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Sample records for leucorrhinia hudsonica selys

  1. Predators shape distribution and promote diversification of morphological defenses in Leucorrhinia , Odonata

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    Petrin, Zlatko; Schilling, Emily Gaenzle; Loftin, Cyndy; Johansson, Frank

    2010-01-01

    Predators strongly influence species assemblages and shape morphological defenses of prey. Interestingly, adaptations that constitute effective defenses against one type of predator may render the prey susceptible to other types of predators. Hence, prey may evolve different strategies to escape predation, which may facilitate adaptive radiation of prey organisms. Larvae of different species in the dragonfly genus Leucorrhinia have various morphological defenses. We studied the distribution of these larvae in relation to the presence of predatory fish. In addition, we examined the variation in morphological defenses within species with respect to the occurrence of fish. We found that well-defended species, those with more and longer spines, were more closely associated with habitats inhabited by predatory fish and that species with weakly developed morphological defenses were more abundant in habitats without fish. The species predominantly connected to lakes with or without fish, respectively, were not restricted to a single clade in the phylogeny of the genus. Our data is suggestive of phenotypic plasticity in morphological defense in three of the studied species since these species showed longer spines in lakes with fish. We suggest that adaptive phenotypic plasticity may have broadened the range of habitats accessible to Leucorrhinia. It may have facilitated colonization of new habitats with different types of predators, and ultimately, speciation through adaptive radiation.

  2. Determining the Advantages, Costs, and Trade-Offs of a Novel Sodium Channel Mutation in the Copepod Acartia hudsonica to Paralytic Shellfish Toxins (PST.

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    Michael Finiguerra

    Full Text Available The marine copepod Acartia hudsonica was shown to be adapted to dinoflagellate prey, Alexandrium fundyense, which produce paralytic shellfish toxins (PST. Adaptation to PSTs in other organisms is caused by a mutation in the sodium channel. Recently, a mutation in the sodium channel in A. hudsonica was found. In this study, we rigorously tested for advantages, costs, and trade-offs associated with the mutant isoform of A. hudsonica under toxic and non-toxic conditions. We combined fitness with wild-type: mutant isoform ratio measurements on the same individual copepod to test our hypotheses. All A. hudsonica copepods express both the wild-type and mutant sodium channel isoforms, but in different proportions; some individuals express predominantly mutant (PMI or wild-type isoforms (PWI, while most individuals express relatively equal amounts of each (EI. There was no consistent pattern of improved performance as a function of toxin dose for egg production rate (EPR, ingestion rate (I, and gross growth efficiency (GGE for individuals in the PMI group relative to individuals in the PWI expression group. Neither was there any evidence to indicate a fitness benefit to the mutant isoform at intermediate toxin doses. No clear advantage under toxic conditions was associated with the mutation. Using a mixed-diet approach, there was also no observed relationship between individual wild-type: mutant isoform ratios and among expression groups, on both toxic and non-toxic diets, for eggs produced over three days. Lastly, expression of the mutant isoform did not mitigate the negative effects of the toxin. That is, the reductions in EPR from a toxic to non-toxic diet for copepods were independent of expression groups. Overall, the results did not support our hypotheses; the mutant sodium channel isoform does not appear to be related to adaptation to PST in A. hudsonica. Other potential mechanisms responsible for the adaptation are discussed.

  3. Schizocordulia gen. nov. related to Aeschnosom Selys with description of the female and additional data on the male of Schizocordulia rustica (Selys comb. nov. (Odonata, Corduliidae Schizocordulia gen. nov. relacionado a Aeschnosoma Selys com descrição da fêmea e dados adicionais sobre o macho de Schizocordulia rustica (Selys comb. nov. (Odonata, Corduliidae

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    Angelo B.M. Machado

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The monotypical genus Schizocordulia is created for Schizocordulia rustica (Selys, 1871 comb. nov. known from a single male from Bahia, Brazil lacking the anal appendages. The female is described and the redescription of the male made by GEIJKES (1970 is completed by the description and illustration of the penis, the anal appendages and the pilose plate. The main characters separating the new genus from the closely related Aeschnosoma Selys, 1870 are the bifid male inferior appendage, the very long internal branch of the hamulus, the presence of a pilose plate on the male 7th abdominal segment, and the large and complex valvula vulvae of the female. The study was based on 33 males and 2 females, which allowed an evaluation of the intraspecific variations in Schizocordulia rustica.Cria-se o gênero monotípico Schizocordulia para Schizocordulia rustica (Selys, 1871 comb. nov. espécie conhecida de um único exemplar macho sem os apêndices anais. Descreve-se a fêmea e a redescrição do macho feita por GEIJKES (1970 é completada pela descrição e ilustração do pênis, da placa pilosa e dos apêndices anais. Os principais caracteres utilizados para separar Schizocordulia do gênero afim Aeschnosoma Selys, 1870 são o apêndice inferior do macho bífido, o ramo interno do hâmulo muito longo, a presença de uma placa pilosa no 7º segmento abdominal e a válvula da vulva da fêmea grande e complexa. Este estudo foi baseado em 33 machos e 2 fêmeas, o que permitiu uma avaliação das variações intraespecíficas em Schizocordulia rustica.

  4. Sphagnum mosses as a microhabitat for invertebrates in acidified lakes and the colour adaptation and substrate preference in Leucorrhinia dubia (Odonata, Anisoptera)

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    Henrikson, B.-I. (Dept. of Zoology, Sect. of Animal Ecology, Univ. of Goeteborg, Goeteborg (Sweden))

    1993-01-01

    The increase of peat mosses, Sphagnum spp., in acidified lakes leads to a changed microhabitat structure for benthic invertebrates. The importance of this change was investigated for some benthic invertebrates. Comparisons between quantitative samples of Sphagnum and debris within the acidified Lake Stora Haestevatten, in the Lake Gaardsjoen catchment of SW Sweden, showed significantly higher abundances of Chironomidae, Ceratopogonidae, Odonata, Trichoptera, Cladocera and Argyroneta aquatica (Araneae) in Sphagnum. For chironomidae and Cladocera the differences were tenfold. Special reference was made to the libellulid Leucorrhinia dubia which is common in acid lakes. In a laboratory test, late instar larvae of L. dubia were shown to change colour to correspond to the brown and green colour of Sphagnum. This result was completed with a field test where larvae of L. dubia were significantly more common in Sphagnum of the same colour as the larvae. The ability to change colour may have an adaptive value when coexisting with visual predators. Small larvae were more prevalent in Sphagnum and they also showed a preference for this substrate in the laboratory test. Laboratory tests showed mediumsized larvae preferred Sphagnum. Larvae of L. dubia were more successful as predators on Asellus aquaticus in Sphagnum substrate than in debris in the laboratory test. Laboratory predation tests with notonecta glauca, Corixa dentipes, Acilius sulcatus, Hyphydrus ovatus and L. dubia showed that they could all feed on larvae of L. dubia. The complex habitat structure of Sphagnum is probably the reason for the high abundance of invertebrates since it may serve as both shelter against predation and as foraging sites. it is probably important as a key habitat for young instars of, for example, L. dubia. In lakes with large Sphagnum mats, L. dubia can coexist with fish. The expansion of Sphagnum due to acidification will probably benefit many acid-tolerant invertebrate species. (au)

  5. Seli Çayı (Elazığ-Türkiye Rotifer Faunası ve Bazı Biyoçeşitlilik İndeksleri ile Analizi.

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    Necla İpek

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Seli Çayı’nın rotifer faunasının tespiti ve mevsimsel dağılımının saptanması amacı ile rotifer örnekleri Mart 2006 – Şubat 2007 tarihleri arasında, 5 istasyondan aylık periyotlar halinde yapılan arazi çalışmaları sonucu elde edilmiştir. Çalışma süresince Rotifera’ya ait 13 tür kaydedilmiştir. Polyarthra vulgaris ve Kelicottia longispina en fazla kaydedilen tür olmuştur. Ayrıca çayın bazı fiziksel ve kimyasal özellikleri, rotiferlerin istasyonlara, aylara ve mevsimlere göre dağılımları ile bazı istatistiksel parametreler verilmiştir. Seli Çayı’nda bulunan rotifer faunasından elde edilen veriler Shannon-Weaver Çeşitlilik İndeksi ve Margalef Tür Zenginliği İndekslerine göre analiz edilmiştir. İlkbahar tür çeşitliliği (H'= 2.38 ve tür zenginliğinin (D=2.6 en bol bulunduğu mevsim olmuştur

  6. [Ultrastructure of spermatogenesis and spermatozoa of Emallagma cheliferum Selys, 1875 (Coenagrionidae: Odonata)].

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    Gama, V; Zaha, A; Landim, C D; Ferreira, A

    1976-06-01

    The spermiogenesis in Enallagma cheliferum follows the usual patterns of differentiation in insects. Thus, the Golgi originates the acrosome; the "nebenkern", the mitochondrial structures that form a long tail with the axonema. The axonema has the configuration 9 + 9 + 2 and around the centriole a centriole adjunt is visible in the immature spermatide. The centriole adjunt differentiates into dense bodies as a "demi-lune" shape in the mature sperm.

  7. How difficult is it to reintroduce a dragonfly? Fifteen years monitoring Leucorrhinia dubia at the receiving site

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    Dolný, A.; Šigutová, H.; Ožana, S.; Choleva, Lukáš

    2018-01-01

    Roč. 218, č. 3 (2018), s. 110-117 ISSN 0006-3207 Institutional support: RVO:67985904 Keywords : conservation translocation * dragonfly reintroduction * odonata Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour OBOR OECD: Ecology Impact factor: 4.022, year: 2016

  8. Water availability and agricultural demand: An assessment framework using global datasets in a data scarce catchment, Rokel-Seli River, Sierra Leone

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    Christopher K. Masafu

    2016-12-01

    New hydrological insights: We find that the hydrological model capably simulates both low and high flows satisfactorily, and that all the input datasets consistently produce similar results for water withdrawal scenarios. The proposed framework is successfully applied to assess the variability of flows available for abstraction against agricultural demand. The assessment framework conclusions are robust despite the different input datasets and calibration scenarios tested, and can be extended to include other global input datasets.

  9. Odonata de Uruguay: lista de especies y nuevos registros Odonata from Uruguay: species list and new records

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    Natalia Von Ellenrieder

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se proporciona una lista de las 70 especies citadas para Uruguay. Catorce de ellas constituyen nuevos registros para el país: Mnesarete pruinosa (Hagen en Selys [Calopterygidae, Acanthagrion lancea Selys, A. peruvianum Leonard, Argia serva Hagen en Selys y Oxyagrion chapadense Costa (Coenagrionidae, Neoneura ethela Williamson (Protoneuridae, Progomphus costalis Hagen en Selys (Gomphidae, Elasmothemis constricta (Calvert, Erythrodiplax basalis (Kirby, Erythrodiplax media Borror, Micrathyria hypodidyma Calvert, Micrathyria ringueleti Rodrigues Capitulo, Orthemis ambinigra Calvert y Perithemis icteroptera (Selys en Sagra (Libelullidae.A list of 70 species known to occur in Uruguay is given. Fourteen species are new country records: Mnesarete pruinosa (Hagen in Selys (Calopterygidae, Acanthagrion lancea Selys, A. peruvianum Leonard, Argia serva Hagen in Selys, and Oxyagrion chapadense Costa (Coenagrionidae, Neoneura ethela Williamson (Protoneuridae, Progomphus costalis Hagen in Selys (Gomphidae, Elasmothemis constricta (Calvert, Erythrodiplax basalis (Kirby, Erythrodiplax media Borror, Micrathyria hypodidyma Calvert, Micrathyria ringueleti Rodrigues Capitulo, Orthemis ambinigra Calvert, and Perithemis icteroptera (Selys in Sagra (Libelullidae.

  10. Odonatos asociados al curso superior y medio del río Suquía, Córdoba, Argentina

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    Adriana I. ZAPATA

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la primera lista de la odonatofauna regional de Córdoba con 24 especies. Acanthagrion lancea Selys, Telebasis willinki Fraser (Zygopte- ra: Coenagrionidae, Erythrodiplax nigricans (Rambur, E. umbrata (Linnaeus, Mi- athyria marcella (Selys in Sagra, Orthemis nodiplaga Karsch, Pantala flavencens (Fabricius y P. hymenaea (Say (Anisoptera: Libellulidae constituyen primeros re- gistros de la provincia.

  11. Notes on the genus Epsilon de Saussure, 1855 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) with description of a new species.

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    Selis, Marco

    2017-11-28

    The genus Epsilon de Saussure, 1855, is newly recorded from the Moluccas. New distributional records on Epsilon grandipunctatum Gusenleitner, 1996 are provided. Epsilon rufipes Selis, sp. nov. (Moluccas, Aru islands) is described and figured.

  12. Ösel Foodsi müügihitid / Aivar Hundimägi

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    Hundimägi, Aivar, 1975-

    2004-01-01

    2001. aastal müüs Ösel Foods poole firma käibest andnud Linnuse kalja Coca-Colale, 2003. aastal otsustas A. Le. Coq Tartu Õlletehas Öseli ära osta. Mõlemat tehingut peetakse heaks müügitehinguks müüjale. Diagramm: Kali ja mahlad tõid Öseli tagasi kasumisse. Lisad: Ösel Foods keskendus 2001. aastal mahla tootmisele; Ösel hindas Aura ACE turuletoomise edukaks; Ösel Foodsi tippjuhid tegid mitu müügitehingut

  13. Plaadid / Immo Mihkelson

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    Mihkelson, Immo, 1959-

    2002-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Vanessa Carlton "Be Not Nobody", Nine Inch Nails "And All That Could have...", peeter Selis Thomson "Vaba kui tuul", Killer "Sickeningly Pretty", mylene Farmer "Les Mots", Marianne Faithfull "A Stranger On Earth", faultline "Your Love Means Everything" "Mozart in Egyt"

  14. Diversity and enterotoxigenicity of Staphylococcus spp. associated with domiati cheese.

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    El-Sharoud, Walid M; Spano, Giuseppe

    2008-12-01

    A total of 87 samples of fresh and stored Domiati cheese (an Egyptian soft cheese) were examined for the presence of Staphylococcus spp. Fifteen Staphylococcus isolates identified as S. aureus (2 isolates), S. xylosus (4), S. caprae (4), and S. chromogenes (5) were recovered from 15 cheese samples. The S. aureus isolates were resistant to penicillin G and ampicillin, and one isolate was also resistant to tetracycline. S. aureus isolates harbored classical staphylococcal enterotoxin (SE) genes (sea and seb) and recently characterized SE-like genes (selg, seli, selm, and selo). One S. aureus isolate contained a single SE gene (sea), whereas another isolate contained five SE genes (seb, selg, seli, selm, and selo). These results suggest that Domiati cheese is a source for various Staphylococcus species, including S. aureus strains that could be enterotoxigenic.

  15. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oils of Pinus pinaster

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    Nouara Ait Mimoune; Djouher Ait Mimoune; Aziza Yataghene

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of essential oils of Pinus pinaster. Methods: Essential oils were extracted from the needles by hydrodistillation. The chemical composition of the obtained essential oils was analyzed using GC-MS technique. The antimicrobial potential has been tested against six microorganisms performing the disc diffusion assay. Results: Twenty-three components have been identified. β-caryophyllene (30.9%) and β-seli...

  16. Ilves tunnistas lõpuks Eesti majanduse kriisi / Kadrin Karner, Kärt Blumberg

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    Karner, Kadrin

    2008-01-01

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilvese majandusteemalisest videoläkitusest portaalis YouTube. Artiklis meenutatakse ühtlasi presidendi telepöördumist 31. detsembril 2007, kus riigipea pidas vajalikuks rahvast hoiatada kriisist rääkijate eest. Arvamust avaldavad valuutavahetusfirma Tavid nõukogu liige Meelis Atonen, ASi Eften Capital juhatuse liige Viljar Arakas, ASi Estiko nõukogu esimees Neinar Seli

  17. When rare is just a matter of sampling: unexpected dominance of clubtail dragonflies (Odonata, Gomphidae through different collecting methods at Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Marcus Vinícius Oliveira de Almeida

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available When rare is just a matter of sampling: Unexpected dominance of clubtail dragonflies (Odonata, Gomphidae through different collecting methods at Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Capture of dragonfly adults during two short expeditions to Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais State, using three distinct collecting methodsaerial nets, Malaise and light sheet trapsis reported. The results are outstanding due the high number of species of Gomphidae (7 out of 26 Odonata species, including a new species of Cyanogomphus Selys, 1873, obtained by two non-traditional collecting methods. Because active collecting with aerial nets is the standard approach for dragonfly inventories, we discuss some aspects of the use of traps, comparing our results with those in the literature, suggesting they should be used as complementary methods in faunistic studies. Furthermore, Zonophora campanulata annulata Belle, 1983 is recorded for the first time from Minas Gerais State and taxonomic notes about Phyllogomphoides regularis (Selys, 1873 and Progomphus complicatus Selys, 1854 are also given.

  18. Ärimehed ootavad Tallinna börsile tõusu / Annika Matson

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    Matson, Annika, 1976-

    2005-01-01

    Eesti ärimeeste ja investeerimisspetsialistide prognoosid Tallinna börsile. Vt. samas: Lauri Matsulevitsh. Spetsialistid on konservatiivsemad. Küsitlusele vastavad ettevõtja Rein Kilk, kunagise börsifirma Pennu Computer Technology asutaja Alo Koop, Audentese ülikooli erakorraline professor Arno Kirt, ettevõtja Jüri Käo, ettevõtja Neinar Seli, investor Rain Lõhmus, Suprema aktsiturgude osakonna juht Sten Sumberg, Trigoni investeerimisjuht Toomas Reisenbuk, Profiti tegevtoimetaja Villu Zirnask. Diagramm: Keskmiselt oodatakse ÄP indeksile 4,4% tõusu

  19. The occurrence of Acartia species and their environmental characteristics at three ports in Korea

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    Kang, Jung-Hoon

    2011-12-01

    This study investigated the occurrence of Acartia copepods and their environmental characteristics to identify the existence and survival of foreign species at domestic ports in Korea. Copepods samples were collected seasonally, and temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen (DO), total suspended solids (TSS), and chlorophyll- a (chl- a) were measured at the seaports Incheon, Gwangyang, and Ulsan from 2007 to 2009. No foreign species was found and all of the Acartia copepods observed had been recorded in Korean waters previously. Acartia omorii, A. hongi, and A. pacifica were found at all three seaports, whereas portspecific species were found at Incheon ( A. sinjiensis) and Ulsan ( A. steueri, A. negligens, and A. danae). When chl- a and DO were not limited, eurythermal and euryhaline A. hongi, A. omorii, and A. hudsonica occurred at TSS concentrations between 38 and 183 mg·L-1, while warm-water copepods ( A. pacifica, A. ohtsukai, A. sinjiensis, and A. erythraea) occurred at TSS concentrations food was not limiting. These results indicated that the occurrence of Acartia copepods and related environmental characteristics are crucial information for differentiating foreign species from the native community and predicting the potential for foreign copepods to become established after their introduction to a seaport.

  20. Contract Management of LHC Civil Engineering at Point 5

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    Osborne, J A

    1999-01-01

    Civil engineering work commenced in August 1998 at LEP Point 5 for the underground and surface works necessary to accommodate the CMS detector for the LHC project. The principal underground works consist of two parallel caverns, separated by a support pillar, two new shafts, a number of smaller connection and service galleries and tunnel enlargements on the existing LEP tunnel. The surface works consist of the 140 m long SX building for the detector assembly and numerous other steel and concrete structures necessary for the installation and operation of CMS. The civil engineering design and supervision has been awarded to a joint venture of Gibb (UK), SGI (Switzerland) and Geoconsult (Austria), and the contracting to a joint venture of Dragados (Spain) and Seli (Italy) for 112 MCHF. The aim of this paper is to discuss the management of this contract and in particular how the various parties interact in order to work most efficiently.

  1. Medias miradas. Un análisis cultural de la imagen femenina (Enrique Gil Calvo

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    Mª Concepción Jimeno Calderón

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Enrique Gil Calvo nos ofrece un análisis de los signos visuales que se muestran en el escenario del anuncio publicitario como expresión de la identidad femenina. Para ello, a través de la observación de anuncios publicitarios impresos de distintas marcas de medias, como signo de distinción femenina (Medias Sely en 1933, Medias Eugenia de Montijo en 1960, Glory Complet en1964, Medias Balenciaga en 1966, Medias Helanca en 1980 estudia la repetición de los iconos y de los estereotipos utilizados, con una clara resonancia sexual (la mujer como objeto del deseo sexual masculino, como un transparente envoltorio de medias, dado el compulsivo fetichismo masculino y su dominio de la opinión pública.

  2. Description of the female of Navicordulia aemulatrix Pinto & Lamas and additional notes on the male (Odonata: Corduliidae).

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    Pinto, A P; Lamas, C J E

    2011-01-01

    The female of Navicordulia aemulatrix Pinto & Lamas is described and illustrated for the first time based on a single specimen from the same locality of the type series (state of Santa Catarina, [municipality of São Bento do Sul, 26°14'58"S, 49°22'59"W, railroad station] Rio Vermelho, 29.I.1952, in MZSP). In addition, further morphological notes for the male are provided based on three specimens collected at the type locality and at a new locality in the state of Santa Catarina (Timbó municipality). The pronotal process present in N. aemulatrix is re-evaluated and considered non-homologous to that found in Neocordulia setifera (Hagen in Selys) as previously suggested.

  3. Analysis of the Interactions Between Thioredoxin and 20 Selenoproteins in Chicken.

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    Liu, Qi; Yang, Jie; Cai, Jingzeng; Luan, Yilin; Sattar, Hamid; Liu, Man; Xu, Shiwen; Zhang, Ziwei

    2017-10-01

    Thioredoxin (Trx) is a small molecular protein with complicated functions in a number of processes, including inflammation, apoptosis, embryogenesis, cardiovascular disease, and redox regulation. Some selenoproteins, such as glutathione peroxidase (Gpx), iodothyronine deiodinase (Dio), and thioredoxin reductase (TR), are involved in redox regulation. However, whether there are interactions between Trx and selenoproteins is still not known. In the present paper, we used a Modeller, Hex 8.0.0, and the KFC2 Server to predict the interactions between Trx and selenoproteins. We used the Modeller to predict the target protein in objective format and assess the accuracy of the results. Molecular interaction studies with Trx and selenoproteins were performed using the molecular docking tools in Hex 8.0.0. Next, we used the KFC2 Server to further test the protein binding sites. In addition to the selenoprotein physiological functions, we also explored potential relationships between Trx and selenoproteins beyond all the results we got. The results demonstrate that Trx has the potential to interact with 19 selenoproteins, including iodothyronine deiodinase 1 (Dio1), iodothyronine deiodinase 3 (Dio3), glutathione peroxidase 1 (Gpx1), glutathione peroxidase 2 (Gpx2), glutathione peroxidase 3 (Gpx3), glutathione peroxidase 4 (Gpx4), selenoprotein H (SelH), selenoprotein I (SelI), selenoprotein M (SelM), selenoprotein N (SelN), selenoprotein T (SelT), selenoprotein U (SelU), selenoprotein W (SelW), selenoprotein 15 (Sep15), methionine sulfoxide reductase B (Sepx1), selenophosphate synthetase 1 (SPS1), TR1, TR2, and TR3, among which TR1, TR2, TR3, SPS1, Sep15, SelN, SelM, SelI, Gpx2, Gpx3, Gpx4, and Dio3 exhibited intense correlations with Trx. However, additional experiments are needed to verify them.

  4. Selenium deficiency inhibits the conversion of thyroidal thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3) in chicken thyroids.

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    Lin, Shi-lei; Wang, Cong-wu; Tan, Si-ran; Liang, Yang; Yao, Hai-dong; Zhang, Zi-wei; Xu, Shi-wen

    2014-12-01

    Selenium (Se) influences the metabolism of thyroid hormones in mammals. However, the role of Se deficiency in the regulation of thyroid hormones in chickens is not well known. In the present study, we examined the levels of thyroidal triiodothyronine (T3), thyroidal thyroxine (T4), free triiodothyronine, free thyroxine (FT4), and thyroid-stimulating hormone in the serum and the mRNA expression levels of 25 selenoproteins in chicken thyroids. Then, principal component analysis (PCA) was performed to analyze the relationships between the selenoproteins. The results indicated that Se deficiency influenced the conversion of T4 to T3 and induced the accumulation of T4 and FT4. In addition, the mRNA expression levels of the selenoproteins were generally decreased by Se deficiency. The PCA showed that eight selenoproteins (deiodinase 1 (Dio1), Dio2, Dio3, thioredoxin reductase 2 (Txnrd2), selenoprotein i (Seli), selenoprotein u (Selu), glutathione peroxidase 1 (Gpx1), and Gpx2) have similar trends, which indicated that they may play similar roles in the metabolism of thyroid hormones. The results showed that Se deficiency inhibited the conversion of T4 to T3 and decreased the levels of the crucial metabolic enzymes of the thyroid hormones, Dio1, Dio2, and Dio3, in chickens. In addition, the decreased selenoproteins (Dio1, Dio2, Dio3, Txnrd2, Seli, Selu, Gpx1, and Gpx2) induced by Se deficiency may indirectly limit the conversion of T4 to T3 in chicken thyroids. The information presented in this study is helpful to understand the role of Se in the thyroid function of chickens.

  5. ACCESS TO LEP POINT 5, CESSY (FRANCE)

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    At the public environmental impact enquiry for the LHC project, the municipal authorities at Cessy suggested creating a new approach road to the civil engineering site (Point5) to ensure that materials deliveries by road are kept well away from housing along the Route de la Plaine.Following this recommendation, a track called the Chemin du Milieu has been upgraded into a road, and has been made available for the sole use of construction firms involved in building work at Point 5.The 'Dragados-Seli' consortium will be in charge of site surveillance for the new approach road.With effect from 29 March 1999, the present entrance will be closed to civil engineering firms and reserved for LEP installations maintenance services under the SL Division site managers, Mr. R. Spigato (tel. 160374) and P. Rey (tel. 160375).For obvious security reasons, those needing to use Point 5 are requested to keep the gate locked, even while they are on site, so as to prevent unauthorised persons from gaining access to the civil engi...

  6. Increase of the contract amounts for LHC civil-engineering construction and civil-engineering consultancy contracts

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    2005-01-01

    This document concerns the increase of the contract amounts for LHC civil-engineering construction and civil-engineering consultancy, Package 2. The Finance Committee is invited to take note of the increase of the contract amounts with: - the joint venture DRAGADOS (ES) and SELI (IT) for civil-engineering construction, LHC Package 2, for an amount of 28 087 000 Swiss francs, subject to revision, in the amount previously announced to Finance Committee (CERN/FC/4516) of 132 200 000 Swiss francs, subject to revision, bringing the total to a maximum amount of 160 287 000 Swiss francs, subject to revision. - the joint venture GIBB (GB), GEOCONSULT (AT) and SGI (CH) for the provision of civil-engineering consultancy services, LHC Package 2, for an amount of 900 000 Swiss francs, subject to revision, in the amount previously announced to Finance Committee of 13 800 000 Swiss francs, subject to revision, bringing the total to a maximum amount of 14 700 000 Swiss francs, subject to revision

  7. Prevalence and Genetic Characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus argenteus Isolates Harboring Panton-Valentine Leukocidin, Enterotoxins, and TSST-1 Genes from Food Handlers in Myanmar.

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    Aung, Meiji Soe; San, Thida; Aye, Mya Mya; Mya, San; Maw, Win Win; Zan, Khin Nyein; Htut, Wut Hmone Win; Kawaguchiya, Mitsuyo; Urushibara, Noriko; Kobayashi, Nobumichi

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    Asymptomatic carriers of toxigenic Staphylococcus aureus are potential source of diseases, including food poisoning. Toxigenic potential and genetic traits of colonizing S. aureus were investigated for 563 healthy food handlers in Myanmar. Carriage of S. aureus was found in 110 individuals (19.5%), and a total of 144 S. aureus isolates were recovered from nasal cavities (110 isolates) and hands (34 isolates). Panton-Valentine leucocidin genes ( pvl ) were detected in 18 isolates (12.5%), among which 11 isolates were classified into coa -VIa, agr type III, and ST1930 (CC96) that had been also detected in pvl -positive clinical isolates in Myanmar. A pvl -positive, ST2250 nasal isolate was identified as S. argenteus , a novel coagulase-positive staphylococcus species. Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) gene was detected in five pvl -negative isolates. All of the 144 isolates harbored at least one of the 21 enterotoxin(-like) gene(s). The most prevalent enterotoxin(-like) gene was selw (98%), followed by selx (97%), sei (28%), sely (28%), sem (26%), sel (24%), and sea and sec (22% each). Considerable genetic diversity with five groups was detected for selw . The present study revealed the relatively high rate of pvl , as well as the wide distribution of enterotoxin(-like) genes among colonizing S. aureus in Myanmar.

  8. Confirmación de la reproducción de Gomphus graslinii (Rambur, 1844 y odonatofauna fluvial de los Prepirineos del este de Navarra

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    Torralba-Burrial, A., Armendariz, C., Rabina, E., Llamas, A., Nores, C.

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    Full Text Available Gomphus graslinii (Rambur, 1844 es una libélula amenazada incluida en el Catálogo Español de Especies Amenazadas y en la Directiva Hábitats de la Unión Europea. Presenta una distribución sumamente fragmentada en la Península Ibérica, siendo muy escasas las poblaciones conocidas y citas publicadas en su cuadrante nororiental, entre ellas dos citas de especímenes adultos en Navarra. Se ha buscado en ríos prepirenaicos del oriente navarro, muestreándose 23 tramos en la zona y aportándose datos sobre su reproducción en dos tramos del río Salazar. Se proporcionan también datos de otras 24 especies de odonatos, incluyendo a Gomphus simillimus Selys, 1840 y Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838, consideradas como vulnerables en el Atlas y Libro Rojo de los Invertebrados de España.

  9. The old man and Slovenia: Hemingway studies in the slovenian cultural context

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    Igor Maver

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    Full Text Available The name of Ernest Hemingway was first mentioned in Slovenian literary criticism by the writer and critic Tone Seliškar in 1933. Soon afterwards, Griša Koritnik, the foremost translator of English and American literatures in the period between the two wars, in his article »The Great War in the English Novel« described the protagonist of the novel A Farewell to Arms (1929 somewhat enigmatically as »the symbol of the old generation«. In a short survey of contemporary American literature, which Anton Debeljak in 1939 freely adapted from the article previously published by J. Wood Krutch in The Times,  Hemingway was grouped together with the Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck and novelist Erskine Caldwell, which is to say with the giants of the then mainstream American fiction. However, it is curious that a Slovenian reader should already from this article have learned how Hemingway, the author of »powerful stories«, had recently become monotonous, which was before he even had a fair chance to get acquainted with any of his works translated into Slovenian.

  10. Testing Dragonflies as Species Richness Indicators in a Fragmented Subtropical Atlantic Forest Environment.

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    Renner, S; Sahlén, G; Périco, E

    2016-06-01

    We surveyed 15 bodies of water among remnants of the Atlantic Forest biome in southern Brazil for adult dragonflies and damselflies to test whether an empirical selection method for diversity indicators could be applied in a subtropical ecosystem, where limited ecological knowledge on species level is available. We found a regional species pool of 34 species distributed in a nested subset pattern with a mean of 11.2 species per locality. There was a pronounced difference in species composition between spring, summer, and autumn, but no differences in species numbers between seasons. Two species, Homeoura chelifera (Selys) and Ischnura capreolus (Hagen), were the strongest candidates for regional diversity indicators, being found only at species-rich localities in our surveyed area and likewise in an undisturbed national forest reserve, serving as a reference site for the Atlantic Forest. Using our selection method, we found it possible to obtain a tentative list of diversity indicators without having detailed ecological information of each species, providing a reference site is available for comparison. The method thus allows for indicator species to be selected in blanco from taxonomic groups that are little known. We hence argue that Odonata can already be incorporated in ongoing assessment programs in the Neotropics, which would also increase the ecological knowledge of the group and allow extrapolation to other taxa.

  11. Lasnamäe linnaosa koolieelsete lasteasutuste põhimääruste kinnitamine : [17.11.1999

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    Lisa 1: Tallinna Arbu lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 2: Tallinna Asunduse Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 3: Tallinna Kalevipoja Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 4: Tallinna Killustiku Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 5: Tallinna Kivila Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 6: Tallinna Kivimurru Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 7: Tallinna Kuristiku Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 8: Tallinna Lasteaia Laagna Rukkilill põhimäärus Lisa 9: Tallinna Liikuri Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 10: Tallinna Lindakivi Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 11: Tallinna Linnamäe Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 12: Tallinna Loitsu Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 13: Tallinna Läänemere Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 14: Tallinna Mahtra Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 15: Tallinna Majaka Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 16: Tallinna Muhu Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 17: Tallinna Mustakivi Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 18: Tallinna Pae Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 19: Tallinna Paekaare Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 20: Tallinna Pallasti Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 21: Tallinna Priisle Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 22: Tallinna Raadiku Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 23: Tallinna Seli Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 24: Tallinna Sikupilli Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 25: Tallinna Suur-Pae Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 26: Tallinna Vormsi Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 27: Tallinna Ülemiste Lasteaia põhimäärus Lisa 28: Tallinna Ümera Lasteaia põhimääru. Kogumikus märkus: lisadega saab tutvuda linnakantselei üldosakonna arhiivis

  12. Model rules and regulations for a global CO2 emissions credit market

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    Sandor, R.L.; Cole, J.B.; Kelly, M.E.

    1994-01-01

    On 21 April 1993, on the occasion of Earth Day, the United States affirmed its commitment to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to their 1990 levels by the year 2000. In doing so, the United States joined the European Union (EU), Japan, and approximately 141 other countries that had either committed themselves to this international objective or subscribed to the general principles contained in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, signed at UNCED, Rio de Janeiro, June 1992. The commitment of these three trading groups provides the basis for recommending that a market for tradeable carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emission entitlements among these groups be implemented as soon as an initial set of rules and regulations can be drafted. The goal of a tradeable CO 2 entitlement or credit market is to lower the cost of limiting emissions. The Costs of CO 2 emission abatement are lowered because the market encourages more emission reductions to be produced by the most efficient resources. The ability easily to selI CO 2 credits created through large emission cuts allows cost recovery by, and incentives for, the most efficient sources of emission reductions. The purpose of this paper is to stimulate debate by providing model rules and regulations for a tradeable CO 2 emission credit market. The trading rules and regulations proposed here are meant to initiate a process whereby participants will iterate toward a final set of rules and regulations. Therefore, our proposal should create a point of departure for further adjustments and transformation to the initial set of recommendations. A specific proposal will be advanced at this point in order to provide a basis for the conceptualization of this global market. Moreover, this specific proposal will help focus dialogue and may provide insight into the general recommendations presented in the balance of this paper

  13. Physical Properties of the SKYLAB North Polar Coronal Hole with an Extended Base and its MHD Self-Consistent Modelling

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    Bravo, S.; Ocania, G.

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    energetization of the wind, one of the possibilities allowed for fltix the observational uncertailities shows a very good agreement wi4 an NI Ill) seli'consistent modelling with the only additional term of the Lorentz force in the iiii equation. Key words: SUN-CORONA

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

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    Von Ellenrieder, Natalia

    2013-11-25

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

  15. Dossiê - 3º Simpósio Brasileiro de Comunicação Científica – SBCC, 2012.

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    Márcio Matias

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1518-2924.2012v17nesp2piii Márcio Matias (CIN/UFSC Moisés Lima Dutra (CIN/UFSC O 3º Simpósio Brasileiro de Comunicação Científica (SBCC – Perspectivas em Acesso Aberto – Cenários para 2020, foi realizado na Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC, no campus Reitor João David Ferreira Lima, em Florianópolis, nos dias 5 e 6 de junho de 2012. O objetivo do evento foi de proporcionar à comunidade acadêmica discussões sobre a comunicação científica com foco nas perspectivas de acesso aberto/livre e preservação digital. O SBCC é uma iniciativa do Departamento de Ciência da Informação (CIN e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência da Informação (PGCIN da UFSC, e no início dos trabalhos, a Comissão Organizadora convidou o Professor Dr. Hélio Kuramoto, do IBICT, para compor o Comitê Científico do evento. Nesta edição, além de abrir a recepção de trabalhos científicos sobre os temas de acesso aberto e preservação digital, o evento contou com a presença dos seguintes pesquisadores nacionais e estrangeiros para proferir palestras e participar de mesas-redondas sobre estes temas: •\tElena Maceviciute - Universidade de Boras (Suécia •\tLeslie Chan - Universidade de Toronto (Canadá •\tSely Costa - Universidade de Brasília (UnB •\tHélio Kuramoto - Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT •\tNelson Pretto - Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA/ Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência (SBPC •\tSolange Maria dos Santos - Membro do Colegiado do Scielo Às nove horas do dia cinco de junho de 2012, terça-feira, a abertura do 3º SBCC foi realizada no auditório da reitoria. A cerimônia de abertura contou com a presença das seguintes autoridades da UFSC: Professora Dra. Joana Maria Pedro, Pró-Reitora de Pós-Graduação, Professor Dr. Jamil Assereuy Filho, Pró-Reitor de Pesquisa, da Professora Dra. Vera Lúcia Bazzo, Diretora do Centro

  16. Dossiê - 3º Simpósio Brasileiro de Comunicação Científica – SBCC, 2012.

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    Full Text Available Márcio Matias (CIN/UFSC Moisés Lima Dutra (CIN/UFSC O 3º Simpósio Brasileiro de Comunicação Científica (SBCC – Perspectivas em Acesso Aberto – Cenários para 2020, foi realizado na Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC, no campus Reitor João David Ferreira Lima, em Florianópolis, nos dias 5 e 6 de junho de 2012. O objetivo do evento foi de proporcionar à comunidade acadêmica discussões sobre a comunicação científica com foco nas perspectivas de acesso aberto/livre e preservação digital. O SBCC é uma iniciativa do Departamento de Ciência da Informação (CIN e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência da Informação (PGCIN da UFSC, e no início dos trabalhos, a Comissão Organizadora convidou o Professor Dr. Hélio Kuramoto, do IBICT, para compor o Comitê Científico do evento. Nesta edição, além de abrir a recepção de trabalhos científicos sobre os temas de acesso aberto e preservação digital, o evento contou com a presença dos seguintes pesquisadores nacionais e estrangeiros para proferir palestras e participar de mesas-redondas sobre estes temas: • Elena Maceviciute - Universidade de Boras (Suécia • Leslie Chan - Universidade de Toronto (Canadá • Sely Costa - Universidade de Brasília (UnB • Hélio Kuramoto - Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT • Nelson Pretto - Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA/ Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência (SBPC • Solange Maria dos Santos - Membro do Colegiado do Scielo Às nove horas do dia cinco de junho de 2012, terça-feira, a abertura do 3º SBCC foi realizada no auditório da reitoria. A cerimônia de abertura contou com a presença das seguintes autoridades da UFSC: Professora Dra. Joana Maria Pedro, Pró-Reitora de Pós-Graduação, Professor Dr. Jamil Assereuy Filho, Pró-Reitor de Pesquisa, da Professora Dra. Vera Lúcia Bazzo, Diretora do Centro de Ciências da Educação, da Professora Dra. Gleisy

  17. Farmācijas doktors profesors Jānis Maizīte - viens no farmācijas muzeja veidotājiem

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    Inta Vegnere

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    Full Text Available Pagājušajā gadā vienam no pirmās Latvijas brīvvalsts laika ievērojamākajiem farmaceitiem profesoram Jānim Maizītem apritēja 125 gadi. Profesors allaž atradies tālaika farmaceitu sabiedriskās dzīves centrā, līdzcilvēki viņu dēvējuši par Latvijas farmaceitu dvēseli. Jānis Maizīte dzimis 1883. gada 10. maijā Liepas pagasta Leču mājās kalēja ģimenē. Izglītību ieguvis Liepas pagastskolā, pēc tam mācījies privātā vidusskolā Valmierā. 1898. gadā kā eksterns nokārtojis eksāmenu Rīgas Nikolaja ģimnāzijā. Vēlēdamies iepazīties ar farmāciju, Jānis Maizīte no 1898. līdz 1901. gadam strādājis par aptiekāra mācekli Vjazmas aptiekā. 1901. gadā Tērbatas Universitātē kā eksterns nokārtojis aptiekāra palīga eksāmenu. Pēc tam līdz 1904. gadam strādājis dažādās Krievijas aptiekās (Strahovā, Astrahaņā. 1904. gadā J. Maizīte iestājies Tērbatas Universitātes Medicīnas fakultātes Farmācijas nodaļā, kuru beidzis 1908. gadā, iegūstot provizora specialitāti. Pēc tam turpat iecelts par jaunāko laborantu (asistentu, bet 1914. gadā – par vecāko asistentu. 1909. gadā. J. Maizīte nokārtojis mutiskus un rakstiskus eksāmenus farmācijas maģistra grāda iegūšanai un profesora I. Kondakova vadībā uzsācis darbu pie maģistra disertācijas "Par pinēna halogēnhidrātiem un to pārvēršanos ciklēna un santēna tipu ogļūdeņražos". Bet sākoties I Pasaules karam, Jāni Maizīti iesauca aktīvajā karadienestā par rezerves farmaceitu, tāpēc viņš šo darbu nepaguva aizstāvēt. Tikai 1924. gadā darbu par maģistra disertācijas tēmu viņš publicēja kopā ar savu skolotāju.

  18. Synopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini and annotated catalog of the species and subspecies

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    is transferred to Sorocha (Sorocha yungana (Ohaus, 1934, comb. rev.; Pelidnota malyi Soula, 2010: 58, revised status; Xenopelidnota anomala porioni Chalumeau, 1985, revised subspecies status. To stabilize the classification of the group, a neotype is designated for the following species: Pelidnota thiliezi Soula, 2009. Lectotypes are designated for the following names (given in their original combinations: Pelidnota brevicollis Casey, 1915, Pelidnota brevis Casey, 1915, Pelidnota debiliceps Casey, 1915, Pelidnota hudsonica Casey, 1915, Pelidnota oblonga Casey, 1915, Pelidnota pallidipes Casey, 1915, Pelidnota ponderella Casey, 1915, Pelidnota strenua Casey, 1915, Pelidnota tarsalis Casey, 1915, Pelidnota texensis Casey, 1915, and Scarabaeus punctatus Linnaeus, 1758. The following published infrasubspecific names are unavailable per ICZN Article 45.6.1: Pelidnota (Odontognathus cuprea var. coerulea Ohaus, 1913; Pelidnota (Odontognathus cuprea var. rufoviolacea Ohaus, 1913; Pelidnota (Odontognathus cuprea var. nigrocoerulea Ohaus, 1913; Pelidnota pulchella var. fulvopunctata Ohaus, 1913; Pelidnota pulchella var. sellata Ohaus, 1913; Pelidnota pulchella var. reducta Ohaus, 1913; Pelidnota unicolor var. infuscata Ohaus, 1913. The following published species name is unavailable per ICZN Article 11.5: Neopatatra synonyma Moore & Jameson, 2013. The following published species name is unavailable per application of ICZN Article 16.1: Parhoplognathus rubripennis Soula, 2008. The following published species name is unavailable per application of ICZN Article 16.4.1: Strigidia testaceovirens argentinica Soula, 2006, Pelidnota (Strigidia testaceovirens argentinica (Soula, 2006, and Pelidnota testaceovirens argentinica (Soula, 2006. The following published species names are unavailable per application of ICZN Article 16.4.2: Homonyx digennaroi Soula, 2010; Homonyx lecourti Soula, 2010; Homonyx mulliei Soula, 2010; Homonyx simoensi Soula, 2010; Homonyx wagneri Soula, 2010; Homonyx

  19. Kongre İzlenimleri

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    Yasemin Balcı

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    çilere açtığı şarap mahzenleri var. Görülmeye değerdi. Kongrenin son günü, Portoya özel bir festival vardı. S. Joe festival olarak anılıyor. Bu festivalin özelliği bir nevi şaka ya da hoşgörü günü gibi olması idi. Bu festival nedeniyle Portekiz’in diğer şehirlerinden pek çok kişi şehre geldi. Her ne kadar herkes sabaha kadar sokaklarda olup eğlense de otellerde yer kalmıyor. Her tarafta rengârenk plastik çekiçler satılıyor. Çoluk çocuk, genç ihtiyar herkes bu çekiçlerden satın alıyor. Sokaklarda yanında bulunan ya da yanından geçen herkese bu çekiçle vuruyor. Kongre organizasyon komitesi de bu nedenle bizi çekiçsiz bırakmadı. Katılımcılara çekiç verdiler. Ayrıca, sokaklarda kötü koku ile özdeşleştirilen fesleğen saksıları (bizde güzel koku olarak bilinir ile çiçeklenmiş/tohuma dönmüş erkek soğanlar satılıyor. İnsanlar yapraklarını koparıp elini yanındaki-nin burnuna sürüyor. Soğanın tohumlu kısmını yüzüne kulağına vs. sürtüyor. Tüm bunlar bir nevi şaka, kimse kimseye kırılmıyor. Şehrin tüm meydanlarında konser platformları kuruluyor, herkes sokaklarda dans ediyor, Super Bock adlı bira çeşmelerinden biralar alınıp içiliyor. Ezilme tehlikesi geçirecek kadar insan seli olmasına karşın, en küçük bir taşkınlıkla karşılaşılmaması oldukça ilgimizi çekti. Gece yarısından sonra nehri baştan yaratacak şekilde yapılan havai fişek gösterisi ile havaya fırlatılan yüzlerce ateş balonları görmeye değerdi. Türkiye’den kongre katılımcıları Uzm. Dr. Özlem Ersoy Adli Tıp Kurumu Prof. Dr. Mete Gülmen Çukurova Üniversitesi Dr. Hüsniye Canan, Phd. Çukurova Üniversitesi Dr. Demet Meral Çukurova Üniversitesi Dr. Dilek Battal, Phd. Çukurova Üniversitesi Prof. Dr. Yasemin Balcı Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Yard. Doç. Dr. Birol Demirel Gazi Üniversitesi Doç. Dr. Coşkun Yorulmaz İstanbul Üniversitesi Yard. Doç. Dr. Gökhan Ersoy