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  1. Efeito da luz no crescimento de mudas de Hymenaea parvifolia Huber Effect of light intensity on Hymenaea pavifolia huber seedling growth

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    Breno Marques da Silva e Silva

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar o efeito da intensidade de luz no crescimento de mudas de Hymenaea parvifolia Huber., bem como inferir sobre o seu grau de tolerância à sombra. Para tal, foi instalado um experimento em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro tratamentos (níveis de luz: pleno sol (PS, 50% de sombreamento, 70% de sombreamento e sombreamento natural (SN. Os níveis de 50 e 70% de sombreamento foram obtidos com o uso de telas de polipropileno preto, e o sombreamento natural constituiu a luminosidade natural sob um dossel fechado de floresta. Cada tratamento foi constituído de 10 repetições. Plantas sob sombreamento (50% e 70% de sombreamento apresentaram maior altura, área foliar e razão de área foliar e poucas diferenças no acúmulo de massa seca quando comparadas com plantas mantidas a pleno sol. Como conseqüência, poucas diferenças foram observadas na taxa de crescimento relativo das mudas desses tratamentos. Todavia, mudas mantidas sob sombreamento natural foram as que exibiram menor taxa de crescimento relativo e taxa assimilatória líquida. Em conjunto, os resultados indicaram que Hymenaea parvifolia foi capaz de se ajustar para maximizar a aquisição de luz mesmo em condição muito limitante, como a proporcionada pelo sombreamento natural, e a produção de mudas dessa espécie vegetal pode ser realizada em viveiro desde a pleno sol, como a 50% ou 70% de sombreamento.The objective of this work was to determine the effect of light intensity on the growth of Hymenaea parvifolia Huber seedlings as well as to infer on their degree of shade tolerance. Thus, an experiment was carried out in a completely randomized design, with four treatments (light levels: full sun (FS, 50% shading, 70% shading and natural shading (NS. The 50% and 70% shading levels were reached with the use of black polypropylene screens and the natural shading consisted of natural luminosity under a closed forest canopy. Each

  2. PROPIEDADES TECNOLÓGICAS DE LA MADERA DE ALGARROBO (Hymenaea oblongifolia Huber., DE BAGADÓ-CHOCÓ, COLOMBIA

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    Yessica B. Serna Mosquera

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo determinar las propiedades tecnológicas de la madera de Hymenaea oblongifolia Huber algarrobo, proveniente del municipio de Bagadó-Chocó, Colombia. Las muestras tomadas de los árboles (cilindros de la madera fueron estudiadas para determinar las características microscópicas, la densidad básica y la densidad normal; además, se estimaron las propiedades mecánicas utilizando los valores de densidad básica. Los resultados indicaron que la madera presenta vasos escasos -de medianos a grandes-, las fibras son medianas y los radios son finos a moderadamente largos con células cristalíferas, presenta mala calidad para producción de pulpa para papel, la densidad básica de la madera se clasificó como semipesada, y presenta una resistencia mecánica que varía de alta a muy alta. Puede utilizarse en la elaboración de pisos, muebles y mangos decorativos, entre otros usos.

  3. Current state of knowledge on the traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of the genus Hymenaea.

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    Boniface, Pone Kamdem; Baptista Ferreira, Sabrina; Roland Kaiser, Carlos

    2017-07-12

    Plants of the genus Hymenaea (Fabaceae) are used in South American and Asian traditional medicines to treat a multitude of disorders, like cough, diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal colic, pulmonary weakness, asthma, anemia, sore throat, and for the treatment of kidney problems, viral related disorders, chronic cystitis, bronchitis, and bladder infections. Some Hymenaea species are also used as vermifuge, and for the treatment of arthritis, and inflammation conditions. This review deals with updated information on the traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of ethnomedicinally important Hymenaea species in order to provide an input for the future research prospects. Literature available in various recognized databases including Google Scholar, PubMed, SciFinder, Scopus, Springer, Wiley, ACS, Scielo and Web of Science, as well as from theses, dissertations, books, reports, and other relevant websites (www.theplantlist.org), are surveyed, analysed, and included in this review. Herein, the literature related to chemical constituents and pharmacological activities were searched in November 2016. The literature provided information on ethnopharmacological uses of the South American and African species of the genus Hymenaea (e.g., H. courbaril, H. stigonocarpa, H. onblogifolia, H. martiana, H. parvifolia (South America) and H. verrucosa (African species)) for the treatment of multi-factorial diseases. From these plant species, more than 130 compounds, including fatty acids, flavonoids, terpenoids and steroids, phthalides, phenolic acids, procyanidins and coumarins were identified. Experimental evidences confirmed that the Hymenaea spp. could be used in treating inflammatory disorders, asthma, diarrhea, and some microbial infections. However, reports on the toxicity of Hymenaea species remain scarce. Plants of this genus have offered bioactive samples, both from crude extracts and pure compounds, thus substantiating their effectiveness in traditional medicine

  4. Dehnung des Diskurses – Therese Hubers Beziehungsmodell

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    Barbara Gribnitz

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available In der Dissertation aus dem Umfeld der Osnabrücker „Arbeitsstelle Therese Huber“ wird am Beispiel des Briefwechsels Therese Hubers mit Emil von Herder nach dem „kreativen Potential des Subjekts“ (S. 5 im Umgang mit dem Geschlechterdiskurs gefragt. Wulbusch analysiert Therese Hubers Beziehungsmodell, dessen Ziel es war, ‚weibliche‘ Freiräume, die jedoch die Geschlechterhierarchie nicht verletzen, zu schaffen. Eine interessante Studie, der eine klarere begrifflich-methodische Durchdringung zu wünschen gewesen wäre.

  5. ent-Beyerane diterpenoids from the heartwood of Excoecaria parvifolia.

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    Grace, Mary H; Faraldos, Juan A; Lila, Mary Ann; Coates, Robert M

    2007-02-01

    Chromatographic fractionations of the toluene extract of the heartwood of Excoecaria parvifolia collected in Australia resulted in the isolation of 12 beyerane diterpenes (1-12), and the triterpene, lupeol. Four of the isolated diterpenoids (5-7 and 12) have unusual structures: ent-3-oxa-beyer-15-en-2-one, (5); ent-15,16-epoxy-2-hydroxy-19-norbeyer-1,4-dien-3-one (6); methyl ent-2,4-seco-15,16-epoxy-4-oxo-3,19-dinorbeyer-15-en-2-oate (7); and ent-2,17-dihydroxy-19-norbeyer-1,4,15-trien-3-one (12). The structures were established by spectroscopic analyses, NMR data comparisons with similar diterpenes, and chemical correlations. All the diterpenes are assumed to have the same absolute configuration as the co-occurring (+)-stachenol (4). Diosphenol 2 and nor-lactone 5 exhibited significant potency in bioassays for cytotoxic activity against leukemia cells (L1210). Plausible biosynthetic pathways are proposed to explain the origin of the diterpene metabolites.

  6. Huber effect and its application to micromotors

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    Shen, Yullia; Tay, Boon K.; Thompson, Benjamin; Soong, Wen L.; Davis, Bruce R.; Abbott, Derek

    1999-09-01

    The micromotor is an extremely small device a few millimeters or less in size. Micromotors in the order of microns are realized by MEMS technology. Important applications in biomedicine include ultrasound probes for blood vessels, microrobots for colon intervention, smart pills and nanolitre pumps. Other uses include actuator for MOEMS and small variable capacitors. One exciting implication of micromotors is that they can be powered by rectifying mechanical vibrations. MEMS are playing an important role in our daily life as these systems are widely used in optics, communication and information systems, fluidics, biotechnology and medicine, scanning probe microscopes, automobiles and aerospace. There are a number technical challenges with micromotors, including the need to reduce stiction and increase torque. The precise geometry of the motor is usually tightly coupled to the stiction effect - the sticking of adjacent surfaces after release due to static friction. Piezoelectric, electrostatic and electromagnetic effects have been investigated to produce the electromotive force for the micromotor. However, we propose a micromotor design based on the Huber effect, as this will allow a new range of geometries and hence possibilities for managing stiction. To date, there have been no reported attempts at using the Huber effect, and this is possibly due to it being a poorly understood phenomenon. The reason for this is that large motors that utilize the Huber effect are self-destructive and hence have never been reliably characterized. Such motors are shown to be able to operate form a dc or ac source, and this property may be valuable in some MEMS applications.

  7. Alkaloids from Duguetia flagellaris Huber (Annonaceae); Alcaloides de Duguetia flagellaris Huber (Annonaceae)

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    Navarro, V.R.; Sette, I.M.F.; Da-Cunha, E.V.L.; Silva, M.S.; Barbosa Filho, J.M. [Paraiba Univ., Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil). Lab. de Tecnologia Farmaceutica; Maia, J.G.S. [Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belem, PA (Brazil). Dept. de Botanica

    2001-04-01

    Ten aporphine alkaloids were isolated from ethanol extract of leaves, thin branches and stem bark of Duguetia flagellaris Huber (Annonceae); they were identified by {sup 1} H and {sup 13} C NMR spectroscopic techniques; five were aporphine strictu sensu: nornuciferine (1), isopiline (2), O-methylisopiline (3), calycinine (3), duguevanine (5), and five 7-hydroxyaporphines: pachypodanthine (6), oliveroline {beta}-N-oxide (8), oliveridine (9), and duguetine (10). Alkaloids 2, 6, 7 and 8 are being cited for the first time in Duguetia genus. This study also includes a literature review of the chemical constituents of the genus Duguetia, predominantly aporphine alkaloids, all isolated from plants that occur in South America. (author)

  8. Ralph L. Huber, DMD: forgotten inventor of the "Tuohy" needle.

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    Lubisich, Josef W

    2004-07-01

    The hypodermic needle popularized by Edward Tuohy, MD for use in his method of continuous spinal anesthesia has been incorrectly called the "Tuohy needle" since he first popularized it in 1945. It was recently determined that Ralph L. Huber, a Seattle dentist, was the inventor of this widely used needle. However, very little is known about Huber. There is no mention of him in the medical literature, and until recently, he was forgotten. Through the location of various primary sources, including the original needle point invented by Dr. Huber, this essay introduces the fascinating life of Dr. Huber, and also his personal notes about his inventions. Not only was he a prominent Seattle dentist, but also a prolific inventor.

  9. Xyloglucan from the leaves of Hymenaea courbaril.

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    Busato, A P; Vargas-Rechia, C G; Reicher, F

    2001-10-01

    A fucosylated xyloglucan was isolated from the leaves of Hymenaea courbaril by alkaline extraction, followed by ethanol precipitation and ion-exchange chromatography. The isolated polysaccharide showed Glc:Xyl:Gal:Fuc in molar ratio of 8:5:2.5:1 and (D)(25) +40.5 degrees. Composition and linkage analyses, supported by NMR spectroscopic measurements, showed that the polysaccharide has a glucan backbone which is highly substituted at O-6 with D-xylopyranose residues, about a half of which are substituted at O-2 by D-galactopyranosyl units. Some of the galactose residues are further substituted by L-fucopyranose at O-2. The M(r), as determined by HPSEC, was 49,500.

  10. Annual Growth Bands in Hymenaea courbaril

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    Westbrook, J A; Guilderson, T P; Colinvaux, P A

    2004-02-09

    One significant source of annual temperature and precipitation data arises from the regular annual secondary growth rings of trees. Several tropical tree species are observed to form regular growth bands that may or may not form annually. Such growth was observed in one stem disk of the tropical legume Hymenaea courbaril near the area of David, Panama. In comparison to annual reference {Delta}{sup 14}C values from wood and air, the {Delta}{sup 14}C values from the secondary growth rings formed by H. courbaril were determined to be annual in nature in this one stem disk specimen. During this study, H. courbaril was also observed to translocate recently produced photosynthate into older growth rings as sapwood is converted to heartwood. This process alters the overall {Delta}{sup 14}C values of these transitional growth rings as cellulose with a higher {Delta}{sup 14}C content is translocated into growth rings with a relatively lower {Delta}{sup 14}C content. Once the annual nature of these growth rings is established, further stable isotope analyses on H. courbaril material in other studies may help to complete gaps in the understanding of short and of long term global climate patterns.

  11. Population structure and demographic history of a tropical lowland rainforest tree species Shorea parvifolia (Dipterocarpaceae) from Southeastern Asia

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    Iwanaga, Hiroko; Teshima, Kosuke M; Khatab, Ismael A; Inomata, Nobuyuki; Finkeldey, Reiner; Siregar, Iskandar Z; Siregar, Ulfah J; Szmidt, Alfred E

    2012-01-01

    Distribution of tropical rainforests in Southeastern Asia has changed over geo-logical time scale, due to movement of tectonic plates and/or global climatic changes. Shorea parvifolia is one of the most common tropical lowland rainforest tree species in Southeastern Asia. To infer population structure and demographic history of S. parvifolia, as indicators of temporal changes in the distribution and extent of tropical rainforest in this region, we studied levels and patterns of nucleotide polymorphism in the following five nuclear gene regions: GapC, GBSSI, PgiC, SBE2, and SODH. Seven populations from peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and eastern Borneo were included in the analyses. STRUCTURE analysis revealed that the investigated populations are divided into two groups: Sumatra-Malay and Borneo. Furthermore, each group contained one admixed population. Under isolation with migration model, divergence of the two groups was estimated to occur between late Pliocene (2.6 MYA) and middle Pleistocene (0.7 MYA). The log-likelihood ratio tests of several demographic models strongly supported model with population expansion and low level of migration after divergence of the Sumatra-Malay and Borneo groups. The inferred demographic history of S. parvifolia suggested the presence of a scarcely forested land bridge on the Sunda Shelf during glacial periods in the Pleistocene and predominance of tropical lowland rainforest at least in Sumatra and eastern Borneo. PMID:22957170

  12. Award-Winning Performance and Consulting: An Interview with Burt Huber.

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    Dickelman, Gary

    2001-01-01

    Burt Huber and his team from Ariel Performance Centered Systems won a performance support design award at last year's Online Learning Conference for their system at Payless shoes. Huber discusses some details of his organization's designs; how he approaches a client; how he assesses organizational readiness for performance support; role of…

  13. Morphological analyses suggest a new taxonomic circumscription for Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae)

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    Souza,Isys; Funch ,Ligia; de Queiroz,Luciano

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Hymenaea is a genus of the Resin-producing Clade of the tribe Detarieae (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) with 14 species. Hymenaea courbaril is the most widespread species of the genus, ranging from southern Mexico to southeastern Brazil. As currently circumscribed, Hymenaea courbaril is a polytypic species with six varieties: var. altissima, var. courbaril, var. longifolia, var. stilbocarpa, var. subsessilis, and var. villosa. These varieties are distinguishable mostly by traits rela...

  14. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for Hymenaea courbaril and transferability to Hymenaea stigonocarpa, two tropical timber species.

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    Ciampi, A Y; Azevedo, V C R; Gaiotto, F A; Ramos, A C S; Lovato, M B

    2008-09-01

    Hymenaea courbaril is a tropical timber species, intensely exploited and found in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Brazilian Cerrado biome. Nine highly polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed from a genomic library enriched for AG/TC repeats. In a total of 41 individuals, from two natural populations, seven to 13 alleles per locus were detected and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.75 to 0.90. Seven loci were effectively transferred to Hymenaea stigonocarpa. High levels of polymorphism make the present primers useful for population genetic studies and are a powerful tool to investigate mating system, gene flow and spatial genetic structure. © 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  15. Elm tree (Ulmus parvifolia) bark bioprocessed with Mycelia of Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) mushrooms in liquid Culture: Composition and mechanism of protection against allergic asthma in mice

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    The present study investigated the antiasthma effect of a bioprocessed Ulmus parvifolia bark extract (BPUBE) from Lentinus edodes liquid mycelia culture against allergic asthma biomarkers in U266B1 leukemia cells and OVA-sensitized/challenged mice. BPUBE suppressed total IgE release from U266B1 cel...

  16. Antimicrobial activity of bergenin from Endopleura uchi (Huber Cuatrec Atividade antimicrobiana de bergenina isolada de Endopleura uchi (Huber Cuatrec

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    Saulo L. da Silva

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Endopleura uchi (Huber Cuatrec. is an Amazon species traditionally used as treatment for inflammations and female disorders. Bergenin was isolated from ethyl acetate fraction of bark of E. uchi by using column chromatography over sephadex LH-20 and then silica gel 60 flash. Its structure was identified on the basis of its NMR spectra. The antimicrobial activity of bergenin and fractions of methanol extract of E. uchi were evaluated against ATCC microorganisms (Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, C. guilliermondii, Aspergillus flavus, A. nidulans. Clinically isolated strains of all of these microorganisms, along with C. tropicalis, A. niger, Shigella sonnei, Serratia marcenses and Klebsiella pneumoniae were also evaluated. The growth inhibition caused by bergenin, extracts and fractions of E. uchi against ATCC microorganisms were similar to the inhibition to microorganisms clinically isolated. The ethyl acetate fraction and the isolate bergenin inhibit the growth of the yeasts C. albicans, C. tropicalis, and C. guilliermondii, but present lower activity against filamentous fungi Aspergillus flavus, A. nidulans, A. niger, and did not inhibit the Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. The activity of the ethyl acetate fraction and bergenin are in agreement wit its high concentration found in bark extract of E. uchi. Moreover, the selective activity against three Candida species helps to understand its traditional use against infections that affect women.Endopleura uchi (Huber Cuatrec. é uma espécie amazônica utilizada tradicionalmente para o tratamento de inflamações uterinas e outras afecções femininas. Das cascas de E. uchi foi isolada a substância bergenina, por meio de cromatografia em coluna usando como fases estacionárias sephadex LH-20 e posteriormente, sílica gel 60 flash. A identificação estrutural de bergenina foi realizada por

  17. Estimating load weights with Huber's Cubic Volume formula: a field trial.

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    Dale R. Waddell

    1989-01-01

    Log weights were estimated from the product of Huber's cubic volume formula and green density. Tags showing estimated log weights were attached to logs in the field, and the weights were tallied into a single load weight as logs were assembled for aerial yarding. Accuracy of the estimated load weights was evaluated by comparing the predicted with the actual load...

  18. Ontogenesis, structure and ultrastructure of Hymenaea stigonocarpa (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae colleters

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    Élder Antônio Sousa Paiva

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The genus Hymenaea is characterized by a great diversity of secretory structures, but there are no reports of colleters yet. The objectives of this study are to report the occurrence and describe the origin and structure of colleters in Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne. Shoot apex samples were collected, fixed, and processed for light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy as per usual methods. Colleters occur predominantly on the stipule’s adaxial side. These structures are found at the base on a narrow strip, corresponding to the median vein up to half the length of the stipule. When present on the abaxial side, they are concentrated at the base and restricted to the margins. Colleters develop from the protoderm; they are elongate and club-shaped. Their body has no stratification; their surface cells differ from the inner cells only in position and presence of cuticle. Colleter cells have thin walls, dense cytoplasm, large nuclei, many mitochondria, rough endoplasmic reticulum, and abundant dictyosomes. Histochemical tests with Ruthenium red showed pectic compounds in the cytosol. In H. stigonocarpa, colleter arrangement is compatible with the hypothesis that they protect shoot apex. In this species, protection is reinforced by the sheath formed by the stipule pairs. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54 (3: 943-950. Epub 2006 Sept. 29.El género Hymenaea se caracteriza por una gran diversidad de estructuras secretoras, pero no hay informes de coléteres. El objetivo de este estudio es informar de su existencia en el género, y describir el origen y estructura de los coléteres en Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne. Procesamos muestras del ápice de brotes según los métodos generales para microscopio óptico, microscopio electrónico de barrido y microscopio electrónico de transmisión. Los coléteres están predominantemente en la parte adaxial de las estípulas, ocupando la base en una estrecha franja desde

  19. Germinação e Crescimento Inicial Entre Matrizes de Duas Espécies do Gênero Hymenaea

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    Priscila Fernandes de Souza

    Full Text Available O gênero Hymenaea pertence à família Leguminosae, subfamília Caesalpinoideae, com nome popular de jatobá. No gênero Hymenaea, foram descritas aproximadamente 25 espécies. Já no Brasil, verifica-se a presença de 13 espécies, com destaque para a Hymenaea martiana Hayne e a Hymenaea courbaril Linneaus. Na literatura, há vários trabalhos que tratam principalmente da quebra de dormência das sementes e da produção de mudas, sobretudo da espécie Hymenaea courbaril Linneaus, porém essas avaliações por matriz ainda são incipientes. Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar e comparar a germinação e o crescimento inicial de mudas entre as espécies e as matrizes de Hymenaea martiana Hayne e Hymenaea courbaril Linneaus. Foram desenvolvidos dois experimentos: o primeiro avaliou a germinação, e o segundo, o crescimento inicial de mudas. As duas espécies avaliadas apresentaram comportamentos distintos entre a germinação e o crescimento inicial das mudas, sendo a Hymenaea courbaril Linneaus a espécie com maior média para ambas variáveis, porém não apresentou variabilidade fenotípica entre matrizes.

  20. Germinação e Crescimento Inicial Entre Matrizes de Duas Espécies do Gênero Hymenaea

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    Souza, Priscila Fernandes de; Santana, Reynaldo Campos; Fernandes, José Sebastião Cunha; Oliveira, Luiz Felipe Ramalho de; Machado, Evandro Luiz Mendonça; Nery, Marcela Carlota; Oliveira, Marcio Leles Romarco de

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    O gênero Hymenaea pertence à família Leguminosae, subfamília Caesalpinoideae, com nome popular de jatobá. No gênero Hymenaea, foram descritas aproximadamente 25 espécies. Já no Brasil, verifica-se a presença de 13 espécies, com destaque para a Hymenaea martiana Hayne e a Hymenaea courbaril Linneaus. Na literatura, há vários trabalhos que tratam principalmente da quebra de dormência das sementes e da produção de mudas, sobretudo da espécie Hymenaea courbaril Linneaus, porém essas avaliações po...

  1. Phase description of the Huber-Braun neuron model for mammalian cold receptors

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    Freund, J. A.; Finke, C.; Braun, H. A.; Feudel, U.

    2013-10-01

    The spiking activity of mammalian cold receptors is described by the Huber-Braun neuron model. Sweeping temperature as a control parameter across a biologically relevant range this model exhibits a complex bifurcation structure seen in the sequence of interspike intervals. The model's distinctive feature is the interaction between a fast spike generating dynamics and a slow subthreshold oscillation. Viewing the spike generation as a cycle, the dynamics may also be modeled phenomenologically by two phases, one for the spike cycle and the second for the slow subthreshold oscillation. In fact, a phase model of temperature-dependent mammalian cold receptors was already proposed by Roper et al. (2000). Here we follow their approach and investigate to what extent this model is able to reproduce the bifurcation patterns of the Huber-Braun model. Special attention is paid to the tonic firing to bursting transition observed in the low temperature range.

  2. An application of Huber model on the effect of psychological empowerment of employees on organizational learning

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    Mahdie Mirzaiefar

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this descriptive–survey study is to determine the effect of psychological empowerment of employees on organizational learning based on Huber model. The study selects a sample of 54 people randomly from 499 regular employees of a Gas distribution firm located in province of Lorestan, Iran. For collecting data, two questionnaires of Huber organizational learning and psychological empowerment based on Spreitzer (1995 model [Spreitzer, G. M. (1995. Psychological empowerment in the workplace: Dimensions, measurement, and validation. Academy of management Journal, 38(5, 1442-1465.] are used. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients of organizational and psychological empowerment questionnaires are 0.706 and 0.92, respectively. SPSS software and linear regression test, binomial test, Pearson correlation test, and Friedman tests are used to analyze data and examine the hypotheses. The results of the data analysis show that psychological empowerment of employees could influence on organizational learning aspects in organization, significantly.

  3. Centralized Fusion of Unscented Kalman Filter Based on Huber Robust Method for Nonlinear Moving Target Tracking

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    Jue Huang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We propose a robust method for tracking nonlinear target with the fusion unscented Kalman filter (FUKF. We noticed that when some outliers exist in the measurements of the sensors, they cannot track the target accurately by using the standard Kalman filters. The robust statistics theory is used in this paper to solve this problem. The measurement noise variance which is at the time of the outlier is restructured through minimizing the designed cost function. Then, the standard fusion unscented Kalman filter is used to track the target in order to avoid the bias brought by the linear approximation. Compared to the traditional tracking method and Huber robust method (HFUKF, this method has a more accurate performance and can track the target efficiently while the outliers exist. Last, simulation examples in three different conditions are given and the simulation results show the advantages of the proposed method over the fusion unscented Kalman filter (FUKF and the Huber robust method (HFUKF.

  4. Elm Tree (Ulmus parvifolia) Bark Bioprocessed with Mycelia of Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) Mushrooms in Liquid Culture: Composition and Mechanism of Protection against Allergic Asthma in Mice.

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    Kim, Sung Phil; Lee, Sang Jong; Nam, Seok Hyun; Friedman, Mendel

    2016-02-03

    Mushrooms can break down complex plant materials into smaller, more digestible and bioactive compounds. The present study investigated the antiasthma effect of an Ulmus parvifolia bark extract bioprocessed in Lentinus edodes liquid mycelium culture (BPUBE) against allergic asthma in chicken egg ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized/challenged mice. BPUBE suppressed total IgE release from U266B1 cells in a dose-dependent manner without cytotoxicity. Inhibitory activity of BPUBE against OVA-specific IgE secretion in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was observed in OVA-sensitized/challenged asthmatic mice. BPUBE also inhibited OVA-specific IgG and IgG1 secretion into serum from the allergic mice, suggesting the restoration of a Th2-biased immune reaction to a Th1/Th2-balanced status, as indicated by the Th1/Th2 as well as regulatory T cell (Treg) cytokine profile changes caused by BPUBE in serum or BALF. Inflammatory cell counts in BALF and lung histology showed that leukocytosis and eosinophilia induced by OVA-sensitization/challenge were inhibited by the oral administration of BPUBE. Amelioration of eosinophil infiltration near the trachea was associated with reduced eotaxin and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) levels. Changes in proinflammatory mediator levels in BALF suggest that BPUBE decreased OVA-sensitization-induced elevation of leukotriene C4 (LTC4) and prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). The finding that asthma-associated biomarker levels of OVA-sensitized/challenged mice were much more inhibited with BPUBE treatment than NPUBE (not-bioprocessed Ulmus parvifolia extract) treatment suggested the production of new bioactive compounds by the mushroom mycelia that may be involved in enhancing the observed antiasthmatic properties. The possible relation of the composition determined by proximate analysis and GC/MS to observed bioactivity is discussed. The results suggest that the elm tree (Ulmus parvifolia) bark bioprocessed with mycelia of shiitake (Lentinus edodes

  5. Specific modification of xyloglucan from Hymenaea courbaril seeds

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    Lucyszyn, N. [Laboratory of Biopolymers, Federal University of Parana (UFPR), 81531-990, Curitiba, PR (Brazil)], E-mail: nelucys@onda.com.br; Lubambo, A.F. [Laboratory of Biopolymers, Federal University of Parana (UFPR), 81531-990, Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Physics Department, Federal University of Parana (UFPR), 81531-990, Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Matos, K.F.; Marvilla, I.; Souza, C.F.; Sierakowski, M.-R. [Laboratory of Biopolymers, Federal University of Parana (UFPR), 81531-990, Curitiba, PR (Brazil)

    2009-03-01

    In this work, xyloglucan extracted from the seeds of Hymenaea courbaril (jatoba) collected in Rancho Alegre, Parana, Brazil (JRAXG), was oxidized at the C-6 position of galactose or glucose units, using 2,3,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl, to form uronic acid-containning polysaccharides (JRAOXGs), with different degrees of oxidation (10, 23 and 34%) and high yield ({approx} 95%). The properties of the news polyelectrolyte were studied by intrinsic viscosity, Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), {sup 13}C-NMR ({sup 13}C-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), and by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The FTIR and {sup 13}C-NMR spectra confirmed the oxidation process. In comparison to JRA XG the JRAOXGs derivatives showed by GPC a homogeneous profile, but with hydrodynamic volume and molecular weight (Mw) reduction. Furthermore, AFM images on mica, after dewetting hydrodynamic volume, show different states of aggregation accordingly to the degree of oxidation when compared to the native state. The native XG presents a rather compact and quite homogeneous topography with a few holes and absence of aggregates, while the oxidation products present spherical-like conformation whose diameters is in the range of 8-30 nm. The morphological changes observed by AFM to JRAOXG34 derivative, can be very important to guide to drug encapsulation, for example.

  6. GENETIC PARAMETERS FOR Hymenaea courbaril L. CONSERVATION IN SOUTHWESTERN AMAZON

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    Susana Maria Melo Silva

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1980509813326The loss of diversity in tropical regions has been focus on several governmental and non-governmentaldiscussions, focusing mainly on the fragmentation and destruction of natural ecosystems. However,decisions about the conservation of genetic resources must be guided by population genetic parameters,especially for species with economic interests that are subject to greater human interference. This studyaimed to define and evaluate genetic parameters for the conservation of populations of Hymenaea courbarilin southwestern Amazon. This species is one of the most valuable and intensively exploited wood species inthe Brazilian Amazon. We studied three forest areas prepared for logging in the background of sustainablemanagement. It was calculated with eight microsatellite loci, genetic diversity, intra-population conservationestimators and genetic divergence among populations. Genetic diversity and fixation index were higher inthe low density populations (< 0.08 ind.ha-1. The most density population (0.25 ind.ha-1 showed the lowestgenetic diversity and no inbreeding. The Minimum Viable Area for species conservation was consistent with the reality of the studied areas, with a proviso for one of the populations where there is a need for amuch larger area than the other to conserve populations. The genetic divergence was high (G’ST = 0.344 andthe populations were considered Independent Management Units.

  7. Chemical constituents and larvicidal activity of Hymenaea courbaril fruit peel.

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    Aguiar, José Cláudio D; Santiago, Gilvandete M P; Lavor, Patrícia L; Veras, Helenicy N H; Ferreira, Yana S; Lima, Michele A A; Arriaga, Angela M C; Lemos, Telma L G; Lima, Jefferson Q; de Jesus, Hugo C R; Alves, Péricles B; Braz-Filho, Raimundo

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    The chemical compositions of the essential oils from the peel of ripe and unripe fruits of Hymenaea courbaril L., obtained by hydrodistillation, were analyzed by GC and GC-MS. The main constituents of the essential oil from the peel of the ripe fruits were the sesquiterpenes alpha-copaene (11.1%), spathulenol (10.1%) and beta-selinene (8.2%), while germacrene-D (31.9%), beta-caryophyllene (27.1%) and bicyclogermacrene (6.5%) were the major compounds in the oil from unripe fruits. The essential oils were tested against Aedes aegypti larvae and showed LC50 values of 14.8 +/- 0.4 microg/mL and 28.4 +/- 0.3 microg/mL for the ripe and unripe fruit peel oils, respectively. From the peel of the ripe fruits, the diterpenes zanzibaric acid and isoozic acid were isolated, along with the sesquiterpene caryolane-1,9beta-diol. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this sesquiterpene in the genus. The structures of all compounds isolated were identified on the basis of their spectral data (IR, MS, 1D- and 2D-NMR) and by comparison with literature spectral data.

  8. Phylogeographical structure of the neotropical forest tree Hymenaea courbaril (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) and its relationship with the Vicariant Hymenaea stigonocarpa from Cerrado.

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    Ramos, Ana Carolina Simões; De Lemos-Filho, José Pires; Lovato, Maria Bernadete

    2009-01-01

    The phylogeography of Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa from Atlantic Forest and riverine forests of the Cerrado biome in central and southeastern Brazil was investigated. The data were compared with those of its congeneric Hymenaea stigonocarpa, a typical tree from savanna. In the Cerrado, H. courbaril var. stilbocarpa is found in sites contiguous with those of H. stigonocarpa, and they share common life-history attributes. The psbC/trnS3 region of the chloroplast DNA was sequenced in 149 individuals of H. courbaril var. stilbocarpa. High genetic variation was found in this species, with the identification of 18 haplotypes, similarly to what was found in H. stigonocarpa with 23 haplotypes in the same geographic region. Populations of H. courbaril var. stilbocarpa could be structured in 3 phylogeographic groups. Spatial analysis of molecular variation indicated that 46.4% of the genetic variation was due to differences among these groups. Three haplotypes were shared by H. courbaril var. stilbocarpa and H. stigonocarpa, and only 10.5% of the total genetic variation could be attributed to between-species difference. We surmise that during the glacial times, H. courbaril var. stilbocarpa populations must have gone extinct in most parts of the southern of its present-day occurrence area. After climate amelioration, these areas were probably recolonized from northern and eastern. The relatively similar phylogeographic structure of vicariant Hymenaea species suggests that they were subjected to the same impacts during the Quaternary climatic fluctuations. The sharing of haplotypes and the genetic similarity between the 2 Hymenaea species suggest the existence of ancestral polymorphism and/or hybridization.

  9. Morphological analyses suggest a new taxonomic circumscription for Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae).

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    Souza, Isys Mascarenhas; Funch, Ligia Silveira; de Queiroz, Luciano Paganucci

    2014-01-01

    Hymenaea is a genus of the Resin-producing Clade of the tribe Detarieae (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) with 14 species. Hymenaea courbaril is the most widespread species of the genus, ranging from southern Mexico to southeastern Brazil. As currently circumscribed, Hymenaea courbaril is a polytypic species with six varieties: var. altissima, var. courbaril, var. longifolia, var. stilbocarpa, var. subsessilis, and var. villosa. These varieties are distinguishable mostly by traits related to leaflet shape and indumentation, and calyx indumentation. We carried out morphometric analyses of 14 quantitative (continuous) leaf characters in order to assess the taxonomy of Hymenaea courbaril under the Unified Species Concept framework. Cluster analysis used the Unweighted Pair Group Method with Arithmetic Mean (UPGMA) based on Bray-Curtis dissimilarity matrices. Principal Component Analyses (PCA) were carried out based on the same morphometric matrix. Two sets of Analyses of Similarity and Non Parametric Multivariate Analysis of Variance were carried out to evaluate statistical support (1) for the major groups recovered using UPGMA and PCA, and (2) for the varieties. All analyses recovered three major groups coincident with (1) var. altissima, (2) var. longifolia, and (3) all other varieties. These results, together with geographical and habitat information, were taken as evidence of three separate metapopulation lineages recognized here as three distinct species. Nomenclatural adjustments, including reclassifying formerly misapplied types, are proposed.

  10. Biochemical analysis of ‘kerosene tree’ Hymenaea courbaril L. under heat stress

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    Gupta, Dinesh; Eldakak, Moustafa; Rohila, Jai S; Basu, Chhandak

    2014-01-01

    Hymenaea courbaril or jatoba is a tropical tree known for its medically important secondary metabolites production. Considering climate change, the goal of this study was to investigate differential expression of proteins and lipids produced by this tree under heat stress conditions. Total lipid was extracted from heat stressed plant leaves and various sesquiterpenes produced by the tree under heat stress were identified. Gas chromatographic and mass spectrometric analysis were used to study lipid and volatile compounds produced by the plant. Several volatiles, isoprene, 2-methyl butanenitrile, β ocimene and a numbers of sesquiterpenes differentially produced by the plant under heat stress were identified. We propose these compounds were produced by the tree to cope up with heat stress. A protein gel electrophoresis (2-D DIGE) was performed to study differential expression of proteins in heat stressed plants. Several proteins were found to be expressed many folds different in heat stressed plants compared to the control. These proteins included heat shock proteins, histone proteins, oxygen evolving complex, and photosynthetic proteins, which, we believe, played key roles in imparting thermotolerance in Hymenaea tree. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of extensive molecular physiological study of Hymenaea trees under heat stress. This work will open avenues of further research on effects of heat stress in Hymenaea and the findings can be applied to understand how global warming can affect physiology of other plants. PMID:25482765

  11. Biochemical analysis of 'kerosene tree' Hymenaea courbaril L. under heat stress.

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    Gupta, Dinesh; Eldakak, Moustafa; Rohila, Jai S; Basu, Chhandak

    2014-01-01

    Hymenaea courbaril or jatoba is a tropical tree known for its medically important secondary metabolites production. Considering climate change, the goal of this study was to investigate differential expression of proteins and lipids produced by this tree under heat stress conditions. Total lipid was extracted from heat stressed plant leaves and various sesquiterpenes produced by the tree under heat stress were identified. Gas chromatographic and mass spectrometric analysis were used to study lipid and volatile compounds produced by the plant. Several volatiles, isoprene, 2-methyl butanenitrile, β ocimene and a numbers of sesquiterpenes differentially produced by the plant under heat stress were identified. We propose these compounds were produced by the tree to cope up with heat stress. A protein gel electrophoresis (2-D DIGE) was performed to study differential expression of proteins in heat stressed plants. Several proteins were found to be expressed many folds different in heat stressed plants compared to the control. These proteins included heat shock proteins, histone proteins, oxygen evolving complex, and photosynthetic proteins, which, we believe, played key roles in imparting thermotolerance in Hymenaea tree. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of extensive molecular physiological study of Hymenaea trees under heat stress. This work will open avenues of further research on effects of heat stress in Hymenaea and the findings can be applied to understand how global warming can affect physiology of other plants.

  12. VizieR Online Data Catalog: K2 Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog (EPIC) (Huber+, 2017)

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    Huber, D.; Bryson, S. T.; et al.

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    The construction of the EPIC, as well as modifications and shortcomings of the catalog are described in Huber+, 2016, J/ApJS/224/2 Changes for Campaigns 0-3, 7-10 and 16 are described in: http://archive.stsci.edu/k2/manuals/epic.pdf Kepler magnitudes (Kp) are shown to be accurate to ~0.1mag for the Kepler field, and the EPIC is typically complete to Kp~17 (Kp~19 for campaigns covered by Sloan Digital Sky Survey). (1 data file).

  13. On the use of capsaicin as a natural preservative against fungal attack on Pinus sp. and Hymenaea sp. woods

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    Ziglio, Analine Crespo; Gonçalves,Débora

    2014-01-01

    Capsaicin (capsicum oleoresin) extracted from two peeper species, Capsicum frutescens and Capsicum baccatum, was investigated as a natural preservative against fungal (Paecilomyces variotti) attack on Pinus sp. and Hymenaea sp. Static contact angle measurements were performed as a function of time in order to investigate the wetting properties of the wood samples treated with capsicum oleoresin. As revealed by X-ray diffraction analysis, photographs, and angle contact measurements, Hymenaea s...

  14. Behavior of Hymenaea courbaril When Its Predispersal Seed Predator Is Absent.

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    Janzen, D H

    1975-07-11

    Members of lowland Costa Rican forest populations of Hymenaea courbaril (Leguminosae) have longer intervals between seed crops, a later age at first reproduction, larger seed crops, and more resin in the pod walls than do the H. courbaril native to Puerto Rico. The primary predispersal seed predators of H. courbaril in Costa Rica, Rhinochenus spp., are absent from Puerto Rico, and it is postulated that this is a major cause of the interpopulation differences.

  15. A new family of oligosaccharides from the xyloglucan of Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae) cotyledons.

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    Buckeridge, M S; Crombie, H J; Mendes, C J; Reid, J S; Gidley, M J; Vieira, C C

    1997-09-05

    The xyloglucan from cotyledons of Hymenaea courbaril was hydrolysed with endo-(1,4)-beta-D-glucanase (cellulase) and analysed by TLC and HPAEC. The limit digest was different from those obtained from xyloglucans of Tamarindus indica and Copaifera langsdorffii. On treatment with nasturtium beta-galactosidase, two main oligosaccharides were detected by TLC and HPAEC. Using a process of enzymatic sequencing involving alternate treatments with a pure xyloglucan oligosaccharide-specific alpha-xylosidase, and a pure beta-glucosidase, both from nasturtium, their structures were deduced to be XXXG and a new oligosaccharide XXXXG. These structures were confirmed by 1H NMR. The relative proportions of XXXG and XXXXG indicate that approximately half of the subunits in Hymenaea xyloglucan are based on the new oligosaccharides. In the native polymer the XXXXG subunits are likely to carry galactosyl substituents in varying proportions, since cellulase hydrolysates contained many bands which were converted to XXXXG on hydrolysis with nasturtium beta-galactosidase. Although no comparative studies on the physico-chemical properties of Hymenaea courbaril xyloglucan have yet been performed, our results indicate that this polymer is less interactive with iodine when compared with T. indica and C. langsdorffii xyloglucans, suggesting that changes in conformation may occur due to the presence of XXXXG.

  16. An antifungal terpenoid defends a neotropical tree (Hymenaea) against attack by fungus-growing ants (Atta).

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    Hubbell, Stephen P; Wiemer, David F; Adejare, Adeboye

    1983-12-01

    Foragers of the leafcutting ant, Atta cephalotes L. (Formicidae, Attini) seldom or never attack many of the plant species available to them in nature. In the semideciduous forests of lowland Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, one of the tree species seldom cut is Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae). We tested the hypothesis that this species is avoided by the ants because of the presence of ant-repellent secondary compounds in the leaves. A bioassay to test repellency of leaf extracts was developed to guide the chemical isolation of ant repellents, using a laboratory colony of Atta cephalotes.The presence of one or more extractable ant repellents was quickly demonstrated. Subsequent chemical isolation and identification revealed that there was essentially only one terpenoid responsible for the repellency: caryophyllene epoxide. Tests with a concentration series of the pure compound demonstrated that the natural concentration of this terpenoid in Hymenaea could fully account for the observed repellency of intact leaves. Field bioassays of the terpenoid in Costa Rica confirmed this result; leaves of a preferred species, Spondias purpurea L. (Anacardiaceae), became as repellent as Hymenaea leaves when treated with caryophyllene epoxide at natural Hymenaea leaf concentrations. Repellency of the epoxide was 20 times greater than that of caryophyllene, its sesquiterpene hydrocarbon precursor, which is also found in Hymenaea leaves.Attine ants cut leaves to serve as substrate for culturing a specific fungus for food, principally for their larvae. A reasonable hypothesis is that these ants selectively avoid plant species whose leaves contain compounds which are toxic to their fungus. We tested caryophyllene epoxide for antifungal activity and found that it is an extremely potent compound, not only against the attine fungus, but other fungi as well. We speculate that many of the other plant species avoided by these ants in nature may be similarly protected

  17. Robust Huber-based iterated divided difference filtering with application to cooperative localization of autonomous underwater vehicles.

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    Gao, Wei; Liu, Yalong; Xu, Bo

    2014-12-19

    A new algorithm called Huber-based iterated divided difference filtering (HIDDF) is derived and applied to cooperative localization of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) supported by a single surface leader. The position states are estimated using acoustic range measurements relative to the leader, in which some disadvantages such as weak observability, large initial error and contaminated measurements with outliers are inherent. By integrating both merits of iterated divided difference filtering (IDDF) and Huber's M-estimation methodology, the new filtering method could not only achieve more accurate estimation and faster convergence contrast to standard divided difference filtering (DDF) in conditions of weak observability and large initial error, but also exhibit robustness with respect to outlier measurements, for which the standard IDDF would exhibit severe degradation in estimation accuracy. The correctness as well as validity of the algorithm is demonstrated through experiment results.

  18. Prediction of metabolic fluxes from gene expression data with Huber penalty convex optimization function.

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    Zhang, Shao-Wu; Gou, Wang-Long; Li, Yan

    2017-05-02

    As one of the critical parameters of a metabolic pathway, the metabolic flux in a metabolic network serves as an essential role in physiology and pathology. Constraint-based metabolic models are the widely used frameworks for predicting metabolic fluxes in genome-scale metabolic networks. Integrating the transcriptomic data into the constraint-based metabolic models can effectively predict context-specific fluxes across different conditions. However, these methods always need user-defined thresholds to identify the expression levels of metabolic genes or restrain the rate of biomass production, and the predictive results are sensitive to the thresholds. In this work, we present the Huber penalty convex optimization function (HPCOF) combined with the flux minimization principle to predict metabolic fluxes. Our HPCOF method integrates gene expression profiles into the genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs) to reduce the sensitivity to outliers, and uses continuous expression data to avoid selection of arbitrary threshold parameters. In the case studies of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) strains under different conditions, the results show that our HPCOF method has a better fit to the experimentally measured values, and has a higher Pearson correlation coefficient, a smaller P-value and a lower sum of squared error than other methods. The HPCOF code can be freely downloaded from for academic users.

  19. From rubber tree homeland to rubber tree plantation: Jacques Huber and his studies on the culture of heveas in the East (1911-1912

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    Anna Raquel de Matos Castro

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    Full Text Available The paper deals with the trip of the Swiss botanist Jacques Huber (1867-1914 to the main eastern rubber producing countries between 1911 and 1912. This trip was intended to develop studies on the cultivation of Hevea brasiliensis in that region. Huber was commissioned with the task by the State of Pará governor João Coelho, who wanted to find solutions to the downfall of the regional economy. The economy of Amazonia was primarily based on rubber extractivism and was seriously endangered due the market controlled by England from eastern plantations. Back to Brazil, Huber published a report with information about the society, economy and environment where the rubber trees were cultivated. The report compiles scientific observations and the topics that motivated the regional elites in that context. In addition to the brief analyses of the report, photographs took by Huber in the East of rubber trees plantations, tree tapping and local workers are published.

  20. Clerodane-type diterpenes from the seed pods of Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa.

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    Nogueira, R T; Shepherd, G J; Laverde, A; Marsaioli, A J; Imamura, P M

    2001-12-01

    Three known and two new diterpenes were isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa seed pods. One of the compounds was elucidated as (5R*,8S*,9S*,10R*)-cleroda-3,13E-dien-15-oic acid and the other was elucidated, after treatment with diazomethane, as methyl (5S*,8S*,9S*,10R*)-cleroda-3,13E-dien-15-oate. The known diterpenes were identified as (-)-ozic acid, (-)-isoozic acid and (-)-kovalenic acid which were characterized as their methyl ester derivatives.

  1. A New ent-Clerodane Diterpene from Hymenaea courbaril var. altissima

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    Nogueira Raquel T.

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    Full Text Available A new ent-clerodane and two known ent-labdanes were isolated from the barks of Hymenaea courbaril var. altissima (Ducke. The new diterpene was identified, after esterification with diazomethane, as methyl (--(5R,8S,9S,10R-clerod-3-en-15-oate and known diterpenes were identified as methyl (--copalate and methyl (--eperuate. From the EtOAc extract of seed pods a known methyl (--zanzibarate was isolated. The structures of isolated compounds were elucidated based on spectroscopic studies.

  2. A New ent-Clerodane Diterpene from Hymenaea courbaril var. altissima

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    Nogueira, Raquel T.; Giacomini, Rosana A.; Shepherd, George J.; Imamura, Paulo M.

    2002-01-01

    A new ent-clerodane and two known ent-labdanes were isolated from the barks of Hymenaea courbaril var. altissima (Ducke). The new diterpene was identified, after esterification with diazomethane, as methyl (-)-(5R,8S,9S,10R)-clerod-3-en-15-oate and known diterpenes were identified as methyl (-)-copalate and methyl (-)-eperuate. From the EtOAc extract of seed pods a known methyl (-)-zanzibarate was isolated. The structures of isolated compounds were elucidated based on spectroscopic studies. ...

  3. Microsatellite loci isolated from the tropical tree Hymenaea courbaril L. (Fabaceae).

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    Buonamici, Anna; Cavers, Stephen; Vendramin, G G

    2008-09-01

    We developed 11 microsatellite markers for Hymenaea courbaril for the purpose of studying spatial genetic structure and gene flow. The microsatellite loci were screened in 44 trees from two populations. All loci were polymorphic, exhibiting between two and 16 alleles, and levels of expected heterozygosity from 0.174 to 0.909. Departures from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were detected for all loci in one population. The estimated null allele frequency is low or moderate. No locus combinations exhibited linkage disequilibrium. © 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  4. Structure and rheological properties of a xyloglucan extracted from Hymenaea courbaril var. courbaril seeds

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    Arruda, Isabel R.S.; Albuquerque, Priscilla B.S.; Santos, Gustavo R.C.; Silva, Alexandre G.; Mourão, Paulo A.S.; Correia, Maria T.S.; Vicente, António A.; Carneiro-da-Cunha, Maria G.

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    Available online 18 November 2014 Hymenaea courbaril var courbaril seed xyloglucan was efficiently extracted with 0.1 M NaCl, followed by ethanol precipitation (yield = 72 ± 5% w/w). Its amorphous structure was identified by the pattern of X-ray diffraction. The monosaccharide composition was determined by GC/MS analysis of the alditol acetates and showed the occurrence of glucose:xylose:galactose:arabinose (40:34:20:6). One-(1D) and two-dimensional-(2D) NMR spectra confirmed a central bac...

  5. Morphological analyses suggest a new taxonomic circumscription for Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae

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    Isys Souza

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Hymenaea is a genus of the Resin-producing Clade of the tribe Detarieae (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae with 14 species. Hymenaea courbaril is the most widespread species of the genus, ranging from southern Mexico to southeastern Brazil. As currently circumscribed, H. courbaril is a polytypic species with six varieties: var. altissima, var. courbaril, var. longifolia, var. stilbocarpa, var. subsessilis, and var. villosa. These varieties are distinguishable mostly by traits related to leaflet shape and indumentation, and calyx indumentation. We carried out morphometric analyses of 14 quantitative (continuous leaf characters in order to assess the taxonomy of H. courbaril under the Unified Species Concept framework. Cluster analysis used the Unweighted Pair Group Method with Arithmetic Mean (UPGMA based on Bray-Curtis dissimilarity matrices. Principal Component Analyses (PCA were carried out based on the same morphometric matrix. Two sets of Analyses of Similarity and Non Parametric Multivariate Analysis of Variance were carried out to evaluate statistical support (1 for the major groups recovered using UPGMA and PCA, and (2 for the varieties. All analyses recovered three major groups coincident with (1 var. altissima, (2 var. longifolia, and (3 all other varieties. These results, together with geographical and habitat information, were taken as evidence of three separate metapopulation lineages recognized here as three distinct species. Nomenclatural adjustments, including reclassifying formerly misapplied types, are proposed.

  6. nfluência do uso de biorreguladores no crescimento de Hymenaea courbaril (Nota Científica. Hymenaea courbaril growth as affected by plant bioregulators (Scientific Note.

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    Cristiano Bueno de MORAES

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Considerando-se a reduzida disponibilidade de trabalhos científicos relacionados com a avaliação de espécies florestais sob o efeito de biorreguladores vegetais, o estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito da aplicação dos seguintes representantes destas substâncias: paclobutrazol (PBZ, ácido giberélico (GA3 e ethephon em mudas de Hymenaea courbaril. O experimento foi implantado em esquema fatorial 3 x 3 (3 biorreguladores x 3 dosagens, sob delineamento de blocos casualizados, com três repetições e utilizando quatro plantas por parcela, em condições de viveiro. Para avaliar o efeito dos tratamentos no crescimento das plantas, foram medidas as seguintes variáveis: altura da planta, diâmetro do colo, teor de clorofila e teores de proteínas solúveis totais. A aplicação do PBZ promoveu alterações morfológicas nas folhas, como a redução no tamanho e intensidade da cor. Foram verificadas redução na altura das plantas (28% e redução na síntese de proteínas (48%. Já o GA3 promoveu aumento desta variável (12%. O ethephon promoveu morte dos ponteiros apicais, reduzindo a altura das mudas (22%. Concluiu-se que as aplicações dos biorreguladores influenciaram no desenvolvimento vegetativo do jatobá, fornecendo resultados preliminares importantes para a utilização de hormônios sintéticos em espécie arbórea.The study aimed to evaluate the effect of application of plant growth regulators: paclobutrazol (PBZ, gibberellic acid (GA3 and ethephon in seedlings of Hymenaea courbaril. The experiment was established in randomized block design, three replications, three regulators, three dosages/regulators, plots with four plants and witness treatment. Parameters such as height and diameter, chlorophyll content and total soluble proteins were measured to assess the effect of treatments on plant growth. The application of PBZ promoted morphological changes in leaves as a reduction in size, texture and color intensity. We

  7. Composição química e atividade biológica dos óleos essenciais das folhas e caules de Rhodostemonodaphne parvifolia Madriñán (Lauraceae Composition and biology activity of essential oils from leaves and stems of Rhodostemonodaphne parvifolia Madriñán (Lauraceae

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    Joelma Moreira Alcântara

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Os óleos essenciais das folhas e caules de Rhodostemonodaphne parvifolia coletada na Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke foram obtidos por hidrodestilação e analisados por cromatografia em fase gasosa com detector de ionização de chama e espectrometria de massas. Treze constituintes foram identificados nas folhas, dos quais o ß-cariofileno foi o que apresentou maior percentual (41,30%. Nos caules foram identificados quinze compostos, com predominância dos sesquiterpenos ß-cariofileno (16,20% e epi-cedrol (13,30% e do monoterpeno linalol (15,40%. Os óleos foram analisados em ensaios químicos, de sequestro do radical livre DPPH, e enzimáticos, de inibição da enzima acetilcolinesterase. Nos ensaios de sequestro de radicais livres, apesar de terem se mostrado ativos em ensaios qualitativos, os óleos essenciais apresentaram fraca atividade antioxidante no ensaio quantitativo (inativos em concentração inferior a 1.000 µg/mL. A inibição da acetilcolinesterase só foi observada nos óleos essenciais das folhas. A composição química e a atividade biológica destes óleos estão sendo relatadas pela primeira vez neste trabalho.The essential oils of leaves and stems of Rhodostemonodaphne parvifolia collected in the Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. Thirteen components were identified in the leaf oil, of which ß-caryophyllene was the major (41.30%. Fifty components were identified in the stem oil, among them the sesquiterpenes ß-caryophyllene (16.20% and epi-cedrol (13.30%, together with the monoterpene linalool (15.40%. The essential oils were analyzed at chemical, DPPH free radical scavenging; and enzymatic bioassays, acetylcholinesterase inhibition. At antioxidant DPPH assays, the oils showed to be active at the qualitative assay but only weakly active at quantitative test (inactive at concentration lower than 1,000 µg/mL. The inhibition of acetylcholinesterase was

  8. SEEDLING PRODUCTION OF Hymenaea courbaril L. IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS, RECIPIENTS AND SUBSTRATE COMPOSITIONS

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    José Luiz Sandes de Carvalho Filho

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of two environments, differentsubstrate mixtures and two recipient sizes on emergence and seedling development of Hymenaeacourbaril L. Two environments (full sun and environment protected with 50% black screen, foursubstrate mixtures [soil; soil + bovine manure (2:1; soil + sand (1:1 and soil + sand + bovinemanure (1:2:1] and two recipient sizes (11x18cm and 15x20cm plastic bags were tested.Emergency started 20 days after sowing and prolonged till 180 days. Seed emergency reached41% at full sun and 26% in environment protected with 50% black screen. The substrate mixturesoil + sand + bovine manure (1:2:1 can be used for Hymenaea courbaril seedling production in15x20cm plastic bags and full sun environment.

  9. New 4-O-substituted xylosyl units in the xyloglucan from leaves of Hymenaea courbaril.

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    Busato, A P; Vargas-Rechia, C G; Gorin, P A J; Petkowicz, C L; Tischer, C A; Bochicchio, R; Reicher, F

    2005-06-01

    A homogeneous fucogalactoxyloglucan, isolated from the leaves of Hymenaea courbaril, was analysed by methylation-GC-MS. These procedures involved derived partially O-methylated alditol acetates and acetylated aldononitriles, which demonstrated the presence of both 2-O- and 4-O-substituted Xylp units in the side-chains. The presence of the unusual, latter structure was confirmed by 2D NMR spectroscopy with a correlated HMQC C-4/H-4 signal at delta 77.8/3.73. A similar 4-O-substituted xylosyl structure was present in a decasaccharide Glc4Xyl3Gal2Fuc obtained via endo-glucanase treatment of the polysaccharide, which gave rise to a molecular ion with m/z 1555 (ESI-MS, Na+ form).

  10. Xyloglucan octasaccharide XXLGol derived from the seeds of hymenaea courbaril acts as a signaling molecule

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    Vargas-Rechia; Reicher; Rita Sierakowski M; Heyraud; Driguez; Linart

    1998-03-01

    Treatment of the xyloglucan isolated from the seeds of Hymenaea courbaril with Humicola insolens endo-1,4-beta-d-glucanase I produced xyloglucan oligosaccharides, which were then isolated and characterized. The two most abundant compounds were the heptasaccharide (XXXG) and the octasaccharide (XXLG), which were examined by reference to the biological activity of other structurally related xyloglucan compounds. The reduced oligomer (XXLGol) was shown to promote growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum) coleoptiles independently of the presence of 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). In the presence of 2,4-D, XXLGol at nanomolar concentrations increased the auxin-induced response. It was found that XXLGol is a signaling molecule, since it has the ability to induce, at nanomolar concentrations, a rapid increase in an alpha-l-fucosidase response in suspended cells or protoplasts of Rubus fruticosus L. and to modulate 2,4-D or gibberellic acid-induced alpha-l-fucosidase.

  11. Mendelian inheritance, linkage and genotypic disequilibrium in microsatellite loci isolated from Hymenaea courbaril (Leguminosae).

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    Carneiro, F S; Lacerda, A E B; Lemes, M R; Gribel, R; Kanashiro, M; Sebbenn, A M

    2012-07-19

    The Neotropical tree Hymenaea courbaril, locally known as Jatobá, is a valuable source of lumber and also produces comestible and medicinal fruit. We characterized Mendelian inheritance, linkage and genotypic disequilibrium at nine microsatellite loci isolated from H. courbaril, in order to determine if they would provide accurate estimates of population genetic parameters of this important Amazon species. The study was made on 250 open-pollinated offspring originated from 14 seed trees. Only one of nine loci presented significant deviation from the expected Mendelian segregation (1:1). Genotypic disequilibrium between pairwise loci was investigated based on samples from 55 adult and 56 juvenile trees. No genetic linkage between any paired loci was observed. After Bonferroni's corrections for multiple tests, we found no evidence of genotypic disequilibrium between pairs of loci. We conclude that this set of loci can be used for genetic diversity/ structure, mating system, gene flow, and parentage analyses in H. courbaril populations.

  12. Xyloglucan Octasaccharide XXLGol Derived from the Seeds of Hymenaea courbaril Acts as a Signaling Molecule1

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    Vargas-Rechia, Carem; Reicher, Fany; Rita Sierakowski, Maria; Heyraud, Alain; Driguez, Hugues; Liénart, Yvette

    1998-01-01

    Treatment of the xyloglucan isolated from the seeds of Hymenaea courbaril with Humicola insolens endo-1,4-β-d-glucanase I produced xyloglucan oligosaccharides, which were then isolated and characterized. The two most abundant compounds were the heptasaccharide (XXXG) and the octasaccharide (XXLG), which were examined by reference to the biological activity of other structurally related xyloglucan compounds. The reduced oligomer (XXLGol) was shown to promote growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum) coleoptiles independently of the presence of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). In the presence of 2,4-D, XXLGol at nanomolar concentrations increased the auxin-induced response. It was found that XXLGol is a signaling molecule, since it has the ability to induce, at nanomolar concentrations, a rapid increase in an α-l-fucosidase response in suspended cells or protoplasts of Rubus fruticosus L. and to modulate 2,4-D or gibberellic acid-induced α-l-fucosidase. PMID:9501133

  13. Study on biological activities of Mansao hymenaea (DC. A. Gentry leaf extracts

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    Arunporn Itharat

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    Full Text Available Petroleum ether extract (1 and ethanolic extract (2 of garlic vine leaves [Mansoa hymenaea (DC. A. Gentry] were investigated for biological activities using the following tests : brine shrimp toxicity test, pediculicidal activity (in vitro test, cytotoxicity test against COR L-23 (large cell lung carcinoma using the SRB assay, antimicrobial activity and antioxidant activity by the DPPH radical scavenging assay. The cytotoxic activity against brine shrimp and headlice as well as the EC50 of antioxidant activity of 1 were higher than those of 2. However cytotoxicity of 1 against lung cancer cell line was less than that of 2 (IC50 = 35.39 and 6.44 μg/ml, respectively. Antifungal activities against three fungi (Tricophyton rubrum, T. mentographytes, Microsporum gypseum of 1 were higher than those of 2 but 2 possesed higher antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus spp than 1.

  14. Ocorrência de protuberâncias contendo xiloglucano nas paredes celulares da reserva de Hymenaea courbaril L.

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    TINÉ, MARCO AURÉLIO SILVA; CORTELAZZO, ANGELO; BUCKERIDGE, MARCOS S.

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    Despite the suggestions of its pectic composition, no clear evidence for this has been presented. Here we show the occurrence of such a structure in walls of cells from cotyledons of Hymenaea courbariI L. These cells are known to accumulate large amounts of storage xyloglucan in the wall and, in this case, the protuberances seem to contain this storage polysaccharide rather than pectin. A hypothetical sequence of events leading from wall strands to protuberances was assembled based on scannin...

  15. SUBSTRATO E VOLUME DE RECIPIENTE NA PRODUÇÃO DE MUDAS DE JATOBÁ (Hymenaea courbaril L.

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    Lamartine Soares Bezerra de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos de diferentes formulações de substratos contendo caulim e do volume dos recipientes sobre a produção de mudas de jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L.. O experimento foi desenvolvido no Viveiro Florestal do Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal da Paraíba. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 x 9 (três volumes de recipientes e nove formulações de substratos, com nove mudas por tratamento. Aos 105 dias após a semeadura, foram avaliados a altura da parte aérea (cm, o diâmetro ao nível do solo (mm, o número de folhas e a massa seca (g da parte aérea e da raiz. As mudas de Hymenaea courbaril apresentaram maior desenvolvimento quando cultivadas em recipientes com volume de 1.660 cm3 contendo substrato composto por 40% de terra de subsolo e 60% de caulim. Palavras-chave: substrato alternativo, resíduo industrial, caulim. SUBSTRATE AND CONTAINER VOLUME ON JATOBÁ (Hymenaea courbaril L. SEEDLINGS PRODUCTION ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to assess the effects of distinct formulations of substrates containing kaolin and container volume on production of jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. seedlings. The experiment was conducted at forest nursery of Agricultural Sciences Center in Paraíba Federal University. The experimental design was structured in randomized blocks in a 3 x 9 factorial scheme (three volumes of containers and nine substrate formulations, with nine seedlings per treatment. At 105 days after sowing, were evaluated the shoot height (cm, diameter at ground level (mm, number of leaves and dry mass (g of shoot and root. Hymenaea courbaril seedlings showed better development when grown in containers with volume of 1,660 cm3 and substrate composed by 40% of subsoil and 60% of kaolin. Keywords: alternative substrate, industrial residue, kaolin.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14583/2318-7670.v02n02a07

  16. Robust Huber-Based Iterated Divided Difference Filtering with Application to Cooperative Localization of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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    Wei Gao

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    Full Text Available A new algorithm called Huber-based iterated divided difference filtering (HIDDF is derived and applied to cooperative localization of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs supported by a single surface leader. The position states are estimated using acoustic range measurements relative to the leader, in which some disadvantages such as weak observability, large initial error and contaminated measurements with outliers are inherent. By integrating both merits of iterated divided difference filtering (IDDF and Huber’s M-estimation methodology, the new filtering method could not only achieve more accurate estimation and faster convergence contrast to standard divided difference filtering (DDF in conditions of weak observability and large initial error, but also exhibit robustness with respect to outlier measurements, for which the standard IDDF would exhibit severe degradation in estimation accuracy. The correctness as well as validity of the algorithm is demonstrated through experiment results.

  17. Oligosaccharides derived from the xyloglucan isolated from the seeds of Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa.

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    Lima, N N; Rechia, C G; Ganter, J L; Reicher, F; Sierakowski, M R

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    On aqueous extraction, Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa, known in Brazil as jatobá, furnishes a high yield of viscous xyloglucan (45%) from its seeds. The crude polysaccharide (B1) was hydrolysed and the products, analysed as alditol acetates, were glucose, xylose, galactose and arabinose in the ratio 50:35:13:2. After further fractionation on DEAE-cellulose column (chloride form), the main fraction (70% yield, B2) was obtained. The basic structure of the xyloglucan was determined as a cellulose-type (1-->4)-linked beta-D-glucan backbone partially substituted with side chains at O6 of alpha-D-xylopyranose, some of which were themselves substituted at O2 by the units of beta-D-galactopyranose. Treatment of the xyloglucan (B2) with commercial cellulase from Trichoderma sp. yielded six oligosaccharides. These oligosaccharides were isolated by preparative paper chromatography, and their structures were determined by gas-liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy of the derived partially O-methylated alditol acetates. These results confirm the structure proposed for jatobá seed xyloglucan.

  18. Xyloglucan from Hymenaea courbaril var. courbaril seeds as encapsulating agent of l-ascorbic acid.

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    Farias, Mirla D P; Albuquerque, Priscilla B S; Soares, Paulo A G; de Sá, Daniele M A T; Vicente, António A; Carneiro-da-Cunha, Maria G

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    This study evaluated the l-ascorbic acid (AA) encapsulation in microparticles of xyloglucan (XAA) extracted from Hymenaea courbaril seeds by spray drying (SD) and its application in tilapia fish burgers. The encapsulation efficiency was 96.34±1.6% and the retention of the antioxidant activity was of 89.48±0.88% after 60days at 25°C. SEM images showed microspheres with diameters ranging from 4.4 to 34.0μm. FTIR spectrum confirmed the presence of AA in xyloglucan microparticles, which was corroborated by DSC and TGA. The release of ascorbic acid was found to be pH-dependent. The application of XAA in tilapia fish burger did not change the pH after heating and the ascorbic acid retention was greater compared to its free form. The results indicate that xyloglucan can be used to encapsulate AA by SD and suggest that XAA was able to reduce undesirable organoleptic changes in fish burgers. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Structure and rheological properties of a xyloglucan extracted from Hymenaea courbaril var. courbaril seeds.

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    Arruda, Isabel R S; Albuquerque, Priscilla B S; Santos, Gustavo R C; Silva, Alexandre G; Mourão, Paulo A S; Correia, Maria T S; Vicente, António A; Carneiro-da-Cunha, Maria G

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    Hymenaea courbaril var courbaril seed xyloglucan was efficiently extracted with 0.1M NaCl, followed by ethanol precipitation (yield=72±5% w/w). Its amorphous structure was identified by the pattern of X-ray diffraction. The monosaccharide composition was determined by GC/MS analysis of the alditol acetates and showed the occurrence of glucose:xylose:galactose:arabinose (40:34:20:6). One-(1D) and two-dimensional-(2D) NMR spectra confirmed a central backbone composed by 4-linked β-glucose units partially branched at position 6 with non-reducing terminal units of α-xylose or β-galactose-(1→2)-α-xylose disaccharides. The xyloglucan solution was evaluated by dynamic light scattering and presents a polydisperse and practically neutral profile, and at 0.5 and 1.0% (w/v) the solutions behave as a viscoelastic fluid. The polysaccharide did not show significant antibacterial or hemolytic activities. Overall our results indicate that xyloglucan from H. courbaril is a promising polysaccharide for food and pharmaceutical industries. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. The control of storage xyloglucan mobilization in cotyledons of Hymenaea courbaril.

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    dos Santos, Henrique Pessoa; Purgatto, Eduardo; Mercier, Helenice; Buckeridge, Marcos Silveira

    2004-05-01

    Hymenaea courbaril is a leguminous tree species from the neotropical rain forests. Its cotyledons are largely enriched with a storage cell wall polysaccharide (xyloglucan). Studies of cell wall storage polymers have been focused mostly on the mechanisms of their disassembly, whereas the control of their mobilization and the relationship between their metabolism and seedling development is not well understood. Here, we show that xyloglucan mobilization is strictly controlled by the development of first leaves of the seedling, with the start of its degradation occurring after the beginning of eophyll (first leaves) expansion. During the period of storage mobilization, an increase in the levels of xyloglucan hydrolases, starch, and free sugars were observed in the cotyledons. Xyloglucan mobilization was inhibited by shoot excision, darkness, and by treatment with the auxin-transport inhibitor N-1-naphthylphthalamic acid. Analyses of endogenous indole-3-acetic acid in the cotyledons revealed that its increase in concentration is followed by the rise in xyloglucan hydrolase activities, indicating that auxin is directly related to xyloglucan mobilization. Cotyledons detached during xyloglucan mobilization and treated with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid showed a similar mobilization rate as in attached cotyledons. This hormonal control is probably essential for the ecophysiological performance of this species in their natural environment since it is the main factor responsible for promoting synchronism between shoot growth and reserve degradation. This is likely to increase the efficiency of carbon reserves utilization by the growing seedling in the understorey light conditions of the rain forest.

  1. Formaldehyde and acetaldehyde exchange during leaf development of the Amazonian deciduous tree species Hymenaea courbaril

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    Rottenberger, S.; Kuhn, U.; Wolf, A.; Schebeske, G.; Oliva, S. T.; Tavares, T. M.; Kesselmeier, J.

    The effect of leaf age on the formaldehyde (HCHO) and acetaldehyde (CH 3CHO) exchange pattern of the deciduous Amazonian tree species Hymenaea courbaril was investigated under field conditions. Branch enclosure measurements on senescent, young, and mature leaves showed that leaf development had a pronounced impact on the aldehyde exchange behavior with respect to both the direction and the magnitude of the exchange. The emission activity of senescent leaves was associated with a negative CO 2 balance, even during daytime, indicative of a catabolic metabolism and decomposition processes leading to an increased aldehyde production within the leaf. The low exchange rates observed in young leaves were attributed to low stomatal conductance, while in mature leaves stomatal conductance and metabolic activities allowed efficient uptake. Within each leaf class the diurnal variations in the exchange of both aldehyde compounds were found to be mainly dependent on the respective ambient air concentrations. High ambient air concentrations resulted in decreased emission rates of senescent leaves and in enhanced uptake in young and mature leaves. CH 3CHO compensation points decreased from 1.8 to 1.1 ppb with leaf maturation. We provide evidence that leaf-age-dependent variations in the stomatal conductance can account for the major share of differences in the CH 3CHO deposition velocity. The results indicate that leaf surfaces of young and mature leaves may represent an effective additional non-stomatal sink for atmospheric aldehydes.

  2. The Control of Storage Xyloglucan Mobilization in Cotyledons of Hymenaea courbaril1

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    dos Santos, Henrique Pessoa; Purgatto, Eduardo; Mercier, Helenice; Buckeridge, Marcos Silveira

    2004-01-01

    Hymenaea courbaril is a leguminous tree species from the neotropical rain forests. Its cotyledons are largely enriched with a storage cell wall polysaccharide (xyloglucan). Studies of cell wall storage polymers have been focused mostly on the mechanisms of their disassembly, whereas the control of their mobilization and the relationship between their metabolism and seedling development is not well understood. Here, we show that xyloglucan mobilization is strictly controlled by the development of first leaves of the seedling, with the start of its degradation occurring after the beginning of eophyll (first leaves) expansion. During the period of storage mobilization, an increase in the levels of xyloglucan hydrolases, starch, and free sugars were observed in the cotyledons. Xyloglucan mobilization was inhibited by shoot excision, darkness, and by treatment with the auxin-transport inhibitor N-1-naphthylphthalamic acid. Analyses of endogenous indole-3-acetic acid in the cotyledons revealed that its increase in concentration is followed by the rise in xyloglucan hydrolase activities, indicating that auxin is directly related to xyloglucan mobilization. Cotyledons detached during xyloglucan mobilization and treated with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid showed a similar mobilization rate as in attached cotyledons. This hormonal control is probably essential for the ecophysiological performance of this species in their natural environment since it is the main factor responsible for promoting synchronism between shoot growth and reserve degradation. This is likely to increase the efficiency of carbon reserves utilization by the growing seedling in the understorey light conditions of the rain forest. PMID:15133152

  3. Xyloglucan mobilisation in cotyledons of developing plantlets of Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae-Caesalpinoideae).

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    Tiné; Cortelazzo; Buckeridge

    2000-05-29

    Many seeds contain storage compounds that are used by the embryo/plantlet as a source of nutrients after germination. In seeds of Hymenaea courbaril, a leguminous tree, the main reserve consists of a structurally unusual xyloglucan stored in thickened walls of the cotyledon cells. The present work aimed to study H. courbaril xyloglucan metabolism during and after germination in order to compare its degrading system with the other known xyloglucan containing seeds. Polysaccharide degradation occurred after germination between 35 and 55 days after planting. The activities of alpha-xylosidase, beta-glucosidase, beta-galactosidase and XET rose during the period of xyloglucan disassembling but a low level of endo-beta-glucanase activity was detected, suggesting that this XET has high affinity for the oligosaccharides. The pH optimum of beta-galactosidase was different from the alpha-xylosidase, beta-glucosidase and XET optima suggesting that the former may be important in the control of the mobilisation process. A tentative model for xyloglucan disassembling in vivo is proposed, where beta-galactosidase allows the free oligosaccharides to bypass a transglycosylation cycle and be disassembled by the other exo-enzymes. Some ecophysiological comparisons among H. courbaril and other xyloglucan storing seeds are discussed.

  4. Pre-germination treatments for Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne seeds

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    Sérgio Roberto Garcia dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Hymenaea stigonocarpa, known as Jatoba-do-cerrado, belongs to the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae and is included in the category "near threatened with extinction." It occurs in cerrado and cerradão areas, and its seeds have physical dormancy. Because of this characteristic, the aim of this study was to evaluate different pre-germination treatments and control in H. stigonocarpa seeds, namely: immersion in fire, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, acetone, ether and hot water (100°C, and mechanical scarification of the seed coat by roughing with sandpaper or cutting with nail clippers and washing in running water for 2 hours. The parameters analyzed were percentage of germination, germination speed index (GSI and the percentage of hard and firm seeds and dead seeds. The final results were: a germination: boiling water and sulfuric acid were superior to the control; b GSI: boiling water, sulfuric acid, fire and sandpaper were superior to the control and c percentage of dead seeds was not statistically different between the different treatments and control. In conclusion, boiling water and sulfuric acid, were the best treatments, with regard to the parameters examined.

  5. Chemical composition and antioxidant activity of jatobá-do-cerrado (Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. flour

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    Full Text Available The Brazilian Savannah, known as "Cerrado," has an extensive biodiversity, but it is under explored. Among the native vegetables is the jatobá-do-cerrado (Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart., a legume with great potential for exploration for its content of dietary fiber. Legumes are an important source of nutrient compounds, such as phenolic compounds and vitamins that have antioxidant properties. This study aimed at determining the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of the jatobá flour. The jatobá flour showed high fiber content (insoluble and soluble fiber 47.8 and 12.8 g.100 g- 1, respectively, significant amounts of carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lutein, and some minerals such as calcium: 145 mg.100 g- 1, magnesium: 125 mg.100 g- 1, and potassium: 1352 mg.100 g- 1. The jatobá flour extracted with different solvents (water, methanol, and acetone exhibited antioxidant activity by the DPPH, FRAP, and ORAC methods. The solvent used in the extraction affected the total phenolic content and antioxidant activity. Acetone extraction produced the best results. Therefore, the jatobá flour is an ingredient that can be used to develop new products with properties that promote health.

  6. INDUÇÃO E IDENTIFICACAO DE POLIPLOIDIA EM Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang.

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    Diego Antonio Ottonelli Bona

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    Full Text Available The Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa wood has a high density being employed in construction, carpentry and laminate. The stem exudes a rich terpene resin which can be used in the varnish industry. The endocarp of the fruit is edible and can be eaten raw. The chromosomal duplication of forest species aims to maximize economic interest features, such as those related to the development and forest gain. This study aimed to induce and verify polyploidy in root meristem cells of Hymenaea courbaril through morphological and cytological features. To induce polyploidy, the root meristems were exposed to the trifluralin herbicide at a concentration of 3 μM at 4 ºC for 14 (control, 24, 48, 72 and 96 h. Then, the rootlets were stored for 24 h in a closed flask and refrigerated in methanol: acetic acid solution (high purity in the ratio 3:1, at -4 ºC. Root meristems were digested in pectinase enzyme (SigmaTM. Mitotic cells were obtained by cell dissociation, air drying and hotplate. 30 cells in metaphase were colored with Giemsa 5% and analyzed. The stomata were obtained from young plantlets of each treatment under the same physical and chemical conditions. For stomata analysis, was used epidermal print of adaxial leaf, with universal instant adhesive (Super BonderTM. 200 stomata were analyzed of each treatment. Among the four treatments evaluated, the exposure of root meristem for 96 h in 3 μM trifluralin, at 4 ºC, induced genome duplication in Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa with 2n = 4x = 48 chromosomes and stomata average size of 0.215 mm, being superior to the other treatments.

  7. Whole-body strength training with Huber Motion Lab and traditional strength training in cardiac rehabilitation: A randomized controlled study.

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    Guiraud, Thibaut; Labrunée, Marc; Besnier, Florent; Sénard, Jean-Michel; Pillard, Fabien; Rivière, Daniel; Richard, Lisa; Laroche, Davy; Sanguignol, Frédéric; Pathak, Atul; Gayda, Mathieu; Gremeaux, Vincent

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    Isometric strengthening has been rarely studied in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), mainly because of possible potential side effects and lack of appropriate and reliable devices. We aimed to compare 2 different modes of resistance training, an isometric mode with the Huber Motion Lab (HML) and traditional strength training (TST), in CHD patients undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program. We randomly assigned 50 patients to HML or TST. Patients underwent complete blinded evaluation before and after the rehabilitation program, including testing for cardiopulmonary exercise, maximal isometric voluntary contraction, endothelial function and body composition. After 4 weeks of training (16 sessions), the groups did not differ in body composition, anthropometric characteristics, or endothelial function. With HML, peak power output (P=0.035), maximal heart rate (P<0.01) and gain of force measured in the chest press position (P<0.02) were greater after versus before training. Both protocols appeared to be well tolerated, safe and feasible for these CHD patients. A training protocol involving 6s phases of isometric contractions with 10s of passive recovery on an HML device could be safely implemented in rehabilitation programs for patients with CHD and improve functional outcomes. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  8. RECIPIENTES E SUBSTRATOS NA PRODUÇÃO DE MUDAS DE JATOBÁ (Hymenaea courbaril L.

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    Luciana de Moura Gonzaga

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar diferentes recipientes e substratos na produção de mudas de jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L., arbórea nativa da família Caesalpinioideae. O delineamento utilizado foi inteiramente ao acaso com 2 recipientes (tubete e sacola plástica e 10 formulações de substratos (misturas de solo, esterco bovino - EB, cama aviária de poedeiras - CA, fertilizante químico e areia, em diferentes proporções. Aos 210 dias após semeadura foram avaliadas as variáveis: altura da parte aérea, diâmetro do colo, matéria seca da parte aérea, radicular, e total, e calculado os índices de qualidade das mudas. Foi realizada a quantificação de esporos de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMAs e a normalização por meio de correção ESPOROS/MSR. Na maioria das características avaliadas, não houve diferença significativa entre os substratos testados, o que possibilita o uso de acordo com o custo e a disponibilidade local de cada. A sacola plástica e os substratos de origem animal possibilitaram maiores ganhos de biomassa às mudas. Quanto ao número de esporos de FMAs os maiores valores foram observados em substratos contendo CA em tubete. Recomenda-se para a produção de mudas de jatobá: sacola plástica e o substrato com 60% solo + 20% areia + 20% CA.

  9. Scarification with sulphuric acid of Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex Ducke seeds - FABACEAE Escarificação com ácido sulfúrico de sementes de Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex Ducke - FABACEAE

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    Full Text Available Seed coat impermeability to water occurs in many species, including Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex Ducke. To promote germination in seeds with coat impermeability the use of sulphuric acid (H2SO4 is recommended. The objective of this study was to identify a better time for the scarification with sulphuric acid for S. amazonicum seeds. The effect of scarification with sulphuric acid for 20, 40 and 60 min on germination and speed germination was studied for seeds that were either sowed immediately after scarification or after a 24-hour period of immersion in water. Seeds were sown on a mix of sand and sawdust (1:1. The experimental design was completely randomized with four replications of 50 seeds. The statistical analysis of germination was carried out at six, nine, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 24 days after sowing, in a factorial scheme. For speed germination the means were compared by the Tukey test. There was an interaction between treatments to overcome dormancy and immersion time after scarification in most evaluations. Immersion in water accelerated the beginning of germination. All treatments to overcome dormancy promoted seed germination. However, scarification for 60 min, showed better germination, 92% when immediately sown and 86.5% when sown after 24 hours. Speed germination index was highest for scarified seeds for 60 min followed by immersion in water. Scarification for 60 min was the most efficient treatment to promote germination in S. amazonicum seeds.Impermeabilidade do tegumento da semente à água ocorre em muitas espécies, inclusive em Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex Ducke. Para promover a germinação de sementes com tegumento impermeável um dos métodos recomendados é o uso de ácido sulfúrico (H2SO4. O objetivo desse estudo foi identificar o melhor tempo de escarificação com ácido sulfúrico na superação da dormência em sementes de S. amazonicum, escarificadas durante 20, 40 e 60 minutos. Parte das sementes foi semeada

  10. Annual growth bands in Hymenaea courbaril: implications for utilization in tropical paleoclimate reconstructions.

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    Westbrook, J. A.; Guilderson, T.; Colinvaux, P. A.; D'Arrigo, R.

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    Instrumental records of environmental variables such as temperature and precipitation are necessary to understand climate patterns and variability. In general, such observations from the tropics do not exist prior to the late 19th century, and existing records contain large spatial and temporal gaps and are sparsely distributed. An important source of annual temperature and precipitation proxy-data comes from the regular annual growth rings of wood formed by trees. Tree growth rings occur in response to periodic seasonal changes in the environment. Although expansive and diverse in number and ecology, a vast majority of tropical trees do not produce distinct annual growth rings. Because of this, tropical dendrochronology and paleoclimate reconstructions have lagged behind their temperate and higher latitude cousins. Distinct secondary growth rings were investigated in a single individual of the tropical hardwood legume Hymenaea courbaril felled within the City of David, Republic of Panama. Rings that maintained circuitry were considered annual and were sampled for 14C. Radiocarbon values from the secondary growth rings from this specimen were compared with annual reference radiocarbon values from wood and air in North America, New Zealand and Germany. This comparison demonstrated that the secondary growth rings formed by H. courbaril were determined to be annual in nature in this one stem disk specimen. To confirm the consistency of the annual nature of the secondary growth rings in H. courbaril, nine (9) additional specimens were recovered from the small hamlet of San Carlos y Algarobbo in western Panama between the town of David and the cordillera approximately ~30km from the site of the first tree sample. Of the nine specimens, four were chosen for ring counts and isotope analyses. "Annual" rings were counted and samples corresponding to the equivalent time of the bomb-14C peak were sampled. In addition a small subset of years within one tree specimen were sub

  11. Photodegradation of two tropical wood species: jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril and tauari (Couratari oblongifolia submitted to ultraviolet radiation

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to follow the process of photodegradation of the natural color of wood surface of two tropical species when exposed to ultraviolet radiation. It were used the wood of jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril with reddish brown coloration, and tauari (Couratari oblongifolia with yellowish olive coloration. Samples of these woods were subjected to four cycles of ultraviolet radiation (UV amounting to a total of 168 hours of irradiation and at 350 nm of wave length. Changes of the woods natural color, indicative of the photodegradation process, was monitored by spectrocolorimetry. Both species underwent changes in color caused by photodegradation, since the irradiation caused darkening which was quantified by the intensity of reflected light. Tauari demonstrated greater resistance to UV radiation and jatobá showed greater tendency to redden up. Both species were classified as woods with very appreciable variation in color.

  12. Estudo taxonômico de Hymenaea L.: complexo H. courbaril, H. martiana e H. stigonocarpa (fabaceae: caesalpinioideae: detarieae)

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    O gênero Hymenaea agrega presentemente 14 espécies e 26 táxons (incluindo táxons infraespecíficos), dos quais 23 ocorrem no Brasil. A última revisão do gênero foi publicada há mais de trinta anos, e a diferenciação dos táxons baseia-se principalmente em caracteres biométricos e reprodutivos, que se sobrepõe ou não são exclusivos, por vezes tornando a identificação imprecisa. Foram examinadas no presente trabalho três espécies filogeneticamente relacionadas, H. courbaril, H. martiana e H. stig...

  13. Isolation and absolute configuration of ent-Halimane diterpenoids from Hymenaea courbaril from the Suriname rain forest.

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    Abdel-Kader, Maged; Berger, John M; Slebodnick, Carla; Hoch, Jeannine; Malone, Stan; Wisse, Jan H; Werkhoven, Marga C M; Mamber, Steven; Kingston, David G I

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    Bioactivity-directed fractionation of a methanol extract of Hymenaea courbaril afforded the three new diterpenoids (13R)-13-hydroxy-1(10),14-ent-halimadien-18-oic acid (1), (2S,13R)-2,13-dihydroxy-1(10),14-ent-halimadien-18-oic acid (2), and (13R)-2-oxo-13-hydroxy-1(10),14-ent-halimadien-18-oic acid (3). The configurations of these compounds were determined from X-ray crystallography of 1, circular dichroism of 2 and 3, and spectral studies of prepared derivatives. Compound 1 exhibited weak cytotoxicity toward the 1138 mutant yeast strain and the A2780 human ovarian cancer cell line.

  14. Antiproliferative action of aqueous extracts of Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. (Fabaceae on the cell cycle of Allium cepa L.

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    Full Text Available In this study we evaluated the action of crude aqueous extracts obtained from rhytidome of Hymenaea stigonocarpa (jatobá-do-cerrado on Allium cepa meristematic root cells in three concentrations: 0.082, 0.164, 0.328g/mL, at exposure times of 24 and 48 h. The slides were prepared by the crushing technique, and cells analyzed throughout the cell cycle, totaling 5000 for each control group and concentration. It was found that all three concentrations, including the lowest which is considered ideal for use, in all exposure times, had significant antiproliferative action on the cell cycle of this test system. For cells under division, we observed a high number of cells in prophase. Therefore, under the conditions studied H. stigonocarpa indicated to be cytotoxic.

  15. First isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans genotype VNI MAT-alpha from wood inside hollow trunks of Hymenaea courbaril.

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    Castro e Silva, D M; Santos, D C S; Martins, M A; Oliveira, L; Szeszs, M W; Melhem, M S C

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    Cryptococcal infection is transmitted by the inhalation of Cryptococcus spp. propagules. Information about the Cryptococcus species inhabiting plants might be clinically relevant due to the epidemiological role of these habitats as possible sources of human infection. The aim of this study was to increase the knowledge about the environmental occurrence of cryptococcosis agents. Hollow tree vegetal debris of nine plant species was sampled quarterly over a 12-month period. Melanized colonies were screened for Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii by biochemical tests, followed by URA5-RFLP molecular analysis, M13 fingerprinting assays, and mating-typing with the specific a and α primers. The susceptibility to fluconazole of all of the confirmed species colonies was determined using the AFST-EUCAST broth dilution method. We found that the typical Brazilian flora tree Hymenaea courbaril yielded a high cryptococcal burden (median, 10(2) CFU/g) during the summer, autumn and winter seasons. C. neoformans VNI molecular type MAT alpha was identified in all of the samples. The fingerprinting analyses showed great molecular variability with no correlation with the susceptibility profile to fluconazole (MIC range 4 to ≥64 mg/l). To our knowledge, this study is the first describing the association between C. neoformans and Hymenaea courbaril. These observations extend the known geographic distribution of and substantiate a new urban environmental niche for C. neoformans and also emphasize the genetic diversity of the environmental C. neoformans VNI molecular type isolates. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  16. Antifungal and cytotoxicity activities of the fresh xylem sap of Hymenaea courbaril L. and its major constituent fisetin.

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    da Costa, Maysa Paula; Bozinis, Marize Campos Valadares; Andrade, Wanessa Machado; Costa, Carolina Rodrigues; da Silva, Alessandro Lopes; Alves de Oliveira, Cecília Maria; Kato, Lucília; Fernandes, Orionalda de Fátima Lisboa; Souza, Lúcia Kioko Hasimoto; Silva, Maria do Rosário Rodrigues

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    The great potential of plants as Hymenaea courbaril L (jatoba) has not yet been throughly explored scientifically and therefore it is very important to investigate their pharmacological and toxicological activities to establish their real efficacy and safety. This study investigated the cytotoxicity of xylem sap of Hymenaea courbaril L and its bioactivity against the fungi Cryptococcus neoformans species complex and dermatophytes. The fresh xylem sap of H. courbaril was filtered resulting in an insoluble brown color precipitate and was identified as fisetin. In the filtrate was identified the mixture of fisetinediol, fustin, 3-O-methyl-2,3-trans-fustin and taxifolin, which were evaluated by broth microdilution antifungal susceptibility testing against C. neoformans species complex and dermatophytes. The fresh xylem sap and fisetin were screened for cytotoxicity against the 3T3-A31 cells of Balb/c using neutral red uptake (NRU) assay. The fresh xylem sap and the fisetin showed higher in vitro activity than the filtrate. The xylem sap of H. courbaril inhibited the growth of dermatophytes and of C. neoformans with minimal inhibition concentration (MIC) < 256 μg/mL, while the fisetin showed MIC < 128 μg/mL for these fungi. Fisetin showed lower toxicity (IC50 = 158 μg/mL) than the fresh xylem sap (IC50 = 109 μg/mL). Naturally occurring fisetin can provide excellent starting points for clinical application and can certainly represent a therapeutic potential against fungal infections, because it showed in vitro antifungal activity and low toxicity on animal cells.

  17. Influence of the Extractive Method on the Recovery of Phenolic Compounds in Different Parts of Hymenaea martiana Hayne

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    Oliveira, Fernanda Granja da Silva; de Lima-Saraiva, Sarah Raquel Gomes; Oliveira, Ana Paula; Rabêlo, Suzana Vieira; Rolim, Larissa Araújo; Almeida, Jackson Roberto Guedes da Silva

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    Background: Popularly known as “jatobá,” Hymenaea martiana Hayne is a medicinal plant widely used in the Brazilian Northeast for the treatment of various diseases. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different extractive methods in the production of phenolic compounds from different parts of H. martiana. Materials and Methods: The leaves, bark, fruits, and seeds were dried, pulverized, and submitted to maceration, ultrasound, and percolation extractive methods, which were evaluated for yield, visual aspects, qualitative phytochemical screening, phenolic compound content, and total flavonoids. Results: The highest results of yield were obtained from the maceration of the leaves, which may be related to the contact time between the plant drug and solvent. The visual aspects of the extracts presented some differences between the extractive methods. The phytochemical screening showed consistent data with other studies of the genus. Both the vegetal part as the different extractive methods influenced significantly the levels of phenolic compounds, and the highest content was found in the maceration of the barks, even more than the content found previously. No differences between the levels of total flavonoids were significant. The highest concentration of total flavonoids was found in the ultrasound of the barks, followed by maceration on this drug. According to the results, the barks of H. martiana presented the highest total flavonoid contents. Conclusion: The results demonstrate that both the vegetable and the different extractive methods influenced significantly various parameters obtained in the various extracts, demonstrating the importance of systematic comparative studies for the development of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. SUMMARY The phytochemical screening showed consistent data with other studies of the genus HymenaeaBoth the vegetable part and the different extractive methods influenced significantly various parameters

  18. Influence of the Extractive Method on the Recovery of Phenolic Compounds in Different Parts of Hymenaea martiana Hayne.

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    Oliveira, Fernanda Granja da Silva; de Lima-Saraiva, Sarah Raquel Gomes; Oliveira, Ana Paula; Rabêlo, Suzana Vieira; Rolim, Larissa Araújo; Almeida, Jackson Roberto Guedes da Silva

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    Popularly known as "jatobá," Hymenaea martiana Hayne is a medicinal plant widely used in the Brazilian Northeast for the treatment of various diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different extractive methods in the production of phenolic compounds from different parts of H. martiana. The leaves, bark, fruits, and seeds were dried, pulverized, and submitted to maceration, ultrasound, and percolation extractive methods, which were evaluated for yield, visual aspects, qualitative phytochemical screening, phenolic compound content, and total flavonoids. The highest results of yield were obtained from the maceration of the leaves, which may be related to the contact time between the plant drug and solvent. The visual aspects of the extracts presented some differences between the extractive methods. The phytochemical screening showed consistent data with other studies of the genus. Both the vegetal part as the different extractive methods influenced significantly the levels of phenolic compounds, and the highest content was found in the maceration of the barks, even more than the content found previously. No differences between the levels of total flavonoids were significant. The highest concentration of total flavonoids was found in the ultrasound of the barks, followed by maceration on this drug. According to the results, the barks of H. martiana presented the highest total flavonoid contents. The results demonstrate that both the vegetable and the different extractive methods influenced significantly various parameters obtained in the various extracts, demonstrating the importance of systematic comparative studies for the development of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The phytochemical screening showed consistent data with other studies of the genus HymenaeaBoth the vegetable part and the different extractive methods influenced significantly various parameters obtained in the various extracts, including the levels of phenolic compounds

  19. Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences: an interview with Jo Anne Boorkman, Jeffrey T. Huber and Fred W. Roper. Interview by Elizabeth Connor.

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    Boorkman, Jo Anne; Huber, Jeffrey T; Roper, Fred W

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    Few works serve as solid a framework for the field of health sciences librarianship or provide as many insights and detailed knowledge as Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences. Now in its fourth edition, the book's editors and contributors represent an impressive range of experience, expertise, and subject knowledge appreciated by practicing librarians in a variety of settings and by students of health sciences librarianship. Jo Anne Boorkman, Jeffrey T. Huber, and Fred W. Roper answered a series of questions about the latest edition of this seminal work, and offered opinions about reference works, services, and librarians.

  20. Ontogênese, anatomia e ultra-estrutura dos nectários extraflorais de Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (Fabaceae - Caesalpinioideae Ontogenesis, anatomy, and ultrastructure of Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (Fabaceae - Caesalpinioideae extrafloral nectaries

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    Élder Antônio Sousa Paiva

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    Full Text Available O jatobá-do-cerrado (Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne apresenta nectários extraflorais (NEFs, os quais são descritos pela primeira vez no gênero. Neste trabalho foram estudadas a distribuição, ontogênese, estrutura e ultra-estrutura dos nectários extraflorais (NEFs. Amostras de folhas em várias fases de desenvolvimento foram coletadas, fixadas e processadas para estudos em microscopia de luz e eletrônica de transmissão e varredura, segundo técnicas convencionais. Testes histoquímicos foram empregados para determinar a natureza química da secreção. Os NEFs estão distribuídos por todo o limbo, sendo mais concentrados nos terços basal e médio de cada folíolo. Estes nectários são embutidos no mesofilo, apresentam tecido secretor envolvido por uma endoderme e são vascularizados por xilema e floema. A atividade secretora dos NEFs é limitada à fase juvenil da folha. Nas folhas mais velhas, os NEFs tornam-se não funcionais. O tecido secretor dos NEFs é formado a partir da protoderme, enquanto a endoderme tem origem no meristema fundamental. No tecido secretor de nectários funcionais as células apresentam citoplasma denso, núcleo volumoso, mitocôndrias, plastídios com sistema de membranas pouco desenvolvido, gotas de óleo dispersas no citosol, dictiossomos e segmentos de retículo endoplasmático liso. A secreção é liberada por meio de rupturas cuticulares e apresenta polissacarídeos e lipídios.Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne, known as "jatobá-do-cerrado" has extrafloral nectaries (EFNs, which are reported for the first time in Hymenaea genus. In this research the origin, distribution, structure, and ultrastructure of the EFNs were studied. Samples of leaflets at different developmental stages were collected, fixed and processed by standard methods for analyses at light and electronic microscopes; histochemical tests were employed to determine the nature of secretion products. EFNs are distributed all over

  1. Strong Correlation Between Isoprene Emission and Gross Photosynthetic Capacity During Leaf Phenology of the Tropical Tree Species Hymenaea courbaril

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    Kuhn, U.; Rottenberger, S.; Biesenthal, T.; Wolf, A.; Schebeske, G.; Ciccioli, P.; Kesselmeier, J.

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    Composition and amount of volatile organic compound (VOC) emission of the tropical tree species Hymenaea courbaril was studied under different developmental stages at a remote Amazonian rainforest site. The different stages covered young leaves (= grown full in size, but not fully turgescent) in the end of the dry season, mature leaves in the end of dry and wet season, and senescent leaves in the end of dry season. Though the diel isoprene emissions pattern could adequately be modelled by a current isoprene algorithm, the basal emission capacity of isoprene changed considerably over the course of leaf development. The inadequacy of using one single standard emission factor to represent the VOC emission capacity of tropical vegetation for an entire seasonal cycle is obvious. A strong linear correlation between the isoprene emission capacity and the gross photosynthetic capacity (GPmax) covering all developmental stages and seasons was observed. Hence, basic leaf photosynthetic activity may offer a valuable basis to model the seasonal variation of isoprene emission, especially in tropical regions where the environmental conditions vary less than in temperate regions. Of special interest was the light dependent monoterpene emission found exclusively in the period between bud break and leave maturity. The finding of this temporary emergence of monoterpene emission may be of general interest in understanding both the ecological functions of isoprenoid production and the regulatory processes involved.

  2. A xyloglucan from seeds of the native Brazilian species Hymenaea courbaril for micropropagation of Marubakaido and Jonagored apples.

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    Lima-Nishimura, N; Quoirin, M; Naddaf, Y G; Wilhelm, H M; Ribas, L L F; Sierakowski, M-R

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    Xyloglucan was extracted from seeds of Hymenaea courbaril and mixed with agar to prepare a solid culture medium used for micropropagation of the Marubakaido apple rootstock (Malus prunifolia Borkh) and cv. Jonagored (Malus domestica). The performance on gels created from a blend of 0.4%agar and 0.2% xyloglucan (w/v) was compared with that on media gelled with a standard concentration 0.6% (w/v) of agar. The growth of shoots and the multiplication rate were higher on the modified culture medium than on the agar-gelled medium. The occurrence of hyperhydric shoots was lower on the modified medium. In the absence of auxin, shoot rooting reached 70% (Marubakaido) and 66% (Jonagored) on the agar-xyloglucan medium and 6.7% and 10.4%, respectively, on the agar medium. When 0.25 microM indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) was added to both media, the modified medium gave better results in terms of rooting percentage and quality of roots than the agar-gelled medium.

  3. Feeding selectivity by mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in relation to leaf secondary chemistry in Hymenaea courbaril.

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    Welker, B J; König, W; Pietsch, M; Adams, R P

    2007-06-01

    This study is a quantitative examination of primate feeding selectivity in relation to secondary chemistry within a single plant species, Hymenaea courbaril. It provides the first evidence that sesquiterpenes may act as feeding deterrents in mantled howler monkeys. A free-ranging group of mantled howler monkeys at the study site of Sector Santa Rosa, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica were observed for the 2-month period of H. courbaril leaf flush in 1999. Tree characteristic data and leaf specimens were collected from 22 focal trees. Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry were used to estimate relative percentages of sesquiterpenes in leaf specimens. The monkeys fed only on the youngest leaves and only from particular trees. Whereas leaf stage selectivity was likely governed by tannin content and structural carbohydrates in younger and older leaf stages, respectively, differential tree use may be related to variability in sesquiterpene content. There is evidence that alpha-copaene may have played a role in interindividual tree use, and that cyperene may also be implicated. However, there is no reported evidence of antiherbivore activity for cyperene.

  4. Biometric data of fruits and seeds of Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Y. T. Lee & Langenh and H. martiana Hayne

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    Full Text Available The Cerrado presents high species diversity, but estimates indicate that 48% of its vegetation has been cleared or changed. Based on this scenario there is imminent demand for the recovery of degraded areas, and studies that aim to understand the biometrics of native species are relevant for this purpose. The goal of this study was to characterize the biometry of fruits and seeds of Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa and H. martiana, and to compare the biometric characteristics of different species in this genus to help with their identification. Near the city of Itapuranga, in the state of Goiás, five tree matrixes of H. courbaril var. stilbocarpa and three of H. martiana were sampled. From each species, fruits were collected, measured and weighed. The species differed significantly in relation to fruit length. Regarding the seeds, H. martiana presented biometric parameters with the highest values. In addition, fruits and seeds of both species had significantly different weights. The comparative analysis of the genus showed that H. intermedia can be easily distinguished from other species because of its large fruits, and that H. martiana had the largest and most robust seeds. The information presented in this study is relevant and shows how the biometry of fruits and seeds can be used to differentiate species.

  5. CROP COEFFICIENT, DRY MATTER PARTITION AND SEEDLINGS QUALITY OF Hymenaea courbaril L. IN CONTAINERS SIZES UNDER WATER DEFICIT IRRIGATION1

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Native species seedlings are commonly used in the degraded areas reforestation, riparian forests and legal reserve. Among the factors that influence the seedlings quality, are the container size and the substrate water availability. Thus, the objective of this paper was to evaluate Hymenaea courbaril L. seedlings response in function of irrigation levels and container sizes. The experiment was carried out in greenhouse, in randomized blocks design, with three replications in split plots, in 2 x 5 scheme. Rigid pots of 3.1 L and stiff plastic tubes of 4.0 L were used in the plots, while irrigation levels equals to 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% and 100% of the maximum evapotranspiration (ETm were used in the subplots. The stiff plastic tube provided larger ETm and increased seedlings quality and, consequently, larger crop coefficient (Kc in comparison with rigid pot, in the phase from 80 to 200 days after the sowing (DAS. The Kc of the seedlings in citrovase varired from 0.54 to 1.12, of the planting at 200 DAS, according the Penman-Monteith methodology. Irrigation levels between ETm 86.8% and 100% propitiated larger seedlings quality index. To the 200 DAS, the roots dry matter was larger than the leaves dry matter, unlike the initial phases.

  6. The Moss Macromitrium Richardii (Orthotrichaceae with Sporophyte and Calyptra Enclosed in Hymenaea Resin from the Dominican Republic

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    Full Text Available Dominican amber is an important source for Early Miocene bryophytes. We report the moss Macromitrium richardii Schwägr., an extant representative of the Orthotrichaceae, from the Dominican amber collection of the American Museum of Natural History. This species is currently a widespread Neotropical epiphyte. The specimen includes several gametophytes and sporophytes, and represents the first fossil record of Orthotrichaceae. Alongside the Macromitrium shoots we observed several fragments of the liverworts Cheilolejeunea antiqua and Frullania sp. The unusual thermal behavior of the resin sample initially led to doubts about the Miocene age of the specimen, but chemical analyses of the Hymenaea resin provides evidence that the specimen represents a highly oxidized sample of Miocene Dominican amber rather than an artificially thermally-treated subfossil resin (copal. Our inclusion demonstrates the exceptional preservation potential of tree resin, but our observations also suggest that provenance (including any possibility that a modern resin has been thermally treated to make it appear older should be scrutinized when single pieces with atypical thermal behavior and exceptionally well-preserved extant morphotypes come to light.

  7. Whole-body strength training using a Huber Motion Lab in coronary heart disease patients: safety, tolerance, fuel selection, and energy expenditure aspects and optimization.

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    Guiraud, Thibaut; Labrunée, Marc; Pillard, Fabien; Granger, Richard; Bousquet, Marc; Richard, Lisa; Boned, Anne; Pathak, Atul; Gayda, Mathieu; Gremeaux, Vincent

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    The aim of this study was to investigate safety, tolerance, relative exercise intensity, and muscle substrate oxidation during sessions performed on a Huber Motion Lab in coronary heart disease patients. After an assessment of Vo2 peak, 20 coronary heart disease patients participated in two different exercises performed in random order at 40% and 70% (W40 and W70) of the maximal isometric voluntary contraction. No significant arrhythmia or abnormal blood pressure responses occurred during either session, and no muscle soreness was reported within 48 hrs posttest. The authors found a difference between W40 and W70 sessions for mean (standard deviation) ventilation (25.1% [8%] and 32.1% [9%] of maximal ventilation, respectively; P = 0.04) and a small difference for mean (standard deviation) heart rate (73 [7] and 79 [8] beats/min, respectively; P < 0.01). When compared with the W40, the W70 was associated with higher active energy expenditure (2.4 [0.6] and 3.1 [0.9] Kcal/min, respectively; P < 0.0001) and a similar mean (standard deviation) oxygen uptake (5.5 [1] and 6.6 [1] ml/min per kilogram, respectively; P = 0.07). The qualitative percentages of carbohydrates and lipids oxidized were 71% and 29%, respectively, at W40 and 91% and 9%, respectively, at W70. Both protocols, which consisted of repeating 6-sec phases of contractions with 10 secs of passive recovery on the Huber Motion Lab, seemed to be well tolerated, safe, and feasible in this group of coronary heart disease patients.

  8. Plasticity in the Huber value contributes to homeostasis in leaf water relations of a mallee Eucalypt with variation to groundwater depth.

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    Carter, Jennifer L; White, Donald A

    2009-11-01

    Information on how vegetation adapts to differences in water supply is critical for predicting vegetation survival, growth and water use, which, in turn, has important impacts on site hydrology. Many field studies assess adaptation to water stress by comparing between disparate sites, which makes it difficult to distinguish between physiological or morphological changes and long-term genetic adaptation. When planting trees into new environments, the phenotypic adaptations of a species to water stress will be of primary interest. This study examined the response to water availability of Eucalyptus kochii ssp. borealis (C. Gardner) D. Nicolle, commonly integrated with agriculture in south-western Australia for environmental and economic benefits. By choosing a site where the groundwater depth varied but where climate and soil type were the same, we were able to isolate tree response to water supply. Tree growth, leaf area and stand water use were much larger for trees over shallow groundwater than for trees over a deep water table below a silcrete hardpan. However, water use on a leaf area basis was similar in trees over deep and shallow groundwater, as were the minimum leaf water potential observed over different seasons and the turgor loss point. We conclude that homeostasis in leaf water use and water relations was maintained through a combination of stomatal control and adjustment of sapwood-to-leaf area ratios (Huber value). Differences in the Huber value with groundwater depth were associated with different sapwood-specific conductivity and water use on a sapwood area basis. Knowledge of the coordination between water supply, leaf area, sapwood area and leaf transpiration rate for different species will be important when predicting stand water use.

  9. Phytochemical study guided by the myorelaxant activity of the crude extract, fractions and constituent from stem bark of Hymenaea courbaril L.

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    Bezerra, Gabrieli Penha; Góis, Roberto Wagner da Silva; de Brito, Teresinha Silva; de Lima, Francisco José Batista; Bandeira, Mary Anne Medeiros; Romero, Nirla Rodrigues; Magalhães, Pedro Jorge Caldas; Santiago, Gilvandete Maria Pinheiro

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    Hymenaea courbaril L. (Caesalpinoideae) is used in Brazilian folk medicine to treat anemia, kidney problems, sore throat and other dysfunctions of the respiratory system, such as bronchitis and asthma, although such properties are yet to be scientifically validated. In order to give a scientific basis to support the traditional use of Hymenaea courbaril, this study was designed to evaluate antioxidant, myorelaxant and anti-inflammatory properties of the ethanol extract from stem bark and its fractions. The myorelaxant effect of astilbin, a flavonoid isolated from the bioactive ethyl acetate fraction (EAF), has also been evaluated. In the present study ethanol extract from stem bark (EEHC) and fractions were analyzed using bioassay-guided fractionation. The following activities were investigated: antioxidant by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay, myorelaxant on rat tracheal smooth muscle, and anti-inflammatory using ovalbumin-induced leukocytosis and airway hyperresponsiveness in rats. The results of the present investigation show that the whole extract of Hymenaea courbaril and some of its fractions strongly scavenged DPPH radical. The extract showed myorelaxant activity on rat trachea, being EAF its highest efficient fraction. Bio-guided study allowed the isolation of astilbin, a well-known flavonoid. The activity induced by this compound indicates that it may be partly responsible for the myorelaxant effect of EAF. EAF reduced contractions that depended on divalent cation inflow through voltage-operated Ca(2+) channels (VOCCs) or receptor-operated Ca(2+) channels (ROCCs), but it was more potent to inhibit VOCC- than ROCC-dependent contraction induced by Ca(2+) addition in ACh-enriched Ca(2+)-free medium. Oral pretreatment of antigen-challenged animals with EAF prevented airway hyperresponsiveness on KCl-induced contraction and reduced the number of total white cells, particularly eosinophils and neutrophils in bronchoalveolar lavage. This study provided

  10. Anatomia dos órgãos vegetativos de Hymenaea martiana Hayne (Caesalpinioideae-Fabaceae): espécie de uso medicinal em Caetité-BA

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    Leite, K. R. B.; Silva, M. S.; Saba, M. D.

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    p. 673-679 Hymenaea martiana Hayne (Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae) apresenta grande valor na medicina popular em Caetité. A casca, entrecasca do caule e a resina, são utilizadas no tratamento de diversos males. Neste estudo são apresentadas a caracterização anatômica e histoquímica dos órgãos vegetativos. Amostras foram coletadas e processadas segundo técnicas usuais em anatomia vegetal e histoquímica. Todos os órgãos apresentam, em visão transversal, epiderme unisseriada e cavidades secretora...

  11. Anatomia dos órgãos vegetativos de Hymenaea martiana Hayne (Caesalpinioideae-Fabaceae): espécie de uso medicinal em Caetité-BA

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    Silva,M.S.; Leite,K.R.B.; Saba,M.D.

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    Hymenaea martiana Hayne (Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae) apresenta grande valor na medicina popular em Caetité. A casca, entrecasca do caule e a resina, são utilizadas no tratamento de diversos males. Neste estudo são apresentadas a caracterização anatômica e histoquímica dos órgãos vegetativos. Amostras foram coletadas e processadas segundo técnicas usuais em anatomia vegetal e histoquímica. Todos os órgãos apresentam, em visão transversal, epiderme unisseriada e cavidades secretoras. Cutícula es...

  12. Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne: A tropical medicinal plant with intestinal anti-inflammatory activity in TNBS model of intestinal inflammation in rats.

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    Orsi, Patrícia Rodrigues; Seito, Leonardo Noboru; Di Stasi, Luiz Claudio

    2014-01-01

    Stem bark and fruit pulp of Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart ex. Hayne (Fabaceae) has been popularly used to treat inflammation and gastrointestinal diseases including ulcers, diarrhea and gastric pain. The aim of this study was to investigate the intestinal anti-inflammatory activity of a methanol extract derived from the stem bark and diet with fruit pulp of Hymenaea stigonocarpa in the TNBS model of intestinal inflammation in rats. The intestinal anti-inflammatory activity of stem bark extract (100, 200 and 400mg/kg) and fruit pulp (10% and 5% in diet) was measured against the intestinal inflammatory process induced by TNBS (trinitrobenzesulphonic acid) in rats. The protective effects were evaluated as follows: evaluation of intestinal damage (damage score, extension of lesion, colon weight/length ratio), incidence of diarrhea and adherence to adjacent organs, colon glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) contents, myeloperoxidase (MPO) and alkaline phosphatase (AP) activities. In addition, in vitro studies on lipid peroxidation in rat brain membranes and phytochemical profile were performed with both stem bark and fruit pulp. Treatment with 100, 200 and 400mg/kg of stem bark extract and 10% fruit pulp flour showed protective effects in the TNBS-induced colon damage, which was related to inhibition of MPO and AP activities, reduction in colon MDA content, and counteraction of GSH depletion induced by inflammatory process. A concentration-dependent inhibitory effect on the lipid peroxidation in rat brain membranes for stem bark and fruit pulp was determined, with an IC50 value of 5.25 ± 0.23 μg/mL and 27.33 ± 0.09 μg/mL, respectively. Similar phytochemical composition was observed in fruit and stem bark, including mainly flavonoids, condensed tannins and terpenes. Stem bark extract and fruit pulp flour of Hymenaea stigonocarpa prevented TNBS-induced colonic damage in rats and this protective effect were associated to an improvement of intestinal oxidative

  13. Propriedades de chapas fabricadas com partículas de madeira de paricá (Schyzolobium amazonicum Huber ex. Ducke e fibras de coco (Cocos nucifera L. Properties of particleboards made of paricá (Schyzolobium amazonicum Huber ex. Ducke particles and coconut (Cocus nucifera L. fibers

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    Andrea Colli

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar as propriedades de chapas fabricadas com partículas de madeira de paricá (Schyzolobium amazonicum Huber ex. Ducke, às quais foram adicionadas diferentes proporções de fibras de coco (Cocos nucifera L.. As chapas foram fabricadas com 6 ou 8% de adesivo, à base de ureia-formaldeído e tendo como meta uma massa específica de 360 kg/m³. Observou-se que a adição de fibras de coco não afetou a estabilidade dimensional, higroscopicidade e absorção de água, porém aumentou significativamente as demais propriedades. As chapas fabricadas com 8% de adesivo foram mais estáveis e mais resistentes do que aquelas feitas com 6% de adesivo.This work had as its objective to determine the properties of particleboards fabricated with paricá particles (Schyzolobium amazonicum Huber ex. Ducke, with increasing proportions of coconut fibers (Coconuts nucifera L.. Boards were fabricated with 6 or 8% of urea-formaldehyde adhesive. Particleboard mean density was equal to 360 kg/m³. The addition of coconut fibers didn't affected boards' dimensional stability, higrospicidity, water absorption capability. However it increased its mechanical properties. The addition of 8% of adhesive improved all board properties.

  14. The role of the storage carbon of cotyledons in the establishment of seedlings of Hymenaea courbaril under different light conditions.

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    Santos, Henrique P; Buckeridge, Marcos S

    2004-12-01

    Hymenaea courbaril (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) is a tree species with wide distribution through all of the Neotropics. It has large seeds (approx. 5 g) with non-photosynthetic storage cotyledons rich (40 %) in a cell wall polysaccharide (xyloglucan) as a carbon reserve. Because it is found in the understorey of tropical forests, it has been considered as a shade-tolerant, late-secondary species. However, the physiological mechanisms involved in seedling establishment, especially regarding the interplay between storage and light intensity, are not understood. In this work, the ecophysiological role of this carbon cotyledon reserve (xyloglucan) is characterized, emphasizing its effects on seedling growth and development during the transition from heterotrophy to autotrophy under different light conditions. Seedlings of H. courbaril were grown in environments with different light intensities, and with or without cotyledons detached before xyloglucan mobilization. Development, growth, photosynthesis and carbon partitioning (dry mass and [14C]sucrose) were analysed in each treatment. The detachment of cotyledons was not important for seedling survival, but resulted in a strong restriction (50 % less) of shoot growth, which was the main sink for the cotyledon carbon reserves. Carbon restriction promoted an early maturation of the photosynthetic apparatus without changes in the net CO2 fixation per unit area. The reduced surface area of the first leaves in seedlings without cotyledons was evidence of limited growth and development of seedlings in low light conditions (22 micromol m(-2) s(-1) photon flux). There is an increase in the importance of storage xyloglucan in cotyledons for H. courbaril seedling development as light intensity decreases, confirming that this polymer plays a key role in the adaptation of this species to establish successfully in the shadowed understorey of the forest.

  15. Purification of a beta-galactosidase from cotyledons of Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae). Enzyme properties and biological function.

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    de Alcântara, P H N; Martim, L; Silva, C O; Dietrich, S M C; Buckeridge, M S

    2006-01-01

    Beta-galactosidases are enzymes that can be found in most living beings and in the plant kingdom its activity and genes have been detected in several tissues such as ripening fruits, developing leaves and flowers and storage tissues such as cotyledons. In plants, their activities are usually associated with the secondary metabolism or with oligosaccharide or polysaccharide degradation. Polysaccharide specific beta-galactosidases include beta-galactanases, which attack pectic polymers and beta-galactosidases that attack xyloglucans (XG). In the present work we purified an XG-specific beta-galactosidase (named hcbetagal) from cotyledons of developing seedlings of Hymenaea courbaril, a legume tree from the Neotropical region of the world. The enzyme has a molecular weight of 52-62 kDa and was shown to attack specifically xyloglucan oligosaccharides (XGOs) but not the polymer. It has a pH optimum between 3 and 4 and at this pH range the enzyme increases activity linearly up to 50 degrees C. Kinetic studies showed that hcbetagal is inhibited competitively by free galactose (K(i) = 3.7). The biochemical properties of hcbetagal as a whole suggest that it is involved in storage xyloglucan mobilisation during seedling development. Its high specificity towards XGOs, the low pH optimum and the fact that it is inhibited by its product (galactose) suggest that hcbetagal might be one of the biochemical control points in xyloglucan catabolism in vivo. A possible relationship with functional stability of the wall during cell death as cotyledons undergo senescence is discussed.

  16. Assessment of toxic, genotoxic, antigenotoxic, and recombinogenic activities of Hymenaea courbaril (Fabaceae) in Drosophila melanogaster and mice.

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    Vale, C R; Silva, C R; Oliveira, C M A; Silva, A L; Carvalho, S; Chen-Chen, L

    2013-07-30

    Hymenaea courbaril L., popularly known as jatobá, is a plant species that grows in the forests of South America. The species has been used for culinary purposes and in folk medicine to treat arthritis and inflammations. Due to the increasing use of this plant globally, the present study aimed to evaluate the toxic, genotoxic, recombinogenic, and antigenotoxic effects of H. courbaril sap (Hycs) using the mouse bone marrow micronucleus test and the somatic mutation and recombination test (SMART) in Drosophila melanogaster. To evaluate the aneugenic and clastogenic activities revealed by the micronucleus test, the animals were treated with 3 doses of Hycs (5, 10, and 15 mL/kg body weight). To evaluate the antianeugenic and anticlastogenic activities, the animals were simultaneously treated with Hycs and mitomycin C (4 mg/kg body weight). To assess the mutagenic and recombinogenic activities using SMART, 3-day-old larvae derived from standard and high bioactivation crosses were treated with 3 doses of Hycs (3.0, 1.5, and 0.3 mL) for approximately 48 h. To evaluate antimutagenic and antirecombinogenic activities, larvae derived from both crosses were co-treated with 3 doses of Hycs (3.0, 1.5, and 0.3 mL) and doxorubicin (0.125 mg/ mL). The mouse bone marrow micronucleus test revealed that Hycs exhibited no cytotoxic, clastogenic and/or aneugenic effects, but did show anticytotoxic, anticlastogenic and/or antianeugenic activities. The SMART revealed no mutagenic or recombinogenic effects, but antimutagenic and antirecombinogenic activities were observed in somatic cells of D. melanogaster from both crosses.

  17. On a comparison of Huber-Mises-Hencky with Burzynski-Pecherski equivalent stresses for glass body during nonstationary thermal load

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    Badur, Janusz; Bryk, Mateusz; Ziolkowski, Pawel; Slawinski, Daniel; Ziolkowski, Piotr; Kornet, Sebastian; Stajnke, Michal

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    Glass materials are constantly the base of life the majority of society. A lot of us, every morning brew a cup of tea or coffee in his favourite cup or look out glass pane in order to define the weather outside. Examples can be multiplied and multiplied. On account the role of glass materials, in most people life, has been decided to choice a glass material as a base to perform thermal FSI analysis. However the analysis would be nothing without calculative model. It is well known that there are various strength hypothesis, which treat of material strength dependency on reduced tension. In most cases, to the issue which is related to reduced tensions appointment which appear in analysed material, the Huber-Mises-Hencky hypothesis is used, but it is difficult to model glass material by this hypothesis. It happens because of specific properties of glass, which is amorphous body. And here, with help occurs the W.Burzynski, Huber's student. Burzynski proposed the following reduced tension definition: Φf+η (p )ṡΦv=K , from which the Burzynski material effort is calculated:σB=1/2 k ṡ[ -(k -1 )ṡσm+√{(k-1 ) 2ṡσm2+4 ṡk ṡσHM H 2 } ] . We reached to the idea, which is the introduction of material properties coefficient k. This parameter describes the relation of compressing strength to the tensile strength. Furthermore, R. Pecherski proposed the Burzynski hypothesis enlargement by Lode's angle influence, which controls the participation of the energy density of distortion. Finally the Burzynski-Pecherski hypothesis is: η˜f(θ )ϕf+η˜v(p )ϕv=K . Where θ describes Lode's angle. In this work is presented the comparison of aforementioned hypothesis and delimitation the differences in received results stresses values by each one of hypothesis. As example of analysed problem the cold glass cup under nonstationary thermal load (which is simulated by boiled water) is taken under consideration. The analysis consist of flow calculations, bounded with filling

  18. High-performance liquid chromatographic purification of oligomeric procyanidins, trimers up to nonamers, derived from the bark of Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril).

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    Sasaki, Katsunori; Matsukura, Yasuko; Shijima, Kumiko; Miyake, Mika; Fujiwara, Daisuke; Konishi, Yutaka

    2009-06-01

    Procyanidin oligomers with different degrees of polymerization (up to nonamers) were efficiently purified from the bark of Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril) by using a recently developed chromatographic separation method. Purification relied on a hydrogen bonding interaction between phenolic hydroxyl groups of the procyanidins and polyethylene glycol (PEG)-coated resin in a packed column. The individual procyanidins were identified by using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and verified by a thiolytic degradation analysis. Our results demonstrate that Jatoba bark contained a large amount of procyanidins from monomer to nonamers or higher polymers composed of only B-type linked units (flavan-3-ol units linked through C-4 to C-8 (or C-6)) of epicatechin (EC) without gallate esters.

  19. Prospecção e viabilidade econômica para o manejo sustentável de Hymenaea spp

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    Costa, Camila Brás

    2012-01-01

    O presente trabalho teve por objetivo contribuir na compreensão do manejo florestal sustentável de produtos florestais não madeireiros (PFNM), além de analisar a viabilidade da produção de frutos de jatobá no sul goiano que atenda às premissas de sustentabilidade no uso desse recurso. Foram mapeadas 3.913 árvores do gênero Hymenaea nos estados (MG, GO, ES e BA) e coletadas variáveis dendrométricas de 664 árvores. Foram feitos ajustes de equações hipsométricas e estimativas de volume, biomassa...

  20. MICORRIZAÇÃO E CRESCIMENTO DE PROGÊNIES DE Hymenaea stignocarpa Mart. ex. Hayne EM SUBSOLO DE ÁREA DEGRADADA

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    Tiago Mendes Faria

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    Full Text Available In tropical ecosystems, little is known about the relationship between arbuscular mycorhizal fungi (AMF and the host genetic variability, especially among tree species. This study aimed to examine the response of 19 progenies of jatobá-do-cerrado (Hymenaea stignocarpa Mart. Ex. Hayne inoculated with AMF, the root colonization and seedlings early growth were evaluated, growing in cultivated in subsoil from the “loading area”, under greenhouse conditions. The seedlings, germinated in the laboratory, were transferred to plastic bags containing subsoil and sand mixture (4:1. For the inoculation, each replicate received 100 g of soil (with about 48 spores of AMF from a preserved “Cerrado” area, to reintroduce microorganisms. After 120 days, the mycorrhiza colonization (COL, the number of spores of AMF, the plant height (PH, the weight of shoot dry matter (SDM and the root fresh matter (RFM were assessed. The highest values of COL, SDM and RFM were observed in the progenies JC7, JC18, JC29, JC27 and JC14; the JC7 and JC18 also increased number of spores. There were significant and positive correlations between COL and the others variables (AP, NE, RFM and SDM, and between RFM and other variables (NE, AP and SDM. The conclusion is that, there is variability among the genotypes of Hymenaea stignocarpa growth (AP MFSR and DMAP and mycorrhization (COL and NE, with emphasis on two progenies (JC7 and JC18, that showed the highest values, which can be resulted of a greater affinity to strains of AMF- soil inoculum.

  1. Estimativas das propriedades de compostos LVL produzidos com paricá (Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex Ducke por meio de stress wave

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    Rafael Rodolfo Melo

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    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas as propriedades físicas e mecânicas de compósitos LVL produzidos com a madeira de paricá (Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex. Ducke, por meio de Stress Wave Timer. Os compósitos foram confeccionados em laboratório, dos quais foram retiradas amostras, que foram inicialmente destinadas à realização dos ensaios não destrutivos. Todas as amostras, com dimensões de 2,2 × 2,2 × 40 cm, foram ensaiadas, não destrutivamente, com a propagação de ondas nos sentidos flatwise e edgewise. Em sequência, as mesmas amostras foram destinadas à confecção de subamostras, para realização dos ensaios destrutivos, físicos (absorção de água, inchamento em espessura e inchamento residual e mecânicos (resistência e rigidez à flexão estática flatwise; resistência e rigidez à flexão estática edgewise; resistência à compressão paralela e resistência ao cisalhamento paralelo e perpendicular. A velocidade de propagação das ondas (V0 e o módulo de elasticidade dinâmico (Emd, obtidos com o auxílio do Stress Wave, foram utilizados para elaboração de modelos de predição das propriedades avaliadas. Os resultados indicaram que o Stress Wave Timer apresenta resultados satisfatórios para predição das propriedades mecânicas de compósitos LVL. Com relação às propriedades físicas, embora tenham sido verificados modelos com ajustes significativos, constatou-se limitação dessa ferramenta para predição desses parâmetros. Contudo, considerando ambas as propriedades, físicas e mecânicas, os melhores ajustes foram observados em amostras ensaiadas com a propagação de ondas no sentido edgewise e com o uso da variável independente Emd.

  2. Efeito antimicrobiano e modulador do óleo essencial extraído da casca de frutos da Hymenaea courbaril L.

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    Gleilton Weyne Passos Sales

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    Full Text Available O Jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. possui um amplo histórico de utilização, seus frutos são compostos por óleos essenciais, taninos, substâncias amargas, matérias resinosas e pécticas, amido e açúcares, O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a atividade antimicrobiana e moduladora do óleo essencial extraído da casca de frutos da Hymenaea courbaril L, (OEHc sobre cepas de S, aureus oxacilina sensíveis (OSSA de referência, Para a avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana foram determinadas as Concentrações Inibitória (CIM e Letal Mínimas (CLM do OEHc e o efeito do tempo de exposição a concentrações do OEHc, o efeito modulador do OEHc sobre antibióticos de uso clínico foi avaliado pelo teste de difusão em ágar modificado, OEHc inibiu o crescimento das cepas de S, aureus ATCC 6538P (CIM = CLM = 0,28% v/v e S, aureus ATCC 14458 (CIM = 0,28% v/v, CLM = 0,56% v/v, A CLM do OEHc foi capaz de inviabilizar as cepas OSSA testadas em 8 horas (S, aureus ATCC 6538P e 24 horas (S, aureus ATCC 14458 e a CIM inibiu o crescimento de S, aureus ATCC 14458 até 48h de exposição, A ação moduladora do OEHc na atividade de antibióticos de uso clínico variou com o ATM e com a cepa testada, Os resultados encontrados mostram que o OEHc possui uma boa atividade antimicrobiana sobre a espécie Gram-positivo S, aureus, revelando seu efeito modulador sinérgico quando associado a antibióticos de uso clínico, demonstrando ser o OEHc um forte candidato para o desenvolvimento de fármacos com atividade antimicrobiana.

  3. Crescimento de Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. e Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong (Leguminosae sob diferentes níveis de sombreamento Growth of Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. e Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong (Leguminosae under different shading levels

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    Ana Lúcia da Silva Lima

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    Full Text Available Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. é uma espécie clímax tolerante a sombra, ao passo que Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong. é uma espécie pioneira. O desenvolvimento destas espécies pode refletir a habilidade de adaptação aos diferentes fatores ambientais (luz, água e temperatura no local em que estão crescendo. O suprimento inadequado de um desses fatores pode reduzir o vigor da planta e limitar seu desenvolvimento. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar os efeitos do nível de sombreamento no crescimento e a concentração de pigmentos fotossintéticos em duas espécies de leguminosas arbóreas, Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. e Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong. O experimento foi conduzido no Setor de Olericultura do Centro Universitário Luterano de Ji-Paraná (CEULJI/ULBRA/Rondônia. Durante a formação das mudas, ambas as espécies foram expostas a quatro tratamentos de sombra: 0 % (controle - sol pleno; 30 %; 50 % e 80 %. Cada tratamento foi constituído com três repetições de cada espécie; o delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualisado. Quatro meses após a semeadura, as seguintes análises foram realizadas: número de folhas, altura da planta, comprimento do sistema radicular, massa seca total e concentração de pigmentos fotossintéticos. O tratamento sob sol pleno afetou negativamente o crescimento de ambas as espécies. As mudas crescidas sob 50% e 80% apresentaram melhor desenvolvimento. Conforme o aumento do sombreamento houve um decréscimo na razão clorofila a/b e um aumento nas concentrações de clorofila total e carotenóides totais.Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. is a clímax shadow tolerant specie and Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong., by the other hand, is considered as a pioneer specie. The development of these species may reflect its adaptation ability to different environmental

  4. PARÂMETROS GENÉTICOS PARA A CONSERVAÇÃO DE Hymenaea courbaril L. NA AMAZÔNIA SUL-OCIDENTAL

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    Susana Maria Melo Silva

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    Full Text Available The loss of diversity in tropical regions has been focus on several governmental and non-governmental discussions, focusing mainly on the fragmentation and destruction of natural ecosystems. However, decisions about the conservation of genetic resources must be guided by population genetic parameters, especially for species with economic interests that are subject to greater human interference. This study aimed to define and evaluate genetic parameters for the conservation of populations of Hymenaea courbaril in southwestern Amazon. This species is one of the most valuable and intensively exploited wood species in the Brazilian Amazon. We studied three forest areas prepared for logging in the background of sustainable management. It was calculated with eight microsatellite loci, genetic diversity, intra-population conservation estimators and genetic divergence among populations. Genetic diversity and fixation index were higher in the low density populations (< 0.08 ind.ha -1 . The most density population (0.25 ind.ha -1 showed the lowest genetic diversity and no inbreeding. The Minimum Viable Area for species conservation was consistent with the reality of the studied areas, with a proviso for one of the populations where there is a need for a much larger area than the other to conserve populations. The genetic divergence was high ( G’ ST = 0.344 and the populations were considered Independent Management Units.

  5. Evidence of higher photosynthetic plasticity in the early successional Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. compared to the late successional Hymenaea courbaril L. grown in contrasting light environments.

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    Portes, M T; Damineli, D S C; Ribeiro, R V; Monteiro, J A F; Souza, G M

    2010-02-01

    The present study investigated changes in photosynthetic characteristics of Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. (early successional species) and Hymenaea courbaril L. (late successional species) grown in contrasting light conditions as a way of assessing photosynthetic plasticity. Early successional species typically inhabit gap environments being exposed to variability in multiple resources, hence it is expected that these species would show higher photosynthetic plasticity than late successional ones. In order to test this hypothesis, light and CO2 response curves and chlorophyll content (Chl) were measured in plants grown in high and low light environments. G. ulmifolia presented the highest amounts of both Chl a and b, especially in the low light, and both species presented higher Chl a than b in both light conditions. The Chl a/b ratio was higher in high light leaves of both species and greater in G. ulmifolia. Taken together, these results evidence the acclimation potential of both species, reflecting the capacity to modulate light harvesting complexes according to the light environment. However, G. ulmifolia showed evidence of higher photosynthetic plasticity, as indicated by the greater amplitude of variation on photosynthetic characteristics between environments shown by more significant shade adjusted parameters (SAC) and principal component analysis (PCA). Thus, the results obtained were coherent with the hypothesis that the early successional species G. ulmifolia exhibits higher photosynthetic plasticity than the late successional species H. courbaril.

  6. [Effect of the intake of an integral bread formulated with gum from Hymenaea courbaril on the concentrations of blood lipids of patients with mild-moderate dyslipidemia].

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    Abed El Kader, Dina; León de Pinto, Gladys; Martínez, Maritza; Cano-Ponce, Clímaco; Reyna, Nadia; Larrazaval, Marvelys

    2011-06-01

    The seeds of Hymenaea courbaril (Caesalpiniace), a species widely disseminated in Venezuela, produce a clear and soluble gum. The dietetic fiber content (60.7%) of the gum was used as a good criterion for the formulation of integral bread in a diet for dyslipidemia patients. The proximal composition of the integral bread was determined. The product acceptability evaluation was done by a comparison test and by a hedonic scale. The experimental design was carried out with a total of 30 male volunteers with dyslipidemia. They were divided into two groups: Group A was fed with a modified diet, which included bread prepared with the H. courbaril gum; and Group B received the same diet without the gum, based on the American Dietetic Association recommendations. Both groups were maintained on their respective diets for six weeks. The lipid profile was determined in each patient, before starting the diets and after the specified period. The bread formula contained 17.60% protein, 1.19% fat and 0.97% crude fiber, in accordance with standards established by COVENIN. The paired preference test showed grater acceptance of the bread prepared with a gum concentration of 7% and low fat content. Significant decreases in the concentrations of triacylglycerol and VLDL-cholesterol were observed in Group A. These findings suggest a possible use of the H. courbaril gum, as a diet modifier for dyslipidemic patients.

  7. Evidence of higher photosynthetic plasticity in the early successional Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. compared to the late successional Hymenaea courbaril L. grown in contrasting light environments

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    Full Text Available The present study investigated changes in photosynthetic characteristics of Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. (early successional species and Hymenaea courbaril L. (late successional species grown in contrasting light conditions as a way of assessing photosynthetic plasticity. Early successional species typically inhabit gap environments being exposed to variability in multiple resources, hence it is expected that these species would show higher photosynthetic plasticity than late successional ones. In order to test this hypothesis, light and CO2 response curves and chlorophyll content (Chl were measured in plants grown in high and low light environments. G. ulmifolia presented the highest amounts of both Chl a and b, especially in the low light, and both species presented higher Chl a than b in both light conditions. The Chl a/b ratio was higher in high light leaves of both species and greater in G. ulmifolia. Taken together, these results evidence the acclimation potential of both species, reflecting the capacity to modulate light harvesting complexes according to the light environment. However, G. ulmifolia showed evidence of higher photosynthetic plasticity, as indicated by the greater amplitude of variation on photosynthetic characteristics between environments shown by more significant shade adjusted parameters (SAC and principal component analysis (PCA. Thus, the results obtained were coherent with the hypothesis that the early successional species G. ulmifolia exhibits higher photosynthetic plasticity than the late successional species H. courbaril.

  8. TOLERANCE MECHANISMS IN Hymenaea courbaril L. and Jatropha curcas L. plants AS A RESPONSE TO WATER DEFICIT AND CONTAMINATION BY OIL DERIVATIVES

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Accidents that occur during the transport of oil and its derivatives have been one of the primary causes of environmental pollution in recent decades. Studies on changes in plant physiology caused by these pollutants are scarce, and the effects on plant metabolism are little known. As such, the aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of soil contaminated with diesel fuel on the physiology of young Hymenaea courbaril L. and Jatropha curcas L. plants. The following variables were analyzed: gas exchanges, photosynthetic pigments, chlorophyll index (SPAD and protoplasmic damage. The treatments used were: T0 - control (100% of maximum soil water holding capacity - contamination-free soil, T1 and T2 (50% of maximum soil water holding capacity + addition of 23 mL and 46 mL of diesel fuel, respectively and two assessment times (3h and 192h after contamination. Significant differences in gas exchanges were observed for both species 3h after diesel fuel application. For photosynthetic pigments and the chlorophyll index, increases were found 3h and 192 h after imposed stress, for both species. A significant rise in electrolyte leakage was observed, more pronounced in J. curcas plants after 192h, for treatments T1 and T2 compared to T0. These findings show the potential of species to acclimate themselves to adverse conditions, and should be considered in recovery programs for environments degraded by oil derivatives.

  9. Antiproliferative effect of the hydroalcoholic extract of Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae on the meristematic cells of Allium cepa L. roots

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    Layana Menezes da Silva

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2015v28n1p45 This study evaluates the hydroalcoholic extract obtained from the cork cambium of Hymenaea stigonocarpa (jatobá-do-cerrado on the meristematic cells of Allium cepa roots, at 3 concentrations, 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mg/mL, and 2 exposure times, 24 h and 48 h. The slides were made through the crushing technique. Cells were analyzed throughout the cell cycle, totaling 5,000 for each control and concentration group. We found that the 3 concentrations significantly decreased the cell division rate at the exposure time of 48 h when compared to their respective controls. The mitotic index of the exposure time of 48 h was statistically different when compared to the cell division rate of the exposure time of 24 h for all concentrations. The number of cell abnormalities observed was not statistically significant by means of the chi-square test used. Therefore, under the conditions analyzed, the 3 concentrations tested for the cork cambium of jatobá-do-cerrado significantly decreased, in statistical terms, the cell division rate in the meristematic cells of A. cepa roots.

  10. Antiproliferative effect of the hydroalcoholic extract of Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae on the meristematic cells of Allium cepa L. roots

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    Layana Menezes da Silva

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluates the hydroalcoholic extract obtained from the cork cambium of Hymenaea stigonocarpa (jatobá-do-cerrado on the meristematic cells of Allium cepa roots, at 3 concentrations, 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mg/mL, and 2 exposure times, 24 h and 48 h. The slides were made through the crushing technique. Cells were analyzed throughout the cell cycle, totaling 5,000 for each control and concentration group. We found that the 3 concentrations significantly decreased the cell division rate at the exposure time of 48 h when compared to their respective controls. The mitotic index of the exposure time of 48 h was statistically different when compared to the cell division rate of the exposure time of 24 h for all concentrations. The number of cell abnormalities observed was not statistically significant by means of the chi-square test used. Therefore, under the conditions analyzed, the 3 concentrations tested for the cork cambium of jatobá-do-cerrado significantly decreased, in statistical terms, the cell division rate in the meristematic cells of A. cepa roots.

  11. The efficacy of a HUBER exercise system mediated sensorimotor training protocol on proprioceptive system, lumbar movement control and quality of life in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.

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    Letafatkar, Amir; Nazarzadeh, Maryam; Hadadnezhad, Malihe; Farivar, Niloufar

    2017-08-03

    There is a relation between deficits of the proprioceptive system and movement control dysfunction in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) but, the exact mechanism of this relation is unknown. Exercise therapy has been recognized as an effective method for low back pain treatment. In spite of this, it is not clear which of the various exercise therapy programs lead to better results. Therefore, the present analyze the efficacy of a HUBER study aims to exercise system mediated sensorimotor training protocol on proprioceptive system, lumbar movement control (LMC) and quality of life (QOL) in patients with chronic non-specific LBP. Quasi-experimental study. 53 patients with chronic non-specific LBP (mean age 37.55 ± 6.67 years,and Body Mass Index (BMI) 22.4 ± 3.33) were selected by using Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMQ) and were assigned into two experimental (N= 27) and control groups (N= 26) The experimental group underwent a five-week (10 sessions) Sensorimotor training by using the Human Body Equalizer (HUBER) spine force under the supervision of an investigator. The movement control battery tests, the HUBER machine testing option, goniometer and visual analogue scale used for movement control, neuromuscular coordination, proprioception and LBP assessment respectively. The assessments were completed in pre-test and after five weeks. The paired and sample T tests were used for data analysis in SPSS program version 18 (Significance level were set at a P value sensorimotor training demonstrated significant improvement in the proprioceptive system, LMC and QOL (P= 0.001). Also There was a significant reduction in the pain scores of subjects with chronic non-specific LBP in the sensorimotor group (P= 0.001). In this study, only the short term effects of the sensorimotor training were examined. The results suggest that a sensorimotor training program causes significant improvement in patients with chronic non-specific LBP. Future research should be

  12. Análise morfológica de sementes, germinação e plântulas de jatobá (Hymenaea intermedia Ducke var. adenotricha (Ducke Lee & Lang. (Leguminosae-caesalpinioideae Morphologycal analysis of seeds, germination, and seedlings of jatobá (Hymenaea intermedia Ducke var. adenotricha (Ducke Lee & Lang. (Leguminosae-caesalpinioideae

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    Maria da Glória Gonçalves de Melo

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    Full Text Available As leguminosas são usadas para compor Sistemas Agroflorestais, cujo sucesso de implantação depende de informações básicas sobre as espécies que compõem os diferentes extratos. Hymenaea intermedia var. adenotricha é uma leguminosa com potencial para aproveitamento agroflorestal na região. As sementes foram coletadas de matrizes na área de floresta natural da Província Petrolífera de Porto Urucu - Amazonas. O estudo foi realizado em condições de viveiro e laboratório da Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias (UFAM. A semente de Hymenaea intermedia var. adenotricha é eurispérmica, com testa de consistência pétrea (desidratada e cartácea (hidratada. O tegumento apresenta quatro estratos celulares com o primeiro formado por células finas e longas em paliçada, sendo visível a "linha lúcida". O embrião é axial, total, de cor amarelo-esverdeado. Os cotilédones são carnosos, inteiro com radícula escondida. A plúmula é rudimentar. A germinação é epígea fanerocotiledonar, com emergência curvada. A plântula apresenta sistema radicular pivotante com raiz primária axial, sub-lenhosa, estriada, glabra. As raízes secundárias são curtas, pouco ramificadas, porém entrelaçadas, resinosas e sem nódulos. O protófilo é composto, com folíolos opostos, sésseis. O primeiro metáfilo apresenta-se composto, bifoliolado, com folíolos assimétricos levemente falcado-oblongo.Species from the Leguminosae family are used in Agroforestry Systems. Their successful implementation depends on basic information about the species that constitute each extract. Hymenaea intermedia var. adenotricha is a specie from the leguminosae family with potential to be used in agroforestry in the Amazon region. The seeds were harvested from plants found in the natural forest of Petroleum Province Urucu Harbor. The studies were carried out under laboratory and nursery conditions at the Agrarian Sciences College the Amazonas University. H. intermedia var

  13. Expression pattern of four storage xyloglucan mobilization-related genes during seedling development of the rain forest tree Hymenaea courbaril L.

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    Brandão, A D; Del Bem, L E V; Vincentz, M; Buckeridge, M S

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    During seedling establishment, cotyledons of the rain forest tree Hymenaea courbaril mobilize storage cell wall xyloglucan to sustain growth. The polysaccharide is degraded and its products are transported to growing sink tissues. Auxin from the shoot controls the level of xyloglucan hydrolytic enzymes. It is not yet known how important the expression of these genes is for the control of storage xyloglucan degradation. In this work, partial cDNAs of the genes xyloglucan transglycosylase hydrolase (HcXTH1) and beta-galactosidase (HcBGAL1), both related to xyloglucan degradation, and two other genes related to sucrose metabolism [alkaline invertase (HcAlkIN1) and sucrose synthase (HcSUS1)], were isolated. The partial sequences were characterized by comparison with sequences available in the literature, and phylogenetic trees were assembled. Gene expression was evaluated at intervals of 6 h during 24 h in cotyledons, hypocotyl, roots, and leaves, using 45-d-old plantlets. HcXTH1 and HcBGAL1 were correlated to xyloglucan degradation and responded to auxin and light, being down-regulated when transport of auxin was prevented by N-1-naphthylphthalamic acid (NPA) and stimulated by constant light. Genes related to sucrose metabolism, HcAlkIN1 and HcSUS1, responded to inhibition of auxin transport in consonance with storage mobilization in the cotyledons. A model is proposed suggesting that auxin and light are involved in the control of the expression of genes related to storage xyloglucan mobilization in seedlings of H. courbaril. It is concluded that gene expression plays a role in the control of the intercommunication system of the source-sink relationship during seeding growth, favouring its establishment in the shaded environment of the rain forest understorey.

  14. Dados biométricos de frutos e sementes de Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Y. T. Lee & Langenh e H. martiana Hayne

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    Gabrielle Rodrigues Cunha-Silva

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2012v25n3p121   O Cerrado apresenta alta biodiversidade de espécies, porém estimativas indicam que 48% de sua vegetação já foram desmatados ou alterados. Diante deste cenário, há iminente demanda para recuperação de áreas degradadas, e estudos que visem conhecer a biometria das espécies nativas são relevantes para este propósito. Este trabalho objetivou caracterizar a biometria de frutos e sementes de Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa e H. martiana, e comparar as características biométricas de diferentes espécies do mesmo gênero para auxiliar na identificação taxonômica destas espécies. No entorno do município de Itapuranga – GO foram amostradas cinco árvores matrizes de H. courbaril var. stilbocarpa e três de H. martiana, destas foram coletados frutos, os quais foram medidos e pesados. As espécies em estudo se diferenciaram significativamente em relação ao comprimento dos frutos. Com relação às sementes, H. martiana apresentou parâmetros biométricos com os maiores valores. Além disso, frutos e sementes das duas espécies apresentaram pesos significativamente diferentes. A análise comparativa entre as espécies do gênero mostrou que H. intermedia pode ser facilmente diferenciada das demais por possuir frutos grandes, já H. martiana apresentou sementes grandes e robustas. As informações apresentadas são relevantes e ratificam a importância da biometria de frutos e sementes para diferenciação de espécies.

  15. Preparation of biosorbents from the Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril) fruit shell for removal of Pb(II) and Cd(II) from aqueous solution.

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    Souza, Isis P A F; Cazetta, André L; Pezoti, Osvaldo; Almeida, Vitor C

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    In this study, the biosorption properties of Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril) fruit shell for removal of Pb(II) and Cd(II) ions from aqueous solutions, and its potential as a low-cost biosorbent for water treatment, were investigated. The Jatoba fruit shell (JB in ) was subjected to different treatments with heated water (JB H2O ) and sodium hydroxide (JB NaOH ) to modify its surfaces and improve its adsorption properties. The chemical modification of the surfaces of the resulting materials was confirmed by analyzing the compositions and structural features of the raw material and the chemically treated materials using SEM, FTIR, 13 C NMR, and pH pzc . The ability of the biosorbents to remove the metal ions was investigated with batch adsorption procedures. The adsorption data were then examined in detail by applying adsorption models of Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Radushkevich. The results showed that the experimental data were best described by the Langmuir model for the Pb-JB in and Cd-JB NaOH systems, the Freundlich model for the Pb-JB H2O and Pb-JB NaOH systems, and the Dubinin-Radushkevich model for Cd-JB in and Cd-JB H2O systems. The maximum adsorption capacities of JB NaOH obtained using the Langmuir model reached values of 30.27 and 48.75 mg g -1 for Cd(II) and Pb(II), respectively. The adsorption kinetic studies showed that the pseudo-second-order model was the best fitted to the experimental data, and adsorptions for Pb-JB H2O and Cd-JB H2O are controlled by intraparticle diffusion mechanism.

  16. Estrutura espacial e deposição de sementes de Hymenaea courbaril L. em um fragmento florestal no sudoeste goiano = Spatial structure and seed deposition of Hymenaea courbaril L. in a forestal fragment in the southeast of the Goiás State

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    Matheus Souza Lima-Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho é identificar e descrever o padrão dedistribuição espacial de Hymenaea courbaril L. (Fabaceae e os fatores condicionantes em um fragmento florestal, denominado Mata do Açude, município de Jataí Estado de Goiás. O procedimento adotado para coleta dos dados espaciais foi o método da distância conhecidocomo T – Square, utilizado para duas classes de tamanho: jovens e adultos, com circunferência de caule inferior e superior a 15 cm, respectivamente. Os fatores condicionantes analisados foram o padrão espacial de deposição das sementes e as características do substrato (solo e serrapilheira. A estrutura espacial da população foi identificada pelo teste de Hines (ht, a qual apresentou distribuição agregada, tanto para indivíduos adultos (ht = 1,47, p The objective of this study was to identify and describe the pattern of spatial distribution of Hymenaea courbaril L. (Fabaceae and its structuring factors in the Mata do Açude forest fragment in Jataí Municipality, Goiás state. We used two individual size classes: juveniles and adult, with stalk circumference smaller and bigger than 15 cm, respectively. The population spatial data were sampled by the ‘T-Square’ distance method and the structuring factors analyzed were the spatial deposition pattern of seeds and substrate conditions (soil and litter. The Hines statistical test (ht was used to detect the population spatial pattern. The tree population presented aggregated spatial structure, for both adults (ht = 1.47, p < 0.005 and juveniles (ht = 1.88, p < 0.005, with greater seed density at four meters from the plant. The soil conditions were not different among sampled points. On the other hand, the litter conditionspresented significant differences for moisture and dried organic matter. These data suggested that the recruitment and spatial distribution of H. courbaril in the Mata do Açude is strongly structured by the seed deposition pattern

  17. Análise do crescimento de mudas de jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. em diferentes níveis de água no solo

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    Hugo Henrique Costa do Nascimento

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar o crescimento de mudas de jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. sob déficit hídrico. As plantas foram cultivadas em vasos contendo 8 kg de solo oriundo do local de coleta das sementes. Foram utilizados blocos casualizados como delineamento experimental, com quatro tratamentos hídricos (100%, 75%, 50% e 25% da capacidade de pote e seis repetições. Semanalmente foram avaliados a altura das plantas, o número de folhas e o diâmetro do caule. No final do período experimental, foram determinados a área foliar, a razão de área foliar e a área foliar específica, a produção de matéria seca das folhas, do caule, das raízes e total, e a alocação de biomassa para as folhas, o caule e as raízes. Verificou-se que o déficit hídrico afetou o crescimento das plantas quanto à altura, ao diâmetro do caule e à produção de matéria seca para os diversos órgãos, quando cultivadas em níveis a partir de 50% da CP. O número de folhas reduziu-se em todos os níveis de estresse, quando comparados com o tratamento 100% da CP. O padrão de alocação de biomassa, a relação raiz/parte aérea, razão de área foliar e área foliar específica, mas, não foram afetados pelo estresse. O número de folhas foi a variável mais sensível ao estresse. Mudas de jatobá não paralisaram o seu crescimento quando cultivadas com baixa disponibilidade de água no solo, na fase inicial do desenvolvimento. No entanto, seu crescimento foi severamente afetado em níveis de água abaixo de 50% da capacidade de retenção de água no solo.

  18. Avaliação preliminar do potencial estrogênico de Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel J.F. Macbr., Fabaceae, Platypodium elegans Vogel, Fabaceae, and Brosimum guianense (Aubl. Huber, Moraceae, no sistema reprodutor de ratos Wistar Preliminary assessement of the estrogenic potential of Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel J.F. Macbr., Fabaceae, Platypodium elegans Vogel, Fabaceae, and Brosimum guianense (Aubl. Huber, Moraceae, on the wistar rat reproductive system

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    Full Text Available Um grupo de primatas da espécie Alouatta guariba foi estudado em seu habitat natural na Mata Atlântica, onde foi observada uma drástica redução populacional dessa espécie. Suspeita-se que essa redução se deve à inibição da fertilidade das fêmeas devido ao consumo de Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel J.F. Macbr., Fabaceae, Platypodium elegans Vogel, Fabaceae e Brosimum guianense (Aubl. Huber, Moraceae. Estudos fitoquímicos indicaram a presença de cumarinas, especialmente em B. guianense e P. elegans, cujo efeito adverso no desenvolvimento de folículos ovarianos foi previamente relatado em ratas. Este trabalho investiga a atividade estrogênica dessas plantas no útero e vagina utilizando ratas castradas como modelo experimental. Ratas Wistar pubescentes castradas foram tratadas por cinco dias com os extratos hidroalcoólicos de A. leiocarpa, P. elegans and B. guianense (50 mg/rata. Foram analisados os seguintes parâmetros: peso de útero e hipófise, cornificação e abertura vaginal. Os resultados preliminares obtidos mostraram que a administração dos extratos não alterou significativamente as variáveis analisadas, indicando, indiretamente, a ausência de efeito estrogênico no sistema reprodutor das ratas tratadas com as plantas citadas. Esses dados sugerem que o consumo dessas plantas não está relacionado com a redução populacional observada no grupo de primatas da espécie A. guariba.A group of primates (Alouatta guariba was studied in its natural habitat, where a drastic populational reduction was detected. It is suspected that this reduction is due to the inhibition of fertility caused by the consumption of Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel J.F. Macbr., Fabaceae, Platypodium elegans Vogel, Fabaceae, and Brosimum guianense (Aubl. Huber, Moraceae. These plants are reported to have cumarins, which have been shown to affect ovarian follicular development in rats. This work investigates the estrogenic activity of these plants on the uterus

  19. New hardware and software platform for experiments on a HUBER-5042 X-ray diffractometer with a DISPLEX DE-202 helium cryostat in the temperature range of 20-300 K

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    Dudka, A. P.; Antipin, A. M.; Verin, I. A.

    2017-09-01

    Huber-5042 diffractometer with a closed-cycle Displex DE-202 helium cryostat is a unique scientific instrument for carrying out X-ray diffraction experiments when studying the single crystal structure in the temperature range of 20-300 K. To make the service life longer and develop new experimental techniques, the diffractometer control is transferred to a new hardware and software platform. To this end, a modern computer; a new detector reader unit; and new control interfaces for stepper motors, temperature controller, and cryostat vacuum pumping system are used. The system for cooling the X-ray tube, the high-voltage generator, and the helium compressor and pump for maintaining the desired vacuum in the cryostat are replaced. The system for controlling the primary beam shutter is upgraded. A biological shielding is installed. The new program tools, which use the Linux Ubuntu operating system and SPEC constructor, include a set of drivers for control units through the aforementioned interfaces. A program for searching reflections from a sample using fast continuous scanning and a priori information about crystal is written. Thus, the software package for carrying out the complete cycle of precise diffraction experiment (from determining the crystal unit cell to calculating the integral reflection intensities) is upgraded. High quality of the experimental data obtained on this equipment is confirmed in a number of studies in the temperature range from 20 to 300 K.

  20. Leaf life span and nitrogen content in semideciduous forest tree species (Croton priscus and Hymenaea courbaril Duração da vida da folha e conteúdo de nitrogênio em espécies arbóreas (Croton priscus e Hymenaea courbaril de floresta semidecídua

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    Claudia Regina Baptista Haddad

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available In comparison to deciduous species, evergreen plants have lower leaf nutrient contents and higher leaf life span, important mechanisms for nutrient economy, allowing the colonization of low fertility soils. Strategies to conserve nitrogen in two semideciduous tropical forest tree species, with different leaf life spans were analyzed. The hypothesis was the fact that the two species would present different nitrogen conservation mechanisms in relation to chemical (total nitrogen, protein, chlorophyll, and proteolytic activity, functional (leaf life span, N-use efficiency, and N-resorption efficiency, morphological (specific leaf mass leaf characteristics, and total nitrogen in the soil. Hymenaea courbaril L. presented lower nitrogen compounds in leaves, longer leaf life span, higher N-use efficiency, and higher specific leaf mass, while absorbing proportionally less nitrogen from the soil than Croton priscus Croizat. These characteristics can contribute for a better nitrogen economy strategy of H. courbaril. No relationship was found between leaf life span and N resorption efficiency, nor between leaf life span, protease activity and nitrogen mobilization. The electrophoretic profiles of proteolytic enzymes in young leaves of the two species presented more bands with enzymatic activity than other kinds of leaves.Comparadas a espécies decíduas, as sempre-verdes têm menos nutrientes nas folhas, que também são mais longevas. Estes mecanismos são importantes para economia de nutrientes, e permitem a colonização de solos com baixa fertilidade. Foram analisadas estratégias de conservação de nitrogênio em duas espécies de floresta semidecídua, que aparentemente apresentavam longevidades foliares diferentes. Para isto foram comparados mecanismos químicos (concentrações de nitrogênio total, de proteína e clorofila e atividade proteolítica, funcionais (duração de vida das folhas, eficiência do uso de nitrogênio e eficiência de

  1. Dispersal of seeds of Hymenaea courbaril (Fabaceae in a logged rain forest in the Peruvian Amazonian Dispersão de sementes de Hymenaea courbaril (Fabaceae em uma floresta tropical úmida com exploração madeireira na Amazônia peruana

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    David L. Gorchov

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Seed dispersal of Hymenaea courbaril was studied by following the fate of 585 seeds embedded with small magnets and set in displays in and near a logged strip in rain forest in the Peruvian Amazonian. Mammals took fruits from all displays, which were located in the forest, edge, and cleared strip. Overall removal rates were low - a median of 8.1 fruits / month from displays maintained with 8-10 fruits - but were higher in August than in earlier months. Most fruits were dropped near the display or had their seeds eaten, but > 13% were successfully dispersed. Most of the dispersed seeds were buried, which increases probability of germination. Maximum dispersal distance of live seeds was 12.1 m (median 3.1 m, but other magnets were transported up to 34 m, indicating seeds were dispersed further, but then eaten. Acouchies (most likely Myoprocta pratti and agoutis (Dasyprocta fuliginosa were apparently the main dispersal agents. Dispersal of seeds from the forest into the logged strip was rare, suggesting that although rodents disperse H. courbaril, they cannot be relied on for the reseeding this and similar species in recent clearings.Foi estudada a dispersão de sementes de Hymenaea courbaril, seguindo o destino de 585 sementes marcadas com imãs e expostas a potenciais dispersores, colocadas em agregados no interior e próximo de uma faixa de floresta cortada, na Amazónia peruana. Mamíferos retiraram frutos de todos os agregados, localizados no interior da floresta, na sua borda, e na clareira. As taxas de remoção foram baixas - mediana de 8.1 frutos/mês em agregados mantidos com 8-10 frutos - mas foram mais altas em agosto que nos primeiros meses do ano. A maior parte dos frutos foi abandonada próxima do agregado de origem ou as suas sementes foram consumidas, mas > 13% foram dispersos com sucesso. A maior parte das sementes dispersas foi enterrada, o que favorece a germinação. A distância máxima de dispersão de sementes vivas foi de

  2. Anatomia dos órgãos vegetativos de Hymenaea martiana Hayne (Caesalpinioideae-Fabaceae: espécie de uso medicinal em Caetité-BA Anatomy of vegetative organs of Hymenaea martiana Hayne (Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae: a species of medicinal use in Caetité-Bahia State, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Hymenaea martiana Hayne (Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae apresenta grande valor na medicina popular em Caetité. A casca, entrecasca do caule e a resina, são utilizadas no tratamento de diversos males. Neste estudo são apresentadas a caracterização anatômica e histoquímica dos órgãos vegetativos. Amostras foram coletadas e processadas segundo técnicas usuais em anatomia vegetal e histoquímica. Todos os órgãos apresentam, em visão transversal, epiderme unisseriada e cavidades secretoras. Cutícula espessa ocorre em todos os órgãos aéreos. A raiz é tetrarca. Colênquima lacunar foi encontrado no caule. Bainha de fibras esclerenquimáticas envolve os feixes vasculares dos órgãos aéreos. Células pétreas ocorrem no pecíolo. Tricomas tectores ocorrem em ambas as faces da folha. A folha é hipoestomática com estômatos paracíticos e o mesofilo é dorsiventral. Cristais de oxalato de cálcio ocorrem no caule, pecíolo e lâmina foliar. Compostos fenólicos ocorrem na raiz, pecíolo e nervura central da folha. Grãos de amido ocorrem na raiz, caule e pecíolo. Lipídios ocorrem em todos os órgãos. Acredita-se que compostos fenólicos e cavidades secretoras de resina podem justificar a utilidade medicinal da espécie pela população de Caetité.Hymenaea martiana Hayne (Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae shows a great value in folk medicine in Caetité. Its bark, stem-bark and resin are used to treat various ailments. In this study, the anatomical and histochemical characterization of vegetative organs is reported. Samples were collected and processed according to usual techniques of plant anatomy and histochemistry. All organs have, by cross-sectional view, uniseriate epidermis and secretory cavities. Thick cuticle occurs in all aerial organs. The root is tetrarch. Lacunar collenchyma was found in the stem. Sclerenchymatic sheath of fibers surrounds the vascular bundles of the aerial organs. Stone cells occur in the petiole. Trichomes occur

  3. Estrutura espacial e deposição de sementes de Hymenaea courbaril L. em um fragmento florestal no sudoeste goiano - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i1.5881 Spatial structure and seed deposition of Hymenaea courbaril L. in a forestal fragment in the southeast of the Goiás State - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i1.5881

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    Wilson Pereira Bernasol

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho é identificar e descrever o padrão de distribuição espacial de Hymenaea courbaril L. (Fabaceae e os fatores condicionantes em um fragmento florestal, denominado Mata do Açude, município de Jataí Estado de Goiás. O procedimento adotado para coleta dos dados espaciais foi o método da distância conhecido como T – Square, utilizado para duas classes de tamanho: jovens e adultos, com circunferência de caule inferior e superior a 15 cm, respectivamente. Os fatores condicionantes analisados foram o padrão espacial de deposição das sementes e as características do substrato (solo e serrapilheira. A estrutura espacial da população foi identificada pelo teste de Hines (ht, a qual apresentou distribuição agregada, tanto para indivíduos adultos (ht = 1,47, p t = 1,88, p The objective of this study was to identify and describe the pattern of spatial distribution of Hymenaea courbaril L. (Fabaceae and its structuring factors in the Mata do Açude forest fragment in Jataí Municipality, Goiás state. We used two individual size classes: juveniles and adult, with stalk circumference smaller and bigger than 15 cm, respectively. The population spatial data were sampled by the ‘T-Square’ distance method and the structuring factors analyzed were the spatial deposition pattern of seeds and substrate conditions (soil and litter. The Hines statistical test (ht was used to detect the population spatial pattern. The tree population presented aggregated spatial structure, for both adults (ht = 1.47, p t = 1.88, p H. courbaril in the Mata do Açude is strongly structured by the seed deposition pattern and litter conditions.

  4. Capacidade competitiva do jatobá com adubos verdes, forrageiras e plantas daninhas Competitive capacity of Hymenaea courbaril with green manure, forage species and weeds

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    A.M.M Gandini

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    Full Text Available O estudo do consórcio entre espécies anuais e perenes representa uma ferramenta importante no processo de implantação e manejo florestal. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a capacidade competitiva do jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril com espécies de adubos verdes, forrageiras e plantas daninhas quanto à alocação de matéria seca, área foliar e concentração de nutrientes. Foram conduzidos dois experimentos, sendo os tratamentos compostos pela combinação de mudas de jatobá, desenvolvendo-se isoladamente ou em competição com cada uma das seguintes espécies: Brachiaria humidicola, Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria decumbens, Panicum maximum, Cajanus cajan, Canavalia ensiformis e Mucuna aterrima (experimento 1 e Bidens pilosa, Cenchrus echinatus, Euphorbia heterophylla, Lolium multiflorum e Solanum americanum (experimento 2, mais o cultivo de cada planta daninha e consorte isolada. Após convivência por 60 dias, as plantas foram coletadas para avaliação de matéria seca, área foliar e teor de nutrientes. Observou-se que a competição entre as plantas não promoveu alterações na produção de matéria seca ou área foliar do jatobá. Tendo em vista o exposto, verifica-se que a capacidade competitiva do jatobá não é afetada pela presença das espécies de adubos verdes e forrageiras, possibilitando convivência em fase inicial de desenvolvimento. Quanto à convivência das plantas daninhas com o jatobá, observou-se efeito positivo no acúmulo de nutrientes por estas.The study of intercropping between annual and perennial plants is an important tool in the process of forest implantation and management. The objective of this study was to assess the competitive capacity of jatoba (Hymeneae courbaril against green manure, forage and weed species, regarding the allocation of dry matter, leaf area and nutritional content. Two experiments were installed and the treatments consisted of combinations of jatoba seedlings per plot, alone

  5. Regeneração e estrutura populacional de jatobá-da-mata (Hymenaea courbaril L., em dois fragmentos com diferentes graus de perturbação antrópica Regeneration of Hymenaea courbaril L. in two forest fragments with different degrees of human impact

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    Washington Luis de Oliveira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a estrutura populacional e os efeitos da intensidade luminosa no recrutamento de jatobá-da-mata (Hymenaea courbaril L. em dois fragmentos de Mata de Galeria não-inundável, com diferentes graus de perturbação antrópica. Foi assumida a hipótese de que as populações diferem nas classes de tamanho (diâmetro e altura e abundância dos indivíduos entre os fragmentos e o recrutamento responde às diferenças de luminosidade disponível no sub-bosque. Como espécie clímax dependente de luz amplamente distribuída e adaptada a ambientes heterogêneos, espera-se uma maior abundância e regeneração de jatobá-da-mata no fragmento com maior incidência luminosa. Em cada fragmento foram utilizadas 25 parcelas permanentes, alocadas de forma aleatória ao longo de transectos entre a borda da mata e o leito córrego posicionados perpendicularmente à margem do córrego. As plântulas foram amostradas no interior de cada parcela, a partir de quatro sub-parcelas de 2x2 m ao longo de uma linha central no comprimento da parcela. No sub-bosque, em cada sub-parcela, a radiação fotossinteticamente ativa foi determinada e os valores de transmitância (T% foram obtidos a partir das medidas a pleno sol fora da mata. Nos dois fragmentos o maior número de indivíduos se concentrou nas menores classes de tamanho, mas não foi obtido um bom ajuste à distribuição exponencial negativa (J invertido. A análise de regressão linear indicou que tanto o diâmetro como a altura dos indivíduos jovens (mediana/parcela apresentaram, respectivamente, respostas positivas em relação ao efeito da T% (F=11,58-14,82(1,40; pThe objective of this research was to study the population structure of Hymenaea courbaril in two fragments of non-flooded gallery forests with different degrees of human impact. The research hypothesis was that populations present different size classes and number of individuals between fragments and that

  6. Dendrometria de espécies nativas em plantios homogêneos no estado de Roraima: andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl, castanha-do-Brasil (Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl., ipê-roxo (Tabebuia avellanedae Lorentz ex Griseb e jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. Dendrometry of native species in homogeneous stands in the Roraima state: andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl, castanha-do-brasil (Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl, ipê-roxo (Tabebuia avellanedae Lorentz ex Griseb and jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L.

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    Helio Tonini

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o crescimento e a seleção de equações para quatro espécies florestais nativas visando identificar espécies promissoras para o plantio em programas de reflorestamentos e em sistemas agroflorestais no Estado de Roraima. O crescimento da andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl., da castanha-do-brasil (Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl., do ipê-roxo (Tabebuia avellanedae Lorentz ex Griseb. e do jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L., aos sete anos de idade, mostrou-se promissor atingindo incrementos médios anuais em volume comercial de 6.3; 14.6; 6.0 e 2.3 m³.ha-1.ano-1, respectivamente. Em relação ao crescimento em diâmetro, todas as espécies apresentaram incrementos médios anuais em diâmetro maiores do que 1 cm, sendo superiores aos observados para árvores crescendo em florestas naturais. A análise estatística, indicou a equação hipsométrica de Prodan como a de melhor ajuste para estimar a altura em função do diâmetro para as quatro espécies analisadas. No entanto, a análise gráfica indicou que a forma da curva altura/diâmetro variou com a espécie sendo necessário o ajuste em separado. O ajuste de equações de volume comercial com casca e fator de forma comercial mostraram ser necessário o ajuste de diferentes equações em função da espécie. A análise gráfica das curvas de volume comercial e fator de forma indicaram que as espécies diferiram em ambos os parâmetros, indicando que a utilização de um fator de forma médio para todas as espécies deve ser evitado, como forma de aumentar a precisão nas estimativas volumétricas.The growth and selection of equations for four native forest species was studied aiming to identify promising species for homogeneous stands, and agroflorestry systems in the Roraima state. The growth of andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl., castanha-do-brasil (Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl., ipê-roxo (Tabebuia avellanedae Lorentz ex Griseb and jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. to the seven years of age

  7. Efeito do tamanho de tubetes na qualidade de mudas de Jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang., Ipê-amarelo (Tabebuia chrysotricha (Mart. ex DC. Sandl. e Guarucaia (Parapiptadenia rigida (Benth. Brenan

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    Alexandre de Vicente Ferraz

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    Full Text Available A crescente demanda por projetos de restauração florestal, devido aos desmatamentos e à exploração ilegal de madeira, tem exigido pesquisas sobre a produção e a qualidade de mudas florestais. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência de diferentes tamanhos de tubetes na qualidade de mudas de essências nativas de diferentes grupos ecológico-sucessionais. Os tratamentos consistiram da combinação de três espécies: Hymenaea courbaril (jatobá, Tabebuia chrysotricha (ipê-amarelo e Parapiptadenia rigida (guarucaia; com três tamanhos de tubetes para a semeadura: 50 cm³; 110 cm³ e 300 cm³. O delineamento utilizado foi de blocos aleatórios, com quatro repetições. A qualidade das mudas foi avaliada através dos atributos: altura, diâmetro do colo; área foliar; massa seca da parte aérea e do sistema radicular e índice de qualidade de Dickson. O aumento do volume do tubete gerou ganhos expressivos em altura nas mudas de guarucaia (até 92% e ganhos menores nas mudas de jatobá (até 14%, o que foi atribuído a maior taxa de crescimento da primeira espécie, característica de início de sucessão ecológica. As mudas de ipê-amarelo apresentaram ganhos consideráveis em biomassa do sistema radicular (51 a 229% com o aumento do tamanho do tubete. Nas três espécies, o tubete de 300 cm³ proporcionou mudas com altura e diâmetro do colo superiores aos daquelas produzidas nos demais tubetes, possibilitando reduzir o tempo de produção das mudas em até 70 dias.

  8. Triterpenes and the Antimycobacterial Activity of Duroia macrophylla Huber (Rubiaceae

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    Full Text Available Duroia macrophylla popularly known as “cabeça-de-urubú,” “apuruí,” or “puruí-grande-da-mata” occurs in the Amazon Forest. Its leaves and branches were collected twice and extracted with dichloromethane and methanol. All extracts were subjected to phytochemical investigation and terpenes and flavonoids were found in all dichloromethane and methanol extracts, respectively. Methanol extracts from both branches (1st collection and leaves (2nd collection presented hydrolyzed tannins, yet alkaloids were only detected in the dichloromethane and methanol extracts from branches at the 2nd collection. Phenol compounds were found in both dichloromethane extracts’ collections. The action of every extract was assayed against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (RMPr, H37Rv, and INHr strains, showing that the dichloromethane extract from leaves (1st collection has the major biological activity, with a MIC of 6.25 μg/mL for the INHr strain, 25.0 μg/mL for the RMPr strain, and ≤6.25 μg/mL for the H37Rv strain. The chromatographic fractioning of the dichloromethane extract from leaves (1st collection yielded the isolation of two triterpenes: oleanolic and ursolic acids, which were identified by NMR analysis and reported for the first time in the Duroia genus.

  9. Explicit solutions of the Rand Equation | Huber | International ...

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    In this paper the meaning of a nonlinear partial differential equation (nPDE) of the third-order is shown to the first time. The equation is known as the 'Rand Equation' and belongs to a class of less studied nPDEs. Both the explicit physical meaning as well as the behaviour is not known until now. Therefore we believe it is ...

  10. the covenant in ulrich huber's enlightened theology, jurisprudence

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    platform from which John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau could launch their secular visions on political and legal theory based on natural law. BIBLIOGRAPHY. BAKER, J.W.. 1980. Heinrich Bullinger and the covenant. Ohio: Ohio University Press. BODIN, J. 1566. Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem. Paris.

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    This investigation gains value as a result of its emphasis on the prominence of the covenant in the inextricably linked disciplines of theology, jurisprudence and political theory; as well as its revitalisation of the complicated nature of the covenant. What also comes to the fore is the role of pre-liberalism in the evolution of the ...

  12. Utilização da farinha de jatobá (Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. na elaboração de biscoitos tipo cookie e avaliação de aceitação por testes sensoriais afetivos univariados e multivariados

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    SILVA Mara Reis

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo investigar o aproveitamento da farinha de jatobá (Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart na produção de biscoitos tipo cookie. Inicialmente, foi feita a caracterização química da farinha de jatobá. Em seguida foram elaborados cookies com a proporção de farinha mista de trigo e de jatobá de 9:1 e adição de diferentes tipos de açúcares: açúcar mascavo, açúcar mascavo+mel, mel, frutose e açúcar refinado para a formulação controle. Os cookies foram avaliados nas suas características físicas e sensoriais. O grau de aceitação dos produtos elaborados e alguns produtos comerciais similares foram avaliados por consumidores potenciais do produto em duas regiões geográficas distintas: Campinas (SP e Goiânia (GO. A farinha de jatobá apresentou teores de umidade na faixa de 8,44 a 10,9 g/100g e revelou a seguinte composição em base seca: proteínas 6,2±0,1 g/100g, lipídios 4,04±0,08 g/100g, cinzas 3,38±0,03 g/100g, fibra alimentar solúvel 12,6±0,4 g/100g, fibra alimentar insolúvel 36,4±0,3 g/100g, amido 3,1±0,1 g/100g e açúcares 34,28 g/100g. O cookie elaborado com farinha mista de trigo e jatobá e açúcar mascavo foi o mais aceito entre os produtos testados.

  13. Noisy activation kinetics induces bursting in the Huber-Braun neuron model

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    Finke, C.; Postnova, S.; Rosa, E.; Freund, J. A.; Huber, M. T.; Voigt, K.; Moss, F. E.; Braun, H. A.; Feudel, U.

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    We study a physiologically realistic implementation of internal stochasticity in a four-dimensional Hodgkin-Huxley type model of mammalian cold receptors. We show that in a deterministically tonic firing regime, this stochasticity can drive the neuron into a state of complex bursting behaviour. An explanation of the mechanism behind this effect is given in terms of phase space dynamics.

  14. Prospects of use of computer system HUBER in rehabilitation, injury prevention and physical rehabilitation

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    Full Text Available Features, efficiency and possibility of application of the modern computer systems are appraised in making healthy, prophylaxis of damages and physical rehabilitation. The prospects of the use of computer systems are considered for a design and correction of figure. The features of construction and action of the computer systems are resulted. It is marked that the innovation of technology consists in the principle new method of organization of procedure and in simultaneous influence on all locomotorium of man. The results of researches of the Russian specialists are resulted. Directions of increase of power and co-ordinating indexes are rotined. Attention on the features of structure and maintenance of health, aesthetically beautiful and therapeutic tasks is accented. Directions of the use of the computer systems are recommended in renewal of the state of organism of man after the considerable physical loadings.

  15. A User’s Manual for Fiber Diffraction: The Automated Picker and Huber Diffractometers

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    1990-07-01

    WAY BE RELATED THERETO. THIS REPORT HAS BEEN REVIEWED BY THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS ( ASD /PA) AND IS RELEASABLE TO THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION...curve deconvoluted from it) are calculated from the following relationships. AA +BB AB - ABA = se s " B s e e s A2 +B2 A2 +B13 S S S S Where A and B...this was not tried. An Example, KEVLAR 149 Z Scans Some comments on the treatment of an actual data set seem in order as an example. The data set was

  16. Property beyond princely authority: the intellectual and legal roots of Ulrik Huber's fundamental law

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    In this paper I argue for a rule-of-law-reading of Ulrik Huber’s fundamental law on freedom of property. My aim is to show that there is enough contemporary intellectual and legal context for such a reading. I do so by arguing along three lines: the medieval tradition that rooted the origin of

  17. Unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge im Migrationsrecht / Bertold Huber

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    Alaealiste, saatjata sisserändajate õigusliku seisundi probleemidest; laste ja noorte majutamise, hoolduse ja abistamise 28.10.2015 jõustunud seadusest. Täistekst (12 lk.) ainult elektroonilises versioonis

  18. Assimilation of Typhoon Wind Field Retrieved from Scatterometer and SAR Based on the Huber Norm Quality Control

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    Observations of sea surface wind field are critical for typhoon prediction. The scatterometer observation is one of the most important sources of sea surface winds, which provides both wind speed and wind direction information...

  19. Superação de dormência em sementes de jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L.

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    Pablo Campo Busatto

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar diferentes tratamentos de superação da dormência primária tegumentar em sementes de jatobá. A pesquisa foi realizada na casa de vegetação da Faculdade Anhanguera de Dourados, em Dourados-MS, onde foram testados os seguintes tratamentos: imersão das sementes em água a 90 ºC por dez minutos, imersão das sementes em ácido sulfúrico (H2SO4 por dez minutos, escarificação mecânica das sementes com o auxílio de lixa e sementes intactas, consideradas testemunhas. O delineamento utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado. Avaliou-se a porcentagem de germinação, o índice de velocidade de emergência, a germinação acumulada e a altura de plantas. Com base nos resultados obtidos e nas condições que o experimento foi realizado, recomenda-se a imersão das sementes de jatobá em ácido sulfúrico (H2SO4 por dez minutos para a superação da dormência das mesmas.

  20. Photosynthetic responses to light in seedlings of selected Amazonian and Australian rainforest tree species.

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    Langenheim, J H; Osmond, C B; Brooks, A; Ferrar, P J

    1984-08-01

    Seedlings of the Caesalpinoids Hymenaea courbaril, H. parvifolia and Copaifera venezuelana, emergent trees of Amazonian rainforest canopies, and of the Araucarian conifers Agathis microstachya and A. robusta, important elements in tropical Australian rainforests, were grown at 6% (shade) and 100% full sunlight (sun) in glasshouses. All species produced more leaves in full sunlight than in shade and leaves of sun plants contained more nitrogen and less chlorophyll per unit leaf area, and had a higher specific leaf weight than leaves of shade plants. The photosynthetic response curves as a function of photon flux density for leaves of shade-grown seedlings showed lower compensation points, higher quantum yields and lower respiration rates per unit leaf area than those of sun-grown seedlings. However, except for A. robusta, photosynthetic acclimation between sun and shade was not observed; the light saturated rates of assimilation were not significantly different. Intercellular CO 2 partial pressure was similar in leaves of sun and shade-grown plants, and assimilation was limited more by intrinsic mesophyll factors than by stomata. Comparison of assimilation as a function of intercellular CO 2 partial pressure in sun- and shade-grown Agathis spp. showed a higher initial slope in leaves of sun plants, which was correlated with higher leaf nitrogen content. Assimilation was reduced at high transpiration rates and substantial photoinhibition was observed when seedlings were transferred from shade to sun. However, after transfer, newly formed leaves in A. robusta showed the same light responses as leaves of sun-grown seedlings. These observations on the limited potential for acclimation to high light in leaves of seedlings of rainforest trees are discussed in relation to regeneration following formation of gaps in the canopy.

  1. Review of Synchronic and diachronic perspectives on contact languages. Edited by Magnus Huber & Viveka Velupellai (2007. Creole Language Library, Vol. 32. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

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    Full Text Available Let me start by quoting the provocative last sentence of the last paper in this volume, which questions “(… the very validity of the field of Linguistics called Creole and the validity of a categorisation of a group of the languages of the world under a rubric creole.” (Ferreira and Alleyne, p. 352. This question is recurrent in the field of creole linguistics and ultimately mirrors the conscience that it is hard to come up with a linguistically and/or socio--historically uniform hypothesis regarding the formation of creole languages. Even an advocate of the universal approach to creolization like Bickerton (1981: 2 carefully claims that “(… my aim here is not to account for the origins of all languages known as creoles (which would be an absurd aim anyway since they do not constitute a proper set (…”.

  2. Efeito da inundação lateral sobre a distribuição da vegetação ripária em um trecho do rio Cuiabá, MT

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    Ricardo Keichi Umetsu

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Estudos hidrológicos e fitossociológicos foram realizados num perfil topográfico de 550 m instalado perpendicularmente ao rio Cuiabá, no Município de Rosário Oeste, MT, para analisar a influência da inundação sobre a distribuição da vegetação ripária. Utilizando os dados fluviométricos da estação de Rosário Oeste de 1966 a 2003, um modelo hidrológico de remanso em regime subcrítico foi ajustado, permitindo estabelecer a série hidrológica na área de estudo. A partir dessa série, os intervalos de recorrência nessa área foram obtidos. Os resultados sugeriram que a margem do canal principal, o canal secundário e o dique marginal, a planície de inundação e o terraço alagam a cada ~1 1,7 ano, ~1,77 2,8 anos, ~3 anos e de ~3,25 a ~39 anos, respectivamente. A espécie Combretum leprosum Mart. (Combretaceae apresentou maior VI na margem do canal principal, Callisthene fasciculata (Spr. Mart. (Vochysiaceae na margem do canal principal e no terraço e Licania parvifolia Huber (Chrysobalanaceae, Cariniana estrellensis (Raddi Kuntze. (Lecythidaceae e Vochysia divergens Pohl. (Vochysiaceae na planície de inundação. Os resultados indicaram que a frequência e, principalmente, o tempo de alagamento são os principais determinantes ecológicos da distribuição das espécies vegetais ao longo do perfil topográfico.

  3. USE OF AMAZONIAN SPECIES FOR AGING DISTILLED BEVERAGES: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL WOOD ANALYSIS

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    Jonnys Paz Castro

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The process of storing liquor in wooden barrels is a practice that aims to improve the sensory characteristics, such as color, aroma and flavor, of the beverage. The quality of the liquor stored in these barrels depends on wood characteristics such as density, permeability, chemical composition, anatomy, besides the wood heat treatment used to fabricate the barrels. Brazil has a great diversity of forests, mainly in the north, in the Amazon. This region is home to thousands of tree species, but is limited to the use of only a few native species to store liquors. The objective of this study was to determine some of the physical and chemical characteristics for four Amazon wood species. The results obtained in this study will be compared with others from woods that are traditionally used for liquor storage. The species studied were angelim-pedra (Hymenolobium petraeum Ducke cumarurana (Dipteryx polyphylla (Huber Ducke, jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. and louro-vermelho (Nectandra rubra (Mez CK Allen. The trees were collected from Precious Woods Amazon Company forest management area, in Silves, Amazonas. Analyzes such as: concentration of extractives, lignin amount, percentage of minerals (ash and tannin content, density, elemental analysis (CHNS-O and thermal analysis were done. It was observed that the chemical composition (lignin, holocellulose and elemental analysis (percentage of C, H, N and O of the woods have significant differences. The jatobá wood presented higher tannin content, and in the thermal analysis, was that which had the lowest mass loss.

  4. Revision, phylogeny, and microhabitat shifts in the Southeast Asian spider genus Aetana (Araneae, Pholcidae

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    Bernhard A. Huber

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The previously poorly known Southeast Asian spider genus Aetana Huber, 2005 is revised. Fifteen species are newly described, and the first SEM data and a first phylogenetic analysis of the genus are presented. Four species groups are well supported, one restricted to Borneo, two restricted to the Philippines, and one ranging from the Philippines to Fiji. The cladistic analysis and field observations suggest that the ancestor of Aetana built its web close to the ground, in confined spaces among and under rocks and logs. In at least two cases, evolutionary shifts of microhabitat resulted in species being adapted to life in higher forest strata, with correlated morphological and behavioral changes (lighter coloration; longer abdomen; additional sheet in web or more strongly domed web. The following species are newly described: A. abadae Huber, sp. nov., A. baganihan Huber, sp. nov., A. banahaw Huber, sp. nov., A. kiukoki Huber, sp. nov., A. libjo Huber, sp. nov., A. loboc Huber, sp. nov., A. lozadae Huber, sp. nov., A. manansalai Huber, sp. nov., A. ocampoi Huber, sp. nov., A. paragua Huber, sp. nov. and A. pasambai Huber, sp. nov. from the Philippines; A. gaya Huber, sp. nov., A. indah Huber, sp. nov., A. lambir Huber, sp. nov. and A. poring Huber, sp. nov. from northern Borneo. The female of A. kinabalu Huber, 2005 is newly described. A potential case of female genital dimorphism is documented in A. ocampoi Huber, sp. nov.

  5. Moisture Absorption in Certain Tropical American Woods

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    Honduras, Honduras 29.8 Increase 30 - 40 percent Cedro Granadino (Ccdrela Tonduzii) Courbaril ( Hymenaea courbaril ; Nargusta (Terminalia amazonia...Guiana Courbaril (Hymer>aea Davisii) Mylady (Aspidosperma cruentum) Courbaril ( Hymenaea courbaril ) Honduras, Br. Honduras Honduras Br«, Guiana

  6. Operational Draft Regional Guidebook for the Functional Assessment of High-gradient Ephemeral and Intermittent Headwater Streams in Western West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky

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    Liquidambar styraciflua) are common forest species across the reference domain (Strausbaugh and Core 1978; USDA 2009). Common shrub species associated with...canadensis eastern hemlock Juglans nigra black walnut Ulmus americana American elm Liquidambar styraciflua sweetgum Ulmus parvifolia Chinese elm

  7. Write-up for the Diffractometer D1 at Risø

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    Bundgaard, Jørgen; Krebs Larsen, F.; Lebech, Bente

    consisting of an Euler cradle (HUBER 512) and two horizontal goniometers (HUBER 440 and HUBER 430). The goniostate is computer controlled by a PDP-11/34 interfaced via CAMAC modules. The PDD-11/34 computer has a 128 k byte memory, two hard magnetic disc stations, a fast DEC-writer terminal and a screen...

  8. Volatile Constituents of Three Myrsine L. Species from Brazil

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    Arthur L. Corrêa

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The chemical compositions of the essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation from the aerial parts of Myrsine rubra, Myrsine gardneriana and Myrsine parvifolia and the fruits of Myrsine parvifolia were elucidated by a combination of GC and GC-MS analyses. The main constituents of the native M. parvifolia were caryophyllene oxide (14.4%, β-caryophyllene (12.6% and γ-Muurolene (7.9% of the leaves oil and β-caryophyllene (11.7%, δ-Cadinene (7.1% of the fruit oil. The volatile oil of the endemic M. rubra leaves was dominated by β-caryophyllene (17.2%, γ-Muurolene (11.1%, Germacrene B (10.0%. The essential oil of the native M. gardneriana leaves was characterized by β-caryophyllene (18.0%, γ-Muurolene (8.4%. These three Myrsine species are similar in the dominance of sesquiterpenes. By contrast, monoterpenes were found only in the volatile oil from the fruits of M. parvifolia. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first report on the volatile constituents of M. rubra, M. gardneriana, M. parvifolia.

  9. Vulnerability, Risks, and Complexity: Impacts of Global Change on Human Habitats. By Sigrun Kabisch, Anna Kunath, Petra Schweizer-Ries and Annett Steinfuehrer, Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, 2012; 322 pages. Price €66.95 ISBN 978-0-88937-435-5

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    Full Text Available This volume offers state-of-the-art research on the interrelations between the social, built, and natural environments. It will be useful to scholars in cross-cutting areas of urban, hazard, planning, governance, and sustainability research in relation to socio-psychological perspectives. Readers will benefit from new theoretical as well as empirically-based research findings in the emerging field of social-science vulnerability studies.

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  11. Recreational Reuse of Waste Disposal Sites: Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois.

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    Gleditisa T. I. Imperial Imperial Honey Locust Platanus acerifolia Bloodgood London Planetree Ulmus parvifolia True Chinese Elm ( Populus alba ) White...ginnkla Amur Maple Acer griseum Paperback Maple Dike Edge: Populus a. Bolleana Bolleana Poplar Acer rubrum Armstrong Armstrong Red Maple ( Populus deltoides

  12. Two additions to the flora of the Palni Hills, southern India

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    Full Text Available Hiptage parvifolia Wight & Arn. (Malpighiaceae and Kalanchoe olivacea Dalz. & Gibs. (Crassulaceae are collected and reported for the first time from the Palni hills of Western Ghats from Tamil Nadu, India. This paper provided a detailed taxonomic description, distribution, illustrations and photographs for their easy identification.

  13. Assessing tree species assemblages in highly disturbed Puerto Rican karst landscapes using forest inventory data.

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    Thomas James Brandeis

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    Tree species assemblages described by landscape-scale forest inventory data both agreed and differed from those described by intensive, site specific studies in Puerto Rico’s highly disturbed northern karst belt. Species assemblages found on hill tops (typified by Tabebuia heterophylla or Bursera simaruba with Coccoloba diversifolia, Licaria parvifolia, and Drypetes...

  14. Development of genomic SSR and potential EST-SSR markers in ...

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    Nov 16, 2009 ... Tel: +86-10-62818841. Var. parvifolia Shan et Y. Li, B. marginatum Wall. ex DC.,. B. bicaule Helm. and B. scorzonerifolium Willd. var. angustissimum (Franch.) Huang (Song, 2002). Many studies have shown the active component, such as saikosaponins, volatile oils and polysaccharides, varied remarkably ...

  15. A revision of the Malesian species op Palmeria (Monimiaceae—Monimieae)

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    Philipson, W.R.

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    Twelve species are recognized of which five (P. womersleyi, P. brassii, P. hooglandii, P. schoddei. and P. clemensae) are described as new. Nine species are reduced to synonymy (P. warburgii, P. puberula, P. myriantha, P. paniculata, P. parvifolia, P. acuminata, P. habbamensis, P. pulchra and P.

  16. A revision of Levieria (Monimiaceae)

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    Philipson, W.R.

    1980-01-01

    Seven species are recognized, of which two ( L. scandens and L. orientalis) are described as new. Six species are reduced to synonymy (L. parvifolia A. C. Smith; L. rudolfii Perkins; L. schlechteri Perkins; L. urophylla Perkins; L. laxiflora Perkins; L. forbesii Perkins). All species occur in New

  17. Outlier detection algorithms for least squares time series regression

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    Johansen, Søren; Nielsen, Bent

    We review recent asymptotic results on some robust methods for multiple regression. The regressors include stationary and non-stationary time series as well as polynomial terms. The methods include the Huber-skip M-estimator, 1-step Huber-skip M-estimators, in particular the Impulse Indicator...

  18. Evolution of genital asymmetry, exaggerated eye stalks, and extreme palpal elongation in Panjange spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae

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    Bernhard Huber

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    Full Text Available We describe several new species of the previously monotypic Panjange lanthana species group from the Philippines and document their extraordinary morphology. Some species show strong male genital asymmetry, a phenomenon that seems to be exceedingly rare in spiders. Males of most species have eye stalks, and in two species these eye stalks are among the longest ever recorded in spiders. Some species show a tendency for male genital (pedipalp elongation, and one species has the longest and thinnest palps ever recorded in Pholcidae. A cladistic analysis is performed including all described and several undescribed species of Panjange (except for one “problem species”, supporting the lanthana group and its close relationship with members of the possibly paraphyletic cavicola group. The following eight new species are described: Panjange malagos Huber sp. nov.; Pa. casaroro Huber sp. nov.; Pa. camiguin Huber sp. nov.; Pa. hamiguitan Huber sp. nov.; Pa. isarog Huber sp. nov.; Pa. dinagat Huber sp. nov.; Pa. marilog Huber sp. nov.; Pa. bukidnon Huber sp. nov.

  19. Polynomial combinatorial algorithms for skew-bisubmodular function minimization

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    S. Fujishige (Satoru); S.-I. Tanigawa (Shin-Ichi)

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    textabstractHuber et al. (SIAM J Comput 43:1064–1084, 2014) introduced a concept of skew bisubmodularity, as a generalization of bisubmodularity, in their complexity dichotomy theorem for valued constraint satisfaction problems over the three-value domain, and Huber and Krokhin (SIAM J Discrete Math

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    .... 695; Porter v. Poindexter, 158 F.—(2d) 759 (C.A. 10); Keeling v. Huber & Huber Motor Express, 57 F...); Porter v. Poindexter, 158 F. (2d) 759 (C.A. 10)) Except insofar as the Commission has found that the... and dispatcher); Levinson v. Spector Motor Service, 330 U.S. 649; Porter v. Poindexter, 158 F. (2d...

  1. New leaf- and litter-dwelling species of the genus Pholcus from Southeast Asia (Araneae, Pholcidae

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    Bernhard Huber

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available We describe eight new species of the genus Pholcus, and document their microhabitats. Four species are assigned to the previously described Pholcus ethagala group: P. tanahrata Huber sp. nov., P. uludong Huber sp. nov., and P. bukittimah Huber sp. nov. from the Malay Peninsula, and P. barisan Huber sp. nov. from Sumatra. These species are all litter-dwellers that build domed sheet webs on the undersides of large dead leaves on the ground. The other four species are assigned to newly created species groups: the P. tambunan group with two species from northern Borneo: P. tambunan Huber sp. nov. and P. bario Huber sp. nov.; and the P. domingo group with two species from the Philippines, Mindanao: P. domingo Huber sp. nov. and P. matutum Huber sp. nov. These latter four species are leaf-dwellers that build barely visible silk platforms tightly attached to the undersides of live leaves. The main rationale for this paper is to provide part of the taxonomic and natural history background for upcoming phylogenetic and evolutionary (microhabitat shifts analyses.

  2. Antimicrobial activity of flavonoids in medicinal plants from Tafí del Valle (Tucumán, Argentina).

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    Hernández, N E; Tereschuk, M L; Abdala, L R

    2000-11-01

    Preliminary studies of flavonoids have been realised in five native species from Tafí del Valle (Tucumán, Argentina) used in popular medicine. Most of compounds detected were flavonoids mono and dihydroxylated in B ring. Screening for antimicrobial activity against Gram positive and Gram negative microorganisms has been realised with Lippia turbinata, Satureja parvifolia, Sambucus peruviana, Verbena officinalis and Chenopodium graveolens. The total extracts of flavonoids of each plant were tested and four species studied showed antimicrobial activity.

  3. Empleo de aceites esenciales como antioxidantes naturales

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    Zydgalo, J. A.

    1995-10-01

    Full Text Available The aims of this study were to determine and compare the antioxidant effect of essential oils from Thymus vulgaris, Laurus nobilis, Foeniculum vulgare, Eucalyptus globules, Tagetes minuta, Satureja parvifolia and Lippia polystachya in soybean oil. The concentrations of volatile oils in soybean oil were 0.1% and 0.02%. The antioxidant activity was measured by peroxide values. Thymus vulgaris and L. nobilis essential oils exhibited a significant antioxidant activity, followed by F. vulgare and E. globules in a decreasing order. Tagetes minuta, S. parvifolia and L. polystachya had not effect, and their contribution to the stability of soybean oil was negligible.

    Los objetivos de este estudio fueron determinar y comparar el efecto antioxidante de los aceites esenciales de Thymus vulgaris, Laurus nobilis, Foeniculum vulgare, Eucalyptus globulus, Tagetes minuta, Satureja parvifolia y Lippia polystachya en el aceite de soja. Las concentraciones de las esencias en el aceite de soja fueron 0.1% y 0.02%. La actividad antioxidante fue medida por los valores de peróxido. Los aceites esenciales de T. vulgaris y L nobilis exhibieron una significativa acción antioxidante seguidos, en orden decreciente, por F. vulgare y E. globulus. Las esencias de T. minuta, S. parvifolia y L polystachya no mostraron efecto antioxidante y su contribución a la estabilidad oxidativa del aceite de soja fue despreciable.

  4. PHENOLS AND FLAVONOIDS CONCENTRATION AND FUNGISTATIC ACTIVITY OF WOOD AND BARK OF FIVE COMMON TROPICAL SPECIES

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    Artemio Carrillo-Parra

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This research determine the total phenol and flavonoids content as well as the fungistatic activity of hot water wood sawdust and bark extracts on Coniophora puteana and Trametes versicolor. Extracts tested were taken from Condalia hookeri M.C. Johnst., Ebenopsis ebano (Berl. Britton et Rose, Helietta parvifolia (Gray Benth, Leucaena leucocephala (Lam. de Wit, and Prosopis laevigata (Humb. et Bonpl. ex Willd. The extraction was developed with soxhlet aparats, phenol concentration was determined with Folin-Ciocalteu method and flavonoide was determined by Heimler procedure. Phenol concentration ranged between 50±11 to 827±23 mg g-1 and flavonoids content between 15±2 to 708±30 mg g-1. All extracts tested inhibited growth of the fungal species. The highest inhibition effect (88%±1 occurred on C. puteana with L. leucocephala wood sawdust extracts at 2 mg ml-1, this species also reduced the growth on T. versicolor by 75%±12 when used at 10 mg ml-1, wood sawdust extracts of H. parvifolia and C. hookerii at same concentration reduced the growth of T. versicolor in 43%±3 and 40%±4 respectively. Inhibition of bark extracts of E. ebano was 84±5 and 80±7 % for H. parvifolia. A negative relationship between growing inhibitory activity and the content of total phenolics in the extracts was obtained.

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    ... protect against frivolous or insincere bidding and provide the Commission with a source of funds from... CFR 1.1206(b). William W. Huber, Associate Chief, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division, WTB, Federal...

  6. Identification of ADAM10 as a major source of HER2 ectodomain sheddase activity in HER2 overexpressing breast cancer cells

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    Timothy C. Burn; Cindy Marando; Maryanne Covington; Mark Stow; Jincong Zhuo; Peggy A. Scherle; Yanlong Li; Kenneth Abremski; Kamna Katiyar; Colin Zhang; Dawn Ellis; Qiyan Lin; Gregory Hollis; Milton Hillman; Richard Wynn; Ding-Quan Qian; Yun-Long Li; Vaqar Sharief; Phillip C.C. Liu; Chunhong He; Xiangdong Liu; Meizhong Xu; Costas Agrios; Eric Shi; Jodi Bradley; Steven Friedman; Mark Rupar; Robert Newton; Wenqing Yao; Gengjie Yang; Lingkai Weng; Reid Huber; David Burns; Brian Metcalf

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    ALL AUTHORS: Phillip C.C. Liu, Xiangdong Liu, Yanlong Li, Maryanne Covington, Richard Wynn, Reid Huber, Milton Hillman, Gengjie Yang, Dawn Ellis, Cindy Marando, Kamna Katiyar, Jodi Bradley, Kenneth Abremski, Mark Stow, Mark...

  7. SUPERFUND TREATABILITY CLEARINGHOUSE: ADVANCED ELECTRIC REACTOR (AER) FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIOXIN- CONTAMINATED SOILS

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    This newsletter reports on the Huber Technology Groups (HTG) high temperature advanced hazardous waste treatment technology capable of very high destruction and removal efficiencies of various hazardous wastes. This newsletter addresses the destruction of PCBs in an EPA certifi...

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    ... Dangl Rudolf Ramsl Reinfried Dangl Paul Schl gl Herbert Erber Walter Schreiner Helmut Erbersdobler Josef Stockinger Wilhelm Fuchs Josef Vogl ] Peter Hess Klaus Weber Michael Huber Markus W lfl Gerhard Kinateder...

  9. Layers of Neuroscience

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    Dumoulin, Serge O

    2017-01-01

    In a patch of cortex, laminae connect to different parts of the brain. Huber et al. (2017) demonstrate the ability of human neuroimaging to derive laminar information flow between brain regions, paving the way for human neuroscience applications.

  10. Hea nali võib peituda raamatus / Gert Kiiler

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    Kiiler, Gert

    2007-01-01

    Arvustus: Leer, Jaak. Savumees Einaril on kogu aeg buss katki. Tallinn : Jutulind, 2006 ; Huber, Markus, Treichler, Robert. Keegi pole nii vinge kui meie : uimased britid, tobedad sakslased, pinges prantslased ja veel 36 lootusetut juhtumit. Tallinn : Olion, 2006

  11. Karyotypic differences and evolutionary tendencies of some species ...

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    series ed. G. Huber-Pestallozi), 7 Teil, 1 Hälfte. E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart. Krienitz L. 1987 Studien zur Morphologie und Taxonomie der Un- tergattung Acutodesmus (Chlorellales). Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. Algol. Stud.

  12. Presentations from the session "The revised EU import scheme: ensuring organic integrity?!" at the BioFach Congress 2013

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    Willer, Helga; Julia, Lernoud; Beate, Huber; Amarjit, Sahota

    2013-01-01

    At this session, papers were presented by David Gould, IFOAM Christina Gerstgrasser, EU Commission Sergyi Galashevsky, Organic Standard Jim Pierce, Oregon Tilth Jochen Neuendorff, GfRS Beate Huber, FiBL

  13. 2016 Energetic Materials Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar Research Area 7: Chemical Sciences 7.0 Chemical Sciences (Dr. James K. Parker)

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    sources , gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden...Rachel Huber (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA) "The Role of Atmosphere in Nanocarbon Formation Under Extreme Conditions for Detonation of...Lunch 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Mentorship Component: Careers in Energetic Materials Research Discussion Leaders: Rachel Huber (Los Alamos National

  14. Dual-Modality Prostate Imaging with PET and Transrectal Ultrasound

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    Downloaded on April 07,2010 at 23:12:26 UTC from IEEE Xplore . Restrictions apply. HUBER et al.: MULTI-MODALITY PHANTOM DEVELOPMENT 2723 As soon as...allow Authorized licensed use limited to: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Downloaded on April 07,2010 at 23:12:26 UTC from IEEE Xplore ...April 07,2010 at 23:12:26 UTC from IEEE Xplore . Restrictions apply. HUBER et al.: MULTI-MODALITY PHANTOM DEVELOPMENT 2725 Fig. 3. Reconstructed

  15. DMPD: Lipopolysaccharide sensing an important factor in the innate immune response toGram-negative bacterial infections: benefits and hazards of LPShypersensitivity. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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    Full Text Available chet S, Keck S, Fejer G, Huber M, Schutze N, Beutler B,Galanos C. Immunobiology. 2008;213(3-4):193-203. Epub...ersensitivity. Authors Freudenberg MA, Tchaptchet S, Keck S, Fejer G, Huber M, Schutze N, Beutler B,Galanos C. Publication Immunobiol...ogy. 2008;213(3-4):193-203. Epub 2007 Dec 27. Pathway - PNG File (.png) SVG File (.

  16. Organizations and Information Processing: A Field Study of Research and Development Units within the United States Air Force Systems Command.

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    uncertainty (Downey, Hellriegel and Slocum, 1975). DowTney and Slocum (1975) conceptualize uncertainty as a psychological state in which the sources of...Child, 1912; Osborn and Hunt, 1914; Downey, Hellriegel , and Slocum, 1975; Huber, O’Connel and Cummings, 1975; Schmidt and Cummings, 1975; Leifer and...uncertainty and the need for external information processing, including: Duncan, 1972; Child, 1972; Osborn and Hunt, 1914; Hellriegel and Solcum, 1915; Huber

  17. St. Augustine in Twentieth-Century Music

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    Petersen, Nils Holger

    2012-01-01

    A discussion - in a cultural historical perspective - of primarily two important twentieth-century musical works setting texts by St Augustine: Klaus Huber's Soliloquia Sancti Aurelii Augustini and Michael Tippett's The Vision of Saint Augustine.......A discussion - in a cultural historical perspective - of primarily two important twentieth-century musical works setting texts by St Augustine: Klaus Huber's Soliloquia Sancti Aurelii Augustini and Michael Tippett's The Vision of Saint Augustine....

  18. Superação da dormência de sementes de jatobá

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    Allan Rocha Freitas

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Devido às dificuldades para obtenção de sementes de boa qualidade fisiológica e de técnicas ideais para a reprodução seminífera, este estudo teve por objetivo avaliar a eficiência da escarificação na superação da dormência de sementes de jatobá (Hymenaea oblongifolia e Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições de 25 sementes. Os tratamentos adotados foram: sementes intactas (controle; escarificação mecânica com lixa d’água nº 100, do lado oposto ao embrião; e tratamento de escarificação com ácido sulfúrico (H2SO4 concentrado durante 30; 60; 90 e 120 minutos. A escarificação mecânica e escarificação química durante 30 e 60 minutos constituíram-se em tratamentos pré-germinativos eficientes na superação da dormência de sementes de Hymenaea oblongifolia e Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa.

  19. A complete 1H and 13C NMR data assignment for the diterpene methyl (-)-zanzibarate by 2D spectroscopy and NOE experiments.

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    Imamura, P M; Miranda, P C M L; Giacomini, R A

    2004-06-01

    The 1H and 13C NMR spectra of methyl (-)-zanzibarate (1), an ent-labdanic diterpene isolated from the epicarp of Hymenaea courbaril var. altissima (Leguminosaea, Cesalpinoideae, Detariae), was fully assigned by COSY experiments, 13C/1H shift correlation diagrams and NOE experiments. Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  20. CRESCIMENTO DO JATOBÁ E DE LEGUMINOSAS ARBÓREAS EM DIFERENTES ESPAÇAMENTOS, EM ÁREA DEGRADADA

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    GERALDO RIBEIRO ZUBA JUNIOR

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The use of pioneer plants, mainly nitrogen-fixing leguminous trees, associated to the secondary and climax species, has been making possible good results in the land reclamation. However, it is important to establish the appropriate spacing among the form species obtaining a fast covering and protection of the soil, without there is strong competition of the plants for light, water and nutrients. So, the objective of this work was to evaluate the growth of the Hymenaea courbaril and leguminous trees at, in system quincux, in different spacings. The treatments, in factorial scheme 3 x 3 with three replicates, corresponded to three species of pioneer leguminous trees (Acacia mangium, Senna multijuga and Leucaena leucocephala combined with Hymenaea courbaril and three spacings among pioneer plants (4 x 2; 4 x 3 and 4 x 4 m. After one and two years of planting determined the height, stem diameter at ground level and crown diameter of pioneer plants and Hymenaea courbaril. Acacia mangium showed growth characteristics superior to those of Senna multijuga and Leucaena leucocephala, however, no influence of spacing between species in relation to these characteristics. The growth characteristics of the Hymenaea courbaril were not influenced by pioneer species associated, however, the denser spacing between the pioneer species favored the greatest increase.

  1. Chemical Analysis and Biological Activity of the Essential Oils of Two Endemic Soqotri Commiphora Species

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    Wulf Schultze

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The barks of two endemic Commiphora species namely, Commiphora ornifolia (Balf.f. Gillett and Commiphora parvifolia Engl., were collected from Soqotra Island in Yemen and their essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation. The chemical composition of both oils was investigated by GC and GC-MS. Moreover, the essential oils were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against two Gram-positive bacteria, two Gram-negative bacteria and one yeast species by using a broth micro-dilution assay for minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC and for their antioxidant activity by measuring the DPPH radical scavenging activity. A total of 45 constituents of C. ornifolia (85.6% and 44 constituents of C. parvifolia (87.1% were identified. The oil of C. ornifolia was characterized by a high content of oxygenated monoterpenes (56.3%, of which camphor (27.3%, α-fenchol (15.5%, fenchone (4.4% and borneol (2.9% were identified as the main components. High contents of oxygenated sesquiterpenes (36.1% and aliphatic acids (22.8% were found in C. parvifolia oil, in which caryophyllene oxide (14.2%, β-eudesmol (7.7%, bulnesol (5.7%, T-cadinol (3.7% and hexadecanoic acid (18.4% predominated. The results of the antimicrobial assay showed that both oils exhibited moderate to high antibacterial activity especially against Gram-positive bacteria. C. ornifolia oil was the most active. In addition, the DPPH-radical scavenging assay exhibited only weak antioxidant activities for both oils at the high concentration tested.

  2. Chemical analysis and biological activity of the essential oils of two endemic Soqotri Commiphora species.

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    Mothana, Ramzi A; Al-Rehaily, Adnan J; Schultze, Wulf

    2010-02-01

    The barks of two endemic Commiphora species namely, Commiphora ornifolia (Balf.f.) Gillett and Commiphora parvifolia Engl., were collected from Soqotra Island in Yemen and their essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation. The chemical composition of both oils was investigated by GC and GC-MS. Moreover, the essential oils were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against two Gram-positive bacteria, two Gram-negative bacteria and one yeast species by using a broth micro-dilution assay for minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) and for their antioxidant activity by measuring the DPPH radical scavenging activity. A total of 45 constituents of C. ornifolia (85.6%) and 44 constituents of C. parvifolia (87.1%) were identified. The oil of C. ornifolia was characterized by a high content of oxygenated monoterpenes (56.3%), of which camphor (27.3%), alpha-fenchol (15.5%), fenchone (4.4%) and borneol (2.9%) were identified as the main components. High contents of oxygenated sesquiterpenes (36.1%) and aliphatic acids (22.8%) were found in C. parvifolia oil, in which caryophyllene oxide (14.2%), beta-eudesmol (7.7%), bulnesol (5.7%), T-cadinol (3.7%) and hexadecanoic acid (18.4%) predominated. The results of the antimicrobial assay showed that both oils exhibited moderate to high antibacterial activity especially against Gram-positive bacteria. C. ornifolia oil was the most active. In addition, the DPPH-radical scavenging assay exhibited only weak antioxidant activities for both oils at the high concentration tested.

  3. Transfer of Problem Solving Skills from Touchscreen to 3D Model by 3- to 6-Year-Olds

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    Full Text Available Although much published research purports that young children struggle to solve problems from screen-based media and to transfer learning from a virtual to a physical modality, Huber et al. (2016’s recent study on children solving the Tower of Hanoi (ToH problem on a touchscreen app offers a clear counter example. Huber et al. (2016 reported that children transferred learning from media to the physical world. As this finding arguably differs from that of prior research in this area, the current study tests whether the Huber et al. (2016 results could be replicated. Additionally, we extended the scope of the Huber et al. (2016 work by testing a broader age range, including children as young as 3 years, and using a culturally distinct participant pool. The results of the current study verified Huber et al.’s (2016 conclusion that 4- to 6-year-old children are capable of transferring the ToH learning from touchscreen devices to the physical version of the puzzle. Children under 4 years of age, in contrast, showed little ability to improve at the ToH problem regardless of the practice modality—suggesting that a different problem-solving task is required to probe very young children’s ability to learn from touchscreen apps.

  4. Transfer of Problem Solving Skills from Touchscreen to 3D Model by 3- to 6-Year-Olds.

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    Tarasuik, Joanne; Demaria, Ana; Kaufman, Jordy

    2017-01-01

    Although much published research purports that young children struggle to solve problems from screen-based media and to transfer learning from a virtual to a physical modality, Huber et al. (2016)'s recent study on children solving the Tower of Hanoi (ToH) problem on a touchscreen app offers a clear counter example. Huber et al. (2016) reported that children transferred learning from media to the physical world. As this finding arguably differs from that of prior research in this area, the current study tests whether the Huber et al. (2016) results could be replicated. Additionally, we extended the scope of the Huber et al. (2016) work by testing a broader age range, including children as young as 3 years, and using a culturally distinct participant pool. The results of the current study verified Huber et al.'s (2016) conclusion that 4- to 6-year-old children are capable of transferring the ToH learning from touchscreen devices to the physical version of the puzzle. Children under 4 years of age, in contrast, showed little ability to improve at the ToH problem regardless of the practice modality-suggesting that a different problem-solving task is required to probe very young children's ability to learn from touchscreen apps.

  5. Role of Altered mGluR Activity in Cognitive Impairments in TSC: Implications for a Novel Method of Treatment

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    Bear, M.F., Huber, K.M., and Warren, S.T. (2004). The mGluR theory of fragile X mental retardation. Trends Neurosci 27, 370-377. Conn, P.J...7746–7750 (2002). 21. Bear, M. F., Huber, K. M. & Warren, S. T. The mGluR theory of fragile X mental retardation. Trends Neurosci. 27, 370–377 (2004). 22...defining factor. The most common clinical features are mental retardation, epilepsy, autism, anxiety and mood disorders. Fragile X syndrome (FXS

  6. Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome with a Neuroactive Steroid

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    fragile X syndrome . Cell. 2001;107(4):477–487. 19. Bear MF, Huber KM, Warren ST. The mGluR theory of...Trends Neurosci 2007;30(4):176-84 24. Bear MF, Huber KM, Warren ST. The mGLuR theory of fragile X mental retardation. Trends Neurosci 2004;27(7):370-7 25...TITLE AND SUBTITLE Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome with a Neuroactive Steroid 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT

  7. Wood Volume Production and Use of 10 Woody Species in Semiarid Zones of Northeastern Mexico

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    Rahim Foroughbakhch

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A research strategy was established to analyze the structure of timber trees in terms of forest productivity (volume and wood density of 10 species. The native species Acacia farnesiana, Acacia schaffneri, Bumelia celastrina, Cercidium macrun, Condalia hookeri, Ebenopsis ebano, Helietta parvifolia, and Prosopis laevigata and the exotic species Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Leucaena leucocephala were chosen due to their ecological and economic importance to the rural villages of northeastern Mexico. Measurements of different growth parameters and volume of trees were evaluated. The introduced species E. camaldulensis and L. leucocephala showed the best performance in wood volume production per tree and per hectare when compared to the native species. Likewise, among the native species, E. ebano, P. laevigata, C. hookeri, and A. farnesiana tended to show better characteristics in terms of wood volume production in comparison to H. parvifolia, A. schaffneri, C. macrum, and B. celastrina. Results showed a high diversity on the properties studied. The high biomass produced by most of the species considered in this study revealed their great energetic potential when used as wood and firewood or vegetal charcoal.

  8. A taxonomic revision of the genus Ceiba Mill. (Bombacaceae

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    Gibbs, Peter

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available In this taxonomic revision of Ceiba Mill, (in which we include Chorisia Kunth we recognize 17 species, seven of which we group in the C. insignis. species aggregate. One new species is described, C. lupuna P.E. Gibbs & Semir from Peru, which is referred to the C. insignis agg., and one new subspecies, C. aesculifolia subsp. parvifolia (Rose P.E. Gibbs & Semir is recognized. Distribution maps are provided for 16 species (that for C. pentandra is restricted to the New World, and six species are illustrated.En esta revisión taxonómica de Ceiba, que incluye el género Chorisia, se reconocen 17 especies, siete de las cuales se agrupan en el complejo C. insignis. Se describe una nueva especie, C. lupuna P.E. Gibbs & Semir, del Perú, que pertenece al complejo de C. insignis, asf como una nueva subespecie, C. aesculifolia subsp. parvifolia (Rose P.E. Gibbs & Semir. Se incluyen mapas de distribuci6n de 16 especies (aunque en el caso de C. pentandra solo se representa su distribución americana y se dibujan detalles diagnósticos de seis especies.

  9. Sorghum bicolor L. Moench

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    Manual de nutrição mineral de plantas. São Paulo: Editora Ceres, 443 p. Ogliari PJ, Pacheco JA (2011). Análise estatística usando o Statistica®. 6.0. 1º Ed. Florianópolis. 133 p. Oliveira Neto CF (2010). Crescimento, alterações ecofisiológicas e bioquímicas em plantas jovens de jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L) submetidos ...

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    human colonic stem cells (SC) and tracks SC overpopulation during colon tumorigenesis. Cancer research, 69(8), pp.3382–9. Huang, P., Senga, T. & Hamaguchi, M., 2007. A novel role of phospho-β-catenin in microtubule regrowth at centrosome. Oncogene, 26(30), pp.4357–4371. Huber, A.H., Nelson, W.J. & Weis, W.I., ...

  11. On robust tail index estimation under random censorship | Sayah ...

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    type distributions in the framework of randomly censored samples, based on the ideas of Kaplan-Meier integration using the huberized M-estimator of the tail index. We derive their asymptotic results. We illustrate the performance and the ...

  12. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Vol 29, No 2 (2017)

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    Mindfulness for adolescent chronic pain: a pilot feasibility study · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. David Adam Lovas, Kathleen Pajer, Jill MacLaren Chorney, Dzung X Vo, Melissa Howlett, Ashley Doyle, Adam Huber, 129-136 ...

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    Huber, Adam. Vol 29, No 2 (2017) - Articles Mindfulness for adolescent chronic pain: a pilot feasibility study. Abstract. ISSN: 1728-0583. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of Use · Contact ...

  14. Proceedings of the Conference on the Design of Experiments in Army Research Development and Testing (35th) Held in Monterey California, California on 18-20 October 1989

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    1990-08-01

    Buja and Asimov ); programming languages (Becker, Chambers, Donoho, Huber); programming environments (McDonald), 4. MANAGING THE FUTURE. But enough about...earthquake the preceding day. I wish to thank the organizers for their professionalism under such stress. 4 7. REFERENCES, Asimov , D. (1985), "The Grand Tour

  15. DNA barcoding of a new record of epi-endophytic green algae ...

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    2014-07-13

    Jul 13, 2014 ... 2012). Members of this genus have commercial importance in a number of East. Asian countries for promoting sea urchin larval settlement and metamorphosis in aquaculture fields (Kitamura et al. 1993). Ulvella leptochaete (Huber) Nielson is an epi- endophyte belonging to this genus, with previous reports.

  16. Solvent effects on some new meso-aryl substituted ...

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    Wasielewski M R 1992 Chem. Rev. 92 435. 8. Kurreck H and Huber M 1995 Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 34 849. 9. Morgan B and Dolphin D 1987 Struct. Bonding (Berlin) 64 115. 10. Pandey R K, Bellnier D A, Smith K M and Dougherty T J 1991 Photochem. Photobiol. 53 65. 11. Mathew T and Padmanabhan M 1995 Indian ...

  17. Tightness of M-estimators for multiple linear regression in time series

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    Johansen, Søren; Nielsen, Bent

    We show tightness of a general M-estimator for multiple linear regression in time series. The positive criterion function for the M-estimator is assumed lower semi-continuous and sufficiently large for large argument: Particular cases are the Huber-skip and quantile regression. Tightness requires...

  18. First records of Spermophora kerinci, Nesticella mogera and Pseudanapis aloha on the European Mainland (Araneae: Pholcidae, Nesticidae, Anapidae

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    Kielhorn, Karl-Hinrich

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The alien spider species Spermophora kerinci Huber, 2005, Nesticella mogera (Yaginuma, 1972 and Pseudanapis aloha Forster, 1959 are recorded from greenhouses in Germany. These are the first records from the European mainland. All these species have recently been found in the British Isles.

  19. Hybrid Warfare: A Military Revolution or Revolution in Military Affairs?

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    2012-12-14

    23Thomas M. Huber, Michael D. Pearlman, Jerry D. Morelock, Jerold E. Brown, John T. Broom, Gary J. Bjorge , Randall...Pearlman, Jerry D. Morelock, Jerold E. Brown, John T. Broom, Gary J. Bjorge , Randall N. Briggs, and Robert F. Baumann. Compound Warfare–That Fatal Knot

  20. International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology - Vol ...

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    The physical meaning of a nonlinear evolution equation of the fourth order relating to locally and non-locally supercritical waves · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. A Huber, 70-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijest.v2i1.59086 ...

  1. ANALYSIS OF NIGERIAN HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DATA

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    Dr Obe

    Surface sources of water include the. River Niger, the third largest river in Africa. The country spans the greater section of the river, which with the River Benue ..... the central limit theorem and are distributed normally (Bedient and Huber, 1992). The records of annual of 7 Port Harcourt,. Enugu and Lokoja (1953-1992) are.

  2. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Vol 29, No 2 (2017)

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    Mindfulness for adolescent chronic pain: a pilot feasibility study · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. David Adam Lovas, Kathleen Pajer, Jill MacLaren Chorney, Dzung X Vo, Melissa Howlett, Ashley Doyle, Adam Huber, 129-136 ...

  3. Using Aha! Moments to Understand Leadership Theory

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    Moore, Lori L.; Lewis, Lauren J.

    2012-01-01

    As Huber (2002) noted, striving to understand how leadership is taught and learned is both a challenge and an opportunity facing leadership educators. This article describes the "Leadership Aha! Moment" assignment used in a leadership theory course to help students recognize the intersection of leadership theories and their daily lives while…

  4. Contributions of Therapist Characteristics and Stability to Intensive In-Home Therapy Youth Outcomes

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    Greeson, Johanna K. P.; Guo, Shenyang; Barth, Richard P.; Hurley, Sarah; Sisson, Jocelyn

    2009-01-01

    Objective: This study examines the influence of therapist and youth characteristics on post-discharge outcomes from intensive in-home therapy. Method: Data for 1,416 youth and 412 therapists were obtained from a behavioral health services provider. The Huber-White method was used to account for nested data; ordered logistic regression was employed…

  5. Finite Algorithms for Robust Linear Regression

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    Madsen, Kaj; Nielsen, Hans Bruun

    1990-01-01

    The Huber M-estimator for robust linear regression is analyzed. Newton type methods for solution of the problem are defined and analyzed, and finite convergence is proved. Numerical experiments with a large number of test problems demonstrate efficiency and indicate that this kind of approach may...

  6. Estimating cubic volume of small diameter tree-length logs from ponderosa and lodgepole pine.

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    Marlin E. Plank; James M. Cahill

    1984-01-01

    A sample of 351 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) and 509 lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud.) logs were used to evaluate the performance of three commonly used formulas for estimating cubic volume. Smalian's formula, Bruce's formula, and Huber's formula were tested to determine which...

  7. Spectroscopic Classification of Two Supernovae

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    Gomez, S.; Blanchard, P.; Nicholl, M.; Berger, E.

    2018-02-01

    We obtained optical spectroscopic observations of 2 transients reported to the Transient Name Server by the ATLAS survey (Tonry et al. 2011, PASP, 123, 58; Tonry et al., ATel #8680) and the Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients (PSST; Huber et al., ATel #7153; http://star.pst.qub.ac.uk/ps1threepi/).

  8. Defining Success within a "Successful" Men's NCAA Division I Sport Program

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    Jenny, Seth E.; Hushman, Glenn F.

    2014-01-01

    A coaching philosophy is a personal doctrine, or individual set of experiences and values, that guides a coach's beliefs, actions, and coaching style (Huber, 2013). The humanistic coaching philosophy involves a collaborative coach/athlete process which considers individual athlete differences, abilities, and goals, with the long-term aim of…

  9. The SOX experiment

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    Gaffiot, J.; SOX Collaboration

    2015-08-01

    The standard three-neutrino oscillation paradigm is currently challenged by anomalous results reported by short baseline reactor experiments [P. Huber, Erratum: Determination of antineutrino spectra from nuclear reactors [phys. rev. c 84, 024617 (2011)], Phys. Rev. C 85 (2012) 029901. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.85.029901.

  10. Score Function of Distribution and Revival of the Moment Method

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    Fabián, Zdeněk

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 45, č. 4 (2016), s. 1118-1136 ISSN 0361-0926 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG12020 Institutional support: RVO:67985807 Keywords : characteristics of distributions * data characteristics * general moment method * Huber moment estimator * parametric methods * score function Subject RIV: BB - Applied Statistics, Operational Research Impact factor: 0.311, year: 2016

  11. Pärnu jõgi - linna unustatud arengutelg = The Pärnu river - forgotten growth axis of the town / Rene Valner

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    2001-01-01

    Pärnu Linnavalitsuse ja Eesti Kunstiakadeemia korraldatud arhitektuuri ja kohamarketingi Riveside Workshop'ist 18.-28. VI 2001. a. Pärnus. Juhendajad: Viini arhitektuuribüroo Rataplan arhitektid Gerhard Huber ja Susanne Höhndorf, eesti arhitektid Siiri Vallner, Rene Valner ja Indrek Peil

  12. Reorganizing U.S. Domestic Intelligence: Assessing the Options

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    2008-01-01

    eds., Transforming U.S. Intelligence, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2005. Daft , Richard L., Organization Theory and Design, Mason...Duplicative’ Anti- Terrorism Data Network,” Washington Post, January 18, 2008, p. A3. Huber, George P., and Richard L. Daft , “The Information Environments of...58 Leadership and Human Capital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

  13. A Summary of the Foundation Research Program.

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    1980-03-01

    Modelling," Operations-analytische Spiele fur die Verteidigung, R. K. Huber, K. Niemeyer and H. W. Hofmann (E𔃻itors), Oldenbourg, Munchen, pp 139-189, 1979...preparation. 50 Title: Aerodynamic Stabilization of Gaseous Discharges Investigators: Oscar Biblarz, Associate Professor of Aeronautics, J. Stricker, Adjunct

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    Kendall M.M., Liu Y., Sieprawska-Lupa M., Stetter K.O., Whitman W.B. and Boone D.R. 2006 Methanococcus aeolicus sp. nov., a mesophilic, methanogenic archaeon from shallow and deep marine sediments. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56, 1525-1529. Kurr, M., Huber, R.,Konig, H., Jannasch H.W., Fricke H., Trincone A., ...

  15. Effects of turbidity on the neural structures of two closely related ...

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    section of the brain means better performance of the func- tions controlled by that section. 'The environment may act upon the brain (and hence behaviour) through evolutionary forces as well as epigenetic changes' (Huber & Rylander. 1992b, p. 250). Fish arc useful for comparative studies, as the primary targeL.;; of sensory ...

  16. EFFECT OF DIFFERENT DOSES OF NPK FERTILIZER ON THE ...

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    The developpement of fungi diseases such as Rice blast which cause important yield losses in rice cultivation in ... plants. The nutrition would play a significant role in the mechanism of defense of the plants (Huber and Jeff, 2012) the mineral nutrition is used as prevention methods against many diseases. (Ahangar, 2013).

  17. 77 FR 33985 - Proposed Establishment of the Indiana Uplands Viticultural Area and Modification of the Ohio...

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    2012-06-08

    ... area boundary; A copy of the appropriate United States Geological Survey (USGS) map(s) showing the... Huber, in an April 2006 interview with the petitioner). During that same era, five miles south of the... Physiographic Divisions,'' Henry H. Gray, Indiana Geological Survey, 2001). The western portion of the boundary...

  18. Presentations of the session "The World of Organic Agriculture" at BIOFACH 2016

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    Presentations: - The role of sustainability standards in economic development cooperation in Switzerland (Dr. Barbara Jäggin, SECO) - Latest data on organic agriculture worldwide (Dr. Helga Willer, FiBL Switzerland) - Voluntary Sustainability Standards (Julia Lernoud, FiBL Switzerland) - Standards and regulations (Beate Huber, FiBL Switzerland) - The global market for organic food (Amarjit Sahota, Organic Monitor, UK)

  19. The World of Organic Agriculture (Session at the BIOFACH 2017)

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    Willer, Helga; Lernoud, Julia; Huber, Beate; Sahota, Amarjit

    2017-01-01

    The World of Organic Agriculture 2017 www.organic-world.net Presentations at the Session "The World of Organic Agriculture" - Organic Agriculture Worldwide 2017: Current Statistics (Dr. Helga Willer, Julia Lernoud) - Global survey on Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) (Julia Lernoud, Dr. Helga Willer) - Regulations and Certification Emerging Trends 2017 (Beate Huber) - Global Organic Food & Drink: Market Update & Challenges (Amarjit Sahota)

  20. Presentations from the session "The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends 2013" at the BioFach Congress 2013

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    Willer, Helga; Julia, Lernoud; Beate, Huber; Amarjit, Sahota

    2013-01-01

    At this session, papers were presented by Markus Arbenz, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Germany Dr. Helga Willer and Julia Lernoud, FiBL - Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland Beate Huber, FiBL - Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland Amarjit Sahota, Organic Monitor, United Kingdom

  1. The World of Organic Agriculture – Statistics and Emerging Trends (Session at the BIOFACH 2015)

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    Arbenz, Markus; Willer, Helga; Lernoud, Julia; Huber, Beate; Amarjit, Sahota

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    The World of Organic Agriculture – Statistics and Emerging Trends (Session at the BIOFACH 2015) Presentations - Introduction (Markus Arbenz) - Organic Agriculture Worldwide: Current Statistics (Helga Willer, Julia Lernoud) - The World of Organic Agriculture: Regulations and Certification Emerging Trends 2015 (Beate Huber, Christiane Mannigel) - Global survey on Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) (Julia Lernoud, Helga Willer) - Global Organic Food & Drink: Market Update...

  2. Errors on Ghanaian Students' Written English: Is Speaking School ...

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    2016-10-02

    Oct 2, 2016 ... and widespread lack of education while SPE, usually identified with male students in secondary ... For example, in a report by Huber (2014) on the use of pidgins and creoles in education in four West ...... International. Journal of Language, Translation and Intercultural Communication,1 (1), pp.151-166.

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    On an improved method for solving evolution equations of higher order importantly in science and technology · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. A Huber, 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijest.v2i5.60090 ...

  4. Electrophoretic enzyme analysis of North American and eastern Asian populations of Agastache sect. Agastache (Labiatae)

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    Vogelmann, James E.; Gastony, Gerald J.

    1987-01-01

    Genetic relationships among the seven species of Agastache sect. Agastache common in North America and the one found in eastern Asia were assessed using starch-gel electrophoresis of twelve enzymatic proteins. Nei's (1976) genetic distance and identity values, calculated among the 32 populations used in this study, partitioned the Agastache section into four discrete groups: (1) A. nepetoides (eastern North America), (2) A. scrophulariifolia and A. foeniculum (eastern and central North America), (3) the four species of the western U.S. (A. urticifolia, A. occidentalis, A. parvifolia, and A. cusickii), and (4) A. rugosa (eastern Asia). The Asian Agastache, separated from its American congeners for over 12 million years, differed from American populations at only two (the IDH-1 and LAP-1 alleles) of the fifteen loci surveyed; these alleles were not found in any of the North American plants. Nei's genetic distances between the Asian and North American populations ranged from 0.2877 to 0.6734.

  5. Computer simulations of the ROUSE model: an analytic simulation technique and a comparison between the error variance-covariance and bootstrap methods for estimating parameter confidence.

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    Huber, David E

    2006-11-01

    This article provides important mathematical descriptions and computer algorithms in relation to the responding optimally with unknown sources of evidence (ROUSE) model of Huber, Shiffrin, Lyle, and Ruys (2001), which has been applied to short-term priming phenomena. In the first section, techniques for obtaining parameter confidence intervals and parameter correlations are described, which are generally applicable to any mathematical model. In the second section, a technique for producing analytic ROUSE predictions is described. Huber et al. (2001) averaged many stochastic trials to obtain stable behavior. By appropriately weighting all possible combinations of feature states, an alternative analytic version is developed, yielding asymptotic model behavior with fewer computations. The third section ties together these separate techniques, obtaining parameter confidence and correlations for the analytic version of the ROUSE model. In doing so, previously unreported behaviors of the model are revealed. In particular, complications due to local minima are discussed, in terms of both variance-covariance analyses and bootstrap sampling analyses.

  6. DETERMINATION OF CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF WOODS FROM SOUTHERN AMAZON

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    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to make conventional analyzes to determine the chemical composition of five wooden species found on the Southern Amazon area, which are: Peltogyne lecointei, Erisma uncinatum, Hymenaea courbaril, Hymenolobium petraeum and Trattinnickia burseraefolia. First of all, the samples was collected based on the availability and and primarily in the commercial interest of the wood. It was taken discs along the stem (0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the commercial height from the trees randomly selected with the conditions of good stem and straight grain. Of those samples it was taken the specimens, transformed into sawdust to obtain the chemical properties of the wood. The sawdust went to the sieve of 40 ans 60 mesh, respectively, the fraction used to determine the percentage of total extractives, lignin and holocellulose through the sieve of 40 mesh, but stays retained on the shieve of 60 mesh. The evaluation of the results indicates that the chemical composition of the wooden species studied here have the values within the normal pattern for hardwoods ranging 1-5% extractives, 16-24% for lignin and 65-82% for holocellulose. The data indicates that Hymenaea courbaril has the highest basic specific mass, because the holocellulose content is inverse to the lignin. Erisma uncinatum and Hymenolobium petraeum has the highest extractive contente, which propose a higher natural durability related to the other wood species. The lignin on the tissue confers resistance to attack by wood borers, so the specie Hymenaea courbaril is possibly the most vulnerable to attack. However in the species studied here, the chemical composition of the woods can be significantly correlated with the technological behavior of these woods.

  7. Proceedings of the Computerized Adaptive Testing Conference (1979) Held at Wayzata, Minnesota on 27-30 June 1979,

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    simple logistic model is known as the Rasch model . It is the very definition of measurement; hence, measure- ment is not possible when data do not...Mead, R. J. The use of measurement models in the definition and application of social science variables (Technical Report DAHC19-76- G-0011...verhaltensanderungen unter dem einfluss von massenkommunikationen. In W. F. Kempf (Ed.), Probabilistische modelle in der sozialpsychologie. Bern: Huber, 1974. (b

  8. Formulation of an RP-1 Pyrolysis Surrogate from Shock Tube Measurements of Fuel and Ethylene Time Histories

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    Greensfelder and H. H. Voge. Catalytic cracking of pure hydrocarbons. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 37(6):514–520, 1945. S. P. Heneghan, S. L...They also provide modelers (in both kinetics and computational fluid dynamics) with a method of representing, during simulation, a fuel that may have...1 and RP-2 from [Huber 2009a] Composition, mole fraction Fluid RP-1 surrogate RP-2 surrogate -methyldecalin 0.354 0.354 5-methylnonane 0.150

  9. Bibliografía

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    Tanco Duque, Rosa; Mankeliunas, Mateo V.

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    Philippe Parrot et Monique Gueneau; Contribucion. A l'etude des gangs d'adolescents. (Contribución al estudio de las bandas de adolescentes criminales) Annales Medico-Psychologiques, Paris, 118 Année, T." N9 5, Decembre 1960. / H. Hiltmann, Kompendium der Psychodiagnostischeti Tests, Bern - Stuttgart 1960 252 pags. Verlag Hans Huber / Erwin Strauss, Psychologie der menschlichen Welt Gesammente Schriften von Erwin Strauss. Berlin . Gottingen, Heidelberg 1960. Springer Verlag, 426 pags. Precio ...

  10. Mechanisms of Residual Stress Generation in Mechanical Surface Treatment: the Role of Cyclic Plasticity and Texture

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    silicon substrates", Surface and Coatings Technology , vol. 176, no. 1, pp. 124-130. Clauer, A. 1996, Laser shock peening for fatigue resistance...Li Base Products for Aerospace and Space Applications", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 43, no. 9, pp. 3325-3337. Rodopoulos, C.A...34, Optics and Laser Technology , vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 389-394. Sticchi, M., Schnubel, D., Kashaev, N. & Huber, N. 2014, " Review of Residual Stress

  11. C2 Failures: A Taxonomy and Analysis

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    Columbine High School Shootings 1999, April 20 United States (Colorado) 13 deaths, 24 injuries [17...8217very unwieldy’ and ’internal coordinating meetings were a shambles.’" Huber et al. (2008), p.4 Columbine High School Shootings "…’Who’s in Charge... Columbine High School Shootings Response [17] Indian Ocean Tsunami Response [18] Hurricane Katrina Response [19] Black Saturday Fires Response

  12. 77 FR 52688 - Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for...

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    .../11-6/30/12 421-811 Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals, B.V CP Kelco B.V The People's Republic Of China... Carboxymethylcellulose, A-405-803.. 7/1/11-6/30/12 CP Kelco Oy CP Kelco U.S. Inc J.M. Huber Corporation India... of initiation of the review, will determine, consistent with FAG Italia v. United States, 291 F.3d...

  13. Examination of the mGluR-mTOR Pathway for the Identification of Potential Therapeutic Targets to Treat Fragile X

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    and improves memory. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95:15020-15025. Bear MF, Huber KM, Warren ST (2004) The mGluR theory of fragile X mental retardation... syndrome : dysregulated mGluR signaling and beyond. Neuropsychopharmacology 37:178-195. Hagerman PJ (2008) The fragile X prevalence paradox. J Med...NOTES 14. ABSTRACT Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is a single gene disorder caused by loss of FMR1 gene function. This disease leads to cognitive impairment

  14. Tightness of M-estimators for multiple linear regression in time series

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    We show tightness of a general M-estimator for multiple linear regression in time series. The positive criterion function for the M-estimator is assumed lower semi-continuous and sufficiently large for large argument: Particular cases are the Huber-skip and quantile regression. Tightness requires an assumption on the frequency of small regressors. We show that this is satisfied for a variety of deterministic and stochastic regressors, including stationary an random walks regressors. The resul...

  15. Seek, Strike, and Destroy: U.S. Army Tank Destroyer Doctrine in World War II (Leavenworth Papers, Number 12)

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    Andrew N. Morris CPT Thomas P. Odom Dr. Robert H. Berlin Dr. Gary J. Bjorge Dr. George W. Gawrych Dr. Thomas M. Huber Dr. Samuel J. Lewis Dr...It was led by a headquarters and headquar- ters company that consisted of a full staff plus communication , transpor- tation, and motor maintenance...means of communication .ൟ These qualities had already been embodied in the battalion tables of organization and would also be reflected in the

  16. The Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation: Soviet Breakthrough and Pursuit in the Arctic, October 1944 (Leavenworth Papers, Number 17)

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    Richard V. Barbuto Dr. Robert F. Baumann MAJ Stephen D. Coats Dr. Gary J. Bjorge MAJ Neil V. Lamont Dr. Thomas M. Huber Dr. Lawrence A. Yates...contribution to a field of historical research that has not been thoroughly explored by our Army’s doctrinal community . This campaign and others, such as the...austere lines of communication , and marginal trafficability are endemic to northern operations and must be con- sidered by commanders, regardless of the

  17. Command and Control in Virtual Environments: Using Contingency Theory to Understand Organization in Virtual Worlds

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    35] D. H. Doty, W. H. Glick and G. P. Huber, "Fit, equifinality, and organizational effectiveness: A test," Academy of Management Journal, vol. 36...Discovery of Grounded Theory. New York: Aldine, 1967. 46 [69] D. A. Gioia, J. B. Thomas , S. M. Clark and K. Chittipeddi, "Symbolism and Strategic...86] D. Thomas , "Pontiac Goes Virtual with Second Life Island," vol. 2010, 10/23/2006, 2006. 47 [87] Reebok, "Reebok’s Store in Second Life

  18. Evaluation of Lands for Recreational Snowmobile Use (Guidelines for Natural Resources Management and Land Use Compatibility).

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    Percy , E. C., "The Snowmobile: Friend or Foe?" Journal of Trauma, Vol 12, No. 5 (May 1972), pp 444-446. Price, V. J., "Snowmobiles, The Winter Revolution...Fort Dix, NJ Hasset, John J., Agronomy Department, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Huber, Phil, Environmental Offices, Fort Benning, GA Jackson ...Outdoor Recreation Director, Fort McCoy, WI Houser, James, Forester, Fort McCoy, WI Hutchinson, Julian, Land Manager, Fort McCoy, WI Jackson , Gary

  19. Circumvention of Taxol-Resistance in Human Breast Cancers by Improved Water Soluble Taxanes

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    Japanese] Neurological Surgery. 15:397-403 67. Kitahara M, Katakura R, Shingai J , Niizuma H, Yoshimoto T, Suzuki J , Mori T, Wada T. (1987) Results...1993. 2. Rowinsky EK, Donehower RC. Paclitaxel (Taxol), New England J . Med. 332:1004- 1008, 1995. 3. Horwitz SB. Mechanism of action of taxol. TIPS. 13...134-136, 1992. 4. Holmes FA, Kudelka AP, Kavanagh JJ, Huber, MH, Bjani JA, and Valer V. Clincal trials with paclitaxel and docetaxel. In Georg GI

  20. Spectroscopic Classification of Seven Supernovae

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    Blanchard, P.; Gomez, S.; Nicholl, M.; Berger, E.

    2018-01-01

    We obtained optical spectroscopic observations of 7 transients reported to the Transient Name Server by the ATLAS survey (Tonry et al. 2011, PASP, 123, 58; Tonry et al., ATel #8680), the Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients (PSST; Huber et al., ATel #7153; http://star.pst.qub.ac.uk/ps1threepi/), DPAC and the ESA Gaia Photometric Science Alerts Team (http://gsaweb.ast.cam.ac.uk/alerts), and the Tsinghua University-National Astronomical Observatories of China Transient Survey (TNTS).

  1. The MAGIC (Manually Assisted Gaming of Integrated Combat) Model,

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    1982-05-01

    years. The " urban sprawl," government afforestation programs, increased road construction etc., have led to "a shrinking of the main east-west channels...76% of losses Urban area ............................4% of losses Exchange ratio: F/E.b.............................8:1...West European Urban Sprawl as an Active Defence Variable," in: Military Strategy and Tactics, R. K. Huber, L. F. Jones, and E. Reine, Eds., Plenum Press

  2. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, Europe & Latin America

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    Lohonyai, Gy. Kozma, I. Naday, I. Renyi, A. Somogyi, F. Szabo, L. Szabo, S. Szalai, K. Szego, A. Varga and P. Zalan: "Hungarian Achievements in Halley’s...Huber, Jozsef Kiss, Tibor Pavelka, Dr Maria Somogyi and Ferenc Toth. The manufacturer of the instrument prepared on the basis of our ideas is the...Gado, Sandor Gueth, Jozsef Kecskemeti, Ede Koltay, Gyorgy Mihaly, D. Lajos Nagy, Karoly Rozsa,’ Zoltan Szokefalvy-Nagy, Janos Valko, Andras Varga and

  3. Surface Reactions in the Space Environment

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    Force Station TullahomaTN 37389 Mr. Richard W. DeKalb TBE Sanders Road Hartselle, AL 35640 Dr. Frederick C. Brown University of Washington...1986) 4360. 20 G. Herzberg , Spectra of Diatomic Molecules (Van Nostrand, Princeton, 1950). 21 J. Tellinghuisen, S. D. Henderson, D. Austin, K. P...27 K. P. Huber and G. Herzberg , Constants of Diatomic Molecules (Van Nostrand, Princeton, 1979). 28 H. Ito et al., Chem. Phys. 98 (1985) 81. 29

  4. General score tests for regression models incorporating 'robust' variance estimates

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    David Clayton; Joanna Howson

    2002-01-01

    Stata incorporates commands for carrying out two of the three general approaches to asymptotic significance testing in regression models, namely likelihood ratio (lrtest) and Wald tests (testparms). However, the third approach, using "score" tests, has no such general implementation. This omission is particularly serious when dealing with "clustered" data using the Huber-White approach. Here the likelihood ratio test is lost, leaving only the Wald test. This has relatively poor asymptotic pro...

  5. Exploring New Command and Control Concepts and Capabilities (Exploration de Nouveaux Concepts de Commandement et Controle et de Leurs Capacites)

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    Germany Mr. Geir Enemo NO FFI Mr. Fernando Freire PO Academia Militar Dr. Anne-Marie Grisogono Australia DSTO Dr. Richard Hayes US EBR Dr. Gary...IABG Mr. Arne Norlander SE Swedish Defense Research Agency Maj. Paulo Nunes PO Academia Militar Dr. Paul Phister US AFRL Mr. Valdur Pille CA DRDC...Reiner Huber GE IT IS Universitiat der Bundeswehr Ms. Danielle Martin US EBR Mr. Graham Mathieson UK DSTL Dr. James Moffat UK DSTL Maj. Paulo Nunes PO

  6. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants? Exploring Consensus on the Validity Status of Mintzberg’s Configuration Theory After a Negative Test

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    Tommy Krabberød

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    This article explores the degree of consensus on the validity status of Mintzberg’s configuration theory following a test in which the theory was refuted. The 218 articles that have cited the award-winning article by Doty, Glick, and Huber, and 89 articles and 12 books published by Mintzberg after the test, are reviewed. None of the reviewed articles contained any discussion about the implications for Mintzberg’s theor...

  7. An Engineered Anisotropic Nanofilm with Unidirectional Wetting Properties

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    2010-01-01

    published online 10 October 2010 References 1. Huber, G. et al. Evidence for capillarity contributions to gecko adhesion from single spatula nanomechanical...Digital Microfluidics (William Andrew, 2008). 7. Pesika, N. S. et al. Gecko adhesion pad: A smart surface? J. Phys. Condens.Matter 21, 464132 (2009). 8...Mahdavi, A. et al. A biodegradable and biocompatible gecko -inspired tissue adhesive . Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 105, 2307–2312 (2008). 9. de Gennes

  8. Bibliografía

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    Mankeliunas, Mateo V.; Ardila y Ardila, Ruben; Ospina Cubillos, Antonio; Villar Gaviria, Álvaro

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    M. I. Edelwisss. R. Tanco Duque. S. Schindler (Herausgegeben). Personalisation. Studien zur Tiefenpsychologie und Psychotherapie. Wien - Freihurg - Basel: Herder, 1964, 171 pags. Precio: DM 17,50. / Benedetti, G. Klinische Psychotherapie. Miteinem Beitrag von Dr. V. Wenger über Psychiatrische Betreullng. Bern. Stuttgart: Verlag Hans Huber, 1964, 307 pags. Schw. Fr. 34,00. / Kahn, R. L. & Cannul Ch. F. The Dinamics of lnterviewing: Theory, Technique, and Cases. New York. London: John Wiley...

  9. Apatite and Chitin Amendments Promote Microbial Activity and Augment Metal Removal in Marine Sediments

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    45, No. 4, 2011, pp. 1163-1168. doi:10.1021/es102694h [16] G. B. Williams , K. G. Scheckel, G. McDermott, D. Grat- son, D. Neptune and J. A. Ryan...Exposures,” Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Vol. 74, No. 7, 2011, pp. 1921-1930. doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.06.023 [32] T. Huber, G. Faulkner and P

  10. The Role of U2AF1 Mutations in the Pathogenesis of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

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    adult myeloid malignancy with up to 40,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States1,2. MDS are a heterogeneous group of clonal haematopoietic... catalysis for therapeutic targeting of leukemia with mutations in genes encoding spliceosomal proteins. Nat. Med. 22, 672–678 (2016). 34. Obeng, E. A...discovery rate-a practical and powerful approach to multiple testing. J. R. Stat. Soc. B Methodol. 57, 289–300 (1995). 44. Anders, S., Reyes, A. & Huber, W

  11. KMC-2: an X-ray beamline with dedicated diffraction and XAS endstations at BESSY II

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    Full Text Available The KMC-2 beamline is dedicated to provide X-ray radiation with high energy stability and resolution. The experimental setup is optimized towards offering a wide range of methods and sample environments. Two permanent endstations can be used in alternation. DIFFRACTION is a flexible multi-purpose diffractometer, based on a Huber six circle diffractometer in psi geometry. XANES provides the possibility for EXAFS, XANES and X-ray fluorescence measurements at-air.

  12. Tropical Cyclone Footprint in the Ocean Mixed Layer Observed by Argo in the Northwest Pacific

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    atmospheric circulation [Hart et al., 2007]. Several studies, based on observations and modeling, suggest that TC-induced energy input and mixing may play...an important role in climate variability through regulating the oceanic general circulation and its variability [e.g., Emanuel, 2001; Sriver and Huber...shallower than the isothermal layer) to change the thermohaline front [Chu and Wang, 2003], and to reduce the entrainment of the cool thermocline water

  13. An Analysis of the Indicator Saturation Estimator as a Robust Regression Estimator

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    Johansen, Søren; Nielsen, Bent

    An algorithm suggested by Hendry (1999) for estimation in a regression with more regressors than observations, is analyzed with the purpose of finding an estimator that is robust to outliers and structural breaks. This estimator is an example of a one-step M-estimator based on Huber's skip functi....... The asymptotic theory is derived in the situation where there are no outliers or structural breaks using empirical process techniques. Stationary processes, trend stationary autoregressions and unit root processes are considered...

  14. Screening Brazilian plant species for in vitro inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase.

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    Braga, F C; Wagner, H; Lombardi, J A; de Oliveira, A B

    2000-01-01

    Plants from the Brazilian flora were evaluated for the inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase. The species were selected based on their traditional use and on a chemosystematic approach. In total, 19 species belonging to 13 families have been investigated. Hedychium coronarium J. Koenig (Zingiberaceae), Xylopia frutescens Aubl. (Annonaceae) and Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae) presented a high 5-lipoxygenase inhibitory activity. Some hypothesis about the nature of the active compounds are discussed, based on reports of the chemical constitution of these species or other species from the same botanical family.

  15. Ogataea falcaomoraisii sp. nov., a sporogenous methylotrophic yeast from tree exudates.

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    Morais, Paula B; Teixeira, Lia C R S; Bowles, Jane M; Lachance, Marc-André; Rosa, Carlos A

    2004-10-01

    Thirteen strains of a new ascospore-forming, methanol-assimilating yeast species were isolated from sap exudates of Sclerolobium sp. (carvoeiro) in two forest fragments in the state of Toncantins, Brazil, and from Hymenaea courbaril (guapinol, jatobá) in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Analysis of the sequences of the D1/D2 large-subunit ribosomal DNA showed that the species belongs to the genus Ogataea (syn. Pichia), and it was described as Ogataea falcaomoraisii. The closest relatives are Candida ortonii and C. nemodendra. The type culture is UFMG-T264-1T (= CBS 9814T = NRRL Y-27756).

  16. Interferência da disponibilidade de luz na resposta à adubação de plantios de enriquecimento com leguminosas arbóreas Interference of light availability on response to fertilization of enrichment plantings with leguminous trees

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    Marco Aurélio de Carvalho Silva; Luiz Augusto Gomes de Souza; Diego Oliveira Brandão

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a interferência da disponibilidade de luz na resposta à adubação de plantios de enriquecimento da capoeira com leguminosas arbóreas. As espécies Hymenaea courbaril, Stryphnodendron guianense, Parkia platycephala e Stryphnodendron microstachyum foram plantadas em capoeira, sob três tratamentos de fertilização: adubação orgânica, adubação orgânica acrescida de mineral e ausência de adubação. A disponibilidade de luz condicionou a resposta de P. platycephala...

  17. Immatures of Acanthocinini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae

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    Full Text Available Immatures of Acanthocinini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae. Larva and pupa of Eutrypanus dorsalis (Germar, 1928, collected in trunks of Pinus elliottii Engelm., and Paratenthras martinsi Monné, 1998, collected in spathes of Scheelea phalerata (Mart. ex Spreng. Burret, are described and illustrated. Larva and pupa of Lophopoeum timbouvae Lameere, 1884, collected in Hymenaea corbaril L., Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong and Pterogyne nitens Tul., are redescribed and illustrated. A table with all described immatures of Lamiinae, and a comparison among the immatures of Acanthocinini are presented. Biological notes and new records are also included.

  18. Primal-dual convex optimization in large deformation diffeomorphic metric mapping: LDDMM meets robust regularizers

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    Hernandez, Monica

    2017-12-01

    This paper proposes a method for primal-dual convex optimization in variational large deformation diffeomorphic metric mapping problems formulated with robust regularizers and robust image similarity metrics. The method is based on Chambolle and Pock primal-dual algorithm for solving general convex optimization problems. Diagonal preconditioning is used to ensure the convergence of the algorithm to the global minimum. We consider three robust regularizers liable to provide acceptable results in diffeomorphic registration: Huber, V-Huber and total generalized variation. The Huber norm is used in the image similarity term. The primal-dual equations are derived for the stationary and the non-stationary parameterizations of diffeomorphisms. The resulting algorithms have been implemented for running in the GPU using Cuda. For the most memory consuming methods, we have developed a multi-GPU implementation. The GPU implementations allowed us to perform an exhaustive evaluation study in NIREP and LPBA40 databases. The experiments showed that, for all the considered regularizers, the proposed method converges to diffeomorphic solutions while better preserving discontinuities at the boundaries of the objects compared to baseline diffeomorphic registration methods. In most cases, the evaluation showed a competitive performance for the robust regularizers, close to the performance of the baseline diffeomorphic registration methods.

  19. The Huber’s Method-based Gas Concentration Reconstruction in Multicomponent Gas Mixtures from Multispectral Laser Measurements under Noise Overshoot Conditions

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    Full Text Available Laser gas analysers are the most promising for the rapid quantitative analysis of gaseous air pollution. A laser gas analysis problem is that there are instable results in reconstruction of gas mixture components concentration under real noise in the recorded laser signal. This necessitates using the special processing algorithms. When reconstructing the quantitative composition of multi-component gas mixtures from the multispectral laser measurements are efficiently used methods such as Tikhonov regularization, quasi-solution search, and finding of Bayesian estimators. These methods enable using the single measurement results to determine the quantitative composition of gas mixtures under measurement noise. In remote sensing the stationary gas formations or in laboratory analysis of the previously selected (when the gas mixture is stationary air samples the reconstruction procedures under measurement noise of gas concentrations in multicomponent mixtures can be much simpler. The paper considers a problem of multispectral laser analysis of stationary gas mixtures for which it is possible to conduct a series of measurements. With noise overshoots in the recorded laser signal (and, consequently, overshoots of gas concentrations determined by a single measurement must be used stable (robust estimation techniques for substantial reducing an impact of the overshoots on the estimate of required parameters. The paper proposes the Huber method to determine gas concentrations in multicomponent mixtures under signal overshoot. To estimate the value of Huber parameter and the efficiency of Huber's method to find the stable estimates of gas concentrations in multicomponent stationary mixtures from the laser measurements the mathematical modelling was conducted. Science & Education of the Bauman MSTU 108 The mathematical modelling results show that despite the considerable difference among the errors of the mixture gas components themselves a character of

  20. Associação micorízica em espécies arbóreas, atividade microbiana e fertilidade do solo em áreas degradadas de cerrado

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    growth, where 50 mL of preserved cerrado soil was applied as inoculum of microorganisms. Seedlings of 11 tree species were planted: Anadenanthera falcata (Benth. Speg ('angico-preto', Acacia polyphylla D.C. ('monjoleiro', Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart. Coville ('barbatimão', Dimorphandra mollis Benth ('faveiro', Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne ('jatobá-de-cerrado', Dipteryx alata Vog. ('baru', Machaerium acutifolium Vogel ('jacarandá- do-campo', Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi ('aroeirapimenteira', Magonia pubescens St. Hil. ('tingui', Lafoensia pacari St. Hil. ('dedaleira' and Tabebuia aurea (Manso Benth. & Hook ('ipê-amarelo'. Twelve months later, root samples were colleted at the depth of 0-0.10 m and used for evaluations. The subsoil, as compared to pasture soil, was poor in organic matter and presented less microbial activity. The highest mycorrhizal colonization was seen in the species Acacia polyphylla D.C. (monjoleiro, Magonia pubescens St. Hil. (tingui, Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (jatobá-de-cerrado and Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi (aroeira-pimenteira. These species could be indicated in revegetation projects in 'cerrado' degraded areas. Plants from both areas showed seedlings form high mycorrhizal colonization and low numbers of spores.

  1. In vitro acaricidal efficacy of plant extracts from Brazilian flora and isolated substances against Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae).

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    Valente, Paula Pimentel; Amorim, Juliana Mendes; Castilho, Rachel Oliveira; Leite, Romário Cerqueira; Ribeiro, Múcio Flávio Barbosa

    2014-01-01

    The tick Rhipicephalus microplus causes significant losses in livestock cattle and has developed increasing resistance to the primary acaricides that are used to treat these infections. The objective of this study was to identify new biomolecules or isolated substances showing acaricidal activity from plants. Larval packet tests were conducted to evaluate the effects of 11 species of plants and three isolated substances (betulinic acid, eugenol, and nerolidol) on R. microplus. An adult female immersion test was performed with the substance that showed the highest larvicidal activity, which was evaluated for inhibition of reproduction. Tests using Licania tomentosa, Hymenaea stigonocarpa, Hymenaea courbaril, Stryphnodendron obovatum, Jacaranda cuspidifolia, Jacaranda ulei, Struthanthus polyrhizus, Chrysobalanus icaco, Vernonia phosphorea, Duguetia furfuracea, and Simarouba versicolor extracts as well as the isolated substance betulinic acid indicated lower acaricidal effects on R. microplus larvae. The extract displaying the best larvicidal activity was the ethanolic extract from L. tomentosa at a concentration of 60%, resulting in a mortality rate of 40.3%. However, nerolidol and eugenol showed larvicidal activity, which was highest for eugenol. Nerolidol caused a 96.5% mortality rate in the R. microplus larvae at a high concentration of 30%, and eugenol caused 100% mortality at a concentration of 0.3%. In the adult immersion test, 5% eugenol was identified as a good biomolecule for controlling R. microplus, as demonstrated by its high acaricidal activity and inhibition of oviposition.

  2. Screening of Brazilian medicinal plants for antiviral activity against rotavirus.

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    Cecílio, Alzira Batista; de Faria, Déborah Behr; Oliveira, Pollyana de Carvalho; Caldas, Sérgio; de Oliveira, Dario Alves; Sobral, Marcos Eduardo Guerra; Duarte, Maria Gorette Resende; Moreira, Carolina Paula de Souza; Silva, Cláudia Gontijo; de Almeida, Vera Lúcia

    2012-06-14

    Brazilian medicinal plants traditionally used for the treatment of diarrhoea were investigated for their in vitro antiviral activity against the simian rotavirus SA11. The ethanolic crude extracts of plants collected in the cerrado of Minas Gerais, Brazil were submitted to phytochemical screening. The cytotoxicity of the extracts was inferred by cellular morphologic alterations. Antiviral activity was assessed by the ability of the extracts to inhibit the cytopathic effect (CPE) of rotavirus on the treated cells. RT-PCR was performed to confirm and/or confront antiviral assay data. The maximum non-toxic concentration ranged from 50 to 500 μg/mL. All extracts were toxic at a concentration of 5000 μg/mL but no extract showed cytotoxicity at 50 μg/mL. The species Byrsonima verbascifolia, Myracrodruon urundeuva, Eugenia dysenterica and Hymenaea courbaril exhibited the strongest in vitro activity against rotavirus. Their extracts prevented the formation of CPE, and RT-PCR analysis detected no amplification of genetic material from rotavirus. Tannins, flavonoids, saponins, coumarins and terpenes were the major classes of natural products found in the leaf extracts that showed antiviral activity. Among the species studied, Byrsonima verbascifolia, Eugenia dysenterica, Hymenaea courbaril and Myracrodruon urundeuva showed potential activity against rotavirus and are worthy of further study. The present study corroborates ethnopharmacological data as a valuable source in the selection of plants with antiviral activity and to some extent validates their traditional uses. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  3. Genera of diaporthalean coelomycetes associated with leaf spots of tree hosts.

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    Crous, P W; Summerell, B A; Alfenas, A C; Edwards, J; Pascoe, I G; Porter, I J; Groenewald, J Z

    2012-06-01

    Four different genera of diaporthalean coelomycetous fungi associated with leaf spots of tree hosts are morphologically treated and phylogenetically compared based on the DNA sequence data of the large subunit nuclear ribosomal DNA gene (LSU) and the internal transcribed spacers and 5.8S rRNA gene of the nrDNA operon. These include two new Australian genera, namely Auratiopycnidiella, proposed for a leaf spotting fungus occurring on Tristaniopsis laurina in New South Wales, and Disculoides, proposed for two species occurring on leaf spots of Eucalyptus leaves in Victoria. Two new species are described in Aurantiosacculus, a hitherto monotypic genus associated with leaf spots of Eucalyptus in Australia, namely A. acutatus on E. viminalis, and A. eucalyptorum on E. globulus, both occurring in Tasmania. Lastly, an epitype specimen is designated for Erythrogloeum hymenaeae, the type species of the genus Erythrogloeum, and causal agent of a prominent leaf spot disease on Hymenaea courbaril in South America. All four genera are shown to be allied to Diaporthales, although only Aurantiosacculus (Cryphonectriaceae) could be resolved to family level, the rest being incertae sedis.

  4. Factores geográficos en la epidemiología de la intoxicación por Karwinskia (tullidora en México Geographical factors in the epidemiology of intoxication by Karwinskia (tullidora in Mexico

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    María Eugenia Arreola Nava

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Las Parálisis Flácidas causadas por el consumo de los frutos de las plantas del género Karwinskia (tullidora han emergido como un problema de salud pública en ciertas regiones de México. El objeto de este trabajo fue investigar los factores geográficos asociados a esta patología, en 72 casos reportados en México de 1990 a 1994. La distribución geográfica de casos coincide con las 11 especies reportadas de Karwinskia en México. La mayoría se relacionaron con la K. humboldtiana y, en menor medida, con K. mollis, K. parvifolia, K. johnstonii y K. rzedowskii. La presencia de casos es mayor en regiones con climas secos (79,2%, vegetación de Matorrales Aridos (41,7% y altitudes menores de mil metros (54,1%. Se determinaron tres diferentes zonas de riesgo: la zona del río Balsas, la región norte del país, así como las zonas áridas y secas centrales de los estados de Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí y Querétaro. Las comunidades menores de 2.500 habitantes y con niveles de bienestar y de educación bajos son las más afectadasConsumption of fruits from the genus Karwinskia may cause a flaccid paralysis that can be confused with the Guillan-Barré syndrome or poliomyelitis. Paralysis resulting from consumption of such fruit has emerged as a public health problem in certain regions of Mexico. The purpose of this study was to investigate geographical factors associated with this intoxication in the 72 cases reported in Mexico from 1990 to 1994. Location of cases coincides with the distribution of the 11 reported species of Karwinskia in the country. The majority of reported cases were related to the consumption of K. humboldtiana, with a smaller number involving K. mollis, K. parvifolia, K. johnstonii, and K. rzedowskii. Most cases were located in regions with dry climates (79.2%, arid vegetation (41.7%, and altitudes under 1,000 meters above sea level (54.1%. The study establishes three different risk areas: the Balsas river region in

  5. Robust logistic regression to narrow down the winner's curse for rare and recessive susceptibility variants.

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    Kesselmeier, Miriam; Lorenzo Bermejo, Justo

    2017-11-01

    Logistic regression is the most common technique used for genetic case-control association studies. A disadvantage of standard maximum likelihood estimators of the genotype relative risk (GRR) is their strong dependence on outlier subjects, for example, patients diagnosed at unusually young age. Robust methods are available to constrain outlier influence, but they are scarcely used in genetic studies. This article provides a non-intimidating introduction to robust logistic regression, and investigates its benefits and limitations in genetic association studies. We applied the bounded Huber and extended the R package 'robustbase' with the re-descending Hampel functions to down-weight outlier influence. Computer simulations were carried out to assess the type I error rate, mean squared error (MSE) and statistical power according to major characteristics of the genetic study and investigated markers. Simulations were complemented with the analysis of real data. Both standard and robust estimation controlled type I error rates. Standard logistic regression showed the highest power but standard GRR estimates also showed the largest bias and MSE, in particular for associated rare and recessive variants. For illustration, a recessive variant with a true GRR=6.32 and a minor allele frequency=0.05 investigated in a 1000 case/1000 control study by standard logistic regression resulted in power=0.60 and MSE=16.5. The corresponding figures for Huber-based estimation were power=0.51 and MSE=0.53. Overall, Hampel- and Huber-based GRR estimates did not differ much. Robust logistic regression may represent a valuable alternative to standard maximum likelihood estimation when the focus lies on risk prediction rather than identification of susceptibility variants. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  6. Composição bromatológica e produtividade do capim-andropógon em diferentes idades de rebrota em sistema silvipastoril - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2. Bromatological composition and productivity of Andropogon grass at different ages of resprout in silvopastoral system - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2.4549

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a composição e produtividade do capim-andropógon (Andropogon gayanus Kunth. em diferentes idades de rebrota, associado às espécies arbóreas pau-d’arco (Tabebuia serratifolia e jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril no período chuvoso, em Teresina, Piauí. Adotou-se o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 x 2, com parcelas subdivididas, sendo as parcelas os ambientes (sombreamento com jatobá e pau-d’arco e área aberta e posições (nascente e poente, e as subparcelas as idades (35, 49 e 63 dias, com cinco repetições. Houve interação ambiente x idade para MS na planta, FDN e FDA na planta e nas folhas e NIDN nas folhas. A PB nas folhas à sombra foi superior (9,65 ± 0,94% em relação à área aberta (9,16 ± 1,41%. Houve efeito linear decrescente (p The study evaluated composition and productivity of Andropogon grass at different ages of resprout, associated with the species Tabebuia serratifolia and Hymenaea courbaril, during the rainy period, in Teresina, Piauí. A random blocks design was adopted, in a 3 x 2 factorial scheme, with subdivided parcels, being the parcels the environments (shading with Tabebuia serratifolia, Hymenaea courbaril and open area and position (rising and setting, and subparcels the ages (35, 49 and 63 days, with five repetitions. There was interaction between the environment and age for DM in the plant, NDF and ADF in the plant and leaves, and NDIN in leaves. The CP in leaves in the shade was higher (9.65 ± 0.94% compared to the open area (9.16 ± 1.41%. There was a linear effect (p Andropogon grass under T. serratifolia and H. courbaril, respectively. The culture of the grass in silvopastoral systems is viable, due to the stability in the composition of DM and ADF in the ratios of NDIN and ADIN in the plant and leaves, as well as for CP in plant and NDF in leaves, with higher CP levels in leaves of the grass. There was no difference in the levels of NDF in the grass in function of

  7. Composição bromatológica e produtividade do capim-andropógon em diferentes idades de rebrota em sistema silvipastoril = Bromatological composition and productivity of Andropogon grass at different ages of resprout in silvopastoral system

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    Marlúcia da Silva Bezerra Lacerda

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a composição e produtividade do capim-andropógon (Andropogon gayanus Kunth. em diferentes idades de rebrota, associado às espécies arbóreas pau-d’arco (Tabebuia serratifolia e jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril no período chuvoso, em Teresina, Piauí.Adotou-se o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 x 2, com parcelas subdivididas, sendo as parcelas os ambientes (sombreamento com jatobá e pau-d’arco e área aberta e posições (nascente e poente, e as subparcelas as idades (35, 49 e 63 dias, com cinco repetições. Houve interação ambiente x idade para MS na planta, FDN e FDA na planta e nas folhas e NIDN nas folhas. A PB nas folhas à sombra foi superior (9,65 ± 0,94% em relação à área aberta (9,16 ± 1,41%. Houve efeito linear decrescente (p The study evaluated composition and productivity of Andropogon grass at different ages of resprout, associated with the species Tabebuiaserratifolia and Hymenaea courbaril, during the rainy period, in Teresina, Piauí. A random blocks design was adopted, in a 3 x 2 factorial scheme, with subdivided parcels, being the parcels theenvironments (shading with Tabebuia serratifolia, Hymenaea courbaril and open area and position (rising and setting, and subparcels the ages (35, 49 and 63 days, with five repetitions. There wasinteraction between the environment and age for DM in the plant, NDF and ADF in the plant and leaves, and NDIN in leaves. The CP in leaves in the shade was higher (9.65 ± 0.94% compared to the open area (9.16 ± 1.41%. There was a linear effect (p < 0.01 of the age on CPin the plant and leaves. From days 47.7 and 48.8 there was a reduction in the leaf/steam ratio of Andropogon grass under T. serratifolia and H. courbaril, respectively. The culture of the grass in silvopastoral systems is viable, due to the stability in the composition of DM and ADF in the ratios of NDIN and ADIN in the plant and leaves, as well as for CP in plant and NDF in leaves, with

  8. Handbook for sound engineers

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    Ballou, Glen

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    Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio.With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers

  9. Improving learning competencies in the context of radical innovation: a team perspective

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    Brix, Jacob; Lauridsen, Ole

    2014-01-01

    This study widens the current state-of-the-art for improving teamwork in practice by enhancing personal and interpersonal learning competencies. The foundation for the study is obtained by conducting eight months of action research at five Lithuanian SMEs who followed Brix and Jakobsen’s (2013...... implications for organisations and teams in practice as well as they represent new insight to the innovation management literature and organisational science. Here, focus on improving organisational practice is starting to sprout and a scientific contribution is no longer the only imperative (Huber, 2011)....

  10. Negotiating succession in a family business - a role play

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    Pelzmann-Knafl, Sabine; Winkler, Ingo

    2017-01-01

    Negotiating succession is crucial for a family business. This role-play will enable students to simulate a family conference of the Mayer & Huber Ltd, a German-based but internationally operating producer of mechanical and electrical locking systems for the automotive industry. During....... The role-play offers you the possibility to flexibly address various succession-related aspects in family business. It requires a teacher, who is familiar with the family business literature and particularly the research of succession in family business. Furthermore, because role-plays have their own...... within a course on family business. In this case you should set aside about two hours....

  11. Notes on the Genus Brachystelma

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    Full Text Available The distribution and synonymy of  Brachystelma blepharanthera H. Huber.  B. circinatum E. Mey. and  B. dinteri Schltr. are discussed in the light of material recently available. New names include a new combination:  B. stenoplyllum (Schltr. R. A. Dyer  (Siphonoslelma stenophyllum Schltr. and three new species:  B. cupulatum R. A. Dyer from South West Africa,  B. tenue R. A. Dyer and  B. vahrmeijeri R. A. Dyer, both from Natal.

  12. Trauma. Die Spirale zwischenmenschlicher Gewalt aus feministisch-psychotherapeutischer Perspektive Trauma—The Spiral of Interpersonal Violence from a Feminist-Psychoanalytic Perspective

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    Christina Kleiser

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    Full Text Available Die Psychotherapeutin Michaela Huber hat auf knapp sechshundert Seiten ein gleichermaßen sensibles wie engagiertes „Standardwerk“ der Traumabehandlung geschrieben. Die Zuerkennung dieser Auszeichnung durch das Österreichische Netzwerk für Traumatherapie erfolgt zu Recht. Vom Standpunkt der so genannten empathischen Abstinenz aus vermittelt Huber auf anspruchsvolle, doch durchweg gut verständliche Weise, wie ein Trauma entsteht und wirkt, was man sich unter einer Traumabehandlung vorzustellen hat und worauf es ankommt, wenn die komplexe Dynamik zwischen Täter, Täterin, Opfern und Überlebenden zwischenmenschlicher Gewalt durchbrochen werden soll. Geschrieben hat sie für Betroffene und deren Angehörige, für Fachkolleginnen und -kollegen sowie für alle in irgendeiner Form an der Thematik Interessierten. All jenen, die sich etwa aus philosophischer, kultur-, literatur-, geschichtswissenschaftlicher und/oder geschlechtertheoretischer Perspektive mit dem Phänomen des Traumas beschäftigen, seien die in zwei Teilbänden versammelten Erfahrungen, Erkenntnisse und Ergebnisse der jüngsten Psychotraumatologie als Grundlagenlektüre nahe gelegt.The psychotherapist Michela Huber has written an almost 600 page “standard work” of trauma therapy that is as sensitive as it is engaged. The deserved distinction was awarded by the Austrian Network for Trauma Therapy. From the standpoint of so-called empathetic abstinence, Huber explains in a demanding yet understandable manner how trauma occurs and what its effects are, what one can expect of trauma therapy and what needs to take place if the complex dynamic of interpersonal violence between perpetrator, victim, and survivor is to be broken. She wrote for victims and their families, for colleagues, and for all those who are interested in the subject in any form. The two-volume collection of the experiences, incite, and results of the most recent psychotraumatology is a strongly recommended read

  13. Ecosystems and Climate Change. Research Priorities for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

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    2006-06-01

    and ozone interactions ( Percy et al. 2002); CO2, warming, N deposition, and water augmentation on productivity (Shaw et al. 2002); and diversity... Percy , K., C. Awmack, R. Lindroth, M. Kubiske, B. Kopper, J. Isebrands, K. Pregitzer, G. Hundrey, R. Dickson, D. Zak, E. Oksanen, J. Sober, R...Sala, O.E., F.S.Chapin III, J.J. Armesto, E. Berlow, J. Bloomfield, R. Dirzo, E. Huber-Sanwald, L.F. Huenneke, R.B. Jackson , A. Kinzig, R. Leemans

  14. Projection Pursuit Through ϕ-Divergence Minimisation

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    Full Text Available In his 1985 article (“Projection pursuit”, Huber demonstrates the interest of his method to estimate a density from a data set in a simple given case. He considers the factorization of density through a Gaussian component and some residual density. Huber’s work is based on maximizing Kullback–Leibler divergence. Our proposal leads to a new algorithm. Furthermore, we will also consider the case when the density to be factorized is estimated from an i.i.d. sample. We will then propose a test for the factorization of the estimated density. Applications include a new test of fit pertaining to the elliptical copulas.

  15. Efficient Variational Approaches for Deformable Registration of Images

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    Full Text Available Dirichlet, anisotropic, and Huber regularization terms are presented for efficient registration of deformable images. Image registration, an ill-posed optimization problem, is solved using a gradient-descent-based method and some fundamental theorems in calculus of variations. Euler-Lagrange equations with homogeneous Neumann boundary conditions are obtained. These equations are discretized by multigrid and finite difference numerical techniques. The method is applied to the registration of brain MR images of size 65×65. Computational results indicate that the presented method is quite fast and efficient in the registration of deformable medical images.

  16. Modelling Workload on the Bison C3I Command Post: Phase 1 - Task Analysis

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    MODELLING WORKLOAD ON THE BISON C3I COMMAND POST: PHASE I - TASK ANALYSIS     Project  Manager :  Kris Huber  Array Systems Computing...rencontrer l’équipage d’un Bison de type MCP qui venait de revenir d’un déploiement en Afghanistan. L’équipage a fourni des renseignements de valeur ...12 4.1.2.1 “Workspace Design Handbook for Standardized Command Posts” – US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

  17. Elastomeric Materials for Acoustical Applications

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    1989-09-15

    COMPONENT PUR Smoked Sheet i00.0 100 100 Huber N-560 40.0 6 65 Protox 166 5.3 5.0 5.0 Circo LP Oil 3.0 3.0 3.0 Octamine 2.0 2.0 2.0 Sulfur 1.5 1.5 1.5 Altax...Thermax N-990 20 Protox 166 5.5 Circo LP Oil 18.0 Octamine 2.0 Sulfur 1.5 Altax i.0 Stearic Acid 1.0 Unads 0.3 Total parts by weight = 150.3 STATIC

  18. Model and numerical analysis of mechanical phenomena of tools steel hardening

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    A. Bokota

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper the model hardening of tool steel takes into considerations of mechanical phenomena is presented. Fields stresses and strains are obtained from solutions by FEM equilibrium equations in rate form. The stresses generated during hardening were assumed to result from thermal load, structural deformation, and plastic deformation and transformation plasticity. Thermophysical values in the constitutive relations are depended upon both the temperature and the phase composition. Condition Huber-Misses with the isotropic strengthening for the creation of plastic strains is used. However model Leblond to determined transformations plasticity applied. The analysis of stresses associated of the elements hardening made of tool steel was done.

  19. Atomic Physics at Accelerators Laser Spectroscopy and Applications

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    2003-01-01

    From 19 to 24 September, 1999, the First European Conference Atomic physics at Accelerators: Laser Spectroscopy and Applications (APAC'99) was held at University of Mainz and Schloss Waldhausen (Budenheim, Germany) under the chairmanship of H. Backe and G. Huber. The idea of this up-to-date conference was associated with the 65th anniversary of Professor Ernst Otten (University of Mainz) who, together with H. Kluge, contributed much to the development of this work at CERN, University of Mainz, and Darmstadt. (17 refs).

  20. From Lessons Learned the Hard Way to Lessons Learned the Harder Way

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    Full Text Available My departure from traditional methods of teaching and assessment (i.e., lecture and close-ended exams was prompted years ago by a “gut feeling” that has morphed into an explicit examination of my teaching practice and students’ reactions to it. The scholarly approach and empirical evidence in “Teachers and Learning” (Hutchings, Huber & Ciccone, 2011, Chapter 2 provided me with the scientific and social support I needed to publically challenge existing norms regarding teaching practices, reevaluate my data collection efforts, and advocate for change based on best practices, not on tradition, both inside my classroom and beyond.

  1. Beam-quality measurements using a spatial light modulator

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    Full Text Available results are in excellent agreement. Deviations from the theoretical va- lues are ≤7% for the waist diameters and ≤5% regarding the M2. In conclusion we presented two approaches for fast and easy measurement of the beam propagation ratio M2 using digital.... Kolomenskii, G. G. Paulus, and H. A. Schuessler, Opt. Express 19, 14321 (2011). 5. B. Neubert, G. Huber, and W.-D. Scharfe, J. Phys. D 34, 2414 (2001). 6. G. Nemes and A. E. Siegman, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 2257 (1994). 7. R. W. Lambert, R. Cortés-Martínez, A...

  2. How to motivate laying hens to use the hen run?

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    In organic agriculture, hens are kept in free range systems. A free range is an enrichment for the hens and brings several advantages for them. Laying hens may show behavioural elements that are not possible in a poultry house. For instance, sunbathing behaviour is only shown in direct sunlight and not in artificial light (Huber, 1987). Hens spend 35.3-47.5% of their time with food searching (Fölsch and Vestergaard, 1981) and, in natural habitats, invertebrate food appears to be an importnat ...

  3. Bibliografía

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    Biografías de Francisco Pizarro BAUDIN, Louis, La Vie de François Pizarre, Paris, Gallimard, 1930. BUSTO DUTHURBURU, José Antonio del, Pizarro, Lima, Ed. Copé, 2 vol., 2001. CÚNEO VIDAL, Rómulo, Vida del conquistador del Perú don Francisco Pizarro y de sus hermanos, Barcelona, Maucci, 1925. DÍAZ-TRECHUELO LÓPEZ-SPÍNOLA, María Lourdes, Francisco Pizarro, el conquistador del fabuloso Perú, Madrid, Amaya, 1988. HUBER, Siegfried, Pizarre et ses frères conquérants de l’empire des Incas, Paris, Pyg...

  4. Editorial

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    Periodically, leading scholars in the organization sciences have paused to reflect on the status of organization and management theory (e.g., Perrow, 1973; Hambrick, 1993; Huber, 2010). Their overall conclusions have been strikingly similar: organization and management theories may matter a great...... deal to the scholars who produce them, but they matter very little to managers. As an applied discipline, the field of organization design offers a true opportunity to bridge the worlds of scholarly research and management practice. Problems of organization design exist at the nexus of theory......, public, and nonprofit sectors are ever more complex and challenging, for both researchers and managers....

  5. Solar Flare Studies

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    1982-03-20

    M., Huber, M. C. E. and Timothy, 1. G.: 1977;Appl. Optics 16, 837. Samain, 0., Bonnet , R.M., Gayr’t, R. and Lizambert, C.: 1975, Astron. Astrophys. 39...Simain, D.. Bonnet , R. M., Galet, R., and Lizanbert, G.: 1975,Astr. Atstlophys. 39, 71. Solar.Genphysical Data: 1971, No. 355 Part II. Wlhite, 0. k.: 1964...typically unity, within a factor of two. Acknowledgements We wish to thank those who contributed to the data reduction: Marc Allen and Dennis Ruff at

  6. Open Symposium : ESA-CERN Workshop on Fundamental Physics in Space and Related Topics, CERN, Geneva, 7 Apr 2000

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    Part 1 : Chairman R.M. Bonnet : Addresses by the Directors-General of CERN and ESA - Summary of the Cosmology session by L. Woltjer - Summary of the Gravitation I session by G. Schaefer - Summary of the Astroparticle Physics I session by V. Berezinsky - Summary of the Astroparticle Physics II session by A. De RújulaPart 2 : Chairman M. Jacob : Summary of the Instrumentation I session by M. Spiro - Summary of the Instrumentation II session by G.M. Viertel - Summary of the Gravitation II session by M. Huber - Testing General Relativity by N. Straumann

  7. Data Analysis What Can Be Learned From the Past 50 Years

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    2011-01-01

    This book explores the many provocative questions concerning the fundamentals of data analysis. It is based on the time-tested experience of one of the gurus of the subject matter. Why should one study data analysis? How should it be taught? What techniques work best, and for whom? How valid are the results? How much data should be tested? Which machine languages should be used, if used at all? Emphasis on apprenticeship (through hands-on case studies) and anecdotes (through real-life applications) are the tools that Peter J. Huber uses in this volume. Concern with specific statistical techniq

  8. New records of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae), wild hosts and parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in the Brazilian Amazon

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    Jesus, Cristiane R. de; Oliveira, Manoela N. de; Silva, Ricardo A. da [EMBRAPA Amapa, Macapa, AP (Brazil); Pereira, Julia D.B. [Universidade Federal do Amapa, Macapa, AP (Brazil); Souza Filho, Miguel F. [Instituto Biologico, Campinas, SP (Brazil); Costa Neto, Salustiano V. da [Instituto de Pesquisas Cientificas e Tecnologicas do Amapa, Macapa, AP (Brazil); Marinho, Claudia F.; Zucchi, Roberto A. [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agricola

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    Anastrepha anomala Stone was obtained from Parahancornia amapa (Huber) Ducke (Apocynaceae) fruits, and Anastrepha hastata Stone from Cheiloclinium cognatum (Miers.) (Hippocrateaceae) in the State of Amapa, Brazil. Two braconids, Doryctobracon sp. and Opius bellus Gahan, were reared from the latter fruit fl y species. This is the fi rst record of P. amapa as a fruit fl y host. C. cognatum is the fi rst host known to A. hastata. Both braconids are also the fi rst records of parasitoids for this species. (author)

  9. DTU candidate field models for IGRF-12 and the CHAOS-5 geomagnetic field model

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    Finlay, Chris; Olsen, Nils; Tøffner-Clausen, Lars

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    that Huber weighted rms model residuals to Swarm vector field data arelower than those to Ørsted and CHAMP vector data (when either one or two star cameras were operating). CHAOS-5shows three pulses of secular acceleration at the core surface over the past decade; the 2006 and 2009 pulses have previously...... been documented, but the 2013 pulse has only recently been identified. The spatial signature of the 2013pulse at the core surface, under the Atlantic sector where it is strongest, is well correlated with the 2006 pulse, but anti-correlated with the 2009 pulse....

  10. Chemoprevention of Ovarian Cancer

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    2006-10-01

    Cancer Res 1998;4:1345–55. [18] Kim Y-H, Dohi DF, Han G-R, Zou CP, Oridate N, Walsh GL, et al. Retinoid refractoriness occurs during lung...Localization and kinetics of reduced pyridine nucleotide in living cells by microfluorometry. J. Biol. Chem. 234, 3044–3050. 10. Huber, R., M. Buchner ...Um, S-J., Lee, S-Y., Kim, E-J., Han , H-S., Koh, Y-M., Hong, K-J., Sin, H-S., and Park, J-S. Anti-proliferative mechanism of retinoid de- rivatives in

  11. Especies maderables y no maderables con sustancias colorantes utilizadas para el teñido y pintado de telas en 19 comunidades indígenas de la región Ucayali, Perú

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    Luisa Riveros

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo de investigación se llevó a cabo en 19 comunidades indígenas de la etnia Shipibo-Conibo, en la Región Ucayali, con el objetivo de determinar que especies maderables y no  maderables son utilizadas, como materia prima para teñir o dibujar líneas en las telas, con el diseño característico de este grupo étnico.  La metodología utilizada fue descriptiva, con visitas a las diferentes comunidades indígenas, talleres participativos, conversaciones con los artesanos más experimentados y colecta botánica de las especies señaladas por ellos.  Se logró determinar que las especies con sustancias de coloración más utilizadas son Swietenia macrophylla (caoba, Trichilia maynasiana, Trichilia poeppigiana  (Meliaceae, Terminalia oblonga, Terminalia sp., Buchenavia parvifolia (Combretaceae, y Picramnia juniniana (Simaroubaceae. Las tonalidades que proporcionan son rojos, café oscuro, café claro y en el caso de Picramnia juniniana, lila. Los componentes químicos encontrados en las sustancias colorantes fueron taninos, flavonoides, lactonas y quinonas.

  12. Especies maderables y no maderables con sustancias colorantes utilizadas para el teñido y pintado de telas en 19 comunidades indígenas de la región Ucayali, Perú

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    Luisa Riveros

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo de investigación se llevó a cabo en 19 comunidades indígenas de la etnia Shipibo-Conibo, en la Región Ucayali, con el objetivo de determinar que especies maderables y no  maderables son utilizadas, como materia prima para teñir o dibujar líneas en las telas, con el diseño característico de este grupo étnico.  La metodología utilizada fue descriptiva, con visitas a las diferentes comunidades indígenas, talleres participativos, conversaciones con los artesanos más experimentados y colecta botánica de las especies señaladas por ellos.  Se logró determinar que las especies con sustancias de coloración más utilizadas son Swietenia macrophylla (caoba, Trichilia maynasiana, Trichilia poeppigiana  (Meliaceae, Terminalia oblonga, Terminalia sp., Buchenavia parvifolia (Combretaceae, y Picramnia juniniana (Simaroubaceae. Las tonalidades que proporcionan son rojos, café oscuro, café claro y en el caso de Picramnia juniniana, lila. Los componentes químicos encontrados en las sustancias colorantes fueron taninos, flavonoides, lactonas y quinonas.

  13. Botanical pharmacognosy of stem of Gmelina asiatica Linn.

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    Kannan, R; Prasant, K; Babu, U V

    2012-04-01

    Gmelina asiatica Linn (G. parvifolia Roxb.) is a large shrub or a small tree. Roots and aerial parts are used in Ayurvedic medicine and also have ethno-medical uses. Root is reported as adulterant to G. arborea roxb roots. Pharmacognostical characters of root were reported. Owing to the shortage of genuine drug and ever-increasing demands in market, it becomes necessary to search an alternative with equal efficacy without compromising the therapeutic value. Nowadays, it becomes a common practice of using stem. In case of roots phytochemical and pharmacological analysis of stem was reported. However, there is no report on the pharmacognostical characters of stem and to differentiate it from roots. The present report describes the botanical pharmacognostical characters of stem and a note to differentiate it from root. Hollow pith, faint annual rings in cut ends, alternatively arranged macrosclereids and bundle cap fibers, and presence of abundant starch grains and calcium oxalates in pith and in ray cells are the diagnostic microscopic characters of stem. Stem pieces can be differentiated from roots by absence of tylosis.

  14. Diet of the Four-horned Antelope Tetracerus quadricornis (De Blainville, 1816 in the Churia Hills of Nepal

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    Amar Kunwar

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The food composition of the Four-horned Antelope Tetracerus quadricornis was studied in the Churia Hills of Nepal during summer, monsoon and the winter seasons of 2012–2013.  Microhistological technique was used to determine the diet.  The Four-horned Antelope was found to be a mixed feeder feeding on trees, shrubs, forbs, grasses and climbers.  Trees and shrubs contribute the major percentage of diet in all the three seasons.  The Gramineae family is consumed in highest proportion.  Mitragyna parvifolia, Bridelia retusa, Bambusa vulgaris, Hymenodictyon sp. and Ziziphus mauritiana are major tree species while Barleria cristata, Pogostemon benghalensis, Achyranthes sp., Clerodendrum viscosum are among shrubs.  Ageratum conyzoides and Blumea virens are the main forbs Eulaliopsis binata and Imperata cylindrica are the principal grass species.  Climber Trachelospermum lucidum is consumed in a small proportion.  Grasses in monsoon were consumed distinctly at a higher percentage than during the other two seasons.  The Four-horned Antelopes are concentrated feeders and browsers with a generalized feeding strategy. Similar studies need to be conducted in other landscapes and with sympatric and potential competitor species to understand its niche overlaps and degree of competition. 

  15. Factores geográficos en la epidemiología de la intoxicación por Karwinskia (tullidora en México

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    María Eugenia Arreola Nava

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Las Parálisis Flácidas causadas por el consumo de los frutos de las plantas del género Karwinskia (tullidora han emergido como un problema de salud pública en ciertas regiones de México. El objeto de este trabajo fue investigar los factores geográficos asociados a esta patología, en 72 casos reportados en México de 1990 a 1994. La distribución geográfica de casos coincide con las 11 especies reportadas de Karwinskia en México. La mayoría se relacionaron con la K. humboldtiana y, en menor medida, con K. mollis, K. parvifolia, K. johnstonii y K. rzedowskii. La presencia de casos es mayor en regiones con climas secos (79,2%, vegetación de Matorrales Aridos (41,7% y altitudes menores de mil metros (54,1%. Se determinaron tres diferentes zonas de riesgo: la zona del río Balsas, la región norte del país, así como las zonas áridas y secas centrales de los estados de Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí y Querétaro. Las comunidades menores de 2.500 habitantes y con niveles de bienestar y de educación bajos son las más afectadas

  16. Seasonal variation of bacterial endophytes in urban trees

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    Shu Yi eShen

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    Full Text Available Bacterial endophytes, non-pathogenic bacteria residing within plants, contribute to the growth and development of plants and their ability to adapt to adverse conditions. In order to fully exploit the capabilities of these bacteria, it is necessary to understand the extent to which endophytic communities vary between species and over time. The endophytes of Acer negundo, Ulmus pumila and Ulmus parvifolia were sampled over three seasons and analyzed using culture dependent and independent methods (culture on two media, terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism, and tagged pyrosequencing of 16S ribosomal amplicons. The majority of culturable endophytes isolated were Actinobacteria, and all the samples harbored Bacillus, Curtobacterium, Frigoribacterium, Methylobacterium, Paenibacilllus and Sphingomonas species. Regardless of culture medium used, only the culturable communities obtained in the winter for A. negundo could be distinguished from those of Ulmus spp.. In contrast, the nonculturable communities were dominated by Proteobacteria and Actinobacteria, particularly Erwinia, Ralstonia and Sanguibacter spp.. The presence and abundance of various bacterial classes and phyla changed with the changing seasons. Multivariate analysis on the culture independent data revealed significant community differences between the endophytic communities of A. negundo and Ulmus spp., but overall season was the main determinant of endophytic community structure. This study suggests investigations of the studies ofendophytic populations of urban trees should expect to find significant seasonal and species-specific community differences and sampling should proceed accordingly.

  17. Caracterización química de los extractos colorantes de siete especies forestales y del fijador natural, utilizado en 19 comunidades indígenas de Ucayali, Perú

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    Luisa Riveros

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    Full Text Available Se realizó la caracterización química de las sustancias colorantes provenientes de las 07 especies y del fijador natural identificadas en la primera parte de la investigación, y que son utilizados como materia prima para el teñido de telas y artesanías por 19 comunidades indígenas de la Región Ucayali. Estas especies son: Trichilia maynasiana, Trichilia poeppigiana, Swietenia macrophylla, Buchenavia parvifolia, Terminalia oblonga,  Terminalia sp., y Picramnia juniniana. Los tintes y cortezas de estas especies sometidas a un tamizaje fitoquímico presentaron mayormente taninos, lactonas y flavonoides, en diferentes concentraciones, como principales metabolitos, mientras que la especie Picramia juniniana “ami”, de coloración lila, presento básicamente quinonas. En la arcilla empleada como fijador, denominada greda, barro especial o “mano”, se encontraron 32 elementos químicos con predominancia de silicio y aluminio con un pH ácido, mientras que el fijador reacciona con el tinte formando complejos denominados quelatos los cuales fijan el color sobre las fibras naturales.

  18. Glaucasides A-C, three saikosaponins from Atriplex glauca L. var. ifiniensis (Caball) Maire.

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    Jabrane, Aymen; Ben Jannet, Hichem; Miyamoto, Tomofumi; Tanaka, Chiaki; Mirjolet, Jean-François; Duchamp, Olivier; Harzallah-Skhiri, Féthia; Lacaille-Dubois, Marie-Aleth

    2011-02-01

    From the roots of Atriplex glauca L. var. ifiniensis (Caball) Maire (syn. of Atriplex parvifolia Lowe var. genuina Maire), three new saikosaponins designated as glaucasides A-C (1-3) were isolated together with the known 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-galactopyranosyl-saikogenin F (4). The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by extensive analysis of one-dimensional and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy, FABMS, HR-ESIMS and chemical evidence as 13β,28-epoxy-16β,21β-dihydroxyolean-11-en-3β-yl O-β-D-[2-O-sulfate]-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L-arabinopyranoside (1), 13β,28-epoxy-16β,21β-dihydroxyolean-11-en-3β-yl O-β-D-[2-O-sulfate]-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L-arabinopyranosyl 21-O-{4-(secbutylamido)-butanoyl ester} (2) and 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-galactopyranosyl saikogenin G (3). The cytotoxic activities of these compounds were evaluated against the HT-29 and HCT 116 human colon cancer cell lines. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  19. El género Conceveiba (Euphorbiaceae en Colombia

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    Murillo Aldana José Carmelo

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available A synopsis and key 01 the 6 species of Conceveiba known from Colombia are presented. Gavarretia is included in Conceveiba based on revision of species of both the genera. The combination Conceveiba terminalis (Baill. Müll-Arg. is made and description of Conceveiba pleiostemona is completed.Se presenta una sinopsis con una clave para las 6 especies de Conceveiba conocidas en Colombia. Se incluye a Gavarretia bajo Conceveiba con base en la revisión de las especies de estos géneros y a los caracteres intermedios observados en Concevelba parvifolia, además, se revalida la combinación Conceveiba terminalls (Baill. Müll-Arg. y se amplia la descripción de Conceveiba pleiostemona. Para las demás especies registradas se dan sus características diagnósticas y una anotación de su distribución.

  20. Exposure experiments of trees to sulfur dioxide gas. Part I

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    1974-12-01

    The effects of gaseous sulfur dioxide on trees were studied. Twenty species of plant seedlings (70 cm in height) including Cedrus deodara, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, Ginkgo biloba, Celmus parvifolia var. albo-marginata, Pinus thumbergii, P. densiflora, Cryptomeria japonica, and Quercus myrsinaefolia, were exposed in a room to gaseous sulfur dioxide at 0.8 ppm for 7.5 hr/day (from 9 am to 4:30 pm) for 24 days at a temperature of 20-35 deg C and RH of 55-75%. Visible damage to plants was lighter in C.j. and Chamae cyparis obtusa, more severe in P.t., G.b., and C.d. The damage appeared earlier in G.b., Cinnamomum camphona, and Ilex rotunda, and the change of early symptoms was smaller in P.t., C.j., and C.o. The leaves of the 4-5th positions from the sprout were apt to be damaged. Although the sulfur content of exposed leaves increased markedly, that in other parts did not increase. Because of the high concentration of the gas and the short period of exposure, the absorption of sulfur into leaves should have differed from the situation in fields where longer exposure to lower concentrations of the gas would be expected. 6 references.

  1. ANÁLISIS DEL CONTENIDO NUTRICIONAL DE PLANTAS CONSUMIDAS POR CAPRINOS EN UNA LOCALIDAD DE LA CAÑADA, OAXACA

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    Anna R. Landa-Becerra

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    Full Text Available Se reportan los resultados del contenido nutricional de algunas plantas consumidas por caprinos (Capra hircus en la localidad de San Gabriel Casa Blanca en la región de la Cañada dentro de la Reserva de Biosfera Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. En noviembre de 2012 (época de lluvias y en mayo de 2013 (época de seca se colectaron 16 especies de plantas consumidas frecuentemente por los caprinos. Los parámetros determinados fueron: contenido de proteína cruda, materia seca, cenizas, grasa cruda, fibra cruda, fibra detergente neutra, fibra detergente ácido, calcio, fósforo, digestibilidad in vitro de la materia seca y energía metabolizable. Los resultados se compararon por análisis multivariado. De las especies analizadas en época de lluvias Ceiba parvifolia, Waltheria indica, Prosopis leavigata, Solanum sp. y Sanvitalia procumbens aportaron mayor cantidad de proteína cruda, fibra detergente ácida, extracto libre de nitrógeno, fósforo y grasa cruda; mientras que de las colectadas en la época de secas Acacia farnesiana, Prosopis leavigata y Ziziphus pedunculata fueron fuente importante de proteína cruda, energía metabolizable y digestibilidad in vitro de la materia seca. Estos resultados pueden tener implicaciones para el manejo del alimento de los caprinos en la región de estudio.

  2. Caracterización química de los extractos colorantes de siete especies forestales y del fijador natural, utilizado en 19 comunidades indígenas de Ucayali, Perú

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    Luisa Riveros

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó la caracterización química de las sustancias colorantes provenientes de las 07 especies y del fijador natural identificadas en la primera parte de la investigación, y que son utilizados como materia prima para el teñido de telas y artesanías por 19 comunidades indígenas de la Región Ucayali. Estas especies son: Trichilia maynasiana, Trichilia poeppigiana, Swietenia macrophylla, Buchenavia parvifolia, Terminalia oblonga,  Terminalia sp., y Picramnia juniniana. Los tintes y cortezas de estas especies sometidas a un tamizaje fitoquímico presentaron mayormente taninos, lactonas y flavonoides, en diferentes concentraciones, como principales metabolitos, mientras que la especie Picramia juniniana “ami”, de coloración lila, presento básicamente quinonas. En la arcilla empleada como fijador, denominada greda, barro especial o “mano”, se encontraron 32 elementos químicos con predominancia de silicio y aluminio con un pH ácido, mientras que el fijador reacciona con el tinte formando complejos denominados quelatos los cuales fijan el color sobre las fibras naturales.

  3. Transient and quasi-permanent networks in xyloglucan solutions.

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    de Freitas, Rilton Alves; Spier, Vivian C; Sierakowski, Maria Rita; Nicolai, Taco; Benyahia, Lazhar; Chassenieux, Christophe

    2015-09-20

    Viscoelastic properties of aqueous solutions of xyloglucan extracted from Hymenaea courbaril seeds (Jatobá gum) were investigated by rheology over a wide range of concentrations and temperatures. The polymer was characterized in dilute solutions by light scattering measurements and size exclusion chromatography. Xyloglucan formed, in semi-dilute solutions (C 0.3 wt%), a transient network with cross-links characterized by a broad distribution of lifetimes, independent of the temperature and concentration. Progressively, at higher temperatures (>60°C), a second much weaker quasi-permanent network was formed and attributed to the exchange of intra- to inter-chain bonds. The stiffness of the second network increased with decreasing temperature, but it could be easily broken by applying a relatively weak shear stress and is readily reversible on re-heating, and partially reversible on resting at 20°C. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Rheological characterization of O/W emulsions incorporated with neutral and charged polysaccharides.

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    Vianna-Filho, Ricardo Padilha; Petkowicz, Carmen Lúcia Oliveira; Silveira, Joana Léa Meira

    2013-03-01

    The effects of polysaccharides, including xyloglucan from Hymenaea courbaril (XG), galactomannans from Schizolobium parahybae (GMSP) and Mimosa scabrella (GMMS), xanthan gum (XT), sodium hyaluronate (HNa) and Fucogel(®) (FG), on the rheological behavior of cosmetic emulsions were evaluated. These incorporations gave rise to six emulsified systems, denoted XGE, GMSPE, GMMSE, XTE, HNaE and FGE, respectively. The emulsion consistency was found to follow the trend GMSPE>XGE>HNaE>FGE>XTE>GMMSE. In general, the addition of polysaccharides increased the viscoelastic properties of the emulsions and decreased the creep compliance. The neutral polysaccharides (GMSPE, GMMSE) led to better stability of the emulsions after storing for 20 days relative to charged polymers. It was found that polysaccharides XG, GMSP and GMMS, which come from the seeds of native Brazilian plant species, might be used to modify the flow properties and stabilities of oil-water emulsions. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. In vitro antiplasmodial investigation of medicinal plants from El Salvador.

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    Köhler, Inga; Jenett-Siems, Kristina; Siems, Karsten; Hernández, Marco Antonio; Ibarra, Ricardo A; Berendsohn, Walter G; Bienzle, Ulrich; Eich, Eckart

    2002-01-01

    In vitro antiplasmodial activities of extracts from Albizia saman, Fabaceae, Calea tenuifolia (C. zacatechichi), Asteraceae, Hymenaea courbaril, Fabaceae, Jatropha curcas, Euphorbiaceae, Momordica charantia, Cucurbitaceae, and Moringa oleifera, Moringaceae were evaluated. From the lipophilic extract of C tenuifolia five active flavones were obtained. 4',5-Dihydroxy-7-methoxyflavone [genkwanin] and 5-hydroxy-4',7-dimethoxyflavone [apigenin 4',7-dimethylether] exhibited the strongest antiplasmodial activity against a chloroquine-sensitive strain (poW) and a chloroquine-resistant strain (Dd2) of Plasmodium falciparum [IC50 values: 17.1-28.5 microM). Furthermore octadeca-9,12-dienoic acid [linoleic acid] [IC50] values of 21.8 microM (poW) and 31.1 microM (Dd2)] and octadeca-9,12,15-trienoic acid (alpha-linolenic acid) were isolated.

  6. Time-dependent viscometry study of endoglucanase action on xyloglucan: A real-time approach.

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    Spier, Vivian Cristina; Sierakowski, Maria Rita; Ibrahim, Amid Tony; Scholze Baum, Jéssica C; Silveira, Joana Lea M; de Freitas, Rilton Alves

    2015-11-01

    Hydrolysis of xyloglucan from Tamarindus indica and Hymenaea courbaril seeds with endoglucanase (EGII), which randomly breaks the (1→4)-linked β-glycosidic bonds of the polymer chain, was monitored in real time using time-dependent viscometry analysis (TDV). For both samples there was a decrease in the intrinsic viscosity ([η]), viscosity average molar mass (Mv), radius de gyration (Rg) and persistence length (Lp) immediately after the addition of the enzyme. It was observed the formation of oligosaccharides and oligomers composed of ∼2 units, up to 140min. Galactose-containing side chains two positions away from the non-substituted glucose, modulated the action of EGII, and the complete hydrolysis of the XG oligomers occurred after 24h. The results demonstrate for the first time the real-time degradation of xyloglucan as well the macromolecular and oligosaccharide composition during the EGII hydrolysis process. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. An Ecological Comparison of Floristic Composition in Seasonal Semideciduous Forest in Southeast Brazil: Implications for Conservation

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    Sérgio de Faria Lopes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We examined floristic patterns of ten seasonal semideciduous forest sites in southeastern Brazil and conducted a central sampling of one hectare for each site, where we took samples and identified all individual living trees with DBH (diameter at breast height, 1.30 m ≥4.8 cm. Arboreal flora totaled 242 species, 163 genera, and 58 families. Fabaceae (38 species and Myrtaceae (20 species were families with the largest number of species. Only Copaifera langsdorffii and Hymenaea courbaril occurred at all sites. Multivariate analysis (detrended correspondence analysis and cluster analysis using two-way indicator species analysis (TWINSPAN indicated the formation of a group containing seven fragments in which Siparuna guianensis was the indicator species. This analysis revealed that similarities between studied fragments were due mainly to the successional stage of the community.

  8. Resprouting from roots in four Brazilian tree species

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    Adriana Hissae Hayashi

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Previous studies pointed out that species richness and high density values within the Leguminosae in Brazilian forest fragments affected by fire could be due, at least partially, to the high incidence of root sprouting in this family. However, there are few studies of the factors that induce root sprouting in woody plants after disturbance. We investigated the bud formation on root cuttings, and considered a man-made disturbance that isolates the root from the shoot apical dominance of three Leguminosae (Bauhinia forficata Link., Centrolobium tomentosum Guill. ex Benth, and Inga laurina (Sw. Willd and one Rutaceae (Esenbeckia febrifuga (St. Hil. Juss. ex Mart.. All these species resprout frequently after fire. We also attempted to induce bud formation on root systems by removing the main trunk, girdling or sectioning the shallow lateral roots from forest tree species Esenbeckia febrifuga and Hymenaea courbaril L. We identified the origin of shoot primordia and their early development by fixing the samples in Karnovsky solution, dehydrating in ethyl alcohol series and embedding in plastic resin. Serial sections were cut on a rotary microtome and stained with toluidine blue O. Permanent slides were mounted in synthetic resin. We observed different modes of bud origin on root cuttings: close to the vascular cambium (C. tomentosum, from the callus (B. forficata and E. febrifuga and from the phloematic parenchyma proliferation (I. laurina. Fragments of B. forficata root bark were also capable of forming reparative buds from healing phellogen formed in callus in the bark’s inner side. In the attempt of bud induction on root systems, Hymenaea courbaril did not respond to any of the induction tests, probably because of plant age. However, Esenbeckia febrifuga roots formed suckers when the main trunk was removed or their roots were sectioned and isolated from the original plant. We experimentally demonstrated the ability of four tree species to

  9. Examination of amber and related materials by NMR spectroscopy.

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    Lambert, Joseph B; Santiago-Blay, Jorge A; Wu, Yuyang; Levy, Allison J

    2015-01-01

    Examination of the solid-state (13)C and solution (1)H NMR spectra of fossilized resins (ambers) has generated five groupings of materials based on spectral characteristics. The worldwide Group A is associated with the botanical family of the Araucariaceae. The worldwide Group B is associated with the Dipterocarpaceae. Baltic amber or succinite (Group C) is related to Group A but with a disputed conifer source. Amber from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa is associated with the Fabaceae, the genus Hymenaea in particular. The minor Group E contains the rare fossil polystyrene. The spectra of jet indicate that it is a coal-like material with a rank between lignite and sub-bituminous coal. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  10. Quesnoin, a novel pentacyclic ent-diterpene from 55 million years Old Oise Amber.

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    Jossang, Jean; Bel-Kassaoui, Hakima; Jossang, Akino; Seuleiman, Mannan; Nel, André

    2008-01-18

    Amber, fossilized tree resin, found at the Oise River area of the Paris basin (France) was dated as being 55 million years old. Quesnoin, a novel unique pure organic compound, was isolated from Oise amber. 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopic analysis indicated an unknown diterpene skeleton, quesnane. The absolute configurations of the eight chiral centers of quesnoin were determined to be 4S, 5S, 8R, 9S, 10S, 13S, 14R, and 16S by chiral auxiliary (R)- and (S)-phenylglycine methyl ester derivatization. Quesnoin allowed us to disclose the tree producer, corresponding to modern Hymenaea oblongifolia, Fabaceae, a subfamily of Caesalpiniaceae, one of the oldest angiosperm. The presence of the Amazon rainforest tree, H. oblongifolia, indicated that the climate of the Paris basin might have been tropical in the early Eocene period, 55 million years ago.

  11. Woods with physical, mechanical and acoustic properties similar to those of Caesalpinia echinata have high potential as alternative woods for bow makers

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    Eduardo Luiz Longui

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available For nearly two hundred years, Caesalpinia echinata wood has been the standard for modern bows. However, the threat of extinction and the enforcement of trade bans have required bow makers to seek alternative woods. The hypothesis tested was that woods with physical, mechanical and acoustic properties similar to those of C. echinata would have high potential as alternative woods for bows. Accordingly, were investigated Handroanthus spp., Mezilaurus itauba, Hymenaea spp., Dipteryx spp., Diplotropis spp. and Astronium lecointei. Handroanthus and Diplotropis have the greatest number of similarities with C. echinata, but only Handroanthus spp. showed significant results in actual bow manufacture, suggesting the importance of such key properties as specific gravity, speed of sound propagation and modulus of elasticity. In practice, Handroanthus and Dipteryx produced bows of quality similar to that of C. echinata.

  12. Influência do sombreamento no crescimento de mudas de três espécies amazônicas

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    Campos Moacir Alberto Assis

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho de mudas de caroba (Jacaranda copaia (Aubl. D. Don., jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. e pau-de-balsa (Ochroma lagopus (Cav. ex. Lam. Urban sob diferentes níveis de sombreamento, em viveiro. O experimento foi realizado na Estação Experimental de Silvicultura Tropical (EEST do Inpa, em Manaus, AM. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, com cinco tratamentos: dois tratamentos com 50% de sombra durante 15 e 30 dias, respectivamente, e o restante do período a pleno sol (0%, e três tratamentos com sombreamento a 30, 50 e 70%, respectivamente, obtido com o uso de telas de polipropileno, de cor preta. Foram avaliados o diâmetro do colo, a altura total da parte aérea das mudas, o comprimento das raízes, a massa de matéria seca de raízes, caule e folhas, a área foliar e as relações altura/diâmetro do colo e parte aérea/sistema radicular. Hymenaea courbaril teve seu crescimento prejudicado quando cultivada sob 70% de sombra. As mudas de Ochroma lagopus e Jacaranda copaia apresentaram maior crescimento sob sombra, porém a qualidade das mudas foi prejudicada. Na tomada de decisão sobre qual sombreamento a ser usado, devem ser considerados, principalmente, os parâmetros que refletem um crescimento equilibrado da muda como um todo e um bom desenvolvimento radicular.

  13. Biochemical characterization of selected plant species from Brazilian Savannas

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    Samantha Salomão Caramori

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to analyze and quantify the presence of antinutritional compounds such as lectins and trypsin-like inhibitors, polyphenols and tannins, and enzymatic activity of peroxidases and proteases in the seeds of Annona crassiflora Mart. (araticum, Hymenaea courbaril L. var. courbaril (jatobá, Plathymenia reticulata Benth. (vinhático, Zanthoxylum rhoifolium Lam. (maminha de porca, Apeiba tibourbou Aubl. (pau jangada, Salacia crassiflora Mart G. Don. (bacupari, and Sclerolobium paniculatum Vog. (carvoeiro. The results suggested that these plants could be used as new source of food.O Cerrado é constituído por inúmeras espécies vegetais com potencial econômico, as quais são utilizadas para os mais variados fins, como medicinal e nutricional. O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar e quantificar a presença de atividade enzimática de peroxidases e proteases e fatores antinutricionais, como lectinas e inibidores de proteases, além de polifenóis e taninos em algumas espécies nativas do Cerrado. O material vegetal utilizado foram sementes de Annona crassiflora Mart. (araticum, Hymenaea courbaril L. var. courbaril (jatobá, Plathymenia reticulata Benth. (vinhático, Zanthoxylum rhoifolium Lam. (maminha de porca, Apeiba tibourbou Aubl. (pau jangada, Salacia crassiflora (Mart. G. Don. (bacupari e Sclerolobium paniculatum Vog. (carvoeiro, coletadas na cidade de Goiânia e municípios de Jataí e Caldas Novas, estado de Goiás. O uso potencial destas plantas e suas enzimas na indústria de alimentos, poderia resultar em aplicações ao aparecimento de novos produtos a partir das matérias-primas tradicionais, além do uso de novas fontes de alimentos.

  14. Interferência da disponibilidade de luz na resposta à adubação de plantios de enriquecimento com leguminosas arbóreas Interference of light availability on response to fertilization of enrichment plantings with leguminous trees

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    Marco Aurélio de Carvalho Silva

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a interferência da disponibilidade de luz na resposta à adubação de plantios de enriquecimento da capoeira com leguminosas arbóreas. As espécies Hymenaea courbaril, Stryphnodendron guianense, Parkia platycephala e Stryphnodendron microstachyum foram plantadas em capoeira, sob três tratamentos de fertilização: adubação orgânica, adubação orgânica acrescida de mineral e ausência de adubação. A disponibilidade de luz condicionou a resposta de P. platycephala e H. courbaril à fertilização. A aleatorização não foi suficiente para garantir condições semelhantes de luz nos plantios de enriquecimento. A variação na quantidade de luz incidente no sub‑bosque compromete a correta avaliação dos tratamentos de fertilização.The objective of this work was to evaluate the interference of light availability on response to fertilization of enrichment plantings of secondary growth forest with leguminous trees. The species Hymenaea courbaril, Stryphnodendron guianense, Parkia platycephala, and Stryphnodendron microstachyum were planted in a secondary growth forest under three fertilization treatments: organic fertilization, organic fertilization plus mineral fertilization, and absence of fertilization. Light availability modulated the response of P. platycephala and H. courbaril to fertilization treatments. Randomization was not sufficient to ensure similar light conditions in the enrichment plantings. Variation in the amount of incident light compromises the sound evaluation of fertilization treatments.

  15. Resprouting from roots in four Brazilian tree species.

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    Hayashi, Adriana Hissae; Appezzato-da-Glória, Beatriz

    2009-09-01

    Previous studies pointed out that species richness and high density values within the Leguminosae in Brazilian forest fragments affected by fire could be due, at least partially, to the high incidence of root sprouting in this family. However, there are few studies of the factors that induce root sprouting in woody plants after disturbance. We investigated the bud formation on root cuttings, and considered a man-made disturbance that isolates the root from the shoot apical dominance of three Leguminosae (Bauhinia forficata Link., Centrolobium tomentosum Guill. ex Benth, and Inga laurina (Sw.) Willd) and one Rutaceae (Esenbeckia febrifuga (St. Hil.) Juss. ex Mart.). All these species resprout frequently after fire. We also attempted to induce bud formation on root systems by removing the main trunk, girdling or sectioning the shallow lateral roots from forest tree species Esenbeckia febrifuga and Hymenaea courbaril L. We identified the origin of shoot primordia and their early development by fixing the samples in Karnovsky solution, dehydrating in ethyl alcohol series and embedding in plastic resin. Serial sections were cut on a rotary microtome and stained with toluidine blue O. Permanent slides were mounted in synthetic resin. We observed different modes of bud origin on root cuttings: close to the vascular cambium (C. tomentosum), from the callus (B. forficata and E. febrifuga) and from the phloematic parenchyma proliferation (I. laurina). Fragments of B. forficata root bark were also capable of forming reparative buds from healing phellogen formed in callus in the bark's inner side. In the attempt of bud induction on root systems, Hymenaea courbaril did not respond to any of the induction tests, probably because of plant age. However, Esenbeckia febrifuga roots formed suckers when the main trunk was removed or their roots were sectioned and isolated from the original plant. We experimentally demonstrated the ability of four tree species to resprout from roots

  16. How Continental Bank outsourced its "crown jewels.".

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    Huber, R L

    1993-01-01

    No industry relies more on information than banking does, yet Continental, one of America's largest banks, outsources its information technology. Why? Because that's the best way to service the customers that form the core of the bank's business, says vice chairman Dick Huber. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Continental participated heavily with Penn Square Bank in energy investments. When falling energy prices burst Penn Square's bubble in 1982, Continental was stuck with more than $1 billion in bad loans. Eight years later when Dick Huber came on board, Continental was working hard to restore its once solid reputation. Executives had made many tough decisions already, altering the bank's focus from retail to business banking and laying off thousands of employees. Yet management still needed to cut costs and improve services to stay afloat. Regulators, investors, and analysts were watching every step. Continental executives, eager to focus on the bank's core mission of serving business customers, decided to outsource one after another in-house service--from cafeteria services to information technology. While conventional wisdom holds that banks must retain complete internal control of IT, Continental bucked this argument when it entered into a ten-year, multimillion-dollar contract with Integrated Systems Solutions Corporation. Continental is already reaping benefits from outsourcing IT. Most important, Continental staffers today focus on their true core competencies: intimate knowledge of customers' needs and relationships with customers.

  17. Duane retraction syndrome: causes, effects and management strategies

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    Full Text Available Ramesh Kekunnaya, Mithila Negalur Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Services, Child Sight Institute, Jasti V Ramannama Children’s Eye Care Center, KAR Campus, Hyderabad, India Abstract: Duane retraction syndrome (DRS is a congenital eye movement anomaly characterized by variable horizontal duction deficits, with narrowing of the palpebral fissure and globe retraction on attempted adduction, occasionally accompanied by upshoot or downshoot. The etiopathogenesis of this condition can be explained by a spectrum of mechanical, innervational, neurologic and genetic abnormalities occurring independently or which influence each other giving rise to patterns of clinical presentations along with a complex set of ocular and systemic anomalies. Huber type I DRS is the most common form of DRS with an earlier presentation, while Huber type II is the least common presentation. Usually, patients with unilateral type I Duane syndrome have esotropia more frequently than exotropia, those with type II have exotropia and those with type III have esotropia and exotropia occurring equally common. Cases of bilateral DRS may have variable presentation depending upon the type of presentation in each eye. As regards its management, DRS classification based on primary position deviation as esotropic, exotropic or orthotropic is more relevant than Huber’s classification before planning surgery. Surgical approach to these patients is challenging and must be individualized based on the amount of ocular deviation, abnormal head position, associated globe retraction and overshoots. Keywords: Duane syndrome, strabismus surgery, esotropia, overshoots

  18. Algorithm and program for precise determination of unit-cell parameters of single crystal taking into account the sample eccentricity

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    Dudka, A. P.; Smirnova, E. S.; Verin, I. A.; Bolotina, N. B.

    2017-07-01

    A technique has been developed to refine the unit-cell parameters of single crystals with minimization of the influence of instrumental errors on the result. The corresponding computational procedure HuberUB is added to the software package of Huber-5042 diffractometer with a point detector and closedcycle helium cryostat Displex DE-202. The parameters of unit cell, its orientation, the goniometer zero angles, the sample eccentricity, the distances in the goniometer, and the radiation wavelength were refined by the nonlinear least-squares method, which allows imposition of constraints on the unit-cell parameters, depending on the crystal symmetry. The technique is approved on a LuB12 single crystal. The unit-cell parameters are determined in a temperature range of 20-295 K, with an absolute error not larger than 0.0004 Å (the relative error is of 5 × 10-5). The estimates of the unit-cell parameters obtained by the proposed method are evidenced to be unbiased. Some specific features of the behavior of parameters in the ranges of 120-140 and 20-50 K are revealed, which correlate with the anomalies of the physical properties of the crystal.

  19. TopoToolbox: Using Sensor Topography to Calculate Psychologically Meaningful Measures from Event-Related EEG/MEG

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    Xing Tian

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The open-source toolbox “TopoToolbox” is a suite of functions that use sensor topography to calculate psychologically meaningful measures (similarity, magnitude, and timing from multisensor event-related EEG and MEG data. Using a GUI and data visualization, TopoToolbox can be used to calculate and test the topographic similarity between different conditions (Tian and Huber, 2008. This topographic similarity indicates whether different conditions involve a different distribution of underlying neural sources. Furthermore, this similarity calculation can be applied at different time points to discover when a response pattern emerges (Tian and Poeppel, 2010. Because the topographic patterns are obtained separately for each individual, these patterns are used to produce reliable measures of response magnitude that can be compared across individuals using conventional statistics (Davelaar et al. Submitted and Huber et al., 2008. TopoToolbox can be freely downloaded. It runs under MATLAB (The MathWorks, Inc. and supports user-defined data structure as well as standard EEG/MEG data import using EEGLAB (Delorme and Makeig, 2004.

  20. TopoToolbox: using sensor topography to calculate psychologically meaningful measures from event-related EEG/MEG.

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    Tian, Xing; Poeppel, David; Huber, David E

    2011-01-01

    The open-source toolbox "TopoToolbox" is a suite of functions that use sensor topography to calculate psychologically meaningful measures (similarity, magnitude, and timing) from multisensor event-related EEG and MEG data. Using a GUI and data visualization, TopoToolbox can be used to calculate and test the topographic similarity between different conditions (Tian and Huber, 2008). This topographic similarity indicates whether different conditions involve a different distribution of underlying neural sources. Furthermore, this similarity calculation can be applied at different time points to discover when a response pattern emerges (Tian and Poeppel, 2010). Because the topographic patterns are obtained separately for each individual, these patterns are used to produce reliable measures of response magnitude that can be compared across individuals using conventional statistics (Davelaar et al. Submitted and Huber et al., 2008). TopoToolbox can be freely downloaded. It runs under MATLAB (The MathWorks, Inc.) and supports user-defined data structure as well as standard EEG/MEG data import using EEGLAB (Delorme and Makeig, 2004).

  1. Trauma. Die Spirale zwischenmenschlicher Gewalt aus feministisch-psychotherapeutischer Perspektive

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    Christina Kleiser

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Die Psychotherapeutin Michaela Huber hat auf knapp sechshundert Seiten ein gleichermaßen sensibles wie engagiertes „Standardwerk“ der Traumabehandlung geschrieben. Die Zuerkennung dieser Auszeichnung durch das Österreichische Netzwerk für Traumatherapie erfolgt zu Recht. Vom Standpunkt der so genannten empathischen Abstinenz aus vermittelt Huber auf anspruchsvolle, doch durchweg gut verständliche Weise, wie ein Trauma entsteht und wirkt, was man sich unter einer Traumabehandlung vorzustellen hat und worauf es ankommt, wenn die komplexe Dynamik zwischen Täter, Täterin, Opfern und Überlebenden zwischenmenschlicher Gewalt durchbrochen werden soll. Geschrieben hat sie für Betroffene und deren Angehörige, für Fachkolleginnen und -kollegen sowie für alle in irgendeiner Form an der Thematik Interessierten. All jenen, die sich etwa aus philosophischer, kultur-, literatur-, geschichtswissenschaftlicher und/oder geschlechtertheoretischer Perspektive mit dem Phänomen des Traumas beschäftigen, seien die in zwei Teilbänden versammelten Erfahrungen, Erkenntnisse und Ergebnisse der jüngsten Psychotraumatologie als Grundlagenlektüre nahe gelegt.

  2. Occurrence of Pantophthalmus kerteszianus and P. chuni (Diptera: Pantophthalmidae on parica in Para State, Brazil Ocorrência de Pantophthalmus kerteszianus e P. chuni (Diptera: Pantophthalmidae em paricá, no Estado do Pará

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    This is the first register of Pantophthalmus kerteszianus Enderlein e P. chuni Enderlein (Diptera: Pantophthalmidae attacking parica trees [Schizolobium parahyba (Vell. S. F. Blake var. amazonicum (Huber ex Ducke Barneby] in Paragominas, Para State, Brazil. Whereas Para State has the largest area with parica plantation in Brazil, there is a risk of these insects become important pests of this crop.


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    As ocorrências de Pantophthalmus kerteszianus Enderlein e P. chuni Enderlein são registradas pela primeira vez em reflorestamentos com paricá [Schizolobium parahyba (Vell. S. F. Blake var. amazonicum (Huber ex Ducke Barneby] no Estado do Pará, Município de Paragominas. Considerando que o Pará possui a maior área plantada de paricá no Brasil, existe o risco de esses insetos tornarem-se pragas importantes dessa cultura.

     

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  3. The pollen of metaphor: Box, cage, and trap as containment in the eighteenth century.

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    Milne, Anne

    2016-06-01

    This article uses the concept of "the pollen of metaphor" to discuss three forms of non-human animal containment in the eighteenth century: François Huber's Leaf or Book Hive bee box first described in his Nouvelles Observations sur les Abeilles (1792, English translation 1806), Sarah Trimmer's bird cages in her didactic children's book, Fabulous Histories; Or, The Story of the Robins (1786), and a mouse trap in Anna Letitia Barbauld's 1773 poem, "The Mouse's Petition, found in the trap where he had been confined all night by Dr. Priestley, for the sake of making experiments with different kinds of air." All three works highlight the eighteenth-century art of observation. The inherent commitment to relationships in the observation process suggests that interpreting ocular evidence involves "plausible relations," metaphor and/or "productive analogy." The article teases out subtle differences between the ways that each author uses containments and concludes that while Huber seeks to circumscribe non-human animal behavior within the bounds of 'reasonable' animal husbandry to better serve human needs, Trimmer goes further to connect 'appropriate' non-human animal containment to moral strictures governing humans. Barbauld's intervention using a literate, speaking animal subject confronts such moral governance to argue for equal rights based on principles of true equality rather than what is observed to be 'reasonable' and/or 'moral.' Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Effects of feedback-based balance and core resistance training vs. Pilates training on balance and muscle function in older women: a randomized-controlled trial.

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    Markovic, Goran; Sarabon, Nejc; Greblo, Zrinka; Krizanic, Valerija

    2015-01-01

    Aging is associated with decline in physical function that could result in the development of physical impairment and disability. Hence, interventions that simultaneously challenge balance ability, trunk (core) and extremity strength of older adults could be particularly effective in preserving and enhancing these physical functions. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of feedback-based balance and core resistance training utilizing the a special computer-controlled device (Huber®) with the conventional Pilates training on balance ability, neuromuscular function and body composition of healthy older women. Thirty-four older women (age: 70±4 years) were randomly assigned to a Huber group (n=17) or Pilates group (n=17). Both groups trained for 8 weeks, 3 times a week. Maximal isometric strength of the trunk flexors, extensors, and lateral flexors, leg power, upper-body strength, single- and dual-task static balance, and body composition were measured before and after the intervention programs. Significant group×time interactions and main effects of time (pcore resistance training proved to be more effective in improving single- and dual-task balance ability, trunk muscle strength, leg power, and body composition of healthy older women than the traditional Pilates training. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Postoperative Respiratory Exercises Reduce the Risk of Developing Pulmonary Complications in Patients Undergoing Lobectomy.

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    Rodriguez-Larrad, Ana; Vellosillo-Ortega, Juan Manuel; Ruiz-Muneta, Carlos; Abecia-Inchaurregui, Luis Carlos; Seco, Jesús

    2016-07-01

    To evaluate the effects of an intensive postoperative physiotherapy program focused on respiratory exercises in patients undergoing lobectomy by open thoracotomy. Quasi-experimental study. Tertiary referral academic hospital. 208 patients undergoing lobectomy by open thoracotomy. Control group patients (n=102) received standard medical/nursing care, and experimental group patients (n=106) added to the standard clinical pathway a daily physiotherapy program focused on respiratory exercises until discharge. Analyzed outcomes were the frequency of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) more amenable to physiotherapy (pneumonia, atelectasis and respiratory insufficiency) and length of hospital stay (LOS). Both groups were comparable regarding preoperative and surgical characteristics. Incidence of PPCs was 20.6% in control and 6.6% in experimental group (P=.003). Median (IQR) LOS in control group was 14 (7) days (Huber M estimator 14.21) and 12 (6) days (Huber M estimator 12.81) in experimental. Logistic regression model identified the evaluated physiotherapy program (P=.017; EXP [B] 95% CI 0.081-0.780) and % FEV1 (P=.042; EXP [B] 95% CI 0.941-0.999) as protective factors for the development of PPCs in patients undergoing lobectomy. Implementing a postoperative intensive physiotherapy program focused on respiratory exercises reduces the risk of PPCs and resultant LOS on patients undergoing lobectomy. Copyright © 2016 SEPAR. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  6. Robust time-domain full waveform inversion with normalized zero-lag cross-correlation objective function

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    Liu, Youshan; Teng, Jiwen; Xu, Tao; Wang, Yanghua; Liu, Qinya; Badal, José

    2017-04-01

    In full waveform inversion (FWI) with the least-squares (L2) norm, the direct amplitude matching is never perfect and the accurate estimation of the seismic source strength is not always available. In contrast, the normalized zero-lag cross-correlation objective function relaxes on the amplitude constraints and emphasizes the phase information when measuring the closeness between the simulated and observed data. This FWI method becomes insensitive to differences in amplitude. Based on this property, we investigate the effectiveness and robustness of FWI with the normalized zero-lag cross-correlation function (CFWI) against the noise and unpredictable amplitude of the data that cannot be modelled by the wavefield extrapolation operator. The effectiveness is firstly tested by noise-free data and data contaminated by Gaussian white noise. In addition, CFWI can invert the data set with incorrect source strength when compared with the L2 norm. Moreover, the data set with incorrect source signature illustrates that CFWI is slightly more insensitive to the error in source signature than the L2 norm. However, a source inversion is still needed when the source signature is severely erroneous. With non-Gaussian noise data, such as contaminated by strong ground motion noise and even by spike-type noise, CFWI provides a comparable result with that of the robust Huber norm. Numerical experiments with non-Gaussian noise also indicate that CFWI can suppress noise in data to produce clearer images when compared with the Huber norm. Besides, CFWI is free of the threshold criterion that controls the transition between the L2 and L1 norms used with the Huber and Hybrid norms and therefore free from tedious trial-and-error tests. Several numerical examples support that CFWI is an alternative and reliable inversion method. However, a numerical test with a 1-D initial model confirms that CFWI is more sensitive to the cycle-skipping problem caused by less-accurate initial velocity model

  7. The Brenner Moor - A saline bog as a source for halogenated and non-halogenated volatile compounds

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    Krause, T.; Studenroth, S.; Furchner, M.; Hoffman, A.; Lippe, S.; Kotte, K.; Schöler, H. F.

    2012-04-01

    The Brenner Moor is a small bog in the catchment area of the river Trave located in Schleswig-Holstein, North Germany, between Baltic and North Sea. The bog is fed by several saline springs with chloride concentrations up to 15 g/L. The high chloride concentrations and the high organic content of the peat make the Brenner Moor an ideal source for the abiotic formation of volatile organic halogenated compounds (VOX). VOX play an important role in the photochemical processes of the lower atmosphere and information on the atmospheric input from saline soils like the Brenner Moor will help to understand the global fluxes of VOX. Soil samples were taken in spring 2011 from several locations and depths in the vicinity of the Brenner Moor. The samples were freeze-dried, ground and incubated in water emphasising an abiotic character for the formation of volatile organic compounds. 1,2-dichloroethane and trichloromethane are the main halogenated compounds emitted from soils of the Brenner Moor. The abiotic formation of trichloromethane as well as other trihalomethanes has been part of intensive studies. A well known source is the decarboxylation of trichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetyl-containing compounds to trichloromethane [1]. Huber et al. discovered another pathway in which catechol, as a model compound for organic substances, is oxidised under Fenton-like conditions with iron(III), hydrogen peroxide and halides to form trihalomethanes [2]. Besides the halogenated compounds, the formation of sulphur compounds such as dimethyl sulfide and dimethyl disulfide and several furan derivatives could be detected which also have an impact on atmospheric chemistry, especially particle formation of clouds. Furan, methylfuran and dimethylfuran are compounds that can be obtained under Fenton-like oxidation from catechol, methyl- and dimethylcatechol and are known to be produced in natural soils [3]. A novel class of furan derivatives that are formed under abiotic conditions from

  8. Semiochemical-mediated flight strategies of two invasive elm bark beetles: a potential factor in competitive displacement.

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    Lee, Jana C; Hamud, Shakeeb M; Negrón, José F; Witcosky, Jeffrey J; Seybold, Steven J

    2010-04-01

    A seven-state survey showed that the recently detected invasive Asian banded elm bark beetle, Scolytus schevyrewi Semenov, was abundant in areas of Colorado and Wyoming, whereas the long-established European elm bark beetle, S. multistriatus (Marsham), was not as abundant. In one of a series of studies to evaluate whether S. schevyrewi is competitively displacing S. multistriatus in their North American zone of sympatry, we characterized long-range flight responses infested or uninfested to small cut logs of American, Chinese, and Siberian elm, Ulmus americana, U. parvifolia, and U. pumila. Trials were conducted in Colorado and Wyoming to test the flight response of S. schevyrewi; in California to test the response of S. multistriatus; and in Nevada to test the responses of both species simultaneously. Studies with S. schevyrewi showed that males and females aggregated toward Ulmus spp. host volatiles but provided no evidence of a putative aggregation pheromone during the 0- to 48- or 48- to 96-h period of infestation. In contrast, S. multistriatus was attracted to U. pumila over unbaited controls, more to U. pumila infested with conspecific females than without, and more during the 48- to 96- versus 0- to 48-h period of infestation. This confirmed that male and female S. multistriatus aggregated toward host volatiles and that females produced an aggregation pheromone. In a cross-attraction study, S. schevyrewi displayed neither flight preference nor interruption to U. pumila infested with conspecifics, heterospecifics, or a mix of both species. Response of S. multistriatus was too low to draw conclusions. Although S. multistriatus aggregates moderately to host volatiles and strongly to female-derived pheromones emitted after a few days, S. multistriatus may have a relative disadvantage by selecting elm hosts more slowly than S. schevyrewi, which aggregates very strongly to host volatiles. The differential long-range host location strategy may be one factor in a

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

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    José Zilton Lopes Santos

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

  10. Students’ perceptions of the Master in Secondary Teacher Education: Strengths and weaknesses of the new training model

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    M.ª José HERNÁNDEZ AMORÓS

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is the result of a research process developed to know which the students’ perceptions about the program of Secondary Teachers Training are, during the academic course 2011/2012, when it has already been developed for three years. For that, we have reached some information from 227 students who have completed an anonymous open questionnaire. It has been used an evaluative methodology which is typical of qualitative paradigm. The information has been analyzed by AQUAD 6 software program (Huber, 2006, which has allowed the classification of the different codes in nine categories that help us to organize the information and reach some conclusions. These dimensions are: assessment time and teachers, teachers’ development through training, training difficulties, benefits of training, concept of education, interest in teaching, expectations of professional development, basic principles of educational work and suggestions for improvement. Results, therefore, are useful for doing several reformulations in curriculum and for enhance strengths of curriculum, identified by the students.

  11. The Numerical Analysis of the Phenomena of Superficial Hardening of the Hot-Work Tool Steel Elements / Analiza Numeryczna Zjawisk Przypowierzchniowego Hartowania Elementów Ze Stali Narzędziowej Do Pracy Na Gorąco

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    Bokota A.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In the paper the complex model of hardening of the hot-work tool steel is presented. Model of estimation of phase fractions and their kinetics is based on the continuous heating diagram (CHT and cooling diagram (CCT. Phase fractions which occur during the continuous heating and cooling (austenite, pearlite or bainite are described by Johnson-Mehl (JM formula. To determine of the formed martensite the modified Koistinen-Marburger (KM equation is used. Model takes into account the thermal, structural, plastic strains and transformation plasticity. To calculate the plastic strains the Huber-Mises plasticity condition with isotopic hardening is used. Whereas to determine transformations induced plasticity the Leblond model is applied. The numerical analysis of phase compositions and residual stresses in the hot-work steel (W360 element is considered.

  12. ESTIMATIVAS DAS PROPRIEDADES FÍSICO-MECÂNICAS DE COMPOSTOS LVL CONFECCIONADOS COM PARICÁ POR MEIO DE ULTRASSOM

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    Rafael Rodolfo de Melo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at evaluating the utilization of ultrasound nondestructive method to estimate physical and mechanical properties of laminated veneer lumber (LVL manufactured with Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex. Ducke by ultrasound. For this, LVL boards were manufactured in laboratory. After manufacturing, the boards were nondestructively tested using ultrasound and afterwards the following physical and mechanical properties were assessed: water absorption; thickness swelling residual swelling, flatwise static bending; edgewise static bending; compression strength parallel to grain; shear strength parallel to glue-line; shear strength perpendicular to glue-line. Data about speed of sound and dynamic modulus of elasticity were used in different equations to estimate the properties evaluated. The results showed the use of ultrasound as an effective tool for prediction of most of the properties. Among the independent variables, the dynamic modulus of elasticity obtained the best results when compared to the speed of sound.

  13. Numerical predicting of the structure and stresses state in hardened element made of tool steel

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    A. Bokota

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents numerical model of thcrmal phcnomcna, phasc transformation and mcchanical phcnomcna associated with hardeningof carbon tool steel. Model for evaluation or fractions OF phases and their kinetics bascd on continuous heating diagram (CHT andcontinuous cooling diagram (CCT. The stresses generated during hardening were assumed to rcsult from ~hermal load. stntcturaI plasticdeformations and transformation plasricity. Thc hardened material was assumed to be elastic-plastic, and in ordcr to mark plastic strains the non-isothermal plastic law of flow with the isotropic hardening and condition plasticity of Huber-Misses were used. TherrnophysicaI values of mechanical phenomena dependent on bo~hth e phase composition and temperature. In the numerical example thc simulated estimation of the phasc Fraction and strcss distributions in the hardened axisimmetrical elemcnt was performed.

  14. Robust Adaptive Filter for Small Satellite Attitude Estimation Based on Magnetometer and Gyro

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    Zhankui Zeng

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on magnetometer and gyro measurement, a sequential scheme is proposed to determine the orbit and attitude of small satellite simultaneously. In order to reduce the impact of orbital errors on attitude estimation, a robust adaptive Kalman filter is developed. It uses a scale factor and an adaptive factor, which are constructed by Huber function and innovation sequence, respectively, to adjust the covariance matrix of system state and observational noise, change the weights of predicted and measured parameters, get suitable Kalman filter gain and approximate optimal filtering results. Numerical simulations are carried out and the proposed filter is approved to be robust for the noise disturbance and parameter uncertainty and can provide higher accuracy attitude estimation.

  15. Diffraction on heavy samples at STRESS-SPEC using a robot system

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    Al-Hamdany, N.; Gan, W. M.; Randau, C.; Brokmeier, H.-G.; Hofmann, M.

    2015-04-01

    The material science diffractometer STRESS-SPEC has high flux and a high flexible monochromator arrangement to optimize the needed wavelength. Many specific sample handling stages and sample environments are available. One of them is a Staubli RX 160 robot with nominal load capacity of 20 kg and more freedom for texture mapping than the Huber 512 Eulerian type cradle. Demonstration experiments of non-destructive pole figures and strain measurements of Cu-tube segments weighing 12 kg weight and 250 mm in length and 140 mm diameter have been carried out. The residual strains measured by the robot and by the XYZ- stage fit quite well, that means the robot is reliable for strain measurements. The texture of the Cu-tube has dominant recrystallization texture components represented by the cube and the rotated cube.

  16. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Surface rotation of Kepler red giant stars (Ceillier+, 2017)

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    Ceillier, T.; Tayar, J.; Mathur, S.; Salabert, D.; Garcia, R. A.; Stello, D.; Pinsonneault, M. H.; van Saders, J.; Beck, P. G.; Bloemen, S.

    2017-07-01

    As only a few red giants are supposed to exhibit light curve modulations due to star spots, we use for this work the largest sample of identified red giants observed by the Kepler satellite so far. It is composed of 17,377 pulsating stars including those already known from previous works (e.g. Huber et al. 2010ApJ...723.1607H; Hekker et al. 2011MNRAS.414.2594H; Mosser et al. 2012A&A...537A..30M; Stello et al. 2013, Cat. J/ApJ/765/L41; Mathur et al. 2016, Cat. J/ApJ/827/50). Table 1 is giving the stars with validated rotation periods. Table 2 is giving the stars showing rotational modulation in their light curve, but probably due to pollution from a nearby star. (2 data files).

  17. Statistical model for OCT image denoising

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    Li, Muxingzi

    2017-08-01

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive technique with a large array of applications in clinical imaging and biological tissue visualization. However, the presence of speckle noise affects the analysis of OCT images and their diagnostic utility. In this article, we introduce a new OCT denoising algorithm. The proposed method is founded on a numerical optimization framework based on maximum-a-posteriori estimate of the noise-free OCT image. It combines a novel speckle noise model, derived from local statistics of empirical spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT) data, with a Huber variant of total variation regularization for edge preservation. The proposed approach exhibits satisfying results in terms of speckle noise reduction as well as edge preservation, at reduced computational cost.

  18. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants? Exploring Consensus on the Validity Status of Mintzberg’s Configuration Theory After a Negative Test

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    Tommy Krabberød

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the degree of consensus on the validity status of Mintzberg’s configuration theory following a test in which the theory was refuted. The 218 articles that have cited the award-winning article by Doty, Glick, and Huber, and 89 articles and 12 books published by Mintzberg after the test, are reviewed. None of the reviewed articles contained any discussion about the implications for Mintzberg’s theory. It is then discussed whether the test was exhaustive and whether the lack of debate should be interpreted as tacit agreement with Doty et al. Normative aspects of a silent research community are also discussed. It is argued that it has not been proved beyond reasonable doubt that the test is exhaustive and that there are sociological explanations for the lack of debate other than “silence implies agreement.” Finally, it is argued that it would have been fruitful if the test had stirred debate.

  19. Fifty years of radioactivity monitoring in Switzerland; 50 Jahre Radioaktivitaetsueberwachung in der Schweiz

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    Voelkle, H. [Bundesamt fuer Gesundheitswesen (BAG), Fribourg (Switzerland). Sektion Ueberwachung der Radioaktivitaet

    2006-07-01

    In Switzerland the systematic monitoring of radioactivity began in 1956 with the appointment of the National Commission for Radioactivity Monitoring (Eidgenoessische Kommission zur Ueberwachung der Radioaktivitaet - KUER) at the request of professor Paul Huber of Basel University. This was motivated by concerns about the continuous rise in environmental radioactivity levels in the northern hemisphere resulting from the nuclear arms tests carried out by the superpowers. From this time on a nationwide monitoring network was established in Switzerland, as in many other countries. Initially designed only for monitoring of air and precipitation, it was later extended to permit measurements on waters, soil, grass, milk and other foods and even determination of radionuclide levels in the human body.

  20. Experimentally feasible security check for n-qubit quantum secret sharing

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    Schauer, Stefan; Huber, Marcus; Hiesmayr, Beatrix C.

    2010-12-01

    In this article we present a general security strategy for quantum secret sharing (QSS) protocols based on the scheme presented by Hillery, Bužek, and Berthiaume (HBB) [Phys. Rev. APLRAAN1050-294710.1103/PhysRevA.59.1829 59, 1829 (1999)]. We focus on a generalization of the HBB protocol to n communication parties thus including n-partite Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states. We show that the multipartite version of the HBB scheme is insecure in certain settings and impractical when going to large n. To provide security for such QSS schemes in general we use the framework presented by some of the authors [M. Huber, F. Mintert, A. Gabriel, B. C. Hiesmayr, Phys. Rev. Lett.PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.104.210501 104, 210501 (2010)] to detect certain genuine n-partite entanglement between the communication parties. In particular, we present a simple inequality which tests the security.

  1. Mechanisms of source confusion and discounting in short-term priming 2: effects of prime similarity and target duration.

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    Huber, David E; Shiffrin, Richard M; Lyle, Keith B; Quach, Raushanna

    2002-11-01

    D. E. Huber, R. M. Shiffrin, K. B. Lyle, and K. I. Ruys (2001) tested two-alternative, forced-choice (2-AFC) perceptual identification in a short-term priming task. For repetition priming, passive viewing of primes resulted in a preference to choose repeated words, but actively responding to primes resulted in a preference against choosing repeated words. These results were explained with a computational model, responding optimally with unknown sources of evidence (ROUSE), using the offsetting mechanisms of source confusion and discounting. An analysis of ROUSE revealed conditions under which discounting efficacy should diminish, causing a preference for primed words even with active prime processing. Two new studies confirm 2 such conditions: very short target flash durations and very low similarity between primes and primed choice words. These a priori predictions contrast with the a posteriori data fits of a multinomial model developed by R. Ratcliff and G. McKoon (2001).

  2. Convex Optimization in R

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    Roger Koenker

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Convex optimization now plays an essential role in many facets of statistics. We briefly survey some recent developments and describe some implementations of these methods in R . Applications of linear and quadratic programming are introduced including quantile regression, the Huber M-estimator and various penalized regression methods. Applications to additively separable convex problems subject to linear equality and inequality constraints such as nonparametric density estimation and maximum likelihood estimation of general nonparametric mixture models are described, as are several cone programming problems. We focus throughout primarily on implementations in the R environment that rely on solution methods linked to R, like MOSEK by the package Rmosek. Code is provided in R to illustrate several of these problems. Other applications are available in the R package REBayes, dealing with empirical Bayes estimation of nonparametric mixture models.

  3. Precision goniometer equipped with a 22-bit absolute rotary encoder.

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    Xiaowei, Z; Ando, M; Jidong, W

    1998-05-01

    The calibration of a compact precision goniometer equipped with a 22-bit absolute rotary encoder is presented. The goniometer is a modified Huber 410 goniometer: the diffraction angles can be coarsely generated by a stepping-motor-driven worm gear and precisely interpolated by a piezoactuator-driven tangent arm. The angular accuracy of the precision rotary stage was evaluated with an autocollimator. It was shown that the deviation from circularity of the rolling bearing utilized in the precision rotary stage restricts the angular positioning accuracy of the goniometer, and results in an angular accuracy ten times larger than the angular resolution of 0.01 arcsec. The 22-bit encoder was calibrated by an incremental rotary encoder. It became evident that the accuracy of the absolute encoder is approximately 18 bit due to systematic errors.

  4. K2: Extending Kepler's Power to the Ecliptic-Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog

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    Huber, Daniel; Bryson, Stephen T.

    2017-01-01

    This document describes the Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog (EPIC) for the K2 mission (Howell et al. 2014). The primary purpose of this catalog is to provide positions and Kepler magnitudes for target management and aperture photometry. The Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog is hosted at MAST (http://archive.stsci.edu/k2/epic/search.php) and should be used for selecting targets when ever possible. The EPIC is updated for future K2 campaigns as their fields of view are finalized and the associated target management is completed. Table 0 summarizes the EPIC updates to date and the ID range for each. The main algorithms used to construct the EPIC are described in Sections 2 through 4. The details for individual campaigns are described in the subsequent sections, with the references listed in the last section. Further details can be found in Huber et al. (2016).

  5. Bar optimal design with the use of out-form

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    Alpatov Vadim Yu.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes steel girders optimal design. Steel girders optimal design is based on the strength theory introduced by M. Huber, R. Mises, H. Hencky and on the theory of mirror functions. With the help of out-form volume we can either calculate the optimal form for a girder with variable cross-section or the optimal height for a girder of uniform cross-section. The paper introduces girders calculations according to the authors' methodology. For use this methodology effect of steel saving is about 10-20% compared with a girder or a beam with uniform cross-section. An example of determining optimal shape of a compressed-bend girder the paper describes.

  6. Numerical analysis of stress fields generated by quenching process

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    A. Bokota

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available In work the presented numerical models of tool steel hardening processes take into account mechanical phenomena generated by thermalphenomena and phase transformations. In the model of mechanical phenomena, apart from thermal, plastic and structural strain, alsotransformations plasticity was taken into account. The stress and strain fields are obtained using the solution of the Finite Elements Method of the equilibrium equation in rate form. The thermophysical constants occurring in constitutive relation depend on temperature and phase composite. For determination of plastic strain the Huber-Misses condition with isotropic strengthening was applied whereas fordetermination of transformation plasticity a modified Leblond model was used. In order to evaluate the quality and usefulness of thepresented models a numerical analysis of stresses and strains associated hardening process of a fang lathe of cone shaped made of tool steel was carried out.

  7. Neutrino Physics at DPF 2013

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    Harris, Deborah A. [Fermilab

    2013-10-25

    The field of neutrino physics was covered at DPF 2013 in 32 talks, including three on theoretical advances and the remainder on experiments that spanned at least 17 different detectors. This summary of those talks cannot do justice to the wealth of information presented, but will provide links to other material where possible. There were allso two plenary session contributions on neutrino physics at this meeting: the current status of what we know about neutrino (oscillation) physics was outlined by Huber, and the next steps in long baseline oscillation expeirments were described by Fleming. This article covers a subset of the topics discussed at the meeting, with emphasis given to those talks that showed data or new results.

  8. Multi-energy penalized maximum-likelihood reconstruction for x-ray security imaging

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    Politte, David G.; Lu, Jingwei; O'Sullivan, Joseph A.; Johnson, Eric; Bosch, Carl

    2017-05-01

    X-ray imaging for security screening is a challenging application that requires simultaneous satisfaction of seemingly incompatible constraints, including low cost, high throughput, and reliable detection of threats. We take a principled computational imaging approach to system design. Mathematical models of the underlying physics and a Huber-class penalty function yield a penalized maximum-likelihood problem. We extend our iterative algorithm for computing linear attenuation coefficients to use multiple energy bins in the SureScan x1000, which has an unconventional, fixed-source geometry. The goal is to maintain the spatial resolution of the single-energy reconstruction while providing information for material characterization used for detection of threats.

  9. Teologické základy lidských práv

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    Konrad Hilpert

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper focuses on the question of the importance of the theological justification of human rights. Firstly, it reflects in which way the philosophical and theological rationale of human rights is present in the current discourse on human rights and in the most important documents on human rights. Secondly, the author reflects on theological rationalisation of human rights as present in Church documents, starting with the encyclical Pacem in Terris, and the models of theological justification of human rights in contemporary German theology (Huber/Tödt, Saberschinsky, Sander is presented. Thirdly, the basic theological-anthropological rationale of human rights is formulated. In the conclusion, the paper notices a tension among theological rationalisation on human rights and the reality of cultural and religion plurality.

  10. [Basic symptoms in schizophrenia, their clinical study and relevance in research].

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    Miret, Salvador; Fatjó-Vilas, Mar; Peralta, Víctor; Fañanás, Lourdes

    2016-01-01

    Basic symptoms consist of subtle sub-clinical disturbances subjectively experienced by schizophrenia patients. These are mainly related to drive, affect, thinking and language, perception, memory, motor action, central vegetative functions, control of cognitive processes, and stress tolerance. Initially described by Huber, from a phenomenological approach, basic symptoms are part of the earliest features of schizophrenia, and they can evolve along the course of the disorder. Their assessment during the prodromal phase of the disease (together with ultra-high risk criteria) is one of the 2 main approaches that allow the definition of states of clinical risk for the development of psychosis. The present review provides an updated view of the concept of basic symptoms, highlighting its potential value in establishing neurobiological correlates of interest in aetiopathogenic research. Copyright © 2015 SEP y SEPB. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  11. Infimal Convolution Regularisation Functionals of BV and Lp Spaces

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    Burger, Martin

    2016-02-03

    We study a general class of infimal convolution type regularisation functionals suitable for applications in image processing. These functionals incorporate a combination of the total variation seminorm and Lp norms. A unified well-posedness analysis is presented and a detailed study of the one-dimensional model is performed, by computing exact solutions for the corresponding denoising problem and the case p=2. Furthermore, the dependency of the regularisation properties of this infimal convolution approach to the choice of p is studied. It turns out that in the case p=2 this regulariser is equivalent to the Huber-type variant of total variation regularisation. We provide numerical examples for image decomposition as well as for image denoising. We show that our model is capable of eliminating the staircasing effect, a well-known disadvantage of total variation regularisation. Moreover as p increases we obtain almost piecewise affine reconstructions, leading also to a better preservation of hat-like structures.

  12. Going upward in wood. Pilot project. Wooden multi-storey buildings up to the high-rise height; Hoch hinaus in Holz. Pilotprojekt. Hoelzerne Geschossbauten bis zur Hochhausgrenze

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    Schankula, Arthur [Architekturbuero Arthur Schankula, Muenchen (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    At the site of a former U.S. barrack in the Bavarian town Bad Aibling, the Office Schankula Architekten (Munich, Federal Republic of Germany) and the timber construction company Huber and Sohn GmbH and Co. KG (Eiselfing, Federal Republic of Germany) realized a concept for the construction of storey buildings made of wood up to the high-rise height together with the engineering office Bauart (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany). The project is supported by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Osnabrueck, Federal Republic of Germany) and is embedded in the project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany) 'Zero energy district Bad Aibling'. Here, the company B and O (Muenchen, Federal Republic of Germany) as a service provider for the housing industry developed one of the most important locations of the experimental housing.

  13. Effects of latex from "Amapazeiro"Parahancornia amapa (Apocynaceae) on blowfly Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae) post-embryonic development.

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    Mendonça, Paloma M; Lima, Mariana G; Albuquerque, Luis R M; Carvalho, Mario G; Queiroz, Margareth M C

    2011-06-10

    Nowadays, insect control is usually carried out using chemical insecticides, but insect resistance and other negative side effects have prompted the search for alternatives. Biopesticides provide a positive alternative to synthetic pesticides because they have low impact on the environmental, low toxicity to humans and low costs among other advantages. This research was carried out to evaluate the activity of Parahancornia amapa (Huber) Ducke (Apocynaceae) lyophilized latex on the post embryonic development of Chrysomya megacephala (F.) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Larvae treated with 1.0% latex showed a shorter post embryonic development period (larval, pupal and newly hatched larvae to adult); whereas larvae treated with 3.0% latex provoked a prolongation of these periods. Viability (53%) was also very low at the newly hatched larvae to adult period for larvae treated with 3.0% latex, indicating that latex from P. amapa at high concentrations could change C. megacephala post embryonic development. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Clinical leadership development and education for nurses: prospects and opportunities

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    Joseph ML

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available M Lindell Joseph, Diane L Huber College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA Abstract: With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, elevated roles for nurses of care coordinator, clinical nurse leader, and advanced practice registered nurse have come to the forefront. Because change occurs so fast, matching development and education to job requirements is a challenging forecasting endeavor. The purpose of this article is to envision clinical leadership development and education opportunities for three emerging roles. The adoption of a common framework for intentional leadership development is proposed for clinical leadership development across the continuum of care. Solutions of innovation and interdependency are framed as core concepts that serve as an opportunity to better inform clinical leadership development and education. Additionally, strategies are proposed to advance knowledge, skills, and abilities for crucial implementation of improvements and new solutions at the point of care. Keywords: clinical leadership, nursing leadership, CNL, care coordination, innovation, interdependency

  15. Self-secularisation as challenge to the church

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    Jaco Beyers

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The concept of self-secularisation has been identified by Wolfgang Huber, bishop of the German Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD, when he reflected on the context of the church in Germany. Self-secularisation however, is a worldwide phenomenon with effects in South Africa as well. After discussing the origin of the concept and its interpretations, the author tries to identify instances of self-secularisation within especially the Afrikaansspeaking churches, although not limited to them, in South Africa. The theological jargon comes under scrutiny, civil religion, the pluralistic society within which the church exists, the effect of emotionalism, the commercialisation of the church, the role of mass media and the phenomenon of infotainment, rationalisation and a lack of ethics are some of the elements identified and discussed. Finally the author attempts a correction by indicating what the church ought to do in order to counter the effects of self-secularisation.

  16. Refinement of macromolecular structures against neutron data with SHELXL2013.

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    Gruene, Tim; Hahn, Hinrich W; Luebben, Anna V; Meilleur, Flora; Sheldrick, George M

    2014-02-01

    Some of the improvements in SHELX2013 make SHELXL convenient to use for refinement of macromolecular structures against neutron data without the support of X-ray data. The new NEUT instruction adjusts the behaviour of the SFAC instruction as well as the default bond lengths of the AFIX instructions. This work presents a protocol on how to use SHELXL for refinement of protein structures against neutron data. It includes restraints extending the Engh & Huber [Acta Cryst. (1991), A47, 392-400] restraints to H atoms and discusses several of the features of SHELXL that make the program particularly useful for the investigation of H atoms with neutron diffraction. SHELXL2013 is already adequate for the refinement of small molecules against neutron data, but there is still room for improvement, like the introduction of chain IDs for the refinement of macromolecular structures.

  17. Data harmonization and model performance

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    The Joint Committee on Urban Storm Drainage of the International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR) and International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control (IAWPRC) was formed in 1982. The current committee members are (no more than two from a country): B. C. Yen, Chairman (USA); P. Harremoes, Vice Chairman (Denmark); R. K. Price, Secretary (UK); P. J. Colyer (UK), M. Desbordes (France), W. C. Huber (USA), K. Krauth (FRG), A. Sjoberg (Sweden), and T. Sueishi (Japan).The IAHR/IAWPRC Joint Committee is forming a Task Group on Data Harmonization and Model Performance. One objective is to promote international urban drainage data harmonization for easy data and information exchange. Another objective is to publicize available models and data internationally. Comments and suggestions concerning the formation and charge of the Task Group are welcome and should be sent to: B. C. Yen, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Illinois, 208 N. Romine St., Urbana, IL 61801.

  18. Branch age and light conditions determine leaf-area-specific conductivity in current shoots of Scots pine.

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    Grönlund, Leila; Hölttä, Teemu; Mäkelä, Annikki

    2016-08-01

    Shoot size and other shoot properties more or less follow the availability of light, but there is also evidence that the topological position in a tree crown has an influence on shoot development. Whether the hydraulic properties of new shoots are more regulated by the light or the position affects the shoot acclimation to changing light conditions and thereby to changing evaporative demand. We investigated the leaf-area-specific conductivity (and its components sapwood-specific conductivity and Huber value) of the current-year shoots of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in relation to light environment and topological position in three different tree classes. The light environment was quantified in terms of simulated transpiration and the topological position was quantified by parent branch age. Sample shoot measurements included length, basal and tip diameter, hydraulic conductivity of the shoot, tracheid area and density, and specific leaf area. In our results, the leaf-area-specific conductivity of new shoots declined with parent branch age and increased with simulated transpiration rate of the shoot. The relation to transpiration demand seemed more decisive, since it gave higher R(2) values than branch age and explained the differences between the tree classes. The trend of leaf-area-specific conductivity with simulated transpiration was closely related to Huber value, whereas the trend of leaf-area-specific conductivity with parent branch age was related to a similar trend in sapwood-specific conductivity. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  19. Electron spin resonance study of CuGa{sub 1-x}Mn{sub x}Se{sub 2} magnetic semiconducting compounds

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    Fermin, Jose R., E-mail: jfermin70@gmail.com [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Zulia, Apartado. Postal 526, Maracaibo 4001, Zulia (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Nava, Alexander; Durante-Rincon, C.A.; Castro, Jaime [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Zulia, Apartado. Postal 526, Maracaibo 4001, Zulia (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Silva, Pedro J. [Laboratorio de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Centro de Fisica, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC), Carretera Panamericana Km. 11, Apartado 21827, Caracas 1020-A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2013-02-15

    We report on the magnetic properties of the diluted magnetic semiconductor CuGa{sub 1-x}Mn{sub x}Se{sub 2}. For this, Electron spin resonance (ESR) experiments in the temperature range 70 KHuber equation. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We synthesized CuGa{sub 1-x}Mn{sub x}Se{sub 2} magnetic semiconductors by direct fusion of stoichiometric mixtures of the elements, with Mn composition from x=0.0 to 0.25. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The ESR have been used to study the magnetic properties as functions of temperature and Mn concentration. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We identify a PM phase above a critical temperature of the order of 250-260 K. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The resulting g-values are less than 2.0. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The temperature dependence of the resonance linewidth is explained in the context of the Huber's equation.

  20. Electromagnetic fields, such as those from mobile phones, alter regional cerebral blood flow and sleep and waking EEG.

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    Huber, R; Treyer, V; Borbély, A A; Schuderer, J; Gottselig, J M; Landolt, H-P; Werth, E; Berthold, T; Kuster, N; Buck, A; Achermann, P

    2002-12-01

    Usage of mobile phones is rapidly increasing, but there is limited data on the possible effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure on brain physiology. We investigated the effect of EMF vs. sham control exposure on waking regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and on waking and sleep electroencephalogram (EEG) in humans. In Experiment 1, positron emission tomography (PET) scans were taken after unilateral head exposure to 30-min pulse-modulated 900 MHz electromagnetic field (pm-EMF). In Experiment 2, night-time sleep was polysomnographically recorded after EMF exposure. Pulse-modulated EMF exposure increased relative rCBF in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex ipsilateral to exposure. Also, pm-EMF exposure enhanced EEG power in the alpha frequency range prior to sleep onset and in the spindle frequency range during stage 2 sleep. Exposure to EMF without pulse modulation did not enhance power in the waking or sleep EEG. We previously observed EMF effects on the sleep EEG (A. A. Borbély, R. Huber, T. Graf, B. Fuchs, E. Gallmann and P. Achermann. Neurosci. Lett., 1999, 275: 207-210; R. Huber, T. Graf, K. A. Cote, L. Wittmann, E. Gallmann, D. Matter, J. Schuderer, N. Kuster, A. A. Borbély, and P. Achermann. Neuroreport, 2000, 11: 3321-3325), but the basis for these effects was unknown. The present results show for the first time that (1) pm-EMF alters waking rCBF and (2) pulse modulation of EMF is necessary to induce waking and sleep EEG changes. Pulse-modulated EMF exposure may provide a new, non-invasive method for modifying brain function for experimental, diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

  1. Plasticity in vulnerability to cavitation of Pinus canariensis occurs only at the driest end of an aridity gradient

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    Rosana eLópez

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Water availability has been considered one of the crucial drivers of species distribution. However, the increasing of temperatures and more frequent water shortages could overcome the ability of long-lived species to cope with rapidly changing conditions. Growth and survival of natural populations adapted to a given site, transferred and tested in other environments as part of provenance trials, can be interpreted as a simulation of ambient changes at the original location. We compare the intraspecific variation and the relative contribution of plasticity to adaptation of key functional traits related to drought resistance: vulnerability to cavitation, efficiency of the xylem to conduct water and biomass allocation. We use six populations of Canary Island pine growing in three provenance trials (wet, dry and xeric. We found that the variability for hydraulic traits was largely due to phenotypic plasticity, whereas genetic variation was limited and almost restricted to hydraulic safety traits and survival. Trees responded to an increase in climate dryness by lowering growth, and increasing leaf-specific hydraulic conductivity by means of increasing the Huber value. Vulnerability to cavitation only showed a plastic response in the driest provenance trial located in the ecological limit of the species. This trait was more tightly correlated with annual precipitation, drought length and temperature oscillation at the origin of the populations than hydraulic efficiency or the Huber value. Vulnerability to cavitation was directly related to survival in the dry and the xeric provenance trials, illustrating its importance in determining drought resistance. In a new climatic scenario where more frequent and intense droughts are predicted, the magnitude of extreme events together with the fact that plasticity of cavitation resistance is only shown in the very dry limit of the species could hamper the capacity to adapt and buffer against environmental

  2. Associação micorízica em espécies arbóreas, atividade microbiana e fertilidade do solo em áreas degradadas de cerrado

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    Márcia Helena Scabora

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A recuperação de áreas de obras das barragens, em especial de "áreas de empréstimos", é difícil e consiste em um processo lento, visto que toda a vegetação e a camada fértil do solo foram removidas. Intervenções nessas áreas poderiam acelerar o processo de revegetação. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a associação de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMA em espécies arbóreas, atividade microbiana pela respiração basal e fertilidade em áreas degradadas de cerrado. Utilizou-se solo de duas áreas, solo de pastagem e subsolo exposto. Adubações orgânica e mineral, além da calagem, foram efetuadas nas covas, visando a um melhor crescimento inicial das mudas, assim como, 50 mL de solo de cerrado preservado como inoculante de microrganismos. Mudas de 11 espécies arbóreas foram plantadas ou seja: Anadenanthera falcata (Benth. Speg. (angico-preto, Acacia polyphylla D.C. (monjoleiro, Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart. Coville (barbatimão, Dimorphandra mollis Benth (faveiro, Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (jatobá-de-cerrado, Dipteryx alata Vog. (baru, Machaerium acutifolium Vogel (jacarandá-do-campo, Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi (aroeira-pimenteira, Magonia pubescens St. Hil. (tingui, Lafoensia pacari St. Hil. (dedaleira e Tabebuia aurea (Manso Benth. & Hook. (ipê-amarelo. Doze meses após a instalação do experimento, amostras de raízes foram coletadas na camada de 0-0,10 m para as avaliações. O subsolo, em relação ao solo de pastagem, continuou pobre em matéria orgânica e com menor atividade microbiana. As maiores porcentagens de colonização micorrízica por FMA foram observados nas espécies Acacia polyphylla D.C. (monjoleiro, Magonia pubescens St. Hil. (tingui, Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne (jatobá-de-cerrado e Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi (aroeira-pimenteira. Tais espécies podem ser indicadas para projetos de revegetação em áreas degradadas de cerrado. As plantas das duas

  3. An efficient and rapid DNA minipreparation procedure suitable for PCR/SSR and RAPD analyses in tropical forest tree species

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    Ana Lilia Alzate-Marin

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available An efficient and rapid DNA minipreparation modified method for frozen samples was developed for five tropical tree species: Copaifera langsdorffii, Hymenaea courbaril, Eugenia uniflora, Tabebuia roseo alba and Cariniana estrellensis. This procedure that dispenses the use of liquid nitrogen, phenol and the addition of proteinase K, is an adaptation of the CTAB-based DNA extraction method. The modifications included the use of PVP to eliminate the polyphenols, only one chloroform-isoamyl alcohol step and the addition of RNase immediately after extraction with chloroform. The yields of the DNA samples ranged from 25.7 to 42.1 µg from 100 mg leaf tissue. The DNA samples extracted by this method were successfully used for PCR (SSR and RAPD analyses in these five and other twelve tropical tree species.Este trabalho teve como objetivo otimizar um protocolo econômico, rápido e eficaz de minipreparação de DNA genômico, para as espécies florestais Copaifera langsdorffii (Óleo de Copaíba, Hymenaea courbaril (Jatobá, Eugenia uniflora (Pitanga, Tabebuia roseo alba (Ipê Branco e Cariniana estrellensis (Jequitibá Branco. Este método é uma adaptação da técnica de extração CTAB de Doyle e Doyle (1990, o qual consiste principalmente na adição de PVP para eliminar polifenoles, somente uma etapa de extração com clorofórmio-álcool isoamílico e a adição da RNase A imediatamente após a extração com clorofórmio. O método também dispensa o uso de nitrogênio líquido, o uso do fenol e a adição de proteinase K. Os DNAs das espécies florestais extraídos apresentaram alto rendimento e boa qualidade, com rendimento de 25.7 a 42.1 µg de DNA a partir de 100 mg de tecido foliar congelado. Com este protocolo, em apenas 1 dia de trabalho, uma pessoa pode completar o isolamento do DNA de aproximadamente 50 amostras de folhas (dependendo da capacidade da centrífuga. O DNA obtido pode ser usado para métodos de análise baseados em PCR (SSR e

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

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    ÁLVARO VILELA DE RESENDE

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

  5. Comportamento de espécies florestais em plantios a pleno sol e em faixas de enriquecimento de capoeira na Amazônia Forest species behavior in plantations at full sun and secondary forest enrichment strips in the Amazon

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    Cintia Rodrigues de Souza

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    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas espécies florestais nativas e exóticas em duas condições de plantio: a pleno sol e em faixas de enriquecimento de capoeira, a fim de gerar tecnologias para incorporação ao processo produtivo de áreas alteradas na região amazônica para minimizar a pressão do desmatamento sobre a floresta natural. Os dados analisados (DAP, altura, volume por hectare e sobrevivência referem-se à idade de seis anos. No plantio a pleno sol, a espécie que apresentou o melhor desempenho foi Ceiba pentandra, com médias de DAP de 19,6 cm, altura de 10,2 m e volume de 390,9 m³ ha-1. Hymenaea courbaril também apresentou crescimento satisfatório, com médias de 11,5 cm de DAP, 10,8 m de altura e 144,8 m³ ha -1 de volume. Nos plantios de enriquecimento de capoeira, a Carapa guianensis foi a espécie que apresentou o melhor desempenho, com 8,3 cm de DAP, 6,4 m de altura e volume de 54,8 m³ ha -1. Acacia mangium e Sclerolobium paniculatum apresentaram crescimento superior, mas as taxas de sobrevivência foram muito baixas nas duas condições de plantio.This work evaluated exotic and native forest species in two plantation conditions: full sun and secondary forest enrichment strips, for generating technologies into incorporate to the productive process of degraded lands in the Amazonian region, to minimize the deforestation pressure on the natural forest. The analyzed data (DBH, height, volume per hectare and survival refers to six years old species. In the full sun plantation, the species that presented the best performance was Ceiba pentandra, with means: DBH of 19.6 cm, height of 10.2 m and volume of 390.9 m³ ha-1. Hymenaea courbaril also presented satisfactory growth, with means: DBH of 11.5 cm, height of 10.8 m and volume of 144.8 m³ ha-1. In the secondary forest enrichment plantation, Carapa guianensis was the species that presented the best performance, with means: DBH of 8.3 cm, height of 6.4 m and volume of 54.8 m³ ha-1. Acacia

  6. Impregnação com resina natural na Figueira Branca como forma alternativa de impermeabilização Impregnation with natural resin in the 'Figueira Branca' as alternative form of impermeabilization

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    José de S. Nogueira

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Investigou-se, neste trabalho, a capacidade de impregnação da Figueira Branca (Ficus monckii com a resina natural da árvore de Jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril; trata-se de uma espécie de madeira de baixa densidade, originária do Estado do Mato Grosso, Brasil. Foram determinados os coeficientes de retração da madeira, preparando-se posteriormente, a resina, para impregnação, e depois se fez o ensaio inverso do inchamento da madeira impregnada. Compararam-se os dois coeficientes para a madeira não impregnada com o da madeira impregnada, a partir de testes estatísticos com amostras pareadas. O coeficiente de inchamento da madeira impregnada foi significativamente menor que o de retração da não impregnada, em todas as direções dos corpos de prova. Com isto, foi possível se constatar que a impregnação da Figueira Branca com a resina natural do Jatobá tornou-a mais impermeável aumentando, assim, a possibilidade dessa madeira ser empregada na construção civil ou na indústria moveleira.The capacity of impregnation of the 'Figueira Branca' (Ficus monckii, with the natural resin of 'Jatobá' tree (Hymenaea courbaril was investigated in this work. The Figueira Branca is a low density wood from Mato Grosso State, Brazil. The retraction coefficients of the untreated wood were determined and later the resin was prepared for impregnation and the inverse rehearsal of the swelling of the impregnated wood was made. The two coefficients for the impregnated wood and unimpregnated wood were compared by statistical tests of paired samples. The coefficient of swelling of the impregnated wood was significantly smaller than that of retraction of the unimpregnates wood for all directions. Therefore, it was possible to verify that the impregnation of the Figueira Branca, with the natural resin of Jatobá, made it more impermeable, increasing the possibility of its use in the construction of houses or in the furniture industry.

  7. Crescimento e teor de metais de mudas de espécies arbóreas cultivadas em solo contaminado com metais pesados Growth and metal concentration of seedlings of woody species in a heavy metal contaminated soil

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    Teresa Cristina Lara Lanza de Sá e Melo Marques

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar o teor de metais pesados e o crescimento de mudas de 20 espécies arbóreas tropicais em solo com elevado grau de contaminação com metais pesados. Em casa de vegetação, as mudas foram transplantadas para vasos contendo 3,3 kg de misturas com diferentes proporções (0, 20, 40 e 60% v/v de solo contaminado. Verificou-se comportamento diferenciado das espécies quanto à inibição de crescimento e aos teores de metais na raiz e na parte aérea em decorrência da contaminação. Com base na produção de matéria seca da parte aérea, concluiu-se que apenas Myrsine umbellata, Cedrella fissilis, Tabebuia impetiginosa e Copaifera langsdorffii não foram afetadas pela contaminação, enquanto Hymenaea courbaril, Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia, Acacia mangium e Platypodium gonoacantha sofreram pequeno impacto. As demais espécies foram muito inibidas pela contaminação do solo, o que é causado pela absorção, na maioria dos casos, de Zn e Cd. Várias espécies apresentaram elevada capacidade de reter esses metais nas raízes, evitando sua translocação para a parte aérea.The objective of the paper was to evaluate metal content and ability to grow in soil with excess of heavy metals of seedlings of 20 woody species. In the greenhouse, seedlings were transplanted to pots with 3.3 kg of soil-mixes with different proportions (0, 20, 40, 60% v/v of a heavy metal contaminated soil. It was found that plant species behaved differently in terms of growth inhibition and metal content in the shoots and roots. Based upon the dry matter yield, only Myrsine umbellata, Cedrella fissilis, Tabebuia impetiginosa and Copaifera langsdorffii were not affected by increasing contamination, whereas Hymenaea courbaril, Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia, Acacia mangium and Platypodium gonoacantha were only slightly affected by it. All the other species were highly inhibited by the excess of metals in the soil, being such effects related, in most

  8. Chemical and biological evaluation of rejects from the wood industry

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    Daniel Granato

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed chemical characterization and microbiological evaluation of extracts obtained from the waste of woods marketed in Paraná State: Peroba-Rosa (Aspidosperma sp., Roxinho (Peltogyne sp., Jatobá(Hymenaea sp., Curupixá (Micropholis sp., Itaúba (Mezilaurus sp., Cedrilho (Erisma sp. and Imbúia (Licaria sp., whose botanical identifications were based on anatomical studies. The extracts were prepared with different solvents, analyzed by TLC and UV/VIS techniques, and tested against: Proteus mirabilis ATCC15290, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC25923, Escherichia coli ATCC25922, Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC13048, Micrococcus luteus ATCC9341, Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC13883, Pseudomonas aeroginosa ATCC27853, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans and Bacillus cereus isolated from the clinic. The ethanol extract from Peroba-rosa containing alkaloids showed activity against P. mirabilis. Itaúba, Jatobá and Imbúia methanol extracts containing phenolics, and the Roxinho ethyl acetate extract containing terpenoids and phenolics were active against K. pneumoniae, M. luteus, E. coli, S. aureus and P. mirabilis. P. aeroginosa, S. mutans and E. aerogenes were resistant to the extracts.Este estudo visa a caracterização química e a avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana de extratos obtidos a partir de rejeitos resultantes do beneficiamento de madeiras nobres comercializadas no Paraná: Peroba-Rosa (Aspidosperma sp., Roxinho (Peltogyne sp., Jatobá (Hymenaea sp., Curupixá (Micropholis sp., Itaúba (Mezilaurus sp., Cedrilho (Erisma sp. e Imbúia-do-Norte (Licaria sp., cujas identificações botânicas basearam-se em estudos anatômicos. Os extratos foram preparados com diversos solventes, analisados por CCD e espectrometria UV/VIS, testando-se contra: Proteus mirabilis ATCC15290, Escherichia coli ATCC25922, Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC13048, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC25923, Micrococcus luteus ATCC9341, Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC13883

  9. Parâmetros fitossociológicos de um cerrado no Parque Nacional Da Serra Do Cipó, MG Phytosociological parameters of a cerrado in "Serra Do Cipó" national park, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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    João Augusto Alves Meira Neto

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available A riqueza de espécies e os fatores determinantes da ocorrência da vegetação de cerrado há muito têm despertado o interesse de pesquisadores. Muitos cerrados protegidos em unidades de conservação ainda não foram investigados florística e estruturalmente. Neste trabalho foi realizado um levantamento florístico e fitossociológico no Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó (19º22'01''S e 43º37'10''W. Foram instaladas 12 parcelas de 150 m² e foram amostrados todos os indíviduos lenhosos com circunferência do caule à altura do solo maior ou igual a 10 cm. Foram relacionadas 44 espécies de 37 gêneros e 30 famílias. Entre estas, Leguminosae Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae Mimosoideae e Guttiferae, com três espécies cada, foram as mais ricas. As espécies mais importantes (VI foram Hymenaea stigonocarpa, Allagoptera campestris, Diospyros hispida, Rapanea guianensis e Piptocarpha rotundifolia.The diversity of species and the factors determining the occurrence of cerrado vegetation have long called the attention of researchers. Many protected cerrados in Conservation Units have not been floristically and structurally studied. This work conducted a floristic and phytosociological survey of the Parque Nacional da "Serra do Cipó" ("Serra do Cipó" National Park (19º22'01''S and 43º37'10''W. Twelve quadrats of 150 m² were established and all individuals with a stem circumference at ground level larger than or equal to 10 cm were sampled. A total of 44 species of 37 genera and 30 families were found. The richest families were Leguminosae Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae Mimosoideae and Guttiferae, with three species each. The most important species (VI were Hymenaea stigonocarpa, Allagoptera campestris, Diospyros hispida, Rapanea guianensis and Piptocarpha rotundifolia.

  10. Medicinal species with gastroprotective activity found in the Brazilian Cerrado.

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    Martins, José L R; Rodrigues, Oscar R L; de Sousa, Fábio B; Fajemiroye, James O; Galdino, Pablinny M; Florentino, Iziara F; Costa, Elson A

    2015-06-01

    Peptic and/or duodenal ulcers are characterized by diverse acute and chronic ulcerative lesions that commonly arise in any portion of the gastric mucosa that is exposed to the aggressive action of gastric acid. The pathophysiology of peptic ulcers has been attributed to an imbalance between aggressive and protective factors. In Brazil, medicinal plants are commonly used to treat this ailment. A country with great biodiversity, Brazil is considered a rich source of therapeutic products. There have been popular and pharmacological reports on the medicinal relevance of the Brazilian cerrado plant species, including Ananas ananassoides, Celtis iguanaea, Encholirium spectabile, Hymenaea stigonocarpa, Lafoensia pacari, Qualea grandiflora, Qualea parvifora, Mouriri pusa, Solanum lycocarpum, Solanum paniculatum, Serjania erecta, and Vochysia tucanorum, in the treatment of stomach disorders. The aim of the present review was to report on some of the Brazilian cerrado plants that are used in folk medicine because of their gastroprotective potential and to encourage novel studies in the search and preservation of plants with this therapeutic potential. © 2015 Société Française de Pharmacologie et de Thérapeutique.

  11. Degalactosylation of xyloglucans modify their pro-inflammatory properties on murine peritoneal macrophages.

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    do Rosário, Mariana Maia Taulois; Noleto, Guilhermina Rodrigues; de Oliveira Petkowicz, Carmen Lúcia

    2017-12-01

    Considering the potential applications of partially degalactosylated xyloglucans as a drug delivery vehicle and reconstruction of tissues, the aim of this study was to investigate whether degalactosylated xyloglucans are immunologically active. The effects of the degalactosylated xyloglucan from seeds of Copaifera langsdorffii (XGCd), Hymenaea courbaril (XGJd), and Tamarindus indica (XGTd) on murine peritoneal macrophages in vitro were evaluated. XGCd, XGJd, and XGTd stimulated NO production in a dose-dependent manner reaching ∼280% for XGTd at 50μg/mL. Regarding cytokines production, XGJd at 50μg/mL increased IL-1β level by ∼100% and XGCd (10μg/mL) enhanced IL-6 level by 40%. At 10μg/mL, XGTd increased TNF- α and IL-1β levels by 104 and 2370%, respectively, as compared to the control group. For IL-6, XGTd enhanced this cytokine production by 80% at all concentrations tested. XGTd exhibited the most intensive effects on the production of pro-inflammatory mediators by peritoneal macrophages. All degalactosylated xyloglucans evaluated showed not to be biologically inert. Thus, this finding is relevant for groups that are investigating the use of degalactosylated xyloglucan from T. indica for drug delivery and reconstruction of tissues. The effects observed could contribute to potentiate the immune system against infections or toxicity to tumor cells. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Tropical wood resistance to the West Indian drywood termite Cryptotermes brevis: If termites can't chew….

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    Cosme, Lírio; Haro, Marcelo M; Guedes, Nelsa Maria P; Della Lucia, Terezinha Maria C; Guedes, Raul Narciso C

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    The importance and impact of invasive species are usually considered based on their economic implications, particularly the direct damage that they cause. The West Indian drywood termite Cryptotermes brevis (Walker) is an example and is a concern in structural lumber, furniture, and other wood products. Despite its importance, its tropical wood preferences and the wood physical characteristics contributing to resistance have not been investigated to date. Here, we developed wood testing units to allow the X-ray recording of termite colonization and then subsequently tested tropical wood resistance to the termite through free-choice and no-choice bioassays using these wood testing units. The relevance of wood density and hardness as determinants of such resistance was also tested, as was termite mandible wear. The wood testing units used allowed the assessment of the termite infestation and wood area loss, enabling subsequent choice bioassays to be performed. While pine (Pinus sp.), jequitiba (Cariniana sp.) and angelim (Hymenolobium petraenum) exhibited the heaviest losses and highest infestations; cumaru (Dipteryx odorata), guariuba (Clarisia racemosa), and purpleheart (Peltogyne sp.) showed the lowest losses and infestations; courbaril (Hymenaea courbaril), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.), and tatajuba (Bagassa guianensis) exhibited intermediary results. Wood hardness and in particular wood density were key determinants of wood resistance to the termites, which exhibited lower infestations associated with greater mandible wear when infesting harder high-density wood. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.

  13. Utilization of nitrogen fixing trees

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    Brewbaker, J.L.; Beldt, R. van den; MacDicken, K.; Budowski, G.; Kass, D.C.L.; Russo, R.O.; Escalante, G.; Herrera, R.; Aranguren, J.; Arkcoll, D.B.; Doebereinger, J. (cord.)

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    Six papers from the symposium are noted. Brewbaker, J.L., Beldt, R. van den, MacDicken, K. Fuelwood uses and properties of nitrogen-fixing trees, pp 193-204, (Refs. 15). Includes a list of 35 nitrogen-fixing trees of high fuelwood value. Budowski, G.; Kass, D.C.L.; Russo, R.O. Leguminous trees for shade, pp 205-222, (Refs. 68). Escalante, G., Herrera, R., Aranguren, J.; Nitrogen fixation in shade trees (Erythrina poeppigiana) in cocoa plantations in northern Venezuela, pp 223-230, (Refs. 13). Arkcoll, D.B.; Some leguminous trees providing useful fruits in the North of Brazil, pp 235-239, (Refs. 13). This paper deals with Parkia platycephala, Pentaclethra macroloba, Swartzia sp., Cassia leiandra, Hymenaea courbaril, dipteryz odorata, Inga edulis, I. macrophylla, and I. cinnamonea. Baggio, A.J.; Possibilities of the use of Gliricidia sepium in agroforestry systems in Brazil, pp 241-243; (Refs. 15). Seiffert, N.F.; Biological nitrogen and protein production of Leucaena cultivars grown to supplement the nutrition of ruminants, pp 245-249, (Refs. 14). Leucaena leucocephala cv. Peru, L. campina grande (L. leucocephala), and L. cunningham (L. leucocephalae) were promising for use as browse by beef cattle in central Brazil.

  14. Party size and diet of syntopic atelids (Ateles chamek and Lagothrix cana) in Southwestern Brazilian Amazonia.

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    Iwanaga, S; Ferrari, S F

    2001-01-01

    Syntopic Alouatta seniculus, Ateles chamek and Lagothrix cana (Atelidae) were studied in southwestern Amazonia. Primate populations were first surveyed, and then the party size, diet and vertical spacing were monitored over a 5-month period. Atelids accounted for more than half the survey sightings and Lagothrix was the most abundant. Party sizes recorded for both Alouatta and Lagothrix during monitoring were significantly larger than those recorded during surveys, but no such difference was found for Ateles. Monitored parties were significantly larger in Lagothrix in comparison with either Alouatta or Ateles, as were groups of Ateles in comparison with Alouatta. Mean party size in Ateles decreased progressively during the course of the study, from 8.9 +/- 3.4 in June to 3.9 +/- 2.3 in October. Moraceae was the most important dietary resource for Ateles and Lagothrix, in terms of both feeding records and number of species exploited. There was considerable overlap in the plant taxa exploited, but some notable differences, such as the exclusive use of Hymenaea courbaril (Caesalpinaceae) by Lagothrix and of Euterpe precatoria (Arecaceae) by Ateles. As at other sites in the region, Ateles occupied significantly higher forest strata in comparison with Lagothrix. Despite the preliminary nature of the study, the results indicate a number of ecological differences between species that undoubtedly play an important role in niche separation. Copyright 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

  15. Nanometric organisation in blends of gellan/xyloglucan hydrogels.

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    de Souza, Clayton F; Riegel-Vidotti, Izabel C; Cardoso, Mateus B; Ono, Lucy; Lucyszyn, Neoli; Lubambo, Adriana F; Sens, Camila V; Grein-Iankovski, Aline; Sierakowski, Maria Rita

    2014-12-19

    Mixtures of gellan gum (GL) and a xyloglucan (XGJ) extracted from Hymenaea courbaril seeds were prepared in a solution of 0.15 mol L(-1) NaCl. Rheology measurements revealed that 2.4 g L(-1) pure GL formed a brittle hydrogel, and GL-XGJ blends showed improved pseudoplastic character with higher XGJ contents. SAXS analyses showed that the Rg dimensions ranged from 1.3 to 4.9 nm, with larger values occurring as the amount of XGJ increased, and diffusion tests indicated that better diffusion of methylene blue dye was obtained in the network with a higher XGJ content. AFM topographic images of the films deposited onto mica revealed fewer heterogeneous surfaces with increased XGJ contents. The water contact angle revealed more hydrophobic character on all of the films, and the wettability decreased with increasing amounts of XGJ. Therefore, the demonstrated benefit of using XGJ blends is the production of a soft material with improved interface properties. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. The conservation of native priority medicinal plants in a Caatinga area in Ceará, northeastern Brazil.

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    Santos, Maria O; Almeida, Bianca V DE; Ribeiro, Daiany A; Macêdo, Delmacia G DE; Macêdo, Márcia J F; Macedo, Julimery G F; Sousa, Francisca F S DE; Oliveira, Liana G S DE; Saraiva, Manuele E; Araújo, Thatiane M S; Souza, Marta M A

    2017-01-01

    Much of the Brazilian semiarid region faces a considerable process of degradation of natural resources, and ethnobotanical studies have collaborated with important information about the use and traditional knowledge, serving as a tool to design conservation strategies of native plant species. Thus, this study aimed to determine medicinal species meriting conservation priorities in a "Caatinga" area in the northeastern of Brazilian territory. The ethnobotanical data were collected through semi-structured interviews with key subjects selected through the "snowball" technique. The availability and species conservation priority was verified by relative density, risk of collection, local use and use of diversity in the forest fragment sampled. It was recorded 42 native medicinal plants and conservation priority score was calculated for seven species, including Mimosa tenuiflora, Hymenaea courbaril, Ximenia americana and Amburana cearensis need immediate conservation and attention, since their collection does not occur in a sustainable way. In order to ensure the perpetuation of the species and the sustainability of traditional therapeutic practice there needs to be a development of conservation practices of caatinga remaining to better conserve the species of the biome.

  17. Characterization of storage cell wall polysaccharides from Brazilian legume seeds and the formation of aqueous two-phase systems.

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    Franco, T T; Rodrigues, N R; Serra, G E; Panegassi, V R; Buckeridge, M S

    1996-05-17

    Cell wall storage polysaccharides from Brazilian legume seeds of Dimorphandra mollis, Schizolobium parahybum (galactomannans), Copaifera langsdorffii, Hymenaea courbaril (xyloglucans) and the galactan from cotyledons of the Mediterranean species Lupinus angustifolius were extracted and their apparent molecular masses were determined by high-performance size exclusion chromatography analysis. They were, to a large degree, polydisperse, showing molecular masses that varied from 100,000 to 2,000,000. Polyethylene glycol (PEG, 1500, 4000, 6000 and 8000), sodium citrate and dextran (73,000, 60,000-90,000, 505,000 and 2,000,000) were used for investigating phase formation with the seed polysaccharides. Galactomannans and xyloglucans demonstrated phase formation with sodium citrate concentrations lower than 30%, as well as dextrans and polyethylene glycol, and formed gels in the presence of high concentrations of sodium citrate (above 30%). Galactan did not promote phase formation with any of the reagents used. On the basis of the results obtained, the possibility of using legume seed polysaccharides for the partitioning and purification of polysaccharide enzymes in aqueous two-phase systems is suggested.

  18. Ethnopharmacology of medicinal plants of carrasco, northeastern Brazil.

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    Souza, Renata Kelly Dias; da Silva, Maria Arlene Pessoa; de Menezes, Irwin Rose Alencar; Ribeiro, Daiany Alves; Bezerra, Leilson Rocha; Souza, Marta Maria de Almeida

    2014-11-18

    The goal of this study was to conduct an ethnobotanical survey of medicinal species from the carrasco vegetation of the Araripe National Forest, state of Ceará, Brazil, as well as determining species with bioprospecting potential The ethnobotanical data were collected through semi-structured interviews and a free list. The relative importance of the plants cited was assessed, as well as species that stood out with respect to bodily systems, on the basis of informant consensus. A total of 32 species belonging to 29 genera and 20 families were recorded. Of this total, six species (19%) showed great versatility regarding their uses in regard to up to seven bodily systems. The therapeutic indications were grouped into 14 categories of bodily systems. Circulatory and genitourinary disorders, endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and undefined pain or disease showed the greatest consensus between informants. Ximenia americana, Himathantus drasticus, Stryphnodndron rotundifolium, Bowdichia virgilioides, and Hymenaea courbaril were the species warranting more in-depth study, on the basis of versatility and informant consensus on the uses of the species. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Influence of extraction conditions on properties of seed xyloglucan.

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    Kai, Karen Cristina; Petkowicz, Carmen Lúcia de Oliveira

    2010-03-01

    Xyloglucans are water-soluble polysaccharides that serve as storage in cotyledonary tissues from seeds of Hymenaea courbaril among other Leguminosae. The use of xyloglucans is dependent on their solution properties. We now examine the influence of different times of extractions on its properties. Xyloglucans were obtained from milled and defatted cotyledons of H. courbaril by aqueous extraction at 25 degrees C for 0.25, 0.5, 1, 5, 15, 24, and 48 h. Composition data showed that increase in time lead to the increased protein contamination and arabinose content. Xyloglucans obtained with longer times of extraction had an average molar mass greater than those obtained with shorter times. The hydrodynamic radius and the radius of gyration also increased with the increase in the time of extraction. The ratio R(g)/R(h) was calculated and the values decreased slightly for increasing times of extraction. The effect of time also affected the viscosity which increased with the increase in time of extraction, and the longer ones probably contributing to the aggregation of xyloglucans. 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. A novel xyloglucan film-based biosensor for toxicity assessment of ricin in castor seed meal.

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    Furtado, R F; Alves, C R; Moreira, A C O; Azevedo, R M; Dutra, R F

    2012-06-20

    Oil from the seed of the castor plant (Ricinus communis L.) is an important commodity for a number of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals to renewable energy resources. However, the seed and subsequent seed meal contain ricin (RCA60), a potent cytotoxin, making it an unusable product for animal feed. In order to investigate the efficiency of reducing the toxicity of the seed meal, a biosensor is proposed by exploring the lectin-carbohydrate binding. A gold electrode was assembled with a film of Xyloglucan (XG) extracted from Hymenaea courbaril L. The analytical response to RCA60 was obtained using a polyclonal antibody against RCA60 conjugated to peroxidase. The current responses were generated by reaction with H2O2 and amplified with hydroquinone as chemical mediator. Voltammetric studies showed that the XG film was tightly bound to the gold electrode. This biosensor allows discriminate lectins in native and denatured forms. The limit of detection of native RCA60 was 2.1 μg mL(-1). This proposed biosensor showed to be a potential and accurate method for toxicity assessment of the ricin in castor seed meal by simple polysaccharide film-electrode strategy. Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  1. EVALUATION OF SUBSTRATES AND AMF SPORULATION IN THE PRODUCTION OF SEEDLINGS OF NATIVE FOREST SPECIES

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    Luciana de Moura Gonzaga

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to evaluate organic substrates in the production of canafistula (Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub, cutieira (Joannesiaprinceps Vell., jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril L. and rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis M. Arg. seedlings, native trees with potential use in forest restoration programs. The design was completely randomized with 10 substrate formulations with 4 repetitions of 3 plants for the four species. The evaluated substrates consisted of soil, bovine manure (BM, poultry manure (PM, chemical fertilizer (CF and sand, in different proportions. The experiment was concluded at the end of 180 days for canafistula, cutieira and rubber and 210 days for jatoba. At the end of these periods, the root (RDM, shoot (SDM and total (TDM the dry matters of the seedlings were determined. Quantification of AMF spores and normalization between samples through SPORES/RDM correction were also performed. The Scott-Knott test at 5% probability was applied. Regarding biomass production, only canafistula had significant difference among the tested substrates. In relation to sporulation, the highest values were observed in cutieira and rubber tree in substrate containing PM. The substrates composed of 40 or 50% soil + 20% sand + 30% or 40 PM for canafistula; 50% soil + 20% sand + 30% PM for cutieira; and for jatoba and rubber tree 60% soil + 20% sand + 20% PM, enabled the best results in terms of biomass production in seedlings and AMF sporulation.

  2. Espécies da Caatinga como alternativa para o desenvolvimento de novos fitofármacos

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    Lécio Resende Pereira Júnior

    Full Text Available Grande parte do semiárido brasileiro encontra-se em avançado processo de degradação e poucos estudos direcionam seu desenvolvimento em consonância com essa realidade. Diante deste contexto, foi realizado um levantamento etnobotânico, a fim de subsidiar pesquisas sobre fitofármacos ocorrentes em espécies da Caatinga. Para tal, foram aplicados questionários a 256 famílias, visando a documentar o conhecimento local referente às espécies arbustivo-arbóreas utilizadas como medicinais pela população rural do município de Monteiro-PB. Procurou-se, por meio do levantamento florístico de um fragmento florestal, com aproximadamente 30 anos de conservação, verificar a distribuição das espécies citadas nas entrevistas. Constataram-se 37 espécies identificadas no fragmento florestal avaliado e 38 no levantamento etnobotânico, com 14 espécies em comum entre os levantamentos. As espécies Myracrodruon urundeuva, Sideroxylon obtusifolium, Amburana cearensis, Triplaris gardneriana, Anadenanthera colubrina, Hymenaea courbaril e Bauhinia cheilantha apresentaram-se promissoras para pesquisas voltadas à obtenção de fitofármacos.

  3. Sectional analysis for volume determination and selection of volume equations for the Tapajos Nacional Forest

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    Renato Bezerra da Silva Ribeiro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to analyze different sections lengths for volume determination, fitting of volumetric models for timber production estimation in an area of forest management in the Tapajós National Forest (FNT. Six treatments for sectioning were tested in 152 logs of 12 commercial species. The obtained volumes were statistically compared by analysis of variance (ANOVA for the choice of the best method of sectioning and calculating the actual volume of 2,094 sample trees in different diameter commercial classes. Ten mathematical models were fitted to the whole data and to the species Manilkara huberi (Ducke Chevalier (maçaranduba Lecythis lurida (Miers Samori (jarana and Hymenaea courbaril L. (Jatobá. The criteria to choose the best model were adjusted coefficient of determination in percentage (R2adj%, standard error of estimate in percentage (Syx%, significance of the parameters, normality of residuals, Variance Inflation Factor (VIF and residuals graphic distribution. There was no statistical difference between the methods of sectioning and thus the total length of the logs was more operational in the field. The models in logarithmic form of Schumacher and Hall and Spurr were the best to estimate the volume for the species and for the whole sample set.

  4. Analysis of xyloglucans by ambient chloride attachment ionization tandem mass spectrometry.

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    Vinueza, Nelson R; Gallardo, Vanessa A; Klimek, John F; Carpita, Nicholas C; Kenttämaa, Hilkka I

    2013-10-15

    Xyloglucan oligomers obtained upon enzyme digestion from Hymenaea courbaril, Arabidopsis Columbia-0 and mur3 were ionized and analyzed by using chloride anion attachment electrospray ionization (ESI) and tandem mass spectrometry. MW determination and structural elucidation of several xyloglucan oligomers was performed directly from the mixture solutions without sample pretreatment or derivatization. Sodium cation attachment was used to determine the number of xyloglucans present in the mixtures and their MWs. However, tandem mass spectrometry results showed that structure elucidation based on the sodium adducts is ambiguous. Chloride anion also forms stable adducts with these xyloglucans upon ESI. These adducts can be readily identified due to the chlorine isotope pattern. The mass spectral profile of xyloglucans obtained for the mixtures matches the HPAEC results, thus validating this methodology for the determination of the xyloglucan composition and the MW of each xyloglucan. Upon collisional activation in MS(2) experiments, the chloride anion adducts readily lose HCl, which helps verify the molecular weight of each xyloglucan. Isolating the resulting anion (deprotonated oligomer) and subjecting it to further collision-activated dissociation experiments (MS(n); n=3-4) yields useful structural information that allows the differentiation between isomeric anions and hence determination of the sequence of the xyloglucan oligomers. The deprotonated oligomers fragment by a stepwise loss of sugar units from the reducing end. Copyright © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  5. Essential Oils from Leaves of Medicinal Plants of Brazilian Flora: Chemical Composition and Activity against Candida Species.

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    Costa, Maria da Conceição Mendes Ferreira da; Silva, Alexandre Gomes da; Silva, Ana Paula Sant'Anna da; Lima, Vera Lúcia de Menezes; Bezerra-Silva, Patrícia Cristina; Rocha, Suyana Karolyne Lino da; Navarro, Daniela Maria do Amaral Ferraz; Correia, Maria Tereza Dos Santos; Napoleão, Thiago Henrique; Silva, Márcia Vanusa da; Paiva, Patrícia Maria Guedes

    2017-05-03

    Background : The biotechnological potential of medicinal plants from Brazilian Caatinga and the Atlantic Forest has not been extensively studied. Thus, screening programs are important in prospecting for compounds for developing new drugs. The purpose of this study was to determine the chemical composition and to evaluate the anti- Candida activity of essential oils from leaves of Hymenaea courbaril var. courbaril , Myroxylon peruiferum , and Vismia guianensis . Methods : The oils were extracted through hydrodistillation and their chemical compositions were analyzed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. Antifungal activity against C. albicans , C. tropicalis , C. parapsilosis , C. glabrata , and C. krusei was evaluated by determining the minimal inhibitory (MIC) and fungicidal (MFC) concentrations. Results : The major compounds of the oils were caryophyllene oxide and trans -caryophyllene for H. courbaril ; spathulenol, α-pinene, and caryophyllene oxide for M. peruiferum ; and caryophyllene oxide and humulene epoxide II for V. guianensis oil. The oils showed antifungal activity against all the strains tested, and the MIC values ranged between 0.625 and 1.25 μL/mL and MFC from 0.625 to 2.5 μL/mL. Conclusion : The essential oils from the species studied have the potential to be evaluated as clinical applications in the treatment of candidiasis.

  6. SPAD-502 readings in response to photon fluence in leaves with different chlorophyll content

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    Helena Cristina Santos Nascimento

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The chlorophyll meter (SPAD-502 is widely used to estimate chlorophyll content, but non-uniform chloroplast distribution can affect its accuracy. This study aimed to assess the effect of photon fluence (F, irradiance x time of illumination in leaves with different chlorophyll content and determine the effect of chlorophyll a/b on SPAD values of four tropical tree species (Croton draconoides Müll. Arg., Hevea guianensis Aubl., Hymenaea courbaril L. and Matisia cordata H.B.K.. There were also determined calibration equations for the chlorophyll meter and assessed the effect of F on SPAD values between 07:00 h and 17:00 h. Calibration equations were obtained after determining leaf chlorophyll content in the laboratory. Increases in F with time caused a reduction in SPAD values in species with a high chlorophyll content, with reductions of 20% in M. cordata and 10% in H. guianensis. Leaves of C. draconoides and H. courbaril had lower chlorophyll content and showed no changes in SPAD values with increase in F. The chlorophyll a/b ratio increased with SPAD values and the SPAD/chlorophyll relationship was best described by an exponential equation. It seems that F may affect SPAD values in leaves with high chlorophyll content, probably due to non-uniform chloroplast distribution at high irradiance. This indicates that SPAD values tend to be more accurate if recorded early in morning when irradiance is low.

  7. Nanocomposites coated with xyloglucan for drug delivery: In vitro studies.

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    Ribeiro, C; Arizaga, G G C; Wypych, F; Sierakowski, M-R

    2009-02-09

    Enalaprilate (Enal), an active pharmaceutical component, was intercalated into a layered double hydroxide (Mg/Al-LDH) by an ion exchange reaction. The use of a layered double hydroxide (LDH) to release active drugs is limited by the low pH of the stomach (pH approximately 1.2), in whose condition it is readily dissolved. To overcome this limitation, xyloglucan (XG) extracted from Hymenaea courbaril (jatobá) seeds, Brazilian species, was used to protect the LDH and allow the drug to pass through the gastrointestinal tract. All the materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, elemental analyses, transmission electronic microscopy, thermal analyses, and a kinetic study of the in vitro release was monitored by ultraviolet spectroscopy. The resulting hybrid system containing HDL-Enal-XG(3) slowly released the Enal. In an 8-h of test, the system protected 40% (w/v) of the drug. The kinetic profile showed that the drug release was a co-effect behavior, involving dissolution of inorganic material and ion exchange between the intercalated anions in the lamella and those of phosphate in the buffer solution. The nanocomposite coated protection with XG was therefore efficient in obtaining a slow release of Enal.

  8. The impact of tree age on biomass growth and carbon accumulation capacity: A retrospective analysis using tree ring data of three tropical tree species grown in natural forests of Suriname.

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    Michael Köhl

    Full Text Available The world's forests play a pivotal role in the mitigation of global climate change. By photosynthesis they remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store carbon in their biomass. While old trees are generally acknowledged for a long carbon residence time, there is no consensus on their contribution to carbon accumulation due to a lack of long-term individual tree data. Tree ring analyses, which use anatomical differences in the annual formation of wood for dating growth zones, are a retrospective approach that provides growth patterns of individual trees over their entire lifetime. We developed time series of diameter growth and related annual carbon accumulation for 61 trees of the species Cedrela odorata L. (Meliacea, Hymenaea courbaril L. (Fabacea and Goupia glabra Aubl. (Goupiacea. The trees grew in unmanaged tropical wet-forests of Suriname and reached ages from 84 to 255 years. Most of the trees show positive trends of diameter growth and carbon accumulation over time. For some trees we observed fluctuating growth-periods of lower growth alternate with periods of increased growth. In the last quarter of their lifetime trees accumulate on average between 39 percent (C. odorata and 50 percent (G. glabra of their final carbon stock. This suggests that old-growth trees in tropical forests do not only contribute to carbon stocks by long carbon resistance times, but maintain high rates of carbon accumulation at later stages of their life time.

  9. Jatobá seedlings emergence and growth with the use of biostimulant and shading

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    Luciane Pierezan

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This research evaluated the emergence and initial growth of treated jatobá (Hymenaea coubaril L. seedlings with vegetable biostimulant (Stimulate® and under shading. After scarification, seeds were treated with biostimulant in doses of 15, 25 and 35 mL for every 0.5 kg of seeds, besides the control. The sowing was carried out in cell trays with substratum composed by soil + sand + plantimax® according to the proportion 1:1:1(v:v. The emergence speed index, diameter, leaf area, stem height, root lenght, leaf dry mass, root and total dry mass, stem/root dry mass ratio, stem /diameter ratio and Dickson Quality Index were evaluated. The seedlings were transplanted 100 days after sowing to 10 x 20 cm polyethylene bags with the same substratum and they were kept under 50 and 30% of light and full light. Height, diameter, chlorophyll were evaluated 162, 178, 194, 210 e 226 days after the sowing and stomatal conductance, photosynthetic and transpiration rate were evaluated 226 days after the sowing. The Stimulate doses used inhibited the seedlings emergence and initial growth. The emergence was higher without the use of the biostimulant. The greatest contents of chlorophyll were observed under 30% of light, and the lowest photosynthesis under full sun. The biostimulant highest doses inhibited the metabolic process, leading to the lower growth of the seedlings that in this phase can be cultivated in shadow conditions.

  10. Multiple forms of endo-1,4-beta-glucanases in the endosperm of Euphorbia heterophylla L.

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    Suda, Cecilia N K; Giorgini, Jarbas F

    2003-09-01

    Germinating seeds of Euphorbia heterophylla L. contain endo-1,4-beta-glucanases which degrade carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). The activity decreased approximately 66% in extracts of endosperm containing isopropanol or ethanol. The endoglucanases were isolated from endosperm extracts using ammonium sulphate fractionation followed by Sephacryl S-100-HR chromatography resulting in two main peaks: I and II. Peak I endoglucanase was further purified about 15-fold on DEAE-Sephadex A50 and then by affinity chromatography (CF11-cellulose). Peak II endoglucanases were further purified 10-fold on CM-cellulose chromatography. The results indicated the occurrence of a 66 kDa endoglucanase (fractionated by SDS-PAGE and visualized by activity staining using Congo Red). Several acidic (pI 3.0 to 5.7) and basic (pI 8.5 to 10.0) forms from both peaks which differed in their capacities for degrading CMC or xyloglucans from Copaifera langsdorffii or Hymenaea courbaril were detected.

  11. DETERMINATION OF PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE WOOD OF FIVE WOODEN SPECIES FROM SOUTHERN AMAZON

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    D. A. Rodrigues

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of woods from the Southern Amazon by conventional methods. It was selected typical species from the Southern Amazon: Peltogyne lecointei Ducke (FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDAE (roxinho, Erisma uncinatum Willd. (VOCHYSIACEAE (cedrinho, Hymenaea courbaril L. (FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDAE (jatobá, Hymenolobium petraeum Ducke (FABACEAE-FABOIDEAE (angelim pedra e Trattinnickia burseraefolia (Mart. Willd. (BURSERACEAE (amescla. The determination of the physical properties followed the COPANT standards, for the mechanical properties it was made some tests on the universal testing machine in accordance with the technical standards COPANT. This study indicates that the density strongly influences the mechanical strength of the wood. By Comparison with the literature it was inferred that there is distinction between the studied species native from the Southern Amazon, compared to exotic species, which generates diversification of materials for the timber industry. It was clear that the quality of wood for certain uses can be improved, modified, minimizes or controlled with the work of forestry and industrial production sectors, integrating foresters with engineers and technicians from the processing area.

  12. The conservation of native priority medicinal plants in a Caatinga area in Ceará, northeastern Brazil

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    MARIA O. SANTOS

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Much of the Brazilian semiarid region faces a considerable process of degradation of natural resources, and ethnobotanical studies have collaborated with important information about the use and traditional knowledge, serving as a tool to design conservation strategies of native plant species. Thus, this study aimed to determine medicinal species meriting conservation priorities in a “Caatinga” area in the northeastern of Brazilian territory. The ethnobotanical data were collected through semi-structured interviews with key subjects selected through the “snowball” technique. The availability and species conservation priority was verified by relative density, risk of collection, local use and use of diversity in the forest fragment sampled. It was recorded 42 native medicinal plants and conservation priority score was calculated for seven species, including Mimosa tenuiflora, Hymenaea courbaril, Ximenia americana and Amburana cearensis need immediate conservation and attention, since their collection does not occur in a sustainable way. In order to ensure the perpetuation of the species and the sustainability of traditional therapeutic practice there needs to be a development of conservation practices of caatinga remaining to better conserve the species of the biome.

  13. The impact of tree age on biomass growth and carbon accumulation capacity: A retrospective analysis using tree ring data of three tropical tree species grown in natural forests of Suriname.

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    Köhl, Michael; Neupane, Prem R; Lotfiomran, Neda

    2017-01-01

    The world's forests play a pivotal role in the mitigation of global climate change. By photosynthesis they remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store carbon in their biomass. While old trees are generally acknowledged for a long carbon residence time, there is no consensus on their contribution to carbon accumulation due to a lack of long-term individual tree data. Tree ring analyses, which use anatomical differences in the annual formation of wood for dating growth zones, are a retrospective approach that provides growth patterns of individual trees over their entire lifetime. We developed time series of diameter growth and related annual carbon accumulation for 61 trees of the species Cedrela odorata L. (Meliacea), Hymenaea courbaril L. (Fabacea) and Goupia glabra Aubl. (Goupiacea). The trees grew in unmanaged tropical wet-forests of Suriname and reached ages from 84 to 255 years. Most of the trees show positive trends of diameter growth and carbon accumulation over time. For some trees we observed fluctuating growth-periods of lower growth alternate with periods of increased growth. In the last quarter of their lifetime trees accumulate on average between 39 percent (C. odorata) and 50 percent (G. glabra) of their final carbon stock. This suggests that old-growth trees in tropical forests do not only contribute to carbon stocks by long carbon resistance times, but maintain high rates of carbon accumulation at later stages of their life time.

  14. Silviculture conditions and wood properties of Samanea saman and Enterolobium cyclocarpum in 19-year-old mixed plantations

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    M.F. Obando

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Aim of study: The objective of this work is to examine wood properties of a mixed plantation of Samanea saman and Enterolobium cyclocarpum, combined with native species of Costa Rica.Area of study: Mixed plantation in dry tropical zone of Costa Rica.Material and Methods: It was measured by total diameter, heartwood, bark thickness, several physical wood properties (green density, specific gravity, volumetric, tangential and radial shrinkage and moisture content and wood color.Main results: The largest of this diameter are reached when S. saman is planted with E. cyclocarpum, E. cyclocarpum and Swietenia macrophylla and Simarouba glauca. Meanwhile the largest total diameter and heartwood in E. cyclocarpum was found when this species is planted with Dalbergia retusa. Heartwood percentage, bark percentage, and some physical properties are not affected when S. saman or E. cyclocarpum are planted with other species. However, parameters of wood color were affected mixture plantation of S. saman or E. cyclocarpum with other species. The lowest difference between wood from mixed plantations and wood from trees growing in native forests is produced when S. saman is mixed with E. cyclocarpum, but this last species is mixed with Hymenaea courbaril and produced wood with the lowest difference in wood color compared to trees growing in the natural forest.Research highlights: S. saman and E. cyclocarpum tress planted in a mixed plantation produce variation in breast diameter, physical properties, heartwood percentage and wood color.Keywords: silvicultural condition; wood properties; tropical species; plantation species.

  15. Nesting behavior of Centris (Hemisiella) vittata Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in an area of the Cerrado in the northeast of the State of Maranhão, Brazil.

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    Ramos, Marina; de Albuquerque, Patrícia; Rêgo, Márcia

    2010-01-01

    The nesting behavior of Centris (Hemisiella) vittata Lepeletier was studied in the Urbano Santos Cerrado in the northeast of Maranhão State, Brazil. To date, this species has only been studied in trap-nests. The nesting behavior of this species in a natural condition is recorded for the first time. Nesting occurred in preexisting holes in dead trunks of aroeira, Astronium myracrodruon (Anacardiaceae), at the end of the rainy season. The cells were constructed with a mixture of sand and oil. After finishing the nests, females used only oil to line the entrance wall. Two females collected sand at the same time to build their nests, and another one was seen collecting resources at Byrsonima sp. (Malpighiaceae). The pollen load of one bee was analyzed and was found to contain mainly Hymenaea courbaril (Leg-Caesalpiniaceae). Development from egg to adult took about 60 days. Protandry was observed, being males smaller than females. The nests were parasitized by Coleoptera and Diptera. However, the females only showed aggressive behavior against females of the same species or genus.

  16. Quantificação e Avaliação das Principais Espécies Florestais Licenciadas no Estado do Acre de 2005 a 2012

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    Flávia Alessandra Pinheiro da Rocha Cordeiro e Silva

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar, identificar e quantificar os 15 principais gêneros e espécies florestais exploradas legalmente no estado do Acre, na Amazônia brasileira, bem como analisar o número de autorizações emitidas para exploração de florestas manejadas, o volume de madeira e a área de manejo licenciada pelo Instituto de Meio Ambiente do Acre de janeiro de 2005 a agosto de 2012. Os dados coletados demonstraram que a área e o volume de madeira licenciados apresentaram um crescimento no período analisado, atingindo o ápice em 2010 e 2011, respectivamente. Os 15 principais gêneros e espécies licenciados foram: cumaru-ferro (Dipteryx spp., garapeira (Apuleia spp., sumaúma (Ceiba spp., açacu (Hura crepitans L., matamatá (Eschweilera spp., jatobá (Hymenaea spp., tauari (Couratari spp., manitê (Brosimun spp., caucho (Castilla ulei Warb., cedro (Cedrela spp., guariúba (Clarisia racemosa Ruiz e Pav., faveira (Parkia spp., copaíba (Copaifera spp., guaribeiro (Phyllocarpus riedelii Tul. e abiurana (Pouteria spp..

  17. Occurrence of leguminous trees

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    Kirkbride, J.H.; Arkcoll, D.B.A.; Turnbull, J.W.; Magalhaes, L.M.S.; Fernandes, N.P.

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    Five papers from the symposium are presented. Kirkbride, J.H. Jr.; Legumes of the cerrado. pp 23-46 (Refs. 55) A review is given. Some 548 legume species in 59 genera are listed that have been reported from cerrado vegetation. Felker, P.; Legume trees in semi-arid and arid areas. pp 47-59 (Refs. 41) A review is given of worldwide research activities. Arkcoll, D.B.; A comparison of some fast growing species suitable for woodlots in the wet tropics. pp 61-68 (Refs. 9) Studies are described near Manaus on intensive silviculture (for fuelwood production) of Eucalyptus deglupta, Cedrelinga catanaeformis (catenaeformis), Jacaranda copaia, and Inga edulis. Turnbull, J.W.; Six phyllodinous Acacia species for planting in the humid tropical lowlands. pp 69-73 (Refs. 14) Distribution, ecology, growth, and utilization are described for A. auriculiformis, A. mangium, A. aulacocarpa, A. crassicarpa, A. cincinnata, and A. polystachya. Magalhaes, L.M.S., Fernandes, N.P.; Experimental stands of leguminous trees in the Manaus region. pp 75-79 (Refs. 8) Performance up to age 20 yr of Cedrelinga catenaeformis, Dalbergia nigra, Dinizia excelsa, Dipteryx odorata, Dipteryx sp., Diplotropis sp., Eperua bijuga, Pithecellobium racemosum, Vouacapoua pallidior, and Hymenaea sp. is described.

  18. Ultrasonic Measurements In Brazilian Hardwood

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    Fabiana Goia R. de Oliveira

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports on a study of the application of ultrasound waves in wood with the purpose of evaluating the latter's mechanical properties. The evaluation is based on the correlation between the speed of sound, modulus of elasticity and density. The speed of transmission is sensitive to the material's quality-determining factors; hence, this technique is an important industrial tool to improve the quality control of processes. The species used in the experimental procedure were "cupiúba" (Goupia glabra and "jatobá" (Hymenaea sp. Tests were carried out to determine the properties of apparent density at 12% humidity content (rhoap,12%, modulus of elasticity in static deflection (E M, and modulus of rupture (MOR. Ultrasound tests were also performed to find the stiffness matrix coefficient (C LL, for purposes of comparison with the static findings. The results and analyses lead us to conclude that the nondestructive ultrasound method can be employed to obtain reliable evaluations of the mechanical properties of dicotyledons.

  19. Interferência da disponibilidade de luz na resposta à adubação de plantios de enriquecimento com leguminosas arbóreas

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    Marco Aurélio de Carvalho Silva

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a interferência da disponibilidade de luz na resposta à adubação de plantios de enriquecimento da capoeira com leguminosas arbóreas. As espécies Hymenaea courbaril, Stryphnodendron guianense, Parkia platycephala e Stryphnodendron microstachyum foram plantadas em capoeira, sob três tratamentos de fertilização: adubação orgânica, adubação orgânica acrescida de mineral e ausência de adubação. A disponibilidade de luz condicionou a resposta de P. platycephala e H. courbaril à fertilização. A aleatorização não foi suficiente para garantir condições semelhantes de luz nos plantios de enriquecimento. A variação na quantidade de luz incidente no sub‑bosque compromete a correta avaliação dos tratamentos de fertilização.

  20. Produção de lamelas em serra de fita horizontal múltipla para fabricação de piso engenheirado de madeira

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    Raquel Marchesan

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a relação da velocidade de avanço de um modelo de serra fita horizontal na qualidade final das lamelas de quatro espécies de madeira utilizadas na produção de pisos engenheirados: jatobá (Hymenaea courbari L., muiracatiara (Astronium lecointei, amendoim (Pterogyne nitens e sucupira (Bowdichia nitida. Foram estudadas as distribuições das espessuras das lamelas com relação à velocidade de avanço, considerando-se o tipo de madeira, a especificação do controle de qualidade e a existência de marcas na superfície. Os resultados mostraram que o amendoim apresentou maior aproveitamento na produção de lamelas, enquanto que o jatobá foi a espécie que sofreu maior perda no processo de produção. A velocidade de avanço que apresentou os menores índices de desclassificação de lamelas foi de 8 m/min, sendo a mais indicada para produção de lamelas.

  1. Essential Oils from Leaves of Medicinal Plants of Brazilian Flora: Chemical Composition and Activity against Candida Species

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    Maria da Conceição Mendes Ferreira da Costa

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: The biotechnological potential of medicinal plants from Brazilian Caatinga and the Atlantic Forest has not been extensively studied. Thus, screening programs are important in prospecting for compounds for developing new drugs. The purpose of this study was to determine the chemical composition and to evaluate the anti-Candida activity of essential oils from leaves of Hymenaea courbaril var. courbaril, Myroxylon peruiferum, and Vismia guianensis. Methods: The oils were extracted through hydrodistillation and their chemical compositions were analyzed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. Antifungal activity against C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. glabrata, and C. krusei was evaluated by determining the minimal inhibitory (MIC and fungicidal (MFC concentrations. Results: The major compounds of the oils were caryophyllene oxide and trans-caryophyllene for H. courbaril; spathulenol, α-pinene, and caryophyllene oxide for M. peruiferum; and caryophyllene oxide and humulene epoxide II for V. guianensis oil. The oils showed antifungal activity against all the strains tested, and the MIC values ranged between 0.625 and 1.25 μL/mL and MFC from 0.625 to 2.5 μL/mL. Conclusion: The essential oils from the species studied have the potential to be evaluated as clinical applications in the treatment of candidiasis.

  2. The molecular composition of ambers

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    Grimalt, J.O.; Simoneit, B.R.T.; Hatcher, P.G.; Nissenbaum, A.

    1988-01-01

    Bulk (elemental composition, IR, CP/MAS 13C NMR) and molecular (GC-MS) analyses have been performed on a series of ambers and resins derived from different locations (Dominican Republic, Philippines, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Chile) having diverse botanical affinities (Araucariaceae, Hymenaea) and variable age (from Holocene to Early Cretaceous). No major differences have been observed from the elemental composition and the spectroscopic data; however, the molecular analyses of the solvent extractable fraction show that a specific mixture of components is present in each sample. These are mainly diterpenoid products that in general are also found abundantly in the higher plants from which the ambers and resins originate. Nevertheless, a direct relationship between major terpenoid constituents in fossil resins and precursor plant materials can only be established for the younger samples. Irrespective of the geographical or botanical origin of the ambers and resins, several common age-dependent molecular transformation trends can be recognized: (1) progressive loss of olefinic bonds (especially those located in exocyclic positions), (2) decrease of functionalized products, and (3) increasing proportion of aromatized components. However, even in the samples of older age (Cretaceous) the degree of aromatization is very low when compared with that of other higher-plant related materials such as fossilized woods or low rank coals. This indicates that maturation must involve essentially olefin polymerization processes instead of extensive aromatization. ?? 1988.

  3. Amber: the organic gemstone.

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    Lambert, Joseph B; Poinar, George O

    2002-08-01

    Resins are produced by woody plants on a worldwide basis. We have found several distinct classes of modern diterpenoid resins based phenomenologically on the solid-state (13)C NMR spectra of the bulk material. Resin fossilizes over millions of years into a robust material sometimes called amber. We have characterized several hundred samples of fossil resin by solid-state (13)C NMR spectroscopy. We can relate one globe-spanning group of fossil resins to the modern genus Agathis, based on spectral evolution over time. A second large group has not been related with certainty to specific modern plants. Fossil resins from Europe fall into two categories, the famous Baltic ambers and another that resembles the Agathis group. Fossil resins from the Americas and Africa are closely related to the modern genus Hymenaea. Based on spectral distinctions, fossil resin found in an archaeological context sometimes can be assigned to a specific geographical origin on the basis of its (13)C NMR spectrum.

  4. Polyhydroxyalkanoate production from unexplored sugar substrates

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    Alejandro Salazar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La producción de biopolímeros a escala industrial es restringida por los elevados costos de producción, en comparación con aquellos asociados a polímeros sintéticos (no biodegradables y no biocompatibles. En este estudio evaluamos por primera vez dos sustratos de carbono de bajo costo (i.e. pulpa de algarrobo y jugo de fique para la producción a escala de laboratorio de polyhydroxyalcanoato (PHA con Bacillus megaterium. La detección e identificación de PHA se hizo mediante cromatografía de gases con detector selectivo de masas operado en el modo de Monitoreo de Ion Selectivo (GC-MS/SIM. Los resultados sugieren que la producción de PHA a partir de pulpa de algarrobo (de Hymenaea courbaril puede ser tan alta como con melaza de caña. Más aún, puede servir para la síntesis del tipo de PHA más comercializado (i.e. polihidroxibutirato; PHB y/o de otras variedades (e.g. polihidroxi-butirato-co-valerato; PHBV con diferentes propiedades y posibles aplicaciones.

  5. Antioxidant properties of species from the Brazilian cerrado by different assays

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    K.S. Farias

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to screen the antioxidant activity of medicinal plant extracts from the Brazilian cerrado, through other methods than the total phenolic content and its correlation with the antioxidant activity. Ethanolic extracts of ten species were evaluated through three antioxidant assays, in vitro, including 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH, total antioxidant activity and reducing power; and by using the Folin-Ciocalteu method the total phenolic content was determined. Ethanolic extracts of Stryphnodendron obovatum, Cecropia pachystachya and Duguetia furfuraceae showed strong antioxidant activity (IC50<5 µg mL-1 in the DPPH free radical scavenging assay; the species Vernonia phosphorea, Hymenaea stignocarpa and Jacaranda ulei may also be highlighted. These results were confirmed in the assays of total antioxidant capacity and reducing power. The extracts of S. obovatum and V. phosphorea showed an abundant phenolic content; therefore, the phenolic content may play a role in the antioxidant activity. These two species, traditionally used in Brazil, showed great power in these assay systems and may be a promising source for the development of natural antioxidants and future candidates for phytochemical and pharmacological studies in related diseases.

  6. Analysis of the feeding habits of the swallow-tailed hummingbird, Eupetomena macroura (Gmelin, 1788, in an urban park in southeastern Brazil

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to observe and describe the feeding habits and available food resources of the swallow-tailed hummingbird, Eupetomena macroura. The study was carried out in a municipal park located in the city of Taubaté, in the state of São Paulo. The observations took place between December 2003 and October 2004, recording the following variables: 1 the plant species visited for feeding and territorial defense; 2 the kinds of food resources; and 3 the kinds of flight to procure and obtain food. E. macroura visited 12 plant species. For territorial defense, Mangifera indica was the most visited, whereas Malvaviscus arboreus was most visited for feeding. The foliage was the plant part that received the most frequent visits. In order to obtain nectar, the only species visited was M. arboreus; to obtain arthropods, the species most visited were Mangifera indica and Hymenaea stilbocarpa. In the dry season, the hummingbirds visited flowers, whereas in the rainy season they visited leaves to acquire food. The arthropod groups most frequently found on leafy branches were Homoptera and Psocoptera. Finally, the results of the type of flight analysis showed that flight used to capture food was more often observed than were flights to search for food. In conclusion, these observations suggest that E. macroura shows plasticity in feeding behavior, which can help it to persist in urban areas.

  7. COMPARISON BETWEEN TEST METHODS TO DETERMINE WOOD EMBEDMENT STRENGTH PARALLEL TO THE GRAIN

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    Diego Henrique de Almeida

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This study compares the test methods according to the ABNT NBR 7190:1997, EN 383:2007, ASTM D5764:2007, EUROCODE 5:2004, NDS:2001 standards in order to provide support to establish a new test method for determining the embedment strength of wood parallel to the grain. Parallel-to-grain tests were carried out for six wood species (Schizolobium amazonicum; Pinus elliottii; Pinus oocarpa; Hymenaea spp.; Lyptus(r: hybrid Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus urophylla, and Goupia glabra using four diameters (8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm and 16 mm for the metal pin fasteners (bolts. The experimental results obtained according to the EN 383:2007 standard were closer to the specific values for the metal-dowel connections design used by ABNT NBR 7190:1997, which are considered equal compression parallel to the grain. The use of maximum embedment force or the force causing displacement of 5 mm between the bolt and the test-piece as criteria for determining embedment strength for EN 383:2007 appears to be more appropriate than the criteria used by the Brazilian and American Standards.

  8. Progress in Late Cretaceous planktonic foraminiferal stable isotope paleoecology and implications for paleoceanographic reconstructions

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    Petrizzo, Maria Rose; Falzoni, Francesca; Huber, Brian T.; MacLeod, Kenneth G.

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    were adapted to shallow layers and eutrophic environments (Falzoni et al., 2013; Falzoni et al., in prep.). Interestingly, globigeriniform planktonic foraminifera with meridional ornamentation (Paracostellagerina and Rugoglobigerina), a morphological feature generally considered to be genetically controlled and thus taxonomically significant, typically yield higher δ13C values than co-occurring finely ornamented morphotypes (Petrizzo et al., 2008). A possible explanation to these results invokes the presence of facultative photosymbionts enhancing test calcification or alternatively, the occurrence of ecophenotypes adapted to a different sea-surface 13C/12C ratio within the same fossil species (Falzoni et al., 2014). Finally, we discuss evidences against the traditional species depth-distribution model and highlight the restrictions in performing Late Cretaceous paleoenvironmental and paleoceanographic reconstructions based on shell morphology and/or inferred life strategies of planktonic foraminifera. References Falzoni, F., Petrizzo, M.R., MacLeod, K.G., Huber, B.T. (2013). Santonian-Campanian planktonic foraminifera from Tanzania, Shatsky Rise and Exmouth Plateau: species depth ecology and paleoceanographic inferences. Marine Micropaleontology 103, 15-29. Falzoni, F., Petrizzo, M.R., Huber, B.T., MacLeod, K.G. (2014). Insights into the meridional ornamentation of the planktonic foraminiferal genus Rugoglobigerina (Late Cretaceous) and implications for taxonomy. Cretaceous Research 47, 87-104. Petrizzo, M.R., Huber, B.T., Wilson, P.A., MacLeod, K.G. (2008). Late Albian paleoceanography of the western subtropical North Atlantic. Paleoceanography 23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007PA001517 (PA1213).

  9. A theory of family, economy, and gender.

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    Huber, J

    1988-03-01

    Historically, the requirements of population replacement have interacted with modes of subsistence technology to shape the differential distribution of power and prestige by sex. Two assumptions undergird Huber's argument: in all societies, producers have more power than consumers; those who control the distribution of valued goods beyond the family have the most power. Evidence comes from societies based on foraging, the hoe, the plow, herding, and industrial technologies. Huber concludes that changes in the work people do have altered the stratification and family systems of plow societies. Declines in mortality and fertility and changes in lactation customs have reduced the time that women spend pregnant or nursing. Increases in educational levels and employment rates enable women to provide sizable shares of family income. These trends have increased the centrality of individual goal attainment in the Western ideational system. Now women, along with men, have been swept into the occupational streams of the industrial revolution, though not quite into the mainstream. Still in question is the extent to which women will hold a fair share of top positions. This will hinge on responsibility for housework and childcare early in a woman's career, a time when most single parents or couples lack resources to command full-time quality care for the daily needs of their children. Ambitious women can avoid much conflict by remaining childless, but that is the point; ambitious men need not make that choice. Women cannot become men's social equals until the most talented women can aspire as realistically as their male counterparts to contribute in proportion to their talents. Thus, the overlap of family, economy, and gender, reshaped by continuing technological change, continues to affect women's status. Industrialization 1st turned the cost-benefit ratio of children upside down. Then wives were drawn into the labor force, raising the opportunity cost of their time, and

  10. Medizinhistorische Literatur [Medical history literature

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    Bauer, Bruno

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available [english] The focus of the current issue 1-2/2012 of GMS Medizin – Bibliothek – Information is on medical history literature. In six articles special collections and recent projects of medical history libraries in Berlin, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Vienna and Zurich are presented. The authors in this issue are Melanie Scholz & Vera Seehausen (From Augusta to Klingsor, from Luise to Benjamin – past, present and future of the library of the Institute of the History of Medicine in Berlin, Alexandra Veith (Library of the Institute for History of Medicine and Ethics of Medicine, Heidelberg, Melanie Kintzel, Meike Knittel & Tanja Krutky (Historic collections of the Medical Library of the University of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and their deacidification, Dagmar Geithner (Library of the Karl Sudhoff Institute for the History of Medicine and Science, Leipzig – a Historical Review, Harald Albrecht, Bruno Bauer & Walter Mentzel (The Josephinian Library and the medical-historic stock of the University Library of the Medical University of Vienna and Monika Huber & Ursula Reis (Library of the Institute and Museum of the History of Medicine Zurich.[german] Schwerpunktthema der aktuellen Ausgabe 1-2/2012von GMS Medizin – Bibliothek – Information ist medizinhistorische Literatur. In sechs Beiträgen werden Bestände und aktuelle Projekte medizinhistorischer Bibliotheken in Berlin, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Wien und Zürich vorgestellt. Verfasst wurden die Beiträge der Schwerpunktausgabe von Melanie Scholz & Vera Seehausen (Von August zu Klingsor, von Luise zu Benjamin – Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der Bibliothek des Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin in Berlin, Melanie Kintzel, Meike Knittel & Tanja Krutky (Medizinhistorische Buchbestände am Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf und ihre Entsäuerung, Ara Veith (Bibliothek des Instituts für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin in Heidelberg, Dagmar Geithner

  11. VizieR Online Data Catalog: KIC giants Bayesian distances and extinctions (Rodrigues+ 2014)

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    Rodrigues, T. S.; Girardi, L.; Miglio, A.; Bossini, D.; Bovy, J.; Epstein, C.; Pinsonneault, M. H.; Stello, D.; Zasowski, G.; Prieto, C. A.; Chaplin, W. J.; Hekker, S.; Johnson, J. A.; Meszaros, S.; Mosser, B.; Anders, F.; Basu, S.; Beers, T. C.; Chiappini, C.; da Costa, L. A. N.; Elsworth, Y.; Garcia, R. A.; Garcia Perez, A. E.; Hearty, F. R.; Maia, M. A. G.; Majewski, S. R.; Mathur, S.; Montalban, J.; Nidever, D. L.; Santiago, B.; Schultheis, M.; Serenelli, A.; Shetrone, M.

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    APOGEE uses a high-resolution infrared spectrograph, mounted at the Apache Point Observatory 2.5m telescope, with a mean resolution of ~22500 in the H band (spectral coverage: 1.51-1.70um). APOGEE has already observed more than 100000 stars selected from 2MASS photometry, at typical signal-to-noise ratios of ~140 per resolution element. The targeted stars are mostly red giant branch (RGB), red clump (RC), and asymptotic giant branch stars (Zasowski et al., 2013AJ....146...81Z), and are spread over all regions of the MW, including the bulge, disc, and halo. The Kepler space telescope has observed ~196400 stars (Huber et al., 2014ApJS..211....2H, Cat. J/ApJS/211/2) in a field of 105deg2 towards the constellations of Cygnus and Lyra (Borucki et al., 2010Sci...327..977B...327..997B). Apart from the discovery of exoplanets and multiple stellar systems, the high temporal and photometric quality of the data provides the possibility to study red giants by detection of solar-like oscillations (e.g. Huber et al., 2010ApJ...723.1607H; Chaplin et al., 2011Sci...332..213C). In addition to the spectroscopic and asteroseismic parameters, stars in the APOKASC catalogue have measured apparent magnitudes in SDSS griz and DDO51, as measured by the KIC team (Brown et al., 2011, Cat. J/AJ/142/112), and corrected by Pinsonneault et al. (2012, Cat. J/ApJS/199/30); JHKs from 2MASS (Cutri et al., 2003, Cat. II/246; Skrutskie et al., 2006, Cat. VII/233); the Kepler magnitude, Kp, as derived from a combination of the griz magnitudes (Brown et al., 2011, Cat. J/AJ/142/112); WISE photometry (at 3.35, 4.6, 11.6 and 22.1um, or W1 to W4) from the Preliminary Release Source Catalog (Wright et al., 2010AJ....140.1868W). (1 data file).

  12. Efeitos de geadas em mudas de espécies arbóreas de mata ciliar utilizadas em ensaios de campo Frost effect on galery forest arboreal species seedings used in field test

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    Luiz Mauro Barbosa

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    Full Text Available Indivíduos de espécies arbóreas ocorrentes em matas ripárias, plantadas com idades entre 1 e 2 anos, foram investigadas quanto à sensibilidade a geadas a partir de junho/agosto de 1990, quando estas ocorreram no município de Moji-Guaçu, SP. Dessas, pelo menos duas atingiram as mudas na área experimental. Cerca de 2.750 indivíduos de 13 espécies, plantados numa área de 2,5 ha, situada à margem direita do rio Moji-Guaçu, foram avaliados mensalmente quanto à variação de altura total e dos seus rebrotes. Atribuíram-se notas de 1 a 5, conforme critérios pré-estabelecidos e observaram-se: aspectos da morfologia geral; início do brotamento das gemas vegetativas e o comportamento dos indivíduos de acordo com a proximidade do rio. Os efeitos mais evidentes nas plantas foram: modificação da cor e textura das folhas, que ficaram enegrecidas ou avermelhadas, seguida de abscisão e morte total ou parcial da parte aérea. Os resultados indicam que das espécies estudadas, apenas Platycyamus regnelli Benth. (Leguminosae, Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae e Alchornea sp. (Euphorbiaceae, apresentaram restrições quanto ao plantio por mudas, em regiões sujeitas à geadas periódicas. As demais espécies demonstraram grande capacidade de recuperação, sugerindo resistência e/ou tolerância, quando sob açáo de geadas.One to two-year-old seedlings of tree species found in riparian forests were investigated for frost sensibility as of June/August 1990, in Moji-Guaçu Municipality. São Paulo State. At least two frost affected the seedlings in the experimental area during this period. Around 2750 seedlings from 13 species were planted in a 2.5-hectare area on the shores of the Moji-Guaçu river. Variations in total height and budding were recorded monthly. Scores from to 5 were given based on pre-stablished criteria. General morphology, initiation of vegetative growth and seedling behavior were observed in relation to riverbank proximity

  13. Nitrogenous compounds, phenolic compounds and morphological aspects of leaves: comparison of deciduous and semideciduous arboreal legumes Compostos nitrogenados, fenólicos e aspecto morfológico em folhas: comparação entre leguminosas arbóreas semidecíduas e decíduas

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    Ana Lúcia da Silva Lima

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    Full Text Available In general, perennial species contain higher concentrations of certain secondary compounds, such as phenolics, lower levels of nitrogenous compounds, and greater specific leaf mass (SLM than deciduous species. The aim of this study was to verify whether the comparative data reported in the literature regarding deciduous and evergreen species, also applies to four selected species of a semideciduous tropical forest (a remnant of the Atlantic Forest. The four species chosen for this study, each with apparently different leaf life spans, were two semideciduous (Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang., and Lonchocarpus guilleminianus (Tul. Malme, and two deciduous (Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong., and Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub.. Plants were grown in a greenhouse in plastic pots containing soil taken from their natural habitat. Mature leaves were harvested for determination of the SLM and contents of phenolic compounds, tannins, nitrate, protein, free amino acids, chlorophyll, and nitrogen. Data registered are in agreement with those of the literature. Leaves with the longest life span had the highest content of phenolics and the lowest levels of tannins, nitrate, protein, amino acids, chlorophyll and nitrogen, as well as presenting the greatest SLM.Em geral as espécies perenifólias possuem maior concentração de alguns compostos secundários, como por exemplo fenóis, menor concentração de compostos nitrogenados e maior massa foliar específica (MFE, quando comparadas a espécies decíduas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar se as observações encontradas na literatura, comparando espécies perenifólias e decíduas aplicam-se também a quatro espécies de uma mata semidecídua, remanescente da Mata Atlântica. Das quatro espécies usadas neste estudo, que aparentemente apresentavam longevidades foliares diferentes, duas eram semidecíduas (Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. e

  14. Aspectos biométricos de frutos e sementes, grau de umidade e superação de dormência de jatobá = Biometric aspects of fruit and seeds, moisture content and overcoming of the dormancy in jatoba

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    Leonaldo Alves de Andrade

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou caracterizar biometricamente sementes e frutos de Hymenaea courbaril L. e determinar o grau de umidade, bem como avaliar diferentes tratamentos de superação de dormência. Foram determinados a biometria, a massa de frutos e sementes e o número de sementes por fruto. As sementes foram submetidas aos seguintescortes: 1-testemunha, sem escarificação ou corte; 2-escarificação em três faces; 3-corte ao meio e 4-corte em quatro partes. Avaliou-se também o percentual de emergência, o IVE, o comprimento da parte aérea e da raiz de plântulas. Para isso, as sementes foram submetidasà superação de dormência, com e sem embebição em água, pelos seguintes tratamentos: Iescarificação do lado oposto ao hilo; II-escarificação em uma lateral; III-escarificação em duas laterais; IV-escarificação em uma lateral e no lado oposto ao hilo; V-escarificação em duas laterais e no lado oposto ao hilo; VI-Testemunha, sem escarificação. O comprimento, a largura, o diâmetro e a massa média dos frutos foram 115,7 mm; 62,18 mm; 43,8 mm e 183,85 g, respectivamente. Para a determinação da umidade, deve-se cortar as sementes em pelo menos duas partes. A escarificação, independentemente da posição na semente, com ou sem embebição em água, possibilita maior qualidade fisiológica.This study aimed to characterize biometrical seeds and fruits ofHymenaea courbaril L., determine the moisture content and assess different treatments to overcome dormancy. Fruit biometry, mass of fruits and seeds, and the number of seeds per fruit were determined. The seeds were submitted to the following treatments: 1-control, without cutting or scarification, 2-scarification on three sides, 3-cut in half and 4-cut in four parts. The percentage of emergence, emergence speed index, length of the buds and root of seedlings werealso evaluated. So, the seeds were submitted to overcome dormancy, with and without soaking in water, represented by

  15. N availability and mechanisms of N conservation in deciduous and semideciduous tropical forest legume trees Disponibilidade de N e mecanismos de conservação de N em leguminosas arbóreas decíduas e semidecíduas de floresta tropical

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    Ana Lúcia da Silva Lima

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Prior to abscission, nutrients are redeployed from leaves and redistributed to other parts of the plant. Data comparing nutrient resorption to soil fertility and leaf life span remains controversial in the literature. We compared nitrogen (N conservation mechanisms among four legume trees with different leaf life spans (Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang., Lonchocarpus guilleminianus (Tul. Malme, Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong and Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub., from a semideciduous tropical forest, remnant of the Atlantic Forest. We hypothesized that these mechanisms differ among the four species and are affected by their leaf life span and by the availability of N, both as a mineral in the soil and, in the case of L. guilleminianus and E. contortisiliquum, from symbiotic nitrogen fixation (SNF, as these species form associations with rhizobia. The plants were grown in a greenhouse using pots filled with forest soil, enriched (50 or 100 mg of NH4NO3 plant-1week-1 or not with nitrogen. H. courbaril, a semideciduous tree, without SNF, and with the highest leaf life span, presented the greatest N-resorption efficiency (NRE, N-resorption proficiency (NRP and N-use efficiency (NUE. Increase in soil N and the presence of symbiotic N fixation led to a decrease in NRE, NRP and NUE.Antes da abscisão, os nutrientes são removidos das folhas e redistribuídos para outras partes da planta. Quando se relaciona o reaproveitamento de nutrientes à fertilidade do solo, ou à longevidade foliar, os dados da literatura são controversos. Foram comparados mecanismos de conservação de nitrogênio (N em quatro leguminosas arbóreas (Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang., Lonchocarpus guilleminianus (Tul. Malme, Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell. Morong e Peltophorum dubium (Spreng. Taub., com longevidades foliares diferentes, de uma Floresta Semidecídua, remanescente da mata Atlântica. O objetivo do

  16. Qualidade da madeira de cinco espécies florestais para o envelhecimento da cachaça Quality of wood of five forestal species for aging of 'cachaça'

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    Catarina G. Catão

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se esta pesquisa com o objetivo de avaliar as características das madeiras de amburana (Amburana cearencis (Fr. Allem. A.C. Sm., bálsamo (Myroxylon peruiferum L.f., ipê-amarelo (Tabebuia chrysotricha (Mart. ex DC. Standl., jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. e jequitibá-rosa (Cariniana legalis (Mart. Kuntze no armazenamento de cachaças; comparar as cachaças com amostra armazenada em barril de carvalho (Quercus sp., analisar o efeito do envelhecimento e comparar os valores obtidos com os padronizados pela Legislação Brasileira. Para tanto, as cachaças foram armazenadas em barris de madeira e em recipiente de vidro e analisadas suas características químicas (acidez volátil, álcool metílico, álcool superior, aldeído, cobre, éster, extrato seco a 100 ºC, furfural e grau alcoólico e organolépticas (cor, sabor e aroma. Após seis meses de armazenamento as cachaças foram comparadas com os valores padronizados. Independente da espécie, a madeira melhorou as qualidades sensoriais da cachaça incorporando, à bebida, cor, gosto e sabor característicos. Todas as cachaças avaliadas continuaram dentro dos padrões de qualidade estabelecidos pela Legislação Brasileira.This research aimed to evaluate the wood quality of Amburana cearencis (Fr. Allem. A.C. Sm., Myroxylon peruiferum L.f., Tabebuia chrysotricha (Mart. ex DC. Standl., Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. and Cariniana legalis (Mart. Kuntze in the storage of "cachaça" (Brazilian sugar cane spirit; to compare the "cachaça" studied with the stored one in barrel of oak (Quercus sp., to analyze the effect of the aging and to compare the values obtained with the standard ones for the Brazilian Legislation. Thus, the "cachaças" were stored in wooden and glass barrels and their chemical (volatile acidity, methyl alcohol, superior alcohol, aldehyde, cupper, ester, dry extract to 100 ºC, furfural contents and

  17. Alterações morfológicas e alocação de biomassa em plantas jovens de espécies florestais sob diferentes condições de sombreamento Morphologic alterations and biomass allocation in young plants of forestry species under different conditions of shading

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    Silvia Mara Zanela Almeida

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available A seleção de espécies nativas e/ou exóticas para recuperação de ambientes degradados ou alterados pode ser baseada no potencial de aclimatação das espécies a diferentes níveis de luminosidade. Nesse contexto, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito do sombreamento (0%, 30% e 50% de interceptação da radiação solar incidente no crescimento, na alocação de biomassa e nos teores de clorofila total de plantas jovens de quatro espécies florestais de diferentes grupos ecológicos: Maclura tinctoria (L. D. Don ex Steud. (moreira, Senna macranthera (Collad. Irwin et Barn. (fedegoso, Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. (jatobá e Acacia mangium Willd. (acácia. Os maiores teores de clorofila total foram observados em condições sombreadas, para todas as espécies. A espécie clímax exigente em luz (moreira, apresentou os maiores resultados de crescimento. Em condições de pleno sol, a espécie pioneira (acácia alocou mais biomassa em folhas enquanto que a espécie clímax exigente em luz (moreira produziu mais raízes. Estas observações evidenciam o potencial de aclimatação a diferentes condições de disponibilidade de irradiação, que deve ser considerado em programas de recuperação de ambientes degradados e manejo de áreas naturais.The selection of native and/or exotic species for recovery of degraded or perturbed environment can be associated with the acclimatation potential of species in different conditions of shading. In this context, the objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of shading (0%, 30% and 50% of interception of the incident solar radiation on growth, biomass allocation and chlorophyll levels in young plants of forestry species from different ecological groups: Maclura tinctoria (L. D. Don ex Steud. (moreira, Senna macranthera (Collad. Irwin et Barn. (fedegoso, Hymenaea courbaril L. var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee et Lang. (jatobá e Acacia mangium Willd. (acácia. The

  18. Diversidad, fluctuación poblacional y plantas huésped de escolitinos (Coleoptera: Curculionidae asociados con el agroecosistema cacao en Tabasco, México Diversity, dynamic population and host plants of bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae associated to the cocoa agroecosystem in Tabasco, Mexico

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    Manuel Pérez-De La Cruz

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    Full Text Available Se estudió la diversidad de escolitinos asociados con el agroecosistema cacao en Tabasco, México durante el año 2007. Los insectos adultos fueron recolectados en 4 localidades con trampas de alcohol etílico, trampas de atracción luminosa y captura directa sobre sus plantas huésped. Se recolectaron 19 263 ejemplares, pertenecientes a 51 especies y 26 géneros. Araptus hymenaeae y Cnesinus squamosus son nuevos registros para México. La máxima diversidad de insectos capturados con los 3 métodos de recolecta se obtuvo en El Bajío (H'=2.45 y Dmg=4.83, la mínima en Río Seco (H'=2.29 y Km. 21 (Dmg=3.85, y el máximo valor de equidad (J lo obtuvo El Bajío (0.67. El índice de similitud de Sorensen (Is mostró que los sitios de estudio tienden a presentar la misma composición de especies. Los índices de diversidad, equidad y similitud, aplicados a la fauna de escolitinos capturados con cada uno de los métodos empleados, mostraron diferencias, excepto en las trampas de alcohol. La fluctuación presenta picos poblacionales marcados al inicio y al final del año de estudio. Las plantas en las que se recolectó el mayor número de especies fueron Theobroma cacao (16 y Swietenia macrophylla (13.The bark and ambrosia beetle diversity in cocoa agroecosystems was studied during 2007 in Tabasco, Mexico. Adult insects were gathered in 4 localities with ethanol and light traps and by direct collecting in their host plants. 19 263 specimens were gathered, belonging to 51 species and 26 genera. Araptus hymenaeae and Cnesinus squamosus are new records for Mexico. The maximum diversity of insects captured with the 3 collecting methods was obtained in El Bajío (H'=2.45 and Dmg=4.83, the minimum in Río Seco (H'=2.29 and Km. 21 (Dmg=3.85, and the maximum value of justness (J was obtained in El Bajío (0.67. The Sorensen similarity index (Is showed that the study places present the same species composition. The diversity, justness and similarity indices

  19. Estudo etnobotânico na comunidade de Conceição-Açu (alto da bacia do rio Aricá Açu, MT, Brasil Ethnobotany study in community of Conceição-Açu (on the upper basin of the River Aricá Açu, MT, Brazil

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    Maria Corette Pasa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem como objetivo realizar o levantamento etnobotânico de plantas classificadas em diferentes categorias de uso na comunidade de Conceição-Açu, no município de Cuiabá, MT, Brasil e estimar o valor de uso das espécies botânicas em matas de galeria. Entrevistas estruturadas e semi-estruturadas, o uso do questionário foram aplicados em 59 residentes adultos de ambos os sexos. Identificou-se as unidades de paisagem: quintais, roças e matas de galeria e o número total de espécies utilizadas foi de 180. A maioria das plantas foi coletada durante a entrevista e depositadas no Herbário da UFMT. Nos quintais das residências identificou-se 86 espécies, pertencentes a 43 famílias, a maioria cultivada e utilizada como alimento (48,1% e como remédio (44,5%. Nas roças os principais cultivos são: Manihot esculenta L. (100%, Carica papaya L. (76,2%, Musa paradisiaca L. (71,4%, Saccharum officinarum L. (57,1%. Na mata de galeria destacou-se a categoria medicinal (65%, com as espécies: Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. (2,5, Aspidosperma polyneuron Muell. Arg. (2,5, Hymenaea stignocarpa Mart. (2,33, Diptychandra aurantiaca Tul. (2,0, Cariniana rubra Gardner ex. Miers (20 e as famílias botânicas Mimosaceae, Bignoniaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Fabaceae e Sapindaceae. Os resultados demonstram que a população possui vasto conhecimento das plantas e de suas propriedades de cura.This paper aims at doing the ethnobotany survey of plants classified in different categories of use in the community of Conceição-Açu, in the city of Cuiabá, MT, Brazil and estimate the value of use of the species botanic in the gallery forest. Structured and non-structured interviews and the questionnaire were used in 59 adult dwellers of both sexes. Were identified the landscape units: backyards, husbandry and gallery forest and the total number of used species is the 180. The majority of the plants was collected during the interview and is kept in the

  20. Superação de dormência de sementes como estratégia para restauração florestal de pastagem tropical Seed dormancy overcoming as a strategy for forest restoration in tropical pasture

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    Silvia Rahe Pereira

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência de tratamentos de superação da dormência de sementes sobre a taxa e o tempo de emergência de espécies arbóreas de Fabaceae, e sobre seu estabelecimento, quando reintroduzidas em pastagem, no Cerrado. Foram realizados experimentos em casa de vegetação e em campo (pastagem de Urochloa brizantha, com as espécies Mimosa caesalpiniifolia, Peltophorum dubium, Pterogyne nitens, Dimorphandra mollis, Copaifera langsdorffii e Hymenaea stigonocarpa, submetidas ou não aos seguintes tratamentos de superação de dormência: D. mollis e H. stigonocarpa, escarificação mecânica; C. langsdorffii e M. caesalpiniifolia, escarificação química com H2SO4; P. nitens, punção do tegumento; e P. dubium, imersão em água a 80ºC. O estabelecimento em campo foi monitorado por 21 meses. A superação de dormência promoveu, em casa de vegetação, maior emergência de quatro das seis espécies avaliadas, e, no campo, de cinco espécies. Além disso, reduziu o tempo de emergência das espécies e aumentou o recrutamento de M. caesalpiniifolia, P. nitens, D. mollis e H. stigonocarpa, aos 127 dias, e de H. stigonocarpa aos 659 dias. Os tratamentos de superação de dormência podem aumentar a eficiência da semeadura direta, em projetos de restauração de áreas degradadas no Cerrado, ao promover maior emergência das sementes e o estabelecimento das plantas.The objective of this work was to evaluate the influence of seed dormancy overcoming treatments on the rate and time of emergence of Fabaceae tree species, and on their recruitment when reintroduced in a tropical pasture, in the Brazilian Cerrado. Experiments were carried out in greenhouse and field (Urochloa brizantha pasture, with the species Mimosa caesalpiniifolia, Peltophorum dubium, Pterogyne nitens, Dimorphandra mollis, Copaifera langsdorffii and Hymenaea stigonocarpa, subjected or not to the following treatments of dormancy break: D. mollis and

  1. Comparação de métodos e processos de amostragem para estimar a área basal para grupos de espécies em uma floresta ecotonal da região norte matogrossense Comparison of sampling and processes for estimating basal areas for groups of species from an ecotonal forest in the northern region of Matogrosso

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    Jaime Antonio Ubialli

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi o de comparar a acuracidade e a precisão das estimativas de área basal obtidas de processos, intensidades e métodos amostrais com valores obtidos pelo censo, numa floresta ecotonal de 120 hectares na região norte matogrossense, para oito grupos de espécies e para espécies individuais para árvores com DAP ≥ 30 centímetros. Aplicaram-se os processos: aleatório e o sistemático, com uma intensidade amostral de 5 e 10% para 22 tamanhos e formas de parcelas variando de 400 m² a 10000 m². A área basal média por hectare foi de 11,08 m². As parcelas de 2500 m² (125 m x 20 m apresentaram erros reais e de amostragem sempre inferiores a 10% na estimativa de área basal para os grupos de todas as espécies e para as 15 de maiores valores de importância (VI. Para os demais grupos os erros aumentam na medida em que decresce a quantidade de árvores por hectare. Para as espécies, individualmente, os erros variaram de 28,7% (Vochysia sp. a 250,59 (Hymenaeae courbaril, respectivamente, para a mais e a menos freqüente, mostrando inviabilidade na aplicação de processos estimativos tradicionalmente empregados nos inventários florestais, notadamente para estimar parâmetros específicos de espécies raras (baixa freqüência por hectare.The objective of this research was to compare the accuracy and the precision of estimates from basal area obtained by processes, intensities and methods of sampling with true values gotten from the census, in an ecotonal forest of 120 hectares in the northern region of Matogrosso, for eight groups of species and for individual tree species with dbh ≥ 30 centimeters. The applied processes were: random and the systematic, with a sampling intensity of 5% and 10% for 22 sizes and forms of plots ranging from 400 m to 10000 m². The average basal area per hectare was 11.08 m². The 2500 m² (125 m x 20 m plots presented actual and sampling errors always inferior to 10% in

  2. Uso de plantas medicinais na região de Alto Paraíso de Goiás, GO, Brasil The utilization of medicinal plants in the region of Alto Paraíso of Goiás, GO, Brazil

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    Cynthia Domingues de Souza

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Os conhecimentos tradicionais dos usos mais comuns dados aos vegetais podem ser resgatados pela etnobotânica e utilizados para a valorização das plantas do Cerrado no processo de desenvolvimento econômico. Este estudo foi conduzido no município de Alto Paraíso de Goiás, localizado na microrregião denominada Chapada dos Veadeiros, a uma distância de 230 km de Brasília. O levantamento etnobotânico teve como alvo comunidades do entorno do Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros e da cidade de Alto Paraíso. Foram realizadas entrevistas em aberto com os moradores locais, tentando buscar informações em níveis sócio-culturais distintos, enfocando quais plantas são mais utilizadas e suas indicações no combate a enfermidades. Observou-se que as espécies vegetais do cerrado têm uma gama considerável de utilização humana para quase todos os estratos, ervas, arbustos e árvores. Quanto às espécies arbóreas, predomina a utilização da entrecasca e sementes. A comunidade utiliza a biodiversidade nativa uma vez que 69% das 103 espécies citadas pelos entrevistados como úteis pertenceram à flora nativa. No elenco das dez espécies medicinais mais utilizadas, foram coincidentes na indicação de todos os entrevistados: chapéu de couro (Echinodorus macrophyllus (Kunth Micheli, arnica (Lychnophora ericoides Mart., plantas nativas de porte herbáceo/arbustivo; as arbóreas nativas, jatobá (Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. ex Hayne, tingui (Magonia pubescens A. St.-Hil. e o barbatimão (Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart. Coville e duas ruderais, carrapicho (Acanthospermum australe (Loefl. Kuntze e mastruz (Chenopodium ambrosioides L., de porte herbáceo/arbustivo. Outro ponto importante evidenciado foi que, apesar do grande potencial de exploração extrativista vegetal, estes recursos estão sendo utilizados de forma indiscriminada, sem um programa eficiente de manejo sustentado.Ethnobotany allows rescuing traditional knowledge of the

  3. Morfologia da copa para avaliar o espaço vital de quatro espécies nativas da Amazônia Crown morphology to evaluate the growing space of four Amazon native species

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    Helio Tonini

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi o de definir diretrizes para o desbaste de quatro espécies nativas: a castanha-do-pará ou castanheira-do-brasil (Bertholletia excelsa, a andiroba (Carapa guianensis, o ipê-roxo (Tabebuia avellanedae e o jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril, plantadas em plantios homogêneos no Estado de Roraima. Foi feita a análise das relações entre os principais índices morfométricos da copa e o crescimento em diâmetro e altura; para isso foram medidos o diâmetro à altura do peito, altura total, altura de inserção e diâmetro da copa de 87 árvores. Na análise dos parâmetros de copa, a castanheira-do-brasil demonstrou superioridade em diâmetro e área, o que indica que essa espécie necessita de um maior espaço vital e maiores espaçamentos iniciais; no entanto, sua copa foi menos eficiente em manter um mesmo incremento médio anual em diâmetro.This work aimed at defining guidelines for thinning of four native species in pure stands, in Roraima State: Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa, Andiroba (Carapa guianensis, Ipê-roxo (Tabebuia avellanedae, and Jatobá (Hymenea courbaril. Analyses were made on the relations between main crown morphometric index, and diameter and height growth of these species. Eighty-seven trees were measured, and data taken are: diameter at breast height, total height, crown insertion height and crown diameter. Crown parameters analysis showed diameter and crown area superiority of Brazil nut, which indicates its need of a proper initial spacing and bigger growing space. However, Brazil nut crown was less efficient to maintain the same mean annual diameter increment.

  4. Inorganic profile of some Brazilian medicinal plants obtained from ethanolic extract and ''in natura'' samples

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    Ferreira, M.O.M.; de Sousa, P.T.; Salvador, V.L.R.; Sato, I.M.

    2004-10-03

    The Anadenathera macrocarpa, Schinus molle, Hymenaea courbaril, Cariniana legalis, Solidago microglossa and Stryphnodendron barbatiman, were collected ''in natura'' samples (leaves, flowers, barks and seeds) from different commercial suppliers. The pharmaco-active compounds in ethanolic extracts had been made by the Mato Grosso Federal University (UFMT). The energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectrometry was used for the elemental analysis in different parts of the plants and respective ethanolic extracts. The Ca, Cl, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, Rb, S, Sr and Zn concentrations were determined by the fundamental parameters method. Some specimens showed a similar inorganic profile for ''in natura'' and ethanolic extract samples and some ones showed a distinct inorganic profile. For example, the Anadenathera macrocarpa showed a similar concentration in Mg, P, Cu, Zn and Rb elements in ''in natura'' and ethanolic extract samples; however very different concentration in Na, S, Cl, K , Ca, Mn, Fe and Sr was observed in distinctive samples. The Solidago microglossa showed the K, Ca, Cl, S, Mg, P and Fe elements as major constituents in both samples, suggesting that the extraction process did not affect in a considerable way the ''in natura'' inorganic composition. The elemental composition of the different parts of the plants (leaves, flowers, barks and seeds) has been also determined. For example, the Schinus molle specimen showed P, K, Cl and Ca elements as major constituents in the seeds, Mg, K and Sr in the barks and Mg, S, Cl and Mn in the leaves, demonstrating a differentiated elementary distribution. These inorganic profiles will contribute to evaluate the quality control of the Brazilian herbaceous trade and also will assist to identify which parts of the medicinal plants has greater therapeutic effect.

  5. Diurnal and seasonal carbon balance of four tropical tree species differing in successional status.

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    Souza, G M; Ribeiro, R V; Sato, A M; Oliveira, M S

    2008-11-01

    This study addressed some questions about how a suitable leaf carbon balance can be attained for different functional groups of tropical tree species under contrasting forest light environments. The study was carried out in a fragment of semi-deciduous seasonal forest in Narandiba county, São Paulo Estate, Brazil. 10-month-old seedlings of four tropical tree species, Bauhinia forficata Link (Caesalpinioideae) and Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. (Sterculiaceae) as light-demanding pioneer species, and Hymenaea courbaril L. (Caesalpinioideae) and Esenbeckia leiocarpa Engl. (Rutaceae) as late successional species, were grown under gap and understorey conditions. Diurnal courses of net photosynthesis (Pn) and transpiration were recorded with an open system portable infrared gas analyzer in two different seasons. Dark respiration and photorespiration were also evaluated in the same leaves used for Pn measurements after dark adaptation. Our results showed that diurnal-integrated dark respiration (Rdi) of late successional species were similar to pioneer species. On the other hand, photorespiration rates were often higher in pioneer than in late successional species in the gap. However, the relative contribution of these parameters to leaf carbon balance was similar in all species in both environmental conditions. Considering diurnal-integrated values, gross photosynthesis (Pgi) was dramatically higher in gap than in understorey, regardless of species. In both evaluated months, there were no differences among species of different functional groups under shade conditions. The same was observed in May (dry season) under gap conditions. In such light environment, pioneers were distinguished from late successional species in November (wet season), showing that ecophysiological performance can have a straightforward relation to seasonality.

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

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

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

  7. Efeito das xiloglucanas de sementes e derivados no crescimento de Arabidopsis thaliana

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    Adriana Tourinho Salamoni

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Studies on xyloglucan (XG extracted from Hymenaea courbaril L. (jatoba seeds showed that this biopolymer has biological activity that enhanced wheat coleoptiles growth. In apple tree micropropagation, the culture medium containing XG combined with agar induced a higher multiplication rate, rooting rate and root length than medium solidified with agar only. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of XG from jatobá seeds extracted from jatoba seeds collected in Sinope/MT (XGS and Cuiabá/MT (XGC, and from XGC hydrolysed with a cellulase (XGCH, as well from Tamarindus indica seeds (XGT collected in Bahia/BA, on the growth of in vitro cultured Arabidopsis thaliana plantlets. In the first experiment, XGCH (0.25, 25 and 250 nM or XGC (0.5, 50 and 500 nM were added to a liquid half-strength MS medium. In the second experiment, XGs from several origins were compared: XGC (500 nM, XGS (1200 nM and XGT (800 nM, using culture medium solidified with 6 g.L-1agar. Arabidopsis thaliana L. seeds germinated in Petri plates for 4 to 5 days were transferred to culture media containing the different concentrations of XGs and cultured in a growing room. When the plantlets were cultured in a liquid medium, their growth was very slow in the presence of XGC and XGCH at the highest concentration tested, and it was faster at the lowest concentration. In the semi-solid culture medium, XGs also reduced growth. It was concluded that XGs can play a biological role in Arabidopsis thaliana (L. Heynh. plantlets, stimulating or inhibiting the root system growth and the lateral root formation. These opposite effects varied according to the plant specie that furnished the seeds containing XG, as well as the place where the seeds were collected, to the XG form used (hydrolyzed or not and to its concentration in the culture media.

  8. Medicinal plants with bioprospecting potential used in semi-arid northeastern Brazil.

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    Cartaxo, Sarahbelle Leitte; Souza, Marta Maria de Almeida; de Albuquerque, Ulysses Paulino

    2010-09-15

    Many species of the Caatinga flora are used as medicines in local communities. In recent decades, the knowledge and use of these species has been expanding within this region. We attempted to record the local diversity of medicinal plants used to treat various diseases in a rural community in the state of Ceará, Brazil, and to evaluate the promising medicinal species for bioprospecting studies. An ethnobotanical survey was conducted using free list and semi-structured interviews. To indicate medicinal plants that stood out, the relative importance (RI) of species mentioned by key-informants (20), by general informants in the community (71) and by all informants (91), was analyzed. The group of species that stood out for human body systems based on the informant consensus factor (ICF) was also evaluated. A total of 119 species were recorded that were associated with 92 health problems. Of these species, 100 were cited by key-informants and 86 were cited by general informants. Nineteen species showed a great versatility of use, including the following: Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão, Bauhinia cheilanta (Bong.) Steud., Hymenaea courbaril L., Mentha x villosa Huds., Ziziphus joazeiro Mart., and Ruta graveolens L. Key-informants cited 33 exclusive species, from which nine presented greater relative importance. General informants cited 19 exclusive species, 2 with greatest relative importance. The therapeutic properties were grouped into 16 body system categories. These grouping categories included skin diseases and diseases of the subcutaneous tissue; sensory system (ears) disorders; respiratory disorders; and injuries, poisoning and other external symptoms. The great diversity of medicinal plants used in the community is evident. Some species had both high relative importance and high consensus factors among the informants; these particular species are recommended for bioprospecting studies. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Estrutura florestal em projeto de assentamento, comunidade São Mateus, município de Placas, Pará, Brasil

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    Renato Bezerra da Silva Ribeiro

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo avaliar o potencial e a estrutura florestal de uma Floresta Ombrófila Densa de terra firme, da Comunidade São Mateus, município de Placas, Pará. A avaliação foi realizada em dois tipos de ambiente, sendo, um, em Floresta Manejada (FM e, outro, em Floresta Não Manejada (FNM. Foram alocadas 20 unidades amostrais, sendo nove em FM e 11 em FNM. Em cada unidade amostral, os indivíduos foram inventariados em três classes de tamanho (CT: CT1 - 10 cm 50 cm (50 m x 200 m. As formas de utilização de todas as espécies arbóreas registradas foram verificadas por meio de entrevistas com assentados, no comércio, nas feiras livres e no mercado municipal de Santarém. Foram amostrados 472,6 árvores/ha na FM, distribuídas em 134 espécies e, na FNM, 508,0 árvores/ha, distribuídas em 146 espécies. As espécies de maior valor de importância nos dois tipos florestais foram: Licania kunthianamm Hook. f. (Chrysobalanaceae e Mezilaurus itauba Taubert ex Mez (Lauraceae. As espécies que mais se destacaram com diferentes possibilidades de uso foram: Protium cf. heptaphyllum (Aubl. Marchand (Burseraceae, Hymenaea courbaril L. (Fabaceae e Caryocar villosum (Aubl. Pers (Caryocaraceae. Após quatro anos de colheitas, não ocorreu diferenciação estrutural entre FM e FNM.

  10. Growth and photosynthetic performance of five tree seedlings species in response to natural light regimes from the Central Pacific of Costa Rica

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    J. Antonio Guzmán Q.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Environmental heterogeneity mostly dominated by differing light regimes affects the expression of phenotypic plasticity, which is important for plant growth and survival, especially in the forest understory. The knowledge about these responses to this heterogeneity is a key factor for forest restoration initiatives. In this study, we determine several phenotypic responses to contrasting light conditions in five native tree seedling species of La Cangreja National Park, Central Pacific of Costa Rica, four of them with threatened or relict populations. After 14 weeks at a medium gap condition (24% of full sun, seedlings were transferred and acclimated for 11 weeks to three different natural light regimes: large gap (LG, medium gap (MG and small gap (SG, corresponding to 52%, 24%, 9% of the mean direct and indirect radiation at each site from full sun. Growth, biomass allocation and leaf gas exchange were measured after the acclimation period. Four species strongly reduced relative growth rate (RGR in the lower light condition. Total biomass (TB and RGR were different in Hymenaea courbaril and Platymiscium curiense. H. courbaril and Astronium graveolens had significant changes in the maximum assimilation rate, with a mean value in the LG of 11.02 and 7.70µmolCO2/m²s, respectively. P. curuense showed the same trend and significant changes in RGR and biomass allocation. Aspidosperma myristicifolium and Plinia puriscalensis showed no adjustments to the light regimes in any of the measured variables. This study remarks the importance of determining the growth and physiological performance of these tree native species. It also demonstrates that the most threatened species are those with the less plastic responses to the light regimes, which stresses the difficult situation of their natural populations. This study highlights an urgent definition of the conservation and restoration needs of the degraded forests of the Costa Rican Central Pacific area

  11. Storage xyloglucans: potent macrophages activators.

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    do Rosário, Marianna Maia Taulois; Kangussu-Marcolino, Mônica Mendes; do Amaral, Alex Evangelista; Noleto, Guilhermina Rodrigues; Petkowicz, Carmen Lúcia de Oliveira

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    Storage xyloglucans from the seeds of Copaifera langsdorffii, Hymenaea courbaril and Tamarindus indica were obtained by aqueous extraction from the milled and defatted cotyledons, XGC, XGJ and XGT, respectively. The resulting fractions showed similar monosaccharide composition with Glc:Xyl:Gal molar ratios of 2.4:1.5:1.0, 3.8:1.5:1,0 and 3.6:2.4:1.0 for XGC, XGJ and XGT, respectively. High-performance size-exclusion chromatography of the polysaccharides showed unimodal profiles, and the average molar mass (M(w)) was obtained for XGC (9.6 × 10⁵ g/mol), XGJ (9.1 × 10⁵ g/mol) and XGT (7.3 × 10⁵ g/mol). The immunomodulatory effects of the xyloglucans on peritoneal macrophages were evaluated. Phagocytic activity was observed in macrophages treated with XGT. The effect of XGT was tested on the production of O₂(.-) and NO. At 25 μg/ml XGT caused a 100% increase in NO production when compared to the control group; however, it did not affect O₂(.-) production in the absence of PMA. The production of TNF-α, interleukins 1β and 6 by macrophages in the presence of the xyloglucans was evaluated. The polysaccharides affected the production of the cytokines by macrophages to different degrees. XGC caused an enhancement of IL-1β and TNF-α production, compared to the other xyloglucans. For IL-6 production, XGT gave greater stimulation than XGC and XGJ, reaching 87% at 50 μg/ml. XGJ promoted a statistically significant effect on all cytokine productions tested. The results indicate that the xyloglucans from C. langsdorffii, H. courbaril and T. indica can be classified as biological response modifiers (BRM). Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Scent glands in legume flowers.

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    Marinho, C R; Souza, C D; Barros, T C; Teixeira, S P

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    Scent glands, or osmophores, are predominantly floral secretory structures that secrete volatile substances during anthesis, and therefore act in interactions with pollinators. The Leguminosae family, despite being the third largest angiosperm family, with a wide geographical distribution and diversity of habits, morphology and pollinators, has been ignored with respect to these glands. Thus, we localised and characterised the sites of fragrance production and release in flowers of legumes, in which scent plays an important role in pollination, and also tested whether there are relationships between the structure of the scent gland and the pollinator habit: diurnal or nocturnal. Flowers in pre-anthesis and anthesis of 12 legume species were collected and analysed using immersion in neutral red, olfactory tests and anatomical studies (light and scanning electron microscopy). The main production site of floral scent is the perianth, especially the petals. The scent glands are distributed in a restricted way in Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Anadenanthera peregrina, Inga edulis and Parkia pendula, constituting mesophilic osmophores, and in a diffuse way in Bauhinia rufa, Hymenaea courbaril, Erythrostemon gilliesii, Poincianella pluviosa, Pterodon pubescens, Platycyamus regnellii, Mucuna urens and Tipuana tipu. The glands are comprised of cells of the epidermis and mesophyll that secrete mainly terpenes, nitrogen compounds and phenols. Relationships between the presence of osmophores and type of anthesis (diurnal and nocturnal) and the pollinator were not found. Our data on scent glands in Leguminosae are original and detail the type of diffuse release, which has been very poorly studied. © 2013 German Botanical Society and The Royal Botanical Society of the Netherlands.

  13. Effect of storage xyloglucans on peritoneal macrophages.

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    Rosário, M M T; Noleto, G R; Bento, J F; Reicher, F; Oliveira, M B M; Petkowicz, C L O

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    Xyloglucans from seeds of Copaifera langsdorffii (XGC), Hymenaea courbaril (XGJ) and Mucuna sloanei (XGM) were obtained from milled and defatted cotyledons by aqueous extraction at 25 degrees C. The resulting fractions contained Glc, Xyl and Gal in molar ratios of 2.5: 1.5: 1.0 (XGC), 3.8: 2.6: 1.0 (XGJ) and 2.5: 1.6: 1.0 (XGM). HPSEC-MALLS/RI analysis showed that each polysaccharide fraction was homogeneous; M(w) values were 1.6 x 10(5), 2.0 x 10(5) and 1.5 x 10(5)g/mol, respectively. The effect of the xyloglucans on the production of O(2)*(-) and NO* and on the recruitment of macrophages to the mouse peritoneum was evaluated. All polysaccharides promoted an increase in the number of peritoneal macrophages in a dose-dependent manner. The largest increase, of 576% in comparison to the control group, was elicited by XGJ at 200 mg/kg. The effect of XGC, XGJ and XGM on O(2)*(-) production, in the presence or absence of phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), was not statistically significant. For NO(.) production, the lowest concentration of XGC (10 microg/ml) gave rise to an increase of 262% when compared to the control group; the effect was dose-dependent, reaching 307% at 50 microg/ml. On the other hand, XGJ at a concentration of 50 microg/ml enhanced NO* production by 92%. XGM did not affect NO* production significantly. The results indicate that xyloglucans from C. langsdorffii, H. courbaril and M. sloanei have immunomodulatory activity.

  14. Diurnal and seasonal carbon balance of four tropical tree species differing in successional status

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    Full Text Available This study addressed some questions about how a suitable leaf carbon balance can be attained for different functional groups of tropical tree species under contrasting forest light environments. The study was carried out in a fragment of semi-deciduous seasonal forest in Narandiba county, São Paulo Estate, Brazil. 10-month-old seedlings of four tropical tree species, Bauhinia forficata Link (Caesalpinioideae and Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. (Sterculiaceae as light-demanding pioneer species, and Hymenaea courbaril L. (Caesalpinioideae and Esenbeckia leiocarpa Engl. (Rutaceae as late successional species, were grown under gap and understorey conditions. Diurnal courses of net photosynthesis (Pn and transpiration were recorded with an open system portable infrared gas analyzer in two different seasons. Dark respiration and photorespiration were also evaluated in the same leaves used for Pn measurements after dark adaptation. Our results showed that diurnal-integrated dark respiration (Rdi of late successional species were similar to pioneer species. On the other hand, photorespiration rates were often higher in pioneer than in late successional species in the gap. However, the relative contribution of these parameters to leaf carbon balance was similar in all species in both environmental conditions. Considering diurnal-integrated values, gross photosynthesis (Pgi was dramatically higher in gap than in understorey, regardless of species. In both evaluated months, there were no differences among species of different functional groups under shade conditions. The same was observed in May (dry season under gap conditions. In such light environment, pioneers were distinguished from late successional species in November (wet season, showing that ecophysiological performance can have a straightforward relation to seasonality.

  15. Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and phosphate fertilization on initial growth of six arboreal species of cerrado

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    Kenia Alves Pereira Lacerda

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    Full Text Available This study evaluated the benefit of inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Glomus clarum, for the initial growth of some native arboreal species of the Cerrado biome, namely gabiroba (Campomanesia cambessedeana, baru (Dipterix alata, jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril, ingá (Inga laurina, caroba (Jacaranda cuspidifolia and chichá (Sterculia striata, in unsterilized soil with low (0.02 mg L‑1 and high (0.2 mg L‑1 concentrations of P in the soil solution. Experiments were conducted in a greenhouse, using 1.5 kg vases, for up to 120 days. The experimental design for each arboreal species was completely randomized, with ten replicates in a 2x2 factorial design (inoculated and noninoculated seedlings, and two levels of phosphorus (P in the soil solution. Arboreal plants of the Cerrado biome showed increased mycorrhizal colonization from inoculation with Glomus clarum, except chichá, as this species showed a high indigenous colonization, not differing from the colonization promoted by inoculated fungi. Inoculation promoted increased growth in baru, gabiroba, ingá, caroba and chichá, increasing shoot dry matter (MSPA and root dry matter (MSR. In caroba, this effect was synergistic with application of P to the soil. Baru and jatobá showed increased dry matter with application of P to the soil only. The mycotrophy (mycorrhizal dependence of species and their response to inoculation and to phosphorus are discussed. In order to produce quality seedlings of caroba, gabiroba, chichá and ingá, combining inoculation with Glomus clarum and phosphate fertilization of the soil is recommended, while for jatobá and baru only the application of P to the soil is recommended.

  16. Plant species as a therapeutic resource in areas of the savanna in the state of Pernambuco, Northeast Brazil.

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    Saraiva, Manuele Eufrasio; Ulisses, Ana Vartan Ribeiro de Alencar; Ribeiro, Daiany Alves; de Oliveira, Liana Geraldo Souza; de Macêdo, Delmácia Gonçalves; de Sousa, Francisca de Fátima Silva; de Menezes, Irwin Rose Alencar; Sampaio, Everardo Valadares de Sá Barretto; Souza, Marta Maria de Almeida

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    Ethnobotanical studies have contributed significantly in research of plants with therapeutic potential. The aim of the present study was to learn about the use of native medicinal plants cited by the traditional population in "cerradão" (savanna woodland) areas in Northeast Brazil, providing data on therapeutic indications of the species used and their versatility. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on the basis of a standardized questionnaire designed for key informants selected using the "snowball" technique. The selection of plants species with therapeutic potential was performed on the basis of the relative importance (RI) and informant consensus fator (ICF). A total of 78 species were indicated for 87 therapeutic purposes. Of these, 11 species presented great versatility of use (RI>1), as e.g.including Copaifera langsdorffii Desf., Hybanthus calceolaria (Mart.) Plumel., Heliotropium cf. indicum L., Croton zehntneri, Croton heliotropiifolius, Myracrodruon urundeuva, Stryphnodendro rotundifolium. Medicinal uses could be generalized Pax & K. Hoffm and Hymenaea courbaril L. The therapeutic indications were grouped into 14 use 15 categories with 594 species-category combinations. The largest number of medicinal species was indicated for illnesses or undefined pain, followed by diseases associated with respiratory, digestive and genitourinaryof body systems. The factor informant consensus highlighted the agreement in the use of plants and showed that the, of which Diseases of the Nervous System and, Diseases of the Circulatory System had the greatest agreement 1.0 and 0.87 repectively, Disorders of the Visual Sensory System - Eyes and Respiratory System Disorder showed the highest agreement of use. Most of the species cited by the key informants are well known scientifically, but it is interesting that some have been studied little or not all with regard to confirming their purported medicinal properties and can contribute substantially to pharmacological

  17. Caracterização florística, fitossociológica e regeneração natural do sub-bosque da reserva genética florestal Tamanduá, D.F.

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    Full Text Available This work was carried out in the Tamanduá Forest Genetic Reserve, in Brasília, Brazil, comprised mainly by gallery forest. It aimed to assess the floristic composition, natural regeneration and the spatial distribution of the main woody species in the undergrowth. The species were Cariniana estrellensis (Raddi O. Kuntze, Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel J. F.Macbr., Copaifera langsdorffii Desf., Anadenanthera macrocarpa (Benth. Brenan, Virola sebifera Aubl., Hymenaea courbaril var. stilbocarpa (Hayne Lee & Lang., Aspidosperma discolor A. St. Hil., Astronium fraxinifolium Schott and Schefflera morototoni B. Maguire, Stey. & Frodin, all considered priorities for in situ conservation. Five transects were used, each 10 meters wide, laid perpendicular to the main watercourse in the studied area. A total of 21,482 regenerants per hectare were found in 69 species, 53 genera and 39 families. The families which had the largest numbers of species as seedlings were, in descending order, Leguminosae (Fabaceae, Rubiaceae, Sapindaceae and Meliaceae. Surveying of young individuals, the dominant families with higher importance value (IV were as follows: Meliaceae (32.78 %, Rubiaceae (13.92 %, Burseraceae (13.76 %, Rutaceae (8.54 % and Hippocrateaceae (6.36 %, accounting for 75.36 % of total IV and 78.56 % of cover. All target species studied were represented among regenerants, especially Cariniana estrelllensis. However, only Copaifera langsdorffii and Virola sebifera were found among young individuals. A mixture quotient of 1:3 was calculated and indicates a forest rich in species, when compared to other similar forest formations. The spatial distribution of the regenerant species showed different patterns.

  18. Growth and photosynthetic performance of five tree seedlings species in response to natural light regimes from the Central Pacific of Costa Rica.

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    Guzmán, J Antonio; Cordero, Roberto A

    2013-09-01

    Environmental heterogeneity mostly dominated by differing light regimes affects the expression of phenotypic plasticity, which is important for plant growth and survival, especially in the forest understory. The knowledge about these responses to this heterogeneity is a key factor for forest restoration initiatives. In this study, we determine several phenotypic responses to contrasting light conditions in five native tree seedling species of La Cangreja National Park, Central Pacific of Costa Rica, four of them with threatened or relict populations. After 14 weeks at a medium gap condition (24% of full sun), seedlings were transferred and acclimated for 11 weeks to three different natural light regimes: large gap (LG), medium gap (MG) and small gap (SG), corresponding to 52%, 24%, 9% of the mean direct and indirect radiation at each site from full sun. Growth, biomass allocation and leaf gas exchange were measured after the acclimation period. Four species strongly reduced relative growth rate (RGR) in the lower light condition. Total biomass (TB) and RGR were different in Hymenaea courbaril and Platymiscium curiense. H. courbaril and Astronium graveolens had significant changes in the maximum assimilation rate, with a mean value in the LG of 11.02 and 7.70 micromolCO2/m2s, respectively. P. curuense showed the same trend and significant changes in RGR and biomass allocation. Aspidosperma myristicifolium and Plinia puriscalensis showed no adjustments to the light regimes in any of the measured variables. This study remarks the importance of determining the growth and physiological performance of these tree native species. It also demonstrates that the most threatened species are those with the less plastic responses to the light regimes, which stresses the difficult situation of their natural populations. This study highlights an urgent definition of the conservation and restoration needs of the degraded forests of the Costa Rican Central Pacific area, where these

  19. Chapas de cimento-madeira com resíduos da indústria madeireira da Região Amazônica

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o emprego do resíduo da indústria madeireira da região da Amazônia brasileira na produção de material compósito cimento-madeira. Foi avaliada a compatibilidade de seis espécies de dicotiledôneas nativas da Amazônia com o cimento CP V ARI por meio da realização de ensaios de compressão axial em corpos de prova cilíndricos. Os resíduos foram utilizados ao natural e submetidos ao tratamento de lavagem em água quente por 2 h. A relação cimento-madeira foi de 3:1, em massa, juntamente com os aditivos aceleradores de pega sulfato de alumínio a 3% e cloreto de cálcio a 3% e 5%. Os resultados dos ensaios de compressão indicaram como potencial de uso os resíduos de três espécies combinado ao tratamento com o acelerador de pega cloreto de cálcio a 5%. Foram confeccionadas chapas cimento-madeira com resíduos das espécies Cedrela Odorata L. (Cedro, Vochysia máxima Ducke (Quaruba, Hymenaea courbaril L. (Jatobá e mais a mistura delas. Os resultados dos ensaios das propriedades físicas e mecânicas das chapas mostraram que todas apresentaram características adequadas para a finalidade, e as chapas da espécie cedro apresentaram o melhor desempenho.

  20. Antimicrobial potential of ethanol extracts of plants against gramnegative bacilli isolated from cervicovaginal mucosa of sheep bred in the region of Petrolina-PE

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    Full Text Available Reproductive tract infections are the main causes of losses from the low reproductive efficiency of sheep. Gram negative bacilli belonging to the normal flora of the genital region can trigger diseases. The pathogenicity of these agents is expressed when females are with weakened immune system, either by food or stress management. Flaws in and concern about antibiotic residues in animal production have prompted research regarding alternatives for the treatment of diseases. The herbal medicine hás been considered in this context is the subject of numerous studies. This study aimed to evaluate the antibacterial potential of ethanol extracts of plants belonging to the flora of the Northeast against gram negative bacilli isolated from cervical-vaginal mucosa of sheep. Six plants were selected from Caatinga biome: Encholirium spectabile, Bromelia laciniosa, Neoglaziovia variegata, Amburana cearensis Hymenaea martiana and Selaginella convoluta. The plant material was processed to obtain the crude extract. This was tested by microdilution plate and determining the minimum bactericidal concentration, the second document of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI and the extracts diluted in water and alcohol. We used 43 gram negative isolates, as follows: 14 E. coli, 10 Enterobacter spp., 10 Acinetobacter spp. 9 and Klebsiella spp. In the aqueous dilution Klebsiella spp. showed response only to species B. laciniosa, S. convoluta and H. martiana. All tested extracts showed antibacterial activity against Acinetobacter spp and no activity against E. coli and Enterobacter spp. Among the extracts diluted in water H. martiana showed the highest antibacterial activity. In all dilution alcoholic extracts showed inhibitory activity against all bacterial genera, but no statistical difference between them.

  1. Aprovechamiento forestal maderable en cuatro municipios del departamento de Chocó, Colombia

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    Full Text Available  Se caracterizó el aprovechamiento de los productos forestales maderables de cuatro municipiosdel departamento del Choco, Colombia, teniendo en cuenta los procesos de transformación, uso y comercialización. Para la recolección de la información, se formularon encuestas estructuradas, las cuales fueron aplicadas a los aserradores y ebanistas; paralelo a esto, se realizaron visitas al bosque donde se observaron los procesos productivos. Como resultado se obtuvo que las especies maderables más aprovechadas en los municipios de Atrato, Certegui, Istmina y Medio San Juan son: Brosimum utile, Hymenaea oblongifolia, Pseudolmedia laevigata, Cedrela odorata, Couma macrocarpa, Calophyllum longifolium y Humiriastrum procerum. Los rendimientos promedios en la cosecha del bosque son 1,72 m3 hora-1, equivalente a 412 m3  mes-1, de los cuales se obtienen bloques y trozas. El 69% de este material es comercializado con intermediario y el 31% restante es vendido a los centros de acopios locales, quienes lo transforman en 2x2, Guayacanes, 2x3, vigas, tablas y soleras. Los desperdicios generados de las labores de aprovechamiento, en casi su totalidad no son aprovechados a excepción del aserrín, del cual una parte se utiliza en labores agropecuarias y el resto es arrojado a los ríos. Producto del segundo grado de transformación a nivel local se obtienen: camas, sillas, canaletes, canoas, entre otros materiales. Las actividades de cosecha del bosque en los cuatros municipios en estudio se caracterizan porque: son realizadas con motosierra, la madera obtenida es transportada a hombro, balsas (fluvialmente y utilizando tracción animal. Referente a la relación beneficio costo, se obtuvo un valor de 6.

  2. Atividade antimicrobiana in vitro de extratos de plantas do bioma caatinga em isolados de Escherichia coli de suínos

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    Full Text Available RESUMO A suinocultura é uma atividade pecuária bem consolidada no Brasil. Por outro lado a colibacilose neonatal, cujo patógeno é Escherichia coli, pode diminuir a produtividade nas granjas e causar prejuízos aos produtores. O tratamento baseia-se na utilização de drogas antimicrobianas. Todavia, o uso indiscriminado dessas substâncias tem levado a seleção de cepas resistentes. Diante disso, a busca por alternativas terapêuticas, como as plantas medicinais, tem se tornado cada vez mais comum. Dessa maneira, objetivou-se determinar a atividade antimicrobiana de cinco extratos etanólicos de plantas do bioma caatinga: Amburana cearensis (Fr. Allem A.C. Smith, Encholirium spectabile Mart., Hymenaea courbaril L, Neoglaziovia variegata Mez e Selaginella convoluta Spring frente a 43 isolados de Eschericha coli coletados de suínos. Para o teste de sensibilidade in vitro foi realizada a técnica da Concentração Bactericida Mínima (CBM pelo método da microdiluição em microplaca. Os extratos apresentaram atividade antimicrobiana nas seguintes médias 138,75 175,28, 128,36, 127,71 e 129,33 μg/mL, respectivamente. Essa atividade antibacteriana pode estar relacionada a ação de metabólitos secundários presentes nos extratos dessas plantas. Dessa forma, nosso estudo pode contribuir para o desenvolvimento de alternativas terapêuticas no tratamento de infecções, como a colibacilose neonatal em suíno, bem como para o conhecimento acerca das plantas medicinais da Caatinga.

  3. Control del aprovechamiento ilegal de flora a partir de la anatomía de siete especies maderables en estado de amenaza. Aportes a la política nacional ambiental

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    David Fernando Urrego

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Considerando que la Policía Nacional de Colombia es una de las instituciones firmantes del "Pacto Intersectorial por la Madera Legal en Colombia" y con el fin de asegurar que la cadena de custodia de la madera provenga de fuentes legales, se realizó una caracterización microscópica de siete especies forestales en estado de amenaza, como contribución académica a la actividad policial en el marco de la legislación ambiental. La investigación es un aporte a la gestión ambiental estatal; igualmente, es un incentivo para elaborar una guía técnica de campo para el reconocimiento de maderas, debido a que la Policía colombiana, como ente de control en la movilización de especímenes de diversidad biológica, además del cumplimiento de su misionalidad específica, lidera procesos de protección, conservación y recuperación de recursos naturales, en apoyo a las demás autoridades ambientales regionales y locales, mediante el despliegue de estrategias orientadas a prevenir el tráfico ilegal de madera, que en la actualidad asciende a un promedio del 40% a nivel nacional. El presente estudio realiza una caracterización microscópica de las especies Aspidosperma polyneuron, A. megalocarpon, Humiriastrum procerum, Hymenaea oblongifolia, H. courbaril, Isidodendron tripterocarpum y Juglans neotropica, como herramienta para la identificación de muestras que respalden el control y proceso postdecomiso de la movilización ilegal de maderas.

  4. Inoculation of Schizolobium parahyba with mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria increases wood yield under field conditions

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    Martha Viviana Torres Cely

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Schizolobium parahyba var. amazonicum (Huber ex Ducke occurs naturally in the Brazilian Amazon. Currently, it is being planted extensively because of its fast growth and excellent use in forestry. Consequently, there is great interest in new strategies to increase wood production. The interaction between soil microorganisms and plants, specifically in the roots, provides essential nutrients for plant growth. These interactions can have growth-promoting effects. In this way, this study assessed the effect of the inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR on growth of S. parahyba var. amazonicum under field conditions. We used two native species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Claroideoglomus etunicatum (Ce and Acaulospora sp. (Ac; two native strains of Rhizobium sp. (Rh1 and Rh2; and a non-native strain of Burkholderia sp. Different combinations of microorganisms were supplemented with chemical fertilizers (doses D1 and D2 in two planting methods, seed sowing and seedling planting. In seed sowing, the results showed that treatments with Ce/Rh1/Fertilizer D2 and Ac/No PGPR/Fertilizer D2 increased wood yield. In seedling planting, two combinations (Ac/Rh2/Fertilizer D1 and Ac/Rh1/Fertilizer D1 were more effective in increasing seedling growth. In these experiments, inoculation with AMF and PGPR increased wood yield by about 20% compared to the application of fertilizer alone.

  5. Evolution of hydraulic traits in closely related species pairs from Mediterranean and nonMediterranean environments of North America.

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    Bhaskar, Radika; Valiente-Banuet, Alfonso; Ackerly, David D

    2007-01-01

    Chaparral shrubs in California experience cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers characteristic of mediterranean-type climates; by contrast, morphologically similar close relatives in central Mexico experience summer rainfall. A comparison of closely related species pairs was conducted to examine whether evolutionary divergences in plant hydraulic conductivity were associated with contrasting seasonality of precipitation. Six species pairs in Santa Barbara, California and Tehuacan, Mexico were chosen to test for repeated directional divergences across the habitat contrast. Additionally, evolutionary correlations were examined using phylogenetically independent contrasts (PICs) among a suite of hydraulic traits, including stem- and leaf-specific conductivity, resistance to embolism, wood density, inverse Huber value, and minimum seasonal water potential. Leaf-specific conductivity was generally higher in California, but for most hydraulic traits the species pairs exhibited varied evolutionary trajectories across the climate contrast. A significant correlation was found between divergences in xylem resistance to embolism and minimum seasonal water potential, but no evolutionary trade-off was found between resistance and stem conductivity. Higher leaf-specific conductivity may be adaptive in California, where soil and atmospheric droughts coincide during summer months. This response is consistent with a hydraulic strategy of high leaf water supply under high evaporative demand to prevent excessive drops in water potential.

  6. Multi-Frame Super-Resolution of Gaofen-4 Remote Sensing Images.

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    Xu, Jieping; Liang, Yonghui; Liu, Jin; Huang, Zongfu

    2017-09-18

    Gaofen-4 is China's first geosynchronous orbit high-definition optical imaging satellite with extremely high temporal resolution. The features of staring imaging and high temporal resolution enable the super-resolution of multiple images of the same scene. In this paper, we propose a super-resolution (SR) technique to reconstruct a higher-resolution image from multiple low-resolution (LR) satellite images. The method first performs image registration in both the spatial and range domains. Then the point spread function (PSF) of LR images is parameterized by a Gaussian function and estimated by a blind deconvolution algorithm based on the maximum a posteriori (MAP). Finally, the high-resolution (HR) image is reconstructed by a MAP-based SR algorithm. The MAP cost function includes a data fidelity term and a regularized term. The data fidelity term is in the L₂ norm, and the regularized term employs the Huber-Markov prior which can reduce the noise and artifacts while preserving the image edges. Experiments with real Gaofen-4 images show that the reconstructed images are sharper and contain more details than Google Earth ones.

  7. Eating attitudes, body image and risk for eating disorders in a group of Spanish dancers.

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    Jáuregui Lobera, Ignacio; Bolaños-Ríos, Patricia; Valero-Blanco, Eva; Ortega-de-la-Torre, Ángeles

    2016-09-20

    Prevalence of eating disorders (ED) and discrepancies between actual weight and weight perception seem much higher in dancers. The aims analysed in 77 dancers were: risk for ED; relationship between eating attitudes and psychological variables; dieting and self-weighing, and body image distortion. Weight- and body image-related variables, dieting, self-reported physical fitness, specific ED-related variables and other psychological variables were assessed. The robust Huber's model was applied in order to test the inflluence of the variables analysed on the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-40) scores. In case of categorical variables, the Chi-square (χ2-test) or the Fisher's exact test were applied. Higher risk of ED was not obtained. Despite the relationship between EAT-40 and BMI, body appreciation and drive for thinness, scores on EAT-40 and BMI do not suggest higher risk in dancers. Dancers had a similar weight perception than other populations and body dissatisfaction seems not to be worse than the reported in other types of participants. Despite some limitations, our study adds some data in this field of study bearing in mind the use of a cluster of variables previously not taken into account as a whole.

  8. A quantitative evaluation of the iron-sulfur world and its relevance to life's origins

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    Ross, D.S.

    2008-01-01

    The significance of Wa??chtersha??user's iron-sulfur world to the origin of life and the limits to its notional autocatalytic cycles are examined in kinetic simulations of the chain polymerization sequence primitive materials ??? amino acids ??? oligomers The simulations were run for the formation of all oligomers up to the 20-mer over a 1 Gy interval from the end of the period of heavy bombardment, during which period life emerged. Upper-limit rate constant estimates developed from the studies of Huber and Wa??chtersha?? user were employed. The simulations showed that oligomer production consistent with life's start within that interval emerges only with an autocatalyst exhibiting a catalytic proficiency comparable to that of contemporary enzymes. The simulations, moreover, ignored likely thermodynamic and statistical burdens which, if included, would have led to the need for catalytic capacities well in excess of those in present-day enzymes. Prebiotic oligomers with such levels of activity are clearly not likely, and it is apparent that the iron-sulfur scheme could not have played a role in life's beginnings. ?? 2008 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

  9. Mechanical and physical properties of LVL panels made from three amazonic species

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    Nerci Nina Lima

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to evaluate the physical-mechanical performance of laminated veneer lumber (LV produced with different compositions of tropical Amazonian species and Pinus oocarpa. Three tropical species were used: Cordia goeldiana Huber. (Freijó, Parkia gigantocarpa Ducke (Faveira and Brosimum parinarioides Ducke (Amapá doce. For comparison, Pinus oocarpa wood obtained from an experimental stand was used. Three types of veneer combination were evaluated: (i one species; (ii the three Amazonian species combination and (iii combination of Amazonian species with Pinus oocarpa. The acoustic propagation velocity was also evaluated with the stress wave timer for correlation between dynamic modulus of elasticity (MOEd and static modulus of elasticity (MOEs of the panel. Panels produced with Amazonian species presented lower water absorption than Pinus oocarpa panels. Regarding the mechanical properties, the lowest strength was verified for "faveira" panels. There was no statistical difference among panels in glue line shear strength. The stress wave timer could be used for prediction of MOEs by using MOEd.

  10. Robust parameter estimation for dynamical systems from outlier-corrupted data.

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    Maier, Corinna; Loos, Carolin; Hasenauer, Jan

    2017-03-01

    Dynamics of cellular processes are often studied using mechanistic mathematical models. These models possess unknown parameters which are generally estimated from experimental data assuming normally distributed measurement noise. Outlier corruption of datasets often cannot be avoided. These outliers may distort the parameter estimates, resulting in incorrect model predictions. Robust parameter estimation methods are required which provide reliable parameter estimates in the presence of outliers. In this manuscript, we propose and evaluate methods for estimating the parameters of ordinary differential equation models from outlier-corrupted data. As alternatives to the normal distribution as noise distribution, we consider the Laplace, the Huber, the Cauchy and the Student's t distribution. We assess accuracy, robustness and computational efficiency of estimators using these different distribution assumptions. To this end, we consider artificial data of a conversion process, as well as published experimental data for Epo-induced JAK/STAT signaling. We study how well the methods can compensate and discover artificially introduced outliers. Our evaluation reveals that using alternative distributions improves the robustness of parameter estimates. The MATLAB implementation of the likelihood functions using the distribution assumptions is available at Bioinformatics online. jan.hasenauer@helmholtz-muenchen.de. Supplementary material are available at Bioinformatics online.

  11. POLYPHENOLS AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF FOUR FRUITS NATIVE TO THE COAST OF CEARA UNDER DIFFERENT MATURATION STAGES

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This study aimed to quantify polyphenolic compounds and antioxidant activity of four fruits native to the coast of Ceara under different maturation stages aiming their use for a healthier diet. Myrtle (Eugenia punicifolia (Kunth DC. fruits were collected at the Botanical State Park of Ceara, in Caucaia-CE and guajiru (Chrisobalanus icaco L., manipuça (Mouriri cearensis Huber and murici-pitanga (Byrsonima gardneriana A. Juss. fruits were collected at the Botanical Garden of São Gonçalo, São Gonçalo do Amarante-CE. Fruits were collected and transported to the Laboratory of Plant Ecophysiology, being characterized, processed and frozen for chemical assessments at the Laboratory of Physiology and Postharvest Technology - Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical: polyphenolic compounds and total antioxidant activity. The ESTAT software was used for statistical analyses. The polyphenolic content had the highest and the lowest value for guajiru fruits with 480.73 and 10.90 mg/100 g, respectively and total antioxidant activity, the highest value was found for manipuça fruits, with 42.99 µM of Trolox/g of pulp and the lowest value for guajiru fruits, with 1.45 µM of Trolox/g of pulp. There was a significant correlation between polyphenolic content and total antioxidant activity obtained for guajiru fruits, which showed high correlation coefficient, R = -0.95 (P < 0.05.

  12. Neutron Fourier diffractometer FSD for internal stress analysis: first results

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    Bokuchava, G. D.; Aksenov, V. L.; Balagurov, A. M.; Kuzmin, E. S.; Zhuravlev, V. V.; Bulkin, A. P.; Kudryashev, V. A.; Trounov, V. A.

    At the IBR-2 pulsed reactor in Dubna a new neutron Fourier diffractometer FSD is under construction. FSD continues the development of neutron Fourier diffractometry at long-pulse neutron sources, which was started several years ago with the high-resolution Fourier diffractometer HRFD at the IBR-2. Whereas HRFD is mainly used for precise structural refinement, FSD is optimised for internal stress measurements in bulk materials. The FSD design satisfies the requirements of high luminosity, high resolution, a specific sample environment, a wide range of dhkl, and fixed scattering angles 2θ=+/-90°. It consists of a mirror neutron guide, a fast Fourier chopper for the neutron-beam intensity modulation, a +/-90° MultiCon ZnS(Ag) 6Li-loaded detector system with both geometrical and electronic focusing, a five-axis goniometer `Huber' and loading machines, and VME-based RTOF analysers for data acquisition. Examples of the first experimental results obtained with FSD are presented.

  13. Investigation of the fluid flow dynamic parameters for Newtonian and non-Newtonian materials: an approach to understanding the fluid flow-like structures within fault zones

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    Tanaka, H.; Shiomi, Y.; Ma, K.-F.

    2017-11-01

    To understand the fault zone fluid flow-like structure, namely the ductile deformation structure, often observed in the geological field (e.g., Ramsay and Huber The techniques of modern structure geology, vol. 1: strain analysis, Academia Press, London, 1983; Hobbs and Ord Structure geology: the mechanics of deforming metamorphic rocks, Vol. I: principles, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2015), we applied a theoretical approach to estimate the rate of deformation, the shear stress and the time to form a streak-line pattern in the boundary layer of viscous fluids. We model the dynamics of streak lines in laminar boundary layers for Newtonian and pseudoplastic fluids and compare the results to those obtained via laboratory experiments. The structure of deformed streak lines obtained using our model is consistent with experimental observations, indicating that our model is appropriate for understanding the shear rate, flow time and shear stress based on the profile of deformed streak lines in the boundary layer in Newtonian and pseudoplastic viscous materials. This study improves our understanding of the transportation processes in fluids and of the transformation processes in fluid-like materials. Further application of this model could facilitate understanding the shear stress and time history of the fluid flow-like structure of fault zones observed in the field.[Figure not available: see fulltext.

  14. The Jump Set under Geometric Regularization. Part 1: Basic Technique and First-Order Denoising

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    © 2015 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Let u ∈ BV(Ω) solve the total variation (TV) denoising problem with L2-squared fidelity and data f. Caselles, Chambolle, and Novaga [Multiscale Model. Simul., 6 (2008), pp. 879-894] have shown the containment Hm-1 (Ju \\\\Jf) = 0 of the jump set Ju of u in that of f. Their proof unfortunately depends heavily on the co-area formula, as do many results in this area, and as such is not directly extensible to higher-order, curvature-based, and other advanced geometric regularizers, such as total generalized variation and Euler\\'s elastica. These have received increased attention in recent times due to their better practical regularization properties compared to conventional TV or wavelets. We prove analogous jump set containment properties for a general class of regularizers. We do this with novel Lipschitz transformation techniques and do not require the co-area formula. In the present Part 1 we demonstrate the general technique on first-order regularizers, while in Part 2 we will extend it to higher-order regularizers. In particular, we concentrate in this part on TV and, as a novelty, Huber-regularized TV. We also demonstrate that the technique would apply to nonconvex TV models as well as the Perona-Malik anisotropic diffusion, if these approaches were well-posed to begin with.

  15. Morphophysiological Behavior and Cambial Activity in Seedlings of Two Amazonian Tree Species under Shade

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    Monyck Jeane dos Santos Lopes

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Variations in light intensity can lead to important anatomical and morphophysiological changes in plants. Aiming to increase knowledge about the Amazonian tree species, this study examines the influence of shade on the cambial activity and development of Parkia gigantocarpa Ducke and Schizolobium parahyba var. amazonicum (Huber ex Ducke Barneby seedlings. Seedlings of the two species were grown in a nursery under four shade intensities (treatments: full sun, low, moderate, and high shade (resp., 0%, 23%, 67%, and 73% of shade, or 2000, 1540, 660, and 540 µmol·m−2·s−1 obtained with polyethylene screens. We measured plant height, stem diameter, biomass production, stomatal conductance (gs, transpiration (E, photosynthesis (A, and cambial activity (CA (xylem, cambium, and phloem. Also, we calculated the Dickson Quality Index (DQI. The highest values of biomass production, gs,  E, A, and DQI, were found under full sun, in P. gigantocarpa, and under low shade intensity in S. parahyba. In both species high shade intensity reduced CA. We concluded that the CA and the physiological and morphological attributes work together, explaining the radial growth and increasing seedlings quality, which optimized efficient seedling production under full sun, in P. gigantocarpa, and under low shade intensity in S. parahyba.

  16. Diversity of hydraulic traits in nine Cordia species growing in tropical forests with contrasting precipitation.

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    Choat, Brendan; Sack, Lawren; Holbrook, N Michele

    2007-01-01

    Inter- and intraspecific variation in hydraulic traits was investigated in nine Cordia (Boraginaceae) species growing in three tropical rainforests differing in mean annual precipitation (MAP). Interspecific variation was examined for the different Cordia species found at each site, and intraspecific variation was studied in populations of the widespread species Cordia alliodora across the three sites. Strong intra- and interspecific variation were observed in vulnerability to drought-induced embolism. Species growing at drier sites were more resistant to embolism than those growing at moister sites; the same pattern was observed for populations of C. alliodora. By contrast, traits related to hydraulic capacity, including stem xylem vessel diameter, sapwood specific conductivity (K(s)) and leaf specific conductivity (K(L)), varied strongly but independently of MAP. For C. alliodora, xylem anatomy, K(s), K(L) and Huber value varied little across sites, with K(s) and K(L) being consistently high relative to other Cordia species. A constitutively high hydraulic capacity coupled with plastic or genotypic adjustment in vulnerability to embolism and leaf water relations would contribute to the ability of C. alliodora to establish and compete across a wide precipitation gradient.

  17. Model-based iterative reconstruction using higher-order regularization of dynamic synchrotron data

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    Kazantsev, Daniil; Guo, Enyu; Phillion, A. B.; Withers, Philip J.; Lee, Peter D.

    2017-09-01

    We present a novel iterative reconstruction method applied to in situ x-ray synchrotron tomographic data of dendrite formation during the solidification of magnesium alloy. Frequently, fast dynamic imaging projection data are undersampled, noisy, of poor contrast and can contain various acquisition artifacts. Direct reconstruction methods are not suitable and iterative reconstruction techniques must be adapted to the existing data features. Normally, an accurate modelling of the objective function can guarantee a better reconstruction. In this work, we design a special cost function where the data fidelity term is based on the Group-Huber functional to minimize ring artifacts and the regularization term is a higher-order variational penalty. We show that the total variation penalty is unsuitable for some cases and higher-order regularization functionals can ensure a better fit to the expected properties of the data. Additionally, we highlight the importance of 3D regularization over 2D for the problematic data. The proposed method shows a promising performance dealing with angular undersampled noisy dynamic data with ring artifacts.

  18. 2nd European Congress of Mathematics

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    Katona, G; Recski, A; Sza’sz, D

    1998-01-01

    This is the second volume of the procedings of the second European Congress of Mathematics. Volume I presents the speeches delivered at the Congress, the list of lectures, and short summaries of the achievements of the prize winners. Together with volume II it contains a collection of contributions by the invited lecturers. Finally, volume II also presents reports on some of the Round Table discussions. This two-volume set thus gives an overview of the state of the art in many fields of mathematics and is therefore of interest to every professional mathematician. Contributors: Vol. I: N. Alon, L. Ambrosio, K. Astala, R. Benedetti, Ch. Bessenrodt, F. Bethuel, P. Bjørstad, E. Bolthausen, J. Bricmont, A. Kupiainen, D. Burago, L. Caporaso, U. Dierkes, I. Dynnikov, L.H. Eliasson, W.T. Gowers, H. Hedenmalm, A. Huber, J. Kaczorowski, J. Kollár, D.O. Kramkov, A.N. Shiryaev, C. Lescop, R. März. Vol. II: J. Matousek, D. McDuff, A.S. Merkurjev, V. Milman, St. Müller, T. Nowicki, E. Olivieri, E. Scoppola, V.P. Platon...

  19. Using the R-MAPE index as a resistant measure of forecast accuracy.

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    Montaño Moreno, Juan José; Palmer Pol, Alfonso; Sesé Abad, Albert; Cajal Blasco, Berta

    2013-01-01

    The mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) is probably the most widely used goodness-of-fit measure. However, it does not meet the validity criterion due to the fact that the distribution of the absolute percentage errors is usually skewed to the right, with the presence of outlier values. In these cases, MAPE overstates the corresponding population parameter. In this study, we propose an alternative index, called Resistant MAPE or R-MAPE based on the calculation of the Huber M-estimator, which allows overcoming the aforementioned limitation. The results derived from the application of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) models are used to forecast a time series. The arithmetic mean, MAPE, overstates the corresponding population parameter, unlike R-MAPE, on a set of error distributions with a statistically significant right skew, as well as outlier values. Our results suggest that R-MAPE represents a suitable alternative measure of forecast accuracy, due to the fact that it provides a valid assessment of forecast accuracy compared to MAPE.

  20. Robust CDMA multiuser detection using a neural-network approach.

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    Chuah, Teong Chee; Sharif, B S; Hinton, O R

    2002-01-01

    Abstract-Recently, a robust version of the linear decorrelating detector (LDD) based on the Huber's M-estimation technique has been proposed. In this paper, we first demonstrate the use of a three-layer recurrent neural network (RNN) to implement the LDD without requiring matrix inversion. The key idea is based on minimizing an appropriate computational energy function iteratively. Second, it will be shown that the M-decorrelating detector (MDD) can be implemented by simply incorporating sigmoidal neurons in the first layer of the RNN. A proof of the redundancy of the matrix inversion process is provided and the computational saving in realistic network is highlighted. Third, we illustrate how further performance gain could be achieved for the subspace-based blind MDD by using robust estimates of the signal subspace components in the initial stage. The impulsive noise is modeled using non-Gaussian alpha-stable distributions, which do not include a Gaussian component but facilitate the use of the recently proposed geometric signal-to-noise ratio (G-SNR). The characteristics and performance of the proposed neural-network detectors are investigated by computer simulation.

  1. Geology and industrial mineral resources of the Macon-Gordon Kaolin District, Georgia

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    Buie, Bennett Frank; Hetrick, J.H.; Patterson, S.H.; Neeley, C.L.

    1979-01-01

    The Macon-Gordon kaolin district is about 80 miles (130 km) southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. It extends across the boundary between, and includes parts of, the Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plain physiographic provinces. The rocks in the Piedmont are mainly intensely folded sericite schist and granite gneiss containing irregular masses of amphibolite and feldspathic biotite gneiss and scattered igneous intrusive rocks. Most of the crystalline rocks are thought to be of Paleozoic age, but some of the intrusive rocks may be younger. The crystalline rocks are cut by a major unconformity and are overlain by sedimentary formations ranging in age from Cretaceous to Miocene. The valuable kaolin deposits occur in the Cretaceous beds, undivided, and in the Huber Formation which is of Paleocene to middle Eocene age. The resources of kaolin in the district are estimated in millions of metric tons as follows: reserves, 100; subeconomic resources, 700 to 900; undiscovered resources, probably 700 to 1,000. In addition to kaolin, the leading mineral commodity mined in the district, crushed stone and sand are now being produced, and fuller's earth and a minor amount of limestone were formerly produced. The crushed stone is quarried from igneous rocks in the Piedmont province. The sand is washed from the Cretaceous beds, undivided. The fuller's earth was mined from the Twiggs Clay Member of the Barnwell Formation, and limestone was dug from the Tivola Limestone.

  2. Dissecting Reactor Antineutrino Flux Calculations

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    Sonzogni, A. A.; McCutchan, E. A.; Hayes, A. C.

    2017-09-01

    Current predictions for the antineutrino yield and spectra from a nuclear reactor rely on the experimental electron spectra from 235U, 239Pu, 241Pu and a numerical method to convert these aggregate electron spectra into their corresponding antineutrino ones. In the present work we investigate quantitatively some of the basic assumptions and approximations used in the conversion method, studying first the compatibility between two recent approaches for calculating electron and antineutrino spectra. We then explore different possibilities for the disagreement between the measured Daya Bay and the Huber-Mueller antineutrino spectra, including the 238U contribution as well as the effective charge and the allowed shape assumption used in the conversion method. We observe that including a shape correction of about +6 % MeV-1 in conversion calculations can better describe the Daya Bay spectrum. Because of a lack of experimental data, this correction cannot be ruled out, concluding that in order to confirm the existence of the reactor neutrino anomaly, or even quantify it, precisely measured electron spectra for about 50 relevant fission products are needed. With the advent of new rare ion facilities, the measurement of shape factors for these nuclides, for many of which precise beta intensity data from TAGS experiments already exist, would be highly desirable.

  3. The Folding and Fracturing of Rocks: A milestone publication in Structural Geology research

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    Lisle, Richard; Bastida, Fernando

    2017-04-01

    In the field of structural geology, the textbook written by John G Ramsay in 1967, reprinted in 2004 and translated into Spanish and Chinese, is the one that has made the greatest research impact. With citations exceeding 4000 (Google Scholar) it far surpasses books by other authors on the subject, with this figure only being approached by his later book Modern Structural Geology (Ramsay and Huber 1983). In this paper we consider the factors that account for the book's success despite the fact that it is a research-level text beyond the comfort zone of most undergraduates. We also take stock of other measures of the book's success; the way it influenced the direction subsequent research effort. We summarize the major advances in structural geology that were prompted by Ramsay's book. Finally we consider the book's legacy. Before the publication of the book in 1967 structural geology had been an activity that had concentrated almost exclusively on geological mapping aimed at establishing the geometrical configuration of rock units. In fact, Ramsay himself has produced beautiful examples of such maps. However, the book made us aware that the geometrical pattern is controlled by the spatial variation of material properties, the boundary conditions, the deformation environment and the temporal variation of stresses. With the arrival of the book Structural Geology came of age as a modern scientific discipline that employed a range of tools such as those of physics, maths and engineering as well as those of geology.

  4. Influence of religious aspects and personal beliefs on psychological behavior: focus on anxiety disorders

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    Full Text Available Agorastos Agorastos,1 Cüneyt Demiralay,1 Christian G Huber2 1Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; 2Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Abstract: The current paper presents literature relevant to the relationship of religiosity, spirituality, and personal beliefs with mental health and, in particular, anxiety disorders as an empirical narrative review, providing an overview on the most important and clinically relevant research results on the topic. The relationship between religiosity/spirituality, personal beliefs (ie, magical ideation and paranormal beliefs, and mental health has lately been studied extensively, and results have indicated significant associations among these variables. However, scientific approaches to this field are complex and multidimensional, partly leading to poor operationalization, incomparable data, and contradictory results. Literature demonstrates that higher religiosity/spirituality and magical ideation scores have often been associated with increased obsessive–compulsive traits. Similar results could not be confidently replicated for other anxiety disorders. However, it is still unclear if these differences suggest a specific association with obsessive–compulsive traits and reflect deviating etiopathogenetic and cognitive aspects between obsessive–compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders, or if these results are biased through other factors. Religiosity/spirituality and personal beliefs constitute important parameters of human experience and deserve greater consideration in the psychotherapeutic treatment of psychiatric disorders. Keywords: spirituality, religiosity, religion, paranormal beliefs, magical ideation anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD, anxiety, coping

  5. Effects of noise on a computational model for disease states of mood disorders

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    Tobias Huber, Martin; Krieg, Jürgen-Christian; Braun, Hans Albert; Moss, Frank

    2000-03-01

    Nonlinear dynamics are currently proposed to explain the progressive course of recurrent mood disorders starting with isolated episodes and ending with accelerated irregular (``chaotic") mood fluctuations. Such a low-dimensional disease model is attractive because of its principal accordance with biological disease models, i.e. the kindling and biological rhythms model. However, most natural systems are nonlinear and noisy and several studies in the neuro- and physical sciences have demonstrated interesting cooperative behaviors arising from interacting random and deterministic dynamics. Here, we consider the effects of noise on a recent neurodynamical model for the timecourse of affective disorders (Huber et al.: Biological Psychiatry 1999;46:256-262). We describe noise effects on temporal patterns and mean episode frequencies of various in computo disease states. Our simulations demonstrate that noise can cause unstructured randomness or can maximize periodic order. The frequency of episode occurence can increase with noise but it can also remain unaffected or even can decrease. We show further that noise can make visible bifurcations before they would normally occur under deterministic conditions and we quantify this behavior with a recently developed statistical method. All these effects depend critically on both, the dynamic state and the noise intensity. Implications for neurobiology and course of mood disorders are discussed.

  6. Mechanisms of source confusion and discounting in short-term priming: 1. Effects of prime duration and prime recognition.

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    Huber, David E; Shiffrin, Richard M; Quach, Raushanna; Lyle, Keith B

    2002-07-01

    Huber, Shriffrin, Lyle, and Ruys (2001) measured short-term repetition priming effects in perceptual identification with two-alternative forced-choice testing. There was a preference to choose repeated words following passive viewing of primes and a preference against choosing repeated words following active responding to primes. In this present study, we explored conditions of prime processing that produce this pattern of results. Experiment 1 revealed that increased prime duration under passive viewing instructions produces the active priming pattern. Experiment 2 assessed memory for primes: With poor recognition of primes, there was a strong preference for repeated words; however, with good recognition of primes, this preference was eliminated. These results are modeled by a computational theory of optimal decision making, responding optimally with unknown sources of evidence (ROUSE). In ROUSE, a preference for repeated words results from source confusion between primes and choice words. A reversal in the direction of preference arises from the discounting of words known to have also appeared as primes.

  7. Efficiency in the loading of a sodium magneto-optical trap from alkali metal dispensers

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    Muhammad, R.; Ramirez-Serrano, J.; Magalhães, K. M. F.; Paiva, R.; Shiozaki, R.; Weiner, J.; Bagnato, V. S.

    2008-10-01

    We study the loading of sodium atoms into a magneto-optical trap from current-controlled sodium metal dispensers. Contrary to what was previously reported [V. Wippel, C. Binder, W. Huber, L. Windholz, M. Allegrini, F. Fuso, E. Arimondo, Eur. Phys. J. D 17 (2001) 285] we demonstrate a significantly higher number of trapped atoms that make Na dispensers a feasible source of atoms for cold-atom studies. The inherent rise in pressure that naturally arises from metal dispensers as they are heated to release atoms is partially controlled by placing the metal dispensers near the pumping port where an ion pump is connected. We also study the effects of placing the sodium dispensers at different distances from the main vacuum chamber where the atoms are trapped and the effectiveness of using a Zeeman slower to cool the atoms as they emerge from the dispensers. We observe trapping of up to 1.9 × 10 8 atoms, which is significantly higher by almost three orders of magnitude than previously reported experiments.

  8. First modules of ATLAS's great accordion

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    The first CERN-built module of the barrel section of ATLAS's electromagnetic calorimeter has just been completed. This is the second in a series of 32 modules that will make up the final detector. These accordion-shaped structures will give precise measurements of the energy of particles produced in the LHC. The first CERN-built module of the barrel section of ATLAS's electromagnetic calorimeter nearing completion. Behind the module, from left to right: Ralf Huber, Andreas Bies and Jorgen Beck Hansen. In front of the module, from left to right: Philippe Lançon and Edward Wood. The builders of the ATLAS electromagnetic calorimeter are masters in the art of folding! To find out why, just take a look inside Hall 184, where the first CERN-built module of ATLAS's electromagnetic calorimeter has just been completed. It is the second in a long series, the first having been completed at the Saclay Laboratory of France's Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique just a few weeks ago. Thirty more remain...

  9. [Phenomenologic constellations of persistent alterations in idiopathic psychoses. An empirical comparative study].

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    Marneros, A; Deister, A; Rohde, A

    1991-11-01

    The long-term outcome of 355 patients with affective, schizoaffective and schizophrenic disorders was evaluated after long duration of the illness (mean more than 25 years). All patients were personally interviewed using operational instruments (PSE, WHO/DAS, WHO/PIRS, GAS, Huber's Psychopathological Criteria). By application of descriptive methods, integrating operationally estimated findings with clinically-impressively estimated "interactional atmosphere", we defined eight types of phenomenological constellations of persistent alterations ("residual-types") of functional disorders: "depletion syndrome", "apathetic-paranoid syndrome (resp. apathetic-hallucinatory syndrome)", "adynamic-deficient syndrome", "chronic psychosis", "structural deformation", "asthenic insufficiency syndrome", "chronic subdepressive syndrome", and "chronic hyperthymic syndrome". It was found a different distribution of persistent alterations in affective and schizophrenic disorders while schizoaffective disorders occupied a position in-between. The differences in the phenomenology of persistent alterations are interpreted as the result of differing biological and psychological processes. It was also found that the phenomenology of persistent alterations is related to the degree of disability.

  10. UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE: Neutrinos - where we stand and where to go

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    Ecole de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet
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Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 17 October 2007 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17.00 hrs - Stückelberg Auditorium Neutrinos - where we stand and where to goby Dr Patrick Huber - CERN Neutrinos are enigmatic particles which have provided us with one of the clearest proofs for physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, so far. At the same time they are valuable probes of astro-physics and fundamental symmetries. The more we learn about the intrinsic properties of this particle the better we will be able to exploit its potential as a messenger of possibly exotic phenomena which otherwise would remain undetected. I will give a brief review of the current status of neutrino physics and introduce the open questions in the field. The emphasis in the second part of my talk will be on a tentative road map for addressing these questions ...

  11. Quantum Features of Anionic Species He*⁻ and He₂*⁻ in Small He(N) Clusters.

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    Villarreal, Pablo; Rodríguez-Cantano, Rocío; González-Lezana, Tomás; Prosmiti, Rita; Delgado-Barrio, Gerardo; Gianturco, Franco A

    2015-11-25

    We present variational calculations on systems containing a few boson helium atoms attached to electronically excited atomic and molecular helium anions He*⁻ and He₂*⁻ and characterize their structures and energetics. Previously reported high-level ab initio results [Huber, S. E.; Mauracher, A. Mol. Phys. 2014, 112, 794] to describe the interactions between excited (metastable) anions and a neutral He atom have been employed. For the case of the atomic species He*⁻, the corresponding interaction with He suggests large anharmonicity effects due to the presence of a deep well of ∼17,500 cm⁻¹ at short distances, together with a more external shallow secondary well of ∼4 cm⁻¹, both supporting bound levels. Moreover, when a sum of pairwise interactions is assumed to describe the full PES corresponding to the presence of several neutral He atoms, geometrical constraints already predict the complete solvation of the anionic impurity by six helium atoms, giving rise to a bipyramidal structure. In turn, for the anisotropic weak interaction He-He₂*⁻, where the anionic dimer is considered as a rigid rotor, the obtained structures show the tendency of the helium atoms to pack themselves together and largely far away from the dopant, thereby confirming the heliophobic character of He₂*⁻.

  12. Measurement of the Reactor Antineutrino Flux and Spectrum at Daya Bay

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    An, F P; Band, H R; Bishai, M; Blyth, S; Butorov, I; Cao, D; Cao, G F; Cao, J; Cen, W R; Chan, Y L; Chang, J F; Chang, L C; Chang, Y; Chen, H S; Chen, Q Y; Chen, S M; Chen, Y X; Chen, Y; Cheng, J H; Cheng, J; Cheng, Y P; Cherwinka, J J; Chu, M C; Cummings, J P; de Arcos, J; Deng, Z Y; Ding, X F; Ding, Y Y; Diwan, M V; Dove, J; Draeger, E; Dwyer, D A; Edwards, W R; Ely, S R; Gill, R; Gonchar, M; Gong, G H; Gong, H; Grassi, M; Gu, W Q; Guan, M Y; Guo, L; Guo, X H; Hackenburg, R W; Han, R; Hans, S; He, M; Heeger, K M; Heng, Y K; Higuera, A; Hor, Y K; Hsiung, Y B; Hu, B Z; Hu, L M; Hu, L J; Hu, T; Hu, W; Huang, E C; Huang, H X; Huang, X T; Huber, P; Hussain, G; Jaffe, D E; Jaffke, P; Jen, K L; Jetter, S; Ji, X P; Ji, X L; Jiao, J B; Johnson, R A; Kang, L; Kettell, S H; Kohn, S; Kramer, M; Kwan, K K; Kwok, M W; Kwok, T; Langford, T J; Lau, K; Lebanowski, L; Lee, J; Lei, R T; Leitner, R; Leung, K Y; Leung, J K C; Lewis, C A; Li, D J; Li, F; Li, G S; Li, Q J; Li, S C; Li, W D; Li, X N; Li, X Q; Li, Y F; Li, Z B; Liang, H; Lin, C J; Lin, G L; Lin, P Y; Lin, S K; Ling, J J; Link, J M; Littenberg, L; Littlejohn, B R; Liu, D W; Liu, H; Liu, J L; Liu, J C; Liu, S S; Lu, C; Lu, H Q; Lu, J S; Luk, K B; Ma, Q M; Ma, X Y; Ma, X B; Ma, Y Q; Caicedo, D A Martinez; McDonald, K T; McKeown, R D; Meng, Y; Mitchell, I; Kebwaro, J Monari; Nakajima, Y; Napolitano, J; Naumov, D; Naumova, E; Ngai, H Y; Ning, Z; Ochoa-Ricoux, J P; Olshevski, A; Pan, H -R; Park, J; Patton, S; Pec, V; Peng, J C; Piilonen, L E; Pinsky, L; Pun, C S J; Qi, F Z; Qi, M; Qian, X; Raper, N; Ren, B; Ren, J; Rosero, R; Roskovec, B; Ruan, X C; Shao, B B; Steiner, H; Sun, G X; Sun, J L; Tang, W; Taychenachev, D; Tsang, K V; Tull, C E; Tung, Y C; Viaux, N; Viren, B; Vorobel, V; Wang, C H; Wang, M; Wang, N Y; Wang, R G; Wang, W; Wang, W W; Wang, X; Wang, Y F; Wang, Z; Wang, Z M; Wei, H Y; Wen, L J; Whisnant, K; White, C G; Whitehead, L; Wise, T; Wong, H L H; Wong, S C F; Worcester, E; Wu, Q; Xia, D M; Xia, J K; Xia, X; Xing, Z Z; Xu, J Y; Xu, J L; Xu, J; Xu, Y; Xue, T; Yan, J; Yang, C G; Yang, L; Yang, M S; Yang, M T; Ye, M; Yeh, M; Young, B L; Yu, G Y; Yu, Z Y; Zang, S L; Zhan, L; Zhang, C; Zhang, H H; Zhang, J W; Zhang, Q M; Zhang, Y M; Zhang, Y X; Zhang, Z J; Zhang, Z Y; Zhang, Z P; Zhao, J; Zhao, Q W; Zhao, Y F; Zhao, Y B; Zheng, L; Zhong, W L; Zhou, L; Zhou, N; Zhuang, H L; Zou, J H

    2015-01-01

    This Letter reports a measurement of the flux and energy spectrum of electron antineutrinos from six 2.9~GW$_{th}$ nuclear reactors with six detectors deployed in two near (effective baselines 512~m and 561~m) and one far (1,579~m) underground experimental halls in the Daya Bay experiment. Using 217 days of data, 296,721 and 41,589 inverse beta decay (IBD) candidates were detected in the near and far halls, respectively. The measured IBD yield is (1.55 $\\pm$ 0.04) $\\times$ 10$^{-18}$~cm$^2$/GW/day or (5.92 $\\pm$ 0.14) $\\times$ 10$^{-43}$~cm$^2$/fission. This flux measurement is consistent with previous short-baseline reactor antineutrino experiments and is $0.946\\pm0.022$ ($0.991\\pm0.023$) relative to the flux predicted with the Huber+Mueller (ILL+Vogel) fissile antineutrino model. The measured IBD positron energy spectrum deviates from both spectral predictions by more than 2$\\sigma$ over the full energy range with a local significance of up to $\\sim$4$\\sigma$ between 4-6 MeV. A reactor antineutrino spectrum...

  13. Improved Measurement of the Reactor Antineutrino Flux and Spectrum at Daya Bay

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    An, F P; Band, H R; Bishai, M; Blyth, S; Cao, D; Cao, G F; Cao, J; Cen, W R; Chan, Y L; Chang, J F; Chang, L C; Chang, Y; Chen, H S; Chen, Q Y; Chen, S M; Chen, Y X; Chen, Y; Cheng, J -H; Cheng, J; Cheng, Y P; Cheng, Z K; Cherwinka, J J; Chu, M C; Chukanov, A; Cummings, J P; de Arcos, J; Deng, Z Y; Ding, X F; Ding, Y Y; Diwan, M V; Dolgareva, M; Dove, J; Dwyer, D A; Edwards, W R; Gill, R; Gonchar, M; Gong, G H; Gong, H; Grassi, M; Gu, W Q; Guan, M Y; Guo, L; Guo, R P; Guo, X H; Guo, Z; Hackenburg, R W; Han, R; Hans, S; He, M; Heeger, K M; Heng, Y K; Higuera, A; Hor, Y K; Hsiung, Y B; Hu, B Z; Hu, T; Hu, W; Huang, E C; Huang, H X; Huang, X T; Huber, P; Huo, W; Hussain, G; Jaffe, D E; Jaffke, P; Jen, K L; Jetter, S; Ji, X P; Ji, X L; Jiao, J B; Johnson, R A; Joshi, J; Kang, L; Kettell, S H; Kohn, S; Kramer, M; Kwan, K K; Kwok, M W; Kwok, T; Langford, T J; Lau, K; Lebanowski, L; Lee, J; Lee, J H C; Lei, R T; Leitner, R; Li, C; Li, D J; Li, F; Li, G S; Li, Q J; Li, S; Li, S C; Li, W D; Li, X N; Li, Y F; Li, Z B; Liang, H; Lin, C J; Lin, G L; Lin, S; Lin, S K; Lin, Y -C; Ling, J J; Link, J M; Littenberg, L; Littlejohn, B R; Liu, D W; Liu, J L; Liu, J C; Loh, C W; Lu, C; Lu, H Q; Lu, J S; Luk, K B; Lv, Z; Ma, Q M; Ma, X Y; Ma, X B; Ma, Y Q; Malyshkin, Y; Caicedo, D A Martinez; McDonald, K T; McKeown, R D; Mitchell, I; Mooney, M; Nakajima, Y; Napolitano, J; Naumov, D; Naumova, E; Ngai, H Y; Ning, Z; Ochoa-Ricoux, J P; Olshevskiy, A; Pan, H -R; Park, J; Patton, S; Pec, V; Peng, J C; Pinsky, L; Pun, C S J; Qi, F Z; Qi, M; Qian, X; Raper, N; Ren, J; Rosero, R; Roskovec, B; Ruan, X C; Steiner, H; Sun, G X; Sun, J L; Tang, W; Taychenachev, D; Treskov, K; Tsang, K V; Tull, C E; Viaux, N; Viren, B; Vorobel, V; Wang, C H; Wang, M; Wang, N Y; Wang, R G; Wang, W; Wang, X; Wang, Y F; Wang, Z; Wang, Z; Wang, Z M; Wei, H Y; Wen, L J; Whisnant, K; White, C G; Whitehead, L; Wise, T; Wong, H L H; Wong, S C F; Worcester, E; Wu, C -H; Wu, Q; Wu, W J; Xia, D M; Xia, J K; Xing, Z Z; Xu, J Y; Xu, J L; Xu, Y; Xue, T; Yang, C G; Yang, H; Yang, L; Yang, M S; Yang, M T; Ye, M; Ye, Z; Yeh, M; Young, B L; Yu, Z Y; Zeng, S; Zhan, L; Zhang, C; Zhang, H H; Zhang, J W; Zhang, Q M; Zhang, X T; Zhang, Y M; Zhang, Y X; Zhang, Y M; Zhang, Z J; Zhang, Z Y; Zhang, Z P; Zhao, J; Zhao, Q W; Zhao, Y B; Zhong, W L; Zhou, L; Zhou, N; Zhuang, H L; Zou, J H

    2016-01-01

    A new measurement of the reactor antineutrino flux and energy spectrum by the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment is reported. The antineutrinos were generated by six 2.9 GW$_{\\mathrm{th}}$ nuclear reactors and detected by eight antineutrino detectors deployed in two near (510~m and 560~m flux-weighted baselines) and one far (1580~m flux-weighted baseline) underground experimental halls. With 621 days of data, more than 1.2 million inverse beta decay (IBD) candidates were detected. The IBD yield in the eight detectors was measured, and the ratio of measured to predicted flux was found to be $0.946\\pm0.020$ ($0.992\\pm0.021$) for the Huber+Mueller (ILL+Vogel) model. A 2.9 $\\sigma$ deviation was found in the measured IBD positron energy spectrum compared to the predictions. In particular, an excess of events in the region of 4-6~MeV was found in the measured spectrum, with a local significance of 4.4 $\\sigma$. A reactor antineutrino spectrum weighted by the IBD cross section is extracted for model-independent p...

  14. Upgrades to the Polarized Neutron Reflectometer Asterix at LANSCE

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    Pynn, Roger

    2015-03-16

    We have upgraded the polarized neutron reflectometer, Asterix, at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center at Los Alamos for the benefit of the research communities that study magnetic and complex-fluid films, both of which play important roles in support of the DOE’s energy mission. The upgrades to the instrument include: • A secondary spectrometer that was integrated with a Huber sample goniometer purchased with other funds just prior to the start of our project. The secondary spectrometer provides a flexible length for the scattered flight path, includes a mechanism to select among 3 alternative polarization analyzers as well as a support for new neutron detectors. Also included is an optic rail for reproducible positioning of components for Spin Echo Scattering Angle Measurement (SESAME). The entire secondary spectrometer is now non-magnetic, as required for neutron Larmor labeling. • A broad-band neutron polarizer for the incident neutron beam based on the V geometry. • A wide-angle neutron polarization analyzer • A 2d position-sensitive neutron detector • Electromagnetic coils (Wollaston prisms) for SESAME plus the associated power supplies, cooling, safety systems and integration into the data acquisition system. The upgrades allowed a nearly effortless transition between configurations required to serve the polarized neutron reflectometry community, users of the 11 T cryomagnet and users of SESAME.

  15. ESPÉCIES ARBÓREAS POTENCIAIS PARA A REVEGETAÇÃO DE REJEITO SALINO CONTAMINADO COM ARSÊNIO

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    Lorena Abdalla de Oliveira Prata Guimarães

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The processing of gold ores exploited in Paracatu, MG, generates tailings with chemical and physical characteristics adverse to plants growth, mainly by high concentration of arsenic (As and salinity. The revegetation of this material requeres identify species capable of grow under these conditions. This study aimed to evaluate the potential of four tree species for revegetation of saline tailing contaminated with As. The planting substrate consisted of tailings from processing of ore called B1. The species Tibouchina granulosa (quaresmeira, Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex Ducke (paricá, Euterpe edulis Mart. (juçara and Cassia grandis (cássia-rósea were planted by seedlings and, after four months, the atributes of the substrate and plants were evaluated. Several plants showed symptoms possibly caused by As-toxicity. These symptoms were more evident and intense in quaresmeira and juçara. However, only the plants of quaresmeira died, probably due to the high rate of As-translocation (51 % and absence of tolerance mechanisms of the specie. The potential use of species for revegetation of tailings follows the order paricá > cássia-rósea. Paricá is the one with the greatest potential for initial deployment of vegetation, demonstrating the greater ability to adapt to tailing characteristics. The juçara and quaresmeira species are not recommended for the revegetation of tailings. Probably arsenic and/or salinity affect the development of plants, being lethal to quaresmeira.

  16. Maximum likelihood optimal and robust Support Vector Regression with lncosh loss function.

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    Karal, Omer

    2017-10-01

    In this paper, a novel and continuously differentiable convex loss function based on natural logarithm of hyperbolic cosine function, namely lncosh loss, is introduced to obtain Support Vector Regression (SVR) models which are optimal in the maximum likelihood sense for the hyper-secant error distributions. Most of the current regression models assume that the distribution of error is Gaussian, which corresponds to the squared loss function and has helpful analytical properties such as easy computation and analysis. However, in many real world applications, most observations are subject to unknown noise distributions, so the Gaussian distribution may not be a useful choice. The developed SVR model with the parameterized lncosh loss provides a possibility of learning a loss function leading to a regression model which is maximum likelihood optimal for a specific input-output data. The SVR models obtained with different parameter choices of lncosh loss with ε-insensitiveness feature, possess most of the desirable characteristics of well-known loss functions such as Vapnik's loss, the Squared loss, and Huber's loss function as special cases. In other words, it is observed in the extensive simulations that the mentioned lncosh loss function is entirely controlled by a single adjustable λ parameter and as a result, it allows switching between different losses depending on the choice of λ. The effectiveness and feasibility of lncosh loss function are validated through a number of synthetic and real world benchmark data sets for various types of additive noise distributions. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Photosynthetic Reaction Centres-from Basic Research to Application

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    László NAGY

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available There is no doubt that studying the photosynthetic conversion of light into chemical energy is extremely important in many points of view; e.g., 1 technical-in order to improve the utilization of the solar energy; 2 food production-to improve the photosynthetic production of plants in agriculture; 3 ecology-keeping the primer production in ecosystems in the biosphere balanced, etc. In the photosynthetic reaction centre protein, RC, light energy is converted by a quantum yield of almost unity. There is no such a system designed by human which is able to do that. The RC purified from purple bacteria provides an extremely unique system for studying the requirements for high efficiency conversion of light into electrochemical energy. Thanks to the recent structural (e.g. crystallography (Nobel prize to Michel, Deisenhofer, Huber and functional (Nobel prize to Marcus results together with the works of molecular biology, computer- and electro-techniques, a wealth of information made a relatively clear picture about the kinetics, energetics and stabilization of electron transport within this protein that opens possibilities for new generation practical applications. In this paper we provide a short summary of fields in which the reaction centre protein can be important from practical points of view.

  18. Photosynthetic Reaction Centres – from Basic Research to Application Possibilities

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    Krisztina NAGY

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available There is no doubt that studying the photosynthetic conversion of light into chemical energy is extremely important in many points of view: 1 technical-in order to improve the utilization of the solar energy; 2 food production – to improve the photosynthetic production of plants in agriculture; 3 ecology – keeping the primer production in ecosystems in the biosphere balanced, etc. In the photosynthetic reaction centre protein, RC, light energy is converted by a quantum yield of almost unity. There is no such a system designed by human which is able to do that. The RC purified from purple bacteria provides an extremely unique system for studying the requirements for high efficiency conversion of light into electrochemical energy. Thanks to the recent structural (e.g. crystallography (Nobel prize to Michel, Deisenhofer, Huber and functional (Nobel prize to Marcus results together with the works of molecular biology, computer- and electro-techniques, a wealth of information made a relatively clear picture about the kinetics, energetics and stabilization of electron transport within this protein that opens possibilities for new generation practical applications. In this paper we provide a short summary of fields in which the reaction centre protein can be important from practical points of view.

  19. European National Society Cardiovascular Journals: Background, rationale and mission statement of the 'Editors' Club' (Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology).

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    Alfonso, F; Ambrosio, G; Pinto, F J; van der Wall, E E

    2008-06-01

    Anesti Kondili MD, Djamaleddine Nibouche MD, Karlen Adamyan MD, Kurt Huber MD, Hugo Ector MD, Izet Masic MD, Rumiana Tarnovska MD, Mario Ivanusa MD, Vladimír Stane k MD, Jørgen Videbaek MD, Mohamed Hamed MD, Alexandras Laucevicius MD, Pirjo Mustonen MD, Jean-Yves Artigou MD, Ariel Cohen MD, Mamanti Rogava MD, Michael Böhm MD, Eckart Fleck MD, Gerd Heusch MD, Rainer Klawki MD, Panos Vardas MD, Christodoulos Stefanadis MD, József Tenczer MD, Massimo Chiariello MD, Aleksandras Laucevicius MD, Joseph Elias MD, Halima Benjelloun MD, Olaf Rødevand MD, Piotr Kul/akowski MD, Edvard Apetrei MD, Victor A. Lusov MD, Rafael G. Oganov MD, Velibor Obradovic MD, Gabriel Kamensky MD, Miran F. Kenda MD, Christer Höglund MD, Thomas F. Lüscher MD, René Lerch MD, Moufid Jokhadar MD, Habib Haouala MD, Vedat Sansoy MD, Valentin Shumakov MD, Adam Timmis MD. (European National Society Cardiovascular Journals Editors, see Appendix for complete affiliations).

  20. A Desire for Growth: Online Full-Time Faculty's Perceptions of Evaluation Processes

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    Meredith DeCosta

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Post-secondary educational institutions use various means to evaluate the teaching performance of faculty members. There are benefits to effective faculty evaluation, including advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as improving the functionality and innovation of courses, curriculum, departments, and ultimately the broader community (Boyer, 1990; Glassick, Huber, & Maeroff, 1997. While there is a body of research related to the evaluation of faculty in traditional settings, there have been fewer studies examining online faculty members’ perceptions of evaluation processes. Further, due to the growth of online education, the existing evaluation scales, including those used in traditional settings, have been questioned (Berk, 2013; Hathorn & Hathorn, 2010; Rothman, Romeo, Brennan, & Mitchell, 2011. This qualitative study examines one university’s online full-time faculty and their perceptions of the tools and processes used to evaluate their teaching. Through a systematic content analysis of survey data, findings indicate that online faculty members have a desire to grow as instructors, infrequently focusing on modality or job expectations as a means for growth. Participants expressed an interest in holistic, descriptive evaluation feedback by a range of stakeholders, particularly those with content knowledge. Study findings have implications for administrators and other stakeholders related to online full-time faculty, including the processes and documents through which they are evaluated.

  1. A Desire for Growth: Online Full-Time Faculty's Perceptions of Evaluation Processes

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    Meredith DeCosta

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available College and universities evaluate the teaching performance of faculty members in a variety of ways. Benefits to effective faculty evaluation include advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as improving the functionality and innovation of courses, curriculum, departments, and ultimately the broader community (Boyer, 1990; Glassick, Huber, & Maeroff, 1997. While there is ample research related to the evaluation of faculty in traditional settings, there have been fewer studies examining online faculty members’ perceptions of evaluation processes. Further, due to the growth of online education, the existing evaluation scales, including those used in traditional settings, have been called into question (Berk, 2013; Hathorn & Hathorn, 2010; Rothman, Romeo, Brennan, & Mitchell, 2011. This qualitative study examines one university’s online full-time faculty and their perceptions of the tools and processes used to evaluate their teaching. Through a systematic qualitative content analysis of survey data, findings indicate that online faculty members have a desire to grow as instructors, focusing little on modality or task-oriented expectations as a means for growth. Participants expressed an interest in holistic, descriptive evaluation feedback by a range of stakeholders, particularly those with content knowledge. Study findings have implications for administrators and other stakeholders related to online full-time faculty, including the processes and documents through which they are evaluated.

  2. Robust Methods for Moderation Analysis with a Two-Level Regression Model.

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    Yang, Miao; Yuan, Ke-Hai

    2016-01-01

    Moderation analysis has many applications in social sciences. Most widely used estimation methods for moderation analysis assume that errors are normally distributed and homoscedastic. When these assumptions are not met, the results from a classical moderation analysis can be misleading. For more reliable moderation analysis, this article proposes two robust methods with a two-level regression model when the predictors do not contain measurement error. One method is based on maximum likelihood with Student's t distribution and the other is based on M-estimators with Huber-type weights. An algorithm for obtaining the robust estimators is developed. Consistent estimates of standard errors of the robust estimators are provided. The robust approaches are compared against normal-distribution-based maximum likelihood (NML) with respect to power and accuracy of parameter estimates through a simulation study. Results show that the robust approaches outperform NML under various distributional conditions. Application of the robust methods is illustrated through a real data example. An R program is developed and documented to facilitate the application of the robust methods.

  3. Estimativas Volumétricas y Hipsométricas para el Barbatimão en el Norte de Minas Gerais

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    Aldenir Teixeira da Gama

    Full Text Available Este estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar las estimaciones de volumen y altura para el barbatimão con el fin de generar ecuaciones, que se puedan utilizar en la preparación de planes de gestión sostenible de esta especie, a partir de modelos para así estimar el volumen total con corteza, sin corteza y de la corteza, y también las relaciones hipsométricas. Se comparó también la producción de corteza en las diferentes clases diamétricas. Un inventario forestal ejecutado posibilitó la realización de la cubicación rigurosa de 100 árboles, separados en ocho clases diamétricas por el método de Huber. Se probaron 16 modelos volumétricos de entrada simple y doble, y 6 de relaciones hipsométricas. Los modelos que mejor se ajustaron fueron el de Husch y Spurr en su forma logaritmizada para las estimaciones de volumen y el de Stofel para las estimaciones de altura. Respecto a la proporción de corteza se ha encontrado un mayor porcentaje en los especímenes de las menores clases diamétricas.

  4. Testing exclusion restrictions and additive separability in sample selection models

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    Huber, Martin; Mellace, Giovanni

    2014-01-01

    Standard sample selection models with non-randomly censored outcomes assume (i) an exclusion restriction (i.e., a variable affecting selection, but not the outcome) and (ii) additive separability of the errors in the selection process. This paper proposes tests for the joint satisfaction of these......Standard sample selection models with non-randomly censored outcomes assume (i) an exclusion restriction (i.e., a variable affecting selection, but not the outcome) and (ii) additive separability of the errors in the selection process. This paper proposes tests for the joint satisfaction...... of these assumptions by applying the approach of Huber and Mellace (Testing instrument validity for LATE identification based on inequality moment constraints, 2011) (for testing instrument validity under treatment endogeneity) to the sample selection framework. We show that the exclusion restriction and additive...... separability imply two testable inequality constraints that come from both point identifying and bounding the outcome distribution of the subpopulation that is always selected/observed. We apply the tests to two variables for which the exclusion restriction is frequently invoked in female wage regressions: non...

  5. Improved ligand geometries in crystallographic refinement using AFITT in PHENIX.

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    Janowski, Pawel A; Moriarty, Nigel W; Kelley, Brian P; Case, David A; York, Darrin M; Adams, Paul D; Warren, Gregory L

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    Modern crystal structure refinement programs rely on geometry restraints to overcome the challenge of a low data-to-parameter ratio. While the classical Engh and Huber restraints work well for standard amino-acid residues, the chemical complexity of small-molecule ligands presents a particular challenge. Most current approaches either limit ligand restraints to those that can be readily described in the Crystallographic Information File (CIF) format, thus sacrificing chemical flexibility and energetic accuracy, or they employ protocols that substantially lengthen the refinement time, potentially hindering rapid automated refinement workflows. PHENIX-AFITT refinement uses a full molecular-mechanics force field for user-selected small-molecule ligands during refinement, eliminating the potentially difficult problem of finding or generating high-quality geometry restraints. It is fully integrated with a standard refinement protocol and requires practically no additional steps from the user, making it ideal for high-throughput workflows. PHENIX-AFITT refinements also handle multiple ligands in a single model, alternate conformations and covalently bound ligands. Here, the results of combining AFITT and the PHENIX software suite on a data set of 189 protein-ligand PDB structures are presented. Refinements using PHENIX-AFITT significantly reduce ligand conformational energy and lead to improved geometries without detriment to the fit to the experimental data. For the data presented, PHENIX-AFITT refinements result in more chemically accurate models for small-molecule ligands.

  6. CONTRIBUIÇÃO DOS ATRIBUTOS QUÍMICOS DO SOLO NO DESENVOLVIMENTO VEGETATIVO DO PARICÁ EM DIFERENTES SISTEMAS DE CULTIVO

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    Possidônio Guimarães Rodrigues

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate some chemical components of an Oxisol and the relationship with the vegetative development of paricá [ Schizolobium amazonicum (Huber ex Ducke] in different cropping systems in reforestation areas in the municipality of Tailandia, northeast paraense. Evaluated the PP [paricá x pueraria ( Pueraria phaseoloides ], PA [paricá x acacia ( Acacia mangium ] and P (monoculture paricá systems conducted in 5 years by the company G.M. Sufredini Industrial LTDA and collected soil samples at a depth of 0-20 cm for analysis of pH, total C and N, H + Al, available P, exchangeable Ca, Mg, K and Al and calculated values of C/N, SB, T, V and m. The vegetative development of paricá was assessed by survival, mortality and the number of defective plants beyond the DBH. The results showed that the increase in nitrogen content of the soil in PP treatment, the low soil fertility in PA treatment, but where paricá achieved the highest average in diameter (DBH = 16.64 cm and greater survival rate in P treatment (90.63%. It was concluded that the soil-plant relationship in paricá and pueraria systems and monoculture paricá contributed to the establishment of individuals paricá.

  7. Modelling and Analysis of Phase Transformations and Stresses in Laser Welding Process / Modelowanie I Analiza Przemian Fazowych I Naprężeń W Procesie Spawania Laserowego

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    Piekarska W.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The work concerns the numerical modelling of structural composition and stress state in steel elements welded by a laser beam. The temperature field in butt welded joint is obtained from the solution of heat transfer equation with convective term. The heat source model is developed. Latent heat of solid-liquid and liquid-gas transformations as well as latent heats of phase transformations in solid state are taken into account in the algorithm of thermal phenomena. The kinetics of phase transformations in the solid state and volume fractions of formed structures are determined using classical formulas as well as Continuous-Heating-Transformation (CHT diagram and Continuous-Cooling-Transformation (CCT diagram during welding. Models of phase transformations take into account the influence of thermal cycle parameters on the kinetics of phase transformations during welding. Temporary and residual stress is obtained on the basis of the solution of mechanical equilibrium equations in a rate form. Plastic strain is determined using non-isothermal plastic flow with isotropic reinforcement, obeying Huber-Misses plasticity condition. In addition to thermal and plastic strains, the model takes into account structural strain and transformation plasticity. Changing with temperature and structural composition thermophysical parameters are included into constitutive relations. Results of the prediction of structural composition and stress state in laser butt weld joint are presented.

  8. Impact of Fission Neutron Energies on Reactor Antineutrino Spectra

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    Hermanek, Keith; Littlejohn, Bryce; Gustafson, Ian

    2017-09-01

    Recent measurements of the reactor antineutrino spectra (Double Chooz, Reno, and Daya Bay) have shown a discrepancy in the 5-7 MeV region when compared to current theoretical models (Vogel and Huber-Mueller). There are numerous theories pertaining to this antineutrino anomaly, including theories that point to new physics beyond the standard model. In the paper ``Possible Origins and Implications of the Shoulder in Reactor Neutrino Spectra'' by A. Hayes et al., explanations for this anomaly are suggested. One theory is that there are interactions from fast and epithermal incident neutrons which are significant enough to create more events in the 5-7 MeV by a noticeable amount. In our research, we used the Oklo software network created by Dan Dwyer. This generates ab initio antineutrino and beta decay spectra based on standard fission yield databases ENDF, JENDL, JEFF, and the beta decay transition database ENSDF-6. Utilizing these databases as inputs, we show with reasonable assumptions one can prove contributions of fast and epithermal neutrons is less than 3% in the 5-7 MeV region. We also discovered rare isotopes are present in beta decay chains but not well measured and have no corresponding database information, and studied its effect onto the spectrum.

  9. Multilayers and Crystal for a Multi-bandpass Monochromator

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    Feng, Renfei [Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, Canada; Platonov, Yuriy [Rigaku Innovative Technologies, Inc., Auburn Hills, Michigan; Broadway, David [Rigaku Innovative Technologies, Inc., Auburn Hills, Michigan; Ice, Gene E [ORNL; Gerson, Andrea [University of South Australia; McIntyre, Stewart [University of Western Ontario, The

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    VESPERS beamline is a hard X-ray microprobe beamline dedicated to micro-diffraction and micro-fluorescence analysis at the Canadian Light Source; it requires multi-bandpass X-ray beams for different types of samples and experiments. A specially designed double crystal/multilayer monochromator was built for this purpose with three different bandpasses: 0.01%, 1.6% and 10%. The diffraction elements used for the monochromator have a triple-stripe design using Si(111) crystal as a single substrate with two differing stripes of Mo/B4C multilayers deposited thereon. The uncovered Si(111) section provides a 0.01% bandpass, while the periodic and depth-graded Mo/B4C multilayers provide 1.6% and 10% bandpasses, respectively. This paper outlines the requirements and specifications of the diffracting elements as well as the design, deposition and optimization of the multilayers. The performance of the deposited multilayer structures has been tested using Cu-Ka radiation line with a Huber diffractometer.

  10. FUNGOS MICORRÍZICOS ARBUSCULARES E ADUBAÇÃO FOSFATADA NA PRODUÇÃO DE MUDAS DE PARICÁ

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    Vanessa Nascimento Brito

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    Full Text Available The recovery of degraded ecosystems demands research with native species that can support forest restoration programs. The production of seedlings with native tree species in association with soil microorganisms is an important technique for the rehabilitation of these environments. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF and phosphorus nutrition on growth and nutrient content of paricá seedlings [ Schizolobium parahyba var. amazonicum (Huber ex Ducke Barneby]. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse for a period of 75 days, using a completely randomized design in a factorial 4x4, inoculation with AMF: Rhizophagus clarus , Gigaspora margarita , mixed inoculum ( Rhizophagus clarus + Gigaspora margarita and control (without AMF, four P doses: 0, 60, 120 and 180 mg dm -3 soil, with four replications. The variables height, dry matter area, root dry matter, leaf area, stem diameter and the contents of N, P, K, Ca and Mg in shoots, were evaluated. Paricá seedlings showed higher colonization percentage for Rhizophagus clarus and mixed inoculum (80 and 90%, respectively, different from that observed for the species Gigaspora margarita , with a lower percentage (20%. The Rhizophagus clarus and mixed inoculum, in the absence of P, increased the growth variables relative to the control plants. The contents of N, P, Ca and Mg were influenced by the AMF and by the doses of P.

  11. Accuracy of botulinum toxin type A injection into the forearm muscles of chronic stroke patients with spastic flexed wrist and clenched fist: manual needle placement evaluated using ultrasonography.

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    Picelli, Alessandro; Roncari, Laura; Baldessarelli, Silvia; Berto, Giulia; Lobba, Davide; Santamato, Andrea; Fiore, Pietro; Smania, Nicola

    2014-11-01

    To investigate the accuracy of manual needle placement for injection of botulinum toxin type A into the forearm muscles of adults with spastic flexed wrist and clenched fist as a consequence of stroke. Prospective clinical study. A total of 41 adults with chronic stroke who were scheduled to receive botulinum toxin type A injection into the following forearm muscles: flexor carpi radialis, flexor carpi ulnaris, flexor digitorum superficialis and flexor digitorum profundus. According to Huber & Heck's atlas suggestions on treatment of spasticity with botulinum toxin, surface identification of muscles to inject was performed by means of palpation and anatomical landmarks. Accuracy of needle placement and muscle thickness at the site of needle insertion were assessed using ultrasonography. Overall accuracy of manual needle placement evaluated using ultrasonography was 51.2%. Accuracy was significantly higher for the finger flexors than for the wrist flexors (63.4% vs 39.0%). The finger flexors were significantly thicker than the wrist flexors (mean 1.58 vs 0.49 cm). Instrumental guidance should be used in order to achieve an acceptable accuracy of needle placement when performing botulinum toxin type A injections into the forearm muscles of chronic stroke patients with spastic flexed wrist and clenched fist.

  12. Spatial and temporal arrival patterns of Madagascar's vertebrate fauna explained by distance, ocean currents, and ancestor type

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    Samonds, Karen E.; Godfrey, Laurie R.; Ali, Jason R.; Goodman, Steven M.; Vences, Miguel; Sutherland, Michael R.; Irwin, Mitchell T.; Krause, David W.

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    How, when, and from where Madagascar's vertebrates arrived on the island is poorly known, and a comprehensive explanation for the distribution of its organisms has yet to emerge. We begin to break that impasse by analyzing vertebrate arrival patterns implied by currently existing taxa. For each of 81 clades, we compiled arrival date, source, and ancestor type (obligate freshwater, terrestrial, facultative swimmer, or volant). We analyzed changes in arrival rates, with and without adjusting for clade extinction. Probability of successful transoceanic dispersal is negatively correlated with distance traveled and influenced by ocean currents and ancestor type. Obligate rafters show a decrease in probability of successful transoceanic dispersal from the Paleocene onward, reaching the lowest levels after the mid-Miocene. This finding is consistent with a paleoceanographic model [Ali JR, Huber M (2010) Nature 463:653–656] that predicts Early Cenozoic surface currents periodically conducive to rafting or swimming from Africa, followed by a reconfiguration to present-day flow 15–20 million years ago that significantly diminished the ability for transoceanic dispersal to Madagascar from the adjacent mainland. PMID:22431643

  13. Evidence for Spatially Correlated Gaia Parallax Errors in the Kepler Field

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    Zinn, Joel C.; Huber, Daniel; Pinsonneault, Marc H.; Stello, Dennis

    2017-08-01

    We present evidence for a spatially dependent systematic error in the first data release of Gaia parallaxes based on comparisons to asteroseismic parallaxes in the Kepler field and provide a parameterized model of the angular dependence of these systematics. We report an error of {0.059}-0.004+0.004 mas on scales of 0.°3, which decreases for larger scales to become {0.011}-0.004+0.006 mas at 8°. This is consistent with the ˜2% zero-point offset for the whole sample discussed by Huber et al. and is compatible with the effect predicted by the Gaia team. Our results are robust to dust prescriptions and choices in temperature scales used to calculate asteroseismic parallaxes. We also do not find evidence for significant differences in the signal when using red clump versus red giant stars. Our approach allows us to quantify and map the correlations in an astrophysically interesting field, resulting in a parameterized model of the spatial systematics that can be used to construct a covariance matrix for any work that relies on TGAS parallaxes.

  14. Reseñas

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    Full Text Available SILBERREISEN, R. K. & MONTADA, L. (eds, Entwichlungspsychologie; Ein Handbuch in Schlüsselbegriffen (Psicología del desarrollo. Un manual de conceptos básicos. Munich - Viena Baltimore: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1983, VI + 296 pgs. PETZOLD, M. (1983, Entwichlungspsychologie in der VR China. Issenschaftsgeschich tliche Ana/y se, entwichlungspsychologische Forschung und ihre Anwendung (Psicología del desarrollo en la República Popular China. Análisis histórico-científico, investigación en psicología del desarrollo y su aplicación Saarbrüken, Fort Lauderdale: Breitenbach, XIV+ 3466 pgs. BAUMANN, U. BERBALK H., & SEIDENSTUCKER, G., eds. (1984, Klinische Psychologie. Trends in Forschung and Praxis (Psicología clínica. Tendencias en la investigación y en la práctica, Vol. 6. Berna- Stutgart, Viena;Hans Huber, 292 pgs. BLANCK, G., Editor (1984, Vigotski. Memoria y vigencia. Buenos Aires: C. y Ediciones, 268 pgs. THIELEN, M. (1948, Sowjetische Psychologie und Marxismus. Geschichte und Kritik (Psicología soviética y marxismo. Historia y crítica Frankfurt / New York: Campus, 330 pgs.

  15. A mesomechanical analysis of the deformation and fracture in polycrystalline materials with ceramic porous coatings

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    Balokhonov, R. R.; Zinoviev, A. V.; Romanova, V. A.; Batukhtina, E. E.

    2015-10-01

    The special features inherent in the mesoscale mechanical behavior of a porous ceramic coating-steel substrate composite are investigated. Microstructure of the coated material is accounted for explicitly as initial conditions of a plane strain dynamic boundary-value problem solved by the finite difference method. Using a mechanical analogy method, a procedure for generating a uniform curvilinear finite difference computational mesh is developed to provide a more accurate description of the complex grain boundary geometry. A modified algorithm for generation of polycrystalline microstructure of the substrate is designed on the basis of the cellular automata method. The constitutive equations for a steel matrix incorporate an elastic-plastic model for a material subjected to isotropic hardening. The Hall-Petch relation is used to account for the effect of the grain size on the yield stress and strain hardening history. A brittle fracture model for a ceramic coating relying on the Huber criterion is employed. The model allows for crack nucleation in the regions of triaxial tension. The complex inhomogeneous stress and plastic strain patterns are shown to be due to the presence of interfaces of three types: coating-substrate interface, grain boundaries, and pore surfaces.

  16. Molecular identification and culture observation on Acrochaete leptochaete (Chaetophoraceae, Chlorophyta) from China

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    Deng, Yunyan; Tang, Xiaorong; Huang, Bingxin; Teng, Linhong; Ding, Lanping

    2012-05-01

    Acrochaete leptochaete (Huber) Nielsen (Chaetophoraceae, Chlorophyta) was isolated from the macroalgae Chaetomorpha collected from intertidal pools in Rongcheng, Shandong, China. 18S rDNA combined with ITS regions were used to ascertain the morphological identification of the isolated material. Based on the unialgal culture, asexual reproduction and growth characteristics of A. leptochaete were investigated over wide ranges of temperature and irradiance. Results revealed that asexual reproduction of A. leptochaete could be realized by biflagellate zoospores. The zoospores germinated directly to give self-replicating generations. Zoospore germination was bipolar. A temperature range from 13-21°C and a lower irradiance of 36 μmol/(m2·s) were most favorable for the growth of A. leptochaete. Thallus organization, an important taxonomic criterion for the genus Acrochaete, was affected markedly by temperature and irradiance. Our results extend the knowledge about the species' general biology and its morphological plasticity. For classification and identification of a simple microphytic algae like A. leptochaete, which are traditionally placed in the class Chaetophoraceae, we propose that molecular tools associated with culture observations are applied.

  17. Computation of Electron Impact Ionization Cross sections of Iron Hydrogen Clusters - Relevance in Fusion Plasmas

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    Patel, Umang; Joshipura, K. N.

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    Plasma-wall interaction (PWI) is one of the key issues in nuclear fusion research. In nuclear fusion devices, such as the JET tokamak or the ITER, first-wall materials will be directly exposed to plasma components. Erosion of first-wall materials is a consequence of the impact of hydrogen and its isotopes as main constituents of the hot plasma. Besides the formation of gas-phase atomic species in various charge states, di- and polyatomic molecular species are expected to be formed via PWI processes. These compounds may profoundly disturb the fusion plasma, may lead to unfavorable re-deposition of materials and composites in other areas of the vessel. Interaction between atoms, molecules as well transport of impurities are of interest for modelling of fusion plasma. Qion by electron impact are such process also important in low temperature plasma processing, astrophysics etc. We reported electron impact Qionfor iron hydrogen clusters, FeHn (n = 1 to 10) from ionization threshold to 2000 eV. A semi empirical approach called Complex Scattering Potential - Ionization Contribution (CSP-ic) has been employed for the reported calculation. In context of fusion relevant species Qion were reported for beryllium and its hydrides, tungsten and its oxides and cluster of beryllium-tungsten by Huber et al.. Iron hydrogen clusters are another such species whose Qion were calculated through DM and BEB formalisms, same has been compared with present calculations.

  18. Dynamics of forest populations in the mountain resort region of the North Caucasus

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    Chalaya, Elena; Efimenko, Natalia; Slepykh, Olga; Slepykh, Viktor; Povolotskaya, Nina

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    Prehistoric formula of forest species composition of the resort region Caucasian Mineralnye Vody (RR CMV) in the North Caucasus is 6Q3Cb1Fe [1]. According to it, undisturbed forests of the region consisted of the pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) and the durmast (Quercus cerris L.) by 60%, the European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus L.) by 30% and the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) only by 10%. At present the formula of forest composition of the region is 5Fe3Cb2Q, according to it, the rate of oak-groves (the most valuable to resort landscape gardening) has reduced to 20%, and the ash-tree, though the rate of the hornbeam has not changed, increased up to 50%. Forest breeding populations in the RR CMV are referred to natural medical resources as they have high rehabilitation and climate-regulating properties, the change in forest breeding populations influences the conditions of the resort climate-landscape-therapy. The researches conducted in the perfect oak wood of vegetative origin in Beshtaugorsky Forestry Area (BFA) of the RR CMV have shown the reduction of the pedunculate oak in the tree-stand composition during 1984-2014 from 10 to 8 units in the composition: the European ash (1 unit) and the crataegus monogyna (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.), the checker tree (Sorbus torminalis (L.) Crantz), the common pear (Pyrus communis L.) have appeared [2]. The rate of the pedunculate oak decreased from 10 units to 9 in the perfect planting of the pedunculate oak of the artificial origin (Mashuk section of the forestry of BFA of the RR CMV) during 1986-2016. Among accompanying breeds there was the English field maple (Acer campestre L.), the Chinese elm in singular (Ulmus parvifolia Jacq.), the single-seed hawthorn. The reliable regrowth (4C3Fe3Ac+Q+Cm+Pc+Up) in number of 3,9 thousand pieces/hectare defines the perspective of complete replacement of the oak crop in the future on planting with dominance of the hornbeam and the involvement of the ash-tree and the English

  19. Áreas prioritárias na Amazônia para conservação dos recursos genéticos de espécies florestais nativas: fase preliminar Priority areas for genetic resources conservation of native Forest Species: preliminary phase

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    Angela Maria Conte Leite

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    Full Text Available O CENARGEN/EMBRAPA está realizando a prospecção das áreas prioritárias para a conservação in situ dos recursos genéticos de espécies com importância sócio-econômica para cada bioma existente no Brasil, buscando a conservação da variabilidade genética das mesmas. Para a prospecção da floresta tropical úmida amazônica, inicialmente foram feitos levantamentos de herbários nacionais bem como de literatura, para tentar definir os padrões de distribuição geográfica de algumas espécies prioritárias da região. A ocorrência das mesmas foi correlacionada com solos, clima, vegetação e com a existência de unidades de conservação na Amazônia, no intuito de se propor as áreas mais adequadas para a implantação de reservas genéticas (conservação in situ e de bancos de germoplasma (conservação ex situ à campo. As espécies relatadas no presente trabalho são Aniba rosaeodora Ducke (pau-rosa, Bertholletia excelsa H.B.K. (castanha-do-Pará, Carapa quianensis Aubl. (andiroba, Cedrela fissilis Veil, e C. odorata L. (cedros, Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. e C. multijuga Hayne (copaibas, Cordia goeldiana Huber (freijó, Jacaranda copaia (Aubl. D. Dom (pará-pará, Simaruba amara Aubl. e Virola sebifera Aubl. e V. surinamensis Warb. (ucuúbas e Voucapoua americana Aubl. e V. pallidor Ducke (acapús. Trabalhos posteriores com as mesmas incluirão a corroboração à campo dos dados obtidos nos herbários e na literatura, bem como estudos a nível de população dentro das áreas selecionadas.CENARGEN/EMBRAPA is investigating priority areas for in situ conservation of genetic resources of socially and economically important species. Herbaria and the literature were consulted to determine the distribution patterns of some tropical rain forest species. Known species distribution were correlated with soils, climate, vegetation types and the existence of conservation units, in order to propose the establishment of genetic reserves for

  20. Análise do Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia de FCC sob a Ótica das Teorias de Aprendizagem Organizacional e Dinâmica da Inovação

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    Adelaide M. de Souza Antunes

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    Full Text Available É apresentado o histórico do desenvolvimento da tecnologia de Craqueamento Catalítico Fluido pela Petrobras, cuja trajetória de construção de conhecimento compreendeu quatro fases: aprendizado, aquisição, consolidação e domínio. As primeiras etapas da trajetória tecnológica, que compreendem as fases de aprendizado e aquisição, são analisadas segundo Modelos de Aprendizagem Organizacional consagrados, tais como os de Nevis, DiBella e Gould; Huber; e Senge, sendo verificado para qual desses modelos há uma aderência maior da trajetória de aprendizado da Petrobras. As etapas finais do processo, fase de consolidação e domínio, são analisadas sob a ótica dos Modelos de Dinâmica da Inovação. É feito um levantamento dos distintos modelos descritos na literatura: modelos lineares – ofertista e linear reverso; modelos complexos – terceira, quarta e quinta geração do processo de inovação, Kline e Rosenberg; Utterback; Kim; e Nonaka e Takeuchi. É analisada também a trajetória de evolução tecnológica de países em desenvolvimento, da operação à inovação, e verificado a qual modelo a trajetória de inovação tecnológica da Petrobras mostrou melhor adequação. São realçadas também algumas estratégias que contribuíram para o sucesso do desenvolvimento dessa tecnologia.The technological background of Petrobras in Fluid Catalytic Cracking area is shown, as well as its building knowledge pathway, which encompasses four phases: operational learning; acquisition; consolidation; and mastery. The first stages of this technological evolution route, the operational learning and the acquisition phases, were analyzed according to well known Organizational Learning Models, such as those of Nevis, DiBella and Gould; Huber; and Senge, being checked to which model the company learning pathway fits better. The final stages of the evolution process, the consolidation and the mastery phases, are analyzed from the point of