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  1. Evaluation of gamma irradiation effects on carotenoids, ascorbic acid and sugar contents of buriti fruit (Mauritia flexuosa L.); Avaliacao dos efeitos da radiacao gama nos teores de carotenoides, acido ascorbico e acucares do fruto Buriti do Brejo (Mauritia flexuosa L.)

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    Lima, Antonio Luis dos Santos [Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Secao de Engenharia Quimica, Quimica Organica e de Produtos Naturais], e-mail: santoslima@ime.eb.br; Lima, Keila dos Santos Cople; Silva, Jaqueline Michele [Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Secao de Engenharia Nuclear. Irradiacao de Alimentos], e-mail: keila@ime.eb.br, e-mail: jaquelinefisica@bol.com.br; Coelho, Maysa Joppert [Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Secao de Engenharia Nuclear. Engenharia Ambiental], e-mail: maysa@ime.eb.br; Godoy, Ronoel Luiz de Oliveira [EMBRAPA Agroindustria de Alimentos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Lab. de Cromatografia Liquida, Quimica Organica e de Produtos Naturais], e-mail: ronoel@ctaa.embrapa.br; Pacheco, Sidney [EMBRAPA Agroindustria de Alimentos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Lab. de Cromatografia Liquida, Ciencia e Tecnologia de Alimentos], e-mail: sidney@ctaa.embrapa.br

    2009-07-01

    Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.), a typical fruit from the Northeast and Center-West Amazon of Brazil, is used in many regional dishes. It is considered an excellent source of carotenoids that are A vitamin precursors, showing a majority of beta-carotene. It also presents ascorbic acid and sugar contents. Many studies have indicated that the lack of A vitamin is the main cause of night blindness and xerophthalmia. Also, ascorbic acid deficiency may cause scorbutic disease. The use of food irradiation is growing and represents an economic benefit to agriculture through the reduction of post-harvesting losses while maintaining food nutritional quality. In this study, buriti in natura was treated with gamma irradiation with doses of 0.5 kGy and 1.0 kGy. The objective was to evaluate the irradiation effects on total carotenoids, ascorbic acid and sugars concentrations of buriti. The fruit was evaluated through the total carotenoids analysis, by spectrophotometry, and the carotenoids (alpha and beta-carotene and lutein), ascorbic acid and sugars were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The results showed that buriti is an excellent source of total carotenoids (44600 {mu}g/100 g). The irradiation of buriti with the dose of 0.5 kGy did not significantly change carotenoids and sugars contents. However, there was a reduction of ascorbic acid concentration with an increase of the dose, which may have been caused by irradiation or by intrinsic and extrinsic factors that alter ascorbic acid stability in food, converting ascorbic to dehydroascorbic acid, while keeping the C vitamin active form. (author)

  2. Flavonoids from leaves of Mauritia flexuosa

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    Djalma M. de Oliveira

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The chromatographic fractionation of the Mauritia flexuosa L. f., Arecaceae, leaves extract, a plant known by the name of buriti palm tree, resulted in the isolation of six flavonoids: tricin-7-O-rutinoside, apigenin-6-C-arabinoside, 8-C-glucoside (isoschaftoside, kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside (nicotiflorine, quercetin-3-O-rutinoside (rutin, luteolin-8-C-glucoside (orientin and luteolin-6-C-glucoside (isoorientin. The flavonoids were found out and previously reported as constituents of the Arecaceae family plants, but the occurrence of C-glucoside flavonoids, in the species being analyzed, is described for the first time on this study. The structural elucidations of all of the isolated compounds were performed by means of the comparison of their spectral data (¹H and 13C NMR, UV and ESI-MS with those ones of the literature.

  3. Hygroscopic behavior of buriti (Mauritia flexuosa fruit

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    Wellington dos Santos Melo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to perform an analysis of the characterization of buriti fruit (Mauritia flexuosa. Each part of the fruit (peel, pulp, and fibrous part was analyzed and their hygroscopic behavior was evaluated to establish the drying and storage conditions. Adsorption and desorption isotherms were obtained at 25 °C to the monolayer value was estimated, and the application of the Halsey, Handerson, Kuhn, Mizrahi, Oswin, Smith, BET, and GAB models was evaluated to the prediction of the isotherms. The fruit pulp was classified as rich in high quality oil, and like the peel and the fibrous part, it was also considered as rich in dietary fiber. The isotherms of the fruit parts were classified as type II, and their microbiological stability (a w < 0.6 can be maintained at 25 °C if the moisture content is lower than 8.5, 7.3, and 11.0 g H2O.100 g-1 of dry matter (d.m., respectively. The hygroscopic behavior showed that in order to ensure stability, the fruit parts should be packaged with low water vapor permeability. The monolayer demonstrated that the peel, pulp, and the fibrous part cannot be dried under moisture content lower than 5.9, 5.0, and 6.4 g H2O.100 g-1 d.m., respectively. GAB was the most adequate model to describe their isotherms.

  4. Evaluation of carotenoid contents in irradiated buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.)

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    Silva, Jaqueline M. da; Coelho, Maysa J.; Lima, Keila S.C.; Lima, Antonio L.S. [Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Secao de Engenharia Nuclear]. E-mail: maysa@ime.eb.br; Godoy, Ronoel L.O.; Pacheco, Sidney [EMBRAPA Agroindustria de Alimentos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)]. E-mail: ronoel@ctaa.embrapa.br; Ferreira, Rubemar S. [Centro Regional de Ciencias Nucleares do Centro-Oeste CRCN-CO/CNEN, Abadia de Goias, GO (Brazil); E-mail: rferreira@cnen.gov.br

    2007-07-01

    Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.), a typical Brazilian fruit, can be found at north, northeast and center-west regions in Brazil. It has a high nutritional value and is considered an excellent source of vitamin A precursors, called carotenoids, showing a majority of {beta}-carotene. It can be used in many regional dishes. In this study, Buriti in natura was treated with gamma irradiation, deriving from a cavity type research irradiator which has a Cs-137 radiation source, with the doses of 0.5 and 1.0 kGy. The objective is to evaluate the irradiation effects on nutritional quality maintenance and conservation of Buriti, focusing in optimizer the processing conditions and increase consumption as a way to fight vitamin A deficiency. Clinical, biological and dietetic studies have indicated that the lack of vitamin A is the main cause of night blindness and xerophthalmia. The use of food irradiation is growing and represents an economic benefit to the agriculture through the reduction of post harvesting losses. The irradiated fruits and the control group were evaluated through the total carotenoids analysis, by spectrophotometry, and the carotenoids (a and b-carotene and luteine) determined by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). ANOVA was used to treat the results. The results show that buriti is an excellent source of total carotenoids, with a concentration of 44500 {mu}g/100 g in the pulp (70% of {beta}-carotene). The reduction of carotenoids contents due to the irradiation process does not compromise its nutritional quality that is still very above of recommendations, being the dose of 0.5 kGy more appropriate. (author)

  5. Evaluation of carotenoid contents in irradiated buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.)

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    Silva, Jaqueline M. da; Coelho, Maysa J.; Lima, Keila S.C.; Lima, Antonio L.S.; Ferreira, Rubemar S.

    2007-01-01

    Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.), a typical Brazilian fruit, can be found at north, northeast and center-west regions in Brazil. It has a high nutritional value and is considered an excellent source of vitamin A precursors, called carotenoids, showing a majority of β-carotene. It can be used in many regional dishes. In this study, Buriti in natura was treated with gamma irradiation, deriving from a cavity type research irradiator which has a Cs-137 radiation source, with the doses of 0.5 and 1.0 kGy. The objective is to evaluate the irradiation effects on nutritional quality maintenance and conservation of Buriti, focusing in optimizer the processing conditions and increase consumption as a way to fight vitamin A deficiency. Clinical, biological and dietetic studies have indicated that the lack of vitamin A is the main cause of night blindness and xerophthalmia. The use of food irradiation is growing and represents an economic benefit to the agriculture through the reduction of post harvesting losses. The irradiated fruits and the control group were evaluated through the total carotenoids analysis, by spectrophotometry, and the carotenoids (a and b-carotene and luteine) determined by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). ANOVA was used to treat the results. The results show that buriti is an excellent source of total carotenoids, with a concentration of 44500 μg/100 g in the pulp (70% of β-carotene). The reduction of carotenoids contents due to the irradiation process does not compromise its nutritional quality that is still very above of recommendations, being the dose of 0.5 kGy more appropriate. (author)

  6. Mauritia flexuosa Presents In Vitro and In Vivo Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Activities

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    Eduardo Fuentes

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fruit from the palm Mauritia flexuosa is one of the most important species in Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, and Guyana. The present study aimed to investigate the antiplatelet and antithrombotic activities of oil extracted from Mauritia flexuosa. The fatty acid contents were determined by gas chromatography—mass spectrometry. Oil extract of peel of Mauritia flexuosa was extracted by soxhlet extraction. The oil extract inhibited platelet secretion and aggregation induced by ADP, collagen, and TRAP-6 by a concentration-dependent way (0.1 to 1 mg/mL without the participation of the adenylyl cyclase pathway and diminished platelet rolling and firm adhesion under flow conditions. Furthermore, the oil extract induced a marked increase in the rolling speed of leukocytes retained on the platelet surface, reflecting a reduction of rolling and less adhesion. At the concentrations used, the oil extract significantly decreased platelet release of sP-selectin, an atherosclerotic-related inflammatory mediator. Oil extract inhibited thrombus growth at the same concentration as that of aspirin, a classical reference drug. Finally, the data presented herein also demonstrate for the first time to our knowledge the protective effect of oil extracted from Mauritia flexuosa on platelet activation and thrombosis formation.

  7. Ecology, livelihoods, and management of the Mauritia flexuosa palm in South America

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    Arika Virapongse

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Mauritia flexuosa is a key ecological and economic palm found throughout tropical South America. To inform improved management of M. flexuosa, we conducted a systematic review of published information about the ecology, livelihoods, and management of M. flexuosa, synthesized the information and identified knowledge gaps, and analyzed the spatial distribution of publications. A total of 143 documents (primary research, literature reviews, and grey literature were reviewed. Most published information originates from Peru and Brazil, with a disproportionate number of documents based in the Loreto Department of Peru. Significant geographical gaps in published information exist, especially in the northern portion of the species range. Existing literature emphasizes M. flexuosa fruit, although leaves, oil, and other products play important roles economically. To improve M. flexuosa management, we recommend that future research focuses on: (1 M. flexuosa availability; (2 harvest and cultivation; (3 development of consistent methods and standards; (4 landscape-level issues like land use change; (5 M. flexuosa within broader systems; (6 spatial gaps in research; (7 long-term research; and (8 multi- and interdisciplinary approaches.

  8. Reproductive phenology of Mauritia flexuosa L. (Arecaceae in a coastal restinga environment in northeastern Brazil

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    F. N. Mendes

    Full Text Available Abstract The buriti, Mauritia flexuosa, is the most common palm in Brazil, where it has considerable ecological and economic importance. However, few data are available on the phenology of the species, mainly in coastal restinga ecosystems. The present study monitored the reproductive phenology of M. flexuosa in the restinga of Barreirinhas, in the Brazilian Northeast, and investigated the relationship between phenophases and climatic variables. The presence/absence of flowers and fruits was recorded monthly in 25 individuals of each sex between August, 2009, and October, 2012. There was no difference in the phenology of male and female specimens, with flowering and fruiting occurring exclusively in the dry season. We believe that the specific abiotic characteristics of the study environment, such as the intense sunlight and availability of water in the soil, contribute to the reproductive success of M. flexuosa in the dry season, with consequent germination and establishment of seedlings occurring during the subsequent rainy season.

  9. An antimicrobial alkaloid and other metabolites produced by Penicillium sp. An endophytic fungus isolated from Mauritia flexuosa L. f.

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    Koolen, Hector Henrique Ferreira; Soares, Elzalina Ribeiro; Silva, Felipe Moura Araújo da; Almeida, Richardson Alves de; Souza, Afonso Duarte Leão de; Medeiros, Lívia Soman de; Rodrigues Filho, Edson; Souza, Antonia Queiroz Lima de

    2012-01-01

    The alkaloid glandicoline B (1) and six other compounds: ergosterol (2), brassicasterol (3), ergosterol peroxide (4), cerevisterol (5), mannitol (6) and 1-O-α-D-glucopyranoside (7) were isolated from Penicillium sp. strain PBR.2.2.2, a fungus from Mauritia flexuosa roots. The structures of the isolated metabolites were established by spectral analysis. MeOH extract of the fungal mycelium at 500 µg mL-1 exhibited antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and the compound 1 at 1...

  10. Miriti artifacts (Mauritia flexuosa L. f. in Abaetetuba, Pará State, Brazil: from production to marketing

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    Ronize da Silva Santos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The palm tree Mauritia flexuosa L. f. (Miriti provides the raw materials to basketry and toys, with economic and cultural significance to Amazon estuary communities. This paper surveyed the production and marketing of panniers and miriti toys in Abaetetuba, State of Pará, Brazil. The research was conducted in the riverine hamlet of Cutininga and in two craftsmen associations of Abaetetuba city, with semi-structured and non-structured interviews, totalizing 18 informants. Among marketed basketry items, panniers were the only products consistently sold, providing a steady flow of income for the residents of Cutininga. The commercialization of miriti toys has made increasing headway each year, with peak production and sales during October, on the occasion of the religious festival of the Círio de Nossa Senhora de Nazaré. Both toys and panniers have made their mark in the commercialization of craftwork. The miriti toys, made from Mauritia flexuosa L. f. fronds, have higher economic value for the county of Abaetetuba as a whole. Yet, for the community of Cutininga, panniers have a higher marketing value.

  11. Intake of cookies made with buriti oil (Mauritia flexuosa) improves vitamin A status and lipid profiles in young rats.

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    Aquino, Jailane de Souza; Vasconcelos, Maria Helena de Araújo; Pessoa, Débora Catarine Nepomuceno de Pontes; Soares, Juliana Késsia Barbosa; Prado, João Paulo de Sousa; Mascarenhas, Robson de Jesus; Magnani, Marciane; Stamford, Tânia Lúcia Montenegro

    2016-10-12

    The oil extracted from Mauritia flexuosa (buriti) is rich in vitamin A, tocopherols and unsaturated fatty acids. This study evaluated the retinol status, blood glucose levels, lipid profiles, food efficiency rates (FERs), food conversion rates (FCRs) and murine anthropometric parameters of Wistar rats fed cookies made with buriti oil (BOC). The content of β-carotene and monounsaturated fatty acids in the cookies was enhanced (p cookies made with soy oil (SOC - control). Rats fed BOC showed lower (p 0.8) with hepatic retinol, and both groups of rats showed moderate correlations (r > 0.6 cookies. Intake of BOC improves lipid profiles and retinol status without affecting blood glucose in young rats.

  12. An antimicrobial alkaloid and other metabolites produced by Penicillium sp. An endophytic fungus isolated from Mauritia flexuosa L.f

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    Koolen, Hector Henrique Ferreira; Soares, Elzalina Ribeiro; Silva, Felipe Moura Araujo da; Almeida, Richardson Alves de; Souza, Afonso Duarte Leao de, E-mail: hectorkoolen@gmail.com [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus - AM (Brazil); Medeiros, Livia Soman de; Rodrigues Filho, Edson [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos - SP (Brazil); Souza, Antonia Queiroz Lima de [Escola Superior de Ciencias da Saude, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus - AM (Brazil)

    2012-07-01

    The alkaloid glandicoline B (1) and six other compounds: ergosterol (2), brassicasterol (3), ergosterol peroxide (4), cerevisterol (5), mannitol (6) and 1-O-{alpha}-D-glucopyranoside (7) were isolated from Penicillium sp. strain PBR.2.2.2, a fungus from Mauritia flexuosa roots. The structures of the isolated metabolites were established by spectral analysis. MeOH extract of the fungal mycelium at 500 {mu}g mL{sup -1} exhibited antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and the compound 1 at 100 {mu}g mL{sup -1} was active against S. aureus, Micrococcus luteus and Escherichia coli. The relationship between the bioactive properties of the fungus PBR.2.2.2 and those achieved for glandicoline B, as well the potential of this substance as bacteriide is discussed. (author)

  13. Evaluation of gamma irradiation effects on carotenoids, ascorbic acid and sugar contents of buriti fruit (Mauritia flexuosa L.)

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    Lima, Antonio Luis dos Santos; Lima, Keila dos Santos Cople; Silva, Jaqueline Michele; Coelho, Maysa Joppert; Godoy, Ronoel Luiz de Oliveira; Pacheco, Sidney

    2009-01-01

    Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.), a typical fruit from the Northeast and Center-West Amazon of Brazil, is used in many regional dishes. It is considered an excellent source of carotenoids that are A vitamin precursors, showing a majority of beta-carotene. It also presents ascorbic acid and sugar contents. Many studies have indicated that the lack of A vitamin is the main cause of night blindness and xerophthalmia. Also, ascorbic acid deficiency may cause scorbutic disease. The use of food irradiation is growing and represents an economic benefit to agriculture through the reduction of post-harvesting losses while maintaining food nutritional quality. In this study, buriti in natura was treated with gamma irradiation with doses of 0.5 kGy and 1.0 kGy. The objective was to evaluate the irradiation effects on total carotenoids, ascorbic acid and sugars concentrations of buriti. The fruit was evaluated through the total carotenoids analysis, by spectrophotometry, and the carotenoids (alpha and beta-carotene and lutein), ascorbic acid and sugars were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The results showed that buriti is an excellent source of total carotenoids (44600 μg/100 g). The irradiation of buriti with the dose of 0.5 kGy did not significantly change carotenoids and sugars contents. However, there was a reduction of ascorbic acid concentration with an increase of the dose, which may have been caused by irradiation or by intrinsic and extrinsic factors that alter ascorbic acid stability in food, converting ascorbic to dehydroascorbic acid, while keeping the C vitamin active form. (author)

  14. Productos del mercado artesanal en la ciudad de Leticia (Amazonia colombiana elaborados con especies de bosques de Mauritia flexuosa L.f.

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    Sandra Lorena Franco Arango

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Los productos forestales no maderables (PFNMs han tomado fuerza como alternativa para la conservación de ecosistemas y la generación de ingresos económicos en las poblaciones asociadas. Se presenta un mayor interés sobre los productos que provienen de bosques oligárquicos (poco diversos y con alta densidad relativa, especialmente los dominados por palmas, como por ejemplo los bosques de Mauritia flexuosa (aguajales, cananguchales o buritizales. En el mercado artesanal de Leticia (Amazonia colombiana se identificaron 68 productos provenientes de nueve especies de plantas del canaguchal, teniendo las palmas (Astrocaryum chambira, Euterpe precatoria, M. flexuosa, Oenocarpus bataua y Socratea exorrhiza el mayor potencial comercial. Los productos más frecuentes fueron las mochilas de fibras de A. chambira (chambira y los precios de venta más altos correspondieron a las esculturas de Brosimum rubescens (palo de sangre. No existen estadísticas oficiales de este mercado, ni entes del Estado que regulen y orienten la producción y comercialización de los productos que se extraen del bosque. No obstante, los PFNMs representan una alternativa para diversificar las oportunidades productivas de los pobladores de la región.

  15. The socio-cultural importance of Mauritia flexuosa palm swamps (aguajales) and implications for multi-use management in two Maijuna communities of the Peruvian Amazon.

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    Gilmore, Michael P; Endress, Bryan A; Horn, Christa M

    2013-04-22

    Fruit from the palm Mauritia flexuosa (aguaje) is harvested throughout the Peruvian Amazon for subsistence and commercial purposes. Recent estimates suggest that residents of Iquitos, the largest city in the region, consume approximately 148.8 metric tons of aguaje fruit per month, the vast majority of which is harvested by felling and killing adult female trees. In this study, we sought to better understand and document the importance of M. flexuosa palm swamps (aguajales) in two Maijuna indigenous communities to inform the sustainable management of this habitat and species. Semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and household surveys were carried out to assess the significance of aguajales and their associated plant and animal resources as well as to determine how the relationship that the Maijuna have with aguajales has changed over time. Aguajales and their associated resources are culturally significant and useful to the Maijuna in a wide variety of ways. In addition to M. flexuosa, the Maijuna use over 60 different species of plants from aguajales. When M. flexuosa is in fruit, aguajales are important hunting areas with a total of 20 different animal species hunted. The Maijuna also have traditional beliefs about aguajales, believing that malevolent supernatural beings reside in them. Notably, the relationship that the Maijuna have with aguajales has changed considerably over the years as aguaje fruit went from a subsistence item collected opportunistically from the ground to a market good destructively harvested beginning in the early 1990s. The Maijuna are concerned not only about how this has affected the future commercial harvest of aguaje but also about its effects on game animals given the importance of hunting to Maijuna cultural identity, subsistence, and income generation. In order to meet the multiple socio-cultural and economic needs of the Maijuna, sustainable management efforts must be expanded to not only focus on the commercial harvest of

  16. Caracterización edáfica y su relación con el contenido de grasa y colorantes totales en la flor masculina de (Mauritia flexuosa L.F) Aguaje.

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    Daza Panduro, Gunter

    2014-01-01

    El trabajo de investigación se realizó en los laboratorios de la Universidad Nacional Agraria de la Selva. El objetivo general planteado fue la caracterización edáfica y su relación con el contenido de grasa y colorantes totales en la flor masculina de plantas adultas y jóvenes de (Mauritia flexuosa L. F.) "aguaje", procedentes de Tingo María y Aucayacu. El material vegetal fue recolectado, secado en estufa, molido y en ello se realizó la determinación de grasa por el método de soxhlet, la de...

  17. VARIAÇÃO BIOMÉTRICA DE DIÁSPOROS DE BURITI (Mauritia flexuosa L.f. – ARECACEAE EM VEREDAS EM DIFERENTES ESTÁGIOS DE CONSERVAÇÃO

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    Fabiano dos Santos Matos

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available As veredas são fitofisionomias do bioma Cerrado, onde, no estrato arbóreo, predomina a palmeira arbórea Mauritia flexuosa L.f. - buriti, espécie considerada recurso-chave para muitos animais, que a utilizam como moradia e fonte alimentar, e também pelo próprio homem, que usa suas folhas e frutos como matéria-prima e alimento. Apesar de ocorrerem em ambientes protegidos pela legislação ambiental, ações antrópicas nas veredas têm afetado as populações do buriti, por meio da diminuição do número de indivíduos ocasionada por desmatamento, assoreamento e drenagem dessas áreas. O objetivo desse trabalho foi avaliar a morfometria de frutos e sementes de buriti oriundos de seis veredas em diferentes estágios de conservação, situadas na Área de Proteção Ambiental do Rio Pandeiros (norte de Minas Gerais. Foram amostrados, no total, 1800 frutos e sementes, que foram mensurados em comprimento, largura, espessura e peso. Para detectar diferenças das medidas morfométricas dos frutos e das sementes entre as áreas de coleta foi feita a análise de variância. Foram observadas variações nas medidas morfométricas de frutos e sementes entre as áreas de estudo, sendo que 87,5% das maiores médias ocorreram em áreas com menores intervenções antrópicas. Esse fato, possivelmente, está relacionado aos impactos ocorridos nas veredas, além das variações genéticas que podem incidir sobre os indivíduos.

  18. Engaging plant anatomy and local knowledge on the buriti palm (Mauritia flexuosa L.f.: Arecaceae): the microscopic world meets the golden grass artisan's perspective

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    Viana, Rebeca V. R.; Scatena, Vera L.; Eichemberg, Mayra T.; Sano, Paulo T.

    2016-11-01

    Considering that both Western Science and Local Knowledge Systems share a common ground—observations of the natural world—the dialogue between them should not only be possible, but fruitful. Local communities whose livelihoods depend on traditional uses of the local biodiversity not only develop knowledge about nature, making several uses of such knowledge, but, with that process, several inquiries about nature can be raised. Here we present our experience with the engagement of Western Science with golden grass artisan's knowledge about the buriti palm (M. flexuosa). We applied 25 semi-directive interviews, combined with field diary and participative observation, in two quilombola communities from Jalapão region (Central-Brazil). One of the inquiries that emerged from the artisan's perspectives was about the differences between male and female buriti palms' fiber. We then engaged both local and scientific perspectives regarding this issue using plant anatomy as a dialogue instrument. Here we describe this experience and resort to Paulo Freire's ideas on dialogue to argue that, to integrate Western Science and Local Knowledge Systems in a collaborative and contextualized perspective, the research should be faced as a mutual learning practice.

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

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    Adriana Idalina Torcato de Oliveira

    2016-01-01

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

  20. Quality characteristics and thermal behavior of buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L. oil

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    M. L.F. Freitas

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available This work reports a complete characterization of buriti oil. Physicochemical properties were determined according to AOCS methodologies and thermophysical properties were measured using a controlled stress rheometer and a digital electronic density meter. β-carotene and tocopherol contents were obtained using HPLC systems. Fatty acids and acylglycerol classes were determined using GC and HPSEC systems, respectively, while triacylglycerol composition was estimated using the software PrOleos. Thermal behavior (crystallization and melting was analyzed using a DSC. The results attested high levels of total carotenoids with β-carotene as the major one; total tocopherols contained α- and β-tocopherols which accounted for 91% of the total; and monounsaturated fatty acids were mainly represented by oleic acid. The results showed close agreement between density and viscosity of buriti and olive oils. The crystallization and melting peaks occurred at -43.06 °C and -2.73 °C, respectively. These properties enable Buriti oil to be recommended as an excellent alternative for enriching foods with bioactive compounds.

  1. Quality characteristics and thermal behavior of buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.) oil

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    Freitas, M.L.F.; Chisté, R.C.; Polachini, T.C.; Sardella, L.A.C.Z.; Aranha, C.P.M.; Ribeiro, A.P.B.; Nicoletti, V.R.

    2017-01-01

    This work reports a complete characterization of buriti oil. Physicochemical properties were determined according to AOCS methodologies and thermophysical properties were measured using a controlled stress rheometer and a digital electronic density meter. β-carotene and tocopherol contents were obtained using HPLC systems. Fatty acids and acylglycerol classes were determined using GC and HPSEC systems, respectively, while triacylglycerol composition was estimated using the software PrOleos. Thermal behavior (crystallization and melting) was analyzed using a DSC. The results attested high levels of total carotenoids with β-carotene as the major one; total tocopherols contained α- and β-tocopherols which accounted for 91% of the total; and monounsaturated fatty acids were mainly represented by oleic acid. The results showed close agreement between density and viscosity of buriti and olive oils. The crystallization and melting peaks occurred at -43.06 °C and -2.73 °C, respectively. These properties enable Buriti oil to be recommended as an excellent alternative for enriching foods with bioactive compounds. [es

  2. Methane Flux of Amazonian Peatland Ecosystems: Large Ecosystem Fluxes with Substantial Contribution from Palm (maritia Flexuosa) STEM Emissions

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    Van Haren, J. L. M.; Cadillo-Quiroz, H.

    2015-12-01

    Methane (CH4) emissions through plants have long been known in wetlands. However, most measurements have focused on stem tops and leaves. Recently, measurements at the lower parts of stems have shown that stem emissions can exceed soil CH4 emissions in Asian peatlands (Pangala et al. 2013). The addition of stem fluxes to soil fluxes for total ecosystem fluxes has the potential to bridge the discrepancy between modeled to measured and bottom-up to top-down flux estimates. Our measurements in peatlands of Peru show that especially Mauritia flexuosa, a palm species, can emit very large quantities of CH4, although most trees emitted at least some CH4. We used flexible stem chambers to adapt to stems of any size above 5cm in diameter. The chambers were sampled in closed loop with a Gasmet DX4015 for flux measurements, which lasted ~5 minutes after flushing with ambient air. We found that M. flexuosa stem fluxes decrease with height along the stem and were positively correlated with soil fluxes. Most likely CH4 is transported up the stem with the xylem water. Measured M. flexuosa stem fluxes below 1.5m averaged 11.2±1.5 mg-C m-2 h-1 (±95% CI) with a maximum of 123±3.5 mg-C m-2 h-1 (±SE), whereas soil fluxes averaged 6.7±1.7 mg-C m-2 h-1 (±95% CI) with a maximum of 31.6±0.4 mg-C m-2 h-1 (±SE). Significant CH4 fluxes were measured up to 5 m height along the stems. Combined with the high density of ~150 M. flexuosa individuals per hectare in these peatlands and the consistent diameter of ~30cm, the high flux rates add ~20% to the soil flux. With anywhere between 1 and 5 billion M. flexuosa stems across Amazon basin wetlands, stem fluxes from this palm species could represent a major addition to the overall Amazon basin CH4 flux.

  3. Quality characteristics and thermal behavior of buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.) oil; Parámetros de calidad y comportamiento térmico del aceite de buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.).

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    Freitas, M.L.F.; Chisté, R.C.; Polachini, T.C.; Sardella, L.A.C.Z.; Aranha, C.P.M.; Ribeiro, A.P.B.; Nicoletti, V.R.

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    This work reports a complete characterization of buriti oil. Physicochemical properties were determined according to AOCS methodologies and thermophysical properties were measured using a controlled stress rheometer and a digital electronic density meter. β-carotene and tocopherol contents were obtained using HPLC systems. Fatty acids and acylglycerol classes were determined using GC and HPSEC systems, respectively, while triacylglycerol composition was estimated using the software PrOleos. Thermal behavior (crystallization and melting) was analyzed using a DSC. The results attested high levels of total carotenoids with β-carotene as the major one; total tocopherols contained α- and β-tocopherols which accounted for 91% of the total; and monounsaturated fatty acids were mainly represented by oleic acid. The results showed close agreement between density and viscosity of buriti and olive oils. The crystallization and melting peaks occurred at -43.06 °C and -2.73 °C, respectively. These properties enable Buriti oil to be recommended as an excellent alternative for enriching foods with bioactive compounds. [Spanish] En este trabajo realiza una completa caracterización del aceite de buriti. Las propiedades fisicoquímicas se llevaron a cabo de acuerdo con las metodologías AOCS y se midieron las propiedades termo-físicas usando un reómetro de esfuerzo controlado y un medidor de densidad electrónico digital. Se obtuvieron los contenidos de β-caroteno y tocoferol utilizando HPLC. Los ácidos grasos y las diferentes clases de acilgliceroles se determinaron utilizando GC y HPSEC, respectivamente, mientras que la composición de triacilglicéridos se estimó utilizando el software PrOleos. El comportamiento térmico (cristalización y fusión) se analizó utilizando un DSC. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto altos niveles de carotenoides totales con β-caroteno como mayoritario, tocoferoles totales, con α- y β-tocoferoles que representan el 91% del total, y ácidos grasos monoinsaturados representados principalmente por ácido oleico. Hay una estrecha relación entre la densidad y la viscosidad del aceite de buriti y las de los aceites de oliva. Los picos de cristalización y de fusión se dan a -43,06 °C y -2,73 °C, respectivamente. Estas propiedades permiten que el aceite de Buriti sea recomendado como una excelente alternativa para enriquecer alimentos con compuestos bioactivos.

  4. Anatomy of pneumatophore of Mauritia vinifera mart

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    Luiz Alfredo Rodrigues Pereira

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    Full Text Available Pneumatophores of Mauritia vinifera Mart. were collected from six month-old plants maintained submerged in fresh water to induce pneumatophore formation. Twenty day-old pneumatophores had a quite prominent root cap. The epidermis was composed of hexagonal cells, tangentially distributed along the cylindric surface of the organ. In transverse section these pneumatophores had a simple epidermis over several layers of sclerified parenchyma, which covered an aerenchyma with large intercellular spaces. The endodermal cells had Casparian strips. The vascular cylinder was polyarch, with a pith and surrounded by a unisseriate pericycle. Anatomically the 4 month-old pneumatophores were similar to the younger ones, except for the absence of the epidermis. The epidermis is replaced by a protective tissue, whose lignified and suberized cells projected themselves outwards, giving it a filamentous aspect. There was no accumulation of starch or tannins in the pneumatophores, except for the presence of statoliths in the root cap. No lenticels were observed in pneumatophores of M. vinifera. The main function of the pneumatophores of M. vinifera is to allow gas exchange, facilitating the supply of oxygen to the submerged root portions.Pneumatóforos de Mauritia vinifera Mart. foram coletados de plantas com seis meses de idade mantidas submersas em água com o objetivo de induzir a formação de pneumatóforos. Peumatóforos com 20 dias de idade possuem uma coifa bastante proeminente na raiz. A epiderme é composta de células hexagonais, tangencialmente distribuídas ao longo da superfície cilíndrica do orgão. Em seção transversal os pneumatóforos possuem epiderme simples. O córtex é formado por um parênquima esclerificado, um aerênquima com espaços grandes intercelulares e uma endoderme cujas células possuem estrias de Caspary. O cilindro vascular é poliarco, com medula e cercado por um periciclo unisseriado. Anatomicamente os pneumatóforos com 4

  5. Biosorption of metal ions using a low cost modified adsorbent (Mauritia flexuosa): experimental design and mathematical modeling.

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    Melo, Diego de Quadros; Vidal, Carla Bastos; Medeiros, Thiago Coutinho; Raulino, Giselle Santiago Cabral; Dervanoski, Adriana; Pinheiro, Márcio do Carmo; Nascimento, Ronaldo Ferreira do

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    Buriti fibers were subjected to an alkaline pre-treatment and tested as an adsorbent to investigate the adsorption of copper, cadmium, lead and nickel in mono- and multi-element aqueous solutions, the results showed an increase in the adsorption capacity compared to the unmodified Buriti fiber. The effects of pH, adsorbent mass, agitation rate and initial metal ions concentration on the efficiency of the adsorption process were studied using a fractional 2(4-1) factorial design, and the results showed that all four parameters influenced metal adsorption differently. Fourier transform infrared spectrometry and X-ray fluorescence analysis were used to identify the groups that participated in the adsorption process and suggest its mechanisms and they indicated the probable mechanisms involved in the adsorption process are mainly ion exchange. Kinetic and thermodynamic equilibrium parameters were determined. The adsorption kinetics were adjusted to the homogeneous diffusion model. The adsorption equilibrium was reached in 30 min for Cu(2+) and Pb(2+), 20 min for Ni(2+) and instantaneously for Cd(2+). The results showed a significant difference was found in the competitiveness for the adsorption sites. A mathematical model was used to simulate the breakthrough curves in multi-element column adsorption considering the influences of external mass transfer and intraparticle diffusion resistance.

  6. Effects of Dietary Brazilian Palm Oil (Mauritia flexuosa L.) on Cholesterol Profile and Vitamin A and E Status of Rats.

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    Aquino, Jailane de Souza; Soares, Juliana Késsia Barbosa; Magnani, Marciane; Stamford, Thayza Christina Montenegro; Mascarenhas, Robson de Jesus; Tavares, Renata Leite; Stamford, Tânia Lúcia Montenegro

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    In vitro studies have been carried out to establish the nutritional differences between crude and refined vegetable oils; however, the impact of the consumption of these foods on metabolism, in particular the effect of buriti oil, needs to be further evaluated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the biochemical and murine parameters and the vitamin A and E status in young rats fed with diets supplemented with crude or refined buriti oil. The animals (n = 30) were randomized into three groups receiving diet added of soybean oil (control), crude buriti oil (CBO) and refined buriti oil (RBO) for 28 days. Rats fed with diet added of refined buriti oil (RBO) showed reduced total cholesterol (up to 60.27%), LDL (64.75%), triglycerides (55.47%) and enzyme aspartate transaminase (21.57%) compared to those fed with diet added of crude oil. Serum and hepatic retinol and tocopherol were higher by two to three times in CBO and RBO groups compared to the control group, but no differences were observed for murine parameters. The results indicate that buriti oil is an important source of the antioxidant vitamins A and E, and refined buriti oil is suggested as alternative to improve the lipid profile of healthy rats.

  7. Effects of Dietary Brazilian Palm Oil (Mauritia flexuosa L. on Cholesterol Profile and Vitamin A and E Status of Rats

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    Jailane de Souza Aquino

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available In vitro studies have been carried out to establish the nutritional differences between crude and refined vegetable oils; however, the impact of the consumption of these foods on metabolism, in particular the effect of buriti oil, needs to be further evaluated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the biochemical and murine parameters and the vitamin A and E status in young rats fed with diets supplemented with crude or refined buriti oil. The animals (n = 30 were randomized into three groups receiving diet added of soybean oil (control, crude buriti oil (CBO and refined buriti oil (RBO for 28 days. Rats fed with diet added of refined buriti oil (RBO showed reduced total cholesterol (up to 60.27%, LDL (64.75%, triglycerides (55.47% and enzyme aspartate transaminase (21.57% compared to those fed with diet added of crude oil. Serum and hepatic retinol and tocopherol were higher by two to three times in CBO and RBO groups compared to the control group, but no differences were observed for murine parameters. The results indicate that buriti oil is an important source of the antioxidant vitamins A and E, and refined buriti oil is suggested as alternative to improve the lipid profile of healthy rats.

  8. Tapetes Microbianos Lisos Estratificados do Brejo do Espinho, RJ, Brasil.

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    Loreine Hermida da Silva e Silva

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Bogs are ecosystems found mainly in lower zones that separates inner and outer sandy terraces, and rivers and streams from valleys. These environments are always flooded or suffer seasonal flooding or can stay dry in a extended dry season. Its shallow waters increase the role of the sediment in the maintenance of such ecosystem. The Brejo do Espinho (22º56’ S and 42º14’W is a coastal body of water located 108 km from Rio de Janeiro city where are observed the development of thick microbial mats (about 2-4 cm in thickness. Aiming the characterization of the microbial mats, was made monthly collections in five collects in stations located in the bog borders. Microbial mats samples were taken using a spatula, deposited into plastics vials and later fixed with 4% formaldeid solution. For identification of the cyanobacterias, fresh and permanent slides were made. Smooth layered microbial mats present in subtidal and intertida regions are composed by thin layers with different colors: green, red and brown, who show also distinct cyanobacterialcomposition. These structures show stratus of cohesive lamina with low lithification. Analysis revealed 27 species of cyanobacterias. Chroococcaceae Nägeli 1849 family was the main family found with 37% of the total frequency followed by Phormidiaceae Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988 family with 18,5%, Synechococcaceae Komárek & Anagnostidis 1995 family with 11,1%, Pseudanabaenaceae Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988 family with 11,1%, Entophysalidaceae Geitler1925 family with 7,4%, Schizothricaceae Elenkin 1934 family with 7,4% and Oscillatoriaceae Gomont 1892 family with 7,4%. The domain of cyanobacterias in the Brejo do Espinho reflects its general plasticity that allows them to adapt to hostile conditions of the environment.

  9. Epiphytic microlichens as indicators of phytosociological differentiation between Caatinga and Brejos de Altitude

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    Amanda Barreto Xavier Leite

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The present study tested the hypothesis that species richness and composition of epiphytic microlichens can be used to support the phytosociological differentiation between Caatinga and Brejos de Altitude, as exemplified by the Muralha Reserve (Caatinga and the Parque Estadual Mata do Pau Ferro (Brejo de Altitude, in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. A total of 755 lichen samples were collected, comprising 18 families, 42 genera and 111 species of epiphytic, corticolous microlichens. Overall species richness was higher in the Caatinga, with 67 species, compared to the Brejo, with 46 species. Species richness per sample was significantly higher in the Caatinga compared to the Brejo. Taxonomic composition also differed significantly between the two areas, with Arthoniaceae, Caliciaceae, Chrysothrichaceae, Graphidaceae (particularly Graphis, Lecanoraceae, Mycoporaceae, Pertusariaceae, and Trypetheliaceae being dominant in, or exclusive to, the Caatinga, whereas Coenogoniaceae, Graphidaceae (Diorygma, Fissurina, Myriotrema, Ocellularia, Phaeographis, Sarcographa, Malmideaceae, Porinaceae and Strigulaceae were dominant in, or exclusive to, the Brejo. Five new species were discovered as result of this study. This is the first study to quantitatively compare richness and community patterns of epiphytic microlichens between two major biomes in Northeastern Brazil, and the first detailed lichen study in the state of Paraíba.

  10. Photoprotective potential of emulsions formulated with Buriti oil (Mauritia flexuosa) and Vitamin E against UV irradiation on human keratinocytes and fibroblasts cell lines

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    Zanatta, C. F.; Mitjans Arnal, Montserrat; Urgatondo, V.; Rocha-Filho, P. A.; Vinardell Martínez-Hidalgo, Ma. Pilar

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    Considering the belief that natural lipids and edible substances are safer for topical applications and that carotenoids are able to protect cells against photooxidative damage, wea have investigated whether topical creams and lotions, produced with Buriti oil and commercial surfactants, can exert photoprotective effect of against UVA and UVB irradiation. Emulsions and plain Buriti oil were diluted in DMEM medium supplemented with 10% FBS. Cell treatment was divided in two stages, prior and a...

  11. Nutritional composition, fatty acid and tocopherol contents of buriti (Mauritia flexuosa and patawa (Oenocarpus bataua fruit pulp from the amazon region

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    Sylvain Henri Darnet

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    Full Text Available Buriti and patawa are two endemic palm trees from the Amazon region. Their pulps are traditionally consumed by the local population, but are underused and lesser known worldwide. Nutritional composition, fatty acid and tocopherol contents of the two palm pulps were determined by modern analytical methods: Gas Chromatography (CG and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC, based on the standards of AOCS (AMERICAN..., 2002 and AOAC (ASSOCIATION..., 1997, respectively. Buriti and patawa fruit pulps are highly nutritive, with respectively, high fat content (38.4% and 29.1% of dry matter (DM, protein content (7.6% and 7.4% of DM and dietary fibers (46% and 44.7% of DM. Buriti pulp can be considered healthy food due its high content of vitamin E (1169 µg.g-1 DM. Patawa pulp is highly oleaginous and its fatty acid composition is very similar to the ones of healthy oils, such as olive oil.

  12. Sedimentology and temporal distribution of microbial mats from Brejo do Espinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Delfino, Deise O.; Wanderley, Maria D.; Silva e Silva, Loreine H.; Feder, Fabiane; Lopes, Frederico A. S.

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    This study covered an annual cycle of the growth of microbial mats in Brejo do Espinho, which is a small lagoon in the State of Rio de Janeiro located near Lagoa Vermelha. Two developmental stages of the microbial mats were observed throughout the study period. These stages presented laminations with colours that varied between yellow, green and reddish brown hues. Their microfabric comprised peloids and micritic lumps, with a predominance of magnesian calcite and evidence of dolomite. The mats also contained other minerals, such as gypsum and halite. Energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer analysis also indicated the presence of a silicate associated with the organic matter and sometimes with carbonates. The first stage was characterised by a gelatinous texture, low mineral content and sparse populations of cyanobacteria that were located only in permanently flooded areas of the Brejo do Espinho. This structure occurred during the drought period and the beginning of the flood period. The second stage exhibited peloids and larger micritic lumps that sometimes formed thin carbonate layers and occurred in the infra- and mesocoastal regions of the lagoon. These structures were observed only during the lagoon drought period. Quantitatively, most represented cyanobacteria were Aphanothece Nägeli 1849 and Chroococccus Nägeli 1849 in both stages. The microbial mats of Brejo do Espinho developed only during the dry season until the start of the lagoon flooding period, which is characterised by shallow water, low turbidity, high salinity, stable substrate and virtually no terrigenous input conditions. In the flooding season, microbial mats were replaced by an intense expansion of Charophyceae algae. Thus, there is a seasonal development of microbial mats linked to extreme hydrologic conditions that limit the growth of other algae during certain periods at Brejo do Espinho.

  13. Recruitment potential of a green alga Ulva flexuosa Wolfen dark preserved zoospore and its development

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    The recruitment potential and the ability of Ulva flexuosa Wulfen zoospores to survive darkness were tested under different conditions. The dark preserved zoospore was cultured under a two-factor experimental design to test the effect of salinity...

  14. Potencial fitotóxico de Dicranopteris flexuosa (Schrad. Underw. (Gleicheniaceae Phytotoxic potential of Dicranopteris flexuosa (Schrad. Underw. (Gleicheniaceae

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    Valerí Schmidt da Silva

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o potencial fitotóxico do extrato etanólico bruto e das frações semipurificadas de Dicranopteris flexuosa por meio de bioensaios de germinação e crescimento de Lactuca sativa L. (alface, Lycopersicon esculentum L. (tomate, Allium cepa L. (cebola e Triticum aestivum L. (trigo em laboratório e casa de vegetação e quantificar o teor total de fenóis e flavonóides dos extratos e frações. Nos bioensaios realizados em laboratório foram utilizadas quatro concentrações (0, 250, 500, 1000 mg L-1, com quatro repetições de 50 sementes. A análise dos resultados indica redução da velocidade e/ou inibição da germinação, estímulo do crescimento da raiz das eudicotiledôneas e inibição da raiz adventícia das monocotiledôneas estudadas. Nos bioensaios realizados em casa de vegetação foram utilizadas as mesmas concentrações dos bioensaios em laboratório, com oito repetições de cinco sementes por vaso. A análise dos resultados indica que o comprimento da raiz foi afetado pelo extrato etanólico bruto, ocorrendo estímulo em tomate e inibição em cebola e trigo. A produção de massa seca da parte aérea foi estimulada na menor concentração em alface e trigo. A fração acetato de etila foi a que apresentou os maiores teores de fenóis e flavonóides totais. Embora os resultados sejam preliminares, observa-se que o extrato etanólico e as frações semipurificadas de D. flexuosa também contêm substâncias que interferem no crescimento das plântulas de alface, tomate, cebola e trigo.This work aimed to determine the phytotoxic potential of crude ethanol extract and semipurified fractions of Dicranopteris flexuosa on the germination and growth of Lactuca sativa L. (lettuce, Lycopersicon esculentum L. (tomato, Allium cepa L. (onion and Triticum aestivum L. (wheat in laboratory and greenhouse bioassays and determine total phenolic and flavonoid content. For the tests carried out in

  15. Cytotoxic homoisoflavonoids from the bulbs of Bellevalia flexuosa.

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    El-Elimat, Tamam; Rivera-Chávez, José; Burdette, Joanna E; Czarnecki, Austin; Alhawarri, Maram B; Al-Gharaibeh, Mohammad; Alali, Feras; Oberlies, Nicholas H

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    Four new homoisoflavonoids, 7-O-methyl-8-demethoxy-3'-hydroxy-3,9-dihydropunctatin (4), 6-hydroxy-8-demethoxy-4'-O-methyl-3,9-dihydropunctatin (8), 7,4'-O-dimethyl-8-demethoxy-3,3'-dihydroxy-3,9-dihydropunctatin (13), and 7-O-methyl-3-hyroxy-3,9-dihydropunctatin (14) were identified from a chloroform extract of the bulbs of Bellevalia flexuosa, along with 13 known analogues. The structures were determined by analysis of HRMS and NMR data, while ECD spectroscopy enabled the assignment of the absolute configurations of the new compounds 4, 8, 13 and 16. The cytotoxic activities of the isolated compounds (1-17) were evaluated using a panel of human cancer cell lines. Compounds 2 and 7 were the most potent against the MDA-MB-435 (melanoma) cancer cell line with IC 50 values of 1.6 and 2.0 μM, respectively, and were essentially equipotent against the OVCAR3 (ovarian) cancer cell line with IC 50 values of 9.5 and 10.8 μM, respectively. However, compound 7, with an IC 50 value of 3.6 μM, was the most potent against the MDA-MB-231 (breast) cancer cell line. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Chroococcales em Esteiras Microbianas em Bolha do Brejo do Pau Fincado, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

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    Loreine Hermida da Silva e Silva

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    Full Text Available Chroococcales in blister microbial mats at brejo do Pau Fincado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Brejo do Pau Fincado (220 55’ 56,75” S e 420 16’ 54,7” W is a natural natural coastal aquatical body. It is located at the Lagoa de Araruama complex, formed at least 7000 years ago. The local climate is characterized by low precipitation ratesand high evaporation rates; due to this, the lagoons tend to become ypersalyne. Microbial mats are organic-sedimentary structures composed mainly of cyanobacteria. Whilst the photosynthesis process cyanobacteria induct an environmental change, which leads to calcium carbonate precipitation. The aim of this study was to typify and identify the cyanobacteria at the blister microbial mat. Samples were processed and analyzed using an optical microscope. The blister mat is composed of twelve species of cyanobacteria disposed in a fragile and amorphous mass. In this structure, both quantitative andqualitative domains belong to Chroococcales Westtein 1924. Measurement has shown that the place is very selective, andcyanobacteria presented great resistance and adaptability, because they are forms which had got success surviving to big changes occurred on Earth since the beginning of life and the evolutionary history .

  17. CERRADO EM ÁREA DISJUNTA EM BREJO DE ALTITUDE NO AGRESTE PERNAMBUCANO, BRASIL

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    Full Text Available O estudo dos brejos de altitude configura-se como fundamental para a Geografia do semiárido pernambucano, uma vez que permite resolver questões de valor tanto na sua vertente física, quanto na social. Nos estudos biogeográficos, a distribuição das espécies do bioma cerrado, em Pernambuco, ainda é pouco referida na literatura. O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar uma possível mancha de cerrado num brejo de altitude entre os municípios de Iatí e Saloá, no Agreste Meridional de Pernambuco. Para tanto, buscou-se identificar as unidades ambientais existentes na área de estudo e o seu padrão climático. Em campo, foram realizadas coletas para a identificação de espécies vegetais e houve o registro fotográfico para a descrição da fisionomia da área de estudo. As espécies de plantas foram coletadas em área de colinas altas, com floresta subcaducifólia sobre Neossolos Quartzarênicos, Argissolos Vermelho-amarelos e Vermelho-escuros, afloramentos de quartzito (50- 25-25%, sob clima mesotérmico com chuvas de inverno e com verão quente. Das 13 espécies identificadas, 6 são típicas do bioma cerrado, ocorrendo em áreas de fisionomia arbóreo-arbustiva com altura entre 4 e 6 metros. Assim, pode-se concluir que essa área constitui um núcleo de importância para o estudo da biogeografia do bioma em questão, sobretudo no tangente às suas variações ao longo do tempo geológico recente.

  18. Fate of Enteromorpha flexuosa (Wulfen) J. Agardh and its spores in darkness: Implications for ballast water management

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    Effects of darkness on the filaments and spores of a marine alga, Enteromorpha flexuosa (Wulfen) J. Agardh was evaluated through incubation experiments. Sporulation in the algal filaments was observed even after dark exposure of 108 days...

  19. Fisiologia pós-colheita de frutos da palmeira Mauritia vinifera Mart. (Arecaceae Postharvest physiology of Mauritia vinifera Mart. (Arecaceae palm fruits

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    Paulo Santelli

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    Full Text Available Alterações pós-colheita no amadurecimento dos frutos de Mauritia vinifera (buriti, colhidos com coloração marrom clara, foram estudadas acompanhando-se: massa, volumes gasosos intercelulares, concentração de CO2 e O2 na atmosfera interna, firmeza e as evoluções de CO2 e etileno, tanto a 25 ºC quanto sob baixa temperatura (8 ºC. Os frutos apresentaram injúria de resfriamento quando armazenados a 8 ºC e não amadureceram ao serem retornados para 25 ºC. Sob umidade elevada, baixa transpiração, a conservação do buriti triplicou em comparação com os frutos armazenados em ambiente menos úmido (65 a 85%. A casca resistente destes frutos perde a firmeza e o arranjo compacto das escamas e torna-se mais frágil e mais permeável a gases durante o amadurecimento ou quando armazenados sob temperatura que causa injuria de resfriamento. Os frutos de buriti contém apenas cerca de 1% volume gasoso intercelular, o que é indicativo de susceptibilidade à injúria de impacto, mediante descolamento de escamas. No amadurecimento a polpa torna-se macia, conforme leitura de penetrômetro, diminuindo a resistência ao transporte dos frutos, que passam a ser facilmente amassados. Estes frutos apresentaram comportamento climatérico típico e o pico de evolução de CO2 ocorreu dois dias após o pico do etileno. As curvas de concentração interna de CO2 e de O2 no buriti foram diferentes de outros frutos previamente estudados pelo fato de sofrerem uma grande redução da resistência difusiva da casca, causada pela formação das aberturas entre as escamas durante o amadurecimento.We studied postharvest ripening changes in Mauritia vinifera Mart. fruits, known as "buriti", harvested at a mature light-brown color stage, from palms on the Brazilian Central Plateau, as follows: weight loss, internal gaseous volume, internal CO2 and O2 concentration, firmness and CO2 and ethylene evolution, at room temperature (25ºC and at low temperature (8 ºC. M

  20. Conservação dos recursos hídricos em brejos de altitude: o caso de Brejo dos Cavalos, Caruaru, PE Conservation of water resources in humid areas in Northeastern Brazil: a case study of "Brejo dos Cavalos", Caruaru, PE

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    Ricardo A. P. Braga

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Brejos de altitude são formações vegetais disjuntas da Mata Atlântica, que ocorrem no Agreste de Pernambuco e Paraíba, como ilhas de umidade no ambiente semi-árido da Caatinga. O Parque Vasconcelos Sobrinho, situado na Serra dos Cavalos, em Caruaru, PE, é um exemplo do pouco que resta desses brejos na região. Com 359 ha, abriga uma floresta exuberante e diversos corpos d'água, porém vem sofrendo intenso processo de degradação, em decorrência da agricultura irrigada em seu interior e da exploração de argila no entorno. Para uma caracterização dos recursos hídricos foram obtidos, no período de 1998 a 2000, dados de chuva, de vazão nos riachos do Chuchu e Capoeirão, e de qualidade da água, nos dois cursos d'água e nos três maiores reservatórios existentes no Parque. No estudo de demandas pelo uso da água, ênfase maior foi dada aos conflitos da atividade de irrigação em relação ao uso da água para abastecimento público e à preservação dos ecossistemas locais. Neste trabalho, conclui-se que em Brejo dos Cavalos a precipitação pluviométrica é superior a do seu entorno, devido a razões orográficas e à própria existência da floresta remanescente, mas o desmatamento progressivo tende a alterar as condições microclimáticas locais. Neste contexto, o cultivo do chuchu é o principal consumidor de água no Parque, gerando perda de vazão dos cursos d'água e menor aporte para os reservatórios, os quais já começaram a sofrer assoreamento, devido a processos erosivos gerados sobretudo pelos desmontes na exploração da argila. Tais constatações exigem ação imediata do poder público, principalmente a implantação de um Plano de Manejo para o Parque.Humid areas at high altitude are found in semi-arid region of Pernambuco and Paraíba in Northeastern Brazil. Although the vegetation in the surrounding area is the semi-arid 'caatinga', in these high altitude areas, natural vegetation is similar to that of the

  1. Obtenção e caracterização de carvão ativado de caroço de buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L. f. para a avaliação do processo de adsorção de cobre (II Production and characterization of the activated carbon from buriti stone (Mauritia flexuosa L. f. to evaluate the adsorption's process of copper (II

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    Marcos Vinicios de Souza Pinto

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Na região amazônica, algumas indústrias despejam cobre nos corpos receptores que, em elevadas concentrações, é tóxico para os seres vivos. A remoção de cobre de efluentes industriais é realizada por diversos processos como a adsorção. Neste trabalho mostrou-se o resultado da adsorção de cobre (II em carvão ativado de caroço de buriti carbonizado a 400 °C e ativado a 900 °C. O carvão ativado foi caracterizado em termos de área específica, tamanho dos poros, densidades aparente e real, porosidade, microscopia eletrônica de varredura, conteúdo de cinzas, pH, umidade, carbono fixo e grupos funcionais de superfície. O estudo de equilíbrio de adsorção avaliou a influência do diâmetro das partículas do carvão, do tempo de contato adsorvente/adsorbato, do pH e da concentração inicial da solução de cobre (II sobre a remoção de cobre (II. Com base nos resultados, concluiu-se que há uma maior eficiência de remoção de cobre (II para diâmetro In the Amazon region some industries discharges copper into watercourse that in high concentrations is toxic to the biota. The removal of copper from industrial effluent is performed by several processes such as adsorption. This work shows the result of copper (II adsorption on activated carbon obtained from buriti kernel, carbonized at 400 °C and activated at 900 °C. The activated carbon was characterized according to specific area, pore size, apparent and real density, porosity, scanning electron microscopy, ash content, pH, moisture, fixed carbon and surface functional groups. The study of adsorption equilibrium evaluated the influence of the coal particles diameter, contact time adsorbent/adsorbate, pH and copper (II solution initial concentration on copper (II remotion. The results showed a higher removal efficiency of copper (II to the diameter D < 0.595 mm, contact time of 300 minutes, pH of 4.01 and the copper (II initial concentrations of 50 and 80 mg L-1. The mathematical model of Langmuir was the best fit to the adsorption equilibrium data. From the contact time of 15 minutes, all the equilibrium concentrations were below the allowed maximum of 1,0 mg L-1 provided by law for discharging effluents into receiving bodies.

  2. Comunidade de escarabeíneos (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae copro-necrófagos da região de Brejo Novo, Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brasil Copro-necrophagous scarab community (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae of the Brejo Novo region, Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil

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    Fernando Augusto Barbosa Silva

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou levantar preliminarmente os escarabeíneos copro-necrófagos da região de Brejo Novo, Caruaru, Pernambuco, e verificar aspectos da estrutura da comunidade como sazonalidade, diversidade, equitabilidade, riqueza e abundância das espécies. Foram realizadas 10 coletas, com intervalos de 30 dias e duração de 48 horas, de setembro de 2003 a julho de 2004. Utilizaramse 24 armadilhas de queda, com dois tipos de isca, fezes humanas e carne bovina em estado de putrefação. Foram coletados 1.540 indivíduos pertencentes a seis tribos, 12 gêneros e 28 espécies. As espécies Canthon af. carbonarius, Canthon chalybaeus, Dichotomius nisus, D. semisquamosus, Digitonthophagus gazella e Eurysternus hirtellus aparentemente são as mais adaptadas ao ambiente estudado. Foram coletados 826 indivíduos em armadilhas iscadas com fezes humanas e 714 em carne bovina apodrecida. Ocorreu um número maior de espécies consideradas "raras" (15, sendo três destas "singletons", duas "doubletons" e 10 com abundância entre três e 10 indivíduos, 13 espécies foram consideradas "comuns". Das espécies analisadas, sete apresentaram hábitos alimentares generalistas, quatro são estritamente coprófagas e uma estritamente necrófaga. Foram verificadas correlações positivas entre a precipitação mensal e a abundância e a riqueza de espécies. O levantamento preliminar das espécies de Scarabaeinae da região de Brejo Novo contribuiu para aumentar o número de espécies registradas para o estado de Pernambuco e região Nordeste do Brasil.This paper reports the results of the preliminary survey of copro-necrophagous dung beetles of Brejo Novo region, Caruaru, Pernambuco, as well as some aspects of the community structure such as seasonality, diversity, equitability, richness and abundance of species. Ten samplings with intervals of 30 days and duration of 48 hours, fortnightly were done between September 2003 to July 2004. Scarab beetles were

  3. Morphological and ultrastructural studies on Ulva flexuosa subsp. pilifera (Chlorophyta from Poland

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    Beata Messyasz

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    Full Text Available Ulva flexuosa subsp. pilifera (Kütz. M. J. Wynne 2005 (= Enteromorpha pilifera Kützing 1845 was previously found in Argentina, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden, recently also in Poland. The genus Ulva was first time described as Enteromorpha. Interestingly, Enteromorpha is used nowadays as a synonym for Ulva, a development which is based on molecular data. The morphologies of both young and mature specimens were studied, and most life cycle stages could be observed. Further, the formation of calcium carbonate crystals on the surface of Ulva thalli seems to influence the arrangement of the cells. A detailed ultrastructural (TEM analysis of cell walls is presented. The TEM reveals in great details highly complex, irregular structures with stratification lines.

  4. Geotecnologias aplicadas em área inundável: O caso de Brejo Grande, Serra-ES

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    André Luiz Nascentes Coelho

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem como objetivo principal apresentar uma proposta de análise integrada para a delimitação de área brejosa/pantanosa após um período de chuvas mensais excepcionais, empregando produtos e técnicas de Sensoriamento Remoto (SR juntamente com o uso da ferramenta Sistema de Informações Geográficas (SIG. Os resultados do estudo foram satisfatórios, já que permitiram não apenas delimitar a área realmente inundável da Região de Brejo Grande, no município da Serra, Estado do Espírito Santo, mas também compreender a dinâmica operante das águas superficiais e reflexos nas adjacências, como na Baía de Vitória. Tal metodologia também possibilita a delimitação de outras áreas inundáveis no Estado e em regiões do Brasil, que apresentam as mesmas características ambientais, constituindo-se, assim, numa importante ferramenta no auxílio das tomadas de decisões e ordenamento do território.

  5. Estimación de la biomasa foliar de Prosopis flexuosa mediante relaciones alométricas Estimation of leaf biomass in Prosopis flexuosa by means of allometric relationships

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    M. Ledesma

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La estimación alométrica de la biomasa foliar arbórea es necesaria para determinar la producción primaria y para analizar algunas de las interacciones ecológicas entre los árboles y los demás componentes de la vegetación. El objetivo del trabajo fue ajustar y seleccionar modelos para estimar la biomasa foliar de Prosopis flexuosa a partir de variables dendrométricas. Se apearon seis árboles, se midió su diámetro y se calculó el área de albura de muestras transversales de leño, en cuatro niveles: en los órdenes de ramificación dentro de la copa viva (ramas secundarias, terciarias y cuaternarias agrupadas, en el extremo distal de las ramas primarias y en los extremos distal y basal del fuste. Se recolectaron las hojas correspondientes a cada nivel y se obtuvo el peso seco. El área de albura fue la mejor variable predictora de biomasa foliar, aunque el diámetro tuvo buen ajuste en ramas dentro de la copa viva y en ramas primarias. Los modelos calculados con variables de fuste tuvieron menor ajuste. Se concluye que para la estimación no destructiva de la biomasa foliar de plantas adultas de Prosopis flexuosa es recomendable utilizar el modelo basado en el diámetro distal de las ramas primarias.The estimation of leaf biomass, usually performed by alometric relations, is important for the interpretation of primary production and for the assessment of ecological interactions between trees and the rest of the components in a wood vegetation. The goal for the present work was to adjust and to select allometric models for the estimation of leaf biomass Prosopis flexuosa based on dendrometric variables. Six trees were surveyed. The diameter and sapwood area of transversal samples of wood were determined at four different levels: in the orders of ramification within living crown (secondary, tertiary and quaternary grouped branches, at the distal portions of primary branches and in the apical and basal portions of bole. The leaves were

  6. Seasonal variation in the abundance and distribution of Anomalocardia flexuosa (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Veneridae in an estuarine intertidal plain

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    Jacqueline S. Silva-Cavalcanti

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Spatial and temporal density and biomass of the infaunal mollusk Anomalocardia flexuosa (Linnaeus, 1767 evaluated a tidal plain at Goiana estuary (Northeast Brazil. Three hundred and sixty core samples were taken during an annual cycle from three intertidal habitats (A, B and C. Shell ranged from 2.20 to 28.48 mm (15.08 ± 4.08 mm. Recruitment occurred more intensely from January to March. Total (0–1,129 g m−2 differed seasons (rainy and dry, with highest values in the early rainy season (221.0 ± 231.44 g m−2; and lowest values in the late dry season (57.34 ± 97 g m−2. The lowest occurred during the late rainy (319 ± 259 ind m−2 and early dry (496 ± 607 ind m−2 seasons. Extreme environmental situations (e.g., river flow, salinity and water temperature at the end of each season also affected density ranges (late dry: 0–5,798 ind m−2; late rainy: 0–1,170 ind m−2. A. flexuosa in the Goiana estuary presented a dominance of juvenile individuals (shell length < 20 mm, with high biomass main the recruitment period. Average shell length, density and biomass values suggest overfishing of the stock unit. A. flexuosa is an important food and income resource along its whole distribution range. The species was previously also known as Anomalocardia brasiliana (Gmelin, 1791.

  7. Effects of an in situ diesel oil spill on oxidative stress in the clam Anomalocardia flexuosa.

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    Sardi, Adriana E; Renaud, Paul E; Morais, Gisele C; Martins, César C; da Cunha Lana, Paulo; Camus, Lionel

    2017-11-01

    Intensive exploitation and transport of oil and derivatives are increasing the risk of coastal contamination by either dramatic disasters or diffuse sources. Tools for monitoring diffuse contamination, such as diesel oil that leaks from marine vessels are much needed. We experimentally tested the efficiency of antioxidant biomarkers as indicators of chronic exposure to diesel oil in a mudflat from the subtropical Bay of Paranaguá, in southern Brazil. We examined the effects of three successive diesel oil spills, with two weeks of recovery time between exposures, on the edible clam Anomalocardia flexuosa. Previous studies have highlighted its potential as a bioindicator species for diesel oil contamination in subtropical and tropical ecosystems. Endpoints measured in gill and digestive gland homogenates included the activity of antioxidant enzymes SOD, GPx, GST and levels of lipid peroxides. PAHs concentration in sediments and soft tissue were also quantified. GST and SOD were the most responsive biomarkers to the exposure. There were significant but non-cumulative departures from control levels in organisms from treated samples, which were, in all cases, more common 48 h after each experimental spill. Biomarker responses were more evident in the digestive gland than in gills. This work validated the short-term responsiveness of biomarkers as measures of repeated pulsed in situ exposure to low concentrations of diesel oil. For their routine implementation into monitoring programs for tropical estuaries our general recommendations are 1) to include several reference sites, 2) to analyze biomarker data using a logarithmic-scale and 3) to interpret deviations from "normal" activity as multiplicative interval differences. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Propriedades físicas e químicas em diferentes usos do solo no Brejo Paraibano

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    Antonio Sousa Silva

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available A substituição da vegetação nativa no Brejo Paraibano, inicialmente por cana-de-açúcar e mais recentemente por pastagens, em relevo fortemente ondulado, causaram sérios problemas de degradação do solo. Atualmente, partes dessas pastagens estão dando lugar ao plantio de sabiá (MIMOSA CAESALPINIAEFOLIA: Benth. Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, analisar o efeito dessas mudanças nas propriedades físicas e químicas do solo e no desenvolvimento das raízes. O experimento foi conduzido no município de Areia, PB, em um Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo distrófico. Os tratamentos foram representados por três diferentes usos: mata secundária, cultivo de sabiá e pastagem com braquiária (BRACHIARIA DECUMBENS: . As amostras de solo foram coletadas nas diferentes áreas, em três posições da encosta: parte superior, mediana e inferior. Em cada posição, coletou-se solo em três diferentes pontos em quatro profundidades: 0,0-2,5; 2,5-5,0; 5,0-10,0; e 10,0-20,0 cm, para análises físicas e de raízes. Foram feitas amostras compostas para as análises químicas e do conteúdo de argila. O experimento foi conduzido num delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com medidas repetidas no espaço. Observou-se que a agregação, densidade e a porosidade total apresentaram melhores resultados na área de mata nativa secundária. A substituição da área de pasto por sabiá prejudicou a agregação, mas não alterou a densidade e a porosidade total do solo. Os teores de nutrientes foram maiores na área de sabiá, embora sejam significativos apenas para o K e a saturação por bases. As mudanças no uso do solo sempre causam degradação de suas propriedades físicas e químicas, mas, quando essa substituição é feita por um sistema menos agressivo, é difícil perceber modificações em pouco tempo de uso.

  9. Estructura y estado de conservación de los bosques de Prosopis flexuosa D.C. (Fabaceae, subfamilia: Mimosoideae en el noreste de Mendoza (Argentina Structure and conservative condition of the Prosopis flexuosa D.C. (Fabaceae, subfamily: Mimosoideae woodlands in northeast Mendoza (Argentina

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    JUAN AGUSTÍN ALVAREZ

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available La recomendación de normas de manejo que regulen el uso de los recursos forestales debe estar basada en el conocimiento de la estructura y dinámica de los mismos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue conocer la estructura poblacional de las principales unidades boscosas del bosque de Prosopis flexuosa del noreste de Mendoza, sus condiciones sanitarias y su potencial productivo. Se muestrearon un total de 1.471 algarrobos en las cuatro unidades boscosas más representativas. La densidad total de algarrobos fue la siguiente: bosque semicerrado de P. flexuosa con Atriplex lampa y Lycium tenuispinosum en valles intermédanos (Bosque 1: 181 árboles ha-1, bosque abierto de P. flexuosa con Trichomaria usillo y Suaeda divaricata en ondulaciones (Bosque 2: 155 árboles ha-1, bosque abierto de P. flexuosa con T. usillo (Bosque 3: 233 árboles ha-1 y bosque abierto de P. flexuosa con A. lampa en ondulaciones suaves (Bosque 4: 215 árboles ha-1. El análisis de componentes principales de la estructura diamétrica agrupó los sitios relevados en las distintas unidades boscosas según la proporción de árboles de diámetro basal mayor a 25 cm. Los sitios del Bosque 1 (mayor proporción de árboles grandes, se separaron de los sitios con mayor proporción árboles pequeños (bosques 2 y 4. Debido al hábito de crecimiento de los algarrobos, la cantidad de productos maderables de estos bosques es baja. Además, P. flexuosa presenta en el área un porcentaje alto de individuos con más de dos fustes, la forma en muchos casos es decumbente y la altura de los fustes es menor a un metro. Por lo tanto, el potencial forestal del bosque es bajo y el posible aprovechamiento debería realizarse a escala local, considerando la inclusión de otras actividades complementarias en zonas establecidas para tal finThe recommendation of management rules that regulate the use of forest resources must be based on the knowledge of the structure and dynamics of forests. This work

  10. A shift from arbuscular mycorrhizal to dark septate endophytic colonization in Deschampsia flexuosa roots occurs along primary successional gradient.

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    Huusko, K; Ruotsalainen, A L; Markkola, A M

    2017-02-01

    Soil fungal community and dominant mycorrhizal types are known to shift along with plant community changes during primary succession. However, it is not well understood how and why root fungal symbionts and colonization types vary within the plant host when the host species is able to thrive both at young and at old successional stages with different light and nutrient resource availability. We asked (i) how root fungal colonization of Deschampsia flexuosa (Poaceae) by arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and dark septate endophytes (DSE) changes along a postglacial primary successional land uplift gradient. As neighboring vegetation may play a role in root fungal colonization, we also asked (ii) whether removal of the dominant neighbor, Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum (Ericaceae), affects root fungal colonization of Deschampsia. We also studied whether (iii) foliar carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) concentration of Deschampsia is related to successional changes along a land uplift gradient. AM colonization decreased (-50 %), DSE colonization increased (+200 %), and foliar C declined in Deschampsia along with increasing successional age, whereas foliar N was not affected. Empetrum removal did not affect AM colonization but increased DSE sclerotial colonization especially at older successional stages. The observed decrease in foliar C coincides with an increase in canopy closure along with increasing successional age. We suggest that the shift from an AM-dominated to a DSE-dominated root fungal community in Deschampsia along a land uplift successional gradient may be related to different nutritional benefits gained through these root fungal groups.

  11. Levantamento florístico de maciço de vegetação nativa de brejo integradoa projeto paisagístico.

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    Yuri Tavares Rocha

    1995-05-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se um maciço de vegetação nativa de brejo (0,7 ha quanto à sua composição florística e ao seu aproveitamento como componente do projeto paisagístico executado no Clube Náutico Araraquara (Américo Brasiliense, SP. Amostraram-se espécies em floração e ou frutificação, encontrando-se 55 espécies, distribuídas em 26 famílias: 12 arbóreas, 10 arbustivas e 33 herbáceas. A preservação desse maciço permitiu a exploração do potencial ornamental de algumas espécies e do maciço como um todo, contribuiu para a integração do projeto à paisagem natural e para a sustentação de parte da fauna e diminuiu os custos de implantação do projeto.

  12. Variación de la talla de Eunicea flexuosa y Plexaura kuekenthali (Cnidaria: Octocorallia) en arrecifes coralinos cercanos a fuentes contaminantes en La Habana, Cuba

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    Se determinó la variación de la talla de los octocorales Eunicea flexuosa y Plexaura kuekenthali en arrecifes coralinos con diferente grado de contaminación urbana en la ciudad de La Habana, Cuba. Se midió la altura de las colonias encontradas a lo largo de un transepto de banda (100 x 1 m). La distribución por tallas de ambas especies mostró una tendencia a que las colonias alcancen una mayor frecuencia relativa en los menores intervalos de tallas en los sitios cercanos a las cuencas fluvial...

  13. Determinação das Cianobactérias de Subsuperfície de Sedimentos Marginais do Brejo do Pau Fincado do Complexo Lagunar de Araruama, RJ, Brasil

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    Loreine Hermida da Silva e Silva

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O brejo do Pau Fincado é um corpo aquático natural, localizado no Complexo Lagunar de Araruama, que apresenta variações de salinidade em uma amplitude de hipersalina a salobra. Visando acrescentar informações à distribuição e ecologia dos táxons cianobacterianos, este estudo apresenta um levantamento das cianobactérias de subsuperfície do brejo do Pau Fincado. Para este fim, foram realizadas coletas mensais no período de dezembro de 2008 a outubro de 2009, no período de vazante e de cheia. O processamento da análise taxonômica envolveu a confecção de lâminas frescas e permanentes, com realização de medidas em microscópio, onde foram observadas as características morfológicas clássicas. Baseando-se na análise sob microscopia óptica foram identificadas 19 espécies de cianobactérias de subsuperfície. O gênero Aphanothece é mais representativo qualitativamente, com 31,58% da frequência. As espécies Aphanothece stagnina, A.halophytica e Spirulina subsalsa são visualmente as mais expressivas quantitativamente, estando bem adaptadas a um elevado gradiente de salinidade e sendo também os representantes mais halotolerantes e eurialinos desta comunidade.

  14. Contribution to Early Holocene vegetation and climate history of Eastern Orinoco Llanos, Venezuela, from a paleoecological record of a Mauritia L.f. swamp Contribuição para a história da vegetação e clima durante o Holoceno Temprano do Llanos Orientais do Orinoco, Venezuela, a partir de um registro paleoecológico de um pântano Mauritia L.f.

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    Alejandra Leal

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    Full Text Available A palynological analysis of an organic paleosol found at 150-125 cm depth in a Mauritia swamp from the Eastern Orinoco Llanos is presented. The 25 cm pollen record summarizes the vegetation history during the Early Holocene, from 10,225 to 7,800 calendar yr BP. The vegetation was characterized by a Poaceae marsh, where Asteraceae, Melastomataceae, Schefflera-type and Phyllanthus were the most abundant shrubs and trees. Pollen-types richness was lower than that recorded today in similar environments, and Mauritia pollen was absent. Results suggest that climate was as humid as present during the beginning of the Holocene, with a decreasing trend in humidity from around 8,000-7,000 yr BP, in coincidence with the beginning of the "Early-Mid-Holocene Dryness" that affected deeply the Amazon Basin and neighboring areas. Dry climatic conditions could have existed in the study site until the Mid-Late Holocene when a Mauritia swamp developed, and humid conditions similar to present established. Main climate phases inferred in our study site fit well with regional trends recorded in other places located north Amazon Basin. However, conclusions are still limited by the lack of additional Quaternary records in the Orinoco Llanos area, avoiding regional correlations.Realizou-se uma análise de pólen amostrada em paleossolos orgânicos, entre 150-125 cm de profundidade, em um pântano Mauritia os lhanos do Orinoco. O registro de pólen dessa amostra resumiu a história da vegetação durante o Holoceno Temprano, entre 10,225-7,800 cal. anos AP. A vegetação durante esse período foi caracterizada por um pântano de Poaceae, com maior abundância de arbustos e árvores de Asteraceae, Melastomataceae, tipo-Schefflera e Phyllanthus. Encontrou-se que a riqueza de tipos polínicos no Holoceno Temprano foi menor do que a riqueza atualmente encontrada em ambientes similares; o pólen de Mauritia esteve ausente de todas as amostras. Os resultados deste estudo

  15. Flora de um brejo de altitude na escarpa oriental do planalto da Borborema, PE, Brasil Floristics of an upland forest in the oriental slope of the Borborema plateau, Pernambuco State, Brazil

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    Maria Jesus Nogueira Rodal

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Os estudos nas florestas montanas nordestinas (brejos de altitude indicam que as ombrófilas apresentam elevada riqueza de espécies e são mais relacionadas com a floresta ombrófila de terras baixas. Considerando o desconhecimento sobre as florestas ombrófilas sub-montanas, foi realizado o levantamento do Brejo de Bonito, Pernambuco, com o objetivo de conhecer seu perfil florístico. São apresentadas informações sobre o coletor/número, hábito e padrão de distribuição de cada espécie. Os resultados foram comparados a 22 levantamentos da Floresta Atlântica (latu sensu nordestina. No brejo de Bonito foram coletadas 217 espécies, distribuídas em 65 famílias. Dessas, cerca de 50% são citados em outras florestas montanas de Pernambuco e de terras baixas de Pernambuco e da Bahia. A maior parte das espécies encontradas tem distribuição na América do Sul, ocorrendo desde a porção norte, penetrando na costa leste brasileira e também na porção central do Brasil e, às vezes, no domínio do semi-árido, nos Brejos de Altitude. Outra porção representativa distribui-se desde a América Central até a porção centro-norte da América do Sul, com poucas ocorrendo também na parte sul da América do Norte (Estados Unidos e México.Studies in the northeastern upland forests (brejo de altitude indicate that the humid ones show higher richness of species and have more floristic simalarity with the lowland humid forests. Considering the lack of data about humid sub-montane forests, a survey was carried out in the upland forest of Bonito, Pernambuco, aiming to identify their floristic composition. Voucher, habit, and pattern of distribution of each species are presented. The results were compared with 22 surveys in the northeastern Atlantic Rainforest (latu sensu. Two hundred and seventeen species, distributed in 65 families, were sampled at the study area. Among those, 50% were cited in other upland forests and lowland forests in

  16. Dinâmica Geoambiental, Processos Morfodinâmicos e uso das Terras em Brejo Grande, Baixo São Francisco – Sergipe.

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    Neise Mare de Souza Alves

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho apresenta o resultado da análise da dinâmica geoambiental em Brejo Grande, com ênfase nos processos morfodinâmicos e no uso e ocupação do solo. A área de estudo encontra-se em ambiente estuarino, sob clima úmido a semiúmido, com ocorrência de quatro meses secos, sujeita a processos de origem fluvial, oceanográfica, eólica e intervenções antrópicas. A ação e a intensidade dos processos se repercutem na paisagem e influenciam as formas de uso das terras. Na análise aplicaram-se os pressupostos sistêmicos da Ecodinâmica (Tricart, 1977 e dos Geossistemas (Bertrand, 1971. O estudo requereu a interpretação de aerofotos e ortofotocartas (Sergipe, 2003 e, observações de campo para compreensão da organização da paisagem, das características dos processos e entrevistas com moradores. Com as informações foram confeccionados dois mapas, um de uso das terras e outro morfodinâmico, com aplicação de geotecnologias, utilizando-se técnicas de sensoriamento remoto e geoprocessamento. Os resultados indicam que as características da hidrodinâmica do rio São Francisco se repercutem nos processos morfodinâmicos atuantes nas unidades que compõem a Planície Costeiro-Deltaica Quaternária e, nas formas de exploração econômica das terras. No setor norte encontra-se um conjunto de pequenos canais onde se observa formas de controle antrópico sobre a drenagem com propósitos econômicos – a irrigação para a rizicultura. Por sua vez, no setor sul e entorno do rio Parapuca, estão sendo instalados viveiros para a carcinicultura e piscicultura, enquanto o cultivo do coco da baía encontra-se disseminado nas áreas de solos arenosos.

  17. Management of Protected Areas and Its Effect on an Ecosystem Function: Removal of Prosopis flexuosa Seeds by Mammals in Argentinian Drylands.

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    Claudia M Campos

    Full Text Available The ecological function of animal seed dispersal depends on species interactions and can be affected by drivers such as the management interventions applied to protected areas. This study was conducted in two protected areas in the Monte Desert: a fenced reserve with grazing exclusion and absence of large native mammals (the Man and Biosphere Ñacuñán Reserve; FR and an unfenced reserve with low densities of large native and domestic animals (Ischigualasto Park; UFR. The study focuses on Prosopis flexuosa seed removal by different functional mammal groups: "seed predators", "scatter-hoarders", and "opportunistic frugivores". Under both interventions, the relative contribution to seed removal by different functional mammal groups was assessed, as well as how these groups respond to habitat heterogeneity (i.e. vegetation structure at different spatial scales. Camera traps were used to identify mammal species removing P. flexuosa seeds and to quantify seed removal; remote sensing data helped analyze habitat heterogeneity. In the FR, the major fruit removers were a seed predator (Graomys griseoflavus and a scatter-hoarder (Microcavia asutralis. In the UFR, the main seed removers were the opportunistic frugivores (Lycalopex griseus and Dolichotis patagonum, who removed more seeds than the seed predator in the FR. The FR shows higher habitat homogeneity than the UFR, and functional groups respond differently to habitat heterogeneity at different spatial scales. In the FR, because large herbivores are locally extinct (e.g. Lama guanicoe and domestic herbivores are excluded, important functions of large herbivores are missing, such as the maintenance of habitat heterogeneity, which provides habitats for medium-sized opportunistic frugivores with consequent improvement of quality and quantity of seed dispersal services. In the UFR, with low densities of large herbivores, probably one important ecosystem function this group performs is to increase

  18. Estimativa da acidez potencial pelo método do pH SMP em solos da Microrregião Homogênea Brejo Paraibano Estimation of potential acidity by the pH SMP method in soils of the homogeneous micro-region of Brejo Paraibano

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    Lucia H. G. Chaves

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available A utilização do pH SMP na estimativa da acidez potencial apresenta vantagens em relação ao método do acetato de cálcio 0,5 mol L-1, pH 7, mas requer regionalização edafológica prévia para se estimar, com segurança, os valores de acidez potencial. Neste estudo se objetivou avaliar a relação solo-água-tampão que mais se adapte aos solos da Microrregião Homogênea Brejo Paraibano e ajustar uma equação de regressão que estime a acidez potencial desses solos por meio da obtenção do pH de equilíbrio da suspensão com a solução SMP. Cento e vinte amostras de solo daquela região, foram analisadas quanto à acidez potencial, pelo método usual; determinou-se, ainda, o pH SMP das suspensões solo-água-tampão 10:10:5, 10:20:10 e 10:25:5. Os resultados demonstraram que os teores de H + Al se correlacionaram melhor com os valores de pH SMP obtidos com a suspensão 10:10:5 e que a equação y = 164,31 - 47,26 x + 3,4717 x², expressando os valores de H + Al (y em cmol c dm², pode ser utilizada para estimar teores de H + Al dos solos estudados.The use of the pH SMP to estimate the potential acidity has advantages in relation to the 0.5 mol L-1, pH 7, calcium acetate method, but requires previous edaphic regionalization to estimate the potential acidity. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the soil-water-buffer ratio more adapted to soils from the homogeneous micro-region of Brejo Paraibano and to establish an equation to estimate the potential acidity of these soils by determination of the equilibrium pH of the soil suspension with the SMP solution. One hundred and twenty representative soils samples of the region were analyzed by the conventional calcium acetate method. Also determined was the pH SMP in the equilibrium suspensions soil-water-buffer 10:10:5, 10:20:10 and 10:25:5. The results have demonstrated that the best correlation between H + Al values and pH SMP was obtained with the 10:10:5 suspension and that the

  19. Análise microbiológica e bromatológica da água em bebedouros de escolas públicas em Belém do Brejo do Cruz-PB

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    Franklis B. F. Santana; Débora S. S. Martins; Jéssica de S. Oliveira; Andressa L. Nóbrega

    2015-01-01

    A água é um recurso essencial à sobrevivência de todos os seres vivos e o seu fornecimento em quantidade e qualidade é fundamental para a perfeita manutenção da vida humana. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo realizar a análise microbiológica e bromatológica da água em bebedouros de escolas públicas na cidade de Belém do Brejo do Cruz – PB. Para as análises físico-químicas foram coletadas 100 ml de cada amostra e distribuídas entre as seguintes análises: cor, turbidez e pH, enquanto para ...

  20. Relationships between Prosopis flexuosa (Fabaceae and cattle in the Monte desert: Seeds, seedlings and saplings on cattle-use site classes Interacciones entre Prosopis flexuosa (Fabaceae y el ganado en el desierto de Monte: Semillas, plántulas y renovales en los sitios de uso del ganado

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    CLAUDIA M CAMPOS

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The fate of Prosopis flexuosa seeds dispersed by cattle is dependant on the spatial pattern of dung deposition and foraging movements. We hypothesised that cattle-use site classes explain the response variables related to seed input and fate of seeds, seedlings and saplings (small plants more than one year old. We defined sites with heavy cattle traffic ("trails" and "periphery of trails", sites used for resting and foraging ("under Prosopis", and sites where isolated individuals only walk ("under shrubs" and "bare soil". Considering the established cattle-use site classes, our specific goals were to quantify and compare: (1 seeds transported in cattle dung; (2 seedlings 10 months after dung deposition; (3 established saplings; and (4 germinated and remaining seeds, and seedling survival in dung immediately after dung deposition. In a grazed field at Ñacuñán (Mendoza, Argentina we worked in four similar areas, each consisting of 25-ha plots 2 km apart. Space use by cattle caused differential seed input: "under Prosopis" and in the "periphery of trails" animals deposited the largest amounts of dung and seeds. Ten months after dung deposition, the highest number of seedlings occurred on "trails", "under Prosopis" and in the "periphery of trails". In the long term, the highest number of established saplings occurred only in the "periphery of trails". The number of seeds germinated immediately after fruit production and dung deposition was very low. Survival of seedlings sprouting from dung-germinated seeds did not exceed one week. On "trails" and in the "periphery of trails" the persistence of seeds in dung was low because of dung disintegration by the action of cattle trampling. The seeds that did not remain in dung were probably the source of seeds that will germinate in the next wet season (i.e. 10 months after dung deposition. With different effects depending on cattle site activity and on the stage of the P. flexuosa plant (seed, seedling

  1. Balanço de energia em um solo cultivado com feijão caupi no brejo paraibano Energy balance in a soil cultivated with cowpeas in a mountaineous area in Paraiba, Brazil

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    José R. de S. Lima

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Os componentes do balanço de energia num solo cultivado com feijão caupi nas condições do Brejo Paraibano, foram determinados numa área de 4 ha do Centro de Ciências Agrárias, da UFPB, localizada no município de Areia, PB (6o 58' S, 35o 41' W e 620 m. Para tal, instalou-se uma torre no centro da área, contendo um pluviógrafo, um piranômetro, um saldo radiômetro e sensores para medida da temperatura e da umidade relativa do ar, em dois níveis acima do dossel da cultura; além disso, dois locais no solo foram instrumentados, cada um com duas sondas térmicas instaladas horizontalmente, nas profundidades de z1 = 2,0 cm e z2 = 8,0 cm, além de uma placa destinada à medida do fluxo de calor no solo, a 5,0 cm. Essas medidas foram armazenadas a cada 30 min, num sistema de aquisição de dados. Verificou-se que o valor médio do saldo de radiação (Rn foi de 78%, sendo a Rn utilizada, em média, como 71% no fluxo de calor latente (LE, 19% como fluxo de calor sensível (H e 10% como fluxo de calor no solo (G. A fração do saldo de radiação utilizada como fluxo de calor latente aumentou com a evolução da cobertura do solo pela cultura, enquanto a fração utilizada como fluxo de calor sensível e de calor no solo, diminuiu.The energy balance components in a cowpea crop growing in the mountain region of Paraiba, Brazil ("Brejo Paraibano" was determined in a 4 ha area in the Centro de Ciências Agrárias, UFPB, in the municipality of Areia, PB (6o 58' S, 35o 41' W e 620 m. Measurements of rainfall, net and global radiation were made. Sensors at two levels above the canopy were also mounted, allowing the measurements of air temperature and relative humidity. Below the soil surface, two different sites were provided with two thermal probes, horizontally installed at depths of 2.0 and 8.0 cm, besides a heat flux plate 5.0 cm deep for soil heat flux measurements. All data were stored in a datalogger each 30 min. The average value of the net

  2. Spatial distribution of lead and lead isotopes in soil B-horizon, forest-floor humus, grass (Avenella flexuosa) and spruce (Picea abies) needles across the Czech Republic

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    Sucharova, Julie; Suchara, Ivan [Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Kvetnove namesti 391, 252 43 Pruhonice (Czech Republic); Reimann, Clemens, E-mail: Clemens.Reimann@ngu.no [Geological Survey of Norway, P.O. Box 6315 Sluppen, 7491 Trondheim (Norway); Boyd, Rognvald [Geological Survey of Norway, P.O. Box 6315 Sluppen, 7491 Trondheim (Norway); Filzmoser, Peter [Institute for Statistics and Probability Theory, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10, 1040 Wien (Austria); Englmaier, Peter [Faculty of Life Science, University of Vienna, Althanstr. 14, A-1090 Vienna (Austria)

    2011-07-15

    Highlights: > Pb-concentrations and {sup 206}Pb/{sup 207}Pb isotope ratios are provided for four different sample materials for the Czech Republic. > The paper demonstrates the local impact of a number of different contamination sources. > The data provide clear evidence that traffic emissions are no major source of Pb to the Czech environment. > The data demonstrate that the B-horizon provides no valid 'background' for Pb-concentration or the {sup 206}Pb/{sup 207}Pb isotope ratio. > Pb isotope ratios change during soil weathering and at the interface biosphere/pedosphere. - Abstract: Lead concentrations were determined in samples of soil B-horizon (N = 258), forest-floor humus (O-horizon, N = 259), grass (Avenella flexuosa, N = 251) and spruce (Picea abies, N = 253) needles (2nd year) collected at the same locations evenly spread over the territory of the Czech Republic at an average density of 1 site/300 km{sup 2}. Median Pb concentrations differ widely in the four materials: soil B-horizon: 27 mg/kg (3.3-220 mg/kg), humus: 78 mg/kg (19-1863 mg/kg), grass: 0.37 mg/kg (0.08-8 mg/kg) and spruce needles: 0.23 mg/kg (0.07-3 mg/kg). In the Pb distribution maps for humus, grass and spruce a number of well-known Pb-contamination sources are indicated by unusually high concentrations (e.g., the Pb smelter at Pribram, the metallurgical industry in the NE of the Czech Republic and along the Polish border, as well as the metallurgical industry in Upper Silesia and Europe's largest coal-fired power plant at Bogatynia, Poland). The ratio {sup 206}Pb/{sup 207}Pb was determined in all four materials. The median value of the {sup 206}Pb/{sup 207}Pb isotope ratio in the soil B-horizon is 1.184 (variation: 1.145-1.337). In both humus and grass the median value for the {sup 206}Pb/{sup 207}Pb isotope ratio is 1.162 (variation: 1.130-1.182), in spruce needles the median ratio is 1.159 (variation: 1.116-1.186). In humus, grass and spruce needles the known contamination

  3. Análise microbiológica e bromatológica da água em bebedouros de escolas públicas em Belém do Brejo do Cruz-PB

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    Franklis B. F. Santana

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available A água é um recurso essencial à sobrevivência de todos os seres vivos e o seu fornecimento em quantidade e qualidade é fundamental para a perfeita manutenção da vida humana. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo realizar a análise microbiológica e bromatológica da água em bebedouros de escolas públicas na cidade de Belém do Brejo do Cruz – PB. Para as análises físico-químicas foram coletadas 100 ml de cada amostra e distribuídas entre as seguintes análises: cor, turbidez e pH, enquanto para a análise microbiológica foi utilizada kit Colilert® (técnica de substrato cromogênio. Foi constatado que para a análise microbiológica as amostra E1, E3, E4 e E5 os resultados foram insatisfatório, pois a portaria vigente estabelece que para a água tratada não se admite a presença de coliformes totais e Escherichia coli em amostra de 100 ml. Para a amostra E2 foi observado resultado satisfatório, fator importante para o ambiente escolar. A amostra E6, não se aplica a análise em virtude da água não ser tratada, ou seja, trata-se de água de poço, caracterizando a mesma como imprópria. Quanto a análise físico-química, de amostras coletadas de bebedouros e caixa d’água pode-se observar que a conclusão dos resultados estão todos satisfatória de acordo com as normas estabelecidas pela Portaria 2.914/11 do Ministério da Saúde. Para que a água chegue às residências em boas condições, é necessário que a Estação de Tratamento da Água mantenha os reservatórios em boas condições para que não ocorram alterações na qualidade da água.

  4. Caracterización estructural y propiedades funcionales de las harinas de los frutos de Prosopis alba Griseb., P. chilensis (Molina) Stuntz emend. Burkart y P. flexuosa DC. Desarrollo de un proceso de secado, molienda y mezcla para optimizar la calidad del producto

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    Prosopis alba, P. chilensis y P. flexuosa "algarrobos", características en las regiones fitogeográficas del Chaco y Monte, Argentina, constituyen un recurso natural con innumerables aplicaciones. Si bien el progresivo avance de la desertización ha puesto en riesgo a estas comunidades vegetales, es indudable que en la actualidad constituyen una fuente inagotable de productos y subproductos. A partir del estudio de los caracteres estructurales (micro, ultra, nano), propiedades funcionales y col...

  5. Aspectos produtivos do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. cv. Roxo no brejo paraibano Productive aspects of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. var. Roxo in Paraíba swamp region

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    Estácio Alves dos Santos

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    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de verificar o efeito de diferentes alturas de corte sobre a produtividade do capim-elefante cv. Roxo em épocas de seca e chuva no Brejo paraibano. O esquema experimental foi um fatorial 4 x 2, sendo quatro alturas de corte (0, 15, 30 e 45 cm, duas épocas (períodos seco e chuvoso e quatro blocos. Foram avaliadas as produções por hectare de massa verde (MV, matéria seca total (MS, de folhas (MSF e colmos (MSC e proteína bruta (PB. Após o corte de uniformização, efetuaram-se dois cortes no período seco em intervalos de 90 dias e três no período chuvoso em intervalos de 60 dias. Não houve interação entre altura de corte e a época. Entretanto, à medida que se elevou a altura do corte, reduziram-se as produções de MV, MS e MSC. As produções de PB e MSF não diferiram. Quando elevadas as alturas dos cortes de 0 para 45 cm, houve redução de aproximadamente 33% na produção para MV, 24,83% para MSF e 60% para MSC. Os cortes no período seco foram mais produtivos em relação aos da época chuvosa. As médias das produções de MS, MV, MSF, MSC e PB foram, respectivamente, 4,12; 21,19; 2,65; 1,47 e 0,32 t/ha no período seco e 12,44; 2,45; 1,81; 0,54 e 0,17 t/ha no período chuvoso.This work was carried to evaluate the effect of different cutting heights on the productivity of elephant grass var. Roxo in dry and rainy season in the Paraíba swamp region. A randomized complete block design in a 4 X 2 factorial, arrangement, with four cutting heights (0, 15, 30 and 45 cm, two periods (dry and rainy seasons and 4 blocks were used. It was evaluated the production/ha of fresh matter (FM, dry matter (DM, leaves (DML, stems (DMS and crude protein (CP. After the uniformity cut, two cuts in dry season with 90 days interval and three cuts in the rainy season with 60 days interval were made. There was no interaction between seasons and cutting heights. However, as cutting height increased, the values

  6. Propriedades termodinâmicas de adsorção de água do amido de rizomas do lírio-do-brejo (Hedychium coronarium Thermodynamic properties of water adsortion of the starch of rhizome of swamp lily (Hedychium coronarium

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    Diego Palmiro Ramirez Ascheri

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    Full Text Available Determinaram-se as propriedades termodinâmicas (entalpia diferencial, entropia diferencial, entalpia integral e entropia integral do amido de rizomas do lírio-do-brejo (Hedychium coronarium por meio de isotermas de adsorção de água. As isotermas foram determinadas em atividades de água no intervalo de 0,11 a 0,84, sob temperaturas que variaram de 30 a 50 °C. A Equação de GAB, que se ajustou bem às isotermas experimentais, foi utilizada para estimar as propriedades termodinâmicas de adsorção. As isotermas apresentaram ligeira inversão, indicando a precença de amido danificado. A entalpia diferencial e a entropia diferencial aumentaram com a diminuição da umidade de equilíbrio e correlacionaram entre si confirmando a compensação química linear. Um modelo exponencial do tipo Y = b.e(a/Xe descreveu adequadamente a dependência destas propriedades diferenciais ao teor de umidade de equilíbrio. A entalpia integral e a entropia integral aumentaram continuamente com o teor de umidade de equil��brio, porém com valores negativos para a entropia integral. Estas propriedades termodinâmicas de adsorção de água demonstraram que o amido extraído dos rizomas do lírio-do-brejo possui baixa higrocopicidade apesar da ocorrência de grânulos de amido danificados.Thermodynamic properties where determined (differential enthalpy, of differential entropy, integral enthalpy, and integral entropy of the starch of rhizomes of swamp lily through water adsorption isotherms. The isotherms were determined in water activities in the range of 0.11 to 0.84, in temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 °C. The GAB equation which fits well to the experimental isotherms was used to estimate the properties of thermodynamic adsorption. The slight reversal of the isotherms indicates damaged starch. The enthalpy and entropy differential gap increased with the decrease in moisture and correlated to each other confirming the chemical linear compensation. An

  7. PHYSICAL AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF Hedychium coronarium RHIZOMES AND STARCH CARACTERIZAÇÃO FÍSICA E FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DE RIZOMAS E AMIDO DO LÍRIO-DO-BREJO (Hedychium coronarium

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    Diego Palmiro Ramirez ascheri

    2010-05-01

    ,serif;">O presente trabalho teve por objetivos avaliar a composição de rizomas do lírio-do-bejo (Hedychium coronarium e isolar e caracterizar seu amido, por meio de análises físicas e físico-químicas. A composição química dos grânulos de amido isolados dos rizomas também foi determinada, bem como o formato, tamanho, distribuição de tamanho de partícula por difração a laser, viscosidade de pasta em analisador rápido de viscosidade, poder de inchamento, índice de solubilidade em água, propriedade térmica por calorimetria diferencial de varredura e cristalinidade por difração de raios X. Observou-se que os rizomas apresentaram elevado teor de água e baixos teores de matéria graxa, carboidratos, cinzas, proteínas e fibras. Os rizomas de lírio-do-brejo apresentam-se inadequados para produção de amido, devido ao baixo teor de matéria seca (17,3%, com 21,97% de amido, bem como fibras longas e látex, que dificultam a extração do amido. O amido extraído apresentou pureza de 99,2%, com 37,2% de amilose. Os grânulos de amido apresentaram forma poliédrica irregular e tamanho médio de 38,2 ?m. Constatou-se que a estrutura cristalina dos grânulos de amido é do tipo A, a qual é mantida por intensas forças associativas internas, que reduzem sua solubilidade em água. A temperatura de gelatinização do amido ocorre entre 73,1ºC e 78,7°C. O perfil de viscosidade de pasta do amido mostrou alta estabilidade a 95°C e grande tendência à retrogradação, sendo indicado para uso em indústria de adesivos e alimentos.

    CARACTERIZACIÓN CUANTITATIVA DE PRODUCTOS INTERMEDIOS Y RESIDUOS DERIVADOS DE ALIMENTOS DEL ALGARROBO (PROSOPIS FLEXUOSA Y P. CHILENSIS, FABACEAE: APROXIMACIÓN EXPERIMENTAL APLICADA A RESTOS ARQUEOBOTÁNICOS DESECADOS

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    Aylen Capparelli

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Mediante una aproximación experimental se caracterizan los atributos macromorfológicos cuantitativos de productos intermedios y residuales derivados de Prosopis chilensis y P. flexuosa (Algarrobo blanco y Algarrobo negro respectivamente que potencialmente podrían llegar a formar parte del registro arqueobotánico. Se provee descripción morfoanatómica de la vaina y la semilla de las especies tratadas. Se elaboró harina no refinada y refinada, añapa, aloja y arrope, siguiendo técnicas tradicionalmente utilizadas en el Valle de Hualfín, Catamarca, Argentina, las cuales fueron registradas por la autora en trabajos previos. Se concluye que el análisis cuantitativo de restos macrobotánicos de Prosopis, en conjunto con el cualitativo, permite la identificación de diferentes etapas de procesamiento del Algarrobo. Para ello resulta esencial la distinción entre las dos especies. La proporción de diferentes categorías de semillas y endocarpos es útil para distinguir la harina refinada de la no refinada. Esta última podría indicar la manufactura de patay, ulpo o aloja. Los residuos de la añapa y aloja se caracterizan por presentar semillas con testa plegada, enrollada o levantada, o carecer de ella, y sus cantidades se encuentran disminuidas o aumentadas con respecto a la cantidad inicial de harina utilizada dependiendo de si las semillas que se recuperan son enteras o fragmentadas. Los residuos del arrope se identifican por poseer grandes piezas de epicarpo y porque todos los endocarpos correspondientes a la cantidad de artejos utilizados inicialmente en su preparación se encuentran presentes. Dichos endocarpos se encuentran cerrados, y excepto en el caso de los residuos de arrope, se considera que la mayoría de las asociaciones arqueológicas de restos de Prosopis representa una proporción muy baja del volumen de materia que le dio origen en su contexto dinámico del pasado.

  8. Useful palms (Arecaceae near Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon

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    Henrik Balslev

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    Full Text Available This paper describes the uses of 64 species of palms in 28 villages in Departamento de Loreto, Peru. There, the palms are of great use as food (Bactris gasipaes, Mauritia flexuosa, Euterpe precatoria, Oenocarpus bataua, for fiber production (Astrocaryum chambira, Aphandra natalia, for construction of houses (Euterpe precatoria, Iriartea deltoidea,Socratea exorrhiza, thatching (many species of Attalea, Lepidocaryum tenue and for many medicinal purposes (Euterpe precatoria, Oenocarpus bataua.

  9. Floração, frutificação e síndromes de dispersão de uma comunidade de floresta de brejo na região de Campinas (SP Flowering, fruiting and dispersal syndromes of a wet forest community

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    Andréa Pozetti Spina

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Dados referentes as fenofases de floração e de frutificação, das espécies de uma floresta de brejo, foram analisados quanto à época de ocorrência e suas possíveis variações nos diferentes hábitos. Os dados foram obtidos mensalmente durante o levantamento florístico das plantas vasculares. Foram registrados: o hábito da espécie, a presença ou ausência de flores e/ou frutos, a cor e a textura dos frutos. Os dados de frutificação foram agrupados quanto à deiscência e textura dos frutos, e estes quando secos e deiscentes, foram analisados quanto à presença ou não de arilo ou arilóide, e de mecanismos explosivos de deiscência. Através desta análise as espécies foram classificadas quanto às síndromes de dispersão. Na comunidade a floração e a frutificação ocorreram durante o ano todo com um pico em junho, comum à maioria das espécies. Quando as espécies são agrupadas pelo hábito, são observadas diferenças quanto à época de ocorrência de seus picos de floração e de frutificação ao longo do ano. A síndrome de dispersão mais freqüente foi a zoocoria (75% das espécies, seguida pela anemocoria (27% e pela autocoria (l6%. As espécies arborescentes e arbustivas apresentaram as maiores porcentagens de zoocoria (75% e 57% respectivamente enquanto que, 63% das espécies de lianas apresentaram anemocoria.Flowering and fruiting phenophase data of species from a wet forest community were analyzed. The data were collected monthly during the floristic study. Habit, the presence or absence of flowers and/or fruits, and the color and texture of fruits were registered. Fruiting data were grouped in relation to dehiscence type and texture. When dry and dehiscent the fruits were discriminated by the presence of an aril or arillode or by the explosive dehiscence. By these analyses the species were classified according to their dispersal syndromes. In the community flowering and fruiting occurred during all the year

  10. INFLUÊNCIA DOS FATORES AMBIENTAIS SOBRE O TAMANHO DA LEITEGADA AO NASCER E TAXA DE MORTALIDADE À DESMAMA DE LEITÕES NO BREJO PARAIBANO INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON THE LITTER SIZE AT BIRTH AND OF MORTALITY RATE AT WEANING OF PIGS IN PARAÍBA

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    Luci Sayori Murata

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetiva avaliar a influência dos fatores ambientais sobre o tamanho da leitegada ao nascer e a taxa de mortalidade à desmama de leitões no Brejo Paraibano. Para isso, utilizaram-se dados provenientes de fichas zootécnicas do rebanho da Granja SUPASA no município de Guarabira, Estado da Paraíba, e procedeu-se à análise das fichas zootécnicas do plantel de suínos puros das raças Landrace e Large White e dos animais mestiços (Landrace x Large White, nascidos no período de 1995 a 1996. Foram estudadas as seguintes características: o número de leitões nascidos por leitegada (tamanho da leitegada ao nascer e a taxa de mortalidade dos leitões pré-desmame, em relação à raça da mãe, mês e ano de parição e sexo dos leitões. Após o estudo dos dados coletados, verificaram-se diferenças significativas entre raças para o tamanho da leitegada, a saber: a raça Landrace e os mestiços apresentaram um maior número de leitões nascidos por leitegada do que a Large White; o ano e o mês de parição exerceram efeito significativo sobre o tamanho da leitegada ao nascer, assim como a taxa de mortalidade à desmama. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Eficiência produtiva, mortalidade, raças, reprodução, suínos This experiment was carried out to evaluate the influence of the environmental and genetic factors on the litter size and mortality rate at birth and weaning f pigs in Paraíba, Brazil. The Zootechnical data was collected from farm SUPASA, in the district of Guarabira, state of Paraíba, Brasil. They were analyzed the data of pure swine Landrace and Large White and crossed animals (Landrace x Large White, born in the period from 1995 to 1996. The following characteristics were evaluated number of born pigs per litter (piglets born alive and the rate of mortality of the pigs at weaning, in relation to the mother’s race, month and year of parturition, and sex of the pigs. After the studies of the collected data significant

  11. Notas sobre palmas colombianas y una del Brasil

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    Dugand Armando

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    Full Text Available Por mucho tiempo se ha creído que la palma de moriche de los Llanos orientales, en la región del Meta, era la Mauritia flexuosa L. f., especie típica del genero y originaria de Surinam. Al menos todas las obras botánicas publicadas por autores colombianos sobre la flora de nuestro país coinciden en la identificación anotada, incluso mi reciente trabajo sobre las Palmas de Colombia (Caldasia: 1: 22 y 32. 1940. Sin embargo, en este último trabajo, -que no es más que una nómina preliminar de las palmas descritas o señaladas en Colombia mientras adelanto su estudio sistemático en detalle, -identifiqué como Mauritia minor Burret unos frutos procedentes del Meta y sólo incluía la M. flexuosa ateniéndome a los autores que había consultado, suponiendo que ellos estarían en lo cierto respecto a la existencia de esta especie en Colombia, ya que no contaba yo con material autentico colombiano de la misma. Creía pues que realmente existieran ambas especies, M. flexuosa L.f.. y M. minor Burret, en nuestros Llanos, pero circunstancias recientes han venido a rectificar mi criterio.

  12. Trois palmiers pour trois capitales amazoniennes

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    Full Text Available Les trois grandes capitales amazoniennes ont leur palmier préféré : Euterpe oleracea à Belém, Astrocaryum aculeatum à Manaus, Mauritia flexuosa à Iquitos. Le premier cas trouve une explication simple : Euterpe oleracea est abondant dans la région de Belém et absent des deux autres régions. Les deux autres cas sont plus complexes, car Astrocaryum aculeatum a été propagé, sous l’effet des activités anthropiques, dans la région de Manaus et Mauritia flexuosa, dont l’aire de répartition couvre toute l’Amazonie, ne connaît un réel succès que dans la région occidentale, au Pérou. Ces trois exemples soulignent l’importance des cultures régionales qui conduisent à des utilisations différentes, parfois restrictives, des ressources naturelles et peuvent ainsi constituer une entrave à la mise en valeur du milieu forestier. TRES PALMERAS PARA TRES CAPITALES AMAZÓNICAS. Cada una de las tres grandes capitales amazónicas tiene su palma preferida: Euterpe oleracea es preciada en Belén, Astrocaryum aculeatum en Manaos, y Mauritia flexuosa en Iquitos. El primer caso tiene una explicación simple: Euterpe oleracea abunda en la región de Belén y es ausente en las dos otras regiones. Los dos otros casos se deben a razones más complejas, pues Astrocaryum aculeatum se ha propagado con el efecto de las actividades antrópicas en la región de Manaos, y Mauritia flexuosa, cuya área de distribución cubre toda Amazonía, es afamado únicamente en la región occidental, en el Perú. Estos tres ejemplos ponen de manifiesto la importancia de las culturas regionales que acarrean utilizaciones diferentes, a veces restrictivas, de los recursos naturales y pueden así constituir una traba al manejo del medio selvático. THREE PALMS FOR THREE AMAZONIAN CAPITAL CITIES. Each of the three Amazonian capital cities has its favorite palm: Euterpe oleracea for Belém, Astrocaryum aculeatum for Manaus, and Mauritia flexuosa for Iquitos. While the

  13. Temporal Dynamics and Resource Availability for Drosophilid Fruit Flies (Insect, Diptera) in a Gallery Forest in the Brazilian Savanna

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    Valadao, H.; Du Vall Hay, J.; Tidon, R.

    2010-01-01

    Seasonality can cause severe bottlenecks in natural populations, even leading to local extinction. Large variation in resource availability may explain the bottlenecks, but the role of these variations is still poorly understood. The goal of this study was to analyze if temporal variations in the guild of drosophilids breeding in fruits of Mauritia flexuosa (Arecaceae) can be explained by the shortage of this resource during the dry season. Fruits of M. flexuosa were collected over one year in a gallery forest located in the Central Brazilian Savanna. The drosophilid assemblage varied over time, with a lower density of species and of individuals in the dry season, when the percentage of colonized fruits was also smaller. These findings suggest that although the fruits were available during the dry season, they were under used. This way, the resource availability does not seem to regulate the community in the dry season.

  14. Late Holocene vegetation and fire dynamics from a savanna-forest ecotone in Roraima state, northern Brazilian Amazon

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    da Silva Meneses, Maria Ecilene Nunes; da Costa, Marcondes Lima; Behling, Hermann

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    Two sediment cores from Mauritia flexuosa palm swamps have been studied by pollen and charcoal analysis. The cores Fazenda Cigana (FC) and Terra Indígena Aningal (TIA) were taken from a savanna-forest ecotone area in the Roraima State, northern Brazilian Amazon. Based on 5 radiocarbon dates, these records allow the reconstruction of the vegetation fire and climate dynamics during the past 1550 years. At the FC site was recorded a higher proportion of forest cover, suggesting local wetter climatic conditions favorable for forest expansion, especially by gallery forests, between 1550 and 1400 cal yr BP. Stands of M. flexuosa started to establish on the site indicating sufficient soil moisture. From 1400 to 1050 cal yr BP, forest cover retreated while savanna, and the Mauritia palm swamp expanded considerably. The FC site was marked by savanna and Mauritia cover with a slight increase of forest between ca. 1050 and 900 cal yr BP. From 900 to 300 cal yr BP the savanna and palm swamp taxa became dominant and the forest area decreased. At the TIA site the savanna cover was dominant between 1200 and 1000 cal yr BP. From 1000 to 700 forest expanded while savanna and Mauritia palm swamp reduced. Between 700 and 300 cal yr BP savanna and Mauritia palm swamp increased and forest area decreased. The high amount of charred particles found in the sediments, indicate fires with a marked increase between 1400 to 1000 cal yr BP (FC site) and 700 to 300 cal yr BP (TIA site), and probably caused the retreat of forest cover during these two time intervals. The relatively lower fire activity after 300 cal yr BP until present-day favored the increase of forested area at both TIA and FC sites. The arrival of the European settler and the subsequent introduction of cattle, is suggested as the main reason for the decrease of fire in the study region. The results point the fire caused by indigenous people as the principal controlling factor for forest and savanna dynamics during the past

  15. ARMAZENAMENTO DE SEMENTES DE IPÊ-AMARELO-DO-BREJO (Handroanthus umbellatus (Sond. Mattos. Bignoniaceae

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    Cibele Chalita Martins

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    Full Text Available Seed storage under controlled environmental conditions represents one of the most important lines of research to be applied on short-lived forest species as Handroanthus . The present research aimed to identify the most suitable seed storage conditions and longevity behavior of Handroanthus umbellatus seeds subject to the following storage treatments: packaging permeable paper bags under a no-controlled laboratory temperature and humidity (control and multiwall semipermeable bag at temperatures of -18 ºC, 1 ºC and 25 ºC. Seeds were dried to 6.3% of water content. Stored seeds were evaluated every three months until 24 months for water content, germination percentage and vigor utilizing first counting test. Seeds of T. umbellata are orthodox, with low longevity under natural conditions, once they remain viable for less than 5 months. The best conditions of seed preservation of these species were obtained by storage at -18° C in multiwall bags. Under these conditions physiological seed quality remains unchanged for a 24-month period.

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

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    Cláudio Galuppo Diniz

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

  17. Oligarchic forests of economic plants in amazonia: utilization and conservation of an important tropical resource.

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    Peters, C M; Balick, M J; Kahn, F; Anderson, A B

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    Tropical forests dominated by only one or two tree species occupy tens of millions of hectares in Ammonia In many cases, the dominant species produce fruits, seeds, or oils of economic importance. Oligarchic (Gr. oligo = few, archic = dominated or ruled by) forests of six economic species, i. e., Euterpe oleracea, Grias peruviana, Jessenia bataua, Mauritia flexuosa, Myrciaria dubia, and Orbignya phalerata, were studied in Brazil and Peru Natural populations of these species contain from 100 to 3,000 conspecific adult trees/ha and produce up to 11.1 metric tons of fruit/hd/yr. These plant populations are utilized and occasionally managed, by rural inhabitants in the region. Periodic fruit harvests, if properly controlled have only a minimal impact on forest structure and function, yet can generate substantial economic returns Market-oriented extraction of the fruits produced by oligarchic forests appears to represent a promising alternative for reconciling the development and conservation of Amazonian forests.

  18. Bioactive Compounds Found in Brazilian Cerrado Fruits

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    Elisa Flávia Luiz Cardoso Bailão

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    Full Text Available Functional foods include any natural product that presents health-promoting effects, thereby reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Cerrado fruits are considered a source of bioactive substances, mainly phenolic compounds, making them important functional foods. Despite this, the losses of natural vegetation in the Cerrado are progressive. Hence, the knowledge propagation about the importance of the species found in Cerrado could contribute to the preservation of this biome. This review provides information about Cerrado fruits and highlights the structures and pharmacologic potential of functional compounds found in these fruits. Compounds detected in Caryocar brasiliense Camb. (pequi, Dipteryx alata Vog. (baru, Eugenia dysenterica DC. (cagaita, Eugenia uniflora L. (pitanga, Genipa americana L. (jenipapo, Hancornia speciosa Gomes (mangaba, Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (buriti, Myrciaria cauliflora (DC Berg (jabuticaba, Psidium guajava L. (goiaba, Psidium spp. (araçá, Solanum lycocarpum St. Hill (lobeira, Spondias mombin L. (cajá, Annona crassiflora Mart. (araticum, among others are reported here.

  19. Comparative properties of Amazonian oils obtained by different extraction methods.

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    Ferreira, Bianca Silva; de Almeida, Camila Guimarães; Faza, Lara Pereira; de Almeida, Angelina; Diniz, Cláudio Galuppo; da Silva, Vânia Lúcia; Grazul, Richard Michael; Le Hyaric, Mireille

    2011-07-13

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

  1. Amerindian names of Colombian palms (Palmae

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    Diana Marmolejo

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available A glossary of 1276 Amerindian names or name variants of palms is presented, representing at least 121 species in 64 aboriginal languages of Colombia. The species with documented names in the largest number of languages are Bactris gasipaes, Oenocarpus bataua, Mauritia flexuosa,Euterpe precatoria, andAstrocaryum chambira, which are five of the most used palms in South America. The languages with the largest number of named species are uitoto (48, tikuna (47, muinane (43, siona (34, sikuani (31 and miraña (30. These figures reflect the detailed studies carried out with these ethnic groups, besides the palm diversity of their territories and their knowledge about it. The names are presented in three separate lists –arranged by species, by language, and a global list of names that includes references for each individual record.

  2. Euphorbia latex: a possible source of hydrocarbons and rubber

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    Viaud, P.; Teisseire, D.

    1975-01-01

    Illustrated descriptions are given of 36 plants of potential economic value in underdeveloped tropical countries, classified by use. The plants are either wild or cultivated on a fairly local scale. Accounts of limitations and special requirements and lists of references, research contacts and sources of germ plasm are included for each species. The following tree and shrub species are included: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, C. chayamansa and hearts of several edible palm species including Euterpe edulis (vegetables); Durio species, Garcinia mangostana, Solanum quitoense, Bactris gaspiaes, Citrus grandis, Annona muricata and Pourouma cecropiaefolia (fruits); Orbignya martiana, Caryocar species, Jessenia polycarpa and Simmondsia chinensis (oil seeds); Acacia albida, Brosimum alicastrum, Cassia sturtii, Atriplex species and Prosopis tamarungo (forage (browse)); Mauritia flexuosa (fruit, wood, etc.); Euphorbia antisyphilitica (wax); and Parthenium argentatum (rubber).

  3. Bioactive Compounds Found in Brazilian Cerrado Fruits

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    Bailão, Elisa Flávia Luiz Cardoso; Devilla, Ivano Alessandro; da Conceição, Edemilson Cardoso; Borges, Leonardo Luiz

    2015-01-01

    Functional foods include any natural product that presents health-promoting effects, thereby reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Cerrado fruits are considered a source of bioactive substances, mainly phenolic compounds, making them important functional foods. Despite this, the losses of natural vegetation in the Cerrado are progressive. Hence, the knowledge propagation about the importance of the species found in Cerrado could contribute to the preservation of this biome. This review provides information about Cerrado fruits and highlights the structures and pharmacologic potential of functional compounds found in these fruits. Compounds detected in Caryocar brasiliense Camb. (pequi), Dipteryx alata Vog. (baru), Eugenia dysenterica DC. (cagaita), Eugenia uniflora L. (pitanga), Genipa americana L. (jenipapo), Hancornia speciosa Gomes (mangaba), Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (buriti), Myrciaria cauliflora (DC) Berg (jabuticaba), Psidium guajava L. (goiaba), Psidium spp. (araçá), Solanum lycocarpum St. Hill (lobeira), Spondias mombin L. (cajá), Annona crassiflora Mart. (araticum), among others are reported here. PMID:26473827

  4. Bioactive Compounds Found in Brazilian Cerrado Fruits.

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    Bailão, Elisa Flávia Luiz Cardoso; Devilla, Ivano Alessandro; da Conceição, Edemilson Cardoso; Borges, Leonardo Luiz

    2015-10-09

    Functional foods include any natural product that presents health-promoting effects, thereby reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Cerrado fruits are considered a source of bioactive substances, mainly phenolic compounds, making them important functional foods. Despite this, the losses of natural vegetation in the Cerrado are progressive. Hence, the knowledge propagation about the importance of the species found in Cerrado could contribute to the preservation of this biome. This review provides information about Cerrado fruits and highlights the structures and pharmacologic potential of functional compounds found in these fruits. Compounds detected in Caryocar brasiliense Camb. (pequi), Dipteryx alata Vog. (baru), Eugenia dysenterica DC. (cagaita), Eugenia uniflora L. (pitanga), Genipa americana L. (jenipapo), Hancornia speciosa Gomes (mangaba), Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (buriti), Myrciaria cauliflora (DC) Berg (jabuticaba), Psidium guajava L. (goiaba), Psidium spp. (araçá), Solanum lycocarpum St. Hill (lobeira), Spondias mombin L. (cajá), Annona crassiflora Mart. (araticum), among others are reported here.

  5. Las palmas entre los grupos cazadores-recolectores de la Amazonia Colombiana

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    Full Text Available We compare past and present systems of management of palms in the Colombian Amazon, based on archaeological studies of preceramic groups in the middle Caquetá region and ethnographic research on the nomadic Nukak people, who inhabit northeastern Guaviare department. Astrocaryum aculeatum, Attalea maripe, Mauritia flexuosa, Oenocarpus bataua, Oenocarpus bacaba y Oenocarpus mapora, have been used from the early Holocene through the present time. Among these, Oenocarpus bataua has remained the most important food species. We conclude that one of the mananging strategies of the tropical rain forest is the simultaneous improvement of ecological units, especially in the tertiary sedimentary plains, and that such management probably has a long history in the region.Se presenta una comparación sobre el manejo de las palmas en la Amazonia Colombiana, basado en los resultados de un estudio arqueológico de grupos precerámicos en la región del Medio Caquetá y uno etnográfico del pueblo nómada Nukak que habita la zona nororiental del departamento del Guaviare. Se encontró que Astrocaryum aculeatum, A ttalea maripa, Mauritia flexuosa, Oenocarpus bataua, Oenocarpus bacaba y Oenocarpus mapora son algunas de las palmas usadas desde el Holoceno temprano hasta el presente. Entre estas Oenocarpus bataua es la especie más importante como fuente de alimento. Así mismo, se concluye que una de las estrategias de manejo en el bosque húmedo tropical es el aprovechamiento simultáneo de diferentes unidades ecológicas, con predominio del plano sedimentario terciario. Es probable que este tipo de manejo tenga en la región una larga historia.

  6. Diversity of symbiotic root endophytes of the Helotiales in ericaceous plants and the grass, Deschampsia flexuosa

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    Zijlstra, J.D.; Hof, van 't P.; Baar, J.; Verkley, G.J.M.; Summerbell, R.C.; Paradi, I.; Braakhekke, W.G.; Berendse, F.

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    In a study of fungi growing in various root-associated habitats in and around Picea mariana, black spruce, in northern Ontario, Canada, an examination was made of the degree to which differences in growth sites within an area of a few square kilometers might influence the structure of

  7. As questões etnico-raciais em escolas estaduais na região do brejo paraibano

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    Full Text Available Educar para as relações étnico-raciais é romper com o posicionamento tácito da escola sobre as questões de discriminação racial e valorização da diversidade presente no Brasil. Sendo assim, nossa pequisa objetivou avaliar como está se constituindo a educação para as relações étnico-raciais em escolas estaduais do ensino médio, em três munícipios: Areia, Alagoa Grande e Remígio/PB. Utilizamos um questionário semi-estruturado, respondido por 622 estudantes; 4 gestores e 12 professores. Podemos afirmar que ainda precisa de debates sobre as questões étnico-raciais dentro da escola, sobretudo, para a superação da discriminação e o preconceito racial; oferecer fomação docente e melhorar a qualificação os materiais a serem utilizados.

  8. As questões etnico-raciais em escolas estaduais na região do brejo paraibano

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    Educar para as relações étnico-raciais é romper com o posicionamento tácito da escola sobre as questões de discriminação racial e valorização da diversidade presente no Brasil. Sendo assim, nossa pequisa objetivou avaliar como está se constituindo a educação para as relações étnico-raciais em escolas estaduais do ensino médio, em três munícipios: Areia, Alagoa Grande e Remígio/PB. Utilizamos um questionário semi-estruturado, respondido por 622 estudantes; 4 gestores e 12 professores. Podemos ...

  9. Temporal variability in methane fluxes from tropical peatlands within the Peruvian Amazon

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    Murphy, Wayne; Berrio, Juan Carlos; Boom, Arnoud; Page, Sue; Arn Teh, Yit

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    Tropical peatlands are one of the largest soil carbon (C) reservoirs globally and play a significant role in modulating fluxes of C between the tropical biosphere and atmosphere. These C fluxes are of global importance because tropical wetlands are the single largest natural source of atmospheric methane (CH4); while land-use change and biomass burning also contribute to the growing global atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) burden. Amazonian peatlands play a potentially important role in regional and global atmospheric budgets of C because of their large extent. These ecosystems cover an estimated 150,000km2, which is roughly three-quarters the size of Indonesian peatlands; the world's most extensive and well-studied tropical peatlands. Here we report CH4 fluxes from a lowland tropical peatland in the Pastaza-Maranon foreland basin in Peru, one of the largest peatland complexes in the lowland Amazon Basin. Strong prolonged seasonal rainfall events and the annual Amazon River flood-pulse may lead to pronounced temporal variability in biogeochemical cycling and trace gas fluxes, and this study explored how CH4 fluxes varied among wet and dry season periods in a number of key vegetation types in this region. Sampling was concentrated in 3 of the most numerically-dominant vegetation types: Forested Swamp, Mixed Palm Swamp and Mauritia flexuosa-dominated Palm Swamp, with data collection occurring in both wet and dry seasons over a 2 year period from 2012-2014 (4 field campaigns in total). Overall mean CH4 fluxes from the Forested Swamp, Mixed Palm Swamp and Mauritia flexuosa-dominated Palm Swamp for the entire sampling period were 31.06 ± 3.42 mg CH4 - C m-2 d-1, 52.03 ± 16.05 mg CH4 - C m-2 d-1 and 36.68 ± 4.32 mg CH4 - C m-2 d-1. CH4 emissions, when averaged across the entire dataset, did not differ significantly among habitats. However, when CH4 emissions were aggregated by season, the Mixed Palm Swamp showed a significantly different emissions from all other

  10. Characterizing peat palm forest degradation in the Peruvian Amazon from space and on the ground

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    Hergoualc'h, Kristell; Gutierrez-Velez, Victor Hugo; van Lent, Jeffrey; Verchot, Louis Vincent

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    Peru has the second largest area of peatlands in the Tropics however little is known on how the biogeochemical cycle of its peat forests can be affected through anthropogenic intervention. The most representative land cover on peat is a Mauritia flexuosa-dominated palm swamp forest which has been under human pressure over decades due the high demand for the M. flexuosa fruit often collected by cutting down the entire palm. Degradation of these carbon-dense forests can severely affect emissions of greenhouse gases and contribute to climate change. The objectives of this research were to assess the impacts on soil trace gas fluxes and biomass carbon stocks of peat palm swamp forest degradation and to explore the potential of remote sensing methods combined with field measurements to map the distribution of peat palm swamp forest according degradation levels. Results suggest a shift in forest composition from palm- to woody-tree dominated forest following degradation. We also found that human intervention in peat palm swamp forest can translate into substantial reductions in tree carbon stocks with a decrease in initial biomass (above and below-ground) stocks (118.3 ± 1.1 Mg C ha-1) by 26 and 44% following medium and high degradation. Preliminary results suggest high and low soil CH4 and CO2 emission rates on average, as compared to Southeast Asian peat swamp forests whereas N2O emissions are of the same magnitude. Degradation seems to disrupt soil respiration mainly through micro-climatic changes induced by reduced canopy cover. The analysis indicates a good potential to discriminate areas of peat palm swamp forest with different levels of degradation from other land covers, suggesting the feasibility of monitoring peat palm swamp forest degradation using remote sensing analyses.

  11. Effects of litters with different concentrations of phenolics on the competition between Calluna vulgaris and Deschampsia flexuosa

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    Hofland-Zijlstra, J.D.; Berendse, F.

    2010-01-01

    We hypothesized that the outcome of competition between ericaceous plants and grasses is strongly affected by the concentrations of phenolics in the litter that they produce. To test the effect of phenolic-rich litter on soluble soil nitrogen concentrations, plant nitrogen uptake and inter-specific

  12. Effect of temperature, salinity and biofilm on the zoospores settlement of Enteromorpha flexuosa (Wulfen) J.Agardh

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    The effect of temperature (10-30 degrees C), salinity (15-35 psu) and biofilm on the settlement of Enteromorpha flexousa zoospores was assessed. Settlement of zoospores was significantly (p less than 0.05) influenced by both temperature and salinity...

  13. Interactive effects of elevated CO2, warming, and drought on photosynthesis of Deschampsia flexuosa in a temperate heath ecosystem

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    Albert, Kristian Rost; Ro-Poulsen, H.; Mikkelsen, Teis Nørgaard

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    on photosynthesis. These are clearly advantageous characteristics when exposed to climate changes. In conclusion, after 1 year of experimentation, the limitations by low soil water availability and stimulation in early and late season by warming clearly structure and interact with the photosynthetic response......Global change factors affect plant carbon uptake in concert. In order to investigate the response directions and potential interactive effects, and to understand the underlying mechanisms, multifactor experiments are needed. The focus of this study was on the photosynthetic response to elevated CO2...... not decrease gs, but stimulated Pn via increased Ci. The T×CO2 synergistically increased plant carbon uptake via photosynthetic capacity up-regulation in early season and by better access to water after rewetting. The effects of the combination of drought and elevated CO2 depended on soil water availability...

  14. Determination of the oxidative stability by DSC of vegetable oils from the Amazonian area.

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    Pardauil, Juliana J R; Souza, Luiz K C; Molfetta, Fábio A; Zamian, José R; Rocha Filho, Geraldo N; da Costa, C E F

    2011-05-01

    Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and a Rancimat method apparatus were applied to evaluate the oxidative stability of buriti pulp oil (Mauritia flexuosa Mart), rubber seed oil (Hevea brasiliensis), and passion fruit oil (Passiflora edulis). The Rancimat measurements taken for the oxidative induction times were performed under isothermal conditions at 100°C and in an air atmosphere. The DSC technique involved the oxidation of oil samples in an oxygen-flow DSC cell. The DSC cell temperature was set at five different isothermal temperatures: 100, 110, 120, 130 and 140°C. During the oxidation reaction, an increase in heat was observed as a sharp exothermic curve. The value T(0) represents the oxidative induction time, which is determined from the downward extrapolated DSC oxidative curve verses the time axis. These curves indicate a good correlation between the DSC T(0) and oxidative stability index (OSI) values. The DSC method is useful because it consumes less time and less sample. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. AMAZON RAINFOREST COSMETICS: CHEMICAL APPROACH FOR QUALITY CONTROL

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    Mariko Funasaki

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The market for natural cosmetics featuring ingredients derived from Amazon natural resources is growing worldwide. However, there is neither enough scientific basis nor quality control of these ingredients. This paper is an account of the chemical constituents and their biological activities of fourteen Amazonian species used in cosmetic industry, including açaí (Euterpe oleracea, andiroba (Carapa guianensis, bacuri (Platonia insignis, Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa, buriti (Mauritia vinifera or M. flexuosa, cumaru (Dipteryx odorata, cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum, guarana (Paullinia cupana, mulateiro (Calycophyllum spruceanum, murumuru (Astrocaryum murumuru, patawa (Oenocarpus bataua or Jessenia bataua, pracaxi (Pentaclethra macroloba, rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora, and ucuuba (Virola sebifera. Based on the reviewed articles, we selected chemical markers for the quality control purpose and evaluated analytical methods. Even though chromatographic and spectroscopic methods are major analytical techniques in the studies of these species, molecular approaches will also be important as used in food and medicine traceability. Only a little phytochemical study is available about most of the Amazonian species and some species such as açaí and andiroba have many reports on chemical constituents, but studies on biological activities of isolated compounds and sampling with geographical variation are limited.

  16. Fatty acids profile of pulp and nuts of Brazilian fruits

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    Paulo Afonso da Costa

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Fruits and nuts from the North and Northeast regions of Brazil were collected to determine the fatty acid profile of their oils. The species studied were Brazil (Bertholletia excelsa H.B.K., Mucajá (Couma rigida M., Inajá (Maximiliana maripa D., Jenipapo (Genipa Americana L., and Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L. nuts. Fatty acid methyl esters were analyzed by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (GC-FID. Brazil nut major fatty acid was 18:3n-3 (α-linolenic acid, and Buriti nut had approximately 23 times more 18:3n-3 than the pulp. Mucajá nut presented high content of 12:0 (lauric acid and 16:0 (palmitic acid, and Mucajá pulp showed significant levels of 18:2n-6 (linoleic acid. Considering the PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acid sum values, almost all fruits and nuts analyzed presented very high levels of these compounds. Regarding n-6/n-3 ratio, only Brazil Nut, Buriti Nut, Inajá pulp, and Jenipapo pulp corresponded to the desired profile. These Brazilian fruits and nuts could be of potential interest due to their high nutritive value and lipid content.

  17. STRUCTURE OF NATURAL REGENERATION IN RELATION TO SOIL PROPERTIES AND DISTURBANCE IN TWO SWAMP FORESTS

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    Marly Antonielle Ávila

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    Full Text Available Veredas (palm swamps is a type of vegetation associated with watercourses, characterized by the presence of Mauritia flexuosa palm trees. These systems are not well understood and suffer from high anthropogenic pressure. The aims of this study were to describe the natural regeneration of two swamp forests in vereda systems with different anthropogenic impacts and investigate if the variation in these plant communities are associated to edaphic conditions. The study was performed in preserved and impacted sites located in the Environmental Protection Area of the Pandeiros River in northern Minas Gerais. At each site, one hundred 25 m2 plots were established for surveying regenerating shrubs and trees (≥1 cm diameter at the base of the stem and < 3 cm diameter at breast height. Vegetation structure was evaluated by phytosociological parameters, similarity index, and size distribution of individuals. Regenerating strata was correlated with chemical and physical soil analyses. The vegetation at the preserved site was characterized by a higher number of individuals and a lower diversity but contained species that were typical of flooded areas. The results also showed differences in soil nutrient availability between sites that influenced the distribution of species at the two study sites.

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

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    Fernando Braga Stehling Dias

    2008-12-01

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

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

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

    2008-12-01

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

  20. Neotropical peatland methane emissions along a vegetation and biogeochemical gradient.

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    Winton, R Scott; Flanagan, Neal; Richardson, Curtis J

    2017-01-01

    Tropical wetlands are thought to be the most important source of interannual variability in atmospheric methane (CH4) concentrations, yet sparse data prevents them from being incorporated into Earth system models. This problem is particularly pronounced in the neotropics where bottom-up models based on water table depth are incongruent with top-down inversion models suggesting unaccounted sinks or sources of CH4. The newly documented vast areas of peatlands in the Amazon basin may account for an important unrecognized CH4 source, but the hydrologic and biogeochemical controls of CH4 dynamics from these systems remain poorly understood. We studied three zones of a peatland in Madre de Dios, Peru, to test whether CH4 emissions and pore water concentrations varied with vegetation community, soil chemistry and proximity to groundwater sources. We found that the open-canopy herbaceous zone emitted roughly one-third as much CH4 as the Mauritia flexuosa palm-dominated areas (4.7 ± 0.9 and 14.0 ± 2.4 mg CH4 m-2 h-1, respectively). Emissions decreased with distance from groundwater discharge across the three sampling sites, and tracked changes in soil carbon chemistry, especially increased soil phenolics. Based on all available data, we calculate that neotropical peatlands contribute emissions of 43 ± 11.9 Tg CH4 y-1, however this estimate is subject to geographic bias and will need revision once additional studies are published.

  1. Neotropical peatland methane emissions along a vegetation and biogeochemical gradient.

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    R Scott Winton

    Full Text Available Tropical wetlands are thought to be the most important source of interannual variability in atmospheric methane (CH4 concentrations, yet sparse data prevents them from being incorporated into Earth system models. This problem is particularly pronounced in the neotropics where bottom-up models based on water table depth are incongruent with top-down inversion models suggesting unaccounted sinks or sources of CH4. The newly documented vast areas of peatlands in the Amazon basin may account for an important unrecognized CH4 source, but the hydrologic and biogeochemical controls of CH4 dynamics from these systems remain poorly understood. We studied three zones of a peatland in Madre de Dios, Peru, to test whether CH4 emissions and pore water concentrations varied with vegetation community, soil chemistry and proximity to groundwater sources. We found that the open-canopy herbaceous zone emitted roughly one-third as much CH4 as the Mauritia flexuosa palm-dominated areas (4.7 ± 0.9 and 14.0 ± 2.4 mg CH4 m-2 h-1, respectively. Emissions decreased with distance from groundwater discharge across the three sampling sites, and tracked changes in soil carbon chemistry, especially increased soil phenolics. Based on all available data, we calculate that neotropical peatlands contribute emissions of 43 ± 11.9 Tg CH4 y-1, however this estimate is subject to geographic bias and will need revision once additional studies are published.

  2. Biting rates and developmental substrates for biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Iquitos, Peru.

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    Mercer, David R; Spinelli, Gustavo R; Watts, Douglas M; Tesh, Robert B

    2003-11-01

    Biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) were collected at 16 periurban and rural sites around Iquitos, Peru, between 17 October 1996 and 26 May 1997. Culicoides paraensis (Goeldi), the principal vector of Oropouche virus, was the most commonly collected species (9,086 flies) with Culicoides insinuatus Wirth & Blanton second (7,229 flies). Although both species were collected at all sampling sites (linear (distance surveyed approximately 25 km), C. paraensis dominated at northern collection sites (> 90%), whereas C. insinuatus prevailed at southern collection sites (> 60%). C. paraensis were collected from human sentinels at a constant rate throughout daylight hours, at similar rates during wet and dry months, and regardless of rainfall. Larval developmental substrates for C. paraensis included decaying platano (Musa x paradisiaca L. [Musaceae]) stems, stumps, flowers, fruits, and debris beneath platano trees as well as from soil beneath a fruiting mamay (Syzygium malaccense Merr. & Perry [Myrtaceae] ) tree and organic-rich mud along a lake shoreline. C. insinuatus adults likewise emerged from decaying platano and organic-rich mud along a lake shoreline, but also from debris accumulated in the axils of aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa L. [Palmae]) fronds and decaying citrus fruit. Despite high numbers of biting adults near putative substrates, adults of neither species emerged from other decomposing plant material, soil, phytotelmata, or artificial containers. Because both species of biting midges emerged in high numbers from all parts of platano (ubiquitous in Iquitos), it will be challenging to control them through sanitation.

  3. Foraging density for squirrel monkey Saimiri sciureus in two forests in Puerto Lopez - Colombia

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    Jorge Astwood R.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective. Forest remnants were analyzed to determine the density of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus and the degree of alteration of the forest, by selecting areas for the conservation and maintenance of the species in natural environments. Materials and methods. Linear transects were conducted on two wooden fragments, “La Reforma” and “Campo Hermoso” farms (Puerto Lopez, Meta, Colombia, recording sightings of squirrel monkeys and identifying the tree species used by the primates. Results. The fragments studied correspond to trails at the edge of water bodies with low connectivity. Highest density values were observed on the second transect of La Reforma, a possible consequence of an overcrowding phenomenon due to the high degree of isolation of the fragment. The species preferentially used as refuge and food source were: Bellucia grossularioides, Eugenia jambos, Inga alba, Mauritia flexuosa, Pseudolmedia laevis and Rollinia edulis. Conclusions. The phenology of the plant species allows for a dynamic food supply, considering the constant availability of food for the primates. Therefore, despite the evident ecological problem of these forests, it is possible to use active restoration programs to strengthen the existing dynamics and balance the biogeochemical dynamics of the ecosystem, so that socioeconomic human activities are not in conflict with conservation efforts and vice versa.

  4. Enzootic transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi and T. rangeli in the Federal District of Brazil Transmissão enzoótica de Trypanosoma cruzi e T. rangeli no Distrito Federal, Brasil

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    Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves

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    Full Text Available The Federal District of Brazil (DF lies within the Cerrado biome, where open shrubland (savannas is interspersed with riverside gallery forests and permanent swamps (veredas. Trypanosoma cruzi-infected native triatomines occur in the area, but the enzootic transmission of trypanosomatids remains poorly characterized. A parasitological survey involving sylvatic triatomines (166 Rhodnius neglectus collected from Mauritia flexuosa palms and small mammals (98 marsupials and 70 rodents, totaling 18 species was conducted in 18 sites (mainly gallery forests and veredas of the DF. Parasites were isolated, morphologically identified, and characterized by PCR of nuclear (mini-exon gene and kinetoplast DNA (kDNA. Six R. neglectus, seven Didelphis albiventris and one Akodon cursor were infected by trypanosomes; wild reservoir infection is documented for the first time in the DF. kDNA PCR detected T. cruzi in five R. neglectus and mini-exon gene PCR revealed T. cruzi I in isolates from D. albiventris. Parasites infecting one bug yielded T. rangeli KP1+ kDNA amplicons. In spite of the occurrence of T. cruzi-infected D. albiventris (an important wild and peridomestic reservoir and R. neglectus (a secondary vector displaying synanthropic behavior, a low-risk of human Chagas disease transmission could be expected in the DF, considering the low prevalence infection recorded in this work. The detection of T. rangeli KP1+ associated with R. neglectus in the DF widens the known range of this parasite in Brazil and reinforces the hypothesis of adaptation of T. rangeli populations (KP1+ and KP1- to distinct evolutionary Rhodnius lineages.O Distrito Federal (DF do Brasil está localizado no bioma Cerrado, um complexo de fisionomias savânicas incluindo matas de galeria e campos úmidos permanentes (veredas. Triatomíneos silvestres infectados por Trypanosoma cruzi ocorrem na área, mas a transmissão enzoótica de tripanossomatídeos permanece insuficientemente

  5. Major components in oils obtained from Amazonian palm fruits

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    Santos, M. F. G.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Native palm trees belong to the Arecaceae family and are among the most useful plant resources in the Amazons. Despite its great diversity and various uses, few species have been study in detail, which makes it necessary to perform more comprehensive studies on the quality and composition of species not yet explored. This study deals with the characterization of the major compounds in the oils obtained from the mesocarp of fruits of the main palm species from the State of Amapá, Brasil, i.e. bacaba (Oenocarpus bacaba, buriti (Mauritia flexuosa, inajá (Maximiliana maripa, pupunha (Bactris gasipaes and tucumã (Astrocaryum vulgare. Physicochemical characteristics, fatty acids and triacylglycerol (TAG contents were analyzed by HPLC and GC. The proximate composition of the fruits was also analyzed. The results relating to acidity, peroxide value and polar compounds indicate good quality of the oils obtained. Oleic acid ranging from 39.2 to 71.6% and palmitic acid ranging from 20.8 to 39.6% were the two major fatty acids in all the samples. The oils from inajá were characterized by the presence of significant amounts of lauric (4.6% and miristic (10.7% acids while in bacaba, buriti, pupunha and tucumã, as in most edible vegetable oils, only the fatty acids of 16 and 18 carbon atoms were present. Accordingly, the major TAG species in all the samples were POP, POO and OOO. The mesocarp of the palm fruit had a high content in lipids ranging from 17.0% for pupunha to 38.3% for bacaba, expressed as dry basis.Las palmeras nativas de la familia Arecaceae constituyen recursos alimentarios de gran importancia en la región amazónica. A pesar de su diversidad y utilidad, muchas especies son poco conocidas por lo que son de interés los estudios dirigidos a conocer la calidad y composición de las especies menos exploradas para evaluar su potencial económico. El objetivo de este estudio fue la caracterización de los aceites obtenidos del mesocarpio

  6. Minor components in oils obtained from Amazonian palm fruits

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    Santos, M. F.G.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This study deals with the characterization of minor compounds in oils obtained from the mesocarp of fruits of the main palm species from the State of Amapá, Brazil, i.e. bacaba (Oenocarpus bacaba, buriti (Mauritia flexuosa, inajá (Maximiliana maripa, pupunha (Bactris gasipaes and tucumã (Astrocaryum vulgare. The concentration of minor glyceridic compounds, i.e. dimeric triacylglycerols (TAG, the oxidized TAG and diacylglycerols (DAG related to oil quality, and the compounds of unsaponifiable matter, i.e. hydrocarbons, aliphatic alcohols, sterols and tocopherols have been determined. The results indicate that the extracted oils had good initial quality, with DAG as the major glyceridic compound. The contents of hydrocarbons (50-734 mg·kg–1 and aliphatic alcohols (80-490 mg·kg–1 were highly variable with inajá oil containing the highest contents. In the case of tocopherols, buriti (1567 mg·kg–1 and tucumã (483 mg·kg–1 oils had the highest contents and the presence of significant amounts of tocotrienols was only detected in inajá oil. Finally, high concentrations of sterols were found in all the samples, particularly in the oils from pupunha (4456 mg·kg–1 and tucumã (2708 mg·kg–1, with β-sitosterol being the major sterol in all the samples with percentages between 65 and 83%.El objetivo de este estudio fue la caracterización de los componentes menores presentes en los aceites obtenidos del mesocarpio de frutos de especies de bacaba (Oenocarpus bacaba, buriti (Mauritia flexuosa, inajá (Maximiliana maripa, pupuña (Bactris gasipaes y tucumá (Astrocaryum vulgare, de importante producción en el Estado de Amapá, Brasil. Se determinaron las dos principales fracciones presentes en los aceites. Por una parte, los compuestos menores derivados de los componentes mayoritarios o triglicéridos (TAG: dímeros de TAG, TAG oxidados y diglicéridos (DAG relacionados con la calidad de los aceites y, por otra, los principales grupos

  7. USOS DE LAS PALMAS EN LA AMAZONIA COLOMBIANA

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    LAURA MESA

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de obtener un diagnóstico del estado actual de conocimiento sobre usos de las palmas en la Amazonia colombiana, se revisaron las principales fuentes de información. Treinta y seis de las 41 etnias indígenas consideradas tuvieron registros de uso. Se registraron 82 especies de palmas usadas (78% de las potenciales y 165 usos distribuidos en ocho categorías; todos los usos se presentan de manera detallada en un catálogo. Las categorías de uso más importantes fueron: utensilios y herramientas, construcción, y alimentación humana. Las diez especies más importantes fueron Bactris gasipaes, Euterpe precatoria, Mauritia flexuosa, Oenocarpus bataua, Attalea maripa, Oenocarpus minor, Astrocaryum chambira, Iriartea deltoidea, Oenocarpus bacaba y Socratea exorrhiza; la mayoría de ellas también han sido registradas como las más importantes en otras partes del Neotrópico. No se encontró ninguna información sobre usos de palmas para varios grupos indígenas, especialmente para las etnias cocama, letuama, piaroa, pisamira y yurí, para las cuales se requieren investigaciones detalladas. Se concluye que a pesar de los vacíos de información, los resultados muestran que las palmas son un recurso muy importante con un gran potencial, y una pieza fundamental para la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo sustentable de la Amazonia colombiana. Sugerimos la inclusión de las especies más importantes en programas de manejo y agroforestales, al igual que la implementación y popularización de técnicas de cosecha no destructivas. Recomendamos además que las investigaciones futuras estén enfocadas en desarrollar estrategias de manejo que garanticen el uso sostenible de todas estas especies útiles.

  8. Enzootic transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi and T. rangeli in the Federal District of Brazil.

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    Gurgel-Gonçalves, Rodrigo; Ramalho, Eduardo Dias; Duarte, Marco Antônio; Palma, Alexandre Ramlo Torre; Abad-Franch, Fernando; Carranza, Julio Cesar; Cuba Cuba, César Augusto

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    The Federal District of Brazil (DF) lies within the Cerrado biome, where open shrubland (savannas) is interspersed with riverside gallery forests and permanent swamps (veredas). Trypanosoma cruzi-infected native triatomines occur in the area, but the enzootic transmission of trypanosomatids remains poorly characterized. A parasitological survey involving sylvatic triatomines (166 Rhodnius neglectus collected from Mauritia flexuosa palms) and small mammals (98 marsupials and 70 rodents, totaling 18 species) was conducted in 18 sites (mainly gallery forests and veredas) of the DF. Parasites were isolated, morphologically identified, and characterized by PCR of nuclear (mini-exon gene) and kinetoplast DNA (kDNA). Six R. neglectus, seven Didelphis albiventris and one Akodon cursor were infected by trypanosomes; wild reservoir infection is documented for the first time in the DF. kDNA PCR detected T. cruzi in five R. neglectus and mini-exon gene PCR revealed T. cruzi I in isolates from D. albiventris. Parasites infecting one bug yielded T. rangeli KP1+ kDNA amplicons. In spite of the occurrence of T. cruzi-infected D. albiventris (an important wild and peridomestic reservoir) and R. neglectus (a secondary vector displaying synanthropic behavior), a low-risk of human Chagas disease transmission could be expected in the DF, considering the low prevalence infection recorded in this work. The detection of T. rangeli KP1+ associated with R. neglectus in the DF widens the known range of this parasite in Brazil and reinforces the hypothesis of adaptation of T. rangeli populations (KP1+ and KP1-) to distinct evolutionary Rhodnius lineages.

  9. Abrupt vegetation transitions characterise long-term Amazonian peatland development

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    Roucoux, K. H.; Baker, T. R.; Gosling, W. D.; Honorio Coronado, E.; Jones, T. D.; Lahteenoja, O.; Lawson, I. T.

    2012-04-01

    Recent investigations of wetlands in western Amazonia have revealed the presence of extensive peatlands with peat deposits of up to 8 m-thick developing under a variety of vegetation types (Lähteenoja et al. 2012). Estimated to cover 150,000 km2 (Schulman et al. 1999), these peatlands make a valuable contribution to landscape and biological diversity and represent globally important carbon stores. In order to understand the processes leading to peat formation, and the sensitivity of these environments to future climatic change, it is necessary to understand their long-term history. The extent to which peatland vegetation changes over time, the stability of particular communities, the controls on transitions between vegetation types and how these factors relate to the accumulation of organic matter are not yet known. We report the first attempt to establish the long-term (millennial scale) vegetation history of a recently-described peatland site: Quistococha, a palm swamp, or aguajal, close to Iquitos in northern Peru. The vegetation is dominated by Mauritia flexuosa and Mauritiella armata and occupies a basin which is thought to be an abandoned channel of the River Amazon. We obtained a 4 m-long peat sequence from the deepest part of the basin. AMS-radiocarbon dating yielded a maximum age of 2,212 cal yr BP for the base of the peat, giving an average accumulation rate of 18 cm per century. Below the peat are 2 m of uniform, largely inorganic pale grey clays of lacustrine origin, which are underlain by an unknown thickness of inorganic sandy-silty clay of fluvial origin. Pollen analysis, carried out at c. 88-year intervals, shows the last 2,212 years to be characterised by the development of at least four distinct vegetation communities, with peat accumulating throughout. The main phases were: (1) Formation of Cyperaceae (sedge) fen coincident with peat initiation; (2) A short-lived phase of local Mauritia/Mauritiella development; (3) Development of mixed wet

  10. Indicadores biológicos de qualidade do solo em diferentes sistemas de uso no brejo paraibano Biological indicators of soil quality in different land use systems in paraiban swamp region, Brazil

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    Mônica Lima Pôrto

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available A avaliação da qualidade do solo é uma ferramenta importante para monitorar a sua degradação, bem como planejar a implantação de práticas sustentáveis de manejo. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar indicadores biológicos de qualidade do solo em um Latossolo Amarelo distrófico, submetido a diferentes sistemas de uso em Areia-PB. Foram utilizadas amostras de solo coletadas na camada arável (0-20 cm em áreas de mata nativa, fruticultura, cana-de-açúcar, sucessão de cultivos, pastagem e consórcio de culturas. Foram avaliados o carbono orgânico total (COT, carbono da biomassa microbiana (CBM, quociente microbiano (qMic, respiração basal (RB e quociente metabólico (qCO2. Os resultados obtidos indicaram que as áreas sob gramíneas apresentaram uma tendência de manutenção do COT e menores reduções no CBM, entretanto, apresentaram elevados valores de qCO2, indicando a ocorrência de um processo degradativo. A área sob fruticultura apresentou leves reduções no COT e CBM e baixos valores de qCO2, indicando que esse sistema pode estar se ajustando a um novo estado de equilíbrio. As áreas sob sucessão de cultivos e consórcio de culturas apresentaram as maiores reduções no COT e CBM e elevados valores de qCO2, demonstrando um elevado estágio de degradação desses sistemas. Pode-se concluir que todos os sistemas agrícolas estudados promoveram perda de qualidade do solo, sendo esse fato mais pronunciado nas áreas sob manejo mais intensivo. O CBM e qCO2 mostraram-se bastantes sensíveis às alterações decorrentes do uso agrícola do solo, apresentando grande potencial para estudos de sua qualidade.Soil quality evaluation is an important tool for the monitoring of soil degradation as well as for planning the adoption of sustainable agricultural management practices. The objective of this study was to evaluate some biological indicators of the soil quality of a dystrophic Yellow Latosol (Oxisol under different land use systems in Areia, Paraíba, Brazil. Soil samples were taken form the plow layer (0-20 cm at six sites: native vegetation (moist Atlantic forest, fruit culture (cashew crop, sugarcane, crop succession (sorghum/common bean/castor bean, pasture (Brachiaria decumbens, and a combined cropping system (castor bean + sorghum. Total organic carbon (TOC, microbial biomass carbon (MBC, microbial quotient (qMic, basal respiration (BR and metabolic quotient (qCO2 were evaluated. The results indicated that treatments under grasses, such as sugarcane and pasture, showed a tendency to maintain the TOC contents with lower reductions in MBC. However, higher qCO2 values were found under these treatments, which may indicate the occurrence of degradation processes. Slight reductions in TOC and MBC values and low qCO2 values were verified in the cashew crop, suggesting that the soil under this system could be adjusting to a new equilibrium state. Crop succession and combined cropping system treatments had the largest reductions in TOC and MBC with the highest qCO2 values, which suggests a stage of advanced degradation. It can be concluded that all the agroecosystems evaluated in this study resulted in loss of soil quality, which was pronounced in the most intensively managed treatments. The MBC and qCO2 were highly sensitive to land use changes and show great potential for soil quality evaluations.

  11. Water and energy balance in the cultivated and bake soil in a montane area in Paraiba, Brazil; Balanco hidrico e de energia em solo cultivado e sem vegetacao, para as condicoes do brejo paraibano

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    Lima, Jose Romualdo de Sousa

    2004-02-01

    In the areas of rain fed agriculture it is very important to quantify losses of water by evapotranspiration and soil evaporation. The methods used for measuring evapotranspiration and/or evaporation varies from direct measurements techniques, using lysimeters, to measurements of the water and energy balances. The precision lysimeters have high cost, being only used for research purposes. The water and energy balances methods have been very used due the simplicity, robustness and lower cost. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the water and energy balance components in the soil cultivated with cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp) and without vegetation, besides comparing the methods used to determine the cowpea evapotranspiration. Two experiments (2002 and 2003) were performed in the 4 ha area of the Centro de Ciencias Agrarias, UFPB, municipality of Areia, Paraiba State (6 deg C 58 S, 5 deg C 41 W). To determine the energy balance, the area was instrumented with a rain gauge, a pyrano meter, a net radiometer, and sensors for measuring air temperature and humidity, and wind speed in two levels. Two locals, in the soil, were instrumented with two temperature sensors located at 2.0 cm and 8.0 cm below soil surface and one heat flux plate placed at 5.0 cm below soil surface. The measurements were recorded every 30 minutes on a data logger. To determine the water balance, three plots were installed, composed one-meter access tube for neutron probe measurements, and 8 tensiometers. The results show very good correlation between the aerodynamic method and the Bowen ration energy balance method, for all atmospherics and soil water conditions. For the two years, in average 72% of the net radiation was used by crop evapotranspiration. The energy and water balance can be used, the determine the crop evapotranspiration and soil evaporation, and regardless of the method used, the major water use by crop occurred in the reproductive stage. In the year of 2002, the average values for actual evapotranspiration obtained by using the water balance and energy balance, were 4.33 and 3.98 mm day{sup -1} respectively. In the year of 2003, were respectively 4.2 and 4.1 mm. day{sup -1}. Also, it was verified that the crop did not suffer water stress in the two-year period of study.

  12. Sazonalidade e Padrões Diários de Atividade de Machos de Euglossina (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apini e Preferências por Fragrâncias Artificiais em um Remanescente de Brejo de Altitude na Paraíba

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    Rodrigo Farias

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    Abstract. Euglossina bees are distributed exclusively in the Neotropical Region, with around 200 species described. By the usage of artificial fragrances as baits, it is possible to accomplish faunistic inventories and study several ecological aspects of the group. To contribute to the knowledge of the biodiversity of a Montane Atlantic Forest remnant, concerning to Euglossina, seven fragrances were used as baits in different climatic periods. A total of 2,981 males belonging to 14 species of Euglossina were collected. Abundance and richness were higher in the dry period. Changes in the daily activity patterns were observed from a period to the other. Generally, in the rainy season the males were more active after 11am and in the dry season between 8am and 11am. Euglossa carolina (Nemésio, Eulaema nigrita (Lepeletier and Eulaema cingulata (Fabricius were the most abundant species on both periods. Ionone beta was the fragrance which attracted more species and specimens.

  13. Mudanças na estrutura da vegetação lenhosa em três porções da mata de galeria do Córrego Bacaba (1999-2006, Nova Xavantina-MT

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    Aline Miguel

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    Full Text Available Este estudo, realizado na Mata de Galeria do córrego Bacaba (14º41'S e 52º20'W, em Nova Xavantina, MT, avaliou as mudanças na estrutura da vegetação no período de 1999 a 2006. Em 1999, foram demarcadas 141 parcelas permanentes em três porções da mata (alto, meio e baixo, em um gradiente topográfico, e medidos os indivíduos com CAP ≥ 15 cm. No inventário de 2006, os indivíduos foram remedidos e os recrutas, computados. Em 2006, amostraram-se 135 espécies, 113 gêneros e 49 famílias. A posição hierárquica das espécies apresentou mudanças expressivas em relação a 1999. Na porção do alto, as espécies com maior valor de importância (VI foram: Astrocaryum vulgare, Diospyros guianensis e Calophyllum brasiliense. Essa porção pode ter sido a mais afetada pelo fogo que atingiu a área em 2001, visto que uma espécie típica de ambientes antropizados passou a ocupar a primeira posição de VI. No meio, as espécies mais importantes em 2006 foram: Aspidosperma subincanum, Tetragastris altissima e Hymenaea courbaril. No baixo, apenas Mauritia flexuosa manteve a mesma posição do inventário anterior, e a maior alteração hierárquica foi apresentada pelas espécies pioneiras, sugerindo um fechamento da vegetação. Entre as 10 espécies de maior VI em 2006, nenhuma foi comum às três porções da mata. Características estruturais distintas da vegetação entre áreas geograficamente tão próximas podem estar relacionadas à heterogeneidade do ambiente. As mudanças no VI registradas nas espécies das três porções de mata reforçam a ideia de que esta apresenta elevada dinâmica.

  14. COMPOSICIÓN FLORÍSTICA Y ESTRUCTURA DE LOS BOSQUES RIBEREÑOS DE LA CUENCA BAJA DEL RÍO PAUTO, CASANARE, COLOMBIA

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    Diego Mauricio Cabrera-Amaya

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    Full Text Available Se caracterizó la composición florística y aspectos de la estructura de la vegetación en bosques ribereños de la cuenca baja del río Pauto (Colombia, Casanare utilizando la información de nueve parcelas de 20 x 50 m (1000 m², se midieron el diámetro a la altura del pecho (DAP, la altura total y cobertura de la copa. Se analizó la riqueza y los valores de importancia por especie y por familia. Se realizó un análisis para establecer una clasificación local de los tipos de bosque, los cuales se describieron en términos de clases diamétricas y altimétricas, diagramas estructurales e índice de predominio fisionómico. Se registraron 185 especies, 127 géneros y 56 familias, la mayor riqueza florística se agrupó en las familias Rubiaceae, Moraceae, Myrtaceae, Fabaceae y Bignoniaceae y en los géneros Ficus, Piper, Psychotria e Inga. Las familias con mayor IVF fueron Arecaceae, Fabaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Moraceae y Verbenaceae. Las especies más importantes según su IVI fueron: Attalea butyracea, Clarisia biflora, Sarcaulus brasiliensis, Dendropanax arboreus e Inga interrupta. Se encontraron seis comunidades, de las cuales sólo la primera se ha mencionado con anterioridad: 1 Palmar de Mauritia flexuosa y Euterpe precatoria, 2 Bosque de galería de Copaifera pubiflora y Homalium racemosum, 3 Bosque de vega de Discocarpus spruceanus y Sloanea terniflora, 4 Bosque de vega de Attalea butyracea y Garcinia madruno, 5 Bosque de galería de Attalea butyracea e Inga interrupta, y 6 Bosque de vega Attalea butyracea y Clarisia biflora. Los bosques presentan múltiples estratos con alturas del dosel desde los 18 m sobre las riberas de los caños, hasta 25 m en las vegas de los ríos. La riqueza y la composición concuerdan con los patrones florísticos de la Orinoquía colombiana, especialmente a nivel de familia, pero son menos las coincidencias a nivel de género y especie. La concentración de individuos en clases diamétricas pequeñas es

  15. GEOMORFOLOGÍA Y ESTRATIGRAFÍA DE LAS FORMACIONES CUATERNARIAS EN LA REGIÓN DEL TRAPECIO AMAZÓNICO COLOMBIANO

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    ALEXIS JARAMILLO JUSTINICO

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    Full Text Available En la región del trapecio amazónico de Colombia, las secuencias sedimentarias recientes (neo formación dependen en su forma y en su estabilidad del ciclo anual de inundación del río Amazonas. Entre los materiales sedimentarios no afectados por el ciclo actual del río se reconoce a la terraza de Leticia-Tabatinga, de edad estimada entre 8000 y 10000 años A.P., aunque es posible que su modelado se generara en el tardiglaciar (14.000 años AP.. Sus sedimentos están recubiertos por la Formación Iça y es la más alta de las unidades geológicas que aún conservan su morfología plana original. Otros materiales sedimentados se han acumulado como depósitos de canal asociado a drenajes sobre la terraza, con una edad aproximada de alrededor de 8.600 años A.P. Los lagos asociados con cananguchales (palmares dominados por Mauritia flexuosa se reconocen sobre la terraza de Leticia y se encuentran en las áreas donde se observa erosión diferencial, fenómeno que es relativamente reciente de hace aproximadamente 530 años A.P. Entre las unidades geológicas vinculadas con las zonas inundadas por el ciclo anual del río Amazonas, figuran los sistemas lacustres de Zapatero y Yahuarcaca cuya formación se estima entre 240 años A.P. y 150 años A.P., se hallan cercadas por la terraza aluvial La Milagrosa de edad estimada en 131 años A.P., que es cubierta por el agua en épocas de niveles altos de lluvias. También se reconocen geoformas (neoformación de sistemas aluviales meándricos, como barras de arena, canales, canales de drenaje que conectan un río con otro, o un río a un lago o dos trazos de un río. Las geoformas y los materiales de neoformación son jóvenes y tienen demasiada evolución debido al modelado permanente del paisaje que está directamente relacionada con alteraciones procedentes de la intervención humana (cambio climático que influyen directamente en las dinámicas fluviales en el territorio.

  16. Seasonal variability in methane and nitrous oxide fluxes from tropical peatlands in the western Amazon basin

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    Y. A. Teh

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available The Amazon plays a critical role in global atmospheric budgets of methane (CH4 and nitrous oxide (N2O. However, while we have a relatively good understanding of the continental-scale flux of these greenhouse gases (GHGs, one of the key gaps in knowledge is the specific contribution of peatland ecosystems to the regional budgets of these GHGs. Here we report CH4 and N2O fluxes from lowland tropical peatlands in the Pastaza–Marañón foreland basin (PMFB in Peru, one of the largest peatland complexes in the Amazon basin. The goal of this research was to quantify the range and magnitude of CH4 and N2O fluxes from this region, assess seasonal trends in trace gas exchange, and determine the role of different environmental variables in driving GHG flux. Trace gas fluxes were determined from the most numerically dominant peatland vegetation types in the region: forested vegetation, forested (short pole vegetation, Mauritia flexuosa-dominated palm swamp, and mixed palm swamp. Data were collected in both wet and dry seasons over the course of four field campaigns from 2012 to 2014. Diffusive CH4 emissions averaged 36.05 ± 3.09 mg CH4–C m−2 day−1 across the entire dataset, with diffusive CH4 flux varying significantly among vegetation types and between seasons. Net ebullition of CH4 averaged 973.3 ± 161.4 mg CH4–C m−2 day−1 and did not vary significantly among vegetation types or between seasons. Diffusive CH4 flux was greatest for mixed palm swamp (52.0 ± 16.0 mg CH4–C m−2 day−1, followed by M. flexuosa palm swamp (36.7 ± 3.9 mg CH4–C m−2 day−1, forested (short pole vegetation (31.6 ± 6.6 mg CH4–C m−2 day−1, and forested vegetation (29.8 ± 10.0 mg CH4–C m−2 day−1. Diffusive CH4 flux also showed marked seasonality, with divergent seasonal patterns among ecosystems. Forested vegetation and mixed palm swamp showed significantly higher

  17. Seasonal variability in methane and nitrous oxide fluxes from tropical peatlands in the western Amazon basin

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    Arn Teh, Yit; Murphy, Wayne A.; Berrio, Juan-Carlos; Boom, Arnoud; Page, Susan E.

    2017-08-01

    The Amazon plays a critical role in global atmospheric budgets of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). However, while we have a relatively good understanding of the continental-scale flux of these greenhouse gases (GHGs), one of the key gaps in knowledge is the specific contribution of peatland ecosystems to the regional budgets of these GHGs. Here we report CH4 and N2O fluxes from lowland tropical peatlands in the Pastaza-Marañón foreland basin (PMFB) in Peru, one of the largest peatland complexes in the Amazon basin. The goal of this research was to quantify the range and magnitude of CH4 and N2O fluxes from this region, assess seasonal trends in trace gas exchange, and determine the role of different environmental variables in driving GHG flux. Trace gas fluxes were determined from the most numerically dominant peatland vegetation types in the region: forested vegetation, forested (short pole) vegetation, Mauritia flexuosa-dominated palm swamp, and mixed palm swamp. Data were collected in both wet and dry seasons over the course of four field campaigns from 2012 to 2014. Diffusive CH4 emissions averaged 36.05 ± 3.09 mg CH4-C m-2 day-1 across the entire dataset, with diffusive CH4 flux varying significantly among vegetation types and between seasons. Net ebullition of CH4 averaged 973.3 ± 161.4 mg CH4-C m-2 day-1 and did not vary significantly among vegetation types or between seasons. Diffusive CH4 flux was greatest for mixed palm swamp (52.0 ± 16.0 mg CH4-C m-2 day-1), followed by M. flexuosa palm swamp (36.7 ± 3.9 mg CH4-C m-2 day-1), forested (short pole) vegetation (31.6 ± 6.6 mg CH4-C m-2 day-1), and forested vegetation (29.8 ± 10.0 mg CH4-C m-2 day-1). Diffusive CH4 flux also showed marked seasonality, with divergent seasonal patterns among ecosystems. Forested vegetation and mixed palm swamp showed significantly higher dry season (47.2 ± 5.4 mg CH4-C m-2 day-1 and 85.5 ± 26.4 mg CH4-C m-2 day-1, respectively) compared to wet season emissions

  18. A DIVISÃO SEXUAL DO TRABALHO NA AGRICULTURA FAMILIAR: entre a invisibilidade e a desvalorização do trabalho (reprodutivo de mulheres trabalhadoras rurais do município de Brejo/MA frente à expansão da monocultura de soja

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    Nilma Angélica dos Santos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This article is a characterization of the sexual division of labor on family agriculture where the productive character of female labor is made invisible and stripped of his social recognition as work. Discusses the process of domination/exploitation in which women are incorporated by their gender and their unfavorable socioeconomic position as peasant family farmers. Demonstrating even as women are particularly affected by the land expropriation process and other resources of peasant family agriculture caused by expansion of soy agribusiness in the region.

  19. Dieta e uso de habitat da jararaca-do-brejo, Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi (Serpentes, Colubridade) em domínio subtropical do Brasil Diet and habitat use of swamp racer snake, Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi (Serpentes, Colubridae) in subtropical domains of Brazil

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    Pedro T. Leite; Simone de F. Nunes; Sonia Z. Cechin

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    A serpente Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi, 1820 é um grande colubrídeo neotropical que habita áreas abertas na América do Sul. Sua dieta é composta principalmente por anfíbios, mas inclui outros itens como mamíferos e lagartos. A dissecção de 224 espécimes desta serpente, provenientes dos estados do Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina e Paraná, preservados em coleções herpetológicas do Brasil e um estudo de campo entre 1996 e 1998, fornecem informações sobre os hábitos alimentares e uso de habit...

  20. Dieta e uso de habitat da jararaca-do-brejo, Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi (Serpentes, Colubridade em domínio subtropical do Brasil Diet and habitat use of swamp racer snake, Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi (Serpentes, Colubridae in subtropical domains of Brazil

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    Pedro T. Leite

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A serpente Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi, 1820 é um grande colubrídeo neotropical que habita áreas abertas na América do Sul. Sua dieta é composta principalmente por anfíbios, mas inclui outros itens como mamíferos e lagartos. A dissecção de 224 espécimes desta serpente, provenientes dos estados do Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina e Paraná, preservados em coleções herpetológicas do Brasil e um estudo de campo entre 1996 e 1998, fornecem informações sobre os hábitos alimentares e uso de habitat dessa serpente em domínio subtropical no Brasil. Essa serpente alimenta-se de anfíbios (80%, em sua maioria da família Leptodactylidae, mamíferos (10% e lagartos (2%. Foi verificada mudança ontogenética na dieta de M. bifossatus, o tamanho das presas ingeridas aumenta com o aumento de tamanho da serpente. Essa espécie ocorre principalmente em áreas abertas, algumas vezes perto de áreas antrópicas em domínio subtropical no Brasil.Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi, 1820 is a large neotropical colubrid snake that inhabits open areas in South America. The diet is mainly composed by frogs, but it includes other items like mammals and lizards. The dissection of 224 specimens of this snake, proceeding from the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná, stored in herpetological collections in Brazil and a field study between 1996 and 1998, provided information on dietary habits and habitat use of this snake in subtropical domains in Brazil. This snake eats mainly amphibians of the family Leptodactylidae (80%, mammals (10% and lizards (2%. There is ontogenetic diet shift in M. bifossatus, as the snake grows, the range of preys grows as well. M. bifossatus occur in open areas.

  1. Amazon peatlands: quantifying ecosytem's stocks, GHG fluxes and their microbial connections

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    Cadillo-Quiroz, Hinsby; Lähteenoja, Outi; Buessecker, Steffen; van Haren, Joost

    2017-04-01

    Reports of hundreds of peatlands across basins in the West and Central Amazon suggest they play an important, previously not considered regional role in organic carbon (OC) and GHG dynamics. Amazon peatlands store ˜3-6 Gt of OC in their waterlogged soils with strong potential for conversion and release of GHG, in fact our recent, and others', efforts have confirmed variable levels of GHG emissions (CO2, N2O, CH4), as well as variable microbial communities across rich to poor soil peatlands. Here, we report early results of quantification of different components making up the aboveground C stocks, the rates and paths for GHG release, and microbial organisms occurring in three ecologically distinct peatland types in the Pastaza-Marañon region of the Peruvian Amazon. Evaluations were done in duplicated continuous monitoring plots established since 2015 at a "palm swamp" (PS), poor "pole forest" (pPF) and a rich "forested" (rF) peatlands. Although overall vegetation "structure" with a few dominant plus several low frequency species was common across the three sites, their botanical composition and tree density was highly contrasting. Aboveground C stocks content showed the following order among sites: rF>PS>pPF, and hence we tested whether this differences can have a direct effect on CH4 emissions rates. CH4 emissions rates from soils were observed in average at 11, 6, and 0.8 mg-C m-2 h-1for rF, PS, and pPF respectively. However, these estimated fluxes needed to be revised when we develop quantifications of CH4 emissions from tree stems. Tree stem fluxes were detected showing a broad variation with nearly nill emissions in some species all the way to maximum fluxes near to ˜90 mg-C m-2 h-1 in other species. Mauritia flexuosa, a highly dominant palm species in PS and ubiquitous to the region, showed the highest ranges of CH4 flux. In the PS site, overall CH4 flux estimate increased by ˜50% when including stem emission weighted by trees' species, density and heights

  2. Geomorphic and Geologic Influences in a Tropical Semi-Humid Climate Ecosystem

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    Augustin, C. R.; Rodrigues, B. M.

    2012-12-01

    Direct influences of geology and landforms in ecosystems are not always easy to identify. This influence seems to occur in the development of the Veredas, an ecosystem belonging to the Cerrado, the second biggest biome in Brazil. The Veredas ecosystem which can also be considered as a river system is one of the most striking and still not very well understood landscape feature of this biome. It occurs along a swamp type of shallow depressions that function as hydrological channels with permanent water flow but no terraces that could indicate depositional processes. They are characterized by a linear specific vegetation cover of hydrophytes including different types of palm wetlands (Melastomataceae), the most representative of which is the Mauritia flexuosa. The objective is to study these hydrological systems with the help of GIS techniques and field data in order to understand the main factors affecting their spatial distribution. The studied eco-fluvial systems comprise nine drainage basins distributed in 33,448.13 km2 in the Minas Gerais State, Brazil (1508'/180 S and 4805'/5105' W), located in a tropical semi-humid climate. Images of TM/Landsat 5 and geologic maps were used as well as an Elevation Digital SRTM-NASA-2001 Model processed using ArcGIS 10 and SPRING-INPE 4.3. Various morphometric indicators and longitudinal river profiles were also obtained complemented by field data. Results show that the Veredas present mostly slow flows what seems to be an important factor for maintaining the ecosystem as such. As a specific ecosystem as well as drainage systems they change characteristics along the geologic and geomorphic domains. They present a more representative cover of wetland palm trees accompanying shallow incised channels while running over two platos sequences elaborated on Cretaceous sandstones. In the higher portions of the Urucuia Plato (+600m) the river systems are less dense and geological control influences the occurrence of parallel patterns of

  3. Nature conservation and grazing management. Free-ranging cattle as a driving force for cyclic vegetation seccession

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    Bokdam, J.

    2003-01-01

    Key-words : biodiversity, herbivory, wilderness, non-linear dynamics, mosaic cycling, grassland, wood encroachment, forest, Bos taurus , Calluna vulgaris , Deschampsia flexuosa.This thesis examines the suitability of controlled and wilderness grazing as conservation management tool for open,

  4. Holocene climatic fluctuations from Lower Brahmaputra flood plain ...

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    phaea nouchali, Typha latifolia, Trapa bispinosa,. Lemna minor, Eichhornia crassipes, Utricularia flexuosa, U. exoieta, Spirodela polyrhiza, Wolffia arrhiza, Nelumbo nucifera, Myriophyllum indicum,. Ceratopteris thalictroides, Marsilea minuta, Pistia stratiotes, Salvinia oblongifolia and Azolla pinnata, respectively. However ...

  5. Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at candidate genes involved in abiotic stress in two Prosopis species of hybrids

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    Maria F. Pomponio; Susana Marcucci Poltri; Diego Lopez Lauenstein; Susana Torales

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    Aim of the study: Identify and compare SNPs on candidate genes related to abiotic stress in Prosopis chilensis, Prosopis flexuosa and interspecific hybridsArea of the study: Chaco árido, Argentina. Material and Methods: Fragments from 6 candidate genes were sequenced in 60 genotypes. DNA polymorphisms were analyzed.Main Results: The analysis revealed that the hybrids had the highest rate of polymorphism, followed by P. flexuosa and P. chilensis, the values found are comparable to other forest...

  6. Alternative substrates for production of Heliconia psittacorum L ...

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    The following substrates were tested: (i) soil + sand + bovine manure (SSB); (ii) soil + sand + goat manure (SSG); (iii) decomposed buriti stem (Mauritia vinifera, Mart.) (DBS); (iv) Carnauba (Copernicia prunifera) industry residual + carbonized rice husks (CRR); (v) semidecomposed residual of carnauba industry (RCI) and ...

  7. Radiocarbon, oxygen 18 and deuterium as ground water tracers at Juazeiro do Norte and Nova Olinda - CE/Brazil; Radiocarbono, oxigenio-18 e deuterio como tracadores das aguas subterraneas em Juazeiro do Norte e Nova Olinda - CE

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    Santiago, Marlucia Freitas; Silva, Carla M.S. Vidal; Frischkorn, Horst; Mendes Filho, Josue [Ceara Univ., Fortaleza, CE (Brazil)

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    Environmental isotopes, radiocarbon, oxygen-18 and deuterium, were measured in underground waters from the Cariri region, in the South of Ceara State. This region is of great economic importance for the State. It consists of a plateau, the Chapada do Araripe, and a sedimentary basin, the Cariri Valley, on its foot. Geologic formations are, from top to bottom, Exu, Arajara and Santana, forming the Plateau, and Rio da Batateira, Abaiara, Missao Velha, Brejo Santo and Mauriti in the Cariri Valley. Formations Arajara, Santana, Abaiara and Brejo Santo are aquitards, the others are aquifers. The Cariri is the only region of the State which uses exclusively groundwater for domestic, agricultural and industrial supplies. The results indicate mixtures of meteoric waters from rapid infiltration without suffering evaporation and a paleo-component, marked by low {sigma}{sup 18} O and {sigma}{sup 2} H, originating from percolation through the Araripe Plateau. (author)

  8. Avaliação do desenvolvimento de mudas nativas em uma área paludosa, no município de Inconfidentes, MG

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    Bruna Mélega Sarmento

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho trata-se da avaliação inicial do desenvolvimento de cem mudas nativas, durante onze meses, plantadas numa área paludosa na fazenda experimental da Escola Agrotécnica Federal de Inconfidentes – EAFI , Inconfidentes, MG. As dez espécies nativas escolhidas para o plantio foram Nectandra nitidula (canelinha, Croton urucurana (sangra-d’água, Inga vera (ingá, Triplaris americana (pau-formiga, Alchornea glandulosa (tapiá, Erythrina falcata (moxoco, Cordia ecalyculata (café-de-bugre, Cedrela odorata (cedro-do-brejo, Acacia polyphylla (monjoleiro e Citronella gongonha (laranjeira-do-brejo. Foram plantadas dez mudas de cada espécie, no espaçamento de 1,5 x 2,0 m em setembro do ano de 2007. Foram feitas avaliações mensais até o mês de julho do ano de 2008. Os parâmetros utilizados nas avaliações foram: Altura (H, Diâmetro à Altura do Solo (DAS e Diâmetro de Copa. Nas onze avaliações, esses parâmetros mostraram que as espécies apresentaram diferentes ritmos de desenvolvimento, em função da área ser permanentemente encharcada. As espécies que se destacaram em Altura, DAS e Diâmetro de Copa foram Citronella gongonha (laranjeira-do-brejo e Cedrela odorata (cedro-do-brejo, significando que essas espécies são as mais propícias para o ambiente paludoso

  9. Famílias escravas, libertos e a dinâmica da escravidão no sertão baiano (18761888)

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    Washington Santos Nascimento

    2007-01-01

    This paper discusses slave families and the power relationships between freedwomen and their former masters in the interior of Bahia during the second half of the nineteenth century, namely in the Arraial do Brejo Grande (presentday Ituaçu), in the Southwest of Bahia. Focusing on the case study of two slave families and examining the freedwomen´s court battles with their former masters for custody of their children, the paper seeks to provide insights into the dynamics and c...

  10. IMPACTS OF ECOTOURISM ON THE BOG OF SERRA NEGRA - BEZERROS/ PE

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    Carolina Florio Castro

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available The “Brejo da Serra Negra” ( Bog of Serra Negra has become an area of interest of manysectors of society, among them tourism in its different forms. Ecotourism is one of thepropellers of tourism and defined by the Institute of Ecotourism of Brazil as : “the practice ofrecreational, sporting or educational tourism using, in a sustainable form, natural and culturalassets, encouraging conservation, promoting environmental awareness and assuring the wellbeing of the populations involved” (Instituto de Ecoturismo do Brasil, 1995. Within thisperspective some questions such as : how does ecotourism is developed in the concernedarea? What are the impacts caused on Brejo da Serra Negra ( Bog of Serra Negra? How isenvironmental awareness being addressed? should be answered.The Brejo da Serra Negra has been the constant aim of ecotourism because of its very uniquebeauty and the fact that it is a climatic sub-humid area in the hinterlands of Pernambuco andattraction to the so-called radical sports, ecologic tours, caverns exploring as well as camping.

  11. Utilization and leaching of nitrate from two Deschampsia- dominated heathland sites: a lysimeter study using intact soil columns

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    Troelstra, S.R.; Wagenaar, R.; Smant, W.

    1997-01-01

    High deposition levels of atmospheric ammonia in the Netherlands have led to the major replacement of dwarf shrubs by grasses and to elevated nitrification rates in acid heathland soils. In order to study the efficacy of a naturally established grass-heath of Deschampsia flexuosa at capturing NO3-,

  12. Phytophthora multivora sp. nov., a new species recovered from declining Eucalyptus, Banksia, Agonis and other plant species in Western Australia

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    Scott, P.M.; Burgess, T.I.; Barber, P.A.; Shearer, B.L.; Stukely, M.J.C.; Hardy, G.E.St.J.; Jung, T.

    2009-01-01

    A new Phytophthora species, isolated from rhizosphere soil of declining or dead trees of Eucalyptus gomphocephala, E. marginata, Agonis flexuosa, and another 13 plant species, and from fine roots of E. marginata and collar lesions of Banksia attenuata in Western Australia, is described as

  13. Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) marker associated ...

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    Jane

    2011-06-29

    Jun 29, 2011 ... by combined RAPD and ISSR markers. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 7: 2333-. 2340. Cony MA, Trione SO (1998). Inter- and interspecific variability in. Prosopis flexuosa and P. chilensis: seed germination under salt and moisture stress. J. Arid Environ. 40: 307-317. Crawford RMM (1978). Mineral Nutrition (Chapter 6).

  14. A native species with invasive behaviour in coastal dunes: evidence for progressing decay and homogenization of habitat types

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    Nielsen, Knud Erik; Degn, Hans Jørgen; Damgaard, Christian

    2011-01-01

    A new species has recently invaded coastal dune ecosystems in North West Europe. The native and expansive inland grass, Deschampsia flexuosa, progressively dominating inland heaths, has recently invaded coastal dunes in Denmark, occasionally even as a dominant species. A total of 222 coastal loca...

  15. Changes in the onset of spring growth in shrubland species in response to experimental warming along a north-south gradient in Europe

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    Prieto, Patricia; Penuelas, Josep; Niinemets, Üelo

    2009-01-01

    Species responsive to increased temperatures were Vaccinium myrtillus and Empetrum nigrum in Wales, Deschampsia flexuosa in Denmark, Calluna vulgaris in Netherlands, Populus alba in Hungary and Erica multiflora in Spain. Although the acceleration of spring growth was the commonest response to warming...

  16. Průběh dynamiky přízemní vegetace v závislosti na rozpadu a následné regeneraci stromového patra v horských smrčinách Krkonoš v období 1995–2006

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    Vávrová, Eva; Cudlín, Pavel

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    Roč. 47, č. 1 (2010), s. 179-188 ISSN 0139-925X R&D Projects: GA MŽP(CZ) SP/1A6/108/07 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60870520 Keywords : Picea abies * Vaccinium myrtillus * Avenella flexuosa * Calamagrostis villosa * air pollution * GIS Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  17. Organic nitrogen uptake and endophytic, mutualistic fungi in Dutch heathland ecosystems

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    Zijlstra, J.D.

    2006-01-01

    Dutch heathlands were formerly dominated by the evergreen dwarf shrubs Calluna vulgaris and Erica tetralix, but during the 1970s and 1980s both species were increasingly displaced by the grasses Deschampsia flexuosa and Molinia caerulea . The causes of these changes include the direct and indirect

  18. Public Policy in Project Rural Settlement: Contemporary Challenges

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    Bruna Nogueira Almeida Ratke

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim is to know the rural settlement "Brejo dos Altos" to discuss whether the laws and public policies would be sufficient to encourage sustainable production and strengthening family agriculture to be able to promote the new rural development model. It used bibliographical and qualitative research to analyze the concepts and agrarian policy objectives, land policy, land reform, settlement and seated, according to the data collected. With land reform was an improvement in the quality of life of farmers, however, there are numerous challenges to be overcome in order to achieve the objectives of land policy.

  19. Contribuição ao estudo químico e avaliação da atividade antioxidante dos frutos verdes de Clusia paralicola (Clusiaceae)

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    Rafaela Oliveira Ferreira

    2011-01-01

    Clusia paralicola (Clusiaceae) têm ocorrência nas florestas nordestinas, especialmente do semi-árido e dos brejos de altitude, é conhecida popularmente como pororoca. Este trabalho descreve o estudo químico e a avaliação da atividade antioxidante dos frutos verdes de Clusia paralicola. O estudo químico resultou no isolamento e identificação de dois biflavonóides (GB-1-7-O-glicosídeo e 3,8-binaringenina-7-O-β-glicosídeo), uma catequina (epicatequina), dois esteróides (β-sitosterol...

  20. Aspectos ecológicos de Mabuya arajara Rebouças-Spieker, 1981 (Squamata, scincidae) na encosta da chapada do Araripe, Nordeste do Brasil

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    Cardozo Ribeiro, Samuel

    2011-01-01

    Mabuya arajara (Scincidae) é um lagarto encontrado em alguns Brejos-de-altitude do estado do Ceará, escassamente estudado quanto a aspectos de sua biologia e ecologia. Nesse estudo avaliamos o período de atividade, o uso do hábitat, a ecologia térmica, a dieta, a reprodução e os parasitas pulmonares associados ao lagarto em um ambiente de Mata-úmida da Chapada do Araripe, Ceará, Brasil, entre os meses de Setembro de 2009 e Julho de 2010. Foram capturados 131 lagartos para análise dos dados. O...

  1. High Resilience in Heathland Plants to Changes in Temperature, Drought, and CO2 in Combination: Results from the CLIMAITE Experiment

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    Kongstad, J.; Schmidt, Inger K.; Riis-Nielsen, Torben

    2012-01-01

    the standingbiomass for either D. flexuosa or the ecosystem asmore litter was produced. Treatment combinationsshowed little interactions on the measuredparameters and in particular elevated CO2 did notcounterbalance the drought effect on plant growth,as we had anticipated. The plant community didnot show any......Climate change scenarios predict simultaneouslyincrease in temperature, altered precipitation patternsand elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration,which will affect key ecosystem processes and plantgrowth and species interactions. In a large-scaleexperiment, we investigated the effects...... of in situexposure to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration,increased temperature and prolonged droughtperiods on the plant biomass in a dry heathland(Brandbjerg, Denmark). Results after 3 yearsshowed that drought reduced the growth of thetwo dominant species Deschampsia flexuosa and Callunavulgaris. However, both...

  2. Do competitive interactions in dry heathlands explain plant abundance patterns and species coexistence?

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    Ransijn, Johannes; Damgaard, Christian; Schmidt, Inger K

    2015-01-01

    Plant community patterns in space and time may be explained by the interactions between competing plant species. The presented study investigates this in a nutrient and species poor ecosystem. The study presents a methodology for inferring competitive interactions from yearly vegetation inventories...... and uses this to assess the outcome of competitive interactions and to predict community patterns and dynamics in a Northwest-European dry heathland. Inferred competitive interactions from five consecutive years of measurements in permanent vegetation frames at a single dry heathland site were used...... to predict the community dynamics of C. vulgaris and D. flexuosa. This was compared with the observed plant community structure at 198 Danish dry heathland sites. Interspecific competition will most likely lead to competitive exclusion of D. flexuosa at the observed temporal and spatial scale...

  3. Changes to the biomass and species composition of Ulva sp. on Porphyra aquaculture rafts, along the coastal radial sandbank of the Southern Yellow Sea.

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    Huo, Yuanzi; Han, Hongbin; Shi, Honghua; Wu, Hailong; Zhang, Jianheng; Yu, Kefeng; Xu, Ren; Liu, Caicai; Zhang, Zhenglong; Liu, Kefu; He, Peimin; Ding, Dewen

    2015-04-15

    Compositions, changes and biomass of attached Ulva species on Porphyra rafts along the radial sandbank in the Yellow Sea were investigated, and potential contributions to green tides was analyzed. Ulva prolifera, Ulva flexuosa and Ulva linza were all appeared throughout the investigated period. U. prolifera and U. flexuosa dominated attached Ulva population on Porphyra rafts. Attached Ulva species biomass showed obviously spatial and temporal variations. Temperature, Ulva microscopic propagules and human activities were main factors to influence attached Ulva species biomass. The total attached Ulva species biomass was more than 20,000 fresh weight tons in April, and the green tide causative species U. prolifera accounted 51.03% in April 2013 before green tides occurred. The high biomass of attached Ulva species would contribute most to green tides in the Yellow Sea. But how attached Ulva species on Porphyra rafts contributing to green tides in the Yellow Sea should be further studied. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Plants increase laccase activity in soil with long-term elevated CO2 legacy

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    Partavian, Asrin; Mikkelsen, Teis Nørgaard; Vestergård, Mette

    2015-01-01

    [CO2] stimulate laccase activity. We incubated soil exposed to seven years of elevated or ambient field [CO2] in ambient or elevated [CO2] chambers for six months either with or without plants (Deschampsia flexuosa). Elevated chamber [CO2] increased D. flexuosa production and belowground respiration....... Interestingly, plants also grew larger in soil with an elevated [CO2] legacy. Plants stimulated soil microbial biomass, belowground respiration and laccase activity, and the plant-induced laccase stimulation was particularly apparent in soil exposed to long-term elevated [CO2] in the field, whereas laccase......Actively growing plants can stimulate mineralization of recalcitrant soil organic matter (SOM), and increased atmospheric [CO2] can further enhance such plant-mediated SOM degradation. Laccases are central for recalcitrant SOM decomposition, and we therefore hypothesized that plants and elevated...

  5. Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs at candidate genes involved in abiotic stress in two Prosopis species of hybrids

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    Maria F. Pomponio

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Aim of the study: Identify and compare SNPs on candidate genes related to abiotic stress in Prosopis chilensis, Prosopis flexuosa and interspecific hybridsArea of the study: Chaco árido, Argentina. Material and Methods: Fragments from 6 candidate genes were sequenced in 60 genotypes. DNA polymorphisms were analyzed.Main Results: The analysis revealed that the hybrids had the highest rate of polymorphism, followed by P. flexuosa and P. chilensis, the values found are comparable to other forest tree species.Research highlights: This approach will help to study genetic diversity variation on natural populations for assessing the effects of environmental changes.Keywords: SNPs; abiotic stress; interspecific variation; molecular markers. 

  6. Carbon Dynamics in Heathlands in Response to a Changing Climate

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    Nielsen, Pia Lund

    Climate is changing, and more adverse changes are expected in the future. Changes, caused by continuously rising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gasses as CO2, will affect ecosystem processes and functions in the future and hence the cycling of carbon. The vaste amount of studies have...... focused on effects of climate change on aboveground biomass, less have been conducted on belowground biomass, and the thesis is one of few studies comprising both above- and belowground biomass and take interactions of climate change factors into account. To follow the fate of carbon in the ecosystem we...... no persistent changes over the years. Responses of aboveground and belowground biomass were coupled, and Deschampsia flexuosa showed high ability to adapt to treatments. As the major response was observed belowground, I further studied decomposition of fine roots. Fine roots of Deschampsia flexuosa from deep...

  7. Mecanismos de regeneración y supervivencia de especies arbóreas nativas y el papel ecológico de las leñosas en un gradiente de déficit hídrico en la zona semiárida - árida Argentina

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    Boetto, Marta Noemí

    2011-01-01

    Tesis (Doctor en Ciencias Agropecuarias)--UNC- Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, 2011. Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco y Prosopis flexuosa, árboles de estrategias foliares contrastantes, se distribuyen en un amplio gradiente de disponibilidad hídrica, en la zona central de Argentina, más allá del límite establecido por las lluvias. Su establecimiento inicial es facilitado por plantas nodrizas en el noroeste de la provincia de Córdoba, pero se descono...

  8. Characterization of functional SSR markers in Prosopis alba and their transferability across Prosopis species

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    María F. Pomponio; Cintia Acuña; Vivien Pentreath; Diego L. Lauenstein; Susana M. Poltri; Susana Torales

    2015-01-01

    Aim of study: The aim of the study was to characterize functional microsatellite markers in Prosopis alba and examine the transferability to species from the Prosopis genus. Area of the study: samples were obtained from natural populations of Argentina. Material and Methods: Eleven SSR functional markers related to stress and metabolism were amplified in a sample of 152 genotypes from P.alba, P. denudans, P. hassleriP. chilensis, P. flexuosa, and interspecific hybrids. Main res...

  9. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Waldgesellschaften im Saarland (Deutschland)

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    Bettinger, Andreas

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    Ziel der Arbeit ist eine zusammenfassende floristisch-pflanzensoziologische Darstellung der Wälder des Saarlandes. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf den Verbänden Carpinion betuli, Tilio platyphylli-Acerion pseudoplatani, Fagion sylvaticae und dem Deschampsio flexuosae-Fagion. Das Quercion robori-petraeae sowie das Quercion pubescenti-petraeae werden ebenfalls beschrieben und interpre-tiert. Hier besteht allerdings weiterer Untersuchungsbedarf, um die standörtlichen wie floristisch-soziologisch...

  10. Phylogenetic reconstruction using secondary structures of Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2, rDNA: finding the molecular and morphological gap in Caribbean gorgonian corals

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    Sánchez Juan A

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Most phylogenetic studies using current methods have focused on primary DNA sequence information. However, RNA secondary structures are particularly useful in systematics because they include characteristics, not found in the primary sequence, that give "morphological" information. Despite the number of recent molecular studies on octocorals, there is no consensus opinion about a region that carries enough phylogenetic resolution to solve intrageneric or close species relationships. Moreover, intrageneric morphological information by itself does not always produce accurate phylogenies; intra-species comparisons can reveal greater differences than intra-generic ones. The search for new phylogenetic approaches, such as by RNA secondary structure analysis, is therefore a priority in octocoral research. Results Initially, twelve predicted RNA secondary structures were reconstructed to provide the basic information for phylogenetic analyses; they accorded with the 6 helicoidal ring model, also present in other groups of corals and eukaryotes. We obtained three similar topologies for nine species of the Caribbean gorgonian genus Eunicea (candelabrum corals with two sister taxa as outgroups (genera Plexaura and Pseudoplexaura on the basis of molecular morphometrics of ITS2 RNA secondary structures only, traditional primary sequence analyses and maximum likelihood, and a Bayesian analysis of the combined data. The latter approach allowed us to include both primary sequence and RNA molecular morphometrics; each data partition was allowed to have a different evolution rate. In addition, each helix was partitioned as if it had evolved at a distinct rate. Plexaura flexuosa was found to group within Eunicea; this was best supported by both the molecular morphometrics and combined analyses. We suggest Eunicea flexuosa (Lamouroux, 1821 comb. nov., and we present a new species description including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM images of

  11. Phylogenetic reconstruction using secondary structures of Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2, rDNA): finding the molecular and morphological gap in Caribbean gorgonian corals

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    Grajales, Alejandro; Aguilar, Catalina; Sánchez, Juan A

    2007-01-01

    Background Most phylogenetic studies using current methods have focused on primary DNA sequence information. However, RNA secondary structures are particularly useful in systematics because they include characteristics, not found in the primary sequence, that give "morphological" information. Despite the number of recent molecular studies on octocorals, there is no consensus opinion about a region that carries enough phylogenetic resolution to solve intrageneric or close species relationships. Moreover, intrageneric morphological information by itself does not always produce accurate phylogenies; intra-species comparisons can reveal greater differences than intra-generic ones. The search for new phylogenetic approaches, such as by RNA secondary structure analysis, is therefore a priority in octocoral research. Results Initially, twelve predicted RNA secondary structures were reconstructed to provide the basic information for phylogenetic analyses; they accorded with the 6 helicoidal ring model, also present in other groups of corals and eukaryotes. We obtained three similar topologies for nine species of the Caribbean gorgonian genus Eunicea (candelabrum corals) with two sister taxa as outgroups (genera Plexaura and Pseudoplexaura) on the basis of molecular morphometrics of ITS2 RNA secondary structures only, traditional primary sequence analyses and maximum likelihood, and a Bayesian analysis of the combined data. The latter approach allowed us to include both primary sequence and RNA molecular morphometrics; each data partition was allowed to have a different evolution rate. In addition, each helix was partitioned as if it had evolved at a distinct rate. Plexaura flexuosa was found to group within Eunicea; this was best supported by both the molecular morphometrics and combined analyses. We suggest Eunicea flexuosa (Lamouroux, 1821) comb. nov., and we present a new species description including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) images of morphological

  12. Estudo comparativo do óleo essencial de Eugenia punicifolia (HBK DC. de diferentes localidades de Pernambuco

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    Full Text Available O óleo essencial obtido por hidrodestilação das folhas de Eugenia punicifolia, coletados a partir de duas regiões de Matas Serranas do Estado de Pernambuco (Serra Negra e Brejo da Madre de Deus, foi analisado por CG/EM. O monoterpeno oxigenado, linalol (SN: 44,0%, BMD: 61,2%, foi o componente principal do óleo de ambas amostras. Cerca de 66,2% da constituição dos voláteis da amostra proveniente de SN e 74,2% de BMD referem-se aos monoterpenos oxigenados, enquanto 33,6% da amostra de SN e 20,5% de BMD são sesquiterpenos oxigenados, sendo o b-cariofileno o mais abundante (SN: 22,7%, BMD: 16,2%. Com exceção do a-cadinol, presente apenas no óleo proveniente do Brejo da Madre de Deus, a constituição química de ambas as amostras foi à mesma, variando apenas o percentual relativo de seus constituintes.

  13. Spatial and temporal distribution of blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the Itatiaia National Park, Brazil.

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    Figueiró, Ronaldo; Araújo-Coutinho, Carlos J P C; Azevedo, Leonardo H Gil; Nascimento, Erika S; Monteiro, Ricardo F

    2006-01-01

    The distribution of the blackfly larval taxocenoses of different altitudes in the Itatiaia National Park (located in the southeast of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil 44 degrees 34' - 44 degrees 42' W, 22 degrees 16' - 22 degrees 28' S) was investigated on four campaigns, one in each season of 2003. On each campaign 60 samples were collected, using 30 x 30 cm wooden quadrats, distributed at four sites: Taquaral, Véu da Noiva, Três Picos and Brejo da Lapa. The winter and spring campaigns included two additional sampling sites: Alsene and Agulhas Negras. A total of 3578 larvae and 292 pupae were sampled, representative of six species: Simulium clavibranchium Lutz, S. subnigrum Lutz, S. rappae Py-Daniel, S. incrustatum Lutz, S. stellatum Gil-Azevedo, Figueiró & Maia-Herzog and Lutzsimulium pernigrum Lutz 1910. The highest larvae abundance and diversity were reported at the intermediate altitude site, Brejo da Lapa. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) revealed that L. pernigrum, S. stellatum and S. incrustatum were associated with the smaller breeding sites, the first two species being associated with sunny sites, while S. incrustatum occurred in sites with little sunlight.

  14. Cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activity of marine macro algae (Dictyotaceae and Ulvaceae) from the Persian Gulf.

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    Mashjoor, Sakineh; Yousefzadi, Morteza; Esmaeili, Mohamad Ali; Rafiee, Roya

    2016-10-01

    Pharmaceutical industry now accept the worlds ocean which contains a vast array of organisms with unique biological properties, as a major frontier for medical investigation. Bioactive compounds with different modes of action, such as, antiproliferative, antioxidant, antimicrotubule, have been isolated from marine sources, specifically macro and micro algae, and cyanobacteria. The aim of this work was to investigate antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of the extracts of marine macro algae Ulva flexuosa, Padina antillarum and Padina boergeseni from the northern coasts of the Persian Gulf, Qeshm Island, Iran, against three cell lines including MCF7, HeLa and Vero, as well as their inhibitory effects against a wide array (i.e. n = 11) of pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Antimicrobial activity of the marine macro algal extracts was assessed using a disc diffusion method; an MTT cytotoxicity assay was employed to test the effects of the extracts on each cancer cell line. The algal extracts showed considerable antimicrobial activity against the majority of the tested bacteria and fungi. Both ethyl acetate and methanol extracts at the highest concentration (100 µg/ml) caused cell death, with the IC50 values calculated for each cell type and each algal extracts. Results are exhibited a higher decrease in the viability of the cells treated at the highest concentration of marine macro algal ethyl acetate extracts compared to the methanol extracts (78.9 % death in Vero cells by ethyl acetate extracts from U. flexuosa). Despite, the ethyl acetate extracts with lower dose- response of cells, exhibited better cytotoxic activity than methanol extracts (IC50: 55.26 μg/ml in Vero cells by ethyl acetate extracts from U. flexuosa). Based on the findings, it is concluded that the marine macro algal extracts from the Persian Gulf possess antibacterial and cytotoxic potential, which could be considered for future applications in medicine and identifying novel drugs from the

  15. Investigating the context-dependency of plant-soil-AMF-microbe interactions along a pollution gradient

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    Glassman, S. I.; Casper, B. B.

    2010-12-01

    Background/Question/Methods Investigating how arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF)-plant interactions vary with edaphic conditions provides an opportunity to test the context-dependency of interspecific interactions, which is currently recognized as a major avenue of future research. We study plant-mycorrhiza symbiotic relationships along a gradient of heavy metal contamination at a recently revegetated “Superfund” site on Blue Mountain, in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. We investigated the interactions involving the native mycorrhizal fungi, non-mycorrhizal soil microbes, soil, and two plant species (a C3 and C4 grass) along the contamination gradient. The native C3 study species Deschampsia flexuosa, is dominant along the gradient and established naturally; the C4 Sorghastrum nutans, is native to Pennsylvania but not to the site and was introduced during restoration. Because C4 grasses are obligate mycotrophs, we expected S. nutans to have a different effect on and response to the soil symbiont community than the C3 grass. We carried out a full factorial greenhouse experiment using field-collected seeds of D. flexuosa and S. nutans, soil, AMF spores, and non-mycorrhizal microbes from both high and low contaminated ends of the gradient. After 11 weeks of growth in the greenhouses, we harvested above and belowground plant biomass, and quantified AMF root colonization and AMF sporulation. Results/Conclusions Our results indicate that context-dependent function is an important factor driving specific ecological interactions between plants and soil microbes. We found that soil origin significantly affected plant growth. Plants from both species grew much larger in soil from low contaminated (LC) origin than high contaminated (HC) origin. Furthermore, we found that the efficacy of AMF in promoting plant growth depended on AMF origin. Specifically, AMF from LC improved growth of D. flexuosa best in either soil background and improved survivorship of S. nutans in HC soil

  16. Tracing in situ amino acid uptake in plants and microbes with15N13C labelled compounds

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    Andresen, Louise Christoffersen; Michelsen, Anders; Jonasson, Sven Evert

    amino acids. Furthermore, tannin addition tended to reduce plant uptake of label. By combining data on 15N recovery after 1 day in shoots and roots (fine and coarse) of the dominant heathland plants: the evergreen dwarf shrub Calluna vulgaris and the graminoid Deschampsia flexuosa, in soil...... microorganisms (chloroform fumigation extraction) and in soil water, we discuss the relative importance of free amino acids and ammonium as plant nutrients and microbial substrates in natural N-limited ecosystems with a high proportion of soil N held in tannin-N complexes. ...

  17. Contributions to the phytocoenological study of the beech forests of the Luzulo-Fagetum type in the Oraştie river basin (Central-Western Romania)

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    Petru BURESCU; Valeriu Ioan VINTAN

    2012-01-01

    n the current paper we present a phytocoenologic study of the phytocoenoses of the association Luzulo albidae-Fagetum sylvaticae Zólyomi 1955 (Syn.: Hieracio rotundati-Fagetum (Vida 1963) Täuber 1987, Dechampsio flexuosae-Fagetum Soó 1962, Luzulo-Fagetum silvaticae Beldie 1951) Morariu et al. 1968) identified in the acidophylous beech forests of the Orăştie river basin, situated in the central-western part of Romania. The characterisation of the association under analysis as well as the pre...

  18. Proteção e fomento da vegetação no município de São Paulo: possibilidades, alcance e conflitos

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    Carlos Alberto da Silva Filho

    2005-01-01

    O município de São Paulo localiza-se em terrenos de uma bacia sedimentar de relevo colinoso, cercada por morros e serras do embasamento cristalino e drenada por 3.200km de cursos dágua. Sobre esses terrenos pouco férteis, a exceção das várzeas, desenvolvia-se uma vegetação diversa, formada por matas de terra firme1 e de galeria; brejos e campos naturais. Essa cobertura vegetal vem seguindo um processo contínuo de redução, de fragmentação e de alteração da sua composição florística. Figura cad...

  19. Influência das precipitações na produtividade agrícola no Estado da Paraíba Influence of precipitations on agricultural productivity in Paraíba State

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    Lindenberg L. da Silva

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo, realizado em quatro microrregiões da Paraíba no período de 1990 a 2005, objetivou-se determinar as correlações entre as precipitações pluviais durante a safra para as culturas de cana-de-açúcar e abacaxi, nas microrregiões do Litoral e Brejo, e as correlações entre as precipitações durante o período chuvoso e as produtividades de algodão herbáceo, na microrregião do Sertão e do sisal, no Cariri/Curimataú. Os testes realizados com as equações de regressões polinomiais utilizando-se apenas a precipitação pluvial da pré-estação chuvosa ou do período chuvoso como variável independente, não foram suficientes para estimar a produtividade da cana-de-açúcar no Litoral, vez que pequenos volumes de precipitação não suprem as necessidades hídricas da cultura. A produtividade do abacaxi não mostrou correlações significativas com as precipitações pluviais nas microrregiões do Litoral e Brejo. Obtiveram-se fortes correlações entre as precipitações pluviais durante o período chuvoso e as produtividades de algodão herbáceo no Sertão paraibano e, para o sisal no Cariri/Curimataú. Com a estimativa da precipitação durante o período chuvoso poder-se-á decidir plantar, ou não, em determinada microrregião.This study was carried out in four homogeneous pluviometric micro regions of Paraíba State between 1990 and 2005. The aims were to determine the relationships between crops of sugar-cane and pineapple productivity and production season rainfall in the Litoral and 'Brejo' micro regions, the relationships between the rainy season precipitations and herbecious cotton productivity in the Sertão, and sisal in the Cariri/Curimataú micro regions. Tests accomplished with polinomial regression equations, using only early rainy season or rainy season as the independent variable were not sufficient to estimate sugar-cane productivity in the Litoral, therefore small rainfall quantities do not supply the

  20. Agaricomycetes in low land and montane Atlantic Rain Forest in Northeast Brazil

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    Tatiana Gibertoni

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The Atlantic Rain Forest represents a group of extra-amazonic forests, among which the coastal and montane (“brejos de altitude” are the most common in Northeast Brazil. Between 2011 and 2013, 110 field trips were performed in nine reserves in the domain of the Atlantic Rain Forest. Two thousand two hundred sixty three Agaricomycetes were collected and represented 271 species, among which several new species to science, new occurrences to the continent, country, region, biome and States were found. Besides recently collected material, 309 exsiccates of Agaricomycetes deposited in the Herbarium URM were revised and represented 38 species, among which several new occurrences to the region and States. The results indicate the importance of the constant inventories and also of revisions of material deposited in herbaria as tools to improve the knowledge about the Brazilian micota.

  1. História e Cultura Afro-Brasileira e Africana na Educação Básica da Paraíba

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    Resumo: Neste artigo discute-se sobre o ensino de história e cultura afro-brasileira e africana em escolas públicas da Paraíba. Nele analisam-se as experiências desenvolvidas por trinta docentes que atuam na educação básica e em escolas públicas municipais localizadas em cidades de três mesorregiões da Paraíba: litoral, agreste e brejo. Para a realização da análise, recorreu-se aos projetos desenvolvidos e executados pelos docentes, através dos quais foi discutido o conteúdo, a metodologia, o...

  2. Efeito da schinus terebinthifolius raddi sobre o processo de reparo tecidual das lesões ulceradas induzidas na mucosa bucal do rato = Effect of the schinus terebinthifolius raddi in the process of tissular repair in ulcers induced in mucosa oral of the rat

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    Ribas, Marina de Oliveira

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    A aroeira (Schinus terebinth folius Raddi) uma planta nativa da região Sul do Brasil, Argentina, Uruguai, Paraguai, Chile, Peru e Bolívia, esta distribuída por todo o litoral paranaense. A aroeira tem vários nomes tais como: aroeira-vermelha. aroeira mansa, aroeira branca, aroeira da praia, aroeira do brejo, aroeira rasteira, aroeira do campo, coração de bugre, bálsamo, fruta do sabiá, aroeira de sabiá, aguaraíba, aroeira do sertão, cabuí e cambuí. Floresce em novembro até março, às vezes irr...

  3. A paleoictiofauna da Formação Missão Velha, Cretáceo Inferior da Bacia do Araripe, Nordeste do Brasil

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    A Bacia sedimentar do Araripe é uma das mais ricas localidades fossilíferas do mundo e representa algumas das principais fases da evolução tectônica ligadas ao processo de abertura do Atlântico Sul. Essa bacia se subdivide em dois pacotes estratigráficos distintos: o Grupo Cariri (constituído pelas formações Cariri, Missão Velha e Rio Batateiras) e o Grupo Araripe (constituído pelas formações Crato, Ipubi, Santana e Exu). No caso do Grupo Cariri, apenas a Formação Missão Velha (= Brejo Santo ...

  4. Levantamento florísitico na Estação Ecológica do Tripuí, Ouro Preto, MG Floristic inventory in the Tripuí Ecological Station, Ouro Preto, MG

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se o levantamento florístico na Estação Ecológica do Tripuí, Ouro Preto, MG (43º34'33" W e 20º23'45"S. O clima da região é do tipo mesotérmico, com inverno seco (Cwb sg. Köppen e com temperaturas médias oscilando entre 14º e 19ºC. A Estação apresenta como principais tipos vegetacionais as florestas mesófilas estacionais, o cerrado, a vegetação aquática (brejos, lagoa artificial e córregos e as formações sucessionais ('candeial'. Para o levantamento florístico utilizou-se o método de parcelas e coletas por trilhas e caminhos, sendo identificadas 101 famílias, 242 gêneros e 462 espécies. As famílias que apresentaram maior riqueza específica foram Asteraceae (10,82%, Melastomataceae (8,22%, Myrtaceae (7,14% e Rubiaceae (4,76%.A floristic inventory was carried out in Tripuí Ecological Station, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais state (43º34'33" W and 20º23'45"S. In this region the climate, according to Koppen's classification, is Cwb, i.e., with a mild summer and a dry winter. The main vegetation types identified were semideciduous mesophytic forests, cerrado, aquatic vegetation ('brejos', artificial lake and creeks and secondary formations ('candeial'. Through the floristic inventory in plots, trails and ways were identified 101 families, 242 genera and 462 species. Asteraceae (10,82%, Melastomataceae (8,22%, Myrtaceae (7,14% and Rubiaceae (4,76% were the families with the greatest specific richness.

  5. Notifications of violence against children and teens by health professionals

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    Jakelline Miranda Alves

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    Full Text Available Objective: Describing the notifications of violence against children and adolescents at the 19th Health Region of Brejo Santo, Ceará, Brazil. Methods: Cross-sectional study. All reports of violence against children and adolescents contained in the Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN between 2010 and 2014 were used. The following variables were considered: gender, age, race, place of occurrence, recurrence, relationship to the victim and type of violence. Data were extracted and presented in tables in the form of absolute and percentage frequency. Results: During the study period, 40 reports of violence against children and adolescents were recorded in the municipalities of the 19th Health Region of Brejo Santo, representing 53.3% of the total 75 calls. There was an increase in reports of almost 1050%, from 3 notifications in 2010 to 23 reports in 2014. The psychological and moral violence had the highest number of notifications. Regarding gender, moral/psychological (59% and sexual (100% violence prevailed in females; physical violence (46.1% and negligence (100% prevailed in males. Conclusion: There was a significant increase in the number of notifications, which gave visibility to the issue. This shows a need for constant qualification of the professionals who participate in the process of care for people who have suffered or who live in situations of violence; and the importance of effective and standardized filling of the notifications files; as information obtained by its filling, besides giving visibility to the issue, are essential for the development of consistent service policies, committed to the reality of victimized children.

  6. Microbial Mg-carbonate Precipitation and Early Diagenetic Dolomite Crust Formation at Hypersaline Lagoon, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

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    Bahniuk Rumbelsperger, A. M.; McKenzie, J. A.; Perri, E.; Vögeli, N.; Vasconcelos, C.

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    Sedimentary dolomite rocks are commonly considered to be primarily a replacement product of the calcium carbonate components comprising the original limestone, a process known as secondary replacement dolomitization. Although numerous dolomite formations in the geologic record are composed of fine-grained crystals of micritic dolomite, an alternative process, i.e., direct precipitation, is often excluded because of the absence of visible or geochemical indicators supporting primary precipitation. We present a study of a modern coastal hypersaline lagoon, Brejo do Espinho, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, which is located in a special climatic regime where a well-defined seasonal cycle of wet and dry conditions occur. The direct precipitation of modern high-Mg calcite and Ca-dolomite mud from the lagoonal waters under low-temperature hypersaline conditions is associated with the activity of microbial organisms living in this restricted environment. The mud undergoes an early diagenetic transformation into a 100% dolomite crust on the margins of the lagoon. The biomineralization process, characterized by the variations of the physico-chemical conditions in this environment during the annual hydrologic cycle, is integrated with isotopic analysis to define the early diagenetic processes responsible for the formation of both dolomitic mud and crust. The carbon isotope values indicate a contribution of respired organic carbon, which is greater for the crust (δ13C = -9.5‰ VPDB) than mud (δ13C = -1.2‰ VPDB). The oxygen isotope values reflect a moderate degree of evaporation during mud formation (δ18O = 1.1‰ VPDB), whereas it is greatly enhanced during early diagenetic crust formation (δ18O = 4.2‰ VPDB). The clumped isotope formation temperatures derived for the Brejo do Espinho mud is 34°C and 32°C for the crust. These temperatures are consistent with the upper range of measured values during the dry season when the lagoon experiences the most hypersaline

  7. Argila e matéria orgânica e seus efeitos na agregação em diferentes usos do solo

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    Antonio Sousa Silva

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Mudanças no uso do solo afetam a quantidade de argila e matéria orgânica do solo (MOS e estes, por sua vez, afetam a agregação. Avaliou-se como diferentes usos afetaram a agregação de um Argissolo na microrregião do Brejo Paraibano. Foram avaliadas três áreas contíguas com declive fortemente ondulado, sendo uma mata nativa, um plantio de sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia e uma pastagem com brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens. Foram coletadas amostras de solo para determinação da textura, macro e microagregados secos (Macro-s e Micro-s e úmidos (Macro-u e Micro-u, diâmetro médio ponderado de agregados secos (DMPA-s e úmidos (DMPA-u, índice de estabilidade de agregados (IEA, teores de MOS e seu fracionamento em ácido fúlvico (AF, ácido húmico (AH e humina (HUM, em quatro profundidades: 0,0-2,5 cm, 2,5-5,0 cm, 5,0-10,0 cm e 10,0-20,0 cm. Pôde-se notar que as quantidades de argila, MOS, HUM, Macro-s, Macro-u, DMPA-s, DMPA-u e IEA, são sempre maiores na área de mata nativa, em todas as profundidades. O plantio de sabiá apresentou maiores teores de AH e menores quantidades de Macro-u nas duas últimas profundidades em relação ao pasto. A HUM apresentou melhor correlação com a agregação do solo. Mudanças no uso causaram degradação do solo na microrregião do Brejo Paraibano.

  8. Salt lakes of La Mancha (Central Spain): A hot spot for tiger beetle (Carabidae, Cicindelinae) species diversity.

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    Rodríguez-Flores, Paula C; Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Jorge; Aguirre-Ruiz, Ernesto F; García-París, Mario

    2016-01-01

    The tiger beetle assemblage of the wetlands of La Mancha (central Spain) comprises nine species: Calomera littoralis littoralis, Cephalota maura maura, Cephalota circumdata imperialis, Cephalota dulcinea, Cicindela campestris campestris, Cicindela maroccana, Cylindera paludosa, Lophyra flexuosa flexuosa, and Myriochila melancholica melancholica. This assemblage represents the largest concentration of tiger beetles in a single 1º latitude / longitude square in Europe. General patterns of spatial and temporal segregation among species are discussed based on observations of 1462 specimens registered during an observation period of one year, from April to August. The different species of Cicindelini appear to be distributed over space and time, with little overlapping among them. Three sets of species replace each other phenologically as the season goes on. Most of the species occupy drying or dried salt lakes and salt marshes, with sparse vegetation cover. Spatial segregation is marked in terms of substrate and vegetation use. Calomera littoralis and Myriochila melancholica have been observed mainly on wet soils; Cephalota circumdata on dry open saline flats; Cephalota dulcinea and Cylindera paludosa in granulated substrates with typical halophytic vegetation; Cephalota maura is often present in man-modified areas. Cephalota circumdata and Cephalota dulcinea are included as species of special interest in the list of protected species in Castilla-La Mancha. Conservation problems for the Cicindelini assemblage arise from agricultural activities and inadequate use of sport vehicles. Attempts at restoring the original habitat, supressing old semi-industrial structures, may affect the spatial heterogeneity of the lakes, and have an effect on Cicindelinae diversity.

  9. Nuevas citas de Asteraceae para la provincia de Catamarca (Argentina New records of Asteraceae for the province of Catamarca (Argentina

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    Susana E. Freire

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    Full Text Available Se mencionan los siguientes nuevos registros de Asteráceas para la provincia de Catamarca, Argentina: Baccharis acaulis, B. boliviensis var. latifolia, B. flexuosa, B. glutinosa var. angustissima, B. stenophylla (Tribu Astereae, Eupatorium patens var. tomentosum (Tribu Eupatorieae, Cosmos bipinnatus, C. peucedanifolius var. peucedanifolius, Helianthus annuus (Tribu Heliantheae, Gamochaeta erythractis, G. longipedicellata, Gnaphalium lacteum, Tessaria integrifolia var. integrifolia (Tribu Inuleae, Chuquiraga ruscifolia (Tribu Mutisieae, Senecio crepidifolius, S. subulatus var. subulatus, Xenophyllum incisum var. incisum (Tribu Senecioneae. Se citan además el hábitat de los taxones y las provincias fitogeográficas que integran. Se propone una nueva combinación, Baccharis glutinosa Pers. var. angustissima (DC. Giuliano.The following Asteraceae are mentioned for the province of Catamarca: Baccharis acaulis, B. boliviensis var. latifolia, B. flexuosa, B. glutinosa var. angustissima, B. stenophylla (Tribe Astereae, Eupatorium patens var. tomentosum (Tribe Eupatorieae, Cosmos bipinnatus, C. peucedanifolius var. peucedanifolius, Helianthus annuus (Tribe Heliantheae, Gamochaeta erythractis, G. longipedicellata, Gnaphalium lacteum, Tessaria integrifolia var. integrifolia (Tribe Inuleae, Chuquiraga ruscifolia (Tribe Mutisieae, Senecio crepidifolius, S. subulatus var. subulatus, Xenophyllum incisum var. incisum (Tribe Senecioneae. The habitat and phytogeographic provinces of the taxa are mentioned. The following new combination is proposed: Baccharis glutinosa Pers. var. angustissima (DC. Giuliano.

  10. Araceae do Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, MG, Brasil Araceae of Rio Doce State Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Lívia Godinho Temponi

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho consta do estudo taxonômico das espécies de Araceae que ocorrem no Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, com chaves dicotômicas, descrições e ilustrações botânicas. Foram realizadas excursões mensais de maio/1999 a abril/2000 para coleta do material botânico, ao longo de 11 trilhas preestabelecidas nas regiões central e sul do parque. São reconhecidas 13 espécies, pertencentes a oito gêneros, sendo Philodendron o mais representativo com três espécies. Quatro das espécies encontradas no Parque são novos registros para Minas Gerais: Asterostigma concinnum Schott, Heteropsis flexuosa (Kunth G.S. Bunting, Philodendron speciosum Schott e Philodendron vargealtense Sakuragui.A taxonomic study of the Araceae species found in Rio Doce State Park is presented, with dichotomous keys, botanical descriptions and illustrations. Monthly trips took place from May 1999 to April 2000 to collect botanical material. Collections were made along 11 trails in the central and southern regions of the park. Thirteen species belonging to eight genera were recorded; Philodendron was the most representative with three species. Four of the species found at Park are new records for Minas Gerais: Asterostigma concinnum Schott, Heteropsis flexuosa (Kunth G.S. Bunting, Philodendron speciosum Schott and Philodendron vargealtense Sakuragui.

  11. The Maghreb – one more important biodiversity hot spot for tiger beetle fauna (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae in the Mediterranean region

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    Radomir Jaskula

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    Full Text Available The tiger beetle fauna of the Maghreb region is one of the richest in the Palaearctic, including 22 species and 5 subspecies and 19% of all Palaearctic species of Cicindelinae. Assembled to their chorotypes, the Maghreb tiger beetles fall into eight different groups that include Maghreb endemics (26% of fauna, Mediterranean (7%, West Mediterranean (40%, North African (4%, Mediterranean-Westturanian (4%, West Palaearctic (4%, Afrotropico-Indo-Mediterranean (4%, and Saharian (11% species. The Mediterranean Sclerophyl and Atlas Steppe are the Maghreb biogeographical provinces with the highest species richness, while the Sahara Desert has the lowest Cicindelinae diversity. Twenty-five cicindelid species and subspecies (93% of Maghreb fauna are restricted to only one or two habitat types in lowland areas. Only Calomera littoralis littoralis and Lophyra flexuosa flexuosa are recognized as eurytopic species and occur in three types of habitat. The highest tiger beetle diversity characterizes salt marshes and river banks (in both cases 11 species and subspecies or 41% of Maghreb fauna. Approximately 85% of all Maghreb tiger beetle species and subspecies are found in habitats potentially endangered by human activity.

  12. Enantiostylous types of Cassiinae species (Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae).

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    Almeida, N M; Cotarelli, V M; Souza, D P; Novo, R R; Siqueira Filho, J A; Oliveira, P E; Castro, C C

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    Species of the subtribe Cassiinae present a wide diversity of floral types. Until recently it was considered that this diversity did not extend to their reproductive mechanisms. However, studies have recorded some variations in the enantiostylous pattern in this plant group. This study aims to investigate the morphological and functional variations of enantiostyly in species of the subtribe Cassiinae. Additionally, it proposes the recognition of enantiostylous types (ET) based on pollen deposition and capture mode. Morphological data were collected in fresh and fixed (alcohol 70%) buds and flowers, and also using photos and rehydrated material from herbarium sheets, for a total of 59 species. The parameters used to establish the ETs were pollination type, nature of pollen deposition on the pollinator body, deposition type, number of petals involved in pollen deposition, and pollen pathway. Morpho-functional features allowed the recognition of seven enantiostylous types (Flexuosa, Cana, Macranthera, Martiana, Amiciella, Repens and Ramosa) that present several levels of complexity. The type Ramosa was the most common and the Cana type was the least common. The types Repens, Martiana and Flexuosa do not have reciprocal pollen deposition, thus species with these types may be considered atypical. The groups resulting from similarity analysis partially coincide with the clades proposed in phylogenetic studies of Cassiinae. The recognition of functional ETs is important for understanding the evolution of reproductive strategies of Cassiinae species, and indicates an interesting line of investigation of enantiostyly in other plant groups. © 2014 German Botanical Society and The Royal Botanical Society of the Netherlands.

  13. Distribution and Conservation of Davilla (Dilleniaceae in Brazilian Atlantic Forest Using Ecological Niche Modeling

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    Ismael Martins Pereira

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    Full Text Available We have modeled the ecological niche for 12 plant species belonging to the genus Davilla (Dilleniaceae which occur in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. This group includes endemic species lianas threatened by extinction and is therefore a useful indicator for forest areas requiring conservation. The aims are to compare the distribution and richness of species within the protected areas, assessing the degree of protection and gap analysis of reserves for this group. We used the Maxent algorithm with environmental and occurrence data, and produced geographic distribution maps. The results show that high species richness occurs in forest and coastal forest of Espírito Santo to Bahia states. The endemic species comprise D. flexuosa, D. macrocarpa, D. flexuosa, D. grandifolia, and D. sessilifolia. In the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil, the following endemic species occur: D. tintinnabulata and D. glaziovii, with this latter species being included in the “red list” due habitat loss and predatory extractivism. The indicators of species richness in the coastal region of Bahia correspond with floristic inventories that point to this area having a high biodiversity. Although this region has several protected areas, there are gaps in reserves, which, combined with anthropogenic threats and fragmentation, have caused several problems for biodiversity.

  14. Reduced nitrogen has a greater effect than oxidised nitrogen on dry heathland vegetation

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    Berg, L.J.L. van den [Environment Department, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD (United Kingdom)], E-mail: ljvdb500@york.ac.uk; Peters, C.J.H. [Department of Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen (Netherlands); Ashmore, M.R. [Environment Department, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD (United Kingdom); Roelofs, J.G.M. [Department of Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen (Netherlands)

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    We investigated the effects of different ratios of reduced (NH{sub 4}{sup +}) versus oxidised (NO{sub 3}{sup -}) nitrogen in deposition on heathland and species-rich grassland vegetation at high nitrogen deposition levels in large mesocosms filled with nutrient-poor soils to which different NH{sub 4}{sup +}/NO{sub 3}{sup -} ratios were applied. The response of the forbs, Antennaria dioica, Arnica montana, Gentiana pneumonanthe, Thymus serpyllum, the grasses Danthonia decumbens, Deschampsia flexuosa, Nardus stricta and the shrub Calluna vulgaris was recorded. The forb A. dioica and the grass D.decumbens preferred low NH{sub 4}{sup +}/NO{sub 3}{sup -} ratios and were characterised by a negative correlation between NH{sub 4}{sup +}/NO{sub 3}{sup -} ratios and biomass and survival, whereas the grasses N. stricta and D. flexuosa showed no correlation with NH{sub 4}{sup +}/NO{sub 3}{sup -} ratios. Lime addition eliminated the negative effects of high NH{sub 4}{sup +} concentrations in deposition for A. dioica and the grass D. decumbens. The implications of these findings for heathland vegetations are discussed. - Reduced nitrogen and high NH{sub 4}{sup +}/NO{sub 3}{sup -} ratios in deposition are responsible for a decline of forbs in Western European heathlands.

  15. Trace metals in different species of mollusca, water and sediments from Taiwan coastal area.

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    Hung, T C; Meng, P J; Han, B C; Chuang, A; Huang, C C

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    Since October 1994, a long-term program of Asia/Pacific Mussel Watch: Taiwan Regional Studies has been carried out. The results indicate that trace metal contents in mollusca varied among 30 different species and the environments (water and sediments) along the Taiwan coast. The orders of bioaccumulation of trace metals in mollusca were: Cu (over 200 microg/g), Thais clavigera > Isognomon legumen > Clibanarius rivescens > Crassostrea gigas; Zn (over 700 microg/g), Moruta granulata > C. gigas > Asiatica cypraea arabica > T. clavigera; Cd (over 5 microg/g), Trochus hanleyanus > Acanthopleura japonica > Nerita albicilla > Patella flexuosa; Pb (over 2 microg/g), P. flexuosa > C. gigas > T. hanleyanus > T. clavigera > C. gigas > Capiyulum mitella; Ni (over 10 microg/g), Meretrix lusoria > Philine sp. > Littoraria scabra > Tridacna squamosa > T. hanleyanus; Cr (over 30 microg/g), Littoraria undulata > T. hanleyanus > N. albicilla > Nerita chamaelor > M. granulata; As (over 20 microg/g), Perna viridis > L. scabra; and Sn (over 5 microg/g), P. viridis > L. undulata> C. mitella> C. gigas. Their seasonal and regional variations as well as their correlation are evaluated and discussed.

  16. Trophic analysis of three species of Marilia (Trichoptera: Odontoceridae) from the neotropics.

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    Reynaga, María Celina; Rueda Martín, Paola Alejandra

    2014-06-01

    The trophic ecology of the aquatic insect fauna has been widely studied for the Northern temperate zone. However, the taxa originally classified within a given particular trophic group in temperate ecosystems, do not necessarily exhibit the same dietary profile beyond its geographic limits. Since, the trophic ecology of caddisfly larvae is largely incomplete in the Neotropical Region, the present work aims to describe feeding habits inferred from quantitative analysis of data taxonomically resolved at the species level. For this, the feeding habits of three Trichoptera species Marilia cinerea, M. elongata and M. flexuosa were recorded in the Yungas forests of Argentina and Bolivia. A total of 15 larvae of each species were sampled from 13 different streams were selected for gut content analysis. The ingested material was extracted from the foregut and midgut by using ventral dissection of thorax. For each species, mandibles were dissected, mounted in glycerin and illustrated in order to highlight morphological differences between these mouth pieces purportedly associated to the dietary behavior of individuals, and their habitats. The niche overlap was estimated through Schoener's method. The diet analysis revealed that M. cinerea, M. elongata and M. flexuosa feed on the same food items, but through different patterns of preferences. Larvae of M. cinerea were collected on both emerging surfaces of rocks on which a thin layer of running water flows and streams sliding areas with stony bottoms attached to the rock surfaces. They displayed a gut content consisting predominantly of invertebrate vestiges and have strong mouthparts provided of large molar areas; this allowed us to allocate the species within the functional group of predators. M. elongata feeds mainly on fine particulate material, its mouthparts are scoop-shaped and occurs in areas of low flow; this set of features is linked to a collector-gatherer strategy. Finally, larvae of M. flexuosa have been

  17. Ação de extratos de plantas medicinais sobre juvenis de Meloidogyne incognita raça 2

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    Maria da Conceição Beserra Martins

    Full Text Available RESUMO Os fitonematoides são parasitas que afetam seriamente as culturas em todo o mundo comprometendo a produção agrícola e, por vezes, inviabilizando a utilização de numerosas áreas de cultivo. A busca por medidas alternativas de controle em substituição aos nematicidas convencionais é uma preocupação mundial, justificando pesquisas com substâncias naturais por serem eficientes e ecologicamente corretos. Objetivou-se neste trabalho avaliar o efeito de extratos vegetais de agrião-do-brejo (Eclipta alba L., alfavaca (Ocimum basilicum, artemísia (Artemísia vulgaris, capim citronela (Cymbopogon winteranus, chambá (Justicia pectoralis, confrei (Symphytum officinalle, hortelã (Mentha x vilosa, lombrigueira (Spigelia anthelmia, mastruz (Chenopodium ambrosioides e menta (Mentha arvensis na motilidade e mortalidade de juvenis de Meloidogyneincognita raça 2. Os extratos, obtidos a partir de folhas secas sob infusão ou sob maceração em água, foram diluídos e distribuídos em placas de Petri às quais foram adicionados 50 juvenis de segundo estádio (J2. Após permanecerem por 48 horas nos extratos, todos os J2 móveis ou imóveis foram contados e, em seguida, transferidos para água determinando-se, após 24 horas, a porcentagem de J2 mortos. Os J2 ainda ativos foram inoculados em mudas de tomateiro ‘Santa Clara’ em casa de vegetação para avaliar a sua infectividade. Os extratos macerados das plantas medicinais, excetuando-se capim citronela, hortelã e menta, apresentaram alta atividade nematicida com mais de 70% de J2 mortos. Mortalidade total ocorreu em extratos de lombrigueira, agrião-do-brejo e mastruz. A ausência de galhas nas raízes de tomateiros inoculados confirmou o efeito tóxico desses extratos.

  18. Percepção dos agricultores familiares da comunidade de Roma-PB sobre o processamento mínimo de frutas e hortaliças

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    E. M. Pereira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O agronegócio brasileiro vem crescendo acentuadamente nos últimos anos, uma das atividades que mais se destaca nesse setor é o pequeno agronegócio, que geralmente é iniciado por famílias de comunidades rurais, como uma alternativa de fonte de renda. O este trabalho teve como objetivo conscientizar agricultores familiares da comunidade de Roma, município de Bananeiras-PB, com o uso da tecnologia do processamento mínimo, no intuito de agregar valor ao produto final, garantindo assim segurança alimentar, nutricional e econômica aos produtores e consumidores do Brejo Paraibano. Foi aplicado um questionário contendo 10 questões com o intuito de fazer um levantamento sobre os conhecimentos prévios e conscientização dos produtores familiares sobre o assunto, como também desenvolver a percepção dos agricultores familiares sobre o tema. No entanto, existe a necessidade de campanhas de transferência de tecnologia que possam facilitar o aprendizado e capacitação dos mesmos sobre o assunto.Perception of family farmers of Rome-PB community on fruit and vegetables minimum processingAbstract: Brazilian agribusiness has grown markedly in recent years, one of the activities that stands out most in this sector is the small agribusiness, which is usually started by families of rural communities as an alternative source of income. The this study aimed to educate farmers of the community in Rome, the city of Bananeiras - PB, with the use of minimal processing technology in order to add value to the final product, thus ensuring food security, nutritional and economical for producers and consumers Brejo Paraibano. a questionnaire containing 10 questions in order to make a survey of existing knowledge and awareness of family farmers on the issue was applied, but also to develop the perception of farmers on the subject. However, there is a need for technology transfer campaigns that can facilitate the learning and training of the same on the subject.

  19. Are sugarcane leaf-detritus well colonized by aquatic macroinvertebrates? Detritos foliares de cana-de-açúcar são bem colonizados por macroinvertebrados aquáticos?

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    Luciene Aparecida Leite-Rossi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM: The aim was to compare the kinetics of decomposition and the colonization of leaf litter of two plant species, the native Talauma ovata (pinha-do-brejo and the exotic Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane, by aquatic macroinvertebrates; METHODS: From each substrate, three recipients of colonization were taken from a stream, and the specimens identified to the lowest taxonomic level on days 7, 15, 34, 44, 61 and 75. The debris was weighed at the beginning and end of the experiment and determined their cell wall fractions; RESULTS: The coefficients of mineralization indicated higher velocity decay of organic matter refractory in T. ovata. There was no difference in taxonomic structure of macroinvertebrates, between the two substrates, but the community exhibited distinct functional feeding groups in the peak of colonization, with a greater number of shredders in T. ovata. The successive states of decomposition of the two plant detritus showed distinct macroinvertebrate densities; CONCLUSIONS: The amount and state of the plant biomass were important factors influencing the density and diversity of the macroinvertebrate fauna throughout the process of organic decomposition.OBJETIVO: O principal objetivo foi comparar a cinética de decomposição e a colonização de detritos de duas espécies de plantas: a nativa Talauma ovata (pinha-do-brejo e a exótica Saccharum officinarum (cana-de-açúcar por macroinvertebrados; MÉTODOS: Para cada substrato, três recipientes de colonização foram retirados de um riacho e os espécimes identificados até o menor nível taxonômico nos dias 7, 15, 34, 44, 61 e 75. Os detritos foram pesados no início e ao final do experimento e determinadas suas frações de parede celular; RESULTADOS: Os coeficientes de mineralização indicaram maior velocidade de decaimento da matéria orgânica refratária nos detritos de T. ovata. Os dois substratos não apresentaram diferenças na estrutura taxonômica da comunidade

  20. Are sugarcane leaf-detritus well colonized by aquatic macroinvertebrates? Detritos foliares de cana-de-açúcar são bem colonizados por macroinvertebrados aquáticos?

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    Luciene Aparecida Leite-Rossi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available AIM: The aim was to compare the kinetics of decomposition and the colonization of leaf litter of two plant species, the native Talauma ovata (pinha-do-brejo and the exotic Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane, by aquatic macroinvertebrates; METHODS: From each substrate, three recipients of colonization were taken from a stream, and the specimens identified to the lowest taxonomic level on days 7, 15, 34, 44, 61 and 75. The debris was weighed at the beginning and end of the experiment and determined their cell wall fractions; RESULTS: The coefficients of mineralization indicated higher velocity decay of organic matter refractory in T. ovata. There was no difference in taxonomic structure of macroinvertebrates, between the two substrates, but the community exhibited distinct functional feeding groups in the peak of colonization, with a greater number of shredders in T. ovata. The successive states of decomposition of the two plant detritus showed distinct macroinvertebrate densities; CONCLUSIONS: The amount and state of the plant biomass were important factors influencing the density and diversity of the macroinvertebrate fauna throughout the process of organic decomposition.OBJETIVO: O principal objetivo foi comparar a cinética de decomposição e a colonização de detritos de duas espécies de plantas: a nativa Talauma ovata (pinha-do-brejo e a exótica Saccharum officinarum (cana-de-açúcar por macroinvertebrados; MÉTODOS: Para cada substrato, três recipientes de colonização foram retirados de um riacho e os espécimes identificados até o menor nível taxonômico nos dias 7, 15, 34, 44, 61 e 75. Os detritos foram pesados no início e ao final do experimento e determinadas suas frações de parede celular; RESULTADOS: Os coeficientes de mineralização indicaram maior velocidade de decaimento da matéria orgânica refratária nos detritos de T. ovata. Os dois substratos não apresentaram diferenças na estrutura taxonômica da comunidade

  1. Climaite - a three factor climate change ecosystem manipulation study: Set up and approaches for data analysis

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    Mikkelsen, Teis Nørgaard; Beier, C.; Kappel Schhmidt, I.

    In a new Danish climate change related field scale experiment, CLIMAITE, we are investigating the impacts of individual and multiple simultaneous global changes on ecosystem processes and functioning in a Danish semi natural grassland vegetation dominated by Deschampsia flexuosa and Calluna...... vulgaris. The Climaite experiment involves three global change factors: elevated CO2 (510 ppm), elevated temperature (+ 1-2 C) and altered precipitation (1-1.5 months extended drought in May-July) all compared to ambient conditions in a complete factorial design. The experiment includes six replicates...... initial results from the first treatment year on manipulated and ambient CO2 concentrations and night time temperatures together with plant, soil and ecosystem responses to the treatments (e.g. vegetation surface temperature, soil water content, soil water chemistry, phenology and C sequestration). (www.climaite.dk)...

  2. Mycosphaerella and Teratosphaeria species associated with leaf diseases on Eucalyptus globulus in southern Brazil

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    Marcela G. TEODORO

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Leaf blight and defoliation caused by Teratosphaeria species is one of the most important leaf diseases of Eucalyptus globulus. Due to the importance of this tree species for the production of pulp and paper, and recent reports of severe leaf disease symptoms in Brazil, the present study was conducted to identify the pathogen(s involved. Symptomatic leaves were collected in the Brazilian states of Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul, single ascospore cultures established, and isolates were investigated using DNA-based molecular tools. A species-specific PCR and sequence data from the nuclear ribosomal DNA operon were used for species identification. The following seven species were identified: Mycosphaerella scytalidii, Dissoconium dekkeri (=M. lateralis, Teratosphaeria ohnowa, T. perpendicularis, T. pseudafricana, T. flexuosa and T.nubilosa. Of the recorded species, T. nubilosa is regarded as the most serious threat to the cultivation of E. globulus in the states surveyed.

  3. Phytophthora multivora sp. nov., a new species recovered from declining Eucalyptus, Banksia, Agonis and other plant species in Western Australia.

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    Scott, P M; Burgess, T I; Barber, P A; Shearer, B L; Stukely, M J C; Hardy, G E St J; Jung, T

    2009-06-01

    A new Phytophthora species, isolated from rhizosphere soil of declining or dead trees of Eucalyptus gomphocephala, E. marginata, Agonis flexuosa, and another 13 plant species, and from fine roots of E. marginata and collar lesions of Banksia attenuata in Western Australia, is described as Phytophthora multivora sp. nov. It is homothallic and produces semipapillate sporangia, smooth-walled oogonia containing thick-walled oospores, and paragynous antheridia. Although morphologically similar to P. citricola, phylogenetic analyses of the ITS and cox1 gene regions demonstrate that P. multivora is unique. Phytophthora multivora is pathogenic to bark and cambium of E. gomphocephala and E. marginata and is believed to be involved in the decline syndrome of both eucalypt species within the tuart woodland in south-west Western Australia.

  4. New microsatellite loci for Prosopis alba and P. chilensis (Fabaceae)1

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    Bessega, Cecilia F.; Pometti, Carolina L.; Miller, Joe T.; Watts, Richard; Saidman, Beatriz O.; Vilardi, Juan C.

    2013-01-01

    • Premise of the study: As only six useful microsatellite loci that exhibit broad cross-amplification are so far available for Prosopis species, it is necessary to develop a larger number of codominant markers for population genetic studies. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers obtained for Prosopis species from a 454 pyrosequencing run were optimized and characterized for studies in P. alba and P. chilensis. • Methods and Results: Twelve markers that were successfully amplified showed polymorphism in P. alba and P. chilensis. The number of alleles per locus ranged between two and seven and heterozygosity estimates ranged from 0.2 to 0.8. Most of these loci cross-amplify in P. ruscifolia, P. flexuosa, P. kuntzei, P. glandulosa, and P. pallida. • Conclusions: These loci will enable genetic diversity studies of P. alba and P. chilensis and contribute to fine-scale population structure, indirect estimation of relatedness among individuals, and marker-assisted selection. PMID:25202541

  5. New Microsatellite Loci for Prosopis alba and P. chilensis (Fabaceae

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    Cecilia F. Bessega

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Premise of the study: As only six useful microsatellite loci that exhibit broad cross-amplification are so far available for Prosopis species, it is necessary to develop a larger number of codominant markers for population genetic studies. Simple sequence repeat (SSR markers obtained for Prosopis species from a 454 pyrosequencing run were optimized and characterized for studies in P. alba and P. chilensis. Methods and Results: Twelve markers that were successfully amplified showed polymorphism in P. alba and P. chilensis. The number of alleles per locus ranged between two and seven and heterozygosity estimates ranged from 0.2 to 0.8. Most of these loci cross-amplify in P. ruscifolia, P. flexuosa, P. kuntzei, P. glandulosa, and P. pallida. Conclusions: These loci will enable genetic diversity studies of P. alba and P. chilensis and contribute to fine-scale population structure, indirect estimation of relatedness among individuals, and marker-assisted selection.

  6. New microsatellite loci for Prosopis alba and P. chilensis (Fabaceae).

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    Bessega, Cecilia F; Pometti, Carolina L; Miller, Joe T; Watts, Richard; Saidman, Beatriz O; Vilardi, Juan C

    2013-05-01

    As only six useful microsatellite loci that exhibit broad cross-amplification are so far available for Prosopis species, it is necessary to develop a larger number of codominant markers for population genetic studies. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers obtained for Prosopis species from a 454 pyrosequencing run were optimized and characterized for studies in P. alba and P. chilensis. • Twelve markers that were successfully amplified showed polymorphism in P. alba and P. chilensis. The number of alleles per locus ranged between two and seven and heterozygosity estimates ranged from 0.2 to 0.8. Most of these loci cross-amplify in P. ruscifolia, P. flexuosa, P. kuntzei, P. glandulosa, and P. pallida. • These loci will enable genetic diversity studies of P. alba and P. chilensis and contribute to fine-scale population structure, indirect estimation of relatedness among individuals, and marker-assisted selection.

  7. Characterization of functional SSR markers in Prosopis alba and their transferability across Prosopis species

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    María F. Pomponio

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Aim of study: The aim of the study was to characterize functional microsatellite markers in Prosopis alba and examine the transferability to species from the Prosopis genus. Area of the study: samples were obtained from natural populations of Argentina. Material and Methods: Eleven SSR functional markers related to stress and metabolism were amplified in a sample of 152 genotypes from P.alba, P. denudans, P. hassleriP. chilensis, P. flexuosa, and interspecific hybrids. Main results: In P. alba, the PIC average value was 0.36; and 6 out of the 11 primers showed high values of polymorphism ranging from 0.40 to 0.71. The cross-species transferability was high with high percentages of polymorphic loci. Research highlights: The SSR markers developed in P.alba were easily transferred to other Prosopis species which did not have functional markers.

  8. Seasonal variations and effects of nutrient applications on N and P and microbial biomass under two temperate heathland plants

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    Nielsen, Pia Lund; Andresen, Louise Christoffersen; Michelsen, Anders

    2009-01-01

    . The microbial biomass on the other hand was positively related to soil water content in fertilized plots indicating that this was due to an indirect effect of enhanced nutrient availability. Microbial N and P pools were respectively 1000 and 100 times higher than the pool of inorganic N and P, and microbes......Eutrofication is a threat against nutrient-poor habitats as increased amounts of nutrients in ecosystems may cause changes in the vegetation. Nitrogen (N) deposition leads to conversion of Calluna heathlands into graminoid dominated heath, but low availability of P may hinder or slow down...... this process. In this study the soil properties under two dominant heathland plants, the dwarf shrub Calluna vulgaris and the grass Deschampsia flexuosa, were investigated, with focus on nutrient content in the organic top soil and soil microbes during the main growing season and effects of nutrient amendments...

  9. Submerged macrophyte biomass distribution in the shallow saline lake Fuente de Piedra (Spain as function of environmental variables

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    Conde-Álvarez, Rafael M.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Aquatic macrophyte biomass, diaspore bank distribution and their relationship to spatial variability of depth, nutrients (nitrite, nitrate, ammonium and soluble reactive phosphorus as well as sediment granulometry in an athalassohaline lake have been studied during one wet hydrological year. The results indicate that species growing in the lake show different spatial distribution patterns throughout the lake. Indirect gradient analysis (canonical analysis results showed a first axis defined as a function of Ulva flexuosa Wulfen biomass which is, in turn, positively correlated with interstitial ammonium and Soluble Reactive Phosphorus (SRP. The second axis was mainly established due to Lamprothamnium papulosum (Wallr. J. Groves biomass which correlated positively to depth and negatively to interstitial ammonium and SRP. These results revealed a NESW eutrophic gradient allowing the U. Flexuosa biomass proliferation. This phenomenon could increase the shadow effect over the rest of the macrophytes inhabiting this shallow lake. Moreover, the eutrophic harmful effect on the macrophyte physiology and over the diaspore bank could have important consequences in the survival of such important populations. The results reported in this study show the need for studies as the base to select sampling points for monitoring this wetland.

    La distribución de la biomasa de los macrófitos acuáticos y de su banco de semillas y oogonios ha sido investigada en relación a la profundidad, los nutrientes (nitrito, nitrato, amonio y fósforo soluble reactivo y la granulometría del sedimento durante un año hidrológico húmedo. Los resultados muestran patrones de distribución diferentes en las distintas especies. Los resultados del análisis canónico basado en análisis de gradiente indirecto muestran un primer eje definido en función de la biomasa de U. Flexuosa, Wulfen que, a su vez, está positivamente correlacionada con el

  10. Contributions to the phytocoenological study of the beech forests of the Luzulo-Fagetum type in the Oraştie river basin (Central-Western Romania

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    Petru BURESCU

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available n the current paper we present a phytocoenologic study of the phytocoenoses of the association Luzulo albidae-Fagetum sylvaticae Zólyomi 1955 (Syn.: Hieracio rotundati-Fagetum (Vida 1963 Täuber 1987, Dechampsio flexuosae-Fagetum Soó 1962, Luzulo-Fagetum silvaticae Beldie 1951 Morariu et al. 1968 identified in the acidophylous beech forests of the Orăştie river basin, situated in the central-western part of Romania. The characterisation of the association under analysis as well as the presentation of the synthetic table have been done by selecting the most representative relevées performed in the beech forests of the Luzulo-Fagetum type belonging to the Orăştie river. The phytocoenoses of these beech forests were analysed in terms of physiognomy and floristic composition, life forms spectrum, floristic elements, and ecological indices.

  11. Effect of dominant ground vegetation on soil organic matter quality in a declining mountain spruce forest of central Europe

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    Bonifacio, E.; Santoni, S.; Zanini, E. (Universita degli Studi di Torino (Italy)); Cudlin, P. (Inst. of Systems Biology and Ecology, Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic))

    2008-07-01

    Grasses and shrubs constitute a high proportion of the total biomass in declining forest stands and may deeply affect soil organic matter. We fractionated the organic matter of 45 Oa horizons from the Krkonose Mts. into humic and fulvic acids (HA and FA) and related the differences to the dominant ground vegetation Vaccinium myrtillus, Deschampsia flexuosa and Molinia caerulea. Organic C was higher under M. caerulea than under Vaccinium myrtillus, but the humification rate was similar at all sites. A higher proportion of HA was found under M. caerulea, indicating that differences in species lead to variations in the quality of humic substances, but not in the quantitative aspects of the humification process. Regarding the importance of HA and FA in soil development, the findings suggest that, upon forest decline, major changes may be expected not only in the O horizons, but also in the whole soil profile. (orig.)

  12. Changing heathlands in a changing climate

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    Ransijn, Johannes

    Atmospheric CO2 concentrations and temperatures are rising and precipitation regimes are changing at global scale. How ecosystem will be affected by global climatic change is dependent on the responses of plants and plant communities. This thesis focuses on how climate change affects heathland...... plant communities. Many heathlands have shifted from dwarf shrub dominance to grass dominance and climatic change might affect the competitive balance between dwarf shrubs and grasses. We looked at heathland vegetation dynamics and heathland plant responses to climatic change at different spatial......) a study on the effects of elevated atmospheric CO2-concentration, warming and drought on the photosynthetic capacity and phenology of C. vulgaris and D. flexuosa in an outdoor climate change experiment on a grassy heathland in Denmark; 4) a study on climate change impacts on the competitive interactions...

  13. Off-season biogenic volatile organic compound emissions from heath mesocosms

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    Rinnan, Riikka; Gierth, Diana; Bilde, Merete

    2013-01-01

    Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) affect both atmospheric processes and ecological interactions. Our primary aim was to differentiate between BVOC emissions from above- and belowground plant parts and heath soil outside the growing season. The second aim was to assess emissions from...... herbivory, mimicked by cutting the plants. Mesocosms from a temperate Deschampsia flexuosa-dominated heath ecosystem and a subarctic mixed heath ecosystem were either left intact, the aboveground vegetation was cut, or all plant parts (including roots) were removed. For 3-5 weeks, BVOC emissions were...... measured in growth chambers by an enclosure method using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. CO2 exchange, soil microbial biomass and soil carbon and nitrogen concentrations were also analyzed. Vegetation cutting increased BVOC emissions by more than 20-fold, and the induced compounds were mainly eight...

  14. Interactive effects of drought, elevated CO2 and warming on photosynthetic capacity and photosystem performance in temperate heath plants

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    Albert, Kristian Rost; Mikkelsen, Teis Nørgaard; Michelsen, Anders

    2011-01-01

    with elevated CO2 (CO2, FACE), nighttime warming (T) and periodic drought (D), we investigated photosynthetic capacity and PSII performance in the evergreen dwarf shrub Calluna vulgaris and the grass Deschampsia flexuosa in a temperate heath ecosystem. Photosynthetic capacity was evaluated using A/Ci curves......, while post-rewetting up-regulation of these parameters was observed in the grass. Warming effects acted indirectly to improve early season Jmax, Vcmax and PItotal. The responses in the multi-factorial experimental manipulations demonstrated complex interactive effects of T × CO2, D × CO2 and T × D × CO2....... The interaction effects that were observed depended upon both the growth strategy of the species considered, and their ability to adjust during drought and rewetting periods....

  15. Defoliation reduces soil biota - and modifies stimulating effects of elevated CO2

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    Dam, Marie; Christensen, Søren

    2015-01-01

    To understand the responses to external disturbance such as defoliation and possible feedback mechanisms at global change in terrestrial ecosystems, it is necessary to examine the extent and nature of effects on aboveground-belowground interactions. We studied a temperate heathland system subjected...... to experimental climate and atmospheric factors based on prognoses for year 2075 and further exposed to defoliation. By defoliating plants, we were able to study how global change modifies the interactions of the plant-soil system. Shoot production, root biomass, microbial biomass, and nematode abundance were...... assessed in the rhizosphere of manually defoliated patches of Deschampsia flexuosa in June in a full-factorial FACE experiment with the treatments: increased atmospheric CO2, increased nighttime temperatures, summer droughts, and all of their combinations. We found a negative effect of defoliation...

  16. Photosynthesis of boreal ground vegetation after a forest clear-cut

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    Kulmala, L.; Pumpanen, J.; Vesala, T.; Hari, P.

    2009-11-01

    Heather (Calluna vulgaris), rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium), wavy hair-grass (Deschampsia flexuosa) and raspberry (Rubus idaeus) are typical species at boreal clear-cut sites. In this study, we measured their photosynthesis separately in the growing season of 2005 using a manual chamber. All measured species showed clear and species-specific seasonal cycles of photosynthetic activity (Pmax). The maxima of C. vulgaris and E. angustifolium occurred around June and July, while that of R. idaeus occurred as late as August. A simple model of photosynthetic activity is presented, addressing the photosynthesis of C. vulgaris was mainly explained by temperature history when the soil moisture is high. The activity of deciduous D. flexuosa also followed the temperature history, unlike the activities of E. angustifolium and R. idaeus. During a short drought, some shoots decreased their Pmax levels but none of the species showed similar reactions between individuals. We also observed that the comparison of the whole-plant Pmax or respiration of different-sized individuals were less scattered than the results based on full-grown leaf mass, implying that species-specific rates of photosynthesis at ground level are rather similar regardless of the plant size. Using species composition and continuous temperature and light measurements, we upscaled the species-specific process rates and integrated fixed and respired CO2 of ground vegetation for the entire 2005 growing season. The photosynthetic production per surface area of soil was 760 g C m-2 y-1 at the fertile site and 300 g C m-2 y-1 at the infertile site. During the snow-free period (18 April-21 November), the above ground parts of measured species released 75 g C m-2 y-1 at the infertile site. At the fertile site, E. angustifolium and R. idaeus respired 22 and 12 g C m-2 y-1, respectively.

  17. New xenophytes from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain, with emphasis on naturalized and (potentially invasive species

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    Verloove, F.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Trabajos recientes de campo en Gran Canaria han facilitado el descubrimiento de nuevas localidades para plantas vasculares no nativas. Agave attenuata, Antigonon leptopus, Atriplex nummularia, Cascabela thevetia, Cenchrus echinatus, Cuscuta campestris, Diplachne fusca subsp. uninervia, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Dysphania anthelmintica (hasta ahora confundida con D. ambrosioides, Eclipta prostrata, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Fagopyrum esculentum, Gossypium barbadense, Lablab purpureus, Lemna minuta, Opuntia leucotricha, Passiflora edulis, Pennisetum glaucum, Phaseolus acutifolius, Pluchea carolinensis, Prosopis juliflora, Salvia microphylla, Schinus terebinthifolius, Senna spectabilis, Solanum chrysotrichum, Tecoma stans, Tipuana tipu, Urochloa mutica, U. plantaginea y Washingtonia se citan por primera vez para las Islas Canarias, mientras que Alopecurus myosuroides, Amaranthus blitoides, Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica, Cardamine flexuosa subsp. debilis, Heliotropium curassavicum, Leonotis nepetifolia, Medicago lupulina, Parkinsonia aculeata, Physalis peruviana, Phytolacca americana y Turnera ulmifolia son nuevas para la flora de la isla de Gran Canaria. Finalmente, se confirma la presencia de Paspalum vaginatum, P. distichum y Cortaderia selloana en Gran Canaria.Trabajos recientes de campo en Gran Canaria han facilitado el descubrimiento de nuevas localidades para plantas vasculares no nativas. Agave attenuata, Antigonon leptopus, Atriplex nummularia, Cascabela thevetia, Cenchrus echinatus, Cuscuta campestris, Diplachne fusca subsp. uninervia, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Dysphania anthelmintica (hasta ahora confundida con D. ambrosioides, Eclipta prostrata, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Fagopyrum esculentum, Gossypium barbadense, Lablab purpureus, Lemna minuta, Opuntia leucotricha, Passiflora edulis, Pennisetum glaucum, Phaseolus acutifolius, Pluchea carolinensis, Prosopis juliflora, Salvia microphylla, Schinus terebinthifolius, Senna spectabilis, Solanum

  18. Palynological analysis of a palm swamp in Central Brazil

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    Ferraz-vicentini, K. R.; Salgado-Labouriau, M. L.

    1996-07-01

    A 281 cm core collected in a palm swamp in Central Brazil yielded ages from more than 32,400 radiocarbon years B.P. to about 3,500 B.P. The palynological analysis indicates changes and oscillations in the climate during this time. At more than 32,400 years B.P. a palm swamp ( Mauritia) and a gallery forest occupied the coring site and an arboreal cerrado (savannalike vegetation) occurred in the region around the studied area. This indicates a vegetation similar to the present, suggesting a warm semi-humid climate with four to five months dry season as at present. At the end of the Middle Pleniglacial (32,400 to ca. 28,300) trees and shrubs started to decline in the region. From ca. 27,000 to ca. 20,000 B.P. the palm swamp was replaced by a shallow lake and a grassland occupied the region. This phase was humid and probably colder than the preceding two phases and the present climate. The decrease of pollen, spores and algae concentration from ca. 18,500 to ca. 11,300 suggests a dry and perhaps cold phase at the end of the Pleistocene. The dryness (but not the cold) continued from ca. 10,500 until ca. 7,700 and the site was burned during this phase, suggesting the dry season was longer than at present. From 6,680 to ca. 3,500 B.P. the Mauritia swamp, the gallery forest and the arboreal cerrado started to return to the region indicating an increase in humidity. There is no record from there to the present because of present human disturbance. The occurrence of abundant charcoal particles in the older sediments suggest that natural fires burned the cerrado several times during the Pleniglacial time, although the palm swamp was not directly burned. The presence of charcoal particles in the beginning of the Holocene could be in part produced by human occupation of the land. Comparison is made with results of other palynological analyses from cerrados and savannas of northern South America.

  19. Localidades de ocorrência de Phyllomedusa tetraploidea Pombal & Haddad, 1992 (Anura: Hylidae e novo registro para Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Full Text Available O gênero Phyllomedusa é composto por 30 espécies, com representantes distribuídos em diversos países da América do Sul, a leste dos Andes. No Brasil, ocorre em todas as regiões do país. Phyllomedusa tetraploidea é uma espécie do grupo P. burmeisteri e tem como localidade-tipo Holambra II, município de Paranapanema, estado de São Paulo, apresentando tamanho mediano e porte robusto, discos adesivos desenvolvidos, faces laterais da coxa com riscos azuis escuros sobre fundo laranja. Os machos vocalizam na vegetação junto a brejos ou poças, sendo a desova depositada em folhas pendentes sobre a água. O presente trabalho apresenta os registros de P. tetraploidea obtidos em incursões de campo trimestrais realizadas entre Out/2009 e Set/2010, no município de Xaxim (Santa Catarina, Brasil, além de um mapa das localidades de ocorrência da mesma, a partir da revisão dos registros de trabalhos já publicados.

  20. Phylogeography of four frog species in forest fragments of northeastern Brazil--a preliminary study.

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    Carnaval, Ana Carolina O Q

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    I contrast mitochondrial DNA genealogies based on 612 bp of the cytochrome b gene across four co-distributed species of frogs in Northeastern Brazil. They are Hyla albomarginata, Hyla branneri, Proceratophrys boiei, and Scinax nebulosus. Samples were collected from the core or edge of six rainforest remnants in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas. Three fragments are located within the humid Atlantic Forest morphoclimatic domain (municipalities of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Ibateguara, and Jaqueira), two are located in the transition zone between the Atlantic Forest domain and the semi-arid Caatinga (Caruaru and Timbaúba), and one is found within the Caatinga (Brejo da Madre de Deus). Results show that local patterns and levels of genetic diversity are influenced by taxon-specific habitat requirements. Populations of the montane, closed-canopy species P. boiei show strong geographical structure, reflecting barriers to gene flow that predate human-driven habitat destruction. Species occurring along forest edges, such as H. albomarginata and S. nebulosus, show genetic patterns similar to those of P. boiei, but lower levels of genetic divergence. The more generalist Hyla branneri shows no geographic pattern. The data are in agreement with distribution and fossil data gathered for other groups of organisms, suggesting that mesic forests occupied the currently arid Caatinga in the recent past.

  1. Einstein and relativity takes the stage: dialogue on the theater in school and a creative Physics education

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    Letícia Maria Oliveira

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    Full Text Available In this work, a creative way to teach Physics to the students in Regular Education is suggested, by presenting the following aspects: how it happened, outcomes, and the way to present it to the readers. The theater was chosen, considering that scientific knowledge can be represented beyond its rigidity, at the same time that art provokes reflections in the actor and in the spectator. A group of scientific theater was created in a school in Brejo Santo, Ceará, and besides staging, a website was elaborated. The characters "Traditional Teaching" and "New Physics" are the protagonists of the story and they will show us in their dialogues, how difficult it is, however possible, to show possibilities of Physics teaching through an entertaining approach in regular schools. Among the results, positive changes were noticed in the group, as the student's posture in classroom, besides receptivity and respect among the friends and with the teacher. Besides, they began to see Physics in another way, becoming more motivated to learn this science. In that sense, considering the current brazilian education, the objective of this work focuses on the teacher's need to act in a differentiated way, through strategies and new methodologies. Therefore, the theatrical practice, more specifically, the scientific theater, can be a tool of great didactic potential in teachers’ practice, contributing for teaching process and learning of Physics.

  2. Percurso das ações de promoção da saúde na residência multiprofissional: Análise à luz de um referencial europeu.

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    Solange Castro Evangelista

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou descrever o percurso das ações de Promoção da Saúde na Residência Multiprofissional em Saúde a partir do referencial teórico do CompHP. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo, com abordagem qualitativa, realizado em Brejo Santo, Ceará, no contexto da Residência Multiprofissional, com participação de 16 profissionais residentes. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista semiestruturada e os dados foram organizados conforme Análise de Conteúdo e analisados com base na literatura e referencial teórico do CompHP. Foram construídas quatro categorias que representam os domínios de competências em promoção da saúde que caracterizam um processo sequencial e organizacional das ações de promoção da saúde: a Diagnóstico; b Planejamento; c Implementação; e d Avaliação e Pesquisa. As ações de promoção da saúde na Residência Multiprofissionais demonstraram seguir uma sequência lógica e estruturada condizente com os domínios de competências e etapas processuais de Diagnóstico, Planejamento, Implementação e Avaliação e Pesquisa.

  3. Zinc fertilization in cowpea cultivars

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Zinc (Zn is an essential micronutrient for plants, due to its role as a functional, structural, or regulatory cofactor in a large number of enzymes. The element is necessary for the synthesis of tryptophan, which is a precursor of indoleacetic acid. The aim of this study was to evaluate the behavior of two cowpea cultivars fertilized with four doses of Zn (0.0, 2.0, 4.0, and 6.0 kg of Zn ha-1 regarding dry grain yield (PGS, in addition to quantifying leaf and grain Zn content and grain crude protein. The experiment was conducted in the town of Brejo, in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. A 4 x 2 factorial scheme was used with four replications. Response functions were adjusted by calculating the Zn doses which provided a maximum technical efficiency for each genotype. The tested cultivars of cowpea showed no great difference regarding Zn demand applied to the soil, ranging from 3.2 to 3.4 kg of Zn ha-1 for BRS Tumucumaque and BRS Guariba, respectively. Concerning Zn use efficiency, BRS Guariba was more responsive than was BRS Tumucumaque, i.e. the same dose of Zn produced 70 kg grain and 2.1 kg crude protein per hectare.

  4. Are sugarcane leaf-detritus well colonized by aquatic macroinvertebrates?

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    Full Text Available AIM: The aim was to compare the kinetics of decomposition and the colonization of leaf litter of two plant species, the native Talauma ovata (pinha-do-brejo and the exotic Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane, by aquatic macroinvertebrates; METHODS: From each substrate, three recipients of colonization were taken from a stream, and the specimens identified to the lowest taxonomic level on days 7, 15, 34, 44, 61 and 75. The debris was weighed at the beginning and end of the experiment and determined their cell wall fractions; RESULTS: The coefficients of mineralization indicated higher velocity decay of organic matter refractory in T. ovata. There was no difference in taxonomic structure of macroinvertebrates, between the two substrates, but the community exhibited distinct functional feeding groups in the peak of colonization, with a greater number of shredders in T. ovata. The successive states of decomposition of the two plant detritus showed distinct macroinvertebrate densities; CONCLUSIONS: The amount and state of the plant biomass were important factors influencing the density and diversity of the macroinvertebrate fauna throughout the process of organic decomposition.

  5. Paleoenvironmental dynamics in South Amazonia, Brazil, during the last 35,000 years inferred from pollen and geochemical records of Lago do Saci

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    Fontes, D.; Cordeiro, R. C.; Martins, G. S.; Behling, H.; Turcq, B.; Sifeddine, A.; Seoane, J. C. S.; Moreira, L. S.; Rodrigues, R. A.

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    Paleoenvironmental changes for the last 35,000 years were reconstructed from palynological, sedimentological and organic geochemical evidence from a well-dated sediment core from Lago do Saci (South Amazonia). Dry climatic conditions occurred between 35,000 and 18,200 cal yr BP as recorded by high frequencies of open savanna taxa and low lake level indicated by Sagittaria and low Total Organic Carbon content. Cold temperatures are indicated by the presence of Podocarpus and Ilex. A sedimentation hiatus observed between 18,200 and 9200 cal yr BP was likely related to dry conditions. The beginning of the Holocene was marked by rainforest expansion and an increase in carbon content that represented high lake levels and warmer and wetter climate conditions. Between 7500 and 5000 cal yr BP, the expansion of open savanna, seasonal forest elements and abundant black carbon suggests a dry phase. After 5000 cal yr BP, rainforest expansion and higher lake levels indicate a return to wetter conditions. A reduction of flooding taxa (Celtis and Mauritia) between 1800 and 1300 cal yr BP, high lake level conditions and maintenance of a forest physiognomy, suggests a decrease of regional precipitation and subsequent reduction of the flooded areas in a still humid climate regime.

  6. Holocene Amazon rainforest-savanna dynamics and climatic implications: high-resolution pollen record from Laguna Loma Linda in eastern Colombia

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    Behling, Hermann; Hooghiemstra, Henry

    2000-10-01

    We present a high-resolution pollen record of a 695-cm-long sediment core from Laguna Loma Linda, located at an altitude of 310 m in the transitional zone between the savannas of the Llanos Orientales and the Amazonian rainforest, about 100 km from the Eastern Cordillera. Based on eight AMS 14C ages, the record represents the last 8700 14C yr BP. During the period from 8700 to 6000 14C yr BP the vegetation was dominated by grass savanna with only a few woody taxa, such as Curatella and Byrsonima, present in low abundance. Gallery forest along the drainage system apparently was poorly developed. Compared with today, precipitation must have been significantly lower and seasonality stronger. During the period from 6000 to 3600 14C yr BP, rainforest taxa increased markedly, reflecting an increase in precipitation. Rainforest and gallery forest taxa such as Moraceae/Urticaceae, Melastomataceae, Alchornea, Cecropia and Acalypha, were abundant, whereas Poaceae were reduced in frequency. From 3600 to 2300 14C yr BP rainforest taxa continued to increase; Moraceae/Urticaceae became very frequent, and Myrtaceae and Myrsine became common. Savanna vegetation decreased continuously. We infer that precipitation was still increasing, and that the length of the annual dry period possibly shortened. From 2300 14C yr BP onwards, grass savanna (mainly represented by Poaceae) expanded and Mauritia palms became frequent. This reflects increased human impact on the vegetation.

  7. Late Holocene history of savannah gallery forest from Carimagua area, Colombia

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    Berrio, Juan Carlos; Hooghiemstra, Henry; Behling, Hermann; Van Der Borg

    2002-01-01

    The pollen record of a 65-cm long core Laguna Carimagua-Bosque (4 degrade 04' N, 70 degrade 13' W) shows the late Holocene environmental history from a lake located within the gallery forest of the savannahs of the llanos Orientales of Colombia. Nine AMS radiocarbon dates of the organic deposits show the core represents the period from c. 1300 14 C yr BP to the present. The lake evolved from an active drainage system. During the period from c. 1300 to 875 14 C yr BP (zone CMB-Ia) Mauritia dominated swamp and gallery forest was present dominated by Cecropia, and later also Acalypha and Alchornea. From 875 to 700 14 C yr BP (zone CMB Ib) the lake was completely surrounded by gallery forest. Mauritiella and Cecropia occurred around the lake. Cecropia pioneer forest reached its greatest abundance and became gradually replaced by a more species rich gallery forest, including Acalypha, Alchornea, Euterpe/Geonoma, Moraceae/Urticaceae, Piperaceae, and Virola. From 700 to 125 14 C yr BP (zone CMB - II) Cecropia lost its dominant role and Mauritiella palms became more frequent. Main vegetation categories were swamp forest, gallery forest, under story elements, savannah shrubs and trees, and grass savannah. From 125 14 C yr BP to recent (zone CMB -III) plant diversity in the gallery forest became highest, Mauritiella became very abundant and among the savannah elements woody Didymopanax increased

  8. Systematic analysis of rice (Oryza sativa) metabolic responses to herbivory.

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    Alamgir, Kabir Md; Hojo, Yuko; Christeller, John T; Fukumoto, Kaori; Isshiki, Ryutaro; Shinya, Tomonori; Baldwin, Ian T; Galis, Ivan

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    Plants defend against attack from herbivores by direct and indirect defence mechanisms mediated by the accumulation of phytoalexins and release of volatile signals, respectively. While the defensive arsenals of some plants, such as tobacco and Arabidopsis are well known, most of rice's (Oryza sativa) defence metabolites and their effectiveness against herbivores remain uncharacterized. Here, we used a non-biassed metabolomics approach to identify many novel herbivory-regulated metabolic signatures in rice. Most were up-regulated by herbivore attack while only a few were suppressed. Two of the most prominent up-regulated signatures were characterized as phenolamides (PAs), p-coumaroylputrescine and feruloylputrescine. PAs accumulated in response to attack by both chewing insects, i.e. feeding of the lawn armyworm (Spodoptera mauritia) and the rice skipper (Parnara guttata) larvae, and the attack of the sucking insect, the brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens, BPH). In bioassays, BPH insects feeding on 15% sugar solution containing p-coumaroylputrescine or feruloylputrescine, at concentrations similar to those elicited by heavy BPH attack in rice, had a higher mortality compared to those feeding on sugar diet alone. Our results highlight PAs as a rapidly expanding new group of plant defence metabolites that are elicited by herbivore attack, and deter herbivores in rice and other plants. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  9. Structure and tree species composition in different habitats of savanna used by indigenous people in the Northern Brazilian Amazon.

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    de Oliveira, Rodrigo Leonardo Costa; Farias, Hugo Leonardo Sousa; Perdiz, Ricardo de Oliveira; Scudeller, Veridiana Vizoni; Imbrozio Barbosa, Reinaldo

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    Woody plant diversity from the Amazonian savannas has been poorly quantified. In order to improve the knowledge on wood plants of these regional ecosystems, a tree inventory was carried out in four different habitats used by indigenous people living in the savanna areas of the Northern Brazilian Amazon. The habitats were divided into two types (or groups) of vegetation formations: forest (riparian forest, forest island, and buritizal = Mauritia palm formation) and non-forest (typical savanna). The inventory was carried out in two hectares established in the Darora Indigenous Community region, north of the state of Roraima. The typical savanna is the most densely populated area (709 stems ha -1 ); however, it has the lowest tree species richness (nine species, seven families) in relation to typical forest habitats: riparian forest (22 species, 13 families and 202 stems ha -1 ), forest islands (13 species, 10 families and 264 stems ha -1 ), and buritizal (19 species, 15 families and 600 stems ha -1 ). The tree structure (density and dominance) of the forest habitats located in the savanna areas studied in this work is smaller in relation to forest habitats derived from continuous areas of other parts of the Amazon. These environments are derived from Paleoclimatic fragmentation, and are currently affected by the impact of intensive use of natural resources as timberselective logging and some land conversion for agriculture.

  10. Effects of elevated nitrogen deposition on the field-layer vegetation in coniferous forests

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    Kellner, O. [Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Science, Dept. of Ecology and Enviromental Research, Uppsala (Sweden); Redbo-Torstensson, P. [Uppsala Univ., Dept. of Ecological Botany, Uppsala (Sweden)

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    Time series studies on vegetation changes in European coniferous forests are reviewed in relation to nitrogen deposition. In areas with high N deposition, grasses had increased together with mean indicator values for nitrogen. The same type of changes have been recorded in nitrogen fertilization experiments. In order to investigate whether such vegetation changes only take place at high N deposition levels, we performed a five-year experiment in which nitrogen was applied to the field layer in a coniferous forest in central Sweden. There were five different fertilization treatments: i) control with no extra nitrogen, ii) 0.5, iii) 1.0, iv) 2.0, and v) 4.0 g N m{sup -2} yr{sup -1}. Six species were present in sufficient amounts to make analyses of changes possible: Deschampsia flexuosa, Linnaea borealis, luzula pilosa, Trientalis europaea, Vaccinium myrtillus and V. vitis-idaea. for only two of these species (D. flexuosa and T. europaea) was there a significant effect of the nitrogen treatment. A third species (V. myrtillus) changed significantly through the years, but showed no effect of nitrogen. For D. fluxuosa, the magnitude of the increase in shoot density after five years was closely related to the amount of nitrogen added. In control plots it shoot density remained fairly constant. Ramet density of T. europaea more than doubled in the two treatments with the lowest amounts of added nitrogen, and increased more than five times in the two highest treatments. In the control treatment ramet density was fairly constant. Vaccinium myrtillus increased in density during the five years, from 36 ramets m{sup -2} in 1988 to 46 m{sup -2} 1992. The increase in ramet density was observed in all treatments and we detected no significant effect of nitrogen treatments. Our results indicate that changes in the field layer are induced already at low deposition rates (0.5 g N m{sup - }yr{sup -1} in through-fall). (Abstract Truncated)

  11. Evaluación in vitro de sustancias antibacterianas producidas por bacterias aisladas de diferentes organismos marinos

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    Isabel Castillo

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    Full Text Available Se realizaron antibiogramas directos para detectar la presencia de bacterias productoras de sustancias antibacterianas aisladas de diferentes organismos marinos, utilizando el patógeno de humanos Staphylococcus aureus ATCC6538 como germen revelador. Alas bacterias que produjeron sustancias inhibidoras del crecimiento del germen revelador se les realizó pruebas morfológicas, fisiológicas y bioquímicas en función de identificarlas a nivel de género. De un total de 290 cepas 54 (18.6 % inhibieron el crecimiento del germen revelador, pero sólo 27 se mantuvieron viables. Los grupos más representativos de donde se aislaron las bacterias productoras de sustancias antibacterianas fueron los moluscos bivalvos, las esponjas y corales, presentaron un 41.2, 33.3 y 29.7 %, respectivamente, de bacterias productoras relativas al número de sus aislados. Los organismos que presentaron una mayor proporción de bacterias inhibidoras del germen revelador se aislaron del coral Madracis decactis (62.5 %, la esponja Cliona sp. (57.1 %, y el octocoral Plexaura flexuosa (50.0 %. De las 27 cepas productoras de sustancias antibacterianas que se identificaron, 51.85 % pertenecieron al género Aeromonas y 14.8% al género Vibro. Los resultados muestran la abundancia de bacterias marinas productoras de sustancias antibacterianas, la mayoría de ellas pertenecientes al grupo de las vibrionáceas principalmente aisladas de corales y moluscos bivalvosBacteria from several groups of marine organisms were isolated and, using direct antibiograms, identified those that produce antibacterial substances, using a human pathogenic strain of Staphylococcus aureus ATCC6538 as revealing microorganism. Bacteria which produce substances that inhibite S. aureus growth were identified through morphological, physiological and biochemical tests. Out of 290 bacteria, 54 (18.6 % inhibited the growth of S. aureus, but only 27 survived for identification. Bivalves, sponges and corals were

  12. Epidemiologia das doenças da parte aérea da mandioca no Município de Alagoa Nova, Paraíba

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    Full Text Available A mandioca é utilizada na alimentação humana, animal e na indústria. No Estado da Paraíba, é explorada comercialmente no Litoral, na microrregião do Brejo Paraibano e como cultura de subsistência no interior. Tendo em vista a ausência de estudos epidemiológicos da cultura no Estado, objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o progresso da severidade e da incidência da mancha parda (Cercosporidium henningsii, mancha branca (Phaeoramularia manihotis e antracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides em condições de infecção natural em campo ao longo de um ano, no Sítio Geraldo, situado no município de Alagoa Nova-PB, Brejo paraibano. Os dados para os estudos epidemiológicos foram registrados no 18º dia de cada mês, no período de setembro de 2012 a agosto de 2013. Para avaliar a incidência, calculou-se a porcentagem de plantas apresentando sintomas. A severidade foi quantificada a partir das observações das lesões nos tecidos foliares com o emprego de escala diagramática, escala descritiva e índice de Índice de Mackinney. Os dados da curva de progresso foram submetidos à análise de correlação de Pearson em relação aos dados meteorológicos mensais. Calculou-se também a área abaixo da curva de progresso da doença (AACPD. Dentre as plantas selecionadas 95%, 17% e 8,5% apresentaram os sintomas de mancha parda, mancha branca e antracnose, respectivamente. As lesões destas doenças foram observadas na ordem de 13,3%; 4,7% e 3,3% de extensão nos tecidos aéreos. Os valores de incidência e severidade das três doenças aumentaram gradativamente no decorrer do período de avaliação, atingindo o resultado final de 61,02; 32,45 e 15,28 para AACPD. As taxas de progresso da severidade mensais mais elevadas foram de 0,441 para mancha parda em setembro, 0,197 para mancha branca e 0,192 para antracnose, em novembro e dezembro. Houve correlação positiva entre o índice pluviométrico e o progresso das doenças e negativa em rela

  13. Phyllanthus L. (Phyllanthaceae em Pernambuco, Brasil Phyllanthus L. (Phyllanthaceae in Pernambuco State, Brazil

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    Full Text Available O estudo foi baseado na análise morfológica de materiais herborizados e observação em campo. Foram registradas 17 espécies diferenciadas, principalmente, através do número e forma das sépalas, número e união dos estames, além do sexo da inflorescência e ornamentação da testa das sementes. Dessas espécies, seis (P. amarus Schum. & Thonn., P. tenellus Roxb., P. caroliniensis Walt. subsp. caroliniensis, P. niruri L., P. orbiculatus L.C. Rich. e P. stipulatus (Raf. Webster apresentam ampla distribuição no Estado, quatro (P. chacoensis Morong, P. klotzschianus Müll. Arg., P. heteradenius Müll. Arg., P. claussenii Müll. Arg. restringiram-se a zona das Caatingas, sendo P. chacoensis Morong restrita à vegetação ripária do vale do rio São Francisco e as demais (P. acuminatus Vahl, P. subemarginatus Müll. Arg., P. minutulus Müll. Arg., P. hypoleucus Müll. Arg., P. juglandifolius Willd., P. urinaria L. e P. grandyi M.J. Silva & M.F. Sales são de ambientes florestais da zona da Mata, podendo ainda alcançar as florestas montanas, "brejos" de Altitude, do interior do Estado. Chave para identificação, comentários sobre afinidades e distribuição geográfica, bem como ilustrações, são fornecidas.This study was based on morphological analysis of dry material and field observations. The 17 species found in Pernambuco are recognized by sepal number and shape, number and fusion of the stamens, inflorescence sex and seed coat ornamentation. Six species (P. amarus Schum. & Thonn., P. tenellus Roxb., P. caroliniensis Walt. subsp. caroliniensis, P. niruri L., P. orbiculatus L.C. Rich. and P. stipulatus (Raf. Webster are widely distributed in Pernambuco; four (P. chacoensis Morong, P. klotzschianus Müll. Arg., P. heteradenius Müll. Arg., P. claussenii Müll. Arg. are restricted to the caatinga biome, where P. chacoensis is restricted to riparian vegetation of the São Francisco River. The other species (P. acuminatus Vahl, P

  14. Estrutura da vegetação arbórea de um remanescente ecotonal urbano floresta-savana no Parque do Sabiá, em Uberlândia, MG Tree vegetation structure in an urban forest-savanna ecotone remnant, southeastern Brazil

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    Full Text Available Neste estudo, avaliou-se a estrutura do componente arbóreo de manchas de vegetação correspondentes à Floresta Estacional Semidecidual e dois cerradões, inseridas em um remanescente urbano composto também por uma mancha de mata de brejo. O levantamento compreendeu 1,32 ha, onde todos os indivíduos com perímetro à altura do peito > 5 cm foram amostrados. Registraram-se 141 espécies, distribuídas em 46 famílias botânicas, com diversidade de Shannon de 3,99. Fabaceae apresentou a maior riqueza de espécies no levantamento, corroborando o padrão encontrado em outros estudos sobre o bioma Cerrado. Maprounea guianensis teve os maiores valores relativos de densidade, freqüência e dominância no remanescente. A floresta estacional apresentou a maior riqueza florística e espécies características dessa formação, em comparação com demais pesquisas. Hirtella glandulosa apresentou o maior valor de importância no cerradão 2, o que evidencia a existência de um solo distrófico nessa fisionomia. Características estruturais similares entre o cerradão 2 e a floresta estacional e diversidade florística significativamente maior no cerradão 2 do que no cerradão 1, além da presença de espécies típicas de matas de brejo e floresta estacional no cerradão 2, evidenciavam áreas de transição no remanescente. No cerradão 1 foram registrados poucos indivíduos arbóreos nas menores classes de diâmetro. Isso provavelmente se deva às perturbações antrópicas constantes e variadas, indicando a necessidade de ações preventivas para a conservação e manejo desse patrimônio biológico.The study evaluated the tree component structure of vegetation fragments consisted of semideciduous forest, two woody savannas (cerradão, inserted in an urban forest remnant, also consisting of a fragment of swamp forest. The survey comprised 1.32 hectares, where all trees with ³ 5 cm perimeter at breast height were recorded. A total of 141 species

  15. Biologia reprodutiva e uso de habitat por Cantorchilus Leucotis (Lafresnaye, 1845 (aves, Troglodytidae no Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brasil

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    Paula Fernanda Albonette de Nóbrega

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento atual sobre o sucesso reprodutivo e características da história de vida da maioria das espécies de aves neotropicais é deficiente. A qualidade do habitat onde o ninho é construído é um dos fatores que influenciam o sucesso reprodutivo das aves. Este estudo objetivou determinar atributos da história de vida, assim como o padrão de uso de habitat a fim de compreender a dinâmica reprodutiva de Cantorchilus leucotis no Pantanal de Poconé, entre o rio Bento Gomes e Cuiabá, o qual é sujeito a alagamento de janeiro à abril. Cantorchilus leucotis foi registrado pelos métodos de captura com rede de neblina (1.560 horas, observação por censo auditivo (5.600 horas e procura por ninhos (234 horas, durante os anos de 2001, 2002 e 2006. Foram encontrados 87 ninhos de C. leucotis durante as estações reprodutivas dos anos pesquisados, destes, 58 foram abandonados na fase de construção, quatro foram destruídos por intempéries climáticas, e apenas 25 ninhos chegaram à fase de postura de ovos. A porcentagem simples de sucesso reprodutivos foi de 12% (n = 25. A predação foi a maior causa de perda de ninhos ativos (76%. Desses ninhos, 94,7% encontrava-se em fase de ovo e 5,2% em fase de filhote. Dos 87 ninhos encontrados, 52 (59.8% foram encontrados no Cambarazal, 26 ninhos (29.8% no Brejo e nove ninhos (10.4% no Landi. O parasitismo de ninho não foi observado. A espécie foi registrada ao longo de todos os anos de pesquisa, o que lhe conferiu o status de residente. O cambarazal, por se tratar de uma floresta úmida, apresentou locais ideais para confecção do ninho e a disponibilidade de alimento requerido pela espécie.The existing knowledge on the reproductive success and characteristics of the life history of most species of Neotropical birds is scarce. The quality of the habitat where the nest is built is one of the factors that may or may not favor the reproductive success of birds. This study aimed to determine life

  16. Fluxo de calor sensível em cultivo de feijão-caupi Sensible heat flux in cowpea

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    José R. de S Lima

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetivou comparar o fluxo de calor sensível obtido pelo método do balanço de energia-razão de Bowen (H_B e pelo método aerodinâmico (H_A, em uma área de 4 ha cultivada com feijão-caupi em Areia-PB (6º 58' 12" S e 35º 42' 15" O, 620 m. Foram coletados dados de saldo de radiação, fluxo de calor no solo, temperatura e umidade do solo, temperatura e umidade relativa do ar, velocidade do vento e precipitação pluvial, os quais eram lidos a cada minuto, e armazenados, em uma central de aquisição de dados, como médias a cada 30 min, com exceção da pluviometria, cujo valor foi totalizado no período. Obteve-se excelente concordância entre H_A e H_B, com um índice "d " de 0,980, um erro padrão (EP de 14,88 W m-2, e sem diferença significativa entre H_A e H_B, pelo teste t-Student. Deste modo, o método aerodinâmico pode ser usado em conjunto com medidas de saldo de radiação e de fluxo de calor no solo, para se estimar o fluxo de calor latente e, consequentemente, a evapotranspiração da cultura do feijão-caupi, para as condições edafoclimáticas do Brejo Paraibano.A study was performed to compare the bulk aerodynamic (H_A and Bowen ratio energy balance (H_B methods in the estimation of the sensible heat flux in a cowpea crop. Data of net radiation, soil heat flux, soil water content, soil temperature, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and rainfall were collected on 30-min time intervals in an area of 4 ha belonging to the municipality of Areia, PB (6º 58' 12" S e 35º 42' 15" W, 620 m. Results showed that there was a good agreement between H_A and H_B with an index "d" of 0.98 and standard error of estimate (SEE of 14.88 W m-2, no significant difference between H_A H_B, by the t-Student test. Thus, the bulk aerodynamic method can be used in conjunction with measurements of net radiation and soil heat flux to estimate the evapotranspiration of the cowpea under soil and climatic condition of

  17. Comparações florísticas e estruturais entre comunidades de Floresta Ombrófila Aberta com diferentes idades, no Município de Areia, PB, Brasil Floristic and structural comparisons of Ombrophilous Forest communities of different ages, in Areia Municipality, Paraíba State, Brazil

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    Francieldo Xavier de Oliveira

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo foi desenvolvido na Reserva Ecológica Estadual Mata do Pau-Ferro, localizada na Microrregião do Brejo Paraibano, Município de Areia. Com o objetivo de avaliar comparativamente a estrutura e a composição florística de floresta em trechos de diferentes idades, foram selecionadas seis capoeiras, assim caracterizadas: duas capoeiras de sete anos (C7; duas de 15 anos (C15 e duas de 20 anos (C20. Em cada uma das capoeiras foram plotados três transcectos medindo 4×35 m, nos quais foi efetuado o inventário do estrato arbustivo-arbóreo e da regeneração natural. Todos os indivíduos que apresentavam altura > 0,2 m foram identificados pelo nome popular, tomados o diâmetro ao nível do solo e a altura total. Foram amostrados 4.997 indivíduos, pertencentes a 40 famílias, 74 gêneros e 90 espécies, em uma área amostral total de 2.520 m². A área basal nas capoeiras de diferentes idades foi de 2,5; 11,5 e 37,6 m² ha-1 para C7, C15 e C20, respectivamente. As espécies que apresentaram os maiores Valores de Importância nos três grupos de capoeiras foram: Diplotropis purpurea (Rich Amchoff, Machaerium aculeatum Raddi, Erytroxylum pauferrense Plowman, Albizia polycephala (Benth. Killip, Verbesina diversifolia DC., Allophylus laevigatus Radlk, Guapira opposita (Vell. Reitz, Malouetia cestroides Muell. Arg. e Talisia esculenta (A. St.-Hil. Radlk. Constatou-se que há um aumento em complexidade das comunidades com o tempo após distúrbio, resultante do ingresso de novas espécies (aumento da riqueza, aumento da biomassa (área basal, densidade e eqüitabilidade. A estrutura da floresta de 20 anos aproxima-se do esperado para florestas maduras, com base na distribuição dos indivíduos entre classes de tamanho.This study was conducted at Mata do Pau-ferro State Ecological Reserve, Brejo Paraibano, Areia, Paraiba. Six regenerating sites were selected to evaluate structure and floristic composition of the forest at different ages

  18. Ocorrência de doenças do tomateiro na região de Guanambi, BA

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    Full Text Available As doenças do tomateiro são responsáveis por grandes prejuízos econômicos e a falta de conhecimento técnico no diagnóstico e controle dessas doenças onera os custos e limitam a sua produção. Esse trabalho tem como objetivo realizar um levantamento para identificação e registro de ocorrência de doenças do tomateiro na região de Guanambi, BA. O levantamento foi realizado nos Distritos de Morrinhos e Guirapá e nos Povoados de Brejos dos Padres e do Tanque. Para tanto, foram realizadas visitas nas áreas produtoras de tomate e para avaliação do histórico da área foi aplicado um questionário aos produtores. Amostras de plantas infectadas foram coletadas e levadas para análise no Laboratório de Fitopatologia do IFBaiano - Campus Guanambi ou enviadas para diagnóstico em Clinica Fitopatológica. Foram diagnosticadas nove doenças bióticas: vira cabeça do tomateiro (Tomato spotted wilt virus, oídio (Oidium sp., murcha de fusário (Fusarium oxysporum, requeima (Phytophthora infestans, mofo preto (Alternaria alternata, mancha de estenfílio (Stemphylium sp., mancha de cladospório (Fulvia fulva, pinta-preta (Alternaria solani e murcha bacteriana (Ralstonia solanacearum; e três doenças abióticas (podridão apical, deficiência de fósforo e murcha por asfixia nos cultivos de tomate. Dentre as doenças bióticas encontradas, o vira cabeça do tomateiro e o oídio foram as mais frequentes. Occurrence of diseases in tomato in the region of Guanambi, BahiaAbstract: The tomato diseases are responsible for great economic losses and the lack of technical knowledge in the diagnosis and control of these diseases onerous costs and limit their production. This work aims to conduct a survey to identify and record of the tomato diseases occurrence in the Guanambi region, Bahia state. The survey was conducted in Morrinhos, Guirapá, Brejo dos Padres and Tanque Districts. Therefore, visits were made in tomato producing areas and for the

  19. Distribuição geográfica das pteridófitas ocorrentes no Estado de Pernambuco, Brasil Geographic distribution of Pteridophytes occurring in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Apresenta-se um levantamento das espécies de pteridófitas coletadas em cerca de 55 municípios do Estado de Pernambuco, visando ao estudo da distribuição da flora pteridofítica pelas várias zonas fisiográficas. Com este trabalho, aumentou-se o número de espécies de pteridófitas para o Estado, de 121 referidas anteriormente, para 194 espécies, com a freqüência e a dispersão por cada zona fitogeográfica. Das 194 espécies encontradas, três ocorrem na zona do litoral, nenhuma sendo exclusiva desta zona; 162 na subzona de mata úmida, sendo 96 exclusivas da área; 37 na subzona de mata seca, sendo quatro exclusivas da área; 65 na subzona de mata serrana ou brejos de altitude, sendo 16 exclusivas da área; oito na zona das savanas (tabuleiros, ocorrentes em outras zonas fisiográficas; e 26 nas diferentes zonas de caatinga do agreste e sertão. Destas, a espécie Selaginella sellowii Hieron é exclusiva da zona fisiográfica das caatingas, embora Selaginella convoluta (Arn. Spring, apresente sua maior ocorrência nessa zona. As espécies se distribuem pelas famílias Ophioglossaceae, Marattiaceae, Schizaeaceae, Gleicheniaceae, Hymenophyllaceae, Cyatheaceae, Pteridaceae, Vittariaceae, Dennstaedtiaceae, Thelypteridaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Aspleniaceae, Davalliaceae, Blechnaceae, Polypodiaceae, Marsileaceae, Salviniaceae, Psilotaceae, Lycopodiaceae e Selaginellaceae. A espécie de maior distribuição é Anemia tomentosa (Sav. Sw., ocorrendo desde a subzona de mata úmida até a subzona de caatinga do sertão do Jatinã.A survey of the species of Pteridophytes which were collected in about 55 municipalities in the State of Pernambuco was made in order to study the distribution of the pteridophytic flora over several physiographic zones. Through this study, the number of species of Pteridophytes was increased in the State. One hundred and twenty-one species were referred by Pontual. Now, 194 species were presented, including Pontual

  20. EFICIÊNCIA DE ESPÉCIES VEGETAIS NA PURIFICAÇÃO DE ESGOTO SANITÁRIO VEGETAL SPECIES EFFICIENCY ON WASTEWATER TREATMENT

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    Luiz Fernando Coutinho Oliveira

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    O presente estudo objetivou avaliar a eficiência de substratos e de espécies vegetais no tratamento de esgoto sanitário, num sistema do tipo zona de raízes com fluxo subsuperficial descendente, após decantação. O experimento foi conduzido no campus Samambaia, da Universidade Federal de Goiás, em Goiânia, Goiás, Brasil. As espécies avaliadas foram taboa (Typha angustifolia L., lírio do brejo (Hedychium coronarium J. König, conta-de-lágrima (Coix lacryma-jobi L. e capim Angola (Urochloa mutica (Forssk. T.Q. Nguyen. O sistema mostrou-se eficiente na remoção de poluentes do esgoto, atendendo aos padrões estabelecidos pela legislação brasileira vigente, exceto para o nitrogênio amoniacal. A taboa e o lírio-do-brejo mostraram-se mais eficientes na redução da DBO, na oxigenação do substrato, na remoção do nitrogênio amoniacal e na remoção de coliformes. A taboa foi mais eficiente na remoção de fosfatos. A eficiência na remoção de coliformes atingiu níveis próximos à totalidade. Dentre os substratos avaliados, a casca de coco foi o menos eficiente na redução da DBO e da DQO e na remoção do nitrogênio amoniacal e dos coliformes.

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of substrates and vegetal species to treat sanitary wastewater, in a subsurface downward flow root zone system, after previous decantation. The experiment was carried out at Samambaia Campus, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás State, Brazil. The vegetal species were narrow-leaf cattail (Typha angustifolia L., white ginger (Hedychium coronarium J. König, Job's tears (Coix lacryma-jobi L., and para grass (Urochloa mutica (Forssk. T.Q. Nguyen. The system revealed to be efficient on wastewater

  1. Estratégias adaptativas de populações de Stylosanthes scabra provenientes de três regiões ecogeográficas de Pernambuco Adaptive strategies in Stylosanthes scabra populations from three ecogeographic regions from Pernambuco - Brazil

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    Rosilda de M. Queiroz

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a variabilidade genética de 15 populações de Stylosanthes scabra (alfafa do nordeste como resultado da estratégia adaptativa a diferentes ambientes das regiões da Mata, Agreste e do Sertão do Estado de Pernambuco. Estas populações, obtidas de coleta de amostras representativas de sementes, foram utilizadas em ensaio no Campo Experimental da Empresa Pernambucana de Pesquisa Agropecuária (IPA o qual serviu de base para o estudo da distribuição fracionária de energia. A distribuição fracionária de energia para as partes da planta descrita em função da massa de matéria seca, classificou as populações como estrategistas r e K, avaliadas durante o 1° ciclo reprodutivo. Os resultados obtidos mostram existir grande variabilidade entre as populações para os caracteres avaliados. Brejos de altitudes selecionam populações de Stylosanthes scabra como estrategistas K. As populações do Sertão comportaram-se como estrategistas r, enquanto populações com maior precocidade reprodutiva, como as provenientes de Itamaracá, Serra Talhada e Santa Cruz da Baixa Verde, foram classificadas como estrategistas r, direcionando maior percentual de energia ao esforço reprodutivo. A grande variabilidade entre populações representa uma estratégia de adaptação aos diferentes ambientes, como processo de maximização genética na evolução da espécie.This research aimed to evaluate the genetic variability of 15 Stylosanthes scabra populations (Alfafa do Nordeste as a result of the adaptation strategy to different environments from the regions: Mata, Agreste and Sertão in the state of Pernambuco. These populations, obtained from representative samples of seeds, were planted in a field trial at Campo Experimental da Empresa Pernambucana de Pesquisa Agropecuária (IPA. This trial served as a base for the study of fractional energy distribution. The energy allocation to the plant parts, described

  2. Identity and relationships of the Arboreal Caatinga among other floristic units of seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTFs) of north-eastern and Central Brazil.

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    Santos, Rubens M; Oliveira-Filho, Ary T; Eisenlohr, Pedro V; Queiroz, Luciano P; Cardoso, Domingos B O S; Rodal, Maria J N

    2012-02-01

    The tree species composition of seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTF) in north-eastern and central Brazil is analyzed to address the following hypotheses: (1) variations in species composition are related to both environment (climate and substrate) and spatial proximity; (2) SDTF floristic units may be recognized based on peculiar composition and environment; and (3) the Arboreal Caatinga, a deciduous forest occurring along the hinterland borders of the Caatinga Domain, is one of these units and its flora is more strongly related to the caatinga vegetation than to outlying forests. The study region is framed by the Brazilian coastline, 50th meridian west and 21st parallel south, including the Caatinga Domain and extensions into the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado Domains. Multivariate and geostatistic analyses were performed on a database containing 16,226 occurrence records of 1332 tree species in 187 georeferenced SDTF areas and respective environmental variables. Tree species composition varied significantly with both environmental variables and spatial proximity. Eight SDTF floristic units were recognized in the region, including the Arboreal Caatinga. In terms of species composition, its tree flora showed a stronger link with that of the Cerrado Dry Forest Enclaves. On the other hand, in terms of species frequency across sample areas, the links were stronger with two other units: Rock Outcrops Caatinga and Agreste and Brejo Dry Forests. There is a role for niche-based control of tree species composition across the SDTFs of the region determined primarily by the availability of ground water across time and secondarily by the amount of soil mineral nutrients. Spatial proximity also contributes significantly to the floristic cohesion of SDTF units suggesting a highly dispersal-limited tree flora. These units should be given the status of eco-regions to help driving the conservation policy regarding the protection of their biodiversity.

  3. Utilização de espécies de Asteraceae por comunidades rurais do nordeste do Brasil: relatos em Camocim de São Félix, Pernambuco

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    Aryecha Arruda Silva

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2013v26n2p93   Asteraceae, com aproximadamente 2.000 espécies registradas no Brasil, destaca-se nos estudos etnobotânicos, posicionando-se quase sempre entre as quatro famílias com maior número de espécies na flora útil, principalmente para fins medicinais. Neste estudo investigou-se a importância dessa família em quatro comunidades rurais do município de Camocim de São Félix, em um brejo de altitude, no agreste de Pernambuco. Os trabalhos de campo foram realizados no período de dezembro de 2010 a maio de 2011. Para a coleta dos dados etnobotânicos, foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas com 50 moradores, de ambos os sexos, na maioria agricultores, com renda familiar inferior a um salário-mínimo, sendo coletadas as espécies por eles citadas. Os entrevistados mostraram um diversificado conhecimento sobre as Asteraceae, citando 19 espécies, nas seguintes categorias: medicinal (12, ornamental (6, tecnológica (3 e alimentícia (2, algumas delas incluídas em mais de uma categoria. Acanthospermum hispidum DC., espécie ruderal conhecida como espinho-de-cigano, foi a planta mais citada como medicinal, indicada para o tratamento de problemas respiratórios, infecções, doenças renais e odontalgias. As espécies Dahlia pinnata Cav., Tagetes erecta L. e Zinnia elegans Jacq. são utilizadas como ornamentais. Lactuca sativa L. (cultivada e Emilia sonchifolia (L. DC. (daninha foram as únicas citadas como alimentícias e Conyza bonariensis (L. Cronquist, Egletes viscosa Less. e Parthenium hysterophorus L. foram citadas para fins tecnológicos.

  4. Levantamento florístico de um trecho de floresta serrana no planalto de Garanhuns, Estado de Pernambuco - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v25i1.2120 Flora survey of a mountain forest stretch in Garanhuns, state of Pernambuco - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v25i1.2120

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    Maria Jesus Nogueira Rodal

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visa contribuir para o conhecimento da flora dos brejos de altitude do Estado de Pernambuco, Brasil. Foi realizado o levantamento florístico de um remanescente de floresta estacional semidecidual Montana, localizado na Fazenda Monteiro (8º53’25”S’ e 36º 29’34”W’, Garanhuns, Pernambuco. As coletas de material botânico tiveram início no mês de julho de 1998, representando os diferentes hábitos. O material coletado foi processado segundo os métodos usuais em taxonomia. Foram registradas 69 espécies, acomodadas em 58 gêneros e 31 famílias, com destaque pelo maior número de espécies para: Euphorbiaceae (06, Asteraceae e Caesalpiniaceae (05, Fabaceae, Rubiaceae, Sapindaceae e Solanaceae (04. Dentre as espécies ocorrentes na área em estudo, verificaram-se: Senna rizzinii Irwin & Barneby, Casearia sylvestris Swartz., Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth e Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. MorongThe aim of this paper is to contribute for the flora information of marsh forests in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. A flora survey of a semi-deciduous mountain stationary forest located in Garanhuns plateau, in Monteiro farm (latitude 8º53’25”S and longitude 36º29’34”, in Garanhuns, Pernambuco was carried out. The botanical material collection started in July 1998, representing different habits. The collected material was processed according to methods adopted in plant taxonomy. 69 species were recorded, allocated in 58 genre and 31 families, standing out by the greatest number of species to: Euphorbiaceae (06, Asteraceae and Caesalpiniaceae (05, Fabaceae, Rubiaceae, Sapindaceae and Solanaceae (04 each. Amongest the species studied, Senna rizzinii Irwin & Barneby, Casearia sylvestris Swartz, Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth and Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong were verified

  5. Composição florística e análise fitossociológica do componente arbustivo-arbóreo de um remanescente florestal no Agreste Paraibano

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    Pereira Israel Marinho

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O levantamento florístico e fitossociológico dos componentes arbóreo-arbustivos, em uma área de floresta no agreste paraibano, foi feito utilizando-se 30 parcelas de 10 x 20m, distribuídas por todo remanescente, e tomando-se os dados de altura total e diâmetro do caule ao nível do solo (DNS de todos os indivíduos existentes nas parcelas, inclusive os mortos ainda de pé, com altura superscript three 1m e DNS superscript three 3cm. Foram registrados 1952 indivíduos, pertencentes a 22 famílias, 38 gêneros e 54 espécies. As famílias de maior destaque, com relação ao número de espécies e indivíduos foram: Mimosaceae (6; Euphorbiaceae (6; Caesalpiniaceae (5 e Rubiaceae (5. A densidade total, área basal total, diâmetro máximo e altura máxima registrados foram 3253 indivíduos ha-1, 34,77 m² ha-1, 63cm. e 15m. Dos indivíduos amostrados, 45,7% apresentaram diâmetro entre 3 e 6cm. A espécie Thiloa glaucocarpa (Mart. Eichl. apresentou o maior valor de IVI. Constatou-se que a área estudada apresentou composição florística variada, com presença de espécies comuns às caatingas e espécies características de outras formações mais úmidas como as florestas montanas dos brejos de altitude.

  6. Qualidade pós-colheita de frutas e hortaliças cultivadas de forma orgânica

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    Emmanuel Moreira Pereira

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available As frutas e hortaliças movimentam uma grande parte da economia regional e nacional, a produção orgânica vem ganhando cada vez mais destaque, pela qualidade, isenta de contaminantes químicos advindos de agroquímicos. Objetivou-se nesse trabalho determinar a qualidade pós-colheita das hortaliças tipo folha (alface, couve folha e rúcula e fruto (pimentacumari assim como as frutas cítricas (toranja e tangerina em diferentes estádios de maturação, produzidas de forma orgânica no brejo paraibano. O experimento foi conduzido no Laboratório de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Produtos Frutohortícolas pertencente ao Centro de Ciências Humanas Sociais e Agrárias– Bananeiras/PB, pertencente à Universidade Federal da Paraíba. As características analisadas foram: Sólidos solúveis (SS, Acidez titulavel (AT, pH, Vitamina C e Condutividade elétrica (CE. Para as frutas (laranja e toranja e hortaliça tipo fruto (pimenta, avaliou-se em diferentes estádios de maturação, em função da coloração da casca. A alface, couve e a rúcula apresentam bons teores de sólidos solúveis totais e vitamina C. Para a pimenta Cumari todos os parâmetros com exceção do pH sofreram aumentos consideráveis a medida que avança a maturação. Para tangerina e cravo necessita-se de mais estudos. A toranja apresentou bons teores de vitamina C.

  7. Qualidade de frutos de acessos de umbu-cajazeira (Spondias sp.

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    Perla J. S. Gondim

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    Full Text Available Os frutos da umbu-cajazeira (Spondias sp. são amplamente consumidos frescos ou processados, em decorrência de suas características sensoriais, apresentando-se com boas perspectivas de cultivo e comercialização. No entanto, a avaliação da qualidade pós-colheita de frutos de acessos das suas áreas de ocorrência se faz necessária, no sentido não apenas de identificar materiais com características promissoras de interesse para a indústria ou consumo fresco, mas também para dar suporte aos programas de melhoramento. Neste trabalho foram avaliados frutos colhidos na maturidade comercial (coloração totalmente amarela de oito acessos provenientes do município de Areia, Brejo paraibano, quanto às características físicas e físico-químicas. A massa fresca média dos frutos dos acessos avaliados foi de 28,82 g e o rendimento médio em polpa foi de 68,5%. Com base na análise de componentes principais, o acesso A2 se destacou por apresentar conteúdos superiores de sólidos solúveis (12,9% e açúcares redutores (10,9%, mais baixa acidez titulável (0,94% de ácido cítrico e superior relação SS/AT (13,75, indicando que este acesso pode ser uma alternativa viável, tanto para o mercado de frutas frescas como para o processamento.

  8. Novos registros geográficos e variação na coloração de Dendropsophus pseudomeridianus (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Adriano Lima Silveira

    2011-06-01

    No presente trabalho são apresentados novos registros de Dendropsophus pseudomeridianus no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, obtidos através de amostragens em campo em diversas áreas de Mata Atlântica no estado. Também são apresentadas variações na coloração da espécie. Dendropsophus pseudomeridianus foi coletada em localidades da baixada litorânea no norte do Rio de Janeiro e na região metropolitana da capital, em localidades mais interioranas no noroeste do estado, na Serra do Desengano e no vale do Paraíba do Sul na divisa com Minas Gerais. A espécie foi encontrada em brejos em áreas de floresta estacional semidecidual e floresta ombrófila densa. Os novos registros fornecem uma ampliação significativa da distribuição geográfica conhecida de D. pseudomeridianus, preenchem lacunas dessa distribuição e evidenciam que a espécie é amplamente distribuída pelo estado. Os espécimes coletados exibiram variação na coloração, com dorso apresentando apenas pontuações e pequenas manchas marrons, barras oblíquas e mancha interocular ou extensa mancha em forma de “X”, e o lábio superior ornamentado com pontuações, barras ou manchas circulares de cor branca.

  9. CARACTERIZAÇÃO MORFOPEDÓLOGICA DE UMA SERRA ÚMIDA NO SEMI-ÁRIDO DO NORDESTE BRASILEIRO: o caso do maciço de Baturité-CE

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    François Bétard

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    Full Text Available Les montagnes humides du Nordeste brésilien, dénommées localement Brejos d'altitude, forment des îlots d'humidité et de forêt sempervirente (mata úmida qui contrastent avec les conditions écologiques des basses plaines environnantes marquées par la sécheresse (Sertão. Malgré l'importance de ces montagnes humides, tant sur le plan écologique que culturel ou socio-économique, la riche diversité de ces milieux demeure peu connue, tant le Nordeste est souvent réduit à sa portion semi-aride ('polygone des sécheresses', la plus vaste mais aussi la plus monotone. Cette étude montre l¿intérêt et l'apport d'une approche morphopédologique pour la connaissance et la gestion de ces milieux. Appliquée ici au massif de Baturité (Ceará, les principaux résultats de l'étude sont présentés sous forme d'un inventaire original des paysages morphopédologiques pour le massif de Baturité et son piémont. Ces résultats sont replacés dans le cadre d'une discussion plus générale pointant les relations entre le climat (et notamment le pédoclimat d'une part, le développement des modelés, des altérations et des sols d'autre part, à travers une série de comparaisons géographiques avec d'autres régions tropicales de socle situées hors du Brésil (Afrique de l'Ouest, Inde du Sud.

  10. Temperatura letal de diferentes plantas frutíferas tropicais Freezing points of various tropical fruits

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    Paulo Cesar Sentelhas

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de conhecer melhor o efeito das baixas temperaturas sobre as frutíferas de clima tropical e possibilitar o desenvolvimento de novas variedades, mais tolerantes, simularam-se geadas em câmaras frigoríficas para a determinação da temperatura letal de diferentes plantas frutíferas tropicais. Os resultados permitiram classificar as espécies em três grupos: Grupo I - moderada tolerância (-4°C: condessa (Annona reticulata; goiaba (Psidium guajava; acerola (Malpighia glabra e abacate (Persea americana var. Geada; Grupo II - média tolerância (-5°C: conde (A. squamosa; araticum-mirim (Rollinea spp.; anona-do-brejo (A. glabra; falsa-gravioleira (A. montana; araticum-de-folha-miúda (R. ermaginata e maracujá-amarelo (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa; Grupo III - acentuada tolerância (-6°C: cherimóia (A. cherimola.The effect of low temperature on tropical fruits was studied in order to guide future developments of frost resistant varieties. Simulations of frost were done in a freezing chamber to determine the freezing points of various fruit plants. On the basis of the results the studied species can be classified into three groups according to their tolerance to low temperatures: Group I - little tolerance (-4°C: Annona reticulata; Psidium guajava; Malpighia glabra and Persea americana (var. Geada; Group II - medium tolerance (-5°C: A. squamosa; Rollinea spp.; A. glabra; A. montana; R. ermaginata and Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa; Group III - high tolerance (-6°C: A. cherimola.

  11. Linking the Modern and Recent Record of Cabo Frio Upwelling with Local Climate and Biogeochemical Processes in Hypersaline Coastal Lagoons, Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    McKenzie, J. A.; Nascimento, G. S.; Albuquerque, A. L.; Belem, A. L.; Carreira, R.; Eglinton, T. I.; Vasconcelos, C.

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    A unique marine and lagoonal system along the coast east of Rio de Janeiro is being investigated to understand the impact of climatic variability on the South Atlantic carbon cycle and biomineralisation processes involved in carbonate precipitation in the hypersaline coastal lagoons. The region is dominated by a semi-arid microclimate attributed to the local coastal upwelling phenomenon near Cabo Frio. The intensity of the upwelling affects the hydrology of the annual water and biogeochemical cycles in the lagoons, as well as biogeochemical signals of environmental change recorded in both onshore and offshore sediments. Preliminary results of δ18O and δD values of water samples collected monthly in Lagoa Vermelha and Brejo do Espinho from 2011 to 2014 show lower values for waters corresponding to the wet season, reflecting increased input of meteoric water. The higher values for waters collected during the dry season reflect the greater amount of evaporation with increased seasonal aridity. Radiocarbon dating of Holocene marine and lagoonal cores indicates that Mg-carbonate precipitation in the lagoons is associated with high evaporation. Modern field observations for the last 3 years suggest that the amount of carbonate precipitation is correlated with evaporitic conditions associated with the upwelling phenomenon. A calibration study of hydrogen isotopic fractionation in the modern lagoons is underway to define a relationship between δDlipid of suspended particles and δDwater of associated water. This isotopic relationship will be applied to material obtained in cores from the lagoons. Offshore cores will be studied using well-tested paleotemperature proxies to evaluate the intensity of the upwelling during the Holocene. In summary, linking the coastal upwelling with the lagoonal hydrology has the potential to furnish important insights about the relationship between the local climate and paleoceanographic circulation associated with the regional carbon cycle.

  12. Ecology, evolution, and the long-term surveillance of vector-borne Chagas disease: a multi-scale appraisal of the tribe Rhodniini (Triatominae).

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    Abad-Franch, Fernando; Monteiro, Fernando A; Jaramillo O, Nicolás; Gurgel-Gonçalves, Rodrigo; Dias, Fernando Braga Stehling; Diotaiuti, Liléia

    2009-01-01

    Chagas disease incidence has sharply declined over the last decade. Long-term disease control will, however, require extensive, longitudinal surveillance systems capable of detecting (and dealing with) reinvasion-reinfestation of insecticide-treated dwellings by non-domiciliated triatomines. Sound surveillance design calls for reliable data on vector ecology, and these data must cover different spatial scales. We conducted a multi-scale assessment of ecological and evolutionary trends in members of the tribe Rhodniini, including (i) a macroscale analysis of Rhodniini species richness and composition patterns across the Americas, and (ii) a detailed, mesoscale case-study of ecological and behavioural trends in Rhodnius neglectus and R. nasutus. Our macroscale overview provides some comprehensive insights about key mechanisms/processes probably underlying ecological and genetic diversification in the Rhodniini. These insights translate into a series of testable hypotheses about current species distributions and their likely causes. At the landscape scale, we used geometric morphometrics to identify dubious specimens as either R. neglectus or R. nasutus (two near-sibling species), and studied palm tree populations of these two vector taxa in five geographical areas. The data suggest that deforestation and the associated loss of habitat and host diversity might increase the frequency of vector-human contact (and perhaps Trypanosoma cruzi infection rates in vectors). Surveillance in central-northeastern Brazil should prioritise deforested landscapes where large palm trees (e.g., Attalea, Mauritia, Copernicia, Acrocomia or Syagrus) occur near houses. We anticipate that, by helping define the distribution patterns and ecological preferences of each species, multi-scale research will significantly strengthen vector surveillance systems across Latin America.

  13. Phylogenetic Molecular Species Delimitations Unravel Potential New Species in the Pest Genus Spodoptera Guenée, 1852 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)

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    Dumas, Pascaline; Barbut, Jérôme; Le Ru, Bruno; Silvain, Jean-François; Clamens, Anne-Laure; d’Alençon, Emmanuelle; Kergoat, Gael J.

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    Nowadays molecular species delimitation methods promote the identification of species boundaries within complex taxonomic groups by adopting innovative species concepts and theories (e.g. branching patterns, coalescence). As some of them can efficiently deal with large single-locus datasets, they could speed up the process of species discovery compared to more time consuming molecular methods, and benefit from the existence of large public datasets; these methods can also particularly favour scientific research and actions dealing with threatened or economically important taxa. In this study we aim to investigate and clarify the status of economically important moths species belonging to the genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), a complex group in which previous phylogenetic analyses and integrative approaches already suggested the possible occurrence of cryptic species and taxonomic ambiguities. In this work, the effectiveness of innovative (and faster) species delimitation approaches to infer putative species boundaries has been successfully tested in Spodoptera, by processing the most comprehensive dataset (in terms of number of species and specimens) ever achieved; results are congruent and reliable, irrespective of the set of parameters and phylogenetic models applied. Our analyses confirm the existence of three potential new species clusters (for S. exigua (Hübner, 1808), S. frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1797) and S. mauritia (Boisduval, 1833)) and support the synonymy of S. marima (Schaus, 1904) with S. ornithogalli (Guenée, 1852). They also highlight the ambiguity of the status of S. cosmiodes (Walker, 1858) and S. descoinsi Lalanne-Cassou & Silvain, 1994. This case study highlights the interest of molecular species delimitation methods as valuable tools for species discovery and to emphasize taxonomic ambiguities. PMID:25853412

  14. Late Holocene history of savanna gallery forest from Carimagua area, Colombia.

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    Berrio; Hooghiemstra; Behling; van der Borg K

    2000-09-01

    The pollen record of a 65cm long core Laguna Carimagua-Bosque (4 degrees 04'N, 70 degrees 13'W) shows the late Holocene environmental history from a lake located within the gallery forest of the savannas of the Llanos Orientales of Colombia. Nine AMS radiocarbon dates of the organic deposits show that the core represents the period from ca. 1300(14)CyrBP to the present. The lake evolved from an active drainage system.During the period from ca. 1300 to 875(14)CyrBP (zone CMB-Ia), Mauritia-dominated swamp and gallery forest was present, dominated by Cecropia, and later also Acalypha and Alchornea. From 875 to 700(14)CyrBP (zone CMB-Ib), the lake was completely surrounded by gallery forest. Mauritiella and Cecropia occurred around the lake. Cecropia pioneer forest reached its greatest abundance and became gradually replaced by a more species-rich gallery forest, including Acalypha, Alchornea, Euterpe/Geonoma, Moraceae/Urticaceae, Piperaceae, and Virola. From 700 to 125(14)CyrBP (zone CMB-II), Cecropia lost its dominant role, and Mauritiella palms became more frequent. The main vegetation categories were swamp forest, gallery forest, understory elements, savanna shrubs and trees, and grass savanna. From 125(14)CyrBP to recent (zone CMB-III), the plant diversity in the gallery forest became highest, Mauritiella became very abundant, and among the savanna elements, woody Didymopanax increased.Comparison of four pollen records from savanna sites shows that pollen of savanna vegetation is markedly underrepresented in lake sediments when the lake lies within the gallery forest. As most of the drainage system of a savanna is hidden by gallery forest, we also expect a significant underrepresentation of the savanna ecosystem in river-transported pollen assemblages.

  15. Origin and dynamics of the northern South American coastal savanna belt during the Holocene - the role of climate, sea-level, fire and humans

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    Alizadeh, Kamaleddin; Cohen, Marcelo; Behling, Hermann

    2015-08-01

    Presence of a coastal savanna belt expanding from British Guiana to northeastern Brazil cannot be explained by present-day climate. Using pollen and charcoal analyses on an 11.6 k old sediment core from a coastal depression in the savanna belt near the mouth of the Amazon River we investigated the paleoenvironmental history to shed light on this question. Results indicate that small areas of savanna accompanied by a forest type composed primarily by the genus Micropholis (Sapotaceae) that has no modern analog existed at the beginning of the Holocene. After 11,200 cal yr BP, savanna accompanied by few trees replaced the forest. In depressions swamp forest developed and by ca 10,000 cal yr BP replaced by Mauritia swamps. Between 8500 and 5600 cal yr BP gallery forest (composed mainly of Euphorbiaceae) and swamp forest succeeded the treeless savanna. The modern vegetation with alternating gallery forest and savanna developed after 5600 cal yr BP. We suggest that the early Holocene no-analog forest is a relict of previously more extensive forest under cooler and moister Lateglacial conditions. The early Holocene savanna expansion indicates a drier phase probably related to the shift of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) towards its northernmost position. The mid-Holocene forest expansion is probably a result of the combined influence of equatorwards shift of ITCZ joining the South Atlantic Convergence Zone (SACZ). The ecosystem variability during the last 5600 cal yr BP, formed perhaps under influence of intensified ENSO condition. High charcoal concentrations, especially during the early Holocene, indicate that natural and/or anthropogenic fires may have maintained the savanna. However, our results propose that climate change is the main driving factor for the formation of the coastal savanna in this region. Our results also show that the early Holocene sea level rise established mangroves near the study site until 7500 cal yr BP and promoted swamp formation in

  16. Trophic ecology and food consumption of fishes in a hypersaline tropical lagoon.

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    Almeida-Silva, P H; Tubino, R A; Zambrano, L C; Hunder, D A; Garritano, S R; Monteiro-Neto, C

    2015-06-01

    This study evaluated the trophic ecology (diet composition, trophic strategy, similarities and overlap between species, feeding period and food consumption) of six benthivorous fish species in Araruama Lagoon, the largest hypersaline tropical lagoon on the east coast of South America, with an area of 210 km(2) and an average salinity of 52. The burrfish Chilomycterus spinosus fed on Anomalocardia flexuosa shell deposits, ingesting associated fauna. The caitipa mojarra Diapterus rhombeus differed from all other species, having not only the highest proportions of algae and Nematoda, but also feeding on polychaete tentacles. The two mojarras Eucinostomus spp. showed similar trophic strategies, feeding mostly on Polychaeta. The corocoro grunt Orthopristis ruber also fed mainly on Polychaeta, but differed from Eucinostomus spp. in secondary items. The whitemouth croacker Micropogonias furnieri fed mainly on small Crustacea at night, showing a high number of secondary prey items with low frequencies and high prey-specific abundance. The daily food consumption (g food g(-1) fish mass) for Eucinostomus argenteus was 0·012 and was 0·031 and 0·027 for M. furnieri in two different sampling events. The diet similarities between Araruama Lagoon and other brackish and marine environments indicate that hypersalinity is not a predominant factor shaping the trophic ecology of fishes in this lagoon. The stability of hypersaline conditions, without a pronounced gradient, may explain the presence of several euryhaline fishes and invertebrates well adapted to this condition, resulting in a complex food web. © 2015 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

  17. Identification and characterisation of putative seminal fluid proteins from male reproductive tissue EST libraries in tiger beetles.

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    Rodríguez-García, María Juliana; Machado, Vilmar; Galián, José

    2015-05-16

    The study of proteins transferred through semen can provide important information for biological questions such as adaptive evolution, the origin of new species and species richness. The objective of this study was to identify seminal fluid proteins (SFPs) that may contribute to the study of the reproductive system of tiger beetles (cicindelids), a group of more than 2,500 species distributed worldwide that occupy a great diversity of habitats. Two cDNA libraries were constructed from the male gonads of Calomera littoralis and Cephalota litorea. Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) were analysed by bioinformatics approaches and 14 unigenes were selected as candidate SFPs, which were submitted to Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) to identify patterns of tissue-specific expression. We have identified four novel putative SFPs of cicindelids, of which similarity searches did not show homologues with known function. However, two of the protein classes (immune response and hormone) predicted by Protfun are similar to SFPs reported in other insects. Searches for homology in other cicindelids showed one lineage specific SFPs (rapidly evolving proteins), only present in the closely related species C. littoralis and Lophyra flexuosa and two conserved SFP present in other tiger beetles species tested. This work represents the first characterisation of putative SFPs in Adephagan species of the order Coleoptera. The results will serve as a foundation for further studies aimed to understand gene (and protein) functions and their evolutionary implications in this group of ecologically relevant beetles.

  18. Molecular identification of green algae from the rafts based infrastructure of Porphyra yezoensis.

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    Shen, Qi; Li, Hongye; Li, Yan; Wang, Zongling; Liu, Jiesheng; Yang, Weidong

    2012-10-01

    To provide more information on the origin of the Ulva prolifera bloom in Qingdao sea area in China from 2007 to 2011, the diversity of green algae growing on the rafts of Porphyra yezoensis on the coast in Jiangsu Province was investigated based on ITS, rbcL and 5S sequences. Eighty-four of green algal samples from various sites and cruises in 2010 and 2011 were collected. According to ITS and rbcL sequences, samples from the rafts of P. yezoensis fell into four clades: Ulva linza-procera-prolifera (LPP) complex, Ulva flexuosa, Blidingia sp. and Urospora spp. However, based on the 5S rDNA, a more resolved DNA marker, only one of the 84 samples belonged to U. prolifera. Combined with the previous reports, it is likely that U. prolifera bloom in Qingdao sea area might consist of more than one origin, and Porphyra cultivation rafts might be one of the causes. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Traditional Medicinal Herbs and Food Plants Have the Potential to Inhibit Key Carbohydrate Hydrolyzing Enzymes In Vitro and Reduce Postprandial Blood Glucose Peaks In Vivo

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    M. Fawzi Mahomoodally

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We hypothesized that some medicinal herbs and food plants commonly used in the management of diabetes can reduce glucose peaks by inhibiting key carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes. To this effect, extracts of Antidesma madagascariense (AM, Erythroxylum macrocarpum (EM, Pittosporum senacia (PS, and Faujasiopsis flexuosa (FF, Momordica charantia (MC, and Ocimum tenuiflorum (OT were evaluated for α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory effects based on starch-iodine colour changes and PNP-G as substrate, respectively. Only FF and AM extracts/fractions were found to inhibit α-amylase activity significantly (P<0.05 and coparable to the drug acarbose. Amylase bioassay on isolated mouse plasma confirmed the inhibitory potential of AM and FF extracts with the ethyl acetate fraction of FF being more potent (P<0.05 than acarbose. Extracts/fractions of AM and MC were found to inhibit significantly (P<0.05 α-glucosidase activity, with IC50 comparable to the drug 1-deoxynojirimycin. In vivo studies on glycogen-loaded mice showed significant (P<0.05 depressive effect on elevation of postprandial blood glucose following ingestion of AM and MC extracts. Our findings tend to provide a possible explanation for the hypoglycemic action of MC fruits and AM leaf extracts as alternative nutritional therapy in the management of diabetes.

  20. PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OfTHREE NATIVE FRUITS FROM BRAZILIAN SAVANNAH (CERRADO

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    Fernanda Dias Bartolomeu ABADIO FINCO

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    Full Text Available Chemical and Physical analysis, Antioxidant activity (AA and Total Phenolic Content (TPC were evaluated on three Typical Savannah fruits: Buriti (Mauricia flexuosa, Cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica and Murici (Byrsonima crassifólia H.B. K (L Kunth. The nutritional composition found was in accordance to those available in the literature and the fruits can be considered as vitamin C food source. Buriti had the highest values ofantioxidant activity (IC50 value=17.31±5.34mg/mL. Cagaita and Murici had similar antioxidant activities with IC50 values of5.5±0.30mg/mL and 6.56±0.22mg/ mL, respectively (p<0.05. Results show the potential of Brazilian Savannah fruits to be used as foods either in diets or by the food industry. Further studies are needed to investigate better the antioxidant activities and bioactive compounds in Brazilian Savannah fruits.

  1. First description of Onchocerca jakutensis (Nematoda: Filarioidea in red deer (Cervus elaphus in Switzerland

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    Felix Bosch

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    Full Text Available Twenty-seven species of the genus Onchocerca (Nematoda; Filarioidea can cause a vector-borne parasitic disease called onchocercosis. Most Onchocerca species infect wild and domestic ungulates or the dog, and one species causes river blindness in humans mainly in tropical Africa. The European red deer (Cervus e. elaphus is host to four species, which are transmitted by blackflies (simuliids or biting midges (ceratopogonids. Two species, Onchocerca flexuosa and Onchocerca jakutensis, produce subcutaneous nodules, whereas Onchocerca skrjabini and Onchocerca garmsi live free in the hypodermal serous membranes. During the hunting season, September 2013, red deer (n = 25, roe deer (Capreolus c. capreolus, n = 6 and chamois (Rupicapra r. rupicapra, n = 7, all shot in the Grisons Region (Switzerland were investigated for the presence of subcutaneous nodules which were enzymatically digested, and the contained Onchocerca worms were identified to species by light and scanning electron microscopy as well as by PCR/sequencing. In addition, microfilariae from skin samples were collected and genetically characterized. Neither nodules nor microfilariae were discovered in the roe deer and chamois. Adult worms were found in 24% of red deer, and all of them were identified as O. jakutensis. Two morphologically different microfilariae were obtained from five red deer, and genetic analysis of a skin sample of one red deer indicated the presence of another Onchocerca species. This is the first report of O. jakutensis in Switzerland with a prevalence in red deer similar to that in neighbouring Germany.

  2. Karakterisasi Anggrek Alam secara Morfologi dalam Rangka Pelestarian Plasma Nutfah

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    Sri Hartati

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTMorphological characters of natural orchids (species is an important key for successful breeding program of orchids. This study was aimed to determine the morphological diversity and to study the genetic relationship among natural orchids from Java. The characterization was conducted on 12 orchids collected from Central, East and West Java from April to September 2012. Twenty five characters including stem, leaves, flower, pseudobulb, and root type were evaluated and scored based on Guidance of Orchid Characterization. Cluster analysis was done using the NTSYSpc version 2.02i under UPGMA function of SimQual. The study showed that there was a diversity on morphology of stem, pseudo bulb, leaf, flower and root type. Dendrogram based on genetic similarity at 52% clustered the population into two groups. The first group consisted of Paphiopedilum purpurascens, P. javanicum, P. glaucophylum, Coelogyne flexuosa, C. spesiosa, Dendrobium mutabile. Bulbophyllum blumei and B. biflorum. The second group was Coelogyne tomentosa, C. trinervis, D. crumenatum, and B. flavescens LindlKeywords: cluster analysis, dendrogram, diversity, morphology

  3. Ampelomyces hyperparasites – occurrence and effect on the development of ascomata of Erysiphales species under conditions of anthropopressure

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    Ewa Sucharzewska

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Fungi of the genus Ampelomyces are the major antagonists of Erysiphales fungi being a significant group of phytopathogens. The hyperparasites attack various developmental stages of powdery mildews. As a result the infested ascomata do not reach the stage of maturity, do not form appendages nor ascospores, which is linked with a reduction of the source of primary infections. Studies conducted so far have mainly been devoted to Ampelomyces fungi application in the biological control of powdery mildews on crops, whilst a few only have been focused on the ecology of these mycoparasites on Erysiphales fungi infecting plants, especially in the urban environment. The present study addresses the natural occurrence and effect of Ampelomyces fungi on the development of ascomata of powdery mildews species. The material was collected in 2005–2009 in several cities of the northeastern Poland. First time ever Ampelomyces spores are reported in mature ascomata of Erysiphales with fully developed appendages. This phenomenon has been observed in the case of two species, viz.: Erysiphe flexuosa on Aesculus spp. and E. vanbruntiana var. sambuci-racemosae on Sambucus racemosa and is presumably linked with improved implementation, propagation and probably better survival during winter months.

  4. The performance of moss, grass, and 1- and 2-year old spruce needles as bioindicators of contamination: a comparative study at the scale of the Czech Republic.

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    Suchara, Ivan; Sucharova, Julie; Hola, Marie; Reimann, Clemens; Boyd, Rognvald; Filzmoser, Peter; Englmaier, Peter

    2011-05-01

    Moss (Pleurozium schreberi), grass (Avenella flexuosa), and 1- and 2-year old spruce (Picea abies) needles were collected over the territory of the Czech Republic at an average sample density of 1 site per 290km(2). The samples were analysed for 39 elements (Ag, Al, As, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, Ga, Hg, K, La, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Nd, Ni, Pb, Pr, Rb, S, Sb, Se, Sn, Sr, Th, Tl, U, V, Y and Zn) using ICP-MS and ICP-AES techniques (the major nutrients Ca, K, Mg and Na were not analysed in moss). Moss showed by far the highest element concentrations for most elements. Exceptions were Ba (spruce), Mn (spruce), Mo (grass), Ni (spruce), Rb (grass) and S (grass). Regional distribution maps and spatial trend analysis were used to study the suitability of the four materials as bioindicators of anthropogenic contamination. The highly industrialised areas in the north-west and the far east of the country and several more local contamination sources were indicated in the distribution maps of one or several sample materials. At the scale of the whole country moss was the best indicator of known contamination sources. However, on a more local scale, it appeared that spruce needles were especially well suited for detection of urban contamination. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Strong natural selection on juveniles maintains a narrow adult hybrid zone in a broadcast spawner.

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    Prada, Carlos; Hellberg, Michael E

    2014-12-01

    Natural selection can maintain and help form species across different habitats, even when dispersal is high. Selection against inferior migrants (immigrant inviability) acts when locally adapted populations suffer high mortality on dispersal to unsuitable habitats. Habitat-specific populations undergoing divergent selection via immigrant inviability should thus show (1) a change in the ratio of adapted to nonadapted individuals among age/size classes and (2) a cline (defined by the environmental gradient) as selection counterbalances migration. Here we examine the frequencies of two depth-segregated lineages in juveniles and adults of a Caribbean octocoral, Eunicea flexuosa. Distributions of the two lineages in both shallow and deep environments were more distinct when inferred from adults than juveniles. Despite broad larval dispersal, we also found an extremely narrow hybrid zone (broadcast spawner. The large selection coefficient against mismatched genotypes derived from cohort data is consistent with that from field transplant experiments. Narrow hybrid zones and limited effective dispersal may be a common outcome of long periods of postsettlement, prereproductive selection across steep ecological gradients. Strong diversifying selection provides a mechanism to explain the prevalence of depth-segregated sibling species in the sea.

  6. Ulva and Enteromorpha (Ulvaceae, Chlorophyta) from two sides of the Yellow Sea: analysis of nuclear rDNA ITS and plastid rbcL sequence data

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    Wang, Jinfeng; Li, Nan; Jiang, Peng; Boo, Sung Min; Lee, Wook Jae; Cui, Yulin; Lin, Hanzhi; Zhao, Jin; Liu, Zhengyi; Qin, Song

    2010-07-01

    Ulvacean green seaweeds are common worldwide; they formed massive green tides in the Yellow Sea in recent years, which caused marine ecological problems as well as a social issue. We investigated two major genera of the Ulvaceae, Ulva and Enteromorpha, and collected the plastid rbcL and nuclear ITS sequences of specimens of the genera in two sides of the Yellow Sea and analyzed them. Phylogenetic trees of rbcL data show the occurrence of five species of Enteromorpha ( E. compressa, E. flexuosa, E. intestinalis, E. linza and E. prolifera) and three species of Ulva ( U. pertusa, U. rigida and U. ohnoi). However, we found U. ohnoi, which is known as a subtropical to tropical species, at two sites on Jeju Island, Korea. Four ribotypes in partial sequences of 5.8S rDNA and ITS2 from E. compressa were also found. Ribotype network analysis revealed that the common ribotype, occurring in China, Korea and Europe, is connected with ribotypes from Europe and China/Japan. Although samples of the same species were collected from both sides of the Yellow Sea, intraspecific genetic polymorphism of each species was low among samples collected worldwide.

  7. Ulva blooms in the southwestern Gulf of California: Reproduction and biomass

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    Chávez-Sánchez, Tonatiuh; Piñón-Gimate, Alejandra; Serviere-Zaragoza, Elisa; López-Bautista, Juan Manuel; Casas-Valdez, Margarita

    2018-01-01

    Ulvacean blooms are generally characterized by one or more Ulva species, some of which are common to blooms across a broad geographic range. In tropical environments the identified stimuli that induce reproductive development of Ulva are restricted to temperature, salinity, dehydration and fragmentation. Culture studies have been prolific in describing the reproduction of Ulva species, but its reproductive changes in natural environment have not been described yet. Hence, seasonal changes were described in reproductive stages and their relationship with biomass and environmental factors of Ulva species at four macroalgal blooms in a subtropical bay. Eight Ulva species were found: U. acanthophora, U. clathrata, U. flexuosa, U. intestinalis, U. lactuca, U. lobata, U. nematoidea and U. rigida. Reproductive stage and biomass varied according to site and season. Five species showed four reproductive stages (vegetative, thallus with fully differentiated zooids in formation and empty cells after zooids release); for the remaining species only vegetative thalli were found. Ulva rigida showed the highest biomass values, followed by U. acanthophora, following a seasonal pattern.

  8. Microbial regulation in gorgonian corals.

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    Hunt, Laura R; Smith, Stephanie M; Downum, Kelsey R; Mydlarz, Laura D

    2012-06-01

    Gorgonian corals possess many novel natural products that could potentially mediate coral-bacterial interactions. Since many bacteria use quorum sensing (QS) signals to facilitate colonization of host organisms, regulation of prokaryotic cell-to-cell communication may represent an important bacterial control mechanism. In the present study, we examined extracts of twelve species of Caribbean gorgonian corals, for mechanisms that regulate microbial colonization, such as antibacterial activity and QS regulatory activity. Ethanol extracts of gorgonians collected from Puerto Rico and the Florida Keys showed a range of both antibacterial and QS activities using a specific Pseudomonas aeruginosa QS reporter, sensitive to long chain AHLs and a short chain N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHL) biosensor, Chromobacterium violaceium. Overall, the gorgonian corals had higher antimicrobial activity against non-marine strains when compared to marine strains. Pseudopterogorgia americana, Pseusopterogorgia acerosa, and Pseudoplexuara flexuosa had the highest QS inhibitory effect. Interestingly, Pseudoplexuara porosa extracts stimulated QS activity with a striking 17-fold increase in signal. The stimulation of QS by P. porosa or other elements of the holobiont may encourage colonization or recruitment of specific microbial species. Overall, these results suggest the presence of novel stimulatory QS, inhibitory QS and bactericidal compounds in gorgonian corals. A better understanding of these compounds may reveal insight into coral-microbial ecology and whether a therapeutic potential exists.

  9. Feeding preferences and the nutritional value of tropical algae for the abalone Haliotis asinina.

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    Alex R Angell

    Full Text Available Understanding the feeding preferences of abalone (high-value marine herbivores is integral to new species development in aquaculture because of the expected link between preference and performance. Performance relates directly to the nutritional value of algae--or any feedstock--which in turn is driven by the amino acid content and profile, and specifically the content of the limiting essential amino acids. However, the relationship between feeding preferences, consumption and amino acid content of algae have rarely been simultaneously investigated for abalone, and never for the emerging target species Haliotis asinina. Here we found that the tropical H. asinina had strong and consistent preferences for the red alga Hypnea pannosa and the green alga Ulva flexuosa, but no overarching relationship between protein content (sum of amino acids and preference existed. For example, preferred Hypnea and Ulva had distinctly different protein contents (12.64 vs. 2.99 g 100 g(-1 and the protein-rich Asparagopsis taxiformis (>15 g 100 g(-1 of dry weight was one of the least preferred algae. The limiting amino acid in all algae was methionine, followed by histidine or lysine. Furthermore we demonstrated that preferences can largely be removed using carrageenan as a binder for dried alga, most likely acting as a feeding attractant or stimulant. The apparent decoupling between feeding preference and algal nutritive values may be due to a trade off between nutritive values and grazing deterrence associated with physical and chemical properties.

  10. Cardiopatía inducida por estrés (Tako-Tsubo. Nueva hipótesis fisiopatológica

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    Carlos E. Gadda

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENLa miocardiopatía inducida por estrés tiene como factor común su casi exclusiva apariciónen mujeres posmenopáusicas que acaban de sufrir una situación de estrés de gran envergaduray que clínicamente presentan un evento coronario agudo muy similar a un infartoagudo de miocardio. Al ser estudiadas de urgencia por cateterismo o ecocardiografía, en elventrículo izquierdo se observa un área de acinesia o discinesia focalizada habitualmente enla “punta”, pero con coronarias angiográficamente normales o, a lo sumo, mínimamentecomprometidas.Las coronarias pronunciadamente flexuosas también son habituales en mujeresposmenopáusicas y las arterias con estas características, al acodarse en forma extrema,pueden generar kinkings. Durante una crisis adrenérgica, estos kinkings llegan a estrangularla arteria y comprometer el flujo más allá de la sístole, lo cual, sumado a los efectos de lascatecolaminas, generaría la alteración focal y transitoria de la contractilidad que caracterizaal Tako-Tsubo.Queda claro que para afirmar esta hipótesis deben explorarse futuros pacientes en búsquedade este patrón anatómico.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2010;78:43-45.

  11. Inhibitory Potential of Five Traditionally Used Native Antidiabetic Medicinal Plants on α-Amylase, α-Glucosidase, Glucose Entrapment, and Amylolysis Kinetics In Vitro

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    Carene M. N. Picot

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Five traditionally used antidiabetic native medicinal plants of Mauritius, namely, Stillingia lineata (SL, Faujasiopsis flexuosa (FF, Erythroxylum laurifolium (EL, Elaeodendron orientale (EO, and Antidesma madagascariensis (AM, were studied for possible α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory property, glucose entrapment, and amylolysis kinetics in vitro. Only methanolic extracts of EL, EO, and AM (7472.92±5.99, 1745.58±31.66, and 2222.96±13.69 μg/mL, resp. were found to significantly (P<0.05 inhibit α-amylase and were comparable to acarbose. EL, EO, AM, and SL extracts (5000 μg/mL were found to significantly (P<0.05 inhibit α-glucosidase (between 87.41±3.31 and 96.87±1.37% inhibition. Enzyme kinetic studies showed an uncompetitive and mixed type of inhibition. Extracts showed significant (P<0.05 glucose entrapment capacities (8 to 29% glucose diffusion retardation index (GDRI, with SL being more active (29% GDRI and showing concentration-dependent activity (29, 26, 21, 14, and 5%, resp.. Amylolysis kinetic studies showed that methanolic extracts were more potent inhibitors of α-amylase compared to aqueous extracts and possessed glucose entrapment properties. Our findings tend to provide justification for the hypoglycaemic action of these medicinal plants which has opened novel avenues for the development of new phytopharmaceuticals geared towards diabetes management.

  12. Genetic relationships among American species of Prosopis (Leguminosae based on enzyme markers

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    Cecilia Bessega

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, isoenzyme electrophoresis was used to analyze the variability and phenetic relationships among seven American species of genus Prosopis belonging to three different sections: P. argentina (Monilicarpa, P. glandulosa, P. velutina, P. flexuosa, P. ruscifolia, P. kuntzei (Algarobia, and P. reptans (Strombocarpa. The genetic variability in P. argentina, P. reptans, and P. kuntzei was significantly lower than in the rest of the species analyzed. The species belonging to different sections are highly differentiated, but the relationships retrieved among species belonging to the section Algarobia suggested that the series of this section are not natural groups. P. kuntzei is as differentiated from the remaining species of Algarobia as from P. reptans or P. argentina, suggesting that this species might be included in a different section. The series within section Algarobia are not supported by the clusters retrieved in the phenogram based on isoenzymatic data. The results suggest that the two North American species (P. velutina and P. glandulosa would have originated in different founder events.

  13. Vírus detectados em plantas ornamentais no período 2004 a 2008

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    MARIA AMÉLIA VAZ ALEXANDRE

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A produção comercial de flores e plantas ornamentais tornou-se uma atividade economicamente importante no Brasil e vem aumentando gradativamente, visando abastecer o mercado interno e externo com consumidores cada vez mais exigentes. Problemas relacionados ao cultivo e manejo de espécies recentemente introduzidas, bem como os relativos à sanidade das plantas podem constituir um entrave à floricultura nacional. Assim, para contribuir com informações estratégicas para a defesa sanitária, 1439 amostras foram analisadas quanto à presença de vírus, no período entre 2004 a 2008, sendo 24,2% provenientes do exterior, pertencentes a 89 gêneros. Dentre as amostras com resultado positivo, 117 estavam infectadas por vírus com morfologia alongado-flexuosa; em 75, foram observadas partículas com morfologia alongado-rígida e em 10 amostras detectaram-se partículas isométricas. As orquídeas corresponderam a 44,2% do total de amostras examinadas das quais apenas 15% estavam infectadas. Destaca-se a ocorrência do Alternanthera mosaic virus, espécie exótica ao Brasil.

  14. Fungal biomass associated with the phyllosphere of bryophytes and vascular plants.

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    Davey, M L; Nybakken, L; Kauserud, H; Ohlson, M

    2009-11-01

    Little is known about the amount of fungal biomass in the phyllosphere of bryophytes compared to higher plants. In this study, fungal biomass associated with the phyllosphere of three bryophytes (Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi, Polytrichum commune) and three vascular plants (Avenella flexuosa, Gymnocarpium dryopteris, Vaccinium myrtillus) was investigated using ergosterol content as a proxy for fungal biomass. Phyllosphere fungi accounted for 0.2-4.0 % of the dry mass of moss gametophytes, representing the first estimation of fungal biomass associated with bryophytes. Significantly more fungal biomass was associated with the phyllosphere of bryophytes than co-occurring vascular plants. The ergosterol present in moss gametophytic tissues differed significantly between species, while the ergosterol present in vascular plant leaf tissues did not. The photosynthetic tissues of mosses had less associated fungal biomass than their senescent tissues, and the magnitude of this difference varied in a species-specific manner. The fungal biomass associated with the vascular plants studied varied significantly between localities, while that of mosses did not. The observed differences in phyllosphere community biomass suggest their size could be affected by host anatomical and physiological attributes, including micro-niche availability and chemical host defenses, in addition to abiotic factors like moisture and nutrient availability.

  15. Responses to ammonium and nitrate additions by boreal plants and their natural enemies

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    Nordin, Annika [Umeaa Plant Science Centre, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeaa (Sweden)]. E-mail: annika.nordin@genfys.slu.se; Strengbom, Joachim [Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeaa University, SE-901 87 Umeaa (Sweden)]. E-mail: joachim.strengbom@ebc.uu.se; Ericson, Lars [Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeaa University, SE-901 87 Umeaa (Sweden)]. E-mail: lars.ericson@eg.umu.se

    2006-05-15

    Separate effects of ammonium (NH{sub 4} {sup +}) and nitrate (NO{sub 3} {sup -}) on boreal forest understorey vegetation were investigated in an experiment where 12.5 and 50.0 kg nitrogen (N) ha{sup -1} year{sup -1} was added to 2 m{sup 2} sized plots during 4 years. The dwarf-shrubs dominating the plant community, Vaccinium myrtillus and V. vitis-idaea, took up little of the added N independent of the chemical form, and their growth did not respond to the N treatments. The grass Deschampsia flexuosa increased from the N additions and most so in response to NO{sub 3} {sup -}. Bryophytes took up predominately NH{sub 4} {sup +} and there was a negative correlation between moss N concentration and abundance. Plant pathogenic fungi increased from the N additions, but showed no differences in response to the two N forms. Because the relative contribution of NH{sub 4} {sup +} and NO{sub 3} {sup -} to the total N deposition on a regional scale can vary substantially, the N load a habitat can sustain without substantial changes in the biota should be set considering specific vegetation responses to the predominant N form in deposition. - Biota will respond to nitrogen deposition depending on the form of nitrogen.

  16. Essential and non-essential elements in natural vegetation in southern Norway: Contribution from different sources

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    Nordløkken, Marit, E-mail: marit.nordlokken@ntnu.no; Berg, Torunn; Flaten, Trond Peder; Steinnes, Eiliv

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    Concentrations of essential and non-essential elements in five widespread species of natural boreal vegetation were studied with respect to seasonal variation and contribution from different sources. The plant species included in the study were Betula pubescens, Sorbus aucuparia, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium uliginosum, Calluna vulgaris and Deschampsia flexuosa. Concentrations of elements essential to plants remained essentially constant or decreased slightly throughout the growing season. Concentrations of most non-essential elements increased or tended to increase on a dry mass basis from June to July as well as from July to September. The increasing trend for these elements was observed for all species except C. vulgaris. Principal component analysis (PCA) of the material indicated a common source for many of the non-essential elements; Sc, Ti, V, Ga, As, Y, Sb, lanthanides, Pb, Bi, and U, i.e. both elements presumably of geogenic origin and elements associated with trans-boundary air pollution. Uptake by plant roots appeared to be the main source of nutrient elements as well as some non-essential elements. - Highlights: • Concentrations of elements in different plant species were studied. • Changes in concentrations during a growing season were identified. • PCA indicated a common source for many of the non-essential elements. • Uptake by roots appeared to be the plant’s main source of nutrient elements.

  17. Associational resistance of fouled blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) against starfish (Asterias rubens) predation: relative importance of structural and chemical properties of the epibionts

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    Laudien, Jürgen; Wahl, Martin

    2004-10-01

    Several epibiotic species reduce starfish (Asterias rubens) preference for the blue mussel Mytilus edulis in the Baltic. The aim of this study was to reveal whether this associational resistance was caused by structural or chemical aspects of the different epibionts. To assess structural epibiont effects, an in situ experiment was conducted with unfouled mussels and mussels equipped with artificial epibionts (`dummies') exposed to natural predation by A. rubens. The chemically inert dummies closely matched the structural properties of the locally common epibionts Balanus improvisus (barnacle), Ceramium strictum (red alga), Halichondria panicea (sponge), and Laomedea flexuosa (hydrozoan). Starfish fed indiscriminately in all treatments. Chemical effects of epibionts on the attractiveness of mussels for A. rubens were investigated by incorporating freeze-dried epibionts or mussel tissue into Phytagel pellets at natural concentrations. Starfish were allowed to choose among these structurally similar but chemically different prey items in an in vitro experiment. The predators exhibited significant preferences among the food pellets, which closely matched their preferences for corresponding natural mussel-epibiont associations. Thus, chemical aspects of epibionts appear to play a larger role in this associational resistance than do structural aspects. Implications of these indirect interactions for benthic communities are discussed.

  18. Off-season biogenic volatile organic compound emissions from heath mesocosms: responses to vegetation cutting.

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    Rinnan, Riikka; Gierth, Diana; Bilde, Merete; Rosenørn, Thomas; Michelsen, Anders

    2013-01-01

    Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) affect both atmospheric processes and ecological interactions. Our primary aim was to differentiate between BVOC emissions from above- and belowground plant parts and heath soil outside the growing season. The second aim was to assess emissions from herbivory, mimicked by cutting the plants. Mesocosms from a temperate Deschampsia flexuosa-dominated heath ecosystem and a subarctic mixed heath ecosystem were either left intact, the aboveground vegetation was cut, or all plant parts (including roots) were removed. For 3-5 weeks, BVOC emissions were measured in growth chambers by an enclosure method using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. CO2 exchange, soil microbial biomass, and soil carbon and nitrogen concentrations were also analyzed. Vegetation cutting increased BVOC emissions by more than 20-fold, and the induced compounds were mainly eight-carbon compounds and sesquiterpenes. In the Deschampsia heath, the overall low BVOC emissions originated mainly from soil. In the mixed heath, root, and soil emissions were negligible. Net BVOC emissions from roots and soil of these well-drained heaths do not significantly contribute to ecosystem emissions, at least outside the growing season. If insect outbreaks become more frequent with climate change, ecosystem BVOC emissions will periodically increase due to herbivory.

  19. The pulvinus endodermal cells and their relation to leaf movement in legumes of the Brazilian cerrado.

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    Rodrigues, T M; Machado, S R

    2007-07-01

    Legume pulvini have a clearly delimited endodermis, whose variable content has been associated with the velocity and type of leaf movement: pulvini in leaves with fast nastic movement contain starch grains; pulvini in leaves with slow nastic movements have calcium oxalate crystals as well as starch grains in the endodermis. However, the studies carried out to date have involved few legume species. This study therefore purported to examine the consistency of this hypothesis in other legumes. Thus, the structure and content of the pulvinus endodermal cells of nine legumes of the Brazilian cerrado, with different types and velocities of leaf movement, were investigated: slow nyctinastic and heliotropic movements ( BAUHINIA RUFA, COPAIFERA LANGSDORFFII, SENNA RUGOSA - Caesalpinioideae; ANDIRA HUMILIS and DALBERGIA MISCOLOBIUM - Faboideae; STRYPHNODENDRON POLYPHYLLUM - Mimosoideae), slow heliotropic movement ( ZORNIA DIPHYLLA - Faboideae), and fast seismonastic and slow nyctinastic and heliotropic movements ( MIMOSA RIXOSA and MIMOSA FLEXUOSA - Mimosoideae). Samples were prepared following standard plant anatomy and ultrastructure techniques. The endodermis of all the species contains starch grains. In the species displaying only slow movements, calcium oxalate prismatic crystals were observed in addition to starch grains, except in ZORNIA DIPHYLLA. In conclusion, oxalate crystals occur only in endodermal cells of pulvini that display slow movements, while starch grains are always present in pulvinus endodermal cells of plants with any kind of movement.

  20. Strong Endemism of bloom-forming tubular Ulva in Indian West Coast, with description of Ulva paschima Sp. Nov. (Ulvales, Chlorophyta).

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    Bast, Felix; John, Aijaz Ahmad; Bhushan, Satej

    2014-01-01

    Ulva intestinalis and Ulva compressa are two bloom-forming morphologically-cryptic species of green seaweeds widely accepted as cosmopolitan in distribution. Previous studies have shown that these are two distinct species that exhibit great morphological plasticity with changing seawater salinity. Here we present a phylogeographic assessment of tubular Ulva that we considered belonging to this complex collected from various marine and estuarine green-tide occurrences in a ca. 600 km stretch of the Indian west coast. Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian Inference phylogenetic reconstructions using ITS nrDNA revealed strong endemism of Indian tubular Ulva, with none of the Indian isolates forming part of the already described phylogenetic clades of either U. compressa or U. intestinalis. Due to the straightforward conclusion that Indian isolates form a robust and distinct phylogenetic clade, a description of a new bloom-forming species, Ulva paschima Bast, is formally proposed. Our phylogenetic reconstructions using Neighbor-Joining method revealed evolutionary affinity of this new species with Ulva flexuosa. This is the first molecular assessment of Ulva from the Indian Subcontinent.

  1. Macroalgal Introductions by Hull Fouling on Recreational Vessels: Seaweeds and Sailors

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    Mineur, Frédéric; Johnson, Mark P.; Maggs, Christine A.

    2008-10-01

    Macroalgal invasions in coastal areas have been a growing concern during the past decade. The present study aimed to assess the role of hull fouling on recreational yachts as a vector for macroalgal introductions. Questionnaire and hull surveys were carried out in marinas in France and Spain. The questionnaires revealed that the majority of yacht owners are aware of seaweed introductions, usually undertake short range journeys, dry dock their boat at least once a year, and use antifouling paints. The hull survey showed that many in-service yachts were completely free of macroalgae. When present, fouling assemblages consisted mainly of one to two macroalgal species. The most commonly found species was the tolerant green seaweed Ulva flexuosa. Most of the other species found are also cosmopolitan and opportunistic. A few nonnative and potentially invasive Ceramiales (Rhodophyta) were found occasionally on in-service yachts. On the basis of the information gathered during interviews of yacht owners in the surveyed area, these occurrences are likely to be uncommon. However they can pose a significant risk of primary or secondary introductions of alien macroalgal species, especially in the light of the increase in yachting activities. With large numbers of recreational yachts and relatively rare occurrences of nonnative species on hulls, comprehensive screening programs do not seem justified or practical. The risks of transferring nonnative species may, however, be minimized by encouraging the behaviors that prevent fouling on hulls and by taking action against neglected boats before they can act as vectors.

  2. ANÁLISE MULTICRITERIAL APLICADA A ELABORAÇÃO DE ZONEAMENTO DE UNIDADE DE CONSERVAÇÃO NA ZONA COSTEIRA DA BAHIA, BRASIL

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    Elfany Reis do Nascimento Lopes

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou demonstrar a aplicação da análise multicriterial (AMC na elaboração do zoneamento de unidades de conservação situadas na zona costeira do Brasil, utilizando a Área de Proteção Ambiental de Guaibim como exemplo na elaboração de um zoneamento que compatibilizasse conservação dos recursos naturais e desenvolvimento local. A análise multicriterial foi utilizada para adequar a APA à conservação e ao desenvolvimento, através do estabelecimento de critérios advindos do mapa de uso da terra e da ponderação dos pesos de importância pela técnica processo de análise hierárquica e da agregação dos fatores pela técnica da combinação linear ponderada. O mapa de viabilidade à conservação apresentou maiores escores de viabilidade nos extremos territoriais, com áreas de manguezais, brejos, restingas e rios. O mapa de viabilidade ao desenvolvimento sugeriu maiores escores para o centro da APA. Posteriormente, os mapas gerados foram integrados através da análise multiobjetivo, eliminando os conflitos e acomodando as áreas adequadas a cada objetivo. A Análise multiobjetivo sugeriu cerca de 70% da área para a conservação e a área de desenvolvimento foi delimitada a 30% do território, culminando em duas principais zonas de manejo (Zona de Conservação e Zona de Desenvolvimento e as respectivas subzonas de manejo. A AMC é uma análise robusta e flexível e é indicada na elaboração de zoneamentos de unidades de conservação ou ainda, na atualização destes.

  3. Floristica da restinga de Camburi, Vitória, ES The flora of Camburi restinga, Vitória, Espírito Santo State, Brazil

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    Oberdan José Pereira

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho consistiu no levantamento florístico e classificação da vegetação de restinga em Camburi, Vitória, ES. Foram realizadas coletas mensais na área de estudo, que totalizaram 211 espécies distribuídas em 70 famílias, sendo Fabaceae (19 espécies, Myrtaceae (14, Euphorbiaceae (10, Rubiaceae (10, Cyperaceae (9, Sapindaceae (7 e Lauraceae (7 as mais importantes quanto ao número de espécies. A região apresenta remanescentes das comunidades mata seca, aberta de Ericaceae e brejo herbáceo, além de áreas degradadas com espécies pioneiras. A maioria das espécies possui ampla distribuição pela costa brasileira, no entanto, outros padrões foram encontrados. Erythroxylum tênue Plowman, Ocotea nutans (Nees Mez, Miconia brevipes Benth., Prescottia plantaginea Lindl., Pseudolaelia vellozicola (Hoehne Porto & Brade e Coccocypselum hirsutum Bartl. ex DC. são citadas pela primeira vez para as restingas do Espírito Santo.The flora of the Camburi restinga in the municipality of Vitoria, Espírito Santo State, Brazil, was surveyed and vegetation types were classified. Monthly visits to the area resulted in a list of 211 species from 70 plant families of which the most important, according to species richness, were Fabaceae (19, Myrtaceae (14, Euphorbiaceae (10, Rubiaceae (10, Cyperaceae (9, Sapindaceae (7 and Lauraceae (7. This coastal plain still supports remnant patches of dry restinga forest, open Ericaceae scrub and sedge marsh, as well as disturbed areas dominated by pioneer species. Most of the species are widely distributed along the Brazilian coast other patterns, however, being found. Erythmxylum tenue Plowman, Ocotea nutans (Nees Mez, Miconia brevipes Benth., Prescottia pilntaginea Lindl., Pseudolaelia vellozicola (Hoehne Porto & Brade and Coccocypselum hirsutum Bartl. ex DC. are reported for the first time in the restingas of Espírito Santo.

  4. EFICIÊNCIA DO HERBICIDA OXADIARGYL NO CONTROLE DE PLANTAS DANINHAS NA CULTURA DO ARROZ (Oryza sativa L. IRRIGADO WEED CONTROL EFFICIENCY OF THE HERBICIDE OXADIARGYL IN IRRIGATED RICE (Oryza sativa L.

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    Geraldo José Aparecido Dario

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    Full Text Available Visando avaliar a eficiência agronômica do herbicida oxadiargyl no controle de plantas daninhas ocorrentes na cultura do arroz (Oryza sativa L. irrigado, semeado em solo drenado, instalou-se ensaio em condição de campo no município de Mococa, SP, em novembro de 1993. O produto foi aplicado em pré-emergência da cultura e das plantas daninhas, nas doses de 320, 400, 480 e 560 g/ha e como padrão utilizou-se duas formulações de oxadiazon, ambas em doses de 1.000 g./ha. Os resultados obtidos permitem concluir: o herbicida oxadiargyl é eficiente no controle da tiririca-do-brejo (Cyperus iria nas quatro doses testadas e do capim-arroz (Echinochloa colonum e capim-macho (Ischaemum rugosum nas três maiores doses; o herbicida oxadiargyl causa leve fitointoxicação à cultura quando aplicado nas duas maiores doses, com os sintomas desaparecendo aos 60 dias após a aplicação; em função do controle das plantas daninhas, o herbicida oxadiargyl aumenta significativamente a produção de grãos de arroz em relação à testemunha não-capinada.In order to evaluate the agronomical efficiency of the herbicide oxadiargyl on weed control in irrigated rice (Oryza sativa L., sowm in a drained field, an experiment was established in Mococa, SP, Brazil, in November 1993. The product was applied in pre-emergence conditions of the crop and weeds, at rates of 320, 400, 480 and 560g/ha, plus a control product (oxadiazon, used in two formulations at rates of 1,000g/ha. The results allowed to conclude that: oxadiargyl is highly efficient against Cyperus iria at all rates tested; and against Echinochloa colonum and Ischaemum rugosum at rates of 400, 480 and 560g/ha. Oxadiargyl caused light phytotoxicity to the rice plants, when applied at rates of 480 and 560g/ha, but the symptoms disappeared 60 days after application. Due to weed control, oxadiargyl caused an increase in rice yield as compared to the non-weeded control.

  5. Implantação de palmares no sistema adensado voltado ao consumo humano

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    R. da S. Henrique

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available O uso da tecnologia do plantio adensado na palma forrageira tem resultado em aumento de produtividade, provavelmente em função da maior absorção da luz solar, menor ação das plantas daninhas e alta eficiência fotossintética. Objetivou-se com este trabalho implantar um sistema adensado de palma para a produção de brotos voltados a alimentação humana no Brejo paraibano. O experimento foi desenvolvido no Setor de agricultura do Centro de Ciências Sociais Humanas e Agrárias, pertencentes à Universidade Federal da Paraíba, localizado em Bananeiras (PB, onde realizou-se a implantação de palmares de forma adensado para a produção de brotos destinados a alimentação humana, com quatro cultivares (Gigante, Miúda, Orelha de Elefante, e Redonda, avaliou-se o índice de brotação, comprimento e largura média das cultivares estudadas. O plantio na forma adensada mostrou-se eficiente e prático, possível de ser reproduzido em qualquer localidade com as cultivares estudadas.palmares deployment in dense system facing human consumptionAbstract: The use of dense planting technology in forage cactus has resulted in increased productivity, probably due to the increased absorption of sunlight, lower share of weeds and high efficiency photosynthetic plants. The objective of this work to deploy a dense palm system for the production of sprouts facing human consumption in Paraiba swamp. The experiment was developed in the sector of agriculture of Human Social Sciences Centre and Agricultural belonging to the Universidade Federal of Paraíba, located in Bananeiras (PB, which held the palmar deployment dense form for the production of sprouts for human consumption with four cultivars (Giant Tiny, Elephant Ear, and Redonda, evaluated the budding index, length and width of the cultivars. The plantation in the densified form was efficient and practical, possible to be reproduced in any locality with the studied cultivars.

  6. ESTUDO FITOQUÍMICO, TOXICOLÓGICO E MICROBIOLÓGICO DAS FOLHAS DE Costus spicatus Jacq.

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    Antônio Paulo Ribeiro Bitencourt

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A espécie vegetal Costus spicatus Jacq. (cana-do-brejo, espécie pertencente à família Zingiberaceae, é utilizada na medicina popular, principalmente na região amazônica como depurativa e diurética, aliviando infecções urinárias e auxiliando na eliminação de pedras renais. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi realizar o estudo fitoquímico em busca das principais classes de metabólitos secundários, atividade microbiológica e citotóxica frente a Artemia salina do extrato bruto etanóico das folhas de Costus spicatus. O teste fitoquímico foi realizado por métodos químicos, visando determinar os seguintes metabólitos: alcalóides, fenóis e taninos, flavonóides, antraquinonas, saponinas, triterpenos, açucares redutores, polissacarídeos, ácidos orgânicos e esteróides. Quanto ao bioensaio de citotoxicidade foi realizado o teste com Artemia salina, onde se considerou a morte ou vida dos metanáuplios. O teste microbiológico foi utilizado a prática de difusão em disco com linhagens bacterianas padronizadas em concentrações de 25μg/mL, 50μg/mL e 100μg/mL do extrato bruto etanólico. Nessa perspectiva, foi possível observar a presença de alcaloides, e também, fenóis e taninos. O extrato bruto apresentou alto grau de toxicidade nas concentrações A. salina. Para avaliar a presença da atividade antimicrobiana foram medidos os halos de inibição do extrato, verificando que após 24h de incubação não houve formação significativa dos halos, onde foi possível determinar que não há efeito inibidor do extrato frente às linhagens bacterianas e nas concentrações utilizadas. Palavras-chave: Costus spicatus, screening fitoquímico, bioensaio de toxicidade, Artemia salina, ensaio microbiológico. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18561/2179-5746/biotaamazonia.v4n4p75-79

  7. Utilização dos serviços odontólogicos por pré-escolares em um município de pequeno porte do Estado da Paraíba

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    Suyene de Oliveira Paredes

    Full Text Available Introdução O atendimento odontológico vem sendo estimulado desde o período pré-natal. Contudo, existem crianças na idade pré-escolar que nunca foram conduzidas a uma consulta odontológica. Objetivo O objetivo desde estudo foi analisar a utilização dos serviços odontológicos por pré-escolares, de um a cinco anos, residentes em Brejo do Cruz-PB, município de pequeno porte pertencente ao sertão paraibano. Material e método Este estudo caracterizou-se por ser do tipo descritivo, transversal, com abordagem quantitativa dos dados. A amostra constou de 82 crianças, matriculadas em uma creche pública municipal, e representadas por seus pais/responsáveis, aos quais se aplicou um formulário semiestruturado. Resultado Observou-se que 76,8% das crianças nunca utilizaram os serviços odontológicos. Do total de crianças que procuraram atendimento, 84,2% foram conduzidas aos serviços públicos de saúde bucal. O principal motivo entre aqueles que levaram suas crianças aos serviços de saúde bucal foi “consulta de rotina”, correspondendo a 62,9% dos casos. A maioria dos entrevistados (62,2% acredita que as crianças não necessitam de atendimento odontológico. Observou-se, ainda, que 79,3% dos responsáveis pelas crianças, não encontraram nenhuma dificuldade quanto ao acesso aos serviços odontológicos. Com relação à condição financeira, não se identificaram famílias que vivem com mais de três salários mínimos. Conclusão A utilização dos serviços odontológicos por pré-escolares mostra-se deficiente na localidade pesquisada. Porém, constatou-se que não há dificuldades em relação ao acesso aos serviços de saúde bucal para o reduzido percentual de responsáveis que se interessaram em conduzir suas crianças ao consultório odontológico.

  8. Are metals of antifouling paints transferred to marine biota?

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    Wladimir C. Paradas

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Because of its high toxicity, TBT (trybutiltin was banned since 2003, which resulted in a greater re-use of Cu as based-biocide in antifouling paints (AFP. The aim of this work is to determine if metals form of AFP are transferred to benthic organisms from Guanabara Bay (GB (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Metal concentrations were measured in two main fouling algae species Ulva flexuosa and U. fasciata and one isopod species, Sphaeroma serratum, in two GB marinas areas from sites with artificial substrate covered by AFP and natural substrate.In addition, control samples were collected in an adjacent open ocean area. Concentrations of Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn were determined by Atomic Absortion Spectrophotometry. Higher concentrations of Cu, Pb and Zn were detected in both algal species from GB in relation to control areas. Among samples of algae and isopod species from GB, populations collected over artificial surfaces covered by AFP presented significantly higher metal concentration than population of rocky natural substrate. Our data showed that the leaching of metals by antifouling paints present on decks and boats are being taken up by algae and isopods. These results indicate that antifouling coatings are the main source of heavy metal to biota of GB marina area.Devido sua alta toxicidade, o TBT está banido desde 2003, o que resultou na re-utilização de tintas a base de cobre. O objetivo deste trabalho é determinar se os metais provenientes das tintas anti-incrustantes (AFP são transferidos para organismos bentônicos da Baía de Guanabara (BG (Rio de janeiro, Brasil. Concentrações de metais foram analisadas em duas espécies de algas Ulva flexuosa e U. fasciata e no isópoda, Sphaeroma serratum, em duas áreas de marinas em locais de substrato artificial coberto com tintas AFP e em locais de substrato natural. Também foram coletadas amostras em uma área oceânica (controle. Concentrações de Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb e Zn foram determinadas por

  9. Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain

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    Verloove, F.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain.- Recent fieldwork in Tenerife, especially in September 2010, yielded several interesting new records of non-native vascular plants. Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica, “Asian” Cardamine flexuosa, Cestrum parqui, Digitaria violascens, Ficus lyrata, Ficus rubiginosa, Hoffmannseggia glauca, Hyparrhenia rufa subsp. altissima, Jacaranda mimosifolia, Merremia tuberosa, Passiflora morifolia, Phytolacca dioica, Schefflera actinophylla and Solanum abutiloides are reported for the first time from the Canary Islands, while Eragrostis barrelieri var. pygmaea, Ficus microcarpa, Ipomoea purpurea, Leucaena leucocephala subsp. glabrata, Sechium edule, Tradescantia zebrina and Turnera ulmifolia are new to the flora of the island of Tenerife. New records of Acacia cyclops, Atriplex suberecta, Heliotropium curassavicum, Paspalum dilatatum, P. notatum, Pluchea ovalis, Pulicaria paludosa, Sclerophylax spinescens and Solanum villosum subsp. miniatum confirm their recent expansion on the island of Tenerife. New records are provided for the recently described Sporobolus copei . Finally, Paspalum vaginatum (hitherto possibly confused with P. distichum and Potentilla indica are confirmed from the island of Tenerife.

    Adiciones para la flora de Tenerife (Islas Canarias, España.- Algunos recientes trabajos de campo en Tenerife, especialmente en Septiembre de 2010, trajeron consigo varias nuevas e interesantes adiciones de plantas vasculares no autóctonas. Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica, Cardamine flexuosa “Asiática”, Cestrum parqui, Digitaria violascens, Ficus lyrata, Ficus rubiginosa, Hoffmannseggia glauca, Hyparrhenia rufa subsp. altissima, Jacaranda mimosifolia, Merremia tuberosa, Passiflora morifolia, Phytolacca dioica, Schefflera actinophylla y

  10. The effects of elevated seawater temperatures on Caribbean gorgonian corals and their algal symbionts, Symbiodinium spp.

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    Tamar L Goulet

    Full Text Available Global climate change not only leads to elevated seawater temperatures but also to episodic anomalously high or low temperatures lasting for several hours to days. Scleractinian corals are detrimentally affected by thermal fluctuations, which often lead to an uncoupling of their mutualism with Symbiodinium spp. (coral bleaching and potentially coral death. Consequently, on many Caribbean reefs scleractinian coral cover has plummeted. Conversely, gorgonian corals persist, with their abundance even increasing. How gorgonians react to thermal anomalies has been investigated utilizing limited parameters of either the gorgonian, Symbiodinium or the combined symbiosis (holobiont. We employed a holistic approach to examine the effect of an experimental five-day elevated temperature episode on parameters of the host, symbiont, and the holobiont in Eunicea tourneforti, E. flexuosa and Pseudoplexaura porosa. These gorgonian corals reacted and coped with 32°C seawater temperatures. Neither Symbiodinium genotypes nor densities differed between the ambient 29.5°C and 32°C. Chlorophyll a and c2 per Symbiodinium cell, however, were lower at 32°C leading to a reduction in chlorophyll content in the branches and an associated reduction in estimated absorbance and increase in the chlorophyll a specific absorption coefficient. The adjustments in the photochemical parameters led to changes in photochemical efficiencies, although these too showed that the gorgonians were coping. For example, the maximum excitation pressure, Qm, was significantly lower at 32°C than at 29.5°C. In addition, although per dry weight the amount of protein and lipids were lower at 32°C, the overall energy content in the tissues did not differ between the temperatures. Antioxidant activity either remained the same or increased following exposure to 32°C further reiterating a response that dealt with the stressor. Taken together, the capability of Caribbean gorgonian corals to modify

  11. Levantamento florístico e fitossociológico em duas áreas de cerrado sensu stricto no Parque Estadual da Serra de Caldas Novas, Goiás

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    Silva Lucivânio Oliveira

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A necessidade de se conhecer mais sobre o Bioma Cerrado torna-se cada vez mais urgente, devido à destruição acelerada deste bioma. Este trabalho teve como objetivo realizar um levantamento florístico e fitossociológico em duas áreas de Cerrado sensu stricto, no Parque Estadual da Serra de Caldas Novas, registrando as espécies arbóreas e arbustivas, utilizando o método de Point Centered Quarter. Verificou-se que apesar de algumas diferenças litológicas, latossolo vermelho-escuro na primeira área e vermelho-amarelo na segunda, a similaridade entre elas foi alta, com índices de Jaccard (0,72 e Morisita (0,64. Das 67 espécies pertencentes a 51 gêneros e 29 famílias, 48 foram comuns às duas áreas. Kielmeyera coriacea, Qualea grandiflora, Caryocar brasiliense, Syagrus flexuosa e Ouratea hexasperma tiveram os maiores Índices de Valor de Importância na primeira área e Pouteria ramiflora, Qualea parviflora, Qualea grandiflora, Caryocar brasiliense e Vochysia cinamommea, foram as espécies de maior importância na segunda área. A família Vochysiaceae foi a de maior IVI em ambas as áreas e Leguminosae apresentou o maior número de espécies (15, seguindo Vochysiaceae (7, Apocynaceae (5 e Myrtaceae (4.

  12. Microbial Regulation in Gorgonian Corals

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    Laura D. Mydlarz

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Gorgonian corals possess many novel natural products that could potentially mediate coral-bacterial interactions. Since many bacteria use quorum sensing (QS signals to facilitate colonization of host organisms, regulation of prokaryotic cell-to-cell communication may represent an important bacterial control mechanism. In the present study, we examined extracts of twelve species of Caribbean gorgonian corals, for mechanisms that regulate microbial colonization, such as antibacterial activity and QS regulatory activity. Ethanol extracts of gorgonians collected from Puerto Rico and the Florida Keys showed a range of both antibacterial and QS activities using a specific Pseudomonas aeruginosa QS reporter, sensitive to long chain AHLs and a short chain N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHL biosensor, Chromobacterium violaceium. Overall, the gorgonian corals had higher antimicrobial activity against non-marine strains when compared to marine strains. Pseudopterogorgia americana, Pseusopterogorgia acerosa, and Pseudoplexuara flexuosa had the highest QS inhibitory effect. Interestingly, Pseudoplexuara porosa extracts stimulated QS activity with a striking 17-fold increase in signal. The stimulation of QS by P. porosa or other elements of the holobiont may encourage colonization or recruitment of specific microbial species. Overall, these results suggest the presence of novel stimulatory QS, inhibitory QS and bactericidal compounds in gorgonian corals. A better understanding of these compounds may reveal insight into coral-microbial ecology and whether a therapeutic potential exists.

  13. Contemporary floristic changes in the Karkonosze Mts.

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    Jerzy Fabiszewski

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the transformations of species composition in the main plant communities of the Karkonosze Mts. subalpine and alpine belts during the last 35 years. The investigations of floristic changes were performed in associations: Carici (rigidae-Nardetum, Carici-Festucetum supinae, Crepidi-Calamagrostietum villose and Empetro-Vaccinietum. Signalized are also some vegetation transformations in the remaining belts. The progressing floristic degradation of plant communities in the subalpine and alpine belts consists in: (a expansion of grasses, (b decline of rare vascular plants, and (c elimination of terricolous bryophytes and lichens. In spruce forest belts declining are species connected with old-growth spruce forests like: Listera cordata and Moneses uniflora. The changes of plant communities of low mountain swards (Nardetalia caused by cessation of pasture and mowing in the cause of retreat of many rare plants, like e.g., Arnica montana. The main cause of the still lasting in the Karkonosze Mts. community transformations is the changes in soil environment connected with anthropogenic nitrogen fertilization. The large inflow of mineral nitrogen from the atmosphere (1138 mg/m2 sum for vegetation season is the reason of accelerated rate of decomposition of organic matter and intensified nitrification. The high content of nitrates in soil (5 times higher than in the Tatra Mts. swards is the reason of expansion of graminoids, mainly Deschampsia flexuosa, Calamagrostis villosa and Carex bigelowii subsp. rigida. The overfertilisation of habitats causes the retreat of rare high mountain vascular plants and the decline of terricolous bryophytes and lichens.

  14. Natural regeneration in abandoned fields following intensive agricultural land use in an Atlantic Forest Island, Brazil

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    Milene Silvestrini

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The time required to regrowth a forest in degraded areas depends on how the forest is removed and on the type of land use following removal. Natural regeneration was studied in abandoned old fields after intensive agricultural land use in areas originally covered by Brazilian Atlantic Forests of the Anchieta Island, Brazil in order to understand how plant communities reassemble following human disturbances as well as to determine suitable strategies of forest restoration. The fields were classified into three vegetation types according to the dominant plant species in: 1 Miconia albicans (Sw. Triana (Melastomataceae fields, 2 Dicranopteris flexuosa (Schrader Underw. (Gleicheniaceae thickets, and 3 Gleichenella pectinata (Willd. Ching. (Gleicheniaceae thickets. Both composition and structure of natural regeneration were compared among the three dominant vegetation types by establishing randomly three plots of 1 x 3 m in five sites of the island. A gradient in composition and abundance of species in natural regeneration could be observed along vegetation types from Dicranopteris fern thickets to Miconia fields. The gradient did not accurately follow the pattern of spatial distribution of the three dominant vegetation types in the island regarding their proximity of the remnant forests. A complex association of biotic and abiotic factors seems to be affecting the seedling recruitment and establishment in the study plots. The lowest plant regeneration found in Dicranopteris and Gleichenella thickets suggests that the ferns inhibit the recruitment of woody and herbaceous species. Otherwise, we could not distinguish different patterns of tree regeneration among the three vegetation types. Our results showed that forest recovery following severe anthropogenic disturbances is not direct, predictable or even achievable on its own. Appropriated actions and methods such as fern removal, planting ground covers, and enrichment planting with tree species were

  15. CoralWatch Data Analysis at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Hong Kong

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    Lau, A.; Hodgson, P.

    2015-12-01

    CoralWatch is a conservation organization that is based at the University of Queensland in Australia. Their development of the "Coral Health Chart" standardized the colour of corals for the further investigation of coral health and bleaching. The location of this project is in the NE part of Hong Kong in New Territories. The location faces ShenZhen, a heavily industrialized city, which is known for its pollution of the Pearl River. This area is protected by the Hong Kong Government and the WWF since 1996.Human activities have caused large amounts of greenhouse gasses to be released into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide has caused the global temperature to rise and made ocean waters more acidic due to ocean respiration. The ocean is a carbon sink for mankind and the effect of severe acidification is negatively affecting marine life. The increase of temperature diminishes the amount of diversity of marine life; the decreasing acidity of the water has eliminated many species of shellfish and sea anemone; the increase of marine exploitation has decreased the diversity of marine life. The release of toxic waste, mainly mercury, waste and plastic products has also polluted the oceans which negatively impact coral reefs and endanger marine life.The data has been collected by observing the colours and discolouration (bleaching) of the corals of approximately 40 colonies per month. The species of coral in Hoi Ha Wan include, Favites flexuosa, Goniopora columna,Leptastrea purpurea, Lithophyllon undulatum, Pavona decussata. and Platygyra acuta (AFCD,1). The evaluation of four years of coralwatch data has shown the bleaching of hard boulder corals in Hoi Ha Wan, Hong Kong, has halted and the reefs are being to show signs of regeneration. Local marine biologists credited the improved situation of the corals to protected status of the area.

  16. Permanent vegetation quadrats on Olkiluoto island. Establishment and results from the first inventory

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    Huhta, A.P.; Korpela, L.

    2006-05-01

    This report describes in detail the vegetation quadrats established inside the permanent, follow-up sample plots (Forest Extensive High-level monitoring plots, FEH) on Olkiluoto Island. During summer 2005 a total of 94 sample plots (a 30 m 2 ), each containing eight quadrats (a 1m 2 ), were investigated. The total number of sampled quadrats was 752. Seventy of the 94 plots represent coniferous stands: 57 Norway spruce-dominated and 13 Scots pine-dominated stands. Ten of the plots represent deciduous, birch-dominated (Betula spp.) stands, 7 plots common alder-dominated (Alnus glutinosa) stands, and seven plots are mires. The majority of the coniferous tree stands were growing on sites representing various succession stages of the Myrtillus, Vaccinium-Myrtillus and Deschampsia-Myrtillus forest site types. The pine-dominated stands growing on exposed bedrock clearly differed from the other coniferous stands: the vegetation was characterised by the Cladina, Calluna-Cladina and Empetrum-Vaccinium vitis-idaea/Vaccinium Myrtillus forest site types. The deciduous stands were characterized by tall grasses, especially Calamagrostis epigejos, C. purpurea and Deschampsia flexuosa. The vegetation of the deciduous stands dominated by common alder represented grove-like sites and seashore groves. Typical species for mires included Calamagrostis purpurea, Calla palustris, Equisetum sylvaticum, and especially white mosses (Sphagnum spp.). A total of 184 vascular plant species were found growing within the quadrats. Due to the high number of quadrats in these forests, the spruce stands had the highest total number of species, but the birch and alder-dominated forests had the highest average number of species per quadrat. This basic inventory of the permanent vegetation quadrats on Olkiluoto Island provides a sound starting point for future vegetation surveys. Guidelines for future inventories and supplementary sampling are given in the discussion part of this report. (orig.)

  17. Effects on field- and bottom-layer species in an experiment with repeated PK- and NPK-fertilization

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    Nohrstedt, H.Oe.

    1994-01-01

    Long-term changes in forest ground vegetation because of repeated PK- and NPK-fertilization were examined in an old field experiment, located in a 85-year-old Pinus sylvestris stand in northern Sweden. Fertilizers were added at 5-(PK, NPK) or 10-(PK) year intervals, beginning 26 years prior to the study. The treatments were tested in two replicates on plots sized 40 x 40 m. The total doses added were N 720 kg/ha, P 222-380 kg/ha and K 318-620 kg/ha. N was given as ammonium nitrate, P as superphosphate and K as potassium chloride. The vegetation on control plots was of the Vaccinium vitis-idaea type. The field layer was dominated by V.vitis-idaea and V.myrtillus, and the bottom layer by Pleurozium schreberi. The effect of fertilization was quantified by examining the areal cover of individual species. This was done in 25 0.25 m 2 frames systematically placed in a grid over each treatment plot. The only pronounced effect in the field layer was on V.myrtillus. The cover was strongly reduced by fertilization with PK. The reduction was 70% for the 5-year interval and 34% for the 10-year interval. The cover more than doubled after NPK-fertilization. Among the cryptogams, a reduction in cover was indicated for Cladina arbuscula and C.rangiferina because of fertilization with NPK. NPK reduced the number of species that were found, totally depending on negative effects on several lichen species. For species absent in the examined frame areas but present somewhere else on the treatment plots, it was seen that Deschampsia flexuosa increased after NPK-fertilization, while Peltigera apthosa and Steroecaulon tomentosum decreased. Hylocomium splendens occurred on both control plots, but only on one fertilized plot. 30 refs, 1 fig, 5 tabs

  18. Effects on field- and bottom-layer species in an experiment with repeated PK- and NPK-fertilization

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    Nohrstedt, H.Oe.

    1994-01-01

    Long-term changes in forest ground vegetation because of repeated PK- and NPK-fertilization were examined in an old field experiment, located in a 85-year-old Pinus sylvestris stand in northern Sweden. Fertilizers were added at 5-(PK, NPK) or 10-(PK) year intervals, beginning 26 years prior to the study. The treatments were tested in two replicates on plots sized 40 x 40 m. The total doses added were N 720 kg/ha, P 222-380 kg/ha and K 318-620 kg/ha. N was given as ammonium nitrate, P as superphosphate and K as potassium chloride. The vegetation on control plots was of the Vaccinium vitis-idaea type. The field layer was dominated by V.vitis-idaea and V.myrtillus, and the bottom layer by Pleurozium schreberi. The effect of fertilization was quantified by examining the areal cover of individual species. This was done in 25 0.25 m[sup 2] frames systematically placed in a grid over each treatment plot. The only pronounced effect in the field layer was on V.myrtillus. The cover was strongly reduced by fertilization with PK. The reduction was 70% for the 5-year interval and 34% for the 10-year interval. The cover more than doubled after NPK-fertilization. Among the cryptogams, a reduction in cover was indicated for Cladina arbuscula and C.rangiferina because of fertilization with NPK. NPK reduced the number of species that were found, totally depending on negative effects on several lichen species. For species absent in the examined frame areas but present somewhere else on the treatment plots, it was seen that Deschampsia flexuosa increased after NPK-fertilization, while Peltigera apthosa and Steroecaulon tomentosum decreased. Hylocomium splendens occurred on both control plots, but only on one fertilized plot. 30 refs, 1 fig, 5 tabs

  19. The wind and fire disturbance in Central European mountain spruce forests: the regeneration after four years

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    Monika Budzáková

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A strong windstorm in November 2004 resulted in a huge blown-down spruce forest area in the southern part of the Tatra National Park in the Western Carpathians in Slovakia, Central Europe. The aim of this work is to study the vegetation composition of spruce forest at differently managed sites four years after this disturbance. Four study areas were selected for this purpose: (i an area where the fallen trees were extracted and new seedlings were planted; (ii an area, which was hit by a forest fire after the extraction; (iii an area where no active management was applied; (iv a reference forest unaffected by such disturbance. A total of 100 plots were selected, 25 of each area type. The result of DCA and CCA analyses consistently indicated that after this short period the non-extracted and extracted areas are currently most similar to the reference forest area, while the fire affected area differed. A one-way ANOVA comparing species cover for the different plot sizes indicated some significant differences between the extracted and non-extracted plots. The abundance of certain species commonly occurring in spruce forests, such as Dyopteris carthusiana agg., Vaccinium myrtillus and Avenella flexuosa, correlated weli with the non-extracted plots, compared to the extracted plots. Coverage of these species was lowest on burned plots. The lowest Shannon-Wiener’s diversity values were recorded in burned plots. This was most likely a consequence of mono-dominant competitive species spread, (mainly Chamerion angustifolium which profited from the altered ecological conditions following the fire. Although some differences were also registered in the Shannon-Wiener diversity index between the remaining research plots, however these were not statistically significant. The most important results of our investigations include the extensive influence of fire disturbance on vegetation. Study revealed that the wind-disturbed area is able to regenerate

  20. Novel fungi from an ancient niche: cercosporoid and related sexual morphs on ferns.

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    Guatimosim, E; Schwartsburd, P B; Barreto, R W; Crous, P W

    2016-12-01

    The fern flora of the world ( Pteridophyta ) has direct evolutionary links with the earliest vascular plants that appeared in the late Devonian. Knowing the mycobiota associated to this group of plants is critical for a full understanding of the Fungi. Nevertheless, perhaps because of the minor economic significance of ferns, this niche remains relatively neglected by mycologists. Cercosporoid fungi represent a large assemblage of fungi belonging to the Mycosphaerellaceae and Teratosphaeriaceae ( Ascomycota ) having cercospora-like asexual morphs. They are well-known pathogens of many important crops, occurring on a wide host range. Here, the results of a taxonomic study of cercosporoid fungi collected on ferns in Brazil are presented. Specimens were obtained from most Brazilian regions and collected over a 7-yr period (2009-2015). Forty-three isolates of cercosporoid and mycosphaerella-like species, collected from 18 host species, representing 201 localities, were studied. This resulted in a total of 21 frond-spotting taxa, which were identified based on morphology, ecology and sequence data of five genomic loci (actin, calmodulin, ITS, LSU and partial translation elongation factor 1-α). One novel genus ( Clypeosphaerella ) and 15 novel species ( Cercospora samambaiae , Clypeosphaerella sticheri , Neoceratosperma alsophilae , N. cyatheae , Paramycosphaerella blechni , Pa. cyatheae , Pa. dicranopteridis-flexuosae , Pa. sticheri , Phaeophleospora pteridivora , Pseudocercospora brackenicola , Ps. paranaensis , Ps. serpocaulonicola , Ps. trichogena , Xenomycosphaerella diplazii and Zasmidium cyatheae ) are introduced. Furthermore, 11 new combinations ( Clypeosphaerella quasiparkii , Neoceratosperma yunnanensis , Paramycosphaerella aerohyalinosporum , Pa. dicranopteridis , Pa. gleicheniae , Pa. irregularis , Pa. madeirensis , Pa. nabiacense , Pa. parkii , Pa. pseudomarksii and Pa. vietnamensis ) are proposed . Finally, nine new host associations are recorded for the

  1. Transparent Testa Glabra 1 (TTG1) and TTG1-like genes in Matthiola incana R. Br. and related Brassicaceae and mutation in the WD-40 motif.

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    Dressel, A; Hemleben, V

    2009-03-01

    TTG1 (Transparent Testa Glabra 1), a WD-40 repeat protein, is involved in regulation of flavonoid/anthocyanin biosynthesis, seed coat (mucilage) development/pigmentation and trichome formation in leaves. Here, we characterized the TTG1 gene of Matthiola incana wild type (e locus), showing 85.3% similarity to TTG1 of A. thaliana on the nucleotide level and 96.2% on the protein level. A white-flowered and glabrous mutant, line 17, of M. incana exhibits one nucleotide change, leading to an amino acid substitution directly in the WD motif (W158R). Correspondingly, the DFR (dihydroflavonol 4-reductase) gene, in which the expression is known to be dependent on TTG1, is not expressed in Matthiola mutant lines 17 (and 19). Comparison of the GC content of the Matthiola TTG1 (54.1%) and Arabidopsis TTG1 (46.1%) genes revealed a strong difference, mostly obtained by neutral substitutions (C to T transitions). To examine whether this is an ecologically influenced trend, a fragment of TTG1 was characterized from another Matthiola species (M. tricuspidata) and from Malcolmia flexuosa subsp. naxensis from the eastern Mediterranean, near a beach with sandy and salty soils. Both Matthiola species have a higher GC content in the TTG1 gene than Arabidopsis and the closer-related Malcolmia, indicating that the GC content is rather an evolutionary than an ecological signal. A similar WD-40 repeat protein gene (containing no intron in the 3' untranslated region) with high similarity to the Arabidopsis TTG1-like (AtAN11) gene was found in Matthiola.

  2. Antioxidant, antiglycation and cytotoxicity evaluation of selected medicinal plants of the Mascarene Islands

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    Mahomoodally Fawzi M

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Many indigenous plants of Mascarene Islands have been used in folkloric medicine to manage diabetes but few species have received scientific attention. Selected traditional medicinal plants (Antidesma madagascariense Lam. -Euphorbiaceae (AM, Erythroxylum macrocarpum O.E.Schulz -Erythroxylaceae (EM, Pittosporum senacia Putterl -Pittosporaceae (PS, Faujasiopsis flexuosa Lam. C.Jeffrey -Asteraceae (FF, Momordica charantia Linn -Cucurbitaceae (MC and Ocimum tenuiflorum L -Lamiaceae (OT were evaluated for their antioxidant, antiglycation and cytotoxic potential in vitro. Methods Graded concentrations (1.25-100 μg/mL of the crude methanolic and water extracts and fractions (dichloromethane, ethyl-acetate, n-butanol and water were evaluated for abilities to scavenge 2,2-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl hydrate (DPPH, nitric oxide (NO, superoxide (SO radicals and to inhibit lipoxygenase and formation of advanced glycation endproduct (AGE in vitro. The MTT (3-(4, 5-dimethylthazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyl tetrazonium bromide cytotoxicity test was performed on 3T3 cell line. Results Only IC50 for DPPH, SO, NO and lipoxygenase for AM, FF and OT crude extracts and fractions were comparable to ascorbic acid and quercetin activity. Crude aqueous extracts of AM and FF showed IC50 of 4.08 and 3.89 μg/mL respectively for lipoxygenase which was significantly lower (p n-butanol fractions also showed antiglycation activities (p Conclusion AM, FF and OT crude extracts and fractions have potent antioxidant and antiglycation properties with no apparent cytotoxicity and might have prophylactic and therapeutic potentials in the management of diabetes and related complications. Our study tends to validate the traditional use of these medicinal herbs and food plants as complementary and alternative medicines.

  3. Permanent vegetation quadrats on Olkiluoto island. Establishment and results from the first inventory

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    Huhta, A.P.; Korpela, L. [Finnish Forest Research Institute, Helsinki (Finland)

    2006-05-15

    This report describes in detail the vegetation quadrats established inside the permanent, follow-up sample plots (Forest Extensive High-level monitoring plots, FEH) on Olkiluoto Island. During summer 2005 a total of 94 sample plots (a 30 m{sup 2}), each containing eight quadrats (a 1m{sup 2}), were investigated. The total number of sampled quadrats was 752. Seventy of the 94 plots represent coniferous stands: 57 Norway spruce-dominated and 13 Scots pine-dominated stands. Ten of the plots represent deciduous, birch-dominated (Betula spp.) stands, 7 plots common alder-dominated (Alnus glutinosa) stands, and seven plots are mires. The majority of the coniferous tree stands were growing on sites representing various succession stages of the Myrtillus, Vaccinium-Myrtillus and Deschampsia-Myrtillus forest site types. The pine-dominated stands growing on exposed bedrock clearly differed from the other coniferous stands: the vegetation was characterised by the Cladina, Calluna-Cladina and Empetrum-Vaccinium vitis-idaea/Vaccinium Myrtillus forest site types. The deciduous stands were characterized by tall grasses, especially Calamagrostis epigejos, C. purpurea and Deschampsia flexuosa. The vegetation of the deciduous stands dominated by common alder represented grove-like sites and seashore groves. Typical species for mires included Calamagrostis purpurea, Calla palustris, Equisetum sylvaticum, and especially white mosses (Sphagnum spp.). A total of 184 vascular plant species were found growing within the quadrats. Due to the high number of quadrats in these forests, the spruce stands had the highest total number of species, but the birch and alder-dominated forests had the highest average number of species per quadrat. This basic inventory of the permanent vegetation quadrats on Olkiluoto Island provides a sound starting point for future vegetation surveys. Guidelines for future inventories and supplementary sampling are given in the discussion part of this report. (orig.)

  4. Neogene vegetation development in the Amazon Basin: evidence from marine well-2, Foz do Amazonas (Brazil)

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    Bogota-Angel, Raul; Chemale Junior, Farid; Davila, Roberto; Soares, Emilson; Pinto, Ricardo; Do Carmo, Dermeval; Hoorn, Carina

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    Origen and development of the highly diverse Amazon tropical forest has mostly been inferred from continental sites. However, sediment records in the marine Foz do Amazonas Basin can provide important information to better understand the influence of the Andes uplift and climate change on its plant biomes evolution since the Neogene. Sediment analyses of samples from BP-Petrobras well 1 and 2, drilled in the Amazon Fan, allowed to infer the onset of the transcontinental Amazon river and the fan phase during the middle to late Miocene (c. 10.5 Ma). As part of the CLIMAMAZON research programme we performed pollen analysis on the 10.5 to 0.4 Ma time interval. 76 ditch cutting samples of the upper 4165 m sediments of well 2 permitted us to infer changes in floral composition in the Amazon Basin. The palynological spectra across this interval (nannofossil based age model) include pollen, fern spores, dinocysts and foram lignings. When possible pollen and fern spores were grouped in four vegetation types: estuarine, tropical, mountain forest and high mountain open treeless vegetation. Pollen is generally corroded and reflects the effects of sediment transportation while reworked material is also common. Good pollen producers such as Poaceae, Asteraceae and Cyperaceae are common and reflect indistinctive vegetation types particularly those associated to riverine systems. Rhizophora/Zonocostites spp. indicate "close-distance" mangrove development. Tropical forest biomes are represented by pollen that resemble Moraceae-Urticaceae, Melastomataceae-Combretaceae, Sapotaceae, Alchornea, Euphorbiaceae, Rubiaceae, Bignoniaceae, Mauritia and Arecaceae. Myrica, and particularly sporadic occurrences of fossil fern spores like Lophosoria, and Cyathea suggest the development of a moist Andean forest in areas above 1000 m. First indicators of high altitudes appear in the last part of late Miocene with taxa associated to current Valeriana and particularly Polylepis, a neotropical taxon

  5. Holocene vegetational and coastal environmental changes from the Lago Crispim record in northeastern Pará State, eastern Amazonia.

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    Behling, H; Lima da Costa, M

    2001-04-01

    Vegetational and coastal environmental changes have been interpreted from a 600cm long and 764014C yr B.P. old sediment core from Lago Crispim located in the northeastern Pará State in northern Brazil. The radiocarbon dated sediment core was studied by multi-element geochemistry, pollen and charcoal analysis.Holocene Atlantic sea-level rise caused an elevation of local water table, which allowed the formation of organic deposits in a probably former inter-dune valley. Dense, diverse and tall Amazon rain forest, and some restinga (coastal vegetation) covered the study area at the beginning of the record at 764014C yr B.P. Mangrove vegetation developed along rivers close to the core site at that time. Subsequent decrease in less mangrove vegetation near the study site indicates a sea-level regression, beginning since around 700014C yr B.P. Lower sea-levels probably favoured the formation of a local Mauritia/Mauritiella palm swamp at 662014C yr B.P. Oscillations of higher and lower sea-level stands probably changed the size of the local palm swamp area several times between 6620 and 363014C yr B.P. Sea-level transgression at around 363014C yr B.P., caused marked coastal environmental changes: the development of mangroves near the site, the replacement of the local palm swamp by a Cyperaceae swamp, the substitution of the surrounding former Amazon rain forest and some restinga vegetation mainly by salt marshes. High amount carbonised particles suggest a strong human impact by burning on the coastal ecosystems during this late Holocene period.Highest concentrations of NaCl and also Ca, Mg and K in the upper sediment core indicate that the Atlantic was close during the late Holocene period. The core site, which is today 500m from the coastline and only 1-2m above modern sea-level, was apparently never reached by marine excursions during the Holocene.Less representation of mangrove since ca. 184014C yr B.P., may be related due to a slightly lower sea-level or to human

  6. PRINCIPALES TIPOS DE VEGETACIÓN DE “LA CEIBA” (GUAINÍA, GUAYANA COLOMBIANA

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    RUDAS LL. AGUSTÍN

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    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados del estudio de la vegetación en los alrededores de “LaCeiba”, la cual hace parte de la Guayana colombiana. Mediante un análisis de ordenacióny clasificación con los programas estadísticos DCA y Twinspan, se diferenciarontrece tipos de vegetación: siete para la vegetación leñosa y seis para lavegetación herbácea, de los cuales son descritos por primera vez los bosques deProtium opacum y Dacryodes chimantensis, los bosquecitos con Mollia speciosay Burdachia prismatocarpa var. prismatocarpa, las sabanas de Monotremaxyridoides y Syngonanthus cf. amapensis y las sabanas de Paepalanthus dichotomusy Xyris cryptantha. Se analizó la relación entre las variables ambientales y la distribuciónde la vegetación y se propone la zonación fisionómico-fisiográfica de lavegetación así: a los bosques medianos de planicies aluviales bajas, que incluyelas comunidades de Manilkara bidentata subsp. surinamensis y Gustavia augusta,y de Mollia grandiflora y Memora schomburgkii; b los bosquecitos y matorralesde ribera de caños en planicies aluviales bajas y en las terrazas bajas a medias, quecomprenden las comunidades de Mollia speciosa y Burdachia prismatocarpa var.prismatocarpa, de Byrsonima coniophylla y Licania wurdackii, de Mauritia caranay Clusia insignis, y de Pagamea thyrsiflora y Humiria balsamifera var. subsessilis;c los bosques altos de las terrazas medias de tierra firme con Protium opacum,Dacryodes chimantensis y Clathrotropis macrocarpa; d las sabanas arboladas yarbustivas de planos aluviales, que incluye las comunidades de Mesosetum loliiformey Licania wurdackii, y de Monotrema xyridoides y Syngonanthus cf. amapensis;e las sabanas abiertas y arbustivas de terrazas bajas a medias, que comprende lascomunidades de Monotrema xyridoides y Syngonanthus cf. amapensis, de Panicumgranuliferum y Ocotea sanariapensis y de Paepalanthus dichotomus y Xyriscryptantha; f por último las sabanas abiertas de altillanuras

  7. MOVIMENTOS DE MULHERES TRABALHADORAS NO ESTADO DA PARAÍBA: gênero e autonomia

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    Full Text Available Compreendemos que as relações de gênero são produtos e processos sociais construídos pela naturalização de ideias, valores e papéis sociais desiguais para homens e para mulheres. Essa desigualdade, quase que universal, se sustenta na hierarquia social masculina. Surgem, da falta de equidade, concepções ou convenções sociais pré-definidas para as mulheres ahistóricas, como as tarefas delimitadas ao espaço privado. Levando em consideração essa inverdade histórica buscamos refletir as condições objetivas que, no espaço agrário da microrregião do Brejo paraibano, levaram a partir da década de 1970 a um grupo de mulheres se organizarem em espaços coletivos de discussão e luta, como os movimentos sociais rurais, com o triplo objetivo de: garantir o acesso à terra para aqueles que nela trabalham; garantir condições de trabalho dignas no campo e garantir o acesso à representação política das mulheres camponesas e canavieiras invisibilizadas em Sindicatos de Trabalhadores Rurais (STRs e movimentos sociais. Dessas demandas efetivas surgem dos movimentos significativos na região: o Movimento de Mulheres Trabalhadoras Rurais do Brejo (MMB e o Movimento de Mulheres Trabalhadoras da Paraíba (MMT/PB. Palavras-chave: Mulher; Movimentos Sociais; Trabalho; Espaço Agrário.   MOVEMENTS OF WORKING WOMEN IN PARAÍBA STATE: Gender and autonomy ABSTRACT We understand that gender relations are social products and processes built for the naturalization of ideas, values and unequal social roles for men and women. This inequality, almost universal, is based on male social hierarchy. Arise, this inequity, concepts or pre-defined social conventions for ahistorical women, as are the tasks defined private space. Considering this historical untruth seek to reflect the objective conditions that in the agrarian space of the micro-region of Paraiba Heath led from the 1970s to a group of women to organize themselves into collective spaces of

  8. Fitossociologia de dois trechos inundáveis de Matas de Galeria no Distrito Federal, Brasil Phytosociology of two swamped portions of gallery forests in Distrito Federal, Brazil

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    Ernestino de Souza Gomes Guarino

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    Full Text Available As Matas de Galeria do bioma Cerrado possuem peculiaridades fisionômicas e florísticas que permitem separá-las em dois subtipos: "não-inundável", quando em solos bem drenados; e "inundável", o subtipo menos estudado, em solos mal drenados. O presente trabalho objetivou caracterizar estrutural e floristicamente dois trechos inundáveis das matas dos córregos Acampamento (15°35'S; 48°10'W e Riacho Fundo (15°55'S; 48°02'W no Distrito Federal (DF. Para isso foi alocada em cada Mata uma grade de 160×50 m (0,8 ha, composta por 40 parcelas de 10×20 m (200 m². Todos os indivíduos com diâmetro a 1,30 m da altura do solo (DAP > 3,0 cm foram amostrados, incluindo aqueles mortos ainda em pé. Foram amostrados 6.078 indivíduos, sendo 3.030 no trecho do Acampamento (33 famílias, 49 gêneros e 60 espécies e 3.048 no Riacho Fundo (30 famílias, 41 gêneros, 53 espécies. A área basal e a diversidade (H' calculada para os trechos foram de 47,96 m²/ha e 2,99 nats/ind. (Acampamento, e 41,28 m²/ha e 2,84 nats/ind. (Riacho Fundo, respectivamente. Se comparados com matas anteriormente estudadas no DF os valores de diversidade são baixos, estando na mesma magnitude indicada para as Matas de Brejo (Higrófilas do sudeste brasileiro. Os índices de similaridade indicaram alta semelhança qualitativa (Sørensen 58,0% e quantitativa (Morisita 70,6% entre os trechos estudados, embora uma classificação por TWINSPAN tenha gerado dois grupos distintos, cada qual vinculado a um dos trechos. Os resultados reforçam indicações anteriores de que as Matas de Galeria do DF, ou trechos similares destas, inundáveis ou não, possuem comunidades arbóreas particulares, as quais estão relacionadas à bacia hidrográfica na qual a Mata esta inserida e ao padrão determinante da drenagem do solo.Gallery forests in the Cerrado biome possess physiognomic and floristic peculiarities that allow its division in two subtypes: "non-swamp" located in well drained

  9. Water subsidies from mountains to deserts: their role in sustaining groundwater-fed oases in a sandy landscape.

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    Jobbágy, E G; Nosetto, M D; Villagra, P E; Jackson, R B

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    In arid regions throughout the world, shallow phreatic aquifers feed natural oases of much higher productivity than would be expected solely from local rainfall. In South America, the presence of well-developed Prosopis flexuosa woodlands in the Monte Desert region east of the Andes has puzzled scientists for decades. Today these woodlands provide crucial subsistence to local populations, including descendants of the indigenous Huarpes. We explore the vulnerability and importance of phreatic groundwater for the productivity of the region, comparing the contributions of local rainfall to that of remote mountain recharge that is increasingly being diverted for irrigated agriculture before it reaches the desert. We combined deep soil coring, plant measurements, direct water-table observations, and stable-isotopic analyses (2H and 18O) of meteoric, surface, and ground waters at three study sites across the region, comparing woodland stands, bare dunes, and surrounding shrublands. The isotopic composition of phreatic groundwaters (delta2H: -137 per thousand +/- 5 per thousand) closely matched the signature of water brought to the region by the Mendoza River (-137 per thousand +/- 6 per thousand), suggestin that mountain-river infiltration rather than in situ rainfall deep drainage (-39 per thousand +/- 19 per thousand) was the dominant mechanism of recharge. Similarly, chloride mass balances determined from deep soil profiles (> 6 m) suggested very low recharge rates. Vegetation in woodland ecosystems, where significant groundwater discharge losses, likely >100 mm/yr occurred, relied on regionally derived groundwater located from 6.5 to 9.5 m underground. At these locations, daily water-table fluctuations of 10 mm, and stable-isotopic measurements of plant water, indicated groundwater uptake rates of 200-300 mm/yr. Regional scaling suggests that groundwater evapotranspiration reaches 18-42 mm/yr across the landscape, accounting for 7 17% of the Mendoza River flow

  10. Efectos de un emisario submarino de aguas "residuales" urbanas sobre comunidades de octocorales (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea en Cuba

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    Darlenys Hernández-Muñoz

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    Full Text Available Effects of a submarine discharge of urban waste on octocoral (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea communities in Cuba. The composition and structure of octocoral communities on coral reefs close to a submarine outfall were studied at Reparto Flores, west of Havana City, Cuba. Octocoral community changes after the deployment of the submarine outfall in 2000 were monitored from June 2002 to September 2005, taking as baseline the data existing before its construction. The area also receives the influence of the polluted river Quibú that passes through a great part of the west side of the City. Sampling was done by means of SCUBA diving, counting and identifying colonies in situ within a 1 m² frame that was randomly placed as many times as to warrant stabilized values of Shannon and Weaver’s heterogeneity index H’. In agreement with the available hydrochemical information, changes in the diversity indexes (Shannon and Weaver`s heterogeneity index H’, Pielou’s equitability index J’, and Margalef’s species richness index R1, the Herrera-Moreno’s comparative pollution index (ICC, and density of some octocoral species at a depth of 10 m suggest a decrease in the influence of polluters from 1989 to 2005. Nevertheless, these indicators were affected in 2004 by a sudden intense but brief colonization of Briareum asbestinum, a species that is not typical of polluted places. At a depth of 20 m, a co-dominance of Plexaura kuekenthali and Eunicea clavigera (resistant and non resistant to pollution, respectively and an increase of the comparative pollution index (ICC was observed. The increase of P. kuekenthali, a pollution indicator, suggests a rise in the pollution effect 20 m in depth, because of the recent impact caused by the greater closeness of the outfall mouth 50 m deep. Results corroborate the hypothesis about the pollution indicator character of P. kuekenthali. However, this could not be explored for Eunicea flexuosa (also considered a pollution

  11. Sugary secretions of wasp galls: a want-to-be extrafloral nectar?

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    Aranda-Rickert, Adriana; Rothen, Carolina; Diez, Patricia; González, Ana María; Marazzi, Brigitte

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    The most widespread form of protective mutualisms is represented by plants bearing extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) that attract ants and other arthropods for indirect defence. Another, but less common, form of sugary secretion for indirect defence occurs in galls induced by cynipid wasps. Until now, such galls have been reported only for cynipid wasps that infest oak trees in the northern hemisphere. This study provides the first evidence of galls that exude sugary secretions in the southern hemisphere and asks whether they can be considered as analogues of plants' EFNs. The ecology and anatomy of galls and the chemical composition of the secretion were investigated in north-western Argentina, in natural populations of the host trees Prosopis chilensis and P. flexuosa . To examine whether ants protect the galls from natural enemies, ant exclusion experiments were conducted in the field. The galls produce large amounts of sucrose-rich, nectar-like secretions. No typical nectary and sub-nectary parenchymatic tissues or secretory trichomes can be observed; instead there is a dense vascularization with phloem elements reaching the gall periphery. At least six species of ants, but also vespid wasps, Diptera and Coleoptera, consumed the gall secretions. The ant exclusion experiment showed that when ants tended galls, no differences were found in the rate of successful emergence of gall wasps or in the rate of parasitism and inquiline infestation compared with ant-excluded galls. The gall sugary secretion is not analogous to extrafloral nectar because no nectar-producing structure is associated with it, but is functionally equivalent to arthropod honeydew because it provides indirect defence to the plant parasite. As in other facultative mutualisms mediated by sugary secretions, the gall secretion triggers a complex multispecies interaction, in which the outcome of individual pair-wise interactions depends on the ecological context in which they take place. © The Author

  12. Biodiversity and new records of microfungi in the Ruhrarea (north Rhine Westfalia), Germany.

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    Ale-Agha, Nosrathollah; Brassmann, Markus; Jensen, Manfred

    2009-01-01

    During our investigations of the microflora in NRW (Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Essen incl. the greenhouse of the Botanical Garden) in 2007 and 2008, we were able to collect and identify about 55 species on trees, bushes and ornamental plants as parasites and saprophytes. Some of these species are new for Germany or have been only rarely found until now. Most of the species belong the Ascomycotina, Basidiomycotina and Deuteromycotina for example Arthrocladiella mougeotii (Lév.) Vassilkov. on Lycium barbarum L., Caudospora taleola (Fr.) Starb on Quercus robur L., Colletotrichum coffeanum F. Noak on Coffea arabica L. (new for Germany) Colletotrichum trichellum (Fr.) Duke on Hedera helix L., Erysiphe buhrii U. Braun on Lychnis cf. coronaria (L.) Desr. (Anamorph. Oidium dianthi Jacz.), Erysiphe spec. on Acer opalus Mill (new host), Erysiphe flexuosa (Peck) U. Braun & S. Takam. on Aesculus spec. (new for Europe)), Erysiphe heraclei DC. on Tinguarra montana (Webb ex Christ ) A.Hansen & G.Kunkel, Erysiphe necator Schwein. = Uncinula necator (Schwein.) Burrill on Cissus cf. rhombifolia Vahl. (new for NRW), Erysphe trifolii Grev. on Trigonella caerulea (L.) Ser., Golovinomyces cichoracearum (DC.) V.P.Gelyuta (Oidium spec.) on Argyranthemum pinnatifidum (L.f.) R.T. Lowe (new host), Lobatopedis foliicola P.M. Kirk on Quercus robur L. (new for NRW), Lophodermium juniperinum (Fr.) de Not. on Juniperus communis L., Mamiania coryli De Not. on Corylus avellana L., Marssonina juglandis (Lib.) Magnus on Juglans regia L., Oidium hortensia Jørst on Philadelphus coronarius L., Oidium spec. on Dahlia variabilis (Willd.) Desf. (new for Germany), Oidium longipes Noordeloos & Loerak on Petunia hybrida Vilm., Oidium pedilanthi M. Yen on Pedilanthus titymaloides (L.) Poit, Oidium pedaliacearum H.D. Shin sp. nov. (= Oidium sesami H.D. Shin) on Ibicella lutea (Lindl.) van Eselt. (= Martynia lutea Lindl.), Passalora pastinacae (Sacc.) U. Braun = Pseudocercosporella pastinacae (P. Karst.) U

  13. Seamount subduction and serpentinite mud volcanisms in the Mariana convergent margin system: time constraints from micropaleontological studies (IODP Expedition 366)

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    Kurz, W.; Micheuz, P.; Grunert, P.; Auer, G.; Reuter, M.

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    IODP Expedition 366 recovered core from three serpentinite mud volcanoes at increasing distances from the Mariana trench subduction zone along a south-to-north transect: Yinazao (Blue Moon), Fantangisña (Celestial), and Asùt Tesoru (Big Blue). Cores consist of serpentinite mud containing lithic clasts and minerals derived from the underlying forearc lithosphere, and from the subducting Pacific Plate. A preliminary screening for micro- and nannofossils from Asùt Tesoru revealed assemblages of planktic and benthic foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton containing biostratigraphic marker species (e.g., Globigerinella calida, Globorotalia flexuosa, Gr. truncatulinoides Gr. tumida, Sphaeroidinella dehiscens amongst planktic foraminifera; Gephyrocapsa spp., Pseudoemiliania lacunosa, Reticulosfenestra asanoi amongst calcareous nannoplankton). This provides a robust stratigraphic framework and age assessment (from ca. 0.2 to 8.0 Ma from top to bottom) of distinct sediment and serpentinite mud flow layers. Recycled materials from the subducted slab include fault rocks, metamorphosed pelagic sediments, diagenetic shallow water reef assemblages, and metavolcanic rocks. The recycled materials are found at all three mud volcanoes and are interpreted to be parts of subducted Pacific plate seamounts, presumably Cretaceous in age. Core U1491C (Yinazao) recovered a Miogypsina rudstone cobble that could have derived from more than 10 km beneath the forearc sea floor, with lithoclasts and coralline, red-algal grainstone matrix, altogether showing diagenetic overprint. Although parts of subducted Pacific plate seamounts are assumed be Cretaceous in age, the presence of Miogypsina suggests a Miocene age, thus may represent the latest, uppermost part of a Pacific Plate seamount. The assemblage represents a shallow water (photic zone) environment. Assuming a Pacific plate velocity of 5 cm per year the hypothetical Guyot was several hundred kilometers east of the trench at Late

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    Edson Simão

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the contributions of Styrax camporum seed morphology (size of seeds, presence or absence of endocarp attached to the seed, different substrates (filter paper, vermiculite, sand and the soils of cerrado s. str., cerradão and a riparian forest, different water potentials (0, -0.1, -0.2, -0.3, -0.4 and -0.5 MPa, light and temperature to seed germination. Seed size did not affect the germination percentage when seeds were sown on vermiculite. Seeds were affected by small variations in the moisture content of the tested substrates, showing a significant decrease in germination under water potentials lower than -0.1 MPa, close to the field capacity of cerrado s. str. soils. At the temperatures of 15 and 20°C, a significant decrease in germination was observed. Thus, the availability of water in cerrado soils associated to temperature modulate the distribution of germination in this species. Seed morphology contributes to the maintenance of seeds in the soil, and the lack of synchrony in seed germination spreads the distribution of germination in time. These peculiarities allow the emergency of seedlings at different time periods and establishment conditions, an adaptative response of S. camporum to the cerrado environment.Este estudo avaliou a contribuição da morfologia da semente de Styrax camporum (tamanho de sementes, presença ou ausência do endocarpo aderido à semente, diferentes substratos (papel filtro, vermiculita, areia e solo: cerrado, cerradão, mata de brejo, diferentes potenciais de água (0; -0,1; -0,2; -0,3; -0,4 e -0,5 MPa, luz e temperatura na germinação. O tamanho das sementes não influencia na porcentagem de germinação quando semeadas sob vermiculita. As sementes foram sensíveis a pequenas variações de umidade no substrato, mostrando redução significativa da germinação em potenciais de água abaixo de -0,1 MPa, o qual é próximo à capacidade de campo do solo de cerrado. Sob temperaturas de 15

  15. Florística e fitossociologia de um remanescente de vegetação caducifólia espinhosa arbórea em Caruaru, Pernambuco

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    Alcoforado-Filho Francisco Guedes

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A Vegetação Caducifólia Espinhosa (VCE que recobre a maior parte do semi-árido, vulgarmente chamada caatinga, é bastante diversificada em função de diferenciações climáticas e morfopedológicas. Como pouco se sabe sobre suas características nos limites de sua distribuição, como na região fisiográfica do Agreste no planalto da Borborema, foi realizado o levantamento florístico e fitossociológico de uma área do município de Caruaru, Pernambuco. Foram amostrados todos os indivíduos com diâmetro do caule ao nível do solo > 3 cm e altura total > 1 m, presentes em 36 parcelas de 10 × 20m (total de 0,72 ha. Foram coletadas 96 espécies, distribuídas por 41 famílias, com 55 espécies amostradas no levantamento fitossociológico. A maioria delas é comum a outras áreas secas do sertão nordestino, embora algumas também ocorram em ambientes com maior disponibilidade hídrica. Densidade (3.810 indivíduos ha¹ e área basal (24,9m² ha-1 totais e as distribuições de diâmetros foram na faixa encontrada em outras áreas da VCE, mas o número de plantas com altura acima de 8m foi maior, quase o dobro da que tinha o maior número registrado. Também as espécies mais importantes foram as mesmas encontradas em outras áreas da VCE e foram distintas das encontradas nas Florestas Estacionais de Altitude (FEA, brejos, na Vegetação Caducifólia não Espinhosa (VCNE, carrasco e nas Florestas Ombrófilas das Terras Baixas (FOTB, Mata Atlântica, do Nordeste. Numa análise de agrupamento com base na flora, as FOTB formaram um grupo separado e no outro, VCE e FEA foram mais semelhantes que VCNE. Estruturalmente, VCE tem menos plantas de pequeno porte que FEA e VCNE e tem menos plantas com porte grande que FEA e mais que VCNE. A vegetação na área de Agreste em Caruaru é uma VCE arbórea, com porte alto e presença de algumas poucas espécies mais comuns em locais mais úmidos que o núcleo do Sertão nordestino.

  16. TERRITÓRIO: uma revisão teórico-conceitual

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    Marcos Nicolau Santos da Silva

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    Full Text Available Este artigo faz uma abordagem teórica e conceitual acerca do território, abordando os enfoques  material  e  simbólico-cultural.  O  objetivo  desse  trabalho  é  refletir teoricamente  sobre  as  diferentes  vertentes  conceituais  e  concepções  de  território presentes  hoje  na  Geografia.  A  metodologia  é  constituída  por  uma  revisão bibliográfica,  baseando-se  principalmente  nos  seguintes  autores:  Claude  Raffestin (1993, Rogério Haesbaert  (1995, 1997, 2006a, 2006b, 2007 e Marcos Saquet  (2007. O  arcabouço  teórico  foi  utilizado  para  dar  suporte  à  dissertação  de  mestrado intitulada: “Entre brejos, grotas e chapadas: o campesinato sertanejo e o extrativismo do pequi nos cerrados de Minas Gerais”. Dessa forma, a base teórica foi desenvolvida pensando no  território sertanejo de Minas Gerais, onde a  relação natureza-sociedade combina  materialismo  e  idealismo,  sendo  possível  estabelecer  um  diálogo  entre  as diferentes dimensões do território: natural, econômica, política e cultural. Palavras-chave: Território. Territorialidade. Material-simbólico. Abstract This  article  presents  a  theoretical  and  conceptual  approach  about  the  territory, addressing the material and symbolic-cultural approaches. The objetive of this paper is to  reflect  theoretically  on  the  different  conceptual  aspects  and  concepts  of  territory present today in geography. The methodology consists of a literature review, based on the following authors: Claude Raffestin (1993, Rogério Haesbaert (1995, 1997, 2006a, 2006b,  2007  and  Marcos  Saquet  (2007.  The  theoretical  framework  was  used  to support  dissertation  entitled:  "Among  marshes,  grotas  and  chapadas:  the  sertanejo peasantry and the extraction of the pequi in the savannas of Minas Gerais." Thus, the theoretical  basis was

  17. Fauna de Euglossina (Hymenoptera: Apidae de um fragmento de Mata Atlântica do Alto Oeste Potiguar, Rio Grande do Norte

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    Full Text Available As abelhas da subtribo Euglossina encontram-se amplamente distribuídas na região Neotropical, sendo mais diversificadas nas florestas úmidas. Objetivou-se realizar um levantamento das espécies desta subtribo em um fragmento de Mata Atlântica, um remanescente de brejo de altitude, localizado em uma região do Semiárido Brasileiro. O estudo foi conduzido no município de Portalegre, Rio Grande do Norte, entre os meses de fevereiro e agosto de 2015. A coleta de dados foi realizada mensalmente entre às 08h00 e 16h00, com a utilização de armadilhas contendo as essências eucaliptol, eugenol e vanilina. Foram coletados um total de 123 machos, distribuídos em quatro gêneros e seis espécies, sendo elas: Eufriesea danielis (43,09%, Euglossa melanotricha (25,20%, Euglossa cordata (15,45%, Eulaema nigrita (13,82%, Euglossa fimbriata (1,63% e Exaerete dentata (0,81%. O intervalo entre 08h00 e 10h00 foi o de maior atividade, com 54,4% do total dos machos coletados. A comunidade de abelhas da região estudada apresentou maior preferência pelo eucaliptol, atraindo cinco espécies e 67 indivíduos (53,6%. A espécie Eufriesea danielis é reportada pela primeira vez para a região Nordeste do Brasil, enquanto que Exaerete dentata tem seu primeiro registro para o estado do Rio Grande do Norte.Euglossina (Hymenoptera: Apidae fauna of a fragment of the Atlantic Rainforest of the Alto Oeste Potiguar, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilAbstract: The bees of the Euglossina subtribe are widely distributed in the Neotropical region, being more diversified in the humid forests. The purpose of this research was to carry out a survey of the species of this subtribe in a fragment of Atlantic Forest, a remnant of altitude swamp, located in a region of the Brazilian Semiarid. The study was conducted in the municipality of Portalegre, Rio Grande do Norte, between February and August 2015. Data collection was performed monthly between 08h00 and 16h00, using traps

  18. Influência do manejo do rebanho, das condições higiênicas da ordenha e da fase de lactação na composição química do leite de cabras Saanen Effects of flock management, milking sanitary conditions and lactation stage on milk composition of Saanen goats

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    Rita de Cássia Ramos do Egypto Queiroga

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a influência dos períodos de lactação nas características químicas e físicas do leite de cabras Saanen no Brejo Paraibano, Brasil, e verificar o efeito do manejo do rebanho, da higiene da ordenha e dos períodos da lactação no perfil lipídico do leite. Vinte animais foram selecionados, constituindo-se quatro grupos de 5 (com e sem a presença do macho e ordenha com e sem procedimentos de higiene para análises de amostras de leite coletadas com 35, 85 e 135 dias de lactação. Os resultados comprovaram produtividade leiteira satisfatória em 135 dias de lactação, evidenciando produção máxima aos 35 dias e comportamento linear decrescente com o avanço da lactação. Os teores de lipídios e acidez variaram no decorrer da lactação. A higiene da ordenha e o manejo do rebanho não tiveram efeito sobre o perfil de ácidos graxos, no entanto, os valores médios de ácidos graxos saturados foram influenciados pela fase de lactação, observando-se os maiores percentuais de ácidos graxos de cadeia curta aos 85 dias da lactação. Os teores médios de ácidos graxos insaturados também foram modificados por este fator e apresentaram os maiores valores aos 35 dias de lactação.The objective of this trial was to evaluate the effect of lactation stage in the chemical and physical characteristics of milk from Saanen goats as well as to investigate the effects of flock management, milking sanitary conditions, and lactation phase in the milk fatty acid profile. Twenty goats were randomly assigned to four groups of five animals each. Flock management differed by the presence or absence of males in the groups while milking sanitary conditions differed either by a poor or by a good milking hygiene. Milk samples were collected at 35, 85 and 135 days of lactation. Results showed that milk yield was as expected at 135 days of lactation; peak milk production was observed at 35 days of lactation and decreased linearly as

  19. Numerical analysis of palynological data from Neogene fluvial sediments as evidence for rainforest dynamics in western Amazonia

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    Salamanca, Sonia; van Manen, Milan; Hoorn, Carina

    2014-05-01

    Deep-time records that give an insight into the composition and dynamics of the ancestral Amazon rain forest are rare. Yet to understand the modern biodiversity patterns it is important to untangle the long-term evolution of this forest. Sampling Neogene strata requires drilling operations or complex fieldwork along the rivers where outcrops generally are small. In the nineties an exceptionally good exposure of fluvial sediments of early Miocene age (17.7-16.1 Ma) was documented near the island of Mariñame (Caquetá River, Colombian Amazonia) (Hoorn, 1994). This 60 m sediment succession consists of quartz-rich sands with a circa 10 m black, sandy clay intercalation. Palynomorphs are well preserved in these organic-rich clays and palynological analysis indicated high pollen diversity and changes in composition following changes in the sedimentary environment and water composition (see van Soelen et al., this session). A numerical analysis in R (2013) of the existing data, using a number of multivariate and other statistical techniques now shows a gradient of change in the composition of the Miocene palynological assemblages. Non-metric-multidimensional scaling using distance matrixes (Oksanen, 2012) and their visualizations in correlograms (Friendly, 2002) indicate that the regional (palm) swamp forests of Mauritiides franciscoi (Mauritia), frequently found together with other palms such as Psilamonocolpites amazonicus (Euterpe?) and Psilamonocolpites rinconii, were affected by a marine incursion. The latter is suggested by the change of composition and the presence of estuarine elements such as Zonocostites ramonae (Rhizophora), foraminifer linings and dinoflagellate cysts, which became common during the marine event. In the older part of the section, and at the top, Rhoipites guianensis (Sterculiaceae/Tiliaceae) is quite abundant, in contrast with the relatively low abundance of M. franciscoi. The numerical analysis allowed us to: a) group the pollen data into 3

  20. Estructura y daños en las comunidades de octocorales (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea de la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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    Yunier Olivera Espinosa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la comunidad de octocorales del arrecife de macizos y canales de la Reserva Ecológica Siboney- Juticí (sur oriente de Cuba con el objetivo de caracterizar su composición, estructura y estado de conservación, así como inferir a partir de estas las condiciones ambientales imperantes en el área. La investigación se realizó entre enero y junio de 2009, en seis localidades ubicadas entre 12m y 17m de profundidad. Como unidad de muestreo se empleó un marco de 1m², el cual fue puesto en zigzag cada 2m sobre la superficie del arrecife de macizos. Se determinó, por localidad, la densidad de colonias y se infirieron los grados de severidad, constancia ambiental, tensión hidrodinámica y el Índice Comparativo de Contaminación. Se determinaron, además, los daños en la comunidad de octocorales. Se analizaron 752 colonias e identificaron 25 especies de octocorales. Eunicea flexuosa y Gorgonia ventalina fueron las especies más abundantes. La densidad fluctuó entre 3.58±1.84 colonias/m² y 7.58±2.16 colonias/ m² (densidad de baja a moderada tendiendo a baja. En la zona se infirió una tensión hidrodinámica entre baja y alta, con niveles de contaminación bajos y moderados, y un ambiente generalmente favorable y constante. Los daños de tipo mecánico fueron los más frecuentes, siendo G. ventalina la especie con más colonias dañadas. La comunidad de octocorales del hábitat de macizos y canales de la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí presentó un buen estado de conservación.Structure and injuries of octocoral communities (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea of Ecological Reserve Siboney-Juticí, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. In the spur-and-groove reefs of the Ecological Reserve Siboney-Juticí (Southeast Cuba octocorals are one of the predominant components of the sessile fauna. Main objectives of the present paper are characterizing the composition, structure and conservation status of the octocoral communities and assessing on the

  1. Revegetación de áreas degradadas con especies nativas Revegetation of degraded areas with native species

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    Antonio Daniel Dalmasso

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available El área de trabajo se localiza al sur de Malargue-Mendoza; es un clima árido, con una precipitación media anual de 134 mm y una temperatra media anual de 13,3°C. Se evalúan los resultados de la revegetación con especies nativas en áreas degradadas por la actividad petrolera propendiendo que los ecosistemas alterados alcancen una mayor estabilidad, en lo posible similar a la situación previa al impacto. Se realizó un inventario geomorfológico y de vegetación estableciéndose hipótesis dinámicas de vegetación. A través del enfoque geosinfitosociológico, y en función de la dinámica vegetal, se seleccionaron un total de 10 especies que fueron reproducidas en vivero y establecidas en tres plataformas petroleras del área, tanto en otoño como en primavera. El diseño experimenal fue de bloques al azar con 10 especies y 20 repeticiones dentro de cada plataforma. En todas ellas se roturó el suelo y se establecieron las plantas y luego de cuatro años de registros, se realizó el análisis estadístico de la evolución temporal de las variables altura, diámetro de copa y porcentaje de supervivencia por especie. Para las mismas variables se comparó el comportamiento medio de las distintas especies mediante ANAVA y prueba de LSD de Fisher (a= 5%. Las poblaciones de plantas del ensayo se ajustaron a una distribución normal con varianzas no homogéneas (Kolmogorov- Smirnov y Bartlett. Al cuarto año de establecidas las plantas se evaluó el grado de recubrimiento de las plataformas asistidas respecto del Monte Natural. Los análisis mostraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre las especies plantadas; destacándose por su alto poder de recubrimiento, en todas las plataformas, Atriplex lampa, Prosopis flexuosa var. depressa y Cercidium praecox ssp. glaucum. En una plataforma, la diversidad vegetal a los cuatro años de implantación representó el 61% de la diversidad del monte, mientras que en las otras se alcanzó un

  2. Infecção mista pelo Sugarcane mosaic virus e Maize rayado fino virus provoca danos na cultura do milho no estado de São Paulo Mixed infection by Sugarcane mosaic virus and Maize rayado fino virus causing breaking yields in maize in São Paulo state

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    Marcos César Gonçalves

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Os dois principais vírus que infectam o milho no Brasil são o Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV e o Maize rayado fino virus (MRFV, cujos principais vetores são o afídeo Rhopalosiphum maidis e a cigarrinha Dalbulus maidis, respectivamente. O MRFV é freqüentemente encontrado em infecções mistas com fitoplasmas e espiroplasmas, causando as doenças denominadas enfezamentos do milho. Em uma lavoura de milho próxima a Santo Antonio da Posse, SP, cercada por campos de cana-de-açúcar, foi encontrada alta incidência de plantas apresentando mosaico, riscas, nanismo e espigas com falhas no enchimento de grãos. Análises serológicas com anti-soros específicos detectaram a presença do SCMV e MRFV nessas plantas. A infecção pelo SCMV também foi confirmada por RT-PCR com primers específicos e análise de seqüências. Em observações de preparações contrastadas negativamente em TEM, partículas flexuosas (ca.770 nm e isométricas (ca.30 nm foram detectadas. Em cortes ultrafinos, inclusões citoplasmáticas, típicas de Potyviridae, foram observadas; não foi encontrada a presença de espiroplasmas nem de fitoplasmas. Esses resultados mostram que a infecção conjunta por SCMV e MRFV pode ser responsável pelos danos encontrados nessa lavoura.The two main viruses infecting maize in Brazil are Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV and Maize rayado fino virus (MRFV, whose main vectors are the aphid Rhopalosiphum maidis and the leafhopper Dalbulus maidis, respectively. MRFV is frequently found in mixed infections with phytoplasms and spiroplasms causing the so-called corn stunting diseases. In a maize commercial field close to Santo Antonio da Posse, São Paulo state, surrounded by sugarcane fields, it was found a high incidence of plants showing mosaic, striping, stunting and cobs with decreased number of grains. Serological analysis with specific antisera detected the presence of SCMV and MRFV in these plants. SCMV infection was also confirmed by RT

  3. Infección de la orquídea terrestre Phaius tankervilliae (Orchidaceae con el potexvirus del mosaico del Cymbidium (CymMV en Costa Rica

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    L. Moreira

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    Full Text Available En 1996, en un pequeño vívero comercial en la zona oeste del Valle Central de Costa Rica se observaron plantas de la orquídea terrestres Phaius tankervilliae que mostraban síntomas foliares de leves a severos de un estriado clorótico sistémico. En algunas flores los sépalos presentaron además manchas cloróticas y anillos blancos. Posteriormente en invernadero se observó que ocurría una senescencia más rápida en flores de plantas sintomáticas que en las flores de plantas sanas de la misma especie. Mediante tinción negativa de muestras purificadas se observaron al microscopio electrónico de transmisión, partículas virales filamentosas poco flexuosas, con un tamaño aproximado a 500 nm de largo y 17 nm de ancho. Al analizar las partículas virales purificadas en geles desnaturalizantes de proteínas (SDS-PAGE, se determinó la presencia de una sola proteína de cápside cercana a los 28 kDa. En geles nativos de agarosa se determinó que el virus filamentoso observado contiene un ARN con una talla aproximada a los 7 kb. Tanto el tamaño de la proteína de cápside como el del ARN de este virus purificado concuerdan con los valores informados para el grupo de los potexvirus. Mediante la prueba de ELISA se comprobó que el potexvirus purificado corresponde al virus del mosaico del Cymbidium (CymMV.In 1996, plants of Phaius tankervilliae cultivated in a nursery in the western region of the Central Valley of Costa Rica, exhibited mild to severe foliar symptoms of chlorotic streak. Flowers from symptomatic plants were similar in size, shape and color to flowers from asymptomatic plants, but the former showed earlier senescence. In some cases, chlorosis and white rings appeared in the sepals. Virus in symptomatic leaf extracts were concentrated by ultracentrifugation and separation in sucrose gradients. Negative staining of partially purified preparations from diseased orchid plants revealed the presence of filamentous potexvirus

  4. Reprodução do pirá-brasília, Simpsonichthys boitonei Carvalho (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae, e caracterização de seu habitat na Reserva Ecológica do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brasil Reproduction of pira-brasília, Simpsonichthys boitonei Carvalho (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae and its habitat characterization in the Reserva Ecológica do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar a reprodução e as características físicas e químicas do habitat de Simpsonichthys boitonei Carvalho, 1959, uma espécie rara e endêmica do Distrito Federal. Os peixes foram coletados com peneira em uma poça temporária localizada na Reserva Ecológica do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (RECOR, bacia do rio Taquara, Distrito Federal. Os exemplares foram medidos (comprimento total em mm e pesados (peso total, peso das gônadas femininas e peso do corpo em gramas para o cálculo do fator de condição (K, do índice gonado-somático (IGS e do índice gonadal (IG. Também foram feitas análises físicas e químicas do ambiente. O brejo permaneceu com água durante oito meses (de dezembro a agosto, com transparência total, profundidade não ultrapassando 25 cm, condutividade menor que 15 µS/cm e pH entre 4,70 a 5,11. O oxigênio dissolvido variou entre 2,60 a 4,15 ppm, e a temperatura da água entre 20 a 25,5ºC. A análise da reprodução evidenciou que são peixes de desova parcelada, cujas fêmeas adultas permanecem com fator de condição alto durante boa parte da vida, diminuindo à medida que envelhecem. Os ovos foram depositados no substrato, e o período de incubação variou de 55 a 100 dias. Em laboratório esses ovos foram mantidos em água, onde 15,4% completaram o desenvolvimento embrionário. A proporção de fêmeas foi significativamente maior que a de machos. Pelas características acima, pode-se inferir que duas gerações do pirá-brasília podem ser encontradas no mesmo período de inundação.This study aims to analyze the reproduction and the physical and chemical characteristics of the habitat of Simpsonichthys boitonei Carvalho, 1959, a rare and endemic species of Distrito Federal. The fish were collected with sieve in a temporary pool located in the Reserva Ecológica do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (RECOR, rio Taquara basin, Distrito

  5. HABITAÇÃO E ENTORNO NA TRAJETÓRIA DO BAIRRO DE CUSTODÓPOLIS

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    Full Text Available Custodópolis é um bairro da cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes/RJ estigmatizado por localizar-se do outro lado do Rio Paraíba do Sul. Ocupado por uma população vulnerável ante a pobreza em suas dimensões econômicas, de capital social, capital humano, de proteção e de habitat (BUSSO, 2002, p.12. Estas dimensões conjugadas marcam o bairro de sua origem aos dias atuais. O objetivo é resgatar esse percurso, pela via habitacional e de entorno, nas condições de vulnerabilidade e risco socioambiental. Para o alcance desse objetivo utilizou-se os recursos metodológicos de Observação Direta (com registro em diário de campo e uso de fotografia, Fonte Documental e Entrevistas Semiestruturadas (com antigos e atuais moradores. Os resultados apontaram para trajetória de precarizações. Sobre a origem do bairro não há precisão, mas na memória de antigos moradores, se remete as décadas de vinte ou trinta do século passado. O lugar foi pouco a pouco sendo ocupado por cortadores de cana, que o transformaram em ponto de encontro na espera de caminhões que os levassem para as lavouras da região. Para atendimento a essa demanda foi montada uma vendinha e aos poucos tais trabalhadores se apropriaram do território e improvisaram suas casas no meio do mato com materiais como barro, bambu, folhas de palmeira ou sapé. Na falta de telha usavam palha. Vista do alto parecia uma “Cidade de Palha”, denominação antiga do local. No seu entorno havia brejo e lagoa que cederam espaço para canaviais. Não havia ruas, mas trilhas. Nem luz só lamparina. A água era de cacimba, os muros de gaiolinhas (tipo de planta, as camas de pau, os fogões a lenha. O proprietário das terras era um médico e político chamado Custódio Siqueira que as transformou em lotes para venda e, em sua homenagem, o bairro passou a ser chamado Custodópolis. Na travessia do rural-urbano o bairro experimentou melhorias, através da oferta pública de iluminação,

  6. Análise do processo de adaptação estratégica de uma empresa produtora de cachaça à luz da Teoria Institucional e da Visão Baseada em Recursos Analisys of strategic adaptation process of a suggar cane brandy company producer under the light of Institutional Theory and Resour-Based View

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    Antonio Rodrigues Neto

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A realização deste trabalho teve como objetivo principal conhecer o processo de adaptação estratégica da empresa Vargem Bela, produtora de cachaça no Brejo paraibano. Primeiro, identificou-se os eventos críticos ocorridos no período de 1961 a 2007 e verificou-se sob quais condições estes eventos ocorreram, para então, analisá-los sob a perspectiva da Teoria Institucional e da Visão Baseada em Recursos. Com essa finalidade, foi feita uma revisão na literatura existente sobre as referidas teorias, com ênfase nos trabalhos de DiMaggio e Powell (2005, no que diz respeito à Teoria Institucional, e Peteraf (1993 e Barney e Herterly (2007 no que se refere à Visão Baseada em Recursos. O trabalho é uma pesquisa qualitativa, descritiva e exploratória, que se deu através de um estudo de caso que teve sua sustentação metodológica baseada no trabalho de Pettigrew (1987, sobre métodos de adaptação estratégica de empresas, onde são investigados três elementos da mudança: o contexto (interno e externo, o conteúdo e o processo. A pesquisa possibilitou concluir que o processo de adaptação estratégica vivido pela empresa, apresenta características diferentes em dois períodos temporais distintos. O primeiro período, que vai de 1961 até 1986, em que a postura organizacional assumida no processo de mudança é mais proativa, foram realizadas aquisições de ativos tangíveis e intangíveis capazes de construir vantagens competitivas sustentáveis tornando a empresa mais competitiva e líder de mercado. Entretanto, no segundo período, que vai de 1986 a 2007, a postura assumida pela empresa passa a ser mais reativa, numa demonstração de inércia organizacional, passando a atuar no sentido de atender às pressões ambientais.The accomplishment of this work had as main goal knowing the process of strategic adaptation of Vargem Bela Company, producer of sugar cane brandy in the swamp of Paraiba. First of all, the critical events

  7. A revision of Metaleptobasis Calvert (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) with seven synonymies and the description of eighteen new species from South America.

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    Von Ellenrieder, Natalia

    2013-11-25

    Examination of over 1,400 specimens of the neotropical genus Metaleptobasis Calvert, 1907, including primary types or paratypes of 18 of the 20 currently available species names and large series of specimens including pairs in tandem and copula, allowed me to unequivocally associate older names with species, distinguish between specific and intraspecific variability, associate both sexes for each species, and recognize the existence of female polymorphism. As a result, seven names are found to be junior synonyms: Metaleptobasis mauritia Williamson, 1915 junior synonym of M. bicornis (Selys, 1877), M. manicaria Williamson, 1915 and M. fernandezi Rácenis, 1955 junior synonyms of M. diceras (Selys, 1877), M. westfalli Cumming, 1954 junior synonym of M. foreli Ris, 1915, and M. tetragena Calvert, 1947, M. weibezahni Rácenis, 1955, and M. incisula De Marmels, 1989 junior synonyms of M. brysonima Williamson, 1915. Lectotypes are designated for M. amazonica and Leptobasis diceras. Eighteen new species of Metaleptobasis are described: M. brevicauda (Holotype ♂, Peru, Huánuco Dep., Shapajilla, jungle, 11 v 1939, F. Woytkowski leg., in UMMZ); M. falcifera (Holotype ♂, Peru, Madre De Dios Dep., Pakitza, Reserved Zone, Manu National Park, T2 to R2 to T1 to base camp, 11°55'48''S, 71°15'18''W, 250 m, 17 ix 1989, J.A. Louton leg., in USNM); M. furcifera (Holotype ♂, Peru, Loreto Dep., Iquitos, iii 1936, G.G. Klug leg., in BMNH); M. gabrielae (Holotype ♂, Peru, Loreto Dep., Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, forest interior (4°23'40''S, 73°14'56''W), 27 vii 2009, T. Faasen leg., in RMNH); M. guillermoi (Holotype ♂, Peru, Loreto Dep., Yarinacocha, temporary forest stream (8°17'S, 74°37'W, 145 m), 2 vi 1972, D.L. Pearson leg., in FSCA); M. inermis (Holotype ♂, Brazil, Pará State, Jacareacanga, vii 1969, F.R. Barbosa leg., in UMMZ); M. leniloba (Holotype ♂, Peru, Loreto Dep., Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, Santa Luisa trail (5°15'S, 74°40'W), 10 vi 2008, C

  8. Morfologia do escroto, do testículo e das vias espermáticas de Metachirus nudicaudatus (Geoffroy, 1803, Didelphidae-Marsupialia

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Foram utilizadas as gônadas e vias espermáticas de cinco animais machos, adultos em fase reprodutiva, da espécie Metachirus nudicaudatus Geoffroy 1803, única espécie do gênero, para descrever a morfologia do escroto, do testículo e das vias espermáticas. O Metachirus possui escroto pré-peniano e que contém os testículos permanentemente. A pele escrotal é não pigmentada e com poucos pelos e glândulas. A lâmina parietal da túnica vaginal apresenta-se pouco pigmentada. Os testículos são ovais e ligados ao epidídimo através do pedículo testículo-epididimário. Eles são envolvidos, externamente, pela cápsula testicular e sustentados por um estroma de natureza conjuntiva. As células intersticiais são os elementos predominantes no abundante tecido intertubular. Os túbulos seminíferos são largos, enovelados e envolvidos por uma túnica própria fibroelástica, contendo células mióides. O epitélio seminífero é formado pelas células espermatogênicas e de Sertoli intercaladas. Os túbulos seminíferos convergem em direção à extremidade capitata do testículo, ficando revestidos por apenas células de sustentação, caracterizando uma região de transição entre túbulos seminíferos e túbulos retos, ocupada por uma estrutura tipo "válvula" que obstrui parcialmente o lume tubular. Os túbulos retos reúnem-se para formar um único dúctulo eferente, que percorre uma pequena extensão intratesticular, atravessa a albugínea e penetra no pedículo testículo-epididimário. A parte flexuosa do dúctulo eferente forma um lóbulo separado na parte medial do corpo do epidídimo. O epidídimo é envolvido pela cápsula epididimária e constituído pelo ducto epididimário, que se encontra bastante enovelado. O ducto epididimário é revestido por epitélio simples colunar pseudoestratificado apresentando células principais, basais, apicais e de "halo claro". As células principais são predominantes e apresentam

  9. Monitoring of caesium-137 in food plants and muscle from moose, red deer and wild reindeer in 2010.; Overvaaking av cesium-137 i beitevekster og kjoett av elg, hjort og villrein i 2010.

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    Veiberg, Vebjoern; Gaare, Eldar; Stokke, Sigbjoern; Solberg, Erling J.; Skuterud, Lavrans

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    in Oppland. For all three species we found large variation in the measured levels of caesium within each sampling area. This was particularly evident in the areas with the highest caesium levels. This is most likely caused by a locally heterogeneous distribution of caesium, and reflects that the individual's home range location has a large influence on their exposure. Time of shooting and choice of food plants may also have large influence on the levels of caesium found, since some plants contain higher levels of caesium than others. Several species of fungus are such examples, and variation in availability of fungi can cause significant differences in caesium ingestion in herbivores. The overall picture was still in accordance with the expectations based on information about the geographic distribution of the fall-out. None of the measured meat samples exceeded the advisory limit for venison (3000 Bq/kg) determined by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority. Most of the autumn food plants like bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), crowberry (Empetrum nigrum), wavy hair-grass (Avenella flexuosa) and dwarf birch (Betula nana) produce litter that is decomposed and taken up by the roots. These species showed large variation in caesium content between locations. As an example bilberry was measured to 3200 Bq/kg at a location in Rondane, whereas an equivalent sample from Torbudalen in Snoehetta measured 1200 Bq/kg. Overall these species now measure between 200 and 600 Bq/kg dry weight in Nord-Rondane and Knutshoe. The half-life of caesium in these plants are now between 27 and 47 years. This is approximately equal to, or considerably longer than the half-life of Cs-137 of 30.1 years. Heather, although in short supply in this environment, is an interesting exception and was measured to 3300 Bq/kg in 2010. It shows little change over time, and may even have increased in Cs-137 level. Six fruticose lichens from the Dovrefjell, Groenbakken sampling station, show from 300

  10. Effects of forest fertilization on nitrate and crude protein content in some important reindeer forage species

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    Full Text Available When forests are fertilized with ammonia nitrate it is possible that grazing reindeer ingest ammonia nitrate by eating grains of fertilizer from the ground or by drinking contaminated water. They can also get nitrate through plants that have absorbed and disposed nitrate. This latter factor is studied in this report. In addition the effect of fertilization on crude protein content in forage plants is investigated. Fertilizing trials were done within two different areas. One was a dry scotch pine forest and the other a humid scotch pine forest. Both were situated 10 to 15 km north west of Lycksele (northern Sweden. Three different rations (75, 150 and 250 kg N/ha of ammonianitrate and one (150 kg N/ha of urea was used. Fertilization was done at two occations, in June and in July. To investigate the effect of fertilization on nitrate and crude protein content in reindeer forage plants, samples were taken of reindeer lichens (Cladina spp., heather {Calluna vulgaris, crowberry (Empetrum spp., cowberry (Vaccinium vitis ideae, blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus and hair-grass (Deschampsia flexuosa at different times after fertilization. In this trial we could not find any higher degree of contamination of nitrate in lichens. The highest value was 0.013% nitrate-N in dry matter (table 1. Nitrate accumulation was low in shrubs and grass (table 2. The highest value (0.05% was found in heather. The concentrations were definitly below the level that could be considered as injurious to the reindeer. The effect of fertilization on crude protein content in reindeer forage plants was obvious. It was most evident in hair-grass. Four weeks after fertilization with 150 kg N/ha, crude protein content was more than doubled and reached 20% in dry matter (figure 1 and 2. In withered hair-grass in the autumn the effect was very small. One year after fertilization a small rise in crude protein was registered in both grass and shrubs (table 3. Some effect still remained

  11. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geologia - Teses Defendidas 1999 - Doutorado - Instituto de Geociências - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

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    ós-glacial corresponde a um novo período de aquecimento das águas oceânicas. Globorotalia fimbriata ocorre apenas no Holoceno, portanto, uma espécie índice para os últimos 11.000 anos (Zona Z. Globorotalia flexuosa caracteriza a última interglacial (Zona X, desaparecendo ao final deste episódio, um evento calculado em 84.000 anos A.P.. Os três desaparecimentos do plexo Pulleniatina ao longo da Zona Y, referidos como bio-horizontes YP.1, YP.2 e YP.3 tiveram as idades calculadas em 84.000 anos A.P., 67.700 a 74.400 anos A.P. e 42.000 a 45.000 anos A.P., respectivamente. As taxas de sedimentação para o Holoceno (Zona Z do talude de Marlim variam de 0,63 a 5,45 cm/1.000 anos e para o de Albacora, de 0,90 a 15,0 cm/1.000 anos. Para a Zona Y as taxas de Albacora (22,2 a 158 cm/1.000 anos também são mais altas do que as encontradas para Marlim (0,23 a 18,3 cm/1.000 anos. A exceção ocorre nos testemunhos coletados em profundidades próximas de 625 metros de lâminas d'água em Marlim, onde a taxa (64 a 70 cm/ 1.000 anos é quase o dobro daquela de Albacora (35 a 44 cm/1.000 anos. Para a Zona X, a maior taxa de sedimentação foi encontrada no talude de Barracuda (136 cm/ 1.000 anos. O testemunho a pistão coletado no Platô de São Paulo (2.375 m tem as 119 Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ Volume 22 / 1999 seções interglaciais Z e X anormalmente expandidas e a seção glacial anormalmente curta, sugerindo circulação mais rápida das águas de fundo do Atlântico durante a fase glacial. Esta interpretação implica em que a circulação oceânica de fundo do Atlântico flutuou em resposta às mudanças climáticas. Depósitos de escorregamento foram observados nas áreas de Marlim e Albacora. Entre os eventos constatados no talude de Marlim, o de maior significado ocorreu entre 55.000 e 65.000 anos A.P., concordando com o tempo de movimento de massa modelado por outros autores e com a simulação do excesso de poro-pressão dos sedimentos, induzida pela curva eust

  12. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geologia - 2003 - Teses Defendidas - Doutorado - Instituto de Geociências, UFRJ

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    anos cuja base corresponde a + 2.800 anos A.P. (idade 14C. A análise polínica reflete inicialmente uma vegetação hidrófita bem representada, com baixa riqueza de tipos polínicos e alta deposição de Pseudoschizaea caracterizando o desenvolvimento de um ambiente 190 Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ Volume 26 / 2003 encharcado com baixo nível de água. Esse período corresponde ao abaixamento do nível do mar iniciado em 2.800 anos A.P. que acarretou a progradação da desembocadura do rio Paraíba do Sul. O nível do mar permaneceu baixo por cerca de 100 anos e a deposição dos palinomorfos se deu a jusante do local da perfuração. Vários brejos interligados ao rio Paraíba do Sul abasteciam a lagoa, mas a água fluía para canais da planície progradada, carregando consigo os sedimentos finos. Com a elevação do nível do mar a partir de 2.700 anos A. P. se deu a erosão na desembocadura do rio Paraíba do Sul e o progressivo represamento das águas na planície. Próximo ao período de pico eustático positivo (em cerca de 2.500 anos A. P. a deposição polínica no local foi facilitada pela subida do nível de água da lagoa. A representatividade de tipos polínicos de plantas pioneiras foi alta nesse período e a riqueza dos da mata mostrou aumento. Já em cerca de 2.300 anos A. P. a Taxa de Acumulação Total dos palinomorfos foi muito alta principalmente pelo aumento dos tipos herbáceos e de hidrófitas. A taxa de sedimentação após 2.300 anos A.P. foi muito baixa. Tendo em vista os resultados obtidos, pôde ser constatada uma dinâmica deposicional que teve comportamento diferente quanto às áreas relativas às duas lagoas estudadas. Os sedimentos da região da Lagoa de Cima refletem a resposta da vegetação quanto à variação do nível do mar, sempre apresentando forte influência, em conjunto, da vegetação de mata, campestre e de alagados. Já os sedimentos da região da Lagoa do Campelo estão em íntima dependência com o n