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  1. Reporte de Hepatozoon sp. en Corallus hortulanus (Squamata: Boidae para Guaviare‚ Colombia -resumen-

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    L P González-Camacho

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Hepatozoon spp. pertenecientes a la familia Hemogregarinidae son los hemoparásitos más abundantes en serpientes reportados a nivel mundial. Su identificación se realiza con base en parámetros morfológicos de los gamontes en sangre periférica del hospedero vertebrado. Corallus hortulanus‚ es distribuida ampliamente en el Neotrópico‚ habita de 1-2 metros sobre el suelo en áreas arbóreas con alta humedad‚ se alimenta de aves‚ reptiles y anfibios. Estos últimos han sido implicados como hospederos intermedios en el ciclo de transmisión de Hepatozoon spp.‚ los cuales se infectan al ingerir dípteros con formas infectivas. Otros invertebrados también han sido implicados como hospederos definitivos de Hepatozoon spp. como garrapatas‚ sanguijuelas‚ ácaros‚ piojos o pulgas. Un individuo de C. hortulanus fue capturado en zona boscosa aprox. a 10 km de San José del Guaviare‚ Colombia. La muestra se obtuvo por corte de hígado‚ se realizaron tres extendidos sanguíneos los cuales se colorearon con Giemsa‚ y se observaron microscópicamente para determinación de la parasitemia‚ análisis morfológico y morfométrico. La parasitemia se cuantificó como el número de parásitos en 10000 glóbulos rojos (100 campos ópticos analizados a1000X. Para el conocimiento de los autores este es el primer reporte de infección‚ en esta especie. Los gamontes de Hepatozoon sp.‚ poseen forma elongada‚ curva‚ núcleo compacto‚ cápsula conspicua‚ con citoplasma azul y granulaciones dispersas. El 50,3% de los gamontes presentan el núcleo con apariencia de bandas‚ que han sido señalados como formas inmaduras. La infección se presenta tanto en eritrocitos como en leucocitos‚ en los primeros provoca desplazamiento lateral del núcleo y aumento de tamaño‚ siendo común la infección con más de un parásito en la misma célula (12.69%. La parasitemia en C. hortulanus fue de 22,2%. A pesar de que muchos reportes refieren

  2. Boa leitura!

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    Ana Lúcia Enne

    2011-01-01

    o articulista a modificá-lo e reenviá-lo para nós, caso concorde com o teor dos pareceres.
    Para nossa satisfação, tal prática tem se revelado muito positiva. Muitos dos autores nos escrevem agradecendo pelas observações e já temos recebido, também em número significativo, artigos reenviados, contendo os ajustes sugeridos, para publicação em nossas próximas edições. Tais respostas são, claramente, um indício de que nossa proposta está sendo bem compreendida e um incentivo fundamental para que continuemos com nossa política editorial. Obrigada a todos e boa leitura!
    Ana Lucia Enne - editora 

  3. Boa leitura!

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    Ana Lúcia Enne

    2011-01-01

    , propõe uma detalhada metodologia para delimitação do corpus em pesquisas de semiótica.


    Desejamos a todos uma boa leitura e aproveitamos para lembrar que as chamadas para nossas próximas edições continuam abertas.

     

  4. Boa constrictor (Boa constrictor): foraging behavior

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    Sorrell, G.G.; Boback, M.S.; Reed, R.N.; Green, S.; Montgomery, Chad E.; DeSouza, L.S.; Chiaraviglio, M.

    2011-01-01

    Boa constrictor is often referred to as a sit-and-wait or ambush forager that chooses locations to maximize the likelihood of prey encounters (Greene 1983. In Janzen [ed.], Costa Rica Natural History, pp. 380-382. Univ. Chicago Press, Illinois). However, as more is learned about the natural history of snakes in general, the dichotomy between active versus ambush foraging is becoming blurred. Herein, we describe an instance of diurnal active foraging by a B. constrictor, illustrating that this species exhibits a range of foraging behaviors.

  5. Desenvolvimento de Heliconia psittacorum e Gladiolus hortulanus irrigados com águas residuárias tratadas Growth of Heliconia psittacorum and Gladiolus hortulanus irrigated with treated domestic wastewater

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    Lousane L. Cerqueira; Francisco de S. Fadigas; Francisco de A. Pereira; Thomas V. Gloaguen; João A. Costa

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo primordial com este trabalho é avaliar o impacto do uso de águas residuárias domésticas tratadas (ART) no desenvolvimento de espécies ornamentais, razão por que se instalou o ensaio no município de Simões Filho, BA, em delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados, com parcelas subdivididas, cultivadas com Heliconia psittacorum e Gladiolus hortulanus e irrigadas por gotejamento com ART e com água de riacho; avaliaram-se o comprimento das hastes, número de botões florais (helicôn...

  6. Ultrasound imaging of the anterior section of the eye of five different snake species

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    Lauridsen, Henrik; Da Silva, Mari-Ann O; Hansen, Kasper; Jensen, Heidi M; Warming, Mads Kristian; Wang, Tobias; Pedersen, Michael

    2014-01-01

    BackgroundNineteen clinically normal snakes: six ball pythons (Python regius), six Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus), one Children¿s python (Antaresia childreni), four Amazon tree boas (Corallus hortulanus), and two Malagasy ground boas (Acrantophis madagascariensis) were subjected to ultrasound...... imaging with 21 MHz (ball python) and 50 MHz (ball python, Burmese python, Children¿s python, Amazon tree boa, Malagasy ground boa) transducers in order to measure the different structures of the anterior segment in clinically normal snake eyes with the aim to review baseline values for clinically...... important ophthalmic structures. The ultrasonographic measurements included horizontal spectacle diameter, spectacle thickness, depth of sub-spectacular space and corneal thickness. For comparative purposes, a formalin-fixed head of a Burmese python was subjected to micro computed tomography.ResultsIn all...

  7. Desenvolvimento de Heliconia psittacorum e Gladiolus hortulanus irrigados com águas residuárias tratadas Growth of Heliconia psittacorum and Gladiolus hortulanus irrigated with treated domestic wastewater

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    Lousane L. Cerqueira

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo primordial com este trabalho é avaliar o impacto do uso de águas residuárias domésticas tratadas (ART no desenvolvimento de espécies ornamentais, razão por que se instalou o ensaio no município de Simões Filho, BA, em delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados, com parcelas subdivididas, cultivadas com Heliconia psittacorum e Gladiolus hortulanus e irrigadas por gotejamento com ART e com água de riacho; avaliaram-se o comprimento das hastes, número de botões florais (helicônia e gladíolo, altura das plantas, número de perfilhos, diâmetro da touceira e nutrientes (somente helicônia. Dentre os fatores que afetam o desenvolvimento das plantas, avaliaram-se a porosidade e a salinidade (condutividade elétrica - CE do solo, de 0 a 0,3 m. Não se observaram diferenças significativas no desenvolvimento das plantas; ressalta-se que micro e macroporosidade, CE e sodicidade, também não indicaram diferenças entre os tratamentos depois de 180 dias de irrigação, mas se observou início de salinização do solo após 1 ano de experimento, o que significa possíveis alterações dos parâmetros avaliados a médio e longo prazos.This research aims to evaluate the impact of irrigation with treated domestic wastewater (TDW on the growth of ornamental plant species. The experiment was installed in the town of Simões Filhos (BA, in a randomized block design with sub-divided plots, cultivated with Heliconia psittacorum and Gladiolus hortulanus using surface drip irrigation with TDW and river water. The evaluated parameters were: stem length, button number (parakeet flower and gladiola, and plant height, number of tillers, plant diameter and nutriment content (only parakeet flower. Among the factors which affect the growth of the plant, soil porosity and soil salinity (electrical conductivity - EC were measured for 0 to 0.3 m soil depth. No significant difference was observed for the plant morphology. Changes in soil micro and

  8. Is the Karyotype of Neotropical Boid Snakes Really Conserved? Cytotaxonomy, Chromosomal Rearrangements and Karyotype Organization in the Boidae Family

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    Viana, Patrik F.; Ribeiro, Leila B.; Souza, George Myller; Chalkidis, Hipócrates de Menezes; Gross, Maria Claudia; Feldberg, Eliana

    2016-01-01

    Boids are primitive snakes from a basal lineage that is widely distributed in Neotropical region. Many of these species are both morphologically and biogeographically divergent, and the relationship among some species remains uncertain even with evolutionary and phylogenetic studies being proposed for the group. For a better understanding of the evolutionary relationship between these snakes, we cytogenetically analysed 7 species and 3 subspecies of Neotropical snakes from the Boidae family using different chromosomal markers. The karyotypes of Boa constrictor occidentalis, Corallus hortulanus, Eunectes notaeus, Epicrates cenchria and Epicrates assisi are presented here for the first time with the redescriptions of the karyotypes of Boa constrictor constrictor, B. c. amarali, Eunectes murinus and Epicrates crassus. The three subspecies of Boa, two species of Eunectes and three species of Epicrates exhibit 2n = 36 chromosomes. In contrast, C. hortulanus presented a totally different karyotype composition for the Boidae family, showing 2n = 40 chromosomes with a greater number of macrochromosomes. Furthermore, chromosomal mapping of telomeric sequences revealed the presence of interstitial telomeric sites (ITSs) on many chromosomes in addition to the terminal markings on all chromosomes of all taxa analysed, with the exception of E. notaeus. Thus, we demonstrate that the karyotypes of these snakes are not as highly conserved as previously thought. Moreover, we provide an overview of the current cytotaxonomy of the group. PMID:27494409

  9. Recent development of BOA version 3

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    BOA is the EPRI code developed to help understand material transport issues in PWR systems. In particular, BOA was developed to investigate the problem of crud induced power shifts (CIPS) or axial offset anomalies (AOA) that are related to crud accumulation on fuel clad and the subsequent uptake of boron within this crud. Over the last few years significant developments of BOA have taken place; these include new models for release and deposition of soluble and particulate material as well as new models for boron capture in the crud. The new version of BOA (version 3), as well as predicting the extent of AOA a plant might expect during a cycle, also predicts soluble and particulate Ni/Fe levels in the coolant, end of cycle Ni shut-down releases and the relative amounts of Ni/Fe within the fuel crud. The model is being validated against plant data and this paper briefly discusses the recent developments, the fundamental scientific basis for these changes and some of the validation studies. (author)

  10. Valvulopathy consistent with endocarditis in an Argentine boa (Boa constrictor occidentalis).

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    Wernick, Morena B; Novo-Matos, José; Ebling, Alessia; Kühn, Karolin; Ruetten, Maja; Hilbe, Monika; Howard, Judith; Chang, Rita; Prohaska, Sarah; Hatt, Jean-Michel

    2015-03-01

    An Argentine boa (Boa constrictor occidentalis) of 5 yr 7 mo of age was presented for respiratory problems and regurgitation. Radiographs revealed evidence of cardiomegaly and pneumonia. Blood smear examination revealed the presence of intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies in peripheral lymphocytes, consistent with inclusion body disease. Cultures of a tracheal wash sample resulted in growth of Ochrobactrum intermedium and Pseudomonas putida. Echocardiographic examination revealed a large vegetative lesion on the right atrioventricular valve with valvular insufficiency, a mildly dilated right atrium, and pulmonary hypertension. Postmortem examination confirmed the presence of pneumonia and bacterial endocarditis with dystrophic mineralization of the right atrioventricular valve, associated with different bacteria than those cultured from the tracheal wash. The present case is the first report of endocarditis in a boa constrictor and contributes to the rare reports of cardiac disease in snakes. PMID:25831585

  11. BOA: Pipe asbestos insulation removal robot system

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    The BOA system is a mobile pipe-external robotic crawler used to remotely strip and bag asbestos-containing lagging and insulation materials (ACLIM) from various diameter pipes in (primarily) industrial installations. Steam and process lines within the DOE weapons complex warrant the use of a remote device due to the high labor costs and high level of radioactive contamination, making manual removal extremely costly and highly inefficient. Currently targeted facilities for demonstration and remediation are Fernald in Ohio and Oak Ridge in Tennessee

  12.   Bente Boa, Torm, Denmark

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    Wagtmann, Maria Anne

    2009-01-01

    At the beginning of July 2009, Maria Anne Wagtmann (Associate Professor, PhD, University of Southern Denmark) had the opportunity to interview Ms Bente Boa, a senior marine HR manager in the Danish ship owning firm TORM A/S' ( http://www.torm.com/ ). Bente Boa is also chairwoman of the "The Sea...

  13. REENCONTRANDO A PRIMITIVA CIDADE DE BOA VISTA

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    SILVA, Paulo Rogério de Freitas

    2010-01-01

    Esse artigo busca retratar a realidade de Boa Vista como um lugar isolado, entre o final do século XIX e início do XX, que se mostrava ou aparecia ao mundo através da visão de exploradores e pesquisadores que ali passavam e lhe descreviam. Sendo o lugar do contato com o “urbano” para os primeiros habitantes que se dedicavam à pecuária e ao garimpo era o urbano na infinita Amazônia em transição para o “lavrado”, o único depois de Manaus para quem buscava o norte em direção à Venezuela e à Guia...

  14. Predation of Alouatta puruensis by Boa constrictor.

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    Quintino, Erika Patrícia; Bicca-Marques, Júlio César

    2013-10-01

    Reports of successful predator attacks on primates are rare. Primates from all major radiations are particularly susceptible to raptors, carnivores, and snakes. Among New World primates, reports of snake predation are limited to medium- and small-bodied species. Here, we report the first documented case of successful predation of an atelid by a snake-an adult female Purús red howler monkey, Alouatta puruensis, that was subdued by a ca. 2-m-long Boa constrictor in an arboreal setting at a height of 7.5 m above the ground. The victim belonged to a group composed of six individuals (one adult male, two adult females, two juveniles, and one infant) that inhabited a ca. 2.5-ha forest fragment in the State of Rondônia, western Brazilian Amazon. The boa applied the species' typical hunting behavior of striking and immediately coiling around its prey and then killing it through constriction (probably in less than 5 min), but the entire restraint period lasted 38 min. The attack occurred around noon. The howler was swallowed head-first in 76 min. The only group member to respond to the distress vocalization emitted by the victim was the other adult female, which was closest to the location where the attack occurred. This female ran toward the snake, also vocalizing, and hit it with her hands several times, but the snake did not react and she moved off to a nearby tree from where she watched most of the interaction. The remaining group members stayed resting at a height approximately 15 m above the victim in a nearby tree without showing any overt signs of stress, except for a single whimper vocalization. This event indicates that even large-bodied atelids are vulnerable to predation by large snakes and suggests that B. constrictor may be a more common predator of primates. PMID:23917944

  15. BILATERALLY SYMMETRICAL ORAL AMELANOTIC MELANOMA IN A BOA CONSTRICTOR (BOA CONSTRICTOR CONSTRICTOR).

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    Thompson, Kimberly A; Campbell, Mark; Levens, Gregory; Agnew, Dalen

    2015-09-01

    A 17-yr-old boa constrictor (Boa constrictor constrictor) presented initially with diffuse gingival swelling, loose teeth, and loss of body condition. Examination under anesthesia revealed two firm pink masses within the oral cavity. The largest mass was removed for biopsy. Histopathology and Melan-A-positive immunohistochemistry labeling confirmed a diagnosis of amelanotic melanoma. Secondary stomatitis was treated with antibiotics to improve quality of life, but the snake's condition deteriorated quickly over the next 2 mo. Euthanasia was elected and a gross postmortem examination was performed. Gross postmortem examination and histopathology results demonstrated that the neoplastic cells had spread in an unusual symmetrical pattern along all four dental arcades: the right and left sides of both the mandible and maxilla. Histopathology confirmed metastasis throughout the liver and spleen, despite the lack of gross lesions. PMID:26352976

  16. iBOA: The Incremental Bayesian Optimization Algorithm

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    Pelikan, Martin; Goldberg, David E

    2008-01-01

    This paper proposes the incremental Bayesian optimization algorithm (iBOA), which modifies standard BOA by removing the population of solutions and using incremental updates of the Bayesian network. iBOA is shown to be able to learn and exploit unrestricted Bayesian networks using incremental techniques for updating both the structure as well as the parameters of the probabilistic model. This represents an important step toward the design of competent incremental estimation of distribution algorithms that can solve difficult nearly decomposable problems scalably and reliably.

  17. Mandibular osteosynthesis in a Boa constrictor snake

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    Jorge Luiz Costa Castro

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays are observed an increase in the finding of certain wild animals in urban areas, due to environmental changes caused by deforestation and economic use of natural areas. It causes disappearance of usual prey and forces these animals, including snakes, to migrate to urban areas, becoming vulnerable to injuries caused by aggressions, car accidents and capture. Mandibular and maxillar fractures are common in many animal species, representing about 3-6% of all bone fractures in dogs and cats. Mandibular trauma usually occurs as a result of fights, car accidents and improper handling and/or restraint, and fractures can be closed or open, clean or contaminated. The jaw is a flat bone with differences from the long bones that should be taken into consideration for successful treatment, being minimal muscle coverage and need to maintain occlusion factors that influence the definition of the best ostheosynthesis method. The methods of stabilization include using intramedullary pins, wires, external skeletal fixation, bone plate, and acrylic resin. Conventional bone plates are efficient but related to some complications, such as the necessity of muscular elevation and high risk of injuries to mandibular structures. This article describes the successful results of the application of plate and screws in the ostheosynthesis of a mandibular fracture in a female Boa constrictor snake with weight of 8.0 kg and length of 1.80 m, at the RIOZOO Foundation (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

  18. Osteopetrosis and osteonecrosis in snake Boa constrictor Osteopetrose e osteocondrose em serpente Boa constrictor

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    N.M. Ocarino; C.E. Goulart; S.M. Falci; P.C. Souza; R. Serakides

    2008-01-01

    Uma jibóia (Boa constrictor), de onze anos de cativeiro, apresentou à seis meses um histórico de aumento de volume ao longo da coluna vertebral e perda progressiva dos movimentos e de apetite. Exames radiológicos revelaram aumento da opacidade, áreas de excrescências ósseas e inúmeras fraturas ao longo da coluna. Devido o prognóstico desfavorável, a serpente foi eutanasiada. À necropsia, aumento de volume com estenose do canal vertebral e compressão da medula espinhal foram observados, juntam...

  19. Experimentelle Infektion von juvenilen Boa constrictor mit einem Orthoreovirusisolat

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    Schragen, Sabina

    2006-01-01

    Das Ziel dieser Arbeit war es, mittels der experimentellen Infektion von Boa constrictor die Pathogenität des Orthoreovirusisolates IBD26/00, das aus einer an IBD erkrankten Boa constrictor stammt, zu bestimmen. Im ersten Teil der Literaturübersicht wird auf den gegenwärtigen Kenntnisstand bezüglich der Familie der Reoviren, insbesondere der Orthoreoviren, eingegangen. Der zweite Teil gibt einen Überblick über die verschiedenen durch Orthoreoviren verursachten Erkrankungen und deren Pathog...

  20. Effect of biometric variables on two-dimensional echocardiographic measurements in the red-tailed boa (Boa constrictor constrictor).

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    Conceicão, Maria Eduarda B A M; Monteiro, Frederico O B; Andrade, Rafael S; Margalho, Viviane E; Filho, Ednaldo S; Monteiro, Maria Vivina B; Castro, Paulo Henrique G; Stone, Anita; Rahal, Sheila C; Melchert, Alessandra

    2014-09-01

    The effects of body biometrics on cardiac measurements and description of cardiac anatomy were performed in red-tailed boas (Boa constrictor constrictor) (n = 29) using real-time B-mode ultrasonography. Statistical comparison of measured cardiac metrics according to sex and body measurements demonstrated no significant difference between sexes but a highly significant linear increase between body length and mass and all cardiac metrics. PMID:25314841

  1. Osteopetrosis and osteonecrosis in snake Boa constrictor Osteopetrose e osteocondrose em serpente Boa constrictor

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    N.M. Ocarino

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Uma jibóia (Boa constrictor, de onze anos de cativeiro, apresentou à seis meses um histórico de aumento de volume ao longo da coluna vertebral e perda progressiva dos movimentos e de apetite. Exames radiológicos revelaram aumento da opacidade, áreas de excrescências ósseas e inúmeras fraturas ao longo da coluna. Devido o prognóstico desfavorável, a serpente foi eutanasiada. À necropsia, aumento de volume com estenose do canal vertebral e compressão da medula espinhal foram observados, juntamente com fraturas completas de corpos vertebrais. O diagnóstico de osteopetrose e osteonecrose foi firmado à histologia.

  2. Experimental study of induced inflammation in the Brazilian Boa (Boa constrictor constrictor).

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    Tucunduva, M; Borelli, P; Silva, J R

    2001-01-01

    The objective of this work was to identify the cellular types present in inflammatory processes in the Brazilian snake, Boa constrictor constrictor. Blood smears were first made from three normal snakes and stained by several methods to identify the cell types present, thus facilitating the identification of cells in inflammatory processes induced in 16 further snakes by the subcutaneous implantation of cotton suture threads and circular coverslips. Implanted threads induced migration of heterophils and monocytes after 4 h, more intense monocyte migration after 24 h, an intense granulocytic migration inside and around the thread after 48 h, heterophilic granulocytes, macrophages and giant cells after 7 days, and giant cells with a typical granuloma response and persistence of heterophilic cells after 15, 69 and 117 days. The cell population attached to the implanted coverslips after 4 h was composed of heterophils, thrombocytes, erythrocytes and macrophages; after 24 and 48 h heterophils predominated, and after 7 days heterophils, macrophages and giant cells predominated. PMID:11578134

  3. Inferring the phylogenetic position of Boa constrictor among the Boinae.

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    Burbrink, Frank T

    2005-01-01

    Snakes of the subfamily Boinae are found in Madagascar, the Papuan-Pacific Islands, and the Neotropics. It has been suggested that genera within each of these particular areas do not form monophyletic groups. Further, it was proposed that the New World Boa constrictor is more closely related to boine genera in Madagascar than to boines in the Neotropics. Along with inferring the relationship of all boine genera using data from the cytochrome b gene and morphology, the placement of Boa was also examined. Phylogenetic inferences using maximum likelihood and Bayesian (BI) methods for combined data analyses and separate analyses of DNA sequence and morphological data were conducted. Priors, parametric bootstraps, and the Shimodaira-Hasegawa test were used to examine the previously proposed placement of Boa with Madagascan taxa using these DNA data. DNA data and combined data analyses strongly reject the hypothesis that Boa is more closely related to Old World genera than to other New World genera. Additionally, strong tree support suggests that all species within Madagascar, the Papuan-Pacific Islands, and the Neotropics each form a monophyletic group with respect to their geographic region. PMID:15579390

  4. FREUD, JUNG AND BOAS: THE PSYCHOANALYTIC ENGAGEMENT WITH ANTHROPOLOGY REVISITED.

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    Kenny, Robert

    2015-06-20

    Sigmund Freud's and C. G. Jung's turn to evolutionist anthropological material after 1909 is usually seen as a logical progression of their long-term interest in such material. It is also seen that they used this material ignorant of the significant challenges to the evolutionist paradigm underpinning such material, in particular the challenges led by Franz Boas. This paper argues otherwise: that both psychologists' turnings to such material was a new development, that neither had shown great interest in such material before 1909, and that their turnings to such material, far from being taken in ignorance of the challenges to evolutionist anthropology, were engagements with those challenges, because the evolutionist paradigm lay at the base of psychoanalysis. It argues that it is no coincidence that this engagement occurred after their return from America in 1909, where they had come into first-hand contact with the challenges of Franz Boas. PMID:26665301

  5. Osteomyelitis caused by Salmonella enterica serovar derby in boa constrictor.

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    de Souza, Suyene O; Casagrande, Renata A; Guerra, Priscila R; Cruz, Cláudio E F; Veit, Evandro; Cardoso, Marisa R I; Driemeier, David

    2014-09-01

    After demonstrating chronic weight loss, prostration, and muscle flaccidness, a captive-bred 9-mo-old boa constrictor (Boa constrictor constrictor) died and was submitted for necropsy. Along the spinal column there were multiple, yellowish white, macroscopic nodules of 1-5 mm in diameter in the ventral side of the vertebral body and in the intervertebral spaces. Severe multifocal necrotizing osteomyelitis associated with granulomatous inflammation was the main histologic finding in the vertebral column. In the liver, there was discrete but similar granulomatous changes. Positive anti-Salmonella immunostaining was observed in the spinal column and in the liver. Salmonella enterica serovar Derby was isolated from fragments of the spinal column. These bacteria are important cause of disease in captive reptiles. PMID:25314834

  6. Evidence for viable, non-clonal but fatherless Boa constrictors.

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    Booth, Warren; Johnson, Daniel H; Moore, Sharon; Schal, Coby; Vargo, Edward L

    2011-04-23

    Parthenogenesis in vertebrates is considered an evolutionary novelty. In snakes, all of which exhibit genetic sex determination with ZZ : ZW sex chromosomes, this rare form of asexual reproduction has failed to yield viable female WW offspring. Only through complex experimental manipulations have WW females been produced, and only in fish and amphibians. Through microsatellite DNA fingerprinting, we provide the first evidence of facultative parthenogenesis in a Boa constrictor, identifying multiple, viable, non-experimentally induced females for the first time in any vertebrate lineage. Although the elevated homozygosity of the offspring in relation to the mother suggests that the mechanism responsible may be terminal fusion automixis, no males were produced, potentially indicating maternal sex chromosome hemizygosity (WO). These findings provide the first evidence of parthenogenesis in the family Boidae (Boas), and suggest that WW females may be more common within basal reptilian lineages than previously assumed. PMID:21047849

  7. BOA, Beam Optics Analyzer A Particle-In-Cell Code

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    Thuc Bui

    2007-12-06

    The program was tasked with implementing time dependent analysis of charges particles into an existing finite element code with adaptive meshing, called Beam Optics Analyzer (BOA). BOA was initially funded by a DOE Phase II program to use the finite element method with adaptive meshing to track particles in unstructured meshes. It uses modern programming techniques, state-of-the-art data structures, so that new methods, features and capabilities are easily added and maintained. This Phase II program was funded to implement plasma simulations in BOA and extend its capabilities to model thermal electrons, secondary emissions, self magnetic field and implement a more comprehensive post-processing and feature-rich GUI. The program was successful in implementing thermal electrons, secondary emissions, and self magnetic field calculations. The BOA GUI was also upgraded significantly, and CCR is receiving interest from the microwave tube and semiconductor equipment industry for the code. Implementation of PIC analysis was partially successful. Computational resource requirements for modeling more than 2000 particles begin to exceed the capability of most readily available computers. Modern plasma analysis typically requires modeling of approximately 2 million particles or more. The problem is that tracking many particles in an unstructured mesh that is adapting becomes inefficient. In particular memory requirements become excessive. This probably makes particle tracking in unstructured meshes currently unfeasible with commonly available computer resources. Consequently, Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. is exploring hybrid codes where the electromagnetic fields are solved on the unstructured, adaptive mesh while particles are tracked on a fixed mesh. Efficient interpolation routines should be able to transfer information between nodes of the two meshes. If successfully developed, this could provide high accuracy and reasonable computational efficiency.

  8. Evidence for viable, non-clonal but fatherless Boa constrictors

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    Booth, Warren; Johnson, Daniel H.; Moore, Sharon; Schal, Coby; Vargo, Edward L.

    2010-01-01

    Parthenogenesis in vertebrates is considered an evolutionary novelty. In snakes, all of which exhibit genetic sex determination with ZZ : ZW sex chromosomes, this rare form of asexual reproduction has failed to yield viable female WW offspring. Only through complex experimental manipulations have WW females been produced, and only in fish and amphibians. Through microsatellite DNA fingerprinting, we provide the first evidence of facultative parthenogenesis in a Boa constrictor, identifying mu...

  9. Pentastomidenbefall bei Abgottschlangen (Boa constrictor) – Diagnostik und endoskopische Parasitenentfernung

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    Foldenauer, U; Pantchev, N; Simova-Curd, S; Martin Jurado, O; Hatt, J M

    2008-01-01

    Gegenstand und Ziel: Die im Folgenden beschriebenen vier Fälle demonstrieren die Möglichkeit der endoskopischen Entfernung von adulten Pentastomiden aus der Lunge von Schlangen und zeigen die Besonderheiten der Schlangenlunge mit den sich daraus ergebenden Problemen auf. Material und Methoden: Die parasitologischen und röntgenologischen Befunde sowie die Ergebnisse der Blutuntersuchungen bei vier mit Pentastomiden infizierten Abgottschlangen (Boa constrictor) werden beschrieben. Ferner wird d...

  10. BOA: Asbestos pipe insulation removal robot system. Phase 1

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    Schempf, H.; Bares, J.E.

    1995-02-01

    The project described in this report targets the development of a mechanized system for safe, cost-efficient and automated abatement of asbestos containing materials used as pipe insulation. Based on several key design criteria and site visits, a proof-of-concept prototype robot system, dubbed BOA, was designed and built, which automatically strips the lagging and insulation from the pipes, and encapsulates them under complete vacuum operation. The system can operate on straight runs of piping in horizontal or vertical orientations. Currently we are limited to four-inch diameter piping without obstacles as well as a somewhat laborious emplacement and removal procedure -- restrictions to be alleviated through continued development. BOA removed asbestos at a rate of 4-5 ft./h compared to 3 ft./h for manual removal of asbestos with a 3-person crew. The containment and vacuum system on BOA was able to achieve the regulatory requirement for airborne fiber emissions of 0.01 fibers/ccm/ 8-hr. shift. This program consists of two phases. The first phase was completed and a demonstration was given to a review panel, consisting of DOE headquarters and site representatives as well as commercial abatement industry representatives. Based on the technical and programmatic recommendations drafted, presented and discussed during the review meeting, a new plan for the Phase II effort of this project was developed. Phase 11 will consist of a 26-month effort, with an up-front 4-month site-, market-, cost/benefit and regulatory study before the next BOA robot (14 months) is built, and then deployed and demonstrated (3 months) at a DOE site (such as Fernald or Oak Ridge) by the beginning of FY`97.

  11. Lymphoblastic lymphoma and leukemic blood profile in a red-tail boa (Boa constrictor constrictor) with concurrent inclusion body disease.

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    Schilliger, Lionel; Selleri, Paolo; Frye, Fredric L

    2011-01-01

    An adult male wild-caught true red-tail boa (Boa constrictor constrictor), imported from Surinam, was presented for anorexia, extreme lethargy, and coelomic swelling in the cranial third of the body, in the anatomic location of the thymus. The snake died a few minutes after blood sampling via cardiocentesis. Hematology revealed anemia and extreme leukocytosis (820 × 10(3)/ml) characterized by a predominance (95%) of lymphocytes. Necropsy revealed enlargement of most of the visceral organs. Histology confirmed lymphoblastic lymphoma with a leukemic blood profile and diffuse infiltration of some of the heart, thymus, bone marrow, kidney, spleen, lung, and liver. Several large intracytoplasmic eosinophilic inclusion bodies surrounded by narrow clear "halos" were identified within gastric mucosal cells, proximal and distal convoluted tubule epithelial cells, and splenic cells. The final diagnosis was lymphoblast lymphoma with a leukemic blood profile and concurrent inclusion body disease. PMID:21217051

  12. Computed tomography-guided bone biopsies for evaluation of proliferative vertebral lesions in two boa constrictors (Boa constrictor imperator).

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    Di Girolamo, Nicola; Selleri, Paolo; Nardini, Giordano; Corlazzoli, Daniele; Fonti, Paolo; Rossier, Christophe; Della Salda, Leonardo; Schilliger, Lionel; Vignoli, Massimo; Bongiovanni, Laura

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    Two boa constrictors (Boa constrictor imperator) presented with paresis of the trunk originating cranial to the cloaca. Radiographs were consistent with proliferative bone lesions involving several vertebrae. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated the presence of lytic/expansile lesions. Computed tomography-guided biopsies of the lesions were performed without complications. Histology was consistent with bacterial osteomyelitis and osteoarthritis. Gram-negative bacteria (Salmonella sp. and Pseudomonas sp.) were isolated from cultures of the biopsies. Medical treatment with specific antibiotics was attempted for several weeks in both cases without clinical or radiographic improvements. The animals were euthanized, and necropsy confirmed the findings observed upon CT. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of the use of CT-guided biopsies to evaluate proliferative vertebral lesions in snakes. In the present report, CT-guided biopsies were easily performed, and both histologic and microbiologic results were consistent with the final diagnosis. PMID:25632696

  13. VIPRE-01/BOA modeling of Westinghouse advanced loop tester (WALT)

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    Heavy deposits (typically called crud) on fuel have had a significant impact on plant operation, causing unexpected Crud Induced Power Shifts (CIPS) and in some cases crud induced cladding failure (CIF). The Westinghouse Advanced Loop Tester (WALT) at the George Westinghouse Science and Technology Center (STC), which was completed in October 2005, is designed to model the top grid span of a high power rod in a fuel assembly under pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) operating conditions. Both clean and crudded fuel rod surfaces can be simulated in the WALT loop, and thus the chemical and thermal effects of crud can be studied. Currently, a number of clean surface tests and crud formation tests have been accomplished in the WALT loop. In addition, the WALT loop is being used to examine how the crud is formed and the effects of crud formation on fuel pin cladding. The WALT loop test section is modeled with VIPRE-01/VIPRE-W and BOA, which are computer codes developed for Light Water Reactors (LWR). VIPRE-W (or VIPRE-01) is Westinghouse version of the VIPRE-01 code developed for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The VIPRE-01 and BOA codes are widely used in the nuclear industry for PWR reload safety analyses and CIPS analysis. The Westinghouse Advanced Loop Tester (WALT) test facility was used to study hot rod surface conditions and the effects of crud deposition under PWR operating conditions. This paper compares WALT loop experimental data to predictions made with the VIPRE-01 and BOA computer codes. VIPRE-01 and BOA models were developed for the WALT loop core using code options commonly used for PWR design applications. Results of this study show that predicted differences in cladding temperature at a given crud thickness for a crudded rod are in reasonably good agreement with test data. Sensitivity studies are also performed in this paper to investigate the variation in cladding temperature differences and crud thickness between VIPRE-01/BOA code predicted

  14. Detection of arenavirus in a peripheral odontogenic fibromyxoma in a red tail boa (Boa constrictor constrictor) with inclusion body disease.

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    Hellebuyck, Tom; Pasmans, Frank; Ducatelle, Richard; Saey, Veronique; Martel, An

    2015-03-01

    A captive bred red tail boa (Boa constrictor constrictor) was presented with a large intraoral mass originating from the buccal gingiva, attached to the right dentary teeth row. Based on the clinical features and histological examination, the diagnosis of a peripheral odontogenic fibromyxoma was made. Sections of liver biopsies and circulating lymphocytes contained relatively few eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies, indistinguishable from those observed in inclusion body disease-affected snakes. Inclusion bodies were not observed in cells comprising the neoplastic mass. Using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), arenavirus was detected in the neoplastic tissue. Two years after surgical removal of the mass, recurrence of the neoplastic lesion was observed. Numerous large inclusion body disease inclusions were abundantly present in the neoplastic cells of the recurrent fibromyxoma. Sections of liver biopsies and circulating lymphocytes contained relatively few intracytoplasmic inclusions. The RT-PCR revealed the presence of arenavirus in blood, a liver biopsy, and neoplastic tissue. The present case describes the co-occurrence of an arenavirus infection and an odontogenic fibromyxoma in a red tail boa. PMID:25776548

  15. BOA: Asbestos Pipe-Insulation Abatement Robot System

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    The BOA system is a mobile pipe-external robotic crawler used to remotely strip and bag asbestos-containing lagging and insulation materials (ACLIM) from various diameter pipes in (primarily) industrial installations. Steam and process lines within the DOE weapons complex warrant the use of a remote device due to the high labor costs and high level of radioactive contamination, making manual removal extremely costly and highly inefficient. Currently targeted facilities for demonstration and remediation are Fernald in Ohio and Oak Ridge in Tennessee

  16. BOA: Pipe-asbestos insulation removal robot system

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    Schempf, H.; Bares, J.; Schnorr, W. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1995-10-01

    The BOA system is a mobile pipe-external robotic crawler used to remotely strip and bag asbestos-containing lagging and insulation materials (ACLIM) from various diameter pipes in (primarily) industrial installations. Steam and process lines within the DOE weapons complex warrant the use of a remote device due to the high labor costs and high level of radioactive contamination, making manual removal extremely costly and highly inefficient. Currently targeted facilities for demonstration and remediation are Fernald in Ohio and Oak Ridge in Tennessee.

  17. BOA: Pipe-asbestos insulation removal robot system

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    This paper describes the BOA system, a mobile pipe-external crawler used to remotely strip and bag (possibly contaminated) asbestos-containing lagging and insulation materials (ACLIM) from various diameter pipes in (primarily) industrial installations across the DOE weapons complex. The mechanical removal of ACLIM is very cost-effective due to the relatively low productivity and high cost involved in human removal scenarios. BOA, a mechanical system capable of removing most forms of lagging (paper, plaster, aluminum sheet, clamps, screws and chicken-wire), and insulation (paper, tar, asbestos fiber, mag-block) uses a circular cutter and compression paddles to cut and strip the insulation off the pipe through compression, while a HEPA-filter and encapsulant system maintain a certifiable vacuum and moisture content inside the system and on the pipe, respectively. The crawler system has been built and is currently undergoing testing. Key design parameters and performance parameters are developed and used in performance testing. Since the current system is a testbed, we also discuss future enhancements and outline two deployment scenarios (robotic and manual) for the final system to be designed and completed by the end of FY '95. An on-site demonstration is currently planned for Fernald in Ohio and Oak Ridge in Tennessee

  18. Ultrasound and computed tomography description of the liver the Boa constrictor; Descricao ultrassonografica e tomografica do figado de Boa constrictor

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    Zulim, Rosalia Marina Infiesta; Geller, Felipe Foletto; Souza, Priscila Macedo de; Mamprim, Maria Jaqueline, E-mail: rosaliamarina@hotmail.com [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia . Dept. de Reproducao Animal e Radiologia Veterinaria; Cardoso, Guilherme Schiess; Teixeira, Carlos Roberto [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia . Dept. de Cirurgia e Anestesiologia Veterinaria; Andrade, Rafael Souza [Universidade Federal Rural da Amazonia (UFRA), Belem, PA (Brazil); Rossetti, Diogo Pascoal; Comerlato, Alexandra Tiso [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (CEMPAS/UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia. Centro de Medicina e Pesquisa de Animais Silvestres

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    Ultrasound is a method for noninvasive diagnosis, their effectiveness in the diagnosis of liver disease has been described in snakes. The liver is the largest organ of the coelomic cavity of reptiles. Elongated and flattened. The caudal vena cava and portal vein divides the body into two lobes. The hepatic parenchyma is homogeneous hypoechoic echogenicity. The objective is to describe and to obtain reference images in the study of liver four snakes of Boa constrictor amarali, through an ultrasound and tomography. Physical restraint made for the ultrasound examination held in prone position, to compare the texture and mark the structures for the slices on CT. A linear multifrequency probe of 6-10 mHz was used. The anesthetic protocol for computed tomography consisted of isoflurane. In helical CT scanner, the animal was positioned in the prone position, and used continuous cross sections of 2 mm by 2. The ultrasound and CT examinations allowed the identification of liver contours as well as the definition and extension of the caudal vena cava and portal vein. Normal pattern recognition of CT aspect of the present study will be of help in the diagnosis of liver diseases in snakes (Boa constrictor amarali). (author)

  19. A robotic inspection experimental system (ARIES) and BOA

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    ARIES consists of a 6-wheeled K3A mobile platform, a compact subturret, a sonar imaging system, a laser-based light detection and ranging (lidar) navigation beacon system, and a camera positioning system. It has a sonar imaging system used in navigation and collision avoidance and an automatic docking/charging system. Drum-referencing algorithms and camera-positioning algorithms have been included in the primitive instruction set for the robot. The robot`s navigation is based on Synchro-Drive, a patented design that utilizes concentric shafts to distribute drive and steering power to the six wheels simultaneously. ARIES uses a virtual path concept in which only a limited amount of information needs to be provided to the control computer in order to get the vehicle moving. The safety and health evaluation, during the human factors assessment, found several areas of concern including ergonomics, laser hazards, tripping hazards, fall-from-above and struck-by hazards, electrical hazards, and decontamination of the system. BOA is a self-propelled automated mini-enclosure, able to remove insulation from installed pipes, primarily of 4 inch nominal outside diameter. The system is designed for two operators: one oversees the abatement head operation from a distance of 10 or 15 feet using a pendant control and the other bags the debris at a cyclonic bagging station that is attached by a vacuum hose to the cutting head. Since the abatement head is its own enclosure, there may be no need for further enclosures to be built. The system wets and removes asbestos insulation automatically, cutting the debris into consistent chunks and moving the wave under a strong vacuum to a bagging machine. Prior to reaching the bagging operation, the material passes through a water separator which greatly reduces the weight of the debris and allows recirculation of water, after sufficient filtration. The safety and health evaluation, during the human factors assessment, focused on: noise, dust

  20. Consumidor Colecionador de Pratos da Boa Lembrança

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    Isabele Oliveira de Almeida

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 O artigo tem o objetivo de analisar a relação entre as principais proposições de colecionismo apresentadas por Belk (2001 e a experiência de colecionar, representada por entrevistados que colecionam pratos da Boa Lembrança de restaurantes. O método é baseado na abordagem qualitativa e a coleta de dados contou com entrevistas semiestruturadas. Os resultados mostram aderência às proposições de Belk (2001, quais sejam: as coleções raramente ocorrem de forma proposital; o vício e compulsão podem fazer parte do ato de colecionar; coleção legítima de itens como arte ou ciência; existe uma conversão do item colecionado do profano para sagrado; as coleções são extensão do self; imortalidade da coleção e do sujeito (herança familiar; e por fim, há simultaneidade do desejo e do temor de completar a coleção. Assim, a oferta do alimento no restaurante é fundamental, pois não é o prato em si que interessa, mas o que representa.  Consumer Collector Plates Boa Lembrança - The article aims to analyze the relationship between the main propositions of hoarding presented by Belk (2001 and the experience of collecting, represented by respondents who collect plates of Boa Lembrança in restaurants. The method is based on a qualitative approach and data collection included semi-structured interviews. The results show adherence to propositions Belk (2001, namely: the collections rarely occur on purpose; addiction and compulsion can be part of the act of collecting; legitimate collection of items such as art or science, there is a conversion of the collected item sacred to the profane; collections are extension of self; immortality of the collection and the subject (family heritage, and finally, there is simultaneity of desire and fear to complete the collection. Thus, the supply of food in the restaurant is fundamental, because it is not the dish itself that matters, but what it represents

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

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    2013-12-01

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

  2. A volcanological and geochemical investigation of Boa Vistta, Cape Verde Islands

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    Dyhr, Charlotte Thorup; Holm, Paul Martin

    2009-01-01

    Boa Vista, the easternmost island in the Cape Verde archipelago, consists of volcanic products, minor intrusions and a thin partial sedimentary cover. The first 15 age results from 40Ar/39Ar incremental heating analysis of groundmass separates from volcanic and plutonic rocks from Boa Vista are p...

  3. BOA detoxification of four summer weeds during germination and seedling growth.

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    Schulz, Margot; Marocco, Adriano; Tabaglio, Vincenzo

    2012-07-01

    A recent greenhouse study revealed a significant reduction of germination and growth of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and common purslane (Portulaca oleracea) by rye mulch, whereas velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) and common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) were not suppressed. Since BOA detoxification by metabolic alteration may influence the relation between the benzoxazinoid content of the soil mulch and weed suppression, we tested the dynamics in BOA detoxification in different plant organs of three and 10-day-old seedlings of four warm season weeds incubated with five BOA concentrations (4, 20, 40, 80, and 200 μmol g(-1) fresh weight). In addition, germination and length of 3-day-old seedlings were measured after exposure to 0, 0.3, 1.5, 3, 6, and 15 μmol BOA. Finally, we tested the influence of the MDR translocator inhibitors verapamil, nifedipine, and the GST inhibitor ethycrynic acid on BOA accumulation and detoxification activity. Due to BOA-detoxification, all weeds were able to grow in environments with low BOA contents. At higher contents, Abutilon theophrasti and Chenopodium album had a better chance to survive because of highly active mechanisms that avoided the uptake of BOA (A. theophrasti) and of efficient detoxification activities in youngest seedlings (C. album). The interpretation of all of the data gave the following sequence of increasing sensitivity: A. theophrasti < C. album < P. oleracea ≤ A. retroflexus. The results were in agreement with recent findings of the suppression of these weeds by rye mulches and their benzoxazinoid contents. Our studies demonstrate for the first time that the detoxification of BOA influences the survival of certain weeds in environments enriched with this allelochemical. Therefore, detoxification processes affect the potential for weed suppression by soil allelochemicals in sustainable weed management. PMID:22614450

  4. Retinal photoreceptors and visual pigments in Boa constrictor imperator.

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    Sillman, A J; Johnson, J L; Loew, E R

    2001-09-01

    The photoreceptors of Boa constrictor, a boid snake of the subfamily Boinae, were examined with scanning electron microscopy and microspectrophotometry. The retina of B. constrictor is duplex but highly dominated by rods, cones comprising 11% of the photoreceptor population. The rather tightly packed rods have relatively long outer segments with proximal ends that are somewhat tapered. There are two morphologically distinct, single cones. The most common cone by far has a large inner segment and a relatively stout outer segment. The second cone, seen only infrequently, has a substantially smaller inner segment and a finer outer segment. The visual pigments of B. constrictor are virtually identical to those of the pythonine boid, Python regius. Three different visual pigments are present, all based on vitamin A(1.) The visual pigment of the rods has a wavelength of peak absorbance (lambda(max)) at 495 +/- 2 nm. The visual pigment of the more common, large cone has a lambda(max) at 549 +/- 1 nm. The small, rare cone contains a visual pigment with lambda(max) at 357 +/- 2 nm, providing the snake with sensitivity in the ultraviolet. We suggest that B. constrictor might employ UV sensitivity to locate conspecifics and/or to improve hunting efficiency. The data indicate that wavelength discrimination above 430 nm would not be possible without some input from the rods. PMID:11550183

  5. Chemosensory age discrimination in the snake Boa constrictor (Serpentes: Boidae).

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    Gabirot, Marianne; Picerno, Pablo; Valencia, Jorge; Lopez, Pilar; Martin, José

    2012-12-01

    Many snakes are able to use their chemosensory system to detect scent of conspecifics, which is important in many social contexts. Age discrimination based on chemical cues may be especially important to ensure access to sexually mature potential partners. In this study, we used 24 individual Boa constrictor snakes (12 adults mature and 12 non-mature individuals) that had been captured in different areas of Ecuador, and were maintained in captivity at the Vivarium of Quito. We used tongue-flick experiments to examine whether these snakes were able to discriminate between scents from mature and non-mature individuals. Results showed that B. constrictor snakes used chemical cues to recognize conspecifics and that the scent of individuals of different ages elicited chemosensory responses of different magnitudes. The scents from adult conspecifics elicited the quickest and highest chemosensory responses (i.e., short latency times and high tongue-flick rates), although we did not find differential responses to scent of males and females. The magnitude of the responses was lower to scent of sub adult individuals, and then even lower to scent of juvenile snakes, but in all cases the scent of snakes was discriminated from a blank control. We discuss the potential chemical mechanisms that may allow age recognition and its implications for social and sexual behavior of this snake species. PMID:23342514

  6. "Handbook of biomedical optics", edited by David A. Boas, Constantinos Pitris, and Nimmi Ramanujam

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    2012-01-01

    Abstract David A. Boas, Constantinos Pitris, and Nimmi Ramanujam, Eds.: Handbook of Biomedical Optics CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, London, New York, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4200-9036-9 (Hardback), 787 pages

  7. "Handbook of biomedical optics", edited by David A. Boas, Constantinos Pitris, and Nimmi Ramanujam

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract David A. Boas, Constantinos Pitris, and Nimmi Ramanujam, Eds.: Handbook of Biomedical Optics CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, London, New York, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4200-9036-9 (Hardback, 787 pages

  8. Potentiation of aminoglycoside antibiotic activity using the body fat from the snake Boa constrictor

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    Felipe S. Ferreira; Nalba L. G. Silva; Edinardo F.F Matias; Samuel V. Brito; Francisco G. Oliveira; José G. M. Costa; Coutinho, Henrique D. M.; Waltécio O. Almeida; Alves, Rômulo R. N.

    2011-01-01

    Boa constrictor is widely used in traditional communities in many different folk remedies and products derived from it are sold in public markets throughout northeastern Brazil and as its body fat has many different therapeutic indications as a folk remedy. The present work evaluates the antibacterial activity of the body fat from the snake Boa constrictor when employed either alone or in combination with antibiotics and discusses the ecological implications of the use of this traditional rem...

  9. Uma "boa" educação A "good" education

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    Monique de Saint Martin

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available Uma educação ética 3/4 uma "boa" educação 3/4 de sua filhas sempre representou uma preocupação central para as camadas dominantes da burguesia e da aristocracia. A instrução, por outro lado, por visar essencialmente atividades intelectuais, sempre foi vista como secundária, assim como, no caso dessas moças, a transmissão do capital cultural e econômico. Mais do que uma exceção, a escola "Notre-Dame des Oiseaux" representa um caso-limite. Com algumas concessões à nova moralidade burguesa e na base de uma homogeneidade consistente, não apenas das alunas como das docentes e freiras, a educação das moças desse meio continua centrada no preparo para um papel específico - o de mãe "feliz", esposa culta, com um emprego (embora disposta a abandoná-lo, pia e envolvida em ações caridosas.For the dominant sections of the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy, an ethical education 3/4 a "good"education 3/4 for their daughters, is always a major preoccupation.Instruction, on the other hand, a training for intellectual activity, is considered of secundary importance, as though, in the case of theses girls, the transmission of the economic and cultural capital. The "Notre Dame des Oiseaux" school, is not so much an excepcional case as a bordeline case.With a few concessions to the new bourgeois morality, and thanks to the extreme homogeneity not only of its pupils, but also of its teaching staff and the sisters, the preparation for a specific role 3/4 "happy" mother, cultivated wife, with a job but quite prepared to give it up, pious, involved in some charitable activity 3/4 remains the most important aspect of the education of young girls of this milieu.

  10. An assessment of the impact of the pet trade on five CITES-Appendix II case studies - Boa constrictor imperator

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    Montgomery, Chad E.; Boback, Scott M.; Reed, Robert N.; Frazier, Julius A.

    2015-01-01

    Boa constrictor is a wide ranging snake species that is common in the pet trade and is currently listed in CITES Appendix II. Hog Island boas, or Cayos Cochinos boas, are a dwarf, insular race of Boa constrictor imperator endemic to the Cayos Cochinos Archipelago, Honduras. Cayos Cochinos boas are prized in the international pet trade for their light pink dorsal coloration, as well as for being much smaller and more docile than mainland boas (Porras, 1999; Russo, 2007). The boa population in the Cayos Cochinos was heavily exploited for the pet trade from 1979 to 1993, and researchers reported finding no boas on the islands during a five day herpetological survey trip in the early 1990s (Wilson and CruzDiaz, 1993), leading to the speculation that the population had been extirpated (e.g., Russo, 2007). The Cayos Cochinos Archipelago Natural Marine Monument has been managed by the Honduran Coral Reef Foundation since 1994 and prohibits removal of boas from the area. Poaching for the pet trade continues today, although at a lower level. Due to the endemic nature of this island morph of B. c. imperator it is imperative that we understand the dynamics of the populations and the ongoing threats that could negatively impact their long-term survival.

  11. Amblyomma dissimile (Acari: Ixodidae PARÁSITO DE Boa constrictor EN COLOMBIA

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    Ana Torres M

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir algunas garrapatas encontradas en dos ejemplares de Boa constrictor, llevados al Centro de Atención y Valoración de Fauna Silvestre en Montería, Córdoba, Colombia. Materiales y métodos. Se recolectaron 37 garrapatas provenientes de dos individuos adultos de Boa constrictor, los parásitos fueron conservados en alcohol al 70% y posteriormente identificados mediante diversas claves taxonómicas. Resultados. Todas las garrapatas fueron identificadas como Amblyomma dissimile, de las cuales, 9 fueron hembras, 24 machos y 4 ninfas. Conclusiones. La identificación de ectoparásitos en especies de Boa c. constrictor contribuye a mantener adecuadamente esta especie en cautiverio y provee datos para establecer medidas profilácticas y tratamiento, igualmente, ayuda en el conocimiento de los agentes parasitarios de la fauna silvestre.

  12. Parallel selective pressures drive convergent diversification of phenotypes in pythons and boas.

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    Esquerré, Damien; Scott Keogh, J

    2016-07-01

    Pythons and boas are globally distributed and distantly related radiations with remarkable phenotypic and ecological diversity. We tested whether pythons, boas and their relatives have evolved convergent phenotypes when they display similar ecology. We collected geometric morphometric data on head shape for 1073 specimens representing over 80% of species. We show that these two groups display strong and widespread convergence when they occupy equivalent ecological niches and that the history of phenotypic evolution strongly matches the history of ecological diversification, suggesting that both processes are strongly coupled. These results are consistent with replicated adaptive radiation in both groups. We argue that strong selective pressures related to habitat-use have driven this convergence. Pythons and boas provide a new model system for the study of macro-evolutionary patterns of morphological and ecological evolution and they do so at a deeper level of divergence and global scale than any well-established adaptive radiation model systems. PMID:27264195

  13. Agronomic performance of watermelon cultivars in the Cerrado region of Boa Vista, Roraima = Desempenho agronômico de cultivares de melancia no cerrado de Boa Vista, Roraima

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    Ignácio Lund Gabriel da Silva Carmo; Edgley Soares da Silva; João Luiz Lopes Monteiro Neto; Luciana Baú Trassato; Roberto Dantas de Medeiros; Dilacy Sales Porto

    2015-01-01

    Production of the watermelon is important in all regions of Brazil. However, productive and qualitative information for fruit of different cultivars grown in the same environment is still scarce, especially in the State of Roraima, a fact that makes it necessary to carry out studies in order to meet this need. As a result, this study aimed to evaluate the agronomic performance of watermelon cultivars produced in the Cerrado at Boa Vista, Roraima. The experiment was conducted at the Agua Bo...

  14. Death of Boa constrictor amarali (serpentes, boidae after ingestion of a tree porcupine (rodentia

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    A. L. Cherubini

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to report the death of a Boa constrictor amarali after ingestion of a tree porcupine. The animal was donated to the Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals (CEVAP/UNESP - and died in captivity. At necropsy, spine-like structures were observed in the stomach serosa and vicinity, and the stomach mucosa showed an intense reddish area, suggesting inflammation. The analysis of the spine-like structure revealed that they were tree porcupine spines. The feeding habits and inexperience of this Boa constrictor amarali in selecting its prey may have been be responsible for its death.

  15. Diphtheroid colitis in a Boa constrictor infected with amphibian Entamoeba sp.

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    Richter, Barbara; Kübber-Heiss, Anna; Weissenböck, Herbert

    2008-05-01

    A female boa (Boa constrictor) from a zoological collection was submitted for necropsy after sudden death. Prominent pathological findings included a diphtheroid colitis, endoparasitism, focal pneumonia and inclusion bodies typical for inclusion body disease (IBD). In the colon entamoebae were identified, which differed in size and distribution from Entamoeba invadens. Gene sequence analysis of the 18S ribosomal RNA revealed 100% similarity with an Entamoeba species from the African bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus), probably Entamoeba ranarum. The snake was possibly immunosuppressed, and the source of infection remains unclear. This is the first report of an infection with an amphibian Entamoeba species associated with colitis in a snake. PMID:18291588

  16. Amblyomma dissimi le (Acari: Ixodidae) PARÁSITO DE Boa constrictor EN COLOMBIA

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    Carrascal, Juan; Oviedo, Teresa; Monsalve, Santiago; Torres, Ana

    2009-01-01

    Objetivo. Describir algunas garrapatas encontradas en dos ejemplares de Boa constrictor, llevados al Centro de Atención y Valoración de Fauna Silvestre en Montería, Córdoba, Colombia. Materiales y métodos. Se recolectaron 37 garrapatas provenientes de dos individuos adultos de Boa constrictor, los parásitos fueron conservados en alcohol al 70% y posteriormente identificados mediante diversas claves taxonómicas. Resultados. Todas las garrapatas fueron identificadas como Amblyomma dissimile, d...

  17. Amblyomma dissimile (Acari: Ixodidae) PARÁSITO DE Boa constrictor EN COLOMBIA

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    Ana Torres M; Santiago Monsalve B; Teresa Oviedo S; Juan Carrascal V

    2009-01-01

    Objetivo. Describir algunas garrapatas encontradas en dos ejemplares de Boa constrictor, llevados al Centro de Atención y Valoración de Fauna Silvestre en Montería, Córdoba, Colombia. Materiales y métodos. Se recolectaron 37 garrapatas provenientes de dos individuos adultos de Boa constrictor, los parásitos fueron conservados en alcohol al 70% y posteriormente identificados mediante diversas claves taxonómicas. Resultados. Todas las garrapatas fueron identificadas como Amblyomma dissimile, de...

  18. Consumption of an adult Puma yagouaroundi (Felidae by the snake Boa constrictor (Boidae in Central Mexico Consumo de un jaguarundi adulto Puma yagouaroundi (Felidae por la serpiente Boa constrictor (Boidae en el centro de México

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    Octavio Monroy-Vilchis

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Few felids have been recorded as being preyed upon by the Boa constrictor snake (Boa constrictor. Documentation of predation on felids by reptiles is scarce, and natural predators of the adult jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi are poorly known. Here, we report for the first time an adult male jaguarundi being eaten by the snake Boa constrictor (of 273 cm snout-to-vent length at the Sierra Nanchititla Natural Reserve, Estado de México.Pocos depredadores han sido registrados como presas de la Boa constrictor (Boa constrictor. La depredación de felinos por reptiles es escasamente documentada y los depredadores naturales del jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi son pobremente conocidos. Aquí, nosotros informamos de un evento de depredación de un jaguarundi macho adulto que fue consumido por una B. constrictor (longitud hocico-cloaca: 273 cm en la Reserva Natural Sierra Nanchititla, Estado de México.

  19. Physicochemical, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory evaluation of fixed oil from Boa constrictor.

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    Falodun, Abiodun; Owolabi, Omonkhelin Josephine; Osahon, Obasuyi

    2008-01-01

    Boa constrictor is one of the snakes found in the riverine areas of Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta regions. The fat obtained from the snake is used ethno-medicinally for the treatment of burns and inflammatory conditions. The purpose of this study was to validate the traditional use of this crude fat and oil. The fat obtained from the Boa snake was subjected to some physiochemical screening tests. A systematic chemical and antimicrobial investigation was carried out using some bacterial found in wound such as Staphylococcus aureus, B. subtilis and Streptococcus pyrogenes. The degree of zone of inhibition was a measure of the antimicrobial activity of the fat and oil. The maximal inhibitory dilution was determined for significant zone. The anti-inflammatory investigation was done using the croton oil induced ear edema. The results of the study revealed a potent anti-inflammatory and a significant antimicrobial activity of the fat from Boa constrictor against S. aureus and S. pyrogenes organisms, thus, justifying the traditional usage of the fat of Boa constrictor. PMID:19051590

  20. High resolution neutron imaging capabilities at BOA beamline at Paul Scherrer Institut

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    Tremsin, A. S.; Morgano, M.; Panzner, T.; Lehmann, E.; Filgers, U.; Vallerga, J. V.; McPhate, J. B.; Siegmund, O. H. W.; Feller, W. B.

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    The cold neutron spectrum of the Beamline for neutron Optics and other Applications (BOA) at Paul Scherrer Institut enables high contrast neutron imaging because neutron cross sections for many materials increase with neutron wavelength. However, for many neutron imaging applications, spatial resolution can be as important as contrast. In this paper the neutron transmission imaging capabilities of an MCP/Timepix detector installed at the BOA beamline are presented, demonstrating the possibilities for studying sub-20 μm features in various samples. In addition to conventional neutron radiography and microtomography, the high degree of neutron polarization at the BOA beamline can be very attractive for imaging of magnetic fields, as demonstrated by our measurements. We also show that a collimated cold neutron beamline combined with a high resolution detector can produce image artifacts, (e.g. edge enhancements) due to neutron refraction and scattering. The results of our experiments indicate that the BOA beamline is a valuable addition to neutron imaging facilities, providing improved and sometimes unique capabilities for non-destructive studies with cold neutrons.

  1. High resolution neutron imaging capabilities at BOA beamline at Paul Scherrer Institut

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    The cold neutron spectrum of the Beamline for neutron Optics and other Applications (BOA) at Paul Scherrer Institut enables high contrast neutron imaging because neutron cross sections for many materials increase with neutron wavelength. However, for many neutron imaging applications, spatial resolution can be as important as contrast. In this paper the neutron transmission imaging capabilities of an MCP/Timepix detector installed at the BOA beamline are presented, demonstrating the possibilities for studying sub-20 µm features in various samples. In addition to conventional neutron radiography and microtomography, the high degree of neutron polarization at the BOA beamline can be very attractive for imaging of magnetic fields, as demonstrated by our measurements. We also show that a collimated cold neutron beamline combined with a high resolution detector can produce image artifacts, (e.g. edge enhancements) due to neutron refraction and scattering. The results of our experiments indicate that the BOA beamline is a valuable addition to neutron imaging facilities, providing improved and sometimes unique capabilities for non-destructive studies with cold neutrons

  2. Consumption of an adult Puma yagouaroundi (Felidae) by the snake Boa constrictor (Boidae) in Central Mexico Consumo de un jaguarundi adulto Puma yagouaroundi (Felidae) por la serpiente Boa constrictor (Boidae) en el centro de México

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    Octavio Monroy-Vilchis; Óscar Sánchez; Vicente Urios

    2011-01-01

    Few felids have been recorded as being preyed upon by the Boa constrictor snake (Boa constrictor). Documentation of predation on felids by reptiles is scarce, and natural predators of the adult jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) are poorly known. Here, we report for the first time an adult male jaguarundi being eaten by the snake Boa constrictor (of 273 cm snout-to-vent length) at the Sierra Nanchititla Natural Reserve, Estado de México.Pocos depredadores han sido registrados como presas de la Bo...

  3. Wet- and dry-season steroid hormone profiles and stress reactivity of an insular dwarf snake, the Hog Island boa (Boa constrictor imperator).

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    Holding, Matthew L; Frazier, Julius A; Dorr, Scott W; Pollock, Nicholas B; Muelleman, P J; Branske, Amber; Henningsen, Sloane N; Eikenaar, Cas; Escallón, Camilo; Montgomery, Chad E; Moore, Ignacio T; Taylor, Emily N

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    Field endocrine studies providing new comparisons for inference into the evolutionary and ecological factors shaping organismal physiology are important, often yielding novel physiological insights. Here, we explored factors associated with the sex steroid hormone concentrations and adrenocortical response to capture stress in Hog Island boas (Boa constrictor imperator) in the Cayos Cochinos archipelago of Honduras to generate comparative field hormone data from a tropical reptile and test the island tameness hypothesis. Baseline concentrations of testosterone, corticosterone, estradiol, and progesterone were measured during the wet and dry seasons, and an acute stressor of 1 h in a cloth bag was used to assess the stress response. Plasma steroid concentrations in these snakes were generally low in comparison to other taxa. Higher testosterone concentrations in males and higher estradiol and corticosterone concentrations in females were observed during the wet season compared to the dry season, which may be indicative of mating activities and vitellogenesis during this period. Snakes displayed a 15-fold increase in corticosterone concentrations in response to capture stress, a rise that was not impacted by whether a snake had been captured during previous years. The adrenocortical stress response was greater in males and positively related to body temperature. We suggest that this system merits future inquiries into the physiology and behavior of B. c. imperator, particularly as a model for studying insular impacts on diverse life history characters. PMID:24769701

  4. Agronomic performance of watermelon cultivars in the Cerrado region of Boa Vista, Roraima = Desempenho agronômico de cultivares de melancia no cerrado de Boa Vista, Roraima

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    Ignácio Lund Gabriel da Silva Carmo

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Production of the watermelon is important in all regions of Brazil. However, productive and qualitative information for fruit of different cultivars grown in the same environment is still scarce, especially in the State of Roraima, a fact that makes it necessary to carry out studies in order to meet this need. As a result, this study aimed to evaluate the agronomic performance of watermelon cultivars produced in the Cerrado at Boa Vista, Roraima. The experiment was conducted at the Agua Boa Experimental Farm of Embrapa Roraima, from December 2013 to February 2014. The experimental design was of randomised blocks (DBC, with six replications. The treatments comprised six watermelon cultivars: Verena, Explore, Elisa, Juliane, Crimson Sweet and Crimson Sweet Super, for which the productive, physical, chemical and physicochemical characteristics of the fruit were evaluated. There was no difference between cultivars in yield, number of fruit ha-1 or the number of fruit with a weight of between 6 and 9 kg. The cultivars differed as to physical characteristics (weight, size and number of seeds per fruit. There were differences between cultivars for all the chemical and physicochemical characteristics of the fruit. The cultivar Elisa displayed the highest levels for total soluble solids (12.58 °Brix. Fruits of the cultivars Explore and Crimson Sweet Super showed the greatest ratio between total soluble solids and titratable acidity. The fruits of the cultivars Explore and Elisa had the highest pH. The conditions of soil and climate in the Cerrado at Boa Vista favour the productive and qualitative characteristics of the cultivars being analysed. = A produção de melancia é consolidada em todas as regiões do Brasil. Porém, as informações sobre produtividade e qualidade dos frutos, de diferentes cultivares no mesmo ambiente, ainda são tímidas, sobretudo em Roraima, tornando necessária a realização de estudos para suprir essa carência. Objetivou

  5. Habitat association, size, stomach contents, and reproductive condition of Puerto Rican boas (Epicrates inornatus)

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    Wiley, J.W.

    2003-01-01

    The Puerto Rican boa occurs in a variety of habitats, including wet montane forest, lowland wet forest, mangrove forest, wet limestone karst, and offshore cays, and from sea level to 480 m. Mean SVL of 49 encountered boas (live and road-killed) was 136.9 ?? 35.1 (range = 38.8-205 cm), with a mean mass of 952.1 ?? 349.0 g (n = 47; range = 140-1662 g). Prey in digestive tracts (n = 29) included remains of black rats, house mice, three species of anoles, bats, common ground-doves, domestic fowl chicks, and invertebrates. Females were in reproductive condition in late April through mid-August and had an average brood size of 21.8 ?? 6.0 (n = 9, range = 13-30 ).

  6. Neutron imaging options at the BOA beamline at Paul Scherrer Institut

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    Morgano, M., E-mail: manuel.morgano@psi.ch [Neutron Imaging and Activation Group, Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen (Switzerland); Peetermans, S.; Lehmann, E.H. [Neutron Imaging and Activation Group, Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen (Switzerland); Panzner, T.; Filges, U. [Laboratory for Developments and Methods, Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen (Switzerland)

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    The BOA beamline at the Swiss spallation neutron source SINQ at Paul Scherrer Institut is a flexible instrument used mainly for testing novel techniques and devices for neutron scattering and optics, but, due to the large and relatively homogeneous field of view, it can be successfully used for experiments in the field of neutron imaging. The beamline allows also for the exploitation of advanced imaging concepts such as polarized neutron imaging and diffractive neutron imaging. In this paper we present the characterization of the BOA beamline in the light of its neutron imaging capabilities. We show also the different techniques that can be employed there as user-friendly plugins for non-standard neutron imaging experiments.

  7. Experimental infection of Boa constrictor with an orthoreovirus isolated from a snake with inclusion body disease.

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    Darke, Sabina; Marschang, Rachel E; Hetzel, Udo; Reinacher, Manfred

    2014-06-01

    Orthoreoviruses have been associated with disease in reptiles, but have not previously been isolated from snakes with inclusion body disease (IBD). An orthoreovirus was isolated from a Boa constrictor diagnosed with IBD and then used to conduct a transmission study to determine the clinical importance of this virus. For the transmission study, 10 juvenile boas were experimentally infected with the isolated orthoreovirus and compared to 5 sham-infected control animals. Orthoreovirus was reisolated for a period of 18 wk after infection and weight gain was reduced in infected snakes. Histological examination showed a mild hepatitis in three of four virologically positive snakes up to 12 wk after infection. Results indicated that the orthoreovirus was moderately pathogenic, but, no evidence was found to indicate that it was the causal agent of IBD. In the light of the discovery of Arenaviruses in some snakes with IBD, it was proposed that orthoreoviruses may play a role in synergistic infection. PMID:25000715

  8. Sperm motility parameters to evaluate the seminal quality of Boa constrictor occidentalis, a threatened snake species.

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    Tourmente, M; Cardozo, G A; Guidobaldi, H A; Giojalas, L C; Bertona, M; Chiaraviglio, M

    2007-02-01

    Semen quality analysis constitutes a powerful tool to evaluate the fertility potential of males in threatened species. The Argentine boa constrictor or lampalagua (Boa constrictor occidentalis) is a threatened snake species and has been included in Appendix I of CITES. The objective of this work is to characterize the sperm of B. c. occidentalis on the bases of dynamic parameters to improve this species conservation. Dynamic parameters were measured in sperm samples using videomicroscopy and image analysis software. The sperm population showed a high degree of heterogeneity in velocity parameter values and 95% of the cells showed a linear pattern of movement. Studies in other species indicate that the number of motile spermatozoa and their movement speed is directly correlated with fertilization success. This work will help to establish basic parameter values for the evaluation of the reproductive potential of populations of B. c. occidentalis and to resolve questions referred to its reproductive strategies. PMID:16857223

  9. boa: An R Package for MCMC Output Convergence Assessment and Posterior Inference

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    Brian J. Smith

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC is the most widely used method of estimating joint posterior distributions in Bayesian analysis. The idea of MCMC is to iteratively produce parameter values that are representative samples from the joint posterior. Unlike frequentist analysis where iterative model fitting routines are monitored for convergence to a single point, MCMC output is monitored for convergence to a distribution. Thus, specialized diagnostic tools are needed in the Bayesian setting. To this end, the R package boa was created. This manuscript presents the user's manual for boa, which outlines the use of and methodology upon which the software is based. Included is a description of the menu system, data management capabilities, and statistical/graphical methods for convergence assessment and posterior inference. Throughout the manual, a linear regression example is used to illustrate the software.

  10. Franz Boas and his plans for an International School of American Archaeology and Ethnology in Mexico.

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    Godoy, R

    1977-07-01

    The expansionist policy of the United States at the turn of the century widened the horizons of American anthropology. The International School of American Archaeology and Ethnology was one of the first attempts by American anthropologists to carry out systematic research in foreign lands. Motivated partly by a wish to strengthen the quality of American anthropology, Franz Boas succeeded in gaining the cooperation of several European and American institutions. The purpose of the school was to conduct rigorous anthropological investigations in Mexico. Obsessed with professionalizing the discipline, Boas failed to take into account the turbulent political climate of Mexico when planning the school. Although it did good work for a number of years (1910-1914), the school was broken up forever in 1914 because of the Mexican revolution. Attempts at resurrection failed for numerous reasons. PMID:332760

  11. Neutron imaging options at the BOA beamline at Paul Scherrer Institut

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    The BOA beamline at the Swiss spallation neutron source SINQ at Paul Scherrer Institut is a flexible instrument used mainly for testing novel techniques and devices for neutron scattering and optics, but, due to the large and relatively homogeneous field of view, it can be successfully used for experiments in the field of neutron imaging. The beamline allows also for the exploitation of advanced imaging concepts such as polarized neutron imaging and diffractive neutron imaging. In this paper we present the characterization of the BOA beamline in the light of its neutron imaging capabilities. We show also the different techniques that can be employed there as user-friendly plugins for non-standard neutron imaging experiments

  12. Potencial alelopático de 2-benzoxazolinona (boa e sua interação com atrazine no crescimento de plantas Allelopathic potential of 2-benzoxazolinone (boa and its interactions with atrazine on lant growth

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    Itamar F. Souza

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    Full Text Available Dois experimentos de laboratório foram conduzidos na Universidade de South Dakota, Vemillion, SD, EUA, em 1990, para determinar os efeitos do ácido hidroxâmico benzoxazolinona (BOA, do herbicida atrazine e de suas misturas sobre o crescimento e teor de clorofila de lentilha dágua (Lemna minor. BOA na concentração de 0,5 mM foi aplicado em combinação com atrazine a 0,001 e 0,005 mM em caixas plásticas com 24 células de 2,5 ml, contendo 3 frondes de lentilha dágua em solução nutritiva. BOA e atrazine, aplicados isoladamente, inibiram o número, o peso sêco e o teor de clorofila. Atrazine apresentou uma maior ação inibitória que BOA. A combinação BOA (0,05 mM e atrazine à 0,001 mM foi antagonística. A inibição induzida pelo atrazine a 0,001 mM foi, em parte, neutralizada, porém, com a dose 0,005 mM a sua ação inibitória não foi alterada.Two laboratoy experiments were carried out at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, USA, in 1990, to determine the effects of hydroxamic acid benzoxazolinone (BOA, the herbicide atrazine, and a mixture there of on duckweed growth and its chlorophyll content. BOA at 0.5 mM concentration was applied in combination with atrazine at 0.001 and 0.005 mM in a 2.5 ml cell tissue cluster dish containing three fronds of duckweed in nutrient solution. Single applications of BOA and atrazine inhibited duckweed frond number, frond dry weight, and its chlorophyll content. Atrazine showed stronger inbibition effect than BOA. The combination BOA and atrazine at 0.001 mM was antagonistic where the inhibition induced by the herbicide was counteracted. Unlike atrazine at 0.00I mM, BOA added to atrazine at 0,005 mM did not counteract the inhibitio caused by the herbicide.

  13. Cardiovascular Risk in Men Aged Over 40 in Boa Vista, Brazil

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    Mário Maciel de Lima; Emanuel Araújo Bezerra; José Geraldo Ticianeli

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    Background: Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of disease in the developed world. Early detection and risk prediction are a key component in reducing cardiovascular mortality. The Framingham Risk Score uses age, sex, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking to calculate the 10-year risk probability of developing cardiovascular disease for a given patient. The aim of this study was to examine cardiovascular disease risk in men aged over 40 years in Boa Vista, Brazil and ...

  14. BOA: Asbestos pipe-insulation removal robot system. Phase I. Topical report, November 1993--December 1994

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    Based on several key design criteria and site visits, we developed a Robot design and built a system which automatically strips the lagging and insulation from the pipes, and encapsulates them under complete vacuum operation. The system can operate on straight runs of piping in horizontal or vertical orientations. Currently we are limited to four-inch diameter piping without obstacles as well as a somewhat laborious emplacement and removal procedure. Experimental results indicated that the current robotic abatement process is sound yet needs to be further expanded and modified. One of the main discoveries was that a longitudinal cut to fully allow the paddles to dig in and compress the insulation off the pipe is essential. Furthermore, a different cutting method might be explored to alleviate the need for a deeper cut and to enable a combination of certain functions such as compression and cutting. Unfortunately due to a damaged mechanism caused by extensive testing, we were unable to perform vertical piping abatement experiments, but foresee no trouble in implementing them in the next proposed Phase. Other encouraging results have BOA removing asbestos at a rate of 4-5 ft./h compared to 3 ft./h for manual removal of asbestos with a 3-person crew. However, we feel confident that we can double the asbestos removal rate by improving cutting speed, and increasing the length of the BOA robot. The containment and vacuum system on BOA is able to achieve the regulatory requirement for airborne fiber emissions of 0.01 fibers/ccm/8-hr. shift. Currently, BOA weighs about 117 pounds which is more than a human is permitted to lift overhead under OSHA requirements (i.e., 25 pounds). We are considering designing the robot into two components (i.e., locomotor section and cutter/removal section) to aid human installation as well as incorporating composite materials. A more detailed list of all the technical modifications is given in this topical report

  15. Interactions of Bacillus Mojavensis and Fusarium Verticillioides With a Benzoxazolinone (Boa) and Its Transformation Product, Apo

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    Bacon, C.W.; Hinton, D M; Glenn, A. E.; Macías Domínguez, Francisco Antonio; Marín Mateos, David

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    The benzoxazolinones, specifically benzoxazolin-2(3H)-one (BOA), are important transformation products of the benzoxazinones that can serve as allelochemicals providing resistance to maize from pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and insects. However, maize pathogens such as Fusarium verticillioides are capable of detoxifying the benzoxazolinones to 2-aminophenol (AP), which is converted to the less toxic N-(2-hydroxyphenyl) malonamic acid (HPMA) and 2-acetamidophenol (HPAA). As biocontrol strategies...

  16. Porocephalus species (Pentastomida) infecting Boa constrictor (Boidae) and Lachesis muta (Viperidae) in northeastern Brazil

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    Miriam Camargo Guarnieri; Felipe Silva Ferreira; Waltécio de Oliveira Almeida; Samuel Vieira Brito

    2008-01-01

    Brazil has a great diversity of snakes, but there are few published works concerning parasitism in these animals. The present paper examined pulmonary infection by pentastomids in large snakes from northeastern Brazil, including six specimens of Boa constrictor and two examples of Lachesis muta from the Serpentarium of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, all of which were collected in the Atlantic Coastal Forest. One specimen of B. constrictor was infected by Porocephalus sp....

  17. Morphological and molecular identification of ticks infesting Boa constrictor (Squamata, Boidae) in Manaus (Central Brazilian Amazon).

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    Fiorini, Leonardo Costa; Craveiro, Adriana Bentes; Mendes, Márcia Cristina; Chiesorin Neto, Laerzio; Silveira, Ronis Da

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    The Boa constrictor is one of the world's largest vertebrate carnivores and is often found in urban areas in the city of Manaus, Brazil. The morphological identification of ticks collected from 27 snakes indicated the occurrence of Amblyomma dissimile Koch 1844 on all individuals sampled. In contrast, Amblyomma rotundatum Koch was found on only two snakes. An analysis of the 16S rRNA molecular marker confirmed the morphological identification of these ectoparasites. PMID:25517537

  18. What makes the heart of Boa constrictor (Squamata: Boidae) beat faster?

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    João Fabrício Mota Rodrigues; Roberta da Rocha Braga; Thaís Helena Alencar Ferreira; Estéfanni de Castro Pinheiro; Géssica dos Santos Araújo; Diva Maria Borges-Nojosa

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    Body size is highly correlated with metabolism, which in turn influences physiological rates such as heart rate. In general, heart rate is negatively influenced by the size of animal's body, but there is insufficient data corroborating this pattern in snakes. This study evaluated how body size affects heart rate in captive Boa constrictor Linnaeus, 1758. We measured the heart rate of 30 snakes using digital palpation and evaluated how this rate is influenced by body mass and sex using Analysi...

  19. Morphological and molecular identification of ticks infesting Boa constrictor (Squamata, Boidae in Manaus (Central Brazilian Amazon

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    Full Text Available The Boa constrictor is one of the world's largest vertebrate carnivores and is often found in urban areas in the city of Manaus, Brazil. The morphological identification of ticks collected from 27 snakes indicated the occurrence of Amblyomma dissimile Koch 1844 on all individuals sampled. In contrast, Amblyomma rotundatum Koch was found on only two snakes. An analysis of the 16S rRNA molecular marker confirmed the morphological identification of these ectoparasites.

  20. Potentiation of aminoglycoside antibiotic activity using the body fat from the snake Boa constrictor

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    Felipe S. Ferreira

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Boa constrictor is widely used in traditional communities in many different folk remedies and products derived from it are sold in public markets throughout northeastern Brazil and as its body fat has many different therapeutic indications as a folk remedy. The present work evaluates the antibacterial activity of the body fat from the snake Boa constrictor when employed either alone or in combination with antibiotics and discusses the ecological implications of the use of this traditional remedy. Oil (OBC was extracted from body fat located in the ventral region of B. constrictor using hexane as a solvent. The antibacterial activity of OBC was tested against standard as well as multi-resistant lines, either alone and in combination with antibiotics. OBC did not demonstrate any relevant antibacterial activity against standard or multidrug-resistant bacterial strains. OBC showed synergistic activity when combined with the aminoglycoside antibiotics. Our results indicate that the body fat of Boa constrictor does not possess bactericidal activity, from the clinical point of view, but when combined with an antibiotic, the fat demonstrated a significant synergistic activity.

  1. AMS Observations over Coastal California from the Biological and Oceanic Atmospheric Study (BOAS)

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    Bates, K. H.; Coggon, M. M.; Hodas, N.; Negron, A.; Ortega, A. M.; Crosbie, E.; Sorooshian, A.; Nenes, A.; Flagan, R. C.; Seinfeld, J.

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    In July 2015, fifteen research flights were conducted on a US Navy Twin Otter aircraft as part of the Biological and Oceanic Atmospheric Study (BOAS) campaign. The flights took place near the California coast at Monterey, to investigate the effects of sea surface temperature and algal blooms on oceanic particulate emissions, the diurnal mixing of urban pollution with other airmasses, and the impacts of biological aerosols on the California atmosphere. The aircraft's payload included an aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS), a differential mobility analyzer, a cloud condensation nuclei counter, a counterflow virtual impactor, a cloudwater collector, and two instruments designed to detect biological aerosols - a wideband integrated biological spectrometer and a SpinCon II - as well as a number of meteorology and aerosol probes, two condensation particle counters, and instruments to measure gas-phase CO, CO2, O3, and NOx. Here, we describe in depth the objectives and outcomes of BOAS and report preliminary results, primarily from the AMS. We detail the spatial characteristics and meteorological variability of speciated aerosol components over a strong and persistent bloom of Pseudo-Nitzschia, the harmful algae that cause 'red tide', and report newly identified AMS markers for biological particles. Finally, we compare these results with data collected during BOAS over urban, forested, and agricultural environments, and describe the mixing observed between oceanic and terrestrial airmasses.

  2. Seasonal variation of serum biochemical values of Amazonian snakes (Boa constrictor constrictor kept in captivity

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    Dennis José da Silva Lima

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available In northern Brazil, the seasons are not well defined compared to the South and Southeast regions, due to a hot and humid equatorial climate with a rainy season, known as the Amazonian winter, and a period with less rain, known as the Amazonian summer. The goal of this study was to evaluate the biochemical variation of serum from the Amazon Boa constrictor by correlating the values with the seasons of the region. A biochemical analysis of the serum was performed (AST, ALT, LDH, ALP, calcium, uric acid, phosphorus, total protein, albumin and globulin using 31 individuals of Boa constrictor constrictor, which were kept in captivity. It was observed that eight of the ten parameters were higher in the winter compared to the summer (total protein, albumin, globulin, ALT, AST, ALP, LDH and calcium. The ALT, AST and calcium values had statistically significant differences for the summer and winter, while the other parameters appear to be influenced by seasonality. This was the first study of snakes kept in captivity that analyzed the serum chemistry profile of Boa constrictor constrictor from the state of Pará, Brazil.

  3. Preliminary genetic analysis supports cave populations as targets for conservation in the endemic endangered Puerto Rican boa (Boidae: Epicrates inornatus.

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    Alberto R Puente-Rolón

    Full Text Available The endemic Puerto Rican boa (Epicrates inornatus has spent 42 years on the Endangered Species List with little evidence for recovery. One significant impediment to effective conservation planning has been a lack of knowledge of the distribution of genetic variability in the species. It has previously been suggested that boas might best be protected around caves that harbor large populations of bats. Prior study has found Puerto Rican boas at relatively high densities in and around bat caves, which they use both to feed and seek shelter. However, it is unknown whether these behaviorally distinctive populations represent a distinct evolutionary lineage, or (conversely whether caves harbor representative genetic diversity for the species across the island. We provide the first genetic study of the Puerto Rican boa, and we examine and compare genetic diversity and divergence among two cave populations and two surface populations of boas. We find three haplogroups and an apparent lack of phylogeographic structure across the island. In addition, we find that the two cave populations appear no less diverse than the two surface populations, and harbor multiple mtDNA lineages. We discuss the conservation implications of these findings, including a call for the immediate protection of the remaining cave-associated populations of boas.

  4. Climatic conditions for grapevine cultivation in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil = Aptidão climática para o cultivo da videira em Boa Vista, Roraima

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    Marco Antônio Fonseca Conceição

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Grapevine plants have been grown in different tropical regions of Brazil. In the state of Roraima, this culture was introduced commercially in 2005 in Boa Vista. Unlike temperate regions, tropical regions present thermal conditions for grape production throughout the year. To evaluate the climatic characteristics on different periods of the year, it can be used different indices. The objective of this study was to characterize climate suitability of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil, for grapevine cultivation at different months of the year. For climate classification it was used the Geoviticulture Multicriteria Climatic Classification System (CCM, which is composed by three indices: Heliothermal (IH, Cool Night (IF, and Drought (IS. It was also used the Zuluaga Index (IZ, to assess the risk of incidence of fungal diseases on the vine, especially in relation to the incidence of downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola, one of the main grapevine diseases in humid regions. Based on the evaluated indices, it was found that the most favorable period for grape production goes from October to March because of the lower values of rainfall. During the other months, it can be employed branch pruning without fruit production, as occurs in other tropical locations of Brazil. =A videira tem sido cultivada em diferentes regiões tropicais do Brasil. No estado de Roraima, ela foi implantada comercialmente em 2005 em Boa Vista. Ao contrário das regiões de clima temperado, as regiões tropicais apresentam condições térmicas para a produção de uvas durante o ano inteiro. Para se avaliar as características climáticas dos diferentes períodos do ano pode-se recorrer a diversos índices. Objetivou-se, com o presente trabalho, avaliar a aptidão climática de Boa Vista, Roraima, para o cultivo da videira, considerando-se diferentes períodos de produção ao longo do ano. Na caracterização climática, foi utilizado o Sistema de Classificação Climática Multicrit

  5. Study of the radiological procedures used in odontologic clinics of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil; Estudo dos procedimentos radiologicos nos consultorios odontologicos de Boa Vista, Roraima

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    Costa, Jaberson Luiz Leitao

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiological procedures used at the odontologic clinics of Boa Vista, Roraima-Brazil. The following parameters were recorded: field diameter, half value layer, total filtration, discrepancy between the preset and the applied kilovoltage and exposure time. Dose to the patient's skin from radiography of the upper molar tooth was also estimated. The results showed that 78% of the inspected units had field diameters larger than 6,0 cm, which is outside the limits recommended by the Brazilian Health Ministry. The results also showed that 14% of the equipment presented a discrepancy of more than 10% between preset and applied kilovoltage. On the other hand, the discrepancy between preset and applied exposure time is higher than 10% in 70% of the tested units. The total filtration of 77% units is lower than 1,5 mm of Al, a value recommended by the Brazilian Health Ministry for equipment that operates in the range of 50 kV to 70 kV. The survey also indicates that for 35% of the units the entrance dose in high than 3,5 mGy that is the reference value established by the Brazilian Health Ministry for dental radiography with film type. It was observed that the majority of the clinics use neither aprons nor collars for patients and that films are processed manually, without controlling temperature or processing time. Based on the results obtained it is strongly recommended that a quality control program be implemented in dental radiological clinics in Boa Vista, Roraima. (author)

  6. Boa leitura!

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    Luís Carlos Lopes

    2011-01-01

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    A Ciberlegenda está completando sete anos de vida. Neste período, o número de seusleitores cresceu enormemente, bem como sua difusão entre os rincões das diásporaslusófonas e hispanofônicas. Somos citados em inúmeros outros sítios e reconhecidoscomo de leitura obrigatória em diversos espaços físicos e virtuais. 

    Consultando-se, em novembro de 2004, o motor de busca Google encontramos 464 menções na WEB referentes à palavra Ciberlegenda. Destas, 311 estão em línguaportuguesa, 111 em espanhol, 31 em inglês e 7 em francês. Manejando o nossocontador, que funciona desde janeiro de 2001 e que já passou da contabilização de 40.000 acessos, verifica-se uma média de 30 acessos/dia ao periódico. Não temoscomo saber quantos destes são relativos a leitores reais.  

    Chegam ao endereço eletrônico do editor correios eletrônicos de várias partes domundo. Agradecemos, em nome do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação da Universidade Federal Fluminense, os elogios e as outras palavras de incentivo.Alguns, menos avisados, pedem cópias em papel ou desejam assinar o periódico.Quando possível, é esclarecido que a revista só existe no formato eletrônico e que o acesso é livre e sem ônus.

    Alguns leitores mandam contribuições que, infelizmente, não se podem publicar. Ésempre difícil conviver com o corte do material enviado, tanto do ponto de vista doautor, tal como o do editor. Este não tem o poder final sobre o que deve ou não ser publicado, sendo apenas um dos que trabalham na seleção dos textos. Usam-sesempre os pareceres dos membros do comitê e do conselho editoriais. Há problemas de espaço, de pertinência à linha editorial e de qualidade dos textos.

    Nem sempre se tem tempo hábil para responder a todas as solicitações de nossosleitores e colaboradores. Faz-se isto na medida do possível. A nossa revista nãopossui um esquema de produção comercial e nem funcionários para geri-la.Normalmente, ela é publicada a partir da casa e computador pessoal do editor. Desteespaço, ela é enviada aos computadores da Universidade Federal Fluminense, que a abrigam e a mantém Tenta-se manter o mais elevado nível de profissionalismo, dentrodas condições de trabalho  e possibilidades existentes. 

    Nunca é demais esclarecer que os pontos de vista dos autores, bem como a íntegrade seus textos, são de exclusiva responsabilidade dos mesmos. Não se faz censuraideológica ou controle de procedência. Não se introduz qualquer modificação nostextos enviados, a não ser as de caráter absolutamente formais.  Procura-seselecionar os artigos a partir de critérios de qualidade e adequação aos objetivosenunciados nas normas editoriais.  

    Tem sido muito prazeroso editar a Ciberlegenda, mesmo com as dificuldadesinerentes a esta tarefa. Ela já ocupou o seu lugar nas mídias eletrônicas e no universodas demais revistas acadêmicas que escolheram o ciberespaço como um lugarprivilegiado. Se os objetivos principais de revistas desta natureza consistem eminformar e fazer circular amplamente as idéias da comunidade dos pesquisadores, acredita-se que se está no caminho certo. Aliás, o julgamento que realmente importa é o do leitor.  

    A Ciberlegenda é feita para os seus leitores. Eles esperam e cobram insistentementepor cada novo número. Aproximadamente, são realizadas 10.000 consultas por ano. Este último número de 2004 é mais uma vez dedicado aos seus fiéis leitores. Espera-se que em 2005, a revista esteja ainda melhor e que seus leitores continuem sendoseus parceiros ativos, bem como os seus críticos mais construtivos. 

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  7. Boa leitura!

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    Luís Carlos Lopes

    2011-01-01

    A Ciberlegenda está completando sete anos de vida. Neste período, o número de seusleitores cresceu enormemente, bem como sua difusão entre os rincões das diásporaslusófon...

  8. COS Imaging TA and Spectroscopic WCA-PSA/BOA offset verifications

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    Penton, Steven

    2013-10-01

    This program builds upon the monitoring and calibration of the FGSs (13616 - HST Cycle 21 Focal Plane Calibration (SI-FGS Alignment)). HST 13616 performs back-to-back PSA/MIRRORA & PSA/MIRRORB ACQ/IMAGES, from which all the results herein are bootstrapped.The list of proposals, cycles, and the order in which the alignment is checked is given below. 11878->12399->12781->13171->13616 C17->C18 ->C19->C20->C21 STIS->WFC3->ACS->COSThis program will be repeated every cycle and we will once again use it's COS exposures as the baseline for this program.This program performs a PSA/MIRRORA ACQ/IMAGE on a target that should already be centered in the aperture. This verifies the COS NUV PSA aperture position in the SIAF. After this PSA+MIRRORA ACQ/IMAGE, a PSA+MIRRORB ACQ/IMAGE is then performed. This exposure bootstraps the PSA+MIRRORB centering to the PSA+MIRROR SIAF verification. This allows us to monitor the properties of the PSA+MIRRORB image in a controlled way on a centered target. No spectra are taken in 13616 due to time constraints.This program extends the SIAF verification of 13616 to the other two ACQ/IMAGE combinations (BOA+MIRRORA & BOA+MIRRORB) by bootstraping from the PSA+MIRRORB verification of 13616.Visit 1 of this program begins with a PSA+MIRRORB NUV ACQ/IMAGE followed by a BOA+MIRRORA ACQ/IMAGE. Both observations are high S/N to get the most accurate centering information possible. The program then takes a PSA+MIRRORB IMAGE to ensure that we are still properly centered. We prefer that Visit 01 of this program executes within 45 days of Visit 02 of 13616, to ensure that no long term instrument or telescope focus changes impart our results.After the Imaging verification , Visit 1 of this program will obtain a S/N > 60 NUV spectrum using the most popular NUV grating (G230L, G185M, & G285M), and FUV Spectra using G130M/1309 and G140L/1280. This allows the direct verification of the NUV and FUV WCA-to-PSA cross-dispersion offsets used by ACQ/PEAKXD.Visit 02 of

  9. Porocephalus species (Pentastomida infecting Boa constrictor (Boidae and Lachesis muta (Viperidae in northeastern Brazil

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    Miriam Camargo Guarnieri

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Brazil has a great diversity of snakes, but there are few published works concerning parasitism in these animals. The present paper examined pulmonary infection by pentastomids in large snakes from northeastern Brazil, including six specimens of Boa constrictor and two examples of Lachesis muta from the Serpentarium of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE, Brazil, all of which were collected in the Atlantic Coastal Forest. One specimen of B. constrictor was infected by Porocephalus sp. (intensity of infection 5.0 and one specimen of L. muta was infected by P. stilesi (intensity of infection 15.0.

  10. LEVANTAMENTO HIDROLÓGICO DA BACIA DO IGARAPÉ CARRAPATO, BOA VISTA, RR: dados preliminares

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    Este trabalho analisa o comportamento hidrológico da bacia do igarapé Carrapato, localizada próximo ao perímetro urbano de Boa Vista, Roraima. A bacia está inserida numa área de produção agrícola, sendo alvo, nos últimos anos, do desenvolvimento de culturas irrigadas. O trabalho foi desenvolvido através do levantamento da rede de drenagem, do monitoramento da descarga do canal, do levantamento da pluviosidade na bacia, do levantamento das propriedades na bacia que utilizam sistema de irrigaçã...

  11. Death of Boa constrictor amarali (serpentes, boidae) after ingestion of a tree porcupine (rodentia)

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    A. L. Cherubini; T. H. Barrella; R. J. DA SILVA

    2003-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to report the death of a Boa constrictor amarali after ingestion of a tree porcupine. The animal was donated to the Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals (CEVAP/UNESP) - and died in captivity. At necropsy, spine-like structures were observed in the stomach serosa and vicinity, and the stomach mucosa showed an intense reddish area, suggesting inflammation. The analysis of the spine-like structure revealed that they were tree porcupine spines. The fe...

  12. Seasonal variation of serum biochemical values of Amazonian snakes (Boa constrictor constrictor) kept in captivity

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    Dennis José da Silva Lima; Renata Kelly Gonzaga Bastos; Larissa dos Santos Seixas; Monique Araújo Luz; Erika Renata Branco; Nazaré Fonseca de Souza; Carla Cristina Guimarães de Moraes; Andre Marcelo Conceição Meneses

    2012-01-01

    In northern Brazil, the seasons are not well defined compared to the South and Southeast regions, due to a hot and humid equatorial climate with a rainy season, known as the Amazonian winter, and a period with less rain, known as the Amazonian summer. The goal of this study was to evaluate the biochemical variation of serum from the Amazon Boa constrictor by correlating the values with the seasons of the region. A biochemical analysis of the serum was performed (AST, ALT, LDH, ALP, calcium, u...

  13. Manual de Boas Práticas na Indústria do Calçado

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    Martins, Sónia Dias

    2013-01-01

    O presente trabalho de projeto intitulado “Manual de Boas Práticas Ambientais na Indústria do Calçado” visa servir como um instrumento orientador de gestão ambiental, com o objetivo de aperfeiçoar comportamentos, atitudes e práticas. O setor do calçado foi selecionado para o desenvolvimento do trabalho de projeto, devido à sua extrema importância na estrutura industrial portuguesa, responsável pelo crescimento contínuo e sustentado a nível nacional, assim como contribui para as contas externa...

  14. Ultrasound and computed tomography description of the liver the Boa constrictor

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    Ultrasound is a method for noninvasive diagnosis, their effectiveness in the diagnosis of liver disease has been described in snakes. The liver is the largest organ of the coelomic cavity of reptiles. Elongated and flattened. The caudal vena cava and portal vein divides the body into two lobes. The hepatic parenchyma is homogeneous hypoechoic echogenicity. The objective is to describe and to obtain reference images in the study of liver four snakes of Boa constrictor amarali, through an ultrasound and tomography. Physical restraint made for the ultrasound examination held in prone position, to compare the texture and mark the structures for the slices on CT. A linear multifrequency probe of 6-10 mHz was used. The anesthetic protocol for computed tomography consisted of isoflurane. In helical CT scanner, the animal was positioned in the prone position, and used continuous cross sections of 2 mm by 2. The ultrasound and CT examinations allowed the identification of liver contours as well as the definition and extension of the caudal vena cava and portal vein. Normal pattern recognition of CT aspect of the present study will be of help in the diagnosis of liver diseases in snakes (Boa constrictor amarali). (author)

  15. Substrate diameter and compliance affect the gripping strategies and locomotor mode of climbing boa constrictors.

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    Byrnes, Greg; Jayne, Bruce C

    2010-12-15

    Arboreal habitats pose unique challenges for locomotion as a result of their narrow cylindrical surfaces and discontinuities between branches. Decreased diameter of branches increases compliance, which can pose additional challenges, including effects on stability and energy damping. However, the combined effects of substrate diameter and compliance are poorly understood for any animal. We quantified performance, kinematics and substrate deformation while boa constrictors (Boa constrictor) climbed vertical ropes with three diameters (3, 6 and 9 mm) and four tensions (0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 body weights). Mean forward velocity decreased significantly with both decreased diameter and increased compliance. Both diameter and compliance had numerous effects on locomotor kinematics, but diameter had larger and more pervasive effects than compliance. Locomotion on the largest diameter had a larger forward excursion per cycle, and the locomotor mode and gripping strategy differed from that on the smaller diameters. On larger diameters, snakes primarily applied opposing forces at the same location on the rope to grip. By contrast, on smaller diameters forces were applied in opposite directions at different locations along the rope, resulting in increased rope deformation. Although energy is likely to be lost during deformation, snakes might use increased surface deformation as a strategy to enhance their ability to grip. PMID:21113006

  16. Boas práticas em indústrias queijeiras em Portugal

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    Fernandes, Aurora Crisanta Martins

    2015-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária Portugal é um país de produção de queijos de excelência, sendo este um produto de grande importância socio-económica. Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a implementação das Boas Práticas, indispensáveis à produção de queijo, que deverão ser aplicadas desde a obtenção da matéria-prima no setor primário até à sua produção e comercialização. A maior parte deste estudo desenvolveu-se na queijaria tradicional Miguel Frade da Si...

  17. Seasonal influence on hematologic values and hemoglobin electrophoresis in Brazilian boa constrictor amarali.

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    Machado, Carla C; Silva, Luis F N; Ramos, Paulo R R; Takahira, Regina K

    2006-12-01

    As ectothermic animals, snakes depend exclusively on the environment for proper temperature maintenance, which may greatly influence their activity. Twenty-five adult Boa constrictor amarali snakes maintained in captivity were used to determine the influence of seasons on their hematologic values and electrophoretic profile of hemoglobin. A complete blood cell count (CBC) and examination for hemoparasites were performed in the summer and winter of 2004. Hemoglobin was stored for later electrophoresis. Significant differences (P < 0.05) were obtained in RBC, WBC, lymphocyte, thrombocyte, and monocyte counts, demonstrating the importance of the period of the year in the interpretation of reference values in these animals. Two snakes were detected with blood parasites (Hepatozoon sp.) in the winter and four in the summer, although it appears that their presence did not cause any significant alterations in the CBC. The electrophoretic analysis of the samples demonstrated two-four hemoglobin bands in this species. PMID:17315433

  18. Study of the radiological procedures used in odontologic clinics of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiological procedures used at the odontologic clinics of Boa Vista, Roraima-Brazil. The following parameters were recorded: field diameter, half value layer, total filtration, discrepancy between the preset and the applied kilovoltage and exposure time. Dose to the patient's skin from radiography of the upper molar tooth was also estimated. The results showed that 78% of the inspected units had field diameters larger than 6,0 cm, which is outside the limits recommended by the Brazilian Health Ministry. The results also showed that 14% of the equipment presented a discrepancy of more than 10% between preset and applied kilovoltage. On the other hand, the discrepancy between preset and applied exposure time is higher than 10% in 70% of the tested units. The total filtration of 77% units is lower than 1,5 mm of Al, a value recommended by the Brazilian Health Ministry for equipment that operates in the range of 50 kV to 70 kV. The survey also indicates that for 35% of the units the entrance dose in high than 3,5 mGy that is the reference value established by the Brazilian Health Ministry for dental radiography with film type. It was observed that the majority of the clinics use neither aprons nor collars for patients and that films are processed manually, without controlling temperature or processing time. Based on the results obtained it is strongly recommended that a quality control program be implemented in dental radiological clinics in Boa Vista, Roraima. (author)

  19. "Different by Degree": Ella Cara Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, and Franz Boas Contend with Race and Ethnicity.

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    Hoefel, Roseanne

    2001-01-01

    American Indian ethnographer and linguist Ella Cara Deloria and African American folklorist and writer Zora Neale Hurston did fieldwork for Franz Boas, the father of modern anthropology. Both were shocked by how American racism empowered white people's historical actions. By correcting stereotypes through their work, they reasserted the role of…

  20. Use of an osteoconductive compound as an aid in the management of a maxillary fracture in a boa constrictor.

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    Rahal, Sheila C; Teixeira, Carlos R; Vulcano, Luiz C; Aguiar, Antonio J A

    2011-03-01

    A boa constrictor was presented with a short oblique compound fracture of the rostral third of the right maxilla. The fracture was reduced and biomaterial was placed around the fracture. A computed tomography scan at 1.5 mo post-surgery showed that the fracture had healed with slight displacement of the bone fragments. PMID:21629425

  1. Use of an osteoconductive compound as an aid in the management of a maxillary fracture in a boa constrictor

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    Rahal, Sheila C.; Teixeira, Carlos R.; Luiz C. Vulcano; Aguiar, Antonio J.A.

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    A boa constrictor was presented with a short oblique compound fracture of the rostral third of the right maxilla. The fracture was reduced and biomaterial was placed around the fracture. A computed tomography scan at 1.5 mo post-surgery showed that the fracture had healed with slight displacement of the bone fragments.

  2. Perfil e Preferência de Consumo da Carne Bovina na Cidade de Boa Vista-RORAIMA (RR. = Bovine meat profile and preference of consumption in the Boa Vista city – RR.

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    Marcelo C. Pinheiro

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    Full Text Available O perfil e as preferências de consumo da carne bovina foram avaliados estatisticamente na cidade de Boa Vista, em janeiro de 2008. Foi utilizada a amostragem simples para o cálculo do espaço amostral representativo, como uma margem de erro de ± 11%. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida em duas fases distinta e bem demarcada em termos de tempo e método. A primeira, de natureza qualitativa, conduzida com o propósito de gerar os indicadores que forneceram a base para a elaboração do instrumento de coleta de dados a ser mensurado. A segunda, de natureza descritiva, destinou-se a mensurar os dados coletados. O estudo mostrou que na cidade de Boa Vista – RR os consumidores de carne bovina não exigem informações sobre os produtos comercializados, ou por baixa escolaridade ou hábitos arraigados de consumo. = The profile and preferences of bovine meat consumption were statistically assessed for Boa Vista, on January 2008. A plain sample scheme was used for the representative sample of space calculus, with a statistical default of ± 11%. This research was developed in two distinct and well defined phases, considering time and methodology. The first phase is of quantitative sort and was held up in order to generate the indicators which would supply a better basis for the data collection and preliminary selection before measurement. The second phase, more descriptive, was destined to measure the collected data. This study showed that in Boa Vista city –RR, Bovine meat consumers’ don´t claim for good information about market products, due to their scarce education or to inveterate consuming habits.

  3. O proletariado, a esperança e o sonho de uma vida boa

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O texto discute o conteúdo da esperança da classe trabalhadora no Brasil de nossos dias, considerando as lutas do movimento sindical por melhores condições de trabalho e remuneração e o papel da produção de conhecimento próprio nesse processo. Essa discussão tem como ponto de referência principal o sonho proletário de uma vida boa e a responsabilidade da atual geração de dirigentes sindicais na formação de jovens trabalhadores no sentido da construção de uma utopia para a transformação da sociedade.This paper discusses the subject of the hope of the working class in Brazil in our time, considering the struggles of the union movement for better work conditions and payment, and the role of knowledge production specific to this process. The principal point of reference for this discussion is the proletarian dream of a good life and the responsibility of the present generation of union leaders in the education of young workers in the sense of building a utopia for the transformation of society.

  4. What makes the heart of Boa constrictor (Squamata: Boidae beat faster?

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    João Fabrício Mota Rodrigues

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Body size is highly correlated with metabolism, which in turn influences physiological rates such as heart rate. In general, heart rate is negatively influenced by the size of animal's body, but there is insufficient data corroborating this pattern in snakes. This study evaluated how body size affects heart rate in captive Boa constrictor Linnaeus, 1758. We measured the heart rate of 30 snakes using digital palpation and evaluated how this rate is influenced by body mass and sex using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA. The heart rate of the snakes was 58.8 ± 6.7 bpm (beats per minute. Body size, estimated as log-transformed body mass, negatively influenced heart rate (F1,28 = 10.27, p = 0.003, slope = -0.00004, R2 = 0.27, but sex had no effect (F1,27 = 0.07, p = 0.80. In conclusion, this result corroborates the negative relationship between body size and heart rate for snakes and reinforces the influence of related metabolic characteristics, such as body size, on the physiological parameters of snakes.

  5. Mitochondrial DNA variation reveals recent evolutionary history of main Boa constrictor clades.

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    Hynková, Ivana; Starostová, Zuzana; Frynta, Daniel

    2009-09-01

    We sequenced a 1114-bp fragment of cytochrome b gene in six subspecies (115 samples) of Boa constrictor and detected 67 haplotypes. Our analyses revealed the presence of two distinct clades, one from Central America (CA) including the neighboring part of South America west of the Andes, and the other covering the rest of South America (SA). Sequence divergence between CA and SA clades is about 5-7%, which roughly corresponds to a separation at the time of uplift of the Colombian Andes following formation of the Panama Isthmus before 3.5 Myr Sequence divergence within the SA and CA clades is only 2-3%, suggesting a fairly recent spread of these clades Into their current geographic ranges. Thus, we may not be dealing with taxa with a markedly old evolutionary history. Because juveniles of B. constrictor feed mostly on small rodents, we hypothesized that spread of this species was allowed by a new food source represented by murold rodents that appeared after closure of the Panama portal. With respect to the taxonomy, B. c. imperator may be elevated to full species rank. Within the SA clade, a haplotype of Argentinian B. c. occidentalis is markedly distinct, while the remaining haplotype groups analyzed are distributed throughout large ranges and may all belong to a single nominotypic subspecies. PMID:19799513

  6. Bacterial Enzymatic Activity and Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in Sediments from Boa Viagem Beach (Guanabara Bay

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    Mirian Crapez

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This study focuses on the quality of the organic matter that reaches the sediment from Boa Viagem Beach and through the evaluation of the total bacterial count, the electron transport system activity (ETSA, the esterase activity (EST, as well as the protein and the organic matter contents. Seasonal variations of organic matter, protein content and the number of bacteria were particularly notable in the summer. ETSA reached a maximum of 7.48 µl O 2 h-1 g-1 in the summer. EST activity presented a different pattern once it reached a maximum of 0.17 µg fluorescein h-1 g-1 in the winter. The temporal variation of ETSA and EST activity indicated that biopolymers predominated in the winter, and oligomers or monomers predominated in the summer. These results suggest that organic carbon turnover is more likely to be controlled by organic matter quality. The heavy metals concentrations, especially for Cu, Zn, Ni and Cr, indicated absence of the inhibition of dehydrogenase activity, and they are not bioavailable in the EC 50 values

  7. BOAS PRÁTICAS NA PRODUÇÃO DE MEL NA MICRORREGIÃO DE PAU DOS FERROS

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    Pedro Henrique de Assis Silva

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available As Boas Práticas de Fabricação (BPF e as Boas Práticas Apícolas abrangem um conjunto de medidas que devem ser adotadas pelas unidades de extração do mel a fim de garantir a qualidade sanitária e aconformidade do produto. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo realizar pesquisas na microrregião de Pau dos Ferros, sobre Processo do mel desde a colheita até seu envase. O levantamento foi feito em quatro cidades da região com visitas a apicultores, que foram submetidos a perguntas relacionadas ao modo de colheita do mel e seu processamento. As pesquisas mostram que, a apicultura na região esta evoluindo, mas precisa de melhorias. PALAVRAS CHAVES: Mel, BPF, BPA, pesquisa.

  8. An ecological risk assessment of nonnative boas and pythons as potentially invasive species in the United States.

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    Reed, Robert N

    2005-06-01

    The growing international trade in live wildlife has the potential to result in continuing establishment of nonnative animal populations in the United States. Snakes may pose particularly high risks as potentially invasive species, as exemplified by the decimation of Guam's vertebrate fauna by the accidentally introduced brown tree snake. Herein, ecological and commercial predictors of the likelihood of establishment of invasive populations were used to model risk associated with legal commercial imports of 23 species of boas, pythons, and relatives into the United States during the period 1989-2000. Data on ecological variables were collected from multiple sources, while data on commercial variables were collated from import records maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Results of the risk-assessment models indicate that species including boa constrictors (Boa constrictor), ball pythons (Python regius), and reticulated pythons (P. reticulatus) may pose particularly high risks as potentially invasive species. Recommendations for reducing risk of establishment of invasive populations of snakes and/or pathogens include temporary quarantine of imports to increase detection rates of nonnative pathogens, increasing research attention to reptile pathogens, reducing the risk that nonnative snakes will reach certain areas with high numbers of federally listed species (such as the Florida Keys), and attempting to better educate individuals purchasing reptiles. PMID:16022706

  9. PODER INFORMAL EM UMA INSTITUIÇÃO DE ENSINO SUPERIOR DE BOA VISTA - RORAIMA

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    Ana Paula da Rosa Deon

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O poder informal procede da estrutura informal da organização, tende a surgir de maneira natural, não possui um papel formal de liderança e hierarquia, mas é reconhecido pelo grupo. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar o poder informal de atores organizacionais desprovidos de cargos de chefia em situações do cotidiano de trabalho. Para analisar o exercício de poder informal foi escolhida uma Instituição de Ensino Superior (IES privada da cidade de Boa Vista-RR. Com delineamento de levantamento de dados, a investigação ancorou-se na abordagem qualitativa para investigar um estudo de caso, que envolveu doze funcionárias da área de serviços gerais. A coleta de dados utilizou como recursos a observação no local de trabalho e a realização de entrevista. Foram construídas cinco proposições sobre as relações de poder. Dessas proposições, quatro (P1, P2, P3 e P5 foram comprovadas e uma parcialmente comprovada (P4. Os resultados revelaram que o poder é inerente ao ser humano e que é manifestado de diferentes formas: imposições, manipulações de situações diversas, trocas, barganhas, coerção, informação, recompensa, medo, horários, fardamento, entre outras.

  10. Good faith in business relations A boa-fé nas relações negociais

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    Ana Paula Parra Leite

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available As a consequence of ideological changes, that implicated the evolution of the conception of State, from Liberal to a Social one, gradually there was an intervention of the State in private relationships, that gained a proper sociality. With attention to that, the legislator elaborated the Civil Code of 2002, a text inspired by constitutional dictates of equality, dignity of the human being and solidarity. Based on this new ideology, the contracts suffered too many changes, always concerning to the principles that inform the new codex, which are: ethics, sociality and operability. In the same way, it is important the study of the objective good faith and its hermeneutical and integrative functions, that creates lateral obligations, annex or instrumental, and limiter of the subjective rights.Em decorrência de modificações ideológicas que implicaram na evolução da concepção do Estado de Liberal para um Estado Social, paulatinamente, houve a intervenção do Estado nas relações privadas, que passaram e ter contornos de socialidade. Atento a isto, o legislador pátrio elaborou o Código Civil de 2002, um texto inspirado em ditames constitucionais de igualdade, dignidade da pessoa humana e solidariedade. Fundado nesta nova ideologia, os contratos sofreram inúmeras modificações, sempre na observância dos princípios informadores do novo codex, quais sejam: eticidade, socialidade e operabilidade. Nesse sentido, importante é o estudo da boa-fé objetiva com suas funções hermenêutico-integrativa, criadora de deveres laterais, anexos ou instrumentais e limitadora de direitos subjetivos.

  11. Ventilatory compensation of the alkaline tide during digestion in the snake Boa constrictor.

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    Andrade, Denis V; De Toledo, Luis Felipe; Abe, Augusto S; Wang, Tobias

    2004-03-01

    The increased metabolic rate during digestion is associated with changes in arterial acid-base parameters that are caused by gastric acid secretion (the 'alkaline tide'). Net transfer of HCl to the stomach lumen causes an increase in plasma HCO3- levels, but arterial pH does not change because of a ventilatory compensation that counters the metabolic alkalosis. It seems, therefore, that ventilation is controlled to preserve pH and not PCO2 during the postprandial period. To investigate this possibility, we determined arterial acid-base parameters and the metabolic response to digestion in the snake Boa constrictor, where gastric acid secretion was inhibited pharmacologically by oral administration of omeprazole. The increase in oxygen consumption of omeprazole-treated snakes after ingestion of 30% of their own body mass was quantitatively similar to the response in untreated snakes, although the peak of the metabolic response occurred later (36 h versus 24 h). Untreated control animals exhibited a large increase in arterial plasma HCO3- concentration of approximately 12 mmol l(-1), but arterial pH only increased by 0.12 pH units because of a simultaneous increase in arterial PCO2 by about 10 mmHg. Omeprazole virtually abolished the changes in arterial pH and plasma HCO3- concentration during digestion and there was no increase in arterial PCO2. The increased arterial PCO2 during digestion is not caused, therefore, by the increased metabolism during digestion or a lower ventilatory responsiveness to ventilatory stimuli during a presumably relaxed state in digestion. Furthermore, the constant arterial PCO2, in the absence of an alkaline tide, of omeprazole-treated snakes strongly suggests that pH rather than PCO2 normally affects chemoreceptor activity and ventilatory drive. PMID:15010489

  12. Ultra-sonografia do fígado, aparelho renal e reprodutivo da jibóia (Boa constrictor) Ultrasonography of the liver, renal and reproductive apparatus of Boa constrictor Snake

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    Francisco C. P. Neto; Porfírio C. Guerra; Costa, Francisco B.; Adriana V.C. Araújo; Miglino, Maria A.; Pedro P. Bombonato; Luiz C. Vulcano; Flávio R. Alves

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    Atualmente os animais silvestres têm despertado o interesse particular na criação domestica. Na medicina de animais selvagens, os exames ultra-sonográficos podem ser considerados como ferramenta para diagnosticar e prevenir doenças. Deste modo, realizou-se um estudo em 20 jibóias (Boa constrictor), a fim de caracterizar a morfologia e aparência ultra-sonográfica das estruturas presentes da cavidade celomática desses animais. Ultra-sonograficamente, o fígado apresentou-se variando de hipoecóic...

  13. Quality assessment of fruit pulps industrialized and commercialized in the city of Boa Vista – RR = Avaliação da qualidade de polpas de frutos industrializadas e comercializadas no município de Boa Vista – RR

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    Cássia Rejane Nascimento; Leandro Camargo Neves; Maria Luiza Grígio; André José de Campos; Edvan Alves Chagas; Ataiza de Andrade Souza

    2012-01-01

    This work aimed to study the quality of frozen pulp, manufactured and marketed in Boa Vista - RR, through physico-chemical analysis. It were selected six Agroindustries that produce and market pulp in establishments located in Fair Passarão, supermarkets and home of juices, identified by the letters A, B, C, D, E and F. The variables studied were: soluble solids, titratable acidity and vitamin C, of the flavors: acerola, caja, cupuaçu, guava, soursop and passion fruit. The experiment was con...

  14. Seasonal influence on biochemical profile and serum protein electrophoresis for Boa constrictor amarali in captivity.

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    Silva, L F N; Riani-Costa, C C M; Ramos, P R R; Takahira, R K

    2011-05-01

    Similarly to other reptiles, snakes are ectothermic animals and depend exclusively on the environment for the maintenance of their physiological, biochemical and immunological processes. Thus, changes in biochemical values can be expected due to seasonal influence. Twenty-two adult specimens of Boa constrictor amarali kept in captivity were used. Blood collections were done in two different seasons: winter (July 2004) and summer (January 2005) for the following assays: uric acid, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), glucose, cholesterol, total protein, and serum protein electrophoresis. The mean biochemical results found in summer and winter, respectively, were: 6.3 ± 3.4 and 11.3 ± 6.2 mg/dL for uric acid; 28.7 ± 12.4 and 20.7 ± 16.2 UI/L for AST; 26.3 ± 17 and 17.4 ± 6.8 mg/dL for glucose; 67.3 ± 30.2 and 69.7 ± 38.5 mg/dL for cholesterol; and 5.9 ± 1.6 and 5.9 ± 1.4 g/dL for total protein. Results regarding electrophoresis in summer and winter, respectively, were: 1.9 ± 0.7 and 2.4 ± 0.6 g/dL for albumin; 0.7 ± 0.2 and 0.5 ± 0.2 g/dL for α-globulin; 1.5 ± 0.5 and 1.7 ± 0.6 g/dL for β-globulin; and 1.8 ± 0.5 and 1.5 ± 0.5 g/dL for γ-globulin. In the summer, there was a significant increase in AST and a decrease in uric acid (p < 0.05). Serum protein electrophoresis showed a significant increase in α-globulin fraction (p < 0.05) in the same season. There were not significant differences between seasons for the remaining variables. Based on these results, the period of the year must be considered in the interpretation of some biochemical values for these animals. PMID:21755171

  15. Autonomic control of heart rate during forced activity and digestion in the snake Boa constrictor.

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    Wang, T; Taylor, E W; Andrade, D; Abe, A S

    2001-10-01

    Reptiles, particularly snakes, exhibit large and quantitatively similar increments in metabolic rate during muscular exercise and following a meal, when they are apparently inactive. The cardiovascular responses are similar during these two states, but the underlying autonomic control of the heart remains unknown. We describe both adrenergic and cholinergic tonus on the heart during rest, during enforced activity and during digestion (24-36 h after ingestion of 30 % of their body mass) in the snake Boa constrictor. The snakes were equipped with an arterial catheter for measurements of blood pressure and heart rate, and autonomic tonus was determined following infusion of the beta-adrenergic antagonist propranolol (3 mg kg(-1)) and the muscarinic cholinoceptor antagonist atropine (3 mg kg(-1)). The mean heart rate of fasting animals at rest was 26.4+/-1.4 min(-1), and this increased to 36.1+/-1.4 min(-1) (means +/- S.E.M.; N=8) following double autonomic block (atropine and propranolol). The calculated cholinergic and adrenergic tones were 60.1+/-9.3 % and 19.8+/-2.2 %, respectively. Heart rate increased to 61.4+/-1.5 min(-1) during enforced activity, and this response was significantly reduced by propranolol (maximum values of 35.8+/-1.6 min(-1)), but unaffected by atropine. The cholinergic and adrenergic tones were 2.6+/-2.2 and 41.3+/-1.9 % during activity, respectively. Double autonomic block virtually abolished tachycardia associated with enforced activity (heart rate increased significantly from 36.1+/-1.4 to 37.6+/-1.3 min(-1)), indicating that non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic effectors are not involved in regulating heart rate during activity. Blood pressure also increased during activity. Digestion was accompanied by an increase in heart rate from 25.6+/-1.3 to 47.7+/-2.2 min(-1) (N=8). In these animals, heart rate decreased to 44.2+/-2.7 min(-1) following propranolol infusion and increased to 53.9+/-1.8 min(-1) after infusion of atropine, resulting in small

  16. Nature/nurture and the anthropology of Franz Boas and Margaret Mead as an agenda for revolutionary politics

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    Sidney M. Greenfield

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available There is much more involved in the nature/nurture debate than an abstract theoretical disagreement among dispassionate scientists. Each side of the debate leads logically to significantly different views of the social order and holds different implications for social policy. In this paper I shall argue that Boas' Anthropology with its emphasis on cultural relativism was as much a social and political agenda as it was a scientific theory. The positions on public policy issues he opposed were informed (and rationalized by what its advocates claimed to be science. To be able to counter the discriminatory policy proposals that followed from this science, it was necessary for Boas both to challenge its validity and then replace it with an alternative that would support a more liberal political agenda. This chapter of anthropology's history gains relevance in today's context as neoevolutionary, reductionist theories once more provide "scientific" support for conservative, separatist and often discriminatory social policies.O debate natureza/cultura é muito mais do que um desentendimento teórico e abstrato entre cientistas desapaixonados. Cada lado do debate leva a visões diferentes da ordem social e traz implicações diferentes para políticas sociais. Neste artigo, sugiro que a Antropologia de Boas, com sua ênfase no relativismo cultural, tanto quanto uma teoria científica, foi um programa social e político. As posturas de política pública às quais ele se opunha eram informadas (e racionalizadas por algo apresentado por seus proponentes como ciência. Para combater as propostas discriminatórias que decorriam desta ciência, cabia a Boas desafiar sua validade e substituí-la por uma alternativa que daria apoio a uma agenda política mais liberal. Esse capítulo da história da antropologia assume maior relevância no contexto atual em que teorias néo-evolucionistas e reducionistas mais uma vez fornecem uma base "científica" para pol

  17. Proyecto de conservaci??n y el campo de voluntariado de tortuga boba (Caretta caretta) en Boa Vista (Cabo Verde)

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    Marco, Adolfo; Cuesta Segura, M?? Nieves

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    El jueves 23 de Mayo de 2013, a las 19:00h. , en el Aula Magna de la Facultad de Ciencias Biol??gicas y Ambientales de la ULe, tuvo lugar la conferencia sobre el proyecto de conservaci??n y el campo de voluntariado de tortuga boba (Caretta caretta) en Boa Vista (Cabo Verde), con el Dr. Adolfo Marco. Adolfo Marco es investigador de la Estaci??n Biol??gica de Do??ana (CSIC). Tiene una amplia experiencia cient??fica en ecolog??a y conservaci??n de anfibios y reptiles, habiendo publicado m??...

  18. [Drawer of boundaries: Franz Boas and the (im)possibility of the concept of culture in anthropology].

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    Martínez-Hernáez, Angel

    2011-01-01

    The history of anthropology has tended towards two extremes in its analyses of the works of Franz Boas: aggrandizement or underestimation. This disparity can be explained by the author's liminal relationship with two research approaches in anthropology: universalist theories (evolutionism, difussionism, racialism, etc.) and culturalist theories, prevalent between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With this argument in mind, the article discusses the emergence of the Boasian concept of culture and endeavors to show how this concept proves both possible and impossible within the author's own work. PMID:22012102

  19. A lição do nordeste. Severino e Boa-Morte : Cabras marcados para morrer

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    Ana Catarina Oliveira Marques

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    Full Text Available This article intends to develop an intertextual approach to João Cabral de Melo Neto’s Morte e Vida Severina (1956 and Ferreira Gullar’s João Boa-Morte, Cabra marcado para morrer (1962. Both texts are rooted in social protest and participation in the portrayal of the Brazilian Northeast Region. The condition of «severinidade» and «nordestinidade» as topological idiosyncrasy. Textual genres: the «auto de natal» and the «romance de cordel».

  20. AGRICULTURA FAMILIAR NO CENTRO URBANO: A EXPERIÊNCIA DO BAIRRO OPERÁRIO EM BOA VISTA-RORAIMA

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    Fortunato Portela, Valdinei; Moura Vilhena Júnior, Waldemar

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    A aparição do Programa Nacional de Fortalecimento da Agricultura Familiar (PRONAF) marca um momento singular na trajetória do processo de intervenção estatal na agricultura e no mundo rural do Brasil. O tema central deste artigo é a agricultura familiar em espaços urbanos, especificamente no bairro Operário na cidade de Boa Vista – Roraima, buscando conhecer como se estruturou a agricultura nesses espaços. Para tanto faz se necessário fazer uma revisão da literatura sobre a agr...

  1. PROCESSO DE RURALIZAÇÃO DO URBANO: AGRICULTORES FAMILIARES NA CIDADE DE BOA VISTA – RORAIMA

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    PORTELA, VALDINEI FORTUNATO

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    As questões relacionadas às transformações no espaço rural e a agricultura no espaço urbano encontram-se em fase de acirrado debate. Desse modo, este trabalho visa mostrar as diferentes leituras que vem sendo efetuada sobre a dinâmica da agricultura, dando ênfase a agricultura familiar nas áreas urbanas da cidade de Boa Vista, estado de Roraima. Para tanto, foi necessário contextualizar a agricultura familiar, traçar o histórico de formação e analisar a transição urbana n...

  2. Seasonal variation of Hepatozoon spp. (Apicomplexa, Hepatozoidae) parasitemia from Boa constrictor amarali (Serpentes, Boidae) and Hydrodynastes gigas (Serpentes, Colubridae).

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    de Vieira Santos, Mariana Morena; O'Dwyer, Lucia Helena; da Silva, Reinaldo José

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the parasitemia variation of three Hepatozoon species in Brazilian snakes. This study was conducted between 2001 and 2003 and included Hepatozoon terzii from Boa constrictor amarali, and Hepatozoon migonei and Hepatozoon cyclagrasi from Hydrodynastes gigas. It was observed that the parasitemia tended to decrease in all three Hepatozoon species but the parasites were not eliminated. This data suggest that Hepatozoon infection may be similar to Toxoplasma gondii infection, in that it persists throughout host life. PMID:15999279

  3. Actividad de rastreo en Boa constrictor occidentalis (Serpentes: Boidae), un mecanismo de localización de la especie

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    Silmara Cervantes, Raquel; Chiaraviglio, Margarita

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    En el presente trabajo se experimentó sobre la habilidad de Boa constrictor occidentalis para discriminar y seguir olores feromonales conespecíficos y heteroespecíficos. Las hembras presentaron elevada frecuencia de extrusiones de lengua hacia los estímulos de olor de piel de macho, piel de hembra y glándula de hembra, mostrando un mayor desplazamiento hacia el estímulo piel de hembra. Los machos respondieron con un incremento en el número de lengüeteos y búsqueda activa de los rastros frente...

  4. Tyzzeria boae n. sp., (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), a New Coccidium from the Kidney of the snake Boa constrictor constrictor (Serpentes: Boidae)

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    A new species of Tyzzeria is described from the kidney of the snake Boa constrictor constrictor Linnaeus, from the State of Pará, north Brazil. Oocysts from the coacal contents matured in eight days, at approximately 24°C. They measured 19.0 x 18.0 (15.0 x 15.0 - 22.5 x 21.5) µm, shape-index (length/width) 1.0 (1.0 - 1.1). The oocyst wall is of an extremely delicate single, colourless layer, with no micropyle. Division of the oocyst contents into the 8 naked sporozoites leaves a bulky, spheri...

  5. Avaliando as boas práticas em saúde e migrações em Portugal: teoria, prática e política

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    Padilla, Beatriz; Hernández-Plaza, Sónia; Ortiz, Alejandra

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    Nos últimos anos o uso das boas práticas em todas as esferas políticas tem sido uma constante, estendendo-se a vários âmbitos, nomeadamente ao da saúde e das migrações. É curioso verifi car, no entanto, que o desenvolvimento teórico nesta matéria se encontra aquém do seu uso. Quais são as consequências do excessivo uso das boas práticas na investigação e na aplicação das políticas relativas à saúde e migrações? É possível transformar o recurso das boas práticas numa ferramenta útil? Em caso afi...

  6. Árvores frutíferas nos quintais urbanos de Boa Vista, Roraima, Amazônia brasileira Fruit trees in urban home gardens of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazilian Amazonia

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    Rui Jorge da Conceição Gomes Semedo

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi estimar a riqueza e a diversidade das espécies de árvores frutíferas cultivadas nos quintais caseiros da cidade de Boa Vista, Roraima, bem como determinar quais são as espécies cultivadas preferencialmente pela população urbana local. Os levantamentos foram realizados em dois bairros surgidos com a expansão da cidade em 1982: (1 BEst - Bairro dos Estados (Zona Norte e (2 BAsa - Bairro Asa Branca (Zona Oeste. Foram observados 722 quintais no BEst (06 a 22.03.2004 e 339 no BAsa (07.04 a 01.07.2004. Trinta e seis espécies (19 famílias botânicas foram encontradas no BEst e 37 (20 famílias no BAsa, configurando um total de 43 espécies (20 famílias observadas. Deste total, 30 espécies (69,8% de 19 famílias (95% ocorreram em ambos os bairros, sugerindo preferências frutíferas comuns. Os três maiores índices de valor de preferência (IVP foram coincidentes e registrados para coco (Cocos nucifera L. - BEst: 19,4% e BAsa: 20,5%, manga (Mangifera indica L. - BEst: 14,9% e BAsa: 22,5% e jambo (Syzygium malaccence (L. Merr. & L.M. Perry - BEst: 10,5% e BAsa: 10,1%, todos de origem externa à Amazônia, mas que congregaram conjuntamente 44,9% (BEst e 53,0% (BAsa de IVP. Estes resultados sugerem que o cultivo de árvores frutíferas em quintais caseiros de Boa Vista segue um padrão que concentra a escolha em poucas espécies, não-originárias da Amazônia, mas tradicionalmente consagradas por seu êxito na produção de frutos.The objective of this study was to estimate the richness and the diversity of fruit tree species cultivated in Boa Vista's home gardens, as well as to determine what species the local urban population prefers. Two neighborhoods that originated during the city's expansion in 1982 were sampled: (1 BEst - Bairro dos Estados (North Zone and (2 BAsa - Bairro Asa Branca (West Zone. Seven hundred and twenty-two home gardens were surveyed in BEst (March 6 to 22, 2004, and 339 in BAsa (April 7 to

  7. A multi-physics code system based on ANC9, VIPRE-W and BOA for CIPS evaluation

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    This paper summarizes the development of a multi-physics code system for evaluation of Crud Induced Power Shift (CIPS) phenomenon experienced in some Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR). CIPS is an unexpected change in reactor core axial power distribution, caused by boron compounds in crud deposited in the high power fuel assemblies undergoing subcooled boiling. As part of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), this paper describes the initial linkage and application of a multi-physics code system ANC9/VIPRE-W/BOA for evaluating changes in core power distributions due to boron deposited in crud. The initial linkage of the code system along with the application results will be the base for the future CASL development. (author)

  8. A difusão do Orçamento Participativo brasileiro: "boas práticas" devem ser promovidas?

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    Brian Wampler

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A "terceira onda" de democratização foi acompanhada pela proliferação de novas instituições, que permitem aos cidadãos deliberar e decidir sobre o resultado das políticas adotadas. Organizações internacionais de prestígio, como o Banco Mundial e as Nações Unidas, disseminaram programas de "boas práticas", associados a esforços de reformar políticas apoiadas na idéia de "boa governança". Um dos programas mais conhecidos, o Orçamento Participativo (OP, foi adotado pela primeira vez pelo Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT no Brasil em 1989, como forma de promover justiça social, responsabilidade e transparência. A adoção do orçamento participativo no Brasil se ampliou, capitaneada pelo partido. Não obstante seu pioneirismo, por volta de 2001, quase a metade dos programas de OP haviam sido adotados por governos de outros partidos. O que pode explicar por que governos municipais no Brasil, em especial governos de outros partidos, adotaram programas de OP? Este artigo procura avaliar a probabilidade de que um município adote o OP, recorrendo à análise de regressão logística para testar um modelo que inclua variáveis eleitorais, econômicas, regionais e de redes de políticas públicas. Na conclusão, avalia-se concisamente se os governos que adotam o OP são capazes de produzir resultados similares aos resultados iniciais que inspiraram a designação de "boa prática", o que leva a enfrentar a questão: sob que condições a eventual adoção de programas de "boas práticas" deveria ser promovida?The "third wave" of democratization has been accompanied by the spread of new institutions that allow citizens to deliberate and decide policy outcomes. Leading international organizations, such as the World Bank and the United Nations, have disseminated "best practice" programs identified with "good government" policy reform efforts. One of the most well-known programs, Participatory Budgeting (PB, was first adopted by Brazil

  9. ASSENTADOS E NÃO ASSENTADOS NO POVOADO BOA VISTA, CAPELA/SE: Sustentabilidade e Pequena Propriedade

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    Antonio Eduardo Prado Ribeiro Junior

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Faced with the challenge of environmental sustainability of the planet, which requires, in addition to changes in the course of development, changes in the functioning of society and its various activities, it is important for this research to analyze the current situation of sugar cane in small farm settlers and not the village of Boa Vista, in the town of Capela. An activity that is linked to factors not always resulting in good outcomes, such as the subordination that small farmers suffer from the sugarcane industry where they are required to provide their small sugarcane production and the low prices that are not always reliable. The paper analyzes the effects of the constant growth of this activity and its infl uence on the environment and socio-economic aspect: trying to show the reality of a region Sergipe that has been marked by such activity, and which has stood out increasingly in recent years (re confi guration of the geographical area where this activity creates confl icts between environmental issues and the agrarian question. The aim is to analyze the various relationships between small farmers and settlers, not settlers. That is, to what extent the sugar cane interfere in the dynamics of relationships between small farmers, squatters, and not the settlers, and the power of cane sugar, still thinking of the similarities and differences of the relations of the settlers and not sitting in the relationship these two actors have with the environment in which they give. Small farms that once lived on subsistence agriculture are now also being infl uenced by this activity, whether it represents an alternative form of income for small farmers, or representing an activity which is unsustainable in the social and environmental. The various relationships presented in this study demonstrate the diffi culties faced by small farmers in the villages Boa Vista, to maintain their cultures, mainly from cane sugar, while many small farmers reported

  10. Actividad de rastreo en Boa constrictor occidentalis (Serpentes: Boidae, un mecanismo de localización de la especie

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    Silmara Cervantes, Raquel

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se experimentó sobre la habilidad de Boa constrictor occidentalis para discriminar y seguir olores feromonales conespecíficos y heteroespecíficos. Las hembras presentaron elevada frecuencia de extrusiones de lengua hacia los estímulos de olor de piel de macho, piel de hembra y glándula de hembra, mostrando un mayor desplazamiento hacia el estímulo piel de hembra. Los machos respondieron con un incremento en el número de lengüeteos y búsqueda activa de los rastros frente a las secreciones de macho. Ambos sexos manifestaron preferencia por los olores conespecíficos aumentando la intensidad del lengüeteo y el seguimiento activo de rastros, mientras que exhibieron una marcada disminución de la frecuencia de extrusiones de lengua y escaso desplazamiento frente al estímulo heteroespecífico. Los resultados sugieren la estrecha relación existente entre la identificación de un estímulo mediante el lengüeteo y la actividad de rastreo. The ability in adult Boa constrictor occidentalis to discriminate between species and sexes and follow pheromonal trails was tested. Females presented elevated tongue flick rate (T.F.R. to male skin odor, female skin odor and female cloacal secretion. Trailing activity was higher to female skin odor. Males answered with elevated T.F.R. and exhibited active movements and searching of trails to their own secretions —male skin and male cloacal musk—. Both sexes had preferences to conespecific stimuli showing higher T.F.R. and active trailing while they were not interested in heterospecific trails presenting lower T.F.R. and limited movements. Results suggest the relationship between stimuli recognition by tongue flicking and trailing activity.

  11. CASL L1 Milestone report : CASL.P4.01, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis for CIPS with VIPRE-W and BOA.

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    Sung, Yixing (Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Cranberry Township, PA); Adams, Brian M.; Secker, Jeffrey R. (Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Cranberry Township, PA)

    2011-12-01

    The CASL Level 1 Milestone CASL.P4.01, successfully completed in December 2011, aimed to 'conduct, using methodologies integrated into VERA, a detailed sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification of a crud-relevant problem with baseline VERA capabilities (ANC/VIPRE-W/BOA).' The VUQ focus area led this effort, in partnership with AMA, and with support from VRI. DAKOTA was coupled to existing VIPRE-W thermal-hydraulics and BOA crud/boron deposit simulations representing a pressurized water reactor (PWR) that previously experienced crud-induced power shift (CIPS). This work supports understanding of CIPS by exploring the sensitivity and uncertainty in BOA outputs with respect to uncertain operating and model parameters. This report summarizes work coupling the software tools, characterizing uncertainties, and analyzing the results of iterative sensitivity and uncertainty studies. These studies focused on sensitivity and uncertainty of CIPS indicators calculated by the current version of the BOA code used in the industry. Challenges with this kind of analysis are identified to inform follow-on research goals and VERA development targeting crud-related challenge problems.

  12. CASL L1 Milestone report: CASL.P4.01, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis for CIPS with VIPRE-W and BOA

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    The CASL Level 1 Milestone CASL.P4.01, successfully completed in December 2011, aimed to 'conduct, using methodologies integrated into VERA, a detailed sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification of a crud-relevant problem with baseline VERA capabilities (ANC/VIPRE-W/BOA).' The VUQ focus area led this effort, in partnership with AMA, and with support from VRI. DAKOTA was coupled to existing VIPRE-W thermal-hydraulics and BOA crud/boron deposit simulations representing a pressurized water reactor (PWR) that previously experienced crud-induced power shift (CIPS). This work supports understanding of CIPS by exploring the sensitivity and uncertainty in BOA outputs with respect to uncertain operating and model parameters. This report summarizes work coupling the software tools, characterizing uncertainties, and analyzing the results of iterative sensitivity and uncertainty studies. These studies focused on sensitivity and uncertainty of CIPS indicators calculated by the current version of the BOA code used in the industry. Challenges with this kind of analysis are identified to inform follow-on research goals and VERA development targeting crud-related challenge problems.

  13. Novel patterns of historical isolation, dispersal, and secondary contact across Baja California in the Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata)

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    Wood, D.A.; Fisher, R.N.; Reeder, T.W.

    2008-01-01

    Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence variation was examined in 131 individuals of the Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata) from across the species range in southwestern North America. Bayesian inference and nested clade phylogeographic analyses (NCPA) were used to estimate relationships and infer evolutionary processes. These patterns were evaluated as they relate to previously hypothesized vicariant events and new insights are provided into the biogeographic and evolutionary processes important in Baja California and surrounding North American deserts. Three major lineages (Lineages A, B, and C) are revealed with very little overlap. Lineage A and B are predominately separated along the Colorado River and are found primarily within California and Arizona (respectively), while Lineage C consists of disjunct groups distributed along the Baja California peninsula as well as south-central Arizona, southward along the coastal regions of Sonora, Mexico. Estimated divergence time points (using a Bayesian relaxed molecular clock) and geographic congruence with postulated vicariant events suggest early extensions of the Gulf of California and subsequent development of the Colorado River during the Late Miocene-Pliocene led to the formation of these mtDNA lineages. Our results also suggest that vicariance hypotheses alone do not fully explain patterns of genetic variation. Therefore, we highlight the importance of dispersal to explain these patterns and current distribution of populations. We also compare the mtDNA lineages with those based on morphological variation and evaluate their implications for taxonomy. ?? 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Tyzzeria boae n. sp., (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae, a New Coccidium from the Kidney of the snake Boa constrictor constrictor (Serpentes: Boidae

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    Ralph Lainson

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available A new species of Tyzzeria is described from the kidney of the snake Boa constrictor constrictor Linnaeus, from the State of Pará, north Brazil. Oocysts from the coacal contents matured in eight days, at approximately 24°C. They measured 19.0 x 18.0 (15.0 x 15.0 - 22.5 x 21.5 µm, shape-index (length/width 1.0 (1.0 - 1.1. The oocyst wall is of an extremely delicate single, colourless layer, with no micropyle. Division of the oocyst contents into the 8 naked sporozoites leaves a bulky, spherical oocyst residuum averaging 15.5 x 14.8 (13.5 x 13.5 - 18.5 x 17.5 µm; the sporozoites measure an average of 11.0 x 1.8 (8.5 x 1.25 - 12.5 x 2.0 µm, and possess both anterior and posterior refractile bodies. Tyzzeria boae n.sp. is unique among the recorded species of the genus by virtue of its development in the epithelial cells of the distal convoluted tubules and collecting tubules of the kidney: stages in the merogony and gametogony of the parasite are described and figured.

  15. Percussive tool use by Taï Western chimpanzees and Fazenda Boa Vista bearded capuchin monkeys: a comparison.

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    Visalberghi, Elisabetta; Sirianni, Giulia; Fragaszy, Dorothy; Boesch, Christophe

    2015-11-19

    Percussive tool use holds special interest for scientists concerned with human origins. We summarize the findings from two field sites, Taï and Fazenda Boa Vista, where percussive tool use by chimpanzees and bearded capuchins, respectively, has been extensively investigated. We describe the ecological settings in which nut-cracking occurs and focus on four aspects of nut-cracking that have important cognitive implications, namely selection of tools, tool transport, tool modification and modulation of actions to reach the goal of cracking the nut. We comment on similarities and differences in behaviour and consider whether the observed differences reflect ecological, morphological, social and/or cognitive factors. Both species are sensitive to physical properties of tools, adjust their selection of hammers conditionally to the resistance of the nuts and to transport distance, and modulate the energy of their strikes under some conditions. However, chimpanzees transport hammers more frequently and for longer distances, take into account a higher number of combinations of variables and occasionally intentionally modify tools. A parsimonious interpretation of our findings is that morphological, ecological and social factors account for the observed differences. Confirmation of plausible cognitive differences in nut-cracking requires data not yet available. PMID:26483529

  16. Abundance and exploitation of loggerhead turtles nesting in Boa Vista island, Cape Verde: The only substantial rookery in the eastern Atlantic

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    Marco, Adolfo; Abella, Elena; Liria-Loza, A.; Martins, S.; López, O.; Jiménez-Bordón, S.; Medina, M; Oujo, C.; Gaona, P.; Godley, B.J.; López-Jurado, Luis F.

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    The main nesting area for loggerhead turtles in the eastern Atlantic is in the Cape Verde Islands, largely restricted to the island of Boa Vista. Extensive monitoring demonstrated a globally significant population for the species despite a sustained high level of anthropogenic take of nesting females for local consumption. Through an extensive stratified monitoring program across the island in the seasons 2007-2009, we estimated a total of 13955, 12028 and 19950 clutches in the 3 years, respe...

  17. Hepatozoon cf. terzii (Sambon & Seligman, 1907) infection in the snake Boa constrictor constrictor from north Brazil: transmission to the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus and the lizard Tropidurus torquatus

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    Paperna I.; Lainson R.

    2004-01-01

    Specimens of Hepatozoon-infected Boa constrictor constrictor were obtained from localities in Pará State, north Brazil. Gametocytes in erythrocytes of the peripheral blood measured 10 x 2.5-16.2 x 3.7 µm. They were similar to those described as Haemogregarina terzii by Sambon & Seligmann (1907) in B. c. constrictor, in that they did not distort the infected erythrocyte, and their dimensions approximated those given by Carini (1947). Lungs and liver of infected snakes contained actively dividi...

  18. Ultrastructural studies on the sporogony of Hepatozoon spp. in Culex quinquefasciatus say, 1823 fed on infected Caiman crocodilus and Boa constrictor from northern Brazil.

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    Paperna, I; Lainson, R

    2003-08-01

    Laboratory reared Culex quinquefasciatus Say, 1823 originating from the vicinity of Belem, in northern Brazil, were allowed to engorge on caimans (Caiman c. crocodilus) infected with Hepatozoon caimani (Carini, 1909) and boas (Boa constrictor) infected with H. cf. terzii (Sambon and Seligmann, 1907) both from Para State. Engorged mosquitoes killed on successive days post-feeding (p.f.) were studied by transmission electron microscopy. Images of oocysts from 13 days p.f., caiman-fed mosquitoes were also examined by scanning electron microscopy. The Hepatozoon spp. from the respective hosts differed in their ability to develop in C. quinquefasciatus. Most female mosquitoes fed on caimans, became fully engorged, and survived beyond 22 days p.f., whereas those engorged on boa became debilitated and did not survive beyond 9 days p.f. In boa-fed mosquitoes oocysts were found on the 6th day p.f. The few mosquitoes surviving to the 9th day p.f. contained either undivided oocysts or those that had already commenced sporogenic division. By 8-10 days p.f. caiman-fed mosquitoes contained uninucleate oocysts. Sporogonic divisions were observed from day 12 p.f. onwards. Although sporogenic development conformed in general with the previously reported accounts, the study allowed a more detailed examination of the plasmalemmal endocytotic system, and the consolidation of the crystalline body in specialized 'factories' of cystalline material. Sporozoite differentiation occasionally started on the 18th day p.f., but otherwise was observed only on day 22 p.f. PMID:12954016

  19. Quality assessment of fruit pulps industrialized and commercialized in the city of Boa Vista – RR = Avaliação da qualidade de polpas de frutos industrializadas e comercializadas no município de Boa Vista – RR

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    Cássia Rejane Nascimento

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to study the quality of frozen pulp, manufactured and marketed in Boa Vista - RR, through physico-chemical analysis. It were selected six Agroindustries that produce and market pulp in establishments located in Fair Passarão, supermarkets and home of juices, identified by the letters A, B, C, D, E and F. The variables studied were: soluble solids, titratable acidity and vitamin C, of the flavors: acerola, caja, cupuaçu, guava, soursop and passion fruit. The experiment was conducted in completely randomized design, being analyzed six brands of fruits pulps and six different fruits, with three replicates. The observed results demonstrate that none of the companies processing fruit pulp detail their identification inaccordance with the legislation. In the variables studied, only the cupuaçu pulp brands C and D and soursop brands B, C, D and E were in accordance with the technical regulation for fixing the identity and quality standard. Considering the variables in question, it was found that variations in the levels encountered and not adequacy of these standards could be minimized by the standardization of raw materials and processes used. =Objetivou-se com o presente trabalho estudar a qualidade de polpas congeladas, fabricadas e comercializadas no município de Boa Vista – RR, por meio de análises físico-químicas. Foram selecionadas seis Agroindústrias que produzem polpa e comercializam em estabelecimentos próprios localizados na Feira do Passarão, supermercados e casa de sucos, sendo identificadas pelas letras A, B, C, D, E e F. As variáveis estudadas foram: sólidos solúveis, acidez titulável e vitamina C, dos sabores: acerola, cajá, cupuaçu, goiaba, graviola e maracujá. O experimento foi conduzido em delineamento inteiramentecasualizado, sendo analisadas seis marcas de polpas e seis frutos diferentes, com três repetições. Os resultados observadosdemonstram que nenhuma das empresas de processamento de polpa

  20. Ocorrência de moscas-das-frutas (Diptera: Tephritidae em mangueiras (Mangifera indica L. em Boa Vista, Roraima = The occurrence of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae in mango (Mangifera indica L. in Boa Vista, Roraima

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    Adriana Bezerra Lima

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Um estudo foi conduzido no período de junho de 2007 a janeiro de 2008, em pomares comerciais de manga das variedades: Tommy Atkins, Haden e Palmer sendo 3 ha de cada cultivar, localizado na região do Bom Intento no Município de Boa Vista. Os espécimes de moscas-das-frutas foram coletados, por meio de armadilhas, confeccionadas com garrafas pet, que foram penduradas na copa das árvores a 1,60 m de altura. Como atrativo alimentar foi utilizado 200 mL de suco de maracujá a 30%. Foram utilizadas nove armadilhas, sendo uma armadilha por hectare. Semanalmente as armadilhas eram examinadas, ocasião em que se substituía o atrativo e os insetos capturados retirados e colocados em frascos de vidro devidamente etiquetados e transportados ao Laboratório de Entomologia do Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal de Roraima. As identificações dos espécimes foram feitas no Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazônia - INPA. No período de oito meses foram coletados 24 espécimes adultos do gênero Anastrepha (nove fêmeas e 15 machos. Quatro espécies foram identificadas: A. serpentina, A. striata, A. obliqua e A. turpinae. A maior frequência foi A. serpentina (44,44%, seguida de A. striata e A. obliqua ambas com 22,22% e A. turpinae com 11,11%. Os meses de maior ocorrência de Anastrepha spp. foram junho, julho e agosto. Este é o primeiro registro da espécie Anastrepha turpinae Stone, 1942, em Roraima. The study was done during th period of June 2007 to January of 2008, in commercial mango orchards having: 3 ha of cv. Tommy Atkins, 3 ha of cv. Haden. and 3 ha of cv. Palmer, located at Bom Intento in the municipal district of Boa Vista - RR. The specimens of fruit flies were collected, by trapping, made with transparent bottles pet, which were hung in the cup of the trees at 1.60 m of height. 200 mL of passion fruit juice (30% was used as an attractant feed; 9 traps were used, being one trap for hectare. Weekly The traps were

  1. Ultra-sonografia do fígado, aparelho renal e reprodutivo da jibóia (Boa constrictor Ultrasonography of the liver, renal and reproductive apparatus of Boa constrictor Snake

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    Francisco C. P. Neto

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Atualmente os animais silvestres têm despertado o interesse particular na criação domestica. Na medicina de animais selvagens, os exames ultra-sonográficos podem ser considerados como ferramenta para diagnosticar e prevenir doenças. Deste modo, realizou-se um estudo em 20 jibóias (Boa constrictor, a fim de caracterizar a morfologia e aparência ultra-sonográfica das estruturas presentes da cavidade celomática desses animais. Ultra-sonograficamente, o fígado apresentou-se variando de hipoecóica a levemente hiperecogênica, com margens ecogênicas e ecotextura homogênea em toda sua extensão. Os rins mostraram formato elipsóide, com cápsula fina, regular e hiperecóica. Os folículos ovarianos apresentaram formato ovóide, margens finas, regulares e discretamente hiperecóicas. As estruturas do sistema reprodutor do macho não foram evidenciadas com precisão, devido a sua ecogenicidade similar em relação às estruturas adjacentes e pela presença do "corpo gorduroso" localizado nessa região. A ultra-sonografia da cavidade celomática em jibóias demonstrou ser uma técnica rápida e de fácil acesso, permitindo identificar a morfologia, sintopia e aparência ultra-sonográfica de estruturas como o fígado, rins e de folículos vitelogênicos nas fêmeas.Currently, wild animals have been received special attention for domestic breeding. In Wild Animal Medicine, ultrasonographic exams could be considered as a tool to diagnose and prevent disease. Ultrasonographic examination of twenty snakes (Boa constrictor was performed in order to describe the morphological and ultrasonography appearance of their coelomic structures. Examination by ultrasonography revealed the parechymal liver ranging from slightly hypoechogenic to hyperechogenic, with echogenic margins and homogeneous echotexture in total scanning of this organ. The kidney was accessible for examination by sagittal ultrasound, showing an ellipsoid shape, a hyperechogenic capsule

  2. Quem aprende na Educação Infantil? a escola ensinando a ser boa-mãe

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    Letícia Prezzi Fernandes

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    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa se propôs a problematizar, através dos Estudos de Gênero e Culturais Pós-Estruturalistas, as relações entre professoras e mães de alunos na Educação Infantil. Entende-se que os discursos da pedagogia, da medicina e da psicologia do desenvolvimento, que fundamentam a formação docente, instituem não só posições de sujeito e identidades de professor/a e aluno/a mas, também, determinadas formas de exercício da maternidade. A partir da análise cultural se problematizam alguns ensinamentos sobre maternidade que tanto são produzidos nas relações escolares, como ao mesmo tempo são configurados. Foi observada uma turma de Educação Infantil, atentando para as práticas discursivas que permeiam as relações entre mães e professora, materializadas através dos bilhetes de agenda e dos contatos na entrada e saída da aula, bem como aquelas que delimitam e atravessam as práticas pedagógicas desenvolvidas, sobretudo na semana do dia das mães. Apesar da ênfase atualmente atribuída à participação da família-mãe na escola, estas são chamadas apenas em momentos definidos e delimitados pela escola e pela professora. De fato, a participação da instituição escolar na valoração e legitimação de determinadas formas de exercício da maternidade é bastante intensa, pois a representação de boa-mãe é definida em sutis falas do cotidiano escolar, onde cenas familiares são suscitadas. Entendendo que essas relações têm efeitos pedagógicos importantes pode se observar que, por um lado elas educam as mães das crianças para exercerem uma maternidade definida como aceitável pela instituição, ao mesmo tempo em que ensinam às crianças como suas mães devem ser. Palavras-chave: Produção de Maternidade. Escolas Infantis. Relação Mães/ Educadoras.

  3. A percepção de auditores e auditados sobre os principais aspectos relativos às boas práticas profissionais de auditoria interna

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    Lima, Fernanda Luna Batista Ferreira

    2014-01-01

    A atividade de auditoria interna tem sucedido por significativa expansão e valorização nos últimos anos. O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a percepção de auditores internos e empresas auditadas em relação às práticas de auditoria interna e analisar se possuem percepções convergentes no que tange às boas práticas da atividade. A pesquisa analisou diferentes aspectos da atividade de auditoria interna, nomeadamente: os principais benefícios da auditoria interna; o relacionamento en...

  4. Análise das percepções dos turistas em relação a boas práticas e indicadores de sustentabilidade

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    2008-01-01

    A informação é dos mais importantes elementos da oferta turística, dada a sua interacção com os consumidores ao longo de todo o processo de aquisição de uma viagem. Por outro lado, considerando o aumento da consciencialização ambiental da sociedade, torna-se fundamental perceber as necessidades de informação de performance ambiental dos turistas de forma a promover um processo de escolha justo. Esta investigação analisa as percepções dos turistas face a boas práticas e indicadores de su...

  5. Análise Econômica dos PAD’s Boa Esperança e Humaitá: dez anos depois.

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    Souza, Gisele Elaine De Araujo Batista; Souza, Elyson Ferreira De; Maciel, Raimundo Claudio Gomes

    2008-01-01

    Os Projetos de Assentamentos Dirigidos (PAD’s), instalados no Acre, a partir de 1976, por meio do Instituto de Colonização e Reforma Agrária (INCRA), foram apresentados como uma proposta de desenvolvimento promissora para a atividade agrícola, alicerçada nos moldes da agricultura familiar. Dentre esses projetos, foram criados os PAD’s Boa Esperança e Humaitá, localizados nos municípios de Sena Madureira-AC e Porto Acre-AC, respectivamente. No entanto, a pequena produção familiar agrícola dess...

  6. Actividad de rastreo en Boa constrictor occidentalis (Serpentes: boidae), un mecanismo de localización de la especie

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    Silmara Cervantes, Raquel; Chiaraviglio de Torres, Margarita

    1999-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se experimentó sobre la habilidad de Boa constrictor occidentalis para discriminar y seguir olores feromonales conespecíficos y heteroespecíficos. Las hembras presentaron elevada frecuencia de extrusiones de lengua hacia los estímulos de olor de piel de macho, piel de hembra y glándula de hembra, mostrando un mayor desplazamiento hacia el estímulo piel de hembra. Los machos respondieron con un incremento en el número de lengüeteos y búsqueda activa de los rastros frente...

  7. Estomatitis ulcerativa infecciosa como consecuencia de un traumatismo en una Boa constrictor con desarrollo de neumonía bacteriana y septicemia.

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    Zulma Esperanza Rojas-Sereno; Ximena Gómez-Acosta; Claudia Brieva-Rico

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    Las neumonías bacterianas se asocian con estomatitis en serpientes, debido al descenso de los exudados de la cavidad hacia el pulmón. El objetivo de este reporte es describir los hallazgos clínicos, y el manejo diagnóstico y terapéutico de una Boa constrictor con estomatitis ulcerativa infecciosa (EUI) postraumática que se complicó con neumonía bacteriana (NB) y septicemia (SE). Un adulto de B. constrictor, ingresó con mucosas congestionadas, presencia de tierra en la cavidad oral, ulceracion...

  8. As boas práticas com TIC e a utilidade atribuída pelos alunos recém-integrados na universidade

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    María Carmen Ricoy

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available As Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação (TIC marcam as dinâmicas de trabalho dos diferentes contextos profissionais, e o âmbito educativo não é uma exceção. Nesta investigação, pretende-se conhecer a percepção que têm os alunos recém-integrados no ensino universitário sobre as boas práticas educativas com as TIC. Para tanto, analisou-se o conteúdo de relatos dos alunos, nos quais plasmam sua reflexão sobre as experiências e ideias prévias no âmbito da temática em causa. O estudo de caso abordou-se a partir de um enfoque qualitativo que se enquadra na investigação narrativa. A amostra é composta por 55 alunos com idades entre 18 e 37 anos que frequentam o 1º ano do Grau em Educação Social na Universidade de Vigo (Espanha. Como resultados e principais conclusões, salienta-se que a simples utilização das TIC é associada pelos participantes às boas práticas, sem questionar a combinação de seu uso com o de estratégias didáticas de tipo inovador. Descobre-se que eles atribuem as boas práticas com TIC ao uso de dispositivos e aplicativos bastante atuais. Os participantes identificam diferentes benefícios em seu uso relativamente a: acesso à internet, comunicação, publicação e difusão de conteúdos numa multitude de formatos. Já como obstáculos, destacam o elevado custo econômico de alguns dispositivos, as dificuldades técnicas, a distração que podem produzir, assim como a perda de contato pessoal e de tempo. Também são capazes de extrapolar a utilização do que consideram boas práticas com TIC a algum aspecto do trabalho de sua futura profissão.

  9. CARACTERIZAÇÃO SOCIOECONÔMICA E ESPACIAL DO SUBCENTRO COMERCIAL DA AVENIDA ATAÍDE TEIVE EM BOA VISTA-RR

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    Boa Vista representa uma das cidades mais importantes do estado de Roraima e, segundo o Plano Diretor (IBAM, 2005), a capital é dividida em quatro zonas (Norte, Sul, Leste e Oeste) e para o Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística-IBGE, a divisão dá-se em 55 (cinquenta e cinco) bairros. Assim, o objetivo do presente trabalho consiste em apresentar o resultado da pesquisa, que se constitui em conhecer o perfil dos consumidores e dos comerciantes da Avenida Ataíde...

  10. Cooperative rescue and predator fatality involving a group-living strepsirrhine, Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli), and a Madagascar ground boa (Acrantophis madagascariensis).

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    Gardner, Charlie J; Radolalaina, Patrick; Rajerison, Mahandry; Greene, Harry W

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    The interactions between primates and their snake predators are of interest because snakes have influenced the evolution of primate visual systems and predation has driven the evolution of primate behaviour, including group living. However, there are few accounts of primate-snake interactions in the wild. We report an incident from Northwest Madagascar in which a large female Madagascar ground boa (Acrantophis madagascariensis) captured an adult female Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli); upon capture, the prey's group members proceeded to bite and scratch the snake until it released the prey, which survived. However, a broken mandible suffered by the boa during the incident led to its death by starvation 2 months later. Our observations demonstrate that, in addition to improved predator detection and deterrence (i.e., mobbing), active defence against some predators may provide an additional benefit to group living in Coquerel's sifaka, and suggest that predation on group-living primates may be more costly for predators than attacking a solitary species of similar body size. PMID:25737055

  11. Fatal attack on black-tufted-ear marmosets (Callithrix penicillata) by a Boa constrictor: a simultaneous assault on two juvenile monkeys.

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    Teixeira, Danilo Simonini; dos Santos, Edmilson; Leal, Silvana Gomes; de Jesus, Andrea Karla; Vargas, Waldemir Paixão; Dutra, Irapuan; Barros, Marilia

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    Here we report the first witnessed attack on a marmoset by a constrictor snake. The incident occurred mid-morning in a gallery forest within an altered landscape of the Cerrado region of central Brazil and refers to a fatal attack by a Boa constrictor on two juvenile black-tufted-ear marmosets (Callithrix penicillata) simultaneously. The snake captured both individuals at a height of ~ 4 m while a group of eight marmosets traveled through the subcanopy. The actual strike was not seen. After 2 min, the boa fell to the ground with both marmosets in its coils and proceeded to kill one animal at a time through constriction. Two adult marmosets immediately descended to where the snake held its victims on the ground and attacked it. The snake showed no apparent reaction, and after ~ 1-2 min, the adults rejoined the remaining group members that were mobbing and vocalizing from 5 to 6 m above. The group left the scene ~ 7 min after the onset of the attack and was not seen again. The snake loosened its coils 10 min after its initial strike, left the two carcasses on the ground and stayed behind a nearby tree. Thus, we are not sure if the victims were in fact ingested. This report confirms that marmosets are vulnerable to boid snakes and capable of highly organized and cooperative antipredation behavior. It also suggests that snakes pose a greater threat to callitrichids than previously thought. PMID:26467338

  12. Teores de Elementos Minerais e Caracterização Física da Uva Isabel (Vitis labrusca L. Produzida em Boa Vista/RR

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    Full Text Available The Roraima viticulture began in 2003 with the creation of the Vale do Rio Branco project, in which the cultivation of grapes was enlarged for a commercial production. However, no information has been found in literature  about the mineral content of grapes produced. Considering the essentiality and importance of this information for human nutrition, quantification of species K by flame photometry and Ca, Fe and Zn by flame atomic absorption spectrometry in pulps of grapes of the Isabel, Vitis labrusca L. variety, cultivated in Boa Vista/RR has been realized, as well as determination of the physical characteristics of the grape bunches and berries. The determinations´ results indicate that K had the highest concentration, followed by Ca, Fe and Zn, being similar to the data, described in other literature sources, except for Ca, which showed smaller, indicating an intervention demand of culture methods employed to optimize the absorption of this species by vines. The consumption of Isabel grape can contribute to the achievement of the adequate intake recommendations of mineral elements. The results of the physical characterization let us classify Isabel grape bunches to very small, loose and green stalks. Overall, this study reveals new data about the physical characteristics and mineral composition present in Isabel grape grown in Boa Vista/RR.

  13. DIAGNOSIS OF THE WATER QUALITY OF JAGUARI-MIRIM RIVER, AT COUNTY OF SÃO JOÃO DA BOA VISTA, STATE OF SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

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    Gerson de Araujo Medeiros; Celso Augusto Vaz de Lima

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    Water resources degradation in urban areas is one of the causes of the water scarcity in several brazilian watersheds. The main goal of this research was to evaluate the quality of the water of Jaguari-Mirim river in the region of the county of São João da Boa Vista, state of São Paulo, Brazil. The points of sample were located to upstream and to downstream of the urban area of São João da Boa Vista. The quality of the water was evaluated monthly, during the period of April to August of 2007,...

  14. Oficinas de boas práticas de fabricação: construindo estratégias para garantir a segurança alimentar Workshops for good manufacturing practices: building strategies for ensuring food security

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    Tarcisio da Silva Costa; Gabrielly Sobral Neiva; Valéria Macedo Almeida Camilo; Fernanda de Freitas; Isabella de Matos Mendes da Silva

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    A comercialização de alimentos tradicionais resgata a história e a cultura presentes nos alimentos. Os pescadores artesanais são os principais responsáveis pelo abastecimento do mercado nacional. Considerando-se a importância da adoção de procedimentos de Boas Práticas de Fabricação em toda cadeia produtiva, o presente trabalho visa a socializar uma experiência construtiva de uma oficina de Boas Práticas de Fabricação para pescadoras. Diante disso, realizou-se um levantamento de conceitos e a...

  15. PRODUCCIÓN PRIMARIA EN UN LAGO DE AGUAS CLARAS DE LA AMAZONÍA COLOMBIANA (LAGO BOA

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    Phytoplankton production is one of the most significant aspects in aquatic ecosystems. In this paper primary production of the phytoplankton community was measured (14C method in a clear water lake in the Colombian Amazon region in different periods of the hydrological cycle. Primary production varied between 0.6 and 2.3 g C m-2 d-1, the last recorded at low water phase. Results show that the phytoplankton community of Lake Boa fluctuates from very low capacity of carbon assimilation during high water but increased four times during low water. The strong change in productivity follows the variation in algal abundance, which in turn reflects changes in water quality conditions during the hydrologic cycle. Thus, the lake passes from oligotrophic conditions during the flooding period to eutrophic conditions when the lake is disconnected from the river at low water phase.

  16. Prevalência das ametropias e oftalmopatias em crianças pré-escolares e escolares em favelas do Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Prevalence of the ametropias and eye diseases in preschool and school children of Alto da Boa Vista favelas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Abelardo de Souza Couto Júnior; Guilherme Ramos Pinto; Daniel Almeida de Oliveira; Dieniffer Holzmeister; André Luiz Freire Portes; Rogério Neurauter; Arlindo José Freire Portes

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    OBJETIVO: Estabelecer a prevalência das ametropias e oftalmopatias, no ano de 2001, em população pré-escolar e escolar de favelas do Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional do tipo transversal, durante campanha de saúde ocular na rede pública de ensino. Crianças com acuidade visual inferior a 0,8 ou com anormalidades foram triadas por voluntários treinados para serem avaliadas por oftalmologistas no Instituto Benjamin Constant. RESULTADOS: Foram avaliadas 1800...

  17. Sex allocation and secondary sex ratio in Cuban boa ( Chilabothrus angulifer): mother's body size affects the ratio between sons and daughters

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    Frynta, Daniel; Vejvodová, Tereza; Šimková, Olga

    2016-06-01

    Secondary sex ratios of animals with genetically determined sex may considerably deviate from equality. These deviations may be attributed to several proximate and ultimate factors. Sex ratio theory explains some of them as strategic decisions of mothers improving their fitness by selective investment in sons or daughters, e.g. local resource competition hypothesis (LRC) suggests that philopatric females tend to produce litters with male-biased sex ratios to avoid future competition with their daughters. Until now, only little attention has been paid to examine predictions of sex ratio theory in snakes possessing genetic sex determination and exhibiting large variance in allocation of maternal investment. Cuban boa is an endemic viviparous snake producing large-bodied newborns (˜200 g). Extremely high maternal investment in each offspring increases importance of sex allocation. In a captive colony, we collected breeding records of 42 mothers, 62 litters and 306 newborns and examined secondary sex ratios (SR) and sexual size dimorphism (SSD) of newborns. None of the examined morphometric traits of neonates appeared sexually dimorphic. The sex ratio was slightly male biased (174 males versus 132 females) and litter sex ratio significantly decreased with female snout-vent length. We interpret this relationship as an additional support for LRC as competition between mothers and daughters increases with similarity of body sizes between competing snakes.

  18. Computed tomography of the lung of healthy snakes of the species Python regius, Boa constrictor, Python reticulatus, Morelia viridis, Epicrates cenchria, and Morelia spilota.

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    Pees, Michael; Kiefer, Ingmar; Thielebein, Jens; Oechtering, Gerhard; Krautwald-Junghanns, Maria-Elisabeth

    2009-01-01

    Thirty-nine healthy boid snakes representing six different species (Python regius, Boa constrictor, Python reticulatus, Morelia viridis, Epicrates cenchria, and Morelia spilota) were examined using computed tomography (CT) to characterize the normal appearance of the respiratory tissue. Assessment was done subjectively and densitometry was performed using a defined protocol. The length of the right lung was calculated to be 11.1% of the body length, without a significant difference between species. The length of the left lung in proportion to the right was dependent on the species examined. The most developed left lung was in P. regius (81.2%), whereas in B. constrictor, the left lung was vestigial or absent (24.7%). A median attenuation of -814.6 HU and a variability of 45.9 HU were calculated for all species with no significant difference between species. Within the species, a significantly higher attenuation was found for P. regius in the dorsal and cranial aspect of the lung compared with the ventral and caudal part. In B. constrictor, the reduced left lung was significantly hyperattenuating compared with the right lung. Results of this study emphasize the value of CT and provide basic reference data for assessment of the snake lung in these species. Veterinary Radiology & PMID:19788032

  19. BACTERIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF IRRIGATION WATER FROM VEGETABLE GARDENS IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF ARARAQUARA, BOA ESPERANÇA DO SUL AND IBITINGA, SP

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    Rosa Maria BERALDO

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    Full Text Available This work aimed to assess the bacteriological quality of water used in the irrigation of vegetable gardens in the municipalities of Araraquara, Boa Esperança do Sul and Ibitinga, São Paulo, Brazil. A total of 80 samples of water used in the irrigation of 40 vegetable gardens were analyzed, two samples coming from each vegetable garden. They were collected at the same site in different months, which resulted in two sample collection groups. The most probable number (MPN/100mL of total coliforms, thermotolerant coliforms and enterococci was identifi ed by means of the multiple tube technique. The analysis of the fi rst group samples showed quantities of thermotolerant coliforms above the amount allowed by current law for irrigation water (CONAMA Resolution n. 357 in nine cases. The owners of those vegetable gardens were then instructed in water disinfection procedures. After the analysis of the second group samples, it was noticed that only one sample did not meet the quality standards, and it was collected at a site where no disinfection procedure had been carried out. According to the results, 77.5% of the vegetable gardens were using water whose samples meet the quality standards. After the owners were instructed with regard to disinfection procedures, that number changed to 97.5%, which confi rms the importance of controlling and supervising irrigation water quality.

  20. Avaliação ultrassonográfica do aparelho reprodutor em serpentes vivíparas da família Boidae

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    Viviane C. Garcia

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    Full Text Available A reprodução faz parte do ciclo de vida dos animais permitindo a perpetuação e a conservação das espécies. Em serpentes, existe uma escassez de informações técnicas a respeito do ciclo reprodutivo. Este estudo teve o objetivo de avaliar o aparelho reprodutivo por meio da ultrassonografia em serpentes vivíparas cativas da família Boidae, permitindo diagnosticar as diferentes fases reprodutivas. Foram avaliadas ultrassonograficamente onze serpentes adultas de quatro espécies da família Boidae: Eunectes murinus, Boa constrictor constrictor, Corallus hortulanus e Epicrates cenchria pertencentes ao acervo do Museu Biológico do Instituto Butantan, São Paulo Brasil. Para a avaliação ultrassonográfica, as serpentes foram contidas fisicamente com gancho herpetológico e depois manualmente por aproximadamente 15 minutos. A avaliação foi feita aplicando-se gel acústico sobre a pele e posicionando o transdutor na linha lateral-ventral direita e esquerda, em região medial do corpo em sentido crânio-caudal. O exame ultrassonográfico permitiu avaliar todo o ciclo reprodutivo nas serpentes. Nas avaliações ultrassonográficas das fêmeas pode-se definir as fases de desenvolvimento ovariano e ovidutal. Os folículos ovarianos durante a fase pré-vitelogênica foram visualizados como homogêneos e anecogênicos, em forma de "cacho de uva". Já na fase vitelogênica, os folículos estavam maiores e mais ecogênicos seguidos uns dos outros, como um "colar de pérolas". Quando não houve cópula, os folículos foram reabsorvidos dentro do ovário retornando a fase pré-vitelogênica. Na fase pós ovulatória foram visualizados três estágios bem definidos de desenvolvimento fetal dentro do oviduto: 1 logo após a ovulação (e fecundação, somente o vitelo foi visualizado; 2 o vitelo ocupava 60% e o feto 40% do ovo e 3 o feto estava formado e não havia vitelo. Nos machos, os testículos foram visualizados como uma imagem homogênea e

  1. E-liderança: um modelo de competências e de boas-práticas para os líderes de projetos em ambientes learning management system

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    Samartinho, João Paulo Rodrigues da Silva

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    O objetivo principal desta dissertação consiste na apresentação de um Modelo de Competências e Boas-Práticas para os líderes de projetos em ambientes Learning Management System na forma de ferramenta conceptual, que possa funcionar como um guia de boas-práticas. Apresenta um conjunto de contribuições, no âmbito da e-Liderança, das quais destacamos as mais relevantes. Principais contribuições teóricas: 1. Identificação, descrição e caraterização do conjunto de forças e do conjunto de ...

  2. Evaluación de la eficiencia fotosintética del fitoplancton en un lago amazónico (Lago Boa y en un lago andino (Lago Guatavita Evaluation of the phytoplanktonic photosynthetic efficiency in an Amazon Lake (Lake Boa and in an Andean Lake (Lake Guatavita

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    Gabriel A. Pinilla

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    Full Text Available La relación entre la fluorescencia variable y la fluorescencia máxima (Fv/Fm de las comunidades de algas se ha utilizado comúnmente como una medida de la eficiencia fotosintética del fitoplancton. Dicha eficiencia puede estar afectada por la localización de los ambientes acuáticos en distintas provincias limnológicas. En este trabajo se quiso establecer la diferencia en la relación Fv/Fm entre el lago Boa (150 msnm, Amazonía colombiana y el lago Guatavita (3000 msnm, cordillera oriental de los Andes colombianos. Los promedios de las eficiencias medidas fueron en general bajos (0,212 a 0,367 y 0,089 a 0,32 en los lagos Boa y Guatavita, respectivamente, lo que señala estrés fisiológico para las algas. La eficiencia fue mayor en aguas intermedias y presentó cambios fuertes entre épocas de muestreo y entre ecosistemas. En aguas superficiales se presentó fotoinhibición, la cual fue más fuerte en Guatavita. La eficiencia fotosintética fue menor en el lago andino debido posiblemente a diferencias climáticas, de altura sobre el nivel del mar y de estratificación. Durante los ensayos de laboratorio se observó que la eficiencia disminuyó con el tiempo, lo cual pudo deberse a una aclimatación de las algas a la oscuridad. Los datos de laboratorio confirmaron que el fitoplancton epilimnético del lago Guatavita estuvo fotoinhibido en la época de estratificación.Commonly relation between variable fluorescence and maximum fluorescence (Fv/Fm of the algae community has been utilized like a measure of the phytoplanktonic photosynthetic efficiency. Such efficiency can be affected by the water bodies' location in different limnological provinces. The goal of this work was to establish the differences in the Fv/Fm rate between Lake Boa (150 masl Colombian Amazon and Lake Guatavita (3000 masl, East Range in the Colombian Andes. In general, averages of the photosynthetic efficiencies were low (0.212 to 0.367 and 0.089 to 0.32 in lakes Boa and

  3. DIAGNOSIS OF THE WATER QUALITY OF JAGUARI-MIRIM RIVER, AT COUNTY OF SÃO JOÃO DA BOA VISTA, STATE OF SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

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    Gerson de Araujo Medeiros

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Water resources degradation in urban areas is one of the causes of the water scarcity in several brazilian watersheds. The main goal of this research was to evaluate the quality of the water of Jaguari-Mirim river in the region of the county of São João da Boa Vista, state of São Paulo, Brazil. The points of sample were located to upstream and to downstream of the urban area of São João da Boa Vista. The quality of the water was evaluated monthly, during the period of April to August of 2007, when determined itself the following chemical, physical and microbiological parameters: oxygen dissolved, biochemical demand of oxygen, pH, electric conductivity, turbidez, total phosphorus, amoniacal nitrogen, nitrate, total and thermotolerant coliforms and Escherishia coli. The results showed that the water quality of the Jaguari Mirim river got worse after urban area of the São João da Boa Vista. However, only the phosphorus concentration has exceeded the limit established by the Resolution CONAMA 357/05 for rivers of class two. The results accused the presence of total coliforms and Escherishia coli in all of the samples collected, indicating microbiological pollution.

  4. Uso del hábitat por Boa constrictor occidentalis (Serpentes: Boidae durante la estación seca en Córdoba, Argentina

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    Attademo, Andrés

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available El análisis sobre el uso del hábitat es una herramienta fundamental para la conservación y el manejo de las poblaciones silvestres. Cuantificar los cambios en el uso de recursos asociados con la reproducción puede ofrecer una idea de las fuerzas selectivas que actúan sobre los organismos durante esta fase crítica de su historia de vida. Se ha observado en distintas especies de ofidios que hembras grávidas frecuentan hábitats distintos de los que utilizan hembras no grávidas y machos, por lo que la selección de un ambiente en particular podría estar influenciado por el comportamiento reproductivo. En el presente trabajo evaluamos el uso del hábitat en Boa constrictor occidentalis mediante radiorastreo a nivel de microhábitat durante la estación seca en la localidad de El Quemado, Departamento Pocho, Córdoba. Se marcaron mediante radiotransmisores 14 individuos adultos: 5 hembras reproductivas, 4 hembras no reproductivas y 5 machos reproductivos. Las diferencias en el uso del hábitat observadas en las lampalaguas en función de la condición reproductiva durante la estación seca, reflejarían diferencias en los requerimientos para la termorregulación. El uso que las hembras reproductivas hacen del hábitat les permitiría seleccionar sitios que brinden buenos lugares para asolearse permitiendo obtener temperaturas mayores y óptimas para el desarrollo de los embriones. Habitat use analysis is a basic tool for the conservation and management of wild populations. Quantifying the changes in the use of resources associated with reproduction can offer an insight into the selective forces acting on organisms in this critical phase of life history. Reproduction condition often has obvious effects on habitat use. Reproductive individual females have been observed in habitats different from those frequented by males and non reproductive females. In this study, we evaluate the differential use of habitats in Boa constrictor occidentalis

  5. Effects of the social welfare on the life situation of the elderly in the rural area of Santana da Boa Vista – Rio Grande do Sul

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    Cristiane Tonezer

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    Full Text Available This study analyzes the changes which occurred in the life situation of the rural older adult population of Santana da Boa Vista – Rio Grande do Sul, with the social welfare benefits. The study is part of an Interdisciplinary Research Program that aims at integrating a multidisciplinary focus on the analysis of the rural development in areas of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, more precisely in the region known as Metade Sul. The objective is to describing and analyzing, the changes occurred in the situation of life after if they benefit with the social welfare help. Therefore, it is an exploratory and descriptive study with collection and qualitative data analysis via interviews, with 30 beneficiary older adult of Social welfare, residents in the rural environment of the town studied. It was observed that the social welfare benefits allow them to diminish their workload, for the regularity of the monthly contribution, it allowed them to continue living in the rural environment, a place which they do not consider leaving, mainly, larger power in the autonomy sense and independence in the family relationships, since they can help their children and grandchildren, with whom they plan the future and elaborate different strategies to remain in the rural environment. Keywords: Rural older adults. Social welfare benefits. Living situation. Family. This study analyzes the changes which occurred in the life situation of the old  population of the rural area of Santana da Boa Vista, Rio Grande do Sul, with the social welfare benefits. The study is part of an Interdisciplinary Research Program that aims at integrating multidisciplinary focuses on the analysis of the rural development in areas of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, more precisely in the region known as Metade Sul. The objective is to describe and analyze the changes occurred in the situation of life of the elderly and if they have benefitted from the help of the social welfare. Therefore, it

  6. Hepatozoon cf. terzii (Sambon & Seligman, 1907 infection in the snake Boa constrictor constrictor from north Brazil: transmission to the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus and the lizard Tropidurus torquatus

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    Full Text Available Specimens of Hepatozoon-infected Boa constrictor constrictor were obtained from localities in Pará State, north Brazil. Gametocytes in erythrocytes of the peripheral blood measured 10 x 2.5-16.2 x 3.7 µm. They were similar to those described as Haemogregarina terzii by Sambon & Seligmann (1907 in B. c. constrictor, in that they did not distort the infected erythrocyte, and their dimensions approximated those given by Carini (1947. Lungs and liver of infected snakes contained actively dividing meronts of a single type, and cysts containing two to six cystozoites were also present in the liver. Our initial feeding of Culex quinquefasciatus on infected snakes consistently resulted in a heavy death-rate of the engorged mosquitoes, with only a few surviving till the 9th day post feeding. These contained numerous oocysts which were undivided or in early stages of division. A fifth and final experiment, however, provided a few mosquitoes surviving up to 21 days post infection (dpi, and these contained fully sporulated oocysts measuring 190-200 µm in diameter and containing over 60 sporocysts of 19-30 µm in diameter. The number of sporozoites in each sporocyst was estimated as approximately 50. The nature of the parasite's sporogonic cycle in the mosquito thus justifies inclusion of this haemogregarine in the genus Hepatozoon. Two wild-caught specimens of the lizard Tropidurus torquatus were fed with mosquitoes containing fully developed oocysts (21 dpi. When sacrificed, three months later, large numbers of dizoic, tetrazoic and hexazoic cysts were demonstrated in their livers. Cystozoites released from these cysts were shown to possess a conspicuous refractile body.

  7. Data for giant constrictors - Biological management profiles and an establishment risk assessment for nine large species of pythons, anacondas, and the boa constrictor

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    Jarnevich, C.S.; Rodda, G.H.; Reed, R.N.

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    Giant Constrictors' Climate Space The giant constrictors' climate space data set represents the information needed to recreate the climate space and climate matching analyses in Reed and Rodda (2009). A detailed methodology and results are included in that report. The data include locations for nine species of large constrictors including Python molurus, Broghammerus reticulatus, P. sebae, P. natalensis, Boa constrictor, Eunectes notaeus, E. deschauenseei, E. beniensis, and E. murinus. The locations are from published sources. Climate data are included for monthly precipitation and average monthly temperature along with the species locations. The individual spreadsheets of location data match the figures in the Reed and Rodda (2009) report, illustrating areas of the mainland United States that match the climate envelope of the native range. The precipitation and temperature data at each location were used to determine the climate space for each species. Graphs of climate space formed the basis for the algorithms in the data set, and more details can be found in Reed and Rodda (2009). These algorithms were used in ArcGIS to generate maps of areas in the United States that matched the climate space of locations of the snakes in their native range. We discovered a rounding error in ArcGIS in the implementation of the algorithms, which has been corrected here. Therefore the shapefiles are slightly different than those appearing in the risk assessment figures illustrating areas of the United States that match the climate envelope of the species in their native ranges. However, the suitable localities are not different at the scale of intended use for these maps, although there are more noticeable differences between areas classified as 'too cold' and 'too hot'.

  8. Hepatozoon cf. terzii (Sambon & Seligman, 1907) infection in the snake boa constrictor constrictor from north Brazil: transmission to the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus and the lizard Tropidurus torquatus.

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    Paperna, I; Lainson, R

    2004-06-01

    Specimens of Hepatozoon-infected Boa constrictor constrictor were obtained from localities in Pará State, north Brazil. Gametocytes in erythrocytes of the peripheral blood measured 10 x 2.5-16.2 x 3.7 microns. They were similar to those described as Haemogregarina terzii by Sambon & Seligmann (1907) in B. c. constrictor, in that they did not distort the infected erythrocyte, and their dimensions approximated those given by Carini (1947). Lungs and liver of infected snakes contained actively dividing meronts of a single type, and cysts containing two to six cystozoites were also present in the liver. Our initial feeding of Culex quinquefasciatus on infected snakes consistently resulted in a heavy death-rate of the engorged mosquitoes, with only a few surviving till the 9th day post feeding. These contained numerous oocysts which were undivided or in early stages of division. A fifth and final experiment, however, provided a few mosquitoes surviving up to 21 days post infection (dpi), and these contained fully sporulated oocysts measuring 190-200 microns in diameter and containing over 60 sporocysts of 19-30 microns in diameter. The number of sporozoites in each sporocyst was estimated as approximately 50. The nature of the parasite's sporogonic cycle in the mosquito thus justifies inclusion of this haemogregarine in the genus Hepatozoon. Two wild-caught specimens of the lizard Tropidurus torquatus were fed with mosquitoes containing fully developed oocysts (21 dpi). When sacrificed, three months later, large numbers of dizoic, tetrazoic and hexazoic cysts were demonstrated in their livers. Cystozoites released from these cysts were shown to possess a conspicuous refractile body. PMID:15224579

  9. Impacto econômico da implantação das boas práticas agropecuárias relacionadas com a qualidade do leite

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    Marcel Gomes Paixão

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste estudo, avaliar o impacto econômico da implantação das boas práticas agropecuárias (BPA, relacionadas com a qualidade higiênica sanitária do leite. A pesquisa consistiu na simulação de nove cenários, compostos por três diferentes níveis de BPA para a melhoria da qualidade do leite (baixo, médio e alto, em três diferentes situações (somente aplicação das BPAs; aplicação das BPAs e construção da sala do leite; e aplicação das BPAs, construção da sala do leite e aquisição do tanque de expansão. O rebanho leiteiro hipotético constava de 30 vacas em lactação, com média de dez litros de leite/animal/dia, ordenhadas duas vezes ao dia, em ordenhadeira tipo "balde ao pé". A receita consistiu na média da bonificação/penalização, praticadas por dez laticínios da região sudeste, considerando-se diferentes intervalos de contagem de células somáticas (CCS e contagem bacteriana total (CBT. A inclusão das BPAs para a melhoria da qualidade do leite, quando praticadas em seu nível máximo, mostrou-se com rápido retorno do capital investido (payback e ótima taxa interna de retorno (TIR apenas para aqueles pecuaristas que já possuíam a sala do leite e o tanque de expansão.

  10. Prevalência das ametropias e oftalmopatias em crianças pré-escolares e escolares em favelas do Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Prevalence of the ametropias and eye diseases in preschool and school children of Alto da Boa Vista favelas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Abelardo de Souza Couto Júnior

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estabelecer a prevalência das ametropias e oftalmopatias, no ano de 2001, em população pré-escolar e escolar de favelas do Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional do tipo transversal, durante campanha de saúde ocular na rede pública de ensino. Crianças com acuidade visual inferior a 0,8 ou com anormalidades foram triadas por voluntários treinados para serem avaliadas por oftalmologistas no Instituto Benjamin Constant. RESULTADOS: Foram avaliadas 1800 crianças no total. Destas, 306 (17,00 % do total foram encaminhadas ao IBC. Houve 183 (10,17% do total e 59,80% das triadas que receberam alta por apresentarem visão melhor que 0,8. A prevalência dos erros refrativos foi de 3,50% (ametropias positivas , 1,78%; ametropias negativas, 1,06% e astigmatismos mistos, 0,67%. A prevalência das oftalmopatias foi de 4,83%. (ambliopia teve prevalência de 2,00%, manifestações do estrabismo, 1,72% e outras causas 1,11%. CONCLUSÃO: Demonstrou-se a prevalência dos principais distúrbios oftalmológicos infantis nas favelas do Alto da Boa Vista e ressaltou-se a necessidade de campanhas para bom êxito no desenvolvimento da acuidade visual das crianças.PURPOSE: To estabilish the prevalence of the ametropias and eye diseases, in the year 2001, within a preschool and school population in Alto da Boa Vista favelas (slum, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. METHODS: Transversal observational study during an ocular health campaign in public education schools. The children that have shown visual acuity fewer than 0.8 or abnormally were referred by trained volunteers to avaliation by ophthalmologists from the Benjamin Constant Institute. RESULTS: From the 1800 children who were examined, 306 (17.00% were referred to the ophthalmologic examination. There were 183 children (10.17% from total and 59.80% from referred that were dismissed for presenting visual acuity better than 0.8. The refractive errors

  11. AVALIAÇÃO DAS CONDIÇÕES HIGIÊNICO-SANITÁRIAS E DE BOAS PRÁTICAS DE FABRICAÇÃO EM PANIFICADORAS

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    Maria Fernanda CARDOSO

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available As padarias ou panifi cadoras se difundiram no Brasil a partir da colonização, quando portugueses e espanhóis trouxeram hábitos alimentares da Europa, tornando-se parte da nossa história e cultura. Hoje as padarias estão deixando de ser apenas estabelecimentos responsá- veis pela fabricação artesanal e venda de pães, e estão se transformando em centros de convivência, gastronomia e serviços. Com o crescimento populacional em algumas cidades, as pessoas buscam sempre formas mais práticas para se alimentar e também com menor custo, ocasionando vários problemas de intoxicação e infecção alimentar devido a alimentos preparados. Assim, o presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar as condições higiênico-sanitárias de três panifi cadoras a partir da aplicação de uma lista de verifi cação e análise microbiológica das superfícies dos equipamentos. Pelos itens avaliados, a panifi cadora B foi a que mais apresentou conformidade aos itens analisados (91,7%, seguida pela panifi cadora A (86,7% e por último a panifi cadora C (83,3%. Concluiu-se que as panifi cadoras encontravam-se em condições higiênico-sanitárias inadequadas. Desta forma foi elaborado um material informativo para incentivar a adoção de medidas corretivas para higiene dos manipuladores e melhor higienização/sanitização dos equipamentos. O comprometimento de todos os envolvidos na produção de panifi cados é uma condição básica para o sucesso da implantação das boas práticas de fabricação e higienização no local de trabalho.

  12. Estomatitis ulcerativa infecciosa como consecuencia de un traumatismo en una Boa constrictor con desarrollo de neumonía bacteriana y septicemia.

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Las neumonías bacterianas se asocian con estomatitis en serpientes, debido al descenso de los exudados de la cavidad hacia el pulmón. El objetivo de este reporte es describir los hallazgos clínicos, y el manejo diagnóstico y terapéutico de una Boa constrictor con estomatitis ulcerativa infecciosa (EUI postraumática que se complicó con neumonía bacteriana (NB y septicemia (SE. Un adulto de B. constrictor, ingresó con mucosas congestionadas, presencia de tierra en la cavidad oral, ulceraciones gingivales, deshidratación marcada y tegumento reseco con retención de muda. Presentó además letargia con postura anómala de la cabeza, con leve aumento de tamaño a nivel dorsal y antecedente de trauma. Se observó anemia no regenerativa y leve monocitosis relativa. Los hallazgos radiográficos fueron compatibles con fractura parietal e inflamación del tejido blando circundante. Se estabilizó el paciente y se realizó lavado bucal y debridación, posteriormente se administró tratamiento antibiótico y analgésico. La evolución no fue satisfactoria y terminó con la muerte del animal. El diagnóstico final fue una severa neumonía supurativa necrotizante de origen bacteriano posiblemente por Pasteurella o Pseudomona, con SE secundaria. El cuadro clínico fue típico de EUI de tipo crónico, con desarrollo de una NB y un cuadro septicémico, generando una tríada de patologías que hizo que el pronóstico del paciente fuera malo pese al continuo tratamiento. Es necesaria la determinación microbiológica del agente para mejorar la eficacia de la terapia antibiótica, aunque muchas de las bacterias de ofidios son resistentes a la antibioterapia.

  13. Política e cinema na era da Boa Vizinhança (1933-1945 * Policy and cinema at the age of the Good Neighbor (1933-1945

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O presente artigo apresenta uma análise histórica da Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança para América Latina, particularmente no Brasil, e de sua principal instituição o Office of the coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (OCIAA, destacando sua divisão de cinema, a Motion Picture Division (MPD. Essas instituições são analisadas pelo enfoque teórico dos construtivistas modernistas-linguistas. Assim, o texto busca destacar a importância da construção de uma infraestrutura física, discursiva e humana com habilidade para selecionar, organizar, regular e redistribuir os discursos enunciados pela Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança no setor da indústria cinematográfica.Palavras-chave: Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança; Office of the coordinator of Inter-American Affairs; Motion Picture Division.  Abstract: This paper presents a historical analysis of the Good Neighbor Policy for Latin America, particularly in Brazil, and its main institution the Office of the coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (OCIAA, focusing on its film department, the Motion Picture Division (MPD. These institutions are analyzed by the theoretical approach of modernist linguists constructivists. So this text sought to highlight the importance of building a physical infrastructure, discursive and human with the ability to select, organize, regulate and redistribute the speeches set out by the Good Neighbor Policy in the film industry sector.Keywords: Good Neighbor Policy; Office of the coordinator of Inter-American Affairs; Motion Picture Division.

  14. Oficinas de boas práticas de fabricação: construindo estratégias para garantir a segurança alimentar Workshops for good manufacturing practices: building strategies for ensuring food security

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    Tarcisio da Silva Costa

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available A comercialização de alimentos tradicionais resgata a história e a cultura presentes nos alimentos. Os pescadores artesanais são os principais responsáveis pelo abastecimento do mercado nacional. Considerando-se a importância da adoção de procedimentos de Boas Práticas de Fabricação em toda cadeia produtiva, o presente trabalho visa a socializar uma experiência construtiva de uma oficina de Boas Práticas de Fabricação para pescadoras. Diante disso, realizou-se um levantamento de conceitos e atitudes voltadas para produção segura de alimentos, utilizando-se como instrumento entrevistas, além da observação de seus hábitos e atitudes. Os resultados evidenciam que estas pescadoras percebem as Boas Práticas de Fabricação como sinônimo de higiene e de poder comercializar o pescado sem reclamações; porém, as mesmas não têm noção dos procedimentos de Boas Práticas de Fabricação na sua atividade. O processo formativo se constitui como uma das estratégias de base para consolidação dos grupos, sendo as oficinas alternativas eficientes, de fácil execução e baixo custo.The marketing of traditional foods recalls the history and culture in feeding. The fishermen are primarily responsible for supplying the domestic market. Considering the importance of adopting procedures for Good Manufacturing Practices throughout the production chain, this paper aims to socialize a constructive experience of a Good Manufacturing Practices workshop for fishers. Therefore, we carried out a survey of concepts and attitudes towards safe food production, using interviews as an instrument, and are observed their habits and attitudes. The results show that these Good Manufacturing Practices perceive as synonymous with health and able to market the fish without complaint, but they are not aware of the procedures for Good Manufacturing Practices activities. The training process is constituted as one of the basic strategies for strengthening

  15. Política e cinema na era da Boa Vizinhança (1933-1945) * Policy and cinema at the age of the Good Neighbor (1933-1945)

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    Resumo: O presente artigo apresenta uma análise histórica da Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança para América Latina, particularmente no Brasil, e de sua principal instituição o Office of the coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (OCIAA), destacando sua divisão de cinema, a Motion Picture Division (MPD). Essas instituições são analisadas pelo enfoque teórico dos construtivistas modernistas-linguistas. Assim, o texto busca destacar a importância da construção de uma infraestrutura física, discu...

  16. Conversações sobre a "boa morte": o debate bioético acerca da eutanásia Conversations on the "good death": the bioethical debate on euthanasia

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    A despeito das grandes discussões hodiernas sobre a eutanásia, permanecem ainda muitos pontos em aberto, aparentemente insolúveis, aguardando que um melhor tratamento conceitual seja desenvolvido. Neste âmbito podem ser incluídos os "preconceitos e fundamentalismos" em relação ao tema — a eutanásia ainda é vista como tabu em boa parte da sociedade, especificamente no caso do Brasil —, as imprecisões semânticas do vocábulo e as acérrimas tensões argumentativas em torno do tema — levando-se em ...

  17. "Feedback" após boas versus más tentativas melhora a aprendizagem motora em crianças Feedback after good versus poor trials enhances motor learning in children

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    Esmaeel Saemi; Gabriele Wulf; Ahmad Ghotbi Varzaneh; Mehdi Zarghami

    2011-01-01

    O presente estudo investigou se a aprendizagem motora de crianças pode ser beneficiada pelo "feedback" (conhecimento de resultados -CR) fornecido após tentativas relativamente boas de prática, ao invés de após tentativas ruins. A tarefa requeriu que os participantes arremessassem saquinhos de feijão em um alvo circular fixo, posicionado no chão, a uma distância de 3 m. Vinte e oito crianças do ensino fundamental (idade média: 10,6 anos) participaram deste experimento. A fase de prática consis...

  18. Phytosanitary diagnostic and practices associated with pesticide use in gardens in a protected environment in the city of Boa Vista in Roraima. = Diagnóstico fitossanitário e de práticas associadas ao uso de agrotóxicos nas hortas em ambiente protegido em Boa Vista - Roraima.

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    Antonio Cesar Silva Lima

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to diagnose pests, diseases, weeds, and practices associated with the use of agrochemicals on the production of vegetables under protected conditions in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil. The descriptive study was conducted in urban and rural areas during February to April 2008, in the gardens monitored by Project Greenhouse, administered by the Municipal Development agricultural Secretary of the City. The data collection instrument was a semistructured questionnaire with 50 questions, applied in situ without notice to 75 farmers (47% of the population under study.Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics. After analyzing the data it was found that the whitefly, aphids, thrips and caterpillars were the insect pests that needed to be better controlled. The principal diseases were blight and leaf blight. Significant weed pests originated from the species of the families Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Amaranthaceae, and Portulacaeae. Relative to the use of pesticides, the results showed that 68% of farmers used insecticides, 24% fungicides, and 8% herbicides; 92% indicated that they had received some kind of technical guidance and 41.3% seek the technical assistance in order to acquire a pesticide. Therefore, we conclude that there is a high incidence of problems in plant vegetable gardens, intensive use of pesticides, a variety of formulations of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides associated with the adoption of practices and attitudes of risk for farmers, which can aggravate the direct and indirect problems of intoxication, and cause contamination to the environment. =Objetivou-se com esse trabalho fazer o diagnóstico das pragas, doenças, plantas daninhas e das práticas associadas ao uso dos agrotóxicos utilizados na produção de hortaliças, em ambiente protegido, no município de Boa Vista, Roraima. O estudo descritivo foi realizado em área urbana e rural, nos meses de fevereiro a abril de 2008, nas hortas atendidas

  19. Physical activity and eating habits in public high schools from different regions in Brazil: the Saude na Boa project Atividade física e hábitos alimentares em escolas públicas do ensino médio em diferentes regiões do Brasil: o projeto Saúde na Boa

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    Markus Vinicius Nahas

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To analyze physical activity and dietary patterns of adolescents and young adults attending evening classes in high schools at two socioeconomic and culturally contrasting Cities in Brazil: Recife (in northern Brazil and Florianopolis (in southern Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis (baseline data of a school-based randomized trial (the Saude na Boa project, including 2,147 students (15-24 years of age; 55.7% females from 10 schools in each city, pair-matched by size and location. Data were collected by questionnaire. RESULTS: Males were more active than females (pOBJETIVO: Analisar os padrões de atividade física e hábitos alimentares de adolescentes e jovens adultos matriculados no ensino noturno de escolas públicas do ensino médio em duas cidades com características culturais e socioeconômicas diversas no Brasil: Recife (Região Nordeste e Florianópolis (Região Sul. MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional transversal dos dados de base de uma intervenção escolar randomizada (Projeto Saúde na Boa, incluindo 2.147 estudantes (15-24 anos; 55,7% do sexo feminino de 10 escolas em cada uma das cidades, pareadas por tamanho e localização. Os dados foram coletados por questionário. RESULTADOS: Os rapazes foram mais ativos que as moças (p<0,001 em todas as três medidas de atividade física no questionário: dias/sem com 60+min de atividade física moderada a vigorosa (AFMV - rapazes 3,8 d/sem (DP=2,3, moças 3,2 d/sem (DP=2,4; caminhar ou pedalar para a escola - rapazes 4,5 d/sem (DP=2,4, moças 4,1 d/sem (DP=2,4; e exercícios de força muscular - rapazes 2,3 d/sem (DP=2,5, moças 0,8 d/sem (DP=1,7. A prevalência de inatividade física (zero dias/sem com 60+min de AFMV foi significativamente mais alta em Recife (p<0,001. A frequência de consumo de frutas foi mais elevada em Recife do que em Florianópolis (p<0,001, não havendo diferença no consumo de legumes e verduras (p=0,28 e consumo de refrigerantes (p=0,09. Em

  20. ATRIBUTOS E PAPÉIS DOS COMITÊS DE AUDITORIA NA IMPLEMENTAÇÃO DAS BOAS PRÁTICAS DE GOVERNANÇA CORPORATIVA EM INSTITUIÇÕES FINANCEIRAS BRASILEIRAS

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    Patrícia Bernardes

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar, segundo as perspectivas dos Chief Financial Officer (CFO, Relações com Investidores (RI e Auditoria Interna (AI, a importância dos comitês de auditoria na implementação das melhores práticas de Governança Corporativa (GC em instituições financeiras brasileiras com ações ou títulos negociados no mercado de capitais norte-americano. Este texto, de caráter qualitativo, se fundamentou na teoria denominada Nova Economia Institucional, e utilizou como instrumento de pesquisa entrevistas realizadas com seis dirigentes, detentores das funções acima especificadas em duas instituições financeiras brasileiras de grande porte. Os resultados apurados indicam que as instituições financeiras pesquisadas possuem comitês de auditoria consolidados, que atuam como guardiões das boas práticas de GC

  1. PROPOSTA DE UM MANUAL DE BOAS PRÁTICAS DE LABORATÓRIO PARA INDÚSTRIAS DE LATICÍNIOS DE PEQUENO E MÉDIO PORTE, BASEADO NA REPRESENTAÇÃO SOCIAL DOS UTILIZADORES

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    Josete Amadeu Almeida; Miriam Aparecida de Oliveira Pinto

    2012-01-01

    A qualidade de produtos alimentícios é considerada como um indicador das condições de produção e uma questão de saúde pública. A definição de que o alimento seja seguro e inócuo para o consumo depende de resultados analíticos confiáveis os quais possibilitam monitorar e orientar os processos produtivos. Assim, é fundamental que as metodologias de análise e a sua realização, estejam em conformidade com normas e parâmetros validados. As Boas Práticas de Laboratório (BPL) são definidas como um s...

  2. ATRIBUTOS E PAPÃIS DOS COMITÃS DE AUDITORIA NA IMPLEMENTAÃÃO DAS BOAS PRÃTICAS DE GOVERNANÃA CORPORATIVA EM INSTITUIÃÃES FINANCEIRAS BRASILEIRAS

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    Patrícia Bernardes

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar, segundo as perspectivas dos Chief Financial Officer (CFO, Relações com Investidores (RI e Auditoria Interna (AI, a importância dos comitês de auditoria na implementação das melhores práticas de Governança Corporativa (GC em instituições financeiras brasileiras com ações ou títulos negociados no mercado de capitais norte-americano. Este texto, de caráter qualitativo, se fundamentou na teoria denominada Nova Economia Institucional, e utilizou como instrumento de pesquisa entrevistas realizadas com seis dirigentes, detentores das funções acima especificadas em duas instituições financeiras brasileiras de grande porte. Os resultados apurados indicam que as instituições financeiras pesquisadas possuem comitês de auditoria consolidados, que atuam como guardiões das boas práticas de GC

  3. Análise de coliformes e verificação das Boas Práticas de Fabricação de carne moída comercializada na cidade de Campina Grande-PB

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    Renata Rodrigues de Lima Silva

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available A indústria de alimentos é um ramo que se desenvolve ao longo dos anos e, com isso, a exigência por produtos microbiologicamente seguros é cada vez maior, visando evitar prejuízos financeiros e garantir a segurança alimentar ao consumidor. Nesse ramo, existem práticas que são adotadas a fim de garantir a qualidade sanitária e a conformidade dos produtos alimentícios com os regulamentos técnicos vigentes, buscando sempre métodos eficazes de prevenção contra a deterioração de alimentos e aumento de vida de prateleira. No setor de carnes, o controle do desenvolvimento microbiano é de grande importância, visto que este é um alimento que possui características favoráveis à proliferação de microrganismos. Foram avaliadas amostras de carne moída comercializadas em três redes de distribuição distintas. Em todas as amostras avaliadas, foi determinada a presença de coliformes totais, bem como valores superiores a 14% de inconformidade nos itens relacionados às Boas Práticas de Fabricação.

  4. A completude do ordenamento jurídico na lei da boa razão: a teoria de Norberto Bobbio e a experiência jurídica pombalina

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    Arnaldo Moraes Godoy

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Reports the use of Norberto Bobbio’s theory towards the Portuguese Law in the eighteen century. Analyzes the environment of the Law of Good Reason (1769 with special emphasis in the Marquis of Pombal. Raizes several juridical aspects of the Enlightment. Summarizes the Law of Good Reason, showing valuable opinions. Indicates the modernity of the issue, due to the conflict of laws in our times of globalization.Constata a possibilidade da aplicação da teoria de Norberto Bobbio no Direito Português do século XVIII. Caracteriza Portugal durante o Despotismo Esclarecido, com especial ênfase no Marquês de Pombal. Levanta alguns aspectos jurídicos do iluminismo. Resume a Lei da Boa Razão (1769, principal texto legislativo da época pombalina, apresentando abalizadas opiniões. Aponta a modernidade do problema da unidade do ordenamento jurídico, nesses tempos de globalização.

  5. "Feedback" após boas versus más tentativas melhora a aprendizagem motora em crianças Feedback after good versus poor trials enhances motor learning in children

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    Esmaeel Saemi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo investigou se a aprendizagem motora de crianças pode ser beneficiada pelo "feedback" (conhecimento de resultados -CR fornecido após tentativas relativamente boas de prática, ao invés de após tentativas ruins. A tarefa requeriu que os participantes arremessassem saquinhos de feijão em um alvo circular fixo, posicionado no chão, a uma distância de 3 m. Vinte e oito crianças do ensino fundamental (idade média: 10,6 anos participaram deste experimento. A fase de prática consistiu de 10 blocos de seis tentativas. Após cada bloco de tentativas, um grupo (KR "good" recebeu CR relacionado aos três arremessos mais precisos, enquanto ao outro grupo (KR "poor" foi fornecido CR relacionado aos três arremessos menos precisos. Os participantes não foram informados sobre as tentativas nas quais o "feedback" seria fornecido. Imediatamente após a fase de prática, os participantes preencheram o questionário de motivação intrínseca. Um dia após a fase de prática, foi conduzido um teste de retenção composto por 10 tentativas, sem CR. Os resultados demonstraram que a aprendizagem foi melhorada através do fornecimento de CR após as boas tentativas de prática. Ainda, os resultados do questionário revelaram que a motivação intrínseca dos aprendizes foi aumentada pelo "feedback" positivo. Os presentes achados adicionam evidências de que os efeitos motivacionais do "feedback" possuem um impacto direto sobre a aprendizagem.The present study investigated whether children would benefit from feedback (knowledge of results, KR provided after relatively good as opposed to poor trials. The task required participants to throw beanbags at a circular target that was placed on the floor at a distance of 3 m. Twenty-eight elementary school children (mean age: 10.6 years participated in this experiment. The practice phase consisted of 10 blocks of 6 trials. After each 6-trial block, one group (KR good received KR on the 3 most

  6. Panorama brasileiro do Programa de Boas Práticas de Laboratório. Impacto na redução do uso de animais | Brazilian Good Laboratory Practices Perspective. Impact on reduction in animal use

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    Elisa Rosa dos Santos

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Boas Práticas de Laboratório, sistema da qualidade que abrange o processo organizacional e as condições nas quais estudos não clínicos são realizados, visa garantir a uniformidade, consistência, confiabilidade, reprodutibilidade, qualidade e integridade dos testes. O Instituto Brasileiro de Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis introduziu formalmente a Boas Práticas de Laboratório em 1994. Em 1995, o INMETRO iniciou o Programa BPL para reconhecimento e monitoramento baseados em procedimentos, normas, regulamentos administrativos e legais, que estabelecem orientações, políticas e diretrizes para a Coordenação Geral de Acreditação atuar, com total responsabilidade e autoridade, como Autoridade Brasileira de Monitoramento aos princípios das BPL. Estudos BPL são reconhecidos pelos países membros e não membros com adesão plena, aos atos da Organização para a Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Econômico em função do acordo de mútua aceitação de dados e promove redução do número de animais utilizados devido a não repetição dos testes e adoção de métodos alternativos validados. No Brasil, há 31 instalações BPL ativas e cinco realizam testes toxicológicos in vivo. A Resolução Normativa no 17/2014 do Conselho Nacional de Controle da Experimentação Animal estabelece que os testes utilizando animais que tenham métodos alternativos validados reconhecidos pelo Conselho sejam substituídos em até cinco anos, sendo essencial a ampliação da base laboratorial BPL. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Laboratory Practice (GLP, a quality system covering the organizational process and the conditions under which non-clinical studies are conducted, aims to ensure uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of the safety tests. The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources formally introduced GLP

  7. Acometimento pulmonar na doença de Behçet: uma boa experiência com o uso de imunossupressores Pulmonary involvement in Behcet's disease: a positive single-center experience with the use of immunosuppressive therapy

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    Alfredo Nicodemos Cruz Santana

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A doença de Behçet (DB representa uma patologia sistêmica, cuja sobrevida se relaciona com a presença de acometimento pulmonar. Entretanto, sugere-se que pacientes com diferentes tratamentos podem apresentar diferentes prognósticos. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a evolução clínica e tomográfica, bem como a sobrevida deste pacientes com acometimento pulmonar relacionado à DB acompanhados em nosso serviço. MÉTODOS: Uma análise retrospectiva de nossa experiência com pacientes com acometimento pulmonar relaionado a DB acompanhados de 1 de Janeiro de 1988 a 30 de Abril de 2006. Os dados clínicos, radiológicos, terapêuticos e de sobrevida foram obtidos dos prontuários médicos. RESULTADOS: Foram identificados 9 pacientes, com idade média de 34 ± 11,5 anos, sendo 7 deles do sexo masculino. Os achados radiológicos foram aneurisma de artéria pulmonar (AAP em 8 pacientes, embolia pulmonar em 3 (resultando em uma incidencia de 5,11 casos/100 paciente-anos, hemorragia alveolar em 1 e hipertensão pulmonar em 1 de 9 doentes. O tratamento consistiu-se de prednisona mais clorambucil (ou ciclofosfamida ou micofenolato de mofetil em todos os 9 pacientes, com resolução total ou parcial dos AAP. O paciente com AAP e hipertensão pulmonar também recebeu sildenafil e warfarina, com boa resposta clínica e tomográfica. A sobrevida de nossos pacientes foi de 88,8% em 3 e 5 anos, com acompanhamento médio de 6,52 anos. CONCLUSÕES: Pacientes com acometimento pulmonar relacionado à DB podem apresentar boa sobrevida com tratamento imunossupressor, e a DB deve ser lembrada como uma possível causa de hipertensão pulmonar e hemorragia alveolar.OBJECTIVE: Behcet's syndrome, or Behcet's disease (BD, is a multisystem pathology, and survival is related to pulmonary involvement. However, it appears that different treatments correlate with different prognoses. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical and tomographic evolution, as

  8. Perfil socioeconômico e profissional de manipuladores de alimentos e o impacto positivo de um curso de capacitação em Boas Práticas de Fabricação

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    Gabriela Gianini Guilherme Devides

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Doenças transmitidas por alimentos constituem um problema de saúde pública em nível mundial e estão frequentemente associadas a falhas na manipulação dos alimentos. Conhecer o perfil socioeconômico e profissional, bem como o nível de conhecimento dos manipuladores de alimentos, é requisito essencial para o planejamento de políticas públicas e programas de capacitação visando a segurança e qualidade dos alimentos. Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o perfil socioeconômico e profissional de manipuladores de alimentos, e o impacto de um curso de capacitação em Boas Práticas de Fabricação (BPF realizado na cidade de Araraquara-SP, Brasil. Um total de 192 manipuladores respondeu a dois questionários: o primeiro, para avaliar o nível de conhecimento dos manipuladores sobre BPF antes (avaliação diagnóstica e depois (avaliação final de participar do curso; o segundo, para realizar um levantamento do perfil socioeconômico e profissional dos manipuladores. Os resultados mostraram que o curso de capacitação repercutiu de forma positiva no nível de conhecimento dos manipuladores, sendo que todos os temas sobre BPF avaliados apresentaram um percentual de respostas corretas significativamente maior na avaliação final em relação à avaliação diagnóstica. Isso indica a necessidade de aperfeiçoamento constante, para garantir a qualificação profissional dos manipuladores e, consequentemente, a qualidade dos alimentos e a segurança alimentar dos consumidores.

  9. Conversações sobre a "boa morte": o debate bioético acerca da eutanásia Conversations on the "good death": the bioethical debate on euthanasia

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    Rodrigo Siqueira-Batista

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available A despeito das grandes discussões hodiernas sobre a eutanásia, permanecem ainda muitos pontos em aberto, aparentemente insolúveis, aguardando que um melhor tratamento conceitual seja desenvolvido. Neste âmbito podem ser incluídos os "preconceitos e fundamentalismos" em relação ao tema — a eutanásia ainda é vista como tabu em boa parte da sociedade, especificamente no caso do Brasil —, as imprecisões semânticas do vocábulo e as acérrimas tensões argumentativas em torno do tema — levando-se em consideração os princípios da sacralidade da vida, da qualidade de vida e da autonomia e o argumento da assim chamada "ladeira escorregadia" ou slippery slope. Compor o horizonte de indagação acerca da eutanásia, partindo dos antecedentes históricos em direção a um melhor equacionamento do problema — e delimitação de perspectivas vindouras necessárias à sua melhor compreensão — é, pois, o objetivo do presente ensaio.Despite extensive current debate on euthanasia, many open and apparently unsolvable issues persist, awaiting a better conceptual treatment. The area includes "prejudices and fundamentalisms" in relation to the theme, still viewed as taboo by a major share of society, specifically in the case of Brazil, while semantic imprecision in the term and argumentative tensions surround the issue, focusing on the principles of sacredness of life, quality of life, and autonomy and the so-called "slippery slope" argument. The purpose of the current essay is thus to serve as a sphere of inquiry concerning euthanasia, moving from historical antecedents towards a better solution to the problem and the demarcation of necessary future perspectives for enhanced understanding of the issue.

  10. IMPACTO DA IMPLANTAÇÃO DE BOAS PRÁTICAS DE HIGIENE NA ORDENHA SOBRE A QUALIDADE MICROBIOLÓGICA E FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DO LEITE CRU REFRIGERADO

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    Vanerli Beloti

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A Instrução Normativa nº 62 trouxe novos parâmetros a serem seguidos pelos produtores, dando continuidade à melhoria da qualidade do leite em andamento desde a Instrução Normativa nº 51. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o impacto das práticas na qualidade do leite em 49 propriedades da região de Ivaiporã/PR, através de palestra e treinamentos coletivos. Foi observada redução de 88,05% na Contagem Bacteriana Total (CBT em 28 (57,15% propriedades. Dessas propriedades, 23 (47,93% apresentaram CBT inferior ao máximo de 750.000 UFC/mL exigido pela legislação vigente na época de análise, com média de 166.826,1 UFC/mL. No quesito Contagem de Células Somáticas (CCS, 83,57% do total de propriedades passaram a produzir leite de acordo com o padrão estipulado para este quesito na ocasião de análise. Não foi observada variação significativa dos constituintes físico-químicos do leite após a implantação das boas práticas. A implantação das práticas propostas foram suficientes para a produção de leite de acordo com o padrão estabelecido pela legislação.

  11. Adequação das boas práticas de fabricação em serviços de alimentação Adequacy of good manufacturing procedures in foodservice establishments

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    Rita de Cássia Akutsu

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Classificar 50 estabelecimentos produtores de alimentos, da região de Brasília, Distrito Federal, de acordo com o cumprimento dos itens imprescindíveis do formulário publicado pela Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, a fim de avaliar as boas práticas da fabricação de alimentos. MÉTODOS: Neste estudo empreendeu-se metanálise de dois trabalhos monográficos sobre estabelecimentos comerciais produtores de alimentos (hotéis e restaurantes, associados a uma amostra pesquisada por esses autores, dividida em três blocos: restaurantes, unidades de alimentação e nutrição e hotéis, para comparação da adequação dos itens presentes nos formulários da Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, os quais, de acordo com as normas estabelecidas pela Agência, analisavam os itens: edificação, equipamentos, manipuladores, fluxo de produção e disponibilidade do manual de boas práticas na produção de alimentos. Ainda de acordo com o estipulado pela Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, os estabelecimentos foram classificados em três grupos, segundo o cumprimento percentual dos itens imprescindíveis constantes do formulário: o grupo I, com mais de 70,0% de cumprimento dos itens; o grupo II, com 30,0% a 69,9% de cumprimento; e o grupo III, cumprindo menos de 30,0% dos itens imprescindíveis. RESULTADOS: As análises realizadas revelaram que todas as unidades hoteleiras foram classificadas no grupo II. Os restaurantes comerciais foram classificados no grupo II (33,3% e no grupo III (66,7%. Do total de unidades de alimentação e nutrição avaliadas, 80,0% foram classificadas no grupo II e 20,0% no grupo I. CONCLUSÃO: Os achados demonstraram que as unidades de alimentação e nutrição foram mais bem classificadas nos itens equipamentos e existência do Manual de Boas Práticas. Os hotéis destacaram-se nos itens edificação, manipulação e fluxo de produção. Os restaurantes comerciais obtiveram o pior

  12. Áreas propícias para o ataque de morcegos hematófagos Desmodus rotundus em bovinos na região de São João da Boa Vista, Estado de São Paulo Areas prone for vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus attack on cattle in the São João da Boa Vista region, State of São Paulo

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    Murilo N. Gomes

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    Full Text Available Baseada em estudos anteriores, a Coordenadoria de Defesa Agropecuária da Secretaria da Agricultura e Abastecimento do Estado de São Paulo (CDA vinha realizando nas regiões administrativas onde é feita a vigilância da raiva em herbívoros o controle de populações de Desmodus rotundus em áreas próximas aos principais rios. A descoberta de abrigos e de animais mordidos pelos morcegos vampiros em outras áreas, além das áreas estabelecidas de risco levaram a questionamentos dos métodos em vigência. Isso estimulou a elaboração de um modelo descritivo para analisar áreas de risco para o ataque espoliativo de morcegos hematófagos em bovinos na região de São João da Boa Vista, estado de São Paulo. Para tanto, foram utilizadas imagens de satélite, parâmetros de estudos anteriores sobre o comportamento dos morcegos vampiros, dados da CDA e da Fundação Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE. Todas as informações foram agrupadas em um banco de dados e integradas em um Sistema de Informação Geográfica. Contraditoriamente ao que se pensava, observou-se que áreas próximas aos principais rios da região das cidades de Aguaí, Casa Branca, Santa Cruz das Palmeiras e Tambaú não deveriam ser consideradas de risco para o ataque dos morcegos hematófagos em bovinos. Isso sugere que é necessária uma reavaliação dos métodos adotados para o controle das populações da espécie e enfermidade em questão.Supported by previous studies that selected areas prone for the development of Desmodus rotundus roosts and bovine rabies transmitted by vampire bats in São Paulo state, the Department of Agriculture of the State of São Paulo (CDA has conducted interventions for bovine rabies control in areas mostly close to the main rivers of surveillance regions. Inquiries of the actual concepts led to the development of a descriptive model to analyze the vampire bat Desmodus rotundus attacks on cattle far beyond main rivers and

  13. Mandibular osteosynthesis in a Boa constrictor snake

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    Jorge Luiz Costa Castro; Sérgio Santalucia; José Ricardo Pachaly; José Ademar Villanova Junior; Verônica Souza Paiva Castro; Daniel Almeida Balthazar; Alex Lucas Spadetti; Wilker Nazareth Souza; Luiz Paulo Luzes Fedullo; Alceu Gaspar Raiser

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    Nowadays are observed an increase in the finding of certain wild animals in urban areas, due to environmental changes caused by deforestation and economic use of natural areas. It causes disappearance of usual prey and forces these animals, including snakes, to migrate to urban areas, becoming vulnerable to injuries caused by aggressions, car accidents and capture. Mandibular and maxillar fractures are common in many animal species, representing about 3-6% of all bone fractures in dogs and ca...

  14. BoA Venus is Back

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    田梦园

    2010-01-01

    暌违韩国歌坛五年.BoA终于带着自己的六辑回到韩国的歌谣舞台。经历了日本.美国歌坛的洗礼,BoA以更加成熟,更具实力的形象回到自己的主场.让我们一起迎接Venus的回归。

  15. Os poejos na boa cozinha portuguesa

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    O poejo (Mentha pulegium L.) e a hortelã-da-ribeira (Mentha cervina L.) também conhecida por poejo-fino e erva-peixeira, pertencem à família Lamiaceae (Labiadas) e têm uma longa história como ervas aromáticas e plantas medicinais na etnografia portuguesa. As duas espécies são autóctones do sudoeste da Península Ibérica (Estrelles et al., 2004), são plantas vivazes, estolhosas, com folhagem aromática e ocorrem, geralmente, em locais húmidos e encharcados, em valas, margens de linhas de água e ...

  16. Transcranial Doppler for patent foramen ovale screening: is there a good correlation with transesophageal echocardiography? Doppler transcraniano contrastado para triagem de forame oval patente: existe boa correlação com ecocardiograma transesofágico?

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    Marcos Christiano Lange

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Right-to-left shunt (RLS can be identified by contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler (cTCD in patent foramen ovale (PFO patients. AIM: To evaluate cTCD for PFO screening comparing it to cTEE. METHOD: 45 previous cTCD performed for PFO diagnosis and correlated its findings with cTEE. Patients were submitted to a cTCD standardized technique and were divided in two groups according to RLS: Group 1, patients with a positive RLS and Group 2 when RLS was negative. RESULTS: 29 (65% patients were included in group 1 and 16 (35% in group 2. PFO confirmation by cTEE was performed in 28 (62% patients. cTCD had a 92.85% sensitivity, 82.35% specificity, 89.65% positive predictive value and 87.5% negative predictive value when compared to cTEE for PFO diagnosis. CONCLUSION: Standardized technique cTCD allows for RLS visualization in PFO patients with a good correlation with cTEE and can be used as a screening test before cTEE.A comunicação direita-esquerda (CDE pode ser identificada por Doppler transcraniano contrastado (DTCc em pacientes com forame oval patente (FOP. OBJETIVOS: Analisar o DTCc para triagem de FOP comparado a ecocardiografia transesofágica (ETEc. MÉTODO: Realizamos 45 exames de DTCc para diagnóstico de FOP e correlacionamos com os achados do ETEc. Os pacientes foram submetidos a técnica padronizada e divididos em dois grupos conforme a positividade do exame. RESULTADOS: 29 (65% pacientes foram incluídos no grupo 1 (CDE positiva e 16 (35% no grupo 2 (CDE negativa. A confirmação do FOP pelo ETEc ocorreu em 28 (62% pacientes. O DTCc apresentou sensibilidade de 92,85%, especificidade de 82,35%, valor preditivo positivo de 89,65% e valor preditivo negativo de 87,5% comparado ao ETEc para o diagnóstico de FOP. CONCLUSÃO: A técnica padronizada de DTCc possibilita a visualização de CDE em pacientes com FOP com boa correlação com o ETEc.

  17. AVALIAÇÃO DAS BOAS PRÁTICAS EM UNIDADE DE ALIMENTAÇÃO E NUTRIÇÃO NO MUNICÍPIO DE CONTAGEM-MG

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    Jackline Freitas Brilhante de SÃO JOSÉ

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    Full Text Available As unidades de alimentação e nutrição são responsáveis pelo fornecimento de refeições balanceadas e dentro de condições higiênico-sanitárias satisfatórias. Com este estudo, objetivou-se avaliar as condições físicas e higiênico-sanitárias em uma unidade de alimentação e nutrição institucional quanto ao atendimento a regulamentos federais sobre boas práticas. Foi realizado estudo transversal em uma Unidade de Alimentação e Nutrição institucional que distribuía 320 refeições por dia. Para avaliação utilizou-se a lista de verifi cação proposta no Anexo II da Resolução RDC 275/2002. O controle de temperatura das preparações e dos equipamentos foi realizado utilizando planilha de controle da própria unidade. A avaliação por blocos evidenciou que o maior percentual de adequação foi verifi cado no bloco manipuladores e o maior percentual de inadequação, no bloco documentação. Quanto à avaliação das preparações, as quentes apresentaram melhor adequa- ção no que se refere a temperaturas analisadas, destacando o resultado obtido para o arroz e o feijão, que atingiram 100% de adequação. Temperaturas inferiores a 60ºC foram identifi cadas para guarnição, prato principal e opção. Para as preparações frias, especifi camente saladas, foram detectadas inadequações, considerando o valor inferior a 10ºC como temperatura aceitável. Entre os equipamentos quentes de distribuição, o balcão foi o que apresentou maior percentual de adequação no turno do almoço e jantar (100%. Assim, a UAN obteve 75% de adequação, considerando o total de itens aplicáveis, e, por meio do critério empregado, fi cou classifi cada no Grupo 2. A correção das inadequações é necessária para garantir a segurança na produção de refei- ções oferecidas pela unidade.

  18. Gestão da segurança e saúde no trabalho em empresas produtoras de baterias automotivas: um estudo para identificar boas práticas Management of occupational health and safety in automotive battery companies: a study to identify best practices

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    Otávio José de Oliveira; Alessandra Bizan de Oliveira; Renan Augusto de Almeida

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    A gestão da Segurança e Saúde no Trabalho (SST) reduz riscos de acidentes, promove a saúde e a satisfação dos trabalhadores, melhora os resultados operacionais e a imagem das organizações, sobretudo daquelas do setor industrial. Este artigo tem como principal objetivo identificar, a partir do método de estudo de caso duplo, boas práticas e principais dificuldades relacionadas à gestão da SST em empresas fabricantes de baterias automotivas da região centro-oeste do Estado de São Paulo. A colet...

  19. AVALIAÇÃO DAS CONDIÇÕES DE HIGIENE E DA ADEQUAÇÃO ÀS BOAS PRÁTICAS EM UNIDADES DE ALIMENTAÇÃO E NUTRIÇÃO NO MUNICÍPIO DE PORTO ALEGRE – RS

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    Jozi Fagundes de MELLO

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available As unidades de alimentação e nutrição (UANs vêm aumentando sua atuação no mercado de refei- ções coletivas e são classificadas como o terceiro maior local de ocorrência de doenças transmitidas por alimentos no Brasil. O fator primordial para diminuir a ocorrência destas doenças é o uso contínuo das boas práticas, que são procedimentos que contribuem para a produção de um alimento seguro e de qualidade. Neste estudo foi avaliada a adequa- ção de sete UANs, de grande porte, às boas práticas e verifi cada a higiene de superfícies. A avaliação da adequação às boas práticas ocorreu por meio da aplicação da lista de verificação com base na Portaria 78/09-RS. A avaliação da higiene das superfícies, por meio da técnica de Trifosfato de Adenosina bioluminescência, apontou que 13 entre as 39 superfícies analisadas foram classificadas como insatisfatórias. Todas as UANs apresentaram menos de 50% de conformidade frente à lista de verificação. Destacam-se os itens Higienização, Preparação do alimento, Armazenagem e transporte do alimento preparado, como os itens com maiores percentuais de não-conformidades. Os itens Abastecimento de água e Controle de pragas foram 100% conformes em todas as UANs. Os resultados demonstram que é imprescindível que estas UANs revejam os procedimentos de higiene e executem de forma efetiva as boas prá- ticas nas rotinas de produção e distribuição de alimentos.

  20. BOAS与ASTRAL评分预测急性缺血性脑卒中患者3月不良预后的价值%BOAS vs ASTRAL Score in Predicting the 3-month Unfavorable Outcome of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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    Objective To study the clinical values of the Bologna Outcome Algorithm for Stroke (BOAS) and the Acute Stroke Registry and Analysis of Lausanne (ASTRAL)Score in evaluating 3-month unfavorable outcome after Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS). Methods The clinical data and of 305 consecutive patients with AIS admit ed from January 2013 to April 2014 were col ected in this research. Al patients were evaluated according to BOAS Score and ASTRAL Score criteria. Areas under the curve were calculated to quantify the prognostic value and compared with the values between BOAS and ASTRAL Score in predicting. Unfavorable outcome was assessed as a modified Rankin Scale score >2 at 3 months. Calibration was assessed by comparing predicted and observed probability of unfavorable outcome using Pearson correlation coef icient.Results Al patients appeared functional disability (modified Rankin score> 2) or the death of a poor prognosis 115 cases (37.7%) within 3 months.The AUC of BOAS and ASTRAL Score for 3 months were 0.859( =0.000,95%CI:0.804-0.914)and 0.812( =0.000,95%CI:0.750~0.875)respectively.Conclusion BOAS and ASTRAL score assessment of acute ischemic stroke patients with poor prognosis three months have bet er predictive value, is conducive to clinical decision making.%目的比较博洛尼亚卒中结局算法(BOAS)与洛桑卒中评分(ASTRAL)评估急性缺血性脑卒中(AIS)患者3个月不良预后的预测价值。方法收集2013年1月~2014年4月我院305例急性缺血性脑卒中患者的临床资料,比较BOAS与ASTRAL评分预测缺血性脑卒中的3个月的不良预后,并绘制受试工作者特征曲线下面积(AUC),以卒中后3个月的死亡率或功能残障(改良Rankin评分>2分为不良预后),应用Pearson相关分析评估实际与预期结局事件的关联程度。结果全组患者3个月出现功能残障(改良Rankin评分>2)或死亡的不良预后有115例(37.7%);BOAS和ASTRAL评分预测3个

  1. Avaliação do estágio de adoção das boas práticas de fabricação pelas indústrias de sorvete da região metropolitana de Curitiba (PR)

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    Mikilita, Ivana Saldanha

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    Resumo: O sorvete é o produto lácteo obtido pelo congelamento de uma mistura pasteurizada de ingredientes. A adoção das boas práticas de fabricação (BPF) e do sistema de análise de perigos e pontos críticos de controle (APPCC) pelos estabelecimentos é indispensável para assegurar a qualidade e a segurança dos produtos e para permitir a sobrevivência e a competitividade das mesmas no mercado. O objetivo geral deste trabalho foi elaborar um plano de análise de perigos e pontos críticos de contr...

  2. Utilização de Placas de polipropileno e fios de náilon na técnica de fixação espinhal segmentar modificada em uma jibóia Polypropylene plates and nylon suture in a modified technique of segmental spinal fixation in a redtail boa

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    Simone Borges Salgueiro De Simone; Mariana Batista Andrade; Líria Queiroz Luz Hirano; Flávia Resende Martins Costa; André Luiz Quagliatto Santos

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    Um exemplar adulto de Boa constrictor com histórico de atropelamento foi atendido no Hospital Veterinário. Exames clínico e radiográfico identificaram a presença de uma luxação no terço médio da coluna vertebral. O paciente foi submetido à estabilização cirúrgica da lesão, em que se avaliou a eficácia de uma variação da técnica de fixação espinhal segmentar modificada. O segmento foi estabilizado através da fixação e placas plásticas sob forma de hemicerclagem nos corpos vertebrais, com auxíl...

  3. Metodologia para avaliação das boas práticas de fabricação em indústrias de pão de queijo Methodology for evalution of good manufacturing practices in industries of cheese roll

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    Renata Graça Pinto Tomich

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou adaptar uma metodologia para a avaliação da aplicação das Boas Práticas de Fabricação (BPF em indústrias de massas congeladas de pães de queijo. Foram utilizados nove questionários englobando perguntas pertinentes à avaliação das condições de infra-estrutura, higienização e processamento adotados nessas indústrias. Para a avaliação quantitativa dos dados, cada item dos questionários foi classificado como recomendável, necessário ou imprescindível e pontuado (1, 2 e 4 pontos, respectivamente. Os questionários foram aplicados a uma indústria de pão de queijo localizada em Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. A pontuação ponderada do estabelecimento (PPE foi calculada atribuindo-se pesos calculados em função da freqüência relativa dos itens imprescindíveis de cada bloco. A PPE foi utilizada para a classificação da indústria como excelente, muito boa, boa, regular ou ruim. Para certificar a eficiência da metodologia, a mesma indústria foi avaliada por análises microbiológicas das matérias-primas, das massas congeladas de pão de queijo, do ar ambiente, das mãos dos manipuladores de alimentos e dos equipamentos e utensílios. A metodologia empregada foi eficiente para avaliar a aplicação das BPF e que a ponderação dos blocos permitiu uma boa avaliação do estabelecimento, dando-se maior importância (peso maior aos blocos relacionados diretamente com a qualidade e segurança do produto.This work aimed the adaptation of methodology for the evaluation of application of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP in industries of cheese roll. Nine questionnaires were used including pertinent questions to evaluation of structure, sanitary and processing conditions in the industry. For the evaluation of data, each item of the checklists was classified as advisable, necessary or indispensable and punctuated (1, 2 and 4 points, respectively. Questionnaires were applied in an industry of cheese roll

  4. Efeitos prejudiciais na saúde humana derivados por ingestão de nitratos na zona vulnerável nº1 (freguesias: Apúlia, Fão) e na zona não vulnerável (freguesias: Fonte Boa, Gandra, Gemeses, Rio Tinto)

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    Vale, Bruno da Costa do; Haie, Naim

    2006-01-01

    Inserido na área Hidráulica e Ambiente, este trabalho foi desenvolvido nas freguesias de Apúlia e Fão (pertencentes à Zona Vulnerável n.º 1) e nas freguesias de Fonte Boa, Gandra, Gemeses e Rio Tinto. Teve como objectivos recolher dados relativos à evolução de doenças que poderão ter origem na ingestão de nitratos em excesso, o número de doenças por freguesia, avaliar a percepção das populações da gravidade do problema e retirar as devidas conclusões acerca dos efeitos dos nitratos nestas pop...

  5. Aplicação do sistema de gestão da qualidade BPF (boas práticas de fabricação na indústria de produtos farmacêuticos veterinários The usage of the GMP (good manufacturing practices quality management system for veterinary pharmaceutical industries

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    Felipe Araújo Calarge

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A necessidade de desenvolvimento de métodos de controle e gestão da qualidade tem se colocado como um fator de melhoria da competitividade e permanência das empresas em seus setores de atuação. No entanto, em alguns segmentos industriais, o controle e a gestão da qualidade se dão considerando também exigências de atendimento a normas e legislações governamentais, como é o caso do segmento de empresas fabricantes de produtos veterinários no Brasil. Este artigo descreve os principais aspectos e resultados de uma pesquisa tipo survey realizada com o objetivo de analisar se as empresas fabricantes de produtos veterinários estão se estruturando para aplicarem as boas práticas de fabricação, como um sistema de controle e gestão da qualidade. Por meio da condução de um levantamento bibliográfico, foram descritos aspectos relativos ao contexto de competitividade do agronegócio e do mercado de produtos veterinários, bem como dos principais tópicos relativos às bases normativas com ênfase nas boas práticas de fabricação. A execução da pesquisa se deu por meio da condução de uma survey em empresas do segmento farmacêutico veterinário, buscando-se caracterizar o método de pesquisa adotado, bem como relatos e dados obtidos. O trabalho conclui que as empresas fabricantes de produtos veterinários estão implantando as Boas Práticas de Fabricação, e demonstra, entre outros aspectos, que isto está motivado por uma gestão eficaz de seus recursos produtivos ao invés de um mero atendimento da legislação governamental.The need to develop quality control and management methods has been faced as an improvement factor for the competitiveness and permanence of companies in their sectors. Nonetheless, in some industrial segments, this situation of quality control and management also occurs considering the demands for complying with governmental standards and legislations, such as the segment of industries manufacturing

  6. Instrumento de avaliação das Boas Práticas em Unidades de Alimentação e Nutrição Escolar: da concepção à validação Instrument for assessment of best practices in school food and nutrition units: from design to validation

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    Sueli Maria da Silva

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é elaborar e validar instrumento de avaliação das Boas Práticas para Unidades de Alimentação e Nutrição Escolares. Estudo desenvolvido na cidade de Santos, realizado em dois momentos: 1 Elaboração da Lista de Verificação das Boas Práticas na Alimentação Escolar (Lista de Verificação BPAE e; 2 Validação da Lista de Verificação BPAE com aplicação desta e de outras duas listas de referência em 76 escolas municipais. A sensibilidade e a especificidade foram estimadas por meio da Curva ROC - Receiver Operating Characteristics e a lista de verificação foi avaliada de acordo com a escala de Likert. Os blocos temáticos receberam pesos para o cálculo do percentual de adequação. Após aplicação das listas nas escolas foi observado valor de área sob a curva de 0,79 em relação à lista SS-196 e 0,85 para a Portaria 542/2006, indicando boa capacidade da Lista de Verificação BPAE em identificar inadequações. Esta lista recebeu avaliação positiva dos nutricionistas da alimentação escolar revelando que a mesma auxiliará na tomada de decisões para o controle de qualidade. A Lista de Verificação de BPAE elaborada e validada pode se constituir em importante instrumento para o controle de qualidade da alimentação escolar.The scope of this study was to elaborate and validate an assessment tool for Best Practices in School Food and Nutrition Units. For this purpose a survey was conducted in the city of Santos (São Paulo - Brazil, in two stages: 1 Preparation of a Checklist for Best Practices in School Food and Nutrition Units (BPAE checklist. 2 Validation of the BPAE checklist. This checklist was applied in 76 public schools along with two other reference checklists. Sensitivity and specificity were estimated using the Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC Curve and the checklist was evaluated by application of the Likert scale. The thematic groups received weights to calculate the percentage

  7. Avaliação dos óleos e gorduras de fritura de estabelecimentos comerciais da cidade de Campinas/ SP. As boas práticas de fritura estão sendo atendidas?
    Evaluation of frying fats and oils from commercial establishments of the city of Campinas/SP.

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    C. C. OSAWA

    2010-09-01

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    A fritura é um método rápido de cocção, em que há transferência de calor do óleo de fritura para o alimento, propiciando características sensoriais únicas de aroma, textura e sabor. Por ser um método bastante conveniente, é amplamente empregado em serviços de alimentação. No entanto, a qualidade dos alimentos fritos depende principalmente do tipo e da qualidade do óleo usado na fritura. Devido à ação da água presente nos alimentos à elevada temperatura de fritura (em torno de 180ºC e ao oxigênio do ar, ocorre uma série de reações químicas, gerando compostos de degradação que nem sempre são benéfi cos à saúde. Por conta disso, o descarte do óleo de fritura deve ser monitorado, através de métodos físico-químicos, tais como ácidos graxos livres e compostos polares. Atualmente, não há legislação no Brasil para avaliar os óleos descartados. Há apenas recomendações de boas práticas de fritura. Este trabalho objetivou, portanto, avaliar o processo de fritura de 13 estabelecimentos comerciais de Campinas/SP, analisar os óleos descartados e recomendar medidas corretivas. Os resultados deste estudo comprovaram que, embora os estabelecimentos careçam de informações sobre o processo de fritura, os óleos e gorduras descartados, em geral, não apresentaram condições abusivas de uso e poderiam ser utilizados por mais tempo. Embora nada se possa afi rmar sobre a qualidade sensorial dos alimentos fritos e aceitação dos consumidores, é de extrema importância o atendimento às boas práticas de frituras por parte dos produtores de alimentos fritos.

  8. Utilização de Placas de polipropileno e fios de náilon na técnica de fixação espinhal segmentar modificada em uma jibóia Polypropylene plates and nylon suture in a modified technique of segmental spinal fixation in a redtail boa

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    Simone Borges Salgueiro De Simone

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Um exemplar adulto de Boa constrictor com histórico de atropelamento foi atendido no Hospital Veterinário. Exames clínico e radiográfico identificaram a presença de uma luxação no terço médio da coluna vertebral. O paciente foi submetido à estabilização cirúrgica da lesão, em que se avaliou a eficácia de uma variação da técnica de fixação espinhal segmentar modificada. O segmento foi estabilizado através da fixação e placas plásticas sob forma de hemicerclagem nos corpos vertebrais, com auxílio de fio de náilon n. 0 e a síntese tecidual finalizou o procedimento. No pós-operatório, instituiu-se a antibioticoterapia, curativos locais diários e restrição de espaço até a cicatrização total do ferimento. A variação da técnica mostrou ser eficaz no realinhamento e estabilização anatômica da luxação do segmento vertebral para a serpente em questão.An adult exemplar of Boa constrictor with a history of overthrowing was send to the Veterinary Hospital. Clinical and radiographic examinations identified the presence of a dislocation in the third middle of the spine. The patient was submitted to a surgical correction of the lesion, which evaluated the effectiveness of a variation of the modified technique of segmental spinal fixation. The segment was stabilized by fixing plastic plates in the form of hemicerclage in the vertebral bodies, with nylon n.0, and tissue synthesis completed the procedure. Postoperatively, it was instituted antibiotic therapy, daily curatives and space restrictions until the complete healing of the wound. The variation of the technique has proved to be safe and effective for the snake of this study, promoting the realignment and stabilization of the anatomical vertebral segment.

  9. Vibrios among patients of good socioeconomic conditions during the cholera epidemic in Recife, Brazil Vibriões coléricos e não coléricos entre pacientes de boas condições sódo-econômicas durante a epidemia de coléra no Recife, Brasil

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    Vera Magalhães

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    Full Text Available Between March and July, 1992, we screened for Vibrio all fecal samples submitted for bacteriologic diagnosis at a private clinical laboratory in Recife. Of 1435 cultures examined only 1 (0.07% was positive for V.cholerae 01, biovar Eltor, serovar Inaba, but 17 (1.2% yielded non-cholera Vibrio (V.cholerae non-01; V.fluvialis; V.furnissii, V.parahaemolyticus and Vibrio spp. Thus, V.cholerae 01, differently of other enteropathogenic vibrios, spared individuals of good socioeconomic conditions even during the cholera epidemic, which made hundreds of victims in the neighboring slums.Entre março e julho de 1992, pesquisou-se Vibrio em todos os espécimes fecais enviados para diagnóstico bacteriológico a um laboratório clínico privado do Recife. De 1435 culturas examinadas apenas 1 (0.07% foi positiva para V.cholerae 01, biovar Eltor, sorovar Inaba, porém 17 (1,2% forneceram outras espécies de Vibrio (V.cholerae nao-01; V.fluvialis; V.furnissii; V.parahaemolyticus e Vibrio spp. Portanto, V.cholerae 01, diferentemente de outros vibriões entero patogênicos, poupou indivíduos de boas condições sócio-econômicas, mesmo durante uma epidemia de cólera que atingiu centenas de pessoas nas favelas vizinhas.

  10. Discourse analysis and the use of media in the good neighbor policy Análise do Discurso e o uso dos meios de comunicação na Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança.

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    Isaias Albertin Moraes

    2012-05-01

    Brasil, na Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança do governo de Franklin Delano Roosevelt, presidente dos Estados Unidos da América – EUA de 1933 a 1945. A realização de uma pesquisa que identifique a importância e as aplicações dos instrumentos midiáticos e culturais na Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança justifica-se e encontra sua relevância para melhor aproveitamento e amplo conhecimento dos variados instrumentos das Relações Internacionais. Os meios comunicacionais e a cultura, não raramente, são menosprezados na formulação da política externa dos Estados, porém, quando utilizados estrategicamente, são capazes de agirem sobre o coletivo e as nações, forjando as linhas de influência em dada conjuntura. Primeiramente, o estudo procurou traçar um panorama sobre os preceitos essenciais da Análise do Discurso, valendo-se, mormente, dos estudos de Michel Foucault. Posteriormente, foi realizado um breve levantamento bibliográfico e histórico, de fontes primárias e secundárias, com vistas a apresentar a produção discursiva da Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança e suas principais diretrizes para a América Latina, sobretudo, para o Brasil.  O artigo procurou, ademais, sintetizar, na terceira parte do texto, as premissas fundamentais do uso dos meios de comunicação, essencialmente, a publicidade, o rádio e o cinema, para além de seu caráter informativo e de sua função de entretenimento. De posse desse conjunto de elementos, a pesquisa intentou verificar, no período em questão, a relevância dos mecanismos comunicacionais para construção de valores, entendimentos, ideais e identidades. O trabalho inferiu, por fim, que os aspectos culturais produzidos pela Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança e vendidos aos demais países latino-americanos divulgaram estilos de vida, conceitos, visões e foi uma das primeiras exportações de versões idealizadas do American way of Life.

  11. BoA: a versatile software for bolometer data reduction

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    Schuller, F.

    2012-01-01

    Together with the development of the Large APEX Bolometer Camera (LABOCA) for the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), a new data reduction package has been written. This software naturally interfaces with the telescope control system, and provides all functionalities for the reduction, analysis and visualization of bolometer data. It is used at APEX for real time processing of observations performed with LABOCA and other bolometer arrays, providing feedback to the observer. Written in an ea...

  12. Gestão da segurança e saúde no trabalho em empresas produtoras de baterias automotivas: um estudo para identificar boas práticas Management of occupational health and safety in automotive battery companies: a study to identify best practices

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    Otávio José de Oliveira

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A gestão da Segurança e Saúde no Trabalho (SST reduz riscos de acidentes, promove a saúde e a satisfação dos trabalhadores, melhora os resultados operacionais e a imagem das organizações, sobretudo daquelas do setor industrial. Este artigo tem como principal objetivo identificar, a partir do método de estudo de caso duplo, boas práticas e principais dificuldades relacionadas à gestão da SST em empresas fabricantes de baterias automotivas da região centro-oeste do Estado de São Paulo. A coleta de dados se deu por meio de observação in loco, análise de documentos e entrevistas semiestruturadas com gestores e colaboradores. O trabalho revelou que o apoio da alta direção e da área de Recursos Humanos e a participação ativa dos colaboradores são determinantes para o sucesso deste sistema e que as principais dificuldades na sua gestão advêm de falhas na comunicação, inexistência de indicadores de SST e ausência de visão estratégica para segurança.Occupational Health and Safety management (OSH reduces the risk of accidents, promotes worker health and satisfaction and improves operational results and the image of organizations, especially those in the industrial sector. The main objective of this paper is to identify best practices and the main difficulties related to OSH management at automobile battery manufacturers in the midwest of the State of São Paulo, using the double case study method. Data was collected using on-site observation, document analysis and semi-structured interviews with managers and collaborators. The study revealed that support by top management, Human Resources and the active participation of collaborators are determining factors for the system's success and that the main difficulties in its management are failures in communication, nonexistence of OSH indicators and the lack of a strategic vision for safety.

  13. Cuidados Centrados na Família: impacto da formação e de um manual de boas práticas em pediatria Cuidados Centrados en la Familia: impacto de la formación y de un manual de buenas prácticas en pediatria Family-centered care: impact of training and a best practice guide in pediatrics

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    Marta Isabel Correia Gaio Apolinário

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Os Cuidados Centrados na Família (CCF constituem uma nova conceção do cuidar pediátrico em que as necessidades das Famílias e Crianças são centrais nesse processo. No entanto, na prática, a sua aplicação nas unidades hospitalares é ainda deficiente, sendo emergente o empenho para que esta filosofia de cuidados se efetive na prática diária dos Enfermeiros. Realizou-se um estudo quase experimental tipo pré teste, pós teste sem grupo de controlo, baseado numa metodologia quantitativa, cujos objetivos foram avaliar o impacto da formação e de um manual de boas práticas nos conhecimentos dos Enfermeiros e na sua perceção quanto à aplicação dos CCF em Pediatria. Da amostra fizeram parte 24 Enfermeiros de um serviço de pediatria a quem foram aplicados três questionários. Confirmou-se que existe diferença positiva nos conhecimentos dos Enfermeiros sobre os CCF e na sua perceção quanto à aplicação desta filosofia na prática diária antes e depois da formação e da implementação do manual de boas práticas, o que demonstra o impacto e eficácia da intervenção desenvolvida na efetivação desta filosofia nas unidades pediátricas.Los cuidados centrados en la familia (CCF constituyen una nueva concepción del cuidar pediátrico en que las necesidades de las familias y de los niños son centrales en dicho proceso. Sin embargo, en realidad, su aplicación en las unidades hospitalarias sigue siendo insuficiente, a pesar de que haya surgido un esfuerzo para que esta filosofía de atención forme parte efectiva de la práctica diaria de los enfermeros. Se realizó un estudio casi experimental, de tipo pre-test y con un post-test sin grupo de control, basado en una metodología cuantitativa, cuyos objetivos fueron evaluar el impacto de la formación y de un manual de buenas prácticas en los conocimientos de los enfermeros y en su percepción con respecto a la aplicación de los CCF en pediatría. La muestra consistió en 24

  14. Dietas enterais não industrializadas: análise microbiológica e verificação de boas práticas de preparação Non industrialized enteral diets: microbiological analysis and verification of good preparation practices

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    Angélica Aparecida Maurício

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a adequação das áreas de produção e o nível de contaminação microbiana de dietas enterais utilizadas em três hospitais privados da Região Noroeste do Paraná. MÉTODOS: A análise das Boas Práticas de Preparação da Nutrição Enteral seguiu a Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada nº 63/2000, da Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, e as análises microbiológicas das 15 amostras de dietas enterais seguiram as recomendações da Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada nº 12/2001, da Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, nas quais foram pesquisados bolores e leveduras, bactérias mesófilas, coliformes a 35 e 45ºC, Estafilococos coagulase positiva, Salmonella sp. e Bacillus cereus. RESULTADOS: A maior porcentagem para as Não Conformidades foi do hospital HS (61% e a menor do hospital HT (43,5%. Foi observada, em 100% das amostras dos hospitais HP e HT, contaminação por coliformes a 45ºC acima do padrão de referência da Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada nº 12/2001 e 60% das amostras do hospital HS apresentaram contaminação por coliformes a 35ºC acima do limite aceitável. As amostras encontravam-se dentro dos padrões para Estafilococos coagulase positiva, Salmonella sp., Bacillus cereus e bactérias mesófilas. Nos hospitais HT e HP a contaminação por bolores e leveduras estava acima do padrão permitido pela legislação. Os resultados das análises mostraram que a contaminação das dietas está relacionada ao tipo de ingrediente utilizado e ao excesso de manipulação. CONCLUSÃO: Conclui-se que as boas práticas de preparação da nutrição enteral não estavam de acordo com a Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada nº 63/2000 e que os hospitais estavam inadequados para preparar esse tipo de alimento.OBJECTIVE: To verify the degree of suitability of production areas and the level of microbial contamination in enteral diets used in three private hospitals in the Northwest region of Paran

  15. Milk quality improvement after implantation of good manufacturing practices in milking in 19 cities of the central region of Paraná / Melhoria da qualidade do leite a partir da implantação de boas práticas de higiene na ordenha em 19 municípios da região central do Paraná

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    Livia Cavaletti Corrêa da Silva

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The milk production in Brazil presents efficiency and quality problems concerning the raw material, reducing its competitiveness. The poor quality of raw milk is associated with faults in handling and milking hygiene conditions, high indices of mastitis, inadequate maintenance and disinfection of the equipment, inefficient or inexistent refrigeration, disqualified workforce, among others. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of implantation of simple, inexpensive and easily adopted Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP on dairy farms. Quality parameters researched were total bacterial count (TBC and somatic cell count (SCC, which indicates respectively milking hygiene and mammary gland health. Forty six raw milk samples from 19 cities of the central region of Paraná were analyzed, among them, 32 (69,57% had manual milking and 14 (30,43% mechanic milking. The implantation of GMP resulted in average reduction of 87,90% to TBC on manual milking farms and 86,99% on mechanic milking farms. Regarding SCC, the average reduction was 33,94% in manual milking farms and 51,85% in mechanics milking farms. The implemented practices had shown efficient in all of the studied conditions of production and installations.O setor leiteiro brasileiro apresenta problemas de eficiência produtiva e de qualidade da matéria-prima e, por isso, perde em competitividade. A má qualidade do leite cru está relacionada a fatores como deficiências no manejo e higiene da ordenha, índices elevados de mastite, manutenção e desinfecção inadequadas dos equipamentos, refrigeração ineficiente ou inexistente e mão de obra desqualificada, entre outros. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência da implantação de Boas Práticas na ordenha na ordenha, simples e baratas, que pudessem ser facilmente introduzidas pelos produtores de leite. Os parâmetros de qualidade considerados foram a contagem de células somáticas (CCS, indicativo de sanidade da gl

  16. FOOD SAFETY OF MINAS TRADITIONAL CHEESE OF SERRO, MINAS GERAIS STATE, BRAZIL, AS A RESULT OF GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES SEGURANÇA ALIMENTAR DO QUEIJO MINAS ARTESANAL DO SERRO, MINAS GERAIS, EM FUNÇÃO DA ADOÇÃO DE BOAS PRÁTICAS DE FABRICAÇÃO

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    Lívia Beatriz Almeida Fontes

    2009-10-01

    ência das Boas Práticas, no processamento do Queijo Minas Artesanal do Serro, expõe o mesmo a muitas fontes de contaminação e compromete sua qualidade, podendo afetar a saúde do consumidor. Buscando identificar os principais pontos de contaminação do processo de obtenção do leite, fabricação do queijo e suas correlações com a contaminação microbiológica, foi aplicado um questionário estruturado e coletadas amostras de queijos, para pesquisa de coliformes 30ºC, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus e mesófilos aeróbios. Os pontos identificados, que apresentaram relação com as análises microbiológicas dos queijos, foram: insalubridade das queijarias, presença de animais domésticos e higiene dos manipuladores. É fundamental o treinamento dos produtores, para a adoção das medidas corretivas e preventivas, com o objetivo de minimizar ou evitar a contaminação do Queijo Minas Artesanal.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Queijo Minas Artesanal; Staphylococcus aureus; Escherichia coli.

  17. Evaluation and implementation of good pratices in main points of microbiological contamination in milk production/ Avaliação e implantação de boas práticas nos principais pontos de contaminação microbiológica na produção leiteira

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    Mykell S. Pereira

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available In order to improve the microbiological quality of Brazilian milk and dairy products some measures have been implemented in the milk-producing sector throughout the years, such as milk refrigeration and bulk collection. Refrigeration is a very efficient procedure, however allows psychrotrophics multiplication, which are largely found in milk produced in poor hygienic conditions. To assure and improve the microbiologic quality of milk turns out to be necessary the implementation of hygienic measures, known as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP. In this study, several hygienic practices were tested in the main contamination points in milk production, previously determined: teats (different chlorine concentrations pre-dipping, cans and bulk tanks (hygienic techniques and residual water (elimination. The recommended practices were picked up considering their efficiency in microbial reduction, practiced and economic viability. When the practices were all applied, reduction in microbial counts was observed. After 48 hours the final and refrigerated milk showed a reduction of 11.95x106 CFU/mL to 12.48x103 CFU/mL of mesophilic aerobes, and a reduction of 18.10x106 CFU/mL to 5.38x103 CFU/mL of psychrotrophics. The results show that the procedures proposed by LIPOA is efficient, viable and easily adopted by milk farmers, representing an important alternative in producing high quality milk.Buscando a melhoria da qualidade microbiológica de leite e derivados produzidos no Brasil, nos últimos anos algumas medidas vêm sendo implantadas na produção leiteira como a refrigeração e coleta a granel. A refrigeração é um procedimento eficiente no controle de aeróbios mesófilos, mas permite multiplicação de psicrotróficos, encontrados em altas contagens em leite produzido com pouca higiene. Para garantia e melhoraria da qualidade microbiológica do leite é necessária a implantação de medidas higiênicas, conhecidas como Boas Práticas de Produ

  18. An overview of the South American fossil squamates.

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    Albino, Adriana María; Brizuela, Santiago

    2014-03-01

    The evolution of squamates in South America is the result of the complex geological and paleoclimatic history of this part of the world. The incomplete and episodic fossil record allows us to know only a small part of this evolution. Most Mesozoic squamate remains come from the Patagonian region, but remarkable specimens have also been recovered from Brazil. Both major squamate clades (Iguania and Scleroglossa) are present in the South American Mesozoic. Remains of Mesozoic snakes are common and diverse in Cretaceous deposits, including some of the most primitive terrestrial forms. Paleogene and Neogene squamate remains have been recognized from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Paleogene lizard record appears to be scarce in comparison to that of the Mesozoic, whereas snakes show an important Paleogene diversity. At least two extant boid snakes appeared during this epoch (Boa and Corallus). The South American Miocene included some extant genera of Iguania, Teiidae, and Boidae but extinct genera were also present. "Colubrids" appeared at the early Miocene, whereas the first viperid is known from the late Miocene. Most of the Paleogene and early Neogene squamate families and genera have been recognized outside their current range of distribution following favorable climatic conditions for ectothermic vertebrates. During the latest Miocene and Pliocene few extant squamate taxa are found to occur outside their present distribution. The earliest amphisbaenian of South America is known from the Pliocene. Most Pleistocene and Holocene squamate remains are assigned to living genera, and some extant species were recognized. PMID:24482358

  19. Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Soft Tissue Tumours in Snakes: A Retrospective Study of 33 Cases.

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    Dietz, J; Heckers, K O; Aupperle, H; Pees, M

    2016-07-01

    Cutaneous and subcutaneous soft tissue tumours have been rarely described in detail in snakes. Several malignant entities show strikingly similar histological patterns and therefore the term soft tissue sarcoma (STS) has become a standard histopathological diagnosis. The present study characterizes soft tissue tumours in 33 snakes. Samples included 29 surgically excised masses and four carcasses. Additionally, six animals were humanely destroyed and submitted for necropsy examination following tumour recurrence. Benign neoplasms (n = 8) were described as lipomas of varying differentiation. Recurrence was observed in two of five snakes in which the clinical course was recorded. Malignant neoplasms (n = 25) were diagnosed as STS and graded according to a three-point system previously applied to canine STS. Five (20%) of the primary tumours were classified as grade 1, eleven (44%) as grade 2 and nine (36%) as grade 3 sarcomas. Clinically, recurrence of STS was observed in 11 of 17 cases with available follow-up information. Pathologically, multiple cutaneous metastases were found in one grass snake (Natrix natrix), while visceral metastases were observed in one carpet python (Morelia spilota) and two corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus). Metastatic risk appears to increase with histological grade. Surgical excision generally represents the current therapy of choice for STS. This study includes the first reports of conventional lipomas in a ribbon snake (Thamnophis radix), angiolipomas in a black-headed python (Aspidites melanocephalus) and a corn snake as well as of STS in a Jamaican boa (Epicrates subflavus), emerald tree boa (Corallus caninus), grass snake (N. natrix), African house snake (Lamprophis fuliginosus), California kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae) and common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). PMID:27324744

  20. Identification, Characterization, and In Vitro Culture of Highly Divergent Arenaviruses from Boa Constrictors and Annulated Tree Boas: Candidate Etiological Agents for Snake Inclusion Body Disease

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    Stenglein, Mark D.; Sanders, Chris; Kistler, Amy L.; Ruby, J. Graham; Franco, Jessica Y.; Reavill, Drury R.; Dunker, Freeland; DeRisi, Joseph L.

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    ABSTRACT Inclusion body disease (IBD) is an infectious fatal disease of snakes typified by behavioral abnormalities, wasting, and secondary infections. At a histopathological level, the disease is identified by the presence of large eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions in multiple tissues. To date, no virus or other pathogen has been definitively characterized or associated with the disease. Using a metagenomic approach to search for candidate etiologic agents in snakes with confirmed IBD, we ...

  1. A rare case of penetrating ocular injury secondary to a boa constrictor bite.

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    Muthusamy, Kirithika; Flynn, Thomas H; Mearza, Ali A

    2012-02-01

    Penetrating injuries from non-venomous snakebites are, thankfully, rare. They are, however, sight-threatening and the recent trend for using non-venomous snakes as props in the entertainment industry is increasing exposure of this hazard to people with no animal handling training. We report a case of a penetrating corneal injury in a 35 year old woman following a bite from a snake she had been given to hold for a photograph opportunity. The injury was repaired surgically and she had a good visual outcome, largely due to very good fortune in the site and nature of the injury. This case highlights the danger of exposing untrained handlers to snakes in the entertainment industry. PMID:21885327

  2. AS MICRO E PEQUENAS EMPRESAS E AS BOAS PRÁTICAS AMBIENTAIS

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    Klécia Gili Massi; Aline Cristina Perez; Fernando Flores de Almeida; Letícia Novaes Smid; Luciana Aparecida Souto; Vilma Pereira Gomes Dário.

    2010-01-01

    Managers and businessmen are searching for right environmental solutions and their compromising degree is increasing. Although the quantity of micro and small businesses is big, the majority of environmental practices are seen in medium and big business. Therefore, we aimed to identify if micro and small businesses are acknowledged by their good environmental practices. A data bank from an annual prize award that shows good environmental practices was used for the purpose of this article and ...

  3. 75 FR 11808 - Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing the Boa Constrictor, Four Python Species, and Four Anaconda...

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    ... South Florida. The Service published a notice of inquiry in the Federal Register (73 FR 5784; January 31... store or reptile show for as little as $35. The hatchling grows rapidly, even when fed conservatively... America, including dozens of marine and lacustrine islands, and have one of the widest...

  4. Boas práticas agroecológicas em horticultura urbana

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    M. A. Rodrigues; Peixinho, Diana; Nobre, Sílvia; Oliveira, P.; Arrobas, Margarida

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    A agricultura urbana é um fenómeno generalizado em todo o mundo. Nos países em desenvolvimento e nos países desenvolvidos em épocas de crise económica, a criação de espaços para agricultura urbana tem sido um instrumento político de grande valor social que permite aumentar a segurança alimentar e mitigar a pobreza e o desemprego. Recentemente, têm surgido projetos de agricultura urbana em cidades de países desenvolvidos destinados a assegurar atividade social e qualidade de vida aos ...

  5. 75 FR 38069 - Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing the Boa Constrictor, Four Python Species, and Four Anaconda...

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    ... proposed rule (75 FR 11808) to list the Indian python (Python molurus, including Burmese python Python... proposed rule (75 FR 11808; March 12, 2010), draft economic analysis, draft environmental assessment, and U... comments, please refer to the March 12, 2010, proposed rule (75 FR 11808), available online at...

  6. Environmental and deteriorating state analyses of the watershed Riacho do Tronco, Boa Vista, PB, Brazil

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    Ronildo Alcântara Pereira

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available This study proposes, from the subdivision of the watershed of Riacho do Tronco in eight sub-watersheds, to diagnose their potential for land use and occupation, determine the areas of conflicts in land use and the level of environmental deterioration of the watershed as a whole, to support planning and the consequent reduction of the expansion of desertification. Based on GIS analysis and field work, the environmental parameters that allowed the establishment of the roughness coefficient of each sub-watershed were calculated, following the methodology proposed by Rocha (1997 for the classification of the natural potential use of each watershed. The results showed that four sub-watersheds are suitable for agriculture, three for livestock and reforestation and one for reforestation only. It was also possible to diagnose land use and occupation of each one and to determine land use conflicts. This represented by inappropriate use of soil considering the natural vocation of some sub-watershed, as well as the occurrence of bare soil and mining activities that occur in some sub-watersheds. Thus, from the analysis of conflict in land use, areas to be afforested, availability for or intense use of agricultural lands and the estimate of areas where correct management practices have to be implemented, it was observed that the watershed of Riacho do Tronco has 42.7% of its area in deteriorated stage. Therefore, the high level of environmental deterioration is evident, with consequent risk of desertification. In addition, considering that this area is located in the Brazilian semi-arid region with economic activities practiced without conservation concerns, it is necessary that the government and organized society foster sustainable principles in the economic activities in this watershed.

  7. Embedded ARM Control Robotic Arm using BoaWeb server – a Survey

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    Full Text Available In today’s market, the competing microprocessors are ARM (Advanced Risc Microprocessor, Intel, AMD. ARM is preferred since it has been powering portable devices for decades and has simple architecture to keep the energy waste to be minimum. The electronics advancements and embedded technology advancements have become a challenging field in today’s techno world. In paper, the diligent features of embedded systems are introduced. It deals about how a robot is controlled using embedded operating system and ARM. Based on the combination of ARM, DSP and ARM Linux, the robot is controlled. The paper introduces development of embedded robot control system using Wi-Fi and also IOT. The embedded control system design includes four aspects. i.e., system structure, functions, hardware design and software design. By using these aspects (hardware and software adjustments, many robotic applications can be developed. Due to the fast execution speed and reasonable Ethernet speed in ARM processor, this system can be used in industrial oriented applications where there is very much necessity of safety and security.

  8. A Gestalt-terapia na universidade: da f(ô)rma à boa forma

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    Luciana Loyola Madeira Soares

    2009-01-01

    Este texto apresenta uma discussão sobre as características do trabalho de supervisão em Gestalt-terapia nos Serviços de Psicologia Aplicada dos cursos de graduação em Psicologia. Com uma presença que ainda pode ser considerada recente na universidade, a Gestalt-terapia propõe uma abordagem no estágio em Psicologia Clínica que não se confunde com uma formação de gestalt-terapeutas. Sua estratégia passa pelo desdobramento de possibilidades criativas da relação do supervisor com o estagiário e,...

  9. A Gestalt-terapia na universidade: da f(ôrma à boa forma

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    Luciana Loyola Madeira Soares

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Este texto apresenta uma discussão sobre as características do trabalho de supervisão em Gestalt-terapia nos Serviços de Psicologia Aplicada dos cursos de graduação em Psicologia. Com uma presença que ainda pode ser considerada recente na universidade, a Gestalt-terapia propõe uma abordagem no estágio em Psicologia Clínica que não se confunde com uma formação de gestalt-terapeutas. Sua estratégia passa pelo desdobramento de possibilidades criativas da relação do supervisor com o estagiário e, deste, com os clientes em atendimento. A condução do trabalho na supervisão visa à melhor forma possível para configurar a singularidade do aprendizado das habilidades do futuro psicólogo clínico, e, para isso, distancia-se da rigidez das formatações teóricas e de um enquadramento fechado em dispositivos técnicos.

  10. AS CRIANÇAS PEQUENAS SOB UMA BOA GUARDA. SMALL CHILDREN IN SAFE CUSTODY

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    Eric Plaisance

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available As limitações profissionais e de tempo dos pais, as possibilidades institucionais e sociais na guarda e no cuidado das crianças pequenas levaram os sociólogos a redefinir as “idades” da pequena infância: 0-2 anos, a creche; 2-3 anos, o “jardin d’éveil”3; a partir dos três anos, a escola maternal, à qual devemos acrescentar a guarda em casa e, para as classes mais ricas, a empregada doméstica. A partir deentrevistas com pais, E. Plaisance mostra que os interessados ressaltam a liberdade de escolha (mesmo quando as ofertas são raras e reforçam o tom da evidência de que a solução tomada era a melhor para eles e para a criança. Mas as respostas mostram também que eles buscam se informar, segundo meios que favorecem o “boca a boca” e que dão lugar aos fenômenos do rumor. De fato, a “escolha” dos atores é determinada, mas como para se tranquilizar e assumir suaresponsabilidade, eles a descrevem voluntariamente como “livre”.Due to the constraints of parental work schedules, the institutional and social opportunities in minding and caring for young children have grown. This has led sociologists to redefine the 'ages' of early childhood. These are: 0-2, the crèche, 2-3, the kindergarten and from three years old on, play school. To this must be added home care with a child-minder for wealthier classes. Based on interviewswith parents, É. Plaisance shows that those involved put freedom of choice first (even when the choices are rare and the weight of evidence underlines that the solution arrived at was the best for them and their child. But the responses also show that they try to inform themselves by ways that favor word of mouth and giveroom for rumor and hearsay. The 'choice' of those involved is constrained, but as if to reassure themselves and to show that they are assuming their responsibility, they willingly describe it as 'free'.

  11. Determinação de hemogregarina em Boa constrictor constrictor mantidos em cativeiro

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    Monique A. Luz

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo determinar a presença de hemogregarina em boídeos mantidos em cativeiro no Estado do Pará, bem como, relacionar a hemoparasitose com pre-disposição sexual, alterações clínicas e hematológicas e a presença de ectoparasitos. Esta pesquisa teve autorização do Sistema de Autorização e Informação em Biodiversidade do Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis para ser realizado. Utilizaram-se 19 serpentes da família Boidae mantidas em cativeiro, pertencentes ao "Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi" (Belém/PA e "Sítio Xerimbabo" (Santo Antônio do Tauá/PA. A pesquisa de hemogregarina foi realizada em esfregaços sanguíneos examinados no aumento de 400x, enquanto que a parasitemia foi determinada contando- se 550 hemácias em aumento de 1000x. Do total de animais estudados (n=19, nove encontraram-se parasitados (47,36%, não havendo correlação entre presença de hemogregarina, pré-disposição sexual, alterações clínicas e hematológicas nas serpentes hospedeiras. A correlação da hemoparasitose foi detectada apenas quanto à presença de ectoparasitas nas serpentes, no entanto, estudos adicionais são necessários para verificar a prevalência de hemogregarinas em animais mantidos em cativeiro no Estado do Pará, visto que, existe grande lacuna de dados na literatura veterinária especializada no que diz respeito à fauna da região amazônica.

  12. Imaging a boa constrictor--the incomplete double aortic arch syndrome.

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    Narayan, Rajeev L; Kanwar, Anubhav; Jacobi, Adam; Sanz, Javier

    2012-11-01

    Incomplete double aortic arch is a rare anomaly resulting from atresia rather than complete involution in the distal left arch resulting in a non-patent fibrous cord between the left arch and descending thoracic aorta. This anatomic anomaly may cause symptomatic vascular rings, leading to stridor, wheezing, or dysphagia, requiring surgical transection of the fibrous cord. Herein, we describe an asymptomatic 59 year-old man presenting for contrast-enhanced CT angiography to assess cardiac anatomy prior to radiofrequency ablation, who was incidentally found to have an incomplete double aortic arch with hypoplasia of the left arch segment and an aortic diverticulum. Recognition of this abnormality by imaging is important to inform both corrective surgery in symptomatic patients, as well as assist in the planning of percutaneous coronary and vascular interventions. PMID:22542042

  13. Determinação de hemogregarina em Boa constrictor constrictor mantidos em cativeiro

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    Monique A. Luz; Andre M.C. Meneses; Carla C.G. de Moraes; Larissa dos S. Seixas; Dennis J. da S. Lima; Luis A.A. dos S. Ruffeil; Paulo H.G. de Castro; Antonio M. Costa

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    O presente estudo teve como objetivo determinar a presença de hemogregarina em boídeos mantidos em cativeiro no Estado do Pará, bem como, relacionar a hemoparasitose com pre-disposição sexual, alterações clínicas e hematológicas e a presença de ectoparasitos. Esta pesquisa teve autorização do Sistema de Autorização e Informação em Biodiversidade do Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis para ser realizado. Utilizaram-se 19 serpentes da família Boidae mantidas...

  14. BOA: Asbestos pipe-insulation removal robot system, Phase 2. Topical report, January--June 1995

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    Schempf, H.; Bares, J.E.

    1995-06-01

    This report explored the regulatory impact and cost-benefit of a robotic thermal asbestos pipe-insulation removal system over the current manual abatement work practice. The authors are currently in the second phase of a two-phase program to develop a robotic asbestos abatement system, comprised of a ground-based support system (including vacuum, fluid delivery, computing/electronics/power, and other subsystems) and several on-pipe removal units, each sized to handle pipes within a given diameter range. The intent of this study was to (i) aid in developing design and operational criteria for the overall system to maximize cost-efficiency, and (ii) to determine the commercial potential of a robotic pipe-insulation abatement system.

  15. Cardiovascular risk in men aged over 40 in Boa Vista, Brazil

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    Mário Maciel de Lima

    2016-01-01

    Conclusions: Our study highlights a worrying trend in increasing obesity and hypertension, most likely associated with increasingly poor diet and reduced participation in exercises. As the Brazilian population ages, this will drive increasing rates of cardiovascular mortality unless these trends are reversed. This study suggests that such campaigns should focus on men over the age of 40, who are married or divorced and of lower income.

  16. Molecular evidence of Sarcocystis species in captive snakes in Japan.

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    Abe, Niichiro; Matsubara, Katsuki; Tamukai, Kenichi; Miwa, Yasutsugu; Takami, Kazutoshi

    2015-08-01

    Sarcocystis nesbitti, using snakes as the definitive host, is a causative agent of acute human muscular sarcocystosis in Malaysia. Therefore, it is important to explore the distribution and prevalence of S. nesbitti in snakes. Nevertheless, epizootiological information of S. nesbitti in snakes remains insufficient because few surveys have assessed Sarcocystis infection in snakes in endemic countries. In Japan, snakes are popular exotic pet animals that are imported from overseas, but the degree of Sarcocystis infection in them remains unclear. The possibility exists that muscular sarcocystosis by S. nesbitti occurs in contact with captive snakes in non-endemic countries. For a total of 125 snake faecal samples from 67 snake species collected at animal hospitals, pet shops and a zoo, this study investigated the presence of Sarcocystis using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the 18S ribosomal RNA gene (18S rDNA). Four (3.2%) faecal samples were positive by PCR. Phylogenetic analysis of the 18S rDNA sequences obtained from four amplification products revealed one isolate from a beauty snake (Elaphe taeniura), Sarcocystis zuoi, which uses rat snakes as the definitive host. The isolate from a Macklot's python (Liasis mackloti) was closely related with unidentified Sarcocystis sp. from reticulated pythons in Malaysia. The remaining two isolates from tree boas (Corallus spp.) were closely related with Sarcocystis lacertae, Sarcocystis gallotiae and unidentified Sarcocystis sp. from smooth snakes, Tenerife lizards and European shrews, respectively. This report is the first of a study examining the distribution of Sarcocystis species in captive snakes in Japan. PMID:26044884

  17. Boa noite, e boa sorte: determinantes da demissão de ministros envolvidos em escândalos de corrupção no primeiro governo Dilma Rousseff

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    Cletiane Medeiros Araújo

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Quais os determinantes para demissão de ministros? Este artigo analisa a onda de escândalos de corrupção envolvendo ministros do primeiro governo Dilma Rousseff. O desenho de pesquisa combina estatística descritiva e análise multivariada para testar as hipóteses de que notícias sobre escândalos políticos, competição política e gerenciamento da coalizão impactam positivamente na probabilidade de o ministro denunciado deixar a pasta ministerial. O estudo foi realizado a partir da construção de uma base de dados, para a qual foram coletadas 677 notícias de três jornais de larga circulação nacional, a saber: Folha de S. Paulo, O Estado de S. Paulo e O Globo, ao longo dos 17 primeiros meses do governo. Os resultados apontam que quanto maior o número de matérias sobre os escândalos de corrupção do ministro denunciado maior a probabilidade de ele ser demitido. Espera-se, através deste estudo de caso, contribuir para a agenda de pesquisa sobre a relação escândalos políticos/instituições democráticas/accountability, buscando situar esse fenômeno na democracia brasileira recente.

  18. Habilidades de leitura e escrita de crianças disléxicas e boas leitoras

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    Katerina Lukasov

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The work aims to assess the abilities of reading and writing in dyslexic and normal children through the following tests: Sentence Reading Comprehension Test (SRCT, of Sentence Hearing Comprehension Test (SHCT, of Picture-Print Writing Test (PPWT 1.1-Writing, of Picture-Print Matching Test (PPMT 1.1-Choice and Word Reading Competence Test (WRCT. 10 dyslexic children and 10 controls composed the sample. Significant differences was founded in performance of dyslexics in TTWT 1.1-Writing, TTWT 1.1-Choice and WRCT, with inferior performance in relation to the controls. Pearson’s correlations show that children with good performance in WRCT also had good performance in TTWT 1.1-Writing. The execution time of SRCT was raised in the group of dyslexics, but the number of rightness if kept in the average of the control group. These results allows to assess the effectiveness of the methods of evaluation, education and intervention of the pertaining to school tasks in dyslexics, therefore some dyslexics can have equal or superior performance to the one of the reading good children in case that she has the time necessary and enough to carry through its tasks

  19. 75 FR 13264 - Meeting of the Board of Advisors (BOA) to the President, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

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    ... (NPS) AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the... the collaborative exchange and partnership between NPS and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). The board examines the effectiveness with which the NPS is accomplishing its mission. To this end,...

  20. Contabilidade e a sua relevância nas boas práticas de Governança Corporativa

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    Full Text Available The intention to constitute an enterprise under conditions of good Corporate Governance (CG aims to increase the space companies in the market, sustaining competitive advantage and providing a transparent way, the diagnosis of the economic and fi nancial organization through reports accounting and management. The information generated in accounting can contribute to good GC practices. This paper aims to analyze the contribution of accounting for the correct disclosure of business information on good corporate governance practices through the analysis of management reports, companies of the BOVESPA, classifi ed the Novo Mercado, and the Rules of listing on the Novo Mercado. We conclude that the information generated in the accounting are essential to meet various parts of the Listing Rules of the Novo Mercado, as well as serves as a basis for providing data to meet the practices of transparency, fairness, accountability and corporate responsibility.

  1. Tópicos para uma boa análise de dados de estudos empíricos

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    Full Text Available Este artigo discute o processo de análise de dados em sete tópicos: a modelos estatísticos, técnicas estatísticas e diferenciação de "receita estatística"; b a associação da validade das conclusões estatísticas ao processo de delineamento e amostragem; c a diferença e complementaridade da descrição de dados e do teste de hipóteses; d como as hipóteses se relacionam com os testes estatísticos a realizar; e a análise preliminar de dados e sua relevância; f teste de hipótese na perspectiva de Fisher e de Neyman e Pearson; g a apresentação dos dados como um processo comunicacional, e vantagens do uso de normas (APA.

  2. CAPACITAÇÃO DE CRIANÇAS COM DIFICULDADES INTELECTUAIS PARA BOAS PRÁTICAS ALIMENTARES

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    Maria Aurora Boné

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A obesidade é considerada pela Organização Mundial de Saúde uma epidemia do século XXI. Existe evidência científica suficientemente forte que associa as práticas alimentares à obesidade. Os estudos acerca dos hábitos alimentares entre a população com necessidades educativas especiais escasseiam, em Portugal. Este trabalho parte do pressuposto que a capacitação de pessoas com dificuldades intelectuais contribui favoravelmente para as suas escolhas alimentares. Desenvolveu-se com seis alunas institucionalizadas, do terceiro ciclo do ensino básico português, com dificuldades intelectuais, de um agrupamento de escolas do distrito de Portalegre (Portugal, no ano letivo de 2013/2014. Fez-se avaliação antropométrica e observação não participante dos sujeitos, relativamente aos seus hábitos e às suas práticas alimentares, em ambiente escolar. A análise da informação permitiu elaborar um plano de capacitação para escolhas alimentares saudáveis, desenvolvido em função da especificidade de cada sujeito. Os resultados apontam para uma alteração nos comportamentos alimentares no período imediatamente decorrente à implementação do programa de capacitação.

  3. Comunicación química en la boa arco iris Epicrates cenchria alvarezi (Serpentes, Boidae

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    Briguera, Verónica

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available In snakes there are two possible pheromonal sources: skin and cloacal glands. In this work, we tested both secretions in adults of Epicrates cenchria alvarezi as messages transmitters, trying to explain the role that plays this information in the social context of this species. Both secretions have shown to have pheromonal function. Conespecific odors elicited more tongue extrusions than other stimuli did. These results suggest that the snake is capable of discriminating conspecifics based on chemical cues alone.

  4. A nova “boa nova”: marketing de medicamentos e jornalismo científico nas páginas da revista Veja

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    Paulo Vaz

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o status do medicamento na ética contemporânea, mostrando como ele se constrói em oposição ao típico objeto de consumo. Entretanto, não apenas tal separação se mostra problemática teoricamente, como, na prática, induz os laboratórios farmacêuticos a construírem estratégias de marketing que exploram a credibilidade de pessoas e instituições. Procurando estudar a influência (seja direta ou indireta de tais estratégias em matérias jornalísticas sobre saúde, analisamos reportagens sobre saúde da revista Veja.

  5. A formação sociocultural de Boa Vista - Roraima e os povos Macuxi e Wapichana da cidade: processos históricos e sentidos de pertencimento

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    O presente artigo possui como eixo temático a presença das populações indígenas Macuxi e Wapichana na capital de Roraima e está fundamentado na leitura crítica da historiografia produzida sobre a ocupação do território atualmente delimitado como Estado e de seu entorno, a partir do século XVIII. Este recuo visa compreender as relações sociopolíticas, conflitos e demais aspectos que permeiam a ausência dos referidos povos indígenas na história vigente acerca da formação da cidade, assim com...

  6. Austenitic/martensitic welds for the BoA (optimized plant technology) unit Niederaussem K; Austenit-/Martensit-Mischverbinder fuer den BoA-Block Niederaussem K

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    Heitmueller, R. [RWE Energie AG, Essen (Germany); Adamsky, F.J. [Technischer Ueberwachungs-Verein Rheinland e.V., Koeln (Germany); Helmrich, A.; Scheffknecht, G. [ABB ALSTOM Power Combustion GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany)

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    The material concept and the procedure for dissimilar welds have carefully been examined. As a result, the formerly basic concept of a weld connection in the area of the thin-walled unheated tubes has been confirmed. In producing the material for dissimilar connections all possibilities have been utilized to produce the best possible and constant quality. The dissimilar weld has been positioned in the socket area where wall thicknesses can range considerably above the necessary wall thickness of superheater tubes as calculated. Thus all primary stresses of the weld seam could be reduced as far as possible. (orig.) [German] Das Werkstoffkonzept und das Fuegeverfahren zur Herstellung der Mischverbindungen wurden einer kritischen Ueberpruefung unterzogen. Als Ergebnis ist festzuhalten, dass das urspruenglich geplante Grundkonzept einer Schweissverbindung im Bereich duennwandiger unbeheizter Rohre sich bestaetigt hat. Bei der Gestaltung der Mischverbinder wurde darauf geachtet, dass alle Moeglichkeiten genutzt wurden, um sie in moeglichst hoher und gleichbleibender Qualitaet herzustellen. Die Mischverbindung wurde in den Stutzenbereich gelegt, wo die Wanddicke betraechtlich ueber der rechnerisch erforderlichen Wanddicke der Ueberhitzerrohre liegen konnte. Damit wurde erreicht, dass alle primaeren Belastungen der Schweissnaht soweit wie moeglich reduziert wurden. (orig.)

  7. Análise dos aspectos institucionais da regulação de OGMs no Brasil: boas práticas de governança ambiental?

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    Denise Gallo Pizella; Marcelo Pereira de Souza

    2012-01-01

    The release for the planting of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is a controversial issue and requires care because it involves the country’s food security, the sovereignty of producers about seed use and the long-term potential environmental risks. Thus, it is important to analyze how the decision-making structures, both formal and informal, are established to address these issues, i.e. environmental governance of GMOs in Brazil, which is the purpose of this article. Among the good gove...

  8. O Estado da Arte em Educação Inclusiva: O Pensamento de Profissionais Detentores de Boas Práticas

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    Grácio, Maria Luisa; Borralho, António Manuel Águas; Candeias, Adelinda; Pomar, Clarinda; Chaleta, Elisa; Pires, Heldemerina; De Vreese, Jean-Claude; Bernart, Eva; Facó, Carmem; Evans, Jenny; Cabral, Natália; Brodin, Jane; Ljusberg, Ana-Lena

    2009-01-01

    A educação fornece uma firme fundação para o desenvolvimento humano individual e para a sociedade. Por seu turno, as comunidades em sentido lato, representam um dos meios mais efectivos para o desenvolvimento dos indivíduos. É pois fulcral o aumento da consciência sobre os direitos e protecção dos indivíduos bem como a criação de meios de aprendizagem seguros, ricos, inclusivos e redutores de estigmas. Neste capítulo faz-se um levantamento do estado da arte em relação é educação inclusiva a p...

  9. As organizações desportivas e os novos mídia : tendências e boas práticas

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    Gonçalves, Rui Gomes

    2015-01-01

    O presente trabalho de dissertação centra-se no fenómeno da comunicação digital, mediada pelos novos mídia, em duas organizações/clubes desportivos, um de menor e outro de maior dimensão, respetivamente o Clube dos Galitos de Aveiro e o Sporting Clube de Braga. Num tempo em que proliferam as redes sociais e a informação digital ganha cada vez mais preponderância, importa perceber como é que as organizações/clubes trabalham e aproveitam todo o potencial comunicativo e de marketing garantido...

  10. Análise dos aspectos institucionais da regulação de OGMs no Brasil: boas práticas de governança ambiental?

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    Denise Gallo Pizella

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The release for the planting of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs is a controversial issue and requires care because it involves the country’s food security, the sovereignty of producers about seed use and the long-term potential environmental risks. Thus, it is important to analyze how the decision-making structures, both formal and informal, are established to address these issues, i.e. environmental governance of GMOs in Brazil, which is the purpose of this article. Among the good governance practices to be analyzed, we will be using the following parameters: popular participation in decision-making, and access to information and environmental justice. The following results were obtained: from the standpoint of public participation, there are flaws, as decision-makers have little social permeability, therefore CTNBio holds public hearings only by its own decision or by court order, which limits access to participation in the deliberation on GMOs. Regarding access to information, we also pointed out problems, as the Biosafety Information System has not been implemented. Environmental justice is inefficient since many cases of contamination of organic and conventional varieties by GMOs economically harm farmers, especially the first ones, who are at risk of losing their organic certification. Moreover, the decision on conducting environmental impact studies is determined by CTNBio, injuring principles that give this task to the organs of SISNAMA. We conclude therefore that the regulation of GMOs in Brazil does not have good environmental governance.

  11. Uso del hábitat por Boa constrictor occidentalis (Serpentes: Boidae) durante la estación seca en Córdoba, Argentina

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    Attademo, Andrés; Bertona, Miguel; Kozykariski, Mónica; Chiaraviglio, Margarita

    2004-01-01

    El análisis sobre el uso del hábitat es una herramienta fundamental para la conservación y el manejo de las poblaciones silvestres. Cuantificar los cambios en el uso de recursos asociados con la reproducción puede ofrecer una idea de las fuerzas selectivas que actúan sobre los organismos durante esta fase crítica de su historia de vida. Se ha observado en distintas especies de ofidios que hembras grávidas frecuentan hábitats distintos de los que utilizan hembras no grávidas y machos, por lo q...

  12. Uso del hábitat por Boa constrictor occidentalis (Serpentes: boidae) durante la estación seca en Córdoba, Argentina

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    Attademo, Andrés; Bertona, Miguel; Kozykariski, Mónica L.; Chiaraviglio de Torres, Margarita

    2004-01-01

    El análisis sobre el uso del hábitat es una herramienta fundamental para la conservación y el manejo de las poblaciones silvestres. Cuantificar los cambios en el uso de recursos asociados con la reproducción puede ofrecer una idea de las fuerzas selectivas que actúan sobre los organismos durante esta fase crítica de su historia de vida. Se ha observado en distintas especies de ofidios que hembras grávidas frecuentan hábitats distintos de los que utilizan hembras no grávidas y machos, por lo q...

  13. Árvores de boa semente: silvicultura, preservação da natureza e agricultura na Primeira República

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    Roberta Barros Meira; Mariluci Neis Carelli

    2016-01-01

    Este artigo é uma análise do pensamento em prol da silvicultura e da preservação das florestas brasileiras e no seu papel na organização e feitura do Serviço Florestal no Brasil durante a Primeira República.  Foram analisados também a forte vinculação dessas ideias com os setores agrícolas.  Nesse sentido, é um estudo sobre a valorização da ciência no Brasil e sua inserção tanto na agricultura como na exploração das riquezas naturais, mas especificamente, as florestas.  Aborda com esse intuit...

  14. Uma "boa" morte em UTI pediátrica: é isso possível? A "good" death in a pediatric ICU: is it possible?

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    Daniel Garros

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Dentro das modernas UTIPs (unidades de terapia intensiva pediátricas existe um número elevado de casos em que a restrição ou a remoção de medidas de suporte de vida (MSV é realizada com o objetivo de permitir a morte da criança, para a qual não há mais tratamento viável. Conseqüentemente, a medicina paliativa está tomando lugar de destaque dentro da UTIP. O objetivo desta revisão é oferecer ao intensivista maneiras de prover para seu paciente uma morte digna e mais humana, dentro deste contexto. FONTES DOS DADOS: Utilizando uma revisão sistemática no banco de dados Medline, com terminologia pertinente, uma seleção de artigos pertinentes são revisados, com ênfase no tema morte em UTIP. Conceitos de medicina paliativa aplicáveis neste ambiente são introduzidos. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A morte digna para uma criança em cuidado paliativo dentro da UTIP pode ser alcançada, se algumas medidas simples são observadas, tais como: oportunizar à família participação em todo o processo decisório num ambiente de abertura e honestidade mútua, abrir as portas da UTI para certos rituais que a família julgar importante, oferecer privacidade, controlar efetivamente a dor e sintomas de desconforto na hora da remoção ou restrição de MSV, e proceder com remoção de MSV na presença da família, se assim ela desejar. CONCLUSÃO: A morte de uma criança em UTIP, quando resulta de restrição ou remoção de suporte de vida, pode ser dignificada e humanizada, se princípios básicos de medicina paliativa e cuidados centrados na família são trazidos para dentro deste ambiente, notadamente caracterizado como de alta tecnologia e visto pelo público como desumano.OBJECTIVES: In the modern pediatric intensive care unit (PICU physicians are often faced with the need to interrupt life-sustaining treatment (LST and to allow children to die when no further treatment options are available. Consequently, the importance of palliative care has been increasing in this context. The goal of this review is to provide intensivists with guidelines to allow PICU patients to have a more dignified and humane death. SOURCE OF DATA: Medline was searched using relevant key-words, emphasizing the topic of death in the PICU. The principles of palliative care medicine were then applied to this context. SUMMARY OF DATA: To ensure a dignified death for a child receiving palliative care in the PICU some important measures must be taken, such as: let the family participate in the decision-making process in an open and honest manner; allow family members to perform their religious rites and rituals; offer them moments of complete privacy; effectively manage pain and discomfort, especially at the time of removal of LST; and finally, let the family be present when LST is interrupted, if they so desire. CONCLUSION: A child's death following withdrawal of LST in the PICU can be humane and dignified if basic principles of palliative care are followed. This is especially important in an environment that is notorious for the use of complex technology and described by the general public as inhumane.

  15. Sensitivity of TLS and minimum norm methods of BOA estimation to errors due to either Unite data or sensor gain and phase perturbations

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    Srinivas, KR; Reddy, VU

    1991-01-01

    In the DOA (direction of arrival) estimation problem, we encounter either finite data or insufficient knowledge in array characterisation or both. It is therefore important to study how the subspace-based methods perform under these conditions. In this paper, we first consider the finite data case and establish two results: (i) the total least-squares approach to the linear prediction method (which we refer to as TLS-FLP method) is equivalent to the minimum norm (min. norm), method and (i...

  16. BOAS ADMINISTRAÇÕES ELEGEM CANDIDATOS? UMA ANÁLISE DO COMPORTAMENTO DOS ELEITORES EM SETE CAPITAIS BRASILEIRAS NAS ELEIÇÕES DE 2008

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    Adriano Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Are well evaluated mayors reelected or elect their peers? This article aims at testing the following hypothesis considering the Brazilian 2008 elections, presented by Almeida (2008: is a good government reelected or elects its supporters? The article presents the results of seven Brazilian capitals in 2008. At first I verify if there is a relationship between a well evaluated mayor administration and election success. I consider good administration as the causal variable that explains the victory of the candidate. However, when we analyze the election results from the seven capitals, other variable come up to explain the victory of the candidates in the elections. This means that the variable good administration when considered alone is not enough to explain the success of a political candidate. Using qualitative and quantitative research and developing a detailed analysis of election in Recife in 2008, this article concludes that the good administration variable affects the electoral success of a candidate. And that other variables also matter to explain the electoral victory of the candidate.

  17. Boa governação e estabilidade na vizinhança da UE: Normas, discursos e instrumentos no contexto do Cáucaso

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    Full Text Available A Política Europeia de Vizinhança, criada pela União Europeia para gerir as suas relações com os vizinhos da “Europa alargada”, tem enfrentado desafios importantes na sua aplicação ao Cáucaso do Sul, incluindo a Arménia, o Azerbaijão e a Geórgia. O artigo identifica as principais dinâmicas subjacentes a esta política e argumenta que a expansão de uma comunidade de segurança que englobe a UE e os Estados do Cáucaso tem encontrado obstáculos ao nível das normas, discursos e instrumentos. Embora os vizinhos de Leste se revejam na retórica de uma família europeia que a PEV procura consolidar, a falta de perspectivas de integração na UE, a inadequação das suas respostas às necessidades de curto prazo dos países do Cáucaso e o seu discurso securitário, que contradiz a União como comunidade de princípios e valores, têm limitado a capacidade de atracção da UE e a implementação de reformas na região.

  18. A formação sociocultural de Boa Vista – Roraima e os povos Macuxi e Wapichana da Cidade: Processos históricos e sentidos de pertencimento

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    de Melo, Luciana Marinho

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    O presente artigo possui como eixo temático a presença das populações indígenas Macuxi e Wapichana na capital de Roraima e está fundamentado na leitura crítica da historiografia produzida sobre a ocupação do território atualmente delimitado como Estado e de seu entorno, a partir do século XVIII. Este recuo visa compreender as relações sociopolíticas, conflitos e demais aspectos que permeiam a ausência dos referidos povos indígenas na história vigente acerca da formação da cidade, assim como n...

  19. Boa Prática de Enfermagem à Pessoa submetida a Vitrectomia: integração de profissionais de enfermagem perioperatórios, na instrumentação da cirurgia oftalmológica de segmento posterior.

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    Ribeiro, Celso Pires

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    Abstract: This report is included in the study programme of I Master's in Medical-Surgical Nursing, of School of Health Sciences, in Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, emerging as a document illustrating skills development during the training programme, performed in the service of Operating Room in a Hospital located on the south bank of the Tagus River. In this context, we developed an intervention project in service, then called the "Good Nursing Practice of Person submitted t...

  20. Procedures development and methodology of control for application of good manufacture practices (GMP) on human blood irradiation; Desenvolvimento de procedimentos e metodologia de controle para aplicacao de boas praticas de fabricacao (BPF) na irradiacao de sangue humano

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    Boghi, Claudio

    2008-07-01

    The irradiation of human blood is used to avoid the TA-GVHD (transfusion-associated graft-versus-host-disease), a rare but devastating adverse effect of leukocytes present in blood components for a immunocompetent transfusion recipients. Usually this irradiation practice is performed to a physical elimination of leukocytes. The implementation of the procedures will assure that the properly dose in a range of 25 Gy to 50 Gy will be delivered to the blood in the bag collected in a blood tissue bank. The studies of the procedures in order to establish a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) were developed under the guidelines of the standard ISO 11137 - Sterilization of health care products - Requirements for validation and routine control - Radiation sterilization. In this work, two dosimetric systems were used for dose mapping during the studies of irradiator qualification, loading pattern, irradiation process validation and auditing. The CaS0{sub 4}:Dy dosimeter presented difficulties concerning to uncertainty on dose measurement, stability, traceability and calibration. The PMMA and Gafchromic dosimetric systems have shown a better performance and were adopted on studies of irradiators qualification that are necessary to implementation of GMP. The irradiation tests have been done in a Gammacell 220 irradiator. The developed procedures can be adapted for different kinds of gamma irradiators, allowing implanting a quality assurance program and a GMP for blood irradiation. (author)

  1. Rut wat Boas se �voete� oopgemaak en by hom gaan l� het: Die betekenis van hierdie simboliese aksie in Rut 3:7 in die lig van Eksodus 4:25

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    Philip Venter

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    Full Text Available Ruth who uncovered Boaz's 'feet' and had laid there with him: The significance of this symbolic act in Ruth 3:7 in the light of Exodus 4:25. This article investigates the possibility that Ruth 3:7, where Ruth went to lie at Boaz� �feet�, can be read in an intertextual way in the context of Exodus 4:25. In Exodus 4:24�26, whilst at a camping place on their way to Egypt, the Lord came to kill Moses. Then Zipporah, his wife, took a sharp stone (or stone knife, cut off the foreskin of her son and touched Moses� �feet� with it. Because of the circumcision she said to Moses: �You are a bridegroom of blood to me�. And so the Lord spared the life of Moses. Zipporah took the initiative and because of this, God�s will and plan for Moses could still be reached. The covenant duty of circumcision, according to Genesis 17:10�14, could also be accomplished through her intervention. This section also clearly illustrates that God welcomes non-Israelites to enter into the community of Israel. In Ruth 3:7, the same word for feet is used as in Exodus 4:25, namely . The analogous use of this word clearly emphasises the importance of the functioning of the covenant of God with Israel. There are also other similarities between these verses of Scripture. It is indicated that Ruth, like Zipporah, also took the initiative and intervened to ensure that God�s covenant plan for Israel will be accomplished. It is also indicated that Ruth, like Zipporah, is accepted into the community of Israel and that she will play an important role ensuring the future of the offspring of Mahlon/Boaz.

  2. ATRIBUTOS E PAPÃIS DOS COMITÃS DE AUDITORIA NA IMPLEMENTAÃÃO DAS BOAS PRÃTICAS DE GOVERNANÃA CORPORATIVA EM INSTITUIÃÃES FINANCEIRAS BRASILEIRAS

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    Patrícia Bernardes; Luiz Antônio Guariente

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar, segundo as perspectivas dos Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Relações com Investidores (RI) e Auditoria Interna (AI), a importância dos comitês de auditoria na implementação das melhores práticas de Governança Corporativa (GC) em instituições financeiras brasileiras com ações ou títulos negociados no mer...

  3. ATRIBUTOS E PAPÉIS DOS COMITÊS DE AUDITORIA NA IMPLEMENTAÇÃO DAS BOAS PRÁTICAS DE GOVERNANÇA CORPORATIVA EM INSTITUIÇÕES FINANCEIRAS BRASILEIRAS

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    Patrícia Bernardes; Luiz Antônio Guariente

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar, segundo as perspectivas dos Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Relações com Investidores (RI) e Auditoria Interna (AI), a importância dos comitês de auditoria na implementação das melhores práticas de Governança Corporativa (GC) em instituições financeiras brasileiras com ações ou títulos negociados no mercado de capitais norte-americano. Este texto, de caráter qualitativo, se fundamentou na teoria denominada Nova Economia Institucional, e utilizou como ins...

  4. Análise de coliformes e verificação das Boas Práticas de Fabricação de carne moída comercializada na cidade de Campina Grande-PB

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    Renata Rodrigues de Lima Silva; Deyzi Santos Gouveia; Ana Paula Trindade Rocha; Alfredina dos Santos Araújo

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    A indústria de alimentos é um ramo que se desenvolve ao longo dos anos e, com isso, a exigência por produtos microbiologicamente seguros é cada vez maior, visando evitar prejuízos financeiros e garantir a segurança alimentar ao consumidor. Nesse ramo, existem práticas que são adotadas a fim de garantir a qualidade sanitária e a conformidade dos produtos alimentícios com os regulamentos técnicos vigentes, buscando sempre métodos eficazes de prevenção contra a deterioração de alimentos e aument...

  5. Anúncios de medicamentos em revistas médicas: ajudando a promover a boa prescrição? Drug advertisements in medical journals: promoting good prescription?

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    José Augusto Cabral de Barros

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    Full Text Available Ante a inexistência de estudos no Brasil, este trabalho se propôs a fazer uma avaliação dos anúncios com base nos critérios sugeridos pela OMS e que deveriam incluir-se em qualquer material de divulgação. Foram avaliados todos os anúncios contidos nas edições de agosto/2000 a fevereiro/2001 do Jornal de Pediatria, Revista Brasileira de Medicina e Jornal Brasileiro de Medicina, averiguando a presença nos mesmos de: nome genérico, mecanismos de ação, efeito farmacológico, indicação, contra-indicação, posologia, reações adversas, interações, superdosagem, apresentação e fabricante/importador. Em um total de 1.774 páginas, 539 (30,4% se destinavam a anúncios, compreendendo 649 ao todo. Nenhum dos critérios propostos pela OMS esteve presente em todas as propagandas, e apenas em cerca de 20% delas há referência a reações adversas, contra-indicações e interações. Os produtos mais anunciados foram antibióticos, hipotensores e os à base da associação de vários fármacos. Omitindo dados importantes, em especial contra-indicações, reações adversas e interações, os anúncios são tendenciosos, atendendo a propósitos mercadológicos, não sendo um meio que subsidie a prescrição e a utilização correta e segura dos produtos anunciados.Supply and demand of drugs are influenced by different ways. Manufacturers' promotional strategies are outstanding a particular role being ascribed to advertising (ads in medical journals. Considering that studies on this issue are not available in Brazil a research was performed aimed at evaluating ads using as parameters WHO criteria for drug information that should be included in any informative material. All advertisements published in Jornal de Pediatria, Revista Brasileira de Medicina and Jornal Brasileiro de Medicina issues from August/2000 up to February/2001 were evaluated verifying the presence of generic name, mechanism of action, pharmacologic effects, indications, contraindications, dosing information, adverse effects, drugs interactions, overdose, types of formulation marketed, manufacturer and/or importer. In the total of 1.774 pages, 539 were occupied by 649 ads. No one of referred criteria was found in all ads and only 20% include contraindications, adverse effects and drugs interactions. The most advertised drugs were antibiotics, antihipertensives and combination products. Instead of subsidize prescription and adequate drug utilization ads are clearly biased obeying to marketing goals since meaningful data are missing.

  6. Doença de Mucha-Habermann úlceronecrótica febril em adulto com boa resposta à corticoterapia oral Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease in adult patient successfully treated with systemic corticosteroid

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    Priscila Wolf Nassif

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A doença de Mucha-Habermann ulceronecrótica febril (FUMHD é uma variante clínica rara da pitiríase liquenoide variceliforme aguda (PLEVA. Tem etiologia incerta e é caracterizada por lesões úlceronecróticas, associadas a sintomas sistêmicos. Relata-se um caso de paciente masculino, com início agudo de lesões máculo-papulares, vesicobolhosas e úlceronecróticas, associadas à febre alta e mialgia. Tratado com prednisona 0,5 mg/kg/dia, obteve-se excelente resposta terapêutica. A FUMHD é uma variante severa da PLEVA, cujo diagnóstico é clínico e histopatológico. Vários tratamentos são descritos, tais como: metrotexate, corticoesteroides, PUVA, mas nenhum foi estabelecido.The Febrile Ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann (FUMHD disease is a rare variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA. Its etiology still remains unknown and it is characterized by a sudden onset of ulceronecrotic skin lesions associated with systemic symptons. It is reported here the case of a male patient with a sudden and acute evolution of macules and papules, ulceronecrotic and vesicle-bullous lesions associated with systemic symptons. The patient was treated with prednisone 0,5 mg/kg/day with a dramatic response. The FUMHD is a severe variant of PLEVA and its diagnosis is clinical and histopathological. Many treatments such as methotrexate, corticosteroids and PUVA have been described .However, none of them has been settled.

  7. Globalização e direito internacional: da boa vizinhança ao patrimônio comum da humanidade Globalization and international law: from good neighbourhood to the common heritage of humanity

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    José Manuel Pureza

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    Full Text Available Perante os desafios globais com que se defronta a Humanidade no seu conjunto, o Direito Internacional é atravessado por um processo de transfiguração de alguns de seus postulados clássicos. Depois de sintetizar as grandes linhas dessa mudança, cujo símbolo maior é o regime internacional de patrimônio comum da humanidade, este artigo põe em questão a adequação de acentuações correntes da dimensão institucional daquele processo à estrutura da sociedade internacional contemporânea.In the presence of the global challenges confronting humanity, International Law is traversed by a process of transformation of some of its classic postulates. After summing up the main lines of this change, the greatest symbol of which is the international regime of the common heritage of humanity, this article questions the adequacy of current accentuations of the institutional dimension in this process to the structure of contemporary international society.

  8. Relato de experiência sobre o curso “O biocombustível da biodiversidade” ligado ao projeto “Os novos talentos do Ensino Médio de Boa Vista-RR”

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    Maria Clarisnete de Oliveira Moura; Edineide Cristina Alexandre de Souza; Iolanda do Nascimento Araújo Rocha; Gilmar Prado de Souza; Luciana Araújo xavier; Marcia Regina Souza Santana; Sueli Caetano de Souza; Luiz Antonio Mendonça Alves da Costa

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    Este trabalho apresenta o relato de experiência do curso “O biocombustível da biodiversidade”. Foram selecionados 20 alunos da Escola Estadual Ana Libória, com o objetivo de apresentar o potencial energético da biodiversidade que os cerca. O curso foi executado em várias etapas: abordagem do tema, conceitos referentes à química e óleos vegetais, normas de segurança em laboratório, vidrarias e suas funções seguida de uma sequência de atividades práticas correlatas, como: coletas de material, m...

  9. Analysis on the dynamic behavior of corrosion products in the nuclear fuel of a PWR and itsrelationship with the Axial Offset Anomaly (AOA)risk using BOA calculation code

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    Sarria Morales, Marina

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    This master’s thesis can be characterized as a research project about nuclear engineering. The object of this thesis is the primary system of Vandellós II nuclear power plant. Specifically, it has been focused on the dynamic behavior of corrosion products in the nuclear fuel of a nuclear core Vandellós II PWR. The report describes the operation of the Reactor Coolant System (RCS), highlighting and making a detailed study of an existing and common problem in different nuclear plants a...

  10. Cultivando Boas Práticas: a RDC-216/04 e a Cultura Organizacional na Perspectiva dos Gestores de Três Restaurantes Self-Services em Uberlândia-MG

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    Luciana Resende Ávila; Valdir Machado Valadão Júnior

    2010-01-01

    This research aims to reveal how the procedures established by the Anvisa resolution RDC-216/04 influence the organizational culture of self-services restaurants in Uberlandia, under their managers perspective. The research is qualitative and descriptive. The method applied was the comparative case study. The techniques used for data collecting were organizational document analysis, observation and semi-structured interviews. For the results analysis it was applied the techniques of content a...

  11. Cultivando Boas Práticas: a RDC-216/04 e a Cultura Organizacional na Perspectiva dos Gestores de Três Restaurantes Self-Services em Uberlândia-MG

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    Luciana Resende Ávila

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to reveal how the procedures established by the Anvisa resolution RDC-216/04 influence the organizational culture of self-services restaurants in Uberlandia, under their managers perspective. The research is qualitative and descriptive. The method applied was the comparative case study. The techniques used for data collecting were organizational document analysis, observation and semi-structured interviews. For the results analysis it was applied the techniques of content analysis and speech analysis under the triangulation perspective. The research findings showed homogeneities and heterogeneities in the interpretation of the managers on how that legislation brought influences to their organizational culture. Managers belonging to the same establishment diverged in their considerations about the relevance of certain procedures established by the resolution in the routine of their activities, although at the same time there were favorable and consistent interpretations among the interviewees, independent of belonging or not to the same organization.

  12. A completude do ordenamento jurídico na lei da boa razão: a teoria de Norberto Bobbio e a experiência jurídica pombalina

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    Arnaldo Moraes Godoy

    1999-01-01

    Reports the use of Norberto Bobbio’s theory towards the Portuguese Law in the eighteen century. Analyzes the environment of the Law of Good Reason (1769) with special emphasis in the Marquis of Pombal. Raizes several juridical aspects of the Enlightment. Summarizes the Law of Good Reason, showing valuable opinions. Indicates the modernity of the issue, due to the conflict of laws in our times of globalization.Constata a possibilidade da aplicação da teoria de Norberto Bobbio no Direito Portug...

  13. Scleral buckle is good option for treatment of uncomplicated retinal detachment Introflexão escleral é boa opção para tratamento de descolamento de retina não complicado

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    Iuuki Takasaka

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVE: To describe the reattachment rate and visual acuity results of patients with uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment who underwent segmental scleral buckle surgery. METHODS: Prospective case series of 100 patients with visual loss or symptoms (floaters and photopsia of less than 30 days' duration scheduled for surgery. No patient had a retinal break greater than 30°, a retinal detachment larger than 2 quadrants or proliferative vitreoretinopathy. RESULTS: The 1-week, 1-month, and 6-month anatomical success rates were 93%, 100%, and 100%, respectively. Seven patients underwent one additional retinal detachment surgery (pars plan vitrectomy after primary failure at 1-week follow-up. The preoperative, 1-month, and 6-month best correct visual acuity were 20/100, 20/80, and 20/50, respectively. The postoperative complications were: eyelid edema in 10% of the patients, transient ocular hypertension in 5%, macular pucker in 3%, transient diplopia in 3%, and hyphema (OBJETIVO: Descrever a taxa de reaplicação e os resultados da acuidade visual dos pacientes com descolamento de retina regmatogênico simples que se submeteram à cirurgia de introflexão escleral segmentar. MÉTODOS: Uma série de casos prospectivo de 100 pacientes com perda visual ou sintomas (floaters e fotopsia, com duração inferior a 30 dias, agendados para a cirurgia. Nenhum paciente apresentou uma ruptura da retina superior a 30°, um descolamento de retina maior que 2 quadrantes ou vitreorretinopatia. RESULTADOS: As taxas de sucesso anatômico em 1 semana, 1 mês e 6 meses foram de 93%, 100% e 100%, respectivamente. Sete pacientes foram submetidos à cirurgia de descolamento de retina adicional (vitrectomia via pars plana após falha primária em uma semana de seguimento. A melhor acuidade visual pré-operatória, 1 mês, e de 6 meses pós-operatório foram 20/100, 20/80 e 20/50, respectivamente. As complicações pós-operatórias foram: edema palpebral em 10% dos pacientes, a hipertensão ocular transitória em 5%, pucker macular em 3%, diplopia transiente em 3%, e hifema (<0,5 mm em 1%. CONCLUSÃO: Em pacientes com descolamento da retina sem complicações, a cirurgia de introflexão segmentar escleral mostrou um sucesso anatômico e funcional muito bom, com um número menor de complicações maiores.

  14. Acometimento pulmonar na doença de Behçet: uma boa experiência com o uso de imunossupressores Pulmonary involvement in Behcet's disease: a positive single-center experience with the use of immunosuppressive therapy

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    Alfredo Nicodemos Cruz Santana; Telma Antunes; Juliana Monteiro de Barros; Ronaldo Adib Kairalla; Carlos Roberto Ribeiro de Carvalho; Carmen Silvia Valente Barbas

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: A doença de Behçet (DB) representa uma patologia sistêmica, cuja sobrevida se relaciona com a presença de acometimento pulmonar. Entretanto, sugere-se que pacientes com diferentes tratamentos podem apresentar diferentes prognósticos. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a evolução clínica e tomográfica, bem como a sobrevida deste pacientes com acometimento pulmonar relacionado à DB acompanhados em nosso serviço. MÉTODOS: Uma análise retrospectiva de nossa experiência com pacientes co...

  15. Disponibilidad, uso y preferencia por los recursos florales en una comunidad de abejorros (hymenoptera: apidae: bombus) en el páramo de chingaza

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    Rubio Fernández, Diego

    2012-01-01

    La presencia de tres especies de abejorros altamente similares, Bombus funebris, Bombus hortulanus y Bombus rubicundus en el Ecosistema de Páramo del Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza, presenta una oportunidad de desarrollar estudios ecológicos de la comunidad de estos polinizadores; la presente investigación continuó con el trabajo desarrollado por el Grupo de Investigación de Biología de Organismos Tropicales del Departamento de Biología de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. La primera inv...

  16. First record of Crepidobothrium gerrardii (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae in Peru Primer registro de Crepidobothrium gerrardii (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae en el Perú

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    Luis A. Gomez-Puerta

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available It is the first record of cestode Crepidobothrium gerrardii in Peru, parasitizing the intestine of a boa constrictor (Boa constrictor from Loreto. Four tapeworms were studied and identified as C. gerrardii.Se registra por primera vez la presencia en el Perú del cestodo Crepidobothrium gerrardii parasitando el intestino de una boa constrictora (Boa constrictor procedente del departamento de Loreto. Cuatro especímenes fueron estudiados e identificados como C. gerrardii.

  17. First record of Crepidobothrium gerrardii (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) in Peru Primer registro de Crepidobothrium gerrardii (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) en el Perú

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    Gomez-Puerta, Luis A.

    2012-01-01

    It is the first record of cestode Crepidobothrium gerrardii in Peru, parasitizing the intestine of a boa constrictor (Boa constrictor) from Loreto. Four tapeworms were studied and identified as C. gerrardii.Se registra por primera vez la presencia en el Perú del cestodo Crepidobothrium gerrardii parasitando el intestino de una boa constrictora (Boa constrictor) procedente del departamento de Loreto. Cuatro especímenes fueron estudiados e identificados como C. gerrardii.

  18. On the Advantages and Defects of the American Structuralism

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    徐晓莹

    2004-01-01

    During the years at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century when Saussure was working out his ideas in Europe, synchronic linguistics was emerging independently, and in a very different style, in America, under the leadership of the anthropologist Franz Boas. Boas set a direction for American linguistics. The school founded by Boas was called structural linguistics. Beside Boas, the other two major representatives of this school during this period were: Sapir and Bloomfield.

  19. Characterisation of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome in French Bulldogs Using Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography.

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    Liu, Nai-Chieh; Sargan, David R; Adams, Vicki J; Ladlow, Jane F

    2015-01-01

    Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) is an important health and welfare problem in several popular dog breeds. Whole-body barometric plethysmography (WBBP) is a non-invasive method that allows safe and repeated quantitative measurements of respiratory cycles on unsedated dogs. Here respiratory flow traces in French bulldogs from the pet population were characterised using WBBP, and a computational application was developed to recognise affected animals. Eighty-nine French bulldogs and twenty non-brachycephalic controls underwent WBBP testing. A respiratory functional grading system was used on each dog based on respiratory signs (i.e. respiratory noise, effort, etc.) before and after exercise. For development of an objective BOAS classifier, functional Grades 0 and I were considered to have insignificant clinical signs (termed here BOAS-) and Grades II and III to have significant signs (termed here BOAS+). A comparison between owner-perception of BOAS and functional grading revealed that 60 % of owners failed to recognise BOAS in dogs that graded BOAS+ in this study.WBBP flow traces were found to be significantly different between non-brachycephalic controls and Grade 0 French bulldogs; BOAS- and BOAS+ French bulldogs. A classifier was developed using quadratic discriminant analysis of the respiratory parameters to distinguish BOAS- and BOAS + French bulldogs, and a BOAS Index was calculated for each dog. A cut-off value of the BOAS Index was selected based on a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of the classifier on the training group (n=69) were 0.97, 0.93, 0.95, and 0.97, respectively. The classifier was validated using a test group of French bulldogs (n=20) with an accuracy of 0.95. WBBP offers objective screening for the diagnosis of BOAS in French Bulldogs. The technique may be applied to other brachycephalic breeds affected by BOAS, and possibly to

  20. Characterisation of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome in French Bulldogs Using Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography.

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    Nai-Chieh Liu

    Full Text Available Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS is an important health and welfare problem in several popular dog breeds. Whole-body barometric plethysmography (WBBP is a non-invasive method that allows safe and repeated quantitative measurements of respiratory cycles on unsedated dogs. Here respiratory flow traces in French bulldogs from the pet population were characterised using WBBP, and a computational application was developed to recognise affected animals. Eighty-nine French bulldogs and twenty non-brachycephalic controls underwent WBBP testing. A respiratory functional grading system was used on each dog based on respiratory signs (i.e. respiratory noise, effort, etc. before and after exercise. For development of an objective BOAS classifier, functional Grades 0 and I were considered to have insignificant clinical signs (termed here BOAS- and Grades II and III to have significant signs (termed here BOAS+. A comparison between owner-perception of BOAS and functional grading revealed that 60 % of owners failed to recognise BOAS in dogs that graded BOAS+ in this study.WBBP flow traces were found to be significantly different between non-brachycephalic controls and Grade 0 French bulldogs; BOAS- and BOAS+ French bulldogs. A classifier was developed using quadratic discriminant analysis of the respiratory parameters to distinguish BOAS- and BOAS + French bulldogs, and a BOAS Index was calculated for each dog. A cut-off value of the BOAS Index was selected based on a receiver operating characteristic (ROC curve. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of the classifier on the training group (n=69 were 0.97, 0.93, 0.95, and 0.97, respectively. The classifier was validated using a test group of French bulldogs (n=20 with an accuracy of 0.95. WBBP offers objective screening for the diagnosis of BOAS in French Bulldogs. The technique may be applied to other brachycephalic breeds affected by BOAS, and

  1. First Chemical Analysis and Characterization of the Male Species-Specific Cephalic Labial-Gland Secretions of South American Bumblebees.

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    Brasero, Nicolas; Martinet, Baptiste; Urbanová, Klára; Valterová, Irena; Torres, Alexandra; Hoffmann, Wolfgang; Rasmont, Pierre; Lecocq, Thomas

    2015-10-01

    The evolution of signals and reproductive traits involved in the pre-mating recognition has been in focus of abundant research in several model species, such as bumblebees (genus Bombus). However, the most-studied bumblebee reproductive trait, the male cephalic labial gland secretions (CLGS), remains unknown among bumblebee species from South America. In this study, the CLGS of five South American bumblebees of the subgenera Thoracobombus (Bombus excellens and B. atratus) and Cullumanobombus (B. rubicundus, B. hortulanus, and B. melaleucus) were investigated, by comparing the chemical compositions of their secretions to those of closely related European species. The results showed an obvious interspecific differentiation in both subgenera. The interspecific differentiation among the species of the Thoracobombus subgenus involved different compounds present at high contents (main compounds), while those of the Cullumanobombus subgenus shared the same main components. This suggests that among the species of the Cullumanobombus subgenus, the differentiation in minor components could lead to species discrimination. PMID:26460558

  2. Por trás de uma tampinha de Coca-Cola um mundo de coisas boas!: propaganda no Brasil (1950-1960 = Behind a cover of Coca-Cola a world of good things!: propaganda in Brazil (1950-1960

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    Bammann, Kellen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem como fonte de pesquisa os anúncios de Coca-Cola veiculados nas revistas brasileiras O Cruzeiro e Manchete entre 1950 e 1960. O ensaio procura demonstrar de que forma as campanhas publicitárias de Coca-Cola veiculadas nos dois magazines procuraram se adequar aos discursos de valorização da industrialização brasileira. Com o objetivo de evidenciar o auxílio da Coca-Cola no processo industrialização e desenvolvimento do Brasil

  3. Discourse analysis and the use of media in the good neighbor policy
    Análise do Discurso e o uso dos meios de comunicação na Política Externa de Boa Vizinhança.

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    Isaias Albertin Moraes

    2012-01-01

    This article, making use of discourse analysis, sough to cast an eye the use and impacts caused by the media in Brazil Foreign Policy Good Neighbor government of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States of America - USA from 1933 to 1945. Carring out a survey to identify the importance and applications of media and cultural instruments in Foreign Policy Good Neighbor, justified and finds its relevance to better use and extensive knowledge of various instruments of Internation...

  4. Raquianestesia com dose baixa da combinação de bupivacaína e fentanil: uma boa alternativa para a cirurgia de ressecção transuretral de próstata em pacientes idosos em regime ambulatorial

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    Zeynep N Akcaboy

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a eficácia, a duração do bloqueio, a permanência na sala de recuperação pós-anestesia e os efeitos adversos do uso por via intratecal de doses baixas de bupivacaína em combinação com fentanil e compará-los com a dose convencional de prilocaína e fentanil em cirurgia de ressecção transuretral de próstata em pacientes idosos em regime ambulatorial. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram randomicamente designados 60 pacientes para dois grupos: o Grupo B recebeu 4 mg de bupivacaína a 0,5% + 25 µg de fentanil e o Grupo P recebeu 50 mg de prilocaína a 2% + 25 µg de fentanil intratecal. Qualidade e duração dos bloqueios, tempo de permanência na sala de recuperação pós-anestésica e efeitos adversos foram comparados. RESULTADOS: A duração do bloqueio e o tempo de permanência na sala de recuperação pós-anestésica foram menores no Grupo B do que no Grupo P (p < 0,001 para ambos. Hipotensão e bradicardia não foram observadas no Grupo B, que foi significativamente diferente do Grupo P (p = 0,024, p = 0,011, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: A administração intratecal de 4 mg de bupivacaína + 25 µg de fentanil forneceu raquianestesia adequada com menos tempo de duração do bloqueio e de permanência na sala de recuperação pós-anestésica com perfil hemodinâmico estável comparado à administração intratecal de 50 mg de prilocaína + 25 µg de fentanil para cirurgia de ressecção transuretral de próstata em pacientes idosos em regime ambulatorial.

  5. Desenvolvimento de conteúdos teórico-práticos de formação em Segurança Alimentar e Boas Práticas de manipulação de alimentos : Monografia : Development of theoretical content and practical training Practice Food Safety and food handling

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    Monteiro, Zuleica Cristina Rodrigues

    2010-01-01

    Contém um relatório de estágio curricular realizado na Sociedade Geral de Superintendência SA, no âmbito da licenciatura em Ciências da Nutrição pela Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação da Universidade do Porto. O exemplar do relatório de estágio existe apenas em formato papel e está disponível para consulta na Biblioteca da FCNAUP

  6. Aplicação do sistema de gestão da qualidade BPF (boas práticas de fabricação) na indústria de produtos farmacêuticos veterinários The usage of the GMP (good manufacturing practices) quality management system for veterinary pharmaceutical industries

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    Felipe Araújo Calarge; Eduardo Guilherme Satolo; Luiz Fernando Satolo

    2007-01-01

    A necessidade de desenvolvimento de métodos de controle e gestão da qualidade tem se colocado como um fator de melhoria da competitividade e permanência das empresas em seus setores de atuação. No entanto, em alguns segmentos industriais, o controle e a gestão da qualidade se dão considerando também exigências de atendimento a normas e legislações governamentais, como é o caso do segmento de empresas fabricantes de produtos veterinários no Brasil. Este artigo descreve os principais aspectos e...

  7. Evaluation and implementation of good pratices in main points of microbiological contamination in milk production/
    Avaliação e implantação de boas práticas nos principais pontos de contaminação microbiológica na produção leiteira

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    Mykell S. Pereira; Luiz C. Silva; Emanuel R. Vacarelli; Douglas Furtado Magnani; Elsa H.W. Santana; Luís A. Nero; Ernst E. Muller; Márcia de A. F. Barros; Vanerli Beloti; Éder Paulo Fagan

    2005-01-01

    In order to improve the microbiological quality of Brazilian milk and dairy products some measures have been implemented in the milk-producing sector throughout the years, such as milk refrigeration and bulk collection. Refrigeration is a very efficient procedure, however allows psychrotrophics multiplication, which are largely found in milk produced in poor hygienic conditions. To assure and improve the microbiologic quality of milk turns out to be necessary the implementation of hygienic me...

  8. A força de preensão manual é boa preditora do desempenho funcional de idosos frágeis: um estudo correlacional múltiplo The hand-grip forecasts the functional performance of fragile elder subjects: a multiple-correlation study

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    Amandio A.R. Geraldes

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A força de preensão manual (FPM associa-se com a funcionalidade de idosos, mas há dúvidas sobre o valor dessa relação em todas as situações. O estudo observou a correlação entre FPM de idosos residentes em instituições de cuidados permanentes (asilos e o desempenho funcional (DF em tarefas específicas e inespecíficas para as mãos. Participaram 12 homens (70±6 anos; 64±9 kg; 160±10 cm e sete mulheres (77±11 anos; 49±10 kg; 147±10 cm. A FPM foi medida com dinamômetro hidráulico. As tarefas motoras propostas foram: caminhar 10 m na velocidade máxima (C10, timed up & go test (TUGT, colocar e retirar chave de fechadura (TCCF e tirar e recolocar lâmpada em um bocal (TCLB. O teste de Wilcoxon revelou que os homens apresentaram melhores desempenhos que as mulheres em todos as medidas, exceto IMC, TCCF e TCLB (pHand-grip strength (HGS has been used to predict functional limitation in the elderly. However, this relationship in all situations is doubtful. The purpose of the study was to observe the association between HGS and functional performance (FP, in specific and not specific tasks among 19 long-term home elderly residents, 12 men (70±6 yrs; 64±9 kg; 160±10 cm and 7 women (77±11 yrs; 49±10 kg; 147±10 cm. HGS was measured by a hydraulic hand dynamometer. The FP was measured by the time to perform the following tasks: 1 habitual gait speed (HGS; 2 timed up & go test (TUGT; 3 opening a lock with a key (OLK; 4 to take off and put in a light bulb (TPB. The Wilcoxon test revealed that men were better than women in all measurements except for the IMC, OLK and TPL (p<0.05. The Spearman coefficients showed significant correlation between HGS and three FP tests: TPL (r=-.54; p=.018; TUGT (r=-.67; p=.002 and HGS (r=-.69; p=.001. The multiple correlation showed good correlation between the HGS and all FP tests (R=.66; R²=.44; p<.04. These results suggest that HGS may be a good predictor for FP, especially for fragile and institutionalized elderly subjects, having a good potential as an epidemiologic exposition variable to forecast functional performance.

  9. 巴拿马BalBoa港第三期工程码头钻孔灌注桩冲洗液选择与实践%Selection and Practice of Drilling Fluid for Bored Pile in BalBoa Wharf Project of Panama

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    王桂新; 廖光华

    2004-01-01

    巴拿马BalBoa港第三期工程码头钻孔灌注桩工程是巴拿马乃至中南美洲第一次在海上La-Boca地层施工钻孔灌注桩,该海相凝灰质细砂岩的特点是遇空气后很快风化分散,极不稳定,孔壁稳定性问题是钻进成孔中的主要难题.通过科学地实验和分析,优选钻孔桩冲洗液护壁方案,取得了良好效果.详细介绍了该钻孔桩冲洗液优选方法及应用效果.

  10. Kauni vaatega villa / Jaan Mettik

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    Mettik, Jaan

    2008-01-01

    Kauni vaatega villast - Quinta da Boa Vista - Madeiral, orhideeaiandist. Omaniku Betty Gartoni pojal Patrick Gartonil oli Westminsteri näitusehallis väljas Quinta da Boa Vista orhideekollektsioonil põhinev akvarelliseeria ning Briti Kuninglik Aiandusselts tunnustas teda kuldmedaliga

  11. Primer registro de Crepidobothrium gerrardii (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) en el Perú

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    Gomez-Puerta, Luis A.

    2012-01-01

    Se registra por primera vez la presencia en el Perú del cestodo Crepidobothrium gerrardii parasitando el intestino de una boa constrictora (Boa constrictor) procedente del departamento de Loreto. Cuatro especímenes fueron estudiados e identificados como C. gerrardii.

  12. 77 FR 7968 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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    2012-02-13

    .... 391 Injurious Wildlife 1018-AV68 Evaluation; Constrictor Species From Python, Boa, and Eunectes Genera... federally owned or controlled lands and/or waters. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM 07/00/12 Regulatory... (FWS) Final Rule Stage 391. Injurious Wildlife Evaluation; Constrictor Species From Python, Boa,...

  13. 76 FR 40082 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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    .... 225 Injurious Wildlife 1018-AV68 Evaluation; Constrictor Species From Python, Boa, and Eunectes Genera.... Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM 12/00/11 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact..., Northern African python, Southern African python, boa constrictor, yellow anaconda, DeSchauensee's...

  14. Identification of Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei adhesins for human respiratory epithelial cells

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    Hogan Robert J

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei cause the diseases melioidosis and glanders, respectively. A well-studied aspect of pathogenesis by these closely-related bacteria is their ability to invade and multiply within eukaryotic cells. In contrast, the means by which B. pseudomallei and B. mallei adhere to cells are poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to identify adherence factors expressed by these organisms. Results Comparative sequence analyses identified a gene product in the published genome of B. mallei strain ATCC23344 (locus # BMAA0649 that resembles the well-characterized Yersinia enterocolitica autotransporter adhesin YadA. The gene encoding this B. mallei protein, designated boaA, was expressed in Escherichia coli and shown to significantly increase adherence to human epithelial cell lines, specifically HEp2 (laryngeal cells and A549 (type II pneumocytes, as well as to cultures of normal human bronchial epithelium (NHBE. Consistent with these findings, disruption of the boaA gene in B. mallei ATCC23344 reduced adherence to all three cell types by ~50%. The genomes of the B. pseudomallei strains K96243 and DD503 were also found to contain boaA and inactivation of the gene in DD503 considerably decreased binding to monolayers of HEp2 and A549 cells and to NHBE cultures. A second YadA-like gene product highly similar to BoaA (65% identity was identified in the published genomic sequence of B. pseudomallei strain K96243 (locus # BPSL1705. The gene specifying this protein, termed boaB, appears to be B. pseudomallei-specific. Quantitative attachment assays demonstrated that recombinant E. coli expressing BoaB displayed greater binding to A549 pneumocytes, HEp2 cells and NHBE cultures. Moreover, a boaB mutant of B. pseudomallei DD503 showed decreased adherence to these respiratory cells. Additionally, a B. pseudomallei strain lacking expression of both boaA and boaB was impaired in its ability to

  15. Aplicações com base em ontologias biomédicas: uma abordagem web semântica

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    Tavares, Bruno Filipe Gomes Feteira da Costa

    2011-01-01

    Este relatório apresenta o trabalho centrado na construção da BOA (Biomedical Ontology Applications) framework. A actividade de investigação BOA do grupo XLDB do LASIGE visa investigar e desenvolver aplicações para eficientemente explorar a informação contida nas ontologias biomédicas, por exemplo Gene Ontology (GO) e Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI). A actividade de investigação BOA disponibilizava três ferramentas web para a comunidade: ProteInOn, CMPSim e CESSM. O obj...

  16. Tank 12H Acidic Chemical Cleaning Sample Analysis And Material Balance

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    Martino, C. J.; Reboul, S. H.; Wiersma, B. J.; Coleman, C. J.

    2013-11-08

    A process of Bulk Oxalic Acid (BOA) chemical cleaning was performed for Tank 12H during June and July of 2013 to remove all or a portion of the approximately 4400 gallon sludge heel. Three strikes of oxalic acid (nominally 4 wt % or 2 wt %) were used at 55 �C and tank volumes of 96- to 140-thousand gallons. This report details the sample analysis of a scrape sample taken prior to BOA cleaning and dip samples taken during BOA cleaning. It also documents a rudimentary material balance for the Tank 12H cleaning results.

  17. PIC modelling of plasma potential measurements by using Ball-pen probe

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    Adámek, Jiří; Pánek, Radomír; Komm, Michael; Stöckel, Jan

    Varšava, 2007. BoA07-BoA07. [Workshop on the EFSRP, satellite meetings of 34th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics/10th./. 8.7.2007-9.7.2007, Varšava] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KJB100430601 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20430508 Keywords : PIC modelling * plasma potential * Langmuir probe * Ball-pen probe Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics http://www.ipp.cas.cz/Tokamak/conf/efsrp07/BoA07.pdf

  18. Desenvolvimento de farinhas mistas extrusadas à base de farinha de milho, derivados de levedura e caseína

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    Alvim Izabela Dutra; Sgarbieri Valdemiro Carlos; Chang Yoon Kil

    2002-01-01

    O presente trabalho teve como principal objetivo o desenvolvimento de farinhas mistas extrusadas à base de farinha de milho, derivados de levedura (autolisado ou extrato) e caseína como ingredientes. Utilizou-se a extrusão como processo, sem a pretensão de otimizá-lo, mas buscando as condições que permitissem uma boa operacionalidade do extrusor e produtos extrusados com boas propriedades funcionais, boa aceitação e elevado valor nutritivo. As condições adotadas para o processo foram: aliment...

  19. Influence of Irradiated Chitosan on Growth and Flower Quality of Gladiolus at Different Sowing Dates and Synthesis of Radiation Cross-Linked Poly(Acrylic Acid) Hydrogel for Agriculture Applications. Chapter 14

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    The plant growth promoter activity of irradiated chitosan on Gladiolus hortulanus cv. Amsterdam was studied. Chitosan was applied in the form of foliar spray at third leaf stage. Corms were sown at three different dates with 15-day intervals. Data on several parameters such as survival percentage, leaf area, plant height, number of florets per spike, and vase life were collected. Chitosan-treated plants showed superior results as compared to the control samples. Acrylic acid-based superabsorbent hydrogel was prepared using phenyltriethoxysilane (PTES) as cross-linker. Different amounts of PTES were incorporated and irradiated at different doses of up to a maximum of 30 kGy. The cross-linked acrylic acid showed hydrogel properties, and its swelling kinetics, gel fraction, and equilibrium degree of swelling (EDS) were studied. The swelling of hydrogel was also affected by pH, ionic strength, and temperature. These hydrogels can be further explored as a super water absorbent material in semi-arid and drought prone areas. (author)

  20. FDB2 encodes a member of the arylamine N-acetyltransferase family and is necessary for biotransformation of benzoxazolinones by Fusarium verticillioides

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    Maize produces the benzoxazinones DIMBOA and DIBOA, which naturally transform into the more stable benzoxazolinones MBOA and BOA, respectively. These compounds are implicated in allelopathic weed suppression, insect feeding deterrence, and microbial disease resistance. The mycotoxigenic fungus Fus...

  1. An Innovative Approach to Sex Education in Rural Schools.

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    Blaisdell, Nancy L.

    1988-01-01

    Reviews a rural Washington State teacher's experience in approaching the sensitive topic of sex education. Includes advice on dealing with opposing parents, church, and school officials. The reported lesson considered the biology and reproduction of a pet boa constrictor. (TES)

  2. Distinguishing the Effects of Bond-Length Alternation versus Bond-Order Alternation on the Nonlinear Optical Properties of π-Conjugated Chromophores

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    Gieseking, Rebecca L.

    2015-06-18

    Understanding the relationships between the molecular nonlinear optical (NLO) properties and the bond-length alternation (BLA) or π-bond-order alternation (BOA) along the molecular backbone of linear π-conjugated systems has proven widely useful in the development of NLO organic chromophores and materials. Here, we examine model polymethines to elucidate the reliability of these relationships. While BLA is solely a measure of molecular geometric structure, BOA includes information pertaining to the electronic structure. As a result, BLA is found to be a good predictor of NLO properties only when optimized geometries are considered, whereas BOA is more broadly applicable. Proper understanding of the distinction between BLA and BOA is critical when designing computational studies of NLO properties, especially for molecules in complex environments or in nonequilibrium geometries. © 2015 American Chemical Society.

  3. 78 FR 21349 - Meeting of the Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and Naval War...

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    ... and Naval War College, Naval Postgraduate School Subcommittee AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD... also through the Board of Advisors (BOA) to the Presidents of NPS and Naval War College report...

  4. 78 FR 38731 - Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit

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    ... Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies of January 21, 2009--Transparency and Open Government (74 FR... or Puerto Rico boa) Crocodylidae (does not include American crocodile) Iguanidae Varanidae...) Crocodylidae (does not include the American crocodile) Emydidae Gekkonidae Iguanidae...

  5. ARE Update Volume 8, Number 2

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    Martin, Philip; Sofia B. villas-boas; Heiman, Amir; Just, David; McWilliams, Bruce; Zilberman, David D

    2004-01-01

    New NAFTA and Mexico-U.S. Migration: The 2004 Policy Options. Vertical Contracts Between Manufacturers and Retailers: Inference With Limited Data - The Case of Yogurt. ARE Faculty Profile: Sofia Berto Villas-Boas Religion, Religiosity, Lifestyles and Food Consumption.

  6. Peixes demersais: águas marinhas

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    Timochin, I.; Palha de Sousa, B.

    1984-01-01

    This paper deals with demersal fish. The authors described the characteristics of species composition, biology, distribution of catches by area and depth. They also provided the biomass of two main fishing areas: Boa Paz and Sofala Banks.

  7. Target distribution in cooperative combat based on Bayesian optimization algorithm

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    Shi Zhifu; Zhang An; Wang Anli

    2006-01-01

    Target distribution in cooperative combat is a difficult and emphases. We build up the optimization model according to the rule of fire distribution. We have researched on the optimization model with BOA. The BOA can estimate the joint probability distribution of the variables with Bayesian network, and the new candidate solutions also can be generated by the joint distribution. The simulation example verified that the method could be used to solve the complex question, the operation was quickly and the solution was best.

  8. Snakes mimic earthworms: propulsion using rectilinear travelling waves

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    Marvi, Hamidreza; Bridges, Jacob; Hu, David L.

    2013-01-01

    In rectilinear locomotion, snakes propel themselves using unidirectional travelling waves of muscular contraction, in a style similar to earthworms. In this combined experimental and theoretical study, we film rectilinear locomotion of three species of snakes, including red-tailed boa constrictors, Dumeril's boas and Gaboon vipers. The kinematics of a snake's extension–contraction travelling wave are characterized by wave frequency, amplitude and speed. We find wave frequency increases with i...

  9. Seasonal dynamics of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in the northernmost state of Brazil: a likely port-of-entry for dengue virus 4

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    Cláudia Torres Codeço; Nildimar Alves Honório; Cláudia M Ríos-Velásquez; Maria da Conceição Alves dos Santos; Ingrid Vieira de Mattos; Sérgio Bessa Luz; Izabel Cristina Reis; Guilherme Bernardino da Cunha; Maria Goreti Rosa-Freitas; Pantelis Tsouris; Márcia Gonçalves de Castro; Ramão Luciano Nogueira Hayd; José Francisco Luitgards-Moura

    2009-01-01

    Roraima is the northernmost state of Brazil, bordering both Venezuela and Guyana. Appropriate climate and vector conditions for dengue transmission together with its proximity to countries where all four dengue serotypes circulate make this state, particularly the capital Boa Vista, strategically important for dengue surveillance in Brazil. Nonetheless, few studies have addressed the population dynamics of Aedes aegypti in Boa Vista. In this study, we report temporal and spatial variations in...

  10. Fitness inheritance in the Bayesian optimization algorithm

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    Pelikan, Martin; Sastry, Kumara

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes how fitness inheritance can be used to estimate fitness for a proportion of newly sampled candidate solutions in the Bayesian optimization algorithm (BOA). The goal of estimating fitness for some candidate solutions is to reduce the number of fitness evaluations for problems where fitness evaluation is expensive. Bayesian networks used in BOA to model promising solutions and generate the new ones are extended to allow not only for modeling and sampling candidate solutions...

  11. Bem vindos a AtoZ!

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A Profa. Dra. Helena de Fátima Nunes Silva, Coordenadora do Curso de Gestão da Informação da Universidade Federal do Paraná, dá as boas vindas aos leitores e autores desta edição de estréia da AtoZ: novas práticas em informação e conhecimento!Boa leitura!

  12. Detoxification of Corn Antimicrobial Compounds as the Basis for Isolating Fusarium verticillioides and Some Other Fusarium Species from Corn

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    Glenn, A. E.; Hinton, D M; Yates, I E; Bacon, C.W.

    2001-01-01

    The preformed antimicrobial compounds produced by maize, 2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3-one and its desmethoxy derivative 2,4-dihydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3-one, are highly reactive benzoxazinoids that quickly degrade to the antimicrobials 6-methoxy-2-benzoxazolinone (MBOA) and 2-benzoxazolinone (BOA), respectively. Fusarium verticillioides (= F. moniliforme) is highly tolerant to MBOA and BOA and can actively transform these compounds to nontoxic metabolites. Eleven of 29 Fusariu...

  13. Chemical composition effects on an ion-exchange process in glass

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    Míka, M.; Špirková, J.; Třešňáková, P.; Salavcová, L.; Ondráček, František; Lahodný, F.; Janáková, S.; Švecová, B.; Malichová, H.

    Warszawa : Conference Engine , 2007. s. 162-163. ISBN 83-89585-16-2. [European Materials Research Society, E-MRS 2007 Fall Meeting. 17.05.2007-21.09.2007, Warszawa] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA106/03/0505 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20670512 Keywords : ion exchenge * chemical exchenge Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engine ering http://science24.com/events/1302/boa/boa.pdf

  14. Immunohistochemical Detection of a Unique Protein within Cells of Snakes Having Inclusion Body Disease, a World-Wide Disease Seen in Members of the Families Boidae and Pythonidae

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    Chang, Li-Wen; Fu, Ann; Wozniak, Edward; Chow, Marjorie; Duke, Diane G.; Green, Linda; Kelley, Karen; Hernandez, Jorge A; Jacobson, Elliott R.

    2013-01-01

    Inclusion body disease (IBD) is a worldwide disease in captive boa constrictors (boa constrictor) and occasionally in other snakes of the families Boidae and Pythonidae. The exact causative agent(s) and pathogenesis are not yet fully understood. Currently, diagnosis of IBD is based on the light microscopic identification of eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies in hematoxylin and eosin stained tissues or blood smears. An antigenically unique 68 KDa protein was identified within the I...

  15. Snake modulates constriction in response to prey's heartbeat

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    Boback, Scott M.; Hall, Allison E.; McCann, Katelyn J.; Hayes, Amanda W.; Forrester, Jeffrey S.; Zwemer, Charles F.

    2012-01-01

    Many species of snakes use constriction—the act of applying pressure via loops of their trunk—to subdue and kill their prey. Constriction is costly and snakes must therefore constrict their prey just long enough to ensure death. However, it remains unknown how snakes determine when their prey is dead. Here, we demonstrate that boas (Boa constrictor) have the remarkable ability to detect a heartbeat in their prey and, based on this signal, modify the pressure and duration of constriction accor...

  16. Bayesian Optimization Algorithm, Population Sizing, and Time to Convergence

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    Pelikan, M.; Goldberg, D.E.; Cantu-Paz, E.

    2000-01-19

    This paper analyzes convergence properties of the Bayesian optimization algorithm (BOA). It settles the BOA into the framework of problem decomposition used frequently in order to model and understand the behavior of simple genetic algorithms. The growth of the population size and the number of generations until convergence with respect to the size of a problem is theoretically analyzed. The theoretical results are supported by a number of experiments.

  17. Matrilysin-1 Mediates Bronchiolization of Alveoli, a Potential Premalignant Change in Lung Cancer

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    Wang, Xiao-Yang; Demelash, Abeba; Kim, Heungnam; Jensen-Taubman, Sandra; Dakir, El Habib; Ozbun, Laurent; Birrer, Michael J.; Linnoila, R. Ilona

    2009-01-01

    Matrilysin-1 (also called matrix metalloproteinase-7) is expressed in injured lung and in cancer but not in normal epithelia. Bronchiolization of the alveoli (BOA), a potential precursor of lung cancer, is a histologically distinct type of metaplasia that is composed of cells resembling airway epithelium in the alveolar compartment. We demonstrate that there is increased expression of matrilysin-1 in human lesions and BOA in the CC10-human achaete-scute homolog-1 transgenic mouse model. Force...

  18. Benzoxazolinone detoxification by N-Glucosylation: The multi-compartment-network of Zea mays L.

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    Schulz, Margot; Filary, Barbara; Kühn, Sabine; Colby, Thomas; Harzen, Anne; Schmidt, Jürgen; Sicker, Dieter; Hennig, Lothar; Hofmann, Diana; Disko, Ulrich; Anders, Nico

    2016-01-01

    The major detoxification product in maize roots after 24 h benzoxazolin-2(3H)-one (BOA) exposure was identified as glucoside carbamate resulting from rearrangement of BOA-N-glucoside, but the pathway of N-glucosylation, enzymes involved and the site of synthesis were previously unknown. Assaying whole cell proteins revealed the necessity of H2O2 and Fe(2+) ions for glucoside carbamate production. Peroxidase produced BOA radicals are apparently formed within the extraplastic space of the young maize root. Radicals seem to be the preferred substrate for N-glucosylation, either by direct reaction with glucose or, more likely, the N-glucoside is released by glucanase/glucosidase catalyzed hydrolysis from cell wall components harboring fixed BOA. The processes are accompanied by alterations of cell wall polymers. Glucoside carbamate accumulation could be suppressed by the oxireductase inhibitor 2-bromo-4´-nitroacetophenone and by peroxidase inhibitor 2,3-butanedione. Alternatively, activated BOA molecules with an open heterocycle may be produced by microorganisms (e.g., endophyte Fusarium verticillioides) and channeled for enzymatic N-glucosylation. Experiments with transgenic Arabidopsis lines indicate a role of maize glucosyltransferase BX9 in BOA-N-glycosylation. Western blots with BX9 antibody demonstrate the presence of BX9 in the extraplastic space. Proteomic analyses verified a high BOA responsiveness of multiple peroxidases in the apoplast/cell wall. BOA incubations led to shifting, altered abundances and identities of the apoplast and cell wall located peroxidases, glucanases, glucosidases and glutathione transferases (GSTs). GSTs could function as glucoside carbamate transporters. The highly complex, compartment spanning and redox-regulated glucoside carbamate pathway seems to be mainly realized in Poaceae. In maize, carbamate production is independent from benzoxazinone synthesis. PMID:26645909

  19. Host-synthesized secondary compounds influence the in vitro interactions between fungal endophytes of maize.

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    Saunders, Megan; Kohn, Linda M

    2008-01-01

    Maize produces a suite of allelopathic secondary metabolites, the benzoxazinoids. 2,4-Dihydroxy-7-methoxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3-one and 2,4-dihydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3-one reside as glucosides in plant tissue and spontaneously degrade to 6-methoxy-2-benzoxazolinone (MBOA) and 2-benzoxazolinone (BOA) upon plant cell disruption. Several maize-associated fungi in the genus Fusarium can metabolize MBOA and BOA. BOA tolerance levels in 10 species of Fusarium and in the maize endophytes Nigrospora oryzae, Acremonium zeae, and Periconia macrospinosa were characterized. BOA tolerance ranged from 0.25 to 1.10 mg/ml among species. The influence of substrate alteration by one species on the subsequent growth of another species was assessed in the presence and absence of BOA. The colony area of the secondary colonizer in heterospecific interactions was compared to that in autospecific interactions (one isolate follows itself). In the presence of BOA, four of six secondary colonizers had greater growth (facilitation) when primary colonizers had higher BOA tolerance than the secondary colonizer. When the primary colonizer had lower tolerance than the secondary, three of six secondary colonizers were inhibited (competition) and three not significantly affected. In BOA-free medium, the number of isolates that were facilitated or inhibited was the same regardless of the tolerance level of the primary colonizer. Two of six secondary colonizers were facilitated, two inhibited, and two not significantly affected. This study provides some support for facilitation in stressful conditions under the Menge-Sutherland model. The results are not consistent with the corresponding prediction of competition in the absence of stress. The hypothesis drawn from these data is that in the presence of a toxin, fungal species that detoxify their substrate can enhance the colonization rate of less tolerant fungi. PMID:17993551

  20. Impact of Facial Conformation on Canine Health: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome.

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    Packer, Rowena M A; Hendricks, Anke; Tivers, Michael S; Burn, Charlotte C

    2015-01-01

    The domestic dog may be the most morphologically diverse terrestrial mammalian species known to man; pedigree dogs are artificially selected for extreme aesthetics dictated by formal Breed Standards, and breed-related disorders linked to conformation are ubiquitous and diverse. Brachycephaly--foreshortening of the facial skeleton--is a discrete mutation that has been selected for in many popular dog breeds e.g. the Bulldog, Pug, and French Bulldog. A chronic, debilitating respiratory syndrome, whereby soft tissue blocks the airways, predominantly affects dogs with this conformation, and thus is labelled Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). Despite the name of the syndrome, scientific evidence quantitatively linking brachycephaly with BOAS is lacking, but it could aid efforts to select for healthier conformations. Here we show, in (1) an exploratory study of 700 dogs of diverse breeds and conformations, and (2) a confirmatory study of 154 brachycephalic dogs, that BOAS risk increases sharply in a non-linear manner as relative muzzle length shortens. BOAS only occurred in dogs whose muzzles comprised less than half their cranial lengths. Thicker neck girths also increased BOAS risk in both populations: a risk factor for human sleep apnoea and not previously realised in dogs; and obesity was found to further increase BOAS risk. This study provides evidence that breeding for brachycephaly leads to an increased risk of BOAS in dogs, with risk increasing as the morphology becomes more exaggerated. As such, dog breeders and buyers should be aware of this risk when selecting dogs, and breeding organisations should actively discourage exaggeration of this high-risk conformation in breed standards and the show ring. PMID:26509577

  1. Impact of Facial Conformation on Canine Health: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome.

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    Rowena M A Packer

    Full Text Available The domestic dog may be the most morphologically diverse terrestrial mammalian species known to man; pedigree dogs are artificially selected for extreme aesthetics dictated by formal Breed Standards, and breed-related disorders linked to conformation are ubiquitous and diverse. Brachycephaly--foreshortening of the facial skeleton--is a discrete mutation that has been selected for in many popular dog breeds e.g. the Bulldog, Pug, and French Bulldog. A chronic, debilitating respiratory syndrome, whereby soft tissue blocks the airways, predominantly affects dogs with this conformation, and thus is labelled Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS. Despite the name of the syndrome, scientific evidence quantitatively linking brachycephaly with BOAS is lacking, but it could aid efforts to select for healthier conformations. Here we show, in (1 an exploratory study of 700 dogs of diverse breeds and conformations, and (2 a confirmatory study of 154 brachycephalic dogs, that BOAS risk increases sharply in a non-linear manner as relative muzzle length shortens. BOAS only occurred in dogs whose muzzles comprised less than half their cranial lengths. Thicker neck girths also increased BOAS risk in both populations: a risk factor for human sleep apnoea and not previously realised in dogs; and obesity was found to further increase BOAS risk. This study provides evidence that breeding for brachycephaly leads to an increased risk of BOAS in dogs, with risk increasing as the morphology becomes more exaggerated. As such, dog breeders and buyers should be aware of this risk when selecting dogs, and breeding organisations should actively discourage exaggeration of this high-risk conformation in breed standards and the show ring.

  2. Exploiting Bivariate Dependencies to Speedup Structure Learning in Bayesian Optimization Algorithm

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    Amin Nikanjam; Adel Rahmani

    2012-01-01

    Bayesian optimization algorithm (BOA) is one of the successful and widely used estimation of distribution algorithms (EDAs) which have been employed to solve different optimization problems.In EDAs,a model is learned from the selected population that encodes interactions among problem variables.New individuals are generated by sampling the model and incorporated into the population.Different probabilistic models have been used in EDAs to learn interactions.Bayesian network (BN) is a well-known graphical model which is used in BOA.Learning a proper model in EDAs and particularly in BOA is distinguished as a computationally expensive task.Different methods have been proposed in the literature to improve the complexity of model building in EDAs.This paper employs bivariate dependencies to learn accurate BNs in BOA efficiently.The proposed approach extracts the bivariate dependencies using an appropriate pairwise interaction-detection metric.Due to the static structure of the underlying problems,these dependencies are used in each generation of BOA to learn an accurate network.By using this approach,the computational cost of model building is reduced dramatically.Various optimization problems are selected to be solved by the algorithm.The experimental results show that the proposed approach successfully finds the optimum in problems with different types of interactions efficiently.Significant speedups are observed in the model building procedure as well.

  3. Two Horizontally Transferred Xenobiotic Resistance Gene Clusters Associated with Detoxification of Benzoxazolinones by Fusarium Species.

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    Full Text Available Microbes encounter a broad spectrum of antimicrobial compounds in their environments and often possess metabolic strategies to detoxify such xenobiotics. We have previously shown that Fusarium verticillioides, a fungal pathogen of maize known for its production of fumonisin mycotoxins, possesses two unlinked loci, FDB1 and FDB2, necessary for detoxification of antimicrobial compounds produced by maize, including the γ-lactam 2-benzoxazolinone (BOA. In support of these earlier studies, microarray analysis of F. verticillioides exposed to BOA identified the induction of multiple genes at FDB1 and FDB2, indicating the loci consist of gene clusters. One of the FDB1 cluster genes encoded a protein having domain homology to the metallo-β-lactamase (MBL superfamily. Deletion of this gene (MBL1 rendered F. verticillioides incapable of metabolizing BOA and thus unable to grow on BOA-amended media. Deletion of other FDB1 cluster genes, in particular AMD1 and DLH1, did not affect BOA degradation. Phylogenetic analyses and topology testing of the FDB1 and FDB2 cluster genes suggested two horizontal transfer events among fungi, one being transfer of FDB1 from Fusarium to Colletotrichum, and the second being transfer of the FDB2 cluster from Fusarium to Aspergillus. Together, the results suggest that plant-derived xenobiotics have exerted evolutionary pressure on these fungi, leading to horizontal transfer of genes that enhance fitness or virulence.

  4. Two Horizontally Transferred Xenobiotic Resistance Gene Clusters Associated with Detoxification of Benzoxazolinones by Fusarium Species.

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    Glenn, Anthony E; Davis, C Britton; Gao, Minglu; Gold, Scott E; Mitchell, Trevor R; Proctor, Robert H; Stewart, Jane E; Snook, Maurice E

    2016-01-01

    Microbes encounter a broad spectrum of antimicrobial compounds in their environments and often possess metabolic strategies to detoxify such xenobiotics. We have previously shown that Fusarium verticillioides, a fungal pathogen of maize known for its production of fumonisin mycotoxins, possesses two unlinked loci, FDB1 and FDB2, necessary for detoxification of antimicrobial compounds produced by maize, including the γ-lactam 2-benzoxazolinone (BOA). In support of these earlier studies, microarray analysis of F. verticillioides exposed to BOA identified the induction of multiple genes at FDB1 and FDB2, indicating the loci consist of gene clusters. One of the FDB1 cluster genes encoded a protein having domain homology to the metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) superfamily. Deletion of this gene (MBL1) rendered F. verticillioides incapable of metabolizing BOA and thus unable to grow on BOA-amended media. Deletion of other FDB1 cluster genes, in particular AMD1 and DLH1, did not affect BOA degradation. Phylogenetic analyses and topology testing of the FDB1 and FDB2 cluster genes suggested two horizontal transfer events among fungi, one being transfer of FDB1 from Fusarium to Colletotrichum, and the second being transfer of the FDB2 cluster from Fusarium to Aspergillus. Together, the results suggest that plant-derived xenobiotics have exerted evolutionary pressure on these fungi, leading to horizontal transfer of genes that enhance fitness or virulence. PMID:26808652

  5. Design Principles of Reptilian Muscles: Calcium Cycling Strategies.

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    Perni, Stefano; Close, Matthew; Franzini-Armstrong, Clara

    2016-03-01

    The ultrastructure of the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in skeletal muscles was compared among different reptile species (watersnake, boa constrictor, lizard, and turtle) and a mammal (mouse). Morphometric analysis demonstrates a pattern of increasing calsequestrin (CASQ) content in the lumen of SR from turtle to lizard, watersnake, and boa constrictor, and this content is in all cases higher than in mouse. In all reptiles sampled except turtle, CASQ is not confined to the junctional sarcoplasmic reticulum (jSR) cisternae as it is in other species. It instead fills the entire longitudinal (free) SR (fSR) regions, and in the extreme case of snakes, the shape of the SR is modified around the extra CASQ. We suggest that high CASQ content may represent an ATP-saving adaptation that permits relatively low metabolic rates during prolonged periods of fasting and inactivity, particularly in watersnake and boa constrictor. PMID:26663776

  6. Computer-based Creativity Enhanced Conceptual Design Model for Non-routine Design of Mechanical Systems

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    LI Yutong; WANG Yuxin; DUFFY Alex H B

    2014-01-01

    Computer-based conceptual design for routine design has made great strides, yet non-routine design has not been given due attention, and it is still poorly automated. Considering that the function-behavior-structure(FBS) model is widely used for modeling the conceptual design process, a computer-based creativity enhanced conceptual design model(CECD) for non-routine design of mechanical systems is presented. In the model, the leaf functions in the FBS model are decomposed into and represented with fine-grain basic operation actions(BOA), and the corresponding BOA set in the function domain is then constructed. Choosing building blocks from the database, and expressing their multiple functions with BOAs, the BOA set in the structure domain is formed. Through rule-based dynamic partition of the BOA set in the function domain, many variants of regenerated functional schemes are generated. For enhancing the capability to introduce new design variables into the conceptual design process, and dig out more innovative physical structure schemes, the indirect function-structure matching strategy based on reconstructing the combined structure schemes is adopted. By adjusting the tightness of the partition rules and the granularity of the divided BOA subsets, and making full use of the main function and secondary functions of each basic structure in the process of reconstructing of the physical structures, new design variables and variants are introduced into the physical structure scheme reconstructing process, and a great number of simpler physical structure schemes to accomplish the overall function organically are figured out. The creativity enhanced conceptual design model presented has a dominant capability in introducing new deign variables in function domain and digging out simpler physical structures to accomplish the overall function, therefore it can be utilized to solve non-routine conceptual design problem.

  7. Computer-based creativity enhanced conceptual design model for non-routine design of mechanical systems

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    Li, Yutong; Wang, Yuxin; Duffy, Alex H. B.

    2014-11-01

    Computer-based conceptual design for routine design has made great strides, yet non-routine design has not been given due attention, and it is still poorly automated. Considering that the function-behavior-structure(FBS) model is widely used for modeling the conceptual design process, a computer-based creativity enhanced conceptual design model(CECD) for non-routine design of mechanical systems is presented. In the model, the leaf functions in the FBS model are decomposed into and represented with fine-grain basic operation actions(BOA), and the corresponding BOA set in the function domain is then constructed. Choosing building blocks from the database, and expressing their multiple functions with BOAs, the BOA set in the structure domain is formed. Through rule-based dynamic partition of the BOA set in the function domain, many variants of regenerated functional schemes are generated. For enhancing the capability to introduce new design variables into the conceptual design process, and dig out more innovative physical structure schemes, the indirect function-structure matching strategy based on reconstructing the combined structure schemes is adopted. By adjusting the tightness of the partition rules and the granularity of the divided BOA subsets, and making full use of the main function and secondary functions of each basic structure in the process of reconstructing of the physical structures, new design variables and variants are introduced into the physical structure scheme reconstructing process, and a great number of simpler physical structure schemes to accomplish the overall function organically are figured out. The creativity enhanced conceptual design model presented has a dominant capability in introducing new deign variables in function domain and digging out simpler physical structures to accomplish the overall function, therefore it can be utilized to solve non-routine conceptual design problem.

  8. Phthalocyanine-labeled LDL for tumor imaging and photodynamic therapy

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    Li, Hui; Marotta, Diane; Kim, Soungkyoo; Chance, Britton; Glickson, Jerry D.; Busch, Theresa M.; Zheng, Gang

    2005-01-01

    Current limitation of both near-infrared (NIR) tumor imaging and photodynamic therapy (PDT) is their lack of sufficient tumor-to-tissue contrast due to the relatively non-specific nature of delivering dye to the tumor, which has led to false negatives for NIR imaging and inadequate therapeutic ratio for PDT. Hence, agents targeting "cancer signatures", i.e. molecules that accumulate selectively in cancer cells, are particular attractive. One of these signatures is low-density-lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), which is overexpressed in many tumors. We have developed pyropheophorbide cholesterol oleate reconstituted LDL as a LDLR-targeting photosensitizer (PS) and demonstrated its LDLR-mediated uptake in vitro and in vivo. To improve the labeling efficiency for achieving high probe/protein ratio, tetra-t-butyl silicon phthalocyanine bearing two oleate moieties at its axial positions, (tBu)4SiPcBOA, was designed and synthesized. This compound was designed to 1) prevent the PS aggregation; 2) improve the PS solubility in non-polar solvent; and 3) maximize the PS binding to LDL phospholipid monolayer. Using this novel strategy, (tBu)4SiPcBOA was reconstituted into LDL (r-SiPcBOA-LDL) with a very high payload (500:1 molar ratio). In addition, (tBu)4SiPcBOA reconstituted acetylated LDL (r-SiPcBOA)-AcLDL with similar payload was also prepared. Since Ac-LDL cannot bind to LDLR, (r-SiPcBOA)-AcLDL can serve as the negative control to evaluate LDLR targeting specificity. For biological evaluation of these new agents, confocal microscopy and in vitro PDT protocols were performed using LDLR-overexpressing human hepatoblastoma G2 (HepG2) tumor model. These studies suggest that LDL serves as a delivery vehicle to bring large amount of the NIR/PDT agents selectively to tumor cells overexpressing LDLR.

  9. A ética como criação de qualidade de vida : o apreço pela vida como pilar de sustentação da acção humana

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    Charrua, Maria Antonieta Paixão

    2011-01-01

    Relatório da Prática de Ensino Supervisionada, Mestrado em Ensino da Filosofia, Universidade de Lisboa, 2011 O estágio realizado na Escola Manuel Cargaleiro representou um desafio extremamente importante. Esta instituição escolar, apresenta boas infra-estruturas físicas, uma equipa de docentes organizada e coerente no esforço constante de responder às necessidades da sociedade. A turma do 10º ano de escolaridade é considerada boa, os resultados quantitativos foram satisfatórios...

  10. Utilização da distração osteogênica mediana sagital para tratamento da atresia mandibular Mid-sagital mandibular distraction osteogenesis for treatment of lower arch crowding

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    Luiz Guilherme Martins Maia; Luiz Gonzaga Gandini Júnior; Márcia Regina Elisa Aparecida Schiavon Gandini; João Roberto Gonçalves; Cristina Azevedo de Oliveira

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: relatar o tratamento de uma paciente com apinhamento severo decorrente de uma atresia maxilomandibular, tratada por meio da Distração Osteogênica da Sínfise Mandibular (DOSM). RESULTADOS: neste caso, observamos bom engrenamento dentário, diminuição do corredor bucal escuro, correção do apinhamento, boa forma de arcos e boa estética facial, num período de tempo bastante satisfatório, sem trazer dano ao tecido periodontal adjacente. CONCLUSÃO: pacientes com arcos atrésicos e apinhamen...

  11. Diversidade genética de estoques de reprodutores de Colossoma macropomum Genetic diversity of Colossoma macropomum broodstocks

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    T.S. Lopes; D.P. Streit Jr.; R.P. Ribeiro; J.A. Povh; N.M. Lopera-Barrero; L. Vargas; C. Pinto Filho; J.R. Queiroz

    2009-01-01

    Analisou-se a diversidade genética de estoques de reprodutores de Tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum), mediante o uso de marcador RAPD, utilizando-se 10 primers para analisar 30 amostras do estoques de reprodutores das pisciculturas de Boa Esperança e Vale Verde, localizadas no Estado de Rondônia. A porcentagem de fragmentos polimórficos e o índice de diversidade genética de Shannon foram altos nos dois estoques de reprodutores. O estoque de reprodutores de Boa Esperança apresentou um fragmento e...

  12. Bayesian Optimisation Algorithm for Nurse Scheduling

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    Li, Jingpeng

    2008-01-01

    Our research has shown that schedules can be built mimicking a human scheduler by using a set of rules that involve domain knowledge. This chapter presents a Bayesian Optimization Algorithm (BOA) for the nurse scheduling problem that chooses such suitable scheduling rules from a set for each nurses assignment. Based on the idea of using probabilistic models, the BOA builds a Bayesian network for the set of promising solutions and samples these networks to generate new candidate solutions. Computational results from 52 real data instances demonstrate the success of this approach. It is also suggested that the learning mechanism in the proposed algorithm may be suitable for other scheduling problems.

  13. Spying by American Archaeologists in World War I

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    David L. Browman

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available I am interested in detailing two aspects linked to the issue of several archaeologists working for the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI during the First World War. These spying activities were part of the controversy surrounding the censure of Franz Boas by the American Anthropological Association (AAA for his published letter of October 1919, in which Boas claimed that four unnamed researchers were involved in espionage activities using archaeological research as a front. As they were unnamed, who were these four archaeologists?

  14. Autopercepção positiva de saúde em idosos: estudo populacional no Sul do Brasil

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    Susana Cararo Confortin; Maruí Weber Corseuil Giehl; Danielle Ledur Antes; Ione Jayce Ceola Schneider; Eleonora d’Orsi

    2015-01-01

    O objetivo foi identificar fatores associados à autopercepção positiva de saúde em idosos de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Sul do Brasil. Trata- se de estudo transversal, de base populacional, com 1.705 idosos. A autopercepção de saúde foi classificada como positiva (muito boa e boa) e negativa (regular, ruim e muito ruim). A regressão bruta e ajustada de Poisson foi utilizada para identificar os fatores associados. A prevalência do desfecho foi de 51,2%, associada positivamente ao sexo masc...

  15. Bolsa de objectos de aprendizagem

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    Dinis, Patrícia Alexandra de Sousa Castanheira

    2007-01-01

    Enquadrado na área das tecnologias de suporte ao ensino e aprendizagem são analisados vários repositórios de objectos de aprendizagem (OA) em termos das suas funcionalidades, com o intuito de identificar as suas características mais relevantes, boas práticas emergentes, e também limitações ou constrangimentos. Neste âmbito, é proposto o sistema “Bolsa de Objectos de Aprendizagem” (BOA), o qual é desenvolvido de acordo com a metáfora da bolsa de valores, e que introduz uma abordagem i...

  16. An Adaptive Game Algorithm for an Autonomous, Mobile Robot

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    Hansen, Søren Tranberg; Bak, Thomas; Risager, Claus

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents a field study of a physical ball game for elderly based on an autonomous, mobile robot. The game algorithm is based on Case Based Reasoning and adjusts the game challenge to the player’s mobility skills by registering the spatio-temporal behaviour of the player using an on boa...

  17. Pouzolzia saxophila sp. nov. (Urticaceae tribe Boehmerieae) from Bahia, Brazil

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    Wilmot-Dear, Christine Melanie; Friis, Ib; Monro, Alex K.

    2015-01-01

    xerophytic scrub vegetation on rocky outcrops in the Boa Nova National Park, Bahia, Brazil. The new species is somewhat similar to P. pringlei, a Mexican endemic, and to P. amambaiensis from the Brazil–Paraguay border, but also to the widespread Asiatic P. zeylanica. However, the similarities with these...

  18. A case for interfering with freedom of contract? An empirically-informed study of bans of assignment

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    Beale, Hugh; Gullifer, Louise; Paterson, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    Do "bans on assignment" of trade receivables cause serious problems with receivables financing? Should Government render them ineffective? Two empirical investigations suggest that though there are good reasons for using BoAs, they cause disproportionate problems to SMEs needing to factor their debts, and there is a good case for intervention

  19. Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida: Ferramenta do Pensamento Sistêmico

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available RESENHA CALDEIRA-PIRES Armando, SOUZA-PAULA Maria Carlota de, VILAS BOAS Roberto C. (orgs. Avaliação do Ciclo de Vida a ISO 14040 na America Latina. Brasília: Abipti, 2005, 337 p. 21,5 cm. Apoio CNPq, CYTED, UnB. ISBN 85-89263-04-5.

  20. Immunohistochemical detection of a unique protein within cells of snakes having inclusion body disease, a world-wide disease seen in members of the families Boidae and Pythonidae.

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    Li-Wen Chang

    Full Text Available Inclusion body disease (IBD is a worldwide disease in captive boa constrictors (boa constrictor and occasionally in other snakes of the families Boidae and Pythonidae. The exact causative agent(s and pathogenesis are not yet fully understood. Currently, diagnosis of IBD is based on the light microscopic identification of eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies in hematoxylin and eosin stained tissues or blood smears. An antigenically unique 68 KDa protein was identified within the IBD inclusion bodies, called IBD protein. A validated immuno-based ante-mortem diagnostic test is needed for screening snakes that are at risk of having IBD. In this study, despite difficulties in solubilizing semi-purified inclusion bodies, utilizing hybridoma technology a mouse anti-IBD protein monoclonal antibody (MAB was produced. The antigenic specificity of the antibody was confirmed and validated by western blots, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immuno-transmission electron microscopy, and immunohistochemical staining. Paraffin embedded tissues of IBD positive and negative boa constrictors (n=94 collected from 1990 to 2011 were tested with immunohistochemical staining. In boa constrictors, the anti-IBDP MAB had a sensitivity of 83% and specificity of 100% in detecting IBD. The antibody also cross-reacted with IBD inclusion bodies in carpet pythons (Morelia spilota and a ball python (python regius. This validated antibody can serve as a tool for the development of ante-mortem immunodiagnostic tests for IBD.

  1. The Impact of Follicular Fluid Components and Embryo-Endometrial Cross-Talk on the Oocyte Quality or Embryo Viability: Search for New Biomarkers

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    Králíčková, M.; Čedíková, M.; Pitule, P.; Šíma, Petr; Větvička, V.

    New York: Nova Publishers, 2013 - (Nascimento, R.; Boas, H.), s. 59-76 ISBN 978-1-62257-909-9 Institutional support: RVO:61388971 Keywords : embryo * in vitro fertilization Subject RIV: EC - Immunology https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=33022

  2. Kõlblus ja kõlbavus / Jüri Hain

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    Hain, Jüri, 1941-

    1998-01-01

    20. saj. alguse eesti kunstist ja kirjandusest, mida on peetud moraalituks. Kunstis: A. Weizenbergi skulptuurid "Koit" ja "Hämarik", A. Vabbe akvarell "Daam boas" ja E. Wiiralti graafiline leht "Susanna". Kriitikute vastakatest seisukohtadest kõlbluse ja kõlbavuse kohta

  3. Integrity, Culture, and Other Intangibles for Building Long-Term Value--The Board's Critical Responsibility

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    Stout, John H.

    2012-01-01

    Governance is a discipline different from management. Understanding that concept is the first step toward improving board practices. While management designs, recommends to the board, and executes the company s strategy and business plan within an agreed budget, governance focuses on active, vigorous oversight of the company and its management. This paper presents a practical guide for boa...

  4. A agroecologia promovendo a segurança alimentar: um estudo de caso do semi-árido brasileiro.

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    Branco, Telma Branco; Marra, José Felipe

    2004-01-01

    A experiência da família do Sr. Antônio Santino de Freitas que demonstra como a proposta de trabalho com a agroecologia pode contribuir para criar uma situação de disponibilidade de alimento suficiente, de boa qualidade e diversificado.

  5. Immunohistochemical detection of a unique protein within cells of snakes having inclusion body disease, a world-wide disease seen in members of the families Boidae and Pythonidae.

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    Chang, Li-Wen; Fu, Ann; Wozniak, Edward; Chow, Marjorie; Duke, Diane G; Green, Linda; Kelley, Karen; Hernandez, Jorge A; Jacobson, Elliott R

    2013-01-01

    Inclusion body disease (IBD) is a worldwide disease in captive boa constrictors (boa constrictor) and occasionally in other snakes of the families Boidae and Pythonidae. The exact causative agent(s) and pathogenesis are not yet fully understood. Currently, diagnosis of IBD is based on the light microscopic identification of eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies in hematoxylin and eosin stained tissues or blood smears. An antigenically unique 68 KDa protein was identified within the IBD inclusion bodies, called IBD protein. A validated immuno-based ante-mortem diagnostic test is needed for screening snakes that are at risk of having IBD. In this study, despite difficulties in solubilizing semi-purified inclusion bodies, utilizing hybridoma technology a mouse anti-IBD protein monoclonal antibody (MAB) was produced. The antigenic specificity of the antibody was confirmed and validated by western blots, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immuno-transmission electron microscopy, and immunohistochemical staining. Paraffin embedded tissues of IBD positive and negative boa constrictors (n=94) collected from 1990 to 2011 were tested with immunohistochemical staining. In boa constrictors, the anti-IBDP MAB had a sensitivity of 83% and specificity of 100% in detecting IBD. The antibody also cross-reacted with IBD inclusion bodies in carpet pythons (Morelia spilota) and a ball python (python regius). This validated antibody can serve as a tool for the development of ante-mortem immunodiagnostic tests for IBD. PMID:24340066

  6. 78 FR 44275 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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    2013-07-23

    ... Evaluation; Constrictor Species From Python, Boa, and Eunectes Genera. National Park Service--Proposed Rule... also propose an expanded use of lifecycle analysis of critical equipment. Timetable: Action Date FR... regulatory oversight over this critical equipment will be increased. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM...

  7. Oral health conditions among pregnant women attended to at a health care center in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil = Condições de saúde bucal de gestantes atendidas em uma unidade de saúde em Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil

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    Bressane, Larissa Borges

    2011-01-01

    Conclusões: Diante dos resultados obtidos, pôde-se constatar que as condições de saúde na população de gestantes estudadas foram desfavoráveis; entretanto, a maioria a considerou regular ou boa.

  8. Arbejdspapir om dogmeproduceret etnografi

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    Kristensen, Regnar Albæk

    2016-01-01

    Etnografien har været antropologens varemærke, siden Boas og Malinowski gjorde monografierne til fagets kerneprodukt. Der har været meget diskussion om, hvor godt og præcist disse monografier beskrev de verdener, som antropologerne studerede, og siden bølgerne gik højest i 1980erne og 1990erne, h...

  9. Produção de sementes de alface em cultivo hidropônico

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    Menezes Nilson Lemos de

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Sementes de alface das cultivares Deyse e Regina foram produzidas em estufa, no sistema hidropônico, com elevados rendimentos por planta e boa qualidade de sementes, quando comparados a resultados de sistema convencional, de canteiros em campo. Esses dados sugerem estudos de produção de sementes de alface em cultivo protegido.

  10. Audiological assessment modalities in children with multiple handicaps and parents′ perception

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    Noorain Alam

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Children with multiple disabilities have combination of various disabilities. Accurate hearing evaluation is difficult in this population. Audiologists, generally employ a test battery approach, which includes combining findings of parent impression with behavior observation audiometry (BOA as well as auditory brainstem evoked responses (ABR findings. This study was carried out to find if there exists a correlation among various steps in the test battery for children with multiple handicaps as well as to find out, which disability is the most common among this population. Methodology: A total of 103 numbers of children with multiple handicaps were chosen at random who were referred to C U Shah Institute of Audiology and Speech Therapy for audiological assessment. The three steps involved in assessment that is parental impression, BOA and ABR findings were taken into account. The relationship was obtained using data analysis. Results: It was found that among children with multiple handicaps referred for audiological assessment, mental retardation was the most common (32.03%. Furthermore, it was found that there were more contradictory findings between parent impression and ABR (48% when compared with parent impression with BOA (38%. In between BOA and ABR contradictory findings were found in 41% of cases. Conclusion: There are wide contradictions among various steps involved in assessment of children with multiple handicaps. Implication: Audiologist should use a test battery approach to assess hearing ability of this population and audiologists should interpret findings carefully at each level.

  11. Brazilian organoclays as nanostructured sorbents of petroleum-derived hydrocarbons

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    Kleberson Ricardo de Oliveira Pereira; Rosângela Abdala Hanna; Marilda Mendonça Guazzelli Ramos Vianna; Carolina Afonso Pinto; Meiry Gláucia Freire Rodrigues; Francisco Rolando Valenzuela-Diaz

    2005-01-01

    Organophilic clays were prepared using a bentonite from the town of Boa Vista, state of Paraíba, Brazil, and a quaternary ammonium salt (Genamin CTAC-50). The materials obtained were characterized by X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. The results showed a good gasoline, toluene, diesel fuel and kerosene adsorbing capacity.

  12. Anthropology with an Agenda: Four Forgotten Dance Anthropologists

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    Richter, Katrina

    2010-01-01

    In response to postcolonial, feminist and subaltern critiques of anthropology, this article seeks to answer the question, "For whom should research be conducted, and by whom should it be used?" by examining the lives and works of four female dance anthropologists. Franziska Boas, Zora Neale Hurston, Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus used…

  13. Bessel type inequalities in Hilbert C*-modules

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    S. S. Dragomir; M. Khosravi; Moslehian, M. S.

    2009-01-01

    Regarding the generalizations of the Bessel inequality in Hilbert spaces which are due to Bombiari and Boas--Bellman, we obtain a version of the Bessel inequality and some generalizations of this inequality in the framework of Hilbert $C^*$-modules.

  14. Audiological assessment modalities in children with multiple handicaps and parents′ perception

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    Noorain Alam

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim of the Study: Children with multiple disabilities have combination of various disabilities. Accurate hearing evaluation is difficult in this population. Audiologists generally employ a test battery approach, which includes combining findings of parent impression with behavioral observation audiometry (BOA as well as auditory brainstem response (ABR findings. Present study was done to find if there exists correlation among various steps in test battery for the children with multiple handicaps as well as to find out which disability is most common among this population. Materials and Methods: Total 103 numbers of children with multiple handicaps were chosen at random who were referred to CU Shah Institute of Audiology and Speech Therapy for audiological assessment. The three steps involved in assessment that is parental impression, BOA, and ABR findings were taken into account. The relationship was obtained using data analysis. Results: It was found that among children with multiple handicaps referred for audiological assessment, mental retardation (MR was the most common (32.03%. Also, it was found that there were more contradictory findings between parent impression and ABR (48% when compared with parent impression with BOA (38%. In between BOA and ABR, contradictory findings were found in 41% of cases. Conclusion: There are wide contradictions among various steps involved in assessment of children with multiple handicaps. Implication: Audiologist should use a test battery approach to assess hearing ability of this population and audiologists should interpret findings carefully at each level.

  15. Aerosol properties and associated radiative effects over Cairo (Egypt)

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    El-Metwally, M.; Alfaro, S. C.; Wahab, M. M. Abdel; Favez, O.; Mohamed, Z.; Chatenet, B.

    2011-02-01

    Cairo is one of the largest megacities in the World and the particle load of its atmosphere is known to be particularly important. In this work we aim at assessing the temporal variability of the aerosol's characteristics and the magnitude of its impacts on the transfer of solar radiation. For this we use the level 2 quality assured products obtained by inversion of the instantaneous AERONET sunphotometer measurements performed in Cairo during the Cairo Aerosol CHaracterization Experiment (CACHE), which lasted from the end of October 2004 to the end of March 2006. The analysis of the temporal variation of the aerosol's optical depth (AOD) and spectral dependence suggests that the aerosol is generally a mixture of at least 3 main components differing in composition and size. This is confirmed by the detailed analysis of the monthly-averaged size distributions and associated optical properties (single scattering albedo and asymmetry parameter). The components of the aerosol are found to be 1) a highly absorbing background aerosol produced by daily activities (traffic, industry), 2) an additional, 'pollution' component produced by the burning of agricultural wastes in the Nile delta, and 3) a coarse desert dust component. In July, an enhancement of the accumulation mode is observed due to the atmospheric stability favoring its building up and possibly to secondary aerosols being produced by active photochemistry. More generally, the time variability of the aerosol's characteristics is due to the combined effects of meteorological factors and seasonal production processes. Because of the large values of the AOD achieved during the desert dust and biomass burning episodes, the instantaneous aerosol radiative forcing (RF) at both the top (TOA) and bottom (BOA) of the atmosphere is maximal during these events. For instance, during the desert dust storm of April 8, 2005 RF BOA, RF TOA, and the corresponding atmospheric heating rate peaked at - 161.7 W/m 2, - 65.8 W/m 2

  16. Strategies for the management and prevention of conformation-related respiratory disorders in brachycephalic dogs

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Rowena MA Packer,1 Michael S Tivers2 1Department of Clinical Science and Services, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, 2School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Abstract: Brachycephalic (short-muzzled dogs are increasingly popular pets worldwide, with marked increases in registrations of breeds such as the Pug and French Bulldog over the past decade in the UK. Despite their popularity, many brachycephalic breeds are affected by an early-onset, lifelong respiratory disorder, brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS. This disorder arises due to a mismatch in the proportions of the skull and the soft tissues held within the nose and pharynx, resulting in obstruction of the airway during respiration. Increased airway resistance encourages secondary changes such as eversion of the laryngeal saccules and collapse of the larynx. Clinical signs of BOAS are often early onset and chronic, including dyspnea, exercise intolerance, heat intolerance, and abnormal and increased respiratory noise. Episodes of severe dyspnea can also occur, leading to cyanosis, syncope, and death. BOAS may have a severe impact upon the welfare of affected dogs, compromising their ability to exercise, play, eat, and sleep. Although a well-described condition, with surgical treatments for the palliation of this disorder published since the 1920s, many dogs still experience airway restrictions postsurgically and a compromised quality of life. In addition, the prevalence of this disorder does not appear to have substantially reduced in this time, and may have increased. Ultimately, strategies to improve the breeding of these dogs to prevent BOAS are required to improve brachycephalic health and welfare. Recent studies have revealed conformational risk factors associated with BOAS, such as short muzzles and thick necks, which should be discouraged to avoid perpetuating this serious disorder. Positive changes to brachycephalic

  17. Micro-reforço de areias com resíduos de PET da indústria de refrigerantes

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    Graça, Carlos Jorge Picareta da

    2010-01-01

    O evoluir constante da sociedade, a procura das zonas de excelência e pelas zonas costeiras, assim como a grande ocupação territorial das zonas com boas características geotécnicas, tem levado cada vez mais à procura de alternativas para a aplicação de solos cujas características são menos boas. Com o passar dos anos, os níveis de exigência e qualidade têm vindo cada vez mais a aumentar, surgindo também a tendência para a execução de obras cujos prazos são muito apertados, os preços baixos, l...

  18. Eu sou o Favolas: um instrumento de educação para a saúde em Dentisteria

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    Dias, Maria do Rosário; Cruz, João Amaral da; Martins, Nádia Leitão

    2015-01-01

    "Introdução: uma boa saúde oral torna-se fundamental para a existência de um estado de boa saúde sistêmica. Apesar disso, a cárie dentária constitui-se como um dos maiores problemas de saúde pública dos nossos dias. Nesse sentido, combater a cárie evoca o dever dos profissionais de saúde em promover o ensino ao doente para que possam capacitar os doentes-saudáveis de hábitos de higiene oral que previnam o aparecimento desta mesma doença ou a sua recidiva. Objetivos: utilização ...

  19. Ilhas, parentesco e mobilidade infantil: Diálogos Brasil-Cabo Verde (passando pela França

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    Fernanda Bittencourt Ribeiro

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article I focus on comments raised by the presentation of Andréa Lobo in the Cycle of debates: Diálogos Brasil-Cabo Verde (Dialogues Brazil-Cape Verde. From an ethnographic study made at an institution of child protection, located on Yeu island (France, it offers some counterpoints between these two ethnographic contexts, on the Boa Vista and Yeu islands. Therefore, insularity, child mobility and rights of the child are issues addressed at the intersection of studies on kinship and anthropology of childhood. This exercise highlights the relative social isolation that brings families called "single-parent in difficulty" to the institution on Yeu island, in contrast to the abundance of relationships in which child mobility is central to the dynamics of kinship and relatedness on Boa Vista island.

  20. Improved paramagnetic chelate for molecular imaging with MRI

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    Winter, Patrick; Athey, Phillip; Kiefer, Garry; Gulyas, Gyongyi; Frank, Keith; Fuhrhop, Ralph; Robertson, David; Wickline, Samuel; Lanza, Gregory

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    The relaxivity and transmetallation of two lipophilic paramagnetic chelates incorporated onto perfluorocarbon nanoparticles, i.e., gadolinium-methoxy-tetraazacyclododecane-tetraacetic acid phosphatidylethanolamine (Gd-MeO-DOTA-PE) and gadolinium-methoxy-tetraazacyclododecane-tetraacetic acid triglycine phosphatidylethanolamine (Gd-MeO-DOTA-triglycine-PE (Gd-MeO-DOTA-triglycine-PE)), were compared to a prototypic gadolinium-diethylene-triamine-pentaacetic acid bis-oleate (Gd-DTPA-BOA) paramagnetic formulation. Nanoparticles with MeO-DOTA-based chelates demonstrated higher relaxivity (40% higher for Gd-MeO-DOTA-PE and 55% higher for Gd-MeO-DOTA-triglycine-PE) and less transmetallation than the original Gd-DTPA-BOA-based agent.

  1. Purification of bentonitics of the city Cubati-PB to obtaining organoclays for use in oil-based drilling fluids; Purificacao de argilas bentoniticas do municipio de Cubati, PB, para obtencao de argilas organofilicas para uso em fluidos de perfuracao base oleo

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    Costa, J.M.R.; Vitorino, I.J.F.; Silva, I.A.; Neves, G.A.; Ferreira, H.C., E-mail: jullymrc@gmail.com [Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG/CCT/UAEMa), PB (Brazil)

    2011-07-01

    In Boa Vista, PB, are located deposits of bentonite clays commonly used in the preparation of drilling fluids. The disorderly exploitation of the deposits of Boa Vista is causing the depletion of these clays, which will cause a very serious problem for the national oil industry. This work aims to characterize new deposits of bentonite clays Cubati, PB, for the development of organoclay from its refining using a hydrocyclone for use in oil based drilling fluids. The characterization of samples of the clays was performed through the techniques: AG, XRD, EDX, TGA and DTA. The characterization is typical of bentonite for the purification process was determined the best configuration of the hydrocyclone, and the environment organic diesel fuel, the best affinity was obtained with clays organophilizated with surfactant Praepagen WB. (author)

  2. Improved paramagnetic chelate for molecular imaging with MRI

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    The relaxivity and transmetallation of two lipophilic paramagnetic chelates incorporated onto perfluorocarbon nanoparticles, i.e., gadolinium-methoxy-tetraazacyclododecane-tetraacetic acid phosphatidylethanolamine (Gd-MeO-DOTA-PE) and gadolinium-methoxy-tetraazacyclododecane-tetraacetic acid triglycine phosphatidylethanolamine (Gd-MeO-DOTA-triglycine-PE (Gd-MeO-DOTA-triglycine-PE)), were compared to a prototypic gadolinium-diethylene-triamine-pentaacetic acid bis-oleate (Gd-DTPA-BOA) paramagnetic formulation. Nanoparticles with MeO-DOTA-based chelates demonstrated higher relaxivity (40% higher for Gd-MeO-DOTA-PE and 55% higher for Gd-MeO-DOTA-triglycine-PE) and less transmetallation than the original Gd-DTPA-BOA-based agent

  3. Caracterização da temperabilidade e das curvas de transformação de fases de aços inoxidáveis martensíticos do tipo FeCrNi

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    Neide Aparecida Mariano; Victor Ferrinho Pereira; César Augusto Duarte Rodrigues; Pedro Luis di Lorenzo; João Manuel Domingos de Almeida Rollo

    2007-01-01

    Nas últimas décadas, foram desenvolvidas novas classes de aços inoxidáveis martensíticos, com composição química 0,01-0,1%C, 11-13%Cr e 2-6%Ni, com o objetivo de atender às necessidades das indústrias de petróleo, por apresentarem boa resistência à corrosão em ambientes de média agressividade associada à boa resistência mecânica. Contudo o seu uso tem sido restrito pelo fato de ser um desenvolvimento recente e muitas de suas propriedades ainda serem motivos de investigações. Esse trabalho est...

  4. Estudo do mecanismo de corrosão por pites em água do mar de aços inoxidáveis supermartensíticos microligados com Nb e Ti Study of pitting corrosion mechanism of supermartensitic stainless steels microalloyed with Nb and ti in sea water

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    Carlos Alberto Picon; Frederico Augusto Pires Fernandes; Germano Tremiliosi-Filho; Cesar Augusto D. Rodrigues; Luiz Carlos Casteletti

    2010-01-01

    Os aços inoxidáveis supermartensíticos (SMSS) são usados em ambientes agressivos devido à sua boa soldabilidade, boas propriedades mecânicas em temperaturas elevadas e superior resistência à corrosão sob tensão. Aplicações na exploração de petróleo demandam superior combinação de propriedades e os aços inoxidáveis duplex e superduplex têm sido aplicados nessa área, a despeito de seus custos elevados. Os SMSS consistem numa alternativa técnica e econômica ao uso daqueles aços. Nesse trabalho, ...

  5. «O dom da teoria»: Eric hobsbawm e os movimentos sociais

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    Ferreira, Fátima Sá e Melo

    2015-01-01

    Eric Hobsbawm será lembrado no futuro por muitas e boas razões e por muitas e boas obras. Das sínteses brilhantes das Eras..., aos estudos sobre o nacionalismo, aos que se albergam sob o título de «A invenção da tradição» e a tantas outras publicações, sem as quais não é possível pensar a historiografia do século XX, obras memoráveis não faltam à sua extensa bibliografia. Mas não sei se será tão recordado pelos estudos iniciais que dedicou a uma série de humildes rebeldes dos séculos XVIII, X...

  6. Purification of bentonitics of the city Cubati-PB to obtaining organoclays for use in oil-based drilling fluids

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    In Boa Vista, PB, are located deposits of bentonite clays commonly used in the preparation of drilling fluids. The disorderly exploitation of the deposits of Boa Vista is causing the depletion of these clays, which will cause a very serious problem for the national oil industry. This work aims to characterize new deposits of bentonite clays Cubati, PB, for the development of organoclay from its refining using a hydrocyclone for use in oil based drilling fluids. The characterization of samples of the clays was performed through the techniques: AG, XRD, EDX, TGA and DTA. The characterization is typical of bentonite for the purification process was determined the best configuration of the hydrocyclone, and the environment organic diesel fuel, the best affinity was obtained with clays organophilizated with surfactant Praepagen WB. (author)

  7. Determinantes da autoavaliação de saúde no Brasil e a influência dos comportamentos saudáveis: resultados da Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde, 2013

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    Celia Landmann Szwarcwald; Giseli Nogueira Damacena; Paulo Roberto Borges de Souza Júnior; Wanessa da Silva de Almeida; Lilandra Torquato Medrado de Lima; Deborah Carvalho Malta; Sheila Rizzato Stopa; Maria Lúcia França Pontes Vieira; Cimar Azeredo Pereira

    2015-01-01

    RESUMO: Objetivo: Investigar os determinantes da autoavaliação de saúde (AAS) no Brasil e a influência dos comportamentos saudáveis. Métodos: Foram usados os dados da Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde (PNS) de 2013. A AAS foi categorizada em muito boa/boa, regular, ruim/muito ruim. Foram testadas diferenças na distribuição da AAS segundo faixa de idade e sexo e foram usados modelos de regressão logística para investigar os efeitos de grau de escolaridade, raça/cor e presença de pelo menos uma doe...

  8. The impact of interactive whiteboards on teaching and learning

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    Ušeničnik, Tina

    2012-01-01

    In the field of education, interesting discussions and researches about including technology in the teaching procedure are in course. In the past decade it was possible to observe the developement of informational-communication technology in classes- from a compter to interactive boards and other interactive technology. Interactive board is a combination of a computer, projector and a big touch screen which represents and enables tactile, observing and cooperating interaction. Interactive boa...

  9. Technological Incubator of Popular Cooperatives and Solidarity Enterprises (ITCPES): the case of the incubator of the Federal University of Roraima (UFRR) 2006-2010

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    Pereira, Meire Joisy Almeida; Serra, Aldilene Vidal Oliveira

    2013-01-01

    This study aims to address about the Technology Incubator of Popular Cooperatives and Solidarity Ventures (ITCPES) of UFRR in supporting and fostering the inclusion of a social cooperative in the competitive market of Boa Vista, the RR. The case arose from the perspective of understanding the role of University Incubator in the context of Cooperatives popular. Thus, the main objective of the study was to describe and understand the role of ITCPES / UFRR along to popular Cooperatives. Seized b...

  10. Densidade de carga elétrica num condutor retilíneo finito

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    Robert Renê

    2003-01-01

    Mostram-se dois métodos numéricos para o cálculo da distribuição de carga elétrica num condutor filiforme de comprimento finito e pequeno diâmetro. Os resultados numéricos são comparados com uma solução analitica aproximada mostrando boa concordância de resultados.

  11. Densidade de carga elétrica num condutor retilíneo finito

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    Robert Renê

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Mostram-se dois métodos numéricos para o cálculo da distribuição de carga elétrica num condutor filiforme de comprimento finito e pequeno diâmetro. Os resultados numéricos são comparados com uma solução analitica aproximada mostrando boa concordância de resultados.

  12. DO EVOLUCIONISMO CLÁSSICO AO PARTICULARISMO HISTÓRICO NA ANTROPOLOGIA: PRINCIPAIS IDEIAS

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    Andressa Nunes Soilo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to present, briefly, the main ideas and relations between classic cultural evolutionary theory and historical particularism from Celso Castro’s book “Evolucionismo Cultural: textos de Morgan, Tylor e Frazer” (2005 and “Franz Boas – Antropologia Cultural” (2004. These perspectives marked the beginning of anthropology as a human science capable to understand man and his culture.

  13. Gao's Conjecture on Zero-Sum Sequences

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    B Sury; R Thangadurai

    2002-08-01

    In this paper, we shall address three closely-related conjectures due to van Emde Boas, W D Gao and Kemnitz on zero-sum problems on $\\mathbf{Z}_p \\oplus \\mathbf{Z}_p$. We prove a number of results including a proof of the conjecture of Gao for the prime = 7 (Theorem 3.1). The conjecture of Kemnitz is also proved (Propositions 4.6, 4.9, 4.10) for many classes of sequences.

  14. Footprinting microbial metabolites in nature and medicine

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    Carneiro, S.; Correia, D. M.; Ferreira, E.C.; Rocha, I

    2012-01-01

    The study of metabolic alterations in response to genetic and environmental perturbations has been a central topic in microbial metabolomics (Fiehn, 2002; Kol et al., 2010; Villas-Boas et al., 2008). Some of these alterations can be readily detected by changes in their surroundings, normally associated with metabolites that are released by cells as by-products of the metabolism or as extracellular signalling molecules to mediate cross-talk within microbial communities. The analysis of these m...

  15. Diversidade genética de estoques de reprodutores de Colossoma macropomum Genetic diversity of Colossoma macropomum broodstocks

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    T.S. Lopes

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Analisou-se a diversidade genética de estoques de reprodutores de Tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum, mediante o uso de marcador RAPD, utilizando-se 10 primers para analisar 30 amostras do estoques de reprodutores das pisciculturas de Boa Esperança e Vale Verde, localizadas no Estado de Rondônia. A porcentagem de fragmentos polimórficos e o índice de diversidade genética de Shannon foram altos nos dois estoques de reprodutores. O estoque de reprodutores de Boa Esperança apresentou um fragmento exclusivo. A diferenciação genética foi baixa e o número de migrantes por geração foi alto entre os estoques de reprodutores. O dendrograma não separou os indivíduos dos estoques de reprodutores em grupos distintos. Há alta variabilidade genética nos estoques de reprodutores, um pouco inferior no estoque de Vale Verde, e há grande proximidade genética entre os indivíduos dos estoques de reprodutores.The genetic diversity of tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum broodstocks from two hatchery station in Rondônia State was studied by the RAPD marker. Ten primers were used to analyze 30 broodstocks samples from the hatchery stations of Boa Esperança and Vale Verde. The polymorphic fragments percentage and Shannon genetic diversity index were high in the two broodstocks. The Boa Esperança broodstock presented an exclusive fragment. The genetic differentiation was low and the number of migrants per generation was high among the broodstocks. The dendrogram did not separate the broodstocks individuals in different groups. The results indicate a high genetic variability in the broodstocks, being a little bit lower in the Vale Verde broodstock. Besides, there is a genetic proximity among the broodstocks.

  16. Bibliography

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    Archives State Central Archive, Rome State Central Archive, Rome Papers of Corrado Gini Institute of History of Medicine, Rome Papers of Adriano Buzzati-Traverso Papers of Giuseppe Montalenti Catholic University Archive, Milan Papers of Agostino Gemelli American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia Papers of Franz Boas Papers of Charles B. Davenport Papers of Raymond Pearl Primary sources PROCEEDINGS: Problems in Eugenics: Papers Communicated to the First International Eugenics Congress Held a...

  17. Confiabilidade da versão em Português do Inventário de Fobia Social (SPIN entre adolescentes estudantes do Município do Rio de Janeiro

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    Vilete Liliane Maria Pereira

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Acredita-se que a fobia social teria início na adolescência e que precederia outros transtornos mentais, sendo importante a sua investigação nos jovens. Até o momento, não há nenhuma escala de fobia social validada para a nossa população. Neste estudo investigou-se a confiabilidade da versão em Português do Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN entre escolares adolescentes da rede pública do Município do Rio de Janeiro. Após a versão do SPIN para o Português, conduziu-se um estudo de confiabilidade teste-reteste com 190 adolescentes de duas escolas, estimando-se os coeficientes de correlação intraclasse (CCIC, kappa ponderado (kw² e ajuste de modelos log-lineares. Foram ainda construídos gráficos Bland & Altman. Observou-se uma boa consistência interna (a de Cronbach = 0,88 e boa confiabilidade da pontuação total do instrumento (CCIC = 0,78. A confiabilidade das perguntas isoladas não foi tão boa (kw² variando de 0,32 a 0,65. O modelo log-linear de melhor ajuste aos dados na maior parte dos itens foi o de "semi-associação". Esses achados nos permitiram concluir que a versão em português do SPIN exibiu resultados de boa confiabilidade, semelhantes aos da versão original em Inglês.

  18. Novos horizontes da Criminalística nacional

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    Ângela Tonietto; Bruno Telles; Charles Albert Andrade; Claudemir Rodrigues Dias Filho; Elvis Medeiros; Juliano de Andrade Gomes; Maria Paula Oliveira Valadares

    2014-01-01

    Convidamos à leitura desta terceira edição da Revista Brasileira de Criminalística que traz cinco artigos, versando sobre variadas áreas das Ciências Forenses.Também convidamos você pesquisador, perito, professor, para submeter seu trabalho e contribuir com mais uma peça na construção desse conhecimento.Saudações periciais e boa leitura.

  19. Ideologia = Ideology

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    Dijk, Teun Adrianus van

    2015-01-01

    Isso acontece em todos os níveis multimodais do discurso, tais como tópicos gerais, o léxico, sintaxe, atos de fala, estratégias de boa educação, bem como várias estratégias de semântica, descrições tipicamente negativas e positivas de ações e atores do endogrupo e do exogrupo

  20. Public Versus Private Corporate Governance: The Role of The Board of Directors’ Structure in Conveying A Model of Corporate Governance - From An Employee’s Viewpoint

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    Auffret, Guilhem

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines the discrepancies between corporate governance in the public and private sectors. Whilst current research has emphasized important theories of corporate governance, little attention has been paid to the disparity between both sectors. We focus our research on board composition, and specifically on the model it should convey to the employees of the firm. Six aspects of board composition were chosen to conduct this research: non-executive directors (or external members), boa...

  1. Aspectos gerais sobre a alimentação do cangulo, Balistes vetula Linnaeus, 1758 (Pisces - Balistidae) no estado de Pernambuco - Brasil

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    Técio Luiz Macêdo Costa; Antônio de Lemos Vasconcelos Filho; Elza Maria Braga Galiza-Viana

    1987-01-01

    The Balistidae, especially Balistes vetula are commom fishes in tropical waters from Northeastern Brazil. Studies about these fishes captured at the coastal area of Recife between Pina; Boa Viagem, Piedade and Candeias beaches were carried out in order to determine the diet, and to verify a possible diet diversification between the sexes, and times of the year. Males and females had a food diet consisting mostly of molluscs belonging the classes Scaphopoda, Bivalvia, Gastropoda and crustacean...

  2. O uso adjuvante da imunoglobulina endovenosa no tratamento da sepse neonatal: uma revisão sistemática com metanálise

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    Andréia C. B. F. Franco; Ariel C. Torrico; Fábio T. Moreira; Fernando P. Sá; Helena V. D'Elia; Wanderley M. Bernardo

    2012-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Avaliar se a imunoglobulina endovenosa reduz a mortalidade e o tempo de internação no tratamento da sepse neonatal. FONTES DOS DADOS: A base de dados utilizada foi a MEDLINE. Os descritores, procurados por meio da ferramenta Medical Subject Headings, foram combinados na seguinte estratégia de busca: [(sepsis OR shock, septic OR infection) AND immunoglobulins, intravenous] AND infant, newborn. Apenas ensaios clínicos randomizados de boa qualidade e que avaliaram o efeito da imunoglob...

  3. "If there is nothing beyond the organic...": Heredity and Culture at the Boundaries of Anthropology in the Work of Alfred L. Kroeber

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    Kronfeldner, Maria

    2009-01-01

    Als Alfred L. Kroeber Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts daran arbeitete, die Anthropologie als akademische Disziplin zu etablieren, definierte er Kultur, aufbauend auf das bereits von seinem Lehrer Franz Boas Geleistete, als ein Phänomen sui generis. Damit wollte er nicht zuletzt die aufstrebende Genetik seiner Zeit für eine Koalition gegen den damals in Nordamerika vorherrschenden Hereditarianismus gewinnen. Das Ziel war, für die Anthropologie einen klar umschriebenen Raum innerhalb der akademisch...

  4. A IMPORTÂNCIA DO BOM FUNCIONAMENTO DO SISTEMA MASTIGATÓRIO PARA O PROCESSO DIGESTIVO DOS IDOSOS

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    Fernando Luiz Brunetti Montenegro; Leonardo Marchini; Ruy Fonseca Brunetti; Carlos Eduardo Manetta

    2010-01-01

    Nosso interesse foi fazer uma correlação entre a importância da boa função dentária e sua capacidade na ingestão de nutrientes-chave, visando um adequado funcionamento do sistema digestivo, de vital necessidade para o estado de saúde geral, que permitirá ao idoso enfrentar as prováveis vicissitudes da terceira idade. Palavras-chave: gerontologia; geriatria; odontogeriatria.

  5. From Protest to Policy: The Political Evolution of California Environmental Justice Activism, 1980s - 2010s

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    Perkins, Tracy E.

    2015-01-01

    This dissertation traces the political evolution of California environmental justice activism since its origins in the 1980s. I argue that over time environmental justice activism has been increasingly institutionalized through the creation of formal movement organizations incorporated as non-profits. This process of institutionalization has been accompanied by professionalization and a growing engagement with routine political processes. These include participation in government advisory boa...

  6. Two Horizontally Transferred Xenobiotic Resistance Gene Clusters Associated with Detoxification of Benzoxazolinones by Fusarium Species

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    Glenn, Anthony E; Davis, C. Britton; Gao, Minglu; Gold, Scott E.; Mitchell, Trevor R.; Proctor, Robert H.; Stewart, Jane E.; Snook, Maurice E

    2016-01-01

    Microbes encounter a broad spectrum of antimicrobial compounds in their environments and often possess metabolic strategies to detoxify such xenobiotics. We have previously shown that Fusarium verticillioides, a fungal pathogen of maize known for its production of fumonisin mycotoxins, possesses two unlinked loci, FDB1 and FDB2, necessary for detoxification of antimicrobial compounds produced by maize, including the γ-lactam 2-benzoxazolinone (BOA). In support of these earlier studies, microa...

  7. Occupation and urbanization of Roraima State, Brazil.

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    Diniz, A

    1997-01-01

    The author examines settlement patterns and urbanization of the remote area of Roraima State, Brazil. "A survey conducted in the capital city, Boa Vista, provides information on migration histories and migrants' characteristics.... Current views of urbanization of the Amazon [region] are focused on the displacement factor that development and state geopolitics have upon rural settlements...." The author also suggests that more attention needs to be paid to the characteristics of migrants in the urban areas. (EXCERPT) PMID:12294841

  8. Upper Bounds for the Euclidean Operator Radius and Applications

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    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available The main aim of the present paper is to establish various sharp upper bounds for the Euclidean operator radius of an n-tuple of bounded linear operators on a Hilbert space. The tools used are provided by several generalizations of Bessel inequality due to Boas-Bellman, Bombieri, and the author. Natural applications for the norm and the numerical radius of bounded linear operators on Hilbert spaces are also given.

  9. Upper Bounds for the Euclidean Operator Radius and Applications

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    Dragomir SS

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The main aim of the present paper is to establish various sharp upper bounds for the Euclidean operator radius of an -tuple of bounded linear operators on a Hilbert space. The tools used are provided by several generalizations of Bessel inequality due to Boas-Bellman, Bombieri, and the author. Natural applications for the norm and the numerical radius of bounded linear operators on Hilbert spaces are also given.

  10. Evolution of an agricultural cooperative in land reform settlement in the State of Roraima

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    Arantes, Emerson Clayton; Silva, Euripedes Rosa

    2013-01-01

    This paper aims to describe the survival of a cooperative in a land reform settlement in Boa Vista, Roraima. And also seeks report the statements of some members, checking the needs of an agricultural cooperative for small farmers of this land reform settlement. The methodology used was the case study, with qualitative and quantitative. As to the objectives was exploratory and descriptive, and procedures was bibliographical, documentary and field. Results revealed that people concerned with t...

  11. Satisfaction of the cooperative in relation to the services provided by the Agricultural Cooperative of Fives Polos - Coopercinco

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    Arantes, Emerson Clayton; Silva, David Veras

    2013-01-01

    This paper aims to identify the satisfaction of cooperative action against the cooperative. Focused on the case of the Cooperativa Agropecuária dos Cincos Polos - COOPERCINCO, which has its headquarters in Agrarian Reform Settlement Project New Amazon city of Boa Vista-RR. It was used during the research case study, qualitative method where the instruments of data collection varied, such as bibliographic and documentary, semi structured questionnaire, ethnographic observation and others. The ...

  12. Características químicas do solo sob algodoeiro em área que recebeu água residuária da suinocultura

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    Salomão de Sousa Medeiros

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A crescente geração de efluentes líquidos e o seu lançamento no meio ambiente tem-se constituído numa preocupação mundial devido aos impactos negativos gerados. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os possíveis impactos da aplicação do efluente proveniente da suinocultura, após seu tratamento, nos atributos químicos do solo, em área cultivada com algodão. O experimento foi realizado no Perímetro Irrigado Formoso, no município de Bom Jesus da Lapa, BA, em área experimental da Companhia de Desenvolvimento dos Vales do São Francisco e do Parnaíba - CODEVASF. Foram testados cinco tratamentos: MC - manejo convencional = água de "boa qualidade" + adubação química; ET100 = 100 % de efluente tratado; ET75:25 = 75 % de efluente tratado + 25 % de água boa; ET50:50 = 50 % de efluente tratado + 50 % de água boa; ET25:75 = 25 % de efluente tratado + 75 % de água boa. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso com quatro repetições. Os atributos químicos do solo avaliados foram: pH, condutividade elétrica, teores de N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Zn, Fe, Mn e Cu. Em geral, quanto aos atributos químicos do solo, a adoção do manejo com efluente tratado apresentou resultados semelhantes aos obtidos com o MC, favorecendo a melhoria da fertilidade do solo e constituindo-se em uma fonte alternativa de fertilização de baixo custo. O efluente tratado, independentemente do fator de diluição, também demonstrou ser uma fonte alternativa de água.

  13. Environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling improves occurrence and detection estimates of invasive burmese pythons.

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    Hunter, Margaret E; Oyler-McCance, Sara J; Dorazio, Robert M; Fike, Jennifer A; Smith, Brian J; Hunter, Charles T; Reed, Robert N; Hart, Kristen M

    2015-01-01

    Environmental DNA (eDNA) methods are used to detect DNA that is shed into the aquatic environment by cryptic or low density species. Applied in eDNA studies, occupancy models can be used to estimate occurrence and detection probabilities and thereby account for imperfect detection. However, occupancy terminology has been applied inconsistently in eDNA studies, and many have calculated occurrence probabilities while not considering the effects of imperfect detection. Low detection of invasive giant constrictors using visual surveys and traps has hampered the estimation of occupancy and detection estimates needed for population management in southern Florida, USA. Giant constrictor snakes pose a threat to native species and the ecological restoration of the Florida Everglades. To assist with detection, we developed species-specific eDNA assays using quantitative PCR (qPCR) for the Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus), Northern African python (P. sebae), boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), and the green (Eunectes murinus) and yellow anaconda (E. notaeus). Burmese pythons, Northern African pythons, and boa constrictors are established and reproducing, while the green and yellow anaconda have the potential to become established. We validated the python and boa constrictor assays using laboratory trials and tested all species in 21 field locations distributed in eight southern Florida regions. Burmese python eDNA was detected in 37 of 63 field sampling events; however, the other species were not detected. Although eDNA was heterogeneously distributed in the environment, occupancy models were able to provide the first estimates of detection probabilities, which were greater than 91%. Burmese python eDNA was detected along the leading northern edge of the known population boundary. The development of informative detection tools and eDNA occupancy models can improve conservation efforts in southern Florida and support more extensive studies of invasive constrictors

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

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    de Roodt, Adolfo Rafael

    2010-01-01

    Se estudió la reactividad inmunoquímica entre los sueros de distintas especies de reptiles frente a sueros hiperinmunes experimentales anti-suero de Caiman yacare y anti-suero de Caiman latirostris. Los sueros que se probaron fueron los homólogos de Caiman yacare, Caiman latirostris y los heterólogos de Alligator missisipiensis, Tupinambis merinae, Tupinambis rufescens, Chelonoidis chilensis, Clelia rustica, Waglerophis merremii, Lystrophys dorbignyi, Phyton molurus, Boa constrictor occidenta...

  15. Isolation, Identification, and Characterization of Novel Arenaviruses, the Etiological Agents of Boid Inclusion Body Disease

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    Hetzel, U; Sironen, T.; Laurinmaki, P.; Liljeroos, L.; Patjas, A.; Henttonen, H.; Vaheri, A; Artelt, A.; Kipar, A.; Butcher, S. J.; Vapalahti, O; Hepojoki, J.

    2013-01-01

    Boid inclusion body disease (BIBD) is a progressive, usually fatal disease of constrictor snakes, characterized by cytoplasmic inclusion bodies (IB) in a wide range of cell types. To identify the causative agent of the disease, we established cell cultures from BIBD-positive and -negative boa constrictors. The IB phenotype was maintained in cultured cells of affected animals, and supernatants from these cultures caused the phenotype in cultures originating from BIBD-negative snakes. Viruses w...

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

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    de Roodt, Adolfo Rafael

    2010-01-01

    Se estudió la reactividad inmunoquímica entre los sueros de distintas especies de reptiles frente a sueros hiperinmunes experimentales anti-suero de Caiman yacare y anti-suero de Caiman latirostris. Los sueros que se probaron fueron los homólogos de Caiman yacare, Caiman latirostris y los heterólogos de Alligator missisipiensis, Tupinambis merinae, Tupinambis rufescens, Chelonoidis chilensis, Clelia rustica, Waglerophis merremii, Lystrophys dorbignyi, Phyton molurus, Boa constrictor occidenta...

  17. Ticks infesting amphibians and reptiles in Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil Carrapatos infestando anfíbios e répteis em Pernambuco, Nordeste do Brasil

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    Filipe Dantas-Torres; Edmilson F. Oliveira-Filho; Fábio Ângelo M. Soares; Bruno O.F. Souza; Raul Baltazar P. Valença; Fabrício B. Sá

    2008-01-01

    Ticks infesting amphibians and reptiles in the State of Pernambuco are reviewed, based on the current literature and new collections recently carried out by the authors. To date, three tick species have been found on amphibians and reptiles in Pernambuco. Amblyomma fuscum appears to be exclusively associated with Boa constrictor, its type host. Amblyomma rotundatum has a relatively low host-specificity, being found on toads, snakes, and iguana. Amblyomma dissimile has been found on a lizard a...

  18. CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS ABOUT EMAIL MARKETING FOR AN ARCHITECTURE FIRM: A CASE STUDY

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    VINICIUS ROMANO CARLOS DELGADO; ISRAEL JOSÉ DOS SANTOS FELIPE; MAX LEANDRO DE ARAUJO BRITO

    2013-01-01

    This research aims to analyze consumer perceptions in Boa Vista-RR, Brazil, on electronic marketing for an architectural firm. The research is exploratory and descriptive case study subtype, with confidence level of 95, 4%, and sample value of 297. A questionnaire with closed questions was used for data collecting the research shows, among other conclusions, that part of the consumer population comes from other states and bring habits and customs that mingle in a healthy cultural syncretism....

  19. Characterisation of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome in French Bulldogs Using Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography

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    Liu, Nai-Chieh; David R Sargan; Adams, Vicki J; Ladlow, Jane F.

    2015-01-01

    Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) is an important health and welfare problem in several popular dog breeds. Whole-body barometric plethysmography (WBBP) is a non-invasive method that allows safe and repeated quantitative measurements of respiratory cycles on unsedated dogs. Here respiratory flow traces in French bulldogs from the pet population were characterised using WBBP, and a computational application was developed to recognise affected animals. Eighty-nine French bulldog...

  20. Comparison between tracheal ratio methods used by three observers at three occasions in English Bulldogs

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    Ingman, Jessica; Näslund, Veronica; Hansson, Kerstin

    2014-01-01

    Background Tracheal hypoplasia is a congenital condition described in mainly brachycephalic breeds and is one component of the brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS). Two radiographic methods have been described to evaluate the dimensions of the tracheal diameter in dogs and to distinguish between hypoplastic and non-hypoplastic tracheas: the tracheal lumen diameter to thoracic inlet distance ratio (TD/TI) and the ratio between the thoracic tracheal luminal diameter and the width o...

  1. Is telomere length a biomarker for aging: cross-sectional evidence from the west of Scotland?

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    Geoff Der

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The search for biomarkers of aging (BoAs has been largely unsuccessful to-date and there is widespread skepticism about the prospects of finding any that satisfy the criteria developed by the American Federation of Aging Research. This may be because the criteria are too strict or because a composite measure might be more appropriate. Telomere length has attracted a great deal of attention as a candidate BoA. We investigate whether it meets the criteria to be considered as a single biomarker of aging, and whether it makes a useful contribution to a composite measure. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using data from a large population based study, we show that telomere length is associated with age, with several measures of physical and cognitive functioning that are related to normal aging, and with three measures of overall health. In the majority of cases, telomere length adds predictive power to that of age, although it was not nearly as good a predictor overall. We used principal components analysis to form two composites from the measures of functioning, one including telomere length and the other not including it. These composite BoAs were better predictors of the health outcomes than chronological age. There was little difference between the two composites. CONCLUSIONS: Telomere length does not satisfy the strict criteria for a BoA, but does add predictive power to that of chronological age. Equivocal results from previous studies might be due to lack of power or the choice of measures examined together with a focus on single biomarkers. Composite biomarkers of aging have the potential to outperform age and should be considered for future research in this area.

  2. Sylvatic trichinellosis in Texas

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    Pence D.B.; De La Rosa G; Mancini Barbieri F.; Amati M.; Casulli A.; Pozio E.

    2001-01-01

    There are no published reports of domestic or sylvatic trichinellosis in Texas. The aim of the present survey was to determine the presence of Trichinella species in selected representative species of potential wildlife reservoirs in southern Texas. In 1998-99, tongues of 211 wild mammals were collected in southern Texas: 154 coyotes (Canis latrans), three bobcats (Lynx rufus), 32 racoons (Procyon lotor), 1 3 opossum (Didelphis marsupialis), four ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) and five wild boa...

  3. Dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) collected during the Lindberg expedition to the Cape Verde Islands, 1953-54

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    Loureiro, Nuno de Santos

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, 47 specimens of dragonflies and damselflies collected by H. Lindberg and his assistant S. Panelius in the Cape Verde Islands in 1953-1954 and identified by K.J. Valle and K.F. Buchholz, are presented. The damselfly Agriocnemis exilis Selys, 1872, collected in Boa Vista Island in February 1954, is added to the list of Odonata known from the archipelago. The collection also includes specimens from another damselfly, Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842), which was previously recor...

  4. PYRENE MORPHOLOGY OF THREE SPECIES OF Byrsonima Rich. ex Kunth (Malpighiaceae)1

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    Cylles Zara dos Reis Barbosa; Maria Silvia de Mendonça; Rodrigo Schütz Rodrigues

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT The species of the genus Byrsonima Rich. ex Kunth are of great medicinal and economic importance, but they are still poorly studied with respect to their propagules. This study describes, illustrates and comparse morphological aspects of the pyrenes of Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Kunth, Byrsonima verbascifolia (L.) DC. and Byrsonima coccolobifolia Kunth occurring in areas of savannah of Boa Vista, Roraima. The pyrenes are globoid, obovoid to ovoid, with endocarp dark brown in color, w...

  5. Distance and Size Perception in Astronauts during Long-Duration Spaceflight

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    Gilles Clément; Anna Skinner; Corinna Lathan

    2013-01-01

    Exposure to microgravity during spaceflight is known to elicit orientation illusions, errors in sensory localization, postural imbalance, changes in vestibulo-spinal and vestibulo-ocular reflexes, and space motion sickness. The objective of this experiment was to investigate whether an alteration in cognitive visual-spatial processing, such as the perception of distance and size of objects, is also taking place during prolonged exposure to microgravity. Our results show that astronauts on boa...

  6. Board of Advisors Mark 40th Anniversary

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    Sanders, John

    2007-01-01

    President Daniel T. Oliver, Dr. Jack Borsting, and the Naval Postgraduate School Board of Advisors (BOA) celebrate the group's 40th anniversary with a ceremonial cake on April 17. The board, established in May 1967 by Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze, held its first meeting September 14-15 that year. In forming the board, Nitze noted, "in the Navy of today, we need...superior technical, analytical and managerials skills." Nitze's goal was to impanel distinguished civilian educators, milita...

  7. Architecture of Embedded Web Server%嵌入式Web服务器的构建

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    位玉静; 李跃辉; 任勋益; 马晓东; 陈小星

    2011-01-01

    由于嵌入式系统自身的特点,在实际应用中需要实现人机交互的功能,而通过网页可以直观方便地对应用系统进行操作与管理,所以文中探讨了基于一种Web服务器BOA及CGI外部扩展程序构建Web Server的方法.在嵌入式uMnux系统基础之上介绍了BOA的移植配置过程及CGI程序的扩展开发.对BOA及CGI程序进行交叉编译并移植到开发板上,通过主机的浏览器访问Web Server来测试服务器的运行及CGI的执行结果.测试结果表明其运行稳定、控制方便、响应迅速,适合在嵌入式系统中做Web Server.%In practical applications, the embedded system needs to achieve the function of human-computer interaction, aa of the characteristics of itself. Proposed the way to construct the Web Server based on BOA and CGI program in order to resolve the control of the remote central office and terminal equipment. Porting BOA and CGI extension development are based on uCLinux. The BOA and CGI programs are cron-compiled and transplanted into the development board. Through the browser of the host server testing the operation of Web Server, the results of the test show that the BOA running stable,easy to control, quick to answer, reaching to the anticipated design purpose.

  8. Die hoof se verantwoordelikheid ten opsigte van die professionele gedrag van die personeel / Michal Lloyd van Rooyen

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    Van Rooyen, Michal Lloyd

    1994-01-01

    In this study the concept of professional behaviour is investigated. Professional behaviour is based on two pillars namely the professional behaviour code and the Education Affairs Act (House of Assembly) 1988 (Act no. 70 of 1988). This study also investigates the implications of the violation of professional behaviour. It includes the disciplinary process which is implemented by the TFC when the professional behaviour code is violated; the action taken by the Management Boa...

  9. Estratégias empresariais e gestão de recursos humanos: estudo de caso no sector de componentes para automóvel

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    Cordeiro, João Pedro Pina

    2009-01-01

    Artigo no âmbito da área de recursos humanos, emergentes da Conferência Investigação e Intervenção em Recursos Humanos: dos modelos teóricos às boas práticas profissionais, promovida pelo Núcleo de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Recursos Humanos - NID_RH e o Curso de Licenciatura em Recursos Humanos da ESEIG/Politécnico do porto.

  10. Os sistemas de informação e as práticas de recursos humanos nas organizações da região de Setúbal

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    Santos, José Manuel Gameiro Rebelo dos; Pedro, Maria de Lurdes Cardina; Cordeiro, João Pedro Pina

    2009-01-01

    Artigo no âmbito da área de recursos humanos, emergentes da Conferência Investigação e Intervenção em Recursos Humanos: dos modelos teóricos às boas práticas profissionais, promovida pelo Núcleo de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Recursos Humanos - NID_RH e o Curso de Licenciatura em Recursos Humanos da ESEIG/Politécnico do porto.

  11. Nível tecnológico e balanço econômico de produção de mamona para obtenção do biodiesel no estado do Ceará

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    Khan, Ahmad Saeed; Braga, Francisco Laercio Pereira; Mayorga, Ruben Dario

    2008-01-01

    In order to determine technological level and economic balance of castor seed prodution (Ricinus communis) in the State of Ceará, one of the main producers of oil seed of Northeast of Brazil, the present research was coducted to verify economic feasibility and technological level of castor seed production for obtaining biodiesel. The data were collected in Boa Viagem, Tauá and Pedra Branca municipalities. For profit analysis, income and production cost per hectare of castor seed production in...

  12. Monitoring to reduce agency costs: Examining the behavior of independent and non-independent boards

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    Anand, Anita; Milne, Frank; Purda, Lynnette

    2010-01-01

    Berle and Means's analysis of the corporation - in particular, their view that those in control are not the owners of the corporation - raises questions about actions that corporations take to counter concerns regarding management's influence. What mechanisms, if any, do corporations implement to balance the distribution of power in the corporation? To address this question, we analyze boards of directors' propensity to voluntarily adopt recommended corporate governance practices. Because boa...

  13. Founders and Financially Affiliated Directors on Charter School Boards and Their Impact on Financial Performance and Academic Achievement

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    Charisse A. Gulosin; Elif Sisli-Ciamarra

    2012-01-01

    This study uses a hand-collected dataset for charter school boards in Massachusetts between 2001 and 2009 to examine the relationship between financial performance and the presence of founders and financially affiliated directors. School-level financial performance suggests that founder presence on a board has a negative effect on both financial and academic performance of a charter school. On the other hand, the presence of financially affiliated directors on the charter school governing boa...

  14. Produção de sementes de alface em cultivo hidropônico Lettuce seeds production in hydroponic system

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    Nilson de Lemos Menezes; Osmar Souza dos Santos; Denise Schmidt

    2001-01-01

    Sementes de alface das cultivares Deyse e Regina foram produzidas em estufa, no sistema hidropônico, com elevados rendimentos por planta e boa qualidade de sementes, quando comparados a resultados de sistema convencional, de canteiros em campo. Esses dados sugerem estudos de produção de sementes de alface em cultivo protegido.Lettuce seeds of Deyse and Regina cultivars were produced in greenhouse, in hydroponic system, with excelents rendiments per plant and seed quality, when compared to con...

  15. Environmental DNA (eDNA sampling improves occurrence and detection estimates of invasive burmese pythons.

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    Margaret E Hunter

    Full Text Available Environmental DNA (eDNA methods are used to detect DNA that is shed into the aquatic environment by cryptic or low density species. Applied in eDNA studies, occupancy models can be used to estimate occurrence and detection probabilities and thereby account for imperfect detection. However, occupancy terminology has been applied inconsistently in eDNA studies, and many have calculated occurrence probabilities while not considering the effects of imperfect detection. Low detection of invasive giant constrictors using visual surveys and traps has hampered the estimation of occupancy and detection estimates needed for population management in southern Florida, USA. Giant constrictor snakes pose a threat to native species and the ecological restoration of the Florida Everglades. To assist with detection, we developed species-specific eDNA assays using quantitative PCR (qPCR for the Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus, Northern African python (P. sebae, boa constrictor (Boa constrictor, and the green (Eunectes murinus and yellow anaconda (E. notaeus. Burmese pythons, Northern African pythons, and boa constrictors are established and reproducing, while the green and yellow anaconda have the potential to become established. We validated the python and boa constrictor assays using laboratory trials and tested all species in 21 field locations distributed in eight southern Florida regions. Burmese python eDNA was detected in 37 of 63 field sampling events; however, the other species were not detected. Although eDNA was heterogeneously distributed in the environment, occupancy models were able to provide the first estimates of detection probabilities, which were greater than 91%. Burmese python eDNA was detected along the leading northern edge of the known population boundary. The development of informative detection tools and eDNA occupancy models can improve conservation efforts in southern Florida and support more extensive studies of invasive

  16. Assemblage of immature Odonata (Insecta, Anisoptera) in streams of the Mato Grosso do Sul State: spatial implications

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    Juliane A. C. Soares; Valéria F. Batista-Silva; Daiane D. Boneto; Dayani Bailly; Milza C. F. Abelha; Iana A. D. V. de Oliveira

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT This study investigated the assemblages attributes (composition, abundance, richness, diversity and evenness) and the most representative genera of Odonata, Anisoptera at Água Boa and Perobão Streams, Iguatemi River basin, Brazil. Both are first order streams with similar length that are impacted by riparian forest removal and silting. Quarterly samplings were conducted from March to December 2008 in the upper, intermediate and lower stretch of each stream. The Mantel test was used t...

  17. Associated microorganisms to the nitrogen cycle in soils under three systems of use: potato crop, livestock and páramo, in los nevados national natural park, colombia

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    Cañón-Cortázar, Roger Guillermo; Avellaneda-Torres, Lizeth Manuela; Torres-Rojas, Esperanza

    2013-01-01

    This study estimated the population density of microorganisms associated with the metabolism of nitrogen (N) in soils with three uses: potato crop, livestock and low intervention zones (high plains or páramo) in El Bosque district of Los Nevados National Natural Park in Colombia. The following microorganisms were indirectly quantified: amonifiers (AMO), proteolytic (PRO), ammonium oxidizing (BOA), nitrite oxidizing (BON) and denitrifiers (DEN) in soils of three farms located at different alti...

  18. Approximations by OBDDs and the Variable Ordering Problem

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    Krause, M.; Savický, Petr; Wegener, I.

    Berlin: Springer, 1999 - (Wiedermann, J.; van Emde Boas, P.; Nielsen, M.), s. 493-502. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 1644). ISBN 3-540-66224-3. ISSN 0302-9743. [ICALP'99 International Colloquium /26./. Prague (DE), 11.07.1999-15.07.1998] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA201/98/0717 Institutional research plan: AV0Z1030915 Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics

  19. Analysis of Aerosol Radiative Forcing over Beijing under Different Air Quality Conditions Using Ground-Based Sun-Photometers between 2013 and 2015

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    Wei Chen; Lei Yan; Nan Ding; Mengdie Xie; Ming Lu; Fan Zhang; Yongxu Duan; Shuo Zong

    2016-01-01

    Aerosol particles can strongly affect both air quality and the radiation budget of the atmosphere. Above Beijing, the capital city of China, large amounts of aerosols within the atmospheric column have caused the deterioration of local air quality and have influenced radiative forcings at both the top and the bottom of the atmosphere (BOA and TOA). Observations of aerosol radiative forcing and its efficiency have been made using two sun-photometers in urban Beijing between 2013 and 2015, and ...

  20. Bioassay-guided in vitro study of the antileishmanial and cytotoxic properties of Bixa orellana seed extract

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    Marley García

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate the leishmanicidal effect of the Bixa orellana crude seed extract and its fractions against Leishmania amazonensis. Methods: Four main fractions (BO-A, BO-B, BO-C and BO-D were obtained by exhaustion with solvent with increased polarity from the Bixa orellana crude seed extract and 28 sub-fractions. The antileishmanial activity was evaluated in intracellular amastigotes and the cytotoxicity was assessed in murine intraperitoneal macrophages. Results: The BO-A and BO-B fractions showed a good antileishmanial activity with IC50 values of (12.9±4.1 and (12.4±0.3 μg/mL, respectively. The sub-fractions BO-B1 (IC50=(11.8±3.8 μg/mL and BO-B3 [IC50=(13.6±4.7 μg/mL] also proved to have a good leishmanicidal effect. In general, the sub-fractions showed a lower toxicity than the crude extract. A selectivity index of 9 indicated a moderate selectivity of the BO-A, BO-B and BO-C fractions and BO-B1 sub-fraction. Conclusions: Potential of this plant against cutaneous leishmaniasis should be further investigated.

  1. Granuloma letal da linha média: abordagem clínica e terapêutica de três casos Lethal midline granuloma: clinical management of three cases

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    D. M.M. Borducchi

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relato de três casos do GLLM acompanhados pela Disciplina de Hematologia e Hemoterapia da Unifesp-EPM que tiveram boa resposta à terapêutica e evolução favorável. MÉTODOS: Após confirmação histológica e histoquímica, os pacientes foram submetidos à tratamento quimio e radioterápico com boa resposta terapêutica. RESULTADOS: Atualmente estes pacientes encontram-se em remissão total da doença, com sobrevida média de 45 meses. CONCLUSÃO: Levando-se em consideração nossa pequena experiência, acreditamos que o tratamento radioterápico e a abordagem quimioterápica inicial agressiva são fundamentais para uma boa evolução deste tipo de linfoma.PURPOSE: We report three cases of LMG followed at Disciplina de Hematologia e Hemoterapia from Unifesp-EPM with good response to conventional treatment and favorable outcome. METHODS: After histological and histochemical analyses, patientes were treatd with combined chemo-and radiotherapy with favorable evolution. RESULTS: Currently they present clinical complete remission, with mean survival of 45 months. CONCLUSION: Despite of our small experience, we believe that combined aggressive therapy is extremely important for further favorable evolution in this type of lymphoma.

  2. Using maximum entropy to predict the distribution of a critically endangered reptile species (Eryx jaculus, Reptilia: Boidae at its Northern range limit

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    Iulian Gherghel

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The sand boa (Eryx jaculus is one of the least known and rarest reptile species in Europe. InRomania, the sand boa is the rarest reptile species with only four locality records being known; atCernavodă, Cărpiniş-Giuvegea, Cochirleni and Mahmudia (Kirițescu 1903; Fuhn & Vancea 1961; Zinke &Hielscher 1990. To estimate the predictors and the probability distribution of the target species (Eryxjaculus we used MaxEnt 3.3. The potential distribution model of E. jaculus in Romania have a very goodscore performance (AUC = 0.959. The most important variables for the model are BIO13 (92.5% ofcontribution, BIO9 (3.2% of contribution, BIO17 (3% of contribution and BIO6 (1.3% of contribution.A previously mentioned hypothesis regarding the extinction of the sand boa from Romania hold theconstruction of the Danube River – Black Sea canal as the main responsable factor, this constructionhaving destroyed most of the natural habitats in which the species has been recorded (Krecsak & Iftime2006. We also support this hypothesis as the generated model indicates a suitable niche for the speciesalong the current canal area.

  3. On realistic size equivalence and shape of spheroidal Saharan mineral dust particles applied in solar and thermal radiative transfer calculations

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    S. Otto

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Realistic size equivalence and shape of Saharan mineral dust particles are derived from on in-situ particle, lidar and sun photometer measurements during SAMUM-1 in Morocco (19 May 2006, dealing with measured size- and altitude-resolved axis ratio distributions of assumed spheroidal model particles. The data were applied in optical property, radiative effect, forcing and heating effect simulations to quantify the realistic impact of particle non-sphericity. It turned out that volume-to-surface equivalent spheroids with prolate shape are most realistic: particle non-sphericity only slightly affects single scattering albedo and asymmetry parameter but may enhance extinction coefficient by up to 10%. At the bottom of the atmosphere (BOA the Saharan mineral dust always leads to a loss of solar radiation, while the sign of the forcing at the top of the atmosphere (TOA depends on surface albedo: solar cooling/warming over a mean ocean/land surface. In the thermal spectral range the dust inhibits the emission of radiation to space and warms the BOA. The most realistic case of particle non-sphericity causes changes of total (solar plus thermal forcing by 55/5% at the TOA over ocean/land and 15% at the BOA over both land and ocean and enhances total radiative heating within the dust plume by up to 20%. Large dust particles significantly contribute to all the radiative effects reported.

  4. Evidence for alteration of fungal endophyte community assembly by host defense compounds.

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    Saunders, Megan; Kohn, Linda Myra

    2009-01-01

    * Plant defense compounds are common stressors encountered by endophytes. Fungi readily evolve tolerance to these compounds, yet few studies have addressed the influence of intraspecific variation in defense compound production on endophyte colonization. We compared the influence of defense compound production on the composition of fungal endophyte communities in replicated field experiments. * Maize (Zea mays) produces benzoxazinoids (BXs), compounds with antifungal byproducts persistent in the environment. Fungi were isolated from leaf and root tissue of two maize genotypes that produce BXs, and a natural mutant that does not. Isolates representing the species recovered were tested for tolerance to 2-benzoxazolinone (BOA), a toxic BX byproduct. * In seedling roots and mature leaves, the community proportion with low BOA tolerance was significantly greater in BX nonproducers than producers. Mean isolation frequency of Fusarium species was up to 35 times higher in mature leaves of BX producers than nonproducers. * Fungal species with relatively high tolerance to BOA are more abundant in BX producing than BX nonproducing maize. Production of BXs may increase colonization by Fusarium species in maize, including agents of animal toxicosis and yield-reducing disease in maize. Overall, results indicate that production of defense compounds can significantly alter endophyte community assembly. PMID:19170900

  5. An efficient algorithm to identify the optimal one-bit perturbation based on the basin-of-state size of Boolean networks.

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    Hu, Mingxiao; Shen, Liangzhong; Zan, Xiangzhen; Shang, Xuequn; Liu, Wenbin

    2016-01-01

    Boolean networks are widely used to model gene regulatory networks and to design therapeutic intervention strategies to affect the long-term behavior of systems. In this paper, we investigate the less-studied one-bit perturbation, which falls under the category of structural intervention. Previous works focused on finding the optimal one-bit perturbation to maximally alter the steady-state distribution (SSD) of undesirable states through matrix perturbation theory. However, the application of the SSD is limited to Boolean networks with about ten genes. In 2007, Xiao et al. proposed to search the optimal one-bit perturbation by altering the sizes of the basin of attractions (BOAs). However, their algorithm requires close observation of the state-transition diagram. In this paper, we propose an algorithm that efficiently determines the BOA size after a perturbation. Our idea is that, if we construct the basin of states for all states, then the size of the BOA of perturbed networks can be obtained just by updating the paths of the states whose transitions have been affected. Results from both synthetic and real biological networks show that the proposed algorithm performs better than the exhaustive SSD-based algorithm and can be applied to networks with about 25 genes. PMID:27196530

  6. Bioassay-guided in vitro study of the antileishmanial and cytotoxic properties of Bixa orellana seed extract

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    Marley Garca; Ramn Scull; Osmany Cuesta; Galle Boulet; Louis Maes; Paul Cos; Lianet Monzote

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the leishmanicidal effect of the Bixa orellana crude seed extract and its fractions against Leishmania amazonensis. Methods:Four main fractions (BO-A, BO-B, BO-C and BO-D) were obtained by exhaustion with solvent with increased polarity from the Bixa orellana crude seed extract and 28 sub-fractions. The antileishmanial activity was evaluated in intracellular amastigotes and the cytotoxicity was assessed in murine intraperitoneal macrophages. Results:The BO-A and BO-B fractions showed a good antileishmanial activity with IC50 values of (12.9±4.1) and (12.4±0.3) μg/mL, respectively. The sub-fractions BO-B1 (IC50=(11.8±3.8) μg/mL) and BO-B3 [IC50=(13.6±4.7) μg/mL] also proved to have a good leishmanicidal effect. In general, the sub-fractions showed a lower toxicity than the crude extract. A selectivity index of 9 indicated a moderate selectivity of the BO-A, BO-B and BO-C fractions and BO-B1 sub-fraction. Conclusions: Potential of this plant against cutaneous leishmaniasis should be further investigated.

  7. Colimetria de água marinha em áreas de cultivo e extrativismo de mexilhões no município de Niterói, RJ Coliform enumeration in mussel-growing waters from Niteroi city, RJ-Brazil

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    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Analisaram-se amostras de água do mar de cinco pontos da Baía de Guanabara quanto ao número mais provável (NMP de coliformes totais e de Escherichia coli usando-se o método fluorogênico, e verificaram-se o pH, a salinidade e a temperatura dos locais de colheita. As contagens de E. coli nas amostras das estações Icaraí, Boa Viagem e Santa Cruz foram, em média, acima do previsto na legislação, enquanto que nas estações Piratininga e Rio Branco, 92,9% e 100% das amostras tiveram contagens de E. coli menor que 3/100ml. Observou-se relação positiva entre coliformes totais e E. coli, enquanto que a correlação entre colimetria, pH, salinidade e temperatura da água não foi significativa. Temperatura e pH mostraram pouca variação entre as estações, sendo as médias de salinidade, coliformes totais e E. coli semelhantes em Icaraí, Boa Viagem e Santa Cruz. Piratininga e Rio Branco apresentaram médias diferentes destas e semelhantes entre si. Os resultados em Icaraí, Boa Viagem e Santa Cruz indicam provável impropriedade para o cultivo e/ou extrativismo de mexilhões destinados ao consumo, enquanto que os de Piratininga e Rio Branco indicam provável propriedade para a instalação de cultivo de mexilhões ou mesmo para depuração natural de mexilhões cultivados em águas contaminadas.Water samples from five different sites on Guanabara Bay (Icaraí, Boa Viagem, Santa Cruz, Piratininga, and Rio Branco were analyzed for estimated numbers of coliform and Escherichiacoli. Water pH, salt concentration, and temperature were measuredin the sampling place. E.coli countings for samples collected in Icaraí, Boa Viagem, and Santa Cruz were usually higher than the values legallyaccepted by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture. In Piratininga and Rio Branco, respectively, 92.3% and 100% of the sampleshad countings of lessthan 3 E.coli/100ml. A significant correlation was found between total coliforms and E. coli countings. The average

  8. Utilização do resíduo do leite de soja na elaboração de paçoca

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    Sin-Huei Wang

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo utilizar resíduo do leite de soja (RLS, farinha de trigo e amendoim para formular uma paçoca de boa qualidade protéica e com boas características sensoriais. Foram misturadas 40% de farinha de trigo torrada com 30:0 (I; 25:5 (II; 20:10 (III; 15:15 (IV; 10:20 (V e 5:25 (VI de farinha de amendoim torrado e decorticado, e RLS torrado, respectivamente, para o preparo de paçocas. Mediante análises químicas, foi verificado que houve uma diminuição no teor de extrato etéreo (de 19,54 a 11,51%, porém um aumento nos teores de cinzas (de 0,99 a 1,23%, fibra crua (de 1,56 a 5,08% e carboidrato (de 56,06 a 61,40% com o aumento das proporções do RLS. Por outro lado, o teor de proteína não foi afetado. O perfil de aminoácidos essenciais foi melhorado com o aumento das proporções do RLS nas paçocas formuladas. Resultados da avaliação sensorial indicam que as paçocas formuladas com até 15% do RLS mostraram boas características na aparência, no sabor e na textura, sendo a de 10% do RLS a mais apreciada pela equipe massal de provadores não treinados.

  9. Novel Hepatozoon in vertebrates from the southern United States.

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    Allen, Kelly E; Yabsley, Michael J; Johnson, Eileen M; Reichard, Mason V; Panciera, Roger J; Ewing, Sidney A; Little, Susan E

    2011-08-01

    Novel Hepatozoon spp. sequences collected from previously unrecognized vertebrate hosts in North America were compared with documented Hepatozoon 18S rRNA sequences in an effort to examine phylogenetic relationships between the different Hepatozoon organisms found cycling in nature. An approximately 500-base pair fragment of 18S rDNA common to Hepatozoon spp. and some other apicomplexans was amplified and sequenced from the tissues or blood of 16 vertebrate host species from the southern United States, including 1 opossum (Didelphis virginiana), 2 bobcats (Lynx rufus), 1 domestic cat (Felis catus), 3 coyotes (Canis latrans), 1 gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), 4 raccoons (Procyon lotor), 1 pet boa constrictor (Boa constrictor imperator), 1 swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus), 1 cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus), 4 woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes and Neotoma micropus), 3 white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus), 8 cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), 1 cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus), 1 eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), and 1 woodchuck (Marmota monax). Phylogenetic analyses and comparison with sequences in the existing database revealed distinct groups of Hepatozoon spp., with clusters formed by sequences obtained from scavengers and carnivores (opossum, raccoons, canids, and felids) and those obtained from rodents. Surprisingly, Hepatozoon spp. sequences from wild rabbits were most closely related to sequences obtained from carnivores (97.2% identical), and the sequence from the boa constrictor was most closely related to the rodent cluster (97.4% identical). These data are consistent with recent work identifying prey-predator transmission cycles in Hepatozoon spp. and suggest this pattern may be more common than previously recognized. PMID:21506825

  10. Undesirable consequences of insecticide resistance following Aedes aegypti control activities due to a dengue outbreak.

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    Full Text Available During a dengue outbreak with co-circulation of DENV-1 and -2 in the city of Boa Vista, one patient was diagnosed with DENV-4, a serotype supposed absent from Brazil for almost 30 years. The re-emergence of DENV-4 triggered the intensification of mechanical and chemical Aedes aegypti control activities in order to reduce vector density and avoid DENV-4 dissemination throughout the country.Vector control activities consisted of (a source reduction, (b application of diflubenzuron against larvae and (c vehicle-mounted space spraying of 2% deltamethrin to eliminate adults. Control activity efficacy was monitored by comparing the infestation levels and the number of eggs collected in ovitraps before and after interventions, performed in 22 Boa Vista districts, covering an area of ∼ 80% of the city and encompassing 56,837 dwellings. A total of 94,325 containers were eliminated or treated with diflubenzuron. The most frequently positive containers were small miscellaneous receptacles, which corresponded to 59% of all positive breeding sites. Insecticide resistance to deltamethrin was assessed before, during and after interventions by dose-response bioassays adopting WHO-based protocols. The intense use of the pyrethroid increased fourfold the resistance ratio of the local Ae. aegypti population only six months after the beginning of vector control. Curiously, this trend was also observed in the districts in which no deltamethrin was applied by the public health services. On the other hand, changes in the resistance ratio to the organophosphate temephos seemed less influenced by insecticide in Boa Vista.Despite the intense effort, mosquito infestation levels were only slightly reduced. Besides, the median number of eggs in ovitraps remained unaltered after control activity intensification. The great and rapid increase in pyrethroid resistance levels of natural Ae. aegypti populations is discussed in the context of both public and domestic

  11. Molecular characterization of trichomonads isolated from animal hosts in the Philippines.

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    Dimasuay, Kris Genelyn B; Rivera, Windell L

    2013-09-23

    Trichomonads are amitochondrial anaerobic flagellated protists that are either parasites or commensals, generally living in the digestive or genitourinary tract of humans and animals. It has been reported that these protozoa can migrate to other sites in their target host, can adapt to new hosts, and are capable of zoonotic transmission. In this study, 59 trichomonad isolates from different animal hosts in the Philippines were identified and characterized. Primer sets were designed and were successful in amplifying the 18S rRNA gene sequences of the isolates. Phylogenetic trees were constructed using neighbor-joining (NJ), maximum parsimony (MP), maximum-likelihood (ML) and Bayesian inference (BI) analyses. Results showed that BLAST analysis of the isolates corresponded to the clustering of the isolates together with reference sequences in the constructed ML tree. Cattle and pig isolates were most likely Tetratrichomonas buttreyi, which were observed to be commensal in both animals. All duck and rooster isolates were similar with Tetratrichomonas gallinarum. All dog isolates together with single isolates from boa, goat, and owl were identical to Pentatrichomonas hominis. Occurrence of P. hominis in Boa constrictor imperator (boa) and Otus megalotis (Philippine scops owl) suggested the adaptation of the trichomonad to new hosts. Reptile hosts were observed to harbor Trichomitus batrachorum or Hypotrichomonas acosta. Three reptile isolates (Igu2, Igu4, and Liz7) suggest novel species belonging to Class Hypotrichomonadea. Furthermore, iguanas were infected with T. batrachorum or H. acosta. Trichomonads in animal hosts are commensal and the mode of transmission is via fecal-oral route. They are capable of adaptation to new hosts and therefore, zoonotic transmission is possible as well as pathogenesis in host. Thus, trichomonads can pose threats to the health of humans and animals. PMID:23622817

  12. Development of snake-directed antipredator behavior by wild white-faced capuchin monkeys: I. Snake-species discrimination.

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    Meno, Whitney; Coss, Richard G; Perry, Susan

    2013-03-01

    Young animals are known to direct alarm calls at a wider range of species than adults. Our field study examined age-related differences in the snake-directed antipredator behavior of infant, juvenile, and adult white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) in terms of alarm calling, looking behavior, and aggressive behavior. In the first experiment, we exposed infant and juvenile white-faced capuchins to realistic-looking inflatable models of their two snake predators, the boa constrictior (Boa constrictor) and neotropical rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus) and a white airplane as a novel control. In the second experiment, infants, juveniles, and adults were presented photographic models of a coiled boa constrictor, rattlesnake, indigo snake (Drymarchon corais), a noncapuchin predator, and a white snake-like model. We found that antipredator behavior changed during the immature stage. Infants as young as 4 months old were able to recognize snakes and display antipredator behavior, but engaged in less snake-model discrimination than juveniles. All age classes exhibited a lower response to the white snake-like model, indicating that the absence of color and snake-scale patterns affected snake recognition. Infants also showed a higher level of vigilance after snake-model detection as exhibited by a higher proportion of time spent looking and head cocking at the models. Aggressive antipredator behavior was found in all age classes, but was more prevalent in juveniles and adults than infants. This study adds to the knowledge of development of antipredator behavior in primates by showing that, although alarm calling behavior and predator recognition appear at a very young age in capuchins, snake-species discrimination does not become apparent until the juvenile stage. PMID:23229464

  13. Reptiles with dermatological lesions: a retrospective study of 301 cases at two university veterinary teaching hospitals (1992-2008).

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    White, Stephen D; Bourdeau, Patrick; Bruet, Vincent; Kass, Philip H; Tell, Lisa; Hawkins, Michelle G

    2011-04-01

    This retrospective study reviews the medical records of 301 reptiles with dermatological lesions that were examined at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California at Davis (VMTH-UCD) and the Unité de Dermatologie-Parasitologie-Mycologie, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes (UDPM-ENVN) from 1 January 1992 to 1 July 2008. The most common reptile groups differed between the two hospitals, with lizards being the most common at the VMTH-UCD and chelonians at the UDPM-ENVN. At the VMTH-UCD, boa constrictors (Boa constrictor), ball pythons (Python regius) and other Python species were over-represented, and box turtles (Terrapene carolina) were under-represented in the dermatological lesion caseload. When institutional data were combined, 47% of all reptiles at both institutions with confirmed or suspected cases of sepsis had petechiae, with the highest association seen in chelonians at 82%. Dependent on institution and reptile group, from 29% to 64% of the cases had underlying husbandry issues. Sixty-two per cent of all cases were alive at final status. Veterinarians treating reptiles with skin disease should be aware of the following: (i) that boa constrictors and Python species may be predisposed to dermatological lesions; (ii) that client education is important for proper husbandry; and (iii) that there is a possible association between petechiae and sepsis, especially in chelonians. The conjectural association between certain skin lesions and sepsis remains to be confirmed by systematically derived data that demonstrate a causal relationship between the two. PMID:20887405

  14. On realistic size equivalence and shape of spheroidal Saharan mineral dust particles applied in solar and thermal radiative transfer calculations

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    S. Otto

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Realistic size equivalence and shape of Saharan mineral dust particles are derived from in-situ particle, lidar and sun photometer measurements during SAMUM-1 in Morocco (19 May 2006, dealing with measured size- and altitude-resolved axis ratio distributions of assumed spheroidal model particles. The data were applied in optical property, radiative effect, forcing and heating effect simulations to quantify the realistic impact of particle non-sphericity. It turned out that volume-to-surface equivalent spheroids with prolate shape are most realistic: particle non-sphericity only slightly affects single scattering albedo and asymmetry parameter but may enhance extinction coefficient by up to 10 %. At the bottom of the atmosphere (BOA the Saharan mineral dust always leads to a loss of solar radiation, while the sign of the forcing at the top of the atmosphere (TOA depends on surface albedo: solar cooling/warming over a mean ocean/land surface. In the thermal spectral range the dust inhibits the emission of radiation to space and warms the BOA. The most realistic case of particle non-sphericity causes changes of total (solar plus thermal forcing by 55/5 % at the TOA over ocean/land and 15 % at the BOA over both land and ocean and enhances total radiative heating within the dust plume by up to 20 %. Large dust particles significantly contribute to all the radiative effects reported. They strongly enhance the absorbing properties and forward scattering in the solar and increase predominantly, e.g., the total TOA forcing of the dust over land.

  15. Produção, caracterização e aceitabilidade de licor de camu-camu (Myrciaria dúbia (H.B.K. McVaugh
    Production, characterization and acceptability camu-camu (Myrciaria dúbia (H.B.K McVaugh liquor

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    C. S. ROSA

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    O presente trabalho teve como objetivo elaborar um licor de camu-camu como alternativa para o aproveitamento desse fruto, que apresenta boas características agronômicas, tecnológicas e nutricionais, sendo pouco consumido in natura devido à elevada acidez e amargor de sua casca. Para a elaboração do licor, foi utilizado como matéria-prima o fruto de camu-camu (adquirido em uma empresa de São Paulo, álcool de cereais e xarope de açúcar. Os frutos sem as sementes foram macerados juntamente com o álcool de cereais por sete dias. Após esse processo, foram fi ltrados e adicionados à calda, tornando-se um licor com 33° Brix e teor alcoólico fi nal de 18%. Foram realizadas as análises de pH, acidez, sólidos solúveis e vitamina C dos frutos e do licor, e teor alcoólico pelo aparelho eletrônico de destilação Gibertini do licor. Para a determinação dos principais atributos sensoriais, aplicou-se o teste afetivo de aceitação com 47 provadores não treinados. O teste foi aplicado em cabines individuais utilizando a escala hedônica de cinco pontos para avaliar os atributos cor, odor e sabor. O camu-camu apresentou boas características para o processamento de licor, com o pH baixo, alto teor de acidez e boa aceitabilidade.

  16. Interação entre documento, arquivo e historiador: um estudo sobre a (não) presença de historiadores da UnB no Arquivo Nacional, em Brasília

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    Marli Guedes da Costa

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    O historiador considera o documento uma fonte essencial para o desenvolvimento de suas pesquisas. Boa parte dessas fontes é preservada em arquivos públicos ou privados em razão de valores informativo ou de prova. A Universidade de Brasília conta com um Departamento de História que oferece cursos de graduação e pós-graduação, cujos professores e alunos formam um grupo potencial de usuário dos arquivos existentes na cidade. Contudo, desde 1975 funciona na capital federal a Coordenação Regional ...

  17. Análise das abordagens e estratégias de intervenção usadas na equitação com fins terapêuticos

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    Freitas, Vânia Alexandra de Matos

    2014-01-01

    Objectivos: Com este trabalho pretendemos identificar e sistematizar linhas orientadoras referentes a boas práticas na implementação da equitação com fins terapêuticos, bem como, examinar as dimensões de impacte desta intervenção sobre crianças/jovens em situação de incapacidade. Método: Este trabalho desenvolveu-se em torno de três planos de estudo. O primeiro consistiu numa revisão sistemática da literatura, onde foram analisados 60 estudos que reportavam a implementação d...

  18. Desenvolvimento em tecnologia outsystems de plataforma de colaboração entre organizações e os seus fornecedores

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    Leal, Ana Cristina Pereira

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    Tese de mestrado em Engenharia Informática (Sistemas de Informação), apresentada à Universidade de Lisboa, através da Faculdade de Ciências, 2010 Actualmente colaboradores da área de compras gastam em média mais de metade do seu tempo na interacção com fornecedores, para conseguir responder a inúmeras questões relacionadas com a gestão destes. Uma boa gestão dos fornecedores resulta numa maior eficiência quer operacional quer financeira, pois a maior parte das operações de cada organização...

  19. Sildenafil no tratamento da hipertensão pulmonar associada a lúpus eritematoso sistêmico e síndrome antifosfolipídio Sildenafil for treatment of pulmonary hypertension in association with systemic lupus erythematosus and anti-phospholipid syndrome

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    Eduardo José do Rosário e Souza; Junia Rios Garib; Nasim Michel Garib; Paulo Madureira de Pádua

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    Hipertensão pulmonar grave é uma doença debilitante, com expectativa de vida reduzida, que acomete adultos jovens. Complicações pleuropulmonares no lúpus eritematoso sistêmico ocorrem em 50% a 70% dos pacientes. A hipertensão pulmonar grave no lúpus eritematoso sistêmico é rara e tem prognóstico reservado. Descreve-se, pela primeira vez, um paciente com hipertensão pulmonar grave associada a lúpus eritematoso sistêmico e síndrome antifosfolipídio secundário que apresentou boa resposta ao uso ...

  20. Sildenafil no tratamento da hipertensão pulmonar associada a lúpus eritematoso sistêmico e síndrome antifosfolipídio

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    Souza Eduardo José do Rosário e; Garib Junia Rios; Garib Nasim Michel; Pádua Paulo Madureira de

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    Hipertensão pulmonar grave é uma doença debilitante, com expectativa de vida reduzida, que acomete adultos jovens. Complicações pleuropulmonares no lúpus eritematoso sistêmico ocorrem em 50% a 70% dos pacientes. A hipertensão pulmonar grave no lúpus eritematoso sistêmico é rara e tem prognóstico reservado. Descreve-se, pela primeira vez, um paciente com hipertensão pulmonar grave associada a lúpus eritematoso sistêmico e síndrome antifosfolipídio secundário que apresentou boa resposta ao uso ...

  1. Husserl e a Especificidade da Valoração

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    Dario Teixeira

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1677-2954.2013v12n2p256Pretendemos mostrar que a crítica de Husserl ao psicologismo axiológico o levará, por fim, a discernir boas razões fenomenológicas para diferenciar (sob a forma de uma auto-crítica a sua posição inicial, por uma lado, a valoração e, por outro, os atos concernentes ao sentimento, desejo e vontade com os quais aquela é comumente identificada.

  2. Tapentadol in the management of chronic low back pain: a novel approach to a complex condition?

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    Pergolizzi J; Alon E.; Baron R; Bonezzi C; Dobrogowski J; Gálvez R; Jensen T; Kress H-G; Marcus MA; Morlion B; Perrot S; Treede R-D

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    Joseph Pergolizzi1, Eli Alon2, Ralf Baron3, Cesare Bonezzi4, Jan Dobrogowski5, Rafael Gálvez6, Troels Jensen7, Hans-Georg Kress8, Marco AE Marcus9, Bart Morlion10, Serge Perrot11, Rolf-Detlef Treede121Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; 2Universitätsspital Zurich, Switzerland; 3Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany; 4Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia, Italy; 5Zaklad Badania i Leczenia B&oa...

  3. Construção de instrumentos de medida na área da saúde

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    Marina Zambon Orpinelli Coluci; Neusa Maria Costa Alexandre; Daniela Milani

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    Instrumentos de medida são partes integrantes da prática clínica, da avaliação em saúde e de pesquisas. Esses instrumentos só são úteis e capazes de apresentar resultados cientificamente robustos quando são desenvolvidos de maneira apropriada e quando apresentam boas qualidades psicométricas. A literatura aponta que, apesar do aumento significativo no número de escalas de avaliação, muitas não têm sido desenvolvidas e validadas adequadamente. O presente estudo teve como objetivos realizar uma...

  4. O que são bons instrumentos de recolha de dados

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    Candeias, A. A.

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    Vamos desenvolver a nossa resposta a esta questão, partindo do conceito de instrumento, enquanto operacionalização de um construto, de modo a poder representá-lo e medi-lo. Mas o que significa medir em ciências humanas? Quais os parâmetros de qualidade de uma boa medida? Estará a medida sujeita a erros? Como lidar com os erros? O uso da medida quando estudamos o comportamento humano deve obedecer a alguns pressupostos que importa especificar. Começaremos por abordar o problema da represent...

  5. Longevity in family firms : Jerónimo Martins' case study

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    Mourão-Ferreira, David Mercês de Mello

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    Muitas empresas familiares têm dificuldade em atingir a quarta geração. No entanto, estas empresas têm algumas características que podem ajuda-las a alcançar o sucesso e a longevidade. Esta tese tenta identificar algumas questões críticas que muitas vezes impedem as empresas familiares de sobreviver ao longo do tempo e tenta analisar como a empresa familiar Jerónimo Martins conseguiu ultrapassar obstáculos e alcançar o sucesso e a longevidade através de uma boa gestão da interferência da esfe...

  6. Impacto da contaminação de alimentos prontos a comer na saúde pública

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    Framegas, Daniela Patrícia Duarte Figueiredo

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    Os estilos de vida das pessoas afetam vários aspetos das suas rotinas, nomeadamente os hábitos alimentares. Com a mudança dos estilos de vida que se tem verificado ao longo dos últimos anos, as pessoas têm aumentado consideravelmente a tendência para consumir refeições fora de casa, nomeadamente em restaurantes e cantinas. A segurança alimentar nestes locais é assegurada pela aplicação de boas práticas de higiene e de fabrico bem como a implementação do sistema Hazard Analysis and Critical Co...

  7. Aplicação do PACE : avaliação e comparação das condições higio-sanitárias dos talhos e peixarias abrangidos pelo PACE no município de Santarém

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    Dias, Rodrigo Carlos Jorge

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    Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária Com o crescimento da procura de alimentos mais seguros e mais controlados por parte de um consumidor cada vez mais ciente dos problemas relacionados com a falta de segurança e higiene dos alimentos, surgiu nos tempos recentes um aumento denunciado dos requisitos técnicos e oficiais, assim como um aumento dos controlos baseados em planos de boas práticas de higiene ou de controlo de pontos críticos (HACCP) obrigatórios...

  8. Panuveíte em artrite indiferenciada HLA-B27 positiva Panuveitis in HLA-B27 positive undifferentiated arthritis

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    Mário Sérgio Ferreira Santos; Vitor Cortizo; Cícero Ricardo Torres da Costa; Ronnielly Melo Tavares; Ricardo Eric Barros Lopes

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    Entre os vários tipos de inflamação ocular associados às doenças reumatológicas, a uveíte anterior é particularmente comum nas espondiloartropatias, em especial quando associada à presença do genótipo HLA-B27. Relatou-se o caso de um paciente com artrite indiferenciada HLA-B27 positivo, complicado com panuveíte e vasculite da retina, refratária ao tratamento imunossupressor tradicional, que obteve boa resposta clínica ao uso de anti-TNF-alfa.Among the several types of ocular inflammation asso...

  9. Genotipificação de isolados de Staphylococcus epidermidis provenientes de casos de mastite caprina Genotyping Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from mastitis in goats

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    Renata de Moraes Peixoto; Rodolfo de Moraes Peixoto; Kárita Cláudia Freitas Lidani; Mateus Matiuzzi da Costa

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    Para verificar a dinâmica da resistência aos antimicrobianos em uma propriedade rural no município de Santa Maria da Boa Vista, PE, foram avaliados 14 isolados de Staphylococcus epidermidis de caprinos com mastite subclínica. O perfil de resistência aos antimicrobianos foi determinado pelo teste de difusão em disco. A genotipificação foi realizada empregando o marcador REP (Repetitive Extragenic Palindromic) - PCR, utilizando o primer RW3A, enquanto os graus de similaridade e o fenograma de a...

  10. Envolvimento parental em creche

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    Oliveira, Marta Isabel da Silva e

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    Dissertação de mestrado em Educação de Infância A família e a creche são os dois primeiros ambientes sociais que proporcionam à criança estímulos e condutas, sendo, consequentemente, instituições fundamentais no seu crescimento. É importante promover uma boa comunicação entre a creche e os pais, incentivando-os a participarem na educação dos seus filhos, demonstrando o quanto é importante para as crianças este seu envolvimento. Cabe, também, aos educadores/profissionais criar c...

  11. Textos e Debates n°18

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    Completa, Revista

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    A revista Textos & Debates passou por sucessivos aprimoramentos nesses últimos anos. A partir deste décimo oitavo volume, a revista passa a ser publicada em formato eletrônico, o que garante um acesso mais amplo por parte dos leitores. A plataforma digital de publicação também tende a facilitar a periodicidade e o acesso às edições anteriores. O ingresso neste domínio digital não é a única boa novidade no âmbito do exercício da pesquisa no Centro de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Federal...

  12. Consulta de Diabetes Ocular. Primeiros Resultados do Rastreio da Retinopatia Diabética por Câmara Não Midriática

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    Magriço, A; Leitão, P; Medeiros, M; Amaral, A.; Agudo, G; Vinagre, M

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    Introdução: a retinopatia diabética (RD) é, nos países industrializados, uma das principais causas de cegueira. A perda de visão na RD diminui com o diagnóstico precoce e instituição terapêutica2 adequada possibilitados por programas de rastreio sistemático. O rastreio efectuado por fotografias do polo posterior com câmara não midriática é simples e apresenta boa sensibilidade e especificidade3. Material e Métodos: estudo prospectivo, observacional, dos doentes diabéticos sem seguimento...

  13. Alterações post-mortem em tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) conservados em gelo

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    Almeida Neiva Maria de; Batista Gilvan Machado; Kodaira Makie; Lessi Edson

    2006-01-01

    Este estudo apresenta a avaliação da qualidade de tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) conservado em gelo. Foi determinado o tempo de vida útil por meio de avaliações sensoriais e análises de pH e bases voláteis totais (N-BVT) no músculo. A avaliação sensorial mostrou que os exemplares permaneceram com qualidade especial (Classe A) durante o período de 22 dias e com boa qualidade (Classe B) até 40 dias. A prova de degustação do peixe cozido mostrou que os exemplares permaneceram com qualidade espe...

  14. Alterações post-mortem em tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) conservados em gelo Post-mortem alterations in tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) stored in ice

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    Neiva Maria de Almeida; Gilvan Machado Batista; Makie Kodaira; Edson Lessi

    2006-01-01

    Este estudo apresenta a avaliação da qualidade de tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) conservado em gelo. Foi determinado o tempo de vida útil por meio de avaliações sensoriais e análises de pH e bases voláteis totais (N-BVT) no músculo. A avaliação sensorial mostrou que os exemplares permaneceram com qualidade especial (Classe A) durante o período de 22 dias e com boa qualidade (Classe B) até 40 dias. A prova de degustação do peixe cozido mostrou que os exemplares permaneceram com qualidade espe...

  15. Sobre uma pintura inseticida para o controle de Triatoma infestans, na Bolívia About an insecticidal paint for controlling Triatoma infestans, in Bolivia

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    João Carlos Pinto Dias; A. Jemmio

    2008-01-01

    Avaliações preliminares sobre uma pintura inseticida à base de diazinon, clorpirifós e piriproxifen em formulação micro-encapsulada (Inesfly 5A IGR ®) mostrou efetiva e persistente atividade contra Triatoma infestans intra e peridomiciliar, numa região altamente infestada do Chaco Boliviano. Ressaltam, além disso, a boa manuseabilidade do produto e o bom aspecto deixado pela pintura em casas e anexos tratados, bem como uma excelente aceitação pela população e autoridades sanitárias locais, o ...

  16. Análise microbiológica de embalagens para o acondicionamento de medicamentos e cosméticos

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    Fiorentino, Flávia A.M.; Ricarte, Patrícia C.; Corrêa, Marcos A.; Giannini, Maria J.S.M.; Isaac, Vera L.B.; Hérida R.N. Salgado

    2008-01-01

    As exigências dos consumidores e agências reguladoras, associadas à necessidade de embalagens mais eficientes, seguras, com boa qualidade microbiana conduziram à obtenção de embalagens que garantam a integridade do produto e a saúde do usuário. Entretanto, a embalagem pode ser fonte de contaminação quando não obedece ao critério de qualidade microbiana. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi analisar a qualidade microbiana de material de acondicionamento de medicamentos e cosméticos dispon...

  17. Adaptabilidade e estabilidade de clones de cana-de-açúcar

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    Antonio Ribeiro Fernandes Júnior; João Antonio da Costa Andrade; Pedro César dos Santos; Hermann Paulo Hoffmann; Roberto Giacomini Chapola; Monalisa Sampaio Carneiro; Danilo Eduardo Cursi

    2013-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar clones de cana-de-açúcar produtivos, com boa estabilidade e adaptabilidade no estado de São Paulo e, também, identificar locais mais representativos para seleção e experimentação. Foram avaliados dez clones e duas testemunhas comerciais de maturação média-tardia em primeira soca de experimentos colhidos em agosto de 2009, utilizando o método de regressão bissegmentada e análise AMMI (Additive Main Effects and Multiplicative Interaction Analysis). Os r...

  18. The decline of race in American physical anthropology

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    Lieberman, Leonard; Kirk, Rodney C.; Corcoran, Michael

    2003-01-01

    This paper is a review of how and why the race concept has changed in the United States during the 20th century. In the 19th century the concept of race provided the unchallenged folk taxonomy and the prevailing scientific paradigm for placing human biological and cultural variation into categories called races. At the height of the eugenic and anti-immigration movement of the early decades of the 20th century, Boas and his students began the critique of racism and aspects of the race concept...

  19. A coexistência de formas e forças: a atualidade das contribuições Gestaltistas ao campo da arte

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    Ferraz, Gustavo Cruz; Kastrup, Virgínia

    2010-01-01

    O objetivo do presente trabalho é apontar a atualidade da contribuição do Gestaltismo no campo da arte. O texto coloca em questão a leitura tradicional de diversos autores da história da psicologia que identifica o Gestaltismo apenas a uma teoria da forma, centrada nas noções de boa forma e equilíbrio. Baseado nos estudos e comentários de Gilbert Simondon, assim como nos trabalhos de Rudolf Arnheim no campo da arte, ressalta a importância do plano das forças e da dimensão dinâmica presentes n...

  20. Revisão da literatura sobre avaliação da qualidade de vida (QDV) de adultos com epilepsia I: dificuldades na abordagem do tema

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    Meneses, R.; José Luís Pais Ribeiro; Silva, A.

    2002-01-01

    O constructo Qualidade de Vida (QDV) é frequentemente utilizado na literatura sobre Epilepsia. Para os profissionais que não trabalham na área da QDV as subtilezas do constructo podem impedir uma boa avaliação da QDV dos indivíduos adultos com epilepsia e/ou que a sua prática clínica seja guiada pelos resultados da investigação a esse nível. O objectivo do presente trabalho é sistematizar e discutir a literatura dos últimos cinco anos (1996-2000) sobre QDV e Epilepsia. A sis...

  1. Os pais comem frutas verdes e os dentes dos filhos ficam embotados? Considerações sobre o pecado em Romance de família, de Edna Mazya

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    Nancy Rozenchan

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Entre outros livros de destaque dos anos recentes, a obra de Edna Mazya em boa parte também não aborda diretamente os principais eventos da II Guerra Mundial na Europa. Não obstante, esse é um pano de fundo fundamental de uma parcela considerável de Romance de família, mesmo quando os eventos que compõem a trama se desenvolvem na Palestina contemporânea à Guerra, ou em períodos posteriores, em Israel, ou de volta à Europa.

  2. Avaliação tecnológica de semeadoras e/ou adubadoras: tratamento de dados de ensaios e regularidade de distribuição longitudinal de sementes Seed drill technological evaluation: test data treatments and seed longitudinal distribution uneveness

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    Sérgio Augusto Hiroaki Kurachi; João Aureliano de Souza Costa; José Augusto Bernardi; José Luís Duarte Coelho; Gastão Moraes da Silveira

    1989-01-01

    Normas, procedimentos de ensaio e trabalhos de pesquisa apontam a regularidade de distribuição longitudinal de sementes como uma das características operacionais de semeadoras que mais contribuem para a obtenção de um stand adequado de plantas e, conseqüentemente, boa produtividade. Dois parâmetros são utilizados para essa avaliação: o coeficiente de variação (CV) das populações de espaçamentos e as porcentagens de ocorrência de espaçamentos aceitáveis ou de sementes "normalmente semeadas". C...

  3. Um exemplo de inversão do domínio ideológico norte-americano no Brasil

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    Carla Damião

    2014-01-01

    Propomos discutir a relação de domínio ideológico-cultural norte-americano sobre o Brasil, tendo em vista exemplos documentados. Trata-se da chamada “política de boa vizinhança” [Good Neighbor Policy], com início em 1933 até o final da Segunda Guerra, notadamente durante o governo Getúlio Vargas no Brasil e o governo Franklin Roosevelt nos Estados Unidos. A necessidade de propaganda política passava pela “sedução” cultural da potência estadunidense sobre seus vizinhos latino-americanos. Neste...

  4. Restaurant FortyOne Dinner Menu, 2013

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    Residence Members Club

    2013-01-01

    Restaurant FortyOne is located in the Residence Members Club at 41 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2, near the Baggot Street corner of St. Stephens Green in the centre of Dublin city. It won the award of Restaurant of the Year in 2012 “Our award-winning, insanely talented chef, Graham Neville, and his visionary team provide some of the most imaginative and delicious food the city can offer. Eschewing butter and sugar in favour of olive oil, vegetable and fruit juices, our dining experience boas...

  5. Restaurant FortyOne Lunch Menu, 2013

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    Residence Members Club

    2013-01-01

    Restaurant FortyOne is located in the Residence Members Club at 41 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2, near the Baggot Street corner of St. Stephens Green in the centre of Dublin city. It won the award of Restaurant of the Year in 2012 “Our award-winning, insanely talented chef, Graham Neville, and his visionary team provide some of the most imaginative and delicious food the city can offer. Eschewing butter and sugar in favour of olive oil, vegetable and fruit juices, our dining experience boas...

  6. Utilização do dióxido de cloro e do ácido peracético como substitutos do hipoclorito de sódio na sanitização do cheiro-verde minimamente processado Using chlorine dioxide and peracetic acid as substitutes for sodium hypocloride in the sanitization of minimally processed green seasoning

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    Silvana Mariana Srebernich

    2007-01-01

    Hortaliças minimamente processadas são produtos prontos para o consumo e devem estar livres de patógenos. A lavagem desses vegetais deve ser feita com água de boa qualidade e complementada com adição de solução sanitizante, visando reduzir a carga microbiológica acompanhante e minimizando a sua deterioração, ou seja, aumentando a conservação do produto e tornando-o microbiologicamente mais seguro. O hipoclorito de sódio é o único sanitizante permitido pela legislação brasileira para esse fim....

  7. Alfred Marshall, o capitalismo e sua utopia social Alfred Marshall, capitalism and his social utopia

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    Laura Valladão de Mattos

    2011-01-01

    Este artigo visa analisar a posição de Marshall em relação ao capitalismo de sua época e às possibilidades de mudança social. Argumenta-se que, apesar de ser um grande defensor do sistema de liberdade econômica, Marshall considerava fundamental sanar o problema da pobreza e da indigência que assolava e degradava física, moral e intelectualmente boa parte da população. Todavia, ao contrário dos socialistas e coletivistas que visavam extinguir as principais instituições vigentes (a concorrência...

  8. A stranding of pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874 on Boavista during February 2012 : first record for the Cape Verde Islands

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    López-Suárez, Pedro; Oujo, Carolina; Acre, Matthew; Hazevoet, Cornelis J.

    2015-01-01

    On 10 February 2012, at 0845 UTC, a mass stranding involving seven (six adults and a juvenile) pygmy killer whales Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874 occurred at Praia de Boa Esperança (16º12’26”N, 22º52’00”W), along the northern coast of Boavista island, Cape Verde Islands. The event was witnessed by a group of kite-surfers, who managed to move three animals (two adults and a juvenile) back to the sea. No re-strandings were noted. At 1330 UTC, staff of the Protected Areas Department visited the sit...

  9. An Empirical Analysis on Board Monitoring Role and Loan Portfolio Quality Measurement in Banks

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    Stefanelli, Valeria; Matteo, Cotugno

    2010-01-01

    This paper aims to analyze the effectiveness of the board monitoring role on specific loan portfolio quality measures in banks (default rate, recovery rate and provisioning rate). We use a sample comprises a totality of Italian-based banks, listed at Borsa Italiana SpA in 2006-2008 and a number of accounting proxies to express the loan portfolio quality of a bank. The results of the analysis show an overall weakness of the board role (expressed by Independents and Audit Committee on boa...

  10. Fatores associados ao parto vaginal em gestantes de alto risco submetidas à indução do parto com misoprostol Factors associated with vaginal delivery in high-risk pregnant women submitted to labor induction with misoprostol

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    Zuleika Studart Sampaio; Carlos Augusto Alencar Júnior; Francisco Edson de Lucena Feitosa; Melania Maria Ramos Amorim

    2004-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: determinar os principais fatores associados ao parto transpelvino em gestantes de alto-risco submetidas à indução do parto com misoprostol vaginal (50 µg). MÉTODOS: trata-se da análise secundária de um ensaio clínico aberto, não randomizado, incluindo 61 gestantes de alto-risco internadas na Enfermaria de Patologia Obstétrica da Maternidade Escola Assis Chateaubriand, em Fortaleza (CE). Todas tinham idade gestacional de mais de 37 semanas, feto único com boa vitalidade e escores de...

  11. Tratamento cirúrgico da tendinite distal da patela Surgical treatment of the distal patellar tendinitis

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    Marco Martins Amatuzzi; Luiz Antonio Pupo Delgado; Roberto Freire da Mota e Albuquerque; Sandra Umeda Sasaki

    2005-01-01

    A tendinite distal da patela é uma doença que acomete principalmente jovens esportistas e caracteriza-se por dor referida na extremidade distal da patela junto à inserção do ligamento patelar. O tratamento inicial preconizado é sempre conservador com fisioterapia. A grande maioria tem boa resposta a este tipo de conduta, mas em alguns raros casos os sintomas não regridem exigindo uma mudança de conduta. Para este grupo usamos o tratamento cirúrgico com técnica derivada de Trillat que se basei...

  12. A biônica no projeto de produtos

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    Jaime Ramos; Ingeborg Sell

    1994-01-01

    Este trabalho parte do pressuposto de que a natureza é uma boa fonte de idéias para a solução de problemas de projeto. Assim sendo, mostra-se aqui, onde, no processo de projeto, o conhecimento levantado e estruturado peia Biônica pode ser útil. E, para incrementar o uso deste conhecimento neste processo, apresenta-se um banco de dados na forma de um catálogo. Uma aplicação do catálogo numa tarefa de projeto, a nível de ensino, mostrou que a sistematização do conhecimento sobre os sistemas nat...

  13. A evolução da auditoria interna após a Lei SOX: impactos indirectos no caso português

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    Alves, Ana do Carmo Miranda Raposo

    2009-01-01

    Em resposta aos escândalos financeiros ocorridos no final do século XX surge, no ano de 2002, a lei Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) que tenta restabelecer a confiança dos investidores no mercado de capitais Norte Americano transformando as boas práticas de governo das sociedades em leis. A SOX torna a gestão responsável por estabelecer, avaliar e monitorizar a eficiência e eficácia do controlo e procedimentos internos. Aquando da sua implementação as organizações apoiaram-se na auditoria inter...

  14. Recuperação de lítio de minérios portugueses de lepidolite

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    Nogueira, C. A.

    2011-01-01

    Neste artigo são apresentados de forma sumária alguns resultados dos trabalhos de investigação realizados no LNEG (e ex-INETI) sobre o desenvolvimento de processos de recuperação metalúrgica de lítio de minérios pegmatíticos de lepidolite. Foram estudadas e testadas várias tecnologias como a calcinação seguida de digestão ácida, e a lixiviação carbonatante sob pressão, tendo esta última permitido produzir carbonato de lítio de boa pureza.

  15. Síndrome de west em gêmeos univitelinos

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    Edson Zerati; Antônio Seba Junior

    1990-01-01

    Os autores registram os casos de dois gêmeos univitelinos com 6 meses de idade, do sexo masculino, com quadro de espasmos em flexão. O EEG nas duas crianças é idêntico, mostrando hipsarritmia. Foi empregado ACTH (2 unidades/K/dia) durante três semanas, com boa resposta ao medicamento. As crises cessaram no terceiro dia de administração do ACTH. Atualmente, o tratamento de manutenção é feito com clonazepam.

  16. Qualidade de vida na velhice: estudo em uma instituição pública de recreação para idosos Life's quality of the old age people: study in a public recreation institution for old age people

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    Aidê Ferreira Ferraz; Marisa Ribeiro Bastos Peixoto

    1997-01-01

    Estudo realizado por meio de entrevistas com idosos de uma instituição de recreação, com o objetivo de analisar a qualidade de vida dos usuários. Os resultados obtidos sugerem que a maioria dos idosos deste estudo tem urna boa qualidade de vida. Todos os indicadores objetivos e subjetivos considerados foram evidenciados nos relatos de grande parte dos idosos.The purpose of this study was to analize quality of life of the users of a recreation institution for old age people. The results led to...

  17. A Practical O(R\\log\\log n+n) time Algorithm for Computing the Longest Common Subsequence

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    Zhu, Daxin; Wang, Lei; Wu, Yingjie; Wang, Xiaodong

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we revisit the much studied LCS problem for two given sequences. Based on the algorithm of Iliopoulos and Rahman for solving the LCS problem, we have suggested 3 new improved algorithms. We first reformulate the problem in a very succinct form. The problem LCS is abstracted to an abstract data type DS on an ordered positive integer set with a special operation Update(S,x). For the two input sequences X and Y of equal length n, the first improved algorithm uses a van Emde Boas t...

  18. Plano de segurança da água: caso de estudo: sistema de abastecimento público de água de Castro Verde

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    Costa, Patricia Isabel Baião

    2010-01-01

    A maneira mais eficaz de garantir uma água distribuída, ao consumidor, em segurança é através de uma boa avaliação e gestão de riscos, envolvendo todo o sistema de abastecimento de água (captação, tratamento e distribuição). O presente estudo teve como objectivos caracterizar os riscos associados aos perigos encontrados e avalia-los através de uma metodologia de priorização de riscos, propor novas medidas de controlo para os perigos encontrados, estabelecer limites de controlo relacionados...

  19. Conhecimento botânico tradicional e conservação em uma área de caatinga no estado de Pernambuco, Nordeste do Brasil Traditional botanical knowledge and conservation in an area of caatinga in Pernambuco state, Northeast Brazil

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    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque; Laise de Holanda Cavalcanti Andrade

    2002-01-01

    No presente trabalho, sintetiza-se algumas informações sobre o conhecimento botânico tradicional em uma comunidade rural situada no município de Alagoinha, agreste do estado de Pernambuco, como parte de um projeto etnobotânico desenvolvido na região. Utilizou-se uma boa variedade de métodos de pesquisa, incluindo levantamentos florísticos em sistemas agroflorestais e em vegetação natural. As pessoas identificam e/ou usam mais de 108 espécies de plantas distribuídas em 10 categorias: comida, m...

  20. Ciências, Educação Científica e Formação de Professores para Desenvolvimento Sustentável

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    Pedrosa, Mª Arminda

    2010-01-01

    No contexto de emergência da Década das Nações Unidas de Educação para Desenvolvimento Sustentável, como noutros, emergentes desta iniciativa, ou com ela relacionados, particularmente referentes a boas práticas, procede-se a uma breve revisão de documentos importantes relativamente a prioridades para as ciências e a educação científica. Reconhecendo a importância dos professores, incluindo os de ciências e, em particular, os de Física e Química, para reorientarem os currículos ...

  1. Síndrome de west em gêmeos univitelinos

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    Edson Zerati

    1990-09-01

    Full Text Available Os autores registram os casos de dois gêmeos univitelinos com 6 meses de idade, do sexo masculino, com quadro de espasmos em flexão. O EEG nas duas crianças é idêntico, mostrando hipsarritmia. Foi empregado ACTH (2 unidades/K/dia durante três semanas, com boa resposta ao medicamento. As crises cessaram no terceiro dia de administração do ACTH. Atualmente, o tratamento de manutenção é feito com clonazepam.

  2. A luz na interpretação visual da obra de arte

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    Guedes, Carmina Correia,1970-

    2012-01-01

    A presente dissertação analisa e destaca a importância da iluminação na interpretação visual da obra de arte, em contexto museográfico. De facto, a luz detém potencialidades estéticas e semânticas que, devidamente estudadas e implementadas na iluminação expositiva, permitem revelar a autenticidade da obra de arte e facultar uma correcta literacia artística e uma boa interpretação visual. O estudo aprofundado desta temática, envolve uma abordagem interdisciplinar dos aspectos...

  3. Condutas adotadas pelos profissionais de saúde com crianças hospitalizadas vítimas de violência

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    Pollyanna Dantas de Lima; Glaucea Maciel de Farias

    2008-01-01

    Estudo exploratório descritivo, com abordagem quantitativa, realizado no Hospital da Criança Santo Antônio (HCSA), em Boa Vista – RR. A população constou de 235 profissionais de saúde e os dados foram coletados de junho a agosto de 2006. Teve como objetivos conhecer os tipos de violência identificados pelos profissionais de saúde nos casos confirmados ou suspeitos de crianças hospitalizadas; identificar as condutas adotadas pelo profissional de saúde; identificar os profissionais que mais aju...

  4. Qualidade de sono de trabalhadores obesos de um hospital universitário: acupuntura como terapia complementar

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    Mariana Lourenço Haddad; Marcelo Medeiros; Sonia Silva Marcon

    2012-01-01

    O objetivo do estudo foi verificar o efeito da acupuntura na qualidade de sono de trabalhadores obesos em um hospital universitário. Os dados foram coletados no período de julho a outubro de 2009, junto a 37 funcionários, submetidos a oito aplicações semanais de acupuntura. O Índice de Qualidade de Sono de Pittsburgh foi utilizado para identificar a qualidade de sono dos sujeitos antes e após a intervenção. Os resultados mostram que antes da intervenção cinco (13,5%) pessoas apresentaram boa ...

  5. Avaliação do conhecimento em práticas de higiene: uma abordagem qualitativa

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    Paula Tavolaro; Carlos Augusto Fernandes de Oliveira; Fernando Lefèvre

    2006-01-01

    Investigou-se o conhecimento de ordenhadores de cabra sobre higiene nas operações de ordenha, antes e após uma capacitação em Boas Práticas de Fabricação (BPF), por meio de uma abordagem qualitativa. Para isto, foram realizadas entrevistas com ordenhadores de três propriedades rurais do Estado de São Paulo, baseadas em um formulário semi-estruturado, cujas respostas foram gravadas, transcritas e analisadas de acordo com a metodologia do Discurso do Sujeito Coletivo. Após a entrevista inicial ...

  6. Responsive web design, um novo modelo integrador para a informação de hoje

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    Gomes, Cláudia Raquel Castro

    2014-01-01

    A diversidade dos dispositivos que têm surgido nos últimos anos, mudou por completo a forma como acedemos e partilhamos a informação, por isso, é cada vez mais importante oferecer experiências de utilização consistentes a cada utilizador. O Responsive Web Design oferece um conjunto de ferramentas que permitem criar páginas web que se adaptam a qualquer tamanho de ecrã proporcionado assim uma boa experiência ao leitor. O presente trabalho propõe a apresentação do Responsive Web Design e ...

  7. Afetação de recursos em sistemas de produção

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    Santos, André Borges Guimarães Serra e

    2013-01-01

    O problema do escalonamento, por ser um dos factores fundamentais na tomada de decisão para uma boa gestão das operações, tem sido alvo de um amplo estudo, tanto na sua componente teórica como na sua componente prática. A importância de um escalonamento correto das operações é preponderante, quando as pequenas diferenças, em termos de tempos de produção, podem ter um grande impacto na competitividade da organização. Em muitas unidades produtivas, existem máquinas capazes de realizar as mes...

  8. Qualidade bacteriológica de queijos artesanais comercializados em estradas do litoral norte do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Bacteriological quality of homemade cheeses commercialised in roads of the northern coast of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Cristina Bergman Zaffari; Jozi Fagundes de Mello; Marisa da Costa

    2007-01-01

    O consumo de queijo artesanal, vendido em estabelecimentos de beira de estrada, é comum no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Geralmente estes produtos não são fabricados em acordo com as boas normas de fabricação e podem constituir perigo à saúde do consumidor. Objetivou-se, com o presente trabalho, verificar a qualidade bacteriológica de queijos artesanais comercializados em estradas litorâneas por meio da contagem de coliformes e pesquisa de Listeria spp. e Brucella spp. Foram analisados 80 quei...

  9. Avaliação da qualidade microbiológica de produtos saneantes destinados à limpeza Evalution of the microbiological quality of sanitizing products for use in cleaning

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    Adriana Bugno; Adriana Aparecida Buzzo; Tatiana Caldas Pereira

    2003-01-01

    Detergentes e seus congêneres são produtos destinados à limpeza e higienização de objetos inanimados e/ou ambientes. As empresas que produzem ou importam os produtos mencionados devem cumprir as Boas Práticas de Fabricação e Controle, com a finalidade de garantir a qualidade e a segurança de uso destes produtos. Este estudo teve por objetivo avaliar a qualidade microbiológica de detergentes e seus congêneres. Cento e quatro amostras foram analisadas no período entre Abril de 2001 e Outubro de...

  10. O bronze final na região de Mértola

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    BARROS, Pedro de

    2012-01-01

    Mértola fica localizada num local com boa defensibilidade, no final do longo estuário do Rio Guadiana no Sudoeste Peninsular entre uma peneplanicíe e os vales encaixados, onde as linhas de água subsidiárias têm o seu percurso. A ocupação do Bronze Final de Mértola é revelada pela presença de cerâmica com ornatos brunidos, formas cerâmicas manuais, cerâmica frequentemente designada "tipo Carambolo" e um exemplar de foice em bronze do "tipo Rocanes". Apesar de serem poucos os elementos, estes r...

  11. Modelo operacional de investigação de incidentes/acidentes de trabalho: validação da necessidade do modelo operacional de investigação

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    Machado, Manuel Pedro da Silva Pereira

    2013-01-01

    Com este trabalho pretende-se validar a necessidade da existência de uma plataforma operacional de investigação de incidentes/ acidentes de trabalho que possua um caracter transversal, que possa constituir um elemento agregador de um modelo estrutural e, ao mesmo tempo, difusor de uma boa-pratica numa perspetiva de melhoria contínua. A metodologia proposta foi sustentada em contributos teóricos com base nos dados da pesquisa efetuada a Técnicos Superiores de Segurança, com a aplicação de u...

  12. CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS ABOUT EMAIL MARKETING FOR AN ARCHITECTURE FIRM: A CASE STUDY

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    VINICIUS ROMANO CARLOS DELGADO

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to analyze consumer perceptions in Boa Vista-RR, Brazil, on electronic marketing for an architectural firm. The research is exploratory and descriptive case study subtype, with confidence level of 95, 4%, and sample value of 297. A questionnaire with closed questions was used for data collecting the research shows, among other conclusions, that part of the consumer population comes from other states and bring habits and customs that mingle in a healthy cultural syncretism. This growing sociocultural profile creates an environment which favors the arrival of technology innovations as well as economic, cultural and environmental changes.

  13. Estudo do efeito de temperaturas de congelamento e criocongelamento na estrutura física dos camarões (Litopenaeus Vannamei Boone) comercializados nos supermercados da cidade de Aracaju-SE

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    Oliveira, Mariana da Costa; Araújo, N. K. S.; Castro, Alessandra Almeida

    2011-01-01

    Os camarões são alimentos muito perecíveis, portanto, há necessidade de uma boa técnica de conservação para que se mantenha por um longo período de armazenamento sua qualidade física, sensorial e nutricional. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito dos processos de congelamento convencional e criogênico, como também do método de descongelamento sobre a fibra muscular de amostras de camarões com exoesqueleto e do filé. As amostras foram adquiridas em supermercados de Aracaju-SE. ...

  14. Produtos poliolefínicos reciclados com desempenho superior aos materiais virgens correspondentes Recycled polyolefin products with higher performance than the corresponding virgin materials

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    Agnes F. Martins; João Carlos M. Suarez; Eloisa B. Mano

    1999-01-01

    O balanço das reações de reticulação e cisão em cadeias poliolefínicas, quando expostas a condições ambientais de radicais livres, pode resultar em boas propriedades e novas aplicações. Materiais descartados de alta qualidade despertam cada vez mais interesse para reciclagem. Os resíduos plásticos de embalagens alimentícias, assim como peças descartadas de grandes dimensões, provenientes da indústria automotiva, são exemplos daqueles materiais. No presente trabalho, são relatadas as proprieda...

  15. Infarto do miocárdio causado por lesão arterial coronariana após trauma torácico fechado Infarto de miocardio causado por lesión arterial coronaria post traumatismo torácico cerrado Myocardial infarction caused by coronary artery injury after a blunt chest trauma

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    Márcio Silva Miguel Lima; Jeane Mike Tsutsui; Victor Sarli Issa

    2009-01-01

    Relatamos o caso de um indivíduo do sexo masculino de 29 anos de idade, vítima de um acidente de carro no qual sofreu trauma torácico fechado, evoluindo com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva. O paciente apresentava boa saúde previamente, sem sintomas de doença cardiovascular. Na avaliação inicial, o eletrocardiograma mostrou ondas Q nas derivações precordiais e o ecocardiograma mostrou disfunção ventricular esquerda importante. A angiografia coronária mostrou uma lesão na artéria coronária de...

  16. Sistemas de condução para o cultivo de physalis no planalto catarinense

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    Janaína Muniz; Aike Anneliese Kretzschmar; Leo Rufato; Tânia Regina Pelizza; Thiago Marchi; Alencar Eusébio Duarte; Ana Paula Fernandes Lima; Fernanda Garanhani

    2011-01-01

    A cultura da Physalis peruviana, família das solanáceas, ainda é pouco explorada no Brasil, mas é uma nova opção de diversificação para pequenos produtores, com boas perspectivas para o mercado nacional e internacional, mais conhecida como camapum e joá-de-capote, podendo ser confundida com outras espécies. Essa frutífera pode chegar até dois metros de altura quando se utiliza um sistema de condução adequado, influenciando no desenvolvimento da planta e na qualidade do fruto produzido. O obje...

  17. Sistemas de condução para o cultivo de physalis no planalto catarinense Conduction systems for physalis production in Southern Brazil

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    Janaína Muniz; Aike Anneliese Kretzschmar; Leo Rufato; Tânia Regina Pelizza; Thiago Marchi; Alencar Eusébio Duarte; Ana Paula Fernandes Lima; Fernanda Garanhani

    2011-01-01

    A cultura da Physalis peruviana, família das solanáceas, ainda é pouco explorada no Brasil, mas é uma nova opção de diversificação para pequenos produtores, com boas perspectivas para o mercado nacional e internacional, mais conhecida como camapum e joá-de-capote, podendo ser confundida com outras espécies. Essa frutífera pode chegar até dois metros de altura quando se utiliza um sistema de condução adequado, influenciando no desenvolvimento da planta e na qualidade do fruto produzido. O obje...

  18. Indução de brotações em explantes de segmentos de folhas de plântulas de urucueiro em diferentes citocininas Induction of shoot buds in leaf explants of annatto seedlings in differents cytokinins

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    Jacqueline Leite Almeida; Francisco Célio Guedes Almeida; Raimundo de Pontes Nunes; Francisco Aécio Guedes Almeida

    1996-01-01

    Segmentos de folhas de plântulas de urucum (Bixa orellana L), foram cultivados in vitro, em um meio básico idealizado por Murashige & Skoog (1962), suplementado com 0,5mg/l dos reguladores do crescimento, benzilaminopurina (BAP), cinetina (KN) e isopentenil-adenina (2iP), isolados ou combinados entre si, com o objetivo de avaliar qual a melhor citocinina ou combinação destas para indução de brotações de boa qualidade visando à micropropagação. Após 60 dias de cultivo, as gemas obtidas foram t...

  19. [The effect of physiologically active compounds on the production of ethylene and the activity of polygalacturonase inhibiting protein in fruits].

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    Bulantseva, E A; Protsenko, M A; Toropkina, A S; Korableva, N P

    2011-01-01

    The treatment of apple and banana fruits with 2-CEFA and ethacyde induced the production of ethylene and accelerated the ripening and accumulation of ACC in apple fruits. Inhibitors AOA, AVG, and CoCl2 acted at the different steps of ethylene biosynthesis, inhibited the physiological aging process and increased storage longevity. Treatment with astaxantine and BOA delayed the pick of ethylene production by fruits. The content of PGIP was correlated with intensity of ethylene production. The infection of fruits with phytopathogenic microorganisms lowered as the result of the inhibition of pathogen PG. The dynamics of PGIP activity in fruits suggests its important role in the processes of ripening. PMID:22808745

  20. Prevalence of Hepatozoon spp. (Apicomplexa, Hepatozoidae among recently captured Brazilian snakes Prevalência de Hepatozoon spp. (Apicomplexa, Hepatozoidae em serpentes recém-capturadas no Brasil

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    L.H. O'Dwyer

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of Hepatozoon spp. infection in recently captured snakes from Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil. Blood was collected from all snakes by ventral tail venipuncture. Blood smears were air dried, fixed with methanol, and stained with 10% Giemsa solution. The slides were microscopically examined for detection of hemoparasites by light microscopy at 250x magnification. A total of 238 snakes from 23 species were examined, of which 135 (56.7% were venomous and 103 (43.3% non-venomous snakes. The more numerous venomous species sampled were Crotalus durissus terrificus (n=108 and Bothrops jararaca (n=17 and non-venomous snakes were Oxyrhopus guibei (n=35, Boa constrictor amarali (n=18, and Waglerophis merremi (n=13. Hepatozoon spp. infection was detected in 39 (16.4% snakes. The prevalence in venomous and non-venomous snakes was 20.0% and 11.7%, respectively. The highest prevalences observed were 38.9% for Boa constrictor amarali, 35.3% for Bothrops jararaca, and 19.4% for Crotalus durissus terrificus.O presente estudo teve como objetivo determinar a prevalência da infecção por Hepatozoon spp. em serpentes recém-capturadas da região de Botucatu, São Paulo. O sangue foi coletado de todas as serpentes por punção da veia caudal. Os esfregaços foram secos ao ar, fixados com metanol e corados com solução de Giemsa a 10%. Examinaram-se 238 serpentes pertencentes a 23 espécies, das quais 135 (56,7% eram venenosas e 103 (43,3% não venenosas. As espécies venenosas mais representativas foram Crotalus durissus terrificus (n=108 e Bothrops jararaca (n=17 e as não venenosas foram Oxyrhopus guibei (n=35, Boa constrictor amarali (n=18 e Waglerophis merremi (n=13. A infecção por Hepatozoon spp. foi detectada em 39 (16,4% serpentes. As prevalências em serpentes venenosas e não venenosas foram 20,0% e 11,7%, respectivamente. As maiores prevalências foram 38,9% para Boa constrictor amarali, 35