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

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    Nelson Potenciano Marinho; Silvana Nisgoski; Umberto Klock; Alan Sulato de Andrade; Graciela Inês Bolzon de Muñiz

    2012-01-01

    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 visa...

  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. Vigas de concreto reforçadas com bambu Dendrocalamus giganteus. II: modelagem e critérios de dimensionamento Concrete beams reinforced with Dendrocalamus giganteus bamboo. II: modeling and design criterions

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    Humberto C. Lima Júnior; Fábio L. Willrich; Gilmar Fabro

    2005-01-01

    Este trabalho corresponde à segunda parte de uma publicação sobre o comportamento estrutural de vigas de concreto reforçadas com bambu, na qual se apresenta e discute a modelagem dessas estruturas para, em seguida, serem apresentadas sugestões e hipóteses para o dimensionamento desses elementos estruturais. Para tanto, utilizou-se um modelo computacional baseado no Método dos Elementos Finitos, ao qual foram incorporadas sub-rotinas com as leis constitutivas do bambu e do concreto. Para calib...

  5. Kualitas Laminasi Bambu Betung (Dendrocalamus asper) Dengan Pengaruh Berbagai Ukuran Sortimen Dan Buku Bambu

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    Wulandari, Putri Rafika

    2015-01-01

    Papan laminasi yang dibuat dari bambu betung (Dendrocalamus asper) dengan pengaruh berbagai ukuran sortimen dan keberadaan node. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah mengevaluasi sifat fisis dan mekanis laminasi bambu betung, mengevaluasi pengaruh buku bambu (node) dan ukuran sortimen terhadap sifat fisis dan mekanis papan laminasi bambu betung dan menentukan ukuran sortimen terbaik dan keberadaan buku bambu sebagai bahan baku laminasi. Pengujian kadar air, daya serap air, dela...

  6. Pengaruh Temperatur Pemanasan Terhadap Sintesis Karbon Hitam Dari Bambu Ori (Bambusa arundinacea) dan Bambu Petung (Dendrocalamus asper)

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    Evi Inaiyah Puspita; Hosta Ardhyananta

    2013-01-01

    Bambu merupakan tanaman jenis rumput-rumputan berkayu dengan rongga dan ruas di batangnya. Di dunia ini, bambu merupakan salah satu tanaman dengan pertumbuhan paling cepat. Indonesia masih kekurangan produk karbon hitam sebanyak 90.000 ton per tahun. Bambu dipilih sebagai bahan baku pembuatan karbon hitam karena bahan mudah didapat. Penelitian ini melakukan pembuatan karbon hitam dari bambu ori (Bambusa arundinacea) dan bambu petung (Dendrocalamus asper). Metode ini menggunakan perlakuan pana...

  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; Hosta Ardhyananta

    2013-01-01

    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 ...

  8. PERANAN STOMATA BAMBU BETUNG Dendrocalamus asper (Schult f.) Backer ex Heyne SEBAGAI PENGABSORPSI KARBON DIOKSIDA DI KABUPATEN TORAJA UTARA

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    Elis Tambaru; Muh. Ruslan Umar; Andi Ilham Latunra; Masrayani Sulaeman

    2015-01-01

    Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis peranan stomata daun bambu betung Dendrocalamus asper (Schult f.) Backer ex Heyne dalam mengabsorpsi karbon dioksida di Kabupaten Toraja Utara. Analisis sampel daun bambu betung dilakukan dengan metode pengolesan aceton untuk pengamatan tipe dan jumlah stomata . Analisis stomata secara deskriptif dan analisis sampel untuk mengetahui kadar karbohidrat pada daun bambu betung digunakan metode Nelson Somogy, selanjutnya dikonversi untuk mengetahui ju...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Comportamento estrutural de vigas de concreto reforçadas com ripas de bambu cravejadas de pinos Structural behavior of concrete beams reinforced with pinned bamboo-splints

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    Antonio C. Braga Filho; Humberto C. Lima Júnior; Normando P. Barbosa; Fabio L. Willrich

    2010-01-01

    Uma das deficiências do bambu reforçando vigas de concreto armado está relacionada com deslocamentos relativos entre os dois materiais. A investigação aqui reportada teve como objetivo avaliar experimentalmente a possibilidade de se melhorar o trabalho conjunto bambu-concreto, através do cravejamento de pinos nas ripas de bambu usadas como reforço. Para tanto, oito vigas de concreto foram ensaiadas, das quais seis foram reforçadas com ripas de bambu Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro cravejadas de...

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

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    Humberto C. Lima Júnior; Fábio L. Willrich; Gilmar Fabro; Maxer A. Rosa; Leandro Tanabe; René B. G. Sabino

    2010-01-01

    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 fo...

  13. Características hidráulicas de tubos de bambu gigante Hydraulic parameters of bamboo pipes

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    José Adolfo de Almeida Neto; Roberto Testezlaf; Edson Eiji Matsura

    2000-01-01

    Tendo em vista a falta de estudos e pesquisas que possibilitem o desenvolvimento de tecnologias para o aproveitamento de bambu gigante (Dendrocalamus giganteus) como conduto de água procurou-se, com este trabalho, verificar a validade das equações de Darcy-Weisbach, Hazen-Williams e Manning, na estimativa da perda de carga em tubulações de bambu submetidos a dois processos de remoção de nós dos colmos: ao método de impacto por lâminas circulares e ao de um dispositivo mecânico desenvolvido es...

  14. Sifat Fisis dan Mekanis Laminasi Bambu Betung (Dendrocalamus Asper) Pada Berbagai Perlakuan Jumlah Lapisan dan Waktu Pengempaan

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    Rivani, Riza

    2014-01-01

    Limitations of the wood raw material supply constraints in meeting the needs of derivative wood products. Alternative raw materials other than wood of choice in manufacturing derivative wood products which have the same properties of the wood. Laminated Bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper Schult.F Backer Ex. Heyne) under various treatment of layers number and pressing time became one of the alternative technologies in making new wood derived products. The objective of this was to evaluate the physica...

  15. Sifat Fisis dan Mekanis Laminasi Bambu (Dendrocalamus asperBacker Ex. Heyne) pada Berbagai Perlakuan Keberadaan Kulit dan Posisi Pengujian

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    Rambe, Sri Wardani

    2014-01-01

    Laminated bamboo that made from betung (Dendrocalamus asper Backer Ex. Heyne) were given treatment of bamboo bark and mechanical properties of testing position. This research aims to evaluate the influence of bamboo bark and mechanical properties testing position for physical and mechanical properties of laminated bamboo.The tested of Moisture content, water absorption, delamination and bending strength conducted by using JAS standard SE-7 2003 about Flooring while surface bonding strength te...

  16. Vigas mistas de madeira de reflorestamento e bambu laminado colado: análise teórica e experimental Composite beams of reforestation wood and glue-laminated bamboo: theoretical and experimental analyses

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    Humberto C. Lima Júnior; Antônio A. Dias

    2001-01-01

    Neste trabalho, apresenta-se e se discute a análise teórica e experimental de vigas de madeira, reforçadas com bambu. Para tanto, o comportamento mecânico de cinco vigas mistas e duas de madeira foi estudado. A parte interna das vigas mistas foi constituída de Pinus elliottii e o reforço de bambu Dendrocalamus giganteus; este reforço foi disposto tanto na parte inferior como na superior das vigas, além de analisadas diferentes espessuras de reforço. São apresentadas curvas carga vs. deslocame...

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

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    Rogy Frigeri Tiburtino; Juarez Benigno Paes; Graziela Baptista Vidaurre; Antonio Ludovico Beraldo; Marina Donária Chaves Arantes

    2015-01-01

    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 ...

  18. Avaliação quantitativa da massa fibrosa e vazios em colmos de bambu Quantitative evaluation of fibrous material and hollows of bamboo culms

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    Anísio Azzini; José Maximiliano Matto Grosso Borges; Dirceu Ciaramello; Antonio Luiz de Barros Salgado

    1990-01-01

    Em colmos de Bambusa tuldoides Munro, Bambusa vulgaris Schrad e Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro, determinaram-se as dimensões quanto à altura e ao diâmetro basal, além dos teores de nó, massa fibrosa e vazios ("ocos") dos internódios. Os teores de nó, em relação ao peso úmido do colmo, foram de 6,32, 11,70 e 13,41%, respectivamente, para S. tuidoides, D. giganteus e B. vulgaris. Em volume, os teores de massa fibrosa no colmo de bambu variaram de 46,09%, para D. giganteus, a 61,19%, para B. tuld...

  19. Sifat Fisis dan Mekanis Laminasi Bambu Betung (Dendrocalamus asper (Schult.f) Backer ex Heyne) Pada Berbagai Posisi Batang dan Jenis Perekat

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    Puspikasari, Selvy

    2014-01-01

    Laminated bamboo made from betung (Dendrocalamus asper) were given treatment of the rod position and the type of adhesive being tested quality. This research aims to to evaluate the influence of trunk position and the type of adhesive for physical and mechanical properties of laminated bamboo betung. The tested of moisture content, water absorption, delamination and bending strength was conducted by using JAS standard SE-7 2003 about Flooring while surface bonding strength tested by using th...

  20. Avaliação quantitativa da massa fibrosa e vazios em colmos de bambu Quantitative evaluation of fibrous material and hollows of bamboo culms

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    Anísio Azzini

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available Em colmos de Bambusa tuldoides Munro, Bambusa vulgaris Schrad e Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro, determinaram-se as dimensões quanto à altura e ao diâmetro basal, além dos teores de nó, massa fibrosa e vazios ("ocos" dos internódios. Os teores de nó, em relação ao peso úmido do colmo, foram de 6,32, 11,70 e 13,41%, respectivamente, para S. tuidoides, D. giganteus e B. vulgaris. Em volume, os teores de massa fibrosa no colmo de bambu variaram de 46,09%, para D. giganteus, a 61,19%, para B. tuldoides, sendo de 53,32% o valor intermediário para B. vulgaris. Este estudo foi efetuado no Centro Experimental de Campinas (IAC em 1988.Culms of Bambusa tuidoides Munro, Bambusa vulgaris Schrad and Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro, were studied and the following variables were determined: height and basal diameter, content of nodes, fibrous material and intemode hollows. The node contents, regarding the fresh weight, were 6.32, 11.70 and 13.41%, respectively for B. tuldoides, D. giganteus and B. vulgaris. Regarding the culm volume, the fibrous material contents ranged from 46.09% for D. giganteus to 61.19% for B. tuidoides. The intermediate value was 53.32% for B. vulgaris. This study was carried out in 1988 at the Instituto Agronômico de Campinas in State of São Pauto, Brazil.

  1. 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

  2. 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; Eduardo M. Nascimento; Silvana Nisgoski; Magalhães, Washington L E; Salvador C. Neto; Elaine C. Azevedo

    2013-01-01

    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...

  3. 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.

  4. Studi Penggunaan Bambu sebagai Material Alternatif Pengganti Kayu untuk Bahan Pembuatan Bangunan Atas dengan Metode Wooden Ship Planking System

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    Alfadi Akbar; Heri Supomo

    2013-01-01

    Kayu jati sebagai material dasar pembangunan kapal kayu terus mengalami kenaikan harga. Bambu Betung (Dendrocalamus asper) sebagai material alternatif memiliki keunggulan sifat mekanis yang baik, laju pertumbuhan yang cepat, dan mudah dibudidayakan. Namun demikian, pengaplikasian bambu Betung sebagai komponen konstruksi perlu dibuat dalam bentuk laminasi untuk mengatasi anatomi bambu yang berongga. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah mendapatkan nilai kuat tarik dan kuat tekan bambu laminasi yang me...

  5. Vigas mistas de madeira de reflorestamento e bambu laminado colado: análise teórica e experimental Composite beams of reforestation wood and glue-laminated bamboo: theoretical and experimental analyses

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    Humberto C. Lima Júnior

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, apresenta-se e se discute a análise teórica e experimental de vigas de madeira, reforçadas com bambu. Para tanto, o comportamento mecânico de cinco vigas mistas e duas de madeira foi estudado. A parte interna das vigas mistas foi constituída de Pinus elliottii e o reforço de bambu Dendrocalamus giganteus; este reforço foi disposto tanto na parte inferior como na superior das vigas, além de analisadas diferentes espessuras de reforço. São apresentadas curvas carga vs. deslocamentos e carga vs. deformação. Observou-se aumento da ordem de 50% na rigidez das vigas de Pinus elliottii, quando da presença do reforço de bambu. Finalmente, um estudo numérico em que se utilizou o método dos elementos finitos é apresentado, observando-se boa correlação entre os valores numéricos e experimentais.This paper presents and discusses the experimental and theoretical analyses of layer composite beams of wood strengthened with bamboo. For this, the mechanical behavior of five composite beams and two wood beams was studied. The beam's stuffing was composed of Pinus elliottii and the reinforcement of bamboo Dendrocalamus giganteus. The bamboo reinforcement was placed on the top and at the bottom of the beams. Different thicknesses of reinforcement were investigated. Curves of load vs. displacement and load vs. strain are presented. An increase of 50% was observed in the stiffness, when the composite beams are compared with the wood one. Finally, a numerical study was carried out applying the finite element method and a good agreement was observed between the theoretical and experimental values.

  6. 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%.

  7. Caracterização bromatológica e mineral dos resíduos de broto de bambu, visando a sua utilização como alimento animal Mineral and bromatologic characterization of bamboo shoot residues as animal food

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    Anisio Azzini; Paulo Roberto Leme; Cassia Regina Limonta de Carvalho; Antonio Luiz de Barros Salgado; Vera Lúcia Puppo Ferreira

    1995-01-01

    Nesse estudo, realizado em 1992, nos Institutos Agronômico, de Tecnologia de Alimentos e de Zootecnia, procedeu-se à caracterização bromatológica e mineral dos resíduos de broto de bambu (Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro), a fim de utilizá-los como alimento animal. Os resultados mostraram que tais resíduos, constituídos basicamente por bainhas e pedaços tenros de colmo, apresentaram elevados teores de proteína (131,4 g/kg), açúcares (115,3 g/kg), fibras (235,4 g/kg) e ácido cianídrico (213 mg/kg...

  8. 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

  9. Características hidráulicas de tubos de bambu gigante Hydraulic parameters of bamboo pipes

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    José Adolfo de Almeida Neto

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Tendo em vista a falta de estudos e pesquisas que possibilitem o desenvolvimento de tecnologias para o aproveitamento de bambu gigante (Dendrocalamus giganteus como conduto de água procurou-se, com este trabalho, verificar a validade das equações de Darcy-Weisbach, Hazen-Williams e Manning, na estimativa da perda de carga em tubulações de bambu submetidos a dois processos de remoção de nós dos colmos: ao método de impacto por lâminas circulares e ao de um dispositivo mecânico desenvolvido especialmente para este fim, foram estimados os seguintes parâmetros hidráulicos: coeficientes das equações de Hazen-Williams (C, Manning (η, e rugosidade absoluta (ε, estimada através das equações de Hopf e Colebrook. A análise foi realizada sob as seguintes condições operacionais: pressão de trabalho variando de 146,6 a 195,5 kPa, intervalo de vazão de 3 a 12,9 L s-1 e diâmetros de tubulação de 90 a 130 mm, cujos resultados demonstraram que a remoção dos nós pelo processo mecânico proporcionou melhor acabamento no tubo e, conseqüentemente, menor perda de carga por atrito. Os valores obtidos para os parâmetros hidráulicos foram: ε = 0,0013 m (Hopf, ε= 0,0022 m (Colebrook, C = 89 e η= 0,014, para os tubos perfurados mecanicamente, e, C = 43 e η = 0,027 para os tubos perfurados por impacto. Não se constatou diferença significativa na estimativa da perda de carga para os tubos perfurados mecanicamente, pelas equações de Darcy-Weisbach, Hazen-Williams e Manning.The present study reviewed the available information about pressurized and non-pressurized bamboo pipes. A mechanical node-removing process was developed to perforate stalks of giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus, which allowed an analysis of some hydraulic parameters required by a water conveyance system. Two node-removing processes were studied: a traditional one - a circular steel blade impact method, and a new developed system - the mechanical perforator

  10. Studi Penggunaan Bambu sebagai Material Alternatif Pengganti Kayu untuk Bahan Pembuatan Bangunan Atas dengan Metode Wooden Ship Planking System

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    Alfadi Akbar

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Kayu jati sebagai material dasar pembangunan kapal kayu terus mengalami kenaikan harga. Bambu Betung (Dendrocalamus asper sebagai material alternatif memiliki keunggulan sifat mekanis yang baik, laju pertumbuhan yang cepat, dan mudah dibudidayakan. Namun demikian, pengaplikasian bambu Betung sebagai komponen konstruksi perlu dibuat dalam bentuk laminasi untuk mengatasi anatomi bambu yang berongga. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah mendapatkan nilai kuat tarik dan kuat tekan bambu laminasi yang memiliki dua variasi bentuk penampang bilah T dan persegi empat sebagai lamina dengan sudut 90° antar lapisan, untuk diaplikasikan pada bangunan atas kapal kayu 5 GT, 15 GT, dan 30 GT serta mengetahui biaya produksi bambu laminasi untuk pembuatan bangunan atas kapal kayu 30 GT. Di dalam tugas akhir ini, dilakukan pengujian tarik dan pengujian tekan pada masing –masing variasi bambu laminasi. Dengan mengetahui dimensi penampang, kebutuhan bambu laminasi dapat diketahui untuk dibandingkan dengan kebutuhan kayu jati satu bangunan atas. Dari hasil pengujian diketahui bahwa kuat tarik bambu laminasi variasi satu dan variasi dua masing-masing adalah 79.68 N/mm2 dan 95.03 N/mm2. Kuat tekan variasi satu dan variasi dua adalah 31.47 N/mm2 dan 31.33 N/mm2. Dimensi penampang Deck Beam dengan bambu laminasi untuk kapal 5 GT, 15 GT, dan 30 GT secara berurutan adalah 50 x 70 mm, 80 x 80 mm, dan 80 x 90 mm. Dimensi penampang penegar dinding, secara berurutan adalah 50 x55 mm, 60 x 75 mm, dan 65 x80 mm. Sementara untuk tebal kulit bangunan atas, secara berurutan adalah 18 mm, 35 mm, dan 35 mm. Biaya produksi bambu laminasi untuk bangunan atas kapal 30 GT adalah  Rp 4.981.297,00.

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

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    Nadia, Annisa

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    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...

  12. STUDI POPULASI Dinochloa sepang, BAMBU ENDEMIK BALI

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    Ida Bagus Ketut Arinasa

    2014-01-01

    Bambu alas adalah salah satu jenis bambu endemik, tumbuh di hutan alam Sepang, Bali, dimana bambu ini di habitat alaminya sangat terdesak saat ini. Bambu yang berperawakan merambat ini direkomendasi sebagai jenis bambu endemik baru dengan nama Dinochloa sepang Widjaja & Astuti, dimana populasinya belum pernah dilaporkan. Penelitian dengan metode plot dilakukan pada kawasan seluas satu ha yang terdiri atas 10 sub plot, masing-masing dengan ukuran 50 m x 20 m telah dibuat untuk menentukan p...

  13. Perilaku Balok Komposit Bambu Betung-Beton Dengan Bambu Diisi Di Dalam Balok Beton (Eksperimen)

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    Silitonga, Friska

    2012-01-01

    Penelitian ini mengenai komposit balok bambu-beton. Dimana bambu bulat utuh digunakan sebagai pengganti tulangan. Bambu yang digunakan adalah bambu betung, karena sifatnya yang keras, berdiameter besar, berdinding tebal dan memiliki kuat tarik dan elastisitas yang cukup tinggi. Perencanaan balok komposit dengan metode kuat batas (ultimate strength design). Diameter bambu 11 cm dengan tebal 2 cm, beton mutu K175 dimensi 23cm x 35 cm dan menggunakan paku 4.2 inchi sebagai penghubung geser. P...

  14. Oriented Strand Board Dari Tiga Jenis Bambu

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    Ginting, Suranta H.

    2009-01-01

    Tujuan utama penelitian ini adalah untuk menemukan substitusi (pengganti) papan konstruksi (gergajian dan kayu lapis). Untuk tujuan ini, penelitian OSB, yang merupakan salah satu produk panel dan juga merupakan produk – produk komposit kayu struktural, termasuk salah satunya papan OSB, terbuat dari tiga jenis bambu sebagai bahan utamanya yaitu bambu betung, bambu hitam, dan bambu tali. Metode yang digunakan OSB dibuat tiga lapis bagian face, core, back dengan perbandingan berat masing – masin...

  15. Karakterisasi Papan Partikel Dari Polipropilena Termodifikasi Maleat Anhidrida Dengan Serbuk Bambu Betung (Dendrocalamus)

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    Wulan, Sari

    2012-01-01

    The research of preparation of particle boards from bamboo powder using a maleic anhydride modified polypropylene had been done. The first stage had prepared of bamboo powder. The second stage had processed of grafting of maleic anhydride into polypropylene. The third stage had made of particle board with bamboo powder composition ratio : maleic anhydride modified polypropylene : polypropylene : divinylbenzene : benzoyl peroxide were (80:10:10:10:2)g, (70:20:10:10:2)g, (60:30:10:10:2), (50:40...

  16. 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

    2014-01-01

    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...

  17. STUDI POPULASI Dinochloa sepang, BAMBU ENDEMIK BALI

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    Ida Bagus Ketut Arinasa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Bambu alas adalah salah satu jenis bambu endemik, tumbuh di hutan alam Sepang, Bali, dimana bambu ini di habitat alaminya sangat terdesak saat ini. Bambu yang berperawakan merambat ini direkomendasi sebagai jenis bambu endemik baru dengan nama Dinochloa sepang Widjaja & Astuti, dimana populasinya belum pernah dilaporkan. Penelitian dengan metode plot dilakukan pada kawasan seluas satu ha yang terdiri atas 10 sub plot, masing-masing dengan ukuran 50 m x 20 m telah dibuat untuk menentukan populasinya. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa populasi Dinochloa sepang adalah sebanyak 360 batang (45 rumpun per ha termasuk permudaan alaminya yang menghasilkan rebung sangat sedikit hanya 32 batang per ha. Terdapat 75 batang yang ditebang, melebihi jumlah rebung sebanyak 72 batang per ha. Deskripsi morfologi bambu Dinochloa sepang juga dibahas dalam naskah ini.

  18. PERANCANGAN MESIN PENYAYAT BAMBU SECARA ERGONOMIS

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    Agung Kristanto; Yusuf Arifin

    2012-01-01

    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 ba...

  19. Pemanfaatan Bambu Di Desa Tiga Panah Kabupaten Karo

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    Maharaja, Hasudungan

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    Bambu merupakan tanaman yang memiliki manfaat yang sangat penting bagi kehidupan. Bambu yang kita kenal memiliki sifat-sifat yang baik untuk dimanfaatkan antara lain : batangnya kuat, lurus, rata, keras, mudah dibelah, mudah dibentuk dan mudah dikerjakan serta mudah diangkut. Selain itu bambu juga relatif murah dibanding bahan bangunan lain karena banyak ditemukan di sekitar pemukiman pedesaan. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui hasil produk olahan bambu dari masyarakat, jenis-jenis ya...

  20. Study Karakteristik Briket Berbahan Dasar Limbah Bambu dengan Menggunakan Perekat Nasi

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    Adik Putri Kuntari; Meirdhania Mokodompit

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    Masyarakat Indonesia sangat familiar dengan bambu. Bambu sering dimanfaatkan sebagai bahan bangunan karena memiliki banyak keuntungan antara lain harganya yang relatif murah dibandingkan dengan bahan bangunan lainnya, selain itu bambu juga mudah ditemukan di sekitar pemukiman. Pemanfaatan bambu dalam jumlah banyak/besar akan menghasilkan limbah bambu yang besar pula seperti sisa bahan bangunan, sisa kerajinan dan lain sebagainya. Selama limbah bambu hanya dibuang ke lingkungan, padahal limbah...

  1. Kadar Karbon Bambu Parring (Gigantochloa atter)Berdasarkan Analisis Komponen Kimia

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    Sanusi, Djamal; Baharuddin; Putranto, Beta

    2013-01-01

    Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk mengetahui potensi bambu dan kemampuan hutan bambu menyerap karbon, membuat model pendugaan biomassa dan serapan CO2 tegakan bambu, serta menganalisis pola pengelolaan hutan bambu dalam optimalisasi pemanfaatan bambu. Metode yang digunakan adalah Interpretasi citra ALOS dan inventarisasi tegakan bamun untuk memperoleh luas hutan dan potemsi bambu. Penentuan biomassa dilakukan dengan metode destruktif dan pengukuran diameter dan tinggi untuk membuat model pendu...

  2. Resenha de Bambu de corpo e alma

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    Oscar D'Ambrosio

    2010-01-01

    Lançado em setembro, o livro Bambu de corpo e alma, de Marco Pereira, docente da Faculdade de Engenharia (FE), câmpus de Bauru, e Antonio Ludovico Beraldo, da Faculdade de Engenharia Agrícola (Feagri) da Unicamp, mostra as principais características dessa planta e suas utilidades. Com o trabalho, os autores desejam difundir o potencial econômico da planta. Resultado de quatro anos de pesquisa, a publicação mostra tanto a dimensão física do bambu, chamada de “corpo”, como a “alma”, explorada n...

  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. 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.

  5. Sifat Fisis dan Mekanis Laminasi Bambu Betung (Dendrocalamus asper Backer Ex. Heyne) pada Berbagai Jumlah Lapisan dan Posisi Pengujian

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    Ulfa, Mariah

    2014-01-01

    One of the technologies used to improve the quality of bamboo as a wood substitute materials is laminating technology. Bamboo betung laminated boards were given treatment of layers number and mechanical properties testing position then tested for physical and mechanical properties. This research aims to evaluate the influence of layers number and the mechanical properties testing position of the bamboo betung laminated board quality and to determine the number of layers and the best position ...

  6. SIFAT MEKANIK BAHAN GESEK REM KOMPOSIT DIPERKUAT SERAT BAMBU

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    Sutikno -; S. E. Sukiswo; S. S. Dany

    2012-01-01

    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 ditentuka...

  7. PEMETAAN POTENSI ENERGI BIOMASSA HUTAN RAKYAT BAMBU DI KECAMATAN TANRALILI KABUPATEN MAROS

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    Beta Putranto

    2014-01-01

    Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui potensi energi biomassa yang tersimpan dalam hutan rakyat bambu dan mengetahui model-model pengelolaan tegakan bambu dalam kaitannya dengan potensi biomassa bambu. Penelitian dilakukan dengan melakukan inventarisasi luas hutan rakyat bambu dengan menggunakan data citra dengan luas minimal 0.25 ha. Biomassa bambu ditentukan dengan persamaan allometri w = 0,348 x D1,830 (Baharuddin, 2013). Nilai kalor ditentukan dengan menggunakan bom calorimeter. Pot...

  8. 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

    2013-01-01

    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...

  9. 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...

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

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    Tri Harianto1; Iskandar Maricar; Abd. Rahman Djamaluddin3; Pebryanto Abdi Putra5

    2013-01-01

    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...

  11. Teknologi Pengolahan dan Pemanfaatan Bambu oleh Masyarakat Kota Binjai dan Kabupaten Langkat

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    Manalu, Eka A.

    2011-01-01

    Bambu tergolong dalam hasil hutan non kayu, yang oleh masyarakat dikenal sebagai tanaman serbaguna. Dikatakan demikian karena tanaman ini dapat digunakan untuk berbagai keperluan, salah satu manfaatnya adalah sebagai alternatif pengganti kayu. Bambu mudah diperoleh dengan harga yang relatif murah dan umur produksinya relatif cepat. Bambu merupakan tanaman berumpun dan dimasukkan dalam famili Gramineae. Bambu merupakan sumberdaya alam yang dapat diperbaharui serta memiliki keunggulan dari s...

  12. Pengembangan Potensi dan Pemanfaatan Bambu Sebagai Bahan Baku Konstruksi dan Industri di Sulawesi Selatan

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    Muin, Musrizal; Suhasman; Oka, Ngakan Putu; Putranto, Beta; Baharuddin; Millang, Syamsuddin

    2006-01-01

    Penelitian "Pengembangan Potensi dan Pemanfaatan Bambu Sebagai Bahan Baku Konstruksi dan Industri di Sulawesi Selatan" ini diperlukan untuk menunjang program-program pembangunan dan menignkatkan kesejahteraan masyarakat di Sulawesi Selatan. Secara khusus, penenlitian ini bertujuan untuk: (1) mengetahui potensi, letak, luas, sebaran, dan produktivitas tegakan bambu; (2) mengetahui pemanfaatan dan teknologi pengolahan bambu; (3) mengetahui keberadaan dan peran lembaga yang terkait dengan pengel...

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

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    Sigit Prasetyo

    2010-01-01

    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...

  14. Ultrastructure of Fibre and Parenchyma Cell Walls During Early Stages of Culm Development in Dendrocalamus asper

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    Gritsch, Cristina Sanchis; Murphy, Richard J.

    2005-01-01

    • Background and Aims The anatomy of bamboo culms and the multilayered structure of fibre cell walls are known to be the main determinant factors for its physical and mechanical properties. Studies on the bamboo cell wall have focussed mainly on fully elongated and mature fibres. The main aim of this study was to describe the ultrastructure of primary and secondary cell walls in culm tissues of Dendrocalamus asper at different stages of development.

  15. Pengaruh Penggunaan Bambu Sebagai Agregat Kasar Terhadap Sifat Mekanik Beton Ringan

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    Rumanto

    2014-01-01

    Pemakaian bambu sebagai pengganti agregat adalah salah satu usaha untuk mereduksi berat jenis dari beton terutama pada produksi beton ringan. Bambu adalah jenis material organik yang terdiri dari glukosa dan serat (sellulosa) seperti layaknya kayu pada umumnya. Serat dapat memberikan manfaat lebih dalam beton. Namun material bambu memberikan konsekuensi berupa menurunnya kuat tekan dan kuat tarik pada beton. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui besarnya pengaruh pengunaan ...

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

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    Rogy Frigeri Tiburtino

    2015-01-01

    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.

  17. Evaluasi Penggunaan Alat Pemecah Ombak (APO) Bambu Sebagai Pelindung Lamun (Enhalus acoroides) Yang Ditransplantasi di Pantai Labakkang, Kab. Pangkep

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    Lanuru, Mahatma

    2013-01-01

    Wava Attenuation Device made from bamboo (APO bambu) has been widely used to protect mangrove transplantation area from waves and currents. The use of APO bambu to protect seagrass, however, has not been done much so that one of the main objectives of this study was to evaluate the use of APO bambu to protect transplanted seagrass in the Labakkang Coast. Seagrass Enhalus acoroides transplantation experiments were conducted on the sites protected by APO bambu and non protected area using thr...

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

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    Rajagukguk, Valentino Afrio

    2015-01-01

    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...

  19. Dampak Program Desa Mandiri Pangan Terhadap Pendapatan Masyarakat (Studi Kasus: Kel.Ladang Bambu, Kec. Medan Tuntungan, Kota Medan)

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    Siregar, Khairu Umasa

    2015-01-01

    Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk, (1) Mengetahui mekanisme penentuan penerimaan program Demapan di Kelurahan Ladang Bambu. (2) Mengetahui perkembangan program Demapan di Kelurahan Ladang Bambu. (3) Mengetahui dampak program Demapan pada tingkat pendapatan masyarakat di Kelurahan Ladang Bambu. Metode penelitian yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah analisis uji T berpasangan (Paired T-Test) untuk mengidentifikasi dampak program Desa Mandiri Pangan (Demapan) terhadap pendapatan masyaraka...

  20. 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

    2014-01-01

    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 consi...

  1. A surfactant tolerant laccase of Meripilus giganteus.

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    Schmidt, Gunnar; Krings, Ulrich; Nimtz, Manfred; Berger, Ralf G

    2012-04-01

    A laccase (Lcc1) from the white-rot fungus Meripilus giganteus was purified with superior yields of 34% and 90% by conventional chromatography or by foam separation, respectively. Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and sodium dodecylsulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) yielded a molecular mass of 55 kDa. The enzyme possessed an isoelectric point of 3.1 and was able to oxidize the common laccase substrate 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) at a pH of 2.0, whereas the enzyme was still able to oxidize ABTS and 2,6-dimethoxyphenol (DMP) at pH 6.0. Lcc1 exhibited low K ( m ) values of 8 μM (ABTS) and 80 μM (DMP) and remarkable catalytic efficiency towards the non-phenolic substrate ABTS of 37,437 k (cat)/k (m) (s(-1) mM(-1)). The laccase showed a high stability towards high concentrations of various metal ions, EDTA and surfactants indicating a considerable biotechnological potential. Furthermore, Lcc1 exhibited an increased activity as well as a striking boost of stability in the presence of surfactants. Degenerated primers were deduced from peptide fragments. The complete coding sequence of lcc1 was determined to 1,551 bp and confirmed via amplification of the 2,214 bp genomic sequence which included 12 introns. The deduced 516 amino acid (aa) sequence of the lcc1 gene shared 82% identity and 90% similarity with a laccase from Rigidoporus microporus. The sequence data may aid theoretical studies and enzyme engineering efforts to create laccases with an improved stability towards metal ions and bipolar compounds. PMID:22805944

  2. Henipavirus Infection in Fruit Bats (Pteropus giganteus), India

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    Epstein, Jonathan H.; Prakash, Vibhu; Craig S Smith; Daszak, Peter; McLaughlin, Amanda B.; Meehan, Greer; Field, Hume E.; Cunningham, Andrew A.

    2008-01-01

    We tested 41 bats for antibodies against Nipah and Hendra viruses to determine whether henipaviruses circulate in pteropid fruit bats (Pteropus giganteus) in northern India. Twenty bats were seropositive for Nipah virus, which suggests circulation in this species, thereby extending the known distribution of henipaviruses in Asia westward by >1,000 km.

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

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    2008-01-01

    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.

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

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    Andika Prabowo

    2013-03-01

    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.

  5. SIFAT MEKANIK BAHAN GESEK REM KOMPOSIT DIPERKUAT SERAT BAMBU

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    2012-05-01

    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.

  6. Inventarisasi Potensi HHBK Bambu dengan Citra Alos sebagai Tumbuhan Penyerap Gas Rumah Kaca (GRK) di Kecamatan Tanralili Kabupaten Maros

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    Baharuddin; Sanusi, Djamal; Malamassam, Daud

    2013-01-01

    Bambu merupakan vegetasi yang mendominasi pada kebun campuran dan pada berbagai tempat didapatkan tegakan bambu tumbuh secara berkelompok di Kecamatan Tanralili Kabupaten Maros. Bambu memiliki potensi untuk mengatasi Gas Rumah Kaca (GRK) berdasarkan karakteristik yang dimilikinya. Inventarisasi luas hutan rakyat dilakukan dengan menggunakan citra satelit Alos AVHNIR-2 dengan membuat citra komposit dengan kombinasi band 4 3 1. Kombinasi band tersebut dimaksudkan untuk memudahkan mendelineasi ...

  7. Increased delignification rate of Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxburgh nees by Schizophyllum commune Fr.; Fr. to reduce chemical consumption during pulping process

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    Vipin Kumar Saini

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Pulp and paper industry is traditionally known to be a large contributor to environmental pollution due its largeconsumption of energy and chemicals. To reduce the chemical consumption, rate of delignification was increased bySchizophyllum commune in destructured sample of Dendrocalamus stictus, which was destructured by Impressafiner (compression-cum dewatering process. The extent of delignification was determined and comparison was made between thenon-destructured and destructured samples. The influence of physical parameters like incubation time, moisture level, media,media concentration, pH and temperature were also examined during the study. It was found that rate of delignification wassignificantly 6.43% more in destructured sample than non-destructured sample. Kraft pulping of treated destructured sampleshows 2.59 point reduction in kappa number than untreated non-destructured sample. Thus this paper provides an insight ofthe delignification extent in Dendrocalamus strictus after mechanical operation at varying physical parameters.

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

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    Andika Prabowo; Heri Supomo

    2013-01-01

    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 (Compres...

  9. SIFAT MEKANIK KAYU LAPIS DENGAN VARIASI LAPISAN PENGISI DARI IRATAN BAMBU (GIGANTOCHLOA APUS KURZ)

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    Nita Rosita; - Susanto; Budi Antoni Saputra; Khoirun Nisa; Agus Yulianto

    2014-01-01

    Bambu telah digunakan sebagai penguat pada kayu lapis karena kuat tekan dan kuat lenturnya yang tinggi. Sifat mekanik kayu lapis dipengaruhi oleh jumlah variasi lapisan pengisi. Kayu lapis dengan variasi lapisan pengisi 4 lapis, 5 lapis, 6 lapis, 7 lapis, 8 lapis, dan 9 lapis menjadi fokus yang dikaji. Pembuatan kayu lapis dilakukan dengan perekatan dimana face dari  kayu lapis berasal dari vinir kayu sengon sedangkan lapisan pengisi berasal dari iratan bambu apus. Pengujian multiplek dilakuk...

  10. Jenis – Jenis Larva Nyamuk di Kelurahan Baru–Ladang Bambu, Kecamatan Medan Tuntungan

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    Gunasegaran, Logeswaran

    2013-01-01

    Mosquitoes are the cause of some dangerous disease to humans. Larvae is an important stage in mosquitoes life cycle and it is important to identify its presence and stop its development. This study aims to identify the type of mosquito larvaes which are found in Kelurahan Baru – Ladang Bambu, Kecamatan Medan Tuntungan . Sample mosquito larvaes collected in Kelurahan Baru – Ladang Bambu, Kecamatan Medan Tuntungan and examined under microscope to identify the species with the help of identifica...

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

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    - Nurhayati; - Subaer; Nur Fadillah

    2013-01-01

    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...

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

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    Wei-Lun Wong

    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.

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

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    - Nurhayati

    2013-05-01

    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.

  14. ANALISIS KEMAMPUAN BAMBU TALLANG Schyzostachyum branchyladum Kurz. DALAM MENGABSORPSI KARBON DIOKSIDA DI KECAMATAN BUNTAO??? RANTEBUA KABUPATEN TORAJA UTARA

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    MAHDALIFAH

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    Penelitian ???Analisis Kemampuan Bambu Tallang Schizostachyum branchyladum Kurz. Dalam mengabsorpsi Karbon dioksida di Kecamatan Buntao??? Rantebua Kabupaten Toraja Utara???, telah dilakukan pada bulan Nopember 2013 - Januari 2014, yang bertujuan untuk mengetahui kemampuan bambu tallang dalam mengabsorpsi karbon dioksida di Kecamatan Buntao??? Rantebua kabupaten Toraja Utara. Analisis sampel daun dilakukan dengan Metode Nelson Somogy yang menggunakan alat spektrofotometri untuk mengetahui kad...

  15. Acoustical properties of particleboards made from Betung bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper as building construction material

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    Lina Karlinasari

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Acoustic panels are used to overcome noise problems; the purpose of this study was to determine the acoustical properties of particleboard made from Betung bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper. The acoustic parameters measured were the transmission loss (TL value and sound absorption coefficient. Particleboards of two different densities (0.5 g/cm3 and 0.8 g/cm3 that were made with three particle sizes (fine, medium, and wool or excelsior were used in this study. The sound TL value was measured in a reverberation room, while the sound absorption coefficient was determined using the impedance tube method. A single-number rating of sound transmission class (STC was determined based on TL measurements. The results showed that sound TL and STC values of medium-density particleboard (0.8 g/cm3 were better than low-density (0.5 g/cm3 board. However, low-density particleboard performed well as sound absorber panels. Generally, the boards absorbed sound at low ( 1000 Hz and reflected sound at middle frequencies. The sound absorption coefficient was better with the fine- and medium-sized particles than with the wool size; meanwhile, boards made from wool- or excelsior-sized particles possessed higher TL and STC values.

  16. 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...

  17. Steam gasification of wheat straw, barley straw, willow and giganteus

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    Hansen, L.K. [FLS Miljoe A/S, Valby (Denmark); Rathmann, O.; Olsen, A. [Risoe National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark); Poulsen, K. [ReaTech, CAT Science Centre Roskilde (Denmark)

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    A thorough experimental study of the H{sub 2}O gasification char-reactivity of wheat straw, barley straw, willow and giganteus at 1-10 bar total pressure, 0.15-1.5 bar H{sub 2}O and O-1.0 bar H{sub 2} and 750-925 C, was performed in a Pressurized Thermogravimetric Analyzer. There were a total of 58 experiments. Kinetic experiments with char of wheat straw at 10 bar total pressure showed that the reactivity increases with rising temperature and increasing partial pressure of H{sub 2}O,, while it decreases with increasing partial pressure of H{sub 2}. At constant partial H{sub 2}O pressure in the absence of H-2, an indication of a negative influence by the total pressure was observed. Except for the effect of total pressure, the experimental data were analyzed by means of the Langmuir-Hinshelwood equation, including both inhibition by H{sub 2} and reactivity limitation at high H{sub 2}O concentration. Also, the reactivity profile was assumed to be independent of temperature and reactant concentration. The value found for the main activation energy E{sub 1}, 149 kJ/mole, describing the temperature dependence at low H{sub 2}O concentration, is close to experimental values for biomass reported by other workers. At conditions relevant to both fluid-bed and entrained-flow gasifier types the present results indicate an inhibiting effect of the product gas H{sub 2}, reducing the reactivity by a factor of up to 10. A screening study of steam gasification of barley straw, willow and giganteus in addition to the wheat straw showed reaction rates with rather equal temperature dependence. However, at equal temperatures, there was a spread in reactivity of about 10 times from the lowest (wheat and giganteus) to the highest (barley), probably due to different contents of catalytic elements. (au) 5 tabs., 15 ills., 10 refs.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Perilaku Keluarga Petani Dalam Penganekaragaman Konsumsi Pangan Berdasarkan Karakteristik keluarga di Kelurahan Baru Ladang Bambu Kecamatan Medan Tuntungan Tahun 2015

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    Faradilla

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    Diversification of food consumption is effort to stabilize consumption patterns to fit of Dietary Pattern Expectations. The purpose of this research is to determine behavior of farmers family in diversification of food consumption based on the characteristics of families in Baru Ladang Bambu District, Medan Tuntungan Subdistrict in 2015. This was a descriptive research with cross sectional study design. Population were a whole family of farmers in Baru Ladang Bambu District,...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Detection of Nipah Virus RNA in Fruit Bat (Pteropus giganteus) from India

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    Yadav, Pragya D.; Raut, Chandrashekhar G.; Shete, Anita M.; Mishra, Akhilesh C.; Towner, Jonathan S.; Nichol, Stuart T.; Mourya, Devendra T

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    The study deals with the survey of different bat populations (Pteropus giganteus, Cynopterus sphinx, and Megaderma lyra) in India for highly pathogenic Nipah virus (NiV), Reston Ebola virus, and Marburg virus. Bats (n = 140) from two states in India (Maharashtra and West Bengal) were tested for IgG (serum samples) against these viruses and for virus RNAs. Only NiV RNA was detected in a liver homogenate of P. giganteus captured in Myanaguri, West Bengal. Partial sequence analysis of nucleocaps...

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

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    Francelo Mognon; Ana Paula Dalla Corte; Carlos Roberto Sanquetta; Tauane Garcia Barreto; Jaime Wojciechowski

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    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 equaçõe...

  5. Production of xylo-oligosaccharides from Miscanthus x giganteus by autohydrolysis

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    Ligero, P.; Kolk, van der J.C.; Vega, de A.; Dam, van J.E.G.

    2011-01-01

    Xylo-oligosaccharides were obtained from Miscanthus x giganteus. The process was designed as a biorefinery scheme, which seeks the separation of the three main components: cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin. To extract the hemicelluloses, particularly xylans, in an efficient way, Miscanthus was s

  6. Study Penggunaan Bambu Sebagai Material Alternative Pembuatan Kapal Kayu dengan Metode Wooden Ship Planking System

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    Kembara Rizal Ramadhana

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    Full Text Available Kapal kayu merupakan sarana transportasi tradisional yang hingga saat ini masih banyak digunakan oleh masyarakat Indonesia dalam kehidupan sehari-hari, baik itu untuk sarana transportasi, niaga maupun sarana rekreasi. Dalam proses produksinya, kapal kayu banyak sekali menggunakan kayu berjenis kayu jati. Namun, seiring berjalannya waktu kayu jati kini mulai mengalami kelangkaan serta harganya yang merangkak naik mencapai Rp 24.000.000,00 per meter kubik nya. Tugas akhir ini bertujuan untuk menjadikan bambu sebagai material alternative pembuatan kapal kayu. Hal yang dilakukan pertama kali dalam melakukan penelitian ini adalah dengan mencari nilai mechanical properties dari masing-masing jenis variasi arah serat laminasi bambu. Jenis pengujian yang dilakukan adalah pengujian tarik dan tekan. Setelah diperoleh nilai mechanical properties untuk masing-masing jenis variasi arah serat dan dilakukan analisa secara teknis dan ekonomis maka diperoleh kesimpuan sebagai berikut. Bambu dapat digunakan sebagai material alternative pembuatan kapal kayu dan arah serat laminasi yang palong ekonomis untuk digunakan sebagai material pembuatan kulit lambung kapal katu adalah variasi 3 dengan specifikasi ketebalan kulit lambung 5 cm dan biaya produksi sebesar Rp 43.000.000,00.

  7. Desenvolvimento de produtos artesanais em bambu e em bambu laminado colado, e a transferência desse conhecimento para a comunidade do assentamento rural Horto de Aimorés

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    Marco Antonio dos Reis Pereira; Rodrigo Rocha Carneiro; Bruno Perazzelli Farias Ramos

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    O bambu é uma cultura perene, renovável, de rápido crescimento, com produção anual de colmos e com milhares de possibilidades de uso. O Projeto Bambu foi iniciado na UNESP em 1990, com a introdução e cultivo de mudas de bambu de espécies prioritárias para pesquisas e divulgação.  O Assentamento Rural Horto de Aimorés, distante 15 km da UNESP, possui cerca de 350 famílias assentadas pelo INCRA desde o ano 2007 e a comunidade, que tem por característica básica o trabalho com a terra, vem buscan...

  8. 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

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    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.

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

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    Maciej Bosiacki

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    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 lev...

  10. Effects of rhizome size, depth of planting and cold storage on Miscanthus x giganteus establishment in the Midwestern USA

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    Pyter, Richard J.; Dohleman, Frank G. [Energy Biosciences Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States); Voigt, Thomas B. [Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States); Energy Biosciences Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

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    High-yielding perennial grasses have been touted as ideal candidates for widespread commercial bioenergy production due to the combination of high productivity and low inputs. Recent research on Miscanthus x giganteus has shown it to be a particularly attractive option for biomass production in the Midwestern USA, however no previous research has been done on optimizing the establishment of M. x giganteus under the growing environment within the Midwest. In side-by-side replicated field experiments, the optimal rhizome size and planting depth of M. x giganteus rhizomes was determined in Urbana, IL USA. In a glasshouse study, the effect of cold storage over time was determined on M. x giganteus rhizomes. Results of this study suggest that to maximize above-ground biomass production of M. x giganteus in the establishment year, rhizomes should be 60-75 g, planted to a depth of 10 cm and kept in cold storage for as little time as possible. These results provide necessary data for maximizing the likelihood of establishing commercially viable M. x giganteus production from rhizome propagation in an area that is projected to be a major contributor to renewable energy goals in the U.S.A. (author)

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

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    Jean C. C. Espelho; Antonio L. Beraldo

    2008-01-01

    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 aumen...

  12. The complete mitochondrial genome of the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus).

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    Dodt, William G; McComish, Bennet J; Nilsson, Maria A; Gibb, Gillian C; Penny, David; Phillips, Matthew J

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    We present the complete mitochondrial genome (accession number: LK995454) of an iconic Australian species, the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). The mitogenomic organization is consistent with other marsupials, encoding 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, an origin of light strand replication and a control region or D-loop. No repetitive sequences were detected in the control region. The M. giganteus mitogenome exemplifies a combination of tRNA gene order and structural peculiarities that appear to be unique to marsupials. We present a maximum likelihood phylogeny based on complete mitochondrial protein and RNA coding sequences that confirms the phylogenetic position of the grey kangaroo among macropodids. PMID:25103427

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

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    Abayomi Ezekiel FOLORUNSO; O. A. OYETUNJI

    2007-01-01

    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 characte...

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

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    Babović Nada V.; Dražić Gordana D.; Đorđević Ana M.

    2012-01-01

    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 t...

  15. Pretreatment And Enzymatic Hydrolysis Of Miscanthus x giganteus: Influence Of Process Parameters

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    Vanderghem, Caroline; Brostaux, Yves; Jacquet, Nicolas; Blecker, Christophe; Paquot, Michel

    2010-01-01

    Miscanthus x giganteus is a perennial grass which grows rapidly and gives high yields of biomass per hectare. It can be grown in poor quality soil and is non invasive. Due to its high cellulose and hemicellulose content, it has attracted considerable attention as a possible energy crop to produce bioethanol. Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass is a key step to unlocking the protective structures so that the enzymatic hydrolysis of the carbohydrate fraction to monosugars can be...

  16. VERGLEICHUNG von CELLULOSE-, HEMICELLULOSE- und LIGNINGEHALT bei Miscanthus (ELEFANTENGRAS) Giganteus, Miscanthus Goliath und Miscanthus Silberfahne

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    YAŞAR, Samim

    2009-01-01

    In dieser Arbeit wurden der Cellulose-, der Hemicellulose- und der Ligningehalt von drei verschiedenen Unterarten1 der Pflanze Miscanthus (Elefantengras), die als Rohstoff in der Zellstoff- und in der Papierherstellung sowie in den termisch-chemischen und chemischen Verfahren eine Alternative zu Holz darstellt, untersucht und gegenübergestellt. Giganteus, Goliath und Silberfahne waren die drei untersuchten Miscanthusunterarten, die die drei jährige Aufwüchse waren. Für die Ligninbestimmung s...

  17. Production of the biotechnologically relevant AFP from Aspergillus giganteus in the yeast Pichia pastoris

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    López García, Belén; Moreno, Ana Beatriz; San Segundo, Blanca; Ríos, Vivian de los; Manning, James M.; Gavilanes, José G; Martínez-del-Pozo, Álvaro

    2010-01-01

    The mould Aspergillus giganteus produces a basic, low molecular weight protein (AFP) showing in vitro and in vivo antifungal properties against important plant pathogens. AFP is secreted as an inactive precursor containing an amino-terminal extension of six amino acids (If-AFP) which is later removed to produce the active protein. The molecular basis to explain this behavior and the features that determine the fungal specificity of this protein are not completely solved. In this work, the mat...

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

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    Anísio Azzini; Condorcet Aranha; Rose Mary Pio

    1982-01-01

    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 Exp...

  19. Effect of fire on a monodominant floating mat of Cyperus giganteus Vahl in a neotropical wetland.

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    Rocha, M; Santos Júnior, C C; Damasceno-Júnior, G A; Pott, V J; Pott, A

    2015-01-01

    The rhizomatous Cyperus giganteus, abundant in the Pantanal wetland, can dominate extense floodable areas as monodominant communities. The Jacadigo lake has a large area of C. giganteus, where we performed an evaluation on community structure during two months in 2010, before it was hit by a wildfire which top-killed the vegetation, compared to ten months post-fire. We utilized 40 plots of 1m × 1m, along permanent trails, assessing two strata: the upper, near the inflorescence of adult plants, and the lower, close to the water level. Our results show that fire does not affect dominance of C. giganteus, as it maintained the same cover as before fire; species richness is not much altered either - 28 before fire and 34 thereafter. Fire changed the floristic composition, due to the annual variation of species and the ability of some plants to colonize gaps and to regrow after fire from underground organs and seeds. The stratification of the vegetation with characteristic species of upper and lower strata was similar after fire. PMID:25945628

  20. Determinação da tensão de aderência do bambu-concreto Determination of the bamboo-concrete bond stress

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    Ligia P. Mesquita; Cleber J. Czarnieski; Antônio C. Braga Filho; Fábio L. Willrich; Humberto C. Lima Júnior; Normando P. Barbosa

    2006-01-01

    Apresenta-se e se discute, neste trabalho, o estudo da aderência entre o bambu e o concreto; através de dois estudos baseados em uma programação estatística de experimento, em que no primeiro se investigaram as influências da dimensão da seção transversal das varetas de bambu e da resistência do concreto na aderência bambu-concreto e, no segundo, avaliou-se o efeito da colocação de pinos artificiais nas varetas de bambu. Em cada estudo realizaram-se 10 réplicas para cada combinação de fatores...

  1. An increase in expression of Pyruvate Pi Dikinase and its high activation energy correspond to cold-tolerant C4 photosynthesis of Miscanthus x giganteus

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    Miscanthus x giganteus is exceptional among C4 plants in its ability to produce leaves and photosynthesize at low temperature. While the most cold-adapted Zea mays lines show loss of photosynthetic capacity when transferred to 14 deg C, M. x giganteus shows no loss and can continue photosynthesis do...

  2. An increase in expression of Pyruvate Pi Dikinase and its high activation energy correspond to cold-tolerant C4 photosynthesis of Miscanthus x giganteus

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    Miscanthus x giganteus is exceptional among C4 plants in its ability to produce leaves and photosynthesize at low temperature. While the most cold-adapted Zea mays lines show loss of photosynthetic capacity when transferred to 14 oC, M. x giganteus shows no loss and can continue photosynthesis down ...

  3. 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. PMID:21713530

  4. 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

  5. Seed Set and Natural Regeneration of Dendrocalamus membranaceus Munro after Mass and Sporadic Flowering in Yunnan, China.

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    Xie, Ning; Chen, Ling-Na; Wong, Khoon-Meng; Cui, Yong-Zhong; Yang, Han-Qi

    2016-01-01

    The flowering periods of woody bamboos, seed set, natural regeneration and death after flowering have been rarely observed and evaluated in the field. Dendrocalamus membranaceus Munro, a tropical woody bamboo mainly distributed in the Yunnan, displayed both sporadic as well as gregarious (mass) flowering and fruited from 2006 to 2013 following severe droughts. The aim of this study is to examine potential differences in seed set and natural regeneration between the two flowering patterns in natural D. membranaceus forests. We investigated and analyzed seed set, seed germination, seedling growth and mortality in both mass and sporadic flowering populations. Observations were made over a period of three years to record changes in bamboo seedling density, height and culm diameter. We observed a low natural seed set ranging from 1.76% to 7.49%, and a relatively high seed germination rate in the nursery from 59.6% to 71.0% for both types of flowering populations. Seeds germinated in 5-7 days after sowing and the germination period lasted 10-15 days. Seed set and germination rates in mass-flowering populations were significantly higher than those of sporadically flowering stands. The seedlings within sporadically flowering populations died within two years. In comparison, seedling mortality in the mass flowering population increased over two periods of observation from 64.92% to 98.89%, yet there was good seedling establishment left over, which showed mean height and mean culm diameter increasing by 1053.25% and 410.71%, respectively, in the second year of observations, and 137.10%, and 217.48%, respectively, in the third year. There are significant differences in seed set, natural regeneration ability and sustainability of bamboo populations between the mass flowering and sporadically flowering populations of D. membranaceus. Sporadic flowering populations failed to produce effective regeneration, while mass flowering populations were able to regenerate successfully

  6. Neurologic amebiasis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris in an Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus).

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    Crossland, Nicholas A; Ali, Ibne; Higbie, Christine; Jackson, Jonathan; Pirie, Gordon; Bauer, Rudy

    2016-01-01

    A 4-5-month-old intact male Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) was presented to the Baton Rouge Zoo's veterinary hospital with an acute onset of obtundation that was diagnosed with amebic encephalitis. Histologic examination revealed numerous amebic trophozoites within necrotic foci, affecting the occipital cerebrum and surrounding the mesencephalic aqueduct. The etiologic agent, Balamuthia mandrillaris, was determined by multiplex quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunohistochemistry, and indirect fluorescent antibody test. The current report documented a case of amebic encephalitis within the order Chiroptera. PMID:26762405

  7. CLINICOPATHOLOGIC CORRELATES OF FASCIOLIASIS IN TWO EASTERN GREY KANGAROOS (MACROPUS GIGANTEUS).

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    Portas, Timothy J; Taylor, David

    2015-12-01

    Infection with the introduced trematode Fasciola hepatica was associated with anemia, mild to moderate azotemia, hypoalbuminemia, and elevated liver enzymes and creatine kinase values in two free-ranging eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus). Both kangaroos were euthanized because of the severity of clinical signs associated with infection. Histopathologic changes included severe cholangiohepatitis, biliary hyperplasia, and fibrosis. Hepatic, splenic, and intestinal amyloidosis was present in one kangaroo and hepatic abscessation in the other; neither histologic change has been reported in macropodids with fascioliasis previously. PMID:26667560

  8. 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

  9. The importance of the opossum (Didelphis albiventris as a reservoir for Trypanosoma cruzi in Bambuí, Minas Gerais state

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    Alexandre José Fernandes

    1991-03-01

    Full Text Available In a survey realized on the sylvatic and peridomestic environment at Bambuí county, Minas Gerais State, 44 (37.9% out of 116 opossums (Didelphis albiventris captured were found to be naturally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. One handred and forty three parasite samples were obtanied from 43 infected opossums using simultaneously hemoculture, xenodiagnosis (Triatoma infestans, Panstrongylus megistus and Rhodnius neglectus and examination of anal glands contents. The parasite samples were characterized according to six isoenzyme patterns. All samples, independently of the method of isolation, presented an isoenzyme pattern similar to the standard T. cruzi Z1, showing that either xenodiagnosis or hemoculture can used without selecting parasite subpopulation from naturally infected opossums. Preveous isoenzyme patterns reported for human T.cruzi isolates from same region were completely different. This isoenzyme dissimilarity between sylvatic and domiciliar environments suggests the existence of two independent T. cruzi transmission cycles in Bambuí. The epidemiological implicatinos of these results are discussed.

  10. Propriedades físico-mecânicas de painéis aglomerados madeira-bambu

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    Rafael Rodolfo de Melo; Diego Martins Stangerlin; Adilson Pacheco de Sousa; Pedro Henrique Gonzalez de Cademartori; Eduardo Schneid

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    Foram avaliadas as propriedades físico-mecânicas de painéis aglomerados produzidos com diferentes proporções de madeira (Eucalyptus grandis) e bambu (Bambusa vulgaris). Os painéis foram produzidos utilizando o adesivo ureia-formaldeído com a adição de 0, 25, 50, 75 e 100% de bambu. Para cada tratamento, determinaram-se as propriedades físicas (massa específica; teor de umidade; absorção de água e inchamento em espessura após 2 e 24 horas de imersão em água) e mecânicas (flexão estática; ligaç...

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

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    Anísio Azzini

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    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.

  12. Biomedical factors associated with hospitalization of older adults: The Bambuí Health and Aging Study (BHAS)

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    Guerra Henrique L.; Vidigall Pedro G.; Lima-Costa Maria Fernanda

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    The objective of this study was to identify biomedical factors (body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose, total cholesterol and fractions, triglycerides, and albumin) associated with hospitalization of older adults. All residents of the town of Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, ages superscript three 60 years (n = 1,742) were selected for the study, of whom 1,494 (85.2%) participated. None of the biomedical factors studied was independently associated with occurrence of 1 hospitalization duri...

  13. 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; A. A. S. A Sukmaningsih K; Ni Putu Adriani Astiti

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    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 b...

  14. 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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    Miscanthus × giganteus (Mxg) is an important bioenergy feedstock crop, however, genetic diversity among legacy cultivars may be severely constrained. Only one introduction from Japan to Denmark of this sterile, triploid, vegetatively propagated crop was recorded in the 1930s. We sought to determine...

  15. CIRCADIAN CONTROL OF VISUAL INFORMATION-PROCESSING IN THE OPTIC LOBE OF THE GIANT COCKROACH BLABERUS-GIGANTEUS

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    BULT, R; MASTEBROEK, HAK

    1993-01-01

    Extracellular spike activity from three different types of visual interneurons found in the optic lobe of the giant cockroach Blaberus giganteus was recorded. The spike rate of all three types of neurons fluctuated in a circadian manner in constant darkness (DD). Two types, so-called ''on'' neurons

  16. Evaluation of Mucor indicus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae capability to ferment hydrolysates of rape straw and Miscanthus giganteus as affected by the pretreatment method.

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    Lewandowska, Małgorzata; Szymańska, Karolina; Kordala, Natalia; Dąbrowska, Aneta; Bednarski, Włodzimierz; Juszczuk, Andrzej

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    Rape straw and Miscanthus giganteus was pretreated chemically with oxalic acid or sodium hydroxide. The pretreated substrates were hydrolyzed with enzymatic preparations of cellulase, xylanase and cellobiase. The highest concentration of reducing sugars was achieved after hydrolysis of M. giganteus pretreated with NaOH (51.53gdm(-3)). In turn, the highest yield of enzymatic hydrolysis determined based on polysaccharides content in the pretreated substrates was obtained in the experiments with M. giganteus and oxalic acid (99.3%). Rape straw and M. giganteus hydrolysates were fermented using yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae 7, NRRL 978 or filamentous fungus Mucor rouxii (Mucor indicus) DSM 1191. The highest ethanol concentration was determined after fermentation of M. giganteus hydrolysate pretreated with NaOH using S. cerevisiae (1.92% v/v). Considering cellulose content in the pretreated solid, the highest degree of its conversion to ethanol (86.2%) was achieved after fermentation of the hydrolysate of acid-treated M. giganteus using S. cerevisiae. PMID:27107482

  17. 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

    Different explants of Miscanthus x ogiformis Honda 'Giganteus' were tested in order to develop an efficient tissue culture system. Shoot apices, leaf and root sections from in vitro-propagated plants, and leaf and immature inflorescence sections from 6-month-old greenhouse-grown plants were used...... developmental stage of the explants. Shoot apices formed the highest percentage of embryogenic callus. There was a difference in the formation of embryogenic callus between leaf explants from in vitro-propagated shoots and greenhouse-grown plants. The best results were obtained from newly formed leaves of in...... vitro-propagated shoots and older leaves of greenhouse-grown plants. Immature inflorescences smaller than 2.5 cm produced a higher percentage of embryogenic callus than larger more mature inflorescences. Embryogenic callus derived from immature inflorescences had the highest regeneration capacity...

  18. Fluorosis as a probable cause of chronic lameness in free ranging eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus).

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    Clarke, Emily; Beveridge, Ian; Slocombe, Ron; Coulson, Graeme

    2006-12-01

    A population of eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) inhabiting heathland and farmland surrounding an aluminum smelter at Portland, Victoria, Australia, exhibited clinical signs of lameness. An investigation was undertaken to determine the cause of this lameness. Hematology, necropsy, histopathology, fecal egg count, total worm count, reproductive status, and the population age range were examined and failed to reveal any additional underlying disease state. The specific problem of lameness was addressed with bone histopathology, radiography, quantitative ultrasonography, microradiography, and multielement analysis of bone ash samples. The significant lesions observed were: osteophytosis of the distal tibia and fibula, tarsal bones, metatarsus IV, and proximal coccygeal vertebrae; osteopenia of the femur, tibia, and metatarsus IV; incisor enamel hypoplasia; stained, uneven, and abnormal teeth wear; abnormal bone matrix mineralization and mottling; increased bone density; and elevated bone fluoride levels. Microradiography of affected kangaroos exhibited "black osteons," which are a known manifestation of fluorosis. Collectively, these lesions were consistent with a diagnosis of fluorosis. PMID:17315432

  19. Pleurotus giganteus (Berk. Karunarathna & K.D. Hyde: Nutritional value and in vitro neurite outgrowth activity in rat pheochromocytoma cells

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    Phan Chia-Wei

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Drugs dedicated to alleviate neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s have always been associated with debilitating side effects. Medicinal mushrooms which harness neuropharmacological compounds offer a potential possibility for protection against such diseases. Pleurotus giganteus (formerly known as Panus giganteus has been consumed by the indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia for many years. Domestication of this wild mushroom is gaining popularity but to our knowledge, medicinal properties reported for this culinary mushroom are minimal. Methods The fruiting bodies P. giganteus were analysed for its nutritional values. Cytotoxicity of the mushroom’s aqueous and ethanolic extracts towards PC12, a rat pheochromocytoma cell line was assessed by using 3-[4,5-dimethythiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT assay. Neurite outgrowth stimulation assay was carried out with nerve growth factor (NGF as control. To elucidate signaling mechanisms involved by mushroom extract-induced neurite outgrowth, treatment of specific inhibitor for MEK/ERK and PI3K signalling pathway was carried out. Results The fruiting bodies of P. giganteus were found to have high carbohydrate, dietary fibre, potassium, phenolic compounds and triterpenoids. Both aqueous and ethanolic extracts induced neurite outgrowth of PC12 cells in a dose- and time-dependant manner with no detectable cytotoxic effect. At day 3, 25 μg/ml of aqueous extract and 15 μg/ml of ethanolic extract showed the highest percentage of neurite-bearing cells, i.e. 31.7 ± 1.1% and 33.3 ± 0.9%; respectively. Inhibition treatment results suggested that MEK/ERK and PI3K/Akt are responsible for neurite outgrowth of PC12 cells stimulated by P. giganteus extract. The high potassium content (1345.7 mg/100 g may be responsible for promoting neurite extension, too. Conclusions P. giganteus contains bioactive compounds that mimic NGF and are

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

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    Francelo Mognon

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    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. 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; Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa; Henrique L Guerra; Wagner Marcenes

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    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. RESUL...

  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.

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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. PMID:12764476

  4. 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; Eleonora Cano Carmona

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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 Pb2+ and was not significantly affected by Hg2+. Like other pectin lyases, PLIII is stimulated by but is not ...

  5. An investigation of the topography of the lymphatic system of the grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). 1. The superficial lymphatic system.

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    Hopwood, P R

    1988-01-01

    The superficial lymphatic system of the grey kangaroo, Macropus giganteus is described. The description is based on dissections of 130 eastern grey kangaroos. The most significant difference found between the superficial lymphatic drainage pattern of kangaroos and that of the domestic species was the existence of large inguino-axillary lymphatic trunks in the kangaroo. Thus in the kangaroo, instead of lymph passing from the inguinal lymphocentre to the lumbar lymphatic trunks as is the situat...

  6. Genetic Diversity and Differentiation of Dendrocalamus membranaceus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae, a Declining Bamboo Species in Yunnan, China, as Based on Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR Analysis

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    Bo Tian

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    Full Text Available Dendrocalamus membranaceus Munro is a woody bamboo with a high economic and ecological value that often occurs as natural stands, such as in the large-scale forested areas of China’s Yunnan Province. Due to its overexploitation, the habitat of D. membranaceus in Yunnan has been dramatically reduced, and the quality of the stands has declined. As a preliminary analysis in considering the effective protection for these germplasm resources, we assessed the genetic diversity of 12 natural populations in Yunnan, using inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR markers. From 10 ISSR primers, we generated 155 bands, of which 153 were polymorphic (98.71%. Compared with other species in the genus, this species demonstrated a greater genetic diversity (S = 0.349 and lower genetic differentiation (GST = 0.252. Our analysis of molecular variance revealed that the genetic differentiation among the populations is significant. A large proportion of the genetic variation (78.95% resides among the individuals within populations, whereas only 21.05% are found among populations. Mantel tests indicated no significant correlation between genetic and geographic distances among the populations. Given the low sexual reproducibility and characteristics of monocarpic plants, we recommend implementing in situ conservation measures for all of the D. membranaceus populations in Yunnan and collecting sufficient samples for ex situ conservation. Furthermore, the conservation area should be extended to its main natural habitats, the Lancang-Mekong River Valley.

  7. 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.

  8. Toxoplasmosis in the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Macropus giganteus and the Cape Hyrax, Procavis capensis in Japan

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    Khaled Mohamed El-Dakhly1,4, Nagwan El-Habashi2, El-Shaymaa El-Nahass3,4, Hiroki Sakai4 and Tokuma Yanai4,*

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    Full Text Available Toxoplasmosis was investigated in an eastern grey kangaroo, Macropus giganteus, and four cape hyraxes, Procavia capensis, in a Japanese zoo. Clinically, the kangaroo showed neurological signs, emaciation, diarrhea, elevated AST and CK, and subjected to coma before death. One young cape hyrax had severe anorexia, while the other three died without exhibiting clinical signs. Grossly, lungs of the kangaroo were dark red in color, while hyraxes, besides, showed hepatic multifocal white foci, and intestinal multifocal hemorrhages. Histologically, the kangaroo had frequent Toxoplasma gondii pseudocysts in brain, heart and skeletal muscles. All hyraxes had multifocal necrosis with cysts containing numerous bradyzoites in liver and spleen, along with necrotic gastroenteritis and intestinal hemorrhages. Immunohistochemically, cysts showed positive reaction to anti-T. gondii antibodies. These findings indicate possible outbreaks of toxoplasmosis in eastern grey kangaroos and cape hyraxes, zoo habitants; therefore, they could be susceptible intermediate hosts for T. gondii in terms of zoonosis. This is the first report of toxoplasmosis in eastern grey kangaroos and cape hyraxes in Japanese zoos.

  9. 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

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    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. PMID:25058293

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. Roost characteristics and habitat preferences of Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) in urban areas of Lahore, Pakistan

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    GULRAIZ, TAYIBA LATIF; JAVID, ARSHAD; MAHMOOD-UL-HASSAN, MUHAMMAD; MAQBOOL, AZHAR; Ashraf, Sana; Hussain, Makhdoom; DAUD, SHAROON

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    Roost characteristics of Indian flying fox Pteropus giganteus at the Jinnah (n = 1052) and Lalazar (n = 40) gardens in Lahore were observed for a period of 1 year to find roost preferences in these bats. The Jinnah garden harbors 4119 trees belonging to 46 families, 103 genera, and 132 species, of which 44 trees belonging to 17 families, 19 genera, and 21 species served as bat roosts. The Lalazar garden harbors 90 trees representing 7 families, 9 genera, and 9 species. Six of these belonging ...

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

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    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. 

  14. A regional comparison of water-use efficiency for Miscanthus x giganteus and Panicum virgatum

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    Vanloocke, A. D.; Twine, T. E.; Zeri, M.; Arundale, R.; Bernacchi, C.

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    The production of second generation bioenergy feedstocks is likely to increase significantly over the coming decades. A key factor dictating the environmental impact/services of production is the trade-off between water-use and productivity (e.g., harvestable yield (HY) and net ecosystem carbon exchange (NEE)). For this study we focus on two candidate second generation feedstocks with marked differences in water use and productivity, Miscanthus x giganteus (miscanthus) and Panicum virgatum (switchgrass). The efficiency of water-use is compared using two metrics: harvestable water-use efficiency (HWUE = evapotranspiration (ET) ET/HY), and ecosystem water-use efficiency (EWUE = ET/NEE). We developed and tested a new version of Agro-IBIS (Integrated Biosphere Simulator - agricultural version). Simulations were evaluated against several key observed variables, from leaf to canopy scales at locations across Illinois. Then simulations were run with historic climate data to produce 30 year means for each land cover type for the Midwest U.S. Our analysis indicates that over the Midwest U.S. miscanthus has the highest HWUE (~25 kg ha-1 mm-1), followed by current crops (e.g. maize, soybean, and wheat; ~18 kg ha-1 mm-1) and switchgrass (~15 kg ha-1 mm-1). Miscanthus and switchgrass both have a higher EWUE than current crops; however, miscanthus has the potential to disrupt the hydrologic cycle as a result of higher evapotranspiration in drier areas (~700 mm yr-1), whereas switchgrass may have a smaller impact. The results of this analysis can be used to suggest locations for test plots and they highlight the need for observations of water-use by potential feedstocks throughout the region.

  15. Nutrient requirements of Miscanthus x giganteus: Conclusions from a review of published studies

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    Miscanthus x giganteus is a perennial biomass crop particularly suited to substituting fossil fuel resources in bioenergy production, in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The area of miscanthus grown in the EU is likely to increase in the future. However, the exact nutrient and fertiliser requirements of the crop are still under debate, which leads to uncertainties when making global assessments of GHG reductions and economics. The aim of our study was to review and analyse published data, in order to determine a consensus view on the nutrient requirements of the crop, and to identify where further research is needed. The findings of this study highlight the nutrient requirements of miscanthus are low compared to other crops. This is due to: i) high nutrient absorption efficiency through extensive rooting, ii) high absorbed nutrient use efficiency, iii) significant nutrient cycling between the rhizome and aerial biomass, iv) nutrient recycling before harvest through leaf fall, and v) possible contribution of N fixation by bacteria. Due to the low yield in the establishment phase of the crop, it is not recommended to apply any fertiliser during the two first years after planting, unless planted on poor soils. From the third year, typically 4.9, 0.45 and 7.0, grams per kilogram of dry matter, of N, P and K respectively are removed at harvest, and this should be a maximum to be replaced by fertilisers. Uncertainties in the exact requirements are due i) to a lack of data, in the different studies, on the nitrogen provided by soils, ii) to a lack of knowledge on the actual contribution of the rhizome to the plant nutrition, and iii) to the inexistence of tools for the diagnosis of the plant N status.

  16. 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.

  17. Consumo de nutrientes em adultos e idosos em estudo de base populacional: Projeto Bambuí

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    Aline Cristine Souza Lopes

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Inquérito alimentar populacional em amostra aleatória de 550 indivíduos > ou = 18 anos, realizado em Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil, utilizando o Questionário Semiquantitativo de Freqüência Alimentar e recordatório 24 horas calibrados pela técnica de regressão linear. A análise constou de comparação de médias, teste de qui-quadrado e razão de adequação do nutriente (RAN-adequada: 90,0-110,0%. Foi baixo o percentual da população que apresentou RAN de acordo com o recomendado para consumo de carboidratos (2,4%, proteínas (17,6%, vitaminas (0,0-5,1% e minerais (0-21,1%. Diferenças de acordo com sexo e idade foram encontradas: 90,2% e 91,8% de mulheres apresentaram baixo consumo de ferro e vitamina B6, respectivamente. Ao contrário, 87,7% dos homens relataram consumo excessivo de ferro, 80,3% de fósforo e 11,9% de colesterol. Quanto à idade, 64,3% de idosos (> 60 anos relataram baixa ingestão protéica e 39,3% apresentavam inadequação das frações lipídicas; sendo que 35,7% informaram consumo excessivo de ácidos graxos saturados. Dos adultos (18-59 anos, 67,8% relataram excessivo consumo protéico e 53,4% ingestão insuficiente de ferro. Alto e inadequado consumo de lipídios e baixa ingestão de fibras, vitaminas e minerais, constituem problema importante de saúde pública por possivelmente contribuir para o aumento das doenças crônicas não transmissíveis.

  18. Biomedical factors associated with hospitalization of older adults: The Bambuí Health and Aging Study (BHAS

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    Henrique L. Guerra

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to identify biomedical factors (body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose, total cholesterol and fractions, triglycerides, and albumin associated with hospitalization of older adults. All residents of the town of Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, ages ³ 60 years (n = 1,742 were selected for the study, of whom 1,494 (85.2% participated. None of the biomedical factors studied was independently associated with occurrence of 1 hospitalization during the previous 12 months. Body mass index ³ 264mg/dl were independently associated with ³ 2 hospitalizations. The introduction of biomedical factors did not modify the previously identified associations between hospitalization and indicators constructed from information obtained in a questionnaire survey. The results show that data easily obtained through interviews can be useful both for identifying older adults at risk of hospitalization and thus for assisting in prevention.

  19. Condições de saúde e tabagismo entre idosos residentes em duas comunidades brasileiras (Projetos Bambuí e Belo Horizonte

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    Peixoto Sérgio Viana

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a prevalência do tabagismo e verificar os fatores associados a este hábito entre idosos (> 60 anos. O estudo foi conduzido na Região Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte e na Cidade de Bambuí, ambas localizadas em Minas Gerais, Brasil. Foram selecionados 1.774 idosos na Região Metropolitana e 1.742 em Bambuí. Na Região Metropolitana, a prevalência de tabagismo atual e passado foi de 19,6% e 39,2% entre os homens, e 8,1% e 14,1% entre as mulheres, respectivamente. Em Bambuí, os dados correspondentes foram 31,4% e 40,2% entre os homens, e 10,3% e 11,2% entre as mulheres, respectivamente. Na Região Metropolitana, os indicadores de pior condição de saúde e pior capacidade funcional apresentaram associações significantes com o tabagismo passado, mas estas associações não foram observadas em Bambuí. Entre os fumantes atuais, as associações pesquisadas não foram consistentes. Estes resultados mostram a grande heterogeneidade dos fatores associados ao tabagismo, como observado em países desenvolvidos. As estratégias para a redução do tabagismo nessa população devem considerar esta ausência de associação entre sinais e sintomas e o hábito de fumar.

  20. 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.

  1. Cool C4 Photosynthesis - Pyruvate Pi dikinase expression and activity corresponds to the exceptional cold tolerance of carbon assimilation in Miscanthus x giganteus

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    The biofuel feedstock grass Miscanthus x giganteus is exceptional among C4 species in its high productivity in cold climates. It can maintain photosynthetically active leaves at temperatures 6°C below the minimum for Zea mays (maize), which allows it a longer growing season in cool climates. Underst...

  2. 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

  3. High-yield Cultivation Technique Research of Dendrocalamus Membranaceus Plantation%细叶龙竹人工林高产培育技术研究

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    黄美秀; 孙穆玲; 谭宏超

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    From November 2010 to April 2011 , simple random sampling was adopted to lay out standard land to investigate the growth of Dendrocalamus Membranaceus plantation. High-yield cultivation technology measures were reached: select tropical, subtropical region of soil mountains, abandoned farmland, shrub land, woodland with soil thickness above 40cm as a plantation; use one year grow seedling nutrition cup seedlings to plant; weed 1 or 2 times annually on young forest, dressing two times, expanding pond once, and harvesting small old bamboo; planting density of 630 cluster /hm , each cluster foster 6 to 9 mother bamboo to stay. Using these technical measures to afforestation and management, one can achieve one year to become bundle, two years to become forest, three years to become useful product with cutting capacity of 22. 5-30 t/hm2 , amounted to cutting 45 ~ 60 t/hm2 in four years, and get into the period of high and stable yield in five years, harvest amounted to 75 -105 t/hm .%2010年11月至2011年4月在广西、云南采用简单随机抽样法布设标准地,调查研究细叶龙竹人工林生长情况,得出其高产栽培技术措施:选择热带、南亚热带地区土层厚度40 cm以上的土山、退耕地、灌木林地、疏林地作为造林地;使用1 a生实生营养杯苗造林;幼林期每年除草1~2次,追肥2次,扩塘1次,并采伐小老竹;种植密度为630丛/hm2,每丛留养母竹6~9株.按此技术措施造林和经营,可达到1年成丛,2年成林,3年成材,采伐量达22.5~30 t/hm2,4年时采伐量达45 ~60 t/hm2,5年时进入高产稳产期,采伐量达75 ~ 105 t/hm2.

  4. Soil carbon accrual in particle-size fractions under Miscanthus x. giganteus cultivation

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    The energy crop Miscanthus x. giganteus is a deep rooting perennial rhizomatous C4 grass with great biomass production, even under temperate German climate conditions. Accordingly we hypothesized that this crop may accumulate great amounts of carbon in soil, particularly in deeper soil layers. We sampled several former C3-derived arable fields that had been cropped with Miscanthus for 0–19 years. We were able to trace the origin and turnover of soil organic C (SOC) on the basis of natural 13C/12C abundance measurements. The analysis was performed on bulk soil samples and on particle-size fractions that are known to comprise SOC of different availability for decay. Miscanthus-derived C accumulated at a rate of 1800 kg ha−1 y−1 down to a soil depth of 100 cm. Only about 50% of this C accrual occurred in the surface soil (0–10 cm). The C accumulation differed among size fractions. Miscanthus-derived C in the coarse-POM fraction increased rapidly during the first years of Miscanthus cultivation until a steady state was reached after approximately seven years. The stocks of Miscanthus-derived C associated with the clay fraction increased at a rate of 230 kg ha−1 y−1 in 0–5 cm, 45 kg ha−1 y−1 in 20–30 cm and 38 kg ha−1 y−1 in 50–75 cm. The C accumulation rate decreased with increasing soil depth. In particular, Miscanthus-derived C associated with the clay fraction led to increasing SOC stocks, even below the former Ap; that is, below a depth that would respond sensitively to a future land use change. - Highlights: • Miscanthus-derived C accumulated in soil at a rate of 1805 kg ha−1 y−1 (0–100 cm soil depth). • Miscanthus-derived C in the labile fraction rapidly approached a steady-state. • Especially Miscanthus-derived C associated with the clay fraction led to increasing SOC stocks. • Miscanthus cultivation may lead to a sustainable reduction of atmospheric C due to sequestration as stable SOC

  5. Propriedades físicas e mecânicas do colmo inteiro do bambu da espécie Guadua angustifolia Physical and mechanical properties of the whole culm of bamboo of the Guadua angustifolia species

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    Khosrow Ghavami; Albanise B. Marinho

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    Este trabalho apresenta os resultados de recentes pesquisas sobre o bambu da espécie Guadua angustifolia, realizadas na Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), no qual foram determinadas as propriedades físicas, mecânicas e meso-estruturais dos colmos inteiros. O principal objetivo deste estudo é apresentar, aos profissionais, a possibilidade de usarem o bambu como elemento estrutural. Os resultados apresentados permitirão aos engenheiros e arquitetos selecionar, em seus...

  6. Elucidating and alleviating impacts of lignocellulose-derived microbial inhibitors on Clostridium beijerinckii during fermentation of Miscanthus giganteus to butanol.

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    Zhang, Yan; Ezeji, Thaddeus Chukwuemeka

    2014-10-01

    Fermentation of liquid hot water (LHW) pretreated Miscanthus giganteus (MG) by Clostridium beijerinckii NCIMB 8052 was investigated towards understanding the toxicity of lignocellulose-derived inhibitors to solventogenic Clostridium species vis-à-vis butanol production. While C. beijerinckii NCIMB 8052 did not grow in undiluted MG hydrolysate-based fermentation medium, supplementation of this medium with Calcium carbonate enabled the growth of C. beijerinckii NCIMB 8052 and production of butanol. Using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and spectrophotometric assays, LHW-pretreated MG was found to contain lignocellulose-derived microbial inhibitory compounds; some of which were transformed by exponentially growing C. beijerinckii to less inhibitory compounds during fermentation. Contrary to all expectations, the reduction product of furfural, furfuryl alcohol, inhibited butanol production by C. beijerinckii by more than 16 %. Collectively, these results provide new insights into why lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysates are recalcitrant to fermentation to biofuels and chemicals. PMID:25085743

  7. Fuel Properties’ Comparison of Allochthonous Miscanthus x giganteus and Autochthonous Arundo donax L.: a Study Case in Croatia

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    Vanja Jurišić

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Increased energy demands, EU intentions for energy independence, together with decreasing fossil fuel reserves, have initiated the interest for new technology development. This would enable more intensive use of new renewable energy sources and contribute to increase among appliances based on biomass and energy crops. Miscanthus x giganteus is a perennial crop which has been received particular attention during the last decade as an energy crop. In the Republic of Croatia, it has been under investigation for the last two years, and the yields obtained by far are very promising. However, due to its potential and autochthonicity, there is a need for investigating the potential of another perennial, Arundo donax L. as energy crop. Among numerous tested energy crops, both species seem to be especially promising feedstocks due to their high production potential. Cultivation of these plants may be a sufficient alternative to wood from short-rotation forestry. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine fuel properties of the two-abovementioned species, relevant for combustion of biomass to be used as solid fuel, and to compare them. Since biomass is characterized by a series of parameters that determine their most suitable process of conversion, properties such as biomass type, particles size, chemical and physical composition, way of fixation of the moisture, ash content, and higher heating value (HHV. Accordingly, proximate, and ultimate analyses, together with fuel properties determination were conducted on both, M. giganteus and A. donax Results indicated that both species could be proposed as biomass energy crops in the Republic of Croatia, with a significant and environmentally compatible contribution to energy needs.

  8. Fuel Properties’ Comparison of Allochthonous Miscanthus x giganteus and Autochthonous Arundo donax L.: a Study Case in Croatia

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    Vanja Jurišić

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Increased energy demands, EU intentions for energy independence, together with decreasing fossil fuel reserves, have initiated the interest for new technology development. This would enable more intensive use of new renewable energy sources and contribute to increase among appliances based on biomass and energy crops. Miscanthus x giganteus is a perennial crop which has been received particular attention during the last decade as an energy crop. In the Republic of Croatia, it has been under investigation for the last two years, and the yields obtained by far are very promising. However, due to its potential and autochthonicity, there is a need for investigating the potential of another perennial, Arundo donax L. as energy crop. Among numerous tested energy crops, both species seem to be especially promising feedstocks due to their high production potential. Cultivation of these plants may be a sufficient alternative to wood from short-rotation forestry. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine fuel properties of the two-abovementioned species, relevant for combustion of biomass to be used as solid fuel, and to compare them. Since biomass is characterized by a series of parameters that determine their most suitable process of conversion, properties such as biomass type, particles size, chemical and physical composition, way of fixation of the moisture, ash content, and higher heating value (HHV. Accordingly, proximate, and ultimate analyses, together with fuel properties determination were conducted on both, M. giganteus and A. donax Results indicated that both species could be proposed as biomass energy crops in the Republic of Croatia, with a significant and environmentally compatible contribution to energy needs.

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

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    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.

  10. The erosional and angular unconformity between the Chapada Diamantina and Bambuí (Una groups at the Mirangaba sheet - Bahia

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    Ginaldo Ademar da Cruz Campanha

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The stratigraphic relationships between the Chapada Diamantina and Bambuí (or Una groups were practically establishedwith the papers of J. C. Branner, a century before. Sometimes that proposed lithostratigraphy was questioned, but we do knownow that these arguments were based up incomplete or inadvertent field observations. At the sheet of Mirangaba, centralnorthernpart of Bahia, both the angular and erosional unconformity between the above-mentioned groups are exposed of aconspicuous way, according to their three dimensions, what deserves the special mention here consigned. The quartzites andconglomerates of the Chapada Diamantina group are cropping out as folded and re-fold rock units (general strike ENE-WSWand they present features of intense superposed erosional processes. Two paleosurfaces were formed and are being exhibited,with complementary features of erosional scarpments, as well as amphitheatres, suppression of some lithostratigraphic units,testimonies-hills (quartzitic islands, etc. The lower pediplan then formed (today with summits ≥ 500 m was completelycovered by the limestones (Salitre Fm., where calcilutites are predominating, presenting many algalic edifications. We are not able to affirm that the proterozoic limestone progradation have covered the higher pediplan (today with summits ca. 1,000 m, but there aresome testimonies-hills of limestone presenting tops up to 600 m, clearly above the present and predominating surface (Neogene, VelhasSurface, so reiterating that an intense erosional dissecation has occurred (Cenozoic in age of the limestones. These limestones presentmonotonous subhorizontal structural attitudes, with the presence of some open folding (ondulations when they are near of the contactswith the subjacent quartzites. Quite often these limestones were submitted to local ruptural displacements. The polyphasic deformationof the subjacent Chapada Diamantina group is being hypothetically attributed to the Brazilian

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

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    L.G.S. Assunção

    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.

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

  13. 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 e...

  14. Researches Regarding the Adaptation Process of the Species Miscanthus Giganteus under the Conditions of Fly Ash Deposit from Utvin, Timis County

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    Benoni Lixandru

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    Full Text Available Miscanthus giganteus is a large, perennial (up to 20 years grass hybrid of M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus native to Japan. Is a C4 carbon fixation plant, and thus exhibits greater photosynthetic efficiency and lower water use requirements than other kinds of plants. It has very low nutritional requirements – it has high nitrogen use efficiency and therefore is capable of growing well on barren land without the aid of heavy fertilization. M. giganteus is a sterile hybrid, therefore propagates vegetative through its rhizomes and that it is a completely non-invasive species. In this paper are presented the results of this grass species growing on fly ash deposit Utvin after the first year from the planting. Order to stimulate the process of vegetative from the first year, have used three different fertilizing: with sewage sludge, with cattle manure and mineral supplement such as N.P.K. We have also provided an adequate irrigation during dry periods of the summer. The best germination percentage was obtained in variants fertilized with sewage sludge and manure of cattle. Further the same variations recorded a good growth rate and higher biomass production. However, good production of biomass produced in the first year of all variants show a good adaptability of the species M. giganteus to arid biotope conditions of the fly ash dump.

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

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    Jean C. C. Espelho

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    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

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

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    Matos Divane Leite; Lima-Costa Maria Fernanda; Guerra Henrique L; Marcenes Wagner

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    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. RESUL...

  17. Pengaruh Sosiodemografi dan Sosiopsikologi Pasien Terhadap Pemanfaatan Pengobatan Tradisional (Batra) Akupunktur Serumpun Bambu Kecamatan Percut Sei Tuan Kabupaten Deli Serdang Tahun 2010

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    Acupuncture treatment is a healing technique by pricking a needle at specific points on the patient’s body for balancing the elements of cold (yin) and hot (yang) in the body. Serumpun Bambu is one of the acupuncture traditional treatment in Sub District of Percut Sei Tuan District of Deli Serdang whose the acupuncturist only graduated from senior high school education, but the frequency of patient’s visit a day is 150 visits in average from August to December 2009. Community demand of acupu...

  18. Culicídeos associados a internódios de bambu, com enfase em Sabethes aurescens (Diptera, Culicidae), na Mata Atlântica, Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Criadouros fitotélmicos são aqueles formados por qualquer estrutura vegetal que acumule água e que possibilite o desenvolvimento da fauna. Um exemplo de fitotelmata são os internódios de bambu, que através de aberturas em suas paredes possibilitam, entre outros, o desenvolvimento de uma fauna de Culicidae muito específica. Os objetivos desse trabalho foram conhecer a diversidade e aspectos ecológicos de Culicidae associados a bambus (Bambusa tuldoides, Munro, 1868) presentes em um fragmento d...

  19. Birth cohort differences in the use of medications in a Brazilian population of older elderly: the Bambuí cohort study of aging (1997 and 2008)

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    This study examined differences in the use of medications in two birth cohorts (born from 1916 to 1926 and from 1927 to 1937) among older elderly in the population-based cohort study in Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The study used data on participants who were 71-81 years of age in the baseline survey in 1997 (n = 492) and in the 11th wave, in 2008 (n = 620). The number of medications currently consumed (mean = 4.6 and 3.4, respectively) and prevalence of polypharmacy (46.6% and 29.1%, ...

  20. 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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    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

  1. Consumo alimentar da população adulta segundo perfil sócio-econômico e demográfico: Projeto Bambuí Food intake according to socioeconomic and demographic profile: the Bambuí Project

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    Élido Bonomo

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado inquérito nutricional em amostra probabilística de 546 indivíduos (idade > 18 anos, residentes na cidade de Bambuí (15 mil habitantes, Minas Gerais, Brasil, utilizando-se o Questionário Semiquantitativo de Freqüência Alimentar (QSFA. A mediana de ingestão calórica entre mulheres e homens foi de 2.807 e 3.775kcal, respectivamente. Homens ingeriram quatro vezes mais álcool que mulheres e estas, mais carboidratos, fibras e ácidos graxos polinsaturados (AGP. A distribuição de proteínas (15%, carboidratos (57% e lipídios (28% foi adequada. As proporções médias de inadequação da participação de lipídios, ácidos graxos saturados (AGS, AGP e colesterol na energia total foram, respectivamente, 36%, 50% e 90%, sendo mais pronunciadas entre os homens. A ingestão de lipídios, AGS e AGP, entre mulheres, e de lipídios e AGS entre homens, aumentou de acordo com a renda. A ingestão de AGP e fibras e a relação AGP/AGS estavam abaixo do recomendado nos dois gêneros. A dieta apresentou proporções de inadequação diferenciais, sugerindo possíveis agregados de risco à saúde da população para doenças cardiovasculares.A nutritional survey was performed in a random sample of 546 individuals (ages 18 and over in a city named Bambuí (15,000 inhabitants in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, using the Semi-Quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire (SFFQ. Median calorie intakes for women and men were 2,807 and 3,775kcal, respectively. Men consumed four times more alcohol than women, and women consumed more carbohydrates, fiber, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA. The relative consumption of proteins (15%, carbohydrates (57%, and lipids (28% were adequate in both genders. The average proportions, for all participants, of an inadequate share of lipids, saturated fatty acids (SFA, PUFA, and cholesterol in the total calorie intake were, respectively, 36%, 90%, and 50%, and were more pronounced in men than in women. The lipid

  2. Validade do diabetes auto-referido e seus determinantes: evidências do projeto Bambuí Validity of self-reported diabetes and its determinants: evidences from the Bambuí study

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    Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a validade do diabetes auto-referido e seus determinantes entre idosos. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo transversal 1.492 indivíduos > 60 anos de idade, que correspondiam a 86% de todos os moradores, na faixa etária considerada, da cidade de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, em 1997. A validade do diabetes auto-referido foi determinada em relação ao diabetes mellitus definido por critérios médicos (glicemia de jejum > 126 mg/dl ou tratamento. RESULTADOS: As prevalências do diabetes mellitus e do diabetes auto-referido foram de 14,5% e 11,7%, respectivamente. A sensibilidade e a especificidade do último em relação ao primeiro foram 57,1% (IC 95%: 50,3;63,8 e 96,0% (IC 95%: 94,7;97,0. Visitas ao médico há menos de dois anos (RP=3,78, escolaridade de um a três anos (RP= 1,90 e > 4 anos (RP=1,55 apresentaram associações positivas e independentes com a sensibilidade. Visitas ao médico há menos de dois anos (RP=0,96 e sexo feminino (RP=0,97 apresentaram associações negativas e independentes com a especificidade. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados mostraram que o diabetes auto-referido não deve ser usado como indicador da prevalência do diabetes mellitus na população estudada, nem para a identificação de indivíduos com a doença. A escolaridade e o uso de serviços de saúde foram determinantes da capacidade do idoso informar corretamente a sua condição de diabético, indicando que essas características modificáveis podem desempenhar papel importante na prevenção secundária e terciária da doença.OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity of self-reported diabetes and its determinants in the elderly. METHODS: Cross-sectional study including 1,492 subjects aged > 60 years, which corresponds to 86% of all residents in this age group living in the municipality of Bambuí, Southeastern Brazil, in 1997. The validity of self-reported diabetes was assessed comparing to diabetes mellitus defined by medical criteria (fasting glucose

  3. Consumo de nutrientes em adultos e idosos em estudo de base populacional: Projeto Bambuí Nutrient consumption by adults and seniors in a population-based study: the Bambuí Project

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    Aline Cristine Souza Lopes

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    Full Text Available Inquérito alimentar populacional em amostra aleatória de 550 indivíduos > ou = 18 anos, realizado em Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil, utilizando o Questionário Semiquantitativo de Freqüência Alimentar e recordatório 24 horas calibrados pela técnica de regressão linear. A análise constou de comparação de médias, teste de qui-quadrado e razão de adequação do nutriente (RAN-adequada: 90,0-110,0%. Foi baixo o percentual da população que apresentou RAN de acordo com o recomendado para consumo de carboidratos (2,4%, proteínas (17,6%, vitaminas (0,0-5,1% e minerais (0-21,1%. Diferenças de acordo com sexo e idade foram encontradas: 90,2% e 91,8% de mulheres apresentaram baixo consumo de ferro e vitamina B6, respectivamente. Ao contrário, 87,7% dos homens relataram consumo excessivo de ferro, 80,3% de fósforo e 11,9% de colesterol. Quanto à idade, 64,3% de idosos (> 60 anos relataram baixa ingestão protéica e 39,3% apresentavam inadequação das frações lipídicas; sendo que 35,7% informaram consumo excessivo de ácidos graxos saturados. Dos adultos (18-59 anos, 67,8% relataram excessivo consumo protéico e 53,4% ingestão insuficiente de ferro. Alto e inadequado consumo de lipídios e baixa ingestão de fibras, vitaminas e minerais, constituem problema importante de saúde pública por possivelmente contribuir para o aumento das doenças crônicas não transmissíveis.A nutritional survey was performed in a random sample of 550 individuals ( > or = 18 years in Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, using the Semi-Quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire calibrated with 24-hour recall. Comparisons used means, proportions, and the nutrient adequacy ratio (NAR: 90.0-110.0%. Adequate intake was reported in only 2.4% of the individuals for carbohydrate, 17.6% for protein, 0.0 to 5.1% for vitamins, and 0.0 to 21.1% for minerals. NAR was influenced by gender and age: 90.2% and 91.8% of women presented low iron and B6 vitamin intake

  4. 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

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    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

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

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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.

  6. 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. PMID:25610636

  7. Projeto Bambuí: estudo de base populacional dos fatores associados com o uso regular de serviços odontológicos em adultos The Bambuí Project: a population-based study of factors associated with regular dental care in adults

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    Divane Leite Matos; Maria Fernanda F. Lima-Costa; Henrique L Guerra; Wagner Marcenes

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    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 natura...

  8. 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.

  9. 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. PMID:26895178

  10. 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. 

  11. 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.

  12. Esofagopatia chagásica na área endêmica de Bambuí - M.G., Brasil

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    João Carlos Pinto Dias

    1983-03-01

    Full Text Available São estudados clínica e radiologicamente 566 chagásicos crônicos não selecionados, da área endêmica de Bambuí, Minas Gerais. Utilizou-se o método do tempo de trânsito esofágico, em abreugrafias de 70 mm, incidência perfil esquerdo ou oblíqua anterior direita. Verificou-se uma prevalência global de 8,83% de disperistalse esofágica, especialmente a partir da terceira década de vida sem diferença quanto aos sexos. Observou-se 72% de esofagopatias no grau I, 18% no grau II e 10% no grau III. Para 80 indivíduos soro-negativos verificou-se apenas um caso de disperistalse, no grau I. Para 115 pacientes com a fase aguda da tripanossomíase detectada há 27 anos, em média, a prevalência global da esofagopatia foi de 18,3%, sendo crescente a proporção de alterações com o tempo de evolução da doença. Verificou-se diferença significativa entre estes números e a prevalência encontrada nos pacientes sem forma aguda detectada, discutindo-se se a maior proporção de esofagopatias nos indivíduos com fase aguda mais intensa não se deveria à maior desnervação ocorrida nestes casos. Verificou-se a concomitância de cardiopatia crônica chagásica em pelo menos 50% dos casos de disperistalse de esôfago, em acordo com outros Autores. Aparentemente esta associação é mais evidente naqueles casos de esofagopatias de graus mais avançados. Ressalta-se a simplicidade do método empregado e seu baixo custo operacional quando utilizada a abreugrafia postal, adequado portanto à realidade social das áreas endêmicas de doença de Chagas no Brasil.

  13. Enraizamento de propágulos de bambu em diferentes substratos Rooting of bamboo cutting in different substrates

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    Anísio Azzini

    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho, determinou-se a porcentagem de enraizamento de três tipos de material meristemático de bambu (placas de colmos, gemas primárias brotadas e gemas secundárias em diversos substratos contendo misturas de composto orgânico, cinzas e areia. Esse material foi obtido em colmos de Bambusa vulgaris Schrad com aproximadamente dois anos de idade, provenientes de plantações localizadas no Centro Experimental de Campinas (IAC. O experimento foi realizado sob telado de sombrite, durante 110 dias, estando os substratos acondicionados em caixas plásticas com as seguintes dimensões: 50 x 30 x 10 cm, respectivamente, para comprimento, largura e altura. A maior porcentagem de enraizamento foi obtida com as placas de colmo (59,7%, seguidas pelas gemas primárias brotadas (41,0% e gemas secundárias (3,5%. As placas de colmo podem ser obtidas em grande quantidade durante a colheita normal dos colmos e, em função de suas dimensões e forma, são facilmente armazenadas e transportadas. Sua utilização representa um novo método de propagação assexuada do Bambusa vulgaris, com amplas vantagens em comparação com os métodos convencionais.This study determined the rooting level of three meristematic materials of bamboo culm (culm plaques, primary sprout buds and secondary buds planted in different substrates, prepared with a misture of organic material, ashes and fine sand. The meristematic materials were obtained from two years culms of Bambusa vulgaris Schrad, collected at a plantation at the "Centro Experimental de Campinas", State of São Paulo, Brazil. The experiment was carried out under a plastic metting during 110 days. The containers for substrates were of the following dimensions: 50 x 30 x 10 cm, respectively by length, width and height. The highest rooting percentage was obtained in the culm plaque (59.7% followed by primary sprout buds (41.0% and secondary buds (3.5%. The culm plaques can be easily obtained in great

  14. Desenvolvimento de produtos artesanais em bambu, transferência de conhecimento e geração de renda ao assentamento rural Horto de Aimorés

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    2011-01-01

    Introdução: O bambu é uma cultura perene, renovável, de rápido crescimento, com produção anual de colmos e com milhares de possibilidades de uso. O Assentamento Rural Horto de Aimorés, distante 15 km da UNESP, possui cerca de 350 famílias assentadas pelo INCRA, desde o ano de 2007, e a comunidade, que tem por característica básica o trabalho com a terra, vem buscando alternativas de sustentabilidade, fixação ao campo e geração de renda. Este trabalho faz parte do projeto de extensão "Implanta...

  15. Heterogeneity and glycan masking of cell wall microstructures in the stems of Miscanthus x giganteus, and its parents M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus.

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    Jie Xue

    Full Text Available Plant cell walls, being repositories of fixed carbon, are important sources of biomass and renewable energy. Miscanthus species are fast growing grasses with a high biomass yield and they have been identified as potential bioenergy crops. Miscanthus x giganteus is the sterile hybrid between M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus, with a faster and taller growth than its parents. In this study, the occurrence of cell wall polysaccharides in stems of Miscanthus species has been determined using fluorescence imaging with sets of cell wall directed monoclonal antibodies. Heteroxylan and mixed linkage-glucan (MLG epitopes are abundant in stem cell walls of Miscanthus species, but their distributions are different in relation to the interfascicular parenchyma and these epitopes also display different developmental dynamics. Detection of pectic homogalacturonan (HG epitopes was often restricted to intercellular spaces of parenchyma regions and, notably, the high methyl ester LM20 HG epitope was specifically abundant in the pith parenchyma cell walls of M. x giganteus. Some cell wall probes cannot access their target glycan epitopes because of masking by other polysaccharides. In the case of Miscanthus stems, masking of xyloglucan by heteroxylan and masking of pectic galactan by heteroxylan and MLG was detected in certain cell wall regions. Knowledge of tissue level heterogeneity of polysaccharide distributions and molecular architectures in Miscanthus cell wall structures will be important for both understanding growth mechanisms and also for the development of potential strategies for the efficient deconstruction of Miscanthus biomass.

  16. 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

  17. 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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    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......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...... test the effect of proline in suspension cultures. The proline additions affected the formation of embryogenic callus and the growth of suspension cultures. Improvements depended on the proline concentration and the basal salts of the medium. Addition of 12.5 to 50 mM proline to callus induction medium...

  18. 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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    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

  19. 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

  20. 小叶龙竹的快速繁殖与离体保存%Rapid Propagation and Reservation in vitro of Dendrocalamus barbatus Hsueh et D.Z.Li

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    2011-01-01

    The test-tube plantlets cultured from the seeds of Dendrocalamus barbatus Hsueh et D.Z.Li were utilized to investigate the system of rapid propagation and reservation in vitro, the results revealed that the shoot of seedlings was a better one of the explants that could induce shoots propagation, for which the MS medium supplemented with 3 mg/L BA and 0.1 mg/L NAA was the best one and the ratio of propagation can be 1 to 4.4.While the 1/2 MS medium supplemented with 1 mg/L NAA and 1 mg/L IB A was the best root medium in which the rooting ratio can be 93% in 15 days and 100% in 27days.The plantlets could be sustained more than 120 days in the best reservation MS medium in vitro supplemented with 10 mg/L CCC, which also could survive and grow in 50 days in the MS medium supplemented with 3 mg/L BA and 0.1 mg/L NAA.As reported, this research is the latest fruits in the world.%利用小叶龙竹种子培养的试管苗对其快速繁殖体系的建立与离体保存进行了研究,结果表明:根、茎、叶和小芽各外植体中,小芽切段可以较好的诱导芽的增殖且基本培养基MS附加3 mg/L BA和0.1 mg/L NAA为芽增殖最适培养基,增殖率可达1:4.4.培养基1/2MS附加1 mg/L NAA和1 mg/LIBA为最佳生根培养基,15 d丛芽生根率为93%,27 d丛芽生根率则达到了100%.MS培养基附加10 mg/L CCC培养基为最佳离体保存培养基,保存时间可达120 d以上,转接到MS外加3 mg/L BA和0.1 mg/L NAA的恢复培养基上,培养50d,可以100%恢复生长.据调查:小叶龙竹的快速繁殖与离体保存研究国内外尚属首次报道.

  1. Aspectos nutricionais associados à infecção crônica pelo Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas 1909 entre idosos: Projeto Bambuí Aspectos nutricionales asociados a la infección crónica por el Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas 1909 entre ancianos: Proyecto Bambuí Nutritional aspects associated with chronic Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas 1909 infection among older adults: Bambuí Project

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    Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi verificar os aspectos nutricionais associados à infecção crônica pelo Trypanosoma cruzi entre os participantes da linha de base da coorte de idosos de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil. A análise incluiu 84,9% (1.479 de todos os residentes com 60 anos ou mais na cidade em 1997. A infecção pelo Tr. cruzi foi avaliada por três testes sorológicos e o perfil nutricional foi caracterizado por variáveis antropométricas e bioquímicas. As associações foram avaliadas pelas razões de prevalência e intervalos de 95% de confiança, utilizando a regressão de Poisson robusta e ajustando por potenciais fatores de confusão. A infecção foi observada em 38,1% dos idosos. Todas as variáveis antropométricas apresentaram associação significativa com a infecção, evidenciando menores valores entre os idosos com sorologia positiva. As variáveis bioquímicas não foram associadas ao evento estudado. Os resultados evidenciaram a concomitância da doença de Chagas crônica e pior estado nutricional nessa população, reforçando a importância da avaliação nutricional entre idosos com infecção crônica pelo Tr. cruzi.El objetivo del estudio fue verificar los aspectos nutricionales asociados a la infección crónica por el Trypanosoma cruzi entre los participantes de la línea de base de una cohorte de ancianos de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil. El análisis incluyó al 84,9% (1.479 de todos los residentes con 60 años o más en la ciudad en 1997. La infección por el Tr. cruzi fue evaluada por tres testes serológicos y el perfil nutricional se caracterizó por variables antropométricas y bioquímicas. Las asociaciones se evaluaron por las razones de prevalencia e intervalos de un 95% de confianza, utilizando la regresión de Poisson robusta y ajustada por potenciales factores de confusión. La infección se observó en un 38,1% de los ancianos. Todas las variables antropométricas presentaron una asociaci

  2. Hypertension and clustering of cardiovascular risk factors in a community in Southeast Brazil: the Bambuí Health and Ageing Study

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE - A population-based prospective study was analysed to: a determine the prevalence of hypertension; b investigate the clustering of other cardiovascular risk factors and c verify whether older differed from younger adults in the pattern of clustering. METHODS - The data comprised a representative sample of the population of Bambuí, Brazil. Multiple logistic regression was used to investigate the independent association between hypertension and selected factors. RESULTS - A total of 820 younger adults (82.5% and 1494 older adults (85.9% participated in this study. The overall prevalence of hypertension was 24.8% (SE=1.4 %, being higher in women (26.9±1.5% than in men (22.0± 1.7% (p=0.033. Hypertension was positively and significantly associated with physical inactivity, overweight, hypercholesterolemia hyperglycemia and hypertriglyceridemia. The coexistence of hypertension with 4 or more of these risk factors occurred 6 times more than expected by chance, after adjusting for age and sex (OR=6.3; 95%CI: 3.4-11.9. The pattern of risk factor clustering in hypertensive individuals differed with age. CONCLUSION - Our results reinforce the need to increase detection and treatment of hypertension and to approach patients' global risk profiles.

  3. Birth cohort differences in the use of medications in a Brazilian population of older elderly: the Bambuí cohort study of aging (1997 and 2008

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    Antônio Ignácio de Loyola Filho

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This study examined differences in the use of medications in two birth cohorts (born from 1916 to 1926 and from 1927 to 1937 among older elderly in the population-based cohort study in Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The study used data on participants who were 71-81 years of age in the baseline survey in 1997 (n = 492 and in the 11th wave, in 2008 (n = 620. The number of medications currently consumed (mean = 4.6 and 3.4, respectively and prevalence of polypharmacy (46.6% and 29.1%, respectively were higher in the more recent cohort as compared to the earlier one. These differences were independent of gender, age, schooling, number of medical visits in the previous 12 months, and number of chronic conditions. The more recent cohort showed significant differences in the use of psychoactive drugs, lipid modifying agents, drugs for diabetes, and antithrombotic agents, as well as changes in drugs used for arterial hypertension. In general, these changes are consistent with those observed in elderly populations in high-income countries.

  4. Propriedades físicas e mecânicas do colmo inteiro do bambu da espécie Guadua angustifolia Physical and mechanical properties of the whole culm of bamboo of the Guadua angustifolia species

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    Khosrow Ghavami

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta os resultados de recentes pesquisas sobre o bambu da espécie Guadua angustifolia, realizadas na Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, no qual foram determinadas as propriedades físicas, mecânicas e meso-estruturais dos colmos inteiros. O principal objetivo deste estudo é apresentar, aos profissionais, a possibilidade de usarem o bambu como elemento estrutural. Os resultados apresentados permitirão aos engenheiros e arquitetos selecionar, em seus projetos, as dimensões requeridas, como diâmetro, espessura e distância internodal, tensões de flexão, tensões máximas de tração, compressão e cisalhamento. Estão apresentadas a variação da fração volumétrica ao longo da espessura do bambu e suas propriedades mecânicas ao longo do comprimento total do colmo estudado.This work presents recent research results concerning the bamboo Guadua angustifolia carried out at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Rio de Janeiro, in which the physical, mechanical and meso-structural properties of the whole bamboo culms were determined. The main objective of this study is to make it possible for professionals to use bamboo more frequently as a structural element. The obtained results allow the engineers and architects to choose for their projects the required dimensions such as diameter, thickness and internodal distance, bending stresses, maximum tensile, compression and shearing stresses. The changing of the volumetric fraction along the bamboo thickness and their mechanical properties along the total length of the studied bamboo culms are presented.

  5. Projeto Bambuí: estudo de base populacional dos fatores associados com o uso regular de serviços odontológicos em adultos The Bambuí Project: a population-based study of factors associated with regular dental care in adults

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    Divane Leite Matos

    2001-06-01

    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.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

  6. Reinfestação do município de Bambuí por Triatomíneos transmissôres da doença de Chagas

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    João Carlos Pinto Dias

    1968-01-01

    Full Text Available Levantamentos realizados em Bambuí, em 9 localidades, demonstram que a repopulação de triatomíneos vai se fazendo paulatinamente a custa de "focos residuais" e Municípios vizinhos infestados. A espécie preponderante é o P. Megistus, havendo pequena porcentagem de focos de T. infestans, indicando maiores possibilidades de combate a esta espécie com os esquemas atuais. Edifícios de alvenaria primitiva parecem constituir maior problema profilático de "cafuas'. A infecção dos triatomíneos capturados permanece bastante baixa. São feitos comentários sôbre práticas de profilaxia e ressaltada a importância dos levantamentos periódicos em regiões endêmicas.Statistical studies made in Bambuí (9 localities, show that the sprouting anew and the multiplication of the triatomidae are processing themselves slowly through the residual foci and from the bordering districts. The principal species is P. megistus, there being a small percentage of T. infestans, leading its greater possibilities of exterminating this species with the present schemes. Buildings of primitive masonry seem to be a greater prophilatic problems than the mud huts. Infection of the captured triatomidae remain very low. Comments on phophylatical performances are made, emphasis being put on the importance of periodical researches in endemic regions.

  7. 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

  8. Birth cohort differences in anthropometric measures in the older elderly: the Bambuí cohort study of aging (1997 and 2008 Diferenças de coorte de nascimento nas medidas antropométricas de idosos mais velhos: estudo de coorte de idosos de Bambuí (1997 e 2008

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    Aline Dayrell Ferreira Sales

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of birth cohort on nutritional status among older elderly (71-81 years old from the Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging, conducted in Brazil in 1997 and 2008. We compared the two birth cohorts - 1916-1926 (older cohort and 1927-1937 (recent cohort - considering body mass index (BMI = weight/height², waist circumference (WC and prevalence of overweight (BMI ³ 27kg/m². BMI (β = 0.09, 95%CI: 0.04, 0.15 and prevalence of overweight (PR = 1.02; 95%CI: 1.01; 1.03 were higher in the recent cohort than the earlier cohort, regardless of sex and schooling. No difference was observed in WC. Stratified by sex, similar overall trends were observed for men, and WC was higher in the recent cohort. Among women there was no difference in BMI and overweight, but WC was lower in the recent cohort. The cohort effect was greater among older men and, in the near future, may result in greater prevalence of overweight in this group.Este estudo avaliou o efeito de coorte de nascimento no estado nutricional de idosos de 71 a 81 anos, participantes em 1997 e 2008 da coorte de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Foram comparados idosos nascidos em 1916-1926 (coorte antiga e em 1927-1937 (coorte recente, quanto ao índice de massa corporal (IMC = peso/altura², circunferência da cintura (CC e proporção de sobrepeso (IMC ³ 27kg/m², utilizando-se modelos de regressão linear e de Poisson. Após ajustamento por sexo e anos de escolaridade, idosos da coorte recente em comparação à coorte antiga apresentaram maior IMC (β = 0,09; IC95%: 0,04; 0,15 e maior proporção de sobrepeso (RP = 1,02; IC95%: 1,01; 1,03, não se observando diferenças na CC. Entre os homens da coorte recente, foram observados aumentos do IMC, do sobrepeso e da CC. Entre as mulheres, constatou-se redução da CC. Os resultados mostram um efeito de coorte na piora das medidas antropométricas entre os homens, mas não entre as mulheres.

  9. 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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    Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

    2011-01-01

    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.

  10. Dyslipidemia and the risk of incident hypertension in a population of community-dwelling Brazilian elderly: the Bambuí cohort study of aging Dislipidemia e risco de incidência de hipertensão em uma população de idosos Brasileiros vivendo em comunidade: estudo de coorte de idosos de Bambuí

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    Marco Polo Dias Freitas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to examine the prognostic value of lipid parameters for incident hypertension in elderly living in a community. The study included 306 (81% from total persons aged > 60 years who were free of hypertension and of cardiovascular diseases at the baseline survey of the Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging. The cumulative incidence of hypertension over three years was 37.3%. The relative risk (RR of incident hypertension decreased 0.92 for each unit of HDL-cholesterol (95%CI: 0.86-0.99 independent of several potential confounding factors. Individuals with HDL-cholesterol in the top tercile (> 55mg/dL had a risk of hypertension halve that those in the bottom tercile (RR = 0.54; 95%CI: 0.33-0.90. Other lipid parameters had no significant effect on the outcome. High HDL-cholesterol showed an independent protective effect on subsequent development of hypertension in the elderly.O objetivo do estudo foi examinar o valor prognóstico de parâmetros lipídicos para a incidência de hipertensão arterial em idosos vivendo na comunidade. A pesquisa incluiu 306 (81% do total pessoas com idade > 60 anos que estavam livres de hipertensão e de doenças cardiovasculares na linha de base do Estudo de Coorte de Idosos de Bambuí. A incidência acumulada em três anos da hipertensão arterial foi de 37.3%. O risco relativo (RR para a incidência da hipertensão diminuiu 0,92 para cada unidade de colesterol HDL (IC95%: 0,86-0,99, independente de vários potenciais fatores de confusão. Indivíduos com colesterol HDL no tercil superior (> 55mg/dL apresentaram metade do risco de hipertensão que aqueles no tercil inferior (RR = 0,54; IC95%: 0,33-0,90. Os outros parâmetros lipídicos não apresentaram efeitos estatisticamente significantes sobre o evento. Valores mais altos de colesterol HDL apresentaram efeito protetor para o desenvolvimento da hipertensão em idosos.

  11. Consumo alimentar da população adulta segundo perfil sócio-econômico e demográfico: Projeto Bambuí

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    Bonomo Élido

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado inquérito nutricional em amostra probabilística de 546 indivíduos (idade > 18 anos, residentes na cidade de Bambuí (15 mil habitantes, Minas Gerais, Brasil, utilizando-se o Questionário Semiquantitativo de Freqüência Alimentar (QSFA. A mediana de ingestão calórica entre mulheres e homens foi de 2.807 e 3.775kcal, respectivamente. Homens ingeriram quatro vezes mais álcool que mulheres e estas, mais carboidratos, fibras e ácidos graxos polinsaturados (AGP. A distribuição de proteínas (15%, carboidratos (57% e lipídios (28% foi adequada. As proporções médias de inadequação da participação de lipídios, ácidos graxos saturados (AGS, AGP e colesterol na energia total foram, respectivamente, 36%, 50% e 90%, sendo mais pronunciadas entre os homens. A ingestão de lipídios, AGS e AGP, entre mulheres, e de lipídios e AGS entre homens, aumentou de acordo com a renda. A ingestão de AGP e fibras e a relação AGP/AGS estavam abaixo do recomendado nos dois gêneros. A dieta apresentou proporções de inadequação diferenciais, sugerindo possíveis agregados de risco à saúde da população para doenças cardiovasculares.

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

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    Matos Divane Leite

    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.

  13. 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;

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    Background and Aims A clone of the hybrid perennial C4 grass Miscanthus × giganteus (Mxg) is known for achieving exceptionally high rates of leaf CO2 uptake during chilling. This is a requisite of success in the early spring, as is the ability of the leaves to survive occasional frosts. The aim......-light-controlled environment and maintained at chilling temperatures, where they were further screened for their capacities for high-light-limited and light-saturated leaf uptake of CO2 (ΦCO2,max and Asat, respectively). Key Results For the first time, relatives of Mxg with significantly superior capacities for photosynthesis...... 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...

  14. Transgenic rice plants expressing the antifungal AFP protein from Aspergillus giganteus show enhanced resistance to the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea.

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    Coca, María; Bortolotti, Cristina; Rufat, Mar; Peñas, Gisela; Eritja, Ramón; Tharreau, Didier; del Pozo, Alvaro Martinez; Messeguer, Joaquima; San Segundo, Blanca

    2004-01-01

    The Aspergillus giganteus antifungal protein (AFP), encoded by the afp gene, has been reported to possess in vitro antifungal activity against various economically important fungal pathogens, including the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea. In this study, transgenic rice ( Oryza sativa ) constitutively expressing the afp gene was generated by Agrobacterium -mediated transformation. Two different DNA constructs containing either the afp cDNA sequence from Aspergillus or a chemically synthesized codon-optimized afp gene were introduced into rice plants. In both cases, the DNA region encoding the signal sequence from the tobacco AP24 gene was N-terminally fused to the coding sequence of the mature AFP protein. Transgenic rice plants showed stable integration and inheritance of the transgene. No effect on plant morphology was observed in the afp -expressing rice lines. The inhibitory activity of protein extracts prepared from leaves of afp plants on the in vitro growth of M. grisea indicated that the AFP protein produced by the trangenic rice plants was biologically active. Several of the T(2) homozygous afp lines were challenged with M. grisea in a detached leaf infection assay. Transformants exhibited resistance to rice blast at various levels. Altogether, the results presented here indicate that AFP can be functionally expressed in rice plants for protection against the rice blast fungus M. grisea. PMID:15159626

  15. Steam gasification of Miscanthus X Giganteus with olivine as catalyst production of syngas and analysis of tars (IR, NMR and GC/MS)

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    Steam gasification of Miscanthus X Giganteus (MXG) at high heating rate in a fluidised bed reactor with the use of olivine as catalyst was investigated. The effects of temperature (815-880 oC) on the yields and the compositions of syngas and tars were determined. The experimental results show that the gas yields and the content of H2 increase with the temperature, while the yields of tar, char and the content of CO, CO2 and CH4 in the product gas decrease. Noteworthy is that about 1.1 m3 of dry gas (at ambient conditions) per kg of dry ash free biomass were obtained with about 46% of H2 and 24% of CO by volume at 880 oC. The tars composition was determined by FTIR, NMR and GC/MS. The identification of different compounds shows mainly the presence of simple molecules. This may be facilitating the possibility of complete tar reforming process (hot gas cleaning), to improvement of the syngas yield and the decrease of the formation of pollutants. -- Highlights: → The steam gasification of Miscanthus biomass with olivine as catalyst gives encouraging preliminary results with a gas quality similar to those obtained with other biomass. → The gas so obtained has suitable specification for industrial applications as for example electricity production and feedstock for chemical synthesis like methanol. → The use of a secondary catalyst and the optimisation of the experimental conditions should increase the produced quantity of hydrogen and diminish carbon monoxide and tars.

  16. 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.

  17. Potential of the beneficial fungus Trichoderma to enhance ecosystem-service provision in the biofuel grass Miscanthus x giganteus in agriculture.

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    Chirino-Valle, Ivan; Kandula, Diwakar; Littlejohn, Chris; Hill, Robert; Walker, Mark; Shields, Morgan; Cummings, Nicholas; Hettiarachchi, Dilani; Wratten, Stephen

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    The sterile hybrid grass Miscanthus x giganteus (Mxg) can produce more than 30 t dry matter/ha/year. This biomass has a range of uses, including animal bedding and a source of heating fuel. The grass provides a wide range of other ecosystem services (ES), including shelter for crops and livestock, a refuge for beneficial arthropods, reptiles and earthworms and is an ideal cellulosic feedstock for liquid biofuels such as renewable (drop-in) diesel. In this study, the effects of different strains of the beneficial fungus Trichoderma on above- and below-ground biomass of Mxg were evaluated in glasshouse and field experiments, the latter on a commercial dairy farm over two years. Other ES benefits of Trichoderma measured in this study included enhanced leaf chlorophyll content as well as increased digestibility of the dried material for livestock. This study shows, for the first time for a biofuel feedstock plant, how Trichoderma can enhance productivity of such plants and complements other recent work on the wide-ranging provision of ES by this plant species. PMID:27117716

  18. Effect of heat wave on the Indian Flying Fox Pteropus giganteus (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Pteropodidae population from Purulia District of West Bengal, India

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    Somenath Dey

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    Full Text Available The present study was undertaken to examine the effect of heat wave on the behavior and population count of Indian Flying Fox Pteropus giganteus from a roosting colony occupying a Tamarind tree Tamarindus indica at Simla Village of Purulia District of West Bengal, India during the period from March 2010 to July 2010.  A total population comprising 250 individuals, recorded in March 2010, came down to 80 by June 2010.  Information obtained from local villagers affirmed that the roosting bat colony from the present study location was a century old and had no apparent conflicts with villagers; moreover, it was protected with reverence.  However, soaring day temperatures (with a maximum of up to 480C, recorded during May and June 2010 alongside drought were the major threats that the population faced and mass die-offs caused the population to decline during the hotter months.  Continuous fanning and belly-soaking were common behavioural features recorded during the summer months.  However, death rate due to hyperthermia and dehydration was uncommonly high. 

  19. Potential of the beneficial fungus Trichoderma to enhance ecosystem-service provision in the biofuel grass Miscanthus x giganteus in agriculture

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    Chirino-Valle, Ivan; Kandula, Diwakar; Littlejohn, Chris; Hill, Robert; Walker, Mark; Shields, Morgan; Cummings, Nicholas; Hettiarachchi, Dilani; Wratten, Stephen

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    The sterile hybrid grass Miscanthus x giganteus (Mxg) can produce more than 30 t dry matter/ha/year. This biomass has a range of uses, including animal bedding and a source of heating fuel. The grass provides a wide range of other ecosystem services (ES), including shelter for crops and livestock, a refuge for beneficial arthropods, reptiles and earthworms and is an ideal cellulosic feedstock for liquid biofuels such as renewable (drop-in) diesel. In this study, the effects of different strains of the beneficial fungus Trichoderma on above- and below-ground biomass of Mxg were evaluated in glasshouse and field experiments, the latter on a commercial dairy farm over two years. Other ES benefits of Trichoderma measured in this study included enhanced leaf chlorophyll content as well as increased digestibility of the dried material for livestock. This study shows, for the first time for a biofuel feedstock plant, how Trichoderma can enhance productivity of such plants and complements other recent work on the wide-ranging provision of ES by this plant species. PMID:27117716

  20. Factors associated with depressive symptoms measured by the 12-item General Health Questionnaire in Community-Dwelling Older Adults (The Bambuí Health Aging Study Fatores associados aos sintomas depressivos avaliados pelo General Health Questionnaire (12 itens em idosos residentes na comunidade (Projeto Bambuí

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors associated with depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older adults. METHOD: This study evaluated 1,510 participants of the Bambuí Health Aging Study baseline. The dependent variable was the presence of depressive symptoms assessed by the 12-item General Health Questionnaire and predictive variables were sociodemographic characteristics, social support network, lifestyle and health conditions. RESULTS: The prevalence of depressive symptoms was 38.5% (12-item General Health Questionnaire ≥ 5. Depressive symptoms were positively and independently associated with female gender (PR = 1.15; 95%CI 1.01-1.33, aged 80 years or over (PR = 1.22; 95%CI: 1.02-1.54 compared with 60-69 years, single (PR = 1.25; 95%CI: 1.02-1.46 or separated (PR = 1.30; 95%CI: 1.03-1.65 marital status, less than 4 years of schooling (PR = 1.42; 95%CI: 1.04-2.00, self-reported global health (reasonable: PR = 1.84; 95%CI 1.45-2.34; bad or very bad: PR = 2.44; 95%CI 1.91-3.12, incapacity or great difficulty in performing daily activities (PR = 1.39; 95%CI: 1.22-1.57 and complaint of insomnia in the last month (PR = 1.77; 95%CI: 1.22-1.99. CONCLUSION: The similarities between factors associated with depressive symptoms in this population and in others do not explain the high prevalence rates previously reported in Bambuí. These findings may guide efforts to investigate others factors to elucidate the etiopathogenesis of depression in this population.OBJETIVO: Investigar os fatores associados aos sintomas depressivos em idosos residentes na comunidade. MÉTODO: Este estudo seccional foi desenvolvido em 1.510 idosos, que correspondem a 86% do total de residentes na cidade de Bambuí-MG com 60 ou mais anos de idade. A variável dependente deste estudo é a presença de sintomas depressivos, determinada por meio do General Health Questionnaire (12 itens. As variáveis independentes incluíram características sociodemográficas, indicadores da

  1. 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

  2. Shoot growth, radiation interception and dry matter production and partitioning during the establishment phase of Miscanthus sinensis 'Giganteus' grown at two densities in the UK

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    Photosynthetic area index (PAI), radiation interception (I) and dry matter partitioning between shoots and roots were measured for Miscanthus sinensis‘Giganteus' grown from micro-propagated transplants on a fertile peaty loam soil in eastern England. In the establishment year, Miscanthus plants produced 35 and 70 shoots plant-1 at densities of 4.0 and 1.8 plants m-2 respectively. At the higher density, there were 140 shoots m-2 with the largest reaching a height of 1.8 m; these canopies attained a maximum PAI of 5.45, intercepting 94% of incident radiation. Leaf lamina contributed c. 90% of total photosynthetic area with stems contributing the remainder. At the lower density, maximum PAI and I values were 2.88 and 86% respectively. PAI was related to I by calculating attenuation coefficients (k); these indicated that Miscanthus canopies were more effective at intercepting radiation per unit PAI at the lower density (k= -0.31) compared with the higher density (k= -0.20). Radiation interception was related to dry matter accumulated by calculating conversion efficiencies (e). At 4 plants m-2, × for shoot dry matter production was 1.17g MJ-1. Miscanthus partitioned a relatively large amount of total dry matter into below-ground biomass. By plant senescence, c. 30% of total dry matter had been partitioned into root and rhizome; rhizome biomass contributed 80% of below-ground dry matter, × increased to 1.62 g MJ-1 when calculated on a total dry matter basis (shoot + root + rhizome). Total dry matter production was increased 68% by a 2.2-fold increase in plant density. (author)

  3. 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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    Full Text Available 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.

  4. Comparison of Arundo donax L. and Miscanthus x giganteus in a long-term field experiment in Central Italy: Analysis of productive characteristics and energy balance

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    Miscanthus x giganteus (miscanthus) and Arundo donax L. (giant reed) are two perennial crops which have been received particular attention during the last decade as bioenergy crops. The main aim of the present study was to compare the above-ground biomass production and the energy balance of these perennial rhizomatous grasses in a long-term field experiment. The crops were cultivated from 1992 to 2003 in the temperate climate of Central Italy with 20,000 plants ha-1, 100-100-100 kg N, P2O5, K2O per hectare, and without irrigation supply. For each year of trial, biomass was harvested in autumn to estimate biometric characteristics and productive parameters. Besides, energy analysis of biomass production was carried out determining energy output, energy input, energy efficiency (output/input) and net energy yield (output-input). Results showed high above-ground biomass yields over a period of 10 years for both species, with better productive performances in giant reed than in miscanthus (37.7 t DM ha-1 year-1vs 28.7 t DM ha-1 year-1 averaged from 2 to 12 years of growth). Such high yields resulted positively correlated to number of stalks (miscanthus), plant height and stalk diameter (giant reed). Moreover, these perennial species are characterised by a favourable energy balance with a net energy yield of 467 and 637 GJ ha-1 (1-12 year mean) for miscanthus and giant reed respectively. With such characteristics, both grasses could be proposed as biomass energy crops in Southern Europe with a significant and environmentally compatible contribution to energy needs

  5. Seasonal nutrient dynamics and biomass quality of giant reed (Arundo donax L. and miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus Greef et Deuter as energy crops

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The importance of energy crops in displacing fossil fuels within the energy sector in Europe is growing. Among energy crops, the use of perennial rhizomatous grasses (PRGs seems promising owing to their high productivity and their nutrient recycling that occurs during senescence. In particular, nutrient requirements and biomass quality have a fundamental relevance to biomass systems efficiency. The objective of our study was to compare giant reed (Arundo donax L. and miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus Greef et Deuter in terms of nutrient requirements and cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin content. This aim was to identify, in the Mediterranean environment, the optimal harvest time that may combine, beside a high biomass yield, high nutrient use efficiency and a good biomass quality for second generation biofuel production. The research was carried out in 2009, in San Piero a Grado, Pisa (Central Italy; latitude 43°41’ N, longitude 10°21’ E, on seven-year-old crops in a loam soil characterised by good water availability. Maximum above-ground nutrient contents were generally found in summer. Subsequently, a decrease was recorded; this suggested a nutrient remobilisation from above-ground biomass to rhizomes. In addition, miscanthus showed the highest N, P, and K use efficiency, probably related to its higher yield and its C4 pathway. Regarding biomass quality, stable values of cellulose (38%, hemicelluloses (25% and lignin (8% were reported from July onwards in both crops. Hence, these components appear not to be discriminative parameters in the choice of the harvest time in the Mediterranean environment. In conclusion, our results highlighted that, in our environment, a broad harvest period (from late autumn to winter seems suitable for these PRGs. However, further research is required to evaluate the role of rhizomes in nutrient storage and supply during the growing season, as well as ecological and productive performances in marginal

  6. 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. PMID:12640505

  7. Physical activity and all-cause mortality among older Brazilian adults: 11-year follow-up of the Bambuí Health and Aging Study

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Juciany RO Ramalho,1 Juliana VM Mambrini,1 Cibele C César,1,2 César M de Oliveira,3 Josélia OA Firmo,1 Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa,1 Sérgio V Peixoto1,4 1Rene Rachou Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, 2Department of Statistics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 3Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK; 4Nursing School, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Objective: To investigate the association between physical activity (eg, energy expenditure and survival over 11 years of follow-up in a large representative community sample of older Brazilian adults with a low level of education. Furthermore, we assessed sex as a potential effect modifier of this association.Materials and methods: A population-based prospective cohort study was conducted on all the ≥60-year-old residents in Bambuí city (Brazil. A total of 1,606 subjects (92.2% of the population enrolled, and 1,378 (85.8% were included in this study. Type, frequency, and duration of physical activity were assessed in the baseline survey questionnaire, and the metabolic equivalent task tertiles were estimated. The follow-up time was 11 years (1997–2007, and the end point was mortality. Deaths were reported by next of kin during the annual follow-up interview and ascertained through the Brazilian System of Information on Mortality, Brazilian Ministry of Health. Hazard ratios (95% confidence intervals [CIs] were estimated by Cox proportional-hazard models, and potential confounders were considered.Results: A statistically significant interaction (P<0.03 was found between sex and energy expenditure. Among older men, increases in levels of physical activity were associated with reduced mortality risk. The hazard ratios were 0.59 (95% CI 0.43–0.81 and 0.47 (95% CI 0.34–0.66 for the second and third tertiles, respectively. Among older women, there was no significant association

  8. Aspectos sobre la distribución y la ecología de los bambúes de Colombia (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) Aspectos sobre la distribución y la ecología de los bambues de Colombia (Poaceae: Bambusoideae)

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    Londoño Ximena

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    Este estudio es un análisis de la distribución geográfica y altitudinal de los bambúes nativos de Colombia, discutiendo separadamente las dos supertribus de la subfamilia Bambusoideae: Olyrodae (bambues herbáceos) y Bambusodae (bambues leñosos).  En Colombia, la mayor cant idad de especies de Olyrodae (64%) se encuentran en la región  Amazónica, entre 0 y 500 m de altitud y la mayor diversidad en el Chocó: 95% de las especies leñosas se concentran en la región Andina, entre los 2000 y 3000 m,...

  9. 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; Khosrow Ghavami; Normando P. Barbosa

    2003-01-01

    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 mesm...

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

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    Anísio Azzini

    1985-01-01

    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.

  11. 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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    Jussara Mendonça Alvarenga

    2009-03-01

    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

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

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    C. V. Oliveira

    1998-12-01

    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

  13. Differences in self-rated health among older adults according to socioeconomic circumstances: the Bambuí Health and Aging Study Diferenças na estrutura da auto-avaliação da saúde em idosos com diferente situação sócio-econômica: Projeto Bambuí

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    Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Self-rated health is influenced by socioeconomic circumstances, but related differences in its structure have received little attention. The objective of this study was to examine whether self-rated health structure differs according to socioeconomic circumstances in later life. The study included 1,505 individuals (86.4% residing in Bambui and aged 60 years or older. Correlates of self-rated health among lower-income older adults (monthly household income A influência da situação sócio-econômica na estrutura da percepção da saúde dos idosos tem recebido pouca atenção. O objetivo foi verificar se a estrutura da percepção da saúde difere em idosos mais pobres em comparação àqueles com melhor poder aquisitivo (renda mensal familiar 2 salários mínimos. O estudo incluiu 1.505 idosos (> 60 anos de idade residentes na cidade de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil. A satisfação com a rede social surgiu com maior força na estrutura da percepção da saúde entre os mais pobres. Entre esses, sintomas depressivos e ansiosos estavam associados com a auto-avaliação da saúde, ao passo que os idosos com melhor poder aquisitivo apresentavam uma percepção da saúde mais ampla, que incluía sintomas depressivos e ansiosos, insônia, infecção pelo Trypanossoma cruzi, medicamentos utilizados e acesso aos serviços de saúde. Consultas a médicos e hospitalizações apresentaram-se associadas à auto-avaliação da saúde em ambos os grupos. Estes resultados apontam para importantes diferenças na estrutura da percepção da saúde em idosos com menor ou maior renda familiar e reforçam a necessidade de políticas para reduzir as desigualdades em saúde dessa população.

  14. 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

    2007-04-01

    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

  15. Investigation of in situ and ex situ catalytic pyrolysis of miscanthus × giganteus using a PyGC-MS microsystem and comparison with a bench-scale spouted-bed reactor.

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

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    The objective of the present work is to explore the particularities of a micro-scale experimental apparatus with regards to the study of catalytic fast pyrolysis (CFP) of biomass. In situ and ex situ CFP of miscanthus × giganteus were performed with ZSM-5 catalyst. Higher permanent gas yields and higher selectivity to aromatics in the bio-oil were observed from ex situ CFP, but higher bio-oil yields were recorded during in situ CFP. Solid yields were comparable across both configurations. The results from in situ and ex situ PyGC were also compared with the product yields and selectivities obtained using a bench-scale, spouted-bed reactor. The bio-oil composition and overall product distribution for the PyGC ex situ configuration more closely resembled that of the spouted-bed reactor. The coke/char from in situ CFP in the PyGC was very similar in nature to that obtained from the spouted-bed reactor. PMID:25997007

  16. Prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness in Brazilian community-dwelling older adults with very low levels of schooling, and its association with sociodemographic characteristics and lifestyle: the Bambuí Health and Ageing Study (BHAS Prevalência de sonolência diurna excessiva em uma comunidade brasileira de idosos com baixa escolaridade e sua associação com características sociodemográficos e estilos de vida: Projeto Saúde e Envelhecimento Bambuí

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    Cláudia Hara

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Population-based studies on excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS in older adults living in less developed countries are scarce. The purpose of this paper was to estimate the prevalence of EDS and its association with sociodemographic characteristics and lifestyle factors in Brazilian community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: The study was carried out in Bambuí, a city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. EDS was defined as the presence of sleepiness in the last month occurring three or more times per week, with any interference in usual activities. The exploratory variables were: gender, age, skin color, marital status, schooling level, current employment status, religion, recent migration, smoking, binge drinking and physical activities during leisure time. RESULTS: Of 1,742 residents aged > 60 years, 1,514 (86.9% participated. The prevalence of EDS was 13%. After adjustment for confounders, female gender and low schooling level remained positively and independently associated with EDS. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of EDS in the study population was within the range observed in studies carried out in developed countries. The most impressive finding was the association of EDS with schooling, indicating that even in a population with low levels of schooling, this was an important factor to explain the distribution of EDS.OBJETIVO: Estudos populacionais sobre sonolência diurna excessiva (SDE em idosos conduzidos em países em desenvolvimento são escassos. A proposta do presente trabalho é estimar a prevalência de SDE e sua associação com características sociodemográficas e estilo de vida em idosos residentes em uma cidade brasileira. MÉTODOS: Este estudo foi conduzido na cidade de Bambuí, localizada no Estado de Minas Gerais. SDE foi definida como presença de sonolência no último mês ocorrendo pelo menos três vezes por semana, com prejuízo das atividades. As variáveis exploratórias foram sexo, idade, cor da pele, estado

  17. Soluble Protein,Superoxide Dismutase, Peroxidase,Polyphenol Oxidase and Catalase Levels in Panus giganteus Fruit Bodies Grown on Substrates Supplemented with Different Concentrations of Germanium%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

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    2014-01-01

    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.%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)。

  18. Avaliação da partida e operação de filtros anaeróbios tendo bambu como material de recheio Start up evaluation and operation of anaerobic filters filled up with bamboo

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    Adriano Luiz Tonetti

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, foram constituídos três filtros anaeróbios com volume de 500 L preenchidos com anéis de bambu, operando-os com tempo de detenção hidráulica de nove horas. O objetivo foi a determinação do período de partida sem o emprego de inóculo adaptado e a obtenção da eficiência no tratamento de esgoto doméstico, empregando-se um tempo de detenção hidráulica inferior às 12 horas sugeridas pela NBR 7229. Na avaliação do sistema, fez-se uso do carbono orgânico dissolvido, da demanda química de oxigênio, da demanda bioquímica de oxigênio, pH e alcalinidade, evidenciando quanto ao carbono orgânico dissolvido, a necessidade de 19 semanas para que se alcançasse o equilíbrio dinâmico nos reatores. Após esse período, a remoção atingiu 81,4 ± 6,4%. Os resultados demonstraram que o uso de um recheio alternativo nos filtros anaeróbios possibilitou uma eficiência similar a encontrada com materiais tradicionais, mesmo adotando-se um tempo de detenção hidráulica inferior ao indicado pela norma brasileira.In this paper, three anaerobic filters with 500 L volume were constructed and filled up with bamboo rings, operating with a nine hour hydraulic retention time. The aim was to determinate the start up period without using adapted sludge and reaching efficiency in a wastewater treatment, by deploying hydraulic detention time lower than the 12 hours suggested by the NBR 7229. In the system evaluation, it was used the dissolved organic carbon, chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand, pH, and alkalinity, showing in terms of dissolved organic carbon, the need of 19 weeks to reach dynamic equilibrium in the reactors. After this period, the removal achieved 81.4 ± 6.4%. Results showed that using an alternative package in anaerobic filters made possible to have an efficacy similar to the one reached with traditional materials, even with the hydraulic detention time lower than the one suggested by the Brazilian law.

  19. Sacarificação da serragem de bambu visando ao estabelecimento de um método de determinação de amido Saccharification of bamboo sawing for starch determination

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    Anísio Azzini

    1986-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente estudo, determinaram-se as condições de hidrólise da serragem de colmo de bambu (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad., visando ao estabelecimento de um método de determinação de amido. Os resultados obtidos mostram que as condições mais adequadas de sacarificação de amido na serragem foram obtidas em solução de ácido sulfúrico na concentração de 2% (v/v, após 60 minutos de reação sob refluxo, empregando-se uma relação de 1:30, entre a quantidade de serragem e o volume da solução. Nessas condições, o teor de amido no colmo (A foi calculado em função do rendimento em glicose proveniente da hidrólise do amido (Gh, do teor de glicose na serragem (Ga e do fator de conversão de glicose para amido (0,9, através da seguinte expressão: A = (Gh - Ga x 0,9.Saccharification conditions of bamboo sawing (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. were determined for the stablishment of an analytic method for starch determination in bamboo culm. The results showed that the best conditions for sawing saccharification were obtained with a 2.0% (v/v sulfuric acid solution after 60 minutes of reaction under heating, using the relationship 1:30 (w/v between the quantity of bamboo sawing and the volume of the acid solution. In this conditions the starch content in the bamboo culm was calculated by the following expressions: A = (Gh - Ga x 0.9, where: A = starch content in the bamboo sawing, expressed in percentage (oven dry; Gh = glucose yield, obtained from starch saccharification, expressed in percentage (oven dry; Ga = glucose content in the bamboo sawing, expressed in percentage (oven dry; 0.9 = conversion factor from glucose to starch.

  20. 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; Khosrow Ghavami; Normando P. Barbosa

    2003-01-01

    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 cilíndrico...

  1. 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.

  2. Oriented Strand Board Bermutu Tinggi dari Bambu

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    Ismail, Ardiansyah

    2010-01-01

    High quality Oriented Strand Board (OSB) made from bamboo could subtitute wood as material building. The raw material OSB production made from three species bamboo, namely hitam bamboo, betung bamboo and tali bamboo, bonded by isocyanat adhesive. This research based on Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) A 5908 : 2003, with dimension target 25 cm x 25 cm x 1,5 cm, and density 0,8 gr/cm3. Adhesive 7 % based on oven dry strands weight. OSB were condition for 2 weeks, and than be sawed to be sam...

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Exportação de macronutrientes em cultivos comerciais de bambu no tabuleiro costeiro do estado da Paraíba Macronutrient exportation in commercial sites of bamboo at the coastal tableland of the state of Paraíba

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    Milton Costa Lima Neto

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Amostras de solo e de cavaco de bambu (Bambusa vulgaris com 11 meses de idade (rebrota foram coletadas em sítios comerciais localizados no Estado da Paraíba, com o objetivo de avaliar a produção de biomassa de colmos e galhos e o conteúdo e exportação de macronutrientes. O solo foi analisado quanto à fertilidade, e nos cavacos foram efetuadas determinações analíticas dos macronutrientes minerais. A quantidade exportada de cada nutriente foi calculada pela multiplicação do seu teor no cavaco, pela produtividade de cavacos de cada talhão. A produtividade dos cavacos, em toneladas por hectare, foi estimada através da multiplicação da produtividade real, obtida em cada parcela, pelo fator de conversão oriundo da relação entre 1 ha e a área da parcela. O solo da fazenda Mamoaba mostrou teores de Na, K, P, Fe, Zn e Mn superiores aos da fazenda Garapu. O teor de matéria orgânica no solo seguiu esta ordem: Garapu 2 > Garapu 1 > Mamoaba. A fazenda Garapu apresentou maior produtividade do que a fazenda Mamoaba, provavelmente devido aos maiores índices pluviométricos. Os cavacos analisados exportaram aproximadamente duas vezes mais K do que N, sendo P e S os macronutrientes menos exportados pela cultura. Os teores dos macronutrientes acumulados nos cavacos, bem como a quantidade exportada, seguiram a mesma ordem em todos os sítios estudados: K>N>Ca>Mg>P>S. Os programas de adubação da espécie de bambu estudada devem priorizar o fornecimento de nitrogênio, potássio e cálcio.Samples of soil and bamboo chips (Bambusa vulgaris 11 months in age (regrowth were collected at commercial sites, located in the state of Paraíba (Brazil, aiming to evaluate the stem and branch biomass production, and the content and export of nutrients. The soil was analyzed for fertility and chips had analytical determinations made of mineral nutrients. The export quantity of each nutrient was calculated by multiplying the amount contained in the chip

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

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    IN. Simpen; IM. Sutha Negara; I.A.G. Widihati

    2012-01-01

    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, an...

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

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

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    Widya Fatriasari; Wasrin Syafii; Nyoman J Wistara; Khaswar Syamsu; Bambang Prasetya

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    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 gr...

  13. 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.

  14. Centro de entrenamiento y desarrollo del bambu Mbeya - Tanzania

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    Espinosa Benito, Jaime

    2010-01-01

    Informe Final del estudiante sobre su estancia en Mbeya (Tanzania), trabajando con la cooperativa Mbeya Bamboo Women Group, dentro del Programa de Ayudas PFCD-2010 de la UPM. El proyecto pretendía potenciar el uso del bambú en Tanzania, aprovechando la coyuntura que ofrecía el Plan MKUKUTA, de implantación nacional para el crecimiento económico y la reducción de la pobreza, centrándose en el uso del bambú rollizo y especialmente en su empleo para fines constructivos.

  15. KARAKTERISTIK PAPAN PARTIKEL DARI BAMBU TANPA MENGGUNAKAN PEREKAT

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    Suhasman; Massijaya, M.Y.; Hadi, Y.S.; Santoso, A

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyze the phisycal and mechanical properties of binderless particleboard using bamboo as raw materials. Andong bamboo (Gigantochloa pseudoarundinaceae) used in this study was taken from Bogor area. Bamboo was converted using hammer mill and air dried subsequently. The particle zise was passed of the 20 mesh screener. Three types pretreatment were used to prepare the particle, namely : 1) water boiling for 30 and 60 minutes, 2) oxydation using hydrogen peroxy...

  16. Pengaruh Campuran Jenis Bambu Terhadap Kualitas Oriented Strand Board

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    Purba, Adiaman R.I

    2015-01-01

    Currently, there are some problems in the development of the timber industry that is a lack of the raw materials of solid wood, thus giving a rise to alternative solutions use non-wood raw material is used as a material in the timber industry one is bamboo. Indonesia is one of countries that has the high diversity of bamboo. Based on these problems arose innovation to make OSB from the combination of bamboo. This study used the tali bamboo and betung bamboo, bonded with 5% of isocyanate. The ...

  17. Kekuatan Tekan dan Flexural Material Komposit Serat Bambu Epoksi

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    Agustinus Purna Irawan; I Wayan Sukania

    2013-01-01

    Natural fiber composite to be one good choice to substitute synthetic fiber composite. One of the abundance of natural fiber is bamboo fiber. This study aims to develop and obtain the mechanical characteristics of bamboo fiber composite with epoxy matrix that will be implemented on the socket prosthesis product. Testing was conducted involve the compressive strength according ASTM D 695, flexural strength according ASTM D 730-03, and compressive failure test of socket prototype product accord...

  18. 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...

  19. Karakteristik Papan Komposit Polimer Dari Bambu Dan Plastik Daur Ulang

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    Sigiro, Julius Zakson

    2011-01-01

    Polymer composite board made from bamboo could alternative subtitute wood as structural and non structural material. The raw material polymer composite board production made from mix bamboo (consist of three species bamboo, namely hitam bamboo, betung bamboo and tali bamboo) and pure betung bamboo bonded by polypropylene and polyethylene matrix. This research based on Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) A 5908 - 2003, with dimension target 20 cm x 20 cm x 1 cm, and density 0,9 gr/cm3. Raw mate...

  20. Analisa Kekuatan Komposit Lamina Serat Bambu Akibat Beban Siklik

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    Arma, Lukmanul Hakim; Abbas, Hammada; Leonard, Johannes

    2011-01-01

    The studies of composites are being focused on natural fiber composites as potential alternative materials to substitute fiber glass composites. Beside mechanical advantages, natural fibers have main superiorities namely biodegradable, naturally produced, and sustainable. The objectives of this research are to create and analysis the strength and mechanics characteristics of bamboo fibers composite after cyclic loading. Bamboo-polyester laminates constitute of 60% (by volume) bamboo flour-fil...

  1. Kekuatan Tekan dan Flexural Material Komposit Serat Bambu Epoksi

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    Agustinus Purna Irawan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Natural fiber composite to be one good choice to substitute synthetic fiber composite. One of the abundance of natural fiber is bamboo fiber. This study aims to develop and obtain the mechanical characteristics of bamboo fiber composite with epoxy matrix that will be implemented on the socket prosthesis product. Testing was conducted involve the compressive strength according ASTM D 695, flexural strength according ASTM D 730-03, and compressive failure test of socket prototype product according ISO 10328. Based on the results testing, obtained compressive strength of 41.44 MPa, flexural strength of 98.32 MPa, and compressive failure maximum of socket prosthesis prototype made ​​from bamboo fiber epoxy composites 87.1 ± 4.3 kN. The result show that strength of bamboo fiber epoxy composite has potential to be developed further as socket prosthesis and other engineering materials.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Analisis Ekonomi dan Kontribusi Tanaman Bambu terhadap Pendapatan Masyarakat

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    Rajagukguk, Valentino Afrio

    2015-01-01

    Bamboo is a forest’s plant that has many benefit, but it doesn’t use by the society around the forest. This study aim is to determine the economic value and the contribution of bamboo for the society income. This research was using purposive sampling technique. Based on the research, the bamboo growth at altitude of 700-1.100 mdpl, while the highest economic value of bamboo is Rp. 3.600.000/year and the lowest economic value is Rp. 700.000/year, the highest contribution of bamboo for society ...

  5. Bambu como matéria-prima para papel: III - Estudos sôbre o emprego de quatro espécies de Bambusa,na produção de celulose sulfato Bamboo as a raw material for the pulp and paper industry: III - Study of Bambusa nutans Wallich, B. tulda Roxb., B. stenostachya Häckel and B. beecheyana Munro, in the production of kraft pulp

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    Dirceu Ciaramello

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    Full Text Available Dando seqüência ao estudo do bambu como matéria-prima para as indústrias de celulose e papel, foram determinadas as características tecnológicas de quatro espécies tropicais exóticas, com bom desenvolvimento nas condições ecológicas do Estado de São Paulo. Em cozimentos efetuados pelo processo sulfato constataram-se diferenças significativas entre as espécies, tanto em rendimento quanto no grau de deslignificação da celulose. Bambusa tulda foi a espécie com maior rendimento de celulose, ao passo que o menor número de perman-ganato foi obtido com B. stenostachya. Quanto as características físico-mecânicas do papel, esta última espécie foi a que apresentou maior comprimento de auto-ruptura e maior índice de estouro. A celulose obtida de B. nutans foi a mais resistente ao rasgo. Tanto com referência a dimensões de fibras como a rendimento em celulose e as características fisico-mecânicas do papel, B. beecheyana mostrou-se sempre inferior às demais.Culms 2-3 years old of Bambusa nutans, B. tulda, B. stenostachya and B. beecheyana were studied in the production of kraft pulp. All these species proved to grow well in the soil and climate conditions of São Paulo State. Dimensions of the culms, their basic density and the dimension of the fibers are given. Coockings, in number of 5 for each specie, were made by the sulfate process for 60 minutes at 160 ± 2°C, using 13.55% NaOH and 4.4% Na2S. The results showed differences among species, relating to the yield and permanganate number of the pulp. The best yield was 42.35% of umbleached cellulose with 15.7 NP for Bambusa tulda and the worst was 35.27 with 17.24 NP, for Bambusa beecheyana. Handmade sheets, with 60 g/s.m., were submited to the mechanical tests showing effect of species on the quality of pulp.

  6. The Identities of Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees et Arn. ex Munro and Dendrocalamus parishii Munro(Bambusoideae) from China%国产牡竹属野龙竹和版纳甜龙竹的订正

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    郭永兵; 夏念和

    2010-01-01

    通过对模式标本和原始文献的研究,确认、、、、、等重要专著中广泛使用的版纳甜龙竹学名Dendrocdanus hamittonii Nees et Arn.为错误鉴定,其正确学名为D.parishii Munro;野龙竹(D.semiscandens Hsueh et D.Z.Li)为D.ham iltonii Nees et Arn.的异名.

  7. 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; Sudaryanto; Dwi Juli Setyowati

    2011-01-01

    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...

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

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    Sandhi M. Barreto

    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.

  9. Pembuatan dan Karakterisasi Mekanik dan Akustik Papan Komposit Polyester dengan Pengisi Serat Bambu

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    Harahap, Elsa Eka Putri

    2015-01-01

    Hasconducted research and manufacture of mechanical and acoustic characterization of polyester composite boards with bamboo fiber filler. The composite is made with bamboo fiber composition of 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, respectively MEKPO added catalyst 1% of the volume polyester as speaker, then poured in molds and pressed 20min at 500C. Results include bamboo fiber composite density values of 0.74gr/cm3to1.03gr/cm3, tensile strength values of 4, 33N/mm2to9.05N/mm2, impac stre...

  10. 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.

  11. Study Penggunaan Bambu Sebagai Material Alternative Pembuatan Kapal Kayu dengan Metode Wooden Ship Planking System

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    Kembara Rizal Ramadhana; Heri Supomo

    2013-01-01

    Kapal kayu merupakan sarana transportasi tradisional yang hingga saat ini masih banyak digunakan oleh masyarakat Indonesia dalam kehidupan sehari-hari, baik itu untuk sarana transportasi, niaga maupun sarana rekreasi. Dalam proses produksinya, kapal kayu banyak sekali menggunakan kayu berjenis kayu jati. Namun, seiring berjalannya waktu kayu jati kini mulai mengalami kelangkaan serta harganya yang merangkak naik mencapai Rp 24.000.000,00 per meter kubik nya. Tugas akhir ini bertujuan untuk me...

  12. Pengaruh Panjang Strand terhadap Kualitas Oriented Strand Board dari Bambu Tali (Gigantochloa apus Kurz.)

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    Idris, Muhammad

    2016-01-01

    The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of strand length on OSB quality made from Tali bamboo. Variation of strand length that used in this research was 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 cm. The size of boards, thickness and density target were 25x25 cm2, 1 cm, and 0,7 g/cm3 respectively. OSB was manufactured in three layer with perpendicular strand orientation for each layers. Layers ratio in face:core:back was 1:2:1. The amount of 5% Isocyanate resin (H3M type) with 98% solid content f...

  13. PENGARUH UKURAN PARTIKEL TERHADAP SIFAT FISIK DAN MEKANIS PAPAN PARTIKEL TANPA PEREKAT BERBAHAN BAKU BAMBU

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    Suhasman; Massijaya, M.Y.; Hadi, Y.S.; Santoso, A

    2010-01-01

    The succesfull of oxidation process in binderless particleboard manufacturing is expected to be influenced by accessibility of chemical component of bamboo particles by oxidator. Therefore there is an optimum particle dimensions which capable to produce particleboard with the best characteristics. This study was aimed to determine the optimal size of particle in the manufacture of binderless particleboard by using bamboo as raw material. Andong bamboo particles (Gigangtochloa p...

  14. Pemanfaatan Serat Bambu Sebagai Campuran Gipsum Untuk Pembuatan Profil Plafon Dengan Bahan Pengikat Lateks Akrilik

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    Paino

    2011-01-01

    Has conducted research and testing of gypsum to the profile by adding bamboo fiber rope Giaganto chlocapus) and acrylic latex binder. From the testing that has been conducted found that physical properties of materials (density) decreased in line with the addition of fiber. The maximum density of 2.07 gr/cm3 occur on the composition of gypsum: fibers: acrylic latex: 395:05: 100. Water uptake increased in line with the addition of bamboo fiber which maximum absorption occurs at 40.51% on the c...

  15. Karakteristik Papan Serat Berkerapatan Sedang yang Dibuat dari Serat Bambu Betung Proses CMP Sederhana

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    Manurung, Orina Martha Mastiur

    2011-01-01

    The ability of fiberboard to resist water absorption always become barriers to the use of fiberboard as an exterior product, therefore this research observed the addition of additive for pushing water in order that the dimension can be stable. The purpose of this study was to characteristic of fiberboard made of betung bamboo fibers thought simple CMP (Chemical Mechanical Pulping) process with the addition of additive of paraffin and ceramics. Factor treatment used was the addition of differ...

  16. Karakteristik Papan Semen Dari Tiga Jenis Bambu Dengan Penambahan Katalis Magnesium Klorida (MgCl2)

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    Sibarani, Irvan Panogari

    2012-01-01

    The research objective was to evaluate the quality of cement board about physical and mechanical properties of cement board and its resistance to termite attack. Boards were made with size 25 cm x 25 cm x 1 cm and 1,2 g/cm3 density variations on a combination of three bamboo species (Tali bamboo, Betung bamboo, Hitam bamboo), and levels of cement (2,50%, 2,75%, 3,00%) with the addition of magnesium chloride catalyst. Physical properties of cement board completed JIS A 5417-1992 was the moistu...

  17. Indian flying fox Pteropus giganteus colony in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Sri Lanka

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available A colony of Indian flying foxes in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens near Kandy, Sri Lanka, was spread over 20 hectares and numbered 24,480 bats in September 2002. The number of bats per tree varied between ten and 1200. The median value was low (= 50 bats per tree and half of the trees contained between 30 and 100 bats. The mean density was c. 1200 bats per hectare, but was significantly higher along the western margin of the colony (3250 bats per hectare. Peradeniya possibly supports the largest aggregation of the Indian flying fox known currently.

  18. Effects of fertilizer application and dry/wet processing of Miscanthus x giganteus on bioethanol production.

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    Boakye-Boaten, Nana Abayie; Xiu, Shuangning; Shahbazi, Abolghasem; Wang, Lijun; Li, Rui; Mims, Michelle; Schimmel, Keith

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    The effects of wet and dry processing of miscanthus on bioethanol production using simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) process were investigated, with wet samples showing higher ethanol yields than dry samples. Miscanthus grown with no fertilizer, with fertilizer and with swine manure were sampled for analysis. Wet-fractionation was used to separate miscanthus into solid and liquid fractions. Dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment was employed and the SSF process was performed with saccharomyces cerevisiae and a cocktail of enzymes at 35°C. After pretreatment, cellulose compositions of biomass of the wet samples increased from 61.0-67.0% to 77.0-87.0%, which were higher than the compositions of dry samples. The highest theoretical ethanol yield of 88.0% was realized for wet processed pretreated miscanthus, grown with swine manure. Changes to the morphology and chemical composition of the biomass samples after pretreatment, such as crystallinity reduction, were observed using SEM and FTIR. These changes improved ethanol production. PMID:26773953

  19. Actividade antioxidante de cogumelos silvestres comestíveis: Leucopaxillus giganteus, Sarcodon imbricatus e Agaricus arvensis

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    Barros, Lillian; Queirós, Bruno; Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira; Baptista, Paula

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    A azeitona de mesa é um alimento tradicionalmente incluído na dieta Mediterrânica. sendo considerada uma fonte importante de antioxidantes naturais nomeadamente composto fenólicos e vitamina E. A presença destes compostos nos alimentos tem sido relacionada com uma menor taxa de incidência de doenças coronárias nos países da Bacia do Mediterrâneo.

  20. Observation of a novel Babesia spp. in Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) in Australia

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    Dawood, Kaiser; Morgan, Jess; Busfield, Frances; Srivastava, Mukesh; Fletcher, Taryn; Sambono, Jacqueline; Jackson, Louise; Venus, Bronwyn; Philbey, Adrian; Lew-Tabor, Ala

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    The roles and epidemiological features of tick-borne protozoans are not well elicited in wildlife. Babesia spp. are documented in many domestic animals, including cattle, horses, pigs, dogs and cats. Three cases affecting eastern grey kangaroos are described. The kangaroos exhibited neurological signs, depression and marked anaemia, and microscopic examination of blood smears revealed intraerythrocytic piroplasms. One to seven intraerythrocytic spherical, oval, pyriform and irregularly-shaped...

  1. Mitigating the potential for invasive spread of the exotic biofuel crop, Miscanthus x giganteus

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    Herbaceous perennial crops are becoming a larger component of bioenergy production both in the United States and worldwide. However, there is growing concern that perennial crops pose a substantial risk of biological invasion as a result of the same traits that make them ideal for bioenergy producti...

  2. 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.

  3. KARAKTERISTIK BEBERAPA JENIS HASIL HUTAN DI HUTAN PENDIDIKAN, UNIVERSITAS HASANUDDIN. BEROTENSI SEBAGAI BAHAN BAKU PAPAN PARTIKEL

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    Yunianti, Andi Detti; Suhasman; Saad, Sahriyanti

    2013-01-01

    Beberapa jenis hasil hutan yang potensial dari Hutan Pendidikan Unhas yaitu empat jenis kayu cepat tumbuh dan tiga jenis bamboo. Keempat jenis adalah Jabon ( Antochepalus cadamba ) , lento - lento ( Arthrophyllum dive rsifolium ) dan pulai ( Alstonia spp) serta tiga jenis bambu yaitu bambu tallang ( Schizostacyum barcahycladum ), bambu parring ( Gigantochloa ater ) dan bambu gading ( Bambusa vulgaris ) menjadi obyek peneliti...

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

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    Anísio Azzini

    1981-01-01

    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.

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

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    Anísio Azzini; Antonio Luiz de Barbos Salgado; João Paulo Feijão Teixeira; Roberto Machado de Moraes

    1981-01-01

    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.

  6. 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; Supadmo Supadmo; Wihandoyo Wihandoyo; Ali Wibowo

    2015-01-01

    (The effect of palm kernel cake and palm oil sludge fermented with aspergillus sp derived from bamboo root on broiler’s fat content) 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. Res...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

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    Holme, Inger Bæksted

    1998-01-01

    0 to 300 mM. The fresh and dry weights of the suspension aggregates and the concentrations of ammonium, nitrate, proline and sugar remaining in the medium were measured at different points in time during the culture period. The results showed an almost total depletion of ammonium but a limited...... nitrate depletion of only 15 mMin both media. Proline at 12.5 to 50 mM was totally depleted during the culture period whereas approximately half the concentration remained in media with 100 to 300 mM proline. Higher fresh weight increases were obtained by the proline additions to the N6 as compared to the...

  11. Differential use of the Argentine shelf by wintering adults and juveniles southern giant petrels, Macronectes giganteus, from Patagonia

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    Blanco, Gabriela S.; Quintana, Flavio

    2014-08-01

    To study habitat use and at-sea movements of southern giant petrels (SGP) during non-breeding period, we deployed 15 satellite transmitters (six adults, nine juveniles) at Isla Arce and Isla Gran Robredo colonies in Patagonia, Argentina. Birds were instrumented during 81.4 ± 37 days. Adult birds used 74% of the Argentine shelf concentrating mainly at the shelf break, middle shelf waters, and the surroundings of the colony. After fledging, juveniles spread to the Argentine, Uruguayan and Brazilian shelves within the South Atlantic. Adults alternated at-sea excursions (12 ± 5 days) with periods at the colony of 3 ± 0.3 days. Contrarily, juveniles moved first to the shelf break and then traveled northwards reaching the south of Brazil. There was some spatial overlap between age classes, but only during the first 30 days after juveniles had fledged; thereafter there was not overlap between the areas used by both age classes. The Argentine shelf is widely used by different species offering a suitable environment for foraging; this may be why adults SGP from Patagonian colonies spend all year-round within the Argentine shelf. The identification of used areas of non-breeding SGP fills a gap in the species knowledge contributing not only to the preservation the species, but also to the management of marine areas globally recognized as important for many other Procellariiformes.

  12. 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

    2016-03-01

    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. PMID:26696605

  13. Karakteristik Beberapa Jenis Hasil Hutan di Hutan Pendidikan, Universitas Hasanuddin. Berotensi Sebagai Bahan Baku Papan Partikel

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    Yunianti, Andi Detty

    2013-01-01

    Beberapa jenis hasil hutan yang potensial dari Hutan Pendidikan Unhas yaitu empat jenis kayu cepat tumbuh dan tiga jenis bamboo. Keempat jenis adalah Jabon (Antochepalus cadamba), lento-lento (Arthrophyllum diversifolium) dan pulai (Alstonia spp) serta tiga jenis bambu yaitu bambu tallang (Schizostacyum barcahycladum), bambu parring (Gigantochloa ater) dan bambu gading (Bambusa vulgaris) menjadi obyek penelitian ini. Semua jenis akan dikembangkan sebagai papan partikel. Semua jenis diuji dan...

  14. Phylogenetic analysis of Bambusa (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) based on internal transcribed spacer sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA.

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    Sun, Ye; Xia, Nianhe; Lin, Rushun

    2005-12-01

    Phylogenetic analyses of Bambusa species were performed using internal transcribed spacer sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA. The 21 species sampled included members of Bambusa (sensu stricto), Dendrocalamopsis, Dendrocalamus, Guadua, Leleba, and Lingnania. Arundinaria gigantea was used as an outgroup. Using the maximum parsimony method with PAUP*, gaps were treated as missing states or new states. Parsimonious analysis revealed that Dendrocalamus latiflorus was closely related to the members of Dendrocalamopsis. Dendrocalamus membranaceus was a sister species to Dendrocalamus strictus. Three Dendrocalamus species were closely related to and nested in a polyphyletic Bambusa. Bambusa subaequalis was a sister species to B. multiplex, B. emeiensis to B. chungii, B. contracta to B. hainanensis, and B. flexuosa was a sister species to B. sinospinosa, B. tuldoides, B. surrecta, B. intermedia, and B. valida group, which raised doubts about the monophyly of the subgenera Bambusa (sensu stricto), Dendrocalamopsis, Leleba, and Lingnania under the genus Bambusa. PMID:16382365

  15. Differences in self-rated health among older adults according to socioeconomic circumstances: the Bambuí Health and Aging Study

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    Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Self-rated health is influenced by socioeconomic circumstances, but related differences in its structure have received little attention. The objective of this study was to examine whether self-rated health structure differs according to socioeconomic circumstances in later life. The study included 1,505 individuals (86.4% residing in Bambui and aged 60 years or older. Correlates of self-rated health among lower-income older adults (monthly household income < US$ 240.00 and higher-income seniors were assessed. Social network stood out as a major factor in the structure of self-rated health among the poorest. Psychological distress was independently associated with worse self-rated health among the poorest, while perceptions by the wealthiest were broader, including psychological distress, insomnia, Trypanosoma cruzi infection, use of medications, and access to health services. Physician visits and hospitalizations were associated with self-rated health in both groups. Our results show important differences in the structure of self-rated health according to socioeconomic circumstances and reinforce the need for policies to reduce health inequalities in later life.

  16. 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; Normando P. Barbosa; Marilia P. de Oliveira

    2012-01-01

    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 com...

  17. 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; Reni Chairani; Suryati Suryati; Suryani Manurung; Tri Riana Lestari; Sumiati Sumiati

    2012-01-01

    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 li...

  18. Cool Temperature Effects on Productivity and Photosynthesis of Two Biomass Fuel Species: Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and  Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus)

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    Mitchell, Jackson Lee Bean

    2013-01-01

    The world\\'s highest yielding crops are C4 plants due to their higher water use efficiency, nitrogen use efficiency, and productivity compared with C3 plants.  With an increasing demand for renewable resources as a result of the decreasing global supplies of fossil fuels, we need to improve our understanding of the limitations of biomass fuel feedstock to improve yields and better satisfy energy requirements.  The ability to attain the goal feedstock production in the US is limited by availab...

  19. Effects of a 20-year old Miscanthus × giganteus stand and its removal on soil characteristics and greenhouse gas emissions

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    Miscanthus is a perennial rhizomatous C4 grass with high yield potentials and low nutrient needs, thus a promising candidate for the production of cellulosic biomass. While optimal management options and yields attainable on a commercial scale are still debated, no study has yet addressed its removal and potential effects on following crops. Here, we present results from a trial involving a 20-year old Miscanthus stand on i) soil C, N, P and K stocks, compared with an adjacent field cultivated with a rotation of annual arable food crops, ii) the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions following the removal of Miscanthus and iii) the immediate short-term effects on the following land use (re-cultivation to wheat or set-aside). Compared to the adjacent field under annual crops, the Miscanthus plot had a larger soil organic C stock (by 13 t C ha−1) but a similar N stock, and lower P and K stocks (with differences of 100 kg P ha−1 and 1170 kg K ha−1, respectively). These losses imply that some degree of fertilization may be necessary as compensation. The effects of Miscanthus removal for the following wheat were significant on crop N content but negligible on grain yield. 1.5 t CO2 ha−1 of CO2 were released after the Miscanthus removal and the N2O emissions increased from 150 g N2O-N ha−1 to 493 g N2O-N ha−1 during the following year. These results highlight the importance of investigation of the end-of-life stage of perennial crops for an accurate assessment of their environmental impacts. - Highlights: • We compared a 20-year old Miscanthus plot with a rotation of annual crops. • We measured the effects of Miscanthus removal on GHG emissions. • Soil C stock increased by 13 t C ha−1 under Miscanthus but P and K stocks decreased. • Miscanthus removal caused net GHG emissions of 1.5 t CO2eq ha−1. • Removal effects on the GHG balance strongly depended of the following land-use type

  20. Reconstructing temporal variation of fluoride uptake in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) from a high-fluoride area by analysis of fluoride distribution in dentine.

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    Kierdorf, Horst; Rhede, Dieter; Death, Clare; Hufschmid, Jasmin; Kierdorf, Uwe

    2016-04-01

    Trace element profiling in the incrementally formed dentine of mammalian teeth can be applied to reconstruct temporal variation of incorporation of these elements into the tissue. Using an electron microprobe, this study analysed fluoride distribution in dentine of first and third mandibular molars of free-ranging eastern grey kangaroos inhabiting a high-fluoride area, to assess temporal variation in fluoride uptake of the animals. Fluoride content in the early-formed dentine of first molars was significantly lower than in the late-formed dentine of these teeth, and was also lower than in both, the early and the late-formed dentine of third molars. As early dentine formation in M1 takes place prior to weaning, this finding indicates a lower dentinal fluoride uptake during the pre-weaning compared to the post-weaning period. This is hypothetically attributed to the action of a partial barrier to fluoride transfer from blood to milk in lactating females and a low bioavailability of fluoride ingested together with milk. Another factor contributing to lower plasma fluoride levels in juveniles compared to adults is the rapid clearance of fluoride from blood plasma in the former due to their intense skeletal growth. The combined action of these mechanisms is considered to explain why in kangaroos from high-fluoride areas, the (early-formed) first molars are not affected by dental fluorosis while the (later-formed) third and fourth molars regularly exhibit marked to severe fluorotic lesions. PMID:26736058

  1. Observation of a novel Babesia spp. in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) in Australia

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    Dawood, Kaiser; Morgan, Jess; Busfield, Frances; Srivastava, Mukesh; Fletcher, Taryn; Sambono, Jacqueline; Jackson, Louise; Venus, Bronwyn; Philbey, Adrian; Lew-Tabor, Ala

    2013-01-01

    The roles and epidemiological features of tick-borne protozoans are not well elicited in wildlife. Babesia spp. are documented in many domestic animals, including cattle, horses, pigs, dogs and cats. Three cases affecting eastern grey kangaroos are described. The kangaroos exhibited neurological signs, depression and marked anaemia, and microscopic examination of blood smears revealed intraerythrocytic piroplasms. One to seven intraerythrocytic spherical, oval, pyriform and irregularly-shaped...

  2. An anthropologic study on strategies for addressing health problems among the elderly in Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil Um estudo antropológico sobre as estratégias para resolver problemas de saúde entre idosos de Bambuí, Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Elizabeth Uchôa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the contribution of anthropological perspectives for clarifying the mechanisms through which socioeconomic circumstances influence the strategies developed by elderly for addressing their health problems in a small Brazilian city. Interviews with 20 key-informants explored the community's broad perception of the health situation of the elderly. Life histories collected from 30 elderly women examined their own perception of their health status and their health strategies. Narratives converge in emphasising the important role played by financial factors in accessing health services and medication. Life histories also describe some damaging strategies resorted to by the elderly to deal with their lack of resources. Elderly women emphasize the crucial support they receive from their family and/or neighbours to overcome health problems. Thus, the issue of poverty is not only a matter of socioeconomic circumstances, but also the poverty of broader social networks.Este artigo utiliza a abordagem antropológica para examinar mecanismos por meio dos quais a situação socioeconômica influencia as estratégias desenvolvidas por idosos residentes em uma pequena cidade brasileira para enfrentar seus problemas de saúde. Entrevistas com vinte informantes-chave visaram à percepção da comunidade acerca da saúde do idoso. Entrevistas com trinta senhoras idosas objetivaram a percepção que elas possuíam da saúde e estratégias adotadas para resolver tais problemas. As análises mostraram que as narrativas dos dois grupos convergem na ênfase do papel desempenhado por fatores financeiros no acesso aos serviços de saúde e aos medicamentos. As histórias de vida descreveram algumas estratégias prejudiciais à saúde para fazer frente à falta de recursos. As senhoras também destacaram a importância do apoio da família e/ou de vizinhos para superar problemas relacionados à saúde. Assim, a questão da pobreza não é só econômica, mas também a pobreza das redes sociais de apoio.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    2009-07-01

    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)

  5. 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)

  6. O bagaço da cana-de-açúcar em combinação com folhas caulinares de bambu para seu emprego em chapas de partículas

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    Santos, G.J.; Battistelle, R.A.G.; Varum, H.

    2010-01-01

    O desenvolvimento e o progresso industrial beneficiaram a humanidade com muitas facilidades e avanços tecnológicos importantes. Porém, trouxeram consigo conseqüências avassaladoras como os impactos ambientais causados pela exploração indiscriminada de recursos naturais. Assim surgiam alternativas ecologicamente corretas a fim de reduzir os impactos ambientais e gerenciar da melhor forma o uso dos recursos naturais, como o de pesquisas desenvolvidas com materiais de construção alternativos. ...

  7. Caracterização física das chapas de partículas com os rejeitos oriundos da cana-de-açúcar e das folhas de bambu

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    Battistelle, R.; Lahr, F. A. R.; Varum, H.; Valarelli, I. D.

    2010-01-01

    A problemática do descarte correto dos resíduos sólidos gerados nos diferentes processos industriais faz parte das questões ambientais discutidas na atualidade. Nesse sentido, este trabalho visa estabelecer uma nova alternativa na disposição final de dois rejeitos por meio da produção compósitos para chapas de partículas e, a avaliação das propriedades físicas. O enfoque foi dado à reutilização do bagaço da cana-de-açúcar, originário do processamento da Saccharum officinarum, resíduo or...

  8. 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.

  9. 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; Fábio Minoru YAMAJI; Pamela Beatriz Moreira de OLIVEIRA; Diego Aleixo da SILVA; José Mauro Santana da SILVA; Saulo Philipe Sebastião GUERRA

    2015-01-01

    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 ...

  10. 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; Claudio S. Kenmochi; Nilton N. Cometti; Paulo M Leal

    2007-01-01

    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 experiment...

  11. Bambu como matéria prima para papel: estudo de processos de cozimento em material de Bambusa tuldoides Munro Bamboo as a raw material for the paper industry: studies of three cooking processes with Bambusa tuldoides Munro

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    Dirceu Ciaramello

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    Full Text Available Três processos de cozimento - soda, soda-enxôfre e sulfito neutro de sódio - com várias dosagens de reagente, foram estudados para a obtenção de pasta crua para papel, com material de Bambusa tuldoides Munro. Os maiores rendimentos foram obtidos com o sulfito neutro, seguido do soda-enxôfre. O emprego exclusivo da soda, em dosagem igual ou superior a 20% do pêso sêco dos cavacos, trouxe queda no rendimento. Nos testes físico-mecânicos, os papéis se mostraram altamente porosos e resistentes ao rasgo, mostrando-se o material promissor na produção de pasta não branqueada, semelhante a "kraft" de pinheiros. As diferenças, entre os diversos cozimentos, com relação às características do papel foram pouco acentuadas. Para aprodução de celulose branqueada, o processo soda-enxôfre, com 22% de NaOH e 2,2% de S, foi o mais promissor.A comparison was made of three cooking processes - soda, soda-sulfur, and neutral sodium sulfite - using four different amounts of alkalis to extract the pulp from Bambusa tuldoides Munro. Yields superior to 50% were obtained in the majority of cookings; but they decreased when 20% or more of NaOH, in relation to the dry weight of chips, were employed. The highest rate of pulp to raw material was obtained with the neutral sodium-sulfite process. The paper produced was highly porous, very good in the tearing and reasonable in folding, tensile-and bursting strength.

  12. Cultiver Miscanthus x giganteus en parcelles agricoles : du diagnostic agro-environnemental à la conception-évaluation ex ante de systèmes de culture à vocation énergétique

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    Lesur, Claire

    2012-01-01

    Second-generation biofuels could provide renewable energy while reducing the globaleconomy dependence on oil and mitigating climate change. However, their greenhouse gasemission balances, as well as their energy and environmental balances, are discussed,especially when they are produced from agricultural feedstock. The use of agriculturalfeedstock for energy purposes also raises the issue of competition with food production. Inthis context, this work contributes to the assessment of the susta...

  13. Change of Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Fruit Body Development Process of Panus giganteus%猪肚菇子实体发育过程中抗氧化酶活性的变化

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    董洪新; 程显好; 朱林; 蔡德华; 李玉

    2010-01-01

    研究猪肚菇子实体不同发育时期膜脂过氧化产物丙二醛(MDA)含量、超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)、过氧化物酶(POD)和过氧化氢酶(CAT)的活性变化情况.结果表明:随着猪肚菇子实体生长和衰老,子实体中MDA逐渐积累,膜脂过氧化程度加重:SOD和CAT活性先升高后降低,SOD、CAT活性最高值分别出现在杯形期和钉头期,而POD活性则基本稳定.因此,活性氧代谢失调引发的生物膜结构破坏是猪肚菇子实体衰老的重要原因之一.

  14. Flux d'azote dans une culture pérenne à vocation énergétique, Miscanthus x giganteus: étude expérimentale et éléments de modélisation

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    Loïc, Strullu

    2011-01-01

    L'utilisation de plantes dédiées pour la production d'énergie est souvent présentée comme l'une des solutions pour limiter le réchauffement climatique et contribuer au remplacement des énergies fossiles. La production de biocarburants sera durable si elle contribue à réduire les impacts négatifs de l'agriculture au niveau global (émissions de GES), mais aussi local (lessivage des nitrates, consommation en eau). Les cultures énergétiques doivent satisfaire ces exigences tout en alliant un rend...

  15. Flux d'azote dans une culture pérenne à vocation énergétique, Miscanthus x giganteus : étude expérimentale et éléments de modélisation

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    Strullu, Loic

    2011-01-01

    L’utilisation de plantes dédiées pour la production d’énergie est souvent présentée comme l’une des solutions pour limiter le réchauffement climatique et contribuer au remplacement des énergies fossiles. La production de biocarburants sera durable si elle contribue à réduire les impacts négatifs de l’agriculture au niveau global (émissions de GES), mais aussi local (lessivage des nitrates, consommation en eau). Les cultures énergétiques doivent satisfaire ces exigences tout en alliant un rend...

  16. THE INFLUENCE OF BAMBOO LEAF ASH AS FLY ASH ON PHYSICAL PROPERTY OF CONCRETE CEMENT

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    Nurlaela Rauf; Dahlang Tahir; Iin Roswansari

    2012-01-01

    Abu daun bambu digunakan sebagai abu terbang pada semen, karena alasan ramah lingkungan. Abu daun bamboo (blash) ditambahkan pada bahan dasar semen (klinker, gipsum, tras dan batu kapur). Persentasi berat dari abu daun bambu yang digunakan adalah 0%, 3%, 4% and 6%. Penentuan komposisi kimia ditentukan dengan menggunakan fluresensi sinar-x (XRF). Sifat fisis dari sampel semen diukur menggunakan alat otomatik Blaine, Vikat, dan Autoclave. Didapatkan sifat fisisnya sesuai yang disyaratkan Standa...

  17. Application of sequence-independent amplification (SIA) for the identification of RNA viruses in bioenergy crops

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    Miscanthus x giganteus, Saccharum spp. (energy cane), and Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) are three potential biomass crops being evaluated for commercial cellulosic ethanol production. Viral diseases are potentially significant threats to these crops. Therefore, identification of viruses infecting t...

  18. Ações extensionistas em assentamento rural

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    Camila Gondo; Caroline Apolinário Gomes; Mariana Lourenço; Mateus Russolo; Ronni Massashi Guiotoko; Sabrina Saboya Antunes

    2011-01-01

    Introdução: O presente trabalho visa a realização de ações no Assentamento Rural Horto de Aimorés pelos alunos do Projeto Bambu promovendo a união e articulação entre os próprios assentados de forma que seja possível implantar o interesse pela cultura do bambu dentro da comunidade, para que então possa acontecer a capacitação técnica dos seus membros, culminando na geração de renda a partir da comercialização de artesanatos em bambu por eles produzidos. Objetivos: Gerar uma maior articulação ...

  19. 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; Christina da Silva Wanderley; Maurício Ursi Ventura

    2012-01-01

    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 fert...

  20. Culicídeos associados a entrenós de bambu e bromélias, com ênfase em Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera, Culicidae) na Mata Atlântica, Paraná, Brasil Culicids associated with bamboo internodes and bromeliads, with emphasis on Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera, Culicidae) in the Atlantic Forest, Paraná, Brazil

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    Allan Martins da Silva; Valdecir Nunes; José Lopes

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    Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1894) larvae were recorded for the first time in the internodes of bamboo cuts found in the Atlantic Forest in the State of Paraná, Brazil. The bamboo, Bambusa sp., was introduced in the area of Imbucuí-Mirim town, across the municipal district of Paranaguá and towards the interior of the Atlantic Forest. A total of 251 larvae of Aedes albopictus (37.9%), Culex (Microculex) spp. (13.9%), Limatus durhami Theobald, 1901 (39.8%), Toxorhynchites sp. (0.4%) and...

  1. 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)

  2. The thin green line: sustainable bioenergy feedstocks or invaders in waiting

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    Larissa L. Smith

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Numerous fast growing and highly competitive exotic crops are being selected for production of renewable bioenergy. Tolerance of poor growing conditions with minimal inputs are ideal characteristics for bioenergy feedstocks, but have attracted concern for their potential to become invasive. Miscanthus × giganteus is one of the most promising bioenergy crops in the US, but grower adoption is hindered by high establishment costs due to sterility. Newly developed fertile tetraploid M. × giganteus may streamline cultivation while reducing establishment costs. However, fertile seed dramatically increases the potential propagule pressure, and thus probability of off-site plant establishment. To empirically evaluate the invasive potential of fertile M. × giganteus in the Southeastern US, we compared fitness and spread potential relative to ten grass species comprising 19 accessions under both high and low levels of competition and disturbance. We chose species known to be invasive in the US (positive controls: Arundo donax, naturalized M. sinensis, M. sacchariflorus, Phalaris arundinacea, Sorghum halepense and non-invasive (negative controls; Andropogon gerardii, ornamental M. sinensis, Panicum virgatum, Sorghum bicolor, Saccharum spp.. This novel design allows us to make relative comparisons of risk among species with varying invasiveness. After three years of establishment and growth in Blacksburg, Virginia, neither aboveground disturbance nor interspecific weed competition influenced fitness for fertile M. × giganteus or our positive and negative control groups. Fertile M. × giganteus produced 346% and 283% greater aboveground biomass than our positive and negative species, respectively. However, fertile M. × giganteus produced 74% fewer inflorescences m-2 than our positive controls and 7% and 51% fewer spikelets inflorescence-1 than the positive and negative control species. After 18 months of growth, we observed the vegetative and seedling

  3. Evaluating silicon concentrations in biofuel feedstock crops Miscanthus and switchgrass

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    Silicon (Si) concentrations in biofuel feedstock crops have a critical role in combustion processes. The purpose of this study was to quantify Si concentrations in plant biomass samples and to evaluate the contributing factors for Si concentrations. We determined total Si concentrations in Miscanthus x giganteus (M. x giganteus) collected from various research trial plots in the eastern U.S. and in Miscanthus spp. and Panicum virgatum, 'Cave-in-Rock' (switchgrass) from an additional eight trial plots established across Illinois. Whole aboveground plant biomass at each site were air-dried and ground. Total Si concentrations in plant samples were determined by dry-ashing plant tissue in a muffle furnace, followed by alkaline fusion and then colorimetric analysis. Average Si concentrations in statewide M. x giganteus plant samples ranged from 0.72% to 1.6% and samples from within Illinois ranged from 0.55% to 2.4%. The overall median value of concentrations in M. x giganteus samples among all sites was 1.08%. The median value in switchgrass samples (1.5%) was 1.4 times higher than that for M. x giganteus. Among six other Miscanthus spp. samples from the Urbana trial plot in Illinois, Si concentrations were about 1/3 that of M. x giganteus. Variation in Si concentrations tended to be associated with temperature and precipitation of the location where the biofuel crops are being grown. We did not find any relationship between soil type and plant Si concentrations. Long-term evaluations of soil mineral concentrations and additional environmental factors are required to better understand the contributing factors for Si concentrations. -- Highlights: → Si concentrations were determined in Miscanthus and switchgrass biomass. → Biomass samples were from trials in the eastern USA. → Median switchgrass Si concentration was 1.4 times higher than Miscanthus. → Temperature and precipitation seemed to control Si concentrations. → Soil mineral and additional environmental

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

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    Lesur, Claire; Jeuffroy, Marie-Hélène; Makowski, David; Riche, Andrew B.; Shield, Ian; Yates, Nicola E; Fritz, Maendy; Formowitz, Beate; Grunert, Michael; Jørgensen, Uffe; Lærke, Poul Erik; Loyce, Chantal

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    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. gig...... area and the duration of the establishment phase was strongly related to the establishment method. Since energetic viability and profitability of M. giganteus hinge critically on yields, these results could be integrated in further assessment works....

  5. Aspectos sobre la distribución y la ecología de los bambúes de colombia (poaceae: bambusoideae)

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    Londoño, Ximena

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    Este estudio es un análisis de la distribución geográfica y altitudinal de los bambúes nativos de Colombia, discutiendo separadamente las dos supertribus de la subfamilia Bambusoideae: Olyrodae (bambues herbáceos) y Bambusodae (bambues leñosos).  En Colombia, la mayor cant idad de especies de Olyrodae (64%) se encuentran en la región  Amazónica, entre 0 y 500 m de altitud y la mayor diversidad en el Chocó: 95% de las especies leñosas se concentran en la región Andina, entre los 2000 y 3000 m,...

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

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    V.H. Tournas; E.J. Katsoudas

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    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...

  7. 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

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    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

  8. Bacteriophages from the forestomachs of Australian marsupials.

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    Klieve, A V

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    Bacteriophages were observed in forestomach contents from three species of Australian macropodoid marsupials possessing a foregut fermentative digestion: the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), the eastern wallaroo (Macropus robustus robustus), and the rufous bettong (Aepyprymnus rufescens). Forty-six morphologically distinct phage types, representing the families Myoviridae, Siphoviridae, and Podoviridae, were identified. The range of forms varied between host species. The greatest d...

  9. Impact of rhizome quality on miscanthus establishment in claypan soil landscapes

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    Thousands of degraded-soil hectares in the U.S. Midwest have been planted to Miscanthus × giganteus as an industrial or bioenergy crop in recent years, but few studies on factors affecting crop establishment have been performed on these soils. The objective of this study was to quantify how both rhi...

  10. Effect of particle size on enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated Miscanthus

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    Particle size reduction is a crucial factor in transportation logistics as well as cellulosic conversion. The effect of particle size on enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated Miscanthus x giganteus was determined. Miscanthus was ground using a hammer mill equipped with screens having 0.08, 2.0 or 6.0...

  11. 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.

  12. 4种防霉剂对重组竹性能的影响%Effects of Four Mold Inhibitor on Properties of Reconsolidated Bamboo

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    魏万姝; 覃道春

    2011-01-01

    An experiment was conducted to study the anti-mould effect of Dendrocalamus affinnis reconsolidated bamboo bonded with phenolic resin. Four fungicides, IPBC, DDAC, TCMTB and IPBC+DDAC, were incorporated with bamboo lumber during processing at three loading levels. The PCP-Na was used as the control fungicide. Result shows that IPBC is a potential reconsolidated bamboo fungicide based on the comprehensive consideration of its physical and mechanical properties as well as anti-mold effects.%以慈竹(Dendrocalamus affinnis)为原料,酚醛树脂(PF)为胶黏剂,有机碘化物(IPBC)、二癸基二甲基氯化铵(DDAC)、苯噻氰(TCMTB)、有机碘化物+二癸基二甲基氯化铵(IPBC+DDAC)为防霉剂制备防霉重组竹,以五氯酚钠(PCP-Na)作为对照药剂,并通过室内抗菌试验比较5种防霉剂的性能.结果表明:综合物理力学性能、防霉效果,IPBC是一种有潜力的重组竹防霉剂.

  13. Comparison of carbon balance in Mediterranean pilot constructed wetlands vegetated with different C4 plant species.

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    Barbera, Antonio C; Borin, Maurizio; Cirelli, Giuseppe L; Toscano, Attilio; Maucieri, Carmelo

    2015-02-01

    This study investigates carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions and carbon (C) budgets in a horizontal subsurface flow pilot-plant constructed wetland (CW) with beds vegetated with Cyperus papyrus L., Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty, and Mischantus × giganteus Greef et Deu in the Mediterranean basin (Sicily) during the 1st year of plant growing season. At the end of the vegetative season, M. giganteus showed the higher biomass accumulation (7.4 kg m(-2)) followed by C. zizanioides (5.3 kg m(-2)) and C. papyrus (1.8 kg m(-2)). Significantly higher emissions of CO2 were detected in the summer, while CH4 emissions were maximum during spring. Cumulative CO2 emissions by C. papyrus and C. zizanioides during the monitoring period showed similar trends with final values of about 775 and 1,074 g m(-2), respectively, whereas M. giganteus emitted 3,395 g m(-2). Cumulative CH4 bed emission showed different trends for the three C4 plant species in which total gas release during the study period was for C. papyrus 12.0 g m(-2) and ten times higher for M. giganteus, while C. zizanioides bed showed the greatest CH4 cumulative emission with 240.3 g m(-2). The wastewater organic carbon abatement determined different C flux in the atmosphere. Gas fluxes were influenced both by plant species and monitored months with an average C-emitted-to-C-removed ratio for C. zizanioides, C. papyrus, and M. giganteus of 0.3, 0.5, and 0.9, respectively. The growing season C balances were positive for all vegetated beds with the highest C sequestered in the bed with M. giganteus (4.26 kg m(-2)) followed by C. zizanioides (3.78 kg m(-2)) and C. papyrus (1.89 kg m(-2)). To our knowledge, this is the first paper that presents preliminary results on CO2 and CH4 emissions from CWs vegetated with C4 plant species in Mediterranean basin during vegetative growth. PMID:24743957

  14. EFEITO DA APLICAÇÃO DA URÉIA EM DIFERENTES DOSES E ÉPOCAS SOBRE UM HÍBRIDO DE MILHO PARA SILAGEM

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    Antônio Augusto Rocha Athayde

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Corn has a high potential in grain production in Brazil but some factors restrict the expression of maximum yield. The achievement of economically viable products, require an adequate mineral nutrition and nitrogen is the nutrient that modulates, with greater effect this production. The objective of this study was to compare the effects of different doses and timing of urea application in coverage in the town of Bambuí-MG. The work was developed in the production sector of the Federal Institute of Minas Gerais - Campus Bambuí, in a Typic Dystrophic in crop year 2010/11. The experimental design was randomized blocks in split plots, with four N rates (100, 150, 200 and 250 kg N ha-1 in the plot and cover three different times (21, 28 and 35 days after planting in the sub plot with four replications. All applications were done manually and the N source used was urea (45% N. We checked that for the hybrid AG 1051, grown in the region of Bambuí for the production of silage by CFSEMG the recommended dose (1999 was sufficient to meet the nutritional demands of the hybrid and the estimated productivity gain, since there were no responses of the hybrid depending on the doses applied. In the parameters evaluated, the application time did not influence significantly the parameters evaluated, except at the time when it was applied a dose of 200 kg ha-1 where there was a greater increase in application performed at 28 days. A cultura do milho apresenta elevado potencial na produção de grãos, entretanto no Brasil alguns fatores restrigem a expressão da capacidade máxima de produtividade da cultura. A obtenção de produtividades economicamente viáveis, demandam uma nutrição mineral adequada e o nitrogênio é o nutriente que, modula, com maior efeito esta produção. O objetivo do trabalho foi comparar os efeitos de diferentes doses e época de aplicação de uréia em cobertura, no município de Bambuí-MG. O trabalho foi desenvolvido no setor de

  15. Die Cestoden der Marsupialia und Monotremata

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    Zschokke, Fritz

    2011-01-01

    Ueber Bandwürmer aus Monotremen und Marsupialiern war bis heute nur wenig bekannt, und die wenigen Notizen und Abbildungen entsprechen nur in ungenügendem Maasse den Anforderungen einer wissenschaftlichen Beschreibung und der neueren, auf anatomische Merkmale sich gründenden Cestodensystematik. Im Jahre 1819 beschrieb RUDOLPHI (20) in seiner "Synopsis" unter dem Namen Taenia festiva einen Bandwurm aus den Lebergängen und der Gallenblase von Macropus giganteus, und BREMSER (3) lieferte in den ...

  16. Model for Energy Analysis of Miscanthus Production and Transportation

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    Alessandro Sopegno; Efthymios Rodias; Dionysis Bochtis; Patrizia Busato; Remigio Berruto; Valter Boero; Claus Sørensen

    2016-01-01

    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 ...

  17. Insecticidal Efficiency of Essential Oils of 5 Aromatic Plants Tested Both Alone and in Combination Towards Sitophilus oryzae (L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae

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    Full Text Available To prevent attacks of stored grains by insects pest, rural farmers in the past times, regularly introduce aromatic plants in their granaries. These plants were used alone or associated in groups of 2 or 3 plants. Active compounds of these aromatic plants, mostly present in their essential oils have insecticidal properties. In the present work, crude essential oils of some Lamiaceae, as Hyptis spicigera (Lam. Ocimum canum (Sims and Plectranthus glandulosus (Hook; of Rutaceae Vepris heterophylla (Letouzey and finally of Astareceae Echinops giganteus (Adams were applied both alone and in balanced combinations on the adults of stored grain pest Sitophilus oryzae (L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae to evaluate their toxicity. These experiments show that all tested essential oils are insecticide except that of E. giganteus. Applied alone, their LD50 vary from 42.91 ppm for the oil of O. canum to 349.8 ppm for oil of V. heterophylla. Applied in balanced combination O. canum and H. spicigera expresses no difference (p<0.05 between observed (75.83 ppm and expected (77.46 ppm LD50. E. giganteus which was without any insecticidal efficiency synergise the essential oil already active. Moreover, of 20% O. canum in 80% of E.giganteus leads to 100% of mortality. While combined in this same proportion O. canum and P. glandulosus oils also express synergy. V. heterophylla, relatively rich in oxygenated sesquiterpenes increases values of the observed LD50 higher and significantly different (p<0.05 from the expected values.

  18. Quality Determination of Biomass for Combustion

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    Liu, Na; Jørgensen, Uffe; Lærke, Poul Erik

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    –OES). National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standard reference materials (SRMs) 1515 apple leaves and 1575a pine needles were used for method validation. Recoveries of the 12 elements in the NIST SRMs ranged from 93 to 115%. A comparison of the high-throughput method with the European Union (EU......) standard method showed agreements in the range from 98 to 115% (except for Al) when the elements were quantified in plant material of the energy crop Miscanthus × giganteus....

  19. Initial soil C and land-use history determine soil C sequestration under perennial bioenergy crops

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    Rowe, Rebecca L.; Keith, Aidan M; Elias, Dafydd; Dondini, Marta; Smith, Pete; Oxley, Jonathan; McNamara, Niall P.

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    In the UK and other temperate regions, short rotation coppice (SRC) and Miscanthus x giganteus (Miscanthus) are two of the leading ‘second-generation’ bioenergy crops. Grown specifically as a low-carbon (C) fossil fuel replacement, calculations of the climate mitigation provided by these bioenergy crops rely on accurate data. There are concerns that uncertainty about impacts on soil C stocks of transitions from current agricultural land use to these bioenergy crops could lead to either an und...

  20. Production and analysis of essential oils from aromatic and medicinal plants of madagascar.Caracterisation by RMN13C, CPG(Ir) et CPG-SM

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    Rabehaja Rakotondragaby, Delphin Justin,

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    This study was conducted under an agreement of co-supervision between the Universities of Antananarivo (Madagascar) and Corsica (France). It contributed to the characterization of five malagasy plants through the chemical composition of their essential oils (EO). Four aromatic and medicinal plants: Cymbopogon giganteus var. madagascariensis, Tana bojeriana, Croton kimosorum and Croton sp. grow wild in the south-western region of Madagascar (Toliara) whereas the species Vepris madagascarica is...

  1. Miscanthus combustion properties and variations with Miscanthus agronomy

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    Baxter, XC; Darvell, LI; Jones, JM; Barraclough, T; Yates, NE; Shield, I.

    2013-01-01

    A study of the interaction of agronomy and its effects on fuel quality has been carried out for Miscanthus x giganteus grown in the UK through the UK’s SUPERGEN Bioenergy Consortium activities. Work on Miscanthus yield responses to N, K and S fertilizer will be reported elsewhere, and this study is focused on how fertilisers affected Miscanthus fuel quality. Six different fertiliser treatments were chosen to give interesting contrasts from the field experiment investigating yield responses; n...

  2. Evaluation of the ECOSSE model for simulating soil organic carbon under Miscanthus and short rotation coppice-willow crops in Britain

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    Dondini, Marta; Richards, Mark; Pogson, Mark; Jones, Edwards O.; Rowe, Rebecca L.; Keith, Aidan M.; Niall P McNamara; Smith, Joanne U.; Smith, Pete

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    In this paper, we focus on the impact on soil organic carbon (SOC) of two dedicated energy crops: perennial grass Miscanthus x Giganteus (Miscanthus) and short rotation coppice (SRC)-willow. The amount of SOC sequestered in the soil is a function of site-specific factors including soil texture, management practices, initial SOC levels and climate; for these reasons, both losses and gains in SOC were observed in previous Miscanthus and SRC-willow studies. The ECOSSE model was developed to simu...

  3. Strong biological controls on Sr/Ca ratios in aragonitic marine bivalve shells

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    Gillikin, David Paul; Lorrain, Anne; Navez, Jacques; Taylor, James W.; André, Luc; Keppens, Eddy; Baeyens, Willy; Dehairs, Frank

    2005-05-01

    It is well known that skeletal remains of carbonate secreting organisms can provide a wealth of information about past environments. Sr/Ca ratios have been successfully used as a temperature proxy in corals and sclerosponges. Previous work on aragonitic bivalve shells has not been conclusive but suggests a major control of growth rate on Sr/Ca ratios. As many studies have used bivalve growth rates to determine temperature, we tested if Sr/Ca ratios could predict temperature through its relationship with growth rate. Shells from the two species of clams from the same family (veneroidea) studied here, Saxidomus giganteus and Mercenaria mercenaria, show vastly different seasonal Sr/Ca profiles. A strong relationship between average annual Sr/Ca ratios and annual growth rate was found in S. giganteus shells from both Washington (R2 = 0.87) and Alaska (R2 = 0.64), USA, but not in M. mercenaria shells from North Carolina, USA. Furthermore, the Sr/Ca-growth rate relationship was also evident upon a more detailed inspection of subannual growth rates in S. giganteus (R2 = 0.73). Although there were significant positive correlations between Sr/Ca ratios and temperature in S. giganteus shells, the correlations were weak (0.09 control in either clam species, since thermodynamics predict a negative correlation between Sr/Ca ratios and temperature in aragonite. This points toward dominance of biological processes in the regulation of Sr2+. This is also reflected by the largely differing Sr/Ca partition coefficients (DSr) in these shells (DSr ≈ 0.25), when compared to inorganic, coral, and sclerosponge studies (DSr ≈ 1), all of which show a negative dependence of Sr/Ca on temperature. We suggest that caution be taken when using Sr/Ca in any biogenic aragonite as a temperature proxy when the DSr greatly deviates from one, as this indicates the dominance of biological controls on Sr/Ca ratios.

  4. 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; Dejan Stojanovic; Iain J. Gordon; Manning, Adrian D.; Don Fletcher; Lindenmayer, David B

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    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 r...

  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

    light 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 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 returned to their pre-chilling A1000 values when the temperature was increased to 24 °C after 24 d growth at 14 °C. Conclusions One M. sacchariflorus genotype had similar or higher photosynthetic capacity than M. × giganteus, and may be used for cultivation together with M. × giganteus or for...

  6. Construção em bambú

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    Caeiro, João Gabriel de Matos

    2010-01-01

    Tese de Mestrado em Arquitectura Objectivos deste trabalho são questões do âmbito da ecologia e sustentabilidade para a arquitectura descomprometida face a dogmas e paradigmas, não inocentes face aos interesses e conspirações financeiras. Estudei as potencialidades e viabilidade de um material emergente _ o bambu. Numa experiência que pretendeu unir a teoria académica com a prática, o trabalho manual muitas vezes esquecido na nossa formação e de vital importância para o correcto inten...

  7. 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; Mariana M. Cunha; Romário C. Leite; Silva, Israel J.; Paulo R. Oliveira

    2009-01-01

    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 dif...

  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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    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.

  9. Composite material - properties of gypsum and bamboo fibers (phyllostachys rdulis) particleboard

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    Machado, Luís Miguel Ferreira Leite de Novaes

    2011-01-01

    Neste trabalho estudou-se um compósito de gesso FGD reforçado com fibras vegetais. As fibras utilizadas neste estudo são provenientes de bambu da espécie Phyllostachys edulis e foram trituradas até se obter uma granulometria apropriada à composição de uma pasta de gesso que permitisse a execução de placas de gesso laminado. As placas produzidas foram ensaiadas à flexão e posteriormente submetidas à análise de humidade para aferir a percentagem de água de cristalização nas amostras. Foram a...

  10. 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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    José Lopes

    1997-08-01

    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.

  11. Caracterização físico-química de fibra e polpas de Bambusa vulgaris Schrad para utilização em compósitos poliméricos Physical and chemical characterization of fiber and pulp of Bambusa vulgaris Schrad for use in polymeric composites

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    Mario Guimarães Junior; Kátia Monteiro Novack; Vagner Roberto Botaro; Thiago de Paula Protásio; Allan Motta Couto

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    Atualmente é crescente o interesse pelos compósitos poliméricos reforçados com fibras naturais vegetais em substituição às fibras manufaturadas. Isto se deve ao fato das fibras vegetais serem menos abrasivas, biodegradáveis, apresentar baixa densidade e excelentes propriedades mecânicas e térmicas. Várias fibras vegetais vêm sendo utilizadas nos mais variados tipos de compósitos, dentre as quais as de bambu se diferenciam por serem largamente utilizadas na produção industrial de celulose e pa...

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

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    Marcos David Ferreira; André T. O. Franco; Marcelo Tavares

    2005-01-01

    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 ...

  13. 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; Josélia Oliveira Araújo Firmo; Antônio Ignácio de Loyola Filho; Elizabeth Uchôa

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    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" ...

  14. 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

  15. New Distributed Records of Bambusoideae (Poaceae) in Southwest, China%我国西南地区竹亚科(禾本科)属种新记录

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    2001-01-01

    本文报道我国西南地区竹亚科新记录种3种及1栽培品种.其中美浓麻竹Dendrocalamus latiflorus Munro cv. Mei-nung W. C. Lin为云南、贵州新分布,也为中国大陆新分布;廉序竹属Drepanostachyum及多毛廉序竹D. hirsutiss mum W. D. Li et Y. C. Zhong为广西新分布;青秆竹Bambusa tuldoides Munro为广西、贵州新分布;桂单竹B. guangxiensis Chia et H. L. Fung为贵州新分布.

  16. 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. PMID:21549503

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. AVALIAÇÃO DA QUALIDADE DO SOMBREAMENTO ARBÓREO NO MEIO RURAL

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    1999-12-01

    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. GIANT MISCANTHUS AS A SUBSTRATE FOR BIOGAS PRODUCTION

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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.

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  2. Stable isotopes reveal trophic segregation by sex and age in the southern giant petrel in two different foodwebs

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    Forero, Manuela G.; González-Solís, Jacob; Keith A. Hobson; Donázar, José A.; Bertellotti, Marcelo; Blanco, Guillermo; Bortolotti, Gary R.

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    We investigated trophic ecology variation among colonies as well as sex- and age-related differences in the diet of the southern giant petrel Macronectes giganteus, a long-lived seabird that is sexually dimorphic in size. We measured stable isotopes (δ13C, δ15N) in blood samples collected during breeding at Bird Island (South Georgia, Antarctica) in 1998 and at 2 colonies in the Argentinean area of Patagonia in 2000 and 2001. Individuals from South Georgia showed lower δ13C and δ15N values th...

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

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    Wayne Liao,; Yung-Chang Lai,; Che-Lun Huang,; Ching-Yi Lien

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    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 applic...

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 69 - Caracterização biofísica da técnica de mariposa

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    O caminho histórico das ciências aplicadas à Natação, parece ser longo e com origens na Medicina aplicada a esta actividade (Clarys, 1996). Em meados de 3000 A.C., é referida a utilização de uma protecção em bambu no pénis dos egípcios que se banhavam no Nilo, dado que segundo eles, na água do rio existiria algum organismo que penetrava no corpo por esse órgão. Aproximadamente em 1250 A.C., é ilustrada uma reanimação cardiorespiratória durante uma batalha. Estes são alguns dos exemplos que de...

  7. Haemagogus equinus Theobald 1903 (Diptera: Culicidae en el Campus de la Universidad de Carabobo. Valencia. Venezuela.

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    Full Text Available Haemagogus equinus Theobald 1903 (Diptera: Culicidae in the campus of the Universidad de Carabobo. Valencia. Venezuela.Species of Haemagogus are the main vector of sylvatic Yellow Fever (YF. The immature phases breed in water-filled tree holes and bambu internodes; however, some species are found in artificialcontainers. We assessed the presence of medically important mosquitoes in an urban area. Traps were used in a riberine forest near the Sports Area of the University of Carabobo. A month later they were removed, and mosquito composition was determined. We reported the presence of Haemagogus (Haemagogus equinus Theobald and other three species. This finding represents a potenciality forenzootic YF transmission, and the adaptation of such species to artificial breeding sites, which, in addition to the increment of aedine indexes, constitute a risk for the emergence of such arbovirus.

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

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    Barodji Barodji

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    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.

  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 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

    1997-08-01

    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.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

  10. 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.

  11. 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. PMID:27239747

  12. Application of sequence-independent amplification (SIA) for the identification of RNA viruses in bioenergy crops.

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    Agindotan, Bright O; Ahonsi, Monday O; Domier, Leslie L; Gray, Michael E; Bradley, Carl A

    2010-10-01

    Miscanthus x giganteus, energycane, and Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) are three potential biomass crops being evaluated for commercial cellulosic ethanol production. Viral diseases are potentially significant threats to these crops. Therefore, identification of viruses infecting these bioenergy crops is important for quarantine purposes, virus resistance breeding, and production of virus-free planting materials. The application is described of sequence-independent amplification, for the identification of RNA viruses in bioenergy crops. The method involves virus partial purification from a small amount of infected leaf tissue (miniprep), extraction of viral RNA, amplification of randomly primed cDNAs, cloning, sequencing, and BLAST searches for sequence homology in the GenBank. This method has distinct advantage over other virus characterization techniques in that it does not require reagent specific to target viruses. Using this method, a possible new species was identified in the genus Marafivirus in switchgrass related to Maize rayado fino virus, its closest relative currently in GenBank. Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV), genus Potyvirus, was identified in M.xgiganteus, energycane, corn (Zea mays), and switchgrass. Other viruses identified were: Maize dwarf mosaic virus (MDMV), genus Potyvirus, in johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense); Soil borne wheat mosaic virus (SBWMV), genus Furovirus, in wheat (Triticum aestivum); and Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV), genus Comovirus, in soybean (Glycine max). The method was as sensitive as conventional RT-PCR. This is the first report of a Marafivirus infecting switchgrass, and SCMV infecting both energycane and M. x giganteus. PMID:20638415

  13. Reuse of constructed wetland effluents for irrigation of energy crops.

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    Barbagallo, S; Barbera, A C; Cirelli, G L; Milani, M; Toscano, A

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate biomass production of promising 'no-food' energy crops, Vetiveria zizanoides (L.) Nash, Miscanthus × giganteus Greef et Deu. and Arundo donax (L.), irrigated with low quality water at different evapotranspiration restitutions. Two horizontal subsurface flow (H-SSF) constructed wetland (CW) beds, with different operation life (12 and 6 years), were used to treat secondary municipal wastewaters for crop irrigation. Water chemical, physical and microbiological parameters as well as plant bio-agronomic characters were evaluated. The results confirm the high reliability of CWs for tertiary wastewater treatment given that the H-SSF1 treatment capacity remained largely unchanged after 12 years of operation. Average total suspended solids, chemical oxygen demand and total nitrogen removal for CWs were about 68, 58 and 71%, respectively. The Escherichia coli removal was satisfactory, about 3.3 log unit for both CW beds on average, but caution should be taken as this parameter did not achieve the restrictive Italian law limits for wastewater reuse. The average above-ground dry matter productions were 7 t ha⁻¹ for Vetiveria zizanoides, 24 t ha⁻¹ for Miscanthus × giganteus and 50 t ha⁻¹ for Arundo donax. These results highlight attractive biomass yield by using treated wastewater for irrigation with a complete restitution of evapotranspiration losses. PMID:25401309

  14. Long-term Miscanthus Yields Influenced by Location, Genotype, Row Distance, Fertilization and Harvest Season

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    Ugilt Larsen, Søren; Jørgensen, Uffe; Kjeldsen, Jens Bonderup;

    2014-01-01

    Foulum and on coarse sand in Jyndevad. Effects of genotype, row distance and fertilization were investigated. In both trials, yield development over time was characterized by an increase during the first years, optimum yields after 7–8 years and a decrease to a lower level which remained relatively...... constant from year 11 to 20. Spring harvest reduced the yield by 34–42 % compared to autumn harvest. In Foulum annual fertilization with 75 kg ha−1 N increased the yield of the genotype Goliath (Miscanthus sinensis) by 26 %. Additional N fertilization only increased the yield of Goliath little, and the...... genotype Giganteus (Miscanthus × giganteus) did not respond to fertilization at all. The highest mean yield in Foulum for the period 1997–2012 was obtained with the shortest row distance (∼18,000 rather than ∼12,000 plants ha−1) and harvested in late autumn, namely 13.1 and 12.0 Mg ha−1 DM annually for...

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. ETHNOBOTANY OF THARUS OF DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK, INDIA

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    Bharati K Avinash

    2013-01-01

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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).

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    2016-01-01

    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.

  5. Effects of high nutrient supply on the growth of seven bamboo species.

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    Piouceau, Julien; Bois, Grégory; Panfili, Fréderic; Anastase, Matthieu; Dufossé, Laurent; Arfi, Véronique

    2014-01-01

    Over the last decade, bamboo has emerged as an interesting plant for the treatment of various polluted waters using plant-based wastewater treatment systems. In these systems, nitrogen and phosphorous concentrations in wastewater can exceed plant requirements and potentially limit plant growth. The effects of two nutrient rates on the growth of seven bamboo species were assessed in a one-year experiment: Dendrocalamus strictus, Thyrsostachys siamensis, Bambusa tuldoides, Gigantochloa wrayi, Bambusa oldhamii, Bambusa multiplex and Bambusa vulgaris. Nutrient rates were applied with a 20:20:20 NPK fertilizer as 2.6 and 13.2 t.ha.yr(-1) NPK to three-year-old bamboo planted in 70 L containers. Morphological characters, photosynthetic responses, and NPK content in bamboo tissues were investigated. Under high-nutrient supply rate, the main trend observed was an increase of culm production but the culms' diameters were reduced. For the seven species, the above ground biomass yield tended to increase with high-nutrient rate. Increasing in nutrient rates also improved the photosynthetic activity which is consistent with the increase of nitrogen and phosphorus contents measured in plant tissues. All the bamboo species tested appears suitable for wastewater treatment purposes, but the species Bambusa oldhamii and Gigantochloa wrayi showed the higher biomass yield and nutrient removaL PMID:24933901

  6. 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. PMID:27113084

  7. 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.

  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. PMID:11217462

  9. Optimisation of slow-pyrolysis process conditions to maximise char yield and heavy metal adsorption of biochar produced from different feedstocks.

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    Hodgson, E; Lewys-James, A; Rao Ravella, S; Thomas-Jones, S; Perkins, W; Gallagher, J

    2016-08-01

    The objective of this work was to identify biomass feedstocks and optimum pyrolysis process conditions to produce a biochar capable of adsorbing metals from polluted groundwater. Taguchi experimental design was used to determine the effects of slow-pyrolysis process conditions on char yield and zinc adsorption. Treatments were repeated using six candidate feedstocks (Lolium perenne, Lolium perenne fibre, Miscanthus x giganteus, Salix viminalis, Fraxinus excelsior and Picea sitchensis) and the resultant chars were tested for metal adsorption performance. Chars produced from L. perenne and its extracted fibre displayed the greatest zinc adsorption performance and removed 83.27-92.96% respectively. Optimum process conditions in terms of both char yield and zinc adsorption performance were achieved from slow-pyrolysis at 300°C for 2h using a feedstock with a particle size of less than 1mm. PMID:27179953

  10. Chemical composition in relation with biomass ash structure

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    Holubcik, Michal; Jandacka, Jozef

    2014-08-01

    Biomass combustion can be more complicated like combustion of fossil fuels because it is necessary to solve problems with lower ash melting temperature. It can cause a lot of problems during combustion process. Chemical composition of biomass ash has great impact on sinters and slags creation in ash because it affects structure of heated ash. In this paper was solved relation between chemical composition and structure of heated ash from three types of biomass (spruce wood, miscanthus giganteus and wheat straw). Amount of SiO2, CaO, MgO, Al2O3 and K2O was determined. Structure of heated ash was optically determined after heating to 1000 °C or 1200 °C. Results demonstrated that chemical composition has strong effect on structure and color of heated ash.

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  12. 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.

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

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    Frydendal-Nielsen, Susanne; Hjorth, Maibritt; Baby, Sanmohan; Felby, Claus; Jørgensen, Uffe; Gislum, René

    2016-10-01

    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-milling, extrusion or grinding and accumulated methane production and enzymatically-accessible sugars were measured. Accumulated methane production was studied using sigmoid curves that allowed comparison among the treatments of the rate of the methane production and ultimate methane yield. The green biomass gave 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-milling and equalled extrusion of the samples in efficiency. PMID:27455125

  14. 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.

  15. Multi-farm economic analysis of perennial energy crops in Central Greece, taking into account the CAP reform

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    This study analyses farm level economic impacts of biomass production from perennial crops including Arundo donax L. (arundo), Miscanthus x giganteus (miscanthus), Panicum virgatum L. (switchgrass) and Cynara cardunculus L. (cardoon). Regional biomass supply curves are estimated with a dynamic, multi-farm, mathematical programming model. Micro-economic data for the model are generated from farm surveys covering 52 farms containing a total of 400 parcels, in Central Greece. The study also examines the potential effects of the Common Agricultural Policy reform in 2003 on regional biomass supply. Simulations show that the policy reform toward decoupled subsidies lowers the cost of biomass between 15 and 25 euro per tonne. Switchgrass appears to be the most attractive option, followed by cardoon and miscanthus. Due to high specific machinery cost, arundo is never preferred. Relative to the agricultural policy setting of Agenda 2000, the biomass potential increases more for farms of small economic size and farms with a higher share of cotton. (author)

  16. Uses of miscanthus press juice within a green biorefinery platform.

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    Boakye-Boaten, Nana Abayie; Xiu, Shuangning; Shahbazi, Abolghasem; Wang, Lijun; Li, Rui; Schimmel, Keith

    2016-05-01

    This study assesses some uses of nutrient-rich juice mechanically extracted from freshly harvested Miscanthus x giganteus (MxG) as part of a green biorefinery system. The juice was used for culturing Saccharomyces cerevisiae and lactic acid bacteria. MxG juice was further used as substrate for fermentation to produce lactic acid using Lactobacillus brevis and Lactobacillus plantarum. The results show that MxG juice was a highly nutritious source for the cultivation of bacteria. Higher concentrations of MxG juice used as culture media, resulted in higher cell growth both aerobically and anaerobically. The highest ethanol yield of 70% theoretical and concentration of 0.75g/100ml were obtained from S. cerevisiae cultivated with 90% (v/v) MxG juice media and used for miscanthus solid fraction fermentation. 11.91g/L of lactic acid was also successfully produced from MxG juice through SSF. PMID:26896712

  17. Adaptações morfoanatômicas de Cyperaceae ao ambiente aquático Morphology and anatomic adaptations of Cyperaceae aquatic habits

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    D.C. Rocha; MARTINS, D

    2011-01-01

    No ecossistema aquático há uma faixa de umidade gradiente no solo que interfere diretamente na ocupação das espécies à margem da lâmina de água. Essa zonação ecológica reflete os graus de adaptação que as plantas apresentam para tolerar o alagamento ou a dessecação. O presente trabalho visou apresentar a análise morfoanatômica de cinco espécies de Cyperaceae encontradas em diferentes zonas no entorno da represa Alagados, em Ponta Grossa-PR, Brasil: Cyperus giganteus, Rhynchospora corymbosa va...

  18. 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

    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......: 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 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...

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  1. 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

  2. Transcriptome-based differentiation of closely-related Miscanthus lines.

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    Philippe Chouvarine

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Distinguishing between individuals is critical to those conducting animal/plant breeding, food safety/quality research, diagnostic and clinical testing, and evolutionary biology studies. Classical genetic identification studies are based on marker polymorphisms, but polymorphism-based techniques are time and labor intensive and often cannot distinguish between closely related individuals. Illumina sequencing technologies provide the detailed sequence data required for rapid and efficient differentiation of related species, lines/cultivars, and individuals in a cost-effective manner. Here we describe the use of Illumina high-throughput exome sequencing, coupled with SNP mapping, as a rapid means of distinguishing between related cultivars of the lignocellulosic bioenergy crop giant miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus. We provide the first exome sequence database for Miscanthus species complete with Gene Ontology (GO functional annotations. RESULTS: A SNP comparative analysis of rhizome-derived cDNA sequences was successfully utilized to distinguish three Miscanthus × giganteus cultivars from each other and from other Miscanthus species. Moreover, the resulting phylogenetic tree generated from SNP frequency data parallels the known breeding history of the plants examined. Some of the giant miscanthus plants exhibit considerable sequence divergence. CONCLUSIONS: Here we describe an analysis of Miscanthus in which high-throughput exome sequencing was utilized to differentiate between closely related genotypes despite the current lack of a reference genome sequence. We functionally annotated the exome sequences and provide resources to support Miscanthus systems biology. In addition, we demonstrate the use of the commercial high-performance cloud computing to do computational GO annotation.

  3. Genetic diversity and population structure of Miscanthus sinensis germplasm in China.

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    Hua Zhao

    Full Text Available Miscanthus is a perennial rhizomatous C4 grass native to East Asia. Endowed with great biomass yield, high ligno-cellulose composition, efficient use of radiation, nutrient and water, as well as tolerance to stress, Miscanthus has great potential as an excellent bioenergy crop. Despite of the high potential for biomass production of the allotriploid hybrid M. ×giganteus, derived from M. sacchariflorus and M. sinensis, other options need to be explored to improve the narrow genetic base of M. ×giganteus, and also to exploit other Miscanthus species, including M. sinensis (2n = 2x = 38, as bioenergy crops. In the present study, a large number of 459 M. sinensis accessions, collected from the wide geographical distribution regions in China, were genotyped using 23 SSR markers transferable from Brachypodium distachyon. Genetic diversity and population structure were assessed. High genetic diversity and differentiation of the germplasm were observed, with 115 alleles in total, a polymorphic rate of 0.77, Nei's genetic diversity index (He of 0.32 and polymorphism information content (PIC of 0.26. Clustering of germplasm accessions was primarily in agreement with the natural geographic distribution. AMOVA and genetic distance analyses confirmed the genetic differentiation in the M. sinensis germplasm and it was grouped into five clusters or subpopulations. Significant genetic variation among subpopulations indicated obvious genetic differentiation in the collections, but within-subpopulation variation (83% was substantially greater than the between-subpopulation variation (17%. Considerable phenotypic variation was observed for multiple traits among 300 M. sinensis accessions. Nine SSR markers were found to be associated with heading date and biomass yield. The diverse Chinese M. sinensis germplasm and newly identified SSR markers were proved to be valuable for breeding Miscanthus varieties with desired bioenergy traits.

  4. Wild Mushroom Extracts as Inhibitors of Bacterial Biofilm Formation

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    Maria José Alves

    2014-08-01

    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

  5. GESTÃO DE CUSTOS NA AUTARQUIA PÚBLICA: UM ESTUDO DE CASO NA COORDENADORIA REGIONAL DE BAMBUÍ DO INSTITUTO MINEIRO DE AGROPECUÁRIA

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    Uellington Corrêa

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Como no setor público não existe tradição em se mensurar os custos e o desconhecimento dos custos é um indicador de ineficiência dos serviços públicos, este estudo tem por objetivo aplicar as técnicas de gestão de custos para realizar a análise econômica e obter um diagnóstico dos custos de cada um dos serviços prestados pela Regional de Bambuí do Instituto Mineiro de Agropecuária (IMA, além de aferir se os preços de venda estão condizentes com tais custos. Para tanto, foi apurada a análise econômica pelo método de custeio por absorção e custeio variável ou direto, identificaram-se os pontos de equilíbrio contábil por quantidade e por faturamento dos serviços prestados e foram estimados os preços ideais de tais serviços por meio do método de formação de preços com base nos custos plenos. Este estudo possui abordagem metodológica quantitativa, com análise descritiva e explicativa a partir de uma pesquisa documental e de estudo de caso. Os resultados apontam que a Instituição obteve retorno econômico em apenas dois dos oito serviços prestados, os quais cobriram os déficits dos demais serviços e propiciaram superávit para a Autarquia. Portanto, este estudo contribuiu para gerar informações de natureza gerencial a Coordenadoria Regional de Bambuí e demostrar que as técnicas de gestão de custos são perfeitamente empregáveis as entidades do setor público. Cabe aos gestores da instituição utilizar de forma eficiente e eficaz as informações de custos geradas, de maneira que não afete a operacionalidade da Coordenadoria e que procure cumprir as diretrizes estaduais.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Seasonal abundance and mortality of Oebalus poecilus (Dallas (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae in a hibernation refuge Abundância sazonal e mortalidade de Oebalus poecilus (Dallas (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae no refúgio de hibernação

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    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Oebalus poecilus (Dallas is an important pest affecting irrigated rice in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It hibernates during the coldest months of the year in refuges such as bamboo litter. This study examined O. poecilus hibernation to determine the causes of mortality during this period. The study was conducted in a 140 m² bamboo plantation located in a rice-growing area in Eldorado do Sul County (30° 02’ S and 51° 23’ W, RS. During June 2000 to April 2002, 63 samples of litter were taken in weekly or fortnightly intervals, and the number of bugs recorded in the laboratory. The arrival at the hibernation site (bamboo litter began in the first fortnight of March, and was completed in the beginning of May. O. poecilus left this refuge from middle October to the end of December. Parasitism by tachinid flies and Beauveria bassiana (Bals. Vuill. fungus were the most important mortality factors.Oebalus poecilus (Dallas é praga importante do arroz irrigado no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Este inseto hiberna durante os meses mais frios em refúgios como o folhedo de bambu. Este estudo objetivou elucidar a hibernação de O. poecilus e determinar as causas de mortalidade durante este período. O estudo foi realizado em um bambuzal com cerca de 140 m², situado em área orizícola, em Eldorado do Sul (30° 02’ S e 51° 23’ W, RS. De junho/2000 à abril/2002, foram realizadas 63 amostragens de folhedo, em intervalos semanais ou quinzenais e o número de percevejos registrado em laboratório. A entrada no refúgio de hibernação (folhedo de bambu iniciou na primeira semana de março, completando-se no início de maio. O. poecilus abandonou o refúgio da metade de outubro até o final de dezembro. O parasitismo por mosca (taquinídeos e o fungo Beauveria bassiana (Bals. Vuill. foram os principais fatores de mortalidade.

  9. 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

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

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    Dwi Aries Himawanto

    2012-04-01

    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

  11. 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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    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.

  12. Genetic variability for iron and zinc content in common bean lines and interaction with water availability.

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    Pereira, H S; Del Peloso, M J; Bassinello, P Z; Guimarães, C M; Melo, L C; Faria, L C

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    The common bean is an important source of iron and zinc in humans. Increases in the contents of these minerals can combat mineral deficiencies, but these contents are influenced by environmental conditions. Thus, the objectives of this study were to investigate the interaction between common bean lines and water availability on iron and zinc contents (CFe and CZn, respectively), identify superior lines with stable CFe and CZn, and test for a genetic relationship between CFe and CZn. Six crop trials were performed using a randomized block design with three replications. The trials were performed during the winter sowing period for three different combinations of year and site in Brazil. For each combination, 53 lines were evaluated across two parallel trials; one trial was irrigated according to the crop requirements, and the other trial operated under a water deficit. Interaction was detected between lines and environments, and between lines and water availability for CFe and CZn. However, some lines exhibited high CFe and CZn in both conditions. Lines G 6492 and G 6490 exhibited high mean values, stability, and adaptability for both minerals. Other lines exhibited high CFe (Xamego) or CZn (Bambuí and Iapar 65). A moderate genetic correlation (0.62) between CFe and CZn was detected. Water availability during the common bean cycle had an effect on CFe and CZn; however, lines with high CFe and CZn in different conditions of water availability and environment were detected. PMID:25177957

  13. [Coping with functional disability among the elderly by means of religious beliefs].

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    dos Santos, Wagner Jorge; Giacomin, Karla Cristina; Pereira, Josiane Katherine; Firmo, Josélia de Oliveira Araújo

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    The way people deal with the stress of life is known as the process of coping or confrontation. We speak of religious coping when a person uses religious belief and behavior to facilitate problem solving, to prevent or alleviate stressful negative emotional consequences, notable among which is functional disability. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of religion as a strategy for coping with disability among the elderly. A qualitative approach, consisting of an observational ethnographic study was employed, the sample for which included 57 elderly individuals from Bambuí, Minas Gerais. The model of signs, significances and actions was used in collecting and analyzing data. The religiosity of the elderly respondents suggested that their religious beliefs and traditions help explain and address the suffering experienced by them in the presence or imminence of functional disability. Religious coping reinforces the fatalism existing in the religious belief that mirrors the inevitability of old age with disability as an accepted and natural social code, but also helps to minimize the social responsibility for the care of the elderly and reveals the disbelief in existing public health services. PMID:23896914

  14. The Bambui Health and Aging Study (BHAS: factors associated with the treatment of hypertension in older adults in the community

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    Firmo Josélia Oliveira Araújo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to investigate the factors associated with the treatment of hypertension among older adults living in the community. All residents (n = 1,742 of Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (15,000 inhabitants aged superscript three 60 years were selected, and 1494 (85.8% were interviewed and examined. Of these, 919 (61.5% were hypertensive, 704 were aware of their condition (study population, and 578 were under treatment. Only 38.8% of the individuals under treatment presented controlled systolic and diastolic pressures (< 140 and < 90mmHg, respectively. Independent associations with treatment of hypertension were found for, in decreasing order of magnitude: less time elapsed since the last blood pressure measurement, greater number of physician visits in the past 12 months, higher body mass index, female gender, history of coronary disease, changes in diet due to arterial hypertension, and higher family income. Our results show that the factors most strongly associated with treatment of hypertension (use of health services could be modified through adequate health policies for older adults.

  15. 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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    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.

  16. 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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    Soebianto Tjandrawibawa

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    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.

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

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    Simone Tetu Moysés

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    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.

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

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    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.

  1. 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. PMID:26691789

  2. Chemical composition and insecticidal activity of plant essential oils from Benin against Anopheles gambiae (Giles)

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    Background Insecticide resistance in sub-Saharan Africa and especially in Benin is a major public health issue hindering the control of the malaria vectors. Each Anopheles species has developed a resistance to one or several classes of the insecticides currently in use in the field. Therefore, it is urgent to find alternative compounds to conquer the vector. In this study, the efficacies of essential oils of nine plant species, which are traditionally used to avoid mosquito bites in Benin, were investigated. Methods Essential oils of nine plant species were extracted by hydrodistillation, and their chemical compositions were identified by GC-MS. These oils were tested on susceptible “kisumu” and resistant “ladji-Cotonou” strains of Anopheles gambiae, following WHO test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vector mosquitoes. Results Different chemical compositions were obtained from the essential oils of the plant species. The major constituents identified were as follows: neral and geranial for Cymbopogon citratus, Z-carveol, E-p-mentha-1(7),8-dien-2-ol and E-p-mentha-2,8-dienol for Cymbopogon giganteus, piperitone for Cymbopogon schoenanthus, citronellal and citronellol for Eucalyptus citriodora, p-cymene, caryophyllene oxide and spathulenol for Eucalyptus tereticornis, 3-tetradecanone for Cochlospermum tinctorium and Cochlospermum planchonii, methyl salicylate for Securidaca longepedunculata and ascaridole for Chenopodium ambrosioides. The diagnostic dose was 0.77% for C. citratus, 2.80% for E. tereticornis, 3.37% for E. citriodora, 4.26% for C. ambrosioides, 5.48% for C. schoenanthus and 7.36% for C. giganteus. The highest diagnostic doses were obtained with S. longepedunculata (9.84%), C. tinctorium (11.56%) and C. planchonii (15.22%), compared to permethrin 0.75%. A. gambiae cotonou, which is resistant to pyrethroids, showed significant tolerance to essential oils from C. tinctorium and S. longepedunculata as expected but was

  3. N2O Emission from energy crop fields

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    The interest in N2O emissions from soils with energy crops is a results of its properties as a greenhouse gas, since the global warming potential of N2O per unit mass is about 320 times greater than CO2. The contribution of N2O from the soil to the atmosphere may increase due to agricultural management. Consequently, large N2O 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 N2O from the soil per produced energy unit. The aims of this study were to assess the annual N2O flux from a Miscanthus 'Giganteus' (M. 'Giganteus') and winter rye (Secale cereale) field, and to investigate the factors affecting the N2O emission. To obtain these aims a method was developed for measurements in tall crops. The thesis contains a literature review on the N2O emission from the soils, a section with development of the technique for N2O 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 N2O 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 N2O ha-1 yr-1. This amount corresponds to 960 kg CO2 ha-1 yr-1 compared to a total CO2 reduction of 10 to 19 tons CO2 ha-1 yr-1 using the energy crops as substitution for fossil fuels. An efficient way to reduce the N2O emission is to exclude use of fertiliser but this also reduces the dry matter yield and consequently also the CO2 reduction per unit dry matter. Following the guidelines for good agricultural practice concerning the efficiency of the nitrogen usage, it seems

  4. Occurrence of plastic particles in procellariiforms, south of São Paulo state (Brazil

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Seabirds ingest plastic particles floating on the surface of the world's oceans. The birds can ingest plastic particles that they mistakenly identify as prey items. Alternatively, plastics can be taken up in the stomach contents of prey species. Plastic is often passed from parents to chicks in regurgitated food. In this study, individual petrels and albatrosses brought in by the tide onto Ilha Comprida beach between January 2000 and December 2002 were collected. Ilha Comprida, a barrier island in southern São Paulo, Brazil, was traversed by car along a transect of 70 kilometers. A total of 110 birds of 10 species were collected and 64.54% had plastic particles in their stomach. Frequencies of occurrence were Macronectes giganteus (64.28%, Thalassarche melanophrys (73.07%, Thalassarche chlororhinchos (44.44%, Puffinus puffinus (85.71%, Puffinus gravis (7.41%, Puffinus griseus (63.63%, Fumarus glacialoides (33.33%, Daption capensis (75%, Pachyptila belcheri (33.33%, Procellaria aequinoctialis (25%. These results demonstrated the extent of contamination with plastic and the possible harmful effects on seabirds.As aves marinhas ingerem partículas plásticas que ficam flutuando na superfície dos oceanos. Estes animais podem ingerir as partículas plásticas confundindo com as presas. Alternativamente os plásticos podem vir de presas, as quais os contêm em seus estômagos. Os plásticos podem ainda, serem passados dos pais para os ninhegos, quando regurgitam o alimento. Neste trabalho foram coletados indivíduos de petréis e albatrozes ao longo da praia da Ilha Comprida entre janeiro de 2000 a dezembro de 2002. Para tanto a Ilha Comprida, uma ilha de barreira situada no litoral sul do Estado de São Paulo, foi percorrida de carro ao longo de um transecção de 70 quilômetros.Foram coletados 110 indivíduos de aves de 10 espécies, das quais 64.54% continham partículas plásticas em seus estômagos. As Freqüências de ocorrências foram

  5. Adaptações morfoanatômicas de Cyperaceae ao ambiente aquático Morphology and anatomic adaptations of Cyperaceae aquatic habits

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    Full Text Available No ecossistema aquático há uma faixa de umidade gradiente no solo que interfere diretamente na ocupação das espécies à margem da lâmina de água. Essa zonação ecológica reflete os graus de adaptação que as plantas apresentam para tolerar o alagamento ou a dessecação. O presente trabalho visou apresentar a análise morfoanatômica de cinco espécies de Cyperaceae encontradas em diferentes zonas no entorno da represa Alagados, em Ponta Grossa-PR, Brasil: Cyperus giganteus, Rhynchospora corymbosa var. aspérula, Cyperus densicaespitosus, Cyperus rigens e Eleocharis sp. Estruturas caulinares e foliares das cinco espécies de Cyperaceae foram analisadas a partir de cortes histológicos. Concluiu-se que, das cinco plantas analisadas, somente três caracterizam-se como plantas aquáticas, sendo duas classificadas como plantas emergentes e uma como submersa fixa devido às características adaptativas que apresentam para obter sucesso nesse ambiente.In the aquatic ecosystem there is gradient moisture in the soil that interferes directly in the occupation of species on the margin of the water blade. This ecological zone reflects the degrees of adaptation that plants present to tolerate flooding or drying. This work aimed to present a morphological and anatomical analysis of five species of Cyperaceae, found at different zones in the surroundings of the Alagados Dam, in Ponta Grossa-PR, Brazil: Cyperus giganteus and Rhynchospora corymbosa var. asperula, Cyperus densicaespitosus, Cyperus rigens and Eleocharis sp. Stem and foliar structures of five species of Cyperaceae were analyzed by histological cross-section. It was concluded that of the five plants examined, only three are aquatic plants, with two being classified as emerging plants and one as fixed submerged, based on the adaptive characteristics they present to succeed in this environment.

  6. 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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    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

  7. 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

    2012-06-01

    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

  8. Clareiras naturais e a riqueza de especies pioneiras em uma floresta Atlantica montana Pioneer species richness in a tropical montane forest

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    M. TABARELLI

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    Full Text Available A abertura de clareiras naturais, causada pela queda de uma ou mais árvores do dossel, é considerada um mecanismo de manutenção da diversidade de árvores e arbustos nas florestas tropicais. Em um trecho da floresta Atlântica montana no Sudeste do Brasil, foram amostrados todos os indivíduos maiores que 1 m de altura em 30 clareiras (30,3-500,5 m². Entre as 220 espécies arbóreo-arbustivas amostradas, 24% foram pioneiras, sendo 88,7% de ciclo de vida curto e 11,3% de ciclo de vida longo. Espécies de Miconia, Leandra e Rapanea representaram 49% do total das espécies e 62,1% do total dos indivíduos pioneiros amostrados. No local de estudo, a idade, a área das clareiras, a altura do dossel adjacente e a cobertura de bambu explicaram entre 20% e 73% das variações nas características de ocupação das clareiras por pioneiras. Encontraram-se evidências de que na floresta Atlântica montana: (1 há, em nível de paisagem, riqueza elevada de pequenas árvores e arbustos pioneiros, associados à ocupação e à partição de hábitats iluminados, como as florestas abertas dos topos de morro; (2 a ocupação dos hábitats iluminados por espécies de bambu e bambusóides afeta a densidade, a diversidade e a riqueza local de espécies pioneiras; e (3 fatores ecológicos, como a baixa freqüência de grandes clareiras e daquelas formadas por árvores desenraizadas, são alguns dos fatores responsáveis pela reduzida riqueza local de pioneiras nessa floresta.Treefall gaps have been considered a mechanism for the maintenance of tree and shrub species diversity in tropical forests as they represent an essential site for the regeneration of pioneer plants. In a site of the Atlantic montane forest, Southeastern Brazil, we sampled all woody individuals taller than 1 m at thirty treefall gaps (30.3-500.5 m². Two hundred and twenty tree and shrub species were sampled, where 24% were considered pioneers. Among pioneers, 88.7% were considered as short

  9. A intrusão diamantífera Abel Régis (Carmo do Paranaíba, MG: kimberlito ou lamproíto? The diamond-bearing Abel Régis intrusion (Carmo do Paranaíba, MG: kimberlite or lamproite?

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    Mario Luiz de Sá C. Chaves

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    Full Text Available Centenas de intrusões de natureza kimberlítica ou relacionadas são conhecidas na Província Diamantífera do Alto Paranaíba, em Minas Gerais e Goiás. O pipe Abel Régis, localizado em Carmo do Paranaíba e descoberto pela De Beers na década de 1970, é um desses corpos, que tem sido, em geral, considerado como um kimberlito. Na área da intrusão, ocorrem metassedimentos neoproterozóicos do Grupo Bambuí, os quais são atravessados pelo pipe cretácico (? de forma superficial aproximadamente circular, com cerca de 1.400 m de diâmetro. Foram distinguidas diversas fácies petrográficas no corpo, que é um dos poucos de toda a província mineral onde encontram-se preservadas feições da zona de cratera. Como o acervo de informações pré-existentes não era esclarecedor quanto à mineralogia de tal corpo, efetuaram-se também estudos com microssonda eletrônica, os quais demonstraram significativas mudanças quanto ao até então admitido. As mais importantes foram: predomínio local de Cr-espinélio sobre ilmenita entre os minerais indicadores, ilmenitas pouco magnesianas e presença abundante do K-feldspato sanidina. Essas características, somadas ao aspecto em forma de taça apresentado pelo corpo, permitem sugerir, em princípio, que a intrusão Abel Régis possa ser de natureza lamproítica.Hundreds of kimberlite or related intrusions are known in the Alto Paranaíba Diamondiferous Province, in the states of Minas Gerais and Goiás. The Abel Régis intrusion, located in Carmo do Paranaíba county is one of these bodies that was discovered in the 1970´s by De Beers, and has generally been recognized as kimberlite. Neoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks of the Bambuí Group are found in the intrusion area. These rocks are cut by the Cretaceous(? body outcropping as a nearly circular section with 1,400 m in diameter. Distinct petrographic facies, including crater facies, can be recognized in the body. As the previous data was not

  10. Reação de cultivares de feijoeiro comum a quatro raças de Phaeoisariopsis griseola Reaction of common bean cultivars to four races of Phaeoisariopsis griseola

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    Eder J. de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available A mancha-angular causada pelo fungo Phaeoisariopsis griseola, apresenta grande importância na cultura do feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris no Brasil. O desenvolvimento de cultivares resistentes tem sido proposto como maneira eficaz, eficiente e econômica para o controle da doença. Um dos primeiros passos no programa de melhoramento visando resistência à mancha-angular é a identificação e seleção de fontes de resistência. Neste contexto, este trabalho objetivou a caracterização de 58 cultivares de feijoeiro quanto a reação às raças 31.17, 63.19, 63.23 e 63.55 de P. griseola. Os resultados mostraram que as cultivares Antioquia 8 e CAL 143, ambos de origem Andina, e Ecuador 299 e México 235, de origem Mesoamericana, apresentaram resistência às quatro raças testadas. As cultivares A 193 e Golden Gate 416 mostraram resistência a três das quatro raças testadas, podendo também, ser úteis em programas de melhoramento. Dentre as cultivares mais suscetíveis encontram-se as cultivares IPA 7419, AN 9022180, Bambuí, Compuesto Negro Chimaltengo, Guanajuato 10-A-5, Diamante Negro, Early Gallatin, Jamapa e Kentucky Wonder 780 e as cultivares de grãos tipo carioca AN 9022180, Aporé e Carioca 80. As novas fontes de resistência à mancha angular identificadas neste trabalho poderão ser utilizadas por programas de melhoramento do feijoeiro que visem a incorporação de genes de resistência de origem Andina ou Mesoamericana.Angular leaf spot caused by the fungus Phaeoisariopsis griseola is a major disease of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris in Brazil. The development of resistant cultivars has been proposed as an effective, efficient and economic way to control the disease. A breeding program aiming to develop cultivars resistant to angular leaf spot starts with the identification and selection of common bean resistance sources. The objective of this work was to characterize 58 common bean cultivars with respect to their reaction to P

  11. Chronic use of benzodiazepines among older adults

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    Jussara Mendonça Alvarenga

    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.

  12. 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. PMID:26039388

  13. 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

    2009-12-01

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Efficacy of corn and rice seed-borne mycoflora in controlling aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus

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    Adel K. Madbouly

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Food commodities such as cereals are subjected to spoilage and bio-deterioration during storage by mycotoxigenic fungi such as Aspergillus flavus. Efforts are done to biologically control toxigenic A. flavus and subsequently prevent or at least minimize its aflatoxin production ability, without the need of using synthetic fungicides. Antifungal activity of corn and rice seed-borne mycoflora was tested against aflatoxigenic A. flavus in vitro, using bioassays such as dual culture technique; ability to produce volatile and non-volatile metabolites; ability to inhibit germination and reduce germ tube length of A. flavus conidia; in vivo reduction of aflatoxins level in corn seeds co-inoculated with the pathogen and antagonists. Penicillum crustosum, Aspergillus giganteus, Fusarium verticillioides and Aspergillus fumigatus isolates showed promising antifungal activities and varying efficiencies of reducing aflatoxins level; however, only A. fumigatus isolate was non-aflatoxigenic. It could be concluded that A. fumigatus could be used effectively as a biopreservative to increase shelf life of cereals during storage, but after testing its tendency to produce other mycotoxins or causing human Aspergillosis.

  16. Managing Multiple Mandates: A System of Systems Model to Analyze Strategies for Producing Cellulosic Ethanol and Reducing Riverine Nitrate Loads in the Upper Mississippi River Basin.

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    Housh, Mashor; Yaeger, Mary A; Cai, Ximing; McIsaac, Gregory F; Khanna, Madhu; Sivapalan, Murugesu; Ouyang, Yanfeng; Al-Qadi, Imad; Jain, Atul K

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    Implementing public policies often involves navigating an array of choices that have economic and environmental consequences that are difficult to quantify due to the complexity of multiple system interactions. Implementing the mandate for cellulosic biofuel production in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and reducing hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico by reducing riverine nitrate-N loads represent two such cases that overlap in the Mississippi River Basin. To quantify the consequences of these interactions, a system of systems (SoS) model was developed that incorporates interdependencies among the various subsystems, including biofuel refineries, transportation, agriculture, water resources and crop/ethanol markets. The model allows examination of the impact of imposing riverine nitrate-N load limits on the biofuel production system as a whole, including land use change and infrastructure needs. The synergies of crop choice (first versus second generation biofuel crops), infrastructure development, and environmental impacts (streamflow and nitrate-N load) were analyzed to determine the complementarities and trade-offs between environmental protection and biofuel development objectives. For example, the results show that meeting the cellulosic biofuel target in the RFS using Miscanthus x giganteus reduces system profits by 8% and reduces nitrate-N loads by 12% compared to the scenario without a mandate. However, greater water consumption by Miscanthus is likely to reduce streamflow with potentially adverse environmental consequences that need to be considered in future decision making. PMID:26348783

  17. Photosynthetic responses to chilling in a chilling-tolerant and chilling-sensitive Miscanthus hybrid.

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    Friesen, P C; Sage, R F

    2016-07-01

    Miscanthus is a C4 perennial grass being developed for bioenergy production in temperate regions where chilling events are common. To evaluate chilling effects on Miscanthus, we assessed the processes controlling net CO2 assimilation rate (A) in Miscanthus x giganteus (M161) and a chilling-sensitive Miscanthus hybrid (M115) before and after a chilling treatment of 12/5 °C. The temperature response of A and maximum Rubisco activity in vitro were identical below 20 °C in chilled and unchilled M161, demonstrating Rubisco capacity limits or co-limits A at cooler temperatures. By contrast, A in M115 decreased at all measurement temperatures after growth at 12/5 °C. Rubisco activity in vitro declined in proportion to the reduction in A in chilled M115 plants, indicating Rubisco capacity is responsible in part for the decline in A. Pyruvate orthophosphate dikinase activities were also reduced by the chilling treatment when assayed at 28 °C, indicating this enzyme may also contribute to the reduction in A in M115. The maximum extractable activities of PEPCase and NADP-ME remained largely unchanged after chilling. The carboxylation efficiency of the C4 cycle was depressed in both genotypes to a similar extent after chilling. ΦP :ΦCO2 remained unchanged in both genotypes indicating the C3 and C4 cycles decline equivalently upon chilling. PMID:26714623

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  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. PMID:27043723

  1. Importance of Chemolithoautotrophic Production to Mobile Benthic Predators in the Gulf of Mexico

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    Morgan, E.; Macavoy, S.; Carney, R.

    2005-05-01

    The continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico is characterized by substantial hydrocarbon seepage which provides reduced energy sources, both CH4 and H2S, for chemolithoautotrophs existing as endosymbionts within mussels and tubeworms found in dense colonies that provide habitat for an array of endemic and colonial fauna. The extent of trophic export of chemosynthetic biomass to the seep communities and the surrounding benthic communities in the Gulf, however, remains an open question. To elucidate the nutritional associations between seep residents and the surrounding benthos the carbon, nitrogen and sulfur stable isotope values of the hagfish Eptatretus sp., the giant isopod Bathynomus giganteus and the predatory snail Phymorhyncus sp. were interpreted through a three source, dual isotope mixing model. The model was able to assess the contributions of different isotopic signals to a mixture and thus could distinguish between photosynthetic/phytodetritus based sources, methanotrophic sources and thiotrophic sources. Incorporation of chemosynthetic based food sources was minimal on the whole and species specific; however some of the organisms considered in this study did incorporate nutrition from chemolithoautotrophic sources.

  2. Searching for generality in the patterns of parasite abundance and distribution: ectoparasites of a South African rodent, Rhabdomys pumilio.

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    Matthee, Sonja; Krasnov, Boris R

    2009-06-01

    We studied abundance and distribution of seven ectoparasite species (fleas Chiastopsylla rossi and Dynopsyllus ellobius, a louse Polyplax arvicanthis, mites Androlaelaps fahrenholzi and Laelaps giganteus and two ticks Haemaphysalis elliptica and Hyalomma truncatum) exploiting the same populations of the rodent host Rhabdomys pumilio in South Africa. We considered three general patterns of abundance and distribution, namely (i) aggregated distribution of parasites amongst individual hosts; (ii) positive relationships between mean parasite abundance and their prevalence; and (iii) applicability of a simple epidemiological model based on mean parasite abundance and its variance to predict the observed patterns of prevalence. Our aims were to evaluate the relative role of host- versus parasite-associated factors by looking at similarity amongst different parasites in these patterns. In general, all parasites demonstrated strong similarity in each of the three patterns of abundance and distribution. However, the strength of these patterns differed amongst parasite species. We conclude that these patterns are driven mainly by hosts, but differences are caused by differences between various life-history traits of parasite species. Our results support the idea that general laws apply to parasite population ecology. PMID:19168068

  3. Interspecific variation in the diets of herbivores in an industrial environment: implications for exposure to fluoride emissions.

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    Davis, Naomi E; Death, Clare E; Coulson, Graeme; Newby, Lora; Hufschmid, Jasmin

    2016-05-01

    Atmospheric fluorides (gaseous and particulate) are deposited on, and absorbed by, vegetation. Ingested fluoride accumulates in calcified tissues of vertebrates, and if it is excessive, it may lead to dental and skeletal fluorosis. The prevalence, form and severity of the effects vary greatly between species. Foraging strategy can be an important determinant of fluoride exposure in herbivores, because foliar fluoride concentrations vary between plant species, for example, according to vertical and lateral position in the vegetation. We combined microhistological analysis of diet and analysis of foliar fluoride levels to examine interspecific variation in dietary fluoride exposure of macropodid marsupials (swamp wallaby Wallabia bicolor, red-necked wallaby Notamacropus rufogriseus and eastern grey kangaroo Macropus giganteus), in the buffer zone of an aluminium smelter in Victoria, Australia. Dietary niche differentiation between species was evident. The swamp wallaby and the red-necked wallaby were browsers or mixed feeders, depending on the classification system used. The eastern grey kangaroo was a grazer, consuming almost entirely grasses. However, foliar fluoride did not vary significantly between the main plant groups consumed. Our results indicate that interspecific variation in diet at this site is unlikely to explain variation in fluoride exposure. PMID:26873827

  4. 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 (p<0.001). Necropsy examinations of all six species from the high-fluoride area near the smelter revealed dental lesions considered characteristic of dental 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. PMID:26188404

  5. The Middle Triassic marine reptile biodiversity in the Germanic Basin, in the centre of the Pangaean world

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    Diedrich, Cajus

    2012-03-01

    The Middle Triassic fossil reptile localities near Bayreuth (Bavaria, southern Germany) consist of shallow marine autochthonous glauconitic marls and terebratulid-rich tempestite carbonates of the newly defined Bindlach and Hegnabrunn formations. Single bones and incomplete skeletons of marine reptiles have been recorded in bone beds within in the Illyrian and Fassanian stages. These include the remains of the sauropterygians Neusticosaurus sp., Lariosaurus cf. buzzii [1], Nothosaurus mirabilis [2], Paranothosaurus giganteus [2], Placodus gigas [3], Cyamodus rostratus [4], Cyamodus münsteri [5], Pistosaurus longaevus [6], and ichthyosaursOmphalosaurus sp., and Shastasaurus sp. or proterosaur Tanystrophaeus conspicuus [7]. New skeletal reconstructions are based on the osteological analysis of three dimensionally preserved bones and skeletal remains. The large number of marine endemic placodont macroalgae feeders (P. gigas) in the Bayreuth sites coincides with the presence of invertebrate palaeocommunities that are characteristic of macroalgae meadow paleoenvironments. Most of the reptile species and genera from the Bayreuth localities also occur in beds of similar ages from the Monte San Giorgio (Switzerland/Italy) or Perledo (Italy) lagoonal areas. Ichthyosaurs and pistosaurs were adapted for open marine conditions, and may have migrated from the Panthalassa Oceans into the shallow marine Germanic Basin to reproduce, whereas placodonts and many other sauropterygians seem to have lived permanently in those shallow marine habitats, with large squamates and thecodont or smaller archosaurs in coastal areas.

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

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    Carloalberto ePetti

    2013-06-01

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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. PMID:23126612

  9. Mosquito community structure in phytotelmata from a South American temperate wetland.

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    Albicócco, Andrea Paola; Carbajo, Aníbal Eduardo; Vezzani, Darío

    2011-12-01

    Phytotelmata, or plant-held waters, are considered to be good model systems for the study of community ecology. The fauna of these natural container habitats, particularly the mosquitoes, have been extensively investigated in tropical regions, but there is little known about them in temperate South America. We assessed the structure of immature mosquito communities in leaf axils, tree holes, and bamboo stumps from a temperate wetland of Argentina. A total of 4,330 immature mosquitoes were collected among the 2,606 phytotelmata inspected. Leaf axils of eight plant species and tree holes were larval habitats for nine mosquito species belonging to the genus Culex, Wyeomyia, Isostomyia, and Toxorhynchites. The mosquito communities showed richness ranging from one to four species. Marked differences were detected in the plant specificity for the species collected. Some of them were exclusively found in one plant species (Isostomyia paranensis in Scirpus giganteus), whereas others were collected in up to five plant species but belonging to the same phytotelm class, the leaf axils. Those from tree holes are well-known dwellers of artificial containers and ground water habitats, such as Culex pipiens. Our results support the idea of low mosquito richness in phytotelmata from temperate regions in comparison with tropical areas, but the observed specificity patterns echo the findings of tropical forests. PMID:22129416

  10. Community structure of ground-water breeding mosquitoes driven by land use in a temperate wetland of Argentina.

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    Cardo, María Victoria; Darío, Vezzani; Eduardo, Carbajo Aníbal

    2011-08-01

    Wetlands have traditionally been associated with harbouring mosquitoes, but the effect of the land use on their communities has not been thoroughly studied. We characterized the ground-water habitat availability and mosquito species richness and composition during a year-round survey in the predominant land uses (domestic areas, Salicaceae plantations, secondary forests and Scirpus giganteus marshes) of the Paraná Lower Delta, Argentina. Each land use presented a characteristically different number, composition, and diversity of ground-water habitats, and harboured mosquitoes throughout the year. Nearly half of the 824 habitats examined, consisting of 10 types, were positive for immatures. We identified 23 species from 7 genera, with Culex and Ochlerotatus species accounting for 81.7% of all samples. Species richness was significantly lower in marshes than in the other land uses. Some species such as Culex dolosus s.l. and Ochlerotatus crinifer exhibited no habitat-type restrictions, while Uranotaenia nataliae and Mansonia indubitans presented specific habitat requirements. Our results strongly suggest that land use within temperate wetlands drives species richness and composition of ground-water mosquito communities through larval habitat availability. PMID:21550332

  11. Using stable isotopes to characterize differential depth of water uptake based on environmental conditions in perennial biofuel and traditional annual crops

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    Miller, J. N.; Nystrom, R.; Bernacchi, C.

    2013-12-01

    Global climate change related to fossil fuel consumption coupled with the necessity for secure, cost-effective, and renewable domestic energy is continuing to drive the development of a bioenergy industry. Numerous second-generation biofuel crops have been identified that hold promise as sustainable feedstocks for the industry, including perennial grasses that utilize the highly water and energy efficient C4 photosynthetic pathway. Among the perennial grasses, miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) stand out as having high biomass, minimal maintenance, low nutrient input requirements, and positive environmental benefits. These grasses are able to withstand a wide range of growing season temperatures and precipitation regimes, particularly in reference to the annual row crops that they are likely to replace. During the drought of 2012 traditional row crops suffered major reductions in yield whereas the perennial grasses retained relatively high biomass yields. We hypothesize that this is due to the ability of the perennial grasses to access water from deeper soil water relative to the annual row crops. To test this hypothesis, we use isotopic techniques to determine the soil depth from which the various species obtain water. Data from summer 2013 suggests that the perennial grasses preferentially use surface water when available but can extract water from depths that the annual row crops are unable to reach. These results indicate that perennial grasses, with deeper roots, will likely sustain growth under conditions when annual row crops are unable.

  12. Shedding light on the microbial community of the macropod foregut using 454-amplicon pyrosequencing.

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    Lisa-Maree Gulino

    Full Text Available Twenty macropods from five locations in Queensland, Australia, grazing on a variety of native pastures were surveyed and the bacterial community of the foregut was examined using 454-amplicon pyrosequencing. Specifically, the V3/V4 region of 16S rRNA gene was examined. A total of 5040 OTUs were identified in the data set (post filtering. Thirty-two OTUs were identified as 'shared' OTUS (i.e. present in all samples belonging to either Firmicutes or Bacteroidetes (Clostridiales/Bacteroidales. These phyla predominated the general microbial community in all macropods. Genera represented within the shared OTUs included: unclassified Ruminococcaceae, unclassified Lachnospiraceae, unclassified Clostridiales, Peptococcus sp. Coprococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Blautia sp., Ruminoccocus sp., Eubacterium sp., Dorea sp., Oscillospira sp. and Butyrivibrio sp. The composition of the bacterial community of the foregut samples of each the host species (Macropus rufus, Macropus giganteus and Macropus robustus was significantly different allowing differentiation between the host species based on alpha and beta diversity measures. Specifically, eleven dominant OTUs that separated the three host species were identified and classified as: unclassified Ruminococcaceae, unclassified Bacteroidales, Prevotella spp. and a Syntrophococcus sucromutans. Putative reductive acetogens and fibrolytic bacteria were also identified in samples. Future work will investigate the presence and role of fibrolytics and acetogens in these ecosystems. Ideally, the isolation and characterization of these organisms will be used for enhanced feed efficiency in cattle, methane mitigation and potentially for other industries such as the biofuel industry.

  13. Neuronal health - can culinary and medicinal mushrooms help?

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    Sabaratnam, Vikineswary; Kah-Hui, Wong; Naidu, Murali; Rosie David, Pamela

    2013-01-01

    Hericium erinaceus a culinary and medicinal mushroom is a well established candidate for brain and nerve health. Ganoderma lucidum, Grifola frondosa and Sarcodon scabrosus have been reported to have neurite outgrowth and neuronal health benefits. The number of mushrooms, however, studied for neurohealth activity are few compared to the more than 2 000 species of edible and / or medicinal mushrooms identified. In the on-going search for other potent culinary and / or medicinal mushrooms, indigenous mushrooms used in traditional medicines such as Lignosus rhinocerotis and Ganoderma neo-japonicum are also being investigated. Further, the edible mushroom, Pleurotus giganteus can be a potential candidate, too. Can these edible and medicinal mushrooms be tapped to tackle the health concerns of the aging population which is projected to be more than 80-90 million of people age 65 and above in 2050 who may be affected by age-related neurodegenerative disorders. Scientific validation is needed if these mushrooms are to be considered and this can be achieved by understanding the molecular and biochemical mechanisms involved in the stimulation of neurite outgrowth. Though it is difficult to extrapolate the in vitro studies to what may happen in the human brain, studies have shown that there can be improvement in cognitive abilities of the aged if the mushroom is incorporated in their daily diets. PMID:24716157

  14. 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. PMID:24654802

  15. Lesions of Copper Toxicosis in Captive Marine Invertebrates With Comparisons to Normal Histology.

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    LaDouceur, E E B; Wynne, J; Garner, M M; Nyaoke, A; Keel, M K

    2016-05-01

    Despite increasing concern for coral reef ecosystem health within the last decade, there is scant literature concerning the histopathology of diseases affecting the major constituents of coral reef ecosystems, particularly marine invertebrates. This study describes histologic findings in 6 species of marine invertebrates (California sea hare [Aplysia californica], purple sea urchin [Strongylocentrotus purpuratus], sunburst anemone [Anthopleura sola], knobby star [Pisaster giganteus], bat star [Asterina miniata], and brittle star [Ophiopteris papillosa]) with spontaneous copper toxicosis, 4 purple sea urchins with experimentally induced copper toxicosis, and 1 unexposed control of each species listed. The primary lesions in the California sea hare with copper toxicosis were branchial and nephridial necrosis. Affected echinoderms shared several histologic lesions, including epidermal necrosis and ulceration and increased numbers of coelomocytes within the water-vascular system. The sunburst anemone with copper toxicosis had necrosis of both epidermis and gastrodermis, as well as expulsion of zooxanthellae from the gastrodermis. In addition to the lesions attributed to copper toxicosis, our results describe normal microscopic features of these animals that may be useful for histopathologic assessment of marine invertebrates. PMID:26459519

  16. 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.

  17. A novel framework to classify marginal land for sustainable biomass feedstock production.

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    Gopalakrishnan, Gayathri; Cristina Negri, M; Snyder, Seth W

    2011-01-01

    To achieve food and energy security, sustainable bioenergy has become an important goal for many countries. The use of marginal lands to produce energy crops is one strategy for achieving this goal, but what is marginal land? Current definitions generally focus on a single criterion, primarily agroeconomic profitability. Herein, we present a framework that incorporates multiple criteria including profitability of current land use, soil health indicators (erosion, flooding, drainage, or high slopes), and environmental degradation resulting from contamination of surface water or groundwater resources. We tested this framework for classifying marginal land in the state of Nebraska and estimated the potential for using marginal land to produce biofuel crops. Our results indicate that approximately 1.6 million ha, or 4 million acres, of land (approximately 8% of total land area) could be classified as marginal on the basis of at least two criteria. Second-generation lignocellulosic bioenergy crops such as switchgrass ( Panicum virgatum L.), miscanthus (Miscanthus giganteus), native prairie grasses, and short-rotation woody crops could be grown on this land in redesigned landscapes that meet energy and environmental needs, without significant impacts on food or feed production. Calculating tradeoffs between the economics of redesigned landscapes and current practices at the field scale is the next step for determining functional designs for integrating biofuel feedstock production into current land management practices. PMID:21869522

  18. Bazı Makrofungus Türlerine Ait Misellerin Farklı Kültür Ortamlarındaki Gelişim Hızlarının Belirlenmesi

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    Fatih KALYONCU

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    Full Text Available Bu çalısmada Türkiye'nin Akdeniz Bölgesi'nden toplanan 8 farklı makrofungus türüne (Gloeophyllum trabeum, Inocybe flocculosa var. crocifolia, Omphalotus olearius, Postia stiptica, Fomes fomentarius, Meripilus giganteus, Morchella hortensis, Collybia dryophyla ait misellerin farklı içerikteki besiyerlerinde sergiledikleri büyüme degerleri arastırılmıstır. Besiyeri olarak; Patates Dekstroz Agar (PDA, Hagem ortamı (HO, Minimal ortam (MO ve Malt Ekstrakt Agar (MEA kullanılmıstır. Petri kabı içinde bulunan besiyerlerine stok kültürlerden misel asılaması yapılmıs ve belli aralıklar ile koloni çapları ölçülmüstür. Çalısma sonucunda her bir sapkalı mantar türü için farklı büyüme degerleri saptanmıstır.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Two late-Glacial avifaunas from eastern North Island, New Zealand : Te Aute Swamp and Wheturau Quarry

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    Late-Glacial faunas from Wheturau Quarry near Gisborne and Te Aute, near Napier, North Island, New Zealand, are described and radiocarbon dates presented. These faunas suggest that the eastern North Island was covered in open shrubland until 10,500 years BP. There were significant changes in the fauna of the eastern North Island during the Early Holocene, when the dominant moa species was replaced; the key species Cnemiornis gracilis disappeared from the fauna; and others, such as Euryanas finschi became scarce. The Wheturau fauna includes the largest collection of Cnemiornis gracilis bones yet found, and a storm petrel that may be Oceanites maorianus, named from three skins collected last century off Banks Peninsula. The Te Aute site is notable for the large number of moa bones preserved, especially Euryapteryx curtus and Dinonnis giganteus. It is also the type locality for Diornis gazella Oliver, Cnermiornis gracilis Forbes, Circus teauteensis Forbes, Circus hamiltoni Forbes, and Phalacrocorax novaezealandiae var. major Forbes. The record of Harpagornis moorei from Te Aute is shown to have been an error in identification by Hamilton, and Harpagornis is therefore unknown in the North Island. (author). 41 refs., 3 figs., 6 tabs

  2. 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.

  3. The prevalence of anti-leptospiral agglutinins in sera of wildlife in southeastern Australia.

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    Milner, A R; Wilks, C R; Spratt, D M; Presidente, P J

    1981-04-01

    Anti-leptospiral agglutinins were found in the serum from 18 (7 species) of 419 (25 species) animals sampled from various areas of southeastern Australia. Positive serologic reactions were observed in 5 of 25 (20%) brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), 1 of 26 (3.8%) tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), 2 of 12 (16.7%) swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor), 1 of 3 (33.3%) koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), 3 of 41 (7.3%) common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), 2 of 100 (2%) bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) and 4 of 12 (25%) rusa deer (Cervus timorensis). The majority (55.5%) of serologic reactions were to serovar hardjo. No serologic reactions were observed in samples from echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii), swainson's antechinus (Antechinus swaisonsii), long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta), brown bandicoot(Isoodon obesulus), common ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus), greater glider (Schoinobates volans), eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster), black rat (Rattus rattus), eastern swamp rat (Rattus lutreolus), broad-toothed rat (Mastacomys fuscus), fox (Vulpes vulpes), sambar deer (Cervus unicolor), hog deer (Axis porcinus) and fallow deer (Dama dama). PMID:7241704

  4. BIODEGRADATION OF AGRO-WASTES BY SOME NIGERIAN WHITE-ROT FUNGI

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    Oluseyi Damilola Adejoye

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Three white-rot fungi: Daedalea elegans, Polyporus giganteus, and Lenzites betulina were screened for their lignin degrading abilities on rice straw, maizecob, sawdust of Terminalia superba, and sugarcane bagasse at different time intervals (30, 60, and 90 days. All the fungi demonstrated varying levels of ligninolytic capability with different degrees of lignin degradation in all the fermented substrates. A significant difference (p<0.05 was observed in the mycelia extension of Daedalea elegans grown on the different agro-industrial wastes. D. elegans gave maximum extension of 4.5 cm on sugarcane bagasse. The highest lignin reduction of 92.9% (p<0.05 was recorded in maize cob fermented with Daedalea elegans after 90 days. On the basis of lignocellulosic material degraded, it is concluded that the white-rot fungi offer a better alternative to conventional ways of disposing these waste substances. This paper considers the ability of indigenous white-rot fungi to degrade lignin as a way of using them in effective waste management.

  5. 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.

    1998-01-01

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Rapid liquefaction of giant miscanthus feedstock in ethanol–water system for production of biofuels

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    Highlights: • Rapid water/ethanol liquefaction system was proposed for giant miscanthus feedstock. • The optimum liquefaction conditions were 280 °C and 15 min at water/ethanol ratio 50%. • Application of ZnCl2 catalyst enhanced liquefaction process significantly. • 52% bio-oil yield and 1% residue were obtained after 5 min when ZnCl2 catalyst used. - Abstract: Energy issues nowadays are one of the critical priorities for the United States. There is a strong desire and tremendous efforts employed towards replacing fossil fuels with sustainable alternative sources of energy. In this study, hydrothermal liquefaction with ethanol and water as co-solvents was applied on giant miscanthus (Miscanthus giganteus) perennial biomass feedstock. Four temperatures and six ethanol ratios were chosen for the study. The optimum combination of temperature and water/ethanol ratio was 280 °C and 50%, respectively. The effect of time, biomass to solvent ratio and catalyst type was studied as well. The best liquefaction results without applying catalysts (53% oil yield and 8% solid residue) were obtained after 15 min. When zinc chloride was used as catalyst, more than 52% of oil yield with 1% solid residue was obtained after 5 min. The crude bio-oil chemical composition was identified by using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)

  8. 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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    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

  9. 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.

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    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

  10. EXPLORING THE MICROBIAL ACTIVITIES IN THE RHIZOSPHERES OF EXOTIC BAMBOOS

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available : We need to believe that our atmosphere is changing- uneven climate patterns will draw us to the cliff of alarming situation of global warming. With this shift of climatic patterns, it has influenced the above and below ground entities of ecosystem. The objectives of this study were to quantify mycorrhizal association and glomalin content in seven exotic bamboo species raised in bambusetum of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. The study further addresses activities of soil microbial community in terms of moisture, respiration, enzymes (dehydrogenase and phosphatase, carbon, aggregation and their inter-relationship besides their possible role in carbon sequestration in relation to bamboo-mycorrhizae. The study observed that Melocanna baccifera (40.91µg/gm/hr recorded significantly maximum soil respiration. The dehydrogenase activity was measured highest of 92.95 µg/25ml/g/24hr in Dendrocalamus gigantius while lowest of 12.61 µg/25ml/g/24hr was quantified for M. baccifera. The maximum acid phosphatase activity was recorded in D. gigantius (18.914mg/g/hr. The alkaline phosphatase activity was recorded highest in Cephalostachyum pergracile (0.1502mg/g/hr while lowest was registered in Bambusa multiplex (0.0432mg/g/hr. The highest microbial biomass carbon was quantified in Bambusa polymorpha (518.97mg/kg and lowest was in D. gigantius (102.89mg/kg. Maximum root colonization was found in Bambusa tulda (59.05% with maximum spores were counted in the soil collected from the root zone of D. gigantius (52.56/ml and the lowest spore count was recorded in B. multiplex (13.22/ml. The maximum value of glomalin content was recorded in C. pergracile (84.09µg/ml and minimum was found in B. multiplex (48.24µg/ml. The study explored the potential of soil microbes and mycorrhizae along with these exotic bamboos in mitigating the elevated CO2, which probably becomes a suitable candidate in sequestering the carbon dioxide.

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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    

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Emissions of methane and carbon dioxide during anaerobic decomposition of aquatic macrophytes from a tropical lagoon (São Paulo, Brazil Emissões de metano e dióxido de carbono da decomposição de macrófitas aquáticas de uma lagoa tropical (São Paulo, Brasil

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    Full Text Available AIM: Massive accumulations of aquatic sedimentary plant are the main source of CH4 and CO2 emissions in floodplain lakes. To examine this connection, this study measured CO2 and CH4 formation during anaerobic decomposition of aquatic macrophytes from a floodplain lake; METHODS: Methane formation was determined to the intrinsic characteristics of the debris, and the experimental (physical and chemical conditions. Production of CH4 and CO2 were measured during anaerobic degradation of seven aquatic macrophytes: Cabomba furcata, Cyperus giganteus, Egeria najas, Eichhornia azurea, Ludwigia inclinata, Oxycaryum cubense, and Utricularia breviscapa, all of which inhabit the littoral zone of the lagoon studied; RESULTS: Overall, methanogenesis was more sensitive to temperature variation than gross anaerobic mineralization. Although the metabolic routes that generate CO2 were always predominant, as a competing process methanogenesis was favored by increasing temperature to the detriment of CO2 formation. Although several factors (such as pH, redox potential, salinity and nutrients availability influenced yields of the final degradation products, temperature and detritus chemical composition were, in a first approach, the key factors in CH4 formation. In the oxbow lakes of the Mogi-Guaçu River Floodplain, especially Óleo Lagoon, on average, 10% of the total carbon can be regarded as the yield of CH4 formation derived from aquatic macrophyte decay, while the remaining carbon (90% became CO2.OBJETIVO: Acúmulos intensos de plantas nos sedimentos são importantes fontes de emissões de CH4 e CO2 em lagoas de várzea de inundação. Nesse estudo foram determinadas as formações de CH4 e CO2 da decomposição anaeróbia de macrófitas aquáticas de uma lagoa marginal; MÉTODOS: A formação do metano foi determinada com base nas características intrínsecas dos detritos e das condições experimentais. As produções de CH4 e CO2 foram determinadas durante

  15. 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)

    1996-03-01

    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

  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

    2007-01-01

    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. Antibacterial activities of selected Cameroonian spices and their synergistic effects with antibiotics against multidrug-resistant phenotypes

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR phenotypes is a major public health problem today in the treatment of bacterial infections. The present study was designed to evaluate the antibacterial activities of the methanol extracts of eleven Cameroonian spices on a panel of twenty nine Gram negative bacteria including MDR strains. Methods The phytochemical analysis of the extracts was carried out by standard tests meanwhile the liquid micro-broth dilution was used for all antimicrobial assays. Results Phytochemical analysis showed the presence of alkaloids, phenols and tannins in all plants extracts. The results of the antibacterial assays indicated that all tested extracts exert antibacterial activities, with the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC values varying from 32 to 1024 μg/ml. The extracts from Dichrostachys glomerata, Beilschmiedia cinnamomea, Aframomum citratum, Piper capense, Echinops giganteus, Fagara xanthoxyloïdes and Olax subscorpioïdea were the most active. In the presence of efflux pump inhibitor, PAßN, the activity of the extract from D. glomerata significantly increased on 69.2% of the tested MDR bacteria. At MIC/5, synergistic effects were noted with the extract of D. glomerata on 75% of the tested bacteria for chloramphenicol (CHL, tetracycline (TET and norfloxacin (NOR. With B. cinnamomea synergy were observed on 62.5% of the studied MDR bacteria with CHL, cefepime (FEP, NOR and ciprofloxacin (CIP and 75% with erythromycin (ERY. Conclusion The overall results provide information for the possible use of the studied extracts of the spices in the control of bacterial infections involving MDR phenotypes.

  18. Performance of a pellet boiler fired with agricultural fuels

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    Highlights: ► Performance evaluation of a pellet boiler operated with different agricultural fuels. ► Agricultural fuels could be burn in the tested boiler for a certain period of time. ► All the fuels (except straw and Sorghum) satisfied the European legal requirements. ► Boilers for burning agricultural fuels should have a flexible control system. - Abstract: The increasing demand for woody biomass increases the price of this limited resource, motivating the growing interest in using woody materials of lower quality as well as non-woody biomass fuels for heat production in Europe. The challenges in using non-woody biomass as fuels are related to the variability of the chemical composition and in certain fuel properties that may induce problems during combustion. The objective of this work has been to evaluate the technical and environmental performance of a 15 kW pellet boiler when operated with different pelletized biomass fuels, namely straw (Triticum aestivum), Miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus), maize (Zea mays), wheat bran, vineyard pruning (from Vitis vinifera), hay, Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and wood (from Picea abies) with 5% rye flour. The gaseous and dust emissions as well as the boiler efficiency were investigated and compared with the legal requirements defined in the FprEN 303-5 (final draft of the European standard 303-5). It was found that the boiler control should be improved to better adapt the combustion conditions to the different properties of the agricultural fuels. Additionally, there is a need for a frequent cleaning of the heat exchangers in boilers operated with agricultural fuels to avoid efficiency drops after short term operation. All the agricultural fuels satisfied the legal requirements defined in the FprEN 303-5, with the exception of dust emissions during combustion of straw and Sorghum. Miscanthus and vineyard pruning were the best fuels tested showing comparable emission values to wood combustion

  19. The use of reed canary grass and giant miscanthus in the phytoremediation of municipal sewage sludge.

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    Antonkiewicz, Jacek; Kołodziej, Barbara; Bielińska, Elżbieta Jolanta

    2016-05-01

    The application of municipal sewage sludge on energy crops is an alternative form of recycling nutrients, food materials, and organic matter from waste. Municipal sewage sludge constitutes a potential source of heavy metals in soil, which can be partially removed by the cultivation of energy crops. The aim of the research was to assess the effect of municipal sewage sludge on the uptake of heavy metals by monocotyledonous energy crops. Sewage sludge was applied at doses of 0, 10, 20, 40, and 60 Mg DM · ha(-1) once, before the sowing of plants. In a 6-year field experiment, the effect of four levels of fertilisation with sewage sludge on the uptake of heavy metals by two species of energy crops, reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) of 'Bamse' cultivar and giant miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus GREEF et DEU), was analysed. It was established that the increasing doses of sewage sludge had a considerable effect on the increase in biomass yield from the tested plants. Due to the increasing doses of sewage sludge, a significant increase in heavy metals content in the energy crops was recorded. The heavy metal uptake with the miscanthus yield was the highest at a dose of 20 Mg DM · ha(-1), and at a dose of 40 Mg DM · ha(-1) in the case of reed canary grass. Research results indicate that on account of higher yields, higher bioaccumulation, and higher heavy metal uptake, miscanthus can be selected for the remediation of sewage sludge. PMID:26841773

  20. Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Herpesvirus Infection in Populations of Australian Marsupials.

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    Stalder, Kathryn; Vaz, Paola K; Gilkerson, James R; Baker, Rupert; Whiteley, Pam; Ficorilli, Nino; Tatarczuch, Liliana; Portas, Timothy; Skogvold, Kim; Anderson, Garry A; Devlin, Joanne M

    2015-01-01

    Herpesviruses have been reported in several marsupial species, but molecular classification has been limited to four herpesviruses in macropodids, a gammaherpesvirus in two antechinus species (Antechinus flavipes and Antechinus agilis), a gammaherpesvirus in a potoroid, the eastern bettong (Bettongia gaimardi) and two gammaherpesviruses in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). In this study we examined a range of Australian marsupials for the presence of herpesviruses using molecular and serological techniques, and also assessed risk factors associated with herpesvirus infection. Our study population included 99 koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), 96 eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), 50 Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) and 33 common wombats (Vombatus ursinius). In total, six novel herpesviruses (one alphaherpesvirus and five gammaherpesviruses) were identified in various host species. The overall prevalence of detection of herpesvirus DNA in our study population was 27.2% (95% confidence interval (CI) of 22.6-32.2%), but this varied between species and reached as high as 45.4% (95% CI 28.1-63.7%) in common wombats. Serum antibodies to two closely related macropodid herpesviruses (macropodid herpesvirus 1 and 2) were detected in 44.3% (95% CI 33.1-55.9%) of animals tested. This also varied between species and was as high as 92% (95% CI 74.0-99.0%) in eastern grey kangaroos. A number of epidemiological variables were identified as positive predictors for the presence of herpesvirus DNA in the marsupial samples evaluated. The most striking association was observed in koalas, where the presence of Chlamydia pecorum DNA was strongly associated with the presence of herpesvirus DNA (Odds Ratio = 60, 95% CI 12.1-297.8). Our results demonstrate the common presence of herpesviruses in Australian marsupials and provide directions for future research. PMID:26222660

  1. INSECTICIDAL ACTIVITIES OF ESSENTIAL OILS EXTRACTED FROM THREE SPECIES OF POACEAE ON ANOPHELES GAMBIAE SPP, MAJOR VECTOR OF MALARIA

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    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.

  2. A spatial modeling framework to evaluate domestic biofuel-induced potential land use changes and emissions.

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    Elliott, Joshua; Sharma, Bhavna; Best, Neil; Glotter, Michael; Dunn, Jennifer B; Foster, Ian; Miguez, Fernando; Mueller, Steffen; Wang, Michael

    2014-02-18

    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 high-resolution 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 decision-making, 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. PMID:24456539

  3. Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Herpesvirus Infection in Populations of Australian Marsupials

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    Stalder, Kathryn; Vaz, Paola K.; Gilkerson, James R.; Baker, Rupert; Whiteley, Pam; Ficorilli, Nino; Tatarczuch, Liliana; Portas, Timothy; Skogvold, Kim; Anderson, Garry A.; Devlin, Joanne M.

    2015-01-01

    Herpesviruses have been reported in several marsupial species, but molecular classification has been limited to four herpesviruses in macropodids, a gammaherpesvirus in two antechinus species (Antechinus flavipes and Antechinus agilis), a gammaherpesvirus in a potoroid, the eastern bettong (Bettongia gaimardi) and two gammaherpesviruses in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). In this study we examined a range of Australian marsupials for the presence of herpesviruses using molecular and serological techniques, and also assessed risk factors associated with herpesvirus infection. Our study population included 99 koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), 96 eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), 50 Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) and 33 common wombats (Vombatus ursinius). In total, six novel herpesviruses (one alphaherpesvirus and five gammaherpesviruses) were identified in various host species. The overall prevalence of detection of herpesvirus DNA in our study population was 27.2% (95% confidence interval (CI) of 22.6–32.2%), but this varied between species and reached as high as 45.4% (95% CI 28.1–63.7%) in common wombats. Serum antibodies to two closely related macropodid herpesviruses (macropodid herpesvirus 1 and 2) were detected in 44.3% (95% CI 33.1–55.9%) of animals tested. This also varied between species and was as high as 92% (95% CI 74.0–99.0%) in eastern grey kangaroos. A number of epidemiological variables were identified as positive predictors for the presence of herpesvirus DNA in the marsupial samples evaluated. The most striking association was observed in koalas, where the presence of Chlamydia pecorum DNA was strongly associated with the presence of herpesvirus DNA (Odds Ratio = 60, 95% CI 12.1–297.8). Our results demonstrate the common presence of herpesviruses in Australian marsupials and provide directions for future research. PMID:26222660

  4. Assessing the impacts of the establishment of Miscanthus on soil organic carbon on two contrasting land-use types in Ireland using soil fractionation

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    Zimmermann, Jesko; Dondini, Marta; Jones, Michael

    2014-05-01

    In recent years the use of biomass for energy production has become an increasingly important measure for mitigating global change. However, the scientific debate has been inconclusive with regard to the risks and benefits of bioenergy use. There is particular concern that land-use change to bioenergy production can lead to increased CO2 emissions. These emissions result from the loss of vegetation and the soil disturbance. The use of perennial crops such as Miscanthus x giganteus as a feedstock for bioenergy production offers a possible solution, as it shows a large soil carbon (C) sequestration potential across Europe. The aim of the present study was to analyse the impacts of land-use change from arable farming and grasslands to Miscanthus on soil fractions and associated soil organic carbon (SOC). Four three to four year old commercial Miscanthus sites, as well as adjacent control sites representing the former land-use, in SE Ireland were analysed for changes in SOC stocks and newly sequestered Miscanthus-derived C. The soil samples were fractionated using a combination of physical and chemical methods. The fraction with which the SOC is associated significantly influenced its decomposability and turnover time. Using the 13C natural abundance method, we found that newly sequestered C was found mainly as particulate organic matter (79.7% of Miscanthus-derived C) and therefore in a labile state with short turnover times. No significant differences were found in the distribution of the different soil fractions and SOC between the Miscanthus and the control sites, and it was shown that the share of fractions on the bulk soil as well as the proportion of the SOC associated with these fractions in young Miscanthus sites depends mainly on the previous land-use. It was therefore concluded that soil disturbance linked to the introduction of Miscanthus does not lead to a significant loss of soil organic carbon or a disruption of stable aggregates.

  5. Economics of switchgrass and miscanthus relative to coal as feedstock for generating electricity

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    Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) serves as a model dedicated energy crop in the U.S.A. Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) has served a similar role in Europe. This study was conducted to determine the most economical species, harvest frequency, and carbon tax required for either of the two candidate feedstocks to be an economically viable alternative for cofiring with coal for electricity generation. Biomass yield and energy content data were obtained from a field experiment conducted near Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A., in which both grasses were established in 2002. Plots were split to enable two harvest treatments (once and twice yr-1). The switchgrass variety 'Alamo', with a single annual post-senescence harvest, produced more biomass (15.87 Mg ha-1 yr-1) than miscanthus (12.39 Mg ha-1 yr-1) and more energy (249.6 million kJ ha-1 yr-1 versus 199.7 million kJ ha-1 yr-1 for miscanthus). For the average yields obtained, the estimated cost to produce and deliver biomass an average distance of 50 km was $43.9 Mg-1 for switchgrass and $51.7 Mg-1 for miscanthus. Given a delivered coal price of $39.76 Mg-1 and average energy content, a carbon tax of $7 Mg-1 CO2 would be required for switchgrass to be economically competitive. For the location and the environmental conditions that prevailed during the experiment, switchgrass with one harvest per year produced greater yields at a lower cost than miscanthus. In the absence of government intervention such as requiring biomass use or instituting a carbon tax, biomass is not an economically competitive feedstock for electricity generation in the region studied. (author)

  6. Revisión del género Polytrichadelphus (Müll. Hal. Mitt. (Polytrichaceae:musci para Colombia

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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.

  7. Will energy crop yields meet expectations?

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    Expectations are high for energy crops. Government policies in the United States and Europe are increasingly supporting biofuel and heat and power from cellulose, and biomass is touted as a partial solution to energy security and greenhouse gas mitigation. Here, we review the literature for yields of 5 major potential energy crops: Miscanthus spp., Panicum virgatum (switchgrass), Populus spp. (poplar), Salix spp. (willow), and Eucalyptus spp. Very high yields have been achieved for each of these types of energy crops, up to 40 t ha−1 y−1 in small, intensively managed trials. But yields are significantly lower in semi-commercial scale trials, due to biomass losses with drying, harvesting inefficiency under real world conditions, and edge effects in small plots. To avoid competition with food, energy crops should be grown on non-agricultural land, which also lowers yields. While there is potential for yield improvement for each of these crops through further research and breeding programs, for several reasons the rate of yield increase is likely to be slower than historically has been achieved for cereals; these include relatively low investment, long breeding periods, low yield response of perennial grasses to fertilizer, and inapplicability of manipulating the harvest index. Miscanthus × giganteus faces particular challenges as it is a sterile hybrid. Moderate and realistic expectations for the current and future performance of energy crops are vital to understanding the likely cost and the potential of large-scale production. - Highlights: • This review covers Miscanthus, switchgrass, poplar, willow, and Eucalyptus. • High yields of energy crops are typically from small experimental plots. • Field scale yields are lower due to real world harvesting losses and edge effects. • The potential for yield improvement of energy crops is relatively limited. • Expectations must be realistic for successful policies and commercial production

  8. 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.

  9. Water use efficiency of perennial and annual bioenergy crops in central Illinois

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    Zeri, Marcelo; Hussain, Mir Zaman; Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J.; Delucia, Evan; Bernacchi, Carl J.

    2013-06-01

    Sustainable bioenergy production depends upon the efficiency with which crops use available water to produce biomass and store carbon belowground. Therefore, water use efficiency (WUE; productivity vs. annual evapotranspiration, ET) is a key metric of bioenergy crop performance. We evaluate WUE of three potential perennial grass bioenergy crops, Miscanthus × giganteus (miscanthus), Panicum virgatum (switchgrass), and an assemblage of prairie species (28 species), and Zea mays-Glycine max rotation, during the establishment phase in Illinois. Ecosystem WUE (EWUE; net ecosystem productivity vs. ET) was highest in miscanthus, reaching a maximum value of 12.8 ± 0.3 kg ha-1 mm-1 in the third year, followed by switchgrass (7.5 ± 0.3 kg ha-1 mm-1) and prairie (3.9 ± 0.3 kg ha-1 mm-1); the row crop was the lowest. Besides EWUE, harvest-WUE (HWUE, harvested biomass vs. ET) and net biome productivity-WUE (BWUE, calculated as net ecosystem production - harvest vs. ET) were also estimated for all crops and years. After three years of establishment, HWUE and BWUE were highest in miscanthus (9.0 ± 2 and 3.8 ± 2.9 kg ha-1 mm-1, respectively) providing a net benefit to the carbon balance, while the row crops had a negative carbon balance and a negative BWUE. BWUE for maize/soybean indicate that this ecosystem would deplete the soil carbon stocks while using the water resources. Switchgrass had the second highest BWUE, while prairie was almost neutral indicating that long-term carbon sequestration for this agro-ecosystem would be sensitive to harvest timing with an early harvest removing more biomass, and thus carbon, from the field.

  10. 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.

    2014-12-01

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Miscanthus and switchgrass production in central Illinois: impacts on hydrology and inorganic nitrogen leaching.

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    McIsaac, Gregory F; David, Mark B; Mitchell, Corey A

    2010-01-01

    Biomass crops are being promoted as environmentally favorable alternatives to fossil fuels or ethanol production from maize (Zea mays L.), particularly across the Corn Belt of the United States. However, there are few if any empirical studies on inorganic N leaching losses from perennial grasses that are harvested on an annual basis, nor has there been empirical evaluation of the hydrologic consequences of perennial cropping systems. Here we report on the results of 4 yr of field measurements of soil moisture and inorganic N leaching from a conventional maize-soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] system and two unfertilized perennial grasses harvested in winter for biomass: Miscanthus x giganteus and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum cv. Cave-in-Rock). All crops were grown on fertile Mollisols in east-central Illinois. Inorganic N leaching was measured with ion exchange resin lysimeters placed 50 cm below the soil surface. Maize--soybean nitrate leaching averaged 40.4 kg N ha(-1) yr(-1), whereas switchgrass and Miscanthus had values of 1.4 and 3.0 kg N ha(-1) yr(-1), respectively. Soil moisture monitoring (to a depth of 90 cm) indicated that both perennial grasses dried the soil out earlier in the growing season compared with maize-soybean. Later in the growing season, soil moisture under switchgrass tended to be greater than maize-soybean or Miscanthus, whereas the soil under Miscanthus was consistently drier than under maize--soybean. Water budget calculations indicated that evapotranspiration from Miscanthus was about 104 mm yr(-1) greater than under maize-soybean, which could reduce annual drainage water flows by 32% in central Illinois. Drainage water is a primary source of surface water flows in the region, and the impact ofextensive Miscanthus production on surface water supplies and aquatic ecosystems deserves further investigation. PMID:21043284

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Taxonomic review of the Ornithocheirus complex (Pterosauria) from the Cretaceous of England.

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    Rodrigues, Taissa; Kellner, Alexander Wilhelm Armin

    2013-01-01

    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, here named Anhangueria, which also

  17. Physico-chemical characteristics of eight different biomass fuels and comparison of combustion and emission results in a small scale multi-fuel boiler

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    Highlights: • Physical parameters of the eight biomass fuels examined were all different. • Significant differences were found in Proximate, Ultimate and TGA results. • Energy outputs were not proportionate to dry matter energy content. • Highest flue ash production from fuels with highest fines content. • Flue gas emissions varied significantly, NOx levels correlated with fuel N content. - Abstract: This study describes the results from the investigation of 7 different biomass fuel types produced on a farm, and a commercial grade wood pellet, for their physical, chemical, thermo-gravimetric and combustion properties. Three types of short rotation coppice (SRC) willow, two species of conifers, forest residues (brash), commercially produced wood-pellets and a chop harvested energy grass crop Miscanthus giganteus spp., (elephant grass) were investigated. Significant differences (p < 0.05) were found in most of the raw fuel parameters examined using particle distribution, Thermogravimetric, Ultimate and Proximate analysis. Combustion tests in a 120 kW multi-fuel boiler revealed differences, some significant, in the maximum output, energy conversion efficiency, gaseous emission profiles and ash residues produced from the fuels. It was concluded that some of the combustion results could be directly correlated with the inherent properties of the different fuels. Ash production and gaseous emissions were the aspects of performance that were clearly and significantly different though effects on energy outputs were more varied and less consistent. The standard wood pellet fuel returned the best overall performance and miscanthus produced the largest amount of total ash and clinker after combustion in the boiler

  18. 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.

    2015-12-01

    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.

  19. Biofuel Induced Land Use Change effects on Watershed Hydrology and Water Quality

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    Chaubey, I.; Cibin, R.; Frankenberger, J.; Cherkauer, K. A.; Volenec, J. J.; Brouder, S. M.

    2015-12-01

    High yielding perennial grasses such as Miscanthus and switchgrass, and crop residues such as corn stover are expected to play a significant role in meeting US biofuel production targets. We have evaluated the potential impacts of biofuel induced land use changes on hydrology, water quality, and ecosystem services. The bioenergy production scenarios, included: production of Miscanthus × giganteus and switchgrass on highly erodible landscape positions, agricultural marginal land areas, and pastures; removal of corn stover at various rates; and combinations of these scenarios. The hydrology and water quality impacts of land use change scenarios were estimated for two watersheds in Midwest USA (1) Wildcat Creek watershed (drainage area of 2,083 km2) located in north-central Indiana and (2) St. Joseph River watershed (drainage area of 2,809 km2) located in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. We have also simulated the impacts of climate change and variability on environmental sustainability and have compared climate change impacts with land use change impacts. The study results indicated improved water quality with perennial grass scenarios compared to current row crop production impacts. Erosion reduction with perennial energy crop production scenarios ranged between 0.2% and 59%. Stream flow at the watershed outlet were reduced between 0.2 and 8% among various bioenergy crop production scenarios. Stover removal scenarios indicated increased erosion compared to baseline condition due reduced soil cover after stover harvest. Stream flow and nitrate loading were reduced with stover removal due to increased soil evaporation and reduced mineralization. A comparison of land use and climate change impacts indicates that land use changes will have considerably larger impacts on hydrology, water quality and environmental sustainability compared to climate change and variability. Our results indicate that production of biofuel crops can be optimized at the landscape level to provide

  20. Eaten out of house and home: impacts of grazing on ground-dwelling reptiles in Australian grasslands and grassy woodlands.

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    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.

  1. 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. PMID:25501680

  2. Modeling state-level soil carbon emission factors under various scenarios for direct land use change associated with United States biofuel feedstock production

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    Current estimates of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of biofuels produced in the US can be improved by refining soil C emission factors (EF; C emissions per land area per year) for direct land use change associated with different biofuel feedstock scenarios. We developed a modeling framework to estimate these EFs at the state-level by utilizing remote sensing data, national statistics databases, and a surrogate model for CENTURY's soil organic C dynamics submodel (SCSOC). We estimated the forward change in soil C concentration within the 0–30 cm depth and computed the associated EFs for the 2011 to 2040 period for croplands, grasslands or pasture/hay, croplands/conservation reserve, and forests that were suited to produce any of four possible biofuel feedstock systems [corn (Zea Mays L)-corn, corn–corn with stover harvest, switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L), and miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus Greef et Deuter)]. Our results predict smaller losses or even modest gains in sequestration for corn based systems, particularly on existing croplands, than previous efforts and support assertions that production of perennial grasses will lead to negative emissions in most situations and that conversion of forest or established grasslands to biofuel production would likely produce net emissions. The proposed framework and use of the SCSOC provide transparency and relative simplicity that permit users to easily modify model inputs to inform biofuel feedstock production targets set forth by policy. -- Highlights: ► We model regionalized feedstock-specific United States soil C emission factors. ► We simulate soil C changes from direct land use change associated with biofuel feedstock production. ► Corn, corn-stover, and perennial grass biofuel feedstocks grown in croplands maintain soil C levels. ► Converting grasslands to bioenergy crops risks soil C loss. ► This modeling framework yields more refined soil C emissions than national-level emissions

  3. Carbon and Water Fluxes of Crops Exposed to the Sequence of Naturally Occurring Heat Stress, Drought and Freezing

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    Joo, E.; Miller, J. N.; Bernacchi, C.

    2015-12-01

    As a consequence of global climate change the occurrence of extreme weather events (heat waves, cold spells, drought, etc) are predicted to become more frequent and/or intense, which will likely have a large impact on crop production. In the winter of 2013/2014 several polar vortexes were experienced in Illinois, US, resulting in periods of extreme low temperatures between -20°C and -35°C. Prior to the extreme cold winter of 2013/2014 the region experienced drought over a hot summer in 2012. Four established fields of three perennial biofuel crops (Miscanthus x giganteus, Panicum virgatum L., and a mixture of native prairie species) and Zea mays/Glycine max agroecosystem have been studied since 2009 in order to investigate the effect of climate change and land-use change on carbon and water fluxes using the eddy covariance technique, as well as biomass production of these species. The combined effect of the heat and drought stress in 2012 resulted in severe water deficit of all species (up to -360 mm for miscanthus), which resulted in reduced net ecosystem exchange (NEE) during the drought for all species other than miscanthus. In the following year, during the recovery of these species from drought, miscanthus showed decreased NEE but the other species did not appear to be negatively influenced. As a consequence of the environmental stresses (heat and drought stress followed by extreme freezing), the water and carbon exchanges (such as ET, NEE, GPP, Reco) as well as growth parameters (LAI, biomass production) are shown to vary based on the stress tolerance of these species.

  4. 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.

  5. Trends and tactics of mouse predation on Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena chicks at Gough Island, South Atlantic Ocean

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    Delia Davies

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The critically endangered Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena breeds almost exclusively on Gough Island, in the central South Atlantic, where breeding success is much lower than other great albatrosses (Diomedea spp. worldwide. Most breeding failures occur during the chick-rearing stage, when other great albatrosses suffer few failures. This unusual pattern of breeding failure is assumed to be largely due to predation by introduced house mice Mus musculus, but there have been few direct observations of mouse attacks. We closely monitored the fates of 20 chicks in the Gonydale study colony (123 chicks in 2014 using motion-activated cameras to determine the causes of chick mortality. Only 5 of 20 chicks survived to fledge, and of the 15 failures, 14 (93% were due to mouse predation. One mouse-wounded chick was killed by a Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus; the rest died outright from their wounds within 3.9 ± 1.2 days of the first attack. Despite this high impact, most chicks were attacked by only 1-2 mice at once (maximum 9. The remaining 103 chicks in the study colony were checked less frequently, but the timing of failures was broadly similar to the 20 closely monitored nests, and the presence of mouse wounds on other chicks strongly suggests that mice were responsible for most chick deaths. Breeding success in the Gonydale study colony averages 28% from 2001 to 2014; far lower than the normal range of breeding success of Diomedea species occurring on islands free from introduced predators. Island-wide breeding success fell below 10% for the first time in 2014, making it even more urgent to eradicate mice from Gough Island.

  6. 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

  7. The upper Paleozoic miospore genus Spelaeotriletes Neves and Owens, 1966, and constituent Gondwanan species

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    Playford, Geoffrey; Dino, Rodolfo; Marques-Toigo, Marleni

    2001-11-01

    The upper Paleozoic miospore genus Spelaeotriletes Neves and Owens, 1966 is reviewed as a morpho-taxonomic entity and vis-à-vis other similarly constructed (pseudosaccate) genera — Geminospora Balme, 1962, Grandispora Hoffmeister, Staplin, and Malloy, 1955, Rhabdosporites Richardson, 1960, and Retispora Staplin, 1960. Detailed studies of numerous, mainly topotype specimens of Spelaeotriletes ybertii (Marques-Toigo, 1970) Playford and Powis, 1979 from the Lower Permian of Uruguay result in its re-diagnosis, in conjunction with a survey of its exclusively Gondwanan occurrences, particularly in South American strata extending from the Upper Carboniferous (Westphalian) into the Lower Permian, and also in Australian strata of approximately equivalent age. The characteristics of other species of Spelaeotriletes reported from upper Paleozoic deposits of Gondwana are discussed, as are their temporal representations in various broad regions of the supercontinent (South America, North Africa, Australia). These species include two, perhaps three, that, like Spelaeotriletes triangulus/ arenaceus, are known also from Euramerica — S. balteatus (Playford, 1963) Higgs, 1996, S. pretiosus (Playford, 1964) Utting, 1987, and possibly S. owensii Loboziak and Alpern, 1978. Other species, such as S. benghaziensis Loboziak and Clayton, 1988, S. giganteus Loboziak and Clayton, 1988, and S. vibrissus Playford and Satterthwait, 1988, have, on present knowledge, exclusively Gondwanan occurrences. S. queenslandensis Jones and Truswell, 1992, known only from Upper Carboniferous strata of northeastern Australia, is formally reassigned on sculptural grounds to Grandispora. Not unexpectedly in a paleogeographic perspective, North Africa and South America are more closely allied with each other than with Australia in terms of shared species of Spelaeotriletes.

  8. Bundle Sheath Leakiness and Light Limitation during C4 Leaf and Canopy CO2 Uptake1[W][OA

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    Kromdijk, Johannes; Schepers, Hans E.; Albanito, Fabrizio; Fitton, Nuala; Carroll, Faye; Jones, Michael B.; Finnan, John; Lanigan, Gary J.; Griffiths, Howard

    2008-01-01

    Perennial species with the C4 pathway hold promise for biomass-based energy sources. We have explored the extent that CO2 uptake of such species may be limited by light in a temperate climate. One energetic cost of the C4 pathway is the leakiness (φ) of bundle sheath tissues, whereby a variable proportion of the CO2, concentrated in bundle sheath cells, retrodiffuses back to the mesophyll. In this study, we scale φ from leaf to canopy level of a Miscanthus crop (Miscanthus × giganteus hybrid) under field conditions and model the likely limitations to CO2 fixation. At the leaf level, measurements of photosynthesis coupled to online carbon isotope discrimination showed that leaves within a 3.3-m canopy (leaf area index = 8.3) show a progressive increase in both carbon isotope discrimination and φ as light decreases. A similar increase was observed at the ecosystem scale when we used eddy covariance net ecosystem CO2 fluxes, together with isotopic profiles, to partition photosynthetic and respiratory isotopic flux densities (isofluxes) and derive canopy carbon isotope discrimination as an integrated proxy for φ at the canopy level. Modeled values of canopy CO2 fixation using leaf-level measurements of φ suggest that around 32% of potential photosynthetic carbon gain is lost due to light limitation, whereas using φ determined independently from isofluxes at the canopy level the reduction in canopy CO2 uptake is estimated at 14%. Based on these results, we identify φ as an important limitation to CO2 uptake of crops with the C4 pathway. PMID:18971428

  9. 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

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    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

  10. Tratamento de águas residuárias de suinocultura em reator UASB e filtro anaeróbio em série seguidos de filtro biológico percolador Treatment of swine wastewater in UASB reactor and anaerobic filter in series followed of trickling filter

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    Rose Maria Duda

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o desempenho de um reator anaeróbio de fluxo ascendente com manta de lodo (UASB seguido de um filtro anaeróbio, instalados em série, com volume total de 300 L e 190 L, respectivamente, no tratamento de águas residuárias de suinocultura. As cargas orgânicas volumétricas aplicadas no reator UASB foram de 12,4;15,5; 23,2 e 26,3 g DQOtotal (L d-1. Para o pós-tratamento do efluente do sistema anaeróbio em dois estágios utilizou-se um filtro biológico percolador com volume total de 250 L. O meio suporte utilizado nos filtros anaeróbio e biológico percolador foi composto por anéis de bambu. No sistema de tratamento anaeróbio e de pós-tratamento foram observadas eficiências médias de remoção de demanda química de oxigênio total (DQOtotal, sólidos suspensos totais (SST, nitrogênio total (NT, fósforo total (P-total, Cu e Zn de até 98, 99, 78, 84, 99 e 98%, respectivamente.The performance of an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB followed by the anaerobic filter, installed in series, was evaluated for the treatment of swine wastewater. The total volume of UASB and anaerobic filter were of 300 L and 190 L, respectively. The organic load rate applied on the reactor UASB were of 12.4, 15.5, 23.2 and 26.3 g total COD (L d-1. For the post-treatment of effluent the anaerobic system was used a trickling filter with total volume of 250 L. The supports used in the anaerobic filter and trickling filter were composed by bamboo rings. The efficiencies of removal the chemical oxygen demand, total solids suspended, nitrogen, total phosphorus, Cu and Zn were of up to 98, 99, 78, 84, 99 and 98%, respectively, for the anaerobic and aerobic treatment system.

  11. 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

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    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

  12. 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.

  13. Parasitismo natural de ovos de triatomíneos por Telenomus fariai lima, 1927 no laboratório

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    Alexandre José Fernandes

    1990-09-01

    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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Remoção de matéria orgânica, coliformes totais e nitrificação no tratamento de esgotos domésticos por filtros de areia Organic matter and total coliform removal and nitrification in the treatment of domestic wastewater by sand filter

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    Adriano Luiz Tonetti

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Segundo o IBGE (2000, 73% dos municípios brasileiros possuem menos de 20.000 habitantes, que em sua maior parte vive na zona rural ou em pequenos núcleos urbanos. Quase a totalidade dos esgotos destas cidades é lançada nos corpos hídricos, contribuindo com o agravamento dos problemas de saúde pública e ambiental. Esses danos podem ser minimizados com o emprego de sistemas de tratamento simples, eficientes, sustentáveis e economicamente viáveis. O filtro anaeróbio com recheio de bambu combinado com filtros de areia satisfaria estas exigências, propiciando um efluente adequado para disposição nos cursos d'água ou para reúso, resguardando as fontes de água potável. A aplicação piloto deste método demonstrou que no emprego de baixas cargas de efluente anaeróbio nos filtros de areia havia uma remoção superior a 96% da DBO, adequação na emissão de coliformes totais e uma completa nitrificação. Aumentando-se as cargas, ocorria uma pequena redução da eficiência, no entanto os resultados ainda eram satisfatórios.According to IBGE (2000 73% of the Brazilian cities are considered small communities with population smaller than 20,000 inhabitants. The majority of domestic wastewater of these places is normally disposed in rivers with no treatment. As a consequence, the irregular disposal may cause health and environmental problems. To reduce this risk it is necessary to develop treatment systems that are simple, efficient, sustainable and of low cost. The treatment of wastewater using up flow anaerobic filter combined with sand filters would be able to satisfy these exigencies, producing an effluent that could be disposed in rivers or even be reused, safeguarding the sources of potable water. The system achieved BOD removal of 96% and complete nitrification for the application of low loads. The increase of the applied loads caused a reduction in the efficiency; however the final values were still satisfactory.

  18. 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.

  19. Microhabitats de Aedes albopictus (Skuse na região do Vale do Paraíba, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Gomes Almério de Castro

    1992-01-01

    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.

  20. 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