miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) have been proposed as cellulosic feedstocks for U.S. biofuel production because their high productivity and low inputs could reduce net CO2 emissions. Possible biogeochemical feedbacks of widespread production have been extensively studied, but less attention has been given to the two-way biophysical interactions between the land surface and regional climate. Miscanthus uses significantly more water than maize, resulting in large evapotranspiration (ET) increases upon conversion from maize to Miscanthus that could impact regional precipitation, precipitation recycling, and soil moisture. In this study, we simulate perennial grass production in a fully coupled regional climate model with dynamic vegetation, enabling an investigation into the two-way responses between these potential biofuels and the climate over the Mississippi River Basin. We incorporated algorithms of miscanthus and switchgrass growth and management from the Agro-IBIS model into with WRF-CLM4crop, a version of the Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled to the Community Land Model with dynamic crop growth and irrigation enabled. Using suggested production regions from the United States Department of Energy, we performed simulations driven with 10 years of NCEP-DOE Reanalysis (NCEP2) data, with 25%, 50%, and 75% of current croplands replaced by perennial grass feedstocks. Our results provide spatially explicit maps of how simulated ET increased with conversion and the resulting regional cooling, greater precipitation, and precipitation recycling over the region.

  5. Assessing the invasive potential of biofuel species proposed for Florida and the United States using the Australian Weed Risk Assessment

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    Gordon, D.R. [The Nature Conservancy, PO Box 118526, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Department of Biology, PO Box 118526, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Tancig, K.J. [PO Box 116455, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Onderdonk, D.A.; Gantz, C.A. [Department of Biology, PO Box 118526, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States)

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    Twelve taxa under exploration as bioenergy crops in Florida and the U.S. were evaluated for potential invasiveness using the Australian Weed Risk Assessment system (WRA) modified for separate assessment at the state and national scales. When tested across a range of geographies, this system correctly identifies invaders 90%, and non-invaders 70% of the time, on average. Predictions for Florida were the same as for the U.S. Arundo donax, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus grandis, Jatropha curcas, Leucaena leucocephala, Pennisetum purpureum, and Ricinus communis were found to have a high probability of becoming invasive, while Miscanthus x giganteus, Saccharum arundinaceum, Saccharum officinarum, and the sweet variety of Sorghum bicolor have a low probability of becoming invasive. Eucalyptus amplifolia requires further evaluation before a prediction is possible. These results are consistent with reports on other tests of these taxa. Given the economic and ecological impacts of invasive species, including the carbon expended for mechanical and chemical control efforts, cultivation of taxa likely to become invasive should be avoided. (author)

  6. Volatile organic compound emissions from Miscanthus and short rotation coppice willow bioenergy crops

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    Copeland, Nichola; Cape, J. Neil; Heal, Mathew R.

    2012-12-01

    Miscanthus × giganteus and short rotation coppice (SRC) willow (Salix spp.) are increasingly important bioenergy crops. Above-canopy fluxes and mixing ratios of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured in summer for the two crops at a site near Lincoln, UK, by proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) and virtual disjunct eddy covariance. The isoprene emission rate above willow peaked around midday at ˜1 mg m-2 h-1, equivalent to 20 μg gdw-1 h-1 normalised to 30 °C and 1000 μmol m-2 s-1 PAR, much greater than for conventional arable crops. Average midday peak isoprene mixing ratio was ˜1.4 ppbv. Acetone and acetic acid also showed small positive daytime fluxes. No measurable fluxes of VOCs were detected above the Miscanthus canopy. Differing isoprene emission rates between different bioenergy crops, and the crops or vegetation cover they may replace, means the impact on regional air quality should be taken into consideration in bioenergy crop selection.

  7. Piloting the use of indigenous methods to prevent Nipah virus infection by interrupting bats' access to date palm sap in Bangladesh.

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    Nahar, Nazmun; Mondal, Utpal Kumar; Sultana, Rebeca; Hossain, M Jahangir; Khan, M Salah Uddin; Gurley, Emily S; Oliveras, Elizabeth; Luby, Stephen P

    2013-09-01

    People in Bangladesh frequently drink fresh date palm sap. Fruit bats (Pteropus giganteus) also drink raw sap and may contaminate the sap by shedding Nipah virus through saliva and urine. In a previous study we identified two indigenous methods to prevent bats accessing the sap, bamboo skirts and lime (calcium carbonate). We conducted a pilot study to assess the acceptability of these two methods among sap harvesters. We used interactive community meetings and group discussions to encourage all the sap harvesters (n = 12) from a village to use either bamboo skirts or lime smear that some of them (n = 4) prepared and applied. We measured the preparation and application time and calculated the cost of bamboo skirts. We conducted interviews after the use of each method. The sap harvesters found skirts effective in preventing bats from accessing sap. They were sceptical that lime would be effective as the lime was washed away by the sap flow. Preparation of the skirt took ∼105 min. The application of each method took ∼1 min. The cost of the bamboo skirt is minimal because bamboo is widely available and they made the skirts with pieces of used bamboo. The bamboo skirt method appeared practical and affordable to the sap harvesters. Further studies should explore its ability to prevent bats from accessing date palm sap and assess if its use produces more or better quality sap, which would provide further incentives to make it more acceptable for its regular use.

  8. Recycling of Badger/Fox Burrows in Late Pleistocene Loess by Hyenas at the Den Site Bad Wildungen-Biedensteg (NW, Germany: Woolly Rhinoceros Killers and Scavengers in a Mammoth Steppe Environment of Europe

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    Cajus Diedrich

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    Full Text Available The Late Pleistocene (MIS 5c-d Ice Age spotted hyena open air den and bone accumulation site Bad Wildungen-Biedensteg (Hesse, NW, Germany represents the first open air loess fox/badger den site in Europe, which must have been recycled by Crocuta crocuta spelaea (Goldfuss, 1823 as a birthing den. Badger and fox remains, plus remains of their prey (mainly hare, have been found within the loess. Hyena remains from that site include parts of cub skeletons which represent 10% of the megafauna bones. Also a commuting den area existed, which was well marked by hyena faecal pellets. Most of the hyena prey bones expose crack, bite, and nibbling marks, especially the most common bones, the woolly rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis (NISP  =  32%. The large amount of woolly rhinoceros bones indicate hunting/scavenging specializing on this large prey by hyenas. Other important mammoth steppe hyena prey remains are from Mammuthus primigenius, Equus caballus przewalskii, Bison/Bos, Megaloceros giganteus, Cervus elaphus, and Rangifer tarandus. The few damaged bone remains of a scavenged cave bear Ursus spelaeus subsp. are unique for an open air situation. Abundant micromammal, frog, and some fish remains were concentrated in “pellets” that contain mainly mammoth steppe micromammals and also frog and fish remains that seem to originate from the nearby river/lake.

  9. Plant-uptake of uranium: Hydroponic and soil system studies

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    Ramaswami, A.; Carr, P.; Burkhardt, M.

    2001-01-01

    Limited information is available on screening and selection of terrestrial plants for uptake and translocation of uranium from soil. This article evaluates the removal of uranium from water and soil by selected plants, comparing plant performance in hydroponic systems with that in two soil systems (a sandy-loam soil and an organic-rich soil). Plants selected for this study were Sunflower (Helianthus giganteus), Spring Vetch (Vicia sativa), Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa), Juniper (Juniperus monosperma), Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea), and Bush Bean (Phaseolus nanus). Plant performance was evaluated both in terms of the percent uranium extracted from the three systems, as well as the biological absorption coefficient (BAC) that normalized uranium uptake to plant biomass. Study results indicate that uranium extraction efficiency decreased sharply across hydroponic, sandy and organic soil systems, indicating that soil organic matter sequestered uranium, rendering it largely unavailable for plant uptake. These results indicate that site-specific soils must be used to screen plants for uranium extraction capability; plant behavior in hydroponic systems does not correlate well with that in soil systems. One plant species, Juniper, exhibited consistent uranium extraction efficiencies and BACs in both sandy and organic soils, suggesting unique uranium extraction capabilities.

  10. An optimized chloroplast DNA extraction protocol for grasses (Poaceae proves suitable for whole plastid genome sequencing and SNP detection.

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    Kerstin Diekmann

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Obtaining chloroplast genome sequences is important to increase the knowledge about the fundamental biology of plastids, to understand evolutionary and ecological processes in the evolution of plants, to develop biotechnological applications (e.g. plastid engineering and to improve the efficiency of breeding schemes. Extraction of pure chloroplast DNA is required for efficient sequencing of chloroplast genomes. Unfortunately, most protocols for extracting chloroplast DNA were developed for eudicots and do not produce sufficiently pure yields for a shotgun sequencing approach of whole plastid genomes from the monocot grasses. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We have developed a simple and inexpensive method to obtain chloroplast DNA from grass species by modifying and extending protocols optimized for the use in eudicots. Many protocols for extracting chloroplast DNA require an ultracentrifugation step to efficiently separate chloroplast DNA from nuclear DNA. The developed method uses two more centrifugation steps than previously reported protocols and does not require an ultracentrifuge. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The described method delivered chloroplast DNA of very high quality from two grass species belonging to highly different taxonomic subfamilies within the grass family (Lolium perenne, Pooideae; Miscanthus x giganteus, Panicoideae. The DNA from Lolium perenne was used for whole chloroplast genome sequencing and detection of SNPs. The sequence is publicly available on EMBL/GenBank.

  11. Lignicolous fungi as potential natural sources of antioxidants

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    Karaman Maja A.

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    Full Text Available As a result of an interest in natural derived metabolites around the world higher fungi (Basidiomycotina have taken on great importance in biochemical investigations. A large number of structurally divergent compounds - both cellular components and secondary metabolites - have been extracted and found to possess significant biological activity, such as an immunomodulative effect on the human body. Effects of fungal biomolecules as potential natural antioxidants have not been examined so far. Biochemical analysis have included in vitro testing of the influence of different extracts (water methanol, chloroform of selected fungal sporocarps on Fe2+/ascorbate-induced lipid peroxidation (LP in a lecithin liposome system by TBA assay, as well as various other procedures. Qualitative analysis by TLC revealed a distinction both between different extracts of the same fungal species and between similar extracts of different species. The results obtained on antioxidative activities (LP inhibition and "scavenging" activity indicate that MeOH extracts manifested a degree of activity higher than that of CHCl3 extracts with respect to antioxidative activity, the extracts can be ranged in the following declining order: Ganoderma lucidum, Ganoderma applanatum Meripilus giganteus, and Flammulina velutipes. The obtained results suggest that the analyzed fungi are of potential interest as sources of strong natural antioxidants in the food and cosmetics industries, whereas synthetic ones have proved to be carcinogenic.

  12. Bioenergy production from perennial energy crops: a consequential LCA of 12 bioenergy scenarios including land use changes.

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    Tonini, Davide; Hamelin, Lorie; Wenzel, Henrik; Astrup, Thomas

    2012-12-18

    In the endeavor of optimizing the sustainability of bioenergy production in Denmark, this consequential life cycle assessment (LCA) evaluated the environmental impacts associated with the production of heat and electricity from one hectare of Danish arable land cultivated with three perennial crops: ryegrass (Lolium perenne), willow (Salix viminalis) and Miscanthus giganteus. For each, four conversion pathways were assessed against a fossil fuel reference: (I) anaerobic co-digestion with manure, (II) gasification, (III) combustion in small-to-medium scale biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plants and IV) co-firing in large scale coal-fired CHP plants. Soil carbon changes, direct and indirect land use changes as well as uncertainty analysis (sensitivity, MonteCarlo) were included in the LCA. Results showed that global warming was the bottleneck impact, where only two scenarios, namely willow and Miscanthus co-firing, allowed for an improvement as compared with the reference (-82 and -45 t CO₂-eq. ha⁻¹, respectively). The indirect land use changes impact was quantified as 310 ± 170 t CO₂-eq. ha⁻¹, representing a paramount average of 41% of the induced greenhouse gas emissions. The uncertainty analysis confirmed the results robustness and highlighted the indirect land use changes uncertainty as the only uncertainty that can significantly change the outcome of the LCA results.

  13. Mother-offspring distances reflect sex differences in fine-scale genetic structure of eastern grey kangaroos.

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    King, Wendy J; Garant, Dany; Festa-Bianchet, Marco

    2015-05-01

    Natal dispersal affects life history and population biology and causes gene flow. In mammals, dispersal is usually male-biased so that females tend to be philopatric and surrounded by matrilineal kin, which may lead to preferential associations among female kin. Here we combine genetic analyses and behavioral observations to investigate spatial genetic structure and sex-biased dispersal patterns in a high-density population of mammals showing fission-fusion group dynamics. We studied eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) over 2 years at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia, and found weak fine-scale genetic structure among adult females in both years but no structure among adult males. Immature male kangaroos moved away from their mothers at 18-25 months of age, while immature females remained near their mothers until older. A higher proportion of male (34%) than female (6%) subadults and young adults were observed to disperse, although median distances of detected dispersals were similar for both sexes. Adult females had overlapping ranges that were far wider than the maximum extent of spatial genetic structure found. Female kangaroos, although weakly philopatric, mostly encounter nonrelatives in fission-fusion groups at high density, and therefore kinship is unlikely to strongly affect sociality.

  14. Mother–offspring distances reflect sex differences in fine-scale genetic structure of eastern grey kangaroos

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    King, Wendy J; Garant, Dany; Festa-Bianchet, Marco

    2015-01-01

    Natal dispersal affects life history and population biology and causes gene flow. In mammals, dispersal is usually male-biased so that females tend to be philopatric and surrounded by matrilineal kin, which may lead to preferential associations among female kin. Here we combine genetic analyses and behavioral observations to investigate spatial genetic structure and sex-biased dispersal patterns in a high-density population of mammals showing fission–fusion group dynamics. We studied eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) over 2 years at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia, and found weak fine-scale genetic structure among adult females in both years but no structure among adult males. Immature male kangaroos moved away from their mothers at 18–25 months of age, while immature females remained near their mothers until older. A higher proportion of male (34%) than female (6%) subadults and young adults were observed to disperse, although median distances of detected dispersals were similar for both sexes. Adult females had overlapping ranges that were far wider than the maximum extent of spatial genetic structure found. Female kangaroos, although weakly philopatric, mostly encounter nonrelatives in fission–fusion groups at high density, and therefore kinship is unlikely to strongly affect sociality. PMID:26045958

  15. Australia's savanna herbivores: bioclimatic distributions and an assessment of the potential impact of regional climate change.

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    Ritchie, Euan G; Bolitho, Elizabeth E

    2008-01-01

    The future impacts of climate change are predicted to significantly affect the survival of many species. Recent studies indicate that even species that are relatively mobile and/or have large geographic ranges may be at risk of range contractions or extinction. An ecologically and evolutionary significant group of mammals that has been largely overlooked in this research is Australia's large marsupial herbivores, the macropodids (kangaroos). The aims of our investigation were to define and compare the climatic conditions that influence the current distributions of four sympatric large macropodids in northern Australia (Macropus antilopinus, Macropus robustus, Macropus giganteus, and Macropus rufus) and to predict the potential future impact of climate change on these species. Our results suggest that contemporary distributions of these large macropodids are associated with well-defined climatic gradients (tropical and temperate conditions) and that climatic seasonality is also important. Bioclimatic modeling predicted an average reduction in northern Australian macropodid distributions of 48% +/- 16.4% in response to increases of 2.0 degrees C. At this temperature, the distribution of M. antilopinus was reduced by 89% +/-0.4%. We predict that increases of 6.0 degrees C may cause severe range reductions for all four macropodids (96% +/-2.1%) in northern Australia, and this range reduction may result in the extinction of M. antilopinus.

  16. Variation on biomass yield and morphological traits of energy grasses from the genus Miscanthus during the first years of crop establishment

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    Jezowski, S.; Glowacka, K.; Kaczmarek, Z. [Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Strzeszynska 34, 60-479 Poznan (Poland)

    2011-02-15

    This study presents the results of investigations of variation, genotype x year interactions and genotype x year x location interactions for the yield and morphological traits of several selected clones of energy grasses of the genus Miscanthus. The analyses were performed on the best clones of selected hybrid plants, which were obtained within the species M. sinensis or are the result of interspecific hybridization of M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus. Analyses were conducted on the basis of three-year field trials at two locations. The young plants produced from in vitro cultures were planted at a density of one plant per m{sup 2}. The early stages of plant development, from planting until peak yield in the third year of cultivation, were analysed. Statistical analyses performed on the yield and morphological traits as well as changes in these characteristics over the successive years of the study showed considerable genotypic variation for traits under study. Moreover, significant genotype x year interactions as well as genotype x year x location interactions were observed in terms of yield and morphological traits. Based on the collective results of the study, we suggest that apart from M. x giganteus particularly hybrids of M. sinensis x M. sacchariflorus, should be taken into consideration in genetic and breeding studies on the improvement of yield from energy grasses of the genus Miscanthus. (author)

  17. Abundance and breeding distribution of seabirds in the northern part of the Danco Coast, Antarctic Peninsula

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    Mariana A. Juáres

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Seabird abundances and breeding distribution have the potential to serve as ecological indicators. The western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the three sites in the world with the greatest increases in local temperature during the last 50 years. The aim of this study was to monitor the distribution and abundance of breeding populations of seabirds in the northern sector of the Danco Coast, north-west of the Antarctic Peninsula, during the breeding season 2010/11. The birds were the Wilson′s storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus, South Polar skua (Stercorarius maccormicki, kelp gull (Larus dominicanus, Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata, snowy sheathbill (Chionis alba, chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica, southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus, gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua, Cape petrel (Daption capense and Antarctic shag (Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis. Annual breeding population growth increased in pygoscelids, southern giant petrel and sheathbill, and for the remaining species, breeding population trends were stable. Given that seabird populations can provide valuable information on the conditions of their feeding and nesting environments, this study highlights the need to maintain basics monitoring studies.

  18. Closing the Carbon Budget in Perennial Biofuel Crops

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    Kantola, I. B.; Anderson-Teixeira, K. J.; Bernacchi, C.; Hudiburg, T. W.; Masters, M. D.; DeLucia, E. H.

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    At present, some 40% of corn grown in the United States, accounting for more than 26 million acres of farmland, is processed for bioethanol. Interest has arisen in converting biofuel production from corn grain ethanol to cellulosic ethanol, derived primarily from cellulose from dedicated energy crops. As many cellulosic biofuel feedstocks are perennial grasses, conversion from annual corn cropping to perennials represents a substantial change in farming practices with the potential to alter the plant-soil relationship in the Midwestern United States. Elimination of annual tillage preserves soils structure, conserving soil carbon and maintaining plant root systems. Five years of perennial grass establishment in former agricultural land in Illinois has shown a significant change in soil carbon pools and fluxes. Atmospheric carbon exchange monitoring combined with vegetation and soil sampling and respiration measurements confirm that in the first 3 years (establishment phase), perennial giant grasses Miscanthus x giganteus and Panicum virgatum rapidly increased belowground carbon allocation >400% and belowground biomass 400-750% compared to corn. Following establishment, perennial grasses maintained below- and aboveground annual biomass production, out-performing corn in both average and drought conditions. Here we offer a quantitative comparison of the carbon allocation pathways of corn and perennial biofuel crops in Midwestern landscapes, demonstrating the carbon benefits of perennial cropping through increased C allocation to root and rhizome structures. Long rotation periods in perennial grasses combined with annual carbon inputs to the soil system are expected to convert these agricultural soils from atmospheric carbon sources to carbon sinks.

  19. Lifecycle greenhouse gas implications of US national scenarios for cellulosic ethanol production

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    Scown, Corinne D.; Nazaroff, William W.; Mishra, Umakant; Strogen, Bret; Lobscheid, Agnes B.; Masanet, Eric; Santero, Nicholas J.; Horvath, Arpad; McKone, Thomas E.

    2012-03-01

    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set an annual US national production goal of 39.7 billion l of cellulosic ethanol by 2020. This paper explores the possibility of meeting that target by growing and processing Miscanthus × giganteus. We define and assess six production scenarios in which active cropland and/or Conservation Reserve Program land are used to grow to Miscanthus. The crop and biorefinery locations are chosen with consideration of economic, land-use, water management and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction objectives. Using lifecycle assessment, the net GHG footprint of each scenario is evaluated, providing insight into the climate costs and benefits associated with each scenario’s objectives. Assuming that indirect land-use change is successfully minimized or mitigated, the results suggest two major drivers for overall GHG impact of cellulosic ethanol from Miscanthus: (a) net soil carbon sequestration or emissions during Miscanthus cultivation and (b) GHG offset credits for electricity exported by biorefineries to the grid. Without these factors, the GHG intensity of bioethanol from Miscanthus is calculated to be 11-13 g CO2-equivalent per MJ of fuel, which is 80-90% lower than gasoline. Including soil carbon sequestration and the power-offset credit results in net GHG sequestration up to 26 g CO2-equivalent per MJ of fuel.

  20. Kinetics of Pyrolysis and Gasification Using Thermogravimetric and Thermovolumetric Analyses

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The carbon dioxide gasification process of Miscanthus giganteus biomass was examined using two methods. First an isothermal thermovolumetric method was applied. The measurement was conducted at 950°C and pressure of 0.1 MPa. Based on the continuous analysis of different kinds of gases formed during the gasification process, the thermovolumetric method allowed the determination of yields and composition of the resulting gas as well as the rate constant of CO formation. Then a non-isothermal thermogravimetric method was applied, during which the loss of weight of a sample as a function of temperature was recorded. In the course of the measurement, the temperature was raised from ambient to 950°C and the pressure was 0.1 MPa. As a result, a change in the carbon conversion degree was obtained. Moreover, TGA methods allow distinguishing various stages of the gasification process such as primary pyrolysis, secondary pyrolysis and gasification, and determining kinetic parameters for each stage. The presented methods differs from each other as they are based either on the analysis of changes in the resulting product or on the analysis of changes in the supplied feedstock, but both can be successfully used to the effective examination of kinetics of the gasification process. In addition, an important advantage of both methods is the possibility to carry out the gasification process for different solid fuels as coal, biomass, or solid waste in the atmosphere of a variety of gasification agents.

  1. The Hunsrück biota: A unique window into the ecology of Lower Devonian arthropods.

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    Rust, Jes; Bergmann, Alexandra; Bartels, Christoph; Schoenemann, Brigitte; Sedlmeier, Stephanie; Kühl, Gabriele

    2016-03-01

    The approximately 400-million-year old Hunsrück biota provides a unique window into Devonian marine life. Fossil evidence suggests that this biota was dominated by echinoderms and various classes of arthropods, including Trilobita, stem lineage representatives of Euarthropoda, Chelicerata and Eucrustacea, as well as several crown group Chelicerata and Eucrustacea. The Hunsrück biota's exceptional preservation allows detailed reconstructions and description of key-aspects of its fauna's functional morphologies thereby revealing modes of locomotion, sensory perception, and feeding strategies. Morphological and stratigraphic data are used for a critical interpretation of the likely habitats, mode of life and nutritional characteristics of this diverse fauna. Potential predators include pycnogonids and other chelicerates, as well as the now extinct stem arthropods Schinderhannes bartelsi, Cambronatus brasseli and Wingertshellicus backesi. Mainly the deposit feeding Trilobita, Marrellomorpha and Megacheira, such as Bundenbachiellus giganteus, represents scavengers. Possibly, opportunistic scavenging was also performed by the afore-mentioned predators. Most of the studied arthropods appear to have been adapted to living in relatively well-illuminated conditions within the photic zone. Fossil evidence for associations amongst arthropods and other classes of metazoans is reported. These associations provide evidence of likely community structures.

  2. Effect of Miscanthus cultivation on metal fractionation and human bioaccessibility in metal-contaminated soils: comparison between greenhouse and field experiments.

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    Pelfrêne, Aurélie; Kleckerová, Andrea; Pourrut, Bertrand; Nsanganwimana, Florien; Douay, Francis; Waterlot, Christophe

    2015-02-01

    The in situ stabilization of metals in soils using plants with great biomass value is a promising, cost-effective, and ecologically friendly alternative to manage metal-polluted sites. The goal of phytostabilization is to reduce the bioavailable concentrations of metals in polluted soil and thus reduce the risk to the environment and human health. In this context, this study aimed at evaluating Miscanthus × giganteus efficiency in phytostabilizing metals on three contaminated agricultural sites after short-term exposure under greenhouse conditions and after long-term exposure under field conditions. Particular attention was paid to the influence of Miscanthus cultivation on (i) Cd, Pb, and Zn fractionation using sequential extractions and (ii) metal bioaccessibility using an in vitro gastrointestinal digestion test. Data gave evidence of (i) different behaviors between the greenhouse and the field; (ii) metal redistribution in soils induced by Miscanthus culture, more specifically under field conditions; (iii) higher environmental availability for Cd than for Pb and Zn was found in both conditions; and (iv) overall, a higher bioaccessible fraction for Pb (about 80 %) and Cd (65-77 %) than for Zn (36-52 %) was recorded in the gastric phase, with a sharp decrease in the intestinal phase (18-35 % for Cd, 5-30 % for Pb, and 36-52 % for Zn). Compared to soils without culture, the results showed that phytostabilization using Miscanthus culture provided evidence for substantial effects on oral bioaccessibility of Cd, Pb, and Zn.

  3. The Arthromitus stage of Bacillus cereus: intestinal symbionts of animals

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    Margulis, L.; Jorgensen, J. Z.; Dolan, S.; Kolchinsky, R.; Rainey, F. A.; Lo, S. C.

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    In the guts of more than 25 species of arthropods we observed filaments containing refractile inclusions previously discovered and named "Arthromitus" in 1849 by Joseph Leidy [Leidy, J. (1849) Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 4, 225-233]. We cultivated these microbes from boiled intestines of 10 different species of surface-cleaned soil insects and isopod crustaceans. Literature review and these observations lead us to conclude that Arthromitus are spore-forming, variably motile, cultivable bacilli. As long rod-shaped bacteria, they lose their flagella, attach by fibers or fuzz to the intestinal epithelium, grow filamentously, and sporulate from their distal ends. When these organisms are incubated in culture, their life history stages are accelerated by light and inhibited by anoxia. Characterization of new Arthromitus isolates from digestive tracts of common sow bugs (Porcellio scaber), roaches (Gromphodorhina portentosa, Blaberus giganteus) and termites (Cryptotermes brevis, Kalotermes flavicollis) identifies these flagellated, spore-forming symbionts as a Bacillus sp. Complete sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene from four isolates (two sow bug, one hissing roach, one death's head roach) confirms these as the low-G+C Gram-positive eubacterium Bacillus cereus. We suggest that B. cereus and its close relatives, easily isolated from soil and grown on nutrient agar, enjoy filamentous growth in moist nutrient-rich intestines of healthy arthropods and similar habitats.

  4. Therapeutic potential of culinary-medicinal mushrooms for the management of neurodegenerative diseases: diversity, metabolite, and mechanism.

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    Phan, Chia-Wei; David, Pamela; Naidu, Murali; Wong, Kah-Hui; Sabaratnam, Vikineswary

    2015-01-01

    Mushrooms have long been used not only as food but also for the treatment of various ailments. Although at its infancy, accumulated evidence suggested that culinary-medicinal mushrooms may play an important role in the prevention of many age-associated neurological dysfunctions, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Therefore, efforts have been devoted to a search for more mushroom species that may improve memory and cognition functions. Such mushrooms include Hericium erinaceus, Ganoderma lucidum, Sarcodon spp., Antrodia camphorata, Pleurotus giganteus, Lignosus rhinocerotis, Grifola frondosa, and many more. Here, we review over 20 different brain-improving culinary-medicinal mushrooms and at least 80 different bioactive secondary metabolites isolated from them. The mushrooms (either extracts from basidiocarps/mycelia or isolated compounds) reduced beta amyloid-induced neurotoxicity and had anti-acetylcholinesterase, neurite outgrowth stimulation, nerve growth factor (NGF) synthesis, neuroprotective, antioxidant, and anti-(neuro)inflammatory effects. The in vitro and in vivo studies on the molecular mechanisms responsible for the bioactive effects of mushrooms are also discussed. Mushrooms can be considered as useful therapeutic agents in the management and/or treatment of neurodegeneration diseases. However, this review focuses on in vitro evidence and clinical trials with humans are needed.

  5. Adaptation of C4 Bioenergy Crop Species to Various Environments within the Southern Great Plains of USA

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    Sumin Kim

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available As highly productive perennial grasses are evaluated as bioenergy feedstocks, a major consideration is biomass yield stability. Two experiments were conducted to examine some aspects of yield stability for two biofuel species: switchgrass (Panicum vigratum L. and Miscanthus x giganteus (Mxg. Biomass yields of these species were evaluated under various environmental conditions across the Southern Great Plains (SGP, including some sites with low soil fertility. In the first experiment, measured yields of four switchgrass ecotypes and Mxg varied among locations. Overall, plants showed optimal growth performance in study sites close to their geographical origins. Lowland switchgrass ecotypes and Mxg yields simulated by the ALMANAC model showed reasonable agreement with the measured yields across all study locations, while the simulated yields of upland switchgrass ecotypes were overestimated in northern locations. In the second experiment, examination of different N fertilizer rates revealed switchgrass yield increases over the range of 0, 80, or 160 kg N ha−1 year−1, while Mxg only showed yield increases between the low and medium N rates. This provides useful insights to crop management of two biofuel species and to enhance the predictive accuracy of process-based models, which are critical for developing bioenergy market systems in the SGP.

  6. Higher heating value prediction of lignocellulosic crop based on their content of main components [abstract

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    Godin, B.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The efficiency of the energy recovery potential of lignocellulosic crops as solid biofuel depends on various characteristics. One of the main characteristics in this field is the higher heating value. It is defined as the amount of heat emitted by the combustion of a fuel, including the heat coming from the condensation of the water vapor. Its value depends on the content of main components of the lignocellulosic crops. Two models predicting the higher heating value have been built based on the content of main components of the following lignocellulosic crops: miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus J.M.Greef & Deuter ex Hodk. & Renvoize, switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L., Jerusalem artichoke (aerial part (Helianthus tuberosus L., fiber sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L. Moench, fiber corn (Zea mays L. and hemp (Cannabis sativa L. [trials made at Libramont (Belgium in 2007 and 2008]. The first model predicts the higher heating value of the lignocellulosic crops based on sum of the products between the higher heating value of each component and its amount. The second model predicts the higher heating value of the lignocellulosic crop based on a multiple linear regression using step by step least mean squares.

  7. Détermination de la cellulose, des hémicelluloses, de la lignine et des cendres dans diverses cultures lignocellulosiques dédiées à la production de bioéthanol de deuxième génération

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    Godin, B.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin, and ash contents in various lignocellulosic crops for second generation bioethanol production. Various green energy crops are available for the production of renewable energy vectors such as second generation bioethanol. The efficiency of the energy recovery potential of these lignocellulosic crops depends on the crop husbandry, their content of main components (cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin, ash and on the second generation bioethanol production process. The lignocellulosic crops investigated in this study are miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus J.M.Greef & Deuter ex Hodk. & Renvoize, switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L., fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb., fiber sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L. Moench, fiber corn (Zea mays L., "cocksfoot-alfalfa" mixture (Dactylis glomerata L. – Medicago sativa L., comfrey (Symphytum officinale L., jerusalem artichoke (aerial part (Helianthus tuberosus L. and hemp (Cannabis sativa L.. The samples came from different energy crop trials and their content in cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin was quantified using the Van Soest method. The ash content has also been quantified. The lignocellulosic crops with the best theoretical potential to produce second generation bioethanol based on their biochemical composition (with a yield of 100% for the hydrolysis and the fermentation of cellulose and hemicelluloses are in decreasing order miscanthus, switchgrass, fescue, fiber sorghum, fiber corn and hemp. On one hand, these crops are composed of high amounts of cellulose and hemicelluloses and, on the other hand, the lignin and ash concentration are low. A principal component analysis showed that commeniloïd monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous lignocellulosic crops formed two differentiated categories.

  8. Influence of pretreatment with Fenton's reagent on biogas production and methane yield from lignocellulosic biomass.

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    Michalska, Karina; Miazek, Krystian; Krzystek, Liliana; Ledakowicz, Stanisław

    2012-09-01

    Biomass from Miscanthus giganteus, Sida hermaphrodita and Sorghum Moensch was treated with Fenton's reagent for 2 hours under optimal conditions (pH=3, mass ratio of [Fe(2+)]:[H(2)O(2)] equals 1:25 for Miscanthus and Sorghum and 1:15 for Sida). The degrees of delignification were 30.3%, 62.3% and 48.1% for the three plant species, respectively. The volatile fatty acids concentration after chemical pretreatment was high enough for production of biogas with a high methane content. Combined chemical oxidation and enzymatic hydrolysis with cellulase and cellobiase led to glucose contents of above 4 g/L. Among the tested plants, the highest biogas production (25.2 Ndm(3)/kg TS fed) with a 75% methane content was obtained with Sorghum Moensch. The results of the three-step process of biomass degradation show the necessity of applying a chemical pretreatment such as oxidation with Fenton's reagent. Moreover, the coagulation of residual Fe(3+) ions is not required for high biogas production.

  9. Land use change detection in Solan Forest Division, Himachal Pradesh, India

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Background Monitoring the changing pattern of vegetation across diverse landscapes through remote sensing is instrumental in understanding the interactions of human activities and the ecological environment. Land use pattern in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Indian Western Himalayas has been undergoing rapid modifications due to changing cropping patterns, rising anthropogenic pressure on forests and government policies. We studied land use change in Solan Forest Division of Himachal Pradesh to assess species wise area changes in the forests of the region. Methods The supervised classification (Maximum likelihood on two dates of IRS (LISS III satellite data was performed to assess land use change over the period 1998–2010. Results Seven land use categories were identified namely, chir pine (Pinus roxburghii forest, broadleaved forest, bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus forest, ban oak (Quercus leucotrichophora forest, khair (Acacia catechu forest, culturable blank and cultivation. The area under chir pine, cultivation and khair forests increased by 191 ha (4.55 %, 129 ha (13.81 % and 77 ha (23.40 %, whereas the area under ban oak, broadleaved, culturable blank and bamboo decreased by 181 ha (16.58 %, 152 ha (6.30 %, 71 ha (2.72 % and 7 ha (0.47 %, respectively. Conclusions The study revealed a decrease in the area under forest and culturable blank categories and a simultaneous increase in the area under cultivation primarily due to the large scale introduction of horticultural cash crops in the state. The composition of forests also exhibited some major changes, with an increase in the area of commercially important monoculture plantation species such as pine and khair, and a decline in the area of oak, broadleaved and bamboo which are facing a high anthropogenic pressure in meeting the livelihood demands of forest dependent communities. In time deforestation, forest degradation and ecological imbalances due to the changing forest species

  10. 印度喜马拉亚东部3个经济竹种的分布、生长和生产力%Distribution,growth and productivity of commercial edible bamboo species in the three states of Eastern Himalaya,India

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    B.P. Bhatt; L.B. Singha; Kundan Singh; M.S. Sachan

    2004-01-01

    对印度喜马拉亚东部3个州的经济竹种的分布、生长和生产力进行了研究.在梅加拉亚那邦,发现了牡竹属、巴苦竹和梨竹属3个经济竹种.巴苦竹是在米佐拉姆的记载,方竹属和牡竹属是在锡金记载的笋用竹.所有竹种除野生外均在庭院中栽培.据观察,竹子的产量与海拔的变化密切相关,巴苦竹最大产量出现在低海拔的而非高海拔的林分中.牡竹在梅加拉亚邦每丛生长69株,每公顷1839株,大大高于庭院种植的低海拔株数(每丛16株,每公顷303株).而在天然林中,在高海拔总株数为每丛29株,每公顷1186株,在低海拔中每丛22株,每公顷178株.%Distribution, growth and productivity of commercial edible bamboo species of three tribal states of Eastern Himalaya, India have been studied. In Meghalaya, Dendrocalamus hamiltonii, Bambusa balcooa and Melocanna baccifera have been found commercial bamboo species. M. Baccifera was the commercial edible species for Mizoram, whereas, Chimonobambusa hookeriana and D. Hamiltonii have been recorded commercial edible species for Sikkim. All the species are also cultivated in homegardens besides their occurrence in natural forests. Significant altitudinal variations have been observed in bamboo productivity. A maximum culm productivity ofB. Balcooa was observed at lower elevation compared to higher elevations in forest stands. D.hamiltonii produced a total of 69 individual/clump (1,839/ha) in Meghalaya, which was quite higher to that of lower elevation (16/clump & 303/ha) in the home gardens. Whereas, in natural forest, its total culm productivity was 29/clump & 1,186/ha in higher elevation and 22/clump & 178/ha in lower elevation, respectively.

  11. 云南6种竹子种子萌发和贮藏特性初步研究%Seed Germination and Storage of Six Woody Bamboo Species in Yunnan, China

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    杨汉奇; 梁宁; 李春芳; 李体初; 孙茂盛

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    对马来甜龙竹Dendrocalamus asper(J.A.etJ.H.Schuh) Backer ex Heyne、黄竹D.membranaceus Munro、巨龙竹D.sinicus Chia et J.L.Sun、“大白竹”Schizostachyum sp.、灰香竹Chimonocalamus pallens Hsueh et Yi和筇竹Qiongzhuea tumidissinosa Hsueh et Yi等6个坚果状颖果、典型颖果和浆果状颖果3类竹子种子进行了萌发和贮藏试验.6个竹种种子均未观测到明显的休眠期,新鲜的成熟种子播种后5~15 d内发芽,约15 d内完成整个发芽期.场圃发芽率以坚果状的马来甜龙竹(发芽率84.0%)、黄竹(81.0%)表现较好;典型颖果类中,巨龙竹(43.3%)和大白竹(73.5%)种子发芽率差异明显;而浆果状的筇竹的发芽率最低(25.0%).MS+ BA0.5+ NAA0.2的培养基适合于竹类种子萌发.室温(20~25℃)层积的发芽率明显高于4℃层积的发芽率.浸种10 d后黄竹、马来甜龙竹、大白竹、筇竹的种子的发芽率降至0~5.5%.在4℃冷藏或室温阴干贮藏条件下,三类竹子种子发芽率随着时间的增长而急剧下降,贮藏3个月后,发芽率下降到0 ~4.0%;种子拌土对延长其种子寿命有一定促进作用.

  12. Mapping invasive species and spectral mixture relationships with neotropical woody formations in southeastern Brazil

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    Amaral, Cibele H.; Roberts, Dar A.; Almeida, Teodoro I. R.; Souza Filho, Carlos R.

    2015-10-01

    Biological invasion substantially contributes to the increasing extinction rates of native vegetative species. The remote detection and mapping of invasive species is critical for environmental monitoring. This study aims to assess the performance of a Multiple Endmember Spectral Mixture Analysis (MESMA) applied to imaging spectroscopy data for mapping Dendrocalamus sp. (bamboo) and Pinus elliottii L. (slash pine), which are invasive plant species, in a Brazilian neotropical landscape within the tropical Brazilian savanna biome. The work also investigates the spectral mixture between these exotic species and the native woody formations, including woodland savanna, submontane and alluvial seasonal semideciduous forests (SSF). Visible to Shortwave Infrared (VSWIR) imaging spectroscopy data at one-meter spatial resolution were atmospherically corrected and subset into the different spectral ranges (VIS-NIR1: 530-919 nm; and NIR2-SWIR: 1141-2352 nm). The data were further normalized via continuum removal (CR). Multiple endmember selection methods, including Interactive Endmember Selection (IES), Endmember average root mean square error (EAR), Minimum average spectral angle (MASA) and Count-based (CoB) (collectively called EMC), were employed to create endmember libraries for the targeted vegetation classes. The performance of the MESMA was assessed at the pixel and crown scales. Statistically significant differences (α = 0.05) were observed between overall accuracies that were obtained at various spectral ranges. The infrared region (IR) was critical for detecting the vegetation classes using spectral data. The invasive species endmembers exhibited spectral patterns in the IR that were not observed in the native formations. Bamboo was characterized as having a high green vegetation (GV) fraction, lower non-photosynthetic vegetation (NPV) and a low shade fraction, while pine exhibited higher NPV and shade fractions. The invasive species showed a statistically

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    Full Text Available CONTENTS OF ARTICLES page Tin (II Chloride Catalyzed Esterification of High FFA Jatropha Oil: Experimental and Kinetics Study DOI: 10.14710/ijred.3.2.75-81 75-81 Ratna Dewi Kusumaningtyas, Prima Astuti Handayani, Rochmadi Rochmadi, Suryo Purwono, Arief Budiman   Utilization of Iles-Iles and Sorghum Starch for Bioethanol Production DOI: 10.14710/ijred.3.2.83-89 83-89 Kusmiyati Kusmiyati, Agus Sulistiyono   Premixed Combustion of Kapok (ceiba pentandra seed oil on Perforated Burner DOI: 10.14710/ijred.3.2.91-97 91-97 I.K.G. Wirawan, I.N.G. Wardana,        Rudy Soenoko, Slamet Wahyudi   Castor Seed from Melkasa Agricultural Research Centre, East Showa, Ethiopia and it’s biodiesel performance in Four Stroke Diesel Engine DOI: 10.14710/ijred.3. 3.2.99-105 99-105 Tesfahun Tegegne Akanawa, Haimanot Gebrehiwot Moges, Ramesh Babu, Daniel Bisrat   Economic feasibility of large scale PV water pumping applications utilizing real field data for a case study in Jordan DOI: 10.14710/ijred.3.2.107-117 107-117 Ibrahim Odeh   Development of Briquette from Coir Dust and Rice Husk Blend: An Alternative Energy Source DOI: 10.14710/ijred.3.2.119-123 119-123 Md. Hamidul Islam, Md. Mosharraf Hossain,Md. Abdul Momin   Performance, Emissions and Combustion Characteristics of a Single Cylinder Diesel Engine Fuelled with Blends of Jatropha Methyl Ester and Diesel DOI: 10.14710/ijred.3.2.125-131 125-131 Debasish Padhee, Hifjur Raheman   The characteristic changes of betung bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper pretreated by fungal pretreatment DOI: 10.14710/ijred.3.2.133-143 133-143 Widya Fatriasari, Wasrin Syafii, Nyoman J Wistara, Khaswar Syamsu, Bambang Prasetya   Influence of the Determination Methods of K and C Parameters on the Ability of Weibull Distribution to Suitably Estimate Wind Potential and Electric Energy DOI: 10.14710/ijred.3.2.145-154 145-154 Ruben M. Mouangue, Myrin Y. Kazet, Alexis Kuitche, Jean-Marie Ndjaka    

  14. Long-term impacts of land-use change on dynamics of tropical soil carbon and nitrogen pools

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    YANG Jing-cheng; HUANG Jian-hui; PAN Qing-min; TANG Jian-wei; HAN Xing-guo

    2004-01-01

    Land-use changes, especially the conversion of native forest vegetation to cropland and plantations intropical region, can alter soil C and N pools and N availability for plant uptake. Deforestation, followed by shiftingcultivation and establishment of rubber tree plantation, is a common land-use change in Xishuangbanna, southwestChina. However the influence of this kind of land-use change on soil C and N dynamics in this region remains poorlyunderstood. This study was conducted to assess the effects of land-use change on soil C and N pools. Soil sampleswere collected on five adjacent plots, which belong to three land-use types including secondary forest-an acuminatebanana( Musa itinerans) secondary forest and a male bamboo( Dendrocalamus membranaceae) secondary forest,shifting cultivation, and rubber tree ( Hevea brasiliensis (H. B. K. ) Muell. Arg. ) plantation (one plot is 3-year-old,and another is 7-year-old). We measured soil bulk density (BP), pH value, moisture content and concentrations ofsoil organic carbon(SOC), total soil nitrogen(TSN), and inorganic N(NO-3 -N and NH~ -N) at 0-3, 3-20, 20-40and 40-60 cm depths, and calculated C and N pools in 0-20, 20-40, 40-60, and 0-60 cm soil layers.Compared with the adjacent secondary forests, shifting cultivation and establishment of rubber tree plantationsresulted in significant decline in concentrations and stocks of SOC and TSN in 0-20 and 0-60 cm soil layers, andincrease in pH and bulk density at 0-3, 3-20, and 20-40 cm depths. Soil moisture content decreased only in 0-20 cm surface soils in shifting cultivation and plantations. The dynamics of mineral N was much more complex,which had different trends among depths and ecosystems. Compared with the secondary forests, SOC stocks in 0-20 cm surface soils in shifting cultivation and rubber tree plantations(3-year-old plantation and 7-year-old plantation)decreased by 34.0%, 33%, and 23%; and TSN stocks decreased by 32.2%, 20.4%, and 20.4%, respectively,whereas the

  15. 几种丛生竹根际联合固氮研究%Study on Associated Nitrogen Fixation of Sev eral Sympodial Bamboo Species

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    顾小平; 吴晓丽; 汪阳东

    2001-01-01

    对几种丛生竹种麻竹、吊丝球竹、青皮竹、粉丹竹、马甲竹、绿竹等进行根系固氮能力调查 测定,用直接法测定(干根样品)前5个种竹种的根系最高固氮酶活性分别为20.50、24.81、 10. 83、7.49、2.46nmol(C2H4).g-1.h-1,用富集培养法测定(鲜根 样品) 前5个种竹种的根系平均固氮酶活性分别为275、431、169、188、79nmol(C2H4).g -1.h-1。不同生境和不同季节丛生竹根系固氮能力的调查显示,充足的水分供 应 、较高的温度及适当施用有机肥有利于竹子固氮。对几种丛生竹种根际不同部位固氮菌数调 查测定显示,根际固氮菌数最多的竹种是吊丝球竹,在根际不同部位固氮菌数由非根际土 →根际土→根表→根内依次急剧递增,越往内部根际效应越明显。用2#、12#、14 #、7#菌及混合菌液对麻竹组培苗进行接种显示,接种固氮菌可提高苗木成活率和植株 含氮量,14#、7#菌和混合菌接种可显著提高麻竹组培苗生物量。%Root nitrogen fixing activities of several s ympodial bamboo species, namely Dendrocalamus latiflorus, Dendrocalamopsis beecheyana, Bambus a textilis, Bambusa chungii, Bambusa tulda, Dendrocalamopsis oldhami were investiga ted and tested. It is shown that using direct testing methods the root nitrogen fixing a ctivity of first five bamboo species above mentioned can reach to 20.50, 24.81, 10.83, 7.49, 2.46 nmol(C2H4)*g-1*h-1 respectively, when usin g e nrichment culture methods the roots nitrogen fixing activity of first five bambo o species can reach 275, 431, 169, 188, 79 nmol(C2H4)*g-1*h- 1 respectively. The root nitrogen fixing activity of bamboo species grown in di ffe rent environments and different seasons were investigated and tested. It is show n that sufficient water supply, suitable high temperature and applying organic f ertilizer can moderately promote root nitrogen fixing activity. When counting t h e amount

  16. 南极Gerlache海峡海鸟的取食集群及食性%Feeding aggregation and diets of seabirds at Gerlache Strait, Antarctica

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    Marco FAVERO; Néstor Bubén CORIA

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    Foraging associations between flying seabirds and penguins were studied from December 1997 to February 1998 at Cierva Point, Antarctic Peninsula. Observations were complemented with dietary information on the main species observed in aggregations. An average of 35.6±37.0 flying birds per aggregation was observed, almost all of them associated to chinstrap penguin Pygoscelis antarctica groups. The most common species were kelp gulls Larus dominicanus, South Polar skuas Catharacta maccormicki, pintado petrels Daption capensis and southern giant petrels Macronectes giganteus. The number of associations observed per sampling unit decreased as the season progressed, in some species accordingly with particular stage of their phenology. Antarctic krill Euphausia superba was particularly important in the diet of most abundant flying bird species in assemblages. The overlap index for krill sizes consumed give highest values in the comparisons between kelp gulls and chinstrap penguins. The foraging behaviour of flying birds suggested that prey was available near the surface for short time periods, likely facilitated by movements of krill avoiding penguin predation[Acta Zoologica Sinica 53(3):425-430,2007].%1997年12月至1998年2月,我们对南极半岛席尔瓦角善于飞翔海鸟与企鹅的取食关联性进行了研究,同时调查了取食集团中主要鸟种的食性.发现每个取食集团中有35.6-37.0只善于飞翔的海鸟,其中几乎都有纹颊企鹅群 (Pygoscelis antarctica),黑背鸥(Larus dominicanus)、灰贼鸥(Catharacta maccormicki)、花斑鹱(Daption capensis)和巨鹱(Macronectes giganteus)是各集团中最常见的鸟类.各取样单元内有相关性的种数随季节变化而减少,一些种类的减少与特定的物候期有关.南极磷虾(Euphausia superba)是绝大部分飞翔海鸟的主要食物,研究发现黑背鸥与纹颊企鹅所捕食的南极磷虾的大小最为接近.飞翔海鸟的觅食行为表明:在海面上短时停

  17. N{sub 2}O Emission from energy crop fields

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    Joergensen, B.J. [The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural Univ., Dept. of Agricultural Sciences, Section of Soil, Water and Plant Nutrition (Denmark); Nyholm Joergensen, R. [Research Centre Foulum, The Danish Inst. of Plant and Soil Science, Dept. of Soil Science (Denmark)

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    The interest in N{sub 2}O emissions from soils with energy crops is a results of its properties as a greenhouse gas, since the global warming potential of N{sub 2}O per unit mass is about 320 times greater than CO{sub 2}. The contribution of N{sub 2}O from the soil to the atmosphere may increase due to agricultural management. Consequently, large N{sub 2}O emissions can lower the reduction of the greenhouse effect achieved by the substitution of fossil fuels by energy crops. For this reason it is crucial to find the crops for combustion with the lowest potential for emission of N{sub 2}O from the soil per produced energy unit. The aims of this study were to assess the annual N{sub 2}O flux from a Miscanthus 'Giganteus' (M. 'Giganteus') and winter rye (Secale cereale) field, and to investigate the factors affecting the N{sub 2}O emission. To obtain these aims a method was developed for measurements in tall crops. The thesis contains a literature review on the N{sub 2}O emission from the soils, a section with development of the technique for N{sub 2}O flux measurements, and an experimental section. Finally, the thesis contains a section where the results are discussed in relation to the use of energy crops. In all the filed studies, the N{sub 2}O emission was measured by using a new developed closed-chamber technique. The main advantages of the chamber method were the ability to contain growing plants up to a height of 3 m, and the relatively large area (2X2m) covered by each other. Soils with annual and perennial crops can be expected to emit less then 3 kg N{sub 2}O ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1}. This amount corresponds to 960 kg CO{sub 2} ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} compared to a total CO{sub 2} reduction of 10 to 19 tons CO{sub 2} ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} using the energy crops as substitution for fossil fuels. An efficient way to reduce the N{sub 2}O emission is to exclude use of fertiliser but this also reduces the dry matter yield and consequently also the

  18. N{sub 2}O Emission from energy crop fields

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    Joergensen, B.J. [The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural Univ., Dept. of Agricultural Sciences, Section of Soil, Water and Plant Nutrition (Denmark); Nyholm Joergensen, R. [Research Centre Foulum, The Danish Inst. of Plant and Soil Science, Dept. of Soil Science (Denmark)

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    The interest in N{sub 2}O emissions from soils with energy crops is a results of its properties as a greenhouse gas, since the global warming potential of N{sub 2}O per unit mass is about 320 times greater than CO{sub 2}. The contribution of N{sub 2}O from the soil to the atmosphere may increase due to agricultural management. Consequently, large N{sub 2}O emissions can lower the reduction of the greenhouse effect achieved by the substitution of fossil fuels by energy crops. For this reason it is crucial to find the crops for combustion with the lowest potential for emission of N{sub 2}O from the soil per produced energy unit. The aims of this study were to assess the annual N{sub 2}O flux from a Miscanthus `Giganteus` (M. `Giganteus`) and winter rye (Secale cereale) field, and to investigate the factors affecting the N{sub 2}O emission. To obtain these aims a method was developed for measurements in tall crops. The thesis contains a literature review on the N{sub 2}O emission from the soils, a section with development of the technique for N{sub 2}O flux measurements, and an experimental section. Finally, the thesis contains a section where the results are discussed in relation to the use of energy crops. In all the filed studies, the N{sub 2}O emission was measured by using a new developed closed-chamber technique. The main advantages of the chamber method were the ability to contain growing plants up to a height of 3 m, and the relatively large area (2X2m) covered by each other. Soils with annual and perennial crops can be expected to emit less then 3 kg N{sub 2}O ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1}. This amount corresponds to 960 kg CO{sub 2} ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} compared to a total CO{sub 2} reduction of 10 to 19 tons CO{sub 2} ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} using the energy crops as substituion for fossil fuels. An efficient way to reduce the N{sub 2}O emission is to exclude use of fertiliser but this also reduces the dry matter yield and consequently also the CO{sub 2} reduction

  19. The impacts of pyrolysis temperature and feedstock type on biochar properties and the effects of biochar application on the properties of a sandy loam

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    Aston, Steve; Doerr, Stefan; Street-Perrott, Alayne

    2013-04-01

    The production of biochar and its application to soil has the potential to make a significant contribution to climate change mitigation whilst simultaneously improving soil fertility, crop yield and soil water-holding capacity. Biochar is produced from various biomass feedstock materials at varying pyrolysis temperatures, but relatively little is known about how these parameters affect the properties of the resultant biochars and their impact on the properties of the soils to which they are subsequently applied. Salix viminalis, M. giganteus and Picea sitchensis feedstocks were chipped then sieved to 2 - 5 mm, oven dried to constant weight, then pyrolyzed at 350, 500, 600 and 800° C in a nitrogen-purged tube furnace. Biochar yields were measured by weighing the mass of each sample before and after pyrolysis. Biochar hydrophobicity was assessed by using a goniometer to measure water-droplet contact-angles. Cation-exchange-capacity (CEC) was measured using the ammonium acetate method. Biochars were also produced in a rotary kiln from softwood pellets at 400, 500, 600 and 700° C then ground to 0.4 - 1 mm and applied to a sandy loam at a rate of 50 g kg-1. Bulk densities of these soil-biochar mixtures were measured on a tapped, dry, basis. The water-holding-capacity (WHC) of each mixture was measured gravimetrically following saturation and free-draining. The filter paper method was used to assess how pyrolysis temperature influences the effect of biochar application on matric suction. For all feedstocks, large decreases in biochar yield were observed between the pyrolysis temperatures of 350° C and 500° C. For Salix viminalis and M. giganteus feedstocks, subsequent reductions in the yield with increasing pyrolysis temperature were much lower. There were significant differences in hydrophobicity between biochars produced from different biomass and mean biochar hydrophobicity decreased with increasing pyrolysis temperature for all feedstocks. Results for CEC and WHC

  20. Changes in N-transforming archaea and bacteria in soil during the establishment of bioenergy crops.

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    Full Text Available Widespread adaptation of biomass production for bioenergy may influence important biogeochemical functions in the landscape, which are mainly carried out by soil microbes. Here we explore the impact of four potential bioenergy feedstock crops (maize, switchgrass, Miscanthus X giganteus, and mixed tallgrass prairie on nitrogen cycling microorganisms in the soil by monitoring the changes in the quantity (real-time PCR and diversity (barcoded pyrosequencing of key functional genes (nifH, bacterial/archaeal amoA and nosZ and 16S rRNA genes over two years after bioenergy crop establishment. The quantities of these N-cycling genes were relatively stable in all four crops, except maize (the only fertilized crop, in which the population size of AOB doubled in less than 3 months. The nitrification rate was significantly correlated with the quantity of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA not bacteria (AOB, indicating that archaea were the major ammonia oxidizers. Deep sequencing revealed high diversity of nifH, archaeal amoA, bacterial amoA, nosZ and 16S rRNA genes, with 229, 309, 330, 331 and 8989 OTUs observed, respectively. Rarefaction analysis revealed the diversity of archaeal amoA in maize markedly decreased in the second year. Ordination analysis of T-RFLP and pyrosequencing results showed that the N-transforming microbial community structures in the soil under these crops gradually differentiated. Thus far, our two-year study has shown that specific N-transforming microbial communities develop in the soil in response to planting different bioenergy crops, and each functional group responded in a different way. Our results also suggest that cultivation of maize with N-fertilization increases the abundance of AOB and denitrifiers, reduces the diversity of AOA, and results in significant changes in the structure of denitrification community.

  1. Changes in N-transforming archaea and bacteria in soil during the establishment of bioenergy crops.

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    Mao, Yuejian; Yannarell, Anthony C; Mackie, Roderick I

    2011-01-01

    Widespread adaptation of biomass production for bioenergy may influence important biogeochemical functions in the landscape, which are mainly carried out by soil microbes. Here we explore the impact of four potential bioenergy feedstock crops (maize, switchgrass, Miscanthus X giganteus, and mixed tallgrass prairie) on nitrogen cycling microorganisms in the soil by monitoring the changes in the quantity (real-time PCR) and diversity (barcoded pyrosequencing) of key functional genes (nifH, bacterial/archaeal amoA and nosZ) and 16S rRNA genes over two years after bioenergy crop establishment. The quantities of these N-cycling genes were relatively stable in all four crops, except maize (the only fertilized crop), in which the population size of AOB doubled in less than 3 months. The nitrification rate was significantly correlated with the quantity of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) not bacteria (AOB), indicating that archaea were the major ammonia oxidizers. Deep sequencing revealed high diversity of nifH, archaeal amoA, bacterial amoA, nosZ and 16S rRNA genes, with 229, 309, 330, 331 and 8989 OTUs observed, respectively. Rarefaction analysis revealed the diversity of archaeal amoA in maize markedly decreased in the second year. Ordination analysis of T-RFLP and pyrosequencing results showed that the N-transforming microbial community structures in the soil under these crops gradually differentiated. Thus far, our two-year study has shown that specific N-transforming microbial communities develop in the soil in response to planting different bioenergy crops, and each functional group responded in a different way. Our results also suggest that cultivation of maize with N-fertilization increases the abundance of AOB and denitrifiers, reduces the diversity of AOA, and results in significant changes in the structure of denitrification community.

  2. INSECTICIDAL ACTIVITIES OF ESSENTIAL OILS EXTRACTED FROM THREE SPECIES OF POACEAE ON ANOPHELES GAMBIAE SPP, MAJOR VECTOR OF MALARIA

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    Dominique C. K. Sohounhloué

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the insecticidal activities on Anopheles gambiae spp of the essential oils (EO extracted from the dry leaves of some species collected in Benin were studied. The essential oil yields are 2.8, 1.7 and 1.4�0respectively for Cymbopogon schoanenthus (L. Spreng (CS, Cymbopogon citratus Stapf. (CC and Cymbopogon giganteus (Hochst. Chiov (CG. The GC/MS analysis showed that the EO of CS had a larger proportion in oxygenated monoterpenes (86.3�20whereas those of the sheets of CC and CG are relatively close proportions (85.5�0and 82.7�0respectively with. The piperitone (68.5�  2-carene (11.5� and -eudesmol (4.6�20are the major components of the EO of CS while trans para-mentha-1(7,8-dien-2-ol (31.9� trans para-mentha-2,8-dien-1-ol (19.6� cis para-mentha-2,8-dien-1-ol (7.2� trans piperitol (6.3�20and limonene (6.3�20prevailed in the EO of CG. The EO of CC revealed a rich composition in geranial (41.3� neral (33� myrcene (10.4� and geraniol (6.6� The biological tests have shown that these three EO induced 100�0mortality of Anopheles gambiae to 1.1, 586.58 and 1549 µg•cm-2 respectively for CC, CS and CG. These effects are also illustrated by weak lethal concentration for 50�0anopheles population (CC: 0.306; CS: 152.453 and CG: 568.327 µg•cm-2 in the same order of reactivity. The EO of CC appeared most active on two stocks (sensitive and resistant of Anopheles gambiae.

  3. Candidate perennial bioenergy grasses have a higher albedo than annual row crops

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    Miller, J. N.; VanLoocke, A.; Gomez-Casanovas, N.; Bernacchi, C.

    2015-12-01

    The production of perennial cellulosic feedstocks for bioenergy presents the potential to diversify regional economies and the national energy supply, while also serving as climate 'regulators' due to a number of biogeochemical and biogeophysical differences relative to row crops. Numerous observational and model based approaches have investigated biogeochemical tradeoffs, such as increased carbon sequestration and increased water use, associated with growing cellulosic feedstocks. A less understood aspect is the biogeophysical changes associated with the difference in albedo (α), which could alter the local energy balance and cause local to regional cooling several times larger than that associated with offsetting carbon. Here, we established paired fields of Miscanthus × giganteus (miscanthus) and Panicum virgatum (switchgrass), two of the leading perennial cellulosic feedstock candidates, and traditional annual row crops in the highly productive "Corn-belt". Our results show that miscanthus did and switchgrass did not have an overall higher α than current row crops but a strong seasonal pattern existed. Both perennials had consistently higher growing season α than row crops and winter α did not differ. The lack of observed differences in winter α, however, masked an interaction between snow cover and species differences, with the perennial species, compared with the row crops, having a higher α when snow was absent and a much lower α when snow was present. Overall, these changes resulted in an average net reduction in annual absorbed energy of about 5 W/m2 for switchgrass and about 8 W/m2 for miscanthus relative to annual crops. Therefore, the conversion from annual row to perennial crops alters the radiative balance of the surface via changes in α and could lead to regional cooling.

  4. Integrating data to acquire new knowledge: Three modes of integration in plant science.

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    Leonelli, Sabina

    2013-12-01

    This paper discusses what it means and what it takes to integrate data in order to acquire new knowledge about biological entities and processes. Maureen O'Malley and Orkun Soyer have pointed to the scientific work involved in data integration as important and distinct from the work required by other forms of integration, such as methodological and explanatory integration, which have been more successful in captivating the attention of philosophers of science. Here I explore what data integration involves in more detail and with a focus on the role of data-sharing tools, like online databases, in facilitating this process; and I point to the philosophical implications of focusing on data as a unit of analysis. I then analyse three cases of data integration in the field of plant science, each of which highlights a different mode of integration: (1) inter-level integration, which involves data documenting different features of the same species, aims to acquire an interdisciplinary understanding of organisms as complex wholes and is exemplified by research on Arabidopsis thaliana; (2) cross-species integration, which involves data acquired on different species, aims to understand plant biology in all its different manifestations and is exemplified by research on Miscanthus giganteus; and (3) translational integration, which involves data acquired from sources within as well as outside academia, aims at the provision of interventions to improve human health (e.g. by sustaining the environment in which humans thrive) and is exemplified by research on Phytophtora ramorum. Recognising the differences between these efforts sheds light on the dynamics and diverse outcomes of data dissemination and integrative research; and the relations between the social and institutional roles of science, the development of data-sharing infrastructures and the production of scientific knowledge.

  5. Bio-energy feedstock yields and their water quality benefits in Mississippi

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    Parajuli, Prem B.

    2011-08-10

    Cellulosic and agricultural bio-energy crops can, under careful management, be harvested as feedstock for bio-fuels production and provide environmental benefits. However, it is required to quantify their relative advantages in feedstock production and water quality. The primary objective of this research was to evaluate potential feedstock yield and water quality benefit scenarios of bioenergy crops: Miscanthus (Miscanthus-giganteus), Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), Soybean {Glycine max (L.) Merr.}, and Corn (Lea mays) in the Upper Pearl River watershed (UPRW), Mississippi using a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The SWAT model was calibrated (January 1981 to December 1994) and validated (January 1995 to September 2008) using monthly measured stream flow data. The calibrated and validated model determined good to very good performance for stream flow prediction (R2 and E from 0.60 to 0.86). The RMSE values (from 14 m3 s-1 to 37 m3 s-1) were estimated at similar levels of errors during model calibration and validation. The long-term average annual potential feedstock yield as an alternative energy source was determined the greatest when growing Miscanthus grass (373,849 Mg) as followed by Alfalfa (206,077 Mg), Switchgrass (132,077 Mg), Johnsongrass (47,576 Mg), Soybean (37,814 Mg), and Corn (22,069 Mg) in the pastureland and cropland of the watershed. Model results determined that average annual sediment yield from the Miscanthus grass scenario determined the least (1.16 Mg/ha) and corn scenario the greatest (12.04 Mg/ha). The SWAT model simulated results suggested that growing Miscanthus grass in the UPRW would have the greatest potential feedstock yield and water quality benefits.

  6. Rapid soil organic carbon re-accumulation after bamboo invasion on recovering landslide scars in a subtropical forest ecosystem of Taiwan

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    Zehetner, Franz; Schomakers, Jasmin; Jien, Shih-Hao; Lin, Zan Liang; Chen, Ting-Chien; Hseu, Zeng-Yei; Lee, Tsung-Yu; Huang, -Chuan, Jr.; Lee, Li-Chin; Mentler, Axel; Hein, Thomas

    2016-04-01

    Typhoon-induced landslides occasionally strip parts of the landscape off its vegetative cover and soil layer and export large amounts of biomass and soil organic carbon (OC). The resulting landslide scars remain low in OC and vulnerable for re-activation for several years until closed vegetation is re-established. In the subtropical mountains of Taiwan and in other parts of the world, bamboo species may invade at a certain point in the succession of recovering landslide scars. Bamboo has a high potential for carbon sequestration because of its fast growth and dense rooting system. However, it is still largely unknown how these properties translate into soil OC re-accumulation rates after landslide disturbance. In this study, we investigated a chronosequence with 5 different sites on former landslide scars in the Alishan area in Central Taiwan, ranging in age from 6 to 53 years post disturbance. The younger landslide scars were colonized by Miscanthus giganteus, while after approx. 15 to 20 years of succession, bamboo (Phyllostachys) species were dominating. Biomass and soil OC stocks were measured on the recovering landslide scars and compared to an old-growth Cryptomeria japonica forest stand in the same area. Humic acids were extracted from the newly formed soils of the recovering landslide scars and analyzed for molecular characteristics. Biomass carbon accumulated rapidly in bamboo stands but was significantly lower compared to the old-growth coniferous forest. However, soil OC stocks on the recovering landslide scars approached the levels of the old-growth forest after only few decades of succession. Similarly, humic acid characteristics (obtained from fluorescence and NMR spectroscopy) rapidly changed in the early phase of succession but seemed to stabilize during the later phase of landslide recovery. Our results demonstrate the high potential of bamboo for below-ground OC sequestration and storage, and show that the fresh OC inputs are rapidly converted to

  7. Early Eocene birds from La Borie, southern France

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    Estelle Bourdon

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The early Eocene locality of La Borie is located in the village of Saint-Papoul, in southern France. These Eocene flu-vio-lacustrine clay deposits have yielded numerous vertebrate remains. Mammalian taxa found in the fossiliferous levels indicate an age near the reference level MP 8–9, which corresponds to the middle Ypresian, early Eocene. Here we provide a detailed description of the avian remains that were preliminarily reported in a recent study of the vertebrate fauna from La Borie. A maxilla, a quadrate, cervical vertebrae, a femur and two tibiotarsi are assigned to the giant ground bird Gastornis parisiensis (Gastornithidae. These new avian remains add to the fossil record of Gastornis, which is known from the late Paleocene to middle Eocene of Europe, early Eocene of Asia and early Eocene of North America. Gastornis parisiensis differs from the North American Gastornis giganteus in several features, including the more ventral position of the narial openings and the slender orbital process of quadrate. Two tibiotarsi and one tarsometatarsus are assigned to a new genus and species of Geranoididae, Galligeranoides boriensis gen. et sp. nov. So far, this family was known only from the early and middle Eocene of North America. The fossils from La Borie constitute the first record of the Geranoididae in Europe. We show that Gastornis coexisted with the Geranoididae in the early Eocene of both Europe (La Borie and North America (Willwood Formation. The presence of Geranoididae and the large flightless bird Gastornis on either side of the present-day North Atlantic provides further evidence that a high-latitude land connection existed between Europe and North America in the early Eocene.

  8. A deimmunised form of the ribotoxin, α-sarcin, lacking CD4+ T cell epitopes and its use as an immunotoxin warhead

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    Jones, Tim D.; Hearn, Arron R.; Holgate, Robert G.E.; Kozub, Dorota; Fogg, Mark H.; Carr, Francis J.; Baker, Matthew P.; Lacadena, Javier; Gehlsen, Kurt R.

    2016-01-01

    Fungal ribotoxins that block protein synthesis can be useful warheads in the context of a targeted immunotoxin. α-Sarcin is a small (17 kDa) fungal ribonuclease produced by Aspergillus giganteus that functions by catalytically cleaving a single phosphodiester bond in the sarcin–ricin loop of the large ribosomal subunit, thus making the ribosome unrecognisable to elongation factors and leading to inhibition of protein synthesis. Peptide mapping using an ex vivo human T cell assay determined that α-sarcin contained two T cell epitopes; one in the N-terminal 20 amino acids and the other in the C-terminal 20 amino acids. Various mutations were tested individually within each epitope and then in combination to isolate deimmunised α-sarcin variants that had the desired properties of silencing T cell epitopes and retention of the ability to inhibit protein synthesis (equivalent to wild-type, WT α-sarcin). A deimmunised variant (D9T/Q142T) demonstrated a complete lack of T cell activation in in vitro whole protein human T cell assays using peripheral blood mononuclear cells from donors with diverse HLA allotypes. Generation of an immunotoxin by fusion of the D9T/Q142T variant to a single-chain Fv targeting Her2 demonstrated potent cell killing equivalent to a fusion protein comprising the WT α-sarcin. These results represent the first fungal ribotoxin to be deimmunised with the potential to construct a new generation of deimmunised immunotoxin therapeutics. PMID:27578884

  9. Participation of Calamagrostis epigejos (L. Roth in plant communities of the River Bytomka valley in terms of its biomass use in the power industry

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    Sierka Edyta

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an attempt to assess the potential use of Calamagrostis epigejos (L. Roth. as a renewable energy source. Abandonment of human management is often followed by a decrease in species richness in semi-natural grasslands, mainly due to the increased dominance of clonal grasses such as Calamagrostis epigejos which were formerly repressed by management. The biomass resource of this, and its accompanying, species, i.e. species of the Solidago genus and others e.g. Cirsium rivulare, Deschampsia caespitosa, Molinia coerulea and Filipendula ulmaria, was evaluated in the green wastelands of the River Bytomka valley (Upper Silesia, Poland. It was found that approx. 1.2 t·ha−1 of dry matter can be obtained from approx. 30% of the average share of Calamagrostis epigejos in plant communities of unmown meadows. This is 10 times less than in the case of Miscanthus giganteus, a non-native cultivated grass. An increase in the biomass component of Calamagrostis epigejos reduced that of Solidago sp. (−0.522176, p< 0.05 and other species (−0.465806, p< 0.05. The calorific value of Calamagrostis epigejos biomass is approx. 15.91 MJ·kg−1, which is comparable to the calorific value of coal and close to, inter alia, that of Miscanthus sacchariflorus (19 MJ·kg−1 as an energy crop. The presented research is in its preliminary stages and therefore, it is necessary to investigate the reaction of Calamagrostis epigejos to regular mowing and to removal of the biomass from the studied areas.

  10. Candidatus Bartonella antechini: a novel Bartonella species detected in fleas and ticks from the yellow-footed antechinus (Antechinus flavipes), an Australian marsupial.

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    Kaewmongkol, Gunn; Kaewmongkol, Sarawan; Owen, Helen; Fleming, Patricia A; Adams, Peter J; Ryan, Una; Irwin, Peter J; Fenwick, Stanley G

    2011-05-05

    Bartonella are fastidious, Gram-negative, aerobic bacilli belonging to the Alphaproteobacteria group. In the last ten years, the discovery of new Bartonella species from a variety of mammalian hosts, arthropod vectors and geographical areas has increased. More than 20 species of Bartonella have been identified, of which approximately thirteen are associated with disease in humans and animals. Recently, four novel species of Bartonella were isolated from mammalian hosts in Australia: Bartonella australis from eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) and Bartonella rattaustraliani, Bartonella queenslandensis and Bartonella coopersplainsensis from rodents. Bartonella-like organisms have also been detected from Ixodes tasmani ticks collected from koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). However, very little is known about Bartonella spp. in other marsupials in Australia. We report the identification of a novel Bartonella species detected from fleas (Acanthopsylla jordani) and ticks (Ixodes antechini) collected from a small carnivorous marsupial, Antechinus flavipes (Mardos or Yellow-footed antechinus) in the southwest of Western Australia. New nested-PCRs targeting the gltA gene and the ribosomal ITS region were developed as part of the present study. DNA sequencing of the 16S rRNA, gltA, ftsZ and rpoB genes and the ribosomal ITS region revealed that this detection is a distinct Bartonella species and is related to B. australis isolated from kangaroos. This is the first report of two different possible arthropod vectors in Australia (ticks and fleas) being infected with the same species of Bartonella. We propose the name Candidatus Bartonella antechini n. sp. for the recently characterized organism.

  11. Eaten out of house and home: impacts of grazing on ground-dwelling reptiles in Australian grasslands and grassy woodlands.

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    Howland, Brett; Stojanovic, Dejan; Gordon, Iain J; Manning, Adrian D; Fletcher, Don; Lindenmayer, David B

    2014-01-01

    Large mammalian grazers can alter the biotic and abiotic features of their environment through their impacts on vegetation. Grazing at moderate intensity has been recommended for biodiversity conservation. Few studies, however, have empirically tested the benefits of moderate grazing intensity in systems dominated by native grazers. Here we investigated the relationship between (1) density of native eastern grey kangaroos, Macropus giganteus, and grass structure, and (2) grass structure and reptiles (i.e. abundance, richness, diversity and occurrence) across 18 grassland and grassy Eucalyptus woodland properties in south-eastern Australia. There was a strong negative relationship between kangaroo density and grass structure after controlling for tree canopy cover. We therefore used grass structure as a surrogate for grazing intensity. Changes in grazing intensity (i.e. grass structure) significantly affected reptile abundance, reptile species richness, reptile species diversity, and the occurrence of several ground-dwelling reptiles. Reptile abundance, species richness and diversity were highest where grazing intensity was low. Importantly, no species of reptile was more likely to occur at high grazing intensities. Legless lizards (Delma impar, D. inornata) were more likely to be detected in areas subject to moderate grazing intensity, whereas one species (Hemiergis talbingoensis) was less likely to be detected in areas subject to intense grazing and three species (Menetia greyii, Morethia boulengeri, and Lampropholis delicata) did not appear to be affected by grazing intensity. Our data indicate that to maximize reptile abundance, species richness, species diversity, and occurrence of several individual species of reptile, managers will need to subject different areas of the landscape to moderate and low grazing intensities and limit the occurrence and extent of high grazing.

  12. A spatial modeling framework to evaluate domestic biofuel-induced potential land use changed and emissions

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    Elliot, Joshua; Sharma, Bhavna; Best, Neil; Glotter, Michael; Dunn, Jennifer B.; Foster, Ian; Miguez, Fernando; Mueller, Steffen; Wang, Michael

    2014-01-01

    We present a novel bottom-up approach to estimate biofuel-induced land-use change (LUC) and resulting CO2 emissions in the U.S. from 2010 to 2022, based on a consistent methodology across four essential components: land availability, land suitability, LUC decision-making, and induced CO2 emissions. Using highresolution geospatial data and modeling, we construct probabilistic assessments of county-, state-, and national-level LUC and emissions for macroeconomic scenarios. We use the Cropland Data Layer and the Protected Areas Database to characterize availability of land for biofuel crop cultivation, and the CERES-Maize and BioCro biophysical crop growth models to estimate the suitability (yield potential) of available lands for biofuel crops. For LUC decisionmaking, we use a county-level stochastic partial-equilibrium modeling framework and consider five scenarios involving annual ethanol production scaling to 15, 22, and 29 BG, respectively, in 2022, with corn providing feedstock for the first 15 BG and the remainder coming from one of two dedicated energy crops. Finally, we derive high-resolution above-ground carbon factors from the National Biomass and Carbon Data set to estimate emissions from each LUC pathway. Based on these inputs, we obtain estimates for average total LUC emissions of 6.1, 2.2, 1.0, 2.2, and 2.4 gCO2e/MJ for Corn-15 Billion gallons (BG), Miscanthus × giganteus (MxG)-7 BG, Switchgrass (SG)-7 BG, MxG-14 BG, and SG-14 BG scenarios, respectively.

  13. ESTIMATING WATER FOOTPRINT AND MANAGING BIOREFINERY WASTEWATER IN THE PRODUCTION OF BIO-BASED RENEWABLE DIESEL BLENDSTOCK

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    Wu, May M. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Sawyer, Bernard M [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2016-12-01

    This analysis covers the entire biorefinery operation. The study focuses on net water consumed for the production of a unit of biofuel: blue, green, and grey water footprint. Blue water is defined as the water consumed in the biorefinery that is withdrawn from surface and ground water. Blue water footprint includes enzyme cultivation, pretreatment, hydrolysis, bioreactor, cooling system, boiler, fuel upgrading, combustor track, and on-site WWT. Grey water is defined as wastewater generated from the biorefinery and was evaluated based on the wastewater treatment plant design. Green water, defined as rainwater consumed for the production, is not required in the RDB process. Approximately 7–15 gal of water are required to produce a gallon of RDB when corn stover or non-irrigated perennial grasses, switchgrass and Miscanthus x giganteus (Miscanthus), serve as the feedstock in the contiguous United States. Bioelectricity generation from the biorefinery resulted in a net water credit, which reduced the water footprint. The life cycle grey water footprint for nitrogen is primarily from nitrogen in the feedstock production stage because no wastewater is discharged into the environment in the RDB process. Perennial grasses-based RDB production shows a promising grey water footprint, while corn stover-based RDB production has a relatively low green water footprint. Results from the study can help improve our understanding of the water sustainability of advanced biofuel technology under development. Make-up water for cooling and boiling remains a major demand in the biorefinery. The work revealed a key issue or trade-off between achieving zero liquid discharge to maximize water resource use and potentially increasing cost of fuel production. Solid waste disposal was identified as a management issue, and its inverse relationship with wastewater management could affect economic sustainability.

  14. Ancient clam gardens increased shellfish production: adaptive strategies from the past can inform food security today.

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    Groesbeck, Amy S; Rowell, Kirsten; Lepofsky, Dana; Salomon, Anne K

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    Maintaining food production while sustaining productive ecosystems is among the central challenges of our time, yet, it has been for millennia. Ancient clam gardens, intertidal rock-walled terraces constructed by humans during the late Holocene, are thought to have improved the growing conditions for clams. We tested this hypothesis by comparing the beach slope, intertidal height, and biomass and density of bivalves at replicate clam garden and non-walled clam beaches in British Columbia, Canada. We also quantified the variation in growth and survival rates of littleneck clams (Leukoma staminea) we experimentally transplanted across these two beach types. We found that clam gardens had significantly shallower slopes than non-walled beaches and greater densities of L. staminea and Saxidomus giganteus, particularly at smaller size classes. Overall, clam gardens contained 4 times as many butter clams and over twice as many littleneck clams relative to non-walled beaches. As predicted, this relationship varied as a function of intertidal height, whereby clam density and biomass tended to be greater in clam gardens compared to non-walled beaches at relatively higher intertidal heights. Transplanted juvenile L. staminea grew 1.7 times faster and smaller size classes were more likely to survive in clam gardens than non-walled beaches, specifically at the top and bottom of beaches. Consequently, we provide strong evidence that ancient clam gardens likely increased clam productivity by altering the slope of soft-sediment beaches, expanding optimal intertidal clam habitat, thereby enhancing growing conditions for clams. These results reveal how ancient shellfish aquaculture practices may have supported food security strategies in the past and provide insight into tools for the conservation, management, and governance of intertidal seascapes today.

  15. Ancient clam gardens increased shellfish production: adaptive strategies from the past can inform food security today.

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    Amy S Groesbeck

    Full Text Available Maintaining food production while sustaining productive ecosystems is among the central challenges of our time, yet, it has been for millennia. Ancient clam gardens, intertidal rock-walled terraces constructed by humans during the late Holocene, are thought to have improved the growing conditions for clams. We tested this hypothesis by comparing the beach slope, intertidal height, and biomass and density of bivalves at replicate clam garden and non-walled clam beaches in British Columbia, Canada. We also quantified the variation in growth and survival rates of littleneck clams (Leukoma staminea we experimentally transplanted across these two beach types. We found that clam gardens had significantly shallower slopes than non-walled beaches and greater densities of L. staminea and Saxidomus giganteus, particularly at smaller size classes. Overall, clam gardens contained 4 times as many butter clams and over twice as many littleneck clams relative to non-walled beaches. As predicted, this relationship varied as a function of intertidal height, whereby clam density and biomass tended to be greater in clam gardens compared to non-walled beaches at relatively higher intertidal heights. Transplanted juvenile L. staminea grew 1.7 times faster and smaller size classes were more likely to survive in clam gardens than non-walled beaches, specifically at the top and bottom of beaches. Consequently, we provide strong evidence that ancient clam gardens likely increased clam productivity by altering the slope of soft-sediment beaches, expanding optimal intertidal clam habitat, thereby enhancing growing conditions for clams. These results reveal how ancient shellfish aquaculture practices may have supported food security strategies in the past and provide insight into tools for the conservation, management, and governance of intertidal seascapes today.

  16. Phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Microascaceae with emphasis on synnematous fungi.

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    Sandoval-Denis, M; Guarro, J; Cano-Lira, J F; Sutton, D A; Wiederhold, N P; de Hoog, G S; Abbott, S P; Decock, C; Sigler, L; Gené, J

    2016-01-01

    The taxonomy of the synnematous genera Cephalotrichum, Doratomyces and Trichurus, and other related genera Gamsia, Wardomyces and Wardomycopsis, has been controversial and relies mainly on morphological criteria. These are microascaceous saprobic fungi mostly found in air and soil and with a worldwide distribution. In order to clarify their taxonomy and to delineate generic boundaries within the Microascaceae, we studied 57 isolates that include clinical, environmental and all the available ex-type strains of a large set of species by means of morphological, physiological and molecular phylogenetic analyses using DNA sequence data of four loci (the ITS region, and fragments of rDNA LSU, translation elongation factor 1α and β-tubulin). The results demonstrate that Cephalotrichum, Doratomyces and Trichurus are congeneric and the genus Cephalotrichum is accepted here with Echinobotryum as a further synonym. The genera Acaulium and Fairmania, typified by A. albonigrescens and F. singularis, respectively, are distinct from Microascus and Scopulariopsis, Gamsia is distinct from Wardomyces, and Wardomycopsis is confirmed as a separate genus in the Microascaceae. Two new species of Cephalotrichum are described as C. brevistipitatum and C. hinnuleum. Nine new combinations are proposed, i.e. Acaulium acremonium, A. caviariforme, Cephalotrichum asperulum, C. columnare, C. cylindricum, C. dendrocephalum, C. gorgonifer, Gamsia columbina and Wardomyces giganteus. A neotype is designed for C. stemonitis. Lectotypes and epitypes are designated for A. acremonium, A. albonigrescens, C. gorgonifer, C. nanum and W. anomalus. Cephalotrichum cylindricum, C. microsporum, F. singularis and Gamsia columbina are also epitypified with new specimens. Descriptions of the phenotypic features and dichotomous keys for identification are provided for accepted species in the different genera.

  17. Latitudinal exposure to DDTs, HCB, PCBs, PBDEs and DP in giant petrels (Macronectes spp.) across the Southern Ocean.

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    Roscales, Jose L; González-Solís, Jacob; Zango, Laura; Ryan, Peter G; Jiménez, Begoña

    2016-07-01

    Studies on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Antarctic wildlife are scarce, and usually limited to a single locality. As a result, wildlife exposure to POPs across the Southern Ocean is poorly understood. In this study, we report the differential exposure of the major southern ocean scavengers, the giant petrels, to POPs across a wide latitudinal gradient. Selected POPs (PCBs, HCB, DDTs, PBDEs) and related compounds, such as Dechlorane Plus (DP), were analyzed in plasma of southern giant petrels (Macronectes giganteus) breeding on Livingston (62°S 61°W, Antarctica), Marion (46°S 37°E, sub-Antarctic), and Gough (40°S 10°W, cool temperate) islands. Northern giant petrels (Macronectes halli) from Marion Island were also studied. Stable isotope ratios of C and N (δ(13)C and δ(15)N) were used as dietary tracers of the marine habitat and trophic level, respectively. Breeding locality was a major factor explaining petrel exposure to POPs compared with species and sex. Significant relationships between δ(13)C values and POP burdens, at both inter- and intra-population levels, support latitudinal variations in feeding grounds as a key factor in explaining petrel pollutant burdens. Overall, pollutant levels in giant petrels decreased significantly with latitude, but the relative abundance (%) of the more volatile POPs increased towards Antarctica. DP was found at negligible levels compared with legacy POPs in Antarctic seabirds. Spatial POP patterns found in giant petrels match those predicted by global distribution models, and reinforce the hypothesis of atmospheric long-range transport as the main source of POPs in Antarctica. Our results confirm that wildlife movements out of the polar region markedly increase their exposure to POPs. Therefore, strategies for Antarctic wildlife conservation should consider spatial heterogeneity in exposure to marine pollution. Of particular relevance is the need to clarify the exposure of Antarctic predators to emerging

  18. How Seasonal Drought Affect Carbon and Water Fluxes of Alternative Energy Crops in the US?

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    Joo, E.; Hussain, M. Z.; Zeri, M.; Masters, M.; Gomez-Casanovas, N.; DeLucia, E. H.; Bernacchi, C.

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    The cellulosic biomass of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), Miscanthus (Miscanthus giganteus) and native prairie are considered candidate second-generation biofuels, potentially resulting in partial replacement annual row crops within the Midwestern US. There is an increasing focus to study the environmental impact of agricultural crops, however not much is known on the influence on the energy, carbon and water cycles of energy crops, especially under drought conditions. This study compares the impact of drought episodes (in 2011 and 2012) on evapotranspiration (ET), net ecosystem productivity (NEP) and water use efficiency (WUE; equals to NEP/ET) for Switchgrass (SW), Miscanthus (MXG), Maize (MZ) and native prairie (NP) grown in Central Illinois using the eddy covariance technique. Due to the prolonged drought and the rapid growth development with increasing ET of MXG in 2012, large water deficit (precipitation-ET) was observed for each species up to the highest deficit of -360 mm for this species. The gross primary production (GPP) of MZ was radically decreased by the drought in 2011 and 2012, while SW and NP were not influenced. MXG increased NEP throughout the typically wet and drought years, mainly due to the decrease in respiration and by the largest GPP upon the drought in 2012. Despite having the largest water deficit, MXG showed an enhanced WUE of 12.8 and 11.4 Kg C ha-1mm-1 in 2011 and 2012, respectively, in comparison to years typical to the region with WUE of 3.7-7.3 Kg C ha-1mm-1. Other species did not show a significant enhancement of WUE. Therefore we conclude that out of the studied species, MXG has more access to water, and uses this water the most efficiently to store carbon, under drought conditions.

  19. Regional Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Feedstock Production--Scaling Biogeochemical Cycles in Space and Time

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    Vanloocke, A.; Bernacchi, C.

    2008-12-01

    Recently there has been increasing socio-economic and scientific interest in the use of alternative sources of energy to offset the negative effects of current fossil fuel dependence and consequent greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, one of the most popular alternatives is to use ethanol produced from domestically grown crops for use as fuel in the transportation sector. In 2007, over 7.5 billion gallons of ethanol were produced in the U.S. from corn, a traditional food crop. Recent research indicates that it may be logistically impractical, ecologically counterproductive (i.e. a net carbon source), and economically devastating to produce ethanol from crops previously grown to produce food. The EBI (Energy Biosciences Institute, at University of California Berkley and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) is now conducting research to assess the ability of traditional crops as well as dedicated biofuel feedstocks (e.g. Panicum virgatum (switchgrass), Miscanthus x Giganteus (Miscanthus), and Saccharum spp (sugar cane)) to provide a productive and sustainable alternative to fossil fuel. This is an important step to take before implementing the large-scale growth necessary to meet U.S. energy needs .A process-based terrestrial ecosystem model, Agro-IBIS (Agricultural Integrated Biosphere Simulator) was adapted to simulate the growth of Miscanthus. The model was calibrated using data collected from sites at the University of Illinois south farms. Simulations indicated significant implications on the regional carbon and water budgets. Next this locally validated method will be extrapolated to simulate the regional scale growth of Miscanthus in the Midwestern U.S. and sugarcane in Brazil and a similar analysis will be conducted for switchgrass. The results should provide insight on optimal land-use decisions and legislation that regard meeting energy demands and mitigating climate change in the near future.

  20. Assessing the Impacts of Land Use Change from Cotton to Perennial Bioenergy Grasses on Hydrological Fluxes and Water Quality in a Semi-Arid Agricultural Watershed Using the APEX Model

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    Chen, Y.; Ale, S.; Rajan, N.

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    The semi-arid Texas High Plains (THP) region, where cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is grown in vast acreage, has the potential to grow perennial bioenergy grasses. A change in land use from cotton cropping systems to perennial grasses such as Alamo switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) and Miscanthus giganteus (Miscanthus sinensis Anderss. [Poaceae]) can significantly affect regional hydrologic cycle and water quality. Assessing the impacts of this potential land use change on hydrology and water quality enables the environmental assessment of feasibility to grow perennial grasses in this region to meet the U.S. national bioenergy target of 2022. The Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender (APEX) model was used in this study to assess the impacts of replacing cotton with switchgrass and Miscanthus on water and nitrogen balances in the upstream subwatershed of the Double Mountain Fork Brazos watershed in the THP, which contains 52% cotton land use. The APEX model was initially calibrated against observed streamflow and crop yield data. Since observed data on nitrogen loads in streamflow was not available for this subwatershed, we calibrated the APEX model against the SWAT-simulated nitrogen loads at the outlet of this subwatershed, which were obtained in a parallel study. The calibrated APEX model was used to simulate the impacts of land use change from cotton to Miscanthus and switchgrass on surface and subsurface water and nitrogen balances. Preliminary results revealed that the average (1994-2009) annual surface runoff decreased by 84% and 66% under the irrigated and dryland switchgrass scenarios compared to the baseline scenarios. Average annual percolation increased by 106% and 57% under the irrigated and dryland switchgrass scenarios relative to the baseline scenarios. Preliminary results also indicated Miscanthus and switchgrass appeared to be superior to cotton in terms of better water conservation and water quality, and minimum crop management requirements.

  1. A review of molecular-clock calibrations and substitution rates in liverworts, mosses, and hornworts, and a timeframe for a taxonomically cleaned-up genus Nothoceros.

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    Villarreal, Juan Carlos; Renner, Susanne S

    2014-09-01

    Absolute times from calibrated DNA phylogenies can be used to infer lineage diversification, the origin of new ecological niches, or the role of long distance dispersal in shaping current distribution patterns. Molecular-clock dating of non-vascular plants, however, has lagged behind flowering plant and animal dating. Here, we review dating studies that have focused on bryophytes with several goals in mind, (i) to facilitate cross-validation by comparing rates and times obtained so far; (ii) to summarize rates that have yielded plausible results and that could be used in future studies; and (iii) to calibrate a species-level phylogeny for Nothoceros, a model for plastid genome evolution in hornworts. Including the present work, there have been 18 molecular clock studies of liverworts, mosses, or hornworts, the majority with fossil calibrations, a few with geological calibrations or dated with previously published plastid substitution rates. Over half the studies cross-validated inferred divergence times by using alternative calibration approaches. Plastid substitution rates inferred for "bryophytes" are in line with those found in angiosperm studies, implying that bryophyte clock models can be calibrated either with published substitution rates or with fossils, with the two approaches testing and cross-validating each other. Our phylogeny of Nothoceros is based on 44 accessions representing all suspected species and a matrix of six markers of nuclear, plastid, and mitochondrial DNA. The results show that Nothoceros comprises 10 species, nine in the Americas and one in New Zealand (N. giganteus), with the divergence between the New Zealand species and its Chilean sister species dated to the Miocene and therefore due to long-distance dispersal. Based on the new tree, we formally transfer two species of Megaceros into Nothoceros, resulting in the new combinations N. minarum (Nees) J.C. Villarreal and N. schizophyllus (Gottsche ex Steph.) J.C. Villarreal, and we also

  2. Hopping Down the Main Street: Eastern Grey Kangaroos at Home in an Urban Matrix

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    Graeme Coulson

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    Full Text Available Most urban mammals are small. However, one of the largest marsupials, the Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus, occurs in some urban areas. In 2007, we embarked on a longitudinal study of this species in the seaside town of Anglesea in southern Victoria, Australia. We have captured and tagged 360 individuals to date, fitting each adult with a collar displaying its name. We have monitored survival, reproduction and movements by resighting, recapture and radio-tracking, augmented by citizen science reports of collared individuals. Kangaroos occurred throughout the town, but the golf course formed the nucleus of this urban population. The course supported a high density of kangaroos (2–5/ha, and approximately half of them were tagged. Total counts of kangaroos on the golf course were highest in summer, at the peak of the mating season, and lowest in winter, when many males but not females left the course. Almost all tagged adult females were sedentary, using only part of the golf course and adjacent native vegetation and residential blocks. In contrast, during the non-mating season (autumn and winter, many tagged adult males ranged widely across the town in a mix of native vegetation remnants, recreation reserves, vacant blocks, commercial properties and residential gardens. Annual fecundity of tagged females was generally high (≥70%, but survival of tagged juveniles was low (54%. We could not determine the cause of death of most juveniles. Vehicles were the major (47% cause of mortality of tagged adults. Road-kills were concentrated (74% in autumn and winter, and were heavily male biased: half of all tagged males died on roads compared with only 20% of tagged females. We predict that this novel and potent mortality factor will have profound, long-term impacts on the demography and behavior of the urban kangaroo population at Anglesea.

  3. Eaten out of house and home: impacts of grazing on ground-dwelling reptiles in Australian grasslands and grassy woodlands.

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    Brett Howland

    Full Text Available Large mammalian grazers can alter the biotic and abiotic features of their environment through their impacts on vegetation. Grazing at moderate intensity has been recommended for biodiversity conservation. Few studies, however, have empirically tested the benefits of moderate grazing intensity in systems dominated by native grazers. Here we investigated the relationship between (1 density of native eastern grey kangaroos, Macropus giganteus, and grass structure, and (2 grass structure and reptiles (i.e. abundance, richness, diversity and occurrence across 18 grassland and grassy Eucalyptus woodland properties in south-eastern Australia. There was a strong negative relationship between kangaroo density and grass structure after controlling for tree canopy cover. We therefore used grass structure as a surrogate for grazing intensity. Changes in grazing intensity (i.e. grass structure significantly affected reptile abundance, reptile species richness, reptile species diversity, and the occurrence of several ground-dwelling reptiles. Reptile abundance, species richness and diversity were highest where grazing intensity was low. Importantly, no species of reptile was more likely to occur at high grazing intensities. Legless lizards (Delma impar, D. inornata were more likely to be detected in areas subject to moderate grazing intensity, whereas one species (Hemiergis talbingoensis was less likely to be detected in areas subject to intense grazing and three species (Menetia greyii, Morethia boulengeri, and Lampropholis delicata did not appear to be affected by grazing intensity. Our data indicate that to maximize reptile abundance, species richness, species diversity, and occurrence of several individual species of reptile, managers will need to subject different areas of the landscape to moderate and low grazing intensities and limit the occurrence and extent of high grazing.

  4. Revisión del género Polytrichadelphus (Müll. Hal. Mitt. (Polytrichaceae:musci para Colombia

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    Aponte Angélica

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    Full Text Available Se presenta la revisión de las especies colombianas de Polytrichadelphus (Polytrichaceae: Musci. El género posee un amplio rango de variación morfológica. Se reconocen siete especies para Colombia: Polytrichadelphus abriaquiae, P. aristatus, P. ciliatus, P. giganteus, P. longisetus, P. purpureus y P. valenciae; distribuidas principalmente en los bosques de niebla y vegetación de páramo. Las especies de Polytrichadelphus se encuentran sobre varios sustratos en taludes, sobre el suelo y sobre roca. Se realizó el estudio de taxonomía numérica del género Polytrichadelphus en Colombia, para lo cual se emplearon análisis de agrupamiento de grupo par con ligamiento promedio no ponderado (UPGMA y métodos de ordenación (análisis de componentes principales para establecer las relaciones fenéticas entre especies y obtener los caracteres más importantes para su delimitación. Se estudiaron un total de 20 caracteres morfológicos en 114 ejemplares del género, sometiendo 92 de ellos a los análisis numéricos. Se presenta una clave de identificación y para
    cada taxón la descripción, distribución geográfica (con mapas en Colombia, ecología y observaciones, la ilustración y la lista de especímenes estudiados.

  5. PROTEROZOIC STROMATOLITES FROM CENTRAL BRAZIL: PALAEOECOLOGICAL AND TECTONIC SETTING IN PARANOA AND BAMBUI GROUPS%巴西中部元古代Paranoá和Bambui群叠层石的古生态和构造背景

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    EMGUIMARA^~ES; LSOARES; TFAIRCHILD; MADARDENNE

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    Stromatolite morphologies and their terrigenous sediment association indicate depositional basin tectonic gin basin (Dardenne & Faria, 1986), while the other two groups represent a foreland basin (Guimaraes, 1993,1997, 1998, Dardenne et al. , 1998). The sediments of the Vazante Group were deposited near the mountain which forms the Brasilia Fold Belt; however, most of the area of Bambui Group originated in a cratonic region. Generalstromatolite buildings are associated with variations in environmental conditions. However, very often changes in the columnar growth direction and irregular terrigenous-rich intercalations into stromatolites characterize tectonically active settings such as in Vazante Group and in the western portion of the Paranoa and Bambui groups.%叠层石的形态和它们与陆源沉积的关系反映了沉积盆地的构造背景.在巴西中部地区,叠层石出现在中元古和新元古代的Paranoa群、Vazante群和Bambui群.根据沉积学和矿物学的研究分析,Paranoá群形成于被动边缘盆地,而另外两个群形成于前陆盆地.Vazante群沉积在形成巴西褶皱带的山脉附近,然而Bambui群的大部分都形成于克拉通地区.通常远离山脉褶皱带的Paranoá群和B2mbuí群内的叠层石建造的形态和规模的改变与环境的变化有关.在柱状生长方向的频繁变化和不规则的丰富陆源物质的夹层进入叠层石,表征活跃的构造背景,例如在Vazante,Paranoá群和Bambuí群的西部.

  6. Aspectos clínicos, sociais e trabalhistas da doença de Chagas em área endêmica sob controle do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    João Carlos Pinto Dias

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    Full Text Available Candidatos a emprego em construção civil na região de Bambuí, MG, submeteram-se a sorologia para doença de Chagas, eletrocardiograma e Rx de tórax e esôfago. De 301 candidatos recentes uma prevalência de 11,6% de infecção chagásica foi detectada, sendo 5,0% no grupo etário de 18-29 anos, 13,8% no de 30-39 e 39,4% no de 40 anos e acima. A ocorrência de ECGs alterados foi de 31,3% no grupo soropositivo contra 7,1% nos soronegativos (p < 0,05 enquanto o aumento de área cardíaca foi de 8,6% e de 1,5% (p < 0,05 e alteração no trânsito esofágico de 8,6% e 0,8% (p < 0,05 respectivamente. Chagásicos e não-chagásicos provinham das mesmas regiões, sendo os grupos comparáveis quanto a origem rural, morte súbita na família, doação e recepção de sangue. O grupo chagásico apresentou significativamente maior proporção de indivíduos com antecedentes de trabalho na lavoura (48,6% contra 19,5% e de indivíduos analfabetos ou com primário incompleto (43,8% contra 19,5%, frente aos não-chagásicos. Os detalhamentos da pesquisa indicam que o contínuo controle do vetor na região tem sido extremamente eficaz, com impacto sobre a prevalência e a morbidade da esquizotripanose. Por outro lado, indicam que os mecanismos transfusional e congênito de transmissão do Trypanosoma cruzi ao homem continuam a apresentar importância mínima na área pesquisada.

  7. Os primórdios do controle da doença de Chagas (em homenagem a Emmanuel Dias, pioneiro do controle, no centenário de seu nascimento

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    João Carlos Pinto Dias

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    Full Text Available Carlos Chagas se apercebe precocemente da necessidade do controle da doença, frente ao seu impacto social e grande dispersão. O vetor é o elo mais vulnerável e a melhoria da habitação a estratégia mais exeqüível. Em paralelo, há que dar-se visibilidade à doença, para justificar o controle. Como primeiras tentativas concretas, Souza Araújo pleiteará reformas de vivendas, no Paraná (1918, e Ezequiel Dias e cols ensaiarão inúmeros compostos químicos contra os triatomíneos (1921. A luta anti triatomínica será retomada por Emmanuel Dias a partir de 1944, em Bambuí, re testando compostos antigos, lança chamas e gás cianídrico. Em 1946 decepciona-se com o DDT, mas, em 1947, com Pellegrino ensaia com êxito o gammexane (BHC PM. Aliando-se a Pinotti, logo partem para ensaios de campo no Triângulo Mineiro, justificando expansão para outras áreas. A estratégia básica é a luta química continuada, em áreas endêmicas contínuas. Em 1959, Pedreira de Freitas descreve o expurgo seletivo, formatando a etapa de avaliação, da SUCEN e da futura SUCAM. Em 1975, o programa nacional é normatizado e armam-se inquéritos nacionais (triatomíneos e sorológico. Em 1979 ensaiam-se novos piretróides e em1983 o programa nacional é expandido. Estudada desde 1950 pelo grupo de Nussenzweig, em São Paulo, a transmissão transfusional mostra-se vulnerável ao controle por quimioprofilaxia e seleção sorológica de doadores, mas só se implementa, em definitivo, nos anos 1980, com a emergência da pandemia de HIV/AIDS. Praticamente desde os trabalhos pioneiros, o controle da tripanossomíase evidenciou-se eficiente, desde que continuado e sustentado por ações educativas e por decisão política.

  8. Microhabitats de Aedes albopictus (Skuse na região do Vale do Paraíba, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Gomes Almério de Castro

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se determinar o nível de disseminação de Ae. albopictus na região do Vale do Paraíba, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Foram realizadas coletas de larvas e pupas em seis locais distintos, segundo transecto com 10 km de extensão. O alvo principal foi oco de árvores, tendo sido também incluídos artefatos antrópicos. As espécies Ae. terrens e Ae. albopictus foram as únicas do gênero Aedes presentes e, algumas vezes, coexistiram no mesmo microhabitat natural. A segregação de sete espécies da comunidade de oco variou de acordo com os macro e microhabitats examinados. Assim, a distribuição de Ae. albopictus envolveu as zonas rural, rural-urbana e urbana, porém a segunda área foi a mais preferida. Como fator favorável à infestação de Ae. albopictus na região, destacou-se a vacância de nichos ecológicos naturais resultante da influência antrópica. As chuvas foram relevantes no "input" de larvas e pupas e os ocos, com volumes superiores a 600 ml, foram os mais produtivos. A abundância desses dois estádios ocorreu nas estações verão-outono, sendo o pico máximo alcançado nos meses de março-abril. Essa sazonalidade foi comum em bambu experimental e recipientes artificiais. Os dados de temperatura média sugeriram a faixa de 23 a 17degreesC como o período mais favorável ao desenvolvimento larvário. Face a isso, a cepa de Ae. albopictus estudada parece ser oriunda da Ásia tropical e, portanto, se reveste de elevada importância epidemiológica pela possibilidade dessa espécie vir a exercer, além do dengue, papel vetorial para a febre amarela no Brasil.

  9. Chemostratigraphy of stable chromium isotopes in cap carbonate sequences - tracing the aftermath of Earth's Neoproterozoic icehouse climates

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    Frei, R.; de Andrade Caxito, F.; Gaucher, C.

    2012-12-01

    The Neoproterozoic Era (1000-542 Ma) was a time of extreme climatic variation as recorded in sedimentary rocks of this age across the globe. Of special interest are often occurring associations of glacial deposits with warm climate carbonate platforms, features which are preferentially explained to have resulted from extreme icehouse-greenhouse fluctuations unprecedented in the Phanerozoic record. Despite local differences in the sedimentation regime (clastic, mixed or carbonate), these events are represented by glacial deposits of diverse nature, overlain by distinctive "cap carbonate" sequences. The chemostratigraphy (particularly of δ13C and 87Sr/86Sr signatures) of carbonate sequences has been invoked as a promising alternative tool for regional and global correlation., and these signatures provide proxies for seawater composition at the time of deposition, and may indirectly signalize climatic fluctuations on land. We studied a cap carbonate profile pertaining to the Bambuí Group (Sete Lagoas Formation; Correntina section; previously studied by Caxito et al., 2012)) in the north central part of the São Franciso basin in Brazil. This section lies atop Archean to Paleoproterozoic gneisses of the São Francisco craton basement. The section begins with two-metre thick massive to finely laminated pink dolostone which grade upward into a reddish to purple limestone rhythmite. δ53Cr values of the cap dolostone are within the range typical of magmatic inventory signatures (δ53Cr = 0.1 +/- 0.1 permil; Schoenberg et al., 2008). Our preliminary few first data from the sequence above the cap dolostones show magmatic values also for samples from within the first 20 metres of laminated limestones, which then tend to increase to δ53Cr values of ~+0.3 permil in the following ca. 100 metres of carbonates. Although our data set at this stage is sparse, we note a trend that δ53Cr values correlate with fluctuations of δ13C and δ18O values (Caxito et al., 2012). These

  10. Perguntas minimas para rastrear dependencia em atividades da vida diaria em idosos

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar questões não redundantes sobre independência nas atividades da vida diária de idosos que representem o espectro de dependência em idosos. MÉTODOS: Projeto multicêntrico com amostra populacional probabilística de 5.371 idosos residentes em São Paulo, SP, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Bambuí, MG, e Fortaleza, CE, em 2008. Foi realizado inquérito domiciliar e aplicado questionário com 20 atividades da vida diária dos idosos para autoavaliação da dificuldade/necessidade de ajuda para realizá-las. As respostas foram analisadas segundo: a prevalência de alguma dificuldade ou necessidade de ajuda para cada atividade da vida diária; a frequência de não resposta; e o agrupamento das atividades numa análise fatorial. RESULTADOS: As atividades pessoais (e.g., vestir-se tiveram prevalência de dificuldade ou necessidade de ajuda referida baixa quando comparadas às atividades instrumentais (e.g., fazer compras, além de terem taxas de respostas inválidas mais baixas. Foram identificados três fatores de agrupamento das atividades da vida diária: mobilidade (andar 100 m; necessidades pessoais (tomar banho; e o que outra pessoa pode fazer pelo idoso (lavar roupa. As atividades da vida diária com maiores autovalores em cada grupo foram analisadas à luz da prevalência de necessidade de ajuda referida e da proporção de respostas válidas. Três atividades foram selecionadas como representativas do espectro de dependência e bem compreendidas pelos idosos: levantar da cama, banhar-se e andar 100 m. CONCLUSÕES: Com três atividades da vida diária podemos ter um instrumento de rastreio simples e confiável capaz de identificar idosos com necessidade de ajuda no dia a dia. A estimativa de demanda por cuidados na vida diária é um indicador importante para o planejamento e gestão dos serviços de saúde dentro do paradigma das doenças crônicas e do envelhecimento populacional.

  11. Parasitismo natural de ovos de triatomíneos por Telenomus fariai lima, 1927 no laboratório

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    Alexandre José Fernandes

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    Full Text Available Em novembro/89 verificou-se que o insetário do Centro de Estudos Emmanuel Dias - Bambuí/MG apresentava alta infestação pelo micro himenóptero Telenomus fariai. Em 529 ovos de Panstrongylus megistus e Triatoma vitticeps examinados, 375 (70,9% apresentavam 1043 exemplares de T. fariai, sendo 955 (91,4% fêmeas e 90 (8,6% machos. A seguir, verificou-se também oparasitismo de ovos de Triatoma infestans, e ausência de infestação de ovos de Rhodnius neglectus. As médias de parasitóide por ovo observadas foram de 7,9 em P. megistus; 8,7 em T. vitticeps e 10 em T. infestans. A importância do relato deve-se à possibilidade da infestação de colônias mantidas para fins de pesquisa a partir da introdução em insetários de ovos procedentes do campo, com o estabelecimento de altas taxas de infestação e acentuado declínio da criação. O isolamento e a eliminação dos parasitóides pelo manejo dos ovos parasitados e vedação dos frascos do insetário com tecido de malha estreita (em tomo de 0,25mm mostraram-se eficientes no controle do T. fariai.In november/89 in the insectary of Centro de Estudos "Emmanuel Dias"/Bambui-MG a high infestation by the microhymenoptera T. fariai was found. Among the 529 eggs examined from P. megistus and T. vitticeps, 375(70.9% of them showed a total of1045parasites (91.4% females and 8.6% males. Later on it was found that T. infestans eggs were also parasitised by T. fariai but not those from R. neglectus. The observedparasitoid/egg average was 7.9 in P. megistus; 8.7 in T. vitticeps and 10 in T. infestans. The present report has special importance considering the real possibility ofT. fariai infestation due to the access of infested triatomine eggs from field captures inducing great damage to colonies maintainedfor research purposes. These eggs have to be carefully examined, isolated and eliminated. This procedure and the closing of triatomine containers with thin net (0.25 mm is show to be efficient in T

  12. Potensi dan Pengembangan Jenis-Jenis Tanaman Anggrek dan Obat-obatan di Jalur Wisata Loop-Trail Cikaniki-Citalahab Taman Nasional Gunung Halimun-Salak

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    Aditya Hani

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Taman Nasional Gunung Halimun-Salak (TNGHS merupakan salah satu kawasan hutan hujan tropis terluas di Jawa Barat yang memiliki keanekaragamaan hayati tinggi. Jenis keanekaragaman hayati tersebut di antaranya berupa tanaman hias dan tumbuhan obat-obatan. Kedua jenis tersebut merupakan Hasil Hutan Bukan Kayu (HHBK yang berpotensi untuk dikembangkan secara ekonomi. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengidentifikasi jenis-jenis anggrek dan tumbuhan obat-obatan di kawasan TNGHS. Penelitian ini merupakan langkah awal upaya konservasi eksitu jenis-jenis tanaman hutan. Kajian dilakukan pada kawasan hutan TNGHS antara daerah Cikaniki dan Citalahab yang memiliki ketinggian 1.000-1.900 m dpl. Pengumpulan data dilakukan dengan cara eksplorasi dan identifikasi tanaman. Hasil eksplorasi menunjukkan adanya 68 jenis anggrek,sedangkan tumbuhan obat yang ditemukan sebanyak 14 jenis tumbuhan serta telah dimanfaatkan oleh masyarakat hutan untuk keperluan pengobatan secara tradisional. Potensi tanaman hias dan obat-obatan yang terdapat di TNGHS perlu dilestarikan dan dikembangkan melalui konservasi eksitu. Kegiatan tersebut dapat dijadikan sebagai media pembelajaran bagi masyarakat mengenai teknik budidaya tanaman anggrek dan obat. Kata kunci: stek cabang, bambu petung, media tanah, arang sekam, pembiakan vegetatif Potentials and development of orchid species and medicinal plant in Tourism Loop-Trail Cikiniki-Citalahab, Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park  Abstract Halimun-Salak Mountain National Park (HSMNP is one of the largest tropical rain forests in,West Java which has a high biodiversity value. Biodiversity type includes ornamental and medicinal plants. Both of these are the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs with the potentiality to be economically developed. This research aimed to identify orchide species and medicine plants in the HSMNP.  This study is an initial step on ex situ conservation of forest plant species. Studies were conducted in the forest area

  13. Imaturos de Culicidae (Diptera encontrados em recipientes instalados em mata residual no munícipio de Londrina, Paraná, Brasil Immature specimens of Culicidae (Diptera found in installed recipients in forest fragments in the Londrina, Paraná, Brazil

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    João A. C. Zequi

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Fragmentos de mata na área urbana ou periurbana podem ser locais favoráveis a procriação de Culicidae. Esse trabalho teve como objetivo levantar as espécies de culicídeos que utilizam criadouros artificiais, suas coexistência e as flutuações populacionais em uma reserva de mata localizada em Londrina - PR. Realizou-se coletas quinzenais de outubro de 1995 a setembro de 1996 em pneus e internódios de bambu armadilha que foram instalados ao nível do solo e outros internódios instalados a 2 m de altura. Coletou-se 12.656 espécimes, pertencentes a cinco gêneros e 11 espécies. As espécies mais abundantes nos criadouros foram Limatus durham Theobald, 1901, Culex eduardoi Casal & Garcia, 1968, Aedes terrens (Walker, 1856, Culex quinquefasciatus Say, 1823 e Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894. O maior número de indivíduos foi coletado em pneus, sendo que Limatus durham e Aedes terrens, apresentaram preferência nesse criadouro. A presença de Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762, Aedes albopictus e Haemagogus leucocelaenus (Dyar & Shannon, 1924 em diferentes coletas indica que esse tipo de ambiente não deve ser ignorado nas ações de controle de vetores, merecendo constante monitoramento.Forest fragments in an urban area were found to be a situable site for Culicidae breeding. This research aims to inventory the Culicidae species that use artificial breeding sites, their coexistence, and the population variation in a fragment forest in the Londrina City, Paraná State. Biweekly collecting efforts were performed from October 1995 to September 1996 using tires and bamboo internodes traps installed at a ground level and bamboo internodes traps at two 2 m height. A total of 12,656 culicid specimens belonging to five genus and 11 species were collected. The most abundant species in those artificial breeding sites were Limatus durhami Theobald, 1901, Culex eduardoi Couple & Garcia, 1968, Aedes terrens (Walker, 1856, Culex quinquefasciatus Say, 1823 and

  14. SURVEI DINAMIKA PENULARAN MALARIA DI DESA BANJARETNO, KECAMATAN KAJORAN, KABUPATEN MAGELANG, JAWA TENGAH

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    Ristiyanto Ristiyanto

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Dalam rangka menurunkan angka endemisilas malaria di Kabupaten Magelang telah dilakukan studi dinamika penularan. Tujuan survei dinamika penularan ini adalah mengetahui proses terjadinya penularan malaria dan faktor-faktor risiko kejadian malaria. Lokasi survei di Desa Banjaretno, Kecamatan Kajorun, Kabupaten Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Juni 2004. Metode survei adalah metode survei dinamika penularan yang telah distandardkan dalam pelatihan ICDC. Hasil survei parasit malaria menunjukkan bahwa 5 orang (5,10% dari 98 orang mengandung parasit Plasmodium falciparum. Hasil survei entomologi di liga rumah kasus malaria diperoleh angka man baiting rate (MBR nyamuk Anopheles aconitus di dalam rumah 0,5/jam/orang dan di luar rumah 1,08/jam/orang. Parity rate nyamuk tersebut 0%. Tempat perindukan di sekitar rumah kasus malaria adalah sawah, kolam, dan saluran irigasi. Penanaman padi tidak serempak, sehingga, tempat perindukan An. aconitus tersedia sepanjang tahun. Kepadatan larva nyamuk An. aconitus berkisar antara 0,3-2,1 perciduk. Hasil survei perilaku pada 31 responden (5 kasus malaria dan 26 orang tetangga kasus malaria diketahui bahwa pengetahuan, dan sikap responden mendukung untuk melakukan pencegahan penularan malaria (80% dari 31 responden, tetapi tidak diikuti dengan tindakan mencegah malaria (39,76% dari 31 responden. Semua rumah kasus malaria berdinding kayu atau bambu, belum menggunakan langit-langit, jendela dan ventilasi belum rapat nyamuk (100% rumah kasus malaria. Kebiasaan pada malam hari (5 kasus malaria yang mendukung penularan malaria adalah kebiasaan menonton TV bersama-sama pada malam hari dengan keadaan pintu dan jendela terbuka. Pelayanan kesehatan oleh Puskesmas tidak melakukan kunjungan rutin ke daerah endemis malaria karena tidak ada JMD. Hasil survei dinamika penularan ini memperlihatkan bahwa penularan malaria di Desa Banjaretno. Kecamatan Kajoran, Kabupaten Magelang, Jawa Tengah terjadi pada musim kemarau, di dalam rumah pada

  15. Nidificação de Centris (Hemisiella tarsata Smith (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Centridini em ninhos-armadilha no Nordeste do Maranhão, Brasil Nidification of Centris (Hemisiella tarsata Smith (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Centridini in trap nests in Northeast Maranhão, Brazil

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    Fernanda N. Mendes

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo obter dados sobre a ecologia da nidificação de Centris (Hemisiella tarsata Smith em três ecossistemas: mata ciliar (MC, mata mesofítica (MM e eucaliptal (EC, utilizandose ninhos-armadilha confeccionados em gomos de bambu, distribuídos em diferentes alturas: 1,5 m e 5-12 m do solo. Foram obtidos 41 ninhos: 31 no EC e 10 na MM, a maioria no estrato superior e com maior freqüência de nidificações ocorrendo no período de estiagem. A razão sexual foi de 1,9:1 (fêmeas/ machos no EC e de 1,08:1 na MM. Cerca de 22% dos ninhos do EC e 40% da MM foram parasitados por Mesocheira bicolor (Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera, Apidae e Coelioxys sp. (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae. A análise polínica revelou predominância de grãos de pólen de Banisteriopsis sp. (Malpighiaceae e Cassia sp. (Caesalpiniaceae no EC e de espécies de Caesalpiniaceae Kunth. e Banisteriopsis Robinson na MM.This work had as objective to obtain ecological data of Centris (Hemisiella tarsata Smith's nidification in three ecosystems: riparian forest (MC, mesophitic forest (MM and eucalyptal (EC, using trap nests made by bamboo canes, distributed in differentiated heights: 1,5 m and 5-12 m high. A total of 41 nests were collected: 31 in EC and 10 in MM, the majority in the upper strata and with the largest frequency of nesting occurring in the dry season. The sex ratio was of 1.9:1 (females/ males in EC and of 1.08:1 in MM. About 22% of nests of the EC and 40% of MM were parasitized by Mesocheira bicolor (Fabricius 1804 (Hymenoptera, Apidae and Coelioxys sp. (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae. The pollinic analyses showed a higher quantity of pollen grains of Banisteriopsis sp. (Malpighiaceae and Cassia sp. (Caesalpiniaceae in EC area and a species of Caesalpiniaceae Kunth. and Banisteriopsis Robinson in MM area.

  16. MODIFIKASI DAN PERBAIKAN KINERJA ALAT PENGIRIS MAYANG KELAPA UNTUK MENYADAP NIRA (Modification and Improvement of Coconut Spadix Slicer to Take Palm Sap

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    Tamrin Tamrin

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Most of coconut palm is found in tropic and subtropic. The palm sap that is taken from coconut palm was still traditional.  The operator climb coconut tree, slice the young spadix, then  collect palm sap in bamboo tube. It is high risk of accident to climb the coconut palm everyday. This research aimed to modification, assembl and test coconut spadix of slicer that  operated it from bottom of coconut tree. The assembling coconut spadix slicer used conceptual design, realization, fabrication and tested in out door. The result of this research were  the force sliced spadix was 12-20 kg force. The result of test showed that palm sap produced 0.71-1.41 litre, while the traditional method produced palm sap 0,97 - 2,35 litre.  It tapped palm sap was done in 21 day.  The sharp knife,  knife angle 0, and lever system were three condition to decrease force when slice spadix coconut palm. Keywords: climbing, palm sap, power sliced, spadix and spadix of slicer   ABSTRAK Tanaman kelapa banyak ditemukan didaerah tropis dan subtropis.  Penyadapan nira tanaman kelapa masih dilakukan secara tradisional. Tukang sadap memanjat pohon kelapa, mengiris mayang muda, dan menampung nira dengan wadah dari bambu. Memanjat pohon kelapa tiap hari beresiko akan jatuh dari atas pohon. Penelitian ini bertujuan memodifikasi membuat dan menguji alat mengiris mayang kelapa yang dapat dioperasikan dari bawah pohon kelapa.  Pembuatan alat pengiris mayang kelapa melalui proses rancangan konseptual, rancangan perwujudan, pabrikasi and pengujian alat di lapang. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa beban tarik untuk mengiris mayang sebesar adalah 12-20 kg gaya. nira yang dihasilkan dengan cara mengiris mayang dengan alat adalah 0,73 -1,41 liter.  sementara penyadapan nira yang dihasilkan dengan tradisional sebesar 0,97-2,34 liter. Penyadapan dilakukan selama 21 hari. Pisau yang tajam, sudut pisau nol derajat, dan sistem pengungkit merupakan tiga kondisi untuk mengurangi beban

  17. Influência do sistema de condução do tomateiro sobre a incidência de doenças e insetos-praga Influence of the training systems of tomato plants on the incidence of diseases and insect-pests

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    Anderson Fernando Wamser

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito dos métodos de tutoramento e de condução de plantas de tomate sobre a severidade de doenças foliares e sobre a incidência de pragas em frutos em diferentes cultivares. Dois experimentos foram realizados em 2004/2005 e 2005/2006 em Caçador, SC. Os tratamentos consistiram da combinação de duas cultivares (Carmen e Débora Max, em 2004/2005, e Nemo Netta e San Vito, em 2005/2006; quatro métodos de tutoramento (cruzado, 'mexicano', vertical com bambu e vertical com fitilho e dois métodos de condução de plantas (com uma e duas hastes por planta mantendo o mesmo número de hastes por área em parcelas sub-subdivididas. Foram avaliadas as severidades de requeima, pinta-preta e mancha bacteriana nas folhas e a porcentagem de frutos com danos causados por doenças fisiológicas ou fitopatológicas e por brocas. Os métodos de tutoramento vertical proporcionaram menor severidade de requeima, pinta-preta e mancha bacteriana nas folhas e ataque de brocas nos frutos, em relação ao método de tutoramento cruzado. A severidade de doenças foliares e porcentagem de frutos com ataque de brocas não diferiram entre métodos de condução de plantas.The effect of different methods of staking and training tomato plants was investigated to determine the severity of leaf damage and the incidence of pests in fruits of different cultivars. Two experiments were carried out in 2004/2005 and 2005/2006, in Caçador, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The treatments consisted of the combination of two cultivars, Carmen and Débora Max, in 2004/2005, and Nemo Netta and San Vito, in 2005/2006; four staking methods, crossed fence, 'Mexican', vertical staking with bamboo and vertical staking with polypropylene cord; and two training methods, one and two stems per plant keeping the same number of stems per area. Severities of late blight, early blight and bacterial spot in leaves and the percentage of fruits with physiological and phytopathological

  18. Obtenção de derivado de celulose a partir do bagaço de cana-de-açúcar com potencial aplicação nas indústrias farmacêutica e cosmética

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    DANYELLA MARçAL SILVA

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A tendência de se buscar o desenvolvimento de novos veículos agregando sustentabilidade e qualidade é o desafio da pesquisa farmacêutica. Assim, a busca de novas fontes de matéria-prima parece ocupar uma grande parcela dos estudos e investimentos do setor farmacêutico. Desse modo, a celulose é um exemplo de matéria-prima com alta aplicabilidade nas indústrias farmacêutica e cosmética. Temos na natureza algumas espécies de angiospermas com potencial fornecimento de celulose, tais como coco, bambu, cana-de-açúcar, entre outras. Destas, o bagaço de cana-de-açúcar apresenta teores de celulose significativos para obtenção de compostos derivados. O Brasil ocupa o primeiro lugar na produção de etanol e açúcar através da utilização da cana-de-açúcar. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar uma dispersão obtida a partir de um composto derivado da celulose extraída do bagaço de cana-de-açúcar. Palavras-chave: Bagaço de cana-de-açúcar. Subprodutos. Celulose. Géis. ABSTRACT Assessment of a gel derived from sugarcane bagasse cellulose The development of new vehicles combining sustainability and quality is a challenge facing pharmaceutical research. Thus, the search for novel raw material sources seems to occupy a great portion of the studies and investments of the pharmaceutical sector. One example of such a raw material with wide applicability in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries is cellulose. There are several angiosperm species with potential as suppliers of cellulose, such as coconut, bamboo and sugarcane, to name a few found in Brazil. Bagasse, the fibrous residue from crushed sugarcane, has a significant cellulose content from which new compounds can be derived. Brazil currently occupies first place in the production of ethanol and sugar from sugarcane. The aim of the present study was to assess a dispersion obtained from a derivative of the cellulose extracted from sugarcane pulp. Keywords

  19. Kajian Dampak Lingkungan Global dari Kegiatan Keramba Jaring Apung melalui Life Cycle Assessment (LCA

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    Tri Heru Prihadi

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Perubahan iklim global yang berlangsung saat ini memberikan pengaruh pada berbagai bidang, termasuk perikanan yang menyebabkan terjadinya degradasi lingkungan perairan. Hal ini berdampak pada muncul dan menyebarnya berbagai penyakit ikan, menurunnya laju pertumbuhan organisme perairan, bahkan hingga menimbulkan kematian massal ikan. Namun hal ini belum sepenuhnya dapat diatasi oleh para ilmuwan tanah air, bahkan bisa dikatakan baru sebagian kecil saja. Penerapan Best Management Practice (BMP dengan aplikasi Life Cycle Assessment (LCA akan sangat berarti dalam upaya penerapan perikanan budidaya berkelanjutan, dengan model pengelolaan kuantitatif. Dalam hal ini metode LCA secara kuantitatif merupakan pertama kalinya dilakukan di Indonesia. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui dan mengevaluasi kuantitas dan kategori dampak lingkungan akibat kegiatan budidaya keramba jaring apung (KJA melalui LCA. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kegiatan budidaya di KJA menimbulkan dampak yang signifikan terhadap lingkungan perairan. Dari berbagai faktor yang berperan dalam kegiatan budidaya KJA, pakan ikan merupakan faktor yang paling dominan dalam menghasilkan dampak lingkungan global (di atas 70%, berupa pemanasan global, penurunan jumlah sumberdaya abiotik, eutrofikasi, penipisan lapisan ozon, toksisitas pada manusia, dan penurunan jumlah keanekaragaman hayati. Dari faktor pakan tersebut, unsur yang paling berpengaruh dalam menghasilkan dampak lingkungan adalah soybean Brazil dan winter wheat, sehingga perlu dicari alternatif bahan untuk mensubstitusi kedua unsur tersebut. Demikian juga faktor-faktor lainnya (seperti: polystyrene foams, drum plastik, bambu, jaring, besi, skala budidaya, dan lain-lain mempunyai peranan terhadap dampak yang ditimbulkan terhadap lingkungan perairan. Global climate change has been affecting many sectors, including fisheries causing aquatic environment degradation such as fish disease outbreaks, decreasing growth rate of fish

  20. Efeito inibidor dos extratos hidroalcóolicos de coberturas mortas sobre a germinação de sementes de cenoura e alface Inhibitory effects of hydroalcoholic extracts of five plant species used as mulches on germination of lettuce and carrot seeds

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    Cláudio L. M. de Souza

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi obter a prospecção fitoquímica e avaliar o efeito inibitório dos extratos hidroalcóolicos de capim-gordura (Melinis minutiflora, capim-jaraguá (Hyparrhenia rufa, capim-colonião (Panicum maximum, mucuna (Mucuna aterrima e serrapilheira de bambu (Bambuza spp., sobre a germinação de sementes de alface e cenoura. O teste de germinação foi conduzido sobre papel umedecido com extrato das espécies citadas diluídos em 25, 50, 75 e 100 % (v/v, e água destilada. Avaliou-se a porcentagem de final e o índice de velocidade de germinação. O índice de velocidade de germinação e a porcentagem de germinação de sementes de cenoura e alface, reduziram significativamente nas diluições de 50 a 100 % (v/v em relação as demais diluições e ao controle. O extrato de mucuna apresentou significativamente maior efeito inibidor em comparação com os demais extratos testados, principalmente sobre a germinação de sementes de alface. A prospecção fitoquímica indicou a presença de classes de substâncias com potencial alelopático.Studies were undertaken to evaluate the inhibitory activity of hydroalcoholic extracts from dry mass of plant species used as mulches: Melinis minutiflora, Hyparrhenia rufa, Panicum maximum, Mucuna aterrima and bamboo leaves (Bambuza spp.. The inhibitory activity was measured on germination tests of lettuce and carrot seeds. Five extract concentrations of each species were used: 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 % (v/v. The rate of speed germination and percentage of germination of both species decreased significatly in function of the extract concentrations in the range from 50 to 100 % (v/v. Mucuna aterrima extract was significatly more inibitory than the other extracts, mainly for lettuce seeds. Bioassays with extracts showed the presence of several groups of alleopathic compounds.

  1. CARACTERIZAÇÃO GEOMORFOLÓGICA DA REGIÃO DE AURORA DO TOCANTINS, BRASIL

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    Fernando de Morais

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Os estudos de geomorfologia do carste são contemporâneos ao próprio surgimento dessa ciência. A abordagem do revelo cárstico sob a ótica geomorfológica teve suas origens na região da atual Eslovênia, onde os trabalhos até hoje assumem o papel de vanguarda no desenvolvimento de métodos e procedimentos nesta área das ciências geográficas. No Brasil, os primeiros estudos apresentavam cunho mais paleontológico que geomorfológico, sendo mais desenvolvidos na porção centro-sul do país. O estado do Tocantins tem sido, mais recentemente, alvo de várias expedições exploratórias organizadas pela Sociedade Brasileira de Espeleologia e pela Universidade Federal do Tocantins. Assim, o presente estudo visa fazer uma explanação sobre os aspectos geomorfológicos gerais da área cárstica de Aurora do Tocantins, que apresenta o maior potencial para a ocorrência de cavernas no estado. Para tal, foram elaborados mapas temáticos sobre os aspectos fisiográficos da área além de terem sido realizados trabalhos de campo para a exploração e caracterização das maiores cavernas da área estudada. Os resultados apontaram que a maioria das cavidades que estão em franco processo de crecimento se desenvolveu sobre rochas calcárias do Grupo Bambuí. Estas feições estão em áreas dominadas por agricultura e pastagens, sendo que algumas delas utilizadas para a disposição de resíduos sólidos, a exemplo das dolinas e fendas calcárias.

  2. Microepidemia de histoplasmose na zona rural de Brasília - DF - 1967: II - Estudos Epidemiológico e Parasitológico da Fonte de Infecção

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    Sydney Schmidt

    1973-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho são relatadas pesquisas parasitológicas e epiâemiológicas realizadas numa provável fonte de infecção de Histoplasmose da área rural do D. F. - Brasília, onde 14 pessoas contraíram a doença. Os estudos clínico, imunológico e radiológico foram anteriormente descritos. Os autores conseguiram isolar o H. capsulatum do solo da caverna e das vísceras e do sangue de morcegos (Phyllostomus hastatus hastatus, Pallas 1767 que nela habitavam. Resultaram negativas as tentativas de isolamento do fungo de animais sentinelas (cobaios, assim como não se obteve neles a viragem dos testes intradérmicos com histoplasmina. Em impressões de vísceras dos morcegos, constataram-se formas semelhantes as do T. gondii que posteriormente foram isoladas, em camundongos jovens, por inoculação de vísceras maceradas e sangue. Foram encontrados 2 ectoparasitos nos morcegos: Boophilus microplus e um díptero da família Streblidae. O ácaro albergava tripomastigotos do tipo cruzi, não sendo porém conseguido seu isolamento. No tubo digestivo dos quirópteros, foram retirados nematódeos (Histiostrongylus octaeantus e cestódeos do gênero Mathevotaenia. Foram capturados, em torno da entrada da caverna, 2 exemplares de Cercomys cunicularis apereoide não sendo examinados sob o ponto de vista parasitológico. Testes intradérmicos realizados em 826 habitantes da área resultaram positivos em 184 (22,27%. A gruta, fonte da infecção, está localizada em uma formação calcárea, pertencente à série Bambuí, acreditando-se, pelos aspectos tectônicos, ser da idade siluriana. No Brasil, o isolamento de H. capsulatum de solo, guanos de morcegos e vísceras de roedores já tinham sido realizados; contudo, esta foi a primeira vez que se conseguiu isolá-lo do solo de uma caverna, fonte de infecção, e das vísceras e sangue de morcegos. Os resultados obtidos com os testes intradérmicos com histoplasmina demonstraram a prevalência de

  3. Dimensões das fibras em bambusáceas Fiber dimensions of bamboos

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    Júlio César Medina

    1962-01-01

    Full Text Available São apresentados e discutidos os resultados das medições de comprimento e largura das fibras de 27 espécies alienígenas de bambus, compreendendo 12 gêneros, das quais apenas 4 foram anteriormente estudados pelos autores. O material usado nos exames biométricos das fibras de 19 das novas espécies estudadas, foi coletado do "bambusetum" localizado na Estação Experimental de Tatuí, sendo que o dos 4 restantes do base do côlmo de mudos importadas do estrangeiro, mas que não vingaram. Os resultados dos medições mostram que as dimensões das fibras, em comprimento e largura, variaram grandemente segundo as espécies de bambu. O comprimento médio de fibra variou de 1,33 a 2,74 mm, enquanto que a largura variou de 8,39 a 20,90 microns. A relação entre o comprimento e a largura das fibras situou-se entre 63:1 a 264:1. Os resultados encontrados nas medições de comprimento das fibras confirmam, de modo geral, o valor dos bambus como matéria-prima para produção de celulose de fibras longas.This article gives fiber dimensions and derived values obtained for 23 bamboo species, besides similar data for 4 species previously reported by the authors. The average fiber dimensions found for the 27 bamboo species ranged as follows (in milimeters: length, from 1.325 for Bambusa beecheyana to 2.744 for Gigantcchloa apus; width, from 0.00839 for Pleioblastus simoni to 0.02090 for Bambusa beecheyana. The length diameter ratio ranged from 63:1 to 264:1, the shortest ratio being that of Bambusa beecheyana and the highest one of Bambusa vulgaris. The coefficient of variation for fiber length ranged from 26.50% to 42.32% and for fiber width from 17.80% to 60.09%. Considering the ease of bamboo cultivation, the high and rapid production per area, and the quality of the fiber, bamboos areunquestionably the most promising source for cellulose production in the tropical and subtropical regions. As in many other countries where bamboo is being used on a

  4. Topolitossequências de solos do Alto Paranaíba: atributos físicos, químicos e mineralógicos Topolitosequences of soils in Alto Paranaíba region: physical, chemical and mineralogical properties

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    Fernando Cartaxo Rolim Neto

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Pouco se conhece sobre a diferenciação pedogenética no Alto Paranaíba (MG, quando são comparados materiais de composição química tão variada, como tufitos, rochas ígneas alcalinas e ultramáficas e carbonatitos, todos de ocorrência na região. Dessa forma, este trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar física, química e mineralogicamente os solos representativos de três topolitossequências do Alto Paranaíba. Para isso, foram descritos e coletados 11 perfis de solos, entre os municípios de Serra do Salitre, Patrocínio e Coromandel, representando as variações litológicas na faixa do contato geológico entre os grupos Bambuí, rochas vulcânicas ultramáficas e Araxá. Nas amostras de solos foram realizadas análises físicas e químicas de rotina, além de determinações de Fe, Al e Si após extração por ataque sulfúrico; Fe por DCB e oxalato; Fe, Ca, Mg, K, P, Ti e outros metais pesados após digestão total (ataque triácido; e determinação dos diferentes componentes da fração argila por difratometria de raios X. Os Latossolos do Alto Paranaíba são extremamente intemperizados e com índices Ki e Kr muito baixos, indicativos de solos ricos em óxidos de Fe e de Al, não possuindo uma filiação definida com os materiais de origem subjacente, indicando intensa pedoturbação e provável mistura com materiais alóctones. As assinaturas geoquímicas indicativas da natureza ultramáfica são os teores elevados de Cr, Ni, Mn, Fe e Mg. A mineralogia da fração argila dos Latossolos indica a coexistência de vermiculita com hidroxi-Al entrecamadas, caulinita, gibbsita e anatásio, evidenciando uma gênese policíclica dos minerais da fração mais fina e o elevado grau de intemperismo. Nos Cambissolos, a rápida dessilificação atual conduz à coexistência de gibbsita e óxidos de Fe com esmectitas e illitas, em virtude da rápida ação do intemperismo nos substratos de rochas máficas ou ultramáficas-alcalinas, pobres

  5. O falso dilema sobre a luta antivetorial e as perspectivas de controle da doença de Chagas no Brasil: BHC ou BNH? The false dilemma about antivectorial strategies and possibilities for controlling Chagas' disease in Brazil: BHC or BNH?

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    José R. Coura

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    Full Text Available As bases técnicas para o controle da doença de Chagas no Brasil foram estabelecidas com a criação do posto avançado de pesquisa do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz em Bambuí, no oeste de Minas Gerais, no começo da década de 40, sob a liderança de Emmanuel Dias. Entretanto, somente com a criação do Departamento Nacional de Endemias Rurais (DNERu, em março de 1956, sob a direção de Mario Pinotti, no governo de Juscelino Kubitschek, as medidas de controle foram implementadas. Das "campanhas" de controle das 12 endemias rurais estabelecidas pelo DNERu, a malária, pelo seu caráter de doença aguda e explosiva, sempre teve a maior parte orçamentária. A doença de Chagas e as outras endemias foram sempre relegadas a um plano secundário de prioridade. Por outro lado, a partir da década de 60, os "novos ecologistas" passaram a criticar o uso de inseticidas, com o slogan de que para controlar a doença de Chagas era necessário o BNH (construção de casas, e não o BHC (uso de inseticidas. Esta opinião, embora equivocada para o controle a curto prazo, teve uma enorme influência negativa sobre o controle dos vetores domiciliados. Apesar disso, algum progresso foi feito neste sentido. Na década de 70, a epidemia de meningite meningocócica e a priorização do Programa Especial de Controle da Esquistossomose (PECE, pelo Ministro Almeida Machado, com deslocamento de verbas e de pessoal da Superintendência de Campanhas (Sucam para esses programas, atrasaram ainda mais o controle da doença de Chagas. Somente na década de 80, com a decisão política do Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES de alocar 10 bilhões de cruzeiros do Finsocial, o programa de controle da doença de Chagas teve um importante desenvolvimento em 2.000 municípios de 19 Estados brasileiros. Mais uma vez o programa sofre um atraso nesta década, com o deslocamento do pessoal da Sucam para a campanha contra a epidemia da dangue. Finalmente, conclu

  6. 孝顺竹开花生物学特性及杂交试验%Flowering Biology and Crossing of Bambusa multiplex

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    袁金玲; 顾小平; 岳晋军; 马乃训; 陈益泰

    2011-01-01

    为发掘利用孝顺竹在耐寒性和纤维品质方面的优良遗传基因,开展孝顺竹开花生物学特性和杂交试验研究.结果表明:孝顺竹花期较长,柱头可授性好,花粉生活力高,非常适宜作为杂交的亲本.孝顺竹×麻竹杂交后,以母本自交苗为对照,筛选出10株表型杂种,4个月龄时10株表型杂种的叶长、叶宽、叶长/宽、地径、发笋数、叶片形状、叶脉数、叶鞘高度、叶鞘繸毛、叶耳、叶舌等性状均介于母本自交子代与父本自交子代之间.AFLP标记分析表明:10株子代引入的父本特异位点占21.97%~28.10%,聚类分析显示10株杂种首先聚在一起,然后分别与父本和母本相聚.多数杂交子代在苗期表现出旺盛的生长势,15个月龄时杂种个体间秆箨刺毛性状呈现出较大的差别.%Bambusa multiplex ( Gramineae, Bambusoideae) is a sympodial bamboo species with relatively strong cold-resistance and good fibre quality. In this paper we studied its flowering characteristics and cross breeding. The results showed that B. multiplex was a favorable parental line with long florescence, strong stigma and pollen vigor. A cross between 6. Multiplex and Dendrocalamus latiftorus was conducted and 10 putative hybrids were selected by morphological characteristics in comparison with the maternal selfed progenies. Those 10 putative hybrids at four months old exhibited middle values in leaf length, leaf width, leaf length/width, diameter, shoot number, leaf shape, leaf veins, height of leaf sheath, cilia in leaf sheath, leaf auricle, leaf ligule, etc between the paternal and maternal selfed progenies. There were 21.97% -28. 10% paternal specific loci expressed in the 10 hybrids exposed by AFLP markers. Clustering analysis showed that the 10 hybrids were clustered together firstly and then grouped with their paternal and maternal parents. Most hybrids exhibited vigorous growth performance and cilia in culm sheath of each clone

  7. Efficiency of a constructed wetland for wastewaters treatment

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    Fernanda Travaini-Lima

    Full Text Available AIM: The limnological characteristics of three different inlets water of the constructed wetland were compared in terms of concentration data and loading rate data and evaluated the removal efficiencies of nutrients, solids, BOD5, chlorophyll-a and thermotolerant coliforms (TC by the treatment system; METHODS: The constructed wetland, measuring 82.8 m² and with detention time of 1 hour and 58 minutes in the rainy season and 2 hours and 42 minutes in the dry one, was provided with four species, Cyperus giganteus Vahl, Typha domingensis Pers., Pontederia cordata L. e Eichhornia crassipes (Mart. Solms. The sampling sites evaluated in the dry (D and rainy (R seasons were: inlet water from aquaculture farm = IA; inlet channel of rainwater runoff = IR; inlet from UASB wastewater = IB; outlet wetland = OUT. The conductivity, pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, BOD5, total soluble and dissolved solids, nitrogen, phosphorus, chlorophyll-a and TC were analyzed. Multivariate analyses, such as Cluster and Principal Components Analysis (PCA, were carried out to group sampling sites with similar limnological characteristics; RESULTS: In the PCA with the concentration data was retained 90.52% variability of data, correlating the inlet IB with high concentrations of conductivity, alkalinity, pH, TC, nutrients and solids. Regarding loading rate data, the PCA was retained 80.9% of the data's total variability and correlated the sampling sites IA D, IA R and OUT R with higher BOD5, chlorophyll-a, TDS, nitrate, nitrite, total-P, temperature, oxygen and water flow. The highest removal efficiencies rates occurred in the dry season, mainly in concentration, with 78% of ammonia, 95.5% of SRP, 94.9% of TSS and 99.9% of TC; CONCLUSIONS: The wetland was highly efficacious in the removal of nutrients, solids, BOD5, chlorophyll-a and TC, mainly during the dry season. The system restructuring to increase the detention time during the rainy season and a pre

  8. Molecular evolution of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA in Ungulata (mammalia).

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    Douzery, E; Catzeflis, F M

    1995-11-01

    The complete 12S rRNA gene has been sequenced in 4 Ungulata (hoofed eutherians) and 1 marsupial and compared to 38 available mammalian sequences in order to investigate the molecular evolution of the mitochondrial small-subunit ribosomal RNA molecule. Ungulata were represented by one artiodactyl (the collared peccary, Tayassu tajacu, suborder Suiformes), two perissodactyls (the Grevy's zebra, Equus grevyi, suborder Hippomorpha; the white rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum, suborder Ceratomorpha), and one hyracoid (the tree hyrax, Dendrohyrax dorsalis). The fifth species was a marsupial, the eastern gray kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). Several transition/transversion biases characterized the pattern of changes between mammalian 12S rRNA molecules. A bias toward transitions was found among 12S rRNA sequences of Ungulata, illustrating the general bias exhibited by ribosomal and protein-encoding genes of the mitochondrial genome. The derivation of a mammalian 12S rRNA secondary structure model from the comparison of 43 eutherian and marsupial sequences evidenced a pronounced bias against transversions in stems. Moreover, transversional compensatory changes were rare events within double-stranded regions of the ribosomal RNA. Evolutionary characteristics of the 12S rRNA were compared with those of the nuclear 18S and 28S rRNAs. From a phylogenetic point of view, transitions, transversions and indels in stems as well as transversional and indels events in loops gave congruent results for comparisons within orders. Some compensatory changes in double-stranded regions and some indels in single-stranded regions also constituted diagnostic events. The 12S rRNA molecule confirmed the monophyly of infraorder Pecora and order Cetacea and demonstrated the monophyly of the suborder Ruminantia was not supported and the branching pattern between Cetacea and the artiodacytyl suborders Ruminantia and Suiformes was not established. The monophyly of the order Perissodactyla was evidenced

  9. Clitocine reversal of P-glycoprotein associated multi-drug resistance through down-regulation of transcription factor NF-κB in R-HepG2 cell line.

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    Jianguo Sun

    Full Text Available Multidrug resistance (MDR is one of the major reasons for failure in cancer chemotherapy and its suppression may increase the efficacy of therapy. The human multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1 gene encodes the plasma membrane P-glycoprotein (P-gp that pumps various anti-cancer agents out of the cancer cell. R-HepG2 and MES-SA/Dx5 cells are doxorubicin induced P-gp over-expressed MDR sublines of human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells and human uterine carcinoma MES-SA cells respectively. Herein, we observed that clitocine, a natural compound extracted from Leucopaxillus giganteus, presented similar cytotoxicity in multidrug resistant cell lines compared with their parental cell lines and significantly suppressed the expression of P-gp in R-HepG2 and MES-SA/Dx5 cells. Further study showed that the clitocine increased the sensitivity and intracellular accumulation of doxorubicin in R-HepG2 cells accompanying down-regulated MDR1 mRNA level and promoter activity, indicating the reversal effect of MDR by clitocine. A 5'-serial truncation analysis of the MDR1 promoter defined a region from position -450 to -193 to be critical for clitocine suppression of MDR1. Mutation of a consensus NF-κB binding site in the defined region and overexpression of NF-κB p65 could offset the suppression effect of clitocine on MDR1 promoter. By immunohistochemistry, clitocine was confirmed to suppress the protein levels of both P-gp and NF-κB p65 in R-HepG2 cells and tumors. Clitocine also inhibited the expression of NF-κB p65 in MES-SA/Dx5. More importantly, clitocine could suppress the NF-κB activation even in presence of doxorubicin. Taken together; our results suggested that clitocine could reverse P-gp associated MDR via down-regulation of NF-κB.

  10. Progress on optimizing miscanthus biomass production for the European bioeconomy: Results of the EU FP7 project OPTIMISC

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    Iris Lewandowski

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the complete findings of the EU-funded research project OPTIMISC, which investigated methods to optimize the production and use of miscanthus biomass. Miscanthus bioenergy and bioproduct chains were investigated by trialing fifteen diverse germplasm types in a range of climatic and soil environments across central Europe, Ukraine, Russia and China. The abiotic stress tolerances of a wider panel of 100 germplasm types to drought, salinity and low temperatures were measured in the laboratory and a field trial in Belgium. A small selection of germplasm types was evaluated for performance in grasslands on marginal sites in Germany and the UK. The growth traits underlying biomass yield and quality were measured to improve regional estimates of feedstock availability. Several potential high-value bioproducts were identified. The combined results provide recommendations to policymakers, growers and industry. The major technical advances in miscanthus production achieved by OPTIMISC include: 1 demonstration that novel hybrids can out-yield the standard commercially grown genotype Miscanthus x giganteus; 2 characterisation of the interactions of physiological growth responses with environmental variation within and between sites; 3 quantification of biomass-quality-relevant traits; 4 abiotic stress tolerances of miscanthus genotypes; 5 selections suitable for production on marginal land; 6 field establishment methods for seeds using plugs; 7 evaluation of harvesting methods; and 8 quantification of energy used in densification (pellet technologies with a range of hybrids with differences in stem wall properties. End-user needs were addressed by demonstrating the potential of optimizing miscanthus biomass composition for the production of ethanol and biogas as well as for combustion. The costs and life-cycle assessment of seven miscanthus-based value chains, including small- and large-scale heat and power, ethanol, biogas and

  11. Landscape patterns of bioenergy in a changing climate: implications for crop allocation and land-use competition.

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    Graves, Rose A; Pearson, Scott M; Turner, Monica G

    2016-03-01

    Rural landscapes face changing climate, shifting development pressure, and loss of agricultural land. Perennial bioenergy crops grown on existing agricultural land may provide an opportunity to conserve rural landscapes while addressing increased demand for biofuels. However, increased bioenergy production and changing land use raise concerns for tradeoffs within the food-energy-environment trilemma. Heterogeneity of climate, soils, and land use complicate assessment of bioenergy potential in complex landscapes, creating challenges to evaluating future tradeoffs. The hypothesis addressed herein is that perennial bioenergy production can provide an opportunity to avoid agricultural land conversion to development. Using a process-based crop model, we assessed potential bioenergy crop growth through 2100 in a southern Appalachian Mountain region and asked: (1) how mean annual yield differed among three crops (switchgrass Panicum virgatum, giant miscanthus Miscanthus x giganteus, and hybrid poplar Populus x sp.) under current climate and climate change scenarios resulting from moderate and very high greenhouse gas emissions; (2) how maximum landscape yield, spatial allocation of crops, and bioenergy hotspots (areas with highest potential yield) varied among climate scenarios; and (3) how bioenergy hotspots overlapped with current crop production or lands with high development pressure. Under both climate change scenarios, mean annual yield of perennial grasses decreased (-4% to -39%), but yield of hybrid poplar increased (+8% to +20%) which suggests that a switch to woody crops would maximize bioenergy crop production. In total, maximum landscape yield increased by up to 90 000 Mg/yr (6%) in the 21st century due to increased poplar production. Bioenergy hotspots (> 18 Mg x ha(-1) x yr(-1)) consistently overlapped with high suburban/exurban development likelihood and existing row crop production. If bioenergy production is constrained to marginal (non-crop) lands

  12. Three-source-partitioning of soil carbon pools and fluxes and priming effects induced by carbohydrates of different availability

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    Blagodatskaya, E.; Khomyakov, N.; Myachina, O.; Blagodatsky, S.; Kuzyakov, Y.

    2012-04-01

    Soil organic matter (SOM) is not uniform and includes: 1) fresh input of plant-derived organics, i.e. root exudates and rhizodeposits, 2) partially decomposed plant residues and 3) old humus material. The partitioning of these three carbon sources in soil C pools (microbial biomass and dissolved organic matter) and quantification of their contributions in soil CO2 ?uxes is a current challenge in soil science aiming to reveal the C pathways and drivers in terrestrial ecosystems. We applied uniformly labeled 14C-cellulose and 14C-glucose (as low and easily available substrates, respectively) in Ap of loamy Haplic Luvisol developed under C3 vegetation. Miscanthus x giganteus (Greef et Deu) - a perennial C4 plant - was grown for 12 years before the experiment with glucose/cellulose addition. Natural differences in the abundance of 13C between C4 and C3 plants were used to distinguish between old SOC (> 12 years) and recent Miscanthus-derived C (< 12 years). This enabled us to estimate mechanisms and sources of priming effects (PE) during decomposition of applied substrates with varying availability. The real and apparent priming effects were distinguished by partitioning of microbial C for substrate-C and SOM-derived C. Microbial specific growth rates and activity of hydrolytic enzymes were determined to reveal the mechanisms of real PEs. Both short-term apparent and long-term real PEs were induces by glucose, while the cellulose input caused only real PE. Remarkably, the shift to the domination of slow-growing microorganisms was observed during real PEs independently of substrate quality. This is the first direct confirmation of the hypothesized presumable contribution of K-strategists to real priming. 2.5-3 times increase in beta-glucosidase and phosphatase activity coupled with real PE in soil treated with glucose indicated that strong limitation and microbial starvation after glucose consumption caused the PE. Contrary to that the 75% increase in cellobiohydrolase

  13. Characterization of the seascape used by juvenile and wintering adult Southern Giant Petrels from Patagonia Argentina

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    Blanco, Gabriela S.; Pisoni, Juan P.; Quintana, Flavio

    2015-02-01

    The characterization of the seascape used by marine top predators provides a wide perspective of pelagic habitat use and it is necessary to understand the functioning of marine systems. The goal of this study was to characterize the oceanographic and biological features of marine areas used by adult and first year juvenile southern giant petrels (SGP, Macronectes giganteus) from northern Patagonian colonies (Isla Arce and Gran Robredo) during the austral fall and winter (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008). The marine environment exploited by the SGP was characterized using sea surface temperature (SST), SST gradients, chlorophyll-a concentration, water depth, oceanographic regimes, and ocean surface winds. In addition, the biological seascape was defined by considering the distribution of squid during the months of study. Juveniles SGP exploited a wide range of environments focusing mainly on productive neritic waters using a variety of oceanographic regimes. Juveniles were exposed to eutrophic and enriched waters, probably because of the frequent presence of thermal fronts in their utilization areas. Adults' environments lacked of thermal fronts remaining the majority of their time within the oceanographic regime "Continental Shelf", in water depths of 100-200 m, exploiting mesotrophic and eutrophic environments, and remaining in areas of known food resources related to the presence of squid. For the most part, juveniles were exposed to westerly winds, which may have helped them in their initial flight to the shelf break, east of the colony. Wintering adults SGP also explored areas characterized by westerly winds but this did not play a primary role in the selection of their residence areas. Juveniles during their first year at sea have to search for food exploring a variety of unknown environments. During their search, they remained in productive environments associated to fronts and probably also associated to fisheries operating in their foraging areas. The

  14. Global diversity of marine isopods (except Asellota and crustacean symbionts).

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    Poore, Gary C B; Bruce, Niel L

    2012-01-01

    The crustacean order Isopoda (excluding Asellota, crustacean symbionts and freshwater taxa) comprise 3154 described marine species in 379 genera in 37 families according to the WoRMS catalogue. The history of taxonomic discovery over the last two centuries is reviewed. Although a well defined order with the Peracarida, their relationship to other orders is not yet resolved but systematics of the major subordinal taxa is relatively well understood. Isopods range in size from less than 1 mm to Bathynomus giganteus at 365 mm long. They inhabit all marine habitats down to 7280 m depth but with few doubtful exceptions species have restricted biogeographic and bathymetric ranges. Four feeding categories are recognised as much on the basis of anecdotal evidence as hard data: detritus feeders and browsers, carnivores, parasites, and filter feeders. Notable among these are the Cymothooidea that range from predators and scavengers to external blood-sucking micropredators and parasites. Isopods brood 10-1600 eggs depending on individual species. Strong sexual dimorphism is characteristic of several families, notably in Gnathiidae where sessile males live with a harem of females while juvenile praniza stages are ectoparasites of fish. Protandry is known in Cymothoidae and protogyny in Anthuroidea. Some Paranthuridae are neotenous. About half of all coastal, shelf and upper bathyal species have been recorded in the MEOW temperate realms, 40% in tropical regions and the remainder in polar seas. The greatest concentration of temperate species is in Australasia; more have been recorded from temperate North Pacific than the North Atlantic. Of tropical regions, the Central Indo-Pacific is home to more species any other region. Isopods are decidedly asymmetrical latitudinally with 1.35 times as many species in temperate Southern Hemisphere than the temperate North Atlantic and northern Pacific, and almost four times as many Antarctic as Arctic species. More species are known from the

  15. Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle Modeling

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    Woo, D.; Chaoka, S.; Kumar, P.; Quijano, J. C.

    2012-12-01

    Second generation bioenergy crops, such as miscanthus (Miscantus × giganteus) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), are regarded as clean energy sources, and are an attractive option to mitigate the human-induced climate change. However, the global climate change and the expansion of perennial grass bioenergy crops have the power to alter the biogeochemical cycles in soil, especially, soil carbon storages, over long time scales. In order to develop a predictive understanding, this study develops a coupled hydrological-soil nutrient model to simulate soil carbon responses under different climate scenarios such as: (i) current weather condition, (ii) decreased precipitation by -15%, and (iii) increased temperature up to +3C for four different crops, namely miscanthus, switchgrass, maize, and natural prairie. We use Precision Agricultural Landscape Modeling System (PALMS), version 5.4.0, to capture biophysical and hydrological components coupled with a multilayer carbon and ¬nitrogen cycle model. We apply the model at daily time scale to the Energy Biosciences Institute study site, located in the University of Illinois Research Farms, in Urbana, Illinois. The atmospheric forcing used to run the model was generated stochastically from parameters obtained using available data recorded in Bondville Ameriflux Site. The model simulations are validated with observations of drainage and nitrate and ammonium concentrations recorded in drain tiles during 2011. The results of this study show (1) total soil carbon storage of miscanthus accumulates most noticeably due to the significant amount of aboveground plant carbon, and a relatively high carbon to nitrogen ratio and lignin content, which reduce the litter decomposition rate. Also, (2) the decreased precipitation contributes to the enhancement of total soil carbon storage and soil nitrogen concentration because of the reduced microbial biomass pool. However, (3) an opposite effect on the cycle is introduced by the increased

  16. The impact of extreme drought on the biofuel feedstock production

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    hussain, M.; Zeri, M.; Bernacchi, C.

    2013-12-01

    Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) and Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) have been identified as the primary targets for second-generation cellulosic biofuel crops. Prairie managed for biomass is also considered as one of the alternative to conventional biofuel and promised to provide ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration. These perennial grasses possess a number of traits that make them desirable biofuel crops and can be cultivated on marginal lands or interspersed with maize and soybean in the Corn Belt region. The U.S. Corn Belt region is the world's most productive and expansive maize-growing region, approximately 20% of the world's harvested corn hectares are found in 12 Corn Belt states. The introduction of a second generation cellulosic biofuels for biomass production in a landscape dominated by a grain crop (maize) has potential implications on the carbon and water cycles of the region. This issue is further intensified by the uncertainty in the response of the vegetation to the climate change induced drought periods, as was seen during the extreme droughts of 2011 and 2012 in the Midwest. The 2011 and 2012 growing seasons were considered driest since the 1932 dust bowl period; temperatures exceeded 3.0 °C above the 50- year mean and precipitation deficit reached 50 %. The major objective of this study was to evaluate the drought responses (2011 and 2012) of corn and perennial species at large scale, and to determine the seasonability of carbon and water fluxes in the response of controlling factors. We measured net CO2 ecosystem exchange (NEE) and water fluxes of maize-maize-soybean, and perennial species such as miscanthus, switchgrass and mixture of prairie grasses, using eddy covariance in the University of Illinois energy farm at Urbana, IL. The data presented here were for 5 years (2008- 2012). In the first two years, higher NEE in maize led to large CO2 sequestration. NEE however, decreased in dry years, particularly in 2012. On the other

  17. Effect of soil weathering degree on the increase of cotton biomass and silicon mineralomass after amendment with biochar highly concentrated in phytoliths

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    Li, Zimin; Delvaux, Bruno; Yans, Johan; Dufour, Nicolas; Houben, David; Cornelis, Jean-Thomas

    2016-04-01

    Silicon (Si) is beneficial for plants, but not essential. It plays a crucial role in improving the yields of Si-accumulator crops through alleviating various biotic and abiotic stresses. The demand of Si fertilizers will likely increase due to soil desilication and removal of harvested biomass. Since plants accumulate Si in the form of readily soluble phytoliths, plant-derived biochar is considered as a Si source for Si accumulator crops. In addition to its beneficial effects on soil fertility and carbon sequestration, biochar is a promising cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional Si amendments. Here, we study the impact of biochar materials with different phytolith concentrations on the bioavailability of Si in soils differing in weathering stage, and its effect on cotton biomass and Si mineralomass. Two biochar materials were used: Miscanthus x giganteus (Si concentration: 34.6 g/kg) and soft woody material (Si concentration: 0.9 g/kg). A conventional wollastonite (CaSiO3) treatment was carried for comparison purpose. The concentration of bioavailable Si was determined through 0.01 M CaCl2 extraction. Biochars were incorporated at the rate of 3% (w/w) in two soils: a slightly weathered Cambisol and a highly weathered Nitisol. The Miscanthus biochar ability to release bioavailable Si in the Cambisol (CaCl2 extractable Si/total Si concentration) is significantly smaller (0.9%) than the one of wollastonite (5.2%). In the highly weathered Nitisol, the Miscanthus biochar ability to release bioavailable Si is much larger (1.4%) than that of wollastonite (0.7%). Miscanthus biochar significantly increases the cotton biomass and Si mineralomass relative to soft wood biochar. The increase is larger in the highly weathered Nitisol than in the slightly weathered Cambisol. Principal component analyses and linear regression show that both the larger release rate of bioavailable Si and CEC are the main factors responsible for the increase of

  18. Taxonomic review of the Ornithocheirus complex (Pterosauria from the Cretaceous of England

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    Full Text Available Over a decade after the last major review of the Cambridge Greensand pterosaurs, their systematics remains one of the most disputed points in pterosaur taxonomy. Ornithocheiridae is still a wastebasket for fragmentary taxa, and some nomenclatural issues are still a problem. Here, the species from the Cretaceous of England that, at some point, were referred in Ornithocheirus, are reviewed. Investigation of the primary literature confirmed that Criorhynchus should be considered an objective junior synonym of Ornithocheirus. Taxonomic review of more than 30 species known from fragmentary remains showed that 16 of them are undiagnosable (nomina dubia: Palaeornis cliftii, Cimoliornis diomedeus, Pterodactylus compressirostris, Pterodactylus fittoni, Pterodactylus woodwardi, Ornithocheirus brachyrhinus, Ornithocheirus carteri, Ornithocheirus crassidens, Ornithocheirus dentatus, Ornithocheirus enchorhynchus, Ornithocheirus eurygnathus, Ornithocheirus oxyrhinus, Ornithocheirus scaphorhynchus, Ornithocheirus tenuirostris, Ornithocheirus xyphorhynchus, and Pterodactylus sagittirostris. Fourteen species are considered valid, and diagnoses are provided to all of them: Ornithocheirus simus, Lonchodraco giganteus comb. n., Lonchodraco machaerorhynchus comb. n., Lonchodraco(? microdon comb. n., Coloborhynchus clavirostris, ‘Ornithocheirus’ capito, Camposipterus nasutus comb. n., Camposipterus(? sedgwickii comb. n., Camposipterus(? colorhinus comb.n., Cimoliopterus cuvieri comb. n., ‘Ornithocheirus’ polyodon, ‘Ornithocheirus’ platystomus, ‘Pterodactylus’ daviesii, and ‘Ornithocheirus’ denticulatus. These species are referred in the genera Ornithocheirus, Lonchodraco gen. n., Coloborhynchus, Cimoliopterus gen. n., and Camposipterus gen. n., but additional genera are probably present, as indicated by the use of single quotation marks throughout the text. A cladistic analysis demonstrates that Anhangueridae lies within a newly recognized clade

  19. The timing and cause of megafauna mass deaths at Lancefield Swamp, south-eastern Australia

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    Dortch, Joe; Cupper, Matt; Grün, Rainer; Harpley, Bernice; Lee, Kerrie; Field, Judith

    2016-08-01

    Lancefield Swamp, south-eastern Australia, was one of the earliest sites to provoke interest in Pleistocene faunal extinctions in Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea). The systematic investigation of the deposit in the early 1970s identified megafaunal remains dominated by the 100-200 kg kangaroo Macropus giganteus titan. Associated radiocarbon ages indicated that the species was extant until c.30,000 BP, suggesting significant overlap with human settlement of Sahul. This evidence was inconsistent with contemporary models of rapid human-driven extinctions. Instead, researchers inferred ecological tethering of fauna at Lancefield Swamp due to intense drought precipitated localised mass deaths, consistent with Late Pleistocene climatic variability. Later investigations in another part of the swamp, the Mayne Site, remote to the initial investigations, concluded that mass flow disturbed this area, and Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) analyses on megafauna teeth returned wide-ranging ages. To clarify site formation processes and dating of Lancefield Swamp, we excavated new test-pits next to previous trenches in the Classic and Mayne Sites. We compared absolute chronologies for sediments and teeth, sedimentology, palaeo-topography, taphonomy, and macropod age at death across the swamp. Luminescence dating of sediments and ESR analysis of teeth returned ages between c.80,000 and 45,000 years ago. We found no archaeological remains in the bone beds, and evidence of carnivore activity and fluvial action, in the form of reactivated spring flow. The latter disturbed limited parts of the site and substantial areas of the bone beds remained intact. The faunal assemblage is dominated by megafaunal adult Macropus, consistent with mass die-offs due to severe drought. Such droughts appear to have recurred over millennia during the climatic variability of Marine Isotope Stages 4 and 3. These events began tens of millennia before the first appearance of Aboriginal people in Sahul

  20. Global diversity of marine isopods (except Asellota and crustacean symbionts.

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    Gary C B Poore

    Full Text Available The crustacean order Isopoda (excluding Asellota, crustacean symbionts and freshwater taxa comprise 3154 described marine species in 379 genera in 37 families according to the WoRMS catalogue. The history of taxonomic discovery over the last two centuries is reviewed. Although a well defined order with the Peracarida, their relationship to other orders is not yet resolved but systematics of the major subordinal taxa is relatively well understood. Isopods range in size from less than 1 mm to Bathynomus giganteus at 365 mm long. They inhabit all marine habitats down to 7280 m depth but with few doubtful exceptions species have restricted biogeographic and bathymetric ranges. Four feeding categories are recognised as much on the basis of anecdotal evidence as hard data: detritus feeders and browsers, carnivores, parasites, and filter feeders. Notable among these are the Cymothooidea that range from predators and scavengers to external blood-sucking micropredators and parasites. Isopods brood 10-1600 eggs depending on individual species. Strong sexual dimorphism is characteristic of several families, notably in Gnathiidae where sessile males live with a harem of females while juvenile praniza stages are ectoparasites of fish. Protandry is known in Cymothoidae and protogyny in Anthuroidea. Some Paranthuridae are neotenous. About half of all coastal, shelf and upper bathyal species have been recorded in the MEOW temperate realms, 40% in tropical regions and the remainder in polar seas. The greatest concentration of temperate species is in Australasia; more have been recorded from temperate North Pacific than the North Atlantic. Of tropical regions, the Central Indo-Pacific is home to more species any other region. Isopods are decidedly asymmetrical latitudinally with 1.35 times as many species in temperate Southern Hemisphere than the temperate North Atlantic and northern Pacific, and almost four times as many Antarctic as Arctic species. More species

  1. Miscanthus plants used as an alternative biofuel material. The basic studies on ecology and molecular evolution

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    Chou, Chang-Hung [Graduate Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Life Sciences, China Medical University, Taichung 404 (China)

    2009-08-15

    high energy resource plant. European scientists already brought Asian Miscanthus species and bred a new hybrid called Miscanthus x giganteus, which is now being used as a biofuel material in Europe and would be widely used in the world in the near future if fundamental questions, such as fiber transformation to alcohol or other breeding techniques, are answered. (author)

  2. Feather mercury concentrations in Southern Ocean seabirds: Variation by species, site and time.

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    Becker, Peter H; Goutner, Vassilis; Ryan, Peter G; González-Solís, Jacob

    2016-09-01

    We studied mercury contamination in 25 seabird species breeding along a latitudinal gradient across the Southern Ocean, from Gough Island (40°S) through Marion Island (47°S) to Byers Peninsula (63°S). Total mercury concentrations in body feather samples of adults caught at breeding colonies from 2008 to 2011 were determined. Krill (Euphausia spp.) and other zooplankton consumers had low mercury concentrations (gentoo penguin Pygoscelis papua, chinstrap penguin Pseudomonas Antarctica, common diving petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix, broad-billed prion Pachyptila vittata; mean levels 308-753 ng g(-1)), whereas seabirds consuming squid or carrion had high mercury concentrations (ascending order: Kerguelen petrel Aphrodroma brevirostris, southern giant petrel Macronectes giganteus, soft-plumaged petrel Pterodroma mollis, sooty albatross Phoebetria fusca, Atlantic petrel Pterodroma incerta, northern giant petrel Macronectes halli, great-winged petrel Pterodroma macroptera; 10,720-28038 ng g(-1)). The two species with the highest mercury concentrations, northern giant petrels and great-winged petrels, bred at Marion Island. Among species investigated at multiple sites, southern giant petrels had higher mercury levels at Marion than at Gough Island and Byers Peninsula. Mercury levels among Byers Peninsula seabirds were low, in two species even lower than levels measured 10 years before at Bird Island, South Georgia. Replicate measurements after about 25 years at Gough Island showed much higher mercury levels in feathers of sooty albatrosses (by 187%), soft-plumaged petrels (53%) and Atlantic petrels (49%). Concentrations similar to the past were detected in southern giant petrels at Gough and Marion islands, and in northern giant petrels at Marion. There were no clear indications that timing of moult or migratory behavior affected mercury contamination patterns among species. Causes of inter-site or temporal differences in mercury contamination could not be verified

  3. Tratamento de águas residuárias de suinocultura em reatores anaeróbios horizontais seguidos de reator aeróbio em batelada sequencial Swine waste water treatment in horizontal anaerobic reactor followed by aerobic sequencing batch reactor

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o desempenho de um sistema combinado anaeróbio-aeróbio para o tratamento de águas residuárias de suinocultura, com concentrações médias de sólidos suspensos totais (SST de 18.624 e 11.395 mg L-1. Foram utilizados quatro reatores anaeróbios horizontais com volume total de 49,5 L cada, um com manta de lodo (RAHML e três de leito fixo (RAHLF, instalados em série e seguidos de um reator aeróbio operado em batelada sequencial (RBS com volume total de 339 L e com alimentação contínua. Nos RAHLF, foram utilizados como meios suporte de anéis de bambu, anéis plásticos de eletroduto corrugado e anéis de bucha (Luffa cillyndrica, respectivamente. Os tempos de detenção hidráulica (TDH e as cargas orgânicas volumétricas (COV aplicadas no RAHML foram de 12 e 10 h e 53 e 61 g DQO (L d-1, respectivamente. O RBS foi operado com ciclo de 24 h e COV de 0,34 e 0,50 g DQO (L d-1. As eficiências médias de remoção de DQOtotal e SST para o conjunto de reatores anaeróbios horizontais, em série, foram de 96 e 99%, e de 96 e 95%, respectivamente. As maiores produções volumétricas de metano ocorreram nos RAHLF, com valores médios de até 0,744 m³ CH4 (m³ reator d-1. A inclusão do RBS permitiu melhorar a qualidade do efluente e a estabilidade do sistema de tratamento, atingindo eficiências de remoção de DQOtotal e SST de 99 e 99%, e de 98 e 99%, respectivamente. No RBS, ocorreu nitrificação e desnitrificação, com remoções de N-amoniacal de até 65%.An anaerobic-aerobic combined system was evaluated to treat swine wastewater with an average total suspended solids (TSS concentration of 18,624 to 11,395 mg L-1. The anaerobic treatment system was constituted by four horizontal reactors each one having a total volume of 49.5 L, one with sludge blanket (HASBR and tree with fixed film (HAFFR installed in series, followed by an aerobic sequential batch reactor (SBR with continue feeding, with total volume of 339 L. In the

  4. O falso dilema sobre a luta antivetorial e as perspectivas de controle da doença de Chagas no Brasil: BHC ou BNH?

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    Full Text Available As bases técnicas para o controle da doença de Chagas no Brasil foram estabelecidas com a criação do posto avançado de pesquisa do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz em Bambuí, no oeste de Minas Gerais, no começo da década de 40, sob a liderança de Emmanuel Dias. Entretanto, somente com a criação do Departamento Nacional de Endemias Rurais (DNERu, em março de 1956, sob a direção de Mario Pinotti, no governo de Juscelino Kubitschek, as medidas de controle foram implementadas. Das "campanhas" de controle das 12 endemias rurais estabelecidas pelo DNERu, a malária, pelo seu caráter de doença aguda e explosiva, sempre teve a maior parte orçamentária. A doença de Chagas e as outras endemias foram sempre relegadas a um plano secundário de prioridade. Por outro lado, a partir da década de 60, os "novos ecologistas" passaram a criticar o uso de inseticidas, com o slogan de que para controlar a doença de Chagas era necessário o BNH (construção de casas, e não o BHC (uso de inseticidas. Esta opinião, embora equivocada para o controle a curto prazo, teve uma enorme influência negativa sobre o controle dos vetores domiciliados. Apesar disso, algum progresso foi feito neste sentido. Na década de 70, a epidemia de meningite meningocócica e a priorização do Programa Especial de Controle da Esquistossomose (PECE, pelo Ministro Almeida Machado, com deslocamento de verbas e de pessoal da Superintendência de Campanhas (Sucam para esses programas, atrasaram ainda mais o controle da doença de Chagas. Somente na década de 80, com a decisão política do Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES de alocar 10 bilhões de cruzeiros do Finsocial, o programa de controle da doença de Chagas teve um importante desenvolvimento em 2.000 municípios de 19 Estados brasileiros. Mais uma vez o programa sofre um atraso nesta década, com o deslocamento do pessoal da Sucam para a campanha contra a epidemia da dangue. Finalmente, conclu

  5. 铜壁关自然保护区天然缅竹秆形结构规律的研究%Culm Form Structure of Natural Bambusa burmanica from Tongbiguan Nature Reserve

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    陈建设; 石明; 杜凡; 张晓凯

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    2013年5月,抽样调查了盈江县铜壁关自然保护区的天然缅竹,测量其全高(H)、枝下高(h)、胸径(D)、基径(d)、秆重(G)、分段秆重(g)、节间直径(dj)、节位数(N)和节壁厚(T)等因子,对缅竹进行秆形结构分析,并将缅竹与毛竹进行对比。研究结果显示:缅竹的基径对胸径的拟合方程为:ln (d)=ln 1.406+0.885 ln (D)(R 2=0.880);秆重对胸径的拟合方程为:ln (G)=ln 86.544+2.797 ln (D)(R 2=0.907);壁厚对高度的拟合方程为:T=3.487-0.433 ln (Hx)(R 2=0.832);节间直径对高度的拟合方程为:dj =8.803-0.004 Hx (R 2=0.745)。这些因子间均表现出较好的相关性,其它秆形结构因子