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  1. Biology and ecology of Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa) and its specific herbivore Hydrellia sp in Argentina

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    Egeria densa is a submerged plant of South American origin that has become noxious in 38 U.S. states as well as several other countries. It crowds out native plant species and hinders water use in several manners. The leaf mining shore fly Hydrellia sp. 1, found to attack Egeria throughout its distr...

  2. Adjuvantes e herbicidas e a infectividade de Fusarium graminearum, agente potencial de biocontrole de Egeria densa e Egeria najas Adjuvants and herbicides and the infectivity of Fusarium graminearum, a potential biocontrol agent of Egeria densa and Egeria najas

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    C.R. Borges Neto

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados os efeitos da adição de adjuvantes e a associação com herbicidas na infectividade do fungo dentro do patossistema Fusarium graminearum x Egeria spp. Foram utilizadas plantas sadias de Egeria densa e E. najas inoculadas com uma suspensão de arroz moído colonizado por F. graminearum, na concentração de 0,7 g L-1. Os tubos de ensaio contendo as plantas imersas na referida suspensão foram mantidos em incubadora à temperatura de 25 ºC e fotoperíodo de 12 horas diárias de luz, por oito dias, durante os quais foram avaliados os sintomas nas plantas a cada dois dias e o crescimento destas através do incremento de matéria fresca ao final do experimento. O efeito de 14 adjuvantes e 6 herbicidas, adicionados à suspensão de inóculo, sobre a ação de F. graminearum em E. densa e E. najas foi avaliado. De modo geral, os adjuvantes melhoraram a eficiência do bioerbicida e a associação herbicida + fungo proporcionou maior severidade de doença e controle do crescimento das plantas.The effects of adding adjuvants and their association with herbicides on fungus infectivity were studied in the Fusarium graminearum x Egeria spp. pathosystem. Healthy Egeria densa and E. naja plants were inoculated with suspension of ground rice with F. graminearum, at a concentration of 0.7 g L-1. The assay tubes with the plants immersed in the suspension were kept in the incubator at the temperature of 25 ºC and photoperiod of 12 hours daily, with plant symptoms being evaluated every two hours and plant growth monitored based on fresh matter increase at the end of the experiment. The effect of 14 adjuvants and 6 herbicides added to the inoculum on the action of F. graminearum against E. densa and E. najas was evaluated. In general, the adjuvants improved bioherbicide efficiency and the herbicide + fungus association increased disease severity and plant growth control.

  3. Diferenciação entre Egeria densa e Egeria najas pelos caracteres anatômicos foliares Differentiation between Egeria densa and Egeria najas by leaf anatomic characters

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    R.A. Rodella

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Dentre as plantas daninhas aquáticas imersas de maior importância nos reservatórios de usinas hidrelétricas e em represas de pequeno porte no Brasil, destacam-se as espécies Egeria densa e Egeria najas, cuja identificação pode ser difícil na fase vegetativa. O objetivo deste trabalho foi diferenciar cinco acessos de E. densa e três de E. najas, coletados nos reservatórios de Jupiá, Salto Grande, Três Irmãos, Promissão, Nova Avanhandava e Ibitinga, do complexo da Companhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP do Estado de São Paulo, quanto às características anatômicas descritivas e quantitativas do limbo foliar, procurando-se obter melhor entendimento sobre as relações dessas estruturas anatômicas com a penetração e translocação de herbicidas, além de auxiliar na identificação de acessos suscetíveis e resistentes a determinado produto químico. Amostras do terço médio do limbo foram fixadas em FAA 50, cortadas transversalmente em micrótomo rotatório com 8 mm de espessura e coradas com azul-de-toluidina. Foi analisada a estrutura foliar e foram quantificados os caracteres anatômicos da nervura central (% epiderme das faces adaxial e abaxial, % feixe vascular e % parênquima e da região situada entre a nervura e o bordo do limbo (% epiderme das faces adaxial e abaxial e espessura da folha. Os dados das variáveis quantitativas foram submetidos aos testes estatísticos multivariados de Análise de Agrupamento e Análise de Componentes Principais. Houve formação de três grupos principais: o primeiro foi constituído pelos três acessos de E. najas; o segundo, por quatro acessos de E. densa; e o terceiro, por apenas um acesso de E. densa. O caráter que mais contribuiu para a diferenciação entre os acessos foi a % feixe vascular da nervura central, seguido da % epiderme da face abaxial da nervura central e % epiderme das faces adaxial e abaxial da região entre a nervura e o bordo foliar. Concluiu-se que a utiliza

  4. Field assessment of oxytetracycline exposure to the freshwater macrophytes Egeria densa Planch. and Ceratophyllum demersum L

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    Hanson, M.L.; Knapp, C.W.; Graham, D.W.

    2006-01-01

    In a microcosm study, two aquatic macrophytes, Egeria densa and Ceratophyllum demersum were exposed to nominal concentrations of 0, 5, 20, 50, and 250 μg/L oxytetracycline (n = 3), plus 20 μg/L oxytetracycline amended with additional nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). Responses were monitored bi-weekly over a six-week exposure period. Both plant species exhibited a significant decline in growth in the 250 μg/L oxytetracycline and the N- and P-amended units. Decreased light penetration resulting from accumulating oxytetracycline by-products appears to be the primary modifier in the growth of these plants. Increased susceptibility to oxytetracycline exposure was noted in some paired plantings (e.g., E. densa root development), relative to individual plants in these treatments, however, no clear explanation for this response is available. Based on the toxicity data generated in this study, we estimate that current concentrations of oxytetracycline in freshwater environments do not pose a direct risk to E. densa and C. demersum. - Oxytetracycline did not pose a risk for two freshwater macrophytes

  5. Field assessment of oxytetracycline exposure to the freshwater macrophytes Egeria densa Planch. and Ceratophyllum demersum L

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    Hanson, M L [Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, 118 Isbister Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada); Knapp, C W [Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 (United States); Graham, D W [Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 (United States)

    2006-06-15

    In a microcosm study, two aquatic macrophytes, Egeria densa and Ceratophyllum demersum were exposed to nominal concentrations of 0, 5, 20, 50, and 250 {mu}g/L oxytetracycline (n = 3), plus 20 {mu}g/L oxytetracycline amended with additional nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). Responses were monitored bi-weekly over a six-week exposure period. Both plant species exhibited a significant decline in growth in the 250 {mu}g/L oxytetracycline and the N- and P-amended units. Decreased light penetration resulting from accumulating oxytetracycline by-products appears to be the primary modifier in the growth of these plants. Increased susceptibility to oxytetracycline exposure was noted in some paired plantings (e.g., E. densa root development), relative to individual plants in these treatments, however, no clear explanation for this response is available. Based on the toxicity data generated in this study, we estimate that current concentrations of oxytetracycline in freshwater environments do not pose a direct risk to E. densa and C. demersum. - Oxytetracycline did not pose a risk for two freshwater macrophytes.

  6. Biomass production of the aquatic macrophytes Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth and Egeria densa (egeria in organic fish farm effluent treatment system / Produção de biomassa das macrófitas aquáticas Eichhornia crassipes (aguapé e Egeria densa (egeria em sistema de tratamento de efluente de piscicultura orgânica

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    Anderson Coldebella

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research was to evaluate the production of biomass of the aquatic macrophytes water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes and egeria (Egeria densa in three hydraulic detention times in a organic pisciculture effluent treatment system. The system was composed for 18 experimental tanks of 2.00 x 1.00 x 0.65m length, width and depth respectively, coated with polypropylene canvas. An entirely randomized 2 macrophytes x 3 hydraulic detention times (HDT and 3 repetitions. The HDT used was 4, 8, and 12 hours. The biomass production was evaluated at the end of the experiment which was extended at 08/07 to 19/08/2006. The water hyacinth showed the best results of biomass production (P0.05. For egeria the treatment that presented the best production of biomass was reached which TDH of 12 hours, being of 0.10 kg.m-2, followed for the HDT of 8 and 4 hours, not differing between the HDT (P>0.05. One concludes that the water hyacinth produced higher biomass than egeria in all of the HDT evaluated.O presente trabalho teve por o objetivo avaliar a produção de biomassa das macrófitas aquáticas aguapé (Eichhornia crassipes e egeria (Egeria densa em um sistema de tratamento de efluente de piscicultura orgânica, sob 3 condições de tempo de detenção hidráulica. O sistema foi composto por 18 tanques experimentais de 2,00 x 1,00 x 0,65 m de comprimento, largura e profundidade, respectivamente, revestidos com lona de polipropileno. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado, com 2 macrófitas, 3 tempos de detenção hidráulica (TDH e 3 repetições. Os TDH utilizados foram de 4, 8 e 12 horas. O sistema foi operado de 08/07 a 19/08/2006. A produção de biomassa foi avaliada ao final do experimento. O aguapé apresentou os melhores resultados de produção de biomassa (P0,05. Para a egeria o tratamento que apresentou a melhor produção de biomassa foi no TDH de 12 horas, sendo de 0,10 kg.m- 2, seguido pelos TDH de 8 e 4 horas, não diferindo

  7. The ecology of Egeria densa Planchón (Liliopsida: Alismatales: A wetland ecosystem engineer? La ecología de Egeria densa Planchón (Liliopsida: Alismatales: ¿Una especie ingeniera de humedales?

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    MATTHEW YARROW

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Egeria densa Planchón is considered an invasive species in continental aquatic systems in Chile. Its original geographical distribution was limited to the subtropical regions of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Its fast growth and dense canopy-forming habit are associated with the clear water state of shallow water continental ecosystems. As a dominant species in many of the systems in which it occurs, E. densa behaves as an ecosystem engineer by preventing the re-suspension of sediments and controlling the growth of phytoplankton by removing nutrients from the water column. At the same time, this invasive species produces unwanted effects such as: (1 clogging waterways and hydroelectric turbines, (2 out-competing native vegetation, and (3 negatively affecting the sediment seed bank. Given its importance in the recent (2004 change of state of the Río Cruces wetland, Chile, we felt it appropriate to undertake a comprehensive literature review of this species. We conclude by discussing the role of E. densa as an ecosystem engineer while cautioning against the impression that E. densa is always a highly competitive invader.Egeria densa Planchón es considerada una especie invasora en los sistemas acuáticos de Chile. Su distribución geográfica original estaba limitada a regiones subtropicales de Brasil, Argentina y Uruguay. Su crecimiento rápido y su tendencia a formar densas coberturas suelen estar asociadas con el estado de aguas claras en ecosistemas acuáticos continentales de aguas someras. Su dominancia sugiere que E. densa puede comportarse como una especie ingeniera, previniendo la resuspensión de sedimentos y controlando el crecimiento del fitoplancton a través de la utilización de los nutrientes. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo, como especie invasora produce efectos no deseados tales como: (1 no permitir el crecimiento de otras macrófitas nativas, (2 disminuir la diversidad en el banco de semillas, y (3 interferir con la navegación y

  8. Molecular techniques to distinguish morphologically similar Hydrilla verticillata, Egeria densa, Elodea nuttallii, and Elodea canadensis

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    Rybicki, Nancy B.; Kirshtein, Julie D.; Voytek, Mary A.

    2013-01-01

    The four submerged aquatic species, hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata [monoecious and dioecious]), Brazilian waterweed (Egeria densa), Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis), and western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii), are difficult to positively identify because of their morphological similarity to each other, resulting in possible misidentification. This limits our ability to understand their past and present distribution, which is important in aquatic plant management. We investigated a molecular technique to identify these species, which are problematic because of their invasive nature on multiple continents. Approximately 100 samples of these species, ranging in age from 40-yr-old herbarium samples to recently collected plants, were collected from regions across the United States. The distribution and range of the samples collected in this research were compared to those reported in the literature. We confirmed information on the current wide distribution of both hydrilla biotypes in the United States and discovered that hydrilla had actually invaded the waterways near Washington, DC 6 yr earlier than originally reported. In addition, we found evidence of the confusion, dating back to the 1980s, between Canadian waterweed and western waterweed in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Canadian waterweed was previously reported as common and western waterweed as rare; however, our samples indicate the opposite is true. This information indicates there is a need for investigators to anticipate the spread of hydrilla populations to northern U.S. waterways, where it will compete with existing plant species, including Canadian and western waterweeds. Our ability to confirm distribution and pace of spread of invasive and noninvasive species will improve with increased application of molecular techniques.

  9. Estudo do potencial do pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus como agente de controle biológico de Egeria densa, E. najas e Ceratophyllum demersum Evaluation of the biocontrol potential of pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus for Egeria densa, E. najas and Ceratophyllum demersum

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    D.M.Y. Miyazaki

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Visando fornecer subsídios para elaboração de sistema de manejo integrado das grandes massas de plantas daninhas aquáticas submersas em lagos e represas, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo verificar a eficiência do pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus como agente de controle biológico de Egeria densa, E. najas e Ceratophyllum demersum. As espécies de plantas daninhas foram oferecidas individualmente, duas a duas e as três espécies juntas. Verificou-se que este peixe tem uma eficiência média de controle dessas plantas daninhas variando entre 28 e 100%, podendo eliminar uma massa verde dessas plantas, com a mesma quantidade de seu peso, em sete dias. A eficiência de controle diária aumentou com o tempo de predação. O pacu é mais seletivo para E. densa ou E. najas quando na presença de C. demersum. Não ocorreu alteração na eficiência de controle do pacu sobre E. densa ou E. najas em todos os tratamentos e nos três períodos estudados (três, cinco e sete dias.In order to provide basic information for the establishment of integrated management systems for submersed aquatic weeds in lakes and reservoirs, this research evaluated the efficiency of pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus as a biocontrol agent of Egeria densa, E. najas and Ceratophyllum demersum. One, two and the three plant species together were offered to the fish. The average efficacy of this fish to control these plants ranged between 28 and 100%. The fish could eliminate a fresh mass of these plants, equivalent to its body weight, in seven days of predation period. Control efficiency increased with increasing duration of the trials. Pacu is more selective in controlling E. densa or E. najas when in the presence of C. demersum. No decreased efficacy was observed in the control of E. densa or E. najas in any of the treatments nor in any of three time periods studied (3, 5, and 7 days.

  10. Evaluation of the feeding preference between the aquatic macrophytes Egeria densa and Chara indica by the invasive mollusk Melanoides tuberculata.

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    Medeiros, E L; Henry-Silva, G G

    2017-01-01

    This study evaluated the feeding preference of the invasive mollusk Melaniudes tuberculata between the aquatic macrophytes Egeria densa and Chara indica. The experiment consisted of twelve experimental units (glass aquariums) each of which contained three liters of water and three compartments. Fragments of E. densa and C. indica were placed in separate compartments within each unit; the third compartment, which did not contain macrophytes, was used as the control. Twenty Melanoides tuberculata individuals were placed in each unit and monitored hourly over the course of 24 hours for preferential movements. Physical and chemical water variables were measured at the beginning and end of the experiment. Habitat complexity was determined through collected macrophyte fragments and determined using the Fractop program. After 24 hours, the highest average number of individuals was observed in the treatment with Chara indica (ten individuals), which differed significantly from the treatment with E. densa (four individuals) and the control treatment (two individuals). The number of individuals between the E. densa and control treatment were similar. M. tuberculata showed a clear feeding preference for C. indica.

  11. Efeito do período de exposição a concentrações de diquat no controle de plantas de Egeria densa, Egeria najas e Ceratophyllum demersum Effect of the period of exposure to diquat concentrations on the control of Egeria densa, Egeria najas and Ceratophyllum demersum

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    D. Martins

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O período de permanência do herbicida na água pode ser influenciado pelo fluxo da água nos reservatórios e pela adsorção a partículas de argilas em suspensão, bem como pela degradação luminosa e por microrganismos. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar diferentes períodos de exposição a concentrações do herbicida diquat no controle de Egeria densa, Egeria najas e Ceratophyllum demersum. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições, em esquema fatorial 6 x 5, mais uma testemunha. Foram testados seis períodos de exposição das plantas (30, 60, 120, 240, 480 e 960 minutos a cinco concentrações do herbicida diquat (0,075; 0,15; 0,3; 0,6; e 1,2 ppm produto comercial Reward 240 g L ¹. As avaliações de controle das plantas daninhas imersas foram visuais e, no final do experimento, foi avaliada a massa seca das plantas, para determinar a porcentagem de redução da biomassa. Observou-se que apenas 30 minutos de exposição das espécies imersas E. densa e C. demersum à concentração de 0,075 ppm foi suficiente para proporcionar redução da massa seca em ambas as espécies. Para controle de E. najas aos 7 DAA houve necessidade de um período maior que 120 minutos de exposição, considerando a mesma concentração do herbicida. Esses resultados evidenciam o potencial de uso do diquat no controle de plantas daninhas aquáticas imersas em locais que apresentam rápida renovação de água.The period of herbicide permanence in water can be influenced by the water flow in the reservoirs and the adsorption of clay particles in suspension, as well as by luminous degradation and microorganisms. Thus, the objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of different exposure periods to diquat concentrations on the control of Egeria densa, Egeria najas and Ceratophyllum demersum. The experimental design used was completely randomized, with four replicates, in a factorial scheme 6 x 5

  12. Eficácia do diquat no controle de Hydrilla verticillata, Egeria densa e Egeria najas e toxicidade aguda para o Guaru (Phallocerus caudimaculatus, em condições de laboratório Efficacy of diquat in the control of Hydrylla verticillata, Egeria densa and Egeria najas and its acute toxicity to Phallocerus caudimaculatus, under laboratory conditions

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    M.N.P. Henares

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, as macrófitas aquáticas submersas, Egeria densa e Egeria najas, têm causado prejuízos aos usos múltiplos da água. Hydrilla verticillata foi recentemente introduzida, mas tem histórico como planta problemática nos EUA, no México e na Austrália. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as suscetibilidades relativas dessas três macrófitas aquáticas ao diquat e os riscos da utilização desse herbicida para o guaru (Phallocerus caudimaculatus. Para isso, foram instalados ensaios em condições de laboratório, a fim de avaliar a suscetibilidade relativa das três macrófitas por meio da manutenção de ponteiros dessas plantas em soluções contendo 0,0; 0,2; 0,4; 0,8; e 1,6 mg L-1 de diquat (Reward® por 14 dias. A avaliação foi realizada pela variação do acúmulo de matéria fresca e do comprimento dos ponteiros no período de exposição ao herbicida. H. verticillata mostrou maior sensibilidade ao diquat em comparação com as duas macrófitas do gênero Egeria, mesmo em baixas concentrações do herbicida. Nas maiores concentrações, E. densa mostrou maior sensibilidade que E. najas. O risco da aplicação do diquat para P. caudimaculatus foi estimado pela toxicidade aguda. Alevinos de P. caudimaculatus de 0,4 ± 0,2 mg foram expostos a soluções de 0,0; 1,0; 5,0; 10,0; 15,0; 20,0; 25,0; e 30,0 mg L-1 de diquat. A concentração letal de 50% (CL(I (50;96h do diquat estimada para P. caudimaculatus foi de 7,17 mg L-1. Para P. caudimaculatus, a toxicidade aguda foi superior à concentração recomendada para o controle de macrófitas aquáticas submersas, indicando risco muito baixo para esse peixe.In Brazil, the submerged plants Egeria densa and Egeria najas have caused damage to multiple uses of water. Hydrilla verticillata has been recently introduced, but it has a history as a problem plant in the U.S., Mexico and Australia. The objectives of this work were to assess the relative susceptibilities of these three

  13. Identification and characterization of Cd-induced peptides in Egeria densa (water weed): Putative role in Cd detoxification

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    Malec, Przemyslaw; Maleva, Maria G.; Prasad, M.N.V.; Strzalka, Kazimierz

    2009-01-01

    Egeria densa has ability to grow in heavy metal contaminated and polluted bodies of water. Shoots exposed to Cd at concentrations up to 300 μM for 7 days showed a pronounced decrease in chlorophyll a and in total protein concentration. Thiol-containing compounds and low-molecular-weight polypeptides were detected in Cd-treated plant extracts by gel filtration chromatography. Two Cd-binding fractions, a thiol-enriched fraction and a non-thiol fraction with a lower molecular weight were identified in extracts by gel filtration. The main fraction of thiol-containing polypeptide, purified by gel filtration and anion-exchange chromatography had a molecular weight of ∼10 kDa. This peptide was characterized by a broad absorption band specific to mercaptide bonds and Cd-sensitive fluorescence emission of aromatic amino acid residues. Our results indicate that cadmium exposure of plants resulted in both a formation of thiol-enriched cadmium complexing peptides and a synthesis of low-molecular-weight metal chelators. The putative role of these compounds in Cd detoxification is discussed.

  14. Utilização da elódea (Egeria densa na alimentação de suínos = The use of pondweed (Egeria densa in pig feed

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    Wilson Moreira Dutra Júnior

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho zootécnico, orendimento de carcaça e a viabilidade econômica da inclusão da elódea brasileira (Egeria densa em rações para suínos nas fases de crescimento e terminação. Foram utilizadas 32 fêmeas suínas, linhagem comercial Dalland C-40, com peso vivo inicial de 23 ± 1,05 kg, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso. Os tratamentos experimentais consistiram de quatro rações isoenergéticas e isoproteicas com níveis crescentes de inclusão da elódea (0, 5, 10 e 15%. A inclusão da elódea influenciou de forma quadrática o consumo de ração, reduziu linearmente o ganho de peso médio diário eaumentou linearmente a conversão alimentar. O peso de carcaça quente o rendimento de carcaça e a espessura de toucinho apresentara comportamento linear decrescente. A ingestão de cádmio não provocou toxidez nos animais e nem afetou a sua concentração no fígado e rins. A viabilidade econômica em função do peso vivo e do peso da carcaça quente apresentou comportamento quadrático. Conclui-se que ainclusão de elódea representou piora na conversão alimentar e no ganho de peso, porém economicamente é viável incluí-la até 6,5% na ração de fêmeas suínas nas fases de crescimento e terminação.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance livestock, carcass yield and economic viability of including Brazilian elódea (Egeria densa in feed for pigs during the growing and finishingphases. We used 32 females, Dalland C-40 commercial line, with initial body weight of 23 ± 1.05 kg, distributed in a completely randomized design. The experimental treatments consisted of four isocaloric and isonitrogenous diets with crescents levels of inclusion of elodea (0, 5, 10 and 15%. The inclusion of elodea took one quadratic effect of the feed intake, decreased linear of the average daily weight gain and increased linearly the feedconversion. The variables of carcass

  15. Eficiência da adubação orgânica com esterco bovino e com Egeria densa Efficiency of organic fertilization with cattle manure and Egeria densa

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    Everardo Valadares de Sá Barretto Sampaio

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Informações sobre a eficiência de uso dos nutrientes aplicados na adubação orgânica são ainda escassas. As recuperações aparentes dos nutrientes aplicados como esterco bovino e como restos de Egeria densa foram comparadas. Grande massa de egéria é retirada dos lagos do sistema hidrelétrico de Paulo Afonso e seu descarte tem sido problemático. Foram feitos cinco plantios consecutivos de milho, por 45 dias cada, em casa de vegetação, após aplicação única de doses equivalentes a 0, 10, 20, 30 e 40 Mg ha-1 de matéria seca. As adições de egéria e de esterco bovino aumentaram as quantidades de fitomassa seca e os conteúdos de N, P e K das plantas, de forma proporcional às doses aplicadas, porém o efeito da egéria foi 3 a 10 vezes maior que o do esterco, exceto quanto ao P, que foi semelhante. Os incrementos com a egéria começaram desde o primeiro plantio, e os do esterco, só no terceiro. No quinto plantio, ambos foram muito pequenos. A eficiência de recuperação dos nutrientes aplicados foi maior quando se utilizaram restos de egéria (N, 34-39 e 7-22 %; P, 47-103 e 9-11 %; e K, 55-76 e 26-34 %, respectivamente, mas, mesmo com a egéria, sobraram nutrientes no solo, que foram absorvidos em pequena proporção no quinto plantio. A liberação de nutrientes dos restos de egéria é mais rápida que no esterco bovino, e seu aproveitamento como adubo orgânico é recomendável.To date, information on the efficiency of nutrients applied as organic fertilizers is scarce. Apparent recovery of nutrients applied as cattle manure or as anacharis (Egeria densa residues were compared. Large masses of anacharis are removed from the reservoirs of the Paulo Afonso hydroelectric power plant and the disposal has been problematic. A pot experiment was carried out with five consecutive corn crops of 45 days each, planted after a single dry matter application (doses of 0, 10 20, 30 and 40 Mg ha-1. Incorporations of anacharis and manure

  16. Arsenic, Zinc, and Aluminium Removal from Gold Mine Wastewater Effluents and Accumulation by Submerged Aquatic Plants (Cabomba piauhyensis, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata

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    Ahmad Farid Abu Bakar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The potential of three submerged aquatic plant species (Cabomba piauhyensis, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata to be used for As, Al, and Zn phytoremediation was tested. The plants were exposed for 14 days under hydroponic conditions to mine waste water effluents in order to assess the suitability of the aquatic plants to remediate elevated multi-metals concentrations in mine waste water. The results show that the E. densa and H. verticillata are able to accumulate high amount of arsenic (95.2% and zinc (93.7% and resulted in a decrease of arsenic and zinc in the ambient water. On the other hand, C. piauhyensis shows remarkable aluminium accumulation in plant biomass (83.8% compared to the other tested plants. The ability of these plants to accumulate the studied metals and survive throughout the experiment demonstrates the potential of these plants to remediate metal enriched water especially for mine drainage effluent. Among the three tested aquatic plants, H. verticillata was found to be the most applicable (84.5% and suitable plant species to phytoremediate elevated metals and metalloid in mine related waste water.

  17. Arsenic, Zinc, and Aluminium Removal from Gold Mine Wastewater Effluents and Accumulation by Submerged Aquatic Plants (Cabomba piauhyensis, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata)

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    Yusoff, Ismail; Fatt, Ng Tham; Othman, Faridah; Ashraf, Muhammad Aqeel

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    The potential of three submerged aquatic plant species (Cabomba piauhyensis, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata) to be used for As, Al, and Zn phytoremediation was tested. The plants were exposed for 14 days under hydroponic conditions to mine waste water effluents in order to assess the suitability of the aquatic plants to remediate elevated multi-metals concentrations in mine waste water. The results show that the E. densa and H. verticillata are able to accumulate high amount of arsenic (95.2%) and zinc (93.7%) and resulted in a decrease of arsenic and zinc in the ambient water. On the other hand, C. piauhyensis shows remarkable aluminium accumulation in plant biomass (83.8%) compared to the other tested plants. The ability of these plants to accumulate the studied metals and survive throughout the experiment demonstrates the potential of these plants to remediate metal enriched water especially for mine drainage effluent. Among the three tested aquatic plants, H. verticillata was found to be the most applicable (84.5%) and suitable plant species to phytoremediate elevated metals and metalloid in mine related waste water. PMID:24102060

  18. Urea increased nickel and copper accumulation in the leaves of Egeria densa (Planch.) Casp. and Ceratophyllum demersum L. during short-term exposure.

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    Maleva, Maria; Borisova, Galina; Chukina, Nadezhda; Kumar, Adarsh

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    In the present study, two fresh water plant species Egeria densa (Planch.) Casp. and Ceratophyllum demersum L. were subjected to separate and combined action of urea (2mМ) and metals (Ni and Cu, 10μM) to investigate the phytoremediation potential of these two submerged macrophytes during short-term experiments (48h). Both submerged macrophytes demonstrated high accumulative potential for Ni and Cu (average bioconcentration factors were 2505 for Ni and 3778 for Cu). The urea (2 mM) was not significantly toxic for studied plant species. Futhermore, urea worked as an additional source of nitrogen and stimulated some metabolic processes such as the synthesis of photosynthetic pigments, soluble proteins, non-enzymatic antioxidants, and activated some enzymes. Adding urea to the metals increased their accumulation in both macrophytes (on average by 35% for Ni and 15% for Cu). Combined action of urea and Ni did not have a significant effect on antioxidant response, but caused a sharp increase of urease activity (4 folds on an average) in both plants. The copper exerted a stronger toxic effect on both studied macrophytes compared to nickel. Adding urea to copper in some cases diminished the toxic action of this metal. Study concludes that the responses of E. densa and C. demersum to urea and metal action (separate and combined) were depended on the type of pollutant and the activity of antioxidant defence system. Therefore, the studied aquatic macrophytes found to be potential phytoremediators of water bodies, the addition of an organic nitrogen source in the form of urea in environmentally relevant concentration will increase the efficiency of phytoextraction of metals. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Utilização da elódea (Egeria densa na alimentação de suínos - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i1.3587 The use of pondweed (Egeria densa in pig feed - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i1.3587

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    Gustavo Henrique Novaes de Almeida

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho zootécnico, o rendimento de carcaça e a viabilidade econômica da inclusão da elódea brasileira (Egeria densa em rações para suínos nas fases de crescimento e terminação. Foram utilizadas 32 fêmeas suínas, linhagem comercial Dalland C-40, com peso vivo inicial de 23 ± 1,05 kg, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso. Os tratamentos experimentais consistiram de quatro rações isoenergéticas e isoproteicas com níveis crescentes de inclusão da elódea (0, 5, 10 e 15%. A inclusão da elódea influenciou de forma quadrática o consumo de ração, reduziu linearmente o ganho de peso médio diário e aumentou linearmente a conversão alimentar. O peso de carcaça quente o rendimento de carcaça e a espessura de toucinho apresentaram comportamento linear decrescente. A ingestão de cádmio não provocou toxidez nos animais e nem afetou a sua concentração no fígado e rins. A viabilidade econômica em função do peso vivo e do peso da carcaça quente apresentou comportamento quadrático. Conclui-se que a inclusão de elódea representou piora na conversão alimentar e no ganho de peso, porém economicamente é viável incluí-la até 6,5% na ração de fêmeas suínas nas fases de crescimento e terminação.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance livestock, carcass yield and economic viability of including Brazilian elódea (Egeria densa in feed for pigs during the growing and finishing phases. We used 32 females, Dalland C-40 commercial line, with initial body weight of 23 ± 1.05 kg, distributed in a completely randomized design. The experimental treatments consisted of four isocaloric and isonitrogenous diets with crescents levels of inclusion of elodea (0, 5, 10 and 15%. The inclusion of elodea took one quadratic effect of the feed intake, decreased linear of the average daily weight gain and increased linearly the feed conversion. The variables of

  20. Antioxidative response of the three macrophytes Ceratophyllum demersum, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata to a time dependent exposure of cell-free crude extracts containing three microcystins from cyanobacterial blooms of Lake Amatitlán, Guatemala.

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    Romero-Oliva, Claudia Suseth; Contardo-Jara, Valeska; Pflugmacher, Stephan

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    Microcystins (MCs) produced by cyanobacteria in natural environments are a potential risk to the integrity of ecosystems. In this study, the effects of cyanobacterial cell-free crude extracts from a Microcystis aeruginosa bloom containing three MC-congeners MC-LR, -RR, and -YR at environmental relevant concentrations of 49.3±2.9, 49.8±5.9, and 6.9±3.8μg/L, respectively, were evaluated on Ceratophyllum demersum (L.), Egeria densa (Planch.), and Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.). Effects on photosynthetic pigments (total chlorophyll (chl), chl a, chl b, and carotenoids), enzymatic defense led by catalase (CAT), peroxidase (POD) and glutathione reductase (GR), and biotransformation enzyme glutathione S-transferase (GST) were measured after 1, 4, and 8h and after 1, 3, 7, and 14 days of exposure. Results show that in all exposed macrophytes, photosynthetic pigments were negatively affected. While chl a and total chl decreased with increasing exposure time, a parallel increase in chl b was observed after 8h. Concomitant increase of ∼5, 16, and 34% of antioxidant carotenoid concentration in exposed C. demersum, E. densa, and H. verticillata, respectively, was also displayed. Enzymatic antioxidant defense systems in all exposed macrophytes were initiated within the first hour of exposure. In exposed E. densa, highest values of CAT and GR activities were observed after 4 and 8h, respectively, while in exposed H. verticillata highest value of POD activity was observed after 8h. An early induction with a significant increase of biotransformation enzyme GST was observed in E. densa after 4h and in C. demersum and H. verticillata after 8h. These results are the first to show rapid induction of stress and further possible MC biotransformation (based on the activation of GST enzymatic activity included in MC metabolization during the biotransformation mechanism) in macrophytes exposed to crude extract containing a mixture of MCs. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights

  1. НАХОДКА БРАЗИЛЬСКОЙ ЭЛОДЕИ EGERIA DENSA PLANCH. (HYDROCHARITACEAE В РЕКЕ ЕНИСЕЙ

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    T. A. Zotina

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    Full Text Available Бразильская элодея Egeria densa Planch. (Hydrocharitaceae впервые обнаружена в р. Енисей в сентябре 2011 г. со стороны восточного берега вблизи п. Березовка, на 23 км ниже речного вокзала г. Красноярска по течению реки (56o 03’ с. ш. 93o 09’ в. д. и во второй раз – в августе 2012 г. также со стороны восточного берега, но на удалении около 93 км от Красноярска по течению реки, выше с. Большой Балчуг (56o 25’ с.ш. 93o 42’ в.д.. В местах обнаружения растения были укоренены на глубине около 1 метра и не образовывали массовых зарослей. Рядом с бразильской элодеей в р. Енисей массово развивается другой инвазивный вид – элодея канадская (Elodea сanadensis Michx.. Предполагаемая причина появления Egeria densa в Енисее – занос из аквариумных культур.

  2. Egeria, la Dama Peregrina

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    Pascual, Carlos

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    Full Text Available En los últimos años del siglo IV, cuando el imperio romano está a punto de derrumbarse, una mujer hispana de alta alcurnia se pone en camino para conocer y venerar los Santos Lugares, recién «descubiertos» por santa Helena. Atravesando la «Vía Domitia» llega a la capital de la pars orientis del Imperio, Constantinopla, continúa hasta Jerusalén, recorre parajes bíblicos, incluido el Sinai y algunos lugares de Mesopotamia. Va narrando cuanto ve, con deliciosa frescura, en unas cartas dirigidas a las amigas que quedaron en la patria. Su relato, copiado por algún monje en el siglo XI, fue hallado en 1884 en una biblioteca italiana. Tras una investigación prolongada, se pudo poner nombre y rostro a esta matrona piadosa. Egeria, la primera viajera-escritora española de que tengamos noticia.…

  3. Avaliação de herbicidas para o controle de egéria em laboratório, caixa d'água e represa sem fluxo de água Efficacy of fluridone in controlling Egeria spp. in tanks and in a small pond without water flow

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    R.H. Tanaka

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este projeto teve por objetivo avaliar a eficácia de herbicidas para controle de plantas aquáticas submersas das espécies Egeria densa e Egeria najas. O estudo foi realizado em três etapas consecutivas: em laboratório, em caixas d'água e numa represa de pequeno porte, sem fluxo de água. Na primeira etapa, avaliou-se a eficiência de 23 herbicidas utilizados em áreas agrícolas e disponíveis no mercado brasileiro. As elevadas concentrações em que os herbicidas foram efetivos inviabilizam programas de controle fundamentados em uma única aplicação. No experimento em caixas d'água, foram avaliados os efeitos de doses crescentes de fluridone, nas formulações líquida e granulada, no controle de Egeria densa e Egeria najas. Foram testadas as concentrações de 10, 20, 40, 80 e 150 ppb de fluridone na formulação líquida e 20, 40, 80 e 150 ppb na granulada. Após uma única aplicação, os resultados indicaram que o fluridone, nas concentrações de 80 e 150 ppb, em ambas as formulações, foi eficaz no controle dessas duas espécies. No experimento em represa de pequeno porte sem fluxo de água, avaliou-se o efeito da manutenção das concentrações de fluridone no controle de Egeria najas. Uma represa de 1.980 m² foi tratada com sete aplicações de fluridone, na formulação líquida, visando a manutenção das concentrações do ingrediente ativo na água entre 10 e 20 ppb. Os resultados indicaram que o controle proporcionado pelo herbicida foi superior a 99%. Não houve modificação significativa nas características relacionadas à qualidade da água.The objective of this research was to evaluate the efficacy of herbicides in controlling the submerged aquatic weeds Egeria densa and Egeria najas. The study was carried out in three consecutive stages: in the laboratory, in tanks and in a small pond without water flow. In the first stage, the efficacy of 23 herbicides used in agriculture and available in Brazil was evaluated

  4. Biological control of phytoplankton by the subtropical submerged macrophytes Egeria densa and Potamogeton illinoensis: a mesocosm study

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    Vanderstukken, M.; Mazzeo, N.; Colen, W.; Declerck, S.A.J.; Muylaert, K.

    2011-01-01

    1. In temperate regions, submerged macrophytes can hamper phytoplankton blooms. Such an effect could arise directly, for instance via allelopathy, or indirectly, via competition for nutrients or the positive interaction between submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing. However, there is some

  5. Characterization of the macula densa stimulus for renin secretion

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    Lorenz, J N; Weihprecht, H; Schnermann, J

    1990-01-01

    These studies utilize the isolated perfused rabbit juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) to study the macula densa signal for renin secretion in the absence of the confounding influences of intravascular pressure and renal nerve activity. In the first experimental series, JGAs were perfused alternately...... and decreases in macula densa NaCl concentration, and these changes are rapid and largely reversible, 2) the full renin response occurs within the concentration range normally occurring at the macula densa, i.e., below 80 mM Na+ and 61 mM Cl-, and 3) RSR responds with a larger change to alterations in Na...

  6. Direct demonstration of macula densa-mediated renin secretion

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    Skøtt, O; Briggs, J P

    1987-01-01

    An in vitro method has been used to examine whether secretion of renin from the juxtaglomerular apparatus is affected by changes in the sodium chloride concentration of the tubular fluid at the macula densa. Single juxtaglomerular apparatuses were microdissected from rabbits and the tubule segmen...

  7. Effects of light on the growth and photosynthesis of Egeria najas planchon

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    Tavechio Washington Luiz Gomes

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Photosynthesis and growth of Egeria najas (Hydrocharitaceae from a subtropical reservoir (Itaipu Reservoir, Brazil-Paraguay were measured in response to low light intensities (0-124 µM m-2 s-1 PAR in the laboratory. Photosynthesis approached saturation in the range of light intensities used and light compensation point was reached at ca. 6-22 µM m-2 s-1 PAR, indicating that this species had a low light requirement for growth. Light stimulated shoot and root relative growth rates (RGR but it was not related to ratios between root:shoot RGR. Laboratory observations indicated that (i both shoot and root growth were simultaneously stimulated by light and (ii the low light requirements of E. najas may explain its incidence in the Itaipu Reservoir, where biogenic as well as abiogenic turbidity is high.

  8. Bioaccumulation of toxic metals (Cd and Cu) by Groenlandia densa (L.) Fourr.

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    Kara, Yesim; Zeytunluoglu, Ali

    2007-12-01

    In this study, Groenlandia densa (L.) Fourr. (opposite-leaved pondweed), was exposed to prepared stock solution of cadmium and copper with 1.0, 3.0, 5.0 and 7.0 mg L(-1) concentration in certain periods (24, 48, 72 and 96 h) and changing amount of accumulation of plants in depending on time and concentration was measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The results show that under experimental conditions, G. densa (L.) Fourr. proved to be a good accumulator of Cd and Cu. Removal of the metals from solution was fast in the first 4 days. The accumulation of Cd and Cu increased with the initial concentration and also with time. The highest concentrations of each trace element accumulated in opposite-leaved pondweed tissues were 1,955 mug Cd g(-1), 6,135 microg Cu g(-1) after 4 days. The maximum values of bioconcentration factor (BCF) were found for Cd and Cu 724 and 1,669, respectively. BCF values for Cd and Cu increased with time.

  9. Autoradiographic demonstration of oxytocin-binding sites in the macula densa

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    Stoeckel, M.E.; Freund-Mercier, M.J.

    1989-01-01

    Specific oxytocin (OT)-binding sites were localized in the rat kidney with use of a selective 125 I-labeled OT antagonist ( 125 I-OTA). High concentrations of OT binding sites were detected on the juxtaglomerular apparatus with use of the conventional film autoradiographic technique. No labeling occurred on other renal structures. The cellular localization of the OT binding sites within the juxtaglomerular apparatus was studied in light microscope autoradiography, on semithin sections from paraformaldehyde-fixed kidney slices incubated in the presence of 125 I-OTA. These preparations revealed selective labeling of the macula densa, mainly concentrated at the basal pole of the cells. Control experiments showed first that 125 I-OTA binding characteristics were not noticeably altered by prior paraformaldehyde fixation of the kidneys and second that autoradiographic detection of the binding sites was not impaired by histological treatments following binding procedures. In view of the role of the macula densa in the tubuloglomerular feedback, the putative OT receptors of this structure might mediate the stimulatory effect of OT on glomerular filtration

  10. Autoradiographic demonstration of oxytocin-binding sites in the macula densa

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    Stoeckel, M.E.; Freund-Mercier, M.J. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Strasbourg (France))

    1989-08-01

    Specific oxytocin (OT)-binding sites were localized in the rat kidney with use of a selective {sup 125}I-labeled OT antagonist ({sup 125}I-OTA). High concentrations of OT binding sites were detected on the juxtaglomerular apparatus with use of the conventional film autoradiographic technique. No labeling occurred on other renal structures. The cellular localization of the OT binding sites within the juxtaglomerular apparatus was studied in light microscope autoradiography, on semithin sections from paraformaldehyde-fixed kidney slices incubated in the presence of {sup 125}I-OTA. These preparations revealed selective labeling of the macula densa, mainly concentrated at the basal pole of the cells. Control experiments showed first that {sup 125}I-OTA binding characteristics were not noticeably altered by prior paraformaldehyde fixation of the kidneys and second that autoradiographic detection of the binding sites was not impaired by histological treatments following binding procedures. In view of the role of the macula densa in the tubuloglomerular feedback, the putative OT receptors of this structure might mediate the stimulatory effect of OT on glomerular filtration.

  11. HYDROLOGICAL AND CLIMATIC RESPONSES OF OLD-GROWTH PINUS ELLIOTTII VAR. DENSA IN MESIC PINE FLATWOODS FLORIDA, USA

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    Pinus elliottii Englem. var. densa Little & Dorman (Southern Slash Pine) is unique in that it is the only native sub-tropical pine in the USA. Once occupying much of the south Florida landscape, it is now restricted to an estimated 3% of its pre human settlement area. Land manag...

  12. Ultraviolet radiation and sugar-induced chlorosis in detached leaves of Elodea densa

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    Witztum, A.

    1978-01-01

    When portions of the leaves of Elodea densa were exposed to shortwave ultraviolet (uv) radiation for 20 to 30 s at 2,000 μW/cm 2 , the chloroplasts of the irradiated tissue did not change in volume and remained green, but chloroplasts of the adjacent nonirradiated tissue decreased in volume, became yellow, and were transformed into yellow-orange chromoplasts during a 5 to 7-day period. Similar changes can be induced in nonirradiated leaves by incubating them in glucose or sucrose solutions. Chloroplasts in uv-exposed leaf tissue, however, remained green and did not decrease in volume even when incubated in glucose or sucrose solutions. Cycloheximide (10 ppM) prevented uv-induced yellowing of adjacent nonirradiated leaf tissue as well as glucose- and sucrose-induced yellowing in nonirradiated leaves. Similarly, cycloheximide prevented sugar-induced anthocyanin synthesis in the light. Cytoplasmic streaming continued in all treatments

  13. Influence of exogenous urea on photosynthetic pigments, (14)CO 2 uptake, and urease activity in Elodea densa-environmental implications.

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    Maleva, Maria; Borisova, Galina; Chukina, Nadezda; Nekrasova, Galina; Prasad, M N V

    2013-09-01

    This paper analyzes the effect of exogenous urea in increased concentration gradient (0, 100, 500 and 1,000 mg L(-1)) on photosynthetic pigments (measured spectrophotometrically), uptake of (14)CO2 (using radioisotope), and urease activity (by measuring ammonia with Nessler's reagent) in leaves of Elodea densa Planch. We have observed that low concentration of urea (100 mg L(-1)) stimulates the accumulation of photosynthetic pigments and intensifies photosynthesis in E. densa, whereas high concentration (1,000 mg L(-1)) suppresses these processes. Urease activity increased by approximately 2.7 and 8 fold when exogenous urea concentrations were 100 and 500 mg L(-1), respectively. However, exogenous urea in high concentration (1,000 mg L(-1)) decreased urease activity by 1.5 fold compared to the control. The necessity of mitigating urea and other nitrogen-containing compounds (NH3 from urea) in water bodies has been discussed with emphasis on the potential for phytoremediation of urea using common water weed viz. E. densa.

  14. Polarized Ends of Human Macula Densa Cells: Ultrastructural Investigation and Morphofunctional Correlations.

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    Cangiotti, Angela Maria; Lorenzi, Teresa; Zingaretti, Maria Cristina; Fabri, Mara; Morroni, Manrico

    2018-05-01

    The morphology of the kidney macula densa (MD) has extensively been investigated in animals, whereas human studies are scanty. We studied the fine structure of human MD cells focusing on their apical and basal ends and correlating structure and function. The MD region was examined by transmission electron microscopy in six renal biopsies from patients with kidney disease. Ultrastructural analysis of MD cells was performed on serial sections. MD cells show two polarized ends. The apical portion is characterized by a single, immotile cilium associated with microvilli; apically, cells are joined by adhering junctions. In the basal portion, the cytoplasm contains small, dense granules and numerous, irregular cytoplasmic projections extending to the adjacent extraglomerular mesangium. The projections often contain small, dense granules. A reticulated basement membrane around MD cells separates them from the extraglomerular mesangium. Although the fact that tissue specimens came from patients with kidney disease mandates extreme caution, ultrastructural examination confirmed that MD cells have sensory features due to the presence of the primary cilium, that they are connected by apical adhering junctions forming a barrier that separates the tubular flow from the interstitium, and that they present numerous basal interdigitations surrounded by a reticulated basement membrane. Conceivably, the latter two features are related to the functional activity of the MD. The small, dense granules in the basal cytoplasm and in cytoplasmic projections are likely related to the paracrine function of MD cells. Anat Rec, 301:922-931, 2018. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  15. Upregulation of cyclooxygenase-2 expression in porcine macula densa with chronic nitric oxide synthase inhibition.

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    Kommareddy, M; McAllister, R M; Ganjam, V K; Turk, J R; Laughlin, M Harold

    2011-11-01

    The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in the macula densa (MD) of swine, as well as the effects on expression of related proteins. Adult female Yucatan swine were given either tap water (control, n = 6) or water with N (G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, 100 mg/liter, n = 5) for a minimum of 30 days. Duplicate samples of kidney were fixed or snap frozen. There was a significant (P = .0082) upregulation of COX-2 mRNA expression in the MD of L-NAME, as well as an apparent increase in COX-2 protein. Plasma renin activity also increased with L-NAME treatment (control, 0.34 ± 0.08 ng/ml; L-NAME, 1.26 ± 0.03 ng/ml; P = .00000003). There were no differences between groups in expression of either inducible NOS or renin protein or in serum electrolyte concentrations. In conclusion, with chronic inhibition of NOS, COX-2 in MD is upregulated, perhaps to compensate for loss of nitric oxide. Increases in COX-2 products may counteract renal arteriolar constriction and sustain renin release.

  16. Egeria, la Dama Peregrina

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    Pascual, Carlos

    2005-01-01

    En los últimos años del siglo IV, cuando el imperio romano está a punto de derrumbarse, una mujer hispana de alta alcurnia se pone en camino para conocer y venerar los Santos Lugares, recién «descubiertos» por santa Helena. Atravesando la «Vía Domitia» llega a la capital de la pars orientis del Imperio, Constantinopla, continúa hasta Jerusalén, recorre parajes bíblicos, incluido el Sinai y algunos lugares de Mesopotamia. Va narrando cuanto ve, con deliciosa frescur...

  17. Propriedades físicas de condensações densas no Escorpião

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    Vilas-Boas, J. W. S.; Barbosa, P. R., Jr.; Hickel, G. R.

    2003-08-01

    O conhecimento das propriedade físicas das condensações das nuvens escuras e sua relação com a dinâmica das núvens é um dos caminhos para o entendimento dos mecanismos de formação de estrelas de massas pequenas. Nesse trabalho, 8 condensações da nuvem escura do Escorpião foram observadas através de transições das moléculas de 13CO, C18O e NH3, utilizando-se os radiotelescopios de 15 m do SEST e 64 m de PARKES. Embora localizadas na superfície de uma bolha com velocidade de expansão entre 12 km/s e 15 km/s (Vilas-Boas et al), as linhas de monóxido de carbono apresentaram características típicas daquelas observadas em nuvens escuras. Em apenas uma condensação, contendo um objeto Pre-Sequência Principal (PMS), foi detectada emissão da molécula de amônia. A comparação direta entre as propriedades dessas condensações densas (núcleos) e aquelas identificadas na Musca, que se caracteriza por ser uma núvem de baixa atividade de formação estelar, mostra que elas têm propriedades idênticas e que as eficiências de formação estelar nos núcleos de ambas as nuvens são similares.

  18. Biosorption of Acid Yellow 17 from aqueous solution by non-living aerobic granular sludge

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    Gao Jingfeng; Zhang Qian; Su Kai; Chen Ranni; Peng Yongzhen

    2010-01-01

    Batch biosorption experiments were carried out for the removal of Acid Yellow 17 from aqueous solution using non-living aerobic granular sludge as an effective biosorbent. The effects of solution pH value, biosorbent dosage, initial Acid Yellow 17 concentration, NaCl concentration and temperature on the biosorption were investigated. The experimental results indicate that this process was highly dependent on pH value and the pH value of 2.0 was favorable. The Temkin isotherm was more applicable for describing the biosorption equilibrium at the whole concentration range than the Freundlich and Langmuir isotherm. The results of kinetics study show that the pseudo-second-order model fitted to the experimental data well. Both intraparticle diffusion and boundary layer diffusion might affect the biosorption rate. Thermodynamic studies demonstrate that the biosorption process was spontaneous and exothermic. The FTIR analysis before and after Acid Yellow 17 binding indicated that functional groups such as amine, hydroxyl, carboxyl and either on the non-living aerobic granular sludge would be the active binding sites for the biosorption of the studied dye. These results show that non-living aerobic granular sludge could be effectively used as a low-cost and alternative biosorbent for the removal of Acid Yellow 17 dye from wastewater.

  19. Stress-driven pattern formation in living and non-living matter

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    Christensen, Amalie

    . On the smallest scale of nanometers, we study thin films of block copolymers, which have potential applications as self-organizing templates for microelectronics. By performing a thin-shell expansion of a well-known model for block copolymers, we develop an effective model for the impact of curvature on pattern......Spatial pattern formation is abundant in nature and occurs in both living and non-living matter. Familiar examples include sand ripples, river deltas, zebra fur and snail shells. In this thesis, we focus on patterns induced by mechanical stress, and develop continuum theories for three systems...

  20. The induction of the oxidative burst in Elodea densa by sulfhydryl reagent does not depend on de novo protein synthesis

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    Amicucci, Enrica [Milan, Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisiologia e Biochimica delle Piante

    1997-12-31

    In Elodea densa Planchon leaves, N-ethylmaleimide (NEM) and other sulfhydryl-binding reagents induce a marked and temporary increase of respiration that is insensitive to cyanide, hydroxamate and propylgallate and completely inhibited by diphenylene iodonium (DPI) and by quinacrine. In this paper the author investigates whether the mechanism that causes the oxidative burst depends on the activation of preexisting oxidative systems or on the activation of de novo protein synthesis. The inhibitors used were cycloheximide (CHI) which inhibits protein synthesis in plant cells by depressing the incorporation of aminoacids into proteins and cordycepin, an effective inhibitor of mRNA synthesis. The data support the idea that the mechanism investigated depends on the activation of a long lived protein(s) and not on de novo protein synthesis.

  1. Impact of invasive aquatic macrophytes on the population and behavioral ecology of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)

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    A field survey, three outdoor cage enclosure experiments, and laboratory studies were conducted to elucidate the impact of the invasive aquatic weeds Eichhornia crassipes (floating water hyacinth), Ludwigia hexapetala (emergent water yellow-primrose), and Egeria densa (submersed Brazilian waterweed)...

  2. Arsenic removal in solution using non living bio masses of aquatic weed

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    Marin A, M. J.

    2010-01-01

    Arsenic is a metalloid considered among the most dangerous to health. The As maximum level allowed of drinkable water is 0.01 mg/L established by the Who. Several techniques have been proposed to remove arsenic from water, among which are the sorption processes in economic biological materials, which has advantages for its high efficiency in dilute toxic removing from contaminated water, for these reason it is necessary to study new bio sorbents materials which are economic, simple and easy to apply in the treatment of contaminated areas. The aim of this project was evaluate the removal of As (V) in solution using two non living aquatic plants: water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and lesser duckweed (Lemna minor), characterize these materials and compare the efficiency between both; the parameters evaluated were the As (V) initial concentration in solution, contact time, ph value and the amount of biomass in contact with them. It describes the method to prepare the non living plants. The physicochemical characterization by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis was made. The results shown that cellulose is the main component confirmed by the techniques above mentioned. Surface characterization of Eichhornia crassipes and Lemna minor by specific surface area, shown 1.3521 m 2 /g and 0.6395 m 2 /g respectively, the hydration kinetic indicates that 24 h was the maximum hydration time for both plants; the point of zero charge determination by mass titration gives a ph=6.1 for the first plant and ph=7.1 for the second plant, finally the active site density obtained for the plants were of 8.57 sites/nm 2 and 12.47 sites/nm 2 . The point of zero charge was analyzed for know the ph from which the As (V) species are removal preferably. Tested contact processes between bio sorbent-As (V) were performed to assess the ability of bio masses to removal As (V) from aqueous solutions, investigated

  3. The use of non-living biomass to recover heavy metals from aqueous solutions

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    Darnall, D.W.

    1993-01-01

    The use of microorganisms in the treatment of hazardous wastes containing both inorganic and organic pollutants is becoming more and more attractive. There have been two approaches to the use of microorganisms in waste treatment. One involves the use of living organisms and the other involves the use of non-viable biomass derived from microorganisms. While the use of living organisms is often successful in the treatment of toxic organic contaminants, living organisms have not been found to be useful in the treatment of solutions containing heavy metal ions. This is because once the metal ion concentration becomes too high or sufficient metal ions are adsorbed by the microorganism, metabolism is disrupted causing the organism to die. This disadvantage is not encountered if non-living organisms or biological materials derived from microorganisms are used to adsorb metal ions from solution. Instead the biomass is treated as another reagent, a surrogate ion exchange resin. The binding, or biosorption, of metal ions by the biomass results from coordination of the metal ions to various functional groups in or on the cell. These chelating groups, contributed by the cell biopolymers, include carboxyl, imidazole, sulfhydryl, amino, phosphate, sulfate, thioether, phenol, carbonyl, amide, and hydroxyl moieties (Darnall et al.)

  4. COMPORTAMIENTO DE UNA MEZCLA DENSA DE ASFALTO EN CALIENTE MODIFICADA CON DESECHO DE POLICLORURO DE VINILO (PVC

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el mundo la tecnología de los asfaltos modificados ha sido una técnicaampliamente utilizada para mejorar las características que presentan las mezclasasfálticas convencionales cuando experimentan niveles elevados de tránsito ygradientes de temperatura. Por lo general lo que se busca con este tipo detecnología es mejorar algunas de las propiedades mecánicas y reológicas de losasfaltos y las mezclas asfálticas convencionales tales como la susceptibilidad térmica, la rigidez, y la resistencia al envejecimiento, a las deformaciones plásticas ya la fatiga. El artículo presenta los resultados experimentales de ensayar una mezcla asfáltica densa en caliente modificada con desecho de policloruro de vinilo (el cual se denominará en el presente trabajo PVC. Para la evaluación del comportamiento de las mezclas asfálticas convencionales y modificadas se realizaron ensayos Marshall, módulo dinámico y deformación permanente. Para el cemento asfáltico (CA con y sin aditivo se realizaron ensayos de caracterización de asfaltos como penetración, punto de ablandamiento y viscosidad. La modificación de las mezclas se realizó por vía húmeda y seca. Adicionando desecho de PVC al cemento asfáltico y a las mezclas, se obtiene un material más rígido con mayor resistencia a la penetración y menor susceptibilidad térmica a fluir.

  5. Regeneração natural em fragmentos de floresta ombrófila densa na Bacia do Rio Capibaribe, Pernambuco.

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    2011-01-01

    Os fragmentos florestais ciliares são de grande importância para manutenção da diversidade biológica, pois atuam como corredores ecológicos, facilitando a dispersão animal e vegetal entre áreas, além de auxiliarem na regularização do regime hídrico e na estabilidade dos solos. Assim, o presente trabalho objetivou caracterizar a fitossociologia do componente lenhoso regenerante em áreas ciliares, visando avaliar o potencial de regeneração natural em cinco fragmentos de Floresta Ombrófila Densa...

  6. A Study of Some Parameters Affecting the Bio sorption of "1"3"7 Cs Radionuclide by Non Living Biomass

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    Abu-Khadra, S.A.; Abdelmalik, W.E.Y.; Elrafie, M.; Killa, H.M.

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, the bio sorption process of "1"3"7 Cs using three types of non living biomass namely; ( waste tea leaves, peanut shell and waste sugarcane bagasse) was investigated in a batch technique. The effect of some parameters e .g. heating, biomass weight, contact time, carrier concentration and solution ph on the bio sorption of "1"3"7Cs by the three chosen bio masses was studied. Heating the biomass samples to 250 degree C showed the highest uptake percentage of Cs. The uptake percentage increased as the biomass weight increased. Increasing the carrier concentration from 10-7-10-4 M/L, increased the bio sorbed amount of Cs (mg/g). Increasing the solution ph, from 3 to 9 showed an insignificant effect on the uptake percentage. The sorption data have been interpreted in terms of Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms. The results of the present study suggest that these kinds of non living biomass can be used beneficially for cesium removal from aqueous solution

  7. PREFACE: International & Interdisciplinary Workshop on Novel Phenomena in Integrated Complex Sciences: from Non-living to Living Systems

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    Yoshimura, Kazuyoshi; Ohta, Hiroto; Murase, Masatoshi; Nishimura, Kazuo

    2012-03-01

    In this workshop recent advancements in experiments and theories were discussed on magnetism and superconductivity, emergent phenomena in biological material, chemical properties and economic problems of non-living and living systems. The aim of the workshop was to discuss old, but also new problems from a multidisciplinary perspective, and to understand the general features behind diversity in condensed matter physics, experimental chemistry and physics in biology and economic science. The workshop was broadly based, and was titled 'International & Interdisciplinary Workshop on Novel Phenomena in Integrated Complex Sciences from Non-living to Living Systems'. However, the primary focus was on magnetism and superconductivity, and NMR research into strongly correlated electrons. The meeting was held as an ICAM workshop, upon official approval in January 2010. Both young scientists and graduate students were invited. We hope that these young scientists had the chance to talk with invited speakers and organizers on their own interests. We thank the participants who contributed through their presentations, discussions and these papers to the advancement of the subject and our understanding. The proceedings are published here in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series (UK). We thank the International Advisory Committee for their advice and guidance: Evgeny Antipov Moscow State University, Russia Nicholas Curro University of California, Davis, USA Minghu Fang Zhejiang University, China Jurgen Haase University of Leipzig, Germany Takashi Imai McMaster University, Canada Peter Lemmens TU Braunschweig, Germany Herwig Michor Vienna TU, Austria Takamasa Momose University of British Columbia, Canada Raivo Stern NICPB, Estonia Louis Taillefer University of Sherbrooke, Canada Masashi Takigawa University of Tokyo, Japan This workshop was mainly organized by the International Research Unit of Integrated Complex System Science, Kyoto University, and was supported by ICAM

  8. Modelación matemática del transporte neumático del mineral laterítico en fase densa

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    Yoalbys Retirado-Mediaceja

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available En las empresas cubanas del níquel, el transporte neumático está limitado por el excesivo gasto de energía que alcanza los 18,82 MJ/t. Las causas que originan esta dificultad son: la incorrecta selección de la velocidad del gas transportador, la existencia de los alimentadores sinfín y la infinita variedad de características físicas y aerodinámicas de los materiales a transportar, que conducen a la inexactitud de los proyectos de las instalaciones neumáticas. A partir de los conocimientos existentes para el transporte neumático de sólidos en las fases fluida y densa se deduce un modelo teórico descriptivo, cuyos parámetros (diferencia de velocidad entre el gas y el sólido y velocidad de flotación se obtienen con datos de una instalación experimental. Para obtener los parámetros del modelo se utiliza el método de solución de ecuaciones diferenciales Runge–Kutta cuarto orden, como parte de un procedimiento iterativo que conduce a la minimización del módulo del error promedio entre los valores experimentales y los predichos por el modelo. Con el empleo del modelo se simula la dependencia de las pérdidas de presión, el flujo másico de sólido y la concentración de la mezcla en función del flujo másico de gas de los sistemas de transporte neumático del mineral laterítico. Se confirma la reducción de las pérdidas de presión con el incremento de la velocidad del fluido en zonas inferiores a los 6,12 m/s en el transporte horizontal y 5,21 m/s en el vertical. El transporte en fase densa continua se extiende hasta los 18 m/s, aproximadamente, en ambos casos.

  9. Síntese e caracterização de estruturas densas e porosas de quitosana Synthesis and characterization of dense and porous structures of chitosan

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    Marisa M. Beppu

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho trata da preparação e caracterização de membranas de quitosana porosas e densas, que possuem diversas aplicações tecnológicas. Para tanto, foram utilizadas as técnicas de microscopia (microscopia eletrônica de varredura - MEV - e microscopia de força atômica -MFA, titulação potenciométrica e espectroscopia no infravermelho (FTIR-ATR. A síntese das estruturas foi realizada através da secagem total ou parcial de uma solução acética de quitosana a 2,5% (w/w seguida de coagulação em meio alcalino. Glutaraldeído foi utilizado para modificar quimicamente as membranas, tornando-as mais hidrofóbicas. A extensão deste processo pôde ser observada por FTIR-ATR, utilizando-se um plano fatorial onde foram variados o tempo de fixação e a concentração de glutaraldeído na solução de tratamento.In this work, we studied the preparation and characterization of porous and non-porous chitosan membranes, which may have several technological uses. For characterization, we have used microscopy (scanning electron microscopy -SEM- and atomic force microscopy -AFM, potentiometric titration and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR-ATR. The synthesis of structures were done by total or partial casting of a 2.5% (w/w chitosan acetic solution and further coagulation. Glutaraldehyde was also used to chemically modify chitosan, making it more hydrophobic. The extension of this process could be observed by FTIR-ATR, and by using a factorial plan which varied time of fixation and concentration of glutaraldehyde solution.

  10. Measurement of Chlorophyll Loss Due to Phytoremediation of Ag Nanoparticles in the First-Year Laboratory

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    Winkelmann, Kurt; Bernas, Leonard; Swiger, Brendan; Brown, Shannon

    2017-01-01

    A two-week experiment is presented in which students can observe the impact of nanoparticles on the concentration of chlorophyll in plants. First-year students in an introductory nanotechnology laboratory course and a general chemistry laboratory course synthesized silver nanoparticles and then exposed stalks of "Egeria densa" ("E.…

  11. Adsorption of thorium(IV) from aqueous solution by non-living biomass of mangrove endophytic fungus Fusarium sp. ZZF51

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    Yang, S.K.; Tan, N.; Yan, X.M.; Chen, F.; Lin, Y.C.

    2013-01-01

    The adsorption of thorium(IV) from aqueous solution by mangrove endophytic fungus Fusarium sp. ZZF51 is studied by using a batch experiments. The parameters that affect the thorium(IV) sorption, such as solution pH, initial thorium(IV) concentration, contact time, and biomass dose, are discussed in detail. The maximum biosorption of thorium(IV) and the equilibrium sorption capacity are found to be 91 ± 1 % and 11.35 mg g -1 respectively at pH 3.0, contact time 20 min, initial thorium(IV) concentration 50 mg L -1 and non-living biomass dose 4.0 g L -1 . Kinetics data follow the pseudo-second-order model and equilibrium data agree with the Temkin isotherm model very well. FT-IR analysis indicates that hydroxyl and carbonyl groups play an important role in the biosorption process. (author)

  12. Quantification of litter and nutrients on an Atlantic Rain Forest/ Quantificação de serapilheira e de nutrientes em uma Floresta Ombrófila Densa

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    Rafaelo Balbinot

    2008-08-01

    Ombrófila Densa Submontana, Blumenau/SC. Para as coletas da serapilheira acumulada foram utilizadas cinco unidades amostrais (UAs retangulares de 10 m x 20 m em cada estádio sucessional, totalizando 15 UAs. Em cada UA com o auxílio de um gabarito de metal de 0,25 m x 0,25 m foram realizadas as coletas do material de estudo de forma aleatória com cinco repetições por UA a cada 30 dias (75 amostras/mês, ou seja, 25 amostras/estádio sucessional. Em ordem decrescente, a produção média de serapilheira acumulada nos vinte e dois meses de coleta ocorreu no estádio III (5,28 Mg ha-1 > estádio II (5,02 Mg ha-1 > estádio I (4,47 Mg ha-1. O conteúdo total de macronutrientes na serapilheira acumulada em ordem decrescente no estádio sucessional I e II foram: N > Ca > Mg > K > S > P, e no estádio sucessional III: N > Ca > Mg > S > K > P. A floresta em estudo apresentou para o conteúdo total de micronutrientes na serapilheira acumulada nos três estádios sucessionais a seguinte ordem decrescente: Fe > Mn > Zn > B > Cu. No que se refere ao conteúdo total de carbono orgânico na serapilheira acumulada, a seqüência foi: estádio sucessional II (1,65 Mg ha-1 > estádio sucessional III (1,50 Mg ha-1 > estádio sucessional I (1,47 Mg ha-1.

  13. Arsenic removal in solution using non living bio masses of aquatic weed; Remocion de As en solucion empleando biomasas no vivas de maleza acuatica

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    Marin A, M J

    2010-07-01

    Arsenic is a metalloid considered among the most dangerous to health. The As maximum level allowed of drinkable water is 0.01 mg/L established by the Who. Several techniques have been proposed to remove arsenic from water, among which are the sorption processes in economic biological materials, which has advantages for its high efficiency in dilute toxic removing from contaminated water, for these reason it is necessary to study new bio sorbents materials which are economic, simple and easy to apply in the treatment of contaminated areas. The aim of this project was evaluate the removal of As (V) in solution using two non living aquatic plants: water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and lesser duckweed (Lemna minor), characterize these materials and compare the efficiency between both; the parameters evaluated were the As (V) initial concentration in solution, contact time, ph value and the amount of biomass in contact with them. It describes the method to prepare the non living plants. The physicochemical characterization by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis was made. The results shown that cellulose is the main component confirmed by the techniques above mentioned. Surface characterization of Eichhornia crassipes and Lemna minor by specific surface area, shown 1.3521 m{sup 2}/g and 0.6395 m{sup 2}/g respectively, the hydration kinetic indicates that 24 h was the maximum hydration time for both plants; the point of zero charge determination by mass titration gives a ph=6.1 for the first plant and ph=7.1 for the second plant, finally the active site density obtained for the plants were of 8.57 sites/nm{sup 2} and 12.47 sites/nm{sup 2}. The point of zero charge was analyzed for know the ph from which the As (V) species are removal preferably. Tested contact processes between bio sorbent-As (V) were performed to assess the ability of bio masses to removal As (V) from aqueous solutions

  14. Eficiência de fluridone no controle de plantas aquáticas submersas no reservatório de Jupiá Fluridone efficacy for control of submersed aquatic weeds in the Jupiá reservoir

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a eficiência do herbicida fluridone no controle de plantas aquáticas submersas (Egeria densa, Egeria najas e Ceratophyllum demersum que ocorrem no reservatório da Usina Hidrelétrica Eng. Souza Dias (Jupiá, região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo. A pesquisa, que consistiu de aplicações de fluridone, foi conduzida em lagoas marginais do rio Tietê, denominadas Flórida e Barrenta. As lagoas foram divididas em faixas, cada uma delas representando um tratamento. As faixas das lagoas receberam uma aplicação inicial de fluridone, procurando-se atingir a concentração de 20 ppb. As aplicações subseqüentes foram dimensionadas para recompor e/ou manter esta concentração, sendo realizadas sempre com o auxílio de uma barra de aplicação munida de três mangueiras, com pontas injetoras submersas na água, em três profundidades (0,2, 0,6 e 1,2 m. O volume de aplicação foi mantido próximo a 54 l ha-1 de calda. Foram feitas avaliações visuais dos sintomas de fitointoxicação nas três espécies estudadas, assim como avaliação da biomassa. Nas condições da pesquisa, o fluridone controlou as macrófitas submersas Egeria najas e Egeria densa; quando cessou o efeito do fluridone, aconteceu a reinfestação de Egeria densa e Egeria najas; e não houve controle de Ceratophyllum demersum nem das espécies não-alvo, como Salvinia auriculata, Ipomoea spp., Merremia sp., Typha latifolia e Cyperus spp.The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the herbicide fluridone on the control of submersed aquatic weeds (Egeria densa Planch., Egeria najas Planch. and Ceratophyllum demersum, the major aquatic weeds in the reservoir of Engº Souza Dias (Jupiá Hydroelecric Power Plant, Itapura, São Paulo. The experiment, consisted of fluridone applications and was carried out in bays of the Tietê River, called Flórida and Barrenta. The lakes were divided into zones, each considered a treatment. All

  15. Comparison of some Vegetative and Reproductive Traits of Dominant Weeds in Cultivated Tomato as Influence by Metribuzin and Non-living Mulches

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Tomato production, similar to other important crops, is affected by weed competition in the early season. Weed infestation can affect tomato yield significantly. So weed control can be one of the most important factors in improving of crop production. Nowadays pre-plant, post-plant and post-emergence herbicides are widely used for controlling weeds in tomato fields, but it can lead to increasing environmental hazards, making weed resistant to herbicides and injuring tomato plants. Therefore, the use of non-living mulch (organic mulch and inorganic mulch could be a suitable substitutional way to weed control. Material and method: In this study, in order to investigating the time of emergence, flowering, seed shattering, length of vegetative and reproductive growth period of weeds under six types of non-living mulches (black plastic mulch, clear plastic mulch, wheat straw, sawdust, coco peat and peat moss and mtribuzin in tomato, research was conducted in a randomized complete block design with three replications at College of Agriculture, Shiraz University in 2012. The plots were fertilized with 20:20:20 (N, P2O5 and K2O with concentration of 166 kg ha-1. In this study, the appearance of plumule (for narrow leaf weeds and hypocotyl (for broad leaf weeds from weed seeds in soil medium was considered as the time of emergence. The weeds were visited once a week since transplanting tomato seedlings to the farm and the related date was recorded. Flowering time recording for each weed species was carried out after flowering. Plots without mulch (weedy and weed free were used as control. Statistical analysis of the collected data was performed by using SAS 9.1 software and comparing of the mean of characteristics was done by Tukey's test at 5 % significant level. Result and discussion: The longest and shortest time of weed emergence respectively belonged to the clear plastic mulch (28 days after transplanting and organic mulches and

  16. Sinopsis sobre las Hydrocharitaceae de Colombia

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    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available The aquatic family Hydrocharitaceae is actually represented in Colombia by seven genera and seven species (Egeria densa, Apalanthe granatensis, Halophila decipiens, Hydrilla verticillata, Limnobium laevigatum, Thalassia testudinum, Vallisneria americana. A first record of Hydrilla verticillata growing spontaneously in outside conditions is made for this geographical area. A key to genera is presented, with each species briefly commented and illustrated.En Colombia la familia de plantas acuáticas Hydrocharitaceae se encuentra representada por siete géneros y siete especies (Egeria densa, Apalanthe granatensis, Halophila decipiens, Hydrilla verticillata, Limnabium laevigatum, Thalassia testudinum, Vallisneria americana. Para el país se registra por primera vez a Hydrilla verticillata. Adicionalmente se presenta una clave para los géneros, con las especies brevemente comentadas e ilustradas.

  17. Análise multivariada para estratificação volumétrica de uma floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme, Amazônia Oriental

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    Souza Agostinho Lopes de

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi propor um método de estratificação em classes homogêneas de estoque volumétrico da floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme não explorada, empregando-se as técnicas de análises de agrupamento e discriminante. A pesquisa foi conduzida na Unidade de Manejo Florestal (UMF da Fazenda Tracajás (02º35'53"S e 47º47'10"W, pertencente à empresa Nova Era Agroflorestal, de propriedade do Grupo Rosa Madeireira, Município de Paragominas, Estado do Pará. Foi realizado um censo (100%, no qual se estimaram os volumes do fuste comercial das árvores com dap > 45 cm de 55 espécies comerciais em 49 talhões de exploração com 10 ha cada um. Reuniram-se os volumes estimados do fuste comercial das árvores individuais por talhão em ordem crescente. Elaborou-se uma matriz X de dados desses volumes, em que cada variável x ij representou o i-ésimo volume classificado no j-ésimo talhão. A matriz X foi utilizada como input nas análises de agrupamento e discriminante. A aplicação da análise de agrupamento, método de Ward, resultou em agrupamentos hierárquicos dos talhões em classes de estoques. A análise do dendrograma permitiu estratificar o povoamento em três grupos homogêneos e distintos, denominados classes I, II e III de estoques volumétricos. A análise discriminante, método de Fisher, indicou que 100% dos talhões foram corretamente classificados. A classificação multivariada da floresta em classes de estoques volumétricos mostrou-se um método eficiente na estratificação de áreas homogêneas de florestas ineqüiâneas, as quais podem se constituir em estratos, compartimentos, classes de sítio e unidades de produção anual.

  18. La etnografía utilizada en una investigación en enfermería: La construcción de una "descripción densa" Ethnography in nursing research: The construction of a "dense description"

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    Adelina Giacomelli Prochnow

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available La etnografía ha sido utilizada con frecuencia en la investigación en el campo de la enfermería. Así mismo, es considerada por muchos investigadores como un método destinado a estudiar culturas exóticas o grupos sociales de desfavorecidos. Este artículo pretende compartir las experiencias de los autores con la utilización de la etnografía como abordaje metodológico, en una investigación sobre las perspectivas culturales en el ejercicio del liderazgo del enfermero, considerando el contexto hospitalario. La fundamentación teórica y metodológica utilizada como base en la investigación fue la Antropología Interpretativa de Cliffort Geertz. Se realizan consideraciones conceptuales y prácticas de la construcción del análisis etnográfico, el cual comprendió la utilización de las técnicas de investigación, observación participante y encuesta semi-estructurada, permitiendo la construcción de una "descripción densa" del objeto en cuestión. La etnografía es destacada como una posibilidad a utilizarse en el estudio de los fenómenos del trabajo y de la gestión en enfermería.The ethnography has been often used in nursing researches. However, it is still considered by many researchers as a scientific method for studies of exotic cultures or poorer social groups. This paper aims to report and share its authors’ experiences with the use of the ethnography as a methodological approach in the investigation one tried to understand the cultural perspectives that involve the leadership practice of the nurse in the hospital context. The theoretical and methodological approach used in this investigation was the Interpretative Anthropology by Clifford Geertz. There are conceptual and practical considerations which are vivified in the construct of the ethnographic analysis, which involved the use of research techniques participant observation and semi-structured interview, allowing the construction of a "dense description" of the object

  19. Agaricales em áreas de Floresta Ombrófila Densa e plantações de Pinus no Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil Agaricales in Atlantic rain forest and Pinus plantations in Santa Catarina State, Brazil

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    Fernanda Karstedt

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Os sistemas florestais de Santa Catarina são poucos estudados em relação à diversidade de Agaricales. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar e comparar a diversidade de Agaricales em dois sistemas florestais, no município de Joinville, SC. Parcelas de 20×20 m foram estabelecidas: três em Floresta Ombrófila Densa e três em plantações de Pinus. Basidiomas de fungos agaricóides foram coletados em janeiro, março, maio, julho, setembro e novembro/2004. Foram identificadas 40 espécies, 31 na Floresta e 10 nas plantações. A família mais representada foi Tricholomataceae, com 48% das espécies registradas na Floresta. As espécies com maior abundância relativa foram Camarophyllus buccinulus (41% na Floresta e Lactarius cf. fragilis (53% nas plantações. As mesmas espécies foram também as mais freqüentes, com 44% e 78% de freqüência de ocorrência, respectivamente. Considerando a riqueza de espécies e o índice de diversidade de Shannon, o estudo sugere que há maior diversidade de Agaricales na Floresta do que nas plantações de Pinus.Forest systems in Santa Catarina state are virtually unknown regarding Agaricales diversity. Our goal was to determine and compare the Agaricales diversity of two forest systems in Joinville municipality, SC. Plots of 20×20 m were established: three in the Atlantic rain forest and three in Pinus plantations. Basidiomata of Agaricales were collected in January, March, May, July, September and November/2004. Forty species were identified, 31 in the forest and 10 in the plantations. Tricholomataceae was the most important family, with 48% of the species found in the forest. The species with the highest relative abundance were Camarophyllus buccinulus (41% and Lactarius cf. fragilis (53% in the forest and in the plantations, respectively. These were also the most frequent species recovered in the forest and in the plantations, with frequency values of 44% and 78%, respectively. Considering species

  20. Florística e estrutura fitossociológica em floresta ombrófila densa submontana na barragem do rio São Bento, Siderópolis, Estado de Santa Catarina = Floristic composition and phytosociological structure in a submontane ombrophilous dense forest at São Bento river dam, Siderópolis, Santa Catarina State

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    Sinara Colonetti; Vanilde Citadini-Zanette; Rafael Martins; Robson dos Santos; Edilane Rocha; João André Jarenkow

    2009-01-01

    Apresentam-se os resultados de levantamentos florístico e fitossociológico em remanescente de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana circunjacente à barragem do rio São Bento, objetivando fornecer dados primários para ações de restauração e conservação destaformação. A área está localizada no Sul de Santa Catarina, município de Siderópolis. Utilizou-se como área amostral um hectare e foram registrados indivíduos com DAP ≥ 5 cm e quantificados seus descritores estruturais. Foram identificadas 107...

  1. The influence of waterweeds in the removal of phosphor in content aquatic environments

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    Salamah, L. N.; Kurniawan, A.

    2018-04-01

    Over the last few decades phosphorus removal methods have increasingly been designed. One of the methods is using waterweed for uptake the phosphorus (P) from water and sediment. However, lack information of suitable waterweed for P removal. The goals of this research are to investigate the effect of waterweeds in the P removal and to find the suitable waterweeds for P removal. Five types of waterweeds (Phragmites australis, Egeria densa,, Bacupa myriophylloides, Eichornia crassipes, and Limnobium laevigatum) were collected and cultivated in pots. Water and sediment were collected from natural small pond, and sampling were perfomed at 0, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days. The result showed that P of water and sediment were reduced during the experiment. E. densa accumulated highest TP (505 mg/kg). It was suggested that E. densa is suitable for phosphor removal.

  2. RESISTENCIA MECÁNICA EVALUADA EN EL ENSAYO MARSHALL DE MEZCLAS DENSAS EN CALIENTE ELABORADAS CON ASFALTOS MODIFICADOS CON DESECHOS DE POLICLORURO DE VINILO (PVC, POLIETILENO DE ALTA DENSIDAD (PEAD Y POLIESTIRENO (PS MECHANICAL RESISTANCE OF HOT THICK MIXTURES MADE WITH ASPHALT MODIFIED WITH POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, POLYCLORURE (PVC WASTES, HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (PEAD, AND POLYSTYRENE (PS EVALUATED IN MARSHALL ASSAY

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    Hugo Alexánder Rondón Quintana

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo buscó evaluar en laboratorio el cambio en la resistencia mecánica que experimentan mezclas asfálticas densas en caliente cuando se adicionan, por vía húmeda, al cemento asfáltico aditivos poliméricos producto de desechos industriales del tipo plastómero (policloruro de vinilo, polietileno de alta densidad y poliestireno. Para tal fin se empleó el ensayo Marshall. De los resultados obtenidos se concluye que la resistencia mecánica de mezclas asfálticas modificadas con desechos del tipo plastómero es mayor en comparación con las convencionales (mezclas que emplean asfaltos sin ningún aditivo.The main objective of this research Project was to evaluate in a laboratory the change in mechanical strength that dense hot asphalt mixtures go through when waste polymeric additives of plastomeric type (polyvinyl chloride, high density polyethylene and polystyrene are added to asphalt cement, by 'wet way'. This change was evaluated using Marshall Test. The general conclusion of the experimental results was that modified hot asphalt mixtures present better mechanical behavior than conventional mixtures (mixtures which use asphalt without additives.

  3. Florística e estrutura fitossociológica em floresta ombrófila densa submontana na barragem do rio São Bento, Siderópolis, Estado de Santa Catarina - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i4.3345 Floristic composition and phytosociological structure in a submontane ombrophilous dense forest at São Bento river dam, Siderópolis, Santa Catarina State - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i4.3345

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    João André Jarenkow; Robson dos Santos; Rafael Martins; Sinara Colonetti; Vanilde Citadini-Zanette; Edilane Rocha

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    Apresentam-se os resultados de levantamentos florístico e fitossociológico em remanescente de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana circunjacente à barragem do rio São Bento, objetivando fornecer dados primários para ações de restauração e conservação desta formação. A área está localizada no Sul de Santa Catarina, município de Siderópolis. Utilizou-se como área amostral um hectare e foram registrados indivíduos com DAP ≥ 5 cm e quantificados seus descritores estruturais. Foram identificadas 10...

  4. Evaluación de las propiedades mecánicas de una mezcla densa en caliente modificada con un desecho de polietileno de baja densidad (PEBD Mechanical properties evaluation of a dense hot asphalt mixture modified with a residue of low density polyethylene (LDPE

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    Hugo Rondón Quintana

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta los resultados experimentales de ensayar una mezcla asfáltica densa en caliente tipo MDC-2 (acorde con las especificaciones del Instituto Nacional de Vías - INVIAS, 2007 modificada con un desecho de polietileno de baja densidad (PEBD. Para la evaluación del comportamiento de las mezclas asfálticas convencionales (sin aditivo y modificadas se realizaron ensayos Marshall, módulo dinámico, deformación permanente y resistencia a fatiga. Las mezclas fueron elaboradas con un cemento asfáltico (CA producido en Colombia tipo CA 80-100. Al CA con y sin aditivo se realizaron ensayos de caracterización de asfaltos como penetración y punto de ablandamiento. La modificación de las mezclas se realizó por vía húmeda. Las mezclas modificadas con desecho de PEBD experimentan mayor rigidez (bajo carga monotónica y cíclica y resistencia a la deformación permanente en comparación con las convencionales. Sin embargo la resistencia a fatiga de las mezclas convencionales disminuye cuando se adiciona PEBD al CA. Adicionalmente el CA modificado presenta mayor resistencia a la penetración, mayor punto de ablandamiento y menor susceptibilidad térmica a fluir que el convencional.Laboratory tests were used to evaluate the effect on the mechanical properties of a hot asphalt mix (MDC-2 as per INVIAS, 2007 specifications due to the addition by wet way of a residue of low density polyethylene (LDPE. The strength under monotonic load, resilient modulus, rutting and fatigue strength were evaluated. Asphalt cement (AC AC 80-100 was used from Colombia. The results show that the monotonic and cyclic mechanical strength evaluated were higher for the mixes modified with LDPE compared with mixtures with asphalts without additives. However, the mixes modified with LDPE undergo less fatigue strength. Additionally, characterization tests were conducted on asphalt cement with and without additive. The LDPE produces higher penetration resistance

  5. Florística e estrutura fitossociológica em floresta ombrófila densa submontana na barragem do rio São Bento, Siderópolis, Estado de Santa Catarina = Floristic composition and phytosociological structure in a submontane ombrophilous dense forest at São Bento river dam, Siderópolis, Santa Catarina State

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    Sinara Colonetti

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Apresentam-se os resultados de levantamentos florístico e fitossociológico em remanescente de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana circunjacente à barragem do rio São Bento, objetivando fornecer dados primários para ações de restauração e conservação destaformação. A área está localizada no Sul de Santa Catarina, município de Siderópolis. Utilizou-se como área amostral um hectare e foram registrados indivíduos com DAP ≥ 5 cm e quantificados seus descritores estruturais. Foram identificadas 107 espécies, pertencentes a 42 famílias botânicas, totalizando 1.715 indivíduos. As espécies com maiores valores de importância (VI foram Euterpeedulis Mart., Casearia sylvestris Sw. e Bathysa australis (St.-Hil. K. Schum. Entre as espécies identificadas, encontrou-se elevado índice de zoofilia e zoocoria. Pela característica florística eabundância de serapilheira, a área encontra-se em estádio avançado de regeneração natural.Aiming to provide primary data to be used in restoration programs, data from a floristic and phytosociological survey at a Submontane Ombrophilous Dense Forest remnant around São Bento river dam (Siderópolis municipality, Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil are presented. All tree individuals with a diameter at breast height (DBH≥ 5 cm were recorded (1 ha plot. 1,715 individuals belonging to 107 species and 42 botanical families were identified. Euterpe edulis Mart., Casearia sylvestris Sw. and Bathysa australis (St.-Hil. K.Schum. were the species with higher values of structural importance.High index of zoophily and zoochory were registered among the identified species. From the floristic composition and litter abundance, it can be assumed that the studied area corresponds to an advanced stage of natural regeneration.

  6. Composição florística e estrutura de um trecho de floresta ombrófila densa atlântica com uso pretérito de produção de banana, no parque estadual da Pedra Branca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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    Alexandro Solórzano

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivos caracterizar florística e estruturalmente um trecho de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana urbana e avaliar os fatores que contribuíram para a regeneração, a partir do último uso do solo para produção de banana, há 50 anos. Para a amostragem da área foram implantadas 25 parcelas de 100 m², totalizando 0,25 ha. O critério de inclusão adotado foi diâmetro à altura do peito (DAP > 5 cm. Foram amostrados 311 indivíduos de 92 espécies, 67 gêneros e 31 famílias. A área basal total foi de 34,18 m²/ha, enquanto a densidade, de 1.244 ind./ha. As espécies mais importantes na comunidade, representando 42% do valor de importância (VI da área, foram: Aiouea saligna Meisn., Tachigali paratyensis (Vell. H.C. Lima, Ficus insipida Willd., Bathysa gymonocarpa K. Schum, Chrysophyllum flexuosum Mart., Piptadenia gonoacantha (Mart. J.F. Macbr., Piper rivinoides Kunth., Hyeronima alchorneoides Allemão, Miconia cinnamomifolia (DC. Naudin e Guarea guidonia (L. Sleumer. O elevado valor do Índice de diversidade de Shannon (H'= 4,13 nats/ind., bem como o de equabilidade (J = 0,91, compara-se aos valores referenciados para florestas conservadas e inventariadas no Sudeste brasileiro. A floresta amostrada encontra-se em processo de regeneração e representa um estágio intermediário de sucessão. O cultivo da banana, após seu abandono, permitiu a entrada de espécies com estratégias de estabelecimento e propagação em condições de pouca luminosidade. A presença de uma árvore remanescente, do gênero Ficus, está relacionada a uma crença popular que acabou influenciando a estrutura da vegetação. Dessa forma, as espécies amostradas neste estudo refletiram o uso do solo passado e a cultura local.

  7. Urea-induced oxidative damage in Elodea densa leaves.

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    Maleva, Maria; Borisova, Galina; Chukina, Nadezda; Prasad, M N V

    2015-09-01

    Urea being a fertilizer is expected to be less toxic to plants. However, it was found that urea at 100 mg L(-1) caused the oxidative stress in Elodea leaves due to the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation that are known to stimulate antioxidant pathway. Urea at a concentration of 500 and 1000 mg L(-1) decreased low-molecular-weight antioxidants. In this case, the antioxidant status of plants was supported by the activity of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase and guaiacol peroxidase. A significant increase in the soluble proteins and -SH groups was observed with high concentrations of urea (30-60 % of control). Thus, the increased activity of antioxidant enzymes, low-molecular-weight antioxidants, and induced soluble protein thiols are implicated in plant resistance to oxidative stress imposed by urea. We found that guaiacol peroxidase plays an important role in the removal of the peroxide in Elodea leaves exposed to 1000 mg L(-1)of urea.

  8. Furosemide stimulates macula densa cyclooxygenase-2 expression in rats

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    Mann, Birgitte; Hartner, A; Jensen, B L

    2001-01-01

    of the loop diuretic furosemide (12 mg/day) or were fed with the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (30 mg/kg day) for seven days each. To compensate for their salt and water loss, the animals had free access to normal water and to salt water (0.9% NaCl, 0.1% KCl). COX-2 expression in kidney cortex was assessed...

  9. Seleção de espécies da floresta ombrófila densa e indicação da densidade de plantio na restauração florestal de áreas degradadas na Amazônia

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    Rafael Paiva Salomão

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198050988448A identificação de espécies-chave que influenciam a ocorrência das demais espécies associadas é de fundamental importância para o sucesso da restauração florestal em áreas degradadas. Objetivou-se neste trabalho apresentar um índice fitossociológico e socioeconômico (IFSE, obtido por técnicas de análise fatorial, cujo modelo envolveu seis variáveis quantitativas (abundância, frequência, dominância, biomassa, valor comercial da madeira e quantidade de produtos florestais não madeireiros e igual número de variáveis qualitativas, cuja variável dummy assumiu valor igual a 1 para aquelas espécies cujos maiores valores acumulados equivaleram a 50 % do total para cada uma das variáveis quantitativas analisadas. A amostra para o inventário florestal em 407 ha de floresta ombrófila densa foi composta por 80 parcelas de 0,25 ha (4,91 % de intensidade amostral onde todos os indivíduos com diâmetro a 1,30 m do solo (DAP ≥ 10 cm foram identificados e mensurados. Foram registrados 10.105 indivíduos, distribuídos em 493 espécies, abrangendo 58 famílias. As espécies foram ranqueadas através do índice proposto em três categorias de prioridade fitossociológica e socioeconômica (alta, média e baixa. A adequação da análise fatorial foi determinada pelos testes Bartlett e KMO. O teste de Bartlett avaliou a significância geral da matriz de correlação indicando que as correlações, em geral, são significantes ao nível de 1 % de probabilidade. O teste KMO, indicou que as variáveis estão correlacionadas e o modelo fatorial apresentou um nível muito bom de adequação aos dados. Estes resultados respaldaram o emprego da análise fatorial para a extração de fatores e a estimação dos escores fatoriais. Os resultados foram estatisticamente validados para a construção do IFSE e, 25 espécies foram selecionadas como prioritárias (espécies-chave. Recomendou-se a densidade de

  10. Estudo da regeneração natural de espécies arbóreas em fragmento de Floresta Ombrófila Densa, Mata das Galinhas, no município de Catende, zona da mata sul de Pernambuco.

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    Wegliane Campelo da Silva

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O estudo foi desenvolvido no fragmento denominado Mata das Galinhas, situado no município de Catende - PE, na mesorregião da mata pernambucana, mais precisamente na microrregião da mata úmida, a 142 Km da capital, nas coordenadas 8º69'06"S e 35º69'08" W, com altitude média de 199m. O relevo varia, predominantemente, de ondulado a forte ondulado. Os solos predominantes são classificados como latossolo vermelho distrófico e nitossolo vermelho associado ao latossolo. A vegetação é de Floresta Ombrófila Densa. Neste estudo, objetivou-se avaliar a regeneração natural de espécies arbóreas no fragmento florestal e verificar a diversidade e a estrutura das espécies no mesmo. Para a estimativa da regeneração natural das espécies arbóreas, foram locadas, de forma sistemática, 16 subparcelas de 25 m² (5 x 5 m, no centro de 16 unidades amostrais permanentes de 250 m2 (10,0 x 25,0 m, para o estudo da fitossociologia da comunidade arbórea adulta, com um distanciamento de 50 m entre si. O nível de inclusão foi de CAP < 15 cm, e a medição de altura (h foi dividida em classes, em que a classe 1 contemplou indivíduos com 1,0 < h < 2,0 m, a classe 2 com indivíduos 2,0 < h < 3,0 m e a classe, 3 indivíduos com h > 3,0 m. Foram realizados os cálculos da suficiência amostral e da diversidade. No fragmento, foram amostrados 194 indivíduos, pertencentes a 31 famílias botânicas e a 60 espécies arbóreas. Destas, 42 foram identificadas em nível de espécie; 4,em nível de gênero; 2, em nível de família; e 2, indeterminadas. As dez espécies com maiores valores para regeneração natural Total da População Amostrada (RNT representaram 53,78%, estando assim distribuídas: Brosimum discolor Schott (9,98%, Protium heptaphyllum (Aubl. Marchand (9,19%, Eschweilera ovata (Cambess. Miers (8,01%, Thyrsodium spruceanum Benth. (7,0%, Dialium guianense (Aubl. Sandwith (5,44%, Erythroxylum squamatum Sw. (3,32%, Cupania revoluta Rolfe (3

  11. Assessment of metal sorption mechanisms by aquatic macrophytes using PIXE analysis

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    Módenes, A.N., E-mail: anmodenes@yahoo.com.br [Department of Chemical Engineering-Postgraduate Program, West Parana State University, Campus of Toledo, rua da Faculdade 645, Jd. La Salle, 85903-000 Toledo, PR (Brazil); Espinoza-Quiñones, F.R.; Santos, G.H.F.; Borba, C.E. [Department of Chemical Engineering-Postgraduate Program, West Parana State University, Campus of Toledo, rua da Faculdade 645, Jd. La Salle, 85903-000 Toledo, PR (Brazil); Rizzutto, M.A. [Physics Institute, University of São Paulo, Rua do Matão s/n, Travessa R 187, 05508-900 São Paulo, SP (Brazil)

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    Highlights: • Divalent metal ion removals by Egeria densa biosorbent. • Multielements concentrations in biosorbent samples by PIXE analysis. • Elements mass balance in liquid and solid phase before and after metal removals. • Assessment of the mechanisms involved in Cd{sup 2+} and Zn{sup 2+} removal by biosorbent. • Confirmation of the signature of ion exchange process in metal removal. -- Abstract: In this work, a study of the metal sorption mechanism by dead biomass has been performed. All batch metal biosorption experiments were performed using the aquatic macrophyte Egeria densa as biosorbent. Divalent cadmium and zinc solutions were used to assess the sorption mechanisms involved. Using a suitable equilibrium time of 2 h and a mixture of 300 mg biosorbent and 50 mL metal solution at pH 5, monocomponent sorption experiments were performed. In order to determine the residual amounts of metals in the aqueous solutions and the concentrations of removed metals in the dry biomass, Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) measurements in thin and thick target samples were carried out. Based on the strong experimental evidence from the mass balance among the major elements participating in the sorption processes, an ion exchange process was identified as the mechanism responsible for metal removal by the dry biomass.

  12. Eficiência de fluridone no controle de plantas aquáticas submersas e efeitos sobre algumas características ambientais Fluridone efficacy in controling submersed aquatic weeds and its effects on some environmental characteristics

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a eficiência do herbicida fluridone no controle de plantas aquáticas submersas (Egeria densa, Egeria najas e Ceratophyllum demersum, assim como seus efeitos sobre algumas características ambientais. A pesquisa foi conduzida no reservatório da Usina Hidrelétrica Eng. Souza Dias (Jupiá, região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo, em uma reentrância denominada lagoa Vírgula. A lagoa foi dividida em nove faixas e seis delas receberam uma aplicação inicial de fluridone para se obter uma concentração de 20 ppb. As aplicações subseqüentes foram dimensionadas para recompor esta concentração. Para o estudo do carreamento do herbicida pelo fluxo de água, foi efetuado o monitoramento das suas concentrações nas nove faixas da lagoa (com e sem aplicação e em áreas a jusante e a montante. Foram analisados os efeitos do fluridone sobre características ambientais como: turbidez, temperatura da água, condutividade elétrica, concentração de oxigênio, pH e resíduos de fluridone. A eficácia do controle foi avaliada visualmente (pelos sintomas de fitointoxicação nas três espécies estudadas e pela amostragem de biomassa. Observou-se que o fluridone controlou de forma satisfatória E. najas e E. densa. Quando cessou o efeito do fluridone, aconteceu a reinfestação de E. densa e E. najas. Não houve controle de C. demersum. O fluridone não produziu efeitos adversos sobre as características de qualidade ambiental estudadas.This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the herbicide fluridone to control submersed aquatic weeds (Egeria densa, Egeria najas and Ceratophyllum demersum, as well as its effects on some environmental characteristics. The research was carried out in the reservoir of Eng. Souza Dias (Jupiá Hydro-elecric plant power, Station in northwestern São Paulo, Brazil, in Lagoa Vírgula bay. The bay was divided in nine zones and six of them received an initial application of fluridone

  13. Florística e estrutura fitossociológica em floresta ombrófila densa submontana na barragem do rio São Bento, Siderópolis, Estado de Santa Catarina - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i4.3345 Floristic composition and phytosociological structure in a submontane ombrophilous dense forest at São Bento river dam, Siderópolis, Santa Catarina State - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v31i4.3345

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    João André Jarenkow

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Apresentam-se os resultados de levantamentos florístico e fitossociológico em remanescente de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana circunjacente à barragem do rio São Bento, objetivando fornecer dados primários para ações de restauração e conservação desta formação. A área está localizada no Sul de Santa Catarina, município de Siderópolis. Utilizou-se como área amostral um hectare e foram registrados indivíduos com DAP ≥ 5 cm e quantificados seus descritores estruturais. Foram identificadas 107 espécies, pertencentes a 42 famílias botânicas, totalizando 1.715 indivíduos. As espécies com maiores valores de importância (VI foram Euterpe edulis Mart., Casearia sylvestris Sw. e Bathysa australis (St.-Hil. K. Schum. Entre as espécies identificadas, encontrou-se elevado índice de zoofilia e zoocoria. Pela característica florística e abundância de serapilheira, a área encontra-se em estádio avançado de regeneração naturalAiming to provide primary data to be used in restoration programs, data from a floristic and phytosociological survey at a Submontane Ombrophilous Dense Forest remnant around São Bento river dam (Siderópolis municipality, Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil are presented. All tree individuals with a diameter at breast height (DBH ≥ 5 cm were recorded (1 ha plot. 1,715 individuals belonging to 107 species and 42 botanical families were identified. Euterpe edulis Mart., Casearia sylvestris Sw. and Bathysa australis (St.-Hil. K.Schum. were the species with higher values of structural importance. High index of zoophily and zoochory were registered among the identified species. From the floristic composition and litter abundance, it can be assumed that the studied area corresponds to an advanced stage of natural regeneration

  14. Recovery of black-necked swans, macrophytes and water quality in a Ramsar wetland of southern Chile: Assessing resilience following sudden anthropogenic disturbances.

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    Jaramillo, Eduardo; Lagos, Nelson A; Labra, Fabio A; Paredes, Enrique; Acuña, Emilio; Melnick, Daniel; Manzano, Mario; Velásquez, Carlos; Duarte, Cristian

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    In 2004 migration and mortality for unknown reasons of the herbivorous Black necked swan (Cygnus melancorhyphus (Molina, 1782)) occurred within the Río Cruces wetland (southern Chile), a Ramsar Site and nature sanctuary. Before 2004, this wetland hosted the largest breeding population of this water bird in the Neotropic Realm. The concurrent decrease in the spatial occurrence of the aquatic plant Egeria densa Planch. 1849 - the main food source of swans - was proposed as a cause for swan migration and mortality. Additionally, post-mortem analyses carried out on swans during 2004 showed diminished body weight, high iron loads and histopathological abnormalities in their livers, suggesting iron storage disease. Various hypotheses were postulated to describe those changes; the most plausible related to variations in water quality after a pulp mill located upstream the wetland started to operate in February 2004. Those changes cascaded throughout the stands of E. densa whose remnants had high iron contents in their tissues. Here we present results of a long-term monitoring program of the wetland components, which show that swan population abundance, body weights and histological liver conditions recovered to pre-disturbance levels in 2012. The recovery of E. densa and iron content in plants throughout the wetland, also returned to pre-disturbance levels in the same 8-year time period. These results show the temporal scale over which resilience and natural restoring processes occur in wetland ecosystems of temperate regions such as southern Chile. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Health and nutritional status of a perturbed black-necked swan (Cygnus melanocoryphus) population: diet quality.

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    Norambuena, M Cecilia; Bozinovic, Francisco

    2009-12-01

    The Cayumapu River's black-necked swan population in southern Chile lost its main dietary item, Egeria densa, during an environmental crisis which occurred in 2004 in the Carlos Andwanter Nature Sanctuary. The main goal of this study was to test the effect of diet on the physiologic response to this new ecologic challenge. The results revealed that the new diet of this population was composed primarily of roots and sedimentary microalgae, with chemical and energetic content similar to the diet of the control population. Nevertheless, the mean body mass of the Cayumapu River swans was 25% lower than that of control birds. In addition, the biochemical and hematologic profiles of the study population were indicative of malnutrition and a hyperferremic, hyperphosphatemic, and lymphopenic condition. Liver enzyme activities did not support that the malnutrition was a secondary consequence of liver dysfunction, as is expected under hemochromatosis or environmental toxics exposure.

  16. Student Science Research Associates (SSRA) 1996 Research Journal

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    Knezovich, J. [ed.

    1996-12-01

    The following student projects are reported: SSRA water research projects, various effects on polliwogs` growth and development, effects of Willow Park Golf Course on nitrate and phosphate levels in San Leandro Creek, water quality evaluation using color infrared photography, biochemical analysis of aquatic insects, effects of miracid/calcium chloride/liquid plant food on stringless bush beans, effects of vegetable oil on bean growth, effect of river water on lima beans, effect of storm water runoff on pH and phosphate levels of Dry Creek, acid rain in Modesto, use of random amplified polymorphic DNA to study Egeria Densa, and effect of marination on formation of heterocyclic aromatic amines in cooked chicken meat.

  17. ANÁLISIS COMPARATIVO DE LA REMOCIÓN DE UN SUSTRATO ORGÁNICO

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    BOLAÑOS BENÍTEZ SANDRA VIVIANA

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el potencial de dos macrófitas acuáticas para remover Ftalato Ácido de Potasio (FAP, en sistemas batch con aireación permanente e iluminación de 12 horas, con demandas químicas de oxígeno teóricas iniciales de 250, 500 y 1000 mg/L. En términos de remoción de DQO, el tratamiento con Pistia stratiotes logró remociones promedio de 77,45% para la DQO más baja, 84,25% para la DQO intermedia y 93,47% para la DQO teórica de 1000 mg/L. El tratamiento con Egeria densa alcanzó remociones de 79,80%, 85,25% y 92,5% respectivamente, lo cual indica que la macrófita sumergida E. densa alcanzó remociones superiores a las de P. satratiotes debido a su capacidad para absorber nutrientes por la superficie de las hojas. Estos resultados evidencian que a mayor DQO, hay mayor remoción. Otros parámetros fisicoquímicos fueron monitoreados a lo largo de los bioensayos: Temperatura del agua, Conductividad Eléctrica (CE, Oxígeno Disuelto (OD, Potencial de Hidrógeno (pH, Alcalinidad total y Dureza total. La CE se incrementó diariamente en el periodo de 15 días al igual que la dureza total y el pH. Por su parte la alcalinidad fluctuó con tendencia general a disminuir en los tratamientos de menor carga y a aumentar en el de mayor carga tanto para Pistia como para Egeria.

  18. Freshwater plants synthesize sulfated polysaccharides: heterogalactans from Water Hyacinth (Eicchornia crassipes).

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    Dantas-Santos, Nednaldo; Gomes, Dayanne Lopes; Costa, Leandro Silva; Cordeiro, Sara Lima; Costa, Mariana Santos Santana Pereira; Trindade, Edvaldo Silva; Franco, Célia Regina Chavichiolo; Scortecci, Kátia Castanho; Leite, Edda Lisboa; Rocha, Hugo Alexandre Oliveira

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    Sulfated polysaccharides (SP) are found mainly in seaweeds and animals. To date, they have only been found in six plants and all inhabit saline environments. Furthermore, there are no reports of SP in freshwater or terrestrial plants. As such, this study investigated the presence of SP in freshwaters Eichhornia crassipes, Egeria densa, Egeria naja, Cabomba caroliniana, Hydrocotyle bonariensis and Nymphaea ampla. Chemical analysis identified sulfate in N. ampla, H. bonariensis and, more specifically, E. crassipes. In addition, chemical analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, histological analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDXA), as well as agarose gel electrophoresis detected SP in all parts of E. crassipes, primarily in the root (epidermis and vascular bundle). Galactose, glucose and arabinose are the main monosaccharides found in the sulfated polysaccharides from E. crassipes. In activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) test, to evaluate the intrinsic coagulation pathway, SP from the root and rhizome prolonged the coagulation time to double the baseline value, with 0.1 mg/mL and 0.15 mg/mL, respectively. However, SP from the leaf and petiole showed no anticoagulant activity. Eichornia SP demonstrated promising anticoagulant potential and have been selected for further studies on bioguided fractionation; isolation and characterization of pure polysaccharides from this species. Additionally in vivo experiments are needed and are already underway.

  19. Freshwater Plants Synthesize Sulfated Polysaccharides: Heterogalactans from Water Hyacinth (Eicchornia crassipes

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    Nednaldo Dantas-Santos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Sulfated polysaccharides (SP are found mainly in seaweeds and animals. To date, they have only been found in six plants and all inhabit saline environments. Furthermore, there are no reports of SP in freshwater or terrestrial plants. As such, this study investigated the presence of SP in freshwaters Eichhornia crassipes, Egeria densa, Egeria naja, Cabomba caroliniana, Hydrocotyle bonariensis and Nymphaea ampla. Chemical analysis identified sulfate in N. ampla, H. bonariensis and, more specifically, E. crassipes. In addition, chemical analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, histological analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDXA, as well as agarose gel electrophoresis detected SP in all parts of E. crassipes, primarily in the root (epidermis and vascular bundle. Galactose, glucose and arabinose are the main monosaccharides found in the sulfated polysaccharides from E. crassipes. In activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT test, to evaluate the intrinsic coagulation pathway, SP from the root and rhizome prolonged the coagulation time to double the baseline value, with 0.1 mg/mL and 0.15 mg/mL, respectively. However, SP from the leaf and petiole showed no anticoagulant activity. Eichornia SP demonstrated promising anticoagulant potential and have been selected for further studies on bioguided fractionation; isolation and characterization of pure polysaccharides from this species. Additionally in vivo experiments are needed and are already underway.

  20. Genetic diversity in three invasive clonal aquatic species in New Zealand

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    Sorrell Brian K

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Elodea canadensis, Egeria densa and Lagarosiphon major are dioecious clonal species which are invasive in New Zealand and other regions. Unlike many other invasive species, the genetic variation in New Zealand is very limited. Clonal reproduction is often considered an evolutionary dead end, even though a certain amount of genetic divergence may arise due to somatic mutations. The successful growth and establishment of invasive clonal species may be explained not by adaptability but by pre-existing ecological traits that prove advantageous in the new environment. We studied the genetic diversity and population structure in the North Island of New Zealand using AFLPs and related the findings to the number of introductions and the evolution that has occurred in the introduced area. Results Low levels of genetic diversity were found in all three species and appeared to be due to highly homogeneous founding gene pools. Elodea canadensis was introduced in 1868, and its populations showed more genetic structure than those of the more recently introduced of E. densa (1946 and L. major (1950. Elodea canadensis and L. major, however, had similar phylogeographic patterns, in spite of the difference in time since introduction. Conclusions The presence of a certain level of geographically correlated genetic structure in the absence of sexual reproduction, and in spite of random human dispersal of vegetative propagules, can be reasonably attributed to post-dispersal somatic mutations. Direct evidence of such evolutionary events is, however, still insufficient.

  1. Genetic diversity in three invasive clonal aquatic species in New Zealand

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    2010-01-01

    Background Elodea canadensis, Egeria densa and Lagarosiphon major are dioecious clonal species which are invasive in New Zealand and other regions. Unlike many other invasive species, the genetic variation in New Zealand is very limited. Clonal reproduction is often considered an evolutionary dead end, even though a certain amount of genetic divergence may arise due to somatic mutations. The successful growth and establishment of invasive clonal species may be explained not by adaptability but by pre-existing ecological traits that prove advantageous in the new environment. We studied the genetic diversity and population structure in the North Island of New Zealand using AFLPs and related the findings to the number of introductions and the evolution that has occurred in the introduced area. Results Low levels of genetic diversity were found in all three species and appeared to be due to highly homogeneous founding gene pools. Elodea canadensis was introduced in 1868, and its populations showed more genetic structure than those of the more recently introduced of E. densa (1946) and L. major (1950). Elodea canadensis and L. major, however, had similar phylogeographic patterns, in spite of the difference in time since introduction. Conclusions The presence of a certain level of geographically correlated genetic structure in the absence of sexual reproduction, and in spite of random human dispersal of vegetative propagules, can be reasonably attributed to post-dispersal somatic mutations. Direct evidence of such evolutionary events is, however, still insufficient. PMID:20565861

  2. Influence of the residue from an iron mining dam in the growth of two macrophyte species.

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    Bottino, F; Milan, J A M; Cunha-Santino, M B; Bianchini, I

    2017-11-01

    On November 5th, 2015 the worst environmental disaster in Brazil spilled 60 million m 3 of iron mining residue into Gualaxo do Norte River (Minas Gerais State), an affluent of the highest River Basin of the Brazilian Southeast (Doce River Basin), reaching the Atlantic Ocean. To assess the impact of the iron residue on the aquatic plant metabolism, we performed macrophyte growth experiments under controlled light and temperature conditions using two species (Egeria densa and Chara sp.). The plants' growth data were fitted in a kinetic model to obtain the biomass yields (K) and growth rates (μ). Turbidity and electrical conductivity of the water were measured over time. Both plants showed the highest growth rates in the contaminated condition (0.056 d -1 for E. densa and 0.45 d -1 for Chara sp.) and the biomass increased in the short-term (≈20 days). The control condition (i.e. no impacted water) supported the biomass increasing over time and the development of vegetative buddings with high daily rates (1.75 cm d -1 for E. densa and 0.13 cm d -1 for Chara sp). Turbidity showed a sharp decrease in 48 h and had no effects in the plants growth in the contaminated condition. The contamination affected the plants' yields in the long-term affecting the biomass development. This study provides preliminary information about the ecological consequences of a mining dam rupture aiming to collaborate with monitoring and risk assessments. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Water level fluctuations in a tropical reservoir: the impact of sediment drying, aquatic macrophyte dieback, and oxygen availability on phosphorus mobilization.

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    Keitel, Jonas; Zak, Dominik; Hupfer, Michael

    2016-04-01

    Reservoirs in semi-arid areas are subject to water level fluctuations (WLF) that alter biogeochemical processes in the sediment. We hypothesized that wet-dry cycles may cause internal eutrophication in such systems when they affect densely vegetated shallow areas. To assess the impact of WLF on phosphorus (P) mobilization and benthic P cycling of iron-rich sediments, we tested the effects of (i) sediment drying and rewetting, (ii) the impact of organic matter availability in the form of dried Brazilian Waterweed (Egeria densa), and (iii) alternating redox conditions in the surface water. In principle, drying led to increased P release after rewetting both in plant-free and in plant-amended sediments. Highest P mobilization was recorded in plant amendments under oxygen-free conditions. After re-establishment of aerobic conditions, P concentrations in surface water decreased substantially owing to P retention by sediments. In desiccated and re-inundated sediments, P retention decreased by up to 30% compared to constantly inundated sediments. We showed that WLF may trigger biochemical interactions conducive to anaerobic P release. Thereby, E. densa showed high P release and even P uptake that was redox-controlled and superimposed sedimentary P cycling. Macrophytes play an important role in the uptake of P from the water but may be also a significant source of P in wet-dry cycles. We estimated a potential for the abrupt release of soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) by E. densa of 0.09-0.13 g SRP per m(2) after each wet-dry cycle. Released SRP may exceed critical P limits for eutrophication, provoking usage restrictions. Our results have implications for management of reservoirs in semi-arid regions affected by WLF.

  4. Obtaining of ceramics biphasic dense and porous; Obtencao de ceramicas bifasicas densas e porosas

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    Pallone, E.M.J.A.; Rigo, E.C.S., E-mail: eliria@usp.b [Universidade de Sao Paulo (FZEA/USP), Pirassununga, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Ciencias Basicas; Silva, K.L. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (FEM/UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Mecanica; Rezende, M.E. [Universidade Sao Francisco, Itatiba, SP (Brazil); Fraga, A.F. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (DEMa/UFSCar), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais; Marques, R.F.C. [Universidade Federal de Alfenas (UNIFAL), Pocos de Caldas, MG (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    Among the bioceramic hydroxyapatite (HAP) and beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) are materials commonly used in biomedical field. Their combined properties result in a material with absorbable and at the same time with bioactive surface. Called biphasic ceramics such materials respond more quickly when exposed to physiological environment. In this work, powders of HAP/beta-TCP were obtained by chemical precipitation. After obtaining the post-phase was added at a ratio of 0, 15% and 30w% aqueous solutions of corn starch in order to obtain porous bodies. After mixing the resulting solutions were dried, resigned in tablet form and sintered at 1300 deg C. The initial powder was characterized by X-ray diffraction with Rietveld refinement to quantify the phases present. Bodies-of-evidence has been characterized by calculating the bulk density, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy and diametral compression. (author)

  5. Renin release from isolated juxtaglomerular apparatus depends on macula densa chloride transport

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    Lorenz, J N; Weihprecht, H; Schnermann, J

    1991-01-01

    salts to inhibit renin secretion, starting from a stimulated value produced by low-NaCl perfusion. Perfusion with a high-NaCl solution decreased renin secretion from 58.9 to 14.8 nGU/min, which served as a positive control. Addition of choline chloride decreased renin secretion from 42.7 to 16.6 n...

  6. Recién nacido con imagen torácica densa

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    Pastor Durán, Xavier; Figueras Aloy, José, 1950-

    1984-01-01

    Presentamos un recien nacido varón de 48 horas de vida que ingresa por cianosis, bradicardia e hipotonia. Es fruto de la séptima gestación de una madre añosa de 41 años de edad entre cuyos antecedentes sólo resaltan tres abortos previos al embarazo actual, dos de ellos provocados.Este embarazo fue bien controlado..

  7. Comportamiento de una Mezcla Densa en Caliente Elaborada con Asfaltos Modificados con Asfaltita

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    Hugo A. Rondón-Quintana

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Laboratory tests were used to evaluate the effect on the mechanical properties of a hot asphalt mix (MDC-2 as per INVIAS, 2007 specifications due to the addition by wet way of a natural asphaltite from the San Alberto Mine (Santander, Colombia. The strength under monotonic load, resilient modulus and rutting were evaluated. Two asphalt cements (CA were used, CA 80-100 from the Barrancabermeja refinery (Colombia and CA 60-70 from Apiay (Colombia. The results show that the mechanical properties evaluated were higher for the MDC2 mixes modified with asphaltite compared with mixtures with asphalts without additives. Additionally penetration tests at different temperatures and softening points were conducted on asphalt cementswith and without additive. The asphaltite produces higher penetration resistance and lower thermal flow susceptibility.

  8. Quantum neurophysics: From non-living matter to quantum neurobiology and psychopathology.

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    Tarlacı, Sultan; Pregnolato, Massimo

    2016-05-01

    The concepts of quantum brain, quantum mind and quantum consciousness have been increasingly gaining currency in recent years, both in scientific papers and in the popular press. In fact, the concept of the quantum brain is a general framework. Included in it are basically four main sub-headings. These are often incorrectly used interchangeably. The first of these and the one which started the quantum mind/consciousness debate was the place of consciousness in the problem of measurement in quantum mechanics. Debate on the problem of quantum measurement and about the place of the conscious observer has lasted almost a century. One solution to this problem is that the participation of a conscious observer in the experiment will radically change our understanding of the universe and our relationship with the outside world. The second topic is that of quantum biology. This topic has become a popular field of research, especially in the last decade. It concerns whether or not the rules of quantum physics operate in biological structures. It has been shown in the latest research on photosynthesis, the sense of smell and magnetic direction finding in animals that the laws of quantum physics may operate in warm-wet-noisy biological structures. The third sub-heading is quantum neurobiology. This topic has not yet gained wide acceptance and is still in its early stages. Its primary purpose is directed to understand whether the laws of quantum physics are effective in the biology of the nervous system or not. A further step in brain neurobiology, toward the understanding of consciousness formation, is the research of quantum laws effects upon neural network functions. The fourth and final topic is quantum psychopathology. This topic takes its basis and its support from quantum neurobiology. It comes from the idea that if quantum physics is involved in the normal working of the brain, diseased conditions of the brain such as depression, anxiety, dementia, schizophrenia and hallucinations can be explained by quantum physical pathology. In this article, these topics will be reviewed in a general framework, and for the first time a general classification will be made for the quantum brain theory. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Generating minimal living systems from non-living materials and increasing their evolutionary abilities

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    Rasmussen, Steen; Constantinescu, Adi; Svaneborg, Carsten

    2016-01-01

    We review lessons learned about evolutionary transitions from a bottom up construction of minimal life. We use a particular systemic protocell design process as a starting point for exploring two fundamental questions: (1) how may minimal living systems emerge from nonliving materials? - and (2......) how may minimal living systems support increasingly more evolutionary richness? Under (1) we present what has been accomplished so far and discuss the remaining open challenges and their possible solutions. Under (2) we present a design principle we have utilized successfully both for our...

  10. Removal of Lanthanum (III) From Aqueous Solution Using Non-Living Water Hyacinth Roots

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    Aly, A.; Amer, H.A.; Shawky, S.; Shawky, S.; Kandil, A.T.

    2013-01-01

    Removal of lanthanum (III) from aqueous solution using dried roots of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) has been investigated. The roots have been characterized by determining the ash percentage, the ph of the slurry, the elemental composition, the thermal gravimetric analysis, the surface area, the pore size, the zeta potential and ph of zero point charge. A surface area of 128 m 2 /g has been found and the micropore structure of the roots has been confirmed. Zeta potential and ph of zero point charge of the roots surfaces showed that they are positively charged within the ph range from 2 to 7.5. Sorption is rapid and depends on ph, weight of roots, concentration of lanthanum (III) and ionic strength. The sorption of lanthanum (III) was confirmed by scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive spectroscopy and the release of Ca +2 , Mg +2 and K +1 after sorption of lanthanum (III) have been indicated an ion exchange mechanism. Fourier transform infrared spectra indicated surface complexation mechanism, and sorption isotherms and kinetics were discussed. The roots were tested for removal of radioactive lanthanum ( 140 La) from simulated radioactive waste. Accepted June 2013.

  11. Cell-Like Entities: On the Boundary Between Non-Living and Living

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    Frazier, John M; Kelley-Loughnane, Nancy; Rodriguez, Mauricio; Viveros, Leamon; Trott, Sandra; Paliy, Oleg; Tomczak, Melanie

    2006-01-01

    ... direct and control cellular processes at the molecular level. Using this knowledge as a foundation, it is theoretically possible to conceive of designing biological constructs, which we refer to as cell-like entities (CLEs...

  12. Limnological variables and nutritional content of submerged aquatic macrophytes in a tropical lagoon Variáveis limnológicas e conteúdo nutricional de macrófitas aquáticas submersas em uma lagoa tropical

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    Bruno dos Santos Esteves

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    Full Text Available AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate elemental composition (C, N and P and carbohydrate and lipids content of aquatic macrophytes Egeria densa, Ceratophyllum demersum and Najas marina found in a lagoon of Norte Fluminense and relate these data to limnological parameters measured in the same period; METHODS: The samples were obtained from 10 sites throughout the lagoon in July/2001 (dry season and January/2002 (rainy season with determinations limnological parameters and quantification of nutrient content and biochemical composition of the aquatic macrophytes; RESULTS: High values of electrical conductivity and alkalinity explain the spatial distribution of the studied macrophytes; and the pH values (OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a composição elementar (C, N e P e conteúdo de carboidratos e lipídeos das macrófitas aquáticas Egeria densa, Ceratophyllum demersum e Najas marina encontradas em uma lagoa do Norte Fluminense, e relacionar esses dados a parâmetros limnológicos medidos em igual período; MÉTODOS: As amostras foram obtidas em julho/2001 (período seco e janeiro/2002 (período chuvoso, em 10 pontos ao longo da lagoa do Campelo com determinações de parâmetros limnológicos e quantificação de componentes nutricionais e bioquímicos das macrófitas aquáticas; RESULTADOS: Elevados valores de condutividade elétrica e alcalinidade explicam a distribuição espacial das macrófitas estudadas, e os valores de pH (<9,0, supersaturação de O2 e subsaturação de CO2 sugerem uma elevada produção primária, tanto fitoplanctônica quanto de macrófitas submersas. Para os nutrientes avaliados nas macrófitas aquáticas, variações sazonais significativas foram observadas no conteúdo de fósforo total (p < 0,05, de nitrogênio total e carbono total, entretanto, sem qualquer padrão definido entre períodos sazonais e macrófitas. Observou-se tendência às maiores concentrações de P nos tecidos das macr

  13. Remote sensing of California estuaries: Monitoring climate change and invasive species

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    Mulitsch, Melinda Jennifer

    The spread of invasive species and climate change are among the most serious global environmental threats. The goal of this dissertation was to link inter-annual climate change and biological invasions at a landscape scale using novel remote sensing techniques applied to the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta Estuary. I evaluated the use of hyperspectral imagery for detecting invasive aquatic species in the Delta using 3 m HyMap hyperspectral imagery. The target invasive aquatics weeds were the emergent water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and the submerged Brazilian waterweed (Egeria densa). Data were analyzed using linear spectral mixture analysis (SMA). The results show the weeds were mapped with a classification accuracy of 90.6% compared to 2003 sample sites and 82.6% accuracy compared to 2004 sample sites. Brazilian waterweed locations were successfully mapped but the abundances were overestimated because we did not separate it from other submerged aquatic vegatation (SAV). I evaluated 3 m HyMap imagery, from 2004, for SAV species in the Delta, including: Brazilian waterweed ( Egeria densa), Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum ), curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum), American pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus), fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana), and common elodea (Elodea canadensis). Data were analyzed using SMA with a classification accuracy of 84.4%. Spectral simulations of Brazilian waterweed and American pondweed show how spectral properties can change at different water depths and varying water quality. Finally I address the effect of inter-annual climate change on the estuary ecology in the San Francisco Bay by analyzing current (2002) and historical (1994-1996) Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) datasets to map salt marsh species distribution. The species in the estuary, Salicornia virginica, Spartinia foliosa, Scirpus robustus, and Distichlis spicata undergo dramatic changes in

  14. Variación espacio-temporal del nitrógeno y fósforo en el embalse del Neusa

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    Juan Pablo Niño Garcia

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    Full Text Available El Embalse del Neusa es un cuerpo de agua oligo-mesotrófico ubicado en la cordillera oriental de los Andes colombianos, utilizado en la regulación de caudales del río Neusa y en la distribución de agua para consumo. Allí se analizaron la variación espacial del nitrógeno y el fósforo y sus tasas de sedimentación, se indagó sobre su relación con la distribución de Egeria densa en el embalse. Para hacer una aproximación a la incidencia de las comunidades litorales sobre la variación del nitrógeno y fósforo se hicieron estimaciones de los porcentajes de nitrógeno y fósforo contenidos tanto en la biomasa como en la necromasa macrofíticas y se estudió su variación en el tiempo durante los procesos de descomposición in situ. En este trabajo se encontró que las diferencias temporales y espaciales en los contenidos de nitrógeno y fósforo en la columna de agua respondieron a las fluctuaciones estacionales de las afluencias y cambios de nivel del agua, así como a la distribución espacial de E. densa;. esta última se relacionó con el aumento en las tasas de sedimentación del seston, nitrógeno y fósforo. Durante la descomposición estos dos nutrientes se perdieron rápidamente en los primeros días, volviéndose limitantes para los microorganismos descomponedores en fases posteriores del proceso. Estos recurren a nutrientes disueltos, escasos en la columna de agua, que en consecuencia pueden ser limitantes para los procesos de descomposició.

  15. In search of the proton channel : An electrophysiological study on the polar leaves of Elodea densa and Potamogeton lucens

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    Miedema, Hendrik

    1992-01-01

    In tegenstelling tot het mechanisme waarmee ionen als K+, CI- en Ca2+, biologische membranen passeren, is over het mechanisme van passief proton (H+) transport nog erg weinig bekend. Een van de oorzaken is dat isotoopstudies niet kunnen worden gebruikt voor dit type transport. Voorts is

  16. Comportamiento de mezclas asfálticas densas a partir del ensayo de viga semicircular simplemente apoyada

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    Luis Alberto Paredes Chérrez

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available La caracterización mecánica y dinámica de mezclas asfálticas es costosa y demorada por la complejidad y el número de ensayos necesarios para su ejecución. Sin embargo, algunas investigaciones han tratado de establecer correlaciones con ensayos más sencillos, rápidos y económicos. Por esta razón, el objetivo principal de esta investigación fue establecer la viabilidad del uso del ensayo de Viga Semicircular Simplemente Apoyada (SCB en la caracterización de mezclas asfálticas cerradas con granulometrías del Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano (IDU y del Instituto Nacional de Vías (Invias, con diferentes propiedades. El estudio inició con la fabricación de probetas SCB con diferentes materiales (agregados, asfaltos, asfaltita, asfalto reciclado y cal y procesos de compactación (vibrocompación y con prensa giratoria. Los ensayos se realizaron a una velocidad de 1 mm/min, una temperatura de 15 °Cy con la medición de los parámetros carga máxima, desplazamiento a carga máxima, energía liberada durante el proceso de fisuración, índice de rigidez a tracción e índice de tenacidad y variables definidas en el ensayo Fénix. De los resultados obtenidos, se pudo establecer que irrelevantemente del material empleado, el periodo de envejecimiento, el nivel de compactación y el reemplazo de filler, el ensayo SCB y los parámetros calculados evidencian el comportamiento de las mezclas asfálticas estudiadas y plantear su uso como herramienta.

  17. LA CLASE MEDIA ARGENTINA Y EL PIQUETE AGROPUECUARIO: CATEGORÍAS PARA UNA DESCRIPCIÓN DENSA

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    Valeria Rodríguez Lamas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La clase media argentina constituye uno de los actores sociales determinantes en la arena política. Durante el paro agropecuario que tuvo lugar entre los meses de marzo y julio de 2008, la clase media se manifestó pública y espontáneamente a favor de los grupos agrarios de poder. El presente artículo propone un recorrido por algunos de los dispositivos simbólicos y prácticos que subyacieron a las acciones singulares de esta clase durante el conflicto, proponiendo aristas para una reflexión social prolífica y substancial.

  18. LA CLASE MEDIA ARGENTINA Y EL PIQUETE AGROPUECUARIO: CATEGORÍAS PARA UNA DESCRIPCIÓN DENSA

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    Valeria Rodríguez Lamas

    2008-01-01

    La clase media argentina constituye uno de los actores sociales determinantes en la arena política. Durante el paro agropecuario que tuvo lugar entre los meses de marzo y julio de 2008, la clase media se manifestó pública y espontáneamente a favor de los grupos agrarios de poder. El presente artículo propone un recorrido por algunos de los dispositivos simbólicos y prácticos que subyacieron a las acciones singulares de esta clase durante el conflicto, proponiendo aristas para una reflexión s...

  19. Evaluation of the Environmental DNA Method for Estimating Distribution and Biomass of Submerged Aquatic Plants.

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    Matsuhashi, Saeko; Doi, Hideyuki; Fujiwara, Ayaka; Watanabe, Sonoko; Minamoto, Toshifumi

    2016-01-01

    The environmental DNA (eDNA) method has increasingly been recognized as a powerful tool for monitoring aquatic animal species; however, its application for monitoring aquatic plants is limited. To evaluate eDNA analysis for estimating the distribution of aquatic plants, we compared its estimated distributions with eDNA analysis, visual observation, and past distribution records for the submerged species Hydrilla verticillata. Moreover, we conducted aquarium experiments using H. verticillata and Egeria densa and analyzed the relationships between eDNA concentrations and plant biomass to investigate the potential for biomass estimation. The occurrences estimated by eDNA analysis closely corresponded to past distribution records, and eDNA detections were more frequent than visual observations, indicating that the method is potentially more sensitive. The results of the aquarium experiments showed a positive relationship between plant biomass and eDNA concentration; however, the relationship was not always significant. The eDNA concentration peaked within three days of the start of the experiment in most cases, suggesting that plants do not release constant amounts of DNA. These results showed that eDNA analysis can be used for distribution surveys, and has the potential to estimate the biomass of aquatic plants.

  20. Polluting macrophytes Colombian lake Fúquene used as substrate by edible fungus Pleurotus ostreatus.

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    Martínez-Nieto, Patricia; García-Gómez, Gustavo; Mora-Ortiz, Laura; Robles-Camargo, George

    2014-01-01

    Invasive aquatic plants from Lake Fúquene (Cundinamarca, Colombia), water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes C. Mart.) and Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa Planch.) have been removed mechanically from the lake and can be used for edible mushrooms production. The growth of the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) on these aquatic macrophytes was investigated in order to evaluate the possible use of fruiting bodies and spent biomass in food production for human and animal nutrition, respectively. Treatments included: water hyacinth, Brazilian elodea, sawdust, rice hulls and their combinations, inoculated with P. ostreatus at 3%. Water hyacinth mixed with sawdust stimulated significantly fruiting bodies production (P = 3.3 × 10(-7)) with 71% biological efficacy, followed by water hyacinth with rice husk (55%) and elodea with rice husk (48%), all of these have protein contents between 26 and 47%. Loss of lignin (0.9-21.6%), cellulose (3.7-58.3%) and hemicellulose (1.9-53.8%) and increment in vitro digestibility (16.7-139.3%) and reducing sugars (73.4-838.4%) were observed in most treatments. Treatments spent biomass presented Relative Forage Values (RFV) from 46.1 to 232.4%. The results demonstrated the fungus degrading ability and its potential use in aquatic macrophytes conversion biomass into digestible ruminant feed as added value to the fruiting bodies production for human nutrition.

  1. Integrated Multi-Trophic Recirculating Aquaculture System for Nile Tilapia (Oreochlomis niloticus

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    Puchong Sri-uam

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    Full Text Available Three densities of the sex-reversed male Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (20, 25, 50 fish/m3 were cultivated in an integrated multi-trophic recirculating aquaculture system (IMRAS that involves the ecological relationship between several living organisms, i.e., phytoplankton, zooplankton, and aquatic plants. The results indicated that, by providing proper interdependency between various species of living organisms, the concentrations of ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and phosphate in the system were maintained below dangerous levels for Nile tilapia throughout the cultivation period. The highest wet weight productivity of Nile tilapia of 11 ± 1 kg was achieved at a fish density of 50 fish/m3. The aquatic plants in the treatment tank could effectively uptake the unwanted nitrogen (N and phosphorus (P compounds with the highest removal efficiencies of 9.52% and 11.4%, respectively. The uptake rates of nitrogen and phosphorus by aquatic plants could be ranked from high to low as: Egeria densa > Ceratophyllum demersum > Vallisneria spiralis and Vallisneria americana > Hygrophila difformis. The remaining N was further degraded through nitrification process, whereas the remaining P could well precipitate in the soil sediment in the treatment tank.

  2. EFFECTS OF AQUATIC VEGETATION ON THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF GRUNDULUS BOGOTENSIS, HUMBOLDT 1821 (CHARACIFORMES: CHARACIDAE

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    RIVERA-RONDÓN CARLOS ALBERTO

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    Full Text Available G. bogotensis has a geographic distribution restricted to the Colombian Cundiboyacenseplateau, it is listed as near threatened, and research on its autoecology is scarce. Threecollections were made in 2006 in the Fúquene Lake, Cundinamarca, Colombia (5°27’ 55’’ N, 75° 46’ 19’’ W to describe the habitats occupied by G. bogotensis and todetermine its vertical and horizontal distribution. Three sampling zones were selectedaccording to the type of dominant macrophyte (Eichornia crassipes, Schoenoplectussp. and Egeria densa. In each sampling zone two different cylindrical sampling traps(cloth and PVC were placed at three depths: surface, mid-depth and bottom. Threereplicates were used for each depth and type of trap. Traps were exposed for 24 hoursand checked every 6 hours. In addition to the traps, sampling by electrofishing wasconducted in each sampling zone during every month. To characterize the study area,physical and chemical variables were analyzed and the structure of phytoplankton,zooplankton, periphyton, and macroinvertebrate communities was studied. Resultsshowed spatial differences on G. bogotensis habitat occupation and differences incaptures at each depth, which depend on the dominant type of aquatic vegetationand size of individual. We conclude that only cylindrical cloth traps are suitable toconduct population studies of G. bogotensis

  3. Improvements in the use of aquatic herbicides and establishment of future research directions

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    Getsinger, K.D.; Netherland, M.D.; Grue, C.E.; Koschnick, T.J.

    2008-01-01

    Peer-reviewed literature over the past 20 years identifies significant changes and improvements in chemical control strategies used to manage nuisance submersed vegetation. The invasive exotic plants hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata L.f. Royle) and Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.) continue to spread and remain the plant species of greatest concern for aquatic resource managers at the national scale. Emerging exotic weeds of regional concern such as egeria (Egeria densa Planch.), curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus L.), and hygrophila (Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anders), as well as native plants such as variable watermilfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum Michx), and cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana Gray) are invasive outside their home ranges. In addition, there is always the threat of new plant introductions such as African elodea (Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss) or narrow-leaf anacharis (Egeria najas Planchon). The registration of the bleaching herbicide fluridone in the mid 1980s for whole-lake and large-scale management stimulated numerous lines of research involving reduction of use rates, plant selectivity, residue monitoring, and impacts on fisheries. In addition to numerous advances, the specificity of fluridone for a single plant enzyme led to the first documented case of herbicide resistance in aquatic plant management. The resistance of hydrilla to fluridone has stimulated a renewed interest by industry and others in the registration of alternative modes of action for aquatic use. These newer chemistries tend to be enzyme-specific compounds with favorable non-target toxicity profiles. Registration efforts have been facilitated by increased cooperation between key federal government agencies that have aquatic weed control and research responsibilities, and regulators within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). We reviewed past and current research efforts to identify areas in need of further investigation and to establish

  4. Paleolimnological studies of Laguna Chica of San Pedro (VIII Region: Diatoms, hydrocarbons and fatty acid records Estudio Paleolimnológico de Laguna Chica de San Pedro (VIII Región: Diatomeas, hidrocarburos y ácidos grasos

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    ROBERTO URRUTIA

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    Full Text Available Diatom, hydrocarbons and fatty acid sedimentary records were used for reconstructing the recent (last 150 years palaeolimnological history of Laguna Chica of San Pedro (Concepción, VIII Región, Chile. Cluster analyses (Constrained Incremental Sum of Squares on the diatom data revealed three distinct periods. The first period (1883-1940's showed a pronounced increase in sedimentation rate and a slight increase in organic matter accumulation. In this period, eutrophic species (Aulacoseira granulata and Staurosira construens became increasingly dominant. From the 1940s until the 1970s the diatom signal is more equivocal: after the initial decrease in the relative abundance of A. granulata and S. construens their numbers fluctuate without a clear pattern. Sedimentation rates strongly fluctuate in this period. From 1978 onwards eutrophic species are in decline while indicators of oligotrophic conditions, such as Cyclotella stelligera and Aulacoseira distans, become more abundant. This shift in the lake trophic status could not be attributed to a reduction in the nutrient load from the catchment and we hypothesize that the invasion of the lake by the submersed macrophyte Egeria densa has altered nutrient availability to the plankton communities. This is in agreement with the hydrocarbons and fatty acid analyses which demonstrate a shift in carbon number distributions from short chain alkanes and alkanoic acids (typical for microalgae to long chain molecules (characteristic for higher plants in the upper layers of the lake sedimentSe realizó la reconstrucción histórica de los últimos 150 años de Laguna Chica de San Pedro (Concepción, VIII Región, Chile, a través de la utilización de los restos de diatomeas, hidrocarburos y ácidos grasos contenidos en la columna de sedimento. El análisis estratigráfico de las diatomeas reveló la presencia de tres períodos diferentes. El primer período (1883-1940's, mostró un marcado aumento de las

  5. Biotic or abiotic factors: which has greater influence in determining the structure of rotifers in semi-arid reservoirs?

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    Daniele Jovem da Silva Azevêdo

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    Full Text Available ObjectiveThe objective of this study is to evaluate whether the distribution of structural attributes of rotifers in reservoirs in the semiarid region is more strongly influenced by abiotic or biotic environmental factors (density of cyanobacteria.MethodSampling occurred in two reservoirs in the Paraíba Basin, northeastern Brazil (Poções and Camalaú during April and June 2012. Eight sampling points were distributed at two stations in each reservoir: the region near the entrance of the main tributary and region of the dam and collections were made in the limnetic and littoral zone in every season. To assess the abiotic influence and density of cyanobacteria in the distribution of the structural attributes of rotifers, environmental variables bivariate correlation was conducted in series.ResultsIn Poções reservoir, the distribution of rotifer biomass was negatively related to the density of cyanobacteria; among the environmental variables, chlorophyll-a and total nitrogen were negatively related to all of the tested structural attributes, while the concentrations of total phosphorus were strongly related to the abundance of rotifers. In the Camalaú reservoir, the biomass was a structural attribute with a stronger correlation to the density of cyanobacteria; between the environmental variables and Egeria densa, nitrate was negatively related to all of the attributes tested, while transparency was moderately related to the abundance, biomass and richness as well as Chara sp. with abundance.ConclusionsAssemblages of rotifers are more clearly related to environmental conditions, especially those indicative of trophic conditions, despite the density of cyanobacteria having been a factor that was positively related to the structural characteristics of rotifers and thus indicative of such structural assemblies. This can be used for analysis of local environmental condition factors.

  6. Invasion strategies in clonal aquatic plants: are phenotypic differences caused by phenotypic plasticity or local adaptation?

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    Riis, Tenna; Lambertini, Carla; Olesen, Birgit; Clayton, John S.; Brix, Hans; Sorrell, Brian K.

    2010-01-01

    Background and Aims The successful spread of invasive plants in new environments is often linked to multiple introductions and a diverse gene pool that facilitates local adaptation to variable environmental conditions. For clonal plants, however, phenotypic plasticity may be equally important. Here the primary adaptive strategy in three non-native, clonally reproducing macrophytes (Egeria densa, Elodea canadensis and Lagarosiphon major) in New Zealand freshwaters were examined and an attempt was made to link observed differences in plant morphology to local variation in habitat conditions. Methods Field populations with a large phenotypic variety were sampled in a range of lakes and streams with different chemical and physical properties. The phenotypic plasticity of the species before and after cultivation was studied in a common garden growth experiment, and the genetic diversity of these same populations was also quantified. Key Results For all three species, greater variation in plant characteristics was found before they were grown in standardized conditions. Moreover, field populations displayed remarkably little genetic variation and there was little interaction between habitat conditions and plant morphological characteristics. Conclusions The results indicate that at the current stage of spread into New Zealand, the primary adaptive strategy of these three invasive macrophytes is phenotypic plasticity. However, while limited, the possibility that genetic diversity between populations may facilitate ecotypic differentiation in the future cannot be excluded. These results thus indicate that invasive clonal aquatic plants adapt to new introduced areas by phenotypic plasticity. Inorganic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous were important in controlling plant size of E. canadensis and L. major, but no other relationships between plant characteristics and habitat conditions were apparent. This implies that within-species differences in plant size can be explained

  7. The prioritisation of a short list of alien plants for risk analysis within the framework of the Regulation (EU No. 1143/2014

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    Rob Tanner

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    Full Text Available Thirty-seven alien plant species, pre-identified by horizon scanning exercises were prioritised for pest risk analysis (PRA using a modified version of the EPPO Prioritisation Process designed to be compliant with the EU Regulation 1143/2014. In Stage 1, species were categorised into one of four lists – a Residual List, EU List of Minor Concern, EU Observation List and the EU List of Invasive Alien Plants. Only those species included in the latter proceeded to the risk management stage where their priority for PRA was assessed. Due to medium or high spread potential coupled with high impacts twenty-two species were included in the EU List of Invasive Alien Plants and proceeded to Stage 2. Four species (Ambrosia trifida, Egeria densa, Fallopia baldschuanica and Oxalis pes-caprae were assigned to the EU Observation List due to moderate or low impacts. Albizia lebbeck, Clematis terniflora, Euonymus japonicus, Lonicera morrowii, Prunus campanulata and Rubus rosifolius were assigned to the residual list due to a current lack of information on impacts. Similarly, Cornus sericea and Hydrilla verticillata were assigned to the Residual List due to unclear taxonomy and uncertainty in native status, respectively. Chromolaena odorata, Cryptostegia grandiflora and Sphagneticola trilobata were assigned to the Residual List as it is unlikely they will establish in the Union under current climatic conditions. In the risk management stage, Euonymus fortunei, Ligustrum sinense and Lonicera maackii were considered a low priority for PRA as they do not exhibit invasive tendencies despite being widely cultivated in the EU over several decades. Nineteen species were identified as having a high priority for a PRA (Acacia dealbata, Ambrosia confertiflora, Andropogon virginicus, Cardiospermum grandiflorum, Celastrus orbiculatus, Cinnamomum camphora, Cortaderia jubata, Ehrharta calycina, Gymnocoronis spilanthoides, Hakea sericea, Humulus scandens, Hygrophila polysperma

  8. Tree Mortality following Prescribed Fire and a Storm Surge Event in Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa Forests in the Florida Keys, USA

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    Jay P. Sah

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    Full Text Available In fire-dependent forests, managers are interested in predicting the consequences of prescribed burning on postfire tree mortality. We examined the effects of prescribed fire on tree mortality in Florida Keys pine forests, using a factorial design with understory type, season, and year of burn as factors. We also used logistic regression to model the effects of burn season, fire severity, and tree dimensions on individual tree mortality. Despite limited statistical power due to problems in carrying out the full suite of planned experimental burns, associations with tree and fire variables were observed. Post-fire pine tree mortality was negatively correlated with tree size and positively correlated with char height and percent crown scorch. Unlike post-fire mortality, tree mortality associated with storm surge from Hurricane Wilma was greater in the large size classes. Due to their influence on population structure and fuel dynamics, the size-selective mortality patterns following fire and storm surge have practical importance for using fire as a management tool in Florida Keys pinelands in the future, particularly when the threats to their continued existence from tropical storms and sea level rise are expected to increase.

  9. Avaliação do reaproveitamento de areia de fundição como agregado em misturas asfálticas densas

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    Benedito Coutinho Neto

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    A areia de fundição é um resíduo sólido industrial oriundo da etapa de desmoldagem de peças metálicas no processo de produção de fundidos. Esse resíduo, dependendo do processo de fundição utilizado (moldagem a verde, moldagem em casca, moldagem com resina sintética e outros) e do material moldado, pode conter elementos e/ou compostos químicos que podem causar impacto ambiental. As substâncias que podem estar presentes na areia de fundição são provenientes, em parte, do tipo de metal moldado e...

  10. Evaluación de las Propiedades Mecánicas de una Mezcla Densa en Caliente Modificada con un Desecho de PVC

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    Hugo A. Rondón-Quintana

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo evaluó en laboratorio, la resistencia mecánica bajo carga monotónica, el módulo resiliente y la resistencia a la deformación permanente que experimenta una mezcla asfáltica cuando se modifica con un desecho de policloruro de vinilo (PVC por vía húmeda. Adicionalmente, fue evaluada durante 21 meses, la influencia del medio ambiente de la ciudad de Bogotá D.C. sobre las propiedades mecánicas de la mezcla modificada. De los resultados obtenidos se concluye que la resistencia mecánica de la mezcla asfáltica modificada es superior en comparación con la convencional. La tendencia general de las mezclas con el tiempo de exposición al medio ambiente de Bogotá D.C. es experimentar un aumento en los valores de rigidez debido principalmente a procesos de endurecimiento por envejecimiento del ligante asfáltico. Sin embargo, para el caso de las mezclas fabricadas con CA 60-70 y modificadas con PVC en los primeros 15 meses de exposición, la rigidez disminuye por efecto de micro-fisuración térmica.

  11. Análisis de un asfalto modificado con icopor y su incidencia en una mezcla asfáltica densa en caliente

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    Ana Sofía Figueroa Infante

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    Full Text Available En esta investigación se presentan los resultados obtenidos al elaborar una mezcla asfáltica MDC-2 con asfalto modificado con Icopor (poliestireno, resultado de la trituración de vasos desechables, con el ánimo de mejorar las propiedades mecánicas de las mezclas tipo rodadura y garantizar la durabilidad de las mismas bajo las solicitaciones impuestas en el período de diseño. Para el diseño se realizó la caracterización de los materiales pétreos, pertenecientes a una de las canteras de mayor utilización en la Sabana de Bogotá, del asfalto producido en Barrancabermeja, Santander, y del poliestireno obtenido de los desechos no biodegradables. El método em-pleado para la obtención de los porcentajes óptimos de asfalto-agregados-icopor, fue el Marshall. Se realizaron los siguientes ensayos: el estudio del asfalto teniendo en cuenta el envejecimiento, el comportamiento dinámico de la mezcla a partir de los ensayos de fatiga trapezoidal para 20°C y 30°C y para deformaciones de 90x10-6, 150x10-6 y 220x10-6m, ahuellamiento para una carga de 13 toneladas, similar a la del eje más pesado de un bus de Transmilenio, módulo dinámico para 15°C, 20°C y 30°C y para las frecuencias de 2.5, 5 y 10Hz. Los resultados obtenidos se contrastaron con los de una mezcla asfáltica convencional. Como conclusiones de esta investigación se destacan: la disminución en más de un 50% de la deformación plástica ocurrida por el paso de vehículos de 13 ton, de acuerdo con el modelo utilizado, el aumento de la estabilidad de la mezcla asfáltica conservando un menor peso y la posibilidad de inclusión de estos materiales de desecho que impactan el am-biente pero contribuyen con la resistencia de un material como el concreto asfáltico, entre otros.

  12. Desarrollo de membranas híbridas, densas y porosas, con materiales microporosos inorgánicos, para PEM de alta temperatura y aplicaciones catalíticas

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    Eguizábal Alguacil, Adela; Pina Iritia, María Pilar

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    INTRODUCCIÓN El mercado energético en la actualidad demanda fuentes de energía fiables, de bajo coste, y con bajo impacto ambiental. El desarrollo de sistemas de conversión de energía más eficientes, viables económicamente y no contaminantes es una necesidad cada vez más acuciante y, también, uno de los grandes retos tecnológicos a los que se enfrenta la humanidad en el siglo XXI. Las pilas de combustible producen más energía con menor cantidad de combustible que los motores térmicos convenci...

  13. Paridade de Anopheles cruzii em Floresta Ombrófila Densa no Sul do Brasil Anopheles cruzii parity in dense rain forest in Southern Brazil

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    Ana Caroline Dalla Bona

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conhecer a paridade e desenvolvimento ovariano da espécie Anopheles cruzii, durante os períodos estacionais. MÉTODOS: As capturas foram realizadas quinzenalmente, no período matutino, de abril/2004 a abril/2005, no Parque Estadual do Palmito, município de Paranaguá litoral do Estado do Paraná. Mosquitos adultos foram capturados usando a técnica pouso homem. As dissecções foram feitas utilizando-se a técnica de Detinova e de Polovodova e a avaliação do desenvolvimento folicular, segundo os critérios de Christophers e Mer. RESULTADOS: Foram dissecadas 208 fêmeas de Anopheles cruzii. A maioria das fêmeas dissecadas nas estações eram nulíparas. Sendo que 14,4% eram nulíparas com folículo além do estádio II de Christophers & Mer, o que evidencia o exercício da hematofagia previamente à primeira oviposição. Observou-se que as populações de Anopheles cruzii são constituídas de indivíduos jovens, talvez em razão da alta mortalidade de fêmeas paridas. CONCLUSÕES: A provável discordância gonotrófica das fêmeas dissecadas é importante do ponto de vista epidemiológico, considerando que a fêmea pode procurar mais de um hospedeiro para completar a maturação dos seus ovos.OBJECTIVE: To determine the parity and ovarian development of Anopheles cruzii species during the seasons. METHODS: Collections were carried out fortnightly in the morning in the Palmito State Park in the municipality of Paranaguá, Southern Brazil, between April 2004 and April 2005. Adult mosquitoes were captured using human landing rate. Dissections were performed using Detinova's and Polovodova's methods and follicular development was assessed following Christophers and Mer's criteria. RESULTS: A total of 208 specimens of Anopheles cruzii were dissected. Most females dissected were nulliparous in the seasons; 14.4% of them were found to be nulliparous above Christophers and Mer's stage II, which shows previous blood meal prior to the first oviposition. It was observed that Anopheles cruzii populations comprised young mosquitoes, probably due to high mortality among parous females. CONCLUSIONS: The likely gonotrophic discordance is epidemiologically relevant because female mosquitoes can search for more than one host to complete the maturation of their eggs.

  14. Diversidade dos Belytinae (Hymenoptera: Diaprioidea: Diapriidae) ao longo de um gradiente latitudinal de Mata Atlântica Ombrófila Densa

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    Os principais objetivos deste trabalho foram conhecer a distribuição da riqueza dos Hymenoptera parasitoides Diapriidae Belytinae ao longo de um gradiente latitudinal da Mata Atlântica e explicar as causas do padrão de riqueza encontrado por comparação com os padrões descritos para outros grupos. Os Belytinae exercem papel chave na regulação natural de populações de muitas espécies de Mycetophilidae e Sciaridae (Diptera) e o conhecimento sobre a diversidade desta subfamília no bioma Mata Atlâ...

  15. Tree Mortality following Prescribed Fire and a Storm Surge Event in Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa) Forests in the Florida Keys, USA

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    Sah, J.P.; Ross, M.S.; Ross, M.S.; Ogurcak, D.E.; Snyder, J.R.

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    In fire-dependent forests, managers are interested in predicting the consequences of prescribed burning on post fire tree mortality. We examined the effects of prescribed fire on tree mortality in Florida Keys pine forests, using a factorial design with under story type, season, and year of burn as factors. We also used logistic regression to model the effects of burn season, fire severity, and tree dimensions on individual tree mortality. Despite limited statistical power due to problems in carrying out the full suite of planned experimental burns, associations with tree and fire variables were observed. Post-fire pine tree mortality was negatively correlated with tree size and positively correlated with char height and percent crown scorch. Unlike post-fire mortality, tree mortality associated with storm surge from Hurricane Wilma was greater in the large size classes. Due to their influence on population structure and fuel dynamics, the size-selective mortality patterns following fire and storm surge have practical importance for using fire as a management tool in Florida Keys pine lands in the future, particularly when the threats to their continued existence from tropical storms and sea level rise are expected to increase.

  16. Tree mortality following prescribed fire and a storm surge event in Slash Pine (pinus elliottii var. densa) forests in the Florida Keys, USA

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    Sah, Jay P.; Ross, Michael S.; Snyder, James R.; Ogurcak, Danielle E.

    2010-01-01

    In fire-dependent forests, managers are interested in predicting the consequences of prescribed burning on postfire tree mortality. We examined the effects of prescribed fire on tree mortality in Florida Keys pine forests, using a factorial design with understory type, season, and year of burn as factors. We also used logistic regression to model the effects of burn season, fire severity, and tree dimensions on individual tree mortality. Despite limited statistical power due to problems in carrying out the full suite of planned experimental burns, associations with tree and fire variables were observed. Post-fire pine tree mortality was negatively correlated with tree size and positively correlated with char height and percent crown scorch. Unlike post-fire mortality, tree mortality associated with storm surge from Hurricane Wilma was greater in the large size classes. Due to their influence on population structure and fuel dynamics, the size-selective mortality patterns following fire and storm surge have practical importance for using fire as a management tool in Florida Keys pinelands in the future, particularly when the threats to their continued existence from tropical storms and sea level rise are expected to increase.

  17. EFICIÊNCIA DE SOLUÇÕES DENSAS NO FRACIONAMENTO FÍSICO DA MATÉRIA ORGÂNICA DO SOLO

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    Paulo Cesar Conceição

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    Full Text Available Os mecanismos de estabilização da matéria orgânica (MO têm sido estudados em solos tropicais e subtropicais brasileiros; no entanto, poucos trabalhos avaliaram a influência da parte metodológica do uso das soluções nos resultados obtidos. Objetivou-se avaliar a eficiência de duas soluções salinas (iodeto de sódio - NaI 1,8 kg dm-3 e politungstato de sódio - PTS 2,0 kg dm-3 na separação de frações densimétricas da MO em dois solos (Argissolo Vermelho do sul do Brasil - 220 g kg-1 argila e Latossolo Vermelho do Cerrado - 630 g kg-1 argila e o reflexo dessa eficiência na magnitude e importância do mecanismo de proteção física por oclusão em agregados no acúmulo de MO em solos brasileiros. Amostras de solo coletadas nas camadas de 0,00-0,05; 0,05-0,10; e 0,10-0,20 m foram submetidas ao fracionamento físico densimétrico e separadas as frações leve livre (FLL, leve-oclusa (FLO e pesada (FP da MO do solo. O uso de PTS 2,0 kg dm-3 aumentou o rendimento de carbono orgânico (CO das FLL e FLO em ambos os solos em relação à solução de NaI 1,8 kg dm-3, sendo o efeito mais pronunciado na FLO. A utilização do sistema plantio direto (PD aumentou os estoques de CO total na camada de 0,00-0,05 m do Argissolo em relação ao solo em preparo convencional (PC. O mecanismo de proteção física da MO por oclusão em agregados foi efetivo no aumento dos estoques de C do solo, sendo responsável por aproximadamente ⅓ do acúmulo na camada superficial do Argissolo (0,00-0,05 m. Para o Latossolo, não houve diferenças entre o estoque de CO total do PD e do PC, porém o solo sob PD apresentou acúmulo de aproximadamente ⅔ do estoque de C como FLO na camada superficial do solo. A proteção física por oclusão em agregados é um mecanismo expressivo na estabilização e sequestro de C em solos tropicais e subtropicais, cuja importância pode ser mascarada pela baixa eficiência da solução de NaI em estudos de fracionamento densimétrico da MO do solo.

  18. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from 12 sites in American Samoa, 2005-2009. (NODC Accession 0068364)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Benthic transects were repeated at 12 sites around Tutuila at various depths on the reef slopes and flats. Benthic coverage categories include coral species,...

  19. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008 (NODC Accession 0066319)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set was derived from surveys in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Pago Pago (Rainmaker and Aua), and Fagasa (Sita Bay and Cape Larsen) conducted in...

  20. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008. (NODC Accession 0066319)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set was derived from surveys in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Pago Pago (Rainmaker and Aua), and Fagasa (Sita Bay and Cape Larsen) conducted in...

  1. Trace elements in bivalves from the Rio Cruces, Chile, trace watershed evolution after a major earthquake and challenge a postulated chemical spill from a pulp plant

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    Risk, M.; Burchell, M.; Nairn, R.; Tubrett, M.; Forsterra, G.

    2009-05-01

    In May, 1960, the largest recorded earthquake in the history of the planet hit southern Chile, dropping part of the course of the Rio Cruces by 2m and creating an extensive wetland. The Brazilian Waterweed Egeria densa colonised the area, and became a primary food source for large populations of the Black-necked Swan, Cygnus melancoryphus. In 2004, a large pulp mill commenced operations upstream on the river. According to local reports, immediately after the opening of the plant, the weed died and the swans left. There was public outcry, and a search for a cause or a culprit. It was postulated that some sort of chemical spill from the plant caused the weed to die, resulting in departure of the swans. In 2008, we collected specimens of the bivalve Diplodon chilensis from several locations downstream from the Plant and towards the wetland to see if there was evidence of a chemical spill recorded in the shells. We prepared thin-sections of the shells to observe growth line development and patterns. Additionally, shell samples were analysed for stable oxygen isotopes and trace elements, using LA-ICP/MS. Based on annual growth lines, some of the bivalves were long-lived, with an age of more than 50 years. These individuals settled in the river shortly after the earthquake, and have lived there continuously ever since. Annual and sub-annual banding was clear, and the annual cyclicity of the major bands was verified with oxygen isotope analysis. There are no changes in growth corresponding to 2004. Trace element scans provided a wealth of information on the evolution of this earthquake-impacted wetland. Barium, Strontium and Manganese all showed strong annual cyclicity. From the analysis of older specimens, we interpret the high peaks of the Ba signal as reflecting soil erosion-Ba peaks are large immediately after the earthquake, then they diminish through time. Sr is likely a temperature signal, and Mn reflects runoff. Minor peaks in Cu, As and Pb probably reflect

  2. Evaluation of invasions and declines of submersed aquatic macrophytes

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    Chambers, P.A.; Barko, J.W.; Smith, C.S.

    1993-01-01

    During the past 60 yr, sightings of aquatic macrophyte species in geographic regions where they had previously not been found have occurred with increasing frequency, apparently due to both greater dispersal of the plants as a result of human activities as well as better documentation of plant distribution. Intercontinental invasions, such as Myriophyllum spicatum and Hydrilla into North America, Elodea canadensis into Europe and Elodea nuttallii, Egeria densa and Cabomba caroliniana into Japan, have generally been well documented. However, the spread of an exotic species across a continent after its initial introduction (e.g., Potamogeton crispus in North America) or the expansion of a species native to a continent into hitherto unexploited territory (e.g.,the expansion of the North American native Myriophyllum heterophyllum into New England) have received little attention. Natural declines in aquatic macrophyte communities have also received little scientific study although there are many accounts of macrophyte declines. The best-documented example comes from the marine literature where extensive declines of eelgrass (Zostera) occurred in the 1930s along the Atlantic coast due to a pathogenic marine slime mold (''wasting disease''). The aim of this workshop was to identify examples of invasions or natural declines of aquatic macrophyte species throughout the world and assess the importance of environmental factors in their control. Forty-five scientists and aquatic plant managers from ten countries participated in the workshop. Eleven of the participants contributed written evaluations of species invasions and declines in their geo-graphic region. These were distributed to registered participants prior to the meeting and served as the starting-point of workshop discussions. To address the topics raised in the working papers, the participants divided into four working groups to evaluate: 1. Environmental controls of species invasions. 2. Biotic controls of species

  3. Evaluación de las propiedades mecánicas de una mezcla densa en caliente modificada con asfaltita/Mechanical Properties Evaluation of a hot Asphalt Mixture Modified with Asphaltite

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    Hugo Alexander Rondón Quintana

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo evaluó en laboratorio la resistencia mecánica bajo carga monotónica, el módulo resiliente y la resistencia a la deformación permanente que experimenta una mezcla asfáltica cuando se modifica con una asfaltita. Adicionalmente, fue evaluada durante dos años, la influencia del medio ambiente de la ciudad de Bogotá D.C., sobre las propiedades mecánicas de la mezcla modificada. Se concluye que la resistencia mecánica de la mezcla asfáltica modificada incrementa en comparación con la convencional. La tendencia general de las mezclas con el tiempo de exposición al medio ambiente de Bogotá D.C., es experimentar un aumento en los valores de rigidez debido principalmente a procesos de endurecimiento por envejecimiento del ligante asfáltico. Sin embargo, para el caso de las mezclas modificadas y fabricadas con CA 60-70 en los primeros cinco meses de exposición, la rigidez disminuye.The strength under monotonic load, resilient modulus and rutting were evaluated on a hot-mix asphalt (HMAmodified with a natural sphaltite. Additionally, the influence of the environmental conditions of BogotáD.C., was evaluated during two years on the mechanical properties of a modified asphalt mixture. The results show that the mechanical properties evaluated were better for the HMA mixes modified in compared with those with neat asphalts. The asphaltite produces higher mechanical resistance in HMA. The general tendency of the mixtures is increase the modulus with time due to aging of the asphalt cement. However, modified mixtures with AC 60- 70, decrease in stiffness during the first months.

  4. Estrutura fitossociológica do componente arbóreo de um fragmento de Floresta Ombrófila Densa na mata sul de Pernambuco, nordeste do Brasil.

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    Roberto Felix Costa Junior

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A Tabebuia aurea (craibeira é uma espécie arbórea nativa que pode ser utilizada na recomposição de áreas degradadas, como planta ornamental e fornecedora de madeira de boa qualidade. O presente trabalho teve como objetivos avaliar o efeito de diferentes temperaturas e substratos sobre a germinação das sementes e o crescimento inicial de plântulas de Tabebuia aurea. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado em arranjo fatorial 5 x 5 (cinco substratos: papel toalha, areia, vermiculita, pó de coco e Tropstrato®; cinco temperaturas: 25, 30, 35, 20-30 e 20-35ºC, com quatro repetições de 25 sementes cada. Foram avaliados os seguintes parâmetros: germinação, primeira contagem da germinação, índice de velocidade de germinação, tempo médio de germinação, comprimento e massa seca da parte aérea e do sistema radicial. As temperaturas e substratos influenciaram as características avaliadas, exceto a avaliação final da germinação, a qual variou entre 84 e 94%. As temperaturas ótimas de germinação foram 30 e 35ºC. Os substratos papel toalha e entre areia foram mais adequados para avaliação segura da qualidade fisiológica de sementes de Tabebuia aurea.

  5. Estrutura arbórea da Floresta Ombrófila Densa Altomontana de serras do Sul do Brasil Tree component structure of tropical upper montane rain forests in Southern Brazil

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    Maurício Bergamini Scheer

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve os objetivos de agrupar informações sobre a estrutura arbórea da floresta altomontana da Serra do Mar paranaense e de compará-las com as de florestas altomontanas de outras serras do Sul e Sudeste do Brasil. Foram realizados levantamentos fitossociológicos em diversas montanhas de quatro importantes serras (ou subserras do Paraná. Nas quatro subserras foram amostrados 2294 indivíduos (PAP > 10 cm pertencentes a 28 famílias, 43 gêneros e 78 espécies. Foi observada maior riqueza de espécies na amostragem da Serra Gigante (41 espécies, seguida pelas serras da Prata (37, da Igreja (34 e do Ibitiraquire (26. A altura média obtida para os indivíduos foi de 4,8 m, o PAP médio de 22,9 cm, a densidade média de 4779 ind/ha, a área basal média de 33,5 m²/ha e o índice de diversidade de Shannon total de 2,68 nat/ind. Agrupando informações de estudos realizados em outras subserras paranaenses, totalizando 11 levantamentos e 204 parcelas (10200 m², obteve-se uma matriz com 75 espécies determinadas, onde as cinco com maior porcentagem de importância estrutural foram Ilex microdonta, Siphoneugena reitzii, Drimys angustifolia, Ocotea porosa e Ilex chamaedrifolia. Os trechos amostrados na Serra do Mar do Paraná, apresentaram menor riqueza e diversidade que os da Serra da Mantiqueira (MG e maior que os dos Aparados da Serra Geral (SC. Tais diferenças, possivelmente, estão relacionadas às influências antrópicas, das distâncias geográficas, dos diferentes centros de endemismo, dos entornos tropicais ou subtropicais dominantes, das feições geomorfológicas, entre outros fatores.The aims of this study were: (1 to group information about the tree structure of the upper montane rain forest of Serra do Mar in the state of Paraná (PR, Southern Brazil; and (2 to compare this information with available data from other mountain ranges in Southern and Southeastern Brazil. In the four mountain ranges studied, 2294 tree individuals (perimeter at breast height - PBH > 10 cm were sampled, which included 28 families, 43 genera and 78 species. The cloud forest sampled in Serra Gigante showed the highest richness (41 species, followed by Serra da Prata (37, Serra da Igreja (34 and Serra do Ibitiraquire (26. The mean tree height was 4.8 m, the PBH was 22.9 cm, the tree abundance was 4779 in/ha, the basal area was 33.5 m²/ha and the Shannon diversity index was 2.68 nats/ind. Combining our data with the published data on the Serra do Mar region, resulting in a total of 11 surveys and 204 plots (10200 m², a matrix with 75 identified species was obtained. In this matrix, the five most important species in the structure of the forest were Ilex microdonta, Siphoneugena reitzii, Drimys angustifolia, Ocotea porosa and Ilex chamaedrifolia. The cloud forests sampled in Serra do Mar showed lower richness and diversity indexes than the cloud forests in Serra da Mantiqueira (Southeast and higher richness and diversity than cloud forests in Aparados da Serra Geral (South. These differences are possibly related to the anthropic influences, geographic distances, different centers of endemism, the tropical and subtropical surroundings, and geomorphology, among other factors.

  6. Fabricación de carburo de silicio poroso con capa densa para su aplicación en inserciones aislantes en canal para futuros reactores de fusión nuclear.

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    Bereciartu Andrés, A. (Ainhoa); Ordas Mur, N. (Nerea; Garcia-Rosales, C. (Carmen)

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    Within the project TECNO_FUS on CONSOLIDER- INGENIO 2010 program, a dual coolant blanket design is developing (DCLL = Dual Coolant Lithium Lead) for DEMO with Pb-15.7Li and He as coolant. It is a ferritic-martensitic steel with low activation as structural metrial cooled by He. The Pb-15.7Li acts as tritium breeder, neutron multiplier and coolant. The Pb-15.7Li outlet temperature has been as high as possible to achieve the highest possible efficiency, without exceeding the m...

  7. Fluxos de óxido nitroso em solos com cobertura de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Montana na Serra dos Órgãos, Rio de Janeiro

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    Renato de Aragão Ribeiro Rodrigues

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Soil fluxes of N2O were determined over one year in montane tropical rainforest of southeastern Brazil with average annual rainfall of 2.8 m. Annual mean (± standard deviation and median N2O fluxes were 3.0 ± 1.4 and 2.7 µg N m-2 h-1, respectively, is 5-10 times lower than mean values reported in literature for tropical rainforest soils in the Amazon basin. N2O fluxes varied spatially and seasonally, were about twice as high during summer as in winter, and significantly influenced by both monthly precipitation and soil temperature.

  8. SELEÇÃO DE ESPÉCIES DA FLORESTA OMBRÓFILA DENSA E INDICAÇÃO DA DENSIDADE DE PLANTIO NA RESTAURAÇÃO FLORESTAL DE ÁREAS DEGRADADAS NA AMAZÔNIA

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    Rafael Paiva Salomão

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The identification of species influencing the occurrence of other associated species is of fundamental importance for the success of forest restoration of degraded areas. The objective of this work is to present a phytosociological and socioeconomic index (IFSE, obtained by techniques of factor analysis, modeling six quantitative variables (abundance, frequency, dominance, biomass, the commercial value of timber and amount of non-timber forest products and equal number of qualitative variables, whose dummy variable is equal to one, assumed value for those species whose higher earnings amounted to 50 % of the total for each quantitative variables analyzed. Sampling of the dense rain forest (407 ha was composed by 80 plots of 0.25 ha (4.91 % of sampling intensity and all individuals with diameter at 1.30 m above the ground (DBH ≥ 10 cm were identified and measured. It was recorded 10,105 individuals, including 493 species covering 58 families. The species were ranked by the index proposed in three categories of priority phytosociological and socioeconomic status (high, medium and low. The appropriateness of factor analysis was determined by tests of Bartlett and KMO. The Bartlett’s test evaluated the overall significance of the correlation matrix and indicated that correlations were significant at 1 % probability. The KMO test showed that the variables were correlated and the model of variance showed a very good level of fitness to the data. These results endorsed the use of factor analysis to extract factors and estimate the factor scores. The results were statistically validated for construction of the index IFSE and 25 species were selected as the priority ones (key species. And also, it was recomended the planting density for these forest species for restoration of degraded areas in Amazonia.

  9. Diversidade, padrões de distribuição e esforço de coleta de borboletas frugívoras em floresta ombrófila densa da Amazônia, Manaus, Brasil

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    Graça, Márlon Breno Costa Santos da

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    Padrões ecológicos espaciais e temporais dos organismos são informações biológicas essenciais para tomada de decisões sobre políticas de conservação e uso da terra. Muitos grupos têm sido usados como modelos para geração de tais padrões por serem considerados bioindicadores, dentre eles as borboletas. Em particular, as borboletas frugívoras são populares devido à facilidade de amostragem e identificação. Todavia, apesar do método de coleta permitir amostragens simultâneas e padronizadas, part...

  10. Estrutura fitossociológica do componente arbóreo de um fragmento de Floresta Ombrófila Densa na mata sul de Pernambuco, nordeste do Brasil

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    Roberto Felix Costa

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to describe physiognomy and structure of a Dense Ombrophyllous Forest fragment located in Catende, Pernambuco. All trees with DAP (breast height diameter ≥ 4.77 cm were measured in 40 10 x 25 m plots, systematically installed in five transects. A total of 1049 individuals were observed, distributed in 91 species, 64 genera and 37 botanical families. Mimosaceae and Lauraceae were the families with higher species number, while Anacardiaceae and Moraceae had the highest individuals numbers. Shannon index (H´ was 3.83 nats/ind. Total basal area, height and diameter (average and maximum were 23.59 m²/ha, 13.57 m (± 7.13, 45 m, 13.20 cm (± 10.60 and 127.32 cm, respectively. The species with higher importance values were Tapirira guianensis Aubl., Dialium guianense (Aubl. Sandwith, Helicostylis tomentosa (Poepp. & Endl. Rusby, Thyrsodium spruceanum Benth., Plathymenia foliolosa Benth., Brosimum discolor Schott, Parkia pendula (Willd. Benth. ex Walp., Schefflera morototoni (Aubl. Maguire, Steyerm. & Frodin, Eschweilera ovata (Cambess. Miers and Cecropia palmata Willd. Diametric distribution had an inverted-J-like curve, predicted for a forest unequal in ages in a secondary succession stage.

  11. Narva-Jõesuusse kerkivasse kõrghoonesse tuleb spaa-hotell / Ilja Smirnov

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    Smirnov, Ilja

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje 22. juuli lk. 1, Narvskaja Nedelja 29. juuli lk. 2. Narva-Jõesuu linnavalitsus väljastas firmale Egeria Kinnisvara ehitusloa Narva-Jõesuusse 200-kohalise spaa-hotelli rajamiseks

  12. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, South Pacific Ocean, 2007-04-02 to 2008-12-31 (NODC Accession 0068364)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Benthic transects were repeated at 12 sites around Tutuila at various depths on the reef slopes and flats. Benthic coverage categories include coral species,...

  13. In vitro antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-tumor activities of total ...

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    Purpose: To investigate the in vitro antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-tumor activities of total flavonoids from Elsholtzia densa Benth of Sichuan Province, China. Methods: The total flavonoids of Elsholtzia densa Bent were extracted utilizing the ultrasonic extraction method, and purified by D101 macroporous adsorption resin ...

  14. Ciclo de corte econômico ótimo em floresta ombrófila densa de terra firme sob manelo florestal sustentável, Amazônia Oriental Optimum economic cutting cycle in a terra firme dense ombrophylous forest under sustained management, Eastern Amazon

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    Deoclides Ricardo de Souza

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo estimar o ciclo de corte e o estoque de colheita ótimo, no qual a taxa anual do crescimento da floresta se iguala à taxa anual de juros oferecida pelo mercado de capital. A pesquisa foi conduzida na Unidade de Manejo Florestal (UMF da Fazenda Tracajás (02º35'53"S e 47º47'10"W, empresa Nova Era Agroflorestal, município de Paragominas, Estado do Pará, Brasil. A unidade de manejo florestal foi estratificada em classes I, II e III de estoques volumétricos, empregando-se análises de agrupamento e discriminante. Em cada classe de estoque foram instaladas aleatoriamente cinco parcelas de 100 x 100 m (1,0 ha, para medição dos indivíduos com dap > 15 cm. No centro de cada parcela foi instalada uma subparcela de 10 x 100 m (0,1 ha, para medição dos indivíduos com 5 cm The objective of the present study was to estimate the optimum cutting cycle and harvest stock, where forest annual growing rate equals the annual interest rate offered by the financial market. The research was carried out at the Forest Management Unit (FMU in Tracajás Farm (02º35'53" S and 47º47'10"W, owned by Nova Era Agroflorestal, in Paragominas, Pará, Brazil. The forest was stratified in three homogeneous areas denominated classes of volumetric stock I, II and III, through multivariate analysis (cluster and discriminant analysis. In each of the stock classes, five 100 x 100 m plots (1 ha were randomly set up to measure individuals with dbh > 15cm. In the center of each 100 x 100 m plot, a 10 x 100 m subplot (0,1 ha was installed to measure individuals with 5cm < dbh < 15 cm. In stock class I, the optimum economic cycles were 13, 12, and 8 years; in stock class II, 18, 12 and 12 years; in stock class III, 22, 12 and 14 years, considering an average annual increment of 3,0 m³/ha/year. Higher remuneration rates for the invested capital were verified for the shorter cutting cycles, regardless of the commercial harvest. Higher annual volume increments resulted in a higher valorization of the forest. Higher harvested volumes implicated in longer cutting cycles for a same forest growing rate. However, within certain limits, higher harvested volumes can biologically result in higher growing rates of the remaining stock. This occurs mostly when silvicultural treatments are applied.

  15. Estudo da regeneração natural de espécies arbóreas em fragmento de Floresta Ombrófila Densa, Mata das Galinhas, no município de Catende, zona da mata sul de Pernambuco

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    Wegliane Campelo da Silva

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    Full Text Available The study was developed in the fragment situated in the Catende is – PE city (Mata das Galinhas – 8º69’06”S e 35º69’08” W, in mesoregion of the pernambucana forest, more necessarily in the humid forest is microregion, at 142 km of the capital. The area is vegetacion is Humid Forest. The relief varies wavy to very wavy, with 199 m altitude. The soil is classified as red latisols dystrophic and red nitosols associated to latisols. The present work aims to study and evaluated the total natural regeneration of arboreal species in the forest fragment and to verify the diversity and structure of the species in the same one. For estimate the natural regeneration, were made systematically 16 subunits (samples with 5 x 5 m. These subunits were inserted in the middle samples (10 x 25 m before used to evaluate the community arboreal phytossociology, with 50 meters between the ones. The regeneration study (CAP 3 m. Besides, the samply sufficient and diversity were calculated. In fragment was observed 31 botanical families and 60 arboreal species inside 194 individuals. 42 had been identified in level of species, 4 in sort level, 2 in family level and 2 are not identify. Ten species obtained bigest values for total natural regeneration of the samples population (RNT and contribute with 53,78% of the total percentage, how is descript following way: Brosimum discolor Schott (9,98%, Protium heptaphyllum (Aubl. Marchand (9,19%, Eschweilera ovata (Cambess. Miers (8,01%, Thyrsodium spruceanum Benth. (7,0%, Dialium guianense (Aubl. Sandwith (5,44%, Erythroxylum squamatum Sw. (3,32%, Cupania revoluta Rolfe (3,16%, Sorocea hilarii Gaudich.

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    Items 151 - 200 of 1255 ... Vol 13, No 3 (2007), Analysis of lanister variscus and egeria radiata shells as possible raw materials for ceramic glaze production, Abstract. SP Malu, B Ajibade ... Vol 15, No 3-4 (2009), Antibiotic sensitivity of true and opportunistic pathogens in dental unit water lines, Abstract. H.I Inabo, D.O Toryila, ...

  17. Trace Metal Concentrations in Commercially Important Fishes from ...

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    An assessment was conducted on the concentrations of zinc, copper, manganese, iron, lead and cadmium in 10 different fish species caught from some coastal and inland waters in Ghana, as part of a project on monitoring of pollution in water bodies in. Ghana. Shellfish species (Egeria paradoxa galanata and Atya ...

  18. Cellular mechanisms within the juxtaglomerular apparatus

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    Briggs, J P; Skøtt, O; Schnermann, J

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    Cl concentration at the macular densa. This change also results in inhibition of secretion of renin. The macula densa has a unique location near the terminal end of the thick ascending limb, where NaCl concentration is highly flow dependent. The cellular mechanisms by which changes in tubular fluid NaCl produce...... vasoconstriction and inhibition of renin secretion are unknown, but the anatomy of the juxtaglomerular apparatus strongly suggests that such responses may be mediated by the extraglomerular mesangial cells located in the polar cushion underlying the macula densa. Recent evidence suggests that interstitial chloride...

  19. Structure of the vitreoretinal border region in spontaneously diabetic BB rats

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    The morphology of the vitreoretinal border region, also termed the inner limiting membrane, was examined in spontaneously diabetic rats (BB rats), in non-diabetes-prone rats (WB rats) and in Buffalo rats (BUF rats) by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM......). This was performed in order to visualize a possible increase in thickness of the lamina densa or in the whole vitreoretinal border region complex with duration of diabetes. The median thickness of the lamina densa in the three groups varied between 34 and 68 nm. In BB rats the thickness decreased with age...... and duration of diabetes. In WB rats the lamina densa thickened up to the 9th month and then decreased to the level of the young rats. In BUF rats the lamina densa decreased in thickness with age. The median thickness of the whole vitreoretinal border region varied between: BB rats: 84 and 126 nm (SEM) and 68...

  20. Review of the safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and ...

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    of ischaemic heart disease and thromboembolic events in comparison to .... age, using a higher NSAID dose, a longer duration of therapy, a previous ... 2 enzyme in the macula densa, the thick ascending limb of the Loop of .... Prevention of in.

  1. State of South Carolina Cooperative Aquatic Plant Control Program.

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    1980-11-01

    of a diquat and copper sulfate pentahydrate herbicide combination for hydrilla control was carried out by Yeo et. al. (1974). The copper was applied at...effective combination to control egeria and hydrilla (Gangstad, 1976). A diquat- copper sulfate combination is more effective in controlling hydrilla than the... copper resulting from the use of algacides or herbicides basic copper carbonate (malachite), copper sulfate , and copper tri- ethanolamine to control

  2. Physical studies of asteroids. XXXII. Rotation periods and UBVRI-colours for selected asteroids

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    Piironen, J.; Lagerkvist, C.-I.; Erikson, A.; Oja, T.; Magnusson, P.; Festin, L.; Nathues, A.; Gaul, M.; Velichko, F.

    1998-03-01

    We present lightcurves of selected asteroids. Most of the asteroids were included to obtain refined spin periods. Enhanced periods were determined for 11 Parthenope, 306 Unitas and 372 Palma. We confirmed the spin periods of 8 Flora, 13 Egeria, 71 Niobe, 233 Asterope, 291 Alice, 409 Aspasia, 435 Ella and 512 Taurinensis. We determined also BV-colours for most of the included asteroids and UBVRI-colours for a total of 22 asteroids.

  3. Oligochaeta (Annelida, Clitellata in the Aquatic Macrophytes in Dam of Ribeirão of Anhumas Screamers (Américo Brasiliense-Sp

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    Nathalie Aparecida De Oliveira Sanches

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    Full Text Available Macrophytes have different morphological structural complexities, offering to animals the availability of various niches. These plants are also an important substrate for the development of periphyton, which has a high nutritional value and is one of the main foods of aquatic invertebrates, mainly Naididae. This study aimed at examinining the diversity of Oligochaeta community in macrophytes belonging to genus Egeria sp. and Salvinia sp., in lagoons of Ribeirão das Anhumas dam. These macrophytes have distinct three-dimensional characteristics and different habits, being Egeria fixed submerged and Salvinia free floating. The collections of macrophytes were carried out between the months of August 2012 and April 2013. Samples of 100g (wet weight of each genus were taken from plant biomass and the removal of the plants from the environment was made with the aid of a sieve with 0.21 mm mesh. Considering the two macrophytes analyzed, Egeria sp. was the one that presented greater diversity, richness and abundance in relation to Salvinia sp. These results demonstrate that macrophytes are important for the establishment of oligochaetes, mainly providing protection and food, and possibly the morphology and habit of the plants are the most influential factors in the association of oligofauna with these plants.

  4. Insecticide Exposure in Parkinsonism.

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    2000-01-01

    WET (Whole Effluent Toxicity) Testing, SETAC Short Course, 1999 Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Ecotoxicological Data, SETAC Short Course...Chlorpyrifos between water and an aquatic macrophyte (Elodea densa). Chemosphere. 37(8):1579-1586. Karen, DJ, DR Ownby, BS Day, RW Brown, DP Shupack, GP

  5. Angiotensin II clamp prevents the second step in renal apical NHE3 internalization during acute hypertension

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    Leong, Patrick K K; Yang, Li E; McDonough, Alicia A

    2002-01-01

    Acute hypertension inhibits proximal tubule (PT) sodium reabsorption. The resultant increase in NaCl delivery to the macula densa suppresses renin release. We tested whether the sustained pressure-induced inhibition of PT sodium reabsorption requires a renin-mediated decrease in ANG II levels. Pl...

  6. Permeation of macromolecules into the renal glomerular basement membrane and capture by the tubules

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    Lawrence, Marlon G.; Altenburg, Michael K.; Sanford, Ryan; Willett, Julian D.; Bleasdale, Benjamin; Ballou, Byron; Wilder, Jennifer; Li, Feng; Miner, Jeffrey H.; Berg, Ulla B.; Smithies, Oliver

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    How the kidney prevents urinary excretion of plasma proteins continues to be debated. Here, using unfixed whole-mount mouse kidneys, we show that fluorescent-tagged proteins and neutral dextrans permeate into the glomerular basement membrane (GBM), in general agreement with Ogston's 1958 equation describing how permeation into gels is related to molecular size. Electron-microscopic analyses of kidneys fixed seconds to hours after injecting gold-tagged albumin, negatively charged gold nanoparticles, and stable oligoclusters of gold nanoparticles show that permeation into the lamina densa of the GBM is size-sensitive. Nanoparticles comparable in size with IgG dimers do not permeate into it. IgG monomer-sized particles permeate to some extent. Albumin-sized particles permeate extensively into the lamina densa. Particles traversing the lamina densa tend to accumulate upstream of the podocyte glycocalyx that spans the slit, but none are observed upstream of the slit diaphragm. At low concentrations, ovalbumin-sized nanoparticles reach the primary filtrate, are captured by proximal tubule cells, and are endocytosed. At higher concentrations, tubular capture is saturated, and they reach the urine. In mouse models of Pierson’s or Alport’s proteinuric syndromes resulting from defects in GBM structural proteins (laminin β2 or collagen α3 IV), the GBM is irregularly swollen, the lamina densa is absent, and permeation is increased. Our observations indicate that size-dependent permeation into the lamina densa of the GBM and the podocyte glycocalyx, together with saturable tubular capture, determines which macromolecules reach the urine without the need to invoke direct size selection by the slit diaphragm. PMID:28246329

  7. Genetic diversity within lichen photobionts of the Lecanora varia group (Lichenes, Ascomycota)

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    Pérez-Ortega, S.; Søchting, Ulrik; Printzen, C.

    partner of the symbiosis. Meanwhile, knowledge about photobiont diversity and the degree of photobiont selectivity of the fungus have been lacking behind. The Lecanora varia group is a set of species within the genus Lecanora defined by the presence of an amphitecial cortex along with the presence...... of usnic acid as secondary metabolite. We have focused on a small group of three species, namely L. varia, L. burgaziae, and L. densa which share very similar anatomical and morphological characters and an identical chemistry, with psoromic and 2-O-demethylpsoromic acids in addition to usnic acid. We have...... collected populations of these three species from various localities within their distributional range: L varia (Spain, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic, western Siberia); L. burgaziae (Spain) and L. densa (North America and Spain). Subsequently, we sequenced the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region...

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    de formación de estrellas, elipses inmóviles compuestas principalmente de antiguas estrellas rojas en estas agrupaciones densas son comunes, lo que lleva a la rápida formación de estrellas, pero Estrellas. (Crédito de la imagen: Investigación de la Energía Oscura) Ver el video de Fermilab SNe

  9. Morphological aspects of the rat kidney preserved by cold storage. II. The juxtaglomerular apparatus.

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    Chirculescu, A R; Neagu, S

    1983-01-01

    The present paper reports on the changes occurring in the juxtaglomerular apparatus during preservation of the rat kidney by cold storage, using two media: Sacks and Plasmagel, to which a membrane stabilizing "cocktail" was added (hydrocortisone, chlorpromazine, epsilonaminocaproic acid - EACA, propranolol). Evident alterations appeared at 48 hours more accentuated at 72 and 96 hours, and more intense when preserved in Plasmagel. The most affected structure in the juxtaglomerular apparatus was the macula densa, the epithelial cells having a more stable structure.

  10. Effect of Aquatic Plants on Phosphorus Removal and Electrical Conductivity Decrease in Municipal Effluent

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    Sara Samimi Loghmani; Ali Abbaspour

    2014-01-01

    Phosphorus (P) is one of essential elements for living organisms, though its critical concentration in surface and ground waters impose a serious problem such as eutrophication. So treatment of polluted waters is required before discharging to water resources. One of effective ways to decrease water pollution is using aquatic plants. An experiment was conducted in pilots with a closed flowing system on two plants, elodea (egria densa) and duck weed (lemna minor) with four treatments and three...

  11. [Dermoepidermic junction: a selective, complex and vital barrier].

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    Frede, Silvia C; Dionisio de Cabalier, María E; Zaya, Alejandro; Hliba, Ernesto

    2004-01-01

    Dermoepidermic junction (DEJ) is a highly complex region, containing a great variety of cellular elements, which despite of having different embriogenesis, interact with each other, generating different substances that keep the function and homeostasis of the greatest organ of the human body. DEJ is regarded as a highly specialized basal lamina, which acts as a highly selective pathway for the migration of cells and macromolecules, inducing cellular differentiation and micro enviromental metabolism modifications. DEJ may be divided into three zones regarding the basal lamina 1--the nearest to epidermic zone, having tonofilaments and hemidesmosomes, which keep anchored basal cells. This region is limited by the lamina densa 2--the intermediate zone, represented exclusively by lamina densa and finally the lamina 3,--the third region--extends from lamina densa to the upper dermis and extracelullar matrix. Despite there is much to learn about DEJ, the knowledge about each molecule and function of every compartment will enable us to know more about the pathogenesis of several dermatologic diseases, with a great prevalence in the clinical practice.

  12. Effect of adenosine1-receptor blockade on renin release from rabbit isolated perfused juxtaglomerular apparatus

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    Weihprecht, H; Lorenz, J N; Schnermann, J

    1990-01-01

    Adenosine has been proposed to act within the juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) as a mediator of the inhibition of renin secretion produced by a high NaCl concentration at the macula densa. To test this hypothesis, we studied the effects of the adenosine1 (A1)-receptor blocker 8-cyclopentyl-1......,3-dipropylxanthine (CPX) on renin release from single isolated rabbit JGAs with macula densa perfused. The A1-receptor agonist, N6-cyclohexyladenosine (CHA), applied in the bathing solution at 10(-7) M, was found to inhibit renin secretion, an effect that was completely blocked by adding CPX (10(-5) M) to the bath....... Applied to the lumen, 10(-5) M CPX produced a modest stimulation of renin secretion rates suppressed by a high NaCl concentration at the macula densa (P less than 0.05). The effect of changing luminal NaCl concentration on renin secretion rate was examined in the presence of CPX (10(-7) and 10(-5) M...

  13. Fate of psychoactive compounds in wastewater treatment plant and the possibility of their degradation using aquatic plants.

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    Mackuľak, Tomáš; Mosný, Michal; Škubák, Jaroslav; Grabic, Roman; Birošová, Lucia

    2015-03-01

    In this study we analyzed and characterized 29 psychoactive remedies, illicit drugs and their metabolites in single stages of wastewater treatment plants in the capital city of Slovakia. Psychoactive compounds were present within all stages, and tramadol was detected at a very high concentration (706 ng/L). Significant decreases of codeine, THC-COOH, cocaine and buprenorphine concentration were observed in the biological stage. Consequently, we were interested in the possibility of alternative tertiary post-treatment of effluent water with the following aquatic plants: Cabomba caroliniana, Limnophila sessiliflora, Egeria najas and Iris pseudacorus. The most effective plant for tertiary cleansing was I. pseudacorus which demonstrated the best pharmaceutical removal capacity. After 48 h codeine and citalopram was removed with 87% efficiency. After 96 h were all analyzed compounds were eliminated with efficiencies above 58%. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Análise de índices biofísicos a partir de imagens TM Landsat 5 em paisagem heterogênea no Sudoeste da Amazônia

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    Rodrigo Tartari

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available O sudoeste da Amazônia Brasileira é composto por um mosaico de paisagem com transição de campos naturais e floresta ombrófila densa. A bacia do rio Puruzinho, localizada no “Arco do Desmatamento” no interflúvio Purus-Madeira, tem passado por mudança no uso e cobertura da terra. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a variação espacial de índices biofísicos de uma paisagem heterogênea na bacia hidrográfica do rio Puruzinho. O índice de vegetação da diferença normalizada (NDVI, índice de área foliar (IAF, temperatura da superfície, albedo e saldo de radiação da superfície (Rn foram estimados pelo SEBAL (Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land a partir de imagens TM Landsat 5, e analisados sobre floresta densa, campos naturais, área desmatada e área urbana de Humaitá-AM. Todos os índices biofísicos foram significativamente diferentes, considerando o uso e cobertura da terra. Os índices biofísicos apresentaram padrão inverso entre a área urbana e a floresta densa, com menor NDVI, IAF e saldo de radiação e maior temperatura e albedo da superfície na área urbana. Portanto, as variáveis estimadas pelo SEBAL foram adequadas para avaliar o efeito das mudanças no uso do solo sobre as variáveis estimadas e distinguir áreas antropizadas de áreas naturais.

  15. Cycloxygenase-2 is expressed in vasculature of normal and ischemic adult human kidney and is colocalized with vascular prostaglandin E2 EP4 receptors

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    Therland, Karina L; Stubbe, Jane; Thiesson, Helle C

    2004-01-01

    The study was performed to elucidate the distribution and cellular localization of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 in human kidney and to address localization of downstream targets for COX-derived prostanoids. Cortex and outer and inner medulla tissue were obtained from control kidneys (cancer specimens),...... feature encountered in human kidneys at all ages, whereas COX-2 was seen in macula densa only in fetal kidney. Vascular COX-2 activity in human kidney and extrarenal tissues may support blood flow and affect vascular wall-blood interaction....

  16. Efectos de las cenizas y la repelencia al agua en suelos afectados por incendios forestales en ecosistemas mediterráneos = Ash and water repellency efects on soil hydrology in fire-afected Mediterranean ecosystems

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    Berenguer Bodí, Mercedes

    2012-01-01

    El fuego es un factor ecológico natural en la Tierra y ha actuado con diferente intensidad desde hace 400 millones de años. En condiciones de clima mediterráneo el fuego es un factor recurrente que las sociedades humanas han controlado desde hace milenios. Sin embargo, tras medio siglo de abandono agrícola y ganadero, la gestión del monte mediterráneo mediante el uso del fuego es inexistente. Además, con la recuperación de la vegetación, el fuego afecta ahora a una densa y continua masa fores...

  17. Entre a serra e o mar: memória, cultura, tradição e ancestralidade no ensinar-aprender entre as gerações do Quilombo da Fazenda - Ubatuba/SP

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    Carolina dos Santos Bezerra Perez

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    A presente pesquisa teve como objetivo realizar uma descrição densa (GEERTZ, 2008) partindo das narrativas e memórias da comunidade quilombola do Sertão da Fazenda da Caixa, situada na cidade de Ubatuba, Litoral Norte do Estado de São Paulo, sobre o seu passado, futuro e presente, compreendendo o seu patrimônio material e imaterial, suas referências culturais e a influência do seu universo sociocultural e simbólico em sua prática educativa. A pesquisa, de cunho etnográfico, buscou compreender...

  18. Similitud morfológica de espermatozoides de Donax marincovichi y Donax obesulus (Bivalvia: Donacidae)

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    Carstensen, Daniel; Herrmann, Marko; Laudien, Jürgen

    2007-01-01

    La familia Donacidae se distribuye en playas arenosas de todo el mundo, excepto en regiones Polares. Con un número total de 64, muchas de las especies de esta familia son una fuente valiosa para la pesca artesanal D. marincovichi y D. obesulus habitan playas del norte de Chile hasta el norte de Ecuador, donde desarrollan densas poblaciones. La taxonomía de estas especies es fuente de polémica. La morfología de los espermatozoides es frecuentemente útil para la determinación taxonómica de molu...

  19. Diagnóstico técnico de carbones térmicos para la obtención del combustible ccta en boyacá

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    TRIVIÑO RESTREPO, MARÍA DEL PILAR; MOLINA GALLEGO, CLAUDIA PATRICIA

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    Este estudio evalúa los potenciales carbones térmicos de Boyacá, Colombia, para ser utilizados en la obtención del combustible CCTA (mezcla densa de carbón pulverizado disperso en emulsiones de combustóleo o fuel oil y agua), el cual puede sustituir el carbón en la producción de materiales cerámicos. Este sector productivo a nivel regional presenta un desarrollo insipiente, debido a que se utilizan principalmente hornos comunes o locos a carbón, sin obtener variación, ni aumento en la producc...

  20. Estratégias reprodutivas de briófitas em dois habitats distintos da floresta atlântica do Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar

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    Adaíses Simone Maciel da Silva

    2011-01-01

    Resumo: O objetivo da tese foi aumentar o conhecimento e o entendimento sobre estratégias reprodutivas de briófitas presentes em floresta tropical úmida, especificamente em dois habitats distintos da Floresta Ombrófila densa (Floresta Montana e de Restinga) do Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, São Paulo. A seguinte hipótese foi testada: o sistema reprodutivo (e.g. monóico versus dióico) das espécies e o habitat que ocupam influenciam as estratégias reprodutivas e conseqüentes características d...

  1. Pensando os papéis e significados das pequenas cidades do noroeste do Paraná

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    Endlich, Angela Maria [UNESP

    2006-01-01

    Este trabalho inicia-se a partir de um olhar de estranheza sobre o processo de declínio demográfico que ocorre em vários municípios com pequenos núcleos urbanos, na Região Noroeste do Paraná. Nesta área constitui-se, em ritmo acelerado, uma formação socioespacial, baseada num complexo econômico capitalista fundamentado na economia cafeeira. O surgimento de uma densa rede urbana, com muitas pequenas cidades, decorreu de atributos peculiares daquele momento, quando tais localidades explicavam-s...

  2. Área de vida e padroes de deslocamento de Brachyteles arachnoides (E.Geoffroy, 1806) (Primates:Atelinae) em um fragmento florestal no Município de Castro, Estado do Paraná, Brasil

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    Pereira, Luiz Cezar Machado

    2013-01-01

    O presente estudo foi realizado na Fazenda Lagoa Alegre, Castro, Estado do Paraná, onde um grupo de Brachyteles arachnoides (E. Geoffroy, 1806), (mono-carvoeiro) composto por 24 indivíduos foi acompanhado entre janeiro de 2002 a outubro de 2005. O uso do habitat por Brachyteles arachnoides foi estudado numa área fragmentada de 370 hectares de Floresta Ombrófila Densa ecótono com a Floresta Ombrófila Mista (área de tensão ecológica). Ao estudo da área de vida, também foi efetivado uma breve de...

  3. Contribution of the basolateral isoform of the Na-K-2Cl- cotransporter (NKCC1/BSC2) to renin secretion

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    Castrop, Hayo; Lorenz, John N; Hansen, Pernille B

    2005-01-01

    Acute administration of loop diuretics like furosemide leads to a stimulation of renin secretion, an effect thought to result from inhibition of Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2)-mediated salt transport at the luminal surface of the macula densa (MD). However, loop diuretics also inhibit NKCC1......, the second isoform of the Na-K-2Cl cotransporter, with similar potency. In the present study, we examined the influence of furosemide on renin secretion in NKCC1-deficient mice to distinguish between effects of the loop diuretic involving NKCC2 and, by implication, the MD pathway, and effects that might...

  4. Slow Design: "cultivar" cultura y sensorialidad en la forma y en el uso de los artefactos

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    Lupo, Eleonora

    2012-01-01

    Este artículo pretende aportar principios clave y ejemplos de aplicación de un "enfoque slow" en el diseño de las funciones y experiencias propias de un producto. Algunos ejemplos mostrarán como incorporar las "cualidades soft" y los elementos culturales/intangibles presentes en los "artefactos culturalmente intensivos", en pro de una experiencia verdaderamente slow, pero al mismo tiempo densa y profunda, en el ámbito de las relaciones y la apropiación entre las personas y la producción de ma...

  5. O capitalismo no início do século XXI: consumo e desfrute como imperativos morais

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    Full Text Available Resumo Nesta resenha, os autores apresentam e discutem um dos livros mais recentes de Adrián Scribano, que descrevem como uma obra complexa, densa, criativa e crítica. Um esforço para retratar o capitalismo, no Sul Global, no início do século XXI, como um imperativo moral, a obra reflete anos de reflexão teórica e pesquisa empírica e perpassa diversos temas das sociedades capitalistas contemporâneas.

  6. Condiciones físicas y químicas del gas alrededor de estrellas jóvenes masivas

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    Tercero Rodríguez, Belén

    2012-01-01

    Las estrellas masivas nacen en los núcleos de las nubes moleculares y alcanzan la edad adulta embebidas en estas regiones. Este hecho supone un problema para la observación directa de la formación de estos objetos ya que densas regiones de gas y polvo los oscurecen. Por otro lado, los violentos fenómenos asociados a este proceso (vientos, flujos bipolares, discos de acreción y radiación estelar) transforman las propiedades físicas y químicas del gas que rodea a las estrellas masivas recién na...

  7. Contexto de formação e sofrimento psíquico de estudantes de medicina

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    Andrade,João Brainer Clares de; Sampaio,José Jackson Coelho; Farias,Lara Maciel de; Melo,Lucas da Ponte; Sousa,Dalmy Pinheiro de; Mendonça,Ana Luisa Barbosa de; Moura Filho,Francisco Felinto Aguiar de; Cidrão,Ingrid Sorensen Marinho

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    A formação em Medicina é densa e com grandes responsabilidades. Contato com a morte, ambiente competitivo, privação de lazer e sensação de insegurança técnica funcionam como um retrato da formação. Objetiva-se descrever os diferentes processos que interferem no sofrimento psíquico discente em todas as escolas médicas do Ceará. O estudo acompanhou, do segundo ao sexto ano, 40 alunos da Universidade Estadual do Ceará (Uece) e 20% dos demais estudantes com ingresso comum em todas as outras escol...

  8. Biological indication with the aid of submerged vegetation - potential and limits; Bioindikation mit Hilfe Hoeherer Wasserpflanzen - Moeglichkeiten und Grenzen

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    Schuetz, W.

    1991-12-31

    From 1986 to 1989 the submerged vegetation of the running waters of the `Schwaebische Alb` and `Oberschwaben` were investigated. The qualitative and quantitative distribution of macrophytes depends in the first place on the occurence of extreme discharges overlaying other factors influencing the distribution of macrophytes (trophical state). The effects of increasing eutrophication can be proved, too, by reconstructing the increase resp. decrease of suitable indicator-species [Groenlandia densa (L.) FOURR.] within a larger area. The effects of water-regulation measures with ensueing eutrophication can be demonstrated in the specific case of the submerged vegetation of the Danube river and the `suedbadische Oberrheinaue`. (orig.)

  9. Diversidade de abelhas (Hymenoptera, Apidae) ao longo de um gradiente latitudinal na Mata Atlântica

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    Gonçalves,Rodrigo Barbosa; Brandão,Carlos Roberto Ferreira

    2008-01-01

    A Mata Atlântica é um dos ambientes mais ricos e ameaçados do mundo, o que deveria ter estimulado em muito o estudo e a conservação do Bioma, mas a fauna de Hymenoptera permanece ainda relativamente pouco conhecida. Em especial, a fauna de abelhas da floresta ombrófila densa é pouco estudada em comparação à fauna das áreas abertas brasileiras. O projeto temático "Biodiversidade de Hymenoptera e Isoptera: riqueza e diversidade ao longo de um gradiente latitudinal na Mata Atlântica - a floresta...

  10. Desenvolvimento gametofítico e estudo de diferentes níveis de luz no crescimento de plântulas de Dicksonia sellowiana (PRESL) Hook. (pteridófita-dicksoniaceae)

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    Suzuki, Cláudia Cristina Leite Fiori

    2003-01-01

    Dissertação ( mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Biológicas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Vegetal. Dicksonia sellowiana (Presl.) Hook (Dicksoniaceae), popularmente conhecida como xaxim, é uma importante espécie de pteridófita arbórea que pode ser encontrada na Floresta Ombrófila Densa e que há anos vem sendo explorada para fins comerciais. A exploração aliada a seu desenvolvimento lento tem sido um agravante para esta espécie

  11. Cyclooxygenase 2 and neuronal nitric oxide synthase expression in the renal cortex are not interdependent in states of salt deficiency

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    Castrop, H; Kammerl, M; Mann, Birgitte

    2000-01-01

    Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in the kidney are localized to the cortical thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle (cTALH), including the macula region, and increase after salt restriction. Because of the similar localization and regulation of n...... excretion. These findings suggest that under these conditions the control of nNOS and COX-2 gene expression in the macula densa regions of the kidney cortex are not dependent on each other....

  12. Anatomia comparada do lenho de Piptadenia gonoacantha (Mart.) J.F.Macbr. em dois tipos de vegetação

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    Longui, Eduardo Luiz; Bufolo, Alaor; Aguiar, Osny Tadeu de; Lima, Israel Luiz de; Florsheim, Sandra Monteiro Borges

    2009-01-01

    A anatomia ecológica tem como objetivo correlacionar as estruturas morfológicas e anatômicas das plantas com dados climáticos, geográficos e do solo. Nesse contexto, avaliaram-se as diferenças qualitativas e quantitativas no lenho de árvores de pau-jacaré -Piptadenia gonoacantha procedentes do Parque Estadual Cantareira (PEC) e da Estação Ecológica de Caetetus (EEC), áreas respectivamente de Floresta ombrófila densa e Floresta estacional semidecidual. Os parâmetros anatômicos foram analisados...

  13. Añil, cacao y reses. Los negocios del indiano Esteban González de Linares en tiempos de mudanza, 1784-1796

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    José-Miguel Lana-Berasain

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo del trabajo es ordenar y presentar una parte de la información contenida en una fuente aislada pero muy densa: el libro de caja no 1 del comerciante cántabro Esteban González de Linares. Desplazado a Caracas entre 1785 y 1791 para gestionar la liquidación de la testamentaría de Sebastián de Mier y Terán, un rico terrateniente de Los Llanos, Linares participó activamente en el auge exportador de esos años, marcados por el fin del monopolio de la Compañía Guipuzcoana y los decretos ...

  14. Mutation in the alpha 5(IV) collagen chain in juvenile-onset Alport syndrome without hearing loss or ocular lesions

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    Zhou, J; Hertz, Jens Michael; Tryggvason, K

    1992-01-01

    A single base mutation was identified in the type IV collagen alpha 5 chain gene (COL4A5) of a Danish kindred with Alport syndrome. The 27-year-old male proband developed hematuria in childhood and terminal renal failure at the age of 25 years. He has no hearing loss or ocular lesions. Electron...... microscopy demonstrated splitting of the lamina densa of the glomerular basement membrane. The proband's mother has had persistent microscopic hematuria since the age of 40 years, but no other manifestations. Southern analysis of MspI-digested genomic DNA from the proband showed the absence of 1.3-kb and 0...

  15. Seston Data from Flow Cytometers and Microscope Environmental Data from Sondes

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Seston data with phytoplankton and size fractioned non-living particles counted by flow cytomter from Penebscot River, Maine in April, May, and June of 2015. High...

  16. Direct physical contact between intercalated cells in the distal convoluted tubule and the afferent arteriole in mouse kidneys.

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    Hao Ren

    Full Text Available Recent physiological studies in the kidney proposed the existence of a secondary feedback mechanism termed 'crosstalk' localized after the macula densa. This newly discovered crosstalk contact between the nephron tubule and its own afferent arteriole may potentially revolutionize our understanding of renal vascular resistance and electrolyte regulation. However, the nature of such a crosstalk mechanism is still debated due to a lack of direct and comprehensive morphological evidence. Its exact location along the nephron, its prevalence among the different types of nephrons, and the type of cells involved are yet unknown. To address these issues, computer assisted 3-dimensional nephron tracing was applied in combination with direct immunohistochemistry on plastic sections and electron microscopy. 'Random' contacts in the cortex were identified by the tracing and excluded. We investigated a total of 168 nephrons from all cortical regions. The results demonstrated that the crosstalk contact existed, and that it was only present in certain nephrons (90% of the short-looped and 75% of the long-looped nephrons. The crosstalk contacts always occurred at a specific position--the last 10% of the distal convoluted tubule. Importantly, we demonstrated, for the first time, that the cells found in the tubule wall at the contact site were always type nonA-nonB intercalated cells. In conclusion, the present work confirmed the existence of a post macula densa physical crosstalk contact.

  17. Direct physical contact between intercalated cells in the distal convoluted tubule and the afferent arteriole in mouse kidneys.

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    Ren, Hao; Liu, Ning-Yu; Andreasen, Arne; Thomsen, Jesper S; Cao, Liu; Christensen, Erik I; Zhai, Xiao-Yue

    2013-01-01

    Recent physiological studies in the kidney proposed the existence of a secondary feedback mechanism termed 'crosstalk' localized after the macula densa. This newly discovered crosstalk contact between the nephron tubule and its own afferent arteriole may potentially revolutionize our understanding of renal vascular resistance and electrolyte regulation. However, the nature of such a crosstalk mechanism is still debated due to a lack of direct and comprehensive morphological evidence. Its exact location along the nephron, its prevalence among the different types of nephrons, and the type of cells involved are yet unknown. To address these issues, computer assisted 3-dimensional nephron tracing was applied in combination with direct immunohistochemistry on plastic sections and electron microscopy. 'Random' contacts in the cortex were identified by the tracing and excluded. We investigated a total of 168 nephrons from all cortical regions. The results demonstrated that the crosstalk contact existed, and that it was only present in certain nephrons (90% of the short-looped and 75% of the long-looped nephrons). The crosstalk contacts always occurred at a specific position--the last 10% of the distal convoluted tubule. Importantly, we demonstrated, for the first time, that the cells found in the tubule wall at the contact site were always type nonA-nonB intercalated cells. In conclusion, the present work confirmed the existence of a post macula densa physical crosstalk contact.

  18. DISPOSICIONES ESENCIALES DE LOS PROFESORES EN LAS RELACIONES CON SUS ALUMNOS DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA ÉTICA-PEDAGÓGICA

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    José Antonio Jordán Sierra

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza, de forma amplia y propedéutica, algunas actitudes ético- pedagógicas profundas que muestran los profesores más auténticos cuando en la realidad práctica diaria se relacionan con sus alumnos. Para este estudio se han elegido tres disposiciones esenciales, siguiendo la propuesta de Van Manen: el amor, la responsabilidad y la esperanza pedagógicas. Las reflexiones del autor en este artículo se basan, especialmente, en propuestas de Van Manen y en investigaciones en las que el autor ha estado implicado últimamente sobre estos temas, utilizando una metodología fenomenológica-hermenéutica. Entre las aportaciones de este artículo, cabe destacar tres: en primer lugar, la incalculable influencia que esas actitudes densas de los profesores ejercen en la mejora académica y formativa de sus alumnos; en segundo lugar, la constatación de que sólo los profesores que poseen en grado notorio ese tipo de actitudes profundas gozan de una plena satisfacción en el ejercicio de su docencia; y, finalmente, la urgente necesidad de acentuar la formación inicial y permanente de los profesores en actitudes densas éticas-pedagógicas.

  19. Efeitos do sombreamento na anatomia foliar de Gallesia integrifolia (Spreng Harms e Schinnus terebinthifolius Raddi

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    M.S. Santos

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se estudo com o objetivo de analisar as alterações na anatomia foliar de Gallesia integrifolia (Spreng Harms e Schinnus terebinthifolius Raddi quando cultivadas em ambientes de sombra moderada ou densa, simulando as condições naturais encontradas em sistemas agroflorestais tradicionais do sul da Bahia, Brasil. Plantas das duas espécies, com aproximadamente um ano de idade, foram cultivadas em casa de vegetação sob quatro níveis de sombreamento (25%, 17%, 10% e 5%. Estudos anatômicos do limbo foliar foram realizados a partir de material incluído em parafina e seccionado em micrótomo rotativo. Os diferentes níveis de sombreamento ocasionaram alterações na estrutura do mesofilo de ambas as espécies, com diferenças significativas na espessura do parênquima paliçádico, limbo foliar, e densidade estomática. Nas condições em que o experimento foi realizado os resultados obtidos indicaram que G. integrifolia apresenta maior capacidade de aclimatação a ambientes de sombra moderada e densa do que S. terebinthifolius, sendo mais indicada para o cultivo em sistemas agroflorestais pré-estabelecidos.

  20. Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical characterization of ameloblast-enamel adhesion at maturation stage in amelogenesis in Macaca fuscata tooth germ.

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    Sawada, Takashi

    2015-12-01

    Maturation-stage ameloblasts are firmly bound to the tooth enamel by a basal lamina-like structure. The mechanism underlying this adhesion, however, remains to be fully clarified. The goal of this study was to investigate the mechanism underlying adhesion between the basal lamina-like structure and the enamel in monkey tooth germ. High-resolution immunogold labeling was performed to localize amelotin and laminin 332 at the interface between ameloblasts and tooth enamel. Minute, electron-dense strands were observed on the enamel side of the lamina densa, extending into the degrading enamel matrix to produce a well-developed fibrous layer (lamina fibroreticularis). In un-demineralized tissue sections, mineral crystals smaller than those in the bulk of the enamel were observed adhering to these strands where they protruded into the surface enamel. Immunogold particles reactive for amelotin were preferentially localized on these strands in the fibrous layer. On the other hand, those for laminin 332 were localized solely in the lamina densa; none were observed in the fibrous layer. These results suggest that the fibrous layer of the basal lamina-like structure is partly composed of amelotin molecules, and that these molecules facilitate ameloblast-enamel adhesion by promoting mineralization of the fibrous layer during the maturation stage of amelogenesis.

  1. EFL SPEAKING AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN WORKING MEMORY CAPACITY: GRAMMATICAL COMPLEXITY AND WEIGHTED LEXICAL DENSITY IN THE ORAL PRODUCTION OF BEGINNERS

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    GICELE VERGINE e RAQUEL D’ELY

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo expande a investigação de Fontanini, Weissheimer, Bergsleithner, Perucci and D’Ely (2005 utilizando parte dos dados dessa pesquisa para examinar a relação entre capacidade de memória de trabalho, medida pelo teste de amplitude oral e pelo teste de amplitude geral, e o uso de fala gramaticalmente complexa e lexicalmente densa de doze alunos iniciantes ao elaborarem uma descrição de gravura em Inglês como L2. Adicionando aos resultados obtidos por Fontanini et al (2005, não houve correlação estatisticamente significativa entres as medidas de memória de trabalho e a fala complexa e lexicalmente densa dos aprendizes. Portanto, os resultados corroboram a existência de efeito de troca de recursos atencionais (trade-off effects entre variáveis da produção oral como uma função de diferenças individuais na capacidade de memória de trabalho.PALAVRAS-CHAVE: produção oral, complexidade, densidade lexical, capacidade de memória de trabalho, efeito de troca de recursos atencionais.

  2. Monograph of the Genus Elodea (Hydrocharitaceae: Part 2. The species found in the Andes and Western South America Monograph of the Genus Elodea (Hydrocharitaceae: Part 2. The species found in the Andes and Western South America

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    St. John Harold

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    Full Text Available The genus Elodea Richard in Michaux was first published in 1803 (Fl. Bor.-Am. 1: 20, 1803, based upon the single species. E. Canadensis from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Though this was stated to have perfect flowers, it is now certain that the holotype specimens and the plants in nature are dioecious. Very abundant are plants bearing pistillate flowers with three stigmas and three acicular staminodia. Staminate plants are rare, but occur throughout the natural range of the species. Their flowers have nine stamens, but no trace of a gynoecium. Two well known species are now separated and placed in the genus Egeria Planch., a group just monographed by the writer. Left in Elodea are seventeen species. These are to be found in two broad areas, the northern ones in the United States and southern Canada; the southern ones in South America. As yet there is no evidence of any indigenous species of Elodea in Central America.The genus Elodea Richard in Michaux was first published in 1803(Fl. Bor.-Am. 1: 20, 1803, based upon the single species. E. Canadensis from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Though this was stated to have perfect flowers, it is now certain that the holotype specimens and the plants in nature are dioecious. Very abundant are plants bearing pistillate flowers with three stigmas and three acicular staminodia. Staminate plants are rare, but occur throughout the natural range of the species. Their flowers have nine stamens, but no trace of a gynoecium. Two well known species are now separated and placed in the genus Egeria Planch., a group just monographed by the writer. Left in Elodeaare seventeen species. These are to be found in two broad areas, the northern ones in the United Statesand southern Canada; the southern ones in South America. As yet there is no evidence of any indigenous species of Elodea in Central America.

  3. Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i4.4627 Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i4.4627

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    Liliana Rodrigues

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil. This study evaluated the heterogeneity in periphytic algal community, under the influence of time colonization on artificial substratum. We also examined which abiotic variables most influenced the community in natural and artificial substratum. Egeria najas Planchon was used as natural substratum, and a plastic plant, as artificial. This experiment was carried out in a lateral arm from Rosana Reservoir, formed by Corvo Stream (Paranapanema river basin, in the period from November 21st to December 12nd, 2003, characterized as a warm and rainy period. Changes in species composition were assessed using the similarity indices. 495 taxa were registered in the phycoperiphytic community, distributed in 133 genera and 11 classes. Zygnemaphyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Chlorophyceae and Cyanophyceae presented higher species number, in both substrata. Staurodesmus, Closterium, Staurastrum and Cosmarium (Desmidiales; Gomphonema and Eunotia (Pennales; Characium, Scenedesmus and Desmodesmus (Chlorococcales; Anabaena and Aphanocapsa (Nostocales and Chroococcales, respectively were the most species-rich genera. The epiphytic community reached the highest species richness in the 15th successional day. Regardless the substratum type, the number of species was probably related to the high concentrations of nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen.Periphytic algal community in artificial and natural substratum in a tributary of the Rosana reservoir (Corvo Stream, Paraná State, Brazil. This study evaluated the heterogeneity in periphytic algal community, under the influence of time colonization on artificial substratum. We also examined which abiotic variables most influenced the community in natural and artificial substratum. Egeria najas Planchon was used as natural substratum, and a plastic plant, as artificial. This experiment was

  4. Emergent multisystemic Enterococcus infection threatens endangered Christmas Island reptile populations.

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    Karrie Rose

    Full Text Available Multisystemic infections with a morphologically unusual bacterium were first observed in captive critically endangered Lister's geckos (Lepidodactylus listeri on Christmas Island in October 2014. Since then the infection was identified in another captive critically endangered lizard species, the blue-tailed skink (Cryptoblepharus egeriae and two species of invasive geckos; the four clawed gecko (Gehyra mutilata and Asian house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus, in a wide geographic range across the east side of the island. The Gram and periodic acid-Schiff positive cocci to diplococci have a propensity to form chains surrounded by a matrix, which ultrastructurally appears to be formed by fibrillar capsular projections. The bacterium was associated with severe and extensive replacement of tissues, but minimal host inflammatory response. Attempts to grow the organism in culture and in embryonated eggs were unsuccessful. Molecular characterisation of the organism placed it as a novel member of the genus Enterococcus. Disease Risk Analyses including this organism should now be factored into conservation management actions and island biosecurity.

  5. Coupling-induced complexity in nephron models of renal blood flow regulation

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    Laugesen, Jakob Lund; Sosnovtseva, Olga; Mosekilde, Erik

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    Marsh DJ. Coupling-induced complexity in nephron models of renal blood flow regulation. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 298: R997-R1006, 2010. First published February 10, 2010; doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00714.2009.-Tubular pressure and nephron blood flow time series display two interacting...... oscillations in rats with normal blood pressure. Tubulo-glomerular feedback (TGF) senses NaCl concentration in tubular fluid at the macula densa, adjusts vascular resistance of the nephron's afferent arteriole, and generates the slower, larger-amplitude oscillations (0.02-0.04 Hz). The faster smaller...... of glomerular pressure caused by fluctuations of blood pressure. The oscillations become irregular in animals with chronic high blood pressure. TGF feedback gain is increased in hypertensive rats, leading to a stronger interaction between the two mechanisms. With a mathematical model that simulates tubular...

  6. Effect of angiotensin II receptor blockade on proximal tubular fluid reabsorption

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    Leyssac, P P; Karlsen, F M; Holstein-Rathlou, N H

    1997-01-01

    flow rate decreased by 2.0 +/- 0.8 nl/min, and early distal NaCl concentration decreased by 4.3 +/- 0.8 mM (mean +/- SE). No changes were observed after microperfusion with saline. Because the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism was operating in the closed-loop mode, the decreased NaCl load...... to the macula densa will be compensated by an increase in the single-nephron glomerular filtration rate. In agreement with this, the early proximal flow rate, measured proximal to the site of losartan administration, increased by 5.7 +/- 1.3 nl/min. The increase in the rate of proximal reabsorption between...

  7. Avifauna em fragmentos da Mata Atlântica

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    Dário,Fábio Rossano; De Vincenzo,Maria Cristina Veiga; Almeida,Álvaro Fernando de

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    O estudo foi realizado em área localizada na Serra do Mar, no domínio da Mata Atlântica, na formação florestal denominada Floresta Ombrófila Densa Atlântica, no Município de Paraibuna, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil (localizado entre 23º31? e 23º33? de latitude Sul, 45º39? e 45º42? de longitude Oeste, e entre 944 a 1,136m de altitude). Foram estudados três fragmentos de vegetação natural de 47, 26 e 4 hectares, e uma área de plantio de eucaliptos adjacente, sendo a vegetação dos fragmentos compo...

  8. Effects of long-term inhibition of neuronal nitric oxide synthase on blood pressure and renin release

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    Ollerstam, A.; Skøtt, O.; Ek, J.

    2001-01-01

    Nitric oxide (NO) produced by neuronal NO-synthase (nNOS) in macula densa cells may be involved in the control of renin release. 7-Nitro indazole (7-NI) inhibits nNOS, and we investigated the effect of short- (4 days) and long-term (4 weeks) 7-NI treatment on blood pressure (BP), plasma renin...... LS rats (107 +/- 15 vs. 56 +/- 1 mGU mL(-1)). Stimulation of PRC in LS rats was further enhanced by 7-NI after 4 days of treatment, but not affected in rats treated for 4 weeks. This suggests that inhibition of nNOS stimulates renin release but that this stimulatory effect in the long run might...

  9. Fluidez territorial e logística da produção cafeeira no Sul de Minas

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    Ewerton Teixeira Carvalho

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    Resumo: No atual período histórico, a importância crescente dos fluxos de todas as ordens (mercadorias, pessoas, serviços, dados, informações, capital) remete à necessidade de racionalização, otimização e operacionalização da circulação e comunicação de acordo com a ótica dos agentes econômicos hegemônicos, configurando um uso corporativo e seletivo do território. Novos sistemas técnicos agrícolas se difundiram ancorados em densas cargas científicas, tecnológicas e informacionais, permitindo ...

  10. Acute upregulation of COX-2 by renal artery stenosis

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    Mann, Birgitte; Hartner, A; Jensen, B L

    2001-01-01

    This study aimed to characterize the influence of acute renal artery stenosis on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and renin expression in the juxtaglomerular apparatus. For this purpose, male Sprague-Dawley rats received a left renal artery clip, and COX-2 mRNA, COX-2 immunoreactivity, plasma renin...... activity, and renin mRNA levels were determined. COX-2 mRNA and COX-2 immunoreactivity in the macula densa region in the clipped kidneys increased as early as 6 h after clipping and reached a maximal expression 1-2 days after clipping. Although values for plasma renin activity were elevated markedly at all...... time points examined, remaining renin mRNA levels were unchanged after 6 h and then increased to reach a maximum value 1-2 days after clipping. In the contralateral intact kidney, renin mRNA and COX-2 immunoreactivity decreased to approximately 50% of their normal values. To investigate a possible...

  11. Chondroitin-6-sulfate-containing proteoglycan: a new component of human skin dermoepidermal junction

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    Fine, J D; Couchman, J R

    1988-01-01

    chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan is present in adult, neonatal, and/or fetal skin, and if present, its ultrastructural localization. Indirect immunofluorescence was performed on human adult, neonatal, and fetal skin. To detect the antigen, specimens were pretreated with chondroitinase ABC; absence of enzyme...... treatment served as negative control. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan was detectable in linear homogeneous array along the dermoepidermal junction and within vascular (and when present, adnexal) basement membranes in both adult and neonatal skin. In fetal skin, basement membrane staining was noted as early...... as 54 gestational days. Indirect immunoelectron microscopy and NaCl-split skin studies were performed to ultrastructurally localize the antigen; immune deposits were detectable within the lamina densa in chondroitinase-treated skin. These findings demonstrate that chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan...

  12. El vértigo de lo lento de Mónica Millán: presentar mundos

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    Georgina Gluzman

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    Full Text Available La obra de Mónica Millán (San Ignacio, 1960 El vértigo de lo lento se sitúa en el cruce entre el arte y la antropología. Frente a las lecturas que esta propuesta ha suscitado, nuestro texto busca poner de relieve las tensiones y relaciones existentes entre el trabajo de la artista y la disciplina antropológica, que constituyen una rica y densa trama. El vértigo de lo lento, al abordar la dicotomía arte/artesanía, basándose en un proceso de apropiación de una realidad cultural ajena a la autora, resulta una obra compleja, cuyo análisis puede contribuir a desnaturalizar ideas arraigadas en torno a la creación artística y a las jerarquías entre técnicas.

  13. La Declaración Conjunta de la Cumbre de París para el Mediterráneo. Un Documento Claramente Mejorable en Asuntos de Seguridad

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    Antonio Marquina Barrio

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    Full Text Available La iniciativa Unión para el Mediterráneo adoptada en julio de 2008 en Paris y que fue acogida de una forma bastante favorable, supone un cambio significativo en aspectos fundamentales con respecto al proceso de Barcelona. El capítulo de aspectos políticos y de seguridad ha quedado profundamente devaluado. Esto podría tener sentido dentro de un contexto teórico bien articulado en fases y reaseguros que dimanara del documento. Este no es el caso. Las importantes innovaciones introducidas, con la inclusión de proyectos comunes como línea vertebral y la densa institucionalización del proceso no quedan bien articuladas en un conjunto armónico y teóricamente consistente en los tres tradicionales cestos o capítulos que se mantienen en la Unión para el Mediterráneo.

  14. The activity of the Italian Archaeological School of Carthage 2016-2017

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    Attilio Mastino

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    Full Text Available Resoconto dell'attività 2016-2017 della Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Cartagine. In allegato un modello 3D di Salvatore Ganga dell'altare della Gens Iulia conservato al Museo del bardo di Tunisi prodotto con tecnica fotogrammetrica del tipo structure from motion. Sono state utilizzate 149 foto realizzate con una macchina digitale Sony Nex-5 con obiettivo grandangolare 16 mm. Per l'elaborazione è stato impiegato il software "Agisoft Photoscan" che ha restituito una nuvola di punti densa costituita da 14 315 667 punti (medium quality. La mesh di 946 320 facce si appoggia su 478 375 vertici. La texture è contenuta in due immagini da 8192x8192 pixels.Il breve filmato di una rotazione completa dell'oggetto è stato realizzato col software Blender.

  15. Ultrastructural and immunohistochemical localization of plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase 4 in Ca2+-transporting epithelia

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    Alexander, R Todd; Beggs, Megan R; Zamani, Reza

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    role in transcellular Ca(2+) flux and investigated the localization and regulation of Pmca4 in Ca(2+)-transporting epithelia. Using antibodies directed specifically against Pmca4, we found it expressed only in the smooth muscle layer of mouse and human intestine, while pan-specific Pmca antibodies...... the cortical thick ascending limbs, macula densa, and early distal tubules as well as smooth muscle layers surrounding renal vessels. In human kidney, a similar pattern of distribution was observed, with highest PMCA4 expression in NCC positive tubules. Electron microscopy demonstrated Pmca4 localization...... in distal nephron cells at both the basolateral membrane and intracellular perinuclear compartments, but not submembranous vesicles, suggesting rapid trafficking to the plasma membrane is unlikely to occur in vivo. Pmca4 expression was not altered by perturbations in Ca(2+) balance, pointing...

  16. Nonlinear interactions in renal blood flow regulation

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    Marsh, Donald J.; Sosnovtseva, Olga; Chon, Ki H.

    2005-01-01

    We have developed a model of tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) and the myogenic mechanism in afferent arterioles to understand how the two mechanisms are coupled. This paper presents the model. The tubular model predicts pressure, flow, and NaCl concentration as functions of time and tubular length...... hydrostatic pressure, and plasma flow rate. The arteriolar model predicts fraction of open K channels, intracellular Ca concentration (Ca-i), potential difference, rate of actin - myosin cross bridge formation, force of contraction, and length of elastic elements, and was solved for two arteriolar segments...... resistance and glomerular capillary pressure. The model couples TGF input to voltage-gated Ca channels. It predicts autoregulation of GFR and renal blood flow, matches experimental measures of tubular pressure and macula densa NaCl concentration, and predicts TGF-induced oscillations and a faster smaller...

  17. BONDING CAPITAL, EXPLOTACIÓN DE CONOCIMIENTO E INNOVACIÓN INCREMENTAL EN LOS CLUSTERS DE TURISMO CULTURAL: LAS CIUDADES PATRIMONIO DE LA HUMANIDAD EN ESPAÑA

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    Elche-Hortelano, Dioni

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo analizamos el papel de la estrategia de conocimiento en explotación para explicar la relación entre capital social en su dimensión bonding y la innovación incremental en el ámbito de los clusters. Hemos aplicado un modelo estructural sobre una muestra de 215 empresas del sector de turismo cultural de las Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de Espana. Los resultados revelan la existencia de un efecto indirecto significativo del bonding capital sobre la innovación incremental a través del desarrollo de una estrategia de conocimiento en explotación. Estos resultados sugieren que si las empresas de un cluster de turismo cultural son capaces de aprovechar sus redes densas y vínculos fuertes para implantar estrategias de conocimiento en explotación, tenderán a desarrollar mayores innovaciones incrementales.

  18. El arte en el umbral. Estética y cultura del mercado

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    CARLOS FAJARDO FAJARDO

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    Full Text Available Esta conferencia se centra en algunos aspectos donde creemos observar ciertas transformaciones importantes e ineludibles en la estética contemporánea. De este modo nos interesa indagar sobre las condiciones del arte y de las sensibilidades bajo los macroproyectos del mercado y de los medios, como también la mutación en algunas categorías de la estética moderna, tales como el concepto de obra de arte, el gusto estético, lo sublime, las relaciones entre arte y diseño. No es su propósito el rastrear la densa y exhaustiva historia de dichas mutaciones, más bien hemos realizado una mirada general a sus características actuales, mostrando algunos aspectos que operan en su interior.

  19. Downstream shift in sodium pump activity along the nephron during acute hypertension

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    Magyar, C E; Zhang, Y; Holstein-Rathlou, N H

    2001-01-01

    Acute hypertension rapidly inhibits proximal tubule (PT) Na,K-ATPase activity and sodium reabsorption 30 to 40%, increasing sodium and volume delivery to the thick ascending loop of Henle (TALH) and macula densa, providing the error signal for tubuloglomerular feedback. The hypothesis was tested...... in rats that an acute increase in sodium and volume delivery to the TALH would acutely increase outer medulla Na,K-ATPase activity. Flow to the TALH was increased by either (1) elevating BP (102 to 160 mmHg) for 5 min by constricting arteries (hypertension) or (2) inhibiting PT sodium and volume...... reabsorption with the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor benzolamide: 2 mg/kg in 300 mM NaHCO(3) at 50 microl/min for 5 to 7 min. Both stimuli increased urine output and lithium clearance three- to four-fold and increased basolateral Na,K-ATPase activity about 40%. In homogenates, acute hypertension increased...

  20. Induced mutations in Petunia hybrida Hort

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    Kashikar, S.G.; Khalatkar, A.S.

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    The seeds of a white flowering strain of Petunia hybrida hort. were treated with different concentrations of ethyl methane-sulphonate, sodium azide, diethyl sulphate, N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine, ethylene imine and gamma radiations. A large number of flower colour and morphological mutants superior to the parental variety were obtained. The flower colour mutations took the form of sectors and whole colour changes. The latter included a large spectrum of colours from light to deep magenta, pink, purple and violet coloured petals. The anthocyanin analysis of these mutants showed different patterns of pigments responsible for the various colours. In addition to these, a broad spectrum of morphological mutations of ornamental value included dwarfs, unbranched, cristata, densa, campyloflora and velutiniflora types. The inheritance of horticulturally important characters was investigated in M 3 and M 4 generations. (author)

  1. Interpretando la(s cultura(s después de la televisión: sobre el método

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    Abu Lughod, Lila

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo explora los métodos y las preguntas adecuadas para una antropología de la televisión; para ello, sostiene que la noción de ¿descripción densa¿ de Clifford Geertz necesita ser creativamente reelaborada para así ser pertinente en el estudio de las vidas humanas influidas por los medios de comunicación de masas. Las grandes preguntas, un estudio multisituado de la recepción, de los textos y de la producción de las novelas televisadas en Egipto, pueden servir para comprender la naturaleza de la cultura (reconociendo sus aspectos hegemónicos o ideológicos y de las culturas (que resultan cosmopolitas en los lugares donde esto no se espera como en Egipto en la postmodernidad postcolonial.

  2. Hacia una Sociología de Instituciones Intermediarias

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    Kjær, Poul F.

    2017-01-01

    El propósito central de este artículo es desarrollar las dimensiones de un marco teórico y conceptual para el estudio de instituciones intermediarias, tales como las corporativas, neo- corporativas y de governance, basado en el contexto europeo. Como tal, busca desarrollar un marco que sea capaz...... percepción de que las instituciones intermediarias son las bisagras de la sociedad moderna en la medida en que estas sirven como sitios centrales para la estabilización de relaciones entre múltiples esferas sociales, más notablemente entre las esferas económicas y no económicas de la sociedad. Las...... instituciones intermediarias pueden ser consideradas en tanto que particulares formas densas de estructuras que caracterizan la sociedad como tal, y los cambios en el establecimiento de dichas instituciones pueden reflejar también particulares y claras ilustraciones de las transformaciones por las que ha pasado...

  3. A prostituição e a dignidade da pessoa humana: crítica literária e musical à negação do direito fundamental ao trabalho

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    Full Text Available Resumo: No presente artigo antecede-se pesquisa densa acerca do “submundo” da prostituição, sob a óptica dos direitos fundamentais e a sua concreção. Analisou-se a relativização da dignidade humana pela negação do direito ao trabalho àquelas pessoas que se prostituem, bem como a sua condição de invisibilidade e mazela social. Destacou-se, ainda, por meio da análise dos direitos sexuais, que envolvem a liberdade, a indissolubilidade do “amálgama normativo” direito, moral e religião, demonstrando, assim, a necessidade premente de regulação da atividade como forma de se destinar aos prostitutos igual respeito e consideração. Palavras-chave: Prostituição. Direitos fundamentais. Dignidade da pessoa humana. Moralidade. Direito ao trabalho.

  4. Mechanisms controlling renal hemodynamics and electrolyte excretion during amino acids

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    Woods, L.L.; Mizelle, H.L.; Montani, J.P.; Hall, J.E.

    1986-01-01

    Our purpose was to investigate the mechanisms by which increased plasma amino acids elevate renal blood flow (RBF) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Since transport of amino acids and Na + is linked in the proximal tubule, the authors hypothesized that increased amino acids might stimulate proximal tubular Na + reabsorption (PR/sub Na/) and thus increase RBF and GFR by a macula densa feedback mechanism. A solution of four amino acids (Ala, Ser, Gly, Pro) was infused intravenously into anesthetized dogs with normal kidneys (NK) and with kidneys in which the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism was blunted by lowering renal artery pressure (LPK) or blocked by making the kidneys nonfiltering (NFK). In NK, RBF and GFR increased by 35 +/- 4% and 30 +/- 7% after 90 min of amino acid infusion, while PR/sub Na/ (estimated from lithium clearance) and O 2 consumption increased by 31 +/- 5% and 29 +/- 5% and distal Na + delivery remained relatively constant. Autoregulation of RBF and GFR in response to step deceases in renal artery pressure was impaired during amino acids in NK. The hemodynamic responses to amino acids were abolished in LPK and NFK. Infusion of the nonmetabolized α-aminoisobutyric acid into NK produced changes in renal hemodynamics that were similar to the responses observed with the four metabolizable amino acids. These data are consistent with the hypothesis that elevation of plasma amino acids increases RBF and GFR by a mechanism that requires an intact macula densa feedback. Metabolism of the amino acids does not appear to be necessary for these changes to occur

  5. The Carboniferous-Permian boundary in the central western Argentinean basins: paleontological evidences El límite Carbonífero-Pérmico en las cuencas del centro oeste de Argentina: evidencias paleontológicas

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    Gabriela A Cisterna

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    Full Text Available The central western Argentinean basins of Río Blanco, Calingasta-Uspallata and western Paganzo, enclose the most complete marine successions used for examining the Carboniferous-Permian boundary in Gondwana. A detailed review of the key stratigraphical sections has allowed the identification of the latest Carboniferous assemblages; NBG, Interval megafloristic Zone and DM (Raistrickia densa-Convolutispora muriornata Palynological Zone in the lower part, and the earliest Permian T-S (Tivertonia jachalensis-Streptorhynchus inaequiornatus invertebrate Zone and FS (Pakhapitesfusus-Vittatina subsaccata Palynological Zone in the upper part. This diagnostic mega/microflora and marine invertebrate paleontological evidence provides a biostratigraphical framework for the definition of the Carboniferous-Permian boundary inside the basins of central western Argentina.Las cuencas del centro oeste de Argentina, Río Blanco, Calingasta-Uspallata y el sector oeste de la cuenca Paganzo, contienen las secuencias marinas más completas para el estudio del límite Carbonífero-Pérmico en Gondwana. Un estudio detallado de secciones estratigráficas claves ha permitido la identificación de las asociaciones megaflo-rísticas NBG y de Intervalo, y de la palinozona DM (Raistrickia densa-Convolutispora muriornata, del Carbonífero Tardío, en la parte inferior de dichas secciones; en tanto, en la parte media superior de las secciones estudiadas, se han identificado la biozona de invertebrados T-S (Tivertonia jachalensis-Streptorhynchus inaequiornatus y la palinozona FS (Pakhapites fusus-Vittatina subsaccata, ambas asignadas al Pérmico Temprano. El registro de estas asociaciones diagnósticas de mega/microflora e invertebrados marinos provee un esquema bioestratigráfico integrado que permite ubicar el límite Carbonífero-Pérmico en las cuencas del centro oeste de Argentina.

  6. Mechanisms controlling renal hemodynamics and electrolyte excretion during amino acids

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    Woods, L.L.; Mizelle, H.L.; Montani, J.P.; Hall, J.E.

    1986-08-01

    Our purpose was to investigate the mechanisms by which increased plasma amino acids elevate renal blood flow (RBF) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Since transport of amino acids and Na is linked in the proximal tubule, the authors hypothesized that increased amino acids might stimulate proximal tubular Na reabsorption (PR/sub Na/) and thus increase RBF and GFR by a macula densa feedback mechanism. A solution of four amino acids (Ala, Ser, Gly, Pro) was infused intravenously into anesthetized dogs with normal kidneys (NK) and with kidneys in which the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism was blunted by lowering renal artery pressure (LPK) or blocked by making the kidneys nonfiltering (NFK). In NK, RBF and GFR increased by 35 +/- 4% and 30 +/- 7% after 90 min of amino acid infusion, while PR/sub Na/ (estimated from lithium clearance) and O2 consumption increased by 31 +/- 5% and 29 +/- 5% and distal Na delivery remained relatively constant. Autoregulation of RBF and GFR in response to step deceases in renal artery pressure was impaired during amino acids in NK. The hemodynamic responses to amino acids were abolished in LPK and NFK. Infusion of the nonmetabolized -aminoisobutyric acid into NK produced changes in renal hemodynamics that were similar to the responses observed with the four metabolizable amino acids. These data are consistent with the hypothesis that elevation of plasma amino acids increases RBF and GFR by a mechanism that requires an intact macula densa feedback. Metabolism of the amino acids does not appear to be necessary for these changes to occur.

  7. Influencia de un sólido sobre el secado de mezclas líquidas parcialmente miscibles

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    Full Text Available Un estudio experimental del secado convectivo de un sólido humedecido con una mezcla líquida que exhibe separación de fases durante el proceso de evaporación ha sido efectuado. Los experimentos fueron realizados en un secador de túnel a escala de laboratorio bajo diferentes condiciones de operación tales como temperatura y velocidad del gas así como diferentes composiciones de las mezclas líquidas. Se humedeció el sólido con mezclas binarias y ternarias, y se efectuó la evaporación a partir de la superficie libre líquida. Se utilizo como humedad el sistema binario agua-hexano y la mezcla ternaria agua-hexano-etanol, ambos involucrados en la extracción de biopesticida a partir de semillas de nim. Esferas de vidrio y semillas de nim trituradas fueron usadas como sólido. La densidad y el índice de distribución másico de las fases tienen gran influencia en el proceso de evaporación. Si la fase menos densa del hexano esta en exceso, la superficie es cubierta solamente por esta fase y no existe evaporación de la otra fase hasta que el índice de distribución másico es tal que la segunda fase es expuesta al gas. La presencia de un sólido poroso interrumpe este patrón y la fase más densa puede ser removida simultáneamente incluso a bajas fracciones de esta última. En este caso, también la forma en que el sólido fue humedecido tiene influencia en el proceso.

  8. Classificação orientada a objeto de imagens de sensoriamento remoto em estudos epidemiológicos sobre leishmaniose visceral em área urbana

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    Andréa Sobral de Almeida

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo, explorou-se o uso da classificação orientada a objeto de imagens de sensoriamento remoto em estudos epidemiológicos sobre leishmaniose visceral (LV em áreas urbanas. A classificação orientada a objeto foi aplicada a cenas Landsat 5 TM da cidade de Teresina, Piauí, Brasil, para obtenção de informações ambientais e temperatura. Para o período de 1993-1996, a taxa de incidência de LV nos setores censitários da cidade foi positivamente correlacionada com a área do setor censitário coberta por vegetação densa, rasteira e solo exposto e negativamente com a área coberta por água e áreas densamente ocupadas. No período de 2001-2006, foram encontradas correlações positivas com vegetação densa, rasteira, solo exposto e áreas densamente ocupadas e negativas com áreas urbanas com alguma vegetação. A temperatura da superfície terrestre foi negativamente associada à incidência de LV nos dois períodos. A classificação orientada a objeto pode ser útil para caracterizar paisagens associadas à ocorrência da LV em áreas urbanas e delimitar áreas de risco para definição de prioridades na implementação de intervenções.

  9. Emissions of methane and carbon dioxide during anaerobic decomposition of aquatic macrophytes from a tropical lagoon (São Paulo, Brazil Emissões de metano e dióxido de carbono da decomposição de macrófitas aquáticas de uma lagoa tropical (São Paulo, Brasil

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    Irineu Bianchini Jr.

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    Full Text Available AIM: Massive accumulations of aquatic sedimentary plant are the main source of CH4 and CO2 emissions in floodplain lakes. To examine this connection, this study measured CO2 and CH4 formation during anaerobic decomposition of aquatic macrophytes from a floodplain lake; METHODS: Methane formation was determined to the intrinsic characteristics of the debris, and the experimental (physical and chemical conditions. Production of CH4 and CO2 were measured during anaerobic degradation of seven aquatic macrophytes: Cabomba furcata, Cyperus giganteus, Egeria najas, Eichhornia azurea, Ludwigia inclinata, Oxycaryum cubense, and Utricularia breviscapa, all of which inhabit the littoral zone of the lagoon studied; RESULTS: Overall, methanogenesis was more sensitive to temperature variation than gross anaerobic mineralization. Although the metabolic routes that generate CO2 were always predominant, as a competing process methanogenesis was favored by increasing temperature to the detriment of CO2 formation. Although several factors (such as pH, redox potential, salinity and nutrients availability influenced yields of the final degradation products, temperature and detritus chemical composition were, in a first approach, the key factors in CH4 formation. In the oxbow lakes of the Mogi-Guaçu River Floodplain, especially Óleo Lagoon, on average, 10% of the total carbon can be regarded as the yield of CH4 formation derived from aquatic macrophyte decay, while the remaining carbon (90% became CO2.OBJETIVO: Acúmulos intensos de plantas nos sedimentos são importantes fontes de emissões de CH4 e CO2 em lagoas de várzea de inundação. Nesse estudo foram determinadas as formações de CH4 e CO2 da decomposição anaeróbia de macrófitas aquáticas de uma lagoa marginal; MÉTODOS: A formação do metano foi determinada com base nas características intrínsecas dos detritos e das condições experimentais. As produções de CH4 e CO2 foram determinadas durante

  10. Generic phylogeny, historical biogeography and character evolution of the cosmopolitan aquatic plant family Hydrocharitaceae.

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    Chen, Ling-Yun; Chen, Jin-Ming; Gituru, Robert Wahiti; Wang, Qing-Feng

    2012-03-10

    Hydrocharitaceae is a fully aquatic monocot family, consists of 18 genera with approximately 120 species. The family includes both fresh and marine aquatics and exhibits great diversity in form and habit including annual and perennial life histories; submersed, partially submersed and floating leaf habits and linear to orbicular leaf shapes. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution and is well represented in the Tertiary fossil record in Europe. At present, the historical biogeography of the family is not well understood and the generic relationships remain controversial. In this study we investigated the phylogeny and biogeography of Hydrocharitaceae by integrating fossils and DNA sequences from eight genes. We also conducted ancestral state reconstruction for three morphological characters. Phylogenetic analyses produced a phylogeny with most branches strongly supported by bootstrap values greater than 95 and Bayesian posterior probability values of 1.0. Stratiotes is the first diverging lineage with the remaining genera in two clades, one clade consists of Lagarosiphon, Ottelia, Blyxa, Apalanthe, Elodea and Egeria; and the other consists of Hydrocharis-Limnobium, Thalassia, Enhalus, Halophila, Najas, Hydrilla, Vallisneria, Nechamandra and Maidenia. Biogeographic analyses (DIVA, Mesquite) and divergence time estimates (BEAST) resolved the most recent common ancestor of Hydrocharitaceae as being in Asia during the Late Cretaceous and Palaeocene (54.7-72.6 Ma). Dispersals (including long-distance dispersal and migrations through Tethys seaway and land bridges) probably played major roles in the intercontinental distribution of this family. Ancestral state reconstruction suggested that in Hydrocharitaceae evolution of dioecy is bidirectional, viz., from dioecy to hermaphroditism, and from hermaphroditism to dioecy, and that the aerial-submerged leaf habit and short-linear leaf shape are the ancestral states. Our study has shed light on the previously controversial

  11. Durability of wood-plastic composites

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    J.J. Morrell; Nicole M. Stark; David E. Pendleton; Armando G. McDonald

    2006-01-01

    Deterioration is broadly defined as any negative effect on the properties of a material. The effects can be due to biological attack or to various non-living agents (sunlight, moisture, temperature), but often, deterioration results from a combination of factors. Nowhere is this more evident than with WPCs, owing to the marriage of dissimilar materials. This article...

  12. Biology in the Agriculture Classroom: A Descriptive Comparative Study

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    Despain, Deric; North, Teresa; Warnick, Brian K.; Baggaley, John

    2016-01-01

    Agricultural education can take scientific topics to higher levels, emphasize scientific concepts, involve hands-on learning, and develop interrelationships with the other sciences, thus making the living and non-living world around them relevant for students, potentially supporting a STEM curriculum. As such, in 1996, Utah deemed agricultural…

  13. Marine Biology and Oceanography, Grades Nine to Twelve. Part II.

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    Kolb, James A.

    This unit, one of a series designed to develop and foster an understanding of the marine environment, presents marine science activities for students in grades 9-12. The unit, focusing on sea plants/animals and their interactions with each other and the non-living environment, has sections dealing with: marine ecology; marine bacteriology;…

  14. Four cultures: new synergies for engaging society on climate change

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    Matthew C. Nisbet; Mark A. Hixon; Kathleen Dean Moore; Michael. Nelson

    2010-01-01

    The scientific community has largely reached consensus that climate change is real, is exacerbated by human activities, and is causing detectable shifts in both living and non-living components of the biosphere. Yet, documenting and predicting the ecological, economic, social, and cultural consequences of climate change have not yet stimulated an appropriately strong...

  15. From improvement towards enhancement : A regenesis of environmental law at the dawn of the anthropocene

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    Somsen, Han; Brownsword, Roger; Young, Karen; Scotford, Eloise

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses a host of what mostly are still isolated ad hoc technology-driven initiatives, usually in support of human (rights) imperatives, which effectively endeavour to engineer and re-engineer living and non-living environments in ways that have no natural, legal or historical

  16. Children's Preconceptions of Human-Animal Relationships, Dispositions towards a Humane Consciousness and Implications for Curriculum and Instruction.

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    Yoon, Susan

    Even though we live in an age of advancing technology and changing structure of science, especially in genetics engineering, there appears to be a great lack of understanding of these basic concepts by society in general. Society carries responsibilities to both living and non-living things; this lack of understanding may result in combined…

  17. De scheiding van slib en plankton

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    Budding, M.C.

    1974-01-01

    It is possible to separate non-living suspended matter and living plankton with the help of a common laboratory centrifuge and a commercial silica-gel called LUDOX. With this method it becomes possible to determine particle size of suspended matter and plankton separately with e.g. a Coulter

  18. Pb II

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    This investigation describes the use of non-living biomass of Aspergillus caespitosus for removal of ... Pb(II) production has exceeded 3.5 million tons per year. It has been used in the ... This biomass was selected after screening a wide range of microbes. .... prolonged, which proved better biopolymer in metal uptake (Gadd ...

  19. Science 101: How Do We Distinguish between Living and Nonliving Things?

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    Robertson, Bill

    2016-01-01

    Since nearly every science curriculum in the country contains a section on living and non-living things, Bill Robertson believes that pretty much anyone who has taught the subject has run into difficulties. It seems as if no matter what criteria you use to distinguish between the two you can nearly always find exceptions. This article provides a…

  20. HPV infection and vaccination in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients: What we really should know

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    I. Grein (Ingrid); N. Groot (Noortje); Lacerda, M.I. (Marcela Ignacchiti); N.M. Wulffraat (Nico); G. Pileggi (Gecilmara)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractPatients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) are at increased risk for infections. Vaccination is a powerful tool to prevent infections, even in immunocompromised patients. Most non-live vaccines are immunogenic and safe in patients with SLE, even if antibody titres are frequently

  1. HPV infection and vaccination in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients : what we really should know

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    Rotstein Grein, Ingrid Herta; Groot, Noortje; Lacerda, Marcela Ignacchiti; Wulffraat, Nico; Pileggi, Gecilmara

    2016-01-01

    Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) are at increased risk for infections. Vaccination is a powerful tool to prevent infections, even in immunocompromised patients. Most non-live vaccines are immunogenic and safe in patients with SLE, even if antibody titres are frequently lower than

  2. The Role of Sensory-Motor Information in Object Recognition: Evidence from Category-Specific Visual Agnosia

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    Wolk, D.A.; Coslett, H.B.; Glosser, G.

    2005-01-01

    The role of sensory-motor representations in object recognition was investigated in experiments involving AD, a patient with mild visual agnosia who was impaired in the recognition of visually presented living as compared to non-living entities. AD named visually presented items for which sensory-motor information was available significantly more…

  3. Macrofaunal diversity in the Central Indian Ocean Basin

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    Pavithran, S.; Ingole, B.S.; Nanajkar, M.; Nath, B.N.

    to the increasing interest of mankind in the non-living resources and destructive deep-sea fishing practices present in these areas. The polymetallic nodule is one such resource, looked upon as an alternative to land-based minerals. The Central Indian Ocean Basin...

  4. Semantic Relevance, Domain Specificity and the Sensory/Functional Theory of Category-Specificity

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    Sartori, Giuseppe; Gnoato, Francesca; Mariani, Ilenia; Prioni, Sara; Lombardi, Luigi

    2007-01-01

    According to the sensory/functional theory of semantic memory, Living items rely more on Sensory knowledge than Non-living ones. The sensory/functional explanation of category-specificity assumes that semantic features are organised on the basis of their content. We report here a study on DAT patients with impaired performance on Living items and…

  5. Does Normal Processing Provide Evidence of Specialised Semantic Subsystems?

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    Shapiro, Laura R.; Olson, Andrew C.

    2005-01-01

    Category-specific disorders are frequently explained by suggesting that living and non-living things are processed in separate subsystems (e.g. Caramazza & Shelton, 1998). If subsystems exist, there should be benefits for normal processing, beyond the influence of structural similarity. However, no previous study has separated the relative…

  6. Dynamics of embolism repair in xylem: in vivo visualizations using High Resolution Computed Tomography

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    Water moves through plants under tension and in a thermodynamically metastable state, leaving the non-living vessels that transport this water vulnerable to blockage by gas embolisms. Failure to re-establish flow in embolized vessels can lead to systemic loss of hydraulic conductivity and ultimately...

  7. the nature table as a means of promoting environmental awareness

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    rewarded with satisfying knowledge, the process results in feelings of competence and a desire to learn more. 11 ... wasp nest, bird nest, section of a termite mound, honeycomb etc. • Circular shapes round ... birds, spiders and plants as well as non-living objects such as sand, gravel, rocks and concrete. A walk through the ...

  8. Why cumulative impacts assessments of hydrocarbon activities in the Arctic fail to meet their purpose

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    Kirkfeldt, Trine Skovgaard; Hansen, Anne Merrild; Olsen, Pernille

    2017-01-01

    The Arctic Region is characterised by vulnerable ecosystems and residing indigenous people, dependent on nature for fishing and hunting. The Arctic also contains a wealth of non-living natural resources such as minerals and hydrocarbons. Synergies between increased access and growing global deman...

  9. Modeling collagen remodeling in tissue engineered cardiovascular tissues

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    Soares, A.L.F.

    2012-01-01

    Commonly, heart valve replacements consist of non-living materials lacking the ability to grow, repair and remodel. Tissue engineering (TE) offers a promising alternative to these replacement strategies since it can overcome its disadvantages. The technique aims to create an autologous living tissue

  10. Portfolio career

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    Harris, Robert

    2017-01-01

    Performance opportunities for classical musicians seem to be declining. Nevertheless, the growth of creative industries is larger than that of the economy. Current emphasis is more on touring, Internet, and non-live performance. Financial viability depends on advertising, social media,

  11. 40 CFR 227.21 - Uses considered.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Uses considered. 227.21 Section 227.21 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) OCEAN DUMPING CRITERIA FOR THE... living marine resources; (k) Actual or anticipated exploitation of non-living resources, including...

  12. 40 CFR 221.1 - Applications for permits.

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    ... of the proposed dumping on the marine environment, navigation, living and non-living marine resource... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Applications for permits. 221.1 Section 221.1 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) OCEAN DUMPING...

  13. 40 CFR 230.5 - General procedures to be followed.

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    ... components which characterize the non-living environment of the candidate site, the substrate and the water... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false General procedures to be followed. 230.5 Section 230.5 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) OCEAN DUMPING...

  14. Process optimization and mechanistic studies of lead (II): Aspergillus ...

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    The lead (II) accumulation potential of various biosorbent had been widely studied in the last few years, but an outstanding Pb(II) accumulating biomass still seems crucial for bringing the process to a successful application stage. This investigation describes the use of non-living biomass of Aspergillus caespitosus for ...

  15. A Common Mechanism in Verb and Noun Naming Deficits in Alzheimer's Patients

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    Almor, Amit; Aronoff, Justin M.; MacDonald, Maryellen C.; Gonnerman, Laura M.; Kempler, Daniel; Hintiryan, Houri; Hayes, UnJa L.; Arunachalam, Sudha; Andersen, Elaine S.

    2009-01-01

    We tested the ability of Alzheimer's patients and elderly controls to name living and non-living nouns, and manner and instrument verbs. Patients' error patterns and relative performance with different categories showed evidence of graceful degradation for both nouns and verbs, with particular domain-specific impairments for living nouns and…

  16. Social systems: unearthing the big picture

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    Cowley, Stephen

    2014-01-01

    Open peer commentary on the article “Social Autopoiesis?” by Hugo Urrestarazu. Upshot: Although accepting Urrestarazu’s view of how autopoietic dynamics can be sought in the domain of the non-living, we see no reason to trace the social to autonomy. Rather, we stress that social systems happen all...

  17. Episodic memory for natural and transformed food.

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    Aiello, Marilena; Vignando, Miriam; Foroni, Francesco; Pergola, Giulio; Rossi, Paola; Silveri, Maria Caterina; Rumiati, Raffaella I

    2018-05-10

    It has been proposed that the conceptual knowledge of food and its putative subdivision into natural (i.e., fruit/vegetables) and transformed (i.e., food that underwent thermic or non-thermic processing) may follow the living/non-living distinction. In the present study, we investigated whether the advantage for living things compared to non-living things observed in episodic memory (the so-called animacy effect) extends to natural foods and transformed foods respectively. We pursued this issue in two experiments. In Experiment 1, we measured episodic memory for natural and transformed foods in young participants. In Experiment 2, we enrolled dementia-free centenarians, patients with Alzheimer's disease (DAT), Progressive primary aphasia (PPA), and healthy controls whose episodic memory was also tested for living/non-living things. Results showed that young participants had better recognition memory for transformed foods compared to natural foods. This difference disappeared in centenarians and patients. However, centenarians and PPA exhibited enhanced levels of false alarms (FA) with natural food, and DAT patients with both natural and transformed food. As far as the living/non-living distinction is concerned, the episodic memory for the living category appears more resilient to the decline compared to the non-living category in patients, particularly those with PPA. In conclusion, our study shows that transformed food is better remembered than natural food, suggesting that it is more salient and possibly relevant from an evolutionary perspective. The natural/transformed distinction appears susceptible to erosion only in the presence of a high degree of episodic memory impairment. These results offer novel insight on episodic memory of food, and also extend the current knowledge on the animacy effect in episodic memory. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Achados ecográficos em pacientes com catarata total Ultrasound findings in patients with dense cataracts

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    Zélia Maria da Silva Corrêa

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Avaliar a prevalência e a natureza das anomalias intra-oculares detectadas no exame de ultra-som em pacientes com catarata densa (total e comparar estes achados com aqueles obtidos após cirurgia de catarata. Métodos: Foram revisados 724 ultra-sonografias oculares realizadas entre janeiro de 1999 e julho de 2001. Destas, 289 exames foram solicitadas em casos de catarata densa (total pela impossibilidade de observar o segmento posterior. Os achados ultra-sonográficos foram documentados por fotografias e revisados para o estudo. Seguimento pós-operatório foi possível em 131 pacientes para avaliar sensibilidade e especificidade do ultra-som como método diagnóstico. A análise estatística foi feita com o teste t de "Student" usando o pacote estatístico SPSS "Statistical Package for the Social Science" 8.0 para Windows. Resultados: Foram estudados 289 pacientes com catarata densa, todos avaliados com ultra-som; 200 destes apresentavam alterações ecográficas em segmento posterior. Nos pacientes sem história de trauma ocular (n=268, 82 olhos (30,6% apresentaram segmento posterior normal e 26 olhos (9,7%, descolamento de retina. Nos pacientes com história de trauma ocular (n=21 foram encontrados 8 olhos com descolamento de retina (38,1% e 7 normais (33,3%. A concordância entre os achados ecográficos e pós-operatórios foi de 95,4% nos 131 pacientes com seguimento pós-operatório. O ultra-som apresentou sensibilidade de 91,3% e especificidade de 100%. Conclusão: Neste estudo, a avaliação pré-operatória de cataratas densas com ultra-som se mostrou eficiente em diagnosticar alterações do segmento posterior. A sensibilidade e a especificidade deste exame complementar na amostra estudada confirmam a importância do ultra-som na avaliação pré-operatória de pacientes com cataratas densas.Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence and nature of intra-ocular abnormalities detected by conventional B-scan ultrasound in patients

  19. Variabilidade local e regional da evapotranspiração estimada pelo algoritmo SEBAL Local and regional variability of evapotranspiration estimated by SEBAL algorithm

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    Luis C. J. Moreira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Em face da importância em conhecer a evapotranspiração (ET para uso racional da água na irrigação no contexto atual de escassez desse recurso, algoritmos de estimativa da ET a nível regional foram desenvolvidos utilizando-se de ferramentas de sensoriamento remoto. Este estudo objetivou aplicar o algoritmo SEBAL (Surface Energy Balance Algorithms for Land em três imagens do satélite Landsat 5, do segundo semestre de 2006. As imagens correspondem a áreas irrigadas, floresta nativa densa e a Caatinga do Estado do Ceará (Baixo Acaraú, Chapada do Apodi e Chapada do Araripe. Este algoritmo calcula a evapotranspiração horária a partir do fluxo de calor latente, estimado como resíduo do balanço de energia na superfície. Os valores de ET obtidos nas três regiões foram superiores a 0,60 mm h-1 nas áreas irrigadas ou de vegetação nativa densa. As áreas de vegetação nativa menos densa apresentaram taxa da ET horária de 0,35 a 0,60 mm h-1, e valores quase nulos em áreas degradadas. A análise das médias de evapotranspiração horária pelo teste de Tukey a 5% de probabilidade permitiu evidenciar uma variabilidade significativa local, bem como regional no Estado do Ceará.In the context of water resources scarcity, the rational use of water for irrigation is necessary, implying precise estimations of the actual evapotranspiration (ET. With the recent progresses of remote-sensed technologies, regional algorithms estimating evapotranspiration from satellite observations were developed. This work aimed at applying the SEBAL algorithm (Surface Energy Balance Algorithms for Land at three Landsat-5 images during the second semester of 2006. These images cover irrigated areas, dense native forest areas and caatinga areas in three regions of the state of Ceará (Baixo Acaraú, Chapada do Apodi and Chapada do Araripe. The SEBAL algorithm calculates the hourly evapotranspiration from the latent heat flux, estimated from the surface energy

  20. Genética Molecular das Epidermólises Bolhosas Molecular Genetics of Epidermolysis Bullosa

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    Hiram Larangeira de Almeida Jr

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available O estudo das alterações moleculares das epidermólises bolhosas tem contribuído para que se compreenda melhor essas enfermidades. Na epidermólise bolhosa simples a maioria dos casos está associada com alteração nas citoqueratinas basais 5 (gen KRT5 e 14 (gen KRT14, o que modifica o citoesqueleto na camada basal da epiderme, levando à degeneração dessa camada, formando bolha intra-epidérmica. Mutações na plectina (gen PLEC1, componente da placa interna do hemidesmossoma, levam também à clivagem intra-epidérmica. Na epidermólise bolhosa juncional vários gens estão envolvidos, em decorrência da complexidade da zona da membrana basal, todos levando ao descolamento dos queratinócitos basais na lâmina lúcida, pela disfunção da aderência entre esses e a lâmina densa. Alterações na laminina 5 (gens LAMA3, LAMB3 e LAMC2, integrina alfa6beta4 (gens ITGA6 e ITGB4 e colágeno XVII (gen COL17A1 foram descritas. Por fim, na epidermólise bolhosa distrófica apenas um gen está mutado, alterando o colágeno VII (gen COL7A1, principal componente das fibrilas ancorantes, produzindo clivagem abaixo da lâmina densa, variando fenotipicamente de acordo com a conseqüência da mutação. Outra aplicação importante dessas informações refere-se ao diagnóstico pré-natal, com a perspectiva no futuro da terapia gênica.New data regarding the molecular aspects of the heterogeneous group of epidermolysis bullosa has brought some important information about its pathogenesis. In epidermolysis bullosa simplex the majority of mutations are localized in the genes of the basal cytokeratin 5 (gene KRT5 and 14 (gene KRT14, cytolysis at this layer with intraepidermal blister is seen under light microscopy. Mutations of plectin (gene PLEC1, a protein found in the inner hemidesmosomal plaque, leads also to intraepidermal blisters. In junctional epidermolysis bullosa many proteins from the basal membrane zone are involved, such as laminin 5 (genes

  1. Role of Nitric Oxide in the Regulation of Renin and Vasopressin Secretion

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    Reid, Ian A.

    1994-01-01

    Research during recent years has established nitric oxide as a unique signaling molecule that plays important roles in the regulation of the cardiovascular, nervous, immune, and other systems. Nitric oxide has also been implicated in the control of the secretion of hormones by the pancreas, hypothalamus, and anterior pituitary gland, and evidence is accumulating that it contributes to the regulation of the secretion of renin and vasopressin, hormones that play key roles in the control of sodium and water balance. Several lines of evidence have implicated nitric oxide in the control of renin secretion. The enzyme nitric oxide synthase is present in vascular and tubular elements of the kidney, particularly in cells of the macula densa, a structure that plays an important role in the control of renin secretion. Guanylyl cyclase, a major target for nitric oxide, is also present in the kidney. Drugs that inhibit nitric oxide synthesis generally suppress renin release in vivo and in vitro, suggesting a stimulatory role for the L-arginine/nitric oxide pathway in the control of renin secretion. Under some conditions, however, blockade of nitric oxide synthesis increases renin secretion. Recent studies indicate that nitric oxide not only contributes to the regulation of basal renin secretion, but also participates in the renin secretory responses to activation of the renal baroreceptor, macula densa, and beta adrenoceptor mechanisms that regulate renin secretion. Histochemical and immunocytochemical studies have revealed the presence of nitric oxide synthase in the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus and in the posterior pituitary gland. Colocalization of nitric oxide synthase and vasopressin has been demonstrated in some hypothalamic neurons. Nitric oxide synthase activity in the hypothalamus and pituitary is increased by maneuvers known to stimulate vasopressin secretion, including salt loading and dehydration, Administration of L-arginine and nitric

  2. Modelo digital del relieve original del yacimiento Punta Gorda

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    Luis F. Mena-Matos

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Se obtiene un MDT del relieve original del yacimiento de níquel Punta Gorda, transformado por veinte años de explotación minera. Se parte de tres fuentes de información: la red de exploración espaciada a 33,33 m, precisa pero poco densa; la red de explotación espaciada a 16,67 m, densa pero imprecisa, y la tercera es la carta topográfica a escala 1: 5 000, digitalizada con vectorización semiautomática sobre las imágenes rectificadas con polinomios de 2do y 3do órdenes; ésta es poco precisa, pero representativa de la variabilidad espacial del terreno. Se compararon las fuentes de información tomando como referencia la carta topográfica y en función de estas diferencias se planificó un levantamiento de campo para el control de errores. Se compararon los puntos de control con las fuentes de información y algunas de sus combinaciones, convertidas en grids espaciados a 2 m de distancia, estos grids fueron estimados mediante interpolación lineal con triangulación de Delaunay, Kriging Ordinario (KO y Kriging con Drift Externo (KDE. Se empleó también la técnica de Jackknife, y se tomaron como destino los puntos de comprobación. Los mejores resultados se obtuvieron con KDE tomando como variable la cota de la red de explotación y como drift la carta topográfica 1: 5 000, a ésta se agregó la red de explotación para densificar la información del drift. Se eliminaron los datos no robustos y se obtuvo un MDT usando la precisión de la red de exploración y la información del comportamiento espacial del relieve brindados por la red de explotación y la carta topográfica 1: 5 000.

  3. Epidermólise bolhosa distrófica recessiva mitis: relato de caso clínico Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa mitis: case report

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    Thaiz Gava Rigoni Gürtler

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available As epidermólises bolhosas são dermatoses bolhosas congênitas que levam à formação de bolhas espontaneamente ou após trauma. São reconhecidos três grupos de da doença, de acordo com o segundo consenso internacional: simples, juncional e distrófica. Nas formas distróficas, o defeito genético deve-se à mutação no gene COL7A1, responsável pela codificação do colágeno VII, principal constituinte das fibrilas de ancoragem, que participam na aderência da lâmina densa à derme. Os autores relatam o caso de paciente do sexo feminino, de 15 anos, apresentando ulcerações nas pernas, bolhas serosas e lesões atrófico-acastanhadas nos braços e tronco. Foram observadas distrofias ungueais e alterações dentárias, iniciadas a partir do nascimento. O exame histopatológico da bolha revelou quadro compatével com epidermólise bolhosa, que, associado aos dados clínicos, permitiram a classificação do caso na forma distrófica recessiva mitis.Epidermolysis bullosa are congenital bullous dermatoses that lead to spontaneous or post-traumatic formation of blisters. There are three recognized disease groups, according to the second international consensus: simplex, junctional and dystrophic. The genetic defect of the dystrophic forms is due to a mutation in the COL7A1 gene, which is responsible for codifying collagen VII, the main representative of anchoring fibrils, which participate in the adherence of the "lamina densa" to the dermis. The authors describe a case of a 15 year-old female patient who presented ulcers on her legs, serous blisters and atrophic scars on her arms and body. Dystrophic ungual and dental abnormalities had also been observed since her birth. Blister histopathological examination was compatible with epidermolysis bullosa, which, in association with clinical data, allowed the classification of recessive distrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

  4. Real-time three-dimensional imaging of epidermal splitting and removal by high-definition optical coherence tomography.

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    Boone, Marc; Draye, Jean Pierre; Verween, Gunther; Pirnay, Jean-Paul; Verbeken, Gilbert; De Vos, Daniel; Rose, Thomas; Jennes, Serge; Jemec, Gregor B E; Del Marmol, Véronique

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    While real-time 3-D evaluation of human skin constructs is needed, only 2-D non-invasive imaging techniques are available. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the potential of high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) for real-time 3-D assessment of the epidermal splitting and decellularization. Human skin samples were incubated with four different agents: Dispase II, NaCl 1 M, sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) and Triton X-100. Epidermal splitting, dermo-epidermal junction, acellularity and 3-D architecture of dermal matrices were evaluated by High-definition optical coherence tomography before and after incubation. Real-time 3-D HD-OCT assessment was compared with 2-D en face assessment by reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM). (Immuno) histopathology was used as control. HD-OCT imaging allowed real-time 3-D visualization of the impact of selected agents on epidermal splitting, dermo-epidermal junction, dermal architecture, vascular spaces and cellularity. RCM has a better resolution (1 μm) than HD-OCT (3 μm), permitting differentiation of different collagen fibres, but HD-OCT imaging has deeper penetration (570 μm) than RCM imaging (200 μm). Dispase II and NaCl treatments were found to be equally efficient in the removal of the epidermis from human split-thickness skin allografts. However, a different epidermal splitting level at the dermo-epidermal junction could be observed and confirmed by immunolabelling of collagen type IV and type VII. Epidermal splitting occurred at the level of the lamina densa with dispase II and above the lamina densa (in the lamina lucida) with NaCl. The 3-D architecture of dermal papillae and dermis was more affected by Dispase II on HD-OCT which corresponded with histopathologic (orcein staining) fragmentation of elastic fibres. With SDS treatment, the epidermal removal was incomplete as remnants of the epidermal basal cell layer remained attached to the basement membrane on the dermis. With Triton X-100 treatment

  5. Ambiente e formação estelar em galáxias

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    Mateus, A., Jr.; Sodré, L., Jr.

    2003-08-01

    Estudamos o ambiente de galáxias com formação estelar inicialmente a partir de uma amostra limitada em volume proveniente do 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey. Discriminamos as galáxias com formação estelar com base em distintas classes espectrais, utilizando para esta classificação as larguras equivalentes das linhas [OII]l3727 e Hd. O ambiente é caracterizado pela densidade espacial local de galáxias. Mostramos que a fração de galáxias com formação estelar é bastante reduzida em ambientes densos, enquanto a de galáxias passivas aumenta nestas regiões. Por outro lado, quando analisamos a fração de galáxias que apresentam um surto recente de formação estelar, notamos que ela independe do ambiente, sendo que em regiões mais densas alguns destes objetos apresentam distorções em sua morfologia. Estes resultados são confrontados com a análise da dependência ambiental da taxa de formação estelar, estimada pela emissão em Ha, de uma amostra extraída do Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Um declínio gradual da formação estelar também é observado nesta análise, sugerindo que as interações por efeitos de maré sejam responsáveis pela redução da formação estelar em ambientes densos através da remoção do reservatório de gás das galáxias. No entanto, estas interações também podem induzir surtos de formação estelar nas galáxias, além de peculiaridades morfológicas observadas nos objetos que habitam regiões mais densas.

  6. Correcciones atmosféricas relativas de imágenes de satélite: patrones invariantes y modelos atmosféricos

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    Fernando Paz Pellat

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Para utilizar en forma confiable información obtenida con tecnología satelital, es necesario eliminar o disminuir los efectos perturbadores que se asocian con la información espectral que captan los sensores a bordo de las plataformas espaciales. En el presente trabajo se analiza la inversión de los modelos de radiación de la atmósfera, que consiste en determinar las constantes aditivas y multiplicativas por banda espectral, para realizar las correcciones atmosféricas necesarias. La metodología propone el uso de los patrones invariantes de las líneas del suelo y la vegetación densa, para la inversión de los modelos de radiación. Los resultados mostraron que, sin conocimiento del modelo atmosférico ni del tipo de aerosol, con el uso de datos de la línea del suelo fueron relativamente pobres (correlación baja para la obtención de las constantes aditivas y multiplicativas de las inversiones atmosféricas, con problemas de soluciones múltiples en el proceso de inversión. Bajo condiciones similares, ocurrió lo mismo para las constantes aditivas con la línea de la vegetación densa, pero para las constantes multiplicativas, los resultados fueron favorables (R2 > 0.9. A diferencia de lo anterior, con conocimiento del modelo atmosférico y del aerosol, las estimaciones de las constantes aditivas y multiplicativas resultaron altamente satisfactorias (R2 > 0.99 en ambos casos. Para las inversiones de la línea del suelo sólo se usó una restricción de las dos disponibles. En conclusión, el uso de los patrones invariantes de las líneas del suelo permite establecer dos relaciones básicas para invertir las simulaciones de modelos de radiación de la atmósfera, previa compactación funcional, y se puede recurrir a mediciones en campo para que el proceso de corrección atmosférica propuesto en el presente trabajo pueda considerarse en términos absolutos y no relativos.

  7. Brown algae overproduce cell wall polysaccharides as a protection mechanism against the heavy metal toxicity

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    Andrade, Leonardo R.; Leal, Raquel N.; Noseda, Miguel; Duarte, Maria Eugenia R.; Pereira, Mariana S.; Mourao, Paulo A.S.; Farina, Marcos; Amado Filho, Gilberto M.

    2010-01-01

    Brown algae are often used as heavy metal biomonitors and biosorbents because they can accumulate high concentrations of metals. Cation-exchange performed by cell wall polysaccharides is pointed out as the main chemical mechanism for the metal sequestration. Here, we biochemically investigated if the brown alga Padina gymnospora living in a heavy metal contaminated area would modify their polysaccharidic content. We exposed non-living biomass to Cd and Pb and studied the metals adsorption and localization. We found that raw dried polysaccharides, sulfate groups, uronic acids, fucose, mannose, and galactose were significantly higher in contaminated algae compared with the control ones. Metal concentrations adsorbed by non-living biomass were rising comparatively to the tested concentrations. Electron microscopy showed numerous granules in the cell walls and X-ray microanalysis revealed Cd as the main element. We concluded that P. gymnospora overproduces cell wall polysaccharides when exposed to high metal concentrations as a defense mechanism.

  8. Trust Revision for Conflicting Sources

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    strategy is to first revise a priori trust assignments as a function of the degree of conflict, before the evidence is fused. This paper focuses on the...practical trust transitivity seems to be idiosyncratic for humans and animals, with no true analogue among non- living forms (and in the physical world ...visiting a foreign country Alice is looking for a restaurant where the locals go, because she would like to avoid places overrun by tourists. She meets a

  9. Natural radioactivity in environmental samples from an island of volcanic origin (Milos, Aegean Sea)

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    Florou, H.; Kritidis, P.

    1991-01-01

    Enhanced concentrations of natural radionuclides occur in volcanic islands such as Milos in the Aegean Sea. The natural gamma radiation status of the entire environment in Milos were studied using gamma radiometry. Gamma spectrometry was used to analyse ore samples, sediments and marine biota. While non-living materials showed enhanced levels of natural radioactivity, most of the marine organisms examined did not seem to reflect this radiological status. (UK)

  10. Spatial and temporal features of superordinate semantic processing studied with fMRI and EEG.

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    Costanzo, Michelle E; McArdle, Joseph J; Swett, Bruce; Nechaev, Vladimir; Kemeny, Stefan; Xu, Jiang; Braun, Allen R

    2013-01-01

    The relationships between the anatomical representation of semantic knowledge in the human brain and the timing of neurophysiological mechanisms involved in manipulating such information remain unclear. This is the case for superordinate semantic categorization-the extraction of general features shared by broad classes of exemplars (e.g., living vs. non-living semantic categories). We proposed that, because of the abstract nature of this information, input from diverse input modalities (visual or auditory, lexical or non-lexical) should converge and be processed in the same regions of the brain, at similar time scales during superordinate categorization-specifically in a network of heteromodal regions, and late in the course of the categorization process. In order to test this hypothesis, we utilized electroencephalography and event related potentials (EEG/ERP) with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to characterize subjects' responses as they made superordinate categorical decisions (living vs. non-living) about objects presented as visual pictures or auditory words. Our results reveal that, consistent with our hypothesis, during the course of superordinate categorization, information provided by these diverse inputs appears to converge in both time and space: fMRI showed that heteromodal areas of the parietal and temporal cortices are active during categorization of both classes of stimuli. The ERP results suggest that superordinate categorization is reflected as a late positive component (LPC) with a parietal distribution and long latencies for both stimulus types. Within the areas and times in which modality independent responses were identified, some differences between living and non-living categories were observed, with a more widespread spatial extent and longer latency responses for categorization of non-living items.

  11. Die kortikale Verarbeitung semantischer Domänen : eine ERP-Studie

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    Wengenroth, Alexandra

    2005-01-01

    From a semantic point of view concrete nouns can be divided into different categories or domains such as living - non-living as well as into different lexical hierarchies (e.g. dog - beagle). Psycholinguistic and aphasiological case studies as well as neurophysiological investigations have shown that distinct semantic categories can be selectively damaged or show advantages in processing. However, these mental lexicon structures are still sketchy with regard to psycho- and neurolinguistics. I...

  12. Study of s-component of the solar radio emission and short-term quantitative prediction of powerful solar flares

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    Guseynov, Sh; Gakhramanov, I.G.

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    Full text : All living and non-living things on Earth is dependent on the processes occurring in the Sun. Therefore the study of the Sun with the aim to predict powerful solar flares is of great scientific and practical importance. It is known that the main drawback of modern forecasting of solar flares and the low reliability of forecasts is the lack of use of the physical concepts of the mechanism of flares

  13. Special Issue “Biomaterials and Bioprinting”

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    Chee Kai Chua

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    Full Text Available The emergence of bioprinting in recent years represents a marvellous advancement in 3D printing technology. It expands the range of 3D printable materials from the world of non-living materials into the world of living materials. Biomaterials play an important role in this paradigm shift. This Special Issue focuses on biomaterials and bioprinting and contains eight articles covering a number of recent topics in this emerging area.

  14. The continental shelf benthic ecosystem: Current status, agents for change and future prospects

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    Hall, S.J.

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    Metadata only record Continental shelf benthic ecosystems play an important role in the economy of many coastal states through the provision of food, non-living resources and through control of climate. Changes in the status of these ecosystems, through either natural or human-induced environmental drivers can be expected to have important economic and social consequences. Agents that could induce change include climate and oceanography, hydrology (river discharge), land-use and waste disp...

  15. Notas sobre la ocurrencia de Pelamis platurus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Hydrophiidae en el Pacífico Colombiano

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    Álvarez León Ricardo

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    Full Text Available The presence of the Pelamis platurus (Linnaeus in the Colombian Pacific coast, is confirmed based on 35 reports (18 published and 17 unpublished, and 36 individual records in national colections. The pelagic sea snake is commonly found in large yellow and black aggregations along slick and drift lines in the areas of Isla Gorgona-Cabo Marzo. Additionally, the brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis is recorded for the first time as a predator of Pelamis platurus in the American Pacific.Se discute la presencia de Pelamis platurus (Linnaeus en el Pacífico colombiano con base en 35 registros (18 publicados y 17 inéditos, y 36 ejemplares en colecciones nacionales. La serpiente marina es común y abundante entre Isla Gorgona y Cabo Marzo, donde forma densas agregaciones amarillas y negras, a lo largo de las costas. Adicionalmente se registra el pelícano marrón Pelecanus occidentalis por primera vez como un depredador de Pelamis platurus en el Pacífico americano.

  16. Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa. Dental management of three cases.

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    Serrano Martínez, C; Silvestre Donat, F J; Bagán Sebastián, J V; Peñarrocha Diago, M; Alió Sanz, J J

    2001-01-01

    Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a mucocutaneous disorder characterized by the appearance of blisters and vesicles in response to minimum friction. The digestive mucosa is one of the most frequently affected regions--including the oral mucosa. Three types of EB have been established according to the histological level of the lesion. Thus, simple EB involves intraepidermal bullae that leave no scars, while junctional EB exhibit blisters between the lamina lucida and lamina densa of the basal membrane. These lesions heal leaving atrophy and involve important hypoplastic lesions in the dental enamel. In turn, dystrophic EB presents synechiae-forming subepidermal blisters--the recessive form being the variant involving the greatest oral lesions (microstomia, ankyloglossia, milium cysts and rampant caries). Three cases of EB are presented and their clinical-dental management difficulties are described. The oral manifestations are described, along with the dental treatments provided and the evolution of the periodontal indices over a two-year period following the application of hygiene-preventive and therapeutic measures.

  17. ANÁLISIS EMPÍRICO A LA RESOLUCIÓN DEL ENIGMA DEL TIEMPO

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    ALFRED DIESTIG

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    Full Text Available Muchos creen que el tiempo discurre de manera continua, pero la ciencia moderna ha descubierto que la realidad puede ser mucho más compleja, y que el viaje por el tiempo tal vez sea físicamente posible. Si según los principios abstractos de la física es posible viajar a través del tiempo, ¿cómo puede conseguirse? Quizás algún día las súper densas estrellas de neutrones permitirán a los viajeros del espacio trasladarse hacia el pasado. Muchos hombres de ciencia están de acuerdo en que sólo podremos entender el mundo físico si estamos dispuestos a renunciar a muchas de nuestras ideas acerca de la naturaleza del tiempo. Las huidas al pasado parecen indicar que realmente éste siempre nos acompaña, que existe a un nivel al que todas las personas psíquicamente influenciables pueden acceder, ¿cuáles son las implicaciones de esta fascinante idea?

  18. AUTOMATIC CONSTRUCTION OF NURBS SURFACES FROM UNORGANIZED POINTS

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    NALLIG EDUARDO LEAL NARVÁEZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El modelamiento con Superfi cies B-Splines Racionales no Uniformes (NURBS se ha convertido en un estándar en los sistemas CAD/CAM debido a su estabilidad, fl exibilidad y propiedades de modifi cación local. Las ventajas de ajustar con superfi cies NURBS son bien conocidas, aunque también son conocidas las limitaciones que éstas presentan. Una superfi cie NURBS no puede ser ajustada sobre un conjunto de puntos dispersos no ordenados. Adicionalmente, la representación de detalles fi nos como aristas, esquinas y altas curvaturas, es pobre. Este artículo presenta un nuevo método para ajustar superfi cies NURBS sobre conjuntos de puntos dispersos no ordenados, preservando los detalles fi nos. A diferencia de otros métodos, el nuestro no necesita construir una red de parches NURBS ni mayas poligonales. Para reducir la dimensionalidad de la nube de puntos usando el algoritmo ISOMAP, nuestro método detecta regiones con carencia de puntos y regiones donde la nube es muy densa; luego, la nube es regularizada por inserción y remoción de puntos, para fi nalmente ser ajustada por una única superfi cie NURBS. Para mejorar la representación de los detalles fi nos, una estrategia evolutiva obtiene los pesos de la superfi cie NURBS.

  19. Autoregulation and tubuloglomerular feedback in juxtamedullary glomerular arterioles.

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    Casellas, D; Moore, L C

    1990-03-01

    Videometric measurements of changes in vessel lumen diameters were made to investigate autoregulatory and tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) responses of early efferent arterioles (EA), mid-to-late afferent arterioles (MAA), and terminal, juxtaglomerular afferent arterioles (JAA) in rat juxtamedullary nephrons in vitro. High-contrast shadow-cast images of blood-perfused arterioles at the glomerular vascular pole were obtained with incident illumination and long-working-distance objectives fitted to a compound microscope. In response to an increase in blood perfusion pressure from 60 to 140 mmHg, strong autoregulatory vasoconstriction was observed in the MAA and JAA, with respective reductions in mean luminal diameter of 23 +/- 4 and 40 +/- 4% (mean +/- SE); EA diameter was unchanged. In response to TGF excitation by direct microinjection of Ringer solution into the cortical thick ascending limb segment near the macula densa, JAA luminal diameter decreased by 34 +/- 5%. The TGF responses were completely inhibited by the addition of 0.1 mM furosemide to the tubular injectate. Calcium channel blockade achieved by adding 1 microM nimodipine to the superfusate had no effect on early EA diameter but produced a blood pressure-dependent JAA and MAA vasodilation and complete inhibition of autoregulatory responses. These results provide direct evidence that the distal afferent arteriole in juxtamedullary nephrons is a major effector site for both renal autoregulation and tubuloglomerular feedback.

  20. El grado cero de la inconmensurabilidad: la teoría del Actor-Red como caja de herraminetas = O grau zero da incomensurabilidade: a Teoria do Ator-Rede como caixa de ferramentas

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    Silva, Carlos

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    Full Text Available Em 1972, Gilles Deleuze disse que uma teoria é exatamente como uma caixa de ferramentas. Trinta e seis anos depois, um professor da Universidade Autônoma de Barcelona, experto em Teoria do Ator-Rede [ANT], afirmou que esta não deveria tomar-se como um corpo sistemático de conhecimentos, isto é, como uma teoria, mas como uma caixa de ferramentas. Com o fim de constatar a atualidade dessa afirmação, decidi acercar-me a três artigos baseados na ANT. Escolhi os artigos usando de um motor de busca na Internet, o qual pudesse considerar-se o substituto pós-moderno da seleção ao acaso. Assim, em primeiro lugar, apresento uma visão geral de alguns dos princípios da ANT. Em segundo lugar, desdobro minha leitura dos artigos a partir da descrição densa de alguns conceitos da ANT. Finalmente, concluo que a metáfora da caixa de ferramentas é na verdade uma prática que permite se aproximar a diferentes esferas do saber, incluindo a psicologia social, além de qualquer postulado de incomensurabilidade

  1. A local renal renin-angiotensin system activation via renal uptake of prorenin and angiotensinogen in diabetic rats.

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    Tojo, Akihiro; Kinugasa, Satoshi; Fujita, Toshiro; Wilcox, Christopher S

    2016-01-01

    The mechanism of activation of local renal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has not been clarified in diabetes mellitus (DM). We hypothesized that the local renal RAS will be activated via increased glomerular filtration and tubular uptake of prorenin and angiotensinogen in diabetic kidney with microalbuminuria. Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced DM and control rats were injected with human prorenin and subsequently with human angiotensinogen. Human prorenin uptake was increased in podocytes, proximal tubules, macula densa, and cortical collecting ducts of DM rats where prorenin receptor (PRR) was expressed. Co-immunoprecipitation of kidney homogenates in DM rats revealed binding of human prorenin to the PRR and to megalin. The renal uptake of human angiotensinogen was increased in DM rats at the same nephron sites as prorenin. Angiotensin-converting enzyme was increased in podocytes, but decreased in the proximal tubules in DM rats, which may have contributed to unchanged renal levels of angiotensin despite increased angiotensinogen. The systolic blood pressure increased more after the injection of 20 μg of angiotensinogen in DM rats than in controls, accompanied by an increased uptake of human angiotensinogen in the vascular endothelium. In conclusion, endocytic uptake of prorenin and angiotensinogen in the kidney and vasculature in DM rats was contributed to increased tissue RAS and their pressor response to angiotensinogen.

  2. en flores de ginger (Alpinia purpurata

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    Helga Blanco-Metzler

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el efecto de 3 condiciones de luz (completa-548,63 W m-2, media luz-280,02 W m-2, sombra-76,38 W m-2, el uso de repelentes (ajo más chile, neem y pichichío y el uso de bolsas de exclusión, en el daño de Cholus pilicauda a las flores de ginger rosado (Alpinia purpurata en una plantación asociada con poró (Erythrina poeppigiana. El embolse de las flores redujo significativamente el número de flores dañadas, independientemente de la intensidad lumínica. No se encontró diferencias entre el número de flores dañadas con el uso de Azatina®densa resultó en un mayor número de flores dañadas, seguida por luz completa y la media.

  3. Capela Santa Maria dos Anjos: uma obra alternativa

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    Edite Galote Carranza

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Celebrando cem anos de nascimento da arquiteta Lina Bo Bardi, seu trabalho continua incitando a curiosidade de pesquisadores, artistas e arquitetos de todo o mundo, devido tanto à qualidade, à subjetividade artística, às ideias, aos ideais e à filosofia de fundo como à amplitude da obra nas áreas de cenografia, design, crítica, museologia e arquitetura. Entre suas obras arquitetônicas, a Capela Santa Maria dos Anjos, de 1978, em Vargem Grande Paulista, SP, merece maior atenção. Embora possa ser considerada singela, a Capela é uma obra densa e representativa da Arquitetura Alternativa ao status quo arquitetônico paulista. Este artigo analisa a Capela e sua relação com os conceitos de nacional-popular e Te-Ato, a fé franciscana e as culturas erudita e popular, a fim de contribuir para o melhor entendimento da obra que dialoga com a cena cultural e política da época.

  4. entre jóvenes caleños y caleñas

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    Teresita María Sevilla Peñuel

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo se enmarca en el debate en torno al concepto de riesgo que se da desde las ciencias sociales y humanas entre la denominada corriente realista que tiende a asumir que las conductas que implican riesgo son irracionales y que aquellas que lo evitan son producto de la racionalidad y la posición que, desde el constructivismo social, apunta a interpretar la toma de riesgo no como un hecho aislado e irracional sino como respuesta a lógicas econômicos, determinou-se que elementos tais como a avaliação positiva de não usar o preservativo, as diferenças do gênero na eleição da parelha sexual e os benefícios de ter um filho o uma filha numa idade antecipada, entre outros, jogam um papel fundamental nos processos de negociação do risco. Neste sentido, argumenta-se que as condutas de risco estão inseridas em armações de sentido muito densas com ligações sócias e contextuais muito fortes.

  5. Podocyte Depletion in Thin GBM and Alport Syndrome.

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    Wickman, Larysa; Hodgin, Jeffrey B; Wang, Su Q; Afshinnia, Farsad; Kershaw, David; Wiggins, Roger C

    2016-01-01

    The proximate genetic cause of both Thin GBM and Alport Syndrome (AS) is abnormal α3, 4 and 5 collagen IV chains resulting in abnormal glomerular basement membrane (GBM) structure/function. We previously reported that podocyte detachment rate measured in urine is increased in AS, suggesting that podocyte depletion could play a role in causing progressive loss of kidney function. To test this hypothesis podometric parameters were measured in 26 kidney biopsies from 21 patients aged 2-17 years with a clinic-pathologic diagnosis including both classic Alport Syndrome with thin and thick GBM segments and lamellated lamina densa [n = 15] and Thin GBM cases [n = 6]. Protocol biopsies from deceased donor kidneys were used as age-matched controls. Podocyte depletion was present in AS biopsies prior to detectable histologic abnormalities. No abnormality was detected by light microscopy at 70% podocyte depletion. Low level proteinuria was an early event at about 25% podocyte depletion and increased in proportion to podocyte depletion. These quantitative data parallel those from model systems where podocyte depletion is the causative event. This result supports a hypothesis that in AS podocyte adherence to the GBM is defective resulting in accelerated podocyte detachment causing progressive podocyte depletion leading to FSGS-like pathologic changes and eventual End Stage Kidney Disease. Early intervention to reduce podocyte depletion is projected to prolong kidney survival in AS.

  6. Loss of the BMP antagonist USAG-1 ameliorates disease in a mouse model of the progressive hereditary kidney disease Alport syndrome.

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    Tanaka, Mari; Asada, Misako; Higashi, Atsuko Y; Nakamura, Jin; Oguchi, Akiko; Tomita, Mayumi; Yamada, Sachiko; Asada, Nariaki; Takase, Masayuki; Okuda, Tomohiko; Kawachi, Hiroshi; Economides, Aris N; Robertson, Elizabeth; Takahashi, Satoru; Sakurai, Takeshi; Goldschmeding, Roel; Muso, Eri; Fukatsu, Atsushi; Kita, Toru; Yanagita, Motoko

    2010-03-01

    The glomerular basement membrane (GBM) is a key component of the filtering unit in the kidney. Mutations involving any of the collagen IV genes (COL4A3, COL4A4, and COL4A5) affect GBM assembly and cause Alport syndrome, a progressive hereditary kidney disease with no definitive therapy. Previously, we have demonstrated that the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) antagonist uterine sensitization-associated gene-1 (USAG-1) negatively regulates the renoprotective action of BMP-7 in a mouse model of tubular injury during acute renal failure. Here, we investigated the role of USAG-1 in renal function in Col4a3-/- mice, which model Alport syndrome. Ablation of Usag1 in Col4a3-/- mice led to substantial attenuation of disease progression, normalization of GBM ultrastructure, preservation of renal function, and extension of life span. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that USAG-1 and BMP-7 colocalized in the macula densa in the distal tubules, lying in direct contact with glomerular mesangial cells. Furthermore, in cultured mesangial cells, BMP-7 attenuated and USAG-1 enhanced the expression of MMP-12, a protease that may contribute to GBM degradation. These data suggest that the pathogenetic role of USAG-1 in Col4a3-/- mice might involve crosstalk between kidney tubules and the glomerulus and that inhibition of USAG-1 may be a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of Alport syndrome.

  7. Las tecnologías de la información: impulsoras o limitantes del desarrollo de la sociedad

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    Luis Ugas

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available En la nueva Era de la Información se destaca la tendencia de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TIC, donde su impacto sobre el crecimiento de las sociedades . Las TIC como impulsoras del desarrollo social, incrementan la productividad y la competitividad, transforman los modos como las personas organizan su vida e interactúan en los ámbitos de la sociedad, constituyendo un factor importante de transformaciones como: La internacionalización del comercio y el desarrollo de un mercado económico global y la mundialización de la información y de la comunicación entre los individuos, evolucionando la fuerza de trabajo. Por otro lado, las TIC como limitantes del desarrollo, plantea una confrontación del complejo tecnológico con los valores éticos, manifestada en: Una degradación del hecho cultural al suplantarse sistemáticamente al ser vivo por el objeto mecánico; una imposición progresiva de una seudo-cultura computacional unitaria y niveladora; y una alienación del hombre de su ámbito geocultural por una densa red de teconologías. Se debe hacer frente a la emergencia de nuevos valores sociales y nuevos patrones de comportamiento social ante situaciones como: Las biotecnologías, las tecnologías reproductivas y el proyecto Genoma Humano

  8. El futbol nos une: socialización, ritual e identidad en torno al futbol

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    Jorge Alberto Cárdenas Meneses

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El futbol es el deporte espectáculo más consumido del mundo. En el documento se explora el sentido de pertenencia de los aficionados a unos colores determinados, el proceso de socialización con fines de autoadscripción y el proceso de identidad con un equipo. Para ello se hace un trabajo cualitativo en donde un clásico de futbol se convierte en un escenario de división de identidades con tintes rituales. La descripción densa de este fenómeno en una escuela preparatoria llena de significados ritualizados por jóvenes, y donde las banderas y camisetas colman de colores la semana previa y posterior a un duelo en el que los aficionados son el jugador número 12. Se desea mostrar el consumo cultural heterogéneo del futbol como un elemento aglutinador de imaginarios sociales: el orgullo por la victoria, el duelo ante la derrota.

  9. Tiempo y relaciones sostenibles en el espacio urbano

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    Carlos Silva

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En el texto que sigue, hacemos un recorrido por la noción de sostenibilidad y de relaciones urbanas sostenibles, resaltando el nexo entre las fuentes consultadas y un acontecimiento específico: cruzar la calle en puntos gestionados por semáforos. Además, presentamos una visión diferente de temporalidad en el marco de las mencionadas relaciones. Así, introducimos la noción de tiempo vertical oponiéndola, sin pretender sustituir, a visiones más tradicionales que ubicamos dentro de lo que llamamos tiempo horizontal. Finalmente, ejemplificamos nuestros argumentos con unas notas etnográficas extraídas de nuestro diario de campo cuya forma tiene como fondo la descripción densa (Geertz, 2003, sin llegar a ser tan exhaustiva como lo fue la producción geertziana. Para ello asumimos como sustento teórico algunos de los principios de la Teoría del Actor-Red (Latour, 2005, 2002, 2001. Concluimos que la sostenibilidad relacional urbana es una noción compleja, cuya comprensión requiere tomar en cuenta agentes humanos y no humanos, es decir, relaciones intersubjetivas y, también, interobjetivas (Latour, 2005.

  10. Los juicios de Cicerón sobre los Graco

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    Gregorio HINOJO ANDRÉS

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available De los movimientos sociales y políticos de la Antigüedad es probablemente el de los hermanos Graco el que ha suscitado mayor interés y atracción en los tiempos modernos, como acredita una densa y copiosa bibliografía. Algunos autores e investigadores interpretan el movimiento de los Graco como un conjunto de medidas y reformas tendentes a recomponer el ejército romano y la base de propietarios de donde extraer los futuros soldados, sin asignarles ningún tipo de contenido social y de reforma de las estructuras agrarias y de la propiedad de la tierra; un grupo mucho mayor piensa que el contenido social, los ideales humanísticos y una búsqueda de la justicia y de la equidad fueron los objetivos de las medidas de los dos tribunos, aunque discrepan estos autores en el contenido y alcance de estas medidas, ya que para uno era una simple reforma, mientras que otros hablan de una verdadera revolución. Hay, sin embargo, un rasgo común en la historiografía moderna y es la simpatía y valoración positiva con la que se describe y se juzga este movimiento, pese a la diversa ideología de los estudiosos.

  11. A case of linear IgA bullous dermatosis with IgA anti-type VII collagen autoantibodies.

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    Hashimoto, T; Ishiko, A; Shimizu, H; Tanaka, T; Dodd, H J; Bhogal, B S; Black, M M; Nishikawa, T

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    In this study we present a patient with the sublamina densa type of linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD), with IgA autoantibodies reactive with the 290-kDa type VII collagen (the epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) antigen) and with immunoblotting of normal human dermal extracts. The clinical and histological features of the present case were compatible with those of LABD but quite different from those of EBA. Although EBA sera reacted with the bacterial fusion protein of the N-terminal globular (NC1) domain of type VII collagen, this patient's serum did not show reactivity. Furthermore, ultrastructural localization of target epitopes on the anchoring fibrils in this patient was considerably different from EBA. These results indicate that, whereas EBA antibodies react with the NC1 domain of type VII collagen, the epitope in this case is different from that of EBA (and is most likely on the central triple helical domain). This difference may be responsible for the clinical presentation in this patient being distinct from that of EBA.

  12. L'indifferenza delle periferie Nuove centralità e senso del luogo / The indifference of the suburbs New centralities and sense of place

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    Enrico Prandi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Si torna a parlare di Periferie. Non solo e non tanto perché la scomposizione del centro urbano in una moltitudine di centri esterni (sostitutivi più che alternativi, ha determinato la crisi dell’urbanità storica – che ha costruito la città nella sua articolazione di spazi funzionalmente e figurativamente diversi. Quanto perché le zone periferiche, investite della creazione di nuove urbanità, si devono caricare anche della responsabilità di dar forma e senso alla città mediante la definizione del suo limite esterno. Gli interventi nelle periferie dovranno essere il punto di inizio per un ritorno alla città: rigenerata, sostenibile, funzionale, spazialmente densa e compatta. / It is time to speak of the suburbs again. Not only and not so much because fragmentation of the urban centre into a multitude of external “centres” (substitutes rather than alternatives, has determined a crisis in historic urbanism ‒ which is what divided the city into spaces that were functionally and figuratively different ‒ but because suburban areas, invested with the creation of new urbanity, must also assume the responsibility to shape and give sense to the city by defining its outer limit. Interventions in the suburbs must be the starting point for a return to the city: regenerated, sustainable, functional, spatially dense, and compact.

  13. Nosotros hacemos CrossFit: etnografías sobre identidades deportivas

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    Fernando Ezequiel Kalin

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se plantean los primeros resultados del trabajo de campo realizado desde 2014 hasta 2016 en un box de CrossFit de la Ciudad de Santiago del Estero. El abordaje etnográfico permitió el surgimiento de interrogantes que delinearon la investigación, orientándose hacia el estudio en este tipo de entrenamiento. Se entiende que el CrossFit como deporte produce una conversión de doble tipo: en primera instancia corporal y a su vez, es productor de una identidad social performativa, la cual traspasa las fronteras del box para instalarse en las demás esferas de la vida de sus practicantes. El trabajo focaliza puntualmente en un grupo de jóvenes autodenominados “Los Locos” y la descripción densa de sus competencias a fin de caracterizar las técnicas corporales de esta forma de ejercitación. También se incluyen fragmentos de conversaciones informales y entrevistas en profundidad, comprendidas como insumos que permitieron arribar a las primeras conclusiones.

  14. Queijo Parmesão: caracterização físico-química, microbiológica e microestrutura

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    Jupyracyara Jandyra de Carvalho Barros

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Mudanças no queijo Parmesão durante a maturação podem ser avaliadas por análises químicas, microbiológicas e microscópicas. Este estudo teve por objetivo efetuar a caracterização físico-química e microbiológica do leite e do queijo Parmesão, assim como sua microestrutura, durante 180 dias de maturação. Todas as amostras exibiram características físico-químicas e microbiológicas de acordo com a legislação brasileira. Ocorreu aumento na acidez titulável, nos índices de extensão e profundidade da maturação e nos teores de tirosina e triptofano. A análise da microestrutura demonstra a presença de cristais, debris, e a interação entre as culturas startere os glóbulos de gordura. No final da maturação, a matriz de caseína apresentava-se densa e compacta

  15. Ciências da Religião numa sociedade multicultural

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    Wolfgang Gruen

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Texto originalmente apresentado como aula inaugural do Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências da Religião da PUC Minas. Trata da epistemologia e dos desafios da investigação em Ciências da Religião. Partindo do problema de base da religiosidade na Educação, do fenômeno religioso e sua dimensão profunda, o artigo segue uma densa investigação sobre os limites e horizontes das Ciências da Religião.Palavras-chave: Ciências da Religião; Religião; Religiosidade; Educação; Ensino religioso.ABSTRACTThis text was originally presented as the opening class of the Postgraduate Programme in Sciences of Religion of PUC Minas. It concerns the epistemology and challenges of investigation in Sciences of Religion. Starting from the fundamental question of religiosity in Education, of the religious phenomenon and its deep dimension, the article embarks on a close investigation into the limits and horizons of the Sciences of Religion.Key words: Sciences of religions; Religion; Religiosity; Education; Religious teaching.

  16. Ricostruzione di una scena urbana 3D utilizzando VisualSfM.

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    Laura Inzerillo

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Le tecniche di computer vision oggi danno la possibilità di costruire in maniera rapida e automatica modelli 3D dettagliati a partire da dataset fotografici. La comunità accademica ha visto una crescente attenzione alla ricostruzione 3D a scala urbana. Tra i vari strumenti oggi a disposizione spicca VisualSfM sviluppato dall’università di Washingthon e Google. Si tratta di una Interfaccia grafica open source strutturata in algoritmi dedicati alla tecnica di Structure from Motion (SfM. VisualSfM utilizza un estrattore di features chiamato SIFTGPU e un algoritmo di Bundle Adjustment Multicore. Inoltre è possibile ottenere una nuvola di punti densa utilizzando gli algoritmi CMVS/PMVS2. La finalità di questo studio è di verificare l’accuratezza metrica delle ricostruzioni attraverso l’utilizzo integrato di VisualSfM e CMVS/PMVS2. L’approccio quindi è stato testato su diversi dataset di una certa entità strutturati da collezioni fotografiche ragionate. 

  17. Observações sobre anofelinos em Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Mário B. Aragão

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    Full Text Available Um ciclo anual de capturas de mosquitos realizado em três localidades da Região do Litoral e Encosta de Santa Catarina, com um homemisca colocado na mata, outro na casa mais próxima e um terceiro situado entre esses dois pontos, forneceu as seguintes informações: 1 O Anopheles bellator que é um mosquito raro nas matas densas das encostas, torna-se abundante quando essas florestas são danificadas pela retirada de árvores; 2 Tanto essa espécie quanto o A. cruzii e o A. homunculus, compareceram em maior número nas capturas feitas no terreno descampado; 3 A não ser no fato do A. homunculus procurar alimento nas horas um pouco mais avançadas da noite, não se notou diferença significativa entre o comportamento dessas três espécies de anofelinos; 4 A comparação dos dados obtidos, com os de outros autores, mostrou que uma pessoa colocada fora da casa intercepta um número significativo de mosquitos; 5 Ficou bem claro que os anofelinos da região raramente pousam em paredes dedetizadas; 6 Além disso, o DDT diminui muito a proporção de exemplares que vai se alimentar dentro das casas; para o A. cruzii essa diminuição foi da ordem de 90%.

  18. Múltiplos cornos cutâneos em coxins palmares e plantares de um gato persa Multiple cutaneous horns on the footpads of a persian cat

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    Heloisa Justen Moreira de Souza

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Cornos cutâneos são infrequentes em gatos, principalmente em felinos jovens. Neste trabalho, é relatado um caso de um felino da raça Persa, macho, com oito meses de idade e apresentando histórico de espirros. Ao exame clínico, identificaram-se projeções corniformes originadas nos coxins palmares e plantares. A avaliação histológica de biópsia excisional demonstrou hiperqueratose densa, com numerosos queratinócitos sobre epiderme hiperplásica, não sendo identificado nenhum grau de malignidade. Não foi constatada a associação das lesões com a infecção pelo vírus da leucemia felina. O tratamento instituído incluiu excisão parcial mensal dos cornos cutâneos e acompanhamento clínico do animal.Cutaneous horns are seldom seen in cats, especially in young ones. A case of a Persian cat, male, eight months old, with a history of sneezes is described. During physical examination, multiple horns on the all footpads were noticed. The histopathological diagnosis of excisional biopsy was dense hyperkeratosis, with numerous keratinocytes above hyperplastic epidermis and no evidence of malignity. There was no association between the lesions and infection with leukemia virus. The treatment was mensal trimming off the cutaneous horns and clinical follow up of the animal.

  19. Identidades cruzadas: História do Cerco de Lisboa e Geschichte Der Belagerung Von Lissabon

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    Orlando Grossegesse

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7968.2015v35nesp1p109   É sabido que o romance História do Cerco de Lisboa empreende uma revisão da origem da identidade portuguesa revelando a sua frágil base histórica, no sentido de hibridismo cultural. Este estudo mostra como a narração da procura problemática da origem histórica está cruzada com a procura da origem do texto. Ao analisar a densa rede intertextual, na qual se emaranha a revisão criativa de Raimundo Silva, fica patente que a questão central desta metaficção historiográfica é menos a revisão do que a tradução. Nesta base, a aventura da leitura / escrita torna-se uma questão de identidades cruzadas que se prolonga no leitor do romance: no caso da tradução para alemão, tem de lidar com a afinidade cultural do leitor com os Cruzados.

  20. Mecanismos de licuación y flujo de suelos granulares durante sismos

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    Adolfo Alarcón Guzmán

    1987-09-01

    Full Text Available Una amplia evidencia experimental ha mostrado que vibraciones de pequeña amplitud producen una disminución progresiva del volumen en suelos granulares; ello ocurre aún en el caso de arenas densas que podrían dilatar durante carga monotónica o unidireccional bajo un cierto nivel de esfuerzos de confinamiento. Por tanto, cuando un depósito de arena saturada se ve sometido a las ondas de corte que se propagan durante un Sismo, la estructura de la arena tiende a densificarse. Sin embargo, como la duración de aplicación de los esfuerzos de corte cíclicos es, en general, muy pequeña en comparación con el tiempo necesario para que ocurra algún drenaje, la tendencia de la arena a disminuir de volumen durante cada ciclo se refleja en un incremento progresivo de la presión de poros (8,14. Esto produce una reducción continua del esfuerzo efectivo y consecuentemente una disminución en la resistencia al corte de la arena. Una disminución considerable de la resistencia puede conducir a fallas por corte, que en algunas ocasiones son de consecuencias catastróficas.

  1. La documentación geométrica de elementos patrimoniales con láser escáner terrestre. La experiencia del Lapa en Galicia

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    Mañana Borrazás, Patricia

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available In this text we show some geometric documentation of various elements of Cultural Heritage. We use a Terrestrial Laser Scanner, a Leica HDS3000, a survey instrument that allows a high density register with pinpoint accuracy. The basic aim of this article is to evaluate the documentation posibilities of this kind of Terrestrial Laser Scanner and the different problems that emerged. As an example, we present the work processing of the topographic survey of a hillfort, the record in full detail of an archaeological excavation, the survey of a building and a two site of Rock Art.

    En este texto se presentan una serie de trabajos de documentación geométrica de diversos elementos patrimoniales realizados con láser escáner 3D. En ellos hemos empleado el modelo de Leica HDS3000, un instrumento topográfico que permite una captura de datos densa y con una resolución milimétrica. El objetivo principal de este documento es evaluar las posibilidades de registro de este escáner en distintos tipos de sitios así como los problemas que se generaron. Como ejemplos, presentamos el proceso de trabajo para obtener la topografía de un castro, el registro de detalle de una excavación, el levantamiento de un edificio y de unos petroglifos.

  2. Variação intraespecífica do lenho de Eugenia uniflora L. em duas diferentes fitofisionomias do complexo vegetacional atlântico

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    Priscila Alves Marques

    Full Text Available Myrtaceae está entre as principais famílias lenhosas da Floresta Atlântica, destacando-se Eugenia L. como o gênero de maior riqueza de espécies na família. Eugenia uniflora L. apresenta grande representatividade em áreas de restinga, seu ambiente natural, e é amplamente cultivada em outras regiões em função da sua importância econômica. Este estudo investigou a anatomia do lenho de E. uniflora, crescendo em duas fitofisionomias do complexo vegetacional atlântico no Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Dezesseis parâmetros anatômicos foram analisados e revelaram que os elementos celulares dos indivíduos de restinga apresentam maior frequência e são mais curtos e mais largos, e os raios mais baixos e largos do que os dos indivíduos crescendo na Floresta Ombrófila Densa. Os resultados mostraram como as condições ambientais influenciam a estrutura anatômica da madeira e indicam variações intraespecíficas da espécie e de seus mecanismos de adaptação e de sobrevivência no complexo Mata Atlântica.

  3. El colegio público Trabenco de Leganés : La aventura de aprender

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    Rafael Feito Alonso

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    Full Text Available En este texto se explica el funcionamiento del centro público de infantil y primaria Trabenco a partir de los datos obtenidos tras una extensa investigación etnográfica en el colegio por parte de los autores. Se ha realizado observación participante de la vida en las aulas, de las diferentes reuniones –junta de niños, consejo escolar, claustro, coordinación pedagógica, etc.– de las salidas del centro, de los recreos, del comedor, etc. Igualmente se han llevado a cabo varios grupos de discusión con alumnos del centro, con algunos de los que estaban ya matriculados en su instituto de secundaria de referencia y con padres y madres. También se ha entrevistado a casi todos los profesores del centro. Además se ha consultado la ingente producción literaria del centro, desde las actas de los diversos órganos colegiados a la densa página Web del colegio. Se analiza la distribución de los espacios escolares, los principales rasgos de los procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje, su profesorado, la opinión del alumnado y de sus padres y madres y los mecanismos de evaluación.

  4. The Likelihood Ratio Test of Common Factors under Non-Ideal Conditions

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    Ana M. Angulo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El modelo espacial de Durbin ocupa una posición interesante en econometría espacial. Es la forma reducida de un modelo de corte transversal con dependencia en los errores y puede ser utilizado como ecuación de anidación en un enfoque más general de selección de modelos. En concreto, a partir de esta ecuación puede obtenerse el Ratio de Verosimilitudes conocido como test de Factores Comunes (LRCOM. Como se muestra en Mur y Angulo (2006, este test tiene buenas propiedades si el modelo está correctamente especificado. Sin embargo, por lo que sabemos, no hay referencias en la literatura sobre el comportamiento de este test bajo condiciones no ideales. En concreto, estudiamos el comportamiento del test en los casos de heterocedasticidad, no normalidad, endogeneidad, matrices de contactos densas y no-linealidad. Nuestros resultados ofrecen una visión positiva del test de Factores Comunes que parece una técnica útil en el instrumental propio de la econometría espacial contemporánea.

  5. Monumento e sombra na Brasília de Marcel Gautherot

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    Heloisa Espada

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Em Brasília, a objetividade e a clareza das fotografias de Marcel Gautherot, quando combinadas à presença marcante de sombras densas e perspectivas agudas, as tornam semelhantes, do ponto de vista formal, às obras iniciais do pintor italiano Giorgio de Chirico. Partindo dessa comparação, o artigo coteja a perspectiva do fotógrafo com os propósitos de Lucio Costa e Oscar Niemeyer, e com interpretações literárias e críticas que descrevem Brasília como uma paisagem "metafísica" e "surrealista".The objectivity and clarity of Marcel Gautherot's photographs of Brasília, combined to the remarkable presence of thick shadows and sharp perspectives, bring them close, from a formal point of view, to the early works of the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico. The article measures up Gautherot's artistic perspective against the intentions of architects Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer and the literary and critical interpretations that describe the city as a "methaphysical" and "surrealist" landscape.

  6. The effects of diabetes on the rat parotid gland

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    Park, Chull Jea; Hwang, Eui Hwan; Lee, Sang Rae

    1996-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to observe microscopic change of salivary gland tissue, which is a cause of xerostomia in diabetic condition; for this target, the author injected streptozotocin 0.1 ml/100 gm b.w. on the rat, Sprague Dawley, to induce diabetes, and then observed microscopic changes in parotid gland tissue using light microscopy and electron microscopy. The results were as follows: 1. Parotid gland tissue of the diabetic rat was atrophied or degenerated in lapse of experimental time, but began to re pair from 14 days alter diabetic induction. 2. In the basal lamina of the vessel of parotid gland tissue in the diabetic rat, lamina lucida was discontinued and la mina densa was increased in thickness, but the number of capillary was gradually increased and dilated. 3. In acinic and intercalated ductal cells of parotid gland in the diabetic rat, changes of mitochondria, RER, secretor y granule, free ribosome were prominent. In conclusion, the present study demonstrated that degenerative changes of the parotid gland tissue were due to not completely thickening of the basal lamina of vessels, but many other causal factors, because thickness of the basal lamina of vessels was not related with degenerative changes.

  7. La Participación Transnacional en los Aspectos Religiosos de las Fiestas del Santo Patrón en una Comunidad Michoacana

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    Sergio M. Martínez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo de investigación se analiza la participación transnacional en las mayordomías y en los aspectos religiosos durante las fiestas patronales de San Miguel Arcángel en un pueblo de la rivera del Lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán. Mediante un acercamiento etnográfico colaborativo en que los investigadores han participado activamente y han tomado apuntes durante los días de la fiesta se ha involucrando la descripción densa y análisis reflexivo de cada uno de los eventos religiosos. Al final se han triangulado los resultados para concluir que participación transnacional en esta comunidad es de suma importancia en varios aspectos, pero especialmente para mantener los vínculos religiosos de los emigrantes y lugareños y de la participación en el culto al santo patrón de futuras generaciones que transmigran entre México—Estados Unidos.

  8. As políticas globais de governança e regulamentação da privacidade na internet

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    Rebeca Hennemann Vergara de Souza

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como pano de fundo o contexto das políticas globais de propriedade intelectual, conjunto de acordos e ordenamentos jurídicos que, em grande medida, entre outras coisas, regulam também o fluxo de informação na internet. Através de uma descrição densa de impasses, disputas e estratégias a respeito da regulamentação da rede, busca-se compreender como se conforma um arcabouço comum às políticas globais de regulação da privacidade e da governança das trocas na internet, as quais impactam diretamente o uso que se faz nos e dos meios e tecnologias digitais. Neste artigo, partindo-se da descrição do contexto mais geral da produção de políticas globais, foca-se especificamente nos casos norte-americano e brasileiro de regulamentação da internet, com o objetivo de desvendar a racionalidade subjacente a esse sistema de produção de regras que atua sobre aquilo que estamos tomando como uma esfera pública, a internet e/ou as redes sociais digitais.

  9. Effects of Reactive Oxygen Species on Tubular Transport along the Nephron.

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    Gonzalez-Vicente, Agustin; Garvin, Jeffrey L

    2017-03-23

    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are oxygen-containing molecules naturally occurring in both inorganic and biological chemical systems. Due to their high reactivity and potentially damaging effects to biomolecules, cells express a battery of enzymes to rapidly metabolize them to innocuous intermediaries. Initially, ROS were considered by biologists as dangerous byproducts of respiration capable of causing oxidative stress, a condition in which overproduction of ROS leads to a reduction in protective molecules and enzymes and consequent damage to lipids, proteins, and DNA. In fact, ROS are used by immune systems to kill virus and bacteria, causing inflammation and local tissue damage. Today, we know that the functions of ROS are not so limited, and that they also act as signaling molecules mediating processes as diverse as gene expression, mechanosensation, and epithelial transport. In the kidney, ROS such as nitric oxide (NO), superoxide (O₂ - ), and their derivative molecules hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂) and peroxynitrite (ONO₂ - ) regulate solute and water reabsorption, which is vital to maintain electrolyte homeostasis and extracellular fluid volume. This article reviews the effects of NO, O₂ - , ONO₂ - , and H₂O₂ on water and electrolyte reabsorption in proximal tubules, thick ascending limbs, and collecting ducts, and the effects of NO and O₂ - in the macula densa on tubuloglomerular feedback.

  10. Tras los sentidos de "participación": un análisis desde la etnografía educativa

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    Laura Cerletti

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Esta presentación se enmarca en un proyecto de investigación doctoral, centrado en las relaciones entre familias y escuelas en torno a la educación infantil desde un enfoque etnográfico. En este artículo se presenta una "descripción densa" de una de las jornadas de debate de la nueva Ley de Educación Nacional, llevada a cabo en una escuela de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, en la cual se desarrolla el trabajo de campo. Se focaliza en las discusiones que se suscitaron entre el personal docente durante la misma y en las formas de cuestionamiento y/o resignificación de la propuesta de participación propiciada por el gobierno nacional. Finalmente, se interpretan distintos sentidos y prácticas asociados a la categoría de "participación", poniendo en relación diversas dimensiones de análisis.This paper is part of a research that deals with the relationship between families and schools concerning the education of children from an ethnographic approach. I present a "thick description" of a debate that took place in a school of Buenos Aires, about the new National Law of Education. I focus on discussions between teachers and their answers to the government's proposal of participation. Finally, I interpret different meanings and practices related to "participation".

  11. Integrated U-Pb zircon and palynological/palaeofloristic age determinations of a Bashkirian palaeofjord fill, Quebrada Grande (Western Argentina)

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    Valdez Buso, Victoria; di Pasquo, Mercedes; Milana, Juan Pablo; Kneller, Benjamin; Fallgatter, Claus; Junior, Farid Chemale; Gomes Paim, Paulo Sérgio

    2017-01-01

    This work presents a new age framework for the main Bashkirian glacio-eustatic transgression in Argentina, including the first absolute age for the Jejenes Formation, San Juan Province, based on radiometric dating of a crystal-rich tuff, supported by palynological and palaeofloristic studies, and presented within a revised palaeogeographic setting. The Jejenes Formation represents the glacial to postglacial fill of the Quebrada Grande palaeofjord carved in the Eastern Precordillera. The succession has been subdivided into five stages, the youngest of which suggests a previously unrecognised glacial event for this locality. Six productive levels for palynology were found within proglacial strata, and in the base and top of the succeeding interglacial stage. Palynoassemblages are characterized by poorly preserved trilete spores and monosaccate pollen grains along with a large amount of terrestrial phytoclasts. Main species indicating the Raistrickia densa-Convolutispora muriornata SubZone (DMa SZ) are Vallatisporites ciliaris, Cristatisporites rollerii, C. stellatus, C. chacoparanensis, C. inconstans and monosaccates such as Circumplicatipollis plicatus. This DMa SZ is estimated as Serpukhovian/Bashkirian and characterizes the glacial-related Guandacol Formation and equivalents units of the western Paganzo Basin. A tuffaceous level in the proglacial unit, bearing platyspermic seeds, plant remains and palynomorphs, yielded first-cycle volcanic zircons that were analysed by SHRIMP. An absolute age of 321.3 ± 5.3 Ma confirms a Bashkirian age for the main postglacial transgression in the Paganzo Basin, and offers a novel calibration for the palynoassemblages of DMa SZ that occurs elsewhere in Western Argentina.

  12. Effect of Aquatic Plants on Phosphorus Removal and Electrical Conductivity Decrease in Municipal Effluent

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    Sara Samimi Loghmani

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Phosphorus (P is one of essential elements for living organisms, though its critical concentration in surface and ground waters impose a serious problem such as eutrophication. So treatment of polluted waters is required before discharging to water resources. One of effective ways to decrease water pollution is using aquatic plants. An experiment was conducted in pilots with a closed flowing system on two plants, elodea (egria densa and duck weed (lemna minor with four treatments and three replications. Data were analyzed in a factorial completely randomized design. Treatments included effluent with and without the plants, and effluent diluted (dilution grade 1/2 with and without the plants. Total dissolved P, electrical conductivity (EC and pH value were measured after 8, 16 and 24 days in effluent samples. The results showed that pH value decreased up to 0.2 units during of 24 days of the experiment, but there was found no significant difference (p≤0.05 in pH values among the treatments. Both plants decreased EC about 7 % relative to the control (without plant after 24 days. The plants were also effective in reducing total dissolved phosphorus, so that duck weed and elodea decreased total dissolved P in the effluent about 49 and 7%, respectively. It is concluded that duck weed is more effective in the P removal from the effluent than the other plant.

  13. Estrutura de uma Floresta Tropical com Caesalpinia echinata Lam. (Pau Brasil

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    Valderes Bento Sarnaglia Junior

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo analisar a estrutura da vegetação do componente arbóreo em um remanescente de Floresta Ombrófila Densa das Terras Baixas com populações naturais de Caesalpinia echinata Lam. (pau-brasil no município de Aracruz (ES. Foram instaladas 10 parcelas de 10 x 50 m, de modo sistemático, totalizando 0,5 ha de área amostral. Todos os indivíduos com DAP (Diâmetro à Altura do Peito  ≥10 cm foram amostrados. Amostraram-se 259 indivíduos distribuídos em 119 espécies. As famílias com maior riqueza de espécies foram Leguminosae (22, Sapotaceae (9 e Myrtaceae (9. As espécies com os mais altos valores de importância foram Eriotheca macrophylla (K. Schum. A. Robyns, Caesalpinia echinata Lam. e Astrocaryum aculeatissimum (Schott Burret. O índice de Shannon (H’ foi de 4,51 e a equabilidade (J’ foi de 0,94.  O fragmento apresenta sinais de perturbações antrópicas, porém os altos valores de diversidade e riqueza mostram a importância da conservação, assim como para a preservação de C. echinata.

  14. Criptococose pulmonar granulomatosa em um eqüino Granulomatous cryptococcal pneumonia in a horse

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    Glaucia Denise Kommers

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Descreve-se um caso de pneumonia granulomatosa por Cryptococcus neoformans em um eqüino, macho, Quarto de Milha, de 8 anos de idade com história de laminite crônica por 2 anos. Na necropsia, havia múltiplos nódulos macios e gelatinosos distribuídos aleatoriamente nos pulmões. Histologicamente, observaram-se cavidades císticas preenchidas por numerosas estruturas leveduriformes circundadas por um espesso halo claro e por reação inflamatória granulomatosa leve. Em seções coradas por azul alciano e PAS, observou-se densa cápsula mucinosa circundando estruturas leveduriformes com morfologia típica de C. neoformans.A case of cryptococcal granulomatous pneumonia is described in an 8-year-old, male, Quarter Horse with chronic laminitis of 2 years duration. Multiple soft gelatinous nodules were randomly distributed in the lungs. Microscopically, there were cavities filled with numerous yeast-like organisms surrounded by a clear halo and evoking a mild granulomatous reaction. An Alcian blue- and PAS-positive mucinous capsule surrounded the yeast-like structures morphologically typical of Cryptococcus neoformans.

  15. Presentación a nuestro número 9: “Interculturalidad, educación y derechos humanos”

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    Armando Muyolema

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    Full Text Available Los nuevos debates de la filosofía política respecto de las configuraciones identitarias en el mundo global nos invitan a reflexionar sobre la interculturalidad, como una condición de convivencia en el mundo contemporáneo. Pero, lejos de navegar en la globalidad regida por las dinámicas expansivas del capital, es necesario enfocarse en las densas experiencias regionales e historias locales, que construyen un imaginario global alternativo. Esta construcción  surge con modos de vivir y habitar distintos, que batallan en contra de la hegemonía del capital y sus efectos que generan distintas formas de injusticia global. Cabe entonces pensar la interculturalidad en diferentes escalas para no perder de vista la articulación política entre acción y reflexión, como los derechos humanos, la antropología, la filosofía política y la educación. En este número de la Revista nuestrAmérica abordamos precisamente la diversidad temática que plantea los nuevos retos de la interculturalidad en el día de hoy.

  16. Estudio de la cinética de oxidación de la superaleación MA 956 M

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    García-Alonso, C.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available This work deals with the oxidation kinetics of the MA 956 superalloy in the temperature range of 800-1,200°C for up to 200 h exposure. During oxidation the alloy develops a fine, compact and very well adhered α-alumina layer, the thickness of which increases with increasing time and temperature. The oxidation kinetics obeys a subparabolic type behaviour. The scale growth seems to occur by two different oxidation mechanisms; above 1,050°C, the oxidation process would be controlled by α-alumina, and below 900°C by γ-alumina.

    Se estudia la cinética de oxidación de la superaleación MA 956 en el intervalo de temperaturas 800-1.200°C durante tiempos de tratamiento de hasta 200 h. Durante la oxidación, se forma una capa de alúmina fina, densa y muy bien adherida cuyo espesor aumenta al aumentar el tiempo y la temperatura. La cinética de oxidación puede describirse mediante una ley de tipo subparabólico. El crecimiento de la capa de alúmina en el intervalo de temperaturas estudiado parece estar controlado por dos mecanismos distintos; por encima de 1.050°C se forma alúmina α y por debajo de los 900ºC alúmina γ.

  17. Comportamento germinativo de sementes de diferentes cores de pariparoba [Pothomorphe umbellata (L. Miq.] Germinative behavior of Pothomorphe umbellata (L. Miq. seeds of different colors

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    C.I Maia-Almeida

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A Pothomorphe umbellata (Piperaceae, é uma espécie medicinal nativa do Brasil, utilizada na indústria de cosméticos e protetores de pele contra raios UVA e UVB. Com o intuito de gerar informações aplicadas à propagação da espécie, o presente trabalho relacionou a coloração e a massa de sementes de P. umbellata a seu comportamento germinativo. A coloração e a massa de sementes de P. umbellata foram características adequadas para avaliar a homogeneidade fisiológica, o vigor, o potencial e o comportamento germinativo. Assim, conclui-se que, embora de germinação lenta, as sementes de coloração preta e mais densa devem ser as escolhidas quando de coleta ou de processo seletivo.Pothomorphe umbellata (Piperaceae is a medicinal species native to Brazil, which has been used in the cosmetic industry and in products that protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays. To generate information applied to the species propagation, the present work related the coloration and the mass of P. umbellata seeds to their germinative behavior. The coloration and the mass of seeds of P. umbellata were characteristic appropriate to evaluate physiologic homogeneity, vigor, potential and germinative behavior. Thus, although of slow germination, seeds of black and denser coloration should be chosen during collection or selective process.

  18. Expression of ODC Antizyme Inhibitor 2 (AZIN2 in Human Secretory Cells and Tissues.

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    Tiina Rasila

    Full Text Available Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC antizyme inhibitor 2 (AZIN2, originally called ODCp, is a regulator of polyamine synthesis that we originally identified and cloned. High expression of ODCp mRNA was found in brain and testis. We reported that AZIN2 is involved in regulation of cellular vesicle transport and / or secretion, but the ultimate physiological role(s of AZIN2 is still poorly understood. In this study we used a peptide antibody (K3 to human AZIN2 and by immunohistochemistry mapped its expression in various normal tissues. We found high expression in the nervous system, in type 2 pneumocytes in the lung, in megakaryocytes, in gastric parietal cells co-localized with H,K-ATPase beta subunit, in selected enteroendocrine cells, in acinar cells of sweat glands, in podocytes, in macula densa cells and epithelium of collecting ducts in the kidney. The high expression of AZIN2 in various cells with secretory or vesicle transport activity indicates that the polyamine metabolism regulated by AZIN2 is more significantly involved in these events than previously appreciated.

  19. Fernando vallejo: y la clausura ciudadanía estética de la literatura mundial

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    Brantley Nicholson

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo encara deliberaciones actuales sobre la literatura global, desde la perspectiva de la novela urbana colombiana del siglo XX. Explorando la tensión entre las historias de las narrativas globales y locales, el autor examina hasta qué punto se puede defender que la literatura global y sus apéndices socioculturales se prestan a proyectos emancipatorios, y hasta qué punto esos apéndices simplifican en exceso los espacios de producción literaria densa. Ubicando la Weltliteratur de Goethe en el contexto de una Colombia estéticamente globalizada, e invocando la relación particularmente espinosa entre Fernando Vallejo y Gabriel García Márquez como caso de estudio, este artículo avanza que las casas editoriales internacionales y las culturas de la crítica crean una ciudadanía estética limitante que sigue siendo dominada por las decisiones de mercadeo de las grandes casas editoriales y el gusto de los públicos lectores, muy alejados del contexto de los bestsellers “periféricos”.

  20. Los vínculos de los que la familia es capaz

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    Gisela Daza Navarrete

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available La familia es sujeto y objeto de transformaciones entretejidas en el curso de los acontecimientos que se suceden en la producción económica y social en el capitalismo occidental. Sin embargo, la posición periférica que ocupamos en él produce expresiones susceptibles de ser consideradas como constitutivas de nuestra singularidad, bien sea por el matiz específico de su manifestación, bien sea por su capacidad para ejercer resistencia al curso impuesto por la tendencia general. Este texto, prosiguiendo el acontecer de los cambios de lo social, describe la afectación de los vínculos familiares en la propagación de la normalización, en la generación de los padres y de sus hijos, para dar paso, más tarde, a una serie de prácticas afianzadas en una nueva expresión del poder, el control, cuya manifestaciones más densas tienen lugar con la generación de los nietos.

  1. Electron microscopic observation of 137Cs-irradiated rat testis. Production of basal laminae for germ cells, despite their absence

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    Sawada, Hajime; Esaki, Michiyo

    2003-01-01

    Whole body γ-ray irradiation of rats with caesium-137 ( 137 Cs) at embryonic day 20 induced marked reduction of the weight of the testis. Body weight and other tissues, however, seemed to remain normal. By light microscopy, complete loss of germ cells was observed in the testis. Other components, such as Sertoli cells and interstitial cells, seemed to be normal. The testes from day 8 postpartum rats contained very few spermatogonia compared with newborn rats, indicating loss of germ cells between days 0 and 8. In the adult, 137 Cs-irradiated testes showed two conspicuous features other than the loss of germ cells: empty vacuolar spaces between Sertoli cells and multilayered seminiferous tubule basal laminae (lamina densa). The junctional structures (ectoplasmic specializations) between Sertoli cells, however, seemed normal. The thickness of each layer of multilayered basal laminae was the same as that of normal rats and electron-lucent layers similar to lamina lucida were interposed between them. Of the empty vacuolar spaces between Sertoli cells, basal laminae bridge the gap. The basal laminae contained laminin, type IV collagen and heparan sulphate proteoglycan evenly distributed among layers, suggesting a normal composition. Rough estimation of the amount of basal laminae deposited in 137 Cs-irradiated rats indicates that it is within a range similar to that in normal testis. These features imply that Sertoli cells are, in part, determined perinatally to produce basal laminae for germ-line cells. (author)

  2. Uurban Forestry Evaluations: Quantitative Surveys on Vegetation of Green Tunnels in Porto Alegre, RS

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    Luciane Teresa Salvi

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Os túneis verdes, objetos de estudo deste trabalho, constituem estruturas paisagísticas recorrentes na paisagem de Porto Alegre. Formados pela densa arborização viária, integram a floresta urbana da capital gaúcha e representam uma alternativa aos projetos dedicados ao fomento da vegetação em ambientes urbanizados. As propostas que objetivam a implantação desses túneis devem considerar o aumento da densidade e diversidade da flora, sendo necessária a realização de diagnósticos da vegetação existente como subsídio para a formulação de tais projetos. Esta pesquisa avalia aspectos referentes à diversidade e à composição das espécies vegetais formadoras de alguns túneis verdes da cidade de Porto Alegre, RS, estabelecendo um comparativo entre as espécies existentes, tendo em vista que o manejo dessa vegetação linear representa uma das ferramentas que pode ser empregada visando ao aumento da densidade e diversidade das florestas urbanas.

  3. El terremoto de Lisboa de 1755: su influencia en la extracción ganadera aPortugal desde la antigua provincia de Tuy (Galicia

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    María Pilar AMARÉ TAFALLA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Debido a los daños causados por el terremoto de Lisboa, el rey de España autorizó mediante una real orden la supresión de los derechos aduaneros con Portugal de diversos productos, entre ellos el ganado vacuno. Esta medida ocasionó en la antigua provincia de Tuy escasez de carne y de reses por lo que las autoridades provinciales se quejaron al rey solicitando que se derogara, lo que consiguieron como consecuencia de la presión ejercida por una densa trama de influencias, volviéndose a la situación anterior al terremoto.ABSTRACT: Because of the damage caused by the Lisbon earthquake of November 1st, 1755, the King of Spain approved a Royal Order to abolish the customs duties with Portugal on certain products, including cattle. This measure produced a shortage of beef in ancient Tuy province, on the southern Galician border with Portugal, causing local authorities to make a formal complaint to the monarch in order to restore the customs duties to their former situation before earthquake. They achieved this when the King repealed his Royal Order.

  4. El hispanismo francés y la España contemporánea (historia y literatura

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    2001-04-01

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    La difusión del castellano como segunda lengua extranjera más enseñada —después del inglés— en la educación secundaria francesa ha tenido evidentes efectos para el mundo académico. El interés por el castellano ha conllevado, en efecto, la ampliación de un ingente cupo de estudiantes a las correspondientes Universidades. Estas, a su vez, por su dinámica propia, se han ido multiplicando a lo largo y a lo ancho del país en los últimos años, con sus correspondientes departamentos de español, de tal modo que se ha ido formando un densa red de hispanistas (estudiantes y profesores dedicados a temas españoles y/o iberoamericanos universitarios en Francia, cuya contribución al conocimiento de la historia, de la literatura y de la lengua españolas es, sin embargo, un tanto variopinto…

  5. A luta do negro brasileiro por justiça e inclusão e os desafios interpretativos das teorias sociais

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    Alessandro Theodoro Cassoli

    2012-12-01

    O presente estudo tem como objetivo mapear as principais colaborações do pensamento social brasileiro acerca da luta organizada do negro ao longo da Primeira República, momento em que o povo negro se viu liberto da antiga sociedade de castas que o escravizava, mas no entanto estava fora do projeto da nova sociedade de classe que se formava. Daremos destaque à densa e original interpretação proposta por Florestan Fernandes em seu A integração do negro na sociedade de classes, elencando os principais fatores que diferenciam essa obra de todo o que já havia sido escrito sobre o negro até aquela época. Procuraremos demonstrar que não constitui exagero colocar o trabalho de Florestan entre os primeiros estudos de caráter pós-colonial sobre a luta pela emancipação do negro brasileiro, uma vez que desenvolve suas análises a partir da dimensão simbólica e psicossocial revelada pelo discurso dos próprios sujeitos do movimento, metodologia que ainda estava em desenvolvimento pela nascente Teoria dos Novos Movimentos Sociais. Para tanto, nos guiaremos pelos trabalhos de analistas como Octavio Ianni (2004, Jessé Sousa (2000, Sérgio Tavolaro (2005 e Ilse Scherer-Warren (2010.

  6. Interação Estratégica e Concursos Públicos: Uma Etnografia do Concurso da Magistratura Francesa

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    Fernando de Castro Fontainha

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe um quadro analítico para os concursos públicos a partir da sociologia interacionista, sobretudo dos trabalhos do sociólogo Erving Goffman. Num primeiro momento, mostra-se como o construtivismo avançou em direção à compreensão dos processos de competição de atores, notadamente as competições escolares. Em seguida, analisa-se a recepção da Teoria dos Jogos pela Sociologia para avançar, posteriormente, no olhar goffmaniano sobre as dinâmicas interacionais: começando pelas interações cotidianas (metáfora do teatro, passando pelas interações focalizadas e desembocando nas interações estratégicas (metáfora do jogo. Por fim, uma etnografia da prova oral de cultura geral da magistratura francesa permite que as categorias teóricas trabalhadas sejam aplicadas através da descrição densa de quadros interacionais.

  7. Fabricación de una superaleación de base níquel con estructura celular y microporosidad interconectada

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    Bernabé, A.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available A cellular metallic material with interconnected porosity of controlled size of an order of 10 μm has been developed by electrochemical dissolution of tungsten grains in a W-Ni-Fe heavy alloy. The nickel superalloy with sponge structure and high surface/volume ratio can also be processed recycling chips from heavy metal machining (Patent n° P9700191, 1997. Applications for the new material could be found as support for catalysts, high temperature filters for corrosive fluids, burners, etc.

    En este artículo se describe la preparación y caracterización de una superaleación de base níquel de microporosidad controlada, partiendo de una aleación pesada W-Ni-Fe de naturaleza densa y con métodos electrolíticos. Se ha conseguido un proceso factible de fabricación y, simultáneamente, una oportunidad de reciclado de las virutas de mecanizado de metal pesado. Tanto el nuevo material como el proceso de obtención han sido objeto de patente (Núm. P9700191, 1997. El nuevo material podría ser interesante como soporte de catalizadores, filtro de fluidos corrosivos a temperaturas elevadas, difusor en quemadores, etc.

  8. Discrição, medo e vergonha: Uma etnografia da emergência da sensibilidade moderna no urbano contemporâneo brasileiro sob a ótica do luto

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    Raoni Borges Barbosa

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo compreende um esforço de crítica científica da obra Ser Discreto: Um estudo do Brasil urbano sob a ótica do luto, de Koury (2001. Trata-se de texto de cunho etnográfico resultado de uma ampla pesquisa em antropologia das emoções sobre a conformação de uma nova cultura emotiva no urbano contemporâneo brasileiro a partir dos anos de 1970. A crítica científica é aqui entendida como um modo de ler o texto etnográfico enquanto um argumento disposto textualmente sobre uma experiência empírica de construção e evaluação de dados. A etnografia aparece como exercício científico de descrição densa e de análise da alteridade (Jacobson, 1991. Um exercício, no entender de Navaro-Yashin (2009, de ruinação de perspectivas teóricas do pesquisador, ao passo que novas possibilidades interpretativas e de compreensão se realizam no fazer etnográfico.

  9. Uma nova espécie de Calyptranthes (Myrtaceae da flora do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil A new species of Calyptranthes (Myrtaceae from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Graziela Maciel Barroso

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    Full Text Available É descrita uma nova espécie para o gênero Calyptranthes (Myrtaceae, ocorrente na Reserva Biológica do Tinguá, município de Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro. Trata-se de árvore ou arvoreta do estrato intermediário ou inferior da floresta atlântica que se destaca pela pilosidade densa e rufa de seus raminhos, pecíolos e dorso foliar. Pela sua forma de crescimento com copa pequena e arredondada e beleza de seus ramos esfoliantes, a nova espécie tem aptidão ornamental como arvoreta para áreas sombreadas.Occuring on the Tinguá Biological Reserve in the municipality of Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro state, is described. It is a small tree from the intermediate or inferior layer of the Atlantic forest and is conspicuous because of the dense, reddish indumentum on its branches, petioles and lower blade surface. Due to its architectural form with small rounded canopy and the beauty of its exfoliating branches, the new species may prove useful for ornamental plantings in shady areas.

  10. Análise das propriedades físicas de bacias hidrográficas: arroio Olarias – Ponta Grossa/PR

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    Luiz Augusto DIEDRICHS

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo da realização deste trabalho é a caracterização morfométrica e hidrológica da bacia hidrográfica do arroio Olarias, município de Ponta Grossa/PR. Os cálculos e análise morfométrica para caracterização ambiental foram pautados por CHRISTOFOLETTI (1974. Foram obtidos vários parâmetros e, dentre estes, ficam evidenciadas três regiões de comportamento hidrológico distinto. A região das nascentes apresenta rede de drenagem densa, bem distribuída e acentuada declividade, o que proporciona rápido escoamento e alto potencial erosivo. No restante da bacia a declividade é baixa, proporcionando trechos sujeitos à enchentes e acúmulo de detritos. Estes resultados permitem identificar as áreas com potencialidade de risco e auxiliar no planejamento da urbanização desta bacia hidrográfica.

  11. Screening of traditional South African leafy vegetables for specific anti-nutritional factors before and after processing

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    Humaira ESSACK

    Full Text Available Abstract This study investigated the effect of processing on anti-nutritional factors of thirteen traditional leafy vegetables collected in Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa. The aim was to determine whether processing reduced anti-nutrient levels of leafy vegetables. The vegetables were boiled in a plant-to-distilled water ratio of 1:4 (w/v at 97 °C for a time period of 5 and 15 min. The vegetables studied were: Amaranthus dubius, Amaranthus hybridus, Asystasia gangetica, Bidens pilosa, Ceratotheca triloba, Chenopodium album, Emex australis, Galinsoga parviflora, Guilleminea densa, Momordica balsamina, Oxygonum sinuatum, Physalis viscosa and Solanum nigrum. From this study, it was determined that non processed samples contained anti-nutrients such as tannins, phytic acid, alkaloids, oxalic acid, and cyanogenic glycoside. Both boiling parameters were effective in reducing the tannin, phytic acid, alkaloid, oxalic acid and cyanogenic glycoside contents of all 13 traditional leafy vegetables. The results of this study provide evidence that the local traditional leafy vegetables which the population is so reliant upon, are important contributors to micronutrient malnutrition in developing countries and can be minimized through common boiling methods for a minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 minutes.

  12. O papel do léxico no alçamento sem motivação aparente das vogais médias pretônicas do português brasileiro

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    Susiele Machry da Silva

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir o papel da frequência lexical no processo variável de alçamento sem motivação aparente das vogais médias pretônicas na variedade de português brasileiro falada em Porto Alegre/RS. O estudo, realizado a partir de dados dos trabalhos desenvolvidos por Bisol (1981, Klunck (2007, Cruz (2010 e Silva (2014, investiga a atuação do léxico a partir dos preceitos da Fonologia de Uso (BYBEE, 2001 e da Teoria de Exemplares (JOHNSON, 1997; PIERREHUMBERT, 2001, 2002. Parte-se da hipótese de que o alçamento se propaga prioritariamente pelos paradigmas frequentes cujas redes de associação apresentam estrutura mais densa, isto é, quanto maior o número de itens lexicais associados ao paradigma, maior a probabilidade de o alçamento se propagar. Os resultados obtidos, em conformidade com essa hipótese, sugerem que o processo atinge, inicialmente, os paradigmas mais frequentes e, gradualmente, se espalha para outras palavras com estrutura igual ou semelhante.

  13. Clinical and pathological features of dense deposit disease in Chinese patients.

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    Wang, Jinquan; Tang, Zheng; Luo, Chunlei; Hu, Yanglin; Zeng, Caihong; Chen, Huiping; Liu, Zhihong

    2012-09-01

    Dense deposit disease (DDD) is a rare disease that has no universally effective treatment. Herein we explore the clinical and pathological features of DDD in Chinese patients and the therapeutic effect of Tripterygium wilfordii (TW). Clinical and pathological data of 10 Chinese patients with biopsy-proved DDD were collected and analyzed retrospectively. The patients consisted of 6 males and 4 females. All of them had heavy proteinuria and microscopic hematuria. Gross hematuria, renal insufficiency, anemia, hypertension and low serum complement 3 (C3) occurred in 3, 3, 5, 6 and 8 cases, respectively. Under light microscopy (LM), 8 cases exhibited membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) stain disclosed intense PAS-positive bright ribbon-like thickening of glomerular basement membranes (GBM). Immunofluorescence mainly showed diffuse fine granular and short linear deposition of C3 along the glomerular capillary wall. Under electron microscopy, ribbon-like electrondense intramembranous deposits were identified in the lamina densa of the GBM, along the tubule basement membranes (TBM) and wall of Bowman's capsule. Before admission, 6 cases were treated with prednisone, cyclophosphamide and/or cyclosporin A with no response. Proteinuria in 8 cases who received TW during the course decreased at different degrees. The clinical and pathological features in DDD patients were various. The effect of TW in patients with DDD merits further investigation.

  14. RADIÓLISE DE AMINOÁCIDO SOB AÇÃO DE ÍONS PESADOS: IMPLICAÇÕES EM ASTROQUÍMICA E ASTROBIOLOGIA

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    Williamary Portugal

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, estudamos a estabilidade da molécula de glicina na sua forma zwiteriônica cristalina, conhecida como a-glycina (+NH3CH2COO- a duas temperaturas (14 e 300 K, sob a ação de íons rápidos, simulando ambientes espaciais na presença de raios cósmicos pesados. Para tanto, a meia vida da glicina bombardeada no meio interestelar (nuvens densas foi estimada, sendo 1.1 x 104 anos (300 K e 1.6 x 103 anos (14 K. No sistema solar, os valores foram de 1.2 x 103 anos (300 K e 2.8 x 103 anos (14 K. O estudo da estabilidade da glicina, nesses ambientes, traz à tona questões sobre o papel dessa molécula na química pré-bióticana Terra, para auxiliar nas descobertas sobre a origem da vida como a conhecemos.

  15. Demografia de Geonoma gamiova em área de extrativismo foliar

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    Marilia de Fátima Ceccon-Valente

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available As folhas de Geonoma gamiova Barb. Rodr. são importantes recursos para floriculturas, já que são empregradas principalmente nos arranjos fúnebres. Visando a gerar subsídios para o seu extrativismo sustentável, são apresentados resultados de estudo de estrutura populacional dessa espécie. A pesquisa foi realizada em área de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Submontana onde a espécie é submetida ao extrativismo foliar (Comunidade do Rasgadinho, Mun. Guaratuba, Paraná, 25 45'S e 48 46'W, 30 - 100m de altitude. Detectou-se alta densidade de indivíduos, principalmente nas classes mais jovens, caracterizando um padrão populacional J-invertido. Registrou-se estoque de 448 folhas aptas para comercialização em 0,5ha, com histórico de intensa extração de folhas. Evidenciou-se alto potencial de regeneração e padrão de distribuição agregado (Id>1 para a população estudada. Com base nos dados obtidos, discutiu-se a sustentabilidade da atividade extrativista em questão.

  16. Paisaje sonoro de una invasión marciana - La intervención de los principios constructivos radiofónicos en el proceso de creación de las imágenes auditivas de 'La guerra de los mundos' (Orson Welles, 1938

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    Lic. Lourdes Novalbos Bou

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available La densa iconosfera que caracteriza la civilización contemporánea postindustrial (desde la fotografía a la imagen sintética generada por ordenador, pasando por el cartel, el cómic, el cine o la imagen electrónica de televisión constata que el ser humano es un "animal visual"; un "animal visual" que sobrevive, fundamentalmente, gracias a la agudeza del aparato ocular y que se relaciona con el entorno y obtiene información, gratificación intelectual, cultural, espiritual e incluso sexual a través de la mirada. En definitiva, vivimos en un mundo creado para los ojos, en una civilización basada, desde sus orígenes, en la percepción visual. En este "universo ocular", el sentido del oído ha quedado relegado a un segundo plano, supeditado a las necesidades y carencias de la vista. Y la radio con él: la mayoría de los estudiosos de los medios de comunicación audiovisual orientan sus investigaciones hacia el ámbito de la imagen visual del cine y la televisión. Las imágenes auditivas radiofónicas, sin embargo, parecen haber quedado relegadas en el olvido.

  17. Mastofauna terrestre do Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro, Estado de Santa Catarina, sul do Brasil

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    Jorge José Cherem

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2011v24n3p73 O Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro, situado no centro-leste do Estado de Santa Catarina, sul do Brasil, possui 85.000ha e abrange grande diversidade de ambientes (floresta ombrófila densa, incluindo manguezais e restingas, floresta ombrófila mista e estepe ombrófila. De 1991 a 2010 foram realizados 22 estudos sobre sua mastofauna, abrangendo os métodos de captura com armadilhas de arame, armadilhas de interceptação e queda, caixas de nidificação, redes-de-neblina, armadilhas fotográficas, observação direta e vestígios. Foram registradas 75 espécies autóctones (cerca de 54% das espécies de mamíferos terrestres confirmados para Santa Catarina pertencentes a 8 ordens e 25 famílias. Quinze espécies são ameaçadas em nível estadual, nacional ou mundial. A possibilidade de ocorrência de outras espécies e aspectos gerais da conservação dos mamíferos no Parque são discutidos.

  18. Contribution of microorganisms to non-extractable residue formation during biodegradation of ibuprofen in soil.

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    Nowak, Karolina M; Girardi, Cristobal; Miltner, Anja; Gehre, Matthias; Schäffer, Andreas; Kästner, Matthias

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    Non-extractable residues (NER) formed during biodegradation of organic contaminants in soil are considered to be mainly composed of parent compounds or their primary metabolites with hazardous potential. However, in the case of biodegradable organic compounds, the soil NER may also contain microbial biomass components, for example fatty acids (FA) and amino acids (AA). After cell death, these biomolecules are subsequently incorporated into non-living soil organic matter (SOM) and are stabilised ultimately forming hardly extractable residues of biogenic origin. We investigated biodegradation of (13)C(6)-ibuprofen, in particular the metabolic incorporation of the (13)C-label into FA and AA and their fate in soil over 90 days. (13)C-FA and (13)C-AA amounts in the living microbial biomass fraction initially increased, then decreased over time and were continuously incorporated into the non-living SOM pool. The (13)C-FA in the non-living SOM remained stable from day 59 whereas the contents of (13)C-AA slightly increased until the end. After 90 days, nearly all NER were biogenic as they were made up almost completely by natural biomass compounds. The presented data demonstrated that the potential environmental risks related to the ibuprofen-derived NER are overestimated. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. An Investigation of Reasoning by Analogy in Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Daniel C Krawczyk

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Relational reasoning ability relies upon by both cognitive and social factors. We compared analogical reasoning performance in healthy controls (HC to performance in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, and individuals with schizophrenia (SZ. The experimental task required participants to find correspondences between drawings of scenes. Participants were asked to infer which item within one scene best matched a relational item within the second scene. We varied relational complexity, presence of distraction, and type of objects in the analogies (living or non-living items. We hypothesized that the cognitive differences present in SZ would reduce relational inferences relative to ASD and HC. We also hypothesized that both SZ and ASD would show lower performance on living item problems relative to HC due to lower social function scores. Overall accuracy was higher for HC relative to SZ, consistent with prior research. Across groups, higher relational complexity reduced analogical responding, as did the presence of non-living items. Separate group analyses revealed that the ASD group was less accurate at making relational inferences in problems that involved mainly non-living items and when distractors were present. The SZ group showed differences in problem type similar to the ASD group. Additionally, we found significant correlations between social cognitive ability and analogical reasoning, particularly for the SZ group. These results indicate that differences in cognitive and social abilities impact the ability to infer analogical correspondences along with numbers of relational elements and types of objects present in the problems.

  20. An investigation of reasoning by analogy in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder.

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    Krawczyk, Daniel C; Kandalaft, Michelle R; Didehbani, Nyaz; Allen, Tandra T; McClelland, M Michelle; Tamminga, Carol A; Chapman, Sandra B

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    Relational reasoning ability relies upon by both cognitive and social factors. We compared analogical reasoning performance in healthy controls (HC) to performance in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and individuals with schizophrenia (SZ). The experimental task required participants to find correspondences between drawings of scenes. Participants were asked to infer which item within one scene best matched a relational item within the second scene. We varied relational complexity, presence of distraction, and type of objects in the analogies (living or non-living items). We hypothesized that the cognitive differences present in SZ would reduce relational inferences relative to ASD and HC. We also hypothesized that both SZ and ASD would show lower performance on living item problems relative to HC due to lower social function scores. Overall accuracy was higher for HC relative to SZ, consistent with prior research. Across groups, higher relational complexity reduced analogical responding, as did the presence of non-living items. Separate group analyses revealed that the ASD group was less accurate at making relational inferences in problems that involved mainly non-living items and when distractors were present. The SZ group showed differences in problem type similar to the ASD group. Additionally, we found significant correlations between social cognitive ability and analogical reasoning, particularly for the SZ group. These results indicate that differences in cognitive and social abilities impact the ability to infer analogical correspondences along with numbers of relational elements and types of objects present in the problems.

  1. An investigation of reasoning by analogy in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder

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    Krawczyk, Daniel C.; Kandalaft, Michelle R.; Didehbani, Nyaz; Allen, Tandra T.; McClelland, M. Michelle; Tamminga, Carol A.; Chapman, Sandra B.

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    Relational reasoning ability relies upon by both cognitive and social factors. We compared analogical reasoning performance in healthy controls (HC) to performance in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and individuals with schizophrenia (SZ). The experimental task required participants to find correspondences between drawings of scenes. Participants were asked to infer which item within one scene best matched a relational item within the second scene. We varied relational complexity, presence of distraction, and type of objects in the analogies (living or non-living items). We hypothesized that the cognitive differences present in SZ would reduce relational inferences relative to ASD and HC. We also hypothesized that both SZ and ASD would show lower performance on living item problems relative to HC due to lower social function scores. Overall accuracy was higher for HC relative to SZ, consistent with prior research. Across groups, higher relational complexity reduced analogical responding, as did the presence of non-living items. Separate group analyses revealed that the ASD group was less accurate at making relational inferences in problems that involved mainly non-living items and when distractors were present. The SZ group showed differences in problem type similar to the ASD group. Additionally, we found significant correlations between social cognitive ability and analogical reasoning, particularly for the SZ group. These results indicate that differences in cognitive and social abilities impact the ability to infer analogical correspondences along with numbers of relational elements and types of objects present in the problems. PMID:25191240

  2. Generic phylogeny, historical biogeography and character evolution of the cosmopolitan aquatic plant family Hydrocharitaceae

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    Chen Ling-Yun

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hydrocharitaceae is a fully aquatic monocot family, consists of 18 genera with approximately 120 species. The family includes both fresh and marine aquatics and exhibits great diversity in form and habit including annual and perennial life histories; submersed, partially submersed and floating leaf habits and linear to orbicular leaf shapes. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution and is well represented in the Tertiary fossil record in Europe. At present, the historical biogeography of the family is not well understood and the generic relationships remain controversial. In this study we investigated the phylogeny and biogeography of Hydrocharitaceae by integrating fossils and DNA sequences from eight genes. We also conducted ancestral state reconstruction for three morphological characters. Results Phylogenetic analyses produced a phylogeny with most branches strongly supported by bootstrap values greater than 95 and Bayesian posterior probability values of 1.0. Stratiotes is the first diverging lineage with the remaining genera in two clades, one clade consists of Lagarosiphon, Ottelia, Blyxa, Apalanthe, Elodea and Egeria; and the other consists of Hydrocharis-Limnobium, Thalassia, Enhalus, Halophila, Najas, Hydrilla, Vallisneria, Nechamandra and Maidenia. Biogeographic analyses (DIVA, Mesquite and divergence time estimates (BEAST resolved the most recent common ancestor of Hydrocharitaceae as being in Asia during the Late Cretaceous and Palaeocene (54.7-72.6 Ma. Dispersals (including long-distance dispersal and migrations through Tethys seaway and land bridges probably played major roles in the intercontinental distribution of this family. Ancestral state reconstruction suggested that in Hydrocharitaceae evolution of dioecy is bidirectional, viz., from dioecy to hermaphroditism, and from hermaphroditism to dioecy, and that the aerial-submerged leaf habit and short-linear leaf shape are the ancestral states. Conclusions

  3. ESTRUCTURA POBLACIONAL DE LA PALMA IRIARTEA DELTOIDEA, EN UN BOSQUE DE TIERRA FIRME DE LA AMAZONIA COLOMBIANA

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    Gonzalez Roy

    2012-06-01

    los primeros estadios de vida (plántulas y se van reduciendo a medida que aumenta la edad (juveniles y adultos. Dentro de las 10 categorías etarias, la de Plántulas II fue la más densa (129±38 ind/ha, mientras que Juveniles I fue la menos densa (3±2 ind/ha. La densidad de los adultos fue ligeramente mayor a la de los Juveniles. Se discute la importancia de una refinada categorización etaria frente a categorizaciones realizadas en estudios previos.

  4. ¿Bajo las riendas del teléfono móvil? Control social, normalización y resistencia Sob as rédeas do telefone móvel? Controle social, normalização e resistência Under the reins of mobile phone? Social control, normalization and resistance

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    Felipe Andrés Corredor Álvarez

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Los teléfonos móviles son una tecnología constitutiva de las relaciones sociales, inclusiva y cuyas prácticas asociadas participan en la formación del sujeto común en nuestros días, por medio del control social, la normalización y la resistencia, mecanismos que no han sido suficientemente abordados y de los que pretendemos dar cuenta con este trabajo. A partir de los conceptos de poder y resistencia, tácticas y estrategias, y preformatividad, analizaremos la noción de control social para dar cuenta del objetivo. La técnica utilizada fue grupos de discusión y descripción densa para el análisis. Los resultados indican que el móvil actúa como mediador, en el sentido latouriano: en el acto de 'contactar a alguien' estos dispositivos permiten que pasen o no cosas, modificando las intenciones de su uso, redefiniendo las relaciones, propiciando así efectos de normalización, control social y resistencia. Dichos procesos reaccionan mutuamente: el funcionamiento del poder alimenta la resistencia y viceversa.Os celulares são uma tecnologia constitutiva e inclusiva das relações sociais. Suas práticas associadas participam na formação do sujeito comum em nossos dias por meio do controle social, da normalização e da resistência, mecanismos que não foram suficientemente abordados, os quais pretendemos dar conta com este trabalho. A partir dos conceitos de poder e resistência, performatividade, táticas e estratégias, analisaremos a noção de controle social para dar conta deste objetivo. Foram utilizados grupos de discussão e descrição densa para a análise. Os resultados indicam que o celular atua como mediador, no sentido latouriano: no ato de contatar alguém esses dispositivos permitem que passem ou não coisas, modificando as intenções de seu uso, redefinindo as relações e propiciando, assim, efeitos de normalização, controle social e resistência. Tais processos reagem mutuamente: o funcionamento do poder alimenta

  5. The fauna of phlebotomines (Diptera, Psychodidae in different phytogeographic regions of the state of Maranhão, Brazil Fauna de flebotomíneos (Diptera, Psychodidae em municípios de diferentes fitorregiões, no estado do Maranhão, Brasil

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    José Manuel Macário Rebêlo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Phlebotomine specimens were captured in domiciliary and forest environments in 47 municipalities between 1982 and 2005 with the aid of CDC light traps. A total of 91 species were found, of which four belonged to genus Brumptomyia and 87 to genus Lutzomyia, distributed among the following subgenera: Evandromyia (6, Lutzomyia (5, Micropygomyia (2, Nyssomyia (9, Pintomyia (2, Pressatia (3, Psathyromyia (6, Psychodopygus (14, Sciopemyia (4, Trichophoromyia (2, Viannamyia (2; species groups: Aragaoi (2, Baityi (1, Dreisbachi (1, Migonei (12, Oswaldoi (8, Pilosa (1, Saulensis (2, Verrucarum (4 and ungrouped (1. Species diversity was greatest in areas where there was dense evergreen seasonal forest (52 species, ombrophilous forest (31 and meridional cerrados (23 and lowest in areas with mixed forest (forest with babassu palms, cerrado and caatinga. The greatest similarity index was observed for restinga and open evergreen seasonal forest (J=0.48. Dense evergreen seasonal forest had greatest similarity with ombrophilous forest (J=0.38. The phlebotomine fauna was species rich and unevenly distributed in Maranhão, reflecting the phytogeographical complexity of the state, which is a result of the great variety of ecosystems and climate zones.Espécimes de flebotomíneos foram capturados nos anos de 1982 a 2005, em ambientes domiciliares e florestais de 47 municípios, com uso de armadilhas luminosas CDC. Foram encontradas 91 espécies, sendo quatro pertencentes ao gênero Brumptomyia e 87 ao gênero Lutzomyia, distribuídas nos seguintes subgêneros: Evandromyia (6, Lutzomyia (5, Micropygomyia (2, Nyssomyia (9, Pintomyia (2, Pressatia (3, Psathyromyia (6, Psychodopygus (14, Sciopemyia (4, Trychophoromyia (2, Viannamyia (2; grupo de espécies: Aragaoi (2, Baityi (1, Dreisbachi (1, Migonei (12, Oswaldoi (8, Pilosa (1, Saulensis (2, Verrucarum (4 e não agrupada (1. A diversidade de espécies foi maior nas áreas de floresta estacional perenifólia densa (52

  6. A comunicação no cuidado: uma questão fundamental na enfermagem La comunicación en la atención: una cuestión fundamental en enfermería Communication in care: a fundamental task in nursing

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    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa discute a comunicação como instrumento básico do cuidado, articulado à dinâmica de cuidar e aos cuidados no hospital. Foram feitas entrevistas, observações participantes e consultas aos prontuários. Aplicou-se a descrição densa e análise temática. Diversas formas de comunicação foram identificadas: verbais e não-verbais. Sobressaiu a forma como o profissional abordava e se comunicava com o cliente, imprimindo mais ou menos atenção e carinho. A interação no cuidado emergiu dos encontros e conversas entre os profissionais e clientes, integrando-os ao cuidado. O ato de conversar é fundamental no cuidado. Seja de conteúdo técnico ou lúdico, a conversa implica em comunicação, que comporta interação, linguagem, gestos e cognição. Daí a sua importância para a enfermagem, arte e ciência do cuidado.La investigación discute la comunicación como instrumento básico del cuidado, articulado a la dinámica de cuidar y a los cuidados en el hospital. Se hicieran entrevistas, observaciones participativas y consultas de prontuarios. Se aplicó la descripción de carácter minuciosa (descripción densa y el análisis temático. Se identificaron diversas formas de comunicación: verbales y non-verbales. Sobresalió la forma como el profesional abordaba y se comunicaba con el cliente, imprimiendo más o menos cariño. La interacción en el cuidado emergió de los encuentros y conversaciones entre los profesionales y clientes, integrándolos al cuidado. El acto de conversar es fundamental en el cuidado. Sea de contenido técnico o lúdico, la conversación implica comunicación, que abarca interacción, lenguaje, gestos y cognición. Allí radica su importancia para la enfermería, arte y ciencia del cuidado.The research debates the communication as basic instrument of the attention, articulated to the dynamic of the care and of the attention in the hospital. Interviews had been made, participant observation and consult to

  7. The relationship between apparent soil electrical conductivity and soil properties Relação entre condutividade elétrica aparente e propriedades do solo

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    Domingos Sárvio Magalhães Valente

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    Full Text Available Precision agriculture that is based on the physical and chemical properties of soil requires a dense sampling to evaluate spatial variability in the field. This dense sampling is often expensive and time consuming. One technique to reduce the number of samples is to define management zones based on information that is collected in the field. Some researchers have demonstrated the importance of the electrical properties of soil in defining management zones. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the apparent soil electrical conductivity and soil properties in mountainous areas of coffee production. The electrical conductivity of soil was evaluated at soil depths ranging from 0.00-0.20 m (EC20 and 0.00-0.40 m (EC40 using a portable meter. The mean values of EC20 and EC40 were 1.80 mS m-1 and 1.22 mS m-1, respectively. Both EC20 and EC40 exhibited comparatively low correlations with the soil properties, whereas higher correlations were obtained for measurements of remaining phosphorus, wherein values of 0.427 and 0.465, respectively, were obtained.A agricultura de precisão baseada nas propriedades físicas e químicas do solo exige uma amostragem densa para se determinar a variabilidade espacial no campo. Essa amostragem densa, muitas vezes apresenta custo e tempo consumido elevado. Uma das técnicas para reduzir o número de amostras é definir zonas de manejo em função de informações coletadas no campo. Alguns pesquisadores têm demonstrado a importância desempenhada pelas variáveis elétricas do solo para definir zonas de manejo. Dessa forma, este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a relação entre a variabilidade espacial da condutividade elétrica aparente e propriedades do solo em regiões de produção de cafés de montanha. A condutividade elétrica foi medida no perfil de solo de 0,00-0,20 m (CE20 e 0,00-0,40 m (CE40 usando um sensor portátil. Os valores de CE20 e CE40 foram de 1,80 mS m-1 e 1

  8. Estimativas do albedo em três ecossistemas da floresta amazônica Estimation of albedo in three ecosystems of the Amazon forest

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    Full Text Available Os albedos relativos às radiações de ondas curtas, infravermelho e fotossinteticamente ativa foram estimados para três ecossistemas da floresta amazônica. A pesquisa foi conduzida nas áreas de Campina e Campinarana, na Reserva Biológica de Campina, localizada no quilômetro 46 da rodovia BR-174 (2º 34'S; 60º 02'W, que liga Manaus a Caracaraí e na área de Mata Densa, na Reserva Florestal Ducke (2º 57'S; 59º 57'W. Para obtenção dos dados nos diferentes tipos de vegetação, foi instalado, numa torre metálica, um conjunto de sensores para medir radiações de ondas curtas, infravermelho e fotossinteticamente ativa, incidentes e refletidas sobre os dosséis vegetativos, além de sensores para medir radiações de ondas curtas incidente, de ondas curtas refletida e fotossinteticamente ativa, próximo à superfície do solo dos dosséis. Para a aquisição dos dados foram utilizados quatro microloggers, os quais foram programados para efetuarem, no período das 5 h 51 min às 18 h, leituras a cada segundo e médias a cada minuto. Os resultados mostraram que os albedos de ondas curtas, infravermelho e radiação fotossinteticamente ativa (PAR, nos três tipos de vegetação, podem ser estimados em função do ângulo de elevação do sol, com boa precisão para qualquer instante do dia.The albedos of shortwave, infrared and photosynthetically active radiations (PAR were estimated for three ecosystems of the Amazon forest. The research was conducted in the areas of Campina and Campinarana of the Biological Reserve of Campina, located at km 46, on Highway BR-174 which connects Manaus and Caracarai (2º 34'S; 60º 2'W and in the area of "Mata Densa" in the Ducke Forest Reserve (2º 57'S; 59º 57'W. A metallic tower, with set of sensors for measuring the incident and canopy reflected shortwave, infrared and photosynthetically active radiations was installed over each of the above mentioned canopies. Similar sensors were also installed at

  9. Desarrollo de hormigones con aglomerante cal-puzolana fina como material cementicio suplementario Development of concrete mixtures with fine lime-pozzolan binder as supplementary cementitious material

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    Juan José Dopico

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La alta resistencia y durabilidad alcanzada en los hormigones de alta y ultra alta resistencia está asociada a la obtención de una matriz muy densa, definida a partir del uso de altos volúmenes de adiciones minerales muy finas, tales como las cenizas volantes, microsílice, metacaolín y polvos finos de cuarzo. El trabajo muestra un estudio sobre el uso del aglomerante cal- puzolana (ACP de alta finura, como adición mineral activa en el hormigón. Las partículas muy finas de la cal, de tamaños entre las 0.1-lOum pueden llenar los vacíos entre los granos de cemento, mientras las partículas más grandes de la puzolana, entre 10-100 [jm, pueden llenar los vacíos entre los granos más finos del agregado, resultando en una matriz más densa. La adición de hidróxido de calcio (HC durante el mezclado del hormigón, también incrementa la concentración de iones Ca+2 y OH", lo cual resulta en una mejor y mas rápida hidratación del Cemento Portland Ordinario (CPO y de la reacción puzolánica. El uso de la ACP como adición mineral activa en hormigones de alta resistencia (HAR, podría contribuir a disminuir los costos del producto sin afectar su resistencia mecánica y durabilidad usando menos cemento, con lo cual se estaría mejorando el perfil ecológico de este material. Resultados iniciales son mostrados en este trabajo, requiriéndose de ensayos adicionales para establecer los beneficios del uso de la ACP en los HAR. Un ejemplo de aplicación de este trabajo en hormigones son también presentados.The very high concrete strength and durability achieved in high and ultra-high-performance concrete is associated with a very dense matrix, accomplished through the use of high volumes of very fine mineral additions, such as fly ash, silica-fume, metakaolin and ground quartz sand. The paper reports on a study where a finely ground lime-pozzolan binder (LPB is used as active mineral addition in concrete. The very fine lime particles, having

  10. Piscadelas de caveiras: a escatologia do Jardim das Flores Skull winks: the eschatology of the Garden of Flowers

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    John C. Dawsey

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available No Jardim das Flores, na periferia de uma cidade do interior paulista, moradores interpretam o seu mundo por meio de histórias sobre o céu e o inferno, e a destruição e recriação do mundo. Como interpretar essas interpretações? A partir dessa questão a antropologia de Geertz propõe-se a fazer uma "descrição densa" em que seja possível distinguir um piscar de olhos de uma piscadela marota. As histórias que se contam no Jardim das Flores, porém, não são meras interpretações. Nelas se alojam vontades de interromper o próprio curso do mundo. Ao dizerem algo sobre o mundo, elas irrompem como provocações capazes de suscitar um abrir e fechar dos olhos, com efeitos de despertar. Por meio de imagens carregadas de tensões, uma descrição densa também adquire as qualidades de uma descrição tensa, um assombro. Não seriam as elipses, incoerências e emendas suspeitas - onde um texto parece desmanchar - os sinais do "baixo corporal" do texto que chamamos cultura? Talvez nesses lugares, como as histórias do Jardim das Flores revelam, encontrem-se os subsolos mais férteis de um texto, ou, ainda, o seu fundo escatológico.In the Garden of Flowers, a peripheral district of a city of the interior of São Paulo, people interpret their world, among other ways, by telling stories about heaven and earth, and the destruction and recreation of the world. How should one interpret these interpretations? As a way for dealing with this question, Geertz developed the notion of 'thick description,' by which one may distinguish a twitch from a wink. The stories told in the Garden of Flowers are not mere interpretations, however. They emerge from the will to interrupt the very course of the world. As they say something about the world, they also erupt as provocations, with awakening effects, causing one's eyes to close and reopen. By means of tension-filled images, 'thick description' may also acquire the qualities of tense description, provoking

  11. Assistência à criança com disfunção neuromotora na abordagem da rede social: um estudo de caso Asistencia al niño con disfunción neuromotora en el abordaje de la red social: un estudio de caso Assistance to the child with neuromotor disorder using a social networkapproach: a case study

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    Renata Dourado da Silveira

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O estudo de caso teve como propósito descrever a situação de saúde de uma criança com disfunção neuromotora e sua rede social, com aprofundamento no contexto socioeconômico. Os objetivos foram: identificar o cuidador da criança; construir o mapa da rede social da criança; discutir a importância do cuidador e contexto familiar no desenvolvimento da criança com disfunção neuromotora. Os dados foram coletados no prontuário na consulta de enfermagem; na abordagem da mãe durante a fisioterapia; na visita à casa da avó materna; na observação sistemática da criança, e mantiveram-se contatos pelo telefone. Os resultados mostraram que a menina está envolvida com diferentes pessoas e tem variados vínculos. Conclui-se que, apesar de a rede social ser ampla e densa, seus vínculos são fragilizados, o que torna a relação íntima e direta da menina restrita a poucas pessoas, como mãe, irmão e avó materna.El estudio de caso tuvo como propósito describir la situación de la salud de una niña con disfunción neuromotora y su red social, con profundización en el contexto socio-económico. Los objetivos fueron: identificar el cuidador de la niña; construir el mapa de la red social de la niña; discutir la importancia del cuidador y del contexto familiar en el desarrollo de la niña con disfunción neuromotora. Los datos fueron colectados en el registro médico; consulta de enfermería; abordaje de la madre durante la fisioterapia; visita a la casa de la abuela materna; observación sistemática de la niña y contactos por teléfono. Los resultados mostraron que la niña está enredada con diversas personas y variados enlaces. Se concluye aunque la red social sea amplia y densa, sus enlaces son fragilizados, lo que torna la relación íntima y directa a la niña restricta a pocas personas, como madre, hermano, abuela materna.The case study's intention was to describe the situation regarding the health of a child with neuromotor

  12. Registro recente de harpia, Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus (Aves, Accipitridae, na Mata Atlântica da Reserva Natural Vale do Rio Doce, Linhares, Espírito Santo e implicações para a conservação regional da espécie Recent record of harpy eagle, Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus (Aves, Accipitridae, in Atlantic forest of Vale do Rio Doce Natural Reserve, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brazil and implications for the regional conservation of the species

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    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A presente comunicação reporta o registro de um macho adulto de harpia, Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus, 1758, na Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce (RNVRD, região norte do Espírito Santo, em agosto de 2005. A análise deste e de registros históricos da espécie nesta reserva indica a presença de uma população residente na região compreendida pela RNVRD e pela Reserva Biológica de Sooretama. Estas duas reservas, contíguas entre si, compreendem cerca de 46250 ha de Floresta Atlântica de baixada (Mata de Tabuleiro, na sua maior parte bem conservada. Além da grande extensão de floresta, a rica e densa fauna de mamíferos presente nestas reservas contribuem para a permanência das harpias na região.The present communication reports an observation occurred in August 2005 of the harpy eagle, Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus, 1758, in the Vale do Rio Doce Natural Reserve (VRDNR, located in northern Espírito Santo state, southeastern Brazil. The analysis of this and past records of the species in this reserve indicates the presence of a resident population in the region encompassed by the VRDNR and the Sooretama Biological Reserve. These two reserves total circa 46,250 ha of lowland Atlantic forest (Tabuleiros forest, which are mostly well preserved. Besides the great extension of forests, the rich and abundant mammal fauna present in these two reserves contribute to the regional permanence of the harpy eagle.

  13. Neandertales en el centro peninsular: tecnocomplejos musterienses en la región de Madrid = Neanderthals in central Iberian: Mousterian technocomplex in the region of Madrid

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    Full Text Available Durante los últimos años, la investigación sobre el Paleolítico en la región de Madrid ha proporcionado nuevos yacimientos y datos que permiten llevar a cabo una actualización de nuestro conocimiento del poblamiento humano de esta región durante el Pleistoceno superior. Las condiciones geo-litológicas de la cuenca sedimentaria madrileña, sumada a la peculiar fisiografía de sierra, pie de monte y cuenca drenada por una densa red fluvial, proporciona un contexto singular en el que el poblamiento parece organizarse funcionalmente atendiendo a los rasgos que cada contexto posee. Las comunidades musterienses supieron sacar provecho de una ordenada estructuración funcional del espacio. En este trabajo además de realizar una actualización del conocimiento en la región, planteamos como los grupos musterienses organizaron de manera planificada y complementaria la explotación de los distintos recursos en nuestra región respondiendo a patrones similares al de otras regiones europeas.In recent years, research on the Paleolithic in the region of Madrid has provided new archaeological sites, sequences and interpretations that allow us to update our knowledge about the human settlement in this region during the upper Pleistocene. Geo-lithological conditions of the Madrid sedimentary basin, combined with the peculiar physiography compose by mountains, slopes and basin drained by a dense river network provides a unique context in which the settlement seems to have been organized as a response to each particular context. During millennia, Mousterian communities learned to use a functional structure of space in order to organize the global activities. In this work, in addition to update our knowledge of the Mousterian occupation this region, we propose the existence of a organizational and complementary model of resource exploitation similar to other european regions.

  14. Production and characterization of LaMnO3 thin films prepared by Sol–Gel technique; Producción y caracterización de láminas delgadas de LaMnO3 preparadas por la técnica de Sol-Gel

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    In this study, lanthanum manganite (LaMnO3) thin films were prepared by sol-gel method for magnet technology. With this context, precursor solutions with low contact angles were synthesized from all nitrate salts of the respective cations (La, Mn), using ethanol as solvent and acetyl acetone as chelating agents. A dense amorphous film was deposited on silicon (Si) substrate. crystallization of the films was carried out at temperatures between 850 and 1000 °C. The thermal, phase, elemental, microstructural and magnetic properties of the obtained samples were determined by TG/DTA, FTIR, XRD, XPS, SEM and VSM. The results show that sustained perovskite polycrystalline films were grown on the [100]-oriented Si substrates. In addition, the films show ferromagnetic behavior. [Spanish] Se prepararon películas delgadas de manganita de lantano (LaMnO3) mediante el método Sol-gel para la tecnología del imán. Se sintetizaron soluciones precursoras con bajos ángulos de contacto a partir de sales de nitrato de los respectivos cationes (La, Mn), utilizando etanol como disolvente y acetil acetona como agente quelante. Se depositó una película amorfa y densa sobre sustrato de silicio (Si). La cristalización de las láminas se llevó a cabo a temperaturas entre 850 y 1000 ºC. El comportamiento térmico, especies químicas, microestructura y propiedades magnéticas se determinaron mediante TG / DTA, FTIR, XRD, XPS, SEM y VSM respectivamente. Los resultados muestran que láminas policristalinas de perovskita crecieron sobre los sustratos de Si orientados en el plano [100]. Finalmente, las láminas muestran un comportamiento ferromagnético.

  15. Protein- and diabetes-induced glomerular hyperfiltration: role of glucagon, vasopressin, and urea.

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    2015-07-01

    A single protein-rich meal (or an infusion of amino acids) is known to increase the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for a few hours, a phenomenon known as "hyperfiltration." It is important to understand the factors that initiate this upregulation because it becomes maladaptive in the long term. Several mediators and paracrine factors have been shown to participate in this upregulation, but they are not directly triggered by protein intake. Here, we explain how a rise in glucagon and in vasopressin secretion, directly induced by protein ingestion, might be the initial factors triggering the hepatic and renal events leading to an increase in the GFR. Their effects include metabolic actions in the liver and stimulation of sodium chloride reabsorption in the thick ascending limb. Glucagon is not only a glucoregulatory hormone. It is also important for the excretion of nitrogen end products by stimulating both urea synthesis in the liver (along with gluconeogenesis from amino acids) and urea excretion by the kidney. Vasopressin allows the concentration of nitrogenous end products (urea, ammonia, etc.) and other protein-associated wastes in a hyperosmotic urine, thus allowing a very significant water economy characteristic of all terrestrial mammals. No hyperfiltration occurs in the absence of one or the other hormone. Experimental results suggest that the combined actions of these two hormones, along with the complex intrarenal handling of urea, lead to alter the composition of the tubular fluid at the macula densa and to reduce the intensity of the signal activating the tubuloglomerular feedback control of GFR, thus allowing GFR to raise. Altogether, glucagon, vasopressin, and urea contribute to set up the best compromise between efficient urea excretion and water economy. Copyright © 2015 the American Physiological Society.

  16. Esfera pública, reconhecimento e minorias: o diálogo Habermas-Fraser

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    Full Text Available Nancy Fraser delineou uma compreensão procedimental do reconhecimento que tem possibilidade de combater políticas estreitas de autenticidade de grupo. Jürgen Habermas enfatiza um modelo deliberativo e uma análise histórica da esfera pública, por meio de um aprendizado teórico que culminou em 1992, com Faktizität und Geltung. Pretendemos demonstrar, com base em Fraser e Habermas, que, diante de um contexto de exclusão do espaço público oficial, é necessário ampliar arenas discursivas, sob pena de reproduzirmos e mantermos as assimetrias dominantes. Fraser, em Scales of Justice, defende uma esfera pública transnacional na qual há uma rearticulação dos processos decisórios, superando as fronteiras dos estados nacionais territorialmente situados. Propugnamos analisar a evolução das concepções de esfera pública em Habermas e Fraser ao longo de suas trajetórias teóricas. Em Habermas, até 2011, havia uma ambiguidade que oscilava entre a abordagem fina de patriotismo constitucional e a concepção densa de autocompreensão europeia. Com efeito, pretendemos investigar como Habermas, em Sobre a constituição da Europa - um ensaio, Habermas soluciona tal ambiguidade em relação à compreensão de esfera pública, lecionando que os cidadãos, por meio da tecnologia digital e de padrões morais, avaliam as estruturas econômicas europeias, confrontando as instituições existentes com as exigências de uma justiça global. Sustentamos, com base em Habermas, que tais discussões devem ser efetivadas no interior de um Parlamento mundial composto de Estados e cidadãos.

  17. Efecto de empaquetamiento de las partículas en la durabilidad de los hormigones de alto desempeño

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    Full Text Available Puesto que las estructuras de hormigón están expuestas a un alto grado de agresividad, se han realizado muchas investigaciones al respecto, en el área de la tecnología del hormigón. Los investigadores se han enfocado en la búsqueda de materiales que posean un mejor comportamiento mecánico así como una mayor durabilidad, para lo cual es necesario un hormigón obtenido mediante la ingeniería de la microestructura de los materiales. Como los materiales compuestos están formados por partículas de granulometría fina y una baja razón agua/aglomerante logran una matriz densa cuando se optimiza el empacamiento de sus partículas. Basándose en el concepto de empacamiento de las partículas en el diseño de los hormigones de alto desempeño, este trabajo analiza la durabilidad de esos materiales a través de la determinación de la penetración del ion cloruro y absorción de agua por inmersión y capilaridad. Se compararon las propiedades del hormigón diseñado bajo este concepto con las de los hormigones de alto desempeño diseñados de acuerdo a la metodología convencional, mostrando mejores propiedades en términos de durabilidad.

  18. Las asociaciones de inmigrantes como sociedad civil: un análisis tridimensional

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    Guillermo Toral

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo examina las organizaciones de inmigrantes con una perspectiva triple: desde el punto de vista de sus relaciones con las autoridades públicas, de las relaciones establecidas entre las propias asociaciones y de su grado de participación interna; con el objetivo de analizar hasta qué punto puede hablarse de sociedad civil en ese ámbito. El estudio aquí presentado toma como objeto de análisis las organizaciones de inmigrantes en España, centrándose en aquellas que gozan de un mayor reconocimiento público a través del Foro para la Integración Social de los Inmigrantes, órgano consultivo del Gobierno. Sobre la base de entrevistas en profundidad a líderes y trabajadores de estas organizaciones, se utilizan las contribuciones de la literatura sobre movimientos sociales, movilización étnica y capital social para explicar la situación actual. Sin dejar de relacionar las dinámicas de las organizaciones de inmigrantes con las del resto de organizaciones sociales en España, el artículo argumenta que las relaciones establecidas con los poderes públicos no se ven equilibradas por una red interorganizativa densa ni por una participación activa de sus miembros, y ello en detrimento de una auténtica sociedad civil en este ámbito. Esto tiene implicaciones negativas para la capacidad de las organizaciones para actuar como generadoras de capital social e integración de los inmigrantes, lo cual pone en cuestión el papel del Estado en su apoyo a las organizaciones de inmigrantes.

  19. Geoambientes do Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, município de Lima Duarte-MG

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    Dias Herly Carlos Teixeira

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram identificados, mapeados e caracterizados os geoambientes do Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca (PEI, Minas Gerais, com o objetivo de subsidiar o manejo ecológico da área. Para este fim, realizaram-se coletas de solos, em pontos georreferenciados por GPS (Global Positioning System, fotointerpretações a partir de ortofotos e uso de mapas planialtimétricos, além de intenso reconhecimento de solos no campo. Oito geoambientes foram identificados e caracterizados: (1 Patamares com Espodossolos, 2 Cristas Ravinadas, 3 Escarpas, 4 Grotas, 5 Mata Baixa com Candeia, 6 Mata Alta sobre Xisto, 7 Topos Aplainados e 8 Rampas com Vegetação Aberta. Em cada ambiente a vegetação associada é fortemente condicionada pela profundidade do solo e pelo tempo de permanência de água no sistema. Os ambientes de mata, tanto sobre xistos quanto sobre quartzitos, sofrem menor estresse hídrico, seja por melhores condições físicas do solo e maior retenção de água, seja pela presença de ambiente mais ombrófilo e úmido, como nas Grotas. Os geoambientes florestados possuem concentrações de P e K mais elevadas do que nos ambientes campestres abertos. No geoambiente de Mata Baixa com Candeia, a pobreza química do substrato parece ser o impedimento à ocorrência de uma floresta mais densa. Os Campos de Altitude ocorrem nas altitudes mais elevadas no PEI, sendo desenvolvidos sobre solos mais profundos do que sob campos rupestres, onde há freqüente exposição da rocha ou solos muito rasos.

  20. Innervation of the thick ascending limb of Henle

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    Barajas, L.; Powers, K.V.

    1988-01-01

    The overlap of accumulations of autoradiographic grains (AAGs) on profiles of the thick ascending limb of Henle (TALH) was measured in autoradiograms of sections from rat kidneys with monoaminergic nerves labeled by means of tritiated norepinephrine. The amount of AAG overlap was used as an indirect means of quantifying innervation along the TALHs of superficial, mid-cortical, and juxtamedullary nephrons. The density of innervation along the TALH showed nephron heterogeneity; the juxtamedullary nephrons with a high pre- and postjuxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) TALH density of innervation and the upper and midcortical nephrons with high TALH innervation densities at the level of the JGA. The pre-JGA TALH of the juxtamedullary nephrons had a significantly higher (P less than 0.001) density of innervation than the midcortical or superficial nephrons. The TALHs of juxtamedullary nephrons were found to have substantially more innervation than the TALHs of the other nephrons. For all three populations of nephrons, the pre-JGA TALH had the greatest amount of innervation. Neural regulation of TALH function would occur mainly along the pre-JGA and level of the JGA TALH. This regulation would increase TALH NaCl reabsorption (decrease luminal NaCl concentration) and therefore influence 1) the urinary concentrating mechanism, and 2) renin secretion via the macula densa mechanism. The innervation of the TALH was predominantly associated with the vasculature of the TALH's own nephron. However, innervation associated with medullary ray capillary beds from deeper nephrons was observed on pre-JGA TALHs from superficial and midcortical nephrons

  1. Idiopathic linear IgA bullous dermatosis: prognostic factors based on a case series of 72 adults.

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    Gottlieb, J; Ingen-Housz-Oro, S; Alexandre, M; Grootenboer-Mignot, S; Aucouturier, F; Sbidian, E; Tancrede, E; Schneider, P; Regnier, E; Picard-Dahan, C; Begon, E; Pauwels, C; Cury, K; Hüe, S; Bernardeschi, C; Ortonne, N; Caux, F; Wolkenstein, P; Chosidow, O; Prost-Squarcioni, C

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    Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is a clinically and immunologically heterogeneous, subepidermal, autoimmune bullous disease (AIBD), for which the long-term evolution is poorly described. To investigate the clinical and immunological characteristics, follow-up and prognostic factors of adult idiopathic LABD. This retrospective study, conducted in our AIBD referral centre, included adults, diagnosed between 1995 and 2012, with idiopathic LABD, defined as pure or predominant IgA deposits by direct immunofluorescence. Clinical, histological and immunological findings were collected from charts. Standard histology was systematically reviewed, and indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) on salt-split skin (SSS) and immunoblots (IBs) on amniotic membrane extracts using anti-IgA secondary antibodies were performed, when biopsies and sera obtained at diagnosis were available. Prognostic factors for complete remission (CR) were identified using univariate and multivariate analyses. Of the 72 patients included (median age 54 years), 60% had mucous membrane (MM) involvement. IgA IIF on SSS was positive for 21 of 35 patients tested; 15 had epidermal and dermal labellings. Immunoelectron microscopy performed on the biopsies of 31 patients labelled lamina lucida (LL) (26%), lamina densa (23%), anchoring-fibril zone (AFz) (19%) and LL+AFz (23%). Of the 34 IgA IBs, 22 were positive, mostly for LAD-1/LABD97 (44%) and full-length BP180 (33%). The median follow-up was 39 months. Overall, 24 patients (36%) achieved sustained CR, 19 (29%) relapsed and 35% had chronic disease. CR was significantly associated with age > 70 years or no MM involvement. No prognostic immunological factor was identified. Patients with LABD who are < 70 years old and have MM involvement are at risk for chronic evolution. © 2017 British Association of Dermatologists.

  2. Linfoma subcutâneo de células T paniculite-símile Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma

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    Renato Soriani Paschoal

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Linfoma subcutâneo de células T paniculite-símile foi recentemente reconhecido como entidade clínico-patológica. Paciente do sexo feminino, 17 anos, relatou nodosidades eritêmato-violáceas e depressões nos membros e abdome há três anos e discreta perda ponderal, sem outros sintomas gerais. Adenomegalia, visceromegalias e infiltração da medula óssea estavam ausentes, e a histopatologia da pele mostrou densa infiltração de linfócitos atípicos CD3/CD8 no subcutâneo. A quimioterapia interrompeu o surgimento de novas lesões com remissão das pré-existentes no seguimento de oito meses. Aspectos imunofenotípicos e moleculares são relevantes para elucidação diagnóstica e avaliação do prognóstico.Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma is extremely rare and has recently been recognized as a clinicopathological entity. Young female, 17 years old, has complained of subcutaneous nodules and plaques in the limbs and abdomen for three years, accompanied of mild weight loss without other constitutional symptoms. Nodal, visceral and bone marrow involvement was absent, and subcutaneous CD3/CD8 atypical lymphocyte infiltration was observed in the skin sample. Chemotherapy interrupted the onset of new lesions and led to remission in the 8-month follow-up. Immunophenotypic and molecular aspects were relevant to the diagnosis and as prognosis makers.

  3. The role of fire-return interval and season of burn in snag dynamics in a south Florida slash pine forest

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    Lloyd, John D.; Slater, Gary L.; Snyder, James R.

    2012-01-01

    Standing dead trees, or snags, are an important habitat element for many animal species. In many ecosystems, fire is a primary driver of snag population dynamics because it can both create and consume snags. The objective of this study was to examine how variation in two key components of the fire regime—fire-return interval and season of burn—affected population dynamics of snags. Using a factorial design, we exposed 1 ha plots, located within larger burn units in a south Florida slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa Little and Dorman) forest, to prescribed fire applied at two intervals (approximately 3-year intervals vs. approximately 6-year intervals) and during two seasons (wet season vs. dry season) over a 12- to 13-year period. We found no consistent effect of fire season or frequency on the density of lightly to moderately decayed or heavily decayed snags, suggesting that variation in these elements of the fire regime at the scale we considered is relatively unimportant in the dynamics of snag populations. However, our confidence in these findings is limited by small sample sizes, potentially confounding effects of unmeasured variation in fire behavior and effects (e.g., intensity, severity, synergy with drought cycles) and wide variation in responses within a treatment level. The generalizing of our findings is also limited by the narrow range of treatment levels considered. Future experiments incorporating a wider range of fire regimes and directly quantifying fire intensity would prove useful in identifying more clearly the role of fire in shaping the dynamics of snag populations.

  4. Aspectos iniciales de una experiencia académica en Villa 15, Buenos Aires (proyecto de investigación AR049 FADU-UBA

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    Ricardo de Sárraga

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se exponen avances de la experiencia académica "Análisis de articulación urbana en Barrio General Belgrano (Villa 15"; donde se busca, además de la tarea científica, posibilidades de articulación con la gestión local. La misma contiene un enfoque transdisciplinar para articular participativamente en campo villero, mixturando metodología cualitativa (observación participante, registros, entrevistas con mensuras de terreno, relevamiento gráfico, análisis constructivo. Se asesoró técnicamente concurriendo a resolver emergencias (desalojos, inundaciones, infraestructuras desde acotadas posibilidades de gestión. Villa 15 (Ciudad Oculta es un sector complejo: enorme extensión (17,5 has en 32 manzanas; población densa (10.000 hab; alta consolidación (más de 50 años; múltiples erradicaciones; mantenimiento de política de exclusión social aun en democracia; cooptamiento de organizaciones locales desde instituciones Estatales; baja participación (y diversificada y enemistades sostenidas, distanciamiento de decisores gubernamentales; pocas relaciones con ciudad formal; rol alejado de la universidad; escasas ONG.Se decidió actuar en un sector desfavorecido (manzana 32 a través de recorridos, fomento de reuniones internas, participación en redes villeras. Se estudian actores sociales (habitantes internos de manzana, vecinos de borde, GCBA, etc. con intereses a veces dicotómicos, pero que convergen inexorablemente en el espacio. Considerando dinámica de asentamiento; modos de producción; consensos, disensos; proyectos de vecinos y del Estado. Se anexan contenidos y métodos del trabajo con los alumnos.

  5. Jóvenes y adolescentes hablan de lectura en la red

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    Gemma Lluch

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    Full Text Available Este artículo documenta los espacios virtuales que congregan diariamente a cientos de adolescentes y jóvenes entre 13 y 29 años para hablar de libros, lectura y de autores. En estos espacios intercambian lecturas, reseñan sus relatos preferidos en sus blogs, debaten sobre si el narrador es adecuado para la narración o se quejan de cómo se trata la lectura en la escuela. La investigación se ha realizado a partir del estudio de dos casos: los foros de Laura Gallego y la campaña de promoción de venta del libro Delirium, de la Editorial SM, a través de los blogs administrados por los adolescentes y de las redes sociales Twitter y Facebook. Se han analizado 1.466 documentos de 452 sujetos para conocer cómo son estos espacios y qué características tienen. Se han combinado niveles de análisis: observación, descripción densa y análisis textual y se han examinado tanto los discursos (posts, comentarios, tuits y comentarios en foros como los escenarios (blog, foro y Twitter. En esta investigación, las redes de comunicación virtual como el Twitter y los blogs se conciben como un fenómeno de comunicación social pero sobre todo como una herramienta para la promoción de la lectura entre los más jóvenes.

  6. Mercury contents in aquatic macrophytes from two reservoirs in the Paraíba do Sul: Guandú river system, SE Brazil

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    M. M. Molisani

    Full Text Available This paper reports on a study to determine the Hg content in the five most abundant aquatic macrophyte species (Elodea densa, Sagittaria montevidensis, Salvinia auriculata, Pistia stratiotes and Eichhornia crassipes in two artificial reservoirs flooded by water diverted from the Paraíba do Sul river, SE Brazil. The potential of these species for Hg accumulation and their role in Hg transport along the river system due to macrophyte management were evaluated. Mercury concentrations were higher in free-floating than in rooted species. Roots were also richer in Hg than were leaves. Dry weight Hg concentrations in leaves and roots from all species varied from 46-246 ng.g-1 to 37-314 ng.g-1, respectively. These values are higher than those reported for uncontaminated lakes in Brazil and in other tropical areas and similar to those reported for moderately contaminated sites. Mercury concentrations can be attributed to fluvial transport from the heavily industrialized Paraíba do Sul river basin. Intensive sampling of Pistia stratiotes from two sites in the Vigário reservoir was performed to evaluate the capacity of Hg incorporation in short periods of time. The results showed a significant negative correlation between Hg content and size class of individual plants, demonstrating the importance of juveniles, fast growing plants in absorbing Hg. The foremost impact related to Hg contents in the studied area concerns the periodic removal of macrophytes for reservoir management, followed by disposal in nearby areas. This results in the mobilization of 0.52 to 1.3 Kg of Hg per year, a significant fraction of the Hg burden present in reservoir waters. Disposal of such material may result in Hg leaching to river systems, affecting the Hg transfer throughout the basin.

  7. El patrimonio vegetal en los Arribes del Duero zamoranos: las formaciones de enebral Juniperus oxycedrus L. subsp. badia (H. Gay Debeaux

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    José Luis Marino Alfonso

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    Full Text Available Se analiza el patrimonio vegetal de los Arribes del Duero zamoranos, en concreto, las diferentes formaciones que componen el tapiz vegetal, empleando una metodología que combina el trabajo de campo (inventarios de vegetación, encuestas, localización y delimitación vía GPS y cartografía in situ , la fotointerpretación y la implementación de un Sistema de Información Geográfica. De todas las comunidades del paisaje vegetal sobresalen, por su singularidad, los enebrales de Juni - perus oxycedrus L. subsp. badia (H. Gay Debeaux, por cuanto que configuran inusuales masas muy densas y de porte arbóreo. Se trata, en efecto, de verdaderas manchas boscosas situadas en Cozcurrita y Mámoles (municipio de Fariza, que ocupan una superficie de 42,9 ha acompañadas de masas arborescentes en clara expansión colonizadora (252 ha, merced a la tendencia xerotér - mica del clima y el abandono de las actividades agrosilvopastoriles tradicionales. En definitiva, los Arribes del Duero zamoranos disponen de un rico patrimonio vegetal que se concreta en 4 hábitats forestales de interés comunitario que abarcan una extensión de 1.795 ha, la cual repre- senta el 30,1% del territorio. De esta categoría quedan fuera los enebrales de Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. badia , incluidos, sin embargo, en el tipo 5210 de matorrales arborescentes de Juniperus spp., pese a tratarse de bosques de alto valor natural y cultural.

  8. Conexiones e interferencias en la literatura valenciana del siglo XV

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    Vicent Josep ESCARTÍ

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    Full Text Available En la ciudad de Valencia, durante la segunda mitad del siglo XV, convivieron buena parte de los clásicos medievales en lengua catalana. A través de las relaciones personales y literarias conocidas se puede establecer una densa red de contactos. Por otro lado, los autores medievales también establecían otro tipo de relación con los autores del pasado: se inspiraban en ellos o plagiaban sus obras, como ocurre en el caso de Martorell, que es analizado sintéticamente en este trabajo. Ambos aspectos son contemplados aquí, con el objetivo de ayudar a conocer mejor el contexto en que se generaron las mejores obras de la literatura catalana medieval.Dans la ville de Valence, pendant la deuxième moitié du XVe siècle, ont vécu ensemble une bonne partie des classiques médiévaux en langue catalane. Au travers des relations personnelles et littéraires connues, on peut établir un réseau de contacts dense. D’autre part, les auteurs médiévaux établissaient aussi un autre type de relation avec les auteurs du passé : ils s'inspiraient d'eux ou ils plagiaient leurs œuvres, comme c'est le cas pour Martorell, qui est analysé de façon synthétique dans ce travail. Les deux aspects sont examinés ici, avec l'objectif d'aider à mieux connaître le contexte dans lequel ont été générées les meilleures œuvres de la littérature catalane médiévale.

  9. Relaciones de intercambio en el oeste pampeano: el papel de los ambulantes

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    María Eugenia Comerci

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN En el extremo oeste de la provincia de La Pampa persisten prácticas culturales, productivas y vinculares arraigadas desde comienzos del siglo XX. Dentro de los agentes tradicionales que históricamente han interactuado con los productores del área, se destacan los vendedores ambulantes o mercachifles. A través de densas redes, éstos han proveído a los productores de bienes de consumo. En el artículo se pretenden explorar los vínculos históricos establecidos entre los vendedores ambulantes y los campesinos, las trayectorias y estrategias comerciales gestadas en el pasado y en el presente. Las relaciones entre los mercachifles y los intermediarios con los productores, se estudian a través de testimonios y el cruce de datos obtenidos en el trabajo de gabinete y de campo en Chos Malal y La Humada. Finalmente se reflexiona sobre los factores que posibilitan la persistencia de ciertas relaciones de subordinación entre comerciantes y productores que habitan en parajes rurales. ABSTRACT In the far west of the province of La Pampa persist cultural, productive and relational practices rooted from the early twentieth century. Among the traditional agents that have historically interacted with area producers stand street vendors or hawkers. Through these dense networks they have provided to producers of consumer goods. In the article aims to explore the established historical ties between street vendors and farmers, paths and business strategies engendered in the past and in the present. Relations between peddlers and producers intermediaries are studied through testimonials and crossing data obtained in office work and field in Chos Malal and the Humada. Finally we examine the factors that make the persistence of certain reporting relationships between traders and farmers who live in rural places.

  10. RELAÇÃO ENTRE TEMPERATURA DE SUPERFÍCIE TERRESTRE, ÍNDICES ESPECTRAIS E CLASSES DE COBERTURA DA TERRA NO MUNICÍPIO DE GOIÂNIA (GO

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    Silvio Braz de SOUSA

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    Full Text Available Partindo-se do conceito de heterogeneidade da paisagem urbana, espera-se que diferentes paisagens apresentem distintos comportamentos termais, visto que, cada espaço da cidade possui particularidades quanto aos tipos e intensidades de cobertura e uso da terra. O presente trabalho, tendo como área de estudo o município de Goiânia, capital do estado de Goiás, busca analisar a relação dos diversos tipos de uso e intensidade de urbanização com o comportamento térmico superficial e, sua correlação com índices espectrais (NDBI e SAVI, utilizando para isso dados do sensor ETM+ abordo do satélite Landsat 7. Foram efetuadas amostragens aleatórias e utilizado como referência para a definição de uso e cobertura da terra uma imagem de alta resolução do satélite Quickbird. NDBI e temperatura de superfície terrestre apresentaram boa correlação (r² de 0,74. Áreas com cobertura de solo exposto, como áreas de plantio, queimadas e bairros sem cobertura asfáltica registraram altas temperaturas (maiores que 38 ºC. As temperaturas amenas registradas (< 23 e 30 ºC correspondem a áreas de vegetação densa, como as matas de galerias, o Jardim Botânico e o Parque Estadual Altamiro de Moura Pacheco, registrou-se uma diferença de até 8ºC em relação a áreas antropizadas.

  11. Protección contra la corrosión de electrorrecubrimientos níquel/cobre utilizando la técnica PRC

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    William Aperador, Dionisio Laverde, Enrique Vera y Javier Guerrero

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la implementación de la técnica de corriente pulsante inversa para electrodepositar películas delgadas de Cu-Ni en forma de bicapa sobre sustratos de zamac, controlando  los  voltajes  y  tiempos  de  electrodepósitos anódicos (Vlow, TLow y catódicos (VHight, THight y obteniendo como respuesta el monitoreo de la corriente anódica (ILow y catódica (IHight en función del tiempo anódico (TLow y catódico (THight respectivamente. Se obtuvieron películas de Cu (electrolitos cianurados y Ni (electroli tos  ácidos  con  espesores  entre  18  y  62 micrómetros. Se observó, mediante microscopía de fuerza atómica (AFM, que el control pulsante del voltaje durante el depósito permite obtener películas de Cu/Ni más densas y de mejor granulometría que las películas convencionales depositadas  por  la  técnica  de  corriente  directa.  Se determinó la composición química de las capas usando la sonda  de  difracción  de  rayos X  (EDX;  además,  se realizaron medidas de brillo y microdureza vickers de laúltima capa, correspondiente al níquel.

  12. Predição de Séries Temporais de parâmetros de Rede WCDMA – HSPA

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    Tiago dos Santos Bezerra

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Em telecomunicações, com o crescimento da demanda de tráfego de dados nas redes de terceira geração (3G, as operadoras de telefonia móvel têm atentado para o direcionamento dos recursos em infraestrutura nos locais onde se identifica maior necessidade. O direcionamento desses investimentos tem o objetivo de manter a qualidade do serviço prestado, principalmente, em regiões urbanas densas. Neste trabalho, é realizada a predição de séries temporais em redes HSPA – WCDMA dos parâmetros: potência recebida (Rx Power, potência de código do sinal recebido (Received Signal Code Power – RSCP, relação energia por chip em função da interferência (Energy per chip/Interference – Ec/Io e taxa de transmissão (throughput na camada física. A coleta dos valores dos parâmetros foi realizada numa rede em pleno funcionamento através de um drive test na cidade de Natal – RN. O modelo utilizado para predição das séries temporais foi o Modelo de Alisamento Exponencial de Holt. O objetivo das predições das séries temporais é verificar para quais parâmetros da rede HSPA – WCDMA o modelo de Holt melhor se adequou.

  13. Dense ceramic membranes: A review of the state of the art

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    Kozhukharov, V.

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available During the past several years the concepts of oxygen permeation through mixed valency ceramic membranes possess special interest. In this context, a classification and brief review of the major membrane ceramic materials will be presented. The focus will be on dense ceramic membranes as elements for advanced application. A discussion will be proposed for mixed conductor ceramics as perovskite ABO3 compounds. Dense membranes on perovskite base are the object of the present review and some details about processing and characterization of double (A- and B-site substituted La1-x Sr(BaxCo0.8Fe0.2O3-d perovskites will be presented.

    El concepto de permeación de oxígeno a través de membranas cerámicas de valencia mixta, ha venido adquiriendo especial relevancia a lo largo de los últimos años. En este contexto se hace se efectúa una clasificación y breve revisión de los materiales cerámicos más relevantes utilizados como membranas. En particular se orienta la descripción hacia las membranas cerámicas densas para aplicaciones avanzadas. Se propone un análisis de los conductores cerámicos mixtos, como los compuestos de tipo perovskita ABO3. Se realiza una revisión de los materiales de este tipo existentes, así como se describen algunos aspectos sobre el procesamiento y caracterización de las perovskitas tipo La1-x Sr(BaxCo0.8Fe0.2O3-d doblemente sustituidas (lugares A- y B-.

  14. Mediação Sanitária: diálogo e consenso possível

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available O Direito à Saúde foi considerado um bem de relevância pública, a partir da Constituição de 1988. A população vive a dificuldade no acesso aos serviços e produtos para a saúde, estabelecendo-se um conflito entre o Estado e o usuário do sistema, com isso, recorre ao judiciário como possibilidade de acesso ao Sistema Único de Saúde. Nesse contexto, os meios consensuais para resolução de conflitos passam a ser considerados de forma mais efetiva, uma vez que o Poder Judiciário também não responde em tempo hábil à demanda do cidadão. Dois diplomas legais foram promulgados instituindo-se modos alternativos de resolução de conflitos, a Lei 13.105/2015 (Novo Código de Processo Civil e a Lei 13.140/2015 (Lei da Mediação. Foi realizada uma revisão bibliográfica sobre esse novo instituto jurídico da Mediação. Para tanto foram consultados bancos de dados disponíveis na internet. Foram encontrados escassos trabalhos científicos sobre o tema, havendo maior prevalência na produção intelectual estrangeira. Conclui-se que a mediação e vertente sanitária passarão à obrigatoriedade judicial e extrajudicial no Brasil sem uma densa produção sobre o tema.

  15. Relação das propriedades mecânicas e densidade de postes de madeira de eucalipto com seu estado de deterioração

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    Rafael Colombo Abruzzi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta correlações obtidas entre propriedades mecânicas, densidade e o estado de deterioração de postes de eucalipto novos e retirados de serviço. O estado de deterioração foi determinado por inspeções em campo de postes da rede de distribuição de energia elétrica no sul do Brasil. Postes em diferentes estados de deterioração foram retirados da rede para os ensaios de flexão estática e medidas de densidade. Os testes mecânicos indicaram que os valores médios da resistência a flexão e da rigidez decrescem com o estado de deterioração do eucalipto. Entretanto, verificou-se uma grande variação nessas medidas com diferentes classes de deterioração apresentando resistência mecânica residual similar. Esse comportamento pode ser explicado pela influência da densidade da madeira nas correlações entre propriedades mecânicas e o estado de deterioração dos postes. Madeiras menos densas podem apresentar baixa resistência mecânica residual mesmo sem apresentar sinais de deterioração. O estudo da caracterização da madeira de eucalipto indicou que o estado de deterioração avaliado pela inspeção em campo, por si só não é um bom indicativo para prever a durabilidade das estruturas de madeiras, fazendo-se necessária uma análise preliminar da densidade da mesma.

  16. Uncompensated polyuria in a mouse model of Bartter's syndrome

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    Takahashi, Nobuyuki; Chernavvsky, Daniel R.; Gomez, R. Ariel; Igarashi, Peter; Gitelman, Hillel J.; Smithies, Oliver

    2000-01-01

    We have used homologous recombination to disrupt the mouse gene coding for the NaK2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2) expressed in kidney epithelial cells of the thick ascending limb and macula densa. This gene is one of several that when mutated causes Bartter's syndrome in humans, a syndrome characterized by severe polyuria and electrolyte imbalance. Homozygous NKCC2−/− pups were born in expected numbers and appeared normal. However, by day 1 they showed signs of extracellular volume depletion (hematocrit 51%; wild type 37%). They subsequently failed to thrive. By day 7, they were small and markedly dehydrated and exhibited renal insufficiency, high plasma potassium, metabolic acidosis, hydronephrosis of varying severity, and high plasma renin concentrations. None survived to weaning. Treatment of −/− pups with indomethacin from day 1 prevented growth retardation and 10% treated for 3 weeks survived, although as adults they exhibited severe polyuria (10 ml/day), extreme hydronephrosis, low plasma potassium, high blood pH, hypercalciuria, and proteinuria. Wild-type mice treated with furosemide, an inhibitor of NaK2Cl cotransporters, have a phenotype similar to the indomethacin-rescued −/− adults except that hydronephrosis was mild. The polyuria, hypercalciuria, and proteinuria of the −/− adults and furosemide-treated wild-type mice were unresponsive to inhibitors of the renin angiotensin system, vasopressin, and further indomethacin. Thus absence of NKCC2 in the mouse causes polyuria that is not compensated elsewhere in the nephron. The NKCC2 mutant animals should be valuable for uncovering new pathophysiologic and therapeutic aspects of genetic disturbances in water and electrolyte recovery by the kidney. PMID:10779555

  17. Parameter estimation for mathematical models of a nongastric H+(Na+)-K+(NH4+)-ATPase

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    Nadal-Quirós, Mónica; Moore, Leon C.

    2015-01-01

    The role of nongastric H+-K+-ATPase (HKA) in ion homeostasis of macula densa (MD) cells is an open question. To begin to explore this issue, we developed two mathematical models that describe ion fluxes through a nongastric HKA. One model assumes a 1H+:1K+-per-ATP stoichiometry; the other assumes a 2H+:2K+-per-ATP stoichiometry. Both models include Na+ and NH4+ competitive binding with H+ and K+, respectively, a characteristic observed in vitro and in situ. Model rate constants were obtained by minimizing the distance between model and experimental outcomes. Both 1H+(1Na+):1K+(1NH4+)-per-ATP and 2H+(2Na+):2K+(2NH4+)-per-ATP models fit the experimental data well. Using both models, we simulated ion net fluxes as a function of cytosolic or luminal ion concentrations typical for the cortical thick ascending limb and MD region. We observed that 1) K+ and NH4+ flowed in the lumen-to-cytosol direction, 2) there was competitive behavior between luminal K+ and NH4+ and between cytosolic Na+ and H+, 3) ion fluxes were highly sensitive to changes in cytosolic Na+ or H+ concentrations, and 4) the transporter does mostly Na+/K+ exchange under physiological conditions. These results support the concept that nongastric HKA may contribute to Na+ and pH homeostasis in MD cells. Furthermore, in both models, H+ flux reversed at a luminal pH that was <5.6. Such reversal led to Na+/H+ exchange for a luminal pH of <2 and 4 in the 1:1-per-ATP and 2:2-per-ATP models, respectively. This suggests a novel role of nongastric HKA in cell Na+ homeostasis in the more acidic regions of the renal tubules. PMID:26109090

  18. Parameter estimation for mathematical models of a nongastric H+(Na+)-K(+)(NH4+)-ATPase.

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    Nadal-Quirós, Mónica; Moore, Leon C; Marcano, Mariano

    2015-09-01

    The role of nongastric H(+)-K(+)-ATPase (HKA) in ion homeostasis of macula densa (MD) cells is an open question. To begin to explore this issue, we developed two mathematical models that describe ion fluxes through a nongastric HKA. One model assumes a 1H(+):1K(+)-per-ATP stoichiometry; the other assumes a 2H(+):2K(+)-per-ATP stoichiometry. Both models include Na+ and NH4+ competitive binding with H+ and K+, respectively, a characteristic observed in vitro and in situ. Model rate constants were obtained by minimizing the distance between model and experimental outcomes. Both 1H(+)(1Na(+)):1K(+)(1NH4 (+))-per-ATP and 2H(+)(2Na(+)):2K(+)(2NH4 (+))-per-ATP models fit the experimental data well. Using both models, we simulated ion net fluxes as a function of cytosolic or luminal ion concentrations typical for the cortical thick ascending limb and MD region. We observed that (1) K+ and NH4+ flowed in the lumen-to-cytosol direction, (2) there was competitive behavior between luminal K+ and NH4+ and between cytosolic Na+ and H+, 3) ion fluxes were highly sensitive to changes in cytosolic Na+ or H+ concentrations, and 4) the transporter does mostly Na+ / K+ exchange under physiological conditions. These results support the concept that nongastric HKA may contribute to Na+ and pH homeostasis in MD cells. Furthermore, in both models, H+ flux reversed at a luminal pH that was <5.6. Such reversal led to Na+ / H+ exchange for a luminal pH of <2 and 4 in the 1:1-per-ATP and 2:2-per-ATP models, respectively. This suggests a novel role of nongastric HKA in cell Na+ homeostasis in the more acidic regions of the renal tubules. Copyright © 2015 the American Physiological Society.

  19. Método del “Pulso Láser” para la medida de la difusividad térmica en materiales cerámicos

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    García, E.

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Among the several techniques available to measure the thermal conductivity/ diffusivity, the laser flash method stands out for its low run time (less than 1 hour per temperature and the reduced sample size required. Nevertheless, the laser flash technique is not very accurate for porous materials due to laser transmission problems and the underestimation of the total sample thickness. The attaching to the porous sample of two thin foils of an opaque and high diffusivity material (Cu can solve these problems. This type of assembly was used to measure diffusivity in a porous alumina material. Data obtained are compared with theoretical models, wich predict effective thermal conductivity of the porous material from the thermal conductivity of the dense material, the amount of porosity and the type of microstructure.

    Entre las distintas técnicas de medida de la conductividad/difusividad térmica de materiales, destaca la técnica del pulso láser por la rapidez de medida de la difusividad térmica y la facilidad de preparación de las muestras. Sin embargo, cuando se mide la difusividad térmica en materiales porosos, aparecen problemas relacionados con la transmisión del haz láser y la subestimacion del espesor de la muestra. En este trabajo, se propone un método para evitar estos problemas que consiste en formar un sistema tricapa Cu/material poroso/Cu. Este método se ha verificado experimentalmente utilizando materiales de alúmina densa y porosa. Los valores experimentales para la alúmina porosa se han explicado a partir de modelos que estiman la conductividad térmica efectiva de un material poroso en función de la conductividad del material denso, la porosidad y el tipo de microestructura.

  20. Paisaje antes de la batalla. Notas sobre el contexto de la guerra contra las drogas en México

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    Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo

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    Full Text Available La crisis de seguridad que se desató en México y la consecuente estrategia de seguridad del gobierno de Felipe Calderón (2006-20012, tuvo como detonador el narcotráfico, la prohibición de las drogas, el contrabando y la realidad fronteriza con los Estados Unidos. La explicación estándar de la violencia, reducida a la lucha entre los cárteles, explica poco. El presente artículo reconstruye una parte del contexto en que se produce la crisis de seguridad, colocándolo en perspectiva histórica, como un paso hacia una interpretación más matizada. Argumenta que el narcotráfico, en este caso, el contrabando de drogas entre México y Estados Unidos, es una realidad compleja que admite una densa elaboración simbólica y se despliega en varias direcciones. El narcotráfico es, aparte del movimiento concreto de droga, la relación con los Estados Unidos, un registro para significar la asimetría entre los dos países, un espacio de negociación política y un recurso de la diplomacia global estadounidense cristalizado en un sistema de política exterior clandestina. A su vez, por medio de una revisión desmitificante de la elaboración imaginaria del crimen organizado, se revisa el fenómeno de la corrupción y el contrabando, concibiéndolos como fenómenos que se integran de manera natural en la sociedad fronteriza.

  1. El estado: un ensayo siempre inconcluso

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    Supelano Alberto

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available Quienes profesan el marxismo están convencidos de que poseen la teoría completa y definitiva de la sociedad capitalista y el instrumento científico para liberar a la clase obrera de los "grilletes que la encadenan". Su poder explicativo, en el ámbito de la naturaleza y economía del capitalismo industrial, aunque limitado, es innegable sobre todo cuando se lo compara con doctrinas rivales y algunas de sus percepciones fundamentales han sido incorporadas a diversas corrientes del pensamiento contemporáneo. En cambio, como ideología científica al servicio de la emancipación de la clase obrera industrial, ha fracasado rutundamente. Sin excepción, todas las revoluciones populares del siglo XX incluso las que se han hecho en
    nombre de cualquiera de sus variantes locales han ocurrido en países de mayoría campesina, donde las instituciones características de una economía industrial orientada por móviles pecuniarios sólo han tenido un desarrollo incipiente: amplia participación ciudadana, justicia económica de tipo competitivo y crecimiento industrial basado en el descubrimiento y la experimentación. En ninguno de ellos existía una clase obrera industrial amplia y diversificada ejercitada en la lucha por obtener los beneficios del sistema industrial y en todos ellos el poder del estado descansaba en la tradición, el estatus o la fuerza, no en su adaptación a los valores, actitudes y comportamientos que surgen en sociedades urbanas densas, plurales y cambiantes.

  2. Productividad y calidad del huevo de gallinas con niveles crecientes de harina de semilla de calabaza (Cucurbita maxima

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    Yordan Martínez Aguilar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Un total de 160 gallinas ponedoras White Leghorn (Híbrido L-33 en pleno pico de potura, se ubicaron durante 91 días según diseño completamente aleatorizado, para evaluar el comportamiento productivo y la calidad del huevo. Se utilizaron cuatro tratamientos 0, 33, 66 y 100 g/kg de harina de semilla de calabaza, sustituyendo totalmente el aceite vegetal y parcial la torta de soya. Se tuvieron 20 repeticiones por tratamiento. No se evidenció morbilidad y mortalidad en las gallinas ponedoras con la inclusión de la semilla en las dietas. Además no se detectaron diferencias significativas (P>0.05 entre tratamientos para la producción de huevos, viabilidad, consumo de energía metabolizable y nutrientes (excepto para fibra cruda y extracto etéreo, peso del huevo, altura de la clara densa, altura de la yema, grosor de la cáscara, huevos no aptos y calidad sensorial del huevo (sabor, olor y textura. Para los tratamientos con 66 y 100 g/kg de harina de semilla de calabaza se observó un aumento en el peso final de las gallinas en 61 y 66 g, respectivamente en comparación con el tratamiento testigo. Los resultados obtenidos permiten recomendar la inclusión de hasta 100 g/kg de harina de semilla de calabaza en las dietas de gallinas ponedoras, sin alterar el comportamiento productivo y la calidad del huevo.

  3. Innervation of the thick ascending limb of Henle

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    Barajas, L.; Powers, K.V.

    1988-08-01

    The overlap of accumulations of autoradiographic grains (AAGs) on profiles of the thick ascending limb of Henle (TALH) was measured in autoradiograms of sections from rat kidneys with monoaminergic nerves labeled by means of tritiated norepinephrine. The amount of AAG overlap was used as an indirect means of quantifying innervation along the TALHs of superficial, mid-cortical, and juxtamedullary nephrons. The density of innervation along the TALH showed nephron heterogeneity; the juxtamedullary nephrons with a high pre- and postjuxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) TALH density of innervation and the upper and midcortical nephrons with high TALH innervation densities at the level of the JGA. The pre-JGA TALH of the juxtamedullary nephrons had a significantly higher (P less than 0.001) density of innervation than the midcortical or superficial nephrons. The TALHs of juxtamedullary nephrons were found to have substantially more innervation than the TALHs of the other nephrons. For all three populations of nephrons, the pre-JGA TALH had the greatest amount of innervation. Neural regulation of TALH function would occur mainly along the pre-JGA and level of the JGA TALH. This regulation would increase TALH NaCl reabsorption (decrease luminal NaCl concentration) and therefore influence 1) the urinary concentrating mechanism, and 2) renin secretion via the macula densa mechanism. The innervation of the TALH was predominantly associated with the vasculature of the TALH's own nephron. However, innervation associated with medullary ray capillary beds from deeper nephrons was observed on pre-JGA TALHs from superficial and midcortical nephrons.

  4. Heterogeneity of uridine incorporation along the rabbit nephron. I. Autoradiographic study

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    Vandewalle, A.; Farman, N.; Cluzeaud, F.; Bonvalet, J.P.

    1984-01-01

    An autoradiographic study of uridine labeling in tubular segments microdissected from the rabbit kidney is presented. Kidney pyramids were incubated for 60 min with low (66 nM) and high (66μM) [ 3 H]-uridine concentration. At the two concentrations studied the labeling was almost exclusively nuclear in all segments studied. At the low concentration, labeling predominated in the macula densa (MD = 63.88 +/- 6.15 silver grains/100 μm 2 , n = 11), cortical ascending limb (CAL = 19.65 +/- 1.65, n = 15), and initial distal tubule (DCT/sub a/ = 24.31 +/- 2.70, n = 6). It was minimal in the proximal tubule (PCT 2 = 9.14 +/- 1.61, n = 16) and in the cortical (CCT = 5.23 +/- 0.75, n = 18) and medullary (MCT = 5.52 +/- 1.10, n = 12) collecting ducts. At a high concentration, the profile of labeling was roughly similar except for a relative increase in labeling much more pronounced in collecting ducts (CCT = +373, MCT = +323%) than in the other structures (MD = -14, CAL = +66, DCT/sub a/ = +49, PCT = +9%). Pulse-chase experiments do not show evidence for differences in turnover or degradation rates of RNA between segments, at least in the PCT and the connecting part of the CCT. Analysis of the results at low and high concentration suggests that the observed heterogeneity in uridine labeling depends on both variable endogenous nucleoside pools and different rates of uridine incorporation into RNA from one segment to another

  5. Heterogeneity of uridine incorporation along the rabbit nephron. I. Autoradiographic study

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    Vandewalle, A.; Farman, N.; Cluzeaud, F.; Bonvalet, J.P.

    1984-04-01

    An autoradiographic study of uridine labeling in tubular segments microdissected from the rabbit kidney is presented. Kidney pyramids were incubated for 60 min with low (66 nM) and high (66..mu..M) (/sup 3/H)-uridine concentration. At the two concentrations studied the labeling was almost exclusively nuclear in all segments studied. At the low concentration, labeling predominated in the macula densa (MD = 63.88 +/- 6.15 silver grains/100 ..mu..m/sup 2/, n = 11), cortical ascending limb (CAL = 19.65 +/- 1.65, n = 15), and initial distal tubule (DCT/sub a/ = 24.31 +/- 2.70, n = 6). It was minimal in the proximal tubule (PCT/sub 2/ = 9.14 +/- 1.61, n = 16) and in the cortical (CCT = 5.23 +/- 0.75, n = 18) and medullary (MCT = 5.52 +/- 1.10, n = 12) collecting ducts. At a high concentration, the profile of labeling was roughly similar except for a relative increase in labeling much more pronounced in collecting ducts (CCT = +373, MCT = +323%) than in the other structures (MD = -14, CAL = +66, DCT/sub a/ = +49, PCT = +9%). Pulse-chase experiments do not show evidence for differences in turnover or degradation rates of RNA between segments, at least in the PCT and the connecting part of the CCT. Analysis of the results at low and high concentration suggests that the observed heterogeneity in uridine labeling depends on both variable endogenous nucleoside pools and different rates of uridine incorporation into RNA from one segment to another.

  6. Microlitíase alveolar pulmonar: achados na tomografia computadorizada de alta resolução do tórax em 10 pacientes Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: high-resolution computed tomography findings in 10 patients

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    Edson Marchiori

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar os achados na tomografia computadorizada de alta resolução (TCAR do tórax da microlitíase alveolar pulmonar. MÉTODOS: Foram estudadas, retrospectivamente, as tomografias de dez pacientes adultos, sete mulheres e três homens, com idade média de 38,7 anos. Os exames foram analisados por dois radiologistas, de forma independente, e as decisões finais foram obtidas por consenso. RESULTADOS: Os achados mais freqüentes foram as opacidades em vidro fosco e as calcificações subpleurais, ambas presentes em 90% dos pacientes estudados. Os outros achados de maior relevância foram pequenos nódulos parenquimatosos, calcificação ao longo dos septos interlobulares, cissuras nodulares, nódulos subpleurais, cistos subpleurais, consolidações densas e padrão de pavimentação em mosaico. CONCLUSÕES: A microlitíase alveolar pulmonar apresenta aspectos na TCAR que são altamente sugestivos da doença, na maior parte dos casos dispensando a realização de biópsias pulmonares.OBJECTIVE: To present the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT findings of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. METHODS: The HRCT scans of 10 adult patients (seven females and three males; mean age, 38.7 years were retrospectively analyzed. The films were studied independently by two radiologists. RESULTS: The most common tomographic findings were ground-glass attenuation and linear subpleural calcifications, which were seen in 90% of the patients. Other relevant findings were small parenchymal nodules, calcification along the interlobular septa, nodular cissures, subpleural nodules, subpleural cysts, dense consolidations, and a mosaic pattern of attenuation. CONCLUSIONS: The HRCT findings presented by individuals with pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis are distinct. In most cases, such findings can form the basis of the diagnosis, eliminating the need to perform a lung biopsy.

  7. Acumulação de capacidades tecnológicas: evidências em empresas de construção civil constituintes de uma rede de aprendizagem

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    Ana Augusta Ferreira de Freitas

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi investigar os benefícios da associação de empresas do setor da construção civil em redes de aprendizagem em termos da acumulação de capacidades tecnológicas. Uma pesquisa de campo foi procedida para identificar a trajetória tecnológica de onze empresas, considerando três funções específicas: processo e organização da produção, projeto e equipamentos. A estrutura relacional da rede foi examinada, associando a centralidade de cada empresa à sua performance inovadora. Como resultados, foi possível observar que (1 embora as empresas estejam evoluindo, principalmente nos últimos anos e depois da inserção na rede, estas ainda não alcançaram níveis inovadores de capacidade tecnológica, (2 a densidade da rede formada para fins de fluxo de conhecimento técnico é menos densa do que as relações formadas para outros fins (comerciais e sociais e (3 a performance inovadora está relacionada à posição central ocupada pela empresa dentro da rede, como fornecedora de conhecimento. Em termos de implicações teóricas, esta pesquisa aumenta a compreensão acerca do impacto da aprendizagem gerada por empresas constituintes de redes de aprendizagem no acúmulo de capacidades tecnológicas.

  8. Lost Body, found Body

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    Marcela Arpes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La intención del presente trabajo es la de examinar qué tipo de apropiaciones y puesta en circulación realiza el arte, específicamente el teatro, de las diversas representaciones sociales del cuerpo. Nos detendremos en varios textos dramáticos del ciclo que ya lleva seis años de edición conocido en la Argentina como Teatro por la Identidad. Teatro por la Identidad es una propuesta estética surgida de la Asociación Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo con el fin de recuperar las identidades, aún no recobradas, de los hijos apropiados durante la dictadura militar de 1976. El teatro se presenta entonces como la alternativa estética y política privilegiada para inquietar e inquirir sobre las identidades de cada uno de los que asisten a las representaciones. El cuerpo adquiere un espacio de densa significación en esta propuesta teatral ya que la ficción hace presentes los cuerpos “desaparecidos” del pasado encarnándolos en los “cuerpos sin órganos”, corporeidades en grado cero de los “hijos” arrebatados, para restituirles la identidad perdida. El planteo teórico excede en mucho el trabajo sobre la noción de individualidad, ya que el cuerpo se presenta como medio de conocimiento histórico y social al articular cuerpo individual y cuerpo social en una lógica de implicancia necesaria.

  9. Corpo perdido, Corpo achado

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    Marcela Arpes

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available La intención del presente trabajo es la de examinar qué tipo de apropiaciones y puesta en circulación realiza el arte, específicamente el teatro, de las diversas representaciones sociales del cuerpo. Nos detendremos en varios textos dramáticos del ciclo que ya lleva seis años de edición conocido en la Argentina como Teatro por la Identidad. Teatro por la Identidad es una propuesta estética surgida de la Asociación Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo con el fin de recuperar las identidades, aún no recobradas, de los hijos apropiados durante la dictadura militar de 1976. El teatro se presenta entonces como la alternativa estética y política privilegiada para inquietar e inquirir sobre las identidades de cada uno de los que asisten a las representaciones. El cuerpo adquiere un espacio de densa significación en esta propuesta teatral ya que la ficción hace presentes los cuerpos “desaparecidos” del pasado encarnándolos en los “cuerpos sin órganos”, corporeidades en grado cero de los “hijos” arrebatados, para restituirles la identidad perdida. El planteo teórico excede en mucho el trabajo sobre la noción de individualidad, ya que el cuerpo se presenta como medio de conocimiento histórico y social al articular cuerpo individual y cuerpo social en una lógica de implicancia necesaria.

  10. epoxidación de ésteres grasos

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    LUIS RIOS

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Centros discretos de TiIV dispersos en una matriz de SiO2 actúan como fuertes aceptores de electrones por lo cual son útiles para la activación de moléculas o funciones químicas densas en electrones. La cantidad de estos centros, su dispersión, accesibilidad y coordinación, determinan su eficiencia química; para determinar estas propiedades, varios materiales Ti-MCM-41 se caracterizaron mediante DRX, FTIR, UV-Vis e isotermas de adsorción de N2; también se determinaron la cristalinidad, porosidad y superficie específica de la matriz SiO2 permitiendo correlacionar el ambiente fisicoquímico del titanio y las propiedades texturales del catalizador, con su efectividad en la activación de enlaces O-O presentes en moléculas tipo peróxidos, usados en la epoxidación de aceites vegetales. Los resultados sugieren que la presencia de poros cristalinos, en la epoxidación del metiléster del ácido oleico con TBHP y catalizada con Ti-MCM-41, no es necesaria, puesto que la reacción ocurre principalmente en el área externa a los poros. Lo realmente importante es tener centros de Ti finamente dispersos sobre una área superficial alta y accesible. Por otro lado, la temperatura de reacción deber estar por debajo de 70°C para minimizar la formación de subproductos (cetona.

  11. Efecto de sistemas de labranza en luvisoles dedicados a la producción de pastos

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un experimento con el objetivo de determinar la influencia de los sistemas de labranza en las propiedades de los suelos luvisoles, en el municipio de Las Tunas. Los indicadores evaluados fueron: la densidad aparente (r b, la porosidad total (Pt, la porosidad de aireación (Pa, la materia orgánica (MO y la densidad y biomasa de oligoquetos. Se muestrearon unidades experimentales, en un diseño de parcelas divididas y tres repeticiones, a las profundidades de 0-5, 5-20 y 20-30 cm. Los contenidos de MO y de densidad y biomasa de oligoquetos se evaluaron hasta los 20 cm. Se consideraron dos sistemas: labranza tradicional (LT y labranza sin inversión del prisma (LSP en comparación con un control sin labranza (NL. La LSP produjo la menor densidad y la mayor cantidad de espacios porosos en la matriz del suelo, con valores que difirieron significativamente de la LT y la NL, y favoreció el desarrollo de los oligoquetos hasta la profundidad de 20 cm. El mantenimiento de las capas densas en la profundidad de 20-30 cm en la LT disminuyó la porosidad total y restringió el desarrollo de las raíces, con valores de porosidad de aireación muy por debajo del 10 %. Se concluye que la labranza tradicional afectó el contenido de MO a corto plazo, y mantuvo las capas compactas en el horizonte subyacente, por lo que la continuidad de esta práctica en las áreas ganaderas de la región no se justifica ni a corto ni a largo plazo.

  12. Habitat correlates of the red panda in the temperate forests of Bhutan.

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    Sangay Dorji

    Full Text Available Anthropogenic activities and associated global climate change are threatening the biodiversity in the Himalayas against a backdrop of poor knowledge of the region's threatened species. The red panda (Ailurus fulgens is a threatened mammal confined to the eastern Himalayas, and because of Bhutan's central location in the distributional range of red pandas, its forests are integral to the long-term viability of wild populations. Detailed habitat requirements of the red panda are largely speculative, and there is virtually no ecological information available on this species in Bhutan. Between 2007 and 2009, we established 615 presence/absence plots in a systematic sampling of resident habitat types within Jigme Dorji and Thrumshingla National Parks, Bhutan, to investigate broad and fine-scale red panda habitat associations. Additional locality records of red pandas were obtained from interviewing 664 park residents. Red pandas were generally confined to cool broadleaf and conifer forests from 2,110-4,389 m above sea level (asl, with the majority of records between 2,400-3,700 m asl on south and east-facing slopes. At a finer scale, multivariate analysis revealed that red pandas were strongly associated with old growth Bhutan Fir (Abies densa forest dominated by a dense cover of Yushania and Arundanaria bamboo with a high density of fallen logs and tree stumps at ground level; a high density of trees, dead snags, and rhododendron shrubs in the mid-storey; and locations that were close to water. Because Bhutan's temperate forests that encompass prime red panda habitat are also integral to human subsistence and socio-economic development, there exists an inadvertent conflict between the needs of people and red pandas. As such, careful sustainable management of Bhutan's temperate forests is necessary if a balance is to be met between the socioeconomic needs of people and the conservation goals for red pandas.

  13. ESTUDO DA COBERTURA VEGETAL/USO DA TERRA NOS ANOS DE 1987 E 2007 NO NÚCLEO DE DEGRADAÇÃO/DESERTIFICAÇÃO DE SÃO RAIMUNDO NONATO - PIAUÍ

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    Cláudia Maria Sabóia de AQUINO

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available A cobertura vegetal é um componente de grande relevância para o equilíbrio ambiental, uma vez que assegura a proteção dos solos contra a erosão hídrica. Esta é recomendada pela ONU como um indicador para fins de avaliação do processo de desertificação. Considerando que aproximadamente 45,3% do estado do Piauí apresentam suscetibilidade a desertificação, este trabalho objetivou analisar de forma espaço-temporal, com o emprego de técnicas de sensoriamento remoto (detecção de mudanças, a dinâmica da cobertura vegetal/uso da terra no Núcleo de São Raimundo Nonato, para fins de avaliar a degradação/desertificação. Os resultados mostraram que houve decréscimo significativo da classe de cobertura vegetal/uso da terra do tipo agricultura+solos exposto. Esta decresceu de 31,1% em 1987 para 26,8% em 2007. Já na classe caatinga arbustiva densa, constatou-se incremento de 24,9% para 39,3%. Os resultados sugerem o aumento da proteção oferecida pela cobertura vegetal que em 1987 era de 15,7% passou para 17,5% em 2007, com consequente diminuição do processo de degradação/desertificação na área de estudo.

  14. Mudança organizacional em sistemas educacionais: uma compreensão à luz da análise de redes sociais = Organizational change in education systems: an understanding by using of social network analysis = Cambio organizacional en sistemas educativos: una comprensión usando análisis de redes sociales

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    Teixeira, Janssen Edelweiss Nunes Fernandes

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo insere-se no campo de conhecimento das políticas públicas, considerando a implementação de políticas de cunho descentralizador orientadas para a melhoria da qualidade da educação, como um processo de mudança organizacional em sistemas educacionais. O objetivo geral é analisar as interferências das redes sociais de comunicação entre líderes das Diretorias Regionais de Educação, com sedes em Caetité e Brumado, Bahia, e dirigentes das escolas públicas estaduais, localizadas nessas cidades, nos processos de mudança organizacional observados nessas escolas. A metodologia utilizada para o alcance desse objetivo incluiu a aplicação de um instrumento para coleta de dados primários, envolvendo redes sociais compostas por 41 atores, além do tratamento e análise dos dados por meio dos softwares UCINET e NetDraw. A análise das estruturas das redes de comunicação investigadas sinaliza que existe uma tendência de facilitação do processo de mudança organizacional nas escolas públicas estaduais de Caetité, pela existência de redes sociais mais densas, centralizadas, conectadas e caracterizadas por relações mais intensas. Os dados revelam uma tendência de desenvolvimento de relações sociais para comunicação, em Caetité, que permitem o compartilhamento de experiências, além da discussão de possíveis estratégias para enfrentamento de diversos problemas que afetam a gestão escolar, o ensino e a aprendizagem

  15. Processing parameters for ZnO-based thick film varistors obtained by screen printing

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    de la Rubia, M. A.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Thick film varistors based on the ZnO-Bi2O3-Sb2O3 system have been prepared by screen printing on dense alumina substrates. Different processing parameters like the paste viscosity, burn out and sintering cycles, green and sintered thickness, have been studied to improve the processing of ZnO-based thick film varistors. Starting powders were pre-treated in two different ways in order to control both the Bi-rich liquid phase formation and the excessive volatilization of Bi2O3 during sintering due to the high area/volume ratio of the thick films. Significant changes have been observed in the electrical properties related to the different firing schedule and selection of the starting powders.

    Se han preparado varistores basados en el sistema ZnO-Bi2O3-Sb2O3 en forma de lámina gruesa sobre sustratos de alúmina densa. Diferentes parámetros del procesamiento como la viscosidad de la pasta, los ciclos de calcinación y sinterización y el espesor en verde y sinterizado han sido estudiados para mejorar el procesamiento de los varistores basados en ZnO preparados en forma de lámina gruesa. Los polvos de partida fueron pretratados de dos formas diferentes con el objetivo de controlar la formación de la fase líquida rica en bismuto y la excesiva volatilización de Bi2O3 durante la sinterización debida a la alta relación área-volumen de las láminas gruesas. Se han observado cambios significativos en las propiedades eléctricas relacionadas con los diferentes ciclos de calcinado y con la selección de los polvos de partida.

  16. Estrutura florestal em projeto de assentamento, comunidade São Mateus, município de Placas, Pará, Brasil

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    Renato Bezerra da Silva Ribeiro

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    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.

  17. Colaboración y redes sociales en la enseñanza universitaria

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    Adriana Gewerc Barujel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza, de forma exploratoria, la experiencia de innovación docente en la configuración de una red social de aprendizaje en una asignatura del Grado de Pedagogía de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. La innovación se justifica en las premisas de la enseñanza centrada en el alumno (aprendizaje autónomo, autorregulado y auténtico, ruptura de fronteras entre ámbitos formales e informales, enriquecida con actividades colaborativas. El estudio pretende analizar la intensidad y pertinencia de las aportaciones del alumnado en este marco colaborativo. Para ello se han utilizado herramientas informáticas de la analítica del aprendizaje (learning analytics con dos tipos de técnicas: análisis de redes sociales y extracción de información, que dan cuenta de la intensidad, centralidad y relevancia de la colaboración entre los estudiantes. Los resultados obtenidos posibilitan concluir: 1 la consistencia y coherencia entre la propuesta pedagógica y la opción de utilizar una red social en la enseñanza universitaria; 2 la existencia de una red densa con alto nivel de interacción, grado de centralidad medio e índice de centralización bajo (estructura que se aleja de la forma estrella, con un grupo con capacidad de influencia en el resto (grado de intermediación; 3 alto nivel de pertinencia de los contenidos analizados; 4 la utilidad de las técnicas de analítica de aprendizaje para orientar la toma de decisiones del docente.

  18. Differential expression of the Kv1 voltage-gated potassium channel family in the rat nephron.

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    Carrisoza-Gaytán, Rolando; Salvador, Carolina; Diaz-Bello, Beatriz; Escobar, Laura I

    2014-10-01

    Several potassium (K(+)) channels contribute to maintaining the resting membrane potential of renal epithelial cells. Apart from buffering the cell membrane potential and cell volume, K(+) channels allow sodium reabsorption in the proximal tubule (PT), K(+) recycling and K(+) reabsorption in the thick ascending limb (TAL) and K(+) secretion and K(+) reabsorption in the distal convoluted tubule (DCT), connecting tubule (CNT) and collecting duct. Previously, we identified Kv.1.1, Kv1.3 and Kv1.6 channels in collecting ducts of the rat inner medulla. We also detected intracellular Kv1.3 channel in the acid secretory intercalated cells, which is trafficked to the apical membrane in response to dietary K(+) to function as a secretory K(+) channel. In this work we sought to characterize the expression of all members of the Kv1 family in the rat nephron. mRNA and protein expression were detected for all Kv1 channels. Immunoblots identified differential expression of each Kv1 in the cortex, outer and inner medulla. Immunofluorescence labeling detected Kv1.5 in Bowman´s capsule and endothelial cells and Kv1.7 in podocytes, endothelial cells and macula densa in glomeruli; Kv1.4, Kv1.5 and Kv1.7 in PT; Kv1.2, Kv1.4 and Kv1.6 in TAL; Kv1.1, Kv1.4 and Kv1.6 in DCT and CNT and Kv1.3 in DCT, and all the Kv1 family in the cortical and medullary collecting ducts. Recently, some hereditary renal syndromes have been attributed to mutations in K(+) channels. Our results expand the repertoire of K(+) channels that contribute to K(+) homeostasis to include the Kv1 family.

  19. IMPACTOS DA OCUPAÇÃO URBANA E QUALIDADE DAS ÁGUAS SUPERFICIAIS NA MICROBACIA DE VAL-DE-CÃES (BELÉM/PA

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    Romero Albulquerque Maranhão

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available A microbacia hidrográfica de Val-de-Cães situada no Município de Belém apresenta como característica a densa ocupação urbana, representada por ocupações clandestinas, conjuntos residenciais e por áreas institucionais. O presente estudo analisa os impactos provenientes pelas principais formas de ocupação e uso da microbacia de Val-de-Cães, utilizando como indicador a qualidade das águas superficiais do corpo hídrico. As análises das águas foram realizadas em dois períodos, um chuvoso (fevereiro e outro seco (agosto, sendo determinados os seguintes parâmetros: turbidez, condutividade, cor, pH, OD, temperatura, componentes nitrogenados, DBO, metais, óleos e graxas e coliformes totais e fecais. A água do igarapé revelou valores elevados na jusante do igarapé, possivelmente pela influência direta da baia do Guajará, para o pH, óleos e graxas, coliformes e DBO. Na nascente os parâmetros de coliformes totais e DBO apresentam valores que são considerados elevados em relação aos demais pontos de coleta, mas é o local que apresenta considerável número de palafitas e pouca vegetação. A presença de efluentes domésticos e esgotos são retratados principalmente pela quantidade de coliformes, óleos e graxas, turbidez e teor de fósforo nas amostras coletadas em ambos os períodos e pelo grande número de pontos de descargas que aumentam a cada dia.

  20. La accesibilidad a los enclaves logísticos en Castilla y León. Una propuesta metodológica para su medición y evaluación

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    Alejandro López González

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Castilla y León es una Comunidad Autónoma en la que la actividad logística adquiere una re-levancia singular. Su situación geográfica entre los puertos marítimos del norte y noroeste en relación al resto de la península, y el hecho de estar atravesada por la principal ruta de comunica-ción entre Portugal y el resto de Europa, han propiciado la consolidación en su espacio regional de una densa red de vías de alta capacidad que la dota de una fuerte conectividad y favorece la actividad logística. En este contexto, la Junta de Castilla y León aplica desde 2006 un modelo de ordenación de dicha actividad logística denominado CyLog, que se apoya en 15 enclaves y cinco grandes ejes o corredores viarios. En este artículo se analizan la eficiencia del Modelo CyLog, las características de los enclaves y la localización de los mismos en relación con la red de corredores de alta capacidad, los puertos y el mercado más relevante vecino a la Comunidad, Madrid, con el objetivo de determinar su importancia para el desarrollo regional y la integración territorial. Para alcanzar este objetivo se propone y aplica una metodología destinada a la medición de la accesibilidad de los enclaves logísticos que conforman CyLog.

  1. Unión de técnicas ortodónticas con flexicorticotomía periodontal para el manejo de tratamiento ideal

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    Carolina Hernández Duque

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La sociedad siempre se rige por patrones de estética facial que por obvias razones dan suma importancia a los componentes dentomaxilares. La odontología, en sus diferentes especialidades, se encarga de corregir anomalías que se presenten en dichos componentes tanto funcional como estéticamente. La ortodoncia específicamente trabaja, en lo que a posición dental se refiere, para lograr una armonía funcional y estética, haciendo uso de fuerzas mecánicas y aparatología diseñada especialmente para dicho fin, sin embargo, existen casos en los que es necesario recurrir a técnicas quirúrgicas periodontales complementarias debido a la presencia de crestas alveolares más densas de lo normal que impiden el rápido y eficiente movimiento que la ortodoncia requiere; para esto se aplica el procedimiento conocido como "flexicorticotomía", que consiste en realizar una fractura controlada con expansión ósea; para ello se utilizan expansores óseos progresivos y tras la separación de las tablas óseas se obtiene un surco con el diámetro y la profundidad adecuados para realizar el movimiento dentario con mayor facilidad. En este artículo se reporta un caso clínico en el que se realizó flexicorticotomía en una cresta demasiado estrecha, con el objetivo de corregir un diastema a nivel de órganos dentarios anteroinferiores, lo cual es estéticamente inaceptable para el paciente. Se consiguió el éxito del tratamiento ortodóntico, regeneración tisular adecuada y postoperatorio ideal sin complicaciones.

  2. Algunas Enfermedades De Las Plantas En La Zona Frutera de Bogotá.

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    Obregón Botero Rafael

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    Full Text Available Las observaciones fueron hechas durante el cumplimiento de una comisión encomendada al fruticultor Manuel J. Rivero y completadas por las muestras traídas al laboratorio, comprendió los municipios de Duitama, Sogamoso, Tibasosa, Santa Rosa, Belén, Cerinza, Guateque, Leiva, Sáchica, Sutamarchán, Ráquira y Chiquinquirá. Algunas de las conclusiones fueron: •La actual industria frutera de la tierra fría y templada empieza apenas a aplicar unaorientación técnica y la mayoría de las plantaciones existentes no obedece a ningún plan definido. •Un gran porcentaje de los árboles ésta tan abandonado, que su producción no llena satisfactoriamente la esperada para un árbol normal. •Los viveros y la comisión departamental de sanidad vegetal presentan una efectiva cooperación al fruticultor y creo conveniente el apoyo decidido a tales instituciones. •He podido constatar que en las regiones fruteras de Boyacá es mas necesario entablar un estudio definitivo sobre los insectos, esto es, un estudio entomológico de estas regiones, para luego establecer campañas efectivas al respecto pues los daños de importancia económica mayor se deben a los insectos. •El Departamento de Boyacá contemplado dos problemas grandes como lo son la erosión y la densa población rural en muchas zonas donde la lucha por el hombre del campo es realmente desesperante.

  3. Análise das variações espaciais no município de Pontal do Paraná (Paraná – Brasil, entre os anos de 1980 e 2032 decorrentes da instalação do complexo portuário

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    Sony Cortese Caneparo

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available O município de Pontal do Paraná está localizado no litoral do estado do Paraná, na região sul do Brasil. Em 1995, foi aí instalado o Porto de Pontal Importação e Exportação LTDA e, em 2013, foi aprovada a licença ambiental para a construção de um complexo portuário neste município. Tal obra se apresenta como um desafio, devido ao potencial que o mesmo apresenta em produzir impactos ambientais e mudanças nos padrões de uso da terra.Essa pesquisa objetiva analisar as mudanças espaciais que podem ocorrer futuramente no uso da terra e na cobertura vegetal em Pontal do Paraná (2032, em virtude da instalação deste complexo. Foram utilizadas rotinas de sistemas de informações geográficas, inseridas no IDRISI TAIGA, da Clark University, dentre elas se destacam a Cadeia de Markov e os Autômatos Celulares para a geração do cenário futuro. O resultado da modelagem preditiva (2032, em função da expansão portuária, foi um aumento nas áreas urbanas, fator que poderia impactar diretamente as áreas de Restingas, de Mangues e da Floresta Ombrófila Densa. O presente trabalho revelou que o uso da modelagem preditiva pode ser uma ferramenta bastante útil para a avaliação e interpretação de cenários futuros.

  4. Contribution of microorganisms to non-extractable residue formation during biodegradation of ibuprofen in soil

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    Nowak, Karolina M., E-mail: karolina.nowak@ufz.de [UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig (Germany); Department of Environmental Biology and Chemodynamics, Institute for Environmental Research (Biology V), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany); Girardi, Cristobal; Miltner, Anja [UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig (Germany); Gehre, Matthias [UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig (Germany); Schäffer, Andreas [Department of Environmental Biology and Chemodynamics, Institute for Environmental Research (Biology V), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany); Kästner, Matthias [UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig (Germany)

    2013-02-15

    Non-extractable residues (NER) formed during biodegradation of organic contaminants in soil are considered to be mainly composed of parent compounds or their primary metabolites with hazardous potential. However, in the case of biodegradable organic compounds, the soil NER may also contain microbial biomass components, for example fatty acids (FA) and amino acids (AA). After cell death, these biomolecules are subsequently incorporated into non-living soil organic matter (SOM) and are stabilised ultimately forming hardly extractable residues of biogenic origin. We investigated biodegradation of {sup 13}C{sub 6}-ibuprofen, in particular the metabolic incorporation of the {sup 13}C-label into FA and AA and their fate in soil over 90 days. {sup 13}C-FA and {sup 13}C-AA amounts in the living microbial biomass fraction initially increased, then decreased over time and were continuously incorporated into the non-living SOM pool. The {sup 13}C-FA in the non-living SOM remained stable from day 59 whereas the contents of {sup 13}C-AA slightly increased until the end. After 90 days, nearly all NER were biogenic as they were made up almost completely by natural biomass compounds. The presented data demonstrated that the potential environmental risks related to the ibuprofen-derived NER are overestimated. - Highlights: ► Biogenic residue formation during microbial degradation of ibuprofen was studied. ► Nearly all non-extractable residues derived from ibuprofen were biogenic. ► Fatty acids and amino acids formed biogenic non-extractable residues and were stabilised in soil. ► Environmental risks of ibuprofen-derived non-extractable residues are overestimated.

  5. Spatial and Temporal Features of Superordinate Semantic Processing Studied with fMRI and EEG.

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    Michelle E Costanzo

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    Full Text Available The relationships between the anatomical representation of semantic knowledge in the human brain and the timing of neurophysiological mechanisms involved in manipulating such information remain unclear. This is the case for superordinate semantic categorization – the extraction of general features shared by broad classes of exemplars (e.g. living vs. non-living semantic categories. We proposed that, because of the abstract nature, of this information, input from diverse input modalities (visual or auditory, lexical or non-lexical should converge and be processed in the same regions of the brain, at similar time scales during superordinate categorization - specifically in a network of heteromodal regions, and late in the course of the categorization process. In order to test this hypothesis, we utilized electroencephalography and event related potentials (EEG/ERP with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI to characterize subjects’ responses as they made superordinate categorical decisions (living vs. nonliving about objects presented as visual pictures or auditory words. Our results reveal that, consistent with our hypothesis, during the course of superordinate categorization, information provided by these diverse inputs appears to converge in both time and space: fMRI showed that heteromodal areas of the parietal and temporal cortices are active during categorization of both classes of stimuli. The ERP results suggest that superordinate categorization is reflected as a late positive component (LPC with a parietal distribution and long latencies for both stimulus types. Within the areas and times in which modality independent responses were identified, some differences between living and non-living categories were observed, with a more widespread spatial extent and longer latency responses for categorization of non-living items.  

  6. Contribution of microorganisms to non-extractable residue formation during biodegradation of ibuprofen in soil

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    Nowak, Karolina M.; Girardi, Cristobal; Miltner, Anja; Gehre, Matthias; Schäffer, Andreas; Kästner, Matthias

    2013-01-01

    Non-extractable residues (NER) formed during biodegradation of organic contaminants in soil are considered to be mainly composed of parent compounds or their primary metabolites with hazardous potential. However, in the case of biodegradable organic compounds, the soil NER may also contain microbial biomass components, for example fatty acids (FA) and amino acids (AA). After cell death, these biomolecules are subsequently incorporated into non-living soil organic matter (SOM) and are stabilised ultimately forming hardly extractable residues of biogenic origin. We investigated biodegradation of 13 C 6 -ibuprofen, in particular the metabolic incorporation of the 13 C-label into FA and AA and their fate in soil over 90 days. 13 C-FA and 13 C-AA amounts in the living microbial biomass fraction initially increased, then decreased over time and were continuously incorporated into the non-living SOM pool. The 13 C-FA in the non-living SOM remained stable from day 59 whereas the contents of 13 C-AA slightly increased until the end. After 90 days, nearly all NER were biogenic as they were made up almost completely by natural biomass compounds. The presented data demonstrated that the potential environmental risks related to the ibuprofen-derived NER are overestimated. - Highlights: ► Biogenic residue formation during microbial degradation of ibuprofen was studied. ► Nearly all non-extractable residues derived from ibuprofen were biogenic. ► Fatty acids and amino acids formed biogenic non-extractable residues and were stabilised in soil. ► Environmental risks of ibuprofen-derived non-extractable residues are overestimated

  7. Dog Theft: A Case for Tougher Sentencing Legislation

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    Harris, Lauren K.

    2018-01-01

    Simple Summary The Sentencing Council (England and Wales) currently considers dogs to be “property”. This means that if someone steals a dog, they may be punished in the same way as someone who steals a non-living object, like a mobile phone or a piece of furniture. This review argues that losing a dog is very different to losing a non-living object, and that many people consider their dog to be a friend or a family member, not just a “possession”. The review concludes that that people who steal dogs should be punished in a way that reflects the emotional harm that can be caused to victims of dog theft. Abstract Dogs, and other companion animals, are currently classed as “property” in theft sentencing legislation for England and Wales. This means that offenders who steal dogs are given similar sentences to those that steal inanimate objects. This review presents the argument that the penalty for dog theft should be more severe than for the theft of non-living property. Evidence of the unique bond between dogs and humans, and discussion of the implications of labelling a living being as mere “property” are used to support this argument. The review concludes that the Sentencing Council’s guidelines should be amended so that offences involving the theft of a companion animal are deemed to be a Category 2 offence or above. The review further proposes that “theft of a companion animal” should be listed in the Sentencing Council’s guidelines as an aggravating factor. PMID:29786637

  8. Bacterium-like Particles for efficient immune stimulation of existing vaccines and new subunit vaccines in mucosal applications

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    Natalija eVan Braeckel-Budimir

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The successful development of a mucosal vaccine critically depends on the use of a safe and effective immunostimulant and/or carrier system. This review describes the effectiveness and mode of action of an immunostimulating particle derived from bacteria in mucosal subunit vaccines. The non-living particles, designated Bacterium-like Particles (BLPs are based on the food-grade bacterium Lactococcus lactis. The focus of the overview is on the development of intranasal BLP-based vaccines to prevent diseases caused by influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, and includes a selection of Phase I clinical data for the intranasal FluGEM vaccine.

  9. Beyond the Neomaterialist Divide

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    Wilson, Alexander

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    Though most neomaterialists share a commitment to the Copernican decentering of humans from the world stage, there is disagreement on the purposes of such an endeavour. The polemic stems from a fundamental discrepancy about what the return to materiality entails: is matter the principle of the non-thinking...... as such, or is it always already imbued with some sort of subjectivity? Is the new materialsm’s goal to come to terms with the non-living origin of life? Or is it rather to recognize that seemingly dead materials are always in some sense incipiently alive? For convenience, we can think of two...

  10. Psychosomatic medicine and the philosophy of life

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    Wiggins Osborne P; Schwartz Michael A

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    Abstract Basing ourselves on the writings of Hans Jonas, we offer to psychosomatic medicine a philosophy of life that surmounts the mind-body dualism which has plagued Western thought since the origins of modern science in seventeenth century Europe. Any present-day account of reality must draw upon everything we know about the living and the non-living. Since we are living beings ourselves, we know what it means to be alive from our own first-hand experience. Therefore, our philosophy of lif...

  11. Limits to the universality of quantum mechanics

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    Josephson, B.D.

    1988-01-01

    Niels Bohr's arguments indicating the non-applicability of quantum methodology to the study of the ultimate details of life, given in his book Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge, conflict with the commonly held opposite view. The bases for the usual beliefs are examined and shown to have little validity; significant differences do exist between the living organism and the type of system studied successfully in the physics laboratory. Dealing with living organisms in quantum-mechanical terms with the same degree of rigor as is normal for non-living systems would seem not to be possible without considering also questions of the origins of life and of the universe

  12. BEST: Bilingual environmental science training: Kindergarten level

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    This booklet is one of a series of bilingual guides to environmental-science learning activities for students to do at home. Lesson objectives, materials required, procedure, vocabulary, and subjects integrated into the lesson are described in English for each lesson. A bilingual glossary, alphabetized by English entries, with Spanish equivalents in both English and Spanish, follows the lesson descriptions, and is itself followed by a bibliography of English-language references. This booklet includes descriptions of six lessons covering the senses of touch and sight, the sense of smell, how to distinguish living and non-living things, cell structures, the skeletal system, and the significance of food groups. 8 figs.

  13. Designing Biomimetic, Dissipative Material Systems

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    Balazs, Anna C. [Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Chemical Engineering Dept.; Whitesides, George M. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Brinker, C. Jeffrey [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering. Dept. of Chemistry. Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. Center for Micro-Engineered Materials; Aranson, Igor S. [UChicago, LLC., Argonne, IL (United States); Chaikin, Paul [New York Univ. (NYU), NY (United States). Dept. of Physics; Dogic, Zvonimir [Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics; Glotzer, Sharon [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. Dept. of Macromolecular Science and Engineering Physics; Hammer, Daniel [Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States). School of Engineering and Applied Science; Irvine, Darrell [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering; Little, Steven R. [Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Chemical Engineering Dept.; Olvera de la Cruz, Monica [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Parikh, Atul N. [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Biomedical Engineering. Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Stupp, Samuel [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. Dept. of Chemistry. Dept. of Medicine. Dept. of Biomedical Engineering; Szostak, Jack [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

    2016-01-21

    Throughout human history, new materials have been the foundation of transformative technologies: from bronze, paper, and ceramics to steel, silicon, and polymers, each material has enabled far-reaching advances. Today, another new class of materials is emerging—one with both the potential to provide radically new functions and to challenge our notion of what constitutes a “material”. These materials would harvest, transduce, or dissipate energy to perform autonomous, dynamic functions that mimic the behaviors of living organisms. Herein, we discuss the challenges and benefits of creating “dissipative” materials that can potentially blur the boundaries between living and non-living matter.

  14. Bacterial biofilm and associated infections

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    Muhsin Jamal

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    Full Text Available Microscopic entities, microorganisms that drastically affect human health need to be thoroughly investigated. A biofilm is an architectural colony of microorganisms, within a matrix of extracellular polymeric substance that they produce. Biofilm contains microbial cells adherent to one-another and to a static surface (living or non-living. Bacterial biofilms are usually pathogenic in nature and can cause nosocomial infections. The National Institutes of Health (NIH revealed that among all microbial and chronic infections, 65% and 80%, respectively, are associated with biofilm formation. The process of biofilm formation consists of many steps, starting with attachment to a living or non-living surface that will lead to formation of micro-colony, giving rise to three-dimensional structures and ending up, after maturation, with detachment. During formation of biofilm several species of bacteria communicate with one another, employing quorum sensing. In general, bacterial biofilms show resistance against human immune system, as well as against antibiotics. Health related concerns speak loud due to the biofilm potential to cause diseases, utilizing both device-related and non-device-related infections. In summary, the understanding of bacterial biofilm is important to manage and/or to eradicate biofilm-related diseases. The current review is, therefore, an effort to encompass the current concepts in biofilm formation and its implications in human health and disease.

  15. By the sound of it. An ERP investigation of human action sound processing in 7-month-old infants

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    Elena Geangu

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    Full Text Available Recent evidence suggests that human adults perceive human action sounds as a distinct category from human vocalizations, environmental, and mechanical sounds, activating different neural networks (Engel et al., 2009; Lewis et al., 2011. Yet, little is known about the development of such specialization. Using event-related potentials (ERP, this study investigated neural correlates of 7-month-olds’ processing of human action (HA sounds in comparison to human vocalizations (HV, environmental (ENV, and mechanical (MEC sounds. Relative to the other categories, HA sounds led to increased positive amplitudes between 470 and 570 ms post-stimulus onset at left anterior temporal locations, while HV led to increased negative amplitudes at the more posterior temporal locations in both hemispheres. Collectively, human produced sounds (HA + HV led to significantly different response profiles compared to non-living sound sources (ENV + MEC at parietal and frontal locations in both hemispheres. Overall, by 7 months of age human action sounds are being differentially processed in the brain, consistent with a dichotomy for processing living versus non-living things. This provides novel evidence regarding the typical categorical processing of socially relevant sounds.

  16. Origins of life: a problem for physics, a key issues review

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    Imari Walker, Sara

    2017-09-01

    The origins of life stands among the great open scientific questions of our time. While a number of proposals exist for possible starting points in the pathway from non-living to living matter, these have so far not achieved states of complexity that are anywhere near that of even the simplest living systems. A key challenge is identifying the properties of living matter that might distinguish living and non-living physical systems such that we might build new life in the lab. This review is geared towards covering major viewpoints on the origin of life for those new to the origin of life field, with a forward look towards considering what it might take for a physical theory that universally explains the phenomenon of life to arise from the seemingly disconnected array of ideas proposed thus far. The hope is that a theory akin to our other theories in fundamental physics might one day emerge to explain the phenomenon of life, and in turn finally permit solving its origins.

  17. Is this car looking at you? How anthropomorphism predicts fusiform face area activation when seeing cars.

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    Kühn, Simone; Brick, Timothy R; Müller, Barbara C N; Gallinat, Jürgen

    2014-01-01

    Anthropomorphism encompasses the attribution of human characteristics to non-living objects. In particular the human tendency to see faces in cars has long been noticed, yet its neural correlates are unknown. We set out to investigate whether the fusiform face area (FFA) is associated with seeing human features in car fronts, or whether, the higher-level theory of mind network (ToM), namely temporoparietal junction (TPJ) and medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) show a link to anthropomorphism. Twenty participants underwent fMRI scanning during a passive car-front viewing task. We extracted brain activity from FFA, TPJ and MPFC. After the fMRI session participants were asked to spontaneously list adjectives that characterize each car front. Five raters judged the degree to which each adjective can be applied as a characteristic of human beings. By means of linear mixed models we found that the implicit tendency to anthropomorphize individual car fronts predicts FFA, but not TPJ or MPFC activity. The results point to an important role of FFA in the phenomenon of ascribing human attributes to non-living objects. Interestingly, brain regions that have been associated with thinking about beliefs and mental states of others (TPJ, MPFC) do not seem to be related to anthropomorphism of car fronts.

  18. Influencia de las condiciones ambientales de la ciudad de Bogotá sobre el comportamiento mecánicos de una mezcla asfáltica Influence of the Bogotá environmental conditions on the mechanical behavior of an asphalt mixture

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    Hugo Alexander Rondón Quintana

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta el cambio que experimenta el módulo resiliente, la deformación permanente y la resistencia última bajo carga monotónica de una mezcla asfáltica densa en caliente cuando es expuesta al ambiente de la ciudad de Bogotá D.C. (Colombia. Las mezclas fueron elaboradas y evaluadas empleando dos cementos asfálticos (CA y un CA modificado (CAM con polímero tipo etil vinil acetato: CA 80-100, CA 60-70 y CAM 20-40 respectivamente. Con el fin de observar su evolución en el tiempo, a la fecha los parámetros mecánicos de las mezclas han sido medidos cada tres meses aproximadamente durante 20 meses para el caso de las mezclas fabricadas con los CA 80-100 y CA 60-70, y 10 meses para aquellas que emplearon el CAM 20-40. De los resultados se concluye que el comportamiento que experimentan las mezclas depende del tipo de CA utilizado. Adicionalmente, la tendencia de las mezclas con los tres tipos de CA es experimentar un aumento en los valores de rigidez con el tiempo de exposición al ambiente debido principalmente a procesos de endurecimiento por envejecimiento de los ligantes asfálticos.The paper presents the evolution of the resilient modulus, permanent deformation and strength under monotonic loading of a dense hot mixture due to long term exposure to the environment in the city of Bogota D.C. (Colombia. The mixtures were made using two asphalt cements (AC and modified asphalt cement (MAC with ethil-vinil-acetate: AC 80-100, AC 60-70 and MAC 20-40 respectively. The mechanical properties have been evaluated every three months over a period of 20 months for the AC 80-100 and AC 60-70, and 10 months for MAC 20-40. The results show differences depending on the type of cement. All mixtures increase the modulus with time due to aging of the asphalt cement.

  19. De pedagogos a professores: balanço de uma década das Diretrizes Curriculares dos Cursos de Pedagogia no Brasil

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    Aline Daiane Nunes Mascarenhas

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available As diretrizes curriculares nacionais que normatizam os cursos de Pedagogia no Brasil, acabam de completar uma década. Considerando-se os embates que precederam a efetivação de tais diretrizes, as incongruências epistemológicas percebidas por muitos pesquisadores, pergunta-se neste trabalho: quais os rebatimentos da nova estrutura curricular imposta pelas diretrizes, sobre os processos de formação de pedagogos? Como a dubiedade epistemológica da Pedagogia, entre ser bacharelado ou ser licenciatura, foi vivenciada na organização curricular dos referidos cursos? Para esse estudo, foi realizada uma meta-análise a partir de pesquisa de autoria de Mascarenhas (2015, em que se utilizou de questionários, de grupo focal e de análise documental, em triangulação com outras pesquisas já publicadas ,com base em trabalhos de Pimenta (1998; 2002, 2004, Libâneo (2000; 2006; 2010 e Franco (2008 que denunciam, a problemática em torno de um currículo fragmentado e a defesa do campo teórico da Pedagogia como a base da formação e da atuação profissional do pedagogo. Foi possível constatar a insuficiência da carga horária para formar perfis de diferentes profissionais em um único curso; bem como a descaracterização da figura do Pedagogo e de sua identidade profissional. Os dados sugerem a necessidade de uma reestruturação das referidas diretrizes, e a organização de dois trajetos formativos nos cursos de Pedagogia: um focado na licenciatura, com vistas a uma densa formação do professor das séries iniciais e educação infantil e outro, no bacharelado, para administração, coordenação e gestão escolar. 

  20. Are communication activities shaped by environmental constraints in reverberating and absorbing forest habitats?

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    Nicolas Manthevon

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available In the dense vegetation of temperate or tropical forests, communication processes are constrained by propagation-induced modifications of the transmitted sounds. The presence of leaves, trunks and branches induces important sound reverberation and absorption leading to diminution of the signal energy as well as qualitative modifications. The aim of this paper is to briefly review the different strategies used by birds to manage with these constraints. At the emitter's level, an adapted emission behavior which takes into account both the physical heterogeneities of the forest environment and the temporal variations of the acoustic constraints, is especially useful to control the active space of signaling. The coding of information into acoustic parameters that have different susceptibility to propagation constraints is also of great interest. At the receiver's level, an adaptive reception behavior (listening post and a great tolerance to sound degradation during the decoding process are the keys to an optimal communication process.Na vegetação densa das florestas temperadas ou tropicais, os processos de comunicação são limitados pelas modificações dos sons durante sua propagação. A presença de folhas, troncos e galhos produz uma importante reverberação e absorção do som, provocando uma diminuição da energia do sinal, assim como modificações qualitativas. O objetivo deste artigo é de revisar brevemente as diferentes estratégias usadas por aves para gerenciar essas limitações. Para o emissor, um comportamento de emissão adaptado tanto às heterogeneidades físicas do meio florestal, quanto às variações temporais das exigências acústicas, é particularmente útil para controlar o canal ativo de sinalização. A codificação da informação em parâmetros acústicos com diferentes sensibilidades às exigências de propagação é também de grande valia. Para o receptor, um comportamento adaptado (posto de escuta e uma

  1. Targeting renal glucose reabsorption to treat hyperglycaemia: the pleiotropic effects of SGLT2 inhibition.

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    Vallon, Volker; Thomson, Scott C

    2017-02-01

    Healthy kidneys filter ∼160 g/day of glucose (∼30% of daily energy intake) under euglycaemic conditions. To prevent valuable energy from being lost in the urine, the proximal tubule avidly reabsorbs filtered glucose up to a limit of ∼450 g/day. When blood glucose levels increase to the point that the filtered load exceeds this limit, the surplus is excreted in the urine. Thus, the kidney provides a safety valve that can prevent extreme hyperglycaemia as long as glomerular filtration is maintained. Most of the capacity for renal glucose reabsorption is provided by sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT) 2 in the early proximal tubule. In the absence or with inhibition of SGLT2, the renal reabsorptive capacity for glucose declines to ∼80 g/day (the residual capacity of SGLT1), i.e. the safety valve opens at a lower threshold, which makes it relevant to glucose homeostasis from day-to-day. Several SGLT2 inhibitors are now approved glucose lowering agents for individuals with type 2 diabetes and preserved kidney function. By inducing glucosuria, these drugs improve glycaemic control in all stages of type 2 diabetes, while their risk of causing hypoglycaemia is low because they naturally stop working when the filtered glucose load falls below ∼80 g/day and they do not otherwise interfere with metabolic counterregulation. Through glucosuria, SGLT2 inhibitors reduce body weight and body fat, and shift substrate utilisation from carbohydrates to lipids and, possibly, ketone bodies. Because SGLT2 reabsorbs sodium along with glucose, SGLT2 blockers are natriuretic and antihypertensive. Also, because they work in the proximal tubule, SGLT2 inhibitors increase delivery of fluid and electrolytes to the macula densa, thereby activating tubuloglomerular feedback and increasing tubular back pressure. This mitigates glomerular hyperfiltration, reduces the kidney's demand for oxygen and lessens albuminuria. For reasons that are less well understood, SGLT2 inhibitors are

  2. Physiopathology glomerular hyperfiltration in diabetes. Part 1

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    Claudio A. Mascheroni

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Glomerular hyperfiltration (HF in diabetic kidney disease is a complex hemodynamic phenomenon which occurs in early stages of the disease’s progress and probably has negative influences, regarding the progression to the occurrence of microalbuminuria and the progress of evident diabetic nephropathy (DN. Factors involved in its physiopathology are numerous, they include: diabetic biochemical environment and several humoral factors like nitric oxide, prostaglandins, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, atrial natriuretic peptide, reactive oxygen species, other humoral and growth factors. These factors cause or enhance the vasodilatation of the afferent arteriole (AA. Factors with vasoconstriction function over the efferent arteriole, all considered primary vascular factors. However, these factors cannot explain other observed alterations and they constitute primary tubular abnormalities such as the increased reabsorption at the proximal tubule, probably conditioned by kidney growth in DBT and by the overexpression of the SGLT2 cotransporter. This higher proximal reabsorption would produce a lower arrival of solutes to the macula densa (MD. This would be incompatible with an action of the tubuloglomerular balance system, but it would be compatible with an action performed by the tubuloglomerular feedback system (TGFB that senses the decrease of the ClNa concentration at the MD. Also deactivating the TGFB and causing vasodilatation of the AA, resulting in an increase of glomerular filtration (GF and renal plasma flow (RPF, characteristic of the HF process. These two processes (vascular and tubular could act in synergy or simultaneously, depending on the metabolic and progressing conditions of the diabetic kidney disease. Similar mechanisms could explain the salt paradox, whereby a lowsalt diet would exacerbate the HF phenomenon and a high-salt diet would decrease the GF and the RPF, which could result in unexpected clinical implications. The

  3. Estrutura e síndromes de dispersão de espécies arbóreas em um trecho de mata ciliar, Sirinhaém, Pernambuco, Brasil Structure and dispersal syndromes of tree species in a stretch of riparian vegetation, Sirinhaém, Pernambuco State, Brazil

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    Roseane Karla Soares da Silva

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    Este trabalho teve por objetivo conhecer a fitossociologia do componente arboreo em uma mata ciliar de um corrego que desagua no Rio Sirinhaem, localizado no Engenho Buranhem, Sirinhaem, PE e identificar as sindromes de dispersao das especies. O corrego esta situado em um fragmento de Floresta Ombrofila Densa de Terras Baixas, com 272 ha. Utilizou-se como area amostral um hectare (40 unidades amostrais, 10 m x 25 m onde foram registrados 1.307 individuos arboreos com circunferencia a altura do peito (CAP ≥ 15 cm. Foram identificadas 118 especies, pertencentes a 40 familias botanicas. Protium heptaphyllum e Pouteria sp.1 foram as especies mais abundantes. Em termos de valor de importancia (VI, as especies Protium heptaphyllum, Pouteria sp.1 e Virola gardneri estao entre as mais importantes ecologicamente. As sindromes de dispersao predominantes foram: zoocoria (72,8%, autocoria (13,6% e anemocoria (4,8%. Nao foi possivel determinar a sindrome de dispersao de 8,8% das especies estudadas.

     

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    This study aimed to know the phytosociology of the tree component of riparian vegetation in a stream that flows into the Sirinhaem River in Engenho Buranhem, Sirinhaem, Pernambuco State, and identify the species dispersal syndromes. The stream is located in a fragment of dense rain forest of the lowlands, with 272 ha. It was sempled used one hectare (40 sampling units of 10 m x 25 m each. It was registered 1,307 trees with circumference at breast height (CAP . 15 cm. We identified 118 species belonging to 40 botanical families. Protium heptaphyllum and Pouteria sp.1 were the most abundant species. In terms of importance value (IV, Protium heptaphyllum, Pouteria sp.1 and Virola gardneri are among the most important ecologically species. The predominant dispersal syndromes were zoocory (72.8%, autocory (13.6% and anemochory (4.8%. It was not possible to determine the type of dispersal of 8.8% of the

  4. Soportes apoyados sobre vigas pretensadas (EE. UU.

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    Editorial, Equipo

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    Full Text Available This work has been awarded a prize by the Prestreesed Concrete Institute. It refers to a number of flyovers on the Arroyo Seco, of California. This river has been canalized, to help drainage in case of heavy rainfall. The canal runs through a highly populated zone, and a motor road and accessory ramps had to cross the canal. The resulting design involves three prestressed girders, lightly arched in a parabolic outline, resting on each river shore, running along the line of the bridge, over the canal. It was decided that the bridge piles should not rest on the river bed, in order not to reduce its flow capacity. The girders of a maximum length of 39 ms, are box shaped, and stiffened with thin diaphragms. The cylindrical pile, 1.50 m in diameter, is an integral part of the girder, and applies to it a concentrated load of about 4000 tons. The girders rest on reinforced concrete cubes, which in turn are supported by concrete slabs and piles driven into the soil.Esta obra ha sido premiada por el Prestressed Concrete Institute y se refiere a una serie de pasos superiores sobre el Arroyo Seco, en California, que se ha canalizado para servir de desagüe en el caso de avenidas torrenciales. El canal se halla en una zona de edificación densa y se trata del paso—sobre aquél—de una autopista y rampas de acceso. La solución adoptada consistió en tres vigas pretensadas, ligeramente arqueadas con perfil parabólico, apoyadas en las dos márgenes y situadas en correspondencia con los tres soportes, sobre el propio canal, ya que ninguno de aquéllos debía apoyarse en el lecho de este último al objeto de no disminuir su capacidad de desagüe. Las vigas—de unos 39 m de longitud la mayor—son del tipo cajón, rigidizadas con unos diafragmas de pequeño espesor. El soporte cilíndrico, de 1,50 m de diámetro, se solidariza con la viga y le transmite una notable carga concentrada, del orden de 4.000 toneladas. Los apoyos de estas vigas son simples dados

  5. Uma contribuição para a construção de instrumentos analítico-sintéticos de representação do conhecimento

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    Lígia Café

    Full Text Available Foram investigados critérios lingüísticos adotados em modelos de representação do conhecimento para a recuperação da informação. Para isso, a validação do modelo de predicação sintático-semântico proposto por Café (1999 foi testada, para a construção de sistemas analítico-sintéticos de representação do conhecimento. Aplicou-se, de forma experimental, esse modelo de predicação na construção de esquemas de representação do conhecimento, usando-se, para isso, do corpus recolhido da terminologia específica da Biotecnologia de Plantas, com o intuito de identificar as relações conceituais nele existentes e a determinação de suas facetas. Observou-se, na pesquisa, que algumas regras se firmaram como constantes no decorrer das análises, revelando a constituição de padrões científicos precisos de classificação. Além disso, percebeu-se tanto a ocorrência de resultados qualitativos, quanto a de resultados quantitativos a respeito da interpretação referente ao corpus. Tratou-se dos mesmos aspectos em ambos, proporcionando, assim, uma análise densa dos dados. Dessa forma, pela adoção do modelo é possível identificar as relações conceituais, e determinar as categorias fundamentais, as facetas e os seus indicadores, indispensáveis na construção de classificações analítico-sintéticas. Concluiu-se que a interpretação do corpus analisado resulta na validação da proposta de Café (1999 como um modelo de predicação para a aplicação em instrumentos de representação do conhecimento voltados para a recuperação da informação.

  6. REVISÃO HISTÓRICO-GEOGRÁFICA DA GESTÃO PÚBLICA SOBRE O SISTEMA DE ABASTECIMENTO HÍDRICO DE BELÉM-PA

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    Renata Tabosa

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    En este artículo se presenta una revisión histórica-geográfica de la red de suministro de agua integrada del Municipio de Belém, comentando, en segundo lugar, sobre la situación en los otros municipios de la región metropolitana de Belém. A partir de la investigación bibliográfica y documental, acompañado de la investigación de campo con más elaboración cartográfica si objetiva un análisis comparativo de las diferentes formas de instituciones de gestión pública del agua en forma de visión histórica y geográfica. Al principio se discute la gestión de recursos y el servicio de suministro desde el punto de vista institucional presentando el territorio oficial de COSANPA y SAAEB en la capital del estado. Posteriormente, se centra específicamente en la oferta integrada de COSANPA, que, en el municipio de Belén, se reúne un territorio más pequeño, en términos de superficie, y mucho más densa en términos de población. Por último, en un tercer momento, se discute los problemas en el suministro de los recursos hídricos y revisar las posibilidades que se ofrecen desde el mapeo de este fenómeno. Se llega a la conclusión, sin embargo, que la fuerza impulsora y explicativa de los procesos institucionales está no sólo en el interés público, pero en la selectividad de espacio para actividades económicas. Palabras clave: Abastecimiento del Agua; Espacio Geográfico; Belém-PA.

  7. NECTARIOS EXTRAFLORALES EN TURNERA, SERIES CANALIGERAE y LEIOCARPAE

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    Ana María González

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se describe la anatomía de los nectarios extraflorales de diecisiete especies de Turnera, pertenecientes a Canaligerae y series Leiocarpae. Los nectarios foliares nacen en el ápice del pecíolo o en la base de las láminas foliares, son discoides, cupular with a rim surrounding a cup. Aunque el tamaño y la morfología son variables entre las especies, la estructura de los nectarios es básicamente la misma. Están compuestos por una epidermis secretora, que consiste en 1-4 capas de células columnares. Detrás de este tejido, por lo general hay 2-8 capas de parénquima glandular. El cuerpo del nectario está formado por ground parenchyma; drusas de oxalato de calcio y idioblastos taninos son abundantes en esta zona. El aporte vascular proviene del paquete pecíolo mediano. Es proporcionada por 1 ó 2 paquetes laterales que se ramifican en varias ocasiones en la parénquima baja del nectario. En todos los nectarios estudiados el tejido vascular termina como hebras aisladas de floema entre las células de la parénquima secretora. Por primera vez, tracheoids se describen en nectarios; estos elementos eran conocidos solamente en el vetillas de hojas de angiospermas. La mayoría de las especies de la serie Canaligerae, tienen «poros» en la epidermis secretora, que es de hecho, una protuberancia determinado por la parénquima glandular, la superficie es plana o crateriforme.Una cutícula densa cubre la epidermis, sólo en el centro de los «poros» es lo suficientemente delgada como para permitir la extrusión de néctar. En ninguna de las especies se observó ruptura de la cutícula. En los nectarios Leiocarpae el «poro» está menos desarrollado o ausente.

  8. Nacionalismo, peronismo, comunismo: Los usos del totalitarismo en el discurso del Partido Socialista Argentino (1946-1953 Nacionalism, Peronism, Comunism: The uses of totalitarism in argentine Partido Socialista discourse (1946-1953

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    Ricardo Martínez Mazzola

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo explora la prensa y las producciones de los dirigentes del Partido Socialista argentino con el objeto de dar cuenta de una de las líneas principales de su prédica: la representada por los distintos usos del término "totalitarismo". Se reconstruye cómo el uso del discurso "antitotalitario" permitió a la dirigencia del partido no sólo condenar, por su asociación con las experiencias europeas, al régimen nacido de la revolución del '43 y al gobierno peronista, sino también cuestionar, por su cercanía con el peronismo, a los comunistas y a los miembros del ala izquierda del mismo Partido Socialista. El recorrido se cierra hacia comienzos de los años cincuenta, momento en que los intelectuales socialistas producen las más densas caracterizaciones del peronismo como fenómeno "totalitario", y justo antes de que la clave "anti-totalitaria" comience a ser cuestionada por la militancia socialista, en particular la juvenil.This article explores the press and the publications of the leaders of the argentine Socialist Party in an effort to account for one of the principal lines of its ideological message: the one represented by the different uses of the term "totalitarianism". It reconstructs the way in which the "anti-totalitarian" discourse allowed the party leadership not only to condemn the regime originated in the revolution which took place in 1943 and the Peronist government which emerged from it by associating both directly with contemporary European experiences, but also to challenge the Communists and left-wing members of the Socialist Party, because of their proximity to Peronism. This ideological itinerary was all but exhausted by the beginning of the '50s, when socialist intellectuals produced their densest characterizations of Peronism as a "totalitarian" phenomenon and just before the"anti-totalitarian" agenda began to be challenged, by grass-roots socialist militants, and particularly by the youth sector of the

  9. A tomografia computadorizada de alta resolução na avaliação da toxicidade pulmonar por amiodarona High-resolution computed tomography of amiodarone pulmonary toxicity

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    Daniela Peixoto Consídera

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar as principais alterações identificadas na tomografia computadorizada de alta resolução do tórax em pacientes com toxicidade pulmonar pela amiodarona. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas dez tomografias computadorizadas de alta resolução de tórax de pacientes com pneumonite pela amiodarona, seis desses pacientes do sexo masculino e quatro do sexo feminino, com idade média de 73,5 anos. RESULTADOS: Os achados tomográficos mais relevantes foram opacidades lineares ou reticulares em seis casos (60%, pequenos nódulos com densidade elevada em seis casos (60%, consolidações densas em três casos (30% e aumento da densidade do parênquima hepático em cinco de oito casos em que havia estudo tomográfico do abdome superior (62,5%. CONCLUSÃO: A tomografia computadorizada de alta resolução é um exame importante na avaliação de pacientes com toxicidade pulmonar pela amiodarona, devendo ser realizada sempre que houver suspeita deste diagnóstico. O achado de espessamento de septos interlobulares associado a lesões com aumento de densidade é altamente sugestivo deste diagnóstico.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the main findings of chest high-resolution computed tomography in patients with amiodarone pulmonary toxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients - six male and four female, average age of 73.5 years - with amiodarone-induced pneumonitis have undergone chest high-resolution computed tomography. RESULTS: The most relevant tomographic findings were linear or reticular opacities in six cases (60%, small high density nodules in six cases (60%, dense consolidations in three cases (30% and increased density in the hepatic parenchyma in five of eight cases in which there was a superior abdomen CT scan (62.5%. CONCLUSION: The high-resolution computed tomography is a valuable non-invasive test for evaluating patients with amiodarone pulmonary toxicity and should always be performed when one suspects of the presence of this

  10. A sustentabilidade da habitação do seringueiro amazônico

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    Valdeci Candido de Lima

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo, com área de concentração em tecnologia das construções, propõe-se a pesquisar e identificar a sustentabilidade da casa do seringueiro amazônico, construída nos seringais acreanos, a partir do final do século 19 e segunda metade do século 20. Busca trazer subsídios bibliográficos, históricos e fatores construtivos determinantes, os quais atribuíram significados a esse modelo de construção, identificando-o como habitação sustentável. O seringueiro, homem rude, migrante em sua maioria, tangido pelas secas dos sertões nordestinos, em busca de riquezas, ao chegar às regiões da Amazônia, para cortar seringa e produzir a borracha, embrenhou-se nas densas florestas, ricas em fauna e flora. Um território abundante em seringueiras, castanheiras, bambus, palmeiras e toda espécie de madeiras nobres, um mundo desconhecido. A partir dessa ocupação passa a ser conhecido em decorrência da batalha pelo controle da borracha. Assim, o Acre surge para o Brasil e para o mundo. A população nordestina, sem condição financeira, e considerando as necessidades iniciais na época da ocupação, toma como modelo de habitação a oca indígena, misturando-a às lembranças das casas de seus locais de origem. Desse modo, com técnicas rudimentares construíram, nas colocações dos seringais, suas casas, com matéria-prima retirada da floresta, tais como a madeira, paxiúba, a palha da palmeira, o cipó, o bambu, tudo sem agredir o meio ambiente. Aprendeu a protegê-la das intempéries, imprimindo a essa habitação uma interação com a natureza, por meio de espaços abertos, integrados e ventilados. Esses dados têm como fonte a história de formação do Acre, cujas descrições apresentam o modelo arquitetônico das moradias que, ao final, vão desenhar a casa do seringueiro acreano como habitação sustentável.

  11. Observações sobre anofelinos em Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Mário B. Aragão

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    Full Text Available Um ciclo anual de capturas de mosquitos realizado em três localidades da Região do Litoral e Encosta de Santa Catarina, com um homemisca colocado na mata, outro na casa mais próxima e um terceiro situado entre esses dois pontos, forneceu as seguintes informações: 1 O Anopheles bellator que é um mosquito raro nas matas densas das encostas, torna-se abundante quando essas florestas são danificadas pela retirada de árvores; 2 Tanto essa espécie quanto o A. cruzii e o A. homunculus, compareceram em maior número nas capturas feitas no terreno descampado; 3 A não ser no fato do A. homunculus procurar alimento nas horas um pouco mais avançadas da noite, não se notou diferença significativa entre o comportamento dessas três espécies de anofelinos; 4 A comparação dos dados obtidos, com os de outros autores, mostrou que uma pessoa colocada fora da casa intercepta um número significativo de mosquitos; 5 Ficou bem claro que os anofelinos da região raramente pousam em paredes dedetizadas; 6 Além disso, o DDT diminui muito a proporção de exemplares que vai se alimentar dentro das casas; para o A. cruzii essa diminuição foi da ordem de 90%.An annual cycle of collections of mosquitoes carried out in three locations of the Coastal Region and Slopes of Santa Catarina, with one collector (trap man in the woods, another in the nearest house and a third placed between these two points, provided the following Information: 1 Anophieles bellator which is a rare mosquito in the thick woods on the slopes, becomes abundant when these forests are damaged by the removal of trees; 2 As many of this species as of A. cruzii and A. homunculus appeared in greater numbers in the collections made in the open country; 3 Except for the fact that A. homunculus looks for food in the later hours of the night no significant difference was noted in the behaviour of these three species of Anophelines; 4 A comparison of the data obtained with that of other authors

  12. Campo de pesquisa em contabilidade: uma análise de redes sob a perspectiva institucional

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    Márcia Maria dos Santos Bortolocci Espejo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación tuvo por objetivo identificar, bajo la perspectiva de la teoría ins - titucional, a los autores y a las instituciones de destaque envueltos en el campo de la pesquisa en Contabilidad en el período entre 2004 y 2008. Fue realizado un estudio bi - bliométrico y sociométrico, de carácter descriptivo, de 825 artículos oriundos de anales y periódicos. Para eso, fueron divididos los artículos en tres áreas temáticas – enseñanza y pesquisa; Contabilidad gerencial; y usuarios externos – y se efectuó la presentación de las redes de cooperación, considerando las instituciones como un todo y dividiendo los autores en conformidad con las áreas temáticas. Posteriormente, se procedió al análisis de las áreas, de las instituciones y de los autores que presentaron más publicaciones en la muestra. Como principales resultados, se obtuvo que: a el área usuarios externos presenta mayor número de publicaciones y el área enseñanza y pesquisa está en ascen - sión; b la USP se destaca como institución con mayor número de vínculos con autores de la muestra y como actor central en la red de cooperación entre instituciones; c la red de cooperación, en el tema enseñanza y pesquisa, se presenta más fragmentada; y d las redes sobre los temas Contabilidad gerencial y, principalmente, usuarios externos se destacan por presentar gran número de interconexiones entre grupos por medio de lazos débiles. Se concluye que el campo analizado está marcado por la existencia de densas redes de cooperación entre autores y entre instituciones nacionales, no obstante bajas con instituciones internacionales. Se concluye, también, que los análisis realizados, em - pleando conceptos de la teoría institucional, posibilitaron la identificación de los principa - les agentes envueltos en el campo de pesquisa contable.

  13. Un programa para la sociología de la filosofía

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    Moreno Pestaña, José Luis

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I present, in the first place, the possible links between philosophy and social science, from, on the one hand, the auto-understanding ways of the philosophical work, and in the second hand, philosophical resources effects on the social scientific vocation. Subsequently, I analyse the philosophical protection against sociology. In third place, I study how sociology permits to improve the philosophical reflexivity from a thick description of the hierarchy that organizes the philosophical field: so, sociology of philosophy appears, not as an attack to philosophy, but as an increase of the philosophical work critical capacities. In fourth place, to finish, I explore philosophical nets as understanding criterion of intellectual creativity. The paper presents specific examples which came basically from the history of Spanish and French thought in the XX century.

    En este artículo se presentan, en primer lugar, los vínculos posibles entre la filosofía y las ciencias sociales, a partir de, por un lado, los modos de autocomprensión del trabajo filosófico y, por otro, los efectos de los recursos filosóficos en la vocación de científico social. Posteriormente, se analizan los modos de protección de la filosofía frente a la sociología. En tercer lugar, se estudia cómo la sociología permite mejorar la reflexividad filosófica a partir de una descripción densa de las jerarquías que organizan el espacio filosófico: la sociología de la filosofía aparece entonces no como un ataque a la filosofía sino como un incremento de la capacidad autocrítica del trabajo filosófico. En cuarto lugar y, para acabar, se exploran las redes filosóficas como criterio de comprensión de procesos de creatividad intelectual. el trabajo presenta en cada uno de sus momentos ejemplos concretos derivados fundamentalmente de la historia del pensamiento español y francés del siglo XX.

  14. Redes de energía en la Argentina del siglo XXI. Proyectos locales innovadores

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    Silvina Carrizo

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available En Argentina se construyeron de forma pionera, extensas redes de electricidad, gas y combustibles. El 98% de los hogares están conectados a la red eléctrica y el 51% de la población tiene acceso al gas natural por red (INDEC 2012. A pesar de la cobertura energética amplia, aún persisten en el país algunas regiones -como el Noroeste de la Provincia de Buenos Aires NOBAdonde las redes no llegan o tienen menor densidad. La región NOBA, situada entre las ciudades de Rosario y Buenos Aires, que cuentan con infraestructura considerable para su aprovisionamiento, presenta redes eléctricas y gasíferas poco densas -especialmente hacia el interior- y escaso desarrollo de fuentes de energías alternativas. En materia de gas, faltan gasoductos troncales o regionales. En el sistema eléctrico, hay poca capacidad de generación y se necesita mayor interconexión. Desde distintos niveles se han promovido alternativas en materia de producción, transporte y distribución de energía, pero los avances aún no alcanzan para asegurar la resiliencia energética enla región NOBA. En un contexto de esta índole, actores locales se han organizado para satisfacer sus necesidades energéticas con proyectos nuevos de transporte de gas y de aprovechamiento de recursos locales renovables, con un potencial que aún no ha sido puesto en valor. Abordando proyectos energéticos locales y regionales, este trabajo propone reflexionar acerca de la nueva geografía que podría delinearse en la producción y circulación de la energía, más flexible, fiable y sustentable, fomentando la innovación y la productividad, así como la equidad regional.

  15. A aparição do demônio no Catulé The demon's apparition in Catulé

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    Carlo Castaldi

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Carlos Castaldi faz uma "descrição densa" da tragédia ocorrida no município de Malacacheta, em Minas Gerais, na Fazenda São João da Mata, no ano de 1955. Em abril desse ano, quatro crianças foram assassinadas por um grupo de parceiros convertidos à Igreja Adventista da Promessa, por estarem, segundo acreditavam, possuídas pelo diabo. Em seguida ao fato, por iniciativa conjunta da revista Anhembi, do Instituto Nacional de Estudos Pedagógicos e do Departamento de Sociologia da Faculdade de Filosofia da USP, o sociólogo, a antropóloga Eunice Ribeiro (depois Durham e a psicóloga Carolina Martuscelli seguiram para o local com o objetivo de explicar o ocorrido, ali permanecendo entre 11 de julho e 8 de agosto. O texto relaciona o fato às mudanças sociais que teriam desestruturado o grupo, dialogando diretamente com a tese Os parceiros do Rio Bonito, defendida por Antonio Candido em 1954.Carlos Castaldi provides a 'dense description' of the tragedy that took place in the municipality of Malacacheta, in Minas Gerais, on the São João da Mata Farm in 1955. In April of that year, four children were murdered by a group of sharecroppers converted to the Adventist Church of the Promise, believing that the children had become possessed by the devil. After the incident, a joint initiative of the magazine Anhembi, the National Institute of Pedagogical Studies and the Department of Sociology of the São Paulo University Faculty of Philosophy led to the visit of a team formed by sociologist Carlos Castaldi, anthropologist Eunice Ribeiro (later Durham and psychologist Carolina Martuscelli, who stayed at the locale from July 11th to August 8th with the aim of discovering the reasons behind the event. The text relates the incident to the social changes that had led to the destructuring of the group, dialoguing closely with the doctoral thesis The sharecroppers of the Bonito River, completed by Antonio Candido in 1954.

  16. Atributos do solo-paisagem em áreas degradadas com malva-branca (Sida cordifolia L. no semiárido paraibano

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    Rivaldo Vital Santos

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available O desmatamento, com o intuito de obter madeira para fins energéticos, origina áreas degradadas com solo exposto ou com dominância de extrato herbáceo formado por várias espécies, destacando-se a malva (Herissantia crispa L., a qual funciona como alternativa medicinal ou fitomassa para o rebanho nas épocas de estiagem prolongada. Pelo exposto o presente trabalho objetivou estabelecer o histórico das áreas com predominância de malva branca e diagnosticar os atributos morfológicos, físicos e químicos dos solos. O trabalho foi conduzido em cinco áreas com predominância de malva-branca, onde inicialmente realizou-se sua caracterização geral e o histórico de utilização agrícola. Em seguida fez-se a descrição do perfil, quando coletou-se amostras de solo (0-20 cm para análises granulométricas e químicas. Os resultados demonstraram que todas as áreas têm relevo suavemente ondulado e apresentavam, originalmente, cobertura de Caatinga densa e atualmente são utilizadas para pastejo, têm erosão em sulco, afloramento rochoso e pedregosidade. A morfologia indicou solos rasos, com camadas cimentadas, estrutura granular e em blocos, consistência variável, textura areia franca no horizonte A e argilo-arenosa e areno-argilosa no horizonte B. Os atributos químicos revelaram solos ácidos, com concentrações de fósforo muito baixas e de potássio, cálcio e magnésio médias, com saturação por bases variando de 65 a 78%.

  17. O new urbanism e sua influência no Brasil: o caso da "Cidade Universitária Pedra Branca" em Palhoça, SC

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    Fernando Pinto Ribeiro

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o new urbanism, modelo urbanístico surgido nos Estados Unidos, e sua utilização no empreendimento Pedra Branca em Palhoça, Santa Catarina. Na década de 1980, o new urbanism emerge resgatando conceitos de correntes urbanísticas como o movimento city beautiful e as chamadas garden cities. Como um desdobramento do smart growth, reage ao modelo de crescimento dos subúrbios americanos, reforçando a importância de cidades menores e densas, onde a mobilidade urbana seja realizada a pé e por bicicleta, induzindo ao mínimo o uso do automóvel. Após 25 anos de existência naquele país, esse modelo passa a ser utilizado no Pedra Branca como norteador dos planos de edificação do setor central do empreendimento. Essa intervenção realizada em Palhoça tem adquirido alguns sinais de destaque, uma vez que a grandeza do investimento e do projeto atrai o interesse do poder público local e de empresas importantes que buscam investir no empreendimento. Em adição, o mesmo projeto foi premiado em importante evento de arquitetura internacional, o que intensifica as esperanças da classe empresarial local. O setor central será erigido com base em dez princípios do new urbanism, abrangendo, por exemplo, variedade de moradias, áreas verdes, quadras pequenas, prédios verdes, uso misto, etc. Embora se utilize desses instrumentos, o projeto elucida uma relação conflitante encontrada nos objetivos dos empreendedores e do movimento. Isso significa que o new urbanism passa a agregar, antes de projeto urbanístico, um projeto empresarial, funcionando como instrumento que trará uma distinção em relação a outros empreendimentos desse porte. Dessa finalidade provém a inadvertida promoção do título de cidade sustentável, elucidando um entendimento conflituoso e reducionista do new urbanism por parte dos empreendedores.

  18. Campo de pesquisa em contabilidade: uma análise de redes sob a perspectiva institucional

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    Márcia Maria dos Santos Bortolocci Espejo

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigação teve por objetivo identificar, sob a perspectiva da teoria institucional,os autores e as instituições de destaque envolvidos no campo da pesquisa em Contabilidade no período entre 2004 e 2008. Realizou-se um estudo bibliométrico e sociométrico, de caráter descritivo, de 825 artigos oriundos de anais e periódicos. Para tanto, dividiram-se os artigos em três áreas temáticas - ensino e pesquisa; Contabilidade gerencial; e usuários externos - e se efetuou a apresentação das redes de cooperação, considerando as instituições como um todo e dividindo os autores em conformidade com as áreas temáticas. Posteriormente, procedeu-se à análise das áreas, das instituições e dos autores que mais apresentaram publicações na amostra. Como principais resultados, obteve-se que: a a área usuários externos apresenta maior número de publicações e a área ensino e pesquisa está em ascensão; b a USP se destaca como instituição com maior número de vínculos com autores da amostra e como ator central na rede de cooperação entre instituições; c a rede de cooperação, no tema ensino e pesquisa, apresenta-se mais fragmentada; e d as redes sobre os temas Contabilidade gerencial e, principalmente, usuários externos destacam-se por apresentarem grande número de interconexões entre grupos por meio de laços fracos. Conclui-se que o campo analisado é marcado pela existência de densas redes de cooperação entre autores e entre instituições nacionais, contudo baixas com instituições internacionais. Conclui-se, também, que as análises realizadas, empregando conceitos da teoria institucional, possibilitaram a identificação dos principais agentes envolvidos no campo de pesquisa contábil.

  19. Modelos de regressão para estimação do volume de árvores comerciais, em florestas de Paragominas

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    Eliana Nobre da Silva

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Em fevereiro de 2009, o Ministério do Meio Ambiente criou a Resolução CONAMA 406, que determina que, a partir do segundo Plano Operacional Anual (POA, só será aceito, pelo órgão ambiental competente, o cálculo do volume de árvores em pé, mediante equação de volume, desenvolvida especificamente para o Plano de Manejo Florestal Sustentável (PMFS. Em função disso, necessita-se especificar um modelo estatístico para estimar o volume comercial das árvores. Neste trabalho, ajustou-se o modelo estatístico às informações coletadas em povoamento de floresta Ombrófila densa, localizada no município de Paragominas, Estado do Pará, com o objetivo de selecionar o de melhor ajuste e precisão. A amostra foi composta de 234 árvores, distribuídas em sete classes diamétricas, com amplitudes de 12 cm, no intervalo de 49 até 127 cm. Obteve-se o volume real, medindo-se as circunferências nas secções, a cada 2 m, determinando-se o CAP e a altura comercial real. A seleção para a escolha do melhor modelo teve como referência o valor da estatística F, o mais alto coeficiente de determinação (R², o menor erro padrão da estimativa em percentagem (Syx% e a análise de resíduos, por meio do Desvio Médio Porcentual (DMP. Com base nas estatísticas mencionadas, concluiu-se que o melhor entre os modelos tradicionais, a ser empregado na área, foi o proposto por Schumacher-Hall. Finalmente, concluiu-se que o modelo alternativo, com variável dummy, é melhor e deve ser o adotado em florestas nativas da Amazônia.

  20. Componente epifítico vascular de um fragmento florestal urbano, município de Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Vanilde Citadini-Zanette

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2013v26n2p33   Este estudo teve por objetivo realizar um levantamento florístico e fitossociológico, bem como analisar a distribuição espacial do componente epifítico vascular em um fragmento florestal em área urbana pertencente à floresta ombrófila densa submontana no município de Criciúma-SC. Adicionalmente, informações sobre os grupos ecológicos das espécies epifíticas e as estratégias de polinização e de dispersão também foram apresentadas. Foram amostradas 60 árvores como forófitos com DAP ≥ 10 cm, pelo método de pontos quadrantes centrados, e foi utilizado o método expedito por caminhamento para registrar as espécies epifíticas não amostradas nos forófitos pelo método fitossociológico. A frequência foi avaliada com base na ocorrência dos epífitos nos forófitos e nos segmentos fuste e copa. Foi registrada a presença dos epífitos nos forófitos nos segmentos fuste e copa. Foram encontradas 65 espécies distribuídas em 39 gêneros e em 14 famílias, das quais 49 foram amostradas no levantamento fitossociológico e as demais no levantamento por caminhamento. Bromeliaceae apresentou a maior riqueza, seguida de Orchidaceae e Cactaceae. Tillandsia recurvata (L. L. foi citada pela primeira vez no sul do estado. A diversidade específica foi estimada em H’ = 3,33 e a equabilidade (E foi igual a 0,86. O grupo ecológico dos holoepífitos foi o mais representativo na área de estudo. Entomofilia e anemocoria foram as estratégias predominantes para polinização e dispersão, respectivamente. No levantamento fitossociológico, o número de espécies epifíticas nos forófitos variou de 0 a 21. Os maiores valores de importância foram os relativos à Rhipsalis teres (Vell. Steud. e Microgramma vacciniifolia (Langsd. & Fisch. Copel.

  1. Efeito da dexametasona e do cetoprofeno na osteogênese e na resistência óssea em ratos

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    Patrícia Costa dos Santos da Silva

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito do cetoprofeno e da dexametasona na osteogênese ao redor de implante de hidroxiapatita densa (HAD na tíbia, no osso parietal, e na resistência óssea. Utilizaram-se 15 ratos Wistar, pesando 250±30 g, com 50 dias de idade. Após a anestesia com quetamina/xilazina IM, produziuse no osso parietal e na epífise proximal da tíbia uma cavidade de 3 mm, sendo implantada a HAD. Após a cirurgia os animais foram divididos em três grupos (n=5: controle (CT, anti-inflamatório não esteroidal (AINES e anti-inflamatório esteroidal (AIES. O grupo AINES foi submetido ao tratamento com cetoprofeno na dose de 12 mg/Kg/dia, o AIES recebeu doses de 0,10 mg/kg/dia de dexametasona o grupo CT recebeu solução fisiológica 0,9% (SF por via subcutânea durante 30 dias. Todos os grupos receberam a mesma dieta sólida e água ad libitum. Após 30 dias de experimento os animais sofreram eutanásia, os fêmures coletados, para teste mecânico, e os locais do implante das tíbias e o osso parietal, para análise histomorfométrica. Os grupos AINES e AIES apresentaram menor volume de osso neoformado na falha óssea e ao redor do implante de HAD , como também, menor força máxima para a ruptura completa dos fêmures, quando comparados com o grupo CT. O uso do cetoprofeno e a dexametasona interferiram na osteogênese ao redor do implante de HAD e no osso parietal, diminuindo a resistência óssea principalmente pela inibição da COX2 e diminuição das prostaglandinas, comprometendo a estabilidade e manutenção do implante.

  2. Impacto por huracanes en las praderas de Thalassia testudinum (Hydrocharitaceae en el Caribe Mexicano

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    Leonardo U Arellano-Méndez

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Thalassia testudinum es la macrófita dominante en Bahía de la Ascensión (Quintana Roo, México, se estudió para conocer su distribución espacio- temporal y determinar si fue afectada por el paso de huracanes que se han visto incrementados en fuerza y frecuencia por el cambio climático. Partiendo de una imagen Landsat ETM+de 2001 y usando información de grandes grupos morfofuncionales y de cobertura de T. testudinum adquiridas en 525 estaciones de muestreo, se obtienen las semillas para la clasificación supervisada de los hábitats bénticos (8 clases. Con el fin de cuantificar los cambios ocasionados por dos huracanes, se usaron dos imágenes, una de 1988 (Gilberto y 1995 (Roxanne y tres más (2003, 2005 y 2007 para monitoreo sin efectos meteorológicos mayores; a estos 6 mapas categóricos se les aplicó un análisis de Ecología del Paisaje usando 8 índices que describen las características espaciales, de estructura, función, cambio de los elementos (matriz-mancha-corredor, efectos sobre el ecosistema, conectividad, bordes, forma del parche y fragmentación del hábitat. Los modelos indican que T. testudinum puede clasificarse como un continuo (matriz, pues los fragmentos no se observan de forma intermitente, sino como una progresión de zonas mínimas a máximas en referencia a su cobertura (corredores ecológicos. No poseen una forma regular, indicando que los impactos son recientes y pueden ser debidos a efectos directos (huracanes de alta intensidad e indirectos (aporte de sedimentos. Los fragmentos de tipo "suelos desnudos" presentan una distribución discontinua, considerándose sitios que han permanecido estables en una larga escala de tiempo; las zonas con coberturas más densas ("camas", "praderas medias" y "praderas" presentan baja fragmentación y alta conexión de sus fragmentos. Las características de poseer un perímetro irregular y crecimiento de formal radial, sugieren que el impacto de los meteoros no tiene efecto

  3. Correspondência eficiente de descritores SIFT para construção de mapas densos de pontos homólogos em imagens de sensoriamento remoto

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    Marcelo Teixeira Silveira

    Full Text Available Métodos automáticos de localização de pontos homólogos em imagens digitais baseados em área, combinados com técnicas de crescimento de região, são capazes de produzir uma malha densa e exata de pontos homólogos. Entretanto, o processo de crescimento de região pode ser interrompido em regiões da imagem, cuja paralaxe no eixo horizontal apresenta variação abrupta. Essa situação geralmente é causada por uma descontinuidade na superfície ou espaço-objeto imageado, tal como um prédio numa cena urbana ou um paredão de exploração de uma mina a céu aberto. Nesses casos, novos pares de pontos homólogos (sementes devem ser introduzidos, normalmente por um operador humano, a partir dos quais o processo é reiniciado. Dependendo do tipo da imagem utilizada e da estrutura 3D da região mapeada, a intervenção humana pode ser considerável. Uma alternativa totalmente automatizada em que se combinam as técnicas SIFT (Scale Invariant Feature Transform, pareamento por mínimos quadrados e crescimento de região foi proposta anteriormente pelos autores. O presente trabalho apresenta uma extensão a essa técnica. Basicamente, propõem-se alterações na etapa de correspondência do SIFT, que exploram características de estereogramas produzidos por sensores aéreos e orbitais. Avaliações experimentais demonstram que as modificações propostas trazem dois tipos de benefícios. Em primeiro lugar, obtém-se um aumento do número de pontos homólogos encontrados, sem aumento correspondente na proporção de falsas correspondências. Em segundo lugar, a carga computacional é reduzida substancialmente.

  4. Texts and Glosses -Issue 14- Barataria / Textos y glosas, Barataria nº 14

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    D. Dueñas i Cid

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available En esta obra, el profesor de la Universidad Bordeaux II, François Dubet, revisa su rica trayectoria de investigación desde una perspectiva compiladora y reflexiva. En la obra, el autor repasa las principales ideas y conclusiones obtenidas en las investigaciones desarrolladas a lo largo de su carrera académica, trasladando al lector a la revivencia de su “experiencia sociológica” y creando una motivadora biografía de sus ideas. Este planteamiento narrativo resulta especialmente atractivo, en tanto que rehúye de la cientificidad narrativa para abordar, de manera clara y sintética, diversos ámbitos de investigación sociológica, haciendo partícipe al lector de los resultados de las mismas, así como de las motivaciones, los intereses científicos y las reflexiones que las acompañan. A nivel de contenidos, el libro está dividido en cuatro capítulos temáticos (los movimientos sociales; los suburbios; los alumnos, la escuela y la institución; y, finalmente, la justicia social en los que el autor repasa los ejes temáticos en los que ha desarrollado su investigación. El libro concluye con un capítulo final (la experiencia social que, a modo de conclusión abierta, reflexiona acerca de algunos de los aspectos tra-tados anteriormente, ubicándolos dentro de la densa red de teorías de la disciplina so-ciológica y centrándose, sobretodo, en los debates acerca de la sociedad y la acción social, pero rehuyendo de la pretensión de la verdad absoluta o la “explicación total” para centrarse en las “pequeñas realidades” que configuran la sociedad. Esta reflexión final sirve de excusa para plantear ciertos aspectos metodológicos básicos en la trayectoria del autor, como puede ser la aproximación al individuo como elemento central para la comprensión del funcionamiento de la sociedad, la apuesta por la inductividad cient-fica o la asunción de la subjetividad como motor para la selección de los ámbitos de investigación.

  5. IMPACTO SOCIAL Y POSICIONAMIENTO DE LOS EGRESADOS(AS GRADUADOS(AS DEL PROGRAMA ACADÉMICO DE TRABAJO SOCIAL DE LA UNIVERSIDAD SIMÓN BOLÍVAR EN EL CARIBE COLOMBIANO

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    Nubia Moreno Chaparro

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Las transformaciones del mundo actual plantean exigencias trascendentales al sector educativo y especificamente a la educaci6n superior, cuyo desafio reside en agotar esfuerzos conducentes a la busqueda de la calidad y excelencia academica, mediante la realización de estudios sobre el impacto de graduados(as en los diferentes pro- gramas académicos. En este sentido, a partir del año 2008, el Programa Académico de Trabajo Social de la Universidad Simón Bolívar de Barranquilla inició el proyec- to de investigaci6n titulado "Impacto social de los egresados(as graduados(as de Trabajo Social de la Universidad Simón Bolívar de Barranquilla en la región Caribe colombiana”, cuyo propósito, como sugiere su nombre, fue conocer el impacto so- cial de sus egresados y su posicionamiento en el mercado laboral. Este artículo con- densa los resultados de la aplicación de una encuesta evaluativa a graduados(as que laboran en la ciudad de Barranquilla y su área metropolitana. De manera concreta, sus items se centraron en obtener informaci6n referente a: identificaci6n, posiciona- miento e impacto social en el medio. AbstractExhaustive efforts raised from transcendental requirements, in order to get a high quality and academic excellence in higher education, become a challenge due to the transformation of the current world, Social Work Program of Universidad Si- mon Bolivar from Caribean region (Colombia carried a titled research program out about social impact on graduates students since 2008, named "Social impact on graduates from Social Work program"; it aims to study the social impact and work on graduates into the labour market. This paper collects the results given from an evaluative survey which focuses on identification, position and social impact on graduates who works in Barranquilla and around.

  6. Utilização de dados georreferenciados na determinação de parâmetros de desempenho em colheita mecanizada Using georreferenced data for determination of harvesting parameters

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    José P. Molin

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available As informações sobre o desempenho e a capacidade de trabalho das máquinas agrícolas são de grande importância no gerenciamento de sistemas mecanizados agrícolas, auxiliando na tomada de decisões. A obtenção de informações sobre o desempenho é normalmente realizada de modo manual, por meio da análise dos tempos e movimentos, consumindo recursos, mão-de-obra e tempo. Considerando-se a importância das informações e o custo envolvido na aquisição, o objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar uma metodologia automática para a determinação da capacidade de trabalho de colhedora de cereais. Para tanto, realizou-se o estudo de tempos e movimentos a partir de arquivos de dados obtidos por meio de monitores de produtividade em oito propriedades no Estado do Paraná. A partir dos dados coletados, calcularam-se as diferenças de tempo entre as posições da colhedora no talhão, construindo-se um mapa espacializado das diferenças. Com base no mapa de tempos, foi possível obter os mapas das capacidades de campo e processamento, além das eficiências, sendo a metodologia utilizada viável para avaliar, a partir de amostragem densa e automática, o desempenho operacional de colhedoras sem incorrer em custos adicionais para os produtores.The information about field efficiency and capacity of agricultural machinery is very important for the management of agricultural mechanized systems, helping supporting administration at making decisions. The information is usually obtained by manual ways using resources like, time and people. By considering the importance of the information and the cost of the acquisition, the proposal of this work was to present a methodology to determination field capacity, using information from a yield monitor. Therefore a time motion study, from data files gathered by yield monitors, during a harvester operation in eight farms in the state of Parana (Brazil was carried out. The time difference related to the

  7. Análise faunística de afídeos (Hemiptera, Aphididae na Serra do Mar, Paraná, Brasil Faunistic analysis of aphids (Hemiptera, Aphididae in the Serra do Mar, Paraná, Brazil

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    Crisleide Maria Lazzarotto

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Foram coletados na Serra do Mar, Paraná, 8134 espécimes de afídeos pertencentes a 87 espécies usando armadilhas amarelas de água durante 13 meses em onze locais com um gradiente altitudinal entre 10 m sobre o nível do mar (s.n.m. e 1000 m s.n.m. A ocorrência e a dominância dos afídeos foram correlacionadas com características ambientais de cada área, principalmente com a altitude, flora local e alterações antrópicas. O número mais elevado de espécimes foi entre 78 m e 555 m s.n.m., sendo a grande maioria das espécies classificada como raras. As espécies consideradas comuns coletadas em todos os locais foram as de hábito polífago e aquelas cujos hospedeiros preferenciais estavam presentes na área, como: Aphis spiraecola, Toxoptera aurantii, Brevicoryne brassicae, Tetraneura nigriabdominalis e Uroleucon ambrosiae. Não foi observada uma relação clara entre os índices faunísticos obtidos com a flora local e a altitude das áreas. As armadilhas colocadas em áreas de transição entre os macro-ambientes de Floresta Ombrófila Densa Atlântica Montana e de Floresta Ombrófila Mista capturaram o maior número de espécies de afídeos.A total of 8,134 aphids belonging to 87 species were collected with yellow pan traps during 13 months in Serra do Mar, Paraná State. Eleven places at different altitudes (-10 m to 1000 m above sea level - a.s.l. were surveyed. The occurrence and dominance of the aphids were related to altitude, local flora, and environmental disruption. The number of specimens was the highest at 78 m and 555 m a.s.l., but most of the species were classified as rare. The common species registered were either polyphagous or had their preferential host plants present in the areas. The species Aphis spiraecola, Toxoptera aurantii, Brevicoryne brassicae, Tetraneura nigriabdominalis, and Uroleucon ambrosiae occurred in all surveyed areas. There was no clear relation between the faunistic data with the environmental

  8. Efecto de la disminución de la velocidad vehicular en la durabilidad de una capa asfáltica Effect of reducing traffic speed on the durability of a road asphalt layer

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    Hugo Alexander Rondón Quintana

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, en América Latina las vías están experimentando un incremento en el nivel de congestionamiento vehicular en sus vías principales, y con ello una consecuente baja velocidad de marcha. En el artículo se presentan los resultados de una fase experimental desarrollada con el fin de evidenciar el cambio que experimentan las propiedades mecánicas bajo carga repetida de una mezcla densa en caliente tipo MDC-2 cuando se disminuye la velocidad de circulación vehicular. El caso de estudio que se reporta es para mezclas que se fabrican y construyen en Bogotá D.C., Colombia. Como conclusión general se obtiene que al reducir los vehículos la velocidad de circulación sobre una vía en servicio, la mezcla de concreto asfáltico disminuye su rigidez y la resistencia a fatiga. Por ejemplo, disminuir la velocidad de 60 km/h a 30 km/h genera una disminución aproximada de 15,6% en la rigidez de la mezcla analizada y 39,7% en su vida a fatiga.Due to increased congestion on its main routes, the cities of Latin American, have been experiencing a reduction in traffic speed. This article presents the results of research conducted to establish the changes of the mechanical properties under repeated loads that occur in a MDC-2 hot mix asphalt (HMA when the vehicular speed decreases. The studies were carried out using asphalt mixtures produced in the city of Bogotá, Colombia. As a general conclusion, it has been found that by reducing the speed of traffic, the asphalt concrete mixture reduces its stiffness and resistance to fatigue. For example, a reduction of the speed from 60 km/h to 30 km/h results in a reduction of approximately 15.6% in the stiffness of the asphalt mixture and 39.5% in its fatigue life.

  9. Weather Radar Estimations Feeding an Artificial Neural Network Model Weather Radar Estimations Feeding an Artificial Neural Network Model

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    Dawei Han

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The application of ANNs (Artifi cial Neural Networks has been studied by many researchers in modelling rainfall runoff processes. However, the work so far has been focused on the rainfall data from traditional raingauges. Weather radar is a modern technology which could provide high resolution rainfall in time and space. In this study, a comparison in rainfall runoff modelling between the raingauge and weather radar has been carried out. The data were collected from Brue catchment in Southwest of England, with 49 raingauges covering 136 km2 and two C-band weather radars. This raingauge network is extremely dense (for research purposes and does not represent the usual raingauge density in operational flood forecasting systems. The ANN models were set up with both lumped and spatial rainfall input. The results showed that raingauge data outperformed radar data in all the events tested, regardless of the lumped and spatial input. La aplicación de Redes Neuronales Artificiales (RNA en el modelado de lluvia-flujo ha sido estudiada ampliamente. Sin embargo, hasta ahora se han utilizado datos provenientes de pluviómetros tradicionales. Los radares meteorológicos son una tecnología moderna que puede proveer datos de lluvia de alta resolución en tiempo y espacio. Este es un trabajo de comparación en el modelado lluvia-flujo entre pluviómetros y radares meteorológicos. Los datos provienen de la cuenca del río Brue en el suroeste de Inglaterra, con 49 pluviómetros cubriendo 136 km2 y dos radares meteorológicos en la banda C. Esta red de pluviómetros es extremadamente densa (para investigación y no representa la densidad usual en sistemas de predicción de inundaciones. Los modelos de RNA fueron implementados con datos de entrada de lluvia tanto espaciados como no distribuidos. Los resultados muestran que los datos de los pluviómetros fueron mejores que los datos de los radares en todos los eventos probados.

  10. Agrometeorology and plant disease management: a happy marriage Agrometeorologia e manejo de doenças de plantas: um casamento feliz

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    Terry James Gillespie

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Many plant disease outbreaks are triggered by suitably warm temperatures during periods of leaf wetness. Measurements or estimations of leaf wetness duration provided by Agrometeorologists have allowed Plant Pathologists to devise weather timed spray schemes which often reduce the number of sprays required to control plant diseases, thus lowering costs and benefitting the environment. In the near future, tools such as numerical weather models with small grid spacings, and improved weather radar, are expected to reduce the need for tight networks of surface observations. The weather models will also provide growers with forecast warnings of potential upcoming disease outbreaks, which will further enhance the contribution of agrometeorology to plant disease management.A disseminação de muitas doenças de plantas é influenciada por condições favoráveis de temperatura durante o período de molhamento foliar. As medidas e estimativas da duração do período de molhamento foliar fornecidas pelos Agrometeorologistas têm permitido aos Fitopatologistas dar alertas sobre a necessidade de pulverizações com base nas condições meteorológicas, o que normalmente reduz o número de aplicações para o controle de doenças, resultando em menor custo de produção e menor contaminação do ambiente. Em um futuro próximo, ferramentas como os modelos numéricos de tempo, com alta resolução espacial, e os radares meteorológicos mais avançados, deverão reduzir a necessidade de redes de observação meteorológica de superfície mais densas. Os modelos meteorológicos também possibilitarão a previsão de disseminação potencial das doenças de plantas, o que irá aumentar ainda mais a contribuição da agrometeorologia para o controle fitossanitário mais racional.

  11. EFICÁCIA DA FONOFORESE COM XIMENIA AMERICANA L. NA INFLAMAÇÃO DE TENDÃO DE RATOS

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    Seânia Santos Leal

    Full Text Available RESUMO Introdução: Diversos recursos terapêuticos, como laser e ultrassom isolado, combinados com fármacos e fonoforese têm sido utilizados em casos de inflamação e reparo de tendão, sendo o ultrassom pulsado bastante eficaz em tendinites crônicas. Objetivo: Analisar a eficácia do uso da fonoforese com o extrato etanólico das cascas do caule da Ximenia americana L. na resolução do processo inflamatório crônico em Rattus norvegicus. Métodos: A amostra consistiu em 120 animais para análise da resposta inflamatória, utilizando-se como variáveis edema, força biomecânica, número de fibroblastos e análise histológica. Resultados: Nos 7° e no 14° dia, verificou-se diferença significativa entre o grupo ultrassom com gel do caule de Ximenia americana L. e o grupo ultrassom com placebo (p < 0,05 quanto à redução de edema, aumento da força máxima de ruptura, redução extremamente significativa da deformação máxima (p < 0,001, além de aumento dos fibroblastos. Na análise histológica, houve melhora do processo inflamatório inicial e aceleração do reparo tendíneo, com redução de células inflamatórias e com deposição de colágeno organizado com matriz extracelular densa. Conclusão: O ultrassom pulsado combinado com o gel do caule de Ximenia americana L. é uma forma terapêutica eficaz para a resolução do processo inflamatório crônico.

  12. Trabalho imaterial, compartilhamento de informação e produção colaborativa na sociedade da informaçãoImmaterial labour, information sharing and collaborative production in information society

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    Clóvis Ricardo Montenegro de Lima

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho são revistos, organizados e discutidos conceitos e estratégias em torno das formas colaborativas de produção na sociedade da informação, particularmente aqueles relacionados com o trabalho imaterial e o compartilhamento de informação. O capitalismo no seu modo de desenvolvimento informacional produz mudanças nas relações entre as formas sociais de produção e as tecnologias de informação e comunicação. A produção capitalista atual centraliza os bens imateriais a informação em primeiro lugar. O compartilhamento de informação é parte de processo de produção e, ao mesmo tempo, o seu principal produto. O compartilhamento possibilita a construção de modos de organização inteligentes e solidários, e modos de produção “não-capitalistas”. O compartilhamento produz o comum, em comum. Cria-se uma densa esfera do comum, base para uma recriação incessante. Conclui-se que as formas colaborativas de produção são particularmente importantes para que se singularizem as subjetividades e se produzam modos autônomos de vida.In this work there are reviewed, organized and discussed concepts and strategies around the collaborative production forms in the information society, particularly those related with the immaterial labour and the information sharing. The capitalism in its way ofinformational development produces changes in the relationships between the social forms of production and the technologies of information and communication. The current capitalist production centralizes the immaterial goods - the information in firstplace. Information sharing is part of production process and, at the same time, its main product. Sharing makes possible the construction of intelligent and solidary organization manners, and "no-pitalists" production manners. Sharing produces the common, in common. It grows up a dense sphere of the common, base for an incessant re-creation. It is ended that collaborative production

  13. Biologia de anofelinos amazônicos: XII. Ocorrência de espécies de Anopheles, dinâmica da transmissão e controle da malária na zona urbana de Ariquemes (Rondônia

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    Wanderli Pedro Tadei

    1988-06-01

    Full Text Available Dados sobre o grau de incidência e distribuição de espécies Anopheles, em Ariquemes (RO, evidenciaram que a diversidade é maior na periferia da cidade e que Anopheles darlingi é registrada em praticamente todas as localidades de coleta. O inquérito entomológico revelou níveis diferentes de penetração da espécie na área urbana, podendo-se constatar que os Setores 1 e 3 são áreas livres de malária; Setores 2 e 4 mostram riscos na periferia; e a Área Industrial e Setor de Áreas Especiais, Conjunto BNH, Setor 5 e Vila Velha constituem áreas de alto risco da malária. Nestes últimos, os índices de mosquitos por homem/hora foram os mais elevados, observando-se variações no decorrer das amostragens e conforme a localização da área urbana. Medidas de densidade populacional revelaram mudanças estacionais, sendo os menores valores registrados no período de inverno. A transmissão da malária é discutida, considerando-se: 1 o papel da estrutura física da cidade, na época da fundação, 2 os igarapés que margeam a área urbana e suas relações com o ciclo de desenvolvimento dos anofelinos, 3 os padrões comportamentais da atividade de picar das espécies correlacionados a ambientes naturais e às áreas ecologicamente alteradas, e 4 a importância do manuseio ambiental no controle da malária, para redução da densidade populacional. Para conter o processo migratório do vetor é proposto um cinturão de proteção à cidade, constituído de mata não densa, incluindo também proteção biológica para incentivar a zoofilia dos anofelinos. Os resultados de infecção natural, obtidos em áreas de autoctonia da malária, permitem citar A. darlingi como vetor, sendo discutida a possibilidade de que outras espécies estejam envolvidas na transmissão.

  14. El Concepto de Límite como Indicador de la Maduración de la Lógica Hegeliana

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    Leonardo Mattana

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    Full Text Available El presente texto expone una confrontación entre tres autores fundamentales del idealismo alemán (Kant, Fichte y Hegel sobre un tema de vital importancia tanto para las propuestas de estos autores como para el actual debate filosófico: el concepto de límite. Este problema atraviesa la filosofía alemana de los siglos XVIII y XIX y encuentra en Hegel una elaboración particularmente interesante. Nos ocuparemos por lo tanto de la figura del límite en la Ciencia de la Lógica, donde en pocas y densas páginas, Hegel invierte la dinámica kantiana del límite y también trasfigura la aportación fichteana. Si bien la posición hegeliana resulta en nuestra opinión más interesante, recorrer las problemáticas de Kant y Fichte resulta imprescindible para demostrar el contexto y los desafíos filosóficos a los que Hegel se enfrentaba. El problema del límite, por tanto, se articula en el de la construcción de la identidad, ya que, como vemos en el mismo Kant, el límite implica siempre un sujeto con el que él se relaciona. Justamente es la problematicidad del sujeto en Kant que causa un límite excluyente: un límite que divide las facultades del sujeto sin tener claro lo que es el sujeto. Ya Fichte invierte este punto, a través de la autoposición del sujeto como acción de hecho, dando lugar mediante el límite a la determinidad. Pero es Hegel quien revela cómo el límite tiene un gran potencial a la hora de elaborar el concepto de identidad, trasfigurando las identidades fijas y dando lugar a otras nuevas. Hegel, además de dar un importante giro al problema del límite dentro del idealismo alemán, nos muestra cómo el límite, incluso para la filosofía política, puede constituir un dispositivo teórico esencial para comprender las realidades complejas y entramadas que pueblan nuestro mundo global actual.

  15. Influencia del tratamiento térmico en la cristalización y rugosidad de películas delgadas de LiNbO3 depositadas por el método “Spin Coating”

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    Zaghete, M. A.

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Lithium niobate (LiNbO3 thin films with 1/1 stoichiometry were prepared by a spin-coating from polymeric precursor method. The films deposited on silicon (100 substrates, were thermally treated from 400° to 600°C for 3 hours in order to study the influence of thermal treatment on the crystallinity, microstructure, grain size and roughness. X-ray diffraction (XRD results showed that LiNbO3 phase crystallizes at low temperature (400°C. It was observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM that it is possible to obtain dense thin films at temperatures around 500°C. The atomic force microscopy (AFM results showed that the grain size and roughness are strongly influenced by the annealing temperature.Películas delgadas de niobato de litio (LiNbO3 con estequiometria 1/1 han sido preparadas por el proceso “spin-coating” utilizándose precursores poliméricos. Las capas depositadas en sustratos de silicio (100 han sido tratadas térmicamente entre 400°C y 600°C durante 3 horas. El objetivo ha sido estudiar como el tratamiento térmico influye en la cristalinidad, microestructura, tamaño de granos y rugosidad de as películas. La cristalización de la fase LiNbO3 ocurre a bajas temperaturas (400ϒC, como demuestran los resultados de análisis por difracción de rayos-X (DRX obtenidos para las películas. Los resultados por MEB posibilitaron la conclusión de que a temperaturas alrededor de 500°C se obtienen películas delgadas densas. Por su turno, el tamaño de granos y rugosidad son muy afectados por la temperatura de calentamiento, siendo esta conclusión posible por los análisis por MFA.

  16. Regionalização da vazão Q95: comparação de métodos para a bacia hidrográfica do Rio Taquari-Antas, RS

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    Kássia Regina Bazzo

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available A baixa densidade espacial da rede hidrométrica nacional tem resultado em grandes limitações para a representação do comportamento dos recursos hídricos. Dessa forma, a regionalização de vazões é uma alternativa para melhor explorar os dados já existentes, transferindo informações de um local para outro dentro de uma área com comportamento hidrológico semelhante. Nesse sentido, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as estimativas da vazão mínima de permanência Q95 obtidas através dos métodos Tradicional e Conservação de Massas na bacia do Rio Taquari-Antas, pertencente ao Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, visando auxiliar o planejamento dos recursos hídricos, além de facilitar as tomadas de decisão em relação aos processos de outorga do direito de uso das águas. Como variável explicativa para a regressão matemática foi utilizada a área de drenagem proveniente do Modelo Digital de Elevação Hidrograficamente Condicionado (MDEHC. Foram obtidas as equações de regionalização da vazão de referência Q95 e as respectivas regiões hidrologicamente homogêneas para os dois métodos testados, sendo a magnitude dos erros relativos inerente às metodologias empregadas. Consideradas as particularidades deste trabalho, ambos os métodos avaliados apresentaram resultados satisfatórios na obtenção de modelos para estimativa da vazão Q95, entretanto destaca-se que as técnicas aplicadas não substituem as informações hidrológicas obtidas com uma rede hidrométrica suficientemente densa.

  17. Semiótica de la Interacción Comunicativa en las Organizaciones Semiótica de la Interacción Comunicativa en las Organizaciones

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como fin exponer el marco conceptual y metodológico de una microinvestigación que se viene realizando en la materia Interacción comunicativa en las organizaciones de la Rutade estudios comunicativos del Departamento de Humanidades de la Universidad Eafit. La actividad se centra en la observación de las prácticas comunicativas de algunas organizaciones (pequeñas, grandes, industriales, de salud, etc. Una vez trabajada la instrucción con el método de observación participante, descripción densa,  y la ubicación de categorías y nociones relacionadas con las particularidades de las acciones comunicativas presentadas en  unaorganización, se hace el convenio formal con la organización, se explica la metodología y elobjetivo. La duración de la observación es la misma del período académico (semestral, tiempo en el cual cada equipo de tres estudiantes hace entre 5 y 6 visitas. Luego, se presenta una descripción en exposiciones abiertas a la comunidad y a los miembros de la organización visitada, para terminar con la entrega de una aproximación analítica de los hechos descritos.This article presents both a methodological and conceptual framework for a micro-researchcurrently being developed as part of the course Communicative Interaction in Organisations, ofthe Communicative Studies Area in the Humanities Department at EAFIT University.The activity that is being carried out focuses on the observation of communicative practices ofsome organisations (small, large, industrial, health area, etc. Once instruction on participantobservation, dense description, category allocation and notions relevant to the particularities ofcommunicative actions in organisations has been conducted, a formal agreement is establishedwith specific organisations, and the objective and methodology are explained to them.The observation period has a six-month duration (the academic term.  During this period eachteam of three students visits

  18. Morfologia da megacariocitopoiese esplênica em coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia Branco, no final da gestação e pós-natal - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i1.2126 Morphological study of splenic megakaryocytopoiesis in White New Zealand rabbits in the end of gestation and postnatal period - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i1.2126

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    Full Text Available Estudou-se a megacariocitopoiese esplênica em coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia Branco, na fase fetal e pós-natal. Coletou-se o baço no 28o dia fetal e no 4o, 8o, 12o, 28o, 56o e 84o dia pós-natal. As células megacariocíticas apresentaram, morfologicamente, citoplasma que se alternou de escasso à abundante, variando de levemente basófilo à acidófilo com núcleos grandes, avermelhados, irregulares e cromatina variável, alternando-se de frouxa a densa. O número de nucléolos visíveis variou na dependência do padrão cromatínico, e evidenciaram atividade e seqüência megacariocitopoiética por todo o período estudado, pela presença de células maduras no 28o dia de vida fetal e no 84o dia do período pós-natal. Individualizaram-se, seqüencialmente, por megacarioblasto, promegacariócito, megacariócito cariocinético, megacariócito e metamegacariócito. Concluiu-se que a megacariocitopoiese esplênica, em coelhos, produziu plaquetas pela presença do ambiente estimulador da hemocitopoiese ou, mais especificamente, do microambiente indutor da megacariocitopoiese e trombocitopoiese.Splenic megakaryocytopoiesis was studied in White New Zealand rabbits in the fetal and postnatal phase. The spleen was collected at the 28th fetal day and at 4th, 8th, 12th, 28th, 56th and 84th days after birth. Morphologically, the megakaryocytic cells presented cytoplasm scarce to abundant, lightly basophilc to acidophilic, with large nucleus, reddish and irregular and variable amounts of chromatin loose to dense; the visible number of nucleoli varied depending on the chromatin pattern. It was evidenced megakaryocytopoietic activity and sequence all over the period of the study, by the presence of mature cells, in the 28th day of fetal life and in the 84th day of postnatal, presupposing a subsequent platelets production. It was individualized, sequentially, by megakaryoblast, promegakaryocyte, caryokinetic megakaryocyte, megakaryocite and

  19. Cross over now! Time and urban relational sustainability ¡Cruza ya! Tiempo y sostenibilidad relacional urbana

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    Full Text Available In this paper, we carried out a review of the different
    notions of sustainability and urban sustainable relationships in recent scientific papers. We related some of those notions to a specific event: crossing the road in places managed by traffic lights. We used an idiosyncratic approach to temporality in the sphere of the above-mentioned relationships. Accordingly, we presented the concept of vertical time opposing the traditional view, which we called horizontal time. Lastly, we offered a pair of instances taken from a field diary constructed on the basis of Actor-Network Theory (Latour, 2005, 2002, 2001 and certain interpretation of thick description as suggested by Clifford Geertz (2003. We concluded that urban sustainable relationships are complex, and in order to understand them it is necessary to take into account human and non-human mediators; i.e., intersubjectivity and interobjectivity (Latour, 2005.En el siguiente texto, en primer lugar, recorreremos bibliográficamente la noción de sostenibilidad y de relaciones urbanas sostenibles. Destacaremos el vínculo entre la bibliografía revisada y el acto de cruzar la calle en puntos gestionados semafóricamente. Asimismo, ofreceremos una mirada distinta de tiempo al interior de la sostenibilidad relacional urbana, la cual hemos llamado tiempo vertical. En este sentido, confrontaremos nuestra propuesta con la visión más habitual que decidimos llamar tiempo horizontal. Para finalizar, fundamentaremos nuestros argumentos con notas etnográficas teniendo como fondo analítico la descripción densa (Geertz, 2003, aunque cabe advertir que nuestra aproximación no se aviene a la perspectiva antropológica sino a la psicosocial. Así, asumiremos como plataforma teórica algunos de los supuestos de la Teoría del Actor-Red (Latour, 2005, 2002, 2001. Por modo de conclusión, afirmamos que la sostenibilidad relacional urbana es afín a la complejidad. Para entenderla es necesario tomar en

  20. A escrita de diários na formação docente The writing of diaries in teacher education

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    Full Text Available Este artigo buscou investigar as contribuições da escrita de diários para estudantes de um curso de Pedagogia que já haviam cursado as disciplinas de estágio supervisionado para a docência, em que uma das atividades se referia à elaboração de diários de campo. Os dados foram coletados por meio de questionários com perguntas abertas. A análise dos dados evidenciou que os alunos registravam os acontecimentos no diário logo após o estágio e realizavam uma descrição detalhada deles. Para a maioria dos estudantes a escrita dos diários possibilitou a reflexão sobre a prática observada e sobre a sua própria prática, configurou-se como um apoio à memória e possibilitou o distanciamento das experiências vividas, permitindo a análise mais densa destas. Além disso, evidenciou-se a importância de o formador oferecer feedbacks, orais ou escritos, e de a reflexão sobre os acontecimentos ser pautada no referencial teórico.This article investigated the contribution that keeping a diary, made to pedagogy students who had already attended a course with a supervised teaching stage, in which one of the activities involved the development of field diaries. Data was collected from questionnaires with open questions. Data analysis showed that the students recorded the events in the diary shortly after the supervised lesson/teaching period and that they produced a detailed description of the facts/events. For most students, keeping a diary allowed them to reflect on the practice (of other students they observed, and on their own practice, while also assisting their memory of events and permitting some detachment from their experiences, thereby allowing a more profound analysis of what took place. Moreover, it provided evidence of the importance of the supervisor offering feedback, written or oral, and also the importance of referring to theoretical literature while reflecting on one's teaching.

  1. Extração da mucilagem em sementes de Genipa americana L. visando o potencial fisiológico

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    Amanda Kelly Dias Bezerra

    Full Text Available RESUMOFrutífera pertencente à família Rubiaceae, o jenipapo (Genipa americana L. apresenta ampla distribuição em regiões tropicais úmidas e subtropicais da América Latina. Suas sementes apresentam densa mucilagem aderida, a qual pode prejudicar a germinação favorecendo ao desenvolvimento de microrganismos, requerendo desta forma, operações para a sua eliminação. Diante do exposto, objetivou-se avaliar o potencial fisiológico em lotes de sementes de jenipapo sob diferentes métodos de extração da mucilagem. Frutos provenientes de quatro matrizes de jenipapeiro do município de Areia, PB, foram submetidos aos métodos de extração da mucilagem das sementes: manual com peneira, água corrente e areia; fermentação; centrifugação e H2SO4. Avaliou-se o potencial fisiológico das sementes quanto ao teor de água, germinação, primeira contagem e índice de velocidade de germinação, comprimento e massa seca, emergência de plântulas e teste de sanidade. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado e as médias comparadas pelo teste de Tukey (p < 0,05. O teor de água das sementes foi semelhante entre os lotes. Os diferentes métodos de extração da mucilagem de sementes de jenipapo avaliados não influenciaram a germinação, mantendo a viabilidade, entretanto, quando avaliadas quanto ao vigor, as sementes extraídas na peneira mostram-se superior quando comparadas aos outros métodos. Assim, o método da remoção da mucilagem das sementes de jenipapo em peneira com areia proporcionou sementes com alto potencial fisiológico, não havendo influência na qualidade sanitária destas sementes.

  2. Vegetação arbustivo-arbórea em uma restinga de Jaguaruna, litoral sul do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Full Text Available Para ampliar o conhecimento sobre a planície costeira do Estado de Santa Catarina, foi realizado um estudo fitossociológico do componente arbustivo-arbóreo na restinga da Lagoa do Arroio Corrente, no município de Jaguaruna, sul do Estado. Para amostragem da vegetação, foi usado o método de parcelas, incluindo os indivíduos com diâmetro a altura do solo (DAS mínimo de 2,5 cm. Constatou-se, diferença de altura na fitofisionomia do trecho superior (5 m e do trecho inferior (10 m das dunas, optando-se por realizar a amostragem separadamente. A vegetação da restinga da Lagoa do Arroio Corrente apresentou, no trecho superior, estratificação de baixo porte (1 a 5 m, destacando-se indivíduos arbustivos, conferindo aparência densa à vegetação, devido ao desenvolvimento aglomerado dessas plantas e, no trecho inferior, com indivíduos arbóreos emergentes, conferindo dois estratos, um mais baixo com predomínio de vegetação arbustiva (2 a 5 m e um segundo com indivíduos arbóreos (até 10 m. A riqueza florística resultou em 17 famílias, 25 gêneros e 32 espécies. A área basal total foi de 4,3 m2.ha-1 (trecho superior e 23,2 m2.ha-1 (trecho inferior. Guapira opposita (Vell. Reitz apresentou maior valor de importância, destacando-se também nos demais parâmetros fitossociológicos analisados (frequência, densidade e dominância. As análises efetuadas contribuem com dados estruturais para as restingas de Santa Catarina, podendo auxiliar na caracterização da vegetação dos cordões arenosos do sul do Brasil.

  3. Selective impairment of living things and musical instruments on a verbal 'Semantic Knowledge Questionnaire' in a case of apperceptive visual agnosia.

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    Masullo, Carlo; Piccininni, Chiara; Quaranta, Davide; Vita, Maria Gabriella; Gaudino, Simona; Gainotti, Guido

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    Semantic memory was investigated in a patient (MR) affected by a severe apperceptive visual agnosia, due to an ischemic cerebral lesion, bilaterally affecting the infero-mesial parts of the temporo-occipital cortices. The study was made by means of a Semantic Knowledge Questionnaire (Laiacona, Barbarotto, Trivelli, & Capitani, 1993), which takes separately into account four categories of living beings (animals, fruits, vegetables and body parts) and of artefacts (furniture, tools, vehicles and musical instruments), does not require a visual analysis and allows to distinguish errors concerning super-ordinate categorization, perceptual features and functional/encyclopedic knowledge. When the total number of errors obtained on all the categories of living and non-living beings was considered, a non-significant trend toward a higher number of errors in living stimuli was observed. This difference, however, became significant when body parts and musical instruments were excluded from the analysis. Furthermore, the number of errors obtained on the musical instruments was similar to that obtained on the living categories of animals, fruits and vegetables and significantly higher of that obtained in the other artefact categories. This difference was still significant when familiarity, frequency of use and prototypicality of each stimulus entered into a logistic regression analysis. On the other hand, a separate analysis of errors obtained on questions exploring super-ordinate categorization, perceptual features and functional/encyclopedic attributes showed that the differences between living and non-living stimuli and between musical instruments and other artefact categories were mainly due to errors obtained on questions exploring perceptual features. All these data are at variance with the 'domains of knowledge' hypothesis', which assumes that the breakdown of different categories of living and non-living things respects the distinction between biological entities and

  4. A Categorical Framework for Model Classification in the Geosciences

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    Hauhs, Michael; Trancón y Widemann, Baltasar; Lange, Holger

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    Models have a mixed record of success in the geosciences. In meteorology, model development and implementation has been among the first and most successful examples of triggering computer technology in science. On the other hand, notorious problems such as the 'equifinality issue' in hydrology lead to a rather mixed reputation of models in other areas. The most successful models in geosciences are applications of dynamic systems theory to non-living systems or phenomena. Thus, we start from the hypothesis that the success of model applications relates to the influence of life on the phenomenon under study. We thus focus on the (formal) representation of life in models. The aim is to investigate whether disappointment in model performance is due to system properties such as heterogeneity and historicity of ecosystems, or rather reflects an abstraction and formalisation problem at a fundamental level. As a formal framework for this investigation, we use category theory as applied in computer science to specify behaviour at an interface. Its methods have been developed for translating and comparing formal structures among different application areas and seems highly suited for a classification of the current "model zoo" in the geosciences. The approach is rather abstract, with a high degree of generality but a low level of expressibility. Here, category theory will be employed to check the consistency of assumptions about life in different models. It will be shown that it is sufficient to distinguish just four logical cases to check for consistency of model content. All four cases can be formalised as variants of coalgebra-algebra homomorphisms. It can be demonstrated that transitions between the four variants affect the relevant observations (time series or spatial maps), the formalisms used (equations, decision trees) and the test criteria of success (prediction, classification) of the resulting model types. We will present examples from hydrology and ecology in

  5. Functional display of ice nucleation protein InaZ on the surface of bacterial ghosts.

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    Kassmannhuber, Johannes; Rauscher, Mascha; Schöner, Lea; Witte, Angela; Lubitz, Werner

    2017-09-03

    In a concept study the ability to induce heterogeneous ice formation by Bacterial Ghosts (BGs) from Escherichia coli carrying ice nucleation protein InaZ from Pseudomonas syringae in their outer membrane was investigated by a droplet-freezing assay of ultra-pure water. As determined by the median freezing temperature and cumulative ice nucleation spectra it could be demonstrated that both the living recombinant E. coli and their corresponding BGs functionally display InaZ on their surface. Under the production conditions chosen both samples belong to type II ice-nucleation particles inducing ice formation at a temperature range of between -5.6 °C and -6.7 °C, respectively. One advantage for the application of such BGs over their living recombinant mother bacteria is that they are non-living native cell envelopes retaining the biophysical properties of ice nucleation and do no longer represent genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

  6. The oceanography programme of the Federal German Government

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    The oceanography programme of the Federal German Government has the following general aims: 1. To lay the foundation for better understanding of the role of the ocean as a climate factor and repercussions on the ocean from climate change as a basis for future preventive and protective action. 2. Identification of natural and anthropogenous factors of stress to the coastal seas, the coastal regions and the open ocean, research into their dynamics and impact, and development of bases, methods and concepts for describing and evaluating the condition of the coastal seas, coastal regions and open ocean and for projecting and/or remedying relative changes. 3. Development of methods and techniques for climate and environment-related research into and monitoring of the oceans and for careful exploitation of living and non-living resources. (orig.) [de

  7. Memory and neural networks on the basis of color centers in solids.

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    Winnacker, Albrecht; Osvet, Andres

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    Optical data recording is one of the most widely used and efficient systems of memory in the non-living world. The application of color centers in this context offers not only systems of high speed in writing and read-out due to a high degree of parallelism in data handling but also a possibility to set up models of neural networks. In this way, systems with a high potential for image processing, pattern recognition and logical operations can be constructed. A limitation to storage density is given by the diffraction limit of optical data recording. It is shown that this limitation can at least in principle be overcome by the principle of spectral hole burning, which results in systems of storage capacities close to the human brain system.

  8. Modelling protocells the emergent synchronization of reproduction and molecular replication

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    The monograph discusses models of synthetic protocells, which are cell-like structures obtained from non-living matter endowed with some rudimentary kind of metabolism and genetics, but much simpler than biological cells. They should grow and proliferate, generating offsprings that resemble in some way the parent protocells with some variation, so that selection may take place. Sustainable protocell populations have not yet been obtained experimentally and mathematical models are therefore extremely important to address key questions concerning their synthesis and behavior. Different protocell “architectures” have been proposed and high-level abstract models like those that are presented in this book are particularly relevant to gain a better understanding of the different properites. These models are able to treat all the major dynamical phenomena in a unified framework, so they can be seen as “virtual laboratories” for protocell research. Particular attention is paid to the problem of synchronizatio...

  9. Mechanobiological induction of long-range contractility by diffusing biomolecules and size scaling in cell assemblies

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    Dasbiswas, K.; Alster, E.; Safran, S. A.

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    Mechanobiological studies of cell assemblies have generally focused on cells that are, in principle, identical. Here we predict theoretically the effect on cells in culture of locally introduced biochemical signals that diffuse and locally induce cytoskeletal contractility which is initially small. In steady-state, both the concentration profile of the signaling molecule as well as the contractility profile of the cell assembly are inhomogeneous, with a characteristic length that can be of the order of the system size. The long-range nature of this state originates in the elastic interactions of contractile cells (similar to long-range “macroscopic modes” in non-living elastic inclusions) and the non-linear diffusion of the signaling molecules, here termed mechanogens. We suggest model experiments on cell assemblies on substrates that can test the theory as a prelude to its applicability in embryo development where spatial gradients of morphogens initiate cellular development.

  10. Revolutions that made the earth

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    Lenton, Tim

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    The Earth that sustains us today was born out of a few remarkable, near-catastrophic revolutions, started by biological innovations and marked by global environmental consequences. The revolutions have certain features in common, such as an increase in the complexity, energy utilization, and information processing capabilities of life. This book describes these revolutions, showing the fundamental interdependence of the evolution of life and its non-living environment. We would not exist unless these upheavals had led eventually to 'successful' outcomes - meaning that after each one, at length, a new stable world emerged. The current planet-reshaping activities of our species may be the start of another great Earth system revolution, but there is no guarantee that this one will be successful. This book explains what a successful transition through it might look like, if we are wise enough to steer such a course. This book places humanity in context as part of the Earth system, using a new scientific synthe...

  11. Metal biosorption-flotation. Application to cadmium removal.

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    Matis, K A; Zouboulis, A I; Grigoriadou, A A; Lazaridis, N K; Ekateriniadou, L V

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    Biosorption using suspended non-living biomass, and flotation (for consequent solid/liquid separation of the metal-loaded biomass) have been studied in the laboratory as a possible combined process, for the removal of toxic metals (i.e., cadmium) from dilute aqueous solutions. The various parameters of the process were investigated in depth, including re-use of biosorbent. A filter aid (contained in the biomass industrial waste used) was found not really to interfere. Zeta-potential measurements of the aforementioned system were also carried out. Promising results were obtained during continuous-flow experiments. A flotation residence time of 4 min was achieved. Metal removal and suspended biomass recovery were generally over 95%.

  12. Is life supernatural?

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    Levin, Gilbert V.

    2015-09-01

    The big question of the origin of life is examined. The paradox created by Pasteur's resounding edict: Life only comes from life, pitted against the need for spontaneous generation is explored. This seemingly dead-end conundrum contrasts sharply with the great progress we have made in understanding the evolution of the species since Darwin's revolutionary insight. The conditions and sources of energy that might have promoted non-living molecules and compounds to cross the sharp line from inert to living are contemplated. Abiotic synthesis might help explain the origin, but still fails to explain the moment of vitalization. A different approach to discovering when the inert becomes alive is proposed. The need for, and a way to bring forth, a "Bio-Einstein" to solve this penultimate question of life's origin are presented.

  13. MaxSynBio - Avenues towards creating cells from the bottom up.

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    Schwille, Petra; Spatz, Joachim; Landfester, Katharina; Bodenschatz, Eberhard; Herminghaus, Stephan; Sourjik, Victor; Erb, Tobias; Bastiaens, Philippe; Lipowsky, Reinhard; Hyman, Anthony; Dabrock, Peter; Baret, Jean-Christophe; Vidakovic-Koch, Tanja; Bieling, Peter; Dimova, Rumiana; Mutschler, Hannes; Robinson, Tom; Tang, Dora; Wegner, Seraphine; Sundmacher, Kai

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    A large Max Planck-based German research consortium ('MaxSynBio') was formed to investigate living systems from a fundamental perspective. The research program of MaxSynBio relies solely on the bottom-up approach to Synthetic Biology. MaxSynBio focuses on the detailed analysis and understanding of essential processes of life, via their modular reconstitution in minimal synthetic systems. The ultimate goal is to construct a basic living unit entirely from non-living components. The fundamental insights gained from the activities in MaxSynBio can eventually be utilized for establishing a new generation of biotechnological processes, which would be based on synthetic cell constructs that replace natural cells currently used in conventional biotechnology. © 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  14. Swimming droplets driven by a surface wave

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    Ebata, Hiroyuki; Sano, Masaki

    2015-02-01

    Self-propelling motion is ubiquitous for soft active objects such as crawling cells, active filaments, and liquid droplets moving on surfaces. Deformation and energy dissipation are required for self-propulsion of both living and non-living matter. From the perspective of physics, searching for universal laws of self-propelled motions in a dissipative environment is worthwhile, regardless of the objects' details. In this article, we propose a simple experimental system that demonstrates spontaneous migration of a droplet under uniform mechanical agitation. As we vary control parameters, spontaneous symmetry breaking occurs sequentially, and cascades of bifurcations of the motion arise. Equations describing deformable particles and hydrodynamic simulations successfully describe all of the observed motions. This system should enable us to improve our understanding of spontaneous motions of self-propelled objects.

  15. The Past, Present, and Future of Artificial Life

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    Full Text Available For millennia people have wondered what makes the living different from the non-living. Beginning in the mid-1980s, artificial life has studied living systems using a synthetic approach: build life in order to understand it better, be it by means of software, hardware, or wetware. This review provides a summary of the advances that led to the development of artificial life, its current research topics, and open problems and opportunities. We classify artificial life research into fourteen themes: origins of life, autonomy, self-organization, adaptation (including evolution, development, and learning, ecology, artificial societies, behavior, computational biology, artificial chemistries, information, living technology, art, and philosophy. Being interdisciplinary, artificial life seems to be losing its boundaries and merging with other fields.

  16. Fewer out-of-sequence vaccinations and reduction of child mortality in Northern Ghana

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    Welaga, Paul; Oduro, Abraham; Debpuur, Cornelius

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    Background: Studies suggest that diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine administered simultaneously with measles vaccine (MV) or DTP administered after MV are associated with higher child mortality than having MV-after-DTP3 as most recent vaccination. We tested this in Northern Ghana where...... the prevalence of such out-of-sequence vaccinations has declined. Methods: Using annual cohort data of children aged 12-23. months from 1996 to 2012 and Cox proportional hazards models, we assessed survival in relation to the most recent vaccination status within the next 12. months and until five years of age....... We assessed whether mortality in children aged 12-59. months was higher when the most recent vaccine was non-live (DTP) rather than live (MV or OPV). Results: Out-of-sequence vaccinations with DTP-containing vaccines and MV declined from 86% in 1989 to 24% in 1996 and 0.7% in 2012. Between 1996...

  17. Chemical evolution and life

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    Full Text Available In research on the origins of life, the concept of “chemical evolution” aims at explaining the transition from non-living matter to living matter. There is however strong disagreement when it comes to defining this concept more precisely, and in particular with reference to a chemical form of Darwinian evolution: for some, chemical evolution is nothing but Darwinian evolution applied to chemical systems before life appeared; yet, for others, it is the type of evolution that happened before natural selection took place, the latter being the birthmark of living systems. In this contribution, I review the arguments defended by each side and show how both views presuppose a dichotomous definition of “life”.

  18. On semiotic causality, levels of life, and the reification of resification

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    Emmeche, Claus

    2012-01-01

    that it possible to find a kind of natural abstraction in natural systems when seen in a macro-historical perspective. The tradition of systems theory and non-linear dynamics see life as having emerged from non-living systems in an open process of generating new levels of organization. However, this perspective......A biosemiotic perspective upon modeling causation and levels of life can help inform our search for a deeper understanding of complex living systems. We attempt, first, to reify the notion of abstraction to include emergent natural processes of some kind, and second, to warrant the claim...... is incomplete and must be complemented with a conceptual model of how the newer more complex higher levels constrain and thus interpret, i.e., determine, processes and components at lower levels in the hierarchy, and that this kind of ‘downward causation’ is a semiotic process in the sense of involving natural...

  19. Microneedle and mucosal delivery of influenza vaccines

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    Kang, Sang-Moo; Song, Jae-Min; Kim, Yeu-Chun

    2017-01-01

    In recent years with the threat of pandemic influenza and other public health needs, alternative vaccination methods other than intramuscular immunization have received great attention. The skin and mucosal surfaces are attractive sites probably because of both non-invasive access to the vaccine delivery and unique immunological responses. Intradermal vaccines using a microinjection system (BD Soluvia) and intranasal vaccines (FluMist) are licensed. As a new vaccination method, solid microneedles have been developed using a simple device that may be suitable for self-administration. Because coated micorneedle influenza vaccines are administered in the solid state, developing formulations maintaining the stability of influenza vaccines is an important issue to be considered. Marketable microneedle devices and clinical trials remain to be developed. Other alternative mucosal routes such as oral and intranasal delivery systems are also attractive for inducing cross protective mucosal immunity but effective non-live mucosal vaccines remain to be developed. PMID:22697052

  20. Dog Theft: A Case for Tougher Sentencing Legislation.

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    Harris, Lauren K

    2018-05-22

    Dogs, and other companion animals, are currently classed as "property" in theft sentencing legislation for England and Wales. This means that offenders who steal dogs are given similar sentences to those that steal inanimate objects. This review presents the argument that the penalty for dog theft should be more severe than for the theft of non-living property. Evidence of the unique bond between dogs and humans, and discussion of the implications of labelling a living being as mere "property" are used to support this argument. The review concludes that the Sentencing Council's guidelines should be amended so that offences involving the theft of a companion animal are deemed to be a Category 2 offence or above. The review further proposes that "theft of a companion animal" should be listed in the Sentencing Council's guidelines as an aggravating factor.

  1. Planetary Environments and Origins of Life

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    Ollivier Marc

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The present strategies proposed for the search for the origins of life and for extra-terrestrial life are mainly based on Earth-life and its adaptation along geological eras to the Earth environment. These strategies should however face the difficulty that one cannot as yet accurately date the appearance of life on Earth, and consequently one cannot identify a chronology of phenomena related to the transition from the non-living to the living and the dependence of these phenomena on the Earth environment. In this paper, we present new approaches to search for the origins of life on the Earth and next, for life on exoplanets. This study is based on our experience gained at the head of the CNRSc interdisciplinary research initiative "Environnements Planétaires et Origines de la Vie (EPOVd, and on the analysis of the projects the initiative funded.

  2. Implications of causality for quantum biology - I: topology change

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    Scofield, D. F.; Collins, T. C.

    2018-06-01

    A framework for describing the causal, topology changing, evolution of interacting biomolecules is developed. The quantum dynamical manifold equations (QDMEs) derived from this framework can be related to the causality restrictions implied by a finite speed of light and to Planck's constant to set a transition frequency scale. The QDMEs imply conserved stress-energy, angular-momentum and Noether currents. The functional whose extremisation leads to this result provides a causal, time-dependent, non-equilibrium generalisation of the Hohenberg-Kohn theorem. The system of dynamical equations derived from this functional and the currents J derived from the QDMEs are shown to be causal and consistent with the first and second laws of thermodynamics. This has the potential of allowing living systems to be quantum mechanically distinguished from non-living ones.

  3. Novel Robotic Platforms for the Accurate Sampling and Monitoring of Water Columns

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    Roemi Fernández

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The hydrosphere contains large amounts of suspended particulate material, including living and non-living material that can be found in different compositions and concentrations, and that can be composed of particles of different sizes. The study of this particulate material along water columns plays a key role in understanding a great variety of biological, chemical, and physical processes. This paper presents the conceptual design of two patented robotic platforms that have been conceived for carrying out studies of water properties at desired depths with very high accuracy in the vertical positioning. One platform has been specially designed for operating near to a reservoir bottom, while the other is intended to be used near the surface. Several experimental tests have been conducted in order to validate the proposed approaches.

  4. PENINDAKAN ILLEGAL FISHING DAN PERJANJIAN BILATERAL BIDANG PERIKANAN DENGAN NEGARA TETANGGA

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    Ms. Koesrianti

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Indonesia is the biggest maritim state in the world as two third of its area are ocean. In order to maximized its fisheries products, Indonesia has some policies regarding to the management of its waters, including eradicating illegal logging and reforming bilateral agreements with some neighbor countries. This policies, however, appear to be not yet optimal. The government in 1985 has ratified the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982 with the Act 17/1985. However, up to now, Indonesia has not ratified yet the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement 1995 and the 1993 Compliance Agreement as the continued arrangements of UNCLOS 1982. Indonesia should conduct such ratification in order to optimize the Indonesian fisheries industry in which its natural resources, whether living or non-living can be explored and exploited. This is crucial as fisheries industries can provide fish stock as alternative healthy food for the people in Indonesia.

  5. Zaha Hadid: Between the Visionary and the Pragmatic

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    Georgi Stanishev

    2017-09-01

    Since the establishment of partnership between Hadid and Patrik Schumacher, the studio had focused on computer and parametric planning strategies. The Parametricist Manifesto (2008 became the culmination of that direction. The parametric design guides Zaha toward searching for new relations between architecture and modeling of forms of field conditions, force lines and fluid processes in nature. Computer mathematics models evolutionary processes of the occurrence of natural forms in the living and non-living environment… Within the last decades, influenced by Schumacher’s parametric ideology, Hadid’s projects have more and more imitated the natural processes of creation of spatial and formal models resembling the organic world. The text given below, however, reveals the roots of Zaha’s architectural ideology, that developed at the edge of the 1980s and 90s on the basis of Russian avant-garde art and architecture, and partially hidden resonances with the inner world of the East.

  6. BEST: Bilingual environmental science training: Grades 1--2

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    This booklet is one of a series of bilingual guides to environmental-science learning activities for students to do at home. Lesson objectives, materials required, procedure, vocabulary, and subjects integrated into the lesson are described in English for each lesson. A bilingual glossary, alphabetized by English entries, with Spanish equivalents and definitions in both English and Spanish, follows the lesson descriptions, and is itself followed by a bibliography of English-language references. This booklet includes descriptions of ten lessons covering surface tension in water, the life cycle of plants, the protective function of the skeletal system, functions and behavior of the circulatory system and how to measure its activities, structure and functions of the digestive system, simple food chains, how that many foods come from different plant parts, importance of a good diet, distinguishing living and non-living things, and the benefits of composting. 8 figs.

  7. Characterization of Pb2+ biosorption by psychrotrophic strain Pseudomonas sp. I3 isolated from permafrost soil of Mohe wetland in Northeast China.

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    Li, Dandan; Xu, Xingjian; Yu, Hongwen; Han, Xuerong

    2017-07-01

    Due to the long and severe winter in Northeast China, wastewater containing lead (Pb) is treated inefficiently, resulting in irregular disposal. In order to solve this problem, a Pb-resistant psychrotrophic bacterium, Pseudomonas sp. I3, was isolated from permafrost soil of Mohe wetland and served as biosorbent for Pb 2+ removal under 15 °C. The minimum inhibitory concentration of strain I3 for Pb 2+ was 7.5 mM, which was higher than that of Escherichia coli DH5α (1.5 mM). However, acid digestion results showed that these two bacteria had a comparable biosorption capacity for Pb 2+ , suggesting no direct relationship between biosorption ability of bacteria and their metal-resistance. Acid digestion results also proved that intracellular Pb accumulation was mainly contributed to the distinct performance between living and non-living biosorbents, which was further confirmed by the analyses of TEM-EDS. Results of FTIR revealed that functional groups including CH 2 , CO, CN, NH, COO and SO 3 were participated in the biosorption process of the tested biosorbents no matter bacteria were living or not. The effects of environmental factors including pH, temperature, biomass dose, operation time and initial Pb 2+ concentration were investigated through a batch of biosorption experiments. The equilibrium data for living and non-living biosorbent were well fitted to Langmuir model with their maximum Pb 2+ biosorption capacities of 49.48 and 42.37 mg/g, respectively. The kinetic data for each biosorbent were well described by pseudo-second order kinetic model. Overall, Pseudomonas sp. I3 seemed to be an effective biosorbent for cleansing Pb 2+ from contaminated wastewater at low temperature. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Environments: A New Cutting-Edge International and Interdisciplinary Scholarly Open Access Journal

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    Yu-Pin Lin

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    Full Text Available Environments across the earth comprise human and natural systems which are influenced and changed by natural processes and anthropogenic activities of various scales, both globally and locally [1–4]. Natural systems such as aquatic, atmospheric, and terrestrial environments without human intervention encompass all living and non-living things with interactions of processes such as environmental physical, chemical, biological, and biogeochemical. Such processes need to be examined in environmental studies using advanced techniques and analysis methods. Moreover, through such processes, the living and non-living are intimately related to each other as natural systems from aquatic, atmospheric, and terrestrial environments also provide natural resources for human needs [1]. Conversely, human systems comprise areas and components that human activities such as agricultural activities, industrialization, or urbanization heavily influence, possibly causing environmental pollution. Correspondingly, environmental analytical methods and techniques for pollution control and prevention, as well as conservation of natural resources all provide further insight into environmental chemistry, environmental biology, ecology, geosciences, and environmental physics in natural systems from the viewpoint of environmental planning, environmental engineering and policy, environmental health and toxicology. Environmental pollution and soil, air, and water-related disasters involve complex interactions among natural and anthropogenic causes [1,4–9]. However, as is well recognized, in addition to their increasing emphasis on the investigation of environmental science and related techniques, environmental studies also focus on environmental planning, environmental assessments, environmental management, and environmental policy that cross multiple disciplinary boundaries in order to solve environmental problems, and thus improve our environment. [...

  9. Removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution by fungal biomass

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    Ahluwalia, Sarabjeet Singh [Department of Biotechnology, General Shivdev Singh Diwan Gurbachan Singh Khalsa College, Patiala, Punjab (India); Goyal, Dinesh [Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab (India)

    2010-10-15

    Chromium compounds are released by industrial processes including leather production, mining, petroleum refining, in textile industry and dyeing. They are a significant threat to the environment and public health because of their toxicity. Removal of hexavalent chromium by living biomass of different fungi was effective in the order of Aspergillus terricola>Aspergillus niger>Acremonium strictum>Aureobasidium pullulans>Paecilomyces variotii>Aspergillus foetidus>Cladosporium resinae>Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Non-living dried fungal biomass showed higher potential for metal removal than living cells. Among all fungi dead biomass of P. chrysosporium, C. resinae and P. variotii had the maximum specific chromium uptake capacity, which was 11.02, 10.69 and 10.35 mg/g of dry biomass respectively at pH 4.0-5.0 in batch sorption. Removal of Cr(VI) by P. chrysosporium from multi-metallic synthetic solution as well as chrome effluent was significant by bringing down the residual concentration to 0.1 mg/L in the effluent, which falls within the permissible range and its removal was not affected by the presence of other metal ions such as Fe, Zn and Ni. Fourier transform infrared spectral analysis revealed the presence of carboxylate (C=O) and amine (-NH{sup +}{sub 3}-NH{sup +}{sub 2}) functional groups commonly present on the cell surface of all fungi, with possible involvement in chromium binding. The result indicates that non-living fungal biomass either obtained as a by-product of fermentation industry or mass produced using inexpensive culture media can be used for bioremediation of Cr(VI) from chrome effluent on large scale. (Copyright copyright 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  10. INFLUENCIA DE LA VEGETACIÓN EN LOS NIVELES DE RUIDO URBANO INFLUÊNCIA DA VEGETAÇÃO NOS NÍVEIS DE RUÍDO URBANO INFLUENCE OF VEGETATION IN URBAN NOISE LEVELS

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    Martha Isabel Posada

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar la capacidad de la vegetación para mitigar el ruido en el valle de Aburrá. La metodología comprendió dos fases: la primera consistió en la revisión de información secundaria relacionada con dicha función de la vegetación, lo que permitió obtener las bases conceptuales para el posterior desarrollo experimental. En la segunda fase se realizó la medición de los niveles de ruido a 10 m de la fuente sonora (vía de alto tráfico vehicular en zonas verdes públicas urbanas con diferentes coberturas vegetales (arbórea, arbustiva y arbórea-arbustiva y sin vegetación. Los resultados no arrojaron diferencias significativas entres los sitios con vegetación y sin ella, lo que permite inferir que en las condiciones del estudio, caracterizadas por contar con unos pocos individuos arbóreos o arbustivos dispersos y poco densos, la vegetación no cumple un papel significativo en la disminución del ruido. Por lo tanto, para su control en zonas urbanas deben tomarse medidas diferentes a la plantación de árboles, o establecer barreras vivas más anchas, largas, altas y densas.O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a capacidade da vegetação para mitigar o ruído no vale de Aburrá. A metodologia compreendeu duas fases: a primeira consistiu na revisão de informação secundária relacionada com dita função da vegetação, o que permitiu obter as bases conceptuais para o posterior desenvolvimento experimental. Na segunda fase se realizou a medição dos níveis de ruído a 10 m da fonte sonora (via de alto tráfico veicular em zonas verdes públicas urbanas com diferentes coberturas vegetais (arbórea, arbustiva e arbórea-arbustiva e sem vegetação. Os resultados não arrojaram diferenças significativas entre os lugares com vegetação e sem ela, o que permite inferir que sob as condições do estudo, caracterizadas por contar com uns poucos indivíduos arbóreos ou arbustivos dispersos e pouco densos, a vegeta

  11. EVALUATION OF HMA CRACKING RESISTANCE AS A FUNCTION OF LABORATORY AGING BASED ON THE DIRECT-TENSION TEST EVALUACIÓN DE LA RESISTENCIA AL AGRIETAMIENTO DE MEZCLAS ASFÁLTICAS EN CALIENTE EN FUNCIÓN DE SU ENVEJECIMIENTO A PARTIR DEL ENSAYO DE TENSIÓN DIRECTA AVALIAÇÃO DA RESISTÊNCIA AS RACHADURAS DE MISTURAS ASFÁLTICAS EM QUENTE EM FUNÇÃO DE SEU ENVELHECIMENTO A PARTIR DO ENSAIO DE TENSÃO DIRETA

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    Lubinda F Walubita

    2012-06-01

    gradación densa fueron sometidas a diferentes condiciones de envejecimiento en laboratorio y luego sometidas al ensayo de TD. A partir de este ensayo, el comportamiento ante fractura se caracterizó en términos de la resistencia a tensión, deformación unitaria de tensión a la carga de falla, rigidez y energía de fractura. En general, los resultados indicaron que el envejecimiento por oxidación del asfalto tiene un efecto negativo sobre la respuesta ante fractura y la resistencia al agrietamiento de la MAC, el cual puede ser captado por medio del ensayo de TD. Por lo tanto, el envejecimiento del asfalto debe ser considerado y cuantificado en forma adecuada durante el diseño y análisis de la MAC. Sin embargo, se recomienda adelantar investigación adicional con otras mezclas y correlacionar resultados con datos de campo para validar la información de laboratorio reportada en este artículo.A mistura asfáltica em quente (MAQ é um material composto, heterogéneo, integrado por cimento asfáltico (ou asfalto, agregados, vazios e outros aditivos incluindo cal, fibras, etc., usado predominantemente para a construção de pavimentos. Ao longo do tempo, a MAC sofre envelhecimento, o qual implica mudanças nas propriedades do material e em sua resposta. Este artigo documenta um estudo de laboratório levado a cabo para avaliar a possibilidade de empregar o ensaio de tensão direta (TD para determinar os efeitos do envelhecimento do asfalto sobre as propriedades de fratura e resistência à rachadura de MAC. Dois MAC de gradação densa foram submetidas a diferentes condições de envelhecimento em laboratório e depois submetidas ao ensaio de TD. A partir deste ensaio, o comportamento à fratura caracterizou-se em termos da resistência a tensão, deformação unitária de tensão à carga de falha, rigidez e energia de fratura. Em geral, os resultados indicaram que o envelhecimento por oxidação do asfalto tem um efeito negativo sobre a resposta à fratura e a resist

  12. Estudo da movimentação de plantas aquáticas imersas presentes no reservatório da UHE Eng. Souza Dias - Jupiá Movement of submerged aquatic weeds in UHE Eng. Souza Dias reservoir - Jupiá, Brazil

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    D. Martins

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi desenvolver um método para determinação de pontos de reprodução e de suas respectivas importâncias na disseminação das espécies E. densa, E. najas e C. demersum no reservatório de Jupiá. Foram monitorados dez locais nos quais se encontrou registro de altas infestações dessas espécies. Dois desses locais situam-se no rio Paraná, nas lagoas denominadas de "Ferradura" e "Pernilongo"; os outros oito sítios estão localizados no rio Tietê, nas lagoas marginais "Testemunha", "Barrenta", "Vírgula" e "Flórida", e no leito do rio nos pontos "Acima da Ponte dos Barrageiros", "Abaixo da Ponte", "Baía ao Lado da Ponte" e em frente da "Praia de Itapura". Em cada um desses sítios de reprodução foram liberados e monitorados dez blocos de plantas aquáticas imersas por mês. Os blocos possuíam volume de 0,14 cm³ e receberam uma etiqueta plástica de identificação externa e uma bóia de cor laranja, com o objetivo de serem facilmente localizadas ou visualizadas à distância. Após a soltura, cada bloco foi georreferenciado por meio de um aparelho GPS, sendo o seu deslocamento avaliado a cada 15 dias. Os sítios "Lagoa Vírgula", "Lagoa Testemunha" e "Lagoa Barrenta" destacaram-se quanto ao número de blocos (30, 20 e 19 blocos, respectivamente, que percorreram distâncias superiores a 500 m e, conseqüentemente, saíram de seus respectivos locais de reprodução. A grande maioria dos blocos permaneceu dentro da "Lagoa Flórida"; somente 12 blocos saíram e alcançaram o leito do rio Tietê. O sítio denominado "Leito Acima da Ponte" foi o que mais se destacou dentre os três localizados no leito do rio Tietê, pois forneceu 18 blocos de plantas, enquanto os sítios "Abaixo da Ponte" e "Baía ao Lado da Ponte" forneceram 15 e 14 blocos, respectivamente. O sítio "Praia de Itapura" foi o que apresentou menor importância em relação ao fornecimento de plantas imersas no rio Tietê, sendo localizadas apenas

  13. Ecological responses of epilithic diatoms and aquatic macrophytes to fish farm pollution in a Spanish river

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    Camargo, Julio A.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available We examined the ecological responses of epilithic diatoms and aquatic macrophytes to organic pollution and nutrient enrichment caused by a trout farm effluent in the upper Tajuña River (Guadalajara, Spain. Four sampling sites were selected over the study area: one site (S-1 placed upstream from the trout farm was used as a reference station; sampling sites S-2, S-3 and S-4 were set, respectively, about 10, 100 and 1000 metres downriver of the trout farm outlet. The river bottom was mainly stony with cobbles and pebbles at S-1, S-3 and S-4, but at S-2 it was covered by a thick layer of organic sediment. Although some macrophyte species (Apium nodiflorum, Groenlandia densa were either absent or fewer downstream of the farm, abundance (% coverage and diversity (number of species for the aquatic macrophyte community as a whole increased. In contrast, epilithic diatoms were completely absent at S-2, and some species (Diploneis parma, Fragilaria ulna, Gomphonema angustatum, Nitzschia dissipata were also absent at S-3 and S-4. Indeed, diatom diversity (number of species was lower at S-3 and S-4 than at S-1. However, diatom abundance (cells/cm2 was higher at S-3 and S-4 than at S-1. Biological indices for diatoms (IBD, TDI indicated a better water quality at S-1 than at S-3 and S-4, with a clear tendency to improve with distance from the fish farm. In contrast, biological indices of macrophytes (IM, IVAMG indicated a similar water quality at S-1, S-3 and S-4, but with bad water quality at S-2. We conclude that epilithic diatoms may be more useful than aquatic macrophytes for biological monitoring of fish farm pollution in fluvial ecosystems. However, as historical and seasonal factors may be relevant to understanding the distribution, abundance and diversity of primary producers in running waters, further studies on long-term seasonal changes are needed to improve the use of macrophyte and diatom indices in assessing fish farm pollution.En este trabajo

  14. Degree of threat to the biological diversity in the Ilha Grande State Park (RJ and guidelines for conservation Parque Estadual da Ilha Grande -- ameaças ambientais e diretrizes para conservação

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    por floresta densa, ombrófila, de Mata Atlântica. A mata secundária, em processo de regeneração por sucessão ecológica, está perto da maturidade (43% e o restante (10% é composto por áreas antropizadas (1%, afloramentos rochosos com vegetação herbácea (7%, restingas, manguezais e praias (2%. A fauna está bem representada, mas já mostra sinais de degradação com a presença de espécies introduzidas. A análise conduzida sobre o grau de ameaças mostrou que a floresta ombrófila densa está relativamente bem conservada, enquanto a mata secundária, as restingas e mangues e a vegetação herbácea dos terrenos rochosos (e suas respectivas faunas estão categorizadas como vulneráveis. A área onde há ocupação humana é categorizada como ameaçada. Contraditoriamente, a maior ameaça à biodiversidade local em suas unidades de paisagens é o turismo. Uma vez que a costa onde se localiza a Ilha Grande tem alto valor cênico (conhecida como costa verde pelo constraste entre o mar e o verde da Mata Atlântica que cobre a Serra do Mar, o turismo tem alto potencial para se tornar o meio de atingir a sustentabilidade econômica para conservação. No entanto, por causa do turismo desorganizado e sem controle hoje em prática, com visitantes em número superior à capacidade de suporte na alta estação, a proliferação de hotéis, pousadas e acampamentos e o conseqüente esgoto a céu aberto, depósito de lixo e outras atividades prejudiciais à biodiversidade são as principais ameaças.

  15. Estructura cristalina y propiedades de la solución sólida YCoXMn1-XO3

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    Moure, C.

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Solid solutions corresponding to the YCoXMn1-XO3 system, x=0.2...0.7 have been studied. The powders were prepared by solid state reaction of the corresponding oxides. Sintered bodies were obtained by firing between 1250 and 1350ºC. The incorporation of 25 at% Co2+ to the yttrium manganite induces the appearance of a perovskite-type phase with orthorhombic symmetry and Space Group Pbnm, which is extended at least up to an amount of x=0.70. Increase of the Co content from x=0.25 to x=0.70 leads to a monotonic decrease of the orthorhombicity factor b/a. Electrical measurements have shown semiconducting behaviour for all the solid solutions with the perovskite-type structure. The room temperature conductivity increases with Co up to x=0.33, and then decreases. The 60/40 Co/Mn composition shows an increase of the electrical conductivity respect to the 50/50 and a correlative decrease of the activation energy. Small polaron hopping mechanism thermally activated controls the conductivity of these ceramics.Se han estudiado las soluciones sólidas correspondientes al sistema YCoXMn1-XO3 con x=0.2...0.7. Los polvos fueron preparados por reacción en estado sólido de los correspondientes óxidos. Se obtuvieron cerámicas sinterizadas densas por sinterización entre 1250º y 1350ºC. La incorporación de ~25 átomos % de Co a la manganita de itrio induce la aparición de una fase de tipo perovsquita, con simetría ortorrómbica y Grupo Espacial (G.E. Pbnm, que se extiende al menos hasta valores de x=0.70. El aumento del contenido de Co desde x=0.25 hastax=0.70 lleva a un decrecimiento monótono del factor de ortorrombicidad b/a. Las medidas eléctricas han demostrado el comportamiento semiconductor de todas las soluciones sólidas con estructura de perovsquita. La conductividad a temperatura ambiente aumenta con Co hasta un valor de x=0.33 para después decrecer para mayores contenidos. La composición 60/40, Co/Mn muestra un aumento de la conductividad y

  16. An ethanol-based process to simultaneously extract and fractionate carotenoids from Mauritia flexuosa L. Pulp Uso do etanol comercial para extração e fracionamento simultâneo de carotenóides de Mauritia flexuosa L. Pulp

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    Bernardo Dias Ribeiro

    2010-09-01

    ânicos. Neste trabalho, foi avaliado o uso do etanol comercial para extração e fracionamento simultâneo de carotenoides a partir da polpa de buriti. A matéria-prima foi misturada com etanol, na proporção 1:4 solvente/substrato, e mantida em banho termostatizado a 60ºC, por 1 hora, sob agitação constante de 30 rpm. A mistura foi filtrada sob vácuo e resfriada a 10ºC resultando na formação de duas fases. A composição de carotenoides foi determinada por CLAE e indicou uma concentração de β-caroteno 12 vezes maior na fase mais densa que na fase leve. O perfil de carotenoides foi similar ao obtido no óleo bruto de buriti, porém a concentração de carotenoides totais foi 40% maior, indicando que o processo tecnológico avaliado é particularmente promissor para aplicação industrial.

  17. QUANTIFICATION OF COAL IN THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN BEACHES (DEPARTMENT OF MAGDALENA

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    Julián Andrés García

    2014-01-01

    fracción ligera, mientras que las partículas más densas se sedimentaron. Para eliminar materia orgánica no correspondiente a carbón mineral, se sometió la fracción ligera después a una oxidación leve con peróxido de hidrógeno. Adicionalmente, para estimar un límite máximo del contenido de carbón mineral, se determinó la pérdida de peso de sedimentos enteros a partir de combustión a 550 °C. En las seis playas evaluadas, la pérdida máxima de peso por combustión fue de 2,4 % y el porcentaje máximo de la fracción ligera (densidad 3 g·cm-3 y que constituyen entre 10 y 70 % del peso seco total de las muestras.

  18. Recuperação e concentração de componentes do aroma de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. por pervaporação Recovery of aroma compounds of cashew apple fruit (Anacardium occidentale L. by pervaporation

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    André von Randow de Assis

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A pervaporação é um processo de separação por membranas, no qual misturas líquidas são fracionadas devido à sua vaporização parcial através de uma membrana densa de permeabilidade seletiva. Este processo pode ser utilizado na recuperação e concentração de componentes de aromas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a pervaporação para obtenção de um extrato natural de aroma de caju, que poderá ser utilizado como aditivo na indústria de alimentos. Polpa de caju foi a matéria-prima utilizada no trabalho. O processo de pervaporação foi conduzido a 25 e 35 °C em membranas de polidimetilsiloxano. Foram recolhidas amostras do suco de caju, no início e ao final do processo, e do permeado para a caracterização do perfil aromático através de CG-EM. O processo de pervaporação apresentou um alto fluxo de permeado para o suco de caju, 0,11 e 0,17 kg.hm-2 a 25 e 35 °C, respectivamente. Os cromatogramas revelaram um grande aumento no número de picos nas amostras de permeado em relação aos cromatogramas das amostras do suco de caju original, sendo que cerca de 50% dos componentes identificados no permeado apresentaram um acréscimo em suas áreas em relação aos do suco original, indicando a potencialidade deste processo para a concentração do aroma de caju.Pervaporation is a membrane separation process in which components from liquid mixtures are fractionated due to their partial vaporisation through a dense selective membrane. This process can be used to recover aroma compounds. The objective of this work was to evaluate the pervaporation to obtain a natural aroma extract from cashew apple fruit, which can be used as an additive in the food industry. Cashew pulp was used as raw material. Pervaporation was carried out at 25 and 35 °C using polymethylsiloxane membranes. Samples of the cashew juice in the beginning and at the end of the pervaporation and from the permeate were picked to characterise the aromatic profile

  19. Modification of a commercial nanoindentation system for measurement of hysteresis cycles under mechanical load in polycrystalline ferroelectric films

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    Rivero, Doris

    2012-02-01

    polarización-campo eléctrico (P-E o como densidad de corriente- campo eléctrico (J-E. El sistema se ha verificado mediante la medida de ciclos de histéresis en láminas densas de PZT (10μm sobre sustratos de silicio recubierto con platino. Se ha obtenido resultados coherentes en las medidas utilizando el integrador de carga, el clásico circuito de Sawer y Tower y un electrómetro. Se ha comprobado que no hay artefactos en la medida cuando esta se realiza en el nanoindentador bajo pequeñas cargas que generan deformación cuasi-elástica

  20. Resistência e elasticidade de concretos compactados com agregados reciclados de construção e de demolição para aplicações em pavimentação

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    Gino Ricci

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available O emprego de agregados reciclados de resíduos sólidos da construção civil e demolição tem sido objeto de interesse de agentes públicos engajados em projetos e obras de pavimentação viária. A coleta, triagem e classificação desses materiais como agregados alternativos torna ainda possível seu emprego em concretos para algumas finalidades, sendo que no caso do concreto compactado para fins de pavimentação ainda não se tem precedente de uso no país. Estudos sobre este material para pavimentação têm sido realizados, sendo aqui apresentados resultados relativos a características mecânicas fundamentais para a análise das potencialidades do material para bases de pavimentos asfálticos e de concreto, ainda que para aplicações urbanas e em volumes limitados. Foram empregados nos estudos agregados reciclados de diferentes origens em substituição parcial ou total dos de agregados nos concretos. Os resultados obtidos permitem observar inexpressiva alteração em resistências com pequenos ajustes nos consumos de cimento. Todavia, concomitantemente ocorreu queda expressiva dos valores de módulo de elasticidade dos materiais na medida em que frações menos densas de agregados foram empregadas em maior quantidade e a parcela de substituição de agregados virgens por reciclados aumentou. As características observadas permitem a indicação do emprego do material para vias de baixo volume de tráfego além de áreas residenciais, condomínios, estacionamentos, etc. Por outro lado, o aumento da porosidade dos concretos em função da presença de reciclados exige atenção e estudos mais aprofundados sobre o comportamento à fratura e à fadiga desses materiais.

    Abstract: Along the last decades, recycled aggregate produced from waste material from civil construction activities gained growing interest for its employment in pavements. Appropriate collection, selection and sieving of such a material make

  1. ANÁLISE DA CORRELAÇÃO ENTRE AS VARIÁVEIS DE DENSIFICAÇÃO DO COMPACTADOR GIRATÓRIO SUPERPAVE E A RESISTÊNCIA À DEFORMAÇÃO PERMANENTE EM MISTURAS ASFÁLTICAS CONVENCIONAIS E COM UTILIZAÇÃO DE RESÍDUOS

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    Felipe Coutinho Onofre

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    Quando se comparam as metodologias de dosagem Superpave e Marshall de misturas asfálticas, uma das vantagens da primeira é a obtenção do gráfico de compactação. Tem sido verificado para misturas densas e contínuas do tipo Concreto Asfáltico (CA que determinadas áreas observadas nesse gráfico podem diferenciar estas misturas quanto à trabalhabilidade e à resistência à deformação permanente. No presente estudo, os parâmetros Compaction Densification Index (CDI e Traffic Densification Index (TDI foram utilizados como indicadores da compactabilidade. Desenvolveu-se um estudo de correlação entre estas variáveis e a resistência à deformação permanente de misturas asfálticas. Foram avaliadas três misturas asfálticas contendo: (i apenas agregados graníticos, (ii 50% de agregados graníticos e 50% de escória de aciaria e (iii 50% de agregados graníticos e 50% de Resíduo de Construção e Demolição (RCD. As variáveis escolhidas para determinação da resistência à deformação permanente foram o ensaio uniaxial de carga repetida (amostras compactadas para dois percentuais de Volume de vazios e o ensaio com um simulador de tráfego do tipo LCPC. Foi utilizado também o Processamento Digital de Imagens (PDI para a determinação da esfericidade dos agregados estudados, propriedade que influencia na resistência à deformação permanente. Os resultados indicam que as variáveis CDI e TDI podem ser usadas como parâmetros de estudo para prever a resistência à deformação permanente, mesmo para misturas com utilização de resíduos. A caracterização pela técnica do PDI mostrou que o agregado de origem granítica possui uma forma menos próxima a uma esfera em relação aos res

  2. Crecimiento de películas delgadas de membranas de conducción iónica mediante la técnica PIMOCVD

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    García, G.

    2004-04-01

    punto esta técnica para la obtención de capas densas de YSZ (circona estabilizada con itria, material comúnmente utilizado como electrolito sólido de alta temperatura en sondas de oxígeno, generadores de oxígeno y SOFC (pilas de combustible de estado sólido. Se pretende obtener dichos dispositivos en forma de multicapas del tipo ánodo/electrolito/cátodo. Para ello, se han depositado capas de YSZ sobre silicio para optimizar los parámetros de depósito pero también sobre sustratos porosos activos que puedan actuar como electrodo en los dispositivos anteriormente descritos.

  3. Late Quaternary drainage dynamics in northern Brazil based on the study of a large paleochannel from southwestern Marajó Island

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    Dilce F. Rossetti

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Marajó Island shows an abundance of paleochannels easily mapped in its eastern portion, where vegetation consists mostly of savannas. SRTM data make possible to recognize paleochannels also in western Marajó, even considering the dense forest cover. A well preserved paleodrainage network from the adjacency of the town of Breves (southwestern Marajó Island was investigated in this work combining remote sensing and sedimentological studies. The palimpsest drainage system consists of a large meander connected to narrower tributaries. Sedimentological studies revealed mostly sharp-based, fining upward sands for the channelized features, and interbedded muds and sands for floodplain areas. The sedimentary structures and facies successions are in perfect agreement with deposition in channelized and floodplain environments, as suggested by remote sensing mapping. The present study shows that this paleodrainage was abandoned during Late Pleistocene, slightly earlier than the Holocene paleochannel systems from the east part of the island. Integration of previous studies with the data available herein supports a tectonic origin, related to the opening of the Pará River along fault lineaments. This would explain the disappearance of large, north to northeastward migrating channel systems in southwestern Marajó Island, which were replaced by the much narrower, south to southeastward flowing modern channels.A Ilha do Marajó mostra uma abundância de paleocanais que são facilmente mapeáveis em sua porção leste, onde a vegetação consiste principalmente em savanas. Dados SRTM possibilitam reconhecer paleocanais também na porção oeste do Marajó, mesmo considerando a cobertura vegetal de floresta densa. Uma rede de paleodrenagem bem preservada nas adjacências da cidade de Breves (sudoeste da Ilha do Marajó foi investigada neste trabalho combinando-se sensoriamento remoto e estudos sedimentológicos. O sistema de drenagem palimpséstico consiste

  4. Efeitos do alcoolismo e da desintoxicação alcoólica sobre o reparo e biomecânica óssea Effects of alcoholism and alcoholic detoxication on the repair and biomechanics of bone

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    Renato de Oliveira Horvath

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos do consumo crônico de etanol e da desintoxicação alcoólica sobre a resistência mecânica do osso e neoformação óssea junto a implantes de hidroxiapatita densa (HAD realizados em ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 15 ratos divididos em três grupos, sendo controle (CT, alcoolista crônico (AC e desintoxicado (DE. Após quatro semanas, foi realizada implantação de HAD na tíbia e produzida falha no osso parietal, em seguida o grupo AC continuaram a consumir etanol e o grupo DE iniciaram a desintoxicação. Ao completar 13 semanas os animais sofreram eutanásia, os ossos foram coletados para o processamento histomorfométrico e os fêmures encaminhados ao teste mecânico de resistência. RESULTADOS: Os animais do grupo AC apresentaram menores valores de neoformação óssea, de calcemia e resistência mecânica, quando comparado aos grupos CT e DE. Os animais dos grupos DE apresentaram valores superiores em todas as variáveis avaliadas em relação ao grupo AC. CONCLUSÃO: O consumo de etanol interferiu na osteogênese ao redor de implante de HAD, nos níveis de cálcio e na resistência mecânica óssea. A desintoxicação alcoólica se mostrou eficaz, pois aumentou à osteogênese e osseointegração da HAD, a calcemia e resistência mecânica óssea. Nivel de Evidência I, estudo terapeutico.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of chronic ethanol consumption and alcohol detoxication on the mechanical resistance of bone and bone neoformation around dense hydroxyapatite implants (DHA in rats. METHODS: Fifteen rats were separated into three groups: (1 control group (CT; (2 chronic alcoholic (CA, and (3 disintoxicated (DI. After four weeks, a DHA was implanted in the right tibia of the animals, and the CA group continued consuming ethanol, while the DI group started detoxication. The solid and liquid feeding of the animals was recorded, and a new alcohol dilution was effected every 48 hours. After 13 weeks, the

  5. Natural regeneration in a quaternary coastal plain in southern Brazilian Atlantic Rain forest

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    Cleber Ibraim Salimon

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Composition, structure and dynamics of an eight year old secondary forest was studied at Reserva Volta Velha (26°04'S; 48°38'W, southern Brazil. A 0.72ha plot was divided into 36 subplots of 20X10m, where all trees/shrubs greater than 1m tall were identified, measured (height/diameter and evaluated (successional status. The results were: (1 95 species collected within 68 genera and 44 families; the most species rich families were Myrtaceae and Asteraceae with 8 species each; (2 the most important species (considering biomass and density were Psidium cattleianum, Eupatorium casarettoi, Ocotea pulchella and Ternstroemia brasiliensis; (3 the most similar area was a fallow abandoned 35 years ago; (4 the higher species diversity were found in border subplots, indicating that most of the species do not tolerate extreme conditions in the center of the opening, and are colonizing the area through the borders.A maior parte das áreas florestais no domínio da Floresta Atlântica se encontra degradada devido a diferentes pressões antrópicas. No intuito de ampliar os conhecimentos sobre relictos de florestas nativas intactas, e também de áreas abandonadas para se obter dados sobre os processos naturais de regeneração, foi realizado um estudo da composição florística, estrutura e dinâmica de uma comunidade vegetal em estágio seral inicial de 8 anos. em Floresta Ombrófila Densa das Terras Baixas, na Reserva Volta Velha, Itapoa-SC, Brasil. Foram utilizados os métodos usuais de coleta, herborização e identificação das espécies encontradas, e a análise estrutural foi feita utilizando-se 36 parcelas retangulares de 20 X 10m, sendo incluídas todas as plantas arbustivo/arbóreas com no mínimo 1 metro de altura. Os resultados obtidos foram os seguintes: 1- Foram encontradas 96 espécies, dentro de 68 gêneros e 44 famílias; as famílias com maior número de espécies foram Myrtaceae e Asteraceae com 8 espécies cada, e o gênero mais

  6. Plantas medicinais e seus usos pelos sitiantes da Reserva Rio das Pedras, Mangaratiba, RJ, Brasil Medicinal plants and its uses by the ranchers from the Rio das Pedras Reserve, Mangaratiba, RJ, Brazil

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    Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Os sitiantes que residem na Reserva Rio das Pedras, localizada no município de Mangaratiba, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, têm origem nos meeiros que trabalhavam nas plantações de banana da antiga fazenda Goiabal. Atualmente, esta fazenda corresponde ao Club Méditerranée, na cota próxima ao oceano Atlântico e à Reserva Rio das Pedras, acima da Rodovia Rio/Santos (BR-101, sendo um remanescente de Floresta Ombrófila Densa no Estado. O objetivo deste estudo foi resgatar informações sobre o uso de plantas medicinais pelos sitiantes que ainda residem nesta Reserva. Através de entrevistas estruturadas e semi-estruturadas aplicadas junto à comunidade, pôde-se fazer um levantamento das plantas presentes ao redor das casas dos mesmos. Ao todo foram citadas 36 espécies medicinais, distribuídas em 34 gêneros e 25 famílias. Estas espécies estão relacionadas a 28 usos medicinais, organizados em sete categorias. Predominaram espécies de plantas herbáceas (21 spp. seguidas das arbustivas (oito spp. e arbóreas (cinco spp.. Constatou-se que a folha foi a parte mais utilizada e o modo de preparo do remédio foi o decocto. Quantificou-se o número de citações por informante para cada táxon, possibilitando a indicação das espécies mais utilizadas na área, como a erva-de-santa-maria (Chenopodium ambrosioides L. e a pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L..The ranchers who live in Rio das Pedras Reserve, which lies in Mangaratiba County, State of Rio da Janeiro, came from sharecroppers who worked at the banana plantation of the farmer Goiabal farm. Nowadays, that farm corresponds to the Méditerranée Club in the area next to the Atlantic Ocean and to Rio das Pedras Reservation, above the Rio/Santos highway (BR-101, it is a remainder of the Dense Ombrophylous Forest in the State. The aim of this study was to collect information about the use of medicinal plants by the ranchers who still live in that Reservation. A survey of the plants, which could be

  7. Processing and electrical conductivity of lanthanum gallate core-shell heterostructures

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    Gomes, Eduarda

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The electrical properties of a lanthanum gallate solid electrolyte were modified by selectively doping the grain boundaries with Fe. This was achieved by sandwiching a La0.95Sr0.05Ga0.90Mg0.10O3-δ (LSGM dense pellet between LaFeO3 samples. Annealing at 1550°C in air for several hours promoted Fe diffusion into LSGM via the grain boundaries. Scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive spectroscopy analyses showed that iron was located at the grain boundary while the grain bulk preserved the LSGM composition. Impedance spectra obtained at low temperature consist of the two usual bulk and grain boundary contributions. A significant increase in total conductivity was observed for the iron-doped samples, the effect being greater for the grain boundary contribution. The total conductivity measured for the iron-containing material revealed a slight decrease with decreasing oxygen partial pressure, suggesting the onset of p-type electronic conduction. Estimates of the p-type electronic conductivity (σp were obtained by fitting the low temperature impedance spectra to a simple equivalent circuit including one parallel electronic branch. The value for σp in air at 300°C is 3.1×10-6 S/cm and the activation energy is 75.1 kJ/mol between 300 and 400°C.

    Las propiedades elécticas de un electrolito sólido de galato de lantano se han modificado mediante un dopado eléctrico de Fe en borde de grano. Esto se consiguió preparando una estructura de sandwich con una plantilla densa de La0.95Sr0.05Ga0.90Mg0.10O3-δ (LSGM entre las muestras de LaFeO3. Un tratamiento de varias horas a 1550ºC en aire favoreció la difusión de Fe a lo largo de los bordes de grano. Los análisis mediante microscopia electrónica de barrido y espectroscopía de energía dispersada muestran que el hierro se localiza en borde de grano mientras que se preserva la composición de LSGM en el interior de grano. En las muestras dopadas con hierro se observa un aumento de

  8. La variabilidad temporal de la respuesta hidrológica en una pequeña cuenca mediterránea forestada del Pirineo Central

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    Nadal-Romero, E.

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    capacidad de responder hidrológicamente, y periodos secos, cuando la cuenca casi no reacciona a ninguna precipitación. La relación entre el coeficiente de escorrentía y el incremento de la descarga con otras variables hidrológicas muestra correlaciones similares (aunque siempre más bajas que las observadas en otras cuencas mediterráneas y templadas, y demuestra que la escorrentía depende principalmente de la profundidad de la capa freática y del flujo de base como factor secundario. La marcada estacionalidad observada en la cuenca de San Salvador es probablemente más acentuada debido a la densa cubierta forestal, pero este hecho merece futuras investigaciones.

  9. Density-dependent reproductive and vegetative allocation in the aquatic plant Pistia stratiotes (Araceae

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    Flávia Freitas Coelho

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Pistia stratiotes is an aquatic macrophyte that grows in temporary-ponds in the southern Pantanal, Brazil. It reproduces both sexually and asexually and is usually observed forming dense mats on the water surface, a condition favored by the plant’s vegetative reproduction coupled with an ability for rapid growth. In this study we examined the effect of densely crowded conditions on the production of reproductive and vegetative structures. In addition, we verified whether there is a trade-off between clonal growth and investment in sexual reproductive structures, and whether there is an allocation pattern with plant size. Individual plant biomass and the number of the rosettes producing sexual reproductive structures and vegetative growth structures both increased with density. Increase in plant size resulted in increased proportional allocation to sexual reproductive structures and vegetative growth structures. Allocation of biomass to reproduction did not occur at the expense of clonal growth. Thus, the density response appears as a increase of rosettes producing sexual reproductive structures and vegetative growth structures. Therefore, long leaves and stolons may be adaptive under densely crowded conditions where competition for light is intense. An important aspect in the study of trade-offs is the size-dependency of the allocation patterns .Usually, larger plants produce more biomass. Therefore, larger plants can allocate more biomass to both vegetative and sexual reproduction than smaller plants and thus show a positive correlation between both traits rather than the expected negative one. Rev. Biol. Trop. 53(3-4: 369-376. Epub 2005 Oct 3.Pistias strariotes es una macrófita acuática que crece en charcas estacionales en el Pantanal sureño de Brasil. Se reproduce tanto sexual como asexualmente y se obsrva generalmente que forma densas parches sobre la superficie del agua, una condicion que favorecida por la reproduccion vegetativa de la

  10. Poblacion estelar joven embebida en la nube molecular galactica asociada a la fuente IRAS 18236-1205

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    Romero, Ricardo Retes

    2008-06-01

    . Este parece estar asociado con la presencia de un disco circumestelar y material excitado por choque (IRAC-Spitzer [4.5]μm). Se concluye que el escenario de region de formación estelar masiva factible para esta region molecular es el de una asociación estelar joven embebida en una densa región molecular (AV . 30) hacia la fuente IRAS 18236-1205.

  11. Eficiência produtiva de cultivares de arroz com divergência fenotípica Production efficiency of rice cultivars with phenotypic diversity

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    Cleber M. Guimarães

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar, fenotipicamente, as cultivares de arroz tradicionais Guarani e Caiapó, e as modernas, CIRAD L(-141, Maravilha, BR IRGA 409 e Metica 1, por meio da associação entre os vários componentes da produtividade de grãos, para prover base de seleção genética em populações de plantas. O estudo foi conduzido na estação chuvosa do ano agrícola de 2003-2004, na área experimental da Embrapa Arroz e Feijão, em Santo Antônio de Goiás, GO. Em condições de sequeiro, com suplementação hídrica, as cultivares de arroz de terras altas CIRAD L(-141, Guarani, Caiapó e Maravilha, apresentaram maiores índices de colheita e menores percentagens de esterilidade de espiguetas que as de arroz irrigado BR IRGA 409 e Metica 1. Concluiu-se que a maior produção de biomassa pelas cultivares de arroz irrigado não se refletiu na produtividade de grãos. A CIRAD L(-141 por apresentar alta área foliar, panículas densas com alto número de grãos e um comportamento intermediário em todos os componentes avaliados, como índice de colheita, massa dos grãos, fertilidade de perfilhos, perfilhamento, esterilidade de espiguetas e taxa de crescimento, produziu 12,5% a mais que a segunda mais produtiva. O aumento do índice de colheita e da massa dos grãos e a redução da esterilidade das espiguetas devido às suas altas correlações com a produtividade, são considerados prioritários em programas de melhoramento de arroz que visem obter cultivares mais produtivas.The objective of this study was to phenotypically evaluate the traditional rice cultivars Guarani and Caiapó, and the modern rice cultivars CIRAD L(-141, Maravilha, BR IRGA 409, and Metica 1 through association among various yield components to establish a genetic selection base in plant population. The study was conducted during the rainy season of 2003-2004, at the Embrapa Rice & Beans experimental station, in Santo Antônio de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil. With

  12. Composição florística e estrutura de uma unidade de manejo florestal sustentável na Floresta Nacional do Tapajós, Pará Floristic composition and structure of a sustainable forest management unit at Tapajos National Forest, Para, Brazil

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    Fábio Guimarães Gonçalves

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho são discutidos aspectos da composição florística e da estrutura de um povoamento de floresta ombrófila densa submetido a práticas de exploração madeireira de impacto reduzido. O estudo foi conduzido numa unidade de manejo florestal com aproximadamente 3.200 ha, instalada na porção norte da Floresta Nacional do Tapajós (estado do Pará, onde foram extraídos, em média, 23,7 m³ de madeira por hectare. Para representar a variabilidade existente na área experimental, foram estabelecidas aleatoriamente seis parcelas amostrais de um hectare em diferentes quadras de exploração. As análises florístico-estruturais foram realizadas em duas escalas distintas com vistas a atender objetivos específicos: (a em nível de unidade de manejo, para uma caracterização global do povoamento florestal no qual serão baseados estudos subseqüentes; e (b em nível de parcela amostral, para subsidiar o estudo de dados de sensoriamento remoto frente às variações florístico-estruturais observadas. O conjunto de resultados obtidos indicou que a unidade de manejo florestal apresenta uma elevada diversidade florística no componente arbóreo (índice de Shannon-Weaver igual a 4,22. Observou-se que o povoamento é caracterizado pela concentração de uma grande quantidade de indivíduos e espécies em poucas famílias botânicas e por um número elevado de espécies localmente raras. A análise das variações florístico-estruturais entre parcelas amostrais evidenciou diferenças estatísticas significativas quanto à diversidade e a similaridade de espécies e quanto a valores médios de altura total. Adicionalmente, observou-se certa variabilidade nos padrões estruturais em termos de distribuição diamétrica e de valores estimados de volume comercial de madeira.In this work we discuss aspects of the floristic composition and structure of a stand of dense tropical rain forest subjected to low-impact logging practices. We conducted

  13. Descripción de una especie nueva de Meloe Linnaeus, 1758 del subgénero Eurymeloe Reitter, 1911 (Coleoptera, Meloidae del norte de Marruecos

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    García-París, M.

    2009-12-01

    Marruecos y se localizaron en hábitat forestal hiperhúmedo de montaña. La nueva especie se caracteriza por presentar: coloración negro mate con tonalidad grisácea; pilosidad blanquecino-amarillenta, muy corta, curvada y poco densa que no forma mechones; pronoto transverso, subrectangular, con surco medio longitudinal y depresiones longitudinales a ambos lados; punteado de cabeza y pronoto impreso y subconfluente; élitros apenas rugosos; artejos tarsales con cepillos pilosos poco desarrollados; edeago con lóbulos paramerales curvados con depresiones laterales y terminados en punta aguda, y lóbulo medio con el diente distal de la zona ventral cercano al ápice. El nuevo taxon es fenéticamente afín a M. nanus, M. baudueri y M. flavicomus, pero diferenciado de ellos tanto por los caracteres morfológicos externos como del edeago indicados. Esta especie, conocida únicamente de la localidad tipo, comparte área geográfica general con M. murinus, M. nanus y posiblemente M. baudueri, si bien hasta el momento no se ha detectado simpatría estricta con ninguna de ellas. El tipo de hábitat en el que se localiza la especie nueva, áreas de montaña con formaciones forestales mixtas de Pinus pinaster hamiltonii var. maghrebiana, P. nigra mauritanica y Abies maroccana (exclusivas del Rif calizo noroccidental, contrasta con los señalados para esas otras especies de Eurymeloe del subgrupo de M. (E. murinus.

  14. Morfología del polen en especies de Canna (Cannaceae y su implicancia sistemática

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    María de las Mercedes Ciciarelli

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la morfología de los granos de polen de ocho táxones de Canna, C. ascendens, C. coccinea, C. compacta, C. glauca, C. indica, C. paniculata, C. variegatifolia y C. fuchsina, nueva especie aún no descrita, que fueron estudiadas usando microscopio de luz y microscopio electrónico de barrido. Nosotros utilizamos la técnica de Wodehouse en muestras de 20 granos por espécimen para medir la intina con el microscopio de luz; y la densidad de espinas (en campos de 400μm2 con el microscopio electrσnico de barrido. Los granos de polen son esfιricos, equinados y omniaberturados. El esporodermo presenta una exina muy delgada cubriendo una intina gruesa. La superficie del esporodermo puede ser corrugada, microperforada, sub-reticulada, rugada, rugulada, plegada-estriada, micro-estriada, microgranulada o lisa. Las espinas están formadas por exina, cubiertas total o parcialmente por trifina. La intina esta formada por dos capas, es la parte más gruesa de la pared. La ornamentación equinada es un rasgo genérico en Canna, pero el tamaño, la superficie y el color del polen, y la densidad y forma de las espinas, son rasgos diagnósticos de las especies. La morfología del polen apoya el tratamiento de C. coccinea y C. indica como especies diferentes. Canna fuchsina crece formando densas colonias silvestres en selvas ribereñas húmedas de las provincias de Buenos Aires y Santa Fe, Argentina; sus características sugieren relaciones no muy bien entendidas en el grupo de taxones, algunos son híbridos tales como C. x generalis. Sin embargo, estas plantas muestran granos normales, bien formados, cercanos a los de C. coccinea, que germinan sobre el estigma de flores frescas, nosotros decidimos incluir su polen en este estudio.Pollen morphology in species of Canna (Cannaceae, and systematics implications. The morphology of pollen grains of eight taxa of Canna, C. ascendens, C. coccinea, C. compacta, C. glauca, C. indica, C. paniculata, C

  15. Associação entre os polimorfismos HaeIII e MspI do gene para o receptor alfa de estrogênio e densidade mamográfica em mulheres após a menopausa Association between HaeIII and MspI polymorphisms of estrogen receptor alpha gene and mammographic density in post-menopausal women

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    Eduardo Henrique de Moura Ramos

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a presença dos polimorfismos HaeIII e MspI do gene para o receptor de estrogênio alfa, bem como fatores clínicos e suas possíveis associações com a densidade mamográfica em mulheres após a menopausa. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas 115 mulheres após a menopausa, não usuárias de terapia hormonal e sem lesão mamária clínica ou mamograficamente identificada. A densidade mamográfica foi determinada por três observadores independentes, tomando-se como base a classificação dos padrões mamográficos do ACR-BIRADS®, 2003 (duas avaliações subjetivas e uma computadorizada - Adobe Photoshop® 7.0. Amostras de raspado bucal foram obtidas para extração de DNA e em seguida foi realizada uma PCR-RFLP (Polymerase Chain Reation - Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism para análise de polimorfismos presentes no íntron 1 e éxon 1 do gene do REalfa (HaeIII e MspI. RESULTADOS: O polimorfismo HaeIII foi encontrado em 43 (37,4% das 115 mulheres, ao passo que o MspI estava presente em 96 (83,5% das mesmas. Houve alto grau de concordância entre os três observadores na determinação da densidade mamográfica. Trinta e quatro (29,6% mulheres tinham mamas densas, e 81 (70,4%, mamas lipossubstituídas. CONCLUSÃO: Não houve associação entre o polimorfismo HaeIII do gene para o receptor de estrogênio alfa e densidade mamográfica (Fisher = 0,712. Houve associação próxima à significância estatística entre o polimorfismo MspI e densidade (Fisher = 0,098. Idade, paridade e índice de massa corporal mostraram-se associados com densidade mamográfica.PURPOSE: To assess the presence of estrogen receptor gene polymorphisms HaeIII and MspI as well as clinical factors, and their possible associations with high mammographic density in post-menopausal women. METHODS: One hundred and fifteen post-menopausal women, not in use of hormonal therapy and without clinical or mammographic lesions were evaluated. Three independent observers

  16. Morfoanatomia e ontogênese do fruto e semente de Vernonia platensis (Spreng. Less. (Asteraceae Morphology, anatomy and ontogeny of the fruit and seed of Vernonia platensis (Spreng. Less. (Asteraceae

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    Natália Arias Galastri

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Asteraceae possui cerca de 23.000 espécies e Vernonieae tem sua maior representatividade no Brasil, sendo Vernonia o maior gênero da tribo. Devido à ampla ocorrência nos Cerrados, V. platensis foi selecionada para a realização deste trabalho, que objetiva descrever a morfoanatomia e o desenvolvimento do pericarpo e da semente desta espécie, comparando os resultados com a literatura. O material coletado foi processado segundo técnicas usuais. O ovário é ínfero, bicarpelar, sincárpico, unilocular, com um óvulo anátropo, unitegumentado, tenuinucelado, formado em placentação basal. A parede ovariana é homogênea, com células mais densas perifericamente. O tegumento possui três regiões, destacando-se evidente endotélio. Na maturidade, a maioria das camadas colapsa, mantendo-se as fibras mesocárpicas externas; o pápus duplo persiste formado por células lignificadas. A semente madura apresenta testa restrita a uma faixa de células colapsadas; o endosperma é celular, persistindo residualmente na maturidade, e o embrião exibe eixo hipocótilo-radícula axial, espesso e curto. Em apenas 40% das cipselas maduras analisadas, há sementes completamente desenvolvidas. As observações deste trabalho corroboram pesquisas anteriores com Asteraceae, mas destaca-se o papel nutritivo do tegumento no desenvolvimento seminal e a baixa produção de sementes em V. platensis.The Asteraceae comprises approximately 23,000 species and Vernonieae is best represented in Brazil; Vernonia is the largest genus in this tribe. Due to occurrence in extensive areas of Cerrado, Vernonia platensis was selected for this work that aims to describe the morphology, anatomy and development of the pericarp and seed of this species, comparing the results with the literature. The collected material was processed by conventional techniques. The ovary is inferior, bicarpellate, syncarpous, unilocular with a single anatropous ovule, unitegmic, tenuinucelate

  17. Síntese de pigmentos cerâmicos por precipitação química Synthesis of ceramic pigments by chemical precipitation

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    R. N. de Almeida

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Os pigmentos cerâmicos são substâncias capazes de desenvolver cor em sólido inorgânico (cerâmica ou vidro quando nele dispersar mantendo-se insolúvel no mesmo, sem reação química com o mesmo, nas elevadas temperaturas de processamento. Óxidos de cobre dão origem a pigmentos verdes que se decompõem em temperaturas relativamente baixas (em torno de 900 ºC enquanto adição de outros íons em sua composição poderá melhorar a sua estabilidade térmica e facilitar a sua utilização em revestimentos cerâmicos queimados em altas temperaturas. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo sintetizar, pelo método da precipitação (ou co-precipitação química, pós de óxidos de cobre e de manganês, tanto puros quanto misturados destinados ao uso em esmaltes decorativos de matriz vítrea. Para tal fim, pó de frita de vidro foi produzido pela fusão de feldspato do Seridó (divisa entre Paraíba e Rio Grande do Norte. Massas selecionadas, 5 a 10% em peso, de pigmentos foram misturadas com o referido pó de frita e a barbotina resultante foi aplicada sobre a superfície de placas de alumina densa, seguindo-se secagem e queima em escolhidas temperaturas. As cores dos recobrimentos obtidos foram avaliadas por medidas colorimétricas usando o sistema CIEL*a*b* e os resultados variaram em função da composição e teor de pigmentos, bem como da temperatura de queima. Constatou-se que os pigmentos de óxidos puros de cobre e de manganês deram tonalidades mais claras do que aquelas fornecidas pelo pigmento misto de cobre e de manganês.Ceramic pigments are substances that develop color in inorganic solids (ceramic or glass into which are capable of dispersing themselves at high processing temperatures without dissolution or chemical reaction. Copper oxides give rise to green pigments that undergo thermal decomposition at relatively low temperatures (about 900 ºC and the addition of other ions in its composition may improve its stability and

  18. Morphology offers no clues to asexual vs. sexual origin of small Acropora cervicornis (Scleractinia: Acroporidae colonies

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    D. E Williams

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Sexual recruitment of the staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, is accepted to be very rare. Instead, these branching corals proliferate through fragmentation leading to dense mono-specific and possibly monoclonal stands. For acroporid corals, which have suffered drastic population declines, dominance of asexual reproduction results in low levels of genotypic diversity and limited ability to re-colonize extirpated areas. Small colonies with a single encrusting, symmetrical base, and few incipient branches are frequently presumed to be the result of a settled planula (i.e. sexual reproduction. Here, we show that colonies fitting this description (i.e., presumed sexual recruits can result from asexual fragmentation. Acropora cervicornis colonies (~20 cm diameter were tagged and observed over eighteen months. In several cases, colony offshoots fused with the adjacent substrate forming secondary disc-like attachment points. Following natural fragmentation, these discs of tissue became separated from the original colony, and were observed to heal and give rise to smaller colonies with striking similarity to the expected morphology of a sexual recruit. Thus, presuming a colony is a sexual recruit based on appearance is unreliable and may lead to inflated expectations of genetic diversity among populations. The accurate assessment of recruitment and genetic diversity is crucial to predicting the recovery potential of these imperiled and ecologically irreplaceable reef corals. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54 (Suppl. 3: 145-151. Epub 2007 Jan. 15.Se ha aceptado que el reclutamiento sexual del coral asta de venado, Acropora cervicornis, es muy raro. Por el contrario, estos corales ramificados proliferan a través de fragmentación, generando densas bases monoespecíficas e incluso monoclonales. Para corales acropóridos, los cuales han sufrido disminuciones de población drásticas, la dominancia de reproducción asexual resulta en bajos niveles de diversidad genot

  19. Characterization and genesis of waterfalls of the Presidente Figueiredo region, Northeast State of Amazonas, Brazil

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    AFONSO C. R. NOGUEIRA

    2001-06-01

    ógeno, quando a região estava sujeita aos processos de lateritização associados a um clima úmido em densa cobertura vegetal. Tais condições favoreceram o desenvolvimento de cavernas nos quartzo-arenitos da Formação Nhamundá. Posteriormente, durante o Quaternário, a região foi afetada por falhas normais NE-SW que deslocaram perfis lateríticos, rios e igarapés, originando as cachoeiras. Esses fenômenos climáticos e tectônicos proporcionaram uma intensa dissecação do relevo da região, indicado pelo recuo das escarpas de falha e pelo desmantelamento de cavernas, responsável pela configuração morfológica atual da região.

  20. Efecto de la adición mineral cal- zeolita sobre la resistencia a la compresión y la durabilidad de un hormigón Effect of lime- zeolite binder on compression strength and durability properties of a concrete

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    Juan José Dopico Montes de Oca

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    Full Text Available La práctica internacional reporta una creciente utilización de los hormigones de altas resistencias, con excelentes resultados en la durabilidad, relacionado con la obtención de una matriz cementicia muy densa, a partir del empleo de altos volúmenes de adiciones minerales muy finas, tales como las cenizas volantes, la microsílice, el metacaolín y otros materiales. Para los países emergentes, entre los cuales se ubica Cuba, el uso de estas adiciones puzolánicas resultan una solución relativamente costosa, dado los altos precios de importación de estos materiales puzolánicos, de ahí la utilidad de usar las fuentes nacionales de puzolanas disponibles de probada reactividad, como sustituías parciales de los contenidos de Cemento Portland Ordinario (CPO en las mezclas de hormigón, sin que se vean afectadas significativamente sus propiedades. El presente trabajo muestra la influencia del nivel de sustitución de los contenidos de Cemento Portland por adición mineral cal- puzolana, en combinación con superplastificante, en el comportamiento de la resistencia a la compresión y la durabilidad de un hormigón. Varios niveles de sustitución de CPO son evaluados, utilizando toba zeolítica como puzolana. Los resultados obtenidos corroboran la posibilidad del reemplazo de altos volúmenes de CPO por aglomerante cal-zeolita, sin que se afecten la resistencia a compresión requerida y su comportamiento ante la acción del ingreso del ion cloruro y la carbonatación.The international construction practice reports a remarkable use and development of high performance concretes, with excellent results in the durability properties, associated with a very dense cement matrix, defined from the use of high volumes of very fine minerals additions, such as, fly ash, silica fume, metakaolin and other fine powders. For the developing countries, among others Cuba, the use of these pozzolanic additions are relatively expensive, given for the high import