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  1. SIMULACIÓN MATEMÁTICA DEL PROCESO DE SECADO DE LA GRACILARIA CHILENA (GRACILARIA CHILENSIS) MATHEMATICAL SIMULATION OF DRYING PROCESS OF CHILEAN GRACILARIA (GRACILARIA CHILENSIS)

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    Antonio Vega Gálvez; Cristian Tello Ireland; Roberto Lemus Mondaca

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar y modelar la cinética de secado por aire caliente del alga Gracilaria (Gracilaria chilensis) utilizando un secador convectivo diseñado y construido en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de La Serena a cinco temperaturas de bulbo seco (30, 40, 50, 60 y 70ºC) y velocidad de aire de 2.0±0.2 m.s-1. Para el modelado matemático se utilizan tres modelos empíricos (Newton, Henderson-Pabis & Page). Durante el experimento se observa solamente el periodo ...

  2. SIMULACIÓN MATEMÁTICA DEL PROCESO DE SECADO DE LA GRACILARIA CHILENA (GRACILARIA CHILENSIS MATHEMATICAL SIMULATION OF DRYING PROCESS OF CHILEAN GRACILARIA (GRACILARIA CHILENSIS

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    Antonio Vega Gálvez

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar y modelar la cinética de secado por aire caliente del alga Gracilaria (Gracilaria chilensis utilizando un secador convectivo diseñado y construido en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de La Serena a cinco temperaturas de bulbo seco (30, 40, 50, 60 y 70ºC y velocidad de aire de 2.0±0.2 m.s-1. Para el modelado matemático se utilizan tres modelos empíricos (Newton, Henderson-Pabis & Page. Durante el experimento se observa solamente el periodo de velocidad decreciente, por lo que se utiliza la ecuación de la segunda Ley de Fick para el cálculo de la difusividad efectiva de agua. El proceso de secado presenta humedades finales entre 0.096 g agua/g m.s y 0.061 g agua/g m.s para 30ºC y 70ºC, respectivamente. Tanto la difusividad como los parámetros cinéticos k1, k2 y k3 de los modelos propuestos presentan dependencia con la temperatura y al evaluarlos con la ecuación de Arrhenius se obtienen energías de activación de 39.92, 33.85, 33.49 y 33.83 kJ·mol-1, respectivamente. De acuerdo a los análisis estadísticos que se utilizan (r2, SSE, RMSE y X², el modelo de Page muestra la mejor calidad de ajuste sobre los datos experimentales, otorgando así una buena herramienta para el modelado de la cinética de secado industrial de la Gracilaria chilensis y el cálculo del tiempo de secado a diferentes temperaturas, con el fin de alcanzar un contenido de humedad comercial aceptable internacionalmente.The aim of this research is to study and to model the hot air drying kinetics of Gracialaria algae (Gracilaria chilensis, using a convective drier -designed and built at the Faculty of Engineering of Universidad de La Serena- at five dry bulb temperatures (30, 40, 50, 60 and 70ºC and an air velocity of 2.0 ± 0.2 m.s-1. Three empirical models are used for the mathematic modeling (Newton, Henderson-Pabis & Page. During the experiment, only a falling rate period is observed, hence the Fick's second

  3. Gracilaria chilensis(Gracilariales, Rhodophyta

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    Maximiliano D. Garcia

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Gracilaria chilensis es un alga roja agarófita perteneciente a la clase Florideophyceae. En este estudio se describe la formación de pelos en talos mantenidos en cultivo en agua de mar enriquecida, bajo condiciones controladas de luz y temperatura. La inducción de los pelos fue realizada colocando porciones de talos en un medio de cultivo carente de compuestos nitrogenados. Se emplearon técnicas de microscopía óptica y electrónica de transmisión y barrido. Los pelos se desarrollan a partir de células corticales ovoides grandes. Estas células formadoras de pelos (CFPs son multinucleadas, poseen pequeños plástidos y una abundante red de retículo endoplasmático de disposición apical. La formación de los pelos comienza con el desarrollo de una protuberancia, inicialmente cubierta por una pared multilaminar, la cual se rompe junto con la pared del talo, con la consecuente elongación de la protuberancia. El pelo queda establecido cuando se produce una citocinesis en la base de la protuberancia, formándose una conexión citoplasmática obliterada o “pit plug” asimétrica entre la base del pelo y la CFP. Los pelos son unicelulares, poseen una vacuola y numerosos núcleos. Tienen un crecimiento activo dejando, al caerse, una cicatriz de forma concéntrica en la pared. Se compara este proceso con el descrito en otras especies de la clase. En medios de cultivo carentes de nitrógeno, el crecimiento del talo de G. chilensis fue menor, aumentando el número de pelos.

  4. De novo transcriptome analysis of the red seaweed Gracilaria chilensis and identification of linkers associated with phycobilisomes.

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    Vorphal, María Alejandra; Gallardo-Escárate, Cristian; Valenzuela-Muñoz, Valentina; Dagnino-Leone, Jorge; Vásquez, José Aleikar; Martínez-Oyanedel, José; Bunster, Marta

    2017-02-01

    This work reports the results of the Illumina RNA-Seq of a wild population of female haploid plants of Gracilaria chilensis (Bird et al., 1986) (Rhodophyta, Gigartinalis). Most transcripts were de novo assembled in 12,331 contigs with an average length of 1756bp, showing that 96.64% of the sequences were annotated with known proteins. In particular, the identification of linker proteins of phycobilisomes (PBS) is reported. Linker proteins have primary been identified in cyanobacteria but the information available about them in eukaryotic red alga is not complete, and this is the first report in G. chilensis. This resource will also provide the basis for the study of metabolic pathways related to polysaccharide production. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Conserved and species-specific oxylipin pathways in the wound-activated chemical defense of the noninvasive red alga Gracilaria chilensis and the invasive Gracilaria vermiculophylla

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    Martin Rempt

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Chemical defense of the invasive red alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla has been studied and compared to that of the noninvasive but related Gracilaria chilensis. Both species rely on a wound-activated chemical defense that makes them less attractive to the herbivorous sea snail Echinolittorina peruviana. The chemical stress response of both species was monitored by LC–ESIMS-based metabolic profiling and revealed commonalities and differences. Both algae rely on a rapid lipoxygenase mediated transformation of arachidonic acid to known and novel oxylipins. Common products are 7,8-dihydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid and a novel eicosanoid with an unusual γ-lactone moiety. Several prostaglandins were predominantly formed by the invasive species. The role of some of these metabolites was investigated by surveying the attachment of E. peruviana on artificial food containing the respective oxylipins. Both algae species are defended against this general herbivore by 7,8-dihydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid, whereas the prostaglandins and the novel oxylipins were inactive at naturally occurring concentrations. The role of different oxylipins in the invasive potential of Gracilaria spp. is discussed.

  6. Tracing the trans-pacific evolutionary history of a domesticated Seaweed (Gracilaria chilensis with archaeological and genetic data.

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    Marie-Laure Guillemin

    Full Text Available The history of a domesticated marine macroalga is studied using archaeological, phylogeographic and population genetic tools. Phylogeographic and population genetic analyses demonstrated that the cultivated red alga Gracilaria chilensis colonised the Chilean coast from New Zealand. Combining archaeological observations with phylogeographic data provided evidence that exchanges between New Zealand and Chile have occurred at least before the Holocene, likely at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM and we suggest that migration probably occurred via rafting. Furthermore, the remarkably low microsatellite diversity found in the Chilean populations compared to those in New Zealand is consistent with a recent genetic bottleneck as a result of over-exploitation of natural populations and/or the process of domestication. Therefore, the aquaculture of this seaweed, based essentially on clonal propagation, is occurring from genetically depressed populations and may be driving the species to an extinction vortex in Chile.

  7. Tracing the trans-pacific evolutionary history of a domesticated Seaweed (Gracilaria chilensis) with archaeological and genetic data.

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    Guillemin, Marie-Laure; Valero, Myriam; Faugeron, Sylvain; Nelson, Wendy; Destombe, Christophe

    2014-01-01

    The history of a domesticated marine macroalga is studied using archaeological, phylogeographic and population genetic tools. Phylogeographic and population genetic analyses demonstrated that the cultivated red alga Gracilaria chilensis colonised the Chilean coast from New Zealand. Combining archaeological observations with phylogeographic data provided evidence that exchanges between New Zealand and Chile have occurred at least before the Holocene, likely at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and we suggest that migration probably occurred via rafting. Furthermore, the remarkably low microsatellite diversity found in the Chilean populations compared to those in New Zealand is consistent with a recent genetic bottleneck as a result of over-exploitation of natural populations and/or the process of domestication. Therefore, the aquaculture of this seaweed, based essentially on clonal propagation, is occurring from genetically depressed populations and may be driving the species to an extinction vortex in Chile.

  8. Nutrient uptake efficiency of Gracilaria chilensis and Ulva lactuca in an IMTA system with the red abalone Haliotis rufescens

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    Juan Macchiavello

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The current study examined the nutrient uptake efficiency of Ulva lactuca and Gracilaria chilensis cultivated in tanks associated with the wastewater of a land-based abalone culture. The experiments evaluated different seaweed stocking densities (1200, 1900, 2600, and 3200 g m-2 and water exchange rates (60, 80, 125, and 250 L h-1. The results show that both U. lactuca and G. chilensis were efficient in capturing and removing all of the inorganic nutrients originating from the abalone cultivation for all of the tested conditions. Furthermore, an annual experiment was performed with U. lactuca, cultivated at a stocking density of 1900 g m-2 and at a water exchanged rate of 125 L h-1, in order to evaluate seasonal changes in the nutrient uptake efficiency, productivity, and growth rate associated with the wastewater of a land-based abalone culture. The results confirmed high uptake efficiency during the entire year, equivalent to a 100% removal of the NH4, NO3, and PO4 produced by the land-based abalone culture. The growth rate and productivity of U. lactuca presented a marked seasonality, increasing from fall until summer and varying from 0.5 ± 0.2% to 2.6 ± 0.2% d-1 and 10 ± 6.1% to 73.6 ± 8.4% g m-2 d-1 for sustainable growth rate and productivity, respectively. We conclude that there is sufficient evidence that demonstrates the high possibility of changing the traditional monoculture system of abalone in Chile, to a sustainable integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system, generating positive environmental externalities, including the use of U. lactuca as a biofiltration unit.

  9. Caracterización del aceite de coquito de palma chilena (Jubaea chilensis

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    Torija, M. Esperanza

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The characteristics of the seeds from Chilean palm and the detailed composition of its fat are studied starting from 4 lots of seeds from the two regions being the major producers of Chilean palm seeds. From the proximate composition of the seeds a high content of fats is deduced with a mean value of 67.3%. The contents of proteins, carbohydrates and fibre were in the range of 7-11%. A detailed analysis of the fat indicates a high content of saturated fatty acids being capric, caprilic, lauric and miristic acids the major fatty acids. For this reason the presence of a high percentage of medium-chain triglycerides are detected in the triglyceride analysis. As for tocopherols, the fat contains low amounts of α-, γ- y δ-tocopherol with a total average of 84 mg/kg. Concerning phytosterols, the total content was around 1000 mg/kg being β-sitosterol and Δ7-estigmastenol the two major sterolsSe analizan las características generales del coquito de palma chilena y se estudia con detalle la composición de su aceite. Con este objetivo, se analizan 4 lotes de coquitos procedentes de las dos regiones de Chile donde existe mayor producción. La composición proximal del coquito indica un contenido muy mayoritario de grasa, con un promedio de 67,3% mientras los contenidos de proteínas, hidratos de carbono y fibra se encuentran entre el 7 y el 11%. Un análisis detallado de la grasa muestra un contenido elevado de ácidos grasos saturados (alrededor del 85% siendo los ácidos cáprico, caprílico, láurico y mirístico los que se encuentran en mayor concentración, lo que origina un elevado porcentaje de triglicéridos de cadena media. Respecto a los tocoferoles, el aceite contiene cantidades limitadas de α-, γ- y δ-tocoferol con un valor promedio total de 84 mg/kg, no detectándose la presencia de tocotrienoles. Respecto a los fitoesteroles, el contenido total es del orden de 1000 mg/kg siendo los esteroles mayoritarios el

  10. Reference hematological values in Argentinian terrestrial turtle (Chelonoidis chilensis chilensis)

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    Troiano, Juan Carlos; Silva, M. C.

    1998-01-01

    Se tomaron muestras sanguíneas de 150 ejemplares sanos de tortuga terrestre argentina (Chelonoidis chilensis chilensis) por medio de punción de la vena coccígea superior. Las determinaciones que se realizaron incluyeron recuentos de glóbulos rojos, leucocitos y trombocitos, hematocrito, concentración de hemoglobina, índices hematimétricos y fórmulas leucocitarias relativas, las que se compararon con otras especies de Testudinidae. No se observaron cambios estadísticamente significativos en lo...

  11. Studi Karakteristik Biopolimer Gracilaria Verrucosa Sebagai Bahan Penjerap

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    Ariyanti, Dessy; Nurcahyani, Intan

    2012-01-01

    The presence of heavy metals such as Cu in industrial wastewater can lead to the environment contamination. The algae Gracilaria verrucosa is intended to be the environmentally friendly polymer used in biosorption process of heavy metals Cu. In this research, the characteristics and adsorption ability of biopolymers Gracilaria verrucosa against heavy metals Cu was studied respectively. Results shown that the maximum biosorption capacity of Gracilaria verrucosa in adsorbing Cu2+ was 38.34 mg/g...

  12. Variabilidad genética y estructura poblacional del tunicado Pyura chilensis Molina, 1782, en la costa de Chile Genetic variability and population structure in tunicate Pyura chilensis Molina, 1782, in the coast of Chile

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    MARCELA P ASTORGA

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available El tunicado Pyura chilensis se ha considerado una especie de importancia ecológica, por concentrar una gran diversidad biológica en sus agregaciones y de importancia económica por ser un recurso de extracción por pescadores artesanales. Sin embargo, se han detectado cambios en la distribución y abundancia de sus poblaciones adjudicados a su sobreexplotación. Para llegar a establecer medidas de conservación de un recurso, es necesario entre otras cosas, conocer su variabilidad genética y su estructura poblacional, estimando los patrones y sus causas. Por lo tanto, en el presente trabajo se determinó el grado de variabilidad genética aloenzimática del piure P. chilensis y su estructura poblacional en base a tres localidades (Antofagasta, Talcahuano y Puerto Montt en la costa chilena. Los loci polimórficos obtenidos fueron Mdh-1 y Pgi-1. Los valores de Fst mostraron leve estructuración poblacional entre localidades (Fst 0,019 al igual que la prueba exacta de diferenciación genética (P = 0,031. Se observó diferenciación para la localidad de Puerto Montt en relación a las otras dos localidades en algunos de los dos loci. Los niveles de variabilidad observados en esta especie corresponden a lo esperados para otras ascidias. La estructuración genética poblacional puede ser explicada por una combinación de diferentes factores, entre los que destacan: (i el tiempo del periodo larval de 12 a 24 h, lo cual no facilitaría una amplia dispersión a lo largo de 2.500 km de costa y (ii las condiciones oceanográficas diferenciales entre localidades, junto a patrones de circulación cerrados que podrían llegar a restringir el flujo génico. Por último, proponemos que un conocimiento adecuado del grado de variabilidad, estructura y dinámica genética de las poblaciones son aspectos esenciales para tomar medidas de conservación de recursos explotados, tanto en ambientes abiertos como en áreas de manejoThe ascidian Pyura chilensis is an

  13. Observaciones sobre el comportamiento de Schroederichthys chilensis (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae)

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    Flores, Daniel; Adams, Grant D.

    2014-01-01

    Schroederichthys chilensis, the redspotted catshark or chilean catshark, is an endemic species to Peruvian and Chilean waters. Observations on its behavior in the National Reserve System of Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes – Punta San Juan and Paracas National Reserve reveal that it curls when threatened. This hypothesized survival strategy has not been previously documented in this species and we recommend further studies to elucidate this behavior. Schroederichthys chilensis, tiburón gat...

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

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    Cecilia F. Bessega

    2013-05-01

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

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

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

    2013-05-01

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

  16. Marine biomass research in Florida. [Gracilaria tikvahiae, Ulva Lactuca

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    Ryther, J.H.

    1983-01-01

    The red alga Gracilaria tikvahiae may be grown outdoors year-round in central Florida with yields averaging 35.5 g dry weight/sq. m/day, greater than the most productive terrestrial plants. This occurs when the plants are grown in suspended culture, with vigorous aeration and an exchange of 25 or more culture volumes of enriched seawater per day. A culture system was designed in which Gracilaria, stocked at a density of 2 kg wet weight/sq.m, grows to double its biomass in one to two weeks; it is then harvested to its starting density, and anaerobically digested to methane. The biomass is soaked for 6 hours in the digester residue, storing enough nutrients for two week's growth in unenriched seawater. The methane is combusted for energy and the waste gas is fed to the culture to provide mixing of CO/sub 2/ eliminating the need for aeration and seawater exchange. The green alga Ulva lactuca, unlike Gracilaria, uses bicarbonate as a photosynthesis carbon source, and can be grown at high pH, with little or no free CO/sub 2/. It can therefore produce higher yields than Gracilaria in low water exchange conditions. It is also more efficiently converted to methane than is Gracilaria, but cannot tolerate Florida's summer temperatures so cannot be grown year-round. Attempts are being made to locate or produce through selective breeding, a high-temperature tolerant strain of Ulva. 21 references.

  17. Las franjas electorales en la experiencia chilena

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    Juan Ignacio García Rodríguez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Expone la experiencia chilena sobre el establecimiento y regulación de las franjas electorales, para lo cual analiza la constitucionalidad de la franja, los principios involucrados, las disposiciones regulatorias, el papel del Consejo Nacional de Televisión, la jurisprudencia que sobre el tema ha sido emitida por el Tribunal Calificador de Elecciones y los retos que el sistema de franjas electorales enfrenta a futuro como lo es su aplicación a las elecciones primarias de los partidos políticos.

  18. Removal of cypermethrin with seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis

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    Wang, Zhaohui; Yue, Wenjie

    2015-10-01

    The removal of cypermethrin with a red macroalga, Gracilaria lemaneiformis, was studied under laboratory conditions. Results showed that the residue contents with G. lemaneiformis were significantly lower than those corresponding groups without the algal thalli after 96 h treatment. The removal rates decreased with increasing concentrations, which were about 50% without G. lemaneiformis after 96 h exposure, and increased to 89%, 73%, and 66% in flasks with G. lemaneiformis at the concentrations of 10, 100, and 1000 µg L-1, respectively. The amount of biosorption (absorption and adsorption) by G. lemaneiformis increased with the increasing concentration and exposure time. Adsorption was the main process for the removal by G. lemaneiformis, which accounted for 75%-97% of the total biosorption. However, biosorption only contributed 0.5%-19.3% to the total losses of cypermethrin, which was more efficient under the low concentration. Natural losses contributed the largest portion of losses, which was over 65% in all treatments during the experiment. The unknown pathway of removal, which might be the bio-decomposed by microorganisms attaching the algal thalli, also contributed a lot to the total removal. The results suggested that cultivation of G. lemaneiformis could significantly remove cypermethrin, especially at low concentrations, and large-scale cultivation of G. lemaneiformis has considerable potential of biorestoration of eutrophic and cypermethrin-polluted coastal sea areas.

  19. Assessment of Native Agar Gels Extracted from Gracilaria debilis ...

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    PhD thesis. University of Dar es Salaam. Buriyo, A.S. & Kivaisi, A.K. (2003) Standing stock, agar yield and properties of Gracilaria salicornia harvested along the Tanzanian coast. Western. Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 2: 171-178. Buriyo, A. S., Oliveira, E. C., Mtolera, M. S. P. &. Kivaisi, A. K. (2004). Taxonomic challenges and.

  20. Assessment of Native Agar Gels Extracted from Gracilaria debilis ...

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    Native agar gels extracted from Gracilaria debilis and G. salicornia harvested during the rainy and dry seasons, were assessed for culturing the microorganisms Micrococcus luteus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Pleurotus flabellatus. Agars extracted from plants harvested during the rainy season were suitable for culturing ...

  1. Replies in time: mnemonic relationship between Cartas Chilenas and Resposta às Cartas Chilenas

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    Sara Helena Quintino

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we focus on the mnemonic relationship between Cartas Chilenas, a work of the eighteenth century attributed to Thomas Antônio Gonzaga, and Respostas às Cartas Chilenas, written in 1991 by Napoleão Valadares. Working in the context of language studies, we adopt a route of discursive description and interpretation of this relationship, which highlights aspects of literary, ociopolitical and cultural memories. For this, we will use the notions of dialogism (Bakhtin and memory (Charaudeau, highlighting its three dimensions – the memory of signs, the memory of situations and the memory of discourse. We realize that the inclusion at memory of Respostas às Cartas Chilenas made to emerge - amid the satirical tradition and the denunciations of bad government - a set of sociopolitical values staged as arguments counter the government of President Fernando Collor de Mello. Thus, the relationship between mnemonic in these works contributes to the design the persuasive project of Valadares.

  2. Gracilaria spp. morphology cultured in brackish water pond Pantai Sederhana Village, Muara Gembong

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    Dinar Tri Soelistyowati

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Gracilaria spp. is a euryhaline species of seaweed which can live in the marine and brackish water. Development of Gracilaria spp. culture in Bekasi is potential because this seaweed can be cultured in ex shrimp pond by polyculture system. The objective of this research was to evaluate the phenotype morphological characteristic of Gracilaria spp. based on and its relationship with shrimp pond water quality. Sampling was done at three shrimp ponds with a salinity range at 13.7–19.2 g/L. Phenotypical characteristics of Gracilaria spp. consisted of colour and thallus morfometrics, while measurement of water quality consisted of physical and chemical charactersof shrimp pond. The result showed that Gracilaria spp. generally had light brown colour. At salinity higher than 13.7 g/kg, the number of secondary thalli increased, the distance among internode tertiary thalli declined, and the number of ramification index increased. Salinity showed a positive correlation with remification index which was 0.571. Keywords: Gracilaria spp., remification index, phenotype, salinity, brackishwater culture  ABSTRAK Gracilaria spp. merupakan spesies rumput laut eurihalin yang dapat hidup di laut dan di perairan payau. Pengembangan budidaya Gracilaria spp. di Bekasi potensial dilakukan karena memanfaatkan tambak bekas budidaya udang dengan sistem polikultur. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengevaluasi karakteristik fenotipe morfologi Gracilaria spp. dan hubungannya dengan kualitas air di tambak budidaya. Sampling dilakukan pada tiga tambak dengan kisaran salinitas 13,7–19,2 g/L. Karakterisasi fenotipe meliputi warna dan morfometrik talus Gracilaria spp., sedangkan parameter kualitas air meliputi karakter fisika dan kimia air tambak. Hasil menunjukkan talus Gracilarias spp. umumnya berwarna coklat muda dan pada salinitas di atas 13,7 g/L menunjukkan jumlah talus sekunder meningkat, jarak internode talus tersier menurun, dan indeks percabangan

  3. Observations on the behavior of Schroederichthys chilensis (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae

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    Daniel Flores

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Schroederichthys chilensis, the redspotted catshark or chilean catshark, is an endemic species to Peruvian and Chilean waters. Observations on its behavior in the National Reserve System of Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes – Punta San Juan and Paracas National Reserve reveal that it curls when threatened. This hypothesized survival strategy has not been previously documented in this species and we recommend further studies to elucidate this behavior.

  4. Cultivation and conversion of marine macroalgae. [Gracilaria and Ulva

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    Ryther, J.H.; DeBusk, T.A.; Blakeslee, M.

    1984-05-01

    Research was conducted on the development of an alternative ocean energy farm concept that would not be dependent upon deep ocean water or other extraneous sources for its nutrient supply and that could be located in shallow, near shore, and protected coastal ocean areas. There are five tasks reported in this document: determination of the annual yield of Ulva in non-intensive cultures; evaluation of the effect of carbon concentration on Gracilaria and Ulva yields; evaluation of spray/mist culture of Ulva and Gracilaria; species screening for the production of petroleum replacement products; and synthesis analysis, and economic energy evaluation of culture data. An alternative concept to open ocean culture is a land-based energy production system utilizing saline waters from underground aquifers or enclosed coastal areas. Research was performed to evaluate growth and biomass production of all macroscopic algal species that could be obtained in adequate quantity in the central Florida area. A total of 42 species were grown in specially adapted burial vaults. These included 16 green algae (Garcilaria 4 weekshlorophyta), 2 brown algae (Phaeophyta), and 18 red algae (Rhodophyta). Of these, the most successful and suitable species were a strain of Gracilaria (a red seaweed) and Ulva (a green seaweed). These two species have a high carbohydrate content that may be anaerobically digested to methane gas. Well-nourished Gracilaria will double its biomass in 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the season, water flow, and other variables. After its biomass has doubled (i.e., from 2 to 4 kg/m/sup 2/) the incremental growth is harvested to return the crop to a starting density. Enrichment of the new starting crop following harvest could conceivably be accomplished onsite at the seaweed farm, but the rapid uptake and storage of nutrients by depleted seaweeds makes possible a simpler process, known as pulse fertilization.

  5. Transcriptome profiling of sulfate deprivation responses in two agarophytes Gracilaria changii and Gracilaria salicornia (Rhodophyta).

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    Lee, Wei-Kang; Namasivayam, Parameswari; Ong Abdullah, Janna; Ho, Chai-Ling

    2017-04-24

    Seaweeds survive in marine waters with high sulfate concentration compared to those living at freshwater habitats. The cell wall polymer of Gracilaria spp. which supplies more than 50% of the world agar is heavily sulfated. Since sulfation reduces the agar quality, it is interesting to investigate the effects of sulfate deprivation on the sulfate contents of seaweed and agar, as well as the metabolic pathways of these seaweeds. In this study, two agarophytes G. changii and G. salicornia were treated under sulfate deprivation for 5 days. The sulfate contents in the seaweed/agar were generally lower in sulfate-deprivated samples compared to those in the controls, but the differences were only statistically significant for seaweed sample of G. changii and agar sample of G. salicornia. RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) of sulfate-deprivated and untreated seaweed samples revealed 1,292 and 3,439 differentially expressed genes (DEGs; ≥1.5-fold) in sulfate-deprivated G. changii and G. salicornia, respectively, compared to their respective controls. Among the annotated DEGs were genes involved in putative agar biosynthesis, sulfur metabolism, metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids, carbon metabolism and oxidative stress. These findings shed light on the sulfate deprivation responses in agarophytes and help to identify candidate genes involved in agar biosynthesis.

  6. Field studies on the photosynthesis of two desert Chilean plants: Prosopis chilensis and Prosopis tamarugo.

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    Lehner, G; Delatorre, J; Lütz, C; Cardemil, L

    2001-11-01

    Photosynthetic parameters were investigated in relation to light intensity (PAR and UV-B) in two Chilean Prosopis sp., Prosopis chilensis and Prosopis tamarugo in their natural habitats. The objective of this work was to compare the photosynthetic responses and to determine the degree of adaptation of both species to visible- and UV-radiation stress. One of the study sites was Refresco in the Atacama Desert, where P. tamarugo is an endemic plant and P. chilensis was introduced, and the other was Peldehue in the valley of Central Chile where only P. chilensis is present. Due to latitude, light intensity (UV-B and PAR) is higher in Refresco than in Peldehue. The parameters investigated in both species were photosystem II fluorescence, CO(2) assimilation, stomatal conductance, photosynthetic pigment composition, flavonoid absorption patterns and composition of chlorophyll-protein complexes. Fluorescence studies, CO(2) assimilation and stomatal conductance studies demonstrated that photosynthetic activity is more efficient and stable throughout the day in P. tamarugo than in P. chilensis in Refresco. Chlorophyll-protein complexes also seemed to be more stable in P. tamarugo than in P. chilensis. Photosynthetic pigment analyses indicated possible photodamage in P. chilensis trees in Refresco, but not in Peldehue. Such photodamage was absent in P. tamarugo. There was a considerable change in the flavonoid pattern between noon and afternoon hours in both species at both study sites. The physiological implications of these changes indicate that P. tamarugo is more adapted to high solar radiation than P. chilensis.

  7. Perturbaciones de los fuegos de verano en la palma mas austral del mundo (Jubaea Chilensis (mol. Baillon en microcuencas costeras de la Zona Mediterranea de Chile

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    Víctor Quintanilla Pérez

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    Full Text Available Uno de los principales factores de degradación de las microcuencas costeras de la región de Valparaíso corresponde a los incendios forestales, como también a la expansión urbana y a las obras de infraestructura, que han implicado una importante disminución de la superficie vegetal nativa y que posee especies de un alto valor geobotánico y endémico, como es el caso de la palma chilena (Jubaea chilensis. Esta palmera se encuentra en la formación del bosque esclerófilo de Chile central (30o-37oS., área en la cual ocurren la mayor parte de los fuegos vegetales durante el vera- no en el país. A través de los registros de incendios que comprende el período 2000-2012, se han definido en el área de estudio los sectores críticos con mayor impacto de los fuegos; información que es complementada con la aplicación de índices de vegetación (NDVI a partir de imágenes satelitales Landsat e imágenes Theos-I de diferentes temporadas de verano.

  8. Cultivation of native seaweed Gracilaria domingensis (Rhodophyta in Southern Brazil

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    José Pedrassoli Salles

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to study the cultivation of Gracilaria domingensis in a mussel farming urbanized area in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Relative growth rate was the parameter used to evaluate the cuttings attachment methods on the cultivation rope, cuttings density, cultivation period and cystocarpic versus unfertile thalli performance. The cultivation was feasible only when protected by net cages due to herbivory. The tie-tie attachment method presented the best results. No differences were observed when comparing the cuttings densities and reproductive phase. Future studies should evaluate the cost-effectiveness of producing the species in net cages and its potential as biofilter.

  9. Bioactivities from Marine Algae of the Genus Gracilaria

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    Full Text Available Seaweeds are an important source of bioactive metabolites for the pharmaceutical industry in drug development. Many of these compounds are used to treat diseases like cancer, acquired immune-deficiency syndrome (AIDS, inflammation, pain, arthritis, as well as viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. This paper offers a survey of the literature for Gracilaria algae extracts with biological activity, and identifies avenues for future research. Nineteen species of this genus that were tested for antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antihypertensive, cytotoxic, spermicidal, embriotoxic, and anti-inflammatory activities are cited from the 121 references consulted.

  10. Fate of Ingested Aristolactams from Aristolochia chilensis in Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)

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    We performed a sequestration study of aristolactams (ALs) from Aristolochia chilensis in Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) by examining the AL content of the plant, fifth instar larvae, osmeterial secretion, pupae, exuviae and feces. Aristolactam-I (AL-I) and aristolactam-II (AL-II) present in A. chilensis are sequestered by fifth instar larvae of B. polydamas archidamas. There is a preferential sequestration of AL-II, or a more efficient metabolization and excretion of ...

  11. Ramophialophora humicola and Fibulochlamys chilensis, two new microfungi from soil.

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    Madrid, H; Cano, J; Stchigel, A; Gené, J; Guarro, J

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    In a study on soil microfungi from different countries two new hyphomycetes were found. The first one, Ramophialophora humicola, isolated from a soil sample collected in Ronda (Spain), is characterized by producing profusely branched conidiophores ending in sterile, sometimes swollen apices, and subhyaline, dacryoid conidia borne from both integrated and discrete phialides with conspicuous collaretes. ITS sequence data reveal its relationships with members of the Sordariales and its genetic differences with other fungi morphologically close, such as Cladorrhinum spp. The second species, Fibulochlamys chilensis, isolated from a soil sample collected in LaJunta (Chile), is characterized by micronematous, clamped, mostly branched conidiophores producing thallic, one-celled, thick-walled conidia that exhibit strongly wrinkled surfaces in age. The analysis of partial sequences of the ITS region and 28S rRNA gene reveal that this fungus is close to members of the gilled Agaricales.

  12. The red seaweed Gracilaria gracilis as a multi products source.

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    Francavilla, Matteo; Franchi, Massimo; Monteleone, Massimo; Caroppo, Carmela

    2013-09-30

    In recent years seaweeds have increasingly attracted interest in the search for new drugs and have been shown to be a primary source of bioactive natural compounds and biomaterials. In the present investigation, the biochemical composition of the red seaweed Gracilaria gracilis, collected seasonally in the Lesina Lagoon (Southern Adriatic Sea, Lesina, Italy), was assayed by means of advanced analytical techniques, such as gas-chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and spectrophotometric tests. In particular, analysis of lipids, fatty acids, sterols, proteins, phycobiliproteins and carbohydrates as well as phenolic content, antioxidant and radical scavenging activity were performed. In winter extracts of G. gracilis, a high content of R-phycoerythrin together with other valuable products such as arachidonic acid (PUFA ω-6), proteins and carbohydrates was observed. High antioxidant and radical scavenging activities were also detected in summer extracts of the seaweed together with a high content of total phenols. In conclusion, this study points out the possibility of using Gracilaria gracilis as a multi products source for biotechnological, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications even although more investigations are required for separating, purifying and characterizing these bioactive compounds.

  13. The Red Seaweed Gracilaria gracilis as a Multi Products Source

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    Massimo Monteleone

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In recent years seaweeds have increasingly attracted interest in the search for new drugs and have been shown to be a primary source of bioactive natural compounds and biomaterials. In the present investigation, the biochemical composition of the red seaweed Gracilaria gracilis, collected seasonally in the Lesina Lagoon (Southern Adriatic Sea, Lesina, Italy, was assayed by means of advanced analytical techniques, such as gas-chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and spectrophotometric tests. In particular, analysis of lipids, fatty acids, sterols, proteins, phycobiliproteins and carbohydrates as well as phenolic content, antioxidant and radical scavenging activity were performed. In winter extracts of G. gracilis, a high content of R-phycoerythrin together with other valuable products such as arachidonic acid (PUFA ω-6, proteins and carbohydrates was observed. High antioxidant and radical scavenging activities were also detected in summer extracts of the seaweed together with a high content of total phenols. In conclusion, this study points out the possibility of using Gracilaria gracilis as a multi products source for biotechnological, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications even although more investigations are required for separating, purifying and characterizing these bioactive compounds.

  14. Morphological Characteristics and Habitats of Red Seaweed Gracilaria spp. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) in Santubong and Asajaya, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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    Othman, Muhammad Nur Arif; Hassan, Ruhana; Harith, Mohd Nasarudin; Sah, Amir Shah Ruddin Md

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    Red seaweed Gracilaria , one of the largest genus in Division Rhodophyta inhabits Sarawak coastal water. This study was designed to identify the species of Gracilaria using morphological approach and to assess selected water quality parameters in Gracilaria habitats. Three field samplings were carried out in Santubong and Asajaya, Sarawak from November 2013 to December 2014. Overall, three species were identified namely Gracilaria changii , G. blodgettii and G. coronopifolia , attached to net of cage culture in Santubong and root of mangrove trees in Asajaya. In addition, three different taxa of aquatic macroinvertebrates (polychaete, small crab, bivalve) and single species of red seaweed ( Acanthophora sp.) were observed in Gracilaria assemblages. An estimate of 37% to 40% of the upper part of the cage net in Santubong was covered by seaweeds and only 16% to 20% in Asajaya's mangrove. The study had provided better information on identification of Gracilaria and their habitat in Sarawak. Future work involving DNA barcoding of each species is in progress.

  15. ABSOLUTE GROWTH AND BIOMASS OF Gracilaria sp. THAT CULTIVATED UNDER DIFFERENT DEPTHS

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    Full Text Available There is significant increasing of seaweeds demand over the years that affect the development of seaweeds farming in Indonesia. Gracilaria sp. is one of the species that cultivated in Indonesia. There are some factors that affect the successful of seaweeds cultivation, one of them is cultivation depth. The research was carried out to study the effect of different depth on absolute growth and biomass of Gracilaria sp. Gracilaria sp. was cultivated under three different depths (30, 45 and 60 cm. The result shows that absolute growth and biomass were influenced by cultivation depth. The best treatment was cultivation at 30 cm of depth. Water quality measurements shows that research location is suitable for the growth of seaweeds.Keywords : Absolute growth, Biomass, Cultivation depths, Gracilaria sp

  16. Mechanical Properties of Gracilaria Lichenoides Reinforced Bioplastic Film

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    Othman, M.; Hasmida, N.; Halim, Z.; Jamal, N. A.; Khalid, K.; Zakaria, N.; Al-Bat’hi, S. A. M.

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    In this study, the mechanical properties of gracilaria lichenoides with additional of plasticizer and filler were evaluated. For samples with the addition of 5.5% of plasticizer, produced low tensile strength and this results is vice versa with elongation at break results. The tensile strength of the bioplastic continuously decreases from 14.8 to 2.7MPa as the plasticizer increases up from 1.5% to 5.5%. This phenomenon was analyses under scanning electron microscope (SEM), it shows that, the formation of pores and crystal agglomeration at sample with 5.5% glycerin. To alter these flaws, squid bone is introduce as filler to the bioplastic. Based on the analysis, additional of 6% filler content did alter the tensile strength up to 8 MPa with 3% of the elongation at break.

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

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

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

  18. Cell wall proteins in seedling cotyledons of Prosopis chilensis.

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    Rodríguez, J G; Cardemil, L

    1994-01-01

    Four cell wall proteins of cotyledons of Prosopis chilensis seedlings were characterized by PAGE and Western analyses using a polyclonal antibody, generated against soybean seed coat extensin. These proteins had M(r)s of 180,000, 126,000, 107,000 and 63,000, as determined by SDS-PAGE. The proteins exhibited a fluorescent positive reaction with dansylhydrazine suggesting that they are glycoproteins; they did not show peroxidase activity. The cell wall proteins were also characterized by their amino acid composition and by their amino-terminal sequence. These analyses revealed that there are two groups of related cell wall proteins in the cotyledons. The first group comprises the proteins of M(r)s 180,000, 126,000, 107,000 which are rich in glutamic acid/glutamine and aspartic acid/asparagine and they have almost identical NH2-terminal sequences. The second group comprises the M(r) 63,000 protein which is rich in proline, glycine, valine and tyrosine, with an NH2-terminal sequence which was very similar to that of soybean proline-rich proteins.

  19. Nitrogen recycling and methane production using Gracilaria tikvahiae: a closed system approach

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    Habig, C.; Andrews, D.A.; Ryther, J.H.

    1984-01-01

    The macroalga Gracilaria tikvahiae (Rhodophyta) was used in a closed system of materials to study methane production and nitrogen recycling. Twenty liter carboys served as digesters. The performance of these digesters mirrors results obtained with two- and four litre Gracilaria digesters with respect to optimal retention times for biogas production, methane content, and bioconversion efficiency to methane. Three groups of Gracilaria were cultivated in 850-L vaults to compare growth performance under three different enrichment treatments. These treatments consisted of an unfertilized group, a group raised on a typical commercial enrichment regime, and a group raised on the residues removed from the digester when additional substrate was loaded into the digester. The results indicate that growth of Gracilaria on the digester residue enrichment scheme is statistically similar to growth using a commercial enrichment mixture. In addition, the nitrogen content of the digester residue is described, along with nitrogen assimilation by Gracilaria and nitrogen recycling efficiencies. Both nitrogen assimilation and recycling efficiency closely parallel the ammonium content of the residue enrichment media. (Refs. 18).

  20. CONFIABILIDAD Y VALIDEZ DE LA VERSIÓN CHILENA DE

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes. En Chile, al igual que en otros países latinoamericanos, diversas modificaciones judiciales y el interés de los profesionales en sistematizar sus métodos de evaluación en psicopatía promovieron la traducción, adaptación y revisión de las propiedades psicométricas de la Hare Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R. Objetivo. Evaluar aspectos de la confiabilidad y validez de la versión chilena del PCL-R en población forense masculina chilena. Material y métodos. Se realizó traducción y retrotraducción de la escala con la autorización del autor y editorial; se constituyó una muestra de 293 sujetos varones penados que aceptaron participar en la investigación. Entre otros análisis, se contrastó el diagnóstico obtenido a ciegas con la PCL-R con el aportado por el equipo técnico de Gendarmería de Chile. Resultados. La congruencia interna medida con Alfa de Cronbach fue la siguiente: total =0,91; F1= 0,86; F2 = 0,87; F3 = 0,67; F4= 0,77. Valor Kappa ambos tipos de evaluaciones = 0,804; p < 0,001. Se obtuvo significativa asociación entre condición psicópata y reincidente (OR = 12,8; 95 % IC = 5; 33. El análisis factorial confirmatorio resultó compatible con el modelo de cuatro factores. Conclusión. Los resultados orientan a sostener la validez de la versión chilena de la PCL-R y la solución de cuatro factores para el constructo de Psicopatía medido con el instrumento.

  1. PROCESOS DE CANONIZACIÓN DE LA LITERATURA CHILENA

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo estudia los procesos de canonización en la literatura chilena y sus relaciones con las identidades socioculturales, desde la generación romántica de 1852 (ó 1842 hasta la última década del siglo XX, delimitando sus autores, textos y metatextos canónicos. La hipótesis que organiza el trabajo es que la literatura chilena se inició en torno a un canon único, que ha sido reemplazado a través del tiempo por cánones plurales, paralelos y contrapuestos.This paper studies the literary canonization processes in Chilean literature andtheir relations with social and cultural identities. Its purpose is to establish the boundaries of the texts and metatexts written by Chilean canonical authors, starting with the romantic generation of 1852 (or 1842 and ending up with the works published in the last decade of 'the XX century. The hypothesis of this essay is that Chilean literature can be said to have its origins focused on a single canon, which is later replaced by a series of plural, parallel and even opposite canons.

  2. Comparison of dairy desserts produced with a potentially probiotic mixed culture and dispersions obtained from Gracilaria birdiae and Gracilaria domingensis seaweeds used as thickening agents.

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    Tavares Estevam, Adriana Carneiro; de Almeida, Michele Correia; de Oliveira, Tiago Almeida; Florentino, Eliane Rolim; Alonso Buriti, Flávia Carolina; Porto, Ana Lúcia Figueiredo

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    Dairy desserts have emerged as interesting options for the incorporation of probiotics, bioactive ingredients and alternative sources of thickeners. This shows an opportunity to investigate the use of Gracilaria seaweeds in the formulation of potentially probiotic dairy desserts. This study aimed to compare the effects of dispersions obtained from Gracilaria domingensis and Gracilaria birdiae used as thickening agents on texture properties of dairy desserts fermented with SAB 440-A, composed of the starter Streptococcus thermophilus and the potential probiotics Bifidobacterium animalis and Lactobacillus acidophilus, and also to study their physicochemical characteristics, microbial viability and sensory acceptability. No significant differences between desserts with G. birdiae or G. domingensis dispersions regarding total solids, ash and fat content, as well as pH, titratable acidity, the viability of the microorganisms of the mixed culture and sensory acceptability were verified (P > 0.05). Nonetheless, the dessert with G. domingensis dispersion showed higher dietary fibre content and significantly increased firmness than the one produced with G. birdiae (P < 0.05). Moreover, B. animalis was able to maintain higher populations, above 7 log cfu g -1 during 21 days of storage of desserts, in the presence of either G. birdiae or G. domingensis dispersions, despite the fact that L. acidophilus has shown low viability in the final products. Therefore, the G. domingensis dispersion is suitable to be used as a thickening agent to produce dairy desserts with enhanced firmness and good sensory acceptability, it being also advisable to use only B. animalis as a probiotic for this product.

  3. Manganese speciation in Diplodon chilensis patagonicus shells: a XANES study

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    Soldati, A. L.; Vicente-Vilas, V.; Goettlicher, J.; Jacob, D. E.

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    In addition to other types of climate archives, biogenic skeletons of a variety of different organisms (i.e. shells of bivalves, skeletal hard parts of corals or sponges) are increasingly used for high-resolution climate reconstructions. Bivalves are particularly suited for such analyses because they are geographically broadly distributed and have been shown to record climate and environmental information reliably and over long time intervals. Variation of environmental parameters such as food supply, substratum type, salinity, illumination, temperature, concentration of dissolved oxygen or oxygen/carbon dioxide ratio, among others, may affect growth pattern, shell structure, mineralogy, isotopic fractionation and chemistry. Thus, shell features, minor and trace element composition patterns and isotopic signals may serve as an archive of environmental history. In turn, palaeoclimatic parameters such as ambient temperature, precipitation gradients, seawater salinity and primary production can be reconstructed from the shells by means of sclerochronological and geochemical methods. However, the distribution of minor and trace elements in the biominerals is not only influenced by the environment or vital effects, but also by intrinsic biomineralisation parameters like the carbonate polymorphism and the mineral habit (Soldati et al., 2008a). Generally, it is assumed that the X2+ ions are replacing the Ca2+ ion in the calcium carbonate (CaCO3) structure, but newest findings show that amorphous (or disordered) phases may play a role in hosting some of the elements use as proxies (Meibom et al., 2008; and Finch and Allison, 2007). In this work we focused on the freshwater clam Diplodon chilensis patagonicus, a widely distributed inhabitant of lakes and rivers in southern South America. Thanks to its long life span and seasonal growth Diplodon mussels exhibit excellent characteristics to construct an accurate chronological archive, with time windows of up to around a

  4. FORMULASI RUMPUT LAUT Gracilaria sp. DALAM PEMBUATAN BAKSO DAGING SAPI TINGGI SERAT DAN IODIUM

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThe objective of this study was to formulate seaweed Gracilaria sp. in producing meatballs with high fiber and iodine content. The formulation was made by seaweed porridge addition as much as 30%, 40%, and 50% of total weight of raw material. Meatball product with the addition of 40% of seaweed porridge was the most accepted in organoleptic tests. The proximate analysis of the selected meatballs showed that the content of water, ash, fat, protein, and carbohydrate was 76.93%, 2.31%, 0.5%, and 8.11% respectively. The total dietary fiber and iodine content was 5.98% and 1.14 ppm. The acceptance test done by 31 elementary school students showed that 90% of them stated “like” and could accept the product properly. The contribution of selected product to nutrient adequacy level of 6-12 years old’s children was 2.12-2.67% for energy, 7.03-12.05% for protein, 0.36-0.42% for fat, 2.19-2.87% for carbohydrate, 10.37-14.13% for fiber, and 49.4% for iodine. Hence, the meatball product with addition of Gracilaria sp. 40% is a high fiber and iodine product.Keywords: fiber, Gracilaria sp. seaweed, iodine, meatballsABSTRAKPenelitian ini bertujuan untuk memformulasikan rumput laut Gracilaria sp. dalam pembuatan bakso daging sapi agar diperoleh produk dengan kadar serat dan iodium yang tinggi. Formulasi dibuat dengan penambahan bubur rumput laut Gracilaria sp. sebesar 30%, 40%, dan 50% terhadap berat adonan total. Produk bakso dengan penambahan rumput laut sebanyak 40% menunjukkan nilai penerimaan tertinggi secara organoleptik dan dipilih sebagai produk terpilih. Hasil uji proksimat kadar air, abu, lemak, protein, dan karbohidrat secara berturut-turut adalah 76,93%; 2,31%; 0,5%; 8,11%, dan 12,16%. Kadar serat pangan total dan iodium produk terpilih masing-masing adalah 5,98% dan 1,14 ppm. Hasil uji daya terima terhadap 31 anak SD menunjukkan 90,3% subjek menyatakan suka dan dapat menerima produk bakso terpilih dengan baik. Produk bakso terpilih

  5. Ranking de universidades chilenas: un análisis multivariado

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    Firinguetti Limone, Luis

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    Full Text Available In this work a ranking of Chilean universities on the basis of publicly available information is developed. This ranking takes into account the multivariate character of these institutions. Also, it is noted that the results are consistent with those of a well-known international ranking that uses a different set of data, as well as with several multivariate analyses of the data considered in this study.En este trabajo se elabora un ranking de las universidades chilenas en base a información pública disponible. Dicho ranking toma en cuenta el carácter multivariado de estas instituciones. Además, se ha comprobado que los resultados del ranking son consistentes con un conocido ranking internacional construido a partir de un conjunto diferente de datos y con varios análisis multivariados realizados de la información tratada en este estudio.

  6. Feminicidios en la frontera chilena: el caso de Alto Hospicio

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    Full Text Available Entre 1999 y el 2001, varias adolescentes desaparecieron en el norte de Chile y, posteriormente, fueron encontradas muertas. La novela Alto Hospicio (2008, de Rodrigo Ramos Bañados, recrea estos feminicidios desde la visión del cómplice del único inculpado por estos crímenes. En el presente artículo se plantea que el escritor utiliza la noción de frontera como aparato crítico, con el fin de desestabilizar barreras espaciales, simbólicas y textuales que se agrupan en cuatro ejes: Bolivia-Chile, santas-putas, racionalidad-locura, ficción-realidad. Así, la novela cuestiona y deconstruye los límites para hablarnos de estos feminicidios desde un punto indeterminado, que funciona como espejo de la incertidumbre e irresolución de este caso en la justicia chilena.

  7. Reproduction of the cold-water coral Primnoella chilensis (Philippi, 1894)

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    Rossin, Ashley M.; Waller, Rhian G.; Försterra, Gunter

    2017-07-01

    This study examined the reproduction of a cold-water coral, Primnoella chilensis (Philippi, 1894) from the Comau and Reñihué fjords in Chilean Patagonia. Samples were collected in September and November of 2012 and April, June, and September of 2013 from three sites within the two fjords. The sexuality, reproductive mode, spermatocyst stage, oocyte size, and fecundity were determined using histological techniques. This species is gonochoristic with one aberrant hermaphrodite identified in this study. Reproduction was found to be seasonal, with the initiation of oogenesis in September and suggested a broadcast spawning event between June and September. The maximum oocyte size was 752.96 μm, suggesting a lecithotrophic larvae. The maximum fecundity was 36 oocytes per polyp. Male individuals were only found in April and June. In June, all four spermatocyst stages were present. This suggests that spermatogenesis requires less time than oogenesis in P. chilensis.

  8. Fate of Ingested Aristolactams from Aristolochia chilensis in Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae

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    Full Text Available We performed a sequestration study of aristolactams (ALs from Aristolochia chilensis in Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae by examining the AL content of the plant, fifth instar larvae, osmeterial secretion, pupae, exuviae and feces. Aristolactam-I (AL-I and aristolactam-II (AL-II present in A. chilensis are sequestered by fifth instar larvae of B. polydamas archidamas. There is a preferential sequestration of AL-II, or a more efficient metabolization and excretion of AL-I, by the larva. No ALs were found in the osmeterial secretion, pupae and exuviae; in addition, little AL-I and no AL-II were found in larval frass. The two lactams, particularly AL-I, are extensively metabolized to other products in the larva. A reasonable hypothesis is that the ingested ALs are oxidized to their respective aristolochic acids.

  9. Fate of Ingested Aristolactams from Aristolochia chilensis in Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae).

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    Urzúa, Alejandro; Olguín, Angel; Santander, Rocío

    2013-10-11

    We performed a sequestration study of aristolactams (ALs) from Aristolochia chilensis in Battus polydamas archidamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) by examining the AL content of the plant, fifth instar larvae, osmeterial secretion, pupae, exuviae and feces. Aristolactam-I (AL-I) and aristolactam-II (AL-II) present in A. chilensis are sequestered by fifth instar larvae of B. polydamas archidamas. There is a preferential sequestration of AL-II, or a more efficient metabolization and excretion of AL-I, by the larva. No ALs were found in the osmeterial secretion, pupae and exuviae; in addition, little AL-I and no AL-II were found in larval frass. The two lactams, particularly AL-I, are extensively metabolized to other products in the larva. A reasonable hypothesis is that the ingested ALs are oxidized to their respective aristolochic acids.

  10. The complete validated mitochondrial genome of the yellownose skate Zearaja chilensis (Guichenot 1848) (Rajiformes, Rajidae).

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    Vargas-Caro, Carolina; Bustamante, Carlos; Bennett, Michael B; Ovenden, Jennifer R

    2016-01-01

    The yellownose skate Zearaja chilensis is endemic to South America. The species is the target of a valuable commercial fishery in Chile, but is highly susceptible to over-exploitation. The complete mitochondrial genome was described from 694,593 sequences obtained using Ion Torrent Next Generation Sequencing. The total length of the mitogenome was 16,909 bp, comprising 2 rRNAs, 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNAs and 2 non-coding regions. Comparison between the proposed mitogenome and one previously described from "raw fish fillets from a skate speciality restaurant in Seoul, Korea" resulted in 97.4% similarity, rather than approaching 100% similarity as might be expected. The 2.6% dissimilarity may indicate the presence of two separate stocks or two different species of, ostensibly, Z. chilensis in South America and highlights the need for caution when using genetic resources without a taxonomic reference or a voucher specimen.

  11. The reliability of morphometric discriminant functions in determining the sex of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis

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    Monomorphic birds cannot be sexed visually and discriminant functions on the basis of external morphological variations are frequently used. Our objective was to evaluate the reliability of sex classification functions created from structural measurements of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis museum skins for the gender assignment of live birds. Five measurements were used to develop four discriminant functions: culmen, bill height and width, tarsus length and middle toe claw. The fun...

  12. Agrobacterium rhizogenes vs auxinic induction for in vitro rhizogenesis of Prosopis chilensis and Nothofagus alpina.

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    Caro, Luis A; Santecchia, Natalia; Marinangeli, Pablo A; Curvetto, Néstor R; Hernández, Luis F

    2003-12-01

    The induction and improvement of in vitro rhizogenesis of microshoots of Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz and Nothofagus alpina (Poep. et Endl. Oerst.) were compared using Agrobacterium rhizogenes (Ar) versus indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) in the culture media. Microshoots of P. chilensis (1-2 cm length), coming from in vitro grown seedlings, were cultivated in a modified Broadleaved Tree Medium (BTMm) containing half salt concentration of macronutrients and 0.05 mg x L(-1) benzilaminopurine (BAP). After 30 days, microshoots with 2-4 leaves were selected and cultured in BTMm-agar in presence or abscense of Ar and in combination with IBA. For N. alpina, the apical shoots with the first 2 true leaves, from 5 weeks old seedlings, were cultured in the abovementioned medium, but with 0.15 mg x L(-1) of BAP. After 2 months, microshoots with 2-3 leaves were selected and cultured in BTMm-agar, supplemented with 5 mg x L(-1) IBA or in liquid BTMm on perlite and, in the presence or absence of A. rhizogenes (Ar) and in combination with 3 mg x L(-1) IBA. Rooting in P. chilensis reached 100.0% when Ar infection was produced in the presence of IBA, increasing both, the number and dry weight of roots. In N. alpina, 90.0% of rooting efficiency was obtained when Ar infection was produced in liquid culture and in the absence of auxin.

  13. Micropropagation of Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz from young and mature plants.

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    Caro, L A; Polci, P A; Lindström, L I; Echenique, C V; Hernández, L F

    2002-04-01

    Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz (Algarrobo de Chile) is an important native tree species that can be grown in arid and semiarid regions for wood and forage production and environmental protection. Developing a simple and reliable in vitro protocol for cloning it would enable to improve it genetically. Explants of P. chilensis were taken from 4 months-old plants grown in the greenhouse or from adult trees grown in a natural environment. Nodal segments 1-2 cm long containing an axillary bud were selected from elongating shoots. These cuttings were aseptically cultured on two agar-solid basal media, MS or BTMm, and treated with 0.05 mg L-1 BA and 3 mg L-1 of either IAA, IBA or NAA. Sucrose (3% w/v) was used as carbon source. The percentage of sprouted cuttings and whole plant regeneration as well as its shoot and root length were recorded. Number, length and dry weight of shoots and roots were also measured. Rooting was successful with cuttings taken from young or adult plants, but explants from young plants showed a better response. Culturing in BTMm resulted in significantly greater shoot and root biomass than culturing in MS. Moreover, this response was higher in young explants when IBA was used as growth regulator. This paper reports a simple and effective method to micropropagate P. chilensis from young and adult plants.

  14. Mabel Condemarín: una educadora diferencial chilena

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    Jaime Caiceo Escudero

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Mabel Condemarín Grimberg (3/11/1931-30/03/2004 fue una importante educadora chilena a quien, por su labor, el Estado de Chile le otorgó el Premio Nacional de Ciencias de la Educación en el 2003. Fue una educadora transgresora de su tiempo porque, a pesar de su origen humilde y estar lejana a los centros de poder, logró superarse académicamente y obtener los títulos que ella deseaba, tanto en Chile como en el extranjero. Condemarín dedicó su vida a un tema que no otorga grandes beneficios: preocuparse porque los nifios mas pobres y con trastornos de aprendizaje aprendieran a leer y escribir comprensiva y correctamente. Al mismo tiempo, estaba orgullosa de su condición de género, pero ello no era problema para trabajar tanto con hombres como con mujeres. En este artículo, se busca reconstituir la vida, la obra y el pensamiento de esta educadora chilena, cuyas obras escritas se conocen en los diversos países latinoamericanos y han tenido varias ediciones, así como traducciones al portugués para Brasil. AbstractMabel Condemarin Grimberg (1931-2004 was an important  Chilean  educator who was awarded the National Prize in Learning Sciences in 2003 by the Chilean government. She was a struggler of her time because despite her humble origins and no involvement in elite groups, she achieved all her academic goals and obtained all the titles she wished not only in Chile, but also abroad. She devoted her life to a project that does not have great benefits such as caring and working for those poorest children with learning disorders, to make them read and write comprehensively and accurately. At the same time, she was proud of being a woman, and this fact was not a problem to work with both, men and women. This paper aims to reconstruct Mabel Condemarin's life, works and thoughts, whose written works are well-known and reedited in different Latin American countries; as well as some editions which have been translated into Portuguese for

  15. Promover la salud mental con mujeres chilenas en desventaja social

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    Full Text Available Se descrive una parte de la experiencia del proyecto Chileno/Canadiense: “Promover la salud mental de las mujeres chilenas en desventaja social: Los Secretos de Maruja”. Se describen los objetivos, las etapas del proceso, de intervención y los resultados de las evaluaciones preliminares. Con la participación de las mujeres usuárias de los centros de salud, profesionales y autoridades de la comuna de La Pintana, se construyó, aplicó y evaluó un proyecto de intervención para apoyar a las mujeres en la toma de decisiones que favorezcan su salud mental personal, familiar y social. La intervención contempló el diseño, producción, distribución y evaluación de 12 folletos educativos tipo calendarios, cada uno respecto a tres temas de salud mental identificados por las mismas mujeres: Identidad y autoestima, Vínculo y Comunicación y Autocuidado. Además se involucró a las enfermeras que trabajan en los Centros de Salud, quienes incorporaron esta estrategia a la atención de salud habitual y evaluaron su impacto en la identidad, autonomía profesional y en la mejoría de la calidad del cuidado

  16. Antibacterial activities of bioactive compounds extracted from Marine algae Gracilaria salicornia against Aeromonas hydrophila

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    Somayeh Rasooli; Masoud Sattari; Zohreh Ramezanpour; Javid Imanpour Namin

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    Herbal medicinal products have attracted significant research interest in recent years. Considering the efficiency of algae products in controlling pathogenic bacteria and also easy access to large resources of algae, this study was conducted to evaluate the effects of methanolic, chloroformic and aqueous extracts of Gracilaria salicornia against Aeromonas hydrophila, a heterotrophic, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium found mainly in warm climate. Algae samples were collected from Qeshm Isl...

  17. Effect of Varying Acid Hydrolysis Condition in Gracilaria Sp. Fermentation Using Sasad

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    Mansuit, H.; Samsuri, M. D. C.; Sipaut, C. S.; Yee, C. F.; Yasir, S. M.; Mansa, R.

    2015-04-01

    Macroalgae or seaweed is being considered as promising feedstock for bioalcohol production due to high polysaccharides content. Polysaccharides can be converted into fermentable sugar through acid hydrolysis pre-treatment. In this study, the potential of using carbohydrate-rich macroalgae, Gracilaria sp. as feedstock for bioalcohol production via various acid hydrolysis conditions prior to the fermentation process was investigated and evaluated. The seaweed used in this research was from the red algae group, using species of Gracilaria sp. which was collected from Sg. Petani Kedah, Malaysia. Pre-treatment of substrate was done using H2SO4 and HCl with molarity ranging from 0.2M to 0.8M. The pretreatment time were varied in the range of 15 to 30 minutes. Fermentation was conducted using Sasad, a local Sabahan fermentation agent as a starter culture. Alcohol extraction was done using a distillation unit. Reducing sugar analysis was done by Benedict test method. Alcohol content analysis was done using specific gravity test. After hydrolysis, it was found out that acid hydrolysis at 0.2M H2SO4 and pre-treated for 20 minutes at 121°C has shown the highest reducing sugar content which has yield (10.06 mg/g) of reducing sugar. It was followed by other samples hydrolysis using 0.4M HCl with 30 minutes pre-treatment and 0.2M H2SO4, 15 minutes pre-treatment with yield of 8.06 mg/g and 5.75 mg/g reducing sugar content respectively. In conclusion, acid hydrolysis of Gracilaria sp. can produce higher reducing sugar yield and thus it can further enhance the bioalcohol production yield. Hence, acid hydrolysis of Gracilaria sp. should be studied more as it is an important step in the bioalcohol production and upscaling process.

  18. ANALISIS KUALITAS RUMPUT LAUT Gracilaria gigas YANG DIBUDIDAYA PADA HABITAT LAUT DAN TAMBAK, NUSA TENGGARA BARAT

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    Farah Diana

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    dengan kandungan N perairan dan indeks percabangan. Kualitas rumput laut berhubungan erat dengan suhu, DO, PO4-P, dan NH3-N terlarut dalam air. Tingginya rendemen agar dan kekuatan gel di tambak disebabkan oleh banyaknya kandungan nutrien dan unsur hara, sedangkan tingginya produktivitas hasil budidaya Gracilaria gigas di laut disebabkan oleh adanya respons struktural dan tekanan turgor pada rumput laut.

  19. Comparative studies on the alcohol types presence in Gracilaria sp. and rice fermentation using Sasad

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    Mansa, R.; Mansuit, H.; Sipaut, C. S.; Yee, C. F.; Yasir, S. M.

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    Alternative fuel sources such as biofuels are needed in order to overcome environmental problem caused by fossil fuel consumption. Currently, most biofuel are produced from land based crops and there is a possibility that marine biomass such as macroalgae can be an alternative source for biofuel production. The carbohydrate in macroalgae can be broken down into simple sugar through thermo-chemical hydrolysis and enzymatic hydrolysis. Dilute-acid hydrolysis was believed to be the most available and affordable method. However, the process may release inhibitors which would affect alcohol yield from fermentation. Thus, this work was aimed at investigating if it is possible to avoid this critical pre-treatment step in macroalgae fermentation process by using Sasad, a local Sabahan fermentation agent and to compare the yield with rice wine fermentation. This work hoped to determine and compare the alcohol content from Gracilaria sp. and rice fermentation with Sasad. Rice fermentation was found containing ethanol and 2 - methyl - 1 - propanol. Fermentation of Gracilaria sp. had shown the positive presence of 3 - methyl - 1 - butanol. It was found that Sasad can be used as a fermentation agent for bioalcohol production from Gracilaria sp. without the need for a pretreatment step. However further investigations are needed to determine if pre-treatment would increase the yield of alcohol.

  20. Delimitating cryptic species in the Gracilaria domingensis complex (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) using molecular and morphological data.

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    Lyra, Goia de M; Gurgel, C Frederico D; Costa, Emmanuelle da S; de Jesus, Priscila B; Oliveira, Mariana C; Oliveira, Eurico C; Davis, Charles C; Nunes, José Marcos de Castro

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    Species in the genus Gracilaria that display conspicuously flattened vegetative morphologies are a taxonomically challenging group of marine benthic red algae. This is a result of their species richness, morphological similarity, and broad phenotypic plasticity. Within this group, the Gracilaria domingensis complex is one of the most common, conspicuous, and morphologically variable species along the tropical western Atlantic Ocean. Previous research has identified that members of this complex belong to two distantly related clades. However, despite this increased phylogentic resolution, species delimitations within each of these clades remain unclear. Our study assessed the species diversity within this difficult complex using morphological and molecular data from three genetic markers (cox1, UPA, and rbcL). We additionally applied six single-marker species delimitation methods (SDM: ABGD, GMYCs, GMYCm, SPN, bPTP, and PTP) to rbcL, which were largely in agreement regarding species delimitation. These results, combined with our analysis of morphology, indicate that the G. domingensis complex includes seven distinct species, each of which are not all most closely related: G. cervicornis; a ressurected G. ferox; G. apiculata subsp. apiculata; a new species, Gracilaria baiana sp. nov.; G. intermedia subsp. intermedia; G. venezuelensis; and G. domingensis sensu stricto, which includes the later heterotypic synonym, G. yoneshigueana. Our study demonstrates the value of multipronged strategies, including the use of both molecular and morphological approaches, to decipher cryptic species of red algae. © 2016 Phycological Society of America.

  1. Development of an eco-friendly agar extraction technique from the red seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis.

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    Li, Haiyan; Yu, Xingju; Jin, Yan; Zhang, Wei; Liu, Yuanling

    2008-05-01

    The red seaweed, Gracilaria lemaneiformis growing as an aquaculture bioremediator along the coasts of Liaodong Peninsula, China, was investigated for the agar production. An eco-friendly method called agar photobleaching extraction process was developed for the benefit of workers' health and safety of the environment. The native agar (NA), alkali-modified agar (AA), chemical-bleached agar (CA) and photobleached agar (PA), which were extracted using different processes, were evaluated for their physical and chemical properties. The PA showed most desirable performances in terms of gel strength, gelling temperature, sulfate content and 3,6-anhydro-l-galactose content. Among the different processed agars, PA gel strength was 1913 g/cm2, the highest among the different processed agars, which increased 8.6% on the basis of the AA. Further we applied this new technique to extract agars from Gracilaria asiatica, and similar results were obtained with that of G. lemaneiformis. This indicates that the agar photobleaching extraction process is a feasible method for Gracilaria species and has a potential application. During the whole agar photobleaching extraction process the pigment content of G. lemaneiformis declined gradually and the TOC concentration in photobleaching solution increased along with the increase in the irradiation time. The mechanism of agar photobleaching could be elucidated by the photolysis theory.

  2. Screening of biodiesel production from waste tuna oil (Thunnus sp.), seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii and Gracilaria sp.

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    Alamsjah, Mochammad Amin; Abdillah, Annur Ahadi; Mustikawati, Hutami; Atari, Suci Dwi Purnawa

    2017-09-01

    Biodiesel has several advantages over solar. Compared to solar, biodiesel has more eco-friendly characteristic and produces lower greenhouse gas emissions. Biodiesel that is made from animal fats can be produced from fish oil, while other alternative sources from vegetable oils are seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii and Gracilaria sp. Waste tuna oil (Thunnus sp.) in Indonesia is commonly a side product of tuna canning industries known as tuna precook oil; on the other hand, seaweed Gracilaria sp. and Kappaphycus alvarezii are commonly found in Indonesia's seas. Seaweed waste that was used in the present study was 100 kg and in wet condition, and the waste oil was 10 liter. The seaweed was extracted with soxhletation method that used n-hexane as the solvent. To produce biodiesel, trans esterification was performed on the seaweed oil that was obtained from the soxhletation process and waste tuna oil. Biodiesel manufactured from seaweed K. alvarezii obtained the best score in flash point, freezing point, and viscosity test. However, according to level of manufacturing efficiency, biodiesel from waste tuna oil is more efficient and relatively easier compared to biodiesel from waste K. alvarezii and Gracilaria sp.

  3. COMUNEROS ANDINOS EN LA ADMINISTRACIÓN CHILENA (ARICA, 1880-1929

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    Full Text Available Resumen Se evalúa el impacto generado en los sectores rurales andinos de Arica por la implementación de la estructura y burocracia administrativa chilena post Guerra del Pacífico. A través de registros documentales se hace explícita la participación de comuneros indígenas en la trama estatal chilena en un período de conflicto político y de identidades nacionales. Palabras claves: Comunidad andina – administración chilena – Arica y Tacna. Abstract Assesses the impact generated in the rural Andes Arica for implementing the administrative structure and bureaucracy in Chile after the Pacific War. Through documentary record makes explicit the participation of indigenous community members in the plot Chilean state over a period of political and national identities. Keywords : Andean Community - Chilean government - Arica and Tacna.

  4. Effects of sodium bicarbonate concentration on growth, photosynthesis, and carbonic anhydrase activity of macroalgae Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis, Gracilaria vermiculophylla, and Gracilaria chouae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta).

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    Zhou, Wei; Sui, Zhenghong; Wang, Jinguo; Hu, Yiyi; Kang, Kyoung Ho; Hong, Hye Ran; Niaz, Zeeshan; Wei, Huihui; Du, Qingwei; Peng, Chong; Mi, Ping; Que, Zhou

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    There is potential for bicarbonate to improve crop yields and economic efficiency of marine algae. However, few studies have focused on the effect of bicarbonate on the growth, photosynthesis, and enzyme activity associated with carbon utilization, especially in commercial macroalgae. Here, the addition of bicarbonate (up to 420 mg L(-1)) to macroalgal cultures has been evaluated for Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis, Gracilaria vermiculophylla, and Gracilaria chouae with respect to growth rate, photosynthetic activity, carbonic anhydrase activity, and biochemical composition. The results showed that the effects of NaHCO3 on growth, chlorophyll a, phycoerythrin, photosynthetic oxygen evolution, photochemical parameters of PSI and PSII, carbonic anhydrase activity, and nitrogen content were significant (P 336 mg L(-1) for Gp. lemaneiformis and >420 mg L(-1) for the other two species). Moreover, species-specific differences induced by supplementation with bicarbonate were discovered during culture. Optimal concentrations of NaHCO3 used in this study were 252 mg L(-1) for Gp. lemaneiformis and 336 mg L(-1) for G. vermiculophylla and G. chouae. These results suggest that an adequate supplementation of sodium bicarbonate is a viable strategy for promoting growth and photosynthetic activity in some macroalgae as well as for improving biochemical composition. The study will help to accelerate the growth rate of algae and improve the quality of thalli, and will also be useful for enhancing the understanding of carbon utilization in macroalgae.

  5. KEMAMPUAN Gracilaria sp. SEBAGAI AGEN BIOREMEDIASI DALAM MENYERAP LOGAM BERAT Pb

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    Full Text Available Efek negatif dari kegiatan industri telah menyebar tidak hanya di darat tapi juga di ekosistem perairan, termasuk laut. Polusi dari kegiatan industri ke air laut terutama heavymetal, menjadi masalah di seluruh dunia. Penelitian tentang makroalga Gracilaria sp. menyerap Timbal telah dilakukan dalam percobaan 6-hari untuk menyelidiki kemampuan potensial sebagai agen bioremediasi. Penurunan konsentrasi Timbal ditemukan dalam air laut selama percobaan 144 jam diukur dalam suhu kamar. Percobaan ini menggunakan Rancangan Acak Lengkap (RAL dengan dua faktor, amonium dan Timbal (Pb. Memimpin digunakan dalam tiga tingkat (0,0, 0,5, dan 1 ppm dan amonium digunakan dalam satu tingkat (0,5 ppm. Setiap pengobatan menggunakan tiga ulangan. Hasil akhir menunjukkan bahwa konsentrasi Timbal dalam Gracilaria sp. selama pengobatan A (0.00 ppm dari amonium naik ke 0,03 ppm, perlakuan B (0,05 ppm dari amonium naik 0,55 ppm, perlakuan C (0,50 ppm dari amonium naik ke 1,77 ppm dan perlakuan D (1 ppm dari amonium naik ke 2.94 ppm. Konsentrasi Timbal ditemukan dalam air laut menurun secara berkala. Pada periode 96 jam eksperimental, konsentrasi Timbal di semua perawatan mencapai 0.00 ppm.Kata kunci: Ammonium, Bioremediasi, Gracillaria, Timbal (Pb THE ABILITY OF Gracilaria sp. AS BIOREMEDIATION AGENT IN ABSORBING HEAVY METAL PbABSTRACTThe negative effect of industrial activities has been spread out not only in terrestrial but also in aquatic ecosystems, including ocean. The pollution from industrial activities to the seawater especially heavymetal, become problem all over the world. Research on macroalgae Gracilaria sp. to absorb Lead has been conducted in 6-day experiment to investigate the potential ability as bioremediation agent. The decline of Lead concentration found in the seawater during 144 hours experiment measured in room temperature. This experiments used Completely Randomized Design (CRD with two factors, ammonium and Lead (Pb. Lead used in three level (0

  6. Genome sequence of Ensifer arboris strain LMG 14919T; a microsymbiont of the legume Prosopis chilensis growing in Kosti, Sudan

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    Reeve, Wayne; Tian, Rui; Bräu, Lambert; Goodwin, Lynne; Munk, Christine; Detter, Chris; Tapia, Roxanne; Han, Cliff; Liolios, Konstantinos; Huntemann, Marcel; Pati, Amrita; Woyke, Tanja; Mavrommatis, Konstantinos; Markowitz, Victor; Ivanova, Natalia

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    Ensifer arboris LMG 14919T is an aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod that can exist as a soil saprophyte or as a legume microsymbiont of several species of legume trees. LMG 14919T was isolated in 1987 from a nodule recovered from the roots of the tree Prosopis chilensis growing in Kosti, Sudan. LMG 14919T is highly effective at fixing nitrogen with P. chilensis (Chilean mesquite) and Acacia senegal (gum Arabic tree or gum acacia). LMG 14919T does not nodulate the tree Leuce...

  7. La convergencia de las regiones chilenas, 1960-2009

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    Alejandro Corvalán

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analizan cincuenta años de convergencia económica para las regiones de Chile, en un contexto de cambios políticos radicales asociados a profundas transformaciones económicas. Para el análisis de convergencia del PIB per cápita se consideraron los sub períodos 1960-1973, 1973-1989 y 1989-2009, mientras que para la variable productividad se consideraron los sub períodos 1976-1989 y 1989-2009. El análisis se llevó a cabo empleando las definiciones de convergencia ¿ absoluta y ¿ usando corte transversal y datos panel. Las estimaciones de panel concluyen un proceso de convergencia ¿ para todo el período 1960-2009 de 55 años para reducir la mitad de la brecha. Sin embargo, para el análisis de convergencia ¿ muestra una reducción de la dispersión en los cincuenta años, pero desacelerándose a partir de 1990. Adicionalmente, fueron estimadas las funciones de distribución de las variables PIB y productividad anuales usando kernels, evidenciándose una persistente desigualdad regional, especialmente desde 1985 en adelante, al observarse la formación del fenómeno de la bimodalidad, es decir, emerge una brecha entre ciertas regiones con mayores niveles de renta y otras con menores niveles. Los antecedentes cuantificados nos indican un lento ajuste a los cambios de las economías regionales y una escasa efectividad del mercado a la hora de solucionar las disparidades regionales. En consecuencia, la convergencia de las regiones chilenas es una asignatura pendiente en las políticas públicas de Chile.

  8. La convergencia de las regiones chilenas, 1960-2009

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    Alejandro Corvalán

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analizan cincuenta años de convergencia económica para las regiones de Chile, en un contexto de cambios políticos radicales asociados a profundas transformaciones económicas. Para el análisis de convergencia del PIB per cápita se consideraron los sub períodos 1960-1973, 1973-1989 y 1989-2009, mientras que para la variable productividad se consideraron los sub períodos 1976-1989 y 1989-2009. El análisis se llevó a cabo empleando las definiciones de convergencia β absoluta y σ usando corte transversal y datos panel. Las estimaciones de panel concluyen un proceso de convergencia β para todo el período 1960-2009 de 55 años para reducir la mitad de la brecha. Sin embargo, para el análisis de convergencia σ muestra una reducción de la dispersión en los cincuenta años, pero desacelerándose a partir de 1990. Adicionalmente, fueron estimadas las funciones de distribución de las variables PIB y productividad anuales usando kernels, evidenciándose una persistente desigualdad regional, especialmente desde 1985 en adelante, al observarse la formación del fenómeno de la bimodalidad, es decir, emerge una brecha entre ciertas regiones con mayores niveles de renta y otras con menores niveles. Los antecedentes cuantificados nos indican un lento ajuste a los cambios de las economías regionales y una escasa efectividad del mercado a la hora de solucionar las disparidades regionales. En consecuencia, la convergencia de las regiones chilenas es una asignatura pendiente en las políticas públicas de Chile

  9. Gracilaria, Subgenus Textoriella (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta in the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican Caribbean Gracilaria, subgénero Textoriella (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta en el golfo de México y el Caribe mexicano

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    Kurt M. Dreckmann

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Four species of Gracilaria (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta with textorii-type spermatangial conceptacles (subgenus Textoriella Yamamoto are recorded for the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican Caribbean: Gracilaria blodgettii, G. cervicornis, G. mammillaris, and G. tikvahiae. The general distribution of the subgenus for Central America, both Pacific and Atlantic, displays a disjunct pattern explainable based on the geologic vicariant events that interrupted the connection between Pacific and Atlantic at the Isthmuses of Panama (closed 3.1-2.8 million years ago, and Tehuantepec (southern Mexico, closed 4-3.5 million years ago. Gracilaria cuneata/G. crispata, and G. mammillaris (G. hayi/G. veleroae are 2 pairs of sibling species, or sister taxa, that diverged as a result of the final emergence of the Isthmus, and of the same age as the Central American Isthmus itself.Se registran 4 especies de Gracilaria (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta con conceptáculos espematangiales tipo textorii- (subgénero Textoriella Yamamoto para el golfo de México y Caribe mexicano: Gracilaria blodgettii, G. cervicornis, G. mammillaris y G. tikvahiae. La distribución general del subgénero para Atlántico y Pacífico de Centroamérica despliega un patrón disyunto explicable por los eventos geológicos vicariantes que interrumpieron la conexión entre Pacífico y Atlántico en los istmos de Panamá (cerrado hace aprox. 3.1-2.8 millones de años y Tehuantepec (sur de México, cerrado hace aprox. 4-3.5 millones de años. Gracilaria cuneata/G. crispata y G. mammillaris (= G. hayi/ G. veleroae corresponden a 2 pares de especies hermanas que divergieron como resultado de la emersión del istmo, y con aproximadamente la misma edad del istmo centroamericano.

  10. Differences in wound-induced changes in cell-wall peroxidase activities and isoform patterns between seedlings of Prosopis tamarugo and Prosopis chilensis.

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    Lehner, Gabriele; Cardemil, Liliana

    2003-05-01

    We determined changes in cell-wall peroxidase activities and isoform patterns in response to wounding in seedlings of Prosopis tamarugo Phil. (an endemic species of the Atacama Desert) and Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz (a native species of central Chile), to assess tolerance to predation. In seedlings of both species, the maximal increase in peroxidase activity occurred 48 h after wounding, reaching three times the control value in P. tamarugo and twice the control value in P. chilensis. The activity of ionically bound cell-wall peroxidases increased only locally in wounded embryonic axes, whereas the activity of soluble peroxidases increased systemically in unwounded cotyledons. Analysis of ionic peroxidases by isoelectrofocusing revealed two groups of peroxidases in the cell walls of both species: four distinct acidic isoforms and a group of basic isoforms. In response to wounding, there was a large increase in activity of the acidic isoforms in P. tamarugo, whereas there was an increase in the activity of the basic isoforms in P. chilensis. In P. chilensis, the wound-induced increase in activity of the basic isoforms corresponded with one of the two isoforms detected in P. tamarugo prior to wounding. Experiments with protein and RNA synthesis inhibitors indicated that a preexisting basic peroxidase is activated in P. chilensis after wounding. Assays of ionically bound peroxidase activity with four different substrates corroborated the differences found in isoform patterns between species. In P. tamarugo, the largest increases in activity were found with ortho-phenylenediamine and ferulic acid as substrates, whereas in P. chilensis the largest increase in activity was found with guaiacol as substrate. Because the same basic cell-wall peroxidase that accumulated after wounding in P. chilensis was present in P. tamarugo prior to wounding, and the activity of acidic cell-wall peroxidases increased after wounding in P. tamarugo but not in P. chilensis, we conclude

  11. Pathogenicity of Phytophthora austrocedrae on Austrocedrus chilensis and its relation with mal del ciprés in Patagonia

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    A. G. Greslebin; E. M. Hansen

    2010-01-01

    Field observations, isolations and pathogenicity tests were performed on Austrocedrus chilensis (Cupressaceae) trees to determine the pathogenicity of Phytophthora austrocedrae and its role in the aetiology of the cypress disease mal del ciprés (MDC) in Argentina. It was found that P. austrocedrae...

  12. Changes in the pattern of protein synthesis of prosopis chilensis induced by high temperatures

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    Medina, C.; Cardemil, L. (Univ. de Chile, Santiago (USA))

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    Seeds of Prosopis chilensis, a leguminous tree from semi-arid regions of Central Chile, were germinated at temperatures of 25-30-35-40-45 and 50{degree}C. Germination was 100% between 25 and 40{degree}C, being faster at 35{degree}C. The best temperature for root growth was also 35{degree}C. There was not germination at 50{degree}C. However, seedlings coming from seeds germinated at 35{degree}C were capable of growing at higher temperatures of 45 and 50{degree}C. Pattern of protein synthesis was followed in roots incubated with {sup 35}S-methionine at increasing temperatures between 35 and 50{degree}C. SDS-PAGE of the proteins followed by fluorography shows that at temperatures above 35{degree}C, new protein bands appear while others become thicker. Most of the protein bands have decreased at 50{degree}C, with the exception of the new bands. A band of 70 KD, that is present at 35{degree}C, is more prominent at 50{degree}C. These proteins may have an important role in the thermotolerance of Prosopis chilensis to stressing temperatures.

  13. Changes in the pattern of protein synthesis of prosopis chilensis induced by high temperatures

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    Medina, C.; Cardemil, L.

    1989-01-01

    Seeds of Prosopis chilensis, a leguminous tree from semi-arid regions of Central Chile, were germinated at temperatures of 25-30-35-40-45 and 50 degree C. Germination was 100% between 25 and 40 degree C, being faster at 35 degree C. The best temperature for root growth was also 35 degree C. There was not germination at 50 degree C. However, seedlings coming from seeds germinated at 35 degree C were capable of growing at higher temperatures of 45 and 50 degree C. Pattern of protein synthesis was followed in roots incubated with 35 S-methionine at increasing temperatures between 35 and 50 degree C. SDS-PAGE of the proteins followed by fluorography shows that at temperatures above 35 degree C, new protein bands appear while others become thicker. Most of the protein bands have decreased at 50 degree C, with the exception of the new bands. A band of 70 KD, that is present at 35 degree C, is more prominent at 50 degree C. These proteins may have an important role in the thermotolerance of Prosopis chilensis to stressing temperatures

  14. La sexualidad de las jóvenes chilenas

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    Pilar Virgil Portales

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available La afectividad y la sexualidad constituyen un aspecto central en la psiquis humana. Sin embargo, en nuestros días se tiende a mostrar una imagen distorsionada de ambas al tener en consideración sólo algunos de sus elementos. Los jóvenes, que están frecuentemente inmersos en una realidad virtual, se encuentran expuestos a dicha imagen, lo cual se opone a que ellos puedan reconocer una afectividad y sexualidad vinculadas íntimamente al quehacer del ser humano. Una sexualidad desvinculada del amor, la razón y los sentimientos conduce a una disociación de la persona. Por esto, es de suma importancia la integración de la esfera racional con la afectiva, pues de lo contrario se corrompe el sentido más verdadero de la sexualidad. El objetivo de esta revisión es mostrar los principales aspectos relacionados con la problemática de la sexualidad en adolescentes, con especial atención en la sexualidad de las jóvenes chilenas. En ellas se observa un inicio cada vez más temprano de la actividad sexual, lo cual origina un aumento del embarazo adolescente, de la deserción escolar y de las enfermedades de transmisión sexual. Considerando las características propias de la adolescencia en cuanto a la toma de decisiones, se analiza el efecto del Programa Teen STAR en relación a los cambios en la conducta sexual y disminución de embarazo en las adolescentes que han participado en dicho programa versus quienes no han participado. Además, se enfatiza la importancia de entregar una formación que incluya todas las áreas de la persona, no limitándose a la entrega de soluciones técnicas o normativas. También se plantea que mediante la educación en la sexualidad la persona por completo adquiriría una educación para el amor, en cuanto se educa para reconocer la verdad de la persona misma; se educa para el reconocimiento y el respeto de sí mismo y del otro. Es dicho reconocimiento lo que permite distinguir entre lo que es verdaderamente bueno

  15. The effect of temporal variability in salinity on the invasive red alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla

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    Non-native, invasive species are often characterized by being tolerant to environmental stressors, leaving them more fit relative to native species. The red alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla originates from the NW Pacific but has recently spread along the coastlines of Western Europe, where it has...... vermiculophylla did not seem to perform better in hyposaline conditions than many native, estuarine species. The present distribution of G. vermiculophylla in Scandinavia can be explained well by its response to salinity, but this may not explain its present success relative to many naturally occurring algal...... species....

  16. VariaÃÃo sazonal dos componentes da alga marinha vermelha Gracilaria birdiae (Plastino & Oliveira)

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    Algas marinhas sÃo seres classificados no reino protista, predominantemente aquÃticos e com grande capacidade adaptativa. Encontradas em todas as regiÃes do planeta, as algas desempenham importante papel ecolÃgico e econÃmico, representando um grande potencial de biorrecursos. A alga marinha vermelha Gracilaria birdiae, coletada durante doze meses, foi submetida à extraÃÃo aquosa a 100 ÂC de polissacarÃdeos e apresentou rendimento superior a 50 %, com exceÃÃo nos meses de fevereiro, setembro...

  17. Tamaño relativo encefálico e índices cerebrales en Vanellus c. chilensis (Aves: Charadriidae Relative encephalic size and cerebral indices of Vanellus c. chilensis (Aves: Charadriidae

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    Full Text Available Se analizó la composición cuantitativa encefálica y se estimaron índices cerebrales en Vanellus c. chilensis (tero o queltehue. Se estimó el volumen porcentual e índices cerebrales del encéfalo total y de siete de sus componentes, como así también los núcleos de relevo de las vías trigeminal, visual y acústica. El telencéfalo es el componente de mayor volumen relativo, siendo el neoestriado la estructura telencefálica de tamaño superior. El desarrollo del estriado propiamente dicho, tecto óptico y los núcleos de relevo de las vías visual y trigeminal concuerdan con la dieta carnívora de Vanellus c. chilensis. El tamaño relativo del Wulst y de los núcleos de la vía acústica se asocia a las complicadas tácticas que utiliza esta especie en la defensa del nido. Los índices cerebrales de las estructuras encefálicas analizadas indican que Vanellus c. chilensis es un ave progresivaThe quantitative encephalic composition and cerebral indices of Vanellus c. chilensis (southern lapwing were analyzed. The percentual volumes and cerebral indices for the whole encephalon and for seven components were calculated as well as relevous nuclei of the trigeminal, visual and acoustic pathways. The component of greater relative volume is the telencephalon. The neostriatum is the most developed encephalic structure. Developing of bulbus olfactorius, striatum, tectum opticum and relevous nuclei of visual and trigeminal pathways are according with the carnivorous diet of Vanellus c. chilensis. The relative size of Wulst and relevous nuclei of acoustic pathway appears associated with the complex tactics used by this species in the defense of nest. Cerebral indices of all the analyzed structures suggest that Vanellus c. chilensis is a progresive bird

  18. Invitro Antidiabetic Activities of Agar, Agarosa, and Agaropectin from Gracilaria gigas Seaweed

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    Full Text Available Some types of seaweed are reported to have antidiabet activity in vivo or in vitro, but the activity antidiabet fractions of polysaccharides from seaweed has not been widely reported. Gracilaria gigas is one type of red seaweed that can produce agar and it has two factions, namely agarose and agaropectin. The aim of this study was to obtain an agar extract, agarose fraction, agaropektin fraction of Gracilaria gigas and to determine the α-glucosidase inhibitory activity of extracts and the fractions. Extraction of agar that used an ethanol solution, and to fractionate agarose and agaropektin used dimetilsulfoxide solution. The results showed that the fraction of the agarose having lower sulfate content (0.28% compared with agar (5.91% and agaropektin (6.07%. Types of samples (agar, agarose, and agaropektin and sample doses significantly in inhibiting α-glucosidase enzyme activity. Agarose fraction has IC50 value against α-glucosidase lowest (96.86 ± 4.61 ppm, followed by the extract agar (116.63 ± 5.61 ppm, then the fraction agaropektin (158.34 ± 1.77 ppm.

  19. The use of macroalgae (Gracilaria changii) as bio-adsorbent for Copper (II) removal

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    Lavania-Baloo; Idayu, Nordin; Umar Salihi, Ibrahim; Zainoddin, Jamari

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    Biosorption of heavy metals using marine macroalgae biomass can be an effective process and alternative to conventional methods. Activated carbon was developed from macroalgae (Gracilaria changii) and used as adsorbents for the removal of copper (II) from wastewater. Gracilaria changii based activated carbon (GCBAC) was prepared using muffle furnace at a constant temperature of 300 °C for 1 hour. Batch adsorption experiments were conducted to investigate the effets of important parameters such as pH, contact time, initial metal concentration and adsorbent dosage on the removal of Cu (II) from synthetic aqueous solution. Batch adsorption study shows that removal of Cu (II) using GCBAC relied upon pH, contact time, initial metal concentration and GCBAC dosage. The optimum conditions parameters were found to be pH 6.0, time of 60 minutes and GCBAC dosage of 0.3 g, respectively. Adsorption data was described better by Freundlich isotherm model with R2 value of 0.7936. The maximum Cu (II) adsorption capacity of GCBAC was found to be 0.07 mg/g. The experimental adsorption data obtained fitted well into Pseudo-second-order kinetic model, with R2 value near unity. Thus, GCBAC can be used as an effective adsorbent for the removal of Cu (II) from aqueous solution.

  20. PEMBUATAN BIOETANOL DARI RUMPUT LAUT Gracilaria sp. MELALUI HIDROLISIS MENGGUNAKAN SELULASE

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    Yuliana Anaawang

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    Full Text Available The main aim of this research was to determine the concentration of ethanol from seaweed Gracilaria sp. through separately and simultaneous fermentations. The Gracilaria sp. was hydrolyzed using cellulase (SQsyme CS 6% w/v. Three concentration of hydrolyzate levels (25% v/v, 75% v/v and 90% v/v were set up, combined with four concentration levels of urea (0% w/v; 1%w/v; 1.5% w/v; and 2% w/v. Test parameters measured such as pH of the medium, the number of yeast cells, total of residual sugar and ethanol content. The results showed that the optimum consentration of ethanol 1.05% v/v (separated fermentation and 1.66% v/v  (simultaneous fermentation or 8.28 g/L and 13.18 g/L occurred at day 5 and this was achieved by a combination of 90% v/v seaweed hydrolyzate and 1% w/v urea (fermented separately and seaweed substrate of 90% w/v and urea 2% w/v (fermentation simultaneously. Simultaneous fermentation produces ethanol content higher than fermentation separately.

  1. Micropropagation and protein profile analysis by SDS-PAGE of Gracilaria changii (Rhodophyta, Solieriaceae

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    Lin Wei Jong

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Gracilaria changii seaweed is primarily important as a source of agar with wide applications in food industries. The high demand of agar led to gradual depletion of G. changii in natural resources. Establishment of in vitro culture of G. changii has an important role and allowing G. changii explants to grow optimally under controlled conditions to provide constant, continuous and sufficient seedlings supply for Gracilaria farming. This study focused on micropropagation culture of G. changii in which different exogenous factors influencing seaweed growth were investigated: strength of chosen medium Provasoli’s enriched seawater (PES, types and concentration of fertilizers/biostimulant, supplementation of plant growth regulators and seawater salinity. The results were presented in daily growth rate of explants and data analysis was carried out using one-way ANOVA. The results demonstrated high growth rate of G. changii in 25% of PES supplemented with 5 mg L−1 AMPEP, and seawater salinity range between 30 and 40 ppt, respectively. Protein profiles of tissue-cultured and farm cultivated G. changii were produced by sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE. The results demonstrated no remarkable difference in the protein profiles and indicated the suitability of the culture condition for the growth of G. changii.

  2. Anti-food allergic activity of sulfated polysaccharide from gracilaria lemaneiformis is dependent on immunosuppression and inhibition of p38 mapk

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    Polysaccharides from marine sources offer diverse therapeutic functions due to their multifarious biological nature. Polysaccharide from Gracilaria lemaneiformis possesses various bioactive functions, but its anti-allergic activity remains incompletely defined. Objective: This study aimed to extract...

  3. Molecular detection of Plasmodium in free-ranging birds and captive flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) in Chicago.

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    Thurber, Mary Irene; Gamble, Kathryn C; Krebs, Bethany; Goldberg, Tony L

    2014-12-01

    Frozen blood samples from 13 species of free-ranging birds (n = 65) and captive Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) (n = 46) housed outdoors in the Chicago area were screened for Plasmodium. With the use of a modified polymerase chain reaction, 20/65 (30.8%) of free-ranging birds and 26/46 (56.5%) of flamingos were classified as positive for this parasite genus. DNA sequencing of the parasite cytochrome b gene in positive samples demonstrated that eight species of free-ranging birds were infected with five different Plasmodium spp. cytochrome b lineages, and all positive Chilean flamingos were infected with Plasmodium spp. cytochrome b lineages most closely related to organisms in the Novyella subgenus. These results show that Chilean flamingos may harbor subclinical malaria infections more frequently than previously estimated, and that they may have increased susceptibility to some Plasmodium species.

  4. Elaboration and evaluation of maqui juice (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz by steam drag

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    Ximena Araneda

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was develop and evaluate maqui juice (Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz, to be potentially considered as a functional beverage of natural origin, without chemical additives and minimally processed, using the technique of steam drag of type artisanal. Fruit harvested manually was used in the Region of The Araucanía (Chile. Two juice concentrates with sugar and without sugar were produced. Analyzes such as were conducted: content of soluble solids, pH, acidity, moisture content, dry matter (DM, total ash, total sugars (AT, crude protein (PC, total polyphenols (PFT and total carbohydrates (CHT, the polyphenol content highlighting for unsweetened juice with 993.2 mg 100 mL-1 EAG and juice with sugar 829.208 mg 100 mL-1 EAG. Therefore, the technique allows to extract juice with minimal processing machin, presenting this high concentration of polyphenols.

  5. Stand dynamics, spatial pattern and site quality in Austrocedrus chilensis forests in Patagonia, Argentina

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    S.L. Burns

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Aim of study: The objective of this study was to analyze the stand structure and spatial pattern of two A. chilensis stands with contrasting soil conditions and different site qualities in order to explore if these differences lead to patterns similar to the ones observed under different precipitation conditions.Area of study: The study was carried out in two stands located near the city of El Bolsón (41° 56’S - 71° 33’ W, Rio Negro, Argentina.Material and Methods: We evaluated age difference between canopy strata (upper and lower in two stands with different site qualities by means of a Mann-Whitney test. Dead individuals by diameter class were compared by means of a chi square test. Spatial distribution pattern was analyzed using the pair-correlation function and the mark-correlation function.Main results: Both sites exhibited a random spatial distribution of A. chilensis but different processes seem to underlie the patterns. In the low-quality site facilitation and continuous establishment led to a transient clumped spatial pattern. Mortality mediated by competition occurred mainly on small trees resulting in the current random pattern. On the other hand, spatial pattern in the high-quality site does not reflect a facilitation mediated recruitment. The upper strata established synchronously and subsequent regeneration was episodic.Research highlights: The results show that the differences in site quality may lead to different establishment spatial patterns, showing the importance of facilitation processes in sites with drier soil conditions and lower quality, although results may be site specific, due to the lack of replications.Keywords: Spatial analysis; regeneration; mortality; competition; facilitation.Abbreviations used:  LQ: low-quality site; HQ: high-quality site.

  6. Ocean acidification and pathogen exposure modulate the immune response of the edible mussel Mytilus chilensis.

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    Castillo, Nicole; Saavedra, Luisa M; Vargas, Cristian A; Gallardo-Escárate, Cristian; Détrée, Camille

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    Ocean acidification (OA) is one of the main consequences of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), impacting key biological processes of marine organisms such as development, growth and immune response. However, there are scarce studies on the influence of OA on marine invertebrates' ability to cope with pathogens. This study evaluated the single and combined effects of OA and bacterial infection on the transcription expression of genes related to antioxidant system, antimicrobial peptides and pattern recognition receptors in the edible mussel Mytilus chilensis. Individuals of M. chilensis were exposed during 60 days at two concentrations of pCO 2 (550 and 1200 μatm) representing respectively current and future scenario of OA and were then injected with the pathogenic bacterium Vibrio anguillarum. Results evidenced an immunomodulation following the OA exposure with an up-regulation of C-type Lectin and Mytilin B and a down-regulation of Myticin A and PGRP. This immunomodulation pattern is partially counteracted after challenge with V. anguillarum with a down-regulation of the C-type lectin and Mytilin B and the up-regulation of Myticin A. In turn, these results evidence that pCO 2 -driven OA scenarios might triggers specific immune-related genes at early stages of infection, promoting the transcription of antimicrobial peptides and patterns recognition receptors. This study provides new evidence of how the immune response of bivalves is modulated by higher CO2 conditions in the ocean, as well one factor for the resilience of marine population upon global change scenarios. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. La retórica de lo extremo en la ultraderecha chilena

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    Juan Antonio González de Requena Farré

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    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende caracterizar la ideología de la extrema de - recha chilena a través de su historia. Se realizó un análisis del discurso de los manifiestos y declaraciones de principios de cua - tro formaciones de ultraderecha de distintos momentos de la his- toria de Chile: el Movimiento Nacional Socialista, el Movimien - to Revolucionario Nacional Sindicalista, el Frente Nacionalista Patria y Libertad, así como Patria Nueva Sociedad. El enfoque retórico de la ideología ultraderechista permite reconstruir las autodescripciones ideológicas, las articulaciones del autoritaris- mo, los marcos figurativos y las principales construcciones argu - mentativas de la extrema derecha chilena.

  8. ¿Dónde Estamos? La Cultura Laboral Chilena desde Hofstede

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    Full Text Available 36 años después de la primera publicación del estudio de culturas nacionales desarrollado por Hofstede, se emprende un nuevo ejercicio para evaluar la configuración de valores de Chile. Este trabajo se enfocó en el diagnóstico de la capacidad de replicar los resultados obtenidos en estudios anteriores, a través de una muestra representativa de la población económicamente activa, y buscó integrar otros estudios sobre la llamada cultura organizacional chilena. En este sentido, se llevan a cabo consideraciones respecto a la calidad de los datos y los vacíos metodológicos que presentan las mediciones anteriores y se propone cuál sería la actual configuración de la cultura laboral chilena.

  9. Explorando luz solar en modelos de desarrollo inmobiliario. Aplicaciones en cinco ciudades chilenas.

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    Luz Alicia Cárdenas Jirón

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El explosivo crecimiento del stock edificado de los últimos años en las ciudades chilenas se ha visto reflejado en concentraciones inmobiliarias de gran altura, que irrumpen estrepitosamente en la morfología de las ciudades chilenas. Externalidades son observadas en los espacios y edificios vecinos tales como extensas áreas de sombreamiento que afectan las condiciones térmicas y lumínicas. Estas construcciones se realizan aparentemente acordes a la norma urbanística, pero afectan la luz solar incidente en fachadas y suelos, disminuyendo las posibilidades de captación y su uso como energía renovable. El objetivo del presente artículo es explorar mediante modelos espaciales –energéticos, distintas formas de ocupación de suelo, cambiando la altura edificada, pero manteniendo la constructibilidad en cinco ciudades chilenas. Las ciudades seleccionadas se sitúan en el centro sur de Chile, emplazadas tanto en el borde costero como el valle central y han presentado crecimientos inmobiliarios importantes en los últimos años. Los resultados muestran valores de energía más elevados en configuraciones de mayor altura, y menores valores relativos a medida que asciende latitudinalmente. El modelo básico ha sido una manzana de 1 ha como punto de partida, por tanto los resultados no son aplicables a un tejido urbano que es más complejo.

  10. Redescription of Aposycorax chilensis (Tonnoir) (Diptera, Psychodidae, Sycoracinae) with the first identification of a blood meal host for the species.

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    Curler, Gregory R; Moulton, John K; Madriz, R Isai

    2015-11-24

    Adults of Aposycorax chilensis were collected from several sites during fieldwork in Chilean Patagonia, December 2013. Specimens were swept or aspirated from roadside seeps and found in greatest numbers during the morning hours. DNA was extracted from a recently blood-fed female and was subjected to the polymerase chain reaction using vertebrate-specific 16S primers. An amplicon was obtained and the resulting sequence was found to have over 99% identity with two frogs in the genus Batrachyla, thus establishing this species' preference for amphibian hosts. The diagnosis and description of adult A. chilensis are revised, including the first description of the complete male genital tract. Habitat characteristics for this species and rotation of the male genitalia are discussed.

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

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

    2013-01-01

    Premise of the study: As only six useful microsatellite loci that exhibit broad cross-amplification are so far available for Prosopis species, it is necessary to develop a larger number of codominant markers for population genetic studies. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers obtained for Prosopis species from a 454 pyrosequencing run were optimized and characterized for studies in P. alba and P. chilensis. Methods and Results: Twelve markers that were successfully amplified showed polymo...

  12. The Potential of Algarrobo ( Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz) for Regeneration of Desertified Soils: Assessing Seed Germination Under Saline Conditions

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    Westphal, Claus; Gachón, Paloma; Bravo, Jaime; Navarrete, Carlos; Salas, Carlos; Ibáñez, Cristian

    2015-07-01

    Due to their multipurpose use, leguminous trees are desirable for the restoration of degraded ecosystems. Our aim was to investigate seed germination of the leguminous tree Prosopis chilensis in response to salinity, one of the major abiotic challenges of desertified soils. Germination percentages of seed from 12 wild P. chilensis populations were studied. Treatments included four aqueous NaCl concentrations (150, 300, 450, and 600 mM). In each population, the highest germination percentage was seen using distilled water (control), followed closely by 150 mM NaCl. At 300 mM NaCl or higher salt concentration, germination was progressively inhibited attaining the lowest value at 450 mM NaCl, while at 600 mM NaCl germination remained reduced but with large variation among group of samples. These results allowed us to allocate the 12 groups from where seeds were collected into three classes. First, the seeds from Huanta-Rivadavia showed the lowest percent germination for each salt condition. The second group was composed of moderately salt-tolerant seeds with 75 % germination at 300 mM NaCl, followed by 50 % germination at 450 mM NaCl and 30 % germination at 600 mM NaCl. The third group from Maitencillo and Rapel areas was the most salt tolerant with an impressive seed germination level of 97 % at 300 mM NaCl, 82 % at 450 mM NaCl, and 42 % at 600 mM NaCl. Our results demonstrate that P. chilensis seeds from these latter localities have an increased germination capability under saline stress, confirming that P. chilensis is an appropriate species to rehabilitate desertified soils.

  13. Passive transfer of maternal antibodies to West Nile virus in flamingo chicks (Phoenicopterus chilensis and Phoenicopterus ruber ruber).

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    Baitchman, Eric J; Tlusty, Michael F; Murphy, Hayley W

    2007-06-01

    Passive transfer of maternal antibodies against West Nile virus (WNV) was studied in a captive population of Chilean (Phoenicopterus chilensis) and Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber). Transfer of WNV antibodies from hens to chicks was documented and measured by plaque-reduction neutralization test. Hen titers were significantly correlated to chick titers. Mean half-life of maternal WNV antibodies was 13.4 days in chicks for which half-life was measurable.

  14. Trophic ecology of yellownose skate Zearaja chilensis, a top predator in the south-western Atlantic Ocean.

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    Belleggia, M; Andrada, N; Paglieri, S; Cortés, F; Massa, A M; Figueroa, D E; Bremec, C

    2016-03-01

    The diet and trophic level (TL ) of the yellownose skate Zearaja chilensis in the south-western Atlantic Ocean (35°-54° S), and how these varied in relation to body size, sex, maturity stage, depth and region were determined by analysis of stomach contents. From 776 specimens analysed, 671 (86·5%) ranging from 180 to 1190 mm total length (LT ) had prey in their stomachs. The diet was dominated by fishes, mainly the notothenioid Patagonotothen ramsayi and the Argentine hake Merluccius hubbsi. The consumption of fishes and crabs increased with increasing predator size, and these preys were more important in the north than in the south. Isopods and other crustaceans were consumed more in the south and their consumption decreased as the size of Z. chilensis increased. The TL of Z. chilensis increased with LT from 4·29 to 4·59 (mean 4·53), confirming their ecological role as a top predator. The small and large size classes exhibited a low diet overlap and the highest spatial segregation, whereas medium and large specimens had higher co-occurrence and dietary overlap indices. A clear distinction in tooth shape was noted between sexes in adult specimens, with males having longer cusps. This sexual heterodonty may be related to reproductive behaviour, increasing the grasping ability of males during courtship, because there were no differences in diet between the sexes. © 2016 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

  15. Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for the haploid-diploid red seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla.

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    Kollars, Nicole M; Krueger-Hadfield, Stacy A; Byers, James E; Greig, Thomas W; Strand, Allan E; Weinberger, Florian; Sotka, Erik E

    2015-01-01

    Microsatellite loci are popular molecular markers due to their resolution in distinguishing individual genotypes. However, they have rarely been used to explore the population dynamics in species with biphasic life cycles in which both haploid and diploid stages develop into independent, functional organisms. We developed microsatellite loci for the haploid-diploid red seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla, a widespread non-native species in coastal estuaries of the Northern hemisphere. Forty-two loci were screened for amplification and polymorphism. Nine of these loci were polymorphic across four populations of the extant range with two to eleven alleles observed. Mean observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.265 to 0.527 and 0.317 to 0.387, respectively. Overall, these markers will aid in the study of the invasive history of this seaweed and further studies on the population dynamics of this important haploid-diploid primary producer.

  16. Cultivation of three color strains of Gracilaria domingensis in an integrated organic system

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    Thiago Gaban Trigueiro

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Species of the genus Gracilaria are widely distributed around the world, and many are wild harvested and cultivated for phycocolloid production (agar and human food. This study investigated the growth performance of three color strains of Gracilaria domingensis in an integrated organic system. The three chromatic variants (red, green, and brown were cultured in a shrimp farm at two depths (surface and 20 cm. The highest relative growth rates were obtained in the first week of cultivation for all three strains studied. Although the growth rates and biomass were slightly higher at a depth of 20 cm, significant differences were not observed at different depths (p < 0.05. The growth of the three strains varied significantly over time (p < 0.001. The maximal growth values obtained were 11.25 ± 1.50% day−1 (red, 12.76 ± 3.96% day−1 (green, and 7.86 ± 1.75% day−1 (brown. The mean growth rates for the whole period were 4.63 ± 6.97, 3.38 ± 9.09, and 2.16 ± 6.61% day−1 for the red, green, and brown strains, respectively. The pigment content (chlorophyll a, phycocyanin, and phycoerythrin of the three strains studied was higher at a depth of 20 cm, while the maximum electron transport rate (ETRmax and photosynthetic efficiency were higher at the surface. The high growth rates obtained in this study demonstrate the great potential of this species for integrated organic farming. Moreover, the ecological success shown by the red strain suggests that this strain is the most suitable for integrated cultivation.

  17. Complete chloroplast genome of Gracilaria firma (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), with discussion on the use of chloroplast phylogenomics in the subclass Rhodymeniophycidae.

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    Ng, Poh-Kheng; Lin, Showe-Mei; Lim, Phaik-Eem; Liu, Li-Chia; Chen, Chien-Ming; Pai, Tun-Wen

    2017-01-06

    The chloroplast genome of Gracilaria firma was sequenced in view of its role as an economically important marine crop with wide industrial applications. To date, there are only 15 chloroplast genomes published for the Florideophyceae. Apart from presenting the complete chloroplast genome of G. firma, this study also assessed the utility of genome-scale data to address the phylogenetic relationships within the subclass Rhodymeniophycidae. The synteny and genome structure of the chloroplast genomes across the taxa of Eurhodophytina was also examined. The chloroplast genome of Gracilaria firma maps as a circular molecule of 187,001 bp and contains 252 genes, which are distributed on both strands and consist of 35 RNA genes (3 rRNAs, 30 tRNAs, tmRNA and a ribonuclease P RNA component) and 217 protein-coding genes, including the unidentified open reading frames. The chloroplast genome of G. firma is by far the largest reported for Gracilariaceae, featuring a unique intergenic region of about 7000 bp with discontinuous vestiges of red algal plasmid DNA sequences interspersed between the nblA and cpeB genes. This chloroplast genome shows similar gene content and order to other Florideophycean taxa. Phylogenomic analyses based on the concatenated amino acid sequences of 146 protein-coding genes confirmed the monophyly of the classes Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae with full nodal support. Relationships within the subclass Rhodymeniophycidae in Florideophyceae received moderate to strong nodal support, and the monotypic family of Gracilariales were resolved with maximum support. Chloroplast genomes hold substantial information that can be tapped for resolving the phylogenetic relationships of difficult regions in the Rhodymeniophycidae, which are perceived to have experienced rapid radiation and thus received low nodal support, as exemplified in this study. The present study shows that chloroplast genome of G. firma could serve as a key link to the full resolution of

  18. Valorization of Lipids from Gracilaria sp. through Lipidomics and Decoding of Antiproliferative and Anti-Inflammatory Activity

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    Elisabete da Costa

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The lipidome of the red seaweed Gracilaria sp., cultivated on land-based integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA system, was assessed for the first time using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and tandem mass spectrometry (HILIC–MS and MS/MS. One hundred and forty-seven molecular species were identified in the lipidome of the Gracilaria genus and distributed between the glycolipids classes monogalactosyl diacylglyceride (MGDG, digalactosyl diacylglyceride (DGDG, sulfoquinovosyl monoacylglyceride (SQMG, sulfoquinovosyl diacylglyceride (SQDG, the phospholipids phosphatidylcholine (PC, lyso-PC, phosphatidylglycerol (PG, lyso-PG, phosphatidylinositol (PI, phosphatidylethanolamine (PE, phosphatic acid (PA, inositolphosphoceramide (IPC, and betaine lipids monoacylglyceryl- and diacylglyceryl-N,N,N-trimethyl homoserine (MGTS and DGTS. Antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory effects promoted by lipid extract of Gracilaria sp. were evaluated by monitoring cell viability in human cancer lines and by using murine macrophages, respectively. The lipid extract decreased cell viability of human T-47D breast cancer cells and of 5637 human bladder cancer cells (estimated half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50 of 12.2 μg/mL and 12.9 μg/mL, respectively and inhibited the production of nitric oxide (NO evoked by the Toll-like receptor 4 agonist lipopolysaccharide (LPS on the macrophage cell line RAW 264.7 (35% inhibition at a concentration of 100 μg/mL. These findings contribute to increase the ranking in the value-chain of Gracilaria sp. biomass cultivated under controlled conditions on IMTA systems.

  19. Antibacterial activity of four Gracilaria species of red seaweeds collected from Mandapam Coast, Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, India

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    Sethu Rameshkumar

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To study the antibacterial activities of diethyl ether, toluene, ethanol and methanol extracts of red seaweeds such as Gracilaria crassa (G. crassa, Gracilaria folifera (G. folifera, Gracilaria debilis (G. debilis and Gracilaria corticata. Methods: The crude extracts were tested against different types of Gram-positive and -negative bacterial strains and all the seaweed extracts were tested a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. Antibacterial activity was made using paper disc diffusion method. Four organic solvents (diethyl ether, toluene, methanol and ethanol were used separately in a Soxhlet apparatus for seven bacterial strains. Antibacterial activity of the known antibiotics such as chloramphenicol, streptomycin, kanamycin and ampicillin was determined by testing them against different test organisms. Results: The high antibacterial activity was noted in the extracts of G. crassa, G. folifera and G. debilis. However, G. crassa and G. debilis have good antibacterial activity. Pathogens like Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli were less susceptible to the methanol and diethyl ether extracts of G. folifera. The comparative study on the antibacterial activity was also made by using 200 μg concentration of solvent extracts (diethyl ether, ethanol, toluene and methanoland different five antibiotics such as chloramphenicol, streptomycin, kanamycin, amoxicillin and ampicillin. The bacterial strains tested were more sensitive to chloramphenicol, streptomycin, kanamycin, and ampicillin when compared to algal extracts. Conclusions: The present study proved that the extracts of G. crassa, G. folifera and G. debilis have high antibacterial activity. Although G. crassa and G. debilis showed good antibacterial activity, many known antibiotics are active against a few organisms individually. Hence, the extracts of seaweeds were active against all test organisms used and the activities were comparable to that of antibiotics and the

  20. Creencias sobre Papanicolaou y cáncer cérvicouterino en un grupo de mujeres chilenas

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    Antecedentes: Son variadas las descripciones en relación a las creencias y como estas se relacionan con las conductas preventivas en cáncer cérvicouterino. Objetivo: Describir las creencias que tienen un grupo de mujeres chilenas pertenecientes al sistema público de atención acerca del Papanicolaou y cáncer cérvicouterino. Método: Estudio analítico de corte transversal realizado en 333 mujeres chilenas. Se estudiaron las creencias sobre el Papanicolaou y el cáncer cérvicouterino con un instru...

  1. [Use of mesquite cotyledon (Prosopis chilensis (Mol) Shuntz) in the manufacturing of cereal bars].

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    Estévez, A M; Escobar, B; Ugarte, V

    2000-06-01

    Cereal bars with peanut and walnut has shown to be snack foods of good organoleptic characteristics and high caloric value, due to their content of protein, lipids and carbohydrates. Cotyledons of mezquite seeds have a high protein content which biological quality improves with thermal processing like toasting, microwave or moist heat under pressure. The purposes of this research were to study the use of mezquite cotyledon (Prosopis chilensis (Mol) Stuntz) in cereal bars with two different levels of peanut or walnut; and to determine the effect of two thermal treatment applied on the cotyledon upon the bar characteristics. Twelve different kind of bars were developed through the combination of two levels of peanut or walnut (15% and 18%); the use of mezquite cotyledon (0% and 6%); and the application of two thermal processing to the cotyledon (microwave and toasting). Cereal bars were analysed for chemical, physical and sensory characteristics: moisture, water activity, proximate chemical composition, sensory quality and acceptability. Moisture content of bars with peanut ranged between 10.4% and 10.9%; and for those with walnut, between 10.5% and 12.3%. Protein content was higher in the bars with mezquite cotiledon, being higher those with peanut. Thermal processing did not have any effect on the chemical composition. Bars with mezquite cotyledon treated by microwave showed a higher acceptability.

  2. Microencapsulation of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis Molina Stuntz leaf extracts to preserve and control antioxidant properties

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    Leslie Vidal J

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Microencapsulation technology is an alternative to stabilize stress factors and protect food ingredients or additives, which include environmentally sensitive bioactive principles in protective matrices to increase their functionality and life span. The objective of this research was to study conditions to obtain microcapsules with antioxidant capacity from a maqui (Aristotelia chilensis [Molina] Stuntz, Elaeocarpaceae leaf extract by emulsification and subsequent retention after microencapsulation. Microcapsules were produced by water-in-oil emulsion (W/O using a phase of the aqueous maqui leaf extract and gum arabic, and a liquid vaseline phase. Maqui leaf extract antioxidant capacity was 99.66% compared with the aqueous phase of the emulsion at 94.38 and 93.06% for 5% and 15% gum arabic, respectively. The mean yield of maqui leaf extract microencapsulation with 5% gum arabic varied between 38 and 48%, whereas with 15% gum arabic it was 39%. Once the antioxidant microcapsules were formed, mean extract antioxidant capacity ranged between 30 and 35%. Both yields responded similarly to changes in gum arabic concentrations (5% and 15% in the aqueous phase of the emulsion; 5% concentration produced a microcapsule size from 1.0 to 10 urn. Maqui leaf extracts with high phenolic compound levels, which can be stabilized and protected by the microencapsulation process, produce new natural preservative systems as compared with their synthetic counterparts.

  3. The reliability of morphometric discriminant functions in determining the sex of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis

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    Diego MONTALTI et al

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Monomorphic birds cannot be sexed visually and discriminant functions on the basis of external morphological variations are frequently used. Our objective was to evaluate the reliability of sex classification functions created from structural measurements of Chilean flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis museum skins for the gender assignment of live birds. Five measurements were used to develop four discriminant functions: culmen, bill height and width, tarsus length and middle toe claw. The functions were tested on a sample of live flamingos from a zoo. The best classification for museum flamingos was given by a function using tarsus length, bill width and middle toe claw (97%. However, this function did not give the best classification for the zoo-based flamingos (81% which had the best sex assignment by a function including measurements of tarsus, culmen and bill height and width (85%. This shows that a function giving good results in the sample from which it originated may not be as good when applied to another group of animals. Our study emphasizes the need for assessing the accuracy of a function by testing it with other methods to ensure its suitability when being applied [Current Zoology 59 (6: 851–855, 2012].

  4. Seasonal variation and resin composition in the Andean tree Austrocedrus chilensis.

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    Olate, Verónica Rachel; Soto, Alex; Schmeda-Hirschmann, Guillermo

    2014-05-21

    Little is known about the changes in resin composition in South American gymnosperms associated with the different seasons of the year. The diterpene composition of 44 resin samples from seven Austrocedrus chilensis (Cupressaceae) trees, including male and female individuals, was investigated in three different seasons of the year (February, June and November). Twelve main diterpenes were isolated by chromatographic means and identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The diterpene composition was submitted to multivariate analysis to find possible associations between chemical composition and season of the year. The principal component analysis showed a clear relation between diterpene composition and season. The most characteristic compounds in resins collected in summer were Z-communic acid (9) and 12-oxo-labda-8(17),13E-dien-19 oic acid methyl ester (10) for male trees and 8(17),12,14-labdatriene (7) for female trees. For the winter samples, a clear correlation of female trees with torulosic acid (6) was observed. In spring, E-communic acid (8) and Z-communic acid (9) were correlated with female trees and 18-hydroxy isopimar-15-ene (1) with male tree resin. A comparison between percent diterpene composition and collection time showed p < 0.05 for isopimara-8(9),15-diene (2), sandaracopimaric acid (4), compound (7) and ferruginol (11).

  5. Complete mitochondrial genome of the Yellownose skate: Zearaja chilensis (Rajiformes, Rajidae).

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    Jeong, Dageum; Lee, Youn-Ho

    2016-01-01

    The complete sequence of mitochondrial DNA of a Yellownose skate, Zearaja chilensis was determined for the first time. It is 16,909 bp in length covering 2 rRNA, 22 tRNA and 13 protein coding genes with the identical gene order and structure as those of other Rajidae species. The nucleotide of L-strand is composed of low G (14.3%), and slightly high A + T (58.9%) nucleotides. The strong codon usage bias against the use of G (6.0%) is found at the third codon positions. Twelve of the 13 protein coding genes use ATG as the start codon while COX1 starts with GTG. As for the stop codon, only ND4 shows an incomplete stop codon TA. This is the first report of the mitogenome for a species in the genus Zearaja, providing a valuable source of genetic information on the evolution of the family Rajidae and the genus Zearaja as well as for establishment of a sustainble fishery management plan of the species.

  6. Left-right asymmetries and shape analysis on Ceroglossus chilensis (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

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    Bravi, Raffaella; Benítez, Hugo A.

    2013-10-01

    Bilateral symmetry is widespread in animal kingdom, however most animal can deviate from expected symmetry and manifest some kind of asymmetries. Fluctuating asymmetry is considered as a tool for valuating developmental instability, whereas directional asymmetry is inherited and could be used for evaluating evolutionary development. We use the method of geometric morphometrics to analyze left/right asymmetries in the whole body, in two sites and totally six populations of Ceroglossus chilensis with the aim to infer and explain morphological disparities between populations and sexes in this species. In all individuals analyzed we found both fluctuating asymmetry and directional asymmetry for size and shape variation components, and a high sexual dimorphism. Moreover a high morphological variability between the two sites emerged as well. Differences in diet could influence the expression of morphological variation and simultaneously affect body sides, and therefore contribute to the symmetric component of variation. Moreover differences emerged between two sites could be a consequence of isolation and fragmentation, rather than a response to local environmental differences between sampling sites.

  7. LITERATURA FANTÁSTICA CHILENA ACTUAL — UNA LECTURA POLÍTICAMENTE INCORRECTA

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    Marcelo Novoa Sepúlveda

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    Full Text Available Revisar tres novelas recientes de literatura fantástica chilena nos enfrenta a una problematización poco común en un género marginal. Se trata de poner en evidencia la inadecuada conceptualización ya anticuada para obras ideológicamente contextualizadas en el presente siglo. También, se examina un modelo de análisis dogmático enquistado en presupuestos teoréticos del fantástico europeo.

  8. EL FEMINICIDIO SEGÚN LA PRENSA CHILENA: OTRA FORMA DE VIOLENCIA CONTRA LAS MUJERES.

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    Lagos Lira, CLAUDIA

    2008-01-01

    Las mujeres chilenas de principios del siglo XXI no son iguales a las de fines del XX, ni tampoco lo es la familia como institución, el espacio donde simbólica, cultural, social y legalmente se ha adscrito a la mujer (INE, 1992 y 2002; Gubbins, Browne, Bagnara, 2003; Valdés, 2004). Ha aumentado la esperanza de vida de las mujeres, junto con la disminución de la natalidad y un mayor espaciamiento entre hijos. Además, las mujeres han incrementado la participación laboral y ha ...

  9. Para una entrada en la imaginación poética alimentaria chilena

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    Magda Sepúlveda

    2014-01-01

    Las comidas y las bebidas recreadas en la poesía chilena ofrecen un espacio alternativo para reflexionar sobre la etnia, la clase social, el género y la violencia política. Cada uno de estos nudos define una ruta alimenticia donde las historias diferenciales se toman la palabra. Este artículo propone una cartografía de las imágenes alimentarias poéticas, caracterizando cuatro grandes rutas: aquellas donde la escritura privilegia la construcción de comunidades indígenas alrededor de la comida ...

  10. Ciclo gonadal del chorito Mytilus chilensis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae en dos localidades del sur de Chile Gonadal cycle of the mussel Mytilus chilensis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae at two localities in southern of Chile

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    Pablo A Oyarzún

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    Full Text Available Se analizó de forma cualitativa y cuantitativa el ciclo gonadal del bivalvo Mytilus chilensis en las localidades de Chaihuín y bahía Yal, sur de Chile, entre octubre 2007 y junio 2008. Por medio de análisis histológico gonadal se determinaron cuatro estadios gametogénicos y a su vez se estimó en forma cuantitativa, el Volumen de la Fracción Gamética (VFG, el porcentaje de tejido interfolicular y el índice gonadal. El análisis cuantitativo (VFG fue el mejor indicador para determinar los desoves. En los ejemplares de Chaihuín se observaron dos eventos de emisión gamética en forma simultánea en ambos sexos, que ocurrieron en octubre y marzo. Sin embargo, en los ejemplares de bahía Yal se registraron cuatro desoves, principalmente de marzo a junio (otoño, cuando la temperatura del agua disminuyó. Se determinó una escasa relación entre el Índice Gonadosomático (IG y los estadios gametogénicos, al igual que entre el IG y el porcentaje de ovocitos maduros, por ende el IG no sería un indicador apropiado para los desoves en esta especie. Se sugiere la revisión del periodo de veda de Mytilus chilensis (1 noviembre a 31 diciembre, ya que la mayor parte de los individuos de las poblaciones estudiadas, maduran principalmente en octubre. En ambas localidades, el porcentaje de tejido conjuntivo de los especímenes estudiados fluctúo entre 15 y 70% de cobertura gonadal. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron diferencias en los ciclos reproductivos de Mytilus chilensis entre las localidades analizadas, las que se podrían atribuir a diferencias ambientales (e.g. temperatura causadas por el gradiente latitudinal.A qualitative and quantitative analysis was carried out of the gonadal cycle of the bivalve Mytilus chilensis from Chaihuín and Yal bay, southern Chile, between October 2007 and June 2008. Four gametogenic stages were determined using histological analysis of the gonads, and quantitative estimates were made of the Gametic Volume

  11. Short-term feeding response of the mussel Mytilus chilensis exposed to diets containing the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella Respuesta alimentaria inicial del bivalvo Mytilus chilensis expuesto a dietas conteniendo el dinoflagelado tóxico Alexandrium catenella

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    JORGE M NAVARRO

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The short-term feeding response of the bivalve Mytilus chilensis was measured using four diets containing different proportions of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella. The diets containing the highest concentrations of the dinoflagellate showed the greatest effect on the feeding activity in the mussel, with clearance and ingestión rates significantly reduced during the first hours of exposure. After this period, M. chilensis demonstrated a capacity to acclimate to the toxic diets, with feeding parameters reaching values similar to those of untreated control organisms. It was not clear if the negative effect on the feeding behavior was caused by the presence of the paralytic toxin, or due to the larger size of the dinoflagellate cells in comparison with cells of Isochrysis galbana used in the control diet. However, parallel studies with diets containing the nontoxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium affine of similar size and shape to that of A. catenella, suggested the cell size was the main cause for impairment of feeding behavior. The capacity for acclimation to either toxin or cell size by M. chilensis makes it a good indicator species for the early detection of harmful PSP events, since its relative insensitivity to the toxin allows it to quickly recover normal feeding behavior and permits it to accumulate PSP in its tissues in a short timeLa respuesta inicial del bivalvo Mytilus chilensis fue medida bajo cuatro dietas que contenían diferentes proporciones del dinoflagelado tóxico Alexandrium catenella. Las dietas que contenían las concentraciones más altas de este dinoflagelado mostraron el mayor efecto durante las primeras horas de exposición. Después de este periodo inicial, M. chilensis demostró la capacidad para aclimatarse a estas dietas tóxicas, con parámetros de alimentación que alcanzaron valores similares a aquellos de los organismos controles. No fue claro si el efecto negativo sobre la conducta de alimentación fue

  12. Extraction of Phytochemical Compounds from Eucheuma cottonii and Gracilaria sp using Supercritical CO2 Followed by Subcritical Water

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    Setyorini Dwi

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Extraction of phytochemical compounds (such as β-carotene, linoleic acids, carrageenan, and polyphenols from algae Eucheuma cottonii and Gracilaria sp with supercritical CO2 followed by subcritical water has been investigated. Supercritical CO2 extraction was carried out at pressure of 25 MPa, temperature of 60°C, CO2 flowrate of 15 ml/min, and ethanol flowrate of 0.25 ml/min. To determine the content of carotenoids and linoleic acids, the extracted compounds were analyzed using a spectrophotometer UV-Vis. The residue of algae starting material was subsequently extracted by subcritical water at pressures of 3, 5, and 7 MPa, and temperatures of 120, 140, 160, and 180 °C. Carrageenan extracted by subcritical water was analyzed using Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR, while the total phenolic compound was analyzed with UV-vis spectrophotometer. Moreover, the antioxidant efficiency of extract was also examined by DPPH assay method. Based on the analytical result, β-carotene and linoleic acid content in Eucheuma cottonii were 209.91 and 321.025 μg/g sample, respectively. While β-carotene and linoleic acid content in Gracilaria sp were 219.99 and 286.52 μg/g sample, respectively. The optimum condition of subcritical water extraction was at 180°C and 7 MPa. At this condition, the highest TPC content in the extract from Eucheuma cottonii and Gracilaria sp were 18.51 mg GAE/g sample and 22.47 mg GAE/g sample, respectively; while the highest yield of carrageenan extracted from Eucheuma cottonii and Gracilaria sp were 61.33 and 65.54 g/100 g dried algae, respectively. At the same condition, the antioxidant efficiency was 0.513 min-1 for Eucheuma cottonii and 0,277 min-1 for Gracilaria sp. Based on the results the extraction method effectively separated non-polar and polar compounds, then increased the antioxidant efficiency of extract.

  13. Paragonimus and paragonimiasis in northern Peru. Natural infection in Pseudothelphusa chilensis by metacercariae of Paragonimus Braun, 1899

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    Cuba, César; Ibáñez H., Nicanor; Fernández, Eduardo; Miranda, Hernán

    2014-01-01

    Se ha estudiado el índice de infección natural y la intensidad del parasitismo en cangrejos recolectados en tres provincias del Departamento de Cajamarca, Perú, habiéndose encontrado metacercarias de Paragonimus Braun, 1899 en el 43.97% de 539 especímenes de Pseudothelphusa chilensis Milne Edwards, 1843, único cangrejo hallado en la zona. El órgano parasitado fue casi exclusivamente el hepatopancreas, siendo 10.33 el número promedio de metacercarias por cangrejo. Las formas adultos logradas m...

  14. Gastrointestinal and external parasites of the white-crested elaenia Elaenia albiceps chilensis (Aves, Tyrannidae in Chile

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    Danny Fuentes

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to evaluate the ectoparasites and helminths of the white-crested elaenia, Elaenia albiceps chilensis. Feather mites Anisophyllodes elaeniae, Trouessartia elaeniae, and Analges sp. were detected in 51% of birds (n=106, whereas 24% were infected with lice (Tyranniphilopterus delicatulus, Menacanthus cfr. distinctus, and Ricinus cfr. invadens. Helminths Viguiera sp. and Capillaria sp. were found in five of the birds that were necropsied (n=20. With the exception of A. elaeniae, T. elaeniae, and T. delicatulus, all parasites represented new records found for the white-crested elaenia, and therefore for the Chilean repertoire of biodiversity.

  15. Phylogenetic characterization of a novel herpesvirus found in the liver and lungs of a Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis).

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    Coverdill, Christopher C; Barnes, Julie A; Garner, Michael M; Hinton, Kevin L; Childress, April L; Wellehan, James F X

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    A novel herpesvirus was detected in a 17-day-old Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) with pneumonia, hepatopathy, and severe anemia that was housed in California. Postmortem examination identified a pale, enlarged liver, mildly increased fluid in the lungs, and red foci in the spleen. Histologic examination revealed marked hepatic necrosis with syncytia, splenic necrosis, and interstitial pneumonia with eosinophilic intranuclear inclusions within hepatocytes and in unidentified cells of the lung. Transmission electron microscopy identified virions consistent with a herpesvirus in the nucleus and cytoplasm of degenerative hepatocytes. Nested consensus PCR, sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis identified a novel herpesvirus within the genus Iltovirus in the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae. © 2016 The Author(s).

  16. Coplas de la tierra en la chilena, lírica tradicional de la Mixteca

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    Grissel Gómez Estrada

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: This paper seeks to highlight the traditional lyrical genre known as Chilean, who will sing and dance mostly in the Mexican’s Mixteca region. I will focus on the analysis of the ‘verses of the Earth’, as he calls them Margit Frenk, as I feel that these characterize the genre, based on a corpus of more than a hundred chilean. In addition, these verses will give an account of the culture of the inhabitants of the region. RESUMEN: El presente trabajo pretende dar a conocer el género lírico tradicional conocido como chilena, que se canta y baila sobre todo en la región mexicana de la Mixteca. Me centraré en el análisis de las ‘coplas de la tierra’, como las llama Margit Frenk, pues considero que éstas caracterizan al género, a partir de un corpus de más de cien chilenas. Asimismo, dichas coplas van a dar cuenta de la cultura de los habitantes de la región.

  17. Actividad biológica del veneno de Anthothoe chilensis (Lesson, 1830 (Actiniaria: Sagartiidae

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    Fernando Retuerto

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo informa sobre características bioquímicas, actividad hemolítica, citotóxica y citolítica de tres fracciones del veneno de la anémona de mar Anthothoe chilensis. Los tentáculos de 78 ejemplares de A. chilensis, provenientes de la Isla Cabinza-San Lorenzo, Lima, fueron procesados obteniendo un filtrado, el cual se fraccionó por precipitación con tres puntos de saturación con acetona fría: I (20%, II (50%, III (80%. El filtrado mostró una concentración proteica de 1,8 mg/mL. Las pruebas de detección de carbohidratos totales demostraron la presencia de 1,401 mg de glucosa/ml de solución en el filtrado; mientras que la electroforesis en gel de poliacrilamida en presencia de dodecil sulfato de sodio (PAGE-SDS evidenció proteínas de 14 a 94 kDa, de las cuales la mayor parte fueron glicoproteínas. Se encontró actividad hemolítica sobre eritrocitos humanos en las fracciones I y II. La fracción III tuvo la actividad fosfolipásica más alta. Las tres fracciones tuvieron una ligera actividad proteolítica sobre caseína siendo la más activa la fracción I. Los efectos citotóxico y citológico fueron evaluados aplicando el Ensayo de Toxicidad en Embriones de Erizo de mar (SET. Las anormalidades morfológicas fueron evaluadas a las 48 horas de desarrollo. Las anormalidades citológicas fueron evaluadas en el estadio de gástrula tardía. Las tres fracciones acetónicas produjeron daños citotóxicos y citológicos importantes en los embriones de erizo de mar. Los efectos sobre los embriones fueron retrasar su desarrollo y producir anomalías morfológicas como lisis de blástulas y exogastrulación. Los daños citológicos observados fueron núcleos heteropicnóticos, núcleos gigantes y espacios celulares anormales. La fracción II fue la más citotóxica produciendo una mortalidad de 75,52 ± 5,5% en los primeros estadíos con 1,0 μg/mL. La fracción I produjo el mayor porcentaje de anomalías en los embriones

  18. Leaf phenology and its associated traits in the wintergreen species Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae Fenología foliar y sus caracteres asociados en la especie invierno-verde Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae

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    MARÍA ANGÉLICA DAMASCOS

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    Full Text Available The post-summer leaf demography of the wintergreen species Aristotelia chilensis growing near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, is described. Its specific leaf mass (SLM, g m-2 is compared to that of the deciduous and evergreen species of the Andean-Patagonian forests and to that of other communities abroad. The pattern of leaf emergence is intermediate, with leaf flush in spring (basal cohort, BC, followed by successive unfolding of the remaining leaves (distal cohort, DC during summer. The senescence of the BC occurs mainly in autumn, with a loss of 11-31 % of its SLM. The DC falls synchronously in mid-spring and the SLM loss in winter is 10-13 %. The SLM of A. chilensis (103.6 ± 6.2 g m-2 is intermediate when compared to the general mean values of deciduous (73.7 ± 15.9 g m-2 and evergreen species (154.8 ± 45.8 g m-2. The SLM of deciduous and evergreen species of three different forests near San Carlos de Bariloche varied significantly at the end of the growing season while that of A. chilensis showed more constant values. The periodicity of leaf production and senescence in A. chilensis allows the maintenance of one leaf cohort throughout the year, covering the carbon demand for flowering and leaf production in spring. This differentiates the deciduous from the wintergreen species, despite their similar mean leaf life span values, while the evergreen species have a longer leaf turnover. Considering the conditions for growth in each studied forest, the leaf life span was not the only factor determining the SLM value. This variable would also depend on multiple stresses that may act during the ontogenesis and evolution of the leaves in each phenological groupSe describe la demografía foliar después del verano de la especie invierno-verde Aristotelia chilensis, creciendo cerca de la ciudad de San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. Se compara su peso específico foliar (SLM, g m-2 con los valores de especies deciduas y siempreverdes de los

  19. Dietary fibre concentrate from Chilean algarrobo (Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz) pods: purification and characterization.

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    Estévez, Ana María; Figuerola, Fernando; Bernuy, Enrique; Sáenz, Carmen

    2014-12-01

    Prosopis species are generally fast-growing, drought-resistant, nitrogen-fixing trees or shrubs. Fruits of Prosopis spp are indehiscent pods, where pericarp is formed by the epicarp, light brown in colour, and fibrous nature; the mesocarp known as pulp, which is rich in sugars; and the endocarp. The aim of this work was to obtain a fibre concentrate from the pods of Prosopis chilensis Mol. (Stuntz) and to determine the chemical, physical, and technological properties of the pod flour (PF) and of a fibre concentrate or pod purified flour (PPF). Acetone, ethanol, and water at different conditions of time and temperature were used in the purification process. PF showed 53.7 g/100 g of total sugar content, 4.2 g/100 g of reducing sugar content, 41.8 g/100 g of total dietary fibre, 35.8 g/100 g of insoluble fibre, and 6.0 g/100 g of soluble fibre content. The PPF has a total sugar content of 3.8 g/100 g, reducing sugar content of 2.2 g/100 g, total dietary fibre content of 80.8 g/100 g, insoluble fibre content of 75.1 g/100 g, and soluble fibre content of 5.7 g/100 g. The scanning electron microscopy analysis showed the existence of voids in the structure of PPF flour, which reveals the efficiency of the purification process with a high decrease in the total sugar content. © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  20. Respuestas foliares de Aristotelia chilensis (Molina Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae a la fragmentación del bosque maulino Leaf responses of Aristotelia chilensis (Molina Stuntz (Elaeocarpaceae to the fragmentation of the Maulino forest

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    FIORELLA REPETTO-GIAVELLI

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La fragmentación que ha sufrido el bosque nativo de Chile debido a la fuerte presión antrópica ha causado, además de la grave pérdida de habitat, la modificación del microclima de los parches de bosque remanente que alguna vez constituyeron un bosque continuo de especies nativas. Estos cambios generarían respuestas morfológicas, químicas y fisiológicas en plantas capaces de adaptarse a las nuevas condiciones. Este estudio tiene como objetivo identificar respuestas a nivel de las hojas ante el aumento de radiación solar y disminución de agua en el suelo que ocurre al interior de los fragmentos. Para esto utilizamos a Aristotelia chilensis, especie que crece tanto en fragmentos como en bosque continuo, y comparamos parámetros relacionados a su morfología foliar en bosque y fragmentos y medimos su repercusión en la capacidad fotosintética de A. chilensis. En términos morfológicos, se observó una disminución del área foliar y del área foliar específica en los fragmentos, siendo 1,2 veces menor que en el bosque continuo. En los fragmentos, el grosor de la epidermis y del parénquima esponjoso son más de 1,3 veces mas gruesos que en el bosque continuo. El grosor del parénquima en empalizada, en cambio, no se vio modificado. La cantidad de nitrógeno en las hojas es 1,2 veces mayor en el bosque continuo que en los fragmentos, mientras que el contenido de carbono no varía. La conductancia estomática en el bosque continuo fue 1,5 veces mayor que en los fragmentos. Aristotelia chilensis responde morfológica y fisiológicamente ante los cambios abióticos generados por la fragmentación de los bosques, lo que le permite sobrevivir tanto en ambientes de baja luminosidad como el bosque continuo y en ambientes de alta luminosidad y bajo contenido hídrico como los fragmentos de bosque, manteniendo tasas fotosintéticas semejantes en ambos ambientesFragmentation of the Maulino forest implies significant habitat loss, as well as the

  1. Effects of salinity, light and temperature on growth rates of two species of Gracilaria (Rhodophyta)

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    Xu, Yongjian; Wei, Wei; Fang, Jianguang

    2009-05-01

    Effects of temperature, salinity and light intensity on growth rates of Gracilaria lichenoides and G. tenuistipitata var. liui Zhang et Xia were tested. Eight to ten levels of each factor were first tested separately. The best growth rate was obtained under the conditions of 32°C, 30 and 240 μmol/(m2·s) for G. lichenoides, and 24°C, 20 and 200 μmol/(m2·s) for G. tenuistipitata, respectively. Then a uniform design was used to evaluate the optimal combinations of the three factors. The best conditions for the highest daily specific growth rates (% increase in wet weight) are determined to be 31.30°C, 32.10, and 287.23 μmol/(m2·s) for G. lichenoides (16.26%/d), and 25.38°C, 21.10, and 229.07 μmol/(m2·s) for G. tenuistipitata (14.83%/d), respectively.

  2. Physiological responses of macroalga Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta) to UV-B radiation exposure

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    Zhu, Lin; Xiao, Hui; Wang, Ying; Jian, Xiaoyang; Zhang, Zhipeng; Zhang, Huanxin; Tang, Xuexi

    2015-03-01

    This paper aims to evaluate the effects of ultraviolet-B radiation (UVBR) on Gracilaria lemaneiformis, a commercial red macroalga and an important source of agar. To study the in-vitro effect of UVBR on G. lemaneiformis, this plant was cultivated and exposed to photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) at 40 μmol photons/(m2 ·s) and enhanced UVBR (0, 0.36, 0.72, 1.08, 1.44, and 1.80 kJ/(m2 ·d)) for 13 days. The samples were processed for histochemical analysis, and the growth rate, photosynthetic pigment contents, photosynthetic performance, reactive oxygen species levels, membrane permeability, malonyl dialdehyde contents and antioxidant capacity of G. lemaneiformis were investigated. After 13 days of exposure to PAR+UVBR, G. lemaneiformis showed photodamage and photoinhibition of photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll a and phycoerythrin), leading to a decreased photosynthetic efficiency. Further, there was a corresponding decrease in the relative growth rates and depigmentation and partial necrosis of the apical segments were noted after exposure to PAR+UVBR. Additionally, UVBR induced excess production of superoxide radicals and hydrogen peroxide, eliciting a marked cellular membrane damage and antioxidative response.

  3. New phenomenon in early development of sporelings in Gracilaria asiatica Chang et Xia (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta)

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    Zhao, Fengjuan; Wang, Aihua; Liu, Jidong; Duan, Delin

    2006-12-01

    Study on the early development of sporelings from carpospores of Gracilaria asiatica Chang et Xia was conducted indoors under controlled culture conditions. Besides normal development of sporelings, a new developmental phenomenon of filamentous frond was observed. It was composed of one or two rows of cells, and took place from the outmost brim of the basal disc. During the early disc stage of germinated carpospores, one or two filamentous fronds formed on about 10% basal discs. Simultaneously, young fronds began to arch slightly from the centers of single and coalescent discs; lately more filamentous fronds up to 80% appeared on the brims of basal discs. Meanwhile one or more upright fronds protuberated on the basal discs. Generally, filamentous fronds exhibited in self-existence or co-existence forms with normal young sporelings on the same basal disc, and single cell detached from filamentous fronds developed into a new filamentous frond. This new phenomenon exhibited a unique differentiation pathway during the early development of G. asiatica, which would be potential for the application in artificial sporelings nursery.

  4. Unraveling the nuclear and chloroplast genomes of an agar producing red macroalga, Gracilaria changii (Rhodophyta, Gracilariales).

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    Ho, Chai-Ling; Lee, Wei-Kang; Lim, Ee-Leen

    2018-03-01

    Agar and agarose have wide applications in food and pharmaceutical industries. Knowledge on the genome of red seaweeds that produce them is still lacking. To fill the gap in genome analyses of these red algae, we have sequenced the nuclear and organellar genomes of an agarophyte, Gracilaria changii. The partial nuclear genome sequence of G. changii has a total length of 35.8Mb with 10,912 predicted protein coding sequences. Only 39.4% predicted proteins were found to have significant matches to protein sequences in SwissProt. The chloroplast genome of G. changii is 183,855bp with a total of 201 open reading frames (ORFs), 29 tRNAs and 3 rRNAs predicted. Five genes: ssrA, leuC and leuD CP76_p173 (orf139) and pbsA were absent in the chloroplast genome of G. changii. The genome information is valuable in accelerating functional studies of individual genes and resolving evolutionary relationship of red seaweeds. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Effects of light quality on reproduction, growth and pigment content of Gracilaria birdiae (Rhodophyta: Gracilariales

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    José Bonomi Barufi

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Gracilaria species are the main source of agar worldwide. Since laboratory cultivation is an important means of sustaining such production, this study aimed to assess the influence of two fundamental strategies of physiological algae adjustment, photoacclimation and photomorphogenesis, on G. birdiae physiology. Specifically, the effects of different spectral light qualities on reproduction, growth, and pigment content in two distinct photoperiods (8 and 14 hours were examined. Tetrasporophytes and gametophytes were submitted to different light qualities: white, green, red, and blue over the course of nine weeks. At the end of this period, chlorophyll a, allophycocyanin, phycocyanin, and phycoerythrin contents were analysed. Gametophytes showed reproductive structures only under monochromatic radiation. A stimulatory effect on tetrasporangium differentiation was mainly observed under red light, but this high fertility was negatively correlated with growth rate, i.e. algae cultivated under red light showed the lowest growth rate. However, while growth rates were higher in algae exposed to white light, they were similar to those observed in algae subjected to green light and 14 hours of daylight. PE was the predominant pigment, irrespective of light quality. Phycocyanin and phycoerythrin concentration increased when algae were cultivated under green and blue light. Therefore, considering future management prospects for G. birdiae mariculture, we suggest that red light could be utilized as a reproductive inductor to produce tetraspores. Furthermore, if the aim is to achieve high phycoerythrin content, continuous blue light could be applied during a short photoperiod. Indeed, the combination of different wavelengths could allow better economic resource exploitation.

  6. Codominant inheritance of polymorphic color variants of Gracilaria domingensis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta

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    Plastino Estela M.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Agar is the most valuable phycocoloid in the world market. Currently, about half of its production is obtained from the red alga Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta. Consequently, this genus has been the subject of many studies worldwide. A common green color variant of G. domingensis (Kützing Sonder ex Dickie was found in a natural population on the northeastern coast of Brazil. Crosses were performed to determine the mode of color inheritance. The results can be interpreted as the expression of a pair of codominant alleles, where the green and red phenotypes are homozygous, and the heterozygotes present a brownish color. Heterozygous tetrasporophytes, at least until they are 4-5 cm long, exhibit a parental influence on the female gametophyte, since the reddish-brown or greenish-brown color is dependent on the female parent color (red or green. Mixed reproductive phases, as well as specimens with patches of different colors bearing spermatangia or cystocarps, were observed in laboratory cultures. Gametophytes that resulted from in situ germination of meiospores were also observed, and could be easily detected when red or green gametophytes were grown on brown tetrasporophytes.

  7. Chemical composition and physicochemical properties of tropical red seaweed, Gracilaria changii.

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    Chan, Pei Teng; Matanjun, Patricia

    2017-04-15

    A study on the proximate composition, minerals, vitamins, carotenoids, amino acids, fatty acids profiles and some physicochemical properties of freeze dried Gracilaria changii was conducted. It was discovered that this seaweed was high in dietary fibre (64.74±0.82%), low in fat (0.30±0.02%) and Na/K ratio (0.12±0.02). The total amino acid content was 91.90±7.70% mainly essential amino acids (55.87±2.15mgg -1 ) which were comparable to FAO/WHO requirements. The fatty acid profiles were dominated by the polyunsaturated fatty acids particularly docosahexaenoic (48.36±6.76%) which led to low ω6/ω3, atherogenic, and thrombogenic index. The physicochemical properties of this seaweed namely the water holding and the swelling capacity were comparable to some commercial fibre rich products. This study suggested that G. changii could be potentially used as ingredients to improve nutritive value and texture of functional foods for human consumption. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Effect of depth on growth and pigment contents of the macroalgae Gracilaria bursa-pastoris

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    Eliane Marinho-Soriano

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The effects of environmental parameters on biomass, growth and pigment content of the red seaweed Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G. Gmel. P.C. Silva was investigated under field conditions in Thau Lagoon (France. The seaweed was cultivated in cages placed at three depths (1.0, 2.0 and 4.0 m over a one-year period. The results showed elevated biomass and growth values in the spring and autumn, when temperature, light and photoperiod values were similar. The highest specific growth rates (SGR were obtained at 1.0 m (4.95±0.29% day-1 and 2.0 m (4.45±0.33% day-1. At a depth of 4.0 m, the seaweed never exceeded 2% day-1 and obtained null values in the summer. The concentrations of phycoerythrin (RPE and chlorophyll (CHL a showed maximum values in the winter and minimum values in the summer. This evolution was related to water temperature, light intensity and nitrogen content in the algal tissue. The results obtained in this study show that the water depth influenced the growth and pigment composition of G. bursa-pastoris.

  9. Effect of depth on growth and pigment contents of the macroalgae Gracilaria bursa-pastoris

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    Eliane Marinho-Soriano

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The effects of environmental parameters on biomass, growth and pigment content of the red seaweed Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G. Gmel. P.C. Silva was investigated under field conditions in Thau Lagoon (France. The seaweed was cultivated in cages placed at three depths (1.0, 2.0 and 4.0 m over a one-year period. The results showed elevated biomass and growth values in the spring and autumn, when temperature, light and photoperiod values were similar. The highest specific growth rates (SGR were obtained at 1.0 m (4.95±0.29% day-1 and 2.0 m (4.45±0.33% day-1. At a depth of 4.0 m, the seaweed never exceeded 2% day-1 and obtained null values in the summer. The concentrations of phycoerythrin (RPE and chlorophyll (CHL a showed maximum values in the winter and minimum values in the summer. This evolution was related to water temperature, light intensity and nitrogen content in the algal tissue. The results obtained in this study show that the water depth influenced the growth and pigment composition of G. bursa-pastoris.

  10. FATTY ACID COMPOSITION AND PROSTAGLANDIN CONTENT OF THE RED SEAWEED Gracilaria sp. FROM INDONESIA

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    Muhammad Ikbal Illijas

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available High content of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs such as arachidonic and eicosapentaenoic acids are typical for the red alga. Analysis of fatty acid composition and prostaglandin content was conducted in the red alga Gracilaria sp. from Indonesia. Total lipid of the alga was extracted with CHCl3-MeOH (2:1, v/v. Analysis of the fatty acids composition was performed on gas chromatography (GC equipped with omega wax column (30 m x 0,32 mm i.d., Supelco, PA, USA and analysis of prostaglandins were carried out by HPLC on ODS column (Mightysil RP-18 GP, 250 mm x 4.6 mm, 5 μm. The content of fatty acids high for were palmitic acid (50% and arachidonic acid (26.9%, whereas prostaglandin E2 was identified and found lower concentration (44.2 μg/gram total lipid.

  11. Preparation of bioactive neoagaroligosaccharides through hydrolysis of Gracilaria lemaneiformis agar: A comparative study.

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    Xu, Xin-Qi; Su, Bing-Mei; Xie, Jin-Sheng; Li, Ren-Kuan; Yang, Jie; Lin, Juan; Ye, Xiu-Yun

    2018-02-01

    Hydrolysis of Gracilaria lemaneiformis agar by β-agarase was compared with HCl hydrolysis. The results showed that optimum catalysis conditions for the β-agarase were pH 7.0 at 45°C. Mass spectroscopy, thin-layer chromatography and GPC results showed that the polymerization degrees of the hydrolysis products by the β-agarase were mainly four, six and eight (more specific than the hydrolysate by HCl). The enzymatic degradation products of agar were distinctly different from those of HCl hydrolysis in the ratios among galactose and 3,6-anhydro-galactose and sulfate group contents. The NMR spectrometry proved that the products of β-agarase were neoagaroligosaccharides, which was not found in the agarolytic products by HCl. The neoagarotetraose inhibited tyrosinase activity competitively with the K I value of 16.0mg/ml. Hydroxyl radical-scavenging ability of neoagaroligosaccharides was much greater than that of agar HCl hydrolysate. This work suggests that neoagaroligosaccharide products produced by our β-agarase could be more effective in function than products from acid hydrolysis. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Bioethanol production from Gracilaria verrucosa using Saccharomyces cerevisiae adapted to NaCl or galactose.

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    Nguyen, Trung Hau; Ra, Chae Hun; Sunwoo, InYung; Jeong, Gwi-Taek; Kim, Sung-Koo

    2017-04-01

    This study examined the pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification, and fermentation of the red macroalgae Gracilaria verrucosa using adapted saccharomyces cerevisiae to galactose or NaCl for the increase of bioethanol yield. Pretreatment with thermal acid hydrolysis to obtain galactose was carried out with 11.7% (w/v) seaweed slurry and 373 mM H 2 SO 4 at 121 °C for 59 min. Glucose was obtained from enzymatic hydrolysis. Enzymatic saccharification was performed with a mixture of 16 U/mL Celluclast 1.5L and Viscozyme L at 45 °C for 48 h. Ethanol fermentation in 11.7% (w/v) seaweed hydrolysate was carried out using Saccharomyces cerevisiae KCTC 1126 adapted or non-adapted to high concentrations of galactose or NaCl. When non-adapted S. cerevisiae KCTC 1126 was used, the ethanol productivity was 0.09 g/(Lh) with an ethanol yield of 0.25. Ethanol productivity of 0.16 and 0.19 g/(Lh) with ethanol yields of 0.43 and 0.48 was obtained using S. cerevisiae KCTC 1126 adapted to high concentrations of galactose and NaCl, respectively. Adaptation of S. cerevisiae KCTC 1126 to galactose or NaCl increased the ethanol yield via adaptive evolution of the yeast.

  13. PERTUMBUHAN SPORA RUMPUT LAUT Gracilaria verrucosa SECARA IN VITRO DENGAN PENAMBAHAN HORMON PENGATUR PERTUMBUHAN PADA TANAMAN

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    Emma Suryati

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Perbaikan mutu genetik rumput laut Gracilaria verrucosa dapat dilakukan melalui perkawinan silang dari spora atau melalui fusi protoplas. Perkembangan spora rumput laut sangat tergantung pada media tumbuh dan kondisi lingkungan dimana spora tersebut berada. Untuk memacu perkembangan spora pada kondisi laboratorium, diperlukan perlakuan khusus agar spora dapat tumbuh dan bertahan hidup. Pemberian kinetin yang berfungsi sebagai hormon perangsang tumbuh pada tanaman dapat mempercepat pertumbuhan dari spora membentuk anakan baru. Konsentrasi kinetin yang digunakan berkisar antara 0,5–2 mg/L. Sintasan spora dan pertumbuhan yang optimum diperoleh pada pemberian kinetin 1 mg/L baik pada media padat maupun pada media cair. Pemeliharaan anakan rumput laut secara in vitro dipertahankan hingga mencapai ukuran 2 cm. Genetic improvement of seaweed, G. verrucosa can be done through spore cross breeding or protoplast fusion. Seaweed spore development is very dependent on the medium and environment where the spore grows. To stimulate the development of the spore in laboratory, special treatment is needed in order to foster spore growth and survival. Kinetin treatment as a plant growth regulator can stimulate the growth of seaweed from spore to bud. Applied kinetin range was 0.5–2 mg/L. Optimum survival rate and growth of spore achieved by the addition of 1 ppm kinetin concentration both in solid and liquid media. In vitro nursery of buds was continued until the buds reached 2–3 cm in size.

  14. Conversion of red-algae Gracilaria verrucosa to sugars, levulinic acid and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural.

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    Jeong, Gwi-Taek; Ra, Chae Hun; Hong, Yong-Ki; Kim, Joong Kyun; Kong, In-Soo; Kim, Sung-Koo; Park, Don-Hee

    2015-02-01

    This study employed a statistical methodology to investigate the optimization of conversion conditions and evaluate the reciprocal interaction of reaction factors related to the process of red-algae Gracilaria verrucosa conversion to sugars (glucose, galactose), levulinic acid and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) by acidic hydrolysis. Overall, the conditions optimized for glucose formation included a higher catalyst concentration than did those for galactose, and these conditions for galactose were similar to those for 5-HMF. Levulinic acid production, meanwhile, was optimized at a higher reaction temperature, a higher catalyst concentration, and a longer reaction time than was glucose, galactose or 5-HMF production. By this approach, the optimal yields (and reaction conditions) for glucose, galactose, levulinic acid, and 5-HMF were as follows: glucose 5.29 g/L (8.46 wt%) (reaction temperature 160 °C, catalyst concentration 1.92%, reaction time 20 min), galactose 18.38 g/L (29.4 wt%) (160 °C, 1.03%, 20 min), levulinic acid 14.65 g/L (18.64 wt%) (180.9 °C, 2.85%, 50 min), and 5-HMF 3.74 g/L (5.98 wt%) (160.5 °C, 1%, 20 min).

  15. Printing of cotton with eco-friendly, red algal pigment from Gracilaria sp.

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    Moldovan, S.; Ferrandiz, M.; Franco, E.; Mira, E.; Capablanca, L.; Bonet, Mª

    2017-10-01

    Natural dyes represent an emerging trend in the textile industry and eco-fashion due to the increasing awareness of the sustainability concept, which must be applied to the surrounding environment. In the light of the stated problem, the search for alternative sources of dyes, revealed the new, eco-friendly, biodegradable, non-carcinogenic and sustainable colorant matter, the algal biomass. In the present work, the suitability and viability of printing cotton fabrics with pigments obtained from the red macroalgae Gracilaria sp., has been investigated. For this aim, phycoerythrin, the red pigment, was extracted from fresh algal biomass, and used in a laboratory pigment-printing process, employing a natural and synthetic printing paste, for process efficiency comparison. The color values and the rubbing and laundering fastness of the printed substrates were evaluated. Results show that a light pink color can be obtained when applying both tested printing processes, and in terms of color fastness, both printing pastes show good behavior. In conclusion, the algal pigments show a high printing capacity on cotton substrates, either when employing the synthetic conventional paste and; moreover, when applying the more sustainable and eco-friendly natural paste.

  16. Allelopathic interactions between the opportunistic species Ulva prolifera and the native macroalga Gracilaria lichvoides.

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    Dong Xu

    Full Text Available Allelopathy, one type of direct plant competition, can be a potent mechanism through which plant communities are structured. The aim of this study was to determine whether allelopathic interactions occur between the opportunistic green tide-forming species Ulva prolifera and the native macroalga Gracilaria lichvoides, both of which were collected from the coastline of East China sea. In laboratory experiments, the presence of G. lichvoides at 1.25 g wet weight L(-1 significantly inhibited growth and photosynthesis of U. prolifera at concentrations of 1.25, 2.50, and 3.75 g wet weight L(-1 (p0.05. Culture medium experiments further confirmed that some allelochemicals may be released by both of the tested macroalgae, and these could account for the observed physiological inhibition of growth and photosynthesis. Moreover, the native macroalgae G. lichvoides was a stronger competitor than the opportunistic species U. prolifera. Collectively, the results of the present study represent a significant advance in exploring ecological questions about the effects of green tide blooms on the macroalgal community.

  17. Toxic effect of metal cation binary mixtures to the seaweed Gracilaria domingensis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta).

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    Mendes, Luiz Fernando; Stevani, Cassius Vinicius; Zambotti-Villela, Leonardo; Yokoya, Nair Sumie; Colepicolo, Pio

    2014-01-01

    The macroalga Gracilaria domingensis is an important resource for the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and biotechnology industries. G. domingensis is at a part of the food web foundation, providing nutrients and microelements to upper levels. As seaweed storage metals in the vacuoles, they are considered the main vectors to magnify these toxic elements. This work describes the evaluation of the toxicity of binary mixtures of available metal cations based on the growth rates of G. domingensis over a 48-h exposure. The interactive effects of each binary mixture were determined using a toxic unit (TU) concept that was the sum of the relative contribution of each toxicant and calculated using the ratio between the toxicant concentration and its endpoint. Mixtures of Cd(II)/Cu(II) and Zn(II)/Ca(II) demonstrated to be additive; Cu(II)/Zn(II), Cu(II)/Mg(II), Cu(II)/Ca(II), Zn(II)/Mg(II), and Ca(II)/Mg(II) mixtures were synergistic, and all interactions studied with Cd(II) were antagonistic. Hypotheses that explain the toxicity of binary mixtures at the molecular level are also suggested. These results represent the first effort to characterize the combined effect of available metal cations, based on the TU concept on seaweed in a total controlled medium. The results presented here are invaluable to the understanding of seaweed metal cation toxicity in the marine environment, the mechanism of toxicity action and how the tolerance of the organism.

  18. Genome sequence of Ensifer arboris strain LMG 14919T; a microsymbiont of the legume Prosopis chilensis growing in Kosti, Sudan

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    Reeve, Wayne; Tian, Rui; Bräu, Lambert; Goodwin, Lynne; Munk, Christine; Detter, Chris; Tapia, Roxanne; Han, Cliff; Liolios, Konstantinos; Huntemann, Marcel; Pati, Amrita; Woyke, Tanja; Mavrommatis, Konstantinos; Markowitz, Victor; Ivanova, Natalia; Kyrpides, Nikos; Willems, Anne

    2013-01-01

    Ensifer arboris LMG 14919T is an aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod that can exist as a soil saprophyte or as a legume microsymbiont of several species of legume trees. LMG 14919T was isolated in 1987 from a nodule recovered from the roots of the tree Prosopis chilensis growing in Kosti, Sudan. LMG 14919T is highly effective at fixing nitrogen with P. chilensis (Chilean mesquite) and Acacia senegal (gum Arabic tree or gum acacia). LMG 14919T does not nodulate the tree Leucena leucocephala, nor the herbaceous species Macroptilium atropurpureum, Trifolium pratense, Medicago sativa, Lotus corniculatus and Galega orientalis. Here we describe the features of E. arboris LMG 14919T, together with genome sequence information and its annotation. The 6,850,303 bp high-quality-draft genome is arranged into 7 scaffolds of 12 contigs containing 6,461 protein-coding genes and 84 RNA-only encoding genes, and is one of 100 rhizobial genomes sequenced as part of the DOE Joint Genome Institute 2010 Genomic Encyclopedia for Bacteria and Archaea-Root Nodule Bacteria (GEBA-RNB) project. PMID:25197433

  19. Genome sequence of Ensifer arboris strain LMG 14919(T); a microsymbiont of the legume Prosopis chilensis growing in Kosti, Sudan.

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    Reeve, Wayne; Tian, Rui; Bräu, Lambert; Goodwin, Lynne; Munk, Christine; Detter, Chris; Tapia, Roxanne; Han, Cliff; Liolios, Konstantinos; Huntemann, Marcel; Pati, Amrita; Woyke, Tanja; Mavrommatis, Konstantinos; Markowitz, Victor; Ivanova, Natalia; Kyrpides, Nikos; Willems, Anne

    2014-06-15

    Ensifer arboris LMG 14919(T) is an aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod that can exist as a soil saprophyte or as a legume microsymbiont of several species of legume trees. LMG 14919(T) was isolated in 1987 from a nodule recovered from the roots of the tree Prosopis chilensis growing in Kosti, Sudan. LMG 14919(T) is highly effective at fixing nitrogen with P. chilensis (Chilean mesquite) and Acacia senegal (gum Arabic tree or gum acacia). LMG 14919(T) does not nodulate the tree Leucena leucocephala, nor the herbaceous species Macroptilium atropurpureum, Trifolium pratense, Medicago sativa, Lotus corniculatus and Galega orientalis. Here we describe the features of E. arboris LMG 14919(T), together with genome sequence information and its annotation. The 6,850,303 bp high-quality-draft genome is arranged into 7 scaffolds of 12 contigs containing 6,461 protein-coding genes and 84 RNA-only encoding genes, and is one of 100 rhizobial genomes sequenced as part of the DOE Joint Genome Institute 2010 Genomic Encyclopedia for Bacteria and Archaea-Root Nodule Bacteria (GEBA-RNB) project.

  20. Cadmium bioaccumulation and retention kinetics in the Chilean blue mussel Mytilus chilensis: seawater and food exposure pathways.

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    Hervé-Fernández, Pedro; Houlbrèque, Fanny; Boisson, Florence; Mulsow, Sandor; Teyssié, Jean-Louis; Oberhaënsli, François; Azemard, Sabine; Jeffree, Ross

    2010-09-15

    The Chilean blue mussel (Mytilus chilensis, Hupe 1854) represents the most important bivalve exploited along the Chilean coast and is a major food source for the Chilean population. Unfortunately, local fish and shellfish farming face severe problems as a result of bioaccumulation of toxic trace metals into shellfishes. Blue mussels collected along the Chilean coasts contain levels of Cd above the regulatory limits for human consumption. In this study, we examined the bioaccumulation, depuration and organ distribution of Cd in the M. chilensis, from 109Cd-labelled bulk seawater and from feeding with 109Cd-labelled algae. The uptake of 109Cd via seawater displayed a simple exponential kinetic model suggesting that cadmium activity tends to reach an equilibrium value of 1.838+/-0.175 ng g(-1) (mean+/-asymptotic standard error, p food uptake was fast, reaching only 20% of retention in 10 days. This knowledge of the long half-life of cadmium accumulated via seawater as well as the non-negligible level of cadmium accumulated into the shells is relevant to the management of Cd levels in this species and the refinement of detoxification processes in order to comply with authorized Cd levels. 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. High mortality of Zostera marina under high temperature regimes but minor effects of the invasive macroalgae Gracilaria vermiculophylla

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    Höffle, Hannes; Thomsen, M.S.; Holmer, M.

    2011-01-01

    The present study tested for density-dependent effects of the invasive drift macroalgae Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss on growth and survival of the native eelgrass, Zostera marina L., under different temperature levels. Three weeks laboratory experiments were conducted in Odense...... elongation rates being negatively affected, while the leaf plastochrone interval increased. Relative growth rate was significantly higher at 21 C than at 18 C or 27 C, whereas rhizome elongation was significantly lowest at 27 C. Elemental sulphur content in the plant tissues increased significantly...

  2. Effects of light quality on reproduction, growth and pigment content of Gracilaria birdiae (Rhodophyta: Gracilariales)

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    José Bonomi Barufi; Félix L. Figueroa; Estela M. Plastino

    2015-01-01

    Las especies del género Gracilaria son la principal fuente de agar en el mundo. El desarrollo de técnicas de cultivo en laboratorio es importante para mejorar la producción, y por ello, este estudio tuvo como objetivo la evaluación de la influencia de dos estrategias de ajuste fisiológico de las algas, la fotoaclimatación y la fotomorfogénesis en G. birdiae. De modo más específico, se evaluaron los efectos de diferentes calidades espectrales de luz sobre la reproducción, crecimiento y conteni...

  3. EL MODELO LOGÍSTICO MIXTO PARA PREDECIR CRISIS FINANCIERA EN EMPRESAS ARGENTINAS Y CHILENAS

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    Norma Patricia Caro

    2017-04-01

    Los resultados obtenidos indican que, en las empresas chilenas, el ratio del capital de trabajo explica la mayor proporción de la heterogeneidad inducida por la correlación que presentan los datos, lo que justifica su inclusión como coeficiente aleatorio, mientras que en el mercado argentino lo es el índice de rentabilidad. Además, como efectos fijos, los indicadores con mayor capacidad predictiva de la crisis financiera son los índices de rentabilidad, rotación y endeudamiento. Se concluye que, los ratios significativos poseen poder discriminatorio y su comportamiento muestra que son indicadores para la predicción de crisis.

  4. Responsabilidad social en el gobierno y gestión de las universidades estatales chilenas

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    Ricardo Gaete Quezada

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Se estudia la presencia de la responsabilidad social en planes estratégicos, organigramas y modelos educativos como ámbitos de gobierno y gestión de las universidades estatales chilenas, utilizando un enfoque de investigación cuantitativo –análisis de contenido– para determinar su frecuencia de aparición. Los resultados muestran una baja participación en la misión institucional y levemente superior en el resto de aspectos del gobierno y gestión universitaria analizados. Lo anterior, no implica un actuar socialmente irresponsable de las universidades de la muestra, pero sí puede transformarse en una barrera importante para avanzar en la incorporación de la responsabilidad social en la cultura y quehacer institucional en el largo plazo, como un elemento de la política pública de educación superior en Chile.

  5. Tendencias en la historiografía eclesiástica Chilena

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    Camus Ibacache, Misael

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available The article studies the lines of Chilean ecclesiastical history in XIX and XX. During both centuries the studies are centered in: Independence, Church-State relations, missions, editions of sinodal and pastoral texts. The A. values the influence of the liberal historiography in ecclesiastical history and emphasizes the existence of a new current that denominates pastoral historiography and describes the new sources that are used.

    Estudia las corrientes de la historia eclesiástica chilena en los siglos XIX y XX. Durante ambos siglos los estudios se centran en la Independencia, relaciones Iglesia-Estado, misiones, ediciones de textos conciliares y ediciones de textos pastorales. El A. valora la influencia de la historiografía liberal en la historia eclesiástica y destaca la existencia de una nueva corriente que denomina historiografía pastoral y describe sus fuentes.

  6. Crecimiento de juveniles de congrio colorado Genypterus chilensis en condiciones de cultivo

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    Rolando Vega

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available El congrio colorado Genypterus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848 es un pez altamente demandado por el mercado chileno. Las capturas han disminuido y mantenido bajo 1.000 ton anuales en la década 2000-2010 con un precio de US$7 kg-1. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el crecimiento de juveniles de primera generación producida de padres silvestres en condiciones de cultivo. Se estimó el crecimiento de 128 juveniles durante cinco meses en el hatchery del CIMARQ, Valparaíso, Chile, distribuidos en cinco grupos de talla en estanques con agua marina (35 g L-1 y rango de temperatura de 12-14°C. Los pesos promedios iniciales variaron desde el grupo menor de 4 g (11 cm al mayor de 23 g (18 cm. Estos fueron alimentados con pellet comercial para peces marinos. Se midió mensualmente la longitud total (cm, peso (g y se estimó sus promedios, porcentaje de crecimiento en peso, tasa de crecimiento específico, coeficiente de crecimiento termal y factor de conversión. A los cinco meses el grupo menor alcanzó un peso promedio de 16 ± 7 g (16 ± 2 cm y el mayor 75 ± 17 g (27 ± 6 cm. Los pesos promedios mensuales se ajustaron con R² = 0,9 a las ecuaciones P = 3,845e0,300t y P = 20,63e0,240t. Los factores de conversión fluctuaron entre 8,6 y 0,3 al mes 5 para el grupo menor y de 0,6 a 0,2 para el mayor. Si se proyecta el crecimiento desde el peso inicial de 4 y 23 g hasta el peso de cosecha de 2 kg, éste se obtendría entre 26 y 18 meses para los grupos menor y mayor respectivamente.

  7. Inhibition of photosynthesis in the microalga Chaetoceros curvisetus (Bacillariophyta) by macroalga Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta)

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    Ye, Changpeng; Zhang, Mengcheng; Yang, Yufeng

    2013-11-01

    We investigated the effects of dried macroalga Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta) on photosynthesis of the bloom-forming microalga Chaetoceros curvisetus. C. curvisetus was cultured with different amounts of dried G. lemaneiformis under controlled laboratory conditions. We measured the photosynthetic oxygen evolution rate and established the chlorophyll a fluorescence transient (OJIP) curve coupled with its specific parameters. We observed concentration-dependent and time-dependent relationships between dried G. lemaneiformis and inhibition of photosynthesis in C. curvisetus. Co-culture with dried G. lemaneiformis also resulted in a decrease in the light-saturated maximum photosynthetic oxygen evolution rate ( P max) in C. curvisetus, and a decrease in the OJIP curve along with its specific parameters; the maximum photochemical efficiency of PSII ( F v / F m), the amount of active PSII reaction centers per excited cross section at t=0 and t= t FM (RC/CS0 and RC/CSm, respectively), the absorption flux per excited cross section at t =0 (ABS/ CS0), and the efficiency with which a trapped exciton moves an electron into the electron transport chain ( ψ 0). The dark respiration rate ( R d) increased in C. curvisetus co-cultured with dried G. lemaneiformis. The JIP-test and the oxygen evolution results indicated that dried G. lemaneiformis decreased the number of active reaction centers, blocked the electron transport chain, and damaged the oxygen-evolving complex of C. curvisetus. This result indicated that dried fragments of G. lemaneiformis could effectively inhibit photosynthesis of C. curvisetus, and thus, could serve as a functional product to control and mitigate C. curvisetus blooms.

  8. Changes in ultrastructure and cytochemistry of the agarophyte Gracilaria domingensis (Rhodophyta, Gracilariales) treated with cadmium.

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    dos Santos, Rodrigo W; Schmidt, Éder C; Bouzon, Zenilda L

    2013-02-01

    The agarophyte macroalgae Gracilaria domingensis (Kützing) Sonder ex Dickie is widely distributed along the Brazilian coast. While this species produces agarana, it is more important in the human diet. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the biological effects of cadmium on its morphology and cellular organization. To accomplish this, the effects of cadmium in apical segments of G. domingensis were examined in vitro. Over a period of 16 days, the segments were cultivated and exposed to photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) at 80 μmol photons m(-2) s(-1), with cadmium treatments in doses of 100, 200 and 300 μM. The samples were processed for light, transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Histochemical analyses included Toluidine Blue for acidic polysaccharides, Coomassie Brilliant Blue for total protein, and Periodic Acidic Schiff for neutral polysaccharides. In all cadmium treatments, cytochemical analysis showed 1) metachromatic granulation in vacuole and lenticular thickness of the cell wall, 2) a higher concentration of cytoplasmic organelles, and 3) an increase in the number of floridean starch grains. Cadmium also caused changes in the ultrastructure of cortical and subcortical cells, including increased cell wall thickness and vacuole volume, as well as the destruction of chloroplast internal organization and increased number of plastoglobuli. In addition, treated plants showed a gradual increase in surface roughness, apparently the result of cadmium absorption. Taken together, these findings strongly suggested that cadmium negatively affects the agarophyte G. domingensis, posing a threat to the vitality of this plant species as a supplement in the human diet.

  9. Global Transcriptome Analysis of Gracilaria changii (Rhodophyta) in Response to Agarolytic Enzyme and Bacterium.

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    Lim, Ee-Leen; Siow, Rouh-San; Abdul Rahim, Raha; Ho, Chai-Ling

    2016-04-01

    Many bacterial epiphytes of agar-producing seaweeds secrete agarase that degrade algal cell wall matrix into oligoagars which elicit defense-related responses in the hosts. The molecular defense responses of red seaweeds are largely unknown. In this study, we surveyed the defense-related transcripts of an agarophyte, Gracilaria changii, treated with β-agarase through next generation sequencing (NGS). We also compared the defense responses of seaweed elicited by agarase with those elicited by an agarolytic bacterium isolated from seaweed, by profiling the expression of defense-related genes using quantitative reverse transcription real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). NGS detected a total of 391 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) with a higher abundance (>2-fold change with a p value <0.001) in the agarase-treated transcriptome compared to that of the non-treated G. changii. Among these DEGs were genes related to signaling, bromoperoxidation, heme peroxidation, production of aromatic amino acids, chorismate, and jasmonic acid. On the other hand, the genes encoding a superoxide-generating NADPH oxidase and related to photosynthesis were downregulated. The expression of these DEGs was further corroborated by qRT-PCR results which showed more than 90 % accuracy. A comprehensive analysis of their gene expression profiles between 1 and 24 h post treatments (hpt) revealed that most of the genes analyzed were consistently upregulated or downregulated by both agarase and agarolytic bacterial treatments, indicating that the defense responses induced by both treatments are highly similar except for genes encoding vanadium bromoperoxidase and animal heme peroxidase. Our study has provided the first glimpse of the molecular defense responses of G. changii to agarase and agarolytic bacterial treatments.

  10. Sulfated Galactans from Red Seaweed Gracilaria fisheri Target EGFR and Inhibit Cholangiocarcinoma Cell Proliferation.

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    Sae-Lao, Thannicha; Tohtong, Rutaiwan; Bates, David O; Wongprasert, Kanokpan

    2017-01-01

    Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is increasing in incidence worldwide and is resistant to chemotherapeutic agents, making treatment of CCA a major challenge. Previous studies reported that natural sulfated polysaccharides (SPs) disrupted growth factor receptor activation in cancer cells. The present study, therefore, aimed at investigating the antiproliferation effect of sulfated galactans (SG) isolated from the red seaweed Gracilaria fisheri (G. fisheri) on CCA cell lines. Direct binding activity of SG to CCA cells, epidermal growth factor (EGF) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) were determined. The effect of SG on proliferation of CCA cells was investigated. Cell cycle analyses and expression of signaling molecules associated with proliferation were also determined. The results demonstrated that SG bound directly to EGFR. SG inhibited proliferation of various CCA cell lines by inhibiting EGFR and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) phosphorylation, and inhibited EGF-induced increased cell proliferation. Cell cycle analyses showed that SG induced cell cycle arrest at the G 0 /G 1 phase, down-regulated cell cycle genes and proteins (cyclin-D, cyclin-E, cdk-4, cdk-2), and up-regulated the tumor suppressor protein P53 and the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor P21. Taken together, these data demonstrate that SG from G. fisheri inhibited proliferation of CCA cells, and its mechanism of inhibition is mediated, to some extent, by inhibitory effects on EGFR activation and EGFR/ERK signaling pathway. SG presents a potential EGFR targeted molecule, which may be further clinically developed in a combination therapy for CCA treatment.

  11. Sulfated galactans from the red seaweed Gracilaria fisheri exerts anti-migration effect on cholangiocarcinoma cells.

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    Sae-Lao, Thannicha; Luplertlop, Natthanej; Janvilisri, Tavan; Tohtong, Rutaiwan; Bates, David O; Wongprasert, Kanokpan

    2017-12-01

    Seaweeds have a long history of use in Asian countries as functional foods, medicinal herbs, and the treatment of cancer. Polysaccharides from various seaweeds have shown anti-tumor activity. Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), often with metastatic disease, is highly prevalent in Thailand as a consequence of liver fluke infection. Recently, we extracted sulfated galactans (SG) from Gracilaria fisheri (G. fisheri), a south east Asian seaweed, and found it exhibited anti-proliferation effect on CCA cells. In the present study, we evaluated the anti-migration activity of SG on CCA cells and its underlined mechanism. CCA cells were treated with SG alone or drugs targeting to epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor (EGFR) or pretreated with SG prior to incubation with EGF. Anti-migration activity was determined using a scratch wound-healing assay and zymography. Immunofluorescence staining and western blotting were used to investigate EGFR signaling mediators. Under basal condition, SG reduced the migration rate of CCA, which was correlated with a decrease in the active-form of matrix metalloproteinases-9. SG decreased expression of phosphorylated focal adhesion kinase (FAK), but increased expression of E-cadherin to promote cells stasis. Moreover, phosphorylation of EGFR and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK), known to stimulate growth of cancer cells, was blocked in a comparable way to EGFR inhibitors Cetuximab and Erlotinib. Pretreatment cells with SG attenuated EGF induced phosphorylation of EGFR, ERK and FAK. This study reveals that SG from G. fisheri retards migration of CCA cells, and its mechanism of inhibition is mediated, to some extent, by inhibitory effects on MAPK/ERK signal transduction pathway. Our findings suggest that there may be a therapeutic potential of SG in CCA treatment. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  12. Promising upshot of silver nanoparticles primed from Gracilaria crassa against bacterial pathogens.

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    Lavakumar, V; Masilamani, K; Ravichandiran, V; Venkateshan, N; Saigopal, D V R; Ashok Kumar, C K; Sowmya, C

    2015-01-01

    The study on newer antimicrobial agent from metal based nano materials has augmented in recent years for the management of multidrug resistance microorganisms. In our present investigation, we synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNP's) from red algae, Gracilaria crassa as beginning material which effectively condensed the silver ions to silver nanoparticles with less price tag and no risk. Silver nanoparticles were prepared by simple reaction of 1 mM AgNO3 with G. crassa extracts at room temperature. The fabricated AgNP's were subjected for characterization and screened against various microorganisms for antibacterial activity. UV-Vis spectroscopy (200-800 nm), XRD, FESEM and EDAX, were performed for AgNP's. UV-Vis spectroscopy demonstrated the absorption edge at 443 nm and EDAX pattern is purely due to the particle size and face centered cubic (fcc) symmetry of nanoparticles. Average size lays at 122.7 nm and zeta potential was found to be -34.9 mV. The antibacterial outcome of synthesized AgNP's (at the dose of 20 and 40 µg/ml) was evaluated against Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The mechanism of synthesized AgNP's bactericidal bustle is discussed in terms of interaction with the cell membrane of bacteria. The activity was found to be sky-scraping in a dose dependent manner. Thus, environmental friendly, cost effective, non hazardous stable nanoparticles were prepared by green synthesis using red algae, G. crassa. Synthesized G. crassa AgNP's were in acceptable size and shape. Further, it elicits better bactericidal activity against microorganism. This will assure the out put of superior antibacterial formulation for near future.

  13. Nutrients' removal from aquaculture wastewater using the macroalgae Gracilaria birdiae

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    Marinho-Soriano, E.; Nunes, S.O.; Carneiro, M.A.A.; Pereira, D.C. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Depto. de Oceanografia e Limnologia, Via Costeira, Praia de Mae Luiza, s/n, Natal, RN 59014-100 (Brazil)

    2009-02-15

    Intensive aquaculture releases large amount of nutrients into aquatic ecosystems and can lead to eutrophication of coastal waters. Studies conducted in aquaculture systems have demonstrated that the seaweeds are efficient in reducing nutrients and at the same time provides extra income, when species of economic importance are used. This study was conducted to evaluate whether Gracilaria birdiae could be cultivated efficiently for the production of useful algal biomass and removal of nutrients from shrimp pond effluents. The results obtained showed a gradual increase in biomass and relative growth rate (RGR) over the experimental period. Mean RGR between the weeks varied significantly (p < 0.01), reaching a maximum of 3.6 {+-} 0.35% d{sup -1} and a minimum of 1.6 {+-} 0.52% d{sup -1}. The mean for the whole period was 2.6% d{sup -1}. The biofiltration capacity of G. birdiae was confirmed by the significantly reduced concentration of the three nutrients analyzed (PO{sub 4}{sup 3-}, NH{sub 4}{sup +} and NO{sub 3}{sup -}) over the study period. The concentration of PO{sub 4}{sup 3-} decreased by 93.5%, NH{sub 4}{sup +} by 34% and NO{sub 3}{sup -} by 100% after the 4-week experimental period. The results obtained in this study indicated that G. birdiae can be used in aquaculture systems as a biofilter. In addition, the macroalgae biomass produced offers alternative source of raw material for the extraction of the phycocolloid agar, human food and animal feed. (author)

  14. Alternative Fiber Sources from Gracilaria Sp and Eucheuma Cottonii for Papermaking

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    M. Nizar Machmud

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Private sectors have invested in the technology to grow some Gelidialian red algae families and also tried to convert the algae to pulp and paper over the last few years in order to replace raw materials from wood. Several modern systems with their all complexities which are similar to the wood pulp-based papermaking technology have been offered to overcome any recent issues settle in the converting process. Chemical bleaching agents have even been still a standard treatment that must be established for properly converting the algae pulp to a sheet of paper. In this present work, the two genus of red algae, called Gracilaria and Eucheuma, were simply processed to make pulps without use of any bleaching chemical agents. The potential use of pulps made of the red algae as raw materials for papermaking was mechanically studied by testing the sheets made of the red algae through a tensile test at a room temperature under 20 mm/min according to ASTM D 828-97 (2002. Tensile properties of the proposed algae-based paper sheets obtained under the constant rate are discussed. Tensile properties of the selected wood-based paper sheets obtained under the same condition are also presented in this paper. The results showed that pulps made of the red algae would be the alternative to those of the wood and other natural fibers as raw materials for papermaking. Doi: 10.12777/ijse.6.1.1-10 [How to cite this article: Arham, N.A., Mohamad, N.A.N., Jai, J., Krishnan, J., Noorsuhana Mohd Yusof, N.M. (2013. Application of Response Surface Methodology in Extraction of Bioactive Component from Palm Leaves (Elaeis guineensis. International Journal of Science and Engineering, 6(1,1-10. Doi: 10.12777/ijse.6.1.1-10 Antioxidant and anticoagulant activity of sulfated polysaccharide from Gracilaria debilis (Forsskal).

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    Sudharsan, Sadhasivam; Subhapradha, Namasivayam; Seedevi, Palaniappan; Shanmugam, Vairamani; Madeswaran, Perumal; Shanmugam, Annaian; Srinivasan, Alagiri

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    Sulfated polysaccharide was isolated from Gracilaria debilis and purified through gel chromatography and their molecular weight was determined through AGE and PAGE. The total sugars in the crude, fractionated and purified polysaccharide were estimated as 52.65%, 59.70% and 67.60%, respectively. The ash and moisture content of crude and purified polysaccharide was found to be 14.2% and 23.5% and the polysaccharide was free from protein contamination. The sulfate and uronic acid contents in the crude, fractionated and purified were estimated as 14.08%, 15.33% and 16.01% and 10.12%, 13.56%, 16.70%. The elemental composition including carbon (crude - 23.12%, purified - 21.05%), hydrogen (crude - 3.4%, purified - 4.13%) and nitrogen (crude - 1.22%, purified - 0.56%) were also analyzed. The anticoagulant activity of the sulfated polysaccharide through APTT and PT was estimated at 14.11 and 8.23IU/mg. The purified polysaccharide with the molecular mass of 20kDa showed highest antioxidant activity (38.57%, 43.48% and 38.88%) in all the assays tested such as DPPH hydroxyl radical, superoxide radical, hydroxyl radical scavenging activities and the structural property was analyzed through FT-IR and (1)H NMR spectrum. The results together suggest that the isolated low molecular weight sulfated polysaccharide will demonstrate as a enormously available alternative natural source of antioxidant for industrial uses. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Evaluation of red seaweed Gracilaria arcuata as dietary ingredient in African catfish, Clarias gariepinus.

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    Al-Asgah, Nasser A; Younis, El-Sayed M; Abdel-Warith, Abdel-Wahab A; Shamlol, Faozi S

    2016-03-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of dried marine seaweed, Gracilaria arcuata for the first time as dietary ingredient in partial substitution of fishmeal on the growth performance, feed utilization and body composition of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. Four experimental diets were formulated: D1 as a control group; D2; D3 and D4 which included 10%, 20% and 30% G. arcuata meal respectively. One hundred and eighty African catfish weighing 9.62 ± 0.42 g, (mean ± SE) was divided into four groups corresponding to the different feeding regimes. The final body weight of the fishes showed significant differences (P  0.05) were observed between the control group and fishes fed D2 for all previous parameters. Protein productive value, protein efficiency ratio, daily dry feed intake and total feed intake were also significantly lower in fish fed with a diet containing G. arcuata than in the control group and D2 which contains 10% of G. arcuata. Overall, the results of the experiment revealed that African catfish fed a diet with G. arcuata included in 20% and 30% levels showed poorer growth and feed utilization than the control group and D2. However, the study recommended that C. gariepinus can accept this ingredient up to 10% in their diets. More defined experiments therefore seem to be necessary in order to determine the maximum level of this marine seaweed in diets with amino acid supplementation for African catfish.

  16. Cs-137 accumulation and elimination by Gracilaria caudata alga and Abudefduf saxatilis fish. Compartmental analysis

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    Mattiolo-Marchese, Sandra Regina

    1998-01-01

    From the ecological point of view, 137 Cs is a critical radionuclide because its physical half-life is long (30 years), and it has a high fission yield. Besides, it presents similar characteristics to sodium and potassium, fundamental elements for the living organisms, in great concentration in all cells. This work has as aim to study the 137 Cs accumulation and elimination by the alga Gracilaria caudata and by the fish Abudefduf saxatilis as well as to obtain the transfer constants of the 137 Cs from the water into the organisms. The concentration factor found for the fish was 5.6 +- 0.2 and for the alga, 13.0 +- 0,6. With 7 and 22 days, the fish and alga respectively had already eliminated half of the accumulated radionuclide. The 137 Cs ingestion efficiency by the fish was also studied and it was verified that the fish assimilated only 47.6 % of the cesium content in the food; and within of 4 days it had eliminated more than half of ingested cesium. A compartmental model was proposed to explain the distribution of cesium in the compartments (water - alga and water - fish). Data obtained from the experiments of 137 Cs accumulation and elimination were applied in the Ana Comp Program. This program permits the compartmental analysis, and quantifies the cesium distribution from the sea-water to the organisms, and vice versa, through the transfer constants (k). The Ana Comp Program also allowed to calculate the dose that one would receive by the consumption of fish contaminated by cesium. Levels of 137 Cs from the global fallout in environmental samples, from Sao Sebastiao, northern coast of Sao Paulo, (where the 'Centro de Biologia Marinha da Universidade de Sao Paulo - CEBIMar - USP' is located), were verified. (author)

  17. The hypoglycemic effect of a polysaccharide (GLP) from Gracilaria lemaneiformis and its degradation products in diabetic mice.

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    Liao, Xubiao; Yang, Lawei; Chen, Meizhen; Yu, Jie; Zhang, Shumeng; Ju, Yaoyao

    2015-08-01

    Gracilaria lemaneiformis is cultivated on a large scale in China for industrial production of agarose, a natural polysaccharide, which has been shown to have many beneficial bioactivities such as antitumor, antiviral antioxidant activities, etc. In the present study, the hypoglycemic and antioxidant effects of a polysaccharide extracted from Gracilaria lemaneiformis (GLP; Mw, 121.89 kDa) and its chemically degraded products (GLP1 and GLP2: Mw, 57.02 and 14.29 kDa, respectively) were investigated in alloxan-induced diabetic mice. The intragastric administration of GLP, GLP1 and GLP2 for 21 days induced an obvious decrease (P antioxidant capacity (T-AOC) and a significant decrease (P < 0.05) in the level of malondialdehyde (MDA) in the liver, pancreas and kidney of diabetic mice. Even though GLP, GLP1 and GLP2 did not show any significant difference in the structure and sulfation levels, GLP1 demonstrated more potent effects than GLP and GLP2 at the same dose. Histopathological examination of the pancreas and kidney revealed that the damaged tissues induced by alloxan were repaired to a certain degree after the treatments of GLP, GLP1 and GLP2.

  18. Removal of eutrophication factors and heavy metal from a closed cultivation system using the macroalgae, Gracilaria sp. (Rhodophyta)

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    Kang, Kyoung Ho; Sui, Zhenghong

    2010-11-01

    In this study, the ability of macroalgae Gracilaria sp. of removing eutrophication factors and toxic heavy metals Al, Cr, and Zn in a closed cultivation system is reported. The results show that the concentration of the three heavy metals decreased significantly during the experimental period in an algal biomass dependent manner. The biofiltration capacity of the alga for Al, Cr, and Zn is 10.1%-72.6%, 52.5%-83.4% and 36.5%-91.7%, respectively. Using more materials resulted in stronger heavy metal removal. Additionally, the concentration of chl- a, TN, TP and DIN of water samples from aquariums involving large, medium, and small algal biomass cultivation increased first and then decreased during the experiment. COD value of all three groups decreased with time and displayed algal biomass dependency: more algae resulting in a greater COD value than those of less biomass. Furthermore, changes in COD reflect an obvious organic particles deprivation process of algae. This is the first report on heavy metal removal effect by Gracilaria species. The results suggest that macroalgae can be used as a biofilter for the treatment of nutrient-enriched or heavy-metal polluted water, to which an appropriate time range should be carefully determined.

  19. Effect of quorum sensing signals produced by seaweed-associated bacteria on carpospore liberation from Gracilaria dura

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Epiphytic and endophytic bacteria associated with green macroalgae Ulva (U. fasciata and U. lactuca and red macroalgae Gracilaria (G. corticata and G. dura have been identified from three different seasons to evaluate the effect of quorum sensing molecules on carpospores liberation from Gracilaria dura. The bacterial isolates belonging to the orders Bacillales, Pseudomonadales, Alteromonadales and Vibrionales were present in all seasons, whereas Actinomycetales and Enterobacteriales were confined to pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons, respectively. Among all the Gram-negative bacteria, seven isolates were found to produce different types of N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs. Interestingly, Shewanella algae produced five types of AHL: C4-HSL, HC4-HSL, C6-HSL, 3-oxo-C6-HSL and 3-oxo-C12-HSL. Subsequently, the AHLs producing bacterial isolates were screened for carpospore liberation from G. dura and these isolates were found to positively induce carpospore liberation over the control. Also, observed that carpospore liberation increased significantly in C4- and C6-HSL treated cystocarps. Sodium dodecyl sulfate and native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the total protein of the C4- and C6-HSL-treated cystocarps showed two specific peptide bands of different molecular weights (50 kDa and 60 kDa as compared to the control, confirming their indirect effect on carpospore liberation.

  1. Influencia del fotoperiodo en el desarrollo floral de plantas de Solidago chilensis, Aster ericoides ev. 'Monteeasino' y Solidago x luteus Influenee of photoperiod on floral development in plants of Solidago chilensis, Aster ericoides ev. 'Monteeasino' and Solidago x tuteus

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    Flórez Roncancio Victor J.

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Solidago x luteus es un híbrido interespecífico entre Solidago ptarmicoides y Solidago canadensis. Este híbrido, Solidago chilensis y Aster ericoides cv. 'Montecasino' son las especies objeto del presente estudio. Son plantas típicas de días largos, las cuales crecen como rosetas en días cortos y son explotadas para flor de corte. Se observaron características vegetativas y reproductivas de estas especies en condiciones fotoperiódicas de 8h y 20h y, en Solidago x luteus, por su mejor performance en cuanto a la inducción floral, se realizaron estudios de comportamiento fotoperiódico del desarrollo desde el botón floral hasta antesis. En forma general, en las tres especies estudiadas, los fotoperíodos largos promueven inducción floral y aumento en el número de ramificaciones laterales y de hojas. En días cortos, las
    plantas de Solidago chilensis permanecieron en roseta, en las de Solidago x luteus hubo inducción y antesis floral, en tanto que, en Aster ericoides, había plantas en roseta y plantas inducidas. La evidencia de que los días cortos aceleraban la antesis floral en plantas de Solidago x luteus, inducidas en
    días largos, se fortaleció con el experimento de diferente duración en días cortos (5; 10 y 15 días; lo cual se confirmó en experimentos subsecuentes, en donde se comprobó que la planta responde a los fotoperíodos cortos (8h; 10h y 12h, acelerando la antesis y a los fotoperíodos largos (16h y 20h, retardándola y los fotoperiódos entre 12h y 16h (14h  estarían en una situación de transición entre días cortos y días largos, caracterizando, así, una respuesta cuantitativa con el aumento del fotoperíodo.
    Solidago x luteus is a hybrid between Solidago ptarmicoides and Solidago canadensis. This hybrid, Solidago chilensis and Aster ericoides cv. 'Montecasino' are the subject of the present work. They are typically long-day plants which grow as rosettes in short days and are exploited as cut

  2. Growth models fitted to Dipturus chilensis length-at-age-data support a two phase growth Modelos de crecimiento ajustados a datos de largo a la edad de Dipturus chilensis confirman un crecimiento en dos fases

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    MARINA I AVERSA

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Age and growth for the beaked skate was estimated from bands in the vertebral centra of 689 individuals obtained from incidental catches of the Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi fishery. Age bias plots and indices of precision indicated that ageing method was precise and unbiased (% CV = 3 % PA = 82.09 %. Edge and marginal increment analysis of the vertebrae support the hypothesis of annual band pair deposition. Three growth models were fitted to length-at-age and the two-phase growth model produced the best fit. This feature has never been described before for D. chilensis and can be related to changes in energy allocation and the shift from juvenile to adult phase. The unrealistic biological estimates of the von Bertalanffy growth model illustrates the importance of fitting alternative models to the data. Female beaked skates reached greater size in length (L∝ as well as in disc width (L∝ = 138.2 cm; DW∝ = 92.46 cm and have lower growth rate (k = 0.08 yr-1 than males (L∝ = 106.7 cm; DW∝ = 74.52 cm; k = 0.121 yr-1. This study provides basic information on age and growth for the beaked skate, D. chilensis, which were previously not available for its south Atlantic range of distribution.La edad y el crecimiento de la raya picuda fue estimado a partir de las bandas en los cuerpos vertebrales de 689 individuos obtenidos de las capturas incidentales de la pesquería de merluza argentina (Merluccius hubbsi. Gráficos de sesgos y el análisis de precisión indicaron que el método utilizado para la determinación de la edad es preciso y no sesgado (% CV = 3 % PA = 82.09 %. El análisis del tipo de borde e incremento marginal vertebral confirmó la hipótesis del depósito anual de un par de bandas. Se ajustaron tres modelos de crecimiento a los datos de largo a la edad y el modelo de dos fases produjo el mejor ajuste. Esta característica nunca antes fue descripta para Dipturus chilensis y podría relacionarse con un cambio en la cuota de

  3. Desempeño operacional posterior a la oferta pública inicial de acciones de las empresas chilenas

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    Marcelo González

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En general, la evidencia empírica internacional ha documentado que las empresas que efectúan una IPO (Initial Public Offering, oferta pública inicial de acciones presentan en el largo plazo un inferior desempeño financiero y operacional al mostrado por empresas de similares características. Pese a las pruebas internacionales, las empresas IPO chilenas no han mostrado un peor desempeño financiero (véase, por ejemplo, Aggarwal et al, 1993; Celis y Maturana, 1998. En cuanto al desempeño operacional, éste no ha sido estudiado para el caso chileno. En este artículo se documenta que las empresas IPO chilenas no mostraron un inferior desempeño operacional y tampoco presentaron un incremento en los costos de agencia posterior a la IPO. Posibles causas y efectos de estos resultados son comentados por los autores.

  4. INFECCIÓN DE HYPOLOBOCERA CHILENSIS EIGENMANI POR METACERCARIAS DE PARAGONIMUS MEXICANUS (= PERUVIANUS EN EL DISTRITO DE CONDEBAMBA (CAJAMARCA, PERÚ

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    Alina Huiza F.

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    Full Text Available Cangrejos de rio Hypolobocera chilensis eigenmanni fueron colectados de acequias durante el año 1997 en estación seca (mayo a diciembre en Chaquicocha, Área que pertenece al distrito de Condebamba (departamento de Cajamarca en la parte norte del Perú. Ciento treinta y un cangrejos colectados fueron transportados al Laboratorio de Parasitología y examinados por disección, 27 de 131 (20,6% estaban infectados por metacercarias de Paragonimus mexicanus(=peruvianus. La intensidad de la infección fue de 1 a 5 en la mayoría de los; casos (81,5% con un promedio de 4,85 por cangrejo. Estos datos son diferentes; a los de estudios anteriores; en la misma Área donde fueron más; altos, lo que indica una tendencia al decrecimiento del número de cangrejos infectados.

  5. Change in size-at-maturity of the yellownose skate Dipturus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848 (Elasmobranchii: Rajidae in the SW Atlantic

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    Laura Paesch

    Full Text Available A total of 3518 specimens (1607 males, 1911 females of Dipturus chilensis were sampled. Males ranged from 44.0 to 99.0 cm and females from 45.0 to 110.0 cm. Total length composition of the grouped catches differed significantly among sexes, with females being larger than males. The sex ratio favored the females. The total length at which 50% of the specimens were retained by the gear was 69.0 cm for the males and 73.0 cm for the females. A sub-sample of 124 specimens (48 males, 76 females was analyzed for reproductive assessment. For the males, size at 50% maturity was estimated at 78.5 cm, while for the females this parameter was estimated at 81.4 cm. Preliminary observations on the description of the egg capsules are also provided.

  6. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by coastal plant Prosopis chilensis (L.) and their efficacy in controlling vibriosis in shrimp Penaeus monodon

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    Kandasamy, Kathiresan; Alikunhi, Nabeel M.; Manickaswami, Gayathridevi; Nabikhan, Asmathunisha; Ayyavu, Gopalakrishnan

    2013-02-01

    The present work investigated the effect of leaf extract from coastal plant Prosopis chilensis on synthesis of silver nanoparticles using AgNO3 as a substrate and to find their antibacterial potential on pathogenic Vibrio species in the shrimp, Penaeus monodon. The leaf extract could be able to produce silver nanoparticles, as evident by gradual change in colour of the reaction mixture consisted of the extract and 1 mM AgNO3 to dark brown. The silver nanoparticles exhibited 2 θ values corresponding to the presence of silver nanocrystal, as evident by X-ray diffraction spectrum. The peaks corresponding to flavanones and terpenoids were found to be stabilizing agents of the nanoparticles, as revealed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The size of silver nanoparticles ranged from 5 to 25 nm with an average of 11.3 ± 2.1 nm and was mostly of spherical in shape, as confirmed by transmission electron microscopy. The silver nanoparticles were found to inhibit Vibrio pathogens viz., Vibrio cholerae, V. harveyi, and V. parahaemolyticus and this antibacterial effect was better than that of leaf extract, as proved by disc diffusion assay. The nanoparticles were then tested in the shrimp Penaeus monodon challenged with the four species of Vibrio pathogens for 30 days. The shrimps fed with silver nanoparticles exhibited higher survival, associated with immunomodulation in terms of higher haemocyte counts, phenoloxidase and antibacterial activities of haemolymph of P. monodon which is on par with that of control. Thus, the present study proved the possibility of using silver nanoparticles produced by coastal Prosopis chilensis as antibacterial agent in controlling vibriosis.

  7. Cadmium bioaccumulation and retention kinetics in the Chilean blue mussel Mytilus chilensis: Seawater and food exposure pathways

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    Herve-Fernandez, Pedro; Houlbreque, Fanny; Boisson, Florence; Mulsow, Sandor; Teyssie, Jean-Louis; Oberhaensli, Francois; Azemard, Sabine; Jeffree, Ross

    2010-01-01

    The Chilean blue mussel (Mytilus chilensis, Hupe 1854) represents the most important bivalve exploited along the Chilean coast and is a major food source for the Chilean population. Unfortunately, local fish and shellfish farming face severe problems as a result of bioaccumulation of toxic trace metals into shellfishes. Blue mussels collected along the Chilean coasts contain levels of Cd above the regulatory limits for human consumption. In this study, we examined the bioaccumulation, depuration and organ distribution of Cd in the M. chilensis, from 109 Cd-labelled bulk seawater and from feeding with 109 Cd-labelled algae. The uptake of 109 Cd via seawater displayed a simple exponential kinetic model suggesting that cadmium activity tends to reach an equilibrium value of 1.838 ± 0.175 ng g -1 (mean ± asymptotic standard error, p 109 Cd accumulated via seawater was slow, with only 21% of the total 109 Cd accumulated in the whole mussel being eliminated after 52 days. Total elimination of Cd in mussels was adequately described by a double component kinetic model, in which the biological half-life for the long-lived component represents more than 6 months. In contrast, depuration after radiolabelled food uptake was fast, reaching only 20% of retention in 10 days. This knowledge of the long half-life of cadmium accumulated via seawater as well as the non-negligible level of cadmium accumulated into the shells is relevant to the management of Cd levels in this species and the refinement of detoxification processes in order to comply with authorized Cd levels.

  8. Cadmium bioaccumulation and retention kinetics in the Chilean blue mussel Mytilus chilensis: Seawater and food exposure pathways

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    Herve-Fernandez, Pedro [Instituto de Geociencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Castilla 567, Valdivia (Chile); Houlbreque, Fanny, E-mail: F.Houlbreque@iaea.org [International Atomic Energy Agency - Marine Environment Laboratories, 4 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco (Monaco); Boisson, Florence [International Atomic Energy Agency - Marine Environment Laboratories, 4 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco (Monaco); Mulsow, Sandor [Instituto de Geociencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Castilla 567, Valdivia (Chile); Teyssie, Jean-Louis; Oberhaensli, Francois; Azemard, Sabine; Jeffree, Ross [International Atomic Energy Agency - Marine Environment Laboratories, 4 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco (Monaco)

    2010-09-15

    The Chilean blue mussel (Mytilus chilensis, Hupe 1854) represents the most important bivalve exploited along the Chilean coast and is a major food source for the Chilean population. Unfortunately, local fish and shellfish farming face severe problems as a result of bioaccumulation of toxic trace metals into shellfishes. Blue mussels collected along the Chilean coasts contain levels of Cd above the regulatory limits for human consumption. In this study, we examined the bioaccumulation, depuration and organ distribution of Cd in the M. chilensis, from {sup 109}Cd-labelled bulk seawater and from feeding with {sup 109}Cd-labelled algae. The uptake of {sup 109}Cd via seawater displayed a simple exponential kinetic model suggesting that cadmium activity tends to reach an equilibrium value of 1.838 {+-} 0.175 ng g{sup -1} (mean {+-} asymptotic standard error, p < 0.001) after 78 {+-} 9 days. The depuration rate for {sup 109}Cd accumulated via seawater was slow, with only 21% of the total {sup 109}Cd accumulated in the whole mussel being eliminated after 52 days. Total elimination of Cd in mussels was adequately described by a double component kinetic model, in which the biological half-life for the long-lived component represents more than 6 months. In contrast, depuration after radiolabelled food uptake was fast, reaching only 20% of retention in 10 days. This knowledge of the long half-life of cadmium accumulated via seawater as well as the non-negligible level of cadmium accumulated into the shells is relevant to the management of Cd levels in this species and the refinement of detoxification processes in order to comply with authorized Cd levels.

  9. Methyl Jasmonate-Induced Lipidomic and Biochemical Alterations in the Intertidal Macroalga Gracilaria dura (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta).

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    Kumari, Puja; Reddy, C R K; Jha, Bhavanath

    2015-10-01

    The role of exogenously added methyl jasmonate (MeJA), a lipid-derived signaling compound, in inducing oxidative stress in the marine red macroalga Gracilaria dura was investigated. MeJA at a concentration of 1-100 µM was a strong stimulant of reactive oxygen species (H(2)O(2), HO· and O(2) (·-)) (P < 0.05) causing considerable oxidative stress in G. dura. This further led to lipid peroxidation and degradation of the pigments Chl a and phycocyanin, with a concomitant increase in phycoerythrin. The MeJA-induced oxidative burst also led to the induction of a fatty acid oxidation cascade, resulting in the synthesis of hydroxy-oxylipins and the up-regulation of the 13-lipoxygenase pathway. Electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry-based shotgun lipidomic analysis revealed that monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (a chloroplastic glycerolipid) and phosphatidylcholine (extrachloroplastidic phopholipid) were the most affected lipid classes. The degradation of 18:3-fatty acid-containing monogalactosyldiacylglycerol inferred that it provided fatty acyl chains for the biosynthesis of 13-hydroperoxylinolenic acid, which was further directed towards either the jasmonate pathway or other alternative pathways of the fatty acid oxidation cascade, analogous to higher plants. Also, G. dura modulated the lipid acyl chains in such a way that no significant change was observed in the fatty acid profile of the treated thalli as compared with those of the control, except for C16:0, C16:1 (n-9), C20:3 (n-6) and C20:4 (n-6) (P < 0.05). Furthermore, MeJA caused the accumulation of phenolic compounds and the up-regulation of enzymes involved in secondary metabolism such as polyphenol oxidase, shikimate dehydrogenase and phenylalanine ammonia-lyase, indicating a shift towards secondary metabolism as a defense strategy to combat the induced oxidative stress. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists. All rights reserved. For

  10. Anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective and anti-ulcerogenic effects of red algae Gracilaria changii (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) extract.

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    Shu, Meng-Hooi; Appleton, David; Zandi, Keivan; AbuBakar, Sazaly

    2013-03-14

    Gracilaria changii (Xia et Abbott) Abbott, Zhang et Xia, a red algae commonly found in the coastal areas of Malaysia is traditionally used for foods and for the treatment of various ailments including inflammation and gastric ailments. The aim of the study was to investigate anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective and anti-ulcerogenic activities of a mass spectrometry standardized methanolic extract of Gracilaria changii. Methanolic extract of Gracilaria changii (MeOHGCM6 extract) was prepared and standardized using mass spectrometry (MS). Anti-inflammatory activities of MeOHGCM6 extract were examined by treating U937 cells during its differentiation with 10 μg/ml MeOHGCM6 extract. Tumour necrosis factors-α (TNF-α) response level and TNF-α and interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene expression were monitored and compared to that treated by 10 nM betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug. Gastroprotective and anti-ulcerogenic activities of MeOHGCM6 extract were examined by feeding rats with MeOHGCM6 extract ranging from 2.5 to 500 mg/kg body weight (b.w.) following induction of gastric lesions. Production of mucus and gastric juice, pH of the gastric juice and non-protein sulfhydryls (NP-SH) levels were determined and compared to that fed by 20 mg/kg b.w. omeprazole (OMP), a known anti-ulcer drug. MS/MS analysis of the MeOHGCM6 extracts revealed the presence of methyl 10-hydroxyphaeophorbide a and 10-hydroxypheophytin a, known chlorophyll proteins and several unidentified molecules. Treatment with 10 μg/ml MeOHGCM6 extract during differentiation of U937 cells significantly inhibited TNF-α response level and TNF-α and IL-6 gene expression. The inhibitory effect was comparable to that of betamethasone. No cytotoxic effects were recorded for cells treated with the 10 μg/ml MeOHGCM6 extract. Rats fed with MeOHGCM6 extract at 500 mg/kg b.w. showed reduced absolute ethanol-induced gastric lesion sizes by > 99% (p extract of Gracillaria changii possesses anti

  11. Contenido energetico de algunos invertebrados bentonicos de la costa de Chile y fluctuación anual em Mytilus chilensis Hupe 1854

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    William E Duarte

    1980-12-01

    Full Text Available Caloric values, ash and hydric percentages were obtained from the most abundant benthic invertebrates of Corral Bay, from which this information was not previously available. The range of these values is not different to those of related taxonomic groups of other oceans. Annual fluctuations of these paramenters were studied in Mytilus chilensis so as to obtain a quantitative estimation of the variation of these values.

  12. Proof of the Structure of the Stemodia chilensis Tetracyclic Diterpenoid (+)-19-Acetoxystemodan-12-ol by Synthesis from (+)-Podocarpic Acid: X-ray Structure Determination of a Key Intermediate.

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    Leonelli, Francesca; Mostarda, Azzurra; De Angelis, Luca; Lamba, Doriano; Demitri, Nicola; La Bella, Angela; Ceccacci, Francesca; Migneco, Luisa M; Marini Bettolo, Rinaldo

    2016-04-22

    The first synthesis of (+)-19-acetoxystemodan-12-ol (1), a stemodane diterpenoid isolated from Stemodia chilensis, is described. The structure was supported by an X-ray crystallographic analysis of intermediate (+)-9a, which confirmed the proposed structure and excluded the structure of (-)-19-hydroxystemod-12-ene as a possible candidate for the Chilean Calceolaria diterpenoid to which the (-)-19-hydroxystemar-13-ene structure (9b) had been erroneously assigned.

  13. On the Evolutionary History of Uleiella chilensis, a Smut Fungus Parasite of Araucaria araucana in South America: Uleiellales ord. nov. in Ustilaginomycetes.

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    Full Text Available The evolutionary history, divergence times and phylogenetic relationships of Uleiella chilensis (Ustilaginomycotina, smut fungi associated with Araucaria araucana were analysed. DNA sequences from multiple gene regions and morphology were analysed and compared to other members of the Basidiomycota to determine the phylogenetic placement of smut fungi on gymnosperms. Divergence time estimates indicate that the majority of smut fungal orders diversified during the Triassic-Jurassic period. However, the origin and relationships of several orders remain uncertain. The most recent common ancestor between Uleiella chilensis and Violaceomyces palustris has been dated to the Lower Cretaceous. Comparisons of divergence time estimates between smut fungi and host plants lead to the hypothesis that the early Ustilaginomycotina had a saprobic lifestyle. As there are only two extant species of Araucaria in South America, each hosting a unique Uleiella species, we suggest that either coevolution or a host shift followed by allopatric speciation are the most likely explanations for the current geographic restriction of Uleiella and its low diversity. Phylogenetic and age estimation analyses, ecology, the unusual life-cycle and the peculiar combination of septal and haustorial characteristics support Uleiella chilensis as a distinct lineage among the Ustilaginomycotina. Here, we describe a new ustilaginomycetous order, the Uleiellales to accommodate Uleiella. Within the Ustilaginomycetes, Uleiellales are sister taxon to the Violaceomycetales.

  14. On the Evolutionary History of Uleiella chilensis, a Smut Fungus Parasite of Araucaria araucana in South America: Uleiellales ord. nov. in Ustilaginomycetes.

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    Riess, Kai; Schön, Max E; Lutz, Matthias; Butin, Heinz; Oberwinkler, Franz; Garnica, Sigisfredo

    2016-01-01

    The evolutionary history, divergence times and phylogenetic relationships of Uleiella chilensis (Ustilaginomycotina, smut fungi) associated with Araucaria araucana were analysed. DNA sequences from multiple gene regions and morphology were analysed and compared to other members of the Basidiomycota to determine the phylogenetic placement of smut fungi on gymnosperms. Divergence time estimates indicate that the majority of smut fungal orders diversified during the Triassic-Jurassic period. However, the origin and relationships of several orders remain uncertain. The most recent common ancestor between Uleiella chilensis and Violaceomyces palustris has been dated to the Lower Cretaceous. Comparisons of divergence time estimates between smut fungi and host plants lead to the hypothesis that the early Ustilaginomycotina had a saprobic lifestyle. As there are only two extant species of Araucaria in South America, each hosting a unique Uleiella species, we suggest that either coevolution or a host shift followed by allopatric speciation are the most likely explanations for the current geographic restriction of Uleiella and its low diversity. Phylogenetic and age estimation analyses, ecology, the unusual life-cycle and the peculiar combination of septal and haustorial characteristics support Uleiella chilensis as a distinct lineage among the Ustilaginomycotina. Here, we describe a new ustilaginomycetous order, the Uleiellales to accommodate Uleiella. Within the Ustilaginomycetes, Uleiellales are sister taxon to the Violaceomycetales.

  15. Identification of limiting climatic and geographical variables for the distribution of the tortoise Chelonoidis chilensis (Testudinidae): a baseline for conservation actions.

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    Ruete, Alejandro; Leynaud, Gerardo C

    2015-01-01

    Background. Just as for most other tortoise species, the once common Chaco tortoise, Chelonoidis chilensis (Testudinidae), is under constant threat across it distribution in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Despite initial qualitative description of the species distribution and further individual reports of new locations for the species, there is no description of the species distribution in probabilistic terms. With this work we aim to produce an updated predictive distribution map for C. chilensis to serve as a baseline management tool for directed strategic conservation planning. Methods. We fitted a spatially expanded logistic regression model within the Bayesian framework that accounts for uncertainty on presence-only and generated pseudo-absence data into the parameter estimates. We contrast the results with reported data for the national networks of protected areas to assess the inclusion of the species in area-based conservation strategies. Results. We obtained maps with predictions of the occurrence of the species and reported the model's uncertainty spatially. The model suggests that potential suitable habitats for the species are continuous across Argentina, West Paraguay and South Bolivia, considering the variables, the scale and the resolution used. The main limiting variables were temperature-related variables, and precipitation in the reproductive period. Discussion. Given the alarming low density and coverage of protected areas over the distribution area of C. chilensis, the map produced provides a baseline to identify areas where directed strategic conservation management actions would be more efficient for this and other associated species.

  16. Effect of nutrient supply on photosynthesis and pigmentation to short-term stress (UV radiation) in Gracilaria conferta (Rhodophyta)

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    Figueroa, F.L.; Israel, A.; Neori, A.; Martinez, B.; Malta, E.J.; Put, A.; Inken, S.; Marquardt, R.; Abdala, R.; Korbee, N.

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    The effects of increased photosynthetic active radiation (PAR), UV radiation (UVR), and nutrient supply on photosynthetic activity, pigment content, C:N ratio and biomass yield were studied in tank cultivated Gracilaria conferta (Rhodophyta). Electron transport rate (ETR) and biliprotein content were higher under high nutrient supply (HNS), obtained from fishpond effluents, compared to low nutrient supply (LNS), in contrast to mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) dynamic. The high MAA content in LNS-algae could be explained by higher UVR penetration in the thallus and by the competition for the use of nutrients with other processes. Effective quantum yield decreased after short-term exposure to high irradiance whereas full recovery in shade was produced only under slightly heat shock. UVA radiation provoked an additional decrease in photosynthesis under high water temperature. UVB radiation reversed UVA's negative effect mainly with HNS. Results support that nutrient-sufficiency help G. conferta to resist environmental changes as short-term temperature increase.

  17. Growth and biomass development of the introduced red alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla is unaffected by nutrient limitation and grazing

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    Nejrup, Lars Brammer; Pedersen, Morten Foldager

    2010-01-01

    observed variations in biomass. The biomass of G. vermiculophylla at the eutrophic site (Holckenhavn Fjord) was ca. 300-fold larger than at the oligotrophic site (Fyns Hoved). Growth rates ranged from almost 0 in early spring to ca. 0.08 d–1 in mid-summer and did not vary among sites. The seasonal pattern......The invasive red alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla was first recorded in Denmark and Sweden in 2003 and has since been reported from several sites in Denmark, Sweden and northern Germany. The abundance of G. vermiculophylla is typically high at more eutrophic sites, whereas it remains relatively low...... at more oligotrophic sites. We recorded seasonal variations in growth and biomass development at 2 sites with contrasting nutrient status (eutrophic versus oligotrophic) to investigate whether nutrient limitation of growth and loss of biomass due to grazing from invertebrate herbivores could explain...

  18. Seaweed-mediated biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Gracilaria corticata for its antifungal activity against Candida spp.

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    Kumar, P.; Senthamil Selvi, S.; Govindaraju, M.

    2013-12-01

    The present study was demonstrated with simple and rapid synthesis of silver (Ag) nanoparticles using marine seaweed, Gracilaria corticata. The visibility of prominent color change at 60 °C within 20 min indicates the formation of Ag nanoparticles. The synthesized Ag nanoparticles were well characterized by UV-vis spectrum, Fourier infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering measurements (DLS). Prominent FTIR peaks were obtained corresponding to phenolic compounds, amide I group and aromatic rings which involved in the stabilization of Ag nanoparticles. G. corticata resulted in spherical shaped nanospheres of 18-46 nm as revealed by TEM. The average size distributions of Ag nanoparticles were 51.82 nm and are fairly stable with a zeta potential value of -26.2 mV. The result showed that, biosynthesized Ag nanoparticles from G. corticata have an effective antifungal activity against Candida albicans and C. glabrata.

  19. FACTORES DETERMINANTES DEL ENDEUDAMIENTO BANCARIO EN LA EMPRESA NO FINANCIERA CHILENA

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    Mauricio Jara Bertin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es constatar si la elección de recurrir a la banca como fuente de financiación viene determinada por las oportunidades de crecimiento, ta-maño de la empresa, calidad de los proyectos, la calidad de las garantías prendarias y el riesgo de la empresa. Hemos utilizado una muestra de 168 empresas chilenas cotizadas en la Bolsa durante el periodo 1997-2008, que nos ha servido para exami-nar la relación entre factores específicos de las empresas y el endeudamiento ban-cario. Nuestros resultados evidencian que las oportunidades de crecimiento tienen una influencia positiva en el endeudamiento bancario, que se torna negativa ante la existencia de empresas de mayor tamaño con oportunidades de inversión. Ade-más, el tamaño de la empresa y la calidad de los proyectos en curso se relacionan negativamente, mientras que la calidad de las garantías prendarias y el riesgo de la empresa tienen una incidencia positiva en el endeudamiento bancario.

  20. Nuestro espejo de cartón: educación y posdictadura chilena

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    Pamela Tamara Salazar Vicencio

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Nos interesa definir cómo se constituye la propuesta educacional en torno a la problemática de la memoria y los derechos humanos en Chile, a partir del análisis del discurso articulado desde el Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, obra cúlmine del último gobierno de la Concertación y versión oficial en torno a la memoria del pasado reciente en el país. Para estos efectos, revisaremos ciertos aspectos del espacio físico en donde se edifica el museo, leyendo los lugares a la luz de nociones teóricas en torno a la museificación y estetización de la memoria; sin embargo, el eje de la investigación consiste en la lectura crítica del material que se ofrece como alternativa a los docentes que preparan a sus alumnos para la visita guiada.La hipótesis tentativa es que existe una visión estatal que victimiza a los sujetos afectados directamente, limitando el espectro de impacto a un grupo minoritario de la población chilena; que igualmente apunta a despolitizar el conflicto mediante la instalación de una memoria parcial, estática y lineal en torno al pasado y que cristaliza parte de sus objetivos en una propuesta educacional ideologizante, que aborda consecuencias sin analizar procesos ni actores sociales.

  1. Para una entrada en la imaginación poética alimentaria chilena

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    Magda Sepúlveda

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Las comidas y las bebidas recreadas en la poesía chilena ofrecen un espacio alternativo para reflexionar sobre la etnia, la clase social, el género y la violencia política. Cada uno de estos nudos define una ruta alimenticia donde las historias diferenciales se toman la palabra. Este artículo propone una cartografía de las imágenes alimentarias poéticas, caracterizando cuatro grandes rutas: aquellas donde la escritura privilegia la construcción de comunidades indígenas alrededor de la comida y aquellas donde los proyectos estéticos elaboran un patrimonio provinciano y/o rural alrededor de las comidas como defensa frente a las legitimidades centristas. Más aquellos itinerarios cuyas simbolizaciones erigen o deconstruyen los deseos caníbales entre diversas subjetividades y; aquellas donde los linajes lingüísticos hacen del hambre un motivo de descontento político, ya sea imaginando la abundancia a través del tópico de la tierra de Jauja o elaborando el hambre de los dioses que piden sacrificios humanos.

  2. Cartas Chilenas and Cartas Marruecas: between the enlightenment appeal and the iberian tradition

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    Marcelo Fernando de Lima

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    Full Text Available Cartas Chilenas, published in book in 1845, was known by readers only in manuscripts in 1789, some months before the episode of Conjuração Mineira, which was the main reason for the incarceration of Thomás Antônio Gonzaga and his banishment to Mozambique. On the other hand, an incomplete version of Cartas Marruecas was published in 1789 in Correo de Madri, after the death of the author José de Cadalso, who passed away during his period in the Army, as a consequence of a British attack in the south of Spain in 1782. Both of the texts belong to an epistolary literary tradition, whose first important work was the Persian Letters, written by Montesquieu. By following the chronological order of both texts, the aim of this essay is to demonstrate that, despite their inspiration in the French Enlightenment, either Cadalso or Gonzaga were more influenced by social and cultural features experienced in the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the Old Regime.

  3. Genetic and morphological analyses of Gracilaria firma and G. changii (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), the commercially important agarophytes in western Pacific.

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    Ng, Poh-Kheng; Lin, Showe-Mei; Lim, Phaik-Eem; Hurtado, Anicia Q; Phang, Siew-Moi; Yow, Yoon-Yen; Sun, Zhongmin

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    Many studies classifying Gracilaria species for the exploitation of agarophytes and the development of the agar industry were conducted before the prevalence of molecular tools, resulting in the description of many species based solely on their morphology. Gracilaria firma and G. changii are among the commercially important agarophytes from the western Pacific; both feature branches with basal constrictions that taper toward acute apices. In this study, we contrasted the morpho-anatomical circumscriptions of the two traditionally described species with molecular data from samples that included representatives of G. changii collected from its type locality. Concerted molecular analyses using the rbcL and cox1 gene sequences, coupled with morphological observations of the collections from the western Pacific, revealed no inherent differences to support the treatment of the two entities as distinct taxa. We propose merging G. changii (a later synonym) into G. firma and recognize G. firma based on thallus branches with abrupt basal constrictions that gradually taper toward acute (or sometimes broken) apices, cystocarps consisting of small gonimoblast cells and inconspicuous multinucleate tubular nutritive cells issuing from gonimoblasts extending into the inner pericarp at the cystocarp floor, as well as deep spermatangial conceptacles of the verrucosa-type. The validation of specimens under different names as a single genetic species is useful to allow communication and knowledge transfer among groups from different fields. This study also revealed considerably low number of haplotypes and nucleotide diversity with apparent phylogeographic patterns for G. firma in the region. Populations from the Philippines and Taiwan were divergent from each other as well as from the populations from Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. Establishment of baseline data on the genetic diversity of this commercially important agarophyte is relevant in the context of cultivation

  4. Size structure and sexual maturity of the golden crab (Chaceon chilensis exploited off Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile Estructuras de tallas y madurez en el cangrejo dorado (Chaceon chilensis explotado alrededor de la isla Robinson Crusoe, Chile

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    Aurora Guerrero

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    Full Text Available Golden crab (Chaceon chilensis specimens were analyzed after being caught with traps by artisanal fishermen off Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile. Of the 13,027 individuals caught between 300 and 1,000 m depth, 97.9% were male (12,754 and the rest female (273. The carapace length (CL of the sampled crabs was measured and, on average, the males (CL: 118.9 mm were larger than the females (CL: 94.3 mm. On the north side of the island, the specimens presented lower average sizes (112.2 mm whereas, in the remaining zones, the average carapace lengths were similar (CL: 117.1-119.5 mm. In bathymetric terms, an increasing trend was seen between average size and depth, with sizes over 123 mm CL found beginning at 750 m depth. A comparison of linear regressions between the carapace length and chela length of males revealed physical maturity at 100 mm CL, whereas a numerical analysis showed the size at first sexual maturity (SSM50% to be 109 mm CL.Se analizaron ejemplares de cangrejo dorado (Chaceon chilensis capturados mediante trampas por pescadores artesanales en torno a la isla Robinson Crusoe del archipiélago de Juan Fernández (Chile, entre 300 y 1.000 m de profundidad. Se midió la longitud cefalotorácica (LC de 13.027 individuos de los cuales 12.754 correspondieron a machos y únicamente 273 a hembras, con un claro predominio de machos (97,9%, fueron de talla promedio superior a las hembras (118,9 y 94,3 mm de LC, respectivamente. En el sector norte de la isla, se encontraron ejemplares con menor talla media (112,2 mm que en las zonas restantes, la longitud cefalotorácica media presentó valores similares (117,1 a 119,5 mm de LC. Se encontró una tendencia creciente entre la talla media y la profundidad, registrándose a partir del estrato de 750 m tallas promedio superiores a 123 mm de LC. Mediante la comparación de regresiones lineales entre la longitud cefalotorácica y la longitud de la quela, en machos se estableci

  5. Evaluación del potencial reproductivo del chorito (Mytilus chilensis de dos poblaciones naturales sometidas a diferentes temperaturas de acondicionamiento Assessment of the reproductive potential of the mussel (Mytilus chilensis from two natural populations subjected to different conditioning temperatures

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    Luis Lagos

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Mytilus chilensis tiene ciclos reproductivos que varían latitudinalmente. Presenta reducida diferenciación genética y morfológica debido a un gran potencial de dispersión. Se acondicionaron reproductores de bahía Yaldad (Chiloé y bahía Zenteno (Punta Arenas a 9 ± 0,5°C y 15 ± 0,5°C, alimentados con dieta (1:1 de Isochrysis galbana y Chaetoceros neogracile. Se espera dilucidar si el acondicionamiento a diferentes temperaturas produce variaciones en el potencial reproductivo de las poblaciones. El menor desarrollo gonadal se produjo en los reproductores acondicionados a 9°C, mientras que el mayor se produjo en los reproductores acondicionados a 15°C provenientes de Chiloé. La fecundidad de los reproductores de Yaldad fue mayor que los de Zenteno. El diámetro de los ovocitos fue mayor en los reproductores de Zenteno y en ambas poblaciones fue mayor a 9°C. Ni el porcentaje de huevos fecundados ni el porcentaje de eclosión de larvas D mostraron diferencias significativas entre las poblaciones a ninguna de las temperaturas de acondicionamiento. De acuerdo con estos resultados, no se logra establecer diferencias en el potencial reproductivo en las poblaciones y bajo las condiciones de este estudio.The reproductive cycles of Mytilus chilensis vary latitudinally. This species has reduced genetic and morphological differentiation due to its high potential for dispersal. Broodstocks from Yaldad Bay (Chiloé and Zenteno Bay (Punta Arenas were conditioned at 9 ± 0.5°C and 15 ± 0.5°C, and were fed a diet (1:1 of Isochrysis galbana and Chaetoceros neogracile. We expected to determine whether conditioning at different temperatures produces changes in the reproductive potential of the populations. Gonadal development was lowest in the broodstocks conditioned at 9°C, and highest in those conditioned at 15°C, from Chiloé. Fertility was greater in broodstocks from Yaldad than in those from Zenteno. Oocyte diameter was greater in broodstocks

  6. Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss, 1967 (Rhodophyta, Gracilariaceae) in northern Europe, with emphasis on Danish conditions, and what to expect in the future

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    Thomsen, Mads S.; Stæhr, Peter Anton; Nyberg, Cecilia D.

    2007-01-01

    Gracilaria vermiculophylla, a red macroalga from the West Pacific, was discovered in western Germany (the Wadden Sea) in 2002 and has since also been observed in Sweden (from about 70 km south to about 80 km north of Göteborg), Denmark (Wadden Sea, Horsens Fjord, Limfjorden, Vejle Fjord, Holckenh......Gracilaria vermiculophylla, a red macroalga from the West Pacific, was discovered in western Germany (the Wadden Sea) in 2002 and has since also been observed in Sweden (from about 70 km south to about 80 km north of Göteborg), Denmark (Wadden Sea, Horsens Fjord, Limfjorden, Vejle Fjord......-bottom estuaries and bays, typically in association with ubiquitous native invertebrates (lugworms, tube-building worms, mussels, cockles, snails). The invertebrates provide substratum for holdfast attachment and thalli incorporation, most likely increasing the stability of local G. vermiculophylla populations. We...

  7. Studies of marine macroalgae: saline desert water cultivation and effects of environmental stress on proximate composition. Final subcontract report. [Gracilaria tikvahiae; Ulva lactuca

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    Ryther, J.H.; DeBusk, T.A.; Peterson, J.E.

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    The results presented in this report address the growth potential of marine macroalgae cultivated in desert saline waters, and the effects of certain environmental stresses (e.g., nitrogen, salinity, and temperature) on the proximate composition of several marine macroalgae. Two major desert saline water types were assayed for their ability to support the growth of Gracilaria, Ulva, and Caulerpa. Both water types supported short term growth, but long term growth was not supported. Carbohydrate levels in Gracilaria were increased by cultivation under conditions of high salinity, low temperature, and low nitrogen and phosphorous availability. Data suggests that it may be possible to maximize production of useful proximate constituents by cultivating the algae under optimum conditions for growth, and then holding the resulting biomass under the environmental conditions which favor tissue accumulation of the desired storage products. 16 refs., 21 figs., 19 tabs.

  8. Extracción, identificación y prueba microbiológica del agar extraído de Gracilaria fortissima dawson (rhodophyta, gigartinales, gracilariaceae (ING

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    M.V. Sánchez

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    Full Text Available The red seaweed Gracilaria fortissima colected in the caribean coast of Costa Rica, was studied for the extraction, identification and microbiological performance of the agar contend of this plant, as well as the mineral contend. The research was done focused on the agar quality included pH, % extraction, geling point, fusion point and gel strength, as well as infrared analysis and the performance as a microbiological culture of bacteria and fungus and compared with commercial agar from BDH chemicals.

  9. Effect of dietary fish meal replacement by red algae, Gracilaria arcuata, on growth performance and body composition of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus.

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    Younis, El-Sayed M; Al-Quffail, Abdullah S; Al-Asgah, Nasser A; Abdel-Warith, Abdel-Wahab A; Al-Hafedh, Yousef S

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    A 12-week long feeding experiment was initiated to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation of red algae, Gracilaria arcuata , on the growth performance, feed utilization and body composition of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758). The fish were fed with an algae-free control diet (C) and three experimental diets which replaced conventional fish meal with varying levels of dried G. arcuata (20%, 40% and 60%, represented as G20, G40 and G60, respectively). The growth parameters of final weight (FW), weight gain (WG), percentage of weight gain (WG%), daily growth rate (DGR) and specific growth rate (SGR) were significantly reduced (P algae incorporation compared to the control diet. Moreover, the negative impact of Gracilaria meal on the growth performance of Nile tilapia increased as the proportion of algae in the diet increased, with fish on diet G20 exhibiting a significantly higher growth performance than the fish on either of the G40 and G60 diets. On the other hand, the feed utilization parameters feed conversion ratio (FCR) and protein efficiency ratio (PER) did not show significant differences between the fish in the control group and those on diet G20, although poorer FCR and PER outcomes were achieved in the case of fish on diet G60. The content of moisture, protein and ash in muscle and carcass increased as the proportion of Gracilaria meal in the diets increased, but the reverse was true for lipid level. These results indicate that incorporation of less than 20% red algae, Gracilaria arcuata , could be feasible in the diet of Nile tilapia and further studies are recommended to optimize the level of algae to improve growth performance.

  10. Absorption of metals and characterization of chemical elements present in three species of Gracilaria (Gracilariaceae Greville: a genus of economical importance

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    Angela P. Tonon

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Gracilaria Greville is a genus of seaweed that is economically explored by the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. One of the biggest problems associated with growing Gracilaria is the discharge of heavy metals into the marine environment. The absorption of heavy metals was investigated with the macroalga Gracilaria tenuistipitata Zhang et Xia, cultivated in a medium containing copper (Cu and cadmium (Cd. In biological samples, EC50 concentrations of 1 ppm for cadmium and 0.95 ppm for copper were used. These concentrations were based on seaweed growth curves obtained over a period of six days in previous studies. ICP-AES was used to determine the amount of metal that seaweeds absorbed during this period. G. tenuistipitata was able to bioaccumulate both metals, about 17% of copper and 9% of cadmium. Basal natural levels of Cu were found in control seaweeds and in G. tenuistipitata exposed to Cd. In addition, the repertoire of other important chemical elements, as well as their concentrations, was determined for G. tenuistipitata and two other important seaweeds, G. birdiae Plastino & Oliveira and G. domingensis (Kützing Sonder ex Dickie, collected in natural environments on the Brazilian shore.

  11. La Excepción Chilena y las Percepciones de Género en la Participación Laboral Femenina

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    Dante Contreras; Agustin Hurtado; M. Francisca Sara

    2012-01-01

    Las mujeres chilenas exhiben una de las tasas de participación laboral más bajas de Latinoamérica, a pesar del crecimiento económico de las últimas décadas y de tener el mayor nivel de escolaridad de la región después de las mujeres cubanas. Este fenómeno es conocido como la Excepción Chilena, y a pesar de su impacto directo en el crecimiento de largo plazo y en los índices de pobreza y desigualdad, existen pocos trabajos que la aborden directamente. En general, la literatura para Chile ha us...

  12. De Indios “Bárbaros” a Vasallos en la Frontera Meridional Chilena Durante el Reformismo Borbónico.

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    Chauca García, Jorge

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    Con la presente Tesis Doctoral abordamos críticamente la visión ilustrada del indígena de la frontera meridional chilena como marco geográfico y la centuria de la Ilustración como coordenada temporal, especialmente su segunda mitad. Un análisis de sus tres familias básicas que no contempla por razones cronológicas a los picunches o gentes del norte, pero sí a los mapuches –gente de la tierra–, huilliches –gente...

  13. Manipulación de resultados en la banca chilena por medio de la estimación de incobrables

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    Gustavo Genoni; Jorge Niño

    2008-01-01

    Existe abundante evidencia empírica compatible con que las empresas manipulan la ganancia contable que informan, con el fin de ocultar pequeñas variaciones negativas en ésta. En este trabajo se analizamos la posible existencia de ese comportamiento en la banca chilena e identificamos el mecanismo mediante el cual estas instituciones practicarían la manipulación. Encontramos pruebas compatibles con la existencia de manipulación de la ganancia contable registrada, cuyo propósito es evitar mostr...

  14. Boletín de la Academia Chilena de la Historia

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    JUAN GUILLERMO MUÑOZ CORREA

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Juan José Fernández Valdés, “El límite marítimo chileno-peruano” Luego de entregar los antecedentes desde el Tratado de Ancón, la doctrina de las 200 millas marítimas de 1947, primero por Chile y poco más de un mes después por Perú, que señaló expresamente que serían medidas “siguiendo la línea de los paralelos geográficos”, continúa analizando todas las acciones en torno al tema, no solo de estos dos países, sino los posteriores de Ecuador, Colombia, tanto decretos supremos, convenios, declaraciones, como sus ratificaciones por los respectivos estados. También repasa los puntos internacionales, como la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del Mar, signada en 1982, cuyo artículo 12 alude al método de la línea media o equidistancia para la delimitación marítima entre dos estados, exceptuando los casos en que por derechos históricos hubiera otra situación, a pesar de lo cual la posición peruana es la de adaptarse a dicho punto 12, de cuyas manifestaciones en diferentes años da cuenta este artículo, como de las consiguientes reacciones por parte de la cancillería chilena.

  15. Determination of polyphenolic profile, antioxidant activity and antibacterial properties of maqui [Aristotelia chilensis (Molina) Stuntz] a Chilean blackberry.

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    Genskowsky, Estefania; Puente, Luis A; Pérez-Álvarez, José A; Fernández-López, Juana; Muñoz, Loreto A; Viuda-Martos, Manuel

    2016-09-01

    The aim of the present study was to determine (1) the polyphenolic profile (phenolic acids, flavonoids and anthocyanins), (2) the antioxidant using four different methodologies (DPPH, ABTS, FRAP and FIC) and (3) the antibacterial properties of maqui berry [Aristotelia chilensis (Molina) Stuntz] (MB) grown in Chile. The HPLC analysis of MB showed a total of 19 polyphenolic compounds identified as anthocyanins (eight compounds), flavonols (10 compounds) and ellagic acid. Delphinidin derivatives were the predominant anthocyanins while quercetin derivatives were the predominant flavonols. MB showed an antioxidant activity measured with DPPH, ABTS, FRAP and FIC methods of 28.18, 18.66, 25.22 g Trolox equivalent kg(-1) and 0.12 g ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid equivalent kg(-1) , respectively. With regard to the antibacterial activity, all strains tested were affected by MB. Aeromonas hydrophila and Listeria innocua showed the highest sensitivity to maqui berry extracts with MIC values of 40 and a 50 mg mL(-1) , respectively. The results suggest that maqui berry has a great potential to be employed in the food industry as potential food ingredient to functional food development or as bio-preservative. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry.

  16. Histopathological survey of the mussel Mytilus chilensis (Mytilidae and the clam Gari solida (Psammobiidae from southern Chile

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    Florencia Cremonte

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A total of 175 specimens of mussels, Mytilus chilensis (Mytilidae, and 56 specimens of clams, Gari solida (Psammobiidae, were collected in natural beds and culture sites of southern Chile. Juvenile mussel specimens (3 cm of maximum length were free of parasites and diseases, whilst the commercial sized populations was parasitized by intracellular inclusions of bacteria-like organisms in the digestive gland epithelium and in the gills, by ciliates in the gills, turbellarians similar to Paravortex (Rhabocoela in the intestine lumen and copepods attached to the gills. In addition, the disseminated neoplasia disease was also present although in low prevalences. In the clam, G. solida, prokariotic inclusions were found in the digestive gland epithelium and bacteria-like organisms in the gills, often encapsulated by haemocytes; oocysts containing up to 8 sporozoites similar to Nematopsis (Apicomplexa in the connective tissue, causing haemocytic infiltration when the intensity of infection was high; ciliates belonging to two different species (one of them similar to Trichodina inhabiting the gills; and a turbellarian similar to Paravortex in the lumen of digestive system without apparent host reaction. The populations of the bivalve species here studied were devoid of serious pathogens.

  17. Isolation and identification of Vibrio toranzoniae associated with diseased red conger eel (Genypterus chilensis) farmed in Chile.

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    Lasa, Aide; Avendaño-Herrera, Ruben; Estrada, Juan M; Romalde, Jesús L

    2015-09-30

    The present study deals with the first isolation of Vibrio toranzoniae from cultured red conger eel (Genypterus chilensis). During the summer season of 2011, mortalities were observed in young red conger eel at one aquaculture experimental rearing system in Quintay, Valparaiso, Chile. The microbiological analysis of the diseased fish resulted in the isolation of three dominant and representative isolates, designated as R.17, R.18 and R.19, which were obtained from gill, fin and external lesions from three different fish, respectively. All isolates were identified as V. toranzoniae by means of a polyphasic taxonomic approach, including phenotypic characterization, sequencing of 16S rRNA and housekeeping genes, and DNA-DNA hybridization. Inoculation of a representative strain (R18) in turbot as model fish species demonstrated the pathogenic potential for fish of the Chilean isolates. Results obtained indicate that the geographical and host distribution of V. toranzoniae is wider than expected, and that this species may have negative incidence in the culture of marine organisms. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Estrategias de marketing utilizadas por las empresas chilenas para incrementar el valor de los clientes

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    Pablo C. Farías Nazel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es presentar una investigación exploratoria que busca contribuir al conocimiento acerca de la manera en que las empresas están usando estrategias demarketing para incrementar el valor de los clientes. El foco de esta investigación son las empresas chilenas. Los resultados muestran que las estrategias de marketing empleadas por las empresas chilenas presentan una significativa orientación al cliente, sin embargo, se destacan por seguir estrategias pasivas de marketing en cada uno de los tres procesos analizados para aumentar el valor de los clientes. El hecho de que una importante proporción de las empresas analizadas desarrollen estrategias pasivas, da la oportunidad para estas empresas y potenciales competidores de analizar la factibilidad de realizar estrategias más activas y científicas para abordar a sus clientes

  19. Historia de la transformación en la educación superior chilena (1973-1990

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    Mauricio Esteban Rifo Melo

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo se centra en la transformación institucional de la educación superior chilena realizada por la dictadura cívico-militar durante los años 1973 y 1990. El principal aporte de la investigación se instala en la búsqueda, desde una transformación histórica concreta, de lo que se ha llamado genéricamente el neoliberalismo en educación superior. De esto emerge la interpretación histórica de que la transformación de la educación superior chilena, durante la dictadura cívico-militar, no estuvo marcada por una trayectoria de cambio neoliberal acumulativa, sino mas bien como un campo de disputa junto con un desencaje respecto a lo que se entiende por Neoliberalismo en educación. Por lo tanto, la investigación se enmarca en los estudios sobre historia de la educación guiada por una estrategia metodológica histórica de enfoque hermenéutico, cuyo uso de información estará centrado en la validación y contrastación de fuentes.

  20. Asociación entre envejecimiento exitoso y participación social en personas mayores chilenas

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    Lorena Gallardo-Peralta

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Analizar la asociación entre la participación social y el envejecimiento exitoso en una muestra representativa de personas mayores chilenas. Método: Se dispone de una muestra de 777 personas mayores chilenas. Se utilizó el Inventario de envejecimiento exitoso (SAI y todos los sujetos de la muestra firmaron una carta de consentimiento informado. Se realizaron análisis bivariados (prueba t de Student para muestras independientes y prueba de χ² a través de los programas SPSS (versión 23. Resultados: Se confirma la asociación entre participación social y envejecimiento exitoso; asimismo, los resultados muestran diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre las personas mayores que participan y los que no participan en el proceso de envejecer con éxito. Quienes participan en grupos sociales envejecen con éxito. Conclusiones: La participación social es un recurso psicosocial relevante en la intervención social gerontológica, dada su asociación positiva con el bienestar general de las personas mayores.

  1. Anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective and anti-ulcerogenic effects of red algae Gracilaria changii (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) extract

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    Background Gracilaria changii (Xia et Abbott) Abbott, Zhang et Xia, a red algae commonly found in the coastal areas of Malaysia is traditionally used for foods and for the treatment of various ailments including inflammation and gastric ailments. The aim of the study was to investigate anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective and anti-ulcerogenic activities of a mass spectrometry standardized methanolic extract of Gracilaria changii. Methods Methanolic extract of Gracilaria changii (MeOHGCM6 extract) was prepared and standardized using mass spectrometry (MS). Anti-inflammatory activities of MeOHGCM6 extract were examined by treating U937 cells during its differentiation with 10 μg/ml MeOHGCM6 extract. Tumour necrosis factors-α (TNF-α) response level and TNF-α and interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene expression were monitored and compared to that treated by 10 nM betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug. Gastroprotective and anti-ulcerogenic activities of MeOHGCM6 extract were examined by feeding rats with MeOHGCM6 extract ranging from 2.5 to 500 mg/kg body weight (b.w.) following induction of gastric lesions. Production of mucus and gastric juice, pH of the gastric juice and non-protein sulfhydryls (NP-SH) levels were determined and compared to that fed by 20 mg/kg b.w. omeprazole (OMP), a known anti-ulcer drug. Results MS/MS analysis of the MeOHGCM6 extracts revealed the presence of methyl 10-hydroxyphaeophorbide a and 10-hydroxypheophytin a, known chlorophyll proteins and several unidentified molecules. Treatment with 10 μg/ml MeOHGCM6 extract during differentiation of U937 cells significantly inhibited TNF-α response level and TNF-α and IL-6 gene expression. The inhibitory effect was comparable to that of betamethasone. No cytotoxic effects were recorded for cells treated with the 10 μg/ml MeOHGCM6 extract. Rats fed with MeOHGCM6 extract at 500 mg/kg b.w. showed reduced absolute ethanol-induced gastric lesion sizes by > 99% (p < 0.05). This protective

  2. Age-related mechanism and its relationship with secondary metabolism and abscisic acid in Aristotelia chilensis plants subjected to drought stress.

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    González-Villagra, Jorge; Rodrigues-Salvador, Acácio; Nunes-Nesi, Adriano; Cohen, Jerry D; Reyes-Díaz, Marjorie M

    2018-03-01

    Drought stress is the most important stress factor for plants, being the main cause of agricultural crop loss in the world. Plants have developed complex mechanisms for preventing water loss and oxidative stress such as synthesis of abscisic acid (ABA) and non-enzymatic antioxidant compounds such as anthocyanins, which might help plants to cope with abiotic stress as antioxidants and for scavenging reactive oxygen species. A. chilensis (Mol.) is a pioneer species, colonizing and growing on stressed and disturbed environments. In this research, an integrated analysis of secondary metabolism in Aristotelia chilensis was done to relate ABA effects on anthocyanins biosynthesis, by comparing between young and fully-expanded leaves under drought stress. Plants were subjected to drought stress for 20 days, and physiological, biochemical, and molecular analyses were performed. The relative growth rate and plant water status were reduced in stressed plants, with young leaves significantly more affected than fully-expanded leaves beginning from the 5th day of drought stress. A. chilensis plants increased their ABA and total anthocyanin content and showed upregulation of gene expression when they were subjected to severe drought (day 20), with these effects being higher in fully-expanded leaves. Multivariate analysis indicated a significant positive correlation between transcript levels for NCED1 (9-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenase) and UFGT (UDP glucose: flavonoid-3-O-glucosyltransferase) with ABA and total anthocyanin, respectively. Thus, this research provides a more comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms that allow plants to cope with drought stress. This is highlighted by the differences between young and fully-expanded leaves, showing different sensibility to stress due to their ability to synthesize anthocyanins. In addition, this ability to synthesize different and high amounts of anthocyanins could be related to higher NCED1 and MYB expression and ABA levels

  3. Sporothrix chilensis sp. nov. (Ascomycota: Ophiostomatales), a soil-borne agent of human sporotrichosis with mild-pathogenic potential to mammals.

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    Rodrigues, Anderson Messias; Cruz Choappa, Rodrigo; Fernandes, Geisa Ferreira; de Hoog, G Sybren; de Camargo, Zoilo Pires

    2016-02-01

    A combination of phylogeny, evolution, morphologies and ecologies has enabled major advances in understanding the taxonomy of Sporothrix species, including members exhibiting distinct lifestyles such as saprobes, human/animal pathogens, and insect symbionts. Phylogenetic analyses of ITS1/2 + 5.8s sequences split Sporothrix genus in two well-defined groups with dissimilar ecologies. Species embedded in the Sporothrix schenckii complex are frequently agents of human and animal sporotrichosis, and some of these are responsible for large sapronoses and zoonoses around the warmer temperate regions of the world. At the other extreme, basal saprophytic species evolved in association with decaying wood and soil, and are rarely found to cause human disease. We propose to create a new taxa, Sporothrix chilensis sp. nov., to accommodate strains collected from a clinical case of onychomycosis as well as from environmental origins in Chile. Multigene analyses based on ITS1/2 + 5.8s region, beta-tubulin, calmodulin and translation elongation factor 1α revealed that S. chilensis is a member of the Sporothrix pallida complex, and the nearest taxon is Sporothrix mexicana, a rare soil-borne species, non-pathogenic to humans. The ITS region serves as a primary barcode marker, while each one of the protein-coding loci easily recognized species boundaries providing sufficient information for species identification. A disseminated model of murine sporotrichosis revealed a mild-pathogenic potential, with lung invasion. Although S. chilensis is not a primary pathogen, accidental infection may have an impact in the immunosuppressed population. With the introduction of distinct species with similar routes of transmission but different virulence, identification of Sporothrix agents at the species level is mandatory. Copyright © 2015 The British Mycological Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Towards sustainable fishery management for skates in South America: The genetic population structure of Zearaja chilensis and Dipturus trachyderma (Chondrichthyes, Rajiformes) in the south-east Pacific Ocean.

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    Vargas-Caro, Carolina; Bustamante, Carlos; Bennett, Michael B; Ovenden, Jennifer R

    2017-01-01

    The longnose skates (Zearaja chilensis and Dipturus trachyderma) are the main component of the elasmobranch fisheries in the south-east Pacific Ocean. Both species are considered to be a single stock by the fishery management in Chile however, little is known about the level of demographic connectivity within the fishery. In this study, we used a genetic variation (560 bp of the control region of the mitochondrial genome and ten microsatellite loci) to explore population connectivity at five locations along the Chilean coast. Analysis of Z. chilensis populations revealed significant genetic structure among off-shore locations (San Antonio, Valdivia), two locations in the Chiloé Interior Sea (Puerto Montt and Aysén) and Punta Arenas in southern Chile. For example, mtDNA haplotype diversity was similar across off-shore locations and Punta Arenas (h = 0.46-0.50), it was significantly different to those in the Chiloé Interior Sea (h = 0.08). These results raise concerns about the long-term survival of the species within the interior sea, as population resilience will rely almost exclusively on self-recruitment. In contrast, little evidence of genetic structure was found for D. trachyderma. Our results provide evidence for three management units for Z. chilensis, and we recommend that separate management arrangements are required for each of these units. However, there is no evidence to discriminate the extant population of Dipturus trachyderma as separate management units. The lack of genetic population subdivision for D. trachyderma appears to correspond with their higher dispersal ability and more offshore habitat preference.

  5. Pesca artesanal de cangrejo dorado (Chaceon chilensis en el archipiélago de Juan Fernández, Chile Artisanal fishing for golden crab (Chaceon chilensis off the Juan Fernández archipelago, Chile

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    Mauricio Ahumada

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se describe la pesca artesanal de cangrejo dorado (Chaceon chilensis en las islas Robinson Crusoe y Santa Clara, en el archipiélago de Juan Fernández (Chile, desarrollada entre julio de 2005 y mayo de 2006. Se dan a conocer aspectos biológico-pesqueros relativos a esfuerzo y rendimientos de pesca, proporción sexual, así como los resultados de una evaluación directa de biomasa vulnerable mediante el método de area de influencia de las trampas. La extracción se efectuó fundamentalmente en el cuadrante NE de ambas islas, mediante botes de madera de 9,0 m de eslora. Se monitorearon 157 salidas de pesca y se capturaron 13.903 ejemplares, los cuales mayoritariamente fueron machos (97,5%. La CPUE promedio fue 16,7 ejemplares por trampa y de 13,5 ejemplares comerciales por trampa. A partir del muestreo sistemático, se detectó al recurso entre 300 y 1000 m de profundidad, con mayores rendimientos entre 400 y 500 m de profundidad (19,8 y 15,9 ejemplares por trampa. Se consideran y discuten dos escenarios de evaluación de stock para ejemplares de talla comercial en el area actualmente explotada (45,8 km , el primero estimó un radio efectivo para las trampas de 13,4 m (area de 564,1 m , con una biomasa vulnerable de 1.002 ton, equivalentes a 832.983 ejemplares, mientras que el segundo consideró un radio de 30,0 m con una biomasa vulnerable de 203 ton equivalente a 168.587 ejemplares.This work describes the artisanal golden crab (Chaceon chilensis fishery off Robinson Crusoe and Santa Clara islands in the Juan Fernández archipelago (Chile developed between July 2005 and May 2006. We report biological fishery aspects related to the físhing efforts and yields, the sexual proportion of the catch, and the results of a direct evaluation of the vulnerable biomass done using the trap area of influence method. The extraction was done mainly in the NE quadrant of both islands from wooden boats (9.0 m length. Monitoring was done during 157 f

  6. First Harvestman Record for the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile, with Morphological Notes on Acropsopilio chilensis (Opiliones: Caddidae: Acroposopilioninae).

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    Pérez-González, Abel; Ramírez, Martín J; Soto, Eduardo M; Pizarro-Araya, Jaime

    2014-08-15

    Acropsopilio chilensis Silvestri, 1904 (Eupnoi: Caddidae: Acropsopilioninae), is recorded for Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile. This is the first harvestman species recorded for the Juan Fernández Archipelago and also the first extra-continental record for this species. During the comparison with continental co-specific specimens, some previously unknown, remarkable morphological characteristics were discovered, among them: the absence of ovipositor seminal receptacles and tracheal system, small and probably imperforate spiracles and the presence of a subdistal spiny structure, maybe a stylus, in the major branch of the penis. 

  7. Diferencias entre la composición sectorial y ocupacional de las principales ciudades chilenas

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    Marcelo Lufín Varas

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available La planifcación regional y urbana ha tendido a fjarse exclusivamente en la composición sectorial de las economías locales, asumiendo en forma implícita que la estructura de ocupaciones por actividad es similar a lo largo de un país. Si bien este supuesto parece ser cierto para el conjunto del tejido productivo, se encuentran diferencias signifcativas cuando se analizan ocupaciones específcas. Entre ellas destacan aquellas intensivas en conocimiento, las cuales tienden a estar sobrerrepresen-tadas en las principales ciudades. Se propone una metodología para el análisis de la relación existente entre la estructura de ocupaciones y la estructura sectorial y se aplica al estudio de las principales ciudades chilenas en 2002 a partir de la información del Censo de población, con el objetivo de estimar en qué medida estas estructuras divergen y si existen concentraciones relativas de ocupaciones, observándose que aquellas relacionadas con el conocimiento y la toma de decisiones empresariales tienen una presencia mayor que la esperada en el área metropolitana de Santiago.Regional and urban planning have tended to be exclusively focused on the industrial mix of local economies, implicitly assuming that the occupational mix of economic activities is similar throughout a country. Tis assumption seems to be right fom the perspective of the productive system as a whole, however signifcant diferences arise when analyzing certain occupations. Among them, knowledge-intensive occupations stand out and tend to be overrepresented in the main urban areas. A methodolog y is proposed to analyze the relationship between the occupational and industrial structures. Tis methodology is applied to the case of the principal Chilean cities in 2002 using data fom the population Census in order to estimate the extent to which these structures diverge and whether or not there are relative concentrations of occupations. Results show that the presence of managerial

  8. Apatia e alheamento político numa sociedade paralisada: os limites da nova democracia chilena

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    Edward C. Epstein

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    Full Text Available A noção de "sociedade paralisada" usada aqui para descrever a democracia chilena contemporânea pretende sugerir um determinado sistema político em que a probabilidade de mudança significativa resultante de eleições e negociações foi reduzida a um mínimo. Tendo em vista os dispositivos políticos restritivos impostos pelo regime militar de Pinochet à nova democracia, tais como a figura dos senadores nomeados e a lei eleitoral "binomial" que aumenta de modo muito desproporcional a representação do maior grupo minoritário pode-se afirmar que o poder político estava destinado a ser dividido quase igualmente entre as forças de centro e centro-esquerda agrupadas na coalizão da Concertación e seus oponentes da direita, num aparente desrespeito à vontade dos eleitores. A questão central deste artigo se relaciona com os efeitos prováveis que este imobilismo político pode ter sobre os chilenos à medida que eles se conscientizem de que as forças políticas que representam uma maioria popular têm capacidade limitada para realizar as mudanças desejadas. O tipo de efeito sugerido aqui se concentra na apatia e no alheamento político existentes.The notion of a "stalemate society" used here to describe contemporary Chilean democracy is meant to suggest a particular political system where the likelihood of significant change resulting through elections and bargaining has been reduced to a minimum. Given restrictive political provisions imposed by the Pinochet military regime upon the new democracy such as the constitutionally-sanctioned appointed Institutional Senators and the "binomial" election law which dramatically over-represents the largest minority group one can argue that political power was meant to be almost equally divided between those center and center-left forces grouped in the Concertación coalition and those opposing them on the political right, in seeming disregard of what the voters wanted. What is raised as the

  9. Prevalencia de vaginosis bacteriana en trabajadoras sexuales chilenas Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in Chilean sex workers

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    Gloria Venegas

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de vaginosis bacteriana (VB en trabajadoras sexuales chilenas y relacionar los hallazgos con variables sociodemográficas, sexuales y clínicas. MÉTODO: Se estudió una muestra de 379 trabajadoras sexuales que asistían para control a Unidades de Atención y Control de Salud Sexual de Chile. A todas se las entrevistó para obtener antecedentes sociodemográficos y sexuales, se les realizó evaluación clínica que incluyó características del flujo vaginal, pH y prueba de aminas, y se les tomó una muestra vaginal para tinción de Gram. Para el diagnóstico de VB se empleó el criterio de Nugent. Los datos fueron analizados con EPI-INFO 3.4.1 y BioStat, utilizándose un grado de significación de P OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV in Chilean sex workers and relate the findings to sociodemographic, sexual, and clinical variables. METHODS: A sample of 379 sex workers seen in Chilean Sexual Health Monitoring and Care Units for check-ups was studied. All of them were interviewed to obtain their sociodemographic and sexual history. A clinical examination was performed that included the characteristics of vaginal discharge, pH, and amine test. A vaginal sample was taken for Gram stain. The Nugent criteria were used for the diagnosis of BV. The data was analyzed with EPI-INFO 3.4.1 and BioStat, using a degree of significance of P < 0.005. RESULTS: BV prevalence was 69.1%. The syndrome was not associated with the sociodemographic variables, age or education. BV was less common in women (married or unmarried who lived with their partners than in single women (P < 0.001. There were no sexual variables associated with BV, whereas use of intrauterine devices was related (P < 0.0001. The presence of vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal pH, and positive amine test were associated with infection (P < 0.0001. CONCLUSIONS: Like other studies conducted in different countries, this study

  10. Brooding in the Chilean oyster Ostrea chilensis: unexpected complexity in the movements of brooded offspring within the mantle cavity.

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    Mardones-Toledo, Daniela A; Montory, Jaime A; Joyce, Alyssa; Thompson, Raymond J; Diederich, Casey M; Pechenik, Jan A; Mardones, Maria L; Chaparro, Oscar R

    2015-01-01

    Brooding in invertebrates serves to protect embryos from stressful external conditions by retaining progeny inside the female body, effectively reducing the risk of pelagic stages being exposed to predation or other environmental stressors, but with accompanying changes in pallial fluid characteristics, including reduced oxygen availability. Brooded embryos are usually immobile and often encapsulated, but in some Ostrea species the embryos move freely inside the female pallial cavity in close association with the mother's gills for as long as eight weeks. We used endoscopic techniques to characterize the circulation pattern of embryos brooded by females of the oyster, Ostrea chilensis. Progeny at embryonic and veliger stages typically circulated in established patterns that included the use of dorsal and ventral food grooves (DFG, VFG) to move anteriorly on the gills. Both embryos and veligers accumulated around the mother's palps, and remained there until an active maternal countercurrent moved them to the gill inhalant area. Both food grooves were able to move embryos, veligers, and food-particle aggregates anteriorly, but the DFG was more important in progeny transport; early embryos were moved more rapidly than veligers in the DFG. A microcirculation pattern of embryos was apparent when they were moved by gill lamellae: when they were close to the VFG, most embryos lost gill contact and "fell" down to the DFG. Those that actually reached the DFG moved anteriorly, but others came into contact with the base of the lamellae and again moved towards the VFG. The circulation pattern of the progeny appears well-suited for both cleaning them and directing them posteriorly to an area where there is more oxygen and food than in the palp region. This process for actively circulating progeny involves the feeding structures (gill and palps) and appears to be energetically costly for the female. It also interferes with feeding, which could explain the poor energy balance

  11. The chilean superfruit black-berry Aristotelia chilensis (Elaeocarpaceae), Maqui as mediator in inflammation-associated disorders.

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    Cespedes, Carlos L; Pavon, Natalia; Dominguez, Mariana; Alarcon, Julio; Balbontin, Cristian; Kubo, Isao; El-Hafidi, Mohammed; Avila, Jose G

    2017-10-01

    The effects of phytochemicals occurred in fractions and extracts of fruits of "Maqui-berry" (Aristotelia chilensis), on the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), inducible-nitric oxide synthases (iNOS) and the production of proinflammatory mediators were investigated in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated murine macrophage RAW-264 cells, as well as their antioxidant activities. The MeOH extract (A), acetone/methanol extract (B), fractions F3, F4, subfractions (SF4-SF6, SF7, SF8-SF10, SF11-SF15, SF16-SF20), quercetin, gallic acid, luteolin, myricetin, mixtures M1, M2 and M3 exhibited potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. The results indicated that anthocyanins, flavonoids and its mixtures suppressed the LPS induced production of nitric oxide (NO), through the down-regulation of iNOS and COX-2 protein expressions and showed a potent antioxidant activity against SOD, ABTS, TBARS, ORAC, FRAP and DCFH. The inhibition of enzymes and NO production by selected fractions and compounds was dose-dependent with significant effects seen at concentration as low as 1.0-50.0 (ppm) and 5.0-10.0 μM, for samples (extracts, fractions, subfractions and mixtures) and pure compounds, respectively. Thus, the phenolics (anthocyanins, flavonoids, and organic acids) as the fractions and mixtures may provide a potential therapeutic approach for inflammation associated disorders and therefore might be used as antagonizing agents to ameliorate the effects of oxidative stress. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Brooding in the Chilean oyster Ostrea chilensis: unexpected complexity in the movements of brooded offspring within the mantle cavity.

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    Daniela A Mardones-Toledo

    Full Text Available Brooding in invertebrates serves to protect embryos from stressful external conditions by retaining progeny inside the female body, effectively reducing the risk of pelagic stages being exposed to predation or other environmental stressors, but with accompanying changes in pallial fluid characteristics, including reduced oxygen availability. Brooded embryos are usually immobile and often encapsulated, but in some Ostrea species the embryos move freely inside the female pallial cavity in close association with the mother's gills for as long as eight weeks. We used endoscopic techniques to characterize the circulation pattern of embryos brooded by females of the oyster, Ostrea chilensis. Progeny at embryonic and veliger stages typically circulated in established patterns that included the use of dorsal and ventral food grooves (DFG, VFG to move anteriorly on the gills. Both embryos and veligers accumulated around the mother's palps, and remained there until an active maternal countercurrent moved them to the gill inhalant area. Both food grooves were able to move embryos, veligers, and food-particle aggregates anteriorly, but the DFG was more important in progeny transport; early embryos were moved more rapidly than veligers in the DFG. A microcirculation pattern of embryos was apparent when they were moved by gill lamellae: when they were close to the VFG, most embryos lost gill contact and "fell" down to the DFG. Those that actually reached the DFG moved anteriorly, but others came into contact with the base of the lamellae and again moved towards the VFG. The circulation pattern of the progeny appears well-suited for both cleaning them and directing them posteriorly to an area where there is more oxygen and food than in the palp region. This process for actively circulating progeny involves the feeding structures (gill and palps and appears to be energetically costly for the female. It also interferes with feeding, which could explain the poor

  13. Sulphated galactopyran derived from Gracilaria opuntia, a marine macroalgae restores the antioxidant metabolic enzymes during STZ induced diabetic rats

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    Lavanya Rayapu

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To screen the effect of sulphated galactopyran fraction isolated from Gracilaria opuntia (G. opuntia (FM4 in streptozotocin (STZ induced diabetic rats. Methods: In vitro antioxidant assays of FM4 were estimated by DPPH, ABTS, hydroxyl free radical and Nitric oxide free radical activities. FM4 was purified and characterized by 1H-NMR spectra and FTIR as sulphated galactopyran. Diabetes was induced intraperitonially by single dose of STZ (55 mg/kg body weight. FM4 was administrated orally (80, 100, 125 mg/kg BW to diabetic rats for 60 days. The enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase (SOD, glutathione peroxidase (GPx, catalase (CAT, glutathione-S-transferase (GST, lipid peroxidase (LPx, glutathione reduced (GSH, vitamin-C (VIT-C and vitamin-E (VIT-E levels were estimated. Glibenclamide was used as standard drug. Results: Our results demonstrated that the aqueous extract of G. opuntia possess free radical scavenging activity. During FM4 fraction treatment (100 mg/kg BW, the SOD, GPx, CAT, GST, GSH, VIT-C and VIT-E levels were significantly (P < 0.05 increased, and the LPx levels were decreased in different organs such as liver, kidney, brain and pancreas of diabetic rats. Conclusions: The sulphated galactopyran fraction of the marine macroalgae (G. opuntia possesses the antioxidant activity which might help in the prevention of oxidative damage that occurs during diabetes.

  14. Phenology of an agarophyte Gracilaria birdiae Plastino and E.C. Oliveira (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta in Northeastern Brazil

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    Marcella A. A. Carneiro

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The reproductive phenology and thallus length of Gracilaria birdiae were studied over a period of 12 months in a natural bed in Northeastern Brazil. Fertile specimens of G. birdiae were observed during the entire study period. Tetrasporophytes were the most common with an annual mean of 80.1±5.6%, followed by cystocarpic plants (9.3±3.4%, male gametophytes (8.3±3.6% and infertile plants (2.2±3.4%. Only male gametophytes and infertile plants showed a variation in occurrence frequency during the year (p<0.05. With respect to thallus length, a distinct seasonal variation was observed for all reproductive stages (p<0.05, with the highest values recorded during the rainy season (March to August and the lowest in the dry season (September to February. The results demonstrate that the size of individuals in this population is significantly affected by the periodic changes in the environment caused by rainfall regimes and hydrodynamism.

  15. NH4+ enrichment and UV radiation interact to affect the photosynthesis and nitrogen uptake of Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta)

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    Xu Zhiguang; Gao Kunshan

    2012-01-01

    Highlights: ► Inhibition induced by UVR is alleviated with the enrichment of ammonia. ► Phycoerythrin plays a key protective role against UVR at higher level of ammonia. ► Effect of UVR on the uptakes of nitrate and ammonia is different. - Abstract: Solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR, 280–400 nm) is known to inhibit the photosynthesis of macroalgae, whereas nitrogen availability may alter the sensitivity of the algae to UVR. Here, we show that UV-B (280–315 nm) significantly reduced the net photosynthetic rate of Gracilaria lemaneiformis. This inhibition was alleviated by enrichment with ammonia, which also caused a decrease in dark respiration. The presence of both UV-A (315–400 nm) and UV-B stimulated the accumulation of UV-absorbing compounds. However, this stimulation was not affected by enrichment with ammonia. The content of phycoerythrin (PE) was increased by the enrichment of ammonia only in the absence of UVR. Ammonia uptake and the activity of nitrate reductase were repressed by UVR. However, exposure to UVR had an insignificant effect on the rate of nitrate uptake. In conclusion, increased PE content associated with ammonia enrichment played a protective role against UVR in this alga, and UVR differentially affected the uptake of nitrate and ammonia.

  16. Toxic effect of nonylphenol on the marine macroalgae Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta): antioxidant system and antitumor activity.

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    Zhong, Mingqin; Yin, Pinghe; Zhao, Ling

    2017-04-01

    The objective of the present work was to evaluate the toxic effect of nonylphenol (NP) on the antioxidant response and antitumor activity of Gracilaria lemaneiformis. An obvious oxidative damage was observed in this study. The thallus exposed to NP showed 1.2-2.0-fold increase in lipid peroxide and displayed a maximum level of 16.58 μmol g -1 Fw on 0.6 mg L -1 for 15-day exposure. The activities of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) enhanced significantly by 1.1-3.2-fold and subsequently diminished at the high concentrations and prolonged exposure. The results of DNA damage in comet assay also supported that NP was obviously toxic on G. lemaneiformis with increasing the percentage of tail DNA in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, the ethanol extract of G. lemaneiformis (EEGL) did exhibit antitumor potential against HepG-2 cells. While decreased in cell inhibition, ROS generation, apoptosis, and caspase-3 in HepG-2 cells treated with the EEGL were observed when G. lemaneiformis was exposed to NP for 15 days, and which were related to exposure concentration of NP. These suggested that NP has strongly toxic effect on the antitumor activity of G. lemaneiformis. The results revealed in this study imply that macroalgae can be useful biomarkers to evaluate marine pollutions.

  17. The photosynthetic responses to stocking depth and algal mat density in the farmed seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta).

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    Jiang, Heng; Zou, Dinghui; Chen, Weizhou; Yang, Yufeng

    2017-11-01

    The branches and mass of Gracilaria lemaneiformis increase with growth season, and the thalli sink to deeper depths with increasing biomass density during maricultivation. The changing depth and algal mat density may affect the physiology of the algae. In the present study, the photosynthetic behaviors regarding different biomass densities in G. lemaneiformis thalli collected from different stocking depths were determined, to examine how photosynthesis of this farmed alga was affected by the growth depths and algal mat densities. Our results showed that the chlorophyll a (Chl a), carotenoids (Car), phycoerythrin (PE) contents, and irradiance-saturated maximum photosynthetic rates (P max ) of the deeper layer-grown algae were significantly increased relative to the surface layer-grown algae. The P max , apparent photosynthetic efficiency (α) and dark respiration rate (R d ) of G. lemaneiformis thalli, were reduced, whereas the irradiance saturation points (I k ) were increased, with the increasing algal mat density. We proposed that appropriate measures are needed to trade off the stocking depth and biomass density, in an effort to maintain a relative high photosynthetic productivity during G. lemaneiformis maricultivation.

  18. Analysis of two precipitation methods on the yield, structural features and activity of sulfated polysaccharides from Gracilaria cornea (Rhodophyta

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    Ricardo Basto Souza

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The global demand for natural products from seaweeds has increased worldwide; however, no description of the use of isoamly alcohol (IAA for obtaining of sulfated polysaccharides (SPs has been reported. We investigated the efficiency of two precipitation methods (M in obtaining SPs from the red seaweed Gracilaria cornea. SPs enzymatically isolated were concentrated with cetylpyridinium chloride (M I or IAA (M II and extracts were examined with regard to their yield, structural features and in vitro effects on the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT using normal human plasma and standard heparin (193 IU mg-1. Yield difference reached 12.99%. Quantitative determination of sulfate was similar between the two methods (̴ 26%, but extracts revealed different pattern on charge density by agarose gel electrophoresis. Whereas both extracts revealed as agarocolloids, alternative M II was also efficient for lipids, proteins and nucleic acids according to the infrared analysis. Extracts had virtually no effect on APPT (1.95 and 2 IU mg-1 for M I and M II, respectively. The results revealed IAA as an alternative solvent for obtaining SPs from the red seaweed G. cornea, depending on the industry’ usage criterion.

  19. Study on biofiltration capacity and kinetics of nutrient uptake by Gracilaria cervicornis (Turner J. Agardh (Rhodophyta, Gracilariaceae

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    Marcella A. A. Carneiro

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    Full Text Available The absorption efficiency and kinetic parameters (Vmax, Ks and Vmax:Ks of the seaweed Gracilaria cervicornis for the nutrients NH4+, NO3- and PO4(3- were evaluated. Absorption efficiency was measured by monitoring nutrient concentrations for 5 h in culture media with initial concentrations of 5, 10, 20 and 30µM. Kinetic parameters were determined by using the Michaelis-Menten formula. Absorption efficiencies for this algae were greater in treatments with lower concentrations, as evidenced by a reduction of 85.3, 97.5 and 81.2% for NH4+, NO3- and PO4(3-, respectively. Kinetic parameters show that G. cervicornis exhibits greater ability to take up high concentrations of NH4+ (Vmax=158.5µM g dw-1 h-1 and low concentrations of PO4(3- (Ks=5µM and Vmax:Ks=10.3. These results suggest that this algal species has good absorption capacity for the nutrients tested and may be a promising candidate as a bioremediator of eutrophized environments.

  20. Sulfated-Polysaccharide Fraction from Red Algae Gracilaria caudata Protects Mice Gut Against Ethanol-Induced Damage

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    Silva, Renan Oliveira; dos Santos, Geice Maria Pereira; Nicolau, Lucas Antonio Duarte; Lucetti, Larisse Tavares; Santana, Ana Paula Macedo; de Souza Chaves, Luciano; Barros, Francisco Clark Nogueira; Freitas, Ana Lúcia Ponte; Souza, Marcellus Henrique Loiola Ponte; Medeiros, Jand-Venes Rolim

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    The aim of the present study was to investigate the gastroprotective activity of a sulfated-polysaccharide (PLS) fraction extracted from the marine red algae Gracilaria caudata and the mechanism underlying the gastroprotective activity. Male Swiss mice were treated with PLS (3, 10, 30 and 90 mg·kg−1, p.o.), and after 30 min, they were administered 50% ethanol (0.5 mL/25 g−1, p.o.). One hour later, gastric damage was measured using a planimeter. Samples of the stomach tissue were also obtained for histopathological assessment and for assays of glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA). Other groups were pretreated with l-NAME (10 mg·kg−1, i.p.), dl-propargylglycine (PAG, 50 mg·kg−1, p.o.) or glibenclamide (5 mg·kg−1, i.p.). After 1 h, PLS (30 mg·kg−1, p.o.) was administered. After 30 min, ethanol 50% was administered (0.5 mL/25g−1, p.o.), followed by sacrifice after 60 min. PLS prevented-ethanol-induced macroscopic and microscopic gastric injury in a dose-dependent manner. However, treatment with l-NAME or glibenclamide reversed this gastroprotective effect. Administration of propargylglycine did not influence the effect of PLS. Our results suggest that PLS has a protective effect against ethanol-induced gastric damage in mice via activation of the NO/KATP pathway. PMID:22163181

  1. Antiproliferation and Induction of Apoptosis in Ca9-22 Oral Cancer Cells by Ethanolic Extract of Gracilaria tenuistipitata

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    Chi-Chen Yeh

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The water extract of Gracilaria tenuistipitata have been found to be protective against oxidative stress-induced cellular DNA damage, but the biological function of the ethanolic extracts of G. tenuistipitata (EEGT is still unknown. In this study, the effect of EEGT on oral squamous cell cancer (OSCC Ca9-22 cell line was examined in terms of the cell proliferation and oxidative stress responses. The cell viability of EEGT-treated OSCC cells was significantly reduced in a dose-response manner (p < 0.0001. The annexin V intensity and pan-caspase activity of EEGT-treated OSCC cells were significantly increased in a dose-response manner (p < 0.05 to 0.0001. EEGT significantly increased the reactive oxygen species (ROS level (p < 0.0001 and decreased the glutathione (GSH level (p < 0.01 in a dose-response manner. The mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP of EEGT-treated OSCC cells was significantly decreased in a dose-response manner (p < 0.005. In conclusion, we have demonstrated that EEGT induced the growth inhibition and apoptosis of OSCC cells, which was accompanied by ROS increase, GSH depletion, caspase activation, and mitochondrial depolarization. Therefore, EEGT may have potent antitumor effect against oral cancer cells.

  2. Previously undescribed antioxidative azocinyl morpholinone alkaloid from red seaweed Gracilaria opuntia with anti-cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase properties.

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    Makkar, Fasina; Chakraborty, Kajal

    2018-05-01

    In vitro antioxidative and anti-inflammatory bioassay-guided fractionation of the methanol: ethyl acetate crude extract of the thalli of red seaweed Gracilaria opuntia collected from the Gulf of Mannar led to the isolation of a new morpholine alkaloid 3-(2-ethyl-6-((3Z,7Z)-1,2,5,6-tetrahydroazocin-5-yl)hexyl) morpholin-6-one. The substituted azocinyl morpholinone recorded significant 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazil free radical scavenging activities (IC 50  ~ 0.086 mg/mL) compared to the commercially available antioxidants, butylated hydroxyanisole, butylated hydroxytoluene, and α-tocopherol (IC 50  > 0.20 mg/mL). The title compound showed greater cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitory activity (IC 50 0.84 mg/mL) in conjunction with in vitro 5-lipoxidase inhibitory activity (IC 50 0.85 mg/mL) than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The test compound had better selectivity index (COX-1/COX-2 ratio) (1.17 mg/mL) compared to aspirin (0.02 mg/mL), Na salicylate (0.73 mg/mL) and ibuprofen (0.44 mg/mL). The animals challenged with the substituted azocinyl morpholinone significantly mitigated the carrageenan-induced paw edema in time-dependent manner till the end of 6 h.

  3. Effect of Aqueous Extract of the Seaweed Gracilaria domingensis on the Physicochemical, Microbiological, and Textural Features of Fermented Milks.

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    Tavares Estevam, Adriana Carneiro; Alonso Buriti, Flávia Carolina; de Oliveira, Tiago Almeida; Pereira, Elainy Virginia Dos Santos; Florentino, Eliane Rolim; Porto, Ana Lúcia Figueiredo

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    The effects of the Gracilaria domingensis seaweed aqueous extract in comparison with gelatin on the physicochemical, microbial, and textural characteristics of fermented milks processed with the mixed culture SAB 440 A, composed of Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis, were investigated. The addition of G. domingensis aqueous extract did not affect pH, titratable acidity, and microbial viability of fermented milks when compared with the control (with no texture modifier) and the products with added gelatin. Fermented milk with added the seaweed aqueous extract showed firmness, consistency, cohesiveness, and viscosity index at least 10% higher than those observed for the control product (P fermentation, the fermented milks with only G. domingensis extract showed a texture comparable to that observed for products containing only gelatin. At 5 h of fermentation, firmness and consistency increased significantly (P milk. The G. domingensis aqueous extract appears as a promising gelatin alternative to be used as texture modifier in fermented milks and related dairy products. © 2016 Institute of Food Technologists®

  4. White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei That Have Received Gracilaria tenuistipitata Extract Show Early Recovery of Immune Parameters after Ammonia Stressing

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    Yu-Yuan Chen

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available White shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei immersed in seawater (35‰ containing Gracilaria tenuistipitata extract (GTE at 0 (control, 400, and 600 mg/L for 3 h were exposed to 5 mg/L ammonia-N (ammonia as nitrogen, and immune parameters including hyaline cells (HCs, granular cells (GCs, including semi-granular cells, total hemocyte count (THC, phenoloxidase (PO activity, respiratory bursts (RBs, superoxide dismutase (SOD activity, lysozyme activity, and hemolymph protein level were examined 24~120 h post-stress. The immune parameters of shrimp immersed in 600 mg/L GTE returned to original values earlier, at 96~120 h post-stress, whereas in control shrimp they did not. In another experiment, shrimp were immersed in seawater containing GTE at 0 and 600 mg/L for 3 h and examined for transcript levels of immune-related genes at 24 h post-stress. Transcript levels of lipopolysaccharide and β-1,3-glucan binding protein (LGBP, peroxinectin (PX, cytMnSOD, mtMnSOD, and HSP70 were up-regulated at 24 h post-stress in GTE receiving shrimp. We concluded that white shrimp immersed in seawater containing GTE exhibited a capability for maintaining homeostasis by regulating cellular and humoral immunity against ammonia stress as evidenced by up-regulated gene expression and earlier recovery of immune parameters.

  5. PENYERAPAN KARBON PADA BUDIDAYA RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii dan Gracilaria gigas DI PERAIRAN TELUK GERUPUK, LOMBOK TENGAH, NUSA TENGGARA BARAT

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    Erlania Erlania

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Pengikatan karbon oleh algae fotoautotrofik berpotensi untuk mengurangi pelepasan CO2 ke atmosfer dan dapat membantu mencegah percepatan terjadinya pemanasan global. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis tingkat penyerapan karbon pada budidaya rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii dan Gracilaria gigas berdasarkan aktivitas fotosintesis serta variabel-variabel yang mempengaruhinya. Budidaya rumput laut dilakukan dengan metode long-line di perairan Teluk Gerupuk, Lombok Tengah pada satu unit long-line dengan luas area 1.250 m2. Selama penelitian, dilakukan pengujian terhadap sampel rumput laut dan sampel air laut dari lokasi budidaya yang diambil pada hari ke-0, 10, 20, 30, dan 45 pemeliharaan. Laju penyerapan karbon total berdasarkan biomassa panen pada G. gigas hampir 300% lebih tinggi dibandingkan K. alvarezii. Selain itu, laju pertumbuhan dan produksi karbohidrat pada G. gigas juga lebih tinggi, yang mengindikasikan laju fotosintesis yang lebih tinggi, dan didukung oleh indeks percabangan yang juga lebih tinggi. Potensi penyerapan karbon di perairan Teluk Gerupuk mencapai 6.656,51 ton C/tahun untuk budidaya K. Alvarezii dan 19.339,02 ton C/tahun untuk budidaya G. gigas. Penyerapan karbon berhubungan dengan kandungan pigmen dan laju pertumbuhan rumput laut, serta konsentrasi CO2 dan kecerahan perairan.

  6. Evaluation of the Marine Algae Gracilaria and its Activated Carbon for the Adsorption of Ni(II from Wastewater

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    A. Esmaeili

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The batch removal of Ni2+ from aqueous solution and wastewater using marine dried (MD red algae Gracilaria and its activated carbon (AC was studied. For these experiments, adsorption of Ni2+ was used to form two biomasses of AC and MD. Both methods used different pH values, biomass and initial concentration of Ni2+. Subsequently adsorption models and kinetic studies were carried out. The maximum efficiencies of Ni2+ removal were 83.55% and 99.04% for MD and AC respectively developed from it. The experimental adsorption data were fitted to the Langmuir adsorption model. The nickel(II uptake by the biosorbents was best described by pseudo-second order rate model. The kinetic studies showed that the heavy metal uptake was observed more rapidly by the AC with compared to MD. AC method developed from MD biomass exhibited higher biosorption capacity. Adsorption capacity is related to the pH of solution, pH 5.0 is optimal for nickel. The maximum efficiencies of Ni2+ removal were for AC method. The capacity is related to the pH of solution, pH 5.0 is optimal for nickel. The equilibrium adsorption data are correlated by Langmuir isotherm equation. The adsorption kinetic data can be described by the second order kinetic models

  7. Seafood-like flavour obtained from the enzymatic hydrolysis of the protein by-products of seaweed (Gracilaria sp.).

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    Laohakunjit, Natta; Selamassakul, Orrapun; Kerdchoechuen, Orapin

    2014-09-01

    An enzymatic bromelain seaweed protein hydrolysate (eb-SWPH) was characterised as the precursor for thermally processed seafood flavour. Seaweed (Gracilaria fisheri) protein after agar extraction was hydrolysed using bromelain (enzyme activity=119,325 U/g) at 0-20% (w/w) for 0.5-24 h. Optimal hydrolysis conditions were determined using response surface methodology. The proposed model took into account the interaction effect of the enzyme concentration and hydrolysis time on the physicochemical properties and volatile components of eb-SWPH. The optimal hydrolysis conditions for the production of eb-SWPH were 10% bromelain for 3h, which resulted in a 38.15% yield and a 62.91% degree of hydrolysis value. Three free amino acids, arginine, lysine, and leucine, were abundant in the best hydrolysate. Ten volatile flavours of the best eb-SWPH were identified using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The predominant odourants were hexanal, hexanoic acid, nonanoic acid, and dihydroactinidiolide. The thermally processed seafood flavour produced from eb-SWPH exhibited a roasted seafood-like flavouring. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Cytogenetics of Chilean angiosperms: Advances and prospects Citogenética de angiospermas chilenas: Avances y proyecciones

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    PEDRO JARA-SEGUEL

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Cytogenetic data on Chilean angiosperms have been reported since at least eight decades ago; however, much of this information is disperse in diverse sources and is not readily available as a comprehensive document that allows having a general vision on advances and gaps in this matter. The goal of this paper is to summarize the advances and prospets on cytogenetic studies of the Chilean angiosperms based on compiled publications from 1929 to 2010. We found 78 publications supplied by four groups of Chilean researchers and some foreign specialists. Cytogenetic data have been reported for 139 Chilean angiosperm species (2.8 % of the total, which belong to 58 genera and 34 families. During 2001-2010 there was an increase in the number of publications, being available 40 reports including 95 additional species. Based on these data, we hope that such a trend can be maintained in the next decade if the current research groups and young specialists continue to be interested in the study of native plants.Los datos citogenéticos sobre angiospermas chilenas han sido reportados desde al menos ocho décadas atrás; sin embargo, mucha de esta información está dispersa en diversas fuentes y no está disponible como un documento completo que permita tener una visión general sobre los avances y vacíos en esta materia. El objetivo de este trabajo es resumir los avances y proyecciones sobre los estudios citogenéticos disponibles para angiospermas chilenas, basado en publicaciones recopiladas desde 1929 hasta el 2010. Nosotros encontramos 78 publicaciones aportadas por cuatro grupos de investigadores chilenos y por algunos especialistas extranjeros. Datos citogenéticos han sido reportados para 139 especies de angiospermas chilenas (2.8 % del total, las cuales pertenecen a 58 géneros y 34 familias. Durante los años 2001-2010, existió un incremento en el número de publicaciones estando disponibles 40 reportes que incluyen 95 especies adicionales. Basados

  9. Proteolysis, NaOH and Ultrasound-Enhanced Extraction of Anticoagulant and Antioxidant Sulfated Polysaccharides from the Edible Seaweed, Gracilaria birdiae

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    Gabriel Pereira Fidelis

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The sulfated polysaccharides (SP from the edible red seaweed, Gracilaria birdiae, were obtained using five different extraction conditions: Gracilaria birdiae 1 (GB1-water; GB1s-water/sonication; GB1sp-water/sonication/proteolysis; GB2s-NaOH/sonication; and GB2sp-NaOH/sonication/proteolysis. The yield (g increased in the following order: GB2sp > GB1sp > GB2s > GB1s > GB1. However, the amount of SP extracted increased in a different way: GB2sp > GB1 > GB1sp > GB1s > GB2s. Infrared and electrophoresis analysis showed that all conditions extracted the same SP. In addition, monosaccharide composition showed that ultrasound promotes the extraction of polysaccharides other than SP. In the prothrombin time (PT test, which evaluates the extrinsic coagulation pathway, none of the samples showed anticoagulant activity. While in the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT test, which evaluates the intrinsic coagulation pathway, all samples showed anticoagulant activity, except GB2s. The aPTT activity decreased in the order of GB1sp > GB2sp > GB1 > GB1s > GB2s. The total capacity antioxidant (TCA of the SP was also affected by extraction condition, since GB2s and GB1 showed lower activity in comparison to the other conditions. In conclusion, the conditions of SP extraction influence their biological activities and chemical composition. The data revealed that NaOH/sonication/proteolysis was the best condition to extract anticoagulant and antioxidant SPs from Gracilaria birdiae.

  10. Health status and bioremediation capacity of wild freshwater mussels (Diplodon chilensis) exposed to sewage water pollution in a glacial Patagonian lake.

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    Bianchi, Virginia A; Castro, Juan M; Rocchetta, Iara; Bieczynski, Flavia; Luquet, Carlos M

    2014-04-01

    Deleterious effects on health and fitness are expected in mussels chronically exposed to sewage water pollution. Diplodon chilensis inhabiting SMA, an area affected by untreated and treated sewage water, shows increased hemocyte number and phagocytic activity, while bacteriolytic and phenoloxidase activities in plasma and reactive oxygen species production in hemocytes are lower compared to mussels from an unpolluted area (Yuco). There are not differences in cell viability, lysosomal membrane stability, lipid peroxidation and total oxygen scavenging capacity between SMA and Yuco mussels' hemocytes. Energetic reserves and digestive gland mass do not show differences between groups; although the condition factor is higher in SMA than in Yuco mussels. Gills of SMA mussels show an increase in mass and micronuclei frequency compared to those of Yuco. Mussels from both sites reduce bacterial loads in polluted water and sediments, improving their quality with similar feeding performance. These findings suggest that mussels exposed to sewage pollution modulate physiological responses by long-term exposure; although, gills are sensitive to these conditions and suffer chronic damage. Bioremediation potential found in D. chilensis widens the field of work for remediation of sewage bacterial pollution in water and sediments by filtering bivalves. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Análisis de la política de pago de dividendos en empresas chilenas

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    MAURICIO GUTIÉRREZ URZÚA

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la tasa de pago de dividendos de las empresas chilenas, considerando aspectos como el pago de dividendos obligatorios, la fuerte concentración de la propiedad, las oportunidades de crecimiento y la presencia de inversionistas institucionales. La investigación se realizó para el período 2001 a 2007, a través de regresiones lineales múltiples, con selección de variables mediante el criterio de stepwise y estimación de parámetros a través de máxima verosimilitud, en donde se encontró evidencia de la utilización de la tasa de pago de dividendos para entregar información sobre los proyectos futuros de la empresa y el tratamiento justo de los accionistas. También se destaca el control ejercido por los inversionistas institucionales.

  12. Fantasmas de rojo y azul. Los saqueos de las tropas chilenas en la guerra del Pacífico

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    Patricio Rivera Olguín

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La guerra del pacifico (1879-1884 se destaca como uno de los conflictos bélicos más feroces de América Latina, el cual dejó un triste y amargo recuerdo en quienes fueron vencidos (Perú y Bolivia y una aureola de triunfo y gloria en quienes vencieron (Chile. Sin embargo, existen numerosos hechos y pasajes omitidos por la historia tradicional del conflicto y que se refieren a los numerosos saqueos cometidos por las tropas chilenas, principalmente en ciudades y pueblos del Perú. Esta investigación presenta datos que verifican la existencia de estos hechos y se aproxima a la explicación de ellos, a través de la revisión de los registros dejados por los protagonistas del conflicto, en un intento de reconstruir la historia de la guerra, desde una perspectiva social.

  13. Presentación del libro Crítica y creatividad. Acercamiento a la literatura chilena y latinoamericana

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    Irmtrud König

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Texto leído con ocasión de la presentación del libro Critica y Creatividad. Acercamiento a la literatura chilena y latinoamericana (Edición a cargo de Gilberto Triviños y Dieter Oelker. Concepción: Editorial Universidad de Concepción. Serie Monografías, 2007. 406 pp., en el marco del Cuarto Seminario de Investigación Literaria, organizado por los Programas de Postgrado y el Proyecto MECESUP UCO 0203 del Departamento de Español de la Universidad de Concepción (01- 03 de agosto de 2007.

  14. “Masonología chilena. O la porfiada memoria institucional de una élite decimonónica”

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    Felipe Santiago del Solar Guajardo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo busca analizar la estructura argumental de la historiografía masónica chilena. Para ello, se analizan los dos trabajos más importantes que se han escrito al respecto. Como hipótesis, planteamos que la historia de la francmasonería en Chile surge de diversas tradiciones, de donde destacan el proceso conflictual con la Iglesia católica, que la provee de un lenguaje para autodefinirse, y su doble naturaleza (latina y británica, que la obliga a través de la historia a legitimar su particularidad institucional y su participación pública.

  15. La historia como traición en la novela chilena de los últimos 50 años

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    Antonio Ostornol Almarza

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo recorre la forma en que la figura de la traición se instala en la narrativa chilena de las últimas décadas, como un modo de representación de la historia reciente del país. A partir del último discurso de Salvador Allende, donde se representa el golpe de estado de 1973 como un gran acto de traición, se analiza un conjunto de novelas de escritores pertenecientes a tres de las últimas generaciones literarias del país. La historia, entendida como un discurso que se le ofrece a cada ciudadano, se percibe como traidora, en la medida que decepciona el sentido de identidad nacional, las utopías históricas o la memoria.

  16. Interculturalidad y ciencias de la educación en lengua de señas chilena

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    Carolina-Alejandra-de-Lourdes Becerra-Sepúlveda

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Los paradigmas de intervención orales para la cultura sorda afectan la percepción sobre la lengua de señas Chilena . Esto provoca debates emanados de una subvaloración, dadas sus particularidades visuales: iconicidad e isomorfismo, subvaloración nacida de una incomprensión en la lectura de investigaciones internacionales (por escasez de estudios nacionales, especialmente acerca del lenguaje corporeizado. Esto se contradice con nuevas investigaciones en psicolingüística cognitiva acer-ca de embodied cognition . El abordaje de la LSCh a partir de nuevas teorías atraviesa la interculturalidad y educación a fin de proponerse la metáfora de “la cultura en el cuerpo” como modalidad de estudio contemporáneo.

  17. DEL MALTRATO AL UXORICIDIO. LA VIOLENCIA «PUERTAS ADENTRO» EN LA ALDEA CHILENA TRADICIONAL (Siglo XIX

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    René Salinas Meza

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    Full Text Available Este artículo pone de manifiesto el contexto en el cual las mujeres chilenas de las aldeas del siglo XIX son víctimas de diversos tipos de agresiones físicas, directas e indirectas, y psicológicas. Las conductas violentas de los agresores son explicadas en el marco de una comunidad que las reconoce como un componente habitual de la vida cotidiana. Así, se delimitan espacios específicos en los que se desenvuelven las relaciones de la gente, tales como el mundo urbano de la aldea y el mundo doméstico de la casa. En ambos, las personas construyen redes colectivas de solidaridad y fraternidad; pero, al mismo tiempo, desarrollan relaciones de competencia que son generadoras de roces y agresiones que ilustran la sociabilidad y el parentesco. Por otra parte, las mujeres agredidas confundieron a menudo la agresión con la aceptación de la autoridad masculina que permitía suponer la existencia de un matrimonio socialmente aceptado y cotidianamente bien llevado. La actitud de rebeldía femenina chocaba con el rechazo social y el ejercicio de un poder marital que se expresaba en conductas agresivas. Así, las relaciones en la pareja no fueron entre iguales, sino jerárquicas, imponiendo a las mujeres un rol subordinado y dependiente frente a los hombres, los que, a su vez, ostentaban la autoridad suficiente para controlarlas y castigarlas. Con la ayuda documental de un abundante número de expedientes judiciales se intenta comprender y explicar las conductas que asumen hombres y mujeres en la relación familiar desarrollada en las aldeas chilenas del siglo XIX.

  18. Metáforas en Lengua de Señas Chilena Metaphors in Chilean Sign Language

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    Carolina Becerra

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio describe las características del lenguaje metafórico de personas sordas chilenas y su impacto en la comprensión lingüística. La relevancia de esta pregunta radica en la escasez de investigaciones realizadas, particularmente a nivel nacional. Se desarrolló un estudio cualitativo en base a análisis de videos de sujetos sordos en habla espontánea. Se confeccionó una lista de metáforas conceptuales y no conceptuales en Lengua de Señas Chilena. Posteriormente se evaluó su comprensión en un grupo de sujetos sordos, educados con modalidad comunicativa de lengua de señas. Los resultados obtenidos permiten observar la existencia de metáforas propias de la cultura sorda. Ellas serían coherentes con las particulares experiencias de los sujetos sordos y no necesariamente concuerdan con el lenguaje oral.The present study examined the characteristics of Chilean deaf people's metaphoric language and its relevance in linguistic comprehension. This key question is based in the scarcity of studies conducted in Chile. A qualitative study was developed, on the basis of analysis of videos of Chilean deaf people spontaneous sign language. A list of conceptual and no conceptual metaphors in Chilean sign language was developed. The comprehension of these metaphors was evaluated in a group of deaf subjets, educated using sign language communication. The results identify the existence of metaphors of the deaf culture. These methaphors would be coherent with the particular experiences of deaf subjets and do not necessarily agree with spoken language.

  19. Conocimientos y autoeficacia asociados a la prevención del VIH y SIDA en mujeres chilenas

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    Villegas Rodríguez, Natalia; Ferrer Lagunas, Lilian Marcela; Cianelli Acosta, Rosina; Miner, Sarah; Lara Campos, Loreto; Peragallo, Nilda

    2014-01-01

    Resumen Objetivo Evaluar la relación existente entre conocimientos y autoeficacia asociados al VIH/SIDA en mujeres chilenas en desventaja social. Metodología Estudio correlacional, que utiliza la medición basal del estudio “Testeando una intervención en VIH y SIDA en mujeres chilenas”, realizada entre 2006 y 2008, que tiene una muestra de 496 mujeres entre 18 y 49 años residentes en dos comunas de Santiago de Chile. Las participantes respondieron un cuestionario estructurado aplicado por entrevistadoras entrenadas. Este cuestionario incluyó preguntas sobre datos sociodemográficos, escala de conocimientos de conductas de riesgo y autoeficacia, entre otros. Resultados Edad promedio de 32.3±9.1 años, 72.2% vive con su pareja y 42.7% poseen educación media completa. La puntuación media de los conocimientos de la infección por el VIH fue de 8.9±2.5, mientras que para las tres escalas empleadas para medir autoeficacia fueron: “Normas de los pares” =9.8±3.6, “Intención de reducir conductas de riesgo” =12.2±3.6 y “Self Efficacy Form”=20.2±4.7. Los conocimientos tuvieron una correlación positiva débil con la “intención de reducir conductas de riesgo” (r=0.19; pSIDA y la autoeficacia en mujeres chilenas en desventaja social. PMID:25284914

  20. Biología reproductiva de Convolvulus chilensis (Convolvulaceae en una población de Aucó (centro-norte de Chile Reproductive biology of Convolvulus chilensis (Convolvulaceae in a population of Aucó (north-central Chile

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    Lorena H. Suárez

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    Full Text Available Convolvulus chilensis es una hierba perenne, única representante endémica de la familia Convolvulaceae en Chile. Se estudió el sistema de reproducción, fenología, morfología y longevidad floral de C. chilensis en una población natural ubicada en la localidad de Aucó, dentro de la Reserva Nacional Las Chinchillas, IV Región, Chile. Se montó un experimento de polinización controlada considerando los tratamientos de polinización natural, polinización cruzada, autopolinización manual, autopolinización automática y apomixis, evaluándose su efecto sobre la formación de frutos y el número de semillas producidas por fruto. Adicionalmente, se compararon los siguientes atributos de la progenie según tipo de polinización (autopolinización o polinización cruzada: peso de semilla, germinación, altura y número de hojas de plántulas de ocho semanas en condiciones de invernadero. Se encontró que C. chilensis es una especie autocompatible, parcialmente autógama (capaz de autopolinizarse sin mediador y parcialmente apomíctica (capaz de producir semillas sin participación de gameto masculino. La longevidad floral fue estimada en 5,25 h. Durante este período, aproximadamente en 1,5 h hay disponibilidad de polen en los estambres. El período de floración se extiende por 22 semanas (agosto a enero. El tratamiento de apomixis presentó el menor porcentaje de formación de frutos y la menor cantidad de semillas por flor en comparación a los tratamientos de polinización natural, cruzada manual, autopolinización automática y autopolinización manual, los cuales no mostraron diferencias entre sí en ambos atributos. El tipo de polinización (autopolinización o polinización cruzada no afecta el desempeño de la progenie en los atributos de semilla y plántula evaluadosThe perennial herb Convolvulus chilensis is the only endemic species of the Convolvulaceae in Chile. The breeding system, phenology, morphology and floral longevity of C

  1. Variations in morphology and PSII photosynthetic capabilities during the early development of tetraspores of Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta).

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    Xie, Xiujun; Wang, Guangce; Pan, Guanghua; Gao, Shan; Xu, Pu; Zhu, Jianyi

    2010-04-28

    Red algae are primitive photosynthetic eukaryotes, whose spores are ideal subjects for studies of photosynthesis and development. Although the development of red alga spores has received considerable research attention, few studies have focused on the detailed morphological and photosynthetic changes that occur during the early development of tetraspores of Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). Herein, we documented these changes in this species of red algae. In the tetraspores, we observed two types of division, cruciate and zonate, and both could develop into multicellular bodies (disks). During the first 84 hours, tetraspores divided several times, but the diameter of the disks changed very little; thereafter, the diameter increased significantly. Scanning electron microscopy observations and analysis of histological sections revealed that the natural shape of the disk remains tapered over time, and the erect frond grows from the central protrusion of the disk. Cultivation of tissue from excised disks demonstrated that the central protrusion of the disk is essential for initiation of the erect frond. Photosynthetic (i.e., PSII) activities were measured using chlorophyll fluorescence analysis. The results indicated that freshly released tetraspores retained limited PSII photosynthetic capabilities; when the tetraspores attached to a substrate, those capabilities increased significantly. In the disk, the PSII activity of both marginal and central cells was similar, although some degree of morphological polarity was present; the PSII photosynthetic capabilities in young germling exhibited an apico-basal gradient. Attachment of tetraspores to a substrate significantly enhanced their PSII photosynthetic capabilities, and triggered further development. The central protrusion of the disk is the growth point, may have transfer of nutritive material with the marginal cells. Within the young germling, the hetero-distribution of PSII

  2. Variations in morphology and PSII photosynthetic capabilities during the early development of tetraspores of Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi Papenfuss (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta

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    Gao Shan

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Red algae are primitive photosynthetic eukaryotes, whose spores are ideal subjects for studies of photosynthesis and development. Although the development of red alga spores has received considerable research attention, few studies have focused on the detailed morphological and photosynthetic changes that occur during the early development of tetraspores of Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi Papenfuss (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta. Herein, we documented these changes in this species of red algae. Results In the tetraspores, we observed two types of division, cruciate and zonate, and both could develop into multicellular bodies (disks. During the first 84 hours, tetraspores divided several times, but the diameter of the disks changed very little; thereafter, the diameter increased significantly. Scanning electron microscopy observations and analysis of histological sections revealed that the natural shape of the disk remains tapered over time, and the erect frond grows from the central protrusion of the disk. Cultivation of tissue from excised disks demonstrated that the central protrusion of the disk is essential for initiation of the erect frond. Photosynthetic (i.e., PSII activities were measured using chlorophyll fluorescence analysis. The results indicated that freshly released tetraspores retained limited PSII photosynthetic capabilities; when the tetraspores attached to a substrate, those capabilities increased significantly. In the disk, the PSII activity of both marginal and central cells was similar, although some degree of morphological polarity was present; the PSII photosynthetic capabilities in young germling exhibited an apico-basal gradient. Conclusions Attachment of tetraspores to a substrate significantly enhanced their PSII photosynthetic capabilities, and triggered further development. The central protrusion of the disk is the growth point, may have transfer of nutritive material with the marginal cells. Within

  3. Mechanisms involved in antinociception induced by a polysulfated fraction from seaweed Gracilaria cornea in the temporomandibular joint of rats.

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    Coura, Chistiane Oliveira; Chaves, Hellíada Vasconcelos; do Val, Danielle Rocha; Vieira, Lorena Vasconcelos; Silveira, Felipe Dantas; Dos Santos Lopes, Fernanda Maxcynne Lino; Gomes, Francisco Isaac Fernandes; Frota, Annyta Fernandes; Souza, Ricardo Basto; Clemente-Napimoga, Juliana Trindade; Bezerra, Mirna Marques; Benevides, Norma Maria Barros

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    Temporomandibular disorder is a common clinical condition involving pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region. This study assessed the antinociceptive effects of a polysulfated fraction from the red seaweed Gracilaria cornea (Gc-FI) on the formalin-induced TMJ hypernociception in rats and investigated the involvement of different mechanisms. Male Wistar rats were pretreated with injection (sc) of saline or Gc-FI 1h before intra- TMJ injection of formalin to evaluate the nociception. The results showed that pretreatment with Gc-FI significantly reduced formalin-induced nociceptive behavior. Moreover, the antinociceptive effect of the Gc-FI was blocked by naloxone (a non-selective opioid antagonist), suggesting the involvement of opioids selective receptors. Thus, the pretreatment with selective opioids receptors antagonists, reversed the antinociceptive effect of the Gc-FI in the TMJ. The Gc-FI antinociceptive effect depends on the nitric oxide/cyclic GMP/protein kinase G/ATP-sensitive potassium channel (NO/cGMP/PKG/K + ATP ) pathway because it was prevented by pretreatment with inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase, guanylate cyclase enzyme, PKG and a K + ATP blocker. In addition, after inhibition with a specific heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) inhibitor, the antinociceptive effect of the Gc-FI was not observed. Collectively, these data suggest that the antinociceptive effect induced by Gc-FI is mediated by μ/δ/κ-opioid receptors and by activation NO/cGMP/PKG/K + ATP channel pathway, besides of HO-1. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Mechanisms involved in the anti-inflammatory action of a polysulfated fraction from Gracilaria cornea in rats.

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    Chistiane Oliveira Coura

    Full Text Available The anti-inflammatory mechanisms of the sulfated polysaccharidic fraction obtained from red marine alga Gracilaria cornea (Gc-FI were investigated using a paw edema model induced in rats by different inflammatory agents (carrageenan, dextran, serotonin, bradykinin, compound 48/80 or L-arginine. Gc-FI at the doses of 3, 9 or 27 mg/kg, subcutaneously--s.c., significantly inhibited rat paw edema induced by carrageenan and dextran, as confirmed by myeloperoxidase and Evans' blue assessments, respectively. Gc-FI (9 mg/kg, s.c. inhibited rat paw edema induced by histamine, compound 48/80 and L-arginine. Additionally, Gc-FI (9 mg/kg, s.c. inhibited Cg-induced edema in animals with intact mast cells but did not inhibit that with degranulated mast cells by compound 48/80, revealing a protective role on mast cell membranes. Gc-FI down-regulated the IL-1β, TNF-α and COX-2 mRNA and protein levels compared with those of the carrageenan group, based on qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry analyses. After inhibition with ZnPP IX, a specific heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1 inhibitor, the anti-inflammatory effect of Gc-FI was not observed in Cg-induced paw edema, suggesting that the anti-inflammatory effect of Gc-FI is, in part, dependent on the integrity of the HO-1 pathway. Gc-FI can target a combination of multiple points involved in inflammatory phenomena.

  5. Prediction of mono-, bi-, and trivalent metal cation relative toxicity to the seaweed Gracilaria domingensis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) in synthetic seawater.

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    Mendes, Luiz Fernando; Zambotti-Villela, Leonardo; Yokoya, Nair Sumie; Bastos, Erick Leite; Stevani, Cassius Vinicius; Colepicolo, Pio

    2013-11-01

    The present study reports a 48-h aquatic metal-toxicity assay based on daily growth rates of the red seaweed Gracilaria domingensis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) in synthetic seawater. The median inhibitory concentration (IC50) for each metal cation was experimentally determined, and the ratios of free ions (aqueous complex) were calculated by software minimization of the total equilibrium activity (MINTEQA2) to determine the free median inhibitory concentration (IC50F). A model for predicting the toxicity of 14 metal cations was developed using the generic function approximation algorithm (GFA) with log IC50F values as the dependent variables and the following properties as independent variables: ionic radius (r), atomic number (AN), electronegativity (Xm ), covalent index (Xm (2) r), first hydrolysis constant (|log KOH |), softness index (σp ), ion charge (Z), ionization potential (ΔIP), electrochemical potential (ΔEo ), atomic number divided by ionization potential (AN/ΔIP), and the cation polarizing power for Z(2) /r and Z/AR. The 3-term independent variables were predicted as the best-fit model (log IC50F: -23.64 + 5.59 Z/AR + 0.99 |log KOH | + 37.05 σp ; adjusted r(2) : 0.88; predicted r(2) : 0.68; Friedman lack-of-fit score: 1.6). This mathematical expression can be used to predict metal-biomolecule interactions, as well as the toxicity of mono-, bi-, and trivalent metal cations, which have not been experimentally tested in seaweed to date. Quantitative ion-character relationships allowed the authors to infer that the mechanism of toxicity might involve an interaction between metals and functional groups of biological species containing sulfur or oxygen. © 2013 SETAC.

  6. Comparative study on the pyrolysis behaviour and kinetics of two macroalgae biomass (Gracilaria changii and Gelidium pusillum) by thermogravimetric analysis

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    Roslee, A. N.; Munajat, N. F.

    2017-10-01

    Macroalgae are often referred as seaweed and could be significant biomass resource for the production of numerous energy carriers including biofuels. In this study, the chemical composition of Gracilaria changii (G. changii) and Gelidium pusillum (G. pusillum) were determined through proximate and ultimate analysis and the thermal degradation behaviour of G. changii and G. pusillum were investigated via thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) in determining the important main composition to be considered as biomass fuels. It has found the pyrolysis of G. changii and G. pusillum consists of three stages and stage II is the main decomposition stage with major mass loss of around 52.16% and 44.42%, respectively. The TGA data were then used for determination of kinetic parameters of the pyrolysis process using three model-free methods: Kissinger, Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) and Flynn-Wall-Ozawa (FWO). The apparent activation energy calculated by using Kissinger method for G. changii was lower than G. Pusillum, i.e.173.12 kJ/mol and 193.22 kJ/mol, respectively. The activation energies calculated from KAS and FWO methods were increased with increasing the pyrolysis conversion with average activation energies of 172.32 kJ/mol and 181.19 kJ/mol for G. changii while for G. pusillum (177.42 kJ/mol and 187.4 kJ/mol). G. pusillum has lower and wider distribution of activation energy and revealed that the pyrolysis process for G. changii was easier than G. pusillum. These data provide information for further application for designing and modelling in thermochemical conversion system of macroalgae biomass.

  7. Chemical compositions of the marine algae Gracilaria salicornia (Rhodophyta) and Ulva lactuca (Chlorophyta) as a potential food source.

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    Tabarsa, Mehdi; Rezaei, Masoud; Ramezanpour, Zohreh; Waaland, Joseph Robert

    2012-09-01

    The nutritional compositions of two edible red (Gracilaria salicornia) and green (Ulva lactuca) seaweeds were determined to evaluate their possible uses as potential food ingredients. In general, these species contained limited amounts of lipids ranging between 0.99 and 2.00 g 100 g(-1) dry weight) and considerably high amount of minerals, especially in G. salicornia (38.91 g 100 g(-1) d.w.). The crude protein values varied between 9.58 and 10.69 g 100 g(-1) d.w. Amounts for total amino acids were 889.78 ± 22.64 mg g(-1) protein d.w. in G. salicornia and 543.3 ± 15.14 mg g(-1) protein d.w. in U. lactuca. The most abundant fatty acids were C12:0, C16:0, C20:4 ω6 and C22:5 ω3, in addition to C18:1 in G. salicornia. Both seaweed species were balanced sources of ω3 and ω6 fatty acids with a ratio of ω6/ω3 that varied between 1.2 and 1.17. Between the seaweeds investigated, high levels of K (2414.02-11 380.06 mg 100 g(-1) d.w.) were observed and the amounts of Ca, Na and Fe were higher than those reported for land plants. Thus, G. salicornia and U. lactuca may be utilised as value-added products for human nutrition purposes. Copyright © 2012 Society of Chemical Industry.

  8. Paragonimus y paragonimiasis en el norte peruano. Infección natural de Pseudothelphusa chilensis por metacercarias de Paragonimus Braun, 1899

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    César Cuba

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Se ha estudiado el índice de infección natural y la intensidad del parasitismo en cangrejos recolectados en tres provincias del Departamento de Cajamarca, Perú, habiéndose encontrado metacercarias de Paragonimus Braun, 1899 en el 43.97% de 539 especímenes de Pseudothelphusa chilensis Milne Edwards, 1843, único cangrejo hallado en la zona. El órgano parasitado fue casi exclusivamente el hepatopancreas, siendo 10.33 el número promedio de metacercarias por cangrejo. Las formas adultos logradas mediante inoculación de las metacercarias, fueron identificadas como Paragonimus peruvianus Miyazaki, Ibáñez y Miranda, 1969, con excepción de tres ejemplares que correspondieron a lo especie Paragonimus caliensis Little, 1968.

  9. Nematode parasites of the Chilean Flamingo, Phoenicopterus chilensis (Phoenicopteridae) from Central Argentina, with a description of a new species of Tetrameres (Tetrameridae).

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    Núñez, Verónica; Drago, Fabiana B; Digiani, María Celina; Lunaschi, Lia I

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    During the summer of 2013, several specimens of Phoenicopterus chilensis (Phoenicopteridae) were found dead from unknown causes, in lakes from the endorheic system "Encadenadas del Oeste", Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Two species of Nematoda were recovered from the proventriculus, one of them new for science. The tetramerid Tetrameres (Tetrameres) salina n. sp. is mainly characterized by having reduced pseudolabia, lips absent, six bifid teeth, males with lateral alae, four rows of somatic spines and length ratio of spicules 1:12-32, and large females with eggs lacking polar filaments. The acuariid, Echinuria skrjabinensis is described and illustrated, this finding represent the second report of this nematode in Argentina and the first record in flamingos. This is the first record of helminths parasitizing wild Chilean Flamingos, but it is not possible to ensure that they accomplish their life cycle in this system of lakes, because the migratory movements of the population of flamingos studied are unknown.

  10. La solidez de la economía chilena a la luz de las reformas estructurales: 1970-1997

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    Ángeles SÁNCHEZ DÍEZ

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En el presente artículo se recogen las principales reformas estructurales que han tenido lugar en Chile desde 1970 y que constituyen la base de la solidez actual de dicha economía latinoamericana. Se propone una división en períodos en la que se distingue la época del gobierno de la Unidad Popular, el gobierno de la Junta Militar y la transición a la democracia para evaluar los resultados económicos que se registraron a la luz de las distintas estrategias de desarrollo. Las principales reformas que se dieron en el periodo 1970-1973 bajo la "vía chilena hacia el socialismo" fueron la creación del Área de Propiedad social, la profundización de la Reforma Agraria y la nacionalización de la Gran Minería Durante el monetarismo ortodoxo (1974-1982 destacan como principales reformas la liberalización y desregulación de los mercados, la l a ronda de privatizaciones, la apertura comercial, la liberalización financiera y las "siete modernizaciones", todas ellas respaldadas por la ortodoxia de la denominada Escuela de Chicago. Tras la profunda crisis de 1982 que afectó a todo el continente latinoamericano fue necesario replantear el modelo y se introdujeron distintas medidas de carácter neoliberal que consiguieron que fuera posible aprovechar los beneficios de las reformas realizadas con anterioridad. La transición a la democracia constituye un reto para la sociedad chilena, en tanto que contando con las bases de una economía sólida deben incorporarse la visión social y política para que el crecimiento se convierta en desarrollo. En este sentido toma importancia la última estrategia de la CEPAL de "Transformación productiva con equidad".ABSTRACT: In this paper, the main structural reforms are searched, which happened between 1970 and 1995. These are the base of the actual economic framework. The different considered periods are: the "Unidad Popular" government, the military government and the democratic transition. Finally

  11. Biochemical characterization and inhibitory effects of dinophysistoxin-1, okadaic acid and microcystine l-r on protein phosphatase 2a purified from the mussel Mytilus chilensis.

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    MARIELLA RIVAS

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    Full Text Available Protein phosphatases are involved in many cellular processes. One of the most abundant and best studied members of this class is protein phosphatase type-2A (PP2A. In this study, PP2A was purified from the mussel Mytilus chilensis. Using both SDS-PAGE and size exclusion gel filtration under denaturant conditions, it was confirmed that the PP2A fraction was essentially pure. The isolated enzyme is a heterodimer and the molecular estimated masses of the subunits are 62 and 28 kDa. The isolated PP2A fraction has a notably high p-NPP phosphatase activity, which is inhibited by NaCl. The hydrolytic p-NPP phosphatase activity is independent of the MgCl2 concentration. The time courses of the inhibition of the PP2A activity of p-NPP hydrolysis by increasing concentrations of three phycotoxins that are specific inhibitors of PP2A are shown. Inhibitions caused by Okadaic acid, dinophysistoxin-1 (DTX1, 35-methylokadiac acid and Microcystine L-R are dose-dependent with inhibition constants (Ki of 1.68, 0.40 and 0.27 nM respectively. Microcystine L-R, the most potent phycotoxin inhibitor of PP2A isolated from Mytilus chilensis with an IC50 = 0.25 ng/ml, showed the highest specific inhibition effect an the p-NPP hydrolisis. The calculated IC50 for DTX1 and OA was 0.75 ng/ml and 1.8 ng/ml respectively.

  12. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE COMPOST A BASE DE ESPINILLO EN RELACIÓN A LA NORMA CHILENA No2880

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    Ricardo Tighe-Neira

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Caracterización de compost a base de espinillo en relación a la Norma Chilena No2880. El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar el compost a base de espinillo (Ulex europaeus L. y contrastar sus características físico-químicas con las de la Norma Chilena de compost (NCh 2880. El ensayo se montó en el Centro Experimental Pillanlelbún, Temuco, Chile, entre diciembre 2010 y abril de 2011. Se empleó un diseño factorial de 2×2, los factores fueron: mezcla y acelerador de compostaje (AC, ambos en dos niveles. Cuatro tratamientos: T1 U. europaeus (100% sin AC, T2 U. europaeus (78% + estiércol de bovino (22% sin AC, T3 U. europaeus (100% con AC y T4 U. europaeus (78% + estiércol de bovino (22% con AC. Se evaluó el contenido de materia orgánica (MO%, C orgánico total (%, relación C:N, N total (%, humedad (Ho%, tamaño partículas (TP%, toxicidad (% germinación de Raphanus sativus L., pH, densidad aparente (DAP kg/m3, conductividad eléctrica (CE dS/m y germinación de malezas (No de propágulos. Los tratamientos U. europaeus (100% sin AC y con AC presentaron mayor %MO, %N total y relación C:N que T2 y T4. A la vez, U. europaeus (100% sin AC, presentó un menor %C y T2 menor pH en comparación al resto de los tratamientos. Las demás variables evaluadas no presentaron diferencias significativas. Todas cumplieron con la NCh 2880, excepto toxicidad en el tratamiento con solo U. europaeus, y la CE en todos los tratamientos. Se debe reducir la CE para poder optar a su certificación por la NCh 2880.

  13. Ophiuroidea das regiões antartica e subantartica: 2. variação em Gorgonocephalus chílensis (Philippi (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea, Gorgonocephalidae Ophiuroidea from antarctic and subantarctic regions: 2. variation on Gorgonocephalus chilensis (Philippi (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea, Gorgonocephalidae

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    Ana Maria Gouveia Monteiro

    1983-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram examinados 198 exemplares de Gorgonocephalus chilensis das regiões antártica e subantartica, tendo-se em vista a variação de caracteres morfológicos externos. Foi constatada uma grande variação nas características morfológicas externas, que parece independer de localização geográfica.A revision is presented on the variability of the ornamentation and other extermal morphological aspects of Gorgonocephalus chilensis. The samples were obtained along the period of 1962 to 1972 by the R/V "Hero" and "Eltanin" (USARP and by the R/V "Almirante Saldanha" from the Brazilian Navy.

  14. Estudiantes con discapacidad en una universidad chilena: desafíos de la inclusión

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    Gabriela Paulina VILLAFAÑE HORMAZÁBAL

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es dar cuenta de una investigación acerca de las condiciones de inclusión para los estudiantes con discapacidad en una universidad chilena. La investigación tiene un diseño cuantitativo, descriptivo y transversal. Para la recolección de datos se elaboró una encuesta que fue aplicada a 38 estudiantes con discapacidad. Los principales resultados revelan un alto nivel de retención de los estudiantes, quienes presentan una percepción positiva de su inclusión en la vida universitaria, así como una alta satisfacción con la mayoría de los servicios. Se destaca que siete de cada diez encuestados reconocen haber recibido algún tipo de atención educativa para realizar sus estudios. Sin embargo, existe una falta de articulación entre las iniciativas de la Universidad para favorecer el acceso y permanencia de personas con discapacidad; a esto se agrega la carencia de protocolos y de instancias de capacitación para profesores y administrativos. Se propone que la institución establezca un sistema de gestión que defina objetivos, estrategias y acciones para contribuir a la inclusión de personas con discapacidad.

  15. EXILIO E INSILIO: REPRESENTACIONES POLÍTICAS Y SUJETOS ESCINDIDOS EN LA POESÍA CHILENA DE LOS SETENTA

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    Naín Nómez

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo hace un recuento y un análisis de la poesía chilena que se produce dentro y fuera de Chile en los años setenta, con especial énfasis en la concepción del exilio y el insilio. Además de focalizarse en las problemáticas "exilio-insilio", su desarrollo y posterior integración, este trabajo analiza fundamentalmente las relaciones que se producen entre los poetas y su entorno a través de sus representaciones subjetivas en diferentes situaciones y lugares, especialmente urbanos. Tanto las ciudades del interior como las ciudades del exilio adquieren connotaciones represivas que inciden en las problemáticas de un sujeto escindido en los poemas.This article is an inventory and analysis of Chilean Poetry in the seventies, written in Chile and abroad, emphasizing the "exilio" and "insilio" concept. Apart from focusing on the "exilio-insilio " problem, its development and subsequent integration, this work analyzes the relationships between poets and their environment by means of subjective representations in different situations and places (especially urban. The cities of Chile, as well as foreign cities in the countries of exile, acquire repressive connotations, which influence the problems of the divided subject in this poetry.

  16. Duelo callejero: mujeres, política y derechos humanos bajo la dictadura chilena (1973-1989

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    Carla Peñaloza Palma

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Las mujeres familiares de las víctimas de la dictadura chilena se organizaron muy tempranamente para buscar a sus seres queridos y exigir verdad y justicia. Sin embargo, los estudios feministas las han relegado al rol de mujeres-madres que salen por primera vez de sus casas para cumplir un rol tradicional, como es el de cuidar a sus familiares, sin otorgarles un carácter político a sus movilizaciones. En este trabajo, planteamos poner en discusión este análisis, proponiendo que jugaron un rol muy importante en la defensa de los derechos humanos, así como también en la rearticulación del tejido social destruido tras el golpe de Estado. Ellas se convirtieron en actores políticos de primera línea en el espacio público para exigir la verdad sobre el paradero de sus seres queridos, interpelando al régimen y su legitimidad, defendiendo, de esa forma, los derechos humanos confiscados a todos los chilenos.

  17. Relación entre el rendimiento y las estrategias de crecimiento en las sociedades anónimas chilenas

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    Alex Medina Giacomozzi

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre los resultados empresariales y la diversificación o concentración es un tema muy relevante, por lo que en este artículo se exponen las evidencias obtenidas al comparar el rendimiento obtenido por 82 sociedades anónimas chilenas, seleccionadas al azar, con su estrategia de concentración o diversificación. La metodología seguida implicó la clasificación de las estrategias mediante una matriz con base en el Código Industrial Internacional Uniforme (CIIU de Chile y la aplicación del método Du Pont para la determinación del resultado. La principal evidencia es que la mayoría son empresas concentradas, pero las sociedades con diversificación relacionada obtienen un mayor rendimiento promedio que las empresas concentradas y que las compañías con estrategia de diversificación no relacionada.

  18. Use of geographic information systems (GIS to identify adequate sites for cultivation of the seaweed Gracilaria birdiae in Rio Grande do Norte, Northeastern Brazil

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    Flavo E. S. de Sousa

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study was designed to select potential areas for cultivation of the seaweed Gracilaria birdiae Plastino & E.C. Oliveira (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta on the coast of Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil. The Geographic Information System (GIS and multi-criteria evaluation (MCE were used to identify the most suitable areas. The Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP was applied to establish MCE weights, thereby generating viable areas for species cultivation. From a total of 3316.82 ha, around 53.67% (1780.06 ha were indicated as highly suitable areas, 40.93% (1357.58 ha as moderately suitable and 5.40% (179.18 ha as scarcely suitable for seaweed cultivation. Seven areas (1084.62 ha are located on the northern coast and 20 (2232.20 ha on the eastern coast. The results show that GIS can be used as an effective instrument for selecting seaweed cultivation areas.

  19. PolissacarÃdeos de Alga Marinha Gracilaria birdiae (Plastino e Oliveira): Estrutura e AvaliaÃÃo ToxicolÃgica

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    Algas marinhas sÃo seres classificados no reino protista, predominantemente aquÃticos e com grande capacidade adaptativa. Encontradas em todas as regiÃes do planeta, as algas desempenham importante papel ecolÃgico e econÃmico, representando um grande potencial de biorrecursos. A alga marinha vermelha Gracilaria birdiae, submetida à extraÃÃo aquosa de polissacarÃdeos, apresentou rendimento de 6,4% na fraÃÃo extraÃda à temperatura ambiente (25-28 ÂC) (Gb-f), e 56 % na fraÃÃo extraÃda a 100 ÂC (...

  20. Victimización y heroísmo. Disputas de las memorias emblemáticas de la izquierda chilena en dos fechas conmemorativas: aniversario del golpe de Estado y día del joven combatiente

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    Tamara vidaurrazaga aránguiz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo proponemos reflexionar en torno a dos memorias emblemáticas y dicotómicas que tienen lugar dentro de la izquierda chilena a la hora de recordar a quienes resistieron a la dictadura de Pinochet, reelaboraciones que hemos denominado memoria de la victimización y memoria del heroísmo, y que ejemplificaremos en dos fechas icónicas para la izquierda chilena: la conmemoración del Golpe de Estado cada 11 de septiembre, y el Día del Joven Combatiente rememorado cada 29 de marzo. Lo que nos interesa es reflexionar en torno a la marmolización que implican estas dos reconstrucciones, y la dificultad para imaginar un futuro para el proyecto político heredado por la izquierda chilena al sumirnos en esta dicotomía estanca.

  1. Molluscs associated with the macroalgae of the genus Gracilaria (Rhodophyta: importance of algal fronds as microhabitat in a hypersaline mangrove in Northeastern Brazil

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    Full Text Available The fronds of marine macroalgae play an important role in coastal ecosystems because the algae banks are utilized as a microhabitat by different taxa, including molluscs, one of the most abundant and diverse animals of marine ecosystems. In this study, we characterized the malacofauna associated with the macroalgae Gracilaria domingensis (Kützing Sonder ex Dickie 1874 and Gracilaria cuneata Areschoug 1854 of a hypersaline mangrove on the northern coast of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Northeastern Brazil. The first alga dominates in the rainy season and it is substituted by second one in the dry period. A total of 1,490 molluscs were surveyed, representing 56 species in 29 families: 1,081 were associated with G. domingensis and 409 with G. cuneata, the latter showing the greater diversity (H′=1.25. Columbellidae, Neritidae, Pyramidellidae and Cerithiidae were among the most representative families in the number of species and individuals. The micromolluscs were dominant in the algal microhabitat, constituting 74.63% of the malacofauna recorded. The columbellid Parvanachis obesa(C. B. Adams, 1845 was the dominant species followed by the neritid Neritina virginea (Linnaeus, 1758 in both algae. In spite of the annual alternated succession of the algae species, at least 15 mollusc species are common for these algae. Furthermore, juveniles of P. obesa were recorded in both seasons, indicating a continuous reproduction. Possible reasons for difference in abundance, diversity and dominance of molluscs living on these algae are discussed. Both species of substrate-algae represent an important microhabitat for refuge, feeding and the reproduction of small-sized mollusc species during rainy and dry seasons.

  2. Biochemical composition and physicochemical properties of two red seaweeds (Gracilaria fisheri and G. tenuistipitata from the Pattani Bay in Southern Thailand

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    Payap Masniyom

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The proximate composition, dietary fiber, element and amino acid contents, as well as some physicochemical propertiesof the two red seaweeds (Gracilaria fisheri and G. tenuistipitata collected from the Pattani Bay in Southern Thailand in therainy and summer seasons of 2006 were determined in order to evaluate their potential nutritional value. The protein content ofG. tenuistipitata (21.6% DW was significantly higher than that of G. fisheri (11.6% DW (P<0.05. The two seaweed speciescontained lipid (1.7–3.6% DW, ash (7.9–22.9% DW, total dietary fiber (TDF (57.5–64.0% DW, soluble dietary fiber (SDF(15.6–18.8%DW and insoluble dietary fiber (IDF (38.9–45.2% DW. G. tenuistipitata collected in the rainy season hadhigher level of lipid (P<0.05 whereas the level of ash was higher in the summer. In contrast, G. fisheri had higher levels oflipid, ash and TDF (P<0.05 when collected in rainy season. There was no significant differences in SDF, ISF and TDF betweenthe two seaweeds. The result indicated that the two species contained high levels of K and Cl. The essential amino acidswith the highest content in the two species were arginine, leucine and threonine. The swelling capacity (SWC, water holdingcapacity (WHC and oil holding capacity (OHC ranged from 5.2 to 12.5 ml/g DW, 5.5 to 10.1 g/g DW and 1.8 to 2.3 g oil/gDW, respectively, with the SWC, WHC and OHC of G. tenuistipitata being higher than those of G. fisheri. This studysuggested that both Gracilaria species could potentially be used as raw material or ingredients to improve nutritive valueand functional properties in human diet and animal feed.

  3. Laju Pertumbuhan Rumput Laut Gracilaria sp Melalui Budidaya IMTA (Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture di Pantai Geger, Nusa Dua, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

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    Kadek Yudiastuti

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    Full Text Available Gracilaria sp is red alga which belong to class rhodophyceae. It can grow in shallow salt water with a general characteristic is having a cylindrical and branched thallus form. Seaweed cultivation can be performed through IMTA (Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture method. The basic principle of cultivation through the IMTA method is utilizing service of the low thropic level species in marine ecosystems, such as shells and seaweed.  This method is believed to be able to overcome the environmental problems caused by cultivation activities, such as feces and uneaten feed. This research was perfomed 45 days, from February 25 to April 11, 2017. It was held at Geger Beach, Nusa Dua, Badung Regency, Bali, using a complete randomized design method that consist of three treatments and three repetition for each treatment. Treatment control (T1 consisted of 10 bunches of seaweed 100 grams without the abalone, treatement 2 (T2 consisted of 10 bunches of seaweed 100 grams and 20 abalones and treatement 3 (T3 consisted of 10 bunches of seaweed 100 grams and 40 abalones. The result showed that specific growth rate in Gracilaria sp.  was highest in treatment T1, compared to treatment T2 and T3. This was caused by the cage construction of abalone amd the present of small mesh size net to cover the seaweed  planting, which made the growth was not optimal.  However, the use of a nets system in seaweed cultivation could minimize the loss of thallus. It was proved by the survival rate of seaweed in first, second and third, that is averagely high, ranging from 90% to 100%. Physical and chemical water quality parameters are also measured, and It showed that the water quality was suitable for the cultivation of both, seaweed and abalone.

  4. Molluscs associated with the macroalgae of the genus Gracilaria (Rhodophyta): importance of algal fronds as microhabitat in a hypersaline mangrove in Northeastern Brazil.

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    Queiroz, R N M; Dias, T L P

    2014-08-01

    The fronds of marine macroalgae play an important role in coastal ecosystems because the algae banks are utilized as a microhabitat by different taxa, including molluscs, one of the most abundant and diverse animals of marine ecosystems. In this study, we characterized the malacofauna associated with the macroalgae Gracilaria domingensis (Kützing) Sonder ex Dickie 1874 and Gracilaria cuneata Areschoug 1854 of a hypersaline mangrove on the northern coast of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Northeastern Brazil. The first alga dominates in the rainy season and it is substituted by second one in the dry period. A total of 1,490 molluscs were surveyed, representing 56 species in 29 families: 1,081 were associated with G. domingensis and 409 with G. cuneata, the latter showing the greater diversity (H'=1.25). Columbellidae, Neritidae, Pyramidellidae and Cerithiidae were among the most representative families in the number of species and individuals. The micromolluscs were dominant in the algal microhabitat, constituting 74.63% of the malacofauna recorded. The columbellid Parvanachis obesa (C. B. Adams, 1845) was the dominant species followed by the neritid Neritina virginea (Linnaeus, 1758) in both algae. In spite of the annual alternated succession of the algae species, at least 15 mollusc species are common for these algae. Furthermore, juveniles of P. obesa were recorded in both seasons, indicating a continuous reproduction. Possible reasons for difference in abundance, diversity and dominance of molluscs living on these algae are discussed. Both species of substrate-algae represent an important microhabitat for refuge, feeding and the reproduction of small-sized mollusc species during rainy and dry seasons.

  5. Pengaruh pemberian pakan berupa campuran pelet ikan, ulat tepung (Tenebrio molitor, dan ganggang merah (Gracilaria foliifera terhadap pertumbuhan dan kelulushidupan ikan sidat (Anguilla bicolor

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    MUHAMMAD A. AZIZ HENDITAMA

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    Full Text Available Henditama MAA, Harini M, Budiharjo A. 2015. The effect of giving mixtured feed of fish pellet, mealworm (Tenebrio molitor and red algae (Gracilaria foliifera to the growth and survival rate of eel (Anguilla bicolor. Bioteknologi 12: 22-28. High demand of eels (Anguilla bicolor in the world has not followed by the capability of domestic production. The purpose of this research are to determine the effect and the precise composition of the feed mixture in the form of fish pellets, mealworms (Tenebrio molitor, red algae (Gracilaria foliifera to the growth and survival rate of eels. This research used completely randomized design with four variations of mixtured feed in the form of fish pellet, mealworms, and red algae specifically P1 (100% ; 0% ; 0%, P2 (75% ; 20% ; 5%, P3 (50% ; 45% ; 5%, P4 (25% ; 70% ; 5%. This research also has been done in 90 days with feeding in twice a day. The data of growth, survival rate, and water quality was collected once a week. The data result has been analized by ANOVA. The data result showed that have a real different to continue to the next analysis of DMRT with test level 5% to locate the differences between treatments. The eels growth after feeding a mixture feed in the form of fish pellets, mealworms, and red alga, specifically: P1 (K 26.3167 gram; P2 20.3167 gram; P3 28.2500 gram; and P4 22.0000 gram. The eels survival rate, specifically P1 (K 26.67%; P2 33.33%; P3 30%; dan P4 26.67%. Furthemore, the exact composition that give the best effect of growth and survival rate to eels is 50% fish pellets, 45% mealworms and 5% red alga.

  6. Quality of life associated factors in Chileans hospitals nurses Factores asociados a calidad de vida de enfermeras hospitalarias chilenas Fatores associados a qualidade de vida de enfermeiras hospitalares chilenas

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    Lenka Andrades Barrientos

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    Full Text Available This study is focused on knowing the Quality of Life of hospital nurses, and associated factors. People surveyed are composed of 100 female nurses from a hospital, eighth region, Chile. The measuring method is a questionnaire - oriented to know bio-social-demographic variables that influence nurses - and the WHOQOL-BREF quality of life measuring scale, validated in Chilean population. Results show that Domain Social Relationship (mean=77,38 is perceived as the best by female nurses, and Physical as the worst (mean=54,56. Global Quality of Life is seen as "Good" (mean=3,99 and Health Quality of Life is perceived as "Conforming" (mean=3,97. Variables predicted for Quality of Life are: age, couple situation and night shifts. Given the results, being a female nurse, and her threefold role; new studies for deeper research, especially on those variables that were not statistically relevant, are suggested.Estudio cuyo objetivo fue conocer la Calidad de Vida de enfermeras hospitalarias, y factores asociados. El universo, con el cual se trabajó, estuvo constituido por 100 enfermeras de un hospital, octava región, Chile. El instrumento constó de un cuestionario, cuya finalidad fue conocer variables biosociodemográficas influyentes, y, la escala de medición de Calidad de Vida WHOQOL-BREF, validada en población chilena. Los resultados indican que el Dominio Relaciones Sociales (media=77,38 es el mejor percibido por estas enfermeras y, el peor, el Físico (media=54,56. La Calidad de Vida Global, fue conceptuada como "Buena" (media=3,99, y, la Calidad de Vida en Salud, se percibe "Conforme" (media=3,97. Las variables que resultaron predictoras para la Calidad de Vida son: edad, situación de pareja y realizar turnos de noche. Dado los resultados, la condición de mujer de las enfermeras y su triple rol, se sugieren nuevos estudios que profundicen, especialmente, en aquellas variables que no resultaron estadísticamente significativas.O presente estudo

  7. Sujetos en la Política Educacional Chilena de Transversalidad Psychological Subjects in the Cross-Curricula Chilean Educational Policy

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    Pablo Castro

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    Full Text Available Se plantea que existen diferentes concepciones implícitas de sujeto psicológico, en la visión de alumno presente en la política educacional chilena de educación transversal. El análisis es realizado desde el supuesto de que en el lenguaje contemporáneo relativo a la identidad personal se reflejan visiones opuestas acerca de la persona. Específicamente se analizan los Objetivos Fundamentales Transversales (oft, de la Reforma Educacional chilena. Finalmente, se argumenta que esta coexistencia de visiones podría explicar, en parte, las dificultades de la implementación de la transversalidad en la educación chilena, además de postular que el desafío por lograr articular los aprendizajes valóricos en la escuela debe ser contextualizado en una sociedad en que están presentes diferentes concepciones de sujeto psicológico y moral.It is stated that there are different implicit conceptions of the psychological subject in the way students are considered by the cross-curricula educational Chilean policy. The fundamental assumption which leads the analysis is that opposite cosmo visions about the person are reflected in the current language related with the personal identity. Particularly the Cross-curricula Fundamental Objectives of the Chilean Educational Reform are analyzed. Furthermore, it is argued that this co-existence of visions could somehow explain the difficulties on the implementation of the cross-curricula fundamental objectives in Chilean education. Finally, it is proposed that the challenge for succeeding in the articulation of values education learning at school, should be contextualized in a society where different conceptions of psychological and moral subjects are present.

  8. EFECTO DE LA INOCULACIÓN DE Azospirillum halopraeferens Y Bacillus amyloliquefaciens EN LA GERMINACIÓN DE Prosopis chilensis

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    J.A. Villegas-Espinoza

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    Full Text Available Las Bacterias Promotoras de Crecimiento de Plantas (BPCP, son microorganismos fijadores de nitrógeno atmosférico y a su vez producen hormonas que aprovechan las plantas para llevar a cabo su desarrollo. Es importante la utilización de microorganismos benéficos para reducir la fertilización química. La investigación científica ha incrementado la busqueda y aislamiento de BPCP de regiones especificas como son las zonas áridas, ya que estos microorganismos estan adaptados a ambientes extremos. La especie Prosopis chilensis esta siendo utilizada para reforestación de escuelas, parques y también como ornato; para reproducir esta planta se esta utilizando fertilizantes químicos que son dañinos al medio ambiente. El objetivo de la presente investigación, consistió en analizar el efecto promotor de las bacterias promotoras del crecimiento vegetal Bacillus amyloliquefaciens y Azospirillum halopraeferens en la germinación y emergencia del mezquite chileno (P. chilensis bajo cuatro concentraciones salinas (0, 0.25, 0.5 y 0.75 M de NaCl. Se obtuvieron semillas de mezquite chileno de la región de Santa Ana, Sonora, México. Bajo condiciones de laboratorio se evaluó el porcentaje de germinación, tasa de germinación, altura, longitud radicular de plántula, peso fresco de plántula número de células bacterianas adheridas al sistema radicular. Bajo condiciones de invernadero, las variables evaluadas fueron porcentaje de emergencia, tasa de emergencia, altura y longitud radicular, peso fresco y seco de planta, peso fresco y seco de raíz, número de células bacterianas adheridas al sistema radicular. Los resultados indican que, bajo condiciones in vitro, el porcentaje y tasa de germinación disminuyó conforme la salinidad se incrementa. Sin embargo, estas variables fueron afectadas positivamente por A. halopraeferens y B. amyloliquefaciens en comparación del tratamiento

  9. Modelado de la Cinética de Secado de la Papaya Chilena (Vasconcellea pubescens) Modeling of Drying Kinetic of Chilean Papaya (Vasconcellea pubescens)

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    Antonio A Vega; Roberto A Lemus

    2006-01-01

    Se ha estudiado y modelado la cinética de secado por aire caliente de papaya chilena (Vasconcellea pubescens) a diferentes temperaturas (40, 50, 60, 70 y 80º C) con velocidad de aire de 2.0 ± 0.2 m·s-1. Durante las experiencias se observaron los periodos de inducción, velocidad constante y decreciente. Los modelos matemáticos aplicados fueron el modelo de Newton, Henderson-Pabis y Page. Además se evaluó la calidad de ajuste de estos modelos por medio del coeficiente de regresión lineal, suma ...

  10. El lucro en la educación chilena: debate conceptual acerca del sentido de la educación pública y de la privada

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    Donoso-Díaz,Sebastián; Alarcon-Leiva,Jorge

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    El texto introduce en un tema capitular en el Chile de hoy, un tópico que ordena las vinculaciones entre lo público y lo privado en educación y que ha sido escasamente analizado en los últimos treinta años; a nuestro entender, producto del éxito del neoliberalismo en la legitimación del orden privado y de sus principios sobre lo público. Este fenómeno ha sido nuevamente puesto en tela de juicio en la sociedad chilena, a causa del descontento social con un sistema de mercado que se ha mostrado...

  11. MORTALIDAD POR CÁNCER EN LA MUJER CHILENA: ANÁLISIS COMPARATIVO ENTRE LOS AÑOS 1997 y 2003

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    Donoso S,Enrique; Cuello F,Mauricio

    2006-01-01

    Antecedentes: El cáncer es la segunda causa de muerte en los países desarrollados y presenta un continuo descenso para la mayoría de ellos, independiente del sexo o raza. Objetivos: Comparar entre los años 1997 y 2003 la mortalidad por cáncer en la mujer chilena y establecer las localizaciones más frecuentemente asociadas a mortalidad. Material y Método: Las tasas de mortalidad se calcularon con el número de muertes por cáncer y la población estimada de mujeres obtenidas de los anuarios de Es...

  12. Las relaciones bilaterales argentino-chilenas en perspectiva subnacional: potencialidades para incrementar la cooperación e integración

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    Colacrai, Miryam Olga

    2017-01-01

    El trabajo aborda de modo analítico y reflexivo el desarrollo de las relaciones que se han generado entre regiones, provincias y gobiernos locales a lo largo de la frontera argentino-chilena y su permanente dinamismo. Asimismo, destaca el potencial de las “relaciones interparlamentarias”, todas ellas entendidas como “nuevas formas de diplomacia”. Revela que las relaciones subnacionales entre Argentina y Chile han sido reconocidas por el propio Tratado de Maipú (2009), como un complemento nece...

  13. Redes académicas al interior de las escuelas chilenas: Un estudio exploratorio utilizando Modelos Exponenciales de Grafos Aleatorios (ERGM)

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    2016-01-01

    El artículo analiza las redes académicas que se producen al interior de aulas chilenas entre estudiantes de Tercer Año Medio (K-11) en distintos tipos de establecimientos, a través de Modelos Exponenciales de Grafos Aleatorios (ERGM). A partir de un modelo analítico que incorpora variables endógenas (reciprocidad, conectividad simple, popularidad, actividad, triangulación) y variables exógenas (género del estudiante, nivel socioeconómico, capital cultural, capital social), se observa que el e...

  14. Modulating effects of orally supplied Euglena gracilis on the physiological responses of the freshwater mussel Diplodon chilensis, exposed to sewage water pollution in a Patagonian river (Argentina).

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    Bianchi, Virginia A; Castro, Juan M; Rocchetta, Iara; Conforti, Visitación; Pascual, Mariano; Luquet, Carlos M

    2016-04-01

    In order to test if orally supplied Euglena sp. cells modulate the physiological status of bivalves during bioremediation procedures, we evaluated the effect of Euglena gracilis diet on the immune response, oxidative balance and metabolic condition of Diplodon chilensis exposed to sewage water pollution. Mussels were fed for 90 days with E. gracilis (EG) or Scenedesmus vacuolatus (SV, control diet), and then exposed for 10 days at three sites along the Pocahullo river basin: 1) an unpolluted site, upstream of the city (control, C); 2) upstream (UpS) and 3) downstream (DoS) from the main tertiary-treated sewage discharge, in the city of San Martín de los Andes, Northwest Patagonia, Argentina. Our results show that the total hemocyte number decreases while pollution load increases along the river course for both, EG and SV mussels. Phagocytic activity is higher in EG mussels than in SV ones under all conditions. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in hemocytes increases with the increase in the pollution load, being significantly higher for EG mussels than for SV ones at DoS; no changes are observed for total oxyradical scavenging capacity (TOSC). Hemocytes' viability is increased for E. gracilis diet at C and remains unchanged in this group of mussels when exposed at the polluted sites. Lysosomal membrane stability is higher in EG mussels than in SV ones for all conditions, although it is decreased at polluted sites compared with that at C. Antioxidant (catalase) and detoxifying (gluthatione S-transferase) defenses are generally lower in gills and digestive gland of EG mussels than in SV ones. Lipid peroxidation (TBARS) is evident in gills of EG mussels at C, and in digestive gland of the same group, at all the sites. Gill mass factor (GF) is affected by the E. gracilis diet; it is increased at C and decreased at polluted sites when compared with that of SV ones. Digestive gland mass factor (DGF) is higher in EG mussels than in SV ones. In D. chilensis

  15. Redescription and Molecular Assessment of Relationships Among Three Species of Echeneibothrium (Rhinebothriidea: Echeneibothriidae) Parasitizing the Yellownose Skate, Dipturus chilensis, in Chile.

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    Bueno, Veronica M; Caira, Janine N

    2017-06-01

    Much progress has recently been made in revising the taxonomic assignments of genera originally classified in the polyphyletic "Tetraphyllidea." Many of these genera, including Echeneibothrium, were accommodated in the order Rhinebothriidea. However, beyond this larger taxonomic action, little work has been conducted on this genus over the past 50 yr. Consequently, the criteria used for characterizing species of Echeneibothrium have lagged behind those typically used in more modern descriptions of elasmobranch-hosted cestode taxa. A series of collecting trips to Chile to obtain cestodes from the yellownose skate, Dipturus chilensis , provided a unique opportunity to apply modern morphological and molecular methods to investigate the 3 species of Echeneibothrium reported parasitizing this skate, specifically Echeneibothrium megalosoma, Echeneibothrium multiloculatum, and Echeneibothrium williamsi. In addition to redescribing all 3 species, using morphological data from light and scanning electron microscopy, maximum likelihood and bayesian inference phylogenetic analyses of the D1-D3 regions of the 28S rDNA gene were conducted to assess their relationships among other echeneibothriids for which comparable data are available. Sequencing of 59 specimens representing these 3 species of Echeneibothrium allowed us to assess the intra- and interspecific variation in the 28S rDNA gene. The redescriptions use standardized terminology for scolex morphology, proglottid anatomy, and microthrix forms and pattern; they also expand on the original descriptions to include data on scolex size, ovary size, vas deferens and vaginal configurations, testes arrangement, and genital pore position. Our morphological work led to a major reinterpretation of the scolex morphology with the recognition that all 3 species bear an apical bothridial sucker, rather than an apical loculus, prompting emendation of the diagnosis for the family Echeneibothriidae. The presence of a band of spinitriches

  16. Feminización de la escuela básica chilena. Metáforas de la identidad docente

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    Claudia González Castro

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo invita a reflexionar sobre los cuestionamientos a la calidad de la educación básica en Chile, desde una perspectiva de género. Para ello, se analizó la praxis discursiva de un grupo de estudiantes de Pedagogía, a través de una entrevista grupal, identificando las metáforas que conforman su discurso y que, en su interpretación, contienen la caracterización de su propia identidad docente. Concluimos que, por encima de los atributos profesionales, la educación es una profesión altamente feminizada, sobre la cual recae el imaginario del apostolado maternal y otros principios propios del estereotipo de género. En esta feminización de la docencia puede estar entrampada la calidad de la escuela básica chilena, como institución imaginariamente femenina. AbstractThis article invites us to reflect on inquiry of the quality of basic education in Chile, from a gender perspective. To do this, we analyzed the discursive praxis of a group of students of pedagogy through a group interview, identifying the metaphors that make their speech, which shows the characterization of their own teacher identity. We conclude that, beyond the professional attributes, education in Chile is a profession exercised mostly by women, on which rests the maternal apostolate and other principles inherent in the female gender stereotype. This over-population of female teachers can be the reason for the quality of basic education in Chile to be stuck.

  17. Distribución temporal de larvas de Mytilus chilensis (Hupé, 1954 (Mollusca: Mytilidae, en el mar interior de Chiloé, sur de Chile Temporal distribution of larvae of Mytilus chilensis (Hupé, 1854 (Mollusca: Mytilidae, in the interior sea of Chiloé, southern Chile

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    Miguel Avendaño

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    Full Text Available Entre septiembre 2007 y marzo 2008, en Quillaipe, Metri, Sotomo, Canutillar y Pichicolo (mar interior de Chiloé, se determinó mensualmente la presencia larval de M. chilensis, mediante arrastres verticales de plancton, en una columna de 0-7,5 m y paralelamente se determinó histológicamente el estado reproductivo de ejemplares adultos. Se detectó permanentemente la presencia de larvas en los cinco sitios estudiados, con un significativo incremento entre octubre y diciembre, superando en Canutillar 49 mil larvas por m-3, sitio que junto a Sotomo registraron las mayores densidades. El análisis de cohortes mostró una similitud de los grupos larvales presentes en los diferentes sitios a partir de septiembre, acentuándose durante noviembre y diciembre, así como una permanente aparición de cohortes en estadios iniciales. En contraste con estos resultados, el proceso reproductivo de M. chilensis en estos sitios, se manifestó de enero a marzo. Se discute que los desoves registrados en estos sitios, no serían responsables de la presencia de las larvas, actuando en consecuencia como áreas receptoras, y de retención de larvas provenientes de otros sitios. Estos resultados sugieren la necesidad de profundizar conocimientos biológicos y ecológicos en áreas de distribución de la especie, así como de dinámica larval y post-larval para identificar áreas exportadoras y de retención, para contribuir a un manejo eficiente y optimizar la captación de semilla.The larval presence of M. chilensis was determined monthly from September 2007 to March 2008, in Quillaipe, Metri, Sotomo, Canutillar, and Pichicolo (interior sea of Chiloé using vertical plankton trawls through a water column from 0 to 7.5 m. At the same time, the reproductive stage of adult individuals was determined histologically. Larvae were detected continuously at the five study sites, with a significant increase from October to December, exceeding 49 thousand per m-3 at Canutillar

  18. How do cold-sensitive species endure ice ages? Phylogeographic and paleodistribution models of postglacial range expansion of the mesothermic drought-tolerant conifer Austrocedrus chilensis.

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    Souto, Cintia P; Kitzberger, Thomas; Arbetman, Marina P; Premoli, Andrea C

    2015-11-01

    In view of global climate change, it is important to understand the responses of tree species to climate changes in the past. Combinations of phylogeographic analysis of genetic evidence, coupled with species distribution models (SDMs), are improving our understanding on this subject. We combined SDMs and microsatellite data from populations of the entire range of Austrocedrus chilensis, a dominant mesotherm (cold-sensitive) conifer of dryland forests of the southern Andes, to test the hypothesis of long-distance postglacial migration from northern and warmer refugia at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). The SDM indicated suitable conditions for Austrocedrus in northern Chile (western) at the LGM and largely unsuitable conditions in Argentina (eastern). Population genetic diversity and effective population sizes within populations decreased southward along the Andes, consistent with the hypothesis of long-distance dispersal from a northern refugium. Results support the hypothesis of one (or a few) warmer (low latitude) refugia in Chile for Austrocedrus. On balance, the evidence suggests that in contrast to cold-tolerant tree taxa with the capacity to fast-track postglacial warming thanks to local refugia, cold-sensitive species might have undergone long-distance range expansion, lagging behind progressive climate change throughout the Holocene. © 2015 The Authors. New Phytologist © 2015 New Phytologist Trust.

  19. Poesía chilena del paisaje y la ciudad : cartografía de una tradición poética. Hacia una estética de la poesía postdictatorial

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    Urzúa Opazo, Macarena

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    El presente artículo propone un recorrido por la poesía chilena reciente desde los años setenta hasta la poesía de la postdictadura. Los poemas se centran principalmente en el paisaje y en la ciudad como una forma de preservar la memoria tanto individual como colectiva.

  20. FAKTOR STATUS PEMBUDIDAYA, KONDISI, DAN PENGELOLAAN TAMBAK YANG BERPENGARUH TERHADAP PRODUKSI RUMPUT LAUT (Gracilaria verrucosa DI TAMBAK TANAH SULFAT MASAM KABUPATEN LUWU UTARA PROVINSI SULAWESI SELATAN

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    Erna Ratnawati

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    Full Text Available Tambak di Kabupaten Luwu Utara umumnya tergolong tanah sulfat masam dan banyak digunakan untuk budidaya rumput laut (Gracilaria verrucosa dengan produksi yang tinggi. Oleh karena itu, dilakukan penelitian yang bertujuan untuk mengetahui faktor status pembudidaya, kondisi, dan pengelolaan tambak yang mempengaruhi produksi rumput laut. Metode penelitian yang diaplikasikan adalah metode survai untuk mendapatkan data primer dari produksi, status pembudidaya, dan pengelolaan tambak yang dilakukan melalui pengajuan kuisioner kepada responden secara terstruktur, sedangkan kondisi tambak ditentukan melalui pengamatan dan pengukuran langsung di lapangan. Sebagai peubah tidak bebas adalah produksi dan peubah bebas adalah faktor status pembudidaya yang terdiri atas 10 peubah, kondisi tambak yang terdiri atas 12 peubah, dan pengelolaan tambak yang terdiri atas 26 peubah. Analisis regresi berganda dengan peubah boneka digunakan untuk memprediksi produksi rumput laut. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa produksi aktual rata-rata rumput laut di tambak tanah sulfat masam sebesar 7.821 kg/ha/tahun dengan prediksi produksi sebesar 23.563 kg kering/ha/tahun. Produksi rumput laut dapat ditingkatkan melalui: peningkatan pengalaman pembudidaya tambak, penambahan jumlah pintu air, tambak dibuat dengan bentuk bujur sangkar atau empat persegi panjang dengan luasan tambak tidak terlalu luas serta peningkatan lama pengeringan tanah dasar tambak, padat penebaran ikan bandeng, dosis kapur dan dosis pupuk Urea, SP-36, KCl, dan Za sebagai pupuk dasar. Brackishwater pond in North Luwu Regency, generally as classified as acid sulfate soils and most of them was used for culturing seaweed (Gracilaria verrucosa with high productivity. Hence, it was conduct research that aim to know the effect of farmer status, condition, and management of pond on the seaweed production. Survey method was applied to find primary data of seaweed production, farmer status and pond management, while

  1. Factores que impactan los resultados empresariales: un estudio comparativo entre empresas chilenas y españolas

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    Patricia Carolina Huerta Riveros

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    Full Text Available Los resultados empresariales representan un tema que sigue concentrando el interés de los investigadores y que aún no está resuelto. Es por ello que el presente estudio persigue dos objetivos: en primer lugar, realizar una revisión bibliográfica de los factores que impactan sobre los resultados empresariales; en segundo lugar, contrastar los planteamientos anteriores para aportar evidencia empírica al respecto, a través de un análisis comparativo entre dos países. Metodológicamente se realiza un contraste sobre paneles completos de empresas industriales chilenas y españolas, utilizando dos bases de datos: (i la Encuesta Nacional Industrial Anual (ENIA y (ii la base de datos de la Encuesta Sobre Estrategias Empresariales (ESEE, respectivamente, para el periodo 2000-2007. Utilizando análisis de componentes de varianza se identifican los factores que explican más del 90% de los resultados empresariales y, empleando técnicas para datos de panel, se descubre que estos factores también influyen en los resultados obtenidos. De este modo, el presente artículo avanza en la discusión del tema, a través de su aplicación a empresas de un país en vías de desarrollo como Chile, además de analizar un aspecto descuidado en la literatura como es el estudio de la influencia de los factores, sin concentrarse únicamente en el análisis del porcentaje de explicación de los factores identificados sobre los resultados empresariales; de igual manera, este trabajo actualiza el periodo tradicionalmente investigado e incorpora un factor relevante pero menos analizado en este tipo de estudios, como es la localización geográfica, factor que contribuye a explicar significativamente el modelo propuesto. Dentro de las repercusiones que implican el estudio, es evidente que sus resultados permitirán a los directivos y dueños de empresas comprender los elementos que influyen en los resultados organizacionales, los cuales son la base de su existencia y

  2. DE ARMARIOS Y BIBLIOTECAS: MASCULINIDAD Y TRADICIÓN LITERARIA CHILENA EN LA NARRATIVA DE ALBERTO FUGUET

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    Cristian Opazo

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    Full Text Available La tesis de este ensayo postula que la narrativa de Alberto Fuguet puede ser leída como un proyecto escriturario que propone una (nueva estrategia retórica por la cual representar los desvíos del género sexual. Según este modus operandi, en las narraciones de Fuguet, tanto el acto de reprimir como el de explicitar los desvíos de la masculinidad, se ejecutan a través de un juego de citas a la tradición literaria chilena. En los textos de José Donoso, Jorge Edwards y Alfredo Gómez Morel, entre otros, los narradores personajes de Fuguet encuentran un conjunto de figuras retóricas que les permite decir su desvío, pero de manera oblicua; es decir, cifrando la voluptuosidad de sus deseos en la lengua culturalmente prestigiosa del Canon de las Letras de Chile. Dentro de este contexto, este ensayo pesquisa las citas que los primeros trabajos de Fuguet (Sobredosis y Mala onda hacen de Casa de campo y El jardín de al lado, de José Donoso, y El río, de Alfredo Gómez Morel.This essay proposes that Alberto Fuguet s narrative may be read as a writing project with a (new rhetorical strategy by which various sexual deviances may be represented By this modus operandi, in Fuguet's stories, both manifestation and repression of male deviance are made explicit by way of a 'quotation game' in the field of Chilean literary tradition. The narrators in his texts find in the narrative of José Donoso, Jorge Edwards and Alfredo Gómez Morel, among others, a corpus of rhetorical figures which allow them to make their deviance explicit in an oblique way; that is, to condense their voluptous desire in the prestigious language of the Chilean Literary Canon. Within this context, this essay explores the quotations of Donoso 's Casa de Campo and El Jardin de al lado, and those quotations of Alfredo Garcia Morel's El río present in Alberto Fuguet's first works (Sobredosis y Mala Onda.

  3. Allelopathic inhibition of photosynthesis in the red tide-causing marine alga, Scrippsiella trochoidea (Pyrrophyta), by the dried macroalga, Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta)

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    Ye, Changpeng; Liao, Heping; Yang, Yufeng

    2014-07-01

    The red tide-causing microalga, Scrippsiella trochoidea was co-cultured with different quantities of dried macroalga Gracilaria lemaneiformis under laboratory conditions, to characterize the allelopathic inhibition effect of the seaweed on photosynthesis of the microalga. Photosynthetic oxygen evolution was measured, and chlorophyll a (Chl a) fluorescence transient O-J-I-P (O, J, I and P point in primary photochemistry reaction curve in photosystem II) curves associated with its specific parameters were determined. A concentration-dependent inhibition of S. trochoidea was observed when the dried seaweed was added. The rate of light-saturated maximum photosynthetic oxygen evolution (Pmax) was markedly decreased, and the O-J-I-P curve coupled with its specific parameters was reduced. The inhibitory effects of the macroalga on the microalga, according to the JIP-test (the relative fluorescence analysis based on O-J-I-P curve) and the activity of oxygen evolution, include a decrease in the number of active reaction centers, the blocking-up of the electron transport chain, and the damage to the oxygen-evolving complex. This study suggests that dried G. lemaneiformis is effective in inhibiting photosynthesis of S. trochoidea, and could thus be a potential candidate for mitigating S. trochoidea blooms.

  4. Spreading and autoecology of the invasive species Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) in the lagoons of the north-western Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea, Italy)

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    Sfriso, A.; Wolf, M. A.; Maistro, S.; Sciuto, K.; Moro, I.

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    Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss, an invasive Rhodophyta recently recorded in the Po Delta lagoons (May 2008), was also found in the Venice lagoon in March 2009 and successively in Pialassa della Baiona (Emilia-Romagna Region) in May 2009. The species has colonized the eutrophic and confined areas of Venice by pleustophytic tangled populations (5-15 kg fwt m-2), replacing the allochthonous species whereas it is absent in the areas characterized by low nutrient availability and high water exchange. In contrast, in the Po Delta lagoons and in Pialassa della Baiona it is present everywhere, also with high water renewal, because of the eutrophication caused by the Po river and the industrial area of Ravenna. This study presents the autoecology and distribution of G. vermiculophylla in the above environments, according to their different eutrophication status, showing its relationship with physico-chemical parameters and nutrient concentrations in water column, pore-water, surface sediments and particulate matter collected by traps in a station of the Venice lagoon (Teneri) sampled monthly during one year. Furthermore, we give new information on its morphology and the high dimorphism between female and male gametophytes and tetrasporophytes.

  5. Growth and accumulation of carotenoids and nitrogen compounds in Gracilaria domingensis (Kütz. Sonder ex Dickie (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta cultured under different irradiance and nutrient levels

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    Fernanda Ramlov

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    Full Text Available Effects of the interaction of irradiance and nutrient levels on growth and contents of photosynthetic pigments, carotenoids and proteins in Gracilaria domingensis (Kütz. Sonder ex Dickie (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta were investigated experimentally. Nutrient availability provided by dilutions of the nutrient solution of von Stosch (25 and 50%, which corresponded to nitrate concentrations of 125 and 250 μmol, respectively and two photon flux densities [low PFD (50±5 and high PFD (100±5 μmol photons.m-2.s-1] were tested. Growth rates of G. domingensis were stimulated by high PFD. The interaction between high nutrient availability (50% VSES and high PFD stimulated the accumulation of total soluble protein. Phycobiliprotein concentrations (phycoerythrin, phycocyanin, and allophycocyanin and carotenoid contents were influenced by irradiance levels. Phycobiliprotein concentrations were higher at low PFD and high irradiances stimulated carotenoid accumulation. These results reflect the function of these pigments in photoprotection and the acclimation of G. domingensis to changes in irradiance levels. Our results indicate that light is a limiting factor for G. domingensis growth, that variations in phycobiliprotein contents under different irradiance levels are related to photoacclimation process, and that higher carotenoid contents at high irradiances are due to a photoprotection mechanism.

  6. UV-A enhanced growth and UV-B induced positive effects in the recovery of photochemical yield in Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta).

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    Xu, Juntian; Gao, Kunshan

    2010-09-02

    The effects of solar UV radiation (280-400 nm) on growth, quantum yield and pigmentation in Gracilaria lemaneiformis were investigated when the thalli were cultured under solar radiation with or without UV for a period of 15 days. Presence of UV-A (315-400 nm) enhanced the relative growth rate, while UV-B (218-315 nm) inhibited it. The positive effect of UV-A and negative effect of UV-B counteracted to result in an insignificant impact of UVR on growth. During the noon period, both UV-A and UV-B resulted in the decrease of maximum quantum yield (Fv/Fm), but UV-B aided in the recovery of the yield in the late afternoon, reflecting that UV-B might be used as a signal in photorepair processes. UV induced the accumulation of UV-absorbing compounds (UVAC) to defend against the harmful UVR. However, the accumulation of UVAC took a much longer time compared to that previously reported, which was probably due to the lower levels of solar radiation and water temperature in the early spring period. Unknown UV-absorbing compounds (UVAC), which peaked at 265 nm, probably the precursor of MAAs (UVAC(325)), accumulated under moderate levels of solar radiation and were transformed to MAAs under higher solar radiation. Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Gene Cloning, Expression and Activity Analysis of Manganese Superoxide Dismutase from Two Strains of Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta under Heat Stress

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    Lu Zhang

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    Full Text Available Manganese superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD plays a crucial role in antioxidant responses to environmental stress. To determine whether Mn-SOD affects heat resistance of Gracilaria lemaneiformis, we cloned Mn-SOD cDNA sequences of two strains of this red alga, wild type and cultivar 981. Both cDNA sequences contained an ORF of 675 bp encoding 224 amino acid residues. The cDNA sequences and the deduced amino acid sequences of the two strains shared relatively high identity (more than 99%. No intron existed in genomic DNA of Mn-SOD in G. lemaneiformis. Southern blotting indicated that there were multiple copies, possibly four, of Mn-SOD in both strains. Both in the wild type and cultivar 981, SOD mRNA transcription and SOD activity increased under high temperature stress, while cultivar 981 was more heat resistant based on its SOD activity. This research suggests that there may be a direct relationship between SOD activity and the heat resistance of G. lemaneiformis.

  8. Growth and accumulation of carotenoids and nitrogen compounds in Gracilaria domingensis (Kütz. Sonder ex Dickie (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta cultured under different irradiance and nutrient levels

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    Fernanda Ramlov

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    Full Text Available Effects of the interaction of irradiance and nutrient levels on growth and contents of photosynthetic pigments, carotenoids and proteins in Gracilaria domingensis (Kütz. Sonder ex Dickie (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta were investigated experimentally. Nutrient availability provided by dilutions of the nutrient solution of von Stosch (25 and 50%, which corresponded to nitrate concentrations of 125 and 250 μmol, respectively and two photon flux densities [low PFD (50±5 and high PFD (100±5 μmol photons.m-2.s-1] were tested. Growth rates of G. domingensis were stimulated by high PFD. The interaction between high nutrient availability (50% VSES and high PFD stimulated the accumulation of total soluble protein. Phycobiliprotein concentrations (phycoerythrin, phycocyanin, and allophycocyanin and carotenoid contents were influenced by irradiance levels. Phycobiliprotein concentrations were higher at low PFD and high irradiances stimulated carotenoid accumulation. These results reflect the function of these pigments in photoprotection and the acclimation of G. domingensis to changes in irradiance levels. Our results indicate that light is a limiting factor for G. domingensis growth, that variations in phycobiliprotein contents under different irradiance levels are related to photoacclimation process, and that higher carotenoid contents at high irradiances are due to a photoprotection mechanism.

  9. Optimization of decolorization process in agar production from Gracilaria lemaneiformis and evaluation of antioxidant activities of the extract rich in natural pigments.

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    Yuan, Shengliang; Duan, Zhihong; Lu, Yingnian; Ma, Xiaoli; Wang, Sheng

    2018-01-01

    Gracilaria lemaneiformis is mainly used as a raw material source for agar industry, and its extract is rich in natural pigments with antioxidant activities. In this study, a solvent reflux extraction method for decolorization of G. lemaneiformis has been developed in agar production. The extraction conditions were optimized as follows: solvent-to-material ratio, 50:1; ethanol concentration, 70%; number of extractions, 3; extraction time, 0.5 h, under which the total antioxidant yield of the extract reached 2.89 ± 0.88 mg/g dried seaweeds. Their IC 50 values of DPPH radical scavenging activity, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity and superoxide anion scavenging activity were 21.91 ± 1.8 mg/L, 40.59 ± 1.5 mg/L and 160.87 ± 2.8 mg/L, respectively. Further isolation and spectroscopic analysis of natural pigments suggested the strong antioxidant capacities were attributed to chlorophyll derivatives. The results indicate that the decolorization process was able to improve the agar quality, and the extract containing lots of natural pigments had antioxidant activities which may be used in functional food and cosmetics.

  10. Comparison of the assemblage functioning of estuary systems dominated by the seagrass Nanozostera noltii versus the invasive drift seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla

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    Cacabelos, Eva; Engelen, Aschwin H.; Mejia, Astrid; Arenas, Francisco

    2012-08-01

    Seagrasses are important habitat-formers and facilitator species that form the basis of complex ecosystems in estuaries throughout the world. However, general worldwide declines in seagrass beds have been reported with (invading) bloom-forming seaweeds, which threaten to displace the seagrasses and change the ecosystem fundamentally. We compared the functioning of the community with the intertidal seagrass Nanozostera noltii as the only macrophyte, in a mixed status with the invasive drift seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla and with only G. vermiculophylla as macrophyte. These assemblages represent different phases of seaweed invasion. Assemblage functioning was assessed as the metabolic state of the system based on carbon dioxide and oxygen metabolism during submerged and emerged conditions. Across all assemblages production rates were much higher during submerged than during emerged conditions. Assemblage productivity increased from monospecific N. noltii, through mixed to monospecific assemblages of G. vermiculophylla. However, the photosynthetic efficiency at low light intensities (α) of N. noltii assemblages was higher than those dominated by G. vermiculophylla. Metabolic performance patterns were mainly caused by increasing macrophyte biomass from N. noltii to G. vermiculophylla dominated assemblages. Therefore, with the shift from N. noltii to G. vermiculophylla domination, it is likely that these communities will become less efficient, but their productivity will increase considerably.

  11. Expression of important pathway genes involved in withanolides biosynthesis in hairy root culture of Withania somnifera upon treatment with Gracilaria edulis and Sargassum wightii.

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    Sivanandhan, Ganeshan; Arunachalam, Chinnathambi; Selvaraj, Natesan; Sulaiman, Ali Alharbi; Lim, Yong Pyo; Ganapathi, Andy

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    The investigation of seaweeds, Gracilaria edulis and Sargassum wightii extracts was carried out for the estimation of growth characteristics and major withanolides production in hairy root culture of Withania somnifera. The extract of G. edulis (50%) in MS liquid basal medium enabled maximum production of dry biomass (5.46 g DW) and withanolides contents (withanolide A 5.23 mg/g DW; withaferin A 2.24 mg/g DW and withanone 4.83 mg/g DW) in hairy roots after 40 days of culture with 48 h contact time. The obtained withanolides contents were significantly higher (2.32-fold-2.66-fold) in hairy root culture when compared to the control. RT PCR analysis of important pathway genes such as SE, SS, HMGR and FPPS exhibited substantial higher expression upon the seaweed extracts treatment in hairy root culture. This experiment would paw a platform for withanolides production in hairy root culture with the influence of sea weed extracts for pharmaceutical companies in the future. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  12. Recruitment Dynamics of the Relict Palm, Jubaea chilensis: Intricate and Pervasive Effects of Invasive Herbivores and Nurse Shrubs in Central Chile.

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    Fleury, Marina; Marcelo, Wara; Vásquez, Rodrigo A; González, Luis Alberto; Bustamante, Ramiro O

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    Shrubs can have a net positive effect on the recruitment of other species, especially relict species in dry-stressful conditions. We tested the effects of nurse shrubs and herbivory defoliation on performance (survival and growth) of nursery-grown seedlings of the largest living palm, the relict wine palm Jubaea chilensis. During an 18-month period, a total of more than 300 seedlings were exposed to of four possible scenarios produced by independently weakening the effects of nurse shrubs and browsers. The experiment followed a two-way fully factorial design. We found consistent differences in survival between protected and unprotected seedlings (27.5% and 0.7%, respectively), and herbivory had a dramatic and overwhelmingly negative effect on seedling survival. The invasive rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is clearly creating a critical bottleneck in the regeneration process and might, therefore, partially explain the general lack of natural regeneration of wine palms under natural conditions. Apparently biotic filters mediated by ecological interactions are more relevant in the early stages of recruitment than abiotic, at least in invaded sites of central Chile. Our data reveal that plant-plant facilitation relationship may be modulated by plant-animal interactions, specifically by herbivory, a common and widespread ecological interaction in arid and semi-arid environments whose role has been frequently neglected. Treatments that protect young wine palm seedlings are mandatory to enable the seedlings to attain a height at which shoots are no longer vulnerable to browsing. Such protection is an essential first step toward the conservation and reintroduction of this emblematic and threatened species.

  13. Recruitment Dynamics of the Relict Palm, Jubaea chilensis: Intricate and Pervasive Effects of Invasive Herbivores and Nurse Shrubs in Central Chile.

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    Full Text Available Shrubs can have a net positive effect on the recruitment of other species, especially relict species in dry-stressful conditions. We tested the effects of nurse shrubs and herbivory defoliation on performance (survival and growth of nursery-grown seedlings of the largest living palm, the relict wine palm Jubaea chilensis. During an 18-month period, a total of more than 300 seedlings were exposed to of four possible scenarios produced by independently weakening the effects of nurse shrubs and browsers. The experiment followed a two-way fully factorial design. We found consistent differences in survival between protected and unprotected seedlings (27.5% and 0.7%, respectively, and herbivory had a dramatic and overwhelmingly negative effect on seedling survival. The invasive rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus is clearly creating a critical bottleneck in the regeneration process and might, therefore, partially explain the general lack of natural regeneration of wine palms under natural conditions. Apparently biotic filters mediated by ecological interactions are more relevant in the early stages of recruitment than abiotic, at least in invaded sites of central Chile. Our data reveal that plant-plant facilitation relationship may be modulated by plant-animal interactions, specifically by herbivory, a common and widespread ecological interaction in arid and semi-arid environments whose role has been frequently neglected. Treatments that protect young wine palm seedlings are mandatory to enable the seedlings to attain a height at which shoots are no longer vulnerable to browsing. Such protection is an essential first step toward the conservation and reintroduction of this emblematic and threatened species.

  14. Análisis de la implementación de programas de gestión del conocimiento en las empresas chilenas

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    Dario Liberona

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    Full Text Available La gestión del conocimiento es una nueva disciplina que facilita la creación, el almacenamiento, la transferencia y la aplicación de conocimientos en las organizaciones. En el caso de Chile no existe ningún estudio que aborde el estado de implementación de la gestión del conocimiento en las empresas y las dificultades para desarrollar estos programas. Este trabajo busca explorar el estado general de la implantación de estos programas en Chile y cuáles son las principales dificultades para desarrollarlos. Se identificaron 6 problemas principales para la adopción e implementación de programas de gestión del conocimiento, y se determina que si bien la gestión del conocimiento es conocida y valorada en las empresas chilenas, su adopción todavía es muy baja.

  15. Estratégias associadas à criação e destruição do valor em empresas chilenas

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    Full Text Available A geração do valor adicionado é, hoje, um dos objetivos principais no mundo dos negócios, e da sua manutenção dependerá a continuação da empresa no mercado. Com a combinação ótima dos recursos e a percepção favorável dos agentes, participando na corrente de valor, são maiores as possibilidades de se alcançar preços melhores ou redução da estrutura de custo, que, conseqüentemente, pode criar vantagens para o competidor na indústria. Este estudo analisa duas indústrias chilenas importantes, e a maneira como as variáveis distintas, internas e externas, afetam as posições do mercado.

  16. El binomio identidad y cultura presentes en la historieta chilena Condorito. Aproximaciones conceptuales y análisis histórico social en la realidad nacional.

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    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo tiene el objetivo general de identificar los elementos del binomio identidad y cultura presentes en la historieta chilena de René Ríos “Condorito”. Se abordarán los conceptos claves para luego generar una aproximación en el contexto histórico social al que pertenecen. De este modo se podrá observar cómo la definición de  ́lo propio ́ se encuentra representada en la historieta, además de la visión de  ́lo chileno ́ en la propuesta de Condorito.

  17. ¿Cuál es el crecimiento de largo plazo de la economía chilena? Una respuesta formal para una antigua pregunta

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio es estimar la tasa de crecimiento de la economía en un contexto de plena utilización de los recursos productivos. Se emplean para el análisis modelos univariados de series de tiempo, incluyendo una tendencia determinística (con quiebres de medias, y un modelo de estado-espacio que considera una tendencia estocástica y un componente cíclico, estimado por Filtro de Kalman. El componente cíclico es calculado con y sin cambios de régimen (Markov-switching models, de acuerdo con la idea de Friedman (1993 –plucking model. Los resultados indican que la tasa de crecimiento potencial de la economía chilena sería superior al 4% anual, acompañada de ciclos económicos asimétricos.

  18. Análisis de la implementación de programas de gestión del conocimiento en las empresas chilenas

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    Full Text Available La gestión del conocimiento es una nueva disciplina que facilita la creación, el almacenamiento, la transfe- rencia y la aplicación de conocimientos en las organizaciones. En el caso de Chile no existe ningún estudio que aborde el estado de implementación de la gestión del conocimiento en las empresas y las dificulta- des para desarrollar estos programas. Este trabajo busca explorar el estado general de la implantación de estos programas en Chile y cuáles son las principales dificultades para desarrollarlos. Se identificaron 6 problemas principales para la adopción e implementación de programas de gestión del conocimiento, y se determina que si bien la gestión del conocimiento es conocida y valorada en las empresas chilenas, su adopción todavía es muy baja.

  19. Evaluación ex-post de franquicia tributaria SENCE para capacitación laboral y su efecto sobre empresas chilenas

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    Full Text Available Este estudio analiza el impacto sobre una muestra de empresas chilenas que han utilizado la franquicia tributaria SENCE para capacitar a sus trabajadores. El impacto del programa se evalúa con el método cuasi-experimental de datos de panel utilizando la primera, segunda y tercera rondas de la Encuesta Longitudinal de Empresas, realizada por el Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas de Chile. A pesar de que diversos estudios previos muestran efectos positivos y estadísticamente significativos sobre los trabajadores capacitados en términos de empleabilidad y/o remuneraciones, los resultados de este estudio muestran que no ocurre necesariamente lo mismo a nivel de empresas, ya que no existen impactos significativos sobre las ventas ni crecimiento de las ventas, pero se observa un incremento en las ventas por empleado y la contratación de trabajadores de producción calificados.

  20. Análisis Crítico del Discurso de la representación intercultural en la prensa chilena

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    peruana y boliviana en la prensa chilena. Los medios objeto de estudio —seleccionados por su periodicidad y cobertura— son los diarios sensacionalistas La Cuarta y Las Últimas Noticias que, a su vez y respectivamente, pertenecen a los consorcios que duopolizan la entrega informativa a nivel nacional: Copesa y El Mercurio S.A.P. Para realizar este análisis se proyecta una matriz metodológica, derivada de la propuesta de Teun van Dijk denominada Análisis Crítico del Discurso (ACD, que permitirá comprender la construcción social de la realidad, a partir de los tratamientos noticiosos en y de las posibles relaciones interculturales- migratorias intra (mapuche y extra (peruana y boliviana del país.

  1. RELACIÓN ENTRE LOS INSUMOS DEL PLAN ESTRATÉGICO Y LOS RESULTADOS PARA LA ACREDITACIÓN. CASO APLICADO A UNIVERSIDADES CHILENAS

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    Ana María Barra Salazar

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    Full Text Available Es importante conocer el proceso de planificación estratégica que formulan las universidades, ya que les permite analizar los impactos en los resultados que obtienen, el logro de ciertos sellos diferenciadores y ventajas competitivas en relación a sus competidores, entre otros aspectos. Hoy en día los directivos universitarios deben reflexionar y cuestionarse cómo enfrentar este proceso y cuáles son las ventajas para una organización que lo posee. Es por esto que el objetivo de este artículo es analizar el grado de avance de los distintos insumos utilizados en la planificación estratégica y su relación con los resultados de las universidades en cuanto a acreditación, que les permitirán contar con una certificación de calidad en los procesos internos, y de este modo diferenciarse de otras instituciones de educación superior. Se utiliza como metodología la revisión bibliográfica de los términos relevantes del estudio, así como información secundaria de datos obtenidos de todas las universidades chilenas pertenecientes al Consorcio de Universidades Estatales Chilenas (CUECH. Luego, se definen criterios para cuantificar el grado de avance que presentan las universidades en relación a los in sumos involucrados en la formulación del plan estratégico, se analiza su relación con los resultados y se concluye que los planes estratégicos de las universidades están compuestos de distintos insumos y que el grado de avance en cuanto a su elaboración, n o tiene impacto en los resultados de las universidades.

  2. Segregación residencial en las principales ciudades chilenas: Tendencias de las tres últimas décadas y posibles cursos de acción

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    Full Text Available El patrón de segregación residencial de las ciudades chilenas se está transformando en dos sentidos principales: está cambiando su escala geográfica y está aumentando su malignidad. Estos cambios parecen estar afectando a la mayoría de las ciudades latinoamericanas. Están vinculados con las políticas de liberalización de los mercados de suelo y con los procesos de globalización económica y cultural de las últimas décadas. En el artículo se entrega información empírica sobre los efectos de estos cambios en tres ciudades chilenas (Santiago, Valparaíso, Concepción; y se discute teóricamente la relación entre desigualdad social y segregación espacial, rechazando el enfoque usual que ve a la segunda como un mero reflejo en el espacio de la primeraThe pattern of residential segregation is undergoing two crucial changes in Chilean cities: its geographical scale is shifting, and segregation’s malignancy is increasing. Seemingly, these changes are affecting most of Latin American cities. They are linked to the land markets’ liberalization policies and to the processes of economic and cultural globalization of the past decades. This paper presents empirical data showing the effects of these changes for three Chilean cities (Santiago, Valparaíso, Concepción; and theoretically discusses the relationship between social inequality and spatial segregation, rejecting the usual approach that considers the latter as a mere spatial reflection of the first

  3. Diagnóstico del estado de la alfabetización en información (ALFIN en las universidades chilenas

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    Full Text Available Se presenta la fundamentación teórica, metodología, aplicación de encuestas, análisis y discusión de resultados de un proyecto de trabajo de campo para hacer un diagnóstico sobre la implantación o posibilidades de desarrollar programas de alfabetización en información en universidades chilenas. Se analiza el planteamiento del proyecto: la fundamentación epistemológica, estableciendo las convenciones de lo que se va a entender por alfabetización en información, las competencias y su proyección en programas educativos mediante un modelo (Tuning, como también en el currículo, y por último las competencias en información para definir el diseño instruccional y el diseño curricular de los programas de alfabetización en información. Se presenta la metodología del proyecto para conocer el estado del arte de estos programas en las universidades chilenas, formulando una encuesta que fue aplicada, de modo que se presentan y analizan los resultados, a partir de los cuales se enuncian unas recomendaciones, que sirven para apoyar una vía que establezca un modelo de integración de los programas de alfabetización en información para la educación en universidades.

  4. La empresa educativa Chilena

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    Full Text Available Este artículo describe y analiza las características del llamado "experimento educativo chileno", tanto en sus aspectos estructurales, como de implementación, así como sus esenciales consecuencias. Finalmente se describen las principales tendencias generadas desde los movimientos sociales, que han implicado procesos de resistencia a las medidas neoliberales, así como una incipiente capacidad de propuesta alternativa. Para ello se revisaron un conjunto de fuentes primarias y secundarias de investigación sobre los alcances de este modelo. El artículo muestra que la aplicación sistemática de políticas educativas neoliberales es algo inédito en América Latina y que ha generado fenómenos y procesos sociales muy particulares, tanto de reproducción del modelo, como de resistencia social al mismo.

  5. Seaweed Competition: Ulva Sp. has the Potential to Produce the Betaine Lipid Diacylglyceryl-O-4’-(N,N,N,-Trimethyl) Homoserine (DGTS) in Order to Replace Phosphatidylcholine (PC) Under Phosphate-Limiting Conditions in the P-Limited Dutch Wadden Sea and Outcompete an Aggressive Non-Indigenous Gracilaria vermiculophylla Red Drift Algae Out of this Unique Unesco World Heritage Coastal Area

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    Ginneken, van V.J.T.; Gittenberger, A.; Rensing, M.; Vries, de E.; Peeters, E.T.H.M.; Verheij, E.

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    The present study tested in the Western Dutch Wadden Sea (WDW) UNESCO World Heritage Site why an on a global scale the aggressive non-indigenous red drift alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla didn’t succeed to overgrow the WDC. In such a multifaceted complex ecosystem like the dynamic WDC it seems like

  6. La enseñanza básica en Chile desde 1970 hasta 2009. Continuidades, cambiantes paradigmas e influencia extranjera en la escuela básica chilena

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    La enseñanza básica en Chile desde 1970 hasta 2009: Continuidades, cambiantes paradigmas e influencia extranjera en la escuela básica chilena. Palabras clave: Filosofía educacional, enseñanza básica pública, paradigmas, pedagogía Resumen: En esta ponencia nos proponemos analizar la enseñanza básica...

  7. Identification and characterization of a novel legume-like lectin cDNA sequence from the red marine algae Gracilaria fisheri.

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    Suttisrisung, Sukanya; Senapin, Saengchan; Withyachumnarnkul, Boonsirm; Wongprasert, Kanokpan

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    A legume-type lectin (L-Lectin) gene of the red algae Gracilaria fisheri (GFL) was cloned by rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). The full-length cDNA of GFL was 1714 bp and contained a 1542 bp open reading frame encoding 513 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 56.5 kDa. Analysis of the putative amino acid sequence with NCBI-BLAST revealed a high homology (30-68%) with legume-type lectins (L-lectin) from Griffithsia japonica, Clavispora lusitaniae, Acyrthosiphon pisum, Tetraodon nigroviridis and Xenopus tropicalis. Phylogenetic relationship analysis showed the highest sequence identity to a glycoprotein of the red algae Griffithsia japonica (68%) (GenBank number AAM93989). Conserved Domain Database analysis detected an N-terminal carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD), the characteristic of L-lectins, which contained two sugar binding sites and a metal binding site. The secondary structure prediction of GFL showed a beta-sheet structure, connected with turn and coil. The most abundant structural element of GFL was the random coil, while the alpha-helixes were distributed at the N- and C-termini, and 21 beta-sheets were distributed in the CRD. Computer analysis of three-dimensional structure showed a common feature of L-lectins of GFL, which included an overall globular shape that was composed of a beta-sandwich of two anti-parallel beta-sheets, monosaccharide binding sites, were on the top of the structure and in proximity with a metal binding site. Northern blot analysis using a DIG-labelled probe derived from a partial GFL sequence revealed a hybridization signal of (approx.) 1.7 kb consistent with the length of the full-length GFL cDNA identified by RACE. No detectable band was observed from control total RNA extracted from filamentous green algae.

  8. Production of Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids from Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Rhodophyta) Cultured Through One Year in an Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) System.

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    Barceló-Villalobos, Marta; Figueroa, Félix L; Korbee, Nathalie; Álvarez-Gómez, Félix; Abreu, Maria H

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    This study evaluates the production of biomass and mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) throughout the year in Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Rhodophyta) collected in Ria de Aveiro (Portugal). The algae were grown in outdoor tanks in seawater with the addition of fishpond effluents under two different water flows (100 and 200 L h -1 ) in an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) system (tanks 1200 L; 1.5 m 2 ) and different algal densities (3, 5, and 7 kg m -2 ). MAA content in IMTA seaweeds was significantly affected by the interaction of time and stocking density, but not by the water flow. The highest MAA content was observed in April (about 3.13 mg g -1 DW) followed by May (1.79 mg g -1 DW). Seaweed biomass productivity was higher in May (372.06 g DW m -2  week -1 ) than in April (353.40 g DW m -2  week -1 ). Four MAAs were identified by HPLC and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) in G. vermiculophylla: Porphyra-334, Shinorine, Palythine and Asterina-330. The highest levels of Porphyra-334 and Shinorine were reached from November to January and the Palythine + Asterina-330 from April to August. Taking into account the average biomass and MAA production of G. vermiculophylla growing in this IMTA system (8.56 g of MAA in 18 m 2 culture along 8 months; 35.5% produced in April), a total amount of 71.33 g MAA year -1 could be produced in this system by scaling up to 100 m 2 . MAAs could be further used as photoprotector and antioxidant compounds in cosmetic products.

  9. Highly oxygenated antioxidative 2H-chromen derivative from the red seaweed Gracilaria opuntia with pro-inflammatory cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase inhibitory properties.

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    Makkar, Fasina; Chakraborty, Kajal

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    Phytochemical investigation of the thalli of ethyl acetate-methanol extract of the red seaweed Gracilaria opuntia led to isolation of a substituted 2H-chromen derivative of unusual structure possessing highly oxygenated carbon skeleton, characterised as 2-acetoxy-2-(5-acetoxy-4-methyl-2-oxotetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)ethyl 4-(3-methoxy-2-(methoxymethyl)-7-methyl-3,4,4a,7,8,8a-hexahydro-2H-chromen-4-yloxy)-5-methylheptanoate, which have not been reported in nature. The chemical structure was resolved by detailed spectroscopic analysis. The anti-inflammatory activity of the newly reported metabolite was determined by pro-inflammatory cyclooxygenase and 5-lipoxygenase inhibitory assays. The anti-inflammatory selectivity index of the title compound recorded greater value (SI: anti-cycloxygense-[Formula: see text]/anti-cycloxygense-[Formula: see text] ~ 1.26) than synthetic NSAIDs (aspirin and ibuprofen, SI: 0.02 and 0.44, respectively), and consequently, appeared to be safer. The antioxidative activity of the title compound was significantly greater as determined by 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl and 2, 2'-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) radical scavenging activities (IC 50 0.26-0.32 mg/mL) compared to α-tocopherol (IC 50  > 0.6 mg/mL), and was comparable to the synthetic antioxidants butylated hydroxytoluene and butylated hydroxyanisole (IC 50  ~ 0.25-0.34 mg/mL).

  10. Purification and Characterization of Agarase from Marine Bacteria Acinetobacter sp. PS12B and Its Use for Preparing Bioactive Hydrolysate from Agarophyte Red Seaweed Gracilaria verrucosa.

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    Leema Roseline, T; Sachindra, N M

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    Acinetobacter strain PS12B was isolated from marine sediment and was found to be a good candidate to degrade agar and produce agarase enzyme. The extracellular agarase enzyme from strain PS12B was purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation followed by DEAE-cellulose ion-exchange chromatography. The specific activity of the crude enzyme which was 1.52 U increased to 45.76 U, after two-stage purification, with an enzyme yield of 9.76%. Purified enzyme had a molecular mass of 24 kDa. The optimum pH and temperature for activity of purified agarase were found to be 8.0 and 40 °C, respectively. The K m and V max values for agarase were 4.69 mg/ml and 0.5 μmol/min, respectively. Treatment with EDTA reduced the agarase activity by 58% at 5 mM concentration. The enzyme activity was stimulated by the presence of Fe 2+ , Mn 2+ , and Ca2 + ions while reducing reagents (β-mercaptoethanol and dithiothreitol, DTT) enhanced its activity by 30-40%. The purified agarase exhibited tolerance to both detergents and organic solvents. Major hydrolysis products of agar were DP4 and also a mixture of longer oligosaccharides DP6 and DP7. The enzyme hydrolysed seaweed (Gracilaria verrucosa) exhibited strong antioxidant activity in vitro. Successful hydrolysis of seaweed indicates the potential use of the enzyme to produce seaweed hydrolysate having health benefits as well as the industrial application like the production of biofuels.

  11. The Environmentally Sound Aquaculture Strategies Based on Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metal of Lead (Pb) on Seaweed of Gracilaria verrucosa on Aquaculture Areas of MuararejaVillage, Tegal City

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    Nurjanah; Ambariyanto; Supriharyono; Yulianto, Bambang

    2018-02-01

    Community activities such as industry, trade, animal husbandry and agriculture and ssettlements resulting in heavy metals of lead (Pb) can be accumulated in water, sediment and seaweed Gracillaria verrucosa. It can contaminate ponds and affect aquaculture activities in Tegal. Seaweed Gracilaria verrucosa is afisheries commodity that has economical value and cultivated in the area of aquaculture MuararejaTegal. It can serve as fitoremedian that will help reduce the impact of heavy metal pollution due to its ability to accumulate pollutants. The objective of this study was to analyze bioaccumulation of heavy metals of lead (Pb) and its relationship with water quality management in order to develop seaweed cultivation of Gracillaria verrucosa in ponds in the area of aquaculture MuararejaTegal. The method used in this study is a survey, analysis of heavy metals of lead (Pb) in pond water, sediment and seaweed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) and the data were analyzed by descriptive quantitative. Bioconcentration of lead (Pb) during the dry season in pond water, sediment and seaweed Gracillaria verrucosa was measured from 0.003 to 0.025 ppm,5.543 to 23.699 ppm and 0.209 to 0.326 ppm respectively. While in the rainy season bioconcentration of lead (Pb) are from 0.003 to 0.015 ppm, sediment from 6.377 to 9.858 ppm and 0.209 to 0.326 ppm respectively. Bioconcentration of Pb in dry season was higher than in the rainy season and the biggest bioconcentration was found in the sediment pond waters. Pb bioaccumulation low and still below the quality standards of the Ministry of Environment decision 51 of 2004 so that the product is safe for consumption.

  12. Increased potential for wound activated production of Prostaglandin E2and related toxic compounds in non-native populations of Gracilaria vermiculophylla.

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    Hammann, Mareike; Rempt, Martin; Pohnert, Georg; Wang, Gaoge; Boo, Sung Min; Weinberger, Florian

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    The capacity of the East Asian seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla ("Ogonori") for production of prostaglandin E 2 from arachidonic acid occasionally causes food poisoning after ingestion. During the last two decades the alga has been introduced to Europe and North America. Non-native populations have been shown to be generally less palatable to marine herbivores than native populations. We hypothesized that the difference in palatability among populations could be due to differences in the algal content of prostaglandins. We therefore compared the capacity for wound-activated production of prostaglandins and other eicosatetraenoid oxylipins among five native populations in East Asia and seven non-native populations in Europe and NW Mexico, using a targeted metabolomics approach. In two independent experiments non-native populations exhibited a significant tendency to produce more eicosatetraenoids than native populations after acclimation to identical conditions and subsequent artificial wounding. Fourteen out of 15 eicosatetraenoids that were detected in experiment I and all 19 eicosatetraenoids that were detected in experiment II reached higher mean concentrations in non-native than in native specimens. Wounding of non-native specimens resulted on average in 390% more 15-keto-PGE 2 , in 90% more PGE 2 , in 37% more PGA 2 and in 96% more 7,8-di-hydroxy-eicosatetraenoic acid than wounding of native specimens. Not only PGE 2 , but also PGA 2 and dihydroxylated eicosatetraenoic acid are known to deter various biological enemies of G. vermiculophylla that cause tissue or cell wounding, and in the present study the latter two compounds also repelled the mesograzer Littorina brevicula. Non-native populations of G. vermiculophylla are thus more defended against herbivory than native populations. This increased capacity for activated chemical defense may have contributed to their invasion success and at the same time it poses an elevated risk for human food safety

  13. Migratory timing, rate, routes and wintering areas of White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps chilensis, a key seed disperser for Patagonian forest regeneration.

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    Full Text Available Migratory animals often play key ecological roles within the communities they visit throughout their annual journeys. As a consequence of the links between biomes mediated by migrants, changes in one biome could affect remote areas in unpredictable ways. Migratory routes and timing of most Neotropical austral migrants, which breed at south temperate latitudes of South America and overwinter closer to or within tropical latitudes of South America, have yet to be described in detail. As a result, our understanding about how these birds provide links between South American biomes is almost non-existent. White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps chilensis is a long-distance austral migrant that breeds in the Patagonian Forest biome and overwinters in tropical South America. Because this small flycatcher plays a key role in the regeneration of this ecosystem, our objective was to describe the annual cycle of White-crested elaenias to evaluate the degree of migratory connectivity between breeding and wintering areas and therefore to determine if there are specific biomes of northern South America linked by elaenias to Patagonian forests. Fifteen individuals were successfully tracked throughout a complete migration cycle using miniature light-level geolocators. All individuals resided and moved through the same general regions. During fall (March-April-May, elaenias were located in the Caatinga and the Atlantic Forest biomes, from Rio de Janeiro to the region near Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. During winter (June-July-Aug., birds were located further inland, within the Cerrado biome. Birds used three different routes during fall migration. Our results indicate that some individuals use a direct route, flying between 500-600 km/day, crossing desert and grasslands, while others took a detour, flying 100-200 km/day through forested areas with refueling opportunities. All birds used the Yunga forest during spring migration, with ten out of 15 individuals

  14. EL INGRESO DE LA MUJER CHILENA A LA UNIVERSIDAD Y LOS CAMBIOS EN LA COSTUMBRE POR MEDIO DE LA LEY 1872-1877

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    Full Text Available El artículo reconstruye el proceso que llevó a la firma del llamado "Decreto Amunátegui", que permitió el ingreso de la mujer chilena a la universidad, y estudia la polémica que causó esta medida en la opinión pública. Para ello, se da cuenta de los intentos de dos directoras de colegios secundarios femeninos, Antonia Tarragó e Isabel Le Brun (en 1872 y 1876, respectivamente, porque sus alumnas dieran exámenes válidos para entrar a la Universidad de Chile. Los comentarios de sus infructuosos intentos en la prensa crearon el ambiente necesario para que el Ministro de Instrucción Pública, Miguel Luis Amunátegui, firmara, en febrero de 1877, el decreto que facilitaba a las mujeres el ingreso a la educación superior. Se estudia el significado de esta medida en el contexto de la secularización que experimentaba la sociedad chilena, lo cual se aprecia en la polémica desatada entre la prensa católica y la prensa liberal luego de la firma del mencionado decreto. Se concluye que esta medida refleja la tensión modernidad / tradición que caracteriza a la segunda mitad del siglo XIX chilenoThis article reconstructs the process that culminated in the "Decreto Amunátegui", which allowed Chilean women the application to university studies. It analyzes the polemics which took place in the country's public opinion, starting with the initiative by Antonia Tarragó and Isabel Le Brun (1872 and 1876 respectively for the recognition of high school exams as valid to apply to the Universidad de Chile. Press commentaries on their unsuccessful efforts contributed to building up the political environment for the signature, in February, 1877, by Miguel Luis Amunátegui, Minister of Education, of the decree facilitating the admittance of women to higher education. This article reflects on the significance of this decree in the context of the underlying secularization process, by paying special attention to the conflict expressed in the positions

  15. Micro-environmental changes induced by shape and size of forest openings: effects on Austrocedrus chilensis and Nothofagus dombeyi seedlings performance in a Pinus contorta plantation of Patagonia, Argentina

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    Pafundi, L.; Urretavizcaya, M.F.; Defosse, G.E.

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    Aim of the study: to analyze, within a Pinus contorta plantation, the effects of artificially created small rectangular and small medium circular canopy gaps on: i) photosynthetic active radiation (PAR), and soil temperature and moisture, and ii) survival and growth of planted Austrocedrus chilensis and Nothofagus dombeyi seedlings, species which formerly composed the natural forest of the area. Study area: A 2 ha stand of a Pinus contorta stand in Los Alerces National Park, Argentina (42°43’S, 71°43’W, 490 m.a.s.l.). Material and methods: The Pinus contorta stand was 25 yr old, 22 m height and 26 cm DBH, presenting 1000 trees ha-1 of density and 53 m2 ha-1 of basal area. In 2009, rectangular and circular gaps were created within the stand and then seedlings were planted. During two growing seasons (2010-2011 and 2011-2012), PAR, soil temperature and moisture were measured in gaps and understory (control), and seedling survival and growth in gaps. Main results: During both seasons, soil temperature did not differ among gaps and control, whereas PAR and soil moisture were lower in control than in gaps. Seedling survival was high in all gaps regardless of species and season. Seedlings showed higher diameter growth in rectangular than in circular gaps. Research highlights: Austrocedrus chilensis and N. dombeyi seedlings survival is high and their growth slightly affected, when planted in differently-sized canopy gaps within a Pinus contorta plantation in Patagonia. However, other gap sizes and stand densities should be tested before recommending which one shows better results for reconverting monocultures into former native forests. Abbreviations used: PAR (Photosynthetic Active Radiation); DBH (Diameter at Breast Height); INTA (Argentinean Institute of Agricultural Technology); IFONA (Argentinean Forest Institute). (Author)

  16. Gas exchange and leaf specific mass of different foliar cohorts of the wintergreen shrub Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. stuntz (Eleocarpaceae fifteen days before the flowering and the fall of the old cohort

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    Full Text Available In the beginning of the spring Aristotelia chilensis sheds the old cohort, forms a new one and flowers. Fifteen days before the flowering and the fall we measured net photosynthesis (A, transpiration (E, water use efficiency (WUE, specific leaf mass (SLM and area and mass of leaves per branch in old and new cohorts. Under low irradiance the old cohort exhibited higher mean values of A and WUE on area bases (PNo início da primavera Aristotelia chilensis perde as folhas da cohort mais velha, forma uma nova cohort e floresce. Quinze dias antes da floração e perda da cohort velha medimos: fotossíntese líquida (A, transpiração (E, eficiência do uso da água (EUA, massa específica da folha (MEF e área e massa das folhas por ramo nas cohorts nova e velha. Sob baixa radiação a cohort velha apresentou valores médios maiores de A e EUA expressos em área (P<0.05. Sob alta radiação A e EUA expressos em massa foram maiores na cohort mais nova devido à sua baixa MEF (42.10 gm-2 comparada à cohort mais velha (79.53 gm-2. A cohort mais velha exibiu 3.7 vezes mais massa seca por ramo, compensando sua baixa performance expressa em massa. Concluímos que a cohort mais velha é uma importante fonte de carbono durante processos que representam fortes drenos na primavera: a construção de novas folhas e a floração.

  17. Isolamento químico e validação analítica por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência de quercitrina em Solidago chilensis Meyen (Asteraceae

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    Full Text Available RESUMO A espécie Solidago chilensis Meyen, Asteraceae é conhecida como erva-lanceta ou arnica-brasileira, sendo utilizada popularmente como antimicrobiana e para o tratamento de inflamações tópicas. No entanto, estudos fitoquímicos e farmacológicos para as partes aéreas são escassos. Neste trabalho, realizou-se a determinação de flavonoides por espectrofotometria de UV/Vis, prospecção fitoquímica da fração acetato de etila visando o isolamento do constituinte químico majoritário e validação analítica por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (CLAE. O teor de flavonoides totais foi de 5,42%, representados como hiperosídeo. O fracionamento químico utilizando métodos cromatográficos (cromatografia líquida em coluna gel de sílica; CHCl3:EtOH; 8:2 v/v e espectroscópicos (1H RMN,13C RMN e ESI-MS revelou o isolamento de quercetina-3-O-α-L-ramnosídeo(quercitrina. A sensibilidade e a linearidade (r = 0,999 da validação analítica, utilizando a quercitrina isolada do extrato hidroalcoólico da planta, revelaram um rendimento de 5,29% do analito em relação à droga vegetal. Precisão, recuperação e robustez, além dos valores estabelecidos para os limites de detecção (LOD e de quantificação (LOQ, poderão ser utilizados como parâmetros de qualidade para extratos à base de S. chilensis.

  18. [Transition from pediatric to adult health care services for adolescents with chronic diseases: Recommendations from the Adolescent Branch from Sociedad Chilena de Pediatría].

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    Zubarew, Tamara; Correa, Loreto; Bedregal, Paula; Besoain, Carolina; Reinoso, Alejandro; Velarde, Macarena; Valenzuela, María Teresa; Inostroza, Carolina

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    The Adolescent Branch from Sociedad Chilena de Pediatría supports the implementation of planned programs for transition from child to adult health centers, oriented to adolescents with chronic diseases, in order to ensure an appropriate follow-up and a high-quality health care. Recommendations for care are set out in the FONIS and VRI PUC project carried out by the Division of Pediatrics of the Universidad Católica de Chile: “Transition process from pediatric to adult services: perspectives of adolescents with chronic diseases, caregivers and health professionals”, whose goal was to describe the experience, barriers, critical points, and facilitators in the transition process. Critical points detected in this study were: existence of a strong bond between adolescents, caregivers and the pediatric team, resistance to transition, difficulty developing autonomy and self-management among adolescents; invisibility of the process of adolescence; and lack of communication between pediatric and adult team during the transfer. According to these needs, barriers and critical points, and based on published international experiences, recommendations are made for implementation of gradual and planned transition processes, with emphasis on the design and implementation of transition policies, establishment of multidisciplinary teams and transition planning. We discuss aspects related to coordination of teams, transfer timing, self-care and autonomy, transition records, adolescent and family participation, need for emotional support, ethical aspects involved, importance of confidentiality, need for professional training, and the need for evaluation and further research on the subject.

  19. Primer registro de Dasypsyllus (Avesopsylla lasius lasius (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae en nidos de golondrina chilena, Tachycineta meyeni (Passeriformes: Hirundinidae, en Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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    Rosana ARAMBURÚ

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    Full Text Available La golondrina chilena, Tachycineta meyeni (Cabanis, nidifica en el centro de Chile y suroeste de Argentina. En invierno migra a Bolivia, Paraguay y al sureste de Brasil. Estas golondrinas ocuparon una serie de cajas-nido en Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. Luego de la temporada de cría, tratamos los nidos con acetato de etilo y los revisamos en búsqueda de artrópodos hematófagos. Encontramos pulgas adultas, que fueron fijadas, aclaradas, deshidratadas, diafanizadas y montadas en un derivado de clavo de olor para su observación al microsocopio óptico. Identificamos machos y hembras de Dasypsyllus (Avesopsylla lasius lasius (Rothschild. En Argentina, esta pulga es conocida solamente en Sierra de la Ventana (Buenos Aires, donde se la halló parasitando la golondrina barranquera, Notiochelidon cyanoleuca patagonica (Vieillot. La información disponible debería complementarse con prospecciones en localidades intermedias. Otras aves relacionadas con ambas golondrinas por la ocupación de nidos, como el rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda (Gmelin, ratona común (Troglodytes aedon Vieillot, caminera común (Geositta cunicularia (Vieillot, hornero (Furnarius rufus (Gmelin, podrían contribuir a la dispersión de la pulga entre las dos localidades registradas.

  20. Un amor estratificado: narrativas, prácticas y la infraestructura del amor de tres mujeres chilenas de diferentes estratos sociales

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    Amanda Rutllant

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo es un estudio exploratorio que busca incorporar la variable estratificación a la actual discusión académica en torno a lastransformaciones en la intimidad y lasformas de vivir el amor en la modernidad tardía producto de los proceso de individuación. Asimismo se hace hincapié en la conceptualización material del amor, considerando las prácticas y objetos de consumo amoroso como factores determinantes de la vivencia del amor. A través de un estudio exploratorio/comparativo basado en el análisis de historias de vida de tres mujeres chilenas de diferentes estratossocio-económicos se busca problematizar las categorías conceptuales que hoy se utilizan en el debate sociológico en torno al amor. Como se verá, el factor estratificación demuestra que el amor se vive de formas diferentes dependiendo del estrato social así como también de las materialidades.

  1. Evolución de la industria chilena de fondos mutuos: análisis de su performance (2000-2005

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    Benito Umaña Hermosilla

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente estudio, los autores desarrollan un análisis riguroso de la evolución de la Industria Chilena de Fondos Mutuos. Se aplican para ello las medidas tradicionales de performance, correspondientes a los autores Sharpe, Treynor y Jensen, poniendo para ello de manifiesto, que su funcionamiento correcto depende de una serie de circunstancias, que no siempre se cumplen en los mercados financieros. En estos casos se aplican medidas alternativas de medición de la performance, las cuales eliminan las incoherencias detectadas. Estas medidas fueron desarrolladas por los profesores Ferruz y Sarto (1997. El presente estudio comprende el periodo 2000- 2005. Se analizan rentabilidades mensuales correspondientes a 196 fondos mutuos de renta variable. Los índices alternativos no hicieron más que ratificar el resultado de los índices originales. Se concluye además que las gestoras con mayor patrimonio administrado no poseen los mejores índices de performance, similar situación ocurre con aquellas gestoras pertenecientes a la industria bancaria.

  2. Evolución de la industria chilena de fondos mutuos. Análisis de su performance (2000-2005

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    Benito Umaña Hermosilla

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    Full Text Available En el presente estudio, los autores desarrollan un análisis riguroso de la evolución de la Industria Chilena de Fondos Mutuos. Se aplican para ello las medidas tradicionales de performance,  correspondientes a los autores Sharpe, Treynor y Jensen, poniendo para ello de manifiesto, que su funcionamiento correcto depende de una serie de circunstancias, que no siempre se cumplen en los mercados financieros. En estos casos se aplican  medidas alternativas de medición de la performance, las cuales eliminan las incoherencias detectadas. Estas medidas fueron desarrolladas por los profesores Ferruz y Sarto (1997. El presente estudio comprende el periodo 2000- 2005. Se analizan rentabilidades mensuales correspondientes a 196 fondos mutuos de renta variable. Los índices alternativos no hicieron más que ratificar el resultado de los índices originales. Se concluye además que las gestoras con mayor patrimonio administrado no poseen los mejores índices de performance, similar  situación ocurre con aquellas gestoras pertenecientes a la industria bancaria.

  3. CONOCIMIENTO DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE MEDICINA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN SOBRE LA LEY CHILENA DE DERECHOS Y DEBERES DE LOS PACIENTES

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    Ricardo Varas Abarca

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Caracterizar el nivel de conocimiento de la ley en los estudiantes de Medicina de la Universidad de Concepción. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo de corte transversal, realizado a través de una encuesta por plataforma en internet a estudiantes voluntarios de la carrera de Medicina de la Universidad de Concepción. Se contó con la participación de 133 estudiantes, cuyos datos entregados fueron procesados por el programa Microsoft Excel. Resultados: De 103 encuestas válidas, 55,34% fueron aplicadas a hombres y el 80,58% de los estudiantes sabía de la existencia de la ley. De estos, el 80,72% dijo conocer algún derecho y el 67,47% calificó con un conocimiento adecuado. El 70,52% consideró que esta ley es útil y a un 88.35% le gustaría saber más de ella. Conclusiones: En conclusión, un 67,47% de los estudiantes de Medicina de la Universidad de Concepción tiene un conocimiento adecuado sobre la Ley de los Derechos y Deberes de los Pacientes, lo cual es un aliento para continuar trabajando en el desarrollo de la Bioética en las universidades chilenas. Palabras Clave: Bioética, pacientes, derechos del paciente, estudiantes de medicina.

  4. Psicopatía y delincuencia: comparaciones y diferencias entre ofensores sexuales y delincuentes comunes en una cárcel chilena

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    José Cabrera Sánchez

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    Full Text Available En esta investigación se compararon ofensores sexuales y delincuentes comunes de una cárcel chilena en relación con la psicopatía. La muestra constó de 57 agresores sexuales y 82 delincuentes comunes, todos condenados y recluidos en el Centro Cumplimiento Penitenciario de la ciudad de Puerto Montt, Chile. El instrumento utilizado en esta investigación fue el Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R, de Robert Hare. Los resultados demuestran que el nivel de psicopatía parece no influir de manera significativa en el hecho de estar condenado por algún tipo de delito sexual; por otra parte, se aprecian niveles moderados de psicopatía en personas condenadas por delitos no violentos. A medida que aumentan las características psicopáticas se aprecia una asociación positiva con la participación en delitos violentos y/o de sangre. Se concluye que los ofensores sexuales y delincuentes comunes reincidentes presentan niveles mayores de psicopatía.

  5. La oposición a la dictadura de Miguel Primo de Rivera a través de la prensa mercurial chilena (1923-1930

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    Full Text Available Este artículo examina algunos aspectos del accionar opositor al gobierno de Miguel Primo de Rivera desde una mirada sudamericana: el diario El Mercurio, influyente periódico en la sociedad chilena. Las reacciones frente al alzamiento primorriverista de 1923; la crítica política junto a algunos intentos de defenestrar la Dictadura;  y el  rechazo al proyecto de institucionalización autoritaria y antiliberal, son los temas abordados.Palabras claves: Primo de Rivera – Dictadura – Oposición – Visión de El Mercurio.___________________________Abstract:This article examines certain aspects of the opposition to the dictatorshipof Miguel Primo de Rivera from a South American point of view: that of El  Mercurio, an influential Chilean newspaper. The reaction to the coup d'etat of Primo de Rivera in 1923, political criticism together with certain attempts to unseat the dictator, and the rejection of the authoritarian and antiliberal political project are all considered. KeyWords: Primo de Rivera, Dictatorship, Opposition, Viewpoint of El Mercurio

  6. Arquitectura de la Política Educativa Chilena (1990-2014: el currículum, lugar de la metáfora

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    María Angélica Oliva

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    Full Text Available Se analiza la arquitectura de la Política Educativa Chilena (1990-2014, en su Marco Curricular Nacional y sus Bases Curriculares Nacionales, considerando la capacidad epistemológica de sus metáforas, que son utilizadas como dispositivos de investigación. Se postula que el ensamblaje de subsidiariedad, subsidio a la demanda y currículum técnico, induce la vigencia de la racionalidad técnica. La investigación documental unida a una técnica hermenéutica, pone en evidencia la persistencia de la racionalidad técnica, inaugurada en la reforma de 1965, profundizada en la dictadura, y perfeccionada en los gobiernos de la Concertación, provocando un efecto de ajuste del orden escolar al orden neoliberal. La magnitud de la desigualdad educativa exige que la política educativa garantice el derecho a la educación.

  7. Agua, Poder y Discursos: Conflictos Socio-territoriales por la construcción de centrales hidroeléctricas en la Patagonia Chilena

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    Romero Toledo, Hugo

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    Full Text Available Chile is going to celebrate soon two hundred years of republican life and thirty five years of the application of a neoliberal economic model, in respect of which there are a lot of conflicts related with the land/capital dicotomy and water like a main resource. One of these conflicts is currently taking place in Chilean Patagonia, where, as a direct result of water privatization, a large hydropower project, supported by transnational companies collisions with traditional production and highly environmental quality landscapes.

    Chile está próximo a celebrar su Bicentenario de vida republicana y sus treinta y cinco años desde la aplicación de un estricto modelo económico neoliberal, donde han surgido numerosos conflictos que involucran a la dicotomía capital/territorio y que implican al agua como recurso principal. Uno de estos conflictos es el que actualmente ocurre en la Región de Aysén en la Patagonia Chilena donde, producto de la privatización del agua, un megaproyecto de producción hidroeléctrica de inversión transnacional colisiona con territorios de alta calidad ambiental y producción tradicional.

  8. Chistes par(ra reordenar el canon: Roberto Bolaño, Nicanor Parra y la poesía chilena

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    Full Text Available “Todo se lo debo a Parra” – con estas y semejantes palabras de elogio Roberto Bolaño le asignó un lugar central al antipoeta chileno dentro de su amplio canon personal. No obstante, la amplia crítica bolañiana hasta el momento no pareciera haber estudiado a fondo las múltiples dimensiones de esta relación entre los dos autores chilenos. El presente estudio pretende analizar, por lo tanto, de qué manera los postulados ético-estéticos de Parra y de su antipoesía le sirven a Bolaño como punto de referencia clave para reordenar el canon de la literatura chilena contemporánea. Además, se discutirá el papel clave que desempeña Bolaño en el renovado interés de la crítica en la obra de Nicanor Parra durante los últimos años.

  9. Contra-tradición: prácticas críticas y desestabilizadoras de escritoras chilenas de principios de siglo XX

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    Marina d. A. Alvarado Cornejo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This article reviews the writing of critical speeches of the Chilean poets and storytellers Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957, Teresa Wilms Montt (1893-1921, Maria Monvel (1899-1936, Maria Luisa Bombal (1910-1980 and Maria Carolina Geel (1913-1996, who appropriated this genre as a strategy to reassert networks between women and, at the same time, be inserted inside the complex chilean and latinamerican cultural and literary field. Este artículo revisa la escritura de discursos críticos de las poetas y narradoras chilenas Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957, Teresa Wilms Montt (1893- 921, María Monvel (1899-1936, María Luisa Bombal (1910-1980 y María Carolina Geel (1913-1996, quienes se apropian de este género a modo de estrategia para reafirmar las redes entre mujeres y, a su vez, insertarse dentro del complejo campo cultural y literario chileno y latinoamericano.

  10. La antropología rural chilena en las dos últimas décadas: situación y perspectivas

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    Roberto Hernández

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo proporciona una revisión analítica y proyectiva del desarrollo de la antropología rural en Chile durante las dos últimas décadas. La investigación se ha basado en un análisis de los estudios de antropología rural chilena realizados durante los últimos veinte años, centrados especialmente sobre los cambios ocurridos en la sociedad rural. Se identificó un tratamiento particular y descriptivo de los fenómenos rurales, pero sólo algunos intentos de producir elementos teórico-conceptuales que permitan comprender e interpretar los procesos socioculturales que se han producido en el sector rural chileno. Como consecuencia de esta situación, los autores ofrecen algunas propuestas para la próxima década, con el fin de ofrecer un desarrollo disciplinario consecuente con los retos impuestos por la nueva ruralidad.

  11. Poder, Ideología y el Consenso de Washington: Desarrollo y Expansión de la Política Chilena de Vivienda.

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    Alan Gilbert

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    Full Text Available Es bien sabido que a menudo la realidad supera la ficción. Esto ciertamente se aplica en el caso del modelo de subsidio habitacional en Chile. Desarrollado por los chilenos con ayuda de la ideología neo-liberal inventada en Chicago, las poderosas instituciones de Washington DC aparecen como actores menores en la escena chilena. Inicialmente, Chile necesitaba el apoyo y financiamiento del Banco Mundial pero una vez conseguidos, Chile siguió su propia agenda. El Banco de Desarrollo Interamericano y USAID no lograron mucho más. Chile era el amo y señor en su propia casa. ¿Fue ésta una victoria para la autonomía nacional por sobre el poder del financiamiento internacional?. Ciertamente no, porque el nuevo modelo que se estaba aplicando en Chile fue el precursor de mucho de lo que se estaba implementando desde Washington en los días de ajuste estructural. Chile “ganó” porque aceptó las reglas del nuevo juego establecido por instituciones muchísimo más poderosas que los bancos de desarrollo multilaterales. Washington del Desarrollo aprendió mucho de Chile y luego aplicó lo aprendido a los países más endeudados, más pequeños y menos sofisticados.

  12. Redes académicas al interior de las escuelas chilenas: Un estudio exploratorio utilizando Modelos Exponenciales de Grafos Aleatorios (ERGM

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    Diego Palacios

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza las redes académicas que se producen al interior de aulas chilenas entre estudiantes de Tercer Año Medio (K-11 en distintos tipos de establecimientos, a través de Modelos Exponenciales de Grafos Aleatorios (ERGM. A partir de un modelo analítico que incorpora variables endógenas (reciprocidad, conectividad simple, popularidad, actividad, triangulación y variables exógenas (género del estudiante, nivel socioeconómico, capital cultural, capital social, se observa que el efecto más importante para explicar las redes académicas se produce por variables endógenas (especialmente por la reciprocidad y triangulación por sobre el componente exógeno, lo que podría indicar que las relaciones microsociales académicas se configuran, a lo menos en parte, independientemente de las características de los estudiantes. Asimismo, los resultados indican la existencia de relaciones complejas al interior del aula, y algunas diferencias interesantes entre los cursos respecto del efecto de las variables sociales y culturales, lo que podría indicar que algunos patrones de distinción social son relevantes en las interacciones académicas al interior del aula

  13. Maternizando lo político: mujeres y género en el Movimiento Sindical de la Industria Salmonera Chilena

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    Beatriz Eugenia Cid Aguayo

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2012000100011 Las fases de proceso de la industria salmonera chilena emplean gran cantidad de mano de obra femenina sobre la base de la naturalización de una ideología de género que atribuye a las mujeres tanto habilidades motrices como un supuesto recelo a participar en organizaciones sindicales. Sin embargo, en un contexto de alta conflictividad laboral y en respuesta a la precariedad del trabajo, se observa la emergencia de importantes liderazgos sindicales femeninos. El presente trabajo analiza por una parte los sindicatos salmoneros, y su capacidad de incluir temas de género, como también aspectos de la subjetividad y los discursos de las emergentes mujeres dirigentas. En este sentido se observará que las lideresas no  compartimentan su experiencia personal, sino que organizan su subjetividad en forma integrada, aunque tensionada por los diversos roles, por una parte maternizando su trabajo sindical y por la otra, politizando su vida privada.

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

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    Mom, María Pía

    2012-01-01

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

  15. The origin of red algae and cryptomonad nucleomorphs: A comparative phylogeny based on small and large subunit rRNA sequences of Palmaria palmata, Gracilaria verrucosa, and the Guillardia theta nucleomorph.

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    Van der Auwera, G; Hofmann, C J; De Rijk, P; De Wachter, R

    1998-12-01

    The complete large subunit rRNA sequences from the red algae Palmaria palmata and Gracilaria verrucosa, and from the nucleomorph of the cryptomonad Guillardia theta, were determined in order to assess their phylogenetic relationships relative to each other and to other eukaryotes. Neighbor-joining, maximum-parsimony, and maximum-likelihood trees were constructed on the basis of small subunit rRNA, large subunit rRNA, and a combination of both molecules. Our results support the hypothesis that the cryptomonad plastid is derived from a primitive red alga, in that an ancient common ancestor of rhodophytes and cryptomonad nucleomorphs is indicated. This cluster shows some affinity with chlorobionts, which could point to a monophyletic origin of green and red plastids. However, the exact branching order of the crown eukaryotes remains uncertain and further research is required. Copyright 1998 Academic Press.

  16. Aqueous Extracts of the Edible Gracilaria tenuistipitata are Protective Against H2O2-Induced DNA Damage, Growth Inhibition, and Cell Cycle Arrest

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Potential antioxidant properties of an aqueous extract of the edible red seaweed Gracilaria tenuistipitata (AEGT against oxidative DNA damage were evaluated. The AEGT revealed several antioxidant molecules, including phenolics, flavonoids and ascorbic acid. In a cell-free assay, the extract exhibited 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH radical scavenging activity that significantly reduced H2O2-induced plasmid DNA breaks in a dose-response manner (P < 0.001. The AEGT also suppressed H2O2-induced oxidative DNA damage in H1299 cells by reducing the percentage of damaged DNA in a dose-response manner (P < 0.001 as measured by a modified alkaline comet-nuclear extract (comet-NE assay. The MTT assay results showed that AEGT confers significant protection against H2O2-induced cytotoxicity and that AEGT itself is not cytotoxic (P < 0.001. Moreover, H2O2-induced cell cycle G2/M arrest was significantly released when cells were co-treated with different concentrations of AEGT (P < 0.001. Taken together, these findings suggest that edible red algae Gracilaria water extract can prevent H2O2-induced oxidative DNA damage and its related cellular responses.

  17. Sitios web internacionales como herramientas de internacionalización: un análisis de las universidades chilenas y españolas/International web sites as an internationalization tools: an analysis of Chilean and Spanish Universities

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    José Luis Meza-Orellana

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene como objetivo identificar y describir las conductas de comunicación dirigidas a stakeholders internacionales, desarrolladas por las universidades chilenas y españolas en la web. Mediante el método de análisis de contenido, indagamos cómo, el 87% del total de universidades existentes en ambos países, 49 chilenas y 73 españolas, utilizan soportes web para su comunicación internacional. El trabajo midió variables como la presencia de sitios web específicos para la internacionalización, la oferta de contenido en otros idiomas, el acceso a redes sociales y los tipos de contenidos más frecuentemente publicados en los sitios específicos para stakeholders internacionales y comparó los desempeños entre ambos países. Los resultados muestran que existe una relación directa entre el número de estudiantes extranjeros matriculados en la universidad y el uso de sitios web específicos, las universidades en su mayoría usa el idioma inglés y muy pocas ofrecen acceso a redes sociales específicas para internacionalización. Las universidades españolas mostraron mejores desempeños que las chilenas. Los resultados podrían aportar luces respecto de la gestión de este tipo de herramientas para la internacionalización y particularmente para la atracción de estudiantes extranjeros.

  18. Conocimientos y autoeficacia asociados a la prevención del VIH y SIDA en mujeres chilenas Conhecimentos e autoeficacia sócios à prevenção do HIV e AIDS em mulheres chilenas Knowledge and self efficacy associated to HIV and AIDS prevention in Chilean women

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    Natalia Villegas Rodríguez

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar la relación existente entre conocimientos y autoeficacia asociados al VIH/SIDA en mujeres chilenas en desventaja social. Metodología. Estudio correlacional, que utiliza la medición basal del estudio "Testeando una intervención en VIH y SIDA en mujeres chilenas", realizada entre 2006 y 2008, que tiene una muestra de 496 mujeres entre 18 y 49 años residentes en dos comunas de Santiago de Chile. Las participantes respondieron un cuestionario estructurado aplicado por entrevistadoras entrenadas. Este cuestionario incluyó preguntas sobre datos sociodemográficos, escala de conocimientos de conductas de riesgo y autoeficacia, entre otros. Resultados. Edad promedio de 32.3+9.1 años, 72.2% vive con su pareja y 42.7% poseen educación media completa. La puntuación media de los conocimientos de la infección por el VIH fue de 8.9+2.5, mientras que para las tres escalas empleadas para medir autoeficacia fueron: "Normas de los pares" =9.8+3.6, "Intención de reducir conductas de riesgo" =12.2+3.6 y "Self Efficacy Form"=20.2+4.7. Los conocimientos tuvieron una correlación positiva débil con la "intención de reducir conductas de riesgo" (r=0.19; pObjetivo. Avaliar a relação existente entre conhecimentos e autoeficacia sócios ao HIV/AIDS em mulheres chilenas, em mulheres chilenas em desvantagem social. Metodologia. Estudo correlacional, que utiliza a medição basal do estudo "Testando uma intervenção em HIV e AIDS em mulheres chilenas", realizada entre 2006 a 2008, que tem uma mostra de 496 mulheres entre 18 e 49 anos residentes em dois comunas de Santiago de Chile. As participantes responderam um questionário estruturado aplicado por entrevistadoras treinadas. Este questionário incluiu perguntas sobre dados sociodemográficos, escala de conhecimentos de condutas de risco e autoeficacia, entre outros. Resultados. Idade média de 32.3+9.1 anos, 72.2% vive com seu companheiro e 42.7% possuem educação média completa. A

  19. Estrés Materno y Configuración Familiar: Estudio comparativo en Familias Chilenas Monoparentales y Nucleares de bajos ingresos / Maternal Stress and Family Constitution: Comparative Study on Chilean, Single-Mother and Nuclear, Low-Income Families

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    Los estudios sobre estrés materno durante la crianza infantil han considerado variables contextuales para explicarlo. El nivel socioeconómico, así como la configuración familiar han sido variables relevantes, asociándose monoparentalidad en familias de bajos ingresos a mayores niveles de estrés materno. Se estudian los niveles de estrés materno en familias chilenas nucleares y monoparentales de N.S.E. bajo, considerando el estrés en distintas dimensiones, asociado al rol materno, a la interac...

  20. Conflictos semióticos potenciales sobre gráficos estadísticos en libros de texto de Ciencias Naturales de Educación Primaria chilena

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    En este trabajo presentamos resultados de un estudio en libros de texto de Ciencias Naturales chilenos de Educación Primaria sobre a los conflictos semióticos potenciales en gráficos estadísticos. Para la recogida de datos realizamos un análisis de contenido en dos series de libros de texto ampliamente usados en las escuelas chilenas. Como resultados hemos identificado y caracterizado los conflictos semióticos potenciales sobre gráficos estadísticos, entre los que se destacan: ausencia título...

  1. Poesía chilena del paisaje y la ciudad : cartografía de una tradición poética. Hacia una estética de la poesía postdictatorial

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    Urzúa Opazo, Macarena

    2013-01-01

    El presente artículo propone un recorrido por la poesía chilena reciente desde los años setenta hasta la poesía de la postdictadura. Los poemas se centran principalmente en el paisaje y en la ciudad como una forma de preservar la memoria tanto individual como colectiva. The present article aims to show a panoramic view of recent Chilean poetry, from the seventies until postdictatorship poetry on the nineties. The poems’ focuses are mainly on the landscape and on the city, as a strategy to ...

  2. Export Behaviour in the Chilean Agribusiness and Food Processing Industry Comportamiento Exportador de las Empresas Chilenas, Agrocomerciales y Procesadoras de Alimentos

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    Rodrigo Echeverría

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the export-behavior of Chilean agribusiness and food processing firms and the relative importance of firm-specific and geographic characteristics in this behavior. Using firm level data and regional geographic indicators, a dynamic model was used to study the export decisions and the export intensity of three industries: processing fish, processing fruits and vegetables, and wine production. Results showed that determinants of exporting behavior vary among the three industries, except the effect of sunk costs, which strongly impacts the export decisions of all analyzed industries. This implies that firms with prior export experience will have higher probability of exporting in the future. Foreign ownership positively impacts the export decision of the two processing industries. Thus, firms belonging to these industries that wish to increase the probability of being an exporter should be encouraged to have a partnership with a foreign company or investor. The export intensity is positively influenced by foreign ownership in the fruit and vegetables processing and wine industries. As in the case of the export decision of firms, foreign participation helps increase the scale of exports. In general, firm-specific characteristics significantly impact the export behavior in Chilean agribusiness and processed food industries, while the contribution of geography attributes appears mixed.Este artículo analiza el comportamiento exportador de las empresas chilenas agroindustriales y procesadoras de alimentos y la importancia relativa que las características geográficas y específicas de las empresas tienen en este comportamiento exportador. Con datos a nivel de empresas e indicadores geográficos regionales, se utilizó un modelo dinámico para estudiar la decisión y la intensidad exportadora de tres industrias: industria procesadora de pescados, industria procesadora de frutas y hortalizas, e industria productora de vinos. Los

  3. La imperiosa necesidad de ser diferente en la globalización: el mercadeo territorial. La experiencia de las regiones chilenas

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    Sergio Boisier

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo se centra en un tema emergente: el nuevo papel de los territorios en la competencia mundial empujada por la globalización. Todos y cada uno de los territorios persigue lo mismo: atraer capital, tecnología, turismo y vender sus productos transables en todo el mundo. Como se dice en un antiguo proverbio africano, en la llanura da lo mismo ser león o gacela; en cualquier caso hay que correr desde que sale el sol para no morir de hambre o en las garras de un depredador. En América Latina es escasa la importancia dada al mercadeo territorial, si bien comienza a reconocerse su importancia. Se trata de aplicar a los territorios las normas sobre la retórica descritas por Aristóteles, es decir, aplicar a la presentación de los territorios ante su clientela, el arte del discurso, basado en el ethos (las características intrínsecas de quien emite el discurso, en el pathos (la emocionalidad que se busca despertar y en el logos (la palabra y la razón. El texto se divide en cuatro secciones: a Introducción, que presenta el problema aclarando la naturaleza sistémica de la globalización y su más probable resultado: la conformación de un único espacio de mercado y de múltiples espacios de producción; b Competencia y mercadeo territorial, una presentación de los conceptos teóricos principales; c La experiencia chilena en marketing territorial, presentando los programas del gobierno: PROCHILE y TODOCHILE; d Comentarios finales.

  4. Autoritarismo, enajenación y locura en la poesía chilena de fines del siglo XX. Zurita, Maquieira, Cuevas.

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    Óscar GALINDO VILLARROEL

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El ensayo analiza la figura del sujeto en tres poetas claves de la poesía chilena de fines del siglo XX: Raúl Zurita, Diego Maquieira y José Ángel Cuevas, con el propósito de dar cuenta del proceso de enajenación vivido por diversos tipos de subjetividades en crisis. Este complejo proceso de metaforización de la censura y la represión social se traduce en una multiplicidad de voces que interactúan en el espacio del texto, dando lugar a voces desquiciadas, en los márgenes entre la razón y la locura, que complejizan las relaciones entre escritura y vida. Así la ambigüedad sexual, el disfraz, la escisión del sujeto, son rasgos de una escritura de una fuerte carga testimonial y crítica.ABSTRACT: The essay analyzes the figure of the subject in three of the most important Chilean poets at the end twentieth century, Raúl Zurita, Diego Maquieira and José Ángel Cuevas, in orden to show the process of alienation lived by different types of subject in situations of crisis. The complex processes of censorship and social repression converted to metaphors appears in the form of multiple voices interacting in the textual space, deranged voices on the frontiers of reason and madness which complicate the relation between writing and life. Sexual ambiguity, the mask, and the fragmentation of the subject are characteristics of this highly testimonial and critical literature.

  5. Caracterización de compost a base de espinillo en relación a la Norma Chilena Nº2880.

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    Ricardo Tighe-Neira

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar el compost a base de espinillo (Ulex europaeus L. y contrastar sus características físico-químicas con las de la Norma Chilena de compost (NCh 2880. El ensayo se montó en el Centro Experimental Pillanlelbún, Temuco, Chile, entre diciembre 2010 y abril de 2011. Se empleó un diseño factorial de 2×2, los factores fueron: mezcla y acelerador de compostaje (AC, ambos en dos niveles. Cuatro tratamientos: T1 U. europaeus (100% sin AC, T2 U. europaeus (78% + estiércol de bovino (22% sin AC, T3 U. europaeus (100% con AC y T4 U. europaeus (78% + estiércol de bovino (22% con AC. Se evaluó el contenido de materia orgánica (MO%, C orgánico total (%, relación C:N, N total (%, humedad (Hº%, tamaño partículas (TP%, toxicidad (% germinación de Raphanus sativus L., pH, densidad aparente (DAP kg/m3, conductividad eléctrica (CE dS/m y germinación de malezas (Nº de propágulos. Los tratamientos U. europaeus (100% sin AC y con AC presentaron mayor %MO, %N total y relación C:N que T2 y T4. A la vez, U. europaeus (100% sin AC, presentó un menor %C y T2 menor pH en comparación al resto de los tratamientos. Las demás variables evaluadas no presentaron diferencias significativas. Todas cumplieron con la NCh 2880, excepto toxicidad en el tratamiento con solo U. europaeus, y la CE en todos los tratamientos. Se debe reducir la CE para poder optar a su certificación por la NCh 2880.

  6. Creencias sobre los roles del profesor y del estudiante que poseen futuros docentes de inglés en dos universidades chilenas

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    Tania Tagle Ochoa

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se deriva de una investigación que tuvo como propósito identificar las creencias sobre los roles del profesor y del estudiante que poseían 24 futuros docentes, los cuales eran parte del programa de formación profesional de pedagogía en inglés en dos universidades chilenas y se encontraban cursando el último año de preparación. Las técnicas consideradas para recolectar información fueron la observación no participante en función de una clase de inglés implementada por los sujetos de estudio, además de una entrevista semiestructurada con recuerdo estimulado sobre su desempeño en el aula. Se realizó análisis de contenido de los datos recolectados con respecto a las entrevistas; se llevó a cabo la codificación y categorización de la información por medio del software de análisis cualitativo Atlas.ti. Los resultados demuestran que los participantes poseen creencias sobre los roles del profesor y del estudiante basadas en una propuesta constructivista y tradicional sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje del idioma inglés. Se sugiere que los programas de formación inicial docente consideren estos hallazgos para perfeccionar la preparación de los profesionales de la educación.

  7. La definición de las trayectorias literarias en dos escritoras chilenas modernas: María Flora Yáñez y Marta Brunet

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    Natalia Cisterna

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available El artículo se propone analizar la configuración de la trayectoria literaria en dos escritoras chilenas modernas, María Flora Yáñez y Marta Brunet, considerando que sus distintas inserciones en el campo cultural de su época están determinadas por sus respectivos orígenes sociales y las normas de género sexual. María Flora Yáñez y Marta Brunet son parte de una generación de autoras profesionales que entienden su ejercicio escritural como una actividad pública, reconociendo en ella características propias, distintas a otras prácticas discursivas y que debe ser perfeccionada a través del tiempo a partir de una labor permanente de lectura, escritura y divulgación de sus obras. Para las mujeres, sin embargo, la profesionalización se experimentó con dificultades producto de la persistencia de discursos que limitaban su ingreso en las esferas públicas y, por tanto, culturales. El silencio letrado al que históricamente ha sido sometido el género femenino impulsó el surgimiento de voces críticas que leían con desconfianza o rechazo el trabajo de las autoras modernas, lo que las obligó a definir trayectorias literarias a partir de distintas estrategias que posibilitarán su reconocimiento en los campos culturales. Estas estrategias dieron lugar a un campo profesional femenino heterogéneo, en donde el habitus de clase social y las normas de género jugaron un papel fundamental al configurar sus particulares relaciones con el campo cultural y, en definitiva, sus trayectorias.

  8. Ensayo de análisis conductual sobre los hitos de la diplomacia chilena entre las primeras y las últimas décadas del siglo XX

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    Durán S., Roberto

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    Full Text Available This essay is related to the most significant behavioural issues of Chilean diplomacy along the latest century. The unexpected changes on Chilean international status at the end of XIX century and at the very beginning of XX one, the effects on domestic economy and social development of the world financial-economic crisis of 1929- 1931, the efforts towards a professional conception on diplomats and foreign affairs, the consequences of political changes in the 30’s, 40’s s and 50’s are, among others, the meaningful factors to analyse. Obviously, the dramatic effects of fall of democracy in 1973 and the democratic restoration during the 90’s are also relevant questions to find out in Chilean foreign affairs.

    Este es un ensayo que intenta explicar desde una perspectiva conductualista el desarrollo de la política exterior chilena durante el siglo pasado. Así, el brusco cambio de status político regional hacia fines del siglo XIX, los nocivos efectos internos producidos por la crisis económico-financiera mundial durante los años 1929-1931, las consecuencias de los cambios sociales y políticos durante los años 30, 40 y 50 son, entre otros, los aspectos de mayor relieve en este trabajo. Ciertamente, las gravitantes consecuencias y proyecciones del cese de la democracia-representativa en 1973 y la posterior redemocratización política durante la década pasada son temas esenciales en este ensayo.

  9. 紅藻ツルシラモ Gracilaria chorda Holmes (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) の再生に関する研究

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    村岡, 大祐

    1998-01-01

    再生とは個体の一部が失われた際に,それに該当する部分が復元される現象をいい,単細胞・多細胞生物を問わず広く生物界に認められる修復現象である。紅藻オゴノリ属植物(Gracilaria)は熱帯から温帯に広く分布する海藻で,強い再生力を持つことが知られている。藻体の細胞間には寒天成分のアガロースを大量に含んでいるため,寒天原藻としての需要が高く,現在では世界の寒天原票の約60%を担っている。この需要に伴い世界各地で様々な方法による増養殖が行われているが,その中でもロープに切断した藻体を挟み込む方法,あるいは藻体片を地まきする方法は,本属植物の強い再生力を利用した最も効率が良い増養殖の手段として広く採用されている。本研究ではツルシラモ(Gracilaria chorda)の藻体片を培養によって再生させ,その形態形成の過程を詳細に観察した。さらに,基質への接触,再生枝の切断,水温,光周期などが再生におよぼす影響について実験し,本属植物の繁殖,および増養殖に重要な役割を果たす再生現象について以下の点を明らかにした。培養実験に先立ち天然藻体を観察した結果,傷害を受けた部位には傷害組織(傷害を受...

  10. La dieta y la fauna de parásitos metazoos del torito Bovichthys chilensis Regan 1914 (Pisces: Bovichthydae en la costa de Chile centro-sur: variaciones geográficas y ontogenéticas Diet and metazoan parasite fauna of the thornfish Bovichthys chilensis Regan 1914 (Pisces: Bovichthydae on the coast of central-south Chile: geographical and ontogenetic variations

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    GABRIELA MUÑOZ

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Conocer qué, cuánto, cuándo y dónde comen y viven los hospedadores permitiría complementar los estudios parasitarios, ya que la transmisión de los endoparásitos está estrechamente ligada a la dieta, y la de los ectoparásitos al uso del hábitat. Por esto, se describen y comparan la composición y características cuantitativas de la dieta y de las infracomunidades de parásitos metazoos del torito Bovichthys chilensis con datos obtenidos de 108 ejemplares juveniles recolectados desde la zona intermareal de cuatro localidades de la costa de Chile (entre 33º y 40º S, y de 14 adultos recolectados desde el submareal somero de una quinta localidad (36º S, y se discute los resultados a la luz de los cambios ontogenéticos en el nicho de este huésped. Cerca del 70 % de los ejemplares tenía contenido alimentario, en el que se distinguieron 25 ítems presa, de los cuales sólo uno era compartido entre juveniles y adultos. La dieta de los toritos juveniles estuvo compuesta principalmente por anfípodos y la de los adultos por crustáceos decápodos. Cerca de un 40 % de los toritos albergaba un total de 624 parásitos en los que se reconocieron 16 taxa, y sólo cuatro eran compartidos entre juveniles y adultos. En los toritos juveniles muestreados en las cuatro localidades había baja y similar intensidad total, riqueza y diversidad parasitarias, y variaciones geográficas significativas en la prevalencia total, composición de la dieta y de las infracomunidades de parásitos. La falta de una relación clara entre la composición de la dieta y del parasitismo en los toritos juveniles puede deberse a que las parasitosis son necesariamente recientes, y a que pueden haber grandes diferencias en el tiempo de residencia de presas y parásitos en el tracto digestivo. En los toritos adultos hubo mayor prevalencia, intensidad y diversidad de parásitos que en los juveniles de una localidad cercana. Se requieren más estudios, en especial en la

  11. Efecto del Compost de Biosólidos en la producción de plantines de Austrocedrus Chilensis (ciprés de la cordillera Effect of Biosolids Compost on seedling production of Austrocedrus Chilensis (ciprés de la cordillera

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    Gustavo Basil

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    Full Text Available La utilización de compost de residuos urbanos como sustrato en contenedores es una alternativa interesante a nivel económico y ambiental, dado que reduciría el uso de turba y «tierra negra» en la producción de plantines, y la disposición de residuos en vertederos. En el presente trabajo se estudió el efecto de 0, 30 y 50% de compost de biosólidos en el crecimiento inicial (primer año de ciprés de la cordillera, y el efecto durante los dos años siguientes de un tratamiento único con 50% de compost en el crecimiento posterior y el estado nutricional de los plantines. Se determinó diámetro y altura a 18, 25 y 37 meses, biomasa aérea y radicular a 25 y 37 meses, y concentración foliar de C, N, P, K, Ca y Mg a 37 meses. A pesar de que los tres tratamientos iniciales fueron homogeneizados al año en un único tratamiento con 50% de compost, se encontraron diferencias significativas de diámetro, altura y biomasa aérea y radicular entre los tratamientos originales en todas las fechas analizadas, correspondiendo los mayores valores a los tratamientos con compost. Al finalizar el ensayo, las concentraciones foliares de nutrientes fueron muy similares en todos los plantines, excepto Mg que fue mayor en el tratamiento original con 50% de compost. Los resultados muestran la importancia de los primeros meses de crecimiento en el desarrollo posterior de los plantines de ciprés y el valor potencial de los compost de biosólidos como sustrato para la producción de esta especie en contenedores.Using composts of urban waste, including biosolids, as substrates for containerized plant production is a sound economic and environmental alternative, since it could reduce the use of peat- and «black earth»-based media, and the disposal of organic wastes in landfills. The objectives of this work were to study the effect of 0, 30 and 50% biosolids compost on the initial growth (first year of cypress (Austrocedrus chilensis D. Don, and the effect

  12. Acacia senegal and Prosopis chilensis-nodulating rhizobia Sinorhizobium arboris HAMBI 2361 and S. kostiense HAMBI 2362 produce tetra- and pentameric LCOs that are N-methylated, O-6-carbamoylated and partially sulfated.

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    Nowak, Petri; Soupas, Laura; Thomas-Oates, Jane; Lindström, Kristina

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    Sinorhizobium arboris and S. kostiense are rhizobia that nodulate the tropical leguminous trees Acacia senegal and Prosopis chilensis. The lipochito-oligosaccharidic signalling molecules (LCOs) of S. arboris HAMBI 2361 and S. kostiense HAMBI 2362 were analyzed by mass spectrometry. The major LCOs produced by the strains were shown to be pentameric, acylated with common fatty acids, N-methylated, O-6-carbamoylated and partially sulfated, as are the LCOs characterized to date for other Acacia-nodulating rhizobia. Besides the major LCOs the two strains produced (i) tetrameric LCOs, (ii) LCOs acylated with fatty acids other than those commonly found, (iii) LCOs with only an acyl substituent and (iv) noncarbamoylated LCOs. Production of LCOs (i) to (iii) are novel among Acacia-nodulating rhizobia. The roles of the different structural characteristics of LCOs in the rhizobium-A. senegal symbiosis are discussed. Specific structural features of the LCOs are proposed to be important in the selection of effective nitrogen-fixing rhizobia by A. senegal.

  13. Community structure of the macroinfauna in the sediments below an intertidal mussel bed (Mytilus chilensis (Hupe of southern Chile Estructura comunitaria de la macroinfauna en los sedimentos bajo un banco intermareal de bivalvos (Mytilus chilensis (Hupe en el sur de Chile

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    Full Text Available The mytilid mussel Mytilus chilensis (Hupe can form dense beds in sedimentary areas of the inland coast of the Nord-Patagonic archipelagos of the Chilean coast (ca. 40-43° S. During the autumn of 2002, we collected replicated samples at five intertidal stations in Panitao (Golfo de Reloncaví ordered along a transect parallel to the low tide level and extended from the center of the bank (stations one and two with 100 and ca. 25 % of mussel cover, respectively to the bare sediments of the intertidal (stations 3, 4 and 5, without mussels. The macroinfauna was numerically dominated by Polychaeta, Oligochaeta and Crustacea Peracarida. The total number of species collected was 14, being the most abundant the polychaete Perinereis vallata, oligochaetes from the family Tubificidae and the crustacean amphipod Corophium insidiosum. The number of species, Shannon-Wiener diversity and total abundance of the macroinfauna did not differ significantly among stations. However, the percent contribution of polychaetes was significantly higher at the sediments sampled outside the mussel bed (stations three, four and five, while the percentual contribution of oligochaetes was significantly higher at the sediments sampled in the mussel bed (stations one and two. No significant differences were found between the percentual contribution of peracarid crustaceans between stations sampled in the mussel bed versus that sampled on the bare intertidal. The graphic results of NMMDS show that the macroinfaunal assemblage of the stations located inside the mussel bed differed from that of stations located outside the bed. Results of SIMPER and ANOSIM showed that the macroinfaunal composition of stations one and two was significantly dissimilar (61-54 % to that of the stations located outside the mussel bed, which had similar composition. The graphic results of a NMMDS based upon sedimentological characteristics show that most replicates of station one and some of station

  14. La Iglesia chilena desde 1973 a 1993: De buenossamaritanos, antiguos contrahentes y nuevos aliados. Un análisis politológico

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    M.A. Veit Strassner

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza desde un punto de vista politológico el rol de la Iglesia católica chilena en los procesos políticos de los años 1973 a 1993. En un primer paso propone un marco analítico para el estudio de la Iglesia como actor político, poniendo énfasis tanto en el carácter de actor sui generis de la Iglesia como en el contexto sociopolítico donde se desarrolla la acción de la Iglesia. En el segundo paso el artículo muestra el desarrollo paulatino y continuado de la oposición de la Iglesia a la dictadura: Desde la precaución de los comienzos hasta la ayuda sintomática a las víctimas, que fue acompañada por la denuncia de los abusos, la propuesta de alternativas al sistema y la mediación política activa. Así, la Iglesia se convirtió en uno de los actores políticos centrales de la redemocratización. Una vez recuperadas las condiciones democráticas, la Iglesia hizo nuevas alianzas con fuerzas reaccionarias y no democráticas para ver representados sus intereses en determinados campos de la políticaThe article analises, from a political perspective, the role of the Chilean Catholic Church in the political processes of the years 1973-1993. It first offers an analytic frame for the study of the Church as a political actor, emphasizing both its role as sui generis agent, and the sociopolitical context in which the Church operates. Secondly the article shows the gradual but constant development of the Church's opposition to the Dictatorship: From the caution of the beginnings to the overt help to the victims, together with the condemnation of the abuses, the proposal of alternative systems, and active political mediation. Thus the Church turned into one of the key agents of the re-democratization. Once the democratic conditions were recorvered, the Church created new partnerships with reactive and non-democratic forces to see its interests represented in certain fields of the politics

  15. Gobernanza y redes de políticas públicas: el caso de la política habitacional chilena

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    Olaya Grau

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años las sociedades occidentales han experimentado profundos cambios con implicancias de distinta índole. El contexto actual se caracteriza por el dinamismo, complejidad y diversidad que solo admite una aproximación plural desde las distintas esferas de la sociedad. Ante este escenario, los gobiernos tradicionales, jerárquicos y centralizados no son suficientes ni tampoco idóneos para hacer frente a los nuevos problemas y desafíos contemporáneos. De ahí la importancia de contemplar las ideas y fundamentos que sustentan un enfoque de gobernanza democrática, el cual tiene la intención de atender las nuevas demandas y políticas públicas que las transformaciones sociales actuales requieren. Frente a lo anterior, se despliega el análisis de este trabajo que aborda el caso de la política habitacional chilena, específicamente el Programa Fondo Solidario de Vivienda (FSV. Desde este marco, el principal propósito de la investigación que sustenta este artículo, fue analizar el tipo de coordinación en red que se desarrolla en la fase de implementación de los proyectos habitacionales correspondientes al programa FSV en la Región Metropolitana (Chile durante los años 2006 – 2010, desde un enfoque de gobernanza democrática y redes de políticas públicas. In the last years, western societies have experienced deep changes with different implications. The current context is characterized by a dynamism, complexity and diversity that must be approached from the different spheres of society. In this scenario, traditional, hierarchical and centralized governments are not enough nor suitable to face new problems and contemporary challenges. Here lies the importance of contemplating the ideas and foundations of the democratic governance approach, which intends to address the new demands and public policies that current social transformations require. The analysis will be developed, focusing on the case study of the Chilean

  16. Genetic Structure and Diversity of Four Chilean Sheep Breeds Estructura Genética y Diversidad de Cuatro Razas Ovinas Chilenas

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    Rodrigo de la Barra

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Chilean sheep breeds have a significant founder effect since they descend from very few parents, in some cases population inbreeding has increased and in others there have been significant differentiation processes as compared to their original population. The objective of this study was to estimate the current status of genetic diversity in sheep herds, which comprise the main sheep breeds in Chile, using molecular methods. Animals from four breeding herds were sampled and analyzed. The breeds studied were Corriedale, Suffolk Down, Romney Marsh and Chilota, these are the predominant numerical pure breeds in Chile. From each breed population 40 animals were sampled. Genetic characterization was done using nine microsatellite molecular markers (SSR recommended by FAO-ISAG. Results showed that in the Chilean sheep herds there are low genetic complementarities among breeds and a high risk of losing genetic diversity due to inbreeding in Chilota and Romney Marsh breeds.Las razas ovinas presentes en Chile presentan un importante efecto fundador, al descender de un reducido número de progenitores. En algunos casos se sospecha que ha aumentado el grado de consanguinidad poblacional, mientras que en otros se observan procesos significativos de diferenciación respecto a sus poblaciones de origen. El objetivo del presente estudio fue estimar el estado actual de la diversidad genética de los planteles que gestionan las principales razas utilizadas en la ganadería ovina chilena. Para ello se utilizaron las razas Corriedale, Sufolk Down, Romney Marsh y Chilota, dado que son las predominantes en Chile como poblaciones puras. Se analizaron 40 animales de cada raza, pertenecientes a cuatro planteles de reproductores. Para la caracterización genética de los animales se utilizaron nueve marcadores moleculares de tipo microsatélite (SSR recomendados por FAO-ISAG. Los resultados indican una baja complementariedad genética entre las razas ovinas

  17. Effect of microencapsulated probiotic Bacillus vireti 01-polysaccharide extract of Gracilaria folifera with alginate-chitosan on immunity, antioxidant activity and disease resistance of Macrobrachium rosenbergii against Aeromonas hydrophila infection.

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    Vidhya Hindu, S; Thanigaivel, S; Vijayakumar, S; Chandrasekaran, Natarajan; Mukherjee, Amitava; Thomas, John

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    Polysaccharide from red seaweed Gracilaria folifera has an interesting functional property of antioxidant activity and prebiotic effect. A feeding trial experiment was directed to examine the effect of probiotic bacteria Bacillus vireti 01 microencapsulated with G. folifera polysaccharide against freshwater prawn M. rosenbergii. Three different feeding trials were conducted for 15 days. The first group contained prawns fed with commercial diet. The second group was comprised of Aeromonas hydrophila challenged prawns fed with commercial feed. The third group consisted of A. hydrophila challenged prawns fed with microencapsulated probiotic-polysaccharide. Survival percentage was significantly decreased in prawns of group2 as compared to that of group1 and group3 prawns (p < 0.0001). The immunological parameters and antioxidant activities (p < 0.001) were found to be increased in group three prawns which were fed with encapsulated probiotic-seaweed polysaccharide and challenged with A. hydrophila as compared to that of group1 and group2. Tissue necrosis, fused lamella, haemocyte infiltration and damage of hepatopancreas lumen and tubule were noted in group2 prawns. There was no histological changes were observed in group3 prawns in which the histological architecture was similar to the control group1. The results suggested that combination of encapsulated probiotic B. vireti 01 and seaweed polysaccharide as dietary feed showed an enhancement of immune response, antioxidant activity and disease resistant of M. rosenbergii against A. hydrophila. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Revelación de información en las empresas bursátiles chilenas: el efecto de la propiedad de los inversionistas institucionales y el nivel de endeudamiento

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    Ricardo Alex Campos Espinoza

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    Full Text Available Este artículo expone evidencias del efecto que tiene en la calidad de la revelación de información corporativa al mercado, tanto la participación de las administradoras de fondos de pensiones en la propiedad de las empresas como el nivel de endeudamiento de estas. Para medir y cuantificar estas evidencias, se utilizaron modelos econométricos de corte transversal y de panel de datos, empleando información publicada por sociedades anónimas chilenas, entre el período 2001-2009. El estudio demuestra que mientras mayor es la propiedad de las administradoras de fondos de pensiones en las empresas de la muestra, aumenta la revelación de la información; y por otra parte, el efecto del endeudamiento es negativo, es decir, a mayor apalancamiento menor revelación de información.

  19. Revelación de información en las empresas bursátiles chilenas: el efecto de la propiedad de los inversionistas institucionales y el nivel de endeudamiento

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    Full Text Available Este artículo expone evidencias del efecto que tiene en la calidad de la revelación de información corporativa al mercado, tanto la participación de las administradoras de fondos de pensiones en la propiedad de las empresas como el nivel de endeudamiento de estas. Para medir y cuantificar estas evidencias, se utilizaron modelos econométricos de corte transversal y de panel de datos, empleando información publicada por sociedades anónimas chilenas, entre el período 2001-2009. El estudio demuestra que mientras mayor es la propiedad de las administradoras de fondos de pensiones en las empresas de la muestra, aumenta la revelación de la información; y por otra parte, el efecto del endeudamiento es negativo, es decir, a mayor apalancamiento menor revelación de información.

  20. Deshidratación osmótica de la papaya chilena (Vasconcellea pubescens) e influencia de la temperatura y concentración de la solución sobre la cinética de transferencia de materia

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar la cinética de deshidratación osmótica de la papaya chilena (Vasconcellea pubescens), utilizando dos variables experimentales: la temperatura (30, 40, 50 °C) y concentración (40, 50 y 60%) de la solución osmótica. Se determinó la variación de masa total, masa de agua y masa de sólidos solubles y se modeló con las ecuaciones difusionales, además en esta investigación se consideró y utilizó una modificación de la ecuación propuesta por Biswal-Bozorgmehr....

  1. Variability of Soil Types in Wetland Meadows in the South of the Chilean Patagonia Variabilidad de Tipos de Suelos en Las Vegas del Sur de la Patagonia Chilena

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    Ladislava Filipová

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The wetland meadows and pastures (vegas of the agricultural zone of the Magallanes Region and the Chilean Patagonia are productive and intensively exploited ecosystems. However, there is scarce data about the typology and the physical and chemical properties of the soils that determine the agricultural potential of vegas sites. Sampling of the main horizons of 47 soil profiles was conducted throughout the area. The profiles were described in the field and consequently classified according to the soil typology system of the WRB (IUSS Working Group WRB, 2006. Analyses of bulk and particle densities, capillary water capacity, pH (H2O, pH (CaCl2, texture, organic material, C:N ratio, electrical conductivity, effective cation exchange capacity, N, P, Ca-Mg-K-Na, exchangeable Al,  extractable Al, sulfur SO4(2-, B, and micronutrients (Cu-Zn-Mn-Fe were carried out.  The most frequently recorded groups of soil types in the studied vegas were Histosols - peat soils (20 profiles, and Fluvisols (19. Gleysols (3, Vertisols (1, Regosols (3, Solonchaks (1 and Solonetzs (1 were detected with much less frequency. There is also considerable variability in soil properties among and within the groups of soil types. The principal differences between the Histosols and the Fluvisols are the content of organic matter (often peat, pH level (related to the absence/presence of carbonates and associated soil properties. Fluvisols are more susceptible to salinization under conditions of aridity, whereas the main threat to Histosols is artificial drainage.Las praderas húmedas (vegas de la zona de uso agropecuario de la Región de Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena son ecosistemas productivos e intensamente explotados. No obstante, los conocimientos de los factores edáficos que determinan el potencial de las vegas son escasos. En este trabajo se realizó el muestreo de los horizontes principales de 47 perfiles del suelo de distintos tipos de vegas de la zona. Los perfiles

  2. A política é a arma do negócio: o papel dos EUA e das corporations na construção da ditadura chilena = Politics is the weapon of the business: the role of USA government and the corporations in chile’s dictatorship = La política es el la arma del negocio: el papel de los Estados Unidos y de las corporations en la construcción de la dictadura chilena

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    Poggi, Tatiana

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca abordar as relações entre o governo EUA e grandes conglomerados privados norte-americanos e chilenos, revelando seu papel na derrubada do governo Allende e na construção da ditadura no Chile. Primeiramente, destacaremos as relações entre o poder público e os interesses privados, influenciando políticas públicas, comumente expostas como de interesse nacional, público, de todos. Então, procuraremos entender o processo de construção da ditadura chilena a partir de uma abordagem global, relacionado às dinâmicas do capitalismo contemporâneo, marcado pela transnacionalização da produção, da política, de ideologias e mentalidades

  3. LITERATURA INTERCULTURAL CHILENA: PROYECTOS ACTUALES

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    Iván Carrasco M.

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo define y sistematiza distintos aspectos de la interculturalidad textual, sus actuales manifestaciones literarias en Chile -la poesía etnocultural, la literatura del exilio y la escritura de inmigrantes- y sugiere su importancia en la alteración del canon de la modernidadThis work defines and systematizes different aspects of textual interculture, its literary manifestations in Chile to-day -ethnocultural poetry, exile literature, and the immigrants’ writing- suggesting its special importance in the alteration of the modernity canon

  4. Efecto del fotoperiodo y la razón camarón:macroalga en la remoción de nitrógeno amoniacal total por Gracilaria vermiculophylla, en cultivo con Litopenaeus vannamei, sin recambio de agua

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto del fotoperiodo y la relación de biomasa camarón:macroalga en la remoción de nitrógeno amoniacal total (NAT, por la macroalga Gracilaria vermiculophylla, en cultivo con camarón Litopenaeus vannamei, sin recambio de agua. Se evaluaron cuatro fotoperiodos: 12:12, 14:10, 16:08 y 24:00 h de luz:oscuridad y dos relaciones de biomasa camarón:macroalga, 1:4 y 1:8. El diseño experimental fue factorial de 4x2 con cuatro réplicas por tratamiento. Las menores concentraciones de NAT (0,55 ± 0,17 mg L-1, N-NO² (0,145 ± 0,29 mg L-1 y N-NO3 (3,13 ± 0,73 mg L-1 se registraron en la relación 1:8. Las mayores tasas de crecimiento de la macroalga (3,07 ± 1,44% día-1 se obtuvieron con fotoperiodo de 24:00 h y relación de biomasa 1:8. La mayor tasa de incorporación de N en la macroalga (0,31 ± 0,12 mg N L-1 día-1 ocurrió en las mismas condiciones. El crecimiento del camarón fue similar al reportado en sistemas tradicionales de recirculación. La integración de G. vermiculophylla en el sistema sin recambio, fue capaz de mantener los niveles de compuestos nitrogenados tóxicos en niveles favorables para el crecimiento de L. vannamei.

  5. Microwave-mediated extracellular synthesis of metallic silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles using macro-algae (Gracilaria edulis) extracts and its anticancer activity against human PC3 cell lines.

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    Priyadharshini, Ramaramesh Indra; Prasannaraj, Govindaraj; Geetha, Natesan; Venkatachalam, Perumal

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    A rapid and novel microwave-mediated protocol was established for extracellular synthesis of metallic silver (Ag) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles using the extracts of macro-algae Gracilaria edulis (GE) and also examined its anticancer activity against human prostate cancer cell lines (PC3). The formation of silver nanoparticles (GEAgNPs) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (GEZnONPs) in the reaction mixture was determined by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. The synthesized Ag and ZnO nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy, energy dispersive X-ray, and field emission scanning electron microscopy. The silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles were spherical and rod-shaped, respectively. Cell viability assays were carried out to determine the cytotoxic effects of AgNPs and ZnONPs against PC3 and normal African monkey kidney (VERO) cell line. The inhibitory concentration values were found to be 39.60, 28.55, 53.99 μg/mL and 68.49, 88.05, 71.98 μg/mL against PC3 cells and Vero cells for AgNPs, ZnONPs, and aqueous G. edulis extracts, respectively, at 48 h incubation period. As evidenced by acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining, the percentage of the apoptotic bodies was found to be 62 and 70 % for AgNPs and ZnONPs, respectively. The present results strongly suggest that the synthesized ZnONPs showed an effective anticancer activity against PC3 cell lines than AgNPs.

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

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    Aylen Capparelli

    2008-01-01

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

  7. Identidades en movimiento: familias chilenas en la fruticultura del Alto Valle de Río Negro, Argentina Identities in movement: chilean families in the fruit production of the Alto Valle de Río Negro, Argentina

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    Verónica Trpin

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, basado en el trabajo de campo realizado en áreas rurales del Alto Valle de Río Negro, Argentina, desde el año 1999, tiene como propósito presentar las relaciones en las cuales se insertan hombres y mujeres chilenas que residen y trabajan en "chacras" destinadas a la producción frutícola. Las diferentes actividades en las chacras se organizan según el sexo y la edad, definiéndose una segmentación del mercado de trabajo en la que se ven involucrados los diferentes miembros de la familia. Como desarrollaré, ser trabajadores chilenos en la fruticultura del Alto Valle de Río Negro reproduce una identidad étnica y nacional en el seno de la cotidianeidad familiar y laboral.This article, based on field work conducted in rural areas of the Alto Valle de Río Negro, Argentina, from 1999 on, analyzes the relations in which Chilean men and women who reside and work in small farms destined to fruit production are inserted. The different activities in the small farms are organized according to sex and age, circumscribing a segment of the labor market in which different members of the family are involved. As I will demonstrate, to be a Chilean worker in the fruit growing region of the Alto Valle is to reproduce an ethnic and national identity through work routines mediated by family relations.

  8. Factores que Influencian la Adquisición de Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual y VIH en Mujeres Jóvenes Chilenas que Participaron en la Intervención Online I-STIPI

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    Villegas, Natalia; Cianelli, Rosina; Santisteban, Daniel; Lara, Loreto; Vargas, Jessica

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    Resumen El objetivo de este estudio descriptivo de corte transversal fue investigar los siguientes factores asociados a la prevención de las infecciones de transmisión sexual (ITS) y el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH): (a) conocimientos, (b) actitudes, (c) autoeficacia, (d) vulnerabilidad, (e) conductas de riesgo, (f) conductas de prevención, y (g) uso de internet en mujeres chilenas entre 18 y 24 años. Se utilizó un cuestionario estructurado disponible en un sitio web seguro para la recolección de datos que incluyó preguntas relacionadas con la prevención de ITS/VIH. Los resultados del estudio indicaron que las mujeres jóvenes están en riesgo de adquirir ITS/VIH y tienen necesidades especiales para la prevención. La familiaridad y frecuencia del uso de internet en esta población puede ser utilizado para la prevención de ITS/VIH. PMID:27257190

  9. Coeducación para la equidad: A propósito del corpus curricular de la educación chilena. Análisis desde una perspectiva de género

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    Paola Contreras Hernández

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Para avanzar hacia la equidad de género en la educación, es vital analizar los contenidos curriculares que han legitimado las diferencias sociales entre mujeres y varones, apostando así por la visibilización de  estereotipos de género sexistas que cuestionen el currículum oculto de género. De este modo, se presenta un análisis exploratorio desde la perspectiva de género sobre la asignatura de historia y geografía de enseñanza media de la educación chilena, cuyos resultados a nivel cualitativo evidenciaron la reproducción del androcentrismo en el estudio de la historia, que se materializa en lo que proponemos denominar como “curriculum aséptico de género”. Con el fin de cuestionar estos supuestos androcéntricos de la historia, y, a modo de ejemplo, presentamos una propuesta de contenidos coeducativos en la enseñanza de esta materia.

  10. Relato de vida y análisis de la obra de un artista visual, hijo de ex presidiario político de la dictadura cívico-militar chilena

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    Samuel Toro Contreras

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    Full Text Available El planteamiento del presente trabajo mostrará, a través de un diseño exploratorio-comprensivo de caso único, la influencia de la transmisión intergeneracional de memorias asociadas a la violencia política de la dictadura cívico-militar en la obra de un artista de la generación posdictatorial chilena. Mario Navarro, destacado artista visual chileno, hijo de un detenido político en la dictadura, fue el autor de este estudio. Se usó el relato de vida como técnica de producción de datos e imágenes de las obras entregadas por el artista, y se realizó un análisis narrativo de estos y observación formal de las obras visuales. Los principales resultados del estudio indican que parte de la elección de vida profesional y algunos de los resultados de obras visuales del artista contienen influencia intergeneracional indirecta de la experiencia de detención política del padre.

  11. Evaluación del acuerdo de Nueva Imperial y su impacto en la realidad indígena chilena, desde la percepción de la dirigencia aymara

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    René Patricio Aguilera Barraza

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Este escrito revisa críticamente, desde el pensamiento de la dirigencia aymara, las repercusiones que tuvo el Acuerdo de Nueva Imperial en la realidad indígena chilena, protocolo acuñado, el año 1989, entre los pueblos precolombinos (Mapuche, Rapa Nui, Kolla, Atacameño y Aymara y los partidos políticos opositores a la dictadura de Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. En él, el movimiento indígena contraía la obligación de apoyar al candidato presidencial Sr. Patricio Aylwin Azocar. A cambio, el entonces candidato de la Concertación de Partidos Políticos por la Democracia, si era electo Presidente de la República, se comprometía a resolver las siguientes demandas indígenas. Primero, elaborar un marco jurídico en favor del desarrollo de los pueblos originarios, punto resuelto con la promulgación de la Ley Indígena Nº 19.253, un 5 de octubre de 1993. Segundo, reconocer constitucionalmente a los pueblos indígenas; y tercero, ratificar el Convenio 169 de la OIT en territorio nacional. El punto dos y tres del Acuerdo de Nueva Imperial permanecen pendientes hasta nuestros días, sin que exista, por parte de las elites de poder que rodean al Estado, la voluntad política para ser aprobados.

  12. Chile en el Contexto del Pacífico. Marcos Conceptuales para la Política Exterior Chilena hacia el Pacífico Sur, 2010-2020

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    Raúl Sanhueza

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, teniendo como punto de partida un antecedente histórico, plantea que el Pacífico es uno de los vectores fundamentales de la política exterior chilena no sólo desde el punto de vista comercial y político, sino también como expresión de su identidad, confluyendo en él su modelo de desarrollo y el poder marítimo como bases de una política de Estado. Para Chile, la política hacia la región de Asia Pacífico no es un fin en sí misma; compartimos muchos valores esenciales (pragmatismo, seriedad, confianza. Renovar la inserción en esa región constituye una manera de mejorar la seguridad y el desarrollo de Chile. En este sentido, una política integral que vaya más allá de la restrictiva agenda económica que hasta ahora ha mantenido Chile hacia la región, supone cambios que derivan en un potenciamiento del desarrollo de este país.

  13. Estrés Materno y Configuración Familiar: Estudio comparativo en Familias Chilenas Monoparentales y Nucleares de bajos ingresos / Maternal Stress and Family Constitution: Comparative Study on Chilean, Single-Mother and Nuclear, Low-Income Families

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    Marcia Olhaberry

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    Full Text Available Los estudios sobre estrés materno durante la crianza infantil han considerado variables contextuales para explicarlo. El nivel socioeconómico, así como la configuración familiar han sido variables relevantes, asociándose monoparentalidad en familias de bajos ingresos a mayores niveles de estrés materno. Se estudian los niveles de estrés materno en familias chilenas nucleares y monoparentales de N.S.E. bajo, considerando el estrés en distintas dimensiones, asociado al rol materno, a la interacción madre-hijo(a y a la percepción de dificultades en el niño(a percibidas por la madre. Se estudia un total de 169 diadas, 80 pertenecientes a familias monoparentales y 89 pertenecientes a familias nucleares con niños(as entre los 4 y 15 meses de edad. Se evaluaron los niveles de estrés materno con el Parental Stress Index, versión abreviada, desarrollado por R. Abidin (1995. Los resultados muestran niveles de estrés significativamente más altos en las madres pertenecientes a familias monoparentales en el estrés asociado al rol materno, a la percepción del niño(a como difícil y en el estrés total.

  14. Patrones de distribución de anémonas de mar chilenas de aguas someras (cnidaria: anthozoa: actiniaria, corallimorpharia); con una discusión de las relaciones taxonómicas y zoogeográficas de la actinofauna del Pacífico sudoriental, el Atlántico sudoccidental y la Antártida

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    La presente publicación provee un primer análisis zoogeográfico completo de las anémonas de mar (Actiniaria y Corallimorpharia) de las aguas someras a lo largo de la costa chilena y de sus relaciones con faunas vecinas, basando en un extenso muestreo en los últimos años en combinación con revisiones de la literatura. Desde 1994 hasta 2004 obtuvimos mas de 1000 ejemplares pertenecientes a 32 especies de Actiniaria y Corallimorpharia. Se muestrearon mas de 100 lugares enclavados en el intermare...

  15. Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (TIC) en la docencia de universidades chilenas. Relaciones entre expectativas de uso e innovación de las prácticas en la pedagogía universitaria

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    Careaga Butter, Marcelo

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    El propósito principal fue investigar el impacto de la integración curricular de TIC en la docencia de 12 universidades chilenas. La muestra estuvo conformada por 46 docentes e inicialmente por 2077 alumnos, de los cuales 380 finalizaron activos el proceso de investigación. Trabajaron en una Plataforma Virtual de Comunicación, la cual fue organizada como Comunidades de Aprendizaje. Se estudiaron las prácticas docentes y las formas de aprendizaje bajo una modalidad mixta de la pedago...

  16. EVALUACIÓN DEL NIVEL DE ADOPCIÓN DE INTERNET EN LAS UNIVERSIDADES CHILENAS EN BASE AL MODELO eMICA EVALUATION OF THE INTERNET ADOPTION LEVEL IN CHILEAN UNIVERSITIES BASED ON THE eMICA MODEL

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    Narciso Cerpa

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    Full Text Available Este estudio investiga el grado de adopción de las tecnologías de Internet en las universidades chilenas, como sistema de promoción y coordinación de sus actividades, considerando el rol de esta tecnología en la comunicación efectiva con los diferentes actores sociales que se relacionan con la universidad, tales como empresas, instituciones, personas y postulantes. Esta plataforma tecnológica también juega un rol a diario y muy importante en la comunicación entre miembros internos: administrativos, académicos y alumnos. El estudio consistió en el análisis de los sitios Web de todas las universidades chilenas bajo la metodología, eMICA, un modelo extendido de adopción de comercio electrónico en Internet [3]. Los resultados de este estudio indican que las universidades en general hacen un buen uso de las tecnologías de Internet que permite a una gran mayoría (98,3% de éstas, realizar promoción y suministro de información con un alto grado de sofisticación e interactividad (etapa 2, nivel 3 del modelo eMICA. Además, gran parte (75% de las universidades nacionales muestran un alto grado de adopción de tecnologías de Internet, ya que cuentan con aplicaciones (administrativas, académicas, promocionales, etc. que permiten hacer transacciones por medio de la Web y, por lo tanto, se encuentran en la etapa más alta, procesamiento, de acuerdo al modelo utilizado.The main objective of this study is to investigate the degree of Internet technologies adoption in by chilean universities. These universities use the Web as a promotion system and for the coordination of their operational activities, highlighting the role of this technology in the effective communication between the different social actors that interact with the university, namely, enterprises, institutions, people and potential students. This Web-based platform plays also an important role in daily communication among administrative staff, faculty, and students. This

  17. "¡Y NO SE RÍEN DE ESTE LESO PORQUE ES DUEÑO DE MILLONES!": EL ASEDIO CÓMICO Y POPULAR DE JUAN RAFAEL ALLENDE A LA BURGUESÍA CHILENA DEL SIGLO XIX

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    Maximiliano Salinas Campos

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    Full Text Available La historia de las elites decimonónicas ha sido contada como la historia de un Olimpo tan elevado e inalcanzable como serio. Juan Rafael Allende logró en el mismo siglo XIX crear un mundo paralelo si no alternativo que derribó tanta sospechosa sublimidad. El gran autor satírico se hizo cargo del habla histórica de la plebe chilena que provenía en alguna medida de la Picaresca española de los siglos XVI y XVII con su anticlericalismo y su anticapitalismo visceral y carnavalesco. Prolongando este mundo al siglo XIX Allende lo convirtió en una dinamita contra la gravedad del Estado y del Mercado `en forma'. En particular, fueron atacados insignes representantes de la burguesía chilena como Eduardo Matte, Manuel José Irarrázaval, Agustín Edwards, Julio Zegers o Federico Varela. Ellos habían creado una nueva religión del dinero que Allende se apresuró a denunciar como una burda parodia del Dios cristiano. Había nacido en el país un nuevo credo, el "credo de los salitreros". El origen del pensamiento satírico de Allende tiene larguísimas raíces de las que no podemos obviar, además de la mencionada Picaresca, la tradición de la España hispano-árabe, que se rió de ricos y magnates en el mejor espíritu del Libro del Buen Amor y sus antecedentes musulmanesThe history of Chile's 19th-century elites has been narrated as an Olympian story: lofty, unreachable and grave. During the same century, writer Juan Rafael Allende managed to create a parallel, if not alternative world which demolished such suspect sublimity. The great satiric author appropriated Chile´s historic plebeian speech, somehow descended from the Spanish picaresque of the 16th and 17th centuries, adopting its visceral and carnival-like anti-clericalism and anti-capitalism. Projecting this mode into the 19th century, Allende turned it into a weapon to be used against the gravitas of the formal Market and State. In particular, his attacks were leveled against renowned

  18. Gestión del Tiempo en 12 Salas Chilenas de Kindergarten: Recreo, Colación y Algo de Instrucción Time Management in 12 Chilean Kindergarten Classrooms: Recess, Snack and a Little Teaching

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    Katherine Strasser

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    Full Text Available Este estudio examinó la gestión del tiempo en 12 salas de kindergarten chilenas de la Región Metropolitana pertenecientes a 9 establecimientos de diversos tipos de dependencia y niveles socioeconómicos (NSE. Para ello se realizó un total de 33 observaciones en las 12 salas (promedio de duración de 197 minutos y se determinó en qué tipo de actividades se invertía el tiempo. Más de la mitad de la jornada en las salas de la muestra se dedicó a actividades no instruccionales, como juego inestructurado, colación (merienda y manejo conductual. El tiempo dedicado a actividades instruccionales no se distribuyó de acuerdo a los hallazgos actuales sobre las actividades más productivas para el desarrollo de los niños. Estos resultados fueron independientes del tipo de dependencia y NSE de los establecimientos.This study examined time management in 12 kindergarten classrooms from 9 Chilean schools with diverse sources of funding and socioeconomic status (SES. We conducted 33 observations in the 12 classrooms (average duration 197 minutes, and determined the amount of time devoted to different activities. More than half of the time in these classrooms was spent in non-instructional activities such as recess, snack, and managing the children's behavior. Additionally, the distribution of instructional time is not in accordance with current findings regarding the activities that are more fruitful for children's development. These results are independent of the schools' source of funding and SES.

  19. La jurisdicción universal de protección de derechos fundamentales en la jurisprudencia chilena (comentario al fallo de la Corte Suprema Rol N° 17.393-2015

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    Full Text Available La Corte Suprema, en su fallo de 18 de noviembre de 2015, Rol Nº 17.393-2015, ha resuelto requerir al gobierno de Chile (materialmente a la Cancillería que solicite a la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de la Organización de Estados Americanos que se constituya en Caracas, Venezuela, de modo de constatar el estado de salud y privación de libertad de Leopoldo López y Daniel Ceballos, identificados en el fallo como prisioneros políticos. El fundamento de dicho requerimiento es el deber de protección de los derechos fundamentales a la vida, igualdad, privacidad, de petición y de asociación, consagrados en el artículo 19 de la Constitución chilena, números 1, 2, 4, 14 y 15, respectivamente. La Corte ha entendido que el deber de protección de derechos fundamentales que la Constitución le impone al Estado de Chile la habilita para extender la vigencia de las normas que consagran esos derechos extraterritorialmente. Ha llamado a este ejercicio “jurisdicción universal de protección de derechos humanos”. Este artículo evalúa esta práctica desde las perspectivas del derecho constitucional (I, derecho internacional (II y derecho penal (III. La tesis del artículo es que la Corte en cada una de estas dimensiones incurre en confusiones y errores dogmáticos importantes.

  20. Maternizando lo político: mujeres y género en el Movimiento Sindical de la Industria Salmonera Chilena Political mothering: women and gender on the Chilean Salmon Trade Union

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    Beatriz Eugenia Cid Aguayo

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    Full Text Available Las fases de proceso de la industria salmonera chilena emplean gran cantidad de mano de obra femenina sobre la base de la naturalización de una ideología de género que atribuye a las mujeres tanto habilidades motrices como un supuesto recelo a participar en organizaciones sindicales. Sin embargo, en un contexto de alta conflictividad laboral y en respuesta a la precariedad del trabajo, se observa la emergencia de importantes liderazgos sindicales femeninos. El presente trabajo analiza por una parte los sindicatos salmoneros, y su capacidad de incluir temas de género, como también aspectos de la subjetividad y los discursos de las emergentes mujeres dirigentas. En este sentido se observará que las lideresas no compartimentan su experiencia personal, sino que organizan su subjetividad en forma integrada, aunque tensionada por los diversos roles, por una parte maternizando su trabajo sindical y por la otra, politizando su vida privada.The Chilean salmon industry processing plants demand important amounts of female labour-force on the ground of naturalized attributed female gender characteristics, such as nimble fingers and particularly, lower union participation. However, in a context of high labour conflict and in response to precarious labour condition, important female leaderships have emerged. This work analyzes, on the one hand, the salmon unions, and their capacity to include gender issues, and, on the other hand, aspects of the subjectivity and speeches of the emergent women leaders. I will argue that female leaders do no fragment their personal experience, but organized their subjectivity in an integrated but also stressed way, on the one hand mothering their trade union activity, and on the other, politicizing their private life.

  1. A ditadura chilena pelas câmeras estrangeiras: a vida social sob a repressão na TV e no cinema internacionais = The Chilean dictatorship by the foreign cameras: the social life under repression in the internationals TV and cinema = La dictadura chilena a través de las cámaras extranjeras: la vida social bajo la represión en la TV y en el cine internacionales

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    Aguiar, Carolina Amaral de

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    Full Text Available O golpe de Estado no Chile teve um grande impacto fora das fronteiras nacionais, podendo ser caracterizado como um “evento-mundo”. No caso das televisões e dos cineastas estrangeiros, o 11 de setembro de 1973 motivou a realização de reportagens e filmes que denunciassem a repressão no país sul-americano, visando a desconstruir a imagem de um cotidiano “normalizado” que os militares procuravam vender para o exterior. Na segunda metade dos anos 1970, indo mais além da denúncia, essa produção audiovisual estrangeira se dedicou a compreender os processos de recomposição da vida social e de criação de uma nova ideologia nos grupos sociais (especialmente por meio do fortalecimento do gremialismo, fatores que permitiam uma longa duração para o regime de segurança nacional. Diante desse cenário, este artigo analisa fontes audiovisuais filmadas no Chile por diretores estrangeiros logo após o golpe e o posterior documentário feito pela TV suíça Chili: ordre, travail, obéissance (1977, com o objetivo de compreender as representações que esses materiais fazem da cotidianidade durante a ditadura de Pinochet nesses dois momentos. Rodadas sob a vigia da Junta Militar, essas fontes se valeram de muitas cenas da vida cotidiana chilena, já que muitas vezes essas eram as imagens possíveis de serem registradas no contexto da repressão. Porém, montadas no exterior do país, essas cenas foram usadas em filmes e reportagens para contrapor o discurso da “normalização” que os militares desejavam passar para a opinião pública internacional

  2. Biogeografía histórica de la familia Curculionidae (Coleoptera en las subregiones Subantártica y Chilena Central Historical biogeography of family Curculionidae (Coleoptera on Subantarctic and Central Chilean subregions

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    Paula Posadas

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    Full Text Available El análisis de los patrones de distribución y la información filogenética de 71 especies de Curculionidae, distribuidas en las subregiones Subantártica y Chilena Central, aplicando los métodos biogeográficos de los árboles reconciliados y análisis de parsimonia de Brooks (BPA, resulta en un único cladograma general de áreas: ((Chile Central (Maule, Bosque Valdiviano (Islas Malvinas (Páramo Magallánico, Bosque Magallánico. La aplicación del análisis de dispersión-vicarianza (DIVA muestra que el evento vicariante más frecuente es el que separa las Islas Malvinas de las otras dos provincias subantárticas meridionales. Por otra parte, de acuerdo con los resultados del DIVA, se evidencia que las relaciones entre el Maule, Bosque Valdiviano y Chile Central no se deberían a eventos de vicarianza sino a eventos de dispersión, ya que el 61% del total de los eventos de dispersión implica a estas tres áreas. Aún más, los eventos de dispersión más frecuentes implican al Maule, ya sea en relación con Chile Central o con el Bosque Valdiviano, por lo que se deduce que la aparente complejidad de las relaciones biogeográficas del Maule podría estar relacionada con dichos eventos de dispersión.The application of the historical biogeographic techniques of reconciled trees and Brooks parsimony analysis (BPA to the distributional and phylogenetic information of 71 species of Curculionidae ranged in the Subantarctic and Central Chilean subregions results in a single general area cladogram: ((Central Chile (Maule, Valdivian Forest (Malvinas Islands (Magellanic Moorland, Magellanic Forest. The application of dispersal-vicariance analysis (DIVA to the same data set shows as the most frequent vicariant event the split of Islas Malvinas from the two southern Subantarctic provinces. In addition, DIVA results evidenced that the relationship among Maule, Valdivian Forest, and Central Chile did not arise from vicariance events (common history

  3. Acceso solar a las edificaciones. El eslabón pendiente en la norma urbanística chilena sobre la actividad proyectual. / Solar access to buildings. The unsolved link in Chile’s urban laws regarding architectural design activity.

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    Paula Uribe Araya

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    Full Text Available Hoy en día las demandas energéticas y la búsqueda de fuentes renovables no contaminantes, tales como las Energías Renovables No Convencionales ERNC, son cada vez más acuciantes en el mundo. Entre ellas está la energía solar, cuya captación adquiere una importancia crucial en el medio urbano, debido a obstrucciones provenientes de las morfologías resultantes de la dinámica inmobiliaria. No obstante, se plantea que la vinculación entre morfología urbana y captación solar por edificaciones para sistemas activos, no ha sido abordada en el medio nacional. El objetivo de este artículo es reflexionar respecto a un concepto clave en estas materias: el acceso solar,porque se transforma en un bien muy preciado y necesario resguardar para el bien común. El enfoque adoptado analiza dos marcos normativos convergentes a la actividad proyectual energética solar: la Ordenanza General de Urbanismo y Construcciones (OGUC y la Ley del Net Metering (NM. Se analiza la aplicación de la normativa OGUC en un caso hipotético, sus implicancias en las sombras arrojadas sobre edificaciones, predios y espacios públicos. El resultado final es la contextualización espacial de un problema detectado entre forma urbana y energía solar, conducente a develar un eslabón pendiente en la normativa chilena sobre actividad proyectual./Nowadays energy demand and searching for renewable no polluted source such as Renewable Energy No Conventional (ERNC has become crucial in the world. Solar energy is one of them whose insolation has a key importance in the built environment because obstructions comingfrom ending morphology of the real estate./ Although that it is stated that link between urban morphology and building insolation for active systems has not yet been tackled in the national legislation. The objective of the article is to think about a key concept: solar access because it is relevant for equity viewpoint. The paperfocus on two legislative frameworks

  4. Uso de modelos epidemiológicos para estimar la incidencia de caries dental y enfermedad periodontal en embarazadas chilenas Use of epidemiological models to estimate the incidence of dental caries and periodontal disease in Chilean pregnant women

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    G Corsini Muñoz

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la incidencia de caries y enfermedad periodontal en embarazadas chilenas mediante un modelo de incidencia, prevalencia y mortalidad (IPM. Material y Método: Se construyó un modelo IPM con la prevalencia estimada en la Encuesta Nacional de Salud del año 2003 y los datos del Estudio de Carga de Enfermedad en Chile en el año 2007. Para efectos de estimar la población de mujeres embarazadas, se utilizó como variable de aproximación, los partos por edad de las mujeres según la información de los nacimientos registrado por el Instituto de Nacional de Estadística (INE. Los datos fueron ingresados en el programa DisMod para determinar las incidencias y comprobar la consistencia interna del modelo. Resultados: La incidencia de caries estimada por el modelo fue de 86.870 nuevos casos y de 7.983 casos incidentes al año para la enfermedad periodontal, en un universo estimado de 230.831 mujeres embarazadas. Conclusión: Los modelos epidemiológicos son una herramienta útil para determinar la epidemiología de cualquier enfermedad, en donde la estimación de la incidencia constituye un problema y estudios de investigación en campo serían muy costoso, de larga duración y/o en donde la problemática ética del estudio sería inaceptable.Objectives: To determine the incidence of caries and periodontal disease in pregnant Chilean women through an incidence, prevalence and mortality model (IPM. Material and Methods: An IPM model was constructed with the prevalence estimated the National Health Survey 2003 and data from the Burden of Disease study in Chile in 2007. The childbirths by age of women, according to the information from the National Statistics Institute, were used to estimate the population of pregnant women. Data were entered into the DisMod program to determine the incidence and check the internal consistency of the model. Results: The estimated incidence of caries by the model was of 86.870 new cases and 7

  5. Efectos del ejercicio físico sobre la memoria episódica en ancianas chilenas sanas (Effects of Physical Exercise on the Episodic Memory in Healthy Elderly Chileans

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    Norman López

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El objetivo de esta investigación fue analizar el efecto de un programa de actividad física regular sobre la memoria episódica verbal y visuoespacial en ancianas chilenas mentalmente sanas. Participaron 74 ancianas sin deterioro cognitivo, divididas en un grupo de intervención, integrado por 34 de ellas, que realizaron actividad física por seis meses; y un grupo control integrado por 40 sedentarias. Se utilizó el Test de Aprendizaje Auditivo Verbal de Rey (TAAVR y el Test de la Figura Compleja de Rey (TFCR para la evaluación de la memoria episódica. Asimismo, se realizaron análisis inter e intragrupales con t student y d de Cohen para medir el tamaño de efecto de las pruebas t. Los resultados evidenciaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en el postest entre el grupo de intervención (GI y grupo control (GC, observándose mejor rendimiento en las pruebas de memoria episódica verbal y visual del GI con un tamaño de efecto alto. Se concluye que la actividad física regular aumenta la capacidad de procesamiento, retención y evocación de la información verbal y visual episódica en mujeres ancianas sanas. Abstract: Our objective was to analyze the effect of a regular physical activity program on the verbal and visuospatial episodic memory on mentally healthy elderly Chileans. Participated 74 elderly women without cognitive impairment – divided into an intervention group = 34 elderly women, who carried out physical activity for six months; and a control group = 40 sedentary women. We used the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT, and the Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT for the evaluation of the episodic memory. Analysis were performed inter- and intra-group with t student and d of Cohen to measure the effect size of t-tests. The results showed statistically significant differences in the post-test between the Intervention Group (IG and Control Group (CG; noticing better yields in the verbal and visual episodic

  6. Medición de habilidades de comprensión lectora y auditiva en estudiantes de Pedagogía en Inglés de una universidad chilena

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    Cecilia Cisterna-Zenteno

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Recibido 14 de noviembre de 2014 • Corregido 1 de junio de 2015 • Aceptado 17 de noviembre de 2015El artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación cuyo objetivo fue medir las habilidades de comprensión lectora y auditiva de estudiantes de Pedagogía en Inglés de una universidad chilena. Para ello se aplicaron tres exámenes estandarizados de la Universidad de Cambridge: el examen English Test KET (KET, el Preliminary English Test (PET y el First Certificate Exam (FCE, a estudiantes de segundo, tercer y quinto año, respectivamente. Los datos recolectados fueron analizados con el programa SPSS mediante estadísticas descriptivas. Adicionalmente, estos resultados se complementaron con información recabada de tres grupos focales que tuvieron como propósito determinar las principales dificultades que se presentaron durante la ejecución de los exámenes. Los resultados revelaron que el estudiantado presenta problemas en la habilidad de comprensión auditiva y en la comprensión lectora en los exámenes KET y FCE, donde este último examen es el que obtuvo el más bajo nivel de logro. En cambio, en el examen PET, los puntajes de aprobación alcanzaron un mejor nivel. En los grupos focales, el estudiantado manifestó que sus principales dificultades fueron entender adecuadamente las instrucciones de cada tarea, el alto nivel de concentración requerido para rendir estos exámenes y la poca exposición a ensayos de este tipo de instrumentos de medición. El artículo plantea una posible explicación de los bajos resultados obtenidos en dos de los exámenes, utilizando el concepto de efecto meseta en el proceso de aprendizaje de una lengua. Se concluye con una reflexión sobre la formación inicial del profesorado de inglés en Chile, la importancia del conocimiento del contenido y los desafíos que enfrenta el sistema educativo y las instituciones formadoras a partir de los nuevos estándares pedagógicos establecidos por el

  7. Construyendo una Red Chilena para Estudios Socioecológicos a Largo Plazo: Avances, enfoques y relevancia Building a Chilean Network for Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research: Advances, perspectives and relevance

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    CHRISTOPHER B ANDERSON

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Desde su inicio formal en 1980, los programas de investigación ecológica a largo plazo (LTER por su sigla en inglés han servido como un exitoso marco organizacional para crear agendas de investigación y mecanismos de financiamiento que permiten a los científicos abordar fenómenos ecológicos significativos a las escalas en que ellos ocurren. En sus 30 años de existencia, LTER ha expandido su rango geográfico (actualmente la red Internacional de LTER tiene más de 40 países miembros con sitios de estudios en cada uno de los continentes y focos disciplinarios (principalmente abarcando las ciencias naturales y sociales, llevando a algunos a pedir un cambio de nombre a estudios de investigación socioecológica de largo plazo - LTSER por su sigla en inglés. No obstante, los biomas templados y subantárticos del sur de Sudamérica han carecido de sitios y redes formales de investigación a largo plazo. Sin embargo, numerosos esfuerzos de investigación a largo plazo han existido en Chile y Argentina sin coordinación entre sí. Particularmente, en 2008, el Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad puso en marcha el primer esfuerzo sistemático para articular tres sitios existentes (Parque Nacional Fray Jorge - 33° S, Estación Biológica Senda Darwin - 43° S, y Parque Etnobotánico Omora - 55° S. Aquí presentamos un número especial de la Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, dedicado a LTSER, con el objetivo de 1 dar una síntesis de algunos de los casos más emblemáticos casos de investigación socioecológica a largo plazo en Chile; 2 demostrar el valor de estos esfuerzos para la integración de la investigación y educación con resultados y procesos sociales, tales como aquellos relacionados con la toma de decisiones; y 3 ofrecer la perspectiva de una amplia gama de participantes involucrados en estas iniciativas, incluyendo a estudiantes de postgrado y programas asociados desde Iberoamérica y Norteamérica. Es nuestro deseo que

  8. Carmen Luisa Letelier Valdés: su versátil contribución a la comunicación de la música chilena en el país y en el extranjero Carmen Luisa Letelier-Valdés: her versatile Contribution to the Communication of Chilean Music both in Chile and Abroad

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    Luis Merino Montero

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Sobre la base de los conceptos de "sociabilidad" e "institución" este trabajo considera el importante aporte que Carmen Luisa Letelier Valdés ha realizado en pro de la comunicación de la música chilena, tanto en Chile como en el extranjero, y por la vida musical del país.This article deals with the important contribution that Carmen Luisa Letelier-Valdés has made to the communication ofChilean music both in Chile and abroad as well as her important rôle in Chilean musical life. The study is based on the concepts of"sociability" and "institution".

  9. Simulation of Dry Matter Productivity and Water Dynamics in a Chilean Patagonian Range Simulación de la Productividad de Materia Seca y Dinámica del Agua en Praderas de la Patagonia Chilena

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    Giorgio Castellaro G

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a simulation model combining the main components of water balance and growth of perennial grassland steppe in Chilean Patagonia, to estimate long-term annual production (Yr, kg ha-1 and sheep carrying capacity (GC, sheep equivalent [EO] ha-1. The model is based on climate-water balance relationships, where the basic process is evapotranspiration. The model calculates Yr depending on the accumulation of transpiration and the water use efficiency from the time of growth initiation until the grassland accumulates the maximum amount of dry matter (DM. Depending on Yr, the DM requirement of EO, the proper use factor of grassland and a slope correction factor, a range site GC is calculated. Simulations were performed using actual climate data sets of eight growing seasons at Kampenaike (52º41' S; 70°54'W; 12 m.a.s.l. and a long-term simulation in the same location, using a stochastic weather variables generator. Through the model it was possible to estimate the water loss associated with the components of water balance and estimate the restriction imposed by water deficit on Yr. By simulating many years, it was possible to establish a normal distribution of GC with 0.629 EO ha-1 yr-1, associated with 80% probability of being exceeded, which is lower than values reported in field assessments. This method calculates GC with a conservational approach, taking into account soil and climatic variability in semiarid ecosystems.Se describe un modelo de simulación para pastizales esteparios de la Patagonia chilena, que estima a largo plazo los principales componentes del balance hídrico, la producción anual de MS (Yr, kg ha-1 y la capacidad de carga ovina (GC, equivalente ovino [EO] ha-1 de éstos. El modelo se basa en la relación clima-balance hídrico, siendo el proceso básico la evapotranspiración. Yr es función de la acumulación de transpiración durante la temporada de crecimiento y de la eficiencia del uso del agua. La GC

  10. OSTEOMETRÍA DE VICUGNA VICUGNA MOLINA, 1782 EN EL PLEISTOCENO FINAL DE PATAGONIA MERIDIONAL CHILENA: IMPLICANCIAS PALEOECOLÓGICAS Y BIOGEOGRÁFICAS / Osteometry of Vicugna vicugna Molina, 1782 in the late Pleistocene of southern chilean Patagonia

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    Rafael Labarca Encina

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available  Se presenta un análisis osteométrico uni y multivariado con los materiales fósiles -principalmente huesos cortos y falanges- de Vicugna sp. del yacimiento Cueva Lago Sofía 4 (13500 – 11000 AP, ubicado en la provincia de Última Esperanza (Región de Magallanes, Chile. Los resultados indican que los elementos analizados poseen un tamaño compatible con los registrados para Vicugna vicugna, no superando en ningún caso a los especímenes conocidos para Vicugna gracilis del Pleistoceno de la región Pampeana. Esto confirma la información morfológica y de ADN antiguo que indicaba la presencia de Vicugna vicugna en la Patagonia meridional chilena. Se discuten los resultados en términos taxonómicos, biogeográficos y paleoecológicos sugiriendo que la presencia de este taxón fuera de su rango actual de distribución se debió a las condiciones ambientales compartidas entre la Puna y Patagonia austral durante la transición Pleistoceno-Holoceno. La extinción de V. vicugna se habría debido al impacto de los cambios climáticos ocurridos al inicio del Holoceno producto de su dieta pastadora y etología no migratoria y territorial, a lo que se habría sumado una caza por parte de depredadores humanos y no humanos.Palabras clave: género Vicugna, osteometría, Pleistoceno, Patagonia AbstractThis contribution presents the results of single and multi-variable osteometric analyses performed on a sample of short bones and phalanxes assigned to Vicugna sp. from Lago Sofía Cave 4 site (13500 – 11000 BP, Región de Magallanes, Chile. The elements analyzed show a similar size to the reference collections for Vicugna vicugna, and do not exceed the metrics for the pampean pleistocenic specimens of Vicugna gracilis. This confirms the morphological and ancient DNA data that indicated the presence of vicuña in southern Chilean Patagonia. The taxonomic, biogeographic and palaeoecologic discussion of these results, suggests that the presence of this

  11. Juventud chilena y derechos en sexualidad

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    Vidal Pollarolo, Paulina

    2012-01-01

    Se sostiene en este artículo que Chile, a pesar de haber suscrito acuerdos internacionales en Conferencias de Naciones Unidas que reconocen como sujetos de derechos a las y los jóvenes en el ámbito de la sexualidad, no difunde estos derechos ni desarrolla políticas públicas específicas  para que puedan ejercerlos. Esto se debería a la existencia de poderes fácticos como la jerarquía de la Iglesia Católica que impone un discurso conservador. El artículo aborda un enfoque de derechos, según el ...

  12. La Crisis Cambiaria Chilena en 1982

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    Arnold C Harberger

    1984-01-01

    Chile's devaluation of 1982 has been the source of much commentary. By far the most widely held view is that the underlying policy mistake was the fixing of the price of the dollar at 39 pesos in July of 1979. According to this view, Chile's exchange rate

  13. La prensa chilena en la era Bachelet

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    Marco Herrera Campos

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Desde su visión el autor hace un recuento de las gestiones gubernamentales una vez que el país inició la etapa pos Pinochetista. Señal que solo son dos los grupos que controlan casi el 80 por ciento de la propiedad de los medios de comunicación en Chile. Afirma que la negativa de los gobiernos de la Concertación, para desarrollar una política comunicacional que favorezca la libertad de expresión y el derecho a la información ha tenido como consecuencia el cierre de numerosos medios de comunicación, atentando contra el pluralismo y la calidad de la democracia.

  14. Pertumbuhan dan Perkembangan Eksplan Rumput Laut Gracilaria verrucosa dan Gracilaria gigas pada Aklimatisasi di Tambak

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    Sri Redjeki Hesti Mulyaningrum

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Aklimatisasi eksplan rumput laut hasil kultur jaringan merupakan proses adaptasi eksplan dengan lingkungan budidaya. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengevaluasi performa pertumbuhan dan perkembangan eksplan rumput laut G. verrucosa dan G. gigas yang diaklimatisasi di tambak dan mendapatkan informasi awal mengenai prospek pengembangan budidaya rumput laut G. gigas di tambak. Eksplan rumput laut G. verrucosa dan G. gigas hasil kultur jaringan dipelihara dalam hapa berukuran 50x50x50 cm dengan berat awal 15 g.hapa-1 dan dipelihara di tambak. Desain penelitian adalah rancangan acak lengkap (RAL dengan enam unit penelitian terdiri dari tiga ulangan untuk masing-masing spesies. Pemeliharaan eksplan dilakukan selama 60 hari dan setiap 15 hari dilakukan pengukuran bobot, panjang dan perkembangan eksplan serta monitoring terhadap kualitas air. Pengamatan histologi sel rumput laut G. verrucosa dan G. gigas dilakukan dibawah mikroskop. Analisis data pertumbuhan dilakukan dengan uji komparatif independent t-test sedangkan data perkembangan eksplan dan histologi sel rumput laut dianalisis secara deskritif. Pada pemeliharaan di tambak kedua jenis rumput laut memiliki pertumbuhan yang berbeda nyata (P<0,05. Rumput laut G. verrucosa memiliki bobot mutlak lebih tinggi (221,82 g dari G. gigas (51,94 g dan LPH (laju pertumbuhan harian bobot lebih tinggi (3,27% dari G. gigas (2%. Rumput laut G. verrucosa juga memiliki pertambahan panjang yang lebih tinggi (5,28 cm dari G. gigas (2,71 cm dengan LPH panjang masing-masing sebesar 3,06% dan 2,18%. Perkembangan eksplan rumput laut G. verrucosa lebih cepat daripada G. gigas karena faktor fisika dan kimia lingkungan perairan tambak yang tidak sesuai untuk pertumbuhan rumput laut G. gigas yang memiliki susunan sel korteks lebih rapat. Kata kunci: pertumbuhan, perkembangan, G. verrucosa, G. gigas, eksplan, tambak Acclimatization of tissue culture seaweed explants was an adaptation procces of explants to cultivation environment. This study aims to evaluate the growth and development of G. verrucosa dan G. gigas explants on pond acclimatization as early information of pond aquaculture development of G. gigas. Explants of G. verrucosa and G. gigas were rearing on 50x50x50 cm cage net with 15 g.cage-1 of initial weight and cutured on pond. The study was a completely randomized design with six unit experiment including three replicates for each species. Acclimation was done in 60 days then explants weight, length, development, and water quality were monitored every 15 days. G. verrucosa and G. gigas cell histology was observed under microscope. Growth data was analyzed comparatively using independent t-test then explants development and cell histology were represented descriptively. The study showed that the growth of both species was significantly different (P<0.05 on pond cultivation. G. verrucosa had higher weight (221.82 g than G. gigas (51.94 g also higher DGR (daily growth rate (3.27% than G. gigas (2%. G. verrucosa also had higher elongation (5.28 cm than G. gigas (2.71 cm with length DGR of 3.06% and 2.18%, respectively. The development of G. verrucosa explants was better than G. gigas, because of the physical and chemical environment of pond water was not suitable for G. gigas which had dense cortical structure. Keywords: growth, development, G. verrucosa, G. gigas, explants, pond

  15. Variación de los indicadores de mortalidad evitable entre comunas chilenas como aproximación a las desigualdades de salud Using different indicators of preventable mortality as an approach to measuring health inequalities in Chilean municipalities

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    Cesar Gattini

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS:Analizar variaciones de mortalidad evitable entre comunas, utilizando diversos indicadores, como aproximación operacional para estimar desigualdades de salud. MÉTODOS:Análisis de variación de áreas pequeñas en una muestra de 117 de las 335 comunas chilenas en 1992. Usando datos secundarios, se desarrollaron y analizaron indicadores de mortalidad evitable, tales como los años de vida potencial perdidos (AVPP, la mortalidad evitable (ME (con antecedentes y criterios basados en fuentes publicadas, la mortalidad evitable mediante la atención de salud (MEAS, y la esperanza de vida. También se creó un indicador de desarrollo socioeconómico (IDSE. La amplitud de las variaciones observadas entre indicadores se estimó mediante el coeficiente ponderado de variación, el coeficiente de Gini, la razón entre quintiles extremos del IDSE y la razón entre el quintil con el menor IDSE y el grupo de comunas con IDSE mayores de 0,90 (referencia empírica óptima. El perfil socioeconómico de las variaciones se examinó mediante curvas de concentración y la comparación de quintiles comunales según IDSE. RESULTADOS:Los diversos indicadores de ME usados mostraron una relación inversa estadísticamente significativa con el desarrollo socioeconómico, tendencia también observada en el perfil de los quintiles definidos por IDSE y en la mayoría de las causas específicas de mortalidad evitable. El uso de tres niveles de referencia (promedio, quintil con el mayor IDSE y referencia empírica óptima plantea la medición de distintas brechas que podrían prevenirse. La razón entre el quintil con el menor IDSE y la referencia óptima fue de 2,1 en el caso de la ME, de 2,0 en el caso de los AVPP, de 1,7 en el de la mortalidad infantil y de 1,5 en el de la MEAS. CONCLUSIONES:Los resultados, que coinciden con los hallados en otras fuentes publicadas previamente, ponderan la magnitud y el perfil de las variaciones entre comunas y proveen informaci

  16. Impacto del aumento de escuelas de odontología en la productividad científica odontológica chilena Impact of the increase of dental schools on the chilean dental scientific productivity

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    S Uribe

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir la productividad científica chilena en el período 2000-2011 y analizar el efecto del aumento de instituciones de educación superior que imparten la carrera de odontología. Material y Métodos: Se realizaron búsquedas en la base de datos ISI para el período 2000-2011 y se registraron las publicaciones de autores con dirección de correspondencia en Chile, revista, año, afiliación e impacto. Las instituciones educativas se agruparon en aquellas pertenecientes al Consejo de Rectores (CRUCh (tradicionales y las no-CRUCh (privadas. Se consultaron además las bases de datos de agencias gubernamentales de financiamiento. Resultados: Durante el período estudiado se publicaron 173 trabajos en revistas indexadas ISI. Las instituciones con mayor cantidad de publicaciones son las tradicionales (U. de Chile [57.8%], U. de Concepción [9.8%] y U. de Valparaíso [8.1%]. Las universidades tradicionales representan el 89.6% de la productividad científica odontológica nacional y comprenden las publicaciones de mayor impacto (10.5 citas promedio de impacto por artículo para universidad CRUCh y 1.6 para universidad no-CRUCh. Las universidades CRUCh que se han abierto en este período han comenzado a presentar productividad científica. Las universidades no-CRUCh (privadas representan el 6.9% de la productividad científica nacional en odontología para el período 2000-2011. En un año promedio, se publican 14 artículos del área odontológica de autores chilenos en revistas ISI, con una cantidad relativa de ocho publicaciones de la U. de Chile, una publicación de la U. de Concepción, U. de Valparaíso y UFRO respectivamente y tres publicaciones divididas entre 11 universidades con productividad científica activa. Conclusión: El aumento del número de matriculados e instituciones ha tenido escaso impacto en la productividad científica odontológica en el período estudiado. Futuras investigaciones deberán determinar las causas

  17. Creación, vigencia y renovación de carreras en el discurso estrategico de Universidades chilenas: Discursividades de los textos oficiales Creation, maintenance and renewal of programs in the strategic discourse of chilean universities: discourses of the official texts

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    Rodolfo Jiménez Cavieres

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este articulo analiza los contenidos manifiestos y subyacentes en las prácticas discursivas desplegadas en las estrategias enunciadas por las universidades chilenas en lo referido a la vigencia, creación, mantención y renovación de la oferta de carreras universitarias en el proyecto estratégico de desarrollo institucional que cada universidad presenta como carta de navegación para su desarrollo en vías de enfrentar el desafío de la innovación pertinente con las transformaciones productivas que impone la economía globalizada y su demanda de una nueva formación de profesional para abordar los requerimientos de nuevos productos y servicios.This article analyzes the undisguised contents and underlying practices unfolded in the enunciated strategies for the Chilean universities in reference to validity, creation, maintenance and renewal of university degree offers, in the strategic project of institutional development that every university has to present as a navigation chart for its development through the challenge of innovation pertinent to productive transformations imposed by the globalized economy and its demand of a new professional education able to deal with the requirements of new products and services.

  18. Normas percibidas por los estudiantes universitarios acerca de sus pares y uso de drogas en una universidad en Chile Normas percebidas pelos estudantes universitários sobre seus pares e uso de drogas de uma universidade Chilena Perceived norms among university students about their peers and drug use at a Chilean university

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    Julia Ramirez Castillo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se analiza la relación entre las normas percibidas del consumo de drogas en los pares y el uso actual de la misma, en estudiantes universitarios. Se trata de un estudio cuantitativo, multicéntrico aplicado a la población del 2 y 3 año de carreras de salud de una universidad chilena, la muestra fue constituida por 286(75,2% estudiantes de un total de 380. Se observó que más del 50%, perciben que sus pares consumen tabaco diariamente, alcohol tres veces a la semana, marihuana una vez a la semana, y cocaína al menos una vez al año. El campus es el lugar donde más se consume; sin embargo la cocaína se consume más en casa de amigos. Entre los estudiantes, el 68% fumó alguna una vez en la vida y el 57% todos los días; el 88% bebió alguna una vez en la vida; el 26% consumió marihuana alguna una vez en la vida y el 16% en los últimos 12 meses. Los estudiantes desconocen la existencia de políticas universitarias relacionadas con el consumo de drogas. Algunos resultados confirman la sobrestimación del consumo de drogas.Analisa-se a relação entre normas percebidas do consumo de drogas pelos pares e o uso da mesma entre estudantes universitários. Este é um estudo quantitativo, multicêntrico, aplicado aos alunos do 2 e 3 ano dos cursos da área da saúde de uma universidade chilena, constituída por 286 (75,2% de 380 estudantes. RESULTADOS: mais de 50%, percebem que seus pares consomem cigarro diariamente, álcool três vezes por semana, maconha uma vez por semana; cocaína ao menos uma vez no ano. O campus é o local onde mais se consome; o consumo de cocaína se dá na casa de amigos. Entre os estudantes, 68% já fumou uma vez em sua vida, 57% todos os dias; 88% já bebeu uma vez em sua vida; 26% consumiu maconha uma vez na vida, 16% nos últimos 12 meses. Estudantes desconhecem a existência de políticas universitárias relacionadas ao consumo de drogas. Alguns resultados confirmam a subestimação do consumo de

  19. Geographic distribution and description of four pelagic barnacles along the south east Pacific coast of Chile - a zoogeographical approximation Distribución geográfica y descripción de cuatro especies de cirripedios pelágicos a lo largo de la costa chilena del Pacífico sur este - una aproximación zoogeográfica

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    IVÁN HINOJOSA

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available The majority of zoogeographic studies along the Chilean Pacific coast have focused on benthic organisms and oceanographic conditions are considered the main factors influencing their distributions. Herein we examined the geographic distribution of pelagic barnacles of the family Lepadidae collected from floating macroalgae at seven sampling areas between 23 and 50° S. Four species were encountered and they are briefly described herein. The most abundant northern species was Lepas anatifera, and it diminished in abundance towards the south (33° S. Moreover, this species was not found in waters with a sea surface temperature (SST of less than ~18 °C. Lepas australis, primarily a circumpolar West Wind Drift species, diminished in abundance towards the north (33° S. This species was restricted to waters of La mayoría de los estudios de zoogeografía a lo largo de la costa chilena del Pacífico sur este se han enfocado en organismos bentónicos y las condiciones oceanográficas se sugieren como factores principales que modulan su distribución. Aquí examinamos la distribución geográfica de especies de cirripedios pelágicos de la familia Lepadidae, asociadas a macroalgas flotando a la deriva, en siete áreas de muestreo entre los 23 y 50° S. Se encontraron cuatro especies de cirripedios lepádidos y cada una se describe brevemente. La especie del norte más abundantes fue Lepas anatifera y disminuye su abundancia hacia el sur (33° S. Además, esta especie no se encontró en temperatura superficial del mar (SST inferior a ~18 °C. Lepas australis, que posee una distribución circumpolar, atenúa su abundancia hacia el norte (33° S. Esta especie se restringe a SST < 18 °C. La tercera especie, L. pectinata se extiende en la mayor parte del área de estudio, pero posee su mayor abundancia relativa en el área central, entre 29 y 33° S. La cuarta especie, Dosima fascicularis, solo se encontró en dos lugares de muestreo, en 27 y 33° S, y es

  20. Distribución de macroinvertebrados (Plecoptera y Aeglidae en ecosistemas fluviales de la Patagonia chilena: ¿Muestran señales biológicas de la evolución geomorfológica postglacial? Distribution of macroinvertebrates (Plecoptera and Aeglidae in fluvial ecosystems of the Chilean Patagonia: Do they show biological signals of the postglacial geomorphological evolution?

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    CLAUDIO VALDOVINOS

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La Patagonia chilena incluye uno de los sistemas hídricos más complejos de Sudamérica y uno de los menos intervenidos del mundo, los cuales fueron intensamente modelados por la actividad glacial del Cuaternario. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar si en esta área existen zonas de endemismo de macroinvertebrados bentónicos fluviales y analizar los patrones de diversidad de organismos de alta (Plecoptera y baja vagilidad (Aeglidae. Entre el 2006 y 2009 se muestrearon 183 sitios entre 42°50' y 54°43' S, focalizándose en las principales cuencas. Los muéstreos se realizaron con una red "kicknet", cubriendo una superficie de fondo de 8 m². En toda el área se registraron 30 especies de Plecoptera y dos de Aeglidae. Se identificó una zona de endemismo en la cuenca del río Aysén, sustentada por el plecóptero Ceratoperla fazi y el cangrejo Aegla neuquensis. Esta última especie correspondería a una población relictual procedente de los ríos de la estepa Argentina, que habría quedado atrapada en la Patagonia chilena, luego que se invirtiera el flujo del cauce del río que originalmente fluía hacia el Atlántico. Un marcado cambio latitudinal en la diversidad de especies fue evidente a lo largo del área de estudio (R² = 0.72, P The Chilean Patagonia includes one of the most complex hydrological systems of South America and one of the least modified systems of the world. These systems were intensely modified by the glacial activity of the Quaternary. The objectives of this study were to determine whether or not in this area exists zones of endemic benthic fluvial macroinvertebrates, and to analyze the patterns of diversity of species composed by organisms of high (Plecoptera and low (Aeglidae vagility. A collection of 183 selected sites, located between the latitude 42° 50' and 54°43' S, were sampled during 2006 and 2009. The sampling was focused on the main river basins and a "kicknet" was used to cover a surface of 8 m² at

  1. Criterios de transferibilidad del enfoque concurrente en los procesos de diseño y desarrollo de productos de las pequeñas y medianas empresas chilenas Transferability criteria of the concurrent approach in the product design and development processes of Chilean small and middle size companies

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    Carole Baudin

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de la primera fase de un estudio que pretende generar un modelo de evaluación y mejoramiento de los Procesos de Diseño y Desarrollo de Productos (PDDP de las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PyMEs manufactureras chilenas basado en el enfoque concurrente a fin de insertarlas a los mercados competitivos actuales. En efecto, muchos autores demostraron que, en nuestra sociedad globalizada, la capacidad de una empresa en tener una buena conducción y desarrollo de las fases de diseño de productos determina una gran parte su eficacia industrial. En particular, los modelos basados en la Ingeniería Concurrente (IC parecen ser los más apropiados para responder rápida y adecuadamente a mercados siempre más exigentes. Sin embargo, existen pocos estudios que demuestren la aplicabilidad de estos modelos a las PyMEs. Esta primera fase pretende entonces establecer criterios de transferibilidad del enfoque concurrente en pequeñas y medianas empresas, analizando el corpus teórico y experimental relativo a la Ingeniería Concurrente (IC y su aplicación en PYME, contrastando estos análisis con los primeros resultados de una investigación explorativa y cualitativa de tres PyMEs manufactureras chilenas. Estos criterios de transferibilidad se basan por una parte sobre una interpretación del enfoque concurrente al analizar la literatura existente y los patrones de comportamiento de las PyMEs para así destacar las dimensiones críticas particulares, por otra parte, se basa en un análisis del tipo de modelo de intervención que permita su implementación en este tipo de empresas.The results of the first stage of a study aimed at generating a model for the evaluation and improvement of Product Design and Development Processes (PDDP of Chilean small and middle size enterprises (SMEs based on the concurrent approach with the aim of inserting them in current competitive markets are presented. Many authors have shown that

  2. El lucro en la educación chilena: debate conceptual acerca del sentido de la educación pública y de la privada Profits in Chilean education: conceptual debate about the meaning of public and private education

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    Sebastián Donoso-Díaz

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available El texto introduce en un tema capitular en el Chile de hoy, un tópico que ordena las vinculaciones entre lo público y lo privado en educación y que ha sido escasamente analizado en los últimos treinta años; a nuestro entender, producto del éxito del neoliberalismo en la legitimación del orden privado y de sus principios sobre lo público. Este fenómeno ha sido nuevamente puesto en tela de juicio en la sociedad chilena, a causa del descontento social con un sistema de mercado que se ha mostrado implacable. El lucro ha quedado al descubierto como principio y fin de los objetivos de las políticas neoliberales, y con ello se desnuda su débil propuesta de desarrollo social y de operación del Estado, tarea a la que la educación, desde el neoliberalismo, tiene muy poco que aportar.The text introduces a central issue discussed in today’s Chile, a topic that organizes the bounds between public and private sectors in education and which has been rarely discussed in the last thirty years; due in our opinion to the success of neoliberal policy in legitimating private order and its principles over the public ones. This phenomenon has again been put into discussion in the Chilean society as a result of a social discontent towards a market system that has been relentless. The beginning and ending of the objectives of neoliberal policies has been profit and together with it, bares its weak proposal of society development and the operation of the State, a task that education has very little to contribute since neoliberal policy.

  3. Poética musical mapuche: factor de dislocación de la música chilena contemporánea: El caso de "Cantos ceremoniales", de Eduardo Cáceres The Mapuche Musical Poiesis as a Means of Dislocation of Chilean Contemporary Music: The Case ofthe "Cantos ceremoniales" by Eduardo Cáceres

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    Rafael Díaz S

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    Full Text Available Esta comunicación es una reflexión sobre cómo los procedimientos composicionales mapuches se constituyen en un factor de dislocación y de relectura del paratexto musical contemporáneo. El objeto de estudio es la obra compuesta por Eduardo Cáceres, Cantos ceremoniales para aprendiz de machi (2004, obra sobre textos en lengua mapuche escritos por el poeta chileno-mapuche Elicura Chihuailaf. Esta obra se constituye, para este estudio, en un soporte de (resignificaciones de la cultura musical mapuche, trasplantada al contexto de la música académica. La hipótesis de trabajo es que las maneras de representar al otro, por medio de estrategias composicionales transculturales, han terminado por modificar las fronteras y la posición de la música chilena contemporánea, generando alteridad en su propio núcleo canónico de su otrora paradigma centroeuropeo.The present paper deals with the inñuence ofthe Mapuche technique ofmusic composition upon the contemporary style ofacademic Chilean composers, considering how such factors as mass media and rural urban displacement affect and dislócate the aesthetics of Chilean contemporary music. For this purpose the work Cantos ceremoniales para aprendiz de machi isanalyzed. This workwas writtenin 2004 by the Chilean composer Eduardo Cáceres and it is based on Mapuche poetry written by the Chilean- Mapuche poet Elicura Chihuailaf. This work is conceived as a framework for the change of meanings that the rich and varied Mapuche musical expressions underwent when transplanted to the context ofacademic contemporary music. The central hypothesis has to do with how the (post modern ways ofrepresenting the Other, by means of transcultural strategies ofmusic composition, have modiñed the location and borders of Chilean contemporary music, generating inner changes in its European canonic nucleus.

  4. DEBER DE CONGRUENCIA (RECTIUS, CORRELACIÓN DE LA SENTENCIA PENAL Y OBJETO DEL PROCESO: UN PROBLEMA NO RESUELTO EN LA LEY E INSOLUBLE PARA LA JURISPRUDENCIA CHILENA MATCHING DUTY (RECTIUS, CORRELATION OF THE JUDGEMENT AND THE SUBJECT OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: AN UNRESOLVED PROBLEM IN THE LAW AN INSOLUBLE FOR THE CHILEAN JURISPRUDENCE

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    Carlos del Rio Ferretti

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio trata del deber de correlación de la sentencia penal y los problemas de su aplicación presentados en la jurisprudencia (y doctrina chilena. El tema es analizado fijando el supuesto técnico previo sobre el cual se construye dicho deber, como es la determinación del objeto del proceso a partir de un preciso concepto del hecho punible desde una perspectiva procesal. Es por ello que se analizan las posiciones teóricas y técnicas sobre el concepto del hecho, más apropiadas para responder a las complejas cuestiones comprendidas en el deber de correlación de la sentencia penal, destinadas a resolver los problemas de aplicación explicados en el estudio. Con ese propósito se analizan las teorías naturalistas y normativas del hecho y se intenta demostrar las repercusiones prácticas de sus respectivas aplicaciones.This research is about the matching duty of the criminal judgement and problems that come along with its application by the Chilean tribunals (and Literature. The topic is analyzed setting the technical support after which builds on that obligation, as in the definition of the subject of the criminal procedure from a precise concept of the punishable act from a procedural perspective. This is the reason why we study the technical and theoretical positions about the concept of «fact» more appropriate to understand the complex issue that involves the matching duty of the criminal judgement, to resolve the problems that come along with is application as we explain in this study. To this purpose we analyze naturalists and normatives theories about the concept of «fact» and intend proving the practical consequence wether you submit to one or another theory.

  5. Primer registro de Dasypsyllus (Avesopsylla lasius lasius (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae en nidos de golondrina chilena, Tachycineta meyeni (Passeriformes: Hirundinidae, en Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina First record of Dasypsyllus (Avesopsylla lasius lasius (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae in Chilean swallow nests Tachycineta meyeni (Passeriformes: Hirundinidae in Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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    Full Text Available La golondrina chilena, Tachycineta meyeni (Cabanis, nidifica en el centro de Chile y suroeste de Argentina. En invierno migra a Bolivia, Paraguay y al sureste de Brasil. Estas golondrinas ocuparon una serie de cajas-nido en Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. Luego de la temporada de cría, tratamos los nidos con acetato de etilo y los revisamos en búsqueda de artrópodos hematófagos. Encontramos pulgas adultas, que fueron fijadas, aclaradas, deshidratadas, diafanizadas y montadas en un derivado de clavo de olor para su observación al microsocopio óptico. Identificamos machos y hembras de Dasypsyllus (Avesopsylla lasius lasius (Rothschild. En Argentina, esta pulga es conocida solamente en Sierra de la Ventana (Buenos Aires, donde se la halló parasitando la golondrina barranquera, Notiochelidon cyanoleuca patagonica (Vieillot. La información disponible debería complementarse con prospecciones en localidades intermedias. Otras aves relacionadas con ambas golondrinas por la ocupación de nidos, como el rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda (Gmelin, ratona común (Troglodytes aedon Vieillot, caminera común (Geositta cunicularia (Vieillot, hornero (Furnarius rufus (Gmelin, podrían contribuir a la dispersión de la pulga entre las dos localidades registradas.Chilean swallows Tachycineta meyeni (Cabanis nest in the central area in Chile and Southwest in Argentina. In winter, they migrate to Bolivia, Paraguay and Southeast of Brazil. A nest box population of Chilean swallows was established in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. After the breeding season, we collected all nests, treated them with ethyl acetate, and inspected all the nest material for hematophagous arthropods. We found adult fleas, which were fixed, cleared, diaphanized, dehydrated, and mounted in a clove derivative for observation under a microscope. We identified males and females of Dasypsyllus (Avesopsylla lasius lasius (Rothschild. In Argentina, this flea is only known for Sierra de la Ventana

  6. Fungistatic Activity Of Essential Oils Extracted from Peumus boldus Mol., Laureliopsis philippiana (Looser Schodde and Laurelia sempervirens (Ruiz & Pav. Tul. (Chilean Monimiaceae Actividad Fungistática de Extractos de Aceites Asenciales de Peumus boldus Mol., Laureliopsis philippiana (Looser Schodde y Laurelia sempervirens (Ruiz & Pav. Tul. (Monimiaceae chilenas

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    Full Text Available Components of essential oils from the Chilean Monimiaceae, boldo (Peumus boldus Mol., tepa (Laureliopsis philippiana (Looser Schodde, and laurel (Laurelia sempervirens (Ruiz & Pav. Tul. were determined using Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (GCMS and fungistatic activity of the essential oils was tested against Rhizoctonia solani Kühn (Donk, Pythium irregulare Buisman, Ceratocystis pilifera (Fr. C. Moreau, Phragmidium violaceum (Schultz G. Winter, and Fusarium oxysporum Schltdl. The essential oils of the Monimiaceae species shared some common components; all three had the 3-carene, α-phellandrene, and α-pinene terpenes. L. philippiana and L. sempervirens also had safrole.The main components were ascaridol in P. boldus oil, 3-carene in L. philippiana, and safrole in L. sempervirens. The essential oil from L. sempervirens showed the highest fungistatic activity with significant differences in dose as well as exposure. P. violaceum was the most sensitive strain and P. irregulare the most resistant of all the essential oils (P. boldus extract affected growth by only 19%. Therefore, essential oils from these three plants could be used to control the fungal strains studied.Se determinaron los compuestos de aceites esenciales de Monimiaceae chilenas, boldo (Peumus boldus Mol., tepa (Laureliopsis philippiana (Looser Schodde, y laurel (Laurelia sempervirens (Ruiz & Pav. Tul. a través de cromatografía de gas con espectrometría de masas (CG-EM y se midió la actividad fungistática de los aceites sobre los hongos Rhizoctonia solani Kühn (Donk, Pythium irregulare Buisman, Ceratocystis pilifera (Fr. C. Moreau, Phragmidium violaceum (Schultz Winter y Fusarium oxysporum Schltdl. Los aceites esenciales de las especies de Monimiaceae tienen algunos compuestos en común; en las especies estudiadas se encontró que todos tenían los terpenos 3-careno, α-felandreno, y α-pineno. L. philippiana y L. sempervirens además tienen safrol. En cambio

  7. Standing Stock, Agar Yield and Properties of Gracilaria salicornia ...

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    The highest mean biomass and cover values were obtained during the SE monsoon. Agar yield varied from 13.7 to 30.2 % (dry weight) and was highest during the dry NE monsoon period. Alkali treatment generally reduced agar yield by 25–56 %. Gel strength of the agar gels ranged between 118 and 251 g/cm2 and was ...

  8. Rapid assessment of tissue nitrogen in cultivated Gracilaria gracilis ...

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    This elationship can be used by seaweed farmers for cultivation management as a quick guide to determine nutritional status of the seaweeds, and as an indication of protein content when the seaweeds are used as feeds. Keywords: cultivated seaweeds, Pantone®; thallus colour; tissue nitrogen. African Journal of Aquatic ...

  9. Ajuste estacional de series macroeconómicas chilenas

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    Seasonally adjusted series provide a more direct appreciation of the underlying movements of economic variables and, therefore, contribute to the analysis of the economic environment. This document presents the theoretical and empirical framework used by the Central Bank of Chile to perform the seasonal adjustment of macroeconomic series.

  10. TERREMOTOS E IDENTIDAD CHILENA EN LA LETRA NERUDIANA

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    Dada la consistencia geofísica del angosto territorio chileno extendido entre volcanes y placas tectónicas, la ocurrencia de catástrofes naturales ha sido diacrónica en su bicentenaria existencia como nación. Tanto la tradición oral como la escrita han consignado esta impronta telúrica como ingrediente ancestral de la identidad nacional. En la circunstancia vital del poeta Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) acontecieron cuatro terremotos cuyas semióticas réplicas resuenan en sus escritos. La voz del po...

  11. Una alternativa contra la hipertrofia de la justicia constitucional chilena

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo sugiere que se advierte un consenso en torno a la necesidad de recortar competencias del tribunal constitucional chileno, pero que la reflexión al respecto es aún poco desarrollada. Por eso, agrega que la justificación general de la jurisdicción constitucional tiene que argumentar que ella hace algo –velar epistémicamente por los resultados del proceso democrático– que no hacen ni el parlamento ni el gobierno, y que una justificación especial de la misma podría conducir a alguna forma de constitucionalismo débil y dialógico en la senda del nuevo modelo constitucional de la Commonwealth.

  12. Community tourism experiences from brazilian, chilenas and costa rican

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    Carlos Alberto Cioce Sampaio

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available CT is a strategy for traditional populations to lead their own lifestyles, independently of their degree of deculturalization in the face of the industrial urban societies hegemony and, therefore, it consists in an alternative to the consumer-materialistic lifestyle. Based on Latin American experiences, the objective of this article is to refine, or, even better, to justify the concept CT. Populations involved in these experiences, especially traditional ones, have a context of historical disadvantages. These experiences are not resumed to a new heterodox tourism alternative although they allow one to think about a new economy, the ecosocioeconomy, through a new rationality, which has been happening in domiciles, productive groups and communities, where problems and solutions occur and rarely are properly qualified. It is concluded that CT is a theory conceived from the experiences, the everyday complexities, the contradictions inherent to the pragmatic change pursued in the face of the economic utilitarianism limitations, although its implementation, many times, does not happen at the desired pace. The challenge is to preserve the communitarian logic of these experiences, without, at the same time, losing the communities' own dynamics as these get inserted into the market.

  13. Feminicidios en la frontera chilena: el caso de Alto Hospicio

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    Entre 1999 y el 2001, varias adolescentes desaparecieron en el norte de Chile y, posteriormente, fueron encontradas muertas. La novela Alto Hospicio (2008), de Rodrigo Ramos Bañados, recrea estos feminicidios desde la visión del cómplice del único inculpado por estos crímenes. En el presente artículo se plantea que el escritor utiliza la noción de frontera como aparato crítico, con el fin de desestabilizar barreras espaciales, simbólicas y textuales que se agrupan en cuatro ejes: Bolivia-Chil...

  14. El derecho de huelga en la jurisprudencia chilena

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la jurisprudencia reciente de los tribunales superiores de justicia chilenos respecto del derecho de huelga. Para estos efectos, se analiza la normativa internacional respecto del derecho de huelga y los criterios para su ejercicio efectivo, en especial, el Pacto internacional de derechos económicos, sociales y culturales y el Convenio Nº 87 de la OIT, como también se analiza la normativa nacional, en especial, las disposiciones acerca de la materia en la Constitución Política de la República, en el Código del Trabajo y en la Ley de Seguridad del Estado. Posteriormente, se analiza el cambio de paradigma de los tribunales superiores de justicia en su jurisprudencia reciente respecto del derecho de huelga, que establece la extensión de su ejercicio fuera del procedimiento de negociación colectiva reglada y prohíbe el “reemplazo interno”, lo que representa un avance en su tratamiento como derecho fundamental. Finalmente, se establecen las conclusiones a partir de los cambios de la jurisprudencia y se menciona la amenaza que representa la nueva reforma laboral para los derechos de los trabajadores.

  15. Normativa chilena: instrumentos, actores, hitos y desafíos

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    José Pedro Campos

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    Full Text Available El artículo abordará la actual estructura de los principales instrumentos que regulan la construcción, los actores que participan en su elaboración y definición –públicos y privados- las condiciones e hitos relevantes que han permitido e impulsado las principales modificaciones legales, reglamentarias y normativas de la construcción, tales como la colaboración y articulación público-privada, el manejo de los déficit cuantitativos, todo el desarrollo reglamentario y normativo a partir de la “Ley de la Calidad” del año 1996, y el terremoto y maremoto del 27 de febrero de 2010. Además, se presentará el rol que ha tenido, y tiene, el Instituto de la Construcción en la elaboración e impulso del mejoramiento de la normativa de la construcción nacional.

  16. TERREMOTOS E IDENTIDAD CHILENA EN LA LETRA NERUDIANA

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    Luis Rubilar Solís

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Dada la consistencia geofísica del angosto territorio chileno extendido entre volcanes y placas tectónicas, la ocurrencia de catástrofes naturales ha sido diacrónica en su bicentenaria existencia como nación. Tanto la tradición oral como la escrita han consignado esta impronta telúrica como ingrediente ancestral de la identidad nacional. En la circunstancia vital del poeta Pablo Neruda (1904-1973 acontecieron cuatro terremotos cuyas semióticas réplicas resuenan en sus escritos. La voz del poeta advirtiendo este singular sino telúrico de esta finis terrae nos induce a evitar la mecánica amnesia colectiva y nos alerta para instituir en el imaginario social las necesarias actitudes de prevención frente a los desastres que inevitablemente nos deparará el futuro.Given the geo-physic consistency of the narrow Chilean territory, extended between volcanoes and tectonic plates, the occurrence of natural catastrophes has been diachronic in its bi-centennial existence as a nation. The oral as well as the written traditions have expressed this seismic nature as an ancestral ingredient of national identity. In Neruda's vital circumstances (1904-1973 four earthquakes took place, whose semiotic aftershocks resound in his writing. Noticing the telluric fate in this finis terrae, the poet's voice invites us to avoid mechanical and collective forgetfulness, warning us to install in the social imagination preventive attitudes to face futures disasters.

  17. Análisis de la jurisprudencia electoral chilena

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    Carlos Manuel Rosales

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la reinstauración de la democracia en Chile en el año de 1989, se reestableció el funcionamiento del Tribunal Calificador de Elecciones. Este trabajo presenta un análisis de la producción jurisdiccional de este órgano jurisdiccional desde 1989 hasta 2007, para descubrir cómo funda y motiva sus fallos, los requisitos para acceder a la justicia electoral, entre otros rubros.

  18. [Storage of cereal bars with mesquite cotyledon (Prosopis chilensis (Mol) Stuntz)].

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    2000-06-01

    The use of walnut or peanut in the elaboration of cereal bars represents a possible risk of undesirable changes during their storage due to their high content of unsaturated fatty acids in the oil; oxidizing of the fatty acids is one of the main causes of deterioration. Development of new snack products implies the use of packages that should protect the food against the damage caused by light and reduce the oxygen concentration of in their interior. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the physical, chemical and sensory changes in the storage of cereal bars with peanut or walnut and mezquite cotyledon subjected to two thermal treatments, packed in cellophane or milky polypropilene. Four types of bars were elaborated with 6% of mezquite cotyledon, treated by microwaves or toasted, and with 18% of peanut or walnut. The bars were stored for 90 days at room temperature; and each 30 days it was measured moisture content, peroxides index, water activity, sensory quality and acceptability. The peroxides values (4.9-13.8 meq/kg of oil) indicates that the shelf life of the bars in all the studied treatments was 90 days. The packaging materials used allows to maintain in good conditions, for 3 months, the cereals bars of moisture (7.4-11.2%), water activity (0.50-0.65) and sensory acceptability.

  19. Factors affecting aggression in a captive flock of Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis).

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    Perdue, Bonnie M; Gaalema, Diann E; Martin, Allison L; Dampier, Stephanie M; Maple, Terry L

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    The influence of pair bond status, age and sex on aggression rates in a flock of 84 captive Chilean flamingos at Zoo Atlanta was examined. Analysis showed no difference between aggression rates of male and female flamingos, but adult flamingos had higher rates of aggression than juveniles. There were also significant differences in aggression depending on pair bond status (single, same-sex pair, male-female pair or group). Bonded birds were significantly more aggressive than single birds, which is consistent with the concept that unpaired birds are not breeding and do not need to protect pair bonds or eggs. Birds in typical pair bonds (male-female) and atypical pair bonds (same-sex pairs or groups) exhibited similar rates of aggression. These results contribute to the existing body of research on aggression in captive flamingos. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  20. The glance of travellers and scientists of the 19th century about the moving "gea chilensis"

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    Full Text Available This paper analyses the vision of Chilean nature and the impact of earthquakes on the physical body of Chile and in the national collective imagination, that were forged Chilean and foreign nineteenth-century scientists and travelers with some natural history studies as Mary Graham. And from such perceptions reflect on whether to take in to account this reality in the fields of public policy and education.

  1. Digital Native Chilensis: The Young people, of South of the Internet

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    Lic. Felipe Andres Nesbet Montecinos

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available It is undeniable that the Internet has a capital importance in the contemporary society. In the new technological paradigm, known as the Information Age, the relevance of the network is equivalent to that of oil in the Industrial Age. Although we can dissent of the prediction done by Nicholas Negroponte in 1995, in its famous book “Being Digital”, with respect to which the digital divide would be translated in a subject, net, generational, expressed in the dichotomy: young person-rich versus old-poor men. However, this author (1995 guessed right in his theory of the greater facility of the young people towards the new technologies. For that reason, the Internet is dominated by young people. The appearance of Wena Naty, a video uploaded to the network (with the explicit consent of their protagonists in which a 14 year old girl practiced oral sex to a partner in a public square, is the most dramatic demonstration of the use and abuse that young Chileans make new technologies.The present article reviews data collected on the use of technologies in Chile (INJUV 2002, Godoy 2006 y PNUD 2006. As well as it analyzes collected own data from the investigations of Carcamo “Percepción del tiempo y de la motivación ante tareas de búsqueda de información y conferencias de texto (Chat mediadas por computador en estudiantes secundarios de Chile” and Nesbet (2007, “Usos de la mensajería instantánea en estudiantes secundarios de Valdivia.”

  2. Deshidratación osmótica de la papaya chilena (Vasconcellea pubescens e influencia de la temperatura y concentración de la solución sobre la cinética de transferencia de materia Desidratação osmótica do mamão chileno (Vasconcellea pubescens e influência da temperatura e concentração da solução sobre a cinética de transferência de matéria

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    Antonio Vega-Gálvez

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar la cinética de deshidratación osmótica de la papaya chilena (Vasconcellea pubescens, utilizando dos variables experimentales: la temperatura (30, 40, 50 °C y concentración (40, 50 y 60% de la solución osmótica. Se determinó la variación de masa total, masa de agua y masa de sólidos solubles y se modeló con las ecuaciones difusionales, además en esta investigación se consideró y utilizó una modificación de la ecuación propuesta por Biswal-Bozorgmehr. Estos modelos fueron evaluados por medio del coeficiente de regresión lineal, suma de errores cuadrados, raíz media de los errores cuadrados y Chi-cuadrado. Al comparar los valores experimentales con los calculados, se demostró que el modelo Biswal-Bozorgmehr modificado obtuvo mejor ajuste sobre la variación de masa de agua y sólidos solubles. Mediante la ecuación de Arrhenius se analizó el efecto de la temperatura sobre los parámetros cinéticos (Kw y Kss y difusividad efectiva de agua (Dwe y sólidos solubles (Dsse. De acuerdo al diseño factorial, se observó que la temperatura no influyó sobre la difusividad efectiva de agua y de sólidos, pero sí la concentración de la solución osmótica. La mejor condición de salida de agua y ganancia de sólidos solubles durante la deshidratación osmótica de la papaya chilena fue a 30 °C con una concentración del 60%.O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a cinética de desidratação osmótica do mamão chileno (Vasconcellea pubescens utilizando duas variáveis experimentais: temperatura (30, 40 e 50 °C e concentração (40, 50 e 60% da solução osmótica. Para este estudo, determinou-se a variação de massa total, de massa de água, de massa de sólidos solúveis, modeladas com as equações difusionais. Nesta investigação, também se considera e se usa uma modificação da equação proposta por Biswal-Bozorgmehr. Estes modelos foram avaliados através do coeficiente de regress

  3. Antimicrobial effect of a crude sulfated polysaccharide from the red seaweed Gracilaria ornata

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    Rodrigo das Neves dos Santos Amorim

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the yield, chemical composition, specific rotation (SR, infrared (IR spectroscopy and the effect on bacterial growth of a crude sulfated polysaccharide (SP from the red marine alga G. ornata (Go. Go-1 (25°C, Go-2 (80°C, and Go-3 (80°C were sequentially extracted and yielded 9.2%. The contents of sulfate (5.88-10.3% and proteins (0.1-3.7% were small. The values of SR were [µ]D20°f -19.0, -51.0, and -56.5, respectively. IR spectrums showed the presence of galactose-4 sulfate and absence of 3,6-anydrogalactose-2 sulfate, galactose-6 sulfate and galactose-2 sulfate. SR and IR techniques confirmed SPs. Go-3 was tested on the growth of bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogens, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonela choleraesuis and Salmonela typhi, but only E. coli was inhibited.

  4. Alternative Fiber Sources From Gracilaria SP and Eucheuma Cottonii for Papermaking

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    Machmud, M. Nizar; Fadi, Fauzan; Fuadi, Zahrul; Kokarkin, Coco

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    Private sectors have invested in the technology to grow some Gelidialian red algae families and also tried to convert the algae to pulp and paper over the last few years in order to replace raw materials from wood. Several modern systems with their all complexities which are similar to the wood pulp-based papermaking technology have been offered to overcome any recent issues settle in the converting process. Chemical bleaching agents have even been still a standard treatment that must be est...

  5. Optimasi Waktu Proses Hidrolisis dan Fermentasi dalam Produksi Bioetanol dari Limbah Pengolahan Agar (Gracilaria sp. Industri

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    Rodiah Nurbaya Sari

    2013-12-01

    menggunakan kapang Trichoderma viride dan khamir Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Penelitian yang dilakukan terdiri dari beberapa tahap yaitu karakterisasi limbah agar industri, hidrolisis enzimatis menggunakan kapang Trichoderma viride penghasil selulase, dan fermentasi dengan khamir Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Hasilnya menunjukkan bahwa waktu optimal untuk hidrolisis enzimatis adalah 4 hari pada suhu 28 oC dan pH 3,91; aktivitas CMCase 210,48 IU/ml dan menghasilkan total gula pereduksi 6,74 mg/ml. Sedangkan untuk waktu fermentasi yang optimal adalah 2 hari pada suhu 32 oC dan pH 4,66 dengan nilai OD 600 nm 0,0181 menghasilkan etanol kasar dengan kadar 0,47% (b/b.

  6. Cytotoxic, antioxidant and phytochemical analysis of Gracilaria species from Persian Gulf

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    Alireza Ghannadi

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    Conclusion: Considerable phytochemicals, high antioxidant potential, and moderate cytotoxic activity of G. salicornia and G. corticata make them appropriate candidates for further studies and identification of their bioactive principles.

  7. In vitro antitumor activity of Gracilaria corticata (a red alga) against ...

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    ) assay. The results showed that 9.336 and 9.726 μg/μl of algal extract were the most effective concentrations against Jurkat and molt-4 cells, respectively. The water crude extract of red alga G. corticata had significant anticancer activity and it ...

  8. Infancia, dictadura y resistencia: hijos e hijas de la izquierda chilena (1973-1989

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    Patricia Eliana Castillo-Gallardo, Chile

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available (Descriptivo En este artículo de investigación recuperamos la voz de los hijos-niños e hijas-niñas de la gente militante de la izquierda de Chile, a partir del análisis de sus producciones simbólicas y registros de la vida cotidiana tales como cartas, dibujos, objetos realizados entre 1973 y 1989, y entrevistas registradas en documentales de la época que se encuentran actualmente en el Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos de Santiago de Chile, analizadas desde la perspectiva de los nuevos estudios de la infancia. Reflexionamos respecto al modo en que los niños y niñas elaboran su juicio y sentido de la realidad y construyen un sentido ético que dialoga con la herencia intergeneracional, pero la excede, reflejando su activa participación en la construcción de una comunidad afectiva que trasciende los vínculos consanguíneos.

  9. Infancia, dictadura y resistencia: hijos e hijas de la izquierda chilena (1973-1989

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    Patricia Eliana Castillo-Gallardo

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    Full Text Available En este artículo de investigación recuperamos la voz de los hijos-niñose hijas-niñas de la gente militante de la izquierda de Chile, a partir del análisis de sus produccionessimbólicas y registros de la vida cotidiana tales como cartas, dibujos, objetos realizados entre 1973y 1989, y entrevistas registradas en documentales de la época que se encuentran actualmente en elMuseo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos de Santiago de Chile, analizadas desde la perspectivade los nuevos estudios de la infancia. Reflexionamos respecto al modo en que los niños y niñaselaboran su juicio y sentido de la realidad y construyen un sentido ético que dialoga con la herenciaintergeneracional, pero la excede, reflejando su activa participación en la construcción de unacomunidad afectiva que trasciende los vínculos consanguíneos.

  10. Capital social, crisis de la democracia y educación ciudadana: la experiencia chilena

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    Valdivieso Patricio

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo faz um diagnóstico das dificuldades socioeconômicas e políticas na América Latina e sugere a necessidade de vincular os conceitos de "capital social" e "educação cidadã para a democracia". Para o autor, é necessário um trabalho de educação na área da justiça, uma vez que aí existem grandes oportunidades para a participação, o fortalecimento do capital social e o enriquecimento da democracia participativa.

  11. Motivaciones y condicionantes contextuales en el emprendimiento liderado por mujeres chilenas

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    Paulina Santander-Astorga

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años en Chile y Latinoamérica se ha impulsado fuertemente el emprendimiento en mujeres como parte fundamental de políticas para la superación de la pobreza. Las motivaciones que tienen mujeres para emprender se han obviado en su sentido profundo por parte de las políticas de género, sin cuestionarse las diferencias que pueden existir entre dichos motivos y los factores contextuales que determinan una real elección por el emprendimiento. Este estudio cualitativo, utiliza el enfoque del análisis del discurso desde una perspectiva socioconstruccionista, para lograr el objetivo de investigar los factores que condicionan el acceso y éxito del emprendimiento femenino. Para esto, se realizaron 24 entrevistas en profundidad a mujeres emprendedoras de diferentes estados civiles y niveles socioeconómicos. Posteriormente el software Atlas Ti 7.0 apoyó el análisis de contenido. Los principales resultados muestran que las mujeres emprendedoras se categorizan en dos grupos de¿nidos en relación a si tienen o no acceso a otras alternativas viables de desempeño laboral. De esta forma, se concluye la necesidad de una política pública que integre las diferencias económicas contextuales y los motivos que tienen las mujeres para emprender para la generación de programas de apoyo y fortalecimiento de las condiciones.

  12. Coplas de la tierra en la chilena, lírica tradicional de la Mixteca

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    Grissel Gómez Estrada

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT: This paper seeks to highlight the traditional lyrical genre known as Chilean, who will sing and dance mostly in the Mexican’s Mixteca region. I will focus on the analysis of the ‘verses of the Earth’, as he calls them Margit Frenk, as I feel that these characterize the genre, based on a corpus of more than a hundred chilean. In addition, these verses will give an account of the culture of the inhabitants of the region. RESUMEN: El presente trabajo pretende dar a conocer el ...

  13. Literatura chilena en digital: mapas, estéticas y conceptualizaciones

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    Carolina Gaínza C.

    2017-01-01

    En el presente artículo se busca analizar una experiencia estética vinculada a lo digital, que tiene como principales componentes la posibilidad de interactuar, participar y manipular las obras creadas en este formato. Con tal fin, se presentará un mapa de la literatura digital en Chile, para luego profundizar en el análisis de dos aspectos que permiten caracterizar una estética de lo digital: la hipertextualidad y el hackeo cultural. A partir de estos elementos y tomando en cuenta que la lit...

  14. PROGRAMAS DE SEGURIDAD DIRIGIDOS A BARRIOS EN LA EXPERIENCIA CHILENA RECIENTE

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    Roberto Gallardo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Existe una rica tradición de análisis criminológico que ha puesto en evidencia la di¿ cultad de ciertas comunidades para integrarse plenamente en el sistema de valores, social y económico predominante. Éstas son caracterizadas en la literatura por la concentración de desventajas sociales unidas a la baja capacidad organizativa para regular mediante el control social informal la conducta de sus vecinos. Esta realidad ha llevado al diseño de programas especí¿ cos de control del delito enfocados en barrios que reúnen a la vez condiciones de alta incidencia delictual y de características de desorganización social, provocadas muchas veces por condiciones socio-culturales de carácter estructural. El propósito de este trabajo, a través del uso de información primaria y la revisión de antecedentes secundarios, es analizar políticas públicas implementadas en Chile durante años recientes, particularmente en la ciudad de Santiago, cuyos objetivos principales se han orientado a la reducción de los niveles de criminalidad y violencia presentes en determinados sectores de la ciudad mediante la intervención en barrios especí¿ cos en los cuales se espera reducir la criminalidad. Este trabajo centra su análisis en tres programas: Comuna Segura, Barrio Seguro y Barrios en Paz.

  15. Estudio de caso. Comunicación Corporativa en empresas chilenas.

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    Dino Villegas

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La comunicación en Chile aparece con más ingerencia en el diseño y desarrollo de la estrategia corporativa. En las empresas existe participación de los directores de la comunicación en la mesa directiva, pero falta mayor presencia. Se ha privilegiado a los ingenieros, dejando fuera el aporte de los profesionales de la comunicación. La comunicación corporativa se ha abierto espacio en el diseño de las estrategias empresariales. La comprensión de las organizaciones como grandes gestores de vínculos e interacciones simbólicas, así como los aportes de la nueva Teoría Estratégica, se ha encaminado en esta ruta. Los profesionales, investigadores y Facultades de Comunicación tienen el gran desafío de concretar estos aportes en las empresas.

  16. Ambiente letrado y estrategias didácticas en la educación preescolar chilena

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    Pelusa Orellana-García

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio analiza la calidad del ambiente letrado y de las estrategias didácticas usadas por educadoras de párvu- los en 147 salas de preescolar de distintos niveles socioeconó- micos en Chile. Para recopilar los datos se usó la herramienta ELLCO (Early Language and Literacy Observation Tool, que incluye autoinformes, listas de cotejo, entrevistas y escalas de valoración. Los resultados muestran que la calidad del am- biente letrado y de las estrategias didácticas empleadas es baja y que existen diferencias significativas entre estableci- mientos de distinto nivel socioeconómico.

  17. Diversidad vegetal: de los mapuches a la enseñanza formal chilena

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    Francisco González-García

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo resume aportes de la tesis doctoral acerca de los conocimientos botánicos de estudiantes de origen mapuche. Se revisaron los problemas sociales del pueblo mapuche, en particular sobre ambiente y educación. Se examinó la taxo - nomía botánica presente en la lengua mapuche, lo que reveló la importancia de la diversidad vegetal para tradiciones, usos y cosmovisión mapuches. Entre los estudiantes de enseñanza media de origen mapuche se apreció que sus conocimientos de biología vegetal constituyen un rico aporte y que estudian - tes que inician estudios universitarios de Ingeniería Forestal y Agronomía tienen un conocimiento muy inferior. La ense - ñanza formal puede aprovechar este potencial en una educa - ción científica intercultural para la protección de ecosistemas amenazados.Por medio de su inclusión en los contenidos educativos en to - dos los niveles de enseñanza, el conocimiento de la biodiversi - dad vegetal de Chile y de los usos tradicionales de sus plantas puede ser muy útil tanto para una adecuada alfabetización científica, como para promover el respeto por las diferentes culturas que integran su población.

  18. LA APUESTA DEL ENDEUDAMIENTO EN LA POLÍTICA HABITACIONAL CHILENA

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    Antoine Casgrain

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El conflicto del gobierno chileno con los deudores habitacionales últimamente ha tensionado la política de vivienda del país. El artículo evoca el conflicto provocado por la política subsidiaria del Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo (MINVU. Para ello, se observa la evolución histórica y reciente de la acción pública y la percepción de los actores sociales. La privatización del crédito, la condonación de la deuda y la creación de soluciones habitacionales sin deuda no terminaron con la morosidad problemática de los pobladores. Al contrario, las reformas del gobierno parecen haber replicado las demandas por la condonación.

  19. Efectividad en la gestión pública chilena

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    Mauricio Olavarría Gambi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Al preguntarse ¿qué hace a un servicio público ser efectivo?, este trabajo identifica, primero, los organismos estatales considerados efectivos por diversos indicadores y tipos de públicos, y luego halla que las variables que explicarían la efectividad de esos servicios públicos son liderazgo y visión, reorientación de la misión, orientación al usuario, utilización intensiva de TIC y gestión estratégica. El trabajo también señala que así como los servicios pueden mejorar, también pueden decaer, y que por ello el ejercicio de identificación de las agencias estatales efectivas e inefectivas debe ser periódico. Ello contribuye a establecer procesos de mejora continua en la gestión pública, la herramienta más importante con la que dispone el Estado para implementar políticas públicas orientadas a resolver problemas públicos y, por lo tanto, a acrecentar el bienestar de los ciudadanos.

  20. DIVERSIDAD VEGETAL: DE LOS MAPUCHES A LA ENSEÑANZA FORMAL CHILENA

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    Francisco González-García

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo resume aportes de la tesis doctoral acerca de los conocimientos botánicos de estudiantes de origen mapuche. Se revisaron los problemas sociales del pueblo mapuche, en particular sobre ambiente y educación. Se examinó la taxonomía botánica presente en la lengua mapuche, lo que reveló la importancia de la diversidad vegetal para tradiciones, usos y cosmovisión mapuches. Entre los estudiantes de enseñanza media de origen mapuche se apreció que sus conocimientos de biología vegetal constituyen un rico aporte y que estudiantes que inician estudios universitarios de Ingeniería Forestal y Agronomía tienen un conocimiento muy inferior. La enseñanza formal puede aprovechar este potencial en una educación científica intercultural para la protección de ecosistemas amenazados.

  1. Mujeres en movimiento: bajo la Dictadura militar chilena (1973-1990

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    Javier Maraval Yáguez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde la perspectiva histórica feminista, el artículo analiza el impacto que la represiónde la dictadura militar del general Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (1973-1990 causó en las mujeres que conformaron la oposición política. La Tortura Sexual se definió como una estrategia dirigida y pensada contra las prisioneras en los diversos campos de concentración que se extendían a lo largo de Chile. Este hecho, invisibilizado durante años por los diversos estudios entorno a los Derechos Humanos, se reconoció de forma oficial cuando en 2004 se publicó el Informe de la Comisión Nacional sobre Prisión Política y Tortura (Informe Valech, un documento pionero que recogía 4000 testimonios de mujeres supervivientes. From the feminist historical perspective, the article analyses the impact of the Pinochet dictatorship repression (1970-1990 against women from the political opposition. The sexual torture was a specific strategy carried out in the military concentration camps all around Chile. This fact was not visible until the publication of the National Commission on Political Imprisonment and Torture Report in 2004 (Valech Report, a pioneer investigation  that  recognises  sexual tortur  as specific torture against  prisoners including 4000 women survivors testimonies.

  2. SOLA EN UNA FERIA: ¿UNA POETISA CHILENA HA CIVILIZADO EL CONSUMISMO CON LA JUSTICIA?

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    William Buckley

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata sobre Alicia Galaz, quien re-inventa la poesía y prosa post-exilio. Es una reinvención del cristianismo como religión “moderna”, “de este mundo”, exploró tres alternativas y encontró a dos deficientes. Rechazó “moralismos que evitan el pecado”, el erotismo escapista o las búsquedas para reconfigurar las uniones. Desde su autorretrato cubista sugiere diferentes tipos de símbolos religiosos que habilitan y constriñen.

  3. PLAN NACIONAL DE DEMENCIAS: ANTECEDENTES GLOBALES Y SÍNTESIS DE LA ESTRATEGIA CHILENA

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    Jean Gajardo J.

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available La demencia constituye una condición prioritaria para la salud pública. El creciente número de personas con algún tipo de demencia y los insuficientes recursos sociosanitarios para su abordaje, hacen necesario desarrollar estrategias específicas para enfrentarla. La Organización Mundial de la Salud ha indicado la urgencia de contar con planes o estrategias biopsicosociales para el abordaje de la demencia en cada país. Este manuscrito realiza una revisión del contexto político en salud que se observa en Chile y los intentos existentes en el país para desarrollar recomendaciones y planes de acción, en el marco de los acontecimientos internacionales que se están desarrollando en la actualidad. Se enfatiza la demencia como un problema sociosanitario complejo, que requiere un abordaje coordinado de diferentes sectores, y cuyos principales objetivos se orientan a la prevención y el logro de la mejor calidad de vida posible en las personas que viven con demencia y sus entornos de apoyo.

  4. Literatura chilena en digital: mapas, estéticas y conceptualizaciones

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    Carolina Gaínza C.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se busca analizar una experiencia estética vinculada a lo digital, que tiene como principales componentes la posibilidad de interactuar, participar y manipular las obras creadas en este formato. Con tal fin, se presentará un mapa de la literatura digital en Chile, para luego profundizar en el análisis de dos aspectos que permiten caracterizar una estética de lo digital: la hipertextualidad y el hackeo cultural. A partir de estos elementos y tomando en cuenta que la literatura digital es aquella creada para ser leída en la pantalla de un dispositivo electrónico, se analizan el poema A veces cubierto por las aguas de Carlos Cociña y el poemario Clickable poem@s de Luis Correa-Díaz. Estas obras nos permiten preguntarnos por el estatus de la literatura y la poesía en la era digital, vinculadas a una experiencia estética que pone énfasis en la intervención y el deseo de participación. PALABRAS CLAVE: literatura digital en Chile, poesía digital, estética digital, hipertexto. This article examines an aesthetic experience associated with the digital, which is characterized by the ability of the reader to interact, participate, and manipulate literary works created in this format. First, a map of Chilean digital literature will be presented and then two aspects will be analyzed which allow a description of an aesthetic of the digital: hypertextuality and cultural hacking. As a result of this analysis, and considering that digital literature is that which is created to be read on the screen of an electronic device, two poems will be investigated: A veces cubierto por las aguas by Carlos Cociña and Clickable poem@s by Luis Correa-Díaz. These texts allow us to think about the status of literature and poetry in the digital era, linked with an aesthetic experience which emphasizes intervention and the wish to participate. Keywords: Digital literature in Chile, digital poetry, digital aesthetics, hypertext.

  5. Desarraigo y nostalgia. El motivo de la vuelta a casa en tres novelas chilenas recientes

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    Bieke Willem

    2014-06-01

    This article aims at clarifying the ways in which the memories of the Chilean dictatorship have changed in postdictatorial narrative. We will see how some of the most contemporary writers dissociate themselves from an anti-nostalgic position, characteristic of the narrative of the nineties. In the novels by Nona Fernández, Diego Zúñiga and Alejandro Zambra, the turn towards a more nostalgic literature is made visible in the recurrent motive of the return home. The distinction made by Svetlana Boym in The future of Nostalgia, between a restorative and a reflective form of nostalgia, leads us to consider these narratives to be of the second type. The novels written by Fernández, Zúñiga and Zambra are not completely opposite to those written in the first years after dictatorship. However, while the first postdictatorial novels stress on melancholia and the impossibility of nation and home, in the more contemporary ones we can find an emphasis in the nostalgic search for these concepts.

  6. La política chilena de concesiones viales: ¿mimetismo o singularidad institucional?

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    Zrari, Sabah

    2008-01-01

    The public policy regarding public infrastructure licensing in Chile since the nineties does not merely correspond to the influence of foreign models. It is better characterized by singularities whose origin lies in the history of Chilean roads and the relation between the public and private sectors.   These singularities are explained by the beliefs and norms regarding the role of the State in the country's development, and about infrastructure as key to that development. The latter does not...

  7. Motivaciones y condicionantes contextuales en el emprendimiento liderado por mujeres chilenas

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    Paulina Santander-Astorga; Cristóbal Fernández-Robin; Diego Yáñez-Martínez

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    En los últimos años en Chile y Latinoamérica se ha impulsado fuertemente el emprendimiento en mujeres como parte fundamental de políticas para la superación de la pobreza. Las motivaciones que tienen mujeres para emprender se han obviado en su sentido profundo por parte de las políticas de género, sin cuestionarse las diferencias que pueden existir entre dichos motivos y los factores contextuales que determinan una real elección por el emprendimie...

  8. Rutas gastronómicas chilenas : una aproximación al tema

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    Alfredo Ascanio

    2009-01-01

    En el artículo se parte de la premisa que la geografía recreativa consiste en darle valor al paisaje cultural en su sentido amplio. La gastronomía no es más que un elemento de esos paisajes que se deben ofrecer de una manera sistémica y no aislada. Este artículo se ha basado en la literatura ya existente de ensayistas y poetas chilenos que han enriquecido sus propias experiencias con el conocimiento cabal de su territorio.

  9. [Use of algarrobo (Prosopis chilensis (Mol) Stuntz) flour as protein and dietary fiber source in cookies and fried chips manufacture].

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    Escobar, Berta; Estévez, Ana María; Fuentes, Carolina; Venegas, Daniela

    2009-06-01

    Limiting amino acids of the protein from chilean "algarrobo" are isoleucine, theronine and methionine/cyteine. Cereals and legume blends allow to improve the amino acid balance, since legume have more lysine, and cereals are richer in sulphur amino acids. Due to the nutritional interest of "algarrobo" cotyledons, the use of "algarrobo cotyledon" flour (ACF) in sweet and salty snack manufacture was evaluated. Cookies and fried salty chips with 0%, 10% and 20% ACF were prepared. Flours were analyzed for color, particle size, moisture, proximate composition, available lysine, and soluble, insoluble and total dietary fiber. Cookies and chips were analyzed for the same characteristics (except for particle size); besides there were determined water activity, weight and size of the units, and also, the caloric value was computed. Sensory quality and acceptance of both products were evaluated. It is noticeable the high amount of protein, lipids, ash, crude fiber (63.6; 10.2; 4.3 and 4.2 g/100 g dmb, respectively), available lysine (62.4 mg/g protein) and total dietary fiber (24.2 g/100 g dmb) of ACF. Both, cookies and chips with ACF, showed a significant increase in the amount of protein, lipids, ash, crude fiber and, available lysine (from 15.5 to 19,3 and from 20.3 a 29.6 mg lisina/g protein, respectively), and total dietary fiber (from 1.39 to 2.80 and from 1.60 a 5.60 g/100 g dmb, respectively). All of the cookies trials were well accepted ("I like it very much"); chips with 10% of AFC showed the highest acceptance ("I like it"). It can be concluded that the use of ACF in cookies and chips manufacture increases the contribution of available lysine; their protein and dietary fiber content, improving the soluble/insoluble fiber ratio, without affect neither their physical nor their sensory acceptance.

  10. Macromolecular Antioxidants and Dietary Fiber in Edible Seaweeds.

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    Sanz-Pintos, Nerea; Pérez-Jiménez, Jara; Buschmann, Alejandro H; Vergara-Salinas, José Rodrigo; Pérez-Correa, José Ricardo; Saura-Calixto, Fulgencio

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    Seaweeds are rich in different bioactive compounds with potential uses in drugs, cosmetics and the food industry. The objective of this study was to analyze macromolecular antioxidants or nonextractable polyphenols, in several edible seaweed species collected in Chile (Gracilaria chilensis, Callophyllis concepcionensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Scytosyphon lomentaria, Ulva sp. and Enteromorpha compressa), including their 1st HPLC characterization. Macromolecular antioxidants are commonly ignored in studies of bioactive compounds. They are associated with insoluble dietary fiber and exhibit significant biological activity, with specific features that are different from those of both dietary fiber and extractable polyphenols. We also evaluated extractable polyphenols and dietary fiber, given their relationship with macromolecular antioxidants. Our results show that macromolecular antioxidants are a major polyphenol fraction (averaging 42% to total polyphenol content), with hydroxycinnamic acids, hydroxybenzoic acids and flavonols being the main constituents. This fraction also showed remarkable antioxidant capacity, as determined by 2 complementary assays. The dietary fiber content was over 50% of dry weight, with some samples exhibiting the target proportionality between soluble and insoluble dietary fiber for adequate nutrition. Overall, our data show that seaweed could be an important source of commonly ignored macromolecular antioxidants. © 2017 Institute of Food Technologists®.

  11. Biomarcadores de exposição em macroalgas Gracilaria domingensis expostas a cádmio e cobre

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    Tatiana Cristina Stefani Margarido

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    Nos últimos anos, os metais vêm ganhando maior atenção em estudos devido aos impactos causados no ambiente, sua persistência e capacidade de bioacumulação e biomagnificação. As zonas costeiras por sua localização sofrem danos maiores, principalmente devido à grande quantidade de efluentes depositada nessa área provenientes de atividades urbanas, industriais, agrícolas e mineiras, dentre outras. As algas são organismos que compõe a base da cadeia alimentar e possuem ainda capacidade de estocar...

  12. Dietary supplementation of heat-treated Gracilaria and Ulva seaweeds enhanced acute hypoxia tolerance in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata)

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    Magnoni, Leonardo J.; Martos-Sitcha, Juan Antonio; Queiroz, Augusto; Calduch-Giner, Josep Alvar; Gonçalves, Jose Fernando Magalhaes; Rocha, Cristina M.R.; Abreu, Helena T.; Schrama, Johan W.; Ozorio, Rodrigo O.A.; Perez-Sanchez, Jaume

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    Intensive aquaculture practices involve rearing fish at high densities. In these conditions, fish may be exposed to suboptimal dissolved O2 levels with an increased formation of reactive O2 species (ROS) in tissues. Seaweeds (SW) contain biologically active substances with

  13. Expression of the phycoerythrin gene of Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta) in E. coli and evaluation of the bioactivity of recombinant PE

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    Wen, Ruobing; Sui, Zhenghong; Zhang, Xuecheng; Zhang, Shuang; Qin, Song

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    Phycoerythrin (PE) is one of the most important proteins involved in light capturing during photosynthesis in red algae. Its potential biological activities had gained wide concerns. In the present study, tumor cytotoxic and hydroxyl radical assay were preformed to detect the bioactivity of recombinant PE. Recombinant plasmids pGEX-PE and pBGL were transformed into E. coli BL21 to make two recombinant strains BEX (pGEX-PE) and BGL (pBGL). PE expressing in BEX (pGEX-PE) was validated by SDS-PAGE and Western blotting analysis. SDS-PAGE analysis indicated that the PE-GST fusion protein was mostly inclusion bodies. Specific expression of PE was confirmed by Western blotting analysis. The recombinant E. coli BEX (pGEX-PE) cells were collected and sonicated. The supernatants were reserved for the tumor cytotoxic experiments. The result of tumor cytotoxic assay indicated that the supernatants containing PE had the activity of inhibiting the growth of Hela cells and with the increase of protein concentration, the inhibiting rate increased from 37.31% to 63.26%, which showed significant difference from the control. Hydroxyl radical scavenging effect was tested with supernatants of BEX (pGEX-PE) and BGL (pBGL) cell lysates treated with sonication and heating. For the sonication samples, the scavenging rates of the supernatants of BEX (pGEX-PE) and BGL (pBGL) cell lysates were significantly higher than the negative control BL21(pGEX-4T) ( P<0.02), and the scavenging rates increased slowly following the increase of the protein content. For the heating samples, except for the 0.2 mg mL-1 BGL (pBGL) products, the scavenging effects of the supernatants of BEX (pGEX-PE) and BGL (pBGL) cell lysates were stronger than that of negative control BL21(pGEX-4T). However, the effect intensity was not positively correlated with the increase of the protein concentration. Though a partially decreased hydroxyl radical scavenging activity was led by heating, the biological activity was still retained and conspicuous. This research showed that phycoerythrin protein expressing in E. coli has the potential medical and sanitarian value.

  14. Evaluación de la práctica docente en la Reforma Educacional Chilena Avaliação da prática docente na Reforma Educacional Chilena Assessment of Teaching Practice in the Chilean Education Reform

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    Fraño Paukner-Nogués

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    Full Text Available El trabajo tiene como propósito conocer la percepción del profesorado sobre la Reforma Educativa en Chile y sus efectos en el programa de Lenguaje y Comunicación para cuarto medio (educación secundaria. Se trata de una investigación cualitativa, a partir de un estudio de caso, apoyada en técnicas etnográficas. Los resultados demuestran que para el profesor la Reforma aparece como impracticable debido a la incapacidad de modificar la propia práctica pedagógica. La reflexión se muestra como una tarea pendiente sobre la cual es necesario formar a los profesores para adelantar procesos de innovación en las aulas.Este trabalho tem como propósito conhecer a percepção do professorado sobre a Reforma Educativa no Chile e seus efeitos no programa de Linguagem e Comunicação para o Ensino Médio. Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa, a partir de um estudo de caso, apoiada em técnicas etnográficas. Os resultados demonstram que, para o professor, a Reforma aparece como impraticável devido à incapacidade de modificar a própria prática pedagógica. A reflexão se mostra como uma tarefa pendente sobre a qual é necessário formar os professores para aprimorar processos de inovação nas salas de aula.The objective of this study is to know how teachers feel about the Education Reform in Chile and its effects on the Language and Communication Program for fourth-year students (in secondary education. This is a qualitative research project, based on a case study and supported by ethnographic techniques. The findings show teachers view the reform as impracticable, given the inability to modify teaching practice per se. These reflections highlight a pending task that hinges on the need to training teachers to innovate in the classroom.

  15. [Reasons to recommend vaccination against dengue in Easter Island: Immunization Advisory Committee of Sociedad Chilena de Infectología].

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    Fica, Alberto; Potin, Marcela; Moreno, Gabriela; Véliz, Liliana; Cerda, Jaime; Escobar, Carola; Wilhelm, Jan

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    Dengue was first diagnosed on Easter Island on year 2002 and thereafter recurrent outbreaks have occurred involving different serotypes of dengue virus. Its vector, Aedes aegypti has not been eliminated despite the small size of the island. Conditions at the local hospital preclude adequate management of severe and hemorrhagic cases due to the absence of a Critical Care Unit as well as no availability of platelets, or plasma units for transfusion. Besides, transfer, of severely affected patients to continental Chile is cumbersome, slow and expensive. In this scenario, it is advisable to implement selective vaccination of Easter Island habitants with an available quadrivalent attenuated dengue vaccine with the aim to reduce hemorrhagic and severe dengue cases. This strategy should not replace permanent efforts to control waste disposal sites, water sources, maintain vector surveillance and increase education of the population.

  16. Desarrollo de competencias socioafectivas en población chilena adulta: diferencias de género en Personalidad Eficaz

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    Arnaiz, Andrea; Giusto, C.d. (Cristina); Castellanos, Silvia

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    Comunicación presentada al VII Congreso Internacional de Psicología y Educación y XXI Congreso Internacional INFAD VII Congreso Internacional de Psicología y Educación y XXI Congreso Internacional INFAD: "Educación, desarrollo y aprendizaje: Propuestas psicológicas en positivo"

  17. Eficacia de una intervención educativa sobre conocimientos de ley chilena de SIDA en trabajadores de salud primaria

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    Ferrer, Lilian; Cabieses, Baltica; Norr, Kathleen; Cianelli, Rosina; Araya, Alejandra; Irarrázabal, Lisette; Miner, Sarah; Bernales, Margarita; Norr, James

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    Background: In Chile, members of the civil society and government achieved the passing of the HIV/AIDS Law (19.779). The level of knowledge of the law held by healthcare workers in Chile is not well known. Aim: To analyze the effect of an intervention on knowledge of the existence of the law and its application in clinical practice amongprimary healthcare workers in southeastern Santiago. Material and Methods: Healthcare workers of primary care centers were invited to participate in the study...

  18. Productividad científica de estudiantes entre 2009 y 2013 en dos revistas chilenas de Psicología

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    Jaime Fauré

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio tuvo por objetivo indagar cuántos estudiantes han publicado entre 2009 y 2013 en dos revistas del área de la Psicología pertenecientes a las dos universidades con más investigación en Chile, para aportar a una contextualización del estado actual de la ciencia en el país. Para esto, se revisaron las publicaciones de las revistas Psykhe y Revista de Psicología. Los resultados indicaron que solo un estudiante ha publicado en dicho período, que la mayor parte de quienes publican solo reportan como grado académico estar titulados y que la mayor parte de las investigaciones son realizadas por investigadores chilenos, argentinos o españoles. A partir de estos resultados, se discute el rol de los estudiantes en los procesos de investigación, y el rol de la formación en investigación como mecanismo para mejorar distintos indicadores utilizados para evaluar la producción científica e intelectual.

  19. "LA LEY PAREJA NO ES DURA" REPRESENTACIONES DE LA CRIMINALIDAD Y LA JUSTICIA EN LA LIRA POPULAR CHILENA

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    DANIEL PALMA ALVARADO

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    Full Text Available El estudio ofrece una aproximación a la historia social y urbana del Chile liberal y salitrero (1880-1920, a partir de las liras populares. Estos pliegos de poesía popular permiten descubrir y reconstruir las sensibilidades y representaciones sociales en torno a los más diversos tópicos, de los cuales se examinan en este artículo aquellos referidos a la criminalidad y la justicia, al crimen y al castigo. El análisis de las liras arroja una completa hermenéutica popular que aporta importantes matices a la comprensión tradicional de estos temas, dando cuenta de cuestiones como la violencia urbana, el clasismo del aparato judicial y el debate en torno a la pena de muerte. Asimismo, se reflexiona sobre la circulación de las liras entre la población urbana, observándose que el circuito de la cultura popular en que estaban inmersas las liras, se comienza a vincular de manera dialógica con otras expresionesThrough examining the liras populares, this study offers an approximation to social and urban history in the liberal and nitrate-funded Chilean era (1880-1920. These single sheets of popular poetry allow us to uncover social representations and sensibilities around wide topics. This article analyzes issues regarding criminality and justice, crime and punishment. The liras' analysis explores a popular hermeneutic that nuances traditional interpretations around Chilean crime and judiciary, opening new approaches to popular understandings on urban violence, the classism of the judiciary apparatus, and the debates concerning dead penalty. Likewise, this article explores the problem of the liras' urban distribution, circulation and impact, looking after the popular culture circuits that were growingly, dialogically linked to other expressions of cultural production

  20. Adaptación de una encuesta bioconductual para la vigilancia del VIH en mujeres trabajadoras sexuales chilenas

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    Bielka Carvajal

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    Discusión: El cuestionario adaptado para Chile contiene todos los indicadores para MTS recomendados por ONUSIDA, así como los recomendados por el Familly Health International para la vigilancia bioconductual. El instrumento definitivo emerge como una herramienta para la vigilancia de segunda generación del VIH y otras infecciones de transmisión sexual en Chile, y como un aporte al abordaje de políticas preventivas en la población de MTS.

  1. LA EXPERIENCIA CHILENA. A 40 AÑOS, CAMINAR HACIA ADELANTE CON EL HORIZONTE HACIA ATRÁS…

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    Jessica Visotsky

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    Full Text Available En nuestras manos tenemos un tesoro guardado muy cuidadosamente por un gran maestro  y  amigo,  que  atravesara la  cordillera  hacia  la  Argentina en  aquél doloroso año  1973,  siguiendo el  camino  de  tantos  y  tantos  otros  exiliados económicos de décadas anteriores. Eduardo Palma Moreno fue uno de los tantos educadores militantes, educadores revolucionarios de aquellos años en el Chile de la Unidad Popular que nos ha legado este material que tenemos el enorme privilegio de compartir.

  2. Entre público y privado. El espacio colectivo en la vivienda moderna chilena: arquitectura y legislación

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    Umberto Bonomo Shakti Feuerhake

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    Full Text Available Este artículo explora el surgimiento y la consolidación del espacio colectivo de uso común de los conjuntos de vivienda moderna en Chile. Se cruza el análisis morfológico a escala urbana de algunos conjuntos construidos en Santiago entre 1906 y 1959 con la mirada referida al ámbito legislativo habitacional, para dibujar la estrecha relación que existe entre ellos. El artículo concluye mostrando cómo las experiencias radicales de los años cincuenta y sesenta de Chile son el resultado de un profundo y complejo proceso de modernización del Estado y sus instituciones, de los avances disciplinares y de una nueva cultura metropolitana.

  3. REFLEXIONES SOBRE EL ROL DE LA ESCUELA EN LAS RELACIONES INTERÉTNICAS, DESDE LA ETNOPOLÍTICA - ESTATAL CHILENA

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    María Verónica Leiva Guerrero

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    Full Text Available Desde antes de la construcción del Estado Chileno, las élites han optado por distintas estrategi as de interpelar a los pueblos indígenas, una de ellas es centrar la atención en la educación. A partir del Programa de Educación Intercultural Bilingüe (PEIB, implementado como una nueva estrategia de interpelación desde el Estado hacia los pueblos origi narios, se indaga en los objetivos que históricamente se han planteado a la escuela, en particular frente al pueblo Mapuche. Este artículo aporta con una reflexión que, con la construcción de la categoría de etnopolítica estatal de la escuela, contribuye a complejizar la discusión actual sobre la educación intercultural.

  4. Sustentabilidad financiera y excelencia en la atención en la salud pública chilena

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    Carolina Elena Leyton-Pavez

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    Full Text Available Señor editor: En Chile, la reforma de salud trajo consigo la implementación de los Establecimientos Autogestionados en Red que comprenden aquellos recintos hospitalarios dependientes de los servicios de salud con la mayor complejidad técnica, desarrollo de especialidades, organización administrativa y número de prestaciones, lo que les permite mayor espacio para la toma de decisiones, flexibilidad y autonomía para la asignación de recursos, estableciendo una nueva modalidad de gestión, junto con el fortalecimiento de la participación ciudadana.

  5. Patrón de comportamiento tipo A, ira y enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV en población urbana chilena

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    Emilio Moyano Díaz

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    los cuales presenta hiperglicemia e hipertensión y con PCTA equirepartido según sexo. Es la ausencia de PCTA (ó presencia de PCTB la que aparece asociada a factores se presenta más en mujeres que en hombres (2.1% vs. 0.3%; c2(3 = 27.99, p<.0001, disminuyendo para ambos sexos con la edad, pero los infartos acaecen igualmente según sexo.

  6. Divórcio à la chilena: familia, gênero e cidadania no Chile, 1990-2004

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    Verónica Edith Gómez Urrutia

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    Full Text Available O artigo examina os debates referidos a três reformas legais que tem resultado fundamentais para a configuração legal da família no Chile, acontecidos entre 1990 e 2004. Tomando como base a análise do discurso legislativo, argumento que para tornar o conceito de família mais abrangente, de modo que se reconheça a multiplicidade de realidades que pode representar, foi necessário um longo e complexo processo de negociação política no qual entraram em jogo concepções de gênero, autonomia individual e o questionamento do que constitui uma "boa sociedade". Os resultados desse processo, se bem constituem um avanço em termos de igualdade de gênero, ainda favorecem o modelo de família tradicional - bi-parental, baseada no matrimônio heterossexual - como o tipo de família a ser protegida pelo Estado. Assim, os direitos das mulheres como cidadãs são subordinados aos papéis de gênero tradicionais, já que elas são ainda vistas como responsáveis pelo cuidado de pessoas em situação de vulnerabilidade e pela manutenção da família como espaço de reprodução social. Metodologicamente, o trabalho está baseado em uma análise qualitativa dos registros oficiais dos debates no Parlamento para as três leis examinadas. Essa análise foi complementada com entrevistas em profundidade com legisladores e membros do poder Executivo que participaram dos debates no Congresso Nacional.

  7. LA PATAGONIA ORIENTAL SEGÚN UNA REAL CÉDULA de 1570 MENOSPRECIADA POR LA HISTORIOGRAFÍA CHILENA

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    MANUEL RAVEST MORA

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    Full Text Available Versa este trabajo sobre la Real Cédula de Felipe II que, en 1570, fusionó parte de la Patagonia Oriental con la Provincia del Río de la Plata, origen de la República Argentina, donde, al parecer, supieron del documento treinta años después de finalizado el debate con Chile acerca de los derechos al extremo meridional de América. Descubierta por un diplomático chileno, que informó de ella a su Cancillería en 1876 y la mencionó en un libro publicado en 1903, ha sido sistemáticamente ignorada por los escritores chilenos. Examina este trabajo las posibles causas de ese silencio historiográfico, como también las rectificaciones que la RC introduce en la tesis clásica o fundacional de Chile, formulada a mediados del XIX por Miguel Luis Amunátegui, según la cual ese país siempre ejerció jurisdicción sobre la totalidad de la Patagonia Oriental desde 1554This work deals with a 1570 Phillip the II Decree that fused a section of Atlantic Patagonia with the Rio de la Plata Province, origin of late Argentine Republic, who, apparently, learned about it thirty years after ended the discussion held with Chile in respect the rights of each country towards the southern extreme of America. Found by a chilean diplomat, who informed his Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1876 and wrote about the document in a book published in 1903, it has been systematically ignored by chilean scholars. The work examines the possible causes for this historiographyc silence, and the rectifications that the Royal Decree introduces in the classical chilean thesis about Patagonia, enounced by Miguel Luis Amunategui in middle XIX century, according to which that whole territory always belonged to Chile since 1554

  8. Discurso y Pensamiento en el Aula Matemática Chilena Discourse and Thought in the Chilean Mathematics Classroom

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    David Preiss

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio tuvo por objetivo explorar la naturaleza de los procesos de pensamiento matemático presentes en el discurso de profesoras y profesores que enseñan en el segundo ciclo de educación básica de escuelas públicas en Chile. Se codificaron 77 videos de clases de profesores participantes en el Sistema de Evaluación Nacional Docente del Gobierno de Chile, en base a una rúbrica que distinguía 4 formas de pensamiento matemático: resolución mecánica de problemas, resolución razonada de problemas, presentación mecánica de la información y presentación razonada de la información. Se realizaron análisis descriptivos y análisis multivariados de varianza. Los resultados evidencian que el pensamiento matemático docente está focalizado en la presentación mecánica de información y la resolución mecánica de problemas. Los profesores que enseñan en 5° y 6° grado dedican significativamente menos tiempo a resolución de problemas que los profesores que enseñan en 7° y 8° grado. Los resultados son coherentes con evidencia proveniente de otros estudios que muestran la adherencia de los profesores chilenos a una pedagogía intuitiva externalista, centrada en la práctica repetida de procedimientos.The goal of this study was to explore the nature of the processes of mathematical thinking evidenced in the discourse of teachers working at Chilean middle-school level public schools. Seventy seven classroom videos filmed as a part of the Chilean Government National Teaching Assessment System were coded according to a rubric that distinguished 4 forms of mathematical thinking: mechanic problem solving, reasoned problem solving, mechanic information presentation, and reasoned information presentation. Descriptive analysis and multivariate analyses of variance were performed. The results evidence that teachers' mathematical thinking is focused on mechanic information presentation and mechanic problem solving. Teachers working in 5th and 6th grade classrooms significantly allocate less time to problem solving than teachers working in 7th and 8th grade classrooms. These results are coherent with previous evidence showing that Chilean teachers adhere to an intuitive pedagogy focused on the repeated practice of procedures.

  9. Rupturas e continuidades na política social Chilena Ruptures and continuities in the Chilean social policies

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    Pilar Vergara

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    Full Text Available Até que ponto existe uma ruptura na política social do governo democrático relativamente ao governo do general Pinochet? Até que ponto é possível conciliar as metas de crescimento econômico e de busca de equidade social em uma economia de mercado? O governo Aylwin conseguiu manter a economia em expansão, o que resultou na criação de empregos e em certa redução do número de chilenos pobres. Os gastos sociais aumentaram em 1990-92 graças à reforma tributária de 1990. Mas nem o puro dinamismo do mercado e nem mesmo uma política expansiva de gasto social têm-se mostrado suficientes para atenuar o caráter dualista e socialmente regressivo do modelo de bem-estar social que emergiu das políticas neoliberais do regime autoritário.How diferent is the social policy of the Chilean democratic government as compared with Pinochet's government? How much is it possible to conciliate the goals of economic growth and of social equity in a market economy? The Aylwin government managed to maintain economic expansion and to increase social expenses. But neither the pure dynamism of the market nor a policy of expanding social expenses have been able to atenuate the dualist and socially regressive character of the welfare model that arose from the neoliberal policies of the authoritarian regime

  10. Construcción neoliberal de la política social chilena en el discurso de Pinochet

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    Juan Saavedra Vásquez

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-49802014000100003 Los mensajes presidenciales o Cuentas Públicas Anuales de los presidentes de la República do Chile constituyen una tradición en la que se declara el contenido de las políticas públicas en un próximo periodo anual. Atendiendo la actualidad de su contenido, a través de un estudio descriptivo-interpretativo basado en minería de textos y análisis de correspondencias, se observaron los discursos presidenciales realizado por el dictador Augusto Pinochet durante los años 1981 y 1989 atendiendo su carácter neoliberal. El análisis permite establecer las bases neoliberales de la política social de la dictadura, en ámbitos relevantes: ideológico, mercadoeconómico, institucional y social propiamente tal.

  11. Neovanguardia chilena y poética del margen en la obra de Juan Luis Martínez

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    [ES]Esta tesis propone una lectura de la obra La nueva novela (1977), del poeta chileno Juan Luis Martínez (1942-1993), desde la óptica de una poética del margen a partir de la cual se reformulan los lenguajes poéticos tradicionales para dar origen a un discurso de corte altamente experimental y, al mismo tiempo, de sustrato sumamente político. Tomando como punto de partida dos metáforas centrales presentes en este libro-objeto, a saber, la casa y el silencio, se analizará un corpus de textos...

  12. El riesgo en el seguro de crédito conforme a la legislación chilena

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    Juan Luis Goldenberg Serrano

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    Full Text Available Inserto en el marco de la nueva regulación del contrato de seguro en el Código de Comercio chileno, los artículos 579 a 581 nos ofrecen un contexto regulatorio del seguro de crédito alejado de la lacónica referencia dada previamente por el artículo 11 del Decreto con Fuerza de Ley n° 251 de 1931. Sin embargo, una controversial referencia al riesgo cubierto, enunciado como el incumplimiento de la obligación, y su difícil ajuste a los hechos típicos desencadenantes de la obligación indemnizatoria de la aseguradora, dan cuenta de la necesidad de revisar el tópico, especialmente en un área del mercado de seguros, en que el diseño institucional asigna reglas particulares para conformación a las aseguradoras del primer grupo. A su vez, desplazada la lógica contractual liberal del seguro, propia de la regulación codificada, y reemplazada por un ámbito de aplicación reducido de la autonomía privada, los eventuales desajustes normativos no pueden ser fácilmente resueltos a la luz del texto de los condicionados generales sin afectar el marco imperativo que pretende ampliar los niveles de protección del tomador, en este caso con relación a la individualización del riesgo.

  13. La reforma de salud chilena a diez años de su implementación

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    Ismael Aguilera

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Analizar el proceso de diseño e implementación del Acceso Universal con Garantías Explícitas (AUGE. Material y métodos. Revisión de bibliografía sobre antecedentes prerreforma, arquitectura de diseño y proceso de implementación de la reforma AUGE y, complementariamente, entrevistas a ocho informantes involucrados en su desarrollo. Resultados. La valoración de la equidad en la salud fue un elemento clave prerreforma; existen cuatro dimensiones fundamentales en el diseño y nueve fases en la implementación. Conclusión. Los resultados del AUGE muestran un fortalecimiento en la salud pública por la inversión en equipamiento para tratamientos costo-efectivos; también por las guías clínicas que estandarizan y orientan la gestión de los profesionales de la salud con los pacientes.

  14. PERITAJE EN VÍCTIMAS DE ABUSO SEXUAL INFANTIL: Un Acercamiento a la Práctica Chilena

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    Javiera Rivera T.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación corresponde a una aproxim ación práctico- institucional que busca dar a conocer las prácticas periciales que llevan a cabo los psicólogos que trabajan en el ámbito del abuso sexual infantil, en el contexto del funcionamiento jurídico nacional de la Reforma Procesal Penal, donde las instituciones consultadas para este fin c orresponden al Servicio Médico Legal y el Centro de Asistencia a Víctimas de Atentados Sexuales (CAVAS . Así, los temas a abordar serán el proceso de la sol icitud pericial, descripción del equipo de trabajo, la pericia en el contexto de la reforma procesal penal , el rol del perito en el juicio oral, la evaluació n de la credibilidad del relato, la pertinencia de la peric ia, elaboración del informe pericial, burnout en pe ritos y la experiencia de trabajo de éstos en esta temáti ca. Además, se determinarán las diferencias y similitudes en las prácticas de ambas instituciones , y se contrastarán las herramientas utilizadas en estos lugares con lo encontrado en la literatura.

  15. Propuestas para implementar un sistema de información en la educación superior chilena

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    Antonio Peñafiel

    2006-01-01

    Si bien el diagnóstico del deficiente estado en que se encuentra la difusión de información en la educación superior es casi unánime, las propuestas acerca de cómo mejorarla son variadas y de diferentes magnitudes al momento de implementarlas. Varias iniciativas se han llevado a cabo, con éxito relativo, sin que aún exista un referente nacional que dé cabal cuenta del problema. Este documento entrega un conjunto de propuestas para disponer de un sistema de información con una modalidad de fun...

  16. Con en el desierto en el cuerpo. Mapas performáticos de jóvenes chilenas

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    Jimena Silva

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Para comprender las ideologías basadas en el género, esta es una investigación cualitativaque usóun modelo metodológico basado en mapas corporales, entrevistas y análisis intertextual de 47 estudiantes antofagastinas de las zonas mineras del norte chileno. En el análisis interpretativo de los elementos simbólicos en los mapas corporales se encontró que los mineros ven metafóricamente el cuerpo femenino como: cuerpo/mina, como agujero/penetrable (mujer como objeto sexual donde puede extraerse tesoro/riqueza. Las expresiones del cuerpo femenino, en tanto agente/transformador establecen un diálogo tenso en el que el poder de la mujer es perturbador en una cultura en la que el hombre es dominador. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs140175

  17. El Balance Social como una herramienta válida para representar la Responsabilidad Social en las Empresas Chilenas

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    Asencio-Gallardo, Guido

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR today reflects the resurgence of values in society, also expressed the need for companies to engage in civil society through initiatives, not just as isolated projects that generate connection them to their environment but integrating them as part of their business strategy. In this test the Social Balance (BS tool, an issue that has its origins in the CSR model adopted in Chile in 1975, since the first recorded experience in the Chilean Safety Association (ACHS presented. The tool takes into account the social aspects covered entity inward-called insiders, i.e., workers at different levels of the organization. They will be released models of Social Balance, through design analysis and influence to consider and type of business in which it applied. The contribution of this paper is to leave clear that the Social Balance transforms traditional social indicators that have some real input entities, and in turn serve as a practical tool to represent a company CSR.

  18. Elementos obstaculizadores de las coordinaciones pedagógicas en liceos vulnerables de la Araucanía Chilena

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    Juan Beltrán-Véliz, Chile

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available (descriptivo: En este artículo desarrollamos el siguiente objetivo: develar descriptivamente los elementos que obstaculizan las prácticas de las coordinaciones pedagógicas en liceos situados en contextos de vulnerabilidad social en la Araucanía. Planteamos un diseño cualitativo descriptivo, orientado con base en la teoría fundamentada y el método comparativo constante. Los resultados develan que las prácticas de las coordinaciones pedagógicas están centradas en aspectos administrativos. Se evidencia la ausencia de competencias y de liderazgo. Finalmente, el desarrollo evaluativo no se centra en la continuidad y permanencia del proceso. Concluimos que la ausencia de liderazgo, de competencias de los JUTP, y el rol de estos centrado en una “conducción técnica basada en el control”, son elementos que obstaculizan las prácticas de las coordinaciones pedagógicas.

  19. Elementos obstaculizadores de las coordinaciones pedagógicas en liceos vulnerables de la Araucanía Chilena

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    Juan Beltrán-Véliz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo desarrollamos el siguiente objetivo: develardescriptivamente los elementos que obstaculizan las prácticas de las coordinaciones pedagógicasen liceos situados en contextos de vulnerabilidad social en la Araucanía. Planteamos un diseñocualitativo descriptivo, orientado con base en la teoría fundamentada y el método comparativoconstante. Los resultados develan que las prácticas de las coordinaciones pedagógicas estáncentradas en aspectos administrativos. Se evidencia la ausencia de competencias y de liderazgo.Finalmente, el desarrollo evaluativo no se centra en la continuidad y permanencia del proceso.Concluimos que la ausencia de liderazgo, de competencias de los JUTP, y el rol de estos centrado enuna “conducción técnica basada en el control”, son elementos que obstaculizan las prácticas de lascoordinaciones pedagógicas.

  20. AISLAMIENTO Y DERIVATIZACION DE DITERPENOIDES OBTENiDOS A PARTIR DE PLANTAS RESINOSAS CHILENAS. ACTIVIDAD ANTIBACTERIANA Y CORRELACION ESTRUCTURA ACTIVIDAD

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    VASQUEZ FLORES, LORETTA J.

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    The following diterpenoids were isolated and identified from the resinous exudate of aereal parts of Haplopappus deserticola, Eupalorium salvia and Peudognuphalium vira-vira, by extraction with dichioromethane of their twigs and leaves: 18-acetoxy-c:scleroda-3,13-Z-dien- 15-oic acid, salvic acid, 7a-acetoxy-8(17)-labden- 15-oic acid, kaurenoic acid and ent-3Beta-hydroxy-16-kauren-19-oic acid. Ent-3Beta-hydroxy-16-kauren-19-oic acid vas studied by X-ray diffraction, with the object of obtai...

  1. INGRESO Y PERMANENCIA DE LAS PERSONAS MIGRANTES EN CHILE: COMPATIBILIDAD DE LA NORMATIVA CHILENA CON LOS ESTÁNDARES INTERNACIONALES

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    Regina Ingrid Díaz Tolosa

    2016-01-01

    Si bien el Derecho internacional reconoce el ejercicio de la soberanía de cada Esta- do para regular el ingreso de migrantes a sus fronteras, ante rechazos y revocaciones de visados, y la dictación del consiguiente decreto de abandono voluntario del país, bajo apercibimiento de la aplicación de una medida de expulsión, todo Estado respetuoso de los derechos humanos debería observar los patrones de salvaguardia desarrollados en los sistemas internacionales de pro...

  2. Sistema de partidos políticos y "clivajes" electorales en la transición chilena

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    Fernando BUSTAMANTE

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente estudio intenta hacer extensivo al caso chileno los estudios sobre "clivajes" partidistas que en Europa han hecho autores como Seymour M. Lipset, Stein Rohkan y Roland Inglehart. Se sostiene que las actitudes de identificación partidista del público chileno en las elecciones generales de 1989 se segmentaron en al menos tres dimensiones significativas; sólo una de ellas, la segunda, asociada a la variable clase social, es claramente asimilable a las dimensiones encontradas en Europa Occidental.ABSTRACT: The present study is an attempt at extending to the Chilean case the findings of preovius studies on electoral cleavages in Western Europe, most notabily by Seymour M. Lipset, Stein Rohkan and Ronald Inglehart. It is found that party identification among Chilean voters in the 1989 general elections was determined by at least three main cleavages or dimensions; only one of them, the second, associated to class-related variables is similar to the ones found in Western Europe.

  3. Los migrantes por estilo de vida como agentes de transformación en la Norpatagonia chilena

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    Hugo Marcelo Zunino Edelsberg

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    Full Text Available The so-called lifestyle migration represents a socio-cultural and spatial phenomenon that has become particularly important in mountain and large-lake areas of the Chilean Northern Patagonia. To examine the consequences and repercussions that this type of mobility had in the places of destination, we have used semi-structured interviews of the incoming migrant population. The analysis of the data collected enabled us to show that the initiatives, undertakings and practices deployed by the migrants exhibit important degrees of creativity that are associated with the re-signification of places. These elements suggest that the new residents acquire a role that we have denominated agents of transformation.

  4. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U15932-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available ria tikvahiae isolate FG141 internal trans... 54 0.027 1 ( AY049451 ) Gracilaria tikvahiae isolate Sebasti...an internal t... 54 0.027 1 ( AY049450 ) Gracilaria tikvahiae isolate Museum intern

  5. A new gonad-infecting species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) from the red cusk-eel Genypterus chilensis (Osteichthyes: Ophidiidae) off Chile

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    Moravec, František; Chávez, R. A.; Oliva, M. E.

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    Roč. 108, č. 1 (2011), s. 227-232 ISSN 0932-0113 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC522 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60220518 Keywords : Philometra * Genypterus * Chile Subject RIV: GJ - Animal Vermins ; Diseases, Veterinary Medicine Impact factor: 2.149, year: 2011

  6. Sporothrix chilensis sp. nov. (Ascomycota : Ophiostomatales), a soil-borne agent of human sporotrichosis with mild-pathogenic potential to mammals

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    Rodrigues, Anderson Messias; Cruz Choappa, Rodrigo; Fernandes, Geisa Ferreira; de Hoog, G Sybren; de Camargo, Zoilo Pires

    A combination of phylogeny, evolution, morphologies and ecologies has enabled major advances in understanding the taxonomy of Sporothrix species, including members exhibiting distinct lifestyles such as saprobes, human/animal pathogens, and insect symbionts. Phylogenetic analyses of ITS1/2 + 5.8s

  7. EFECTO DE LA INOCULACIÓN DE Azospirillum halopraeferens Y Bacillus amyloliquefaciens EN LA GERMINACIÓN DE Prosopis chilensis

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    J.A. Villegas-Espinoza; B. Murillo-Amador; M.E. Puente; O. Grimaldo-Juárez; S.M. Avilés-Marín; J.F. Ponce Medina

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    Las Bacterias Promotoras de Crecimiento de Plantas (BPCP), son microorganismos fijadores de nitrógeno atmosférico y a su vez producen hormonas que aprovechan las plantas para llevar a cabo su desarrollo. Es importante la utilización de microorganismos benéficos para reducir la fertilización química. La investigación científica ha incrementado la busqueda y aislamiento de BPCP de regiones especificas como son las zonas áridas, ya que estos microorganismos estan adaptados a ambientes e...

  8. Effects of dietary supplementation of Gracilaria extraction fractions on growth performance, fillet quality, oxidative stress and immune responses in European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax)

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    Peixoto, Maria-João; Magnoni, Leonardo; Goncalves, J.; Twijnstra, Robert Hendrik; Kijoa, A.; Pereira, R.; Palstra, A.P.; Ozorio, R.O.A.

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    By-products generated from the seaweed (SW) industry´s extraction processes have potential applications as feed supplements for aquafeeds. SW extracts contain natural pigments and compounds with antioxidant and immune-stimulant properties [1, 2]. In spite of their beneficial effects, SW extracts may

  9. Effects of dietary Gracilaria sp. and Alaria sp. supplementation on growth performance, metabolic rates and health in meagre (Argyrosomus regius) subjected to pathogen infection

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    Peixoto, Maria João; Salas-Leitón, Emílio; Brito, Francisca

    2017-01-01

    Effects of dietary seaweed supplementation on basal physiology and health biomarkers were assessed in meagre (Argyrosomus regius) subjected to bacterial infection, using Photobacterium damselae subsp. Piscicida (Phdp) as the etiologic agent. Three test diets were prepared by supplementing a basal...

  10. Molecular cloning, homology modeling and site-directed mutagenesis of vanadium-dependent bromoperoxidase (GcVBPO1) from Gracilaria changii (Rhodophyta).

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    Baharum, H; Chu, W-C; Teo, S-S; Ng, K-Y; Rahim, R Abdul; Ho, C-L

    2013-08-01

    Vanadium-dependent haloperoxidases belong to a class of vanadium enzymes that may have potential industrial and pharmaceutical applications due to their high stability. In this study, the 5'-flanking genomic sequence and complete reading frame encoding vanadium-dependent bromoperoxidase (GcVBPO1) was cloned from the red seaweed, Fracilaria changii, and the recombinant protein was biochemically characterized. The deduced amino acid sequence of GcVBPO1 is 1818 nucleotides in length, sharing 49% identity with the vanadium-dependent bromoperoxidases from Corralina officinalis and Cor. pilulifera, respectively. The amino acid residues associated with the binding site of vanadate cofactor were found to be conserved. The Km value of recombinant GcVBPO1 for Br(-) was 4.69 mM, while its Vmax was 10.61 μkat mg(-1) at pH 7. Substitution of Arg(379) with His(379) in the recombinant protein caused a lower affinity for Br(-), while substitution of Arg(379) with Phe(379) not only increased its affinity for Br(-) but also enabled the mutant enzyme to oxidize Cl(-). The mutant Arg(379)Phe was also found to have a lower affinity for I(-), as compared to the wild-type GcVBPO1 and mutant Arg(379)His. In addition, the Arg(379)Phe mutant has a slightly higher affinity for H2O2 compared to the wild-type GcVBPO1. Multiple cis-acting regulatory elements associated with light response, hormone signaling, and meristem expression were detected at the 5'-flanking genomic sequence of GcVBPO1. The transcript abundance of GcVBPO1 was relatively higher in seaweed samples treated with 50 parts per thousand (ppt) artificial seawater (ASW) compared to those treated in 10 and 30 ppt ASW, in support of its role in the abiotic stress response of seaweed. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Antiulcer, wound healing and hepatoprotective activities of the seaweeds Gracilaria crassa, Turbinaria ornata and Laurencia papillosa from the southeast coast of India

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    Kulandhaisamy Arul Senthil

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Seaweeds have bioactive compounds of interest in the pharmaceutical industry. In India, seaweeds are used exclusively for phycocolloids production and have not yet received consideration as a dietary supplement. So, it has become imperative to explore the biomedical potential of seaweeds and promote their utilization as a functional food. The seaweeds Turbinaria ornata, Gracillaria crassa and Laurencia papillosa, collected from the Tuticorin coast of the Southeast coast of India and selected based on preliminary screening, were extracted with acetone and evaluated for antiulcer, wound healing and hepatoprotective activities. L. papillosa showed the highest level of gastric protection activity (81% at 200 mg/kg, comparable to the standard drug ranitidine (90%. G. crassa followed with 76%. G. crassa and L. papillosa, showed marked wound-healing activity. G. crassa at 200 mg/kg, showed a marked effect on the serum marker enzymes indicating prominent hepatoprotective activity. The noteworthy wound-healing and hepato-protective properties of G. crassa besides anti-ulcer activity next to L. papillosa were indicative of its potential for further consideration.

  12. Miocene Vetigastropoda and Neritimorpha (Mollusca, Gastropoda) of central Chile

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    Nielsen, Sven N.; Frassinetti, Daniel; Bandel, Klaus

    2004-09-01

    Species of Vetigastropoda (Fissurellidae, Turbinidae, Trochidae) and one species of Neritimorpha (Neritidae) from the Navidad area, south of Valparaı´so, and the Arauco Peninsula, south of Concepción, are described. Among these, the Fissurellidae comprise Diodora fragilis n. sp., Diodora pupuyana n. sp., two additional unnamed species of Diodora, and a species resembling Fissurellidea. Turbinidae are represented by Cantrainea sp., and Trochidae include Tegula (Chlorostoma) austropacifica n. sp., Tegula (Chlorostoma) chilena n. sp., Tegula (Chlorostoma) matanzensis n. sp., Tegula (Agathistoma) antiqua n. sp., Bathybembix mcleani n. sp., Gibbula poeppigii [Philippi, 1887] n. comb., Diloma miocenica n. sp., Fagnastesia venefica [Philippi, 1887] n. gen. n. comb., Fagnastesia matanzana n. gen. n. sp., Calliostoma mapucherum n. sp., Calliostoma kleppi n. sp., Calliostoma covacevichi n. sp., Astele laevis [Sowerby, 1846] n. comb., and Monilea riorapelensis n. sp. The Neritidae are represented by Nerita (Heminerita) chilensis [Philippi, 1887]. The new genus Fagnastesia is introduced to represent low-spired trochoideans with a sculpture of nodes below the suture, angulated whorls, and a wide umbilicus. This Miocene Chilean fauna includes genera that have lived at the coast and in shallow, relatively warm water or deeper, much cooler water. This composition therefore suggests that many of the Miocene formations along the central Chilean coast consist of displaced sediments. A comparison with different fossil and Recent faunas from around the Pacific and South America indicates that the vetigastropod and neritid fauna from the Miocene of Chile has only minor affinities with taxa living near New Zealand, Argentina, and the tropical eastern Pacific at that time.

  13. El discurso utópico en una obra colonial chilena: Cautiverio feliz, de Francisco Núñez de Pineda y Bascuñán

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    Cathereen Coltters Illescas

    2004-01-01

    En el presente estudio se analizará la construcción de un tipo de discursividad particular, el discurso utópico, en Cautiverio feliz, obra del período colonial chileno (1673) escrita por el criollo Francisco Núñez de Pineda y Bascuñán, la cual se abordará desde una lectura en clave utópica, que pretende mostrar de qué manera se configuran en el texto figuras utópicas de resolución simbólica de las contradicciones del contexto histórico en el que se sitúa la obra....

  14. Copépodos (Crustacea intermareales en islas oceánicas chilenas: un enfoque por modelos nulos y por biogeografía de islas

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    Patricio De los Ríos-Escalante

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Los copépodos intermareales chilenos han sido un grupo poco estudiado, existiendo reportes aislados para el litoral de Chile central y para territorios insulares. El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar los ensambles de especies de copépodos intermareales en territorios insulares chilenos (islas de Pascua, San Félix, Alejandro Selkirk y Robinson Crusoe y compararlas respecto a una zona del continente (Montemar, Valparaíso, por medio de un análisis de modelo nulo de co-ocurrencia de especies y un análisis de conglomerados. Los resultados del modelo nulo indicaron, para una simulación, que hay factores reguladores, mientras que en dos simulaciones no hay factores reguladores, lo que se debería al bajo número de especies reportadas. Por otro lado, el análisis de conglomerados reportó la existencia de un grupo principal conformado por las islas Alejandro Selkirk, San Félix y Robinson Crusoe, seguido después por la isla de Pascua y finalmente por Montemar. Se analizaron tópicos ecológicos, principalmente relacionados con los patrones de regulación de la riqueza de especies, como posibles explicaciones de los resultados observados.

  15. [TORCH syndrome: Rational approach of pre and post natal diagnosis and treatment. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Neonatal Infections Sociedad Chilena de Infectología, 2016].

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    Cofre, Fernanda; Delpiano, Luis; Labraña, Yenis; Reyes, Alejandra; Sandoval, Alejandra; Izquierdo, Giannina

    2016-04-01

    There is a lot of bacterial, viral or parasite infections who are able to be transmitted vertically from the mother to the fetus or newborn which implicates an enormous risk for it. The TORCH acronym is used universally to refer to a fetus or newborn which presents clinical features compatible with a vertically acquired infection and allows a rational diagnostic and therapeutic approach. The traditional "TORCH test" is nowadays considered not appropriate and it has been replaced for specific test for specific pathogens under well defined circumstances. The present document reviews the general characteristics, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic and therapeutic options for the most frequently involved pathogens in the fetus or newborn with TORCH suspicion.

  16. [Statement of the Advisory Committee on Immunizations of Sociedad Chilena de Infectología about outbreaks of hepatitis A in Chile].

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    Villena, Rodolfo; Wilhelm, Jan; Calvo, Ximena; Cerda, Jaime; Escobar, Carola; Moreno, Gabriela; Veliz, Liliana; Potin, Marcela

    2017-08-01

    This document represents the position of the Chilean Infectious Diseases Society Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding hepatitis A epidemiological situation in Chile. The recommendations are based on local epidemiological data, the hepatitis A virus infection characteristics and the global experience with the available vaccines. In relation to hepatitis A, Chile is no longer a highly endemic area but actually an intermediate one, currently concentrating cases in individuals over 15 years of age, with frequent outbreaks. In 2017 we have seen an important outbreak of genotype 1A in men who have sex with men (MSM). The current endemic, the presence of regular outbreaks, the frequency of natural disasters in Chile, together with the availability of safe, effective vaccines and local cost-effectiveness studies led us to propose measures for outbreak control for high risk groups protection and mid and long term, including a more definitive solution which is universal vaccination against this disease in small children.

  17. [Antiseptics and disinfectants: aiming at rational use. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Healthcare Associated Infections. Sociedad Chilena de Infectología].

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    Diomedi, Alexis; Chacón, Eiiana; Delpiano, Luis; Hervé, Beatrice; Jemenao, M Irene; Medel, Myriam; Quintanilla, Marcela; Riedel, Gisela; Tinoco, Javier; Cifuentes, Marcela

    2017-04-01

    Proper use of antiseptics and disinfectants, is an essential tool to prevent the spread of infectious agents and to control of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Given the increasing importance of environmental aspects, as well as several advances and updates in the field of its proper use at local and intemational level, the SOCHINF HAI Advisory Committee considers that it is necessary to develop a guide for the rational use of antiseptics and disinfectants, which it will provide consistent scientific basis with that purpose.

  18. Reposicionamiento de identidad: Conflictos de representacion, performance y espacio en la literatura de mediados del siglo XX por tres escritoras chilenas

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    Vallejos-Moreno, Yasmina Adriana

    2015-01-01

    This dissertation analyzes six novels by Chilean writers: Marta Brunet's:Humo hacia el sur (1946) and Maria Nadie (1957); Mercedes Valdivieso's La brecha (1961) and La tierra que les di (1963), and Maria Elena Gertner'sIslas en la ciudad (1958) and La Derrota (1964). This study explores the articulations of gender, race, class relations, and identity representation in mid-20th -century Chilean literature. I argue that a number of female writers in mid-twentieth century Chile played an importa...

  19. SUJETO Y MUNDO MATERIAL EN LA NARRATIVA CHILENA DEL NOVENTA Y EL DOS MIL: ESTOICOS, ESCÉPTICOS Y EPICúREOS

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    Ignacio Alvarez

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El artículo expone un criterio general para el análisis y la interpretación de las narraciones escritas y publicadas durante las últimas dos décadas en Chile. De acuerdo a la relación que textos y escrituras establecen con el mundo material, postula que puede hablarse de narraciones estoicas, escépticas y epicúreas. Los textos estoicos anhelan melancólicamente un contacto con las cosas que han perdido; los escépticos dudan de que ello sea posible; los epicúreos, que no distinguen entre percepción e imaginación, exasperan la propia producción simbólica como contacto con la producción material. Se coordina este criterio con otras clasificaciones del período, y se intenta bosquejar las proyecciones políticas que podría tener.Abstract The article presents a general approachfor the analysis and interpretation of Chilean narratives written and published during the past two decades. According to the relationship established with the material world, we postulate that writings and texts can be stoic, skeptical or epicurean. Stoic texts melancholically long for a contact with their lost objects, skeptical ones doubt that this is possible, and epicurean texts -which do not distinguish between perception and imagination-, exasperate .symbolic production as a contact with material production. This article coordinates this criterion with other classifications of the period, and also outlines the political projections that such criterion may bear.

  20. “Una visión pegada a las pupilas”: perspectivas apocalípticas en la poesía chilena de la crisis

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    Martina Bortignon

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    Full Text Available Drawing from the Apocalypse the idea of a writing devoted to showing, through a revelation, the divine project in the contemporaneity of the community this message is meant for, as the original function of this prophetic genre was, in this essay I aim at studying the testimonial dimension in two Chilean poetry works: El sermón de la montaña (1970 by Raúl Zurita y Diario de navegación (1986 by Tomás Harris. Applying the category of “deictic testimony” I will show how the tension towards a present of crisis (Cold War and inner political conflicts in the first case, dictatorship in the second one is elaborated in the rhetorical surface and in the enunciation structure of the two texts. As I will show, the direct “indication” of testimony, pointing at a hopeless void, is modulated through the ambiguity and the proliferation of a visionary writing, while the responsibility of enunciation is entrusted to the precarious speech and the obstructed vision of an inept subject.