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  1. GENETIC AND SPATIAL STRUCTURE OF NATURAL POPULATIONS OF Calophyllum brasiliense Camb. IN GALLERY FOREST

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    Anderson Marcos de Souza

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Calophyllum brasiliense Camb. (Clusiaceae is a tree of great ecological plasticity and it is present in different forestphysiognomy. Due to its preference to water-saturated soils, it is considered specialist in habitat, due to this, it occurs frequently inthe riparian forest. In order to access and understand the inter and intrapopulation genetic variability patterns, two populations of C.brasiliense in gallery forest were sampled. The results obtained by isoenzyme electrophoresis analysis showed a high heterozygosityfor this species, equal 0.444 and 0.492. The genetic structure analysis indicated the absence of intra and inter populationsinbreeding ( f = -0.078; F = -0.063. Most of the genetic variability was distributed within the populations ( = 0.14 and the geneflow was low ( m N= 0.83. The coancestry coefficient estimated showed positive spatial structure in small distance classes. Thisinformation is important to programs of conservation genetics in situ and ex situ of the species. Moreover, it is necessary to improvethe preservation and the maintenance of natural populations of C. brasiliense, since this species demonstrates fragility to factors thatput at risk its genetic variability. op

  2. Phytochemical study and evaluation of the molluscicidal activity of Calophyllum brasiliense Camb (Clusiaceae); Estudo fitoquimico e avaliacao da atividade moluscicida do Calophyllum brasiliense Camb (Clusiaceae)

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    Gasparotto Junior, Arquimedes; Brenzan, Mislaine Adriana; Piloto, Izabel Cristina; Cortez, Diogenes Aparicio Garcia [Universidade Estadual de Maringa, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Farmacia e Farmacologia]. E-mail: dagcortez@uem.br; Nakamura, Celso Vataru; Dias Filho, Benedito Prado [Universidade Estadual de Maringa, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Analises Clinicas; Rodrigues Filho, Edson; Ferreira, Antonio Gilberto [Sao Carlos Univ., SP (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica

    2005-07-15

    The bioassay-guided fractionation against Biomphalaria glabrata of hydroalcoholic extracts of Calophyllum brasiliense aerial parts led to the isolation of the coumarin, named (-) mammea A/BB. The compound had its structure determined by both spectroscopic techniques (NMR {sup 1}H, NMR {sup 13}C, gHSQC, gHMBC and MS) and some literature comparison data. The probit analysis of (-) mammea A/BB showed LD{sub 50} = 0.67 ppm and LD{sub 90} = 1.47 ppm. In addition, the dichloromethane extract obtained from C. brasiliense leaves with significant molluscicidal activity against Biomphalaria glabrata was analyzed by HPLC-UV. (author)

  3. Unequivocal NMR assignments: O-methoxy-methyl esters derivatives of acid chromanones from Calophyllum brasiliense CAMB. (Guanandi).

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    Caneppele, D; Vieira, P C; Dall'Oglio, E L; da Silva, L E; Sousa, P T

    2008-01-01

    The present work describes the fractionation of the crude hexane extract (EBHEX) from Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae) stem bark. Derivatization of DCM(2-9) fraction with diazomethane afforded the chromanones inophylloidic acid, isobrasiliensic acid, as well as, a mixture containing isobrasiliensic and brasiliensic acids, in the form of their more stable O-methoxy-methyl esters derivatives 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The isolation of 1 from C. brasiliense is described for the first time herein. The use of two-dimensional NMR methods ((1)H-COSY, HMQC, and HMBC) allowed the precise determination of (13)C and (1)H chemical shifts of compounds 1, 2, and 3. PMID:18626818

  4. QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF MORPHOLOGICAL STRUCTURAL VARIATION IN THE Calophyllum brasiliense WOOD

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    Ricardo Marques Barreiros; Simone Simões Amaral; Carlos Alberto Oliveira de Matos; Alex Siqueira Costa

    2016-01-01

    Favorable silvicultural and technological characteristics of the species Calophyllum brasiliense Camb. have led to the emergence of commercial plantations. Scientific literature offers only medium and general data on some variables of this species, not reporting specific variables prior to the time of the study, such as age, spacing, among others, perhaps because the wood is mostly from native forests. Given the knowledge gap regarding the characterization of guanandi wood, the aim of this wo...

  5. Influencia da intensidade luminosa e do substrato no crescimento, no conteudo de clorofila e na fotossintese de Cabralea canjerana (Vell.) Mart. Subsp. canjerana, Calophyllum brasiliense Camb. e centrolobium robustum (Vell.) Mart. Ex Benth., na fase ju

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    Carvalho, Paulo Ernani Ramalho, 1946-

    2013-01-01

    Visando estudar a auto-ecologia de três espécies florestais brasileiras; Cabralea canjerana (Vell.) Mart. subsp. canjerana (canjarana); Callophyllum brasiliense Camb. (guanandi) e Centrolobium robustum (VelI.) Mart. ex Benth. (araribá-rosa), estudou-se o comportamento na fase juvenil de mudas envasadas em dois substratos (Colombo e Santa Helena) e sob intensidades luminosas de 10%, 30%, 50% e 100%. Para todas as espécies, foram estudados vários parâmetros ecofisiológicos: altura, diâmetro do ...

  6. Novo besouro-de-ambrosia em guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambessedes)

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    Wagner Calixto de Castro Morais*; Maria Eunice Paula de Souza; Norivaldo dos Anjos

    2011-01-01

    Calophyllum brasiliense, known as Guanandi, is a heliophytic tree, and native to the Americancontinent and show great historic importance in Brazil. There is some information about insectsassociated with this tree species, but very few specific records. The aim of this study was to describethe occurrence and damage of a new Ambrosia beetle attacking Guanandi tree. In order to getthis information, pieces of attacked Guanandi branch were collected and kept under observationfor a period of 39 da...

  7. DEPENDENCIA MICORRÍCICA DE BARCINO (CLUSIACEAE: CALOPHYLLUM BRASILIENSE CAMBERS) MYCORRHIZAL DEPENDENCE OF BARCINO (CLUSIACEAE: CALOPHYLLUM BRASILIENSE CAMBERS)

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    Jorge A. Sierra-Escobar; Dagoberto Castro-Restrepo; Walter Osório-Vega

    2012-01-01

    Se realizó un experimento en invernadero, cuyo objetivo fue determinar la dependencia micorrícica de barcino (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambers). Para lo cual se utilizó un diseño experimental completamente al azar. Los tratamientos tuvieron un arreglo factorial 3 x 2 con cinco repeticiones, que consistieron en la combinación de tres concentraciones de fósforo (P) en la solución del suelo (0,002, 0,02 y 0,2 mg l-1) con 2 niveles de inoculación micorrizal de Glomus agreggatum Schenck y Smith, mo...

  8. Gamma radiation effects on pequi fruits (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.)

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    Santos, Marcio Ramatiz L.; Arthur, Valter [Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Lab. de Irradiacao de Alimentos e Radioentomologia], e-mail: mramatiz@eafce.gov.br, e-mail: vaarthur@cena.usp.br; Salgado, Jocelem M.; Spoto, Marta H. Fillet; Canniatti-Brazaca, Solange G. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Dept. de Agroindustria, Alimentos e Nutricao], e-mail: jmsalgad@esalq.usp.br, e-mail: mhfspoto@esalq.usp.br, e-mail: sgcbraza@esalq.usp.br

    2009-07-01

    The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of gamma radiation on characteristics of pequi fruits (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.). Just now, they are gained attention of researchers due their nutritional properties, between then is the pequi fruits. Fruits come from Goias State was classified, washed and processed to separate the endocarp (edible part) from pericarp. The endocarps were packing in polyethylene bags with 150 g, labeled and submitted to radiation process (0.0, 0.4, 0.6 and 1.0 kGy doses) on multipurpose irradiator located in IPEN/USP. The samples were analyzed to chemical (pH, trititable acidity, deg Brix, ratio TSS/TTA, lipids, ash, humidity, protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, total carotenoids and antioxidant activity) and physical properties (loss weight, texture and color). The irradiation process using gamma rays from Co{sup 60} was effective to protect pequi fruits in postharvest period. (author)

  9. Gamma radiation effects on pequi fruits (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.)

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    The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of gamma radiation on characteristics of pequi fruits (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.). Just now, they are gained attention of researchers due their nutritional properties, between then is the pequi fruits. Fruits come from Goias State was classified, washed and processed to separate the endocarp (edible part) from pericarp. The endocarps were packing in polyethylene bags with 150 g, labeled and submitted to radiation process (0.0, 0.4, 0.6 and 1.0 kGy doses) on multipurpose irradiator located in IPEN/USP. The samples were analyzed to chemical (pH, trititable acidity, deg Brix, ratio TSS/TTA, lipids, ash, humidity, protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, total carotenoids and antioxidant activity) and physical properties (loss weight, texture and color). The irradiation process using gamma rays from Co60 was effective to protect pequi fruits in postharvest period. (author)

  10. Occurrence and damages of Danothrips trifasciatus (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) on Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae) in Brazil

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    Marcílio José Thomazini; Élison Fabrício Bezerra Lima

    2014-01-01

    Occurrence and damages of Danothrips trifasciatus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae) in Brazil. Danothrips trifasciatus Sakimura, 1975 (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) is recorded for the first time in Brazil, in the municipality of Garça, São Paulo state. Individuals were collected in April 2011 damaging young leaves of guanandi, Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess. (Clusiaceae), forest species of increasing importance in Brazil. Future studies involving aspects on biolog...

  11. Micropropagação de pequizeiro (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. Micropropagation of "pequizeiro" (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.

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    Breno Régis Santos

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Por apresentar dormência em suas sementes, a propagação do pequizeiro necessita de estudos para a obtenção de mudas por via assexuada. Este trabalho teve como objetivo contribuir para o estabelecimento de um protocolo de micropropagação de pequizeiro. Para indução de brotações, os explantes foram inoculados em meio WPM com diferentes concentrações de BAP e ANA. Para a indução de raízes, brotações obtidas in vitro foram transferidas para meio WPM suplementado com diferentes concentrações de AIB e na presença ou ausência de carvão ativado. As plantas obtidas foram transferidas para sacos de polietileno contendo o substrato, cobertas com uma garrafa tipo pet para auxiliar no processo de aclimatização. O melhor tratamento para a indução de brotações foi aquele que utilizou 0,05mg L-1 de ANA combinado com 0,75mg L-1 de BAP, obtendo-se uma média de 6 brotações por explante, induzindo maior número de gemas por explante (17,4, o que proporcionou a maior taxa de multiplicação (8,7. A utilização de 3mg L-1 de AIB proporcionou a indução de raízes em 100% dos explantes, gerando um número médio de 12,87 raízes por brotação. As raízes desenvolvidas no meio de cultivo contendo carvão ativado foram maiores (33,16 mm, com maior número de raízes secundárias (19,53 e com maior taxa de sobrevivência na fase de aclimatização.Due the presence of seed dormancy, the propagation of Caryocar brasiliense requires studies in order to obtain young asexually plants. This work had as objective contribute to the establishment of a "pequizeiro" micropropagation protocol. For shoot induction, explants were inoculated in WPM medium with different concentrations and interactions of BAP and NAA. For rooting induction, shoots obtained in vitro were transferred to WPM medium supplemented with different concentrations of IBA in the presence or absence of activated charcoal. The best treatment for shoot induction was the use of 0

  12. QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF MORPHOLOGICAL STRUCTURAL VARIATION IN THE Calophyllum brasiliense WOOD

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    Ricardo Marques Barreiros

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Favorable silvicultural and technological characteristics of the species Calophyllum brasiliense Camb. have led to the emergence of commercial plantations. Scientific literature offers only medium and general data on some variables of this species, not reporting specific variables prior to the time of the study, such as age, spacing, among others, perhaps because the wood is mostly from native forests. Given the knowledge gap regarding the characterization of guanandi wood, the aim of this work was to quantitatively study: (i the morphological structural variation of the wood cells, and (ii the distinction between juvenile and mature wood, for the species from a pure plantation, whose growth history are known. Five specimens were sampled, within a population of 135 trees, with 13 years of age and 4.0 x 2.5 m spacing. The results indicated average values of 1134, 21.02, 12.88 and 4.07 μm for the length, width, and diameter of the lumen and mean wall fiber thickness, respectively. 13-years-old guanandi wood was characterized as juvenile.

  13. Occurrence and damages of Danothrips trifasciatus (Thysanoptera, Thripidae on Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae in Brazil

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    Marcílio José Thomazini

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Occurrence and damages of Danothrips trifasciatus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae on Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae in Brazil. Danothrips trifasciatus Sakimura, 1975 (Thysanoptera, Thripidae is recorded for the first time in Brazil, in the municipality of Garça, São Paulo state. Individuals were collected in April 2011 damaging young leaves of guanandi, Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess. (Clusiaceae, forest species of increasing importance in Brazil. Future studies involving aspects on biology and population dynamics of the thrips in this plant species need to be carried out, in order to establish its potential economic importance to guanandi.

  14. Novo besouro-de-ambrosia em guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambessedes

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    Wagner Calixto de Castro Morais*

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Calophyllum brasiliense, known as Guanandi, is a heliophytic tree, and native to the Americancontinent and show great historic importance in Brazil. There is some information about insectsassociated with this tree species, but very few specific records. The aim of this study was to describethe occurrence and damage of a new Ambrosia beetle attacking Guanandi tree. In order to getthis information, pieces of attacked Guanandi branch were collected and kept under observationfor a period of 39 days. Adult beetles emerged from the timber were collected and measured.Branch pieces were dissected to evaluate the damage caused by the Ambrosia beetle to thewood. We collected 113 adult beetles, identified as Premnobius cavipennis, Eichhoff with a bodylength ranging from 2.7 to 2.9 mm. The timber infested with P. cavipennis had tunnels (galleries andholes, with diameters ranging from 1.1 to 1.3 mm. Furthermore, we observed that the timber showedstains around the galleries, which were caused by a fungus introduced by this beetle into the wood.This study is the first record of attack and damage of P. cavipennis in the Guanandi tree.

  15. Toxicogenomic analysis of pharmacological active coumarins isolated from Calophyllum brasiliense

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    J.C. Gomez-Verjan

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Calophyllum brasiliense (Calophyllaceae is a tropical rain forest tree, mainly distributed in South and Central America. It is an important source of bioactive natural products like, for instance soulatrolide, and mammea type coumarins. Soulatrolide is a tetracyclic dipyranocoumarins and a potent inhibitor of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mammea A/BA and A/BB coumarins, pure or as a mixture, are highly active against several leukemia cell lines, Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania amazonensis. In the present work, a toxicogenomic analysis of Soulatrolide and Mammea A/BA + A/BB (3:1 mixture was performed in order to validate the toxicological potential of this type of compounds. Soulatrolide or mixture of mammea A/BA + A/BB (3:1 was administered orally to male mice (CD-1 at dose of 100 mg/kg/daily, for 1 week. After this time, mice were sacrificed, and RNA extracted from the liver of treated animals. Transcriptomic analysis was performed using Affymetrix Mouse Gene 1.0 ST Array. Robust microarray analysis (RMA and two way ANOVA test revealed for mammea mixture treatment 46 genes upregulated and 72 downregulated genes; meanwhile, for soulatrolide 665 were upregulated and 1077 downregulated genes. Enrichment analysis for such genes revealed that in both type of treatments genetic expression were mainly involved in drug metabolism. Overall results indicate a safety profile. The microarray data complies with MIAME guidelines and are deposited in GEO under accession number GSE72755.

  16. ROOTING OF GUANANDI (Calophyllum brasiliense CAMBESS) CUTTINGS USING INDOLE-BUTYRIC ACID

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    Eduardo Ciriello; Edson Seizo Mori

    2015-01-01

    Commercial reforestation of Brazilian native species to produce hardwood for sawmills has been recently intensified in the country. Among the potential species planted by the logging industry is guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess) because it is widely distributed in the country, highly adapted to different soil and climate conditions, good bole form and high quality timber. The development of genetic improvement programs should prioritize gains in productivity and yields in the medium ...

  17. Efeitos de diferentes tratamentos na germinação do pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. Effects of different treatments in the germination of pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.

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    C. G. Sá e Carvalho

    1994-07-01

    Full Text Available Sementes de pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. provenientes de frutos coletados do chão e "de vez", foram submetidas aos seguintes tratamentos: choques térmicos úmido (80ºC/15 min e seco (80ºC/15 min e 50ºC/30, 60, 90 e 120 min, ácido giberélico 100mg/l e 6 benzil aminopurina 10-4M durante 24 horas, ácido sulfúrico conc./ 1 hora e lavagem em água corrente/48 horas. Sementes provenientes de frutos coletados do chão, com parte do mesocarpo removido, e "de vez", com mesocarpo íntegro, foram armazenadas a 5º C durante 30 dias, seguido ou não pela adição de GA3 100 mg/l. Observou-se que a germinação do pequi começa consistentemente a partir do 9.º mês após o plantio não havendo diferença significativa entre a porcentagem de germinação de sementes provenientes de frutos colhidos "de vez" (85% e completamente maduros (67%. Tratamentos das sementes com temperatura de 80ºC durante 15 min. com ácido sulfúrico concentrado durante 1 hora e estratificação a 5ºC durante 30 dias prejudicaram o processo germinativo. Os demais tratamentos não apresentaram diferenças em relação ao controle.Seeds of pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. collected from fallen fruits on the soil surface under the tree and those from maturing fruits still on the tree were submitted to the following treatments: humid heating (80ºC/15 min, dry heating (80ºC/15 min and 50ºC during 30,60,90 and 120 min, gibberellic acid 100 mg/1 (24h and 6-benzylamynopurine 10-4M (24h, concentrated sulphuric acid (1 h and running tap water (48h. Seeds of fruits collected from the soil surface, with part of the mesocarp removed, and those maturing fruits from the tree, with intact mesocaip, were stored at 5ºC during 30 days, followed or not by addition of GA3 100mg/l. It was observed that seed germination started consistently 9 months after sowing and that there was no significant difference between germination of seed proceeding from maturing fruits (85% and those

  18. Using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA to Assess Genetic Diversity and Structure of Natural Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae) Populations in Riparian Forests

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    Evânia Galvão Mendonça; Anderson Marcos de Souza; Fábio de Almeida Vieira; Regiane Abjaud Estopa; Cristiane Aparecida Fioravante Reis; Dulcinéia de Carvalho

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this study was to assess the genetic variability in two natural populations of Calophyllum brasiliense located along two different rivers in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, using RAPD molecular markers. Eighty-two polymorphic fragments were amplified using 27 primers. The values obtained for Shannon index (I) were 0.513 and 0.530 for the populations located on the margins of the Rio Grande and Rio das Mortes, respectively, demonstrating the high genetic diversity in the st...

  19. Effect of seed coat on the seed germination and seedling development of Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess. (Clusiaceae)

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    Valquíria Aparecida Mendes de Jesus; Alessandro Lucca Braccini; Carlos Alberto Scapim; Fábio Lúcio Santos; Giovanna Emanuelle Goncalves Mariucci; Andréia Kazumi Suzukawa

    2014-01-01

    This work aimed to study the effect of the Calophyllum brasiliense seed coat on the seed germination process. To this end, three experiments were conducted in laboratory, greenhouse and screenhouse. From a total of six treatments, five are related to the seed coat (mechanical scarification; mechanical scarification followed by 2 hours in water, chemical scarification, hot water immersion and complete seed coat removal) and one control. Laboratory and greenhouse experiments were conducted in a...

  20. Anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis activity and cytotoxicity of Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess (Clusiaceae

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    Claudia Terencio Agostinho Pires

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available We evaluated the in vitro anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis activity and the cytotoxicity of dichloromethane extract and pure compounds from the leaves of Calophyllum brasiliense. Purification of the dichloromethane extract yielded the pure compounds (- mammea A/BB (1, (- mammea B/BB (2 and amentoflavone (3. The compound structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic and spectrometric data. The contents of bioactive compounds in the extracts were quantified using high performance liquid chromatography coupled to an ultraviolet detector. The anti-M. tuberculosis activity of the extracts and the pure compounds was evaluated using a resazurin microtitre assay plate. The cytotoxicity assay was performed in J774G.8 macrophages using the 3-(4,5-dimethyl thiazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide colourimetric method. The quantification of the dichloromethane extract showed (1 and (2 at concentrations of 31.86 ± 2.6 and 8.24 ± 1.1 µg/mg of extract, respectively. The dichloromethane and aqueous extracts showed anti-M. tuberculosis H37Rv activity of 62.5 and 125 µg/mL, respectively. Coumarins (1 and (2 showed minimal inhibitory concentration ranges of 31.2 and 62.5 µg/mL against M. tuberculosis H37Rv and clinical isolates. Compound (3 showed no activity against M. tuberculosis H37Rv. The selectivity index ranged from 0.59-1.06. We report the activity of the extracts and coumarins from the leaves of C. brasiliense against M. tuberculosis.

  1. CARACTERIZAÇÃO DO MERCADO CONSUMIDOR DO PEQUI (CARYOCAR BRASILIENSE CAMB.), EM GOIÂNIA - GO

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    Oliveira, Eliane De; Longhi, Eloisa Helena; Vanderlei, Job Carneiro; Martins, Therezinha Krisley; Rocha, Eduardo Villela

    2008-01-01

    O pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.) é um fruto nativo com ocorrência generalizada no Bioma Cerrado. O consumo e comercialização do fruto "in natura" e de seus derivados, com importância sócio-econômica, geram renda e emprego para agricultores familiares e trabalhadores com pouca qualificação profissional. Entretanto, a exploração sustentável desta atividade encontra-se ameaçada pelo desconhecimento do mercado consumidor, inexistência de padrões de qualidade na comercialização, dispersão, des...

  2. Effect of seed coat on the seed germination and seedling development of Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess. (Clusiaceae

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    Valquíria Aparecida Mendes de Jesus

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to study the effect of the Calophyllum brasiliense seed coat on the seed germination process. To this end, three experiments were conducted in laboratory, greenhouse and screenhouse. From a total of six treatments, five are related to the seed coat (mechanical scarification; mechanical scarification followed by 2 hours in water, chemical scarification, hot water immersion and complete seed coat removal and one control. Laboratory and greenhouse experiments were conducted in a completely randomized design (CRD. Screenhouse experiment was conducted in a completely randomized block design (RBD. We evaluated the total percentage, the speed index and the average time of germination or emergence. Data were subjected to analysis of variance and means compared by LSD test, at 5%. Under the conditions of this work, it was possible to infer that, in laboratory, mechanical scarification followed by 2 hours in water increases the proportion and germination speed index (GSI, in the greenhouse, the complete seed coat removal increases the percentage and emergence speed index (ESI, and in the screenhouse, mechanical scarification followed by 2 hours in water and chemical scarification presented the best results. The average germination time was not significantly different in the three experiments evaluated.

  3. ROOTING OF GUANANDI (Calophyllum brasiliense CAMBESS CUTTINGS USING INDOLE-BUTYRIC ACID

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    Eduardo Ciriello

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Commercial reforestation of Brazilian native species to produce hardwood for sawmills has been recently intensified in the country. Among the potential species planted by the logging industry is guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess because it is widely distributed in the country, highly adapted to different soil and climate conditions, good bole form and high quality timber. The development of genetic improvement programs should prioritize gains in productivity and yields in the medium and long term. For such programs to be successful, the study of vegetative propagation techniques to abbreviate steps in forest improvement and allow its mass production is fundamental. To assess the viability of vegetative propagation of the species, two successive experiments were carried out during two years testing the best type of cutting, hormone concentration and management. Different cuttings types submitted to increasing doses of indole-butyric acid (IBA were tested to evaluate survival, sprouting, rooting and callus formation. Results indicate that the species is viable for vegetative propagation with 85 to 90% rooting of cuttings from seedlings in the IBA concentrations of 3000 to 7000 mg.L-1. For the cuttings, sprouting from the base of adult trees 3000 mg.L-1 was the best concentration of IBA.

  4. Efeito do volume de tubetes na produção de mudas de Calophyllum brasiliense e Toona ciliata

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    Alysson Canabrava Lisboa; Paulo Sérgio dos Santos; Sílvio Nolasco de Oliveira Neto; Daniele Nunes de Castro; Alan Henrique Marques de Abreu

    2012-01-01

    A demanda por informações silviculturais de espécies florestais alternativas para reflorestamentos com fins econômicos, entre as quais incluem os métodos de produção de mudas, tem aumentado nos últimos anos. Neste trabalho, avaliou-se a influência de volumes de tubetes, com dimensões de 115, 180 e de 280 cm³, no crescimento de mudas de guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess.) e cedro-australiano (Toona ciliata M. Roem. var. australis (F. Muell.) Bahadur). O substrato utilizado foi composto...

  5. Extração, secagem e torrefação da amêndoa do pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. Extration, drying, and toasting of the pequi almond (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.

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    Ana Maria da Silva Rabêlo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. possui em seu interior amêndoa comestível pouco explorada. Objetivou-se avaliar o processo de extração, secagem e torrefação da amêndoa do pequi. Foram utilizadas sementes de pequi fornecidas pela Associação de Beneficiamento de Frutos do Cerrado, localizada na cidade de Damianópolis-GO. Para a extração da amêndoa, foi adaptado equipamento tipo guilhotina, com a finalidade de cortar a semente ao meio. O equipamento é composto por uma lâmina fixa em um suporte de madeira, recoberto com placa de Policloreto de Vinila (PVC e apresentou desempenho satisfatório. Para a secagem das amêndoas, sugeriu-se o binômio tempo/temperatura de 70 °C por 60 minutos, pois conferiu ao produto atividade de água em torno de 0,60 em menor tempo secagem. As amêndoas torradas a 130 °C durante 15 e 30 minutos apresentaram melhores características sensoriais, não diferindo significativamente entre si (p > 0,05 pelo Teste de Friedman. No tempo de 30 minutos, observaram-se tendências de melhores características sensoriais, como cor e crocância, no produto final.The Pequi (caryocar brasiliense Camb. edible almond seed is little used. The aim of this study is to evaluate almond seeds of pequi supplied by the "Associação de Beneficiamento de Frutos do Cerrado" (Cerrado fruit supply association, located in the city of Damianópolis-GO. For the extration of the almond, a guillotine like equipment was used with the purpose of cutting the seed in half. The equipment was composed of a fixed blade placed in a wooden support, recovered with Polyvinyl chloride (PVC, and it presented satisfactory performance. For the almonds drying, the temperature of 70 ºC for 60 minutes was suggested since it allowed water activity of around 0,60 in shorter drying time. The almonds roasted at 130 °C for 15 and 30 minutes presented better sensorial characteristics, and proved not significantly different among themselves (P > 0,05 in

  6. Influência da secagem do pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. na qualidade do óleo extraído Influence of pequi drying (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. on the quality of the oil extracted

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    Ludmila Pereira Aquino

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. tem se destacado por ser um fruto oleaginoso e rico em carotenoides. A secagem é um processo utilizado na extração do óleo por hexano, mas a degradação dos carotenoides e óleo podem ocorrer. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência de diferentes métodos de secagem (ao sol, estufa ventilada a 40 e a 60 °C e do tempo (4 horas e até peso constante no rendimento e na qualidade do óleo extraído por hexano no extrator Soxhlet. Quando a polpa de pequi foi seca, 3% ou conteúdo menor de umidade e maior rendimento do óleo foi obtido (52 a 59%, base seca. Carotenoides totais foram maiores e índice de peróxido menores para a polpa desidratada a 40 °C em estufa ventilada, quando comparada com a secagem da polpa em estufa a 60 °C e ao sol. Estes resultados indicaram que a secagem em estufa a 40 °C por 19 horas resultou num maior rendimento do óleo e menor degradação térmica.Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb has stood out for being an oleaginous fruit rich in carotenoids. Drying is widely used technique in the oil extraction process using hexane, but the degradation of oil and carotenoids may occur. The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of different drying methods (sun, air-circulated drier at 40 and 60 °C and time (4 hours and up to constant weight on the yield and quality of the oil extracted using hexane using a soxhlet apparatus. When the pequi pulp was dried up to 3% or even lower, more oil yield was obtained (52-59%, dry basis. The total carotenoids contents obtained were higher and the peroxide index was lower for the pulp dried at 40 °C in an air-circulated drier when compared to drying at 60 °C in an air-ventilated drier and to sun drying technique. These results indicate that drying in an air-circulated drier at 40 °C for 19 hours resulted in higher oil yields with less heat degradation.

  7. Chemopreventive effects of pequi oil (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.) on preneoplastic lesions in a mouse model of hepatocarcinogenesis.

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    Palmeira, Simone M; Silva, Paula R P; Ferrão, Juliana S P; Ladd, Aliny A B L; Dagli, Maria L Z; Grisolia, Cesar K; Hernandez-Blazquez, Francisco J

    2016-07-01

    Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.), a fruit from Brazil's central region, was evaluated for its chemopreventive effects on preneoplastic liver lesions induced by the carcinogen diethylnitrosamine (DEN) in mice. BALB/c mice, 14 days of age, received an intraperitoneal injection at 10 µg/g of DEN. The mice received either of two doses of pequi oil (100 or 400 mg/kg) daily from the age of 30 days and were killed at the age of 189 days. Stereological parameters, including the volume density (Vv) and the total volume (Vtot) of the lesions (preneoplastic and adenomas), were measured and the expression of cytokeratins CK8/18 was evaluated. The total volume of lesions and adenomas was reduced by 51% in the group treated with the carcinogen and 400 mg/kg of pequi oil administered daily by an oral gavage for 25 consecutive weeks. In addition, some mice in this group did not develop lesions. Among the remaining preneoplastic lesions in this group, the number of remodelled profiles increased by 2.4-fold in the 400-mg pequi oil-treated mice relative to the 100-mg-treated mice. Our results show that pequi oil exerts a hepatoprotective effect against DEN-induced development of preneoplastic lesions and adenoma in mice and the potential for its use in the prevention of liver cancer. PMID:26287697

  8. Efeito do AIB sobre a qualidade e fitossanidade dos alporques de influência da Caryocar brasiliense Camb (caryocaraceae Effect of AIB on quality and phytossanity of Caryocar brasiliense Camb (caryocaraceae air layering

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    Germano Leão Demolin Leite

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi testar a influência de quatro concentrações do hormônio vegetal ácido indolbutírico (AIB (0, 500, 1.000 e 2.000 ppm na obtenção de alporques de Caryocar brasiliense Camb (Caryocaraceae fitossanitariamente adequados. Avaliou-se o efeito direto desse hormônio na indução de galha por Eurytoma sp. (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae nas folhas dos alporques, bem como o seu efeito indireto sobre os parasitóides de Eurytoma sp. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, com três repetições, cada parcela experimental com dois alporques, e cinco tratamentos: 1 sem anelamento; 2 anelado + 0 ppm de AIB; 3 anelado + 500 ppm de AIB; 4 anelado + 1.000 ppm de AIB; e 5 anelado + 2.000 ppm de AIB. Não houve diferença significativa (p>0,05 nas taxas de enraizamento dos alporques, de raízes/alporque, de comprimento da maior raiz/alporque, de taxas de calejamento e de sobrevivência dos ramos anelados. Também, não se verificou diferença estatística entre os tratamentos quanto ao número do parasitóide Quadrastichus sp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae e das características morfológicas externas das galhas induzidas por Eurytoma sp. Entretanto, observaram-se efeito positivo entre as concentrações de AIB e o número de galhas e maior número de adultos de Eurytoma sp. e de seu principal parasitóide Sycophila sp. (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae na concentração de 2.000 ppm de AIB. Esses dados indicam que esse galhador pode selecionar partes da planta ou plantas com maior concentração de hormônio. Devido à baixa efetividade desse hormônio na produção de estacas para a propagação assexuada de C. brasiliense, mais estudos são necessários devido ao fato de esta ser uma das mais importantes espécies no bioma Cerrado. Estudos futuros também são necessários para elucidar o envolvimento do AIB na formação de galhas e o seu impacto indireto na comunidade de parasitóides associados.The aim of this study was

  9. Efeito do volume de tubetes na produção de mudas de Calophyllum brasiliense e Toona ciliata

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    Alysson Canabrava Lisboa

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available A demanda por informações silviculturais de espécies florestais alternativas para reflorestamentos com fins econômicos, entre as quais incluem os métodos de produção de mudas, tem aumentado nos últimos anos. Neste trabalho, avaliou-se a influência de volumes de tubetes, com dimensões de 115, 180 e de 280 cm³, no crescimento de mudas de guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess. e cedro-australiano (Toona ciliata M. Roem. var. australis (F. Muell. Bahadur. O substrato utilizado foi composto por uma mistura de 80% de substrato comercial e 20% de argila. Foram avaliados o diâmetro de colo e a altura das mudas aos 60, 90, 120 e 150 dias após a repicagem. Nessa última ocasião, determinou-se também o peso de massa seca da parte aérea, do sistema radicular e total, bem como o Índice de Qualidade de Dickson. Houve efeito do volume do tubete sobre as características das mudas, sendo o cedro-australiano a espécie mais responsiva. Conclui-se que para o guanandi o tubete mais indicado é o de 180 cm³ e para o cedro-australiano, o de 280 cm³.

  10. Antigenotoxic activity and antioxidant properties of organic and aqueous extracts of pequi fruit (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. pulp

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    Ana L. Miranda-Vilela

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The daily consumption of natural antioxidants protects against oxidative damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS, including DNA damage, and can reduce the risk of cancer, atherosclerosis and other degenerative diseases. The pulp of pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. fruit, a tree native to the Brazilian savannah, contains several compounds with antioxidant properties, including carotenoids, vitamin C, phenolic compounds such as flavonoids, saponins and tannins, and essential oils. In this work, we examined the ability of organic and aqueous extracts of pequi fruit pulp to protect against the genotoxicity induced by two antineoplastic drugs, cyclophosphamide (CP and bleomycin (BLM. Micronucleus tests with mouse bone marrow cells and single-cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay with peripheral blood leukocytes were used to examine the effects of CP and BLM, respectively. The antioxidant activity of the extracts was assessed by measuring lipid peroxidation with the TBARS method in mouse plasma. The fruit pulp extracts had no clastogenic or genotoxic effects in the cells studied, but both extracts protected against oxidative DNA damage caused by BLM or CP, indicating an ability to inhibit chemical mutagenesis in vivo. However, the protective effect against oxidative DNA damage depended on the dose of extract used. At the doses tested, the aqueous extract enhanced lipid peroxidation in mice of both sexes, especially in males. In contrast, the organic extract enhanced lipid peroxidation only in male mice, with no significant effect in females. These results suggest that, with adequate adjustment of the dose, an organic extract of pequi fruit pulp could be a useful dietary supplement with natural antioxidant activity, at least in females.

  11. Efeito da temperatura e do tegumento na germinação de sementes de Calophyllum brasiliense Effect of temperature and coat in the germination of Calophyllum brasiliense seeds

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    Fernanda Carlota Nery

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A crescente demanda por informações de espécies com potencial para serem implantadas em ambientes degradados, torna fundamental o conhecimento fisiológico da germinação de sementes, visando sua exploração mais racional. Objetivou-se neste trabalho, estudar o comportamento da embebição das sementes, determinar a temperatura ótima da germinação e o efeito da retirada de tegumento sobre a germinação de sementes de Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess. O teste de germinação foi realizado em rolos de papel, com quatro repetições de 25 sementes, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado. Os resultados da curva de embebição demonstraram que o envoltório (endocarpo + tegumento dificulta a absorção de água pela semente. Quanto à temperatura, observou-se uma maior germinabilidade nos regimes térmicos de 30ºC (constante e 30/20ºC (alternada, sendo que, o maior índice de velocidade de germinação (IVG também ocorreu a 30ºC. As sementes incubadas a 10ºC, 15ºC e 40ºC não germinaram. Menores valores de tempo médio de germinação foram observados nos regimes térmicos de 30ºC, 30/20ºC e 35ºC. Não foram verificadas diferenças significativas quanto à germinabilidade das sementes com e sem tegumento, porém, o tegumento reduziu a velocidade de germinação.Due to the increasing demand for informations about species with potential for being introduced in degraded environment, it is important the physiological knowledge of seeds germination, aiming their rational exploration. The objective of this research was to evaluate the behaviour of seed imbibition, to determine the germination optimum temperature and the effect of coat seeds withdrawing in the germination of Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess. The germination was performed in paper rolls, with four replicates of 25 seeds each, disposed in a complete randomized design. The results of imbibition curve showed that seed-coat has as hindance for the water absorption by seed. In

  12. PROPAGAÇÃO SEXUADA DO PEQUIZEIRO (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. ESTIMULADA POR ÁCIDO GIBERÉLICO SEXED PROPAGATION OF PEQUI (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. INDUCED BY GIBBERELLIC ACID

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    Jácomo Divino Borges

    2008-06-01

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    A espécie Caryocar brasiliense (Camb., conhecida como pequi, apresenta baixa porcentagem e baixo tempo médio de emergência de plântulas. Buscando-se solucionar esse problema,o presente trabalho propôs-se a avaliar diferentes concentrações de ácido giberélico (GA3 em sementes de pequi sem endocarpo. Os frutos maduros, após coletados, foram armazenados por 27 dias, em sacos plásticos, e,posteriormente, retirou-se a casca, o mesocarpo e os espinhos. Após sete dias, a amêndoa foi extraída do endocarpo. Os tratamentos constituiram-se de: água destilada, GA3 a 75 mg L-1, GA3 a 150 mg L-1, GA3 a 300 mg L-1 e GA3 a 600 mg L-1, embebidas por 24 horas. Foram utilizadas 26 sementes por parcela, em cinco tratamentos e cinco epetições. Avaliaramse a porcentagem e tempo médio de emergência das plântulas, a altura, o diâmetro e a massa fresca e seca das raízes e da parte aérea das plântulas de pequi. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos a análises de variância e regressão linear. O ácido giberélico, nas condições e concentrações estudadas, influenciou, significativamente, a porcentagem e o tempo médio de emergência das plântulas de pequi. Obteve-se, em média, 24% de emergência, aos quarenta dias após a semeadura. O uso de ácido giberélico (GA3 em sementes de pequi sem endocarpo, na concentração estimada de 345 mg L-1, proporciona maior porcentagem de emergência, em relação aos demais tratamentos avaliados.

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate physical and chemical characteristics of Caryocar brasiliense fruits originated from Araguapaz and Mambaí regions, Goiás State, Brazil. Five replicates, with sixteen fruits for each determination were used in a completely randomized experimental design. The evaluated quality criteria were: fruit, peel, and not developed seed (fruitlet masses; fruit and pit (internal mesocarp, endocarp, and nut number and dimensions; pit, pulp, and nut total dimensions, and moisture content; pulp ethereal extract and protein, and pulp pH. It was observed a difference (p<0.05 among regions for fruits, except for mass of not developed seeds per fruit (p>0.05. C. brasiliense fruits from Araguapaz region presented lower fruit and pit masses and dimensions, and greater pulp and nut yield, protein content and ethereal extract level than fruits from Mambaí region. It was concluded that Araguapaz pequi fruits have greater nutritional value and are more appropriated for industrial processing than fruits from Mambaí regions.

     KEY-WORDS: nutritional value; pequi fruit; savannah.

    O trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar características físicas e químicas de frutos de pequizeiro, oriundos das regiões de Araguapaz e Mambaí, Estado de Goiás. Foram utilizadas cinco repetições, com dezesseis frutos para cada determinação, em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado. Os critérios avaliados foram: as massas do fruto, da casca e das sementes não desenvolvidas (frutilhos, as dimensões dos frutos e dos pirênios (mesocarpo interno, endocarpo e amêndoa, o número de pirênios, as massas totais de pirênios, de polpa e de amêndoas, os teores de umidade, de extrato etéreo e de proteínas na polpa e o pH da polpa. Observou-se que houve diferen

  13. Micropropagação de pequizeiro (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.) Micropropagation of "pequizeiro" (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.)

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    Breno Régis Santos; Renato Paiva; Raírys Cravo Nogueira; Lenaldo Muniz de Oliveira; Diogo Pedrosa Corrêa da Silva; Cristiano Martinotto; Fernanda Pereira Soares; Patrícia Duarte de Oliveira Paiva

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    Por apresentar dormência em suas sementes, a propagação do pequizeiro necessita de estudos para a obtenção de mudas por via assexuada. Este trabalho teve como objetivo contribuir para o estabelecimento de um protocolo de micropropagação de pequizeiro. Para indução de brotações, os explantes foram inoculados em meio WPM com diferentes concentrações de BAP e ANA. Para a indução de raízes, brotações obtidas in vitro foram transferidas para meio WPM suplementado com diferentes concentrações de AI...

  14. Characterization of the major nutritional components of Caryocar brasiliense fruit pulp by NMR spectroscopy

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    Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.), a typical fruit of Brazilian Cerrado, is well known in regional cookery and used in folk medicine to treat various illnesses. Mass spectrometry and chromatographic methods have identified the organic composition of pequi fruit pulp; however, NMR spectroscopy is used for the first time to characterize the nutritional components of organic and aqueous-ethanolic extracts. This spectroscopic technique determined the triacylglycerols in the pequi organic fraction, which is constituted mainly by oleate and palmitate esters, and detected the carbohydrate mixtures as the major components of aqueous and ethanolic fractions, respectively. In this study, presence of phenolic compounds was only evidenced in the ethanolic fraction. (author)

  1. Characterization of the major nutritional components of Caryocar brasiliense fruit pulp by NMR spectroscopy

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    Miranda-Vilela, Ana Luisa; Grisolia, Cesar Koppe [Universidade de Brasilia (UnB), DF (Brazil). Inst. de Ciencias Biologicas. Dept. de Genetica e Morfologia; Resck, Ines Sabioni; Mendonca, Marcio Antonio [Universidade de Brasilia (UnB), DF (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica

    2009-07-01

    Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.), a typical fruit of Brazilian Cerrado, is well known in regional cookery and used in folk medicine to treat various illnesses. Mass spectrometry and chromatographic methods have identified the organic composition of pequi fruit pulp; however, NMR spectroscopy is used for the first time to characterize the nutritional components of organic and aqueous-ethanolic extracts. This spectroscopic technique determined the triacylglycerols in the pequi organic fraction, which is constituted mainly by oleate and palmitate esters, and detected the carbohydrate mixtures as the major components of aqueous and ethanolic fractions, respectively. In this study, presence of phenolic compounds was only evidenced in the ethanolic fraction. (author)

  2. Effect of soaking on the nutritional quality of pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.) peel flour

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    Beatriz dos Santos Siqueira; Manoel Soares Soares Júnior; Kátia Flávia Fernandes; Márcio Caliari; Clarissa Damiani

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    Pequi peel comprises 76% of the whole fruit and it is discarded during consumption. Thus, pequi peel has been considered a solid residue, although it has potential for use in various applications. Limitations in the use of this material are mainly due to the lack of information of its nutritional composition, especially about the toxic or antinutritional factors. Soaking is often used to prepare complementary foods and has been reported to be beneficial for enhancing nutritive value. The effe...

  3. Extraction of oil from pequi fruit (Caryocar Brasiliense, Camb. using several solvents and their mixtures

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    Antoniassi, R.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the oil extraction process from pequi pulp using different solvents (hexane, acetone and ethyl alcohol and their mixtures was investigated, using a simplex-centroid design. The extraction occurred at 50°C, under stirring (22 Hz, for 16 hours. The solid-liquid ratio used was 1:10 (w/w. Higher yield values were obtained for extractions with acetone and hexane, especially their mixtures with ethanol. Iodine value, saponification value and refractive index did not differ significantly among the treatments. A higher acid value was obtained for the extraction with ethyl alcohol. Higher carotenoid contents were obtained for the extraction with acetone and ethyl alcohol as pure solvents. The fatty acid profile in the oil fraction of the extracts did not vary among the different types of solvents and their mixtures.En este trabajo fue estudiado el proceso de extracción de aceite de la pulpa de pequi utilizando diferentes disolventes (n-hexano, acetona y etanol y sus mezclas, empleando diseño central simplex. Las extracciones fueron realizadas a 50°C, durante 16 horas de agitación (22 Hz. La proporción sólido:líquido empleada fue 1:10 (p/p. Los mayores rendimientos fueron obtenidos para las extracciones con acetona y con hexano, especialmente cuando fueron mezclados con etanol. El índice de yodo, el índice de saponificación y el índice de refracción no difirieron significativamente entre los tratamientos. Los mayores valores de acidez se obtuvieron en la extracción con etanol. Los mayores contenidos en carotenoides se obtuvieron en las extracciones con acetona y etanol como disolventes puros. El perfil de los ácidos grasos en las fracciones de aceite de los extractos no presentó variación entre los diferentes tipos de disolventes y sus mezclas.

  4. Effect of soaking on the nutritional quality of pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. peel flour

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    Beatriz dos Santos Siqueira

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Pequi peel comprises 76% of the whole fruit and it is discarded during consumption. Thus, pequi peel has been considered a solid residue, although it has potential for use in various applications. Limitations in the use of this material are mainly due to the lack of information of its nutritional composition, especially about the toxic or antinutritional factors. Soaking is often used to prepare complementary foods and has been reported to be beneficial for enhancing nutritive value. The effect of soaking on the nutritional quality of pequi peel flour was determined by measuring changes in chemical composition, antinutritional factors, total phenols and in vitro protein and starch digestibility. The results showed that 24 h of maceration increases the content of lipids (200%, protein (28.3% and dietary fibber (31%, while carbohydrate and ash content decreases. There were no haemagglutination activity or α-amylase inhibitors, but it was detected the presence of phytic acid (0.4 g 100 g-1. The soaking reduced 8.5% phenols and 19.0% tannins, 6.2% protein digestibility, and was also effective to eliminate trypsin inhibitors, and increase starch digestibility (24.2%. Soaking was efficient to improve nutritional characteristics of the pequi peel flour, opening up possibilities for its use in food formulations.

  5. Effects of gamma radiation on antioxidant capacity of Pequi fruits (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.)

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    Santos, Marcio Ramatiz Lima dos; Arthur, Valter [Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Lab. de Irradiacao de Alimentos e Radioentomologia]. E-mails: ramatiz@cena.usp.br; varthur@cena.usp.br; Alencar, Severino Matias de; Salgado, Jocelem Mastrodi [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ)]. E-mails: jmsalgad@esalq.usp.br; alencar@esalq.usp.br

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    Full text: This research evaluated the effects of gamma radiation from Cobalt-60 on pequi fruits antioxidant properties. The capacity of some foods in neutralizing free radicals have taking been importance due its relationship with decrease of chronic degenerative diseases as the cancer. It becomes important the study of the conservation processes effects on these properties. Pequi fruits come from Ceres-GO (Brazil) were wrapped in polyethylene sacks, sealed at vacuous and storage at -18 deg C until irradiation process. Fruits were irradiated at 0.0 (control) kGy, 0.4 kGy, 0.6 kGy and 1.0 kGy doses in Gammacell irradiator with Cobalt-60 source (IPEN/USP), in agreement with ANVISA recommendations. After irradiated, fruits were maintained at refrigerator until the analysis. Samples were analyzed to total carotenoids (TC) described by Rodrigues and Penteado (1989), antioxidant capacity (AC) by reduction of DPPH method and Vitamin C (VC) by Tillmans method agreement to Adolfo Lutz Institute recommendations (IAL, 1985). Was observed a decrease on CT content of the order of 42,56% to 0.4 kGy dose, 53,42% to 0.6 kGy dose and 65,97% to 1.0 kGy dose compared to control, demonstrating a proportional effect to used doses, this is due the carotenoids be sensitive to the gamma radiation. This effect have been related in other foods as carrots, oranges etc, due susceptibility of carotenoids to the gamma radiation. Total carotenoids content presented in the control (167.4 mg/100g) is comparable with another fruits as carrots, palm and other rich ones in carotenes. There was a decrease in the Vitamin C content proportional to applied doses, with losses of the order of 49.37% for 0.4 kGy dose, 82,30 % for 0.6 kGy dose and 85,25% for 1.0 kGy dose. The antioxidant activity, evaluated in the capacity of food to reduce DPPH, it presented similar behavior to indicate for total carotenoids and Vitamin C analyses. This show the narrow relationship between the content of these nutritious ones and its antioxidant function. The results obtained showed that antioxidant capacity of pequi fruits were considerably modified to researched doses. (author)

  6. Effects of gamma radiation on antioxidant capacity of Pequi fruits (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.)

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    Full text: This research evaluated the effects of gamma radiation from Cobalt-60 on pequi fruits antioxidant properties. The capacity of some foods in neutralizing free radicals have taking been importance due its relationship with decrease of chronic degenerative diseases as the cancer. It becomes important the study of the conservation processes effects on these properties. Pequi fruits come from Ceres-GO (Brazil) were wrapped in polyethylene sacks, sealed at vacuous and storage at -18 deg C until irradiation process. Fruits were irradiated at 0.0 (control) kGy, 0.4 kGy, 0.6 kGy and 1.0 kGy doses in Gammacell irradiator with Cobalt-60 source (IPEN/USP), in agreement with ANVISA recommendations. After irradiated, fruits were maintained at refrigerator until the analysis. Samples were analyzed to total carotenoids (TC) described by Rodrigues and Penteado (1989), antioxidant capacity (AC) by reduction of DPPH method and Vitamin C (VC) by Tillmans method agreement to Adolfo Lutz Institute recommendations (IAL, 1985). Was observed a decrease on CT content of the order of 42,56% to 0.4 kGy dose, 53,42% to 0.6 kGy dose and 65,97% to 1.0 kGy dose compared to control, demonstrating a proportional effect to used doses, this is due the carotenoids be sensitive to the gamma radiation. This effect have been related in other foods as carrots, oranges etc, due susceptibility of carotenoids to the gamma radiation. Total carotenoids content presented in the control (167.4 mg/100g) is comparable with another fruits as carrots, palm and other rich ones in carotenes. There was a decrease in the Vitamin C content proportional to applied doses, with losses of the order of 49.37% for 0.4 kGy dose, 82,30 % for 0.6 kGy dose and 85,25% for 1.0 kGy dose. The antioxidant activity, evaluated in the capacity of food to reduce DPPH, it presented similar behavior to indicate for total carotenoids and Vitamin C analyses. This show the narrow relationship between the content of these nutritious ones and its antioxidant function. The results obtained showed that antioxidant capacity of pequi fruits were considerably modified to researched doses. (author)

  7. L-arabinose metabolism in Azospirillum brasiliense.

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    Novick, N J; Tyler, M.E.

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    An oxidative pathway by which L-arabinose is converted to alpha-ketoglutarate in crude extracts of Azospirillum brasiliense is demonstrated. Specific activities of enzymes involved in the pathway were determined, and several pathway intermediates were identified.

  8. PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF PEQUI FRUITS (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. IN THE GOIÁS STATE CARACTERIZAÇÃO FÍSICA DE FRUTOS DO PEQUIZEIRO (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. NO ESTADO DE GOIÁS

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    Rosângela Vera

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    The Brazilian Cerrado region presents large biodiversity in its ecosystem. Native fruit trees stand out, with tens of species used by locals for feeding. In the Goiás legumes and fruits victualling center (Central de Abastecimento de Goiás ? CEASA, the most commercialized Brazilian Cerrado fruit is pequi. The harvest period occurs from September to February, the fruit originating from different regions of Goiás, Minas Gerais, Tocantins, and Bahia states. This research had as objective to evaluate physical characteristics of pequi tree fruits from five Goiás state regions. Three subpopulations in each region, called areas, were identified. In each area, five trees were chosen for fruit sampling. Physical characteristics analyzed were fruit mass, peel, pit, pulp and almond; fruit and pit dimensions; peel thickness and pulp color. Results indicate differences in fruits physical characteristics for regions. The edible fresh pulp represents 8.53% of fruit mass; differences in physical characteristics of fruits were observed mainly in fruits within plants, in plants within areas and among areas.

    KEY-WORDS: Brazilian savannah; cerrado; pequi; native fruitfull.

    A região dos Cerrados brasileiros apresenta grande biodiversidade em seu ecossistema. As fruteiras nativas da região muito se destacam, com dezenas de espécies utilizadas pela população local para alimentação. Na Central de Abastecimento de Goiás, a principal fruta nativa do cerrado comercializada é o pequi. O período de safra ocorre nos meses de setembro a fevereiro, e o fruto é proveniente de diferentes regiões dos Estados de Goiás, Minas Gerais, Tocantins e Bahia. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar as características físicas dos frutos de pequizeiros oriundos de cinco regiões do Estado de Goiás. Em cada região, identificaram-se três sub-populações de pequizeiros, denominadas por áreas. Em cada área, elegeram-se cinco árvores para a coleta dos frutos. Foram analisadas as características físicas: massas do fruto, da casca, do caroço, da polpa e da amêndoa; dimensões do fruto e do caroço, espessura da casca e cor da polpa. Os resultados indicaram que há diferenças nas características físicas estudadas entre os frutos das diferentes regiões. A polpa fresca comestível representa 8,53% da massa dos frutos. As diferenças nas características físicas dos frutos ocorrem, principalmente, em frutos dentro de plantas, em plantas dentro de áreas e entre as regiões estudadas.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Frutos do cerrado; pequi; fruteira nativa.

  9. Propagação in vitro e análise de Rapd de Guanandi(Calophyllum brasiliense cambess)

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    Silveira, Sheila Susy

    2014-01-01

    Resumo: O guanandi é uma espécie com grande potencial para utilização na indústria madeireira, reposição de mata ciliar e extração de compostos medicinais, mas sua reprodução na natureza é limitada porque a frutificação é irregular e as sementes são recalcitrantes. A germinação in vitro foi estudada, assim como a micropropagação, usando segmentos nodais de plantas de casa de vegetação. Para a germinação in vitro, a maior taxa de obtenção de sementes não contaminadas (93,3%) foi obtida mantend...

  10. A new chromanone acid from the bark of Calophyllum dryobalanoides

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    Dieu, Ly Ha; Hansen, Poul Erik; Duus, Fritz; Pham, Hung D.; Nguyen, Lien-Hoa D.

    2012-01-01

    A new chromanone acid, calodryobalanoic acid, along with six known compounds, apetalic acid, isoblancoic acid, lupeol, 1-hydroxy-2-methoxyxanthone, 1,7-dihydroxy-3-methoxyxanthone, and 5,7,4′-trihydroxyflavanone, was isolated from the bark of Calophyllum dryobalanoides collected in Vietnam. The...

  11. Nitrogen doses on the initial growth and nutrition of guanandi plants

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    Valeria Ciriello; Iraê Amaral Guerrini; Clarice Backes

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of nitrogen doses on the initial development and nutrition of Guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambèss) plants, a native Brazilian arboreal species. The experiment was carried out in a greenhouse, in plastic containers with capacity of 50 L of dystrophic red Latosol (oxisol). The experimental design used was completely randomized, with six treatments and four repetitions. The treatments consisted of five N doses: 0, 40, 80, 120 and 160 m...

  12. Draft Genome Sequences for Canadian Isolates of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense with Weak Virulence on Potato.

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    Li, Xiang Sean; Yuan, Kat Xiaoli; Cullis, Jeff; Lévesque, C André; Chen, Wen; Lewis, Christopher T; De Boer, Solke H

    2015-01-01

    Pectobacterium carotovurum subsp. brasiliense causes soft rot and blackleg diseases on potato. Here, we report the draft genome sequences of three weakly virulent P. carotovurum subsp. brasiliense strains isolated in Canada. Analysis of these genome sequences will help to pinpoint differences in virulence among P. carotovurum subsp. brasiliense strains from tropical/subtropical and temperate regions, such as Canada and United States. A small number of key factors for adaptation to this bacterium's specific environmental niche were also evaluated. PMID:25858837

  13. Colonization patterns of an mCherry-tagged Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense strain in potato plants.

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    Kubheka, Gugulethu C; Coutinho, Teresa A; Moleleki, Ntsane; Moleleki, Lucy N

    2013-12-01

    Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense is a newly identified member of the potato soft rot enterobacteriaceae. The pathogenesis of this pathogen is still poorly understood. In this study, an mCherry-P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense-tagged strain was generated to study P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense-potato plant interactions. Prior to use, the tagged strain was evaluated for in vitro growth, plasmid stability, and virulence on potato tubers and shown to be similar to the wild type. Four potato cultivars were evaluated for stem-based resistance against P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense. Confocal laser-scanning microscopy and in vitro viable cell counts showed that P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense is able to penetrate roots of a susceptible potato cultivar as early as 12 h postinoculation and migrate upward into aerial stem parts. Due to the phenotypic differences observed between tolerant and susceptible cultivars, a comparison of P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense colonization patterns in these cultivars was undertaken. In the susceptible cultivar, P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense cells colonized the xylem tissue, forming "biofilm-like" aggregates that led to occlusion of some of the vessels. In contrast, in the tolerant cultivar, P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense appeared as free-swimming planktonic cells with no specific tissue localization. This suggests that there are resistance mechanisms in the tolerant cultivar that limit aggregation of P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense in planta and, hence, the lack of symptom development in this cultivar. PMID:23758294

  14. Comunidade de Formigas Arborícolas Associadas ao Pequizeiro (Caryocar brasiliense em Fragmento de Cerrado Goiano Arboreal Ants Community Associated with the Pequizeiro (Caryocar brasiliense in the Remnant of Cerrado Goiano

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    Camila Alves Rodrigues

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    Comunidade de formigas arborícolas associada a pequizeiros (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. situados em fragmento de cerrado goiano (Goiás, Brasil foi amostrada em tronco dessas plantas, usando iscas à base de sardinha e óleo de soja. No decorrer de um ano, nas quatro estações climáticas, coletas consecutivas de formigas foram realizadas. Um total de 32 espécies foi coletado durante o período de estudo. Myrmicinae e Formicinae foram as subfamílias mais freqüentemente encontradas. Foi verificada diferença significativa na composição da comunidade de formigas arborícolas ao longo das estações climáticas investigadas. Não foi verificada correlação significativa entre a altura e o diâmetro da copa das árvores e a riqueza de espécies de formigas arborícolas associadas ao

  15. Draft Genome Sequence of a Virulent Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense Isolate Causing Soft Rot of Cucumber.

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    Onkendi, Edward M; Ramesh, Aadi Moolam; Kwenda, Stanford; Naidoo, Sanushka; Moleleki, Lucy

    2016-01-01

    Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense causes soft rot and blackleg diseases on potatoes, ornamentals, and other crops of economic importance. Here, we report a draft genome sequence of a highly virulent P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense strain, PcbHPI01, isolated from a cucumber in South Africa. PMID:26744374

  16. Draft Genome Sequence of a Virulent Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense Isolate Causing Soft Rot of Cucumber

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    Onkendi, Edward M.; Ramesh, Aadi Moolam; Kwenda, Stanford; Naidoo, Sanushka; Moleleki, Lucy

    2016-01-01

    Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense causes soft rot and blackleg diseases on potatoes, ornamentals, and other crops of economic importance. Here, we report a draft genome sequence of a highly virulent P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliense strain, PcbHPI01, isolated from a cucumber in South Africa.

  17. Influence of the extraction method and storage time on the physicochemical properties and carotenoid levels of pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. oil

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    Milton Cosme Ribeiro

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to analyze the physicochemical properties and carotenoid levels of pequi oil obtained by different extraction methods and to evaluate the preservation of these properties and pigments during storage time. The pequi oil was obtained by solvent extraction, mechanical extraction, and hot water flotation. It was stored for over 180 days in an amber bottle at ambient conditions. Analyses for the determination of the acidity, peroxide, saponification and iodine values, coloration, total carotenoids, and β-carotene levels were conducted. The oil extraction with solvents produced the best yield and carotenoid levels. The oil obtained by mechanical extraction presented higher acidity (5.44 mg KOH.g-1 and peroxide values (1.07 mEq.kg-1. During the storage of pequi oil, there was an increase in the acidity and the peroxide values, darkening of the oil coloration, and a reduction of the carotenoid levels. Mechanical extraction is the less advantageous method for the conservation of the physicochemical properties and carotenoid levels in pequi oil.

  18. Influence of the extraction method and storage time on the physicochemical properties and carotenoid levels of pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.) oil

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    Milton Cosme Ribeiro; Eduardo Valério de Barros Vilas Boas; Tania Regina Riul; Lílian Pantoja; Helyde Albuquerque Marinho; Alexandre Soares dos Santos

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to analyze the physicochemical properties and carotenoid levels of pequi oil obtained by different extraction methods and to evaluate the preservation of these properties and pigments during storage time. The pequi oil was obtained by solvent extraction, mechanical extraction, and hot water flotation. It was stored for over 180 days in an amber bottle at ambient conditions. Analyses for the determination of the acidity, peroxide, saponification and iodine value...

  19. Enzymatic technology to improve oil extraction from Caryocar brasiliense camb. (Pequi Pulp. Tecnologia enzimática para melhorar a extração do óleo da polpa de Caryocar brasiliense (pequi

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    Renata Gomes de Brito Mariano

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The present study aims to compare yield and quality of pequi pulp oil when applying two distinct processes: in the first, pulp drying in a tray dryer at 60ºC was combined with enzymatic treatment and pressing to oil extraction; in the second, a simple process was carried out by combining sun-drying pulp and pressing. In this study, raw pequi fruits were collected in Mato Grosso State, Brazil. The fruits were autoclaved at 121ºC and stored under refrigeration. An enzymatic extract with pectinase and CMCase activities was used for hydrolysis of pequi pulp, prior to oil extraction. The oil extractions were carried out by hydraulic pressing, with or without enzymatic incubation. The oil content in the pequi pulp (45% w/w and the physicochemical characteristic of the oil was determined according to standard analytical methods. Free fatty acids, peroxide values, iodine and saponification indices were respectively 1.46 mgKOH/g, 2.98 meq/kg, 49.13 and 189.40. The acidity and peroxide values were lower than the obtained values in commercial oil samples, respectively 2.48 mgKOH/g and 5.22 meq/kg. Aqueous extraction has presented lower efficiency and higher oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids. On the other hand, pequi pulp pressing at room temperature has produced better quality oil. However its efficiency is still smaller than the combined enzymatic treatment and pressing process. This combined process promotes cellular wall hydrolysis and pulp viscosity reduction, contributing to at least 20% of oil yield increase by pressing.O presente estudo tem como objetivo comparar o rendimento e a qualidade do óleo da polpa de pequi obtido por dois processos distintos: no primeiro, a secagem da polpa, conduzida em secador de bandeja a 60ºC, foi combinada com tratamento enzimático e prensagem para extração de óleo, no segundo, um processo mai simples foi realizado combinando-se a secagem da polpa ao sol seguida da prensagem a frio. Neste estudo, frutos de pequi in natura foram coletados no estado do Mato Grosso, Brasil. Os frutos foram auto-clavados a 121º C e armazenados sob refrigeração. Um extrato enzimático com atividades pectinase e CMCase foi utilizado para a hidrólise da polpa de pequi antes da extração do óleo. O processo de extração foi realizado por prensagem hidráulica, com ou sem incubação enzimática. O teor de óleo na polpa do pequi (45% w/w e as características físico-químicas do óleo foram determinados de acordo com métodos analíticos oficiais. O teor de ácidos graxos livres, os índices de peróxido, de iodo e de saponificação foram respectivamente de 1,46 mgKOH/g, 2,98 meq/kg, 49,13 e 189,40. A acidez e os valores de peróxido foram inferiores aos valores obtidos em amostras comerciais de óleo vegetal, respectivamente, 2,48 mgKOH/g, 5,22 meq/kg. A extração aquosa apresentou menor eficiência e promoveu uma maior oxidação dos ácidos graxos insaturados. Por outro lado, a polpa de pequi prensada, após secagem ao sol, produziu um óleo de melhor qualidade. No entanto, sua eficiência ainda é menor do que no processo combinado onde se aplicou o tratamento aquoso enzimático seguido da prensagem. O processo combinado promove a hidrólise da parede celular e a redução da viscosidade da polpa, contribuindo com pelo menos 20% de aumento na produtividade da etapa de extração do óleo por prensagem.

  20. Enzymatic technology to improve oil extraction from Caryocar brasiliense camb. (Pequi) Pulp. Tecnologia enzimática para melhorar a extração do óleo da polpa de Caryocar brasiliense (pequi)

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    Renata Gomes de Brito Mariano; Sonia Couri; Suely Pereira Freitas

    2009-01-01

    The present study aims to compare yield and quality of pequi pulp oil when applying two distinct processes: in the first, pulp drying in a tray dryer at 60ºC was combined with enzymatic treatment and pressing to oil extraction; in the second, a simple process was carried out by combining sun-drying pulp and pressing. In this study, raw pequi fruits were collected in Mato Grosso State, Brazil. The fruits were autoclaved at 121ºC and stored under refrigeration. An enzymatic extract with pectina...

  1. Antioxidant, antimicrobial and total phenolic contents of Calophyllum symingtonianum

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    Nissad Attoumani; Deny Susanti; Muhammad Taher

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To determine the total phenolic content, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of the extracts from Calophyllum symingtonianum.Methods:The extracts were tested for their antioxidant activity by the DPPH radical scavenging assay and the β-carotene bleaching assay, while the antimicrobial activity was determined by disc diffusion method.Results:All the tested extracts showed antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The extracts showed moderate antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus with zone of inhibition values of 10, 11 and 12 mm for n-hexane, dichloromethane and methanol extracts respectively at 30 µg/disc. N-hexane showed low antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (5 mm) at 30 µg/disc. The total phenolic test showed that methanol has high phenolic content (162.25 mg GAE/g of extract) compared to the other extracts.Conclusions:The ability of the extracts to inhibit microbial growth at a concentration of 30 µg/disc indicated the its potent antimicrobial activity.

  2. Identifikasi kandungan Squalene dari Minyak Nyamplung (calophyllum inophyllum

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    Teguh Saputra

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    Full Text Available Sebuah studi baru mencatat temuan yang mengkhawatirkan. Sekitar 100 juta ekor ikan hiu mati setiap tahunnya. Berbagai eksploitasi telah dilakukan untuk keperluan manusia, salah satunya dengan memperdagangkan minyak hati ikan hiu, yang disebut squalene. Squalene kini menjadi salah satu bahan mahal untuk pembuatan kosmetik dan pelembap, serta kerap dijual dalam bentuk pil sebagai suplemen dan mampu mengobati berbagai penyakit. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mempelajari indentifikasi kandungan squalene (senyawa non polar dari minyak nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum. Identifikasi dilakukan melalui hasil ekstraksi multi stage 8 kali dilanjutkan dengan metode stirred batch-wise. Ekstraksi dilakukan sebagai alternatif saponifikasi. Metode stirred batch-wise dilakukan pada suhu -6°C sebanyak 5 batch dan dicampur menjadi satu sampel. Setelah sampel diuji dengan TLC dan GC-MS, komponen squalene dapat teridentifikasi dan ter-recovery 100% dengan kadar 1,71 %.

  3. Cytotoxic and Antibacterial Activities of Constituents from Calophyllum ferrugineum Ridley

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    Nurul Iman Aminudin

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    Full Text Available This study evaluated the chemical composition of Calophyllum ferrugineum, cytotoxicity against human breast cancer (MCF-7 and human lung carcinoma (A-549 cell lines as well as antibacterial activities against two Gram-positive bacteria, S. aureus and B. subtilis and two Gram-negative bacteria, P. aeruginosa and E. coli. Phytochemical investigations of the bark extract yielded isoapetalic acid (1, apetalic acid (2, 6-hydroxy-2-methoxyxanthone (3 and ent-epicatechin (4. Meanwhile, betulinic acid (5, protocatechuic acid (6 and amentoflavone (7 were isolated from the leave extract. Isoapetalic acid (1 and apetalic acid (2 exhibited cytotoxic activities towards both cancer cell lines and both Gram-positive bacteria. Compounds (3-7 were inactive or showed moderate activities towards cytotoxic and antibacterial tests. This study presents the first report on the phytochemicals investigation from C. ferrugineum and all compounds are reported for the first time from this source.

  4. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Hedyosmum brasiliense Miq., Chloranthaceae, essential oil

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    Karoline Kirchner; Alberto Wisniewski Jr; Alexandre Bella Cruz; Maique W. Biavatti; Netz, Daisy J. A.

    2010-01-01

    Hedyosmum brasiliense Miq., Chloranthaceae, is an endemic species of Brazil, locally known as "cidrão". Although H. brasiliense is popularly used as sedative, chemical constituents of this species remains uncharacterized. This work presents the essential oil composition, obtained by distillation of the fresh leaves and from a stored sample for three months, analysed by GC-FID and GC-MS. The inhibitory effects of essential oil were tested by the agar dilution method against six bacterial speci...

  5. The Quality of Transparent Soap from Farmer's Crude Calophyllum Seed Oil

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    Sawarni Hasibuan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Calophyllum inophyllum plants is one of the potential non-edible vegetable oil in Indonesia. Currently, the utilization of C. inophyllum seed oils directed for biofuels such as biodiesel feedstock. The oleochemical product diversification of C. inophyllum seed oil into transparent soap products is prospective to be developed, considering its utilization that does not compete with edible oil.  The purpose of this research is to obtain the best conditions for the production process of C. inophyllum seed oil transparent soap. The research process is conducted in two phases. The first is the determination of the basic formula of transparent soap from C. inophyllum seed oil, and the second is the improvement of the organoleptic quality of the Calophyllum transparent soap.  The research design used is the completely randomized factorial design with two treatments, i.e. the addition of olive oil and ethanol.  The determination of the best formula for Calophyllum transparent soap is based on the weighting method on a number of physicochemical and organoleptic criteria. The results of the research show that the addition of olive oil and ethanol has a significant effect on the amount of Calophyllum transparent soap suds (P<0,05.  The quality improvement of Calophyllum transparent soap is conducted with the addition of honey, fragrance, and coloring agent. The addition of honey has a significant effect on the transparency and color of Calophyllum transparent soap (P<0,05. The addition of fragrance types has a significant effect on transparency, color and aroma (P<0,05, but does not have a significant effect on the hedonic test on texture and impression after use (P>0,06.  Based on the composite weighting method, the most preferred formula for Calophyllum transparent soap according to the panelists is the use of olive oil 5%, ethanol 15%, honey 0,3%, and floral fragrance 1%. This  best condition for Calophyllum transparent soap are able to meet the

  6. New Bergamotane Sesquiterpenoids from the Plant Endophytic Fungus Paraconiothyrium brasiliense.

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    Guo, Zhe; Ren, Fengxia; Che, Yongsheng; Liu, Gang; Liu, Ling

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    Brasilamides K-N (1-4), four new bergamotane sesquiterpenoids; with 4-oxatricyclo (3.3.1.0 (2,7))nonane (1)and 9-oxatricyclo(4.3.0.0 (4,7))nonane (2-4) skeletons; were isolated from the scale-up fermentation cultures of the plant endophytic fungus Paraconiothynium brasiliense Verkley. The previously identified sesquiterpenoids brasilamides A and C (5 and 6) were also reisolated in the current work. The structures of 1-4 were elucidated primarily by interpretation of NMR spectroscopic data. The absolute configurations of 1-3 were deduced by analogy to the co-isolated metabolites 5 and 6; whereas that of C-12 in 4 was assigned using the modified Mosher method. The cytotoxicity of all compounds against a panel of eight human tumor cell lines were assayed. PMID:26274948

  7. Thermal and catalytic slow pyrolysis of Calophyllum inophyllum fruit shell.

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    Alagu, R M; Sundaram, E Ganapathy; Natarajan, E

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    Pyrolysis of Calophyllum inophyllum shell was performed in a fixed bed pyrolyser to produce pyrolytic oil. Both thermal (without catalysts) and catalytic pyrolysis process were conducted to investigate the effect of catalysts on pyrolysis yield and pyrolysis oil characteristics. The yield of pyrolytic oil through thermal pyrolysis was maximum (41% wt) at 425 °C for particle size of 1.18 mm and heating rate of 40 °C/min. In catalytic pyrolysis the pyrolytic oil yield was maximum (45% wt) with both zeolite and kaolin catalysts followed by Al2O3 catalyst (44% wt). The functional groups and chemical components present in the pyrolytic oil are identified by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques. This study found that C. inophyllum shell is a potential new green energy source and that the catalytic pyrolysis process using zeolite catalyst improves the calorific value and acidity of the pyrolytic oil. PMID:26162524

  8. The mortality of Caryocar brasiliense in northern Minas Gerais State, Brazil =Mortalidade de Caryocar brasiliense no norte do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Nilza de Lima Pereira Sales

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this work was to study the percentage of healthy trees, living trees and healthy branches and the renewal (natural propagation of Caryocar brasiliense associated with the properties of soil, the floristic diversity and the canopy size of this plant. Lower proportions of live C. brasiliense trees and of healthy branches were found in the Savanna of Ibiracatu, where only 30% of the trees were healthy and without visible signs of attack by wood borers and by Phomopsis sp. We observed that C. brasiliense trees in areas where the soils contained higher levels of summed chemical bases and total sand (fine + gross were less healthy. Moreover, the areas whose soils contained higher levels of aluminum and clay had a higher percentage of healthy C. brasiliense trees and branches. Smaller percentages of live and healthy trees and healthy branches were noted in areas with higher floristic diversity. Overall, the higher mortality of C. brasiliense trees may be associated with a higher pH and a lower content of aluminum, silt and clay, with competition with other tree species for nutrients, water and light, with the attack of Cossidae and particularly with the attack of fungi, Phomopsis sp.O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a percentagem de árvores sadias, vivas, galhos sadios e taxa natural de regeneração (propagação natural de Caryocar brasiliense, associando com propriedades do solo, diversidade florística e tamanho de copa desta planta. As menores percentagens de árvores vivas de C. brasiliense e de galhos sadios foram observadas no cerrado de Ibiracatu, onde somente 30% destas estavam saudáveis, sem sinais visíveis de ataque do broqueador de tronco (Lepidoptera: Cossidae e do fungo Phomopsis sp. As árvores de C. brasiliense localizadas em áreas cujos solos continham maiores níveis de soma de bases e areia total (fina + grossa estavam menos saudáveis. Além disso, as áreas cujos solos continham maiores níveis de alum

  9. Esterco bovino e calagem para formação de mudas de guanandi Cattle manure and liming for guanandi seedlings production

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    Adriana Guirado Artur; Mara Cristina Pessôa da Cruz; Manoel Evaristo Ferreira; Vitor Corrêa de Mattos Barretto; Renato Yagi

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, em casa de vegetação, os efeitos de doses de esterco bovino e de calcário na formação de mudas de guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambèss.). Foram avaliadas quatro doses de cada fator, combinadas em esquema fatorial 4x4. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente ao acaso com quatro repetições, e cada parcela continha cinco mudas. O substrato foi formado pela mistura, em volume, de oito partes de subsolo e duas partes de areia, e doses de esterco cor...

  10. Estudo microscópico da madeira de sete-capotes, campomanesia guazumaefolia (camb. Berg., Myrtaceae Microscopic study of the wood of Campomanesia guazumaefolia (Camb. Berg., Myrtaceae

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    Full Text Available São descritos os caracteres microcópicos da madeira de Campomanesia guazumaefolia (Camb. Berg. Dados quantitativos são apresentados e fornecidas fotomicrografias de sua estrutura anatômica. Foram observados poros de diâmetro muito pequeno, com placas de perfuração simples, pontoações ornamentadas e delgados espessamentos espiralados na parede. Destacam-se ainda o parênquima apotraqueal, raios heterogêneos, fibras com pontoações areoladas e a ausência de traqueídeos vasicêntricos.The wood anatomy of Campomanesia guazumaefolia (Camb. Berg is described in this paper. Quantitative data and photomicrographs of its structure are furnished. Very small pores, simple perforation plates, vestured pits and spiral thickenings on the vessel walls, were observed. The presence of apotracheal parenchyma, heterogeneous rays and bordered pits on fiber walls are also important features of the wood studied, as well as the absence of vasicentric tracheids.

  11. Caloxanthones O and P: Two New Prenylated Xanthones from Calophyllum inophyllum

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Chemical investigation of the EtOH extract of the twigs of Calophyllum inophyllum collected in Hainan Province of China resulted in the isolation of two new prenylated xanthones, caloxanthone O (1 and caloxanthone P (2. Their structures were elucidated by a study of their physical and spectral data. Compound 1 exhibited cytotoxicity against human gastric cancer cell line (SGC-7901,with an IC50 value of 22.4 μg mL-1.

  12. The Quality of Transparent Soap from Farmer's Crude Calophyllum Seed Oil

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    Sawarni Hasibuan; Sahirman Sahirman; Amar Ma’ruf

    2014-01-01

    Calophyllum inophyllum plants is one of the potential non-edible vegetable oil in Indonesia. Currently, the utilization of C. inophyllum seed oils directed for biofuels such as biodiesel feedstock. The oleochemical product diversification of C. inophyllum seed oil into transparent soap products is prospective to be developed, considering its utilization that does not compete with edible oil.  The purpose of this research is to obtain the best conditions for the production process of C. inophy...

  13. Processamento e estudo da estabilidade de pasta de pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Processing and stability study of pequi paste (Caryocar brasiliense

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    Aroldo Arévalo-Pinedo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho de pesquisa teve como objetivo desenvolver um processo de obtenção de pasta de pequi (Caryocar brasiliense para uso culinário e avaliar a sua estabilidade quando acondicionada em embalagens de plástico e de vidro durante 180 dias de armazenamento. O processamento da pasta envolveu: descascamento, retirada da polpa em forma de lascas, obtenção da pasta em liquidificador, acidificação do produto com ácido cítrico até um pH The aim of this paper was to develop a process to obtain a salted and unsalted pequi paste for culinary use and to evaluate its stability when packed in plastic or in glass jars during 180 days of storage. The process included peeling of pequi fruit, pulp cutting, obtain the paste with the use of a blender, acidification of the product with citric acid at a pH < 4,5, addition 10% of NaCl (to avoid the development of deteriorating microorganisms and enzymatic darkening, thermal treatment at 80 ºC during 10 minutes, and hot filling in plastic and glass jars. The final product was submitted to microbiological and physicochemical analysis of the pH values and acidity and color evaluation. The results showed what the acidification with citric acid and hot filling process was effective to establish commercial sterility to the pequi paste in glass jars during a four-month period. The paste was more stable when packed in glass jars than in plastic jars with respect to microbiological and physicochemical analysis and color degradation during the four-month period.

  14. Anti-inflammatory Activity of Ethanolic Extracts of Leaf and Stem Bark of Calophyllum inophyllum on Albino Wistar Rats

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    Mirza Danish Baig

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to conduct phytochemical screening, perform acute oral toxicity effect and to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effect of ethanolic extracts of leaf and stem bark of Calophyllum inophyllum on albino Wistar rats. Carrageenan induced paw edema and cotton pellet granuloma techniques were applied to determine anti-inflammatory properties of the extracts. Extracts were administered orally. Acute oral toxicity studies were conducted using the OECD guidelines 423 Annexure – 2d. The results indicate the mortality was not observed during the toxicity studies and maximum safe does was determined. The anti-inflammatory effect of the extracts showed significant dose dependent effect (200 mg/kg b.w and 400 mg/kg b.w on both acute and chronic models of inflammation i.e., carrageenan induced paw edema and cotton pellet granuloma respectively. Additionally, Calophyllum inophyllum leaves extract showed more activity compared to Calophyllum inophyllum stem bark extract.

  15. Mevalonosomes: specific vacuoles containing the mevalonate pathway in Plocamium brasiliense cortical cells (Rhodophyta).

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    Paradas, Wladimir Costa; Crespo, Thalita Mendes; Salgado, Leonardo Tavares; de Andrade, Leonardo Rodrigues; Soares, Angélica Ribeiro; Hellio, Claire; Paranhos, Ricardo Rogers; Hill, Lilian Jorge; de Souza, Geysa Marinho; Kelecom, Alphonse Germaine Albert Charles; Da Gama, Bernardo Antônio Perez; Pereira, Renato Crespo; Amado-Filho, Gilberto Menezes

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    This paper has identified, for the first time in a member of the Rhodophyta, a vacuolar organelle containing enzymes that are involved in the mevalonate pathway-an important step in red algal isoprenoid biosynthesis. These organelles were named mevalonosomes (Mev) and were found in the cortical cells (CC) of Plocamium brasiliense, a marine macroalgae that synthesizes several halogenated monoterpenes. P. brasiliense specimens were submitted to a cytochemical analysis of the activity of the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA synthase (HMGS). Using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), we confirmed the presence of HMGS activity within the Mev. Because HMGS is necessary for the biosynthesis of halogenated monoterpenes, we isolated a hexanic fraction (HF) rich in halogenated monoterpenes from P. brasiliense that contained a pentachlorinated monoterpene as a major metabolite. Because terpenes are often related to chemical defense, the antifouling (AF) activity of pentachlorinated monoterpene was tested. We found that the settlement of the mussel Perna perna was reduced by HF treatment (2.25 times less than control; 40% and 90% of fouled surface, respectively; P = 0.001; F9,9 = 1.13). The HF (at 10 μg · mL(-1) ) also inhibited three species of fouling microalgae (Chlorarachnion reptans, Cylindrotheca cloisterium, and Exanthemachrysis gayraliae), while at a higher concentration (50 μg · mL(-1) ), it inhibited the bacteria Halomonas marina, Polaribacter irgensii, Pseudoalteromonas elyakovii, Shewanella putrefaciens, and Vibrio aestuarianus. The AF activity of P. brasiliense halogenated monoterpenes and the localization of HMGS activity inside Mev suggest that this cellular structure found in CC may play a role in thallus protection against biofouling. PMID:26986518

  16. Fluorescent Staining Technique for Nucleoid Regions of Streptosporangium albidum and Streptosporangium brasiliense

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    Speth, J. L.; Nash, C H

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    Fluorescent staining procedures were developed for elucidating the nucleoid region in Streptosporangium albidum and Streptosporangium brasiliense. In these procedures, plugs of nutrient agar were inoculated with the microorganims and then covered with a sterile glass slide. The growing cells adhered to the surface of the slide and remained attached throughout the staining procedures. Two separate staining methods were utilized, one with bisbenzimid H33258 and the other with auramine O. Fluore...

  17. Hydrocracking of Calophyllum inophyllum Oil With Non-sulfide CoMo Catalysts

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    Rismawati Rasyid

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This research was aimed to convert Calophyllum inophyllum kernel oil into liquid fuel through hydro-cracking process using non-sulfide CoMo catalysts. The experiment was carried out in a pressurized re-actor operated at temperature and pressure up to 350 oC and 30 bar, respectively. The CoMo catalysts used in the experiment were prepared by 10 wt.% loading of cobalt and molybdenum solutions over various supports, i.e. γ-Al2O3, SiO2, and γ-Al2O3-SiO2 through impregnation method. It is figured out from the experiment that non-sulfide CoMo based catalysts have functioned well in the hydrocracking conversion of Calophyllum inophyllum kernel oil into fuels, such as gasoline, kerosene, and gasoil. The CoMo/γ-Al2O3 catalyst resulted higher conversion than CoMo/SiO2 and CoMo/γ-Al2O3-SiO2. The fuel yields were 25.63% gasoline, 17.31% kerosene, and 38.59% gasoil. The fuels obtained in this research do not contain sulfur compounds so that they can be categorized as environmentally friendly fuels. © 2015 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reservedReceived: 24th March 2014; Revised: 25th November 2014; Accepted: 26th November 2014How to Cite: Rasyid, R., Prihartantyo, A., Mahfud, M., Roesyadi, A. (2015. Hydrocracking of Calophyllum inophyllum Oil With Non-sulfide CoMo Catalysts. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 10 (1: 61-69. (doi:10.9767/bcrec.10.1.6597.61-69Permalink/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.10.1.6597.61-69

  18. Gestão ambiental de sistemas agroflorestais com Guanandi(Calophyllum braziliense).

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    Devide, Antonio Carlos Pries

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    Em Pindamonhangaba (SP), os sistemas agroflorestais com Guanandi (Calophyllum braziliense) em áreas várzeas e terraços fluviais estão sendo pesquisados na Fazenda Coruputuba. No ano de 2007, o proprietário redefiniu o uso do solo da propriedade: 10 ha de várzeas antes cultivadas com arroz passaram ao domínio do guanandi; introduziu acácia (Acacia mangium) em 17ha de terraços substituindo o eucalipto, e prosseguiu o plantio em pastagens formadas após o corte do eucalipto, totalizando 34ha de a...

  19. Gênero Calophyllum: importância química e farmacológica

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    Noldin Vânia Floriani

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    Full Text Available The Calophyllum genus (Clusiaceae is composed of about 200 species, with a pantropical distribution. Some species are medicinal and are used against several diseases, including gastric ulcers, infectious pathologies, painful, inflammatory processes and as molluscicidal. A search in the literature regarding the chemical and biological aspects of these plants indicates cytotoxic activity against several cell lines, inhibition of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase, antisecretory and cytoprotective properties, antinociceptive, molluscicidal and antimicrobial effects, among others, related particularly to the presence of coumarins, xanthones, flavonoids, and triterpenes.

  20. Hydrocracking of Calophyllum inophyllum Oil With Non-sulfide CoMo Catalysts

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    Rismawati Rasyid; Adrianto Prihartantyo; Mahfud Mahfud; Achmad Roesyadi

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    This research was aimed to convert Calophyllum inophyllum kernel oil into liquid fuel through hydro-cracking process using non-sulfide CoMo catalysts. The experiment was carried out in a pressurized re-actor operated at temperature and pressure up to 350 oC and 30 bar, respectively. The CoMo catalysts used in the experiment were prepared by 10 wt.% loading of cobalt and molybdenum solutions over various supports, i.e. γ-Al2O3, SiO2, and γ-Al2O3-SiO2 through impregnation method. It is figured ...

  1. The sacred construction: healers and religious practices in Cambé/Paraná

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    Gabriela Cristina Maceda Rubert

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This research seeks to comprehend the intrinsic relations of multiple memories present in the disposition of religious images of faith healer ladies in the city of Cambé. Through the dialogue with the oral source and the image source, we seek to relate the historic aspects to the particularities present in the studied cases. We reflected in this research on the concepts of identity, memory and healing present in these relations of exchange between the supernatural and the terrestrial, paying attention to the meaning of the plurality of images present in this space through the image analysis and the narratives and histories of ex-votes described in the faith healers testimony. The research discussed the religious reminiscences based on memories, identities and family heritages of the devotees, relating their particular and private lives with the processes of the Brazilian cultural and religious formation.

  2. Isolation and preparation of cytotoxic chromanone acids from the bark of Calophyllum dongnaiense

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    Nguyen, Tri Hieu; Hansen, Poul Erik; Duus, Fritz; Heilmann, Gørg; Pham, Dinh Hung; Nguyen, Lien Hoa Dieu

    2009-01-01

    Three chromanone acids, blancoic acid (1), isoblancoic acid (2) and chapelieric acid (3), were isolated from the bark of Calophyllum dongnaiense Pierre collected in Dong Nai Province. Their structures were elucidated using spectroscopic techniques (1-D and 2-D NMR, UV, IR and MS) as well as...

  3. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Hedyosmum brasiliense Miq., Chloranthaceae, essential oil

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    Karoline Kirchner

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Hedyosmum brasiliense Miq., Chloranthaceae, is an endemic species of Brazil, locally known as "cidrão". Although H. brasiliense is popularly used as sedative, chemical constituents of this species remains uncharacterized. This work presents the essential oil composition, obtained by distillation of the fresh leaves and from a stored sample for three months, analysed by GC-FID and GC-MS. The inhibitory effects of essential oil were tested by the agar dilution method against six bacterial species (Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and S. saprophyticus. In addition, six fungal species (Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, Microsporum canis, M. gypseum, Trichophyton rubrum and T. mentagrophytes were included. Among the determined constituents, α-terpineol (10.2%, curzerene (8.9%, pinocarvone (8.4% and β-thujene (7.1% were found as the main components. The essential oil has only low activity against Gram-negative microorganisms. However, is remarkable active against Gram-positive bacteria and fungi with MIC values ranging from 0.125 to 2.5% (v/v.Óleo essencial de Hedyosmum brasiliense Miq., Chloranthaceae: composição e atividade antimicrobiana. Hedyosmum brasiliense Miq. Chloranthaceae, é uma espécie endêmica no Brasil, conhecida como "cidrão". Embora H. brasiliense seja utilizada como calmante na medicina popular, não foi ainda caracterizada quanto aos constituintes químicos. Este trabalho apresenta a composição do óleo essencial, obtido pela destilação de folhas frescas e de amostra de óleo essencial armazenada por três meses, analisadas por GC-FID e CG-MS. Os efeitos inibitórios do óleo essencial foram testados pelo método da diluição em agar, contra seis espécies de bactérias (Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus e S. saprophyticus. Adicionalmente, seis espécies de fungos (Candida albicans

  4. Aplicações de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares no gênero Calophyllum sp. em restauração ambiental e sistemas agroflorestais.

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    Devide, Antonio Carlos Pries

    2012-01-01

    O gênero Calophyllum spp., nativo das Américas representa uma oportunidade econômica de restauração ambiental. O uso de micorrizas potencializa o crescimento e melhora o desenvolvimento vegetal, em reflorestamentos e sistemas agroflorestais. Essa revisão pretende oferecer uma visão ampla do estado da arte do emprego de micorrizas no gênero Calophyllum sp.

  5. An antifungal gamma-pyrone and xanthones with monoamine oxidase inhibitory activity from Hypericum brasiliense.

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    Rocha, L; Marston, A; Kaplan, M A; Stoeckli-Evans, H; Thull, U; Testa, B; Hostettmann, K

    1994-08-01

    A new gamma-pyrone (hyperbrasilone), three known xanthones (1,5-dihydroxyxanthone, 5-hydroxy-1-methoxyxanthone and 6-deoxyjacareubin) and betulinic acid have been isolated from a dichloromethane extract of stems and roots of Hypericum brasiliense. Their structures were established by spectroscopic methods (UV, EI-MS, 1H and 13C NMR) and that of the gamma-pyrone was confirmed by X-ray crystallography. Hyperbrasilone and the xanthones were all antifungal against Cladosporium cucumerinum, while the three xanthones showed differing degrees of inhibition of monoamine oxidase A and B. PMID:7765428

  6. Caloxanthone C: a pyranoxanthone from the stem bark of Calophyllum soulattri

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    Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Tahir

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The title compound [systematic name: 5,10-dihydroxy-2,2-dimethyl-12-(2-methylbut-3-en-2-ylpyrano[3,2-b]xanthen-6(2H-one], C23H22O5, isolated from the stem bark of Calophyllum soulattri, consists of four six-membered rings and a 2-methylbut-3-en-2-yl side chain. The tricyclic xanthone ring system is almost planar [maximum deviation = 0.093 (2 Å], whereas the pyranoid ring is in a distorted boat conformation. The 2-methylbut-3-en-2-yl side chain is in a synperiplanar conformation. There are two intramolecular O—H...O hydrogen bonds. In the crystal, molecules are linked by C—H...O interactions, forming a zigzag chain propagating in [010].

  7. Utilization of Calophyllum inophyllum shell and kernel oil cake for reducing sugar production.

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    Cheng, Yu-Shen; Wu, Jang-Hong; Yeh, Li-Hsien

    2016-07-01

    This study is aimed at fully utilizing fruit biomass of Calophyllum inophyllum for reducing sugar production. The effects of pretreatment conditions and post reaction wash on the lignin removal and enzymatic hydrolysis of shell were investigated. The oil cake was also subjected to solvent extraction followed by enzymatic hydrolysis. The results showed that the sequential acid/alkaline pretreatment of C. inophyllum shell resulted in better delignification than alkaline or acid only pretreatment. The reducing sugar yields obtained from sequential acid/alkaline pretreated shell and solvent extracted oil cake were 0.24g/g and 0.66g/g, respectively. The results suggested that the shell and oil cake of C. inophyllum could also be feedstocks for reducing sugar production. PMID:27130225

  8. Influence of the extraction method and storage time on the physicochemical properties and carotenoid levels of pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. oil Influência do método de extração e do tempo de armazenamento sobre as propriedades físico-químicas e o teor de carotenóides do óleo de pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.

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    Milton Cosme Ribeiro

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to analyze the physicochemical properties and carotenoid levels of pequi oil obtained by different extraction methods and to evaluate the preservation of these properties and pigments during storage time. The pequi oil was obtained by solvent extraction, mechanical extraction, and hot water flotation. It was stored for over 180 days in an amber bottle at ambient conditions. Analyses for the determination of the acidity, peroxide, saponification and iodine values, coloration, total carotenoids, and β-carotene levels were conducted. The oil extraction with solvents produced the best yield and carotenoid levels. The oil obtained by mechanical extraction presented higher acidity (5.44 mg KOH.g-1 and peroxide values (1.07 mEq.kg-1. During the storage of pequi oil, there was an increase in the acidity and the peroxide values, darkening of the oil coloration, and a reduction of the carotenoid levels. Mechanical extraction is the less advantageous method for the conservation of the physicochemical properties and carotenoid levels in pequi oil.Este estudo objetivou analisar as propriedades físico-químicas e o teor de carotenoides totais do óleo de pequi (OP obtido por diferentes métodos de extração, bem como avaliar a conservação dessas propriedades e dos pigmentos durante o armazenamento. O OP foi obtido por extração com solventes, extração mecânica e flotação com água quente, e armazenado por 180 dias em frascos âmbar sob condições ambientes. Foram realizadas análises para determinação dos índices de acidez, peróxido, saponificação e iodo, da coloração e do teor de carotenoides totais e de β-carotenos. Verificou-se que a extração com solventes promoveu um maior rendimento em óleo e o maior valor de carotenoides totais. A extração mecânica resultou em um óleo com acidez (5,44 mg KOH.g-1 e índice de peróxido (1,07 mEq.kg-1 elevados. Ao longo do armazenamento do OP, houve aumento da acidez e do índice de peróxido, escurecimento do óleo e redução do teor de carotenoides. A extração mecânica foi o método menos vantajoso para a conservação das propriedades físico-químicas e do teor de carotenoides no óleo de pequi.

  9. Biodiesel Production from Non-Edible Beauty Leaf (Calophyllum inophyllum) Oil: Process Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

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    Mohammad I. Jahirul; Wenyong Koh; Richard J. Brown; Wijitha Senadeera; Ian O'Hara; Lalehvash Moghaddam

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, the beauty leaf plant (Calophyllum Inophyllum) is being considered as a potential 2nd generation biodiesel source due to high seed oil content, high fruit production rate, simple cultivation and ability to grow in a wide range of climate conditions. However, however, due to the high free fatty acid (FFA) content in this oil, the potential of this biodiesel feedstock is still unrealized, and little research has been undertaken on it. In this study, transesterification of beau...

  10. Allelopathic potential of extracts the from marine macroalga Plocamium brasiliense and their effects on pasture weed

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    Rainiomar Raimundo da Fonseca

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Four extracts from the marine red alga Plocamium brasiliense (Greville M.A.Howe & W.R.Taylor were prepared to identify and characterize their potential allelopathic effects on seed germination, radicle elongation and hypocotyl development of the weeds Mimosa pudica L. and Senna obtusifolia (L. Irwin & Barneby. The four extracts were prepared in a sequence of solvents of increasing polarity: n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and ethanol/water (7:3. The germination bioassay was carried out at 25 °C with a 12 h photoperiod and the radicle elongation and hypocotyl development at 25 °C with a 24 h photoperiod. The dichloromethane extract showed inhibitory effects on seed germination of both plants (35 and 14%, respectively, in M. pudica and S. obtusifolia, radical germination (52 and 41.7%, respectively and hypocotyl development (17.1 and 25.5%, respectively. Given the high sensitivity of this parameter to the potential allelopathic effects and the insufficient number of references found in the literature, these results are expected to stimulate new tests with other species of marine algae. Given the high sensitivity of the method for the detection of allelopathic potential, the species P. brasiliense emerges as a possible source of allelopathic substances against weed species. The results are attributed to the chemical composition, especially in relation to the presence of halogenated monoterpenes.

  11. The phytochemical content and antimicrobial activities of Malaysian Calophyllum canum (stem bark).

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    Alkhamaiseh, Suhaib Ibrahim; Taher, Muhammad; Ahmad, Farediah; Qaralleh, Haitham; Althunibat, Osama Yousef; Susanti, Deny; Ichwan, Solachuddin-Jauhari Arief

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    Recently there was huge increase in using of 'herbal products'. These can be defined as plants, parts of plants or extracts from plants that are used for curing disease. However, Calophyllum species is a tropical plant and it has been used in traditional medicine, the limitation in safety and effectiveness information could lead to serious health problems. Providing information for communities by evaluating the phytochemical contents, antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities will improve the therapeutic values. Three main Calophyllum canum fractions (none - high polar) were tested to find out the phenolic, flavonoid, flavonol content, DPPH radical scavenging, reducing power and chelating iron ions. Also were tested against Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Psedomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and Cryptococcus neoformans. In addition, cytotoxic activity was assayed against lung cancer A549 cell line. The methanol fraction showed no bioactivity but achieved the highest amount of phenolic, flavonol and flavonoid contents, also it showed a significant result as antioxidant, reducing power and chelating agent. The n-hexane fraction achieved the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value 12.5 μg. mL(-1) against B. cereus while the MIC value for DCM fraction was 25 μg. mL(-1). The DCM fraction was more active against S. aureus where the result was 50 μg. mL(-1) while the n-hexane fraction was 100 μg. mL(-1). The three main fractions have shown no activity against gram negative bacterial and fungal. The n-hexane and DCM fractions have shown cytotoxicity against lung cancer cell line; the 50% inhibition concentration (IC(50)) was 22 ± 2.64 and 32 ± 3.78 μg. mL(-1) respectively. The results were statistically significant (P < 0.05). Among the results, C. canum fractions proved to be effective against gram positive bacterial and anti-proliferation activity. Also it showed antioxidant activity as well. The results provided

  12. Caracterização química do óleo essencial de Hypericum brasiliense Choisy

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    E.S. Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Hypericum brasiliense Choisy, planta da família Guttiferae, ocorre principalmente nas regiões Sudeste e Sul do Brasil. Em trabalhos anteriores foram isolados e identificados nesta espécie, dentre outras classes de compostos, xantonas, floroglucinóis e flavonóides. Apesar da presença de óleos essenciais ser uma característica do gênero, ainda não há registros na literatura da composição química do óleo essencial desta espécie. Neste trabalho foi realizado o estudo químico da fração volátil de H. brasiliense visando identificar e quantificar as substâncias químicas presentes através da cromatografia em fase gasosa acoplada a espectrômetro de massas equipado com banco de dados.

  13. Genetic diversity and antimicrobial activity of endophytic Myrothecium spp. isolated from Calophyllum apetalum and Garcinia morella.

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    Ruma, Karmakar; Sunil, Kumar; Kini, Kukkundoor R; Prakash, Harischandra Sripathy

    2015-11-01

    Calophyllum apetalum and Garcinia morella, medicinal plants are endemic to Western Ghats, Karnataka, India. Sixteen Myrothecium isolates were obtained from the tissues of bark and twigs of these plants. The purpose of this study was to explore the antimicrobial activity and genetic variability of the endophytic Myrothecium isolates. The antimicrobial activity as well as the genetic diversity of endophytic Myrothecium species was investigated through RAPD, ISSR and ITS sequence analysis. Myrothecium isolates were genotypically compared by RAPD and ISSR techniques, 510 and 189 reproducible polymorphic bands were obtained using 20 RAPD and ten ISSR primers respectively. The isolates grouped into four main clades and subgroups using unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean cluster analysis. rDNA ITS sequence analysis presented better resolution for characterising the isolates of Myrothecium spp. The clustering patterns of the isolates were almost similar when compared with RAPD and ISSR dendograms. The results signify that RAPD, ISSR and ITS analysis can be employed to distinguish the genetic diversity of the Myrothecium species. The endophytic and pathogenic strains were compared by maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood and neighbour joining methods. One isolate (JX862206) amongst the 16 Myrothecium isolates exhibited potent antibacterial and as well as anti-Candida activity. PMID:26409457

  14. Synthesis of cracked Calophyllum inophyllum oil using fly ash catalyst for diesel engine application

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    2015-04-16

    In this study, production of hydrocarbon fuel from Calophyllum inophyllum oil has been characterized for diesel engine application, by appraising essential fuel processing parameters. As opposed to traditional trans-esterification process, the reported oil was cracked using a catalyst, as the latter improves the fuel properties better than the former. In a bid to make the production process economically viable, a waste and cheap catalyst, RFA (raw fly ash), has been capitalized for the cracking process as against the conventional zeolite catalyst. The fuel production process, which is performed in a fixed bed catalytic reactor, was done methodologically after comprehensively studying the characteristics of fly ash catalyst. Significantly, fly ash characterization was realized using SEM and EDS, which demarcated the surface and internal structures of fly ash particles before and after cracking. After the production of hydrocarbon fuel from C. inophyllum oil, the performed compositional analysis in GC-MS revealed the presence of esters, parfins and olefins. Followed by the characterization of catalytically cracked C. inophyllum oil, suitable blends of it with diesel were tested in a single cylinder diesel engine. From the engine experimental results, BTE (brake thermal efficiency) of the engine for B25 (25% cracked C. inophyllum oil and 75% diesel) was observed to be closer to diesel, while it decreased for higher blends. On the other hand, emissions such as HC (hydrocarbon), CO (carbon monoxide) and smoke were found to be comparable for B25 with diesel. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Reproductive phenology of Calophyllum inophyllum in Yeppoon Australia and Meegoda Western Province, Sri Lanka

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    Subhash Hathurusingha; Nanjappa Ashwath; Kolitha Wijesekara; David Midmore

    2011-01-01

    Reproductive phenology of multiple use native plant Calophyllum inophyllum L.was studied in Yeppoon (23°7'60″ S,150°43′60″E),northern Australia (southern hemisphere) and in Meegoda (6°18′51″N,80°31′3″E),Sri Lanka (northern hemisphere).C.inophyllum trees in Yeppoon,Australia had relatively shorter flowering periods,shorter floral life spans,longer fruit life spans,smaller flowers and larger fruits compared to those in Meegoda,Sri Lanka.Although the number of flower buds/ inflorescence was comparatively higher in Meegoda,C.inophyllum trees in both locations had similar mean number of mature fruits/cluster due to the higher floral abscission in C.inophyllum trees at Meegoda.Despite having a comparatively lower fruit yield (664 000 fruts·ha-1·a-1),C.inophyllum trees in Yeppoon had higher kernel weights (2988.0±853.2 kg·ha-1·a-1) and oil yields (1 332.6±380.5 kg·ha-1·a-1)compared to those in Meegoda.

  16. Calophyllolide Content in Calophyllum inophyllum at Different Stages of Maturity and Its Osteogenic Activity

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    Wei-Hsien Liu

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Calophyllum inophyllum is a coastal plant rich in natural substances. Its ingredients have been used for the development of an anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV drug. In this study, we collected C. inophyllum fruit, and the ethanol extract of the fruit was chromatographically separated using silica gel and Sephadex LH-20 columns to obtain the major compound, calophyllolide. The fruits were harvested from September to December in 2011; a quantitative analysis of the calophyllolide content was conducted using HPLC to explore the differences between the different parts of the fruit during the growing season. The results showed that in fruits of C. inophyllum, calophyllolide exists only in the nuts, and dried nuts contain approximately 2 mg·g−1 of calophyllolide. The calophyllolide levels in the nuts decreased during maturity. In addition, calophyllolide dose-dependently enhanced alkaline phosphatase (ALP activity in murine osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells, without significant cytotoxicity. The expression of osteoblastic genes, ALP and osteocalcin (OCN, were increased by calophyllolide. Calophyllolide induced osteoblasts differentiation also evidenced by increasing mineralization and ALP staining.

  17. Performance and Emission Study of 4S CI Engine using Calophyllum Inophyllum Biodiesel with Additives

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    Avinash K Hegde

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Petroleum sourced fuels is now widely known as non-renewable due to fossil fuel depletion and environmental degradation. Renewable, carbon neutral, transport fuels are necessary for environmental and economic sustainability. Biodiesel derived from oil crops is a potential renewable and carbon neutral alternative to petroleum fuels. Chemically, biodiesel is mono alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from renewable feed stock like vegetable oils and animal fats. It is produced by transesterification in which, oil or fat is reacted with a monohydric alcohol in presence of a catalyst. The process of transesterification is affected by the mode of reaction condition, molar ratio of alcohol to oil, type of alcohol, type and amount of catalysts, reaction time and temperature and purity of reactants. In present work, calophyllum innophyllum seeds are used to produce biodiesel. In transesterification process, methanol and NaOH is used. The different blending of biodiesel is tested in CI engine and also emission characteristics are studied. Further, additive SC5D is also used. It is evident from the experiment that additive will improve the thermal efficiency of the engine and also it influence on emission characteristics.

  18. Seed bank estimation and regeneration studies of Calophyllum apetalum Willd., from Western Ghats of Karnataka

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    C. N. Prasanna Kumar

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Studies on the seed production, modes of dispersal and regeneration patterns of threatened tree species are crucial for the management of their genetic diversity. The seed bank estimation of Calophyllum apetalum was assessed from three different locations of Western Ghats of Karnataka, using two factorial completely randomized design. The results revealed the seeds are dispersed by hydrochory and mammalochory. The post seed dispersal, seed bank estimation studies yielded a high seed density near the base of tree trunks, but it was varied between the distances and locations. The results revealed seed densities are insignificant among the forest ranges and significant with the distances. The in-situ regeneration studies revealed an insignificant relationship between the mean regeneration among the forest ranges and the distances. Also, the ex-situ regeneration studies resulted an insignificant relationship among forest ranges and the distances from which the seeds were collected. The highest seed germination through ex-situ regeneration suggested it, as a best suitable method of conservation of this species.

  19. Effects of environmental and architechtural diversity of Caryocar brasiliense (Malpighiales: Caryocaraceae on Edessa ruformaginata (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae and its biology

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    Germano Leao Demolin Leite

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We studied the effect of environmental complexity and plant architecture on the abundance of the Edessa rufomarginata bugs in pastures and cerrado areas and its biology. We observed higher number of bugs on Caryocar brasiliense trees in the cerrado than pasture areas. Bugs were more abundant on leaves and branches rather than fruits. Caryocar brasiliense had greatest fruit production on pasture than in the cerrado areas. The abundance of bugs was correlated positively with aluminum, organic matter, and tree height, but negatively correlated by soil pH. Productivity of C. brasiliense were negatively correlated with aluminum, pH, and number of bugs, but positively correlated with phosphorus and calcium. The number of eggs per clutch was 14.3, their viability was 93% and the embryonic period was 6.9 days. The respective length and width of each instar were: first instar 3.3 mm and 2.4 mm, second 4.1 mm and 3.0 mm, third 6.7 mm and 3.0mm, and fourth 11.5 mm and 3.5 mm. The respective length and width of adults were: males, 15.8 mm and 8.6 mm and females, 17.3 mm and 9.1 mm. The sex ratio was 0.43, and the total duration of the life cycle of E. rufomarginata was 156 days.

  20. Culturas anuais para sistemas agroflorestais com Calophyllum braziliense em várzea e terraço fluvial.

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    Devide, Antonio Carlos Pries

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    A Mata Atlântica é um complexo de ecossistemas com elevada diversidade biológica; um dos biomas mais ameaçados do mundo pelas agressões às florestas; uma das cinco regiões do planeta de maior prioridade para a conservação. Em Pindamonhangaba, SP, vem sendo realizado experimentos de conversão agroflorestal de áreas de plantio de Guanandi (Calophyllum braziliense) em várzeas e terraços fluviais. O objetivo desse trabalho é buscar alternativas menos impactantes, rentáveis e com potencial de cont...

  1. Aspectos fisioanatômicos de plantas jovens de Cupania vernalis camb. submetidas a diferentes níveis de sombreamento Physioanatomy traits of leaves in young plants of Cupania vernalis camb. subjected to different shading levels

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    Érico de Castro Lima Jr.

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    Full Text Available Cupania vernalis Camb. (Sapindaceae é uma espécie freqüente em quase todas as formações florestais, principalmente em Cerrado e Mata de Galeria, abrangendo os Estados de Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso e São Paulo até o Rio Grande do Sul. Essa espécie se destaca, principalmente, pelo seu emprego em plantios mistos destinados à recuperação de áreas degradadas de preservação permanente, pelo fato de seus frutos serem muito apreciados e consumidos por pássaros e, ainda, na medicina popular contra asma e tosses convulsivas. O estudo da anatomia foliar é de grande importância para a compreensão da plasticidade adaptativa de uma espécie submetida a diferentes condições ambientais, por estar correlacionada com processos de trocas gasosas e assimilação de CO2 e outras características inerentes ao crescimento da planta. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se estudar o efeito de diferentes níveis de sombreamento (pleno sol, 30%, 50% e 70% sobre a anatomia foliar e trocas gasosas de plantas jovens de Cupania vernalis Camb. Os resultados indicaram maior taxa fotossintética e, ainda, incrementos na condutância estomática, espessura do limbo, número de estômatos por área e espessura de parede celular em folhas de plantas crescidas sob pleno sol e 30% de sombreamento. Foram observadas correlações positivas entre características de trocas gasosas e anatomia foliar. Pelos resultados, pôde-se concluir que a espécie em estudo apresenta grande plasticidade anatômica em relação aos níveis de sombreamento testados, favorecendo, assim, um melhor desenvolvimento das mudas sob diferentes condições ambientais.Cupania vernalis camb. (Sapindaceae is a species commonly found in almost all forest associations, mainly in savanna-like vegetation (cerrado and galeria woods, spreading over the states of Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, São Paulo and reaching as far as Rio Grande do Sul. The species stands out mainly by its use in mixed planting to recover

  2. Optimization of biodiesel production and engine performance from high free fatty acid Calophyllum inophyllum oil in CI diesel engine

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    Highlights: • Calophyllum inophyllum has been evaluated as a potential feedstock for biodiesel. • Acid and base catalyzed transesterification processes was used to produce biodiesel. • The physiochemical properties of CIME fulfilled specification of ASTM D6751. • Engine performance and emission are conducted for CIME and its blends. - Abstract: In the present study, crude Calophyllum inophyllum oil (CCIO) has been evaluated as a potential feedstock for biodiesel production. C.inophyllum oil has high acid value which is 59.30 mg KOH/g. Therefore, the degumming, esterification, neutralization and transesterification process are carried out to reduce the acid value to 0.34 mg KOH/g. The optimum yield was obtained at 9:1 methanol to oil ratio with 1 wt.%. NaOH catalyst at 50 °C for 2 h. On the other hand, the C.inophyllum biodiesel properties fulfilled the specification of ASTM D6751 and EN 14214 biodiesel standards. After that, the C.inophyllum biodiesel diesel blends were tested to evaluate the engine performance and emission characteristic. The performance and emission of 10% C.inophyllum biodiesel blends (CIB10) give a satisfactory result in diesel engines as the brake thermal increase 2.30% and fuel consumption decrease 3.06% compared to diesel. Besides, CIB10 reduces CO and smoke opacity compared to diesel. In short, C.inophyllum biodiesel can become an alternative fuel in the future

  3. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of Hypericum brasiliense (Willd standardized extract Atividades anti-inflamatória e analgésica de extratos padronizados de Hypericum brasiliense (Willd

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    Fábio F. Perazzo

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of the standardized leaves extract (HBSE of Hypericum brasiliense (Guttiferae were evaluated in animal models. Male Wistar rats were treated with H. brasiliense extract (50, 250 and 500 mg/kg, p.o. in 3% Tween 80 0.9% saline solution. The treatment of the edema induced by carrageenin with HBSE (500 mg/kg showed significant inhibition when compared to the control group. At this dose, the edema decreased by 31.25% in the third hour after treatment (edema peak, but the dose of 50 mg/kg has inhibited the edema by 53.13% (p As atividades antiinflamatória e antinociceptiva do extrato padronizado de Hypericum brasiliense (HBSE (Guttiferae foi avaliada em modelos animais. Ratos Wistar machos foram tratados com extrato de H. brasiliense (50, 250 e 500 mg/kg, v.o. em solução 3% Tween 80 0,9% NaCl. O tratamento com HBSE (500 mg/kg mostrou inibição significativa sobre o edema induzido por carragenina comparado ao grupo controle. Nessa dose, o edema foi reduzido em 31,25% na terceira hora (pico do edema após o tratamento, mas na dose de 50 mg/kg, o edema apresentou redução de 53,13% (p < 0,05. Ainda com a dose de 50 mg/kg, a diminuição do edema induzido por dextrana foi similar ao controle positivo, ciproeptadina. Houve diminuição na formação do tecido granulomatoso (6,6% comparável ao grupo controle. O HBSE também inibiu o número de contorções abdominais em 46,4%, estatisticamente igual ao controle positivo, tratado com indometacina (42,9%. Na dose de 250 mg/kg, houve inibição do número de contorções em 70,7% quando comparado ao grupo controle (p < 0,001. No teste da placa-quente, foi verificado aumento no tempo de latência com a dose de 50 mg/kg. Os resultados demonstram que o HBSE possui atividade antiinflamatória sobre processos agudos, principalmente quando sua gênese está relacionada à síntese dos derivados do ácido araquidônico, e seu efeito analgésico provavelmente

  4. Biodiesel Production from Non-Edible Beauty Leaf (Calophyllum inophyllum) Oil: Process Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

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    Mohammad I. Jahirul; Wenyong Koh; Richard J. Brown; Wijitha Senadeera; Ian O'Hara; Lalehvash Moghaddam

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, the beauty leaf plant (Calophyllum Inophyllum) is being considered as a potential 2nd generation biodiesel source due to high seed oil content, high fruit production rate, simple cultivation and ability to grow in a wide range of climate conditions. However, however, due to the high free fatty acid (FFA) content in this oil, the potential of this biodiesel feedstock is still unrealized, and little research has been undertaken on it. In this study, transesterification of beaut...

  5. Conservation of Campomanesia adamantium (CAMB. O. berg seeds in different packaging and at varied temperatures Conservação de sementes de Campomanesia adamantium (CAMB. O. berg em diferentes embalagens e temperaturas

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    Silvana de Paula Quintão Scalon

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This article aims at evaluating the effects of different packaging and varied storage temperatures on the germination potential of seeds of Campomanesia adamantium Camb. O. Berg. The seeds were packaged in glass, aluminum foil and plastic containers, or maintained inside intact fruits at 5, 10 and 15 ºC during 0, 7, 14 and 21 days. After these periods the seeds were sown in Germitest® germination paper and maintained in incubation chambers at 25 ºC under constant white light for 42 days. Seed moisture contents were evaluated both before and after storage, as well as germination percentages, germination speed index, root and aerial portion of seedlings lengths, and total dry weights. All possible combinations of packing materials, temperatures and storage times were tested, with four repetitions of 25 seeds for each treatment. C. adamantium seeds showed initial water contents of 31.5%. Glass and aluminum packaging were efficient at maintaining the water content of the seeds, and provided greater germination speed index than the other packaging materials. Germination percentages, seedlings lengths and dry weights did not vary among the different temperatures tested. C. adamantium seeds can be stored for up to 21 days at temperatures between 5 and 15 ºC without altering their physiological quality. In terms of cost-benefit efficiencies, these seeds can be stored without significant damage for 21 days while still inside the fruits at temperatures of 5, 10 or 15 ºC.Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o efeito de diferentes embalagens e temperaturas durante o armazenamento sobre o potencial de germinação das sementes de Campomanesia adamantium Camb. O. Berg. As sementes foram mantidas em embalagens de vidro, papel de alumínio, plástico e no interior do fruto, nas temperaturas de 5, 10 e 15 ºC, durante zero, sete, quatorze e 21 dias. Após esse período, as sementes foram semeadas em rolo de papel Germitest® e mantidas em B.O.D. a 25 º

  6. Production of palm and Calophyllum inophyllum based biodiesel and investigation of blend performance and exhaust emission in an unmodified diesel engine at high idling conditions

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    Highlights: • Biodiesel produced from palm and Calophyllum oil using trans-esterification process. • Produced biodiesels properties were compared with ASTM D6751 standards. • Engine performance and exhaust emissions were evaluated at high idling conditions. • Idling CO and HC emission was reduced using biodiesel–diesel blends. • For low percentages of biodiesel–diesel blends NOX emission increased negligibly. - Abstract: Rapid depletion of fossil fuels, increasing fossil-fuel price, carbon price, and the quest of low carbon fuel for cleaner environment – these are the reason researchers are looking for alternatives of fossil fuels. Renewable, non-flammable, biodegradable, and non-toxic are some reasons that are making biodiesel as a suitable candidate to replace fossil-fuel in near future. In recent years, in many countries of the world production and use of biodiesel has gained popularity. In this research, biodiesel from palm and Calophyllum inophyllum oil has been produced using the trans-esterification process. Properties of the produced biodiesels were compared with the ASTM D6751 standard: biodiesel standard and testing methods. Density, kinematic viscosity, flash point, cloud point, pour point and calorific value, these are the six main physicochemical properties that were investigated. Both palm biodiesel and Calophyllum biodiesel were within the standard limits, so they both can be used as the alternative of diesel fuel. Furthermore, engine performance and emission parameters of a diesel engine run by both palm biodiesel–diesel and Calophyllum biodiesel–diesel blends were evaluated at high idling conditions. Brake specific fuel consumption increased for both the biodiesel–diesel blends compared to pure diesel fuel; however, at highest idling condition, this increase was almost negligible. Exhaust gas temperatures decreased as blend percentages increased for both the biodiesel–diesel blends. For low blend percentages increase in NOX

  7. Atividade antibacteriana de floroglucinóis e do extrato hexânico de Hypericum brasiliense Choysi Antibacterial activity of the phloroglucinols and hexanic extract from Hypericum brasiliense Choysi

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    Hildegardo Seibert França

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Three phloroglucinols were obtained from Hypericum brasiliense: japonicine A (1, isouliginosin B (2 and uliginosin B (3. Bioautography and disk diffusion methods were used to determine antibacterial activity of the hexanic extract. Strains of the Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus and American Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones showed a growth inhibition zone ranging from 10 to 12 mm and 7 to 15 mm, respectively. Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC values were used to measure antistaphylococcal activity for all phloroglucinols. Isouliginosin B and uliginosin B presented MIC values of 1.5 and 3.0 µg/mL, respectively, while japonicine A displayed MIC value of 50.0 µg/mL.

  8. Morphological description of Amblyomma brasiliense Aragão, 1908 (Acari: Ixodidae larvae and nymphs Descrição morfológica de larvas e ninfas de Amblyomma brasiliense Aragão, 1908 (Acari: Ixodidae

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    Gustavo Seron Sanches

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The immature stages of Neotropical ticks are poorly known and in many cases have not been described. This work presents a morphological description of Amblyomma brasiliense larvae (F1 and a redescription of nymphs (F1. A. brasiliense is reported as one of the most aggressive ticks to humans in Brazil. Immature ticks obtained from a laboratory colony initiated from adult specimens collected in the Parque Estadual Intervales (24º 18' S and 48º 24' W, São Paulo, Brazil, were analyzed under scanning electron microscope, and also under light and stereoscopic microscopes. A. brasiliense larvae present basis capituli rectangular; short palpi; rounded idiosoma; coxa I with two spurs, the external one being longer than the internal one; and coxae II and III each with one short spur. Nymphs present basis capituli rectangular with a sharp pointed cornua; oval idiosoma with scutum reaching coxa III; coxa I with two evident spurs, the external one being longer than the internal one; coxae II-III each with one short spur; and coxa IV with a very short spur and chitinous tubercles on internal surface of posterior border of idiosoma. These morphological features, in association with chaetotaxy and porotaxy, should make possible the identification of immature Amblyomma ticks.Os estágios imaturos dos carrapatos Neotropicais são pouco conhecidos e, em muitos casos, não estão descritos. Este trabalho apresenta uma descrição morfológica das larvas (F1 e redescrição das ninfas (F1 do carrapato Amblyomma brasiliense, relatado como um dos ixodídeos mais agressivos ao homem no Brasil. Para este fim, carrapatos imaturos de uma colônia iniciada com espécimes adultos do Parque Estadual de Intervales, São Paulo, Brasil foram analisados sob microscopia eletrônica de varredura, microscopia de luz e lupa estereoscópica. Observou-se que larvas têm a base do capítulo retangular, palpos curtos e idiossoma arredondado, coxa I com dois espinhos, sendo o externo

  9. Experimental investigation of performance and regulated emissions of a diesel engine with Calophyllum inophyllum biodiesel blends accompanied by oxidation inhibitors

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    Highlights: • Calophyllum inophyllum biodiesel blends were evaluated using antioxidants. • Blend fuel properties met the ASTM D7467 specification. • Usage of antioxidants provided good stabilization with improved BP and BSFC. • Treated blends showed lower NOx but higher CO and HC compared to untreated blend. - Abstract: Biodiesel having higher unsaturation possesses lower oxidation stability, which needs treatment of oxidation inhibitors or antioxidants. It is expected that antioxidants may affect the clean burning characteristic of biodiesel. Calophyllum inophyllum Linn oil is one of the promising non-edible based feedstock which consists of mostly unsaturated fatty acids. This paper presents an experimental investigation of the antioxidant addition effect on engine performance and emission characteristics. Biodiesel (CIBD) was produced by one step esterification using sulfuric acid (H2SO4) as catalyst and one step transesterification using potassium hydroxide (KOH) as a catalyst. Two monophenolic, 2(3)-tert-Butyl-4-methoxyphenol (BHA) and 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol (BHT) and one diphenolic, 2-tert-butylbenzene-1,4-diol (TBHQ) were added at 2000 ppm concentration to 20% CIBD (CIB20). The addition of antioxidants increased oxidation stability without causing any significant negative effect of physicochemical properties. TBHQ showed the greatest capability in increasing stability of CIB20. The tests were carried out using a 55 kW 2.5 L four-cylinder diesel engine at constant load varying speed condition. The performance results indicate that CIB20 showed 1.36% lower mean brake power (BP) and 4.90% higher mean brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) compared to diesel. The addition of antioxidants increased BP and reduced BSFC slightly. Emission results show that CIB20 increased NOx but decreased CO and HC emission. Antioxidants reduced 1.6–3.6% NOx emission, but increased both CO and HC emission compared to CIB20. However, the level was below the

  10. Use of calophyllum inophyllum biofuel blended with diesel in DI diesel engine modified with nozzle holes and its size

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    Vairamuthu, G.; Sundarapandian, S.; Thangagiri, B.

    2016-05-01

    Improved thermal efficiency, reduction in fuel consumption and pollutant emissions from biodiesel fueled diesel engines are important issues in engine research. To achieve these, fast and perfect air-biodiesel mixing are the most important requirements. The mixing quality of biodiesel spray with air can be improved by better design of the injection system. The diesel engine tests were conducted on a 4-stroke tangentially vertical single cylinder (TV1) kirloskar 1500 rpm water cooled direct injection diesel engine with eddy current dynamometer. In this work, by varying different nozzles having spray holes of 3 (base, Ø = 0.280 mm), 4 (modified, Ø = 0.220 mm) and 5 (modified, Ø = 0.240 mm) holes, with standard static injection timing of 23° bTDC and nozzle opening pressure (NOP) of 250 bar maintained as constant throughout the experiment under steady state at full load condition of the engine. The effect of varying different nozzle configuration (number of holes), on the combustion, performance and exhaust emissions, using a blend of calophyllum inophyllum methyl ester by volume in diesel were evaluated. The test results showed that improvement in terms of brake thermal efficiency and specific fuel consumption for 4 holes and 5 holes nozzle operated at NOP 250 bar. Substantial improvements in the reduction of emissions levels were also observed for 5 holes nozzle operated at NOP 250 bar.

  11. Engine performance and emissions using Jatropha curcas, Ceiba pentandra and Calophyllum inophyllum biodiesel in a CI diesel engine

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    Biodiesel is a recognized replacement for diesel fuel in compressed ignition engines due to its significant environmental benefits. The purpose of this study is to investigate the engine performance and emissions produced from Jatropha curcas, Ceiba pentandra and Calophyllum inophyllum biodiesel in compressed ignition engine. The biodiesel production process and properties are discussed and a comparison of the three biodiesels as well as diesel fuel is undertaken. After that, engine performance and emissions testing was conducted using biodiesel blends 10%, 20%, 30% and 50% in a diesel engine at full throttle load. The engine performance shows that those biodiesel blends are suitable for use in diesel engines. A 10% biodiesel blend shows the best engine performance in terms of engine torque, engine power, fuel consumption and brake thermal efficiency among the all blending ratios for the three biodiesel blends. Biodiesel blends have also shown a significant reduction in CO2, CO and smoke opacity with a slight increase in NOx emissions. - Highlights: • The properties of JCME, CPME and CIME fulfill ASTM standard. • Engine performance and emission was conducted for JCME, CPME and CIME. • The B10 is the best engine performance and reduce in exhaust emission

  12. Biohydrogen and polyhydroxyalkanoate co-production by Enterobacter aerogenes and Rhodobacter sphaeroides from Calophyllum inophyllum oil cake.

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    Arumugam, A; Sandhya, M; Ponnusami, V

    2014-07-01

    The feasibility of coupled biohydrogen and polyhydroxyalkanoate production by Enterobacter aerogenes and Rhodobacter sphaeroides using Calophyllum inophyllum oil cake was studied under dark and photo fermentation conditions. The utilization of a non-edible acidic oil cake (C. inophyllum), and exploitation of a modified minimal salt media led to reduction in the cost of media. Cost of fermentation is reduced by implementation of alternate dark-photo fermentative periods and through the use of a co-culture consisting of a dark fermentative (E. aerogenes) and a photo fermentative (R. sphaeroides) bacterium. The biohydrogen and polyhydroxyalkanoate produced were 7.95 L H2/L media and 10.73 g/L media, respectively, under alternate dark and photo fermentation and were 3.23 L H2/L media and 5.6g/L media, respectively under complete dark fermentation. The characteristics of the oil cake and alternate dark (16 h) and photo (8h) fermentative conditions were found to be supportive in producing high biohydrogen and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) yield. PMID:24859207

  13. The Wound Healing and Antibacterial Activity of Five Ethnomedical Calophyllum inophyllum Oils: An Alternative Therapeutic Strategy to Treat Infected Wounds.

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    Teddy Léguillier

    Full Text Available Calophyllum inophyllum L. (Calophyllaceae is an evergreen tree ethno-medically used along the seashores and islands of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, especially in Polynesia. Oil extracted from the seeds is traditionally used topically to treat a wide range of skin injuries from burn, scar and infected wounds to skin diseases such as dermatosis, urticaria and eczema. However, very few scientific studies reported and quantified the therapeutic properties of Calophyllum inophyllum oil (CIO. In this work, five CIO from Indonesia (CIO1, Tahiti (CIO2, 3, Fiji islands (CIO4 and New Caledonia (CIO5 were studied and their cytotoxic, wound healing, and antibacterial properties were presented in order to provide a scientific support to their traditional use and verify their safety.The safety of the five CIO was ascertained using the Alamar blue assay on human keratinocyte cells. CIO wound healing properties were determined using the scratch test assay on human keratinocyte cells. CIO-stimulated antibacterial innate immune response was evaluated using ELISA by measuring β defensin-2 release in human derivative macrophage cells. CIO antibacterial activity was tested using oilogramme against twenty aerobic Gram- bacteria species, twenty aerobic Gram+ bacteria species, including a multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain and two anaerobic Gram+ bacteria species e.g. Propionibacterium acnes and Propionibacterium granulosum. To detect polarity profile of the components responsible of the antibacterial activity, we performed bioautography against a Staphylococcus aureus strain.Based on Alamar Blue assay, we showed that CIO can be safely used on keratinocyte cells between 2.7% and 11.2% depending on CIO origin. Concerning the healing activity, all the CIO tested accelerated in vitro wound closure, the healing factor being 1.3 to 2.1 higher compared to control when keratinocytes were incubated after scratch with CIO at 0.1%. Furthermore, our results

  14. Repellency to Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae) of plant essential oils alone or in combination with Calophyllum inophyllum nut oil.

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    Hieu, Tran Trung; Kim, Soon-Il; Lee, Sang-Guei; Ahn, Young-Joon

    2010-07-01

    The repellency to female Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) of 21 essential oils (EOs) alone or in combination with Calophyllum inophyllum L. (Clusiaceae) nut oil (tamanu oil) was examined using an exposed human hand bioassay. Results were compared with those of commonly used repellent N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET). In tests with six human male volunteers at a dose of 0.5 mg/cm2, patchouli (protection time [PT], 3.67 h) was the most effective EO but less active than DEET (4.47 h), as judged by the PT to first bite. Very strong repellency also was produced by clove bud, lovage root, and clove leaf EOs (PT, 3.50-3.25 h), whereas strong repellency was obtained from thyme white EO (2.12 h). Thyme red, oregano, and geranium EOs exhibited moderate repellency (PT, 1.24-1.11 h). At 0.25 mg/cm2, protection time of clove bud, clove leaf, and lovage root EOs (PT, approximately equal to 1 h) was shorter than that of DEET (2.17 h). An increase in the protection time was produced by binary mixtures (PT, 2.68-2.04 h) of five EOs (clove bud, clove leaf, thyme white, patchouli, and savory) and tamanu oil (0.25:2.0 mg/cm2) compared with that of either the constituted essential oil or tamanu oil alone (PT, 0.56 h). The protection time of these binary mixtures was comparable with that of DEET. With the exception of savory EO, the other EOs, tamanu oil, and binary mixtures did not induce any adverse effects on the human volunteers at 0.5 mg/cm2. Thus, binary mixtures of essential oils and tamanu oil described merit further study as potential repellents for protection from humans and domestic animals from biting and nuisance caused by S. calcitrans. PMID:20695272

  15. Biodiesel Production from Non-Edible Beauty Leaf (Calophyllum inophyllum Oil: Process Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM

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    Mohammad I. Jahirul

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, the beauty leaf plant (Calophyllum Inophyllum is being considered as a potential 2nd generation biodiesel source due to high seed oil content, high fruit production rate, simple cultivation and ability to grow in a wide range of climate conditions. However, however, due to the high free fatty acid (FFA content in this oil, the potential of this biodiesel feedstock is still unrealized, and little research has been undertaken on it. In this study, transesterification of beauty leaf oil to produce biodiesel has been investigated. A two-step biodiesel conversion method consisting of acid catalysed pre-esterification and alkali catalysed transesterification has been utilized. The three main factors that drive the biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester (FAME conversion from vegetable oil (triglycerides were studied using response surface methodology (RSM based on a Box-Behnken experimental design. The factors considered in this study were catalyst concentration, methanol to oil molar ratio and reaction temperature. Linear and full quadratic regression models were developed to predict FFA and FAME concentration and to optimize the reaction conditions. The significance of these factors and their interaction in both stages was determined using analysis of variance (ANOVA. The reaction conditions for the largest reduction in FFA concentration for acid catalysed pre-esterification was 30:1 methanol to oil molar ratio, 10% (w/w sulfuric acid catalyst loading and 75 °C reaction temperature. In the alkali catalysed transesterification process 7.5:1 methanol to oil molar ratio, 1% (w/w sodium methoxide catalyst loading and 55 °C reaction temperature were found to result in the highest FAME conversion. The good agreement between model outputs and experimental results demonstrated that this methodology may be useful for industrial process optimization for biodiesel production from beauty leaf oil and possibly other industrial processes as well.

  16. Indução de metabólitos secundários em plântulas de Hypericum brasiliense Choisy crescendo in vitro Induction of secondary metabolites in plantlets of Hypericum brasiliense Choisy in vitro

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    Mariella Araújo Luna Velloso

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A produção de rutina, quercetina, 1,5-diidroxixantona e ácido betulínico foi investigada em plântulas de H. brasiliense crescendo in vitro, sob a influência de ácido salicílico, polietilenoglicol, NaCl, 24-epibrassinolídeo, benzotiadiazole (BION, metiljasmonato e concentrações aumentadas de boro e nitrogênio no meio líquido de cultura. As avaliações foram feitas após 5 e 10 dias do início dos tratamentos. Os maiores aumentos de conteúdo foram observados com quercetina para boro e ácido salicílico aos 5 dias, e 24-epibrassinolídeo e BION aos 10 dias.The production of rutin, quercetin, 1,5-dihydroxyxanthone and betulinic acid was investigated in plantlets of H. brasieliense in vitro, and exposed to salycilic acid, poliethylene glycol, NaCl, 24-epibrassinolide, benzothiadiazole (BION, methyljasmonate and increased concentrations of boron and nitrogen in the liquid culture medium. Evaluations of the contents were carried out after 5 and 10 days of treatments. The highest increase was observed in quercetin in the salycilic acid and B treatments after 5 days of exposure, and in 24-epibrassinolide and BION after 10 days.

  17. Traditional knowledge and uses of the Caryocar brasiliense Cambess. (Pequi) by "quilombolas" of Minas Gerais, Brazil: subsidies for sustainable management.

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    Pinto, L C L; Morais, L M O; Guimarães, A Q; Almada, E D; Barbosa, P M; Drumond, M A

    2016-06-01

    Local knowledge of biodiversity has been applied in support of research focused on utilizing and management of natural resources and promotion of conservation. Among these resources, Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Cambess.) is important as a source of income and food for communities living in the Cerrado biome. In Pontinha, a "quilombola" community, which is located in the central region of State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, an ethnoecological study about Pequi was conducted to support initiatives for generating income for this community. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, participant observation, and crossing. The most relevant uses of Pequi were family food (97%), soap production (67%), oil production (37%), medical treatments (17%), and trade (3%). Bees were the floral visitors with the highest Salience Index (S=0.639). Among frugivores that feed on unfallen fruits, birds showed a higher Salience (S=0.359) and among frugivores who use fallen fruits insects were the most important (S=0.574). Borers (folivorous caterpillars) that attack trunks and roots were the most common pests cited. According to the respondents, young individuals of Pequi are the most affected by fire due to their smaller size and thinner bark. Recognition of the cultural and ecological importance of Pequi has mobilized the community, which has shown interest in incorporating this species as an alternative source of income. PMID:27058602

  18. Development and Validation of a GC-MS Method for Rapid Determination of Calophyllolide in Calophyllum inophyllum L.: A Quality Control Approach%Development and Validation of a GC-MS Method for Rapid Determination of Calophyllolide in Calophyllum inophyllum L.:A Quality Control Approach

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    Ha Minh Hien; Paul WS Heng; Nguyen Van Thi; Nguyen Khac Quynh Cu; Vo Thi Bach Hue

    2011-01-01

    AIM:To establish a GC-MS method for the determination of calophyllolide in Calophyllum inophyllum L.and its application in quality control of natural medicine.METHODS:Methanolic extract from Calophyllum inophyllum L.was prepared.Calophyllolide was isolated,purified and then identified to serve as a chemical marker for development and validation a GC-MS method according to ICH guideline and USP.The established method was proved to be useful in quality control with the aid of Principle Component Analysis (PCA),a multivariate data analysis technique.RESULTS:The proposed method was selective against mass spectral deconvoluting software AMDIS32.The linear range was from 3.125-50 tg.mL-1.The RSD of intra-and inter-day precision variations were less than 3% and the mean recovery was (101.22 ± 1.98) % (RSD = 1.95%).PCA was used to indicate a differentiation of batches in production as well as proving that calophyllolide has influence on the discrimination of extracts from different batches.CONCLUSION:The proposed capillary gas chromatography/mass spectrometric method for the determination of calophyllolide obtained from resin of Calophyllum inophyllum L.nut oil showed its suitability,simplicity,rapidity and precision,and it can be used for chemical assay.This is the first time such a technique was reported in literature.The multivariate data analysis technique was employed to provide an extensive but inclusive method for quality control of the extracts,to ensure consistency for batch to batch of extracts to be used for product development.

  19. Plant phenolic acids affect the virulence of Pectobacterium aroidearum and P. carotovorum ssp. brasiliense via quorum sensing regulation.

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    Joshi, Janak Raj; Burdman, Saul; Lipsky, Alexander; Yariv, Shaked; Yedidia, Iris

    2016-05-01

    Several studies have reported effects of the plant phenolic acids cinnamic acid (CA) and salicylic acid (SA) on the virulence of soft rot enterobacteria. However, the mechanisms involved in these processes are not yet fully understood. Here, we investigated whether CA and SA interfere with the quorum sensing (QS) system of two Pectobacterium species, P. aroidearum and P. carotovorum ssp. brasiliense, which are known to produce N-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) QS signals. Our results clearly indicate that both phenolic compounds affect the QS machinery of the two species, consequently altering the expression of bacterial virulence factors. Although, in control treatments, the expression of QS-related genes increased over time, the exposure of bacteria to non-lethal concentrations of CA or SA inhibited the expression of QS genes, including expI, expR, PC1_1442 (luxR transcriptional regulator) and luxS (a component of the AI-2 system). Other virulence genes known to be regulated by the QS system, such as pecS, pel, peh and yheO, were also down-regulated relative to the control. In agreement with the low levels of expression of expI and expR, CA and SA also reduced the level of the AHL signal. The effects of CA and SA on AHL signalling were confirmed in compensation assays, in which exogenous application of N-(β-ketocaproyl)-l-homoserine lactone (eAHL) led to the recovery of the reduction in virulence caused by the two phenolic acids. Collectively, the results of gene expression studies, bioluminescence assays, virulence assays and compensation assays with eAHL clearly support a mechanism by which CA and SA interfere with Pectobacterium virulence via the QS machinery. PMID:26177258

  20. Sistema agroforestal de yuca y guanandi (Calophyllum braziliense) en el Valle de Paraíba, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Devide, Antonio; De Castro, Cristina; Ribeiro, Raul de Lucena Duarte; Abboud, Antônio Carlos de Souza; Pereira, Marcos Gervasio; Assumpção, Patrick

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    La eliminación de vegetación ribereña y un uso intenso de terrazas en el Valle del Río Paraíba do Sul, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, han causado la degradación de la tierra y la lixiviación de nutrientes y sedimentos por la lluvia. En el año 2008, se introdujo el guanandi – Calophyllum braziliense (3x2m); árbol nativo resistente a inundaciones y productor de madera fina; después del corte de eucaliptos en las terrazas. En 2011 ha comenzado a conversión de agroforestería con un experimento en b...

  1. Cultivo de Calophyllum braziliense em várzea e terraço fluvial e seleção de espécies para a conversão agroflorestal.

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    Devide, Antonio C.P.; Ribeiro, Raul de Lucena Duarte; Abboud, Antônio Carlos de Souza; Pereira, Marcos Gervásio

    2012-01-01

    O cultivo agroflorestal de Guanandi - Calophyllum braziliense nas várzeas e terraços fluviais do Vale do Paraíba é sustentável e representa baixo impacto ambiental na principal bacia hidrográfica da região Sudeste do Brasil. Este estudo de caso contém informações do Projeto desenvolvido na centenária Fazenda Coruputuba, em Pindamonhangaba, SP. Aborda aspectos ecofisiológicos do gênero Calophyllum que torna o guanandi apto ao cultivo sob inundação e contém uma seleção de espécies adaptadas aos...

  2. Species Biological Characteristics of Christolea crassifolia Camb.in Three Populations%高原芥三个居群的物种生物学特性

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    任宏岩; 吾买尔夏提·塔汉; 周桂玲

    2011-01-01

    The study was used to overally reveal pollen morphology and phenotypic characteristics of chromosome karyotype.pollen morphology,leaf epidermal pollen morphology and phenotypic characteristics from Christolea crassifolia Camb. In thee populations of Pamirs plateau region by use of the principle and method of population. Our results showed that in the three populations,chromosomes (2n) were 14,I. E. Radix was seven. The dissymmetrical coefficients of karyotypes were 1A type. Three germinating holes were distributed in all pollens,channel reached two polars in cross section,and there were trifid roundness with meshy veins. However,there were difference in the pollen shape,grid mesh diameters and grid back width. The upper and lower epidermis of leaves were composed of polygon with three to six sides,their anticlinal walls were straight,stomata with kidney-shaped guard cells but without subsidiary cells were irregular on the surface of the upper and lower epidermis. This could be considered as a basis for classification. It was possible that the systemic evolution of Ch. Crassifolia was antiquate or original in Cruciferae.%运用居群生物学的原理和方法,对分布于帕米尔高原地区三个居群的高原芥(Christolea crassifolia Camb.)的染色体核型、花粉形态与叶表皮气孔形态进行了研究.结果表明,高原芥三个居群的染色体2n=14,基数为7;核型不对称系数均为1A型;花粉均具三沟萌发孔,沟长达两极,极面观均为具网状纹饰的三裂圆形,但在花粉形状、网眼直径及网脊宽度上均存在差异;叶上、下表皮细胞呈3~6条边组成的多边形,其垂周壁平直,上下表皮均有无规则的气孔分布,保卫细胞肾形,无副卫细胞,由此确定高原芥是十字花科系统演化上处于较古老位置或原始的类型.

  3. Systematic study on the TD-DFT calculated electronic circular dichroism spectra of chiral aromatic nitro compounds: A comparison of B3LYP and CAM-B3LYP

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    Komjáti, Balázs; Urai, Ákos; Hosztafi, Sándor; Kökösi, József; Kováts, Benjámin; Nagy, József; Horváth, Péter

    2016-02-01

    B3LYP is one of the most widely used functional for the prediction of electronic circular dichroism spectra, however if the studied molecule contains aromatic nitro group computations may fail to produce reliable results. A test set of molecules of known stereochemistry were synthesized to study this phenomenon in detail. Spectra were computed by B3LYP and CAM-B3LYP functionals with 6-311 ++G(2d,2p) basis set. It was found that the range separated CAM-B3LYP gives better predictions than B3LYP for all test molecules. Fragment population analysis revealed that the nitro groups form highly localized molecule orbitals but the exact composition depends on the functional. CAM-B3LYP allows sufficient spatial overlap between the nitro group and distant parts of the molecule, which is necessary for the accurate description of excited states especially for charge transfer states. This phenomenon and the synthesized test molecules can be used to benchmark theoretical methods as well as to help the development of new functionals intended for spectroscopical studies.

  4. Esterco bovino e calagem para formação de mudas de guanandi Cattle manure and liming for guanandi seedlings production

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    Adriana Guirado Artur

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, em casa de vegetação, os efeitos de doses de esterco bovino e de calcário na formação de mudas de guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambèss.. Foram avaliadas quatro doses de cada fator, combinadas em esquema fatorial 4x4. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente ao acaso com quatro repetições, e cada parcela continha cinco mudas. O substrato foi formado pela mistura, em volume, de oito partes de subsolo e duas partes de areia, e doses de esterco correspondentes a 0, 2, 4 e 6 partes que, em massa, equivalem a 0, 101, 175 e 229 kg m-3. As doses de calcário foram calculadas para elevar a saturação por bases (V% a 20, 35, 50 e 65%. Aos 120 dias, foram avaliados: altura, diâmetro do colo, número de folhas, área foliar e matéria seca das partes aérea e radicular das mudas. Em substrato constituído de subsolo+areia, a calagem e a adubação com esterco bovino não são necessárias para produção de mudas de guanandi.The effects of cattle manure and lime levels in substrate were evaluated to produce guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambèss. seedlings in greenhouse conditions. Four levels of each factor were evaluated, in a factorial scheme 4x4. The experimental design was completely randomized with four replicates, each plot with five seedlings. The substrate was obtained by the mixture of eight subsoil parts and two sand parts (v:v. The manure was applied in 0, 2, 4 and 6 parts, in volume, that correspond, in mass, to 0, 101, 175 and 229 kg m-3. Lime doses were calculated to increase the base saturation degree near to 20% (original subsoil sample, 35, 50 and 65%. Seedlings harvest was performed 120 days after transplant, when height, stem diameter, leaf number, leaf area, shoot and root dry matter were evaluated. For substrate constituted by subsoil+sand, the liming and the cattle manure are not necessary to produce guanandi seedlings.

  5. Conservação pós-colheita de guavira (Campomanesia adamantium Camb. sob diferentes revestimentos e temperaturas de armazenamento

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    Silvana de Paula Quintão Scalon

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a conservação pós-colheita de guavira (Campomanesia adamantium Camb. em diferentes revestimentos e temperaturas de armazenamento. Os frutos receberam os seguintes tratamentos: imersão em 1 carboxi metilcelulose a 1% (m/v (CMC; 2 pectina a 3%; 3 pectina + cloreto de cálcio a 3% (m/v, e 4 sem tratamento (ST, todos embalados em polietileno de baixa densidade (PEBD e armazenados por 0; 7; 14 e 21 dias em câmara B.O.D., nas temperaturas de 5; 10 e 15 ºC. A menor perda de massa e acidez titulável foram observadas a 5 ºC e na cobertura pectina + cálcio. O pH não variou entre as coberturas e manteve-se maior a 5 ºC. O teor de vitamina C foi maior sob efeito do revestimento de pectina + cálcio, com valores semelhantes aos iniciais a 5 °C e 10 ºC. Concluiu-se que as guaviras podem ser armazenadas por até 21 dias em temperatura de 5 ºC, revestidas com pectina + cálcio a 3%.

  6. Efeito do extrato húmico solúvel em água e biofertilizante sobre o desenvolvimento de mudas de Callophyllum brasiliense

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    Jader Galba Busato

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar os efeitos da aplicação de extrato húmico solúvel em água (EHSA, biofertilizante Hortbio® (HORT e a combinação dos dois produtos sobre o crescimento vegetativo, indicador fisiológico (medida do teor de clorofila e a capacidade de absorção de nutrientes em mudas de guanandi (Callophyllum brasiliense. A adição isolada ou em conjunto de EHSA e HORT não alterou a altura das mudas, o número de folhas, a matéria seca foliar e radicular e a área radicular e foliar durante a fase inicial de crescimento em viveiro. Entretanto, os teores de clorofila e N total aumentaram significativamente nas mudas que receberam os tratamentos HORT e EHSA+HORT. Além disso, a adição de HORT resultou em maiores teores de S, Zn, B, Mg, Mn e Cu nas plantas, enquanto a aplicação do ESHA aumentou os teores de K, Mg, S e B. Os teores de P e Ca não tiveram seus teores alterados pela aplicação dos tratamentos, mas a adição do EHSA e ESHA+HORT reduziram significativamente a absorção de Cu, Fe, Mn e Zn. Effects of water-soluble humic extract and biofertilizer on development of Callophyllum brasiliense seedlings The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of water-soluble humic extract (EHSA, Hortbio® biofertilizer (HORT and both compounds combination (EHSA+HORT on vegetative growth, nutrient absorption and chlorophyll levels in guanandi (Callophyllum brasiliense seedlings. Isolated and combined additions of EHSA and HORT did not affect seedlings height, number of leaves, leaf and root dry matter and leaf area during early stages of seedling growth. However, HORT and EHSA+HORT treatments increased chlorophyll levels and total N content. Addition of HORT resulted in S, Zn, Mg, Mn and Cu increases in the seedlings leaves, while ESHA application increased K, Mg, S and B. P and Ca levels were not altered by the treatments, however, addition of EHSA and EHSA+HORT reduced significantly the absorption of

  7. Efeito do extrato húmico solúvel em água e biofertilizante sobre o desenvolvimento de mudas de Callophyllum brasiliense

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    Jader Galba Busato; Daniel Basílio Zandonadi; Izadora Mendes de Sousa; Eduardo Barros Marinho; Leonardo Barros Dobbss; Alan Ribeiro Mól

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    O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar os efeitos da aplicação de extrato húmico solúvel em água (EHSA), biofertilizante Hortbio® (HORT) e a combinação dos dois produtos sobre o crescimento vegetativo, indicador fisiológico (medida do teor de clorofila) e a capacidade de absorção de nutrientes em mudas de guanandi (Callophyllum brasiliense). A adição isolada ou em conjunto de EHSA e HORT não alterou a altura das mudas, o número de folhas, a matéria seca foliar e radicular e a área radi...

  8. Transformation of the water soluble fraction from "alpeorujo" by Coriolopsis rigida: the role of laccase in the process and its impact on Azospirillum brasiliense survival.

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    Saparrat, Mario C N; Jurado, Miguel; Díaz, Rosario; Romera, Inmaculada Garcia; Martínez, María Jesús

    2010-01-01

    The objective of this work was to evaluate the ability of the white rot basidiomycete Coriolopsis rigida to detoxify the water soluble fraction from "alpeorujo" (WSFA), a solid by-product produced by the olive oil extraction industry and characterized by a high concentration of phenols which limits its use as fertilizer and/or amendment. C. rigida reduced the phenol content in the liquid media supplemented with WSFA at 10 and 20% (v/v) after 15d of incubation. The analysis of WSFA toxicity after fungal treatment showed that C. rigida was responsible for a significant increase in the survival rate of Azospirillum brasiliense, a N(2) fixing soil rhizobacterium which promotes plant growth. Supplementation of culture medium with CuSO(4) (300 microM) resulted in strong laccase induction thus facilitating higher phenol reduction and detoxification of WSFA. In vitro reactions using a crude extracellular preparation from laccase-active C. rigida showed phenol removal as well as detoxification of the WSFA at 20%. These results suggest that C. rigida reduces the phenol content of the WSFA through the effect of laccase on free phenolic compounds consequently decreasing the toxic effect on A. brasiliense, which suggests that the enzyme plays an important role in the process. These findings have implications in the management and revalorization of olive-mill residues treated with laccase-producing fungi and their potential impact on integrative agricultural systems including organic residues and the co-inoculation with microorganisms which can facilitate the growth of plants of agricultural interest. PMID:19875147

  9. Project in determination of crystal structure of nitrogen fixation proteins from azospirilum brasiliense and herbaspirilum seropedicae by synchrotron x-ray diffraction

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    Barbosa, Valma M.; Leggs, Luciana A.; Delboni, Luis F.; Chubatsu, LedaS.; Souza, Emanuel M.; Machado, Hidevaldo B.; Yates, Geoffrey M.; Pedrosa, Fabio O. [Parana Univ., Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Bioquimica

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    Full text. Biological nitrogen fixation is essential for maintaining the nitrogen cycle on earth and of high importance for Brazilian agriculture. The nitrogenase enzyme system, which provides the biochemical machinery for nitrogen fixation, consists of two component metalloproteins, the molybdenumiron (Mo Fe) protein and the iron (Fe) protein. Nitrogen fixation is a very energy-intensive process, requiring around 16 moles of ATP for each mol of N{sub 2} fixed (reduced). As a consequence, synthesis and activity of nitrogenase is tighty regulated at two levels: general and specific. The general level regulation is mediated by the ntr (nitrogen regulation) system. Two gene products are involved: the ntrB gene product (NtrB) is responsible for the activation of the ntrC gene product (NtrC) by phosphorylating a conserved Asp54, which activates the expression of the nifA gene. The nif specific control system is mediated by the NifA protein, which binds to a DNA specific sequence (UAS, Upstream Activator Sequence) and activates nif promoter transcriptions by RNA polymerase-{sup {alpha}54}, following ATP hydrolysis. The aim of this project is to solve the crystal structure of dinitrogenase reductase (iron protein) and dinitrogenase (molybdenum-iron protein) from Azospirilim brasiliense and the regulatory proteins NifA from Herbaspirillum seropedicae and NtrC Azospirillum brasiliense. The three dimensional structure of the proteins involved in this project will allow a better understanding of the mechanism of biological nitrogen fixation. To this end, the data collection will probably be done at the LNLS facilities which will be available in the near future. (author)

  10. Project in determination of crystal structure of nitrogen fixation proteins from azospirilum brasiliense and herbaspirilum seropedicae by synchrotron x-ray diffraction

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    Full text. Biological nitrogen fixation is essential for maintaining the nitrogen cycle on earth and of high importance for Brazilian agriculture. The nitrogenase enzyme system, which provides the biochemical machinery for nitrogen fixation, consists of two component metalloproteins, the molybdenumiron (Mo Fe) protein and the iron (Fe) protein. Nitrogen fixation is a very energy-intensive process, requiring around 16 moles of ATP for each mol of N2 fixed (reduced). As a consequence, synthesis and activity of nitrogenase is tighty regulated at two levels: general and specific. The general level regulation is mediated by the ntr (nitrogen regulation) system. Two gene products are involved: the ntrB gene product (NtrB) is responsible for the activation of the ntrC gene product (NtrC) by phosphorylating a conserved Asp54, which activates the expression of the nifA gene. The nif specific control system is mediated by the NifA protein, which binds to a DNA specific sequence (UAS, Upstream Activator Sequence) and activates nif promoter transcriptions by RNA polymerase-α54, following ATP hydrolysis. The aim of this project is to solve the crystal structure of dinitrogenase reductase (iron protein) and dinitrogenase (molybdenum-iron protein) from Azospirilim brasiliense and the regulatory proteins NifA from Herbaspirillum seropedicae and NtrC Azospirillum brasiliense. The three dimensional structure of the proteins involved in this project will allow a better understanding of the mechanism of biological nitrogen fixation. To this end, the data collection will probably be done at the LNLS facilities which will be available in the near future. (author)

  11. Kroyeria brasiliense sp. nov. (Copepoda, Kroyeriidaea gill parasite of the shark, Galeorhinus vitaminicus de Buen, in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil Kroyeria brasiliense sp. nov. (Copepoda, Kroyeriidae um parasito de guelras do tubarão, Galeorhinus vitaminicus de Buen, no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Full Text Available Kroyeria brasiliense sp. nov. from the shark, Galeorhinus vitaminicus de Buen, 1950, from Rio Grande do Sul, State, Brazil, is described on the basis of 14 adult females. The new species is superficially similar to Kroyeria deetsi Dippenaar, Benz & Olivier, 2000, but differs from it in the following characters. The maxillipeds of the new species are large and project well beyond the lateral margins of the cephalothorax. Those of K. deetsi are much smaller. The third endopodal segments of K. deetsi are twice as long as the second endopodal segments and are provided with prominent marginal denticles. The second and third endopodal segments of the new species are rounded, of similar length and lack teeth.Kroyeria brasiliense sp. nov. proveniente de guelras de G. vitaminicus de Buen, 1950 do Rio Grande do Sul, é descrita baseada em 14 fêmeas adultas. A nova espécie aproxima-se de Kroyeria deetsi Dippenaar, Benz & Oliver, 2000, mas a nova espécie se distingue por apresentar os maxilípedes grandes e estendendo-se bem além das margens do cefalotorax. Os terceiros segmentos dos endopoditos de K. deetsi são duas vezes mais cumpridos que os segundos e têm dentículos marginais proeminentes. Os segundos e terceiros segmentos dos endopoditos da nova espécie são arredondados, de tamanhos parecidos e carecem de dentículos.

  12. A loucura na fronteira entre a medicina e o direito: a elite médica em busca da legitimação socioprofissional nas páginas do Annaes Brasilienses de Medicina (1860-1880

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    Monique de Siqueira Gonçalves

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo examina o papel estratégico desempenhado pelo Annaes Brasilienses de Medicina - órgão oficial da Academia Imperial de Medicina -, na busca da elite médica pela legitimação socioprofissional no campo da medicina mental, visando a expansão de suas prerrogativas no âmbito das relações entre loucura, responsabilidade penal, direitos civis e medicina legal de 1860 a 1880.

  13. Equilibrium, thermodynamic and kinetic studies for the biosorption of aqueous lead(II) ions onto the seed husk of Calophyllum inophyllum

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    Biosorption of lead(II) ions from aqueous solution onto the seed husk of Calophyllum inophyllum was investigated in a batch system. Equilibrium, thermodynamics and kinetic studies were conducted by considering the effects of pH, initial metal ion concentration, contact time, and temperature. The results showed that the uptake of the metal ions increased with increase in initial metal ion concentration. The pH for optimum adsorption was 4 for the Pb(II) ions (q = 4.86 mg/g and 97.2% adsorption). Langmuir isotherm described the biosorption of Pb(II) ions onto the biomass (R2 = 0.9531) better than the Freundlich model (R2 = 0.7984), and the Temkin model (R2 = 0.8761). Biosorption kinetics data obtained for the metal ions sorption were fitted using pseudo-first-order and pseudo-second-order. It was found that the kinetics data fitted well into the pseudo-second-order kinetics. Thermodynamic parameters such as Gibbs free energy (ΔG), standard enthalpy (ΔH) and standard entropy (ΔS) were evaluated. The result showed that biosorption of the metal ion onto C. inophyllum biomass was spontaneous and endothermic in nature. The results of FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy) revealed that carboxyl, amine, and hydroxyl groups on the biomass surface were involved in the adsorption of Pb(II) ions.

  14. Nitrogen doses on the initial growth and nutrition of guanandi plants

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    Valeria Ciriello

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of nitrogen doses on the initial development and nutrition of Guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambèss plants, a native Brazilian arboreal species. The experiment was carried out in a greenhouse, in plastic containers with capacity of 50 L of dystrophic red Latosol (oxisol. The experimental design used was completely randomized, with six treatments and four repetitions. The treatments consisted of five N doses: 0, 40, 80, 120 and 160 mg dm-3, and the control (with no fertilization or liming of the soil, where urea was used as the fertilization source. With the exception of the control, all the treatments received liming to elevate saturation by bases of soil of 60% and fertilization with 150 mg dm-3 of P2O5, 80 mg dm-3 of K2O. There were monthly analysis of the plant's height and diameter of the connecting point of root and stem of the plant and at its 10 months age were also analyzed the leaves, stems, roots and total dry mass, the foliar area and the chemical analysis of leaves and stems. The N doses significantly affected the height, foliar area, stem and foliar dry mass data, observing a quadratic effect. The diameter and root dry mass data were affected on a negative linear way. The best growth response was obtained with the 40mg dm-3 N dose.

  15. Trocas gasosas, características das folhas e crescimento de plantas jovens de Cupania vernalis Camb. submetidas a diferentes níveis de sombreamento Gas exchange and initial growth of young leaves of Cupania vernalis camb. submitted to different shading levels

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    Érico de Castro Lima Junior

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Cupania vernalis Camb. é uma espécie arbórea pertencente à família sapindaceae, conhecida popularmente como camboatá, camboatã. É uma espécie de grande importância pelo seu uso em plantios mistos destinados à recuperação de áreas degradadas e preservação permanente. Este estudo teve como objetivo básico caracterizar o desempenho ecofisiológico desta espécie sob condições de viveiro. Avaliou-se o efeito de quatro níveis de irradiância (Pleno sol, 30%, 50% e 70% de sombreamento sobre as trocas gasosas, concentração de nitrogênio, clorofilas foliares e crescimento de plantas jovens de Cupania vernalis. As plantas submetidas a 50% de sombreamento acumularam maior massa seca de folha, caule e massa seca total em comparação com as cultivadas a pleno sol, não sendo observada diferença quanto à massa seca de raízes. A maior taxa fotossintética e condutância estomática foram observadas em folhas de plantas crescidas sob pleno sol e 30% de sombreamento. Plantas sob condições mais sombreadas apresentaram teores mais elevados tanto de clorofilas quanto de nitrogênio nas folhas. Fato semelhante ocorreu com outras características como altura, diâmetro de caule e área foliar. Essas últimas características constituem fatores determinantes da qualidade de mudas. Os resultados possibilitaram concluir que as mudas desta espécie devem ser formadas sob condições de viveiro com sombreamento de 50% ou 70% para que se obtenham mudas de melhor qualidade.Cupania vernalis Camb. is an arboreal species belonging to the sapindaceae family, known popularly as "Camboatá", "Camboatã". This species has great economical importance by its use in mixed plantings trying to recovery permanent degraded and preservation areas. This study aimed, basically, at characterizing the ecophysiological aspects of this species under nursery conditions. The effect of four levels of irradiance (Full sunshine, 30%, 50% and 70% of shading on the gas

  16. Uso do óleo de pequi (Caryocar brasiliense em emulsões cosméticas: desenvolvimento e avaliação da estabilidade física Use of pequi oil (Caryocar brasiliense in cosmetics emulsions: development and evaluate of physical stability

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    Aline Rocha Pianovski

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram desenvolver e avaliar a estabilidade física de emulsões O/A contendo óleo de pequi (Caryocar brasiliense. Emulsões O/A contendo 10,0% (p/p de óleo de pequi foram preparadas e, para promover a estabilidade, a adição de carbomer, magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride e sorbitan oleate, foram estudadas. O tipo de emulsão foi verificado pelo método de diluição e o aspecto, homogeneidade e características organolépticas avaliadas através de análises macroscópicas. Como testes preliminares foram utilizados a centrifugação, ciclo gela-degela e o estresse térmico. Para avaliar a estabilidade acelerada as amostras foram submetidas em diferentes condições de estresse e analisadas a partir do valor de pH, análises macroscópicas e comportamento reológico. As emulsões preparadas com óleo de pequi, 0,3% (p/p de Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrilate Crosspolymer e 0,2% (p/p de carbomer apresentaram-se estáveis com propriedades pseudoplásticas e tixotrópicas. As características macroscópicas e valores obtidos de pH, viscosidade aparente, índices de fluxo e de consistência da área de histerese durante a estocagem indicaram estabilidade da formulação.The aims of this study were to development and evaluated the physical stability of O/W emulsions containing "Pequi" oil (Caryocar brasiliense. O/W emulsions containing 10.0% (w/w of Pequi oil were prepared, and to improve the stability, the carbomer, magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride and sorbitan oleate were added and studied. The direction of the emulsions was evaluated by dilution method and by macroscopic analysis, the appearance, homogeneity and organoleptic properties were evaluated. The centrifugation, freeze/defrost cycles and stress thermal were used to investigate the preliminary stability. To evaluate the accelerated stability, the samples were stored at different stress conditions and evaluated the pH value, macroscopic analysis and rheological

  17. THE PARASITOID Anastatus sp. (EUPELMIDAE-HYMENOPTERA ACTION ON Dirphia rosacordis WALKER, 1855 (SATURNIIDAE-LEPIDOPTERA EGGS IN ”PEQUI” (Caryocar brasiliense CAMBESS AÇÃO DO PARASITÓIDE Anastatus sp. (EUPELMIDAE - HYMENOPTERA EM OVOS DE Dirphia rosacordis WALKER, 1855 (LEPIDOPTERA - SATURNIIDAE EM PEQUIZEIRO (Caryocar brasiliense CAMBESS

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    Antônio Henrique Garcia

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    The action of parasitoid Anastatus sp. on eggs of D. rosacordis, common for defoliating “pequizeiro” (Caryocar brasiliense Cambess, was studied on eggs collected in the field and eggs obtained in laboratory. Eggs were collected in Hidrolândia, Senador Canedo and Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil. In these regions, D. rosacordis shows two generations: September and December. To obtain eggs, a D. rosacordis colony was maintained on pequi leaves over the egg mass obtained in the laboratory and kept under controlled temperature, relative humidity and photoperiod. Among 1,346 eggs obtained in laboratory conditions, 44.3% were parasitized, 40.2% were viable and 15.4 % were not viable. From 697 eggs collected in the field, 25.5% were parasitized, 58.9% were viable and 15.6% were not viable. Adult emergency was observed among 83,4% of parasitized eggs. These data suggest the possibility of using this parasitoid for the pequi caterpillar control, which also causes serious damage on Eucalyptus sp., mainly in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

    KEY-WORDS: Anastatus; parasitoid; egg.

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  18. Development and chemical characterization of flour obtained from the external mesocarp of "pequizeiro" fruit

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    Manoel Soares Soares Júnior; Priscila Zaczuk Bassinello; Márcio Caliari; Renata Cunha dos Reis; Diracy Betânia Cavalcante Lemos Lacerda; Selma Nakamoto Koakuzu

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    The objective of this work was to develop a recommendation for the chemical peeling of pequi fruit and characterize the flour obtained from the external mesocarp of "Pequizeiro", pequi tree (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.). The technology applied to obtain the external mesocarp pequi flour included the epicarp removal with NaOH solution. The Response Surface Method was used to optimize the chemical peeling process by applying the Central Composite Rotatable Design, with eleven trials including th...

  19. Inhibition of HIV-1 entry by the tricyclic coumarin GUT-70 through the modification of membrane fluidity

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    Matsuda, Kouki; Hattori, Shinichiro; Kariya, Ryusho [Division of Hematopoiesis, Center for AIDS Research, Kumamoto University, 2-2-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0811 (Japan); Komizu, Yuji [Division of Applied Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Sojo University, 4-22-1 Ikeda, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto 860-0082 (Japan); Kudo, Eriko; Goto, Hiroki; Taura, Manabu [Division of Hematopoiesis, Center for AIDS Research, Kumamoto University, 2-2-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0811 (Japan); Ueoka, Ryuichi [Division of Applied Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Sojo University, 4-22-1 Ikeda, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto 860-0082 (Japan); Kimura, Shinya [Division of Hematology, Respiratory Medicine and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5-1-1 Nabeshima, Saga 849-8501 (Japan); Okada, Seiji, E-mail: okadas@kumamoto-u.ac.jp [Division of Hematopoiesis, Center for AIDS Research, Kumamoto University, 2-2-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0811 (Japan)

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    Membrane fusion between host cells and HIV-1 is the initial step in HIV-1 infection, and plasma membrane fluidity strongly influences infectivity. In the present study, we demonstrated that GUT-70, a natural product derived from Calophyllum brasiliense, stabilized plasma membrane fluidity, inhibited HIV-1 entry, and down-regulated the expression of CD4, CCR5, and CXCR4. Since GUT-70 also had an inhibitory effect on viral replication through the inhibition of NF-κB, it is expected to be used as a dual functional and viral mutation resistant reagent. Thus, these unique properties of GUT-70 enable the development of novel therapeutic agents against HIV-1 infection.

  20. Inhibition of HIV-1 entry by the tricyclic coumarin GUT-70 through the modification of membrane fluidity

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    Membrane fusion between host cells and HIV-1 is the initial step in HIV-1 infection, and plasma membrane fluidity strongly influences infectivity. In the present study, we demonstrated that GUT-70, a natural product derived from Calophyllum brasiliense, stabilized plasma membrane fluidity, inhibited HIV-1 entry, and down-regulated the expression of CD4, CCR5, and CXCR4. Since GUT-70 also had an inhibitory effect on viral replication through the inhibition of NF-κB, it is expected to be used as a dual functional and viral mutation resistant reagent. Thus, these unique properties of GUT-70 enable the development of novel therapeutic agents against HIV-1 infection

  1. TROCAS GASOSAS E EFICIÊNCIA DO FOTOSSISTEMA II EM PLANTAS ADULTAS DE SEIS ESPÉCIES FLORESTAIS EM FUNÇÃO DO SUPRIMENTO DE ÁGUA NO SOLO1

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    David de Holanda Campelo; Claudivan Feitosa de Lacerda; João Alencar de Sousa; Diva Correia; Antônio Marcos Esmeraldo Bezerra; José Dionis Matos Araújo; Antônia Leila Rocha Neves

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    RESUMO A redução da disponibilidade hídrica causa efeitos sobre a fotossíntese e o desenvolvimento de espécies arbóreas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as trocas gasosas e a eficiência fotoquímica do fotossistema II em plantas adultas de gonçalo-alves (Astronium fraxinifolium Schott.), guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess.), ipê-amarelo (Handroanthus serratifolius (Vahl.), ipê-rosa (Handroanthus impetiginosa (Mart.) Matos), marupá (Simarouba amara Aubl.) e mogno (Swietenia macroph...

  2. Técnicas para superação da dormência de sementes de guanandi

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    Rosemeire Carvalho da Silva; Elisa Serra Negra Vieira; Maristela Panobianco

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar tipos de preparo de sementes de guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense), com vistas à superação da dormência física e mecânica, e verificar a influência da temperatura e do substrato sobre a germinação. Foram avaliados três substratos (papel, areia e vermiculita), duas temperaturas de germinação (25 e 30ºC) e quatro tipos de preparo das sementes: sementes íntegras; sementes nuas, sem tegumento e endocarpo; sementes com punctura no endocarpo, na região próxima ...

  3. Ocorrência de Sciaphila purpurea Benth (Triuridaceae) em restinga do estado do Espírito Santo – Brasil.

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    Rodrigo Theófilo Valadares; Fabíola Schunk Souza Arçari; Marcio Lacerda Lopes Martins; Solange Zanotti Schneider

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    Apresentamos o primeiro registro de Sciaphila purpurea Benth. (Triuridaceae) para o estado do Espírito Santo incluindo dados sobre sua distribuição e aspectos ecológicos. A espécie foi encontrada em formação florestal inundável componente de vegetação de restinga entre raízes de Symphonia globulifera L.f. e Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess, espécies típicas de ambientes inundáveis. O registro desta espécie contribui para o enriquecimento do projeto envolvendo a Flora do Estado do Espírito Sant...

  4. Trypanocidal constituents in plants: 7. Mammea-type coumarins

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    Ricardo Reyes-Chilpa

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Calophyllum brasiliense and Mammea americana (Clusiaceae are two trees from the tropical rain forests of the American continent. A previous screening showed high trypanocidal activity in the extracts of these species. Several mammea-type coumarins, triterpenoids and biflavonoids were isolated from the leaves of C. brasiliense. Mammea A/AA was obtained from the fruit peels of M. americana. These compounds were tested in vitro against epimastigotes and trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease. The most potent compounds were mammea A/BA, A/BB, A/AA, A/BD and B/BA, with MC100 values in the range of 15 to 90 g/ml. Coumarins with a cyclized ,-dimethylallyl substituent on C-6, such as mammea B/BA, cyclo F + B/BB cyclo F, and isomammeigin, showed MC100 values > 200 g/ml. Several active coumarins were also tested against normal human lymphocytes in vitro, which showed that mammea A/AA and A/BA were not toxic. Other compounds from C. brasiliense, such as the triterpenoids, friedelin, canophyllol, the biflavonoid amentoflavone, and protocatechuic and shikimic acids, were inactive against the epimastigotes. The isopropylidenedioxy derivative of shikimic acid was inactive, and its structure was confirmed by X-ray diffraction. Our results suggest that mammea-type coumarins could be a valuable source of trypanocidal compounds.

  5. First record of Scleroderma polyrhizum Pers. (Gasteromycetes from Brazil Primeiro registro de Scleroderma polyrhizum Pers. (Gasteromycetes para o Brasil

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    Iuri Goulart Baseia

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    Full Text Available The ectomycorrhizal, gasteroid fungus, Scleroderma polyrhizum is recorded from Brazil for the first time, growing under Caryocar brasiliense Camb. (Caryocaraceae a widespread native tree of the Brazilian "cerrado" vegetation. Macro and microscopic features were described using basidiocarps from fresh and dried material treated according to the traditional methodology for Gasteromycetes. The characteristics of the material were close to those of the original description given by Persoon. All material collected was associated with roots of C brasiliense.Scleroderma polyrhizum, um gasteromiceto ectomicorrízico, é registrado pela primeira vez para o Brasil, crescendo sob Caryocar brasillense Camb. (Caryiocaraceae espécie arbórea comum e nativa da vegetação de cerrado brasileiro. Os caracteres macro e microscópicos foram descritos a partir de basidiocarpos frescos e secos, segundo a metodologia tradicional utilizada em estudos taxonómicos de Gasteromycetes. As características do material analisado foram similares à descrição original fornecida por Persoon. Todo material coletado estava associado a raízes de C. brasillense.

  6. Charcoal anatomy of forest species

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    Graciela Inés Bolzon de Muñiz1

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Vegetal charcoal retains the anatomical structure of the wood and may permit its botanical identification, which depends on species characteristics, the charcoal fragments size and preservation state. Anatomical characterization of ten forest species charcoal was done envisaging the identification and control of illegal charcoal. Differences between gymnosperms and angiosperms are evident in carbonized wood. Vessel diameter was statistically different between wood and charcoal in Vatairea guianensis, Mezilaurus itauba, Calophyllum brasiliense e Qualea cf. acuminata, and vessel frequency in Vatairea guianensis, Manilkara huberi, Qualea cf. acuminata e Simarouba amara. The anatomical structure from wood, in general aspects, is constant during carbonization process using temperature of 450°C, being possible to identify the material by using its cellular components.

  7. Ocorrência de Sciaphila purpurea Benth (Triuridaceae em restinga do estado do Espírito Santo – Brasil.

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    Rodrigo Theófilo Valadares

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Apresentamos o primeiro registro de Sciaphila purpurea Benth. (Triuridaceae para o estado do Espírito Santo incluindo dados sobre sua distribuição e aspectos ecológicos. A espécie foi encontrada em formação florestal inundável componente de vegetação de restinga entre raízes de Symphonia globulifera L.f. e Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess, espécies típicas de ambientes inundáveis. O registro desta espécie contribui para o enriquecimento do projeto envolvendo a Flora do Estado do Espírito Santo, fornecendo informações para que políticas públicas de conservação incluam este táxon no contexto regional.

  8. Chemical composition and analgesic activity of the leaves and branches of Marlierea tomentosa Camb.

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    Karina Louise S. Messias

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the isolation of five phytoconstituents from Marlierea tomentosa. The triterpenes α-amyrin (1 and β-amyrin (2, and the flavonoids quercitrin (3 and isoquercetin (4, were isolated from the leaves. The branches afforded the triterpene arjunolic acid (5. The antinociceptive activity of crude extract, fractions and compound 5 were tested using the writhing and formalin tests in mice. The crude extract, some fractions, particularly dichloromethane and butanol (leaves, ethyl acetate (branches and arjunolic acid (5 (81.2% inhibition were more active against the writhing test than the two reference drugs, acetylsalicylic acid and indomethacin.

  9. Chemical composition and analgesic activity of the leaves and branches of Marlierea tomentosa Camb

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    Messias, Karina Louise S.; Campos-Buzzi, Fatima de; Fischer, Luiz G.O.; Malheiros, Angela; Delle Monache, Franco; Cechinel Filho, Valdir [Universidade do Vale do Itajai, SC (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias da Saude. Nucleo de Investigacoes Quimico-Farmaceuticas]. E-mail: cechinel@univali.br

    2008-07-01

    This paper describes the isolation of five phyto constituents from Marlierea tomentosa. The triterpenes alpha-amyrin and beta-amyrin, and the flavonoids quercitrin and isoquercetin, were isolated from the leaves. The branches afforded the triterpene arjunolic acid (5). The antinociceptive activity of crude extract, fractions and compound 5 were tested using the writhing and formalin tests in mice. The crude extract, some fractions, particularly dichloromethane and butanol (leaves), ethyl acetate (branches) and arjunolic acid (81.2% inhibition) were more active against the writhing test than the two reference drugs, acetylsalicylic acid and indomethacin. (author)

  10. Bioactive Compounds Found in Brazilian Cerrado Fruits

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    Elisa Flávia Luiz Cardoso Bailão

    2015-10-01

    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.

  11. 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

  12. IMPLEMENTATION OF DEMONSTRATION PLOTS DME NYAMPLUNG (Calophyllum inophyllum L IN BULUAGUNG AND PATUTREJO VILLAGES

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    Bambang Uripno

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    Full Text Available   The purpose of this study were to evaluate the condition of the frist demplot DME nyamplung. Energy self sufficient village program aims to improve stock and diverse energy source and society economic opportunity. Nyamplung is very potential plant to be used as raw material of biofuel, because it has very high fat plant content and has not be used for food. The biofuel from nyamplung is a new innovation. Involvement of forest village community in biofuel industry development both as producers and as consumers is very important. Forestry Ministry has established demonstration plots in Buluagung and Patutrejo villages as a facilitation in developing biofuel nyamplung silvoindustry. Up to now, the demplots still faces some problems. The researh method was qualitatif analysis. Collecting data from 62 respondents using purposive sampling. Data were collected using questionnaires, field obsevation, and in-depth interview. Focus group discussion  was used to confirm the data from the respondents. Research results show that the demplots have not been developed through participatory approach. Involvement of community to demplots activity is low. Involvement of the village communities are significantly correlated to biofuel price, technology innovation, role of demplot and support from local leaders.  

  13. Performance and Emission Study of 4S CI Engine using Calophyllum Inophyllum Biodiesel with Additives

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    Petroleum sourced fuels is now widely known as non-renewable due to fossil fuel depletion and environmental degradation. Renewable, carbon neutral, transport fuels are necessary for environmental and economic sustainability. Biodiesel derived from oil crops is a potential renewable and carbon neutral alternative to petroleum fuels. Chemically, biodiesel is mono alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from renewable feed stock like vegetable oils and animal fats. It is produced by trans...

  14. Soybean SDS in South Africa is caused by Fusarium brasiliense and a novel undescribed Fusarium sp.

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    Soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) was detected in South Africa for the first time during pathogen surveys conducted in 2013-2014. The primary objective of this study was to characterize the 16 slow-growing Fusarium strains that were isolated from the roots of symptomatic plants. Molecular phylogen...

  15. Chemical and agronomic development of Kalanchoe brasiliensis Camb. and Kalanchoe pinnata Pers under light and temperature levels.

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    Cruz, Bruna P; Chedier, Luciana M; Fabri, Rodrigo L; Pimenta, Daniel S

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    This study compares the development of Kalanchoe brasiliensis and Kalanchoe pinnata, which are medicinal species known as "saião" and "folha da fortuna" that are used interchangeably by the population for medicinal purposes. The experiment consisted of 20 plots/species planted in plastic bags with homogeneous substrate in a randomized design, which grown under light levels (25%, 50%, 70%, full sunlight) at environment temperature, and a treatment under a plastic with greater temperature range than the external environment. It was obtained for K. pinnata a greater plant height, total length of sprouts, stems, production and dry matter content of leaves than that obtained for K. brasiliensis, which achieved higher averages only for the length of lateral branches. The species showed increases in height, which varied in inverse proportion to the light, and it was observed the influence of temperature in K. pinnata. The production and dry matter content of leaves were proportional to the luminosity; the same occurred in the thickness of leaves for K. brasiliensis. In the swelling index and Brix degree, K. brasiliensis showed higher averages than K. pinnata. In relation to the total content of flavonoids it was not observed significant differences for both species. The analyzed parameters showed the main differences in the agronomic development of the two species. PMID:22146966

  16. Chemical and agronomic development of Kalanchoe brasiliensis Camb. and Kalanchoe pinnata (Lamk. Pers under light and temperature levels

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    Bruna P. Cruz

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This study compares the development of Kalanchoe brasiliensis and Kalanchoe pinnata, which are medicinal species known as "saião" and "folha da fortuna" that are used interchangeably by the population for medicinal purposes. The experiment consisted of 20 plots/species planted in plastic bags with homogeneous substrate in a randomized design, which grown under light levels (25%, 50%, 70%, full sunlight at environment temperature, and a treatment under a plastic with greater temperature range than the external environment. It was obtained for K. pinnata a greater plant height, total length of sprouts, stems, production and dry matter content of leaves than that obtained for K. brasiliensis, which achieved higher averages only for the length of lateral branches. The species showed increases in height, which varied in inverse proportion to the light, and it was observed the influence of temperature in K. pinnata. The production and dry matter content of leaves were proportional to the luminosity; the same occurred in the thickness of leaves for K. brasiliensis. In the swelling index and Brix degree, K. brasiliensis showed higher averages than K. pinnata. In relation to the total content of flavonoids it was not observed significant differences for both species. The analyzed parameters showed the main differences in the agronomic development of the two species.Este estudo compara o desenvolvimento de Kalanchoe brasiliensis e Kalanchoe pinnata, espécies medicinais conhecidas como "saião" e "folha da fortuna" que são utilizadas indiferenciadamente pela população para fins medicinais. O experimento consistiu em 20 parcelas/espécie plantadas em sacos plásticos com substrato homogêneo, em delineamento ao acaso, cultivadas sob níveis de luminosidade (25%, 50%, 70%, luz plena em temperatura ambiente, e um tratamento sob plástico com maior amplitude térmica que o meio externo. Obteve-se para K. pinnata maiores alturas de plantas, comprimentos totais de brotos, caules, produção e teor de matéria seca de folhas que para K. brasiliensis, que alcançou maiores médias apenas para comprimentos de ramos laterais. As espécies apresentaram aumento em altura que variou em proporção inversa à incidência luminosa, e observou-se a influência da temperatura em K. pinnata. A produção e teor de matéria seca de folhas foram proporcionais à luminosidade; o que também ocorreu na espessura foliar para K. brasiliensis. No índice de intumescência e grau Brix, K. brasiliensis apresentou maiores médias que K. pinnata. Em relação ao teor de flavonoides totais, não foram observadas diferenças significativas para ambas as espécies. Os parâmetros analisados apontaram as principais diferenças no desenvolvimento agronômico das duas espécies.

  17. Chemical and agronomic development of Kalanchoe brasiliensis Camb. and Kalanchoe pinnata (Lamk.) Pers under light and temperature levels

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    Bruna P. Cruz; Luciana M. Chedier; Rodrigo L. Fabri; Daniel S. Pimenta

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    This study compares the development of Kalanchoe brasiliensis and Kalanchoe pinnata, which are medicinal species known as "saião" and "folha da fortuna" that are used interchangeably by the population for medicinal purposes. The experiment consisted of 20 plots/species planted in plastic bags with homogeneous substrate in a randomized design, which grown under light levels (25%, 50%, 70%, full sunlight) at environment temperature, and a treatment under a plastic with greater temperature range...

  18. Effects of light intensity on the distribution of anthocyanins in Kalanchoe brasiliensis Camb. and Kalanchoe pinnata (Lamk. Pers

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    Bruna P. Cruz

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper compares two medicinal species of Kalanchoe, which are often used interchangeably by the population, regarding the distribution of anthocyanins under the influence of four luminosity levels for 6 months. For the morphoanatomical analysis, the 6th stem node of each plant was sectioned. Usual histochemical tests revealed the presence of anthocyanins by cross sections of the stems, petioles and leaf blades. The petioles and leaf blades were submitted to the extraction with acidified methanol, and the anthocyanins were quantified by spectrophotometric readings. At the macroscopic level, it was noticed for both species a higher presence of anthocyanins in stems and petioles of plants under full sunlight. The microscopy of K. brasiliensis stems evidenced the deposition of anthocyanins in the subjacent tissue to the epidermis and cortex, which increased with light intensity. In K. pinnata a subepidermal collenchyma was observed, which interfered in the visualization of anthocyanins. In petioles and leaf blades of K. brasiliensis the deposition of anthocyanins was peripheral, and in K. pinnata it was also throughout the cortex. The quantification of anthocyanins in petioles showed in 70% of light higher averages than in 25%, but in leaf blades there were no significant results. This study contributes to the pharmacognosy of Kalanchoe and it is sustained by the description of flavonoids as biological markers of the genus.Este trabalho compara duas espécies medicinais de Kalanchoe utilizadas muitas vezes de forma indiferenciada pela população, quanto à distribuição de antocianinas sob influência de quatro níveis de luminosidade por 6 meses. Para a análise morfoanatômica foi seccionado o 6 º nó do caule de cada planta. Testes histoquímicos clássicos evidenciaram a presença de antocianinas em cortes transversais dos caules, pecíolos e lâminas foliares. Os pecíolos e lâminas foliares foram submetidos à extração com metanol acidificado e as antocianinas foram quantificadas através de leituras espectrofotométricas. Observou-se em nível macroscópico nas duas espécies, maior presença de antocianinas nos caules e pecíolos das plantas sob luz plena. A microscopia de caules de K. brasiliensis evidenciou a deposição de antocianinas no tecido subjacente à epiderme e córtex, o que aumentou com a intensidade luminosa. Em K. pinnata, observou-se colênquima subepidérmico, o que interferiu na visualização de antocianinas. Nos pecíolos e lâminas foliares de K. brasiliensis, a deposição de antocianinas foi periférica e em K. pinnata, se deu também por todo o córtex. A quantificação de antocianinas dos pecíolos mostrou, em 70% de luminosidade, teores superiores aos obtidos em 25%, porém nas lâminas foliares não foram obtidos resultados significativos. Este trabalho contribui para a farmacognosia de Kalanchoe e sustenta-se pela descrição de flavonóides como marcadores biológicos do gênero.

  19. Taxa de sobrevivência e crescimento inicial das espécies em plantio de recomposição da mata ciliar

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    Full Text Available Em experimento de recomposição da mata ciliar em domínio de cerrado, na Estação Experimental de Assis, SP, foram utilizadas 20 espécies arbóreas, escolhidas em função da ocorrência natural em matas ciliares da região ou, no caso das espécies comerciais, com base na adaptabilidade a solos com lençol freático superficial ou pouco profundo. As espécies foram agrupadas em nove tratamentos (puros e mistos, com quatro repetições, num total de 3.624 mudas plantadas em uma área de 16.308m². Oito meses após o plantio avaliou-se a sobrevivência e o crescimento inicial das espécies plantadas. Destacaram-se pelo crescimento vigoroso e alta taxa de sobrevivência: Anadenanthera falcata (angico, Tapirira guianensis (peito-de-pombo, Calophyllum brasiliense (guanandi e Pinus elliottii var. densa (espécie exótica produtora de resina. Mostraram-se mal adaptadas, com baixa taxa de sobrevivência ou limitações no desenvolvimento: Euterpe edulis (palmito branco, Citharexylum myrianthum (pau-viola, Bauhinia bongardii (mororó e Lonchocarpus muehlbergianus (embira-de-sapo.Experimental data on riparian forest restoration at the Assis Experimental Station, São Paulo, Brazil are presented. The 20 tree species used were chosen based upon natural ocurrence in remnant riparian forests of the region or, in the case of commercial species, upon adaptability to swampy soils. Eight months after planting, survival and initial growth of the plants were evaluated. Species which presented vigorous growth and high survival rates were: Anadenanthera falcata, Tapirira guianensis, Calophyllum brasiliense and Pinus elliottii var. densa. Those with poor survival rates and restricted growth were: Euterpe edulis, Citharexylum myrianthum, Bauhinia bongardii and Lonchocarpus muehlbergianus.

  20. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SODIUM SOAP FROM NYAMPLUNG SEED OIL (Calophyllum inophyllum L. AND TEST ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AGAINST Staphilococus aureus

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    Full Text Available This research was used nyamplung seed oil as antibacterial soap material. The soap from nyamplung seed oil was performed by saponification reactions, characterization of soap based on SNI 06-3632-1994. The antibacterial activity was tested against bacteria Staphylococus aureus. The result of this research showed that soap had yellow color with weight 13,028 g from 10,028 g nyamplung seed oil. The characteristic of soap based on SNI were water content of 25,287%, fatty acid of 72,177%, free alkali 0,082%, unsoap fatty or free fatty 0,834%, and mineral oil was negative. Soap base on nyamplung seed oil have antibacterial activity against bacteria Staphylococus aureus with diameter of inhibition zone 14,701 mm.

  1. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SODIUM SOAP FROM NYAMPLUNG SEED OIL (Calophyllum inophyllum L.) AND TEST ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AGAINST Staphilococus aureus

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    Mochamad Chasani; Senny Widyaningsih; Adidyan Mubarok

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    This research was used nyamplung seed oil as antibacterial soap material. The soap from nyamplung seed oil was performed by saponification reactions, characterization of soap based on SNI 06-3632-1994. The antibacterial activity was tested against bacteria Staphylococus aureus. The result of this research showed that soap had yellow color with weight 13,028 g from 10,028 g nyamplung seed oil. The characteristic of soap based on SNI were water content of 25,287%, fatty acid of 72,177%, free ...

  2. Extrato hidroalcoolico da casca do pequi (Caryocar brasiliense em ratos submetidos à aplicação de doxorrubicina Hydro alcoholic extract of pequi peel (Caryocar brasiliense in rats submitted to the application of doxorubicin

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    Léa Resende Moura

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito antioxidante do extrato hidroalcoolico da casca do pequi (EHCP em ratos após a administração de doxorrubicina (DOX. Foram utilizados ratos da raça Wistar, distribuídos em quatro grupos, sendo que os animais do G1 (n=6 receberam água e solução salina (grupo controle, G2 (n=7 EHCP e solução salina, G3 (n=7 água e DOX e G4 (n=6 EHCP e DOX. O EHCP foi administrado por gavagem durante 10 dias aos ratos dos grupos G2 e G4 e água aos dos G1 e G3. DOX na dose de 10mg kg-1 e solução salina 0,9% foram administradas por via intravenosa no dia sete após o início do experimento aos animais de G3 e G4 e aos de G1 e G2, respectivamente. Foram avaliados peso e taxa de mortalidade. Dez dias após o início do experimento, foi avaliada a concentração sérica de creatina quinase MB (CK-MB, troponina e mioglobina, e os ratos foram submetidos à eutanásia e à avaliação anatomopatológica. Não houve diferença entre os tratamentos quanto ao peso dos animais (PThe objective of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant effect of the hydroalcoholic extract of pequi peel (HEPP in rats after administration of doxorubicin (DOX. Were used 26 Wistar rats divided into four groups, which G1 (n=6 received water and saline solution (control group, G2 (n=7 HEPP and saline solution, G3 (n=7 water and DOX, and G4 (n=6 HEPP and DOX. The HEPP was administered by gavage for 10 days to G2 and G4 and water to G1 and G3. DOX and saline solution were administered intravenously on day seven after the start of the experiment, with the DOX (10mg kg-1 applied in G3 and G4, and saline solution 0.9% in G1 and G2. Were evaluated weight and mortality rate. Ten days after the start of the experiment were evaluated creatina kinase MB (CK-MB, troponin and myoglobin, and the rats were euthanized and evaluated morphologically. There was no difference between treatments in weight of animals (P>0.05. About the mortality rate an increase in group 2 was showed (P<0.05. The results of the qualitative test for the detection of CK-MB, troponin I and myoglobin in the four groups were negative and there were no macroscopic changes in different rat's organs of different groups. Multifocal and moderate to severe acute tubular necrosis in cortical and medullary regions of the kidneys was observed in all rats studied. DOX intravenous and in a one dose of 10mg kg-1 don't induce cardiac changes in rats and the HEPP in conditions here evaluated increase the rate of mortality of rats, which may be related to toxic substances in the peel of this fruit.

  3. Paracoccidioides brasilienses isolates obtained from patients with acute and chronic disease exhibit morphological differences after animal passage

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    SVIDZINSKI, Terezinha Inez Estivalet; MIRANDA NETO Marcílio Hubner; SANTANA Rosângela Getirana; Fischman, Olga; Colombo, Arnaldo Lopes

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    The basis for virulence in Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is not completely understood. There is a consensus that the sequencial in vitro subcultivation of P. brasiliensis leads to loss of its pathogenicity, which can be reverted by reisolation from animal passage. Attention to morphological and biochemical properties that are regained or demonstrated after animal passage may provide new insights into factors related to the pathogenicity and virulence of P. brasiliensis. We evaluated morpholog...

  4. Paracoccidioides brasilienses isolates obtained from patients with acute and chronic disease exhibit morphological differences after animal passage

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    SVIDZINSKI Terezinha Inez Estivalet

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available The basis for virulence in Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is not completely understood. There is a consensus that the sequencial in vitro subcultivation of P. brasiliensis leads to loss of its pathogenicity, which can be reverted by reisolation from animal passage. Attention to morphological and biochemical properties that are regained or demonstrated after animal passage may provide new insights into factors related to the pathogenicity and virulence of P. brasiliensis. We evaluated morphological characters: the percentage of budding cells, number of buds by cell and the diameter of 100 mother cells of yeast-like cells of 30 P. brasiliensis isolates, before and after animal passage. The isolates were obtained from patients with different clinical forms of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM: acute form (group A, n=15 and chronic form (group C, n=15. The measurement of the yeast cell sizes was carried out with the aid of an Olympus CBB microscope coupled with a micrometer disc. We measured the major transverse and longitudinal axes of 100 viable cells of each preparation. The percentage of budding cells as also the number of buds by cell was not influenced by animal passage, regardless of the source of the strain (acute or chronic groups. The size values of P. brasiliensis isolates from groups A and C, measured before the animal passage exhibited the same behavior. After animal passage, there was a statistically significant difference between the cell sizes of P. brasiliensis isolates recovered from testicles inoculated with strains from groups A and C. The maximum diameter of mother cells from group A isolates exhibited a size of 42.1mm in contrast with 32.9mm exhibited by mother cells from group C (p<0.05. The diameter of 1500 mother cells from group A isolates exhibited a medium size of 16.0mm (SD ± 4.0, a value significantly higher than the 14.1mm (SD = ± 3.3 exhibited by 1500 mother cells from group C isolates (p<0.05. Our results reinforce the polymorphism exhibited by P. brasiliensis in biological material and the need for further investigations to elucidate the role of morphological parameters of the fungus in the natural history of the disease.

  5. [Association of Constrictotermes cyphergaster Silvestri (Isoptera: Termitidae) with trees in the Brazilian Cerrado].

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    Lima-Ribeiro, Matheus de S; Pinto, Míriam P; Costa, Shirley S; Nabout, João C; Rangel, Thiago F L V B; de Melo, Tatiana L; de Moura, Iona'i O

    2006-01-01

    Termites usually build nests differently shaped and characterized according to each species, to protect and keep society cohesion. Some species build nests in the ground, some prefer tree thunks or branches as support, whereas other dig galleries in the wood. The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between the occurrence of arboreal termites Constrictotermes cyphergaster Silvestri and tree species that support the nest of this species, in a Cerrado sensu strictu of the Serra de Caldas Novas, GO. Data suggest a association relationship between C. Cyphergaster and the tree species Qualea grandiflora Mart., Annona crassiflora Mart., Caryocar brasiliense Camb. and Plathymenia reticulata Benth., shown by high Qui-squared values (chi2 = 214.986, gl. = 20, P < 0.001). This relationship may be found among other termites and tree species, including Cerrado biome, and may be due to several factors, such as natural competitors and predators, toxin production by other tree species or benefits between associated species (facultative mutualism or facilitation). PMID:17352068

  6. DETERMINATION OF Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn AND FREE FATTY ACIDS IN PEQUI OIL

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    Aparecida M. S. Mimura

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    Full Text Available Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb., a typical fruit of the Brazilian Cerrado, is an important source of micronutrients and fatty acids. In this work, a new approach for the acid digestion (using H2SO4, HNO3 and H2O2 of pequi oil samples and the determination of Cu, Fe, Zn and Mn by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (F AAS was employed. Capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE was used for free fatty acid (FFA determination after simple and fast extraction with heated ethanol. Good results regarding precision (RSD < 10%, in most cases, sensitivity and adequate LOD and LOQ values were obtained. The accuracy was evaluated using spike tests and the recoveries were from 97 to 107%. The analytes were investigated in four different pequi oil samples. Fe was the trace element with the highest concentration (from 1.99 to 10.3 mg/100 g, followed by Zn, Mn and Cu (1.15 to 3.19, 0.42 to 0.91 and 0.31 to 0.56 mg/100 g, respectively. The main FFA found were oleic acid and palmitic acid (1.61 to 10.7 and 0.82 to 2.69 g/100 g, respectively, while linoleic acid (0.50 g/100 g was detected in only one sample. The pequi oil chemical composition showed good characteristics to be used as a food additive, in cosmetic formulations and for traditional medicine.

  7. EFEITO RESIDUAL DE INSETICIDAS NATURAIS NO CONTROLE DE SITOPHILUS ZEAMAIS MOTS. EM MILHO ARMAZENADO

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    Rodrigo Leandro Braga de Castro Coitinho

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The residual effect of natural insecticides was evaluated on adults of Sitophilus zeamais Mots. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae on stored corn grains. Clove (Syzygium aromaticum L., white pepper (Piper nigrum L., neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss and silica dioxide powders were tested as well as neem, eucalyptus (Eucaliptus globulus Labill and Eucaliptus citriodora Hook., eugenol, andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl., rosemary (Lippia gracillis HBK., cedar (Cedrela fissilis Vell. and pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. oils. Powders were tested at concentration of 1kg/t in 50g-corn-plot and the oils at dosage of 50¿L in 20g-corn-plot. The plots infestation was accomplished using 20 and 8 adults (males and females of S. zeamais being 0 to 15 days old, respectively, in the experiments with powders and oils. Silica dioxide caused 46.7, 38.3 and 37.5% of mortality, respectively, in the initial (soon after the treatment with the powders or oils and at 60 and 120 days of storage periods, but the mortality induced by the other powders was inexpressive. In the three studied storage periods, silica dioxide was the more efficient in reducing adults emergency. At the initial storage period, all the oils caused mortality above 79%, however, after 60 and 120 days, mortality was lower than 2.5%. The adult emergency increased as stored period increased, although at 120 days the best performance was obtained using neem, followed by andiroba, cedar, rosemary and E. globulus oils.

  8. Pequi cake composition, hydrolysis and fermentation to bioethanol

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    A. L. Macedo

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Pequizeiro (Caryocar brasiliense Camb fruits have been evaluated as a potential raw material for the newly established biodiesel industry. This scenario demands applications using the solid co-product derived from the extraction of pequi oil, called cake or meal. This study analyses the acid hydrolysis of carbohydrates present in the pequi meal in order to obtain fermentable sugars and evaluates their conversion to bioethanol. There was 27% starch in the pequi meal. The use of a CCRD experimental design type to study the acid saccharification of pequi meal results in 61.6% conversion of its starch content to reducing sugars. Positive and significant linear effects were observed for H2SO4 concentration and temperature factors, while the quadratic effect of H2SO4 concentration and the linear effect of solid-liquid ratio were negative. Even, with non-optimized fermentative condition using 1% of dried baker's yeast in conical flasks, it was possible to obtain a value equivalent to 53 L of ethanol per ton of hydrolyzed pequi meal.

  9. Composição florística e estrutura fitossociológica de dois fragmentos de floresta de restinga no Município de Bertioga, SP, Brasil Floristic and phytosociological analysis of two fragments of restinga forest in Bertioga, São Paulo State, Brazil

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    Daniela Guedes

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi realizado em dois fragmentos de floresta de restinga (floresta inundável e floresta não inundável no Município de Bertioga, Estado de São Paulo, em uma área com extensão total aproximada de 3.000.000 m², pertencente ao condomínio residencial Riviera de São Lourenço. Para o levantamento fitossociológico foram instaladas 48 parcelas de 10×10 m distribuídas em blocos de 20×30 m e de 10×30 m, onde foram amostrados todos os indivíduos lenhosos com perímetro do caule à altura do peito (PAP igual ou superior a 10 cm. Foram levantados 893 indivíduos distribuídos em 83 espécies e 31 famílias. As espécies da floresta não inundável com maior valor de importância (VI foram: Manilkara subsericea (Mart. Dubard, Amaioua intermedia Mart. ex K. Schum., Didymopanax angustissimum A. Sampaio, Miconia cubatanensis Hoehne, Euterpe edulis Mart., Syagrus pseudococos (Raud. Glassm., Bactris setosa Mart., Guarea macrophylla Vahl. e Nectandra oppositifolia Ness & Mart. ex Mez. e na floresta inundável: Eriotheca pentaphylla (Vell. emend K. Schum. A. Robyns, Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess., Syagrus pseudococos, Tabebuia cassinoides (Lam. DC., Manilkara subsericea, Tabebuia obtusifolia (Cham Bureau, Didymopanax angustissimum, Sloanea guianensis (Aubl. Benth. e Amaioua intermedia. O índice de diversidade de Shannon (H' foi de 3,50 nats/ind. para a floresta inundável e 3,70 nats/ind. para a floresta não inundável.A phytosociological investigation in two fragments of restinga forest (flooded and nonflooded in Riviera de São Lourenço complex, Bertioga, São Paulo, was carried out. Each fragment in the phytosociological survey was studied using 10×10 m plots. These plots were distributed in blocks of 20×30 m and 10×30 m, for a total area of 4,800 m². The 893 individuals sampled in both fragments were distributed in 83 species and 31 families. The species with highest importance values (IV in the flooded restinga

  10. Avaliação de danos por insetos em toras estocadas em indústrias madeireiras de Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil

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    Abreu Raimunda Liége Souza de

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    Full Text Available Em seis indústrias madeireiras de Manaus, Amazonas, foi realizado um trabalho de pesquisa, com a utilização de um questionário,para averiguar as condições de uso e processamento da madeira e as medidas preventivas contra o ataque de insetos. Foram realizados, também,um levantamento da ocorrência de insetos em 19 espécies de madeiras utilizadas por essas indústrias e a avaliação do dano provocado pelas principais espécies de Coleoptera (besouros e Isoptera (cupins. Das respostas apuradas, constatou-se que nenhuma das empresas visitadas emprega qualquer produto para prevenir o ataque de insetos às toras, assim como a secagem e a estocagem das toras são feitas de forma incorreta, contribuindo para aumentar a intensidade de ataque de insetos. Foram encontradas uma família de cupins e 16 de besouros, ressaltando que destas apenas cinco causam danos à madeira. Do total de 13 espécies de insetos coletados, destacam-se Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff e Platypus parallelus (Fabricius, encontradas em 18 espécies madeireiras, sendo conseqüentemente responsáveis pela maioria dos danos nas toras X. volvulus (Fabricius e Platypus sp. foram encontradas em cinco espécies; X. ferrugineus (Fabricius em três espécies; Minthea rugicolis Walk, Minthea sp. e Nasutitermes corniger (Motschulsky em duas, e Dinoderus bifoveolatus Wollaston, Anoplotermes sp.; e Cnesinus sp. em uma. As espécies de madeiras que sofreram maior grau de deterioração, causada principalmente por coleópteros, foram Ceiba pentandra (L. Gaertn. e Copaifera multijuga Hayne, seguidas por Couroupitaguianensis Aubl., Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess., Cedrela odorata L., Hevea brasiliensis Müll. Arg., Hura crepitans L., Hymenolobium sp., Maquira coriacea (Karsten C.C. Berg, Nectandra sp., Virolasurinamensis Warb. e Vochysia sp.

  11. Técnicas para superação da dormência de sementes de guanandi

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    Rosemeire Carvalho da Silva

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar tipos de preparo de sementes de guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense, com vistas à superação da dormência física e mecânica, e verificar a influência da temperatura e do substrato sobre a germinação. Foram avaliados três substratos (papel, areia e vermiculita, duas temperaturas de germinação (25 e 30ºC e quatro tipos de preparo das sementes: sementes íntegras; sementes nuas, sem tegumento e endocarpo; sementes com punctura no endocarpo, na região próxima ao eixo embrionário ou na região oposta ao eixo embrionário; e sementes cortadas a 1/3 da região oposta ao eixo embrionário. Foram realizados testes de vigor (índice de velocidade de germinação e emergência de plântulas em campo, e a curva de embebição foi obtida para os diferentes tipos de preparo da semente. A retirada total do envoltório (endocarpo e tegumento é necessária para a completa superação da dormência física e mecânica das sementes de guanandi. A germinação das sementes deve ser realizada em substrato papel à temperatura de 30ºC.

  12. TROCAS GASOSAS E EFICIÊNCIA DO FOTOSSISTEMA II EM PLANTAS ADULTAS DE SEIS ESPÉCIES FLORESTAIS EM FUNÇÃO DO SUPRIMENTO DE ÁGUA NO SOLO1

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    David de Holanda Campelo

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    Full Text Available RESUMO A redução da disponibilidade hídrica causa efeitos sobre a fotossíntese e o desenvolvimento de espécies arbóreas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as trocas gasosas e a eficiência fotoquímica do fotossistema II em plantas adultas de gonçalo-alves (Astronium fraxinifolium Schott., guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess., ipê-amarelo (Handroanthus serratifolius (Vahl., ipê-rosa (Handroanthus impetiginosa (Mart. Matos, marupá (Simarouba amara Aubl. e mogno (Swietenia macrophylla King. cultivadas em condições de sequeiro e irrigadas, no Perímetro Irrigado do Baixo Acaraú, Ceará. O delineamento experimental adotado foi o de medidas repetidas no tempo, num esquema de parcelas subsubdivididas (6 x 2 x 3, sendo a parcela principal composta por seis espécies, a subparcela por dois regimes hídricos (irrigado e sequeiro e a subsubparcela pelas épocas de avaliação. As análises das trocas gasosas foram realizadas em 22/11/2012 (estação seca, 07/02/2013 (data que antecedeu o período chuvoso e 17/05/2013 (estação chuvosa. As espécies mogno, guanandi e ipê-amarelo mostraram-se mais sensíveis ao déficit hídrico, em comparação com as outras espécies, o que foi evidenciado pelas maiores reduções nas trocas gasosas e na eficiência fotoquímica do fotossistema II. O ipê-rosa, o marupá e o gonçalo-alves mostraram-se mais adaptados às condições de baixa disponibilidade hídrica do solo.

  13. CO2 emission from soil after reforestation and application of sewage sludge

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    Janaina Braga Carmo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to quantify the carbon dioxide emissions from an Oxisol under degraded pasture located in Sorocaba, São Paulo State, Brazil. The treatments were: sewage sludge (LE, sewage sludge compost (CLE, mineral fertilizer (AM and no fertilization (T0. The experiment was conducted in a completely randomized block design with analysis of the effect of the four treatments (CLE, LE, and AM T0 with four replications. The application of sewage sludge, sewage sludge compost, mineral fertilizer and no fertilizer was statistically significant for the variables of height increase and stem height of Guanandi seedlings (Calophyllum brasiliense Cambessèdes - Calophyllaceae. Treatments showed significant differences in terms of CO2 emissions from soil. The CLE exhibited the highest CO2 fluxes, reaching a peak of 9.33±0.96 g C m- 2 day- 1 (p<0.0001, as well as the LE with a maximum CO2 flux of 6.35±1.17 C m- 2 day- 1 (p<0.005. The AM treatment (4.96±1.61 g C m- 2 day- 1 had the same statistical effect as T0 (5.33±0.49 g C m- 2 day- 1. CO2 fluxes were correlated with soil temperature in all treatments. However, considering the period of 172 days of evaluation, the total loss of C as CO2 was 2.7% for sewage sludge and 0.7% for the sewage sludge compost of the total C added with the application on soil.

  14. Assessing the extent of "conflict of use" in multipurpose tropical forest trees: a regional view.

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    Herrero-Jáuregui, Cristina; Guariguata, Manuel R; Cárdenas, Dairon; Vilanova, Emilio; Robles, Marco; Licona, Juan Carlos; Nalvarte, Walter

    2013-11-30

    In the context of multiple forest management, multipurpose tree species which provide both timber and non-timber forest products (NTFP), present particular challenges as the potential of conflicting use for either product may be high. One key aspect is that the magnitude of conflict of use can be location specific, thus adding complexity to policy development. This paper focuses on the extent to which the potential for conflict of use in multipurpose tree species varies across the Amazonian lowland forests shared by Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, emphasizing the economic dimension of conflict. Based on a review of the current normative and regulatory aspects of timber and NTFP extraction in the five countries, the paper also briefly discusses the opportunities and constraints for harmonization of timber and NTFP management of multipurpose species across the region. It was found that about half of the 336 timber species reviewed across the five countries also have non-timber uses. Eleven timber species are multipurpose in all five countries: Calophyllum brasiliense, Cedrela odorata, Ceiba pentandra, Clarisia racemosa, Ficus insipida, Jacaranda copaia, Schefflera morototoni, Simarouba amara and Terminalia amazonia. Seven other multipurpose species occurred only in either Venezuela (Tabebuia impetiginosa, Spondias mombin, Pentaclethra macroloba, Copaifera officinalis, Chlorophora tinctoria, Carapa guianensis) or Ecuador (Tabebuia chrysantha). Four multipurpose tree species presented the highest potential of conflict of use across the region: Dipteryx odorata, Tabebuia serratifolia, Hymenaea courbaril and Myroxylon balsamum yet these were not evenly distributed across all five countries. None of the five studied countries have specific legislation to promote sustainable use of any of the multipurpose species reported here and thus mitigate potential conflict of use; nor documented management options for integration or else segregation of both their

  15. Nitrogen fixation in trees - 1

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    Dobereiner, J.; Gauthier, D.L.; Diem, H.G.; Dommergues, Y.R.; Bonetti, R.; Oliveira, L.A.; Magalhaes, F.M.M.; Faria, S.M. de; Franco, A.A.; Menandro, M.S.

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    Six papers are presented from the symposium. Dobereiner, J.; Nodulation and nitrogen fixation in leguminous trees, 83-90, (15 ref.), reviews studies on Brazilian species. Gauthier, D.L., Diem, H.G., Dommergues, Y.R., Tropical and subtropical actinorhizal plants, 119-136, (Refs. 50), reports on studies on Casuarinaceae. Bonetti, R., Oliveira, L.A., Magalhaes, F.M.M.; Rhizobium populations and occurrence of VA mycorrhizae in plantations of forest trees, 137-142, (Refs. 15), studies Amazonia stands of Cedrelinga catenaeformis, Calophyllum brasiliense, Dipteryx odorata, D. potiphylla, Carapa guianensis, Goupia glabra, Tabebuia serratifolia, Clarisia racemosa, Pithecellobium racemosum, Vouacapoua pallidior, Eperua bijuga, and Diplotropis species. Nodulation was observed in Cedrelinga catenaeformis and V. pallidior. Faria, S.M. de, Franco, A.A., Menandro, M.S., Jesus, R.M. de, Baitello, J.B.; Aguiar, O.T. de, Doebereiner, J; survey of nodulation in leguminous tree species native to southeastern Brazil, 143-153, (Refs. 7), reports on 119 species, with first reports of nodulation in the genera Bowdichia, Poecilanthe, Melanoxylon, Moldenhaurea (Moldenhawera), and Pseudosamanea. Gaiad, S., Carpanezzi, A.A.; Occurrence of Rhizobium in Leguminosae of silvicultural interest for south Brazil, 155-158, (Refs. 2). Nodulation is reported in Mimosa scabrella, Acacia mearnsii, A. longifolia various trinervis, Enterolobium contortisiliquum, and Erythrina falcata. Magalhaes, L.M.S., Blum, W.E.H., Nodulation and growth of Cedrelinga catanaeformis in experimental stands in the Manaus region - Amazonas, 159-164, (Refs. 5). Results indicate that C. catenaeformis can be used in degraded areas of very low soil fertility.

  16. CARACTERÍSTICAS FOLIARES Y TASAS VITALES DE ÁRBOLES SUCESIONALES TARDÍOS DE UN BOSQUE TROPICAL PERENNIFOLIO

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    CRISTINA MARTÍNEZ-GARZA

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Para acelerar la sucesión vegetal y restaurar la vegetación en áreas degradadas (e.g., pastizales abandonados se ha sugerido utilizar especies sucesionales tardías. Para determinar cómo la dinámica foliar está relacionada con altas tasas de crecimiento y supervivencia en sitios sucesionales tempranos, evaluamos la hipótesis de que la plasticidad en la demografía foliar está positivamente correlacionada con el establecimiento de árboles de siete especies sucesionales tardías creciendo en ambientes soleados (pastizal y borde y obscuros (bosque secundario en Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México. Se monitorearon cohortes de hojas de 517 individuos de siete especies arbóreas creciendo en los tres hábitats durante un año. Los individuos que crecieron en bosque secundario y borde tuvieron mayor supervivencia foliar y menor producción de hojas que aquellos que crecieron en pastizal. Los individuos con mayor crecimiento y supervivencia en pastizal tuvieron una plasticidad alta en su supervivencia foliar y plasticidad baja en su producción de hojas (estabilidad, mientras que los individuos en el borde y el bosque con tasas altas de supervivencia fueron aquello que tuvieron estabilidad alta en su producción foliar. Nuestros resultados indican que Nectandra ambigens, Licaria velutina y Pouteria rhynchocarpa pueden ser sembradas en pastizales ya que muestran tasas altas de crecimiento y supervivencia en esos hábitats, además alcanzan diferentes estaturas a la edad adulta por lo que proveerían de diversidad estructural al bosque resultante. Especies con supervivencia baja en pastizales como Calophyllum brasiliense, Pimenta dioica, Amphitecna tuxtlensis y Eugenia inirebensis podrían sembrarse en grandes cantidades o hasta que un dosel de pioneras se haya formado.

  17. PENGUJIAN SIFAT FISIKA KIMIA MINYAK BIJI NYAMPLUNG ( Calophyllum Inophyllum L. ) SEBAGAI BAHAN BAKU BIODIESEL DENGAN VARIASI WAKTU REAKSI PADA PROSES TRANSESTERIFIKASI

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    This study aims to generate renewable energy from the seeds nyamplung(Calophylluminophyllum L.) as a raw material of biodiesel with variations in reaction time on the trans-esterification process to test the density, viscosity and content of %FFA, and view the content of methyl ester. The density obtained during the process of trans-esterification 1 hour = 0,915 gr/cm3, 2 hours = 0,9151 g/cm3 and 3 hours = 0,917 gr/cm3, that value is almost the same. This proves that a long time trans-esterif...

  18. Discrimination of Pulp Oil and Kernel Oil from Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense) by Fatty Acid Methyl Esters Fingerprinting, Using GC-FID and Multivariate Analysis

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    Faria-Machado, A.F.; Tres, Alba; Ruth, Van S.M.; Antoniassi, Rosemar; Junqueira, N.T.V.; Lopes, P.S.N.; Bizzo, H.R.

    2015-01-01

    Pequi is an oleaginous fruit whose edible oil is composed mainly by saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. The biological and nutritional properties of pequi oil are dependent on its composition, which can change according to the oil source (pulp or kernel). There is little data in the scient

  19. Phytoaccumulation of trace elements by wetland plants: 3. Uptake and accumulation of ten trace elements by twelve plant species

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    Qian, J.H.; Zayed, A.; Zhu, Y.L.; Yu, M.; Terry, N.

    1999-10-01

    Interest is increasing in using wetland plants in constructed wetlands to remove toxic elements from polluted wastewater. To identify those wetland plants that hyperaccumulate trace elements, 12 plant species were tested for their efficiency to bioconcentrate 10 potentially toxic trace elements including As, b, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Mn, Hg, Ni, and Se. Individual plants were grown under carefully controlled conditions and supplied with 1 mg L{sup {minus}1} of each trace element individually for 10 d. Except B, all elements accumulated to much higher concentrations in roots than in shoots. Highest shoot tissue concentrations (mg kg{sup {minus}1} DW) of the various trace elements were attained by the following species: umbrella plant (Cyperus alternifolius L.) for Mn (198) and Cr (44); water zinnia (Wedelia trilobata Hitchc.) for Cd (148) and Ni (80); smartweed (Polygonum hydropiperoides Michx.) for Cu (95) and Pb (64); water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes L.) for Hg (92), As (34), and Se (39); and mare's tail (hippuris vulgaris L.) for B (1132). Whereas, the following species attained the highest root tissue concentrations (mg kg{sup {minus}1} DW); stripped rush (Baumia rubiginosa) for Mn (1683); parrot's feather (Myriophyllum brasiliense Camb.) for Cd (1426) and Ni (1077); water lettuce for Cu (1038), Hg (1217), and As (177); smartweed for Cr (2980) and Pb (1882); mare's tail for B (1277); and monkey flower (Mimulus guttatus Fisch.) for Se (384). From a phytoremediation perspective, smartweed was probably the best plant species for trace element removal from wastewater due to its faster growth and higher plant density.

  20. Composição e estrutura da vegetação ripária na sub-bacia do córrego do Cintra (Botucatu–SP. Composition and structure of the riparian forest in the sub-watershed of Cintra stream (Botucatu–SP

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    Ivalde BELLUTA

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available As Cuestas Basálticas apresentam-se na paisagem da região central do Estado de São Paulo e caracterizam-se pela Floresta Estacional Semidecidual. O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar a estrutura, estádio sucessional e a diversidade da mata ripária integrante da sub-bacia do córrego do Cintra, situada na região da Cuesta de Botucatu. O método fitossociológico utilizado em três áreas foi o de ponto-quadrante com dois indivíduos amostrados em cada quadrante e de tamanho > 5 m e 5 m and < 5 m of height. The Friedman test was adopted in the comparison among tree species in all three areas and was followed by Dunn’s test, at 5% significance. The analyzed indexes were relative dominance − (DoR, relative density − (DR, and covering index − (IVC, obtained by means of an electronic spreadsheet; the successional stage was determined by the relative proportion among the numbers of individuals of different synusiae species identified; and the diversity of species was studied based on the diversity indexes of Shannon-Wiener (H’, Pielou (J and Simpson, connotation 1-D, using the software Past. In the three sampling areas, 2,241 arboreal individuals of 145 species were found, which belong to 55 botanical families, and the most representative families were Fabaceae, 16.3%; Lauraceae, Myrtaceae and Boraginaceae, 7% each, totaling 37.3% of the total sampling. The species with the highest DoR, DR and IVC in areas 1, 2 and 3, respectively, were Calophyllum brasiliense, Piptadenia gonoacantha and Gochnatia polymorpha. The successional stage in area 1 was considered late, in area 2 was intermediate, and the one in area 3 was pioneer, while the diversity (H’A1 = 4.08; H’A2 = 3.79; H’A3 = 3.31 nats/ind-1 of species was considered high and with good equitability for all 3 areas. Therefore, the indexes indicated greater dominance of a few species in area 3, which is in succession process, requiring reforestation and forest regeneration.

  1. Avaliação da qualidade da água do Rio Tubarão através de Biomarcadores em Geophagus Brasilienses (Quoy e Gaimard, 1824)

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    Osório, Flávio Henrique Tincani

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: O rio Tubarão nasce na encosta da Serra Geral Catarinense pela confluência dos rios Rocinha e Bonito no município de Lauro Muller. Sua bacia hidrográfica é a maior do estado de Santa Catarina e apresenta uma área de drenagem de 5.923 km2. Apesar de sua grande extensão e importância, a qualidade de suas águas superficiais apresentase afetada principalmente pela mineração do carvão mineral, pela atividade agropecuária e pela falta de coleta e tratamento de efluentes urbanos e industriai...

  2. Caracterização da população portadora de tuberculose do município de Américo Brasiliense/SP, no período de 1992 a 2002

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    C. Q.F. LEITE; N. P.F. SEVERO

    2009-01-01

    A tuberculose é um grave problema de Saúde Pública em todo o mundo, sendo desde 1993 considerada pela OMS uma emergência global. O Brasil ocupa a 13ª posição no ranking mundial em incidência de tuberculose. Ocorrências de tuberculose nas grandes cidades brasileiras são bem conhecidas e estudadas. Entretanto, pouco se sabe sobre a problemática da tuberculose nas peque...

  3. Caracterização da população portadora de tuberculose do município de Américo Brasiliense/SP, no período de 1992 a 2002

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    N. P.F. SEVERO; C. Q.F. LEITE

    2009-01-01

    A tuberculose é um grave problema de Saúde Pública em todo o mundo, sendo desde 1993 considerada pela OMS uma emergência global. O Brasil ocupa a 13ª posição no ranking mundial em incidência de tuberculose. Ocorrências de tuberculose nas grandes cidades brasileiras são bem conhecidas e estudadas. Entretanto, pouco se sabe sobre a problemática da tuberculose nas peque...

  4. Atividade inseticida de óleos essenciais e fixos sobre Callosobruchus maculatus (FABR., 1775 (Coleoptera: Bruchidae em grãos de caupi [Vigna unguiculata (L. WALP.] Insecticide activity of essential and fixed oils in Callosobruchus maculatus (FABR., 1775 (Coleoptera: Bruchidae in cowpea grains [Vigna unguiculata (L. WALP.

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    Adriana Carla Ribeiro Lopes Pereira

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O caruncho, Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabr., é considerado a praga mais importante do caupi, Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp., armazenado em regiões tropicais e subtropicais. Visando minimizar os efeitos indesejáveis dos inseticidas químicos sintéticos, o controle dessa praga com óleos de origem vegetal vem se constituindo numa alternativa promissora, de baixo custo e segura para os aplicadores e consumidores. Foram testados os óleos essenciais [(Cymbopogon martini (Roxb. J.F. Watson], Piper aduncum L., Piper hispidinervum C.DC., Melaleuca sp., Lippia gracillis Shauer e fixos (Helianthus annuus L, Sesamum indicum L, Gossypium hirsutum L., Glycine max (L. Merr. e Caryocar brasiliense Camb., em grãos de caupi, cv. Sempre Verde. Os óleos foram utilizados nas concentrações 10, 20, 30, 40 e 50mL/20g, correspondendo a 0,5, 1,0, 1,5, 2,0 e 2,5 L/t e impregnados aos grãos no interior de recipientes de plástico, com auxílio de pipetador automático e agitados manualmente durante dois minutos. Parcelas de 20g de caupi foram infestadas com oito fêmeas de C. maculatus, com 0 a 48 h de idade. Cada óleo foi testado, separadamente, em delineamento inteiramente casualisado com seis repetições. Os óleos essenciais de C. martini, P. aduncum e L. gracillis causaram 100% de mortalidade em todas as concentrações, P. hispidinervum a partir de 1,5 L/t e Melaleuca sp. nas concentrações de 2,0 e 2,5 L/t. A redução do número de ovos viáveis e de insetos emergidos foi de 100% para todos os óleos essenciais, exceto Melaleuca sp. Por outro lado, os óleos fixos, apesar de apresentarem baixa mortalidade em todas as concentrações testadas, reduziram em praticamente 100% o número de ovos viáveis e de insetos emergidos.The weevil Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabr. is considered the most important pest of cowpea, Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp., stored in tropical and subtropical regions. Focusing to minimize the undesired effects of synthetic chemical

  5. The relationship between cognitive ability and demographic factors in late midlife

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    Mortensen, Erik Lykke; Flensborg-Madsen, Trine; Molbo, Drude;

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the article is to analyze associations between sex, age, education, and social class and cognitive ability in late midlife and to evaluate differences in cognitive ability among the three Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) cohorts.......The aim of the article is to analyze associations between sex, age, education, and social class and cognitive ability in late midlife and to evaluate differences in cognitive ability among the three Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) cohorts....

  6. Occurrence of biflavonoids in Clusiaceae: chemical and pharmacological aspects

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    This work describes the biflavonoids found in species of Clusiaceae, particularly the genera Garcinia and Calophyllum, emphasizing the importance of these metabolites as chemical markers of this family, their contribution to the pharmacological potential of these species, besides the promising potential of these compounds in the search for new drugs. (author)

  7. Bioactivity of non-edible oil seed extracts and purified extracts against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).

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    Pawar, Pushpa; Joseph, Mary; Tungikar, Vijay; Joshi, Swati

    2004-01-01

    Extracts and purified extracts of seeds of two plant species, Madhuca latifolia and Calophyllum inophyllum when evaluated against the 2nd instar larvae of Helicoverpa armigera reared on synthetic diet, exhibited high larval mortality, prolongation of developmental period, morphological deformities and highly significant reduction in adult emergence. The reduction in larval weights in the treatments was also highly significant. PMID:15274488

  8. Occurrence of biflavonoids in Clusiaceae: chemical and pharmacological aspects; Ocorrencia de biflavonoides em Clusiaceae: aspectos quimicos e farmacologicos

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    Ferreira, Rafaela Oliveira [Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropedica, RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica; Carvalho, Mario Geraldo de [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (NPPN/UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Nucleo de Pesquisa em Produtos Naturais; Silva, Tania Maria Sarmento da, E-mail: mgeraldo@ufrrj.br [Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Ciencias Moleculares

    2012-07-01

    This work describes the biflavonoids found in species of Clusiaceae, particularly the genera Garcinia and Calophyllum, emphasizing the importance of these metabolites as chemical markers of this family, their contribution to the pharmacological potential of these species, besides the promising potential of these compounds in the search for new drugs. (author)

  9. Notas de Ixodologia: IV - considerações sôbre a nomeclatura de algumas espécies do gênero Amblyomma do Brasil e países limítrofes (Acari: Ixodidae

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    Flávio da Fonseca

    1952-03-01

    Full Text Available An attempt is made to clear the nomenclature of some netropical species of the genus Amblyomma. Amblyomma myrmecophagium Schulze, 1933 and Amblyomma brasiliense guyanense Floch et Abonnenc, 1933, are synonyms of Amblyoma scalpturatum Neumann, 1906. Amblyomma superbrasiliense Schulze, 1941, is cospecific with Amblyomma incisum Neumann, 1906. Amblyomma ypsilophorum Schulze, 1941, is a synonym of Amblyomma cooperi Nuttal et Warburton, 1907.

  10. Plant Cell Wall Carbohydrates as Substrates for Azospirillum brasiliense†

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    Myers, Mary L.; Hubbell, David H.

    1987-01-01

    Carbohydrate components (simple sugars and polysaccharides) of cell walls of pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum L., cv. Gahi) were studied as potential substrates for the root-associated diazotroph Azospirillum brasiliense Sp. 7. Simple sugars were utilized, but no evidence was obtained to support the suggestion that the polysaccharide components tested might serve as substrates for growth following hydrolysis by the associated azospirilla.

  11. Computer-aided Framework for Design of Pure, Mixed and Blended Products

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    Cignitti, Stefano; Zhang, Lei; Gani, Rafiqul

    2015-01-01

    Design of novel chemical products with process and application considerations is an emerging topic in thefield of chemical and biochemical engineering. Methods, such as Computer Aided Molecular Design(CAMD) [1] and Computer-aided Mixture and Blend Design (CAMbD) [2], provide the possibility of...... metrics that must be included in today’s product designs, consequently makes the problem harder to mathematically formulate and to solve.In this work, a framework for computer-aided design of pure, mixed and blended chemical products hasbeen developed. The framework is a systematic approach to formulate...... and solve CAMbD problems throughfour sequential steps. In the first step, the needs, target properties and product type are defined. In the second step, the CAMbD is formulated together with objectives and process/application model. In the third step,the formulation is then converted into a mixed...

  12. Failures of TDDFT in describing the lowest intramolecular charge-transfer excitation in para-nitroaniline

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    Eriksen, Janus J.; Sauer, Stephan P. A.; Mikkelsen, Kurt V.; Christiansen, O.; Aa. Jensen, Hans Jørgen; Kongsted, Jacob

    We investigate the failure of Time{Dependent Density Functional Theory (TDDFT) with the CAM{B3LYP exchange{correlation (xc) functional coupled to the Polarizable Embedding (PE) scheme (PE-CAM-B3LYP) in reproducing the solvatochromic shift of the lowest intense charge{transfer excitation in para...... to benchmark results of TDDFT calculations with CAM-B3LYP for intramolecular charge{transfer excitations in molecular systems similar to pNA against higher{level ab initio wave function methods, like, e.g., CCSD, prior to their use. Using the calculated change in dipole moment upon excitation as a...

  13. QUALITY OF COOKIES FORMULATED WITH DIFFERENT PEQUI PEEL FLOUR CONTENTS QUALIDADE DE BISCOITOS FORMULADOS COM DIFERENTES TEORES DE FARINHA DE CASCA DE PEQUI

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    KEY-WORDS: Caryocar brasiliense Camb.; residue; product development; dietary fiber.

    O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a qualidade de biscoitos tipo cookie, formulados com diferentes níveis de farinha de casca de pequi (FCP, em substituição à farinha de trigo (FT. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com controle mais quatro tratamentos (12,5%; 25%; 37,5%; e 50% de substituição de FT por FCP, e quatro

  14. Local Distribution and coexistence of prevalent tree species in peat swamp forests of Central Kalimantan

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    SIMBOLON, H. 2009. Local Distribution and coexistence of prevalent tree species in peat swamp forests of Central Kalimantan. Reinwardtia 12(5): 373–382. ⎯ A study on the distribution and coexistence of prevalent tree species in peat swamp forests was conducted at Lahei and Kelampangan, Central Kalimantan. The prevalent species in both sites were Calophyllum canum, Combretocarpus rotundatus, Cratoxylum glaucum, Ctenolophon parvifolius, Elaeocarpus petiolatus, with Palaquium cochleariifolium at...

  15. 5-Methoxy-2,2-dimethyl-6-[(2E)-2-methylbut-2-enoyl]-10-phenyl-2H,8H-pyrano[2,3-f]chromen-8-one (calophyllolide)

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    L. Kalyanaraman; R. Mohan Kumar; Peddy Vishweshwar; R. Pichai; Narasimhan, S

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C26H24O5, was isolated from calophyllum inophyllum seeds. In the molecule, the phenyl and 2-methylbut-2-enoyl groups are almost orthogonal to the chromene fragment [C—C—C—C torsion angles = 81.4 (3) and −90.1 (2)°, respectively]. In the crystal packing, centrosymmetrically related molecules are linked by C—H...O contacts into dimers, which are connected via further C—H...O interactions...

  16. In vitro activity of amphotericin B cochleates against Leishmania chagasi

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    Full Text Available Cochleate delivery vehicles are a novel lipid-based system with potential for delivery of amphotericin B (AmB. In this study, the efficacy of cochleates was evaluated by examining the in vitro activity of AmB cochleates (CAMB against Leishmania chagasi in a macrophage model of infection. We demonstrate that CAMB is nontoxic to macrophages at concentrations as high as 2.5 μg/mL, whereas the conventional formulation, AmB deoxycholate, showed high toxicity at this concentration. The in vitro activity of CAMB against L. chagasi was found to be similar to that of the reference drug AmB deoxycholate, with ED50s of 0.017 μg/mL and 0.021 μg/mL, respectively. Considering that L. chagasi affects organs amenable to cochleate-mediated delivery of AmB, we hypothesize that CAMB will be an effective lipid system for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis.

  17. Charge-resonance excitations in symmetric molecules - Comparison of linear response DFT with CC3 for the excited states of a model dimer

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    Kuhlman, Thomas Scheby; Mikkelsen, Kurt V.; Møller, Klaus Braagaard;

    2009-01-01

    reference CC3 calculation revealing a better description of the excited states by CAM-B3LYP than that of B3LYP. The Λ parameter introduced by Peach et al. [M.J.G. Peach, P. Benfield, T. Helgaker, D.J. Tozer, J. Chem. Phys. 128 (2008) 044118] does not always reveal the problematic charge-resonance states...

  18. Computer-aided Framework for Design of Pure, Mixed and Blended Products

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    Cignitti, Stefano; Zhang, Lei; Gani, Rafiqul

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a framework for computer-aided design of pure, mixed and blended chemical based products. The framework is a systematic approach to convert a Computer-aided Molecular, Mixture and Blend Design (CAMbD) formulation, based on needs and target properties, into a mixed integer non...

  19. "Escola Familia": A Proposal

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    Carani, George; Carani, José; Strong-Wilson, Teresa

    2014-01-01

    "Alphabetização" (literacy) of young children involves a school exclusively devoted to the early years, parental participation, and teachers specialized in early literacy. This is the basis of José Carani's proposal for an "escola familia" in the municipality of Cambé (Brazil). This "Note from the Field," based…

  20. A new solution for a rotating perfect fluid in general relativity

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    Solutions obtained by Kramer [1980, Exact Solutions of Einsteins' Field Equations, Camb. Univ. Press] for a rotating perfect fluid in general relativity are generalised. In the process a few results are noted that seem mathematically interesting and may be applicable elsewhere. (author)

  1. ANALYSIS OF PROJECT ABOUT CERRADO FRUITS DEVELOPED WITH STUDENTS FROM TWO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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    Rodrigues, D. B.; Costa, L. T.; C. P. O. F. Melo; A. G. Souza; E. M. Garcia; H. A. Taroco; J. O. F. Melo

    2016-01-01

    The Brazilian Cerrado has enormous diversity featuring a large number of fruit native plants that have a high nutritional value and distinctive flavor. This work belongs to an extension program of Cerrado fruits, where two species stand out in this region: Cagaita tree (Eugenia dysenterica DC) and Pequi tree (Caryocar brasiliense). The same was done in a neighborhood located near the Federal University of Sao Joao del Rei, Campus of Sete Lagoas - MG and developed in two municipal schools, wit...

  2. Antioxidant Properties of Brazilian Tropical Fruits by Correlation between Different Assays

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    Gregoris, Elena; Pereira Lima, Giuseppina Pace; Fabris, Sabrina; Bertelle, Mariangela; Sicari, Michela; Stevanato, Roberto

    2013-01-01

    Four different assays (the Folin-Ciocalteu, DPPH, enzymatic method, and inhibitory activity on lipid peroxidation) based on radically different physicochemical principles and normally used to determine the antioxidant activity of food have been confronted and utilized to investigate the antioxidant activity of fruits originated from Brazil, with particular attention to more exotic and less-studied species (jurubeba, Solanum paniculatum; pequi, Caryocar brasiliense; pitaya, Hylocereus undatus;...

  3. Smoking and drinking as risk indicators for tooth loss in middle-aged Danes

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    Morse, Douglas E; Avlund, Kirsten; Christensen, Lisa Bøge;

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate tobacco and alcohol consumption as risk indicators for missing teeth in late middle-aged Danes. METHOD: In all, 1,517 Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) participants received a clinical oral examination that included number of teeth. Information on smoking......: Our findings suggest that smoking is positively associated, while alcoholic beverage consumption is inversely related to tooth loss in middle-aged Danes....

  4. La formazione in psicoterapia cognitiva tra evidence based training e dimensione personale del terapeuta

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    Bani, MR

    2010-01-01

    RIASSUNTO. La formazione in psicoterapia è un’area che solo recentemente ha ricevuto attenzione da parte dei ricercatori, in particolare è emersa la necessità di verificare, accanto all’efficacia dei trattamenti che è tradizionalmente oggetto di studio in psicoterapia, se i percorsi di formazione in psicoterapia sono in grado di formare terapeuti efficaci e in che direzione si muove il cambiamento dei trainee. Questo lavoro si propone, alla luce dei dati di letteratura, di valutare il camb...

  5. Confronting quasi-exponential inflation with WMAP seven

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    Pal, Barun Kumar; Pal, Supratik; Basu, B., E-mail: barunp1985@rediffmail.com, E-mail: pal@th.physik.uni-bonn.de, E-mail: banasri@isical.ac.in [Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B.T. Road, Kolkata 700 108 (India)

    2012-04-01

    We confront quasi-exponential models of inflation with WMAP seven years dataset using Hamilton Jacobi formalism. With a phenomenological Hubble parameter, representing quasi exponential inflation, we develop the formalism and subject the analysis to confrontation with WMAP seven using the publicly available code CAMB. The observable parameters are found to fair extremely well with WMAP seven. We also obtain a ratio of tensor to scalar amplitudes which may be detectable in PLANCK.

  6. The experience in monitoring pennalties and alternative measures: the case of the NUMOPA/CEAPA/NUAPA

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    Sandra regina de abreu Pires

    2014-01-01

    The present text aimed to show an experience with the monitoring of the execution of the penalties and alternative measures developed in the Londrina – Paraná region, through the projects Londrina’s Center for Alternative Sentencing Monitoring, Center for Alternative Sentencing Monitoring of Arapongas; Central Monitoring and Sentencing Alternative Measures and Center for Monitoring and Sentencing Alternative Measures of Cambé. The text if initiates with some notes on sentencing alternative me...

  7. Individual Differences in the Ability to Recognise Facial Identity Are Associated with Social Anxiety

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    Davis, Joshua M.; Elinor McKone; Hugh Dennett; Kirsty B O'Connor; Richard O'Kearney; Romina Palermo

    2011-01-01

    Previous research has been concerned with the relationship between social anxiety and the recognition of face expression but the question of whether there is a relationship between social anxiety and the recognition of face identity has been neglected. Here, we report the first evidence that social anxiety is associated with recognition of face identity, across the population range of individual differences in recognition abilities. Results showed poorer face identity recognition (on the Camb...

  8. Mocking the Weak Lensing universe: the LensTools python computing package

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    Petri, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    We present a newly developed software package which implements a wide range of routines frequently used in Weak Gravitational Lensing (WL). With the continuously increasing size of the WL scientific community we feel that easy to use Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for common calculations are a necessity to ensure efficiency and coordination across different working groups. Coupled with existing open source codes, such as CAMB and Gadget2, LensTools brings together a cosmic shear simula...

  9. 5-Meth­oxy-2,2-dimethyl-6-[(2E)-2-methyl­but-2-eno­yl]-10-phenyl-2H,8H-pyrano[2,3-f]chromen-8-one (calophyllolide)

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    L. Kalyanaraman; R. Mohan Kumar; Vishweshwar, Peddy; R. Pichai; Narasimhan, S

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C26H24O5, was isolated from calophyllum inophyllum seeds. In the mol­ecule, the phenyl and 2-methyl­but-2-enoyl groups are almost orthogonal to the chromene fragment [C—C—C—C torsion angles = 81.4 (3) and −90.1 (2)°, respectively]. In the crystal packing, centrosymmetrically related mol­ecules are linked by C—H⋯O contacts into dimers, which are connected via further C—H⋯O inter­actions into a double chain along [010].

  10. 5-Meth­oxy-2,2-dimethyl-6-[(2E)-2-methyl­but-2-eno­yl]-10-phenyl-2H,8H-pyrano[2,3-f]chromen-8-one (calophyllolide)

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    Kalyanaraman, L.; Mohan Kumar, R.; Vishweshwar, Peddy; Pichai, R.; Narasimhan, S.

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C26H24O5, was isolated from calophyllum inophyllum seeds. In the mol­ecule, the phenyl and 2-methyl­but-2-enoyl groups are almost orthogonal to the chromene fragment [C—C—C—C torsion angles = 81.4 (3) and −90.1 (2)°, respectively]. In the crystal packing, centrosymmetrically related mol­ecules are linked by C—H⋯O contacts into dimers, which are connected via further C—H⋯O inter­actions into a double chain along [010]. PMID:21579166

  11. 5-Methoxy-2,2-dimethyl-6-[(2E-2-methylbut-2-enoyl]-10-phenyl-2H,8H-pyrano[2,3-f]chromen-8-one (calophyllolide

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    L. Kalyanaraman

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, C26H24O5, was isolated from calophyllum inophyllum seeds. In the molecule, the phenyl and 2-methylbut-2-enoyl groups are almost orthogonal to the chromene fragment [C—C—C—C torsion angles = 81.4 (3 and −90.1 (2°, respectively]. In the crystal packing, centrosymmetrically related molecules are linked by C—H...O contacts into dimers, which are connected via further C—H...O interactions into a double chain along [010].

  12. 5-Meth-oxy-2,2-dimethyl-6-[(2E)-2-methyl-but-2-eno-yl]-10-phenyl-2H,8H-pyrano[2,3-f]chromen-8-one (calophyllolide).

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    Kalyanaraman, L; Mohan Kumar, R; Vishweshwar, Peddy; Pichai, R; Narasimhan, S

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C(26)H(24)O(5), was isolated from calophyllum inophyllum seeds. In the mol-ecule, the phenyl and 2-methyl-but-2-enoyl groups are almost orthogonal to the chromene fragment [C-C-C-C torsion angles = 81.4 (3) and -90.1 (2)°, respectively]. In the crystal packing, centrosymmetrically related mol-ecules are linked by C-H⋯O contacts into dimers, which are connected via further C-H⋯O inter-actions into a double chain along [010]. PMID:21579166

  13. Adubos verdes para sistemas agroflorestais com Guanandi cultivado em várzea e terraço fluvial.

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    Devide, Antonio Carlos Pries

    2013-01-01

    A Mata Atlântica é um complexo de ecossistemas com elevada diversidade biológica; um dos biomas mais ameaçados do mundo pelas agressões às florestas; uma das cinco regiões do planeta de maior prioridade para a conservação. Em Pindamonhangaba, SP, vem sendo realizado experimentos de conversão agroflorestal de áreas de plantio de Guanandi (Calophyllum braziliense) em várzeas e terraços fluviais. O objetivo desse trabalho é buscar alternativas menos impactantes, rentáveis e com potencial de cont...

  14. Crescimento, acúmulo de fósforo e frações fosfatadas em mudas de sete espécies arbóreas nativas Growth, phosphorus accumulation and p fractions in seedlings of seven native tree species

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    José Zilton Lopes Santos; Álvaro Vilela de Resende; Antônio Eduardo Furtini Neto; Edmar Fernando Corte

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho objetivou comparar o crescimento, a absorção de fósforo (P) e a distribuição das frações fosfatadas em mudas de sete espécies florestais classificadas como: pioneiras [aroeira (Lithraea molleoides), aroeirinha (Shcinus terebinthifolius), sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia), sesbânia (Sesbania virgata)] ou clímax [jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril), guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliensis) e óleo-bálsamo (Myroxylon peruiferum)]. As plantas foram cultivadas com cinco doses de P (0, 100, 250, 500...

  15. CRESCIMENTO INICIAL DE ESPÉCIES FLORESTAIS DE DIFERENTES GRUPOS SUCESSIONAIS EM RESPOSTA A DOSES DE FÓSFORO INITIAL GROWTH OF FOREST SPECIES OF DIFFERENT SUCCESSIONAL GROUPS IN RESPONSE TO PHOSPHORUS DOSES

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    ÁLVARO VILELA DE RESENDE; ANTONIO EDUARDO FURTINI NETO; JOEL AUGUSTO MUNIZ; NILTON CURI; VALDEMAR FAQUIN

    1999-01-01

    Objetivando avaliar a resposta de espécies florestais ao fornecimento de P, conduziu-se um ensaio sob condições de casa de vegetação, cultivando-se mudas das espécies arbóreas pioneiras (aroeira - Lithraea molleoides; aroeirinha - Schinus terebinthifolius; jacaré - Piptadenia gonoacantha; sabiá - Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia; sesbânia - Sesbania virgata), clímax exigente em luz (jatobá - Hymenaea courbaril), e clímax tolerantes a sombra (guanandi - Calophyllum brasiliensis; ipê-amarelo - Tabebuia...

  16. Preparation of Biodiesel of Undi seed with In-situ Transesterification

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    Sanjaykumar DALVI; Swati SONAWANE; Raghunath POKHARKAR

    2012-01-01

    The biodiesel fraction from oil content of Undi (Calophyllum innophyllum L.) is found 60-70%. The extraction of oil is a primary step in any biodiesel production system. To escape this step in-situ transesterification method is used in which the Undi seed crush is directly converted into biodiesel with in-situ transesterification which is fatty acid methyl and ethyl ester composition. The single step reaction is eco-friendly as hexane like solvents not have been used for oil extraction. These...

  17. Preparation of Biodiesel of Undi seed with In-situ Transesterification

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    Sanjaykumar DALVI

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The biodiesel fraction from oil content of Undi (Calophyllum innophyllum L. is found 60-70%. The extraction of oil is a primary step in any biodiesel production system. To escape this step in-situ transesterification method is used in which the Undi seed crush is directly converted into biodiesel with in-situ transesterification which is fatty acid methyl and ethyl ester composition. The single step reaction is eco-friendly as hexane like solvents not have been used for oil extraction. These components of biodiesel were analysed by GC-MS technique.

  18. Experimental and computational studies of 4-(Trifluoromethyl)pyridine-2-carboxylic acid

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    Vural, Hatice

    2016-05-01

    The vibrational spectrum of 4-(Trifluoromethyl)pyridine-2-carboxylic acid was recorded using Fourier transform infrared spectrometer in the range 4000-400 cm-1. The optimized geometric structure of 4-(Trifluoromethyl)pyridine-2-carboxylic acid was searched by B3LYP, CAMB3LYP, and PBEPBE levels of density functional theory (DFT). The vibrational wavenumbers of the title molecule in the ground state were computed by using B3LYP, CAMB3LYP, and PBEPBE methods with the 6-31G (d) basis set. NMR chemical shifts of the title compound were calculated using the gauge-independent atomic orbital (GIAO) method. The solvent effect on the UV-Vis absorption spectrum of the molecule was also examined using the B3LYP method by applying the integral equation formalism-polarized continuum model (IEF-PCM). The nonlinear optical (NLO) properties were measured by means of hyperpolarizability calculation. The electric dipole moment, the mean polarizability and the mean first hyperpolarizability were calculated by using the DFT method with B3LYP, CAMB3LYP, and PBEPBE levels.

  19. Electronic Structures and Optical Properties of Phenyl C71 Butyric Acid Methyl Esters

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    Cai-Rong Zhang

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    Full Text Available Phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM has been adopted as electron acceptor materials in bulk heterojunction solar cells with relatively higher power conversion efficiency. The understanding of the mechanism and performance for the devices based upon PC71BM requires the information of conformations, electronic structures, optical properties, and so forth. Here, the geometries, IR and Raman, electronic structures, polarizabilities, and hyperpolarizabilities of PC71BM isomers are studied by using density functional theory (DFT; the absorption and excitation properties are investigated via time-dependent DFT with B3LYP, PBE0, and CAM-B3LYP functionals. The calculated results show that [6,6]PC71BM is more stable than [5,6]PC71BM due to the lower total energy. The vibrational modes of the isomers at IR and Raman peaks are quite similar. As to absorption properties, CAM-B3LYP functional is the suitable functional for describing the excitations of PC71BM because the calculated results with CAM-B3LYP functional agree well with that of the experiment. The analysis of transition configurations and molecular orbitals demonstrated that the transitions at the absorption maxima in UV/Vis region are localized π-π* transitions in fullerenes cages. Furthermore, the larger isotropic polarizability of PC71BM indicates that the response of PC71BM to applied external electric field is stronger than that of PC61BM, and therefore resulting into better nonlinear optical properties.

  20. 悬钩子属部分类群的分类订正%TAXONOMIC REVISION ON SEVERAL TAXA INTHE GENUS RUBUS(ROSACEAE)

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    李维林; 贺善安

    2001-01-01

    根据野外调查和查阅标本的结果,对悬钩子属部分类群做了修订.将红毛悬钩子(R. pinfaensis Lévl. et Vant.)并入椭圆悬钩子(R. ellipticus Smith),栽秧泡(R. ellipticus Smith var. obcordatus (Franch.) Focke)提升为种(R. obcordatus (Franch.) Focke);棱枝细瘦悬钩子(R. macilentus Camb. var. angulatus Delav. )并入细瘦悬钩子(R. macilentus Camb.);毛叶插田泡(R. coreanus Miq. var.tomentosus Card.)并入插田泡(R. coreanus Miq.);狭叶绢毛悬钩子(R.lineatus Reinw. var. angustifolius Hook.)并入绢毛悬钩子(R.lineatus Reinw.).对针刺悬钩子(R. pungens Camb.)及其各变种做了订正.

  1. Computational studies on structure and spectroscopic properties of 4-(Boc-amino) pyridine

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    Vural, H.

    2015-12-01

    The molecular modeling of 4-(Boc-amino) pyridine was carried out using B3LYP, CAMB3LYP and PBE1PBE levels of density functional theory (DFT). The vibrational frequencies of the title molecule in the ground state were computed by using B3LYP, CAMB3LYP and PBE1PBE methods with the 6-31G + (d, p) basis set. Gauge-independent atomic orbital (GIAO) 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) chemical shift values of the 4-(Boc-amino) pyridine were calculated by using the DFT/B3LYP with 6-31G + (d, p) basis set. The solvent effect on the NMR spectra of the molecule was also examined using the B3LYP method by applying the integral equation formalism-polarized continuum model (IEF-PCM). The electronic properties, such as HOMO-LUMO energies, absorption wavelengths and excitation energy, were investigated by time dependent DFT (TD-DFT) method with IEF-PCM. The mulliken charges on the atoms and second-order interaction energies were derived from NBO analysis. To investigate the nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of the title molecule, the electric dipole moment, the mean polarizability and the mean first hyperpolarizability were computed by using the DFT method with B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP and PBE1PBE levels.

  2. Feeding preference of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus (Lamarck, 1816 on seaweeds

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    Camilla Ferreira Souza

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Seaweeds exhibit different strategies to minimize the damage caused by herbivores and also to influence the feeding preference of these consumers. This study evaluated the feeding preference of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus through multiple-choice experiments using the seaweeds Caulerpa racemosa, Dictyota menstrualis, Osmundaria obtusiloba, Plocamium brasiliense, Sargassum sp., and Ulva sp. In order to verify the importance of morphological and chemical aspects on this feeding preference, two assay-types were carried out using live and powdered macroalgae, respectively. Two different methods were employed to analyze the results obtained: comparison between biomass losses versus autogenic changes, and inclusion of autogenic values in biomass loss through herbivory. In both experiments a clear differential consumption of certain species of seaweeds by L. variegatus was observed, in the following decreasing order of preference: C. racemosa ≈ Ulva sp. > O. obtusiloba ≈ Sargassum sp. > P. brasiliense > D. menstrualis. It was also verified that both methods of analysis used yielded similar results. According to the results obtained, feeding preference of L. variegatus is probably established by the defensive chemicals produced by P. brasiliense and D. menstrualis, and by morphological aspects of C. racemosa, Ulva sp., O. obtusiloba and Sargassum sp.As macroalgas apresentam diversos tipos de estratégias para minimizar os danos gerados por herbívoros que influenciam a preferência alimentar dos consumidores. Este estudo avaliou a preferência alimentar do ouriço-do-mar Lytechinus variegatus em experimentos de múltipla escolha utilizando as macroalgas bentônicas Caulerpa racemosa, Dictyota menstrualis, Osmundaria obtusiloba, Plocamium brasiliense, Sargassum sp., e Ulva sp. Para verificar a importância dos aspectos morfológicos e químicos na preferência, os ensaios foram realizados com algas vivas e em pó, respectivamente. Foram

  3. Production and characterization of exopolysaccharide from submerged fermentation by Agaricus Brasiliensis

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    Gern, Juliana Carine

    2005-01-01

    Resumo: Agaricus brasilienses (=Agaricus blazei Murril) é um basidiomiceto comestível conhecido mundialmente por suas propriedades medicinais. Estudos mostram que a principal atividade atribuída a este cogumelo, a atividade antitumoral, está relacionada a seus polissacarídeos estruturais. Este trabalho teve como objetivo aumentar o conhecimento sobre a produção e a estrutura do exopolissacarídeo (EPS) de Agaricus brasiliensis LPB 03 por fermentação submersa. Primeiramente, estudou-se o efeito...

  4. Biochemical remediation of a TNT contaminated soil. Doctoral thesis

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    Young, D.G.

    1995-06-01

    This research presents the first field evidence for the phytoremediation of a TNT contaminated soil by the emersed aquatic plant, Myriophyllum brasiliense. Commonly known as Parrotfeather, this plant features a nitroreductase enzyme capable of promoting the reduction of the nitro groups on TNT to the corresponding amino groups. The proposed reductive pathway takes the TNT through isomers of monoamino and diamino to the final triaminonitrotoluene (TNT) Once in the TAT form and in the presence of oxygen, the final oxidative step quickly yields ring opened products and complete phytoremediation of TNT.

  5. Modelos ridge em planejamentos de misturas: uma aplicação na extração da polpa de pequi Ridge models in mixture planning: an application in the extraction of pequi pulp

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    Tania Miranda Nepomucena

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Mixture Models can be used in experimental situations involving areas related to food science and chemistry. Some problems of a statistical nature can be found, such as effects of multicollinearity that result in uncertainty in the optimization of a dependent variable. This study proposes the application of the ridge model adapted for mixture planning considering the Kronecker (K-model and Scheffe (S-Model methods applied to response surfaces. The method determined the proportions of hexane, acetone and alcohol proportions that resulted in the maximum response of percentage of extracted pequi (Caryocar brasiliense pulp oil.

  6. Vegetation change in the coastal-lowland rainforest at Avai'o'vuna Swamp, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga

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    Fall, Patricia L.

    2005-11-01

    Avai'o'vuna Swamp, a small coastal wetland in Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga, produced a 4500-year pollen and sediment record. Results are: (1) a mid-Holocene sea level highstand is confirmed for Tonga between about 4500 and 2600 14C yr B.P.; marine clay contains pollen from mangroves ( Rhizophora mangle), coastal forest trees ( Barringtonia asiatica and Cocos nucifera), and rainforest trees ( Alphitonia, Rhus, Hedycarya and Calophyllum). (2) Microscopic charcoal first appeared at 2600 14C yr B.P., coincident with the arrival of Polynesians. (3) Cocos, Pandanus, Excoecaria, Macaranga, and Elaeocarpaceae pollen reflects the establishment of a mixed coastal-lowland rainforest in the last 2500 years. (4) The loss of Hedycarya, Elaeocarpus, Calophyllum, and Guettarda and the reduction of Terminalia and taxa in the Papilionaceae family by about 1000 years ago may be due to habitat destruction and the loss of dispersal capabilities of some species through the extinction of the two largest pigeons in Tonga.

  7. Caloric content of leaves of five tree species from the riparian vegetation in a forest fragment from South Brazil

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    Leandro Fabrício Fiori

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Aim: The measurement of the caloric content evidences the amount of energy that remains in the leaf and that can be released to the aquatic trophic chain. We assessed the energy content of leaves from five riparian tree species of a forest fragment in south Brazil and analyzed whether leaf caloric content varied between leaf species and between seasons (dry and wet. The studied sites are located in Northwest of Paraná State, inside a Semi-Deciduous Forest fragment beside two headwater streams. Methods Sampling sites were located along the riparian vegetation of these two water bodies, and due to its proximity and absence of statistical differences of caloric values, analyzed as one compartment. Results Caloric content varied significantly among species and among all pairs of species, with exception of Nectandra cuspidata Ness and Calophyllum brasiliensis Cambess. Two species presented significant differences between seasons, Sloanea guianensis (Aubl. Ben and Calophyllum brasiliensis Cambess. Conclusions The absence of significant seasonal differences of energy content for some species may be due to the characteristics of the tropical forest, in which temperature did not varied dramatically between seasons. However, the energy differed between species and seasons for some species, emphasizing the necessity of a preliminary inspection of energy content, before tracing energy fluxes instead of using a single value to all species from riparian vegetation.

  8. Phytochemical Analysis and Antifungal Activity of Extracts from Leaves and Fruit Residues of Brazilian Savanna Plants Aiming Its Use as Safe Fungicides.

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    Breda, Caroline Alves; Gasperini, Alessandra Marcon; Garcia, Vera Lucia; Monteiro, Karin Maia; Bataglion, Giovana Anceski; Eberlin, Marcos Nogueira; Duarte, Marta Cristina Teixeira

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    The increasing demand for safe food without preservatives or pesticides residues has encouraged several studies on natural products with antifungal activity and low toxicity. In this study, ethanolic extracts from leaves and fruit residues (peel and seeds) of three Brazilian savanna species (Acrocomia aculeata, Campomanesia adamantium and Caryocar brasiliense) were evaluated against phytopathogenic fungi. Additionally, the most active extract was chemically characterized by ESI-MS and its oral acute toxicity was evaluated. Extracts from C. brasiliense (pequi) peel and leaves were active against Alternaria alternata, Alternaria solani and Venturia pirina with minimal inhibitory concentrations between 350 and 1000 µg/mL. When incorporated in solid media, these extracts extended the lag phase of A. alternata and A. solani and reduced the growth rate of A. solani. Pequi peel extract showed better antifungal activity and their ESI-MS analysis revealed the presence of substances widely reported as antifungal such as gallic acid, quinic acid, ellagic acid, glucogalin and corilagin. The oral acute toxicity was relatively low, being considered safe for use as a potential natural fungicide. PMID:27169570

  9. Lytopylus Förster (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Agathidinae species from Costa Rica, with an emphasis on specimens reared from caterpillars in Area de Conservación Guanacaste

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    Michael Sharkey

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Twelve species of Costa Rican Lytopylus are treated; these include all species reared from Lepidoptera caterpillars in Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica, over 32 years of caterpillar inventory, as well as two species recorded in the literature as occurring in Costa Rica. Ten new species are described, i.e., Lytopylus bradzlotnicki, Lytopylus colleenhitchcockae, Lytopylus gregburtoni, Lytopylus jessicadimauroae, Lytopylus jessiehillae, Lytopylus mingfangi, Lytopylus rebeccashapleyae, Lytopylus robpringlei, Lytopylus sandraberriosae, Lytopylus vaughntani. The following species are transferred to Lytopylus: Metriosoma flavicalcar Enderlein 1920 to Lytopylus flavicalcar comb. n.; Bassus macadamiae Briceño and Sharkey 2000 to Lytopylus macadamiae comb. n.; Metriosoma bicarinatum Enderlein 1920 to Lytopylus bicarinatum comb. n.; Metriosoma brasiliense Enderlein 1920 to Lytopylus brasiliense comb. n.; Bassus tayrona Campos 2007 to Lytopylus tayrona comb. n.; Microdus femoratus Cameron 1887 to Lytopylus femoratus comb. n.; Microdus melanocephalus Cameron 1887 to Lytopylus melanocephalus comb. n.; Bassus pastranai Blanchard 1952 to Lytopylus pastranai comb. n.; Agathis nigrobalteata Cameron 1911 to Lytopylus nigrobalteatus comb. n. Two keys to species of Lytopylus are presented, one interactive and the other static.

  10. Determinação do potencial antioxidante in vitro de frutos do Cerrado brasileiro

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    Mônica Lopes Morais

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Extratos em metanol e acetona de diferentes espécies do Cerrado, semente de Solanum lycocarpum A. St.-Hil (Lobeira, polpa de Byrsonima verbascifolia (L. DC. (Murici, epicarpo e mesocarpo de Caryocar brasiliense Cambess (Pequi e pendúculo de Cipocereus minensis F. Ritter (Quiabo-da-lapa foram submetidos a ensaios antioxidantes in vitro para avaliar a capacidade de sequestrar os radicais orgânicos DPPH e ABTS.+, reduzir o ferro (FRAP e/ ou inibir a peroxidação lipídica (β-caroteno. Todas as amostras apresentaram considerável atividade antioxidante, embora em diferentes proporções, destacando-se o mesocarpo de Caryocar brasiliense como o responsável pela maior atividade antioxidante por captura de radicais livres (DPPH e ABTS e poder de redução do metal (FRAP e o pendúnculo de Cipocereus minensis frente à inibição da peroxidação lipídica (B-caroteno. Os frutos estudados podem ser considerados fontes potenciais de antioxidantes naturais e podem ser explorados como aditivos alimentares promissores para a prevenção de doenças, bem como para a manutenção da saúde.

  11. Enfermidades do sistema nervoso dos ruminantes no sul do Rio Grande do Sul Neurological diseases in ruminants in southern Brazil

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    Franklin Riet-Correa

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Descrevem-se os aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos e patológicos das enfermidades do sistema nervoso central dos ruminantes, diagnosticadas na região Sul do Rio Grande do Sul, incluindo: abiotrofia cerebelar; hipoplasia cerebelar; hipermetria hereditária; artrogripose; hipomielinogênese congênita; abscesso cerebral; listeriose; tétano; botulismo; necrose simétrica focal; raiva; leucose; encefalite por herpesvírus bovino-5; febre catarral maligna; intoxicações por Solanum fastigiatum, Claviceps paspali, Ramaria flavo-brunnescens, Halimium brasiliense e Diplodia maydis; encefalopatia hepática causada por Senecio spp. e Echium plantagineum; cetose; coenurose; e síndrome espinhal.The main epidemiological, clinical and pathologic aspects of the diseases of the nervous system in cattle in Southern Rio Grande do Sul are described, including, the following conditions: cerebellar abiotrophy; cerebellar hypoplasia; congenital hypermetria; arthrogryposis; congenital hypomyelinogenesis; brain abscess; listeriose; tetanus; botulism; focal symmetrical encephalomalacia; rabies; leucosis; encephalitis by Herpesvirus Bovine-5; bovino malignant catarrh; intoxications by Solanum fastigiatum, Claviceps paspali, Halimium brasiliense, Diplodia maydis, and Ramaria flavo-brunnescens; hepatoencephalopaty caused by Senecio spp. and Echium plantagineum; ketosis; coenurosis; and spinal syndrome.

  12. A dinâmica institucional de uso comunitário dos produtos nativos do cerrado no município de japonvar (Minas Gerais The institutional dynamics of the community use of cerrado's native products in the municipality of Japonvar (Minas Gerais state

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    Aldemir Inácio de Azevedo

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Este texto estuda um arranjo comunitário que administra o acesso e uso do pequi (Caryocar brasiliense e outros frutos nativos do cerrado por grupos sociais que combinam agricultura familiar e coleta vegetal. O local do estudo fica em Japonvar, município do norte de Minas Gerais. Fundamenta-se na teoria dos bens e recursos de uso comum de Elinor Ostrom e adota uma perspectiva analítica institucionalista. Identifica e descreve cada componente social que exerce alguma influência sobre a experiência de uso comum do pequi e que configura a moldura institucional do funcionamento deste sistema coletivo.This article examines a social arrangement that allows community access and use of the pequi (Caryocar brasiliense and other native fruit species of the Brazilian savanna (cerrado by groups that combine family farming with plant collection. The study is focused on Japonvar, a municipality located in the north of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It is grounded of the theory of common use of goods and resources developed by Elinor Ostrom and adopts an institutionalist perspective. It identifies and describes each social component that exerts influence on the common use experience of the pequi and is an operational part of the institutional framework of this collective system.

  13. Morfologia de plântulas de cinco leguminosas genistóides arbóreas do Brasil (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae Seedling morphology of five genistoid legume trees from Brazil (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae

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    Rodrigo Schütz Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo descrever, ilustrar e comparar a morfologia de plântulas de cinco espécies arbóreas ocorrentes no Brasil dos gêneros Bowdichia, Cyclolobium, Diplotropis, Ormosia e Poecilanthe, pertencentes ao clado genistóide (Leguminosae Papilionoideae. Plântulas fanero-epígeo-foliáceas são encontradas em Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth, Cyclolobium brasiliense Benth. possui plântulas fanero-epígeo-armazenadoras, enquanto que Ormosia arborea (Vell. Harms, Diplotropis martiusii Benth. e Poecilanthe parviflora Benth. apresentam plântulas cripto-hipógeo-armazenadoras. Outros relevantes caracteres morfológicos das plântulas são discutidos e comparados com os de espécies previamente estudadas nestes gêneros.This work aims to describe, illustrate and compare the seedling morphology of five tree species of the genera Bowdichia, Cyclolobium, Diplotropis, Ormosia, and Poecilanthe, which belong to the genistoid clade (Leguminosae Papilionoideae. Phanero-epigeal-foliaceous seedlings are found in Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth, Cyclolobium brasiliense Benth. has phanero-epigeal-reserve seedlings, while Ormosia arborea (Vell. Harms, Diplotropis martiusii Benth., and Poecilanthe parviflora Benth. possess crypto-hypogeal-reserve seedlings. Some other relevant seedling morphological characters are discussed and compared with those of previously studied species in these genera.

  14. Modeling the Galaxy-Halo Connection: An open-source approach with Halotools

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    Hearin, Andrew

    2016-01-01

     Although the modern form of galaxy-halo modeling has been in place for over ten years, there exists no common code base for carrying out large-scale structure calculations. Considering, for example, the advances in CMB science made possible by Boltzmann-solvers such as CMBFast, CAMB and CLASS, there are clear precedents for how theorists working in a well-defined subfield can mutually benefit from such a code base. Motivated by these and other examples, I present Halotools: an open-sour...

  15. Práticas populares de mães adolescentes no cuidado aos filhos Prácticas populares de madres adolescentes en el cuidado a los hijos General practice of teenage mothers caring for their children

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    Keli Regiane Tomeleri; Sonia Silva Marcon

    2009-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Identificar e descrever os cuidados populares adotados por mães adolescentes na assitência aos filhos nos seis primeiros meses de vida. MÉTODOS: Pesquisa com abordagem qualitativa desenvolvida com seis mães adolescentes residentes em Cambé - PR. Os dados foram coletados no período de fevereiro a abril de 2007, por meio de entrevistas semi-estruturadas, realizadas no domicílio em quatro momentos distintos:uma semana, um, quatro e seis meses após o nascimento. RESULTADOS: As mães adol...

  16. Ferric Complexes of 3-Hydroxy-4-pyridinones Characterized by Density Functional Theory and Raman and UV−vis Spectroscopies

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    Šebestík, Jaroslav; Šafařík, Martin; Bouř, Petr

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 51, č. 8 (2012), s. 4473-4481. ISSN 0020-1669 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA203/07/1517; GA ČR GAP208/11/0105; GA MŠk(CZ) LH11033 Grant ostatní: AV ČR(CZ) M200550902 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : Raman spectroscopy * UV-Vis spectroscopy * DFT * CAM-B3LYP * deferipron Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 4.593, year: 2012

  17. Involvement of Phospholipase Cγ1 in Mouse Egg Activation Induced by a Truncated Form of the C-kit Tyrosine Kinase Present in Spermatozoa

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    Sette, Claudio; Bevilacqua, Arturo; Geremia, Raffaele; Rossi, Pellegrino

    1998-01-01

    Microinjection of a truncated form of the c-kit tyrosine kinase present in mouse spermatozoa (tr-kit) activates mouse eggs parthenogenetically, and tr-kit– induced egg activation is inhibited by preincubation with an inhibitor of phospholipase C (PLC) (Sette, C., A. Bevilacqua, A. Bianchini, F. Mangia, R. Geremia, and P. Rossi. 1997. Development [Camb.]. 124:2267–2274). Co-injection of glutathione-S-transferase (GST) fusion proteins containing the src-homology (SH) domains of the γ1 isoform o...

  18. Dark matter velocity dispersion effects on CMB and matter power spectra

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    Piattella, O F; Fabris, J C; Pacheco, J A de Freitas

    2015-01-01

    Effects of velocity dispersion of dark matter particles on the CMB TT power spectrum and on the matter linear power spectrum are investigated using a modified CAMB code. Cold dark matter originated from thermal equilibrium processes does not produce appreciable effects but this is not the case if particles have a non-thermal origin. A cut-off in the matter power spectrum at small scales, similar to that produced by warm dark matter or that produced in the late forming dark matter scenario, appears as a consequence of velocity dispersion effects, which acts as a pressure perturbation.

  19. Does a history of physical exposures at work affect hand-grip strength in midlife?

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    Møller, Anne; Reventlow, Susanne; Hansen, Åse Marie;

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cohort study was to examine associations between physical exposures throughout working life and hand-grip strength (HGS) in midlife. METHODS: The Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) provided data about employment and HGS for 3843 Danes. Individual job histories...... were non-linear and primarily positive among men. Among women, the associations were non-linear and, according to ton-years, primarily negatively associated with HGS but statistically insignificant. CONCLUSION: A history of physical exposures at work explained only a minor part of the variation in HGS...

  20. Theoretical tuning of the firefly bioluminescence spectra by the modification of oxyluciferin

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    Cheng, Yuan-Yuan; Zhu, Jia; Liu, Ya-Jun

    2014-01-01

    Extending the firefly bioluminescence is of practical significance for the improved visualization of living cells and the development of a multicolor reporter. Tuning the color of bioluminescence in fireflies mainly involves the modification of luciferase and luciferin. In this Letter, we theoretically studied the emission spectra of 9 firefly oxyluciferin analogs in the gas phase and in solutions. Three density functionals, including B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP and M06-2X, were employed to theoretically predict the efficiently luminescent analogs. The reliable functionals for calculating the targeted systems were suggested. The luminescence efficiency, solvent effects, and substituent effects are discussed based on the calculated results.

  1. Modelos workflow: Análisis y medición

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    Peralta, Mario; Salgado, Carlos Humberto; Baigorria, Lorena; Berón, Mario; Riesco, Daniel Eduardo; Montejano, Germán Antonio

    2011-01-01

    La necesidad de mejora continua de los procesos de negocio, ha llevado a las organizaciones a buscar herramientas que den soporte a dichas mejoras. La Gestión de Procesos de Negocio proporciona este soporte mediante los Sistemas de Gestión de Procesos de Negocio. Una de las tecnologías más significativas para soportar la automatización de los procesos de negocio son los Sistemas de Gestión Workflow. Para favorecer y dar flexibilidad a dichos sistemas, de manera que puedan adaptarse a los camb...

  2. PolyChord: nested sampling for cosmology

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    Handley, W J; Lasenby, A N

    2015-01-01

    PolyChord is a novel nested sampling algorithm tailored for high dimensional parameter spaces. In addition, it can fully exploit a hierarchy of parameter speeds such as is found in CosmoMC and CAMB. It utilises slice sampling at each iteration to sample within the hard likelihood constraint of nested sampling. It can identify and evolve separate modes of a posterior semi-independently and is parallelised using openMPI. PolyChord is available for download at: http://ccpforge.cse.rl.ac.uk/gf/project/polychord/

  3. Implicaciones hidrológicas del cambio de la cobertura vegetal y uso del suelo: una propuesta de análisis espacial a nivel regional en la cuenca cerrada del lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán

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    Manuel E. Mendoza; Gerardo Bocco; Ema Martha López Granados; Miguel Bravo

    2002-01-01

    Este estudio intenta contribuir en la comprensión de las implicaciones del cambio de la cobertura vegetal y uso del suelo (CCVUS) a nivel regional en el balance hídrico espacialmente distribuido (BHED) en una cuenca poco aforada para 1975 y 2000. Los resultados de esta investigación son producto de la integración de herramientas de percepción remota y sistemas de información geográfica con un modelo de balance de agua; además, se utilizaron técnicas de análisis de dinámica de camb...

  4. Comparação de métodos de laboratório e de campo para a estimativa da área foliar em fruteiras silvestres Comparison of laboratory and field methods for the estimation of leaf area of wild fruit species

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    M.S. Mielke; Hoffmann, A.; L. Endres; J.C. Fachinello

    1995-01-01

    Foi realizado um trabalho com o objetivo de estudar diferentes métodos de laboratório e de campo para a estimativa da área foliar de fruteiras silvestres, pertencentes à família Myrtaceae, a saber: uvalheira (Eugenia uvalha Camb.), aracazeiro (Psidium cattleyanum Sabine), goiabeira serrana (Feijoa sellowiana Berg.) e pitangueira (Eugenia uniflora DC). Entre os métodos de laboratório, também utilizados como "padrão", bons resultados foram obtidos utilizando-se um medidor automático de área fol...

  5. Análisis comparativo de caracteres diagnósticos para la identificación de tres especies argentinas de Myrtaceae empleadas en la medicina popular

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    Lorca, Graciela L.; Amat, Anibal Gumersindo; González, Claudio F.

    1995-01-01

    Se estudia la morfología y anatomía comparadas de Eugenia unflora L. (n. v."pitanga", "ñangapirí"), Eugenia pyriformis Camb. (n.v."ibajay mi") y Hexach-Iamys edulis (Berg) Kausel et Legrand (n.v. "ibajay") utilizadas en la medicina popular de la Provincia de Misiones (Argentina) en la hipertensión arterial y la diabetes. Se determinan los parámetros diagnósticos para la identificación de estas especies tanto en estado íntegro como fragmentario.

  6. Reinventando la rueda: una experiencia de aprendizaje por descubrimiento en la asignatura de Sistemas Operativos

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    Riesco Albizu, Miguel; Díaz Fondón, María Ángeles

    2013-01-01

    El aprendizaje por descubrimiento es una técnica docente de las propuestas para formación por competencias, donde se fomenta el aprendizaje activo y, se supone, se obtiene un mayor aprovechamiento por parte del alumno. En este artículo se describe una experiencia de aplicación de dicha técnica a la asignatura de Sistemas Operativos y los resultados que se han observado. Además, como resultado del trabajo desarrollado, se reflexiona sobre los problemas que se están produciendo respecto al camb...

  7. Vegetable oil from fruits of forest species

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    Razzaque, M.A.; Sayeed, M.; Das, S.C.

    1983-01-01

    Seeds were collected from species in various areas of Bangladesh to assess their potential for production of industrial (e.g. for paint, varnish, soap) and edible oils: Aleurites montana; Amoora spp.; Amoora spectabilis; Aphanamixis (Ricinocarpodendron) polystachya; Calophyllum inophyllum; Elaeis guineensis; Garcinia cowa; Hydnocarpus kurzii; Mallotus philippinensis; Mesua ferrea; Mimusops elengi; Pongamia pinnata; Schleichera oleosa; Shorea robusta; and Zanthoxylum budrunga. In cases where the seed coat could be detached, the weight ratio of seed coat to kernel was calculated. Oil contents of kernel, pulp or whole seed were determined by solvent extraction depending on the ease of separation of the seed coat. Free fatty acid contents and saponification and iodine values of the oil samples were determined. High percentages of oil were obtained from most species. 10 references.

  8. Prospects and potential of fatty acid methyl esters of some non-traditional seed oils for use as biodiesel in India

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    Mohibbe Azam, M.; Waris, Amtul; Nahar, N.M. [Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342003 (India)

    2005-10-01

    Fatty acid profiles of seed oils of 75 plant species having 30% or more fixed oil in their seed/kernel were examined. Saponification number (SN), iodine value (IV) and cetane number (CN) of fatty acid methyl esters of oils were empirically determined and they varied from 169.2 to 312.5, 4.8 to 212 and 20.56 to 67.47, respectively. Fatty acid compositions, IV and CN were used to predict the quality of fatty acid methyl esters of oil for use as biodiesel. Fatty acid methyl ester of oils of 26 species including Azadirachta indica, Calophyllum inophyllum, Jatropha curcas and Pongamia pinnata were found most suitable for use as biodiesel and they meet the major specification of biodiesel standards of USA, Germany and European Standard Organization. The fatty acid methyl esters of another 11 species meet the specification of biodiesel standard of USA only. These selected plants have great potential for biodiesel. (author)

  9. Prospects and potential of fatty acid methyl esters of some non-traditional seed oils for use as biodiesel in India

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    Fatty acid profiles of seed oils of 75 plant species having 30% or more fixed oil in their seed/kernel were examined. Saponification number (SN), iodine value (IV) and cetane number (CN) of fatty acid methyl esters of oils were empirically determined and they varied from 169.2 to 312.5, 4.8 to 212 and 20.56 to 67.47, respectively. Fatty acid compositions, IV and CN were used to predict the quality of fatty acid methyl esters of oil for use as biodiesel. Fatty acid methyl ester of oils of 26 species including Azadirachta indica, Calophyllum inophyllum, Jatropha curcas and Pongamia pinnata were found most suitable for use as biodiesel and they meet the major specification of biodiesel standards of USA, Germany and European Standard Organization. The fatty acid methyl esters of another 11 species meet the specification of biodiesel standard of USA only. These selected plants have great potential for biodiesel

  10. Pemanfaatan Biji Buah Nyamplung (Callophylum Inophylum Sebagai Bahan Baku Pembuatan Biodisel

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    Bayu Biru Chandra

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Indonesia merupakan negara kepulauan dengan garis pantai terpanjang keempat di dunia. Sepanjang sekitar 95000 Km merupakan habitat penting bagi vegetasi mangrove dan biota nya. Sebuah survei tahun 2007 menunjukkan bahwa 20% dari garis pantai rusak, dan tanah aktif terancam oleh erosi. Reboisasi penanaman vegetasi pantai dilakukan oleh pemerintah daerah. Salah satunya adalah Calophyllum Inophyllum. Potensi penggunaan benih C.Inophyllum tidak jelas sampai sekarang. Oleh karena itu, komposisi dan analisia C. Inophyllum dan minyak akan diselidiki. Dari hasil, ditemukan bahwa biji buah C. inophyllum mengandung lemak kasar (63,1%, serat kasar (16,64%, abu (3,22%, protein (3,42%, kelembaban (4,15%, dan ekstrak nitrogen bebas (13.62%. Itu juga memiliki nilai kalori 6092 kal / g. Its lipid asam lemak bebas yang terkandung (8,23%, monogliserida (3,93%, digliserida (3,37%, trigliserida (81.06% dan bioactive (3,4%.

  11. Removal of Basic Violet 14 from aqueous solution using sulphuric acid activated materials.

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    Suresh, S

    2016-01-01

    In this study the adsorption of Basic Violet, 14 from aqueous solution onto sulphuric acid activated materials prepared from Calophyllum inophyllum (CS) and Theobroma cacao (TS) shells were investigated. The experimental data were analysed by Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin isotherm models. The results showed that CS has a superior adsorption capacity compared to the TS. The adsorption capacity was found to be 1416.43 mg/g for CS and 980.39 mg/g for TS. The kinetic data results at different concentrations were analysed using pseudo first-order and pseudo-second order model. Boyd plot indicates that the dye adsorption onto CS and TS is controlled by film diffusion. The adsorbents were characterised by scanning electron microscopy. The materials used in this study were economical waste products and hence can be an attractive alternative to costlier adsorbents for dye removal in industrial wastewater treatment processes. PMID:27330899

  12. Experimental and Theoretical Study of O-Substituent Effect on the Fluorescence of 8-Hydroxyquinoline

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    Mohie E. M. Zayed

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    Full Text Available The synthesis and characterization of different ether and ester derivatives of 8-hydroxyquinoline have been made. UV-visible and fluorescence spectra of these compounds have revealed spectral dependence on both solvent and O-substituent. The fluorescence intensity of ether derivatives revealed higher intensity for 8-octyloxyquinoline compared with 8-methoxyquinoline, whereas those of ester derivatives had less fluorescence than 8-hydroxyquinoline. Theoretical calculations based on Time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT were carried out for the quinolin-8-yl benzoate (8-OateQ compound to understand the effect of O-substituent on the electronic absorption of 8-hydroxyquinaline (8-HQ. The calculations revealed comparable results with those obtained from the experimental data. Optimized geometrical structure was calculated with DFT at B3LYP/6-311++G** level of theory. The results indicated that 8-OateQ is not a coplanar structure. The absorption spectra of the compound were computed in gas-phase and solvent using B3LYP and CAM-B3LYP methods with 6-311++G ** basis set. The agreement between calculated and experimental wavelengths was very good at CAM-B3LYP/6-311++G** level of theory.

  13. FRCAMB: An $f(R)$ Code for Anisotropies in the Microwave Background

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    Xu, Lixin

    2015-01-01

    An $f(R)$ gravity model is proposed to realize a late time accelerated expansion of our Universe. To test the viability of an $f(R)$ gravity model through cosmic observations, the background evolution and the Einstein-Boltzmann equation should be solved for studying the effects on the cosmic microwave background power spectrum and on the matter power spectrum. In the market, we already have the modified versions of {\\bf CAMB} code, for instance {\\bf EFTCAMB} and {\\bf MGCAMB}. However, in these publicly available Einstein-Boltzmann codes, a specific background cosmology, for example the $\\Lambda$CDM or $w$CDM, is assumed. This assumption would be non-proper for a specific $f(R)$ model where the background evolution may be different from a $\\Lambda$CDM cosmology. Therefore the main task for this paper is to present a code to calculate the anisotropies in the microwave background for any $f(R)$ gravity model based on {\\bf CAMB} code, i.e. {\\bf FRCAMB}, where the background and perturbation evolutions are include...

  14. Benchmarking the starting points of the GW approximation for molecules

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    The GW approximation is nowadays being used to obtain accurate quasiparticle energies of atoms and molecules. In practice, the GW approximation is generally evaluated perturbatively, based on a prior self-consistent calculation within a simpler approximation. The final result thus depends on the choice of the self-consistent mean-field chosen as a starting point. Using a recently developed GW code based on Gaussian basis functions, we benchmark a wide range of starting points for perturbative GW, including Hartree-Fock, LDA, PBE, PBE0, B3LYP, HSE06, BH and HLYP, CAM-B3LYP, and tuned CAM-B3LYP. In the evaluation of the ionization energy, the hybrid functionals are clearly superior results starting points when compared to Hartree-Fock, to LDA, or to the semi local approximations. Furthermore, among the hybrid functionals, the ones with the highest proportion of exact-exchange usually perform best. Finally, the reliability of the frozen-core approximation, that allows for a considerable speedup of the calculations, is demonstrated. (authors)

  15. Experimental and Theoretical Study of O-Substituent Effect on the Fluorescence of 8-Hydroxyquinoline

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    Zayed, Mohie E. M.; El-Shishtawy, Reda M.; Elroby, Shaaban A.; Obaid, Abdullah Y.; Al-amshany, Zahra M.

    2015-01-01

    The synthesis and characterization of different ether and ester derivatives of 8-hydroxyquinoline have been made. UV-visible and fluorescence spectra of these compounds have revealed spectral dependence on both solvent and O-substituent. The fluorescence intensity of ether derivatives revealed higher intensity for 8-octyloxyquinoline compared with 8-methoxyquinoline, whereas those of ester derivatives had less fluorescence than 8-hydroxyquinoline. Theoretical calculations based on Time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) were carried out for the quinolin-8-yl benzoate(8-OateQ) compound to understand the effect of O-substituent on the electronic absorption of 8-hydroxyquinaline (8-HQ). The calculations revealed comparable results with those obtained from the experimental data. Optimized geometrical structure was calculated with DFT at B3LYP/6-311++G** level of theory. The results indicated that 8-OateQ is not a coplanar structure. The absorption spectra of the compound were computed in gas-phase and solvent using B3LYP and CAM-B3LYP methods with 6-311++G ** basis set. The agreement between calculated and experimental wavelengths was very good at CAM-B3LYP/6-311++G** level of theory. PMID:25674853

  16. Fast cosmological parameter estimation using neural networks

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    Auld, T; Hobson, M P; Gull, S F

    2006-01-01

    We present a method for accelerating the calculation of CMB power spectra, matter power spectra and likelihood functions for use in cosmological parameter estimation. The algorithm, called CosmoNet, is based on training a multilayer perceptron neural network and shares all the advantages of the recently released Pico algorithm of Fendt & Wandelt, but has several additional benefits in terms of simplicity, computational speed, memory requirements and ease of training. We demonstrate the capabilities of CosmoNet by computing CMB power spectra over a box in the parameter space of flat \\Lambda CDM models containing the 3\\sigma WMAP1 confidence region. We also use CosmoNet to compute the WMAP3 likelihood for flat \\Lambda CDM models and show that marginalised posteriors on parameters derived are very similar to those obtained using CAMB and the WMAP3 code. We find that the average error in the power spectra is typically 2-3% of cosmic variance, and that CosmoNet is \\sim 7 \\times 10^4 faster than CAMB (for flat ...

  17. Linear and nonlinear optical properties of nucleic acid bases

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    Alparone, Andrea

    2013-01-01

    Electronic and vibrational (hyper)polarizabilities of neutral nucleic acid bases (uracil, thymine, cytosine, adenine, hypoxanthine and guanine) were determined using Hartree-Fock, correlated MPn (n = 2, 4), CCSD and DFT (B3LYP, B97-1, CAM-B3LYP) methods. The computations were performed in gaseous and aqueous phases for the most stable tautomeric forms. Frequency-dependent second-order hyperpolarizabilities were calculated for the OKE, IDRI, EFISHG and THG nonlinear optical processes at the wavelength of 1064 nm. The results show that the average electronic polarizabilities increase in the order uracil guanine. This order is also maintained for the electronic hyperpolarizabilities, with the inversion between cytosine and thymine. The response electric properties for the tautomers are almost similar to each other, whereas group substitution and solvation effects are much more significant. Among the DFT methods, the long-range corrected CAM-B3LYP functional gives the better performances, reproducing satisfactorily the correlated ab initio (hyper)polarizability data.

  18. Excited States of DNA Base Pairs Using Long-Range Corrected Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory

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    Jensen, Lasse; Govind, Niranjan

    2009-08-01

    In this work, we present a study of the excitation energies of adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine, and the adenine-thymine (AT) and guanine-cytosine (GC) base pairs using long-range corrected (LC) density functional theory. We compare three recent LC functionals, BNL, CAM-B3LYP, and LC-PBE0, with B3LYP and coupled cluster results from the literature. We find that the best overall performance is for the BNL functional based on LDA. However, in order to achieve this good agreement, a smaller attenuation parameter is needed, which leads to nonoptimum performance for ground-state properties. B3LYP, on the other hand, severely underestimates the charge-transfer (CT) transitions in the base pairs. Surprisingly, we also find that the CAM-B3LYP functional also underestimates the CT excitation energy for the GC base pair but correctly describes the AT base pair. This illustrates the importance of retaining the full long-range exact exchange even at distances as short as that of the DNA base pairs. The worst overall performance is obtained with the LC-PBE0 functional, which overestimates the excitations for the individual bases as well as the base pairs. It is therefore crucial to strike a good balance between the amount of local and long-range exact exchange. Thus, this work highlights the difficulties in obtained LC functionals, which provides a good description of both ground- and excited-state properties.

  19. Second harmonic generation and electro-optical Pockels effect of 1-and 3-nitro-6-azabenzo[]pyrene N-oxide isomers: A Hartree-Fock and Coulomb-attenuating density functional theory investigation

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    Andrea Alparone

    2014-05-01

    Structural, energetic, spectroscopic, linear and nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of the environmental mutagens 1- and 3-nitro-6-azabenzo[]pyrene -oxides were characterized by means of Hartree-Fock as well as B3LYP and CAM-B3LYP density functional theory computations. The NLO investigations were performed for the second harmonic generation (SHG) and electro-optical Pockels effect (EOPE) at the incident wavelength of 1064 nm. The results show that, the predicted structures, vibrational spectra, nucleus independent chemical shifts, ionization energy, electron affinity as well as electronic polarizabilities are little influenced by the position of the nitro substituent. Differently, the dipole moment () and the first-order hyperpolarizabilities () are significantly dependent on the isomerization. The rather different mutagenic activity of the investigated isomers could be related to their diverse polarity. At the CAM-B3LYP level, when passing from the 1- to the 3-nitro-6-azabenzo[a]pyrene -oxide isomer, the datum increases by about 5 D (a factor of three), whereas the static and dynamic values decrease by ca. 50%. Dipole moment measurement and SHG and EOPE NLO techniques are potentially useful to distinguish these important environmental mutagens.

  20. Sedimentary facies and stratigraphic architecture in coarse-grained deltas: Anatomy of the Cenozoic Camaná Formation, southern Peru (16°25‧S to 17°15‧S)

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    Alván, Aldo; von Eynatten, Hilmar

    2014-10-01

    In the external forearc of southern Peru (Arequipa region), the sedimentary facies and the stratigraphic architecture of the Cenozoic Camaná Formation are presented in the context of tectono-eustatic controls. The Camaná Formation is defined as ∼500 m thick coarse-grained deltaic complex that accumulated in a fault-bounded elongated depression extending from the Coastal Cordillera in the east to the offshore Mollendo Basin in the west and likely up to the Peruvian Trench. Based on the analysis of facies associations, we propose a refined stratigraphic scheme of the Camaná Basin fill. The Camaná Formation was formerly divided into the Camaná “A” and Camaná “B” units (CamA and CamB, respectively). We reinterpret the stratigraphic position and the timing of the CamA to CamB boundary, and define three sub-units for CamA, i.e. sub-units A1, A2, and A3. Each depositional unit shows individual stacking patterns, which are linked with particular shoreline trajectories through time. Strata of A1 form the basal succession of the Camaná Formation and consist of distributary channels and mouth bars, unconformably overlain by beds of A2. A2 consists of delta front deposits arranged in voluminous clinothems that reflect a progradational downstepping complex. A3 consists of delta front sandstones to prodelta siltstones arranged in retrogradational onlapping geometry. A pebbly intercalation in proximal onlapping A3 deposits is interpreted to reflect pulses of uplift in the hinterland. The overlying CamB unit is characterized by a thick alternation of fluvio-deltaic conglomerates and sand bars. The ages of the individual units of the Camaná Formation are not yet well defined. Based on the available information and stratigraphic correlations we tentatively assign A1 to the Late Oligocene, A2 to the Early Miocene, A3 to the late Early Miocene to early Middle Miocene, and CamB to the Late Miocene to? early Pliocene. The sub-units A1 and A2 represent a regressive

  1. Composição florística das formações vegetais sobre uma turfeira topotrófica da planície costeira do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Floristic composition of the vegetation types of a fen on the southern Brazil coastal plain in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    César S. B. Costa

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Turfeiras topotróficas caracterizam-se como corpos de águas rasas, permanente ou periodicamente alagados por água do lençol freático, percolada através do solo inorgânico das terras altas adjacentes à depressão central da turfeira. Possuem solos orgânicos e a cobertura vegetal é dominanda por fanerógamas aquáticas emergentes. Este estudo visou o levantamento da diversidade específica e caracterização das principais formações vegetais ao longo de duas transecções de 200m em uma turfeira topotrófica na localidade de Domingos Petrolini (Rio Grande, RS. Em março/1998, o total de 48 espécies vegetais (30 famílias foram encontradas nas 40 parcelas de 5m × 2m observadas nas duas transecções efetuadas. Cerca de 56% das espécies eram plantas aquáticas herbáceas (submersas, flutuantes ou emergentes e apenas 10% arbustos ou árvores. Sete espécies dominaram a cobertura vegetal (Eupatorium tremulum, Eryngium pandanifolium, Blechnum brasiliense, Rhynchospora sp., Xyris jupicai, Utricularia gibba e Cladium jamaicense. Quatro formações vegetais tipicamente distribuídas em relação à topografia e à distância do lençol freático foram caracterizadas: (1 banhados do capim-navalha Cladium jamaicense, drenados apenas no verão, ocupam a depressão central da turfeira (DCT; (2 planos médios de Gravatás/Caraguatás (Eryngium pandanifolium associados a samambaia Blechnum brasiliense (+0,5 a +1,5m da DCT; (3 bosques marginais de arbustos palustres (+1 a +3m da DCT são dominados por Eupatorium tremulum; e (4 campos de turfa recobertos por ciperáceas de pequeno porte, gramas boiadeiras e botões-de-ouro (Xyris jupicai ocupam a borda do afloramento da turfa (+3 a +4m da DCT.Fens are characterized as shallow water bodies permanently or periodically flooded by ground-water table, originating from the percolation of rain water through mineral soils of uplands adjacent to the fen central basin. Fens have organic soil and their plant

  2. Growth and maturation of pequi fruit of the Brazilian cerrado

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    Luiz José Rodrigues

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to characterize the development of pequi fruit (Caryocar brasiliense of the Brazilian cerrado. It takes 84 days (12 weeks for pequi to develop with the onset of flowering in September and early fruit set in January. Pequi fruit showed a simple sigmoid growth curve, and its growth was characterized based on fresh mass and longitudinal and transverse diameters. The contents of titratable acidity, soluble solids, β-carotene, and vitamin C increased during fruit growth, reaching their maximum values at the 12th week (84 days after anthesis. Pequi is a fruit with an extremely high respiratory activity; its respiratory rate decreased during its development. Pequi fruit has been classified as a non-climacteric fruit due to the decrease of both respiration and ethylene production rates during maturation and ripening.

  3. Plant food resources exploited by Blue-and-Yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna, Linnaeus 1758) at an urban area in Central Brazil.

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    Santos, A A; Ragusa-Netto, J

    2014-05-01

    In this study, we described the food plants available to Blue-and-Yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna), its feeding habits and the relationship between these parameters with feeding niche breadth. We established four transects, each one 12 km long, to sample fruiting plants and the feeding habits of this macaw (monthly 40 h, of observations), at the urban areas of Três Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil). During all studied months, macaws foraged for palm fruits, mainly Syagrus oleracea and Acrocomia aculeata fruit pulp, both available all year, as well as Caryocar brasiliense and Anacardium occidentale seeds, in the wet season. The year-round feeding activity of macaws suggests Três Lagoas city as an adequate feeding area. The permanent availability of plant food resources, potentially, resulted from the diverse fruiting patterns of exotic and, mainly, native plant species, which provided a variety of suitable fruit patches. PMID:25166327

  4. Relevamiento de la ictiofauna de la laguna Camba Cué, isla Apipé Grande, Corrientes, Argentina Ichthyological survey of the Camba Cué lagoon, Apipé Grande Island, Corrientes, Argentina

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    Juan M. Iwaszkiw

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La isla Apipé Grande se encuentra a la altura del kilómetro 1400 del río Paraná, dos kilómetros aguas abajo de la represa Yacyretá y actualmente constituye la Reserva Provincial Isla Apipé Grande. Esta isla se destaca por poseer cerca del 70% de la superficie compuesta por zonas bajas e inundables integradas por madrejones, esteros y lagunas. En la zona central de la isla se encuentran las lagunas Hermosa y Cambá Cué que cubren un área aproximada de 300 y 1000 hectáreas respectivamente. En el presente trabajo se informan los resultados del primer relevamiento ictiológico de los referidos cuerpos de agua. La toma de muestras realizada en la laguna Cambá Cué permitió identificar 55 especies de peces. La presencia de especies características de ambientes tanto lóticos como leníticos es interpretada como evidencia de la estrecha relación hidrológica entre estos cuerpos de agua y el sistema del río Paraná.The Apipé Grande island is a Provincial Reserve located in the Paraná river at 1400 km, from its origin at the Buenos Aires harbor, and two km downstream of the Yacyretá Dam. The outstanding feature of the island is that 70% of its area is composed of wetland. At the center of the island there are Hermosa and Cambá Cué «lagunas» with 300 and 1000 hectares respectively. The present paper reports the results of the first ichthyological survey to these water bodies. As a result of the sampling fieldwork 55 fish species were identified. The presence of species belonging to lotic and lenitic environments is interpreted as evidence for the close hydrological relationship of these water bodies and the Paraná river system.

  5. Crescimento, acúmulo de fósforo e frações fosfatadas em mudas de sete espécies arbóreas nativas Growth, phosphorus accumulation and p fractions in seedlings of seven native tree species

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    José Zilton Lopes Santos

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou comparar o crescimento, a absorção de fósforo (P e a distribuição das frações fosfatadas em mudas de sete espécies florestais classificadas como: pioneiras [aroeira (Lithraea molleoides, aroeirinha (Shcinus terebinthifolius, sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia, sesbânia (Sesbania virgata] ou clímax [jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril, guanandi (Calophyllum brasiliensis e óleo-bálsamo (Myroxylon peruiferum]. As plantas foram cultivadas com cinco doses de P (0, 100, 250, 500 e 800 mg dm-3 de P em casa de vegetação. Aos 90 dias, as plantas foram colhidas, determinando-se a produção de matéria seca e o conteúdo de P da parte aérea e as frações de P total, P inorgânico e P orgânico presentes nas folhas. As espécies apresentaram grande variação no comportamento diante da adubação fosfatada. De modo geral, as espécies pioneiras foram mais eficientes em produzir matéria seca da parte aérea e na absorção de P do que as climácicas. Entre as espécies pioneiras, a aroeira apresentou produção de massa estreitamente relacionada ao acúmulo de P, e as proporções de fósforo inorgânico e orgânico permanecem inalteradas com o aumento da disponibilidade do nutriente. O crescimento de aroeirinha, sesbânia e jatobá não acompanhou a absorção do nutriente que é acumulado na forma de fósforo inorgânico na primeira e fósforo orgânico nas últimas. As espécies clímácicas guanandi e óleo-bálsamo apresentaram maior presença de fósforo orgânico, porém a absorção do nutriente e o crescimento das plantas sofreram pouca interferência da adubação fosfatada.This work aimed to compare growth, phosphorus (P uptake and distribution of P-fractions in seedlings of seven tree species classified as pioneers (Lithraea molleoides, Shcinus terebinthifolius, Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia, Sesbania virgata or climaxes (Hymenaea courbaril, Calophyllum brasiliensis, Myroxylon peruiferum and cultivated under five doses

  6. A comparison of density functional theory and coupled cluster methods for the calculation of electric dipole polarizability gradients of methane

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    Paidarová, Ivana; Sauer, Stephan P. A.

    2012-01-01

    We have compared the performance of density functional theory (DFT) using five different exchange-correlation functionals with four coupled cluster theory based wave function methods in the calculation of geometrical derivatives of the polarizability tensor of methane. The polarizability gradients...... focus on DFT methods. The KT3, B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP, B97-2 and PBE0 DFT exchange-correlation functionals and the highly correlated wave function methods SOPPA(CCSD), CCSD-LR, CCSD and CCSD(T) were employed in combination with a series of eleven basis sets. Comparison of the DFT results with CCSD......(T)/daug-cc-pVQZ reference values reveals that none of the investigated DFT approaches reaches the accuracy of correlated wave function based methods and that the best DFT results are obtained with the PBE0 exchange-correlation functional and Sadlej's polarized valence triple zeta basis set. The SOPPA(CCSD) method, on the...

  7. CosmoSIS: modular cosmological parameter estimation

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    Zuntz, Joe; Jennings, Elise; Rudd, Douglas; Manzotti, Alessandro; Dodelson, Scott; Bridle, Sarah; Sehrish, Saba; Kowalkowski, James

    2014-01-01

    Cosmological parameter estimation is entering a new era. Large collaborations need to coordinate high-stakes analyses using multiple methods; furthermore such analyses have grown in complexity due to sophisticated models of cosmology and systematic uncertainties. In this paper we argue that modularity is the key to addressing these challenges: calculations should be broken up into interchangeable modular units with inputs and outputs clearly defined. We present a new framework for cosmological parameter estimation, CosmoSIS, designed to connect together, share, and advance development of inference tools across the community. We describe the modules already available in CosmoSIS, including CAMB, Planck, cosmic shear calculations, and a suite of samplers. We illustrate it using demonstration code that you can run out-of-the-box with the installer available at http://bitbucket.org/joezuntz/cosmosis

  8. FalconIC: Initial conditions generator for cosmological N-body simulations in Newtonian, Relativistic and Modified theories

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    Valkenburg, Wessel; Hu, Bin

    2015-09-01

    FalconIC generates discrete particle positions, velocities, masses and pressures based on linear Boltzmann solutions that are computed by libraries such as CLASS and CAMB. FalconIC generates these initial conditions for any species included in the selection, including Baryons, Cold Dark Matter and Dark Energy fluids. Any species can be set in Eulerian (on a fixed grid) or Lagrangian (particle motion) representation, depending on the gauge and reality chosen. That is, for relativistic initial conditions in the synchronous comoving gauge, Dark Matter can only be described in an Eulerian representation. For all other choices (Relativistic in Longitudinal gauge, Newtonian with relativistic expansion rates, Newtonian without any notion of radiation), all species can be treated in all representations. The code also computes spectra. FalconIC is useful for comparative studies on initial conditions.

  9. Initial Conditions for Accurate N-Body Simulations of Massive Neutrino Cosmologies

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    Zennaro, Matteo; Villaescusa-Navarro, Francisco; Carbone, Carmelita; Sefusatti, Emiliano; Guzzo, Luigi

    2016-01-01

    The set-up of the initial conditions in cosmological N-body simulations is usually implemented by rescaling the desired low-redshift linear power spectrum to the required starting redshift consistently with the Newtonian evolution of the simulation. The implementation of this practical solution requires more care in the context of massive neutrino cosmologies, mainly because of the non-trivial scale-dependence of the linear growth that characterises these models. In this work we consider a simple two-fluid, Newtonian approximation for cold dark matter and massive neutrinos perturbations that can reproduce the cold matter linear evolution predicted by Boltzmann codes such as CAMB or CLASS with a 0.1% accuracy or below for all redshift relevant to nonlinear structure formation. We use this description, in the first place, to quantify the systematic errors induced by several approximations often assumed in numerical simulations, including the typical set-up of the initial conditions for massive neutrino cosmolog...

  10. Delegaciones y oficinas de prensa españolas en el extranjero durante el primer franquismo: el caso francés (1936-1942

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    Antonio César MORENO CANTANO

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Francia fue uno de los enclaves más importantes de la propaganda franquista en Europa durante los años de la Guerra Civil española y la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En el presente artículo analizaremos las características generales que presentaron las Delegaciones y Oficinas de Prensa y Propaganda españolas en el extranjero durante 1936-1945. Posteriormente, dirigiremos nuestra atención a Francia, analizando el importante papel que desarrollaron en ese país los carlistas, falangistas y catalanistas franquistas de Cambó. Estudiaremos, en definitiva, las iniciativas que se acometieron desde Francia en beneficio de la España franquista y las adversidades que en el logro de tal objetivo tuvieron que superar, tanto externas como internas. hðF

  11. A new estimator of the deceleration parameter from galaxy rotation curves

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    van Putten, Maurice H P M

    2016-01-01

    The nature of dark energy may be probed by the derivative $Q=\\left.dq(z)/dz\\right|_0$ at redshift $z=0$ of the deceleration parameter $q(z)$. It is probably static if $Q2.5$, supporting $\\Lambda$CDM or, respectively, $\\Lambda=(1-q)H^2$, where $H$ denotes the Hubble parameter. We derive $q=1-\\left(4\\pi a_0/cH\\right)^{2}$, enabling a determination of $q(z)$ by measurement of Milgrom's parameter $a_0(z)$ in galaxy rotation curves, equivalent to the coefficient $A$ in the Tully-Fisher relation $V^4_c=AM_b$ between rotation velocity $V_c$ and baryonic mass $M_b$. We infer that dark matter should be extremely light with clustering limited to the size of galaxy clusters. The associated transition radius to non-Newtonian gravity may conceivably be probed in a free fall Cavendish type experiment in space.

  12. Relativistic time-dependent density functional theory, a study of the ground and excited states of the zinc dimer

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    Kullie, Ossama [CNRS et Universite de Strasbourg, Institut de Chimie, Laboratoire de Chimie Quantique, 1 Rue Blaise Pascal, F- 67008 Strasbourg cedex (France)

    2012-07-01

    In this poster I present a (time-dependent) density functional study of the 20 low-lying excited states as well the ground states of the zinc dimer Zn{sub 2}. I analyze the spectrum of the dimer obtained form all electrons calculations which are performed using time-depended density functional with a relativistic 4-components-, and spin-free-Hamiltonian. I show results for different well-known density functional approximations, in comparing with literature and experimental values, the results are very encouraging, especially for the lowest excited states of these dimers. However, the results show that only the long-range corrected functionals such CAMB3LYP gives the correct asymptotic behavior for the higher states, for which the best result is obtained, and a comparable result is obtained from PBE0 functional.

  13. Reactivación del sistema socioecológico ganadero de Picos de Europa (norte de España)

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    Rescia, A.J.; S. G. Fungairiño; J. W. Dover

    2010-01-01

    La resiliencia del sistema socioecológico (SSE) de Picos de Europa está amenazada por los cambios en la forma tradicional de explotación ganadera que agudiza la vulnerabilidad económica de la población local y por el éxodo hacia zonas urbanas acompañadas de una homogenización del paisaje. Se realizó una serie de encuestas-entrevistas con el fin de analizar la capacidad de la población para influir y ser influida por la dinámica de los cambios de usos del territorio y su percepción de los camb...

  14. CosmoSIS: A System for MC Parameter Estimation

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    Zuntz, Joe [Manchester U.; Paterno, Marc [Fermilab; Jennings, Elise [Chicago U., EFI; Rudd, Douglas [U. Chicago; Manzotti, Alessandro [Chicago U., Astron. Astrophys. Ctr.; Dodelson, Scott [Chicago U., Astron. Astrophys. Ctr.; Bridle, Sarah [Manchester U.; Sehrish, Saba [Fermilab; Kowalkowski, James [Fermilab

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    Cosmological parameter estimation is entering a new era. Large collaborations need to coordinate high-stakes analyses using multiple methods; furthermore such analyses have grown in complexity due to sophisticated models of cosmology and systematic uncertainties. In this paper we argue that modularity is the key to addressing these challenges: calculations should be broken up into interchangeable modular units with inputs and outputs clearly defined. We present a new framework for cosmological parameter estimation, CosmoSIS, designed to connect together, share, and advance development of inference tools across the community. We describe the modules already available in Cosmo- SIS, including camb, Planck, cosmic shear calculations, and a suite of samplers. We illustrate it using demonstration code that you can run out-of-the-box with the installer available at http://bitbucket.org/joezuntz/cosmosis.

  15. The experience in monitoring pennalties and alternative measures: the case of the NUMOPA/CEAPA/NUAPA

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    Sandra regina de abreu Pires

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The present text aimed to show an experience with the monitoring of the execution of the penalties and alternative measures developed in the Londrina – Paraná region, through the projects Londrina’s Center for Alternative Sentencing Monitoring, Center for Alternative Sentencing Monitoring of Arapongas; Central Monitoring and Sentencing Alternative Measures and Center for Monitoring and Sentencing Alternative Measures of Cambé. The text if initiates with some notes on sentencing alternative measures in view of allowing the visualization of the thematic context of the experience. After that, it contemplates the experience directly, telling first the trajectory covered for, continuous act, to summarily approach some elements of the work methodology. It finishes with a mention to some of the gotten positive results with the developed work.

  16. Does physical exposure throughout working life influence chair-rise performance in midlife?

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    Møller, Anne; Reventlow, Susanne; Hansen, Åse Marie;

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to study associations between physical exposures throughout working life and physical function measured as chair-rise performance in midlife. METHODS: The Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) provided data about employment and measures of physical function. Individual...... job histories were assigned exposures from a job exposure matrix. Exposures were standardised to ton-years (lifting 1000 kg each day in 1 year), stand-years (standing/walking for 6 h each day in 1 year) and kneel-years (kneeling for 1 h each day in 1 year). The associations between exposure-years and......-linear associations and confirmed the findings. CONCLUSIONS: Higher physical exposure throughout working life is associated with slightly poorer chair-rise performance. The associations between exposure and outcome were non-linear....

  17. Modification of alkali metals on silicon-based nanoclusters: An enhanced nonlinear optical response

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    Li, Xiaojun; Han, Quan; Yang, Xiaohui; Song, Ruijuan; Song, Limei

    2016-08-01

    Structures, chemical stabilities and nonlinear optical properties of alkali metals-adsorbed niobium-doped silicon (M@SinNb+) clusters are investigated using the DFT methods. The alkali metals prefer energetically to be attached as bridged bond rather than M-Si single bond in most of optimized structures. Adsorption of alkali metals on doped silicon clusters gradually enhances their chemical stabilities with increasing cluster size. Noteworthily, the first hyperpolarizabilities (βtot) of the M@SinNb+ clusters, obtained by using the long-range corrected CAM-B3LYP functional, are large enough to establish their strong nonlinear optical behavior, especially for M@Si9Nb+ (M = Li, Na, and K), and the enhanced βtot ordering by alkali metals is Na > K > Li.

  18. Study of bone cells by quantitative phase microscopy using a Mirau interferometer

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    J. González-Laprea; A. Márquez; K. Noris-Suárez; R. Escalona

    2011-01-01

    El artículo presenta el uso de un microscopio interferencial, empleando un objetivo de Mirau, para el estudio del proceso de adhesión temprana de células óseas tipo osteoblasto, por medio de la técnica de desplazamiento de fase. El proceso es llevado a cabo sobre superficies de acero quirúrgico, que son de interés en el desarrollo de prótesis óseas. Los mapas de fase óptica obtenidos a diversos tiempos de adhesión muestran cambios morfológicos en las células; principalmente se observa el camb...

  19. Prediction of ROA and ECD Related to Conformational Changes of Astaxanthin Enantiomers.

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    Zajac, Grzegorz; Kaczor, Agnieszka; Buda, Szymon; Młynarski, Jacek; Frelek, Jadwiga; Dobrowolski, Jan Cz; Baranska, Małgorzata

    2015-09-17

    ECD, ROA, and VCD were used to characterize astaxanthin conformers that differ in their arrangements of the β-ionone ring in respect to the chain. We obtained ECD spectra experimentally, and the ECD, ROA, and VCD spectra of both individual conformers and conformation-averaged mixtures were predicted using quantum-chemical calculations at the CAM-B3LYP level of theory using the PCM solvation model. The chiroptical methods employed (particularly ECD and ROA) were considerably more sensitive to conformational changes of astaxanthin compared to "mono-signed" conventional Raman spectroscopy. Strikingly, conformers that are the same optical isomers (e.g., of 3S,3'S-astxanthin), while geometrically nearly mirror images, exhibited sign-inversed ECD and ROA spectra. The conformational sensitivity of these chiroptical methods makes them a promising tool in the study of carotenoids in the natural environment (for instance, in de novo algal or yeast astaxanthin sources). PMID:26305416

  20. The Music of the Aetherwave - B-mode Polarization in Einstein-Aether Theory

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    Nakashima, Masahiro

    2011-01-01

    We study how the dynamical vector degree of freedom in modified gravity affects the CMB B-mode polarization in terms of the Einstein-aether theory. In this theory, vector perturbations can be generated from inflation, which can grow on superhorizon scales in the subsequent epochs and thereby leaves imprints on the CMB B-mode polarization. We derive the linear perturbation equations in a covariant formalism, and compute the CMB B-mode polarization using the CAMB code modified so as to incorporate the effect of the aether vector field. We find that the amplitude of the B-mode signal from the aether field can surpass the contribution from the inflationary gravitational waves for a viable range of model parameters. We also give an analytic argument explaining the shape of the spectrum based on the tight coupling approximation.

  1. School education, physical performance in late midlife and allostatic load

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    Hansen, Åse M; Andersen, Lars L; Mendes de Leon, Carlos F;

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The mechanisms underlying the social gradient in physical functioning are not fully understood. Cumulative physiological stress may be a pathway. The present study aimed to investigate the association between highest attained school education and physical performance in late midlife...... primary or secondary school (3 categories). Cumulative stress was operationalised as allostatic load (AL), and measured as the number of biological parameters (out of 14) in which participants scored in the poorest quartile. Physical performance included dynamic muscle performance (chair rise ability......, and to determine to what extent cumulative physiological stress mediated these associations. METHODS: The study is based on data from the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB; n=5467 participants, aged 48-62 years, 31.5% women). School education was measured as highest examination passed in...

  2. La optimización de la atención a través de la música cinematográfica: prácticas en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria

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    Bernabé Villodre, María del Mar; Bermell Corral, María Ángeles; Alonso Brull, Vicente

    2015-01-01

    La estimulación del alumnado con Trastorno por Déficit de Atención debe implicar una activación del proceso cognitivo, físico y motor. El proceso metodológico que se propone para garantizar dicha estimulación atencional en el aula de Secundaria se centra en la audición, el movimiento, la composición y la improvisación a partir de música cinematográfica. La utilización de este tipo de música más próxima al alumnado supone un aumento de las posibilidades de camb...

  3. Shifting the Quantum-Classical Boundary: Theory and Experiment for Statistically Classical Optical Fields

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    Qian, Xiao-Feng; Howell, John C; Eberly, J H

    2015-01-01

    The growing recognition that entanglement is not exclusively a quantum property, and does not even originate with Schr\\"odinger's famous remark about it [Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. {\\bf 31}, 555 (1935)], prompts examination of its role in marking the quantum-classical boundary. We have done this by subjecting correlations of classical optical fields to new Bell-analysis experiments, and report here values of the Bell parameter greater than ${\\cal B} = 2.54$. This is many standard deviations outside the limit ${\\cal B} = 2$ established by the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt (CHSH) Bell inequality [Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\bf 23}, 880 (1969)], in agreement with our theoretical classical prediction, and not far from the Tsirelson limit ${\\cal B} = 2.828...$. These results cast a new light on the standard quantum-classical boundary description, and suggest a reinterpretation of it.

  4. Energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis of latin-american pottery

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    Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis (EDXRF) induced by low power X- Ray tubes provides relatively inexpensive, fast and quantitative method of analysis with good reproducibility and sensitivity, in the field of archaeometry in general and for the analysis of ceramics in particular. Ancient Latin-American potteries have been analyzed: tupiguarani Brazilian pottery from the Fazenda Sta Dalmacia, Cambe', city; Mayan pottery from the Yucatan, Mexico, tainos cuban pottery, from Baracoa region. Minor and trace elements have been identified, that can be classified into three groups, following their atomic number and the EDXRF excitation energy: elements with low atomic number, such as K, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn; elements with medium atomic number such as Rb, Sr, Y, and Zr; and Ba

  5. Influence of physical and psychosocial work environment throughout life and physical and cognitive capacity in midlife on labor market attachment among older workers

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    Sundstrup, Emil; Hansen, Åse Marie; Mortensen, Erik Lykke;

    2016-01-01

    and psychosocial work environment throughout working life and physical and cognitive capacity in midlife on labor market attachment among older workers. METHODS/DESIGN: Approximately 5000 participants (aged 50-60 years) from the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) will be followed prospectively......BACKGROUND: As average life span increases, elderly will account for an increasing proportion of the total population in most parts of the world. Thus, initiatives to retain older workers at the labor market are becoming increasingly important. This study will investigate the influence of physical...... in a national register (DREAM), containing information on a week-to-week basis about social transfer payments for about 5 million Danish residents. Using Cox regression, we will model the risk of long-term sickness absence, disability pension, early retirement and unemployment within a 4 to 6 year period from...

  6. PolyChord: next-generation nested sampling

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    Handley, W J; Lasenby, A N

    2015-01-01

    PolyChord is a novel nested sampling algorithm tailored for high-dimensional parameter spaces. This paper coincides with the release of PolyChord v1.3, and provides an extensive account of the algorithm. PolyChord utilises slice sampling at each iteration to sample within the hard likelihood constraint of nested sampling. It can identify and evolve separate modes of a posterior semi-independently, and is parallelised using openMPI. It is capable of exploiting a hierarchy of parameter speeds such as those present in CosmoMC and CAMB, and is now in use in the CosmoChord and ModeChord codes. PolyChord is available for download at: http://ccpforge.cse.rl.ac.uk/gf/project/polychord/

  7. Use of cesium-137 to assess soil erosion rates under soybean, coffee and pasture; Uso do cesio-137 para avaliar taxas de erosao em cultura de soja, cafe e pastagem

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    Andrello, A.C. [Universidade Estadual de Londrina, PR (Brazil); Appoloni, C.R. [Universidade Estadual de Londrina, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Fisica; Guimaraes, M.F. [Universidade Estadual de Londrina, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Agronomia]. E-mail: andrello@uel.br; appoloni@uel.br; mfatima@uel.br

    2003-04-01

    The methodology cesium-137 was used to assess soil erosion and deposition rates in a small watershed with varied crops, at 23 deg 16' S and 51 deg 17' W, in a district of Cambe, Parana State, Brazil. A theoretical equation which considers soil loss or gain directly proportional to the cesium-137 redistribution was utilized in this study. In the watershed, soil redistribution was assessed by transect sampling, and the regional input of cesium-137 by radioactive rainfall determined based on samples from a point in the native forest. Most sampled pasture points presented soil loss, as well as the points in the soybean area under conventional tillage, while in the coffee crop there was neither soil loss nor gain. (author)

  8. New density functional parameterizations to accurate calculations of electric field gradient variations among compounds.

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    Santiago, Régis Tadeu; Haiduke, Roberto Luiz Andrade

    2015-10-30

    This research provides a performance investigation of density functional theory and also proposes new functional parameterizations to deal with electric field gradient (EFG) calculations at nuclear positions. The entire procedure is conducted within the four-component formalism. First, we noticed that traditional hybrid and long-range corrected functionals are more efficient in the description of EFG variations for a set of elements (indium, antimony, iodine, lutetium, and hafnium) among linear molecules. Thus, we selected the PBE0, B3LYP, and CAM-B3LYP functionals and promoted a reoptimization of their parameters for a better description of these EFG changes. The PBE0q variant developed here showed an overall promising performance in a validation test conducted with potassium, iodine, copper, and gold. In general, the correlation coefficients found in linear regressions between experimental nuclear quadrupole coupling constants and calculated EFGs are improved while the systematic EFG errors also decrease as a result of this reparameterization. PMID:26284820

  9. On the performance of quantum chemical methods to predict solvatochromic effects. The case of acrolein in aqueous solution

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    Aidas, Kestutis; Møgelhøj, Andreas; Nilsson, Elna Johanna Kristina; Johnson, Matthew Stanley; Mikkelsen, Kurt Valentin; Christiansen, Ove; Söderhjelm, Pär; Kongsted, Jacob

    2008-01-01

    The performance of the Hartree–Fock method and the three density functionals B3LYP, PBE0, and CAM-B3LYP is compared to results based on the coupled cluster singles and doubles model in predictions of the solvatochromic effects on the vertical n¿* and ¿* electronic excitation energies of acrolein....... All electronic structure methods employed the same solvent model, which is based on the combined quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics approach together with a dynamical averaging scheme. In addition to the predicted solvatochromic effects, we have also performed spectroscopic UV measurements of...... acrolein in vapor phase and aqueous solution. The gas-to-aqueous solution shift of the n¿* excitation energy is well reproduced by using all density functional methods considered. However, the B3LYP and PBE0 functionals completely fail to describe the ¿* electronic transition in solution, whereas the...

  10. Tolerância à dessecação de sementes de espécies de Eugenia Desiccation tolerance of seeds of species of Eugenia

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    Liliana Ferreira Delgado; Claudio José Barbedo

    2007-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a tolerância à dessecação de sementes de seis espécies frutíferas nativas de Eugenia (E. brasiliensis Lam., E. cerasiflora Miq., E. involucrata DC., E. pyriformis Camb., E. umbelliflora Berg. e E. uniflora L.) e fornecer subsídios para a conservação do poder germinativo dessas sementes durante o armazenamento. As sementes foram submetidas a secagens progressivas, em estufa (40ºC) e em câmaras com sílica-gel (25ºC), até 10% de água. Após cada secagem, as s...

  11. Semi-analytical description of clumping factor and CMB free-free distortions from reionization

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    Trombetti, Tiziana

    2013-01-01

    The density contrast of the Universe, parametrized in terms of the matter power spectrum and its variance, can amplify the signal of the free-free process in the plasma. The damping of fluctuations on scales smaller than the DM particle free streaming scale corresponds to a suppression of the total matter power spectrum on large wave numbers k. We derive the time evolution of the variance of the matter power spectrum for various cosmological models and parameters by numerically computing the power spectrum with a modified version of the Boltzmann code CAMB, for different values of the cut-off parameter kmax. Suitable analytical approximations of the numerical results are presented. We then characterize the CMB free-free spectral distortion accounting for the amplification effect coming from clumping factor. Indeed, the clumpiness, associated to the density contrast of the intergalactic medium, increases at decreasing redshift. The analysis is carried out for selected astrophysical and phenomenological cosmolo...

  12. Density functional theory based generalized effective fragment potential method

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    We present a generalized Kohn-Sham (KS) density functional theory (DFT) based effective fragment potential (EFP2-DFT) method for the treatment of solvent effects. Similar to the original Hartree-Fock (HF) based potential with fitted parameters for water (EFP1) and the generalized HF based potential (EFP2-HF), EFP2-DFT includes electrostatic, exchange-repulsion, polarization, and dispersion potentials, which are generated for a chosen DFT functional for a given isolated molecule. The method does not have fitted parameters, except for implicit parameters within a chosen functional and the dispersion correction to the potential. The electrostatic potential is modeled with a multipolar expansion at each atomic center and bond midpoint using Stone's distributed multipolar analysis. The exchange-repulsion potential between two fragments is composed of the overlap and kinetic energy integrals and the nondiagonal KS matrices in the localized molecular orbital basis. The polarization potential is derived from the static molecular polarizability. The dispersion potential includes the intermolecular D3 dispersion correction of Grimme et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 132, 154104 (2010)]. The potential generated from the CAMB3LYP functional has mean unsigned errors (MUEs) with respect to results from coupled cluster singles, doubles, and perturbative triples with a complete basis set limit (CCSD(T)/CBS) extrapolation, of 1.7, 2.2, 2.0, and 0.5 kcal/mol, for the S22, water-benzene clusters, water clusters, and n-alkane dimers benchmark sets, respectively. The corresponding EFP2-HF errors for the respective benchmarks are 2.41, 3.1, 1.8, and 2.5 kcal/mol. Thus, the new EFP2-DFT-D3 method with the CAMB3LYP functional provides comparable or improved results at lower computational cost and, therefore, extends the range of applicability of EFP2 to larger system sizes

  13. Relativistic time-dependent density functional calculations for the excited states of the cadmium dimer

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    Kullie, Ossama, E-mail: kullie@uni-kassel.de [Institute de Chimie de Strasbourg, CNRS et Université de Strasbourg, Laboratoire de Chimie Quantique, 4 rue Blaise Pascal, 67070 Strasbourg (France); Theoretical Physics, Institute for Physics, Department of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Kassel (Germany)

    2013-03-29

    Highlights: ► The achievement of CAMB3LYP functional for excited states in framework of TD-DFT. ► Relativistic 4-components calculations for the excited states of the Cd{sub 2} dimer. ► Relativistic Spin-Free calculations for the excited states of Cd{sub 2} dimer. ► A comparison of the achievements of different types of DFT approximations upon Cd{sub 2}. - Abstract: In this paper we present a time-dependent density functional study for the ground-state as well the 20-lowest laying excited states of the cadmium dimer Cd{sub 2}, we analyze its spectrum obtained from all electrons calculations performed with time-depended density functional for the relativistic Dirac-Coulomb- and relativistic spin-free-Hamiltonian as implemented in DIRAC-PACKAGE. The calculations were obtained with different density functional approximations, and a comparison with the literature is given as far as available. Our result is very encouraging, especially for the lowest excited states of this dimer, and is expected to be enlightened for similar systems. The result shows that only long-range corrected functionals such as CAMB3LYP, gives the correct asymptotic behavior for the higher states. A comparable but less satisfactory results were obtained with B3LYP and PBE0 functionals. Spin-free-Hamiltonian is shown to be very efficient for systems containing heavy elements such as Cd{sub 2} in frameworks of (time-dependent) density functional without introducing large errors.

  14. A relativistic time-dependent density functional study of the excited states of the mercury dimer

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    Kullie, Ossama, E-mail: kullie@uni-kassel.de, E-mail: ossama.kullie@unistra.fr [Institute de Chimie de Strasbourg, CNRS et Université de Strasbourg, Laboratoire de Chimie Quantique, 4 rue Blaise Pascal, 67070 Strasbourg, France and Theoretical Physics, Institute for Physics, Department of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Kassel, D-34127 Kassel (Germany)

    2014-01-14

    In previous works on Zn{sub 2} and Cd{sub 2} dimers we found that the long-range corrected CAMB3LYP gives better results than other density functional approximations for the excited states, especially in the asymptotic region. In this paper, we use it to present a time-dependent density functional (TDDFT) study for the ground-state as well as the excited states corresponding to the (6s{sup 2} + 6s6p), (6s{sup 2} + 6s7s), and (6s{sup 2} + 6s7p) atomic asymptotes for the mercury dimer Hg{sub 2}. We analyze its spectrum obtained from all-electron calculations performed with the relativistic Dirac-Coulomb and relativistic spinfree Hamiltonian as implemented in DIRAC-PACKAGE. A comparison with the literature is given as far as available. Our result is excellent for the most of the lower excited states and very encouraging for the higher excited states, it shows generally good agreements with experimental results and outperforms other theoretical results. This enables us to give a detailed analysis of the spectrum of the Hg{sub 2} including a comparative analysis with the lighter dimers of the group 12, Cd{sub 2}, and Zn{sub 2}, especially for the relativistic effects, the spin-orbit interaction, and the performance of CAMB3LYP and is enlightened for similar systems. The result shows, as expected, that spinfree Hamiltonian is less efficient than Dirac-Coulomb Hamiltonian for systems containing heavy elements such as Hg{sub 2}.

  15. Empresas, instituciones y red social: la Compañía Hispanoamericana de Electricidad (CHADE entre Barcelona y Buenos Aires

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    Dalla-Corte Caballero, Gabriela

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we study the relation between the Casa de América of Barcelone and the Hispanoamerican Electric Company» (CHADE of Buenos Aires taking into account three moments: first, the foundation of the association Casa de América and the presence of Francisco Cambó in the Iberoamerican Jurídic Center; second, the foundation of CHADE so as to save the german´s inversions in America because of the participation of Germany in the First World War; third, the change of the American association of Barcelona into the Instituto de Economía Americana (IDEA-Casa de América so as to encourage their internacional activities until the Civil War in Spain.

    En este trabajo se presenta la vinculación entre la Casa de América de Barcelona y la Compañía Hispanoamericana de Electricidad (CHADE en Buenos Aires a través del estudio de tres momentos: primero, la fundación de la asociación y la presencia de Francisco Cambó en el Centro Jurídico Iberoamericano; segundo, la fundación de la CHADE para salvar los capitales alemanes del pago de reparaciones económicas a los Aliados por su participación en la Primera Guerra Mundial; y tercero, la conversión de la asociación americanista barcelonesa en Instituto de Economía Americana (IDEA-Casa de América para reforzar su naturaleza internacional en consonancia con la Sociedad de Naciones, así como el declive de la asociación por la interrupción de remesas de capital del Cono Sur que llegaban a Barcelona en forma de subsidios para la asociación americanista.

  16. CRESCIMENTO INICIAL DE ESPÉCIES FLORESTAIS DE DIFERENTES GRUPOS SUCESSIONAIS EM RESPOSTA A DOSES DE FÓSFORO INITIAL GROWTH OF FOREST SPECIES OF DIFFERENT SUCCESSIONAL GROUPS IN RESPONSE TO PHOSPHORUS DOSES

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    ÁLVARO VILELA DE RESENDE

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    Full Text Available Objetivando avaliar a resposta de espécies florestais ao fornecimento de P, conduziu-se um ensaio sob condições de casa de vegetação, cultivando-se mudas das espécies arbóreas pioneiras (aroeira - Lithraea molleoides; aroeirinha - Schinus terebinthifolius; jacaré - Piptadenia gonoacantha; sabiá - Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia; sesbânia - Sesbania virgata, clímax exigente em luz (jatobá - Hymenaea courbaril, e clímax tolerantes a sombra (guanandi - Calophyllum brasiliensis; ipê-amarelo - Tabebuia serratifolia; óleo-bálsamo - Myroxylon peruiferum. Utilizaram-se cinco doses de P, correspondentes a 0, 100, 250, 500 e 800 mg dm-3 de P. Foram avaliados o diâmetro do caule, a altura e a matéria seca de raízes, parte aérea e total das plantas. As espécies pioneiras foram mais responsivas ao fornecimento de P, indicando a necessidade do suprimento deste nutriente para o adequado desenvolvimento destas espécies. As espécies clímax mostraram-se pouco sensíveis ao suprimento de P, refletindo um baixo requerimento na fase de mudas. Diferenças em relação à taxa de crescimento e ao tamanho das sementes podem estar ligadas ao comportamento contrastante observado para espécies pioneiras e clímax.With the aim of evaluating the responses of forest species to phosphorus supply, an assay under greenhouse conditions was carried out, where seedlings of pioneer tree species (Lithraea molleoides, Schinus terebinthifolius, Piptadenia gonoacantha, Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia, Sesbania virgata, a light-demander climax species (Hymenaea courbaril, and the shade-tolerant climaxes species (Calophyllum brasiliensis, Tabebuia serratifolia, Myroxylon peruiferum were cultivated. Five phosphorus doses were used, corresponding to 0, 100, 250, 500 and 800 mg dm-3 of P. Stem diameter, height, and root, shoot and total dry matter yield of the plants were evaluated. The pioneers species were more responsive to phosphorus furnishing, indicating the need of

  17. Leaf litter as a possible food source for chironomids (Diptera in Brazilian and Portuguese headwater streams Detritos foliares como possível fonte de alimento para Chironomidae (Diptera em riachos de cabeceira brasileiros e portugueses

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    Marcos Callisto

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Our objective was to evaluate the potential use of leaf detritus by chironomid larvae. Field and laboratory experiments were performed using leaves and chironomid species collected in Portugal and Brazil. Laboratory experiments under controlled conditions were done using microbial conditioned senescent leaves of Alnus glutinosa (L. Gaertn, Neriumoleander L., Protium heptaphilum (Aubl. March, Protium brasiliense (Spreng Engl., Myrcia guyanensis(Aubl. DC and Miconia chartacea Triana. Laboratory experiments were performed using specimens collected from leaf litter in local streams. Whenever possible, after the experiments, chironomids were allowed to emerge as adults and identified. In Portugal the following taxa were identified: Micropsectra apposita (Walker, 1856, Polypedilum albicorne (Meigen, 1838,Eukiefferiella claripennis Lundbeck (1898, Rheocricotopus (Psilocricotopus atripes Rempel (1937 and Ablabesmyia Johannsen (1905 (Diptera, Chironomidae. Consumption rates ranged from 0.15 ± 0.10 mg (AFDM of leaf animal-1 day-1 (Micropsectra apposita feeding on Alnus glutinosa up to 0.85 ± 0.33 mg (AFDM of leaf animal-1 day-1 (Polypedilum albicorne feeding on Miconia chartacea. In Brazil, the following taxa were identified from leaves: Phaenopsectra sp., Chironomus spp. and Polypedilum sp. and maximum consumption rates reached 0.47 ± 0.28 (AFDM of leaf mg.animal-1.day-1 (Chironomus Meigen (1803 feeding on Protium heptaphilum. Feeding experiments with laboratory cultured specimens, revealed that some chironomids were unable to feed on decomposing leaves (e.g., C. xanthus Rempel (1939 on P.brasiliensis and M.guyanensis. Our results suggest that some stream chironomids (not typical shredders can use leaf litter of riparian vegetation as a complementary food source.O objetivo foi avaliar o potencial uso de detritos foliares por larvas de Chironomidae. Foram realizados experimentos em campo e em laboratório utilizando folhas e larvas de Chironomidae

  18. Effects of habitat complexity on the structure of macrobenthic association in a Spartina altemiflora marsh

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    Maurea Nicoletti Flynn

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    Full Text Available The structure and seasonal variability of macrobenthic associations in four different patches on a Sportillo alterniflora bed at Arrozal Point, Cananéia, São Paulo State are described and compared. In the local intertidal marsh, densities of S. oltemifloro plants appear in sparsely or denscly arranged patches, both in tall and short forms. The infaunal polychaetes Copitella copitata, Isolda pulchella, Laconereis acuta accounted for 44.0% of the total individuals while epifaunal forms such as Helcobia australis, Littorina ollngulifera, Tholozidium rhombofrotalis and Sphoeromopsis mourei were the second most abundant components with 39.5%. Classilication analyses of sampling time in the same sampling patch indicated that species groups were formed basically by spatial similarity and peak densities of macrofauna and secondarily by temporal patterns. Temporal variations were evident with higher number of species in eolder months (winter and spring. Species diversity and evenness did not show clear seasonal pattcrns, although they were sigmlicantly different in sampling patchcs and time. Heleobia australis, Littorina agulifera and Anomalocardia brasilienses were dominant in tall sparse S. alterniflora with density pcaks occurring in winter/spring pcriods. Tholozodium rhombofrontalis and Sphoeromopsis mourei; were dominant in short sparse S. olterniflora with density peaks in summer. In tall, densely distributed S. altemiflora plants the higher densities occurred in winter and the dominant spccies were Nereis oligohoalina, Isolda pulchella and Copitella capitata. The species H. australis, L ongulifera and A. brasiliensis predominated in the short S. alterniflora plants denscly distributed, with faunistic peaks recorded in spring. The results suggcst that differenccs in form and aggregation of S. alternifloraimpart changes in the structure of macrobenthic fauna associated to this vegetation.A estrutura e variação temporal de associações macrobent

  19. A toxic cyanobacterial bloom in an urban coastal lake, Rio Grande do Sul state, Southern Brazil

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    Luciana Retz de Carvalho

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Reports of cyanobacterial blooms developing worldwide have considerably increased, and, in most cases, the predominant toxins are microcystins. The present study reports a cyanobacterial bloom in Lake Violão, Torres, Rio Grande do Sul State, in January 2005. Samples collected on January 13, 2005, were submitted to taxonomical, toxicological, and chemical studies. The taxonomical analysis showed many different species of cyanobacteria, and that Microcystis protocystis and Sphaerocavum cf. brasiliense were dominant. Besides these, Microcystis panniformis, Anabaena oumiana,Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, and Anabaenopsis elenkinii f. circularis were also present. The toxicity of the bloom was confirmed through intraperitoneal tests in mice, and chemical analyses of bloom extracts showed that the major substance was anabaenopeptin F, followed by anabaenopeptin B, microcystin-LR, and microcystin-RR.O número de relatos de ocorrências de florações de cianobactérias em todo o mundo vem aumentando consideravelmente e na maioria desses episódios, as toxinas dominantes são as microcistinas. O presente estudo relata a ocorrência de floração na Lagoa do Violão, município de Torres, RS, em janeiro de 2005. As amostras coletadas em 13/01/2005 foram submetidas a estudos taxonômicos, toxicológicos e químicos. O exame microscópico do fitoplancton mostrou a dominância das espécies Microcystis protocystis e Sphaerocavum cf. brasiliense; foram observadas, também, Microcystis panniformis, Anabaena oumiana,Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii e Anabaenopsis elenkinii f. circularis. A toxicidade da floração foi confirmada através de ensaio intraperitonial em camundongos e a análise química de extratos obtidos da biomassa liofilizada mostrou que a substância majoritária era a anabaenopeptina F, seguida por anabaenopeptina B, microcistina-LR e microcistina-RR.

  20. Diversidade de morcegos (Mammalia, Chiroptera do Complexo Aporé-Sucuriú, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil Bat Diversity (Mammalia, Chiroptera from Aporé-Sucuriú's complex, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

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    Marcelo O. Bordignon

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se um inventário da fauna de morcegos entre abril e novembro de 2004 no norte de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil (Projeto Jauru/MMA. Oito pontos de coleta foram amostrados com redes-neblina em um ambiente de cerrado, sendo capturados 146 indivíduos de 28 espécies, distribuídos em seis famílias. O total de espécies neste estudo, representa apenas 30% da fauna de morcegos do cerrado. A família mais capturada foi a Phyllostomidae, representada por Glossophaga soricina (Pallas, 1766 e Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818. Algumas espécies raras foram capturadas: Lophostoma brasiliense (Peters, 1866, Lonchophylla mordax Thomas, 1903 e Lionycteris spurrelli Thomas, 1913. O local de maior abundância (0,032 indivíduos/m²/h mostrou um índice de Simpson de D = 3.86 e o de menor abundância (0,003 indivíduos/m²/h um índice de Simpson de D = 3.03. A preservação dos mananciais de água e a cobertura florestal nestes pontos são discutidas.From April to November 2004 was made a bat fauna inventory in Northern of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (Jauru's Project/MMA. Eight points was sampled with mist-nets in a cerrado's ecosystem and was caught 146 individuals de 28 species, distributed into six bat families. The total of species in this study just represents 30% of cerrado's bat fauna. The more caught family was Phyllostomidae represented by Glossophaga soricina (Pallas, 1766 and Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818. Some rare species were caught: Lophostoma brasiliense (Peters, 1866, Lonchophylla mordax Thomas, 1903 and Lionycteris spurrelli Thomas, 1913. The more abundant point sampled (0.032 bat/m²/h shown a Simpson index of D = 3.86 and the low abundant point sampled (0.003 bat/m²/h was D = 3.03. The preservation of water springs and forest cover in study sites are discussed.

  1. Rhodolith bed structure along a depth gradient on the northern coast of bahia state, brazil

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    Ricardo G. Bahia

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the structure of a rhodolith bed along a depth gradient of 5 to 25 m in the shelf in front of Salvador City, a region of northeastern Brazil. The dimensions, morphology and coralline algae composition of the rhodoliths were analyzed, as well as the vitality, density, and associated flora of the bed at three depths: 5, 15 and 25 m. Samples were obtained by SCUBA divers in summer 2007. Five rhodolith-forming taxa were identified: Sporolithon episporum, Lithothamnion brasiliense, Lithothamnion superpositum, Mesophyllum erubescens, and Lithophyllum sp. The encrusting growth form and the spherical shape were predominant at all depths. Rhodolith dimensions and vitality decreased and the density increased from the shallow to the deepest zones. Fifty-six macroalgal species were found as rhodolith-associated flora. The shallower depth presented higher values for macroalgal biomass and number of species. These results associated with other recent rhodolith bed descriptions indicate that the pattern of Brazilian rhodolith bed structure along depth gradients may be related to a combination of the extent and slope of the continental shelf.O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar a estrutura de um banco de rodolitos ao longo de um gradiente de profundidade na plataforma em frente à cidade de Salvador, nordeste brasileiro. Foram analisadas as dimensões, a forma e composição das algas calcárias dos rodolitos, bem como a vitalidade, densidade e flora associada ao banco, em três profundidades: 5, 15 e 25 m. As amostras foram obtidas por meio de mergulho autônomo no verão de 2007. Cinco espécies de algas calcárias formadoras de rodolito foram identificadas: Sporolithon episporum, Lithothamnion brasiliense, Lithothamnion superpositum, Mesophyllum erubescens e Lithophyllum sp. A forma de crescimento incrustante e a forma esférica foram predominantes em todas as profundidades. Houve uma redução da dimensão e

  2. Decapod crustaceans used as food by the Yanomami Indians of the Balawa-ú village, State of Amazonas, Brazil Crustáceos decápodos usados na alimentação pelos índios Yanomami da aldeia de Balawa-ú, Estado do Amazonas, Brasil

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    Célio Magalhães

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The Yanomami are a group of South American Indians that live in the rainforest along the borderlands of Brazil and Venezuela. They depend on hunting, gardening and wild food for survival; crustaceans are a highly prized food item in their diet. Taxonomical and ethnozoological aspects of the Yanomami Indians of the Balawa-ú village, state of Amazonas, Brazil, related to the crustaceans are described. Information and specimens were obtained from August to December, 2003. Interviews were conducted with residents of the village and focused on questions about species exploited, indigenous names, modes of capture and use of the species. One shrimp species of the family Palaemonidae (Macrobrachium brasiliense and two crab species of Trichodactylidae (Sylviocarcinus pictus, Valdivia serrata as well as two of Pseudothelphusidae (Fredius fittkaui, F. platyacanthus were recorded. The indigenous names applied to these species are: shuhu, for shrimp, oko and peimatherimi for each of the two pseudothelphusid crabs, and hesiki tôtôrema for both trichodactylid crabs.Os Yanomami são um grupo de índios que habitam a floresta tropical úmida ao longo da fronteira entre Brasil e Venezuela. Eles dependem da caça, da agricultura e da coleta de produtos da floresta para a sua sobrevivência, sendo os crustáceos um dos itens alimentares mais apreciados. São descritos aspectos taxonômicos e etnozoológicos dos índios Yanomami da aldeia de Balawa-ú, no estado do Amazonas, Brasil, relacionados aos crustáceos. Informações e espécimes foram coletados de agosto a dezembro de 2003. Foram realizadas entrevistas com habitantes da aldeia com enfoque nas espécies exploradas, nomes indígenas, modos de captura e utilização. Foram registradas uma espécie de camarão da família Palaemonidae (Macrobrachium brasiliense, duas espécies de caranguejos da família Trichodactylidae (Sylviocarcinus pictus, Valdivia serrata e duas da família Pseudothelphusidae (Fredius

  3. Antifungal activity of extracts from Brazilian Cerrado plants on Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Corynespora cassiicola Atividade antifúngica de extratos de plantas do Cerrado brasileiro sobre Colletotrichum gloeosporioides e Corynespora cassiicola

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    E.S. Naruzawa

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to determine the antifungal activity of leaf aqueous and hydroethanolic extracts of 10 plants from the Brazilian Cerrado on Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Corynespora cassiicola. Antifungal activity was measured through the incorporation of each extract in a culture media or spore suspension, at 50% concentration relative to the volume, determining respectively the mycelial growth and the spore germination. Then, the percentages of mycelial growth inhibition and spore germination inhibition were obtained based on the comparison with the control. The extracts had a variable action on the phytopathogens, from mycelial growth stimulation for Aristolochia esperanzae and Byrsonima verbascifolia extracts to complete inhibition of mycelial growth and spore germination for Myracrodruon urundeuva and Lafoensia pacari extracts. M. urundeuva, L. pacari and Caryocar brasiliense leaf extracts had antifungal activity against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Corynespora cassiicola; the hydroethanolic extracts presented more antifungal activity than the aqueous extracts, and spore germination of both phytopathogens was more affected than their mycelial growth.O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a atividade antifúngica de extratos aquosos e extratos hidroetanólicos de folhas de 10 plantas do Cerrado brasileiro sobre Colletotrichum gloeosporioides e Corynespora cassiicola. A determinação da atividade antifúngica foi realizada pela incorporação do extrato em meio de cultura ou na suspensão de esporos, na concentração de 50% em relação ao volume, determinando-se, respectivamente, o crescimento micelial e a germinação de esporos. Em seguida, pela comparação com a testemunha, foram obtidas as percentagens de inibição do crescimento micelial e da germinação dos esporos. Foi constatado comportamento variável dos extratos sobre os fitopatógenos, desde o estímulo no crescimento micelial para os extratos de Aristolochia

  4. Performance and emission characteristics of a DI compression ignition engine operated on Honge, Jatropha and sesame oil methyl esters

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    Banapurmath, N.R.; Tewari, P.G. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Vidyanagar, Poona-Bangalore Road, Hubli 580031 (India); Hosmath, R.S. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.L.E' s C.E.T., Belgaum (India)

    2008-09-15

    The high viscosity of vegetable oils leads to problem in pumping and spray characteristics. The inefficient mixing of vegetable oils with air contributes to incomplete combustion. The best way to use vegetable oils as fuel in compression ignition (CI) engines is to convert it into biodiesel. Biodiesel is a methyl or ethyl ester of fatty acids made from vegetable oils (both edible and non-edible) and animal fat. The main resources for biodiesel production can be non-edible oils obtained from plant species such as Pongamia pinnata (Honge oil), Jatropha curcas (Ratanjyot), Hevea brasiliensis (Rubber) and Calophyllum inophyllum (Nagchampa). Biodiesel can be used in its pure form or can be blended with diesel to form different blends. It can be used in CI engines with very little or no engine modifications. This is because it has properties similar to mineral diesel. This paper presents the results of investigations carried out on a single-cylinder, four-stroke, direct-injection, CI engine operated with methyl esters of Honge oil, Jatropha oil and sesame oil. Comparative measures of brake thermal efficiency, smoke opacity, HC, CO, NO{sub X}, ignition delay, combustion duration and heat release rates have been presented and discussed. Engine performance in terms of higher brake thermal efficiency and lower emissions (HC, CO, NO{sub X}) with sesame oil methyl ester operation was observed compared to methyl esters of Honge and Jatropha oil operation. (author)

  5. Major and trace elements in plants and soils in Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka: an approach to explain forest die back

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    Chandrajith, Rohana; Koralegedara, Nadeesha; Ranawana, K. B.; Tobschall, H. J.; Dissanayake, C. B.

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    Forest die back has been observed from 1980s in the montane moist forest of Horton Plains in the Central Sri Lanka for which the aetiology appears to be uncertain. The concentration levels of Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Cu, Ni, Zn and Pb in canopy leaves, bark and roots, which were collected from dying and healthy plants of three different endemic species, Calophyllum walkeri, Syzygium rotundifolium and Cinnamomum ovalifolium, from three different die back sites were studied. Soils underlying the plants were also analyzed for their extractable trace metals and total contents of major oxides. Analysis of dead and healthy plants does not show any remarkable differences in the concentrations of studied trace elements. The results show that there is a low status of pollution based on the concentrations of chemical elements of environmental concern. Extractable and total trace element analysis indicates a low content of Ca in soils due to high soil acidity that probably leads to Mg and Al toxicity to certain plants. Relatively high Al levels in the soil would affect the root system and hamper the uptake and transport of essential cations to the plant. It therefore seems that the forest declining appears to be a natural phenomenon, which occurs due to the imbalance of macro and micronutrients in the natural forest due to excessive weathering and the continuous leaching of essential elements.

  6. Floristics of mangrove tree species in Angke-Kapuk Protected Forest

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    RUGAYAH

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    Full Text Available Angke-Kapuk Protected Forest with total area 44.76 ha is part of the Tegal Alur-Angke Kapuk mangrove forests. Therefore, this forest has important role as an interface between terrestrial and marine ecosystems, whether physical, biological or social-economic aspects, to determine mangrove ecosystem as a productive and unique ecosystem in the coastal area. However, the study of floristic of the mangrove vegetation in this forest has never to be done previously. According to the study on September to November 2003, in this forest found 8 species of mangrove trees. The tree species can be classified into two groups. The first group is true mangroves (7 species, i.e. Avicennia officinalis, Rhizophora apiculata, R. mucronata, R. stylosa, Sonneratia caseolaris (major component, Excoecaria agallocha, and Xylocarpus moluccensis (minor component. The last group is mangrove associate, i.e. Terminalia catappa. In this forest also found 7 tree species, i.e. Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Calophyllum inophyllum, Cerbera manghas, Paraserianthes falcataria, Tamarindus indicus, Acacia mangium, and A. auriculiformis as introduced species. The growth level of B. gymnorhiza, C. inophyllum and C. manghas up to now is seedling and sapling, while the growth level of another introduced species is till in pole and tree.

  7. Local Distribution and coexistence of prevalent tree species in peat swamp forests of Central Kalimantan

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    Herwint Simbolon

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    Full Text Available SIMBOLON, H. 2009. Local Distribution and coexistence of prevalent tree species in peat swamp forests of Central Kalimantan. Reinwardtia 12(5: 373–382. ⎯ A study on the distribution and coexistence of prevalent tree species in peat swamp forests was conducted at Lahei and Kelampangan, Central Kalimantan. The prevalent species in both sites were Calophyllum canum, Combretocarpus rotundatus, Cratoxylum glaucum, Ctenolophon parvifolius, Elaeocarpus petiolatus, with Palaquium cochleariifolium at Kelampangan, and Buchanania sessifolia, Madhuca sericea, Semecarpus sp., Shorea balangeran, Tetractomia obovata and Vatica oblongifolia at Lahei plot. The prevalent species were randomly distributed, however, when individuals were grouped into mature vs juvenile, the mature individuals of C. parvifolius tended to be clumped and the juvenile were randomly distributed; while in C. rotundatus, the mature individuals were randomly distributed and the juvenile were clumped. Pattern of the coexistence among the prevalent species in the study site were associated, and independent relationships, and almost no exclusion relationship was found. Independent and associated relationships among the coexisting species may be one of the explanations of the mechanism which maintain relatively high diversity of plant species in the tropical peat swamp forests, which has extreme habitat conditions and narrow habitat heterogeneity. Pattern of the coexistence relationships among mature vs juvenile individuals of the same species varied.

  8. Comparison of iso-eluotropic mobile phases at different temperatures for the separation of triacylglycerols in Non-Aqueous Reversed Phase Liquid Chromatography.

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    Hmida, Dorra; Abderrabba, Manef; Tchapla, Alain; Héron, Sylvie; Moussa, Fathi

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    Triacylglycerols (TAGs) are a large class of neutral lipids that naturally occur in both plant and animal oils and fats. Their analyses in Non-Aqueous Reversed Phase Liquid Chromatography (NARP) require a mixture of weak solvent (mostly acetonitrile) and strong solvent. In the present work, we have established eluotropic solvent strength scale of several binary mobile phases on C18 bonded silica at different temperatures (acetonitrile/methylene chloride, acetonitrile/acetone, acetonitrile/ethyl acetate, acetonitrile/propan-2-ol, and acetonitrile/butan-1-ol at 25°C, 43°C, 63°C and 85°C); it is based on the methylene selectivity and the use of homologous series. We show that this scale is well suited to the TAGs analysis. The analysis of nine seed oils (Aleurites fordii, Calophyllum inophyllum, Glycina max, Olea europea, Orbignya olifeira, Pinus koraiensis, Pistacia lentiscus, Punica granatum and Ribes nigrum) in iso-eluotropic conditions leads to propose unambiguously the couple MeCN/BuOH at 25°C as the best system to separate TAGs. The use of butanol, as strong solvent, provides very good TAGs congeners separations and avoids the use of chlorinated solvents which gave to this day the best separations. PMID:25855317

  9. Thermal characteristics of non-edible oils as phase change materials candidate to application of air conditioning chilled water system

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    Irsyad, M.; Indartono, Y. S.; Suwono, A.; Pasek, A. D.

    2015-09-01

    The addition of phase change material in the secondary refrigerant has been able to reduce the energy consumption of air conditioning systems in chilled water system. This material has a high thermal density because its energy is stored as latent heat. Based on material melting and freezing point, there are several non-edible oils that can be studied as a phase change material candidate for the application of chilled water systems. Forests and plantations in Indonesia have great potential to produce non-edible oil derived from the seeds of the plant, such as; Calophyllum inophyllum, Jatropha curcas L, and Hevea braziliensis. Based on the melting temperature, these oils can further studied to be used as material mixing in the secondary refrigerant. Thermal characteristics are obtained from the testing of T-history, Differential Scanning Calorimetric (DSC) and thermal conductivity materials. Test results showed an increase in the value of the latent heat when mixed with water with the addition of surfactant. Thermal characteristics of each material of the test results are shown completely in discussion section of this article.

  10. Diversity and ecology of Varanus indicus in Pepaya Island at Teluk Cenderawasih National Park, West Irian Jaya

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    DENY ANJELIUS IYAI

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Monitor lizard (Varanidae has dispersed widely in Indonesia, even in Papua. Papua contents of six species. It’s distribution, abundance, both in land and island have been known yet, even carrying capacity of feeding relative limited. However, species extinction rates in nature were increasing both in it. This research was done in Papaya Island in Teluk Cenderawasih National Park, Nabire, Papua since 24th -25th October 2005. Descriptive method was done to answer this study. This research resulted that in Papaya island contents only one species that is Varanus indicus. The V. indicus chosen same habitat in southern part of Papaya island. This species dispersed on 0-4 m above sea level, humidity about 78.6%, and temperature about 23.90C. Vegetation was dominated by coconut (Cocos nucifera, bitangur (Calophyllum inophyllum and tikar (Pandanus sp., papaya (Carica papaya, and ketapang (Terminalia catappa. V. indicus chosen Megapodius reinwadt nest as nesting area. Population of V. indicus was estimated as much 36.3 ≈ 36 pieces by King Method. The nest of V. indicus placed in Cassuarina sp. tree where cutting down. The diet of V. indicus was found such as megapods, sea birds, lizard (sauria, butterflies and bats (Macrochyroptera. People were caused threatened both direct and indirect toward the V. indicus existence.

  11. Coumarins as Potential Inhibitors of DNA Polymerases and Reverse Transcriptases. Searching New Antiretroviral and Antitumoral Drugs.

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    Garro, Hugo A; Pungitore, Carlos R

    2015-01-01

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the viral agent of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and at present, there is no effective vaccine against HIV. Reverse Transcriptase (RT) is an essential enzyme for retroviral replication, such as HIV as well as for other RNA infectious viruses like Human T lymphocyte virus. Polymerases act in DNA metabolism, modulating different processes like mitosis, damage repair, transcription and replication. It has been widely documented that DNA Polymerases and Reverse Transcriptases serve as molecular targets for antiviral and antitumoral chemotherapy. Coumarins are oxygen heterocycles that are widely distributed throughout the plant kingdom. Natural coumarins have attraction due to their bioactive properties such as tumor promotion inhibitory effects, and anti-HIV activity. Coumarins and derivates exhibit potent inhibitory effects on HIV-1 replication in lymphocytes and compounds isolated from Calophyllum inophyllum or DCK derivates showed inhibitory activity against human RT. Furthermore, natural isocoumarins isolated from cultures of fungi or hydroxycoumarins were able to inhibit human DNA polymerase. In view of their importance as drugs and biologically active natural products, and their medicinally useful properties, extensive studies have been carried out on the synthesis of coumarin compounds in recent years. Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs), a class of antiretroviral chemotherapeutic agents, act by binding to an allosteric pocket showing, generally, low toxicity. This work tries to summarize the investigation about natural and synthetic coumarins with the ability to inhibit key enzymes that play a crucial role in DNA metabolism and their possible application as antiretroviral and antitumoral agents. PMID:26179474

  12. Macrofungal diversity in the Western Ghats, Kerala, India: members of Russulaceae

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    C. Mohanan

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A macrofungal biodiversity inventory carried out in different forest ecosystems viz., west coast tropical evergreen forests, west coast tropical semi-evergreen forests, south Indian moist deciduous forests, southern subtropical broadleaved hill forests, southern montane wet temperate forests (shola forests, southern tropical dry deciduous forests, grasslands, Myristica swamp forests, and forest plantations falling in different forest divisions in the Western Ghats, Kerala employing opportunistic as well as fixed-size plot sampling methods from 2006-2011 yielded several rare and hitherto unrecorded macrofungi. In Russulaceae 15 species of macrofungi belonging to the genera Russula and Lactarius were recorded. Of these, 12 species of Russula viz. Russula aciculocystis, R. adusta, R. atropurpurea, R. cinerella, R. congoana, R. delicula, R. hygrophytica, R. luteotacta, R. mariae, R. martinica, R. michiganensis and R. periglypta and white coloured latex exuding Lactarius nebulosus are new records for the Western Ghats. All the Russulaceae members exhibit an ectomycorrhizal association with tree species like Hopea ponga, H. parviflora, Myristica malabarica, Vateria indica, Calophyllum apetalaum, among others.

  13. Evaluation of the Effects of Some Brazilian Medicinal Plants on the Production of TNF-α and CCL2 by THP-1 Cells

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    Grasielle S. Gusman

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    Full Text Available Several plant species are traditionally used in Brazil to treat various inflammatory diseases. Tumor necrosis factor- (TNF- α and chemokine (C-C motif ligand 2 (CCL2 are key inflammatory mediators in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis, respectively; nevertheless, only a few extracts have been assayed against these targets. We herein report the effect of 19 plant extracts on TNF-α and CCL2 release by lipopolysaccharide- (LPS- stimulated THP-1 cells, a human monocytic leukemia cell line, along with their radical scavenging activity on DPPH. The extracts of Caryocar brasiliense, Casearia sylvestris, Coccoloba cereifera, and Terminalia glabrescens inhibited TNF-α production in a concentration-dependent manner. Fractionation of these extracts potentiated the anti-TNF-α effect, which was shown to concentrate in polar fractions, mainly composed by polyphenols. Significant CCL2 inhibition was elicited by Lippia sidoides and Terminalia glabrescens extracts, whose fractionation resulted in highly active low polar fractions. All assayed extracts showed strong radical scavenging activity, but antioxidant activity did not correlate with inhibition of TNF-α or CCL2 production. Our results allowed identifying extracts with selective capacity to block cytokine production; therefore, further purification of these extracts may yield molecules that could be useful in the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases.

  14. Microbial diversity in a bagasse-based compost prepared for the production of Agaricus brasiliensis

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    Silva, Cristina Ferreira; Azevedo, Raquel Santos; Braga, Claudia; da Silva, Romildo; Dias, Eustáquio Souza; Schwan, Rosane Freitas

    2009-01-01

    Edible mushrooms are renowned for their nutritional and medicinal properties and are thus of considerable commercial importance. Mushroom production depends on the chemical composition of the basic substrates and additional supplements employed in the compost as well as on the method of composting. In order to minimise the cost of mushroom production, considerable interest has been shown in the use of agro-industrial residues in the preparation of alternative compost mixtures. However, the interaction of the natural microbiota present in agricultural residues during the composting process greatly influences the subsequent colonisation by the mushroom. The aim of the present study was to isolate and identify the microbiota present in a sugar cane bagasse and coast-cross straw compost prepared for the production of Agaricus brasilienses. Composting lasted for 14 days, during which time the substrates and additives were mixed every 2 days, and this was followed by a two-step steam pasteurisation (55 - 65°C; 15 h each step). Bacteria, (mainly Bacillus and Paenibacillus spp. and members of the Enterobacteriaceae) were the predominant micro-organisms present throughout the composting process with an average population density of 3 x 108 CFU/g. Actinomycetes, and especially members of the genus Streptomyces, were well represented with a population density of 2 - 3 x 108 CFU/g. The filamentous fungi, however, exhibited much lower population densities and were less diverse than the other micro-organisms, although Aspergillus fumigatus was present during the whole composting process and after pasteurisation. PMID:24031404

  15. Naturally occurring compounds affect glutamatergic neurotransmission in rat brain.

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    Martini, Lucia Helena; Jung, Fernanda; Soares, Felix Antunes; Rotta, Liane Nanci; Vendite, Deusa Aparecida; Frizzo, Marcos Emilio dos Santos; Yunes, Rosendo A; Calixto, João Batista; Wofchuk, Susana; Souza, Diogo O

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    Natural products, including those derived from plants, have largely contributed to the development of therapeutic drugs. Glutamate is the main excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and it is also considered a nociceptive neurotransmitter, by acting on peripheral nervous system. For this reason, in this study we investigated the effects of the hydroalcoholic extracts from Drymis winteri (polygodial and drimanial), Phyllanthus (rutin and quercetine), Jathopha elliptica (jatrophone), Hedyosmum brasiliense (13HDS), Ocotea suaveolens (Tormentic acid), Protium kleinii (alphabeta-amyrin), Citrus paradise (naringin), soybean (genistein) and Crataeva nurvala (lupeol), described as having antinociceptive effects, on glutamatergic transmission parameters, such as [(3)H]glutamate binding, [(3)H]glutamate uptake by synaptic vesicles and astrocyte cultures, and synaptosomal [(3)H]glutamate release. All the glutamatergic parameters were affected by one or more of these compounds. Specifically, drimanial and polygodial presented more broad and profound effects, requiring more investigation on their mechanisms. The putative central side effects of these compounds, via the glutamatergic system, are discussed. PMID:17577666

  16. Distribución y abundancia de Capromys pilorides en manglares de la Península de Guanahacabibes (Cuba

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    Hernández- Martínez, Fernando R

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación se llevó a cabo con la finalidad de determinar la abundancia y distribución de las poblaciones del endémico Capromys pilorides en la formación de manglar de la Reserva de la Biosfera Península de Guanahacabibes. Se seleccionaron 3 localidades: Carabelita, Palma Sola y Bolondrón, en las cuales se establecieron y muestrearon 10 parcelas de 5.000 m2 durante tres momentos diferentes del periodo lluvioso y poco lluvioso. Los valores de abundancia (jutías/ha variaron entre 3,53 y 10,4en dependencia del grado de naturalidad y el efecto de ntropización, así como de la influencia del perro jíbaro (Cannis familiaris sobre las poblaciones de jutía conga. Se encontró diferencia significativa en el patrón de distribución de la abundancia entre el período poco lluvioso y lluvioso, así como entre localidades en ambos períodos. En el patrón de distribución de la abundancia relativa de Capromys/especie de árbol estuvo asociado aConocarpus erectus y el Callophylum brasiliense.

  17. Assessment of lipolytic activity of isolated microorganisms from the savannah of the Tocantins

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    Marysa de Kássia Guedes Soares

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    Full Text Available Current study assesses the biodiversity and selects lipase-producer microorganisms with industrial interest, from the savannah of the state of Tocantins, Brazil. Seventeen pequi microorganisms (Caryocar brasiliense were isolated in the decomposition stage and 35 microorganisms were retrieved from the soil fraction under the collected pequi. Yarrowia lypolitica strain was used as positive control in all assays. The 52 strains were subjected to tests in a solid medium with Tween 20 for checking halos formed by crystals, indicating lipase production by inoculated strains. Another test to confirm lipase producers was conducted in microplates with liquid medium and enriched with p-nitrophenyl palmitate (pNPP monitored at 410 ηm. The AS16 and AP5 strains showed the highest activity for test conditions, namely, 0.072 and 0.067 U mL-1 respectively. Rates were higher than the lipase activity of Yarrowia lypolitica(0.052 U mL-1, a reference strain in current assay.

  18. Nymphs of the genus Amblyomma (Acari: Ixodidae) of Brazil: descriptions, redescriptions, and identification key.

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    Martins, Thiago F; Onofrio, Valeria C; Barros-Battesti, Darci M; Labruna, Marcelo B

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    Together with the larval stage, the nymphal stage of ticks of the genus Amblyomma are the most aggressive ticks for humans entering areas inhabited by wildlife and some domestic animals in Brazil. However, due to the absence of morphological descriptions of the nymphal stage of most Brazilian Amblyomma species, plus the lack of an identification key, little or nothing is known about the life history of Amblyomma spp. nymphs in the country. In the present study, morphological description of the nymphal stage, illustrating important external characters through scanning electron microscopy, is provided for nymphs of 15 Amblyomma species that occur in Brazil, for which the nymphal stage had never been described: A. aureolatum, A. auricularium, A. calcaratum, A. coelebs, A. fuscum, A. humerale, A. incisum, A. latepunctatum, A. naponense, A. nodosum, A. ovale, A. pacae, A. pseudoconcolor, A. scalpturatum, A. varium. In addition, the nymphal stage of 12 Amblyomma species, which had been previously described, are redescribed: A. brasiliense, A. cajennense, A. dissimile, A. dubitatum, A. longirostre, A. oblongoguttatum, A. parkeri, A. parvum, A. romitii, A. rotundatum, A. tigrinum, A. triste. The descriptions and redescriptions totalized 27 species. Only 2 species (A. geayi, A. goeldii) out of the 29 Amblyomma species established in Brazil are not included in the present study. A dichotomous identification key is included to support taxonomic identification of the nymphal stage of 27 Amblyomma species established in Brazil. PMID:21771514

  19. Taxonomic key to nymphs of the genus Amblyomma (Acari: Ixodidae) in Argentina, with description and redescription of the nymphal stage of four Amblyomma species.

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    Martins, Thiago F; Labruna, Marcelo B; Mangold, Atilio J; Cafrune, M Mercedes; Guglielmone, Alberto A; Nava, Santiago

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    In the present study, we provide morphological descriptions of the nymph of Amblyomma parvitarsum, A. tonelliae, and redescriptions of A. argentinae and A. sculptum. A taxonomic key, with relevant morphological characters illustrated by scanning electron micrographs, is provided for nymphs of the 24 species of the genus Amblyomma occurring in Argentina. Species included are A. argentinae, A. aureolatum, A. auricularium, A. boeroi, A. brasiliense, A. calcaratum, A. coelebs, A. dissimile, A. dubitatum, A. incisum, A. longirostre, A. neumanni, A. nodosum, A. ovale, A. parvitarsum, A. parvum, A. pseudoconcolor, A. pseudoparvum, A. rotundatum, A. sculptum, A. tigrinum, A. tonelliae, A. triste and A. varium. Principal morphological characters used for discrimination among species are presence/absence of auriculae, cornua and festoons with tubercles, size and shape of spurs of coxa I, margin and punctations of scutum, shape of basis capituli and length of cervical grooves. The geographical distribution of each tick species included in this work is presented and the importance of an accurate determination to species level of the Amblyomma nymphs to make epidemiological inferences is also discussed. PMID:25113984

  20. Identification of novel spp. of rice and wheat endophytic diazotrophs by 16S rDNA gene and FTIR analysis

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    Full Text Available In this research, six isolates, including three from three rice roots (PxR1, PxR2 and StR1 and three from three wheat roots (PxW1, PxW2 and PxW3 were isolated as endophytic bacteria and except for StR1, all the isolates were identified as Pseudoxanthomonas based on phenotypic analysis including FTIR and PCR amplification of 16S rDNA. The results showed that PxR1, PxR2, PxW1 and PxW2 were all similar and belonged to a novel species of Pseudoxanthomonas, but PxW3 was from different species. StR1 belonged to a novel species of Stenotrophomonas. Two strains including Azospirillum brasiliense Sp7 (S1 and Azospirillum lipoferum (S2 were selected as standard strains and compared with those isolates however, phenotypic and genotypic analysis verified that those isolates were not Azospirillum. For the first time, it was indicated that Pseudoxanthomonas existed as an endophytic bacterium in rice root.

  1. Antioxidant properties of Brazilian tropical fruits by correlation between different assays.

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    Gregoris, Elena; Pereira Lima, Giuseppina Pace; Fabris, Sabrina; Bertelle, Mariangela; Sicari, Michela; Stevanato, Roberto

    2013-01-01

    Four different assays (the Folin-Ciocalteu, DPPH, enzymatic method, and inhibitory activity on lipid peroxidation) based on radically different physicochemical principles and normally used to determine the antioxidant activity of food have been confronted and utilized to investigate the antioxidant activity of fruits originated from Brazil, with particular attention to more exotic and less-studied species (jurubeba, Solanum paniculatum; pequi, Caryocar brasiliense; pitaya, Hylocereus undatus; siriguela, Spondias purpurea; umbu, Spondias tuberosa) in order to (i) verify the correlations between results obtained by the different assays, with the final purpose to obtain more reliable results avoiding possible measuring-method linked mistakes and (ii) individuate the more active fruit species. As expected, the different methods give different responses, depending on the specific assay reaction. Anyhow all results indicate high antioxidant properties for siriguela and jurubeba and poor values for pitaya, umbu, and pequi. Considering that no marked difference of ascorbic acid content has been detected among the different fruits, experimental data suggest that antioxidant activities of the investigated Brazilian fruits are poorly correlated with this molecule, principally depending on their total polyphenolic content. PMID:24106692

  2. Inhibitory effect of sesquiterpene lactones and the sesquiterpene alcohol aromadendrane-4β,10α-diol on memory impairment in a mouse model of Alzheimer.

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    Amoah, Solomon K S; Dalla Vecchia, Maria Tereza; Pedrini, Beatriz; Carnhelutti, Gabriela Lazzarotto; Gonçalves, Ana Elisa; Dos Santos, Diogo Adolfo; Biavatti, Maique W; de Souza, Márcia Maria

    2015-12-15

    Alzheimer's disease (AD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the aged brain with no known cause or cures, has become a major medical and social problem for industrialized countries. Cerebral deposition of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) is a critical feature of AD. The use of medicinal plants as an alternative form of prevention, or even as a possible treatment of AD, is therefore interesting areas of research. Sesquiterpene lactones and a sesquiterpene alcohol are compounds found in H. brasiliense that have several anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. In the present study, we investigated whether these compounds have neuroprotective effects in an amyloid-β peptide-induced Alzheimer's disease mouse model. Mice were injected with Aβ1-42 peptide intracerebroventricularly and were subsequently injected (i.c.v.) with 1µg/site of IGM-A (15-acetoxy-isogermafurenolide), IGM-H (15-hydroxy-isogermafurenolide), PDA (Podoandin), EHP (1,2-epoxy-10α-hydroxy-podoandin), HDS (13-hydroxy-8,9-dehydroshizukanolide), and ARD (aromadendrane-4β,10α-diol). Seven days after treatments the animals had their memory tested in the inhibitory avoidance. After the behavioral testing of animals the brains were removed and subjected to biochemical tests for oxidative stress. The results showed that ARD, HDS and PDA significantly ameliorated the Aβ1-42 peptide-induced memory impairment in the passive avoidance task (Panimals induced peptide amyloid and may be potential candidates for Alzheimer's disease therapy. PMID:26593432

  3. Cytotoxic, Virucidal, and Antiviral Activity of South American Plant and Algae Extracts

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    Paula Faral-Tello

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1 infection has a prevalence of 70% in the human population. Treatment is based on acyclovir, valacyclovir, and foscarnet, three drugs that share the same mechanism of action and of which resistant strains have been isolated from patients. In this aspect, innovative drug therapies are required. Natural products offer unlimited opportunities for the discovery of antiviral compounds. In this study, 28 extracts corresponding to 24 plant species and 4 alga species were assayed in vitro to detect antiviral activity against HSV-1. Six of the methanolic extracts inactivated viral particles by direct interaction and 14 presented antiviral activity when incubated with cells already infected. Most interesting antiviral activity values obtained are those of Limonium brasiliense, Psidium guajava, and Phyllanthus niruri, which inhibit HSV-1 replication in vitro with 50% effective concentration (EC50 values of 185, 118, and 60 μg/mL, respectively. For these extracts toxicity values were calculated and therefore selectivity indexes (SI obtained. Further characterization of the bioactive components of antiviral plants will pave the way for the discovery of new compounds against HSV-1.

  4. The bacterial signal transduction protein GlnB regulates the committed step in fatty acid biosynthesis by acting as a dissociable regulatory subunit of acetyl-CoA carboxylase.

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    Gerhardt, Edileusa C M; Rodrigues, Thiago E; Müller-Santos, Marcelo; Pedrosa, Fabio O; Souza, Emanuel M; Forchhammer, Karl; Huergo, Luciano F

    2015-03-01

    Biosynthesis of fatty acids is one of the most fundamental biochemical pathways in nature. In bacteria and plant chloroplasts, the committed and rate-limiting step in fatty acid biosynthesis is catalyzed by a multi-subunit form of the acetyl-CoA carboxylase enzyme (ACC). This enzyme carboxylates acetyl-CoA to produce malonyl-CoA, which in turn acts as the building block for fatty acid elongation. In Escherichia coli, ACC is comprised of three functional modules: the biotin carboxylase (BC), the biotin carboxyl carrier protein (BCCP) and the carboxyl transferase (CT). Previous data showed that both bacterial and plant BCCP interact with signal transduction proteins belonging to the PII family. Here we show that the GlnB paralogues of the PII proteins from E. coli and Azospirillum brasiliense, but not the GlnK paralogues, can specifically form a ternary complex with the BC-BCCP components of ACC. This interaction results in ACC inhibition by decreasing the enzyme turnover number. Both the BC-BCCP-GlnB interaction and ACC inhibition were relieved by 2-oxoglutarate and by GlnB uridylylation. We propose that the GlnB protein acts as a 2-oxoglutarate-sensitive dissociable regulatory subunit of ACC in Bacteria. PMID:25557370

  5. Práticas populares de mães adolescentes no cuidado aos filhos Prácticas populares de madres adolescentes en el cuidado a los hijos General practice of teenage mothers caring for their children

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    Keli Regiane Tomeleri

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar e descrever os cuidados populares adotados por mães adolescentes na assitência aos filhos nos seis primeiros meses de vida. MÉTODOS: Pesquisa com abordagem qualitativa desenvolvida com seis mães adolescentes residentes em Cambé - PR. Os dados foram coletados no período de fevereiro a abril de 2007, por meio de entrevistas semi-estruturadas, realizadas no domicílio em quatro momentos distintos:uma semana, um, quatro e seis meses após o nascimento. RESULTADOS: As mães adolescentes revelaram reproduzir em seu cotidiano de cuidar várias práticas populares que fazem parte da cultura local e familiar, tais como amamentação cruzada, utilização de benzimentos, xaropes, chás e orações para tratar intercorrências, além de algumas crendices relacionadas com o coto umbilical, soluços e alteração no sono do bebê. CONCLUSÃO: Os profissionais de saúde precisam conhecer as crenças e práticas das mães adolescentes para então planejar, da melhor forma possível, a assistência a ser prestada ao binômio mãe-filho.OBJETIVO: Identificar y describir los cuidados populares adoptados por madres adolescentes en la asistencia a los hijos en los seis primeros meses de vida. MÉTODOS: Investigación con abordaje cualitativo desarrollado con seis madres adolescentes residentes en Cambé - PR. Los datos fueron recolectados en el período de febrero a abril del 2007, por medio de entrevistas semi-estructuradas, realizadas en el domicilio en cuatro momentos distintos: una semana, uno, cuatro y seis meses después del nacimiento. RESULTADOS: Las madres adolescentes revelaron reproducir en su cotidiano de cuidar varias prácticas populares que hacen parte de la cultura local y familiar, tales como amamantamiento cruzado, utilización de bendiciones, jarabes, infusiones y oraciones para tratar ocurrencias, además de algunas creencias relacionadas con el muñón umbilical, hipos y alteraciones en el sueño del bebé. CONCLUSI

  6. Simulation of circularly polarized luminescence spectra using coupled cluster theory

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    We report the first computations of circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) rotatory strengths at the equation-of-motion coupled cluster singles and doubles (EOM-CCSD) level of theory. Using a test set of eight chiral ketones, we compare both dipole and rotatory strengths for absorption (electronic circular dichroism) and emission to the results from time-dependent density-functional theory (TD-DFT) and available experimental data for both valence and Rydberg transitions. For two of the compounds, we obtained optimized geometries of the lowest several excited states using both EOM-CCSD and TD-DFT and determined that structures and EOM-CCSD transition properties obtained with each structure were sufficiently similar that TD-DFT optimizations were acceptable for the remaining test cases. Agreement between EOM-CCSD and the Becke three-parameter exchange function and Lee-Yang-Parr correlation functional (B3LYP) corrected using the Coulomb attenuating method (CAM-B3LYP) is typically good for most of the transitions, though agreement with the uncorrected B3LYP functional is significantly worse for all reported properties. The choice of length vs. velocity representation of the electric dipole operator has little impact on the EOM-CCSD transition strengths for nearly all of the states we examined. For a pair of closely related β, γ-enones, (1R)-7-methylenebicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one and (1S)-2-methylenebicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-7-one, we find that EOM-CCSD and CAM-B3LYP agree with the energetic ordering of the two possible excited-state conformations, resulting in good agreement with experimental rotatory strengths in both absorption and emission, whereas B3LYP yields a qualitatively incorrect result for the CPL signal of (1S)-2-methylenebicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-7-one. Finally, we predict that one of the compounds considered here, trans-bicyclo[3.3.0]octane-3,7-dione, is unique in that it exhibits an achiral ground state and a chiral first excited state, leading to a strong CPL

  7. Comparação de métodos de laboratório e de campo para a estimativa da área foliar em fruteiras silvestres Comparison of laboratory and field methods for the estimation of leaf area of wild fruit species

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    M.S. Mielke

    1995-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um trabalho com o objetivo de estudar diferentes métodos de laboratório e de campo para a estimativa da área foliar de fruteiras silvestres, pertencentes à família Myrtaceae, a saber: uvalheira (Eugenia uvalha Camb., aracazeiro (Psidium cattleyanum Sabine, goiabeira serrana (Feijoa sellowiana Berg. e pitangueira (Eugenia uniflora DC. Entre os métodos de laboratório, também utilizados como "padrão", bons resultados foram obtidos utilizando-se um medidor automático de área foliar, planímetro ou através do método gravimétrico (fotocópia ou papel filtro. Dentre os métodos de campo, os melhores resultados foram obtidos por regressão linear. As estimativas das áreas foliares (y para as quatro espécies estudadas podem ser tomadas a partir das equações: y = 2,658 + 0,554X, para o araçazeiro; y = 0.75X ou y = 0,856X - 2,115, para a goiabeira serrana; y = 0.68X, para a uvalheira e y = 0,69X ou y = 0,503 + 0,643X, para a pitangueira, sendo X = comprimento x largura da folha.This work was carried out in order to study different laboratory and field methods for estimating leaf area of wild fruit species, belonging to the Myrtaceae: "uvalha" plant (Eugenia uvalha Camb., cattley guava plant (Psidium cattleyanum Sabine, feijoa plant (Feijoa sellowiana Berg and Surinam cherry plant (Eugenia uniflora DC. Among the laboratory' methods utilized as "standard methods", good results were obtained with the use of an automatic leaf area meter, planimeter or by the gravimetric method (photocopy or Whatman paper. Among field methods, best results were obtained with linear regression. The estimation of leaf area y for all studied species could be obtained through the equations: y = 2,658 + 0,554 x for cattley guava plant; y = 0,75 x or y = 0,856 x - 2,115 for feijoa plant; y = 0,68 x for "uvalha" plant and y = 0,69 x or y = 0,503 + 0,643 x for Surinam cherry plant, where x = leaf length x leaf width.

  8. Can Contemporary Density Functional Theory Predict Energy Spans in Molecular Catalysis Accurately Enough To Be Applicable for in Silico Catalyst Design? A Computational/Experimental Case Study for the Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Olefins.

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    Rohmann, Kai; Hölscher, Markus; Leitner, Walter

    2016-01-13

    The catalytic hydrogenation of cyclohexene and 1-methylcyclohexene is investigated experimentally and by means of density functional theory (DFT) computations using novel ruthenium Xantphos(Ph) (4,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)-9,9-dimethylxanthene) and Xantphos(Cy) (4,5-bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)-9,9-dimethylxanthene) precatalysts [Ru(Xantphos(Ph))(PhCO2)(Cl)] (1) and [Ru(Xantphos(Cy))(PhCO2)(Cl)] (2), the synthesis, characterization, and crystal structures of which are reported. The intention of this work is to (i) understand the reaction mechanisms on the microscopic level and (ii) compare experimentally observed activation barriers with computed barriers. The Gibbs free activation energy ΔG(⧧) was obtained experimentally with precatalyst 1 from Eyring plots for the hydrogenation of cyclohexene (ΔG(⧧) = 17.2 ± 1.0 kcal/mol) and 1-methylcyclohexene (ΔG(⧧) = 18.8 ± 2.4 kcal/mol), while the Gibbs free activation energy ΔG(⧧) for the hydrogenation of cyclohexene with precatalyst 2 was determined to be 21.1 ± 2.3 kcal/mol. Plausible activation pathways and catalytic cycles were computed in the gas phase (M06-L/def2-SVP). A variety of popular density functionals (ωB97X-D, LC-ωPBE, CAM-B3LYP, B3LYP, B97-D3BJ, B3LYP-D3, BP86-D3, PBE0-D3, M06-L, MN12-L) were used to reoptimize the turnover determining states in the solvent phase (DF/def2-TZVP; IEF-PCM and/or SMD) to investigate how well the experimentally obtained activation barriers can be reproduced by the calculations. The density functionals B97-D3BJ, MN12-L, M06-L, B3LYP-D3, and CAM-B3LYP reproduce the experimentally observed activation barriers for both olefins very well with very small (0.1 kcal/mol) to moderate (3.0 kcal/mol) mean deviations from the experimental values indicating for the field of hydrogenation catalysis most of these functionals to be useful for in silico catalyst design prior to experimental work. PMID:26713773

  9. O estilo motivacional de professores de Educação Física The motivational style of Physical Education teachers

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    Daniela Schwabe Minelli

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo identificar qual o estilo motivacional adotado por professores de educação física escolar, exclusivamente no que se refere à autonomia. A pesquisa de caráter descritivo-exploratório contou com a participação de 16 professores atuantes em escolas do município de Cambé, norte do Paraná. Os dados foram coletados por meio do instrumento "Problemas na escola", composto por oito vinhetas que representam cenários comuns às escolas, seguidas de quatro afirmações que devem ser avaliada numa escala de Likert. Cada uma das quatro situações-respostas corresponde a um estilo motivacional adotado, que varia de altamente controlador até altamente promotor de autonomia. Os resultados mostraram que o estilo motivacional altamente promotor de autonomia foi o mais adotado pelos participantes da pesquisa, podendo assim, representar uma prática docente na educação física escolar que promova efetivamente a aprendizagem e, uma mudança efetiva no comportamento dos estudantes.The study aimed to identify the motivational style adopted by teachers of Physical Education School, only with regard to autonomy. The research was a descriptive exploratory with the participation of 16 teachers working in public schools in Cambé, north of Paraná. Data were collected via the instrument "Problems in Schools", composed of eight vignettes that represent common scenarios for schools followed by four statements to be assessed on a Likert scale. Each of the four-response situations corresponds to a motivational style adopted, ranging from highly controlling to highly autonomy. The results showed that the promoter highly motivational style of autonomy was the most frequently adopted by the participants and may therefore represent a teaching practice in physical education to promote effective learning and an effective change in the behavior of students.

  10. An in vitro efficacy validation of mangrove associates

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    Aseer Manilal

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate the in vitro antimicrobial potential of mangrove associates against a battery of human and shrimp pathogenic bacteria and to elucidate its antimicrobial principles. Methods: In the present study, 12 species of mangrove associates collected from the Kollam (southwest coast of India vicinity were extracted in different organic solvents of increasing polarity. The resultant extracts obtained from the respective species were examined for the antimicrobial activity against a panel of shrimp and human pathogens by agar diffusion assay. Results: Of the 12 species evaluated, three species of mangrove associates [Calophyllum inophyllum (C. inophyllum, Cerbera odollam and Dalbergia candenatensis] were found to be active. The broadest and highest rank of activity was observed in the crude extract of C. inophyllum. Amongst the pathogens tested, shrimp pathogenic Vibrios were the most sensitive organisms while human pathogens were found to be a bit resistant. In the present study, ethyl acetate was found to be the best solvent for extracting antimicrobial metabolites. The bioactive principles present in the crude extract of C. inophyllum were chemically elucidated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometer. The gas chromatography-mass spectrometer studies revealed the presence of two principal compounds such as 1-Dimethyl(phenylsilyloxyhexadecane (24.73% and β-d-Mannofuranoside, O-geranyl (50% which might play functional role in the chemical defense against microbial invasion. Conclusions: Based on the overall findings, it could be inferred that the mangrove associate C. inophyllum is a promising candidate for the development of plant-based human and veterinary grade antibiotics in future.

  11. SINTESIS SENYAWA ETILENDIAMIN KALANON MELALUI REAKSI ADISI GUGUS ETILENDIAMIN TERHADAP IKATAN RANGKAP C7-8 DAN UJI AKTIVITAS ANTILEUKEMIA TERHADAP SEL LEUKEMIA L1210

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    Mochamad Chasani

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Calanone is a natural compound which could be isolated from tree bark of Calophyllum biflorum Hend and WS ( 0,37 % w/w, crude extract which have been potency as antileucemia drug (IC50= 59,4 ug/mL. Based on the research, the compound can be used as an anti leukemia drug if it value of IC50 < 10 ug/mL. So the aim of this research are in order to get higher calanone activity by modified of double bond carbon-carbon and to obtained several compounds as well which has a higher activity than calanone of its original compound. Several compounds, several compound can be obtained by modified of doble bond carbon-carbon by ethylendiamine group and antileukemia test of the new compound calanone derivatives towards L1210 leukemia cell. The result of the analysis, using thin layer chromatography with eluent methanol:dichlorometane ( 1:6 , give Rf at 0.51 and initial melting point at range 149oC – 151oC. Infra red spectrophotometry and mass spectrometry were used to identify the synthesized product. The result showed that the mass spectra of ethylendiamine calanone give molecular ion at 449 (M+- H2O, NH3 and ions fragmen at m/e 449; m/e 434; m/e 393; m/e 105, m/e 77. Infra red spectra of its compound showed new peaks at 1620 cm -1 and 1063 cm -1. The activity value toward leukemia cell was IC50= 46,28 µg/mL and its value higther than calanone origin.

  12. An in vitro efficacy validation of mangrove associates

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    Aseer Manilal; Behailu Merdekios; Jose Paul Veliyath Paul; Akbar Idhayadhulla; Chinnaswamy Muthukumar; Mulugeta Melkie

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the in vitro antimicrobial potential of mangrove associates against a battery of human and shrimp pathogenic bacteria and to elucidate its antimicrobial principles.Methods:(southwest coast of India) vicinity were extracted in different organic solvents of increasing polarity. The resultant extracts obtained from the respective species were examined for the antimicrobial activity against a panel of shrimp and human pathogens by agar diffusion assay.Results:In the present study, 12 species of mangrove associates collected from the Kollam inophyllum (C. inophyllum), Cerbera odollam and Dalbergia candenatensis] were found to be active. The broadest and highest rank of activity was observed in the crude extract of C. inophyllum. Amongst the pathogens tested, shrimp pathogenic Vibrios were the most sensitive organisms while human pathogens were found to be a bit resistant. In the present study, ethyl acetate was found to be the best solvent for extracting antimicrobial metabolites. The bioactive principles present in the crude extract of C. inophyllum were chemically elucidated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometer. The gas chromatography-mass spectrometer studies revealed the presence of two principal compounds such as 1-Dimethyl(phenyl)silyloxyhexadecane (24.73%) and β-d-Mannofuranoside, O-geranyl (50%) which might play functional role in the chemical defense against microbial invasion.Conclusions:Of the 12 species evaluated, three species of mangrove associates [Calophyllum inophyllum is a promising candidate for the development of plant-based human and veterinary grade antibiotics in future. Based on the overall findings, it could be inferred that the mangrove associate C.

  13. Influence of biodiesel blending on physicochemical properties and importance of mathematical model for predicting the properties of biodiesel blend

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    Highlights: • Short identification of selected biodiesel feedstock. • Review of physicochemical properties for blended biodiesel. • Mathematical model for predicting properties of various biodiesel blends. - Abstract: The growing demand for green world serves as one of the most significant challenges of modernization. Requirements like largest usage of energy for modern society as well as demand for friendly milieu create a deep concern in field of research. Biofuels are placed at the peak of the research arena for their underlying benefits as mentioned by multiple researches. Out of a number of vegetable oils, only a few are used commercially for biodiesel production. Due to various limitations of edible oil, non-edible oils are becoming a profitable choice. Till today, very little percentage of biodiesel is used successfully in engine. The research is still continuing for improving the biodiesel usage level. Recently, it is found that the blended biodiesel from more than one feedstock provides better performance in engine. This paper reviews the physicochemical properties of different biodiesel blends obtained from various feedstocks with a view to properly understand the fuel quality. Moreover, a short description of each feedstock is given along with graphical presentation of important properties for various blend percentages from B0 to B100. Finally, mathematical model is formed for predicting various properties of biodiesel blend with the help of different research data by using polynomial curve fitting method. The results obtained from a number of literature based on this work shows that the heating value of biodiesel is about 11% lower than diesel except coconut (14.5% lower) whereas kinematic viscosity is in the range of 4–5.4 mm2/s. Flash point of all biodiesels are more than 150 °C, except neem and coconut. Cold flow properties of calophyllum, palm, jatropha, moringa are inferior to others. This would help to determine important properties of

  14. The role of high-level calculations in the assignment of the Q-band spectra of chlorophyll

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    Reimers, Jeffrey R. [School of Physics and Materials Science, The University of Technology, Sydney NSW (Australia); Cai, Zheng-Li [School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD4001 (Australia); Kobayashi, Rika [Australian National University Supercomputer Facility, Mills Rd, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Rätsep, Margus [Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Riia 142, 51014 Tartu (Estonia); Freiberg, Arvi [Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Riia 142, 51014 Tartu, Estonia and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Riia 23, 51010 Tartu (Estonia); Krausz, Elmars [Research School of Chemistry, The Australian National University, Canberra 2601 (Australia)

    2014-10-06

    We recently established a novel assignment of the visible absorption spectrum of chlorophyll-a that sees the two components Q{sub x} and Q{sub y} of the low-energy Q band as being intrinsically mixed by non-adiabatic coupling. This ended 50 years debate as to the nature of the Q bands, with prior discussion poised only in the language of the Born-Oppenheimer and Condon approximations. The new assignment presents significant ramifications for exciton transport and quantum coherence effects in photosystems. Results from state of the art electronic structure calculations have always been used to justify assignments, but quantitative inaccuracies and systematic failures have historically limited usefulness. We examine the role of CAM-B3LYP time-dependent density-functional theory (TD-DFT) and Symmetry Adapted Cluster-Configuration Interaction (SAC-CI) calculations in first showing that all previous assignments were untenable, in justifying the new assignment, in making some extraordinary predictions that were vindicated by the new assignment, and in then identifying small but significant anomalies in the extensive experimental data record.

  15. Design of Acceptors with Suitable Frontier Molecular Orbitals to Match Donors via Substitutions on Perylene Diimide for Organic Solar Cells

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    Lv, Xiaoli; Li, Zhuoxin; Li, Songyang; Luan, Guoyou; Liang, Dadong; Tang, Shanshan; Jin, Ruifa

    2016-01-01

    A series of perylene diimide (PDI) derivatives have been investigated at the CAM-B3LYP/6-31G(d) and the TD-B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) levels to design solar cell acceptors with high performance in areas such as suitable frontier molecular orbital (FMO) energies to match oligo(thienylenevinylene) derivatives and improved charge transfer properties. The calculated results reveal that the substituents slightly affect the distribution patterns of FMOs for PDI-BI. The electron withdrawing group substituents decrease the FMO energies of PDI-BI, and the electron donating group substituents slightly affect the FMO energies of PDI-BI. The di-electron withdrawing group substituents can tune the FMOs of PDI-BI to be more suitable for the oligo(thienylenevinylene) derivatives. The electron withdrawing group substituents result in red shifts of absorption spectra and electron donating group substituents result in blue shifts for PDI-BI. The –CN substituent can improve the electron transport properties of PDI-BI. The –CH3 group in different positions slightly affects the electron transport properties of PDI-BI. PMID:27187370

  16. Chelation behavior of various flavonols and transfer of flavonol-chelated zinc(II) to alanylaspartic dipeptide: A PCM/DFT investigation

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    Yasarawan, Nuttawisit; Thipyapong, Khajadpai; Ruangpornvisuti, Vithaya

    2016-03-01

    Alanylaspartic dipeptide (AlaAsp) and zinc(II)-flavonol complex could represent a metal-binding site in proteins and a metal-ion releasing agent, respectively. Chelation of zinc(II) by either AlaAsp or flavonol ligands in aqueous solution has been examined using DFT methods with polarizable continuum model (PCM/DFT). Coordination geometry, complexation stoichiometry, coordination bond strength, preferable metal-binding site on ligands and effect of water coordination on the stability of complexes have been addressed. In several cases, the long-range corrected density functional CAM-B3LYP allows the most accurate prediction of both structural and spectroscopic data. The preferential transfer of flavonol-chelated zinc(II) to AlaAsp under solvation is attainable through the ligand-exchange reaction. The energy barrier of such reaction is significantly dependent on the degree of hydrogen bonding within the transition state. In summary, either hydroxylation or methoxylation at particular positions on the 3-hydroxyflavone backbone significantly affects the reactivity of flavonol chelates in the metal-ion transfer.

  17. Charge-transfer optical absorption mechanism of DNA:Ag-nanocluster complexes

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    Longuinhos, R.; Lúcio, A. D.; Chacham, H.; Alexandre, S. S.

    2016-05-01

    Optical properties of DNA:Ag-nanoclusters complexes have been successfully applied experimentally in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Nevertheless, the mechanisms behind their optical activity remain unresolved. In this work, we present a time-dependent density functional study of optical absorption in DNA:Ag4. In all 23 different complexes investigated, we obtain new absorption peaks in the visible region that are not found in either the isolated Ag4 or isolated DNA base pairs. Absorption from red to green are predominantly of charge-transfer character, from the Ag4 to the DNA fragment, while absorption in the blue-violet range are mostly associated to electronic transitions of a mixed character, involving either DNA-Ag4 hybrid orbitals or intracluster orbitals. We also investigate the role of exchange-correlation functionals in the calculated optical spectra. Significant differences are observed between the calculations using the PBE functional (without exact exchange) and the CAM-B3LYP functional (which partly includes exact exchange). Specifically, we observe a tendency of charge-transfer excitations to involve purines bases, and the PBE spectra error is more pronounced in the complexes where the Ag cluster is bound to the purines. Finally, our results also highlight the importance of adding both the complementary base pair and the sugar-phosphate backbone in order to properly characterize the absorption spectrum of DNA:Ag complexes.

  18. Pyran-Squaraine as Photosensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: DFT/TDDFT Study of the Electronic Structures and Absorption Properties

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    Reda M. El-Shishtawy

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In an effort to provide, assess, and evaluate a theoretical approach which enables designing efficient donor-acceptor dye systems, the electronic structure and optical properties of pyran-squaraine as donor-acceptor dyes used in dye-sensitized solar cells were investigated. Ground state properties have been computed at the B3LYP/6-31+G** level of theory. The long-range corrected density functionals CAM-B3LYP, PBEPBE, PBE1PBE (PBE0, and TPSSH with 6-311++G** were employed to examine absorption properties of the studied dyes. In an extensive comparison between experimental results and ab initio benchmark calculations, the TPSSH functional with 6-311++G** basis set was found to be the most appropriate in describing the electronic properties for the studied pyran and squaraine dyes. Natural transition orbitals (NTO, frontier molecular orbitals (FMO, LUMO, HOMO, and energy gaps, of these dyes, have been analyzed to show their effect on the process of electron injection and dye regeneration. Interaction between HOMO and LUMO of pyran and squaraine dyes was investigated to understand the recombination process and charge-transfer process involving these dyes. Additionally, we performed natural bond orbital (NBO analysis to investigate the role of charge delocalization and hyperconjugative interactions in the stability of the molecule.

  19. Synthesis, spectral analysis and quantum chemical studies on molecular geometry of (2E,6E)-2,6-bis(2-chlorobenzylidene)cyclohexanone: Experimental and theoretical approaches

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    Verma, Anil Kumar; Bishnoi, Abha; Fatma, Shaheen

    2016-07-01

    (2E,6E)-2,6-bis(2-chlorobenzylidene) cyclohexanone was synthesized and characterized by proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, ultraviolet-visible, mass spectral analysis and X-ray crystallography techniques. Quantum Chemical calculations were done using Becke3-Lee-Yang-Parr with 6-31, 6-311, 6-311 + and 6-311++G (d, p) as basis sets and CAM-B3LYP with 6-31G(d,p) as the basis set. A good correlation between calculated and experimental spectroscopic data has been accomplished. Ultraviolet-Visible spectrum of the molecule was recorded in the region 200-500 nm and the electronic properties and composition were obtained using Time Dependent Density Functional Theory method. X-ray parameters (bonds, bond angles and torsion angles), Electric dipole moment, Mulliken atomic charges, polarizability and first static hyperpolarizability values have been calculated. Hyperconjugative interactions were studied with the help of natural bond orbital analysis. The thermodynamic properties of the compound were calculated at different temperatures.

  20. Assessment of Charge-Transfer Excitations in Organic Dyes obtained from TD-srDFT Based on Long-Range MP2 and MCSCF Wave Functions

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    Hedegård, Erik D; Knecht, Stefan; Fromager, Emmanuel; Jensen, Hans Jørgen Aa

    2013-01-01

    Charge transfer excitations can be described within TD-DFT, not only by means of long-range corrected exchange functionals but also with a combination of wave function theory and TD-DFT based on range separation. The latter approach enables a rigorous formulation of multi-determinantal TD-DFT schemes where excitation classes, which are absent in conventional TD-DFT spectra (like for example double excitations), can be addressed. This paper investigates the combination of both the long-range MCSCF and SOPPA ans\\"atze with a short-range DFT (srDFT) description. We find that the combinations of SOPPA or MCSCF with TD-DFT yield better results than could be expected from the pure wave function schemes. For the Time-Dependent MCSCF short-range DFT ansatz (TD-MC-srDFT) excitation energies calculated over a larger benchmark set of molecules with predominantly single reference character yield good agreement with their reference values, and are in general comparable to the long-range corrected functional CAM-B3LYP. The...

  1. Mocking the Weak Lensing universe: the LensTools python computing package

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    Petri, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    We present a newly developed software package which implements a wide range of routines frequently used in Weak Gravitational Lensing (WL). With the continuously increasing size of the WL scientific community we feel that easy to use Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for common calculations are a necessity to ensure efficiency and coordination across different working groups. Coupled with existing open source codes, such as CAMB and Gadget2, LensTools brings together a cosmic shear simulation pipeline which, complemented with a variety of WL feature measurement tools and parameter sampling routines, provides easy access to the numerics for theoretical studies of WL as well as for experiment forecasts. Being implemented in python, LensTools takes full advantage of a range of state--of--the art techniques developed by the large and growing open--source software community (scipy,pandas,astropy,scikit-learn,emcee). We made the LensTools code available on the Python Package Index and published its documentatio...

  2. Three routes for interventional chemotherapy in the treatment of NSCLC later lung cancer

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    Objective: To analyze the treating of 443 NSCLC cases in the middle and late stages. Three ways of drug administration had been reported as follows: intravenous drop (IVD) 301 cases, bronchial artery infusion (BAI) 64 cases, bronchial and pulmonary arteries for dual infusion (DAI) 78 cases. Methods: From 1980 on 97th Hospital of PLA had already treated 443 cases of NSCLE of advance lung cancer. Three ways of drug administration had been analyzed. Results: The recent effective rates attained as 53.0%, 73.4% and 98.7% with mean survival rates of 7.3, 10.8 and 12.4 months respectively for the 3 groups. Conclusion: The authors consider that the combination of MFP or EAP and CAMB is a better plan to treat NSCLC. The high concentration of chemical drugs directly act on the local tumor by applying BAI with high shrinking rate of tumor and increased resection rate. Because of double blood supply of lung by bronchial and pulmonary arteries, DAI will correct certain defects of BAI to increase therapeutic effect as well as reduce and avoid certain side effects of BAI

  3. Adsorption-induced changes of intramolecular optical transitions: PTCDA/NaCl and PTCDA/KCl.

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    Hochheim, Manuel; Bredow, Thomas

    2015-09-15

    Structural and optical properties of isolated perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride molecules adsorbed on (100) oriented NaCl and KCl surfaces were studied theoretically to analyze the recently observed red-shift of the optical excitation spectrum after adsorption (Müller et al., Phys. Rev. B, 2011, 83, 241203; Paulheim et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 4906). The ground-state structures were obtained by periodic dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT) calculations. For the excited-state calculations, nonperiodic time-dependent DFT methods were applied for a cluster model embedded in point charges. The range-separated hybrid functional CAM-B3LYP was used. Correlation-consistent basis sets were used and the calculated excitation energies were extrapolated to the complete basis set limit. The shift of the first optical excitation energy was analyzed in terms of electronic and geometric contributions. It was found that both the distortion of the molecule due to the interaction with the surface and the electrostatic potential of the surface play an important role. PMID:26152591

  4. Computing UV/vis spectra using a combined molecular dynamics and quantum chemistry approach: bis-triazin-pyridine (BTP) ligands studied in solution.

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    Höfener, Sebastian; Trumm, Michael; Koke, Carsten; Heuser, Johannes; Ekström, Ulf; Skerencak-Frech, Andrej; Schimmelpfennig, Bernd; Panak, Petra J

    2016-03-01

    We report a combined computational and experimental study to investigate the UV/vis spectra of 2,6-bis(5,6-dialkyl-1,2,4-triazin-3-yl)pyridine (BTP) ligands in solution. In order to study molecules in solution using theoretical methods, force-field parameters for the ligand-water interaction are adjusted to ab initio quantum chemical calculations. Based on these parameters, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are carried out from which snapshots are extracted as input to quantum chemical excitation-energy calculations to obtain UV/vis spectra of BTP ligands in solution using time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) employing the Tamm-Dancoff approximation (TDA). The range-separated CAM-B3LYP functional is used to avoid large errors for charge-transfer states occurring in the electronic spectra. In order to study environment effects with theoretical methods, the frozen-density embedding scheme is applied. This computational procedure allows to obtain electronic spectra calculated at the (range-separated) DFT level of theory in solution, revealing solvatochromic shifts upon solvation of up to about 0.6 eV. Comparison to experimental data shows a significantly improved agreement compared to vacuum calculations and enables the analysis of relevant excitations for the line shape in solution. PMID:26907588

  5. DEMNUni: ISW, Rees-Sciama, and weak-lensing in the presence of massive neutrinos

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    Carbone, Carmelita; Dolag, Klaus

    2016-01-01

    We present, for the first time in the literature, a full reconstruction of the total (linear and non-linear) ISW/Rees-Sciama effect in the presence of massive neutrinos, together with its cross-correlations with CMB-lensing and weak-lensing signals. The present analyses make use of all-sky maps extracted via ray-tracing across the gravitational potential distribution provided by the "Dark Energy and Massive Neutrino Universe" (DEMNUni) project, a set of large-volume, high-resolution cosmological N-body simulations, where neutrinos are treated as separate collisionless particles. We correctly recover, at $1-2\\%$ accuracy, the linear predictions from CAMB. Concerning the CMB-lensing and weak-lensing signals, we also recover, with similar accuracy, the signal predicted by Boltzmann codes, once non-linear neutrino corrections to Halofit are accounted for. Interestingly, in the ISW/Rees-Sciama signal, and its cross correlation with lensing, we find an excess of power with respect to the massless case, due to free ...

  6. Reliable modeling of the electronic spectra of realistic uranium complexes

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    Tecmer, Paweł; Govind, Niranjan; Kowalski, Karol; de Jong, Wibe A.; Visscher, Lucas

    2013-07-01

    We present an EOMCCSD (equation of motion coupled cluster with singles and doubles) study of excited states of the small [UO2]2+ and [UO2]+ model systems as well as the larger UVIO2(saldien) complex. In addition, the triples contribution within the EOMCCSDT and CR-EOMCCSD(T) (completely renormalized EOMCCSD with non-iterative triples) approaches for the [UO2]2+ and [UO2]+ systems as well as the active-space variant of the CR-EOMCCSD(T) method—CR-EOMCCSd(t)—for the UVIO2(saldien) molecule are investigated. The coupled cluster data were employed as benchmark to choose the "best" appropriate exchange-correlation functional for subsequent time-dependent density functional (TD-DFT) studies on the transition energies for closed-shell species. Furthermore, the influence of the saldien ligands on the electronic structure and excitation energies of the [UO2]+ molecule is discussed. The electronic excitations as well as their oscillator dipole strengths modeled with TD-DFT approach using the CAM-B3LYP exchange-correlation functional for the [UVO2(saldien)]- with explicit inclusion of two dimethyl sulfoxide molecules are in good agreement with the experimental data of Takao et al. [Inorg. Chem. 49, 2349 (2010), 10.1021/ic902225f].

  7. Testing General Relativity at Cosmological Scales using ISiTGR

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    Dossett, Jason; Moldenhauer, Jacob

    2011-01-01

    With the plethora of incoming and future cosmological data, the testing of general relativity at cosmological scales has become a possible and timely endeavor. It is not only motivated by the pressing question of cosmic acceleration but also by the proposals of some extensions to general relativity that would manifest themselves at large scales of distance. To test the consistency of current and future data with general relativity, we introduce the package: ISiTGR, Integrated Software in Testing General Relativity, an integrated set of modified modules for the publicly available packages CosmoMC and CAMB, including a modified version of the ISW-galaxy cross correlation module of Ho et al and a new weak lensing likelihood module for the refined HST-COSMOS weak gravitational lensing tomography data. We provide the equations for the parameterized modified growth equations and their evolution. We implement a functional form approach, a binning approach, as well as a new hybrid approach to evolve the modified grav...

  8. Simulated evolution of fluorophores for light emitting diodes

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    Organic light emitting diodes based on fluorophores with a propensity for thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) are able to circumvent limitations imposed on device efficiency by spin statistics. Molecules with a propensity for TADF necessarily have two properties: a small gap between the lowest lying singlet and triplet excited states and a large transition dipole moment for fluorescence. In this work, we demonstrate the use of a genetic algorithm to search a region of chemical space for molecules with these properties. This algorithm is based on a flexible and intuitive representation of the molecule as a tree data structure, in which the nodes correspond to molecular fragments. Our implementation takes advantage of hybrid parallel graphics processing unit accelerated computer clusters to allow efficient sampling while retaining a reasonably accurate description of the electronic structure (in this case, CAM-B3LYP/6-31G∗∗). In total, we have identified 3792 promising candidate fluorophores from a chemical space containing 1.26 × 106 molecules. This required performing electronic structure calculations on only 7518 molecules, a small fraction of the full space. Several novel classes of molecules which show promise as fluorophores are presented

  9. Photoactivity of Molecule-TiO2 Clusters with Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory.

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    Luppi, E; Urdaneta, I; Calatayud, M

    2016-07-14

    The interaction of molecules with titanium oxide substrates may lead to substantial modifications of their optical properties, in particular a red shift of the absorption spectrum compared to that of bare titania. In the present paper we discuss the role of the interface between two molecules, catechol and dopamine, with gas-phase (TiO2)N clusters (N = 2, 4, 6). We studied, for the interface, the bidentate modes (the molecule bonded to two Ti sites via its two oxygen sites), which was the most energetically favorable, followed by the chelated modes (the molecule bonded to one Ti site via its two oxygen sites), and the monodentate mode (the molecule bonded to one Ti site via one oxygen site). The absorption spectra were calculated with time-dependent functional-theory with CAM-B3LYP for the description of charge-transfer excitations. We observe a red shift of the molecule/cluster systems with respect to the molecules and clusters alone. Moreover, the chelated mode was found to present bands at lower energies than the other modes, making it the most interesting mode to tune the absorption edge of these systems. PMID:27082739

  10. Vibrational, NMR and UV-Visible spectroscopic investigation, VCD and NLO studies on Benzophenone thiosemicarbazone using computational calculations

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    Moorthy, N.; Jobe Prabakar, P. C.; Ramalingam, S.; Periandy, S.; Parasuraman, K.

    2016-04-01

    In order to explore the unbelievable NLO property of prepared Benzophenone thiosemicarbazone (BPTSC), the experimental and theoretical investigation has been made. The theoretical calculations were made using RHF and CAM-B3LYP methods at 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. The title compound contains Cdbnd S ligand which helps to improve the second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency. The molecule has been examined in terms of the vibrational, electronic and optical properties. The entire molecular behavior was studied by their fundamental IR and Raman wavenumbers and was compared with the theoretical aspect. The molecular chirality has been studied by performing vibrational circular dichroism (circularly polarized infrared radiation). The Mulliken charge levels of the compound ensure the perturbation of atomic charges according to the ligand. The molecular interaction of frontier orbitals emphasizes the modification of chemical properties of the compound through the reaction path. The enormous amount of NLO activity was induced by the Benzophenone in thiosemicarbazone. The Gibbs free energy was evaluated at different temperature and from which the enhancement of chemical stability was stressed. The VCD spectrum was simulated and the optical dichroism of the compound has been analyzed.

  11. Molecular anions of polydeprotonated naphthalenes: An investigation on the metastability and deprotonation energies using nuclear-charge stabilization method

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    Sangwan, Poonam; Vikas, E-mail: qlabspu@pu.ac.in, E-mail: qlabspu@yahoo.com [Quantum Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry and Centre of Advanced Studies in Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigrah 160014 (India)

    2016-01-28

    The dianions and trianions of doubly- and triply-deprotonated naphthalenes are investigated using density functional theory (DFT) computations employing hybrid, long-range, and dispersion corrected exchange-correlation functionals. The investigated polyanionic species are found to be metastable with negative electron affinity and are further treated using a nuclear-charge stabilization method. The tunneling lifetimes of these anionic species were estimated to be a few femtoseconds. Notably, the deprotonated energies (DPEs) of naphthalene leading to the formation of triply deprotonated trianions are observed to be affected by the metastability of the dianions and trianions. For the deprotonation of doubly deprotonated dianions, the DPE calculated using the improved methodology based on the stabilization method is found to be nearly 100 kcal/mol more than that computed using the conventional procedure. Though the various DFT approximations employed are in a good agreement for predicting the lifetimes of the metastable species but in the prediction of electron-affinities and deprotonation energies, the dispersion-corrected DFT-D3 significantly disagrees with the long-range corrected DFT methods employing cam-B3LYP and ωB97XD exchange-correlation functionals.

  12. Benchmarking DFT and semi-empirical methods for a reliable and cost-efficient computational screening of benzofulvene derivatives as donor materials for small-molecule organic solar cells

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    A systematic computational investigation on the optical properties of a group of novel benzofulvene derivatives (Martinelli 2014 Org. Lett. 16 3424–7), proposed as possible donor materials in small molecule organic photovoltaic (smOPV) devices, is presented. A benchmark evaluation against experimental results on the accuracy of different exchange and correlation functionals and semi-empirical methods in predicting both reliable ground state equilibrium geometries and electronic absorption spectra is carried out. The benchmark of the geometry optimization level indicated that the best agreement with x-ray data is achieved by using the B3LYP functional. Concerning the optical gap prediction, we found that, among the employed functionals, MPW1K provides the most accurate excitation energies over the entire set of benzofulvenes. Similarly reliable results were also obtained for range-separated hybrid functionals (CAM-B3LYP and wB97XD) and for global hybrid methods incorporating a large amount of non-local exchange (M06-2X and M06-HF). Density functional theory (DFT) hybrids with a moderate (about 20–30%) extent of Hartree–Fock exchange (HFexc) (PBE0, B3LYP and M06) were also found to deliver HOMO–LUMO energy gaps which compare well with the experimental absorption maxima, thus representing a valuable alternative for a prompt and predictive estimation of the optical gap. The possibility of using completely semi-empirical approaches (AM1/ZINDO) is also discussed. (paper)

  13. Modeling the Galaxy-Halo Connection: An open-source approach with Halotools

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    Hearin, Andrew

    2016-03-01

    Although the modern form of galaxy-halo modeling has been in place for over ten years, there exists no common code base for carrying out large-scale structure calculations. Considering, for example, the advances in CMB science made possible by Boltzmann-solvers such as CMBFast, CAMB and CLASS, there are clear precedents for how theorists working in a well-defined subfield can mutually benefit from such a code base. Motivated by these and other examples, I present Halotools: an open-source, object-oriented python package for building and testing models of the galaxy-halo connection. Halotools is community-driven, and already includes contributions from over a dozen scientists spread across numerous universities. Designed with high-speed performance in mind, the package generates mock observations of synthetic galaxy populations with sufficient speed to conduct expansive MCMC likelihood analyses over a diverse and highly customizable set of models. The package includes an automated test suite and extensive web-hosted documentation and tutorials (halotools.readthedocs.org). I conclude the talk by describing how Halotools can be used to analyze existing datasets to obtain robust and novel constraints on galaxy evolution models, and by outlining the Halotools program to prepare the field of cosmology for the arrival of Stage IV dark energy experiments.

  14. Bond overlap population analysis on through-space electron transfer in [3n]cyclophanes (n = 2 – 5)

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    Through-space electron transfer between the benzene rings of [3n]cyclophanes, n = 2 – 5, was investigated using density functional theory calculations, CAM-B3LYP/6-311++G**. An external point charge, q, was placed on the axis perpendicular to a benzene ring of the cyclophane molecule. The dependence of the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO)–lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) gap and bond overlap population (BOP) of cyclophanes on the values of q and n are discussed. The HOMO–LUMO gap generally decreases as q decreases and n increases. It is found from the BOP analysis that electron transfer occurs mainly through LUMO + 2 for n = 2, LUMO for n = 3 and n = 4, and LUMO + 4 for n = 5. The result that the values of the BOP for n = 2 and 5 increase as q decreases means that the through-space electron transfer is enhanced by the negative charge on the neighboring molecule in the solid. - Highlights: • Bond overlap population (BOP) analysis for electron transfer in [3n]cyclophanes. • Specification of the first excited states and orbital component of cyclophanes. • Change of BOP and electron path by external point charge and methylene bridge

  15. Molecular anions of polydeprotonated naphthalenes: An investigation on the metastability and deprotonation energies using nuclear-charge stabilization method

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    The dianions and trianions of doubly- and triply-deprotonated naphthalenes are investigated using density functional theory (DFT) computations employing hybrid, long-range, and dispersion corrected exchange-correlation functionals. The investigated polyanionic species are found to be metastable with negative electron affinity and are further treated using a nuclear-charge stabilization method. The tunneling lifetimes of these anionic species were estimated to be a few femtoseconds. Notably, the deprotonated energies (DPEs) of naphthalene leading to the formation of triply deprotonated trianions are observed to be affected by the metastability of the dianions and trianions. For the deprotonation of doubly deprotonated dianions, the DPE calculated using the improved methodology based on the stabilization method is found to be nearly 100 kcal/mol more than that computed using the conventional procedure. Though the various DFT approximations employed are in a good agreement for predicting the lifetimes of the metastable species but in the prediction of electron-affinities and deprotonation energies, the dispersion-corrected DFT-D3 significantly disagrees with the long-range corrected DFT methods employing cam-B3LYP and ωB97XD exchange-correlation functionals

  16. Quantitative Trait Loci for Yield and Yield-Related Traits in Spring Barley Populations Derived from Crosses between European and Syrian Cultivars.

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    Mikołajczak, Krzysztof; Ogrodowicz, Piotr; Gudyś, Kornelia; Krystkowiak, Karolina; Sawikowska, Aneta; Frohmberg, Wojciech; Górny, Andrzej; Kędziora, Andrzej; Jankowiak, Janusz; Józefczyk, Damian; Karg, Grzegorz; Andrusiak, Joanna; Krajewski, Paweł; Szarejko, Iwona; Surma, Maria; Adamski, Tadeusz; Guzy-Wróbelska, Justyna; Kuczyńska, Anetta

    2016-01-01

    In response to climatic changes, breeding programmes should be aimed at creating new cultivars with improved resistance to water scarcity. The objective of this study was to examine the yield potential of barley recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from three cross-combinations of European and Syrian spring cultivars, and to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for yield-related traits in these populations. RILs were evaluated in field experiments over a period of three years (2011 to 2013) and genotyped with simple sequence repeat (SSR) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers; a genetic map for each population was constructed and then one consensus map was developed. Biological interpretation of identified QTLs was achieved by reference to Ensembl Plants barley gene space. Twelve regions in the genomes of studied RILs were distinguished after QTL analysis. Most of the QTLs were identified on the 2H chromosome, which was the hotspot region in all three populations. Syrian parental cultivars contributed alleles decreasing traits' values at majority of QTLs for grain weight, grain number, spike length and time to heading, and numerous alleles increasing stem length. The phenomic and molecular approaches distinguished the lines with an acceptable grain yield potential combining desirable features or alleles from their parents, that is, early heading from the Syrian breeding line (Cam/B1/CI08887//CI05761) and short plant stature from the European semidwarf cultivar (Maresi). PMID:27227880

  17. Extending the Coyote emulator to dark energy models with standard $w_0$-$w_a$ parametrization of the equation of state

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    Casarini, L; Tessarotto, E; Corasaniti, P -S

    2016-01-01

    We discuss an extension of the Coyote emulator to predict non-linear matter power spectra of dark energy (DE) models with a scale factor dependent equation of state of the form w = w_0 + ( 1 - a )w_a . The extension is based on the mapping rule between non-linear spectra of DE models with constant equation of state and those with time varying one originally introduced in ref. [25]. Using a series of N-body simulations we show that the spectral equivalence is accurate to sub-percent level across the same range of modes and redshift covered by the Coyote suite. Thus, the extended emulator provides a very efficient and accurate tool to predict non-linear power spectra for DE models with w_0 - w_a parametrization. According to the same criteria we have developed a numerical code that we have implemented in a dedicated module for the CAMB code, that can be used in combination with the Coyote Emulator in likelihood analyses of non-linear matter power spectrum measurements. All codes can be found at https://github.c...

  18. Effective Field Theory of Cosmic Acceleration: constraining dark energy with CMB data

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    Raveri, Marco; Frusciante, Noemi; Silvestri, Alessandra

    2014-01-01

    We introduce EFTCAMB/EFTCosmoMC as publicly available patches to the commonly used CAMB/CosmoMC codes. We briefly describe the structure of the codes, their applicability and main features. To illustrate the use of these patches, we obtain constraints on parametrized pure EFT and designer $f(R)$ models, both on $\\Lambda$CDM and $w$CDM background expansion histories, using data from Planck temperature and lensing potential spectra, WMAP low-$\\ell$ polarization spectra (WP), and baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO). Upon inspecting theoretical stability of the models on the given background, we find non-trivial parameter spaces that we translate into viability priors. We use different combinations of data sets to show their individual effects on cosmological and model parameters. Our data analysis results show that, depending on the adopted data sets, in the $w$CDM background case this viability priors could dominate the marginalized posterior distributions. Interestingly, with Planck+WP+BAO+lensing data, in $f(R)...

  19. Total phenolics and antioxidant activity of five medicinal plant; Fenois totais e atividade antioxidante de cinco plantas medicinais

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    Sousa, Cleyton Marcos de M.; Silva, Hilris Rocha e; Vieira-Junior, Gerardo Magela; Ayres, Mariane Cruz C.; Costa, Charllyton Luis S. da; Araajo, Delton Servulo; Cavalcante, Luis Carlos D.; Barros, Elcio Daniel S.; Araujo, Paulo Breitner de M.; Brandao, Marcela S.; Chaves, Mariana H. [Universidade Federal do Piaui, Teresina, PI (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica]. E-mail: mariana@ufpi.br

    2007-03-15

    This paper describes total phenolics content and antioxidant activity in the ethanolic extract of leaves, bark and roots of five medicinal plants: Terminalia brasiliensis Camb., Terminalia fagifolia Mart. and Zucc., Copernicia cerifera (Miller) H.E. Moore, Cenostigma macrophyllum Tul. var. acuminata Teles Freire and Qualea grandiflora Mart. The total phenolics content of the plant extracts, determined by the Folin-Ciocalteu method, varied from 250.0 {+-}8,2 to 763,63 {+-}13.03 mg of gallic acid equivalent/g dry EtOH extract. The antioxidant activity of extracts was evaluated using the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay system. Extract of bark from T. brasiliensis, the most active, with an EC{sub 50} value of 27.59 {+-} 0.82 {mu}g/mL, was comparable to rutin (EC{sub 50} = 27.80 {+-} 1.38) and gallic acid (EC{sub 50} = 24.27 {+-} 0.31), used as positive controls. The relationship between total phenolic content and antioxidant activity was positive and significant for T. brasiliensis, C. macrophyllum and C. cerifera. (author)

  20. Total phenolics and antioxidant activity of five medicinal plant

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    This paper describes total phenolics content and antioxidant activity in the ethanolic extract of leaves, bark and roots of five medicinal plants: Terminalia brasiliensis Camb., Terminalia fagifolia Mart. and Zucc., Copernicia cerifera (Miller) H.E. Moore, Cenostigma macrophyllum Tul. var. acuminata Teles Freire and Qualea grandiflora Mart. The total phenolics content of the plant extracts, determined by the Folin-Ciocalteu method, varied from 250.0 ±8,2 to 763,63 ±13.03 mg of gallic acid equivalent/g dry EtOH extract. The antioxidant activity of extracts was evaluated using the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay system. Extract of bark from T. brasiliensis, the most active, with an EC50 value of 27.59 ± 0.82 μg/mL, was comparable to rutin (EC50 = 27.80 ± 1.38) and gallic acid (EC50 = 24.27 ± 0.31), used as positive controls. The relationship between total phenolic content and antioxidant activity was positive and significant for T. brasiliensis, C. macrophyllum and C. cerifera. (author)

  1. Origin-independent two-photon circular dichroism calculations in coupled cluster theory.

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    Friese, Daniel H; Hättig, Christof; Rizzo, Antonio

    2016-05-21

    We present the first origin-independent approach for the treatment of two-photon circular dichroism (TPCD) using coupled cluster methods. The approach is assessed concerning its behavior on the choice of the basis set and different coupled cluster methods. We also provide a comparison of results from CC2 with those from density functional theory using the CAM-B3LYP functional. Concerning the basis set we note that in most cases an augmented triple zeta basis or a doubly augmented double zeta basis is needed for reasonably converged results. In the comparison of different coupled cluster methods results from CCSD, CC3 and CC2 have been found to be quite similar in most cases, while CCS results differ remarkably from the results at the higher levels. However, this proof-of-principle study also shows that further benchmarking of DFT and CC2 against accurate coupled cluster reference values (e.g. CCSD or CC3) is needed. PMID:27140590

  2. Benchmarking DFT and semi-empirical methods for a reliable and cost-efficient computational screening of benzofulvene derivatives as donor materials for small-molecule organic solar cells

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    Tortorella, Sara; Mastropasqua Talamo, Maurizio; Cardone, Antonio; Pastore, Mariachiara; De Angelis, Filippo

    2016-02-01

    A systematic computational investigation on the optical properties of a group of novel benzofulvene derivatives (Martinelli 2014 Org. Lett. 16 3424-7), proposed as possible donor materials in small molecule organic photovoltaic (smOPV) devices, is presented. A benchmark evaluation against experimental results on the accuracy of different exchange and correlation functionals and semi-empirical methods in predicting both reliable ground state equilibrium geometries and electronic absorption spectra is carried out. The benchmark of the geometry optimization level indicated that the best agreement with x-ray data is achieved by using the B3LYP functional. Concerning the optical gap prediction, we found that, among the employed functionals, MPW1K provides the most accurate excitation energies over the entire set of benzofulvenes. Similarly reliable results were also obtained for range-separated hybrid functionals (CAM-B3LYP and wB97XD) and for global hybrid methods incorporating a large amount of non-local exchange (M06-2X and M06-HF). Density functional theory (DFT) hybrids with a moderate (about 20-30%) extent of Hartree-Fock exchange (HFexc) (PBE0, B3LYP and M06) were also found to deliver HOMO-LUMO energy gaps which compare well with the experimental absorption maxima, thus representing a valuable alternative for a prompt and predictive estimation of the optical gap. The possibility of using completely semi-empirical approaches (AM1/ZINDO) is also discussed.

  3. DFT investigation of endohedral boron oxide nanocapsules: Encapsulation of He, Ne, Ar, H, N, and Cl atoms

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    Graphical abstract: Electronic structure and stabilization energy of fullerene shape boron oxide nanocapsules (X-B20O30, X = He, Ne, Ar, H, N, Cl) were calculated at B3LYP/6-31G∗∗ level of theory. Encapsulation of B20O30 by dopant atoms does not change the energy and degeneracy of HOMO with the exception of Cl-B20O30. Highlights: ► Electronic structure and stabilization energy of fullerene shape boron oxide nanocapsules (X-B20O30). ► Encapsulation of He, Ne, Ar, H, N, and Cl atoms. ► Boron oxide buckyball are potential candidate for gas storage. - Abstract: The electronic structure and stabilization energy of spherical and pyramidal shapes of boron oxide nanocapsules (X-B20O30, X = He, Ne, Ar, H, N, Cl) were investigated by long-range and dispersion corrected density functional theory (DFT + Disp) including CAM-B3LYP, B3LYP-D3, ωB97X-D and B2PLYP-D methods. Based on these calculations, the formation of nanocapsules is an exothermic process (except for Cl-B20O30). The spherical boron oxide nanocapsules are mainly stabilized by dispersion, while the stability of pyramidal complexes is mainly due to monomer relaxation energy. The theoretical results obtained in this work show that the boron oxide capsule is a good potential candidate for gas storage.

  4. Theoretical assessment of the electro-optical features of the group III nitrides (B12N12, Al12N12 and Ga12N12) and group IV carbides (C24, Si12C12 and Ge12C12) nanoclusters encapsulated with alkali metals (Li, Na and K)

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    Tahmasebi, Elham; Shakerzadeh, Ehsan; Biglari, Zeinab

    2016-02-01

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been carried out to study the influence of alkali metals (Li, Na and K) encapsulation within the group III nitrides (B12N12, Al12N12 and Ga12N12) and the group IV carbides (C24, Si12C12and Ge12C12) nanoclusters. The encapsulation of Li, Na and K atoms is found to narrow the HOMO-LUMO gaps of the considered clusters. The electronic properties of these clusters, especially the group III nitrides nanoclusters, are strongly sensitive to interaction with the alkali metals. Moreover it is observed that the encapsulation of alkali metals enhances the first hyperpolarizabilities of B12N12 nanocluster. Surprisingly, due to the alkali metals encapsulation within B12N12 nanocluster, the first hyperpolarizability values are remarkably increased to 8505.49 and 122,503.76 a.u. for Na@B12N12 and K@B12N12, respectively. Also the TD-DFT calculations at both CAM-B3LYP/6-311+G(d) and PBE0/6-311+G(d) levels of theory are also performed to investigate the origin of first hyperpolarizabilities.

  5. Surface study and sensing activity of nanotubular indium trioxide to NH3, H2S, NO2 and CO environmental pollutants

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    Zamani, Mehdi

    2016-02-01

    Molecular and electronic structures of nanotubular indium trioxide were studied using B3LYP and CAM-B3LYP density functional methods. Three nanotube models including nanotubes with closed ends (CENT), one opened end (OOENT) and two opened ends (TOENT) were considered. The highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) of CENT is distributed over the entire nanotube; while it is distributed on the end cap of OOENT. In both CENT and OOENT, the distribution of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) is on the end caps. HOMO and LUMO of TOENT are distributed on the center of nanotube. The sensing activity of OOENT to environmental pollutants was evaluated regarding the interaction of nanotube with NH3, H2S, NO2 and CO molecules. Adsorptions over different positions of OOENT are exothermic and the NH3 adsorption is thermodynamically more favorable. The selectivity of OOENT toward gaseous pollutants is investigated as NH3 > H2S > CO > NO2. Interaction of NO2 and CO over the closed end (end cap) of nanotube is preferred; while adsorption of NH3 and H2S on the opened end is more favorable.

  6. Benchmarking DFT and semi-empirical methods for a reliable and cost-efficient computational screening of benzofulvene derivatives as donor materials for small-molecule organic solar cells.

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    Tortorella, Sara; Talamo, Maurizio Mastropasqua; Cardone, Antonio; Pastore, Mariachiara; De Angelis, Filippo

    2016-02-24

    A systematic computational investigation on the optical properties of a group of novel benzofulvene derivatives (Martinelli 2014 Org. Lett. 16 3424-7), proposed as possible donor materials in small molecule organic photovoltaic (smOPV) devices, is presented. A benchmark evaluation against experimental results on the accuracy of different exchange and correlation functionals and semi-empirical methods in predicting both reliable ground state equilibrium geometries and electronic absorption spectra is carried out. The benchmark of the geometry optimization level indicated that the best agreement with x-ray data is achieved by using the B3LYP functional. Concerning the optical gap prediction, we found that, among the employed functionals, MPW1K provides the most accurate excitation energies over the entire set of benzofulvenes. Similarly reliable results were also obtained for range-separated hybrid functionals (CAM-B3LYP and wB97XD) and for global hybrid methods incorporating a large amount of non-local exchange (M06-2X and M06-HF). Density functional theory (DFT) hybrids with a moderate (about 20-30%) extent of Hartree-Fock exchange (HFexc) (PBE0, B3LYP and M06) were also found to deliver HOMO-LUMO energy gaps which compare well with the experimental absorption maxima, thus representing a valuable alternative for a prompt and predictive estimation of the optical gap. The possibility of using completely semi-empirical approaches (AM1/ZINDO) is also discussed. PMID:26808717

  7. The DFT investigations of the electron injection in hydrazone-based sensitizers

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    Al-Sehemi, Abdullah G.

    2012-03-01

    Quantum chemical calculations were carried out by using density functional theory and time-dependant density functional theory at B3LYP/6-31G(d) and TD-B3LYP/6-31G(d) level of theories. The absorption spectra have been computed with and without solvent. The calculated absorption spectra in ethanol, acetonitrile, and methanol are in good agreement with experimental evidences. The absorption spectra are red shifted compared to System1. On the basis of electron injection and electronic coupling constant, we have shed light on the nature of different sensitizers. The coplanarity between the benzene near anchoring group having LUMO and the bridge (N-N) is broken in System6 and System7 that would hamper the recombination process. The electron injection of System2-System10 is superior to System1. The highest electronic coupling constant has been observed for System6 that followed the System7 and System8. The light-harvesting efficiency of all the sensitizers enlarged in acetonitrile and ethanol. The long-range-corrected functional (LC-BLYP), Coulomb-attenuating method (CAM-B3LYP), and BH and HLYP functional underestimate the excitation energies while B3LYP is good to reproduce the experimental data. Moreover, we have investigated the effect of cyanoacetic acid as anchoring group on the electron injection. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

  8. Molecular hyperpolarizabilities of push–pull chromophores: A comparison between theoretical and experimental results

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    Capobianco, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica E.R. Caianiello, Università di Salerno, via ponte don Melillo, I-84084 Fisciano (Italy); Centore, R. [Dipartimento di Chimica P. Corradini, Università di Napoli, via Cintia, I-80126 Napoli (Italy); Noce, C. [Dipartimento di Fisica E.R. Caianiello, Università di Salerno, via ponte don Melillo, I-84084 Fisciano (Italy); Peluso, A., E-mail: apeluso@unisa.it [Dipartimento di Chimica e Biologia, Università di Salerno, via ponte don Melillo, I-84084 Fisciano (Italy)

    2013-01-16

    Highlights: ► Electro-optical determined and MP2/DFT computed NLO properties have been compared. ► Significant dependence of dipole moments of elongated NLO chromophores on conformations has been found. ► A thorough comparison between MP2 and DFT/TD-DFT computational approaches has been carried out. ► The two-state model overestimates hyperpolarizability. - Abstract: Electric dipole moments and static first order hyperpolarizabilities of two push–pull molecules with an extended π electron systems have been evaluated at different computational levels and compared with the results of electro-optical absorption measurements, based on the two state model. Calculations show that: (i) the dipole moments of such elongated systems depend significantly on conformation, a thorough conformational search is necessary for a meaningful comparison between theoretical and experimental results; (ii) DFT methods, in particular CAM-B3LYP and M05-2X, yield dipole moments which compare well with those obtained by post Hartree–Fock methods (MP2) and by EOA measurements; (iii) theoretical first order hyperpolarizabilities are largely underestimated, both by MP2 and DFT methods, possibly because of the failure of two state model used in electro-optical measurements.

  9. Molecular anions of polydeprotonated naphthalenes: An investigation on the metastability and deprotonation energies using nuclear-charge stabilization method

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    Sangwan, Poonam; Vikas

    2016-01-01

    The dianions and trianions of doubly- and triply-deprotonated naphthalenes are investigated using density functional theory (DFT) computations employing hybrid, long-range, and dispersion corrected exchange-correlation functionals. The investigated polyanionic species are found to be metastable with negative electron affinity and are further treated using a nuclear-charge stabilization method. The tunneling lifetimes of these anionic species were estimated to be a few femtoseconds. Notably, the deprotonated energies (DPEs) of naphthalene leading to the formation of triply deprotonated trianions are observed to be affected by the metastability of the dianions and trianions. For the deprotonation of doubly deprotonated dianions, the DPE calculated using the improved methodology based on the stabilization method is found to be nearly 100 kcal/mol more than that computed using the conventional procedure. Though the various DFT approximations employed are in a good agreement for predicting the lifetimes of the metastable species but in the prediction of electron-affinities and deprotonation energies, the dispersion-corrected DFT-D3 significantly disagrees with the long-range corrected DFT methods employing cam-B3LYP and ωB97XD exchange-correlation functionals.

  10. Ab initio geometry and bright excitation of carotenoids: Quantum Monte Carlo and Many Body Green's Function Theory calculations on peridinin

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    Coccia, Emanuele; Guidoni, Leonardo

    2014-01-01

    In this letter we report the singlet ground state structure of the full carotenoid peridinin by means of variational Monte Carlo (VMC) calculations. The VMC relaxed geometry has an average bond length alternation of 0.1165(10) {\\AA}, larger than the values obtained by DFT (PBE, B3LYP and CAM-B3LYP) and shorter than that calculated at the Hartree-Fock (HF) level. TDDFT and EOM-CCSD calculations on a reduced peridinin model confirm the HOMO-LUMO major contribution of the Bu+-like (S2) bright excited state. Many Body Green's Function Theory (MBGFT) calculations of the vertical excitation energy of the Bu+-like state for the VMC structure (VMC/MBGFT) provide excitation energy of 2.62 eV, in agreement with experimental results in n-hexane (2.72 eV). The dependence of the excitation energy on the bond length alternation in the MBGFT and TDDFT calculations with different functionals is discussed.

  11. Simulated evolution of fluorophores for light emitting diodes

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    Shu, Yinan; Levine, Benjamin G., E-mail: levine@chemistry.msu.edu [Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

    2015-03-14

    Organic light emitting diodes based on fluorophores with a propensity for thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) are able to circumvent limitations imposed on device efficiency by spin statistics. Molecules with a propensity for TADF necessarily have two properties: a small gap between the lowest lying singlet and triplet excited states and a large transition dipole moment for fluorescence. In this work, we demonstrate the use of a genetic algorithm to search a region of chemical space for molecules with these properties. This algorithm is based on a flexible and intuitive representation of the molecule as a tree data structure, in which the nodes correspond to molecular fragments. Our implementation takes advantage of hybrid parallel graphics processing unit accelerated computer clusters to allow efficient sampling while retaining a reasonably accurate description of the electronic structure (in this case, CAM-B3LYP/6-31G{sup ∗∗}). In total, we have identified 3792 promising candidate fluorophores from a chemical space containing 1.26 × 10{sup 6} molecules. This required performing electronic structure calculations on only 7518 molecules, a small fraction of the full space. Several novel classes of molecules which show promise as fluorophores are presented.

  12. Investigation of intermolecular interactions between single walled nanotubes and conjugated oligomers using the dispersion-corrected DFT methods

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    Lagowski, Jolanta B.; Aljohani, Suad; Khan, M. Zahidul H.; Zhao, Yuming

    The area of carbon nanotubes (CNT)-polymer composites has been progressing rapidly in recent years. Pure CNT and CNT-polymer composites have many useful (industry related) properties: ranging from electronic electrical conductivity to superior strength. However the full potential of using CNTs as reinforcements (in say a polymer matrix) has been severely limited because of complications associated with the dispersion of CNTs. CNTs tend to entangle with each other forming materials that have properties that fall short of the expectations. The goal of this work is to identify the type of conjugated oligomers that are best suited for the dispersion of single walled CNT (SWCNT). For this purpose, various methods of dispersion corrected density functional theory (DFT-D/B97D, /WB97XD, /CAM-B3LYP) have been used to investigate the interaction between the SWCNT and the organic conjugated oligomers with different end groups (aldehyde (ALD) and dithiafulvenyl (DTF)). We investigate the effect of intermolecular interactions on the structure, polarity and energetics of the oligomers and SWCNT combinations. The comparison of results obtained using different DFT approximations is made. Our results show that DFT-endcapped oligomer interact more strongly with CNT than ALD-endcapped oligomer. The financial support from NSERC, SACBC and Memorial University and the computational resources from Compute Canada were received.

  13. Extending the Coyote emulator to dark energy models with standard w0-wa parametrization of the equation of state

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    Casarini, L.; Bonometto, S. A.; Tessarotto, E.; Corasaniti, P.-S.

    2016-08-01

    We discuss an extension of the Coyote emulator to predict non-linear matter power spectra of dark energy (DE) models with a scale factor dependent equation of state of the form w = w0+(1‑a)wa. The extension is based on the mapping rule between non-linear spectra of DE models with constant equation of state and those with time varying one originally introduced in ref. [40]. Using a series of N-body simulations we show that the spectral equivalence is accurate to sub-percent level across the same range of modes and redshift covered by the Coyote suite. Thus, the extended emulator provides a very efficient and accurate tool to predict non-linear power spectra for DE models with w0-wa parametrization. According to the same criteria we have developed a numerical code that we have implemented in a dedicated module for the CAMB code, that can be used in combination with the Coyote Emulator in likelihood analyses of non-linear matter power spectrum measurements. All codes can be found at https://github.com/luciano-casarini/pkequal.

  14. Quantitative Trait Loci for Yield and Yield-Related Traits in Spring Barley Populations Derived from Crosses between European and Syrian Cultivars.

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    Krzysztof Mikołajczak

    Full Text Available In response to climatic changes, breeding programmes should be aimed at creating new cultivars with improved resistance to water scarcity. The objective of this study was to examine the yield potential of barley recombinant inbred lines (RILs derived from three cross-combinations of European and Syrian spring cultivars, and to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs for yield-related traits in these populations. RILs were evaluated in field experiments over a period of three years (2011 to 2013 and genotyped with simple sequence repeat (SSR and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP markers; a genetic map for each population was constructed and then one consensus map was developed. Biological interpretation of identified QTLs was achieved by reference to Ensembl Plants barley gene space. Twelve regions in the genomes of studied RILs were distinguished after QTL analysis. Most of the QTLs were identified on the 2H chromosome, which was the hotspot region in all three populations. Syrian parental cultivars contributed alleles decreasing traits' values at majority of QTLs for grain weight, grain number, spike length and time to heading, and numerous alleles increasing stem length. The phenomic and molecular approaches distinguished the lines with an acceptable grain yield potential combining desirable features or alleles from their parents, that is, early heading from the Syrian breeding line (Cam/B1/CI08887//CI05761 and short plant stature from the European semidwarf cultivar (Maresi.

  15. Theoretical study on molecular packing and electronic structure of bi-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives

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    Wang, Haitao

    2014-01-01

    The molecular aggregation structure of 5,5′-bis(naphthalen-2-yl)-2,2′-bi(1,3,4-oxadiazole) (BOXD-NP) was studied by computing the intermolecular interaction potential energy surface (PES) at density functional theory level based on a dimer model. All B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP and M062x functionals can yield a reliable isolated molecular geometry. The conformation of BOXD-NP obtained with all methods is perfectly planar, indicating good conjugation ability between oxadiazole and naphthalene rings. The vibrational frequencies of BOXD-NP were also calculated using the B3LYP/6-311+G∗∗ method, which showed great consistency with the experimental observations and makes the assignments of the IR spectra more solid. It was revealed that the lowest excited state of BOXD-NP should be assigned as a highly allowed π-π∗ state by TD-DFT calculation. Considering the non-covalent interactions in molecular aggregates, the M062x functional was applied in the construction of the PES. Besides the packing structure found in the crystals, PES also predicted several stable structures, indicating that PES has great ability in guiding molecular self-assembly. Symmetry Adapted Perturbation Theory (SAPT) analysis on these energy-minimum molecular stacking structures revealed that London dispersion forces are the strongest attractive component in the binding. This journal is

  16. Algorithms for singularities and real structures of weak Del Pezzo surfaces

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    Lubbes, Niels

    2014-08-01

    In this paper, we consider the classification of singularities [P. Du Val, On isolated singularities of surfaces which do not affect the conditions of adjunction. I, II, III, Proc. Camb. Philos. Soc. 30 (1934) 453-491] and real structures [C. T. C. Wall, Real forms of smooth del Pezzo surfaces, J. Reine Angew. Math. 1987(375/376) (1987) 47-66, ISSN 0075-4102] of weak Del Pezzo surfaces from an algorithmic point of view. It is well-known that the singularities of weak Del Pezzo surfaces correspond to root subsystems. We present an algorithm which computes the classification of these root subsystems. We represent equivalence classes of root subsystems by unique labels. These labels allow us to construct examples of weak Del Pezzo surfaces with the corresponding singularity configuration. Equivalence classes of real structures of weak Del Pezzo surfaces are also represented by root subsystems. We present an algorithm which computes the classification of real structures. This leads to an alternative proof of the known classification for Del Pezzo surfaces and extends this classification to singular weak Del Pezzo surfaces. As an application we classify families of real conics on cyclides. © World Scientific Publishing Company.

  17. Vibronic bandshape of the absorption spectra of dibenzoylmethanatoboron difluoride derivatives: analysis based on ab initio calculations.

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    Rukin, Pavel S; Freidzon, Alexandra Ya; Scherbinin, Andrei V; Sazhnikov, Vyacheslav A; Bagaturyants, Alexander A; Alfimov, Michael V

    2015-07-14

    The nature of absorption bandshapes of dibenzoylmethanatoboron difluoride (DBMBF2) dye substituted in ortho-, meta-, and para-positions of the phenyl ring is investigated using DFT and TDDFT with the range-separated hybrid CAM-B3LYP functional and the 6-311G(d,p) basis set. The solvent effects are taken into account within the polarized continuum model. The vibronic bandshape is simulated using a time-dependent linear coupling model with a vertical gradient approach through an original code. For flexible chromophores, the spectra of individual conformers are summed up with Boltzmann factors. It is shown that the long-wavelength absorption bandshape of DBMBF2 derivatives is determined by three factors: the relative statistical weights of conformers with different electronic absorption patterns, the relative position and intensity of the second low-energy electronic transition, and the vibronic structure of individual electronic peaks. The latter is governed by the relationship between the hard vibrational modes, which contribute to vibronic progression, and soft modes, which provide broadening of the peaks. The simulated spectra of the dyes in the study are generally consistent with the available experimental data and explain the observed spectral features. PMID:26062782

  18. Benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole Donor-Acceptor Dyes: A Synthetic, Spectroscopic, and Computational Study.

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    Barnsley, Jonathan E; Shillito, Georgina E; Larsen, Christopher B; van der Salm, Holly; Wang, Lei E; Lucas, Nigel T; Gordon, Keith C

    2016-03-24

    The synthesis, optical characterization and computational modeling of seven benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (BTD) donor-acceptor dyes are reported. These dyes have been studied using electrochemical analysis, electronic absorption, emission, and Raman and resonance Raman spectroscopies coupled with various density functional theoretical approaches. Crystal structure geometries on a number of these compounds are also reported. The optical spectra are dominated by low energy charge-transfer states; this may be modulated by the coupling between donor and acceptor through variation in donor energy, variation of the donor-acceptor torsion angle, and incorporation of an insulating bridge. These modifications result in a perturbation of the excitation energy for this charge-transfer transition of up to ∼2000 cm(-1). Emission spectra exhibit significant solvatochromisim, with Lippert-Mataga analysis yielding Δμ between 8 and 33 D. Predicted λmax, ε, and Raman cross sections calculated by M06L, B3LYP, PBE0, M06, CAM-B3LYP, and ωB97XD DFT functionals were compared to experimental results and analyzed using multivariate analysis, which shows that hybrid functionals with 20-27% HF best predict ground state absorption, while long-range corrected functionals best predict molecular polarizabilities. PMID:26918584

  19. Variação temporal do fitoplâncton de um lago pertencente à Área de Proteção Permanente no estado de Alagoas, nordeste do Brasil Temporal variation of phytoplankton in a lake in a permanent protected area in Alagoas State, Northeast Brazil

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    Karla Priscila Barros da Silva

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar a variação espaço-temporal do microfitoplâncton e variáveis ambientais no Lago Azul, Área de Proteção Permanente do município de Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas. As coletas ocorreram no período de abril a setembro de 2008. As amostras do fitoplâncton foram obtidas através de arrastos horizontais superficiais, com rede de abertura de malha de 45 µm e, concomitantemente, coletadas amostras de água utilizando garrafa de Van Dorn, para a determinação dos parâmetros físico-químicos. Foram identificados 27 táxons predominando as Chlorophyta (63%, destacando-se como espécies "dominantes" Desmidium swartzii var. quadrangulatum (Ralfs A. Roy (62,3% e D. cylindricum Greville (55,1%, seguidos das Bacillariophyta (26% e Cyanobacteria (11%. O pH levemente ácido e a baixa disponibilidade de nutrientes ofereceram condições favoráveis para o desenvolvimento das Desmidiaceae: Closterium sp., Cosmarium goniodes West & West, C. margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs, C. vogeciacum Gutwinski, Desmidium cylindricum Greville, D. pseudotreplonema West & West, D. swartzii var. quadrangulatum (Ralfs A. Roy, Euastrum brasiliense Borge var. minus G.S.West, Gymnozyga moniliformis Ehrenberg, Micrasterias denticulata Brébisson ex Ralfs, M. (Kützing Ralfs, M. radians Turner e Tetmemorus laevis (Kuetzing Ralfs.The objective of this work is to determine the spatial and temporal variation of microphytoplankton and environmental variables in Lake Azul, a permanent protected area in the town of Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas State, Brazil. Samples were collected from April to September 2008. Phytoplankton samples were obtained by surface-horizontal trawling with a 45µm mesh net. Water samples were taken with a Van Dorn bottle, during the phytoplankton collection, in order to determine physical-chemical parameters. A total of 27 taxa were identified, Chlorophyta were the most abundant taxa (63% of the sample followed by

  20. Carbon-to-nitrogen ratios for Agaricus brasiliensis on the axenic method = Relação carbono/nitrogênio do substrato pelo método de cultivo axênico para Agaricus brasiliensis

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    Lienine Luiz Zaghi Junior

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Cultivation techniques for Agaricus brasiliensis (composting method and substratum formulations are the same ones used for Agaricus bisporus. Most of the carbon-tonitrogen (C:N ratios reported for A. brasiliensis are similar to those used for A. bisporus on the composting method and there are few studies about the variation of C:N ratios for A. brasilienses on the axenic method. The objective of this study was to verify the mycelial growth of A. brasiliensis on different C:N ratios using regional by-products as substrate formulation on the axenic method. Studied C:N ratios of substrate (mixture of soybean and cassava fibers ranged from 11:1 to 248:1, with nitrogen content ranging from 4.25 to 0.20%, respectively. It was concluded that substrate with only soybean fiber generates higher mycelial growth than any formulation with cassava fiber; the highest mycelial growth on substrate is with C:N ratio of 11:1 (N = 4.25%; the intermediate growth is with C:N ratio range from 15:1 to 50:1 (N from 3.31 to 0.98%; and the lowest growth is with C:N ratio of 100:1 or higher (N ≤ 0.50%. As técnicas de cultivo do Agaricus brasiliensis (método de compostagem e formulação de substrato são as mesmas utilizadas para o Agaricus bisporus. A maioria das relações carbono/nitrogênio (C/N relatadas para A. brasiliensis são similares às usadas para A. bisporus no método de compostagem. Há poucos estudos sobre a variação da relação C/N para A. brasilienses para o método axênico. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar o efeito de diferentes relações C/N no crescimento micelial de Agaricus brasiliensis utilizando subprodutos regionais como substrato pelo método axênico. As relações C/N no substrato (misturas de fibra de soja e de mandioca estudadas variaram de 11 a 248 com consequentes concentrações de nitrogênio de 4,25 a 0,20%, respectivamente. Concluiu-se que os substratos somente com fibra de soja propiciam maior crescimento micelial que

  1. Atividade antimicrobiana de extratos hidroalcoolicos das folhas de alecrim- pimenta, aroeira, barbatimão, erva baleeira e do farelo da casca de pequi Antimicrobial activity of hydroalcoholic extracts from rosemary, peppertree, barbatimão and erva baleeira leaves and from pequi peel meal

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    Lucinéia de Pinho

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o perfil fitoquímico de extratos hidroalcoólicos padrão (EAPs, obtidos a partir das folhas de alecrim-pimenta (Lippia sidoides, aroeira (Myracrodruon urundeuva, barbatimão (Stryphnodendron adstringens, erva baleeira (Cordia verbenacea e do farelo da casca do fruto do pequi (Caryocar brasiliense e a atividade antimicrobiana de diferentes concentrações desses EAPs contra Staphylococcus aureus e Escherichia coli. Após coleta e identificação, as folhas das plantas e cascas do pequi foram usadas para preparação dos EAPs e submetidas a rastreamento fitoquímico. A atividade antimicrobiana dos EAPs em diferentes diluições (200, 300, 400 e 500mg mL-1 foi testada pela técnica de difusão em ágar. O rastreamento fitoquímico detectou componentes com potencial antimicrobiano em todos os EAPs. Nos testes de difusão em ágar, os extratos de aroeira (≥200mg mL-1, barbatimão (≥300mg mL-1 e erva-baleeira (≥400mg mL-1 inibiram o crescimento de S. aureus, mas não de E. coli. Os EAPs não mostraram atividade sobre E.coli, todavia as folhas de aroeira, barbatimão e erva-baleeira evidenciaram potencial para inibir o crescimento de S. aureus. O uso das folhas e cascas dessas espécies vegetais pode constituir-se numa alternativa sustentável, viável e acessível para tratamento antimicrobiano.This study evaluated the phytochemical profile of standardized hydroalcoholic extracts (EAPs obtained from leafs of rosemary (Lippia sidoides, peppertree (Myracrodruon urundeuva, barbatimão (Stryphnodendron adstringens, erva baleeira (Cordia verbenacea and from the meal of pequi fruit peel (Caryocar brasiliense and the activity of different levels of these EAPs against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. After collection and identification of the species, plant leaves and pequi peel were separated to prepare the EAPs. The EAPs underwent phytochemical screening. The antimicrobial activity of the EAPs at different dilutions (200, 300

  2. Características clínico-demográficas de pacientes hospitalizados com tuberculose no Brasil, no período de 1994 a 2004 Clinical and demographic characteristics of patients hospitalized with tuberculosis in Brasil between 1994 and 2004

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever as características clínico-demográficas de pacientes com tuberculose internados no Hospital Nestor Goulart Reis, de Américo Brasiliense (SP. MÉTODOS: Investigação epidemiológica através de um estudo observacional, retrospectivo, descritivo, conforme as fichas de internações de pacientes com tuberculose, ocorridas no período de 1994 a 2004. RESULTADOS: O número de pacientes com tuberculose durante o período foi de 1787: 117 (7% eram do sexo feminino; 1670 (93% eram do sexo masculino; e 1215 (68% eram separados, solteiros ou viúvos. O grau de escolaridade mais freqüente foi o de 1º grau incompleto (74%. A faixa etária mais atingida (de 30 a 50 anos totalizou 63%. O alcoolismo esteve associado em 61%. A profissão mais freqüente foi a de lavrador (25% e 70% dos pacientes estavam desempregados. A forma clínica mais freqüente foi a pulmonar (92%. O índice de alta por indicação médica foi de 60%. Em 34% dos casos foi utilizado um esquema terapêutico diferente do usual (rifampicina, isoniazida e pirazinamida. CONCLUSÕES: O perfil dos internos para tratamento da tuberculose neste hospital indicou que estes tinham necessidades diferenciadas: dificuldades para cuidar de si mesmos (os casos sociais e necessidade de terapia diferenciada do esquema usual, o que justificou as internações. O Hospital cumpriu importante papel social no tratamento e orientação destes pacientes.OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with tuberculosis hospitalized in the Nestor Goulart Reis Hospital, located in the city of Américo Brasiliense, Brazil. METHODS: Epidemiological investigation by means of an observational, retrospective, descriptive study based on the medical charts of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis and hospitalized between 1994 and 2004. RESULTS: There were 1787 patients diagnosed with tuberculosis during the period evaluated. Of those, 117 (7% were females, 1670 (93

  3. Floristic composition and soil fertility in gold mining of Lavrinha, Pontes and Lacerda, MT, Brazil

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    Tatiani Botini Pires

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    Full Text Available The mining activities cause intense environmental degradation, especially to the soil and vegetation. This study evaluated attributes of floristic composition and soil fertility in areas of open gold mining areas. One hundred plots of 10 × 10 m were distributed in the area effectively mined and in its surroundings. Stem circunference measures (AGC of all identified woody individuals with greater than or equal to 9 cm were taken at 0.3 m height above the ground. In all plots soil samples at 0-20 cm depth were collected for analysis of fertility attributes that are routinely evaluated. In total we observed the occurrence of 92 species and 43 families. The most abundant families were Myrtaceae, Fabaceae and Dilleniaceae; and families that had the greatest numbers of species were Fabaceae (10, Malpighiaceae (7 and Vochysiaceae (5. In the area effectively mined the species with higher importance value index (IVI were Curatella americana (89.1 Cecropia hololeuca (40.9, Roupala montana (12.5 and Pouteria ramiflora (10.2 while in surrounding of the mined area the species with the highest IVI were Myrcia multiflora (25.6, Caryocar brasiliense (15.7, Magonia pubescens (14.8 and Vatareia macrocarpa (14.4. In both areas, the soil had low pH, low availability of P, K+, Ca2+ and Mg2+ and high Al3+ saturation. In spite of the low soil fertility of the studied area, it was able to maintain an overall density of vegetation with AGC > 9 cm of 430 individuals per hectare in the effectively mined area and of 2,220 individuals per hectare in their surroundings.

  4. Paradoxical effect of a pequi oil-rich diet on the development of atherosclerosis: balance between antioxidant and hyperlipidemic properties

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    Pequi is the fruit of Caryocar brasiliense and its oil has a high concentration of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids, which are anti- and pro-atherogenic agents, respectively, and of carotenoids, which give it antioxidant properties. Our objective was to study the effect of the intake of a cholesterol-rich diet supplemented with pequi oil, compared to the same diet containing soybean oil, on atherosclerosis development, and oxidative stress in atherosclerosis-susceptible LDL receptor-deficient mice (LDLr−/−, C57BL/6-background). Female mice were fed a cholesterol-rich diet containing 7% soybean oil (Soybean group, N = 12) or 7% pequi oil (Pequi group, N = 12) for 6 weeks. The Pequi group presented a more atherogenic lipid profile and more advanced atherosclerotic lesions in the aortic root compared to the Soybean group. However, the Pequi group presented a less advanced lesion in the aorta than the Soybean group and showed lower lipid peroxidation (Soybean group: 50.2 ± 7.1; Pequi group: 30.0 ± 4.8 µmol MDA/mg protein) and anti-oxidized LDL autoantibodies (Soybean group: 35.7 ± 9.4; Pequi group: 15.6 ± 3.7 arbitrary units). Peritoneal macrophages from the Pequi group stimulated with zymosan showed a reduction in the release of reactive oxygen species compared to the Soybean group. Our data suggest that a pequi oil-rich diet slows atherogenesis in the initial stages, possibly due to its antioxidant activity. However, the increase of serum cholesterol induces a more prominent LDL migration toward the intimae of arteries, increasing the advanced atherosclerotic plaque. In conclusion, pequi oil associated with an atherogenic diet worsens the lipid profile and accelerates the formation of advanced atherosclerotic lesions despite its antioxidant action

  5. Survey of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and their rickettsia in an Atlantic rain forest reserve in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

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    Sabatini, Guilherme S; Pinter, Adriano; Nieri-Bastos, Fernanda A; Marcili, Arlei; Labruna, Marcelo B

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    The current study investigated the occurrence of ticks and their rickettsiae in the Serra do Mar State Park, which encompasses one of the largest Atlantic rain forest reserves of Brazil. From July 2008 to June 2009, a total of 2439 ticks (2,196 free living and 243 collected on hosts) was collected, encompassing the following 13 species: Amblyomma aureolatum (Pallas), Amblyomma brasiliense AragAo, Amblyomma dubitatum Neumann, Amblyomma fuscum Neumann, Amblyomma incisum Neumann, Amblyomma longirostre (Koch), Amblyomma naponense (Packard), Amblyomma nodosum Neumann, Amblyomma ovale Koch, Haemaphysalis juxtakochi Cooley, Ixodes aragaoi Fonseca, Ixodes loricatus Neumann, and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille). Ticks were submitted to polymerase chain reaction assays targeting portions of the rickettsial genes gltA and ompA. Polymerase chain reaction products were DNA sequenced and compared with corresponding sequences available in GenBank. Rickettsia bellii, a rickettsia of unknown pathogenicity, was detected in one A. aureolatum, one A. ovale, and three A. incisum specimens. At least 8.8% (3/34) of the free-living A. ovale ticks, 13.6% (8/59) of the A. ovale ticks collected from dogs, and 1.9% (1/54) of the R. sanguineus (Latreille) ticks were found to be infected by Rickettsia sp strain Atlantic rain forest, a novel strain that has been shown to cause an eschar-associated spotted fever in the state of Sho Paulo. Our results suggest that A. ovale is the vector of Rickettsia sp strain Atlantic rain forest in the state of São Paulo. PMID:20939390

  6. [Non-indigenous and non-specific parasitic nematodes--the background and the consequences].

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    Okulewicz, Anna

    2009-01-01

    different climatic conditions contribute to introduction of non-native nematodes: Dirofilaria immitis--in dogs, D. repens or Ancylostoma brasiliense--in humans. PMID:20209803

  7. A simple procedure for the purification of active fractions in aqueous extracts of plants with allelopathic properties

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    Fabian Borghetti

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Most studies conducted to test the allelopathic activity of plant parts have made use of water as solvent. However, the presence of polar, water-soluble substances, such as proteins and carbohydrates, tends to hamper the purification of active compounds. In this study, we present a simple purification procedure that separates the active fraction of the extract from the undesirable substances, thus facilitating the search for active molecules through standard chromatographic methods. Aqueous leaf extracts of three Cerrado species (Caryocar brasiliense, Qualea parviflora and Eugenia dysenterica were prepared at 5% concentration (w/v and stored at 4ºC (crude extracts. After 24 h, these solutions were filtered and freeze-dried. The powder obtained was dissolved in methanol, filtered again, evaporated and dissolved in water for bioassays (purified extracts. For the bioassays, seedlings of Sesamum indicum were grown for five days in aqueous solutions prepared from crude and purified extracts at concentrations ranging from 0.1% to 1.0% (w/v. Seedling growth in distilled water was set as a control. In comparison with the control, we found that test solutions prepared from both crude and purified extracts significantly inhibited sesame seedling growth. However, solutions prepared from purified extracts were two to ten times more inhibitory to seedling growth than were those prepared from crude extracts. The inhibition of root growth ranged from 35% to 77%, depending on the plant species, at a concentration as low as 0.1%. Roots were more affected than were shoots. The effects of purified extracts on seedling morphology were similar to those observed when crude extracts were employed, indicating that the procedure of purification of crude extracts did not interfere with the mode of action of the active substances

  8. Paradoxical effect of a pequi oil-rich diet on the development of atherosclerosis: balance between antioxidant and hyperlipidemic properties

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    Aguilar, E.C. [Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Jascolka, T.L. [Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Teixeira, L.G.; Lages, P.C.; Ribeiro, A.C.C.; Vieira, E.L.M. [Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Peluzio, M.C.G. [Departamento de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG (Brazil); Alvarez-Leite, J.I. [Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

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    Pequi is the fruit of Caryocar brasiliense and its oil has a high concentration of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids, which are anti- and pro-atherogenic agents, respectively, and of carotenoids, which give it antioxidant properties. Our objective was to study the effect of the intake of a cholesterol-rich diet supplemented with pequi oil, compared to the same diet containing soybean oil, on atherosclerosis development, and oxidative stress in atherosclerosis-susceptible LDL receptor-deficient mice (LDLr{sup −/−}, C57BL/6-background). Female mice were fed a cholesterol-rich diet containing 7% soybean oil (Soybean group, N = 12) or 7% pequi oil (Pequi group, N = 12) for 6 weeks. The Pequi group presented a more atherogenic lipid profile and more advanced atherosclerotic lesions in the aortic root compared to the Soybean group. However, the Pequi group presented a less advanced lesion in the aorta than the Soybean group and showed lower lipid peroxidation (Soybean group: 50.2 ± 7.1; Pequi group: 30.0 ± 4.8 µmol MDA/mg protein) and anti-oxidized LDL autoantibodies (Soybean group: 35.7 ± 9.4; Pequi group: 15.6 ± 3.7 arbitrary units). Peritoneal macrophages from the Pequi group stimulated with zymosan showed a reduction in the release of reactive oxygen species compared to the Soybean group. Our data suggest that a pequi oil-rich diet slows atherogenesis in the initial stages, possibly due to its antioxidant activity. However, the increase of serum cholesterol induces a more prominent LDL migration toward the intimae of arteries, increasing the advanced atherosclerotic plaque. In conclusion, pequi oil associated with an atherogenic diet worsens the lipid profile and accelerates the formation of advanced atherosclerotic lesions despite its antioxidant action.

  9. The avocado fruit borer, Stenoma catenifer (wals. (Lepidoptera: elachistidae: egg and damage distribution and parasitism A broca-do-abacate, Stenoma catenifer (wals. (Lepidoptera: elachistidae: distribuição de ovos e de danos e parasitismo

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    Celso Luiz Hohmann

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    Full Text Available The avocado fruit borer, Stenoma catenifer (Wals. has been a limiting factor in growing avocados over the last years in many Brazilian states. This is a result of the lack of safe and feasible management practices to minimize the fruit borer damage. The aim of this study was to obtain information on the pest biology and ecology as well as on the role of natural enemies to define strategies to control the pest. Samples were taken biweekly and consisted of 20 fruits collected randomly (10 from the upper half and 10 from the lower half of the plant in ten plants, cv. Margarida, in a commercial avocado grove in Arapongas and Cambé regions, PR, from October/2001 to September/2002. Laboratory determinations of the percentage of damaged fruit per plant region, location and number of bored fruit sites, and the number and location of the fruit borer eggs, including parasitized ones, were performed. The results showed that S. catenifer preferred to oviposit and attack fruits located on the upper half of the trees. The majority of the eggs were laid on the fruit pedicel whereas the damage was mainly located on the lower half of the fruits. Trichogrammatids were the most constant and abundant parasitoids found in both localities throughout the study period.A broca-do-abacate, Stenoma catenifer (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae, continua sendo fator limitante para o cultivo do abacate em vários estados do Brasil, nos últimos anos. Isso se deve a falta de métodos seguros e viáveis para reduzir os prejuízos causados pela praga. Com o intuito de obter informações sobre a sua bioecologia e ação de inimigos naturais, para auxiliar na elaboração de estratégias de controle, realizaram-se coletas quinzenais de 20 frutos ao acaso (10 da metade superior e 10 da metade inferior em 10 plantas, em pomar comercial, cv. Margarida, nos municípios de Arapongas e Cambé, PR, durante os meses de outubro/2001 a setembro/2002. Em laboratório determinaram-se a porcentagem

  10. Anatomia foliar de espécies de Myrtaceae: contribuições à taxonomia e filogenia Leaf anatomy of Myrtaceae species: contributions to the taxonomy and phylogeny

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    Sueli Maria Gomes

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    Full Text Available Trabalhos taxonômicos e filogenéticos têm utilizado informações anatômicas e para contribuir com estes estudos examinaram-se cortes paradérmicos e transversais da porção mediana foliar de Campomanesia adamantium (Camb. O. Berg, Myrcia cordiifolia DC., M. decrescens O. Berg e M. torta D.C. Os caracteres anatômicos foram comparados com os de outras espécies descritas na literatura. São características comuns às quatro espécies examinadas: epiderme uniestratificada, tricomas unicelulares, folhas hipoestomáticas, estômatos paracíticos, cavidades secretoras em ambas as faces, mesofilo dorsiventral e nervura mediana com feixes bicolaterais. Destacam-se os seguintes caracteres úteis para a taxonomia da família: formato das células comuns da epiderme, tricomas dibraquiados ou não, camadas celulares incolores subepidérmicas e formato da nervura mediana. O formato e número das células teto das glândulas foliares têm utilidade taxonômica. O exame de 144 exsicatas evidenciou que a glabrescência é um fenômeno comum. A queda dos tricomas pode ser devido à sua base estreita e à ausência de célula pedal nos mesmos. Analisaram-se os caracteres à luz de estudos filogenéticos recentes e do ponto de vista ecológico, destacando a hipótese relacionada às células epidérmicas com possível função de célula de transferência. As características anatômicas forneceram dados para análises comparativas mais amplas entre os táxons de Myrtaceae e possibilitaram a construção de um cladograma, onde espécies de Leptospermum e Eucalyptus ocuparam posição basal, em consonância com filogenias relatadas na literatura.Taxonomical and phylogenetical studies have used anatomical information. In order to contribute to these studies, paradermal and cross sections of the median leaf blade portion of Campomanesia adamantium (Camb. O. Berg, Myrcia cordiifolia DC., M. decrescens O. Berg and M. torta D.C. were examined. The anatomical

  11. Electronic structures and third-order nonlinear optical prop erties of annulenes derivatives%轮烯衍生物电子结构及三阶非线性光学性质的理论研究∗

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    陈盈盈; 韩奎; 李海鹏; 李明雪; 唐刚; 沈晓鹏

    2015-01-01

    Organic nonlinear optical materials have attracted considerable attention in recent years because of their potential applications in photonic devices and optical information processing. Recent studies have shown that annulene derivatives exhibit good second-order nonlinear optical properties, but their third-order nonlinear optical properties are studied little. In this paper, the values of molecular static linear polarizabilityαand second hyperpolarizabilityγ of substituted annulenes have been investigated with different levels of HF, B3LYP, BHandHLYP and CAM-B3LYP at different basis sets, respectively. Their ultraviolet spectra have also been calculated by using the TD-B3LYP method. It is found that the quality of the basis set is important for the hyperpolarizability calculations, and diffuse functions are important to obtain accurate results for the second hyperpolarizability. We also study the structure-optical property relationship for annulene. It is found that annulene molecular structure has a significant influence on third-order nonlinear optical response. Increasing the conjugation length and introducing push-pull electronic groups can enhance the second hyperpolarizability. But the introduction of push-pull electronic groups can enhance the hyperpolarizability more remarkably than increasing the conjugation length dose, which may be due to the fact that the introduction of push-pull electronic groups can provide a large number of polarizable electrons whereas increasing the conjugation length can only enhance the electron delocalization. Meanwhile the push-pull electronic group substituted annulenes can also exhibit high transparency in visible region. Thus, this work has a good reference for designing nonlinear optical material with high, nonlinear optical coefficient and good transparency. In addition, for the same push-pull electronic groups, the higher conjugation degree and the longerπ-conjugated bridge result in the decrease of HOMO-LUMO energy

  12. Desenvolvimento de indicadores para avaliação de serviço público de odontologia Development of indicators for evaluating public dental healthcare services

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    Vera Lucia Ribeiro de Carvalho Bueno

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente artigo é descrever e analisar o desenvolvimento dos indicadores utilizados para se identificar fortalezas e deficiências de serviço público de odontologia no município de Cambé, Paraná. A metodologia usada foi o estudo de caso histórico-organizacional. Para o planejamento da avaliação foi desenvolvido o modelo-lógico do serviço. Para tanto, foram coletadas informações a partir da triangulação de métodos (entrevistas, análise documental e observação. Na sequência, foi desenvolvida uma matriz que apresenta dimensões de análise, critérios, indicadores, pontuações, parâmetros e fontes de informações. Três oficinas de trabalho foram realizadas com profissionais do serviço local visando melhor adequação do modelo-lógico e da matriz à realidade do serviço. O período de coleta de dados foi novembro de 2006 a julho de 2007. Como resultado, obteve-se um fluxograma da organização do serviço de odontologia e uma matriz com duas dimensões de análise, doze critérios e vinte e quatro indicadores. O desenvolvimento dos indicadores, privilegiando a participação dos sujeitos envolvidos com a prática, proporcionou o planejamento de uma avaliação abrangente e realista.The objective of this article is to describe and analyze the development of indicators used to identify strengths and deficiencies in public dental healthcare services in the municipality of Cambé, Paraná. The methodology employed was a historical-organizational case study. A theoretical model of the service was developed for evaluation planning. To achieve this, information was collected from triangulation of methods (interviews, document analysis and observation. A matrix was then developed which presents analysis dimensions, criteria, indicators, punctuation, parameters and sources of information. Three workshops were staged during the process with local service professionals in order to verify whether both the logical model

  13. Angola Seismicity MAP

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    Neto, F. A. P.; Franca, G.

    2014-12-01

    The purpose of this job was to study and document the Angola natural seismicity, establishment of the first database seismic data to facilitate consultation and search for information on seismic activity in the country. The study was conducted based on query reports produced by National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INAMET) 1968 to 2014 with emphasis to the work presented by Moreira (1968), that defined six seismogenic zones from macro seismic data, with highlighting is Zone of Sá da Bandeira (Lubango)-Chibemba-Oncócua-Iona. This is the most important of Angola seismic zone, covering the epicentral Quihita and Iona regions, geologically characterized by transcontinental structure tectono-magmatic activation of the Mesozoic with the installation of a wide variety of intrusive rocks of ultrabasic-alkaline composition, basic and alkaline, kimberlites and carbonatites, strongly marked by intense tectonism, presenting with several faults and fractures (locally called corredor de Lucapa). The earthquake of May 9, 1948 reached intensity VI on the Mercalli-Sieberg scale (MCS) in the locality of Quihita, and seismic active of Iona January 15, 1964, the main shock hit the grade VI-VII. Although not having significant seismicity rate can not be neglected, the other five zone are: Cassongue-Ganda-Massano de Amorim; Lola-Quilengues-Caluquembe; Gago Coutinho-zone; Cuima-Cachingues-Cambândua; The Upper Zambezi zone. We also analyzed technical reports on the seismicity of the middle Kwanza produced by Hidroproekt (GAMEK) region as well as international seismic bulletins of the International Seismological Centre (ISC), United States Geological Survey (USGS), and these data served for instrumental location of the epicenters. All compiled information made possible the creation of the First datbase of seismic data for Angola, preparing the map of seismicity with the reconfirmation of the main seismic zones defined by Moreira (1968) and the identification of a new seismic

  14. Theoretical Studies on F(-) + NH2Cl Reaction: Nucleophilic Substitution at Neutral Nitrogen.

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    Liu, Xu; Zhang, Jiaxu; Yang, Li; Sun, Rui

    2016-05-26

    The SN2 reactions at N center, denoted as SN2@N, has been recognized to play a significant role in carcinogenesis, although they are less studied and less understood. The potential energy profile for the model reaction of SN2@N, chloramine (NH2Cl) with fluorine anion (F(-)), has been characterized by extensive electronic structure calculations. The back-side SN2 channel dominates the reaction with the front-side SN2 channel becoming feasible at higher energies. The minimum energy pathway shows a resemblance to the well-known double-well potential model for SN2 reactions at carbon. However, the complexes involving nitrogen on both sides of the reaction barrier are characterized by NH---X (X = F or Cl) hydrogen bond and possess C1 symmetry, in contrast to the more symmetric ion-dipole carbon analogues. In the F(-) + NH2Cl system, the proton transfer pathway is found to become more competitive with the SN2 pathway than in the F(-) + CH3Cl system. The calculations reported here indicate that stationary point properties on the F(-) + NH2Cl potential energy surface are slightly perturbed by the theories employed. The MP2 and CAM-B3LYP, as well as M06-2X and MPW1K functionals give overall best agreement with the benchmark CCSD(T)/CBS energies for the major SN2 reaction channel, and are recommended as the preferred methods for the direct dynamics simulations to uncover the dynamic behaviors of the title reaction. PMID:27144809

  15. Gas-Phase Thermal Tautomerization of Imidazole-Acetic Acid: Theoretical and Computational Investigations

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    Full Text Available The gas-phase thermal tautomerization reaction between imidazole-4-acetic (I and imidazole-5-acetic (II acids was monitored using the traditional hybrid functional (B3LYP and the long-range corrected functionals (CAM-B3LYP and ωB97XD with 6-311++G** and aug-cc-pvdz basis sets. The roles of the long-range and dispersion corrections on their geometrical parameters, thermodynamic functions, kinetics, dipole moments, Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital–Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbital (HOMO–LUMO energy gaps and total hyperpolarizability were investigated. All tested levels of theory predicted the preference of I over II by 0.750–0.877 kcal/mol. The origin of predilection of I is assigned to the H-bonding interaction (nN8→σ*O14–H15. This interaction stabilized I by 15.07 kcal/mol. The gas-phase interconversion between the two tautomers assumed a 1,2-proton shift mechanism, with two transition states (TS, TS1 and TS2, having energy barriers of 47.67–49.92 and 49.55–52.69 kcal/mol, respectively, and an sp3-type intermediate. A water-assisted 1,3-proton shift route brought the barrier height down to less than 20 kcal/mol in gas-phase and less than 12 kcal/mol in solution. The relatively high values of total hyperpolarizability of I compared to II were interpreted and discussed.

  16. On the Potential of Using the Al7 Superatom as an Excess Electron Acceptor To Construct Materials with Excellent Nonlinear Optical Properties.

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    Huang, Shaoyuan; Liao, Kuntian; Peng, Bin; Luo, Qiong

    2016-05-01

    With the aid of density functional theory (DFT) calculations, we found that, when alkali metal approaches the Al7 superatom, its outermost s-value electron can be trapped by Al7 to give the superatom compound MAl7 (M = Li, Na, K) with an excess electron. Different analyses including natural bond orbital (NBO), electron localization function (ELF), and energy decomposition analysis (EDA) show that the resulting M-Al bond is strong and has a polar covalent character. The optimizations of self-assemblies (MAl7)n (n = 2, 3) have been performed to explore the stability of MAl7 in the solid state. The results reveal that only NaAl7 can keep its structural integrity as a building block upon self-assembling, while serious aggregations between Al7 clusters occur in the dimers and trimers of LiAl7 and KAl7, despite the fact that the Li-Al7 and K-Al7 bond energies are comparable to that of Na-Al7. Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics (BOMD) simulations for (NaAl7)n (n = 2, 3) indicate that these species are stable toward fragmentation at 300 K. The β0 values of (NaAl7)n (n = 1, 2, and 3) predicted at the CAM-B3LYP/6-311+G(3df) level of theory are in the range of 1.6 × 10(4)a.u. to 7.5 × 10(4) a.u.. This theoretical study implies that NaAl7 is a promising candidate for nolinear optical (NLO) materials. We provide theoretical evidence for the possibility of using the Al7 superatom as an excess electron acceptor to construct materials with excellent NLO properties. Further experimental research is invited. PMID:27064431

  17. Spectroscopic (FT-IR, FT-Raman, FT-NMR and UV-Vis) investigation on benzil dioxime using quantum computational methods

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    Bakkiyaraj, D.; Periandy, S.; Xavier, S.

    2016-03-01

    The spectral analysis of benzil dioxime is carried out using the FTIR, FT Raman, FT NMR and UV-Vis spectra of the compound with the help of quantum computations by density functional theories. The FT-IR (4000 - 400 cm-1) and FT-Raman (4000-100 cm-1) spectra are recorded in solid phase, the 1H and 13C NMR spectra in DMSO phase and the UV spectrum (200-400 nm) in ethanol phase. The different conformers of the compound and their minimum energies are studied by potential energy surface scan, using semi-empirical method PM6. The computed wavenumbers from different methods are scaled so as to agree with the experimental values and the scaling factors are reported. All the fundamental modes have been assigned based on the potential energy distribution (PED) values and the structure the molecule is analyzed interms of parameters like bond length, bond angle and dihedral angles predicted byB3LYP and CAM-B3LYP methods with cc-pVDZ basis sets. The values of dipole moment (μ), polarizability (α) and hyperpolarizability (β) of the molecule are reported, using which the non -linear optical property of the molecule is discussed. The HOMO-LUMO mappings are reported which reveals the different charge transfer possibilities within the molecule. The isotropic chemical shifts predicted for 1H and 13C atoms using gauge invariant atomic orbital (GIAO) theory show good agreement with experimental shifts and the same is discussed in comparison with atomic charges, predicted by Mullikan and APT charge analysis. NBO analysis is carried out to picture the probable electronic transitions in the molecule.

  18. DEMNUni: ISW, Rees-Sciama, and weak-lensing in the presence of massive neutrinos

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    Carbone, Carmelita; Petkova, Margarita; Dolag, Klaus

    2016-07-01

    We present, for the first time in the literature, a full reconstruction of the total (linear and non-linear) ISW/Rees-Sciama effect in the presence of massive neutrinos, together with its cross-correlations with CMB-lensing and weak-lensing signals. The present analyses make use of all-sky maps extracted via ray-tracing across the gravitational potential distribution provided by the ``Dark Energy and Massive Neutrino Universe'' (DEMNUni) project, a set of large-volume, high-resolution cosmological N-body simulations, where neutrinos are treated as separate collisionless particles. We correctly recover, at 1–2% accuracy, the linear predictions from CAMB. Concerning the CMB-lensing and weak-lensing signals, we also recover, with similar accuracy, the signal predicted by Boltzmann codes, once non-linear neutrino corrections to HALOFIT are accounted for. Interestingly, in the ISW/Rees-Sciama signal, and its cross correlation with lensing, we find an excess of power with respect to the massless case, due to free streaming neutrinos, roughly at the transition scale between the linear and non-linear regimes. The excess is ~ 5 – 10% at l ~ 100 for the ISW/Rees-Sciama auto power spectrum, depending on the total neutrino mass Mν, and becomes a factor of ~ 4 for Mν = 0.3 eV, at l ~ 600, for the ISW/Rees-Sciama cross power with CMB-lensing. This effect should be taken into account for the correct estimation of the CMB temperature bispectrum in the presence of massive neutrinos.

  19. Adaptability in stone tool use by wild capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus).

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    De Moraes, Bárbara Lins Caldas; Da Silva Souto, Antonio; Schiel, Nicola

    2014-10-01

    Capuchin monkeys are well known for population variation in the use of stone tools and the types of food items consumed. In order to determine adaptability in stone tool use, we investigated a never before studied population of wild capuchin monkey (Sapajus libidinosus) displaying terrestrial habits in a Caatinga environment. To carry out this study we recorded physical evidence of the use of stone tools as well as made direct observations through trap cameras. During a 15-month period, we studied a group of Sapajus libidinosus in Serra Talhada, Pernambuco, Brazil. In total, 257 anvils and 395 hammers were identified, characterized, and monitored. We identified five types of food items exploited at these "tool use sites": Syagrus oleracea (catolé palm), Manihot epruinosa (manioc), Pilosocereus pachycladus (facheiro), Tacinga inamoena (quípa), and Commiphora leptophloeos (imburana de cambão). Five hundred three video clips of capuchin monkeys were recorded, 43 of which involved the use of stone tools. The results indicated evidence of adaptability in tool use by the capuchins. We verified that the rigidity and size of the food item, along with the presence or absence of spines seem to influence the choice of stone tools made by the animals for processing the food. The recurring use of tools for the processing of cacti was especially noteworthy and it appears that the presence of spines predisposes the capuchins to use stones to process them. A significant difference was observed between the characteristics of the anvils and the weight of the hammers according to the food item consumed. The use of tools enabled the animals to access otherwise unavailable or difficult to acquire food items within a Caatinga habitat. Adaptability in the use of stone tools by the capuchin monkey population of Serra Talhada provides an example of the complexity that these primates demonstrate in food processing. PMID:24753103

  20. A new insight on the gas phase retro-Diels-Alder reaction of bicyclic compounds: density functional theory calculations

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    Mora, Jose R.; Lezama, Jesús; Córdova-Sintjago, Tania C.; Chuchani, Gabriel

    2015-11-01

    The mechanisms of the gas-phase thermal decomposition of bicyclo[2.2.1]heptadiene and 3,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene were examined by density functional theory calculations with the hybrid functionals: B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP, MPW1PW91, and PBEPBE. Reasonable agreements were found between theoretical and experimental values with the B3LYP hybrid functional. Three molecular concerted pathways for bicyclo[2.2.1]heptadiene decomposition are proposed. The retro-Diels-Alder (retro-DA) pathway yields cyclopentadiene and acetylene through a nearly synchronous transition state structure (Sy = 0.97). The other two reaction channels are stepwise with a common step with the formation of the intermediate bicyclo[4.1.0] heptadiene. This reaction is dominated by C-C bond breaking leading to the methylene migration by an early transition state in the reaction coordinate (Sy = 0.91). The rearrangements of the latter intermediate producing toluene were also studied. The retro-DA elimination of 3,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene gives 1,5,5-trimethyl-cyclopenta-1,3-diene in a less synchronous process (Sy = 0.77). This fact may be due to the electronic effects of the methyl substituent. The latter product is unstable and undergoes methyl migrations to give a more stable isomer 1,2,3-trimethylcyclopenta-1,3-diene. The stepwise mechanism for the retro-DA reaction through a biradical intermediate appears to be unfavourable because the barrier is bigger than that for the concerted reaction.

  1. LESÕES FOLIARES EM MUDAS DE PEQUIZEIRO (Caryocar brasiliensis Cambess LEAF LESIONS OF YOUNG PLANTS OF PEQUIZEIRO

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    Foram descritas as características de lesões e morfologia de colônias de Pestalotia sp., Phomopsis sp., Stigmella sp., Chaetophoma sp., Helminthosporium sp. e Epicoccum sp. obtidas de folhas de mudas de pequizeiro em viveiros nos municípios de Goiânia e Hidrolândia (GO. Respostas positivas para patogenicidade foram obtidas de todos os isolados, exceto para Chaetophoma sp. que foram consideradas inconclusivas. Observou-se que lesões foliares foram importante fator de retardamento no crescimento das mudas.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Caryocar brasiliensis; pequizeiro; doenças foliares de pequizeiro; pequizeiro.

    Leaf lesions and morphological description of Pestalotia sp., Phomopsis sp., Stigmella sp., Chaetophoma sp., Helminthosporium sp. and Epicoccum sp. cultures obtained from young plants of pequizeiro (Caryocar brasiliensis Camb. in nurseries in Goiânia and Hidrolândia counties. All the isolates except Chaetophoma sp., showed pathogenicity. Leaf spots greatly reduced plant growth.

    KEY-WORDS: Leaf diseases of pequizeiro.

  2. Application of the Englert-Schwinger model to the equation of state and the fullerene molecule

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    Sai Venkata Ramana, A.; Menon, S. V. G.

    2011-05-01

    The Englert-Schwinger model (ESM) is applied to two problems. One is the calculation of zero-temperature equation of state (EOS) of elements within the spherically symmetric Wigner-Sietz cell approximation. The other is to obtain the equilibrium radius of fullerene molecule using March’s approach [N. H. March, Proc. Camb. Philos. Soc. 48, 665 (1952)]. In each case, the results of the ESM are compared with those of Thomas-Fermi-Dirac (TFD) and Thomas-Fermi-Dirac-Weizsacker (TFDW) models. Zero-temperature equation of state calculations are done for Al and Cu. The results of the ESM show an enormous improvement over those of the TFD model. Also, the ESM is in good agreement with the TFDW model for compressions greater than 2. In the regime of validity of TFDW theory, i.e., compressions greater than 20 and 10 for Al and Cu, respectively, the deviations between the results of the two models are negligible. Hence, the ESM may be used in lieu of the TFDW model for EOS calculations. In the fullerene case, we have obtained the cohesive energy using the models assuming the radius obtained from accurate calculations of the fullerene molecule. We have also obtained the equilibrium radius predicted by each model. The results obtained show that the ESM results are not much of an improvement over the TFD results. This shows that the ESM cannot always improve the results of the TFD model and be a replacement for the TFDW model. However, as in the EOS case, it would give results in good agreement with TFDW results for properties that are dependent on the electron density at the outer reaches of the atom.

  3. Describing excited state relaxation and localization in TiO2 nanoparticles using TD-DFT

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    We have investigated the description of excited state relaxation in naked and hydrated TiO2 nanoparticles using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TD-DFT) with three common hybrid exchange-correlation (XC) potentials; B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP and BHLYP. Use of TD-CAM-B3LYP and TD-BHLYP yields qualitatively similar results for all structures, which are also consistent with predictions of coupled cluster theory for small particles. TD-B3LYP, in contrast, is found to make rather different predictions; including apparent conical intersections for certain particles that are not observed with TD-CAM-B3LYP nor with TD-BHLYP. In line with our previous observations for vertical excitations, the issue with TD-B3LYP appears to be the inherent tendency of TD-B3LYP, and other XC potentials with no or a low percentage of Hartree-Fock Like Exchange, to spuriously stabilize the energy of charge-transfer (CT) states. Even in the case of hydrated particles, for which vertical excitations are generally well described with all XC potentials, the use of TD-B3LYP appears to result in CT-problems for certain particles. We hypothesize that the spurious stabilization of CT-states by TD-B3LYP even may drive the excited state optimizations to different excited state geometries than those obtained using TD-CAM-B3LYP or TD-BHLYP. In conclusion, focusing on the TD-CAM-B3LYP and TD-BHLYP results, excited state relaxation in naked and hydrated TiO2 nanoparticles is predicted to be associated with a large Stokes' shift

  4. Comprehensive evaluation of medium and long range correlated density functionals in TD-DFT investigation of DNA bases and base pairs: gas phase and water solution study

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    Shukla, Manoj K.; Leszczynski, Jerzy

    2010-11-01

    A comprehensive analysis of the performance of the TD-DFT method using different density functionals including recently developed medium and long-range correlation corrected density functionals have been carried out for lower-lying electronic singlet valence transitions of nucleic acid bases and the Watson-Crick base pairs in the gas phase and in the water solution. The standard 6-311++G(d,p) basis set was used. Ground state geometries of bases and base pairs were optimized at the M05-2X/6-311++G(d,p) level. The nature of potential energy surfaces (PES) was ascertained through the harmonic vibrational frequency analysis; all geometries were found to be minima at the respective PES. Electronic singlet vertical transition energies were also computed at the CC2/def2-TZVP level in the gas phase. The effect of state-specific water solvation on TD-DFT computed transition energies was considered using the PCM model. For the isolated bases the performance of the B3LYP functional was generally found to be superior among all functionals, but it measurably fails for charge-transfer states in the base pairs. The CC2/def2-TZVP computed transition energies were also revealed to be inferior compared with B3LYP results for the isolated bases. The performance of the ωB97XD, CAM-B3LYP and BMK functionals were found to be similar and comparable with the CC2 results for the isolated bases. However, for the Watson-Crick adenine-thymine and guanine-cytosine base pairs the performance of the ωB97XD functional was found to be the best among all the studied functionals in the present work in predicting the locally excited transitions as well as charge transfer states.

  5. The Role of Cytosine Methylation on Charge Transport through a DNA Strand

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    Qi, Jianqing [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Govind, Niranjan [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Anantram, M. P. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

    2015-09-04

    Cytosine methylation has been found to play a crucial role in various biological processes, including a number of human diseases. The detection of this small modifi-cation remains challenging. In this work, we computationally explore the possibility of detecting methylated DNA strands through direct electrical conductance measurements. Using density functional theory and the Landauer-Buttiker method, we study the electronic properties and charge transport through an eight base-pair methylated DNA strand and its native counterpart. Specifically, we compare the results generated with the widely used B3LYP exchange-correlation (XC) functional and CAM-B3LYP based tuned range-separated hybrid density functional. We first analyze the effect of cytosine methylation on the tight-binding parameters of two DNA strands and then model the transmission of the electrons and conductance through the strands both with and without decoherence. We find that with both functionals, the main difference of the tight-binding parameters between the native DNA and the methylated DNA lies in the on-site energies of (methylated) cytosine bases. The intra- and interstrand hopping integrals between two nearest neighboring guanine base and (methylated) cytosine base also change with the addition of the methyl groups. Our calculations show that in the phase-coherent limit, the transmission of the methylated strand is close to the native strand when the energy is nearby the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) level and larger than the native strand by 5 times in the bandgap. The trend in transmission also holds in the presence of the decoherence with both functionals. We also study the effect of contact coupling by choosing coupling strengths ranging from weak to strong coupling limit. Our results suggest that the effect of the two different functionals is to alter the on-site energies of the DNA bases at the HOMO level, while the transport properties don't depend much on the two

  6. Disentangling vibronic and solvent broadening effects in the absorption spectra of coumarin derivatives for dye sensitized solar cells.

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    Cerezo, Javier; Avila Ferrer, Francisco J; Santoro, Fabrizio

    2015-05-01

    We simulate from first-principles the absorption spectra of five structure-related coumarin derivatives utilized in dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), investigating the vibronic and solvent contributions to the position and width of the spectra in ethanol. Ground and excited state potential energy surfaces (PESs) are modeled by Density Functional Theory (DFT) and its time-dependent (TD) expression for the excited state (TD-DFT). The solute vibronic structure associated with the spectrum is calculated by a TD formalism, accounting for both Duschinsky and temperature effects, while solvent inhomogeneous broadening is evaluated according to Marcus' theory, computing the solvent reorganization energy by the state-specific implementation of the polarizable continuum model (PCM) within TD-DFT. We adopted both the standard hybrid PBE0 and the range separated CAM-B3LYP functionals showing that the latter performs better both concerning the vibronic and solvent-induced contributions to the absorption lineshape. The different predictions of the two functionals are then rationalized in terms of the charge transfer (CT) character of the transitions showing that, in this class of compounds, it is strongly dependent on the nuclear structure. Such a dependence introduces a bias in the PBE0 PES that has a drastic impact on the vibronic spectra. We show that both the intrinsic vibronic structure and the solvent broadening play a relevant role in differentiating the absorption width of the five dyes. In this sense, our results provide a guide to understand the sources of spectral broadening of this family of dyes, a valuable help for a rational design of new molecules to improve DSSC devices. PMID:25848730

  7. Mechanism of dissolution of a lithium salt in an electrolytic solvent in a lithium ion secondary battery: a direct ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) study.

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    Tachikawa, Hiroto

    2014-06-01

    The mechanism of dissolution of the Li(+) ion in an electrolytic solvent is investigated by the direct ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) method. Lithium fluoroborate (Li(+)BF4(-)) and ethylene carbonate (EC) are examined as the origin of the Li(+) ion and the solvent molecule, respectively. This salt is widely utilized as the electrolyte in the lithium ion secondary battery. The binding of EC to the Li(+) moiety of the Li(+)BF4(-) salt is exothermic, and the binding energies at the CAM-B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level for n=1, 2, 3, and 4, where n is the number of EC molecules binding to the Li(+) ion, (EC)n(Li(+)BF4(-)), are calculated to be 91.5, 89.8, 87.2, and 84.0 kcal mol(-1) (per EC molecule), respectively. The intermolecular distances between Li(+) and the F atom of BF4(-) are elongated: 1.773 Å (n=0), 1.820 Å (n=1), 1.974 Å (n=2), 1.942 Å (n=3), and 4.156 Å (n=4). The atomic bond populations between Li(+) and the F atom for n=0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 are 0.202, 0.186, 0.150, 0.038, and 0.0, respectively. These results indicate that the interaction of Li(+) with BF4(-) becomes weaker as the number of EC molecules is increased. The direct AIMD calculation for n=4 shows that EC reacts spontaneously with (EC)3(Li(+)BF4(-)) and the Li(+) ion is stripped from the salt. The following substitution reaction takes place: EC+(EC)3(Li(+)BF4(-))→(EC)4Li(+)-(BF4(-)). The reaction mechanism is discussed on the basis of the theoretical results. PMID:24616076

  8. Theoretical study of chlordecone and surface groups interaction in an activated carbon model under acidic and neutral conditions.

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    Gamboa-Carballo, Juan José; Melchor-Rodríguez, Kenia; Hernández-Valdés, Daniel; Enriquez-Victorero, Carlos; Montero-Alejo, Ana Lilian; Gaspard, Sarra; Jáuregui-Haza, Ulises Javier

    2016-04-01

    Activated carbons (ACs) are widely used in the purification of drinking water without almost any knowledge about the adsorption mechanisms of the persistent organic pollutants. Chlordecone (CLD, Kepone) is an organochlorinated synthetic compound that has been used mainly as agricultural insecticide. CLD has been identified and listed as a persistent organic pollutant by the Stockholm Convention. The selection of the best suited AC for this type of contaminants is mainly an empirical and costly process. A theoretical study of the influence of AC surface groups (SGs) on CLD adsorption is done in order to help understanding the process. This may provide a first selection criteria for the preparation of AC with suitable surface properties. A model of AC consisting of a seven membered ring graphene sheet (coronene) with a functional group on the edge was used to evaluate the influence of the SGs over the adsorption. Multiple Minima Hypersurface methodology (MMH) coupled with PM7 semiempirical Hamiltonian was employed in order to study the interactions of the chlordecone with SGs (hydroxyl and carboxyl) at acidic and neutral pH and different hydration conditions. Selected structures were re-optimized using CAM-B3LYP to achieve a well-defined electron density to characterize the interactions by the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules approach. The deprotonated form of surface carboxyl and hydroxyl groups of AC models show the strongest interactions, suggesting a chemical adsorption. An increase in carboxylic SGs content is proposed to enhance CLD adsorption onto AC at neutral pH conditions. PMID:26945637

  9. Dimensions of cookie-cutter-like sets

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    2001-01-01

    [1]Bedford, T., Application of dynamical systems theory to fractals——a study of cookie-cutter sets, in Fractal G eometry and Analysis (eds. Bélair, J., Dubuc, S.), Amsterdam: Kluwer, 1991, 1-44.[2]Falconer, K. J., Techniques in Fractal Geometry, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.[3]Takens, F., Hyperbolicity and Sensitive Chaotic Dynamics at Holmoclinic Bifurcations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990, 53.[4]Falconer, K. J., Fractal Geometry-Mathematical Foundations and Application, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1990.[5]Mattila, P. , Geometry of Sets and Measures in Euclidean Spaces, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.[6]Hua Su, Dimensions for generalized self-similar sets, Acta. Math. Appl. Siniea, 1994, 17(4): 551.[7]Feng Dejun, Wen Zhiying, Wu Jun, Some dimensional results for homogeneous Moran sets, Science in China, Ser. A, 1997,40(5): 475.[8]Hua Su, Rao Hui, Wen Zhiying, et al. , On the structures and dimensions of Moran sets, Science in China, Ser. A, 2000,43(8): 836.[9]Tricot, C., Two definitions of fractal dimensions, Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc., 1982, 91(1): 57.[10]Oxtoby, J., Measure and Category, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1980.[11]Feng Dejun, Hua Su, Wen Zhiying, Some relations between pre-packing measure and packing measure, Bull. London. Math.Soc., 1999, 31: 665.

  10. Characterization of prepared In2O3 thin films: The FT-IR, FT-Raman, UV-Visible investigation and optical analysis.

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    Panneerdoss, I Joseph; Jeyakumar, S Johnson; Ramalingam, S; Jothibas, M

    2015-08-01

    In this original work, the Indium oxide (In2O3) thin film is deposited cleanly on microscope glass substrate at different temperatures by spray pyrolysis technique. The physical properties of the films are characterized by XRD, SEM, AFM and AFM measurements. The spectroscopic investigation has been carried out on the results of FT-IR, FT-Raman and UV-Visible. XRD analysis exposed that the structural transformation of films from stoichiometric to non-stoichiometric orientation of the plane vice versa and also found that, the film is polycrystalline in nature having cubic crystal structure with a preferred grain orientation along (222) plane. SEM and AFM studies revealed that, the film with 0.1M at 500°C has spherical grains with uniform dimension. The complete vibrational analysis has been carried out and the optimized parameters are calculated using HF and DFT (CAM-B3LYP, B3LYP and B3PW91) methods with 3-21G(d,p) basis set. Furthermore, NMR chemical shifts are calculated by using the gauge independent atomic orbital (GIAO) technique. The molecular electronic properties; absorption wavelengths, excitation energy, dipole moment and frontier molecular orbital energies, molecular electrostatic potential energy (MEP) analysis and Polarizability first order hyperpolarizability calculations are performed by time dependent DFT (TD-DFT) approach. The energy excitation on electronic structure is investigated and the assignment of the absorption bands in the electronic spectra of steady compound is discussed. The calculated HOMO and LUMO energies showed the enhancement of energy gap by the addition of substitutions with the base molecule. The thermodynamic properties (heat capacity, entropy, and enthalpy) at different temperatures are calculated and interpreted in gas phase. PMID:25827760

  11. Semi-analytical description of clumping factor and cosmic microwave background free-free distortions from reionization

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    Trombetti, T.; Burigana, C.

    2014-01-01

    The density contrast of the Universe, parametrized in terms of the matter power spectrum and its variance, can amplify the signal of the free-free process in the plasma. The damping of fluctuations on scales smaller than the dark matter particle free streaming scale corresponds to a suppression of the total matter power spectrum on large wavenumbers k. We derive the time evolution of the variance of the matter power spectrum for various cosmological models and parameters by numerically computing the power spectrum with a modified version of the Boltzmann code CAMB, for different values of the cut-off parameter kmax. Suitable analytical approximations of the numerical results are presented. We then characterize the cosmic microwave background (CMB) free-free spectral distortion accounting for the amplification effect coming from clumping factor. Indeed, the clumpiness, associated with the density contrast of the intergalactic medium, increases at decreasing redshift. The analysis is carried out for selected astrophysical and phenomenological cosmological reionization histories for which we evaluate the impact of the clumping factor on the free-free distortion and discuss the wavelength dependence of the predicted signal. Finally, we address a comparison with other classes of unavoidable CMB spectral distortions and future observational perspectives. While Comptonization from reionization is dominant at high frequencies, the free-free signal predicted in the considered models contributes to the distortion at a level of few (few tens) per cent at frequencies below ˜25 GHz (˜10 GHz) and represents the main signature below ˜4 GHz. The cosmological signal from the H I 21-cm background is found to prevail over the free-free distortion in a restricted, model-dependent frequency window between ˜0.1 and ˜0.2 GHz.

  12. SEMI SINTESIS SENYAWA 2,4,6-TRINITROFENILHIDRAZON KALANON DAN UJI AKTIVITAS TERHADAP SEL LEUKIMIA L1210

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    Full Text Available Kalanon adalah senyawa antikanker yang diisolasi dari Calophyllum biflorum Hends dan Ws. Aktivitas kalanon terhadap sel leukemia L1210 masih rendah yakni dengan niali IC50 = 59,4 ug/mL. Suatu senyawa dikatakan aktif sebagai antikanker jjika memiliki nilai IC50 di bawah 10 ug/mL. Penelitian ini ditujukan untuk mensintesis senyawa turunan kalanon dan diharapkan diperoleh senyawa baru yang mempunyai aktivitas lebih tinggi dibandingkan senyawa asal kalanon. Senyawa turunan kalanon diperoleh melalui reaksi antara kalanon dengan 2,4,6-trinitrofenilhidrazin. Reaksi dilakukan pada suhu 78 oC selama delapan jam. Analisis pendahuluan senyawa hasil sintesis dilakukan dengan metode kromatografi lapis tipis (KLT menggunakan eluen n-heksana dan etil asetat (2:1, v/v. Pemurnian senyawa hasil sintesis menggunakan teknik rekristalisasi dengan pelarut n-heksana dan diklorometan (3:1, v/v. Senyawa hasil sintesis diperoleh dengan Rf = 0,6609 dan rendemen 5,125 % ( b/b serta berupa kristal berwarna coklat. Identifikasi senyawa hasil sintesis dilakukan dengan spektrometer massa dan spektrofotometer IR. Hasil identifikasi menunjukkan bahwa senyawa hasil sintesis yang diharapkan telah terbentuk. Data spektrometer massa diperoleh ion molekul M+ = 647 dengan lepasnya molekul H2. Fragmen-fragmen yang terbentuk adalah pada m/e = 504, m/e = 479, m/e = 451, m/e = 429, m/e = 405, m/e = 377, m/e = 341, m/e = 316, m/e = 281, m/e = 253, m/e = 233, m/e = 207, m/e = 177, m/e = 156, m/e = 135, m/e = 96, m/e = 73, dan m/e = 41. Hasil spektrofotometer IR menunjukkan pita serapan pada 1654.8 cm-1 yang merupakan daerah regang ikatan rangkap C=N, pita serapan pada 3000 cm-1 – 3400 cm-1 adalah pita getaran OH fenol dan pita pada 1380 cm-1 menunjukkan rentangan simetri gugus nitro (NO2. Hasil uji sitotoksik terhadap sel leukemia L1210 menghasilkan nilai IC50 sebesr 47.69 μg/ml.

  13. Six centuries of anthropogenic forest change on a Polynesian high island: Archaeological charcoal records from the Marquesas Islands

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    Huebert, Jennifer M.; Allen, Melinda S.

    2016-04-01

    It is widely recognised that Polynesian settlers developed central Pacific islands into productive economic landscapes, but the character and tempo of these transformations are poorly understood. Archaeological wood charcoal assemblages are uniquely suited to inform on landscape change, especially when the principal food crops were arboreal. We use a large archaeological charcoal collection, drawn from numerous geographically and functionally varied contexts, to develop a multi-scalar vegetation history of Marquesas Islands' lowland forests. Our aims were to: 1) reveal historical patterns of plant biogeography, including introductions by Polynesian settlers; 2) detail the nature and timing of anthropogenic impacts on native Marquesan forests; and 3) track the emergence of economically productive arboreal landscapes. A collection of 6510 fragments identified to 59 taxa inform on a ∼600-year sequence of human activities. The earliest samples indicate rich forests were encountered by human colonists, comprised of a mix of dicotyledonous hardwood species and woody monocots. These included members of two now-extinct Sapotaceae genera, Planchonella and cf. Sideroxylon, along with Allophylus, a Sapindaceae apparently extirpated from Nuku Hiva. Two important coastal trees, Calophyllum inophyllum and Thespesia populnea, also appear to be indigenous. Polynesian impacts were rapid and widespread, irrevocably altering the indigenous vegetation and disrupting native ecosystems. Samples from later occupations document on-going modifications to lowland vegetation communities. This included inter-valley variability in the timing of transformations and the development of mosaic formations, comprised of native forest interspersed with areas of cultivation and habitation. By 1650 CE, low and mid-elevation vegetation was extensively remodelled, as anthropogenic forests of Artocarpus altilis (breadfruit), Inocarpus fagifer (Tahitian chestnut), and other economic species became widely

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  15. Production and comparison of fuel properties, engine performance, and emission characteristics of biodiesel from various non-edible vegetable oils: A review

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    Highlights: • Overview of current energy situation. • Overview of biology, distribution and chemistry of various non-edible oil resources. • Comparison of fuel properties of various biodiesels produced from various non-edible oils. • Comparison of engine performance and emission characteristics of reviewed biodiesels. - Abstract: Energy demand is increasing dramatically because of the fast industrial development, rising population, expanding urbanization, and economic growth in the world. To fulfill this energy demand, a large amount of fuel is widely used from different fossil resources. Burning of fossil fuels has caused serious detrimental environmental consequences. The application of biodiesel has shown a positive impact in resolving these issues. Edible vegetable oils are one of the potential feedstocks for biodiesel production. However, as the use of edible oils will jeopardize food supplies and biodiversity, non-edible vegetable oils, also known as second-generation feedstocks, are considered potential substitutes of edible food crops for biodiesel production. This paper introduces some species of non-edible vegetables whose oils are potential sources of biodiesel. These species are Pongamia pinnata (karanja), Calophyllum inophyllum (Polanga), Maduca indica (mahua), Hevea brasiliensis (rubber seed), Cotton seed, Simmondsia chinesnsis (Jojoba), Nicotianna tabacum (tobacco), Azadirachta indica (Neem), Linum usitatissimum (Linseed) and Jatropha curcas (Jatropha). Various aspects of non-edible feedstocks, such as biology, distribution, and chemistry, the biodiesel’s physicochemical properties, and its effect on engine performance and emission, are reviewed based on published articles. From the review, fuel properties are found to considerably vary depending on feedstocks. Analysis of the performance results revealed that most of the biodiesel generally give higher brake thermal efficiency and lower brake-specific fuel consumption. Emission results

  16. Democracia Liberal: uma novidade já desbotada entre jovens

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    Renata Florentino

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    Full Text Available Este artigo busca mostrar a relação da juventude brasiliense com a política institucional, revelando o que está por trás da rejeição aos políticos profissionais e às instituições que ocupam. Em vez de estereotipar a postura crítica destes e destas jovens, sem antes analisar serenamente o contexto em que essa crítica surge, procurou-se mostrar o lugar de fala, a arena política em que surge essa crítica. Nessa arena, encontra-se uma democracia institucionalizada, com eleições estáveis, mas que não corresponde às expectativas que foram geradas com a sua implementação, junto com uma população bem informada e impactada por ações governamentais ou a ausência destas. Sem louvores ou reprovações, há que se perguntar se esta descrença da política institucional revela apenas uma desconexão de mundos ou a abertura de espaço para o surgimento de novas formas de organização política. O artigo trabalha com dados da PNAD 2005 e o Índice de Desenvolvimento Juvenil da UNESCO sobre a caracterização da juventude de Brasília e dados do TSE, sobre o alistamento eleitoral facultativo entre jovens.This article intends to analize the relationship between the city of Brasília´s youth and the institutional politics. We show what is behind the rejection to professional politicians and to the institutions they control. Instead of stereotipyze the critical behavior of the youth, we first analyze the context where this refusal takes place. We find an established democracy, with stable elections, but not corresponding to the expectations created during its implementation, added to a population that is well informed about the youth, it is necessary to ask if this lack of trust on institutional politics shows disconected worlds or a opened space to the emergence of new forms of political organization. This article is based on 2005 PNAD (National Research by Housing sample data and the Youth Development Index of UNESCO, to describe the

  17. Extração de DNA genômico de tecidos foliares maduros de espécies nativas do cerrado

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    Márcia Nara da Silva

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    Full Text Available Grandes quantidades de contaminantes na amostra de DNA dificultam a obtenção de DNA genômico de qualidade durante a extração. A presença de polissacarídeos, fenóis e outros compostos secundários representa o principal problema com o procedimento de isolamento do DNA e sua aplicação subsequente, por inibir a atividade das enzimas Taq DNA polimera-se e enzimas de restrição. Neste estudo, descreveu-se um procedimento modificado baseado no hexadecyltrimethylammonium (CTAB, rendendo DNA genômico satisfatório para técnicas de manipulação subsequente, como reações de PCR e digestão com enzima de restrição. Nesse protocolo foram utilizadas diferentes concentrações de β-mercaptoetanol no tampão de extração (0,0; 0,2; 10; 15; 25; e 50 uL de β-mercaptoetanol/mL do tampão de extração: 100 mM de Tris-HCl, pH 8; 20 mM de EDTA; 1,4 mM de NaCl; 2% de CTAB; 1% de PVP, cujo procedimento foi aplicado no caso de folhas maduras e testado em Annona crassiflora (arati-cum, Eugenia dysenterica (cagaita, Anacardium humilis (caju-do-campo, Hancornia speciosa (mangaba e Caryocar brasiliense (pequi. O protocolo foi eficiente no isolamento de DNA livre de polissacarídeos e polifenóis, com rendimento do DNA com alto peso molecu-lar, utilizando-se concentrações a partir de 1% de β-mercaptoetanol no tampão de extração. O DNA isolado por esse método mostrou alta pureza, de acordo com as análises de digestão por restrição e amplificação por PCR.

  18. Survey of the radioactive background of some specimens of the biota of Rio de Janeiro coastal waters

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    The natural radioactivity of components known to be bioconcentrators of artificial radionuclides in the coast of Rio de Janeiro was determined by means of sistematical gross alpha and beta radiometry. These data constitute the pre-operational survey, determining the radioactivity levels of these organisms and permiting to establish basic values and their temporal variations, which will serve as a referencial for the detection of eventual increases in the radioactivity introduced in the marine environment during the operational phase of nuclear power plants. Uranium and Potassium were also measured in some samples. The maximum and minimum values obtained after six years of experiment, analysing 14 species of algae and 4 species of animals were: for gross alpha radiometry (0,454 + - 0,162)Bq/g in the ashes of the phaeophita Padina vickersiae and (0,473 + - 0,106)Bq/g in the cnidaria Bunodosoma caissarum, (0,067 + - 0,031)Bq/g in the clorophita Ulva Fasciata and (0,091 + - 0,060)Bq/g in the soft tissues of the bivalve Perna perna. The byssus of this animal presented the highest gross alpha concentration : (1,770 + - 0,708)Bq/g, probably due to its high Uranium concentration, which contributes with 71%, complexed with its main constituent, a scleroprotein. The gross beta concentrations were highest in the algae Chetomorpha antennina (6,63 + - 1,80)Bq/g and in the species Bunodosoma caissarum, with a mean value of (2,60 + - 0,74)Bq/g in the ashes. The lowest concentrations were obtained in the rodophita Plocamium brasiliense, (1,64 + - 0,36)Bq/g, and (1,04 + - 0,30)Bq/g in the byssus of Perna perna. By the theoretical concentration of 40K, calculated from potassium, the strong contribution of that radionuclide in the gross beta activity of the organisms is stressed. Seven samples of ashes were submitted to analyses by three different laboratories and the intercomparison results showed a reasonable agreement. (Author)

  19. Post-Flight Microbial Analysis of Samples from the International Space Station Water Recovery System and Oxygen Generation System

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    Birmele, Michele N.

    2011-01-01

    The Regenerative, Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) on the International Space Station (ISS) includes the the Water Recovery System (WRS) and the Oxygen Generation System (OGS). The WRS consists of a Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) and Water Processor Assembly (WPA). This report describes microbial characterization of wastewater and surface samples collected from the WRS and OGS subsystems, returned to KSC, JSC, and MSFC on consecutive shuttle flights (STS-129 and STS-130) in 2009-10. STS-129 returned two filters that contained fluid samples from the WPA Waste Tank Orbital Recovery Unit (ORU), one from the waste tank and the other from the ISS humidity condensate. Direct count by microscopic enumeration revealed 8.38 x 104 cells per mL in the humidity condensate sample, but none of those cells were recoverable on solid agar media. In contrast, 3.32 x lOs cells per mL were measured from a surface swab of the WRS waste tank, including viable bacteria and fungi recovered after S12 days of incubation on solid agar media. Based on rDNA sequencing and phenotypic characterization, a fungus recovered from the filter was determined to be Lecythophora mutabilis. The bacterial isolate was identified by rDNA sequence data to be Methylobacterium radiotolerans. Additional UPA subsystem samples were returned on STS-130 for analysis. Both liquid and solid samples were collected from the Russian urine container (EDV), Distillation Assembly (DA) and Recycle Filter Tank Assembly (RFTA) for post-flight analysis. The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and fungus Chaetomium brasiliense were isolated from the EDV samples. No viable bacteria or fungi were recovered from RFTA brine samples (N= 6), but multiple samples (N = 11) from the DA and RFTA were found to contain fungal and bacterial cells. Many recovered cells have been identified to genus by rDNA sequencing and carbon source utilization profiling (BiOLOG Gen III). The presence of viable bacteria and fungi from WRS

  20. Estrutura da vegetação herbácea em paisagens ciliares no sul de Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Aline Votri Guislon

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available As características estruturais e ecológicas da vegetação herbácea fazem com que ela seja sensível às alterações do ambiente, atuando como indicador da qualidade ambiental. No entanto, o estudo dessa comunidade ainda é incipiente em regiões neotropicais. Este estudo descreve a florística e os aspectos fitossociológicos da vegetação herbácea terrícola na mata ciliar de sete rios, no município de Urussanga, sul do estado de Santa Catarina, além de analisar e quantificar o status do conhecimento científico relacionado às herbáceas terrícolas no Brasil. Foram levantadas 320 unidades amostrais de 4 m², nas quais todos os indivíduos foram identificados e dados relacionados aos parâmetros fitossociológicos foram coletados. A amostragem resultou em 58 táxons, 38 pertencentes às angiospermas e 20 às samambaias, distribuídos em 25 famílias botânicas. Poaceae apresentou maior riqueza, com 11 espécies. Estruturalmente, destacaram-se Goeppertia monophylla (Vell. Borchs. e S. Suárez, Blechnum brasiliense Desv. e Heliconia farinosa Raddi. A forma de vida mais frequente foi a hemicriptófita reptante. Os resultados revelam uma elevada riqueza de herbáceas terrícolas adaptadas às condições climáticas das matas ciliares, contribuindo para a diversidade da flora regional. Quanto à produção científica, foram encontrados 50 trabalhos indexados nas bases de dados eletrônicas (1990 a 2015, com destaque ao ano de 2011, que teve maior produção científica enfocando as herbáceas terrícolas. Embora com baixo número, a quantidade de indexações tende a crescer, em virtude do avanço da tecnologia de acesso às bases de dados e pela crescente adesão de periódicos em portais de busca.

  1. Fitossociologia de cerrado sensu stricto no município de Abaeté-MG Phytosociology of the cerrado sensu stricto in Abaeté, MG, Brazil

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    Amilcar Walter Saporetti Jr

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available O cerrado tem sido objeto de discussão de grupos temáticos que estudam a conservação de biodiversidade no Estado de Minas Gerais. São inúmeras as áreas de conservação com vegetação de cerrado das quais não se têm informações a respeito de sua composição florística e estrutura. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar florística e fitossociologicamente uma área de cerrado sensu stricto, no município de Abaeté-MG. A área de estudo é um fragmento com 2 ha de cerrado sensu stricto, preservado como área de reserva da CAF-Santa Bárbara, situada nas coordenadas 19º05'S e 44º58'W, a uma altitude de 480 m, em leve depressão próxima de uma vereda. O clima pertence ao tipo Cwa pelo sistema de Köppen, com precipitação média anual de 1.400 mm. O solo é do tipo Latossolo Vermelho distrófico. Foram instaladas 15 parcelas de 200 m² (10 x 20 m, distribuídas sistematicamente ao longo de trilhas, distanciadas 10 m entre si. Foram amostrados todos os indivíduos lenhosos vivos com circunferência do caule ao nível do solo (CAS igual ou maior que 10 cm. O índice de Shannon foi de 3,590 e a equabilidade foi de 0,804, considerados comuns para cerrados bem conservados. Foram amostrados 1.339 indivíduos, sendo a composição florística constituída por 85 espécies, distribuídas em 44 famílias. As famílias com maior número de espécies foram Leguminosae Caesalpinioideae com sete espécies, Annonaceae com cinco, Myrtaceae, Malpighiaceae, Erythroxylaceae, Anacardiaceae, Rubiaceae e Bignoniaceae com quatro, seguidas de Vochysiaceae e Leguminosae Papilionoideae com três. As espécies que apresentaram o maior valor de importância (VI foram Xylopia aromatica (Lam. Mart. (22,21, Myrcia lingua Berg (18,18 Caryocar brasiliense Cambess. (17,91, Eugenia dysenterica DC. (17,58, Byrsonima intermedia A. Juss. (13,69 e Brosimum gaudichaudii Trécul (11,86.The cerrado has been a topic of discussion of thematic groups studying biodiversity

  2. Resistência de espécies e cultivares de algodão (Gossypium spp. ao herbicida diuron Resistance of cotton species and cultivars to the herbicide diuron

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    N. E. de M. Beltrão

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    Full Text Available Objetivando-se a verificação da resistência de genótipos de algodão ao herbicida diuron, foi conduzido um ensaio de casa-de-vegetação, na Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG. Utilizaram-se representantes das espécies G. hirsutum latifolium Hutch. (IAC-17 e BR-1, G. hirsutum marie galante Hutch. (C-71 e G. barbadense brasiliense Hutch . (Rim-de -Boi. O ensaio foi delineado em blocos ao acaso, com parcelas subdivididas e com quatro repetições. As parcelas foram as doses do herbicida 0,000; 0,048; 0,096; 0,357; 0,714 e 1,428 kg/ ha, aplicadas quando as plantas estavam no estádio de uma a duas folhas verdadeiras, na superfície do substrato, que foi de areia de rio lavada, evitando-se o contacto com a fitomassa hidratada epígea das plantas. As sub parcelas foram os genótipos de algodoeiro. Cada parcela era representada por uma caixa de madeira de 37,2cm x 40,7cm x 11,0cm de dimensões, preenchida com areia de rio, onde foram colocadas as sementes, por linha, de cada genótipo, previamente tratadas com ácido sulfúrico. Os resultados mostraram que os cultivar es IAC- 17 e BR-1 foram mais resistentes ao estresse químico causado pelo herbicida, que os demais genótipos testados, conforme foi revelado pelos valores obtidos para as variáveis: grau de fitotoxicidade, 15 dias após a aplicação do produto, altura plantular, peso da fitomassa hidratada, peso da fitomassa, taxa de elongação caulinar e taxa de crescimento relativo em fitomassa hidratada epígea. O cultivar Rim-de -Boi mostrou-se o mais sensível ao diuron tendo-se verificado que, com uma dose de 0,096 kg/ ha, o estresse já se transformava em dano. O cultivar C-71, que é um polihíbrico natural, envolvendo os genomas do G. hirsutum latifolium e do G. barbadense, apresentou -se intermediária, no que se refere à capacidade de resistir ao estress e químico provocado pelo diuron. Tais resultados evidenciam que na recomendação de doses do diuron para a cultura do

  3. Sticking to (first) principles: quantum molecular dynamics and Bayesian probabilistic methods to simulate aquatic pollutant absorption spectra.

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    Trerayapiwat, Kasidet; Ricke, Nathan; Cohen, Peter; Poblete, Alex; Rudel, Holly; Eustis, Soren N

    2016-08-10

    This work explores the relationship between theoretically predicted excitation energies and experimental molar absorption spectra as they pertain to environmental aquatic photochemistry. An overview of pertinent Quantum Chemical descriptions of sunlight-driven electronic transitions in organic pollutants is presented. Second, a combined molecular dynamics (MD), time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) analysis of the ultraviolet to visible (UV-Vis) absorption spectra of six model organic compounds is presented alongside accurate experimental data. The functional relationship between the experimentally observed molar absorption spectrum and the discrete quantum transitions is examined. A rigorous comparison of the accuracy of the theoretical transition energies (ΔES0→Sn) and oscillator strength (fS0→Sn) is afforded by the probabilistic convolution and deconvolution procedure described. This method of deconvolution of experimental spectra using a Gaussian Mixture Model combined with Bayesian Information Criteria (BIC) to determine the mean (μ) and standard deviation (σ) as well as the number of observed singlet to singlet transition energy state distributions. This procedure allows a direct comparison of the one-electron (quantum) transitions that are the result of quantum chemical calculations and the ensemble of non-adiabatic quantum states that produce the macroscopic effect of a molar absorption spectrum. Poor agreement between the vertical excitation energies produced from TD-DFT calculations with five different functionals (CAM-B3LYP, PBE0, M06-2X, BP86, and LC-BLYP) suggest a failure of the theory to capture the low energy, environmentally important, electronic transitions in our model organic pollutants. However, the method of explicit-solvation of the organic solute using the quantum Effective Fragment Potential (EFP) in a density functional molecular dynamics trajectory simulation shows promise as a robust model of the hydrated organic

  4. Packing of Large Two- and Three-Photon Activity Into Smallest Possible Unsymmetrical Fluorene Chromophores.

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    Kundi, Varun; Thankachan, Pompozhi Protasis

    2016-05-01

    The quantum chemical study of one-, two-, and three-photon absorption (1PA, 2PA, and 3PA) properties for a set of compact fluorene derivatives (FD) with combination of different donor and acceptor moieties on both sides of fluorene ring system is presented. The main goal of the study is to pack large two-photon (2P) and three-photon (3P) activity into smallest possible chromophore. Linear, quadratic, and cubic response time-dependent density functional theory was used to calculate 1PA, 2PA, and 3PA properties, respectively. We used CAMB3LYP/cc-pVDZ level of theory for all the property calculations. The 2P and 3P transition probabilities were recalculated using two-state model approach and found to be in good agreement with the response theory results for first excited state. To include the contributions from higher states, the three-state model was also employed to recalculate the 2P transition probabilities and found to be in excellent agreement with response theory. The 2P/3P tensor elements were also analyzed to find reasons behind large 2P/3P activities. All the orbitals involved in transition processes were studied in detail by both molecular orbital pictures (qualitatively) and overlap diagnostic Λ-values (quantitatively). The study reveals that the novel fluorene derivatives FD-12 and FD-13 have shown large 2PA cross-section values of 1100 G.M. and 1030 G.M.; and 3PA transition probabilities of 6.10 × 10(10) a.u. and 4.85 × 10(10) a.u., respectively, for transition S0 → S1. The largest 3PA transition probability of 4.04 × 10(11) a.u. was found with FD-12 for S0 → S2 excitation. The linear relationship between Λ-values and 2PA cross-section values was also studied. PMID:27054876

  5. Why do TD-DFT excitation energies of BODIPY/Aza-BODIPY families largely deviate from experiment? Answers from electron correlated and multireference methods.

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    Momeni, Mohammad R; Brown, Alex

    2015-06-01

    The vertical excitation energies of 17 boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) core structures with a variety of substituents and ring sizes are benchmarked using time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) with nine different functionals combined with the cc-pVTZ basis set. When compared to experimental measurements, all functionals provide mean absolute errors (mean AEs) greater than 0.3 eV, larger than the 0.1-0.3 eV differences typically expected from TD-DFT. Due to the high linear correlation of TD-DFT results with experiment, most functionals can be used to predict excitation energies if corrected empirically. Using the CAM-B3LYP functional, 0-0 transition energies are determined, and while the absolute difference is improved (mean AE = 0.478 eV compared to 0.579 eV), the correlation diminishes substantially (R(2) = 0.961 to 0.862). Two very recently introduced charge transfer (CT) indices, q(CT) and d(CT), and electron density difference (EDD) plots demonstrate that CT does not play a significant role for most of the BODIPYs examined and, thus, cannot be the source of error in TD-DFT. To assess TD-DFT methods, vertical excitation energies are determined utilizing TD-HF, configuration interaction CIS and CIS(D), equation of motion EOM-CCSD, SAC-CI, and Laplace-transform based local coupled-cluster singles and approximate doubles LCC2* methods. Moreover, multireference CASSCF and CASPT2 vertical excitation energies were also obtained for all species (except CASPT2 was not feasible for the four largest systems). The SAC-CI/cc-pVDZ, LCC2*/cc-pVDZ, and CASPT2/cc-pVDZ approaches are shown to have the smallest mean AEs of 0.154, 0.109, and 0.100 eV, respectively; the utility of the LCC2* approach is demonstrated for eight extended BODIPYs and aza-BODIPYs. We found that the problems with TD-DFT arise from difficulties in dealing with the differential electron correlation (as assessed by comparing CCS, CC2, LR-CCSD, CCSDR(T), and CCSDR(3) vertical excitation energies for

  6. Florística e estrutura da comunidade arbórea de um remanescente florestal ripário no município de Guariba, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Floristic and structure of the arboreal community of riparian forest remain at Guariba municipality, São Paulo State, Brazil.

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    Nicole Maria Marson DONADIO

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    Full Text Available O conhecimento sobre a composição eestrutura de comunidades florestais é fundamentalpara embasar ações de conservação e restauração.O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar olevantamento florístico e descrever a estrutura dacomunidade arbórea de um remanescente florestallocalizado no município de Guariba, Estado de SãoPaulo. Foram alocadas 30 parcelas de 10 x 10 m,para amostrar os indivíduos arbóreos e arbustivoscom diâmetro à altura do peito (DAP ³ 5 cm.Foram encontradas 54 espécies, pertencentes a 47gêneros, distribuídos em 32 famílias botânicas,com índice de diversidade (H’ de 2,67 eequabilidade (J de 0,20. As famílias Meliaceae eFabaceae apresentaram maior riqueza em espécies.Calophyllum brasiliensis, Astronium graveolens,Scheffera morototoni, Xylopia aromatica eProtium widgrenii destacaram-se como as espéciesde maior valor de importância. Foram amostrados420 indivíduos. A presença de espécies do cerradosugere condição de ecótono e a dominância de umaespécie higrófila indica saturação hídrica em parteda área. A distribuição dos indivíduos em classesde tamanho revelou uma comunidade emregeneração com a maioria dos indivíduos com até15,0 cm de DAP e distribuídos entre 7 e 14,9 m,e com estoques de jovens tanto das espéciespioneiras como secundárias podendo garantir ofuturo da comunidade. Em termos sucessionais aárea estudada encontra-se em estádio de médiopara avançado.Knowledge of the composition andstructure of arboreal communities is paramount forconservation and restoration efforts. The mainobjectives of this study were to characterize thearboreal species floristic composition and describethe structure of the arboreal community of aremaining forest located at the municipality ofGuariba, State of São Paulo. Thirty plots of 10 x 10 mwere allocated. In each plot, diameter and heightwere measured for each individual tree withdiameter at breast height (dbh ³ 5 cm. Fifty-fourspecies were

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

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    Adriana Sotero-Martins

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    Full Text Available A determinação da qualidade sanitária da carne de jacaré é um dos principais problemas no estabelecimento da cadeia produtiva deste animal, pois não existem protocolos no Brasil para esse tipo de carne. O abate e processamento da carne foram realizados em sistema simplificado e artesanal em balsa flutuante, com sistema de tratamento de água por filtração e produtos químicos. Os animais foram capturados por anzol, arpão, cambão e laço. Foram capturados animais de vida silvestre na região da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Piagaçu-Purus, na Amazônia Central, das espécies Melanosuchus niger e Caiman crocodilos, em três eventos de abate, com melhoria progressiva no protocolo de beneficiamento da carne. Foram feitas análises microbiológicas da carne, conforme descrito em normas e legislações brasileiras para a carne de pescado. Como resultados da pesquisa obtivemos melhorias na qualidade microbiológica da carne dos animais abatidos, conforme as medidas de vigilância sanitária que foram adotadas, passando de 57% de amostras aprovadas no 1º lote de abate para 76,5% no 2º lote e, no final, para 100% no 3º lote. Ocorreram diferenças significativas no comprometimento da qualidade sanitária da carne, com diminuição das reprovações das amostras. Os processos de captura dos animais, laço e cambão foram os que menos comprometeram a qualidade da carne, e animais com tamanho na faixa de 81 a 100 cm de CRC foram os que apresentaram menor risco de contaminação microbiológica. Podemos concluir que ações de vigilância sanitária como: higienização das mãos durante a manipulação da carne, melhorias na qualidade da água, abate de animais no tamanho mais adequado e captura por métodos menos invasivos contribuem para diminuição dos riscos potenciais de contaminação microbiológica da carne. =============================================== Determining caiman meat quality is a major problem when establishing the

  8. Ixodidas brasileiros e de alguns paizes limitrophes

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    Henrique de Beaurepaire Aragão

    1936-01-01

    Full Text Available The knowledge of the Ixodidae becomes every day, more and more important owing to the fact of the increasing number of diseases of man and animals they can transmit. In Brasil besides transmitting treponemosis, piroplasmosis and anaplasmosis to several domestic animals, the ticks are also responsible fo the transmission of the brazilian rocky mountain spotted fever (A. cajennense and Amblyomma striatum and they can also harbour the virus of the yellow fever and even to transmit it in laboratory experiments (A. cajennense, O. rostratus. The Brazilian fauna of ticks is a small one and has no more than 45 well-established species belonging to the genus Argas, Ornithodoros, Ixodes, Haemaphysalis, Rhipicephalus, Boophilus, Amblyomma and Spaelaeorhynchus. The genus Amblyomma is the best represented one, with 67% of all species of ticks known in Brazil. One of the most important species in the Amblyomma cajennense owing to its abundance and its wide parasitism in many vertebrates: reptiles, birds and mammals, incluing man, who is much attacked by the larva, the nymph and the adult of this species. The other ticks who attack the man are the Amblyomma brasiliense (the pecari tick, in the forests, and the Ornithodoros, especially the species. O. rostratus and brasiliensis. Other species can bite the man, but only occasionally, like Amblyomma fossum, striatum, oblongogutatum etc. Argas persicus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Boophilus are very important species not only as parasites but specially because they transmit several diseases to animals. Some of the ticks of the brazilian wild animals are now also parasites of the domestic ones and vice-versa. Arga persicus var. dissimilis is very common among the poultry and transmits the Treponema anserinum (gallinarum. Boophilus microplus is very abundant on our domestic and wild ruminants (Bos, Cervus, Mazama etc. and can also ben found on horse, dogs, Felis onca, Felis concolor etc., and it transmits to cattle

  9. Análise comparativa de fragmentos identificáveis de forrageiras, pela técnica micro-histológica Comparative analysis of identifiable fragments of forages, by the microhistological technique

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    Maristela de Oliveira Bauer

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, verificar, pela técnica micro-histológica, diferenças entre espécies forrageiras quanto ao percentual de fragmentos identificáveis, em função do processo digestivo e da época do ano. Lâminas foliares frescas recém-expandidas, correspondentes à última e à penúltima posição no perfilho, das espécies Melinis minutiflora Pal. de Beauv (capim-gordura, Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees Stapf. (capim-jaraguá, Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. (capim-braquiária, Imperata brasiliensis Trin. (capim-sapé, de Medicago sativa L. (alfafa e de Schinus terebenthifolius Raddi (aroeira, amostradas nos períodos chuvoso e seco, foram digeridas in vitro e preparadas de acordo com a técnica micro-histológica. Observou-se que as espécies apresentaram diferenças marcantes na porcentagem de fragmentos identificáveis e que a digestão alterou estas porcentagens em torno de 10 %; que o período de amos­tragem não influenciou a porcentagem de fragmentos identificáveis para a maioria das espécies; que a presença de pigmentos e a adesão da epiderme às células dos tecidos internos da folha prejudicaram a identificação dos fragmentos; e que a digestão melhorou a visualização dos fragmentos dos capins sapé e jaraguá e da aroeira, mas prejudicou a do capim-braquiária e, principalmente, a da alfafa.The objetive of this study was to verify differences among forages species in relation to the percentage of identifiable fragment as affected by the digestion process and season. Fresh last expanded leaf lamina samples of the species Melinis minutiflora Pal. de Beauv (Molassesgrass, Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees Stapf. (Jaraguagrass, Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. (Signalgrass, Imperata brasilienses Trin. (Sapegrass, and foliar laminas of Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa and Schinus terebenthifolius Raddi (Aroeira, sampled in the rainy and dry seasons, were digested in vitro and prepared according to the microhistological technique. The

  10. Lesões sequelares na laringe em pacientes com paracoccidiodomicose Sequelae lesions in the larynxes of patients with paracoccidioidomycosis

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    Jose Mauricio Lopes Neto

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available A Paracoccidioidomicose (PCM é uma doença sistêmica que em sua forma sequelar se caracteriza por manifestações clínicas relacionadas às alterações anatômicas ou funcionais de órgãos e sistemas comprometidos no período de estado. OBJETIVO: Descrever as alterações anatômicas e funcionais laríngeas sequelares em pacientes com paracoccidioidomicose. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo, sendo avaliados 49 pacientes do sexo masculino, na faixa etária de 30 a 60 anos, entre 1999 a 2004, com diagnóstico de PCM em acompanhamento pela disciplina de Moléstias Infecciosas e Parasitárias, confirmado pela demonstração do fungo em escarro, exame citológico ou histopatológico. RESULTADOS: As pregas vocais foram a estrutura laríngea mais afetada, em 67% dos pacientes verificaram-se alterações. A epiglote estava acometida em 55% dos casos. As pregas ariepiglóticas tinham modificações em 53% dos pacientes. As pregas vestibulares estavam alteradas em 46% dos casos. Em 40% dos casos verificaram-se alterações em aritenoides. Na fonação, 28% tinham limitação ao movimento das cordas vocais, paresia unilateral ocorreu em 4% casos. Em 24% havia restrição da luz supraglótica e 4% tinham estenose glótica, sendo que 2% precisaram de traqueotomia. CONCLUSÃO: As lesões sequelares na laringe devido à infecção pelo P. brasilienses são extensas e causam restrições funcionais na maioria dos casos.Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM is a systemic disease that in its aftermath form is characterized by clinical manifestations related to anatomic or functional sequelae of organs and systems affected during the period of state. AIM: To describe the anatomical and functional sequelae in patients with treated laryngeal PCM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study. We reviewed the charts from of 49 male patients, aged between 30 to 60 years, diagnosed with laryngeal PCM during the period of 1999 to 2004. In all patients the diagnosis of

  11. Boa leitura!

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    Ana Lúcia Enne

    2011-01-01

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    Prezado leitor,

    Neste número, a Ciberlegenda traz três artigos voltados para os campos do cinema e da imagem, abordados em múltiplos aspectos. Assim, abrem nossa edição de julho os textos de Alexandre Rocha da Silva e Vinícuis Pellenz, Gabriel Menotti e Cid Vasconcellos.
    O sempre instigante universo da cibercultura é o eixo que aproxima os trabalhos de Rodrigo Rodrigues e Aletéia Ferreira, ambos buscando pensar o lugar do individuo e das relações sociais em novos contextos.
    Por fim, fechando nossa edição, Danielle Brasiliense e Fernanda Lima Lopes oferecem importantes reflexões sobre o jornalismo, em sua relação com o senso comum e com o ethos profissional.
    Além de apresentarmos os títulos que publicaremos em nossa edição nº 18, aproveitamos este editorial para agradecer às inúmeras mensagens com elogios, críticas e apoio que recebemos desde o início de 2007, quando a nova Ciberlegenda foi colocada na rede. Todo esse feedback tem sido fundamental para a consolidação de nossa proposta.
    Sem dúvida, no entanto, nosso maior retorno tem se dado com a expressiva resposta às nossas chamadas para publicação. Temos recebido um significativo número de trabalhos, que, submetidos ao crivo cuidadoso de nossos pareceristas, são selecionados de acordo com a qualidade dos textos, a adequação das temáticas à proposta editorial da revista, a relevância, interesse e seriedade dos assuntos abordados. Assim, nossas edições finais têm sido o resultado de um criterioso processo.
    Visando, no entanto, à circularidade do conhecimento, o que, para nós, está ligado diretamente à proposta de publicarmos textos de qualidade com resultados de pesquisas e estudos, fazendo com que os mesmos cheguem a um público diversificado e ampliado, temos tido o cuidado de enviar, para os autores cujos textos recebem pareceres negativos, uma síntese dos problemas detectados, de forma a incentivar

  12. A Escola Brasileira de Choro Raphael Rabello de Brasília: um estudo de caso de preservação musical bem-sucedida Raphael Rabello's Brazilian School of Choro in Brasília: a case study in the well-succeeded musical preservation

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    João Gabriel L. C. Teixeira

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho faz parte de uma investigação mais ampla sobre a formação do campo artístico de Brasília que procura estabelecer os elementos do processo de educação sentimental dos artistas de projeção da capital federal. Enfoca o desenvolvimento e aceitação do "choro" enquanto gênero musical num contexto de contemporaneidade e numa urbe já denominada de capital nacional do rock. Mostra como elementos musicais tradicionais se combinaram para transformar a Escola de Choro de Brasília num caso bem-sucedido de educação musical. Insere a história desse gênero musical nas especificidades da criação artística da cidade e compara o seu destaque com o de outras áreas da criação cultural. Discute se haveria, realmente, uma forma específica brasiliense de "chorar" e apresenta uma síntese das carreiras de alguns de seus "chorões" mais famosos. Finalmente, apresenta algumas conclusões a respeito da afirmação de que, a despeito de sua curta existência (47 anos, a capital federal já teria se tornado em verdadeira "usina de talentos" e sobre o papel da Escola de Choro na confirmação ou rejeição dessa afirmação.This work is part of a wider inquiry on the formation of the artistic field in Brasilia, which tries to establish the elements of the sentimental education process of the federal capital artists. It focuses the development and the acceptance of choro as a musical genre in a context of contemporaneity and in a city already known as the national capital of rock and roll. The paper shows how traditional musical elements were combined to transform the School of Choro of Brasilia in a well-succeeded case of musical education. It inserts the history of this musical genre in the specificities of the artistic creation of the city and it compares its prominence with the one of other areas of cultural creation. It discusses if it would, indeed, have a specific way to play choro and it presents a synthesis of the careers of

  13. Cura espontânea da leishmaniose causada por Leishmania Viannia Braziliensis em lesões cutâneas

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    Jackson Maurício Lopes Costa

    1990-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam que durante 14 anos de trabalho clínico em campo, realizado nas comunidades de Três Braços e Corte de Pedra, Bahia, acompanharam 1.416 pacientes portadores de Leishmaniose Tegumentar Americana, cuja espécie envolvida na transmissão, é predominantemente a Leishmania Viannia brasilienses. A terapêutica utilizada rotineiramente nos casos é o antimoniato-N-metilglucamina (Glucantime. Contudo, 16 pacientes do sexo masculino recusaram-se a utilizar a medicação e 6 do sexo feminino encontravam-se em período gestacional, portanto não utilizaram o medicamento. Estes pacientes foram acompanhados por um período entre 4 a 12 anos, a partir do diagnóstico. Observou-se que em 9 pacientes (40,9% desta casuística, o tempo de cicatrizaçâo após o aparecimento da lesão, pode ser calculado em 6 meses de evolução. Quando se eleva a observação para 12 meses, temos que 19 pacientes (86,3% cicatrizaram suas lesões neste período. Em 3 casos (13,6% as lesões permaneceram ativas por mais de 12 meses. Conclui-se que os determinantes da cicatrizaçâo natural das lesões produzidas por Leishmania Viannia Braziliensis permanecem desconhecidos, dificultando para nós entendermos e compararmos aos efeitos das drogas utilizadas no tratamento da leishmaniose tegumentar.In field clinics in the comunities of Três Braços and Corte de Pedra, Bahia, we have attended 1.416 patients with tegumentary leishmaniasis in fourteen years, the predomi nant species in transmission is Leishmania Viannia brasiliensis (LVB. Because of the danger of metastasis with this infection treatment was routinely recomended with Glucantime. However sixteen patients refused injection therapy and six women were pregnant when seen and not treated. All patients were followed up in our clinic. All these patients closed their skin ulcers although one subsequently relapsed. Patients were followed up for variable periods (four to twelve years, after the diagnosis. In

  14. 用GGA密度泛函及其长程、色散校正方法计算各类氢键的结合能%Calculation of the Binding Energies of Different Types of Hydrogen Bonds Using GGA Density Functional and Its Long-Range, Empirical Dispersion Correction Methods

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    孙涛; 王一波

    2011-01-01

    We investigated eleven exchange-correlation energy density functionals including generalized gradient approximation (GGA) (PBE, PW91), meta-GGA (M06-L), hyper-GGA (M06-2X, B3LYP, X3LYP), LC-DFT methods (CAM-B3LYP, LC-wPBE, ioB97X), and density functional theory with dispersion corrections (DFT-D) methods (u)B97X-D, B97-D) for their performance in describing systems with conventional and non-conventional hydrogen bonds. After comparing the results using the benchmark CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pVQZ approach we found that the M06-2X and ca)B97X-D functionals provided the most accurate and reliable results for the fifteen systems studied in this work with strong, moderate, and weak hydrogen bonds. It is important to employ an appropriate basis set to predict the binding energy of hydrogen bonds for all DFT methods and we found that the basis set of 6-311++G(2of, 2p) or aug-cc-pVDZ is adequate. The effect of the basis set superposition error (BSSE) is relatively small for the DFT methods tested. All the methods except for coB97X and WB97X-D were found to produce equally accurate or even more accurate results without BSSE correction.%应用广义梯度近似(GGA) (PW91和PBE)、含动能密度的广义梯度近似(meta-GGA) (M06-L)、杂化泛函(hyper-GGA)(M06-2X、X3LYP和B3LYP)及其长程校正泛函LC-DFT(CAM-B3LYP、LC-ωPBE和ωB97X)和色散校正密度泛函(DFT-D)(ωB97X-D和B97-D),用多种基函数对15种不同强度的传统氢键和非传统氢键体系的结合能进行了系统的计算与分析.并与高精度的CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pVQZ结果比较发现:在上述各类泛函中,对于氢键结合能的计算M06-2X和ωB97X-D泛函较为精确与可靠,且没有必要使用过大的基函数,6-311++G(2d,2p)或aug-cc-pVDZ水平的基组就已足够,各类泛函所计算结合能的基组重叠误差(BSSE)均较小,除ωB97X和ωB97X-D外,其它9种泛函不经BSSE校正也能得到同样甚至更准确的结果.

  15. Locally primitive Cayley graphs of finite simple groups

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    FANG; Xingui

    2001-01-01

    . et al., Composition factors from the group ring and Artin's theorem on orders of simple groups, Proc. London Math. Soc. (3), 990, 60(): 89.[17]Kleidman, P. B., The maximal subgroups of the finite 8-dimensional orthogonal groups PΩ+8(q) and of their automorphism groups, J. Algebra, 987, 0(): 73.[18]Hall, M. Jr., The Theory of Groups, New York: MacMillan, 959.[19]Wielandt, H., Finite Permutation Groups, New York: Academic Press, 964.[20]. Weiss, R., An application of p-factorization methods to symmetric graphs, Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc., 979, 85() :43.

  16. 九种滇产药用植物体外抗菌作用及其活性部位的初步研究%in vitro Antimicrobial Activities of Extracts from Nine Medicinal Plants

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    林青雯; 左国营; 王根春

    2014-01-01

    Objective To determine the in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities of extracts from 9 medici-nal plants growing in Yunnan. Methods Plant materials were extracted with 80% EtOH. After the solvent was evaporat-ed,the resultant extracts were then extracted with petroleum ether,ethyl acetate,n-BuOH and water successively. All the extracts were subjected to screen of the antibacterial and antifungal activity by the agar hole diffusion test. The mini-mum inhibitory concentration( MIC)and minimum bactericidal concentration( MBC)were determined by serial dilution with a standard broth microdilution method. Results Among the 9 plant extracts,the ethyl acetate extracts of Garcinia xanthochymus Hook. f. ex T. Anders. and Calophyllum polyanthum Wall. ex Choisy,the ethanol and ethyl acetate ex-tracts of Mallotus philippensis(Lam. )Muell. Arg. exhibited higher inhibition against Staphylococcus aureus. Their in-hibition zone diameters(IZD)were 19 mm,and MICs were 128,1024,1024,256μg·ml-1,respectively. The ethyl ace-tate extract of Garcinia cowa showed strong activity against Pseudomonas aeruginos with IZD and MIC at 20 mm and 2048μg·ml-1,respectively. The ethyl acetate extract of Mallotus philippensis(Lam. )Muell. Arg. had higher activity against Extended-spectrumβ-lactamases(ESBLs)producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ,with the IZD and MIC at 17 mm and﹥2048μg·ml-1 ,respectively. The activities of the n-BuOH extract from Marsdenia tinctoria R. Br. against Esche-richia coli,ESBLs producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa ,Candida albicans,C. glabrata,C. tropicalis,Aspergillus Fumigatus were the highest with the IZD at 26,28,34,15and 38 mm,and MICs at 1024,256,512,1024,1024 and 128μg·ml-1 ,respectively. Conclusion The n-BuOH extract of Marsdenia tinctoria R. Br. shows promising broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity,especially to Aspergillus Fumigatus .%目的:测定9种滇产药用植物的80%乙醇提取物及石油醚、乙酸乙酯、正丁醇萃取部分体

  17. Petrographical and geochemical signatures of the Granja paragneisses (Médio Coreaú Domain, NW Ceará, Brasil

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    Silva, A. J.F.

    2014-12-01

    . Geochemical data also suggest that the precursor sediments of the Granja paragneisses derived from source areas of felsic to intermediate composition and were deposited in a tectonically active continental margin / continental island arc setting.El Complejo Granulítico de Granja (GGC, expuesto en el Dominio Medio Coreaú (NW del Estado de Ceará, Brasil, está constituido predominantemente por paragneises granatíferos con silimanita en cuyo seno se intercalan cuerpos lenticulares, discontinuos, de granulitas máficas y enderbitas. De acuerdo con los datos geocronológicos publicados, este terreno metamórfico de alto grado representa un segmento de un basamento Paleoproterozoico que fue intensamente retrabajado en el Neoproterozoico, durante la Orogénesis Brasiliense / Panafricana (600 Ma. Los paragneises de Granja son rocas con una fuerte foliación, caracterizadas por la alternancia de niveles oscuros, ricos en granate-biotita-silimanita, y bandas milimétricas leucocráticas cuarzo-feldespáticas interpretadas como resultado de fusión incipiente. Con el incremento del componente fundido, aumenta el espesor de los leucosomas concordantes y las rocas adquieren un aspecto estromático. A estas estructuras se superpone una foliación milonítica asociada a la última reactivación de la Zona de Cizalla de Granja, un accidente con dirección NE-SW y movimiento dextral que atraviesa la zona estudiada. Las asociaciones minerales y las texturas de reacción indican que después de alcanzar las condiciones de fusión parcial en la facies granulítica, las rocas sufrieron descompresión y enfriamiento. Con el fin de caracterizar la composición de los protolitos de los paragneises de Granja, se analizaron los elementos mayores y tierras raras de doce muestras de aquellas partes de los paragneises migmatíticos en los que la extracción de fundido parece haber sido nula o muy limitada. En el diagrama de clasificación de Herron (1988, las muestras se sitúan en la transici

  18. Estudos sôbre os órgãos odoríferos de alguns Hesperidae Brasileiros

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    Rudolf Barth

    1952-03-01

    Full Text Available 1. São descritas áreas de escamas nas asas do macho e da fêmea de várias espécies de Hesperidae brasilienses. 2. É considerada a corelação destas áreas as articulações entre as asas anteriores e posteriores. 3. Verificou-se que as áreas das escamas odoríferas da asa posterior têm origem nas áreas das escamas de ligação. Esta mudança de função é demonstrada pela forma das escamas em comparação com escamas de ligação em função. 4. É apresentada uma descrição detalhada da estrutura mais fina das escamas de ligação e das escamas odoríferas. 5. As borboletas de sexo masculino das espécies examinadas podem ser divididas de acôrdo com a ausência ou presença de órgãos odoríferos diferentes (v. tabela 1: 1. grupo: borboletas sem glândulas odoríferas especiais (tipo de Vehilius. 2. grupo: borboletas com sulco odorífero na asa anterior (tipo de Augiades 3. grupo: borboletas com dobra costal da asa anterior (tipo de Thanaos. 4. grupo: borboletas com órgão odorífero no metatórax (tipo de Achlyodes. 6. A fêmea de H 31 possui na memebrana intersegmental VII./VIII. escamas odoríferas de uma notável estrutura mais fina. 7. As escamas odoríferas são estudadas com respeito à sua estrutura fina e dada uma possível derivação da cerda da escama. 8. O estudo dos órgãos odoríferos é feito com respeito ao aumento da superfície destinada á evaporação pelas escamas e ainda á função protetora das escamas de cobertura e dobras cuticulares. 9. A evolução de órgãos odoríferos diferentes em diferentes partes do corpo indica uma evolução polifilética dos órgãos, o que tem valor sistemático na família bem limitada das Hesperidae. 10. Os machos de h 16 e H 130 possuem dois tipos de órgãos odoríferos especiais, a dobra costal e o órgão odorífero do metatórax com pincel-distribuidor na tíbia posterior. Nas espécies citadas e que têm parentesco, toma lugar uma evolução polifilética de

  19. Intoxicação experimental aguda por Senecio brasiliensis em ovinos e indução de resistência à intoxicação

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    Fabiane B. Grecco

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Ovinos são mais resistentes à intoxicação por Senecio spp. que bovinos e equinos. Para determinar se essa resistência é induzida pela ingestão de pequenas e repetidas doses da planta e se essa resistência é duradoura, foram realizados três experimentos com folhas e talos verdes de Senecio brasilienses. Para determinar a dose mínima que causa intoxicação aguda (experimento 1, foram administradas doses únicas de 60, 80, 90, 100 e 100g/kg de peso corporal (pc a cinco ovinos, respectivamente. Os animais que receberam 60 e 80 g/kg de pc de S. brasiliensis não adoeceram, porém o ovino que recebeu 80g/kg de pc apresentava fibrose e megalocitose discretas nas biópsias realizadas aos 90, 120 e 150 dias do término da administração da planta. Os ovinos que receberam 90 e 100g/kg de pc apresentaram anorexia, prostração, movimentos de pedalagem, dor abdominal e morte 12-48 horas após o aparecimento dos sinais clínicos. Na necropsia havia ascite, petéquias disseminadas e acentuação do padrão lobular hepático. Histologicamente havia necrose hemorrágica centro-lobular. No Experimento 2 a dose capaz de causar a intoxicação aguda foi fracionada e administrada em duas, cinco e 10 doses diárias para 3 ovinos, respectivamente. A dose tóxica fracionada não provocou sinais clínicos de intoxicação em nenhum dos ovinos, porém havia fibrose periportal e megalocitose moderadas nas biopsias realizadas aos 60 dias do término da administração da planta, as quais não evoluíram. O ovino que recebeu a dose fracionada em 10 administrações não apresentou lesões histológicas nas biópsias. Para determinar se os ovinos tornam-se resistentes à forma aguda da intoxicação (experimento 3, foram administradas doses diárias de 15g/kg de pc por 30 dias e 30g/kg de pc por 10 dias a quatro ovinos. No dia seguinte à última administração dois ovinos receberam a dose única de 100g/kg de pc de S. brasiliensis, mas não adoeceram nem

  20. Interaction of host-guest complexes of cucurbit[n]urils with double probe guests

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    MA; Peihua; DONG; Jun; XIANG; Shuangchun; XUE; Saifeng; ZH

    2004-01-01

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    2008-11-01

    ção Regina nos conta na seção de Galáxia. Na seção de resenhas, este número traz ainda análise de obras imprescindí­veis: Da Imperfeição, de J. Greimas, por Lúcia Teixeira; O instinto da linguagem, de Steve Pinker, por Mirna Feitoza; Interlab. Labirintos do pensamento contemporâneo, organizado por Lucia Leão, por Geane Alzamora; Transformação e Realidade: mundos convergentes e divergentes, organizado por Dulcimira Capisani, por Eluí­za Ghizzi; Tekstura: Russian essays on visual culture, organizado por Alla Efimova e Lev Manovich, por Jeová Rocha; Sinestesia, arte e tecnologia: fundamentos da cromossonia, de Sérgio Roclaw Basbaum, por Eufrásio Prates; Ática, Cidadania e Imprensa, organizado por Raquel Paiva, por Djalma Benette. Duas notí­cias: uma sobre a reunião da COMPÔS, Associação dos Programas de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação, e outra sobre a I Conferência de Semiótica, promovido pela Associação Brasiliense de Comunicação e Semiótica de Brasí­lia. Com essa gama de temas e problemas; teorias e abordagens, Galáxia preserva a seu leitor o direito de avaliar a performance por meio da qual tem enfrentado os debates de temas de sua área de competência e dentro de sua proposta editorial. Irene Machado Editora Cientí­fica

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    McSweeney, Kendra; Pearson, Zoe

    2009-09-01

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