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  1. Contenido de metales en sedimentos y en Emerita analoga (Stimpson, 1857, en bahía Mejillones del Sur, Chile

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    Marcos Guiñez

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó la concentración de Cu, Cd, Ni y Zn en sedimentos intermareales y Emérita analoga (Stimpson, 1857, en ocho sectores de la bahía de Mejillones del sur, Chile. Sólo el Zn presentó un cierto grado de contaminación en los sedimentos de la bahía con un índice de geoacumulación de 2,8. Al analizar el contenido de metales en E. analoga, se determinó que esta especie estaría bioacumulando algunos de los metales analizados pero en baja magnitud, a excepción del Zn con un factor de bioacumulación de 2,07. El dendrograma de similitud realizado con datos del índice de bioacumulación, relacionó los valores de este índice con la distribución espacial de las principales industrias y zonas urbanas. Esta concordancia permite establecer que E. analoga estaría respondiendo como un indicador de la salud ambiental para este sistema. Además, es importante destacar que esta bahía está experimentando los primeros indicios de una zona industrial moderadamente impactada. Por lo tanto, es necesario realizar mediciones constantes, que abarquen más de una matriz ambiental, para controlar el impacto antrópico en este ecosistema marino costero altamente productivo.

  2. Facultative parasitism by the bivalve Kurtiella pedroana in the sand crab Emerita analoga

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    Bhaduri, Ritin; Valentich-Scott, Paul; Hilgers, Mark; Singh, Rajvir; Hickman, Mikaila; Lafferty, Kevin D.

    2017-01-01

    It is rare that an organism capable of independent or commensalistic existence can also become endoparasitic on a host. In this study, we documented a potential step toward parasitism in the commensal clam Kurtiella pedroana (Bivalvia: Galeommatoidea). Galeommatoideans are known commensals of various invertebrates, including crustaceans. Emerita analoga (Decapoda: Hippidae) is an abundant intertidal decapod inhabiting sandy beaches of the Pacific coast of North and South America. Crabs collected from Monterey Bay, California, were measured and examined externally and internally for associated molluscs. Out of the 520 crabs, 37 large female individuals harbored 49 bivalves (prevalence of 7.11% and mean intensity of 1.3). Forty-one ectocommensal clams were either inside the crab's branchial chambers or on their lateroventral surfaces, and were attached by byssal threads. Our key finding was eight clams that lacked byssal threads and were living in the hemocoel. These internal clams were significantly smaller than the ectocommensals. Because these internal clams lacked access to their normal food, we hypothesize they might have fed on their host's hemolymph as would a parasite. This clam species likely can't reproduce inside its host, implying that endoparasitism is a dead-end state for K. pedroana. Facultative parasitism in a free-living or an ectocommensal is uncommon and suggests a pathway to parasitism.

  3. Novel foraging in the swash zone on Pacific sand crabs (Emerita analoga, Hippidae) by mallards

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    Lafferty, Kevin D.; McLaughlin, John P.; Dugan, Jenifer E.

    2013-01-01

    Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) have been observed foraging on intertidal Pacific sand crabs (Hippidae, Emerita analoga) in the swash zone of sandy beaches around Coal Oil Point Reserve, California, and several other beaches on the west coast since at least November 2010. Unlike foraging shorebirds, Mallards do not avoid incoming swashes. Instead, the incoming swash lifts and deposits them down the beach. Shorebirds and diving ducks commonly feed on sand crabs, but sand crabs appear to be a novel behavior and food source for Mallards. Previous surveys of beaches did not report foraging Mallards on regional beaches, whereas foraging Mallards were common in contemporary (recent) surveys and anecdotal reports. Observations of this potentially new behavior were separated by as much as 1,300 km, indicating that this was not a local phenomenon. Mallards foraged singly, in pairs, and in flocks. An expansion of diet to sand crabs carries risks of exposure to surf, human disturbance, high salt intake, and transmission of acanthocephalan and trematode parasites for Mallards but has the benefit of providing a dependable source of animal protein.

  4. Acanthocephala Parasite (Profilicollis spp.) Loads in Correlation to Pacific Mole Crab (Emerita analoga) Size

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    Cheng, T.; Huang, S.; Galathe, M.; Jenkins, M.; Ramirez, A.; Crosby, L.; Barrera, J.; FitzHoward, S.

    2013-12-01

    Since 2002, San Francisco Bay students have been conducting marine ecosystem monitoring through a joint project with the Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS), in conjunction with the Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Each year students collect population and demographic data on Pacific mole crabs (Emerita analoga), an indicator species that lives in the sandy beach habitat in temperate regions along the Pacific Ocean. Pacific mole crabs are filter feeding crustaceans that inhabit the intertidal swash zone and are known to be an intermediate host for parasitic ';spiny-headed' worms in the phylum Acanthocephala (Profilicollis spp.). Sampling takes place during their reproductive period, which occurs from spring to fall, and includes measuring total body length of the Pacific mole crabs and dissecting them to determine presence of Acanthocephalan parasites. We hypothesize that due to larger body mass, larger Pacific mole crabs will have a greater number of Acanthocephala parasites.We conducted several analyses using the LiMPETS long-term data. Specifically, we compared body length, crab gender, and parasite abundance from Pacific mole crabs sampled from four beaches located in the county and city of San Francisco. Our results indicated that larger Pacific mole crabs do not necessarily have more parasites, but are more likely to have at least one parasite, while female Pacific mole crabs carrying eggs, have more parasites than males or females without eggs. We also found that parasite loads per mole crab was highest in the spring. Further analysis will be conducted to determine factors affecting Pacific mole crab parasite loads. Studying Pacific mole crabs help evaluate the health of California's intertidal systems and how human activities, geologic changes, and climate changes all make huge impacts to the intertidal ecosystems.

  5. Algunos aspectos bio-ecológicos del "Muy Muy" Emerita analoga (Stimpson, 1857) (DECAPODA: ANOMURA) en playas al sur de Lima

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    Sánchez Rivas, Guadalupe

    1988-01-01

    Da a conocer algunos parámetros de la dinámica - poblacional de este crustáceo en la zona central del litoral peruano, tales como: estructura poblacional, densidad, crecimiento, reproducción, ciclo sexual y comportamiento. Así mismo, referir la comunidad biótica de la Playa arenosa estudiada y dar a conocer el valor nutritivo de la especie en cuestión. Tesis (Dr.). -- Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Facultad de Biología

  6. Lysine analoga; bereiding en enzymatische hydrolyse van peptide derivaten van lysine en lysine analoga

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    Tesser, Godefridus Ignatius

    1961-01-01

    De synthese van enkele structuuranaloga van lysine wordt beschreven. Aangetoond wordt dat zij lysine in substraten voor trypsine, cathepsine B en papaine kan vervangen. Daar de structuur van de analoga O-(Beta-aminoaethyl)serine en S-(Beta-aminoaethyl) cysteine die van lysine dicht nadert, wordt

  7. Profilicollis altmani (Perry, 1942 Van Cleave, 1947 (Acanthocephala en el Perú. Con notas sobre la infección experimental de mamiferos terrestres

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    Manuel Tantaleán

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Entre los meses de enero y febrero de 2001, se hizo el estudio parasitológico de Emerita analoga Stimpson (Hippidae procedentes de la playa Bujama (Mala, Lima, encontrando que de 37 a 48% de ellos estaban infectados con cistacantos identificados como de Profilicollis altmani (Perry, 1942 Van Cleave, 1947. Estos cistacantos se inocularon en ratas, ratones, hamsters y un cachorro de perro, que resultaron todos infectados. Los parásitos se localizaron principalmente en la cavidad abdominal y/o adheridos a la mucosa del intestino delgado y grueso. El hombre puede infectarse con estos parásitos al ingerir E. analoga infectados.

  8. GnRH-Analoga und Add-back-Verfahren

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    Kleinstein J

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available GnRH-Analoga haben eine große Bedeutung in der medikamentösen Therapie der Endometriose erlangt. Sie sind in der Lage, Endometrioseassoziierte Schmerzen zu beseitigen und sind Bestandteil der Therapie der endometriosebedingten Infertilität. Aufgrund der Chronizität der Endometriose bedarf es in vielen Fällen der Prolongation der GnRH-A-Therapie über den Zeitraum von 6 Monaten hinaus. Für diese Fälle eignet sich eine Add-back- Therapie nach dem Format von Hormonersatztherapien, um vasomotorischen Nebeneffekten und dem Knochensubstanzverlust entgegenwirken zu können. Dabei wird der Estrogenanteil niedrig dosiert eingesetzt, um innerhalb eines "therapeutischen Fensters" den Hypoestrogenismus auszugleichen, ohne das Endometriosewachstum zu fördern. Prinzipiell kann dazu das Estrogen oral, aber auch transdermal appliziert werden. Die Effektivität der Kombination aus GnRH-A plus Add-back bezüglich der Knochenprotektion konnte bereits für einen Zeitraum von bis zu 10 Jahren bestätigt werden, sodass damit eine Langzeitkonzeption für Frauen mit rezidivierender Endometriose und wiederholten operativen Eingriffen existiert. Alternativen zur klassischen Add-back mit Sexualsteroiden existieren vielfältig, aber ihr Einsatz ist durch Partialwirkungen und eigene Nebenwirkungen limitiert.

  9. Struktuur en interaktie analyse van NAD+ en NAD+ analoga in horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase

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    Beijer, N.A.

    1988-01-01

    Dit verslag beschrijft een studie naar de relatie tussen struktuur en funktie voor het co-enzym NAn+ en zijn analoga in de aktieve holte van het enzym Horse Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase (LADH). De rol van NAD+ in enzymgekatalyseerde oxidatie-reduktie reakties is die van het bewerkstelligen van een

  10. SELECTIVIDAD DEL INSECTICIDA CARTAP EMPLEANDO BIOENSAYOS CON ORGANISMOS NO DESTINATARIOS

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    Iannacone, José; Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal (Perú).; Alvariño, Lorena; Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal (Perú).

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo de la presente investigación fue evaluar la ecotoxicidad del cartap (Bala® 50 PS) sobre ocho organismos animales no destinatarios: 1) Melanoides tuberculata (Müller, 1774) (Mollusca), 2) Emerita analoga (Stimpson, 1857) (Crustácea), 3) Chironomus calligraphus Goeldi, 1805 (Diptera), 4) Cyprinus carpio (Linné, 1758) (Osteichyties), 5) Eisenia foetida (Savigny, 1826) (Annelida), 6) Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas, 1851) (Hemiptera), 7) Trichogramma fuentesi Torre, 1980 (Hymenoptera) y 8...

  11. First zoeal stage of Macrocoeloma subparallelum (Stimpson, 1860) (Decapoda: Brachyura: Majoidea) described from laboratory hatched material

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    Colavite,Jéssica; López,Regulo; Hernández,Jesús; Bolaños,Juan; Santana,William

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The morphology of the first zoeal stage of the decorator crab Macrocoeloma subparallelum (Stimpson, 1860) from Cuba is described and compared with the available descriptions for the genus. Among Macrocoeloma Miers, 1879 species, the first zoea of M. subparallelum can be differentiated only by the number of aesthetascs and setae of the antennule (4 and 2, respectively). Recently, Macrocoeloma has been placed as an incertae sedis genus in Majoidea, closely allied to other Epialtidae an...

  12. Beitrag zur Kenntnis und Verbreitung von Galathea Australiensis Stimpson, 1858, (Crustacea Decapoda, Anomura, Galatheidae) nebst Beschreibung eines Neotypus

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    Lewinsohn, Ch.

    1967-01-01

    Anlässlich der Vorbereitung einer Publikation über die Anomuren des Roten Meeres, wurde u.a. auch Material der Gattung Galathea dieser Region untersucht. Dabei ergab sich das Problem einer richtigen Bestimmung von Galathea australiensis Stimpson, 1858. Diese Art wurde von Balss (1915: 2-3), an Hand

  13. Estudio sobre la metrología de la ceca romana de Augusta Emerita

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    Cebrián Sánchez, Miguel Ángel

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Metrology analysis of the Roman currency in Augusta Emerita has allowed to distinguish two different metrological patterns. The former is a Roman imperial; the latter is a Hispanic one, this being used until the end of the Augustan reign. From B.C. 2 on, and throughout the Tiberian reign, coinage is only carried out following the imperial pattern. This happens at a time of high coinage production in Augusta Emerita, which might probably explain the city’s urban development and embellishment heyday.Se estudia la metrología en la ceca romana –imperial y provincial- de Augusta Emerita. Dividimos el trabajo metrológico en dos grandes apartados, el primero analiza los pesos de las doce emisiones de la Mérida romana y el segundo pretende hacer una comparación con las otras cecas hispanas que, por su emisiones, están más próximas a las emeritenses. A esos dos apartados se añade una pequeña sección dedicada a la metalografía. A través de todo ello se demuestra que hubo dos sistemas metrológicos conviviendo, el republicano y el augústeo, emitiendose en Emerita y que el periodo de mayor auge de las emisiones incluye la etapa final del reinado de Augusto, post 2 a.C., y todo el reinado de Tiberio, lo que podría muy bien señalar el momento de apogeo y embellecimiento de la ciudad.

  14. First zoeal stage of Macrocoeloma subparallelum (Stimpson, 1860 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Majoidea described from laboratory hatched material

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    Jéssica Colavite

    Full Text Available Abstract The morphology of the first zoeal stage of the decorator crab Macrocoeloma subparallelum (Stimpson, 1860 from Cuba is described and compared with the available descriptions for the genus. Among Macrocoeloma Miers, 1879 species, the first zoea of M. subparallelum can be differentiated only by the number of aesthetascs and setae of the antennule (4 and 2, respectively. Recently, Macrocoeloma has been placed as an incertae sedis genus in Majoidea, closely allied to other Epialtidae and Pisinae members. The distinct spine in the distal segment of the endopod of the first maxilliped in the zoeal stages of Macrocoeloma is similar to what we observe in other Epialtidae genera, a character that supports the recent phylogenetic findings.

  15. Response of mole crab, Emerita emeritus to the thermal effluents from the Madras Atomic Power Station at Kalpakkam

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    Subramoniam, T.; Munuswamy, N.; Israel, Sunil; Sathish, R.; Venugopalan, V.P.

    2007-01-01

    Mole crabs belonging to the genus Emerita are exclusively inhabitants of exposed wave washed sandy beaches in certain temperate and tropical seas. Its sedentary adult life and a primitive filter-feeding behavior make this intertidal crab an excellent indicator species for monitoring anthropogenic impact. Hence, this sand crab has been used to determine the effect of elevated temperature (rT) arising out of the thermal effluent from the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), Kalpakkam with special reference to the intertidal fauna. Since Emerita exhibits limited capacity to move from their place of habitation, an analysis of the population structure of Emerita emeritus in the Kalpakkam coast including the impacted and the adjoining control sandy beaches on either side of the mixing point in the vicinity of the power plant was done. The data indicate that in the impact zone having an elevated seawater temperature of <35 deg C, the crab is completely absent. However, as we move away from the impact zone, with normalization of seawater temperature, Emerita move to safer areas on either side of the impact zone. Thus, the extensive field data on the distribution of mole crabs indicated that population structure is affected by the thermal plume, although the shifting positions of the mixing point (caused by northerly and southerly long shore currents) allowed decolonization of Emerita due to transmigration in positions that were earlier mixing points. This paper also describes a complete larval development of Emerita emeritus in the laboratory. Different life stages of E. emeritus were subjected to various power plant stressors to determine their varying responses. The expression of heat shock protein (hsp) in the gill tissue of the adult crabs was also observed when the crabs were exposed to elevated temperatures (35 deg C). However, no expression of heat shock proteins was observed when the crabs were subjected to chlorine stress. (author)

  16. Revision of Brada Stimpson, 1853, and Bradabyssa Hartman, 1967 (Annelida, Flabelligeridae).

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    Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I

    2017-11-03

    Among flabelligerid genera Brada Stimpson, 1853 includes several species whose bodies are fusiform or club-shaped, often with a reduced number of chaetigers, and their members are found in temperate and polar waters. In contrast, Bradabyssa Hartman, 1967 is regarded as a monotypic genus with a single Antarctic species with a cylindrical body and a variable number of chaetigers. After examination of all type and non-type material available of both genera, two distinct body patterns were distinguished: one includes the type species for Brada, B. granosa Stimpson, 1853, has only 8 branchial filaments and the neurochaetae are thick, blunt, often falcate, whereas the other includes the type species of Bradabyssa, B. papillata Hartman, 1967, usually has many branchial filaments and neurochaetae are straighter and mucronate. Consequently, Brada is herein restricted to include only 5 species, one of which is new, Brada kudenovi n. sp. Bradabyssa is herein emended to include many species formerly regarded as belonging in Brada, as new combinations, and species can be separated into four groups according to the development of the tunic and its sediment load. Thirteen new species of Bradabyssa are also described: B. indica n. sp., B. mexicana n. sp., B. alaskensis n. sp., B. elinae n. sp., B. grangieri n. sp., B. levensteinae n. sp., B. harrisae n. sp., B. hartmanae n. sp., B. jirkovi n. sp., B. kirkegaardi n. sp., B. monnioti n. sp., B. mezianei n. sp. and B. willeyi n. sp. The species belonging to Brada are B. granosa, B. granulosa Hansen, 1880, B. incrustata Støp-Bowitz, 1948, B. inhabilis (Rathke, 1843), and B. kudenovi n. sp. The species belonging to Bradabyssa are separated into four groups according to the development of their tunic and its sediment load. Group crustosa includes B. indica n. sp., B. mexicana n. sp., B. minuta (Amoureux, 1986) n. comb., and B. sachalina (Annenkova-Chlopina, 1922) n. comb. Group nuda includes B. alaskensis n. sp., B. antarctica (Hartman

  17. Two new species and new records of Microprosthema Stimpson, 1860 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Stenopodidea: Spongicolidae) from the Indo-West Pacific.

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    Saito, Tomomi; Anker, Arthur

    2014-08-28

    Two new species of the spongicolid shrimp genus Microprosthema Stimpson, 1860 are described and illustrated on the basis of material collected recently in Australia and Japan. Type specimens of Microprosthema ningaloo sp. nov. were collected on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, whereas type specimens of Microprosthema pallidum sp. nov. were collected on a coral reef off Ishigaki Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, southern Japan. Microprosthema ningaloo sp. nov. and M. pallidum sp. nov. differ from all other species of the genus by a combination of morphological characters, including the gill-exopod formulae, and by their diagnostic colour patterns. This study increases the total number of species described in the genus Microprosthema to 16, nine of them in the Indo-West Pacific. In addition, new records are provided for M. lubricum Saito & Okuno, 2011 (Guam), M. plumicorne (Richters, 1880) (Red Sea, Mariana and Marshall Islands, French Polynesia), M. scabricaudatum (Richters, 1880) (Red Sea, Glorieuses and Tuamotu Islands), and M. validum Stimpson, 1860 (Red Sea, Madagascar, Singapore, French Polynesia), significantly extending their previously known distribution ranges. 

  18. Description of a new species of Petrolisthes in the Indo-West Pacific with a redefinition of P.hastatus Stimpson, 1858 and resurrection of P.inermis (Heller, 1862) (Crustacea, Anomura, Porcellanidae).

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    Werding, Bernd; Hiller, Alexandra

    2015-01-01

    The porcellanid crab Petrolistheshastatus Stimpson, 1858, has been traditionally viewed as a highly variable species with a wide distribution in the West Pacific. For more than a century there has been taxonomic confusion of this species with morphologically similar taxa, some of which were synonymized with Stimpson's taxon. We redefine Petrolistheshastatus, resurrect Petrolisthesinermis as a valid species, discuss the status of Petrolisthestenkatei De Man, 1893, and describe a new species as Petrolistheselegantissimus from Indonesia.

  19. «Colonia Augusta Emerita». Creación de una ciudad en tiempos de augusto

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    Trinidad NOGALES BASARRATE

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available La fundación de la colonia Augusta Emerita en el año 25 a. C. se plasma en varios de los proyectos de estos primeros tiempos augusteos en la ciudad: su ordenación urbana, las obras d infraestructura, los edi?cios de espectáculos, teatro y an?teatro, así como sus primeros recintos religioso-administrativos, los foros. A los factores de carácter utilitario y de praxis constructiva se unen los aspectos ideológicos augusteos.

  20. Programas de investigación en el Museo Nacional de Arte Romano: proyectos Foros de Augusta Emerita y Lusitania Romana

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    Nogales Basarrate, Trinidad

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper, taking as its starting point deficient position Museums find themselves in the course of their research activity, analyses two projects developed by the National Museum of Roman Art (MNAR. Both of these reflect two of the priority research avenues. First, the Foros de Augusta Emerita project is based on one of the Museum´s most important archaeological excavation and the corresponding exhibition discourse, and the results have aroused the interest of the international research community due to the evident link with Rome. Secondly, the Roman Lusitania programme aims to enlarge the scope from Augusta Emerita out in the colony´s sphere of influence.Este artículo, partiendo de la situación deficiente en que los Museos ejercitan su labor investigadora, analiza dos proyectos desarrollados desde el Museo Nacional de Arte Romano (MNAR. Ambos son reflejo de dos de sus líneas prioritarias de investigación. Por un lado, el proyecto Foros de Augusta Emerita se sustenta en uno de los trabajos de intervención arqueológica y discurso expositivo más importantes del MNAR, cuyos resultados han movido el interés de la comunidad científica internacional por sus evidentes conexiones con Roma. Por otra parte, el programa Lusitania Romana pretende ampliar las líneas científicas desde Augusta Emerita en relación con su territorio de influencia.

  1. Un tesoro de tremises visigodos hallado en el llamado «Foro Provincial» de Augusta Emerita

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    Mateos Cruz, Pedro

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Since 1999 we are working on a research project about the so called «Provincial Forum of Augusta Emerita». The project deals with the realisation of archaeological interventions in the various lots where remains of public architecture linked with this monumental ensemble have been documented. One of these interventions has been realised in a lot where remains of the so called «Temple of the Holguin-Street» appeared some years ago. During the works on the same site has been brought to light a treasure of twenty gold coins from the time of Leovigild hidden under the walls of a room which in late Antiquity reused the southern side of the Roman temple podium. This article is a study of these pieces set in context with their hiding position and the historical moment in which they have been in use.Desde el año 1999 estamos desarrollando un proyecto de investigación en el llamado «foro Provincial de Augusta Emerita»; el proyecto contempla la realización de intervenciones arqueológicas en los distintos solares donde se han documentado restos de arquitectura pública vinculados a este conjunto monumental. Una de estas intervenciones se ha efectuado en el solar donde hace años aparecieron los restos del denominado «templo de la C/ Holguín», lugar en el que, durante el desarrollo de los trabajos, apareció un tesoro de veinte monedas de oro de época de Leovigildo, oculto bajo los muros de una estancia que reutilizo en época tardoantigua el alzado Sur del podio del templo romano. En este artículo se realiza un estudio de estas piezas contextualizándolas con el lugar de ocultamiento y el momento histórico en que estuvieron en uso.

  2. Huchas cerámicas de época romana. A propósito del hallazgo de una tumba en Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Badajoz

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    Ana María BEJARANO OSORIO

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo analizamos un depósito funerario localizado en una tumba exhumada en Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Badajoz. Además del análisis contextual, realizamos una autopsia de una rara avis en el menaje cerámico hispano, las huchas. A propósito del hallazgo de una, se hace una reflexión tipológica y funcional de cihas piezas en el Imperio Romano.

  3. Effects of an oil production effluent on gametogenesis and gamete performance in the purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Stimpson)

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    Krause, P.R.

    1994-01-01

    Adult organisms subjected to chronic discharges from a point source of pollution may exhibit several sublethal responses. One such response is the impairment of gamete production. This may be expressed in the amount and/or quality of gametes produced by adults. In this study the effects of chronic exposure to produced water (an oil production effluent) on the gametogenesis and gamete performance of the purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Stimpson) were examined using an in situ caging experiment. Adult purple sea urchins were kept in benthic cages arrayed down-field from a discharging diffuser at 13 sites, with distances ranging from 5 to 1,000 m. Cage exposures were maintained in the field for eight weeks, and each cage held 25 animals. Gametogenesis was examined for each sex by comparing a size-independent measure of relative gonads ass as determined by analysis of covariance. Results showed that there was a significant negative relationship between these estimates of relative gonad mass and distance from the outfall for both sexes, indicating that sea urchins living closer to the outfall produced significantly larger gonads. Gamete performance was measured through a fertilization kinetics bioassay that held the concentration of eggs constant and varied the amount of sperm added. The proportion of eggs fertilized under each sperm concentration was determined and the response fit to a model of fertilizability showed a positive relationship with distance away from the outfall. These findings indicate that although adult sea urchins exposed to a produced water outfall exhibit larger gonads, they suffer a marked decrease in a gamete performance

  4. Environmental physiology of the mole crab Emerita asiatica, at a power plant discharge area on the east coast of India

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    Suresh, K.; Ahamed, M.S.; Durairaj, G.; Nair, K.V.K.

    1995-01-01

    Cage experiments at the discharge area of Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) facilitated studies of thermal tolerance in Emerita asiatica. At the laboratory, oxygen consumption at various temperatures and varying salinities was also investigated. In the field 100% mortality of crabs was recorded at the Condenser Cooling Water Pumps (CCWP) discharge site compared to no mortality at the Processed Sea Water Pumps (PSWP) site. This observation implicated temperature as a stress factor at the CCWP outfall, because other factors, including residual chlorine and water velocity, were the same at the PSWP and CCWP sites. Laboratory experiments on tolerance revealed that 38.5 o C was lethal to mole crabs. The time taken for 100% mortality decreased as the temperature increased from 35 to 40 o C. Oxygen metabolism showed a progressive increase with temperature from 29 to 36 o c, and declined at 37 o C. The influence of salinity on oxygen consumption was marginal at salinities of 20 to 35o/oo but, when reduced to 15o/oo, the oxygen consumption declined. The present study thus indicates that temperature could be the lethal factor, determining the distribution of mole crabs near the power station, where water temperature can exceed 40 o C. (author)

  5. Description of a new species of Petrolisthes in the Indo-West Pacific with a redefinition of P. hastatus Stimpson, 1858 and resurrection of P. inermis (Heller, 1862 (Crustacea, Anomura, Porcellanidae

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    Bernd Werding

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The porcellanid crab Petrolisthes hastatus Stimpson, 1858, has been traditionally viewed as a highly variable species with a wide distribution in the West Pacific. For more than a century there has been taxonomic confusion of this species with morphologically similar taxa, some of which were synonymized with Stimpson’s taxon. We redefine P. hastatus, resurrect P. inermis as a valid species, discuss the status of P. tenkatei De Man, 1893, and describe a new species as P. elegantissimus from Indonesia.

  6. Alloxenic distribution of cystacanths of two Profilicollis species in sympatric crustacean hosts in Chile.

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    Balboa, L; Hinojosa, A; Riquelme, C; Rodríguez, S; Bustos, J; George-Nascimento, M

    2009-10-01

    The taxonomic status of Profilicollis ( = Falsifilicollis Webster, 1948) species in crustaceans in Chile is examined. Mole crabs, Emerita analoga (Stimpson 1857), living in the splash zone of a sandy beach at Lenga off the coast of central Chile, harbor Polymorphus (Profilicollis) bullocki Mateo, Córdova and Guzmán 1982, while the estuarine crabs, Hemigrapsus crenulatus (Milne-Edwards, 1837), living in an oligohaline inlet at the same site, harbor Profilicollis spp. cystacanths which cannot be distinguished specifically to either Profilicollis antarcticus or P. chasmagnathi Holcman-Spector, Mañé-Garzón and Dei-Cas 1977. We found no morphological data supporting records of P. altmani along the coast of Chile. Therefore, and after examination of both their morphology and the literature, we consider that P. bullocki must be reinstated as a valid species in the genus. There is a widespread distribution of habitats, such as sandy beaches and inlets, as well as a variety of host taxa involved in the life cycle of Profilicollis spp. Consequently, they provide an interesting scenario for testing hypotheses regarding the coevolution and host specificity of these parasites.

  7. The effect of physical and chemical parameters on the macroinfaunal community structure of San Vicente bay, Chile Efectos de parámetros físicos y químicos en la estructura comunitaria de la macroinfauna en la bahía de San Vicente, Chile

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    ROCÍO A. SIEMENS

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available San Vicente bay is a heavily industrialised bay located in central Chile, which has a sand beach extending from an area of recreational use in the south to an area of industrial use and discharge in the north. A survey of the macrofauna in the intertidal zone revealed a non-homogeneous distribution; a maximum of five invertebrate species were found with all five only occurring in one of six transects down the beach. The density ranged from 0 to 188 individuals m-2, with the highest density at the recreational end. The most common species, Emerita analoga (Stimpson, was chosen to study the macrofaunal response to beach morphodynamics, physicochemical parameters and metal concentrations. The E. analoga distribution was not significantly correlated with the results of the physicochemical analyses of interstitial water (pH, temperature, salinity and oxygen concentrations. However, oxygen concentrations decreased to 3 ml O2 l-1 in the lower intertidal closest to the recreational area where the highest numbers of intertidal macrofauna were observed. Analyses of 12 metals in the sediments showed three distinct distribution patterns across the beach in which the metals could be classified: a representative metal was chosen for each distribution. The concentration of tin ranged from 3.4 to 11.58 mg g-1DW sediment, representing the `wave' pattern. The concentration of cadmium ranged from 0 to 0.23 mg g-1DW sediment, representing the `banded' pattern. The concentration of chromium ranged from 1.97 to 3.18 mg g-1DW sediment, representing the `intermediate' pattern of metal distribution. The E. analoga distribution was not significantly correlated with the concentrations of any single metal, although multivariate statistical analysis indicated that Sn and Fe had the largest negative effect and Mn had the largest positive one. The distribution of E. analoga across the sandy beach of San Vicente bay was significantly correlated with the relative tidal range

  8. Palaemon pacijicus (Stimpson) in eastern Cape tidal

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    Sep 25, 1984 ... seasonally with peak numbers and biomass found in summer ... One part of the programme dealt with the tidal pool ... pools sampled. Unicam spectrophotometer at 458 run. A dilution series was made for each batch of concentrate used. A domestic water meter was coupled to the outlet of a portable pump ...

  9. Ovarian ablation in the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer: GnRH-analogues, ovarectomy or radiocastration - 'The philosopher's stone' instead of 'Chamber of secrets'?; Ovarielle Suppression in der adjuvanten Therapie des Mammakarzinoms: GnRH-Analoga, Ovarektomie oder Radiomenolyse - 'Stein der Weisen' statt 'Kammer des Schreckens'?

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    Hoffmann, W.; Schiebe, M. [Staedtisches Klinikum Braunschweig (Germany); Seegenschmiedt, H. [Alfried-Krupp-Krankenhaus, Essen (Germany)

    2002-08-01

    Background: Ovarian suppression in the adjuvant treatment of perimenopausal women with breast cancer is an important option. The therapeutic goal can be accomplished by administration of GnRH-analogues, ovarectomy or radiocastration. Patients and methods: We describe the advantages and the therapy related side effects and compare the different treatment modalities with each other. Results: Because of its reversibility and patients' compliance GnRH-analogues seem to be advantageous especially in younger premenopausal women. When longer term side effects of artificially induced menopause are less important, therapeutic alternatives such as radiocastration or ovarectomy are effective without obvious superiority between these options. Conclusion: Even in the background of the increasing use of GnRH-analogues radiocastration remains still a therapeutic alternative because of its cost-effectiveness and feasibility. This accounts especially for peri- or premenopausal women above the age of 45. (orig.) [German] Hintergrund: Bei praemenopausalen Patienten mit rezeptorpositiven Mammakarzinomen stellt die ovarielle Suppression einen wichtigen Schritt in der adjuvanten Therapie dar. Neben den GnRH-Analoga kommen hierfuer die Ovarektomie oder die Radiomenolyse infrage. Patienten und Methode: Die vorliegende Arbeit stellt die Vorteile der einzelnen Therapieoptionen den therapiebedingten Nebenwirkungen gegenueber und vergleicht die Methoden untereinander. Ergebnisse: Wegen der Reversibilitaet und der Patientenakzeptanz sollten GnRH-Analoga besonders bei juengeren praemenopausalen Patientinnen angewendet werden. In der Differentialtherapie von Patientinnen, bei denen die Langzeitnebenwirkungen einer iatrogen induzierten Menopause weniger zu befuerchten sind, kommen auch die anderen Verfahren in Betracht. Hierbei stehen Radiomenolyse und Ovarektomie gleichwertig nebeneinander. Schlussfolgerung: Die differentialtherapeutische Entscheidung zu einer der Methoden sollte

  10. Espectro trófico de peces concurrentes al área de crianza Playa Chipana (21°19'S - 70°04'W del norte de Chile

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    Mauricio Vargas F.

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available A total of 361 fishes including Odonthestes regia, Paralabrax humeralis, Isacia conceptionis, Cilus gilberti, Menticirrhus ophicephalus, Sciaena deliciosa and Scomber japonicus were collected in the nursery area Playa Chipana (21°19'S, northern Chile, from August 1989 through December 1990 in order determine their feeding habits. Both planctonic and benthonic preys were determined in the trophic spectrum for seven species, for which the main foods (MFI were crustaceans (zoea, miscidaceans, Emerita analoga, Ogyrides tarazonai and fishes (Engraulis ringens, Odonthestes regia, Normanichthys croockeri. Three trophic guilds were preliminarily identificated: 1.- carcinophagous fishes, 2.- ichthiophagous fishes, and 3.- planctophagous fishes.

  11. In Memoriam: Emerita Professor Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu | Osam ...

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    Some of the people she trained as graduate students are currently holding academic positions in various universities in Ghana and elsewhere. She was a very active member of the West African Linguistics Society, the then Linguistics Circle of Accra, and the Linguistics Association of Ghana. In addition to her scholarship, ...

  12. Changes of cytokines during a spaceflight analog--a 45-day head-down bed rest.

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    Full Text Available Spaceflight is associated with deregulation in the immune system. Head-down bed rest (HDBR at -6° is believed to be the most practical model for examining multi-system responses to microgravity in humans during spaceflight. In the present study, a 45-day HDBR was performed to investigate the alterations in human immune cell distributions and their functions in response to various stimuli. The effect of countermeasure, Rhodiola rosea (RR treatment, was also examined. A significant decrease of interferon-γ (IFN-γ and interleukin-17 (IL-17 productions by activated T cells, increase of IL-1β and IL-18 by activated B and myeloid cells were observed during HDBR. The upregulation of serum cortisol was correlated with the changes of IL-1 family cytokines. In addition, a significant increase of memory T and B cell and regulatory T cells (Treg were also detected. The uptake of RR further decreased IFN-γ level and slowed down the upregulation of IL-1 family cytokines. These data suggest that for prolonged HDBR and spaceflight, the decreased protective T cell immunity and enhanced proinflammatory cytokines should be closely monitored. The treatment with RR may play an important role in suppressing proinflammatory cytokines but not in boosting protective T cell immunity.

  13. Macroscale patterns in body size of intertidal crustaceans provide insights on climate change effects

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    Dugan, Jenifer E.; Hubbard, David M.; Contreras, Heraldo; Duarte, Cristian; Acuña, Emilio; Schoeman, David S.

    2017-01-01

    Predicting responses of coastal ecosystems to altered sea surface temperatures (SST) associated with global climate change, requires knowledge of demographic responses of individual species. Body size is an excellent metric because it scales strongly with growth and fecundity for many ectotherms. These attributes can underpin demographic as well as community and ecosystem level processes, providing valuable insights for responses of vulnerable coastal ecosystems to changing climate. We investigated contemporary macroscale patterns in body size among widely distributed crustaceans that comprise the majority of intertidal abundance and biomass of sandy beach ecosystems of the eastern Pacific coasts of Chile and California, USA. We focused on ecologically important species representing different tidal zones, trophic guilds and developmental modes, including a high-shore macroalga-consuming talitrid amphipod (Orchestoidea tuberculata), two mid-shore scavenging cirolanid isopods (Excirolana braziliensis and E. hirsuticauda), and a low-shore suspension-feeding hippid crab (Emerita analoga) with an amphitropical distribution. Significant latitudinal patterns in body sizes were observed for all species in Chile (21° - 42°S), with similar but steeper patterns in Emerita analoga, in California (32°- 41°N). Sea surface temperature was a strong predictor of body size (-4% to -35% °C-1) in all species. Beach characteristics were subsidiary predictors of body size. Alterations in ocean temperatures of even a few degrees associated with global climate change are likely to affect body sizes of important intertidal ectotherms, with consequences for population demography, life history, community structure, trophic interactions, food-webs, and indirect effects such as ecosystem function. The consistency of results for body size and temperature across species with different life histories, feeding modes, ecological roles, and microhabitats inhabiting a single widespread coastal

  14. El trabajo artesanal en Augusta Emerita durante los ss. I-IV d. C

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    Full Text Available Actualmente en la antigua capital lusitana es posible examinar, además de los restos arquitectónicos de sus edificios públicos y de una espléndida musivaria en ámbito doméstico, los indicios de otras producciones locales a las que hasta ahora no se les había concedido más que un interés de tipo secundario. En el presente trabajo damos a conocer una síntesis de las evidencias arqueológicas existentes del artesanado emeritense durante los ss. I-IV d. C. Este tema había sido revisado de manera aislada y esporádica en este solar. Aquí se valoran las estructuras, modos productivos y posibles evidencias de la mano de obra usada. Las constantes excavaciones que se han desarrollado en las últimas décadas han sacado a la luz 33 hornos cerámicos, 2 molinos alimentarios, 7 fullonicae, 1 officina infectae, 4 talleres de vidrio, 1 lanifricaria, 2 talleres de hueso, 2 pistrinae, 2 hornos metalúrgicos y 3 caleras que permiten el desarrollo de estudios de cierta envergadura. La industrial textil, la alfarera, alimentaria o metalúrgica, entre otras, son analizadas arqueológicamente. A partir de ello ha sido posible establecer un mapa de distribución de las distintas áreas manufactureras y de sus posibles zonas de influencia.

  15. Un peculiar vidrio romano hallado en «Augusta Emerita» (Mérida

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    Javier ALONSO

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos una pieza de vidrio romano con una peculiar decoración de hilos recuperada en Mérida durante la excavación de un edificio de carácter privado o semiprivado fechado en los ss. III y IV d. C. Tras una descripción pormenorizada de la pieza, de sus características físicas y de su proceso de elaboración, hemos procedido a su comparación con otros objetos de vidrio romano en cuya factura parece haberse recurrido a técnicas similares a las aquí empleadas. Se trata de un vaso soplado al aire decorado con una trama de hilos aplicados sobre puentes que además han sido parcialmente tallados. Esta pieza, que debió ser usada como parte de la vajilla de mesa, a pesar de su carácter utilitario, revela el elevado nivel alcanzado en las técnicas de elaboración por los vitrearii romanos. Los paralelos más cercanos, desde el punto de vista ornamental, al ejemplar emeritense proceden de la zona noroeste de Francia por lo que parece posible que se trate de un objeto de importación.

  16. Enkele polycyclische aromatische koolwaterstoffen (PAH) en stikstofhoudende analoga (N-PAH) in levensmiddelen en ander biologisch materiaal

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    Vaessen; H.A.M.G.; Wilbers; A.A.M.M.; Jekel; A.A..nf

    1986-01-01

    Beschreven worden de resultaten van het onderzoek van margarine en halvarine (N=28), rundernieren (N=6), maiskiemen (N=1), "vet" uit overstortputjes (N=1), spinazie (N=5), boerenkool (N=8), mosselen (N=10), brood (N=4) en duplicaten van 24-uurs voeding (N=6) op gehalte aan

  17. Relative growth and sexual maturity of the stone crab Menippe nodifrons Stimpson, 1859 (Brachyura, Xanthoidea in southeastern Brazil

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    Giovana Bertini

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available The relative growth and size at onset of morphological sexual maturity of the stone crab Menippe nodifrons were investigated. A total of 399 crabs was captured on Praia Grande and Tenório beaches at Ubatuba. Carapace width (CW and length, cheliped propodus length and height, abdomen width in females, and gonopod length in males were recorded. In females, the abdominal width showed negative allometry for juveniles and positive allometry for adults; the puberty molt occurred at 31.6 mm CW. In males, the size at onset of morphological sexual maturity was estimated as 29.7 mm CW; the gonopod growth showed positive allometry for juveniles, and an isometric relationship for adults. The gonopod length and the abdominal width were the most appropriate morphometric variables to estimate size at onset of sexual maturity in this stone crab.O objetivo do presente estudo foi determinar o crescimento relativo e a maturidade sexual morfológica de Menippe nodifrons. As coletas foram realizadas na Praia Grande e Tenório, Ubatuba, São Paulo. Os caranguejos foram separados quanto ao sexo e mensurados na região da largura (LC e comprimento da carapaça, comprimento e altura dos própodos quelares direito e esquerdo, largura do abdome (LA nas fêmeas e comprimento do gonopódio (CG nos machos. Obteve-se 399 indivíduos, sendo 195 machos e 204 fêmeas. Os machos atingiram a maturidade sexual com 29,7mm LC e as fêmeas com 31,6mm LC. Para as fêmeas a melhor relação que indicou a muda da puberdade foi LA vs. LC, sendo que o crescimento foi alométrico negativo na fase jovem e alométrico positivo após a muda da puberdade. Para os machos foi CG vs. LC evidenciando crescimento alométrico positivo na fase jovem e isométrico na fase adulta.

  18. Metal and metalloid bioaccumulation in the Pacific blue shrimp Litopenaeus stylirostris (Stimpson) from New Caledonia: Laboratory and field studies

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    Metian, Marc; Hedouin, Laetitia; Eltayeb, Mohamed M.; Lacoue-Labarthe, Thomas; Teyssie, Jean-Louis; Mugnier, Chantal; Bustamante, Paco; Warnau, Michel

    2010-01-01

    The present work aimed at better understanding metal and metalloid bioaccumulation in the edible Pacific blue shrimp Litopenaeus stylirostris, using both laboratory and field approaches. In the laboratory, the bioaccumulation kinetics of Ag, Cd, Co, Cr, and Zn have been investigated in shrimp exposed via seawater and food, using the corresponding γ-emitting radiotracers ( 110m Ag, 109 Cd, 57 Co, 51 Cr, and 65 Zn) and highly sensitive nuclear detection techniques. Results showed that hepatopancreas and intestine concentrated the metals to the highest extent among the blue shrimp organs and tissues. Moulting was found to play a non negligible detoxification role for Co, Cr and, to a lesser extent, Zn. Metal retention by L. stylirostris widely varied (from a few days to several months), according to the element and exposure pathway considered (a given metal was usually less strongly retained when ingested with food than when it was taken up from the dissolved phase). In the field study, Ag, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, and Zn were analysed in shrimp collected from a New Caledonian aquaculture pond. Metal concentrations in the shrimp muscles were generally relatively low and results confirmed the role played by the digestive organs and tissues in the bioaccumulation/storage/detoxification of metals in the Pacific blue shrimp. Preliminary risk considerations indicate that consumption of the shrimp farmed in New Caledonia is not of particular concern for human health.

  19. Broodstock management of the fine flounder Paralichthys adspersus (Steindachner, 1867 using recirculating aquaculture systems

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    Lili Carrera

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The present study describes the methodology used at IMARPE for the capture, acclimation and management of P. adspersus broodstock using recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS. RAS improved the water quality and maintained the environmental parameters during the acclimation period, temperature (17.2±1°C, oxygen (8.1±0.7 mg L-1, pH (7.3±0.2, ammonia (0.004±0.003 mg L-1, nitrite (0.52±0.2 mg L-1 and nitrate (3.45±2.6 mg L-1. Fish began to be fed normally from day 15 post-capture, once or twice a day using live fish (Odonthestes regia regia, Mugil cephalus, crustacean (Emerita analoga, fresh food (Engraulis ringens and Dosidicus gigas and artificial feed. A significant loss in the weight of the fish was registered during the first days of captivity, followed by a continuous increase in both sexes. The specific growth rate was positive from the third month of captivity, being the relative growth rate 24.5% and 16.2% in August 2010 in males and females, respectively. Different internal and external parasites were detected in the fish, being Entobdella sp. and Philometra sp. the prevailing parasites observed during samplings.

  20. Calculos de potenciais de ionização de algumas bases e aza-analogas utilizando o metodo semi-empirico HAM/3

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    Resumo: Inicialmente procedeu-se a otimização de geometrias das bases purinas guanina, 8-azaguanjna, xantina, 8-azaxantina e hipoxantina com o uso dos métodos semi-empíricos MNDO, AMI e MNDO-PM3. Nesta etapa também fez-se uso de métodos ab initio utilizando o conjunto de base cep-31G. Os potenciais de ionização dos elétrons do caroço das bases purinas foram calculados posteriormente por meio do método semi-empírico HAM/3 empregando as geometrias otimizadas pelos métodos semi-empíricos na etap...

  1. EFECTO ANALGESICO DEL LASER EN PUNTOS ASHI, EN PACIENTES GERIATRICOS CON GONOARTROSIS, EVALUANDO EL DOLOR CON ESCALA VISUAL ANALOGA. PREVIA APERTURA DE CANALES TENDINOMUSCULARES

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    LUENGAS CRUCES, SARA ELIZABETH

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    LA GONOARTROSIS, ES EL PADECIMIENTO MAS FRECUENTE EN LA PRACTICA CLINICA REUMATOLOGICA. TIENE UNA PREVALENCIA ALTA EN PERSONAS MAYORES DE 30 ANOS, POR LO QUE YA CONSTITUYE UN PROBLEMA DE SALUD Y FORMA PARTE DE UNA PANDEMIA DE ENFERMEDADES CRONICO-DEGENERATIVAS (VAZQUEZ MARTINEZ F Y ORTIZ ALVAREZ O. LA INVESTIGACION LATINOAMERICANA SOBRE OSTEOARTROSIS. GAC.MED. VOL. IV,1990 PG. 131)EN LOS REPORTES ESTADISTICOS DEL INEGI Y EN LOS SERVICIOS DE CONSULTA EXTERNA DE ESPECIALIDADES DEL IMSS LA PREVA...

  2. Contributions of non-destructive testing for determining the provenance of the granites used in the Roman Amphitheatre from Emerita Augusta, Badajoz, Spain.

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    Mota, M. Isabel; Alvarez de Buergo, Monica; Fort, Rafael; Pizzo, Antonio

    2015-04-01

    The Archaeological Ensemble of Emérita Augusta (Mérida, Badajoz, Spain) was listed a World Heritage Site in 1993 by UNESCO. One of the monuments that belongs to this Archaeological Ensemble is the Roman amphitheatre, mainly built with granite from quarries located near the city. Every urban centre in the Roman Empire, in addition to many rural sites, had one or more local quarries from which they extracted the bulk of their stone. In Mérida, there are a group of documented quarries located near the ancient city. In this work the authors have been investigating five of these documented outcrops which, due the distance from the monument or the existence of ancient Roman routes of communication with the city, can be the possible original quarries. The provenance of these materials with which the monument is built is of significant interest in terms of the restoration and conservation and from a historical point of view of the monument. Nowadays, there are many examples of identification of the original quarries that use destructive procedures and techniques which are based on the physical, petrographical, geochemical, magnetic or mechanical properties that are a function of the mineralogical and textural characteristics of the rock. In this work, the combined use of two non-destructive and on-site techniques, ultrasonic velocity and surface hardness determined with a Schmidt hammer rebound tester, allows to determine first, the quality and degree of decay in the granites, usually affecting the material surface and consisting of a decline in surface cohesion, and second, it can discriminate possible provenance areas of the rock used in the building. These two techniques are very useful for this purpose for several reasons. Their combined use allows the selection of the most representative blocks and ashlars for sampling. This reduces sampling to a minimum showing representative results for the whole building, especially in the case of performing ageing tests in the laboratory and when assessing consolidating and protecting treatments based on the similar decay condition present in the real structure; the combined values obtained from both techniques are directly and linearly related, can be used to compare the results from the building stones of the monument and from rocks from the surrounding documented quarries. The latter represents a suitable approach for locating the original quarries that supplied stone for construction and, in the case of many quarries having similar values, can be a method to exclude certain quarries. Moreover, the results also allow the identification of changes in determined physical properties of building stones, as porosity, mainly due to the exposure to climatic conditions, compared to fresh rocks from the quarries. The stones from the monument show lower ultrasonic and Schmidt hammer values than the rocks from the quarries. The obtained values from ultrasounds and from hardness surface measurement in the monument are affected by decay processes different from those in the quarries. This is due to the placement of ashlars in the monument (orientation), besides the cutting and carving of the stone and the surface finishing, which derives in a different correlation between the two sets of results from both techniques. Acknowledgements: to Geomateriales 2 programme (S2013/MIT-2914) funded by the Community of Madrid and to the Consorcio de la Ciudad Monumental de Mérida (Consortium of the Monumental City of Merida).

  3. Long-term responses of sandy beach crustaceans to the effects of coastal armouring after the 2010 Maule earthquake in South Central Chile

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    Rodil, Iván F.; Jaramillo, Eduardo; Acuña, Emilio; Manzano, Mario; Velasquez, Carlos

    2016-02-01

    Earthquakes and tsunamis are large physical disturbances frequently striking the coast of Chile with dramatic effects on intertidal habitats. Armouring structures built as societal responses to beach erosion and shoreline retreat are also responsible of coastal squeeze and habitat loss. The ecological implications of interactions between coastal armouring and earthquakes have recently started to be studied for beach ecosystems. How long interactive impacts persist is still unclear because monitoring after disturbance generally extends for a few months. During five years after the Maule earthquake (South Central Chile, February 27th 2010) we monitored the variability in population abundances of the most common crustacean inhabitants of different beach zones (i.e. upper, medium, and lower intertidal) at two armoured (one concrete seawall and one rocky revetment) and one unarmoured sites along the sandy beach of Llico. Beach morphology changed after the earthquake-mediated uplift, restoring upper- and mid-shore armoured levels that were rapidly colonized by typical crustacean species. However, post-earthquake increasing human activities affected the colonization process of sandy beach crustaceans in front of the seawall. Lower-shore crab Emerita analoga was the less affected by armouring structures, and it was the only crustacean species present at the three sites before and after the earthquake. This study shows that field sampling carried out promptly after major disturbances, and monitoring of the affected sites long after the disturbance is gone are effective approaches to increase the knowledge on the interactive effects of large-scale natural phenomena and artificial defences on beach ecology.

  4. Desenvolvimento "in vitro" de larvas e juvenis de Emerita brasiliensis Schmitt (Crustacea, Decapoda, Hippidae sob diferentes condições de temperatura, salinidade e regime alimentar "In vitro" development of larvae and juveniles of the sand crab Emerita brasiliensis Schmitt (Crustacea, Decapoda, Hippidae under different conditions of temperature, salinity and food diet

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    Ana Clara P. Otegui

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Larvas eclodidas em laboratório e juvenis coletados em campo do tatuí Emeritabrasiliensis (Hippidae foram cultivados em diferentes temperaturas e regime alimentar com a finalidade de avaliar as melhores condições para a manutenção da espécie em laboratório. O efeito da freqüência da substituição da água de cultivo sobre o desenvolvimento larvar também foi estudado avaliando-se a sobrevivência, o crescimento e a duração dos estádios larvares. A duração das fases larvares e o crescimento das três últimas fases de zoea correlacionaramse positivamente com a temperatura. As temperaturas testadas, entre 18 e 26ºC não influenciaram a sobrevivência das larvas. Não houve influencia da alimentação e nem da troca de água no desenvolvimento, crescimento e sobrevivência das larvas, bem como das dietas de microalgas na sobrevivência e desenvolvimento dos juvenis.Hatched larvae and field sampled juveniles of the sand crab Emeritabrasiliensis were reared at different temperatures and food diet in order to evaluate the best conditions for laboratory maintenance. The effects of frequency of changing the aquarium seawater on larval development was also studied evaluating the survival, growth and duration of larval stages. The duration of larval stage and growth of the last three zoes phases correlate positively with temperature. Temperatures between 18 and 26ºC did not influence the larval survival. The kind of food and frequency of water exchange did not influence the development, growth, and survival of larvae, as well as the development, and survival of juveniles.

  5. The Effects of Cisplatin and Its PT(II Analogue on Oxidative Stress of Isolated Rat Heart/ Efekti Cisplatine I PT(II Analoga Cisplatine Na Oksidacioni Stres Izolovanog Srca Pacova

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available To date, numerous platinum (II complexes have been successfully used in the treatment of different types of cancer. Therapeutic platinum complexes are different in terms of their structure, chemical reactivity, solubility, pharmacokinetics and toxicity. The aim of our research was the evaluation of cardiotoxicity of dichloro-(ethylendiamine platinum (II in a model of isolated rat heart using the Langedorff technique. Oxidative stress was assessed by determination of superoxide anion radical, hydrogen peroxide, Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances and nitric oxide levels from coronary venous effluent. All reagents were perfused at increasing concentrations from 10-8 to 10-4 M for 30 minutes. In this paper, we report that substances administered at higher doses did not induce dose-dependent effects on oxidative stress markers. The results of this research may be of great interest for future studies in this area. There are many novel platinum compounds that had previously demonstrated antitumour activity, and these types of experiments in our study can assist in the examination of their cardiotoxicity. These results could be helpful for understanding dose-dependent side effects of existing and novel platinum compounds

  6. Natural analogs in the host rock salt. Pt. 1. General study (2011). Pt. 2. Detail studies (2012-2013); Natuerliche Analoga im Wirtsgestein Salz. T. 1. Generelle Studie (2011). T. 2. Detailstudien (2012-2013)

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    Brasser, Thomas; Fahrenholz, Christine; Kull, Herbert; Meleshyn, Artur; Moenig, Heike; Noseck, Ulrich; Schoenwiese, Dagmar; Wolf, Jens

    2014-12-15

    The first part of the project ISIBELII on natural analogs in the host rock salt included a summary of available studies on the topic to be used in a safety analysis for a final repository for heat generating radioactive waste. In 2012 the results of the preliminary safety analysis Gorleben was available, including results on the fracturing of anhydrite, the formation of cryogenic gaps and the influence of earthquakes. The requirements for the barrier system have been modified due to the safety requirements for the final disposal of heat-generating radioactive wastes valid since 2010. For containers the functionality gas to be demonstrated for 500 years. The following issues are covered: natural analogs for the integrity demonstration of the geological barrier, natural analogs for the integrity demonstration of geotechnical barriers, natural analogs for the evaluation of release scenarios. The detail studies include anhydrite fracturing, salt grit compaction, chemical composition of fluid inclusions, thermal stability of salt rock, mechanical stability of salt rock, influence of earthquakes, qualified closures, iron corrosion, and microbial processes.

  7. Influências greco-romanas na Hispânia: colonização, arquitetura e urbanismo de Emerita Augusta (séculos I a.C. ao II d.C.)

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    Esse estudo analisa a trajetória da expansão da colonização greco-romana ocidental pelo Mediterrâneo, até chegar à Península Ibérica. Para tanto, verificou-se a importância política-estratégica e riqueza de fonte recursal que o território hispano oferecia, atraindo colonizadores mediterrâneos que se utilizaram da fundação de diversas cidades coloniais para se estabelecerem pelo território peninsular. Através deste fenômeno colonizador, das trocas comerciais e dos contatos interétnicos, as cid...

  8. 76 FR 36512 - Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting

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    ... members with continuing service include Elsa Murano, Professor and President Emerita of Texas A&M... Coordinator, Feed the Future. Elsa Murano, Chair, Department of Agriculture, Texas A&M University and BIFAD...

  9. Galatheoid squat lobsters (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura from Korean waters

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Ten species of Galatheoidea (squat lobsters, belonging to two families, were collected in the Korean exclusive economic zone: Galathea balssi Miyake and Baba, 1964, Galathea orientalis Stimpson, 1858, Galathea pubescens Stimpson, 1858, and Galathea rubromaculata Miyake and Baba, 1967 belonging to Galatheidae; Bathymunida brevirostris Yokoya, 1933, Cervimunida princeps Benedict, 1902, Munida caesura Macpherson and Baba, 1993, Munida japonica Stimpson, 1858, Munida pherusa Macpherson and Baba, 1993, and Paramunida scabra (Henderson, 1885 belonging to Munididae. The present study comprises the morphological description of these ten species, including drawings and color photographs, a brief review of their regional records, and a key for their identification. Although all species are common in Japanese waters, G. balssi, G. rubromaculata, B. brevirostris, C. princeps, M. caesura, and M. pherusa are new to Korean marine fauna.

  10. Descriptions and revisions of some species of Isopoda Bopyridae of the North Western Atlantic Ocean

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    1988-01-01

    Material reported is: Asymmetrione clibanarii Markham, 1975 ex Clibanarius sp. in Colombia (new host, new locality) and ex C. tricolor (Gibbes, 1850) in Colombia (new locality); A. desultor Markham, 1975 ex Pagurus brevidactylus (Stimpson, 1862) in Colombia and ex Iridopagurus sp. in Belize (new

  11. The Influence of the Conduct System and Campus Environments on Student Learning

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    Janosik, Steven M.; Stimpson, Matthew T.

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    Researchers have demonstrated the influence of the perceived efficacy of a conduct system on student learning (King, 2012; Stimpson & Janosik, 2015). Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) was used to test the relationship between perceived level of conduct system efficacy, institutional culture, and self-reported student learning. More…

  12. Listening to Students: Building Bridges

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    2011-01-01

    "Cross-disciplinary" has become a buzzword in academia. Here the authors offer a student-based perspective on the benefits of cross-disciplinary discussion, based on their experience in New York University's Graduate Forum. Founded ten years ago by Catharine Stimpson, then dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS), the forum…

  13. An Interview with Arlie Russell Hochschild

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    Willig, Rasmus

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    This is the second of two interviews with Arlie Russell Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. In her work, Hochschild explores the many ways we manage our emotions in personal life and perform emotional labor in the workplace.......This is the second of two interviews with Arlie Russell Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. In her work, Hochschild explores the many ways we manage our emotions in personal life and perform emotional labor in the workplace....

  14. Niedermolekulare Verbindungen aus Spinnen als chemische Sensoren

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    Olsen, Christian Adam; Kristensen, Anders S.; Strømgaard, Kristian

    2011-01-01

    sie als Leitstrukturen für die Entwicklung, Synthese und biologische Untersuchung synthetischer Analoga verwendet. Weit weniger erforscht sind hingegen Verbindungen, die der Kommunikation von Spinnen dienen. Vor kurzem wurden jedoch auf dem Gebiet der Pheromone und Allomone aus Spinnen neue...

  15. An Interview with Barbara Keogh: Observations of Her Career and the Role of Context in Understanding Children with Disabilities

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    Chamberlain, Steven P.

    2011-01-01

    Barbara Keogh is a true Californian. She was born in Glendale, received her education and professional training in California colleges and universities, and has been a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for more than 40 years, where she is now Emerita. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked as a…

  16. From Students to Change Agents: The 2009 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards

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    One of the author's chief delights as editor of "Change" is to read, every year, the personal statements of students who have won the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. Pat Cross, professor "emerita" at the University of California, Berkeley, has long been a leading scholar in higher education. These future leaders of…

  17. Creating Diverse Classroom Literature Collections Using Rudine Sims Bishop's Conceptual Metaphors and Analytical Frameworks as Guides. Master Teacher

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    Moller, Karla J.

    2016-01-01

    For the author's final Master Teacher article, she wishes to pay tribute to a scholar whose work in the field of children's literature has inspired her for years. Throughout her long and distinguished career, Rudine Sims Bishop, professor emerita from The Ohio State University, has shared extensive knowledge and numerous insights on issues related…

  18. Moral Life and Education

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    2016-01-01

    Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, at Stanford University, agrees with Professors Lapsley and Woodbury that moral aims are central to education. She has argued that the main aim of education is to produce better people--better in "all aspects of a complete life: moral, physical, social, vocational, aesthetic,…

  19. The journeys of a film phenomenologist : An interview with Vivian Sobchack on being and becoming

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    In this interview Vivian Sobchack, a leading film phenomenologist worldwide and Professor Emerita at UCLA, looks back at her career as a film and media scholar. She relates how she first wanted to become a novelist – as well as an astronomer – before academia and the study of film attracted her

  20. Barbara Trenholm | IDRC - International Development Research ...

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    Barbara is a professor emerita at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). She holds an Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D), and a FCPA and FCA with Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) New Brunswick. Barbara is currently a member of the Plaza Retail REIT board of trustees and the New Brunswick ...

  1. Sobre una nueva inscripción latina funeraria en Lusitania

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    Javier Andreu Pintado

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es el de dar a conocer una nueva inscripción romana, funeraria, sobre granito, procedente del término municipal de Don Benito (Badajoz y seguramente adscrita al tipo de estelas graníticas tan habituales en el paisaje funerario de Augusta Emerita y su entorno. La pieza –muy fragmentaria– atestigua pese a ello la presencia de un nuevo antropónimo, Surina, hasta ahora no constatado en la epigrafía peninsular.The aim of this paper is to present a new roman inscription, a funerary one, carved on granite and founded in the municipality of Don Benito (Badajoz probably related with the usual type of granite funerary stelae commonly attested in the funerary landscape of Augusta Emerita. Instead of the very fragmentary aspect of the piece it certifies the presence of a new female name, Surina, still unattested in the hispanic epigraphy.

  2. Synthesis and analysis of 14C-labelled butyltin compounds

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    Kloetzer, D.

    1976-01-01

    This paper deals with methods for the synthesis of 14 C-labelled analoga of the important biocides tributyltin oxide, tributyltin benzoate, tributyltin salicylate and tributyltin fluoride as well as dibutyltin oxide. The radioactive starting substance butylbromide-1- 14 C is treated with sodium and monobutyltin chloride or tin tetrachloride to form a mixture of radioactive butyltin compounds from which the substance desired is separated. A system satisfactorily meeting the conditions for thin-layer radiochromatography is presented. (author)

  3. Creativity in Transitions

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Professor Sandra Edwards, MA, OTR/L, FOATA, and professor emerita at Western Michigan University (WMU, provided the cover art for the winter 2014 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. The oil painting, “Silent Witness, Cross Creek” was created over a period of two years. Professor Edwards has participated in many creative and artistic activities throughout her life, which have shaped her practice as an occupational therapist and her experience in life.

  4. Finalidad político-didáctica de las tragedias de Séneca

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    Andrés Pociña Pérez

    1976-12-01

    Full Text Available On the basis that Seneca's tragedies were written to be rehearsed (cf. Emerita 41, 1973, pp. 297-308 the author studies thoroughly their political content, based in the philosophical thought of the neo-stoic school. Seneca tried in this way to lecture Nero on the fittest system to rule. This thesis is supported by several evidences: chronology of the tragedies, Nero's fondness to drama and likeness of Seneca's political views with those of his tragedies.

  5. Additional slipper lobsters of the subfamily Scyllarinae Latreille, 1825 (Crustacea, Achelata, Scyllaridae) from Taiwan.

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    Yang, Chien-Hui; Lin, Chia-Wei; Chan, Tin-Yam

    2014-08-15

    Five scyllarine lobsters are recorded from Taiwan for the first time. They are Bathyarctus rubens (Alcock & Anderson, 1894), Biarctus sordidus (Stimpson, 1860), Chelarctus aureus (Holthuis, 1963), Crenarctus bicuspidatus (De Man, 1905) and Petrarctus veliger Holthuis, 2002. The distributions of B. rubens, C. aureus and P. veliger are extended northwards to Taiwan. Distinguishing characters of these five species are illustrated and color photographs of all but B. sordidus are provided. Altogether, nine genera and 17 species of scyllarine lobsters are now known from Taiwan. 

  6. The complete larval development of Eurypanopeus canalensis Abele and Kim, 1989 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Panopeidae described from laboratory reared material

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    Marcelo U. García-Guerrero

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The estuarine panopeid crab Eurypanopeus canalensis Abele and Kim, 1989, is an eastern tropical Pacific species with a known distribution from the southeastern Gulf of California, Mexico, to Panama. Its complete larval development is fully described and illustrated from laboratory-reared material. The four zoeal stages and the megalopa are compared with two congeneric species from the West Atlantic, E. abbreviatus (Stimpson, 1860 and E. depressus (Smith, 1869. The main differences between larvae of E. canalensis and those of these two species include telson setation and the presence/absence of a stout hook-like spine in the megalopae cheliped ischium.

  7. Ecomorphology and food habits of teleost fishes Trachinotus carolinus (Teleostei: Carangidae and Menticirrhus littoralis (Teleostei: Sciaenidae, inhabiting the surf zone off Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Luana Prestrelo Palmeira

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    Full Text Available The ecomorphology and food habits of juvenile Trachinotus carolinus and Menticirrhus littoralis caught in the surf zone of sandy beaches in Niterói, RJ, were investigated between July 2006 and May 2007. These fish species differ morphologically, but present similarities in their diet composition suggest some slight overlapping in their diet. The importance of food items was assessed using Kawakami and Vazzoler's feeding index. Morphometric variables were recorded to correlate with the diet composition of the different size classes for each species. A total of 210 fishes (Trachinotus carolinus - 122, Menticirrhus littoralis - 88, ranging between 24.2 mm and 112 mm total length, were analyzed, but the stomachs of only 84.8% of them contained food. Trachinotus carolinus presented mysids, Polychaetes and Emerita spp. as the predominant items in their diet. Formicidae and Isopoda were the most important items for class I individuals, whereas mysids and Emerita spp. were important for classes II and III. Class I individuals also showed smaller sized prey (amphipods and isopods and clupeid fish larvae in their diet. Emerita spp. dominated the food items of Menticirrhus littoralis regardless of the size class. Polychaetes, the second most important item was better represented in class sizes II and III. The main morphometric variable correlated with such differences included mouth position and diameter of the eye.A ecomorfologia e os hábitos alimentares de juvenis de Trachinotus carolinus e Menticirrhus littoralis capturados na zona de arrebentação de praias arenosas em Niterói, RJ, foram investigados entre julho de 2006 e Maio de 2007. Ambas as espécies diferem morfologicamente, mas apresentam semelhanças em sua dieta, sugerindo uma possível sobreposição alimentar. A importância dos itens alimentares foi avaliada utilizando o índice alimentar de Kawakami e Vazzoler. Variáveis morfométricas foram correlacionadas à dieta observada para

  8. Diversity and Abundance of Sand Crabs on the South Coast of Central Java (Diversitas dan Kelimpahan Kepiting Pasir di Pantai Selatan Jawa Tengah

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    Ali Mashar

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    Full Text Available Kepiting pasir atau undur-undur laut merupakan biota bentik yang hidup di pantai berpasir yang mempunyai nilai ekologi dan nilai ekonomi cukup penting. Adanya tekanan penangkapan mengharuskan adanya pengelolaan yang bijak yang disesuaikan dengan karakteristik populasi kepiting pasir. Informasi tentang jenis dan kelimpahan kepiting pasir penting untuk diketahui terlebih dahulu sebagai langkah awal upaya pengelolaan lestari kepiting pasir. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui komposisi jenis dan kelimpahan setiap jenis kepiting pasir yang terdapat di dua lokasi penelitian, yaitu pantai Bocor, Kabupaten Kebumen, dan pantai Bunton, Kabupaten Cilacap. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa di kedua lokasi penelitian ditemukan tiga jenis kepiting pasir, yaitu Emerita emeritus, Hippa adactyla, dan Albunea symmysta. Kepiting pasir E. emerita ditemukan dengan persentase komposisi paling besar, 70,5%-75,3%; disusul H. adactyla 22,5%-24,7%; dan A. symmysta 2,2%-4,8%. Kepiting pasir betina dijumpai dengan persentase komposisi paling tinggi, yaitu 78,2% hingga 92,8%. Kepiting pasir E. emeritus juga ditemukan dengan kelimpahan rata-rata paling tinggi di kedua lokasi penelitian, yaitu 5 dan 34 ekor/100m2. Kepiting pasir E. emeritus dan H. adactyla yang ditemukan di pantai Bunton, Cilacap mempunyai kelimpahan lebih tinggi dari yang ditemukan di pantai Bocor, Kebumen, adapun kelimpahan rata-rata Albunea symmysta relatif sama di kedua lokasi penelitian, yaitu sekitar 1 ekor/100m2. Implikasi dari hasil penelitian ini adalah diversitas kepiting pasir di pesisir selatan Jawa Tengah relatif tinggi dengan kelimpahan yang berbeda-beda yang dipengaruhi oleh intensitas aktivitas manusia di wilayah pantai berpasir. Kata kunci: Albunea symmysta, Emerita emeritus, Hippa adactyla, kelimpahan, kepiting pasir, komposisi jenis   Sand crabs or mole crabs are benthic fauna that live in the sandy beaches. They have ecological and economic value. Because of fishing pressure to

  9. Las tragedias latinas de tesis

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    Andrés Pociña

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    Full Text Available An analysis of Latin praetextae as a mean of diffusion of political theories. This paper (with the same groundwork and methods proposed in «Finalidad político-didáctica de las tragedias de Séneca», Emerita 44, 1976, pp. 279-301, reviews exclusively those plays in which tragic authors consciously and intentionally proposed a political thesis. This happens in the republican praetextae, in the Octauia and in the work of Curiatius Maternus. All this tend to confirm the politico-didactical interpretation of Seneca’s drama proposed by the author in the above mentioned work.

  10. Dr. Anna G. Jonasdottir: Acceptance Speech for Honorary Doctorate from Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland. Given 18th of June, 2015

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    On June 18th the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland, celebrated 100 years of women’s‘ voting rights in Iceland with a special conference, Power and democracy 100 years later. In association with the conference Dr. Anna Guðrún Jónasdóttir, Professor emerita at the University of Örebro, Sweden, was awarded an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Political Science. Anna Guðrún was the first Icelandic woman to complete a doctorate in political science, in 1991, and also the first...

  11. Augusta Emérita. La investigación arqueológica en una ciudad de época romana

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    Mateos Cruz, Pedro

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available This article is an ample summary of the recent archaeological results developed in the last years in the roman colony of Augusta Emerita (modern Mérida, Spain. Recent systematic research has change many old views and statements about the urbanistic development of the roman colony as a result of the new scientific proyects undetaken recently, that offer a new undestanding of the evolution of Mérida during the Roman period.En este artículo se plantea la evolución del conocimiento de la ciudad romana de Emerita Augusta a partir de las investigaciones desarrolladas por historiadores y arqueólogos en los últimos años. Con ellas se han puesto en duda argumentos cerrados secularmente, sugiriendo, al menos, una imagen ciudadana distinta a la supuesta hasta ahora, con una fisonomía urbana resultado de variados proyectos, y con procesos y ciclos que, aunque en ocasiones no acertamos a situar o valorar correctamente, ayudan a entender cómo se conformó el devenir y la evolución de Mérida en época antigua.

  12. Más sobre Iberia y los topónimos griegos

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    Adrados, Francisco R.

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper, which follows a former one in Emerita 68, 2000, pp.1-18, collects and studies the Greek toponymy of Southern and Mediterranean Spain: its origin, dialectal character and chronology. This toponymy offers an insight on the knowledge of this area by the Greeks. Frequently it translates or hellenizes indigenous or Phoenician names. It can be said that the Greek toponymy is one of the witnesses at our disposal for achieving a better understanding of the role the greeks played in Iberia.Este artículo, que continúa uno anterior en Emerita 58, 2000, pp.1-18, recoge y estudia la toponimia griega de la zona meridional y mediterránea de España: su origen, sus características dialectales y su cronología. Este material ofrece una visión del conocimiento que los griegos tenían de esta área. A menudo se trata de traducciones o helenizaciones de topónimos indígenas o fenicios. Puede afirmarse que la toponimia griega es uno de los testimonios de que disponemos para un mejor conocimiento del papel que jugaron los griegos en Iberia.

  13. Redescription and designation of a neotype for Caecum floridanum (Littorinimorpha, Truncatelloidea, Caecidae) with a characterization of the protoconch and growth stages.

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    Lima, Silvio Felipe Barbosa; Christoffersen, Martin Lindsey

    2016-01-01

    After an extensive search for the type specimens of Caecum floridanum Stimpson, 1851, we believe that these specimens may have been either lost or destroyed in the Chicago fire (1871). This paper presents a redescription of the species and a neotype is designated based on material from the type locality (Florida). Protoconch and growth stages of Caecum floridanum are described and illustrated herein. The teleoconch IV of Caecum floridanum is characterized by strong, wide, low, rounded, closely arranged axial ribs, except last three to four preceding the aperture, which are larger and more widely separated. Caecum compactum Dall, 1892 is here synonymized under Caecum floridanum. Caecum annulatum Emmons, 1858 and Caecum dux Folin, 1871 are not considered synonyms of Caecum floridanum in this report.

  14. Mussel remains from prehistoric salt works, clarke county, Alabama

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    McGregor, S.W.; Dumas, A.A.

    2010-01-01

    Archaeological research at salt springs in Clarke County, AL (Tombigbee River drainage), documented bivalve mollusk exploitation by late prehistoric American Indians. A total of 582 valves representing 19 species of freshwater mussels (Unionidae) and an estuarine clam (Mactridae) from the Lower Salt Works Site (ca. A.D. 900-1550) and 41 valve fragments representing 6 mussel species from the Stimpson Site (ca. A.D. 1200-1550) were documented. The Lower Salt Works fauna was dominated numerically by Fusconaia ebena and Quadrula asperata, the dominant species reported during recent local surveys. The mussel species represented are known from medium to large streams in sand and gravel habitats and include four federally protected species and other species of conservation concern in Alabama. Results offer comparative data for other archaeological and ecological studies in the region.

  15. A new species of Lysmata Risso, 1816 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Lysmatidae) from the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Prakash, Sanjeevi; Baeza, J Antonio

    2017-12-12

    A new species of peppermint shrimp, Lysmata baueri n. sp., is described based on a single specimen from the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The new species can be distinguished from other morphologically similar species of Lysmata Risso, 1816 by the number of teeth, length and shape of the rostrum, the length of the antennular peduncle relative to the scaphocerite, the number of meral and ischial articles in the second pereiopods, and the number of spines on the flexor margin of the dactyli from the third to fifth pereiopods. Morphological characters demonstrate that L. baueri n. sp., is most closely related to the eastern Pacific L. californica (Stimpson, 1866), L. nayaritensis Wicksten, 2000 and L. porteri (Rathbun, 1907).

  16. Notes on two rare and little-known Indo-Pacific snapping shrimps, Alpheus percyi Coutière, 1908 and A. pseudopugnax (Banner, 1953) (Decapoda, Alpheidae).

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    Anker, Arthur

    2013-01-01

    Two uncommon, morphologically similar snapping shrimps, Alpheus percyi Coutière, 1908 and A. pseudopugnax (Banner, 1953), are reported from various localities across the Indo-West and Central Pacific. Both species are re-diagnosed based on type specimens and recently collected material; a lectotype is designated for A. percyi. The range of A. pseudopugnax, previously known only from the type locality in Hawaii, is extended considerably to French Polynesia and Reunion Island in the western Indian Ocean. Both A. percyi and A. pseudopugnax present a significant variation in the post-rostral region of the carapace, making identification of specimens based solely on morphology rather difficult. In the field, however, the two species can be easily separated by their diagnostic and very striking colour patterns. Colour patterns also suggest that A. percyi may be more closely related to the species of the A. gracilipes Stimpson, 1860 complex than to A. pseudopugnax.

  17. A new architecture for a single-chip multi-channel beamformer based on a standard FPGA

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    Tomov, Borislav Gueorguiev; Jensen, Jørgen Arendt

    2001-01-01

    ) modulation analog-to-digital converters (ADC). Second, simple second-order ΔΣ modulation ADC with classic topology is used. This allows for simple analog circuitry and a very compact design. Several tens of these together with the corresponding preamplifiers can be fitted together onto a single analog......A new architecture for a compact medical ultrasound beamformer has been developed. Combination of novel and known principles has been utilized, leading to low processing power requirements and simple analog circuitry. Usage of a field programmable gate array (FPGA) for the digital signal processing...... integrated circuit. Third, parameter driven delay generation is used, using 3 input parameters per line per channel for either linear array imaging or phased array imaging. The delays are generated on the fly. The delay generation logic also determines the digital apodization by using 2 additional parameters...

  18. Solution of four-nucleon integral equations using the effective UPA

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    1978-01-01

    In the three-body case it is standard to either solve the (two-dimensional) Faddeev equations directly, or to reduce them first to one-dimensional equations by means of separable approximation (expansion) of the underlying two-body interactions. The basic four-body operator identities are reduced by the latter treatment to effective three-body equations only. These may be handled like their genuine three-body analoga, i.e., by directly solving them, or by expanding the effective interactions ocurring into separable terms. Such a procedure provides us in a second step with one-dimensional integral equations for the four-body problem, too. (orig./WL) [de

  19. Tertiary sediments as a barrier to U and Th migration in the farfield of radioactive waste repositories

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    2002-03-01

    In the context of a preliminary site selection procedure and by means of initial drilling activities, two locations have been identified to be suitable for subsequent work in search of geologic sites that may serve as natural analoga for planned experiments. The two sites are Ruprechtov in the Czech Republic and Heselbach/Oberpfalz in Germany. At the Ruprechtov site, the project activities performed to date with two further core samples are: in-depth characterization of geological, mineralogical, geochemical and hydrochemical conditions, as well as basic interpretation of the ground water flow and transport conditions. At the Heselbach site, the focus of work was on identification of the uranium enrichment and assays for its characterization. Four exploratory drillings have been carried out for this purpose, with subsequent geochemical analyses of the core samples and the ground water. (orig./CB) [de

  20. Treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in haemodialysis patients: a randomised clinical trial comparing paricalcitol and alfacalcidol

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    Hansen, Ditte; Brandi, Lisbet; Rasmussen, Knud

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a common feature in patients with chronic kidney disease. Its serious clinical consequences include renal osteodystrophy, calcific uremic arteriolopathy, and vascular calcifications that increase morbidity and mortality.Reduced synthesis of active vita...... in the risk of cardiovascular mortality depending on which vitamin D analog that are used. This has potential major importance for this group of patients. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00469599....... vitamin D contributes to secondary hyperparathyroidism. Therefore, this condition is managed with activated vitamin D. However, hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia limit the use of activated vitamin D.In Denmark alfacalcidol is the primary choice of vitamin D analog.A new vitamin D analog, paricalcitol...... and hyperphosphatemia are associated with increased cardiovascular mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease.If there is any difference in the ability of these two vitamin D analogs to decrease the secondary hyperparathyroidism without causing hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia, there may also be a difference...

  1. La classificazione aristotelica delle scienze in Pietro d'Abano

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    Enrico Berti

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    Full Text Available La classificazione delle scienze di Pietro d'Abano costituisce un'interessante riformulazione della classificazione analoga, proposta da Aristotele in Metaph. VI, e della teoria degli abiti dianoetici, proposta da Aristotele in Eth. Nic. VI. Come risulta dal Conciliator per quanto concerne la medicina e dal Lucidator per quanto concerne l'astronomia, Pietro segue la classificazione aristotelica e le interpretazioni che di essa erano state date nel medioevo (dottrina dei tre gradi di astrazione e distinzione tra methodus compositiva e methodus resolutiva, aggiungendovi come contributo originale l'introduzione di una parte pratica sia nella medicina che nell'astronomia (astronomia iudicialis, dove quest'ultima deriva da Tolomeo e dagli Arabi.

  2. As virtudes da atenção: "The corn harvest", de William Carlos Williams As virtudes da atenção: "The corn harvest", de William Carlos Williams

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    Thomas Jackson

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    Full Text Available E claro que a critica literiria nao 6 uma ciéncia e que, exceto para o quimico industrial, uma obra literaria nao pode ser objeto de um estudo cientifico autantico. Um texto liter&rio assume a sua estatura pr6pria a partir da maneira como a visto por uma audiancia muito embora esta afirmagao deva ser explicitada. ConcepcOes semi-cientificas da literatura e da critics. (A concepcao de Northrop Frye 6 provavelmente a mais simplificada, o estruturalismo a mais confuse aparentemente levam a um erro de categorizagao: o pressuposto de que a literatura 6 uma categoria da mesma forma que, por exemplo, os batriquios. Estes existem exteriormente, independentemente da percepgao humane, e isto nao ocorre de forma analoga com a literature.

  3. Stochastic neuron models

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    Greenwood, Priscilla E

    2016-01-01

    This book describes a large number of open problems in the theory of stochastic neural systems, with the aim of enticing probabilists to work on them. This includes problems arising from stochastic models of individual neurons as well as those arising from stochastic models of the activities of small and large networks of interconnected neurons. The necessary neuroscience background to these problems is outlined within the text, so readers can grasp the context in which they arise. This book will be useful for graduate students and instructors providing material and references for applying probability to stochastic neuron modeling. Methods and results are presented, but the emphasis is on questions where additional stochastic analysis may contribute neuroscience insight. An extensive bibliography is included. Dr. Priscilla E. Greenwood is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Lawrence M. Ward is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Brain...

  4. Séneca, didascalias y voluntad de representación

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    Vizzotti, Martín Miguel

    2007-01-01

    De las múltiples problemáticas planteadas por la obra trágica de Séneca, una de las que más polémica causa es la cuestión de la representación de sus obras. Numerosos y admirados eruditos han debatido hasta el cansancio sobre este tema, a menudo utilizando los mismos argumentos para tesis encontradas (Pociña, Andrés, 'Una vez más sobre la representación de las tragedias de Séneca', Emerita 41, 1973, 297-308.). En este trabajo intentamos corremos de esta discusión histórico-arqueológica para e...

  5. Grafitos sobre cerámica del puticuli de la calle Cabo Verde de Mérida : (España : nuevos datos sobre la cotidianidad Emeritense en el siglo I d. C.

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    Luis Ángel Hidalgo Martín

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Damos a conocer un repertorio de grafitos grabados sobre cerámica y procedentes de una reciente intervención arqueológica en la capital de la Lusitania, Augusta Emerita (Mérida, España. Este conjunto, que supera los cien individuos, nos ha permitido valorar en especial la antroponimia emeritense en un soporte cotidiano -la cerámica- y en un contexto arqueológico muy concreto, un vertido cultual en un puticuli o fosa común localizada en el sector noreste de la actual ciudad de Mérida. Con este trabajo pretendemos que la valoración epigráfica se imbrique con un estudio tipológico y contextual de las piezas que le sirven de soporte, siendo este tipo de análisis en el espacio que nos ocupa una novedad.We present a repertoire of graffiti on pottery. They were found in a recent archaeological excavation in the capital of Lusitania, Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain. This set is over one hundred pieces. They are useful to know more about the anthroponomy of Merida. This exemplars come from a very specific archaeological context, a common grave (puticuli, located in the northeast of the present Mérida city. In this paper we try to claim that the epigraphic valuation must be joined with a typological and contextual study of this pieces and its support. This type of analysis in this place is completely a novelty.

  6. Crustacea decapoda da praia rochosa da Ilha do Farol, Matinhos, Paraná: II. Distribuição espacial de densidade das populações

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    Setuko Masunari

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Decapod crustaceans from rocky shore at Farol Isle, Matinhos, Paraná, Brazil. II. Spatial distribution of population densities. A study of the spatial distribution of the decapod populations from a rocky shore at Farol Isle, Matinhos, State of Paraná, Brazil (25º51'S, 48º32'W was canied out. In the supralittoral the rocky surface is covered partially by a layer of litter coming from the terrestrial habitats; in the midlittoral boulders and pebbles cover the rocky basin and in the infralittoral, there is a belt of seaweeds. A total of 8 samples were taken by hand, two from each of the following levels: supralittoral (emersion time 8-12 hours, upper midlittoral (4-8, lower midlittoral (0-4 and limit between midlittoral and infralittoral, monthly, from May/1990 to April/1991. The number of species increased from supralittoral (5 to infralittoral (22 and a clear vertical zonation on density was observed according to the emersion time gradient. The supralittoral is characterized by grapsids Armases angustipes (Dana, (1852, Cyclograpsus integer H. Milne Edwards, 1837 and Metasesarma rubripes (Rathbun, 1897 which have terrestrial habits and aerial respiration as a main way in obtaining the oxygen. In the midlittoral, the decapods show three basic types of adaptation against emersion desiccation and thermal stresses: (1 by digging into wet mud among the stones such as Panopeus americanus Saussure, 1857, Panopeus occidentalis Saussure, 1857 and Eurypanopeus abbreviatus Stimpson, 1860, (2 by resting in shady and wet space between the boulders and pebbles or underside of them, like Pachygrapsus transversus (Gibbes, 1850, Petrolisthes armatus (Gibbes, 1850 and adults of Menippe nodifrons Stimpson, 1859 and (3 by clinging over the soaked filamentous algae layer on the pebbles or bouders surfaces, a strategy observed in small species such as Pilumnus dasypodus Kingsley, 1879, Podochela sp., Petrolisthes galathinus (Bosc, 1801 , Alpheus bouvieri A. Milne

  7. Crustacea decapoda da praia rochosa da Ilha do Farol, Matinhos, Paraná. I: distribuição temporal de densidade das populações Decapod crustaceans from rocky shore at Farol Island, Matinhos, Paraná, Brazil. I: temporal distribution of population densities

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    Setuko Masunari

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available A study of the temporal distribution of the decapod populations from a rocky shore at Farol Isle, Matinhos, State of Paraná, Brazil (25o51'S e48o32'W was carried out. The rocky shore is 13m wide when the tidal level is zero meter and about 8o inclination. In the supralittoral, the rocky basins is mostly covered by a layer of litter coming from the terrestrial environment. In the midlittoral and upper infralittoral, the rocky slope is overlayed by boulders and pebbles and they constitute a highly complex environment of crevices, holes and concavities; the underlayer pebbles are embedded in sand, gravel and mud. In the infralittoral fringe, macrocospic algae grow as a continuous belt. Eight samples were taken by hand, monthly, from May-90 to April-91: two from supralittoral, four from midlittoral and two from infralittoral fringe. The density was calculated as number of individuais per cubic meter of pebble piles. The air temperature oscillated from 13.0oC (May-90 to 27.0oC (March-91, the surface water temperature from 16.0oC (July-90 to 28.0oC (February-91 and salinity from 6.7‰ (November-90 to 29.4‰ (July-90. There were registered 27 species (14 brachyuran crabs, 5 anomuran crabs and 8 caridean. The total density of decapod varied from 309.28 ind.m-3 (June-90 to 1,483.22 ind.m-3 (July-90. The density oscillated according to the temperature or salinity fluctuation only in three species. High densities were correlated to the breeding months in four species. Petrolisthes armatus (Gibbes, 1850 was the most numerous species and its density oscillated from 111.76 ind.m-3 (August-90 to 668.25 ind.m-3 (March-91. Eleven species occurred constantly (at least in 8 months, among which, five had a continuous breeding all year round: Synalpheus fritzmuelleri Coutière, 1909, Alpheus bouvieri A. Milne Edwards, 1878, Menippe nodifrons Stimpson, 1860, Pilumnus dasypodus Kingsley, 1879 and Petrolisthes armatus. Armases angustipes (Dana, 1852, Pachygrapsus

  8. Measurement of harmonics in electrical power systems; Medicion de armonicas en sistemas electricos

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    Calderon Gonzalez, Gustavo Adolfo

    1998-07-01

    un sistema para la cuantificacion y estudio del contenido de armonicas en sistemas electricos. El estudio esta enfocado a senales de corriente de alimentacion de un horno de Arco Largo. El sistema desarrollado para la cuantificacion del contenido de armonicas esta formado por las siguientes partes: (a) Sistemas de adquisicion de datos: La aplicacion de un sistema de adquisicion de datos nos posibilita tomar muestras de una senal analoga de voltaje. Las muestras adquiridas que representan una senal analoga, pueden ser procesadas posteriormente en una computadora digital. El sistema de adquisicion de datos esta constituido por: Una microcomputadora IBM-PC, una tarjeta de digitalizacion de senales analogas y programacion para realizar el muestreo de las senales. (b) Procesamiento digital de senales adquiridas: Con el proposito de determinar el contenido armonico, se utilizo el metodo de la Transformada Rapida de fourier. El analisis mediante la Transformada Rapida de Fourier nos permite obtener el espectro de las senales en el dominio de la frecuencia. Mediante el analisis por medio de la transformada rapida de Fourier se tiene una disminucion sustancial en el tiempo de computo de los coeficientes correspondientes a las armonicas, esto comparado con el metodo de series discretas de Fourier. (c) Analisis de resultados obtenidos: Se realizaron varias mediciones de senales de corriente de linea y banco de capacitores del sistema de alimentacion de un horno de arco. Para cada medicion realizada se obtuvo la magnitud y la fase para cara armonica. Del conjunto de magnitudes y fases de los coeficientes, se calculo el valor promedio y su desviacion estandar. Se muestran graficas de la variacion de la magnitud y la fase de cada armonica con el tiempo. Asimismo, se tienen graficas de las formas de onda de la senal en analisis, diagramas de barras del contenido espectral promedio y un reporte de la desviacion estandar de la magnitud y la fase para cada armonica. Se incluyen

  9. Expression of CGRP in the temporomandibular joint; Expresion de CGRP en la articulacion temporomandibular

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    Caviedes Bucheli, Javier [Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad de Odontologia, Bogota, D.C. (Colombia); Medina Buitrago, Diana Marcela [Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, D.C. (Colombia)

    2002-07-01

    The presence and content of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is evaluated in the hyperplastic retrodiscal tissue of the temporomandibular joint in patients with joint degenerative disease by radioimmunoassay. Study population has included 8 female patients in pre-menopausic status, without to be pregnant, without to be lactating for a year and with diagnostic of joint degenerative disease (osteoarthrosis). Pain levels are registered with visual analog scale, where 0 is absence of pain and 16 acute pain. A bone degeneration is classified as mild, moderate and severe, according to findings of nuclear magnetic resonance. The 15 retrodiscal hyperplastic tissue samples are taken from patients undergoing to open surgery of temporomandibular joint. The specimens were placed in plastic blocks with freezing medium and are stored at -70 degrees celsius until neuropeptide extraction by radioimmunoassay with kit for CGRP. A directly proportional relationship is established between the degree of bone degeneration and neuropeptide expression and between the osteoarthrosis classification with analogue visual scale. Findings have shown definitive correlation between pain levels and expression of neuropeptide. CGRP is expressed in the retrodiscal tissue of temporomandibular joint in human with joint degenerative disease and is directly related with levels osteoarthrosis and pain [Spanish] La presencia y el contenido del peptido relacionado con el gen de la calcitonina (CGRP) es evaluado en el tejido retrodiscal hiperplasico de la articulacion temporomandibular en pacientes con enfermedad degenerativa articular mediante radioinmunoensayo. La poblacion del estudio ha incluido 8 pacientes de genero femenino en estado premenopausico, sin estar embarazada, sin estar lactando por un ano y con diagnostico de enfermedad degenerativa articular (osteoartrosis). Los niveles de dolor son registrados con escala visual analoga, donde 0 es ausencia de dolor y 16 dolor agudo. Una

  10. The first finding of Ostrea cf. puelchana (Bivalvia living as epibiont on Callinectes exasperates (Decapoda

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    Silvio Felipe Barbosa Lima

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the epibiosis of Ostrea cf. puelchana on Callinectes exasperatus (Gerstaecker, 1856, both collected from the estuary of the Paraíba River, in the state of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil. The basibiont crab was captured using a trap installed in mangrove area at a depth of about 2 meters. The oyster was closely attached to the left side of dorsal carapace covering most of the epibranchial, mesobranchial and metabranchial regions. Possible advantages and disadvantages for both the epibiont and the basibiont are discussed. We believe that young O. cf. puelchana may avoid a variety of potential predators due to the considerable movement capacity of C. exasperatus and may also serve as a small protective shield for the basibiont. However, the oyster, which is a bivalve with an epifaunal lifestyle, is likely to be negatively affected, mainly due to burrowing activity of the crab. This is the first record of epibiosis between bivalves of the genus Ostrea Linnaeus, 1758 and crabs of the genus Callinectes Stimpson, 1860.

  11. A taxonomic revision helps to clarify differences between the Atlantic invasive Ptilohyale littoralis and the Mediterranean endemic Parhyale plumicornis (Crustacea, Amphipoda

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    Sabrina Lo Brutto

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Ptilohyale explorator (formerly Parhyale explorator, described by Arresti (1989, can be considered to be a synonym of west-Atlantic Ptilohyale littoralis (Stimpson, 1853, based on morphological observations of paratypes and specimens recently collected in the type locality of Ptilohyale explorator. The first collections of Ptilohyale littoralis, from the eastern Atlantic were from the port of Rotterdam (The Netherlands in 2009 and later in Wimereux, Opal Coast (France in 2014; however, the synonymy of Ptilohyale explorator with Ptilohyale littoralis backdates to the first European record of Ptilohyale littoralis in 1985 at La Vigne, Bay of Arcachon (France. This indicates that Ptilohyale littoralis has been established along European Atlantic coast for many years. An assessment of the nominal valid species belonging to the genus Ptilohyale was carried out and a comparison between the Atlantic Ptilohyale littoralis and the very similar Mediterranean hyalid species, Parhyale plumicornis, is presented based on morphological features and distribution. Due to the invasive ability of Ptilohyale littoralis, a comparison between the two species is necessary.

  12. Bioprospecting saline gradient of a Wildlife Sanctuary for bacterial diversity and antimicrobial activities.

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    DeLuca, Mara; King, Riley; Morsy, Mustafa

    2017-08-11

    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are becoming a global crisis, causing death of thousands of people and significant economic impact. The discovery of novel antibiotics is crucial to saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. To address the antibiotic-resistant crisis, in collaboration the Small World Initiative, which aims to crowdsource novel antibiotic discovery, this study aimed to identify antimicrobial producing bacteria and bacterial diversity in the soil of the Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary, an inland area with a soil salt gradient. Approximately 4500 bacterial colonies were screened for antimicrobial activity and roughly 100 bacteria were identified as antimicrobial producers, which belong to Entrococcaceae (74%), Yersiniaceae (19%), and unidentified families (7%). Several bacterial isolates showed production of broad spectrum inhibitory compounds, while others were more specific to certain pathogens. The data obtained from the current study provide a resource for further characterization of the soil bacteria with antimicrobial activity, with an aim to discover novel ones. The study showed no correlation between soil salt level and the presence of bacteria with antimicrobial activities. However, most of the identified antimicrobial producing bacteria do not belong to actinomycetes, the most common phyla of antibiotic producing bacteria and this could potentially lead to the discovery of novel antibiotics.

  13. Architectures drawn / digital models: the Venices (impossible on line

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    Malvina Borgherini

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A contemporary city representation talks not only about architecture and landscape but also about the effects that political institutions, cultural traditions and economic enterprises have on the urban community. Methods and ways traditionally used to present the complexity and, at the same time, the personality of a town, or on a smaller scale of one of his monument, are not suitable with the contemporary reality. A very famous panel presented at Venice Biennale in 1976, Aldo Rossi’s «Città Analoga», within real and ideal architectures, ancient monuments and contemporary landscapes, individual and collective memories, human presences and empty spaces, can be taken as an example for the preparation of a new ‘story’ or a new ‘map’ for a city like Venice. The space of a digital model can become a place for discussion and analysis, a place where to see together historical records and projects never realized, where to put subjective and objective visions, which overlap daily and occasional tracks.

  14. Dal “modello 3D” alla “scena 3D”. Prospettive e opportunità per la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale architettonico e urbano.

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    Elena Ippoliti

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La multimedialità è fatta di “ricchezza audiovisiva, profondità conoscitiva e informativa, interattività”[i] e, ancora, un prodotto multimediale dovrebbe essere “ricco, profondo e mobile, avvincente come un film, sistematico come un libro e interattivo come un videogioco”[ii]. A partire da tali definizioni, il contributo proposto intende indagare su alcune delle opportunità che le più recenti innovazioni tecnologiche offrono per l’ampliamento e la diffusione delle conoscenze sul patrimonio culturale, in particolare soffermandosi sulle applicazioni che privilegiano la “scena digitale 3D” del bene culturale, architettonico e urbano, sia in quanto interfaccia di accesso ai contenuti culturali e sia in quanto luogo in cui si costruiscono informazioni. Tale modalità di approccio, analoga e interattiva, incardinata sul coinvolgimento sensoriale ed emozionale, si costituisce di fatto come un valore aggiunto per la comunicazione, la fruizione e l’elaborazione di informazioni e contenuti, qualificandosi utilmente per la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale. [i] Negroponte N., Essere digitali, Sperling & Kupfer, Milano, 2004. [ii] Maragliano R., Manuale di didattica multimediale, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1994. p.43.

  15. Perturbational treatment of spin-orbit coupling for generally applicable high-level multi-reference methods

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    Mai, Sebastian; Marquetand, Philipp; González, Leticia [Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Währinger Str. 17, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Müller, Thomas, E-mail: th.mueller@fz-juelich.de [Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich (Germany); Plasser, Felix [Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Lischka, Hans [Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Währinger Str. 17, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1061 (United States)

    2014-08-21

    An efficient perturbational treatment of spin-orbit coupling within the framework of high-level multi-reference techniques has been implemented in the most recent version of the COLUMBUS quantum chemistry package, extending the existing fully variational two-component (2c) multi-reference configuration interaction singles and doubles (MRCISD) method. The proposed scheme follows related implementations of quasi-degenerate perturbation theory (QDPT) model space techniques. Our model space is built either from uncontracted, large-scale scalar relativistic MRCISD wavefunctions or based on the scalar-relativistic solutions of the linear-response-theory-based multi-configurational averaged quadratic coupled cluster method (LRT-MRAQCC). The latter approach allows for a consistent, approximatively size-consistent and size-extensive treatment of spin-orbit coupling. The approach is described in detail and compared to a number of related techniques. The inherent accuracy of the QDPT approach is validated by comparing cuts of the potential energy surfaces of acrolein and its S, Se, and Te analoga with the corresponding data obtained from matching fully variational spin-orbit MRCISD calculations. The conceptual availability of approximate analytic gradients with respect to geometrical displacements is an attractive feature of the 2c-QDPT-MRCISD and 2c-QDPT-LRT-MRAQCC methods for structure optimization and ab inito molecular dynamics simulations.

  16. Perturbational treatment of spin-orbit coupling for generally applicable high-level multi-reference methods

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    Mai, Sebastian; Marquetand, Philipp; González, Leticia; Müller, Thomas; Plasser, Felix; Lischka, Hans

    2014-01-01

    An efficient perturbational treatment of spin-orbit coupling within the framework of high-level multi-reference techniques has been implemented in the most recent version of the COLUMBUS quantum chemistry package, extending the existing fully variational two-component (2c) multi-reference configuration interaction singles and doubles (MRCISD) method. The proposed scheme follows related implementations of quasi-degenerate perturbation theory (QDPT) model space techniques. Our model space is built either from uncontracted, large-scale scalar relativistic MRCISD wavefunctions or based on the scalar-relativistic solutions of the linear-response-theory-based multi-configurational averaged quadratic coupled cluster method (LRT-MRAQCC). The latter approach allows for a consistent, approximatively size-consistent and size-extensive treatment of spin-orbit coupling. The approach is described in detail and compared to a number of related techniques. The inherent accuracy of the QDPT approach is validated by comparing cuts of the potential energy surfaces of acrolein and its S, Se, and Te analoga with the corresponding data obtained from matching fully variational spin-orbit MRCISD calculations. The conceptual availability of approximate analytic gradients with respect to geometrical displacements is an attractive feature of the 2c-QDPT-MRCISD and 2c-QDPT-LRT-MRAQCC methods for structure optimization and ab inito molecular dynamics simulations

  17. Alexander and Darius in a contest of wit («Alexander romance» 1.36-38: sources, formation, and storytelling traditions

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    Ioannis M. Konstantakos

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available La storia dei doni simbolici inviati da Dario a Alessandro Magno (Romanzo di Alessandro 1.36-38 è derivata da una raccolta ellenistica di lettere fittizie che raccontavano la spedizione del conquistatore Macedone. Un modello diretto di quella narrazione fu la leggenda sui regali enigmatici mandati dagli Sciti a Dario I, che è narrata da Erodoto (4.131-132 e altre fonti ed era ben nota nell’epoca ellenistica. Oltre a questo, la storia di Alessandro e Dario è anche influenzata da tradizioni orali di folclore e divertimento, ugualmente riconducibili all’età ellenistica. Il re Persiano e quello Macedone competono nell’offerta di spiegazioni contrastanti degli oggetti simbolici; le loro spiegazioni sono collocate in una sorta di scala ascendente dal più debole al più forte. Secondo l’interpretazione di Alessandro, gli oggetti rappresentano le nozioni di potere e di conquista, superando in tal modo l’allegoria più debole di puerilità e sottomissione proposta da Dario. Questo schema narrativo ricorda giochi di enigmi con analoga struttura a gradi, che vengono attestati da Difilo e Clearco di Soli per simposi di prima età ellenistica. In tali gare scherzose, due o più giocatori tentavano di superarsi l’un l’altro, trovando ogni volta una soluzione più forte per lo stesso indovinello.

  18. No supra-additive effects of goserelin and radiotherapy on clonogenic survival of prostate carcinoma cells in vitro

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    Thelen Paul

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Oncological results of radiotherapy for locally advanced prostate cancer (PC are significantly improved by simultaneous application of LHRH analoga (e.g. goserelin. As 85% of PC express LHRH receptors, we investigated the interaction of goserelin incubation with radiotherapy under androgen-deprived conditions in vitro. Methods LNCaP and PC-3 cells were stained for LHRH receptors. Downstream the LHRH receptor, changes in protein expression of c-fos, phosphorylated p38 and phosphorylated ERK1/2 were analyzed by means of Western blotting after incubation with goserelin and irradiation with 4 Gy. Both cell lines were incubated with different concentrations of goserelin in hormone-free medium. 12 h later cells were irradiated (0 – 4 Gy and after 12 h goserelin was withdrawn. Endpoints were clonogenic survival and cell viability (12 h, 36 h and 60 h after irradiation. Results Both tested cell lines expressed LHRH-receptors. Changes in protein expression demonstrated the functional activity of goserelin in the tested cell lines. Neither in LNCaP nor in PC-3 any significant effects of additional goserelin incubation on clonogenic survival or cell viability for all tested concentrations in comparison to radiation alone were seen. Conclusion The clinically observed increase in tumor control after combination of goserelin with radiotherapy in PC cannot be attributed to an increase in radiosensitivity of PC cells by goserelin in vitro.

  19. Quark-interaction in the 1-mode QCD

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    Wendel, M.H.

    1989-01-01

    We explain first the field operators in the N-mode representation. We choose the Hamiltonian formulation in temporal gauge. We come then across an intrinsic instability of the canonical formulation of the N-mode idea. The following chapter deals with the overvoming of the instability. It is shown that the generator of the instability carries simultaneously already the dynamical element of its cancelling. This transformation, which performs this, is of the BCS type and contains as quasi particles just the mesonic hybrid states already mentioned for instance by Pottinger and Warner. We come thereby across a second instability, which occurs in the limit of vanishing chromomagnetic contribution B 2 . The chapter concludes with a variational analysis of the transformed Hamiltonian operator. The following chapter deals first with the phenomenological results on the existence of hybride mesons and other oxotic quark-gluon states, as they occur in canonical way in the N-mode model with BCS transformations. We show for this reason, how the transformation can be extended to the spin degrees of freedom and calculate the resulting pairing interaction energies of quarks and antiquarks. In the last chapter we finally enter possible many-mode formulations and sketch thereby methods, which allow in a relatively simple way to conclude from the hitherto 1-mode results to certain N-mode analoga. (orig./HSI) [de

  20. Mortandad de aves marinas durante "El Niño 1997-98" en el litoral sur de San Juan de Marcona, Ica -Perú

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    Manuel Apaza

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Entre agosto de 1997 y abril de 1998, se evaluó, al sur de la punta guanera de San Juan de Marcona, la mortandad de las poblaciones de aves marinas. Especies de alimentación exclusivamente pelágica y de distribución restringida al ámbito de la Corriente Peruana, como las aves guaneras Pelecanus thagus, Sula variegata y Phalacrocorax bougainvillii, el pingüino Spheniscus humboldti y el zarcillo Larosterna inca, mostraron una correlación significativa en el comportamiento mensual, relacionados con la temperatura superficial del mar y con la ausencia del recurso anchoveta Engraulis ringens durante el evento "El Niño". Otras especies consideradas en el análisis presentaron una mortandad diferente, como la gaviota de Franklin Larus pipixcan y la gaviota gris Larus modestus, en ambos casos, las especies se alimentaron de recursos alternativos, como Calosoma sp. y Emeríta analoga, respectivamente.

  1. Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for analysis and characterization of degradation pathologies of Roman glasses

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    Palomar, T. [Instituto de Historia, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC, C/Albasanz 26-28, 28037 Madrid (Spain); Oujja, M., E-mail: m.oujja@iqfr.csic.es [Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, CSIC, C/Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain); García-Heras, M.; Villegas, M.A. [Instituto de Historia, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC, C/Albasanz 26-28, 28037 Madrid (Spain); Castillejo, M. [Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, CSIC, C/Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2013-09-01

    The feasibility and possibilities of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) in the full study of non-destructible historic glasses have been explored in the present work. Thirteen Roman glass samples, including seven entire glass beads, from the ancient town of Augusta Emerita (SW Spain) were characterized by LIBS in combination with other conventional techniques, such as scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, X-ray fluorescence and ultraviolet–visible spectrophotometry. LIBS stratigraphic analysis, carried out by the application of successive laser pulses on the same spot, has been mainly targeted at characterizing particular features of non-destructible historic glasses, such as bulk chemical composition, surface degradation pathologies (dealkalinization layers and deposits), chromophores, and opacifying elements. The obtained data demonstrate that LIBS can be a useful and alternative technique for spectroscopic studies of historical glasses, especially for those conserved under burial conditions and when it deals with studying non-destructible samples. - Highlights: • Determination of chromophores and opacifiers in non-destructible glass by LIBS • Manganese is determined as principal component of dark deposits. • Antimony appears in all decorations while lead is only present in yellow ones. • Stratigraphic analysis enables the identification of dealkalinization layers.

  2. Geometric and Colour Data Fusion for Outdoor 3D Models

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    Ricardo Chacón

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the generation of accurate, dense and coloured 3D models of outdoor scenarios from scanners. This is a challenging research field in which several problems still remain unsolved. In particular, the process of 3D model creation in outdoor scenes may be inefficient if the scene is digitalized under unsuitable technical (specific scanner on-board camera and environmental (rain, dampness, changing illumination conditions. We address our research towards the integration of images and range data to produce photorealistic models. Our proposal is based on decoupling the colour integration and geometry reconstruction stages, making them independent and controlled processes. This issue is approached from two different viewpoints. On the one hand, given a complete model (geometry plus texture, we propose a method to modify the original texture provided by the scanner on-board camera with the colour information extracted from external images taken at given moments and under specific environmental conditions. On the other hand, we propose an algorithm to directly assign external images onto the complete geometric model, thus avoiding tedious on-line calibration processes. We present the work conducted on two large Roman archaeological sites dating from the first century A.D., namely, the Theatre of Segobriga and the Fori Porticus of Emerita Augusta, both in Spain. The results obtained demonstrate that our approach could be useful in the digitalization and 3D modelling fields.

  3. The phylogeny and life cycle of two species of Profilicollis (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) in marine hosts off the Pacific coast of Chile.

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    Rodríguez, S M; D'Elía, G; Valdivia, N

    2017-09-01

    Resolving complex life cycles of parasites is a major goal of parasitological research. The aim of this study was to analyse the life cycle of two species of the genus Profilicollis, the taxonomy of which is still unstable and life cycles unclear. We extracted individuals of Profilicollis from two species of crustaceans (intermediate hosts) and four species of seagulls (definitive hosts) from sandy-shore and estuarine habitats along the south-east Pacific coast of Chile. Mitochondrial DNA analyses showed that two species of Profilicollis infected intermediate hosts from segregated habitats: while P. altmani larvae infected exclusively molecrabs of the genus Emerita from fully marine habitats, P. antarcticus larvae infected the crab Hemigrapsus crenulatus from estuarine habitats. Moreover, P. altmani completed its life cycle in four seagulls, Chroicocephalus maculipennis, Leucopheus pipixcan, Larus modestus and L. dominicanus, while P. antarcticus, on the other hand, completed its life cycle in the kelp gull L. dominicanus. Accordingly, our results show that two congeneric parasites use different and spatially segregated species as intermediate hosts, and both are capable of infecting one species of definitive hosts. As such, our analyses allow us to shed light on a complex interaction network.

  4. Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for analysis and characterization of degradation pathologies of Roman glasses

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    Palomar, T.; Oujja, M.; García-Heras, M.; Villegas, M.A.; Castillejo, M.

    2013-01-01

    The feasibility and possibilities of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) in the full study of non-destructible historic glasses have been explored in the present work. Thirteen Roman glass samples, including seven entire glass beads, from the ancient town of Augusta Emerita (SW Spain) were characterized by LIBS in combination with other conventional techniques, such as scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, X-ray fluorescence and ultraviolet–visible spectrophotometry. LIBS stratigraphic analysis, carried out by the application of successive laser pulses on the same spot, has been mainly targeted at characterizing particular features of non-destructible historic glasses, such as bulk chemical composition, surface degradation pathologies (dealkalinization layers and deposits), chromophores, and opacifying elements. The obtained data demonstrate that LIBS can be a useful and alternative technique for spectroscopic studies of historical glasses, especially for those conserved under burial conditions and when it deals with studying non-destructible samples. - Highlights: • Determination of chromophores and opacifiers in non-destructible glass by LIBS • Manganese is determined as principal component of dark deposits. • Antimony appears in all decorations while lead is only present in yellow ones. • Stratigraphic analysis enables the identification of dealkalinization layers

  5. Surf zone fish diet as an indicator of environmental and anthropogenic influences

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    Costa, Leonardo Lopes; Zalmon, Ilana Rosental

    2017-10-01

    Changes in species' abundance have been used as indicators of environmental and anthropogenic disturbances. However, sublethal, e.g., diet, changes should be detected before some alterations in the composition and structure of fish assemblages occur as a result of ecological negative impacts. The objective of the present study was to assess possible changes in surf zone fish diet in response to environmental and anthropogenic disturbances. Surf zone fish were sampled and their stomach contents were analyzed on two sandy beaches under different levels of human pressure in Southeastern Brazil. Habitat variables related to seasonality, food availability, anthropogenic disturbance, upwelling and river influence were measured as follows: (1) wave height; (2) water temperature; (3) intertidal macroinvertebrates abundance; (4) solid waste amount; (5) salinity; (6) particulate organic carbon (POC) and (7) chlorophyll a (Chl a). Our results showed the influence of seasonality, prey abundance and hydrodynamics in prey selection, and diet overlap between typical surf zone residents. A literature search was also performed and it shows that insects and Emerita brasiliensis eggs, which were the main food item consumed by some surf zone fish at urbanized Brazilian beaches, are unusual worldwide. Furthermore, solid waste was related to high consumption of insects by pompanos fish in urbanized areas, suggesting that this fish diet could be a sublethal indicator of human impact on sandy beaches.

  6. Keanekaragaman dan Kerapatan Rumput Laut Alami Perairan Pulau Serangan Denpasar Bali

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    Ni Desak Putu Dita Herlinawati

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Serangan Island was a costal area located in the Serangan village, South Denpasar district, near with Sanur and Nusa Dua tourism area. Serangan beach has a biodiversity such as natural macroalgae. This study was conducted in January 2017 at the seaweed cultivation area with the aims of research were to know the variety and density of macroalgae. The method used was a 1x1 m quadrat transect. Sampling was carried out during low tide. Macroalgae found in the area, consist of 12 species namely Ulva lactuca, Chaetomorpha linum. Chaetomorpha aera, Padina australis, Sargassum fluitans, Turbinaria ornate, Gelidium sp., Hypnea cornuta, Hypnea spicifera, Gracilaria salicornia, Acanthophora spicifera, Halimeda opuntia. Those species were belonging to 3 divisi namely Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta, Rhodophyta. The highest density of macroalgae was Padina australis while the lowest density was Chaetomorpha linum. Type of dominated macroalgae was from a group of Phaeophyta (brown algae with highest dominance from the species of Padina australis. Water quality namely acidity (pH was in the range of 7.54 to 7.75, salinity of 31.33-32.00 ppt, the water temperature was 26.50-27.30? C, which all was categorized as the optimal parameters for the growth of macroalgae. Assosiation of biota found were 9 species namely fish of larva, Cypraea lynx (Molusca, Emerita sp., Halodule sp., Synapta maculate, Enhalus acoroides, Cymodocea serrulata, Hermit crab, Ophiuroidea sp. The conditions coastal waters substrate was varied from white sand stone type to stony type by coral pieces.

  7. Micénico, dialectos paramicénicos y aqueo épico

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    Francisco R. Adrados

    1976-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper refers to the dialectal state of Greece during the second millennium B. C. In a forthcoming issue of Emerita another article will follow on «The creation of the Greek dialects of the first millennium». According to the author Mycenaean, although closely related with the other Greek oriental dialects, would present features of its own: this dialect sometimes has innovations not found anywhere else, sometimes presents doublets while the other dialects choose one or the other form. The original kernel of Epic language is related to Mycenaean but differs from it both in archaisms and innovations. This language was altered in the beginning of the first millennium when some Homeric features were interpreted as Ionian or Aeolian and so allowed the introduction of actual Ionian and Aeolian features. On the other hand already in the second millennium might exist some varieties in the oriental Greek dialects which form the kernels of the future Ionian-Attic, Aeolian and Arcadian-Cypriot dialects. It is just these varieties which are called Para-Mycenaean by the author. It is quite trustworthy to believe that Crete was the birthplace of linear B, exported then to the Continent to be used by the official recorders. Epic Achaean language, on the contrary, is believed to be born in the Continent and to have developed in Minor Asia.

  8. Spatial and temporal distribution of decapod larvae in the subtropical waters of the Arvoredo archipelago, SC, Brazil Distribuição espacial e temporal de larvas de decápodos nas águas subtropicais do arquipélago do Arvoredo, SC, Brasil

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    Andréa G. Koettker

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available The present paper aims to describe the temporal and spatial distribution of the composition and abundance of Decapoda larvae in the shallow waters around Arvoredo Marine Biological Reserve. Stomatopod occurrence is also discussed. Plankton samples were collected at five sites around the Arvoredo Island every two months for one year from May, 2002 to April, 2003. Thirty-nine morphotypes, 11 genus and 4 species (Artemesia longinaris Bate, 1888, Hexapanopeus schmitii Rathbun, 1930, Menippe nodifrons Stimpson, 1859 and Pleoticus muelleri Bate, 1888 were identified, among them only two morphotypes of Stomatopoda larvae, and the remainder Decapoda larvae. Brachyuran zoeae were the most abundant group and they were well represented by Portunidae and Xanthidae zoeae. Lucifer sp. and Caridea zoeae were the most abundant non-brachyuran taxa. Decapod larvae were observed to occur at all sampling sites, however the spatial distribution demonstrated a general tendency to greater abundance and diversity at the southern sites of the Island. Decapoda and Stomatopoda larvae occurred throughout the year, showing that reproduction is continuous, but that larval input in planktonic community was significantly higher during autumn and spring.Este trabalho tem como objetivo a descrição da distribuição temporal e espacial da composição e abundância de larvas de decápodes nas águas rasas ao redor da Reserva Biológica Marinha do Arvoredo. A ocorrência de larvas de estomatópodes também foi discutida. Foram realizadas coletas de plâncton em cinco estações ao redor da Ilha do Arvoredo, de maio de 2002 a abril de 2003 a cada dois meses. Foram identificados 39 morfotipos, 11 gêneros e 4 espécies (Artemesia longinaris Bate, 1888, Hexapanopeus schmitii Rathbun, 1930, Menippe nodifrons Stimpson, 1859 and Pleoticus muelleri Bate, 1888, sendo apenas dois morfotipos da Ordem Stomatopoda e o restante da Ordem Decapoda. Zoés de Brachyura foi o grupo mais abundante

  9. Revision of Sternaspis Otto, 1821 (Polychaeta, Sternaspidae)

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    Sendall, Kelly; Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract To the memory of William Ronald Sendall Sternaspid polychaetes are common and often abundant in soft bottoms in the world oceans. Some authors suggest that only one species should be recognized, whereas others regard a few species as widely distributed in many seas and variable depths from the low intertidal to about 4400 m. There are some problems with species delineation and the distinctive ventro-caudal shield has been disregarded or barely used for identifying species. In order to clarify these issues, the ventral shield is evaluated in specimens from the same locality and its diagnostic potential is confirmed. On this basis, a revision of Sternaspis Otto, 1821 (Polychaeta: Sternaspidae) is presented based upon type materials, or material collected from type localities. The sternaspid body, introvert hooks and shield show three distinct patterns, two genera have seven abdominal segments and tapered introvert hooks, and one genus has eight abdominal segments and spatulate introvert hooks. The ventro-caudal shield has three different patterns: stiff with ribs, and sometimes concentric lines, stiff with feebly-defined ribs but no concentric lines, and soft with firmly adhered sediment particles. Sternaspis is restricted to include species with seven abdominal segments, falcate introvert hooks, and stiff shields, often exhibiting radial ribs, concentric lines or both. Sternaspis includes, besides the type species, Sternaspis thalassemoides Otto, 1821 from the Mediterranean Sea, Sternaspis affinis Stimpson, 1864 from the Northeastern Pacific, Sternaspis africana Augener, 1918, stat. n. from Western Africa, Sternaspis andamanensis sp. n. from the Andaman Sea, Sternaspis costata von Marenzeller, 1879 from Japan, Sternaspis fossor Stimpson, 1853 from the Northwestern Atlantic, Sternaspis islandica Malmgren, 1867 from Iceland, Sternaspis maior Chamberlin, 1919 from the Gulf of California, Sternaspis princeps Selenka, 1885 from New Zealand, Sternaspis rietschi

  10. Revision of Sternaspis Otto, 1821 (Polychaeta, Sternaspidae

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    Kelly Sendall

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Sternaspid polychaetes are common and often abundant in soft bottoms in the world oceans. Some authors suggest that only one species should be recognized, whereas others regard a few species as widely distributed in many seas and variable depths from the low intertidal to about 4400 m. There are some problems with species delineation and the distinctive ventro-caudal shield has been disregarded or barely used for identifying species. In order to clarify these issues, the ventral shield is evaluated in specimens from the same locality and its diagnostic potential is confirmed. On this basis, a revision of Sternaspis Otto, 1821 (Polychaeta: Sternaspidae is presented based upon type materials, or material collected from type localities. The sternaspid body, introvert hooks and shield show three distinct patterns, two genera have seven abdominal segments and tapered introvert hooks, and one genus has eight abdominal segments and spatulate introvert hooks. The ventro-caudal shield has three different patterns: stiff with ribs, and sometimes concentric lines, stiff with feebly-defined ribs but no concentric lines, and soft with firmly adhered sediment particles. Sternaspis is restricted to include species with seven abdominal segments, falcate introvert hooks, and stiff shields, often exhibiting radial ribs, concentric lines or both. Sternaspis includes, besides the type species, S. thalassemoides Otto, 1821 from the Mediterranean Sea, S. affinis Stimpson, 1864 from the Northeastern Pacific, S. africana Augener, 1918, stat. n. from Western Africa, S. andamanensis sp. n. from the Andaman Sea, S. costata von Marenzeller, 1879 from Japan, S. fossor Stimpson, 1853 from the Northwestern Atlantic, S. islandica Malmgren, 1867 from Iceland, S. maior Chamberlin, 1919 from the Gulf of California, S. princeps Selenka, 1885 from New Zealand, S. rietschi Caullery, 1944 from abyssal depths around Indonesia, S. scutata (Ranzani, 1817 from the Mediterranean Sea, S

  11. Revision of sternaspis otto, 1821 (polychaeta, sternaspidae).

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    Sendall, Kelly; Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I

    2013-01-01

    To the memory of William Ronald Sendall Sternaspid polychaetes are common and often abundant in soft bottoms in the world oceans. Some authors suggest that only one species should be recognized, whereas others regard a few species as widely distributed in many seas and variable depths from the low intertidal to about 4400 m. There are some problems with species delineation and the distinctive ventro-caudal shield has been disregarded or barely used for identifying species. In order to clarify these issues, the ventral shield is evaluated in specimens from the same locality and its diagnostic potential is confirmed. On this basis, a revision of Sternaspis Otto, 1821 (Polychaeta: Sternaspidae) is presented based upon type materials, or material collected from type localities. The sternaspid body, introvert hooks and shield show three distinct patterns, two genera have seven abdominal segments and tapered introvert hooks, and one genus has eight abdominal segments and spatulate introvert hooks. The ventro-caudal shield has three different patterns: stiff with ribs, and sometimes concentric lines, stiff with feebly-defined ribs but no concentric lines, and soft with firmly adhered sediment particles. Sternaspis is restricted to include species with seven abdominal segments, falcate introvert hooks, and stiff shields, often exhibiting radial ribs, concentric lines or both. Sternaspis includes, besides the type species, Sternaspis thalassemoides Otto, 1821 from the Mediterranean Sea, Sternaspis affinis Stimpson, 1864 from the Northeastern Pacific, Sternaspis africana Augener, 1918, stat. n. from Western Africa, Sternaspis andamanensis sp. n. from the Andaman Sea, Sternaspis costata von Marenzeller, 1879 from Japan, Sternaspis fossor Stimpson, 1853 from the Northwestern Atlantic, Sternaspis islandica Malmgren, 1867 from Iceland, Sternaspis maior Chamberlin, 1919 from the Gulf of California, Sternaspis princeps Selenka, 1885 from New Zealand, Sternaspis rietschi Caullery

  12. Abundance and distribution of Portunidae larval phases (Crustacea: Brachyura in the estuarine and coastal region of the Patos Lagoon, southern Brazil

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: The abundance and distribution of larval phases of the Portunidae found in the estuary of the Patos Lagoon and the coastal region were studied during two years (1995 and 1999. A conical net (165 cm long, 60 cm mouth, and 330 µm mesh equipped with a flowmeter was towed for three minutes at 2 knots at six stations within the estuary and four stations in the coastal region. Samplings were carried out on the surface and near the bottom. At each sampling location, the salinity and temperature were also recorded. In 1995, the zoeae of Arenaeus cribrarius (Lamarck, 1818, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 and Achelous spinicarpus Stimpson, 1871 were caught, resulting in a total abundance of 121.98 ind.100 m-3 (90.95 ind.100 m-3 on the surface and 31.03 ind.100 m-3 near the bottom. A total of 452.27 ind.100 m-3 were caught in the megalopa phase (13.49 ind.100 m-3 on the surface and 438.78 ind.100 m-3 near the bottom. In 1999, only zoeae of C. sapidus were caught, resulting in a total abundance of 419.78 ind.100 m-3 (386.98 ind.100 m-3 on the surface and 32.8 ind.100 m-3 near the bottom. Megalopae of these three species were caught, resulting in a total abundance of 179.91 ind.100 m-3 (25.38 ind.100 m-3 on surface and 154.53 ind.100 m-3 near the bottom. Summer was the season with the highest abundance of larvae in both years. During spring and summer, spawning was observed in the estuarine region of the Patos Lagoon.

  13. The feeding habits of the eyespot skate Atlantoraja cyclophora (Elasmobranchii: Rajiformes in southeastern Brazil

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    Alessandra da Fonseca Viana

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The stomach contents of the eyespot skate, Atlantoraja cyclophora (Regan, 1903, were examined with the goal to provide information about the diet of the species. Samples were collected off the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, near Ilha Grande, between January 2006 and August 2007, at a depth of about 60 m. The diet was analyzed by sex, maturity stages and quarterly to verify differences in the importance of food items. The latter were analyzed by: frequency of occurrence, percentage of weight and in the Alimentary Index. The trophic niche width was determined to assess the degree of specialization in the diet. Additionally, the degree of dietary overlap between males and females; juveniles and adults and periods of the year were defined. A total of 59 individuals of A. cyclophora were captured. Females and adults were more abundant. The quarters with the highest concentrations of individuals were in the summer of the Southern Hemisphere: Jan-Feb-Mar 06 and Jan-Feb-Mar 07. Prey items were classed into five main groups: Crustacea, Teleosts, Elasmobranchs, Polychaeta, and Nematoda. The most important groups in the diet of the eyespot skate were Crustacea and Teleosts. The crab Achelous spinicarpus (Stimpson, 1871 was the most important item. The value of the niche width was small, indicating that a few food items are important. The comparison of the diet between males and females and juveniles and adults indicates a significant overlap between the sexes and stages of maturity; and according to quarters, the importance of prey groups differed (crustaceans were more important in the quarters of the summer and teleost in Jul-Aug-Sep and Oct-Nov-Dec 06, indicating seasonal differences in diet composition. Three groups with similar diets were formed in the cluster analysis: (Jan-Feb-Mar 06 and 07; (Apr-May-Jun 06 and Jul-Aug-Sep 07; (Jul-Aug-Sep 06 and Oct-Nov-Dec 06.

  14. Cestodes of the blue shark, Prionace glauca (Linnaeus 1758), (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), off the west coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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    Méndez, Oscar; Galván-Magaña, Felipe

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    The cestode species recovered from the spiral intestines of 27 blue sharks (Prionace glauca) (Linnaeus, 1758) are reported from the western coast of Baja California Sur (BCS). The sampling was undertaken on a monthly basis from January 2003 to January 2004. The helminthological examination indicated the presence of four species of cestodes: Platybothrium auriculatum Yamaguti, 1952; Prosobothrium japonicum Yamaguti, 1934; Anthobothrium caseyi (Yamaguti, 1934) Ruhnke & Caira, 2009; and Paraorygmatobothrium prionacis (Yamaguti, 1934) Ruhnke, 1994. Of all the 27 sharks examined, 88.8% were infected with at least one cestode species. The most frequent species was P. auriculatum infecting 85% of the spiral intestines examined. In contrast the species with the highest mean intensity was P. prionacis (80.4 200). The species richness of cestodes in P. glauca is very similar in other regions of the world despite its wide distribution; however, this richness is low compared with other species of sharks within the same family. The feeding and host-specific are important factors that influence the parameters of infection of cestodes in this shark. On the west coast of BCS, Prionace glauca feeds mainly on red crab Pleuroncodes planipes Stimpson, 1860; squids Gonatus californiensis Young, 1972, Ancistrocheirus lesueurii (D'Orbigny, 1842), Haliphron atlanticus Steenstrup, 1861, and low proportion of fish teleosts as Merluccius productus (Ayres, 1855), Sardinops sp. Hubbs, 1929 and Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1872. We speculate that these prey could be involved as the second intermediate hosts of these cestodes, as in other members of these genera, although the life cycles of none are known.

  15. Behavioral and electrophysiological studies of radiation detection in a freshwater crustacean

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    Rodriguez, A.; Kimeldorf, D.J.

    1976-01-01

    Behavioral and electrophysiological studies were done on the crayfish (Pacifastacus trowbridgii Stimpson) to determine its ability to detect exposure to 300 kVp x rays. Behavioral arousal responses were observed at exposure rates of 10 to 30 R/sec. Wholebody and partial-body exposures of eye-stalkless (blinded) animals also induced similar responses and indicated a radiation-sensitive receptor in the abdomen. Prolonged exposure under free choice of residence conditions induced an avoidance of the x-ray field. X-ray exposure of the dark-adapted compound eye evoked an electroretinogram (ERG) that was similar to the light-evoked ERG. The ERG amplitude was directly proportional to the total exposure with exposures less than 300 msec duration and related to the logarithm of the exposure rate with exposures greater than 300 msec. X-ray exposure of receptor sites on the medial branch of the antennule and the cheliped of the first walking-leg did not yield any significant chemoreceptor responses as judged by electrophysiological tests. X-irradiation of the sixth abdominal ganglion in both isolated and in vivo preparations elicited significant increases in neural impulse activity. The latency varied inversely with exposure rate. Spike potentials evoked by x rays were similar to those evoked by light; however, a supplemental increase in spikes of lower amplitude occurred that did not occur during light stimulation. It appears likely that the behavioral response in the crayfish, subjected to abdomen-only exposure, may be instigated by x-ray excitation of the sixth ganglion

  16. Contribution to the use of marble in Central-Lusitania in Roman times: The stone architectural decoration of Ammaia (São Salvador da Aramenha, Portugal

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    Taelman, Devi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the results of a quantitative and qualitative study of the imported architectural decorative stone of the Roman town of Ammaia (São Salvador da Aramenha, Portugal, located centrally in the province of Lusitania. All studied ornamental stones were counted, weighed, classified and their provenance was determined. Six types of stone were used for the architectural decoration at Ammaia: white marble, pink–purple limestone, grey– white marble, two marble breccias and granite. Granite was the most widely used building stone and was used for the production of columns and capitals. Previous studies have established a local source for the Ammaia granite (Taelman et alii in press. The provenance of the remaining ornamental stones is primarily regional (the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula. Only the two marble breccia varieties were imported from the Mediterranean: africano from Teos (Turkey and breccia di Sciro from the island of Skyros also (Greece. The predominant use of regionally available stones is observed in other Roman towns located in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula, such as Emerita Augusta, Asturica Augusta and Munigua, and results mainly from the geographic location of the sites, remote from any seaport and/or navigable river.El presente trabajo presenta los resultados de una valorización cuantitativa y cualitativa de la utilización de las piedras decorativas arquitectónicas importadas de la ciudad romana lusitana de Ammaia (São Salvador da Aramenha, Portugal. Todas las piedras decorativas estudiadas fueron contadas, pesadas, clasificadas y su procedencia fue determinada. En la época romana se utilizaron seis tipos de piedra para la decoración arquitectónica de la ciudad de Ammaia: mármol blanco, caliza morada–rosa, mármol blanco y gris, dos brechas compuestas de fragmentos de mármol blanco y granito. El granito fue la piedra de construcción principal en Ammaia. Además, el granito se utiliz

  17. Temporal variation of sandy beach macrofauna at two sites with distinct environmental conditions on Cassino Beach, extreme southern Brazil

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    Pedro de Sá Rodrigues da Silva

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    Full Text Available Temporal variations of the macrofauna of sandy beaches have been related to variations in the beach morphodynamics and also to the population dynamics of dominant species. The aim of this article is to describe the temporal variation of the intertidal macrofauna at two sites with distinct environmental condition on Cassino Beach, extreme southern Brazil. At each site three transect lines 50 m apart were defined perpendicular to the shore line, from which samples were collected monthly in triplicate at 4 intertidal levels (10 m apart from June 2004 to May 2005. During winter a generally low density was observed, due to the absence of recruitments and to the mud deposition, which occurred just before sampling (in April 2004, and to low intensity stranding events. Spring witnessed a population explosion of Scolelepis gaucha, a migration of Mesodesma mactroides adults from the subtidal zone, and a strong stranding event. In the summer, recruitment of M. mactroides, Donax hanleyanus and Emerita brasiliensis was observed. Fall was characterized by low densities, except for D. hanleyanus recruitment. The macrofauna at both sites showed a striking seasonal variation in density and diversity, perhaps attributable to the recruitment of numerically dominant species and physical disturbances (stranding and mud deposition.Variações sazonais da macrofauna bentônica de praias arenosas têm sido relacionadas com variações da morfodinâmica da praia e também aos recrutamentos das espécies dominantes. Este trabalho objetiva avaliar a variabilidade temporal da macrofauna da zona entremarés de dois locais com distintas características ambientais na praia do Cassino, extremo sul do Brasil. Em cada local foram demarcadas três transversais (separadas por 50m perpendiculares à linha de água, nas quais amostras foram coletadas em triplicata em 4 níveis entremarés (separados por 10 m, entre junho/2004 e maio/2005. Durante o inverno ocorreram baixas

  18. Transformation of a car diesel engine with direct injection and common rail into a dual fuel engine; Trasformazione di un motore automobilistico diesel ad iniezione diretta dotato di common rail in un motore dual fuel

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    De Risi, A.; Laforgia, D. [Lecce Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Scienza dei Materiali

    1999-08-01

    The reduced polluting emissions make natural gas a quite interesting alternative fuel for automotive applications. Therefore a car diesel engine has been transformed into a dual fuel engine with pilot injection via the common rail injection system used to ignite the methane-air charge. Standard injection pumps show a certain instability at low flow rates and high engine speed. On the opposite the new common rail system allows to ignite the fuel in all conditions with an amount of gas oil less than 8% of the entire energy required by the engine was enough to ignite the fuel. Furthermore, a power increase has been obtained, with an overall efficiency equal to or even higher than a conventional engine. The article deals with a series of test carried out on 1929 cm{sup 3} direct injection turbo-charged engine and presents the preliminary results. [Italian] La riduzione delle emissioni inquinanti rende il metano un combustibile alternativo piuttosto interessante per applicazioni automobilistiche. Per quasta ragione e' stata realizzata la trasformazione di un motore automobilitico diesel ad iniezione diretta in un motore dual fuel con iniezione pilota prodotta da un sistema common rail. L'adozione del sistema common rail consente l'accensione in ogni condizione con una quantita' di combustibile inferiore all'8% dell'intera energia richiesta alla potenza nominale del motore risolvendo i problemi di instabilita' che una pompa normale presenta a basse portate e ad alta velocita'. In alcuni casi e' stato sufficiente il 3% dell'energia totale richiesta dal motore per accendere la carica. Inoltre si e' ottenuto un aumento della potenza con un'efficienza globale analoga a qualla del motore tradizionale o addirittura migliore. Si riportano i risultati di una campagna di prove condotta su un motore sovralimentato ad iniezione diretta (1929 cm{sup 3}).

  19. Endemics under threat: an assessment of the conservation status of Cuban bats

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    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Reviewing available information from published literature, museum database, personal communications and from the authors own field data, the conservation status of Cuban bats has been assessed using six qualitative parameters: abundance, distribution, roosting habits, aggregation level, forest dependence, and degree of endemism. The resulting Red List is analogous to that of the IUCN, species having been included in four categories of risk. Four out of the 26 extant bats of Cuba should be considered endangered, four vulnerable to extinction, twelve potentially threatened, and six in a stable situation. Most of the species of bats endemic to Cuba are under some form of threat. The major threats to the survival of Cuban bats are the destruction of forests and the modification of caves, the latter being critical habitats for the mostly cave-dwelling Cuban bat fauna. We argue that its conservation should be the result of a cooperative effort promoting research and habitat management. Riassunto Endemismi minacciati: una valutazione dello stato di conservazione dei chirotteri cubani. Lo stato di conservazione dei chirotteri cubani è stato valutato a partire da sei parametri qualitativi: abbondanza, distribuzione, roost utilizzati, livello di aggregazione, dipendenza da ambienti forestali e grado di endemismo. A questo scopo sono state esaminate le informazioni bibliografiche, i database dei musei e dati non pubblicati, in parte raccolti dagli stessi autori. La Lista Rossa risultante è analoga a quella dell’IUCN, comprendendo quattro categorie di rischio crescente. Delle 26 specie attualmente presenti a Cuba, 4 sono da considerarsi in pericolo di estinzione, 4 "vulnerabili", 12 "potenzialmente minacciate" e 6 "stabili". La maggior parte delle specie endemiche è in qualche misura minacciata. La deforestazione e l’alterazione delle cavità carsiche, che costituiscono un habitat

  20. Ethnotaxonomical Study of Mole Crab (Crustacea:Hippoidea on Coastal Community of Cilacap

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    Dian Bhagawati

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    Full Text Available Local wisdom is a cultural heritage that needs to be preserved. The Cilacap’s coastal communities have traditional taxonomy knowledge that hasn’t been informed, especially about mole crab. This study aimed to explore the ethnotaxonomy knowledge of sand crabs (Crustacea: Hippoidea in Widarapayung coastal communities. The purposive snowball sampling was used for the method, followed by observation and semi-structured interviews with 30 respondents. Data were analyzed descriptively based on observations and interviews. The results showed that the coastal communities in Widarapayung tourist areas could be divided into five groups, namely catchers, collectors, processors, traders, and consumers. The catcher was able to recognize and describe three types of sand crabs based on the shape of the body and their catchment areas. Captured crabs had the local name of ‘yutuk jambe’ (Emerita emeritus Linnaeus 1767, the appellation was based on carapace shape that resembled the shape of areca fruit; ‘Yutuk bathok’ (Hippa adactyla Fabricius 1787, had the carapace shape resembling a coconut shell, and ‘yutuk Kethek’ (Albunea symmysta Linnaeus 1758, had ornaments on the carapace surface similar with a monkey face, there were dense setae on the edge of the carapace, spiny long antennas and aggressively pinch when captured. The knowledge and skills of sand crabs classification and local name entitlement acquired by the people were in accordance with the Berlin’s model. How to CiteBhagawati, D., Anggoro, S., Zainuri, M. & Sya’rani, L. (2016. Ethnotaxonomical Study of Mole Crab (Crustacea:Hippoidea on Coastal Community of Cilacap. Biosaintifika: Journal of Biology & Biology Education, 8(2, 222-230.

  1. Spiritualiteit en poësie: Om te ontmoet en te soek

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Spirituality and poetry: To meet and to seek. This article represents a commemoration lecture in honour of Professor Andries van Aarde. In the article, Lina Spies, emerita professor in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch, an eminent Afrikaans poet, recounts her spiritual journey as seeker. Spies views her emerging religiosity as the result of her encounters in real life and in poetry. The poem as encounter serves as a dynamic occurrence in which one both searches and finds. The poetry of secular poets like Pablo Neruda receives a religious dimension when they give expression to the ‘vastness of the universe’ as Neruda does in his poem La poesíe (translated as Poetry. For the literary-theoretical foundation of her argument, Spies employs the insights of Camille Paglia, professor of Humanities and Media Studies at The University of Arts in Philadelphia, as especially found in the introduction to her book, Break, blow, burn.Spies’ article focuses on the author’s spirituality as witnessed in her poems and in her translation of the diary of the Holocaust victim, Anne Frank. This spirituality is eschewed from Christian orthodoxy, on the one hand, and simultaneously influenced by the novels of the American-Jewish writer Chaim Potok, which evoked her interest in the American Jewish society and also made her conscious of the Jewishness of Jesus. The author’s spiritual journey of meeting and seeking reaches a peak in her poem Ontdaan (translated as Unsettled, on her reading of Andries van Aarde’s book Fatherless in Galilee: Jesus as child of God.

  2. Dr. Anna G. Jonasdottir: Acceptance Speech for Honorary Doctorate from Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland. Given 18th of June, 2015

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    Full Text Available On June 18th the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland, celebrated 100 years of women’s‘ voting rights in Iceland with a special conference, Power and democracy 100 years later. In association with the conference Dr. Anna Guðrún Jónasdóttir, Professor emerita at the University of Örebro, Sweden, was awarded an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Political Science. Anna Guðrún was the first Icelandic woman to complete a doctorate in political science, in 1991, and also the first to embark on an advanced academic career in political science and gender studies. It is therefore highly appropriate that Anna Guðrún should be awarded the first honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Political Science, where these disciplines are located. Her research covers a broad spectrum, including political science, sociology, economic history, psychology and gender studies. She was among the first to deal in a theoretical manner with gender, power and politics, which was considered rather provocative at the start of her academic career in the early 1970s. She is a pioneer in intertwining political research and gender studies and her most important research is in the field of power and personal gender relations. Anna Guðrún moved to Sweden at an early age but has kept in touch with the Icelandic research community. Below we publish her acceptance speech on the occasion when the honorary doctorate was awarded. It reflects clearly how her ideas have developed and her intimate sense for how personal and political factors bring politics and gender studies closer at the same time as she deepens and broadens both of their subjects.

  3. Studio preliminare sul possibile utilizzo del sistema Uro-Quick per l’esecuzione rapida di antibiogrammi su ceppi provenienti da reparti di terapia intensiva

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    Full Text Available L’Uro-Quick, un sistema automatizzato ampiamente utilizzato per lo screening delle batteriurie sui campioni d’urina, è stato precedentemente impiegato per la valutazione della sensibilità agli antibiotici negli uropatogeni e per l’identificazione di resistenze ben caratterizzate veicolate da diverse specie batteriche. In questo studio sono stati esaminati utilizzando la metodica classica Kirby-Bauer per la determinazione dell’antibiotico sensibilità patogeni isolati durante il periodo settembre 2003 - marzo 2004 in reparti di terapia intensiva di un grande ospedale italiano e i risultati sono stati confrontati con quelli ottenuti con il nuovo sistema rapido Uro-Quick. L’antibiotico (in concentrazione appropriata è stato introdotto in una cuvetta Uro-Quick contenente 2 ml di Mueller-Hinton brodo, successivamente sono stati addizionati 0.5 ml di sospensione del ceppo da saggiare (5x105 CFU/ml. Una cuvetta priva di farmaco è stata utilizzata come controllo. Dopo 3 o 5 ore di incubazione (per i ceppi Gram-negativi o Gram-positivi rispettivamente i risultati sono stati interpretati nel seguente modo: l’assenza di sviluppo indicava sensibilità, mentre una curva di crescita analoga a quella del controllo rappresentava un ceppo resistente. I microrganismi Gram-negativi sono stati saggiati con ciprofloxacina (CIP, ampicillina (AM, piperacillina (PIP, aztreonam (ATM, amoxicillina-clavulanato (AMC, piperacillina/tazobactam (TZP, imipenem (IPM, ceftazidime (CAZ, cefotaxime (CTX, cefepime (CFP, cefuroxime (CXM, ceftriaxone (CRO, amikacina (AN, gentamicina (GM e trimethoprim-sulfametossazolo (SXT. I Gram-positivi, invece, sono stati saggiati con ciprofloxacina (CIP, clindamicina (CM, eritromicina (E, rifampicina (RA, ampicillina (AM, penicillina (P, oxacillina (OXA, imipenem (IPM, gentamicina (GM, streptomicina (S, tetraciclina (TE, trimethoprim – sulfametazolo (SXT, vancomicina (VA e linezolid (LZD. Sono stati esaminati 197 ceppi Gram

  4. Evaluation of novel inducible promoter/repressor systems for recombinant protein expression in Lactobacillus plantarum.

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    Heiss, Silvia; Hörmann, Angelika; Tauer, Christopher; Sonnleitner, Margot; Egger, Esther; Grabherr, Reingard; Heinl, Stefan

    2016-03-10

    Engineering lactic acid bacteria (LAB) is of growing importance for food and feed industry as well as for in vivo vaccination or the production of recombinant proteins in food grade organisms. Often, expression of a transgene is only desired at a certain time point or period, e.g. to minimize the metabolic burden for the host cell or to control the expression time span. For this purpose, inducible expression systems are preferred, though cost and availability of the inducing agent must be feasible. We selected the plasmid free strain Lactobacillus plantarum 3NSH for testing and characterization of novel inducible promoters/repressor systems. Their feasibility in recombinant protein production was evaluated. Expression of the reporter protein mCherry was monitored with the BioLector(®) micro-fermentation system. Reporter gene mCherry expression was compared under the control of different promoter/repressor systems: PlacA (an endogenous promoter/repressor system derived from L. plantarum 3NSH), PxylA (a promoter/repressor system derived from Bacillus megaterium DSMZ 319) and PlacSynth (synthetic promoter and codon-optimized repressor gene based on the Escherichia coli lac operon). We observed that PlacA was inducible solely by lactose, but not by non-metabolizable allolactose analoga. PxylA was inducible by xylose, yet showed basal expression under non-induced conditions. Growth on galactose (as compared to exponential growth phase on glucose) reduced basal mCherry expression at non-induced conditions. PlacSynth was inducible with TMG (methyl β-D-thiogalactopyranoside) and IPTG (isopropyl β-D-1-thiogalactopyranoside), but also showed basal expression without inducer. The promoter PlacSynth was used for establishment of a dual plasmid expression system, based on T7 RNA polymerase driven expression in L. plantarum. Comparative Western blot supported BioLector(®) micro-fermentation measurements. Conclusively, overall expression levels were moderate (compared to a

  5. Study of inclusions and segregation in metals by autoradiography; Etude autoradiographic des inclusions et de la segregation dans les metaux; Izuchenie primesej i usadki metalla s pomoshch'yu avtoradiografii; Estudio autoradiografico de las inclusiones y de la segregacion en los metales

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    Makin, S M [Wantage Research Laboratory, Wantage, Berks (United Kingdom)

    1962-01-15

    Three applications of radioisotope techniques to metallurgy are described. During the course of this work, new autoradiographic techniques are developed. These include the irradiation and autoradiography of extraction replicas, similar to those used in electron microscopy, and a two-colour dye-transfer process in which colour prints of autoradiographs are shown with the corresponding micrographs superposed. These methods are applied to the study of inclusions in steel and uranium and to an investigation of the segregation of sulphur and phosphorus in welds in stainless steel. (author) [French] Le memoire decrit trois applications des radioisotopes en metallurgie. Au cours de ces travaux, l'auteur a mis au point de nouvelles techniques d'autoradiographie. Celles-ci comportent l'irradiation d'empreintes pour autoradiographie et d'empreintes d'extraction, semblables a celles qui sont employees dans la microscopie electronique, et font appel a un procede de transfert en deux couleurs dans lequel on superpose des autoradiographies en couleur et les microphotographies correspondantes. Ces methodes sont appliquees a l'etude des inclusions dans l'acier et l'uranium ainsi qu'aux recherches sur la segregation du soufre et du phosphore dans les pieces soudees en acier inoxydable. (author) [Spanish] Se describen tres aplicaciones de las tecnicas de los radioisotopes en la metalurgia. En el curso de los experimentos se han perfeccionado nuevas tecnicas autorradiograficas, que comprenden la irradiacion de replicas de autorradiografia y extraccion, analogas a las utilizadas en la microscopia electronica y un procedimiento de impresion a dos colores que permite obtener autorradiografias superpuestas a las correspondientes micrografias. Estos metodos se aplican al estudio de inclusiones en el acero y el uranio y a una investigacion de la segregacion del azufre y del fosforo en soldaduras hechas en acero inoxidable. (author) [Russian] Daetsya opisanie trekh sposobov primeneniya

  6. Marie Curie: Physicist and Woman

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    Howes, Ruth

    Marie Sklodowska was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867. Girls were not allowed to attend college in Poland, so Marie found a well-paying post as a governess in rural village which she held for three years while helping her older sister complete medical school in Paris. Then Marie moved to Paris and graduated first in her class at the Sorbonne with a master's degree in physics in 1893. In 1895, she married the talented young physicist, Pierre Curie. Marie decided to investigate the radioactive components of the mineral pitchblende for her dissertation. The work involved chemical analysis of a ton of material in an unheated shed. Pierre joined her and at the end of 1898, the Curies announced the discovery of radium and polonium. Through 1899, Marie labored to measure the atomic weight of radium. In 1903, Marie earned her doctorate, the first for a woman in France, and the Curies split the Nobel Prize in Physics with Henri Becquerel. They became widely known, besieged by the press and frequently invited to make presentations and be awarded honors. They hated fame and both suffered bad health. In April, 1906, Pierre Curie was struck by a wagon and killed instantly. Marie was left as a single mother with two young daughters. Fortunately, the Sorbonne hired her to fill Pierre's position. In 1911, she was rejected for membership in the French Academy of Science because she was a woman. Also in 1911, she was accused of having an affair with a married French physicist Paul Langevin. The resulting scandal hit the press and brought angry mobs to her home. In the middle of this hullaballoo, she was informed that she had won a second Nobel Prize, this time in Chemistry. When World War I broke out, Marie mounted x-ray units on cars and became a heroine. She visited the United States in 1921 where President Harding presented her with a gram of radium. She continued her scientific studies in spite of declining health until her death in 1934. Professor Emerita.

  7. Women's worth.

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    Bloch, N

    1992-01-01

    Jill Conway is a feminist historian, writer, teacher, and now-emerita 1st woman president of Smith College. She claims that women today still suffer from a great deal of oppression. Women around the world are currently in a disadvantage position. In 7 countries women do not have the right to vote. In the US less that .5% of top executives are women. The wage gap in the US between 1939 and 1989 has only shrunk $.10, from $.58-$.68. Conway points out that we are all constrained by our social mores, generational attitudes, political events, and economic circumstances. Few people are able to overcome these things in the way that they live their lives. Conway questions the validity of history written from a male dominated point of view. Around the world the value of women's work is almost always lower than that of men. India is just 1 example, there 75% of women are illiterate and 1/2 the population lives in poverty based on a caste system. Female literacy tripled in the 1st 30 years of independence and by 1981 it had reached 25%. The literacy gap is actually growing in India Today with 44% of girls aged 6 to 11, who are eligible to attend school, not doing so. Rural poverty keeps them at home because their domestic work is more valuable than their education. Other cultural tradition compound the problem: arranged marriages often result in motherhood for 14 year old girls. This is done for many reasons, 1 of which is crop failure insurance. When 2 families are combined through marriage, their total land share grows and they are thus more likely to have enough to eat. Education is just 1 necessary step. Developed nations must realize the realities that exist in the countries they provide aid for. In Africa for example, 70% of continent's food is produced by women. Yet the aid programs of the past have only been designed to offer assistant to men and create jobs for men.

  8. Brazilian sandy beach macrofauna production: a review

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    Marcelo Petracco

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The state of the art of the studies on the production of Brazilian sandy beach macrofauna was analyzed on the basis of the data available in the literature. For this purpose, the representativeness of the production dataset was examined by latitudinal distribution, degree of exposure and morphodynamic state of beaches, taxonomic groups, and methods employed. A descriptive analysis was, further, made to investigate the trends in production of the more representative taxonomic groups and species of sandy beach macrofauna. A total of 69 macrofauna annual production estimates were obtained for 38 populations from 25 studies carried out between 22º56'S and 32º20'S. Production estimates were restricted to populations on beaches located on the southern and southeastern Brazilian coast. Most of the populations in the dataset inhabit exposed dissipative sandy beaches and are mainly represented by mollusks and crustaceans, with a smaller number of polychaetes. The trends in production among taxonomic groups follow a similar pattern to that observed on beaches throughout the world, with high values for bivalves and decapods. The high turnover rate (P/B ratio of the latter was due to the presence of several populations of the mole crab Emerita brasiliensis, which can attain high values of productivity, in the dataset. Most of the studies focus on the comparison of production and, especially, of P/B ratio according to life history traits in populations of the same species/taxonomic group. Despite the importance of life history-production studies, other approaches, such as the effect of man-induce disturbances on the macrofauna, should be undertaken in these threatened environments.O estado da arte dos estudos de produção da macrofauna de praias arenosas brasileiras foi analisado a partir de informações disponíveis na literatura. Para essa finalidade, a representatividade dos dados de produção foi examinada de acordo com a distribuição latitudinal

  9. Theory of isotope scanning; Theorie de l'Exploration par les Radioisotopes; Teoriya meditsinskikh issledovanij s primeneniem izotopov; Teoria de la exploracion mediante radioisotopos

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    Brownell, G L [Physics Research Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States)

    1959-07-01

    aspecto del empleo de los radioisotopos en la medicina. El autor compara los esquemas de sensibilidad de diversos sistemas de colimacion y calcula su eficacia y su poder de resolucion. Los sistemas de coliminacion de que se trata se componen de orificios cilindricos y cenicos, de colimadores de enfoque y de dispositivos que permitan detectar por coincidencia las radiaciones de aniquilacion. Formula una teoria general con miras a establecer la concentracion optima de isotopos para cada uno de los sistemas. El autor enuncia una teoria analoga con respecto a la camara de centelleo, y compara la concentracion optima de isotopos para este dispositivo en relacion con los resultados logrados con ayuda de los distintos metodos de exploracion. Estudia tambien la posibilidad de modificar el principio de la camara a fin de utilizarla en la deteccion de las radiaciones de aniquilacion. Para terminar, compara diversos sistemas de registre desde el punto de vista de su eficacia y de la presentacion de los datos. (author) [Russian] Vozmozhnost' tochno ustanovit' raspredelenie izotopov yavlyaetsya vazhnym aspektom ispol'zovaniya ikh v meditsine. Sravnivaetsya stepen' chuvstvitel'nosti razlichnykh sistem kollimirovaniya, ustanavlivaetsya ikh ehffektivnost' i razreshayushchaya sposobnost'. Rassmatrivaemye kollimiruyushchie sistemy sostoyat iz tsilindricheskikh i konusnykh otverstij, fokusiruyushchikh kollimatorov i prispo-soblenij dlya obnaruzheniya annigilyatsionnogo izlucheniya metodom sovpadenij. Vyrabatyvaetsya obshchaya teoriya s tsel'yu ustanovit' optimal'nuyu kontsentratsiyu izotopov dlya kazhdoj iz ehtikh sistem. Podobnaya zhe teoriya razrabatyvaetsya i dlya stsintillyatsionnoj kamery; pro voditsya sravnenie optimal'noj kontsentratsii izotopov ehtogo pribora v svyazi s primenyaemymi metodami issledovaniya. Obsuzhdaetsya vopros ob izmenenii printsipa dejstviya kamery v tselyakh ispol'zovaniya ee pri nalichii annigilya-tsionnogo izlucheniya. Sravnivayutsya razlichnye sistemy

  10. Sludge combustion in fluidized bed reactors at laboratory scale; Esperienze di combustione di fanghi in reattori a letto fluido in scala di laboratorio

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    Chirone, R.; Cammarota, A. [Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, Naples (Italy)

    2001-03-01

    fanghi. Da un lato si e' caratterizzata l'entita' dei fenomeni di comminuzione delle particelle grossolane, dall'altro si sono condotte prove stazionarie di incenerimento in un reattore a letto fluido bollente da 40 mm di diametro. Il comportamento dei fanghi e' stato confrontato con quello di altri combustibili di interesse quali uno ricavato dai pneumatici (TDF), una biomassa dell'area mediterranea (Robinia Pseudoacacia) e un carbone bituminoso del Sud Africa. Le prove di combustione stazionaria sono state condotte alla temperatura di 850{sup 0}C, con una velocita' di fluidizzazione di 0.4 m/s e con differenti eccessi d'aria compresi fra il 14 e 98%. L'attivita' sperimentale ha indicato che con una opportuna scelta delle condizioni di esercizio il trattamento in letto fluidizzato di fanghi essiccati risulta un processo molto attraente. I fanghi hanno infatti mostrato una elevata efficienza di conversione del carbonio, maggiore del 98.9% per eccessi d'aria superiori al 20%, analoga a quella ottenuta in precedenti esperienze condotte in condizioni simili con un carbone Sudafricano (97-98%). Tali efficienze sono maggiori di quelle ottenute con un combustibile ricavato dai pneumatici (89-90%) e una biomassa, la Robinia Pseudoacacia (93-94%). Efficienze di combustione cosi' elevate possono essere interpretate considerando sia l'elevata reattivita' dei fanghi sia la bassa tendenza di questi a produrre particolato carbonioso durante la combustione.

  11. Il ruolo svolto dall’attività lavorativa sull’ipertensione arteriosa

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    Barbini, N.; Gorini, G.; Ferrucci, L.; Biggeri, A.

    2009-01-01

    RIASSUNTO Introduzione I parametri di pressione arteriosa, sistolica (PAS) o diastolica (PAD) hanno costituito I’oggetto di numerosi studi, alcuni dei quali stabiliscono un’associazione tra I’aumnto di tali parametri e la mortalità, in particolare alle età medie. I fattori di rischio di ipertensione più frequentemente studiati sono il consumo di alcol, il fumo e I’origine etnica in riferimento sia alle differenze genetiche che nella condotta alimentare, mentre i fattori di origine professionale sono stati presi in considerazione più raramente e in maniera poco approfondita, inoltre sono state riferite notevoli differenze nelle pressioni arteriose medie di individui che svolgono professioni diverse. Sembra infatti che i “colletti blu” siano più a rischio dei “colletti bianchi”. Obiettivi Il nostro scopo è valutare se determinati rischi o vincoli connessi con l’attività professionale o determinati stili di vita rappresentano un fattore di rischio per l’ipertensione arteriosa in considerazioni dell’aumentare dell’età. Elementi specifici che rendano conto di questa relazione non sono stati ancora completamente chiariti e soprattutto i dati sulla popolazione italiana sono molto limitati. Metodi La metodologia di ricerca utilizzata è stata quella dell’indagine francese ESTEV (Derriennic, Touranchet, Volkoff) - VISAT (Marquie, Janson), studio epidemiologico longitudinale su oltre 23000 lavoratori attivata in Francia nel 1990 al fine di indagare gli effetti a lungo termine delle condizioni di lavoro, riferite all’intera vita professionale, sia sull’invecchiamento sia sulla salute dei lavoratori. Analoga indagine è stata avviata in Italia, nel 2000, in 6 Regioni, prendendo in esame i lavoratori dipendenti di diversi settori produttivi appartenenti a 5 coorti di età: da 32 a 52 anni con intervallo di 5 anni. Le rilevazioni sono state effettuate dai medici del lavoro di azienda attraverso 3 questionari: 1. sulle condizioni

  12. Distribuição geográfica da fauna e flora da Baía de Guanabara Geographic distribution of the flora and the fauna of the Guanabara Bay

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    Lejeune P. H. de Oliveira

    1947-09-01

    Full Text Available The author studied, the horizontal and vertical distribution of most common part of the flora and fauna of the bay of Guanabara at Rio de Janeiro. In this paper the eulittoral, poly, meso and oligohaline regions were localised and studied; and the first chart of its distribution was presented (fig. 2. The salinity of superficial waters was established through determinations based on 30 trips inside the buy for collecting biological materials. Some often 409 determinations which were previous reported together with the present ones served for the eleboration of a salinity map of the bay of Guanabara (fig. 1. This map of fig. 2 shows the geographic locations of the water regions. EULITTORAL WATER REGIME — Fig. 3 shows the diagram scheme of fauna and flora of this regime. Sea water salinity 34/1.000, density mean 1.027, transparent greenish waters, sea coast with moderate bursting waves. Limpid sea shore with white sand, gneiss with the big barnacle Tetraclita squamosa var. stalactifera (Lam. Pilsbry. Vertical distributions: barna¬cles layers with a green region in which are present the oyster Ostrea pa-rasitica L., the barnacles Tetraclita, Chthamalus, Balanus tintinnabulum var. tintinnabulum (L. e var. antillensis Pilsbry in connection with several mollusca and the sea beatle Isopoda Lygia sp. Covered by water and exposed to air by the tidal ritms, there is a stratum of brown animals that is the layer of mussels Mytilus perna L., with others brown and chestnut animals : the Crustacea Pachygrapsus, the little crab Porcellana sp., the stone crab Me-nippe nodifrons Stimpson, the sea stars Echinaster brasiliensis (Mull. & Tr., Astropecten sp. and the sea anemones Actinia sp. Underneath and never visible there is a subtidal region with green tubular algae of genus Codium and amidst its bunches the sea urchin Lycthchinus variegatus (Agass. walks and more deeply there are numerous sand-dollars Encope emarginata (Leske. The microplancton of this

  13. Translation and Creative Writing: An Interview with Professor Margaret Rogers

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    Ruzbeh Babaee

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction This interview was conducted with Emerita Professor Margaret Rogers with the aim of providing a brief but informative summary of the relationship between translation and creative writing. Emerita Professor Rogers is in the Centre for Translation Studies, School of English and Languages, University of Surrey, UK. She is also the founder of Terminology Network at the Institute of Translation and Interpreting in the UK. Professor Rogers introduced creative writing into the translation curriculum some 10 years ago at her own university.   The Interview   RB[1]: Do you believe in a theory of translation? MR[2]: There are many ways of trying to understand and, where we can, explain translation in all its guises, loci and times. To talk about ‘a theory’ in this context doesn’t help much. There are many different approaches to the academic study of translation: rather simply put, the particular approach which we choose to adopt may depend on our object of study (e.g. literary translation or specialised translation, what we want to find out about this (e.g. are we interested in product or process, in a historical or contemporary perspective, what resources we have available (e.g. a fully funded research team or a solo effort and so on. Many projects are interdisciplinary—this has long been recognised—and translation scholars are becoming much more resourceful in identifying, adopting and adapting relevant approaches from intersecting disciplines such as comparative literature, cultural studies, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Some scholars are now advocating a problem-based approach. In any research project it is important to establish how the problem/phenomenon/issue which has been identified as the focus of the study can be tackled. For this, in an empirical study a method is crucial: in translation studies this is rarely something that can be picked off the shelf and is often a contribution to the

  14. New nanomaterials for hydrogen storage. A new class of aluminum hydrides; Neue Nanomaterialien zur Wasserstoffspeicherung. Eine neue Klasse von Aluminiumhydriden

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    Cordes, Joern

    2009-02-13

    for a structure with D{sub 2d} symmetry show a splitting in the two highest lying energy levels, which for perfect T{sub d} symmetry ar degenerated. This splitting gives rise to a HOMO-LUMO-Gap between the fifth and sixth pairs of skeletal electrons. Al{sub 4}H{sub 6}, a cluster with ten skeletal electrons and thus five electron pairs therefore adopts a structure with D{sub 2d} symmetry and reaches a stable electronic configuration via the lowering of the fifth orbital. The applicability of the wade's rules to aluminum hydride clusters shows that there is a strong connection between the boranes and the alanes and makes it plausible to see the aluminum hydrides as analoga to the boranes BnHm. The experimentally found values for HOMO-LUMO-Gaps and electron affinities give cause for hope that the investigated or similar clusters could be building blocks for a stable cluster material which could be produced in macroscopic quantities. This material on the one hand could potentially be applied in hydrogen storage, but also could be a candidate as a primary energy carrier, e.g. in rocket propulsion, since the investigated aluminum hydrides show a extraordinary large heat of combustion when reacting with oxygen. For Al{sub 4}H{sub 6}, a value of 438 kcal/mol was calculated, which is about a factor of 2,5 above the corresponding value for methane. Should the hopes of synthesizing such a material prove fruitful, it could become an important energy carrier for the future. (orig.)

  15. Half-Life Studies of Radiocaesium in Humans; Etudes sur la Periode de Radiocesium chez l'Homme; 0418 0421 0421 041b 0415 0414 ; Estudio sobre el Periodo Biologico del Radiocesio en el Hombre

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    Naversten, Y.; Liden, K. [Radiation Physics Department, University of Lund (Sweden)

    1964-11-15

    importants d'hommes/ de femmes et d'enfants en faisant des comparaisons avec des donnees concernant leur regime alimentaire. Pour un groupe de dix personnes qui avaient volontairement accepte un changement de leur regime-alimentaire, on a pu calculer le taux d'elimination moyen en procedant a des dosages de l'activite du corps a des intervalles de six semaines. On a aussi obtenu ce taux pour deux personnes auxquelles on avait administre du cesium 132 par voie buccale. Les auteurs communiquent les resultats detailles de ces etudes, notamment en ce qui concerne le taux d'elimination du cesium, c'est-a-dire la periode biologique et ses variations selon le sexe et l'age. Dans l'ensemble, on a trouve des periodes allant de 30 a 90 j. (author) [Spanish] Se ha estudiado en varios casos la retencion de cesio-137 en los seres humanos. A tal efecto, se administro por via intravenosa una pequefla cantidad de cesio-137 a dos adultos que permanecieron en observacion durante unos 300 dias, practicandoseles frecuentes examenes antropogammametricos, combinados con recogida de excreciones durante el periodo inicial. La retencion disminuyo segun la suma de dos funciones exponenciales. El compartimiento mas lento decrecio con un periodo biologico de unos 75 d. Ademas, a una de las dos personas mencionadas se le administro dos aflos mas tarde cesio-137 por via oral, siendo la eliminacion por excrecion analoga a la observada a rafz de la inyeccion intravenosa. Asimismo, se ha estudiado por un procedimiento diferente (comparacion con los valores de la dieta) la velocidad de excrecion del cesio-137 en grandes grupos de hombres, mujeres y ninos. Se ha calculado por antropogammametria la velocidad media de excrecion, en un intervalo de seis semanas, de un grupo de diez personas que modificaron su dieta voluntariamente. Tambien se ha determinado la velocidad de eliminacion por excrecion en dos personas a las que se habia administrado cesio-132 por via oral. Se exponen los resultados detallados de

  16. Neutron-Phonon Interaction Studies in Copper, Zinc and Magnesium Single Crystals; Etude des interactions neutron-phonon dans des monocristaux de cuivre, de zinc et de magnesium; Izuchenie vzaimodejstviya nejtronov i fononov v monokristallakh medi, ninki i magniya; Estudio de las interacciones neutron-fonon en monocristales de cobre, cinc y magnesio

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    Maliszewski, E.; Sosnowski, J.; Blinowski, K.; Kozubowski, J.; Padlo, L.; Sledziewska, D. [Institute of Nuclear Research, Warsaw (Poland)

    1963-01-15

    1010. observado las ramas AT y AL y obtenido las relacio- nes de dispersion de fonones en las direcciones 001 y 010 .Han comparado esos resultado? con los datos roentgenograneos por Johnson. En la direccion 001, los resultados de los autores concuerdan satisfactoriamente con los obtenidos por Johnson para la rama AL. En la direccion 010 han observado en el caso de la rama AT una discrepancia considerable entre los resultados de Johnson y los propios. Los autores explican parcialmente dicha discrepancia; en la actualidad estan efectuando mediciones analogas en las mismas direcciones en monocristales de magnesio, y presentaran datos al respecto. (author)

  17. Two-dimensional selector type 2X3; Selecteur bidimensionnel type 2X3; Dvukhmernyj selektor tipa 2X3; Selector bidimensional tipo 2X3

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    Amram, Y [Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay (France)

    1962-04-15

    la lecture: possibilite de lire un spectre de temps de vol dans une bande d'amplitude comprise entre deux limites quelconques. Une operation analogue peut etre effectuee simultanement pour quatre spectres d'amplitudes. (author) [Spanish] Se trata de un selector distinado al estudio de reacciones n, {gamma}, que contiene 2{sup 16} canales (1024 canales de tiempo x 64 canales de amplitud). Las caracteristicas (tiempo de llegada y amplitud) de cada suceso interesante son codificadas y se registran en una cinta magnetica de dieciseis pistas. Los datos contenidos en la cinta se pasan por partes a un bloque de explotacion de los resultados que contiene una memoria de 1024 canales; dicho bloque totaliza los sucesos que presenten las mismas caracteristicas dentro de limites de amplitud y duracion establecidos por el experimentador. Las caracteristicas generales del aparato son las siguientes. Seleccion de tiempo, 1024 canales de anchos comprendidos entre 0,1 y 6,4 {mu}s, agrupados en ocho zonas de interes de 128 canales; seleccion de amplitud, 64 canales de 0,25 a 1 V de ancho; tiempo muerto medio, 7 {mu}s; tiempo de resolucion del conjunto del aparato, < 20 {mu}s; acondicionamiento en la lectura: posibilidad de leer un espectro de tiempos de vuelo en una banda de amplitud comprendida entre dos limites cualesquiera. Se puede realizar una operacion analoga simultaneamente para 4 espectros de amplitudes. (author) [Russian] EHtot selektor, prednaznachennyj dlya izucheniya reaktsij n, {gamma} sostoit iz 2{sup 16} kanalov (1024 kanalov vremeni i 64 amplitudnykh kanala). KHarakteristiki (vremya poyavleniya i amplituda) kazhdogo interesuyushchego sobytiya registriruyutsya posle kodirovaniya na magnitoj lente s 16 dorozhkami. Obrabotka soderzhaniya magnitnoj lenty osushchestvlyaetsya po chastyam na bloke pol'zovaniya rezul'tatami, soderzhashchimi zapominayushchee ustrojstvo s 1024 kanalami, kotoroe obobshchaet sobytiya, imeyushchie odinakovye kharakteristiki v sfere amplituda

  18. New apparatus for discriminating shapes - application to the study of neutron-proton elastic scattering at 14.6 MeV; Nouveau dispositif de discrimination de formes - Application a l'etude de la diffusion elastique neutron-proton a 14,6 MeV; Novyj diskriminator po forme - primenenie k izucheniyu uprugogo rasseyaniya nejtronproton s 14,6 MeV; Nuevo dispositivo para discriminacion de formas - Aplicacion al estudio de la dispersion elastica neutron-proton a 14,6 MeV

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    Crettez, J P; Cambou, F; Ambrosino, G [Laboratoire Maurice de Broglie, Paris (France)

    1962-04-15

    impulsions dues aux rayons {gamma} permet de deduire des spectres obtenus la variation de la section efficace differentielle de diffusion elastique en fonction de l'angle pour les neutrons de la reaction d-t. [Spanish] La vida media de los centelleos en el yoduro de cesio varia segun la naturaleza de la particula ionizante. La vida mas corta corresponde a la densidad de ionizacion mas elevada. Los autores aprovechan esta propiedad para distinguir entre si particulas que producen centelleos de amplitud analoga. El aparato descrito es un discriminador de forma de impulsos. Mide el tiempo que tarda el centelleo en pasar de su maximo a una fraccion regulable de dicha amplitud. Un convertidor de tiempo-amplitud produce un impulso cuya amplitud es proporcional al tiempo medido de este modo. La memoria compara las configuraciones de los centelleos producidos por las particulas alfa, los protones y los electrones, y presenta los resultados obtenidos. Tambien describe la aplicacion de este metodo a la medicion de los protones de retroceso que pone en movimiento un flujo de neutrones en un difusor hidrogenado de poco espesor. La supresion de los impulsos debidos a los rayos gamma permite calcular, a partir de los espectros obtenidos, la variacion de la seccion eficaz diferencial de dispersion elastica en funcion del angulo para los neutrones de la reaccion d-t. (author) [Russian] Srednyaya prodolzhitel'nost' zhizni stsintillyatsij v jodistom tsezii menyaetsya v zavisimosti ot kharaktera ioniziruyushchej chastitsy. Samoj vysokoj plotnosti ionizatsii sootvetstvuet samaya korotkaya prodolzhitel'nost' zhizni. EHto svojstvo ispol'zuetsya dlya obnaruzheniya razlichnykh chastits, dayushchikh stsintillyatsii analogichnoj amplitudy. Opisyvaemyj pribor yavlyaetsya diskriminatorom po forme. On izmeryaet vremya, zatrachivaemoe stsintillyatsiej dlya perekhoda ot svoego maksimuma do upravlyaemoj chasti ehtoj amplitudy. Vremya-amplitudnyj preobrazovatel' daet impul's, vysota kotorogo proportsional

  19. Thermal Shock Tests on UO{sub 2} Small Spheres; Essais de choc thermique sur des elements spheriques de UO{sub 2}; Ispytaniya nebol'shikh sharikov iz UO{sub 2} teplovykh udarom; Ensayo de pequenas esferas de UO{sub 2} por choque.termico

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    Perona, G.; Brutto, E.; Galbusera, U.; Palladino, G.; Sesini, R. [Centro Informazioni Studi Esperienze, Milan (Italy)

    1963-11-15

    elements a des contraintes analogues a celles qu'ils subissent dans la pile. Les auteurs exposent un procede dans lequel les elements spheriques sont soumis a un choc thermique et ils indiquent la maniere dont on parvient a simuler des contraintes directement comparables a celles qui existent dans le reacteur. Comme il s'agit de spheres de petite dimension, la difficulte consiste a produire des refroidisseurs dont le coefficient de transmission superficielle est tres eleve. Les auteurs exposent les methodes experimentales utilisees et les resultats obtenus. Le procede decrit par les auteurs presente un interet particulier dans le domaine de la recherche technologique, car il permet d'ameliorer les caracteristiques des spheres de l'UO{sub 2} au moyen de produits d'addition. En fait, il permet de controler par une seule operation de mesure l'effet global auquel on s'interesse. (author) [Spanish] Si en un reactor-se utilizan como combustible pequenas esferas de UO{sub 2} en contacto con el refrigerante, es preciso conocer el valor maximo de la tension termica que. debido a las condiciones de trabajo en el reactor, las pequenas esferas son capaces de soportar sin romperse. Estas condiciones pueden evaluarse si se conocen las propiedades fisicas del material. Pero en razon del considerable numero de propiedades que intervienen, y habida cuenta de la incertidumbre que siempre existe respecto de cada una de ellas, es preferible ensayar directamente las esferas sometiendolas a tensiones analogas a las que estan expuestas en el reactor. En la memoria se estudia un metodo de ensayo de dichas esferas por choque termico y se indican las condiciones en que tal metodo permite reproducir tensiones termicas directamente comparables con las reinantes en el reactor. En cuanto a las pequenas esferas, la dificultad estriba en lograr condiciones de refrigeracion en las que el coeficiente de transmision superficial de calor sea muy elevado. Se describen los metodos experimentales aplicados y se

  20. Non-Destructive Examination of the Heat-Affected Zone of Welded Zr-Nb Alloy; Controle Non Destructif de la Zone d'Un Alliage Zr-Nb Affectee par la Chaleur Lors du Soudage; Nedestruktivnoe ispytanie zony svarnogo shva iz tsirkonij-niobij splava, kotoryj podverzhen teplovomu vliyaniyu; Examen No Destructivo de la Zona de Soldadura Afectada por el Calor en las Aleaciones de Circonio y Niobio

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    Hanstock, R. F.; Walker, D. C.B. [U.K.A.E.A. Reactor Materials Laboratory, Culcheth (United Kingdom)

    1965-10-15

    chaleur qui sont susceptibles de corrosion pouvaient etre decelees par controle non destructif, en mesurant le potentiel thermoelectrique aux bornes d'une sonde metallique chauffee, en contact avec des parties determinees de la soudure et le metal adjacent. La sonde thermoelectrique est similaire a celle mise au point par l'Association britannique de recherches sur les metaux non ferreux en vue de mesurer l'epaisseur des revetements de plaques de metal; un instrument en vente sur le marche et muni de ce type de sonde peut etre utilise, apres une legere modification, pour le controle des soudures dans les alliages Zr-Nb. Le memoire donne un exemple de la variation de la reponse de la sonde dans des zones affectees par la chaleur lors du sondage; les resultats sont compares a ceux d'un examen en autoclave. (author) [Spanish] Las aleaciones de circonio con 2 Vulgar-Fraction-One-Half % de niobio ofrecen, gracias al tratamiento termico, la ventaja de resistir la presion en los reactores moderados por agua. Por otra parte, ese tratamiento afecta considerablemente a la resistencia a la corrosion en las condiciones de funcionamiento del reactor, siendo de seuealar que pueden surgir puntos especialmente vulnerables en las zonas de las soldaduras sometidas al calor. Las zonas susceptibles de corrosion pueden localizarse mediante tratamiento en autoclase, pero no es conveniente aplicarlo cuando extensos circuitos de presion se arman mediante soldadura. Se ha comprobado que las zonas afectadas por el calor que son vulnerables a la corrosion pueden localizarse por metodos no destructivos consistentes en medir el potencial termoelectrico entre la punta de una sonda metalica caliente en contacto con determinadas partes de la soldadura y el del metal adyacente. La sonda es analoga a la que ha diseueado la British-ferrous Metals Research Association para medir el espesor del chapado de sustratos metalicos. Los instrumentos comerciales equipados con ese tipo de sonda sirven con una

  1. Construction and Operation of a Commercial Gamma-Ray Package-Sterilizing Plant; Construction et fonctionnement d'une installation industrielle pour la sterilisation d'articles sous emballage par les rayons gamma; Razrabotka i ehkspluatatsiya sbornoj ustanovki gamma-izlucheniya promyshlennogo tipa dlya sterilizatsii meditsinskikh materialov; Construccion y funcionamiento de una instalacion industrial para la esterilizacion gamma de articulos medicos empaquetados

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    Crawford, C. G. [Johnson' s Ethical Plastics Ltd., Slough (United Kingdom)

    1963-11-15

    'installation dans une unite d e production exploitee par une entreprise commerciale et la bacteriologie. Il etudie brievement la rentabilite de la sterilisation par les rayons gamma et examine quelles sont les autres possibilites d'utilisation d'une installation de cette nature. (author) [Spanish] En la memoria se describe una instalacion de esterilizacion a base de {sup 60}Co, explotada comercialmente por la Johnson's Ethical Plastics Limited en Slough (Reino Unido). Se trata de una instalacion de tratamiento continuo totalmente automatica equipada con una fuente de 72 000 c. Aprovechando la experiencia adquirida por la Junta de Energfa Atomica del Reino Unido en su Package Irradiation Plant de Wantage, dicha instalacion fue concebida para esterilizar jeringas de material plastico y otros articulos medicos no recuperables de analoga densidad aparente. La instalacion viene funcionando desde noviembre de 1962. En la memoria se indican las principales caracteristicas de construccion, en especial los dispositivos para la seguridad del personal, y el metodo de carga de las varillas de cobalto. Se describe la experiencia adquirida, en particular en lo que atauee a la dosimetria, la integracion de la instalacion en el proceso productivo de una empresa comercial y los resultados bacteriologicos. Por ultimo, se examinan brevemente los aspectos economicos de la esterilizacion por irradiacion gamma y se evaluan las posibles aplicaciones de una instalacion de este tipo en el futuro. (author) [Russian] Tsel' nastoyashchej stat'i - opisanie ustanovki dlya oblucheniya s pomoshch'yu Co{sup 60}, na kotoroj v nastoyashchee vremya proizvoditsya v promyshlennykh masshtabakh sterilizatsiya meditsinskikh materialov (firma ''Dzhonsons ehtikal plastike'' v Slou, Angliya). Ustanovka nepreryvnogo dejstviya snabzhena istochnikom v 72 000 kyuri; vse operatsii polnost'yu avtomatizirovany. Na osnove opyta, poluchennogo v ehtoj oblasti pri ehkspluatatsii sbornoj radiatsionnoj ustanovki v Uontidzhe (pri

  2. OBITUARY: Dorianna Twersky (1922-2010) Dorianna Twersky (1922-2010)

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    Thomas, P.

    2010-03-01

    Dorianna Twersky, Editor Emerita of Nuclear Fusion, passed away on 22 January 2010. Dorianna was Editor of Nuclear Fusion for nearly two decades, from 1967 to 1985. During her tenure, the journal underwent an impressive development. In 1967 Nuclear Fusion was a quarterly with 300 pages published each year, by 1978 it had become a monthly journal. Reflecting the developments in the field, it had evolved from a general plasma physics journal to one that was far more fusion relevant. Dorianna ensured that Nuclear Fusion had a strong peer review system and that effective journal policies were developed and adhered to. Dorianna drove the success of the journal. Her dynamic personality and commitment to the international fusion community underpinned that success. She had a well deserved reputation for toughness and for critical and intuitive thinking. Perhaps her most valuable trait was her persuasiveness and ability to motivate people to help with the journal and contribute to its development. She was able to inspire a sense of dedication and enthusiasm in the people she worked with and was highly respected. Dorianna Twersky will be greatly missed. Four of the prominent scientists who served on the Nuclear Fusion Board of Editors during Dorianna's Editorship have written a few lines in her memory: Professor Dmitri Ryutov, Professor Folker Engelmann, Professor Jim Callen and Professor Karl Lackner. "Dorianna Twersky was one of the best journal editors who I have met during my half-century in physics and plasma physics. An author and a referee would immediately sense that she was a friendly and open-minded person who would always try to resolve conflicts in a constructive way. That was the time well before the emergence of the Internet, and the paper correspondence added a personal touch to the journal business. Sometimes she would add a handwritten joke, or a small cartoon at the corner of her letter. Dorianna spoke perfect Russian. That was of significant help to a

  3. Effects of Incorporated Radioactivity and External Radiation on Heterogeneous Catalysis; Effets de la radioactivite incorporee et des rayonnements externes sur la catalyse heterogene; Vliyanie vvedennoj radioaktivnosti i vneshnego oblucheniya na geterogennyj kataliz; Efectos de la radiactividad incorporada y de la irradiacion externa sobre la catalisis heterogenea

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    Krohn, N. A.; Wymer, R. G. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee (United States)

    1963-11-15

    oxido de cromo-alumina activados, en sistemas de circulacion. Examinan tambien los efectos de la incorporacion de radioisotopos en los catalizadores y de su preirradiacion con los rayos gamma emitidos por una fuente de cobalto-60. Los catalizadores de sulfato magnesico y de sulfato magnesico-sulfato sodico, con un contenido de hasta 45, 5 mc de {sup 35}S, se revelaron menos activos por unidad de superficie que los catalizadores no radiactivos de composicion analoga. La merma de actividad catalitica subsistio incluso despues de haber disminuido considerablemente la radiactividad. Ademas, no se observo cambio alguno en l a actividad catalitica despues de una exposicion a rayos X en el curso de la reaccion. Estos resultados sugieren a los autores que la emision de particulas beta por el catalizador durante su empleo no ejerce ningun efecto. Las informaciones relativas a un incremento de esa actividad catalitica podrian atribuirse al hecho de que, para un conjunto dado de condiciones de preparacion, los catalizadores radiactivos ofrecen una superficie mayor que sus equivalentes no radiactivos, circunstancia esta que no fue tenida en cuenta. La preirradiacion con los rayos gamma del cobalto-60 en dosis de hasta 10{sup 11} erg/g no influyo en absoluto sobre la actividad de los catalizadores. Por el contrario, la preirradiacion gamma del cobalto-60 de catalizadores de oxido de cromo-alumina con dosis de 4,2 x 10{sup 11} erg/g incremento esa actividad en un 34% aproximadamente a 485{sup o}C, pero la incorporacion de hasta 148 me de {sup 147}Pm por gramo de catalizador tuvo escaso o ningun efecto. En este caso, las radiaciones no ejercieron un efecto notable sobre el area superficial o sobre la energia de attivacion aparente. (author) [Russian] Na tsirkulyatsionno-staticheskoj ustanovke issledovany parofaehnaya degidratatsiya tsiklogeksanola s primeneniem sul'fatmagnievogo i sul'fatmagnievogo - sul'fatnatrivogo katalizatorov i degidrogenizatsiya metiltsiklogeksana v toluol na

  4. Diffusion, recrystallization and phase transformations; Diffusion, recristallisation et changements de phase; Diffuziya, rekristallizatsiya i fazovye prevrashcheniya; Difusion, recristalizacion y cambios de fase

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    Bokshtejn, S Z; Gubareva, M A; Kishkin, S T; Moroz, L M

    1962-01-15

    estructura del metal sufre modificaciones importantes despues de la recristalizacion, asi como despues de la transformacion polimorfica {alpha} {r_reversible} {gamma}, los atomos situados en los limites de los granulos iniciales no experimentan desplazamientos considerables. De manera analoga, los atomos de un aditivo (carbono radiactivo) situados en los limites de los granulos iniciales no migran a traves de los limites de los nuevos granulos del metal recristalizado. En cambio, la deformacion plastica va acompanada de migraciones considerables de los atomos situados en los limites de los granulos. Los datos obtenidos demuestran que la migracion de los limites de los granulos durante la recristalizacion y subsiguiente formacion de los granulos esta relacionada con un mecanismo especifico distinto del habitual mecanismo de difusion. Los autores han demostrado que las transformaciones estructurales que ocurren en las aleaciones a temperaturas elevadas pueden modificar la velocidad de los proceseos de autodifusion y heterodifusion. Basandose en el estudio de los procesos de difusion en el titanio y sus aleaciones en relacion con el estado polimorfico, los autores han comprobado que la velocidad de los procesos difiere notablemente en las distintas variedades cristalinas del titanio. Con ello desaparece la contradicion que existia entre el elevado punto de fusion del titanio y la energia de activacion del proceso de difusion en este elemente, que es relativamente baja. (author) [Russian] Razrabotana metodika, pozvolyayushchaya s pomoshch'yu radioaktivnykh izotopov issledovat' povedenie granits zeren v protsesse plasticheskoj deformatsii i posleduyushchej rekristallizatsii. Pokazano, chto rekristallizatsiya zheleza pri sravnitel'no malykh (15%) i bol'shikh (50-70%) stepenyakh deformatsii ne privodit k sushchestvennomu izmeneniyu mestopolozheniya atomov osnovnogo metalla, nakhodyashchikhsya na granitse iskhodnykh zeren. Pri znachitel'nom izmenenii struktury metalla posle

  5. Assessment of End-Plug Welding of Fuel Elements; Evaluation des Soudures Terminales des Elements Combustibles; Otsenka kachestva privarki kontsevoj probki toplivnykh ehlementov; Inspeccion de la Soldadura del Tapon Terminal de los Elementos Combustibles

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    Nakamura, Y.; Aoki, T. [Tokai Refinery, Atomic Fuel Corporation (Japan)

    1965-10-15

    investigacion Numero-Sign 3 (JRR-3). Ese reactor de 10 MW es moderado y refrigerado por agua pesada, y tiene elementos combustibles de uranio metalico revestidos de aluminio. Como entre el revestimiento y el alma hay solamente una union mecanica, puede producirse una tension en el tapon terminal como resultado del crecimiento del alma de uranio debido a la irradiacion. El ciclo termico produce tensiones analogas en las soldaduras. Como resultado de la diferencia de microestructura, las proximidades de estas que dan especialmente expuestas a la corrosion producida por el agua caliente. Mientras el reactor esta en servicio, es imprescindible asegurar su estanqueidad. Se han utilizado probetas especiales para estudiar la resistencia a la traccion, la fluencia a alta temperatura, los efectos del ciclo termico y la corrosion. Antes de hacer esos ensayos, y periodicamente durante su realizacion, se sometieron a examen no destructivo muchas clases de soldaduras y se verifico si habia escapes. La evaluacion de los resultados obtenidos puede servir para establecer normas de inspeccion, por ejemplo, mediante radiografia y examen visual de la soldadura del tapon. En la memoria se describen algunos otros resultados de ensayos efectuados con elementos combustibles revestidos de Magnox y Zircaloy. (author) [Russian] Ochen' vazhno ustanovit' sootnoshenie mezhdu rezul'tatami ispytanij i ispol'zovaniem ih v reaktore, a takzhe razrabotat' sami metody ispytanija bez razrushenija ispytyvaemogo ob{sup e}kta. Odnako sdelat' jeto dovol'no trudno, tak kak jeto svjazano s bol'shimi rashodami i bol'shoj radioaktivnost'ju. Bylo proizvedeno neskol'ko vidov ocenok vo vnereaktornom sostojanii s imitaciej vnutrireaktornyh uslovij. Opisyvajutsja nekotorye detali jetih ocenok v otnoshenii toplivnyh jelementov issledo- vatel'skogo reaktora JKK-3. V je t om reaktore ustanovlennoj moshhnost'ju 10 mgvt s tjazhe- loj vodoj v kachestve zamedlitelja i teplonositelja ispol'zujutsja toplivnye jelementy iz

  6. Issuing of Regulations on the Clearance of Irradiated Food Products on the Basis of Foreign Petitions; Promulgation d'un Reglement Regissant l'Autorisation de Commercialiser des Denrees Alimentaires Irradiees, sur la Base de Demandes Fondees sur des Donnees Elaborees a l'Etranger; Protsedura polucheniya razreshenij na prodazhu obluchennykh pishchevykh produktov na baze inostrannykh khodatajstv; Autorizacion del Consumo de Productos Alimenticios Irradiados, Sobre la Base de Investigaciones Realizadas en el Extranjero

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    Foa, E.; Eisenberg, E.; Kahan, R. S.; Lapidot, M. [Soreq Nuclear Research Centre, Yavne (Israel)

    1966-11-15

    los productos irradiados, la aplicacion de las disposiciones legislativas pertinentes, y su promulgacion en los casos en que no existia ninguna. Actualmente, la mayoria delas legislaciones exigen que, antes de que se autoricen la irradiacion y el consumo de los alimentos, se demuestre de manera inequivoca la comestibilidad del producto irradiado. Ahora bien, esta prueba queda fuera del alcance de los paises pequefios y en desarrollo, que serian precisa mente los que mayores beneficios podrian obtener de la aplicacion en escala industrial de las tecnicas de irradiacion, ya que con ello aumentarian tanto la disponibilidad de productos alimenticios de origen local para su consumo en el pais como las posibilidades de exportacion. A titulo de ensayo, el 24 de febrero de 1966 se presento al Ministerio de Sanidad de Israel una solicitud de autorizacion para destinar al consumo patatas blancas irradiadas a fin de evitar su germinacion. La peticion se basaba no en investigaciones realizadas en el pais sino en los resultados de trabajos reseflados en publicaciones extranjeras, solicitandose que se aceptasen como prueba suficiente los ensayos de comestibilidad aprobados por otros gobiernos. En breve se presentara a dicho Ministerio una peticion analoga relativa al consumo de cebollas irradiadas. De tener exito, este procedimiento podria ser adoptado por otros paises con lo que tal vez se facilitase la conclusion de acuerdos internacionales de comercio. Contribuiria sin duda alguna a la generalizacion rapida del empleo de las radiaciones para conservar productos alimenticios en aquellos lugares en que esta tecnica puede resultar economicamente util. (author) [Russian] Juridicheskie problemy, svjazannye s polucheniem razreshenij na prodazhu obluchennyh pishhevyh produktov,stali interesovat' Izrail' s nachala 1965 goda;t.e. s momenta ustanovki po oblucheniju pishhevyh produktov. Odnimi iz vazhnejshih problem, s kotorymi prihodilos' stalkivat'sja, byli: nabljudenie i kontrol' za

  7. Chemical Behaviour of C{sup 11} in Liquid Hydrocarbons; Comportement Chimique de {sup 11}C dans les Hydrocarbures Liquides; Khimicheskaya kharakteristika ugleroda-11 v zhidkikh uglevodorodakh; Comportamiento Quimico del {sup 11}C en Hidrocarburos Liquidos

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    Voigt, A. F.; Clark, D. E.; Mesich, F. G. [Institute of Atomic Research and Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (United States)

    1965-04-15

    moleculas blanco en distintas condiciones de dosificacion. Los experimentos en curso sobre moleculas analogas en tamano a las del blanco han contribuido a la aclaracion de los mecanismos de recombinacion de los atomos de retroceso. Particular interes reviste el rendimiento de productos con un atomo de carbono mas que el blanco, que resultan de una reaccion de adicion. La localizacion del atomo adicional en una molecula blanco que tenga varios lugares de adicion proporciona informacion sobre la naturaleza del proceso. Cuando el atomo de retroceso es moderado y su energia disminuye hasta el punto en que es posible la formacion de un enlace, al menos temporal, el exceso de energia que el atomo llC cede al sistema puede originar la ruptura de otros enlaces del complejo activado, lo que suele dar origen a un producto de dos atomos de carbono. Si el complejo es capaz de conservar su integridad, suele resultar un producto de adicion. Por tanto, la comparacion del rendimiento de compuestos de dos atomos de carbono (acetileno, etileno y etano) y de productos de adicion proporciona una informacion valiosa sobre la energia a la que pueden formarse enlaces estables, y sobre la naturaleza del grupo que contiene el {sup 11}C y que participa en la reaccion. (author) [Russian] Uglerod-11 obrazuetsja v rezul'tate reakcii C{sup 12}({gamma}, n)C{sup 11} v puchke tormoznogo izluchenija v sinhrotrone s jenergiej jelektronov 70 Mjev. V kachestve veshhestva misheni primenjalis' zhidkie uglevodorody s pjat'ju i shest'ju atomami ugleroda, v tom chisle normal'nye razvetvlennye i aliciklicheskie pentany i geksany, a takzhe benzol. Povedenie C{sub 11} izuchalos' metodom gazohromatograficheskogo razdelenija produktov, scheta aktivnosti C{sub 11} v gazovom potoke v kamere, pomeshhennoj v scintilljacionnyj schetchik kanal'nogo tipa. V kazhdom jeksperimente vyhody razlichnyh produktov sravnivalis' s vyhodom acetilena kak vnutrennego standarta, a takzhe libo s pokazanijami registratora tantala, libo s

  8. Lattice Dynamics of Transition Metals; Dynamique de Reseau des Metaux de Transition

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    Woods, A. D.B. [Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, ON (Canada)

    1965-04-15

    supposer que les differences nettes entre relations de dispersion pour le niobium et pour le molybdene (metaux dont on admet qu'ils ont des structures de bandes tres semblables) correspondent a des differences dans les energies de Fermi et, partant, dans les isurfaces de Fermi de ces matieres. (author) [Spanish] La relacion de dispersion frecuencia/vector de onda v(q), correspondiente a los modos normales de vibracion de varios cristales cubicos de metales de transicion centrados en el cuerpo, se ha medido recientemente a temperatura ambiente. Las curvas de dispersion del niobio, medidas por Nakagawa y Woods, presentaban algunas particularidades verdaderamente insolitas, y los resultados solo podian ajustarse por medio de un modelo de Born-von Karman si se incluian las interacciones que alcancen hasta atomos vecinos muy distantes (mas alla del octavo). Las mediciones ulteriores realizadas en el tantalo por Woods dieron resultados analogos. Ello no es sorprendente, puesto que el niobio y el tantalo figuran en la columna V de la clasificacion periodica y muchas de sus propiedades electronicas son analogas. Las mediciones de las curvas de dispersion del molibdeno, efectuadas por Woods y Chen, y del volframio, por Chen y Brockhouse, mostraron que si bien estos metales, que figuran en la columna VI de la clasificacion periodica, presentan relaciones de dispersion comparables, estas difieren considerablemente de las correspondientes a metales de la columna V como el niobio y el tantalo. Las caracteristicas generales de v(q) correspondientes al molibdeno y al volframio se pudieron describir adecuadamente por medio de un modelo de fuerzas axialmente simetrico de Born-von Karman que alcanza hasta el tercer atomo vecino, aunque dicho modelo no refleja algunas particularidades importantes. Una de estas es una sorprendente anomalia en la rama longitudinal (L) [{zeta}{zeta}{zeta}] del molibdeno, en que la frecuencia varia de v = 6.3 x 10{sup 12} c/s para {zeta} = 0.92 to v= 5.5 x 10

  9. United Kingdom Food Irradiation Programme - Wholesomeness Aspects; Programme du Royaume-Uni Relatif a l'Irradiation des Aliments: Comestibilite; Programma oblucheniya pishchevykh produktov v soedinennom korolevstve - problemy sokhraneniya vkusovykh i pitatel'nykh kachestv; Programa del Reino Unido Relativo a la Irradiacion de Alimentos: El Problema de la Comestibitidad

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    Hickman, J. R. [Wantage Research Laboratory (A.E.R.E.), Wantage, Berks. (United Kingdom)

    1966-11-15

    des proteines. En 1962, le Ministere de la sante publique du Royaume-Uni a cree un groupe de travail charge d'examiner les effets des rayonnements sur les produits alimentaires et de faire un rapport sur la necessite d'un controle officiel. L'auteur examine le rapport du groupe de travail, publie en 1964, en tenant compte ' des essais de comestibilite effectues au Royaume-Uni. (author) [Spanish] En la memoria se describen las pruebas de comestibilidad realizadas en el Reino. Unido como parte del programa de irradiacion de alimentos. Se han efectuado estudios a corto plazo con ratas, pollos y cerdos, y a largo plazo con ratas y ratones, y no se han observado efectos perniciosos que puedan atribuirse al consumo de alimentos irradiados por dichos animales. Estas pruebas se efectuaron pensando en procesos especificos de irradiacion con dosis bajas o moderadas. Se utilizaron, en efecto, cereales sometidos a 20 000 y 200 000 rad de rayos gamma y huevos congelados, irradiados con 0,5 y 1,0 Mrad para eliminar las Salmonellae. Ademas se han realizado pruebas con jamon tratado con dosis de 250 000 rad, para prolongar su periodo de almacenamiento, y con dosis de 2 Mrad. Se estan ejecutando estudios a largo plazo con el fin de investigar la comestibilidad del pescado tratado con 0,6 Mrad (la dosis maxima que probablemente se administrara para prolongar el periodo de almacenamiento en frigorifico (0 Degree-Sign -4 Degree-Sign C)). Tambien se han emprendido pruebas de corta duracion con patatas (10 000 rad) y carne de caballo (0,65 Mrad). Se han investigado, por analisis microbiologico, las.propiedades nutritivas de los cereales, los huevos, el pescado y algunos alimentos de consumo animal irradiados. Las perdidas de vitaminas B son analogas a las indicadas por investigadores de los Estados Unidos, y son del mismo orden de magnitud que las que ocasiona el tratamiento termico, aunque se ha observado que la sensibilidad d Inverted-Question-Mark determinadas vitaminas al calor y a la

  10. Primary Distributions of Nuclear Charge for Fission-Fragment Masses 132, 134, 136 and 137 from Thermal Fission of U{sup 235}; Repartition Primaire de la Charge Nucleaire pour les Fragments de Masse 132, 134, 136 et 137, Provenant de la Fission de {sup 235}U par Neutrons Thermiques; 041f 0415 0420 0414 ; Distribuciones Primarias de las Cargas Nucleares de los Fragmentos de Masa 132, 134, 136 y 137, Resultantes de la Fision del {sup 235}U por Neutrones Termicos

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    Konecny, E.; Opower, H.; Guenther, H.; Goebel, H. [Physik-Department der Technischen Hochschule Muenchen, Munich and II. Physikalisches Institut der Justus Liebig-Universitaet Giessen, Federal Republic of Germany (Germany)

    1965-07-15

    estable de cada cadena es conocido, esta distribucion de las particulas beta refleja fielmente la distribucion primaria de las cargas nucleares. En las mediciones realizadas hasta ahora, solo se han registrado las particulas beta recogidas en el semiangulo solido formado por la placa portadora de la emulsion, pero un simple calculo estadistico permite determinar la distribucion 4{pi} apetecida. En la memoria se indican las distribuciones de particulas beta obtenidas por este metodo, a energias cineticas fijas, proximas a la energia cinetica media de cada fragmento, para las masas 132, 134, 136 y 137. En lo que respecta a las masas 132 y 134, la capa neutronica N = 82 determina las cargas primarias mas probables en las proximidades de 50 y 52, respectivamente. Para M= 136 y 137, la carga primaria es de 53 y 53,2. No resultan muy considerables las correcciones aproximadas, de caracter complementario para tener en cuenta los electrones.de conversion (omitiendo las trazas muy cortas de particulas beta correspondientes a energias muy bajas) y los neutrones retardados (en el caso de la masa 137). Se estan preparando mediciones analogas que se efectuaran directamente en geometria 4{pi} para evitar el error estadistico debido a la transformacion de la distribucion 2{pi} en 4{pi}, con varias energias cineticas como parametros. (author) [Russian] Pri pomoshhi mass-spektrometra oskolki, obrazujushhiesja pri delenii urana-235 pod dejstviem teplovyh nejtronov, tochno otdeljajutsja po masse i kineticheskoj jenergii za promezhutok vremeni v 10{sup -6} sek posle delenija. Izvlechennye oskolki zahvatyvajutsja na jemul'siju Il'forda G5, chuvstvitel'nuju k beta-chasticam i raspolozhennuju v ploskosti fokusa spektrometra. Obluchennye jemul'sii projavljajutsja po mere vozmozhnosti spustja dostatochno dolgoe vremja posle delenija po sravneniju s naibolee dolgim poluperiodom zhizni rassmatrivaemoj cepochki raspada. Poluperiody zhizni porjadka neskol'kih dnej ili bolee ne prinimajutsja vo

  11. Stabilization by Shear and Negative V''; Stabilisation au Moyen du Croisement de Lignes de Champ et de l'Emploi d'un V'' Negatif; Stabilizatsiya spomoshch'yu shira i otritsatel'nogo V{sup ;} Estabilizacion por Cizallamiento y Empleo de V'' Negativa

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    Furth, H. P.; Killeen, J. [Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Livermore, CA (United States); Rosenbluth, M. N. [General Atomic Division, General Dynamics Corporation and University of California (San Diego), La Jolla, CA (United States); Coppi, B. [University of California (San Diego), La Jolla, CA (United States)

    1966-04-15

    stagnation naturels auxquels on superpose des 'champs de gaufrants' (du type Script-Small-L = 0 et 2, Script-Small-L = 1 et 3 ou Script-Small-L = 0 et 3), pour creer les regions a {Delta}B favorable. 2. Des equilibres helicoiedaux au moyen de la courbure heli'cbidale globale pour creer des regions a {Delta}B favorable, la stagnation de la transformee rotationnelle etant obtenue a l'aide d'un courant circulant sur un conducteur axial, autour duquel s'enroule le tube de flux en equilibre dont la forme est helicoiedale. 3. Des equilibres toroiedaux, au moyen de la courbure toroiedale globale, pour creer les regions a {Delta}B favorable. La transformee rotationnelle est engendree par un enroulement helicoiedal du type Script-Small-L = 2. Sa stagnation est obtenue par un champ poloiedal auxiliaire. (author) [Spanish] Se establece en la presente memoria un criterio de estabilidad respecto del intercambio gravitatorio en los sistemas toroidales, usando la ecuacion hidrodinamica en la cual se tiene en cuenta una resistividad finita. La estabilidad depende de una expresion que se reduce al signo de la derivada segunda del volumen por unidad de flujo (V'') en el caso de que el plasma no rodee a ningun conductor 'flotante'. Si esta condicionlno se cumple aparece una inestabilidad resistiva rapida mientras que, en caso contrario, tanto el indice de aumento de la inestabilidad resistiva como el valor critico de {beta} mas alla del cual se manifiesta el modo de 'inflacion' depende de un valor caracteristico Tilde-Operator rRc {gamma}/L{sup 2}, donde r es el radio del plasma, L la distancia que separa las zonas 'buenas' {gamma} 'malas', medida a lo largo de las lineas de fuerza, R{sub c} el radio de curvatura medio, y {gamma} un factor de forma que depende de detalles de la configuracion. Analogas consideraciones se aplican a los modos 'serpenteados'. Sobre la base de los resultados de los calculos numericos, los autores analizan la estructura, las propiedades de estabilidad y el valor

  12. Present and Future Programmes in the Treatment and Ultimate Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in the United States of America; Programmes Actuels et Futurs de Traitement et d'Elimination Definitive des Dechets Radioactifs de Haute Activite aux Etats-Unis; 0422 0415 041a 0423 0429 0410 042f 0418 0411 0423 0414 ; Programas Estadounidenses Actuales y Futuros para el Tratamiento y Evacuacion Definitiva de Desechos de Elevada Radiactividad

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    Belter, W. G. [United States Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

    1963-02-15

    autor se refiere luego a las investigaciones sobre la posibilidad de utilizar determinadas formaciones geologicas, tales como estructurasesalinas, estanques permeables profundos y rocas cristalinas impermeables para el deposito o la evacuacion definitiva de solidos calcinados o de ciertos tipos de desechos liquidos. Examyea los planes propuestos para experimentar en el terreno con una sal de actividad analoga a la que se da en condiciones industriales. Alude brevemente al programa de perforaciones exploratorias que se ejecuta en la planta de Savannah River para determinar la posibilidad de almacenar desechos envejecidos, del primer ciclo, en el suelo rocoso de la region y menciona los resultados preliminares. Hace una referencia somera a los estudios tecnicos que, con proyecciones al futuro, se estan llevando a cabo en Oak Ridge con miras a evaluar los riesgos y las ventajas economicas que presentan los distintos metodos de tratamiento, almacenamiento y evacuacion definitiva de desechos Ifquidos y solidos de elevada radiactividad. Examina la funcion de esta evaluacion tecnica dentro del conjunto de la planificacion de futuros programas de tratamiento y evacuacion de desechos. (author) [Russian] Ogranichenija, prisushhie bakam dlja hranenija othodov vysokoj aktivnosti, a imenno vozmozhnost' utechki i neobhodimost' peremeshhenija zhidkih othodov v techenie soten let priveli v Soedinennyh Shtatah k razrabotke obshirnoj issledovatel'skoj i jeksperimental'noj programmy s cel'ju sozdanija prakticheski primenimyh tehnologicheskih sistem dlja okonchatel'nogo udalenija jetih materialov. Daetsja opisanie programmy Otdelenija po razrabotke reaktorov Komissii po atomnoj jenergii v svjazi s budushhim razvitiem jadernoj jenergetiki. Kratko rezjumirujutsja dolgosrochnye programmy obrabotki othodov v centrah po proizvodstvu plutonija v Hjenforde i Savanna River v sootvetstvii s osobennostjami ih mestoraspolozhenija. Izuchaetsja celyj rjad metodov po ''prevrashheniju v tverdoe

  13. Effects of Gamma Radiation on the Constituents of Wheat Flour; Action des Rayons Gamma sur les Elements Constitutifs de la Farine de Ble; Dejstvie gamma-luchej na sostavnye ehlementy muki; Accion de los Ratos Gamma Sobre los Elementos Constitutivos de la Harina de Trigo

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    Deschreider, A. R. [Laboratoire Central du Ministere des Affaires Economiques, Bruxelles (Belgium)

    1966-11-15

    constituent. On a releve que de faibles doses de rayons gamma, 20 000 a 150 000 rad, font apparaitre un maximum dans les courbes: de viscosite de l'amidon, des substances precipitables par electrodialyse, de la solubilite des gliadines et de l'indice Hagberg. Cette anomalie explique l'amelioration des qualites boulangeres que certains auteurs ont enregistree pour des farines irradiees avec de faibles doses de rayonnement gamma. (author) [Spanish] Los elementos constitutivos de la harina irradiada con rayos gamma presentan alteraciones fisicas, quimicas y bioquimicas. Estas alteraciones dependen del origen de la harina y son mas importantes cuanto mas elevada es la dosis de irradiacion. Los carotinoides de la fraccion oleosa de la harina disminuyen bajo la accion de las radiaciones y desaparecen cuando la dosis alcanza 4 Mrad. En los lipidos se producen reacciones analogas a las que engendran los hidroperoxidos, pero su composicion quimica permanece practicamente invariable, incluso cuando las dosis son muy elevadas. La importante degradacion del almidon indica que los polisacaridos de la harina son las fracciones mas fuertemente afectadas por las radiaciones. Esto da lugar a un aumento de las sustancias reductores preexistentes y del indice de maltosa, paralelo a la elevacion de las dosis aplicadas. Pero el incremento de la produccion autolitica de los azucares reductores en la harina irradiada se debe a una mayor sensibilidad del almidon a la hidrolisis por las diastasas. La desnaturalizacion de los polisacaridos provoca perdida de viscosidad en los engrudos de almidon, debida al aumento de solubilidad de la amilopectina. En general, la irradiacion gamma reduce la actividad proteolitica de la harina y, en dosis elevadas, provoca no solo una desnaturalizacion parcial de las proteinas, sino tambien su polimerizacion y/o condensacion. Esta polimerizacion puede explicarse por la reaccion de radicales libres con las proteinas del gluten que poseen grupos -SH, y por la reaccion de

  14. Integral physics data for fast-reactor design; Donnees de physique integrale intervenant dans les etudes de reacteur a neutrons rapides; Integral'nye fizicheskie dannye dlya raschetov reaktorov na bystrykh nejtronakh; Datos fisicos integrales para el diseno de reactores rapidos

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    Loewenstein, W B; Meneghetti, D [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (United States)

    1962-03-15

    subcriticos, de las diversas magnitudes fisicas que presentan interes practico u/o teorico. Esas magnitudes fisicas caracterizan al sistema y permiten comprenderlo. Las mediciones mencionadas se refieren a la masa critica, el factor de forma del cuerpo, las razones de deteccion, los espectros neutronicos, los experimentos de sustitucion de materiales, la economia del reflector, la vida de los neutrones, el {alpha} de Rossi y otras magnitudes analogas. Los autores examinan estos datos y definen su campo de aplicacion. Demuestran que existen limites de validez para los resultados experimentales y analiticos en ciertos estudios espectrales y de criticidad. Proponen algunas investigaciones experimentales y analiticas que podrian constituir el objeto de futuros trabajos y que contribuirian a colmar la laguna entre la teoria y la experimentacion en los sistemas 'conocidos'. Al mismo tiempo, entre dichas investigaciones sugeridas se incluyen algunas tendientes a asentar sobre bases mas firmes la fisica de los modelos de reactores de potencia reproductores rapidos. (author) [Russian] Dlya sostavlennogo nedavno razdela o fizike reaktorov na bystrykh nejtronakh, kotoryj dolzhen vojti v vypuskaemoe vtoroe izdanie 'Postoyannye fiziki reaktorov', potrebovalos' sobrat' material po imeyushchimsya ehksperimental'ny m integral'nym dannym. Pri vklyuchenii v sostavlennyj razdel integral'nykh dannykh o fizike reaktorov na bystrykh nejtronakh, pomimo fakta ikh nalichiya, za osnovu byli vzyaty dva kriteriya: 1. ehti dannye polucheny iz otnositel'no prostykh sistem, kotorye pozvolyayut provodit' prostye teoreticheskie analizy; 2. slozhnye sistemy, kotorye yavlyayutsya prototipami ili modelyami, predstavlyayut osnovnoj interes dlya ehnergeticheskikh bystrykh reaktorov. Pervyj kriterij byl prinyat dlya togo, chtoby dat' perechen' integral'nykh dannykh takikh sistem, imeyushchikh ochen' obshchee primenenie dlya proverki parametrov secheniya i metodov raschetov. Vtoroj kriterij daet imeyushchiesya

  15. The Use of Research Reactors and Short-Lived Isotopes in the Study of Nuclear-Reactor Fuel Materials; Emploi de Reacteurs de Recherche et de Radioisotopes de Courte Periode dans l'Etude des Combustibles pour Reacteurs Nucleaires; ИСПОЛЬЗОВАНИЕ ИССЛЕДОВАТЕЛЬСКИХ РЕАКТОРОВ И КОРОТКОЖИВУЩИХ ИЗОТОПОВ ПРИ ИЗУЧЕНИИ ТОПЛИВНЫХ МАТЕРИАЛОВ ДЛЯ ЯДЕРННХ РЕАКТОРОВ; Empleo de Reactores de Investigacion y de Isotopos de Periodo Corto en el Estudio de Combustibles Nucleares

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    Elleman, T. S.; Townley, C. W.; Sunderman, D. N. [Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)

    1963-03-15

    recueillant les produits de filiation radioactifs non volatils sur un fil charge, pour les soumettre ensuite a une analyse radiochimique, tandis que les gaz de fission ayant une periode plus longue'(krypton-85m, krypton-87, krypton-88, iode-131, xenon-133 et xenon-135) sont absorbes sur les pieges a charbon de bois refroidis, separes par elution, sur une colonne chromatographique, en fractions d'iode, de krypton et de xenon, puis analyses par spectrometrie gamma. Les produits de fission non volatils, degages par l'echantillon, se deposent sur un piege voisin constitue par une feuille metallique qui peut etre retire, aux fins d'analyse, a n'importe quel moment pendant l'irradiation. La liberation des produits de fission, observee dans differentes conditions d'irradiation, peut etre ou non fonction de la concentration; il peut souvent y avoir liberation de certains elements predominants, liberation rapide de produits de fission lors de changements de temperature ou degagement de gaz de fission apres l'arret du reacteur. L'application de cette technique permet d'obtenir des renseignements fondamentaux sur le fonctionnement de prototypes de combustible, sans qu'il soit necessaire d'employer de grands reacteurs pour les essais ou des installations souterraines speciales pour la manipulation des echantillons irradies. (author) [Spanish] Los reactores de investigacion pueden ser muy utiles para estudiar la movilidad de los productos de fision en nuevos tipos de materiales combustibles para reactores porque permiten trabajar en condiciones ambientales analogas a las que reinan durante la utilizacion normal del combustible, a la vez que permiten regular exactamente los parametros y variar en gran medida los disenos experimentales. Si se alteran las condiciones de la irradiacion y analizan cuantitativamente los productos de fision de periodo corto que la muestra libera, es posible determinar los mecanismos de desprendimiento de los productos de fision y la relacion que guardan con las

  16. Ranges of Iodine and Bromine Isotopes Produced in the Interaction of High-Energy Protons with Uranium; Isotopes de l'Iode et du Brome Produits par l'Interaction de Protons de Haute Energie avec l'Uranium; 041f 0420 041e 0411 0415 0413 0418 0418 0417 041e 0422 041e 041f 041e 0412 0419 041e 0414 0410 0418 0411 0420 041e 041c 0410 , 041f 041e 041b 0423 0427 0415 041d 041d 042b 0425 041f 0420 0418 0412 0417 0410 0418 041c 041e 0414 0415 0419 0421 0422 0412 0418 0418 041f 0420 041e - 0422 041e 041d 041e 0412 0411 041e 041b 042c 0428 041e 0419 042d 041d 0415 0420 0413 0418 0418 0421 0423 0420 0410 041d 041e 041c ; Alcance de los Isotopos del Yodo y del Bromo Producidos en la Interaccion de Protones de Alta Energia con el Uranio

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    Brandt, R. [CERN, Geneva (Switzerland); Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany (Germany)

    1965-07-15

    fission. L'auteur examine ces resulta es compte tenu des modeles de ' spallation 'et de ' fragmentation ' et donne de nouvelles definitions de ces deux termes. (author) [Spanish] En los dos aceleradores del CERN se llevan a cabo experimentos de tipo tradicional sobre determinacion del alcance de protones de 0,55 GeV y de 18, 2 GeV, utilizando una gruesa lamina de uranio juntamente con captadores de aluminio y contadores. En el separador de radioisotopos del mismo centro se procede a la separacion, previo aislamiento por procedimientos quimicos, del yodo (o del bromo). Esta operacion proporciona muestras Ubres de portador que en esencia se componen de un solo radioisotopo puro. Tambien se determina el rendimiento quimico. El analisis de los datos proporciona directamente el alcance de cada isotopo en el uranio. Para una energia protonica de 0,55 GeV, todos los isotopos del yodo tienen el mismo alcance, es decir, que todos ellos se producen en un proceso de fision. Se sabia ya que loe isotopos del yodo ricos en neutrones tienen aproximadamente el mismo alcance - tanto si la energia de los protones es superior a 1 GeV o inferior a este valor - y que el alcance de los isotopos de ese mismo elemento deficientes en neutrones disminuye a la mitad aproximadamente, cuando la energia de los protones supera 1 GeV. El autor pone de manifiesto que esta disminucion del alcance se produce de una manera bastante brusca, proporcionando una funcion escalonada para la curva del alcance en funcion de la masa isotopica del yodo. Los isotopos deficientes en neutrones cuyo alcance disminuye para una energia de los protones superior a 1 GeV son los mismos para los que se ha observado un fuerte aumento de su funcion de excitacion por encima de 1 GeV. De forma analoga, se comportan, en cuanto al alcance, los isotopos del bromo. La curva de rendimiento isotopico del bromo procedente del uranio presenta las mismas caracteristicas principales que la curva correspondiente al yodo. El fuerte aumento en

  17. Study of Fluidized-Bed Control Rods; Etude de Barres de Controle Fluidisees; Izuchenie reguliruyushchej sistemy, ispol'zuyushchej suspenziyu pogloshchayushchikh chastits; Estudio Sobre Barras de Control de Lecho Fluidificado

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    Blair, D. J. [General Nuclear Engineering Corporation, Dunedin, FL (United States); Driscoll, M. J.; Dalton, G. R.; Parkinson, T. F. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    1964-06-15

    'obtenir des caracteristiques hydrauliques et nucleaires acceptables. Il s'est avere possible de controler des reacteurs de faible puissance en utilisant des barres de controle fluidisees a transmission ou a reflection. Il est apparu, en outre, que la formule FBCR a de bonnes caracteristiques de controle qui peuvent etre calculees par les methodes theoriques habituelles. Pour les reacteurs de grande puissance et a temperature elevee, il faudra obtenir des renseignements supplementaires sur les caracteristiques du materiau en particules. L'un des grands avantages de la formule FBCR est d'offrir la possibilite de modifier le flux axial soit en utilisant des particules de dimensions ou d'absorption variables soit en donnant une forme appropriee a la section horizontale de la barre. (author) [Spanish] En ocasiones anteriores se habia propuesto regular los reactores nucleares utilizando barras de control de lecho fluidificado (FBCR), pero pese a sus ventajas aparentes con respecto a los sistemas electromecanicos, no se les ha prestado mucha atencion. Con arreglo al concepto FBCR, el sistema de control del reactor se convierte en un dispositivo de regulacion de caudal por medio de bombas de velocidad variable o de valvulas accionadas por motor en el circuito principal de refrigerante. Como alternativa, pueden utilizarse tuberias de desviacion en el cuerpo, analogas a los sistemas de control que ahora se construyen para los reactores de lecho fluidificado. Las barras FBCR ofrecen, entre otras, las siguientes ventajas: 1. Puede suprimirse la mayor parte de los orificios de la parte superior del recipiente de presion y se simplifica la recarga de combustible. 2. Toda disminucion anomala del caudal provoca una interrupcion instantanea de caracter automatico. 3. El flujo axial puede conformarse mediante el empleo de canales de perfil especial o de particulas de tamaflo variable. 4. Es posible reducir la intensificacion del flujo en el espacio de agua al extraer parcialmente la barra de

  18. Electron-Exchange Reactions of Aromatic Molecules; Echanges d'Electrons de Molecules Aromatiques; Reaktsii ehlektronnogo obmena aromaticheskikh molekul; Reacciones de Intercambio Electronico en Moleculas Aromaticas

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    Malachesky, P. A.; Miller, T. A.; Layloff, T.; Adams, R. N. [University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States)

    1965-10-15

    probablemento a la estructura molecular y al medio. En los sistemas de hidrocarburos como el antraceno/anion antraceno la velocidad de intercambio es muy elevada, siendo los valores de k{sub exc} del orden de 10{sup 8} a 10{sup 9} l mol{sup -1} s{sup -1}. Las velocidades son tambien elevadas para algunos compuestos aromaticos sustituidos, como quinonas y nitrilos. Sin embargo, en presencia de un fuerte aceptor de electrones, como el grupo nitro del nitrobenceno, el valor de k{sub exc} es 10 veces menor. Es posible correlacionar las variaciones de k{sub exc} e n la serie del nitrobenceno con la densidad de electrones no apareados en funcion de las constantes de acoplamiento del {sup 14}N en los espectros de resonancia paramagnetica de los electrones. Asimismo, las series nitroaromaticas presentan considerables variaciones de k{sub exc} segun el solvente empleado. Estas variaciones pueden vincularse con los resultados de recientes estudios del efecto de solvatacion sobre las constantes de acoplamiento hiperfinas. Marcus ha estudiado recientemente la, teoria de la transferencia quumca y electroquimica de electrones y propuesto correlaciones entre k{sub exc} y k{sub el}. Los autores han medido k{sub el}, especialmente en el nitrobenceno, en condiciones experimentales lo mas analogas posibles a las de los estudios por resonancia paramagnetica de los electrones. Las investigaciones electroquimicas se efectuaron con corriente continua estabilizada para eliminar, algunas de las indeterminaciones inherentes a las tecnicas de relajacion electroquimica. Se utilizaron como electrodos discos giratorios a baja temperatura. Los efectos del solvente en el valor de k{sub el} (en el caso nitrobenceno) son identicos a los observados respecto de k{sub exc}. No obstante, existen considerables discrepancias entre los valores de k{sub el} observados y los previstos segun la teoria de Marcus. Se examinan algunas explicaciones plausibles de estas discrepancias. (author) [Russian] Imeetsja bol

  19. The Reactions of Hot Fluorine-18 with Gaseous Carbon Tetrafluoride; Reactions des Atomes {sup 18}F Chauds avec le Tetrafluorure de Carbone en Phase Gazeuse; Reaktsii goryachikh atomov ftora-18 s gazovoj fazoj tetraftormetana; Reacciones de Atomos Calientes de Fluor-18 con Tetrafluoruro de Carbono Gaseoso

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    Colebourne, N.; Todd, J. F.J.; Wolfgang, R. [Yale University, New Haven, CT (United States)

    1965-04-15

    con tetrafluoruro de carbono. Se expusieron muestras gaseosas al haz de 40 a 60 MeV (maximo) de radiaciones de frenado del acelerador de electrones de la Universidad de Yale. En virtud de la reaccion {sup 19}F ({gamma}, n) {sup 18}F se produce {sup 18}F con una energia cinetica del orden de 10{sup 5} a 10{sup 6} eV. Estas especies pierden energia por choque y se espera que alcancen el intervalo de energias 'quimicas' (< 100 eV) como atomos en el estado fundamental. Se comprobo que el etileno constituye un buen depurador para los atomos de {sup 18}F termicos. El analisis de los productos se efectuo por tecnicas corrientes de radiocromatografia en fase gaseosa. Se encontro que el sistema es bastante sensible a los danos producidos por radiaciones externas, por lo que se adoptaron precauciones para evitar la penetracion de estas. Se observaron reacciones de desplazamiento calientes analogas a las que se producen con hidrogeno caliente, pero de rendimiento mucho menos elevado, {sup 18}F + {sup 4}CF --> CF{sub 3}{sup 18}F + F, {sup 18}F + CF{sub 4} --> CF{sub 2}{sup 18}F + (F + F), No fue posible estudiar directamente la reaccion de abstraccion {sup 18}F + CF{sub 4} --> CF{sub 3} + F{sup 18}F. pero pruebas indirectas sugieren que su rendimiento es tambien reducido. Se ha estudiado detalladamente el efecto de un moderador sobre el sistema {sup 18}F + CF{sub 4}. Los datos experimentales se analizaron con ayuda de la teoria cinetica de las reacciones calientes. Se encontro que el sistema se ajusta a este formalismo, lo cual confirma cuantitativamente la interpretacion actual de los resultados. Los sistemas tetrafluoruro de carbono y metano han servido de.base para formular algunas hipotesis sobre los mecanismos de reaccion de los atomos calientes de fluor. A juicio de los autores, el modelo establecido para los atomos calientes de hidrogeno puede, con ciertas modificaciones logicas, aplicarse a dichos sistemas. (author) [Russian] Soobshhaetsja o reakcijah gorjachih atomov F

  20. Stability of RNA and DNA in Bone Marrow Cells, Demonstrated with Tritiated Cytidine and Thymidine; Emploi de la Cytidine et de la Thymidine Tritiees pour Demontrer la Stabilite de l'ARN et l'ADN dans les Cellules de la Moelle Osseuse; 0421 0442 0430 0414 ; Estudio de la Estabilidad de los Acidos Ribonucleico y Desoxirribonucleico de las Celulas de la Medula Osea, Utilizando Citidina y Timidina Tritiadas

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    Bond, V. P.; Feinendegen, L. E.; Cronkite, E. P. [Medical Research Centre, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long Island, NY (United States)

    1962-02-15

    actividad del indicador concuerda con las pendientes obtenidas. Dicha velocidad se calculo en funcion de la cinetica de poblaciones celulares de la medula osea de la rata, estudiadas separadamente mediante timidina-{sup 3}H y autorradiografias, suponiendo que la renovacion del ARN y del ADN son nulas y que las perdidas de indicador solo se producen por division y maduracion de las celulas. Los resultados indican que las celulas de la medula osea retienen el ARN soluble y macromolecular, una vez sintetizado, de manera analoga al ADN. El ARN y el ADN recientemente formados solo se diluyen en las celulas por division de las mismas. (author) [Russian] Issledovalsja metabolizm DNK i RNK s ispol'zovaniem tritirovannogo timidina (H{sup 3}Th), special'noj pervichnoj chasticy dlja DNK i tritirovannogo citidina (N{sup 3}Su) obychnoj pervichnoj chasticy kak dlja RNK, tak i dlja DNK. S pomoshh'ju N{sup 3}Su radioavtograficheskim putem v edinoj kletke opredeljalos' differencirovannoe vvedenie v RNK i DNK ili rastvorimoe soedinenie i/ili himicheskim putem differencirovannoj jekstraciej s ispol'zovaniem sootvetstvujushhej obrabotki hlornoj kislotoj - dlja kletochnyh populjacij. Pervichnye issledovanija krugovorota v kletke Hela s pomoshh'ju N{sup 3}Su pokazali rol' pervichnoj chasticy jadernoj RNK dlja citoplazmennoj RNK. Konservacija i raspredelenie indikatora vo frakcii RNK soglaso- valis' s osnovnoj mikromolekuljarnoj stabil'nost'ju RNK, a nepreryvnoe vvedenie indikatora vo- frakciju DNK soglasovalos' s nalichiem poslednej pervichnoj chasticy dlja DNK. Podobnye zhe rezul'taty nabljudalis' v nezrelyh kletkah kostnogo mozga krysy, kotorye iseledovalis' bolee 7 dnej posle vnut- rivennogo vvedenija N{sup 3}Su. Razmer aktivnosti tritija v rastvorimoj kislote, frakcijah RNK i DNK opredeljalsja himicheskim putem i/ili radioavtograficheski. Najdeno, chto tri krivye parallel'nym mezhdusoboj s pervogo dnja posle in{sup e}- kcii i parallel'ny krivym dlja tritievogo indikatora v DNK

  1. Action of Mercaptan and Disulfide in Hydrogen Atom Exchange Reactions; Action des Thioalcools et des Disulfures dans les Reactions d'Echange d'Atomes d'Hydrogene; Vozdejstvie merkaptanov i disul'fidov v reaktsiyakh obmena atoma vodoroda; Accion de los Mercaptanos y Disulfuros en las Reacciones de Intercambio del Hidrogeno Atomico

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    Cohen, S. G. [Brandeis University Waltham, MA (United States)

    1965-10-15

    que no es en cadena y que pasa por los radicales (C{sub 6}H{sub 5}){sub 2}C-OH and (CH{sub 3}){sub 2}COH. La reaccion se retarda y se inhibe mediante mercaptanos y disulfuros, que reconvierten los radicales en los productos iniciales por medio de reacciones rapidas de transferencia de hidrogeno y que recobran sus estados de valencia primitivos; en ese proceso, cada molecula de compuesto sulfurado anula los efectos qufmicos de numerosos cuantos: (C{sub 6}H{sub 5}){sub 2}C-OH + AS' -> (C{sub 6}H{sub 5}){sub 2}C = O + ASH; (CH{sub 3}){sub 2}C-OH + ASH -> (CH{sub 3}){sub 2}C = 0 + AS'. La prueba de este mecanismo se halla en los siguientes procesos que se observan durante la inhibicion: equili- bratniento del mecaptano o disulfuro inicialmente presentes, racemizacion del alcohol opticamente activo e intercambio de deuterio. Se observa una inhibicion analoga cuando solo se forma un radical intermedio, como en los sistemas benzofenona-benzhidrol y acetofenona-alcohol-{alpha}-metilbencflico. La accion inhibidora de los compuestos sulfurados que obedece al mismo mecanismo, se observa en la transformacion de la benzofenona en benzopinacol, inducida por los rayos gamma del {sup 60}Co; si bien el naftaleno interrumpe la reaccion fotoquimica, no ejerce efecto protector alguno sobre la benzofenona en ese sistema. Asi, pues, la proteccion de los solutos contra las dafios radioinducidos mediante compuestos de azufre se debe a reacciones de transferencia de atomos de hidrogeno. Los compuestos sulfurados tambien inhiben en virtud de reacciones de transferencia de atomos de hidrogeno, la fotorreduccion de la benzofenona en eteres. Se observa en este sistema (a diferencia de los sistemas cetona- alcohol) un mecanismo por el cual los compuestos sulfurados pueden consumirse de manera irreversible. Esto conduce a un periodo de induccion en lugar de un retardo permanente; cada molecula de compuesto de azufre anula los efectos de unos 15 cuantos. (author) [Russian] Reakcii so svobodnymi

  2. Studies of the Solid and Liquid Phases of HF, HCl and HBr by Slow-Neutron Inelastic Scattering; Etude des Phases Solide et Liquide de HF, HCl Et HBr par la Diffusion Inelastique des Neutrons Lents; 0418 0417 0423 0427 0415 041d 0418 0415 0422 0412 0415 0420 0414 042b 0425 0418 0416 0418 0414 041a 0418 0425 0424 0410 0417 HF, HCl I HBr 0421 041f 041e 041c 041e 0429 042c 042e 041d 0415 0423 041f 0420 0423 0413 041e 0413 041e 0420 0410 0421 0421 0415 042f 041d 0418 042f 041c 0415 0414 041b 0415 041d 041d 042b 0425 041d 0415 0419 0422 0420 041e 041d 041e 0412 ; Estudio de las Fases Solida y Liquida del HF, HCl Y HBr por Dispersion Inelastica de Neutrones Lentos

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    Boutin, H. [Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, NJ (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States); Safford, G. J. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States)

    1965-06-15

    frecuencia de deformacion v{sub 2} del grupo F-H* * F en el HF solido, y se ha correlacionado con frecuencias analogas en los iones H{sub 2}F{sub 3}{sup -} y HFJ como una funcion de la distancia F-F. Ademas, el maximo ensanchado que se observa a 0,007 eV se ha atribuido a un movimiento rotatorio del grupo F-H' F alrededor del enlace F-F. Los autores tratan tambien del espectro del HF liquido en lo que respecta a esos movimientos. Han comparado los datos ya mencionados, relativos al HF, con los espectros del HCI liquido (180 Degree-Sign K), de las fases solidas I y III del HCI (143 y 85 Degree-Sign K, respectivamente), del HBr liquido (193 Degree-Sign K) y de las fases solidas I y II del HBr (153 y 103 Degree-Sign K, respectivamente). La mayor complejidad que esos espectros ofrecen en comparacion con el del HF puede atribuirse a un menor grado de asociacion, lo que es de esperar dada la decreciente electronegatividad del anion. El estudio sistematico de estos espectros en las diversas fases y a distintas temperaturas permite distinguir entre los movimientos de baja frecuencia, caracteristicos de la red o de una cadena de enlaces hidrogeno, y aquellos movimientos de baja frecuencia en los que intervienen interacciones de los atomos mas proximos o fuerzas de corto alcance. Los resultados de estas mediciones concuerdan con los datos acerca del espectro infrarrojo obtenidos previamente, e indican que el enlace hidrogeno constituye un importante factor para explicar los espectros del HCI y del HBr en fase solida. No obstante, esos datos no responden a las teorias que explican las fases solidas de esos compuestos unicamente en funcion de disposiciones dipolares simples o de interacciones de largo alcance en las que interviene el momento dipolar de una sola unidad en interaccion con un campos electrico de intensidad media. (author) [Russian] Zhidkie i tverdye fazy HF, HCl i NVg izuchalis' mezhdu 30 i 1200 sm{sup -1} pri pomoshhi neuprugogo rassejanija holodnyh nejtronov (0,005 jev

  3. Perspectives for the Use of Ionizing Radiation in the Decontamination (Salmonella Radicidation) of Some Frozen Proteinaceous Foods and Dry Mixed Feed Ingredients; Perspectives de l'Emploi des Rayonnements pour la Decontamination (Radicidation de Salmonella) de Certains Aliments Proteiques Congeles et des Constituants de Melanges Alimentaires Secs pour Animaux; Perspektivy ispol'zovaniya ioniziruyushchego izlucheniya dlya unichtozheniya bakterij (Gruppy Salmonella) nekotorykh zamorozhennykh belkovykh osnovnykh pishchevykh produktov i sukhikh komponentov smeshannogo'fura; Radiodescontaminacion (Radicidacion de la Salmonella) de Algunos Alimentos Proteicos Basicos Congelados y de Componentes de Alimentos Secos para Animales

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    Mossel, D. A.A. [Central Institute for Nutrition and Food Research T.N.O., Zeist (Netherlands)

    1966-11-15

    los productos proteicos congelados y deshidratados: pollos, harina de pescado, mezclas de alimentos para animales. Si por razones de comodidad analitica, se prefiriese un ensayo negativo de Enterobacteriaciae para un numero representativo de muestras del orden de 10 g de sustancias radicidadas, habria que aumentar algo la dosis, que seria entonces de 1,0 Mrad como maximo, para las mezclas de alimentos destinados a los animales, que en principio contienen un numero mas elevado de cepas pigmentadas de Enterobacteriaciae relativamente radiorresistentes. Con las dosis ensayadas no se ha observado ningun efecto perjudicial de las radiaciones en los animales de laboratorio utilizados (ratas y, en menor medida, cerdos jovenes). Puede iniciarse ya la tercera etapa, que consistira en experimentos de descontaminacion en escala comercial efectuados en las zonas de produccion. Algunos paises latinoamericanos tales como la Argentina y el Peru podrian ser las regiones mas adecuadas para efectuar los primeros ensayos de esta indole, pues figuran entre los mayores exportadores de algunos de los productos que con frecuencia estan contaminados por las Salmonellae (carne de caballo congelada y desosada, harinas de pescado y de semilla de algodon), y al mismo tiempo disponen de laboratorios bien equipados y de personal competente. Para estos ensayos puede utilizarse con exito una fuente de {sup 60}Co de 50 000 Ci o un aparato de rayos X de capacidad analoga. Se han elaborado ya, o se estan ensayando en planta piloto, algunas techicas de evaluacion microbiologica para controlar la eficacia de este tipo de irradiacion. Por ultimo, siempre que sea posible, habra que comparar experimentalmente las ventajas de esta radicidacion con otros metodos tradicionales de tratamiento, por ejemplo, la descontaminacion por el calor al fabricar aglomerados con ingredientes de los alimentos de animales. Esto permitira que las industrias interesadas tomen sus decisiones al terminar los primeros ensayos en

  4. Legislation and Identification of Irradiated Foodstuffs; Reglementation et Identification des Denrees Irradiees; Zakonodatel'stvo po obluchennym pishchevym produktam i metody ikh identifikatsii; Legislacion y'Identificacion de los Alimentos Irradiados

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    Lafontaine, A. [Institut d' Hygiene et d' Epidemiologie, Ministere de la Sante Publique, Bruxelles (Belgium)

    1966-11-15

    perjuicio de derogaciones progresivas a medida que vayan progresando los conocimientos. En los apartados b y c del articulo 64.1 del real decreto de 28 de febrero de 1963 se prohibe anadir sustancias radiactivas a los productos alimenticios o tratarlos con radiaciones ionizantes. Ya en la actualidad, el articulo 65 (apartados a y b) preve una excepcion siempre que la incorporacion o el tratamiento se efectuen con fines de investigacion y con una autorizacion explicita del Ministerio de Sanidad Publica. El articulo 64.2 prohibe tambien la importacion, retencion y transporte de productos alimenticios a los que se hayan anadido sustancias radiactivas o que hayan sido tratados con radiaciones ionizantes. Se han adoptado disposiciones prohibitivas analogas con respecto a dos productos afines a los articulos alimenticios: los medicamentos y los suministros medicos tratados con radiaciones ionizantes. No obstante, con miras a una liberalizacion progresiva, se propone una gran flexibilidad en lo que respecta a los suministros medicos. Pese a la incertidumbre que continua existiendo en ciertos medios cientificos en cuanto a la salubridad de los alimentos irradiados, es probable que ciertos procedimientos sean admitidos en plazo mas o menos breve. Algunos paises han autorizado ya el consumo de diferentes alimentos irradiados y cabe prever que el circuito comercial tendera a rebasar las fronteras nacionales. Por otra parte, es indispensable tener la posibilidad de verificar que los procedimienros autorizados no se aplican indebidamente a articulos para los que no han sido previstos y que se respetan las dosis establecidas. Es decir, se plantea, en el plano nacional y en el internacional, el problema de la identificacion de los productos irradiados y, eventualmente, el de la comprobacion de la dosis de radiacion administrada. El inventario de los metodos que se podrian aplicar muestra la variedad de las maneras de abordar la cuestion: medicion del estado paramagnetico del atomo

  5. Applications of Fluorine-18 in Biological Studies with Special Reference to Bone and Thyroid Physiology; Emploi du Fluor-18 dans des Études Biologiques, Notamment sur la Physiologie des Os et de la Thyroïde; ИСПОЛЬЗОВАНИЕ ФТОРА-18 В БИОЛОГИЧЕСКИХ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЯХ С УДЕЛЕНИЕМ ОСОБОГО ВНИМАНИЯ ВОПРОСАМ ФИЗИОЛОГИИ КОСТЕЙ И ФИЗИОЛОГИИ ПИТОВИДНОЙ ЖЕЛЕЗЫ; Aplicaciones del Fluor-18 en Estudios Biologicos, con Especial Referencia a la Fisiologia del Esqueleto y de la Tiroides

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    Anbar, M. [Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); IAEC Soreq Research Establishment, Rehovot (Israel)

    1963-03-15

    4} estimula la accion inhibidora que ejercen sobre la captacion de yodo los iones hierro, cobre, cinc, cadmio, fluoruro, tiocianiato y otros, demostrando que en ella interviene la funcion de captacion. En una serie analoga de experimentos, se encontro que los compuestos sulfhidrilicos y las azidas incrementan la captacion de fluoroborato, aunque disminuyen la captacion total de yodo. Seguidamente, se demostro que la funcion de captacion es menos radiosensible que las funciones de formacion y liberacion de tiroxina. Otra aplicacion muy distinta de los iones fluoroborato marcados con {sup 18}F fue la localizacion de tumores cerebrales por exploracion direccional de coincidencias en la que se aprovecha la baja permeabilidad para estos iones de la barrera sangre- cerebro intacta. Se prepararon agentes de quelacion fluoroaromaticos marcados con {sup 18}F y se aplicaron a problemas de fisiologia de tejido oseo. Para estudiar la permeabilidad a traves de membranas biologicas, se emplearon colorantes aromaticos vitales marcados con {sup 18}F. Se han preparado antimeiabolitos que contienen fluor, marcados con {sup 18}F, entre otros, el 5-fluorouracilo y el acido fluoroorotico y se han aplicado al estudio de problemas fisiologicos e investigaciones sobre el cancer. (author) [Russian] V techenie poslednih treh let ftor-18 primenjaetsja v nashej laboratorii dlja razlichnyh biologicheskih i medicinskih issledovanij. Razrabotany metody poluchenija ftora v rezul'tate reakcij s O{sup 16} (p, n), O{sup 15} (H{sup 3}, p), i F{sup 18} (n, 2 ,). Soedinenija, mechennye radioaktivnym ftorom, byli poducheny metodom izotopnogo obmena sinteza, mechenija otdachej i uderzhivaniem ftora vo ftoroorganicheskih soedinenijah v rezul'tate reakcii (p,2 p). Razrabotana special'naja tehnika scheta nizkogo urovnja aktivnosti dlja raboty s malymi aktivnostjami indikatornyh kolichestv organicheskih ftoristyh soedinenij. Iony ftora-18 byli ispol'zovany pri izuchenii fiziologii kostej. Bylo obnaruzheno

  6. Plasma-Column Equilibrium in Tokamak-5; L'Equilibre d'une Colonne de Plasma dans l'Installation Tokamak-5; Issledovanie ravnovesiya plazmennogo shnura na ustanovke Tokamak-5; El Equilibrio de una Columna de Plasma en la Instalacion 'Tokamak-5'

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    Muhovatov, V. S. [Institut Atomnoj Ehnergii, Im. I.V. Kurchatova, Moskva, SSSR (Russian Federation)

    1966-04-15

    . Se preparo un experimento para estimar la importancia de la contribucion al mantenimiento del equilibrio de la columna de plasma en el Tokamak, que es debido al mecanismo de cortocircuito de las corrientes de deriva por el diafragma conductor. A este fin, se dividio el diafragma en seis segmentos, aislados unos de otros. En el proceso de la descarga, con B{sub z} = 0, entre los segmentos superiores y los inferiores se observo una diferencia de potencial unipolar, casi de un orden de magnitud mayor que la temperatura electronica, calculada a partir de la conductividad electrica media del plasma. Para el valor optimo de B{sub z}, la diferencia de potencial era casi nula y, con un aumento posterior de B{sub z}, cambiaba de signo. Se observo una dependencia analoga, respecto de B{sub z}, en el caso de las corrientes que circulaban entre los segmentos al cerrar el circuito mediante resistencias de algunos ohmios. El contacto electrico de todos los segmentos entre sf, no producia una variacion apreciable de la magnitud del desplazamiento de la columna de plasma, ni de otras caracteristicas de la descarga. El valor, que se ha medido, de la corriente entre segmentos, no es suficiente para explicar la disparidad antes mencionada, tanto mas cuanto que se observa tambien estando los segmentos aislados. Se examinan las causas posibles de dicha discrepancia y los motivos de la aparicion de la gran diferencia de potencial entre los segmentos. (author) [Russian] Rabota posvjashhena issledovaniju uslovij ravnovesija plazmennogo shnura v ustanovke Toka- mak-5. Jeta ustanovka imeet sledujushhie parametry: bol'shoj radius mednogo kozhuha V = 62,5 sm, ego malyj radius b = 25 sm, malyj radius lajnera -20 sm, radius otverstija diafragmy - 15 sm (centr otverstija diafragmy i centr poperechnogo sechenija kozhuha sovpadajut), naprjazhennost' prodol'nogo magnitnogo polja B{sub 0} =6 Division-Sign 12 kje, velichina toka v plazme J = 15 Division-Sign 20 ka. Opyty provodilis' pri nachal

  7. Review of the United States Army Wholesomeness of Irradiated Food Program (1955-1966); Apercu du Programme d'Etudes de l'Armee des Etats Unis sur la Comestibilite des Produits Alimentaires Irradies (1955-1966); Obzor programmy Amerikanskoj armii po voprosu sokhraneniya vkusovykh i pitatel'nykh'kachestv obluchennykh pishchevykh produktov (1955-1966); Programa del Ejercito de Los Estados Unidos Relativo a la Comestibilidad de los Alimentos Irradiados

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    Raica, N. Jr. [United States Army Medical Research And Nutrition Laboratory, Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, CO (United States); Howie, D. L. [United States Army Medical Research and Development Command, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington, DC (United States)

    1966-11-15

    proporcion de 32% a 100%. Se llego a las siguientes conclusiones: a) los alimentos irradiados con rayos gamma o con electrons de 10 MeV, en dosis de 5,6 Mrad como maximo, sori tan comestibles como los alimentos no irradiados; b) en general, las perdidas de vitaminas por'irradiacion son analogas a las que produce el tratamiento termico; c) en los alimentos irradiados con cobalto-60 o con electrones de 10 MeV no existe radiactividad inducida detectable; d). los alimentos irradiados son, en general, tan aceptables como los no irradiados. En vista de estas conclusiones, la autoridad competente de los Estados Unidos ha aprobado la irradiacion de los siguientes alimentos: tocino, dosis de 4,5 Mrad, cobalto-60 o electrones de 10 MeV; trigo y derivados, dosis de 50 krad, cobalto-60; patatas, dosis de 10 krad, electrones de 2 MeV; Se estan estudiando o tramitando otras autorizaciones. (author) [Russian] Armija SShA shiroko izuchala mnogie voprosy, kasajushhiesja primenenija ionizirujushhego obluchenija dlja sohranenija pishhevyh produktov. . Rassmatrivajutsja dannye, otvechajushhie na vopros o sohranenii vkusovyh i pitatel'nyh.kachestv(s tochki zrenija toksikologii, pitatel'nosti i, chastichno, mikrobiologicheskoj bezopasnosti) obluchennyh pishhevyh produktov. Bylo zaversheno izuchenie rezul'tatov dlitel'nogo kormljonija zhivotnyh i pokazano, chto obluchennye pishhevye produkt sohranjajut svoi kachestva v toj zhe stepeni, i, kak pravilo, tak zhe prjjomlemy, kak'i pishhevye produkty, obrabotannye obychnym sposobom. Dannye byli polucheny blagodarja usilijam bolee-30 universitetskih, kommercheskih i pravitel'stvennyh laboratorij i vkljuchajut v sebja rezul'taty kormlenija obluchennymi pishhevymi produktami (mjaso, ryba, frukty, juvoshhi i -dr. - vsego 21: vid) 15 000 myshej, 5000 roditel'skih pokolenij krys, 300 sobak i 37 obez'jan. Kak pravilo, produkty byli oblucheny dozami do 2,79 i 5,58 megarada. Istochnikami obluchenija sluzhili otrabotavshie toplivnye, sterzhni, ustanovki s kobal